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50 Class Secretary: Lois Keniston Penney, 75 Hickory Hill Rd., Kensington, CT 06037-1209 e-mail hulopenney@aol.comClass President: George M. Gamble, One Wyeth Rd., Hanover, NH 03755-2301Next Reunion in 2000. Got news? Tap a note tomagazine@bates.edu Twenty-three eager class members gathered in September at Bates to put some more polish on plans for our 50th Reunion, June 8 -11. The main emphasis in on attendance by as many classmates as possible. Several volunteers have agreed to help, but we’re asking for more. Right now the big push is for your one paragraph to one page autobiography with a photo to be assembled in a class reunion directory. Please ask questions, volunteer, or send your autobiography to Lois K. Penney, 1950 Class Secretary, 75 Hickory Hill Road, Kensington, CT 06037; e-mail:hulopenney@aol.com; fax 860-826-5598. We’re enthused about our 50th and hope you’ll be a part of it, too… Last February at a Day of Remembrance panel sponsored by the Univ. of Conn Asian-American Studies Institute, Glenn Kumekawa spoke about the internship of Japanese-Americans after Pearl Harbor. The American Friends Service Committee helped 3,500 students leave the camps to attend college. “It was difficult to leave camp. We were entering an alien, hostile world. But we knew we had to get out,” said Glenn, who was 14 when he was interned…. Charlie MacArthur (charlie@inventor.org) doesn’t like waste. He has increased the parking capacity of the local Shop N’ Save supermarket in Dexter, Maine, when he parks his triangular electric car in an otherwise wasted space. “A penny a mile, no MBTE, and no tailpipe,” he reports. And the Sparrow, an American-made electic car/motorcycle “is great in traffic with a top speed of 75.” Charlie will drive the first Corbin Motors Merlin from West Coast back to Maine this year, in a 4,200-mile test drive to see if its ultra-low-emission engine can really break the 100-miles-per-gallon barrier. “Perhaps this first adventurer can lead to an annual contest: Barrel Across America (in this case the ‘barrel’ is 42 gallons, just as in the world-recognized oil market, and not ‘barreling’ as it relates to high speed.”… The Rev. Hugh B. Penney is now pastor emeritus at South Congregational Church in New Britain, Conn., after 35 years as minister there. He has been involved extensively in the New Britain community, having been active in the Klingberg Family and Friendship Service centers, the Museum of American Art, the Foundation for Public Giving. He serves on the North Central Area Agency on Aging and the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women. In addition to participation in the Clergy Assn. and UCC denominational conferences, he was a representative to the World Council of Churches and traveled to Africa, Latin America, China, and Australia for Plowshares Inc. He and his wife, Lois, with their five children, look forward to many retirement years.
51 Class Secretary: Dorothy Webb Quimby, PO Box 417, Unity, ME 04988-0417Co-Class Presidents: Wilfred and Melissa Meigs Barbeau, 1 Grove St., Barrington, RI 02806-1921 e-mail wbarb@ici.net

Next Reunion in 2001. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu
52 Class Secretary: Florence Dixon Prince, PO Box 594, Monument Beach, MA 02553-0594Class President: John F. Myers, 37 Eagle Wing Ln., Brewster, MA 02631

Next Reunion in 2002. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu The class sends sympathy to Marilyn Coffin Brown, whose husband, Bradford, died Sept. 17…. Last November at Yale, physics professor Dominique Casavant received the 1998 Janet Guernsey Award for Excellence in Physics Teaching, awarded at the northeast regional meeting of the American Assn. of Physics Teachers. Casavant, who teaches at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, was recognized for leading an Operation Physics Team that provided in-service training for middle school teachers. It was sponsored by the NSF Powerful Ideas in Physical Science, a nationwide program for prospective middle school teachers. A member of the Vermont State Nuclear Advisory Panel, Casavant is also the former mayor of Winooski.
53 Class Secretary: Ronald Clayton, 65 Willow Grove, Brunswick, ME 04011-2973Class President: Alice Huntington Vannerson, 93 Pokonoket Ave., Sudbury, MA 01776-2320

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54 Class Secretary: Jonas Klein, N. Bay Rd., PO Box 418, Georgetown, ME 04548-0418Class President:  Neil A. Toner, 17 Mast Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074-8782

