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Thirties

30 Co-Class Secretaries: Mildred Beckman Myhrman, 429 Main St., Lewiston, ME 042406751; Dorothy Burdett Kavka, 84 Liberty St., Rockland, ME 02370
31 Class Secretary: Helen Pratt Mason, 83 Summit St., Portland, ME 04103-2913Class President: Dorothy Parker Ludwick, 8 Birch Pl., Auburn, ME 04210-4104Twelve classmates enjoyed the hospitality of the College at Reunion. Those who attended were: Esther and Isadore Shapiro, Thelma and Belmont Adams, Dorothy andFranklin Larrabee, Dorothy and Eldredge Brewster,Marcia Berry Anderson and daughter, Charlotte Barbour,Dorothy Parker Ludwick, and Helen Pratt Mason.
32 Class President: Elden H. Dustin, Apt. 32G, 149 E. Side Dr. 361, Concord, NH 03301-5475The Class extends sincere sympathy to Violet Blanchard Myrvaagnes whose husband, Kaspar, died June 7.
33 Class President: Vincent J. Kirby, 739 Vivienda W. Blvd., Venice, FL 34293-1207
34 Class Secretary: Ruth Carter Zervas, 66 School St., Gardiner, ME 04345-2106Class President: Doris Neilson Whipple, 75 Nottingham Rd., Auburn, ME 04210-4137
35 Class Secretary: Evelyn Anthol Pontz, 1916 Wheatland Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603-4345Class President: Milton L. Lindholm, 12 Nelke Pl., Lewiston, ME 04240-5318
36 Class Secretary: Ruth Rowe Wilson, 374 College St., Lewiston, ME 04240-5308Class President: Donald C. Gautier, Sr., 52 Old Carriage Rd., Auburn, ME 04210-8948Next Reunion in 1996. Bring on the twenty-first century! Our Sixtieth Reunion, June 7-9. Start today to think positively. Early returns for a Class letter are in time for the winter magazine.Doris Atherton writes that “Cap” is in the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta….Among the retirees at Schooner Estates in Auburn are a number of ’36-ers. Ruth Coan Fulton spends summers at her camp on Great Pond, Belgrade Lakes, volunteers at the Schooner Library, and writes for their Log….Ed Foote is settled in a New London, New Hampshire, condo. He sees his two daughters once or twice during the year….Bob Johnson hopes to make it to Reunion….In Castine, Edith Jordan Anderson continues with Friends of Maine Libraries and helps organize new Friends groups. She and Bill attended a “marvelous” Elderhostel in Mexico focused on jazz….Still traveling, writing about her trips, June Lovelace Griffin has been to Italy and Turkey. As chair of our Social Committee, she hopes to see many of us at Reunion….Still tutoring Latin, Georgia McKenney Frothingham says the classes are varied and interesting and “therapy for me.” She has retired her high heels, walks a mile a day which she labels “The Bataan Death March.”…Dr. Yvon Marcotte tells of a flight to Virginia Beach so he and Ursula could see their new granddaughter, and a pleasant Caribbean cruise last spring….Your Class Secretary spent the summer at Ocean Park with families coming and going. It was fun seeing Dot Holbrook at the Ocean Park Bates meeting. Since last year’s trip to English gardens, she has been redesigning some flower beds, moving perennials, and generally keeping fit….Damon Stetson notes their summer island sojourn, a reunion of Navy buddies, family visits, and “Got to Bates November 4 and saw the football team beat Bowdoin for its first victory in thirty-seven games [five years!]. Hope it means a new football era.”…Randy and Happy Walker Webber have joined the Batesies at Schooner Estates, are comfortably settled, and still do their hospital volunteer work twice a week. They often visit withLewis Davis and Iris Provost Samuelson, among the Bates alumni there….Dot Wheeler Holbrook says she can’t rid herself of the habit of attending committee meetings. She is on the residents’ council, and belongs to a book discussion group and one that gives research papers. A busy summer included lots of family at her Ocean Park cottage….Last September,Connie and Dave Whitehouse were at the opening of the collection of Pre-Columbian artifacts which they have given to the College. It is an exciting addition to the collections and will be on display at Olin Arts Center through March 15, 1996….Jerry Wilson Niedringhaus still “runs the library,” serves on Homeowners Board, and plays bridge and mah-jongg. Several family weddings and a September tour of Nova Scotia and the Maritimes have been fun.
