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