THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF TRINITY COLLEGE OFFICERS President: ELIOT L . WARD, ' 13 Vice President: ALEX W. CREEDON, '09 Secretary: J. RoNALD REGNIER, '30 Asst. Sec.: ]AMES HENDERSON, ]R., '37 Treasurer: HARVEY DANN, '32
OFFICERS OF LOCAL TRINITY COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS BERKSHIRE - Acting President: William G. Oliver, ' 10, Eaton Paper Co., Pittsfield, Mass. BOSTON - President: John A. Mason, '34, 33 Fairmount St., Brookline, Mass.; Secretary: Morton S. Crehore, '14, 30 State Street. BRIDGEPORT - President: Louis F. Jefferson, '15, 228 West Avenue, Darien, Conn . CAROLINAS - Acting Officers: Arch W. Walker, '14, 617 Woodlawn St., Spartanburg, S. C .; Chester D. Ward, '13, Montgomery Building, Spartanburg, S. C. CHICAGO - Acting President: Edgar H . Craig, '34, 2526 Hartzell St., Evanston, Ill. CLEVELAND - President: William G. Mather, '77, 12417 Lake Shore Boulevard ; Secretary: David S. Loeffler, '26, 1197 St. Charles Avenue, Lakewood DETROIT - President: Norton Ives, ' 16, 252 Moross Road, Grosse Pointe Farms; Secretary: James B. Webber, '34, 16913 Maumee Avenue, Grosse Pointe HARTFORD - Vice President: Nelson A. Shepard, '21, 39 Hickory Lane, West Hartford ; Secretary: Kenneth W. Stuer, '26, 82 White Street HUDSON VALLEY - Secretary: Edward L. Sivaslian, '33, 91 Delaware Avenue, Albany, N. Y. NAUGATUCK VALLEY - President: Paul E. Fenton, '17, Crest Road, Middlebury, Conn. ; Secretary:
Edward S. Wotkyns, '29, I Central Avenue, Waterbury, Conn . NEW HAVEN - President: Raymond A. Montgomery, '25, 76 Carew Road, Hamden, Conn.; Secretary: Francis J . Cronin, '25, 409 Norton St. NEW YORK - President: Richardson L. Wright, ' 10, 420 Lexington Avenue; Secretary: Frederick C . Hinkel, Jr., '06, 63 Church Avenue, Islip, L. 1., N . Y. PHILADELPHIA - President: Ronald E. Kinney, '15, 401 Walnut Street; Secretary: Charles T. Easterby, ' 16, 323 Walnut Street. PITTSBURGH - President: Hill Burgwin, '06, 1515 Park Building ; Secretary: Joseph Buffington, Jr., '18, 1500 Peoples Bank BuildiRg RHODE ISLAND - President: Louis W. Downes, '88, 67 Manning Street, Providence ROCHESTER - President: Elmer S. Tiger, ' 16, lEtna Casualty & Surety Co.; Secretary: Edwin J. Nugent, M .D ., '28, 1325 Lake Avenue SPRINGFIELD - President: Kenneth B. Case, ' 13, 1200 Main Street; S ecretary: Sidney R. Hungerford, Â· ' 17, 21 So. Park Avenue, Longmeadow WASHINGTON-SALTIMORE President: Paul H . Alling, '20, State Department, Washington, D. C.
Cover Picture The picture on the cover shows Professor Louis H. Naylor using the blackboard to emphasize a point in one of his Navy English classes. Professor Naylor is one of a number of men on Trinity's teaching staff who are teaching other subjects than their specialties. Acting President Arthur Hughes has helped out in mathematics ; Professor James Notopoulos has switched from Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides to celestial navigation ; Mr. John Taylor has temporarily abandoned the fine arts for descriptive geometry; Professor Clarence Watters has given part of his time to the English Department. Alumni often ask which members of the pre-war faculty are still on campus. Besides those mentioned above, we still have with us Professors Adams, Allen, Bangs, Barret, Bissonnette, Buell, Burger, Dadourian, Hood, Humphrey, Krieble, Mitchell, Myers, Oosting, Perkins, Shepard, Smith, Swan, Troxell, and Wyckoff; Messrs. Clarke, Copeland, Emerson, Jessee, Loomis, and McNulty. Civilian students take some courses with the Apprentice Seamen (see second row).
TRINITY COLLEGE ALUMNI NEWS PUBLISHED NINE TIMES ANNUALLY BY THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF TRINITY COLLEGE, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
Edited by ]. Bard McNulty, Acting Alumni Secretary
OCTOBER Âˇ 1944
A Message from Alumni President Ward Trinity College during the last few years has for all intents and purposes been used by the Navy as a training school for officers. Only a very small number of civilian students have been in attendance. Our condition is the same as most of the New England colleges and universities. From a patriotic position this has been a tremendous success. Financially the College has not been in the red from an operating standpoint. But this has been due to the fact that we have an endowment, and to the guidance of Acting President Hughes; and the Trustees have made the balancing of the budget possible. At no time has the Navy paid our overhead. We of Trinity College are proud of this fact, as none of us wants a college subsidized by the government at any time. Our younger alumni have given their lives in some cases to keep the world free from dictatorship. We of the alumni who
have not had the opportunity of fighting can now help preserve some of the things they have fought for. With the end of the war in sight, fewer of the facilities of the College will be used by the Navy. Furthermore, it will take at least two years before the civilian student body can be built up to the maximum. Our endowment cannot take up the entire burden due to the loss of revenue. Therefore, the alumni must help. We do not want to lower our standards just to get students, nor do we want to make foolish economies. The College will need between $20,000 and $25,000 annually for the next three years to meet current expenses. I know the alumni will come through as we have always done in the past. We are planning to raise this money through the Class Agents this fall, so when the call comes, answer it as well as you can afford to.
