Milne Alumni March Newsletter
March 15, 2011

by Judy Koblintz Madnick, '61

Dear Milne Alumni and Supporters,

In this issue:

* More Memories
* Sad News


In response to last month's Freddy Freihofer memories:

From Barbara Richman, Milne '63: "I remember the Freddy Freihofer show. In fact, I was on the show when I was 4 yo. I also remember the 'squiggles.' A child would draw a line of some sort and Jim would make a picture out of it. In fact, I drew a squiggle when I was on the show."

From Jan Welt, '60: "I had the chocolate chip cookies on the show when I was 7. And I was constantly trying to emulate the drawings of Freddy, whom I always confused with Bugs Bunny."

Memories of faculty members, by Bob Abernethy, '48:

"I will never forget Dr. Carleton A. Moose. He was the greatest teacher I ever had at Milne, RPI, and the University of far! I remember his ongoing Biology experiment with the purebred black and white rats. They were in cages on the third floor. At one of the Crimson and White dances, my date and I went up there to find someone had let the rats out of the cages. Fortunately the doors to the stairs were closed so we were able to get the rats back into the cages with some help.... I also remember his extra-credit light-bulb test. He had multiple knife switches. He would open some, close some, and you were to predict which bulbs would be bright, dim, or not lit.

"I also remember Dr. Cochrane, our chaperone for the Journalism Conferences in New York City and Syracuse.... He let us skip the conferences and just party. Great guy! I think he was a paratrooper in WWII.

"I would like to hear from classmates. My best regards to all," Bob Abernethy, Class of 1948.


Please note that I rely upon the Albany Times Union and input from other alumni for this information, so if you become aware of someone who has passed away, please let me know. If a name is underlined, it represents a link to the obituary. Many obituaries are available free for a limited time only.

William deProsse, '48, passed away on March 9, 2011. Bill was the brother of Jeanne DE PROSSE Akers, '45. The funeral home has set up a memorial website at so you can post memories or pictures.

Thanks to all of you for your interest in Milne Alumni activities.

Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61

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