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Photographs from Princeton past and what our readers have to say about them.

From the 7/3/02 PAW: Ten years ago, the men's lacrosse team beat Syracuse 10-9 to claim its first national championship since 1953. The men fell just short of a replay — what would have been the team's seventh title in the intervening decade — this year, losing to Syracuse 13-12, but their female counterparts kept tradition alive, beating Georgetown 12-7 to earn their second NCAA title.  
From the 6/6/02 PAW: Put up yer dukes! These pugilists are truly in fighting trim — but are they taking part in gym class of training for Cane Spree? Who can tell us who these sparring partners are?  
From the 5/15/02 PAW: We're not sure that these fellows were celebrating Reunions, but they certianly were celebrating. The photo is identified as "East College party," and an arrow pointing to the lad on the far right describes him as "Birch ’98." Can any of our readers fill in the details?  

From the 4/24/02 PAW: The scene feels so familiar — lounging after dinner before heading off to study,
perhaps? Who are these cool cats, and where are they

Bob Frye '53: The cats are without doubt procrastinating at Dial Lodge, and the cat in the right foreground has to be Tip Larkin '53. The year must have been 1952 or ’53. I don't know the others in the picture, nor the source of the picture. I do know that my wife was the one in our household who spotted it and called it to my attention. Thanks for provoking a communication from me, the first in who-knows-how-long.
Christine Irby Williams w’71: As I paused to peruse the April 24 PAW, the From the Archives photo caught my eye. The young man in the single chair on the left could well be my late husband, John E. Irby III '71, at Tower Club, where he was a member (and where it's my understanding that he spent more time at ping-pong and other recreational activities than at reading). I don't recognize any of the others. 
While I'm not certain that it is John, it is makes me chuckle to be reminded of those "crew cut" days, which yielded after his sophomore year to much longer locks. The picture must have been taken in sometime between Fall '67 and Spring '69. We were high school sweethearts who were parted for a season when he left the Atlanta area to go to Princeton — thanks to Murray Peyton ’57, who saw a tribute to John's high school accomplishments in The Atlanta Journal and insisted that he apply, even though John was determined to go to Rice or Furman to pursue his interest in physics.  I followed him to New Jersey and attended Rider; we were married in the Princeton Chapel in June 1970, finished our schooling, and spent many years in the Princeton community serving at Tenacre Foundation. Oh, how he loved Princeton — as do I! 
I'll be interested to see who else identifies themselves or loved ones!
I love receiving the gift of PAW each week. It's a privilege to be considered a member of the Princeton family!
Chris Beha '02: I couldn't tell you who these students are, but I do know the where. The picture was taken at the Tiger Inn, in the first floor lounge now known as the Red Room.

From the 4/10/02 PAW:Batter up! A Princeton
baseball game was once a highlight of the spring social season, as proven here by the charming hats on the ladies in the stands. Can anyone tell us who the Tiger
competitors in this photo
are, and what year it might have been taken?
Swager Sherley, Jr. ’37: I could be wrong, but the second Princeton player from the left (with one foot out of the dugout) looks to me like John Paul Chubet, III ’37, and likewise the player with his arms crossed on his knees looks like E. Kenneth Sandbach, also ’37. Both players lettered in varsity baseball in 1935, 1936, and 1937 (they were also on the freshman team) so the picture could have been taken any one of those years. As to the other players and the ladies in the stands, deponent knoweth not.
Edgar A. Spencer ’36: Sitting with the cap on the back of his head and with his back against the post is Ken Sandbach ’37. The face which is pointed right at the camera between #1 and Sandbach is that of Bill Fallon ’38. I think the guy standing next to #1 is John Chubet ’37. Picture had to have been taken in 1937.
Robert F. Clary '37: I am certain that the player standing in the front is John Paul Chubet III ’37. "Chube," as was his nickname, was an enthusiastic and outstanding athlete, lettering I believe I recall in football, basketball, and baseball his sophomore, junior, and senior years. Oddly, I do not recognize any of the other players, which leads me to surmise that they are members of younger classes. Accordingly, I would guess that this picture was taken at the Yale-Princeton game, which was the custom, following the P-rade in June 1937. Chube died in 1993. He was also a classmate of mine at Exeter, Class of 1933.
Hugh B. Lynn ’36 p’65: Most likely early June 1937. John Chubet ’36, standing, hand, hand on knee. Ken Sandbach ’37 p’65, sitting with his tongue between his lips.
William M. Edmonstone ’39: The player on the far right (whose face can be seen) has to be Tom (Toots) Barnicle '39, and the year is probably 1937. Thanks for bringing up wonderful memories.

From the 3/27/02PAW: We always knew Princeton students had to juggle lots of things, but these folks take it to extremes. The caption places these dexterous Princetonians in the early 1990s. Can anyone tell us who they are?  

Michael Schneider ’94: I am the juggler on the right. I do not remember with whom I was juggling, but I believe we were juggling as part of the spring community day activities, probably in 1993. The photo also appeared on the front page of the Trenton Times. Not pictured are the many other assorted members of the juggling and yo-yo clubs who livened up campus events from 1990 to 1994.

