The University of Chicago Magazine

June 1997

Class News


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George H. Crowell, SB'40, recalls, "Late in 1939, WWII already influenced events at the University." As a student employed by U of C clinics, Crowell used German-made glass filters to prepare intravenous solutions for surgeries. "We were notified that replacement of the very fragile filters was impossible due to the war. Needless to say, any breakage was a near calamity." Thelma Iselman Hayes, AB'40, and her husband live in Carlsbad, CA, but they have enjoyed spending portions of the past two winters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Montevideo, Uruguay. Hayes writes, "With the hope of some day not having to translate both sides of a conversation, we attended a Spanish-language school."


Marvin M. Lavin, SB'42, SM'44, MBA'49, a director of the RAND Corporation's alumni association, had his name inscribed on the Calabasas, CA, city hall's Wall of Honor for his role in founding that city six years ago. Eugene C. Pomerance, SB'42, MBA'47, writes: "James M. Wood, AB'36, remembers working as a guard at the Oriental Institute. I do, too. Shall we form an alumni sub-association of former guards of that currently shuttered museum?" He adds, "A reason I remember the least once each year is that I was working there on the real Pearl Harbor Day 55 years ago. I heard the news on my late lunch break at Reynolds Club."

Harold R. Steinhauser, AB'42, MBA'43, writes that he is a chaplain at a truck-stop chapel in Rochelle, IL. "Many drivers visit the chapel for spiritual encouragement," he notes. Joanne Kuper Zimmerman, AB'42, had her story "The Steep Hill" included in An Intricate Weave: Women Writing About Girls and Girlhood (Laguna Hills: Iris Editions). Another of Zimmerman's stories was published in the December issue of Skylark (Purdue University Calumet).


At ceremonies held in Senegal, West Africa, this past December, the Children's Vaccine Initiative of the World Health Organization presented Maurice R. Hilleman, PhD'44, with a lifetime achievement award for his 50 years of research in vaccinology.


The Hyde Park Art Center reports that Donald C. Baum, PhB'46, displayed his work in the center's recent exhibit of self-portraits, How to Describe a Suspect. Harley Flanders, SB'46, SM'47, PhD'49, has been appointed a mathematics scholar-in-residence at Jacksonville University in Florida. James H. Turner, PhB'46, AM'48, continues practicing law after 44 years. He and his wife have two sons--"one a lawyer and the other a radiologist"--and enjoy their four grandchildren, "the youngest a recent adoptee from China."


Rex J. Bates, SB'47, MBA'49, received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in February for his decades of service to the university, where he has been a trustee on the investment committee since 1978. In January, the northern-Michigan magazine Traverse published "Beaver Island's Keeper of the Past," a memoir by David S. Broder, AB'47, AM'51, of the late Helen Hoffman Collar, SB'25, who was the mother of Broder's wife, Ann Collar Broder, AB'48, AM'51.

Flora Bramson Paoli, AM'47, works for the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Her daughter, Elena Ida, is a government attorney; her son, Dan Philip, works at V.A. hospitals as an anaesthesiologist specializing in critical care. Ernest H. Tilford, AM'47, see 1932, Albert T. Bilgray.


Ann Collar Broder, AB'48, AM'51, see 1947, David S. Broder. Frank D. Dunkel, PhB'48, retired in October 1992 after 20 years serving as vice-president of purchasing for a restaurant chain. He keeps busy with volunteer work and gardening. Ernst L. Gayden, PhB'48, an associate professor, retired in June 1995 from a tenured position at Western Washington University's Huxley College of Environmental Studies. Having endowed a lectureship in human ecology there, he now teaches part time at the school and donates his salary to the endowment fund.

After 38 years in educational publishing, Robert B. Stewart, PhB'48, AM'51, retired in November 1995 from Prentice Hall in New Jersey and is "reading no more manuscripts on spec." Stewart writes that he does co-lead a Great Books discussion group in Tarrytown, NY, and that he is also an "active Elderhosteler." Margery Stone Zeitlin, PhB'48, immigrated to Israel 30 years ago. Formerly at Tel Aviv University, she is now with the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Zeitlin divides her time between her 25 grandchildren and political activity. She writes, "It would be a pleasure to see former classmates here in Jerusalem."


Michael A. Cann, AB'49, AM'53, a retired psychologist, is active in Amherst, MA, town meetings, on the town-hall renovation committee, and on the local SALT council. He and his wife, Anne, whom he met when she was a U of C employee, celebrated their 45th anniversary in 1996; the couple enjoys watching their four grandchildren grow up.

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