Helping students hit the mark
By Emily Clark Taylor
I worked part time for the women’s Phy Ed Department typing and mimeographing tests. I learned to repair arrow tips and feathers for archery classes. Lee Gibbs ’59 tells me he broke quite a few of my arrows.
On thin ice
By James K. Johnson
I have good memories of Macalester, since I attended in the late 1950's, when you could still work your way through college.
I had a work contract to maintain the hockey rink. A favorite memory is when I decided the ice needed leveling and asked my former Sunday school teacher, who owned a road excavating business, if he would have a road grader stop by and level the rink area. Halfway through the process, Athletic Director Ralph Lundeen exploded on the scene, and I learned a few life lessons about working as part of a large organization and the need to get advance approvals.
One year, over Christmas vacation, to avoid hauling the hose in and out when flooding the rink, I left the hose out, and runnings lightly so it wouldn't freeze. After two weeks, cars parked in the veterans housing on St. Clair Avenue became frozen in place. There followed another episode with Ralph Lundeen and more lessons learned.