The day after federal investigators began questioning Unabomber suspect Ted Kaczynski, the search for background information led the FBI and a herd of reporters to Dartmouth anthropology professor Dale Eickelman '64, a junior-high classmate from the Chicago suburb of Evergreen Park. Eickelman says he and Kaczynski made bombs together, blowing up weeds and a garbage can.

Prof-to-be Eickelman '64(above) didn't know Kaczynski(top) was learning a skill.

("We used to play chess together," Eickelman says he told reporters, "but no one wanted to talk about that.") Eickelman, who last saw Kaczynski in 1959, says he never suspected that his bomb-making childhood friend was behind the Unabomber's 18-year spree.