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Kemper Hall
Alumnae Messenger
75th Anniversary Edition April 1945


JEAN ERSKINE '36 to Lt. William Clinton Harris, Jr., USNR.
SUE LONG '42 to Donald Gemmell.
JEAN TROWBRIDGE ex '42 to Charles D. Morrow. brother of Martha '38.


MARY DONALDSON ex '41 to Captain Milton E. Smith, Jr., summer 1944.
NANCY NASH '40 to Francis R. Lindstrom, January 1, 1945. Francis is an artist, winner of first prize in the May Show, one of the largest water color shows in America. A four-year old daughter, Patricia Ann, came with the marriage.
NANCY BELLACK '41 to Edward Hollis Keator, Jr., at St. Mark's Church, Milwaukee, January 10.
MURIEL MIXER ex '41 to Lt. Burton F. Bierbach, February 10.
DAYNE GALLUP '40 to Ensign George Edward Hill, USNR, February 14.
CHARLOTTE PEIRCE '33 to Lt. Daniel Weston Zahn, Army "Medical Corps. February 20, Christ, Church Cathedral, St. Louis. AGNES was her attendant. Nliss Wack went down for the wedding.
LUCY ANN LYTTON to Sgt. Lloyd Richard Casey, in February, St. Marks Church, Evanston.
MARY BEACH '38 to Hugh Nornian Bennett, Army Specialized Training Corps, March 10, St. Bartholomew's Church, New York City. KATHERINE was one of the attendants.
PRISCILLA WHITE '37 to James Ashton Graham
PRISCILLA EATON '42 to Ensign George Washington Murphy, USNR, April 7, Georgetown, D.C.
ELLEN RODDIS '41 to Glenn N. Lempereur, March 9


Deborah Stratton, to Louise STRATTON DUERR, December 15, 1943
David Lawrence, to Rosemary MASON HOUGHTON, '42, June 16, 1944
Candace Ann, to Marjorie Lee GRAVER '38, August 18, 1944
Mary Melisse, to Mary Lou KALTENBACK DE VORE '31, December 14, 1944
Twin boys, Robert Elliott and John Randall to Jean ELLIOTT BURR '38, December 17, 1944
Roger Currie, to Elizabeth DE MUTH SCHMUCK '39, December 18, 1944
Ellen Mary, to the Reverend and Mrs. Ralph DILLE, December 22, 1944
Conner, to Jean CONNER EVANS, '41, December 23, 1944
A daughter, to Betty MOORE WEYLAND, '38, December 30, 1944
Carol, to Georgia GREINER ALBRITTON, '42, February 2, 1945. Mal got his commission as second Lieutenant the day before and came home to meet his little daughter.
Wesley Eakin III, to Frances TERRELL WHELESS '31, February 12, 1945. Major Terrell went overseas just before Christmas in an anti-tank battalion. 10th Mountain Infantry Division
Arthur King Jr., to Sally WHITAKER PETERS ex '42. February 13, 1945
Jill Suzanne to Jennie JONES COHN '39, February 1945.
Kurt Frederick to Elizabeth JOSLIN FISCHER. March 13


Phyllis Dale Cox ex '26, December 11, 1942.
Trudie Wilson Grant '77.
Margaret Hodges Scott '00-'01, July 1944
Dorothy Goodrow Price ex '11, Fall 1944.
Carrie Brownell Averill ex '00, February 4, 1945.
Harriet Bain ex '84, March 1, 1945. Her name is in one of the earliest bulletins of the school. An artist of ability, for several years she taught painting at Kemper Hall. Throughout her long life, she was a devoted alumna of the school.
Mrs. Florence I. J. Bradley, former floor mother, November, 1944.


