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After forcing me to a public statement it was — so it appears
to me — unsportsmanlike to kick me out of the Battalion. They
might have waited for the physical test as it turned out! As it
was when, in the Autumn of 1918, I registered, the government
official in charge told me I was not fit for active service on account
of hearing with only one ear. When my questionnaire was made
out the government official for the same reason put me in class V.
Then came the armistice.

We cannot all agree. I have no words with which to express
my regret for the war. I feel so many lives were lost unnecessarily.
I feel there has been and is terrible injustice. I am now occupied
in doing what I can for the starving German children, and for
this work I have President Harding's approval.

To return, in closing, to the subject of my classmates. Though I
differed from my friends politically it never occurred to me to sus-
pect them of betraying their country or ceasing to be the gentlemen I
had known them!

This shows, I think, why I am not filling out the enclosed blank.

I have resigned from the Harvard Musical Association and I
have joined the Harvard Liberal Club.



Born at Roxbury, Mass., Sept. 6, 1880. Parents: Charles Edward, Jeanie

(Morton) Aldrich. School: Roxbury Latin School, Boston, Mass.
Degree: A.B. 1902.

Occupation: Shoe manufacturing and sales.
Address: 183 Essex St., Boston, Mass.

'\'"OTHING of marked importance seems to have happened dur-
__^ ing the first few years after graduation, but as I look back,
the chief impression recalls a trip to the Mediterranean in 1903,
and the subsequent year or so spent in efforts to live it down in
the form of a case of genuine Egyptian malaria. A sojourn in the
"golden" atmosphere of Bretton Woods cured the malaria but killed
my pocket-book. The malaria never recurred; the pocket-book
we will not mention, for fear of appearing to evade the income tax.
Thereafter it became necessary to evolve some means of livelihood,
either honest or dishonest, and Ii chose the latter.

Surgery and Medicine had their fascination, and inclination led
in the direction of the Medical School, Fortunately for any pros-
pective patients, fate turned my course toward the world of busi-
ness, where multi-millionaires were made over night. After five
years of frenzied finance without at least five million silver im-
pressions of the head of Liberty as proof of my prowess, I real-
ized that tainted wealth was not worth its taint, and decided to
follow in the sainted footsteps of a worthy father by earning an
honest million or two in supplying sightly shoes for small shavers.
Having no infants of my own, I cannot sympathize with the youth-
ful wearers of these shoes; but would state, for the benefit of any
married friends, that I am prepared to supply them, on request,
with infants,' childrens' and misses' shoes in assorted sizes packed
in 72 or 36-pair lots. Trust the demand won't exceed the supply.

My hobbies are few, but virtuous. Ordinary cold water, either
salt or fresh, liquid or solid, has furnished a favorite recreation.
Sailing, swimming and rowing in summer and the conventional
out-door sports in winter have so far warded off a premature old
age and have off-set the softening effect of sedentary life during
the day. Moreover they have proved the value of undiluted H^O
as a beneficial tonic for those that like it.

My travels have included in addition to the Mediterranean cruise
mentioned, a visit to Western Europe, and in later years trips
south, west and north in this country, with two journeys to Cuba,
and during the intervals, a few tours on and off the water wagon.

My Civic and National service has been limited and brief. Sup-


erficial political activities as member of a Wood committee some
years ago suflSced to show that I was either too honest or too dis-
honest for high municipal politics, or for State or National aspir-
ations. Hence a laudable ambition to serve the people as their
political savior came to naught. I then turned to military service,
and joined Troop B, 1st Squadron, Cavalry. But after three years'
arduous effort as a rank private I decided that the Army could get
along without me, and retired gracefully at the end of the period of

War Service: Worked with local Red Cross unit making band-
ages, compresses, etc. Served individually and on committees in
each Liberty Loan issue. Was a member of Shoe Trades Liberty
Loan committee in Brooklyn, N. Y., worked at booth on registra-
tion day, and at Draft Board headquarters thereafter. Although
I never saw actual service, I| filed an application for a commis-
sion in the Shoe Division of Quartermasters Dept., on Nov. 1, 1918,
at 84 State St., and had passed physical and personnel require-
ments, but the application was not effective as the armistice was
declared before final action was taken.

Member: Harvard Clubs of Boston and New York; Crescent
Athletic Club of Brooklyn; Boston Shoe Trades Club.


Born at Watertown, Mass., Aug. 24, 1879. Parents: John, Anna Winter
(Page) Allyn. School: Volkmann's School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: (c. 1898-1901.)

