McNees' Bicker Story Wins Prize
John E. McNees '60 of Eliot House and Kansas City, Kansas, has been awarded the 1958 Dana Reed Prize for distinguished undergraduate writing, for his CRIMSON feature on "The Quest at Princeton for the Cocktail Soul," an essay on Bicker.
The article, published on February 21, was based on observations of this winter's Bicker, and was called by one judge, "a remarkable piece of social commentary,...handsomely written." Judges of this year's entries were Cass Canfield, chairman of the editorial board of Harper and Bros., novelist William Styron, and Meyer Berger, reporter on the New York Times.
The prize is named for Dana Reed, former executive editor of the CRIMSON and chairman of the 1943-44 Harvard Album, who was lost in action during the World War II at the age of 21.
For the first time in several years, no honorable mention was made.