A Williams history question.

I have a friend who swears that there was at one time a custom, among Social Register-types who had affiliations with Williams, of pronouncing the name of the college as “Weems.”

Is this true? If so, what is the back story on this odd practice?

P.S. The anecdote that claims to corroborate this practice dates back to the mid-60’s; it would have already been an anachronism at that point. Perhaps a Williams history/trivia buff can help out here?

I have no idea. But surely a social register type like Frank Uible ’59 will be able to help out.

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