Married: Elfrieda Valentine Macdonald, Cambridge, Mass., June 10, 1902.
Child: Phyllis, Aug. 13, 1903.

Occupation: With Allyn & Bacon, publishers of school and college text-

Addresss (home) 94 Oakland Ave., Arlington, Mass.; (business) 59 Beacon
St., Boston Mass.

SINCE leaving college I have been continually with Allyn &
Bacon, publishers of text-books for schools and colleges. I have
made several trips abroad; sometimes for business or for pleasure,
or to practice French. After prohibition goes into effect I suppose
that I| shall move over permanently with the rest of the popula-

War Service: Was an ambulance driver, overseas, August 1917-
18. Served as a candidate. Central Machine Gun Officers Training
School, Camp Hancock, Ga. Received honorable discharge in



Born at Syracuse, N.Y., May 19, 1878. Parents: Anson Earl, Jennie
Mary (McGovern) Alvord. School: High School, Ithaca, N. Y.

Degree: S.B. 1902 (1907).

Married: Mary Josephine Kearney, Windsor, Ontario, Can., Aug. 23, 1907.
Children: Earl Thomas, June 23, 1909; Philip Kearney, Oct. 1, 1913.

Occupation: Assistant to Mr. Henry Hoivard. Head of research and de-
velopment department.

Address: (home) 3270 Desoto Ave., Cleveland Heights, Ohio, (business)
1300 Guardian Bldg., Cleveland, O.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]


Born at Somerville, Mass., Oct. 21, 1880. Parents: John Lee, Emma
Florence (Soule) Ambrose. School: Somerville Latin School, Som-
erville, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; LL.B. 1905.

Married: Rebekah Nye Warren, Arlington, Mass., June 15, 1916. Chil-
dren: Olive Louise, Sept. 15, 1918; Emily Warren, Aug 4, 1920.

Occupation : Lawyer.

Address: {home) 248 Lowell St., Reading, Mass.; (business) 20 Pemberton
Sg., Boston, Mass.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

War Service: Was a member of Legal Advisory Board of
Somerville, Mass., during the war.

Member: John Abbot Lodge A. F. and A. M., Somerville, Mass.;
Somerville Royal Arch Chapter; Central Club, Somerville.


Born at Liverpool, England, Jan. 3, 1879. Parents: Frederick Jacob,
Maria Augusta (Penserot) Andres. School: Brookline High School,
Brookline, Mass.

Degree: S.B. 1902.

Married: Olga Mathilde Burkhardt, Boston, Mass., Feb. 28, 1905.

Occupation: Cotton broker.

Address: {home) 54 Bothfield Rd., Newton Centre, Mass.; {business) 20
Central St., Boston, Mass.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]



Born at Unadilla, N. F., April 28, 1879. Parents: Taylor L., Ada Frances
{Lines) Arms. School: Central High School, Binghamton, N. Y.

Degree: (c. 1898-1900.)

Married: Gertrude Salisbury Emmons, Exeter, N. H., Aug. 29, 1914.

Occupation: Life Insurance.

Address: (home) 69 Chester Road, Belmont, Mass.; (business) 1034 Old
South Bldg., Boston, Mass.

SINCE the last report I have become associated with the Equitable
Life, and have been preaching to my fellow-man, and now and
then a classmate, the desirability of having among their assets an
Equitable Life Income contract which will pay friend wife a
hundred dollar check every month as long as she lives. None of
those oil or mining certificates for her then. Sometimes a man
makes provision for larger checks. I don't turn him down on that

My hobbies are golf, fishing, especially the latter, because
the prospect can not get away from me without being drowned.
As to my travels, they have been confined largely to the State of
Massachusetts, and the means of locomotion have been two; one,
shoeleather, the other a "Rolls Royce" (note: a flivver by any other
name rolls as well, if you keep enough air in the tires). If I
run out of gas, I make up for it when I reach my destination.

My publications have been confined to one booklet or "brochure,"
(that's a good word) entitled "The Best Investment I Ever Made."
Any classmate is entitled to a copy gratis. This means Free.

The foregoing is not meant in any sense as advertising. How-
ever, if I should receive an order for a Life Income from a classmate,
I could not decline it simply because he was prompted to act after
reading these lines. Barrett is responsible for suggesting "an in-
timate account, just as if you were talking to an interested friend."

The Secretary has never been supplied with vital statistics, nor
was any response received to class circulars. Since the Fifth
Report advice has been received of Arnold's death at Corvallis, Ore.


