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listen intently to tour guide Andrew Shaw '02
Rieber was a very handsome, imposing gentleman with white hair,
and he always wore a beautiful gray suit," Goldman says. "One
thing I'll always remember about him: He once said that the mark
of a gentleman is cleaning the washbasin after using it in the lavatory."
the Pioneers approach Dickson Plaza, the green swatch bounded by
the campus' four original buildings - Powell Library and Royce,
Kinsey and Haines halls - the emotion bubbles. "This looks
familiar," Goldman says, smiling ear to ear. "Now I know
where I am."
Powell Library, the Pioneers are given a tour by College Librarian
Eleanor Mitchell, who offers them both a glimpse of the old and
a peek at the future. They warmly touch the old brick walls in the
basement that were once the exterior of the building. They check
out the 24-hour study rooms and the College Library Instructional
Computing Commons. "When we were here, we never even learned
to use a typewriter," Moss exclaims.
IS LUNCHTIME at the Faculty Center. During their meal, the Pioneers
reminisce about classes they took at UCLA and it is easy to imagine
one is listening to a group of 18-year-old freshmen chatting about
their professors. One of the most memorable instructors was Evalyn
Thomas, a woman given to wearing heavy white face powder, high-collared
dresses and who taught Shakespeare, Greek drama and public speaking
and directed the school's annual Greek drama.
remember our voice lessons in Evalyn Thomas' class: 'ma-za-ska-ah,'
" Balthis enunciates. "She always used to make us practice
was weird," Moss interjects.
I liked her," Goldman says.
was so far away and long ago," Moss adds.
like yesterday!" Balthis says.