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Page 17 text:
DR. HESS RETIRES
After 30 years 5f inspiring Teaching, dedicated service,
and loyal support To The college he loved and that loved
him, Dr, George VV, Hess has closed his classroom and
office doors and retired.
But iT will be an active retirement. Dr. Hess is the
kind of man who will never quit studying and learning and
teaching. Gifted with a vigorous and brilliant mind, Dr.
Hess had taught mathematics to literally Thousands of stu-
dents at his beloved Howard - dozens of who went on To
become outstanding engineers, scientists, and teachers.
As iT should come to all Those who have labored long
and well, Dr. Hess was signally honored at his retirement
from Howard. Old friends, students, and faculty col-
leagues gathered at an hour's chapel program to pay
Tribute to this Christian gentleman and scholar - a man
whose life exemplified The true Howard Spirit.
Dr. Hess receives watch, radio, other gifts.
These are some of the many friends who paid
tribute to Dr. Hess in chapel on the day he was
honored: Cseated, left to rightl President Harwell
G. Davis, Dr. Hess, Dean P. P. Burns, lstandingj
Professor James H. Chapman, Dr. Hul-Cee Acton,
Dr. William Peeples, and Walter Barnes.
Page 16 text:
Dr. Fred C. Ivlabee, 72, well-known and well-loved Howard Chemistry professor
died last fall after a brief illness.
Dr. Mabee, who made his home in Birmingham, came here after his retirement
from Bates College at Lewiston, Maine, where he served 23 years as professor of
A native of Victoria, Ontario, Dr. Mabee was the youngest of four sons. He
received his A.B. degree in i905 from Mclvlaster University, then in Toronto. He
received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Columbia University, New York City, in l93O.
For fourteen years Dr. and Mrs. Mabee were stationed at Shanghai University,
China, with the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society.
A member of Sigma Xi and AAAS, Dr. Mabee was also an active member of
the American Chemical Society, the American Association of University Professors,
and the Ruhama Baptist Church.
After Dr. ivlabee's death, a sum was raised by .his family, and friends at the
College, to dedicate a pew in his honor in the proposd Howard Chapel at the new
Page 18 text:
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-il.n1fribute'4to Dale, a manwhose eaual is hard to find.
'.'l.i'.'lVoyal . understanding . . inspiring . . . cheerful
,Q.ftheseiia'rebut -a few of the words which describe such a man as
it ' iiiir, His sincerity and loyalty have leftan indelible imprint upon
the minds of members of the Howard Student Body e both today's
and yesterday's. His understanding and sense of fair play have
helped many astudent through a problem encountered during
his or her college stay. A ' A
A His inspiration and the cheer found in his manner exemplify
the ideal maturity toward which each student instinctively strives.
'Since 1941, many students have come to love, honor, and
admire this faithful component of the whole of college itself. Be-
cause he reveals the living "Spirit of Howard" we, the staff, dedi-
have our 1956 Entre Nous. 1 G
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