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A. Sue Weisler

Wilma and Thomas Nantka pose with the 1950 Techmila, which was RIT’s first yearbook with a photo on the cover. The photo featured Mary Lou Hawkins O’Connor ’50 and Thomas’ roommate, Clarence Hurtubise ’50, leaving for the 1950 winter dance. Thomas, the editor, wanted his girlfriend in the photo but a senior had to be featured, so he placed Wilma in the background looking out the window behind the couple. She was cropped out of the photo at the request of her dorm mother, who thought it was improper.

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