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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. .
W. ("Jack") Bernhardt, AB'40, a retired captain in the U.S.
Naval Reserve, was the parade marshal of the Lake Bluff, IL, Fourth
of July Parade. From 1941 to 1943, he served on the USS McKean,
receiving a Silver Star medal. After completing flight training,
he was assigned to an airship patrol squadron. In July 1997, he
was awarded the Air Medal for co-piloting, in 1945, the longest
over-water flight made by a non-rigid airship. He has been with
the Chilton Company since 1962 and is regional sales manager for
Electronic Component News. He and his wife, Florence, have four
daughters and seven grandchildren. Jeannette M. Hills, AM'40,
age 94, published her master's thesis, Kinderspielbild (children's
games), in 1957. Written in German, it describes the children's
games depicted in a painting by Flemish artist Pieter Breugel the
elder. Museum fur Volkskunde (the Museum of Folklore) in Vienna
recently acquired the painting and published a second edition of
Hill's thesis to mark the occasion. Thailand's Chulalongkorn University
has named its computer center of the faculty of commerce and accountancy
for Bundhit Kantabutra, MBA'40. Kantabutra, a professor emeritus
and former chair of the statistics department, brought the first
IBM 1620 computer to Thailand in 1963 for use in education and research
at the university.
June 1997, Stanley C. Tuttleman, AB'41, went cycling in Colorado.
The 91-mile ride ("roughly 31 miles downhill") started at 4,500
feet and went up to 10,900 feet. "It was hot at the beginning of
the ride," he reports, "and cold, with snow on the mountains, at
the top." This past summer, Tuttleman, of Merion Station, PA, went
cycling abroad. He spent a week in Italy, cycling for six days and
visiting Venice. He rode about 250 miles, some of which were "climbing
alumni-Mary Lucene Price Miller, AB'43, writes: Last September,
Joseph P. Belmont, SB'42, and his wife moved to Laguna Hills,
CA, and they intend to make this their final home. He writes, "We
are active in several clubs including the Chicago Club, Theatre
Guild, exercise groups, and bridge, which I am teaching at the 'refresher'
and basic levels. I am also producing and directing a variety show
to be shown in December. It is not Chicago out here." John H.
Donnelly, SB'42, MD'46, writes, "As a gradually deteriorating
octogenarian, I find it difficult to 'share' anything interesting
except to the diminishing number of former classmates... For them,
I: 1) am still alive and kicking; 2) am in reasonably good health;
and 3) note that virtually every day, week, month, or year is much
like the last. After the obligatory national and international travel
following retirement, I've maintained hobbies in collecting stamps
and mineral specimens, with club memberships in each, and monthly
luncheons with local retired physicians, collectively dubbed the
Olf Arts Gallery, Contemporary Antiques."
alumni, please send your news to: Mary Lucene Price Miller,
AB'43, 1019 Glendalyn Circle, Spartanburg, SC 29302-2170. Phone:
news includes: Roland Stevens, MD'42, writes that he
left Chicago in July 1942 to move to Rochester, NY, where he established
a general-surgery partnership and taught at the University of Rochester
Medical School. After two years in the Air Force, Stevens returned
to Rochester and practiced general surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital
until 1980. In 1961, he established a medical department for Xerox
Corporation. During the 1980s, he established the department of
occupational and environmental medicine at Rochester. He has been
fully retired since 1991. He writes, "Between 1940 and 1950, my
good wife, Mary, and I had six children. Mary died in 1980. I remarried
in 1983 to Lois Wendell." They travel, ski, play tennis, and visit
alumni-Beata Hayton, AB'43, writes: Donald Cronson, AB'43,
JD'48, is now a retired lawyer based in Switzerland. He comes to
the U.S. to visit New York and Palm Beach in late autumn each year,
and goes to South Africa in the winter. Franklin B. Evans,
AA'41, AB'43, MBA'54, PhD'59, taught at the GSB for nine years.
He went on to teach at the University of Hawaii, with the U. S.
Air Force in Japan, and at Northwestern University. Now professor
emeritus, he retired with his wife, Barbara Both Evans, to Florida
and then Hawaii. She died last year, and he is moving back to the
Midwest. Martha Siefkin Gordon, AB'43, joined the Navy after
graduation, married a naval aviator, and settled in southern California,
where they spent 20 years "raising avocados and five boys." When
they moved to Australia, she earned an M.S.W. degree at Flinders
University of South Australia and began a career in family therapy.
In 1980 they divorced, and Gordon came back to Chicago to work.
In 1993, she retired to Colorado, where her second son lives with
his family. Her other sons live in Australia, California, Texas,
and Connecticut. Frank D. ("Nick") Kenney, AB'48, JD'49,
left college for service with the Army Signal Corps in the China-Burma-India
theater. He was an associate and partner at Winston & Strawn in
Chicago until his retirement in 1992. He and his wife, Virginia
Banning Kenney, PhD'44, have four children and six grandchildren
and keep busy with family, dogs, horses, and Republican politics.
