J. Richard Vander
Putten, B.S. in E.
all things, Manhattan the Maker of Men develops in her
products a spirit of loyalty and cooperation rarely
encountered in this cynical age. In this regard, she
received a head start with Dick and the results could not
help but stand out. In the laboratory or lecture room,
while performing experiments or after a tough struggle
with "dat ole debbil" Structures, many a
beleaguered classmate has listened gratefully as with
characteristic directness, he cleared up some point which
the instructor's more t ethnical language left obscure.
Nor with this same need for a clear explanation in view,
would he hesitate to request of the professor explanation
of a statement beyond his own grasp."
"This spirit of
loyalty colored his four years of cross-country. From his
first race, when as a Freshman he brought in the winning
score against the Fordharn Frosh, to his final bow as a
Senior, he was wholeheartedly a team man."
"We have no better
way of judging the future, says the proverb, than the
past. On what has gone before, we expect to see Dick
promoting something new in the future. Perhaps it will be
a radical departure from previous engineering practice;
perhaps if will be nothing more unusual than a new
contracting company. At any rate we're betting on it
The Manhattanite 1932
New York, New York
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Cross Country 1, 2. 3, 4: Track 1, 2: A. S. C. E.;
Newton Mathematical Society; Transit Club-, Spike
Shoe Club; K. D. C.7 Brooklyn-Long Island Club.