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S€ENE Breakthrough Wading into an icy Colorado lake in February is hardly the standard treatment for a man suffering from a sore throat and a lingering cold. But Jack Berry, senior in our Denver office, did so without hesitation last February 17 and rescued two little girls in danger of drowning. It was a fortunate coincidence that Jack was nearby when the youngsters got into trouble. He had decided that morning to stay home to get the rest he needed to fight off his persistent cold. Shortly after lunchtime he answered the doorbell and found a boy about age five at the door, his eyes as big as saucers. The child was obviously very excited, but he asked Jack in a clear, composed voice to please come down to the lake and save two girls who had fallen through the ice. He pointed to Webster Lake, not far away. Jack rushed his daughter to a neighbor's house, asked the neighbor to call the fire department, then ran down to the lake. He saw two little girls out some distance from the shore, deep in the water, trying to hold onto thin ice. Jack waded out toward them in the unfrozen part of the lake, then broke through the last five feet of thin ice to reach the girls. The water at that point came well up on his chest. Jack lifted up the two girls, one under each arm, and struggled back to safety. He took them to his neighbor, who undressed them, dried them off and wrapped them in blankets. Meanwhile, Jack went back to the lake, still soaking wet, to await the firemen and notify them that the children were safe. The girls who had walked out on the thin ice were sisters, ages four and six. Luckily Jack had the strength and height to reach them quickly. He is an athletic man, who stands about six feet tall, weighs 200 lbs., and has played some baseball with his H&S colleagues. They didn't see him at the office the day after his rest was interrupted, because he decided to stay home another day to fight that cold But the entire city saw Jack's picture a few days later in (he Denver Post under the banner heading: "New Faces in the Denver Post Gallery of Fame " He also received a special citation from the Adams County Sheriff's Department. • The graduate Among all the degrees and diplomas awarded this past spring to H&S people and members of their families, the PhD taken by Maurice S. Newman at New York University must rank among the most unusual. After all, how many people in CPA firms can you call "Doctor"? Maurice, Executive Office partner, has been in EO since early 1964 concentrating on the use of advanced mathematical techniques in auditing, He is a close colleague of Ken Stringer and others in the Firm applying statistics and economics to the practice of auditing. Maurice functions as a consulting statistician to several of our larger clients and also as an in-house theoretician to our staff auditors. His path to the PhD degree in business administration started early in 1964, when Maurice, who had been with our MAS group in Chicago, came to Executive Office on a temporary basis. For some months he commuted East for the working week, returning home to his family in Chicago on weekends "Soon I found that I had seen all the shows I wanted to," he recalled recently, "so I signed up for a course at NYU, just to give me something to do in the evenings. I was particularly attracted to courses in economics and money" One thing led to another, and one course to the next When the Firm made his assignment at the EO permanent, the Maurice Newman family (wife Ann and six children) moved to Ridgewood, New Jersey, in the summer of 1965, and the H&S scholar kept right on. Most of the time he carried a two-course load at the NYU Graduate School of Business Administration, just a short walk from EO in the financial district of New York. Much of his course reading was accomplished on the commuter train between Ridgewood and New York. 27
Newman, Maurice S.
Harrington, Emmett S.
Aldrich, Richard S.
Haskins & Sells. Denver Office
Haskins & Sells. Executive Office
Haskins & Sells. San Francisco Office
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H&S Reports, Vol. 09, (1972 summer), p. 27-29
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