kick out of the picture of him with his long wooden skis [the photo is reproduced below, on the right]. I remember him and, of course, the twins' father, Dartmouth College Dean "Pudge" Neidlinger. I even thought I recognized the students in the picture of the dean's office [below, on the left] as a pair of Phi Delts—Dick Peebles and friend.
I hope you'll permit me to share a recollection of Dean Neidlinger. Anyone from that era remembers where they were on Sunday afternoon, December 7, 1941, when news of the attack on Pearl Harbor came over the radio. The effect on the Dartmouth community was immediate and extreme. Students by the carful and trainload left Hanover. The campus seemed (was) deserted. Some who remained had their thinking screwed up. Bizarre activities, such as trashing fraternity houses, surfaced.
When word of such an outbreak at the Deke house was received by Dean Neidlinger (who was himself a Deke), he went right down there and forcefully evicted the miscreants. He grabbed them by their scruffs and tossed them, flying, out the front door, according to people familiar with the episode.
One more recollection: The bindings on Malcolm McLane's skis are Kandahars (I think)—a state-of-the-art improvement over the bear-trap bindings with which my hickory-ridge skis (with steel edges) were equipped. When I arrived at Dartmouth, Brooklyn-born and -bred, I'd never been on skis. I was outfitted with ski equipment by John Piane himself, founder of the Dartmouth Co-op. Insurance on the skis was one dollar. It came in handy when one ski "broke" (thank you, bear-traps) in a tumble barely halfway from the Phi Delt back porch to the golf course. Skiing was hard work, especially for a neophyte. But the rope tow up Mount Mansfield beat climbing.
Anyway, many thanks for prompting the memories.
Henry F. Kramer, Jr., M.D.
DC '42, DMS '43
A new twist on the Dartmouth "family"
As the father of a daughter who is about to graduate from Dartmouth Medical
School, I have greatly appreciated receiving your magazine for the past four years.
I thought I would share a (very) minor tidbit related to her graduation. Both my daughter, Jaime Walford, and her cousin, Geoffrey Walford, will be receiving their M.D. degrees from DMS. It seems unlikely that cousins would commonly graduate together. We are having our
annual family reunion based around the June 11 graduation of these two suddenly prominent members of our clan. Geoffrey is going to Harvard and Jaime to Northwestern for residency.
Again, thanks for your great work. It has been very nice to feel in touch with the Hanover community from so far away.
See here for a Walford family portrait captured during DMS's Class Day.
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