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Publisher:  John  E.  Bachman 

Editor:  Meredith  Price 

Design:  Ann  M.  Parks 

Design  Assistant:  Sally  R.  Abugov 

Class  Notes  Editor:  Paula  R.  Trespas 

Assistant  to  the  Editor:  Patricia 

McGreevy 
Editorial  Assistant:  Maureen  Wrobel 
Director  of  Annual  Giving:  Cornelia 

Weldon  LeMaitre  '53 
President  of  Alumni  Council:  Henry 

Higdon  '59 
Co-Chairmen  of  Class  Secretaries  and 
Reunions:  Lynne  Moriarty  Langlois  '62, 

Walter  A.  Row  III  76 

Cover:  The  forty-first  president  of  the 
United  States,  George  Herbert  Walker 
Bush  '42.  See  p.  4  for  Bulletin  editor 
Meredith  Price's  interview  with  the 
president. 


Photography:  front  cover,  4  left,  5,  Da- 
vid Valdez,  the  White  House;  1,  2 
above,  3, 11, 13,  Richard  Graber;  2  be- 
low, Helen  Eccles;  4  right,  Pot  Pourri;  6, 

7  right  above,  8  right  above  and  below, 
Nick  Wheeler;  7  left  above  and  below, 

8  left  above,  Abbott-Boyle  Photogra- 
phers; 9, 10,  Bob  Mayo;  12,  Elizabeth 
Wilkin;  14,  15,  Michael  Marsland;  16, 
18,  A.  Montague  Fitzpatrick;  17,  Ed 
Eich;  19  left  below,  21,  Michael  Faraci; 
19  above,  Diz  Bensley  '43;  19  right  be- 
low, Amanda  Lydon;  20  above  and  be- 
low, Julian  Mettler;  22,  Pat  Edmonds; 
24,  Denis  Tippo;  back  cover,  Beverly 
Henderson.  All  photos  copyrighted. 


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ANDOVER BULLETIN 


Spring  1989 


Volume  82 


Number  3 


Making  a  Difference  by  Helen  M.  Eccles  1 
The  Andover-Dartmouth  Urban  Math  Teachers  Institute  works 
to  upgrade  the  effectiveness  of  inner-city  public  high  school 
math  teachers. 

On  the  Eve  of  the  Inauguration  4 

President-elect  George  Bush  describes  "the  real  me"  at  Andover 
in  a  telephone  interview  with  Bulletin  editor  Meredith  Price. 

Make  Your  Motto  "Smile  and  Improvise"  by  Linda  Demmers  6 
Surmounting  the  challenges  of  providing  full  service  through- 
out the  renovation,  the  librarians  proudly  welcome  us  to  the 
new  Oliver  Wendell  Holmes  Library. 

The  Virgil  Collection  by  Elizabeth  and  Carl  Krumpe  9 
Recent  library  renovations  have  created  a  home  for  one  of  the 
finest  Virgil  collections  in  the  Western  Hemisphere. 

Sakharov  and  the  Exchange:  Making  Home  of  Far  Away  1 1 

by  Gregory  Wilkin 

Recently  returned  from  Novosibirsk,  exchange  advisor  Wilkin 
reflects  upon  Sakharov's  talk  in  Cochran  Chapel. 

Andover's  Rhodes  Scholars  by  Meredith  Price  14 
Viva  Bartkus  '85  and  Josephine  Greene  '84  join  twenty-nine 
previous  Andover  graduates  as  Rhodes  Scholars. 

Retirements  16 

Louis  J.  Hoitsma,  Jr. 
Phyllis  W.  Powell 

Campus  News  18 

Winter  Sports  21 

Andover  Development  Board  22 

Letter  to  the  Editor  23 

Alumni  Miscellany  23 

Regional  Association  News  24 

Deaths  25 


Class  Notes 


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Making  a  difference: 

The  Andover-Dartmouth  Urban  Math  Teachers  Institute 


This  institute  brings  city  high 
school  teachers  to  Andover  to  help 
them  strengthen  their  command  of 
secondary  school  mathematics  and 
teach  with  greater  confidence. 


by  Helen  M.  Eccles 

On  a  mid-summer  morning  in 
Morse  Hall,  Nat  Smith,  in  cut-off 
jeans,  is  explaining  an  algebraic 
concept  to  fifteen  students:  "In 
pre-calculus,  the  name  of  the  game 
is  functions,  functions,  functions! 
Now  here's  another  way  you 
might  show  it  to  a  class."  The  stu- 
dents are  on  a  first-name  basis 
with  their  teacher  and  informally 
dressed,  but  their  attention  is  rivet- 
ed on  their  teacher's  words  and  the 
graph  he  chalks  on  the  board.  In 
another  classroom,  fifteen  more 
students  are  studying  the  same 
material.  All  are  adults,  most  are 
women,  and  a  majority  are  black. 
They  are  thirty  inner-city  high 
school  math  teachers,  nearly  all 
from  Atlanta,  Baltimore,  Chicago, 
Fort  Worth,  or  Detroit.  They  spend 
three  hours  a  day  studying  alge- 
bra, trigonometry,  and  pre- 


calculus,  then  another  hour  in 
Dave  Penner's  classroom  solving 
problems  with  computers  and 
learning  how  computers  can  be  ap- 
plied in  high  school  classrooms. 

This  is  the  Andover-Dartmouth 
Urban  Math  Teachers  Institute, 
(ADD,  Andover's  month-long 
summer  program  to  upgrade  the 
effectiveness  of  inner-city  public 
high  school  math  teachers,  operat- 
ing under  the  umbrella  of  the  And- 
over Summer  Session.  Designed 
and  directed  by  Frank  Eccles  '43, 
ADI  is  co-sponsored  by  Dartmouth 
College  and  enriched  by  weekly 
seminars  by  distinguished  Dart- 
mouth math  professors.  The 
Teachers  Institute  was  launched  in 
1982  by  a  two-year  grant  from  the 
Ford  Foundation  and  has  been 
funded  since  1984  by  two  three- 
year  grants  from  another  founda- 
tion. 

The  Institute  is  for  city  high 


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Director  Frank  Eccles  '43  with  Cellie  French, 
percent  of  Chicago's  ADI-trained  teachers 


school  math  teachers  who  current- 
ly teach  computational  drill  classes 
and,  perhaps,  Algebra  I,  and  aspire 
to  teach  upper  level  courses.  ADI's 
objective  is  to  help  them  strength- 
en their  command  of  secondary 
school  mathematics,  teach  with 
greater  confidence  and  pleasure, 
and  prepare  to  teach  second-year 
algebra,  trigonometry,  or  pre- 
calculus  in  their  home  schools.  In 
the  Teachers  Institute's  first  seven 
years,  207  public  school  math 
teachers  have  learned  at  Andover 
to  be  better  math  teachers. 

Each  evening,  one  PA  instructor 
spends  at  least  two  hours  in  the 
ADI  dormitory,  helping  partici- 
pants wrestle  with  concepts  and 
problems.  The  resident  tutor,  a 
previous  ADI  graduate,  attends 
classes  and  lives  in  Abbey  House 
to  help  with  homework,  organize 
activities,  and  act  as  a  lightning 
rod  for  participants'  problems. 
Sometimes  the  study  lamps  are  on 
and  the  six  computers  running 
long  after  midnight.  Only  one  par- 
ticipant has  left  the  program — for 
her  husband's  emergency  triple- 
bypass  coronary  surgery. 

"Collaborative  learning,  rather 
than  competition,  is  the  key,"  says 
Director  Eccles.  "There  are  no  tests 


and  no  grades,  although  we  put 
lots  of  comments  on  their  weekly 
hand-in  assignments.  These  adults 
don't  need  grades  for  motivation. 
We  urge  them  to  study  together  in 
groups,  and  we  hope  they'll  try 
that  with  their  classes  at  home." 

Once  a  week  we  gather  for  the 
Dartmouth  seminar,  and  after- 
wards in  the  Pease  House  back- 
yard for  our  weekly  picnic,  a  re- 
laxed opportunity  for  high  school 
teachers  to  talk  with  a  research 
mathematician.  One  seminar  and 
picnic  are  at  Dartmouth.  Thursday 
evenings  are  for  ADI  forums  on 
pedagogical  issues.  Participants 
also  observe  Andover's  (MS)2 
classes  being  taught  the  same  ma- 
terial the  ADI  group  is  studying. 

For  the  Andover  faculty,  the 
summer  peer-teaching  is  reward- 
ing, particularly  with  these  city 
teachers  who  serve  in  the  front-line 
trenches  in  education.  They've 
never  felt  so  appreciated.  Dick 
Lux,  Dave  Penner,  and  Nat  Smith 
have  taught  for  six  of  the  Insti- 
tute's first  seven  summers.  Other 
ADI  faculty  are  Don  Barry,  Al 
Coons,  Doug  Crabtree,  Frank  Han- 
nah, Doug  Kuhlmann,  Clem  Mo- 
rell,  and  Bill  Scott. 

The  experience  is  demanding  for 


both  faculty  and  students,  but  the 
bonds  it  forms  are  lasting.  From 
trips  to  our  network  of  cities,  I 
bring  back  messages  from  gradu- 
ates: "Tell  Dick  Lux  I  thought  of 
him  when  we  got  to  conic  sections! 
I  used  to  gloss  over  them  because  I 
felt  shaky  about  them.  Now  I  tear 
right  into  them."  "I'm  throwing 
graphs  up  all  the  time  and  I've  got 
the  kids  doing  it  too.  It  really  helps 
them  to  see  it."  "I'm  going  for  a 
master's  in  computer  science. 
Please  tell  Dave  Penner." 

A  summer  program,  however 
valuable,  will  fade  without  a  sus- 
tained follow-up.  Recruiting  trav- 
el, a  quarterly  newsletter,  and  an 
outreach  program  nurture  ADI's 
growth.  ADI  travel  includes  reun- 
ions and  meetings  with  school  ad- 
ministrators to  urge  them  to  make 


Dave  Penner  deriving  (and  wearing)  the 
Eider  equation 


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optimum  use  of  their  ADI-trained 
teachers.  In  fall  1987,  our  founda- 
tion established  a  $15,000  outreach 
program  to  help  ADI  past- 
participants  maintain  their  growth. 
A  small  grants  fund  responds  to 
individual  ADI  alumni  proposals 
for  class  projects,  activities,  or  ma- 
terials to  enliven  their  mathematics 
teaching.  Outreach  programs  this 
year  included  a  series  of  math 
teacher  seminars  for  Baltimore 
math  teachers,  proposed  by  their 
math  coordinator  and  planned  by 
a  committee  of  ADI  graduates;  re- 
union meetings  during  conferences 
of  the  National  Council  of  Teach- 
ers of  Mathematics;  subsidized 
participation  (often  for  the  first 
time)  in  these  conferences  and  in 
special  workshops. 

"What's  the  impact  on  the  cit- 
ies?" We  can't  know  in  full,  but  we 
do  know  that  approximately  25 
percent  of  Atlanta's  185  high 
school  math  teachers  have  attend- 
ed Andover  in  the  summer;  20  per- 
cent of  Baltimore's;  15  percent  of 
Fort  Worth's,  and  nearly  10  per- 
cent from  Chicago.  And  we  know 
a  great  majority — but  certainly  not 
all— of  the  more  than  200  ADI 
alumni  are  doing  what  we  hoped: 
teaching  at  least  one  higher-level 


"Collaborative  learning, 
rather  than  competition, 
is  the  key." 


mathematics  course,  and  teaching 
more  effectively  and  confidently 
than  ever.  Many  now  are  math 
club  sponsors  or  department 
heads.  Two  ADI  graduates  now 
teach  (MS)2  at  Andover. 

In  Atlanta,  the  ADI  alumni 
group  organized  the  Atlanta  And- 
over-Dartmouth  City-Wide  Math 
Tournament  to  generate  student 
enthusiasm  for  mathematics.  Over 
200  students  from  twelve  high 
schools  now  compete  three  times  a 
year,  with  parents  invited  to  the 
awards  ceremony  (the  decor  is  roy- 
al blue).  Atlanta's  school  superin- 
tendent has  singled  out  the  tour- 
ney for  its  effect  on  student 
motivation. 

In  Chicago,  sixteen  ADI  alumni 


have  used  their  summer  at  Ando- 
ver as  a  springboard  to  graduate 
study  in  mathematics  at  DePaul 
University,  their  tuitions  now  75 
percent  subsidized  by  ADI's  foun- 
dation. They  spend  all  day  Satur- 
day and  Sunday,  two  weekends  a 
month,  in  this  graduate  program. 

Dr.  Dorothy  Strong,  Chicago's 
director  of  mathematics,  says, 
"Many  of  the  teachers  who  have 
come  to  you  are  black.  When  our 
teachers  have  worked  with  Ando- 
ver teachers  and  felt  the  support  of 
programs  like  the  Teachers  Insti- 
tute, they  gain  confidence  to  dis- 
prove that  'rumor  of  inferiority' 
that  blacks  so  often  face." 

In  1984,  Mollie  Lasater  '56  asked 
ADI  to  include  Fort  Worth,  where 
she  was  school  board  president. 
She  reports,  "ADI  is  a  catalyst  for 
our  teachers."  Fort  Worth's  Bill 
Hudson  attended  ADI  in  '86,  be- 
came an  (MS)2  teacher  at  Andover 
in  1988,  and  this  January  was 
named  one  of  the  five  Christa 
McAuliffe  Educators  who  will  pre- 
pare and  lead  a  conference  for 
twenty  U.S.  high  school  teachers 
this  summer  at  Stanford. 

The  endorsements  we  most 
prize  come  from  the  ADI  teachers 
themselves.  Brenda  Brown,  Over- 
brook  High  School  in  Philadephia, 
writes,  "I  am  teaching  one  class  in 
Elementary  Functions  and  two  Al- 
gebra lis  and  an  Algebra  I  class — I 
make  my  students  feel  good  about 
themselves  and  their  ability  to  suc- 
ceed, just  as  you  did  with  us.  They 
are  a  joy  to  be  with  each  day. . .  .1 
have  just  five  more  courses  to  com- 
plete for  my  master's  degree.  I 
thank  all  of  you  for  giving  me  the 
courage  to  go  back  to  school  and 
enabling  me  to  realize  my  own  po- 
tential, especially  Doug  Crabtree.  I 
shared  my  fears  about  returning  to 
school  with  him,  and  he  said,  'Do 
it!'  "  The  following  year,  Brenda 
was  chosen  for  the  Rose  Linden- 
baum  Teacher  of  the  Year  Award, 
Philadelphia's  most  prestigious 
teaching  award.  □ 

Helen  Eccles  is  associate  director  of 
the  Teachers  Institute. 


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GEORGE  WALKER  BUSH 

"Pop"  "Poppy" 
Grove  Lane,  Greenwich,  Conn. 


AUV 

Secretary  of  Student  Council  (i  term) 
President  of  Society  of  Inquiry  (1941-42) 
Chairman  of  Student  Deacons  (1941-42) 
President  of  Greeks  (1940-42) 
Captain  of  Soccer  (1941) 
Society  of  Inquiry  (1940-42) 
Editorial  Board  of  the  Philhpian  (1938-39) 
Business  Board  of  the  Pot  Pol  rri  (1940-42) 
Varsity  Soccer  Squad  (1939-41) 
J.  V.  Baseball  Team  (1939) 
Varsity  Baseball  Team  {1941-42) 
Treasurer  of  Student  Council  (1  term) 


Yale 

President  of  Senior  Class  ( 1  term) 
Student  Council  (1941-42) 
Senior  Prom  Committee 
Advisory  Board 
Captain  of  Baseball  (1942) 
Manager  of  Basketball  (1941) 
Student  Deacon  (1940-42) 
All-Club  Soccer  (1938) 
Deputy  Housemaster 
Varsity  Basketball  Team  (1941-42) 
/arsity  Baseball  Squad  (1940) 
John  Hopkins  Prize  (1938) 


On  the  eve  of  the  Inauguration 


On  19  January  1989  President-elect 
George  Bush  '42  called  me  in  response 
to  my  request  for  an  interview  before 
the  Inauguration.  We  spoke  for  a  little 
over  twelve  minutes.  The  transcript  of 
that  conversation  follows.  Ed. 


MP:  I'd  like  to  begin  by  saying 
what  an  extraordinary  gesture  of 
affection  for  Andover  this  is  on 
your  part  by  calling  us  on  the  eve 
of  your  Inauguration. 

GB:  Well,  I  have  genuine  affection 
for  Phillips  Academy.  I  was  a  trus- 
tee for  a  long  time  after  leaving 
the  school,  and  I  really  have  genu- 
ine affection  and  love  for  the 
school.  I'm  delighted  to  be  able  to 
do  it. 

MP:  I  have  four  or  five  questions 
that  I'd  like  to  ask  you,  if  I  may. 

GB:  Yes,  and  I'll  try  to  keep  my 
answers  brief  so  that  we  don't 


overrun  our  time. 

MP:  All  right  sir,  let  me  go  ahead 
then.  You've  often  spoken  of  being 
an  "education  president."  Would 
you  expand  on  that  a  bit?  Was 
there  anything  in  your  Andover 
experience  that  has  influenced 
your  feelings  about  the  importance 
of  education? 

GB:  At  Andover,  one  of  the  hall- 
marks, of  course,  is  excellence.  We 
were  blessed  by  excellence  in  the 
faculty  and  excellent  standards. 
Another  hallmark  is  Andover's 
teaching  the  "real  business  of  liv- 
ing." So  my  view  is  to  try  through 
exhortation,  through  using  the 
White  House  as  a  bully  pulpit,  to 
encourage  excellence  in  a  wide  ar- 
ray of  ways  and  to  have  public  in- 
stitutions teach  values  and  thus 
teach  the  kids  about  the  "real  busi- 
ness of  living."  I  think  the  attempt 
on  my  part  to  reach  out  now  for 
excellence  at  every  level  in  educa- 


tion was  enhanced  by  my  educa- 
tion at  Phillips  Academy. 

MP:  We  wondered  if  there  was 
anything  in  your  Andover  experi- 
ence, perhaps  a  course  or  a  teacher, 
or  maybe  a  midnight  bull  session, 
that  might  have  influenced  you  in 
any  way  to  pursue  a  career  in  pub- 
lic service? 

GB:  In  those  days,  and  I  hope  it's 
the  same  now,  from  the  faculty 
and  from  just  the  general  environ- 
ment one  had  inculcated  into  him 
a  true  sense  of  public  service.  That 
it  was  a  good  concept.  That  it 
should  be  done.  The  speaker  at  our 
graduation  was  Henry  Stimson,  an 
Andover  graduate  of  many  years 
before,  who  was  Secretary  of  War 
and  a  very  prominent  public  ser- 
vant. There  were  a  lot  of  examples 
of  people  of  that  nature,  who  were 
leaders  in  their  communities  and 
in  their  nation  who  had  gone  to 
Andover,  and  who  gave  speeches 


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and  presentations.  The  faculty  also 
tried  to  encourage  the  students  in 
what  we  called  "the  Charities 
Drive,"  so  the  teachers  were  help- 
ing inculcate  into  the  kids  a  con- 
cept of  public  service.  There  wasn't 
any  one  course  that  steered  me  to- 
ward public  service,  but  two  cours- 
es really  stick  in  my  mind.  One  of 
them  was  a  very  tough  Latin 
course  long  years  ago  under  a  guy 
named  Dr.  Pointer,  and  the  other 
an  American  History  course  that 
was  required,  under  Dr.  Darling, 
and  they  didn't  teach  me  much 
about  the  kinder,  gentler  approach 
to  life,  but  they  did  teach  me  disci- 
pline. 

MP:  Is  there  any  particular  mes- 
sage you'd  like  to  send  to  Andover 
students? 