From the 3/13/02 PAW: "The midterm is really a stinker..." No, this is not a Home Ec class. The caption on this startling shot reads, "Tiny Tot Tending Agency." We can only assume these brave boys were beginning a babysitting service. Who are these dapper dads-in-training? And did anyone ever dare hire them?  
A.R. Boone ’60: On the left is definitely Cliff Maloney '60; on the right (pretty sure) is Bob Isbell '60. In front, back to camera, is probably (much less certain) Jim Kreder '60. Don't know the two standing fellows at all. Somebody should have guessed this long before me.
Ed Gladstone '55: I would like to note that in the early '50s the TTT was a thriving Baby Sitting Agency. During the 1952-54 years I was the student manager, and we always had callers and usually had no problem enlisting student sitters. The faculty were the best custpmers, however we were frequently called by towns folk. Football weekends and theatrical productions at McCarter were busy times. We had the good fortune of meeting high level faculty members with whom we might not ordinarily run into. We were considered reliable and in many instances provide tutorial help to children.
Charles Biddle ’47: The picture was taken in about 1946 in our Holder Hall room and shows the early formation of the Tiger Tot Tenders. The founders were Peter Walmsley, Morse Dial, Arthur Brinkley, and Charles Biddle, all of the Class of 1947. In the picture Brinkley is holding the diaper and Dial is standing next to him. The Tiger Tot Tenders got an unexpected bonus of being picked up by the national press and then we were off. As I remember, it was hard work and not overly lucrative at 35 cents an hour, particularly when the clients would pool kids at one house so that we ended up with five or six kids to watch, feed, change diapers, etc., on the same assignment. Nevertheless, it was good training. If you could survive that madhouse, later life stresses would appear minor in comparison. I have no idea whether our old organization still exists.
Arthur Brinkley ’80: The photo shows my father, Art Brinkley ’47, training members of the Babysitting Agency. I believe Morse Dial ’47 is to his left. Despite their experience I'm sure most of these men, as fathers, later denied any knowledge of diaper-changing!
Amelie Walmsley Wathen: It was nostalgic and amusing to see the From the Archives picture in the March 13 PAW.
My husband, Peter Walmsley, started the agency in the ’40s to service families of married students, as well as professors and those of the Princeton community.
They were a sought-after group. The Tiger standing on the right is definitely Morse Dial. The Tiger standing next to him may be Art Brinkley. Good friends all.
Thanks to you for providing a smile, and a special glimpse into the past.
Margaret B. Ruttenberg ’76: Unfortunately, I cannot help you with the names of your "Tiny Tot Tenders," but I can assure you someone dared hire them. During the early 1960s, when I was growing up on Murray Place and attending elementary school at 185 Nassau Street, my parents regularly engaged Princeton undergraduates to babysit my brother and me. At that time they called themselves the "Tiger Tots," and were uniformly wonderful.
The same economics major who taught me to add and subtract fractions taught me to play poker and blackjack. After patiently listening while I practiced Bach and Beethoven, another sitter helped me to pick out the melodies to the Beatles' latest hits while he played his guitar. They never made us go to bed on time or touch a green leafy vegetable, unlike the girls from Westminster Choir College, who charged $.50 rather than $.75 per hour. When threatened with a permanent switch, my brother and I pooled our allowances to make up the difference. My parents opted for family happiness and simply absorbed the loss.
Rub Cuniberti '47: The group honing their skills at baby- tending includes Art Brinkley, holding the diaper, and Morse Dial, standing next to him, both of the Class of '47. The other three I can't identify at this point. As to the success of the venture — who knows?
Ann Rose Reed w'42: In 1946 when we used this baby-sitting service, we called them the Tiger Tot Tenders. I remember one who was in training for a bicycle trip through Europe and chose to ride back and forth to our house in the country. Occasionally four (4) TTT would turn up, for the price of one, in order to have a bridge game. I loved the idea of four strapping young men watching over my baby daughter. Diapers were changed with efficiency and aplomb. I wish I could remember what their hourly rate was.

From the 2/27/02 PAW: From the archives of Rod Allen ’38 comes this photo of members of Princeton's first ski team, competing in the intercollegiate championships at Lake Placid in 1934. From left to right the schussers are Tony Conway ’36, Ed Oelsner ’37, Aller, Ken Ross ’37, and Jack Ross ’39. According to Aller, the team beat Yale, Cornell, and Brown that year.


From the 2/13/02 PAW Ini November 1933 PAW reported on the need for a new library, citing the more than a mile-and-a-half-long row of books stashed in basements of various campus buildings. This picture seems to bear out that argument, with books piled haphazardly on windowsills and students crammed around a single table. Can anyone identify the scholars and time period of the photo?  

