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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. .


33 Adelle Matlocha Lampos, PhD’33, 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.

34 The Class of 1934 celebrates its 65th reunion June 4–6, 1999.
Jane Blair Brainard, PhB’34, writes, “Not much happening here in Virginia. Both my parents graduated from Chicago—also 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, AB’34, 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] hadn’t 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. It’s one of the best sites in the world, they say, to view the Northern Lights.”

36 Robert D. Kracke, SB’36, reports that he and Robert W. Hughes, AB’38, 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 life.”

37 Walaska Kohler Battenburg, AB’37, writes, “Nothing’s new! We’re still trying to keep St. Peter waiting and pretending that Father Time isn’t catching up with us. Hope it is the same with all my classmates.” John G. Morris, AB’37, 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, MD’37, is retired. He continues to enjoy skiing and kayaking.

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).

Other alumni news includes: Robert W. Hughes, AB’38, see 1936, Robert D. Kracke.

39 The Class of 1939 celebrates its 60th reunion June 4–6, 1999.
Laurence E. Leamer, AB’39, AM’39, PhD’50, and Helen Burkey Leamer, AB’39, report, “At ages 81 and 84, we are happy to be together in our home. We hope to attend our 60th reunion in 1999.”

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