End of Michaelmas Term Trinity does not plan to hold regular commencement exercises this fall. Of the dozen men who will be eligible to graduate in October only three would be able to attend the ceremony. The rest are in the Armed Forces. More than a hundred Navy V-12 students will be given certificates by Acting President Arthur H. Hughes at a dinner to be held at the close of the present term. Certificates indicate that the Navy men have successfully completed a certain number of courses, and that they will be eligible for Bachelors' degrees in Arts or Sciences at
Trinity College after they have completed certain other courses. We plan to hold a meeting of class agents some time this fall to make plans for a new Alumni Fund campaign. This year the College is taking a new step in inviting the class agents to a general meeting here on campus. A number of our sister colleges regularly hold such meetings and find them most productive of ideas. The meeting will probably have to be held in November, because the College will not be able to accommodate a large group of alumni before that time.
Campus Organizations About a week before the late President Ogilby died, he called together a group of undergraduates at his home for the purpose of establishing a wartime Trinity College Senate. The function of this organization would be, as the group then foresaw it, to act as custodian of the traditions and Constitution of the civilian undergraduate body, and to be on hand to cope with whatever problems came up in the course of the Navy's residence at the College. From this beginning, with its rather nebulous plans, has emerged a Senate and a group of undergraduate or-ganizations which have been most helpful in maintaining the spirit of Trinity on campus. One of the principal functions of the Senate is that of sponsoring undergraduate activities and organizations. At the present writing there are six student organizations on campus - the Senate itself, a Sports Club, a Science Club, the Jesters, the Political Science Club, and an octet - a drastic reduction in number from the pre-war count of twenty campus organizations. The wonder is that anyone finds any time for extracurricular activities. Several attempts have been made to carry on the Tripod, but it has been found that for one reason or another - Jack of time mainly - regular publication of a newspaper has been too difficult a task. The present setup of the Senate is, necessarily, different from that of its pre-war counterpart. For one thing, the peacetime student Constitution does not apply to many of our wartime problems. For another, the fraternities, being inoperative, are no longer represented on the Senate. As it stands now, the Senate is made up of five civilian undergraduates, elected from upper-classmen whose average grades are above seventy. This group has recently invited three Navy men to sit with them. Meetings are held weekly, on Thursday noons, in the auditorium of the Chemistry Building. In addition to encouraging undergraduate organizations, the Senate has sponsored a
number of on-campus dances, held in the College dining hall. These affairs have been attended by sailors and civilians alike. Moreover, the Senate has encouraged the election of class officers. For purposes of electing these men, the student body has been divided into Freshmen, Seniors, and a group of Middleclassmen. This division was necessitated by the fact that under our present accelerated program it is not always easy to specify which class a man belongs to. T
The Sports Club, instituted at the sugges-tion of the undergraduates, gets together from time to time for boxing and wrestling matches. On one occasion they got Hartford's Willie Pep to come up and put on a show for them. They have also contributed to the College's social life by throwing a very successful dance at the Hartford Club. T
The Science Club meets on Friday afternoons to hear speakers and to read papers on scientific questions. It is perhaps the most scholarly of the present undergraduate clubs. T
Though it has been found necessary to give up both the Choir and the Glee Club, the College still feels the need for music to the extent that an octet has been formed. At the present writing it has no official name. It is a sort of wartime edition of the Trinity Pipes. T
The Political Science Club holds weekly meetings at which contemporary problems are discussed by outside speakers. Governor Baldwin, former Mayor Spellacy, and others have addressed the group. Frequently the meetings take the form of forum discussions after dinner.
The Honorable Raymond E . Baldwin, Governor of Connecticut, comes aboard with State Adjutant General Reginald B. DeLacour to review the Navy V- 12 students at the College. After reviewing the men, Governor Ba ldwin spoke to the Political Science Club and its friends in the auditorium of the Chemistry Building.
The Jesters have staged a comeback with their fall production of The Male Animal. The Navy men, sometimes together with the civilians, have from time to time put on informal plays written by the men themselves. These performances have proved most entertaining, but there has been a group who have felt that they would like to attempt something more elaborate. Apprentice Seaman Peter Torrey, '44, who is now at the College in the Navy program, is president of the organization. T
The fraternity picture has not changed much of late. The Delta Psi house is boarded up. No students are living at the Alpha Delt house , though there is a caretaker in residence. The Alpha Chi Rho house is a civilian dormitory. The DKE house is
rented to a private family. The Sigma Nu's, despite the fact that only three of them are left on campus, are trying to carry on as an active group. They are the only ones who are doing so. Delta Phi is a civilian dormitory. The handful of Delta Phi's still on campus meet regularly with their fraternity brother, Professor Arthur Adams. The Psi U's are renting their rooms to men connected with the Navy program at the College. The rooms of ATK have been converted into Navy offices. In general, one may say that the campus organizations, most of which ended abruptly with the coming of the V-12 program, have begun to reappear as the students, Navy and civilian alike, have felt the increasing need of extracurricular diversion. To the student Senate belongs a good deal of the credit for encouraging their reappearance.
