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Eastern Alumnus Vol. 19 No. 1 (June 1965)

Eastern Illinois University alumni newsletter magazine

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My Fair Lady: A Profile

~lumni Association Contents

~resident Middlesworth And Tigers ------------------------ 2
Spring Graduation ------------------------------ 4
Charles Montgomery Faculty Retirement ----------------------------- 5
Mattoon My Fair Lady ---------------------------------- 6
New Grid Coach -------------------------------- 9
ice-President O'Brien Honored ------------------------------- 9
Grads In Alaska --- --------------- ------- ------- 11
Gail Lathrop Lathrop Promoted ------------------------------ 13
Olney Tennis Team. Wins ----------------------------- 13
News Notes ----- ---------- -------- ------- ----- 15

John Huffman

Executive Committee

Robert McKnight

K. B. Wilson

Joe Stone

Robert A. Wright

Harry Read

Ron Leathers

Aaron (Bud) Gray

Mrs. J ahala DeMoulin

Park Fellers

Mrs. Marilyn Harris

Louis K. Voris

ol. XIX. No. 1 (Summer) June, 1965

Pictured on the front cover are The Eastern Alumnus
Noel Watkins and Kathy Oros, two
Published in the months of June, September, December, and
of the stars of "My Fair Lady." On March by Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois. All
relating correspondence should be addressed to Harry Read,
the back cover are, lower, Philip Editor, Alumni Office, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston,
Illinois. Entered May 14, 1947, as second class matter at the post
Kuhl and John Rinesmith. Seated are office in Charleston, Illinois, under authority of the act of Con-
Darris Wise, Kathy Oros and Leslie gress, August 24, 1912. Yearly subscription rate, $2.00; two years,
$2.76; three years, $3.50.
f;tewait, Jr.


Tigers Are The first step along the 25-y
trail that led Hal Middlesworth
Hal's Job Detroit's Tiger Stadium was tak
at Eastern. Added to that step we
Hal Middlesworth, former newspaperman and Eaitern graduate, countless others, most of them co
is shown here in Tiger Stadium, Detroit. Middlesworth is public rela- ing between athletic stadia and spo
tions director for the American League baseball team. side desks in El Paso, Oklaho
City, Washington and Detroit.
Five years ago Middlesworth le
the Detroit Free Press-where
Tigers were part of his job-to take
fulltime Tiger job. And being pub
relations director for the Americ
League Detroit baseball club h
brought him "five enjoyable years. ·

Providing the impetus for th
first step at Eastern was Frankl
L. Andrews (for whom Andrews H
was named), student publicatio
adviser. Middlesworth, '31, twice w
editor of the Teachers College Ne
during the advisership of Andrews1

Middlesworth elected to go wi
newspapering as a career and sta
ed in 1935 with the now dead Worl
News and later for the Herald-Po
a Scripps-Howard paper in El Pas
In 1939 he moved to the Daily 0
homan and in 1944 was named spo
editor of that newspaper, as well
its afternoon partner, the Oklaho
City Times.

During his years in Oklaho
City, Middlesworth specialized
college sports. He was named pr
dent of the Football Writers Ass
ciation of America in 1949. He a
developed an extensive program
sports promotions for the Oklaho
City papers.

The call of the big leagues got
Middlesworth and in 1950 he shift
to the Free Press. With the exce
tion of a brief stint as sports edit
of the Washington, D. C. Tim
Herald, Middlesworth remained wi
the Free Press until he took the Tig
front office post.

At the F~ee Press, Hal figured
had the best sports assignment
town: cqyering the Tigers in t
spring :illd summer (and Hal rec
that "two months in Florida eve
year aren't bad") followed by fo
ball at Michigan, Michigan State a
Notre Dame in the fall.

Middlesworth has never regrett
the change:

"I like it because I still have o
foot in the newspaper field while,
the same time, I am directly conn
ed with baseball, the sport I ha
always enjoyed the most. Addition

Public relations director Middlesworth is flanked by Norm Cash, 1961 American League batting champ, and
ob Swift, a coach who filled in as manager for Chuck Dressen until this nwnth. Dressen had been recovering from
heart attack suffered during spring training.

~ , I have been exposed to that going to a departmerit store and ask- still take a winning season-with all ·
ange and complex field of radio- ing for the gift of a new dress think
levision broadcasting which has nothing of proposing to a baseball of its public relations headaches.
come so important to baseball." club that it admit, without charge, The work done by Middlesworth's
hundreds of fans," Hal says. "They
Hal draws a well-put parallel be- don't even hestitate to apply the bite department (three men and two
een newspapering and public re- for free baseballs-and these cost a secretaries) falls roughlv into four
tions: the work never ends. And he major league club nearly $3 each." broad categories: publications, press-
as a pungent comment as a corol- radio-TV relations, public relations,
ry to his belief: "A newspaperman His primary job along this line is and tickets.
n a 40-hour week isn't worth shoot- handling complimentary tickets and
g and the same goes for a public for annual passes for press, radio In the field of publications, Hal
lations man. You are forever on the and television people. As Hal sees it, personally plans, writes and edits the
the "pros" in the communications Tiger Yearbook. Most of the plan-
1 IJ. But, again, I like it that way." field are not over demanding. It's the ning and some of the writing are
fringe that creates the headaches. done in the winter, but largely the
!Middlesworth is in charge of at book is put together during spring
least one operation that probably His worst experience came in 1931 training at a time when a thousand
ams him dark looks and nasty when the Tigers were on their way other things demand attenti::m.
otes. That operation is complimen- to winning the pennant until striking
a snag in September. Hal was in the Five times a year Middlesworth
y passes or "freebies." He didn't ticket business up to his neck and he writes and edits "Tiger Tales," a
alize until he went to the Tigers still wonders how he escaped with publication for fans and ticket pur-
ow so many people could find so a single friend. But he adds that he'll chasers.

y ways to seek free admissions. Other chores in the publishing
"People who would not think of (Continued on page 12)


Graduation: Spring 1965

Record-Breaking Class Benefits

From Increased Requirements

Instituted In 1961; 559 Eligible

For Variety Of Degrees

President Quincy Doudna told a record-breaking numb
of Eastern Illinois University spring graduates that th
made up the first full class to graduate under increased rG
quirements in several fields of study.

Speaking at spring commencement ceremonies, Doudil
said these requirements - designed to provide more breadt
to students' education - went into effect in 1961. Fields
which the increases were established include the humaniti~
mathematics, and social studies.

Five hundred, fifty-nine persons were eligible for d4
grees. In delivering the charge to the class, Doudna sal
Eastern's goal today is the same as it was when he assum(f
the presidency in 1957. That goal, he said, is preparing educr4
ed persons who can teach school, or educated persons w
can practice medicine, or educated persons who can excel i
various fields.

The president also said the Teachers College Board h•
approved establishment of three new degree programs. Th4
are the bachelor of science in industrial technology aI1
bachelors of science in home economics for dietetics and hoii
economics in business.

Three students graduated with high honors in the ce
monies held in the Library-Union Quadrangle. They w
Frances E. Belusko, Litchfield; Mary Jo Cramer, Ranto
and Sandra Senkbile, Downers Grove.

Thirty-four seniors graduated with honors.

Two persons received their master's degrees "with d
tinction," a mark of superior academic achievement. Th
were Mrs. William McCabe, Charleston, and Mrs. Yvon
Maynard, Windsor.

Three scholarships were presented. Mary Gertrude Reil
Carlinville, received one of two Livingston C. Lord schol
ships and the Leo J. Dvorak Memorial Award, the first to I
presented. Sharon Sue Bohn, Broadlands, received the oth
Lord scholarship.

Lynnea Jane Halberg, Springfield, was the first stude
to graduate with a major in Latin American Studies. Mi
Halberg received a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Dr. Hobart F. Heller, Vice President for Instruction, pr_t
sented the undergraduate candidates for degrees. Dr. Lavel
M. Hamand, Dean of the Graduate School, presented maste
degree candidates.

The commencement ceremonies were held on May 23.