Harriet Ferry Appleton '93, in the death of her husband, January 10, 1945.
Caroline Averill Rose '21, Beth Averill Jackson '27, Polly Averill '25 and Emma in the death of their mother, and also in the death of their brother, Ned.
Katharine Dryden '42, in the death of her brother, Jack, killed in action.
Dorothy Bergamini '40, in the death of her brother, Jack, at Guam, July 1944.
Elizabeth, Fowler Peterson '32, in the death of her father, November 5, 1944.
Gertrude Goodrow Judd ex '94, in the death of her sister.
Francis Bain Kimball '94 and Helen Bain McDowell '82, in the death of their sister.
Dorothy Redfield Kincaid in the death of her mother, February 1945.
Carol Elliott Lott ex '38, in the death of her husband, killed at Metz, November 12, 1944.
Grace Dale Magoffin ex '24 and Marian Dale Roper ex '28, in the, death of their sister.
Mary Foster Manierre, in the death of her husband, January 1945.
Jean Hamilton Mason ex '20, in the death of her husband, and Rosemary Mason Houghton '42, in the death of her father.
Helene Meckstroth Peterson ex '18, in the death of her father.
Rebecca Sturtevant Wolter '39, in the death of her husband, killed in action.
Mary Donaldson Smith ex '42, in the death of her husband, killed in action Feb. 26.
Dorothy Candee Barker '14, in the, death of her son, killed in action.


LORNA HADLOCK '41 who has a government job in Washington, writes of seeing Fraulein Trost and Pris Eaton '42.
BETTY LINDSAY HAFER '32 expects to join her husband, who is with the American Embassy in Paris, in June.
LOUISE HAHN '28 is now a Lt. (j.g) in the WAVES.
SUE CUSHING HOPPER ex '19 is living at St. John's Newfoundland, where her husband is Consul General at the American Embassy.
BETTY HYDE ex '30 is a WAC, and last we heard was in the Motor Transport division at Daytona Beach.
ELSE JENSEN '38 left Washington by plane March 23, for a government assignment in Cairo, Egypt. Address: Foreign Service, Clerk, 3, American Legation, Cairo, Egypt.
BARBARA JOHNSON '38 is with the State Department, in Italy. Address: AFGQ-AMPO-LAD, APO 512, c/o Postmaster, New York.
GLORIA MACDONALD ex '43 is a WAC, with an APO address, San Francisco.
ALICE MARSHALL ex '37, is staff assistant. Red Cross Club, somewhere in England.
PEGGY RENAULT '38 says she has had several patients from Kenosha. Her letters are tantalizingly uninformative, but she does seem to have managed a trip to Edinburgh and Glasgow, and several to London.
FRANCES WILLIS '16 is Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State, in Washington.
Corporal MARY JACQUELINE WILLIS '39 has already been in a major engagement, "The Battle of the Bugs". "They come in onslaughts of divisions and the New Jersey Brand you read about are only national guardists compared to ours." And if you feeI resentful at having to surrender your reservation to the army, let Jackie tell you about the troop train that transported her to Wilmington. "Keep the MESSENGERS coming." says Jackie.

Portrait and Biography of EDITH BROWN CAVANAGH '98 [1898]
Alumnae Messenger, April 1945, p. 5

Class News
Alumnae Messenger, April 1945

THE 1880's
Congratulations to the two graduates of the longest standing-Helen Bain McDowell and Amy Field Barnes '82 . . . Martha: Burleson Wintermute '84 has several things in common with, Great-Aunt Kemper: she's "a great-aunt, a bit hard of hearing, albeit pretty spry." But she is ahead of her, in age, for this May will mark her 82nd birthday. She claims to have arrived at Kemper Hall before the Sisters-a few hours earlier! . . . Belle, Capron, Glenn '84 is hoping to be here for the Seventy-fifth Anniversary Commencement . . . "I am looking forward to being present at the, Seventy-fifth Anniversary," writes Emma Edwards Collingwood '87. "Eight years will have passed since my last visit to Kemper Hall, 'when I kept my Golden Jubilee, the only member of our class, 1887, present."