GB:  Save  some  time  for  public  life. 
Participate.  Don't  be  embarrassed 
to  adopt  that  concept  of  service  to 
community.  Do  something  to  help 
others.  We  from  Phillips  Academy 
were  blessed  by  a  superior  educa- 
tion, education  with  excellence  as 
its  underpinning,  but  a  lot  of  kids 
aren't  getting  that.  I  have  proposed 
a  program  called  "Youth  Entering 
Service"  under  which  kids  who  do 
have  a  good  education  try  to  inter- 
act with  kids  in  the  ghettos  or  oth- 


er areas  where  they're  fighting  a 
lot  tougher  odds.  So  try  to  figure 
out  how  you  can  put  something 
back  in. 

MP:  Several  students  have  asked 
me  if  you  really  were  the  squeaky 
clean  knight-in-shining-armor  that 
comes  through  in  the  Pot  Pourri. 
Your  list  of  extracurricular  activi- 
ties is  triple  that  of  most  people's, 
and  the  kids  are  saying:  "Was  this 
guy  for  real  when  he  was  here?"  Is 
there  anything  I  can  tell  them  that 
would  perhaps  expand  on  the 
George  Bush  image  that  we've  got 
here? 

GB:  Well,  I  don't  know  that  you 
can  judge  one's  life  by  how  many 
entries  there  are  under  his  name  in 
the  Pot  Pourri.  I  would  caution 
making  a  judgment  as  to  one's  true 
worth  using  that  standard  alone. 
What  really  drove  me  and  what  I 
loved  back  then  was  sports.  The 
competition  of  athletics — I  loved  it. 
I  made  fast  friends  engaging  in 
sports.  The  competitive  side  of  ath- 
letics was  something  that  I  learned 
well  at  Andover  and  served  me  in 
good  stead  for  the  rest  of  my  life.  I 
wasn't  a  particularly  good  student, 
but  I  think  that  more  important 
than  serving  as  head  of  this  society 
or  that  team  was  the  propensity  for 


friendship  at  Andover.  My  friend- 
ships made  there  are  as  fast  and 
strong  as  any  I  have  in  life,  even 
though  they  haven't  been  refur- 
bished by  constant  contact.  So,  the 
real  me  was  one  who  was  blessed 
by  many  friends  at  PA,  friendships 
that  have  endured,  blessed  by 
enough  athletic  ability  to  compete 
and  get  all  the  benefits  that  come 
from  that  competition  of  winning 
and  losing,  and  then  to  some  de- 
gree, disciplined  by  the  courses  I 
mentioned  and  some  others. 

MP:  My  last  question  is  this.  Let's 
imagine  you've  just  completed 
your  presidency.  Is  there  anything 
in  particular  you  would  hope  his- 
torians might  say  about  the  Bush 
presidency? 

GB:  Yes,  that  I  made  a  difference. 
Left  things  a  little  better  than  when 
I  found  them.  Kept  America  strong 
and  kept  the  inexorable  move  to- 
wards democracy  going  forward. 
And  I  say  "inexorable"  because 
when  you  look  around  the  coun- 
try, I  don't  think  any  serious  stu- 
dent of  world  politics  thinks  that 
socialism  or  communism  is  on  the 
rise.  I  think  most  people  see  that 
incentives  and  ownership  and  the 
freedoms  that  we  think  of  when 
we  think  of  democracy  are  on  the 
move,  and  I'd  like  to  keep  those 
trends  going  with  the  United 
States  in  the  forefront.  And  so,  I 
guess  at  the  end,  I'd  hope  they 
would  say:  "He  made  a  difference. 
He  did  his  best.  He  made  a  differ- 
ence." 

MP:  I  see,  sir.  I  certainly  appreciate 
your  time.  Is  there  anything  else 
you'd  like  to  say? 

GB:  Not  a  thing,  except  I  hope  to 
get  back  there  one  of  these  days. 

MP:  Well,  we'll  be  with  you  in 
spirit  tomorrow  at  the  Inaugura- 
tion. 

GB:  Wonderful.  Thank  you,  Mere- 
dith. □ 


The  Bush  family — with  more  than  a  touch  of  Blue:  George  Bush  '42  and  sons  George  '64, 
Jeb  71,  and  Marvin  75.  In  the  extended  family  (not  pictured),  brother  Prescott  '40;  ]ose- 
phine  Bradley  Bush  AA  '57;  Bush  cousins  Prescott  Bush  '63,  Alexander  Ellis  '67,  Jona- 
than Bush  '87. 


5 


After  eighteen  months  of  construc- 
tion, the  renovation  of  the  Oliver 
Wendell  Holmes  Library  has  been 
successfully  completed. 


by  Linda  Demmers 

Try  to  imagine  the  challenges  of 
operating  a  library  in  the  middle  of 
a  hard  hat  area.  Picture  a  cataloger 
at  her  terminal  surrounded  by  a 
spaghetti  sea  of  extension  cords, 
creating  machine-readable  records 
beside  the  fireplace  under  the 
watchful  eye  of  Archibald  Free- 
man's portrait.  Consider  a  build- 
ing with  no  running  water  for 
eight  months  open  fourteen  hours 
a  day  for  1,400  patrons.  Open  your 
doors  for  these  1,400;  close  your 
bookstacks;  and  then  provide  nine- 
ty-eight seats.  Make  your  motto: 
smile  and  improvise.  Perhaps  then 
you  can  begin  to  imagine  the  great 
eighteen-month  adventure  of  the 


librarians  of  the  Oliver  Wendell 
Holmes  Library. 

The  challenges  of  operating  a 
full-service  library  during  con- 
struction and  renovation  were 
clear,  as  were  our  priorities:  identi- 
fy and  eliminate  all  safety  hazards; 
maintain  good  lines  of  communi- 
cation with  all  members  of  the 
community;  work  as  a  team  with 
the  contractor,  preserving  the  ini- 
tial good  will;  make  compromises 
carefully;  never  sacrifice  patron 
service  for  other  administrative 
functions;  and  suspend  all  stan- 
dard operating  procedures. 

The  bookstacks  were  closed  dur- 
ing construction,  and  staff  mem- 
bers served  as  "stack  runners" 
making  approximately  70,000  trips 
through  the  five-story  stack  core. 
Every  volume  in  the  collection  had 
to  be  moved  twice  to  accommo- 
date painting  schedules,  and  many 
were  removed  for  safe  keeping. 
The  History  Department  offered  a 
shorter  term  paper.  Neighboring 
Day  Hall  was  closed  to  spare  resi- 


dents the  noise  and  dust.  The  refer- 
ence librarians  continued  to 
teach — often  two  classes  simulta- 
neously— in  the  Garver  Room,  and 
reserved  books  were  allowed  out 
of  the  building  for  the  first  time. 
(During  jackhammering,  dormito- 
ries were  quieter  than  the  library.) 

Some  of  the  best  and  worst  of 
times:  the  general  contractor  and 
librarian  startling  each  other  at 
4:30  a.m.  on  a  Sunday  morning 
when  heavy  rains  during  the  night 
prompted  both  to  check  the  tempo- 
rary roof  over  the  bookstacks.  .  .in 
the  spring,  a  small  white  cat  (Oliv- 
ia Wendell  Homeless)  delivering 
her  litter  in  a  soffit  over  the  new 
computer  center  (the  carpenters 
and  librarians  shared  responsibili- 
ty for  this  feline  family).  .  .  a  top- 
ping off  ceremony  in  the  fall  of 
1987,  including  a  Christmas  tree 
and  American  flag  atop  the  highest 
beam. .  .ten  librarians  in  hard  hats 
and  sneakered  feet.  .  .discovering 
treasures  that  had  been  packed 
away  in  the  existing  building  for 


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Left:  The  northwest  elevation  of  the  completed  library 

Above  and  right:  Construction  site  May  1987, 

and  the  restored  Donald  H.  McLean,  Jr.  Archives  Gallery 


years.  .  .finding  just  the  right 
bricks  (green  headers)  to  match  the 
original  masonry.  .  .and  develop- 
ing the  kind  of  camaraderie  that 
only  hardship  invites. 

What  were  the  real  achieve- 
ments of  the  project?  The  original 
staff  that  began  the  construction 
project  together  is  intact,  and  two 
new  members  were  persuaded  to 
join  midstream.  The  perseverance 
and  professionalism  of  the  general 
contractor  has  led  to  their  being 
hired  for  the  George  Washington 
Hall  renovation  project.  And  the 
completed  project,  the  Oliver  Wen- 
dell Holmes  Library,  has  proved  so 
inviting  as  to  welcome  over  95,000 
users  through  its  doors  during  the 
fall  1988  term.  □ 

Linda  Demmers  is  Director  of  the 
Oliver  Wendell  Holmes  Library. 


Right:  Southeast  corner  of  the  library  addi- 
tion, November  1987 


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8 


The  Virgil  collection 


The  Bancroft  collection's  outstanding 
treasure:  a  first  edition  ofDryden's 
translation 


by  Elizabeth  and  Carl  Krumpe 

The  recent  renovations  to  the  Oli- 
ver Wendell  Holmes  Library  have 
created  an  ideal  place  to  house 
Phillips  Academy's  Virgil  collec- 
tion. The  scholar  intent  on  work  at 
the  oak  table  in  the  lovely  quiet  of 
the  Oliver  Wendell  Holmes  Room 
on  the  southwest  corner  of  the  sec- 
ond floor  breathes  the  atmosphere 
of  antiquity  and  the  aura  of  med- 
iaeval scholarship.  The  carefully 
modulated  air  and  light  of  the 
modern  facility  makes  more  secure 
and  more  accessible  the  rare  manu- 
scripts of  Virgil's  works  in  printed 
copies,  themselves  rare,  from 
Rome,  Horence,  and  Milan.  On 
neighboring  shelves  is  a  small,  but 
fine  collection  of  incunabula,  the 
earliest  printed  editions  from  the 
fifteenth  century  printing  houses  of 
Venice,  Geneva,  and  Nuremberg. 

For  too  many  years,  the  treasure 
known  as  the  Virgil  collection  has 
been  kept  in  a  closed  and  dark- 
ened room  to  protect  its  pages 
from  serious  deterioration  brought 


by  improper  light  and  humidity. 
The  gift  of  the  renovated  library 
has  brought  an  end  to  that  indigni- 
ty to  the  finest  collection  in  the 
Western  Hemisphere  of  not  only 
the  works  of  Virgil,  but  commen- 
taries and  studies  of  him.  Known 
as  the  Charles  H.  Forbes  Collection  of 
Vergiliana,  it  owes  its  origin  to  Mr. 
Forbes  himself,  who  was  an  in- 
structor and  professor  of  Latin  at 
Phillips  Academy  from  1891-1933 
and  acting  headmaster  from  1931- 
33.  Professor  Forbes's  life-long 
commitment  to  the  study  of  Latin 
literature,  and  particularly  to  Vir- 
gil, bore  fruit  in  his  personal  collec- 
tion of  many  items  of  Vergiliana 
that  he  provided  to  the  library  as 
the  core  of  the  present  collection. 
Over  the  years,  many  fine  editions 
and  books  about  Virgil  have  been 
added  by  generous  women  and 
men  devoted  to  the  Academy  and 
to  the  study  of  Virgil. 

A  major  part  of  the  collection 
consists  of  the  Bancroft  Collection  of 
English  Versions  of  Virgil's  Poems, 
which  was  rescued  by  Professor 


Forbes  from  an  attic  where  it  had 
been  neglected  after  the  death  in 
1901  of  the  principal  of  the  Acade- 
my, Cecil  F.P.  Bancroft.  In  a  mod- 
est way,  with  his  own  personal 
and  limited  financial  resources, 
Principal  Bancroft  had  begun  col- 
lecting English  translations  of  Vir- 
gil. Although  he  had  published  a 
list  of  his  books  in  1884,  the  collec- 
tion seems  to  have  gone  relatively 
unnoticed  after  his  death.  While 
books  were  being  moved  in  1929 
into  the  then-new  Oliver  Wendell 
Holmes  Library,  Professor  Forbes 
was  reminded  by  chance  of  its  ex- 
istence as  he  browsed  in  a  copy  of 
a  well-known  standard  nineteenth 
century  English  translation  of  the 
Aeneid  by  John  Conington.  There 
he  stumbled  upon  a  list  in  the  fly 
leaf  in  Bancroft's  handwriting  of 
121  editions  of  other  English  trans- 
lations of  Virgil.  The  librarians 
mounted  a  careful  search  through 
attics  and  out-of-the-way  places  on 
the  campus,  and  recovered  all  but 
seven  of  the  listed  volumes.  For- 
mer pupils  of  Principal  Bancroft, 


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moved  by  the  recovery  of  their 
teacher's  books,  contributed  to  in- 
creasing the  collection.  It  was  final- 
ly made  an  integral  part  of  the 
Charles  H.  Forbes  Collection  ofVergil- 
iana.  Outstanding  and  unusual 
among  the  Bancroft  collection's 
many  treasures  are  a  first  edition 
of  John  Dryden's  famed  translation 
published  in  1697,  and  a  rare  and 
charming  translation  into  Scottish 
verse  by  a  certain  Gawin  Douglas, 
published  in  Edinburgh  in  1710. 

In  1931  Forbes,  with  the  financial 
help  of  the  Academy's  famous  ben- 
efactor, Thomas  Cochran,  pub- 
lished an  elegantly  printed  cata- 
logue of  the  entire  Charles  H.  Forbes 
Collection  of  Vergiliana.  Forbes 
clearly  hoped  that  the  collection 
might  acquire  a  copy  of  the  editio 
princeps  of  the  works  of  Virgil,  first 
published  in  Rome  in  1469.  Satis- 
faction had  to  be  found  in  six  incu- 
nabula, the  earliest  dated  1476,  three 
hundred  years  before  the  founding 
of  the  Republic.  These  were  the 
most  prized  possessions  of  the  col- 
lection. (An  incunabulum  is  an  edi- 
tion printed  between  1450  and  1500 
when  the  printer's  art  was  in  its  in- 
fancy; thus  the  word  incunabulum, 
meaning  cradle,  was  used.) 

In  his  foreword  to  the  catalogue, 
Forbes  noted  his  plan  "to  accumu- 
late contributions  of  scholarship  to 
the  betterment  of  the  text  of  the 
poet."  Among  the  most  valuable 
parts  of  the  collection  are  contribu- 
tions to  "the  study  of  [Virgil's] 
sources  of  inspiration  and  the  au- 
thors upon  whom  he  leaned,"  and 
to  "the  relations  of  subsequent 
writers  to  him."  Forbes  took  ap- 
parent pleasure  in  works  dealing 
with  Virgil  as  magician  and  proph- 
et in  mediaeval  legend,  and  in  the 
"specimens  of  the  puzzlemakers' 
centos  and  in  the  jesters'  parodies 
and  imitations."  (A  cento  is  a 
patch-work  composition  using 
lines  from  the  ancient  poet  rear- 
ranged to  tell  an  entirely  different 
story.)  One  of  the  incunabula  print- 
ed in  Paris  in  1499  is  such  a  work 
by  the  fourth  century  Christian 
nun,  Proba  Valeria,  whose  Virgil- 
ian  cento  of  stories  from  the  Bible  is 
reported  to  be  the  first  work  writ- 
ten by  a  woman  to  be  printed. 


Although  rarity  and  cost  have 
prevented  the  collection  from  ac- 
quiring any  codex,  (mediaeval  man- 
uscript), of  any  work  of  Virgil,  the 
next  best  thing  has  been  found  in 
printed  copies — themselves  rare — 
of  codices.  The  oldest  one  in  the  col- 
lection consists  of  fragments  of  the 
oldest  codices  of  Virgil  printed  in 
Rome  in  1741 .  This  copy  was  once 
owned  by  the  English  actor  David 
Garrick  and  contains  his  book- 
plate. A  second  such  printed  codex 
bears  the  same  date  and  is  from 
the  library  of  the  Medici  in  Flor- 
ence. Forbes  could  take  pride  in 
the  fact  that  of  the  more  than  1500 
items  listed  in  his  catalogue,  well 
over  200  are  not  listed  in  the  cata- 
logue of  the  British  Museum, 
which  houses  the  most  famous  col- 
lection of  the  complete  works  of 
Virgil.  There  are  parts  of  the 
Forbes  collection  unrivaled  by  the 
collections  of  most  college  libraries 
in  this  country. 

The  Charles  H.  Forbes  Collection  of 
Vergiliana  has  been  added  to  in  the 
years  following  Professor  Forbes's 
death  by  his  successors  in  the  Clas- 
sics Department,  interested  librari- 
ans of  the  Academy,  and  by  gifts 
from  generous  alumni.  Mr.  Arthur 
L.  Mullin  '35  and  Mr.  D.  Warner 
Dumas  '60  frequently  donate  vol- 
umes in  honor  of  Dr.  Alston  H. 
Chase,  long-time  teacher  of  the 
Classics  at  Phillips  Academy.  Mr. 
Mullin's  gifts  have  enhanced  the 
importance  of  the  collection  by  add- 
ing several  rare  fourteenth  century 


printed  editions  of  Virgil's  works. 
To  the  collection  of  translations  of 
Virgil,  Latin  teacher  emeritus  Mr. 
Robert  E.  Lane  has  added  two  unu- 
sual translations  into  Russian  by 
contemporary  scholars  in  the  Soviet 
Union.  In  1974,  the  benefits  of  mod- 
ern technology  were  brought  to  the 
collection,  and  it  was  recorded  on 
microfilm  by  Pergamon  Press;  the 
entire  contents  of  the  collection  are 
now  available  through  University 
Microfilms  to  libraries  and  scholars 
throughout  the  world. 

The  scholar  sitting  in  the  Oliver 
Wendell  Holmes  Room  amid  the 
legacy  of  Charles  H.  Forbes  and  cu- 
rious to  pore  over  its  reliques  of  the 
past  cannot  but  be  aware  that  the 
room  and  its  contents  provide  a 
perfect  monument  to  Professor 
Forbes,  Principal  Bancroft,  and  the 
many  others  who  have  devoted  re- 
sources to  it.  In  his  Virgil  collection 
Forbes  has  raised — to  quote  Vir- 
gil's friend  and  fellow  poet  Hor- 
ace— a  monumentum  acre  perennius, 
a  "monument  more  lasting  than 
bronze."  The  shades  of  Forbes  and 
Bancroft  must  take  pride  in  their 
legacy  to  the  future  generations  of 
young  women  and  men  of  Phillips 
Academy  of  riches  more  valuable 
than  gold.  □ 

Elizabeth  and  Carl  Krumpe  are  mem- 
bers of  the  Phillips  Academy  faculty: 
she  as  housecounselor  and  academic 
advisor,  he  as  instructor  in  Greek  and 
Latin. 


10 


by  Gregory  Wilkin 

We're  on  a  collision  course  with 
something  enormous.  That's  one  of 
the  things  I  understood,  maybe 
wrongly,  from  Andrei  Sakharov's 
remarks  when  he  appeared,  almost 
unannounced,  on  20  November  in 
Cochran  Chapel  at  what  turned 
out  to  be  a  word-of-mouth  school 
meeting.  It  was  for  me  a  whole 
new  view  of  the  way  the  universe 
is  proceeding,  and  he  gave  it  to  us 
in  Russian,  methodically  and  em- 
phatically, pausing  for  translation. 
I  got  the  feeling  that  I  wasn't  the 
only  one  in  that  unusually  hushed 
audience  to  decide  right  there  that 
I  might  actually  be  prepared  to 
overcome  years  of  bias  and  take 
some  physics. 