From the 1/30/02 PAW: In this photograph, a very happy fivesome seem to be enjoying each other's company and antics. The hairstyles seem to date the image to the early 1970s, but we can't be sure. Who are these undergraduates, and what were they playing at?  
Meir Z. Ribalow '70: The Mad Russian in the photo is me, Meir "Z" Ribalow '70; the bearded satyr surrounded by women is William Hootkins '70. The photo was taken during Coed Week -- February 9-14, 1969— a week-long extravaganza, organized by Ribalow, which brought almost 1,000 coeds from various colleges to Princeton, and absorbed them into dorms and classes without incident (unless you count subsequent marriages). Mere weeks afterwards, Princeton announced that it would admit women commencing the following semester. This photo was likely taken Valentine's Day, celebrating the wildly successful completion of Coed Week.
      The theatricality evinced by the two students in this photo has not ceased in the years since. Hootkins is an actor of distinction, having appeared in Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Batman, Hear My Song, Valentino (as Fatty Arbuckle), and countless other films, acting with Laurence Olivier, Paul Scofield, Marlon Brando, and others too numerous to count. Ribalow's most recent play, The Nature Of the Universe, was presented on Broadway last spring with Blythe Danner, Brian Dennehy and Patricia Randell among the cast; his play Sundance is currently running in L.A. He is artist-in-residence at Fordham University, artistic director of The Playwrights Project, and a widely published writer (he appears twice in The Best of PAW). Some years after this photo was taken, Hootkins, Ribalow, and Tom Kleh '71 appeared together on the London stage in a production of Ribalow's The Domino Theory.
      As for "what are they playing at?" in the photo -- look at the women, and take a guess.
Dan Berkowitz ’70: Just got around to looking at the "From the Archives" picture in the January 30 issue.  You probably have other people who have ID’d them, but the comic Cossack hoisting the bottle of Chianti is Meir Ribalow ’70, and the bearded gent with the hat is Bill Hootkins ’70.  Ribalow was my onetime Whig-Clio debate partner, and I directed Hootkins in several plays, including A Man for All Seasons, at Theatre Intime.
      Haven’t seen or heard of Ribalow since forever, but Hootkins remains a friend to this day.  It’s amazing that no one recognized him, since he has been a fixture in films for many years Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars being two – I’d be willing to bet he’s the only Princeton grad with his very own "Star Wars Power of the Jedi" action figure);  he most recently costarred in The Magnificent Ambersons on A&E.
      As for when the picture was taken, I’d be willing to bet it was 1968.  Hoot and Ribalow appeared together in Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter at Intime in the spring of 1968, when we were sophomores – and the picture is most likely from a party at that time.  Ribalow stopped working at the theatre in early 1969.
      As for the identity of the girls, I haven’t a clue – but from the blissful expression on Bill’s face, I’m sure they were very nice.
Bob Coxe ’69: The mystery photo from the archives in the January 30 issue looked familiar, and a review of my tattered copy of the Bric-a-Brac from the spring of 1969 confirmed it. this photo had to have been taken in late '68 or early '69. it appears on page 111 of that year's Bric, a page purportedly devoted to the Nassau Lit. it was actually a prank photo featuring Meir Ribalow ''70 (the guy in the crypto-Cossack outfit) and Bill Hootkins ’70. Meir succeeded me as chairman of the Lit (and did most of the work). Bill actually had no connection with the Lit, but was a talented actor and a Colonial clubmate of mine (the more "serious" photo was taken in the Colonial Club library). I have no idea who the threeyoung ladies are (more's the pity).
John B. Fox '70: In the January 30 issue, there is an invitation to identify the students in the photograph "from the archives." The gentleman second from the left is William "Bill" Hootkins, whom I lived next to during the 1966-67 academic year. He participated in numerous Theatre Intime productions, and later acted in Star Wars (he was a pilot for the good guys) and A River Runs Through It. (He was the manager of the speakeasy who tried to keep Brad Pitt's girlfriend out because of the policy against admitting indians.) I suppose he has many other credits to his name by now, but these are the only ones I am aware of He also sold me a very good tobacco pipe which I managed to keep for years.
William Bowman ’74: Second from the left is Bill Hootkins, star of stage and screen, Class of '70 (I think). Although he was rarely out of any sort of costume, I suspect this is a party shot from 1968. He was recently seen in the remake of The Magnificent Ambersons.
Bink Garrison ’70: That's Meir Ribalow ’70 looking like he just stepped off the Steppes.
Stephen F. Sipos ’71: I believe that the bearded student is Bill "Hoot" Hootkins ’70. He is now in a series called the Magnificent Ambersons on one of the cable channels, possibly A&E.
Paul Kennison '70: I am confident that you were right about the approximate date of the photo because the bearded man dressed in white is surely my classmate Bill Hootkins '70, who was (in many Theater Intime productions in the late ’60s) and is (famous for a cameo appearance in the original Star Wars — Hootkins was the first Jedi knight pilot to be shot down in the movie's climactic battle scene) a fine actor of stage and screen. He lived in Edwards Hall in the period between l968 and 1970. I am not sure of the identity of the other four people in photo.

From the 12/19/01 PAW: After a freshman / soph-omore fight, these bloodied, buy seemingly unbowed students pose in 1893. From left are Darwin R. James 1895, John P. Poe 1895, and Arthur L. Wheeler 1895. So far this season at Princeton, there's been no sign of snow, not even a hard freeze.  

From the 12/05/01 PAW: This photograph bears the date 1883 and four names, only one of which a Princetonian, Henry Ewing Hale II, Class of 1892, who sits up front under the plaid blanket. (It seems these fellows have been driving around Princeton in the rain.) Who knows if this photo is simply misdated or if Hale is a young lad of 12 when this was taken.  
Donald Hale Lindsley '56: I'm writing to respond regarding the picture of Henry Ewing Hale II (1892). The date on the photo is probably correct. Hale lived in/near Princeton, in the Mercer House (now part of the Princeton Battlefield State Park), so he could have very easily have been photographed locally in 1883. That could also explain why the other three are not alumni — they could have been local boyhood friends. Henry Hale II was my grandfather. I'm passing on a copy to my cousin, Henry E. Hale IV, and inviting him to share it with his son HEH V, (who had the dubious taste to attend H-----d).
Thanks for running the photo! I never thought I'd be able to answer one of your Archive questions.

From the 11/21/01 PAW:This archival photo is labeled simply "1933 basketball," and our attempts to find these fabulous five in other photos from that time have failed. However, we know that hundreds of PAW's readers will recognize them, and we hope you'll let us know and include information about the team's season as well.