Dr. Harol.d M. Cavins Dr. Earl S. Dickerson


f Faculty

embers Is


of five faculty Dr. Russell Landis • Dr. Donal.d R. Alter
announced. .
sor of industrial arts, Dr. Landis has Dr. Donald R. Alter, who joined
Retiring are: served as department head on dif- the staff at Eastern in 1934. Except
ferent occasions. for two summers, Dr. Alter has
Dr. Harold M. Cavins, who came taught history continuously. He
to Eastern in 1928. He taught the Dr. Ruth Cline, a member of the brought back to the campus, after
first course in mental hygiene at East- English Department faculty since a lapse of several years, the Ameri-
ern in 1939. Dr. Cavins was present 1947. Dr. Cline received her B.A. can Association of University Pro-
in the St. Nicholas Hotel in Spring- degree from Bridgewater College; fessors. He also brought to the cam-
field in 1940 when the Illinois Public the M.A. from Vanderbilt University; pus Alpha Phi Omega, a national
llealth Association was organized, A.M. from Radcliffe College, the fraternity based on Boy Scout mem-
thus becoming a charter member. Ph.D. from the University of Chi- bership. Dr. Alter is widely known
cago; and the Litt. D:, from Bridge- as a lecturer.
Dr. Earl S. Dickerson, who came water.
to Eastern in 1935 to organize the
~usiness Education Department in
the teacher training high school. In
1937 he was transferred to the Uni·
tersity to what was then the Depart-
ment of Commerce.

Dr. Russell Landis, who has
lnught printing for 35 years. Dr.
l.andis, a journeyman printer, taught
in the public schools of Wisconsin
l>efore coming to Eastern. A profes-


And it shall be
the iob of the director
to direct--and direct,
and direct, and direct.


ea•IRECTOR: Get out of his way, "My Fair Lady" set a number of and also designed and made the hats (
got to come in first. firsts in the history of theatrics at worn by the fancily-dressed ladies in
9.tRECTOR: You guys are on her Eastern: the Ascot scene) ; Roger Hudson, Ri-
( • Tell 'em off, by Gosh! ver Forest, as Col. Pickering and
IDIRECTOR: Wait a minute! hold Played to the most people Loralee Coleman, Charleston, as Mrs.
·, hold it! (3,500.). Pearce.
!DIRECTOR: You've got to artic-
l.1t. that Cockney dialogue. Artic- Most performances of a single pro- "My Fair Lady,'' at least of the
ate tremendously! Pete, you and duction. scope and magnitude of the Eastern
arry are new tonight. Do you un- version, didn't just happen. Thou-
rstand the Cockney the way they're Made the most money (and cost sands of hours went into the finished,
the most money). polished production.
ing it?
PETE AND HARRY: Sounds OK First musical comedy done in co- Planning for the Lerner-Lo,··~
to us. operation with the School of Music. musical started last year. The cast
DIRECTOR (undaunted): Well, was selected before Christmas. All
arlllate, anyway! So, all in all, the birth was a huge students were eligible to try out for
mmcTOR: Hey, hey, it just oc- success and the patient and all her singing, dancing or acting roles,. and
lurred to me. mothers and fathers came through in as Gabbard put it:
DIRECTOR: That's 'alf a crown, great shape.
not half a crown. "We used I?,ractically everyone
DIRECTOR: People, you were Cooperating in what Gabbard call- who showed up. '
llead on that opening. ed "the most ambitious production
DIRECTOR: Girls, what happen- in Eastern's history" were the Thea- After casting was completed the
ed to your escorts? tre Arts Department, School of dancers began routines at the dance
GIRLS: I don't know, they went Music, and the Division of Physical studio, singers started working out,
ll>wnstairs. Education for Women. &nd Gabbard began the chore of in-
DIRECTOR: Oh, for God's sake. stilling both prope•: English and
DIRECTOR: Keep your head up. Choregraphy, headed by Gayle Cockney into his line-speaking per-
~athy, keep your head up! Graff, came from the latter. The sonnel.
musical director for the show was
A fair lady was born at Eastern John Maharg, from the School of All of this was going on in the
a few weeks ago and her birth pangs Music. Maharg also directed the winter quarter. Rehearsals began dur-
were accompanied by the above orchestra, an entity of faculty mem- ing spring quarter and it was in this
lnming commentary (a sample of bers, students and area residents. period that the task of welding the
lie night's rehearsal) instead of by Scenery, costumes and direction component parts of music, dancing
the low-toned procedures of a hos- came from the Theatre Arts people. and acting began to take its fin~\
~ital's obstetrics section. form.
Costumes were the responsibility
The director in question here is of Ann Smith of Theatre Arts. John Although "My Fair Lady" has
E. Glendon Gabbard, head of tha Bielenberg of Speech made the sup- been produced professionally in thea-
lepartment of Theatre Arts. He was erb sets that were placed by turn- tres as close to Charleston as Sulli-
table. June Johnson and Maharg ser- van and Champaign-Urbana, GaJ:>-
I the process of molding a produc- ved as vocal coaches. bard took special pains to stay away
from it (and this includes the highly-
tion of "My Fair Lady" which open- But direction, and instruction in successful screen version) because
ed biumphantly a few nights later. music and dancing can accomplish "we don't imitate the professionals.
only so much. The final load has to We. wanted to do this all on our own,
Well, actually, it "opened" two even to the sets and costuming."
nights before the scheduled opening. be carried by the players and in "My
The final two dress rehearsafs were In the final weeks before the May
bpened, primarily to students, and Fair Lady's' case 52 young men and 7 lilpening rehearsals were placed on
Vie attendance was an indication of women rose nobly to the occasion. a nightly basis. And as the musical
lings to come during the next seven began taking its final shape more
ll!rformances. The two rehearsals Included in the big cast were two and more people started "just drop-
were "sold out" and so were all the "Eliza Doolittles." Linda Stanley, ping by, we were in ~he neighbor-
other dates. Louisville and Kathy Oros, Granite hood, anyway" to watch..and hear the
City, divided the role. Other lead-
ing roles included Noel Watkins, (Continued on- next page)
Casey, as Professor Henry Higgins;
Douglas Koertge, Olney, as Alfie
Doolittle (who, incidentally, played
a tremendous role as Eliza's father


New Degrees(Continued from preceding page)

unforgettable songs associated with
that fairest of all fair ladies.

Are ApprovedIn addition to the 52 cast mem-

bers, an additional 35 to 40 students

worked in various backstage capaci- The Teachers College Board 11
ties. approved the establishment of thr
new degree programs at Easte
Overall cost of the costumes was They are the bachelor of science
approximately $1,000-but that fig- industrial technology and bachel
ure doesn't include the hundreds of of science in home economics I
hours spent by Miss Smith and her dietetics and home economics
students helpers. Most of the time business.
and material went into the frilly,
floor-sweeping gowns of early 1900 The first program would come mt
vintage. der the Department of Industr
Arts, while the other two would I
Meticulous attention was paid to in the Home Economics Departm
detail, including the special acquisi- New degrees are subject to final a
tion of a shiny, French-type tele- proval by the Illinois Board of Hig
phone popular in the time of "My er Education.
Fair Lady."
In other action at its May m
But, you know, it had to be that ing the Board approved prelirnin
way. "My Fair Lady" is such a mag- plans on two new buildings. Arc
nificent vehicle of entertainment no tects were given authority to proc
vestige of shoddiness could be al- with final plans on an addition
lowed in anywhere. University Union and a new tel4
phone-security building.
A critic called the musical "mira-
culous, wise, witty and winning." A revision in minimum salal

Practically all of the 3,500 per- schedules for faculty members at tJi
sons who saw it will buy that judg-
ment for the Eastern version. f o u r institutions was approv

Monthly minimums under the n

New Buildings schedules are: professor, $1,120; ~
sociate professor, $1,020; assistail

Named At EIU mprofessor, $800; and instructor, $644
The revised rates represent

creases ranging form $40 to $221

Two buildings now under con- over the old schedule.

~truction have been named for for-

mer faculty members.

A men's residence hall will be

named for Dr. Edson H. Taylor, a

~.t l ..-. ~ member of the original faculty. A

'j'<>~' classroom building, scheduled for use

, this fall, will bear the name of Dr.

'~ Charles H. Coleman, professor emeri-

Love That Eliza l tus and noted Lincoln family auth-


Dr. Taylor was employed by Pres-

i:l~nt Livingston C. Lord in 1899

as a mathematics teacher. At the time

of his retirement in 1944 he had

served longer than any other teacher,

and was one of the four surviving

members of the original faculty. Dr.

Taylor . died in 1958.

Dr. Coleman, a professor of social

science and head of the Department

for about 12 years, was a faculty

member from 1926 to 1960. He has

lectured and written widely on the Charles T. Foley, '58, has betf

Lincoln family. One of his better appointed a territorial manager t•

kn'own works is "Abraham Lincoln southern Illinois for Hess & Clari

in Coles County, Illinois." division of Richardson-Merrell, Inc.