THE 1890's
Lucia Kemper Durand '91 writes: "I was much entertained by my class picture in the Journal (Milwaukee) and sent a copy to Frances Bartlett Ansley. She visited me for a few days last fall and I had a small Kemper Hall luncheon for her, including Bessie Mason, who came up, for the day." Mrs. Durand's daughter, Lucia, wife of Donald M. Wright, Director and Financial Secretary for all the Church work in our colleges and universities, is herself a great churchworker . . . Emma Grant Runnalls ex '92 reminds us that she was the third of four Grant sisters to come to Kemper Hall together in 1889. Florence's son, Lt. Comdr. Claudius Pendill, is the husband of Gertrude Wollaeger '16. Helen's '89 son, Edward Sparrow, was living in Paris at the outbreak of the war, and carried on work for the children of France under the Red Cross in Vichy France. When that was taken, he was "dctained" at Baden-Baden until a short time ago when he was returned to this country on the Gripsholm. Virginia Grant Barnes '99 has three sons and two grandchildren. She has been spending the winter in Mexico with Mabel Kilbourne W~'aters '99. Emma's hushand is rector of Calvary Church, Syracuse' and she has four sons, Grant Noble, a chap. lain in the Pacific (in peace times, chaplain of Williams College) ; Laurence, a Latin Master at Groton; Nathanael, in business; and Major John Runnalls, who graduated from Yale in '37, and after three Years at Yale-in-China, enlisted in the M.T.S. special branch in Washington . . . From Florence Gibbs Keenan '93: "The November MESSENGER With its amusing letter from "Great-Aunt Kemper," and the beautiful appreciation of Adelaide Crapsey with her portrait and some cinquains was especially good. If the dear school is still teaching its girls to be "gentle and reverent and scholarly" along with modern training., it is doing great service in a world too flippant, gra s ping. and superficial. The "whatsoever" things of St. Paul are too precious to lose." . . . ,Adelia Dwelle Coe '93 writes of spending several days with Marjorie Howarth ex '10. . . Sophia Kemper Best's '94 daughter, Mar- garethe Best Jackson. is living in Bishop Kemper's old home at Nashotah ... Kay Francis comes rightly by her histrionic talent, for we read in old Kodaks of her mother's abil- ity in dramatics. One of the "Personals" in the May 1898 issue is: "Miss Katherine Franks '94. who has been studying elocution during the winter at the Chicago Conservatory, gave a very successful reading at Elgin, Illinois, on April 10." . . . We quote from a letter from Bessie Norcross Mason '94 in the ALUMNAE MESSENGER, 1932: "First I must tell you that we have a brand new grandchild - another little girl, called Cynthia. She is five, weeks old, and her grown-up sister, who is just twenty-tbree months old, Miss Phoebe Ann Mason, looks almost ready for Kemper Hall. You see, I could not have any daughters of my own to send to you, but I am doing well in granddaughters, and who knows but I may have enough to say about them so that they can go to Kemper Hall.," And she did! Phoebe is one of Kemper Hall's forty-three juniors, and Cynthia is a freshman. Elizabeth, her namesake granddaughter, is still to come. "I am so proud and happy to think I have lived long enough to see this come to pass., writes Bessie ... The article in the last MESSENGER about Adelaide Crapsey brought us word from a classmate of hers, Emily St. John Crockett, ex "97. A poet, teacher, and critic, she leads groups for appreciation of poetry and the study of technique.

THE, 1900's
"When the war is over,"' writes Edna Farr Marx ex '00, "1 hope to be able to return for a visit."' Her son, Lt. William Marx, pilot on a B 29, is stationed in the Marianas. Irene Farr Galer ex 10 has two sons in the navy . . . Memories of her own school days were recalled to Frances Heyer McCutchon ex '04 by the picture of the senior serenade in the last MESSENGER: "I remembered the end of Jennie Wollaeger's ('02) serenade:
'If weddings happen in your family
At a certain rate per year,
How many years before it's your turn,
Tell us, Jennie dear?'
I can remember the noise and din that wakened us, and Lois Hamline bringing in the ice cream and cake afterwards-and it doesn't seem so long ago, either. And now I have two little granddaughters!" . - - Katharine Sneve `08, director of the Altar Guild of St. James-by-the-Sea, LaJolla, says her training in the Altar Guild at Kemper Hall has fitted her for the work, which she loves . . . "I read My MESSENGER with the greatest interest, " writes Marguerite Morton Robinson '08. Marguerite's son, Bill, who has been doing scientific work for the navy under the auspices of the University of California, expects to enlist in the Army Air Force, where he will associate himself with one of theArmy Aircraft Analysis groups as a communications expert . . . Josephine Johnson Hall's '09 husband is back in this country, recovering from a knee injury incurred in Normandy in July. She tells us that Margaret Richards Fish '04 and Juliet Richards McMahon '03 are living in Washington. Margaret's husband is, now a General. Margaret and Josephine are on the, All Hallows Guild of the Washington Cathedral, which has the responsibility of looking after the beautiful Cathedral garden.

