In response to our story about Congressman Pete Aguilar ’01 in the spring 2015, Vol.91, issue 1 of Och Tamale, page 4:
Thanks for another enjoyable Och Tamale. I enjoyed the Pete Aguilar ’01 story. I am really surprised there has only been one other alumnus in Congress. Didn’t Richard Nixon attend U of R for a bit before moving on to Whittier? I’d be interested in any recollections of stories about him at Redlands.
I was disappointed that the article mentioned only two alumni members of Congress. There is at least one other: Clinton D. McKinnon ’30, a newspaper owner and publisher from San Diego. He was in Congress in 1949, because I remember he was the featured speaker at the dedication of Cortner Hall in the fall of 1949, when I was a freshman.
—Bill Turnquist ’53
I recently received the spring 2015 issue of the Och Tamale. During my 40-year career in university advancement work, I reviewed hundreds of college and university magazines and on occasion served as a judge for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s magazine awards programs. I must tell you that never have I seen a better university magazine than this issue of the Och Tamale. The design is excellent. The writing is compelling. The articles are interesting and not so lengthy as to cause the reader to lose interest (a “rule” broken by far too many college and university magazine editors). And by any measure one cares to use, this is a coffee table piece. Congratulations, and thank you!
—Ron Stephany, retired vice president for University Relations, University of Redlands
In response to our photo from the archives on page 3 of the spring 2015 issue of Och Tamale:
The photo is located on page 66 in the 1951 “La Letra,” and the people are the staff of the “Siren.” Chuck Perry ’51,Sig Snelson ’53, John Clark ’53, co-editor Pat Booth ’53, Rich Hunsaker ’52 and co-editor Roberta Evans ’53 are featured.
—Daniel R. Boone ’51 and Sylvia Hobart Mack ’53
You will find the photo on page 66 of the 1951 “La Letra.” The “Siren” was a publication featuring the original work of student writers and artists. The photo shows the publication’s staff of Chuck Perry ’51, Sig Snelson ’53, John Clark ’53, Pat Booth ’53, Rich Hunsaker ’52 and Roberta Evans ’53.
—Bill Turnquist ‘53
I recognized my dad Chuck Perry ’51 on the left, too!
—Kim McLean ’84
I have no idea who the others are, but the man second from right sure looks like Rich Hunsaker ’52.
—Bruce Foreman ’52
Thanks for the fun mystery person hunting game.
—Rev. John R. Knox ’58 and Dorothy Steele Knox ’59
I believe the woman in the center of the photo is Barbara Cram Riordan ’63.
—Sue Riddle Nelson ’63
Second from left is Sig Snelson ’53, I believe. Roberta Evans ’53 is far right.
—Rae McClellan Davies ’53
I enjoyed looking at the photo and identified Doris Milleson Johnstone Mizell ’53 as the woman third from the right. My father, the late Kenneth W. Johnstone ’52, was also an alumnus of the University.
—Debbie Johnstone ’77
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