William R. Oostenbrug, SB'47, and his wife, Elizabeth
Headland Oostenbrug, AB'44, had "some good Florida time" last
winter with George T. Drake, X'43; his wife, Janet Wagner
Drake, AB'43, AM'46; John B. Angelo, AB'48, JD'49; and
Suzanne Adams Huffaker, AB'43. They report, "Basically, we're
all amazed we're still here and in good shape." Audrey Collinson
Small, AB'43, met Philip L. Small, X'43, in Professor
Bentley's Shakespeare class and married him secretly when he was
a cadet in the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy. She worked after graduation
at the Thomas Y. Crowell Company in New York, and later at the University
of California, Berkeley's library. She still volunteer teaches,
writes poetry, gives demonstrations of string figures (cat's cradles)
at schools and libraries, and travels with her husband, who has
retired as manager of sales training for Kaiser Aluminum. They had
three children-their son, Peter; their late son, Christopher; and
their daughter, Lindsley-and have three granddaughters.
alumni, please send your news to: Beata Hayton, AB'43, 1020
Grove St., Evanston, IL 60201-4235. Fax: 847/475-5969.
news includes: David R. Krathwohl, SB'43, AM'47, PhD'53,
reports that the second edition of his book Methods of Educational
and Social Science Research: An Integrated Approach, was published
by Longman. A new appendix describing how to prepare a research
proposal appears in this edition.
Class of 1944 celebrates its 55th reunion June 4-6, 1999. V.
Jeanne Osborn, AM'44, was recently included in Portraits
in Cataloging and Classification: Theorists, Educators, and Practitioners
of the Late Twentieth Century, composed for the 25th-anniversary
issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly.
alumni-Norman L. Macht, PhB'47, writes: My own enjoyment of
a family get-together in August and notes from two classmates are
reminders that campuses are not the only sites for reunions.
Joan Frye Yoken, AB'47, held her fourth annual family reunion
in July after visiting her youngest son, a music teacher, in Finland.
Ruth Johnstone Wales, AB'47, traveled to Maui for an April
reunion with Kelly Hall roommate Sally V. Raisbeck, AB'47,
at Sally's home in Wailuku. C. Lamar Wallis, BLS'47, received
the 1998 Intellectual Freedom Award from the Tennessee Library Association.
Wallis retired as director of the Memphis-Shelby County Public Library
and Information Center in 1980. Marilyn Forb Zimmerman, AB'47,
and her husband of 51 years, Mortimer W. Zimmerman, MBA'45,
work as a volunteer team with Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic
in Boca Raton, FL. Werner S. Zimmt, PhB'47, SB'47, SM'49,
PhD'51, is an adjunct professor at the University of Arizona and
a research associate at the Arizona State Museum. Douglas E.
Thompson, Jr., AB'47, retired as CEO of Fearn International
in 1989, and raises hunting and polo horses and bird dogs in Barrington
alumni, please send your news to: Norman L. Macht, PhB'47,
226 S. Washington St., Easton, MD 21601. Phone: 410/770-4539 (h).
College alumni, please send your news to: Marilyn Corliss
Durst, PhB'47, 17 Stonewall Way, Falmouth, ME 04105. E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 207/797-5987 (h).
news includes: On December 16, George W. Wetherill, PhB'48,
SB'49, SM'51, PhD'53, received the National Medal of Science in
a ceremony at the White House. The award honored work rooted in
his research at the U of C. He was elected to the American Philosophical
Society in April. He is a scientific staff member in the terrestrial
magnetism department at the Carnegie Institute of Washington, where
he was director from 1975 to 1991. While a student at the U of C,
he married Phyllis Steiss Wetherill, PhB'47, AM'50, who died
four years ago. On July 15, he married Mary Bailey, a recently retired
editor at the Bureau of National Affairs and a former president
of the Washington, DC, chapter of the National Organization for
Class of 1949 celebrates its 50th reunion June 4-6, 1999. Clifton
H. Johnson, AM'49, the founding director emeritus of the Amistad
Research Center at Tulane University, acted as a consultant on Steven
Spielberg's movie Amistad. Johnson, who has has worked for 40 years
to make the story of La Amistad more well known, says he felt the
movie overemphasized John Quincy Adam's role and underemphasized
abolitionist Lewis Tappan's. In April, the American Philosophical
Society elected Marshall N. Rosenbluth, SM'47, PhD'49, into its
membership. Rosenbluth is a professor emeritus and research physicist
at the University of California, San Diego. Charles B. Tinkham,
PhB'49, a Purdue University Calumet faculty member since 1955, received
Purdue University's President's Medal for outstanding achievement
and service to the university at the May commencement exercises.