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"We have received instruction from the Department of Public Utility that the petition is a statement of fact and the government organizations have been requested to act accordingly. You are requested to pay similar attention to same so as to save us from this disastrous result.'

"The situation of the Electric Supply Company applies with equal force to the industrial, political, and social conditions in this part of China. I expect to spend some time in Boston during the early part of 1931."

The Boston News Bureau pf April 14 reports the acquisition of the Multibestos Company of Walpole, Mass., nationally known manufacturers of brake bands and clutch facings, by the Dewey and Almy Chemical Company. The report goes as follows: "This proposed acquisition is due to the changing trend in brake linings, making it desirable that Multibestos Company should also be in a position to merchandise a line of rubber-bonded flexible and rigid molded brake lining and rubber-bonded clutch facings. Dewey and Almy has developed and applied for patents upon such products, and has also consummated a series of reciprocal licensing agreements with the United States Rubber Company."

Your Secretary took the occasion to congratulate Brad on the growth of his organization, and received the following reply: "As for what you do in The Technology Review, I don't care, as provided you will please be decent enough to correct the idea that when a company with which a fellow is connected buys another company, the poor lonely employee of said first company must be inordinately wealthy. All I can see that it means is that he will have to borrow a little money by the banker."

Be that as it may! The News Bureau says: "Although this company has attracted little public attention, its progress is a tribute to New England initiative and management. From a small beginning eleven years ago, Dewey and Almy has steadily increased its sales and earnings and today has factories in Cambridge, Mass., Farnham, Que., Oakland, Calif., and Naples, Italy. Dewey and Almy Chemical Company has specialized in the manufacture of sealing compounds and other products used by manufacturers of tin cans, and other chemical specialties such as soldering fluxes, adhesives and so on, used in various industries. Many of its products are manufactured from rubber latex and it is said to be the second largest consumer of this commodity in the United States. Its sales in 1929 were approximately $2,000,000, of which 24% represented shipments to thirty countries other than the United States."

Your Secretary had the job of making the local arrangements for the meeting of the textile division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers which was held in Boston on May 2 at the Statler Hotel. John Nickerson, who is industrial engineer for Cheney Brothers attended the meeting, and it was a pleasure to have had his company at the dinner which follows in the evening. - CHARLES R. MAIN, Secretary, 201 Devonshire Street, Boston, Mass. PAUL M. WISWALL, Assistant Secretary, Postum Company, 250 Park Avenue, New York, N. Y. 


As your Secretary types these notes this late May afternoon he can look out at the wonderful apple blossoms in the large apple orchard which is part of 340 acres at Douglas Hill, Maine, in the town of Sebago, recently bought by friends wife and himself, and they are indescribably beautiful. Now when you write to Dennie you can think of him as a Boniface running Douglas Inn and Cottages with accommodations for seventy or so and can well imagine him extremely happy in his new venture. You must come over!

When these notes appear the glorious All-Technology Reunion will have passed into history and there will be much to tell of '11 and its part in the events. Also Technology will have inaugurated another new and very fine President. To meet Dr. Compton is to admire him and realize his wonderful human character and worth.

On April 5 in Detroit, one of our well known and beloved classmates, Kenneth, better known as Mike Greenleaf VI passed on. His sickness, so his brother Harold '12 tells me, began last July when he was operated upon for appendicitis and from this an abscess of the lung developed. By the first of the year this seemed to be overcome, but he contracted a cold which seemed to cause a setback and he gradually failed until the latter part of March, when an operation was decided upon as a last resort, but without avail as he passed away in a short time. At the time of his death Mike was forty-three years old and he leaves a wife, Hazel, to whom he was married in 1912, but there were no children. Certainly our deepest sympathy goes to his widow and his brother.

Mike was very active and popular as an undergraduate. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, stage manager of Tech Show in 1910, and a member of the Class Day Committee. Seven years ago he organized and became President of Greenleaf, Inc., in Detroit, having been in Detroit for sixteen years preceding his death. Only in the last issue of The Review the '11 notes carried a story of Mike's success in the automobile accessory trade, and Harold says the business had actually grown tot he point where it was the second largest of its kind, not only in Detroit, but in the State of Michigan. It is the plan to continue the business under the guidance of his widow and his brother-in-law, Robert Craig. Besides being a member of the Masonic order and the Episcopal church, he held memberships in the Oakland Hills Country Club and the Detroit Athletic Club. When I used to visit Detroit as Alumni Secretary, Mike always was ready with a hearty welcome and we almost always had a golf game. Truly a great loss from the ranks of '11.

Jim Campbell I of Eadie, Freund, and Campbell, consulting engineers, New York City, certainly has the sympathy of his classmates in the death of his mother on April 13 in Hollywood, Calif., where for several years she had been completely absorbed in the care of his father, who is an invalid. Jim made the trip from coast to coast in forty-eight hours via Pennsylvania Railroad and T. A. T., but unfortunately reached there too late to see his mother before she died. His father and a nurse are now with Jim and his wife in White Plains and Jim says his dad keeps his neve wonderfully.

Jim Greenan III has left the Consolidated Cortez Silver Mines at Cortez, Nev., and is now with Benguet Consolidated Mining Company at Antamek, P. I. After he gets acclimated we hope to hear from him. -- Thede Polhemus XI has left Kansas City, where he has been for some years and is now with Frank P. Parish and Company at 10 South La Salle Street, Chicago. -- Bill Warner I evidently quenched his thirst at Big Spring, Tex., in the several months he has been located there, for he is now back at Nowata, Okla., where he is going actively managing the work of Warner-Caldwell Oil Company.

Replies for the '11 dinner in connection with the Reunion are being handled by Jack Herlihy and he will add to these notes they pass through his hands to The Review office. This marks the close of the nineteenth series of '11 Class Notes for The Review, and it has been a wonderful pleasure and privilege to have contributed something to every issue of The Review. Also I want to express heartiest appreciation for the many wonderful congratulatory and well-wishing letters received from classmates and other Alumni friends in my vew hotel venture here in Maine.  

The following is contributed by John A. Herliby: As the Assistant Secretary types these notes this late May afternoon he can look out at 150 feet of privet hedge that has not been trimmed this Spring, and it is indescribably wearisome. While my cottage has accommodations for only six it is usually full, and I suppose that is the best wish we can extend Dennie.

Seventy-eight of our classmates to date have had the time, strength, and inclination to return the postal cards for the Reunion. It has been a real pleasure to hear from them even if they wrote only a signature. Among the replies the record for distance is held by Ed Suess III who writes, or rather stamps, un censo, como la and so on. Believe it or not!

The Class will be represented in foreign travel this summer by Roy Seaton II, who sails from Boston July 2 with Mrs. Seaton and returns to New York on September 2. It must be nice to pick your ports and dates. Now back in 1917 with the A. E. F. -- but why bring that up? Roy is serving his tenth year as Dean of the Division of Engineering at the Kansas State College. Another Roy, MacPherson II, who is in the business of making phonograph records, is taking another trip abroad returning in July.


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