Education: The Defector

Except for a few facts about his professional background, few of his colleagues ever got to know very much about the solemn, sullen associate professor in engineering that St. Louis University hired in the summer of '54. Born in the Ukraine, Orest Stephen Makar, 47, had taught in Warsaw and Munich before coming to the U.S. in 1949. He was a specialist in photogrammetry,* worked for the U.S. Interior Department's Geodetic Survey, later got limited security clearance for a job at the White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico. By the time he arrived in St. Louis, he and...

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