The  day  of  his  arrival  at  the 
Academy  I  had  awakened  at  4:00 
a.m.,  still  bodily  confused  by  our 
return  from  the  Siberian  exchange. 
Something  inside  me  didn't  wel- 


come the  prospect  of  hearing  the 
great  Academician;  I  didn't  want 
to  hear  polemical  talk,  and  deep 
down  that's  what  I  feared  from  a 
dissenter.  Polemical  talk  might 
have  disrupted  the  delicately 
poised  conclusions  I  had  drawn 
from  our  ten  weeks  in  the  Soviet 
Union;  1  had  grown  to  love  many 
of  the  loyal  Soviets  who  had  been 
my  colleagues  at  the  Physics- 
Mathematics  School  in  the  rather 
privileged  Siberian  town  of  Aka- 
demgorodok,  and  I  didn't  want  to 
hear  anything  that  would  make 
them  look  bad.  I  wanted  nothing 
to  interfere  with  my  memories  of 
people  like  Mila,  the  wonderfully 
warm,  superbly  communicative, 
only-Russian-speaking  math  teach- 
er from  the  school  who  met  us  in 
Moscow  and  accompanied  the  thir- 
teen of  us  on  the  two-and-a-half- 
day  train  trip  to  Novosibirsk  and 
who,  for  the  rest  of  our  six  weeks 
there,  welcomed  Ellie  and  Annie 


Andrei  Sakharov  with  his  daughter, 
Tatiatm  Yarikelevich,  in  Cochran  Chapel 


and  me  into  her  family  with  so 
many  acts  of  kindness,  so  many  ir- 
revocable hugs.  Annie,  at  twenty- 
three  months,  had  spoken  of  Mila 
and  her  husband  every  day  since 
we  had  returned  to  the  West.  And 
there  were  other  loyal  Soviets  in 
Akademgorodok  who  had  gotten 
as  deeply  into  our  blood. 

If  I  had  only  known  more  about 
Sakharov,  I  would  have  known 
that  he  has  never  made  a  religion 
out  of  dissent,  but  has  simply  kept 
his  eyes  open  and  has  decided  to 
testify  to  what  he  actually  sees. 
This  has  always  been  Sakharov's 
way  of  picturing  himself,  too:  not 
as  a  dissenter,  an  "otherwise- 
thinker,"  but  a  "free-thinker."  And 
so,  when  asked  in  the  question  pe- 
riod at  Cochran  about  his  views  of 
perestroika  ("re-structuring"),  Dr. 
Sakharov  gave  us  some  new  criti- 
cisms of  the  way  things  are  being 
done,  criticisms  right  in  line  with 
the  courageous  stands  he  has 


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Annie  and  Greg  Wilkin  (right)  at  the  open 
market  with  Mila  and  Slava  Mali 


taken  for  the  last  thirty  years. 

According  to  former  New  York 
Times  writer  Harrison  Salisbury, 
the  first  time  Andrei  Sakharov 
took  a  public  stand  on  a  major 
question  of  Soviet  policy  was  as 
early  as  1958,  when  he  and  an  as- 
sociate named  Zeldovich  wrote  a 
public  letter  against  Khrushchev's 
educational  proposals,  and  ad- 
vanced some  of  their  own,  con- 
cluding with  the  idea  that  new 
programs  in  math  and  physics 
should  be  set  up  for  gifted  stu- 
dents. Sakharov's  appeal  won  the 
day;  the  first  special  school  of  this 
kind  was  school  number  165  in 
Akademgorodok,  outside  Novosi- 
birsk in  Siberia. 

This  is  the  school  to  which  we 
have  been  exchanging  these  last 
three  school  years,  and  the  thirteen 
of  us  were  lucky  enough  to  be 
spending  our  six  weeks  at  School 
165  during  the  celebration  of  their 
twenty-fifth  anniversary.  Alumni 
came  from  thousands  of  miles 
away  to  celebrate  for  three  days, 
comparing  notes,  hearing  presen- 
tations, getting  to  know  students, 


and,  at  one  long  meeting  that  I  en- 
joyed, standing  up  class-by-class  to 
tell  stories  of  their  days  as  shkohiiki, 
testifying  unabashedly  to  their 
love  for  their  school.  On  the  last 
night  of  our  too-short  stay  we  were 
all  up  on  the  same  stage,  in  effect 
doing  the  same.  The  next  day,  in 
the  bitter  pre-dawn  cold,  the  bus  to 
the  airport  was  filled  with  layers 
and  layers  of  well-wishing  stu- 
dents and  faculty;  others  had  to  be 
turned  away,  to  walk  back  in  the 
dark  to  the  dorms. 

We  were,  all  of  us,  deeply  sad- 
dened to  be  leaving  such  friends. 
But  the  subsequent  three  weeks  of 
conventional  tourism  (Moscow, 
Leningrad,  Riga,  Kiev,  Minsk, 
Vladimir)  were  enough  to  make  us 
giddy  with  anticipation  as  we  flew 
home  from  Frankfurt  on  17  No- 
vember. We  threw  Lufthansa  pil- 
lows at  each  other  as  the  plane 
touched  down.  And  it  was  a  spe- 
cial bonus  to  learn,  as  we  were 
picked  up  at  the  airport,  that  Aca- 
demician Sakharov  would  himself 
be  appearing  in  the  Chapel  in  a 
couple  of  days,  and  that  we  would 


have  a  chance  to  meet  him.  We 
knew,  if  only  from  popular  media, 
that  he  had  been  an  activist  in  sup- 
port of  free  inquiry  and  debate, 
free  emigration  and  return,  open 
practice  and  discussion  of  religion, 
and  against  court  corruption,  mili- 
tarization, nuclear  deterrence, 
crimes  against  the  environment 
and  the  politicization  of  psychia- 
try. And  we  knew  that  he  was  a 
brilliant  man,  the  youngest  Soviet 
ever  to  reach  the  heroic  status  of 
"Academic." 

Once  before  on  the  trip  I  had  felt 
like  Perceval,  the  Grail  hero  about 
whom  I've  been  intermittently 
writing  in  my  dissertation:  after 
long  travel  and  lots  of  adventure, 
he  comes  into  the  presence  of  the 
Fisher  King  (a  man  his  underlings 
make  much  of  but  who  has,  like 
Gorbachev,  lots  of  problems)  and 
fails  to  ask  an  important  question. 
My  failed  opportunity  had  come 
when  our  group  visited  the  Soviet 
Minister  of  Education,  Gennady 
Alekseivich  Yagodin,  and  the 
question  I  should  have  asked, 
about  the  outrageously  biased 
English  textbooks  I  saw  in  Siberia 
(they  relentlessly  portrayed  the 
USA  as  a  place  of  unendurable 
cruelty  and  injustice),  was  the 
same  one  Perceval  was  expected  to 
ask:  "Who  is  served  by  these 
things?"  (Upon  returning  to  Ando- 
ver,  though,  we  were  visited  by  a 
touring  delegation  from  that  same 
ministry,  and  I  had  a  chance  to  ask 
my  question;  what  might  be  called 
a  productive  dialogue  ensued.)  Af- 
ter Mr.  Sakharov's  departure  on 
that  Sunday,  I  realized  I  had 
missed  another  chance:  if  I  had 
bothered  to  read  his  works  before- 
hand, I  would  have  known  enough 


12 


to  ask  a  question  that  has  since  be- 
come very  important  to  me.  Does 
he  still  subscribe  to  the  principle  of 
"convergence,"  whereby  his  hopes 
of  peace  presuppose  the  gradual 
and  reciprocal  assimilation  of  so- 
cialism and  capitalism? 

Why  am  I  interested  in  this  ques- 
tion? I  basically  hope  he  still  does. 
It  came  to  me  that  I  was  yearning 
for  such  a  convergence  when,  on 
our  second  swing  through  Mos- 
cow, I  had  a  chance  to  visit  the  An- 
glo-American School  on  the 
grounds  of  the  new  American  em- 
bassy. It  didn't  take  long  to  feel  the 
contrast  between  the  embattled, 
fortress  mentality  in  that  KGB- 
harrassed  compound,  where  non- 
fraternization  is  still  the  official 
policy,  and  the  wide-open  spirit  of 
interactive  cooperation  I  enjoyed 
as  an  American  at  School  165. 

In  fact,  after  living  in  the  hinter- 
lands, I  feel  far  less  politically  mes- 
sianic than  I  did  on  our  faculty 
tour  in  1985.  True,  places  like  Aka- 
demgorodok  are  the  best  that  So- 
viet socialism  has  managed  to 
create,  and  a  tragic  amount  of 
needless  suffering  and  death 


paved  the  way  for  such  communi- 
ties, but  Akademgorodok  was  for 
us  a  livable,  safe,  and  intellectually 
vibrant  place,  from  which  no  one 
needed  any  special  deliverance.  As 
a  Catholic  I  found  that  the  menu  of 
available  Sunday  liturgies  was 
even  more  limited  and  unvaried 
than  Siberian  cuisine,  but  I  could 
tell  that  it,  too,  could  support 
healthy  life:  we  managed  a  service 
each  Sunday  in  the  Soviet  Union, 
either  Russian  Orthodox,  Catholic, 
or  Baptist,  and  they  were  breath- 
takingly  passionate  and  inspiring, 
with  sermons  that  were  theologi- 
cally respectable.  Of  course,  I 
might  be  wrong:  I  don't  want  to  be 
like  Bernard  Shaw,  reporting 
naively  that  Stalin's  intentional  fa- 
mine in  the  Ukraine  wasn't  really 
happening.  But  I  am  now  offended 
when  people  wish  greater  hard- 
ship on  the  Soviet  Union,  hoping 
that  hard  times  there  will  make  for 
better  times  here,  or  else  some 
kind  of  wholesale  betrayal  of  the 
socialist  agendum. 

What  I  want  people  unmistaka- 
bly to  know  now  is  simply  this:  our 
friends  live  there. 


And  one  of  these,  certainly,  is 
the  loyal  Soviet  free-thinker, 
Sakharov. 

I  became  sure  of  that  (that  al- 
though a  loyal  Soviet,  he,  too,  was 
a  friend)  when  I  heard  his  last 
words  to  our  assembly,  words  that 
bespoke  how  valuable  a  scientist, 
citizen  and  grandfather  he  is:  "One 
must  be  honest  with  oneself.  Work 
hard.  And  you  should  think  of 
those  who  are  near  you  as  well  as 
those  who  are  far."  With  those 
words  I  grew  certain  again  that, 
whatever  the  universe  is  doing, 
there  is  no  collision  course  necessar- 
ily plotted  for  our  two  countries. 
All  we  and  the  Soviet  leadership 
have  to  do,  I'd  say,  is  to  continue 
installing  the  changes  Sakharov 
has  so  long  suggested.  I  can  attest 
that  his  first  idea — school  165 — 
came  out  real  well.  □ 

Gregory  Wilkin,  an  instructor  in  Eng- 
lish, was  faculty  advisor  on  the  fall  '88 
exchange  to  Novosibirsk. 


Andrei  Sakharov  and  grandson,  Matvei 
Yankelevich  '91,  among  friends 


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Andover's  Rhodes  Scholars 


by  Meredith  Price 

Viva  Bartkus  '85  and  Josephine 
(Jody)  Greene  '84  are  Rhodes 
Scholars-elect  for  1989.  Two  of  thir- 
ty-two finalists  from  over  1,000  ap- 
plicants, Viva  and  Jody  will  pursue 
graduate  study  at  the  University  of 
Oxford.  Rhodes  Scholarships  were 
established  by  the  will  of  Cecil  B. 
Rhodes  in  1902  to  further  the  cause 
of  world  peace  by  bringing  togeth- 
er exceptional  scholars.  The 
awards  meet  all  educational  fees 
and  provide  a  maintenance  allow- 
ance. The  first  women  from  Ando- 
ver  to  be  selected  (women  were 
first  elected  in  1977),  Viva  and  Jody 
join  twenty-nine  previous  scholars 
from  Phillips  Academy.  Among 
the  first  Americans  named  in  1904 
was  Frances  H.  Fobes,  PA  1900. 
Five  times  since  then,  two  Acade- 
my graduates  have  been  named  in 
the  same  year:  1922, 1938, 1960, 
1967,  and  1989. 

"Tired  of  defending  myself  for 
liking  to  study"  in  her  local 
schools,  Viva  Bartkus  applied  to 
boarding  schools  as  a  Junior,  was 
admitted  wherever  she  applied, 
and  chose  Andover  because  ad- 
mission interviewer  Jean  McKee 
"was  clearly  interested"  in  her  "as 
a  person."  McKee  found  her  "an 
admission  officer's  dream  who  en- 
compasses genuine  intellectual  cu- 
riosity, a  love  of  learning,  and  a 
giving  personality." 

In  three  years  (she  was  re- 
classified as  an  Upper  her  second 
year  here),  Viva  excelled  in  what- 
ever she  attempted:  recipient  of  fif- 
ty-nine "6's"  in  sixty-one  graded 
courses;  winner  of  the  Wells  Prize 
as  the  outstanding  Junior,  the  Har- 
vard Prize  as  an  Upper,  the  Facul- 
ty Prize  for  outstanding  scholar- 
ship as  a  Senior;  cum  laudc 
graduate  with  senior  honors  in 
math,  physics,  and  Spanish;  prize- 


winner in  other  disciplines,  as 
well:  History  (Kates  Prize),  English 
(Means  Essay),  German  (2nd  Year 
Department  Prize).  A  talented  ath- 
lete, she  played  on  three  varsity 
teams  as  a  Junior  (volleyball,  bas- 
ketball, and  softball),  and  won  six 
varsity  letters  and  an  interwoven 
sweater.  Some  of  her  many  other 
activities  included  dorm  proctor, 
Graham  House  tutor,  and  member 
of  the  Headmaster's  Symposium 
on  Latin  America. 

One  of  the  qualities  recognized 
by  the  Wells  Prize  is  loyalty.  For- 
mer Dean  of  Admission  Josh  Min- 
er, a  mentor  "who  made  me  know 
my  own  worth"  recalls  her  devo- 
tion to  her  brother,  initially  denied 
admission.  In  his  letter  supporting 
her  Rhodes  application  he  noted, 
"Viva,  at  age  fourteen,  arrived  in 
my  office  impeccably  dressed. . . 
and  proceeded  to  read  from  a  pre- 
pared paper  an  impressive  litany 
of  evidence  to  the  effect  that  we 
should  reconsider  her  brother's  ap- 
plication. . .  .1  was  as  impressed 
with  her  demeanor  as  I  was  with 
the  cogency  and  clarity  of  her  ar- 
gument." Viva  won  the  day.  Broth- 
er Darius  was  admitted,  became  an 
honor  roll  student  and  captain  of 
boys'  gymnastics,  and  is  now  a 
junior  at  Dartmouth. 

Viva  has  shown  her  loyalty  to 
her  Lithuanian  roots,  as  well.  Be- 
fore entering  Yale  she  worked  in  a 
Lithuanian  scout  camp.  At  Yale, 
she  founded  a  Sunday  school  for 
Lithuanian  children  in  New 
Haven. 

This  May  she  will  graduate  Phi 
Beta  Kappa  and  will  receive  both 
her  B.A.  and  M.A.  in  economics,  no 
surprise  at  all  to  PA  Instructor  John 
Strudwick,  who  once  noted:  "Viva 
wrote  one  of  the  best  papers  that  I 
have  ever  received  from  my  eco- 
nomics classes. . .  .1  still  use  it  for 


Viva  Bartkus.  "In  recognition  of  loyalty, 
perseverance,  sterling  character" — Wells 
Prize  1983 


reference."  Among  her  host  of  re- 
cent activities,  those  most  impor- 
tant to  her  were  tutoring  Yale  un- 
dergraduates in  economics  and 
Yale's  Chinese  graduate  students  in 
English,  leading  an  inner-city  scout 
troop,  and  establishing  a  counsel- 
ing program  for  severely  injured 
athletes.  The  trauma  associated 
with  her  two  major  knee  operations 
convinced  Viva  of  the  need  for  this 
kind  of  counseling.  Characteristi- 
cally, she  met  that  need. 

At  Oxford  she  will  undertake  a 
three-year  program  leading  to  a 
Ph.D.  in  international  relations.  Af- 
terwards, she  plans  a  career  in 
government,  perhaps  with  the  Na- 
tional Security  Council,  perhaps 
the  State  Department. 

Jody  Greene  entered  Andover 
as  an  Upper  Middler.  At  her  previ- 
ous school  in  England  she  had 
achieved  an  impressive  record: 
three  A's  and  six  B's  in  O  Levels, 
but  she  found  being  a  bright  girl  a 
year  younger  than  her  class- 
mates— and  an  American — quite 
difficult.  Admitted  to  fine  schools, 
she  chose  Andover  "on  a  whim." 

The  whim  was  a  felicitous  one. 
She  found  Andover  an  uncom- 
monly happy  place  where,  con- 


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Jody  Greene.  "Teachers  with  any  extra 
money  at  all  would  pay  to  teach  her." — 
Nancy  Sizer,  History  340 


trary  to  her  previous  experience, 
"students  were  glad  they  were 
here"  and  where  "students  and  fa- 
culty both  said,  if  you're  interested 
in  it,  do  it.  So  I  did."  Did  she  ever! 

Music  and  drama  were  her  ma- 
jor activities.  A  member  of  the  "8 
'n  1"  and  "Cantata,"  she  also 
founded  "All  That  Jazz,"  an  all-girl 
singing  group.  During  her  first 
winter  here  she  stage-managed 
Hamlet.  Director  Holly  Owen  re- 
members her  as  "an  absolute  pow- 
erhouse. .  .the  backstage  force. . . 
my  Zeus."  Later  she  managed  the 
musical  "Runaways;"  the  next  fall 
she  played  the  chorus  in  Anouilh's 
Antigone.  Director  Jean  St.  Pierre 
recalls  "with  a  simple  gesture  or  a 
perfectly  delivered  phrase,  she  be- 
came the  voice  and  presence  of 
tragic  awareness." 

Later  in  the  year  she  took  over 
as  director  of  "The  Me  Nobody 
Knows"  when  Owen  entered  the 
hospital.  She  bowed  out  in  Kevin 
Heelan's  Taylor  Hall  basement 
production  of  "The  Curse  of  the 
Starving  Class." 

Just  before  her  seventeenth 
birthday,  Jody  graduated  cum  laude 
with  senior  honors  in  Russian  and 
Theatre  and  Dance.  Two  teachers 
had  been  particularly  important  to 


her;  Jean  St.  Pierre,  "my  mentor," 
and  David  Cobb.  "He  took  my  sen- 
tences apart;  I  learned  to  write." 

Two  days  later  she  began  the 
first  of  many  summers  at  the  Wil- 
liamstown  Theatre  Festival.  Hav- 
ing deferred  admission  to  Yale,  she 
spent  her  year  off  at  Julliard  School 
as  an  electrician;  at  the  New  York 
Theatre  Workshop  as  an  assistant 
producer  and  assistant  stage  man- 
ager; as  a  cook  in  Paris;  and,  final- 
ly, as  a  worker  at  the  American 
Farm  School  in  Greece  under  the 
Experiment  in  International  Living. 

Jody  chose  to  confine  her  in- 
volvement in  theatre  to  the  sum- 
mers and  concentrated  on  academ- 
ic and  other  interests  at  Yale.  An 
English  major,  she  was  elected  to 
Phi  Beta  Kappa  as  a  sophomore.  She 
won  numerous  academic  honors, 
including  the  Outstanding  Junior 
Award  from  the  English  Depart- 
ment and  a  Bates  summer  travel- 
ling fellowship  to  work  on  educa- 
tion projects  in  South  Africa. 
Among  her  other  achievements, 
she  is  particularly  proud  of  being  a 
member  of  St.  Anthony's  "Final 
Society,"  sitting  on  two  university 
standing  committees,  and  restruc- 
turing food  salvage  programs  for 
all  of  Yale.  She  earned  these  dis- 
tinctions while  working  twenty 
hours  a  week  in  Yale  dining  halls 
and  local  restaurants. 

