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Campaign in Final Months $114,590 Short of Goal

Gettier Heads Department Of Religion Dr. John A. Gettier, assistant professor of religion, has been appointed to a two-year term as chairman of the department. He succeeds Dr. Edmond LaB. Cherbonnier, currently on a Sabbatical and leave of absence in England. Dr. Gettier, who has been acting chairman of the Department during the absence of Dr. Cherbonnier, joined the Trinity faculty in 1966. He was promo.ted to the rank of assistant professor last fall. Dr. Cherbonnier, who has been chairman of the Departtre nt of Religion since 1955, is stepping down under a policy of chairmanship rotation initiated by the Board of Trustees in 1967. Dr. Gettier, a 1956 graduate of Wesleyan, taught at the Gilman School in Baltimore for one year before attending Yale Divinity School, where he received his Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1961. He received a Th.D. degree last year from the Union Theological Seminary in New York. He has also studied at the University of Chicago and Princeton Theological Seminary, and is the contributor of many book reviews to the Union Seminary Quarterly Review. His specialty is the Old Testament. Dr. Gettier's term as department chairman will expire June 30, 1974.

With three months remammg in the 1971-72 Annual Campaign, $114,590 must be raised to meet the $425,000 goal. A report dated March 20 from the Development Office indicates a total' of $310,410 has been raised in gifts and pledges. This is the identical amount raised last year in the same period. Goal of the successful 1970-71 drive was $400,000. Of the five categories comprising the Annual Fund, two have already exceeded their goals - Friends of Trinity and Foundations (non-corporate). The Alumni Fund is at 68% of goal and the Parents Fund is at 65% of goal. Last year at this time, the Alumni Fund was at 93% and the Parent Fund was at 84%. The number of contributors in the current campaign-2,136- is 370 more than last year, an increase of 21%. "The sharp increase in number of givers," said Judson Rees, director of development, "indicates that alumni, parents and friends recognize the importance of making gifts to help buttress the quality of the academic program at Trinity. "Ifowever as impressive as this increase may be, to date 84% of the alumni have not yet contributed to the 1971-72 Alumni Fund." Rees also pointed to the increase in the number of contributors who qualify for membership in the Anniversary Club ($150 to $999). To date, 332 have qualified as compared with 285 at the same time last year. "This generous response," Rees said, "demonstrates that Trinity is also receiving many more larger gifts. Although gifts in any amount are needed and most welcome, achievement of the $425,000 goal would be assured by a greater number of larger gifts before the deadline of June 30." Details of the March 20 report: ALUMNI FUND (goal $250,000) $169,161 raised from 1,632 givers (last year at the same time - $186,832 from 1,325). PARENTS FUND (goal $85,000) $55,231 raised from 380 givers (last year -$62,715 from 364). BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY ASSOCIATES (goal $60,000) - $48,354 raised from 72 givers (last year- $43,378 from 44). FRIENDS OF TRINITY FUND (goal $15 ,000) - $18,964 raised from 48 givers (last year- $7,783 from 30). FOUNDATIONS, non-corporate (goal $15,000) - $18,700 raised from 4 givers (last year- $9,883 from 3).

1972 REUNION PLAN The Executive Committee of the Alumni Association has voted to reverse its 1966 decision concerning reunions. At that time, the plan adopted scheduled reunions for classes which had been contemporaries during undergraduate days. Beginning this fall, the traditional plan that was in effect prior to 1966 will be followed. The 1972 Reunion is scheduled for the weekend of November 10-12 and the following classes will have formal reunions: 1917, 1922, 1932, 1937, 1942, 1952, 1962 and 1967.

MARCH, 1972


A Dialogue with Hartford

Ivan Backer

"Mutual benefit" for school and community is the principle which guides the work of Trinity's Office of Community Affairs, according to Ivan A. Backer, director of the program since its beginning 2~ years ago. Backer, who came to Trinity in the fall of 1969 to organize the College's relationship with the Hartford community, says he has tried to develop the potential for two-way relationships, in which programs would result in positive effects for both the city and its people, as well as the College and its students. Today the program involves placing students in volunteer and field work situations, working with faculty and administrators as resources for the community, establishing regular programs such as the series of 路 Community Educational Workshops and summer athletic activities, sponsoring events on campus with 路 community groups, and further developing contacts with public and civic organizations. More than I 00 students have gotten involved in volunteer programs through the Office of Community Affairs; 70 more are doing field work in conjunction with academic courses; another 25 are engaged in independent study and Open Semester work in the city, working as Legislative interns or partieipating in the work-study Urban Corps of Hartford, on the job for the city. (see COMMUNITY, Page 4)

Mathematician's Archives .. Housed in A us tin路 Arts Center ~.

A collection of geometric art objects, assembled by the late Edwin M. Blake, former head of the mathematics department of the University of Arizona, is being permanently housed in Trinity's Austin Arts Center. The Blake Collection was officially opened to the public on March 14, when Sir Roland Penrose, an authority on Picasso, delivered the first of three im"p ortant lectures on contemporary artist_s. The three Blake Memorial Lectures, given from March 14-16, were on the topics: "Picasso: Beauty and the Beast;" "Max Ernst: The Elephant of the Celebes," and '.'Three Spaniards: Picasso, Miro and Tapies." The Blake Collection was displayed at a special exhibition in the Widener Gallery, and in the Blake Room on the second floor of the Arts Center. It represents 40 years of scholarly labor, 路and contains manuscripts, microfilm, photographs, models, slides and other materials related to Dr. Blake's theory and research. Also included in the collection are objects such as textiles and ceramics, the design of which seem to embody some aspect of Dr. Blake's method of artistic design. That method, called "A Method for the Creation of Geometric Design Based


on Structure" was devised as a "justification" of abstract art, a systematic attempt to classify and delineate the elements of abstract art that are ~ased on geometry. It was in the early part of the 20th Century, when cubism was emerging in France and expressionism developing in Germany, that Dr. Blake began to develop his language of forms which the. nonobjective artists could draw (see BLAKE, page 5)


