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En Garde! Fencing Comes to Wesleyan April 1941

IWU fencing, 1941.

In the spring of 1941, fencing became the newest sport on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus. Seen here are Prof. R.M. Chase giving pointers (pun intended) to Russell Stickney (left) and Bill Trierweiler. Looking on is Robert Lucey, captain of the fencing group. It was said that in his undergraduate days, Prof. Chase was a champion “in the foils.”

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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