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Thirties

30 Co-Class Secretaries: Mildred Beckman Myhrman, 1037 E. Linden St., Tucson, AZ 85719; Dorothy Burdett Kavka, 84 Liberty St., Rockland, MA 02370-1334
31 Class Secretary: Helen Pratt Mason, 83 Summit St., Portland, ME 04103-2913

Class President: Dorothy Parker Ludwick, 8 Birch Pl., Auburn, ME 04210-4104

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Class Secretary: Shirley Cave, 33 Christian Ave., 420, Concord,NH 03301-6155

Class Vice President
: Elden H. Dustin, Heritage Hgts., 149 East Side Dr., 361, Concord, NH 03301-5475

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Class Secretary: Ruth Carter Zervas, 66 School St., Gardiner, ME 04345-2106

Class President
: Doris Neilson Whipple, 75 Nottingham Rd., Auburn, ME 04210-4137
35 Class President: Milton L. Lindholm, 12 Nelke Pl., Lewiston, ME 04240-5318

A Reunion in 2000? There seems to be a lot of enthusiasm at present for it. What a great way to celebrate the Millenium! So stay well and we’ll hope to see you then.Surrounded by family, residents of her nursing home, and church friends, Thurlie Additon Smith had a great 85th birthday celebration. Thurlie continues to enjoy visits to her daughter’s house, church and occasional outings to dine on Mexican food…. On Halloween, Harry and Lynda Bedell Schroeder left Bremerton, Wash., for their mobile home in Friendly Acres, Yuma, Ariz. In April they return to Bremerton so Harry can plant dahlias and petunias, his latest hobby…. Although somewhat grounded after having both knees and hips replaced, Dorrance Coleman occasionally gets to church…. Helen Dean Gordon keeps busy with church activities, two garden clubs and extension programs offered by Keene (N.H.) State. She enjoys being with her children and grandchildren and in the past year attended big weddings of two grandsons…. Huntington Commmons, an assisted-living community in Kennebunk, is the new home of Harold andMiriam Diggery Trafton…. Elsie Gervais took a mid-September trip to Toronto with a friend from Bethesda, Md. Elsie fully appreciated the particularly beautiful Maine autumn…. In Cincinnati honorary member Gertrude Harwood is living at Evergreen Retirement Home, a residence with lovely grounds, 100-year-old trees. She takes daily walks when weather permits. Her son is also in Cincinnati, her daughter in Chicago…. Charlotte Longley Orr spent the summer at her cabin on Keoka Lake in Waterford, getting there by taking the slow roads of New Hampshire. At home in Bloomfield, Conn., she has many interests including preparing for a book discussion, working up a church program and still finding the time to “just sit and dream,” often of happy times at Bates…. Charlie Paige spent a good summer at Ocean Park, walking almost every day for an hour after heart surgeries and the installation of a pacemaker. “Miracles continue.” He reports that son Jeffery, a professor at Univ. of Michigan, had his third book published last year. Entitled Coffee and Power, it was well reviewed by The New York Times…. Our deepest sympathy goes to Peg Perkins Skilling on the death of husband Neal on Oct. 14…. Elderhostel at Bates was a major summer event for Thelma Poulin Vincent. “It was great to see the year-round use of the campus.” People from at least a dozen states were in her Elderhostel group; there was also a soccer camp, dance and music workshops, a business convention all going on at once and they all had their meals together. She enjoyed being with the various groups and was “proud of my college when I heard so many praises.” She also spent a few days in Aruba with her daughter and Martha Burns O’Keefe ’42…. Bill Pritcher enjoys his new knee and plays golf twice a week at his local club…. June Sawyer Stevens sees some of her 13 grandchildren and three great-grands during the summer, but doesn’t see them as often as she’d like since they’re all in Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Kansas. She looked forward to the arrival of two more greats…. Tom Vernon/ writes, “I continue to live withHarriet Van Stone Vernon ’36, a fact for which I am very grateful.” The Vernons have been married 61 years and live in Butterfield Trail Village, a retirement community in Fayetteville, Ark…. Living in Ipswich, Mass., Louise Williams Sweetser spent the month of April 1998 in California and four months in Dennisport enjoying the beach and daily swims in the warm water. Louise volunteers one day a week at the West Dennis Library.
36 Class Secretary: Ruth Rowe Wilson, 374 College St., Lewiston, ME 04240; e-mail rwilson@bates.eduClass President: Donald C. Gautier, 52 Old Carriage Rd., Auburn, ME 04210-8948