At  Oxford,  she  will  read  for  a 
B.A.  in  philosophy,  politics,  and 
economics,  focusing  on  the  politics 
and  economics  of  developing 
countries.  Then  she  plans  to  enter 
the  Peace  Corps  and  teach  in  West 
Africa  before  pursuing  a  career  in 
education  and  international  devel- 
opment for  UNESCO  or  the  Carne- 
gie Foundation. 

In  addition  to  her  Rhodes  Schol- 
arship, Jody  was  also  awarded  a 
Marshall  Scholarship,  offered  to 


thirty  men  and  women  each  year 
for  "distinction  of  intellect  and 
character."  She  believes  "my  years 
at  Andover  enabled  me  to  win 
these  fellowships."  Jody  chose  the 
Rhodes  because  it  seemed  more  ap- 
propriate to  her  career  interests. 

A  1987  brochure  on  the  Rhodes 
Scholarships  prepared  by  the  Of- 
fice of  the  American  Secretary 
states:  "Selection  Committees  are 
charged  to  seek  excellence  in  quali- 
ties of  mind  and  in  qualities  of  per- 
son which,  in  combination,  offer 
the  promise  of  effective  service  to 
the  world  in  the  decades  ahead. 
The  Rhodes  Scholarships,  in  short, 
are  investments  in  people.  .  .  ."  In 
Viva  and  in  Jody,  the  investments 
have  been  well-placed.  □ 


Andover's  Rhodes  Scholars 

1904  Frances  Howard  Fobes 

1905  William  W.  Thayer 
1914   Scott  Hurtt  Paradise 

1922  John  Porter  Carleton 
William  Edwards  Stevenson 

1923  Ned  Bliss  Allen 

1928  Champness  Terry  Sedgwic  Keep 

1931  John  Butlin  Martin,  Jr. 

1933  Thomas  Corwin  Mendenhall,  II 

1935  William  Lewis  Sachse 

1938  James  Harlan  Cleveland 
Louis  Julius  Hector 

1950  Geoffrey  Bush 

1951  Peter  John  Urnes 

1 952  Robert  Philip  Moncrief 

1955  Richard  Henry  Ullman 

1956  Edward  Isaac  Selig 

1 960  Robert  Choate  Darnton 
Langley  Carleton  Keyes 

1 961  William  Wallace  Sterling 
1963  Willard  Scott  Thompson 
1965  Keith  Henry  Chiappa 
1967  Charles  Stevenson  Abbot 

Edward  Winslow  Campion 

1969  David  Benson  Roe 

1970  Eric  Redman 

1971  Richard  James  Balfour 
1974  Edmund  Graham  Gibbons 
1976  Stephen  Neil  MacFarlane 
1989  Viva  Ona  Bartkus 

Josephine  Greene 


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RETIREMENTS 


Louis  J.  Hoitsma,  Jr. 

In  1953  Winfield  M.  Sides,  chair- 
man of  our  Mathematics  Depart- 
ment, was  looking  for  young  men 
with  good  math  backgrounds  and 
the  ability  to  coach  at  the  varsity 
level.  When  he  interviewed  Lou  at 
the  College  of  William  and  Mary, 
Sides  practically  hired  him  on  the 
spot. 

Lou  had  returned  to  William 
and  Mary  after  a  stint  in  the  Navy 
during  WW  II  as  a  gunfire  spotter 
on  a  destroyer  in  the  Pacific.  (Re- 
leased from  the  Navy  as  an  ensign, 
he  kept  up  his  reserve  status  and 
retired  from  the  USNR  twenty-one 
years  later  as  a  Lt.  Commander.) 
Quite  an  athlete  in  football  and 
track,  Lou  was  captain  of  the  1948 
football  team  and  elected  to  the 
All-Conference  and  All-State  foot- 
ball teams.  William  and  Mary  fans 
still  recall  his  fabulous  game- 
winning  catch  to  upset  power- 
house University  of  North  Caroli- 
na. After  graduating  with  a  B.S.  in 
1948,  he  stayed  on  to  teach  in  the 
Physical  Education  Department, 
coach  freshman  football  and  varsi- 
ty track,  serve  in  the  Admissions 
Office,  and  begin  work  on  his  mas- 
ter's degree.  Most  important  of  all, 
he  married  William  and  Mary 
alumna  Audrey  N.  Allein. 

During  his  first  year  at  Andover, 


Lou  finished  the  work  on  his  mas- 
ter's in  education.  In  subsequent 
years  he  continued  his  study  with 
National  Science  Foundation 
grants  for  summer  work  at  the 
University  of  Colorado  and  Bow- 
doin  College,  and  then  for  his  sab- 
batical year  at  the  University  of 
North  Carolina  in  1963-64. 

Lou  has  taught  mathematics  at 
all  levels,  from  first  year  algebra  to 
advanced  placement  calculus.  His 
patience  and  willingness  to  give 
extra  help  have  enabled  many 
struggling  students  to  succeed.  He 
particularly  enjoyed  working  with 
younger  students,  and  encouraged 
the  use  of  the  computer  in  lower- 
level  math  courses.  His  instruction- 
al booklet,  BASIC  In  10  Minutes  A 
Day,  was  used  here  in  the  days  be- 
fore the  microcomputer. 

During  his  thirty-six  years  here 
Lou  has  also  been  a  housecounse- 
lor  and  a  dedicated  coach  in  foot- 
ball, track,  squash,  baseball,  soccer, 
and  lacrosse.  It  is  in  squash,  how- 
ever, that  he  has  made  the  most 
significant  contribution.  When  the 
Memorial  Gymnasium  was  com- 
pleted in  1952,  five  squash  courts 
were  included  and,  for  the  first 
time  in  the  school's  history,  squash 
was  offered  as  a  sport.  Although 
Lou  had  little  experience  with  the 
game,  through  study,  clinics,  and 


practice  he  became  an  excellent 
player  and  coach.  The  year  after  he 
was  appointed  head  coach,  the 
team  had  its  first  winning  season. 
He  went  on  to  become  one  of  the 
most  successful  squash  coaches  in 
New  England,  winning  the  New 
England  Interscholastic  champion- 
ship four  years  in  a  row,  1966-69. 

Lou  and  his  lovely  wife  Audrey 
are  two  of  the  warmest,  friendliest, 
most  generous  people  that  we 
know.  While  raising  three  chil- 
dren, Ellen  73,  Todd  '80,  and  Don- 
na '83,  they  were  unstinting  in 
their  gifts  of  time  and  energy.  Even 
emeriti  came  under  their  umbrella. 
When  Lou  noticed  on  a  visit  to 
Dick  Pieters's  summer  place  that 
the  roof  on  Dick's  shed  and  garage 
was  sagging,  he  returned  a  few 
days  later  with  lumber,  hammer 
and  saw  to  make  the  repairs.  With 
her  considerable  knowledge  of 
horticulture  and  her  special  touch 
in  arranging  flowers,  Audrey 
created  beautiful  arrangements  on 
campus  each  year.  Her  support  of 
the  Ladies'  Benevolent  Society  and 
of  campus  beautification  activities 
has  been  constant.  Together  with 
Lou,  she  has  provided  an  element 
of  graciousness  and  gentleness  that 
will  not  easily  be  replaced. 

They  recently  bought  a  retire- 
ment condominium  in  Williams- 
burg, Virginia.  Fortunately  we 
won't  be  losing  them  back  to  Wil- 
liam and  Mary  completely,  as  they 
have  renovated  and  winterized 
their  summer  home  in  Henniker, 
New  Hampshire. 

— /.  Richard  Lux 


Phyllis  W.  Powell 

Phyllis's  pioneering  spirit  showed 
up  early  in  life.  After  graduating 
from  Wellesley  in  1947,  marrying 
Larry,  and  raising  two  children  to 
school  age,  she  embarked  on  an 
unusual  adventure  for  women  of 
her  generation.  In  1959  she  tracked 
down  a  new  Danforth  Fellowship 
for  mature  women.  Then  she 
gained  admission  to  graduate 
school  at  Harvard  where  she  be- 
gan work  toward  a  Ph.D.  in  a  field 
that  was  totally  new  to  her,  Slavic 


16 


languages  and  literatures.  Al- 
though she  had  not  majored  in 
Russian  in  college,  she  soon  caught 
up.  Within  four  years  she  was  lec- 
turing in  scientific  Russian  at 
Brown  University.  In  her  original 
research  in  nineteenth  and  twenti- 
eth century  Russian  and  compara- 
tive literature,  she  delved  into  the 
lives  of  the  Decembrist  women, 
and  her  seminal  articles  on  the  Sta- 
lin era  literary  figure  Michael  Bul- 
gakov have  provided  a  scholarly 
model  for  tracing  the  connections 
between  literature  and  politics. 

Even  before  Phyllis  came  to 
Andover  in  1976,  she  was  an  inno- 
vator. As  a  college  professor  and 
administrator,  she  actively  ad- 
vanced the  development  of  new 
educational  systems  and  the  study 
of  Russian  language  and  culture. 
She  broke  new  ground  by  estab- 
lishing a  Russian  Department  at 
Cleveland  State  University.  In  1971 
she  was  instrumental  in  founding 
an  experimental  Cluster  College 
with  a  non-traditional  curriculum 
and  a  system  of  interdisciplinary 
workshops.  Because  of  her  proven 
administrative  talents,  she  was  ap- 
pointed the  Assistant  Dean  of  the 
College  of  Arts  and  Sciences  at 
Cleveland  State,  where  she  worked 
as  a  tenured  associate  professor  be- 
fore moving  to  Andover. 

Phyllis's  career  at  Andover  has 
also  been  outstanding.  She  began 
her  work  as  Dean  of  the  Academy 
three  years  after  the  merger  with 
Abbot,  and  her  years  of  service 
from  1976  to  1983  marked  a  time  of 
academic  creativity  and  strength. 
She  aided  in  charting  the  course  of 
the  school  with  a  firm  and  steady 
guiding  hand  through  those  years 
of  transition.  She  administered  the 
academic  program,  academic  ad- 
vising, college  couseling,  the  infir- 
mary, Graham  House,  Abbot 
Academy  Grants,  and  the  library. 
She  also  taught  Competence  and 
Russian  History  and  Literature. 

Phyllis's  years  as  a  dean  marked 
progress,  accomplishment,  and 
greater  acceptance  for  women  at 
Andover,  and  she  has  played  a  sig- 
nificant role  in  working  toward  a 
humane  coeducational  environ- 
ment. Phyllis,  like  an  unhesitating 


pilgrim  prepared  for  a  journey  of 
unknown  lengths,  never  let  the 
day-to-day  steps  go  untaken.  Her 
constructive  steps  were  many.  As 
Dean  of  Studies  she  put  together  a 
series  of  discussions  addressing  fe- 
male students'  career  aims.  In  the 
spring  of  1987  she  chaired  an  ad 
hoc  committee  that  developed  a 
policy  on  sexual  harrassment, 
should  such  problems  arise  on 
campus.  As  one  of  the  founders 
and  co-advisors  of  the  Women's 
Forum,  she  has  been  a  mainstay  of 
this  coeducational  group  funded 
by  the  Abbot  Academy  Associa- 
tion to  promote  the  discussion  of 
gender  issues  on  campus.  Most  re- 
cently, she  has  worked  on  the  Hu- 
man Issues  Team  to  back  up  the 
school's  commitment  to  diversity. 

In  recent  years  she  has  moved 
from  Dean  of  Studies  to  Director  of 
the  Summer  Session,  the  adminis- 
trative job  she  has  most  enjoyed. 
While  running  the  Summer  Ses- 
sion, she  has  also  become  a  major 
influence  in  the  lives  of  interna- 
tional students  on  campus.  She  has 
been  their  academic  advisor  and 
their  dedicated  advocate.  Because 
she  believed  that  we  could  learn 
from  an  exchange  of  ideas  with 
similar  schools,  she  has  been  a 
leading  member  of  several  inde- 
pendent school  organizations,  and 


head  of  Massachusetts'  Council  of 
Women  in  Independent  Schools. 
International  education  and  school 
evaluation  are  her  other  off- 
campus  specialties.  No  one  is  sur- 
prised when  she  flies  off  to  Luga- 
no, Switzerland  as  head  of  an  in- 
ternational school  evaluation  team. 

The  place  she  has  made  for  her- 
self at  Andover  is  a  crucial  one, 
both  personally  and  professional- 
ly. In  1988  Phyllis  was  awarded 
the  Donna  B.  Ogilvie  Foundation 
Chair  in  recognition  of  her  long 
and  distinguished  contribution  to 
the  life  of  Phillips  Academy.  No 
award  can  recognize  fully  the  my- 
riad acts  of  generosity  and  friend- 
ship that  Phyllis  has  given  us.  Al- 
ways supportive  of  other  women 
on  campus,  she  has  been  our  men- 
tor and  friend. 

Phyllis  and  Larry  plan  to  settle 
in  Barrington,  Rhode  Island  where 
she  will  have  more  time  to  indulge 
her  enthusiasm  for  camping,  em- 
broidery, cooking,  grandchildren, 
and  several  as  yet  unsettled  educa- 
tional projects.  I  have  no  doubt 
that  an  active  life  awaits  them.  □ 

—Kathleen  M.  Dalton 

Since  Peter  and  Jean  McKee  will  not 
retire  until  1  September,  their  retire- 
ment profile  will  appear  in  the  sum- 
mer Bulletin.  Ed. 


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Campus  News 


David  Underwood  '54,  president-elect  of 
the  Board  of  Trustees 


Trustees  Decisions 

At  their  January  meeting,  the 
board  focused  on  balancing  the 
budget  while  honoring  commit- 
ments to  faculty  compensation, 
needs-blind  admission,  and  plant 
renewal. 

The  charter  trustees  adopted  for 
the  first  time  a  set  of  by-laws 
which  the  trustees  can  amend  to 
update  more  easily  the  constitu- 
tion of  the  Academy,  when  re- 
quired. 

David  Underwood  '54,  a  charter 
trustee  since  1983,  was  named 
president-elect  of  the  board.  He 
will  succeed  Mel  Chapin  '36  at  the 
October  1989  trustees  meeting. 

The  board  approved  in  principle 
a  proposal  from  the  Headmaster  to 
offer  for  the  next  fiscal  year  to  our 
retirees  and  their  spouses,  and  the 
spouses  of  deceased  retired  faculty 
the  option  to  join  the  Phillips 
Academy  Blue  Cross  and  Blue 
Shield  health  insurance  group. 
Those  retirees  with  at  least  ten 
years'  service  and  who  are  sixty- 


five  or  over  will  be  covered  by  a 
special  Master  Medical  group 
health  insurance  plan.  The  cover- 
age— the  combination  of  Medicare 
and  BC/BS  Medicare  plans — 
provides  the  same  protection  most 
retirees  had  as  active  teaching  fa- 
culty and  is  an  improvement  over 
various  plans:  Medex,  AARP,  etc. 
The  board  further  voted  to  pay 
$300  per  participant  towards  the 
annual  cost  of  the  premium.  Final 
approval  is  expected  at  the  May 
trustees  meeting,  by  which  time 
language  will  have  been  drafted 
which  is  consistent  with  the  IRS 
tax  code  to  insure  that  this  benefit 
is  available  on  a  non-tax  basis. 

The  board  also  improved  TIAA- 
CREF  retirement  benefits  for  the 
faculty  by  increasing  both  the  insti- 
tutional contribution  and  the  indi- 
vidual contribution  by  1  percent, 
effective  1  September. 

Tuition  was  increased  8.9  per- 
cent to  $13,500  for  boarding  stu- 
dents and  8.7  percent  to  $10,300  for 
day  students  in  1989-90.  To  sup- 
port needs-blind  admission,  the  fi- 
nancial aid  budget  was  appropri- 
ately increased.  New  ways  to 
finance  an  Andover  education  will 
be  presented  at  the  May  meeting. 

In  October  1987  the  trustees  vot- 
ed to  divest  in  two  years  from  all 
companies  doing  business  in  South 
Africa  unless  the  South  African 
government  has  made  "significant 
progress"  in  abolishing  apartheid. 
At  this  January  meeting,  the  Com- 
mittee on  South  Africa,  composed 
of  trustees,  faculty,  and  students, 
defined  "significant  progress"  as 
the  steps  that  Congress  enacted  in 
the  Anti- Apartheid  Act  of  1986. 
The  Committee  also  explored  the 
possibility  of  a  visit  to  South  Africa 
by  trustees  and  faculty  to  establish 
links  with  educational  institutions 
and  reported  on  Apartheid  Day. 

Minor  design  issues  for  the  exte- 
rior of  George  Washington  Hall 
were  resolved.  The  GW  project  re- 
mains on  hold  pending  successful 
advance  funding  of  half  of  the  pro- 
ject. President  Mel  Chapin  and 
Jack  Lemmon  '43  are  currently 
leading  a  major  gift  effort  towards 
this  end  (see  p.  22). 

The  board  voted  to  go  ahead 


with  the  renovation  of  McKeen 
Hall  to  include  offices,  meeting  ar- 
eas, and  a  day  care  center.  The  Of- 
fice of  Academy  Resources  will  re- 
locate to  McKeen  when  feasible. 

Awareness  of  South  Africa 

The  Student  Colloquium  for  South 
Africa  sponsored  numerous  events 
to  increase  awareness  of  life  in 
South  Africa.  In  October,  South  Af- 
ricans Tandi  Gcabashi  (American 
Friends  Service  Committee),  Prexy 
Nesbitt  (Mozambique  Support 
Network),  and  Diane  Scott  (United 
Church  of  Christ-World  Ministry) 
comprised  a  provocative  panel. 

November  15  was  "Apartheid 
Day,"  an  exercise  that  gave  faculty 
and  students  a  glimpse  of  a  nation- 
al system  that  categorically  denies 
freedom  based  on  race.  We  were 
divided  into  three  groups  compar- 
able to  the  social  structure  in  South 
Africa:  the  elite  whites,  the  militia, 
and  the  non-white  majority.  Stu- 
dents and  faculty  randomly  as- 
signed to  the  three  groups  wore 
color-coded  armbands  and  be- 
haved as  they  would  be  forced  to 
behave  under  apartheid.  Many  lat- 
er commented  that  this  exercise 
made  them  more  sensitive  to  con- 
ditions in  South  Africa  and  in  their 
own  countries. 

In  January  the  Reverend  Ken- 
neth N.  Carstens,  founder  of  the 
American  branch  of  the  Interna- 
tional Defense  and  Aid  Fund  for 
Southern  Africa,  spoke  on  the  tor- 
ture of  political  prisoners,  and  Dr. 
Paul  Davis,  a  family  doctor  in 
South  Africa,  described  his  work 
with  torture  victims  and  their  fam- 
ilies. 

Administrative  Appointments 

At  the  final  faculty  meeting  in  De- 
cember, the  Headmaster  an- 
nounced several  key  administra- 
tive appointments.  Each,  except  for 
the  director  of  athletics,  will  take 
effect  in  September  1989. 

Susan  McCaslin,  instructor  in 
religion  and  philosophy,  will  re- 
place Frank  Eccles,  acting  dean  of 
studies.  The  new  director  of  the 
Summer  Session  will  be  Instructor 
in  English  Elwin  Sykes.  Leon 
Modeste  will  take  over  as  director 


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of  athletics  in  September,  1990,  re- 
placing Paul  Kalkstein,  who  will 
resume  the  full-time  teaching  of 
English.  Last  year  the  director  of 
foundation  and  corporate  support, 
and  now  acting  secretary  of  the 
Academy,  John  Bachman  has  been 
appointed  executive  assistant  to 
the  headmaster.  The  new  dean  of 
West  Quad  South  Cluster  is  In- 
structor in  Biology  Marc  Koolen, 
replacing  John  Gould.  Instructor 
in  History  and  the  Social  Sciences 
Ed  Quattlebaum  will  assume  Der- 
ek Williams's  role  as  chair  of  the 
History  Department.  Yuan  Han 
will  chair  the  Chinese  Department. 
Max  Alovisetti  succeeds  Margaret 
Jackson  as  chair  of  the  Psychology 
Department  and  director  of  Psy- 
chological Services. 