37 Class Secretary: Jane Ault Lindholm, 12 Nelke Pl., Lewiston, ME 04240-5318Class President: Robert M. York, RR 1, Box 833, Orrs Island, ME 04066-9727Next Reunion in 1997. At Thanksgiving time, Ruth and Carl Bergengren moved from Glastonbury, Connecticut, to a cottage with a view and fireplace at Covenant Village in Cromwell. They expect to have more time for hobbies and fewer chores….In South Windsor, Connecticut, Norman ’34 and Edna Canham Priest continue to be active. Edna volunteers as needed at the local library and Norman’s interest in horticulture attracts fellow gardeners….Amy and Bill Coffinare happy that the hurricanes have passed them by. They maintain good health by walking two miles daily. In July they spent a couple of weeks in Maine and anticipated a visit from Billie and Gene Connell on a trip East from Albuquerque….The Class extends sympathy to Irene Cook Putnam and her son and his wife, Kendall (“K.C.”) andLinda (Halleck), on the death of husband and father Elmore(“Put“), Adv. ’45, on November 5….Elsie and Elliott Fostertook a ten-day trip to Ireland in September. They follow the careers of their grandsons from private to professional school. Their daughter, Connie, is a social worker in Worcester, Massachusetts….Eileen Gore sent sad news of Bucky‘s death on September 16. Although he had been in ill health for several years and unable to return for Reunions, “he did love his alma mater and did want to go back.” The Class sends our deepest sympathy to Eileen and her family….Herb Hagercontinues his practice of internal medicine and cardiology, working a sixty-hour week. He is proud that he and his three children are all Bates graduates….Travel for Carl and Betty Hunt Ellis was limited this year because of Carl’s health, but Betty enjoys her golf and Carl his garden. According to Betty, it was almost the best mini-reunion ever this fall hosted byBetty (Stockwell) and Granville Oakes. It was greatly enhanced by the presence of Betty Stevens Earle and Ion, but much diminished by the absence of Happy Walker Webber, who was in the process of moving with Randy to Schooner Estates in Auburn. Lee Morin, who has joined the group the last few years, was unable to make it as well. In addition to Betty, Millicent Thorp Pendleton came all the way from Colorado and Peg Melcher ChamberlainRuth SpringerRodgers, and Jeanne Walker Hapgood were all there. Betty helped Jeanne celebrate her eightieth birthday along with Granville and Betty Oakes at a “vivid and vibrant” party staged by Jeanne’s daughter….Geneva Kirk enjoys the Bates-Lewiston/Auburn Community Breakfasts held on campus four times a year because they keep her informed of the fine work being done by Bates graduates….A spring Audubon-sponsored cruise down the intracoastal waterway, with stops at antebellum historic cities of the East Coast, was a highlight of the year for Sibyl and Thurston Long. This spring they are booked for a similar trip to Panama and Costa Rica….It was a busy summer for Clifton and Peg McKusick Gray with a biennial McKusick reunion at Sebasco Estates in June, a July plane trip to Olympia, Washington, to visit a friend, and a month of perfect August weather at the family cottage at Sebec Lake, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. They left in mid-October to go to Lake Helen, Florida, for the winter….Brownie and Barney Marcus celebrated their fiftieth anniversary and Barney recalls that in 1945 the war was still on and he was a Navy officer while Brownie was an officer in the Marines. They took a cruise in October, and Barney plans his annual ski trip at the end of January accompanied by daughters Carla and Paula. Barney has already graciously offered to host the Class on the Saturday afternoon of our 1997 60th Reunion….We offer sincere sympathy to Dorothy Preston Brouillard on the death of Bob ’38 on September 9….Olga and Ernie Robinsonspent two weeks in California. Dry summer weather prevented Ernie from doing much fly-fishing, but he did travel to Lac Beauchene in the wilds of Canada where he caught a four-and-a-half-pound trout with flies he had hand tied. In November 1994 “in the spirit of Robin Hood,” he bagged a six-point whitetail buck with bow and arrow. He was hoping to duplicate the feat this year, but says “that bow is getting mighty hard to draw.”…We were saddened by the death of Emma Salley, wife of Ashmun, in October, and offer sympathy to him and his family. The Salleys had been living at Schooner Estates in Auburn, but Ashmun planned to return to Washington State to be nearer family and friends….The MaineSunday Telegram featured Bob York in their October 1 issue, citing his four decades as Maine State Historian. He refers to himself as “a one-man band, promoting interest in Maine history.” He planned to retire from his volunteer post in December. Bob played a key role in establishing the State Archives, Maine Historic Preservation Commission, and about twenty local historical societies. He just completed fifty years of teaching history in the University of Maine system and continues to teach summer courses. He and Jan planned a Bermuda cruise in October and visited Prince Edward Island in July. Still wintering in Florida and spending summers on Orrs Island, Bob manages to play tennis regularly.
38 Class Secretary: Evelyn Jones White, RR 2, Box 980, Auburn, ME 04210Class President: Howard H. Becker, 122 Villa Dr., Osprey, FL 34229-9168Next Reunion in 1998.
39 Class Secretary: Eleanor Smart Parker, P.O. Box 210, North Bridgton, ME 04057-0210Class President: David B. Howe, 16 Taylor Home Dr., Laconia, NH 03246-2585Next Reunion in 1999. The Class is diminished by the death of our distinguished classmate, Dr. George Lythcott, LL.D. ’80, on October 7. Our thoughts are with his wife, Jean Snookes Lythcott, and their children.

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