Charlie Barrett's Xavier team never met Charlie Brown's Wesleyans, but Barrett followed the same path—into frontier work in medicine—and chooses some of the same words that Brown does for what football taught: "discipline and persistence." After med school at the University of Cincinnati, Barrett found his life's specialty in cancer research and practice. Like Brown, he gets his chief reward in "treating people." "I have to see patients or it would kill me," he says. "Often it looks as if there is no progress, but if I can add three or four years to just one man's life and alleviate the pain of those years I have done something." Last year Dr. Barrett planned and built for Cincinnati a radioactive cobalt unit for cancer therapy, one of only two in Ohio. Churchman, devoted teacher, he is described by a professional observer as "a constant example of the best in American medical tradition."
LAURENCE R. GOODYEAR
The character and energy that made Laurence Goodyear a successful undergraduate athlete, a Phi Bete and an honors man in law school (Harvard) are now devoted to the practice of the law in a classical pattern. Goodyear is a partner in the Buffalo firm that bears his name, one of the largest in its area, and with foundations that go back through predecessor firms to Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland. But within this setting Goodyear has for 20 years devoted himself to a new and challenging specialty: labor law. His skill has earned him an outstanding reputation in the field. Goodyear interrupted this career in World War II. Turning down a desk job commission, he enlisted as a private; later commissioned in Army military intelligence, he was attached to a Marine outfit and served in the Okinawa campaign. His current pride: two sons who have captained their prep school football teams.