My anthropologist friend and I head up the book sale for the Friends of Carbondale Public Library. It is a labor of love. We love books and we love to get them into the hands of people who will love them, too. Although I spent a dozen hours this weekend dealing with the sale and the people who come to the sale, I did manage to find some GLO connections. These are but a small sampling of the GLO connections I found while straightening up the books.
Jim Davis, Garfield’s “Dad,” is a Theta Xi.
Carl Bode, who wrote a definitive biography of H. L. Mencken, was a member of Alpha Tau Omega.
Jane Porter is a Pi Beta Phi.
Some paintings came our way to sell. This is one of Tennessee Williams.
Doris Kearns Goodwin is a member of Delta Delta Delta.
Art Linkletter was an Alpha Tau Omega. While a student at San Diego State University, he was a member of a local, Tau Delta Chi, which later became the Epsilon Chi chapter of ATO. He was initiated as an alumnus in 1950. He enjoyed meeting ATO brothers across the country and played a large role in the fraternity’s centennial in 1965.
James Thurber was a Phi Kappa Psi.
This book about astronauts had these two female astronauts on the same page. One joined a National Panhellenic Conference organization and the other did not, although many people think to the contrary. The sorority woman is Judith Resnick, Alpha Epsilon Phi, and not Sally Ride, who did not belong to any NPC group.
A collection of old magazines was donated. This cover from 1967 shows the Apollo 1 astronauts who were killed in a cabin fire. Pictured are Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Edward H. White II, and Roger B. Chafee. White was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma.
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