Forties

40 Class SecretaryEsther Strout Allen, 5620 Arrowhead Dr., Zephyrhills, FL 33541-2947

Class President: Harry B. Shepherd, PO Box 674, Bath, ME 04530-0674 e-mail shepherd@biddeford.com

Next Reunion in 2000. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu Living in Fryeburg, Patty Atwater Pipe is grateful for the strength she receives from her two children since the death of her husband, Al, last February….Lynn Bussey had lunch in Brunswick with Frank and Ruth Ulrich Coffin ’42 when the Coffins were on the way to their Bailey Island cottage. And Frank, who continues to “find life intensely interesting,” still savors the privilege of a senior judge in hearing appellate arguments and writing opinions. “Being part of Maine’s effort to bring legal assistance within reach of the disadvantaged,” he says, “has happily brought me out from behind the bench to work with our state judges and lawyers.” He is in regular touch with his newlywed former roommate, Earle Zeigler. The Coffins’ son, Douglas, whose work is in inscriptive decoration and letter cutting in stone, recently carved the Pettengill name over the portal of Bates’ new academic building. “This struck an old chord for me because just after we graduated, I was recruited by Fred Pettengill ’31 to work in a Boy Scout camp in Pennsylvania.”… Class secretary Esther Strout Allen recently visited Marie Dodge Joy at her brand-new studio apartment in an assisted-living complex in Yarmouth. After husband Al died in January ’99, Marie had to clear out antiques they had collected for many years. She still has her cat and lives near Al’s niece who helps her a lot…. “Does anyone know how to stuff 10 rooms and a full basement of stuff into a four-room apartment?” queries Mary Gozonsky Freidman of Levittown, N.Y. She and her husband have moved to be closer to their younger son…. Bob Hulsizer shuttles back and forth between Martha’s Vineyard and Cambridge. “I liked living on the Vineyard,” he writes, “but no one talked about physics. There is plenty of time for sailing and taking care of two residences.”… In North Dartmouth, Mass., Eric Lindelland his wife live in an assisted-living facility. She started a choral group that sings at nursing homes. Eric reads in the schools, visits the hospitals, and raises money for the Whaling Museum. They keep reasonably well…. Lib MacGregor Bates and Frank live in Center Sandwich, N.H. She is actively planning our 60th Reunion. They celebrated Christmas ’98 from December to February: “When you double the children, grandchildren, committees, and hobbies, life gets busier than ever.”… Bob Plaisted has completed his 20th climb up Mount Washington and has “mostly recovered from banging knees and elbows on some slippery rocks on the way down.” Bob is active with church, guiding, and hiking and may take another yoga course, Kripalu…. In Stratford, Conn., Thomas Pugliseworks at the high school as a media assistant. This is his 60th year in education. He looks forward to the year 2000 “with greatest hope that the world will mend its ways and find a way to blend the progress of technology with the virtues and values of our earlier lives.”…Barbara Rowell Kirkpatrick lives in Windsor, volunteers at Augusta Hospital, sings in two choirs and with barbershoppers. She and Carl recently bought a mobile home in Dade City, Fla., where they may spend winter months…. Harry Shepherd writes from Bath: “Our travels have diminished these last three years, except for three months in Tarpon Springs, Fla., and a couple of cruises on our boat with the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club. I take day trips on the motorcycle and Bee (Wilson ’42) plays tennis regularly.”…Carol Stifler lives in a “lovely retirement village in Cromwell, Conn., and is very active in South Church in New Britain. Although deafness limits her social life, she is grateful that she can enjoy her extensive library. She also often sees the Len Cloughs at her church…. Due to his wife’s death in February 1998, Sumner Tapper retired from Northeastern Univ., where he taught writing but remains active teaching writing to a fourth-grade class in the reading club. With his family spread out across the West, he gets to travel and “is fussed over at regular intervals. I’m OK, alive, and looking forward to Y2K.”… Living in Myrtle Beach, Virginia Yeomans Ansheles writes that they have a good view of all the activity on the beach and on the golf course. Last year they celebrated their 50th wedding aniversary. Their children hosted “a weekend bash for us and 40 family and friends at Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake” and the children also gave them a trip to Europe…. Class secretary Esther Strout Allen lives in Zephyrhills, Fla. She spends nearly five months in Maine, two of them at Ocean Park, and visits her younger daughter and family in Harrison. Older daughter Louise Kennedy Hackett, 1965′s class secretary, lives in Merrimack, N.H. Last fall Esther enjoyed a cruise of the Hawaiian islands with a group from her Florida park. She was looking forward to a Big Band Caribbean Cruise in December ’99. Esther enjoys swimming, water aerobics, bridge, and lots of activities in a very active park. She adds notes of sympathy to classmates who have lost their spouses.
41 Class Secretary: Barbara Abbott Hall, 7004 Wellington Ct., Baltimore, MD 21212-1929Class President: Gale Rice Powers, 33 Francis Ave., Newington, CT 06111-1213Next Reunion in 2001. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu
42 Class Secretary: Martha Blaisdell Mabee, 94 Fifer Ln., Lexington, MA 02420-1228Co-Class Presidents: Virginia Day Hayden, 8 Eden Ave., West Newton, MA 02465; John A. James, 559 W. Auburn Rd., Auburn, ME 04210