Alumni Notes 1895 THE REV. CHARLES D. BROUGHTON, rector of the Church of the Ascension, Buffalo, New York, was given the degree of S.T.D. by Berkeley Divinity School, and the degree of D.O. by Hobart College at their commencement this year, we learn in a note from the REV. HENRY DeW . DeMAURIAC, '07. 1899 THE REV. LLOYD R. BENSON became a grandfather for the first time on February 11 with the birth of a daughter, Ellen Heather, to his youngest son, Major Alex R. Benson, USMC, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Mr. Benson's second son, Lloyd George, is Captain of a destroyer in the South Pacific. THE RT. REV. FRANK A. McELWAIN, who recently retired as Bishop of Minnesota and head of Seabury Western Theological Seminary, will assist Bishop Creighton, of Michigan, pending the election of a Bishop Coadjutor for that diocese. 1906 DONALD E. LAUDERBURN is a zone technician engineer in the Southeastern Regional Office of the Soil Conservation Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, at Spartanburg, South Carolina. His work is mainly training field technicians of the Service in farm drainage, terracing and forestry in central and north Alabama and northwest Georgia. 1908 RALPH R. WOLFE, former editorial assistant on the Casualty and Surety journal, official publication of the Association of Casualty and Surety Executives, has been promoted to the position of assistant editor of the publication. Ralph joined the Association in 1936 as a member of the legislative department, and became a member of the journal staff in April of this year. As assistant editor, he will have charge of all production details, and will also do a good deal of writing. Ralph has had a good many years of experience in journalism and insurance, having served on the staff of both the Spectator and the Weekly Underwriter. Previously, he was chief editorial writer of the Hartford Courant. 1909 MICHAEL A. CONNOR was recently appointed a member of the Connecticut Board of Enemy Alien Hearings by United States Attorney General Francis Biddle. 1914 BRIGADIER GENERAL THEODORE F. WESSELS has been commanding the Myitkyina Task Force since General Merrill's assignment as head of the Army Liaison Group for the China-India-Burma theater. THE RT. REV. E . PINKNEY WROTH, Bishop of Erie, received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from the Theological Seminary in Virginia at the graduation exercises in Alexandria on June 16. 1915 LOUIS F. JEFFERSON, secretary and agent for his class, writes that "a casual survey of the class (of 1915) reveals 30 business men, 9 clergymen, 7 doctors, 5 educators, 4 lawyers, 3 newspaper editors, 2 insurance specialists, 1 dentist, 1 postmaster and 1 town official- the others being unknown at present."
1921 BEAUFORT R. L. NEWSOM is associated with the American Air Forces Readjustment Division as a property disposal officer in the Eastern Procurement District, New Haven Area Office. He is a member of the government team which terminates contract settlements with war manufacturers throughout Connecticut. He recently attended the Termination Officers Training School, which was conducted by the AAF at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio. 1923 LIEUTENANT COMMANDER HOWARD S. ORTGIES, USNR, was recently promoted to his present rank and is stationed at the Headquarters of the Third Naval District in New York. 1925 MAJOR ISRAEL P. MERANSKI, MC, and CAPTAIN LOUIS C. TONKEN, '30, have been working together at Fort Benning, Georgia, since February, 1943. 1926 HALL BARTLETT resigned from the Garden City (Long Island) High School faculty last spring and is now editor of the school department of Henry Holt and Company, Publishers, having gone there after finishing up his stint in Washington on the editorial staff of the United States Armed Forces Institute. 1929 CHAPLAIN GEORGE D. HARDMAN, USNR, was assigned to the Chaplains Staff at the Norfolk, Virginia, Training Station early in the summer. Since 1934 until he entered into the service, Chaplain Hardman was at St. Mark's School, Southboro, Massachusetts, where his wife and two sons are spending the duration . 1930 LIEUTENANT ADAM F . KNUREK, USNR, writes, " After a year of Africa, even Italy is a welcome change." Knurek has spent some time seeing the sights of Italy but adds the rueful note, " Not a Trin man in sight!" 1931 LIEUTENANT JOHN F. CHILDS, USNR, after spending a year at sea as Commander of an armed guard gun crew, was transferred to air navigation, and has been navigating Naval air transport planes across the Atlantic for some time. LIEUTENANT WILLIAM P. ORRICK, '28, is an air navigator in Lieutenant Childs' squadron . SERGEANT ROBERT 0 . MULLER was recently promoted to his present rank. He is assigned to the Judge Advocate Division in England, being assistant to the Trial Judge Advocate, handling criminal cases. 1932 CAPTAIN THOMAS W. CONVEY, JR ., has recently been promoted to his present rank. For the initiative and the fine spirit evidenced by him at all times in establishing and operating an Eighth AAF Fighter Wing Headquarters in England, he was personally commended by Brigadier General M. C. Woodbury, commanding general of a fighter wing in England . LIEUTENANT (sg) EMANUEL F. GOLINO, USCGRMC, has been stationed in Puerto Rico since June 1, 1943, when he entered service.
LIEUTENANT H. PLUTZIG has gone overseas and is presently located in England, we learn in a note from MORRIS E . VOGEL, '31. LIEUTENANT HARRIS K. PRIOR, USNR, returned to the United States in May from a three months tour of duty in the Pacific in connection with some work on aircraft carriers. He sa ys that he met LIEUTENANT JOHN MaciNNES, '30, on board one of the new carriers, and JIM TOBIN, '32, who is in the infantry at Waikiki Beach .
._Marriages 1932 LIEUTENANT (sg) RICHARD E . MARTIN was married to Miss Doris C. Yeomans, of Bethesda, Maryland, on August 12. He was recently promoted to his present rank, after having served overseas for fourteen months, and is now stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, as a gunnery instructor.