Marion Helm w’33: Looking through this issue, who should I see but Geoffrey W. Helm ’33, my late husband. He reminisced being the captain of the basketball team on many occasion and how he loved the game. He has three grandsons that also love the game. Sean and Nocholas, 15-year-old twins and their younger brother, 8, still play. The team in the photo won the first Ivy League Championship in 1933. Geoffrey was a true "Tiger."
Sarah Helm ’89 k’33 k’63: The man at the far right of the photo holding the basketball is Geoffrey W. Helm ’33. He was captain of the ’32-33 team, my grandfather, and father of my dad, Geoffrey W. Helm, Jr. ’63.
Hugh Sweeney ’35: All the faces are familiar, and two of the names are clear. Two and three from the right are Johnny Grebb ’35 and Ken Fairman ’34.
Hugh S. Fairman '58:The players are from left to right: Lank Siebert '34, Peter Fortune '33, Ken Fairman '34, Johnny Grebauskas '35, and Captain Jeff Helm '33. The team was coached by first-year coach Fritz Crisler, Chicago '22. They compiled a 19-3 record coming in second in the Eastern Intercollegiate League behind Yale — all three losses coming in the League. Although it was appropriate that the team picture show the captain holding the ball, Jeff Helm started in only one game all year. That one came at Dartmouth in January when Lank Siebert didn't make the trip remaining behind in McCosh Infirmary with the flu.
Jimmy Samuels '34, a member of the second team, called the starting five the "Secret Five" because they held the secret as to why no one else could get any playing time. The five, who started 20 of the 22 games played, were Siebert at right forward, Fairman at left forward, Karl Larsen '34 at Center, Fortune at Left Guard, and Grebauskas at Right Guard. If Samuels had known the truth, it was actually Crisler who held that secret. He wanted to win. In three of the games (two of them losses), Crisler never substituted anyone for these five. In most games he replaced all of them at once with what The Daily Princetonian called the "second team" 'only after the score got out of hand for the opposition. Charlie Ceppi '34, also a member of that second team, played in 16 games and scored only two points all year, so short was his playing time.
Lank Siebert lead the League in scoring with 103 points in nine games. Most other players in the League played ten league games that year.
On the afternoon of January 14, 1933 in University Gymnasium the team tipped off against Williams. The cost of a reserved seat was $1.10. Fritz Crisler coached from the Princeton bench. On the Williams bench the head coach was one Charles W. Caldwell '25. Princeton won 47-35. If someone had been taking bets that afternoon as to which man was the more likely to have a Field House at Princeton named after him, all the money would have gone on Crisler. Nor could Ken Fairman have anticipated on that day in January that just three basketball seasons later Fritz Crisler would be gone to Michigan, and he, Ken Fairman, would be head coach of Princeton Basketball.
Adra Fairman w’34 p’58: I can identify positions one and three. One is John Emory (Lank) Seibert '34, and three is Roy Kenneth (Ken) Fairman '34. I believe they won the League that year. Jimmy Samuels '34 always referred to this team as "The Secret Five" because he, as an aspiring substitute, claimed they permitted no subs and spoke only to each other, exchanging mysterious signs and signals, known only to them. This always brought a smile and a rueful shake of the head from Ken Fairman.
Joseph Hazen ’35: Two of the men shown were good friends of mine, and I believe I have identified the other three. Here's "my final answer", left to right: John Emery Seibert '34, Peter Charles Fortune '33, Roy Kenneth Fairman '34, John Leo Grebauskas '3, 5, and Geoffry William Helm '33.
The sixth member of this 1932-33 varsity team, missing from the photograph, was Karl Henrik Larsen '34. In case you have trouble finding John Grebauskas's name in your archives, you should know that he changed his last name to Grebb soon after graduation.
The 1932-33 varsity team won 19 of its 22 games, including seven of its ten league games and was ranked second in the league standings.
Ed Spencer ’36: This is the ’32-’33 varsity basketball team. I don't know its record but it was one of our bets teams in that era. Pictured are: Lank Siebert ’34, who was the leading scorer in the Easter Intercollegiate Leage that year; Pete Fortune ’33, who also played on the football team; Ken Fairman ’34, who became captain the next year. (He also played end on the football team for three years. later he was head coach of basketball for a couple of years and then director of athletics for many years.); John Grebauskas ’35, who had a great set shot brom back court. (He became captain in his senior year.); Geof Helm ’33, who was captain of the team. Not pictured is Karl larsen ’34. He and Siebert and Fairman comprised one of the best front lines in Princeton history. I was on the Jayvees.
William Oman ’34: You can have even more fun with these and other old athletic pics and your readers! Just pull down old volumes of the Bric-a-Brac and you will find wonderful shots of athletes and teams in all sports which would be fun to identify! I know as a retired NYC book publisher! Try it.
Bill Lawlor ’56: The second from the left is Peter Fortune ’33, my uncle and winner of the Poe Trophy. He was also on the football team. He was quite a jock.
Paul Busse ’42 also wrote in.


From the 11/07/01 PAW: In this undated photo, identified in the archives by the word "P-Party," these four celebrants are clearly having a great time. We are sure that one of our readers can identify these students and describe the festiviites.

Chris Jones '95 and Julie Polhemus '95: Because you feature the Class of 1995 in From the Archives does that we're old fogeys already?
We recognize, from left to right, Vaise Lawhorne, Natanya Holland, maybe Melissa Floren(?), and Jennifer Case. I would guess that the picture was taken our freshman or sophomore year. Our diligent secretary, Chris Hand, could probably tell you what a few of them are up to.
P-Party, If we recall correctly, was a (nonalcoholic) party thrown by the university to which all students were invited. The dining halls were closed, and food was served down on Poe field, where a band played and spoiled kids from Rocky and Mathey colleges grumbled a bit about having to make the long walk just for a cold hoagie and some potato chips.

From the 10/24/01 PAW: In this photograph from 1971, a group of undergraduates enjoy a picnic near the Armory by the old Palmer Stadium. We presume they were heading to a football game afterward, but perhaps one of PAW's readers can let us know who the revelers were and the nature of the occasion.