THE 1910's
"I am excited over the prospect of the Seventy-fifth Anniversary and simply LONG to be there, for Founders' Day," write Millicent Taylor '10 . . . ADVANCE, the publication of the, Diocese of Chicago, carried in its Dec. 1944 issue an article, Women! Know, Your Church, by Letitia Fyffe Merrill '10, Educational Committee Chairman of the Diocesan Woman's Auxiliary. In the February, 1945, issue, under the caption, Reader Praises Chicago Auxiliary, Jessica Sherman '96, writes from Milwaukee commending it and asking for reprints. Letitia outlined a number of ways in which parish auxiliaries could help the women to "keep their minds in the knowledge and love of God." . . . Louise Griffln Schwellenbach, '10 has three sons in service. Captain Tom, who has fifteen air clusters to his medals, pilots a P 47, flying between England and France; Charles is training for a Combat Pilot; Johns, who was a year in the Solomons, is now back in the Pacific on an Aircraft tender. A little granddaughter, Pamela, age one, is a future Kemperite . . . Dr. Irene Putnam, p,.g. '10, has a government position on an Indian Reservation at Nixon, Nevada . . . Gladys Anderson ReQua '12, was recently re-elected President of the, St. Frances Guild of St. Mary's Home, Chicago . . . Irene, Rogers Beasley '12 is very active in church affairs in Memphis . . . Jean Faricy, younger daughter of Norma Hauser Faricy '13, graduated from, Vassar in December and is now serving as, liaison officer between the Vassar Alumnae Association and prospective students. When she came to Kemper Hall in that capacity recently, Norma accompanied her . . . Mary Cleland Black ex '13 has become a Life Member of the Alumnae Association . . . Eunice Spicer Lathan ex '14 is enthusiastic about the MESSENGER and enjoys reading it even though she does not know many of the girls mentioned . . . Christmas card from the Pendill's-1944: "Daddy still is overseas;
Mother to the homestead cleaves;
Ginger' s off to join the Waves;
Patsy Vassar's studies braves;
Grant's a prep school 'football man';
Gretchen helps with every plan.
We join together and wish you cheer,
A Merry Christmas
A Peaceful New Year."
That tells the story, except that Lt. Comdr. Claude Pendill has been cited by Admiral Stark for his job on D-Day . . . Annabel Wallace Bissinger's '18 two boys are almost young men,-Wally, 16 and John, 12. Wally is a friend of Barry Breakey, whose sister is a freshman at Kemper Hall this year. "I have wished so many times that I could some day go back to Carol Service. That is one, of the things that I shall never forget about Kemper Hall." . . . Martha Shaw Perry ex '18 recently inquired about the school for her daughters, but the distance was too great. She lives in Sierra Madre, California.

THE 1920's
Mary Joyner '21 had lunch in Memphis with Juliet Metcalf Smithwick and Carolyn Mitchell Oursler, her classmates. And at the Diocesan convention she, saw Mary Elizabeth Wisner Sanford '23, whose husband is a prominent physician in Memphis . . . Caroline Averill Rose '21 writes that Bishop Armitage's black cape comes to tea at her house every week-on the shoulders of his great-grandson,.now the Reverend Robert Whitman . . . Harriet Blair Forsythe '22 says that Emmy would have been at Kemper this year if we had been able to take more juniors. Ann and Peggy will be with us in their sophomore year-1946 . . . Nancy Lou, daughter of Florence Wanless Parliament '22 is a junior at Kemper Hall ... Kathleen Cone ex '22 is an instructor in Recent History and Journalism in the Huron, South Dakota, High School . . . Kit Seeber Douglass's '23 son is an acolyte at Trinity Church, Houghton . . . After living for nearly two years in San Diego, Marion Niederman O'Dwyer '24 and three-year old Henry have returned to their home in Westport, Conn. . . . Polly Averill '25 is President of the Auxiliary Guild at the Cathedral in Phoenix, and runs the Vacation Bible School in the summer ... Helen Brewerton Roys ex '25 has moved to Scarsdale, N. Y. . . . From the New York Times Book Section, January 7, 1945: New York Murders, by Angelica Gibbs, Baynard Kendrick, Edward D. Ridin, Kurt Steel, Lawrence Treat -in which little-known New York murders are recounted. All the contributors are professionals well known in the mystery-story and true-crime reporting fields. They write competently -and well." Angelica's '26 literary talents are no surprise to her contemporaries at Kemper Hall.

