Education: Tommy Arkle

A tall, spare, white-haired man with a bushy white mustache was carried into a Chicago hospital last November to undergo a serious operation. Flowers, letters, telegrams began arriving for him. "Who is this guy?" asked an attendant. Replied another: "Guess he's a gangster."

No gangster, Thomas Arkle Clark held until last week a job he invented and made famous: dean of men at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, Ill), Graduate of Illinois (1890), onetime professor of rhetoric, onetime acting dean of the College of Literature & Arts, he became in 1909 the first U.S....

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