Born at Honolulu, T. H., March 11, 1877. Parents: Alatau Tamchibulac,
Annie Elizabeth {Humble) Atkinson. School: Fort Street School,
Honolulu, T. H.


Degree: (c. 1898-1900.)

Married: Helen Gertrude Kitchen, Murray Hill, N. J., Jan. 9, 1907 (died

New York, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1917) ; Alice Makee SchuLtz, San Francisco,

Calif., Sept. 29, 1919.
Occupation: General Contractor.
Address: (home) Peninsula, Pearl City, Honolulu, T. H.; (business) Stan'

genwald Building, Honolulu, T. H.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

War Service: Before the war I was commissioned Captain,
Q.M., R.C., but was never called into active service. Was left
in charge of the construction of the dry dock at Pearl Harbor
Naval Station when Major Walter Dillingham was called into


Born at Bangor, Me., Aug. 1, 1880. Parents: Fred Wellington, Marietta
Rollins (Maine) Ayer. School: Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter,
N. H.

Degree: A.B. 1902 (1903).

Married: Eleanor Frances Butler, Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 4, 1909. Chil-
dren: Fred Wellington, Jan. 26, 1910; John Butler, Sept. 20, 1912;
Dorothy Frances, June 12, 1916; Winslow Bartlett, Oct. 31, 1920.

Occupation: Paper manufacturer.

Address: (home) 37 White St., Milton, Mass.; (business) 700 Sears Bldg.,
Boston, Mass.

HAVE had a perfectly ordinary business life. I try to get to
Canada every June for the salmon fishing, and most always
succeed in doing it.

War Service: Commissioned Major, Ordnance Department, in
December, 1917, and Lieutenant-Colonel in April, 1918, which
latter commission I held at the date of my discharge, June 1, 1919.
My entire service was in Washington, D. C, except three months'
detail in France.

Member: Harvard Tennis and Racquet Clubs, Boston; Brook-
line Country, Dedham Country & Polo, and Eastern Yacht Clubs;
Harvard Club of New York; Metropolitan Club, Washington.


Born at Acquackanonck Township, Passaic County, N. J., Oct. 6, 1881.

Parents: Morgan Willcox, Sarah Ella (Roe) Ayres. School: High

School, Montclair, N. J.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; Ph.D. 1908.


Married: Amy Wentworth Sawyer, Montclair, N. J., June 6, 1905.
Children: Ann Wentworth, May 16, 1906; Mary Willcox, Dec. 4, 1909.

Occupation: Associate professor of English, Columbia University.

Address: {home) Westport, Conn.; (business) Department of English, Co-
lumbia University, New York, N. Y.

IMMEDIATELY after graduation R. J. Buckley, '02, and I spent
a year in travel which carried us round the world. After a
brief experience in the bond business in New York I returned to
Cambridge, became assistant in English at Harvard, and at the time
of the Sexennial, in a phrase then famous, I "Completed my educa-
tion" by taking a Ph.D. Degree. Since 1908 I have been suc-
cessively lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, and associate
professor of English in Columbia University.

The leisure of a sabbatical year in 1919 gave me an opportunity
to be of some assistance to H. de W. Fuller, '98, in founding a
weekly journal, The Review, afterwards called The Weekly Re-
view, which has recently acquired and combined with the Inde-
pendent. For nearly two years I was one of the associate editors
of The Review.

In 1916 we set about finding a permanent summer home and
pitched upon a comfortable old house in the charming little New
England village of Westport, Conn., on Long Island Sound, about
forty miles from New York. Having found it we concluded that
we might as well live there the year round. I had to stand a
good deal of joking at first about my interstate commuting (though
being a professor I don't have to go to town every day), but I
observe that a good many of my colleagues have done the same
thing. In the country one can mark the lapse of years by the
growth of the trees one has planted.

Besides gardening, motoring, and an occasional game of golf
when the garden is not too exacting, my chief hobby is my work as
chairman of the local school committee. My advice to anyone who
finds life a little dull and savorless is to get himself elected to his
school board; life at once discovers a vivid and tumultuous sig-
nificance. The war inspired me with no desire, as it did so many
of my friends, to fabricate grandiose plans for the reorganization
of society and the regeneration of mankind; it brought me to feel
that the chief trouble with us was the unenlightened way in which
routine affairs in the community were handled. There seemed to
be plenty of theory; what was needed was a little practice. The
schools seemed the place for me, so I jumped in. The schools are
one of the big problems on our hands to-day. They come short
of what they might be because they lack the intelligent support of


