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What’s the news? We are always eager to receive your news at the Magazine, care of the Class News Editor, University of Chicago Magazine, 1313 East 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637, or by e-mail: No engagements, please. Items may be edited for space. As news is published in the order in which it arrives, it may not appear immediately. Please specify the year under which you would like your news to appear. Otherwise, we will list: (1) all former undergraduates (including those who later received graduate degrees) by the year of their undergraduate degree, and (2) all former students who received only graduate degrees by the year of their final degree. .


30 Irma Frantz Watson, PhB’30, celebrated her 90th birthday on June 29 in Golden, CO, with son Wally and other family members. A pre-birthday celebration was held in May near Boston with granddaughter Janet and Janet’s 1- and 3-year-old daughters. While in Boston, Watson attended granddaughter Anne’s graduation from Boston College. She also spent a week with son Edward in Morristown, NJ. In April, she attended the annual DAR Congress in Washington, DC, as an honorary state regent of Mexico. She writes, “The secret of good health is to keep moving!”

35 Harold L. Hitchens, AB’35, AM’36, PhD’59, who retired from the Air Force as a colonel, served in three wars and flew as a pilot in 167 combat missions. He then spent almost 12 years on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh. He is happy and living in Aurora, IL.

37 John M. Beal, SB’37, MD’41, and Mary Phemister Beal, X’39, keep active with their 4-year-old grandson, Dallas, and in the continuing-education program of Valdosta State University (GA). Alvin I. Weinstein, AB’37, JD’39, will soon celebrate his 60th year practicing law and his 63rd year in accounting. He runs his Illinois office from Arizona part time.

38 College alumni, please send your news to: George C. McElroy, AB’38, AM’39, 1411 E. 54th Place, Chicago, IL 60615-5404. Phone: 773/288-4918 (h).

39 The Class of 1939 celebrates its 60th reunion June 4–6, 1999.

Mary Phemister Beal, X’39, see 1937, John M. Beal.

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