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June 12, 2015

Shared Traits of L&C Grads

I just finished the great article on the Lewis & Clark alumni in Portland’s City Hall (winter 2015). A sense of humor, a talent for collaboration, and a dedication to “working toward the common good.” Those traits were highly regarded in Lewis & Clark’s education program as well.

Anne McEnerny-Ogle, M.A.T. ’76
Councilmember, City of Vancouver, Washington

Vexed by Glarum Description

I was disturbed to find Stanley Glarum described as a “funny little round fat man” (“Excerpts From the Oral History Project,” winter 2015).

I was in his choir in 1952. I remember the joy of being immersed in music under his intense gaze, caught up in his insistence on perfection.

For me, calling him a “funny little round fat man” is like describing Beethoven as a short ugly man with bad personal hygiene who, incidentally, wrote music.

Bonnie Brengelmann B.A. ’54
Seattle

About That Car…

I always enjoy reading the Chronicle from Lewis & Clark. In reviewing the winter issue, I was pleased to find coverage of the alumni oral history project, in which I participated. I would like to correct the story submitted by Janice Cox, class of 1955, who identified the ownership of the Model A (really a Model T) in the swimming pool as Miriam Holcomb’s. Also, the pool was full of water when Delta Tau Rho’s Model T was pushed into the pool by a rival fraternity. The Delt Model T was later destroyed in a barn fire.

Larry Campbell B.S. ’53
Eugene, Oregon
Member of Delta Tau Rho

I believe that car in the pool on page 25 of the winter Chronicle belonged to Delta Tau Rho fraternity, a precursor to Sigma Phi Epsilon. Another fraternity placed the car in the pool. This issue was excellent and a great read.

John Toevs B.S. ’67
Indianapolis
Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon

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