Be of good cheer, classmates. Your news and notes will appear in the next magazine and a letter is on the way.
37 Class Secretary: Jane Ault Lindholm, 12 Nelke Pl., Lewiston, ME 04240-5318Class President: Robert M. York, RR 1, Box 833, Orrs Island, ME 04066-9727

While grandson Geoffrey, a first-year student at Bates, attends college, Virginia Carville Martin hopes to attend some of the concert band and jazz band performances…. In early November Irene Cook Putnam left for Florida after another “wonderful Maine summer” marred only by carpentry work on her house to repair water damage and the building of a “summer house” in the garden. Granddaughter Sarah ’00 was spending a semester in Australia…. Determined to keep his life interesting since the death of his wife, Harriet, Art Danielsonhas cruised to Mexico and traveled to Branson with a friend who is “nice to have around.” He also bought a fishing camp on the St. John River in Osteen, Fla., plays golf twice a week, and exhibits at craft shows…. After selling her house to daughter Susan, Betty Hunt Ellis moved to a residential complex, Langdon Place, in Exeter, N.H., not far from her daughter and friends. She and Jeanne Walker Hapgoodvisited with Granville and Betty Stockwell Oakes in late May and enjoyed three days of “chatter and catching up.” In September she and her daughter took a cruise to the Greek Isles and to Istanbul. She loved the boat trip but found some of the daily walking trips a bit strenuous…. The class expresses sypathy to Bill Metz on the death of Clarice in November. She had a serious stroke in the fall leaving her left side paralyzed. Daughter Liz McNab ’64, who lives next door, is a great source of support…. We send our sympathy also to the family of Paul Morin, who died on June 1, 1998…. Ion and Betty Stevens Earle are content in their new home and did not spend the winter in New Zealand as they did last year. In August they traveled with Ion’s sister on a cruise from Vancouver as far north as Valdez. They pretty much traveled at night and explored the fascinating country by day. They saw much “stunning scenery, but unfortunately no bears.”
38 Class Secretary: Evelyn Jones White, 193 Jackson Hill Rd., Minot, ME 04258

Class President: Howard H. Becker, 1223 Pine Needle Rd., Venice, FL 34292
39 Class Secretary: Eleanor Smart Parker, PO Box 210, North Bridgton, ME 04057-0210

Class President: David B. Howe, 16 Taylor Home Dr., Laconia, NH 03246-2585
 

Next Reunion in 1999. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu! Mark your calendars for June 10-13. This is our last formal Reunion and we want a good showing. Seventeen of us attended the workshop at Bates: presidentDavid HoweChet and Eleanor Smart Parker, class secretary and treasurer John and Evelyn Jones White ’38, class agents Jean Dickson Kelley and Bill Collins, gift chairman Trenor Goodell and Dot (co-chair Evelyn Copeland was in Africa), Bob ’40 and Barbara Kendall Ireland, social chair; Maurice Barney, Austin and Carolyn Moyes Briggs ’41, Alice and Bing Crosby, and Dana Wallace, social committee. Our gift goal has been set, our theme and costumes decided. Our banquet is to be on campus, catered by the College with an amusing speaker. Please bring any memorabilia you have — pictures, tapes, videos, beanies, bibs, old dance programs. This is our time to enjoy nostalgia. The Parkers invited Maine and New England classmates to a mini-reunion attended by Bob and Barbara Buker Brown, the Howes, Wallaces, Whites, Irelands, Jean Dickson Kelley, and Bill Collins…Dot Adler Bridges and Lois Philbrick Child plan to come to Reunion…. Emerson Cummings is in a nursing home in Old Orchard. Still a Bates man through and through, he is interested in all the Bates news read to him by a friend…. Ruth Robbins Adamo recently retired from her newspaper work as Wilton’s local feature writer for the Lewiston Sun Journal. We hope she will come to Reunion.


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