Four Ts and a B
These Tufts cheerleaders leave no room for doubt about the fate
of the competition. Can you date this photo, describe where it was
taken and on what occasion? Submit answers to: Greg Colati, University
Archives, Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, 617-627-3737,
Look for the answer in the next issue.
Photo Quiz Answer
"I'm the kid in the high chair," emailed Wally Wulfeck
of San Diego in response to our Kitchen Mates quiz (Summer).
Wally reports that the photo was taken about 1948 in the Stearns
Village apartments, housing Tufts provided for married students.
Shown are his mother, Harriette Knowlton Wulfeck, J45, and his father,
Joseph W. Wulfeck, A45. Joseph earned his PhD from the University
of Rochester, then returned to Tufts as a professor in the Department
of Psychology. He passed away in 1978; Harriette lives in Santa
Harriette remembers that:
"It was a little chilly--the snow piled up to the windows--but
it was a very friendly place. We were all in the same boat and were
grateful that we had a place to live." Also, thanks to the
alumni who fondly remember Stearns Village accommodations on College
Avenue, where the new sports and convocation center now stands.
Among respondents were Charles Naas, F50, "It certainly looks
like the kitchen where my wife cooked gourmet meals (etc., etc.)
from a monthly stipend from the GI Bill of $120," he writes.
"That amount of money certainly went a long way then. A great
spirit existed among all the residents of Stearns Village and none
of us ever felt anything but very fortunate to have the GI Bill
covering educational and living expenses."
Also, thanks to Dr. Malcolm Hunt, A47, M51, Bill Blanker, A49,
Irv Schneider, A50, Erling Hustvedt, A47, Francis Faustine, A52,
and Marianne Knowlton, G65. The temporary housing community was
constructed by Tufts to alleviate the housing shortages that daunted
veterans and their families returning to the college on the GI Bill
It consisted of 12 buildings, housing 80 apartments. At first,
preference for occupancy was given to graduate students, with a
few undergraduate veterans included. Later, junior faculty members,
unable to secure housing, were admitted to the residences. Rent
ranged from $22.50 to $30.75 a month for a unit, depending on its
size. An additional $3.00-$5.50 was charged if the tenants wanted
furnishings included. The village was torn down in 1955.