1933 WILLIAM C . NORVELL is an application engineer for Westinghouse Electric at Cleveland, Ohio. His specialty is aviation and marine lights and the electrical apparatus to supply them . He has two daughters, Lynne, aged three and a half, and Christina, aged one and a half. His wife, the former Miss Deborah Burt, is a graduate of Wellesley, '32. LIEUTENANT THOMAS S. WADLOW, USNR, sent word to this office recently saying that he had been in on the invasion. His was among the first of the ships to approach the invasion coast. We have since learned tha t he also participated in the Riviera invas ion . 1934 TECHNICIAN FOURTH CLASS WILLIAM R. BASCH is a classification specialist with an air group now located at Camp Stewart, Georgia. MAJOR W. HOFFMAN BENJAMIN is now back from overseas duty and is stationed in Washington. EDGAR H . CRAIG writes that he spent an evening with LIEUTENANT DONALD E . SNOWDEN, '34, a few weeks ago. Don is executive officer of an LST, and was going through Chicago. Ed Craig also saw SECOND LIEUTENANT ADRIAN H. ONDERDONK, JR ., a few months ago . Ade has worked his way up from Private, and is now in the Air Transport Command in charge of a maintenance crew. Comments Ed, " That's something for a Latin major." KARL A. HOLST received a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry at New York University in 1940. On June 14, 1941, he married Miss Constance joyce Smith of Edgewood, Rhode Island . The couple have a son, Karl Frederick, born June 5, 1943. Since September, 1940, Mr. Holst has been employed as a research chemist at Rumford Chemical Works. Since before Pearl Harbor he has been in cha rge of the research on and the development and production of several secret materials for the Armed Forces under the National Defense Research Committee of the O.S.R.D. LIEUTENANT ADRIAN H . ONDERDONK, JR ., is with an Alaskan division of the A.T .C. He is the head of maintenance, and is in cha rge of field . PVT. ANDREW ONDERDONK has seen action in Italy with a Field Artillery Battalion. He was in the Anzio Beachhead operation . He writes that, among other things, he has attended an audience held by the Pope for Allied soldiers and says that the occasion was very impressive. Andy is now with the Engineers in a general service regiment - still in Italy.
1942 LIEUTENANT JAMES D. CUMM INS, JR ., was married on Friday, june 30, to Miss Nancy Spies of Square Farms, Easton, Maryland. Lieutenant Cummins is a naviga tor on a Liberator bomber.
1935 CAPTAIN ROWAN P. ALEXANDER, according to a Headquarters despatch from the European Theater of Operations, is at present serving in that theater with a Railway Grand Division. His job is moving soldiers and supplies to the right place at the right time. LIEUTENANT HARRY C . OLSON, USNR, was recently promoted to his present rank.
1943 HARRY V. ANDERSON was married in July to Miss Catherine Bell of Manchester, Conn., in the Methodist Church at New London. EDWIN A. ANDREWS was married on May 28 to Miss jean McCune, a graduate of Rochester University, in St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Amsterdam, New York. Ed is employed at General Electric Company in Schenectady.
1935 RICHARD B. PASCALL was married on june 17 to Miss Janet Caroline Callahan at Portland, Conn. 1937 LIEUTENANT WILBER R . GRISWOLD was married in July to Miss Hannah Camilla Andersen in the Lutheran Church of Our Reedemer in New London, Conn . 1939 JOHN K. WERNER was married on June 17 to Miss R . Mary Kane at St. John's Evangelical Church in New Britain, Conn. 1940 RICHARD W. HAMILTON was married on June 24 to Miss Anita Treblas of Conway, New Hampshire, in St. Paul's Episcopal Church on the Green, Norwalk, Conn. Dick is a research chemist with the Corda Chemical Corporation. After leaving Trinity he attended the Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn, New York, where he majored in organic chemistry. He is a member of the American Association of Variable Star Observers and of the Norwalk Astronomical Society. LIEUTENANT JOHN ROBERT RANDALL, USAAF, was married on July 3 to Miss Mary Edythe Philp in the rectory of the Church of Christ the King in Yonkers, New York. Before entering the service, Randall was a teacher of English at St. Edmunds School, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. LIEUTENANT ADRIAN K . LANE, USCG, was married in August to Miss Marion E. Donohue, of Dallas, Texas. The couple was married on board the frigate on which Lieutenant Lane serves. 1941 LIEUTENANT NORMAN HAPGOOD, JR., was married on July 19 to Miss Ruth Gilmore Knott. The bride is a graduate of Swarthmore. The marriage took place while Lieutenant Hapgood was on leave from duty in Africa. LIEUTENANT RICHARD F. MORAN was married in July to Miss Helen Ford, Yeoman 2/ c, in St. Justin's Church, Hartford.
