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R. Cahill, PhB’31, see 1932, Stoddard J. Small.
J. Small, PhB’32, reports that in trying to track down friends
from the “olden days” at the U of C, he found Gilbert F. White,
SB’32, SM’34, PhD’42, and Paul E. Locklin, X’32. This year,
he notes, marks the 70th anniversary of their 1928 matriculation.
He also found two Psi Upsilon brothers: Arthur R. Cahill,
PhB’31, and Warren S. Askew, PhB’34.
Warren S. Askew, PhB’34, see 1932, Stoddard J. Small.
alumni—George C. McElroy, AB’38, AM’39, writes: Paul A. Wagner,
AB’38, is retiring—again. He retired from his management consulting
company ten years ago, then continued consulting (including in Vietnam),
but is swearing off. The color campus newsreels Wagner took in 1937–38
have faded irretrievably, he says. Gene C. Davis, AB’38,
after working his way through the University leading a jazz band
and playing everything from string bass to valve trombone, regrettably
decided there was more money in law than in music and became one
of Chicago’s leading probate lawyers. He has retired to houses in
Lake Forest, IL, and Naples, FL, and has gone back to jazz. Ben
B. Blivaiss, SB’38, SM’40, PhD’46, a physiology professor at
the Chicago Medical School of the Finch University of Health Sciences,
is also the university’s assistant chief academic officer.
alumni, please send your news to: George C. McElroy, AB’38,
AM’39, 1411 E. 54th Pl., Chicago, IL 60615. Phone: 773/288-4918
alumni news: Seymour Meyerson, SB’38, won the 1993
Frank H. Field and Joe L. Franklin award from the American Chemical
Society for his work in mass spectrometry. Meyerson and members
of his family live in a cohousing community in Asheville, NC. (This
corrects information published in the April/98 issue.—Ed.)
Mitchell S. Seidler, AB’39, of Hixson, TN, holds an M.A.
in education from the University of Cincinnati and a divinity doctorate
from Western Seminary in Portland, OR. Over 50 years, he was pastor
of five Baptist churches in five states. He retired in 1994 to care
for his diabetic wife, Shirlee, who died October 13. Seidler has
six children and 13 grandchildren.