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Stud~nts Confront

'Politics of Today

In a quiet, wood-paneled lounge, a class of Trinity College men and women debate the issues which disrupted campuses nationwide during the '60's, and which remain critical issues for most Americans in the '70's. The students are there to discuss whether colleges should give preferential treatment to blacks and other disadvantaged minorities; what "civil Toomey Bowie Kurth Bronzino disobedience" means in both its non-violent and violent forms; what the Dr. WILLIAM T. BOWIE '64, assistant Europe." He will begin writing this fall and professor of chemistry was co-author of the expects to have the manuscript ready sometime role of the university should be and what following papers : " Configurational Correlation in 1973 when it will be published by Princeton - part students should play in its decisions; between some Dihydroquinaldine Dimers" with University Press. what , a rational United States foreign I.W. Elliott and D. Wong, presented at the *** policy would be like ; what is the rationale Third International Congress of Heterocyclic STEPHEN MINOT, adjunct associate for Women's Lib, and whether a Chemistry at Sendai, Japan; and "A Rate Study professor of English, has edited a critical of the Chromo us Ion Reduction of Some Stable anthology of the short story with Ronley professional Army is more compatible Organic Cations" with M. Feldman, presented Wilson, Jr., of the University of Northern Iowa. with democracy than a conscripted one. at the National Meeting of the American The book entitled "Three Stances of Modern They meet not to plot against the Chemical Society, Washington, D.C. Fiction" was published this year by Winthrop college administration or the government, . *** Publishers of Cambridge, Mass. Minot and Dr. MICHAEL R. CAMPO, chairman of but rather to confront the issues Wilson explore the three basic stances of modern languages and director of Trinity's fiction-mimetic, premise and themselves in open debate. What they Rome/Campus program, will leave in early dream-illustrating them with stories from some arrive at is a statement of policy on each April for his annual trip to Rome to set up the Samuel Hendel of the most exciting writers of our time: John question, much in the way the major civil summer program as well as the fall and spring Updike, Ralph Ellison, Franz Kafka, Langston government agents when natiomii security rights/ civil liberties groups in America 1972~73 semesters. Mrs. Campo will join him Hughes, Richard Brautigan, 'Donald Barthelme, is involved-and then three students later for a trip to Jerusalem. From there the determine their policies. What they share Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., John Barth, Dylan Thomas Campos will go on to Athens, Delphi and present position papers on the question and others, in, is an experiment in freedom. Corinth. Their / tour · director there will be of U.S. Foreign Policy. *** In the Trinity College Catalogue, the eatherine - de ~ Grlillia,Mwh·o is ·director of~ the • ·QT. DONALD-D. HQOK, associate professor . The position papers, a key element in group is listed as a graduate course in archaeology program . at · Re!lle · this · surluner. of modern langtiages, arid- Dr. L,otharKahn of the structure of the seminars, are to be "The Politics of Confrontation." In the They will visit some of the Greek Islands, then Central Connecticut State College, have on to Venice, Verona, Sirmione and back to researched beyond the required reading classroom, they call themselves the collaborated on new intermediate German text, Rome to f'mish up more Trinity/Rome business. "Stimmen aus deutschen Landen," published in list, and are used to kick off discussion on "Trinity College Seminar," and their January by Van Nostrand Reinhold Company *** a particular subject. The papers are instructor, Professor Samuel Hendel, President and Mrs. LOCKWOOD'S 25-day of New York. It is an anthology of modern expected to reflect arguments on both believes 'the course to be the only one of trek in Nepal was featured in the Hartford short stories by well-known writers from sides of a controversy. · Courant Sunday Magazine March 5. The article its kind in the country. various German-speaking regions. was profusely illustrated with color The college student, says Dr. Hendel, Dr. Hendel, chairman and professor of * * * photographs. Also the- subject of a magazine A lecture and reading by well-known Black "has .a tendency to do two things:- 'he the Political Science Department at feature in "Accent" of the Sunday Hartford poet Don L. Lee was the highlight of a series of speaks in glittering generalities, anct 'he Trinity since 1970 and formerly of the HAROUTUNE M. Times was Dr. events commemorating Black History Week, tends to come down hard on one side of DADOURIAN, Emeritus Seabury Professor of City College of the City University of sponsored by the Trinity Coalition of Blacks. mathematics and natural philosophy who re- · Lee; who addressed an audience of several an issue without ·considedng the New Ymk, is · teaching from ,first-h,and , tired in . 1949. __, hundred, teaches at Howard University : Other *_,. * - ... ,...., .,.- - - . . """"' "' argum'dnts the other side.' . .~ . t' ,'-'-·- - - " experience; he is chairman of the evel;).ts:...:irt~ tl}e w'!Jfh!.ded ftl111s, displ,l&.sions _ Oncf ,o{ the':·poillts' Pro'f~s;or ·lienaef Academic Freedom C<t:rinrilttee · o f: 'th'e. ~ Dr. PHILLIP C. F . BANKWITZ, professor of l and "a celebration of.Black·culture." American Civil Liberties Union, and has tries to make during the term, and which history, is gathering information for a book on *** lndustrial Research - magazine inVited 'Dr. ;the Alsatian Autonomists. ·In a Tripod ; been· a member of the ACLU Board of he also makes in a brief afterword to his interview, Bankwitz disclosed plans for his JOSEPH BRONZINO, associate professor of Directors since 1967. From 1968 to 1970 book, is that whenever "confrontation latest publication to be entitled "The History engineering to submit an article on he was a member of the ACLU Planning politics " threatens freedom and of the Alsatian Autonomist, 1919-1945." "Bioinstrumentation," following the favorable Committee. democracy, it is necessary to remind According to Bankwitz , Alsace was a leading reception of a recent article in Science entitled In addition, as faculty-elected cause of both World Wars in the Twentieth students that "whatever the cause, the "The Biomedical Engineer- The Roles He Can Century ... "Alsace was the Northern Ireland of Play ." This .new article appeared in March. ombudsman at CCNY, he was involved in use of methods which violate and subvert *** deliberations that followed after a group the basic principles of freedom of The members of the informal consortium of of militant black and Puerto Rican expression and academic freedom are not New England college libraries known as students seized the City College campus only incompatible with the nature and CONVAL (Amherst, Bowdoin, Dartmouth, and closed it down in April, 1969. Mount Holyoke, Smith, Trinity, Wesleyan and purposes of a university but (are) Williams) have recently completed an analysis He is also the editor of a new .book, anti-civil-libertarian, anti-democratic, and, - - of theii perfodical holdings in · ·the fields of "The Politics of Confrontation" (1971: ultimately, self- defeating and anthropology, astronomy and mathematics. Appleton-Century-Crofts), a collection of self-destructive ... To abandon the The purpose of this analysis is to provide the source materials, pro and con, on the - democratic process of freedom of data for a study of the possible elimination of duplication to effect economies as well as to expression in the interest of 'good' causes issues, which he developed out of his uncover sections of these three fields which is to risk the destruction of freedom not experiences, and uses .as one of the texts may not be covered properly by any of the just for the present but for the future ..." in the Trinity Seminar. member libraries. A spring meeting of the chief Sit in on the seminar: There are 12 librarians will be held to work out guidelines students here, along with Professor and responsibilities with a view to making each institution's periodical funds as effective as Hendel. Three of them are women, and TRINITY possible. one black male. All are seniors, and REPORTER *** before class begins a few are overheard Theatre Arts Department Chairman talking about law school. GEORGE E. NICHOLS has helped to broaden VoL 2, No.7 March 1972 the number and variety of dramatic Several topics are to be considered productions presented on campus by requiring today. First is the question of job Issued nine times a year in October., each member of his Directing class to direct a recruitment on college campuses, and Dr. November, December, January, one-act play for the College audience. Sponsored Hendel outlines three basic positions: in conjunction with the JESTERS, student February, March, April, May, and dramatic group, the 14 one-acts are being permit recruit-ment without June. Published by the Office of Public presented in afternoon performances through discriminating against any firm or agency; Information, Trinity College, Hartford, the month of April. Mr. Nichols will direct bar all recruiters, or selectively bar some, Conn . 06106. Second class postage Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" as the spring while admitting others. paid at Hartford, Connecticut. Theatre Arts production. Students debate whether it is possible The REPORTER ~ ma~d ~ · *** KARL KURTH, director of athletics, was to selectively bar some recruiters: "You a! umni, parents, faculty, staff and elected to the Executive Council of the Eastern would not allow the Mafia to recruit," friends of Trinity. Copies are available Collegiate Athletic Conference during a one student asserts. When another to students. There is no charge. February meeting of that group. He is also student suggests barring certain Letter.s for publication must be no currently serving as vice president of the 'New companies because of the "trouble" their longer than 200 words and signed. The England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association and vice president of the New presence on campus would cause, a third printing of any letter is at the England Conference on Athletics. student objects, calling the argument discretion of the Editor and may be *** "weak-kneed." Extended to the racial edited fer brevity, not Sl)bstance. An article by Dr. MICHELE TOOMEY, says, the argument would situation, he PEER GYNT portrayed by Peter Kiliani assistant professor of psychology, entitled "The Editor, L. Barton Wilson '37; suggest that "if busing upsets whites and '75 surrounds himself with wealth, luxury Conflict Theory Approach to Decision-Making Associate Editor, Alfred C. Burfeind causes trouble, then blacks should be Applied to Alcoholics" will soon be published '64; Assistant Editor, Milli Silvestri; and dancing girls (Robin Rogers '72) in in the Journal of Personality and Social Sports Information, Richard J. arrested and their rights taken away." an effort to find his true purpose in life. Psychology. Dr. Toomey, who came to Trinity Mazzuto '71 ; Photographer, David R. The seminar moves on to discuss The Henrik Ibsen play was directed by in 1971, is also · a specialist in the link between Lowe; Alumni Secretary, John L. Hey! another topic-whether colleges should David Eliet, instructor in the Department '66. attitudes and behavior, decision-making, social give information about students to of Theatre Arts. influences and women's liberation. ~