'Births 1928 SCOTT ALFORD became the father on March 13 of a son, Robert Scott. Mrs. Alford is the former Elizabeth Hathaway. The Alfords also have three daughters: Margaret, aged 15; Patricia, aged 13; and janet, aged 10. Alford is a time engineer at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, East Hartford . 1932 WILLIAM S. GRAINGER became the father on August II of a third daughter, Georgia Holbrook six pounds, ten ounces. Mrs. Grainger is the former jane Sumner of Rockville, Conn. M. DORSEY WRIGHT became the father on July II of a son. He also has a daughter five years old. He writes that he sees WILLIAM McKENNY GIBSON, '44, nearly every day. Wright is engaged in farming near Centerville, Maryland . He is helping supply the Army and Navy. 1934 LIEUTENANT (jg) WILLARD J. HARING, USNR became the father of a third girl, Nancy Merrill', born June 9, 1943. A previous Alumni Note erroneously named Lieutenant Haring a Naval cadet. 1935 LIEUTENANT ERIC S. PURDON, USNR, became the father on August II of a son, Eric St. C. 1936 LIEUTENANT JOHN KAPP CLARK became the father of a daughter, Sara Hi_ll, on. May 22. ~app is in the Medical Corps at Robms Fteld, Georgta. ARTHUR V. JENSEN became the father on July 30 of a son, Paul Robert. Mrs. Jensen is the former Elizabeth Newett of Torrington, Conn. LIEUTENANT (jg) HARRINGTON LITTELL, USNR, became the father on June 4 of a son, Harrington, Jr. 1937 LIEUTENANT MELVIN R . DOWNES, USNR, became the father of a daughter, Cynthia Jane, on May 17. He has been serving as Commanding Officer on an LST since january. He writes that he saw LIEUTENANT STEVE BARTLETT, '39, USNR, not long ago. Steve is a medical officer on another LST. ENSIGN EDWIN N. NILSON, USNR, became the father en Octoter 2, 1943, of a daughter, Jean Louise. 1938 CORPORAL JOSEPH G. ASTMAN became the father on July 13 of a second son, William Rennie. Mrs. Astman is the former Dorthea Rennie of West Hartford. joe is at Camp Crowder, Missouri, with the Army Signal Corps. SERGEANT ERNEST B. FREEMAN became the father on July 27 of a son, Robert Bruce. _Sergeant Freeman is in India serving with the Army Atr Forces. Mrs. Freeman is the former Anna Catherine Krantz of South Orange, New jersey. 1939 THE REV. HENRY H. HAYDEN became the father on May 30 of a son, David Hoyt. The Hoyts are in Berkeley, California. CHARLES H. LAWRENCE, III, became the father of a daughter, Margaret, on April 24.
THE REV. WILLIAM V. NORTH became the father on August 1 of a son, Frederick Chamberlainseven pounds, four ounces. CAPTAIN ARTHUR C. WEBB is the father of a son, Lee, born May 10, 1943. Captain Webb was promoted to his present rank in April, 1944. He is the base weather officer of the AAF Advance Flying School at Pampa, Texas. 1941 LIEUTENANT (jg) WILLIAM B. DEXTER, USCGR., became the father on May 31 of a daughter, judith Kaye. Bill has been on duty in the Southwest Pacific since December, 1943. LIEUTENANT ROBERT K. PILLSBURY became the father on June 7 of a son, Robert K., Jr. Bob is overseas and LEE GOODMAN, '41, writes that the tidings of Robert, Jr.'s arrival came direct from Betty-Ann, the youngster's happy mother. 1942 1ST LIEUTENANT ALBERT K. WILL became the father of a son, Barry Albert, on March 17. He was recently promoted to his present rank in a Coast Artillery, Anti-Aircraft outfit. At present he is stationed in France with a half-track unit. 1943 CORPORAL RICHARD K. McKINNEY became the father recently of a daughter, Jane Ellen. Dick is a radio instructor at Scott Field, Illinois. 1944 PFC. ROBERT W. BOSTELMAN became the father on January 19 of a son, Robert W., Jr. Bob was able to be home for his son's baptism. Shortly thereafter he left for overseas duty and is now iri India. 1935 LIEUTENANT ERIC S. PURDON, USNR, writes that he ran into BILL HARING, '34, and his wife recently and had dinner with them. Bill is a Lieutenant (jg) and Executive Officer of a LSM . CAPTAIN DOUGLAS W. RANKIN was promoted to his present rank on July I and has recently spent a thirty day leave with his parents in Wethersfield . He has been stationed in Puerto Rico. On December 22, 1941, he was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on January 6, 1943. SEAMAN 2/ C WILLIAM H . WETHERILL, USNR, is stationed as an instructor at the Fleet Service School in Virginia. 1936 ARTHUR V. JENSEN received his Ph.D. degree at Cornell University last October. He has accepted an instructorship in the Institute of Neurology of Northwestern University Medical School, and will do full-time research on infantile paralysis. 1937 CAPTAIN ROWE A. CASTAGNO writes from Italy that within the last few months he has met SERGEANT LOUIS CANTER, '37, who is in Transportation. He also met LIEUTENANT ADAM F. KNUREK, '33, a Naval officer with a beach invasion outfit. "To top things - recently ran across a couple of Wesleyan men and we relived the feud in a friend ly manner." MAJOR EDWARD COLTON has been at Wright Field for the past three years in charge of photographic film, paper, chemical experimental work, tests, and specification preparation for the Army Air Forces. He was married before he entered the Armed Services to a Rochester, New York, girl, and has a daughter two years old. Prior to his entry on active duty, he
PRESIDENT-ELECT FUNSTON PAYS AN UNOFFICIAL VISIT TO TRINITY COLLEGE Trinity's president-elect, Lieutenant Commander G. Keith Funston, paid an unofficial visit to the College on August 19. Learning of his presence on the campus, Lieutenant F. E . Mueller invited him to review the V-12 Apprentice Seamen. The ceremony took place on the football field ea rly in the afternoon. We were fortunate in being able to get this informal picture of President-elect Funston with Acting President Hughes.