Faculty  Notes 

Instructor  in  Spanish  Emilio  Mozo 
travelled  to  Thailand  in  November 
to  receive  an  honorary  doctorate  in 
literature  from  the  World  Congress 
of  Poets.  Four  collections  of  Mr. 
Mozo's  poems  have  been  pub- 
lished; another  book,  funded  by  a 
Kenan  Grant,  will  soon  be  issued 
in  Argentina.  In  addition  to  writ- 
ing poetry,  Mr.  Mozo  is  working 
on  several  short  stories. 

Two  members  of  the  English  De- 
partment have  works  recently  pub- 
lished. Randall  Peffer  had  several 
features  appear  in  January:  one  on 
the  coconut-picking  monkeys  of 
Malaysia  in  Smithsonian;  a  second 
on  the  "unexpected  delights"  of 
Woods  Hole  (MA),  in  Travel/ 


Emilio  Mozo 


Holiday.  "Pyramid  of  Bone,"  Thyli- 
as  Moss's  second  volume  of  poet- 
ry, was  issued  in  February  by  Cal- 
/a/oo-University  of  Virginia  Press. 
Moss  and  fellow-poet  Bruce 
Smith,  this  year's  writer-in- 
residence,  have  each  been  awarded 
major  grants  from  the  National  En- 
dowment for  the  Arts  to  continue 
their  work. 

Chemistry  Instructor  Christina 
Suarez  has  received  the  Leicester 
and  Kathryn  Sherrill  Teaching 
Award  for  excellence  in  teaching. 

Chairman  of  Theatre  and  Drama 
Kevin  Heelan's  play  "Distant 
Fires"  was  nominated  by  the 
N.A.A.C.P.  for  seven  different 
awards,  including  Best  Play  and 
Best  Writer.  Heelan  also  was  the 
recipient  of  a  Dramalogue  award  as 
"Best  Writer  of  1988." 

Bates  Publishing  Company  has 
just  published  Math  Instructor 
George  Best's  Problem  Solving  with 
PASCAL:  An  Introduction  to  Com- 
puter Science. 

Former  Headmaster  Theodore 
R.  Sizer  has  been  awarded  a  gold 
medal  for  excellence  in  teaching  by 
the  Council  for  Advancement  and 
Support  of  Education  (CASE). 

Benefits  for  Dakar 

The  Dakar  Project,  a  work  project 
in  Senegal,  West  Africa,  benefitted 
from  two  exceptional  performanc- 
es. On  9  December  in  Cochran 
Chapel  the  Phillips  Academy 
Community  Chorus  and  the  Acad- 
emy Chamber  Players,  under  the 
direction  of  William  Thomas,  per- 

Kevin  Heelan 


Sam  and  Sheldon  Royal  model  for  Dakar. 

formed  selections  from  the  Mes- 
siah. The  December  performance 
raised  $1435  for  Dakar;  over  400 
pounds  of  canned  goods  were  do- 
nated for  "Neighbors  in  Need,"  a 
food  bank  serving  the  Greater 
Lawrence  community.  On  15  Janu- 
ary "Elements  of  Style,"  the  third 
annual  fashion  show,  directed  and 
choreographed  by  Assistant  Dean 
of  Admission  Bobby  Edwards,  was 
held  in  George  Washington  Hall. 
Over  $1000  was  later  presented  to 
Cathy  Royal,  director  of  the  Dakar 
Project. 

Abbot  Academy  Association 
Grants 

Abbot  Academy  Association  coor- 
dinator Connie  Weldon  LeMaitre 
'53  has  announced  grants  for  a 
wide  variety  of  proposals. 

Sarah  Bardo,  counselor  in  the 
Summer  Opportunities  Office,  and 
her  assistant,  Linda  Carr,  will  pro- 
vide increased  counseling  on  inter- 
im-year programs  as  alternatives 
to  immediate  matriculation  in  col- 
lege. Dean  of  Residence  Jon  Stab- 
leford  and  Cluster  Dean  Vic  Hen- 
ningsen  will  publish  a  handbook 
for  housecounselors.  Spanish  In- 
structor George  Dix  will  offer  a 
five-day  workshop  in  Spanish  lan- 
guage and  culture  for  PA  faculty 
and  staff.  Yuan  Han,  instructor  in 


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Bennett  Guillory  stars  in  "Paul  Robeson" 
on  Black  Arts  Weekend. 


Chinese,  plans  to  prepare  supple- 
mentary materials  to  be  used  in 
Chinese  courses.  Vincent  Monaco, 
instructor  in  music,  is  purchasing 
software  for  computer  instruction 
in  music.  French  Instructor  Natalie 
Schorr  will  modify  the  design  of 
HyperCard  exercises  for  a  French 
text  and  complete  additional  Hy- 
perCard exercises.  Chair  of  the  Bi- 
ology Department  Lydia  Goetze 
plans  to  purchase  electrophoresis 
equipment  and  supplies  for  inde- 
pendent student  laboratory  re- 
search projects  in  biochemistry.  In- 
structor in  French  Polly  Duke  will 
write  a  "Study  Away  Guide"  de- 
scribing off-campus  options  and 
prepare  a  booklet  and  a  cassette  of 
lyrics  and  short  histories  of  twenty 
French  folk  songs. 

Chair  of  the  Spanish  Department 
John  Maier  and  French  Instructor 
Henry  Wilmer  are  reviewing  exist- 
ing video  materials  and  develop- 
ing new  ones  in  their  respective 
classes.  Instructor  in  Mathematics 
Bill  Scott  plans  to  purchase  com- 
puter software  for  teaching  pre- 
calculus.  Temba  and  Vuyelwa 
Maquebela,  instructor  in  chemis- 
try and  house  counselor,  respec- 
tively, will  attend  the  Andover- 
Bread  Loaf  Writing  Workshop  to 


prepare  them  to  create  a  language 
and  learning  workshop  for  South 
African  teachers  to  be  held  at  And- 
over  in  the  summer  of  1989. 

The  Arts 

Lovers  of  fine  theatre  rejoiced  in  a 
mainstage  production,  "As  You 
Like  It,"  and  five  drama  lab  pres- 
entations: "The  Sandbox"  (Albee); 
"Come  Blow  Your  Horn"  (Simon); 
"Colored  People's  Time"  (Lee); 
"Joseph  and  the  Amazing  Techni- 
color Dreamcoat"  (Rice  and  Web- 
ber); and  "The  Glass  Menagerie" 
(Williams). 

Beginning  with  a  concert  to  dedi- 
cate the  Academy's  Falcone  piano 
and  culminating  in  a  Boston  perfor- 
mance of  "The  Passion  According 
to  St.  John,"  music  brought  joy  to 
the  winter  term.  Vocal  recitals,  or- 
gan recitals,  and  chamber  music 
concerts  were  only  a  few  of  the 
many  offerings.  Two  now-tradi- 
tional celebrations  were  held:  a 
birthday  party  for  Wolfgang  Ama- 
deus  Mozart  and  the  eighth  annual 
Black  Arts  Weekend. 

The  winter  season  at  the  Addi- 
son opened  with  "American 
Screenprints,"  a  collection  of  silk- 
screens  on  the  1930s  and  '40s  as- 
sembled by  the  National  Academy 
of  Design  and  complemented  by 


Exeter  Principal  Kendra  S.  O'Donnell  ad- 
dresses an  all-school  meeting. 


prints  from  the  Gallery's  own  col- 
lection. Subsequent  offerings  in- 
cluded "Books,"  works  by  a  dozen 
contemporary  artists  curated  by 
Art  Instructor  Mary  McCarthy; 
"Black  Arts,"  photographs  from 
Lawrence  Heritage  Park;  and  a  stu- 
dent exhibition.  Paintings,  works 
on  paper,  and  drawings  by  Natalie 
Alper,  and  "The  Wall,"  photo- 
graphs of  the  Vietnam  Veterans 
Memorial  by  Sal  Lopez,  will  run 
from  5  May-1 1  June.  Gallery  hours 
are  Tuesday-Saturday,  10  a.m.-5 
p.m.,  and  Sunday  2:30-5:00  p.m. 
Phone:  (508)  475-7515. 

Guest  Speakers 

Ms.  Lucie  Brock-Broido,  Harvard's 
Briggs-Copeland  Lecturer  in  poet- 
ry, read  selected  works.  Liam 
Mahoney,  a  member  of  Peace  Bri- 
gades International,  spoke  of  his 
experiences  in  Central  America. 

Our  recent  writer-in-residence 
team,  Margaret  Gibson  and  David 
McKain,  returned  for  McKain's 
reading  from  his  highly-acclaimed 
autobiography,  Spellbound:  Grow- 
ing Up  in  God's  Country.  Michael 
Martone  read  from  his  short  sto- 
ries. Professor  Ruby  Lam,  Chair  of 
the  Wellesley  College  Department 
of  Chinese,  spoke  on  the  history  of 
the  Mongols.  At  a  Friday  forum  Jo- 
seph D.  Malone  '74  reflected  upon 
his  race  against  Ted  Kennedy  for 
the  United  States  Senate.  Dr.  Cath- 
leen  Morawetz,  this  year's  Rogers 
Fellow,  encouraged  female  stu- 
dents now  taking  advanced  cours- 
es in  mathematics  and  science  to 
pursue  occupations  in  those  fields. 

Martin  Luther  King,  Jr.  's 
Birthday 

An  all-school  meeting,  preceded 
by  a  candlelight  procession  and 
followed  by  the  serving  of  birth- 
day cake,  was  held  on  16  January 
to  honor  Dr.  Martin  Luther  King, 
Jr.  Ms.  Paula  Waters,  Andover- 
Newton  Theological  Seminary, 
gave  the  main  address.  Singers 
from  Grace  Community  Church, 
Boston,  and  the  New  England  Gos- 
pel Ensemble  joined  the  Academy 
Gospel  Choir  in  choral  presenta- 
tions. □ 


20 


Sports 


Peter  Condakes  '89,  "heart  and  soul  of 
boys'  basketball" 


Those  grads  in  remote  climes  may 
not  have  learned  that  our  fall  sea- 
son concluded  in  a  thoroughly  sat- 
isfactory manner.  In  recent  years 
we  have  tried  to  make  the  second 
Saturday  in  November  a  full- 
fledged  Andover-Exeter  day.  Con- 
tests in  field  hockey,  boys'  soccer, 
and  girls'  soccer  precede  the  foot- 
ball game,  stretching  the  athletic 
gala  and  the  hoopla.  It  is  a  treat  for 
spectators;  our  crowds  are  bigger 
each  year. 

This  year  the  games  were  held  at 
Andover,  and  the  hosts  proved  po- 
lite but  unkind.  Girls'  soccer, 
which  had  earlier  beaten  the  Red 
3-0,  played  to  a  scoreless  tie  (and 
in  the  next  week  advanced  to  the 
New  England  semi-finals);  while 
the  boys  won  2-1  and  field  hockey 
earned  a  3-0  shutout  (clinching  the 
New  England  Five  Trophy).  The 
football  team  handled  the  Griffins 
21-12,  having  things  their  own 
way  but  for  a  short  lapse  in  the 
third  quarter. 

Three  weeks  into  the  season,  the 
hot  winter  teams  appear  to  be  bas- 


ketball, track,  and  swimming. 
Girls'  hoop  star  Lauren  Hatfield 
'89  tallied  25  points  in  a  big  win 
over  Thayer  Academy,  followed 
that  same  evening  by  a  thrilling 
69-62  overtime  victory  by  the 
boys'  team  over  Deerfield.  An 
overflow  crowd  made  lots  of  noise 
for  the  home  folks. 

Scott  Schoeb  '89,  a  standout  tight 
end  and  safety  on  the  football 
team,  set  the  indoor  high  jump 
record  at  6'  3  1  / 4",  while  both  the 
boys'  and  girls'  teams  were  post- 
ing big  numbers.  The  boys'  swim 
team,  coached  this  year  by  Paul 
Murphy  '84,  is  undefeated  in  prep 
competition,  while  the  girls  are  3-1 
after  a  nail-biting  79-77  win  over 
Choate. 

We'd  like  to  introduce  a  few  of 
our  winter  athletes,  nominated  by 
their  coaches  for  outstanding  per- 
formances. 

Alex  Jaccacci  '89,  captain  of  the 
alpine  ski  team,  placed  first  in  both 
slalom  and  giant  slalom  in  the 
New  England  Interscholastics  last 
winter.  Alex  is  hoping  to  repeat  as 
the  top  prep  scorer,  and  is  also 
competing  for  a  spot  on  the  Junior 
Olympic  team.  Coach  Kathy  Hen- 
derson says  that  Alex  is  "not  only 
a  tough  skiier,  but  also  a  great  cap- 
tain who  encourages  the  younger 
skiiers."  Alex  was  soccer  captain 
this  fall. 

Betsy  Wiedenmayer  '89  has 
been  a  standout  performer  in  three 
sports  for  her  four  years  at  PA.  In 
her  senior  year,  she  is  co-captain  of 
soccer,  hockey,  and  lacrosse.  This 
winter  she  is  leading  John  Chiv- 
ers's  ice  women  in  scoring,  and  she 
is  dominating  center  ice. 

Peter  Condakes  '89,  a  6'  7"  post- 
graduate from  Weston,  MA,  is  "the 
heart  and  soul  of  our  basketball 
team,"  according  to  Coach  Leon 
Modeste.  Peter  leads  the  team  with 
32  points,  13  rebounds,  and  4 
blocked  shots  per  game.  A  hard 
worker  in  practice  and  games, 
Peter  motivates  the  other  players 
and  is  scouted  regularly  by  many 
Division  I  coaches. 

Maria  Milkowski  '89  has  had  a 
major  impact  on  Andover  sports. 
Captain  of  volleyball,  basketball, 
and  track,  Maria  in  also  Chair  of 


Lighting  Brothers  Field 

Hank  Higdon  '59  has  been  ap- 
pointed by  the  trustees  to  lead  a 
drive  to  raise  about  $125,000  to 
light  Brothers  Field.  When  the  stu- 
dent-initiated plan  is  realized, 
these  teams  will  play  one  game 
each  under  the  lights:  football, 
field  hockey,  boys'  soccer,  girls' 
soccer,  girls'  lacrosse,  and  boys'  la- 
crosse. Alums  who  would  like  to 
help  light  up  the  field  should  write 
to  Hank  at  Higdon,  Joys  and  Min- 
gle, Inc.,  375  Park  Ave.,  New  York, 
NY,  10152;  or  call  him  at  (212)  752- 
9780.  □ 


the  Athletic  Advisory  Board.  In 
this  position  she  has  led  the  stu- 
dent drive  to  light  Brothers  Field. 
On  court  and  field,  Maria  is  a  real 
force.  Her  basketball  coach,  Nancy 
Boutilier,  calls  her  "the  consum- 
mate team  player,  100  percent  hus- 
tle and  heart." 

Dave  Mainen  '89  is  helping  to 
rewrite  the  swimming  record 
book.  Dave  holds  the  New  Eng- 
land Prep  record  in  the  100-yard 
freestyle  (47.71)  and  the  PA  record 
in  that  event  as  well  as  in  the  400- 
yard  freestyle  relay.  Coach  Paul 
Murphy  calls  Dave  "a  dedicated, 
well-centered,  serious  athlete  who 
leads  the  team,  as  captain,  with  a 
wealth  of  knowledge  about  the 
sport."  Dave  is  trying  out  for  the 
Junior  Olympic  swim  team. 

Nancy  Abramson  '89  and  Jud- 
son  Jacobs  '89  are  the  co-captains 
of  winter  track.  They  lead  their 
team  in  performance  as  well  as  en- 
thusiasm. Jud,  who  ran  a  2:01.38  in 
the  800  meters  to  place  third  in  the 
Dartmouth  Relays,  is  "commit- 
ment personified"  to  his  coach, 
John  Strudwick.  Nancy  holds  the 
school  300  hurdles  record.  She  cap- 
tained girls'  soccer  (with  Betsy 
Wiedenmayer  '89),  and  she  will 
again  team  with  Jud  to  lead  the 
track  team  this  spring.  □ 

— Paul  Kalkstein  '61 


21 


Andover  Development  Board 


Mel  Chapin  '36  and  Jack  Lemmon  '43 
share  a  laugh  at  the  Harvard  Club  of 
New  York. 


The  Andover  Development  Board, 
which  since  1985  has  been  seeking 
major  gifts  from  alumni/ ae,  par- 
ents, and  corporations,  is  now  con- 
centrating on  four  committee- 
organized  efforts:  endowment  for 
faculty  salaries,  endowment  for 
student  scholarships,  renewal  of 
George  Washington  Hall  (includ- 
ing improved  facilities  for  the  thea- 
ter program),  and  final  fund- 
raising  for  the  Oliver  Wendell 
Holmes  Library. 

On  19  May  1989  the  new  library 
will  be  dedicated  at  the  Andover 
Development  Board  meeting  held 
in  conjunction  with  the  spring 
Board  of  Trustees  meeting.  At  that 
meeting  the  Andover  Develop- 
ment Board  will  focus  on  the  plan 
to  renew  George  Washington  Hall. 

At  its  October  meeting,  the 
Board  of  Trustees  voted  to  go 
ahead  with  the  George  Washing- 
ton project,  a  major  gift  effort  now 
in  full  swing.  Jack  Lemmon  '43  is 
the  honorary  chair,  focusing  on  the 
West  Coast;  President  of  the  Board 
Melville  Chapin  '36  has  taken  on 
the  chairmanship  in  the  East. 

On  14  December  1988  Donald  L. 
Shapiro  '53  hosted  an  elegant  din- 


ner at  the  Harvard  Club  in  New 
York  in  honor  of  Jack  Lemmon  and 
George  Washington.  The  plans 
and  goals  of  the  project  were  de- 
scribed by  the  two  chairmen  and 
by  Don  and  Britta  McNemar  and 
Peter  McKee. 

Lemmon  then  spoke  warmly  to 
the  dinner  guests  about  his  days  at 
Andover  from  1939^13.  He  elo- 
quently averred, 

"When  I  was  on  the  Hill,  I  had  no 
idea  what  I  was  absorbing. . .  .All  of 
my  attitudes,  or  certainly  most  of 
them,  and  my  principles,  my  tenets 
of  behavior,  and  my  priorities  were 
formed  at  Andover. . .  .Most  of  it 
came  from  the  spirit  of  the  school 
and  from  my  classmates,  and  may- 
be above  all  from  my  teachers. . . 
Whether  I  went  to  them  with  a 
problem  that  was  academic  or 
whether  it  was  personal,  I  never 
ever  can  remember  once  coming 
away  empty-handed,  either  emo- 
tionally or  intellectually.  Had  I  not 
gone  to  Andover. . .  .1  would  be  a 
lesser  person. .  .  .It  shaped  my  life 
more  than  any  other  period  in  my 
life  and  more  importantly  and  more 
positively." 

Wearing  a  George  Washington 


wig,  hat,  and  beribboned  "order" 
of  George  Washington  presented 
to  him  by  Mel  Chapin,  Lemmon 
happily  clowned  for  his  audience. 
Chapin  was  honored  with  a  sur- 
prise seventieth  birthday  party, 
complete  with  cake,  and  a  Samuel 
Phillips'  replica  musket  and  pow- 
der horn — equipment  to  carry  out 
George  Washington's  orders. 

All  agreed  host  Don  Shapiro  had 
outdone  himself  to  honor  George 
Washington,  Jack  Lemmon,  Mel 
Chapin,  and  Andover.  The  chal- 
lenge ahead  is  to  raise  close  to 
$11,000,000  in  major  gifts  to  renew 
George  Washington  Hall,  includ- 
ing appropriate  facilities  for  stu- 
dents, for  faculty,  for  the  adminis- 
tration, and  for  a  theater  at  the 
center  of  the  Andover  campus. 

