Dickinson Alumnus, September 1942

Selected Highlights from this Issue: 
  • Men from the US Army Air Corps Enlisted Reserve Corps arrived at Dickinson for their eight week training program. 
  • The 47th Liberty ship from Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyard was named in honor of Benjamin Rush.
  • Robert Scott Whitman Jr. (class of 1938) and Calvert S. Foote (class of 1944) lost their lives during the war. Whitman was a navy aviator who was shot down during the Battle of Midway.
  • Theodore Stevens (class of 1885), thought dead for some time, replied to the Phi Kappa Psi's annual invitation to their commencement banquet. 
  • Admiral Arthur J. Hepburn (class of 1896) was appointed as chairman of the general board of the US Navy. 
  • Rev. Gaither P. Warfield (class of 1917), who had been interned in a German concentration camp, returned to the United States. 
  • A proposal dating from 1858 for the Philadelphia College of Medicine to become the medical department of Dickinson College was discovered among the Board of Trustees papers.