Mac Brown ’73: The males in the picture, from left to right, are George Frelinghuysen, Jack Lloyd, and Charlie Scribner IiI, all Class of 1973. I am not sure about the ladies. I don't know the occasion, but as there is no Johnny Walker Black on the table, I was not present.
Jonathan McCall ’72: That's Charlie Scribner III on the right wearing the St. Paul's school blazer.
Dwight Sutherland Jr. ’74: The photo from 1971 appears to be of George Frelinghuysen ’73, John Lloyd ’73, and Charles Scribne III ’73 (from left to right.) (The two young ladies are possibly "imports" since the male undergrad to female undergrad ratio was still four or five to one at that time! Either that, or the photo is from a year or two later and the two are indeed "co-eds.")
Frederick Leist ’73: The two gentlemen on the right are Jack Lloyd and Charlie Scribner, both of ’73. They used to have wonderful tailgate parties before home games, but the ones I remember were always in the Ivy parking lot. At first glance, I thought the chap on the left was George Freylinghuysen ’73, but it might be me. It's hard to say, as everyone except Charlie is far mor focussed ont he food than on the photographer!
James "Sly" Cunningham ’71: The three men are George Frelinghuysen, Jack Lloyd, and Charlie Scribner, all PU ’73 and all Ivy Club. Charlie is wearing a St. Paul's blazer. I do not believe the ladies are Princetonians. I guess we're getting on if 1971 shows up on this page!
Becky Watt Epstein: This is great and it is a picture I remember. George's butler I think is in the background. I think his name was Maurice.
Mike Odlum ’74: I nearly fell off my chair! Three Ivy Club men and two Bennett College girls. The revelers are from left to right: George Frelinghuysen ’73 (he is the one zeroing in on the vino), Becky Watt Epstein (poised, sophisticated restraint..almost regal), Tina Warner Mulligan (a little less restrined, uncanny ability to focus on the matter at hand) Jack Lloyd ’73 (contemplative pose), and Charlie Scribner ’73 (clearly the representative for the group). (Is it me, or does Charlie appear to have skippped a grade or two before entering Princeton?) Tina and Becky are close friends and former classmates of my lovely spouse, Pam Kraetz Oldum (Bennett ’72), with whom I courted during my senior year, and been happily married since 1976!
Chuck Goldberg ’71, Gil Lampere, S.C. Parsons ’72, Peter B. Humphrey ’68, Hendrix Niemann ’73, R. Marks Arnold ’73, Gordon Walmsley ’71, John C. Brasunas ’74, and Nancy Schoeffler also wrote in.

From the 10/10/01 PAW: In this undated photograph, band members flash their allegiance at half-time during a football game. It's unlikely that any reader can identify our Tigers, or even name the game, but PAW encourages you to try.

Josh Libresco ’76: I'm going with halftime on November 22, 1975 -- Princeton at home vs. Dartmouth. For its last joke that day, the PU Band show included nine band members in trenchcoats, spelling to the tune of the "2001" theme. They started with "NNETICROP," then moved around a couple of times, finally ending with "PRINCETON" for the climactic notes of the song. I was the halftime announcer that year for the band. That particular show also included references to the famous disappearing pans of lasagne (from the fall of 1975), to Raquel Welch (you can imagine the band's formation), and to the band's censors. I think the band liked the "2001" spelling gag enough to use it in other shows, so I may be wrong about this particular picture. It would take a "long, hard look" at all of the band's shows to be sure.

Nancy J. Newman ’78: Of course we can identify those Tigers! This is probably a home game from the fall of 1976. Among the "flashers" the P is sported by Jeff DeMarco ’77, the R by John Frederick ’80, the N by (the late) Bob Andre ’77, the C by John Bruestle ’78, the T by Kent Rahm ’78, the N by Phil Hueber ’79. Third from the front in the far left row playing the piccolo is me, Nancy Newman ’78, current university trustee.

Jeff DeMarco ’77: Just a couple of things. It's definitely not me as the P! I didn't flash the first year, though I did for "Beat Harvard" in 1976. Second, which I should have mentioned before, the music was the overture to "Also Sprach
Zarathustra" (better known as "2001"). There were three flashes, the first two times with different anagrams of "Princeton," the last with the correct spelling - so this photo was on the last note. And Nancy, I'm pretty sure that's John Bruestle at the "R." ;-)
Jeff DeMarco ’77: The photo in the 10/10/01 issue is from 1975. By all that's right and holy it should be from the Yale game (apologies for not having a font for an upside down Y), but the script from that show does not list it. There are several missing scripts that year, so it may have been another game, possibly Dartmouth. It was the first time the band did the flashing routine, which continues to this day on the occasion of the home Hahavahd or Yale game.
It's a little hard to see, but here are the folks I can recognize in the "Princeton."
P: Bob McKillip '77(I'm pretty sure)
R: John Bruestle '78, '79
I: George Spera '77
N: The late, great Bob Andre '76
C: Drawing a blank
E: Drawing a blank
T: Kent Rahm '77
O: Dennis Shed '76
N: Drawing a blank - perhaps Phil Huber '79
The band itself is more problematic, but in the left most file, the piccolo player third from the front is Nancy Newman '78, and the flute player behind her looks like it could be Jean Beasley '75, '76. In the middle file, the flute player fourth from the front is Barbara Cole '77. In the rightmost file, the flute player third from the front is James H. "Skip" Morris '78.
The conductor should be John Beers '76, but I can't really tell from the picture.
I'm sure others will make additions and/or corrections!
Joel Niemi ’76: The photo may be one I took in the fall (obviously) of 1974 or 1975, likely the latter. If it isn't my photo, someone else was sitting in the same area. I'm sure that someone from the Class of 1976 or 1977 in the band will remember the game. As I recall, the tune "played" was "The Flash," or something similar, and the band members with the letters ran around, lined up, and "flashed" us. It took several times to get the spelling right; intentional, no doubt. If this is my photo, it made it into the university's archives in the spring of 1996 in response to a request for photos of recent campus life. I sent several samples to whoever was collecting them, and this was one they liked. The photo was taken with an Olympus OM-1, 75-150 mm lens, developed and originally printed in the School of Architecture darkroom.