Meeting  that  challenge  would 
surely  please  our  first  President, 
who  praised  Andover  in  a  letter  to 
his  nephew  as  a  place  "in  a  high, 
dry  and  pleasant  country.  . . . 
[where]  order,  regularity  and 
proper  regard  to  morals,  in,  and 
out  of  school  is,  there,  very  much 
attended  to. 

— P.H.  Edmonds 


22 


Letter  to  the  Editor 


Alumni  Miscellany 


On  William  Goodell: 
"Worth  Raising" 

■  In  the  small  world  department,  I 
read  in  the  fall  Bulletin  with  some 
interest  the  article  "On  Pecuniary 
Assistance"  concerning  the  Rever- 
end William  Goodell,  based  on  the 
correspondence  of  Al  McWilliams 
and  Bill  Nute,  both  of  the  class  of 
1933. 

The  source  of  the  reminiscences 
was,  I  believe,  the  book  entitled  For- 
ty Years  in  the  Turkish  Empire,  by 
E.D.G.  Prime,  D.D.,  Reverend  Goo- 
dell's  son-in-law.  It  was  written  in 

1876  Chapter  II  sheds  further 

light  on  my  great  great  grandfa- 
ther's beginnings  in  life,  as  well  as 
his  first  years  on  the  Hill.  As  young- 
sters, it  was  the  story  of  his  carrying 
his  trunk  some  sixty  miles  from 
home  to  Andover  that  we  heard 
more  often  than  the  Yoke  of  Oxen. 

I  believe  the  contents  of  [an]  ex- 
change of  letters  between  my  father 
and  James  "Spike"  Adriance  may 
answer  great  uncle  Solomon  Goo- 
dell's  question  and  your  hopes. 
During  his  forty  years  in  the  Turk- 
ish Empire,  most  of  it  in  Constan- 
tinople, he  and  other  Christian  mis- 
sionaries would,  on  occasion,  be 
declared  persona  non  grata  by  the 
sultan  for  political-religious  rea- 
sons. During  these  times,  they 
would  leave  and  reside  in  Malta.  It 
was  during  a  series  of  such  sabbati- 
cals that  the  Reverend  Goodell  and 
Reverends  Riggs  and  Schauffler 
translated  the  Bible  into  Armeno- 
Turkish. . . . 

[Upon  his  departure  from  Con- 
stantinople after  forty  years  as  first 
American  missionary  with  the 
Turkish  Empire,  Goodell  was  pre- 
sented a  handsome  marble  and 
brass  clock,  later  donated  to  the 
Academy  by  his  granddaughter.] 
I  know  the  clock  was  in  Dr.  Kem- 
per's anti-room  in  George  Wash- 
ington Hall  initially  and  then,  with 
tender  loving  care,  watched  over 
in  his  office  by  Josh  Miner.  I  have 
not  been  back  since  Josh's  retire- 
ment and  do  not  know  of  its 
present  whereabouts.  The  clock  is 


Alumni  Council  Weekend 

April  28,  29,  and  30  are  the  dates 
for  the  1989  Alumni  Council  Week- 
end. This  year's  topic:  "College 
Counseling  at  Andover."  Director 
of  College  Counseling  Carl  Bewig 
and  his  staff  will  be  joined  by  col- 
lege counselors  from  leading  high 
school  and  independent  schools 
and  admission  officers  from  selec- 
tive universities  and  colleges. 

Reunions 

Andover  and  Abbot  classes  ending 
in  4  and  9  will  have  their  class  re- 
unions on  9-11  June.  Watch  your 
mail  for  your  weekend  reservation 
form  and  preliminary  program 
schedule. 

The  annual  meeting  of  the  Ando- 
ver-Abbot  Alumni  Association  will 
be  held  Saturday,  10  June,  at  11:00 
a.m.  in  the  Memorial  Gymnasium. 

If  you  have  any  questions  about 
reunions,  please  contact  Denis 
Tippo,  director  of  alumni  and  par- 
ent affairs,  (508)  475-3400,  ext.  550. 

Grandparents'  Day 

May  13  will  be  PA's  fifth  annual 
visitors'  day  for  grandparents. 
Grandparents  will  be  treated  to  a 


a  beautiful  work  of  art  for  the  peri- 
od and,  I'd  like  to  think,  a  symbol 
to  some  of  what  intelligence  and 
hard  work  can  accomplish. 

The  Reverend  Goodell  raised 
several  children,  one  of  whom, 
William  Goodell,  became  the  lead- 
ing gynecologist  of  his  time  with  a 
chair  at  the  University  of  Pennsyl- 
vania medical  school,  and  another, 
Henry  Goodell,  a  faculty  member 
and  later  president  of  Massachu- 
setts Agricultural  College  (1886- 
1902),  now  the  University  of  Mas- 
sachusetts. 

William  Goodell  Freeman,  Jr.  '48 

When  the  Admission  Office  moved  to 
Hardy  House,  then-Dean  Joshua  Min- 
er brought  the  lovely  clock  with  him. 
It  now  graces  the  office  of  Assistant 
Dean  Rebecca  Can.  Ed.  □ 


variety  of  activities,  including  ac- 
companying their  grandchildren  to 
morning  classes  and  afternoon  ath- 
letic contests,  luncheon  in  the 
Commons,  and  a  late-afternoon  re- 
ception for  faculty  and  grandpar- 
ents at  the  Acting  Headmaster's 
home.  This  year's  program  will 
also  include  a  student  panel  on 
Andover  today.  Over  200  grand- 
parents attended  last  year's  Grand- 
parents' Day.  Please  call  Betsey 
Cullen,  director  of  the  parent  fund, 
(508)  475-3400,  ext.  572,  if  you  have 
any  questions. 

Alumni  Spring  Athletic  Day 

On  Saturday,  27  May,  there  will  be 
an  alumni  vs.  alumni  baseball 
game  on  Brothers  Field.  The  game 
will  begin  at  10:30  a.m.  and  will  be 
followed  by  a  barbecue  for  alumni 
players,  and  then  by  the  varsity 
baseball  game  with  Exeter  at  2:00 
p.m.  All  alumni  are  invited  to  play. 
Please  call  Coach  Andy  Cline  at 
(508)  475-6579  for  information. 

Receptions  and  Dinners  for 
Alumni/ae  and  Parents 

The  Academy  has  scheduled  visits 

to  the  following  cities: 

6  April:  Philadelphia — Jana  Paley 
'81  and  Walter  Wales  '51,  co- 
hosts. 

17  April:  New  Haven — Elias 

Clark  '39  and  Jane  Christie 

Smith  '58,  co-hosts. 
4  May  :  Providence — Karl  Harig 

'74  and  Judy  Warren  Pittman 

'56,  co-hosts. 

Invitations  announcing  locations, 
time  and  other  details  have  been 
mailed  to  alumni/ae,  parents  and 
friends  residing  in  these  regions. 
Any  questions  about  these  spring 
events  should  be  addressed  to  De- 
nis Tippo,  (508)  475-3400,  ext.  550. 

FAX  Number 

Last  summer's  Bulletin  incorrectly 
listed  the  school's  FAX  number. 
The  correct  number — for  business 
matters  and  class  notes — is  (508) 
470-2618.  □ 


23 


Regional  Associations 
Atlanta 

On  26  September  1988  the  Ando- 
ver- Abbot  Association  of  Atlanta 
hosted  Bobby  Edwards  and  Beth 
Moore,  assistant  deans  of  admis- 
sion, for  our  third  annual  presenta- 
tion of  "Boarding  School  Educa- 
tion in  the  Northeast."  Attendance 
was  good  and  included  several  ap- 
plicants to  the  school. 

— Wendy  Treneer  Chambers  '65 

Merrimack  Valley 

On  16  October  1988  MVAAA  invit- 
ed day-student  parents  to  a  walk- 
ing tour  of  the  campus.  With  great 
flair,  Carroll  and  Elaine  Bailey 
shared  with  us  wonderful  stories 
and  historical  lore.  A  reception  fol- 
lowed the  tour. 

November  12  was  an  exciting 
day  in  Andover-Exeter  sports  histo- 
ry. After  Andover  prevailed  in  the 
athletic  contests,  a  reception  was 
held  at  Moses  Stuart  House  for  en- 
thusiastic fans.  In  early  December, 
MVAA  held  a  reception  for  musi- 
cians and  guests  following  a  benefit 
performance  of  the  Messiah. 

"Handsprings,"  the  annual  craft 
fair  held  in  the  Cage,  will  take 
place  April  22-23.  MVAAA  will  be 
co-sponsoring  this  event  under  the 
direction  of  Ann  McKillop  and 
Hanna  Thyresson.  May  5,  (7-9 
p.m.),  will  be  MVAAA's  annual 
Evening  at  the  Addison,  this  year 
celebrating  the  opening  of  exhibi- 
tions of  two  artists:  Natalie  Alper 
and  Sal  Lopes.  May  18  we  will  join 
the  Andover- Abbot  Association  of 
New  England  for  dinner  and  the 
theater  on  the  PA  campus. 

— Alix  Driscoll  and 
Kathy  Sullivan 

Mid-Atlantic 

The  fine  efforts  of  John  P.  "Pete" 
Stevens  III  '44  and  David  Othmer 
'59  in  arranging  the  fall  phonathon 
to  benefit  the  Alumni  Fund  pro- 
duced a  whopping  $15,000  plus  in 
pledges.  We  thank  Pete  for  his  or- 
ganizational skills  and  David  for 
allowing  us  to  use  the  phones  at 
WHYY.  We  look  forward  to  re- 
newing ties  to  old  friends,  making 
new  ones,  and  supporting  PA  at 
the  spring  phonathon  on  17  April. 


Peter  McKee,  acting  headmaster, 
and  his  wife,  Jean,  will  join  us  for 
dinner  on  6  April  1989  at  the  Uni- 
versity of  Pennsylvania  Faculty 
Club,  where  he  will  discuss  cur- 
rent news  of  the  Academy.  Please 
take  this  opportunity  to  learn 
about  today's  Andover. 

Anyone  with  news  regarding 
the  Philadelphia  area  alumni/ae 
should  contact  J.S.  Paley,  1  Inde- 
pendence Place,  Apt.  909,  Philadel- 
phia, PA  19106. 

— Jana  Paley  '81 

New  England 

The  fall  events  drew  crowds  of 
alumni  and  parents.  In  October 
AANE  watched  the  Andover 
crews  from  the  banks  of  the 
Charles  River  and  offered  munch- 
ies  and  sodas  to  alumni,  friends 
and  family.  In  November  we  held 
a  small  cocktail  party  at  the  elegant 
Bay  Tower  Room  in  downtown 
Boston  for  graduates  of  the  '70s 
and  '80s.  Mel  Chapin  '36  spoke  on 
the  trustees'  activities  and  goals. 
Elaine  Finbury  '68,  AAANE  board 
member  and  developer  of  the  Ab- 
bot Academy  campus,  showed  his- 
torical and  contemporary  slides  of 
the  Abbot  buildings,  which  will 
house  apartments  and  a  variety  of 
non-profit  organizations.  Alumni 
gathered  for  refreshments  at  a  field 
tent  during  the  Exeter  game  and 
then  celebrated  our  victory  at  Mo- 
ses Stuart  House,  where  the  Merri- 
mack Valley  Association  co- 

L.  to  r.:  jolui  Marks  '61,  a  "Provocative 
Phillipian,"  with  Charles  Rounds  37 


sponsored  a  plentiful  party  with 
AAANE. 

Our  first  "Provocative  Phillipi- 
ans"  luncheon  of  the  season  pre- 
sented John  Marks  '61,  author  and 
TV  producer  from  Washington, 
DC,  on  "Search  for  Common 
Ground — Foreign  Policy  Alterna- 
tives," with  thirty  people  in  atten- 
dance. Faculty  members  Jack  Rich- 
ards, John  Strudwick  and  Meredith 
Price  were  with  us.  Our  holiday 
party  in  December  was  a  smashing 
success  with  music  and  guitar  by 
Jennifer  Kimball  '80  and  her  part- 
ner, Jonatha  Nelson-Malet.  The  not- 
so-musical  board  whooped  it  up 
singing  a  new  carol  called  "Hark 
the  Sons  of  Phillips  Sing." 

Upcoming  spring  events  are  : 
May  14,  Andover  Night  at  the  Pops 
(call  to  confirm  date);  May  18, 
spring  theater  production,  buffet 
dinner  and  annual  meeting  at  PA; 
July,  evening  at  the  Red  Sox. 

Call  Grace  Curley  '81  at  (508) 
475-3567  for  further  information. 
AAANE  dues  run  though  calendar 
year  1989.  We  are  always  hoping 
for  more  members,  as  it  is  your 
dues  that  allow  us  to  continue  the 
programs. 

— Dinah  Hallowell  Barlow  '57 

New  York 

Billed  as  an  evening  to  commemo- 
rate the  New  York  Association's 
twenty-fifth  anniversary  and  to 
honor  Peter  McKee  for  his  years  of 
service  to  the  Academy,  our  annual 
dinner  was  celebrated  on  8  Febru- 
ary at  the  New  York  Athletic  Club. 

Future  events  will  include  the 
traditional  and  generally  over-sold 
Andover  Night  at  the  Mets  on  14 
June  and  the  new  students'  picnic 
in  June.  July  13  will  be  the  second 
annual  festival  for  the  young  and 
the  restless,  75/85  (strictly  for 
graduating  classes  from  1975  to 
1985).  For  information  on  member- 
ship and  events,  please  call  Bill 
Kaufmann  at  (212)  686-4400. 

— BUI  Kaufmann  '53 

San  Francisco 

Over  fifty  alums,  parents,  and 
friends  gathered  in  San  Francisco 
on  5  October  to  welcome  Head- 
master Don  McNemar,  Britta 


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McNemar,  John  Bachman,  Grace 
Curley,  Pat  Edmonds,  Betsey  Cul- 
len,  and  Denis  Tippo  from  Ando- 
ver  Hill.  After  a  delightful  dinner, 
Don  and  Britta  brought  the  Ando- 
ver  West  contingent  up-to-date  on 
school  activities. 

In  November  Dean  of  Admis- 
sion Jeannie  Dissette  and  Assistant 
Dean  Rebecca  Carr  ventured  to  the 
Bay  Area  to  show  the  Andover 
videotape  and  talk  about  Andover 
with  prospective  students,  alumni, 
and  current  parents. 

Several  spring  events  are  in  the 
works.  Anyone  interested  in  help- 
ing, please  call  Sarah  Moore  '79  at 
(415)  434-2191  or  Kyra  Maes  Kuhn 
'79  at  (415)  989-5656. 

— Sarah  Moore  79 

Southern  California 

Ten  stalwart  Andover  graduates 
and  parents  recently  gathered  at 
Dick  Goodyear's  Bel  Air  residence 
to  discuss  reorganization  of  the  lo- 
cal regional  association.  Look  in 
your  mail  for  a  membership  ques- 
tionnaire and  an  announcement  of 


a  gala  event.  Alumni  interested  in 
giving  their  time,  talent,  and  energy 
should  call  Stephen  Bache  '75  at 
(818)  792-8144  or  Dick  Goodyear  '59 
at  (213)  471-1155  (H)  or  (213)  680- 
8000  (B). 

— Stephen  Bache  '75 

Washington,  DC 

Because  Washington  alumni  were 
very  busy  this  fall  working  to  elect 
George  Bush,  the  Washington  phon- 
athon  was  rescheduled  to  3  April 
1989.  More  information  will  be  sent 
as  the  date  approaches.  The  1988 
phonathon  raised  over  $15,000,  sev- 
en times  the  amount  in  any  previ- 
ous Andover  phonathon  in  this  city. 

The  admissions  recruiting  effort 
continues  under  a  committee 
chaired  by  Andrew  Gilmour  '79. 
Anyone  interested  in  assisting  may 
contact  Andrew  at  (202)  333-8938. 

The  association  will  host  its  an- 
nual dinner  in  the  spring.  Informa- 
tion and  invitations  will  arrive 
soon.  □ 

— Alicemary  Leach  '76 


Andover-in-Arizona  II 

A  team  of  Academy  faculty,  the 
Headmaster,  alumni  and  parents 
were  greeted  royally  at  the  Ari- 
zona Inn  by  its  owner,  Jack  Green- 
way  '42,  for  a  weekend  of  faculty 
seminars,  tours  of  the  Desert  Mu- 
seum, small  group  discussions, 
and  relaxation  in  Tucson.  Repeat- 
ing the  success  of  a  similar  gather- 
ing in  1982,  Jack  Green  way  opened 
his  home  to  Lizanne  and  Melville 
Chapin  '36,  Don  McNemar,  Ruth 
and  Ed  Quattlebaum  '60  (History), 
Jean  St.  Pierre  (English),  Shane  and 
Doug  Crabtree  (Math),  Jennifer 
Bond  (Physics),  and  many  area 
parents  and  alumni  including  Con- 
nie and  Richard  Goodyear  '59, 
from  Bel  Air,  CA,  and  Helen  and 
Richard  Spalding  '68,  from  San 
Francisco,  CA. 

One  of  the  special  touches  that 
Mr.  Greenway  brought  to  the 
weekend  was  an  Andover/ Abbot 
cake  with  the  two  seals  created 
with  icing! 

— Grace  Curley  '81 


DEATHS 


PHILLIPS 

1915    W.    Cogswell    Chisholm,  Walnut 
Creek,  CA;  28  October  1988 
Bruce  P.  Hyde,  Glen  Ridge,  NJ;  27 
September  1988 

1917    Samuel  B.  Irwin,  Chestnut  Hill,  MA; 
14  January  1988 

Carl  F.  Stohn,  Nokomis,  FL;  January 
1988 

1919    Bruce  Hyde,  Glen  Ridge,  NJ;  27  Sep- 
tember 1988  (See  Class  Notes) 
1921    Donald  P.  Loker,  Oceanside,  CA;  6 

October  1988  (See  Class  Notes) 
Mr.  Loker's  varied  career  included  14  years 
in  the  motion  picture  industry  and  on  the 
stage  under  the  name  of  Don  Terry.  He  act- 
ed in  a  number  of  plays  staged  by  his  Har- 
vard classmate,  Ricnard  Aldrich.  He  spent 
five  years  in  the  U.  S.  Naval  Reserve,  first  as 


a  deck  officer  and  for  a  longer  period  as  a 
commander  in  the  Amphibious  Forces. 

At  the  end  of  1945  the  Navy  sent  Mr. 
Loker  to  Civil  Government  School  at  the 
University  of  Virginia  and  following  that  to 
Japanese  Language  School  at  Harvard 
where  he  worked  in  the  small  Germanic 
Museum  under  the  great  Dr.  Elisseeff. 

After  separation  from  service  he  was  re- 
called by  President  Truman  who  requested 
that  he  report  to  General  MacArthur  in  To- 
kyo as  his  advisor  on  the  rehabilitation  of 
the  fishing  industry  in  the  five  home  is- 
lands. In  1959  while  in  Tokyo  for  Star  Kist, 
he  received  another  request  from  Washing- 
ton to  go  to  Bangkok,  Thailand,  to  work 
with  the  Fishery  Dept.  of  that  country,  and 
again  in  1964  he  was  tapped  for  a  similar 
project  in  Morocco. 

He  spent  twenty  years  as  vice-president 
of  Public  and  Labor  Relations  at  Star  Kist 
Foods,  Inc.,  a  family-owned  business,  at 
Terminal  Island,  California.  After  his  retire- 
ment from  Star  Kist  when  it  merged  with 
the  Heinz  Co.  in  1965,  he  spent  his  last 
years  as  a  private  investor  and  trustee  of 
three  family  trusts. 

