ROBERT W. GIBSON,
The center on a team that won seven of nine games in 1938, he became a naval
aviator and saw extensive duty in the Pacific. After the war he and two
classmates secured control of the Toro Manufacturing Corp., a Minneapolis
lawn-mower concern that grew even faster than suburban grass. He became
vice-president in charge of marketing.
One of football's great ballcarriers, he was twice an All-America for the
Panthers. His 10-year career with the Chicago Cardinals was interrupted by
service as an LST gunnery officer in the Pacific. He is now a vice-president of
the Emerman Machinery Corp. in Chicago.
ROBERT L. GREEN
Captain of the Crimson in 1938, he served with the Navy and returned to
Cambridge, where he earned his doctorate at the Episcopal Theological School.
Active in civic projects, he is now the rector of St. Matthew's Parish in
One of the stubborn contenders who held the teams together in the oh-so-awful
final seasons of Big Ten football at Chicago, he served four years in naval
aviation in the Pacific and returned to become president of Inland Steel
Products Co. He has continued his University of Chicago ties by serving as a
member of the executive committee of the Graduate School of Business.
DANIEL F. HANLEY,
Left end on one of his school's best teams—it lost only one game—he went on to
Columbia, where he received his M.D. He was a medical officer in the
China- Burma- India area. Now Bowdoin's college physician, he is noted for his
research into the treatment and prevention of athletic injuries.
FRED W. HEITMANN
He was a first-string guard on the team that held powerful Michigan and Ohio
State to scoreless ties. A teller, he returned to banking after three years in
the Army, has since become president of Chicago's Northwest National Bank.
His 1938 team did not win a game, but Co-Captain Hilfinger made up for any
athletic disappointments with his scholastic record. A Phi Beta Kappa, he went
on to receive his M.D. summa cum laude at the Syracuse University College of
Medicine. Following three years as a captain in the Army Medical Corps, he
returned to Syracuse, where he now is on the staff of several hospitals,
teaches and is involved in numerous cancer-research projects.
A tackle on the field and a mathematician off, he went to north China in 1939
to teach English at the Fen-chow Mission School. In 1944 he found himself
involved in a desperate effort to help Chinese refugees fleeing from the
invading Japanese army. Trapped almost by accident in the swirl of world
events, he decided to make them his business. A foreign correspondent, he now
represents the National Broadcasting Company in the Caribbean.
An All-America end on a successful Cornell team, he became a yard director of
personnel at the Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company in Chester, Pa. during
the war. Getting a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, he began a
distinguished career in education. He is president of Hampton Institute in
Navy men saw plenty of him in 1938, when he threw a touchdown pass against
them, then beat them with a field goal. The Navy then got him as commanding
officer of the U.S.S. Hyman, a destroyer stationed in the Pacific. He joined
the M. A. Hanna Company, is now its chairman.