We received far more communication on the
th-anniversary issue of
than we can
reproduce here. It’d take another whole issue of
the magazine! But here’s a sampling:
ASTPer checks in
was in the Army Specialized Training Pro-
gram at Puget Sound. After the unit was
disbanded and we were sent to Belgium and
Germany, I remained in the Army, serving
as an intelligence officer in several countries
until 1970, when I retired as a lieutenant
colonel. I then, on the recommendation of a
general of my acquaintance, was hired by the
Citizens and Southern National Bank of South
Carolina to help build a new data processing
infrastructure that would have the capacity
to grow as the bank did. I wound up working
there for 20 years. I was 88 in December, still
walk at military speed almost every day, still
drive a car, and have lived a dream life. Thank
you, Puget Sound, for contributing to that life.
James E. Hubble ’44
Elgin, S.C.
Remembering profs
n the winter
the article on Professor
Shelmidine was my favorite because I knew
him, liked him, and took two or three courses
in history from him prior to the war. My wife
and I can verify your writer’s picture of Stan
as a most generous person, since we borrowed
his Studebaker in 1950 to take our honey-
moon wedding trip to the San Juan Islands.
In general I wish to compliment you,
indeed, to congratulate you and the staff of
writers, editors, fact-checkers, and everyone
who worked on the anniversary issue of the
magazine. It’s really memorable, a kind of ref-
erence book on UPS in many ways.
Ed Hungerford ’43
Ashland, Ore.
The author was for 19 years a professor of Eng-
lish at Southern Oregon University.
ur congratulations and salutations on
a wonderful issue honoring CPS/UPS.
My wife, Ann [Albertson Deal ’61], and I
greatly appreciated the article by Mark Smith
on Dr. Lyle Shelmidine, who was responsible
for my history minor on my premed path.
On one memorable visit with Dr. Shelmidine
in his basement office he asked my political
affiliation, and I told him I was a Republican
because my father was a Republican politician
in Idaho. His response was: “If your father
had been a horse thief, would you be a horse
thief?” Those were the days.
E. Fred Deal ’61
Wenatchee, Wash.
hanks for the wonderful special issue
marking 125 years of UPS history. I espe-
cially enjoyed “Edward Howard Todd, the
Man Who Saved Puget Sound” and “My Life
as a Cold War Spy” (both by John Finney ’67).
The latter reminded me of my own semester
abroad in Austria in the fall of 1968. We made
the same side trip to Budapest with Dr. War-
ren Tomlinson as our leader—although no
film was confiscated!
Penelope Price Mathiesen ’71
Ellettsville, Ind.
in Wright Park and a march through the
streets of downtown (without the formality
of getting permits)—but Alan said the “On
Strike” banner strung across Sutton Quad was
a spontaneous thing. “It was sewn by Kappa
Kappa Gamma girls,” Alan told us. “And Dan
Clements ’71 and others in the mountaineer-
ing club scaled Howarth and McIntyre halls
from the outside
to hang it.”
More on presidents
Great job. I did have one comment: If I
remember correctly, former President Harry
S. Truman made a visit and a speech in the
gymnasium during late 1960 or early 1961. I
was in ROTC at the time, and some of us were
in attendance to help.
H.J. Banks ’65
Sacramento, Calif.
Mr. Banks is right. Harry Truman, Dwight
Eisenhower, and Richard Nixon all spoke in
the field house over the years, although Nixon
did so when he was still VP. Herbert Hoover was
scheduled to be the speaker at the field house
dedication in 1959, but he canceled at the last
minute because of illness.
nd then there was this: Soon after the
th-anniversary issue appeared we got
a note from
Hattie Lindsley ’12
who wrote
a story about her old college car for that edi-
tion. She said, “It’s a crazy coincidence, but I
saw that my article is back-to-back with the
photo of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Japanese-
American students. Mrs. Roosevelt was my
great-great-grandmother; Eleanor and FDR
were my father’s mother’s grandparents.”
The story behind the picture
e got a very informative call from
Alan Kiest ’70
who was editor of
The Trail
during the ’69–’70 school year. He
gave us a bunch of information for the record
on Tacoma happenings during the national
student strike that took place in May 1970,
after four VietnamWar protesters were killed
by National Guardsmen at Kent State Uni-
versity. Alan especially wanted to relate the
story behind the photo you see here, which
we printed in the timeline section of the
th-anniversary issue. A leadership group
of students and faculty from Puget Sound
planned most of the events that day—a rally
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