Offices  held,  honors  and  awards  include 
Navy  Commendation  Medal  with  star; 
president  Southern  California  Cancer  Cen- 
ter; member,  Advisory  Board,  California 
State  College;  secretary,  Museum  of  Science 
and  Industry,  Los  Angeles;  trustee,  Califor- 
nia College  of  Medicine  of  Irvine  and  the 
United  Church  of  Religious  Science;  mem- 
ber, board  of  directors,  Armed  Service, 


YMCA,  in  Oceanside,  and  board  member  of 
the  Queen  Mary. 

Mr.  Loker  married  Katherine  A.  Bogdan- 
ovich  in  1940.  She  survives  him  along  with 
their  two  children,  Deborah  Prescott  and 
Katherine  Olyott. 

1922  Carlos  E.  Allen,  Jr.,  No.  Muskegon, 
MI;  October  1988 

Joseph  Goodman,  Jr.,  M.D.,  Sudbu- 
ry, MA;  13  October  1988 

Philip  B.  Wainwright,  Amityville, 
NY;  unknown 

1923  George  J.  Babson,  Leesburg,  VA;  28 
January  1988 

Albert  C.  Blanchard,  Sarasota,  FL;  24 
October    1988    (See   Class  Notes) 
William  P.  Ellison,  Duxbury,  MA; 
16  October  1988  (See  Class  Notes) 
Mr.  Ellison  died  from  injuries  suffered  in  a 
fire  which  swept  through  his  home  in  Dux- 
bury. 

Mr.  Ellison  was  president  of  the  Proctor 
Ellison  Co.  of  Boston,  a  tanning  business 
founded  by  his  father  and  a  partner  in  the 
1920s.  He  was  a  trustee  of  the  N.  E.  Aquari- 
um, the  Boys  and  Girls  Camps  Inc.  of  Bos- 
ton and  the  USS  Constitution  Museum  and 
he  was  a  former  trustee  of  Northeastern 
University.  He  was  member  of  the  Kittan- 
sett  Golf  Club  of  Marion,  the  Duxbury 
Yacht  Club  and  the  Anglers  Club  of  Key 
Largo,  Florida. 

He  graduated  from  Harvard  in  1927. 


23 


While  at  Harvard  Mr.  Ellison  was  on  the 
varsity  football  and  baseball  teams  and  had 
played  on  the  hockey  team. 

In  1942,  at  the  age  of  38,  he  enlisted  in  the 
Navy  and  served  as  a  lieutenant  command- 
er and  skipper  of  a  destroyer  in  the  Atlantic 
and  on  an  aircraft  carrier  in  the  Pacific.  He 
leaves  his  wife,  Marianne;  a  stepson;  three 
stepdaughters  and  six  stepgrandchildren. 

Paul  F.  Rhines,  Hingham,  MA;  30 
September  1988  (See  Class  Notes) 

1925  J.  Duncan  Cox,  Providence,  PJ;  25 
February  1984 

William  T.  Healey,  Atlanta,  GA;  Oc- 
tober 1988  (See  Class  Notes) 
C.  Thurston  Ramsey,  Melbourne, 
FL;   18   October   1988   (See  Class 
Notes) 

1926  Chester  W.  Dudley,  Columbia,  SC;  4 
November  1988  (See  Class  Notes) 
William  E.  McKinlay,  Jr.,  Darien, 
CT;    November    1987    (See  Class 
Notes) 

Edward  J.  L.  Ropes,  Brookline,  MA; 
8  December  1988  (See  Class  Notes) 

1927  Bennett  Fisher,  Greenwich,  CT;  3 
January  1989  (See  Class  Notes) 

Bennett  Fisher  died  at  his  home  at  9  Sabine 
Farm  Road,  Greenwich,  CT,  after  a  long  ill- 
ness. He  suffered  from  progressive  supra 
nuclearpalsy. 

Mr.  Fisher  earned  a  bachelor's  degree  in 
philosophy  at  Yale  College  in  1931.  He 
spent  a  year  at  Trinity  College  in  Cam- 
bridge, England,  and  in  1934  earned  a  bach- 
elor's degree  in  ship  operation  at  M.I.T  in 
Boston.  A  commodore  of  the  Yale  Corinthi- 
an Yacht  Club,  he  was  a  life-long,  avid 
yachtsman  who  spent  much  time  sailing 
and  racing  with  his  family  on  Long  Island 
Sound. 

Mr.  Fisher  began  his  career  as  an  engi- 
neering officer  with  the  Grace  Steamship 
Line.  During  World  War  II  he  helped  build 
and  manage  several  ports  in  South  Ameri- 
ca. After  the  war  he  worked  for  Dorr-Oliver 
in  Stamford,  Conn.,  from  which  he  retired 
in  1966. 

Locally  he  was  known  for  his  involve- 
ment in  efforts  to  clean  up  emissions  from 
the  Cos  Cob  power  plant,  and  also  to  have 
Greenwich's  sewage  treatment  system  built 
and  later  improved.  His  many  civic  and  so- 
cial activities  included  Town  Meeting  Rep- 
resentative for  Greenwich;  vice  chairman, 
Pollution  Control  Committee;  vice  presi- 
dent of  the  Greenwich  Taxpayer  Associa- 
tion; member  of  the  Connecticut  Society  of 
Professional  Engineers;  Society  of  Naval  Ar- 
chitects and  Marine  Engineers;  member,  In- 
dian Harbor  Yacht  Club;  member  of  the 
Cruising  Club  of  America.  He  was  also  a 
class  agent  for  Phillips  Academy  for  many 
years. 

He  leaves  his  wife  of  47  years,  Elsie;  three 
sons,  Bennet,  Henry  and  Herbert,  PA  73; 
four  daughters,  Lisa,  Susan,  Alice,  and  Con- 
stance. Mr.  Fisher  also  has  two  brothers, 
both  PA  graduates  who  survive  him,  Ag- 
new  '25  and  Everett  '37. 

1928  Rev.  Richard  B.  Clark,  Medusa,  NY; 
12  July  1988  (See  Class  Notes) 
Henry  Hotchkiss,  Vineyard  Haven, 
MA;  22  December  1988  (See  Class 
Notes) 

Mr.  Hotchkiss,  a  prominent  petroleum  geol- 
ogist, died  at  the  Martha's  Vineyard  Hospi- 
tal after  a  long  illness. 


Mr.  Hotchkiss  received  a  bachelor  of  sci- 
ence degree  from  Yale  University  in  1933 
and  attended  the  graduate  school  from 
1933-1935  majoring  in  geology.  He  then 
tried  his  hand  at  mining  in  Idaho  from  1935 
to  1936.  Until  his  retirement  in  1970,  Mr. 
Hotchkiss  was  employed,  for  the  greater 
part  of  his  lifetime,  by  the  great  oil  compa- 
nies of  the  world;  much  of  his  work  was  in 
the  Middle  East.  He  left  the  employ  of  the 
Iraq  Petroleum  Co.  in  1941  to  serve  a  five- 
year  tour  of  duty  in  Egypt  in  the  U.  S.  Navy 
during  World  War  II  serving  as  Asst.  Naval 
Attache,  American  Legation  in  Cairo;  U.S. 
Navy  Liaison  Officer  in  Alexandria,  Egypt; 
Naval  Attache,  American  Legation,  Cairo. 
He  rose  to  the  rank  of  captain,  USNR  and 
received  the  U.S.  Navy  Commendation 
Medal.  During  this  period  he  was  present 
at  some  of  the  conferences  held  by  the 
heads  of  world  powers  at  Cairo,  and  was 
aboard  the  USS  Quincy  when  President 
Roosevelt  and  Winston  Churchill  met  in  the 
harbor  of  Alexandria.  Twice  during  his 
tour  of  duty,  Captain  Hotchkiss  was  com- 
mended for  outstanding  performance  of 
duty. 

He  is  survived  by  his  wife,  Prudence; 
two  sons  and  a  daughter  and  six  grandchil- 
dren as  well  as  two  brothers,  Stuart  T.,  PA 
31;  and  Joseph  W.,  PA '38. 

Morton  A.  Howard,  Jr.,  Middletown, 
RI;  January  1988  (See  Class  Notes) 
Robert  M.  Walker,  Needham,  MA;  9 
November  1988  (See  Class  Notes) 


by  Philip  K.  Allen  '29 

If  was  on  25  September  1925,  that  Bob 
Walker  and  I  arrived  at  Phillips  Academy 
and  found  ourselves  assigned  rooms,  his  at 
Eaton  and  mine  at  Andover  Cottage,  and 
for  the  next  two  years  we  roomed  together 
in  Bancroft  Hall  (before  that  dorm  was 
moved)  and  in  Bartlet. 

We  had  been  close  friends  in  Duxbury, 
Mass.,  and  while  our  paths  for  the  rest  of 
his  life  seldom  crossed,  I  was  to  enjoy  his 
ever-ready  humor  and  his  down-to- 
earthiness  with  emphasis  on  the  comic,  an 
inheritance  from  his  father  who  was  a  na- 
tional political  cartoonist. 

Bobs  life-long  interest  in  art  focused  di- 
rectly on  his  priceless  collection  of  prints 
(which  he  gave  recently  to  the  Addison  Gal- 
lery) and  in  his  teaching  of  Art  History  at 
Swarthmore  over  a  period  of  42  years.  He  re- 
tired 14  years  ago  as  chairman  of  the  art  his- 
tory department  at  the  Pennsylvania  college. 

He  graduated  from  Princeton  University 
in  1932  and  earned  a  master's  degree  in  fine 


arts  there  in  1936.  After  receiving  a  Ph.D.  in 
art  history  from  Harvard  University  in 
1941,  he  served  during  World  War  II  in  the 
Office  of  Strategic  Services,  forerunner  of 
the  CIA. 

He  and  his  wife,  Alice  (Smith),  after  his 
retirement  from  Swarthmore,  moved  back 
to  Massachusetts  to  Wayland  and  then  to 
North  Hill,  a  life-care  center  in  Needham 
where  he  died  on  November  14th  at  the  age 
of  79.  Bob  Walker  has  been  generous  to 
Andover.  He  was  chairman  of  the  Addison 
Campaign;  member,  Andover  Development 
Board;  past  head  agent  for  the  class  of  '28; 
and  past  Alumni  Council  Member. 

He  leaves  three  daughters  and  six  grand- 
children, one  of  whom,  Taiyo  Hasegawa,  is 
currently  enrolled  in  Phillips  Academy. 

We  will  remember  his  puckish  smile,  a 
twinkling  of  the  eye,  his  thorough  knowl- 
edge of  his  subject  and  a  bright  and  cheery 
outlook.  His  was  a  good  life  and  I  have 
been  privileged  to  have  played  a  part  in  it. 

1929  Malcolm  Marshall,  Sumner,  MD;  27 
April  1988 

1930  George  H.  Alexander;  Sugar  Grove, 
IL;  13  October  1988  (See  Class  Notes) 

Mr.  Alexander  was  educated  at  Yale  Uni- 
versity and  served  in  the  U.S.  Navy  in 
World  War  II.  He  was  founder  and  presi- 
dent of  Alexander  Warehouse  and  Sales 
Co.,  Aurora,  111.,  president  of  the  Aurora 
Foundation,  secretary  of  the  Hambletonian 
Society  and  the  Northern  Illinois  Horse- 
show  Association.  Mr.  Alexander  raised 
and  showed  standardbred  horses  at  his 
Chestnut  Farm  in  Sugar  Grove,  and  was 
elected  Horseman  of  the  Year  in  1987  by 
Horseman  magazine.  His  wife,  Mary;  a  son, 
George  Jr.  '58;  three  daughters  and  ten 
grandchildren  survive  him. 

Earl  W.  Douglas,  Washington,  DC; 
unknown  (See  Class  Notes) 
Kenneth  C.  Odgen,  Jr.,  Bedford, 
MA;  2  July  1988  (See  Class  Notes) 

1931  John  D.  Hegeman,  Hilton  Head  Is- 
land, SC;  25  October  1988  (See  Class 
Notes) 

William  H.  Henry,  Akron,  OH;  14 
August  1988 

Canby  Kerr,  Fayettesville,  NY;  Feb- 
ruary, 1987  (See  Class  Notes) 
G.  Robert  Schneider,  Fairfield,  CT; 
unknown 

1932  Douglas  Brown,  Jr.,  Morehead  City, 
NC;  October  1988  (See  Class  Notes) 
G.  Chadwick  Richards,  Jr.,  Wilmot 
Flat,  NH;  4  October  1988  (See  Class 
Notes) 

1933  William  M.  Duff,  Wallingford,  PA;  1 
June  1988  (See  Class  Notes) 

1934  John  A.  Faggi,  New  York,  NY;  16 
July  1988 

Edward  H.  Seymour,  Doylestown, 

PA;  24  December  1988 
Mr.  Seymour  died  in  Philadelphia  after  a 
brief  illness.  After  Andover  he  attended 
Yale  receiving  a  B.S.  in  1938  and  a  Ph.D.  in 
1941.  Shortly  after  receiving  his  doctorate, 
he  was  called  up  for  Navy  service.  He  was 
commander  of  a  PC  in  the  Aleutians;  exec, 
of  a  5-inch  DE,  and  commander  of  a  3-inch 
DE  in  the  South  Pacific.  Following  the  war, 
Mr.  Seymour  worked  with  the  Office  of  Na- 
val Research  and  then  held  a  number  of 
management  positions  in  the  defense  and 
aerospace  industry,  including  General  Elec- 


2h 


trie  Corp.  and  Thiokol  Chemical  Corp.  He 
also  ran  Reaction  Motors  during  the  X-15 
program.  For  several  years  before  retire- 
ment in  1981,  he  was  the  senior  professional 
of  the  American  Institute  for  Aerospace  and 
Astronautics. 

During  the  years  in  Doylestown,  Mr. 
Seymour  was  involved  in  a  number  of  civic 
activities,  including  many  years  on  the 
Buckingham  Township  Sewer  and  Water 
commission  and  heading  the  board  of  the 
area  Red  Cross  chapter.  He  was  a  member 
of  the  Trinity  Episcopal  Church,  Solebury; 
American  Chemical  Society;  Combustion 
Institute;  Bucks  County  Historical  Society; 
Phillip's  Mill  Association;  and  the  Sigma  Xi 
Scientific  Research  Society.  His  lasting 
loves  were  sailing,  the  Navy,  and  anything 
technical. 

His  wife,  Mary,  died  in  1981.  Survivors 
include  a  son,  Edward  H.,  Jr.;  a  daughter, 
Sally  Seymour  Mansbach;  and  a  brother, 
Roger  S.,  PA  '44. 

Davis  Simpson,  Boxford,  MA;  23  Oc- 
tober 1988. 

1935  Robert  L.  Wanamaker,  Pittsfield, 
MA;  27  July  1988  (See  Class  Notes) 

1936  Ellis  A.  Ballard,  Evanston,  IL;  1  Au- 
gust 1988  (See  Class  Notes) 

1939  Harvey  E.  Lambeth,  Sarasota,  FL;  3 
July  1988  (See  Class  Notes) 

Daniel  O'Conner,  Beverly  Hills,  CA; 
April  1988  (See  Class  Notes) 

1 940  Malcolm  Daisley,  Mentor,  OH;  2  Oc- 
tober 1988  (See  Class  Notes) 

1941  Thomas  Payne,  Easton,  MD;  January 
1987 

1944  William  S.  Hickey,  Grosse  Pointe 
Farms,  MI;  17  October  1988  (See 
Class  Notes) 

1946  Robert  F.  Stewart,  Berkeley,  CA; 
1983 

1947  Mitchell  Fish,  Tampa,  FL;  December 
1988  (See  Class  Notes) 

1949  Walter  J.  Bass,  Cooperstown,  NY; 
December  1988  (See  Class  Notes) 

1950  Barry  G.  Good,  Watermill,  NY;  22 
October  1988 

Donn  W.  R.  Marston,  Arlington, 
VA;  31  March  1988 

1958  Ned  Irish,  Willow  Grove,  PA;  3  No- 
vember 1988 

1961  John  A.  Butler,  Boston,  MA;  25  Octo- 
ber 1988  (See  Class  Notes) 

1976  Charles  Higginson,  Boston,  MA;  8 
October    1988    (See   Class  Notes) 


ABBOT 

Faculty 

Lucile  B.  Tuttle  1903-1988 
Lucile  B.  Tuttle,  who  taught  English  at  Ab- 
bot Academy  in  the  1940s  and  was  head  of 
residence  from  1946-1947,  died  on  21  Sep- 
tember 1988  in  Kennet  Square,  Pa.  She  was 
85.  Miss  Tuttle  graduated  from  Denison 
University,  Ohio,  and  received  her  M.A.  de- 
gree in  English  from  Radcliffe  College.  She 
was  an  accomplished  pianist.  She  left  no 
close  relatives. 


1920  Isabelle  Parrott  Mitchell  (Mrs.  Lest- 
er), West  Palm  Beach,  FL;  17  August 
1988 

1921  Jessamine  Rugg  Patton  (Mrs. 
Charles  H.),  Pittsburgh,  PA;  un- 
known 

1924  Jane  Allen  Kilby  (Mrs.  Donald  S.), 
Peace  Dale,  RI;  24  July  1988  (See 
Class  Notes) 

Elsie  Phillips  Marshall,  Southwest 
Harbor,  ME;  8  December  1988  (See 
Class  Notes) 

1926  Marion  Burr  Sober,  (Mrs.  Frederick 
D.),  Ann  Arbor,  MI;  2  December  1988 
Barbara  Bloomfield  Wood,  Osprey, 
FL;  9  May  1986 

1933    Ursula  Ingalls  Hazen,  Nantucket, 
MA;  25  September  1988 
Margaret  Walker  Whittier  (Mrs.  Sid- 
ney B.),  Boston,  MA;  November  1988 
(See  Class  Notes) 

1940  Jane  Wilson  Day,  Mashpee,  MA;  21 
November  1988  (See  Class  Notes) 

1944  Frances  MacDonald  Thompson 
(Mrs.  Donald  G.),  Hampstead,  NH; 
Sept.  '88 

1949  Sarah  Poteat  Duhamell,  Lynnfield 
Center,  MA;  16  October  1988 

1956  Joan  Glidden  Arabian  (Mrs.  Ralph 
H.),  Andover,  MA;  18  August  1988 
(See  Class  Notes) 

Joan  Glidden  Arabian,  a  life-long  Andover 
resident,  died  of  cancer  at  Lahey  Clinic  in 
Burlington,  Mass.  She  was  a  director  of  pa- 
tient services  at  Lahey.  Mrs.  Arabian  was  a 
graduate  of  Wheaton  College,  receiving  her 
B.A.  degree  in  1960.  She  also  attended  the 
National  Trust  of  England  Summer  School 
in  July  1961  and  the  Courtauld  Institute  of 
Art  (London  University)  Summer  School  of 
Bath,  England,  in  August  1961,  where  she 
studied  architecture. 

Memberships  and  organizations  to 
which  she  belonged  included  the  Free 
Christian  Church,  Andover,  and  its  choir; 
the  Museum  of  Fine  Arts,  Boston;  the  Socie- 
ty of  Architectural  Historians;  the  National 
Trust  of  England  and  Scotland;  and  the  Na- 
tional Trust  for  Historic  Preservation  in  the 
U.  S. 

Family  members  who  survive  her  in- 
clude her  husband,  Ralph;  sons,  Harold  M. 
and  Ralph  M.;  her  mother,  Elizabeth  K. 
Glidden  of  Andover;  and  a  sister,  Helen  G. 
Wesley,  Abbot  '53. 


CLASS  NOTES 


75th  REUNION! 

June  9-11, 1989 


-|  A  Norman  Elsas 

A^  3025  E.  Pine  Valley  Rd.  N.  W. 