Alumni Represent
EIU At 'Crownings'

During the past year, alumni have

represented Eastern at the inaugura-

tions of ten college presidents or


Participating alumni this past


Paul P. Barrick, '34, of Indian-

apolis, Ind., represented EIU at the

inauguration of Wesley Northridge

Haines as president of Franklin Col-

lege, Franklin, Ind.

W. Rex Benoit, '25, of Houghton,

Mich., represented EIU at the inaug-

uration of Raymond Lloyd Smith as

president of Michigan College of

Mining and Technology, Houghton.

Calvin J. Boyer, '62, College Sta-

tion, Texas, represented Eastern at

the inauguration of Arleigh Brantley

Clyde Biggers Templeton as president of Sam Pat O'Brien

Houston State Teachers College, Honor Goes

New Football Huntsville, Texas. To O'Brien
T. W. Chamberlain, '36, Duluth,
Eastem's Maynard "Pat" O'Brien
Minn., represented EIU at the in- this month was inducted into the
National Association of Intercolle~
auguration of Karl William Meyer giate Athletics (NAIA) Track and
Field Hall of Fame at Sioux Falls,
Coach Named as president of Wisconsin State Uni- S. D.
versity, Superior.
Ralph F. Evans, '32, Fresno, O'Brien, honored for meritorious
Calif., represented EIU at the in- service, has been track coach at East-
ern since 1946. His appointment as
Unl1· Biggers, defensive football auguration of' Ness as Chairman of the Division of Men's
Physical Education becomes effective
1ad1 at the University of South president of Fresno State College, on July 1.

larolina, is the new head football Fresno. A native of Canton and a graduate
~ach at Eastern. He succeeds of Illinois Wesleyan, O'Brien earned
Audrey Mary Shuey (Mrs. Neal his master's and doctorate at the
University of Illinois. As a collegian
lalph Kohl, who resigned to take a E. Firkins), '19, Lynchburg, Va., he won 11 letters in football, basket-
ball and track.
IJofessional scouting job. represented EIU at the inauguration
Before coming to Eastern, O'Brien
I Biggers, an honor graduate of of Marion Carey Brewer as president coached football, basketball and track
at four Illinois high schools. He also
latawba College and a former pro- of Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, coached football at Eastern.

fessional football player, will begin Va. O'Brien has played an important
part in the development of the NAIA
lmching duties here August 1. He Charles E. Meyer, '38, East Hamp- track and field program and the
ton, Long Island, N. Y., represented NAIA_cross-country program. He has
Im teach physical education courses been chairman of cross-country in
NAIA District 20 (Illinois) since
in addition to his coaching assign- EIU at the inauguration of Jacob I. 1958 and was NAIA national cross-
country chairman in 1961-62.
ment. Hartenstein as president of Kings-
Selected from nearly 100 appli- borough Community College, Long

cants, Biggers has a strong back- Island, N. Y.

ltound as a player, head coach and Richard E. Meyers, '52, Findlay,

lefensive coach. Ohio, represented EIU at the inaug-

9An'ing the past five years at . uration of Ivan Eugene Frick as

Sc5 Carolina, Biggers' defensive president of Findlay College, Find-

units have only once ranked out of lay.

the first division of the Atlantic Coast Kathryn Elizabeth Dively (Mrs.

lionference in rushing defense and Robert F. Seaman), '44, Glen Cove,

total defensive statistics. Long Island, N. Y., represented EIU
at the inauguration of Gordon Hoxie
l ggers has done co~siderable as chancellor of Long Island Univer-

cl lecturing and written numer-
ous articles for major athletic publi- sity, Brooklyn, N. Y. .

cations since joining the Gamecocks' Arthur Sibley, '49, Duluth, Minn.,

staff in 1959. represented EIU at the ·inauguration

Prior to then, Biggers was a tackle of Harry F. Bangsberg as president

for the Green Bay Packers. of Bemidji State College, Bemidji.

Mrs. John Chase, an Eastern graduate of 1948, was living in Kodiak, Alaska when the disastrous earthqua
struck in March of 1964. The photo shows some of the damage, and here's part of Mrs. Chase's description: "It w
unbelievably horrifying and frightening. The ground was rolling beneath our feet as if we were standing on t~
deck of a ship and we were ;ust sort of tossed back and forth." Mrs. Wallace A. Nelson, another graduate, was 11
Kodiak, where her husband operated a hardware store. Graphic in her memory is a state trooper shouting: "Yout
store is gone! Get up the mountain quick; we're expecting another wave!"


EIU Graduates Match Alaska's Mountains

"Give me men to match my moun- boats had been flung up into the dropped officially to a minus 68, but
downtown area. Buildings and oil Clark reports that an unofficial minus
tains." tanks along the water's edge had 80 has been reported.
That's an oft-quoted expression Winter usually lasts from the first
that must apply to women also be- Mrs. Chase later helped with of October through the middle of
cause former Eastern women as well typhoid shots while her husband April and during the dead of winter
as men live in and love Alaska - a worked at the city docks clearing the days are only three hours long.
'land of timber, lakes, mountains, away debris.
Clark's school operates until the
IJvers, cold weather, steady rain, and The Nelsons moved from Fair- temperature reaches minus 50. Al-
in March of 1964 a land of nature- banks to Kodiak in 1961 where Mr. though vehicles still operate at that
laused violence. Nelson became the manager of a temperature, the presence of ice fog
third generation hardware store. Her makes driving extremely dangerous.
Mrs. John Chase (lane English, husband came home from the store Clark says wh~ that degree of cold
that March evening to report "the prevails, there is very little wind and
18) and her husband were in a store was a disheveled mess with the fog hangs stationary, cutting
odiak restaurant awaiting hambur- dishes, guns, paints, etc. all lying visibility down to five feet.
1ters they had ordered when the broken in the aisles."
lishes began to fall from shelves. Delta Junction is in a virgin area
The family went to the home of and is noted for wild game. As Clark
Mrs. Wallace A. Nelson (Juanita friends, where because the power puts it:
M. Pease, '38) had returned to her was off, they dined in the cold by
Lome in Kodiak where she was pre- lantern light. They decided to go "It is quite a sight to look out the
clean up the store for the next day's window and see fifty or more buffalo
laring to go out te dine when she business but were turned back by a slowly moving across the playground.
~ught she suddenly had become state trooper who told them their \Ve keep the children in when they
liizzy. But when her son found he store was gone and for them to "get are around; not for the protection of
b>uld no longer paint straight lines up the mountain quick; we're ex- the children, but the buffalo. Moose
on a model he was building they pecting another wave." also roam the area, as do lynx and
lealized a quake was beginning. bear. Occasionally fox and wolves
So they "joined the rest of the be- are spotted. A few miles from Delta
Mrs. Alfred W. Rhodes (Phyllis wildered town at the base of the caribou and mountain sheep may be
~gel, '55) lives in Sitka. That area mountain." found."

t aped with nothing worse than Mrs. Nelson reported later they The school is part of the Rural
al wave warnings. too saw boats several blocks from School System and is operated by the
Charles R. Clark, '56, master's de- the normal waterline "and at the state of Alaska. Clark's school enrolls
gree, '62, is superintendent of schools road intersection silently moving with 250 children in grades one through
ln Delta Junction, where during the the ebb and flow of the water were ten. Next year an eleventh grade will
past winter the temperature dropped countless buildings, barrels, boats, be added and the following year will
to a minus 72 and where herds of logs, and much debris. We stood in see completion of the high school
l:mffalo drift across the schoolground. awe for awhile, then went home." with a total enrollment of 350.

