I Only Have Eyes for You
Donald Williams (S55) ["Fancy That," Mailbox, spring 2000] is absolutely positive that the photo is of him although he "does not recall the name of the young lady."
Interestingly, this photo appeared in the 1951 centennial Syllabus, which would make it impossible for it to have been taken in 1955! Sorry to burst your bubble, Mr. Williams.
Bernadette Butler Bloomfield (S48)
Edwina McDermott Scott (SESP52)
In 1941, I was assigned to do a piece on McGovern for the Purple Parrot. Here's a quote from the article:
"McGovern disguised himself by staining his body yellow and squeezing lemon juice into his blue eyes to darken them. He attempted and succeeded in making a journey through Tibet to the Forbidden City of Lhasa to study the theocracy of the world's most isolated civilization. While he was in Tibet, a group of angry Buddhists stoned his house. He sneaked out the back way, joined the group, and participated in the stoning. ..."
Harry H. Foulks (WCAS47, L49)
Grade A Geographer
Down Memory Lane
Richard Turner (J62)
On the Waterfront
Loren J. Chudy (J67)
One Sunday in July 1962, my two daughters and I took our sailboat from Wilmette harbor and headed south along the shoreline. As we passed Northwestern's waterfront, we saw a tug with a barge alongside heading north. We kept on sailing south and eventually reached Devon Avenue about an hour later.
On the way back to Wilmette harbor, we passed the north end of the Evanston campus, and, lo and behold, a small island of sand had appeared out of nowhere. It was the start of the lakefill we were there at the beginning.
A. Norman Freeman (WCAS35)
Psst! Pass It On
Rhu McBee (S81)
But for some reason, your redesigned magazine has made me feel more a part of the community of graduates. I enjoy the well-written and wide-ranging material, like book reviews and research, and the stories of graduates. You've gone beyond the dollar-gathering material I see in other alumni magazines.
Dennis Dorwick (GMu76)
I just had to grab the closest thing on hand to say what a great magazine you have produced! It's so well edited! I have not read all the long articles yet, but the shorter pieces are so well laid out and so to the point. I like the interspersing of past history with up-to-the-minute accomplishments of both the school and of alumni.
Ethelyn Olson Brewster (WCAS59)
On the Peace Corps
To say it changed me as a person and as a basketball coach is to deal in gross understatement. I'm sure every single alumnus who sent you his or her story told you the same thing.
Dan Peterson (SESP58)
I am disturbed by the article "Jordanian Journal" that tells readers Jordanian society is anti-Jewish but provides them with no historical context or facts to evaluate this charge. Readers are left to interpret this "deep-seated hostility toward Jews" in the way they understand best, that is, in the Western context of racism and anti-Semitism.
I was a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar in Jordan in 199394 and a USIA/ ACOR Research Fellow there in 199495. Among my colleagues were a number of American Jews who did not feel compelled to hide the fact that they were Jewish. Nor did they suffer any negative consequences for being openly Jewish.
Noting the author's current affiliation as regional director of a Zionist youth organization leads me to wonder if she really entered into an objective or open-minded relationship with Jordan or Palestinians.
You do your readers a disservice by printing an article that appears to reduce all of this to the simple idea of hatred.
Louise Cainkar (G81, 88)
Preserving a Painful Past
The museum was built to commemorate and memorialize the victims of Nazi brutalities committed against the Jews, Poles, Gypsies and others, and not, as the article states and implies, against the Jews, Gypsies, left-wing dissenters, homosexuals and others. Polish losses in numbers alone during World War II were as high as Jewish, and listing them among "others" is demeaning to the victims and historically incorrect. The Holocaust is not only and exclusively a Jewish tragedy.
Edward J. Kaminski (UC60, G64)