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Page 9 text:
Iust at the beginning of the academic year 1952-53 a
great sorrow befell Carleton College in the death of Mrs. lean
Isabel MacOdrum, beloved wife of our president. To her
memory we reverently dedicate this Yearbook.
Her portrait, which forms the frontispiece, but inadequately
conveys the sweetness and charm of her personality. In the
difficult years of the growing college she has been a constant
source of inspiration and encouragement to her husband, and,
by her gracious participation in the college functions and
activities endeared herself to the faculty and student body to
an unusual degree.
Mrs. MacOdrum was born and educated in St. Iohn's
Newfoundland, served in the Newfoundland government as
legal secretary to the premier, Sir Richard Squires, prior to her
enlistment in the Canadian Women's Army Corps. Those who
were associated with her in her army service will never forget
her "fine strong duty-sense" or her kindness to those in her
charge for she rose to the responsible rank of sergeant, before
her marriage to Dr. MacOdrum in Ianuary 1945. Their many
friends in Ottawa and in Manotick, especially, knew her as
a wonderful home-maker and a devoted mother to her little
daughter, Morna, who with Dr. MacOdrum shares our profound
sympathy in their irreparable loss. St. Andrews church, of
which she was a faithful member was filled with mourners
when her pastor, Dr. Ian Burnett paid eloquent tribute to
Mrs. MacOdrum's lovely and courageous character and the
happiness she had radiated throughout her short life.
"And so, dear one, for you no darksome grave
Your spirit lives, so strong, so gay, so brave."
Page 10 text:
Tlw PrvsiflQnl3's Message
The year at Carleton College is ending on a note of sorrow.
Doug Banton, one of our most popular graduates in the Class
of '52 has been reported "killed in action" while leading his
men in a desperately fought relief patrol action in Korea.
Yet the sorrow is suffused with glory. This 25 year old
graduate of our College and Lieutenant in the Royal Canadians
has heroically met and triumphantly answered the challenge of
For the rest of us, old and young, who are left-and
especially for the graduating class of '53 - the challenge
remains. Not always by the manner of our death, but more
usually by the manner of our life. are we called upon to show
the faith that is in us. In the routine and drudgery of the class-
room and of the study this truth very often becomes obscured.
In the pleasures, too, whether grave or gay, of protected college
life, the serious purpose of our days is occasionally jeopardized.
Doug Banton is not alone as an exemplar. Carleton
College is young, but it has already its list of heroes, men and
women, themselves all young, too young, who have matched
their characters with life's demand.
This is the proudest and happiest estimate I have ever been
able to make of the quality of Carleton College life. I present
this estimate with confidence and with high expectations to the
members of the graduating class of May 1953.
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