Mrs. Chase is a vocal teacher in A huge bonfire burned for days The school consists of 12 perman-
the Kodiak high school and grade in the place where the hardware ent class rooms and three portable
lichool. The band teacher drowned store had stood and "that was the rooms. The plant is self-contained ex-
lluring the quake period and Mrs. hardest thing to accept; the sudden cept for electricity. As superintend-
thase switched to teaching band absence of the familiar." ent, Clark is provided housing.
lluring the last two months of school.
The Nelsons went to Juneau in Mrs. Rhodes teaches second grade
Mr. Chase operates a crane for a June of last year because of a "good in Sitka. Seventy teachers are em-
~struction company that is helping job offer." However, they are re- ployed in the kindergarten through
to rebuild Kodiak. turning to Kodiak "where my hus- grade 12 program. Her husband is
band,,is needed in the hardware busi- employed in a service station and
When the dishes began to fall in ness. garage. Their first child, Jennifer
the ~staurant, the Chases went out- Celeste, was born on January 20.
side where the ground began to roll Delta Junction is located in the
and heave beneath their feet "as if central interior of Alaska on the The family lives about two miles
we were standing on the deck of a Alaska Highway. The main economy from town. There is a small clearing
of the town of 1,300 persons is ser- behind their house, then the trees
•hip and we were just sort of tossed vices to the adjacent military base, begin and sweep up to the moun-
back and forth . . . " Ft. Greeley. tains. Household water comes from
a spring on the mountainside, piped
When the buildings stopped sway- Delta Junction is the third coldest in under its own pressure; no pumps
ing and the major part of the shak- spot in Alaska, and the army main- are needed.
ing had stopped they drove home to tains its Arctic Testing Laboratory
find their house undamaged. But be- there. Winter temperatures have (Continued on next page)
cause of tidal wave warnings they
took blankets and food and headed
for the mountains.

Later Mr. and Mrs. Chase return-
ed to Kodiak where they found huge


Lothrop Grads In Alaska

OCC Deon (Continued from preceding page)

Gail L. Lathrop, '50, M.S. '54, is The weather is generally not 111
the new academic dean of Olney usual in temperature extremes. Ho
Community College. Lathrop was ever, the average rainfall is mo
active in the formation of the new than 90 inches per year. Most of it
college (the first class graduated in a slow, steady drizzle, and as Mr
May) and has maintained close con- Rhodes says, "We wear boots anf
tact with the institution. rain clothes nearly all the time anf
just ignore it. The only time childrel
Lathrop is vice president of the
Alumni Association and this fall will are kept inside is for a downpour. It
succeed to the presidency.
the school children were kept ·
In 1961 Lathrop was named prin- every time it rains they would n
cipal of East Richland High School get out for weeks on end."
in Olney. He came to the East Rich-
land district as a teacher in 1954. Perhaps the words of Mrs. Rhod
Prior to that he taught at Beecher can be used to sum up Alaska fo
City. the other Eastern people there:

Lathrop holds three state certifi- "We like Alaska and intend t~
cates: high school teaching, all-grade make it our home."
supervisory for kindergarten through
grade 14, and the jwiior college certi- Gail Lathrop Mildred Myers (Mrs. Neil Perin
ficate in the fields of professional ton) , '54, reports a third son, M
education and administration. Hal Middlesworth Alan, born on March 20. The Perin
tons live at 5713 Taylor Avenue ·
On the high school level at Olney (Continued from page 3) Racine, Wis. Mr. Perington, an en
Lathrop has served as a social sci- gineering student at the Universi
ence teacher, guidance counselor, ad- field include writing and editing of Illinois, is a product manager fo
ministrative assistant, manager of the copy for the Tiger Stadium score- Modine Manufacturing Co.
textbook rental system and district book, printing schedules and assort-
guidance director. ed brochures, publishing the com- ager's mail (every letter gets an an
pany magazine for employes, and swer) , booking a library of 25 bas
As OCC academic dean he suc- assembling special handbooks on ball films, handling the admission r
ceeds Robert Dames, the first dean, "How To Play." special groups and the producti
who resigned to accept a position as of special events.
dean of instruction at Melrose Park Personal contacts built up during
Community College. his newspapering days are a big The latter includes free cred
asset in press-radio-TV relations. tials for 150,000 boys and girls eacl
The Olney college opened in Sep- Every winter an eight-city tour of year, admission for hospital patien
tember, 1963. It is operated by the the area with a selected group of disabled veterans, or other hand
East Richland District, with consulta- players and executives is conducted. capped persons 1Nho might not l
tive and advisory services supplied Approximately 250 persons in the able to attend a major league b
by Eastern through a contractual ar- commwiications field are visited at game. One of the special events la
rangement. a series of luncheons and dinners "to summer saw the Tigers giving aw
start the ball rolling for a new sea- 26,000 Little League bats.
Eastern President Quincy Doudna son."
said about the appointment: As a newspaperman baseball pla
Spring training for Hal is an op- ers were among his favorite peop
"I enthusiastically concur in the eration unto itself. The entire office, ("even the flash arguments ov
decision of the East Richland Board including files and secretaries, are scoring hits and errors didn't la
of Education to appoint Gail L. moved to Lakeland, Florida, and all long and left no scars") and they sti
Lathrop as Dean of the Olney Com- business operations are conducted are. Hal also is complimented th
munity College . . . " from there. Middlesworth says "we many baseball writers call on hi
are especially privileged to have for information they wouldn't try t
Darlene Baldwin (Mrs. Melvin about 100 newspaper and broadcast- get from a so-called press agent.
Goodman), '63, reports the birth of ing representatives with us for vary-
her first child, Cyndia Lee, on March ing lengths of time, requiring per- Speaking of his Tiger job, Mi
17. The Goodmans live at 1103 sonal attention in the way of infor- dlesworth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Llo
North Oakcrest, Decatur. mation, records and interviews." Middlesworth, Charleston, says "
like to call this a profession and co
In the public relations field, Hafs sider ourselves executives. Bu
department is involved with such frankly, I am everything from
things as arranging personal appear- scribbler to a huckster-with
ances by players, handling the man- a slow time on my hands.''


Tennis Title Goes To Panthers

Eastern may have started a long the previous year, captained the team same series with Wisconsin-Milwau-
ign as tennis champion when it and was elected "most valuable" af- kee. First baseman Bob Hoffek, lead-
won the Interstate Intercollegiate ter going unbeaten in the broad ing the team with a .448 batting av-
thletic Conference title this spring. jump and triple jump. He also com- erage, suffered a shoulder separation
pete:! in the 220-yard dash and on and was lost for the remainder of the
The Panthers took the title with the 440 relay team and amassed season. And outfielder Elston Mit-
a lineup of two juniors and four 115%, points through the season. chell, with a .375 mark, pulled a leg
muscle and missed two weeks.
homores. All six reached the sin- Steele won the broad jump and
s finals, and Coach Rex Darling triple jump at the IIAC meet and That wasn't the limit of the Panth-
holds school records of 24-101h in ers' misfortune. Lefty Ted Colbert,
five members of an undefeated the first event and 47-2 in the triple who had the pitching staff's low earn-
hman team to back them up next jump. ed run average in 1964, rePorted
with a sore arm and couldn't pitch
"We should be tough for some time Hon Rentfro, also conference an inning. Instead he broke in as a
to come," admits Darling, who ach- champion in the 100-yard dash, tied first baseman after Hoffek was in-
'eved a rare IIAC double this year a school record of :9.6 that was set jured.
y also coaching EIU's championship by dash great Winston Brown in
1957. Ed Nilsen, school record hold- The loss of Pattin and Colbert
asketball team. er with 14 feet, %, inch in the pole meant the difference between a 23-7
The tennis title was EIU's first vault, finished second in the confer- record in 1964 and a 15-8 record in
ince 1957 and helped the Panthers ence meet although equalling the 1965. Last year, the two won 18
take third in the league's all-sports winning height of 14 feet. games between them and led EIU to
a berth in the NAIA World Series.
petition. Rentfro, a junior from Neoga, will
EIU claimed four championships be track captain in the 1966 season. The season was full of outstanding
and four second-place finishes in the achievements, however.
nine singles and doubles divisions in This year's track squad has other
the IIAC meet. Singles champions record holders. Sophomore John Despite his brief service, Pattin
were imphomores Bill Logan (No. 2) Schneider cracke::l the two-mile rec- joined teammate Val Bush on the all-
and Tom Sterchi (No. 3), and jun- ord with 9:39.7. The versatile Steele conference team. Bush, also an all-
ior Craig Baumrucker (No. 4). teamed with Rentfro, Bill Dortsch lIAC guard in basketball, thus won
J.ogan and Baumrucker won in No. and Bob Weise to break the 440 relay conference recognition for the fourth
record with :42.6. Lee Willet, Larry straight year. He was the IIAC bat-
Rdouble$. Taking second were junior Hopkins, Weise and James Morris ting champ and a second-team choice
teamed for a 3:22.1 mile relay time, as a freshman, and he has been on
Uerry Garver (No. 1) and soph- breaking a record set in 1951 by the all-IIAC team the past three
omores Fernando Velasco (No. 5) Roger Dettro, Glen Curtis, Jack Far- years. He has hit over .300 in the
and Pat McGavic (No. 6) in singles, ris and James Johnson. league and for the season all four
and Garver and Sterchi in No. 1 years.
Houbles. Coach Bill McCabe's baseball team
had its championship hopes dashed A senior from Champaign, Bush
Incidentally, the season wasn't by injuries to key men, and the Pan- was elected the IIAC's most valuable
over for Coach Darling, either. He thers finished in a three-way tie for player in a poll of league coaches.
also went to Kansas City to fill his second place in the IIAC.
eighth term as director of the mam- EIU elected catcher Gene Vidoni
moth tournament. Charleston senior Marty Pattin, the squad's most valuable player,
the national strikeout leader in 1964, capping a series of honors for the
Coach Pat O'Brien's track and was well on the way to repeating Pekin senior. He was baseball cap-
field team also had a memorable sea- that honor when a shoulder injury tain in 1964, co-captain and most
son dnd qualifid several athletes for (not to his pitching arm) sidelined valuable in football last season, and
the NAIA meet in June at Sioux him at midseason. At that time he quad-captain in baseball this spring
Falls, S. D. had a 3-0 record and had fanned 63 with Nick Balodimas, Dick Wetzler
batters in 33 innings-including an and Pattin. Vidoni, third baseman
The Panthers finished third in the JIAC record 22 against Illinois State. Balodimas, and outfielders ·1Wetzler
!IAC, but won the state champion-
ship, finished second in the Elm- EIU lost two other key men in the (Continued on next p_age)
hurst Invitational, and posted a 4-1
dual record.

