As to the Fall 2022 issue, a couple of comments. The Open Door is very interesting, particularly so for what I cannot find in it. I see a 20th century portable typewriter but no computer keyboard or monitor or smartphone! Does Prof. Franco truly not possess such things?
The ’Burg piece refers to the Custer carriage house and Omer Custer as an Illinois state treasurer and president of Purington Brick. But he was much more: president of one of the Galesburg banks, an investor in other businesses, publisher of the Register-Mail (R-M) and with three descendants who also were R-M publishers, son-in-law Les Pritchard, grandson Bill Pritchard, and great-grandson John Pritchard, a recent mayor of Galesburg. Bill and John both attended Knox. Bill was barely in his 20s when Les died and then Bill died before reaching 40. That is if my 90-year-old memory is correct.
—James (Jim) Dunlevey ’54