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Monday, April 9, 2012

This Just In: Footnote of the Day


Still a bachelor, with time to spend with his students outside the classroom, he was a popular teacher and even coached crew. In an enterprising but fruitless effort, he once tried to coach his crew from the air using a tiny airplane and a megaphone, but the engine noise drowned out his instructions. His imaginative failure drew some press attention.*


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* “Airplane Coaching Fails,” Washington Post, November 7, 1919.

1 comment:

moi said...

Imagine that!

I picture him in lots of tweed, too.