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Forties

40 Class Secretary: Esther Strout Allen, 5620 Arrowhead Dr., Zephyrhills, FL 33541-2947 Class President: Harry B. Shepherd, PO Box 674, Bath, ME 04530-0674Next Reunion in 2000. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu
41 Class Secretary: Barbara Abbott Hall, 7004 Wellington Ct., Baltimore, MD 21212-1929Class President: Gale Rice Powers, 33 Francis Ave., Newington, CT 06111-1213

Next Reunion in 2001Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu Since returning from their Elderhostel trip to Honduras, Bob and Velna Adams Evans now have a motor home to trek in. In October they did 4,440 miles, then planned to visit Tucson, Georgia, and back through northern states. Vel does the driving and Bob is navigator…. Orma andStan Austin celebrated their big anniversary trip with a two-week sojourn in France last summer, went from Paris to Giverny and the lovely Monet countryside, ending in Germany…. Ruth Bailey McKay continues her peace activism including war tax resistance and civil disobedience. With others she was charged with criminal trespassing and spent five days in jail for a similar activity. We have to admire her for having the courage of her convictions…. Trudy andCharlie Baulch enjoyed their Christmas and New Year’s with eight of their 14 grandchildren…. Art Belliveau says he is a full-time housekeeper due to Bernice’s illness, but his daughters will spell him so that he can make Reunion. Artie still enjoys tennis…. We are sorry to learn that Jeanne Bertocci McVeigh‘s husband, Francis, died a year ago. She remains in Rutland, Vt., to be near her family…. Glad to hear from Warner Bracken who drops in on Kay DeLong Thompson and Jane and Ed Raftery when he is in Hartford. He sent an interesting article from the San Francisco Chronicle commenting on Bates’ admissions policy of not requiring SAT scores. Many feel that by making the scores less important, the College takes into account all applicants’ accomplishments, not just two hours of test answers…. Last summer, Ruth Carter Snow had a “mother-in-law apartment” added to the back of her house…. Stella Clifford Gray‘s husband, Charlie, is in an assisted living residence in Kenosha, Wis., where she visits daily…. Retired Maj. Gen. Bob Davenport chaired the National Convention of Reserve Officers Assn. and participated in the national convention of Train Collectors Assn. Although he was the oldest person on a trip to Spain, he was frequently the one who walked the furthest, stayed up the latest, and snapped the most pictures….Dick Dearborn writes that one of the cruelties of old age is that you sometimes outlive your friends and he encourages us to please hang around for a while longer…. Kay DeLong Thompson sees many of Dick‘s people on trips to Maine….Charlotte Dolloff Turadian stopped by the College store last summer and also visited Beth Potter Gardner enroute to her cottage in Standish…. Rowena Fairchild Hewitt keeps herself occupied with church work and garden club. She enjoyed trips to Calloway Gardens in Atlanta. The entire family vacationed in Maine last summer…. Nancy Field Ahlquist, who broke her shoulder some time ago, was able to fly to Ohio and revisit the places where she used to live. Her biggest problem is finding a home for her late husband Dick’s prodigious library…. Bud Fisher echoes our sentiments of sadness on the death of Harry “Tiny” Boothby, “one of the nicest people in the world.” Bud and Ginny are doing well…. On a phone call to Harry Gorman in Scottsdale, who hadn’t been back on campus since graduation, we learned that he was a Marine Corps pilot in the Pacific in World War II and he and his wife are members of the Golden Anniversary Club. Harry sends regards to all of his classmates…. Wynne Hansen Seaver has relocated to Keene, N.H. Florida was a great place for the kids to visit, but they are happy to have her nearer to them now…. The traveling Rands, Al and Peggy (Hubbard) continue to pile up mileage and also maintain their schedule of civic, church, and family commitments. Peg would rather volunteer at the hospital than do housework and the pay is exactly the same! She helps with altar guild and Al is a lay reader, as well as treasurer and newsletter coordinator for the New York chapter of Professional Engineers…. A pleasant and unexpected phone call last spring from Frances Hubbard Thompson let us know that she had enjoyed the class letter and that she lived far away from the tornadoes that hit Sugarland, Texas, where she lives…. The Maine ice storm of 1998 kept former classmate Maizie Joy Newcomb from visiting Betty Swann Jones last January. After she left Bates, Maizie earned her degree from Gorham Normal, now the Univ. Southern Maine…. Mary Kingston expressed an interest in Maine history. She might like to know that Winter Harbor was known as “Mosquito Harbor.” It is the gateway to Schoodic Point, a part of Acadia National Park, but much less congested…. Bud and Gloria LeClair Cotton have bought a house on Marco Island but will keep their Isle of Capri condo for a while…. Last year Peg and Dick Lovelace cruised up the Hudson River, Erie Canal, and St. Lawrence River on a small 70-passenger boat. Dick continues his lectures at their local library’s Lifetime Learning Program. The subject: Robert Frost L.H.D. ’36!