the community, yet they are apt to go ahead with this or that with-
out turning round to see if the community is following. I have
been trying to do something to "sell" the schools to the community,
and at the same time to get the schools to adapt themselves more
closely to the needs and means of the people for whom they are
called into being. The genial "colyumist" of the Evening Post,
Christopher Morley, referred the other day to what I| had supposed
were my serious scholarly labors as my "hobbies." Perhaps he
is right. The real business of life is living. Children make up
a great part of that. Sometimes I wish I had more of them, and
there are times when I am glad I have not. Those that I have are,
so far at any rate, an enormous satisfaction to me. I have been to
Europe a couple of times, in 1907 and 1912, and plan every year
to go again. I have held no public office except that of Chairman
of the Westport school committee and of Justice of the Peace in
Fairfield County, Connecticut.

War Service: Served as chairman, Westport (Conn.) Chapter,
American Red Cross. Bore some sort of part in all drives con-
ducted in Westport. Worked for a few days as examining physi-
cian's clerk during the draft period. Enlisted in Co. M, 7th Separ-
ate Battalion, Connecticut State Guard, on April 9, 1917; was made
Corporal on Aug. 4, 1917, and Sergeant, April 4, 1918, and passed
examinations for appointment to Second Lieutenantcy on May 7,
1918. Received honorable discharge on Jan. 2, 1919. Was an in-
structor in Columbia University S.A.F.C.

Publications: The "Faerie Queene" and "Amis and Amiloun,"
Modern Language Notes. June, 1908; "Shakespeare's 'Julius
Caesar' in the Light of Some Other Version" publications of the
Modern Language Association, June, 1910; "Bibliographical Sketch
of Anglo-Saxon Literature," Lemcke and Buechner, New York,
1910; "Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice,' " Tudor Shakespeare
Macmillan, New York, 1910; "Caesar's Revenge," publication of
the Modern Language Association, XXX, 1915; "The Question of
Shakespeare's Pronunciation," in Shakespearian Studies by the De-
partment of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia
University, 1916; "The Tragedy of Hengest in 'Beowulf,' " Journal
of English and Germanic Philology, April 1917; "Theodulus" in
Scott's MIodern Philology, January, 1918; "Chauser and Seneca,"
Romanic Review, January-March, 1919; "The English Language in
America," in Cambridge History of American Literature, IV, Put-
nam, New York, 1921; "7\jiierica and the English Tradition," in
Modern Essays, selected by Christopher Morley, Harcourt Brace,
New York, 1921. Contributions to the Nation, the "Century


Dictionary," "Warner's Library of the World's Best Literature,"
and The Weekly Review, New York.

Member: Westport (Conn.) Country Club; Harvard Club of
New York; Modern Language Association of America; American
Dialect Society; College Conference in English of the Central
Atlantic States.


Born at New York, N. Y., Jan. 10, 1882. Parents: Isaac A., Fannie

{Woolf) Bach. School: College of the City of Neiv York, N. Y.
Degrees: S.B. 1902: LL.B. (Columbia) 1905.
Married: Kathleen Emma Liebmann, New York, N. Y., March 2, 1911.

Children: Emily Frances, Jan. 22, 1912; Julia Kathleen, March 28,

1913; Marjorie, Oct. 15, 1918.
Occupation : Lawyer.
Address : (home) 17 West 75th St. New York, N. Y. ; (business) 522 Fifth

Ave, Neiv York, N. Y.

AS I write my short resume of the events of the past twenty
years since college days, the flight of time seems as but the wink
of an eye, a flash of thought. World events since graduation have
piled fast, but being slow of foot and short of wind, I have not
quite kept pace. Prospects bright when I left college have dimmed
and tarnished with age. After graduation I entered the school of
Law of Columbia University, graduated in 1905, and was admitted
to the New York Bar. Since that time I| have been practicing my
profession in my native city. I live in a rut created by my sur-
roundings and the refinements of modern society. I have kept
just a little ahead of my pressing creditors, but the race is hard
and wearing. Jail has not as yet claimed me as an inmate, although
temptations to break bounds have been many.

Being gregarious by nature, I married a lovable, loyal and de-
voted wife in 1911, and have fathered a flock of daughters. Re-
luctantly I must be content to father-in-law my boys. The war
jolted me out of my rut for the time being. When the younger
men went off in uniform, I followed suit, and enlisted in a field
artillery officers' training school. My, how I worked! I learned
to drill, salute, groom and ride a horse, mount guard, fire a three
inch piece at a target, and many more things happily now forgot-
ten. Now I, am back in my rut, the husband of my wife, the father
of my children, and the hired servant of my clients who command
me. My record is tame in comparison with that of the adventurous
and more aggressive members of our class. Bright prospects


glittering in my mind's eye at graduation have been unfulfilled.
Perhaps through partial achievement they have lost their glitter.

