Word came from Bill Bingham's office yesterday afternoon that Thomas W. Stephenson '37, director of Publicity and assistant to the Director of Athletics, had resigned to become associated with the Public Relations Department of the du Pont Company in Wilmington, Delaware on February 24.
His successor in the athletic publicity department will be Arthur Wild '25, who as director of the University News Office has been winning the good will of Boston city editors towards the non-athletic departments of Harvard for many years. Stephenson's duties as Bill Bingham's assistant will be taken over for the present time by other members of the Athletic Association staff.
From Wilmington, Delaware, Stephenson was made director of Publicity and editor of the H.A.A. news on September 1, 1939 and was named assistant to the Director of Athletics last fall. He wrote anywhere from two to six articles in the average H.A.A. News, using varying by-lines--Silas French, Arthur Palmer, and even Tom Stephenson.
A lion among ladies, this soft-spoken Southerner found it very easy to get along with the female members of the H.A.A. staff especially before he announced his engagement about a month ago.
When he takes over from Stephenson, Wild will be in charge of all University publicity, superintending the work of two assistants in the News Office in the basement of University Hall and directing a sizeable staff in the H.A.A. He had been a reporter for five years on the Chicago Daily News prior to taking charge of the News Office, and before that had worked on newspapers in Miami and San Francisco