worked in the Department of Manufacturing Experiments of the Eastman Kodak Company. PFC. ALLEN R . DOTY writes that he had lunch with the undergraduates of Trinity College, Cambridge, "the other day," and that the men extended their greetings to the undergraduates and friends of Trinity College, Hartford. Doty writes that he had a fine chat not long ago with CORPORAL ROBERT ] . LAU, '35, who is stationed not far from him. MAJOR JOSEPH A. GRECO, the birth of whose son, Barry joseph, was announced in the May Alumni News, is now stationed at Perry, Florida, where the major is executive officer of a fighter group. Mrs. Greco is the sister of LIEUTENANT JAMES D. BROUGHEL, '37. THE REV. ALEXANDER HAMILTON blessed the cargo-combat ship, USS Aurelia, at her launching in Providence, Rhode Island, on the 4th of July. DR. MILTON L. KOBROSKY is serving as resident physician a t St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Elizabeth, New jersey. LIEUTENANT CARL W . LINDELL, USNR, was recently promoted to his present rank. LIEUTENANT JOHN S. TYNG has been overseas more than a year and a half. He recently received a "battlefield" promotion to first lieutenant. He won his gold bars first in November 25, 1942. Three days later he married a southern girl, Miss Camilla B. Haden from Palmyra and Richmond, Virginia . After two months he was sent overseas to North Africa where he saw little action until he was assigned to an anti-aircraft regiment. "Since I have been in the regiment we have engaged in almost every action fought by American troops in this theatre." john received wounds in his arms and legs during the Anzio operations and was out of business for three weeks in a rear area hospital. " But I am now quite fit again."
1938 LIEUTENANT THOMAS D. BENSON, after completing a year's internship and a year's residency, has been commissioned in the Army Medical Corps and has been assigned to Hoff General Hospital, Santa Barbara, California. CAPTAIN ROBERT M. FOOT, in a letter we received recently, reveals that he has been situated in Sardinia for quite some time. Before that it was Africa. Before Bob left for overseas his engagement to Miss Marjorie Barwise, of El Paso, Texas, was announced . He says that life in Sardinia is relatively quiet. He has command of an AA battery somewhere on the island . Before he went overseas he saw BOB O'MALLEY, '38, in New York City, and met his attractive wife. He hears frequently from JOHN TIEDEMAN, '38. Part of Bob's letter reads, "We are not over-optimistic about the end of the war . .. there is still a big job to be done." JOHN M. PARSONS writes that he enjoys frequent get-togethers in New Orleans with LIEUTENANT RON KINNEY, '41, and his family (wife Nancy and daughter Kathy). ENSIGN CARL HODGDON, '38, stayed with Jack during his transfer from private in the Army to Ensign in the Navy. jack also writes that Ron Kinney has told him that he has recently seen VIC HAMILTON, '39. CHAPLAIN ARTHUR M. SHERMAN, JR., USNR, writes that he has received the Alumni News in France. "Everything is going great guns, if you will pardon the pun." LIEUTENANT EDWARD V. STEVENSON, JR ., was home on leave from the South Pacific during May. 1939 LIEUTENANT RICHARD J. HILL, USNR, writes that he has seen a good many Trinity men since he joined the armed forces. ENSIGN JOHN W. GHENT, JR., '43, is one of his shipmates.
CORPORAL RAYMOND H. JOHNSON is at present training with the Air Corps Engineers at Camp Shelley, Mississippi . 1940 CAPTAIN CARMINE R . LAVIERI was promoted to his present rank on August 15. He is Acting Judge Advocate at the Army Replacement Center in New Orleans. LIEUTENANT (jg) DICK LINDNER and ENSIGN BOB GILBERT, '40, both in the USCGR, met again in New London, Conn., after tours of sea duty. They are at the Academy for a co•Jrse in radio and electronics engineering. 1941 CAPTAIN GEORGE F . BUTTERWORTH was promoted to his present rank in June. SERGEANT GEORGE S. COMSTOCK, III, is engaged to Miss Andree Blairon of Sydney, Australia, according to an announcement in the July 16 New York Times. DAVID H. CUNNINGHAM and HENRY M . KAPLAN, '41, were graduated from the New York Medical College in September. Cunningham is now interning at the Hartford Hospital, and Kaplan is at the St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. · SERGEANT WILLIAM G. DEVINE has been named chief clerk of the Assignment Branch, Military Personnel Division, at the Army Service Forces Training Center, Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. In his new position he supervises matters affecting the assignment of hundreds of Engineer soldiers daily . QUARTERMASTER 3/ C CHARLES B. GOODRICH is stationed on an LCT in the Southwest Pacific. STEPHEN HART is now doing research work in the Sound Division of The Naval Research Laboratory, Bellevue, D . C . LIEUTENANT (jg) LAWRENCE B. MARSHALL, USCGR, after graduation from the Coast Guard Academy at New London, was made Commanding Officer of one of the Coast Guard's famous 83-footers, a position which he has held for several months. MAJOR WILLIAM OLIVER, JR., went to Africa in May of last year and remained in North Africa for a number of months. Subsequently he took part in the invasion of Sicily and later was stationed at Palermo. He has been transferred to England. A letter to his father states, "We were the first to drop troops in France. It was a wonderful feeling . We went back tbe next day with s.pplies and saw it all in the daylight." Major Oliver was promoted to his present rank in May. LIEUTENANT C. CULLEN ROBERTS, USNR, was recently in Hartford visiting his family after seeing a good deal of action in the Navy. After he had completed his midshipman training at Northwestern University, he was commissioned an ensign in January, 1942, and was stationed at New London Submarine Base until April. He served for a while in the Caribbean area and was made a lieutenant (jg) in August, 1943. For a while he was stationed at Guadalcanal, where he was made Commanding Officer of a minesweeper in November, 1943. In April of this year his promotion to lieutenant (sg) came through. He was wounded in May. At present he is taking further training at a Naval school here in the United States. PAUL S. STENBUCK is at present engaged in penicillin research at Lederlel Laboratories, Pearl River, New York. LIEUTENANT RAYMOND E . THOMSEN writes from the shores of France that the Alumni News caught up with him shortly after the invasion began. "I personally am well and getting around quite a bit.
