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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. .


40 Seymour K. Coburn, SB’40, continues to head his firm Corrosion Consultants, Inc., representing the Belgium firm mathys, which specializes in waterborne protective coatings for highway bridges and heavy steel structures. Coburn also presents and writes technical papers on the subject.

42 College alumni—Mary Lucene Price Miller, AB’43, writes: From California, David N. Siebert, AB’42, reports that he suffered a broken kneecap last fall; thus his wife, Esther, had to drive him everywhere. He received a joint telephone call from Frank J. Lynch, SB’44, and Joseph J. Hackett, AB’42, SB’48, who live in Chicago. Clayton L. Traeger, AB’42, of Arizona called David after returning from a journey to Australia. Ralph C. Ashley, AB’42, of Arizona recently visited Chicago and attended a party given by Ruth Thomas Billingsley and Pat Billingsley—who recently retired from the U of C mathematics department—at the old Thomas home on Kimbark Avenue. Ralph said Ruth’s brother William A. Thomas, X’40, and his wife, Mickey, were there from Michigan. With children and grandchildren, it was “great fun.” Lawrence Heyworth Jr., X’42, and his wife, Jean, enjoyed their golf games in Scotland.

Classmates, have you read The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw? It is our generation he writes of. I was impressed with his statement, “They stayed true to their values of personal responsibility, duty, honor, and faith.” Hey, friends and classmates, I have an e-mail address, and it is very nice to see “You’ve got mail.” (Yes, I have seen the movie, too.) Send me your news for the U of C Magazine at my home address or this one:

College alumni, please send your news to: Mary Lucene Price Miller, AB’43, 1019 Glendalyn Circle, Spartanburg, SC 29302-2170. Phone: 864/583-0063 (h). E-mail:

Other alumni news includes: Paul A. Florian III, MBA’42, cruised the Baltic region in July with his wife, Marianna, and son Paul.

43 College alumna—Beata Hayton, AB’43, writes: Two classmates very much present at our class reunion last year were Dominic G. (“Nick”) Parisi, X’43, MBA’48, and his wife, Helen Tyler Parisi, AB’43. Nick was captain of the varsity baseball team and president of Phi Gamma Delta in college. He went on to Navy service and was wounded in the Normandy invasion. After he and Helen married, he came back to campus for an M.B.A. degree and went to work at Marshall Field’s. He later attended Northwestern University for a Ph.D. From there, he went to DePaul University, where he became chair of the management department and director of administration studies, creating on-site programs in management of public services and rehabilitation services in six states. He established the country’s first M.B.A. program in systems management and set up DePaul’s London fellowship program for honors students. He has been an adjunct professor at Northwestern’s Traffic Institute, leading seminars for state and local law-enforcement organizations across the country. Now retired to San Diego, he and Helen enjoy traveling and try to visit a different country every year. They have four children, one grandchild, and four stepgrandchildren.

College alumni, please send your news to: Beata Hayton, AB’43, 1020 Grove St., Evanston, IL 60201-4235. Fax: 847/475-5969.

47 College alumni—Norman L. Macht, PhB’47, writes: Our classmates continue to trot the globe with intrepidity. If anyone is planning a journey to eastern Europe and Asia, I suggest consulting Donald L. Fernow, AB’47, MBA’48. His fall 1998 odyssey took him by rail, air—and for all I know, camel—from Hong Kong through Mongolia to Russia, the Baltics, several of the newly proclaimed republics from the old USSR, and his last stop, Volgograd, erst Stalingrad. Richard L. Forstall, PhB’47, left footprints in the concrete of Boston; Chicago; Cody, WY; Venice, Italy; and Ireland in 1998. Retired after more than 20 years each at Rand McNally & Co. and the U.S. Census Bureau, he also pursues genealogy, in which, like everything else we learned at the U of C, “one never answers all questions.” Marilyn Holzman Horwitch, AB’47, was reelected to the Avoca School Board #37 in Wilmette, IL—which, everybody who has held a similar position knows, can be a trip of another kind.

College alumni, please send your news to: Norman L. Macht, PhB’47, 226 S. Washington St., Easton, MD 21601. Phone: 410/410/770-4539 (h).

48 College alumni—Marilyn Corliss Durst, PhB’47, writes: Connie Holubar Hogarth, PhB’47, SB’48, moved to 450 State Route 9D, Beacon, NY 12508-4057. Upon her retirement as executive director of the Westchester Peoples’ Action Coalition (WESPAC), the Connie
Hogarth Center for Social Action at Manhattanville College was established. The center, which will encourage academics to be social activists, officially opened in October. Robert S. Petty, PhB’48, has new snail mail and e-mail addresses. They are, respectively, 405 Fiddlers Reach Road, Phippsburg, ME 04562, and Robert E. Block, AB’48, took his wife and sister-in-law to Vienna, Austria, last summer to visit a daughter and six grandchildren. They took side trips to the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. He had a fine vacation and now is back at work. Dorothy Hodson Vining, PhB’46, SB’48, celebrates her seven children, 14 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild! She went to Rome, Assisi, and Siena this past fall. She says, “Life is still a blast and a joy.” Jo-Ann Butters Segall, X’48, was studying for her Ph.D. in international law and relations when she met her husband-to-be, Edwin E. Segall, AM’49. Edwin joined the State Department as a Foreign Service officer. They went to Romania, Yugoslavia, Indonesia, and Mali. They have a son, Lewis A. Segall, AB’81, and a daughter, Becky, who went to the U of C from 1983–1987.

College alumni, please send your news to: Marilyn Corliss Durst, PhB’47, 17 Stonewall Way, Falmouth, ME 04105-2491. E-mail: Phone: 207/797-5987 (h).

Other alumni news includes: Joan Zabronsky Leibman, AB’48, AM’52, see 1950, Jordan H. Leibman. Ruth Carlson Lindahl, AM’48, has enjoyed a career in social work for 25 years, working in the field of child welfare and as a psychiatric social worker in a psychiatric hospital. Recently, the northwest branch of the American Association of University Women recognized her service contributions to that chapter, making its annual gift to the AAUW Education Foundation in her name. She was “touched and humbled” by the gesture. This past June, Ruth attended reunion with her husband, Philip, and especially enjoyed the 50-year convocation in Rockefeller Chapel.

49 The Class of 1949 celebrates its 50th reunion June 4–6, 1999.

Harry E. Groves, JD’49, was elected secretary of the council on legal education at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting. Albert L. Weeks, AM’49, was appointed to the staff of CityTempo Magazine of Sarasota, FL. He writes articles and the column “Et. Al.” He also regularly contributes to the Russian journal Globus, published in Vladimir, which runs his column “Amerikanskiy Ugolok (American Corner).” He teaches courses in global communications and western civilization at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota. This is his eighth year on the faculty.

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