From the 9/12/01 PAW: Wallace Murchison ’41, left, and Ted Phillips ’41 unpack and prepare to hang curtains — perhaps sewn with love by Mom — in their Brown Hall room at the beginning of the 1939 school year. Surely the boys of the day brought other treasured possessions from home to cheer their living quarters; can longtime PAW readers enlighten today's DVD-toting youth?  

From the 7/4/01 PAW: From the press box high atop Palmer Stadium some time during the 1950s, our cub reporter struggles to meet his deadline. Can anyone name the Press Club grad in our picture?  
Jim Millinger ’58: He is james Melville mcGlathery ’58, who, I believe, rose to president of the Press Club in 1957-58.
Howard Sussman ’58: "I am quite sure that the undergraduate shown in the Palmer Stadium press box on page 41 of the Reunions issue this year is James McGlathery ’58 (my classmate)."
John B. Lowry ’52: There is a very good possibility that the lonely stringer in the July 4 Archives photograph is a 50-years younger me. I am sure it is not one of my Press Club brethren in the Classes of 1951, ’52, or ’53, and my wife believes the ears are indisputably mine. maybe someone from a later class can provide a more positive identification (and forget the ears). If I am the subject of the photograph, I have no idea why it was taken, or more particularly why it was saved. Perhaps someone was practicing with new camera equipment — Don Stuart, who covered football for PAW, or Alan Richards, a local news photographer of the day. In any event, I am glad PAW's archives are so complete. I have enjoyed previous Archives mysteries, but this one especially.
R. Grant Smith ’60: The photo is of Jim McGlathery, who was Press Club president from the Class of 1958, I believe. He would have been active in the club beginning in the fall of 1954 until the end of 1957. Since he always seemed wise and experienced to those of us in younger classes, my inclination is to say that the photo was taken before 1957, but I could easily be wrong.
Bruce Handler ’58: It maby be Jim McGlathery. That my suspicion, looking at the profile. We'll see what happens. I could be wrong, but maybe not. Anyway, that's my vote.

From the 6/6/01 PAW.

Richard Funkhouser ’39: The photo pictures my roommate Hank Sharkey ’39. I took the picture freshman year before final exams on the "beach" at SouthWest College May 1936. Hank has his hands behind his head in the center of the photo, smiling at the camera. I have the original in my album.

Alfred J. Lata ’54: "The 'precise location of the exotic locale' is the roof of the first floor of West College, over what was then the U-Store. It would appear that three of the sunbathers might be (from the right) Robbie MacFarlane ’54, Bob Salkeld ’54, and Bill Austin ’54. As a resident of 21 NorthWest junior year (windows showing in the picture) and 31 NorthWest senior year (with roommate Bill Austin), this roof was a familiar view. [Picture therefore anytime from Sept. 1952 to June 1954 (Spring 1953 or Spring 1954 ?). I can't narrow it down anymore than that.]"

Howard C. Cohen ’65: "The picture resembles the roof of Southwest College looking toward Blair Arch."

Stephen Valentine ’47: "The photo was taken from Southwest overlooking the roof of the U-Store."

Montague Blundon ’42: "I feel sure this is the back side of West College where I lived freshman year. This would face Alexander Hall and Edwards Hall. The University Store occupied the first floor and the roof you see was over the store. This was years ago, but I feel quite confident of the location having viewed it many times those many years ago."

Mortimer Chute, Jr. ’56: "My guess is the roof over the old swimming pool in Dillon Gym. But I'm positive the young chap, third from the right with head turned toward the camera is my classmate Bosley Crowther ’56."

Dick Arndt ’49: "Roof of old U-Store in West Hall. Perhaps taken from my window in 35 South West. I would have said it was late 1940s, around 1947."

George D. Davis ’47: "The picture shows the 2nd floor roof over the U-Store which was then on the ground floor of West College. The sloped screen structures protected the skylights over the store. The screens were somewhat indented, due to the fact that sometimes dormitory residents sunbathed by lying on the angled screens. In at least one occasion this was brought to the attention of the proctors by the U-Store clerks, who were intrigued with some interesting silhouettes."

John C. Miller ’57: "The picture is a roof/deck on the back of Jadwin Gym. At the top left corder of the picture is the window into the old wrestling practice room, I believe. This deck was not far above ground level and was easy to get to. Lying in Pyne Hall in my freshman year, it was nearby and a good place to pretend you were studying."

Frank Schmidt ’65: "This is the roof over the registrar's office in West College. Access was gained through a window on the second floor and the photographer apparently snapped the picture from a third floor window in the South West College wing. At the time I roomed in North West College (1961-62), only the third and fourth floor were used for dorm rooms, the first two floors being occupied by administratvie and faculty offices. I velieve the U-Stpre was housed in the basement in the 1950s."

Bill Miller ’53: The sunbathers were on the roof of the University Store, Northwest College, facing away from Cannon Green.

From the 5/16/01 PAW.

From the 4/18/01 PAW

From the 4/4/01 PAW

R.J. Crook ’45: Re: the Archives photo from April 4. I was in ROTC from 1941-43, and never recall marching anytime in civvies. The only period I remember ever marching on campus was after the 1943-4-5-ers were federalized in March 1943. We were marched to Commons in enlisted uniforms. The second and fourth men (to the rear) appear to be Army staff, but the caps look to me like WWI and after vintage. I suggest the photo was from the 1920s or ’30s.

