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Class of 1947

Class Secretary: Elizabeth Hill Jarvi, 286 Dublin Rd., Ludlow, VT 05149, bjarvi1924@aol.com

Class President: Richard L. Baldwin, 348 Heath Rd., Bremen, ME 04551, w1ru@lincoln.midcoast.com

Next Reunion in 2002. Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu! 

Class president Dick Baldwin hopes many of us plan to attend reunion. He and Phyl (Smith ’48) are both well and active with a host of local organizations…. Hugo and Carolyn Booth Gregory have been involved in national and international gatherings related to speech and hearing. Last fall, Hugo was honored by the American Speech and Hearing Assn. They are among the first group of specialist-mentors in stuttering recognized by the AMSHA…. Charlotte Bridgham Wallace has finished her newest book on the Wallace homes and farms…. Wayne ’46 and Camille Carlson Gilmour are happily situated in Willamette Oaks, Ore. Cam still volunteers at Oasis, an organization that offers a variety of programs for seniors. They can have great family gatherings since all three children live in the area…. From Portland, Ore., Dick and Agnes Carter Clark celebrated 50 years of marriage in Hawaii with other travels planned. Aggie is also in training classes at the First Methodist Church to become a Stephen Minister, and is taking a computer class to better understand the management of her Iowa farm…. Nancy Covey MacGregor writes of a visit from Pat Wakeman Bresnahan, a very long-silent “Cheney [House] Chick.”… On a great river cruise from Vienna to Amsterdam, Stan and Madeleine Richard Freeman were particularly fascinated by the engineering feat of the canal and locks that connect the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers…. Bill Ginn continues with his latest enterprise, FarMore Farms Inc., and has a catalog of gift items. E-mail wginn@thf.com…. Bernice Goldman Lewiton volunteers at the Museum of Science, Boston, and in a first-grade classroom. We have been thinking of her since we learned that her husband, Judge Jacob Lewiton, died last spring. His long and varied career was praised in a wonderful article in The Boston Globe…. Alton and Marjorie Harvey Moore have traveled to several Shrine events. He is now a member of the board of governors of the Shriners Burn Hospital in Boston…. Muriel Henry Tinkham serves on her church mission board and is involved in the Springfield (N.H.) historical society, spending a lot of time responding to requests for family information…. Betty Hill Jarvi is still actively involved in the Plymouth (Vt.) historical society, the Tyson Library, and the Black River Valley Senior Center…. Phil Isaacson’s book, Round Buildings, Square Buildings and Buildings that Wiggle Like Fish is being reissued by Random House…. Jean Labagh Kiskaddon writes that the difficulties of air travel have led them to rediscover the fun of train travel — New York City to Florida and Denver to San Francisco…. Ralph and Ruth Moulton Ragan are both on the editorial board of their retirement community publication and take part in many other activities…. In Naples, Maine, Ken Munroe got a great ski season to make up for last year’s “bust.” He was tuning up at the Bates indoor track. “What a great place!”… Barbara Stebbins Clemons sold her home in northern Michigan and is staying put in Jackson when she’s not visiting family…. Dick Sprince helped plan several bicentennial activities in Adams County and Gettysburg, then he and Jean took part in a number of programs for the centennial celebration of the U.S. Submarine Service, one in Arizona. A trustee for the Eisenhower Society, Dick headed a task group to review all of the President Eisenhower records and materials for retention/discard by the society and/or transfer to Gettysburg College for cataloging. “Hardly a job for a Naval Academy graduate to do without prejudice!” The project was topped off by a day at sea on the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower, “more in line with my earlier education and experience, except that since serving on USS Missouri during the Inchon invasion, most surface ships I had seen were through a periscope.”… We are sorry to report the loss of two class members. Lester E. Davis Jr. who died on Oct. 8 and Guy Turcotte on Nov. 24.


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