East Yorker David Levin became exemplary elder

As part of a recent tour of historic East York, guide and East York native Dan Meckley provided a copy of the East Ender.
He and fellow Hiestand School eighth-grader David Levin teamed up to edit the newsletter-like publication.
As a sign of the times, The East Ender published individual eighth-grade test scores that showed all 15 class members graduated to the next grade at Phineas Davis school.
Levin signed his list of bequeaths – “Charles Lambert’s ability to blow off hot air (through the clarinet) to Walter Grim” – “David Levin.DU.MB.” …


Well, David Levin wasn’t dumb. He scored above all other eighth-graders in the tests reported by his newspaper. He went to Harvard and taught English for years at the University of Virginia. (See his bibliography at http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/LEVIN/levbib.html.)
His book, “Exemplary Elders,” gives insight about growing up in East York in the 1920s and 1930s.

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. East Region Editor, Digital First Media. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.
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One Response to East Yorker David Levin became exemplary elder

  1. John Getz says:

    I’m still kicking and living in Vero Beach FL.
    Jo Grove died and I remarried.
    John Getz

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