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Middlebury, and Brockport. However, that 4-3 record does not truly reveal the talent of the
team, for three of the victories were shutouts.
Hank Hodge's baseball team racked up a 10-6 record, climaxing the season by winning
both ends of the doubleheader played against St. Lawrence as the final games of the season just
before Commencement. In the first of those games, Cliff Shute relieved pitcher Frank Gorman
to earn the 7-6 win; in the second, Gorman came back to pitch a "one-hitter" to win the game 8-
Even though the basketball's won-lost record of 6-12 appeared dismal, individual
players revealed their skills well. Playing for the first season in the new Alumni Gym, Dave
Olmsted established two Clarkson records during the season by breaking the record for the
most points in any one game and for the season.
Campus Items
. A special fall convocation on
The Maturing Student: Responsible Citizenship
featured speakers Dwayne Orton and Daniel Polling. Tuition
was $800 for engineering and
$750 for others. Fall enrollment showed 1,365
students: 518 freshmen, 363 sophomores, 277
juniors, 199 seniors, six graduate,
and two special students. ME had the greatest number of
students at 342; EE had
336; CE, 196; ChE, 169; Chemistry, 34; Business Administration, 163;
ID, 96;
and Physics, 29.
. The seventh Clarkson fraternity, Zeta Nu, was approved by COSO on February
25. It chose the colors of navy blue and white. Its 31 charter members moved into their new
house at 74 Elm Street. It moved later to the former home of Director of Student Activities
William M. King at 27 Main Street.
Triangle, the eighth fraternity, was approved in March. David Bulman, a transfer
student from Cornell University and a member of Triangle there, began investigating the
possibilites of establishing a chapter at Clarkson. With a nucleus of six men, the first meeting
was held on January 31, 1956, in the physics building. Membership increased in both spring
and fall semesters so that by fall 1956, 11 men moved into Holcroft Hall as a temporary chapter
house. A year later, they moved into the second floor of the Montgomery Ward Store [now
Evans and White Hardware Store] on Fall Island, recently vacated by Theta Chi fraternity. In
November 1958, it bought the "old Lenney House" at 29 Bay Street. That house had been built
as a home, but after the west wing was added around 1870, it was converted into a church.
Theta Chi purchased and moved into the William Benjamin home at 18 Elm
Hecker Retired
. A long-term and popular professor retired in the spring. Charles Hecker, head
of the chemistry and chemical engineering department from 1933 until 1954, had decided to
remain active as a teacher for two more years after turning 65, and retired in 1956.
A remarkable man with a thirst for learning, this Ohio-born teacher received his
undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and his master's degree in chemistry from
Illinois, a degree from Carnegie Tech in electrical engineering, and, in his words, "Three
summers at Columbia University majoring in `Higher Education.'" He possessed BA, MA,
ChE, and PhD degrees. He had worked for eight years as a Materials and Process Engineer for
Westinghouse Electric Company, five for Rohm and Haas as a Division Manager, all before
arriving on the Clarkson campus in 1929. Active in the American Chemical Society, and the
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