Am now a 1st lieutenant. They have mounted me on a. ~otorcycle in order to facilitate my duties as a L1a1son Officer. Thus far I am batting zero as far as meeting any fellow alumni but I have my hopes and then we shall be able to have a private reunion over a bottle or two of this French wine." Not long ago Thomsen escorted the well-known columnist, Ernie Pyle, on a four-day visit to Normandy. 1942 TECHNICAL SERGEANT RICHARD C . BESTOR writes that his two years in England have been very interesting. "The tempo of work here at headquarters has been considerably increased due to activities on the continent." He finds an occasional free moment for a game of golf and tennis. He writes that he has talked over the radio with SERGEANT FRANK BRAZEL, '42, though he has not yet met him. "All my best to brother Psi U's." LIEUTENANT FRANK S. BURNHAM is now stationed with the Army Engineers in North Africa. FIRST LIEUTENANT LYON (BUD) EARLE, JR ., has recently been promoted to his present rank. Our latest information about him reveals that he has been wounded in the arm. LIEUTENANT (jg) JOSEPH W. HOTCHKISS, USNR, when last heard from was in command of a landing vessel in the Mediterranean . He said he was enjoying the life, "working hard enough so that the days don't drag." SERGEANT WALTER C. JEROME says that he hopes some time soon to walk again beneath the elms. He has been in service for over two years, his last station having been on the island of Efate. LIEUTENA~T (jg) ROBERT R . MADAMA, USCGR, servmg aboard a Coast Guard-manned assault transport, participated in the invasion of Saipan in the Marianas. He was on a subchaser off Greenland for one year before being sent to the Pacific area. LIEUTENANT ROBERT P . NICHOLS writes of getting together with STAFF SERGEANT CHUCK WITHINGTON, '43, OLLIE COLTON, '42, and with AL VAN DUZER, '40, who is an assistant in Bob's brother's church. AI is still in the General Seminary. Bob writes that he was in Philadelphia for HANK GETZ'S ordination and wedding. Bob's wife, Ginnie, was maid of honor and Bob, himself, was an usher. SERGEANT ROBERT ROSENTHAL writes that he is still "sweating out the duration plus six" in India. Our latest word from him was written during the monsoon season. Bob comments, "Besides lots of rain, the heat is terrific. The outfit has done well so far with many Jap planes down." LIEUTENANT ADOLPH SIEGEL, the lead bombardier with a bomber group operating in the Mediterranean area, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was promoted from 2nd lieutenant to 1st lieutenant in August after completion of his fiftieth mission. The citation reads in part: "In the target area (in Romania) a heavy accurate barrage of anti-aircraft fire, together with a smoke screen, was set up, but Lieutenant Siegel, observing an opening, with keen presence of mind and lightning calculations, dropped his bombs, thus enabling the entire group to drop their bombs with devastating effect, contributing to the utter destruction of this vital enemy target." LIEUTENANT (jg) ROBERT 0 . SIMPSON was recently advanced from the position of gunnery officer to operational watch officer in the Fleet Air Wing to which he is attached. IST LIEUTENANT JACK SWIFT was promoted to his present rank in April.
tensive training in salvage, reclamation, shipping, receiving and loading. He seems to be enjoying the work. RICHARD W. TULLAR writes, "After kicking around from 111inois to Texas to Florida to Arkansas, here I am back in Texas going to Medical Corps Administration OCS." CAPTAIN DAVID A. TYLER was recently awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to a Distinguished Flying Cross during a ceremony at Langley Field, Virginia . On the trip which brought him this latest award Tyler's plane was attacked. One gunner was killed, another wounded, and four other members of the crew were forced to bail out because of lack of oxygen . Tyler ma naged to get the plane back to England . PFC. ROBERT D. VJNTER is connected with the Medical-Psychological Examination Unit in Texas. He writes that he and BILL TRIBELHORN, '43, had a meeting in Dallas in july. SERGEANT CHARLES F . WITHINGTON when last heard from was stationed at Mitchel Field . He has run into LIEUTENANT BOB NICHOLS, '42, and OLLY COLTON, '42, who is working for the Blue Network in New York.
WALLACE M . WEBB was recently promoted to senior co-pilot with the United Air Lines. At present he is stationed in Chicago, 11linois. CAPTAIN MARTIN D . WOOD writes, "Evi. dently New Year's Eve was celebrated in a similar manner in many theatres of war, for CAPTAIN TOM McLAUGHLIN'S ('40) description of tha t famous night in the Mediterranean when 'all hell broke loose' expressed exactly what occurred in our camp in New Guinea." 1943 LIEUTENANT RUSSELL E . COLLINS, Jr., was graduated as a fighter pilot, Army Air Forces, at Craig Field, Alabama, on june 27 . He is now attending Instructors' School at Gunter Field, Montgomery, Alabama, and will be a flight instructor upon completion of the course. COURTLAND j . DALEY is stationed at the San Diego Naval Hospital School in California. He received his M .A. from Harvard, a nd also taught in the V-12 program there for a while. J. NORMAN HALL is working as lay assistant to THE REV. W. HAROLD DEACON, '30, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts, as a part of his Episcopal Theological Seminary field work. LIEUTENANT FRANK C . jONES has made something of an air record for himself with the downing of at least five German planes. He has been on overseas duty for two years and has been transferred to a fighting Mustang unit. Previously he was in Iceland for nineteen months. He has been awarded the Air Medal for action in the European theatre. TECHNICIAN FOURTH CLASS WILLIAM J. TRIBELHORN is in Texarkana, going through in-
1944 LIEUTENANT ANDREW B. BEATTIE graduated from OCS in San Antonio, Texas, on August 5, and is now at Intelligence School in Orlando, Florida. He writes that he met PFC. HENRY D . TWITCHELL, '44, last February in Fort Benning. LIEUTENANT GORDON G. DUNCAN has recently been in Hartford after a number of missions in Italy. He is a fighter pilot and holds an Air Medal and one Oak Leaf Cluster. He enlisted in the Air Corps right after Pearl Harbor.