War Service: From August, 1917, until August, 1918, served
as Government Appeal Agent, Local Board No. 38, New York City.
Enlisted on July 6, 1918; was a candidate at Seventh Training
Battery, Field Artillery Central Officers' Training School, from
Aug. 28 until Dec. 5, 1918. Commissioned Captain, Field Artil-
lery Reserve Corps. Served at Camp Zachary Taylor, and Firing
Range, West Point, Ky.

Member: Bar Association of the City of New York; New Yorl
County Lawyers Association; Harvard Club of New York City;
Harmonie Club; Hollywood Golf Club.


Born at Union Springs, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1879. Parents: Manson Franklin,
Emma Cornelia (Yawger) Backus. Schools: Seattle High School,
Seattle, Wash.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902. LL.B. {University of Washington), 1918.

Married: Edith Helen Boetzkes, Seattle, Wash.; July 26, 1906. Children:
Emma Helen, March 19, 1908; Manson Franklin, 2d, Dec. 12, 1910;
Walter Clinton, May 19, 1912; LeRoy Manson, Jr., Sept. 30, 1914.
Edith Marjorie, April 14, 1919.

Occupation: Business Property Management.

Address: 1316 Boren Ave., Seattle, Wash.

AFTER leaving College I went to work as a messenger in the
Washington National Bank of Seattle and stayed with that
institution for four years, was advanced to office of cashier at the
time this bank consolidated with the National Bank of Commerce,
in 1906, at which time, my health not being good, I quit banking
and engaged in a large stone quarry operation in connection with
the construction by the United States Government of the North
Jetty at Gray's Harbor, Wash. Before the work at Gray's Harbor
was completed I had identified myself with the development of
an irrigation project on the north-east shore of Lake Chelan, Wash.,
involving the development of approximately 7000 acres of fruit
land, and the construction of about forty miles of canals and about
fifty miles of wagon roads. After this development was for the
greater part complete I sold my interest in this enterprise and for
about a year devoted myself to the study of law, receiving the de-
gree of LL.B., from the University of Washington at Seattle.
I am a director in the National Bank of Commerce of Seattle, also
secretary and treasurer of an investment company. The Northwest-


ern Security Co.; also vice-president of the Seattle Civic Symphony
Association, which is a voluntary civic musical organization of
about eighty regular performers giving regular symphony concerts
about once a month. I maintain an office handling investments and
loans, and managing a number of downtown business properties.

In addition to my children, our music and the orchestra, my
country place, "Talofa," at Enetai on Puget Sound, and motoring,
are my hobbies. Mrs. Backus plays piano, my oldest daughter
the violin, my oldest son the violoncello, the second boy the violin,
the third boy the piano and expects to start the French horn next
year, and Ii play piano and bass viol. The baby claps and calls
for more when we play together. Since leaving College my only
travels, aside from sundry trips across the United States, have been
an extensive trip along the coast of Alaska as far west as Seldovia
on Cook's inlet some years ago, and a delightful winter spent in
Hawaii, and another spent in Southern California.

War Service: In 1918 I took an active part as Sergeant and
Company Clerk in carrying on an unofficial military training
school on the campus of the University of Washington (The non-
commissioned Officers Training School), which in the course of
about nine months turned out several thousand recruits who were
fitted on entering the service to become Corporals and Sergeants
immediately. A very large proportion of these later secured com-
missions in the regular service.

Member: The College Club of Seattle; The Seattle Golf Club;
Seattle Tennis Club; Seattle Civic Symphony Orchestra Associa-


Born at St. Albans, Vt., Nov. 15, 1877. Parents: Winfield Scott, Harriet
Sarah (Goodhue) Bailey. School: University of Vermont, Burlington,

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Estella Wright Goodspeed, St. Albans, Vt., Sept. 14, 1913.

Occupation: Literary.

Address: 164 Watchung Ave., Montclair, N. J.

DURING the first year after leaving college I was engaged in
wholesale grocery business, Chicago. Subsequently was an
editor, book publishing business. New York, and am at present
engaged in newspaper work.

War Service: Was a private in Massachusetts State Guard.



Born at Newport, R. I., Feb. 9, 1880. Parents: Amos Prescott, Ellen

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