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berg, Dick Hunneman, Doug Robertson and Ed Weissbach. Some of the regulars in the area just couldn't make it.... George Petit had an appointment for his annual physical check-up making sure that he'll be ready for the 45th.... Dave Patten was travelling again, this time to Mexico.... Emory Kemp was in Florida enjoying the sunshine.... John Woods had sickness at his home. . . . Bill Drummey must have had a last minute change of plans because he was expected and didn't show.... Howard Claussen missed for the first time, and we certainly missed him, but he as well as all the others will be on hand for the reunion. No longer do we say there are hopes. Now we say there are increased assurances that we'll have several of our rather limited number of co-eds at the reunion. Charlotte Phelps Dodge, of Chevy Chase Village, Md., has a reunion at Smith at about the same time so she can't make the complete reunion at Osterville. But she does say there's a possibility that she and Elizabeth Pattee, also Course IV may come to the dinner. Elizabeth says that in 1945 she gave up her residence and office in Boston to become head of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. In 1959 she retired as head of the department but is still teaching part time as associate professor. She is continuing her private practice which takes her pretty much all over New England. She notes: "My practice and teaching have included both architecture and landscape architecture, two professions that I strongly believe should be better integrated." She has done a good bit of travelling summers and has been fortunate in attending numerous meetings of the International Federation of Landscape Architects, which she says "have offered a splendid opportunity to see the contemporary work in landscape architecture, architecture, planning, etc." Moose Jewett continues on the go up in Buffalo. Early in February we understood that he and his wife were to make a visit to Hobe Sound, Fla., then go on to Hillsboro Club in Pompano for 10 days. In August they expect to go to Europe for a short visit. Moose keeps very busy as president of Niagara Industrial Park, as chairman of the Building Committee of the . Their three children and 11 grandchildren are all quite there in Buffalo, and it was quite a gathering when all 19 got together last Christmas. Son Theodore, Jr., is head pediatric surgeon at the Children's Hospital, daughter Mary is married to Dr. Theodore Prentice, and their older son is in business in Buffalo. On our letter, asking for news or anything, even a bit of philosophy. Moose's good wife, Alexandra, noted that she couldn't tell us what his philosophy is, but "he's a good husband, father, and grandfather!" They expect to be at the reunion. ... Arvin Page reports that John Hood's death on December 23 was very unexpected and due to a heart attack. He 68 understood that John had not had any previous trouble of this nature. He had been a chemist for the Erwin Cotton Mills in Cooleemee, N.C., for about eight years in their research and development laboratory. Last June we published a nice report from John which noted his satisfaction with his work in the South. George Maverick, from down in Charlottesville, Va., where he is still actively directing an important new section of the Graduate School in the University of Virginia, expresses a view that many active retirees can endorse to the full. He says: "Isn't it fun to still be able to work and do things! I took a trip to Texas last month (school business!) and met many old friends not so lucky. And lots of old friends I didn't meet. Made me so scared that I'm going to buy a sport car while I can still have fun out of it." ... Nat Warshaw reports from Hull, Mass., that he and Mrs. Warshaw are fine and that the days pass all too rapidly. Says: "Of course our happiest moments are when we are with our children and grandchildren. We are thankful they live nearby." His letterhead carries the caption "Registered Professional Engineer--Consulting Engineer--Materials Handling." Back when we were convalescing, Nat sent us about the funniest booklet we have ever seen. Called a Progress Report, and purporting to provide honest facts about a small business, it differs sharply from the usual brochures prepared by public relations experts that tend to exaggerate the truth and "often present a 'corporate image' that adds gilding and gloss to unvarnished facts." This report has enormous therapeutic value, both for the convalescing and the non-convalescing. Ask Nat about it. It's terrific! ... George Petit continues his specialty of Trend Analysis. He says that most mathematical models, method of least squares, confidence intervals, etc., have a notably hard time in spotting major turning points in any data series. He has a graphical technique (including, we bet, some rather smart hard-to-define wrinkles of interpretation) that he has used for 30 years which, in his experience, spots turning points with a high probability of success well in advance of the indications given by leading economic indicators. So George continues busy with clients who have found his services so helpful. He of course is one of those who just doesn't miss reunions, so will be at Osterville in June. Steve Berke is coming along well on shortened hours but it is everyone's guess that shortened hours are not something he thought up. He had a heart attack last July down at his West Harwich summer place where he had hibernated to work on some business bids. He spent time in the Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. As he puts it: "For two weeks I stayed in bed even to being fed by the nurses, and believe me, if there is anything that makes one weak, it is that treatment." He says business is not so good and "maybe I will teach school pretty soon." A year earlier, around Christmas time, he and Mrs. Berke jetted out to Los Angeles where their daughter was located, with the though of finding better-than-New-England weather for Mrs. Berke's recuperation there. They stayed for ten days at the Beverly Hilton, the "nonplus ultra" of all hotels, he says. Met Francis Stern in the lobby there, saw the Tournament of Roses on New Year's Day in Pasadena, and marveled at the organization of space and facilities for the many spectators. Steve says his color transparencies of the tournament, of Disneyland, and of Marine Land, with its 20-foot whale and leaping porpoises, came out well. Maybe he'll bring them to the 45th. Their next stay was at "fabulous" Palm Springs, at a large western-style ranch of 40 acres with swimming pools, cabanas, etc. Steve with his bent for constructing things, much of course visit big things, so next they flew to Las Vegas and took a 40-mile de luxe trip to Hoover Dam. Even to Steve, with his superhighways, bridges, and South Station overpasses, the dam was overawing. His reaction to Las Vegas was something else again--he says if you are rational and retire about midnight, the next morning you breakfast with those who sat at the gambling tables all night. We look forward to seeing the Berkes at Osterville.... Ralph Spengler finds considerable interest in the 1916 Geographic Register sent out by Steve Brophy in connection with the 45th Reunion. He and his wife have been looking into places in North Carolina and Virginia, and he notes Allen Pettee's location at Tryon, N.C. They have been impressed with Charlottesburg, Va. where we already have two representatives--George Maverick and Wesley Blank. But while thinking of southern places, Ralph can't help ruminating "but--our daughter and four grandchildren in Wellesley Hills exert a drawing force hard to resist." In the April issue we mentioned briefly that Bob Wilson was to have given a talk in Trombay, India, on the occasion of the dedication of the Canada-India reactor. But our information was only sketchy. Actually he headed a U.S. Atomic Energy group invited by the government of India to participate in the formal dedication of the research and engineering test reactor, a 40 MWT natural uranium, heavy-water-moderated reactor, as well as other recently completed atomic energy facilities including a uranium metal plant, a fuel fabrication facility, and a zero energy reactor for lattice investigations. The government of India had advised that representatives of Canada, Great Britain, and Russia would participate. Following the dedication, a series of scientific lectures and discussions were held in Bombay. There Bob spoke on "Reactor Development in the United States." E. Blythe Stason, who retired as dean of the University of Michigan Law School last September, expects to be on hand at the reunion in June since he is now "more or less a free agent." As he noted: "I am not sure that a lawyer and an ex-law dean has any worthy place at an M.I.T. reunion. Probably I shall not understand the language used by my classmates. If, however, I am ostracized because of my retrogression from engi- 68 THE TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
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