Arthur Steele, a Little All-America


Eifert's Book

Is Her Fifteenth

The 15th book by Mrs. Virg"
S. Eifert, a former botany student a
Eastern, has recently been publish
Titled "Tall Trees and Far Horizon
it deals with the adventures and di

coveries by the early botanists ol

Mrs. Eifert, a lifelong resident

Springfield, has long made a hob
of botany and related outdoor s
ences. Several of her books have be
outgrowths of this interest.

Proof of her position in the bot
field is the fact that again this sun1
mer she is teaching in Door Coun
Wisconsin, at "The Clearing," all
unusual adult school first founded 11
1935 by the late landscape archit
Jens Jensen.

In addition to writing books, Mr
Eifert does most of her own pen-
ink illustrations and takes manm
photos for illustration purposes.

The color cover on her rece
book is taken from a color slide sh
made in the northern "canoe coUJI
try" some time ago.

Mrs. Eifert is the former Virg'
Snider. She enrolled at Eastern '
1934. Her Springfield address is 70
West Vine Street.

Tennis Team W ins

Tony Norviel, '49, and Pat Stanley (Mrs. Frank Pitol), '54, M.S. '61, (Continued from preceding page)

stand at the podium after being elected as officers in the Madison-St. Clair and Roger Haberer were second-te
choices in the IIAC.
chapter. Norviel, of Belleville, is president of the two-county organization.
The golf team, coached by H
Mrs. Pitol is secretary-treasurer. Both were among the group instrumental in Pinther, showed improvement in i
dual meets with a 6-10 record bij
devewping the organization. finished in the IIAC cellar again;

Margaret M. Hummert, '62, ed markers which are just stone EIU's top golfer was Larry Sml
teaches at · a U. S. Army base near slabs." day, who averaged 75.8 in medl
Bad Hers f el d, Germany. She play and outscored his oppone
Airman Third Class Duane A. 271h-201h. He and Byron Koe
teaches second grade sons and daugh- Koger, '64, has been graduated from were co-captains. None of EIUI
te1·s of American servicemen and the technical training course for U .
wives. Her address is Hersfeld Am- S. Air Force medical services special- golfers graduated, so further W
erican School, APO 09171, New ists at Gunter AFB, Alabama. Air-
York, N. Y. Miss Hummert writes man Koger is being assigned to the provement may be expected next se~
she lives about 11 miles from the East Air Training Command's Chanute
German border and has had a "very AFB, Illinois. His unit furnishes med- John Knollenberg, '57, will stu
interesting tour, taking in the barbed at Texas A & ·M for the 1965-
wire fences, the mined strips, plowed ical services in support of the ATC school year under a National Scien
mission of training airmen and offi- Foundation Institute Award. Knoll
areas to ' detect footprints, guard berg served in the Navy after gr
towers, and the very irregularly plac- cers in the diverse skills required by uation and has taught in Streator f
the nation's areospace force. the past two years.


Alumni News Notes

1900 - 1909 at Vanderbilt University, was visit- 1920 - 1929
ing professor at the University of
Sherman Littler, '03, reports that Arizona last year and is now serving Oleta Blanche Delana (Mrs. Wil-
his sister, Caroline Littler, '04, died in the same capacity at The Cali- liam Carroll), '20, has retired from
on January 14, 1965 in Hinsdale. An- fornia State College at Los Angeles. teaching and U. S. government work
other sister, Nell, '05, aged 80, re- and is living in a retired teachers'
sides in Hinsdale. The combined Bess Dorsey (Mrs. Robert Mc- home at Adelaide and Gregory
ages of the three was 245 years and Kee), '13, has lived since 1964 at Streets, Normal.
they taught school a total of 120 1818 Worden Avenue, Alton.
rears. Mr. Littler recalls "we had no ZeUla Pape (Mrs. Joseph A. Ny-
l>asketball team when I graduated, Lois Shortess (Mrs. Edwin S. berg), '21, lives at 916 North Sang
but we seniors defeated the faculty. Shortess), '14, lives at 5279 Green- Avenue, Fayetteville, Ark.
We played in the attic of Old Main." side Lane, Baton Rouge, La.
Hester H. Cairns (Mrs. Joseph N.
Jesse 0. Stanberry, '05, died on Faye Bridges (Mrs. Otto Ash- Johnson), '22, resides in Brockton,
May 11, 1964. brook), '15, is a retired social work- Mont.
er. She is active on the McLean
Bertha Huron (Mrs. James Marion County Red Cross Board. The ad- Cyril D. Reed, '22, '29, does sub-
Collins), '05, has lived in Little Rock, dress is 702 South Fell Avenue, Nor- stitute teaching in the Phoenix area.
Ark. since 1908. A native of Char- mal. Son Dale receives a master's degree
leston, she is a Charleston High in June at Colorado University and
School graduate. Mrs. Collins has Florence Doty, '15, reports her will work in the Research Depart-
been a widow since 1924. Her Little married name is Florence Doty Gil- ment at Boeing Aircraft in Seattle.
Rock address is 816 Midland Avenue. storf and the address is 2656 Leafy Son Dean lives in Buenos Aires where
Lane, Sarasota, Fla. he has a television program. Son Ver-
Miss Gra(:e Geddes, '06, died on non completes three years with lOlst
lanuary 15, 1965. Frances Behrens (Mrs. Carman T. Airborne Division in July. He plans
Fish), '17, lives at 814 Broadview, to attend college this fall.
John B. Phillips, '09, died in Mat- Fayetteville, Ark. In 1960 Mr. Fish
toon on September 18, 1964. retired as editor of the National Safe- Ruth Squires (Mrs. J. R. Weston),
ey News, a publication of the Na-
May Corzine (Mrs. Arthur S. tional Safety Council. Mrs. Fish '23, retired this month after teaching
Cox),~, has lived at 515 East Elm writes she still is involved in music, for 42 years in the Granite City
Street, Olney, since 1957. Among but less these days! Their daughter school system. As Mrs. Weston ex-
her I grandchildren are three uni- and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Royce plains it, "I began my teaching here
f;ersity students. Lewis, are teachers. and was so content I never saw fit
to change vocation or location." Her
Willmetta Hallock (Mrs. Lee E. Lucille Erma Hammack, (Mrs. address is 2629 East 28th Street.
~ewman), 'IO, is a widow who Herschel H. Cline), ex-'17, presided
lives at 309 West Jefferson Street, over a recent meeting of the West Blanche Harman (Mrs. R. Ron
l>itt~field. She has three children and Central Retired Teachers Association, Sherwood) , '23, has lived at 3303
five irandchildren. a chapter of the Illinois Retired Greenwood Lane, Godfrey, Ill., since
Teachers Association. The chapter 1960.
1910 - 1919 covers the counties of Cass, Morgan,
Macoupin, Menard, Sangamon and Dorothy Leggitt, '23, teaches at
Helen Byers (Mrs. Vernie Allen Scott. Mr. Cline is a member of the Iowa State College, Cedar Falls, Ia.
lones), '11, has a granddaughter, class of '15. The meeting over which
tfarilyn Jones, who will be a third Mrs. Cline presided as president was Mary Catherine Lytle, '23, writes
in Springfield. she is recovering from surgery. She
tneration Jones attending Eastern lives at 821 East Main Street, Olney.
1935-66. Marilyn lives in De- Helen J. Milburn (Mrs. Doit Gehl
Schwartz), '19, retired from teach- Beulah V. Chesnut (Mrs. Oliver
catur. Mrs. Jones resi:les at 5218 ing in 1955. Mrs. Schwartz, 1018 Treboggen), '24, retired in 1962 af-
South Capitol, Pekin, taught in the ter teaching for 28 years, the last 15
!Armour Road, Columbus, Georgia. Pekin elementary schools from 1919 in Roxana. She lives on St. Louis
Mr. Jones also was a .member of the through 1955. Road, Edwardsville:
1911 class.
Lowell V. Krutsinger, '25, is Di-
Dr. D. F. Fleming, '12, emeritus rector of Introduction and Curri-
ltrofessor of International Relations culum, McLean County Community
Unit 5, Normal. His address is 810