Next Reunion in 2002. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu Bernard and Alice Turner Franciswere proud to see granddaughter Abigail Francis ’99graduate last May. “She is the fourth generation of our family to graduate from Bates,” wrote Alice. “My parents, Elsie Lowe Turner and Horace Turner both graduated in 1911, while our daughters, Susan Francis Coiner and Carol Francis Salerno graduated in 1966 and 1967.”
43 Class Secretary: Jean Lombard Dyer, RR 1, Box 191, Chebeague Island, ME 04017-9722Co-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 From the 55th Reunion slogan, “Still in the Mood,” the class seems to have shifted to “On the Move.”Midge and Bob Archibald cruised New Zealand with stops in Australia, took an Inland Passage tour to Alaskan ports, and planned a two-week voyage from Santiago, Chile, around Cape Horn via the Beagle Channel of Charles Darwin fame….Howard and Lucy Davis Baker teamed up with Gina and Web Jackson for an Elderhostel in Costa Rica with three nights in the rain forest…. Bing Burns Keefe spent two weeks in April in Aruba…. On a fall visit to the Blue Ridge area, Giland Marge Cahall Center were pleased to learn that the National Park Service is undertaking the restoration and preservation of the site…. Annabel Cofran Aldrich plans a June trip to attend her granddaughter’s graduation from UC-Davis…. During three weeks at an Elderhostel program in Spain, the Gordon Corbetts spent a week each in Madrid, Granada, and Seville…. Polly and Merle Eastman cruised the Norwegian fjords as a 50th anniversary present from their kids. Merle has retired after some 60 years in the big band business…. The class extends sympathy to Bertha Halberstadt Rosner on the death of her husband, Henry. She plans to stay in Florida…. George Menger-Hammond has moved to 930 SW 197th Ave., Beaverton, Ore. 97006. In the past year he and Eve have seen their kids, who are scattered up and down the West Coast, more than they had in the previous five. George not only looks forward with many others to the 2003 Reunion but suggests another in 2008….Norman and Ruth Horsman Powell, undaunted by a wheelchair, enjoyed a “Florida leisure” tour with six nights at St. Petersburg and a visit to the Cypress Gardens at Winter Harbor…. Now retired from his post as a full-time pathologist at the Univ. of Tennessee Medical Center, Francis Jonesworks one day a week as a content administrator for the hospital’s Web page, under the direction of Dr. Freeman Rawson…. Lucile Moussette Beckmeyer visited Spain, Gibraltar, and Tangiers, later bused to Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Chatham…. Bill and Ruth Parkhurst Stirling ’44 spent parts of April and May on a hiking trip around the southwest coast of England. Also in England, Hal Wright was reminded of the Bates Chapel by a small church, supposedly the first Christian church in England, still in use…. Annette Stoehr Daggett is back in full swing with no restrictions after a heart valve replacement…. Congratulations to Dick Stoughton on his marriage to Betty Sawyer Glack last February…. Preston and Lois Oliver Dickston Brownenjoyed “playing tourist” at an Elderhostel in Burlingame, about 20 minutes north of their home, and plan to attend another in the Napa Valley…. Nancy Terry Park loves her condo on the river and is still active in barbershop quartet and the Vero Beach (Fla.) Choral Society…. Horace and Phyllis Hicks Wood report with pride that, thanks to Woody’s and efforts of others, the southern Maine section of the Eastern Greenway Trail System from Key West, Fla., to Calais will soon be a reality. Also, after 12 years of hard work, the Saco town property at the mouth of Goosefare Brook has been rescued from developers on behalf of the Rachel Carson Refuge, adding a key piece to the Goosefare Wildlife Refuge.
44 Class Secretary: Virginia Stockman Fisher, PO Box 7631, Portland, ME 04112-7631 e-mail diginny@aol.com