ALL 27's HERE!
Since her marriage in 1930, Aurelia Scull Behr has lived in seven different New England cities and in London. Now she's settled in Ardmore, Pa., and hopes classmates or other alumnae passing through Philadelphia will give her a ring (Ardmore 1662). She has two sons, ages ten and three . . . Betty Sedgwick Shotton's husband has gone overseas, and she is back in Lake Bluff. Sweetie McConnell Glass says Ruth Griswold Lapp hopes to get back for Alumnae Day. Her home is in LeRoy, N. Y. . . . Mardy Hubbell Collins is a pledge to Beta Sigma Phi, a national organization for the study of cultural things and for the broadening of one's group of friends. She wonders if there are any other Beta Sigma Phi members among the Kemper Hall alumnae. She writes, "The girls, Monica and Megan, keep keep me hopping. Tom broadcasts every week as Narrator for the Merchant Marine show out of Catalina, We Deliver the, Goods. You can hear it Sunday nights over the Columbia Network. He also played the part of Allan-a-Dale on the records of Robin Hood with Basil Rathbone, soon to be released as an album. That's all-and best wishes to everyone back there." . . . Betty Wilkinson Blankenburg is living in New Albany, Ind., right in the Louisville flood region. Betty, whose husband is with du Pont, has done Red Cross and Gray Lady Work; in fact, she organized and helped train the first group of Gray Ladies in Richland, Washington, when they were living there.

Jean Stratton '28 is manager of the Commercial Department in her father's law Office, where all in a day she is required to fill the roles of Dorothy Dix, Mr. Anthony, and Shylock. She and Louise Stratton Duerr are living together in St. Joe. Louise has a little daughter, Deborah, born over a year ago. Lt. Duerr is training in Communications at Harvard.

THE 1930's
Mary Catherine Jack Baker '30 writes that Anne is now six, and minus teeth, while Michael is a husky boy of three . . . Margaret Simpson Pascoe '31 has been living in California since her marriage. She spent a weekend with Ruth, Talcott Arendt '31 and her husband and little son in San Mateo ... Lorraine, five year old daughter of Florence Keniston Lawrence '31 is learning to sew and knit, and helps take care of baby Martha. She can even dry dishes and clean with the Electrolux. Martha Keniston Studley's '31 husband is overseas, . . . Mary Cover Mathis '31 sends a Hello to everyone, and hopes there can be a big reunion next year, husbands and all. Mary, Jr., is now five, and Jacqueline three . . . Betsey Nevitt Warner '32 and her family have bought a house, in Eltinville, Staten Island, where, with the house right on the ocean, it seems as if they were on a perpetual vacation ... Nancy Kidd Kennedy '32 has moved about so much that small Jimmy asked "Where will we live now?" Jimmy was a shepherd in the Sunday School pageant at Christmas . . . Bernice Dierssen McDowell's '32 husband has left the New Yorker to do free lance writing. Keith is now four and Abby a candidate for Kemper Hall in about 1955. Besides Keith, the Dierssens will be furnishing other young men escorts for Kemper Hall lassies some years hence, for there, are, Bruce, age three, son of Fernella Dierssen McCallum '33, John Stephen, three plus, son of Katherine Dierssen Shelley '30, and Douglas and Donald, three and two, sons of Ethel . . . Dorothy Barker '33 is secretary to the Registrar at Tulane University. "Always glad to receive, the MESSENGER," says Dorothy. "It seems the only way we can keep, up with people these days."

ALL '34's
Pat Davis Bethke has been living in Virginia since her Major husband was transferred back to Washington . . . "School sounds more wonderful with the arrival of each alumnae news. Nothing could surpass 1928 to 1934 for me though!" So writes Barbara Spencer Beekman,. Richie is five now, and sings in the Sunday School choir, on the basis of his good intentions rather than his musical ability. Gretchen, not yet two, is noisier than two of Richie, and is to be, sent to Kemper Hall to be quieted down! . . . Jessie Dernehl Palmer like many others, has spent most, of the last two years changing her address, which, with an eighteen months old baby, isn't an ideal procedure. "It is a happy day indeed,"' she, says, "when the MESSENGER arrives. I'd like to hear more about the Class of 1934.