teaching at Espanola, N. M. in March will complete work toward a mn!.ter

and now is a research assistant in degree in mathematics this '>Hffim

entomology at the University of at New York University. She hol

Arizona. His address is 2918 N . a master's degree from the Univ

Dodge Blvd., Tucson, Ariz. sity of Illinois.

Glenn E. Bennett, '27, is executive Charles Askew, '32, is in his 2
director of the Atlanta Region Metro- year of teaching science in Nob
politan Planning Commission. His
Aubert North, who enrolled in address is 1036 Eulalia Road, N. E., High School.
Atlanta, Ga.
1931, has been elected president of Annette Blomquist (Mrs. Gilbe
W. Earl Lee, '27, retired in 1964 Tramm), '35, has completed
A. J. Nystrom & Co., publishers, after 38 years of teaching in Char- eighth year of vocational home ec
leston, Ehnwood Park, Park Ridge nomics at Bradley-Bourbonnais Hi
and Bloomington. Currently he is a School. Mrs. Tramm writes th
salesman for a hybrid seed com com- "more and more of our students a
pany. Mrs. Lee is the former Lora choosing Eastern every year." Sh
Anderson, '32. Mr. and Mrs. Lee adds "I hope Eastern will rema
have a son, Gene, who is in the smaller than the other state schoo
Navy. Their address is 1817 South and will not try to be everything
Ninth Street, Charleston. everyone." Her address is 464 E
Street, Kankakee.
John L. Bower, '28, and Mrs.
Bower, the former Helen Parker, '28, Louise Means (Mrs. John Matsek
live at 1115 East Chestnut Street, '35, was listed in the 1964-65 editi
Olney. of "Marquis-Who's Who of Ame
can Women" and will also be liste
Anna LaVeme Ogden, '28, resides in the ninth edition of "Marqu·
at 701 Main Street, Alton. Who's Who in the South and Sou

manufacturers and i m p o r t e r s of 1930 - 1939 west." Her first grandchild is Ke ·
maps, globes, charts and models for Christine Coughley. Mrs. Mats

use in schools. North joined the firm Mrs. Effie Fern Deppen Prather, lives at 22 Pine Manor Drive, Lit
in 1933 as a sales representative in '30, died on January 12, 1965. Rock, Ark.
east central Illinois. In 1952 he was
elected to the Board of Directors. He George 0. Koeberlein, '30, resides Richard A. Popham, '36, is
became vice president and general at 1496 Ellerby Road, S.E., Atlanta, member of the Department of Bot
sales manager in 1955, heading the Ga. He reports that a varied career faculty at Ohio State University, C
company's nationwide sales force. He has included teaching, being a prison lumbus. He is president of the 240
served in that capacity until his re- guard, serving with the U. S. Army member Ohio Academy of Science.
cent election to the presidency. North Engineers and the Seabees, and the
also is rresident of the Nystrom U. S. Geological Survey. He is now Dorothy Ruth Curtiss, '36, is ·
Biologica Model Company, a subsi- retired. charge of the obstetrical floor on th
diary of the Nystrom Company. Mr. night shift at Mennonite Hospital ·
and Mrs. North live at 1339 Green- Essie I. Hayes (Mrs. Leon Bar- Bloomington. She recently moved
wood Avenue, Park Ridge, Illinois. nes), '30, is employed by the Air 1007 North McLean, an apartme
Force following a teaching career in the same building where h
that lasted from 1934 to 1942. She mother lives. Her mother is Mrs.

resides at 2612 Myrtle Avenue N.E., F. Curtiss, the former Theodo
Washington, D. C.
Smith Drive, Normal. Shoemaker, 'Ol.

Louis L. Josserand, '26, B.S. Ed. John Paul Stitt Pennington, '31, is Edison M. Moseley, '37, lives

'36, is in his 17th year as Coordinator vocational coordinator at San Fran- 1604 Parkside Court, Freeport.

of Industrial Education, Bloomington cisco State. Mrs. Pennington is the Alice Reynolds (Mrs. Russell
public schools. A son, Gordon, is a former Helen Lois Rhodes, ex-'28. Zimmerman), '37, has taught Fren
University of Iowa pharmacy grad- The address is P. 0. Box 455, Felton, at Normal Community High Sch
uate and is working toward the doc- Calif. the past two years after 10 years o
torate at the University of Wiscon- elementary school teaching. Ne
sin. Carole, a graduate of journalism Dorothy Thornton (Mrs. Charles year she plans to teach in her maj
and advertising at the University of E. Vaughn), '31, lives at 2 North field, Latin, at NCHS. Mr. Zimme
Wisconsin, is manager of advertising Shore Lane, Collinsville. man is an elementary school prin
for a Detroit, Mich. firm. pay in Unit 5, Normal. The cou
Parmer 0. Reed, '35, died on Sep- has five children and one grandchil
W. Ted Barkhurst, '26, has been in tember 12, 1964, in a hospital in They reside at 902 Kingsley, Norm
the Great Falls, Mont., public school Harvey.
system for 36 years. He began as an William R. Abernathy, '37, is su
industrial arts teacher and is now Agnes Gray Bogardus, '32, is head erintendent of Washington Commu
assistant superintendent of schools of the mathematics department at ity High School, Washington, I
in charge of Federal affairs. Belvidere High School. A son, Bill, Mrs. Abernathy teaches fourth gra
graduated from Eastern in 1963 and
was recently married. Another son,

Paul H. Johnson, '26, retired from Dick, attends Eastern. Mrs. Bogardus at Central Elementary School, Was


