40 Class Secretary: Esther Strout Allen, 5620 Arrowhead Dr., Zephyrhills, FL 33541

Class President: Harry B. Shepherd, Shoal Cove Rd., PO Box 674, West Bath, ME 04530-0674,

Next Reunion in 2000. Got news? Tap out a note! Just to prove that members of the class are still going strong, 80-year-old Bob Plaisted has continued his undergraduate interest in sports by running in the five-mile Don Maynard Memorial Race in Greenfield, Mass. Next June he plans to make his fourth ascent of Mount Washington. His motivation comes from his children. Daughter Becky Shattuck ran the Boston Marathon and with her husband ran in the New York Marathon Nov. 1. She is studying counseling techniques for burnt-out teachers. Son Steve took Bob on a sea kayaking trip off the Maine coast and son Amin is a senior programmer analyst for Dartmouth. Bob’s other hobbies include giving tours of historic Deerfield to people from all over the world, barber shop shows, and yoga…. From Redwood City, Calif., comes news of Allan Rollins, who received the Outstanding Citizen Award in 1992. He has led an active life in his community from years of work with Boy Scouts, as a Little League organizer and sponsor. For 10 years he has been county chairman of American Legion baseball along with some basketball, softball, and bowling. A man of numerous interests, Allan also serves food at nutritional sites for the elderly, works in the government surplus food program and recently served at Palo Alto VA Medical Center on an experimental program committee that studied an experimental drug to determine if it would improve memory or help Alzheimer patients…. From January through April, Bob andBea Wilson Shepherd ’42 are in their Tarpon Springs (Fla.) condo with thoughts of being back at Eagle’s Nest in Maine summers and fall. Bea plays tennis, Bob rides his motorcycle almost daily, both play a little golf, and they enjoy their boat “out front” in Bath.
41 Class Secretary: Barbara Abbott Hall, 7004 Wellington Ct., Baltimore, MD 21212-1929

Class President: Gale Rice Powers, 33 Francis Ave., Newington, CT 06111-1213

Next Reunion in 2001. Got news? Tap out a note! At the annual conference of the Maine Newspaper Assn. last September, the late Brooks Hamiltonwas among those inducted into the Maine Publishers Assn. Hall of Fame.
42 Class Secretary: Martha Blaisdell Mabee, 94 Fifer Ln., Lexington, MA 02173

Co-Class Presidents: Virginia Day Hayden, 8 Eden Ave., West Newton, MA 02165; John A. James, 559 W. Auburn Rd., Auburn, ME 04210

Next Reunion in 2002. Got news? Tap out a note! Class secretary Martha Blaisdell Mabee with sisters Connie (Nickerson ’45) and Priscilla Blanshard hosted a second family reunion at Blaisdell Farm in Franklin. Between the farmhouse and four cottages on Georges Pond, 31 were fed, housed, and entertained. Children and grandchildren came from Florida, Michigan, Idaho, California, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Maine for a great five days…. In a lovely service at First Congregational United Church of Christ in South Portland several classmates said “goodbye” to Jean Keneston Fisher‘s husband, Hildreth “Bud” Fisher. Attending were Martha Blaisdell Mabee, Dave and Connie Blaisdell Nickerson ’45,Malcolm and Lucille Leonard Jewell, Tom and Virginia Day Hayden, Natalie Webber Gulbrandsen, Ruth Ulrich Coffin and Fran Harlow Evans. “Ken’s” grown-up Girl Scouts served a delicious lunch at her home to the many family members and friends who gathered after the service….“Red” and Alice Turner Francis are happy to be in their second house in West Yarmouth, Mass., after selling their Connecticut farmhouse. During the summer they had supper with Ray and Elaine Humphrey Meader, who were camping at nearby Scusset Beach Campground…. Following the death of husband Bob, Ruth Stevens Haley decided to sell the West Franklin summer home and their Ohio house. She has moved to a lovely retirement cottage at Penobscot Shores in Belfast. Daughter Louise Foster Gardner ’70, daughter Judy and her husband, and grandson Jonathan live nearby…. In early September, Natalie Webber Gulbrandsen served as host to another mini-reunion at her beautiful summer place on Moose Pond in Denmark, Maine. Those who attended enjoyed the good food, ample exercise and evenings around a campfire reminiscing, singing Bates songs, and eating “some-mores.” In the group were Jean Keneston Fisher, the Francises, Haydens, Jewells, Martha Mabee, Nickersons, andShepherds.
43 Class Secretary: Jean Lombard Dyer, RR 1, Box 191, Chebeague Island, ME 04017-9722

