Letters to the Editor

Golden Gaels Snubbed

Dear Editors,
Is it not hard to believe that of the eight individuals selected to discuss the Ayers visit on campus, there was absolutely no representation from the 1940’s and 1950’s alumni? The College draws so much support from these alumni, and I am certain you heard from many prior to your assembling the Seminar.

We were thinking long before the Seminar Program began, and fortunately we are still thinking clearly now. It is a shame that none of us were heard.

Donald J. Cariani ’58, Regent Emeritus
Los Gatos

Recognition Missing

Dear Editors,
Regarding the story “Integral Program Awarded National Accreditation” (spring ’09), I was surprised that Ronald McArthur ’49 wasn’t mentioned as the founder of Thomas Aquinas College in California.

According to that college’s newsletter, McArthur, who taught philosophy and was a tutor in the Integral Program for 13 years, joined with six other professors from Saint Mary’s and another colleague to become the nucleus of Thomas Aquinas College.

Bob Kozlowski ’50
San Francisco

At Last

Tony Martin '34.

Dear Editors,
It was about time that someone wrote a story about Tony Martin (spring ’09). You should have printed the picture of him rooting the Gaels on at football games. That’s how most of us remember him. That’s when he was the big star of MGM pictures.

I also remember seeing his prime-time TV show, shown nationwide, that featured pictures of Saint Mary’s College’s campus and Chapel. Not many have done so much.

Eldon Anderson ’51
Castro Valley

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