lngton. The Abemathys have a Bruce Z. Shaeffer, '59, has been who is a cheerleader at Fairfield, and
l'Bndson. named director of public relations at a one-year old son. The address is
the A. E. Staley Manufacturing Co., 203 S. W. Tenth Street, Fairfield.
Earl Jones, '38, is director of ath- Decatur. Shaeffer had been publica-
tions manager in the Staley public Harry E. Higgins, '48, M.S., '52,
9:s, physical education and driver relations division since joining the and Mrs. Higgins, ex-'44, Parkers-
Company in 1963. Prior to joining burg, have both retired from teach-
llacation for all schools in Kanka- the Staley Company, he was public ing. Their son, Jon, '58, is working
kee. His mother, Mrs. Helen Jones, relations - sales promotion manager on his doctorate at the University of
'14, is still living. A brother, Herschel for the U. 0. Colson Company, Paris, Texas.
Jones, '40, is a school principal in Ill. He is a native of Skokie, Ill.
Solumbus, Ga. A sister, Mrs. Shirley Albert Henry Eckert, '48, is assist-
flellenger, graduated with the class Ann Thomann, '45, is bookkeeper at ant professor of mathematics at Illi-
of '48. an auto agency in Gallup. Their ad- nois State University. Next year Mr.
dress is P. 0. Box 1185, Gallup. and Mrs. Eckert, the former Mary
William G. Kesler, '38, is employ- Jane Clapp, ex-'49, will have six
ed at the postoffice in Olney. Mr. William H. Tower, '41, has been children in the ISU Training School
and Mrs. Kesler have three sons. superintendent of District No. 50, from kindergarten through high
Washington, Ill., for the past 10 school. Mr. Eckert is active in the
Beulah Hilgenberg (Mrs. Beau- years. National Guard.
~amp Clark), '39, writes that the
ltouple's 15-year old daughter is a Beryl B. LeCount, '47, completed Donald F. Hill, '48, is employed
Piember of the National Honor So- an advanced certificate in education- with the State Farm Mutual Insur-
iciety. The Clarks reside at 931 al administration this year at the ance Company. Mr. and Mrs. Hill,
l\inceton, Billings, Mont. University of Illinois. He has been the former Shirley Middlesworth, '48,
superintendent of Unit District No. have three children and live at 905
Major Leon D. Goldsmith, '39, 1, Heyworth, since 1957. Hastings, Bloomington. The family
icipated in Royal Flush 10, a moved to Bloomington last fall after
rth Atlantic Treaty Organization Lyle L. Knott, '47, is principal of seven years in Naperville.
Woodstock Community High School.
(NATO) combat reconnaissance Mrs. Knott is the former Barbara David R. Winnett, '49, is a local
lfaining exercise in Central Europe Jane Ringo, '48. agent for State Farm. Mrs. Winnett
in May. Major Goldsmith is com-
mander of a unit which supports the Roy E. Boley, '48, M.S., '49, is the former Jacqueltne Adams,
Air Weather Service mission of op- teaches art at Alton Senior High
ierating a global weather data net- School. Mr. and Mrs. Boley are the ex-'50. The address is 529 North
~ork in support of U. S. military and parents of sons, Mark and Murray. Sixth Street, Wood River.
bvilian flight activities.
Dick Lehr,. '48, is baseball coach Marilyn Bagby Mullen, '49, notes
1940 - 1949 at Fairfield. He notes that Gary a change of address to 3 Brookside
Wagner, now a pitcher for the Phila- Court, Edwardsville, Ill.
Ellis L. Stout, '32, has been a staff delphia Phillies, pitched for him
member of the Los Alamos Scientific ;.vhile he was at Bridgeport High Leon Slovikoski, '49, 740 Bishop
•boratory of the University of Cali- School. The Lehrs have a daughter Court, Bradley, is accounting super-
fornia since 1945. Mr. Stout was visor for A. 0. Smith Corp., Kanka-
!chairman of the Los Alamos County kee.
lommission, 1960-1964, and is chair-
man of the Los Alamos County Char- Carroll A. Stanhope, '49, has re-
ter ~mmission, vice chairman of the ceived a National Science Foundation
New Mexico Constitutional Revision Grant for a science supervisory insti-
Commi~ and president of the New tue at the University of California
Mexico Association of County Offi- in Berkeley. Mr. Stanhope's address
cials. His address is 3790 Gold Street, is 135 East Elm Street, Albion.
Apt. 9, Los Alamos, N. W.
Vern Ingrum, '49, is an elementary
Louise Mae Homann (Mrs. How- principal and summer school director
ard E. Ogden), '45, is food manager in Kankakee. His address is 440
at Fell Hall, Illinois State University, Alma, Kankakee.
Normal. The address is 713 % West
Sashington, Bloomington. 1950 - 1959

Nellie L. Diel (Mrs. Charles T. Jack Henschen, '50, and Mrs.
Ambers) , '45, reports a daughter, Henschen are the parents of Libby,
Anita, graduated from Collinsville Charles, Jane, Joe and Patrice Ann.
High School this spring. A son, Phil, The family resides at 329 North Neill,
will be a sohopmore in high school Olney.
next fall.
George J. David, '50, 1025 North
Eleanor Joan Brannah, '46, notes
a laange of address to 809 Berlyn Sixth Street, Carlsbad, N. M., teaches
Stik Belvidere, Ill. art and supervises athletic facilities
at mid high school.
Herbert E. Walsh, '41, is principal
of Central Junior High School, Gal- Elmo L. Bruce, '50, has finished
lup, N. M. Mrs. Walsh, the former his 10th year in the East Richland
District, Olney. Mrs. Bruce, the for-
mer Edna Mills Taylor, '57, has fin-


Stanley R. Claypool, '63, has been Lee Henn (Mrs. William Peter- caseworker since 1964 with the II
commissioned a second lieutenant in son), '52, writes that they are ex- nois Depa1tment of Public Aid.
the U. S. Air Force. Lt. Claypool has pecting their third child in August. lives at 1405 North Main, Apt. l
been assigned to an Air Training The address is 414 North Locust, Rockford.
Command unit at Laughlin AFB, Momence.
Texas, for training as a pilot. W. Leon Francis, '56; is manag
Fred Davison, '53, is a tax analyst fluid mechanics, Chrysler Co
ished her seventh year at Clay City for State Farm Life Insurance Com- Space Division. He is responsible
as a second grade teacher. pany in Bloomington. Mr. and Mrs. thermodynamics, heat transfer, anl
Davison's oldest daughter is in col- fluid mechanics effort on first st
Richard T. Egan, '51, is a coun- lege and their youngest child, a boy, of Saturn launch vehicles, Ap<
selor at Jefferson Junior High School, will start kindergarten this fall. program. His address is 615 Brock
Champaign. braugh Court, Metairie, La.
Jack D. Adams, '53, operates a
Paul E. Gilpin, '52, has been a drive-in restaurant at Godfrey, Ill. Donald K. Turner, '56, M.S., ·;::.
representative of the Equitable Life is dean of students at Bradley-BJ
Insurance Company for the past six Mary Toliver, '53, reports she bonnais High School. His a::ldress
years. In 1964 he sold more indivi- move::l into a new home in Noble 605 South Street, Bradley.
dual policies than any other Equit- last October. She teaches first gra::le
able agent. Three daughters are all in Noble. James 0. Beavers, '56, is an
competitive swimmers. Mrs. Gilpin tate tax examiner for the Inte
is the former Ruth Douglas, ex-'53. Charles Wittnam, '54, has been
The family lives at 203 Burning Tree appointed a product manager at U. Revenue Service. He received hi
Drive, Box 307, Pekin. S. Industrial Chemicals Company in
Tuscola. law degree from St. Louis Univ
Barbara Christman (Mrs. Ralph sity in 1963. Mrs. Beavers is I
A. Shaw), '52, has returned to teach- Donovan L. Swann, '55, is the former Sona L. Hortenstine, '5
ing home economics in Havertown, safety coordinator for Nike-X pro- Their address is 1010 S. McGre
Pennsylvania schools. Her husband, ject at White Sands Missile Range. Street, Bloomington, Ill.
Dr. Shaw, is on the staff of Hah- James Anderson Swann, weight 7
menann Hospital-Medical College. pounds, 12 ounces, arrived on May Gladys Anderson (Mrs. Robert M
The address is 24 Maryland Avenue, 13, 1965. Mrs. Swann is the former
Havertown. Mrs. Shaw writes that Linda Anderson, ex-'54. Marshall), '57, writes that their h
she appreciated the "helpful, effi- daughters are looking forward to
cient way the placement office help- Victor Ronald Landers, '55, is trip to Scotland and England th
ed me update credentials after 10 head football coach and physical e::l- summer, where the family will \'l
years." ucation instructor at Valley High with Mr. Marshall's relatives.
School, Albuquerque, N. M. Mrs. Marshall is a systems enginee ·
Mary Louise Piper, '52, planned Landers, the former Betty William- manager at the IBM office in ( ,
to take guidance courses at Eastern son, '55, teaches business education lumbus, Ohio.
this summer. She has 34 Navajo In- in Manzano High School. The family
dians in her fourth grade at Nenah- lives at 3417 Parsifal, N. E., Albu- Kenneth Hearn, '57, has accept
nezad School, Box 997, Fruitland, querque. a position as head basketball coa
N. M. and assistant football coach at Wi
Victor E. Bell, '56, and Mrs. Bell ington, Ill.
are the parents of Denise Ann Bell,
aged 10 months. The Bells have two Llcyd Ray Sager, '57, died
other children. October 15, 1964.

