PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE
HOW IT WAS ON ALUMNI DAY, 1964
WHEN ALUMNI COME BACK...
July, 1964
Photographed for The Pennsylvania Gazette by MARY ELLEN MARK


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Nostalgia at reunion time.
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they proudly march in the Parade of Classes, sing the class song or give the class yell, as these men of 1903 are doing ...


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They exuberantly cheer as they pass the reviewing stand (Grace Murray O'Brien of '39), and wear their class caps (Everett W. Hap" Day, president of the Class of '22) ...


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They add to the noise and excitement by joining one of the many bands (Joe Gartland '49) ...


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and smilingly greet and shake hands with old friends (Matthew Welsh, '34, is a natural at this, being Governor of Indiana) ...


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their faces often become serious, possibly reflecting pride in their alma mater and nostalgia on a sentimental occasion ...


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there is time for talk and more talk, and exclamations of surprise at things both said and seen ...


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there are moments for welcome relaxation (John A. Boers,'05), before donning an outlandish garb for the parade (Charles Dagit in one of 1925's Beatle wigs) ...


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there will always be someone to provide a little dance in the parade (Pat Duncan, '27) ...


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and many a toast will be drunk to a happy occasion-when alumni come back (Dr. Frederick Ehmann, '18, '21 M).

JAZZY TIME FOR '64


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THE BOISTEROUS alumni festivities were heightened this year by the enthusiastic participation of the Class of '64. Ushered in (right) by the sweet notes and Dixieland jazz of John McGhee (formerly associated with "greats" such as Glenn Miller, Red Nichols, and Bix Beiderbecke) and Bill Kenney ('62 C., '63 Gr) of the Purple Grackle Jass Band, this year's graduates turned out over 300 strong to partake in the "first full-fledged Senior Weekend" held in conjunction with the annual Alumni Weekend.

They started off by holding a Senior Class Dinner in the triangle of the men's dorms on Friday. Later the same evening, fortified with plenty of hot dogs, beer, and Dixieland music, they played host at a class party on the junior Balcony for which they had extended a special welcome to all alumni and alumnae.

Saturday brought out still more representatives of the Class of '64, ready to join in the traditional celebrations of Alumni Day. They met under their tent on Franklin Field, enjoyed lunches under sunny skies, and made their first march around the track in the Parade of Classes (page 32).

Tradition and gaiety prevailed, supported by a festive atmosphere, a gregarious mood, and soaring spirits.

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