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55 Class Secretary: Joan Davidson Christenson, 148 Parker St, Newton Centre, MA 02159-2553

Class President: Edward K. Ward, Briar Ledge, PO Box 39, Bailey Island, ME 04003 eward@gwi.netNext Reunion in 2000. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu Bill Hodgkin, who retired recently from his 25-year Hinesburg (Vt.) medical practice, had two rules: See anyone who walked through the door and never treat anyone over the phone. “I wanted to see my patients and talk to them, see what they really needed – sometimes reassurance, sometimes medicine,” he told the Burlington Free Press last year. One of Vermont’s few remaining country doctors, he worked alone in a rural area, without a nurse. He made house calls and visited hospital patients as their friend. Forty years ago he worked at hospitals in New York City, Boston, and Seattle, taught medicine for a decade, and then started his rural practice. When managed care arrived he said, “I was not a very corporate doctor.” Health problems now mean that Bill Hodgkin has given up his practice, but not the friendships with many of the people in the small town of less than 5,000 residents. “He could really talk to adults and to children…and relate to us all as a person,” said one mother. And Hinesburg folks hope to see the good doctor still driving his antique Mercedes in the Fourth of July parade.
56 Class Secretary: Thelma L. Pierce, 19 H Wiggins Farm Dr., Simsbury, CT 06070 e-mail tlpierce@snet.netClass President: Jack E. Merrill, 63 Prospect St., West Newton, MA 03165-2338 e-mail jackm@mediaone.netNext Reunion in 2000. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu Dave and Louise Baker Malcolm keep busy with volunteer work: Louise with Audubon and Forest societies…. Sybil Benton Williamson continues to volunteer as a docent at Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art while husband Peter is a consultant in the public utility field…. Alice Brooke Gollnick‘s work in Red Cross emergency services included an out-of-state assignment following Hurricane George…. Zoe Bucuvalus McFarland works part time doing accounting at the Univ. of Colorado civil engineering department. She and retired husband Bob have lived in Boulder for 37 years…. Bruce and Brenda Buttrick Snyderlove retirement in Wilmot, N.H. Brenda has taken up quilting and surfing the Internet while Bruce works on their new house…. With plans to build on the Pemaquid Point peninsula,John and Eleanor Carver Nolan look forward to a move to Maine now that he has retired…. Rachel Collins Hylan is occupied with bookkeeping jobs and four choral groups. She reports seeing Greg and Dawn Mausert Clarke. Greg is again mayor of Springfield, N.J., while Dawn works as supervisor of special education in Elizabeth…. After 39 years as a professor of social studies at Univ.Me/Farmington,Richard Condon expected to retire in August 1999. Wife Colleen will probably retire soon after…. Dodie Cosimini Maginnes still works at Duke on a new enterprise-wide software project. A big priority is watching son John play on the PGA tour…. Bob Damon married his high school sweetheart, Helen Gruber, and has relocated from New York City to Madison county in Illinois. Both are retired…. In retirement Stanley Ellingwood works harder than ever breeding and training Arabian race horses…. Virginia Fedor Poole reports a year of singing in the community chorus and continuing to hope that some publisher will buy her children’s stories…. Jeff and Carol Magnuson Freeman ’59 enjoy retirement, although Jeff took some time out for two stints of fill-in teaching last year at Castleton State College…. Nancy Glennon Baumgartner, who has been researching her Revolutionary War ancestors, has been accepted into the DAR…. For about a year, Rick Hilliard will be on sabbatical from Nichols College to complete two books. He then plans to return to his college professorship…. Nancy Holmes Lamborn has moved back to Nevada from New Jersey and is happy to be nearer to their California kids…. At Border Chemical, Fred Huber still works with a couple of major projects to keep him challenged: a new plant construction and a major corporate reorganization…. Nancy Johnson Wiegelfound the wilds of Minnesota too much to bear full time, so she now lives in their Florida home while her husband keeps the fires burning in Minnesota where he works. They take turns spending holidays and vacations with family at the two locations…. Richard and Loe Anne Kimball Pino are in the process of consolidating their residences to one in Rhode Island and another in South Carolina. Loe Anne also has been working on the Elizabeth Dole campaign…. We have lost a