Post-Graduate Work at 2029 Maple Street
In 1945, a student at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University was given an assignment to write a feature story about five Arkansas men who had attended Northwestern. The Traveler reprinted the story in its following form:
By Inez McKillip
Three Arkansans traveled to Northwestern university for graduate work at the Medill School of Journalism.
These men were sent to Evanston by W.J. Lemke, a Medill graduate, now head of the School of Journalism at the University of Arkansas.
Ernie Deane, now an army major, was the first graduate student sent by Lemke. He had a newspaper job before entering the service, and is now with Patton’s army in Germany, writing a history of the 3rd army.
Major Ellsworth Chunn, the second of these students was head of the journalism department at Tulsa before the war. He was captured at Corregidor, went through the death march on Bataan, and was a Japanese prisoner for three and a half years.
Gene Farmer, the third Arkansas university graduate, worked on the Cedar Rapids, Ia., Gazette, first as a reporter, then as city editor. Recently he joined the news staff of Life magazine in New York.
A fourth Arkansas man, Otis E. Hays Jr., followed their footsteps to Medill this year.
When Lemke was a student at Northwestern, he lived at 2029 Maple street.
Deane lived at 2029 Maple street.
Chunn lived at 2029 Maple street.
Farmer lived at 2029 Maple street.
But 2029 Maple street has been sold and the new owners do not take roomers. That’s all right with Otis Hays because he didn’t want to live in a man’s boarding house. He’s married.
Arkansas Traveler. December 7, 1945