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Fifties

50 Class SecretaryLois Keniston Penney, 75 Hickory Hill Rd., Kensington, CT 06037-1209Class PresidentGeorge M. Gamble Jr., One Wyeth Rd., Hanover, NH 03755-2301Next Reunion in 2000.
51 Class SecretaryDorothy Webb Quimby, P.O. Box 417, Unity, ME 04988-0417Co-Class PresidentsWilfred and Melissa Meigs Barbeau, 1 Grove St., Barrington, RI 02806-1921Next Reunion in 1997. At California Lutheran Univ., Barbara Collins of the biology department was chosen professor of the year. A botanist and expert on wildflowers of the Sierras, she has assisted in many environmental impact studies and has written ten textbooks.
52 Class SecretaryMargery Schumacher Clark, 2 Thompson Ln., Durham, NH 03824-3021Class PresidentNorman E. Brackett, 13 Pillsbury Dr., Scarborough, ME 04074-9253Next Reunion in 1997.
53 Class SecretaryRonald Clayton, 65 Willow Grove, Brunswick, ME 04011-9795Class PresidentRichard F. Coughlin, 47 Wildwood Dr., Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1162Next Reunion in 1997. When Hank Stred retired recently as executive director of the Maine Medical Assn., the organization’s headquarters building in Augusta was named for him. Stred, alumni secretary from 1955 to 1968, is known to many (now older) alumni from his visits to Bates clubs throughout the country during those years, and fondly remembered by former colleagues.
54 Class SecretaryJonas Klein, N. Bay Rd., P.O. Box 418, Georgetown, ME 04548-0418Class PresidentNeil A. Toner, 1070 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA 01118-2150Next Reunion in 2000. Ginny Bailey Olney enjoys her new position as director of the United Nations After-School Recreation and Study Program. She has taught dance in the program for the last five years…. Don ’55 and Ellen DeSantis Smith have relocated to Scarborough, an “exciting return home” for Ellen…. At their cottage in South Bristol,Bob and Pat Tobey Greenberg ’57 had workmen drill and blast through 1,000 feet of bedrock for water and a holding tank, a job they hoped would be finished by July when their sixth grandchild was due to arrive…. On July 20, 1995, the Rev. William Hobbsopened the day’s session of the U.S. House of Representatives with prayer. “Interesting experience,” he says. One is limited to 125 words of non-partisan prayer” (he used 130). “It was a privilege and I’m praying that epresentatives can more frequently set aside partisan politics to find common crause to benefit all the people.”… Peter Knapp has retired early from the Quincy, Mass., Patriot Ledger, but he still writes a weekly column and music reviews…. Six weeks of respite from a tough Maine winter took Harry Meline (aka Harry Keyes) to Abaco. He has moved his piano act to the Aquarius restaurant in Arundel where he plays Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30 on. See the profile of Harry reprinted here from the Biddeford Journal Tribune…. The year 1995 set something of an unusual record for Marco Island-based Bob Sharaf, who cycled 4,000 miles, including 1,200 miles in Europe. Pedaling through Provence, Dordogne, Perigord and the Loire Valley, he settled in “digs” in Paris, where son Adam ’81 and family live. From there Bob cycled in the Savoie region of Switzerland, Alsace-Lorraine, and into Heidelberg, Germany. His trip is reminiscent of the public television program Fat Man in France with Tim Vernon (no comparison intended). In the summer of 1996 Bob planned to “do” Scandinavia from the Paris base…. Having sold their Waldoboro farmhouse, Jim and Pat Small Skilling have moved to Newcastle on Lake Damariscotta, nearer to town, but still close to lots of wildlife. Jim is now tenured at the Univ. of Maine at Augusta and Pat plays tennis, participates in book discussions, counts loons, and enjoys Maine life in general. During the summer of 1995 the Skillings visited Switzerland, staying in a 16th-century apartment overlooking Reichenbach Falls (where Sherlock Holmes met his first end). The highlight was entertaining their whole family of children and grandchildren, 11 in all…. Pete ’53 and Marion Shatts Whitaker are very much occupied in life after retirement. They have combined Pete’s hobby of restoring old tools and Marion’s love of antiques into a side business. They take university courses, are guides in a historic church, and raise a bountiful crop of fruit and vegetables produced in their fertile Vermont soil. Travels mainly are to keep in touch with their widely scattered children and grandchildren, although they also work in visits to historic sites and Civil War battlefields.
55 Class SecretaryJoan Davidson Christenson, 148 Parker St., Newton Centre, MA 02159-2553Class PresidentEdward K. Ward Jr., Ashpoint Rd., RR 1, Box 487A, South Harpswell, ME 04079Next Reunion in 2000.
56 Class Secretary: Thelma L. Pierce, 19 H Wiggins Farm Dr., Simsbury, CT 06070-2471Class PresidentJack K. Merrill, 63 Prospect St., West Newton, MA 02165-2338Next Reunion in 2006. In a joint resolution of the second regular session of Maine’s 117th Legislature, physician Robert E. McAfee, past president of the American Medical Assn., was honored and thanked for his many years of dedicated service to his patients and to the citizens of Maine and the nation.
57 Class SecretaryArlene Gardner Foulds, 115 Marshall St., Torrington, CT 06790-2509Class PresidentPaul D. Steinberg, 106 Peninsula Dr., Babylon, NY 11702-3336Next Reunion in 1997.
58 Class SecretaryKatharine Johnson Howells, 5337 Baywood Cir., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-7621Class PresidentHarry W. Bennert Jr., 22 Stormy Brook Rd., Falmouth, ME 04105-1245Next Reunion in 1998.
59 Co-Class SecretariesClifford A. Baxter Jr., 22255 Shadow Valley Cir., Chatsworth, CA 91311, e-mailCaSaint2@aol.com; Margaret D. Montgomery, 400 Central Park W., 9K, New York, NY 10025-5838Co-Class PresidentsGerald M. Davis, 15 Hamlin Rd., Falmouth, ME 04105-2205; Henry J. Keigwin, 25 Narragansett Bay Ave., Warwick, RI 02889-6608Next Reunion in 1999.

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