Co-Class Presidents: Gilbert S. Center Jr. and Marjorie Cahall Center, 24 Folsom St., Laconia, NH 032463005

Next Reunion in 2003. Got news? Tap out a note!
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 06109-3763

Next Reunion in 2003. Got news? Tap out a note! On a beautiful Maine weekend in September your planning committee attended the Fall Reunion Planning workshop for our June 11-13 Reunion. Members who attended included Dick and Jerry Walther Keach ’46,Ginny Fisher, Carl and Bradley Dearborn Brewitt, and“Tod” Gibson. We hope you will save these dates and join your classmates for an unforgettable weekend. We look forward to seeing you all there!
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 92342-1979

Next Reunion in 2000. Got news? Tap out a note!
46 Class Secretary: Ruth Small Harris, PO Box 11, Sunset, ME 04683-0011

Class President: Jane Parsons Norris, 93 Field Ave., Auburn, ME 04210-4522

Next Reunion in 2000. Got news? Tap out a note!
47 Class Secretary: Elizabeth Hill Jarvi, RR1, Box 414 Tyson, Ludlow, VT 05149-9601

Class President: Richard L. Baldwin, 348 Heath Rd., Bremen, ME 04551 email:

Next Reunion in 2002. Got news? Tap out a note! Wayne ’46 and Camille Carlson Gilmour have moved to a retirement community in Eugene, Ore. They now have more time for community activities and polishing computer skills. All three children are in the area so family gatherings are frequent and fun. They are at 455 Alexander LP #251, Eugene, OR 97401; e-mail…. Last summer Arlene Friend revisited many New York City sites with a great-niece who won a summer art scholarship at the former site of the Whitney Museum studio. She also sent a copy of a recent Smithsonian essay, “Notes about Not Much,” that refers to class notes….Edith Hary was the lucky winner of two tickets to anywhere Delta flies, the grand prize in a drawing at the Maine Historical Society…. Graham and Jean Labagh Kiskaddon are settled in their “new to them” home in Laramie, Wyo. During the past year they have attended the Peacemaking Conference in Estes Park, Colo., the Western Leadership Conference in Jackson, Wyo., and the 210th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, where Jean was a clergy commissioner from Wyoming. She still serves on the board of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and the committee on ministry of the Presbytery. They have a camp high in the mountains that is a retreat from their many other activities.

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!
49 Class Secretary: Edith M. Routier, 2 Wellington Ter., Apt. 2, Brookline, MA 02146-6747

Class President: Hugh Mitchell, 31 Mattoon St., Springfield, MA 01105-1715

Next Reunion in 1999. Got news? Tap out a note! Whether by pack mule or covered wagon, all “49ers” are invited to blaze a trail to our Golden 50th Reunion at Bates, June 10-13. In celebration of our good fortune, Bates will open its doors to us a day early (Thursday, June 10) and will have a welcoming banquet in our honor. All 49ers will be guests for seven College meals and three nights lodging. The schedule of events includes registration in the new Alumni House and a welcome reception and dinner on Thursday; breakfast with President Harward, the alumni golf tournament, panels, seminar discussions, and an all-College dinner on Friday; more panels and seminars on Saturday, along with the alumni parade and awards ceremony (49ers will wear garnet shirts and white trousers!), capped off by the 1949 class banquet. Sunday morning will feature the alumni memorial service and a farewell brunch. A schedule of events and registration information will be mailed in early March. See you at Reunion!