Nancy Averill Pearse's '35 husband is at Tarawa doing cryptography for the army. Wendy is two, and David about six months old. She writes, "I think it is wonderful that you keep up, the MESSENGER as you do - know it is, greatly appreciated these days 1, for one, thank you very much." . . . Deborah Childs Brown '35 does Grey-Lady work in an army general hospital, where they have men from all theaters of war. And she takes piano lessons for recreation. "One thing I can do with small fry around," says she . . . Mary Newcomb '37 is teaching first grade in Ann Arbor . . . Bojan Hamlin Jennings '37, instructor in chemistry at Wheaton College, is seeking a solution for the ortho effect in physical organic chemistry. "In her littered cubbyhole on the third floor of the Science Building, Mrs. Jennings, surrounded by flasks of crystals and by test tubes and bubbling fluids, is nearing the end cf a svnthesis which may afford the answer to her problem."-(College publication).

1939's ONLY
Charlotte Cleary Hutchens and small Holly are living in Milwaukee. Her husband, on leave recently from the South Pacific, enjoyed making the acquaintance of his two-and-a-half year old daughter. . . . Gretchen Dittmer is studying voice and ballet in Chicago . . . Charles Packer, to whom Virginia Whittemore is engaged, is a young man she met at one of the Kemper Hall functions, He's in the Army Air Force, stationed at Bolling Field . . . Mary Elizabeth Thomas, daughter of Winnie Webster Thomas, was, a year old in December, and is getting impatient to come to Kemper Hall. Bobby Kidd, son of Mary Lou Poindexter Kidd, will be eligible for Kemperite's calling list in about 1960! "I would love to hear from any of the, girls," writes his mother . . . Jane Schach is ticket agent for eight commercial airlines at the Chicago Municipal Airport-helps to keep them flying for Victory.

Gertrude Allen Waring's husband has gone overseas and she is back in Kenosha . . . Likewise, Kate Winkler Abbott is back in Milwaukee, waiting for Scott's return . . ., Marjorie Brand is doing graduate work in the School of Social Work, University of Michigan, Detroit. She has a fellowship, through the Children's Center, so she works part time and goes to school part time . . . Genesse Garb Levin brought Nan in one morning to look over her future school. Nan is a charming young lady with curls and a bewitching smile. She, will be two next November Jo Ovitz is working in the laboratory of a Chicago Hospital . . . Patty Smiley Nelson has spent her time between Texas and California, due to the uncertain plans of military authorities ... Barbara Rossberg has a position at the Crofton Studios, Chicago . . . Bette Stubbs Jackson is living with her parents in Denver while her husband is overseas. She promises to visit Kemper when she comes to Chicago in the spring ... Bianca Heald Thorpe is studying music at the American Conservatory, Chicago . . . Elizabeth Smith expects to go into Occupational Therapy after her graduation from Carleton in June ... Pat Martin is doing Scout work in Fort Worth, having graduated from Antioch College last June. . . . Lois Conforti Kelly is in Walla Walla, Washington, her husband being in the medical corps at the McCaw General Hospital.

Sue Barret Cunningham, whose, husband is assistant engineer on adestroyer escort, has a position with the Racine County Welfare Department . . . Beth Berry, in her senior year at Rockford, is still headed toward medicine as her final goal. She is majoring in Science Divisional, the college's first all-science major. She has resumed her music, and will play the Grieg Sonata in E minor at her recital in the spring. She writes, "I meet people all over who know Kemper and its good work-and I'm afraid that my Rockford colleagues have given up, arguing with me on the respective merits of high schools!" . . . Sally Bokum Grant, in Chicago recently, introduced her Ensign husband to the Mother via telephone. She wants to know about Bucky, Carol Reed, Dixie and Barbara Brand . . . Well, Sally, Barbara and her husband were expecting to spend Christmas in Detroit. And Bucky was here for Bethlehem, looking gay and carefree in spite of her maternal responsibilities ... Jean Connor Evans writes, "I take up my pen between a laundry of 'four-cournered trousers' and a two-o'clock bottle-only hope the babe holds out 'til then. We. did have quite a Christmas holiday with, the arrival of our bouncing boy, Connor. I am sorry he can't be recruited for a future Kemper Roll Call, but possibly we, can get him down there on Sunday afternoons! Who knows!" . . . Jody Crowe says she is, coming for Founders' Day . . . From Mary Ferguson Schlueter: "Before, we know it, Nancy Booth, McLane, and I will be foolish mothers watching our daughters just about breaking their necks high-jumping on Field Day or tripping the light fantastic at a dance recital. Gay and Penny should be in about the class of 1961. Too bad Connie had a boy. She won't be able to join the clan." . . . Louise Haessler attended Katherine Gibbs in Chicago for awhile, and is now Father Day's secretary. She says she has two K. H. prospects among the nine-year olds in her Sunday School Class . . . Lois Rath, man Fonda hopes to have her degree from Hunter College by summer. In addition, she is studying voice, and doing all the marketing, cooking, and housework incident to married life! She wishes there were a Kemper Hall alumnae group in New York. Lois's sister, Robyn, is a junior at Kemper this year. . . . Pat Winter Tilney, is doing Red Cross work, selling bonds, and working part-time in a newspaper office. "I'm afraid Miss Chandler's domestic science has been sadly lost in the shuffle. The only things I remember are the reciines for, cream sauce and Parker House rolls." Poor Major Tilney! ... Dania Merrill received her B. A. degree from the University of Chicago, March 23.