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Larry Woods' Philosophy of Helping Others Larry J. Woods, a 25-year-old Trinity College junior, will tell you that one of life's purposes is "to help other people." He'll tell you how he put that belief to work in Vietnam, how he applies it in Hartford's North End , how he demonstrates it on his own weekly television program, and how it influences what he wants to do with his education. Woods, who transferred to Trinity from Greater Hartford Community College last year, has been named · Trinity's first recipient of a special Aetna Life and Casualty Scholarship to support the needs of minority or disadvantaged students. Woods will receive $3,500 .of a $4,000 grant from Aetna Life and Casualty. The remaining $500 will go to Trinity's Fund for Disadvantaged Students. An urban studies .major, Woods has long been using the City for his laboratory. Born in Quitman, Ga., he carne to Hartford 1n 1965, and latched onto the Inner City Exchange- a non-profit community center in Hartford's North End- as a part-time helper. He joined the Army and returned to Hartford in 1967 after a two-year stint, including a year in Vietnam. He went back to the Inner City Exchange, where he still works as Program Director part-time during the academic year and full time in the summer. He started his own television show-"Unabridged," on Hartford's independent Channel 18-he says it developed out of the Inner City Exchange. The "public service" program, now three years old, brings people together "to discuss differences," Woods says, and "helps people help themselves." One thing his show has done, he say.s, is make people "aware of the different types of services available in the city." As a field w.Qrk project for his Urban Studies major, Woods is involved in the city's Higher Horizons project, for Spanish-speaking and black ninth-graders at Hartford High School. He is also involved in an Independent Study program with Mrs. Sandra

social activities," he says. It also provides counseling services, assisting people on welfare or unemployment, or with housing problems. It is also, he says, "designed to bridge the gap between inner 'City people and suburbanites, developing interaction between people of different racial backgrounds." The Rev. Herbert Smith, director of the Inner City Exchange, says Woods "has not been concerned about hours, but rather people," during his years at the Exchange. He says Woods has "done a very good job, and shows a definite dedication to the inner city." For his own part, Woods says he finds his work "quite rewarding because you're using your time to help other people- and that's very important today." At Trinity , he says, he is "really being made aware of life," and is taking advantage of the new interdisciplinary major in urban studies which the College offers. He says he hopes to "venture into law," and return to the inner city. He says he "would like to see the political system more responsible ," and eventually wants to find himself "in a policy-making ppsiti9n tq -help thept:ople of the city." . He says ··the. Aetfla -schqlarship. · wonderful ' thing · to happen to me: It shows you· that someone is behind you, that people do care, and that people will come to your aid when you need them." And Woods, who never stops ..smiling, adds: "It's my job- it's my life-to meet people and help people wherever I can. It's more or less a trademark of mine. · "Why should a person just live and exist?" he asks. "We are all here in life for a purpose-to help other people."


LARRY WOODS WITH YOUNGSTERS AT INNER CITY EXCHANGE -Trinity junior is program director for Hartford community center. Klebanoff, president of the Hartford Board of Education. Part of his work involves an evaluation of Project Concern, a program under which Hartford inner-city children attend schools in suburban towns. Some of his spare time he spends helping a family in a public housing project, and working with ghetto children "on an individual basis." It's something he likes to do: when he was in Vietnam,

he spent time teaching Vietnamese children to speak English. Woods, a minister's son, is at the Inner City Exchange every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 p.m. on, is there on weekends or for special events, "Whenever I get a chance I try to be there," he says. The Exchange is a community center "designed to help people help themselves through recreational, educational, and






Workshop Tells · Teachers about a New Way to Teach

NEW WAY TO TEACH-- Discussing the new "Keller Plan" for self-paced instruction are, from left, Dr. Mark Shamamy, coordinator of a two-day workshop held on campus; Professor Donald Bracken of the University of Hartford, and Dr. Ben Green, senior research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who was instructor at the workshop.

Faculty from eight colieges in Connecticut spent two days on campus in late February learning about the "Keller Plan," a new teaching method in which the student works at his own pace with self-study material prepared by the instructor. The workshop on the Keller Plan was led by Dr. Ben Green, senior research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was assisted by Dr. Mark Shamamy , assistant professor of engineering at Trinity who was coordinator of the event. In addition to Trinity, which hosted the workshop, other colleges represented were : Wesleyan, University of Hartford, St. Joseph's College, University of New Haven , Fairfield University, Southern Connecticut State College and Thames Valley State Technical College. Participants included faculty in physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, psychology, engineering and economics. Trinity faculty representing all of the physical and life sciences took part.

The Keller Plan, _ developed by psychologist Fred Keller, is now being used by more than 300 instructors in colleges and universities nationwide. Dr. Shamamy used a modified Keller Plan course at Trrnity in · 1970 and reports most of the students involved said they preferred the new method. Under the plan, material in each-course is divided into short units, and mastery of each unit is the criterion for progress to the next unit. A student may take a test in a particular unit as many times as is necessary without prejudicing his grade. He may complete the semester's work early, in some cases. The instructor sets out the goals of the course, assembles materials , writes examinations and supervises tutors who provide individual help to each student as needed. Lectures are given sparingly and for motivational purposes only. As a result of the workshop, the Keller Plan will be used in five Trinity courses next semester, as well as in other college classrooms across the state.

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be tapped creatively they would augment the quality and variety of the College's offerings.'? Thus, he says, he formulated the "important criterion which was to be the basis of Trinity's college- community relationships: any program or activity had to be a trade-off relationship, based on a quid pro quo, which has mutual advantages both to the community and to the College."

Community (from page 1)


