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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 04103-2913Class President: Dorothy Parker Ludwick, 8 Birch Pl., Auburn, ME 04210-4104After the death of his beloved Thelma, Belmont Adams not only had to cope with getting meals, but also with a flood of mail from all over the U.S., Canada, even Australia. His name was shared with numerous mailing lists from sweepstakes to psychics – a big problem to deal with…. William Andersonwrote, “When my calendar came, I noticed the ’31 above the clock. Was that our gift when we graduated? I’ll be 90 in October. I have a house full – granddaughter from Berkeley working on her Ph.D., daughter and family from Jackson, Ill. All bedrooms in use!”… In September, Marcia Berry Anderson came to Maine to take care of business at her daughter’s house, which she rents now that they live in Florida…. Esther Cook Smith says, “It is so good to be a part of this group, to hear from members far and near! My sister came in April from her busy life in Nazare, Brazil, to stay with me from now on ‹ a dream come true. We shall walk together, read, share ideas. I’ll help her with her sixth book. Life is a stimulating adventure. The highlight of the trip was my pleasant visit with Helen Pratt Mason.”… Eleanor Dow Grimm sends greetings. “I am mainly concerned with the activities of three sons and families, who all live in the Washington, D.C., area. In May I attended my granddaughter’s graduation. Mirelle majored in economics and government as I did. What a contrast between the job market of 1998 and the early ’30s. In December ’98 I attended my grandson’s commencement at the Univ. of Maryland. He graduated summa cum laude, the first in the family…. In her contribution to Bates Alumni Fund, Charlotte Krosnickremembered her late husband, Barney, who died in 1995….Jean Rogers enjoyed a wonderful cruise to Hawaii last year. She expected another grandchild in April. “Grandmas are the luckiest people in the world!”… Dorothy Parker Ludwicknotes that there seem to be few changes in her regular routine. “I go to Connecticut twice a year to visit my sister, Ruth Parker Anderson ’16. Last September, Jeannette Stahl and I were guests of the Rockland High Class of 1938 at their 60th Reunion. It was great to visit with her. Don’t travel much, but still enjoy reading and playing bridge.”… “I am happy to be living in the same house in Alfred as in 1940,” writes Minna Thompson. “Seldom do I miss a New Century Club meeting. “Goosie” Chase was one of the founding members. A visit from Helen Pratt Mason and Marcia Berry Anderson was delightful…. Class secretary Helen Pratt Mason winds up with the “last word.” She is thankful that she can stay in her own home where she has been since Lawrence came to work in the shipyard and Marie started school. “My family all live nearby so I can call on them when in need. I have the most beautiful great-granddaughter, Pratt. I enjoy seeing her develop and grow.”
32 Class Secretary: Shirley Cave, 33 Christian Ave., 420, Concord, NH 03301-6155Class Vice President: Elden H. Dustin, 33 Christian Ave., Concord, NH 03301-6155
33 Class Secretary: Ruth Benham Wilmot, Tropic Terrace Gardens, 535 Pangola Drive, North Fort Myers, FL 33903

Charlotte Cutts Wise said, “Church, movies and Boston happenings, duplicate bridge, children, and good friends keep me contented.” When her old IBM Selectric died, she “placed myself in the hands of a salesman who knew a sucker when one walked in, and sold me a Compaq Presario, which can do everything- but you have to know how.” So she’s taking lessons and “bumbling around.”… Betty and Harold Karkoslive in a seven-unit trailer park halfway between East Wilton and Wilton, where he was born 88 years ago. For the past six years he has enjoyed being a greeter at Farmington Wal-Mart. He and Betty were guests at the State House in Augusta, where he received a Certificate of Recognition “for outstanding achievement in physical fitness activity programs for the people of Maine.” In fall 1998, Harold and his tennis doubles partner won second place in the Maine Seniors division in Portland, which qualified them to play the next round in Orlando. He has been playing tennis for 73 years, since he was on the varsity at Bates, and has coached for many years…. Ronny Melcher Toomey sold her condo and moved back from Southington to Manchester, Conn., where