LaRue Wentz, a niece of the late Ed Jordan, put together a display of his artwork for Patti’s Main Street Coffee House in New Castle, Colo., in April. Ed taught at several universities from 1928-48, including the University of Washington, the University of California-Berkeley, Harvard University, the University of Illinois-Urbana, and Bennington College. In 1934, he built a mass spectrograph, an atom-weighing machine that was the largest and most powerful of its kind. He was asked to participate in the Manhattan Project to develop the first atomic bomb, but declined because of the bomb’s intended use. Due to exposure to radiation, his health was compromised, and he returned to New Castle to research Ute Indian trails and make rubbings of petroglyphs. He regained his health and began creating art and poetry. He died in 1996.
Robert “Pat” Mailhouse and his wife Joyce, son Rob, and daughter Emily watched his granddaughter Shannon Mailhouse Dunn ’10 graduate from CC in May.
Henry C. Klingman offers younger alumni three observations gleaned from a long life: “1.) There is no such thing as a free lunch. 2.) The CC experience does not diminish in its effect on your life over the years. For some it is a milestone marker; for me a cornerstone. 3.) The only aspiration for mankind is universal love. History has shown us the dichotomous Love/Hate pattern breeds War/Peace. It doesn’t work to bring about our most basic desire: Happiness. Time for us to try something else.”
Anita Bellwood Walker reports that she is living in Two Harbors, Minn., and is blessed with a large family (see photo, left). After attending CC, she graduated as a registered nurse from Children’s Hospital in Denver in 1953.
Diana “Denny” Amsden, Ph.D., lives in southern California, where she is writing “Mother Love and Sacrifice,” a study of Amish psychology, family abuse, and sociopathy beneath the police radar. She began college at age 15 and graduated at age 19 with highest honors. She has six degrees, including one from Harvard. Her major interests have been anthropology, archaeology, architecture, and art history. She was on a university faculty, served as a corporate vice president, and did research for the TV series “Quincy, M.E.” She designed four adobe homes in New Mexico and looks forward to designing her own family compound. Her “Index to Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’” is available on Amazon.com.