Education: Goodbye, Messrs. Chips

Each year, U.S. schools and colleges must say goodbye to many a famed & favorite teacher. Among 1949's retirements:

Smith College's Eleanor Shipley Duckett, 68, crisp, brisk author and scholar of Latin and medieval literature (Anglo-Saxon Saints and Scholars; Gateway to the Middle Ages) whose Latin 28 was one of Smith's most uncut classes. A D.Lit. from the University of London, Miss Duckett for years shared a trim white house with her West Highland white terrier Gregory (named after Gregory the Great) and Novelist Mary Ellen Chase (Silas Crockett, The Bible and the Common...

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