she lived for 33 years, so it was like coming home. She is in the Arborn Retirement Home and finds living easy and pleasant with former friends and many new ones. Ronny just completed her second computer course, still tries to play golf, and enjoys a lot of bridge and the varied entertainment offered there. She also appreciates the plays and concerts to which they are taken in their bus. She is thankful to still have the freedom to drive her car…. Mary O’Neil Libbey, who still lives in her home in Bozeman, Mont., spends winters in Oceanside, Calif, and is grateful that her three children live only 26 miles away….Dawn E. Orcutt still lives in Millinocket with her cousin and sums up her activities by saying they are books, bridge, and Bible study. “If any of you decide to climb Mount Katahdin, look me up: I’m right here at the foot of it.”… In Sun City, Ariz., Mary Swasey Stewart says she is in good health, playing bridge, sewing, enjoying church activities and mini-golf – they have tournaments and monthly meetings. Last July she attended her 70th high school reunion in Standish…. Celia Thompson Ames sings in church choir and attends Grange meetings and musical concerts. She enjoys her flower gardens and watching birds. Granddaughter Amy Chandler ’98earned a degree in music, played first violin in the orchestra, and still plays with them occasionally. “She’s a chip off her grandmother’s shoulder.”… In New Sharon, Clara Thompson Fitz lives alone in the same place where she has lived since she was born. She is still the church organist and has choir rehearsals at her home every Tuesday. She also enjoys attending Grange meetings and goes whenever someone invites her to ride. “It is a blessing for me to get outdoors every day and walk,” she says…. Dick Tuthill kept in touch with the late Fred Donald who had lived in Houlton all his life. Dick has a cottage in the Manchester (Maine) area.
34 Class Secretary: Ruth Carter Zervas, 66 School St., Gardiner, ME 04345-2106Class President: Doris Neilson Whipple, 75 Nottingham Rd.,Auburn, ME 04210-4137Got news? Tap a note to magazine@bates.edu
35 Class President: Milton L. Lindholm, 12 Nelke Pl., Lewiston, ME 04240-5318Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu
36 Class Secretary: Ruth Rowe Wilson, 374 College St., Lewiston, ME 04240; e-mail rwilson@bates.eduClass President: Donald C. Gautier, 136 Pride Rd., Auburn, ME 04210

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37 Class Secretary: Jane Ault Lindholm, 12 Nelke Pl., Lewiston, ME 04240-5318Class President: Robert M. York, RR 1, Box 833, Orrs Island, ME 04066-9727Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu On April 18 Arnold Kenseth gave the Tenth Anniversary Reading in the Arnold Kenseth Poetry Series at South Congregational Church in Andover, Mass.
38 Class Secretary: Evelyn Jones White, 193 Jackson Hill Rd., Minot, ME 04258Class President: Howard H. Becker, 1223 Pine Needle Rd., Venice, FL 34292Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu
39 Class Secretary: Eleanor Smart Parker, PO Box 210, North Bridgton, ME 04057-0210Class President: David B. Howe, 16 Taylor Home Dr., Laconia, NH 03246-2585Next Reunion in 1999. Got news? Tap out a note tomagazine@bates.edu To celebrate her 80th birthday, Luella Manter DuWors‘s five children – Helen, Edna, Richard, George, Robert – joined her. She now lives in a senior home, Trinity Lodge, at 1111 Glenmore Terrace, SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada…. Dana Wallace is the first recipient of the Longard Gulf Volunteer Award given by the Gulf of Maine Council on the Maine Environment. For 37 years he was a marine scientist, working in research and as director of industry service. Frequently he still leads public tours of local intertidal areas, assists communities with scientific surveys and provides informatiion on the historic importance of marine resources. “Dana Wallace has dedicated himself to improving water quality and increaseing clam harvests in the Gulf of Maine,” said director Evan Richert in a July article of the Coastal Journal…. Kudos to John White, ranked 10th in the 100-meter backstroke and fifth in the world in the 200-meter back stroke. This rating of the World Master’s Top Ten tabulation for short course meters came from FINA’s headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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