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Recollections (13 pp. typescript) based on dictation that Cornelius
Betten, dean of the Cornell University faculty (1932-45), gave to Mrs.
Argetsinger while she was his secretary or on statements that he made following
their marriage, describing how hotelman John McFarlane Howie, Howard B. Meeks,
Betten, professors of home economics Beulah Blackmore, Flora Rose, and Martha
Van Rensselaer, and others contributed to the establishment of the School of
Hotel Administration at Cornell; how financial problems of the Cornell
Cosmopolitan Club and Leonard Elmhirst's friendship with Dorothy Straight led
to the founding of Willard Straight Hall; and how President Edmund Ezra Day was
unsuccessful in an attempt to abolish the hygiene requirement at Cornell. Also,
several anecdotes concerning the entomological research of Betten and Professor
James Needham and the friendship of the two men.