choice classmate with the death of Kay McLin. She recently recommended three books by Arturo Perez-Reverte: The Club Dumas, The Flanders Panel and The Seville Communion, one of her thoughtful ways to keep us literate…. Retired in June after 33 years in the classroom, Jack Merrill expects that he may do some part-time teaching while wife Diane continues to work as a guidance counselor…. Alan ’53 and Gail Molander Goddard now live in their newly built home in Marstons Mills on Cape Cod, adapting to semi-retirement living…. Tomand Margi Connell Moore report spending more time on Skidaway Island in Savannah during the winter months as well as some U.S. travel…. Barbara Morton Herlong has been leading a Bible study group at her church. She takes her grandchildren, each one individually, on some very special trips…. Keeping active in science education, Dave Olney does a little free-lance work with publishers, writes and edits article for science publications, and does some presentations and lectures. He and Peg (Leask ’57) are active in church and community programs…. In April 1998, Pat Pennington Clowreceived her R.N. She hoped to have her B.S.N. in August. Pat is a rehab nurse in a Florida hospital…. Elise Reichert Stiles spent six wonderful months in Sydney, Australia, with husband Phil who was on sabbatical at the Univ. of New South Wales. Along with being a tourist, she studied pottery and mixed-media pastels…. Don Robertson reports a year of travel, including a visit with Dick Bryant shortly before Dick died. They had a grand reunion, remembering Bates and solving a few of the world’s problems…. Marcia Rosenfeld Baker had a trip to Austria to study how they do apprenticeship and expects that the year 2000 will be her last in education, at least formally…. Pauline Sachse Lunin works full time for the Hospice of Florida Suncoast, managing two charity thrift shops that net over $400,000 per year. Only two paid workers along with 200 volunteers do all the work…. Jim Sawyer now enjoys retirement in the new log home they built in New Gloucester…. Heavily involved in the local Barbershop chapter, Franklin Smith expected to go on a European tour this fall, as well as to shows in Montana and Idaho. He also reported his first hole-in-one in November 1998 at a club in Bozeman…. Wally Taft added the district coordination job to his other volunteer tax work for the elderly. He and Henry Swain ’57 have opened their Deck House Bed and Breakfast in the Maine Lakes Region of Otisfield…. Gene Taylor, now retired from his development work for Bates, has become involved in several activities on Peaks Island and in Portland that include serving on the Portland City Manager’s Advisory Committee…. Philip Tetu still works at the counsel level with the Virginia attorney general’s office handling mainly ward/guardianship problems. He also lectures to law enforcement agencies on his book about probable cause…. As part of her numerous travels, Jessie Thompson Hubertyattended a wedding in Wales where her date was an Anglican bishop. She spends her summers in Chamberlain, where she loves to have friends come to visit…. Russ Winslow and newly retired wife Martha sold the family home in 1998 and moved to a new home at Wentworth-by-the-Sea in New Castle, N.H. near Portsmouth.
57 Class Secretary: Arlene Gardner Foulds, 115 Marshall St., Torrington, CT 06790-2509Class President: Paul D. Steinberg, 106 Peninsula Dr., Babylon, NY 11702-3336Next Reunion in 2003. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu Richard H. Rowe, a partner with Proskauer Rose Goetz &;Mendelsohn, was one of five lawyers from the Washington, D.C., office selected by his peers in the Corporate Law Section of The Best Lawyers in Washington List. Nationally known in securities law, Dick is noted for his knowledge of corporate and international finance, securities, and securities litigation. The list constitutes fewer than one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in the district.
58 Class Secretary: Marilyn Miller Gildea, PO Box 4411, Incline Village, NV 89450-4411 marilyn@gildea.comClass President: William D. MacKinnon Jr., 3 North St., Wilmington, MA 01887Next Reunion in 2003. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu
59 Co-Class Secretaries: Clifford A. Baxter, 17913 Tiara St., Encino, CA 91316 e-mail bud@baxter.org; Margaret D. Montgomery, 400 Central Park W., 9K, New York, NY 10025-5838 e-mail mmontgo528@aol.com

Co-Class Presidents: Gerald M. Davis, 15 Hamlin Rd., Falmouth, ME 04105-2205; Henry J. Keigwin, 28 Narragansett Bay Ave., Warwick, RI 02889-6608Next Reunion in 2004. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu

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