In addition to keeping faculty and SKI AT ANY AGE PROFESSOR JIM administrators on tap as resource people By Merritt H. Stiles, M.D. for the city, Backer's office is working and Robert D. O'Malley '38, M.D. C.H. Proctor, Class of 1873 with the College's Urban-Environmental Published by Award House, 115 pages Studies Program to develop internships Robert F. Crase, 79 Pages Reviewed by Paul H. Stacy and field work placements, and with the Admissions Offiye to encourage more Reviewed by Ralph M. Williams, "Ski at Any Age" is a pleasantly qualified applicants to come to Trinity. Professor of English enthusiastic exhortation for everyone to For example, a field work The Community Educational exercise; or, more exactly, for older assignment "has to be a good learning Workshops- there have been seven so far This little biography has as its subject people to go skiing. The basic message of experience for the student, and has to - bring people on campus from every one of the first janitors, and for thirty his short book-short, but nonetheless result in some useful work for the section of Hartford. They include years the head janitor, at Trinity College. padded-is that skiing is first-rate organization to which the student is parents, students, teachers, school Born a slave in Yonkers, New York, exercise. assigned," he says. administrators and community people, about 1790, Jim Williams ran away about The authors are both doctors, one who meet to discuss educational issues. 1810, taking a boat to New London, Similarly, a research project, "must be (O'Malley) a director of the Mount Tom About 100 people attend each of the Conn. From there he shipped on a West constructed not only as a useful teaching Ski Area. They offer a great deal of Indies trader and began his sea life which sessions, and Trinity faculty take part in device, but the results must have some encouragement to people over 50 to start was later to entertain the undergraduates various ways. applicability to some group or individual skiing. First they allay fear of injury-80 of Trinity College so much. After serving Topics of the workshops have in the city. The results of surveys and per cent of all disabling ski injuries occur on the "Hornet" during the War of 1812, included: "Improving Community studies by members of the Trinity under the age of 30. Also, do not fear and various other ships, he settled down Involvement in Hartford Schools;" community must be shared with the brittle bones- brittleness comes from in Hartford, ultimately becoming a "Issues in Accountability: Who is larger community.'' ip.activity, not old age, and apparently servant in the household of Bishop Responsible for What;" "School Busing: offers no real disadvantage. (Still, "Avoid The educational forums and other Brownell, the frrst President of Trinity, Are There Any Alternatives?" and "The high stiff boots like the plagut;. ") conferences, Backer says, are of interest when that gentleman came to Hartford in Budget and Budgeting Process." Second, they claim that active exercise to both the College and the community, 1821. With the founding of Trinity in Last summer Trinity sponsored a is more important in adult years than in and "bring together students, faculty and language and cultural appreciation 1823, Jim's domestic duties were "a pattern unfortunately reversed youth, community people in a fruitful program for 15 Hartfotd school teachers. extended to thoSe of bellringer at the in the typical American male." interchange of ideas and varying Funded for one year by the State College, and "disposer of dust and ashes.'' " .. .Vigorous physical training begun in viewpoints, to the benefit of all Commission on Aid to Higher Education, Fm fifty years he served the college in middle age may cause an almost complete involved.'' the pro-gram included intensive these and other capacities, becoming a reversal of the effects of 40 years of instructioJt in ,Spanjsh in the-£lieF(b· R-icall !fe .ob~rves that since Trinity is an great favorite with the students. sedentary living." (Surprisingly enough, idiom -·arid ~ in "Ptie"it~-- Ricin --culture:·-- e<hic-a Hbnal institution, most of the This biography was written by a the doctors go out of their way to state Trinity faculty - fron;_ fhe - Mbdern ~ ' programs pl-annea -by his office relate to graduate' of Trinity in the class of 1873 that they do not recommend educational issues. Language and Education Departments as and published that same year by Case, moderation.) Lockwood, and Brainard in Hartford. It is A native of Czechoslovakia, Backer got well as "members of the Hartford Puerto In short, skiing does not strain the now republished by a Rican community, were instructors. One experience in urban work while serving as heart; it revitalizes it. "The benefits of great-great-great-grandson of the Col. phase of the program was conducted in rector in a church in East Rutherford, this sustained, vigorous sport are great, John F. Robert of Yonkers who was Puerto Rico, and a concluding part took N.J .. He came to Trinity at a time when, particularly for the cardio-vascular system Jim's frrst "owner." With the reprinting place in the Puerto Rican community in nationally, campus unrest and "a growing ... if all children could be taught to ski at of slave's "narratives" becoming Hartford. concern for the plight of the cities forced an early age, and if they were able to increasingly popular, this little book"':can colleges - especially those in urban Funding for the second year of the continue skiing on a year-round basis on take its place as an interesting account of program is being sought now, Backer centers - to become more involved with into their mature years, there might well a man who for over fifty years was a well says. their surrounding communities." be so marked a reduction in coronary known citizen of Hartford. His praclical heart disease as to make it a rarity." Many events are held on campus in In the short run, he says, such simple philosophy of life, the wisdom -Everyone who skis will welcome the , cooperation with -Gommunity groups, . involvement "can help to ameliorate learned from experience, doubtless doctors' conclusion, a conclusion skiers such as t4e symposium on welfare, held some of the pressing pmblems of the influenced many of the young men at fanatically believe, but enjoy seeing last December in coniunction with the communities in which the colleges are Trinity, so that he deserved the nickname confrrmed: Skiers have a "longer, Greater Hartford Community Council located. The long-term result is to which he acquired early in his career at healthier, and happier life." educate students to be more sensitive, and 13 other civic groups. the college, "Professor Jim.'' more knowledgeable, and more prepared In addition, the Community Affairs Office has arranged for use of the athletic to assume leadership roles in an urban Reprinted with permission of the , Reprinted with permission from the Hartfacilities by the students in the Hartford society." Hartford Courant. ford Courant. school system's Alternate Learning Center, as well as use of the athletic facilities and biology laboratory by the Shanti School, an experimental ... ~ regional high school; _ • . . . .. .. Backer's time iS also taken· attendingpublic meetings and hearings at the State Legislature, the City Council, Board of Education and communities. He is a member of the boards of the Greater Hartford Community Council, the Community Council's Information and Referral Service, the Greater Hartford Campus Ministry, the Shanti School and Several projects are already in progress the Blue Hills Housing Services through the Greater Hartford Consortium Corporation. He is also a member of the for Higher Education, according to Voluntary Action C-enter, sponsored by President Lockwood, who is chairman of the Greater Hartford Chamber of the Consortium's governing board. Commerce. The Consortium, a cooperative venture This catalog of activities, Backer says, announced in last month's Reporter, reflects his view that "colleges and involves Trinity, the University of universities have a crucial role to play in Hartford, St. Joseph's College and response to the urban crises," and defines Hartford College for Woxren. Trinity's stance in terms of "mutual Students have begun taking advantage." inter-institutional courses under the Backer says that when he began to auspices of the Consortium, which has explore the ways in which Trinity could provided a mini-bus to transport students "positively respond to community from school to school. needs," he found that "among the In addition, President Lockoood says, College's major resources were the conversations have begun with the following: students who wished to work Hartford Seminary Foundation and and learn in the community, the facilities Polytechnic Institute's Rensselaer of the the College, especially the athletic Hartford Graduate Center on the center, faculty members who were possibility of joining the Consortium. interested in urban problems, - and the WOMEN'S LIB AT TRINITY- Lynn Brownstein, sophomore from New York City, reputation of Trinity as a college of The four founding schools are also and Joan Chipman, assistant dean for community life, welcome B~tty Friedan, excellence:" , gathering inform.a tion about courses founder of the Women's Liberation Movement and author of the best seller "The which are underenrolled or overcrowded, At the same time, Backer says, he Feminine· "Mystique;'. Ms Friedan headlined a week-long series of lectures, films, and trying to put together a schedule "d-iscovered that the community had discussions and theater performances dealing with women in society the week of many resources which were highly useful which would alleviate both problems. The February 7. The affair was sponsored by TWO (Trinity Women's Organization) with to Trinity's academic program.'' He says schools are also collecting general Joan Chipman as advisor. he believed that "if these resources could inforrna tion about each other. h

Consortium Projects Under Way


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Blake Archives Housed in Arts Center (from page 1) upon. He looked upon all abstract art from the viewpoint of the mathematician, as a mathematical problem which could be solved by applying the strict visual logic of geometry. His collection includes his geometrically-inspired structures made of wood, plaster and paper. They range in

VASE WITH THREE HANDLES -a form of tetrannuloid

complexity from the simple ovoid or egg form, to the highly complicated forms of dodecanuloid. His concerns were with the _ basic underlying structures as well as-the infinite variations of forms which he could derive from them by geometric means. In addition to the structures, he was concerned with isotonics, the scientific application of color and design, as well as the geometric patterns found in textiles. According to the noted art expert Thomas J. Munro, former head of the Cleveland Art Museum and editor of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Blake's work "is full of original and important ideas." The opening exhibition of Blake's works was prepared by William G. Arthur '73, an art history major working on the Blake Collection. The Blake manuscripts were edited by Arline B. Tehan of West Hartford, who also collaborated in preparing the exhibition and memorial room. The collection was presented to the College by Dr. Charles H. Blake, son of Dr. Edwin Blake, and former professor of biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. President Lockwood, noting that Edwin Blake "was an academician during his entire life," said at the opening of the Blake Memorial that "It is appropriate that the Blake archives and collections now reside on a college campus. We at Trinity are honored that the Edwin M. Blake Memorial now resides here in the Austin Arts Center, where scholars, younger and older, may work with this collection."

