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032_Cornell Professor, Once Retired, to Resume Work


032_Cornell Professor, Once Retired, to Resume Work


This newspaper article announces Charles Keyes plans to resume teaching at Cornell College after his retirement the previous spring.


Baker, Marjorie




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Cornell Professor, Once Retired, to Resume Work. By Marjorie Baker Mt. Vernon - You can't keep a good man down. Dr. Charles R. Keyes, although he announced his retirement from the Cornell faculty last spring, will resume his teaching in February of 1942, collaborating with Dr. J. Harold Ennis in a course in anthropology. This course will deal with the early cultures of different peoples, with the different racial types, and consider generally the development of man from early pre-historic times. Dr. Keyes' special contribution to this course will be in the field of Indian archaeology. He will deal with the pre-historic Indian of the Middle West and of Iowa in particular. "Cornell's Mr. Chips, " a nomenclature which has stuck to Dr. Keyes since the dean of the college, jay B. MacGregor, used it last year, will receive a cordial welcome by all students who have been in his classes and felt his kindly sense of humor and genuine interest in their welfare. Annual Health Tips Many students will remember his annual warning about colds, "It's been pretty damp and chilly lately, and all of you are liable to be catching the common germ that's going the rounds. The best advice I can offer is to keep your nose and throat sprayed." And it is hard to remember the time when Dr. Keyes ever missed a class on account of illness. Another favorite bit of advice, which he offered usually after he had been straining his eyes correcting exam papers written in pencil, was on the matter of taking care of a fountain pen: "Many people do not realize that is a pen is going to act right in an emergency (e.g., and examination0 it has to be given the proper treatment. Don't forget that your fountain pen needs a bath too, at regular intervals, I've had this pen of mine for 20 years and it's never given me a bit of trouble." His advice was always practical and to the point. Versatile Scholar. Dr. Keyes, who last year concluded his thirty-eighth year as Cornell's professor of German language and literature, is a scholar of reputed versatility. He has been the state archaeologist of Iowa for a number of years, is without doubt one of the best ornothologists in the state, and is also working on the use of rhyme and alliteration in German and English prose. Dr. Keyes, the father of two children, has a distinguished record to his credit which includes education at Cornell college, from which he received his bachelor of philosophy degree in 1894; a master's degree and Ph.D degree from Harvard; and special study in Germany, with seminar work on the archaeology of western Europe. Articles Published He has had numerous articles published in his special field of archaeology, and much of his illustrative material will be used in Bent's "Life History of North American Birds, ' 13 volumes of which have now been printed, with more to come. Dr. Ennis and Dr. Keyes have made numerous records on the Great Horned Owl, Keyes having watched this bird for a period of 40 years