Education: Northwestern Harvest

Seven million dollars—the largest gift to higher education since George Eastman left 14 Kodak millions to the University of Rochester in 1932—fell last week into the lap of Chicago's Northwestern University. To Northwesterners the— size of the gift was no more gratifying than the donor, the late Roger Deering of the third generation of Chicago's famed, harvester- making Deering family. Roger's grandfather, William Deering of Maine, was nearing 50 when he visited the Midwest, found his old friend Elijah Gammon struggling with throat trouble and a manufacturing concession for Marsh harvesters. Elijah...

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