STRAP-KNOT OF FOUR CROSSINGS. . a varlatio~ method




Class Of '75- Relatively Speaking Robert KempAndrian, son ofGustave W. Andrian '40 Kathryn Coe Barnes, sister of David H. Barnes '73 Lorna Knowles Blake, daughter of John K. Blake '46 Cynthia Eleanor Bromberg, daughter of Solomon Z. Bromberg '43 Joseph Anthony Calabro, brother of Susan K. Calabro '73 Janet Belle Dickinson, daughter of George H. Dickinson '43 Peter Ambler Fink, son of John T. Fink '44,- brother of J. Stephen Fink '72 Frederick Francis Graves, brother of George W. Graves '72


OPl:NING OF BLAKE MEMORIAL ROOM IN AUSTIN ARTS CENTER- Dr. Michael Mahoney, left, Mrs. Arline Tehan, Dr. Chari~ Blake,. ?r~s!d':nt. Loc~~ood ., . . ...路 , ... . , ~


Winslow Hayward, brother ofMalcolm L. Hayward, Jr. '68 Jessica Grace Ippedico, sister of Peter L. Ippedico '73 Phoebe Chantler Kapteyn, daughter of James A. Kapteyn '45 Elizabeth Thompson Kellogg, granddaughter of Benedict D. Flynn '05 John Paul Loether, brother of Mark E. Loether '68 Norman Benjamin Luxemburg , brother of Jack A. Luxemburg '70 Kathy Ann Martin, sister of Susan E. Martin '71 Roger Scott McCord, brother ofRoy C. McCord '70 David Rees Mitchell, son of H. Rees Mitchell '31 Jeffrey Harder Monaghan, son of Ralph Monaghan '43 Christopher Gulick Mooney, brother ofEdward C. Mooney '74 Ann Louise Newhall, daughter of Lawrence J. Newl;all '39 Peggy Ann Palmer, sister of Richard N. Palmer '72 Michael Elliot Pogue, brother of John C. Pogue III '66 Kenneth Alan Post, grandson of SamuelS. Fishzohn '25 Peter Elwood Preston, son of Glenn W. Preston '47 Deirdre Ann Redden, daughter of James J. Redden '49 Janet Lynn Ries, daughter of Elkan L. Ries, Jr. '47 Mark Jonathan Sammons, brother of Gregory P. Sammons '72 George Nato Serafino, brother of Paul H. Serafino '70 Robert Gould Shaw, son of Robert G. Shaw II '51 Carl Hudson Shelly, son of Richard R. Shelly '51 Richard Elliot Slutsky, brother of Lawrence J. Slutsky '68 Joan MacMu"ay Starkey, daughter- of George W. B. Starkey '39 Victoria Merritt Tilney, sister of Sheldon Tilney '68 Eric James Werner, son of Howard M. Werner '48 Linda Jane Wyland, sister of Richard R. Wyland '70

BLAKE MEMORIAL ROOM IN AUSTIN ARTS CENTER -permanent home for works of mathematician-artist

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Chairman Dies- Cited For Devotion to Trinity Barclay Shaw, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the College, died February 20 at his home in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. Mr. Shaw, 58, had served as a member of the Board since 19 57, and was elected chairman last June . A 1935 graduate of Trinity, Mr. Shaw was long active in College affairs. He served as president of the Alumni Association from 1956 to 1958, and won the Association's most prestigious award, the Alumni Medal, in 1957.

A former member of the Trinity College Board of Fellows and once an active member of a number of alumni committees, Mr. Shaw was also chairman of Trinity's 1970-71 Annual Giving Fund, which brought ever $350,000 to the College. In addition' to presiding ·over Trinity's 27-member Board of Trustees, Shaw was chairman of the Board's Development Committee and a member of the Executive and Law committees. President Lockwood said "Barclay Shaw was a distinguished and devoted alumnus of Trinity College. Over the years he played a vital role in advancing the interests of the College. On the Board of Trustees, as chairman of the development committee, he· assiduously sought new fundsToJ Trinity and directed the efforts of others ·in raising annual giving to record totals. Most recently as


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defeated in the first round by the number one seed in the bracket, Andy Wiegand of Harvard (3-1) and then proceeded to the third round of the consolations before being shutout by Bill Hatch of Western Ontario (3-0). Heppe defeated his first round opponent Gary Clovicko of the Air Force Academy 3-1, before losing by the same score to Nick Travis of Williams. In the Class C competition, junior Mal MacColl, next year's captain, reached the third round before being eliminated and Gary Plagenhoef '73 was knocked out in the second round. Harvard won the team competition with 37 points followed by U.Penn with 26. The Bantams finished 12th with 13 ~ points - only one half point behind Dartmouth and one and a half points behind Yale. Varsity Swimming (2-10) The aquamen, led by Dave Brown scored a season ending 65-48 victory.over Keene State (N.H.). The 6'4" 195 pound junior from Chagrin Falls, Ohio ~cored 12 points in the meet to bring his season total to 112 points. Although his best event is the individual medley (his 2:15.2 clocking last winter is a college record),

chairman of the Board he contributed conspicuously to planning for this decade. "To all these efforts he brought extraordinary energy, patience, and good will. An infectious sense of humor never obscured his determination to assure Trinity the brilliant future about which he never had any doubts. Sympathetic and understanding, he had the uncanny knack of prodding while still supporting, of questioning (with a lawyer's keenness) while still conveying confidence. I can add from personal experience that seldom have I known anyone with whom it was both more fun and more inspiring to work. For all these reasons, as well as for his essential humanity , Trinity will greatly miss Barclay Shaw. We share in the sorrow of his family and friends." The former chairman of the Board, Lyman B. Brainerd '30, said "The news of the sudden death of Barclay Shaw has been received with great sadness by his fellow Trustees. Mr. Shaw was elected chairman of the Board at a most critical period in the history of higher education. His devotion to the College and his able leadership have been an inspiration to us all. Although ·his tenure, measured in time , was brief, Trinity will be the beneficiary of his far-thinking policies for many years to come." Mr. Shaw who received his LL.B. degree from Harvard in 1938, was senior partner in the New York law firm of Townsend and Lewis. He was past chairman of the Republican Town Committee of New Castle, N.Y., and former member of the executive council of Psi Upsilon fraternity. He was a member and former vestryman of St. Ma-rk's Episcopal Church, Mt. Kisco. He served in the Navy in World War II as a lieutenant. A former secretary of the National Association of Insurance Brokers, Mr. Shaw also wrote a number of articles on tax law for professional journals. He is survived by his wife, Marion Webb Shaw; two sons, Barclay Jr., a senior at Trinity College and Gregory W., at home; and a brother, Arden Shaw of Greenwich, Conn. Memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of St. Mark's Church or the Heart Fund.

Dave has turned in the best Trinity time in six individual swimming events this season. A versatile athlete who competed on the cross-country team last fall , Brown is currently trying out for a berth on the United States Olympic Crew Team. Hockey Club (7-7-2) The hockey club finished its season with its second loss of the season to arch-rival Wesleyan (6-4). The Cardinals built a 3-1 lead through the first two periods of play and then matched the Bantams with a three goal third period to seal the victory. In its best game of the season, Trin scored its first victory even over the Yale JV's 6-3. Although outshot 53-20, the winners combined some excellent goaltending by junior captain Carl Norris and a scoring barrage from six different players to defeat the Bulldogs who fielded a sizable contingent of Canadian players. Fencing Club (2-6) The fencers placed 5th in the New England Intercollegiate Fencing Championships held at Holy Cross. Senior co-captain Paul Meyendorff led the squad by winning second place in the foil competition while sophomore Neil Glassman took a fifth place in sabre.

ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - Nathaniel P. Reed '55 (center) received the Alumni Achievement Award from President Lockwood (right) at the College on February 15 with John T. Wilcox '39, executive vice president of the Alumni Association looking on. Reed, assistant secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Park for the U. S. Department of the Interior, a top conservationist and leader in pollution control, was honored for distinguished service in his field.

Class Notes


The Rev. Dr. Paul H. Barbour 14 High St. Farmington, Conn. 06032

LEWIS HARRIMAN still plays a good game of golf. Last fall he won a seniors tournament at the Riveria Oub in Miami.


