Professor William Murphy from Union College gave the Class of 1928 Lecture on "The Wanderings of the Yeatses: The Early Years of W. B. Yeats."   The editor of the letters of John Butler Yeats, the father of the Irish poet, Murphy was also the author of a biography of the elder Yeats, Prodigal Father: The Life of John Butler Yeats  (1978) that was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1979.