Betty John has been doing Nurse Aide work at the Petoskey Hospital but hopes to enter St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing, Chicago . . . Rosemary Mason Houghton and David have returned to Moclips, Washington, after a visit with her mother in Milwaukee . . . Mary Margaret Topping had one of' her madrigals performed at a college (Connecticut) music club meeting. Last year one of her Christmas carols was sung ... Mary Claire Van Hagen Aller expects to be back in Barrington in May . . . Janet Walton is in Tucson, Arizona, recovering from a serious illness. She'd love to hear from friends and classmates.

As treasurer of a speech and dramatics fraternity at the University of Arizona, Gertrude Kraft relies on her Kemper training for money-raising methods, and in her writing, for Kemper-learned synonyms ... Marise Berquist and Mary Lou Mitchell often sit down at Purdue- and talk about Kemper ... Sally Carey and Peggy Thomas are on the vestry at St. Francis House, Madison . . . Marion Colman is at the University of Minnesota . . . Marion Gardner is Alpha Chi Omega, not Chi Omega, as reported in the last MESSENGER. She and Marcia spent Christmas at Kemper Hall . . . From Barbara Hefty: "Most of the Kemperites who are at Wisconsin belong to Delta Gamma, so we see a lot of each other. We. all usually sleep up at the house week-ends, and you can find us at almost any hour of the night, huddled in the corner of someone's room laughing about the good-old Kemper days. The, other girls can't understand why wel never run out of' laughs, but we have, stories all our own which no one but a Kemperite could possibly appreciate." Barbara has been doing Nurse Aide work . . . Kathie Russell thinks Hollins is a great deal like Kemper in atmosphere, with its many significant traditions.

Marjorie Harris's father has taken a parish in Houston, Texas, but she is continuing her training at St. Luke's, Racine, and goes swimming every week at DeKoven Foundation ... Millicent Maxwell and Betty Fraker spent a day in Providence with Mrs. Ruby. "She is as sweet and nice as ever and is at a lovely school, but we all decided that it doesn't, hold a candle to Kemper," says Millicent . . . Mary Moore and her room-mate live in a grand threeroom suite at Vassar, but even at that, Mary misses Denny and their crazy octagonal win. dow on the senior annex . . . Sue Peirsol is in the school of architecture and design at Ann Arbor, with classes from eight to five. She says Doug is crazy about Vanderbilt ... Shirley Tarbox ex '46 at Kent Day School, Denver finds, in her memories of the lake a never-ending source of inspiration for English themes . . . Georgann Hendrick ex '51, now living in Estes Park, Colorado, sends her alumnae dues, and says, "I miss all the Sisters and girls and floormothers lots. I guess you don't realize what you have got until you don't have it any more."'

News from the Philippines
Alumnae Messenger, April 1945

With the re-taking of Manila has come word of the safety of our Sisters and other friends in the Philippines. The last word from the Sisters as we, go to press is a cable dated March 18: "All three, together in camp and hope, to come home, soon. Getting clothes from Red Cross. Easter Greetings to all. Love. (signed) Sister Columba."