Rocky Semmes ’79: I cannot vouch for the identity of those noble ROTC recruit candidates from teh WWII era Archive photo in the April 4 issue. But I can identify that these recruits are undoubtedly Army and not Navy. The give-away is all those hands in the pockets. Those of us in the Navy were chided for wearing "army gloves" while in formation, and for the look of things this was almost a requirement for this nattily uniformed cadre of young warriors-to-be.

Jim Merritt ’66: You're off by a quarter century. Look closely at the civilian clothing and particularly the unifrom cap on one of the marchers and you will see that the photo was taken during World War I, not World War II — probably in the spring of 1917, after the U.S. declared war on Germany. Also, ROTC did not exist at Princeton until 1919. Its predecessor was the Students' Army Training Corps, or S.A.T.C.

From the 3/21/01 PAW

Lewis C. Kleinhans 3rd '53 k'25: "I refer you to PAW's From the Archives, the Mar. 21 issue, where you will find a picture of 15 well-dressed (note the fur coats) Tigers on the boardwalk of Atlantic City. Malcolm Warnock ’25 writes, 'I never expected to see my picture in the Alumni Weekly, but there I was on page 27. I remember that picture being posed and taken of a group of us who visited Atlantic City on Easter weekend in 1923 or thereabouts. I am third from the left.' Unfortunately, Malcolm couldn't recognize any others in the photo, and neither can I. Maybe some of you who read this column can. If so, let me know."

Malcolm R. Warnock

Marie Whelan w’27: I believe I recognize the fifth man from the right in the Archives photograph in March 21 as that of my late brother-in-law George J. Whelan ’26. This would seem logical to be as his family lived in Atlantic City at that time and he and his two brothers Jack ’25 and Joe ’27, my late husband, all sported raccoon coats, hardly a distinction from the look of the photo. George's love of Princeton never died and for years he was head of annual giving in that area. As for Joe, i can say that I have a sone-in-law and a grandson and the latter's wife all Princeton alumni and steering my great-grandchildren in the direction of Old Nassau.

From the 3/7/01 PAW

Alice Eno w’32: "After looking carefully at the two baseball backs, I believe #9 is my husband Amos Eno ’32. I havve studied my bseball snapshots but not one shows his number 9, so I am without proof, just a good hunch. Sine I'm using my hunch instincts, the right hand player looks like 'Shorty' Bowman, pitcher."

From the 2/21/01 PAW

From the 2/7/01 PAW

William K. Selden ’34: "I suggest the quartet is likely the Kneisel Quartet. See page 37 in Women of Princeton, 1746-1969."

From the 1/24/01 PAW

John A. Peters ’47: "I was pleasantly surprised to see the photo of the student from the 1970s performing a barbell curl (From the Archives, January 24). I don’t know who he is, but I’m happy to learn that nowadays there are “upgraded facilities” in the Dillon Gym exercise room. When I attended Princeton, weight training was virtually unknown, a maligned undertaking, and its practitioners derided — at least, I was.I had my own set of weights in my room at Lockhart Hall. I wanted to practice the Olympic lift known as the snatch (pulling the weight from the floor to straight-arm overhead in one fast movement). I didn’t dare try that lift in my room, fearing that I could lose the weight behind me, sending it crashing to the floor.I took the barbell into the quad outside Lockhart and tried to practice the lift. What I got for my efforts was a lot of hoots and catcalls from students peering from their dorm windows."

Terence E. Ryan ’77: "I believe the student pictured is Byron K. 'Chip' Adams ’76. While I haven't seen Chip in a while, he doesn't appear to have changed very much, based upon a recent television commercial he appeared in for Hooked on Phonics when he was its president and CEO."

From the 12/6/00 PAW

Wallace DuPre ’51: "That contraption being rowed down Nassau Street is known as an Irish Mail (From the Archives, December 6). My dad had one, I had one, and now my grandchildren are straining to use mine up in the mountains of North Carolina. They were also known by other trademark names. Mine was a “something” velocipede -- the logo has long since worn off.You steer it with your feet, and basically row it. It has a rod push/pulling a wheel (much like a steam locomotive driver). The power is then usually transferred to a rack-and-pinion gearing to the rear axle.A healthy six-year-old can attain 10 m.p.h. or better on level ground, and a teenager, with some redesigned gearing, can almost outrun a dog.It is a great body builder and exercise machine, and a lot more fun than jogging. They are still manufactured.

Editor’s note: We also heard from Gordon Daiger ’53, Roberta Lawrence s’38, Joseph Crossley ’45, Frank Gibson (Yale 1949), Al McCree ’44, Philip Murphy ’44, H. Dwight Neill ’54, Stuyvesant Pell ’53, Richard F. Furman ’38, Nicholas Wetzel ’42, Louise Ritenour h’30, Rocky King ’45, Bruce Handler ’58, James F. Lotspeich ’44, and Jack Raymond ’46. Several of our respondents told us they had had an Irish Mail as a child and loved it, attesting to the fun and fitness it provided.

From the 11/22/00 PAW

From the 11/8/00 PAW

David Pertsemlidis ’91: "The November 8 issue of PAW succeeded in making me feel like an old man. Although I always enjoy the From the Archives photographs, I never expected at age 31 to be able to offer any useful information. The Wall of Fame in question is, without a doubt, located in 43 Blair Hall, which was home to Spencer J. Reynolds, Jr. ’92, Peter J. Offringa ’91, Jason A. Ritter ’91, and me during the 1987-88 semester. Spencer’s artistically carved name can be seen in the middle of the mantel, while my amateur work is hidden by the American flag. I can’t offer any information about subsequent residents, but I apologize to them for the damage left behind."

