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
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. .
Adelle Matlocha Lampos, PhD33, enjoyed a cruise through
the Panama Canal in November. In 1997, her church choir sang in
Crakow, Poland, and Leipzig, Germany, and visited Prague, where
she met Czech friends.
The Class of 1934 celebrates its 65th reunion June 46,
Jane Blair Brainard, PhB34, writes, Not much
happening here in Virginia. Both my parents graduated from Chicagoalso
my sisters Margaret and Betty. I still remember my years there and
my husband I met many years ago. A year ago, Patricia Bonner
Tomlinson, AB34, and her daughter took an Elderhostel
trip to the Hudson Bay, to what was known as Fort Churchill, Manitoba.
During WWII, her husband was sent there to test ammunition under
cold-weather conditions. We went to see the polar bears!
Tomlinson writes. They were starved from hibernation. [The
ice] hadnt yet formed solidly enough for them to go out for
seals and consequently [they] were very dangerous. We saw them from
a helicopter and from tundra buggy rides and from bedroom windows
in very much the same building the Canadian and American researchers
had used. Its one of the best sites in the world, they say,
to view the Northern Lights.
D. Kracke, SB36, reports that he and Robert W. Hughes,
AB38, were colleagues and fraternity brothers at Chicago.
Kracke and his wife see Hughes and his wife, Alice, several times
a year. Kracke writes, Bob is making up for his studious years
at Chicago. Hughes, 83, recently won two gold medals in swimming
at the Maryland Senior Olympics. More remarkable, Kracke
writes, is that he did this with one and a half legs. He left
his lower leg in Europe as a result of the Battle of the Bulge.
This handicap has never changed his remarkable spirit and joy of
Walaska Kohler Battenburg, AB37, writes, Nothings
new! Were still trying to keep St. Peter waiting and pretending
that Father Time isnt catching up with us. Hope it is the
same with all my classmates. John G. Morris, AB37,
reports that his book Get the Picture: A Personal History of
Photojournalism received a positive review in the New York Times
and the award of excellence of the United Nations Society of Writers
and Artists. He has spoken about the book to groups including the
Time Life Alumni Society and the Denver and Los Angeles chapters
of the American Society of Media Photographers. He also visited
four journalism schools and one community college. He writes, What
pleases me most is the reception the book has received from a wide
range of friends and colleagues. At 98, John Newdorp,
MD37, is retired. He continues to enjoy skiing and kayaking.
College alumni, please send your news to: George C. McElroy,
AB38, AM39, 1411 E. 54th Place, Chicago, IL 60615-5404.
Phone: 773/288-4918 (h).
Other alumni news includes: Robert W. Hughes, AB38,
see 1936, Robert D. Kracke.
The Class of 1939 celebrates its 60th reunion June 46,
Laurence E. Leamer, AB39, AM39, PhD50,
and Helen Burkey Leamer, AB39, report, At ages
81 and 84, we are happy to be together in our home. We hope to attend
our 60th reunion in 1999.