Mr. Erhardt G. Schmitt 41 Mill Rock Rd. Harnden,Conn.06514

THAYER LYON writes: "As you may already know, we sold our house in Sewickley and moved to The Arlington Apartments, 515 S. Aiken Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15232. We felt that this was the best thing for us to do as the years roll along. Our property in Sewickley was presenting problems for me at my age. We are pleased with our apartment at the Arlington and there is a !me dining room that we can use as and when we feel so inclined." Those of us present at the President's dinner

were extremely disappointed that more able-bodied sinocoors (Ed. Note : able-bodied WHAT?) of our June Commencement failed to show. However, quite a few did write in to JIM ENGLISH expressing disappointment over their inability to attend. Sorzy, that I do not have the list of names. Jim English took some excellent flashes of the faithful few and their wives at the '16 table. And if any of you want a print, I might have some made up. Also, some of the 1950 reunion pictures are available showing about 20 in front of Northam in June 1966. Jim English also took pictures for ~des and prints. It occurs to me that any class out 50 years or more should be priviledged to have a table at the "Immortals" dinner on Friday night. And let's go back to June teunions. Let us hear from you about that and other items. FRANK· LAMBERT, YOUR NEW SECRETARY, Dutch Schmitt, and WARREN HALE, all members of the World War I Overseas Flyers Inc., are considering joining another reunion of the group, this time in France in October '72. Let's go Frank and Warren, there're not many of us left.

Recent Bequests and Memorial Gifts Trinity acknowledges with a deep sense of loss the passing of alumni and other friends of the College. It seems appropriate to list the bequests and memorial gifts which have been made to honor them. A gift of $1 ,000 has been received in memory of J .H. Kelso Davis '99, Hon. '23, former Trustee of the College. An additional $500 has been received for the lectureship fund in memory of Martin W. Clement '01, Hon. '51, former Trustee of the College. This fund now totals more than $17,500. An additional $1 ,000 has been received for the scholarship fund in memory of William J. Nelson '10. This fund now totals more than $32,000. A bequest of $5,500 has been received from the estate of MortonS. Crehore '14 for general purposes. An additional $1 ,000 from the estate of Clarence A. Meyer '16 has been added to the Class of 1916 Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund now totals more than $48,000. The Class of 1918 Memorial Scholarship Fund has received an additional gift of $2,000 in memory of Clarence E. Trevor, friend of the Class of 1918. This fund now totals more than $56,000. A bequest of $1 ,000 has been received from the estate of William J. Cahill '20 for general purposes. Additional gifts of $1,655 have been received for the scholarship fund in memory of Charles Z. Greenbaum '71. This fund now totals more than $3,300. An additional $1 ,000 has been received for the scholarship fund in memory of the Reverend Flavel Sweeten Luther, former President of the College. This fund now totals $7 ,000. Gifts of more than $1 ,600 have been received to start a scholarship fund in memory of Professor Mitchel N. Pappas. In addition gifts have been received in memory of the following alumni: SamuelS . Fishzohn '25 Adrian H. Onderdonk '99 Robert W. Sheehan '26 Bradford G. Weekes '07 Karl W. Hallden '09, Hon. '48 and ' 55 John F. Butler '33 B. Floyd Turner '10 Edward L. Sivaslian '33 Charles A. Fritzson '34 George T. Bates '12 Barclay Shaw '35 Thomas G. Brown '13 John H. Pratt '17 George C. Meng '42 Arthur Rabinowitz '17 Frederick D. Beckwith, M.D. '46 Albert C. Williams '64 John McK. Mitchell, M.D. '18, Hon. '49

Page 7 L.B. PHISTER '18, is also a member, and doubtless several others aro1,1nd our time. I hope they will all go. ' That's about all for the present, Please ·send me news about yourselves. It's later (a lot) than you think.


Mr. Clinton B. F. Brill RFD No.1, Box 228D Tallahassee, Fla. 32301

Editor's Note-Class Secretary FISK BRILL is a modest man. We just learned that last April 26 he was awarded a distinguished Service at Bloomsburg State College, award Bloomsburg, Pa. His sister, Dr. Julia Brill, who taught English composition at Pennsylvania State University for many years, also received the same award at that time.


James A. Calano 35 White Street Hartford, Conn. 06114

Remember our Freshman-Junior Banquet which was held at Red Swan Inn in Meriden under the chairmanship of BERT FERGUSON? We were enjoying a magnificent meal while FREDDIE BOWDIDGE, in a festive mood, entertained us with a baritone solo such as only Fred could render! Suddenly the lights went out! No confusion but plenty of murmuring ensued. "What's wrong?" "What's the trouble?" Then Bert Ferguson appeared in the center of 'the banquet hall with a lighted candle in hand. "The Sophs are here!'' he shouted-"Smack 'em down!!" "Hit 'em hard!!!" Well it turned out that there were only three of them and they left after a little oral persuasion. The lights came back on and we enjoyed a very fme occasion. But it certainly brought out the fight and courage in Bert. Bert-that dark, tall and handsome young man who just came out of the navy after serving in World War I. He is now with our departed classmates. The College has informed me that he passed away December 4, 1971. I recall that he defied the Sophomore Class by refusing to wear his freshman hat on Campus. Finally the Student Senate intervened and Bert agreed to wear it. But still defiant he wore it with the brim · fumed up all around (like a navy white gob liat"which it was except that it was colored blue with gold trim) instead of down which we were obliged to do. It looked quite dapper on him and he seemed to appreciate that fact. B~;t1 made' the baseball team oQe year. He b'attet( teft-hand~d litifllrad tli:~ RaiijjP fiicility of poking singles over the shortstop's head. I recall that in the Wesleyan game, their leftfielder was on to Bert's batting habit and stole up behind the shortstop just in time to catch one of Bert's bingles thereby saving the game for Wesleyan as Trin had the winning run · on third base at the time. Well- just remm1scmg. Our heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. Ferguson and all of Bert's relatives. Governor MESKILL '50 has reappointed IKE NEWELL of Wethersfield to a two-year term as state chemist. John S. Bowdidge, son of our late beloved FRED BOWDIDGE, is dean of Drury College, Springfield, Mo. and as such is in charge of their Evening · College. The Evening College is a fully-accredited liberal arts institution offering - college-credit work leading to a Bachelor of Science degree .in ten major areas. Mrs. Fred Bowdidge, Gladys, has graciously sent us one .of John's circulars covering the spring semester for 1972. Gladys enjoys reading The Trinity Reporter and looks forward to every issue. She is a true and loyal Trinity friend. Why don't you fellows write me? Make my job easier, Don't you have some pleasant memories of your college days and business life? If at any time I get any of my facts wrong call me on it. It will be great hearing from you.


Mr. N. Ross Parke 18 Van Buren Ave. West Hartford, Conn. 06107

Please note: In case I had not already expressed our sympathy' this word should be used: We of 2T6 join with many Trinitarians and the numerous friends of the Glotzers to extend our deepest sympathy and prayerful love to dear Ruth and her loved ones at the real and great loss we have suffered at the going-on of her beloved husband and our loyal classmate, JOE GLOTZER. On the brighter side, thanks to all of you who sent in your expressions regarding time for Oass Reunion. We know THOSE concerned will try to work out the best time for the most, as best can be done. {t was good to hear from GEORGE HAMILTON living in Florida. It was good to learn he had hoped to get to our last reunion, but it being late in the fall, weather reports and conditions prevented us from having the great pleasure of having him with us. A September date would suit him much better, as seems to be the general feeling. Those of us wanting to get in toucnwith George can do so by writing

him at his home address-8305 lllth St., North, Apt. 205, Seminole, Florida 33542. I am sure he would be glad to hear from you. We hope and pray ALEX MacBURNEY, and his dear wife, are continuing to have a fme and healthful time of it in Hawaii-the same we say for Dr. PETIE HOUGH in Nova Scotia and all of you, wherever you are. How many of us, even around the Hartford area, know or knew that our own DICK O'BRIEN is a nephew of the great and famous Hartford Times Columnist, Art McGinley? We all know he is doing a great job as co-owner of Radio Station WCNX, in Middletown, Conn. We are grateful for Dick and his dear wife, Bea, that they are so fortunate as to be vacationing in Puerto Rico-as they do each winter and thus avoid the New England cold-which can be 50 degrees - in say, January and February. John Hey!, bless him, can't let us ramble on forever; space will not permit, but any of you, please let us hear from you as each really cares for, and likes to hear about, what his Classmates are doing. So please let us hear from you and we'll get our good John to get "the word in" from time to time.


