Henry: Jack Halpern did that beautiful mechanistic work on rhodium you mentioned.
Me: Yes I know. It was pure blind luck that Chuck Casey handed me those papers by Jack--before I even knew how to read them. That guy could write. You know, I almost went to work for him.
Henry: Did you know I helped him get that job at Chicago? I knew him from Canada...back when he was at UBC in Vancouver. He called me up in '62, asking if I could help him find a job. I said, "why don't you apply here?"
Jack said, "there's a position at Chicago?"
Me: You hired him?
Henry: No, he replaced me! I hadn't told anyone yet but I was moving to Stanford.