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Published in the April6, 2011, issue


Miners? Farmers? No, they’re Princeton students pictured with one of the most popular professors ever to walk the campus. The five men are shown while on a canoe trip in Canada during the summer of 1921. At far right is Walter Phelps Hall, who taught history from 1913 to 1952 and acquired the nickname “Buzzer” because of his noisy, early-vintage hearing aid. The tall fellow at center is Charles C.J. Carpenter ’21, who was the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Champion in the unlimited weight class and captain of Princeton’s team. Carpenter, whose son, the Rev. Douglas M. Carpenter ’55, provided the photo, wrestled world heavyweight professional Ed “Strangler” Lewis two months before his graduation and won by decision. Charles Carpenter later became the Episcopal bishop of Alabama. Perhaps some other children of alumni can identify the three additional young men.

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