Class of 1935

Class President: Milton L. Lindholm, 12 Nelke Pl., Lewiston, ME 04240-5318

Elsie Gervais escaped part of last winter with a two-month break in Florida…. Chick Toomey was elected posthumously to the Manchester (Conn.) Sports Hall of Fame in the fall. He “won 12 letters in a spectacular athletic career at Bates College,” read the citation. “But he is probably best remembered for using a whistle instead of a bat or a hockey stick. For 35 years, Toomey was one of the most respected football officials in the country, where he worked many of college football’s biggest games.” Chick officiated the famous Harvard-Yale tie football game in 1968, immortalized in the “Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29” headline in the Crimson. “Most thrilling game I’ve ever been in,” he once said.