… Beth and Charlie Lovely report that “we at the Lovely household are all doing well. Our children are ideally wonderful; the grandchildren are better than anyone else’s!”… Edna McIntosh is a resident in an assisted living facility in Venice, Fla., a lovely place with many activities….Marilyn Miller Pomeroy is very happy in her condo on Goat Island in Newport (R.I.) Harbor…. Willard and Carol Storm Mills spent beautiful days last September on Five Islands, visiting their Maine daughter. Later they caught up on wonderful sights in their area: the Nicholas and Alexandra exhibit in Wilmington, Del., a reconstructed Swedish Kalmar Nyckel, a three-masted tall ship that brought settlers to the state in 1638, and dinner at the Swedish American Historical Museum’s julbord buffet in Philadelphia…. Marjorie Moulton Perkins has found a wonderful place for retirement in the Berkshires, the Devonshire Estates. It’s an active community and she is near daughter Deborah ’64, who has a new home in Bennington, Vt. Marjorie volunteers with Hospice and helps set up activities for “us elderlies to keep our minds alive and well.”… Bobbie Norton Turner and cat Sam love their cottage/apartment in Chiefland, Fla. She spent some time in the Georgia mountains last August and did some horseback riding…. Brud Oberst still goes into the law office and attends monthly board of directors meetings of the Marlin Corp. Retired as secretary and general counsel 10 years ago, he continues to design guns for them, and relaxes in his workshop where he makes beautiful miniature bird carvings. Ginger helps take care of her mother, who lives nearby…. Still in good health, Beth Potter Gardner is class agent and phonathon caller; she also plays golf, swims, exercises in the gym, and bowls…. We were all very sorry to learn of the death of Daisy Puranen Bennet last May. She and our class secretary were roommates in Milliken…. Ed Raftery‘s response indicates that he hasn’t lost his sense of humor. His e-mail address is wwwrafbrokesenile. His daughter Mary ’79 is a member-at-large on the Alumni Council…. After living in God’s country of Petosky, Mich., for 30 years, the move of 250 miles south to an urban community was a shock to Dick Raymond. He spends much of the year going to ice hockey game
s with a 13-year-old grandson and attends weekly hockey games at Cranbrook Prep School where his 17-year-old grandson plays. He also hopes to go to another grandson’s graduation from Boston Univ. and include a trip to Bates…. Class presidentGale Rice Powers writes that they had quite a fall season and didn’t return to Connecticut from Chester, Mass., until November. They keep busy with Miniature Theater, mowing, fund-raisers at the fairgrounds, a fair, and swimming every day. Gale always participates in the Hartford phonathon ‹ a good time and a chance to call your classmates free, so volunteer!… Their island home on St. Simons Island, Ga., is a dream come true, reports Don Russell. He volunteers at a Hospice while Dorothy finds her tutoring business and volunteering very rewarding…. Mary-Jean Sealey Janssenmanaged two trips to France where their Bates daughter Sue’68 has a home in le Bar sur Loup. They returned to Florida after a summer in Vermont…. Eleanor Stockwell Payne took a trip to Alaska: cruise, inland, helicopter, and “moon walk” on a glacier. Grandson John is a second-year student at Bates, enjoys drama, and hopes to go to Hungary with a group next year…. We were sorry to learn of the death of Stan Thompson, who went to Bates for a year. He ran an antique clock repair business in Worcester for many years…. Betty Swann Jones also has a grandson at Bates, Geoff ’02 (a “first year” as freshmen are now called). When Betty visited the campus last summer she found that Frye Street houses looked smaller than she remembered!… Al Topham says, “The Penguins are down to five from a high of 11 stalwart members ‹ all the more reason to come to Reunion.” Al still does some small cabinet work and is a semi-active skeet and trap shooter…. Skip and Dick Wall write that they are still in the same comfortable rut. Dick plays 18 holes of golf three times a week and Skip is still at the Guggenheim Mansion Museum….Helene Woodward Kimball is helping with plans for our BIG Reunion…. Now about the Halls: Dick and Barbara(Abbott) were relieved to find that their Taj “MaHall” in Franklin was nearly unscathed by last year’s ice storm with less tree damage than they expected. The traveling Halls saw the Big Ditch and the coast of Costa Rica and visited the land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinx, and tombs. They cruised the Nile but drew the line at camel rides. For their 50th their scheming daughters outwitted them and had a gala affair in Maine, where lots of old friends and relatives really did surprise them. Their kids are all doing well, the grandkids are burning up soccer fields, and they have had a relatively good year healthwise.