The New Yorker (March 3, 1945) carried an article by Robert Shaplen on The Freeing of Bilibid. We quote: "One, American Miss Nellie McKim, an Episcopal missionary, was born in Osaka and speaks fluent Japanese. She had acted as interpreter for the internees and it was through her that, in Baguio, they had enjoyed concessions that they would otherwise have not had. 'It was the old story,' Miss McKim said. 'If you could speak to the guards in their own Ianguage, you got extra food and less regimentation.' One of the obvious questions that came up, during our discussion of life at Baguio was about segregation of the sexes. Miss McKim said that the Japanese had issued an order that no male and female prisoners were to be left alone together at any time, not even married couples. 'Here again,' Miss McKim said, with a smile, 'it was a great help, to be able to reason with the guards, in their own language."" (Classmates of Nellie '07 and Bessie '02, will remember their reputation as Japanese linquists. The Kodak for 1905 has this item: "In Tokyo, at a recent examination of foreigners in the Japanese language, Miss Bessie McKim passed with the highest standing on record.")

Mr. Bergamini, widely known church architect, and father of Dorothy '40, lost at Bilibid prison the, plans and blue prints for the Central China College at Wuchang, on which he had been working for two years.

In the Kemper Hall chapel, on February 11, a Mass of thanksgiving was offered for the liberation of the internees and prisoners of war in the Philippines.

Alumnae Messenger, April 1945

Early in February Miss Arnott left to take up her duties as rural worker in the Diocese of Central New York. Walking the Vermont trail has nothing on her present hikes, for, unable to get a car, she goes on foot to most of her stahons. Miss Clarissa, Sheppard, a Newfoundland friend, came to mother the seniors after Miss Arnott relinquished her temporary job.

From Stuart Hall in Virginia, Miss Balluff writes: "It is grand to hear that you are bursting at the seams- Although I have not been at Kemper Hall for ten years, I remember with affection every detail of our life there-Alice Johnson prepares our students for college in the same enthusiastic manner which endeared her to her English classes of Kemper Hall."

From Mrs. Meredith-Jones (Miss Humphrys) : "I sat down one evening a week before Christmas to send you a line, and a snap which our Daddy took of us one Sunday. Then I thought, 'I'll just read the ALUMNAE MESSENGER first,' which I did, from start to finish, and with great interest and admiration for its amusing form, particularly the Classified Advertising section. Certainly no one who has ever been at Kemper, in whatever capacity, can think of it without a warm glow of affection and the desire to pop in again one day and renew old friendships--and incidentally show off the children." Enclosed was a charming picture of little Ann and her mother. Besides a 90-hour week of domestic duties, Mrs. Meredith-Jones, is Education Chairman of a women's organization.

Mrs. Willibrand (Miss Stimpert) says her husband has written two papers on Werfel, which will be published in the spring.

Father Wolcott writes that Cocky was confirmed in March. If any alumna wanders into the Siuslaw National Forest next summer, she may recognize, in the firewatcher at one of the stations our respected Father, for that is how he plans to spend his vacation. "Anne is a wonderful cook," writes Father, "but we all miss Sister Mary Wilhelmina and the Kemper Hall kitchen experts."

Miss Tesar, in far-away Istanbul, sends greetings to all who knew her, and especially to the Class of 1944. The MESSENGER, reaching her some months after it was mailed, answered many of her "wonderings" but did not tell if Joey Smith had been excused from freshman English, or what French she and Sally Carey are doing at Wisconsin. "Nancy Luce must have been a lovely Founders' Day Queen. And I should like to add my congratulations to Marcia Taff for her new scholarship at Bryn Mawr. I should also like to have been there when Mary Moore was awarded the Saint Mary Cross to congratulate her." The Kenosha Little Theatre bulletin says Miss Tesar recently appeared in "The Man Who Came to Dinner," adding "For turkey-no doubt!"

Mary Grasser, whose recollections of Kemper Hall date back fifty-four years, recalls the days of alcoves, and of Happy Hall with. its picture which read on one side "Happy Hall" and on the, other "Kiss and Be Friends." If the little children were all friends, the "Happy Hall" side was out; if they had quarreled, the "Kiss and Be Friends" side was out, and so remained until all were friends again!


Mary Carey '42, is one of the two senior students at Beloit College elected to Phi Beta Kappa this spring. Mary, who will get her degree in June, having completed her college work in three years, is President of the Independent Students Association, a member of the Senior Bench, and a member of the church and college choirs.

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