McClintock suggested to Stern several research assistant possibilities that likely would not be subject to the military draft
during World War II.
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1942-08-23 (August 23, 1942)
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Curt Stern Papers
Reproduced with permission of the Curt Stern Papers, American Philosophical Society.
Controlling Elements: Cold Spring Harbor, 1942-1967
Box Number: 3
Folder Number: 3
August 23, 1942.
I have your letter asking for information about an assistant. You probably realize that many of the good people have been
grabbed up but your job offers a bit more than most and you may be able to get somebody. The only man I could think of who
would not be subject to draft is Arne Sparrow who is now on a fellowship with Sax at Harvard. He would fit your requirements
very well. Herschel Roman, who took his degree at Missouri and who has a National Research Fellowship to work at Cal. Tech.,
is another possibility. He is Jewish which might cause some conflict in the department--as you already know. However, he is
a fine person and has the qualifications that you desire. Eileen Sutton, whom you know, would be a possibility but she is
taking a position, for the year only, at McGill. You might keep her in mind for a future job. However, the job should offer
some possibilities for advancement.
I forgot to mention that Herschel Roman has a wife and child which would probably keep him out of the draft.
At the moment, I can not think of any other possibilities but should someone come to mind, I will drop you a line.
Mabel Nebel has just been here for a visit for a few hours. Her situation is very tragic but she is doing a splendid job of
adjustment. It is too bad that vision and realization comes so late in life. If you see Bernie, give him my best but--would
rather you not mention Mabel's visit.