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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 Harriet Hathaway Fearon, PhB’30, reports that she and Anne Caruso lived in the same residential facility twice, first as undergraduates at Beecher Hall and second as residents of a Redding, CA, retirement facility, Hilltop Estates. The Associated Press carried a story about the women meeting after 60 years. Fearon lives in Redding to be near her son, Robert, of Mt. Shasta, CA. Her other son, John, is an emergency-room physician in Bellefontaine, OH.

32 Gilbert F. White, SB’32, SM’34, PhD’42, a professor emeritus of geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder, released a study urging Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority to preserve the region’s aquatic ecosystems to ensure that an adequate supply of fresh, high-quality water is available for future generations. The U.S. National Research Council, the Israel Academy of Science and Humanities, the Palestine Academy for Science and Technology, and the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan conducted the study, with White serving as the committee’s chair.

34Last August, Helen L. Morgan, AB’34, AM’36, moved to Pitzer Lodge, an assisted-living section of Pilgrim Place in California, where she has lived for 20 years after spending 25 years in Turkey as an educational missionary. She writes, “I am in fairly good health and am active in my community.”

37 Caroline Hutcheson Acree, AB’37, AM’40, writes, “I still enjoy hearing from (or reading about) friends I remember from college years.” Woodrow W. Eddins, MD’37, is retired and engaged in the farm and timber business.

38College alumni—George McElroy, AB’38, AM’39, writes: Joan Michelson Rockwell, AB’40, writes from Aalborg, Denmark, that she has been a painter (she studied with George Grosz in New York and also in Denmark) and a university lecturer specializing in the sociology of culture in England. The latest of her several books, Life in Old Age, A Commonplace Book, has a lot about the U of C in the 1930s.

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 Joseph E. Bagdonas, X’39, worked first for the Employment Service/War Manpower Commission as an analyst, then transferred to the American Dental Association and the American Medical Association in manpower and health economics. He later worked at Ford Motor Co. in management relations and defense manpower planning, and at Marquardt Corp. in systems and procedures. For three years, he led Great Books discussion groups in Chicago community programs. Now settled in Ogden, UT, with his wife, Margaret Randall, he tends to agricultural pursuits, caring for “two peach trees, two Astrakhan and Red Delicious apples, a Razzberry patch, a dozen roses, Merion turf, and intractable spurge.”

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