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Fifties

50 Class Secretary: Lois Keniston Penney, 75 Hickory Hill Rd., Kensington, CT 06037-1209Class President: George M. Gamble, Jr., One Wyeth Rd., Hanover, NH 03755-2301

Next Reunion in 2000.

51 Class Secretary: Dorothy Webb Quimby, P.O. Box 417, Unity, ME 04988-0417Co-Class Presidents: Wilfred and Melissa Meigs Barbeau, 1 Grove St., Barrington, RI 02806-1921

Next Reunion in 1997. Your Class Secretary is too modest to send us the article, “Quintessential Quimby,” from her local paper. Thanks to our clipping service, we include the following excerpt: “The stereotypical librarian is usually shown as an ill-tempered, conservatively dressed spinster who rules her library with an iron fist and constant `shushing.’ Apparently no one ever told Unity College’s head librarian, Dot Quimby, about this kind of role model.” So wrote Jason Johnson in The Republican Journal of June 1. We might add that our other Bates graduates who are librarians do not fit that stereotype either! Dot has built up the library from a single room in 1976 to a building used by college and townspeople alike. She says she’s probably the noisiest person there. Dot keeps track of alumni, is a surrogate mother to homesick students, and has found time to serve on local committees, to say nothing of climbing Mt. Katahdin and Mt. Washington, rappelling down a cliff, and canoeing the Penobscot River. We reported earlier her honorary degree from Unity College in 1985. This year the Trustees have named her professional home the Dorothy Webb Quimby Library. We congratulate her!

52 Class Secretary: Marjorie Schumacher Clark, 2 Thompson Ln., Durham, NH 03824-3021Class President: Norman E. Brackett, 13 Pillsbury Dr., Scarborough, ME 04074-9253

Next Reunion in 1997.

53 Class Secretary: Ronald Clayton, 65 Willow Grove, Brunswick, ME 04011-9795Class President: Richard F. Coughlin, 47 Wildwood Dr., Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1162

Next Reunion in 1997.

54 Class Secretary: Jonas Klein, N. Bay Rd., P.O. Box 418, Georgetown, ME 04548-0418Class President: Neil A. Toner, 1070 Summer Ave., Springfield, MA 01118-2150

Next Reunion in 2000. In Lewiston Roscoe Fales is “still happily practicing law with no intention of retiring.” He’s enjoying family, especially son Thomas, nine, with “passing the old football around,” a new tree house, baseball cards…. From Hong Kong, Dwight “Gimp” Harvie sends greetings and a couple of great photos from Reunion. The Harvies traveled with their daughter to New England last June to look at colleges, Bates included. Gimp maintains his Maine roots with a place “down to” East Boothbay…. Since retiring in 1988 after thirty years with Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co., Frank Hine has been a consultant two days a week for his former employer. He has retired from the U.S. Navy Reserve with the rank of Commander. Frank volunteered as the coordinator for New Britain’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, an organization that completes federal and state tax returns for low-income and retired persons. Frank and Noreen plan to continue to live in their Wethersfield, Connecticut, home as empty-nesters. Children David ’78, Priscilla, and Steven live within twenty miles of the family and “bring much joy to the old folks.”…Our other Hong Kong resident, Dick Melville, reports a Christmas home leave to their new Damariscotta, Maine, farm with a cozy house and a large barn. The whole family made it for the holidays and “Mel” even managed to get a new barn floor laid down. Back home, Dick continues as an investment counsel with his firm, Melville Associates, providing advice and guidance to the People’s Republic of China, the private sector development programme of the United Nations, and others…. Looking for a house in the Duxbury, Massachusetts, area? Marilyn Skelton Patch is putting her house on the market and it’s a “no-fun job.” She has lived there for twenty-seven years. She has also spent time on Deer Isle for thirty-three years…. And for those of you who are looking for Bob Sharaf, he’s still on Marco Island, Florida, but headed for 11 Rue St. Yves in Paris from June through October. Pretty tough duty for Bob, who will use Paris as a base for bicycle touring in Europe. Then it’s back to the rigors of Marco…. Imagine Marilyn Winslow Dean‘s surprise when she received the winter issue of the alumni magazine and recognized her family, William and Ann Wymore Dean ’79, entering the new ice arena with children Brian and Kimberly!

55 Class Secretary: Joan Davidson Christenson, 148 Parker St., Newton Centre, MA 02159Class President: Edward (Ted) Ward, RR 1, Box 487A, South Harpswell, ME 04079

Next Reunion in 2000.

56 Class Secretary: Gail Molander Goddard, 23 Drumlin Rd., West Simsbury, CT 06092-9790Class President: Diane Felt Swett, 153 Beechwood Rd., Summit, NJ 07901-2004

Next Reunion in 1996.

57 Class Secretary: Arlene Gardner Foulds, 115 Marshall St., Torrington, CT 06790-2509Class President: Paul D. Steinberg, 106 Peninsula Dr., Babylon, NY 11702-3336

Next Reunion in 1997.

58 Class Secretary: Katharine Johnson Howells, 5337 Baywood Cir., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-7621Class President: Harry W. Bennert, Jr., 22 Stormy Brook Rd., Falmouth, ME 04105-1245

Next Reunion in 1998.

59 Co-Class Secretaries: Clifford Baxter, 22255 Shadow Valley Circle, Chatsworth, CA 91311; Margaret Montgomery, 480 Central Park W, 9K, New York, NY 10025-5838Co-Class Presidents: Gerald M. Davis, 15 Hamlin Rd., Falmouth, ME 04105-2205; Henry (Jack) Keigwin, 28 Narragansett Bay Ave., Warwick, RI 02889

Next Reunion in 1999.


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