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general solicitation in the greater Boston area. And this is a prodigious task which John is carrying out with great effectiveness. Pete duPont, Prexy of our far flung class, is turning the crank with a fine hand too. Ellis Littmann in St. Louis calls home base regularly with good leads and good ideas. A host of others have their shoulders to the wheel. Ivan Getting makes the news as president of Aerospace Corporation in California, leaving his former post as vice-president of Raytheon. Aerospace is a public service, nonprofit enterprise dedicated to research in missiles and space probes of a fundamental character. ... If you have been looking for Outer-bridge Horsey, take a trip to Rome. He was the U. S. minister in Tokyo and in now charge d'affaires at the embassy in Rome.... Speaking of ambassadors, '33 has one par excellence; Cal Mohr. Cal makes it a point to look in on classmates wherever he travels. He reports a visit to Art Mason in Pittsburgh. Art's son is a freshman at the Universit of Delaware. Ing Madsen's son is at West Point following two years at V. M. I. Moving on to Rochester, Cal reports that Bob Smith's younger daughter is a freshman at Centenary College. Bob joined the proud rank of grandfather several months ago. Walt Swanton, also in Rocherster, is in good fettle and will be chairman of the panel on radiation waste disposal this fall at the A. I. Ch. E. meeting. Turning south to Kingsport, Tenn., Cal reports a good visit with Andy Regan, whose son is a freshman at Harvard this year. Alexander J. Minkus recently was promoted to bureau deputy manager in the Metropolitan District Commission here in Boston. The MDC has been having its troubles and needs good men like Alex in the top management. ... It is with deep regret that we report the death of Jack Farmer last February. Jack has been serving good causes in Pembroke for many years. A fun loving, jolly character as a student, Jack was a real friend of man. ... Our popular and prominent mate, Dick Morse, received the Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service, the Army's highest civilian award, last December. Dick has agreed to continue as director of R. and D. for the Army until June. We bet Dick will turn up after June running some equally important and impressive operation. Among significant moves: Fred Johnson from Greensboro, N. C., to Whitinsville, Mass., where Ferd will be with the Whitin Machine Words. ... Reminder: Come on back to Cambridge for Alumni Day; it's only two years to our next reunion and we have to make plans! Any volunteers for the committee?- R. M. Kimball, Secretary, Room 3-234, M.I.T., Cambridge 39, Mass. '34 Sam Groves, who is president of United-Carr Fastener Corporation and about whom several words appeared in our class notes last month, now comes in for more plaudits for his responsibilities in the M.I.T. Second Century Fund. He is serving as Major Gifts Chairman in the Greater Boston area. Our best wishes for top level results in these efforts!... Guillermo Brockman, who played a lot of soccer during his Institute years, was listed on the school records as William and was known to most of his friends as Bill. He writes a short note concerning his current activities and apparently now gets a good deal of exercise in his real estate and subdivision work. He says: "I have given up my former activities in in the construction field," and also advises that, "In the subdivision field, I handle every phase of the business, that is, financing, construction, selling, administrating, etc." He has new offices at Pavo 112, Gudadlajara, Mexico. The interesting details of Henri Guadefroy's career are well reported in our 1959 Reunion Book. Upon recent urging he wrote some personal reflections regarding his professional work as dean of Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. While acknowledging that he hadn't planned to enter the educational field, he says, "I am very happy in my responsibilities as an educator. It does a lot of good, even physically, to be with young men all the time. At my age, I think that i can adopt and therefore understand the views of the young generation and I boast about not getting older as fast as I should. Whoever guesses my age is always below mark. I am glad still to have all my hair and not a white one among them. I hope that this will continue." In addittion to two bachelor's degrees, he has been awarded Honorary Doctor of Science degrees from three Canadian universities.... Turner Gilman came back last summer from a three year assignment as Supply Division Chief with the Seventh Army in Stuttgard, Germany. He was promoted from Lt. Colonel to Colonel and in September assumed a command in Chicago, Ill. In a recent letter he says, "Present assignment as commanding officer of Midwestern Regional Office, U. S. Army Signal Supply Agency, is very interesting. I am, in many ways, in same status I was in 1940 as a procurement officer. We have responsibility for activities such as quality assurance, in 20 midwestern states, and procurement responsibility for assigned commodity codes of communication and electronic apparatus and other items also as assigned. Complicated, but we buy what we're told to buy and the ways by which decisions as to items are made are also complicated. We brought back with us from Europe some 250 plus clocks and about 40 music boxes; only representative samples followed us to Chicago. If the Secretary of the Army will permit, I will retire voluntarily on 30 June, 1961 to my place in Hanover, Mass. I hope to find some appropriate occupation which will provide capital to buy more clocks and music boxes, but will be content to relax and enjoy the benefits of military retirement and to repair clocks for myself and perhaps for other."--G.K. Crosby, Secretary, Longwood Road, Huntington, W. Va.; H. E. Thayer, Secretary, 415 W. Jackson Road, Webster Groves 19, Mo.; M. S. Stevens, Secretary, Patent Section, Room 20B-131, M.I.T., Cambridge 39, Mass.; J. P. Eder, Secretary, 1 Lockwood Road, Riverside, Conn. '35 District Secretary, Louis W. Pflanz, Jr., (Bud) writes from the sparsely settled (by '35ers) Southwest a newsy, interesting letter which I felt you should read in its entirety. Here it is and many thanks, Bud: "In the Class Notes I receive, I note with envy that many of the old characters have children who have children, whereas all of mine are just out of or still in diapers just like the Jack Orchard stage. Being a regular army officer, and a full colonel (mostly scotch) has its ups and downs. As you know, at many military installations, government quarters are furnished. At some you live like a king while at others you live just like the folks on the wrong side of the tracks. In one house we had 18-ft. high ceilings while others were so low I could change the burned-out ceiling lights without even standing on tiptoe. (Wives like these ups and downs especially when it comes to window drapes.) I am of the opinion that most government quarters are designed, approved, and built by a special breed who hate the military! My present abode is a good example. A door bell or a door knocker or even ceiling fixtures aren't even authorized. To get in, just yell! Then again there was that 102-year-old homestead at Ft. Leavenworth that was steeped (and dipped) in tradition and short on conveniences. We could show you where Custer's spurs roweled the wooden steps, but were hard pressed to show you a bathroom possessing modern conveniences. My three children were all born at Army instillations: Nancy at Heidelberg, Germany, where we spent a four-year tour; Pamela at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, another four-year tour; David at Ft. Lewis, Wash., a two-year tour. Speaking of Ft. Lewis, if any of your lads (sic) up Tacoma 99 way see a Lakewood postal employee wearing one of our class rings, please ask him to return my family heirloom cameo ring, a Pallas Athena white head on black onyx. My wife mailed both rings to me when I was in Korea in 1958 and they never got past the local post office. I have a new class ring, so let him keep the old one. All I want is the cameo, so only punch him once in the nose....Just how does a professional communicator become the Director of Research for the Defense Atomic Support Agency's Field Command (DASA-Daysah on the Mesa)? It ain't easy. So rather than bore you, let me answer Allan Q's query as to what said duties and responsibilities are. Naturally, one cannot even do anything in thought, word, or deed without the Atomic Energy Commission, hence, we maintain close liaison with the two scientific laboratories (Los Alamos and Lawrence) and provide guidance to the AEC and its contractors to insure timely and appropriate development of the nuclear portion of weapons. To accomplish this 78 THE TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
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