A Clarkson Mosaic - page 189

Franklin Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term as US President. Winston Churchill's first
speech as British Prime Minister promised nothing but "blood, toil, tears, and sweat." Hitler's
armies overran Denmark, Norway, The Netherlands, Belgium, and France. On June 13, France
declared Paris to be an "Open City." Over 300,000 Allied troops were evacuated from Dunkirk.
America began its first peacetime draft lottery calling up civilians for one year's military
service. The census showed a US population of 131 million. In summer, the Lake Washington
Floating Bridge (on concrete pontoons) was opened near Seattle; in the fall, the Tacoma,
Washington, suspension bridge over the Narrows collapsed. Hemingway published
For Whom
The Bells Toll.
Britain launched the 85,000-ton liner, Queen Elizabeth. The Federal
Communications Commission developed rules governing commercial television service. About
30 million American homes had radios.
Fantasia, The Mark of Zorro, The Grapes of Wrath
were the year's big movie attractions.
•Personnel Changes
•Placement Bureau
•Lowell Herron
•Cigarette Poll
•Ham Radio
Who's Who
•On Campus
•Student Killed
•All-girl Band
•Other Sports
•"Ted" Ramsdell
•Delta Chi Sigma
•Clarkson Barns Burned
•Student Opinions
•The Draft
•Three-year Engineers
•Student Costs
Personnel Changes.
President Thomas resigned effective June 15, when John Ross assumed
the presidency of Clarkson. The two deanships of administration and engineering were
Lowell Herron.
Lowell Herron joined the faculty in the business administration department.
After graduating from Kent State University in 1938, Lowell Herron obtained his master of arts
degree from the State University of Iowa, and attended Ohio State University for advanced
work on his doctorate.
He joined the Clarkson faculty in 1940 as an instructor in business administration, and
was promoted to assistant professor in 1943. He was named full professor and chairman of the
business administration department in 1944. He did industrial consulting and training for Alcoa,
New York Air Brake Co., Raquette River Paper Co., and Central New York Power Corporation
in the fields of time and motion study, job analysis and evaluation, production planning, and
personnel management. He also edited
The Clarkson Letter,
a monthly publication devoted to a
discussion of economic problems.
In 1954, with the help of Assistant Professor Harry Waters, he began the new program
of Industrial Distribution. Later he became department chairman, assistant to the president,
dean of the faculty, dean of the College, acting president in 1962-63, and then vice president
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