Mr. John A. Mason 564 West Avon Rd. Avon,Conn.06001

CHUCK KINGSTON is president-elect of the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting. He- was program manager of the organization's 15th annual meeting . held in February in Washi!lgton, D.C. at which Congressman Wilbur Mills and Senator Russell Long were two of the speakers. The membership numbers about 700 advanced life underwriters, and the group's main purpose is to make sure the legislative and administrative branches of the U.S. government hear the story of the AALU. The Rev. JACK GRENFELL of Waterbury, Conn. was a guest on l:J.artford's radio station WTIC's program "Mike Line," February 29. We were happy to hear from SAM COALE that his wife, Harriet, is making good progress from surgery at Hartford Hospital. The Rev. STU COWLES writes he is enjoying his tour of duty as rector of Christ Church, Douglas, Wyoming. BRYANT GREEN and YOUR SECRETARY have been having a delightful genealogical correspondence. It seems that way back they have found a "kissing cousin." HOFF and Joan BENJAMIN embarked on an extensive trip to Peru, March 8. Your Secretary reports the arrival of a se~op.d ~andchild in January·. J.e ffrey Andrew, son 'of' Niclioflis'.: i3. 'Nla-soJi: >ari'ited~J anuary '2.if.='


Mr. Albert W. Baskerville 73 Birchwood Dr. Derry, N.H. 03038

It was good to see the Rev. ARTHUR WARD 'Neath the Elms in early March. Arthur is on sabbatical leave from Iolani School, Honolulu. He also assists at the Episcopal Cathedral in Hawaii, and after 15 years in the islands has no plans to test for long the wintery blasts of New England. ERIC PURDON's book, "Black Company." has been recently published by Robert B. Luce, Inc. It is a narrative about his command of a

IN MEMORY WILLIAM GILBERT LIVINGSTON, 1909 . William G. Livingston died in Winter Haven, Florida, January 18, 1972. Mr. Livingston, a member of Delta Psi fraternity, received his B.S. degree from Trinity in 1910. A native of Detroit, he moved east to work for First Federal Savings and Loan Associations ·o f New York. At the time of his retirement in 1958, Mr. Livingston was a director and vice president of First Federal. He leaves his wife, Margie C. Livingston, of Indian Lake Estates, Florida; and three children, Margie L. Campbell, William G. Livingston, Jr., and Carolyn L. Epes. JOHN HUMPHREY PRATT, JR., 1917 John H. Pratt died of a heart attack in Martiniqye, February 3, 1972, during a cruise on the Queen ElizaiJeth II. Mr. Pratt was a graduate of Kent School and received his B.S. degree from Trinity in 1917. He was an active alumnus, serving two terms as a Senior Fellow. During World War II, he was in charge of production at Pitney-Bowes and was the top manufacturing executive in the concern's ·postwar growth. He retired as vice president in charge of manufacturing in 1959, after 37 years with the company. He leaves his wife, Dorothy Williams Pratt, of Darien Connecticut.

Warner, Incorporated of Chicago. He continues as president of Underwriters Insurance Company, a subsidiary ofWarner.

44 Earle'42

Cunningham '54

U.S. Navy ship in World War II manned entirely with a Black crew.


Mr. Robert M. Kelly Hartford Board of Education 249 High St. Hartford, Conn. 06103

BILL HULL has been appointed director in the Special Accounts Marketing Division of the Casualty-Property Commercial Lines Department at the Travelers Insurance Companies. Bill joined the company in 1938, was named underwriter in 1943 and chief underwriter in 1949. Since 1958 he has served as assistant secretary. Bill reports that he has now rented an apartment at 77 Trolley Crossing Lane in Middletown, Connecticut and expects no more grass mowing, leaf raking or .snow shoveling. He still plans to spend a major portion of the year at Leetes Island, Gnilford. AL DOTY writes that he has become a resident of Naples, Florida, where he will spend most of the year, but sojourning at his summer home in Rhode Island in the more pleasant New England months. AI reports that·his son, Paul, has been a master and coach at Tabor Academy for three years.


Mr. Martin D. Wood 19 Tootin Hills Rd. West Simsbury, Conn. 06092

The Annapolis Chapter of the Alunmi Association of St. John's College has elected T. HERBERT TAYLOR as president for 1971-72. FRANK F ASI is up on his surfboard again. According to Bob Conrad, Hartford Times politics writer, Frank is in good shape to win another term as Mayor of Honolulu. More importantly, it sounds as though there is a ground swell rising for him as a choice for governor in 1974. He is extremely popular with the people of Hawaii which is quite the reverse of his popularity with the political machines. ·We're riding with, y0u f.Ta'Jjk.J<;~ep up 'the '~op4 ", work. · · ·· - ~ ·· KEN ALBRECHT is in the hotel business. He has leased and is operating the Crown DD Lodge on Highway 101 at King City, California. That is about midway between Paso Robles and Salines ... about 150 miles south of San Francisco. When we're in the west, we'll know where to stay , Ken. BUD EARLE has been appointed senior medical director at Connecticut General Life Insurance Company . He joined the Company in· 1951, was appointed assistant medical director in 1956 and medical director in 1966. Nice going, Bud! MORRIE EDDY has been elected p.resident and chief operating officer of · Lansing ·B. · ·

ELSWORTH SAMUEL SQUIRE, 1917 Elsworth S. Squire, a member of the Class of 1917, died September 9,1971. Mr. Squire spent one year at Trinity before entering the U.S. Army in 1914. He was a member of · Delta Psi fraternity. He was a resident of Rumson, New Jersey, and was employed by Murray Men's Shop in Morristown, New Jersey. HERBERT JOHN FERGUSON, 1923 Herbert J. Ferguson died suddenly in Groton Long Point, Connecticut, on December 4, 1971. Mr. Fergus_on had been in the United States Navy from 1917 until1918 and was a member of the Class of 1923 at Trinity. He was the proprietor of a retail jewelry store. in Norwich, Connecticut. LEON TOOMAJIAN, 1929 Leon Toomajian died February 24, 1972 at his home in West Hartford. Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, he lived in West Hartford for 20 years. A graduate of Hartford Public High School, Mr. Toomajian received his B.S. degree from Trinity in 1929. In 1931 he was graduated with an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Befort! retiring in 1971, he had been a supervisor in accounting at the Aetna Insural).ce Company. While at Trinity he was a member of the. tennis team and A.T.K. fraternity. He leaves his wife, Gertrude Boucher Toomajian; a daughter, Mrs. Lee Carol Benttinen of Northampton, Massachusetts; his Mrs. Elizabeth Toomajian of mother, Wethersfield, Connecticut; and two brothers, Raymond Toomajian of West Hartford and Charles Toomey of Woodland, California.

Harry R. Gossling, M.D. 55.8 Simsbury Rd. Bloomfield, Conn. 06002

RAYMOND H. BURROS, Ph.D., has been research engineer at the Port of New York Authority since December 1, 1969. He is doing research in the application of statistical decision theory to operations research. JOHN T. FINK, p_ersonnel co-ordinator for the Southern New England Telephone Company, served as New Haven chairman for the Heart Fund drive during the month of February. WILLIAM B. STARKEY has been named assistant secretary, Reinsurance Department at Connecticut General Insurance Company. Bill was named supervisor, Reinsurance Department in 19 58 and senior reinsurance assistant in 1963. WILLIAM PEELE, vice president ·of Arrow-Hart Inc., was named assistant treasurer of the Greater Hartford Community Chest at its recent meeting.