Necrology Name Rev. Prof. Charles C. Edmunds Edward M . Scudder Hon. John Ridgely Carter Rev. George Calvert Carter Rev. Francis B. Whitcome Rev. George W. Sargent Colin B. Pitblado James A. Turnbull Dr. Robert P . Bates Howard D. Plimpton Thomas McB. Steele Robert M. Ewing Benedict D. Flynn Alvord B. Churchill Leslie L. Curtis Alfred Henault Harry P. O'Connor Rev. John Williams, Jr. Alfred M. Turner (Hon. M. S.) Pilot Officer Robert R. Hunter
Class 1877 1877 1883 1887 1887 1890 1891 1892 1893 1897 1902 1905 1905 1916 1919 1923 1925 1926 1933 1943
Date April 29, 1944 September 4, 1944 June 3, 1914 August 9, 1944 January 28, 1944 July 10, 1944 May 10, 1944 July 12, 1944 July 1, 1944 May 14, 1944 July 29, 1944 ' December 27, 1943 August 22, 1944 July 28, 1944 January 24, 1944 June 24, 1944 July 16, 1944 May 20, 1944 June 28, 1944 Killed when plane crashed off coast of Nicaragua, May 8, 1943
STAFF SERGEANT FREDERICK W. ELTON writes from England that he and former Trinity history instructor Lawrence Lafore got together in May and had a talk about the College. Fred also mentioned the fact that one of his buddies from Hartford ran into TOM RICE, '44, in London . Tom is a bombardier and is doing well . They plan to get together when Tom has a furlough. Fred has visited some of the English colleges. LIEUTENANT ROBERT B. RICHARDSON, JR., was graduated from the Army Air Forces Navigation School at Hondo Army Air Field on July 24. PFC. LAURENCE H . ROBERTS, JR ., former physics instructor at Trinity, has been taking infantry basic training at Camp Croft, South Carolina. He was recently assigned to take a course in electrical engineering at Penn . State University. LIEUTENANT GEORGE W. SHERA, JR., has been decorated with a second Oak Leaf Cluster to the air medal for "meritorious achievement." He is copilot of a Flying Fortress and has been on many combat missions over Europe. ENSIGN JAMES R . URBAN won his Navy wings and received his commission recently after completing the prescribed flight training at Pensacola, Florida. 2ND LIEUTENANT HENRY R . WICKENDEN has been awarded the Air Medal for exceptionally meritorious achievement in aerial flight over enemy occupied Continental Europe, a despatch from the Eighth AAF Fighter Station in England informs us. Lieutenant Wickenden entered the AAF in January, 1943, as a cadet and was commissioned in November, 1943, at Williams Field, Arizona. 1945 PFC. LINCOLN C . COLLINS participated in the D Day invasion of France, a note from his brother, B. F. Collins, informs us. He reported that wounded and dead German men and animals lined the paths of the enemy retreat. Collins is the bugler of his medical battalion. FLIGHT OFFICER EMORY J. COOK has been on many missions escorting United States bombers to targets deep within Germany. He is a Mustang fighter pilot. Cook has participated in many escort and glide bombing and strafing missions. JOHN T. GILMORE graduated on August 4 from the Blackland Army Air Field, Waco, Texas, in that field's 17th class of aviation cadets. TECHNICAL SERGEANT THOMAS E. HORTY writes that he has been in France for some time, after spending eight months in England . He has been engaged to Miss Helen LaNasa, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, for almost a year. PFC. JACQUES RICHARDSON is with a medical unit in an infantry division in Virginia . His brother, HENRY, '46, is with a bomber squadron of the Air Forces in England . 2ND LIEUTENANT WALTER P. SIMPSON, AAF, is on active combat duty in Europe. 1946 PFC. RUSSELL A. ANDERSON was wounded on July 31 in New Guinea, according to a recent War Department notification which did not disclose the extent of his injuries. Anderson enlisted on March I, 1943. AVIATION CADET WILLIAM G. CROWLEY, JR ., has been enrolled in the Pre-Flight School at Maxwell Field, Alabama. STERLING PRESS
PFC. EDWARD J . OBERT writes that the Army newspaper Stars and Stripes has a special service called "College Registration" which gives the names of college men in service in the various areas. Ed writes that he found the names of about seven persons whom he knew including HUGH REED, '43, and TOM HORTY, '45. He has been on French soil since "D" Day. SEAMAN 1/ C DONALD PRIGGE, USNR, is serving as a quartermaster aboard one of our new heavy destroyers. When we saw him, he had been in the Navy about fifteen months, seven of which he had spent on a destroyer. On a recent leave he visited Trinity. JOHN D. REED is living in Hartford working for the Phoenix Fire Insurance Company. He takes an active part in Trinity life by participating in the Chapel services here on campus. FLIGHT OFFICER ROBERT 0. JOHNSON is navigator on a Flying Fortress based in England. PFC. DAVID K. W. WILSON recently visited Trinity while he was on a short leave from Camp Livingston, Louisiana. He received his stripe just before coming north.
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