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Indiviuals Noteworthy
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B.E. Hutchinson: 1888-1961
A LIFE MEMBER of the M.I.T. Corporation and a former president of the Alumni Association, B. Edwin Hutchinson. '09, died of a heart attack on September 27 at his home in Grosse Point, Mich.

Mr. Hutchinson helped organize the Chrysler Corporation in 1924, and served it as vice-president, treasurer, and a director until his retirement in 1954. From 1935 to 1954 he was also chairman of the Chrysler Finance Committee.  He was a director of the National Bank of Detroit.  Earlier in his career he had been in the steel industry and had been vice-president and treasurer of the Maxwell Motor Co.

He served on M.I.T. Visiting Committees concerned with Aeronautics and Astronautics, Sponsored Research, Modern Languages, Economics, and Humanities, and headed the Alumni Association in 1941-42.   He became an alumni term member of the Corporation in 1936, and was elected a life member in 1951.

E. R. Schwarz:  1899-1961

THE HEAD of the M.I.T. Division of Textile Technology, Professor Edward R. Schwarz, '21, died on July 27 after a heart attack at his summer home in Ocean Park, Maine.  Professor Schwarz became an instructor in 1925, assistant professor in 1929, associate professor in 1934, professor in 1937, and was given charge of the Samuel Slater Memorial Research Laboratory when it was founded in 1945.  He was one of the world's leading textile engineers.

Professor Schwarz was a founding fellow of the Textile Research Institute and had served as its vice-president and chairman of the Board of Editors of Textile Research Journal.  He was also a fellow of the British Textile Institute and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honorary life member of the American Association of Textile Technology and the American Society of Quality Control, and a member of the American Institute of Physics, the Fiber Society, and the National Fire Protection Association.  He received both the Olney Medal of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists and the Harold DeWitt Smith Memorial Medal of the American Society for Testing Materials.

His home was in Melrose and he is survived by a son, Edward H. Schwarz, '53, and two daughters, Mrs. Robert W. Perkins, Sr., of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Mrs. Kenneth E. Cox of Ocean Park.

Faculty Notes

THE George Westinghouse Award for outstanding contributions to teaching was awarded to Professor David C. White at the annual meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education. . . .  Professor Arthur R. von Hippel, a frequent contributor to The Review, has been elected vice-president in charge of Fundamental Materials Research of the U.S. Sonics Corporation . . . Guatemala has awarded the Order of Rodolfo Robles to Professor Nevin S. Scrimshaw, Head of the Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Technology.

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