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Iron & Steel Institue presented him with its Gary Memorial Medal. He holds honorary degrees from Yale University (M.A., 1932), Kenyon College (L.L.D., 1947), Ripon College (D.C.L., 1948), Williams College (L.L.D., 1952), and the University of Chicago (L.L.D., 1956). On graduating from the Institute he entered the steel business with Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc., which was established in 1842 by his grandfather. He was chairman of both Inland and Ryerson after they merged in 1935 until his retirement in 1953.—Chester L. Dawes, Secretary, Pierce Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge 38, Mass.; Assistant Secretaries: George E. Wallis, Wenham, Mass.; Francis M. Loud, 351 Commerical Street, Weymouth 88, Mass. '11 As of early March Reunion Chairman Obie Clark had received answers from an additional 18 classmates regarding their chances of being at Snow Inn in June. Cleon Johnson and "mate," Arthur Rooney, and Ralph Runels reported chances excellent. Howard Ireland, Charles McManus, Guy True and Henry Wood reported chances fair. Ten others said poor.... Harold Babbitt wrote: "for 50 years I've planned to come. Now I'm going to be stuck in Korea in June '61 and can't make it. I'll plan to attend our centenary."... Harold Smith says he expects to be on his way to England by cargo ship at the time of the reunion.... Roger Spencer wrote: "Unable to attend. Sorry. Must attend grand-daughter's wedding on June 10 in Connecticut. Best of luck to all." Combined with those reported in the April Review, answers had been received, as of early March, from a total of 102 classmates, 35 with chances of excellent, 21 fair, and 46 poor. Of the 35 "excellents," 26 indicated "party of two," which adds up to 61 "excellencies." Here's hoping that all the "fairs" and many "poors" will change to excellent, and that additional classmates will register. Theodore F. W. Meyer, II, died February 20 at his home in Birmingham, Mich. The following quotations are from a newspaper clipping sent to me by Minot Dennett, II, of Detroit: "Services for Theodore F. W. Meyer, 70, a leading designer of marine propellers, will be held at Christ Church, Cranbrook. Mr. Meyer died at his home after a short illness. He had been a resident of Birmingham since 1930. He was formerly employed by the Scripps Motor Company and the Federal Mongul Marine Division. He then served as an independent marine engineer and consultant. He is survived by his wife Mary; two sons, Eric, of Delray Beach, Fla., and Weston of Birmingham; three sisters, Anna, Helen and Florence, all of Yonkers, N.Y.; a brother Ernst, of Glen Falls, N.Y., and one grandson." Our sympathy and best wishes to his family. The following address changes and corrections have been received: Luis de Florez, II, 200 Sylvan Ave., Route 9-W, Englewood Cliffs, N.J. It was previously shown as Route 9, West Englewood Cliffs.... Charles R. Strong, IV, 3236 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati 26, Ohio.... News rather scarce for this issue. Please be sure to keep me informed promptly whenever anything happens.—Henry F. Dolliver, Secretary, 10 Bellevue Road, Belmont 78, Mass.; John A. Herlihy, Assistant Secretary, 588 Riverside Avenue, Medford 55, Mass. '12 A letter just received from Mrs. Robert H. Woods, Jr., tells of Bob being stricken about a year ago with arteriosclerosis. He is now in the hospital in Asheville, N.C, and would be more than pleased to hear from any of his old friends. The address is 315 Montford Avenue, Ashville, N.C.... A letter from George Sprowls who retired from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company four years ago states he has now gone back with a subsidiary of that company as director of research of Tyrec, Inc.m with offices in the First National Tower Building, Akron 8, Ohio. He finds time for his hobbies of photography, golf, woodworking, reading and playing with stocks, which sounds like a very busy and interesting life. During the past two and one-half years he has traveled something over 300,000 miles for Tyrex, attending such conventions as American Trucking Association at the Waldorf, and the National Association of Motor Bus Owners at Boca Raton, Fla. He is looking forward to the 1962 reunion and hopes to see all his old friends there. Roland Wright, VI, has retired from the Meredith Publishing Company, Des Moines, Iowa, but is still with them on a part-time basis as a financial consultant. His home is at 1435 Forty-first Street, Des Moines.... Fred Alden, I, writes that since retirement from Metcalf & Eddy last year he and his wife have had a very pleasant trip to Europe, returning just in time to vote last fall. They covered some 3300 miles in England, Scotland, and Wales plus 500 miles in Northern France. They also covered Ireland by bus. To quote Fred: "Learning to drive on the wrong side o the road is a hair-raising experience for those still so adorned. Mother was often terrifically scared but the fact that everybody else was driving on the wrong side of the road helped materially. At first our greatest problem was a tendency to crowd too far to the left, ride up on the curb or the pavement, scraping paint from parked cars and almost amputating the right legs of numerous bicyclists. When I was driving, those tight squeaks would cause Mother to shriek: 'Too close, too close,' Since a woman's shrieks always unnerve me, it is no wonder many of the 900-odd colored slides I took revealed an unsteady hand." From Northern France he reports that road maps and information left something to be desired but with the use of his "fluent" high school French and Mother's sign language, they were able to work out of it. A letter from Arch Eicher, XI, reports that he is still hard at work with Merritt, Chapman & Scott in Cleveland. His grandson of two years and granddaughter of four months give him outside interests, as his daughter's family are now near them in Cleveland. Arch reports that Carl Rowley seems busier than ever but finds time to commute to his attractive home on Cape Cod. Fortunately the hurricane last fall did not obliterate his home. Being an architect, he certainly built well. Arch is looking forward to our reunion next year and will certainly be on hand. The latest report on 1912 contributions to the Alumni Fund this year shows 209 on the class roll. Only 59 have contributed as against 71 for the same date last year. The average contribution this year was $48.00 as against $61.00 last year. Our percentage of contributions is very low among classes just before and after us. Don't forget to send in your contributions for our Centennial year.—Frederick J. Sherpard, Jr., Secretary, 31 Chestnut Street, Boston 8, Mass.; John Noyes, Assistant Secretary, 3326 Shorecrest Drive, Dallas 35, Texas. '13 The first letter regarding the 48th Reunion of our class has been forwarded to 288 listed members. When you read these notes the second and final letter should be in your possession. We are looking forward to early and favorable replies from those classmates stating that they will join us at Hotel-Motel 128 in Dedham on June 9, 10, and 11, and on to Alumni Day on the 12th. It was noted by the committee that the postcard referred to the reunion as the 45th, which is naturally in error. Please accept the apologies of your scribe on the printer. We must announce the death of a classmate, Wistar W. Johnson, 83 Policy Road, Salem Depot, N.H., on February 5, 1961.... We were very much pleased to receive a letter from Warren Gentner enclosing a clipping announcing his retirement from a 47-years' career with the Water Commission of Connecticut. The April issue of The Review covers most o the facts of his retirement. From Warren's letter we quote in part: "Perhaps the enclosed clipping will serve to keep the wolves from your door temporarily, at least. We have moved into a smaller apartment in Hartford. Mrs. Gentner's health has not been so good, so we have had to forget our usual trip to Florida this winter. And what a winter it has been! Our retirement plans are very indefinite but I hope that we shall be able to travel about a bit and visit some of the places which we have been unable to see." How about you and your wife joining us at the reunion in June at Dedham?... We appreciate the class spirit and friendliness of Herbery D. Swift (Speed). He wrote and we quote: "I have just received the Technology Review and find no mention of the death of a fraternity brother of mine (Q E K). Perhaps no one sent in this information: May, 1961 65
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