"Pepicelli" by James Buechler '55, a short story published in the May issue of the "Advocate" last year, has been awarded the second place in the O. Henry Prize Contest.
The $200 prize-winning story will be published along with 15 others by Doubleday in its thirty-sixth annual volume of O. Henry Prize Stories.
Buechler, who was president of the "Advocate" for six months last year, studied under Archibald MacLeish, Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory,, and Albert J. Guerard, professor of English, and is currently traveling in Europe.
His work was called "astonishingly fine" by publishers Paul Engle and Hansford Martin.
Dickenson Poems Win
The Belknap Press, a unit of the University Press, last week received the fourteenth annual Carey-Thomas Award for the planning and "successful launching of "The Poems of Emily Dickenson," a three volume work edited by Thomas H. Johnson.