Mr. Theodore T. Tansi Phoenix Mutual Life Ins. Co. One American Row Hartford, Conn. 06103

HUGH CUNNINGHAM has been appointed national sales manager for Estes Industries. He ·will continue to live in Canton, Connecticut. PETE WIJ?MER is director of"marketing for Gunnison Associates, a land development company in Colorado. He, his wife and three boys have moved to 7350 South Xanthia Way, Englewood, Colorado. PETE WINDESHEIM has moved from Connecticut to 4 North Stough St., Hinsdale, Illinois 605Zl , .Pete, is. director of engineering for the Bell Electric Company in Chicago. GORDON WEST is now manager of plastic engineering for Rohm and Haas Company in Philadelphia. Their new address is 7 806 Ardmore Ave., Philadelphia, · Pennsylvania 19118. JOHN BACKENSTOE has been elected judge of the Lehigh County Common Pleas Court for a 10 year term. John served two terms in the State House from 1961 to 1964. He was then appointed by Governor Scranton as a special assistant to the attorney general.

Upon graduation, DALE C. REED worked as <l a financial analyst for North American ' Rockwell Corp . in Ohio. Now he is in Chicago working for J & H International Corp. as a co-ordinator of inventory systems and control. He says that he is living the life of a chauvinistic male bachelor. WILLIAM C. LAWRENCE has returned from a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship in Europe and India, studying national regional planning to work toward a Masters in Regional Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Department City 'atld Regional Planning. · Jiow about some jllore-news? ~ ~ ·-

DELMONT WOODROW BAKER, 1937 Delmont Woodrow Baker, '56, of Bristol, Connecticut, bureau chief for The Hartford Courant and a former Democratic registrar of voters, died February 2, 1972 in Bristol Hospital. Born in Brownville, Maine, he came to Bristol in 1926. A graduate of Bristol High School in 1932, he was a member of the Class of 1937 at Trinity where he was a member of A.T.K. fraternity. He was first employed by the Waterbury Republican as telegraph editor and later worked for the Bristol Press. For 28 years he reported for The Hartford Courant. He was Democratic registrar of voters )n Bristol from 1952 to 1960 when he retired for reasons .of health . He was a former clerk of the City Court of Bristol and was a member of the Democratic Town Committee, serving as its secretary for many years. He leaves his wife, Viola Masterbone Baker; two sons, Fred of Brooklyn, New York, and Delmont Jr. of Bristol; a daughter, Mrs. Gwendolyn Czertak of Bristol, and a stepbrother, Frank McCormick of Lincoln, Maine. ROBERT HARE DELAFIELD, JR., 1939 Robert H. Delafield, Jr. died October 18, 1971. Dr. Delafield was a physician in Norman, Oklahoma. He had previously practiced in Maine, Alaska, and C:j.lifornia. He and his wife were returning from a vacation in Mexico in their plane when Dr. Delafield, who was piloting the craft, suffered a heart attack. Mrs. Delafield, with the aid of sev.eral pilots on the ground, managed to land the craft safely in Tuscon, Arizona.

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1972 Spring _Sports VARSITY BASKETBALL

SOPHOMORES Tina Endicott, Carrie Pelzel, Dusty McAdoo, and junior Karen Kahn were four Trin coeds who represented the College at the National Women's Intercollegiate Squash Championships held at Trinity an February 26-27, Miss Kahn, who was seeded second in the tourney, and Miss McAdoo, reached the quarter-finals before being eliminated.

Women's Collegiate Squash Championships Held at Trin Trinity coeds Karen Kahn and Dusty McAdoo reached the quarter-finals of the National Women's Intercollegiate Squash ~acquets Championships held at Trinity, · : February 25~46 ~ • _ Miss Kahn, a junior from Westport, Connecticut, was seeded second in the two-day tourney which included competitors from Trinity, Wesleyan, Yale, Connecticut College, U.Penn., Princeton, Smith, Vassar, Radcliffe, Wellesley, Bowdoin, SUNY at Stony Brook, and Westminster Choir College (N.J.). Miss Kahn swept through her first two rounds defeating Debbie Miskell (Smith) and Tammey Foote (frinc~ton) by 3-0 scores. In tlie qtuiher-finals she suffered a 3-1 defeat against Genie Ware of Wellesley. Sophomore Dusty McAdoo, who hails from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, had a similar fate, defeating Margaret Mercer (Yale) and Bambi Flickinger (Conn. College) 3-0 before being shutout by the eventual tourney champion, Wendy Zaharko (Princeton). Sophomores Tina Endicott (Delray

Beach, Florida) and Carrie Pelzel (E. Northfield, Mass.) also represented the host school in the national competition. Miss Endicott was defeated in the second round by a 3-2' score while Miss Pelzel, having lost her opening match, lasted until the second round' of the consolations before being eliminated. Although no team title was in the offing,-the Trinity contingent fared better than all the other schools entered with the exception of Princeton. It should be noted that all of Trinity's competitors were underclassmen and none had more than two years of intercollegiate squash experience. The same weekend, the United States Women;s Intercollegiate Squash Racquets Association was formed with an executive comrni ttee announced including Trin women's squash coach, Jane Millspaugh. This is the second time an intercollegiate squash association has been formed at Trinity. In 1931, the Men's National Intercollegiate Squash Racquets Association was formed with five charter members: Trinity, Princeton, Harvard, Yale and MIT.

-winter Spo.rts Finals The Bantam varsity basketball team 'points in the winning effort followed by finished off one of its poorest seasons Rod Boldon (Holland, Ohio) and Dave ever with a spirited but losing effort Lewis (South Hadley, Mass.) with 13 against cross-town rival, University of points apiece. Hartford (91-82). OTHER WINTER SPORTS The heavily-favored Hawks, who were subsequently invited to the NCAA college Varsity Squash (11-6) division tourney, proved too strong for the home team and raced to a 55-41 The racquetmim ended their season by halftime lead. After intermission, Trin, taking 12th place out of 28 teams at the lead by senior Sam Merrill, who fmished National Intercollegiate Squash the night with 26 points, outscored Championships held at the United States Hartford 11-2 to close the gap to 52-57. Military Academy March 3-5. However, a five-point spurt by the Senjor Dick Palmer and sophomore winners put the game out of reach as the varsity team dropped its 15th game in 18 ' Mal Davidson represented the College in ·the Class A bracket featuring the top two decisions. players from each of the participating The most spectacular individual effort schools. Palmer who was seeded sixth in .of the season came a few games earlier in the tourney, was upset in the second the 91-79 win over Ki11gs Point in which round of play by Bob Smart of Western sophomore center Bill Fenkel poured in Ontario (3-0) while Davidson, having lost 41 points- the second highest total ever his first round match to Bob Rodgers of by a Trin player-and grabbed 21 MIT (3-2), came back in the consolations rebounds. Fenkel was named as one of to defeat Bill Sexton of Bowdoin (3-0), the top five players on the ECAC's . Wade Judge of Dartmouth (3-0), and Division II Weekly All-Star team for his Charlie Berry of Yale (3-1), before losing performance and finished the season to Navy's number two player Jim Dunn leading the varsity in scoring ( 17 .3) and (3-1). rebounding ( 12.2). Seniors John Heppe and Jay Davis The frosh team clubbed the U. Har. were entered in the Class B bracket for JV's 76-54 to finish their season with a numbers three and four. Davis was 6-8 record. Jim Sumler, a 6-foot 5-inch (see SPORTS, page 6) center from Sp~ingfield, Mass., scored 26

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