Virgil M. Jacobs, '56, is in his Jacqueline Sue Willi!lms (M
third year as superintendent of DonaH J. Goreham), '57, reports s
schools of Deer Creek-Mackinaw Dis- does some substitute teaching 1r
trict 701. interior decorating. The address
425 Guertin Street, St. Anne.
Dorothy M. Schmidt, '56, teaches
art on the elementary, junior high James Rogers Sharp, '57, is finis
and secondary level at Fredericks- ing an M.S. degree at Illinois Sta
town, 0. The address is 134 West University and will then begin wo
Second Street, Apt. B. ing toward the doctorate. The fa
lives at 1402 West Hovey, Norm
Richard V. Livengood, '56, is busi-
ness manager of Freeport Memorial Larry J. Burke, '57, moved t
Hospital, a 200-bed general hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Livengood are expect- Highland in June of 1964. He teac
ing their second child in August. physics, chemistry and mathemati
Mrs. Burke is thti former Hazel C
Barbara Leggitt (Mrs. Arthur te1', ex-'56.
Kurtz), '56, lives at 1104 Maple
Road, Olney. Her husband is presi- Edward Hartweger, '57, is he
dent of Schultz Milling Co. Two football coach at Bethalto. Mr. a
years ago Mr. Kurtz was electe::l to Mrs. Hartweger have built a ne
Culver Military Academy's Hall of home. The address is Box IA, Route
Betty Lee McVaieh, '58, h
Henry L. Payne, '56, has been a taught at Northern Illinois Univ
sity since receiving the M.S. fro
Eastern in 1962. She teaches in t


partment of Women's Physical Richard L. Crang, '58, is a candi- ward her master's degree at the Uni-
ucation. date for the doctor of philosophy de- versity of Illinois.
Phillip A. Murray, '58, is director gree at the University of Iowa. He
bands and assistant professor of will ;oin the faculty of Wittenberg Donna J. Herr, '61, plans a six-
usic at John Brown University. His University's undergraduate college in weeks' trip to Europe, starting Au-
dress is 810 North Hill, Siloam September. He expects to receive gust 23. She has taught at Colfax
rings, Ark. the Ph.D. this summer. for four years, but reports plans are
Edward E. Laun, '59, has worked indefinite for next year.
r the last four years as a physical is 305 West Cherry, Fairbury.
apist for Lawrence County Mem- G. Evan Jackson and Mrs. Jackson, George Troutt, M.S. '61, is coor-
1Hospital, Weber Medical Clinic, dinator of gifted child projects in
d Clay County Memorial Hospital. the former Janice Kay Ricchiardi, Freeport.
r. and Mrs. Iaun live at 411 West both '61, have taught for the past
utler, Olney. three years at Forman High School Judith A. Elliott, '62, married Lt.
Joan C. N"'uxoll (Mrs. David L. in Manito. Mr. Jackson was principal Homer L. Elliott on September 5,
bright) , '59, reports the birth on during the past year. The couple has 1964, in Berlin Germany where she
ay 3, 1965 of Caroline Marie a new daughter, Tracy Beth. t e a c h e s at the Berlin-American
bright. The Sebrights have two School. The Elliotts plan to return to
ther children. Mr. Sebright also was Robert L. Cantrall, '61, is employ- the U. S. in December.
member of the '59 class. The family ed at American Cyanamid Company,
dress is 403 North Van, Olney. ' Stamford Research Laboratories, Re- Donald Paul Novak, '62, teaches
search Service Dept., 1937 West at D e c a t u r ' s Eisenhower High
1960 - 1964 Main Street, Stamford, Conn. Mr. School. For the past three summers
Cantrell is an analytical chemist. Mr. he has worked at a boys' camp in
Catherine Ray Mauck, '60, is home and Mrs. Cantrall live at 279 South Wisconsin.
viser in Madison County. She Street, Stamford.
'tes that she and her husband are Gaylord Taylor, '62, has been prin-
usy building a new house. Robert Craw, '61 will complete his cipal of Merriam Elementary School,
master's requirements this summer Fairfield, for the past three years.
Jerry Lee Ethridge, '60, teaches at. at Bradley University and will teach
ather Junior High School in Gran- this fall at Pekin High School. Mrs. John N. Livingstone, '62, is con-
• e City. During the summers Mr. Craw is the former Margaret Mc- troller, Building Products Division,
thridge works as a draftsman for Gregor, ex-'58. Alton Box Board Company, Alton.
aclede Steel in Madison. Mrs. Eth-
0dge is the former Shirley Irene Roy M. Culp, '61, this summer is Jack E. Roberts, '62, sells account-
lack, ex-'62. The couple is expect- doing graduate work at Purdue Uni- ing machines and computers for Na-
g another child in August. The ad- versity. Mrs. Culr,, the former Sabra tional Cash Register Company. A
ess is 3025 Denver Street, Granite Jo Temples, ex- 62, is a substitute daughter was born October 17, 1963.
[;ity. teacher. The family, which includes The family lives at 311 Grandview
two daughters, lives at 18 Rose Drive, Edwardsville.
Charles L. Humphrey, '60, is a Court, Pekin.
thematics and science teacher at Marion Edward Mitchell, '62, and
lansas (Illinois) Junior High. Kay Griffy, '61, teaches kindergar- Mrs. Mitchell are the parents of Kim-
Richard E. Dutton, '60, expects to ten in Kankakee and is working to- berly Ann, 3%, and Mark Edward,
two months. The family lives at 120
a master's degree at Eastern in Higbee, Pittsfield.
ugust. His grade school lightweight
Milton Nevrenchan, '63, has been
etball team in Hopedale won a promoted to export services special-
llivision title in the county tourna- ist in the operations section of ·the
ment this year. Mrs. Dutton is the A. E. Staley Manufacturing Com-
pany's transportation department.
rrner Joyce Pasero, '60.
Arthur E. Swanson, '60, is employ- Lloyd Eggers, '63, M.S., '64, and
ed with the Ralston Purina Company Mrs. Eggers, the former Delonis Dur-
in Olney. bin, '63, are expecting a baby in
Jerry L. Shan, '60, farms near July. Mr. Eggers teaches and coaches
Noble. Mrs. Shan, the former Mari- at Kansas High School and Mrs.
lyn Copeland, '59, teaches third Eggers teaches at Mayo Junior High
srade in Olney. in Paris. Mr. and Mrs. Eggers are
the parents of a daughter.
Patsy Welch (Mrs. Donald G.
6herrard), '60, and her husband live Preston W. Holdner, '63, has been
at 402 Summit, Normal, where Mr. transferred to the Chicago office of
5herrard is manager of the S & H McGraw-Hill Book Company, Film
llanufacturing Company. Division. His address is 830 Judson,
2-W, Evanston.
Mrs. Kay Troyer Hammer, '60, is
a half time speech correctionist in the Ronald E. Creek, '63, M.S., '64,
ltelvin-Sibley schools. The address coaches at Minier. His basketball
team won the district tournament
and the baseball team tied for first
in Mackinaw Valley Conference.

Sheran L. Broadway (Mrs. Al
Benerth) , '63, and her husband both


Three Eastern Illinois University seniors graduated with high honors at spring commencement ceremonies. Th
are, le~ to right, Sandra Ann Senkbile, Downers Grove; Mary Jo Cramer, Rantoul; and Frances E. Belusko, Litchfie

are employed with the Alaska on- Dixie Lee Motley Gough, '64, and uate in June. She writes she pl
Mr. Bruce Gough, 309 East Illinois be married in August to Stanley D
base school system. Mr. Benerth Street, Kansas, are the parents of Long, a student at Eastern.
their first child, born on February 5.
teaches and coaches and Mrs. Ben- Charlotte J. Walther (Mrs. Te
Arthur P. Herrman, '64, has an L. Walther), '64, is a teach
erth is director of guidance at Adak N.D.E.A. Fellowship for graduate
High School, Adak, Alaska. Their study in Germany and is doing his librarian at Emge School in Bellevi
address is U. S. Naval Station, Box work at Tulane University. Their address is 206 St. Louis Ro
34, FPO Seattle. Apt. 32, Collinsville.
Marion Eugene Wright, '64, is at-
James D. Young, '63, will become tending Tulane Law School. The ad- Sharon Kure, '64, and Will'
state coordinator for the New Mexico dress is 6440 J. Claiborne Avenue, Myers, '64, planned a June wed ·
Federation of Teachers effective in New Orleans, La. at the Westchester Comm
August. The address is 1717 Carde- Church. Miss Kure is a teacher
nas Drive N.E., Albuquerque, N. M. Joan Louise Nilson, '64, is enroll-
ed in the graduate school at Illinois the Mary Jane Kennedy School
Joseph M. Primrose, '63, is a soph- State University and planned to grad- Westchester. Mr. Myers teaches
omore in the University of Illinois
Medical School. dustrial arts in the Arlington Heig
High School.


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