Edward D. Winters '36: "It was with a shock of recognition and pleasure that I turned to the From the Archives of the November 8 issue.The place pictured was 43 Blair, two entries west of the Arch. My roommate, John F. A. Taylor '36 *40 and I lived there our senior year and the names that figure so prominently in the fireplace panel are ours. John's name is incised deeply and firmly; mine less so and it lacks the 's' on the end because I never finished it. Lest you feel this was a wanton act of vandalism it should be noted that John, particularly, was a scholar and a gentleman. His senior thesis was a tightly reasoned exploration of the philosophy of Immanuel Kant; he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and certainly magna and probably summa cum laude; and he went on to get a Ph.D. from the Graduate School and become a highly respected and revered professor at Michigan State. He married my cousin, whom he met only the day we graduated when my uncle, Robinson V. Frost 1898, came over with his family to help celebrate the occasion. While John was enrolled in the Graduate School the impecunious newlyweds endured the hot, steamy Princeton summers house-sitting Einstein's house on Mercer Street, which enabled Einstein to enjoy the cool breezes of Cape Cod.Students lived well in those days; 43 Blair was in fact a small suite with a good-sized living room — with a fireplace that worked — and we each had our own bedroom large enough to accommodate a desk, bookcase, and all things necessary for quiet study. We also had janitor service of a sort. He made up the room daily — but I did put a shoestring under the bed in the fall, and it was still there in the spring. Students live in far less luxury today. The last time I saw the room, there were six or eight people
living in it.I have wondered, since Blair was gutted in the recent renovation, if the panel was discarded? If it was and is still available and no one else wants it, I would love to have it.I realize this is far more than an answer to your simple question, 'Where was it?'One does tend to reminisce."

John Saul “Jack” Edwards, Jr. ’98: "David Pertsemlidis ’91 is exactly right in his letter to PAW (February 7). The mantel is indeed that of 43 Blair Hall, which was inhabited by myself, Jim Carlisle, Timothy Gill, and Matthew Morris (1994 Team Tournament Jeopardy Winner!) during the 1995-96 school year. Jim lives in Boston today, while Tim and Matt live together in New York. The year before, the room had been inhabited by a student who was said to have drunk himself to a 0.43 BAC (he survived). Coincidence? I think not. The mantel may have had something to do with it. We can’t say for sure.I’ll see if I can find a picture from my era of the mantel, which has my initials 'JSE' carved into it, and send it to you."

David Howell: "As project manager for the Blair Hall renewal project, I can report to Edward D. Winters ’36 that the carved mantel in 43 Blair is still there, albeit as of this writing still covered with Christmas stockings and tinsel from this past holiday season by its four current (male) occupants. Mr. Winters and other alumni may be interested in knowing that our design approach for Blair’s room finishes respects the authenticity of every salvageable chestnut mantel. Of the 63 fireplaces in the building, we were able to restore 50 of these original dark, carved relics. Others had been previously replaced, and a few, along with every other piece of wood trim including bench seats, were replaced due to excessive wear. However, it was the precedent of these mantels that enabled us to retain the original deep finish scheme on all the new replacement trim, doors, and windows. Those carvings do leave a lasting impression."

Barr Howard ’46: Jim Helme ’46, Vic Schmidt ’46, Elwyn Quick ’47, and I shared 43 Blair upon our return to veteran-crowded Princeton after WWII, attempting to resume to "normal" life. The initials JBH are no doubt those of James B. Helme.

From the 10/25/00 PAW

Hugh de N. Wynne ’39: "The From the Archives picture of a 'gang of 1920s undergrads strolling down Nassau Street' in your October 25, 2000, issue intrigued me. The Nettleton Shoe store, the Arcade Theatre, the “plus 4” knickers, the white buck shoes and the beer jackets all bring back memories of my undergraduate days.I can’t identify any of the five undergraduates walking so confidently along, but two of them appear to be seniors as they are wearing beer jackets. A careful inspection of the logos on the jackets with a magnifying glass reveals they are of the Class of 1931, not of the ’20s.Enclosed is a copy of 1931’s beer jacket logo replete with its symbols along with their interpretation: 1931 are obviously the class numerals; the patched football reflects a losing season senior year, Princeton’s first in 61 years; the H banner refers to a 1931 indoor polo game between Harvard and Princeton, which started the thaw in Princeton-Harvard relations, which had broken completely in 1926; the toppled statue symbolizes The Princeton Student, a 71/2-foot bronze statue of a student-athlete, dubbed The Christian Student, which was pulled off its base and dragged around the campus when a bonfire rally on Cannon Green turned into a riot, and 43 members of the Class of 1931 were suspended; the liquor bottle signifies 1931 as allegedly the heaviest drinking class in Princeton history; the dangling infant recognizes 1931 as both the youngest class to matriculate at Princeton and the class that had the most of its members suspended in Princeton history; and the Phi Beta Kappa key is for the smartest class to have matriculated at P.U.

Andrew McMichael: "The picture is most certainly earlier than 1931. According to the history listed on its Web site, Horlick's Malted Milk dropped the 'Malted Milk' from its name after 1930. Anyway, that narrows if down from the 1880s to 1930.

From the 10/11/00 PAW

Herbert Kaufmann ’55: "The archives photograph in October 11 is of Myron Lee '55, my classmate at Princeton and Yale Medical School. A telephone call confirmed my impression. He told me that freshman year he had a job for a while delivering papers and that picture must have been taken in October 1951; a long time ago. I guess we're getting old."

Lee was also identified by G. S. Glaser '55.

From the 9/13/00 PAW