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 2004. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu Interesting news comes from Despina Doukas Athans. Since the summer of 1996 she has lived at 6 Hunts Pt. Rd., Cape Elizabeth, moving there from Montclair, N.J. Daughter Marego has won The Times Mirror Chairman’s Award for Excellence for the lead article in a four-part series entitled “Reading by Nine,” published in The Baltimore Sun in 1997. The four volumes were offered to schools nationally in 1998. Marego also has won numerous national awards for journalism. Having complete a four-year career at The Sun Sentinel in Florida, reporting on education, she now writes feature stories for The Sun Magazine.
45 Co-Class Secretaries: Carleton and Arline Sinclair Finch, 137 Marshall Rd., Fitchburg, MA 01420-2032Class 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 04240-4522 e-mail tsjv62a@aol.comNext Reunion in 2001. Got news? Tap a note tomagazine@bates.edu
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.comNext Reunion in 2002. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu Classmates are still traveling, relocating, working, playing, enjoying the fruits of our labors. Dick andPhyllis Smith Baldwin ’48 celebrated their 50th anniversary with a trip to Florida. They also enjoyed Phyllis’s 50th Bates Reunion in 1998…. In Gray, Charlotte Bridgham Wallacehas been writing books on local history, including a 95-page family history for her children and How the Old Folks Said It Adages and Impressions from the Past…. Dick, husband ofAgnes Carter Clark, recently had double bypass surgery….Stan and Madeleine Richard Freeman report that the Bates Special Collections accepted the originals of the Dorothy Freeman-Rachel Carson correspondence, as well as other diaries and letters of the Freeman family (see summer 1999 Bates Magazine). The Dorothy Freeman Collection has been cataloged and is safely housed at the Ladd Library to be used by students and researchers interested in Rachel Carson, or in life in Maine and New England from the 1880s to the 1980s in diaries and letters. At an Archives ceremony Oct. 17, 1998, daughter Martha Freeman spoke, explaining how she gathered and edited the Freeman-Carson letters into a book…. From Cleveland, Bill Ginn sent news of his millenium project: a free-stall barn, milking parlour, and associated structures and equipment for nurturing a herd of 216 registered Holsteins. He and Arlene expected to be operational last February as a premier, environmentally sensitive, and most productive dairy. In the process, they expected to save 200 acres of prime fields, woods, and wetlands from urban sprawl. Arlene participates in the Chester Study Club. The family enjoyed a spring outing in St. Croix with all 10 grandchildren. Bill still practices law and serves several local organizations…. Charlotte Grant Walkernotes that the “town girls” still get together on a regular basis. Husband Elmer has two new knees…. Dick Sprince shares news of classmate Bob Harrington, fully recovered and now is “back in the woods where I belong.” He recently finished a book, The Soul at Home, and is doing a series of lectures (“Thoughts about the Earth and the Meaning of Life”) for a nearby college. He and Jean live in Nakusp, B.C…. Alton andMarjorie Harvey Moore are attending many Shrine activities as he progresses toward becoming Potentate of Aleppo Shrine. In July they attended the Imperial Session in Dallas…. Bill andBetty Hill Jarvi were royally entertained at a 50th anniversary open house planned by their daughters and families last September. This year she plans a trip to Cornwall in the spring, to Scotland in the summer, places she had visited a year ago…. Henry Inouye took a cruise of Southeast Asia including Thailand, Malaysia, countless small seaside villages, Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and Tokyo…. Another traveler, Philip Isaacson, spent two weeks in Sicily which he found fascinating: “The past is closer than any other place I can think of.”… Another 50th anniversary last November, Graham and Jean Labagh Kiskaddon were entertained at an event planned by their children. Jean serves as “temporary supply pastor” at the Presbyterian Church in Encampment, Wyo…. Jean Rosequist Howlett enjoyed an Elderhostel in Carmel Valley, Calif., and plans two more: one in Biloxi, Miss., and one in Mobile, Ala. In other travels she visited Eastern Europe: Prague, Budapest, Salzburg last fall….Jane Sedgley McMurray had her first look at the Pacific Ocean in San Francisco when visiting her son, who recently relocated in San Jose…. Vesta Starrett Smith found the weather very warm when she was in Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia a while ago…. Barbara Stebbins Clemons is ready to stay at home in Michigan for a while. Last year she was in New England for a visit, then went on to Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, followed by a flight to Athens for three weeks on the Stella Solaris in the Mediterranean area, and wound up with a Christmas visit to her son and family in Houston…. Bob Vernon continues to volunteer at New London (N.H.) Hospital and with the state Audubon Society. He helps with a computer course at the Area Office on Aging and also helps with the homeschooling of a grandson.
48 Class Secretary: Lois Youngs Dennett, 275 Port Rd., Wells, ME 04090-9542Co-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.
49 Class Secretary: Edith M. Routier, 2 Wellington, Ter., Apt. 2, Brookline, MA 02445-6747Class President: Hugh Mitchell, 31 Mattoon St., Springfield, MA 01105-1715Next Reunion in 2004. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu Medal of Honor recipient Lewis Millettattended the May 1999 unveiling in Indianapolis, Ind., of the first monument recognizing the more than 3,400 winners of America’s highest military honor. The Medal of Honor Memorial consists of 27 bluish-green curved glass panels rising above the canal that splits downtown Indianapolis and was built at a cost of $2.5 million by IPALCO Enterprises Inc., a holding company for the electrical utility that serves Indianapolis. Lewis Millett received his Medal of Honor in Korea in action that saw him successfully lead the last bayonet charge in U.S. military history, preventing his troops’ capture by Chinese forces.