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Tufton's piano Secret code

Tufton Solution 6.0

It turns out that Mr. Beamish is musical, too. One hidden reference last issue was on the piano on p. 37. Another — our sneakiest to date — was encoded. Only one person got that one.

Andy Petersen ’33 Connection

I saw an article in The Scene about Bearcat baseball and scanned it only to focus on the “Willamette Hoopers” at the side of the page. I recognized my dad, Kenneth G. Manning ’36, at the far right of the set of pictures. I suspect dad knew Petersen and played with him at some point in amateur baseball. My dad signed with the Yankees after graduation and played professionally for their El Paso, Norfolk and Spokane farm teams.

Could you publish a note with the names of the players pictured in a coming issue?

— Peter Manning ’61

The Feb. 20, 1930 edition of The Collegian suggests that the players are:

Andy Petersen ‘33, Forward
Paul Carpenter ‘35, Guard
Harold Hauk ‘30, Guard
Dwight Adams ‘33, Forward

— Ed.

Business-Simulation Origins

I enjoyed the business-simulation article, and it brought back memories of our trip with Dr. Gillis to the competition in Reno, Nev. He was very excited that we won the competition, particularly since none of us were business majors (similar to today). I don’t recall many of the details of the competition, other than the level of technology being pretty pre-historic and our team’s decision-making being based a lot on guesstimation. In comparison to what they do today, I’m sure it’s night and day.

I definitely owe my interest in economics to Gillis’ excellent teaching, enthusiasm for the subject, and personal encouragement of my career. The competitions are great, but the people are what really made it worthwhile.

— Steve Cylke ’71

Another “Gold” Room

The article on the State Hospital history was fascinating. The description of the gold room was very familiar. When I was a Willamette student worker at the School for the Blind, we had a similar place in the basement of the administration building and a dormitory attic. While the stories of the School for the Blind’s denizens were rarely as troubling as those at the State Hospital, it is sad that nobody collected similar history for that now-gone school.

— Robert Foster ’72, MAD’76

Our previous issue.

More on Mental Health

I appreciated the story, “Voice to the Voiceless,” on Kylie Pine ’06. I am a retired psychiatrist from the Oregon State Hospital.

Kylie knows me and about my contributions to the OSH Museum of Mental Health. I admire her dedication to this project, plus her expertise … Needless to say, writer Sarah Evans did a very fine job telling about Kylie’s contributions.

— Prasanna Pati

Pati also contributed to an article about the museum, “The Man Behind the Museum,” which ran in Michigan Alumnus in fall 2013. — Ed.

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