42 Class Secretary: Martha Blaisdell Mabee, 94 Fifer Ln., Lexington, MA 02420-1228 Co-Class Presidents: Virginia Day Hayden, 8 Eden Ave., West Newton, MA 02465; John A. James, 559 W. Auburn Rd., Auburn, ME 04210Next Reunion in 2002. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu
43 Class Secretary: Jean Lombard Dyer, RR 1, Box 191, Chebeague Island, ME 04017-9722 Co-Class Presidents: Gilbert and Marjorie Cahall Center, 24 Folsom St., Laconia, NH 03426-3005Next Reunion in 2003. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu Norm Boyan, professor of education emeritus and former dean of the Graduate School of Education at UC-Santa Barbara, was honored as the seventh recipient of the Road F. Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award from the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). In his long career as an educator, Boyan has taught in public and private schools, and has served as a secondary-school administrator and school district administrator, university professor and administrator, and a federal educational executive. In making the award, UCEA executives noted Norm’s “momentous contributions” as well as the pattern of “extraordinary commitment, excellence, leadership, productivity, generosity, and service” of Norm’s career, which began with high-school teaching positions in New York and Massachusetts in the 1940s and early 1950s. Prior to joining the faculty at Santa Barbara in 1969, Norm held professorships at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was also director of student teaching and internship (1959-61), and at Stanford (1961-67), before serving as a an administrator with the U.S. Office of Education (1967-69). During his long tenure at Santa Barbara, he also served as a visiting professor at a number of universities. He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in education from Harvard, was the author or co-author of 45 journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports, and served as editor and contributor for a number of leading reference books in the field of educational administration and research. He received the Campbell Award at the annual UCEA conference on Oct. 31, 1998, in St. Louis, which he happily attended with his wife of 55 years,Priscilla (Simpson ’42).
44 Class Secretary: Virginia Stockman Fisher, PO Box 7631, Portland, ME 04112-7631 Co-Class Presidents: Edmund H. Gibson, 13 Wheeler Park, Brunswick, ME 04011-1635; Richard L. Keach, 51 Randy Ln., Wethersfield, CT 06109-3763Next Reunion in 2004. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu Elaine Bush Prince has been a part of the Framingham (Mass.) Heart Study for most of its 50 years and at present three generations of Princes are a part of the study. The Sept. 27 issue of The New York Times published a picture of the Prince family members as part of an article celebrating the 50th anniversary of the study. PBS filmed a segment shown on Health Week locally in December and PBS interviewed family members in Elaine’s home for the program.
45 Co-Class Secretaries: Carleton and Arline Sinclair Finch, 137 Marshall Rd., Fitchburg, MA 01420-2032 Class President: Eugene L. Woodcock, PO Box 1979, Helendale, CA 92342-1979Next Reunion in 2000. Got news? Tap a note tomagazine@bates.edu
46 Class Secretary: Ruth Small Harris, PO Box 11, Sunset, ME 04683-0011 Class President: Jane Parsons Norris, 93 Field Ave., Auburn, ME 04240-4522Next Reunion in 2001. Got news? Tap a note tomagazine@bates.edu Jack ’47 and Dorothy Strout Coleadded to their Harpswell cottge and had a couple of parties last summer with high school and Bates friends. They spend the winter in Orlando, Fla. It took her a long time to bounce back from two major surgeries, but the results were good. Now they hope to travel…. J. Sheffield Dow says the loves of his life are his daughters: Rachel Dow-Tehrani, who earned her master’s from Boston Univ. and is a special education teacher, and Sarah Yameeh, who graduated from Smith with honors. Jay has six cars, all with special names. He is semi-retired after 47 years as a lawyer…. Both George and Jay Packard Stewartare active church workers. She chairs several blood drives a month and is on the John Dempsey Hospital ethics committee. Rotary is an active part of their lives. They have had visits from Cape Town and Uganda friends. Last fall they were thrilled to watch Bates win a football game. Women’s sports are numerous, and doing very well! “We are very proud to have a Bates degree.”
47 Class Secretary: Elizabeth Hill Jarvi, 286 Dublin Rd., Ludlow, VT 05149 Class President: Richard L. Baldwin, 348 Heath Rd., Bremen, ME 04551, e-mail w1ru@lincoln.midcoast.com

Next Reunion in 2002. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu Betty Jarvi notes that in a recent Class Letter, she inadvertently used the letter “l” in the “w1ru” part of Dick Baldwin‘s e-mail address, rather than the number “1.” His correct e-mail address appears above…. Maine Gov. Angus King appointed Phil Isaacson, L.H.D. ’97, to serve on the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. Phil also serves on the advisory committee to the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maine Humanities Council, and Maine Arts Commission. A lecturer and essayist, he is author of several children’s books that introduce young people to architecture and the arts.
48 Class Secretary: Lois Youngs Dennett, 275 Port Rd., Wells, ME 04090-9542 Co-Class Presidents: Richard F. Daly, PO Box 546, Sagamore Beach, MA 02562; Richard F. Woodcock, 12 Beech St., Woodstock, CT. 06281-3000 Next Reunion in 2003. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu
49 Class Secretary: Edith M. Routier, 2 Wellington, Terr., Apt. 2, Brookline, MA 02445-6747 Class President: Hugh Mitchell, 31 Mattoon St., Springfield, MA 01105-1715Next Reunion in 2004. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu

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