Stories

What to do about Bob

Submitted by jjcho on July 31, 2018 - 11:19pm

TL;DR: Bob McKinless '48 will be awarded the Order of Merit of Lambda Chi Alpha this Saturday. This is, in the parlance, kind of a big deal.

The year 1935 was a fairly momentous one for Omicron Zeta. If I may quote the minutes of March 14:

After a lengthy discussion on the milk situation in the house, Fowler moved, seconded by Wilcox, that the discussion be tabled. Carried. — Edward W. Shineman, Jr., H.G.

Regarding Freddie

Submitted by jjcho on April 19, 2017 - 10:44pm

Facebook reported recently that Jed Donahue '91 had taken a job with Space X in Santa Monica. But lest he think he is the first to work in a cool, Elon Musk-associated industry, I remind everyone that Freddy Pearce was already working in electric cars a few years ago.

War drums

Submitted by jjcho on April 3, 2017 - 8:54pm

Seventy-five years ago today, April 3, 2017, there was a war on. You already knew that. They knew it too. Most of the active brothers had joined ROTC or its new enlisted counterpart, the ERC. The Daily Sun was full of battle coverage, military and budgetary. Sugar rationing had begun.

Controller Hugh

Submitted by jjcho on September 27, 2016 - 8:40am

Fifty years ago this fall, a little-known assemblyman and political science professor— our Houston I. Flournoy ’50 O-649— was railroaded into running for California State Controller. He won.