PHILLIPS  Atlanta,  GA  30305 

As  class  agent /secretary,  I  failed  to  obtain 
much  news.  Maybe  you  fellows  can't  write, 
just  as  I  can't  write  long-hand.  However,  I 
did  receive  a  fine  note  from  Charles  Hendrie, 
who  just  happened  to  be  in  the  class  of  1915 
and  who  saw  the  item  in  the  last  Bulletin  that 
we  as  the  class  of  1914  included. 

In  this  case,  Charlie  wrote  a  little  bit  more 
and  reminded  me  that  he  was  in  the  class  of 
1919  at  Cornell,  and  contemplated  going  to 
his  70th  reunion,  this  June.  I  sure  hope  he 
makes  it!  I  didn't  feel  up  to  taking  my  70th  at 
Cornell  last  June  because  the  only  surviving 
member  of  that  class  is  Judge  Elbert  Tuttle 
who  also  lives  in  Atlanta,  andl  found  that  he 
was  not  going  to  make  it.  It  so  happens,  that 
if  I  had  attended  I  would  not  have  known  a 
single  person.  In  a  university  as  big  as  Cor- 
nell and  with  a  realtively  small  engineering 
school  at  that  period,  I  would  not  expect  to 
know  many  who  returned. 

As  long  as  the  Bulletin  will  take  it,  I  will  be 
glad  to  fill  in  and  take  notes  or  letters  from 
other  members  of  the  class  of  '15;  I  think  the 
surviving  members  of  the  class  of  1914  have 
"writer's  cramp"  just  as  I  have 


70th  REUNION! 

June  9-11, 1989 


"I  Q  George  F.  Sawyer 

Xry  The  Ledges  -  Box  539 

PHILLIPS  Durham,  NH  03824 

Fritz  Clement's  wife,  Edith,  passed  away  on 
8  August  last  year.  She  had  been  suffering 
from  Alzheimer's  Disease.  Her  first  husband, 
Walter  Goodspeed,  PA  '21,  died  18  years 
ago.  On  a  happier  note,  Fritz  tells  us  that  he 
is  still  playing  golf  at  89  years  old,  and  can 
shoot  his  age  or  better  every  time.  He  says, 
"It  gets  easier  every  year."  Fritz  has  six 
grandchildren  and  eight  great- 
grandchildren. Leo  Poor  and  Mary  Margaret 
have  done  quite  a  little  traveling:  York,  Pa.; 
West  Hartford,  Conn.;  DeKalb,  Illinois;  and 
Chesapeake  Bay,  following  successful  cata- 
ract surgery  a  year  ago  March.  In  October 


27 


they  celebrated  their  60th  wedding  anniver- 
sary. They  are  in  the  swim  of  things  at 
Meadow  Lakes  in  Hightstown,  N.J.,  Leo  be- 
ing named  treasurer  of  Meadow  Lakes  For- 
um and  elected  to  the  Executive  Commit- 
tee. Leo  made  the  reunion  scene  last  June 
and  plans  to  make  our  65th  this  year.  Mert 
Perry  writes  "Aging  can  be  very  demand- 
ing, but  I  don't  resent  growing  old  when  so 
many  are  not  that  privileged.  I'm  in  there 
pitching  with  some  less  skill  and  vigor  than 
heretofore.  Sarah  is  in  a  nursing  home  after 
an  81-day  stay  in  a  hospital  recovering  from 
two  amputations.  Her  spirits  are  high  and 
she  has  a  great  sense  of  humor  and  enjoys 
her  surroundings."  On  a  Christmas  card  he 
writes,  "The  Arabic  language  has  38  words 
meaning  'happiness.'  If  the  English  lan- 
guage had  eight  hundred  and  thirty-eight 
words  meaning  'Merry  Christmas,'  I  could 
use  them  all  without  expressing  all  the  joy 
that  I  hope  will  be  yours  during  the  holiday 
season.  Again,  Mele  Kalikimaka."  Thanks, 
Mert,  and  all  the  same  to  you  and  yours. 

Cribbing  from  the  Yale  Alumni  Maga- 
zine, we  learn  that  Bruce  Hyde  died  27  Sep- 
tember in  Cherry  Nursing  Home,  Mont- 
clair,  N.J.,  following  a  stroke.  Unlike  many 
of  his  Yale  Sheff  classmates,  he  practiced  a 
full  career  of  engineering.  In  1936  he  started 
specializing  in  air  conditioning,  winding  up 
with  his  own  firm,  Air  Improvement  Co.,  in 
Bloomfield,  NJ.  His  wife,  Catherine,  sur- 
vives him  at  60  Hawthorne  Avenue,  Glen 
Ridge,  N.J.  07028,  as  does  their  son  John  at 
Bell  Laboratories,  Murray  Hill,  N.J. 


Morrison,  is  in  a  retirement  home.  Edward 
Parnall  in  Albuquerque  is  optimistic  over 
Andover's  present  representation  in  the 
corridors  of  power.  Herb  Place  was  spend- 
ing the  holidays  with  his  son's  family  in 
New  Canaan,  Conn.,  rather  than  Omaha. 
Dr.  Alex  Preston,  in  Cambridge,  finds  a 
semi-retired  life  full  of  interests,  and  antici- 
pates our  70th  reunion.  Frank  Sellman  of 
Needham,  Mass.,  is  retired  from  the  invest- 
ment business  and  spends  winters  in  Na- 
ples, Fla.,  playing  golf  and  tennis  four  times 
a  week.  Keep  up  the  old  spirit,  Frank! 

Dr.  Ted  Stevenson  and  wife  Bunny 
drove  to  Zion  and  Grand  Canyon  Nat'l 
Parks  last  May,  and  then  on  to  Pennsylva- 
nia for  Bunny's  55th  reunion;  and  on  down 
to  Asheville  to  visit  her  relatives  and  Ted's 
brother  Don  Stevenson,  also  of  '21.  Al  Wil- 
son and  wife  enjoy  one  of  the  most  enviable 
spots  to  live,  Martha's  Vineyard.  His  sec- 
ond new  hip  is  working  just  fine.  He  re- 
ports that  Alec  Preston  looks  as  young  as 
ever,  and  Dr.  Ben  Spock  is  still  roving  the 
lecture  circuit. 

The  class  of  '21  regrets  the  loss  of  Donald 
Loker  who  for  some  years  has  devoted  his 
time  to  various  educational  institutions,  es- 
pecially U.S.C.  and  the  Los  Angeles  Mu- 
seum of  Science,  which  have  honored  him 
and  his  wife,  Katherine.  The  class  sends  it's 
sincerest  sympathy  to  her. 

Your  secretary  sends  best  wishes  and 
hopes  our  other  40  classmates  will  send  us 
news  of  themselves. 


"I  Charles  W.  Morris 

401  Ocean  Avenue 
PHILLIPS         Santa  Monica,  CA  90402 

My  thanks  to  the  sixteen  classmates  out  of 
56  who  responded  on  the  stamped  cards 
with  information  which  may  be  of  interest 
to  even  one  who  remembers  you  at  Ando- 
ver  with  a  smile  of  happiness. 

Richard  Butler,  besides  four  grandchil- 
dren and  five  greats,  takes  on  a  couple  of 
miles  a  day  on  Hallandale  Beach,  Fla., 
which  has  netted  him  enough  fisherman's 
floats  from  the  east  wind  to  festoon  his 
apartment  there  and  their  1830  house  on 
Cape  Cod.  Dr.  Gerald  Dorman  and  wife 
Lois  enjoyed  attending  the  house  of  dele- 
gates of  the  Medical  Association  in  June 
and  December,  which  must  be  a  quiet  mo- 
ment away  from  nine  grandchildren  and 
nine  greats!  Paul  Dudley  never  knew  Ca- 
leb Curtis  while  living  in  Bishop  Hall  at 
Andover,  but  now  finds  him  his  brother-in- 
law  and  neighbor  in  idyllic  Rancho  Santa 
Fe,  California.  Len  Draper  travels  from  chil- 
ly Duluth  to  warmer  Chicago  between 
swimming  200  yards  daily  and  taking  lucky 
widows  out  for  Martinis  and  dinner.  Char- 
lie Gage  in  New  Haven  uses  retirement  to 
enjoy  reading,  TV  and  good  spirits.  Harold 
Hudner  from  Swansea,  Mass.,  strives,  with 
many,  to  re-invigorate  youth  with  old  val- 
ues, beliefs  and  morals  much  as  Andover 
strives  to  instill  these  values  in  our  proge- 
ny. Like  many,  he  is  bewildered  by  the  loss 
of  faith  and  devotion  in  the  young  today. 

Don  Leach,  who  lives  in  what  was  once, 
and  I  hope  still  is,  one  of  the  most  beautiful 
of  woods,  Old  Lyme,  Conn.,  keeps  busy  as 
treasurer  of  both  the  Florence  Griswold 
Museum  and  of  Yale  '25,  while  his  wife, 
Florence,  is  an  interior  decorator.  Clarence 


'l  James  G.  Bruce 

1250  Fir  Drive 
PHILLIPS  Tucson,  AZ  85704 

The  class  notes  for  this  number  of  the  Bulle- 
tin will  be  brief  and  mostly  sad  because 
there  are  three  deaths  of  loved  and  valued 
members  of  PA  '23  that  I  must  report.  The 
only  cheerful  news  is  that  the  ever-faithful 
Otto  Alcaide,  in  a  Christmas  letter,  indicat- 
ed that  he  is  still  active  both  in  the  affairs  of 
his  numerous  family  members  and  in  ser- 
vice to  his  church  and  his  community. 
Doan  Harris  has  a  new  address:  4412  Terra 
Granada  Dr.,  13- A,  Walnut  Creek,  CA 
94595. 

George  J.  Babson  died  January  28,  1988. 1 
have  no  news  of  his  career  other  than  that 
he  served  in  the  U.S.  Navy  in  World  War  II 
and  was  active  in  the  Naval  Reserve  with 
the  rank  of  Commander.  He  is  survived  by 
his  son,  George  J.  Babson,  Jr.  Paul  E.  Rhines 
died  Sepiember  30,  1988  after  a  long  illness. 
Born  in  Watertown,  N.Y.,  he  moved  to 
Hingham,  Mass.,  51  years  ago.  He  was  a 
graduate  of  Cornell  U.  He  is  survived  by  a 
son,  Douglas  B.  Rhines  and  10  grandchil- 
dren. William  P.  Ellison  died  in  October  oi 
1988  when  fire  swept  his  home  in  Duxbury, 
Mass.  Bill  was  a  prominent  philanthropist, 
sharing  his  considerable  fortune  generously 
with  unfortunate  individuals,  his  communi- 
ty, and  with  Andover  and  Harvard.  Bill  dis- 
tinguished himself  in  athletics  at  both  of 
these  schools.  He  was  president  of  the  Proc- 
tor Ellison  Co.  of  Boston,  which  his  father 
and  a  partner  established  in  the  1920s.  He 
sailed  from  the  Duxbury  Yacht  Club,  played 
golf  at  the  Country  Club  in  Brookline  and 
enjoyed  skeet-shooting  and  trap-shooting  at 
the  Dedham  Country  and  Polo  Club.  To  the 
families  of  these  fine  classmates  the  class  ex- 
tends its  deepest  sympathy. 


Classmates,  please  send  news  of  you  and 
yours  so  that  our  notes  may  not  fade  to 
naught! 


65th  REUNION! 

June  9-11,1989 


24  George  H.  Larsen 

^*  20  Ruthven  Road 

PHILLIPS  Newton,  MA  02158 

After  23  years  as  your  class  secretary,  I  re- 
ceived a  card  ana  the  first  note  ever  from 
Roy  Milliken.  He  even  mentioned  that 
Johnny  Phillips  considered  him  a  poor  cor- 
respondent. However,  what  Roy  and  Herta 
said  made  up  for  all  those  years  and  made 
my  Christmas!  Thanks,  Peggy  and  John 
Phillips  for  your  card.  Other  Dartmouth 
PA  24  s  heard  from  were  Bob  Clark,  Red 
Sanborn  and  Mort  Jennings.  Esther  and 
Bob  Clark  were  written  up  in  the  Ft.  Col- 
lins Business  World  for  their  moral  and  fi- 
nancial support  to  many  volunteer  organi- 
zations. Bod's  business  experience  and 
Esther's  sewings  skills  were  needed.  Wish  I 
could  have  watched  as  Esther  showed  a 
class  how  to  make  a  5/8"  seam.  Fonty  and 
Red  Sanborn  say  Kennebunkport  is  not  the 
same  since  George  Bush  was  elected,  and 
Red  likes  it.  Even  a  lobster  shack  worth 
$2,000  is  now  worth  $350,000. 

Great  article  about  King's  Chapel  in  Bos- 
ton, well  attended  by  Nancy  and  Nick  Dan- 
forth  and  also  Laura  Williamson.  Nikko 
called  to  see  if  I  could  watch  the  H-Y  game 
on  daughter  Julie's  cable  TV.  I  couldn't 
make  it  but  we  all  got  together  at  the  restau- 
rant later.  Bob  Hamilton  apologized  for  the 
letter  on  his  new  half-typewriter,  half- 
computer  print  out.  He  hoped  to  improve 
next  time  —  it  was  pretty  bad!  Bob  will 
soon  have  30  years  as  our  class  agent.  He 
thinks  PA  is  in  good  hands  as  is  1924  with 
Bob.  Ralph  Blank's  card  came  early  as  he 
was  on  his  way  to  England  again  for  a 
month.  His  English  family  came  over  and 
left  the  grandson  with  Ralph.  Ralph  was 
Princeton  '28,  and  I  was  sorry  to  hear  Stu 
Minton,  also  in  Princeton,  was  quite  ill.  Pe- 
ter Willis,  professor  at  Princeton  and  Mar- 
garet, celebrated  56  years  of  marriage  by 
moving  to  a  retirement  home  with  nursing 
care,  medical  help  and  especially  good 
food! 

Dr.  Jack  Ottaway  sent  along  a  picture 
which  included  him,  Roberta  ana  their 
daughter  and,  being  a  famous  baby  doctor, 
he  of  course,  had  to  include  his  new  grand- 
child. The  best  news  was  that  he  and  Rober- 
ta may  make  our  65th.  However,  Jack  says 
"forget  the  piano."  Jack  played  all  the  old 
songs  as  we  sang  at  our  50th.  Gige  Mum- 
by's  daughter  Peggy  reports  dispite  a 
rough  year  with  his  health,  he  still  plays  9 
holes  of  golf  twice  a  week.  Another  great 
letter  came  from  Leo  Daley  '23,  in  answer  to 
mine,  about  the  tragic  death  of  Bill  Ellison. 
Bill  and  Leo  roomed  together  at  Harvard.  In 
June  at  his  65th  in  Andover,  I  sat  next  to 
Bill.  Hard  to  believe  his  death,  as  Bill  was 
an  Andover  great.  Bill  Wadhams  and  his 
bride  spent  Christmas  in  Sarasota.  Their 


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condo  neighbors  had  a  "sumptuous"  meal 
for  them  on  Christmas  day. 

Ruth  Smith  wrote  it  was  a  lonely  year 
without  Joe.  Billie  Hobbs  finds  it  hard  after 
the  long  marriage  of  she  and  "Chips."  Both 
Billie  and  Stillman  were  teachers.  She  was 
pleased  with  the  obituary  in  the  last  Bulle- 
tin about  "Chips."  Ruth  and  Sam  Connor 
report  seeing  the  W.C.D.'s  in  Nantucket 
and,  of  course,  the  W.C.  Dickerman's 
joined  Dick  Knight  and  me  for  luncheon  as 
Dick's  guest  last  year.  Rocky  Dake's  wid- 
ow, Mary,  still  likes  Medford  Leas,  her  re- 
tirement home,  and  I  was  told,  it  was  writ- 
ten up  in  the  Wall  St.  journal  as  excellent. 
Mary,  Ed  Wells'  widow,  may  be  in  Arizona 
in  March,  so  Ed  Thompson  and  I  may  see 
her.  She  just  moved  to  Santa  Rosa,  Califor- 
nia. Louie  Wienecke,  our  oldest  classmate, 
never  forgets  to  keep  in  touch  at  Christmas 
either  by  phone  or  card.  They  still  live  in 
Bartlesville,  OK. 

Jan,  Louie  Rugee's  widow,  spends 
Christmas  with  her  daughter's  family  in 
Wellesley  including  five  boys  (two  sets  of 
twins).  I  was  invited  to  their  New  Year  par- 
ty and  later  Dick  Knight  was  our  host  for 
luncheon.  She  was  pleased  that  Notre 
Dame  won  as  South  Bend  is  her  home 
town.  Astrid,  Don  Donaldson's  widow, 
was  glad  to  see  widows  mentioned  in 
1924  s  notes.  Said  she  saw  the  Gordon 
Browns  at  their  60th  Harvard  reunion  and 
was  glad  the  1928  s  looked  so  well.  This 
Christmas  the  widows  who  wrote  included: 
Mary  Chace,  Sally  Curtis,  Vaugie  Schulten, 
Nancy  Johnstone,  Rosaline  Ham,  Barny 
Treat,  Jen  Ward,  Billie  Wingate  and  others 
already  mentioned.  Stu  Cragin  reports  he 
and  Polly  have  nine  grandchildren  "perma- 
nently set"  so  he  said,  "my  lead  is  33-1  /3% 
on  them."  How  about  any  great  grands, 
Stu?  Amy,  Dike  Howe's  widow,  said  Jim 
Baker,  George  Bush's  right-hand  man  is  un- 
cle to  her  grandchildren  so  she  was  glad,  as 
Jen  Ward  was,  that  an  Andover  man  is  in 
the  White  House.  Bill  and  Fonchen  Lord 
down  in  Lakeland,  Fla.,  send  greetings,  and 
Bill  must  have  known  1  was  working  on 
class  news  as  he  included  a  joke  to  cheer  me 
up.  Missy  Edson  Fisher,  Ed's  daughter,  in 
Golden,  Colorado,  never  forgot  her  dad's 
Andover  roommate.  Charlie  Sawyer  and 
Kitty  will  not  be  in  Green  Valley  this  winter 
and  we'll  miss  them.  Their  rented  house 
was  sold. 

Dr.  Phil  LeCompte  and  Jean  sent  along  a 
fun  piece  of  trivia  about  how  to  get  rid  of 
junk  mail.  Ben  Thompson,  who  recently 
moved  to  Falls  Church,  Virginia,  sent  his 
card  from  San  Diego  this  Christmas.  Says 
he's  furious  over  the  Flight  103  disaster. 
Ben  was  on  the  Armed  Services  Board  be- 
fore retirement.  A  long  article  in  the  Danbu- 
ry  Times  told  of  Ed  Renouf  and  his  daugh- 
ter who  are  both  famous  artists.  Their 
works  were  displayed  at  the  Washington 
Art  Association  recently.  Adele,  Dick  Vau- 
ghan's  widow,  thought  that  sciatica  "was  a 
train  station  between  Westchester  and  Pel- 
ham  and  had  nothing  to  do  with  the  fall  I 
took  while  walking  my  dog  last  year."  Ter- 
ry Keep's  card  said.  .  .  "wish  we  could  get 
to  reunion."  Please  try,  folks!  It's  been  too 
long  since  we  were  in  Virginia  Beach  to  vis- 
it you.  Gardie  Brown  andBetty  were  ready 
to  leave  for  Santa  Barbara  after  Christmas. 
They  hope  to  make  our  65th  in  June.  Gardie 
and  Nick  Danforth  did  an  excellent  job  run- 
ning our  40th.  Frieda  Tait  and  Marge  Lock- 
ett  keep  in  touch  with  each  other  and  your 
secretary. 


I'm  sure  those  Andover-Yale  graduates 
who  knew  Ed  Fischer  as  their  chemistry 
teacher  were  sorry  to  hear  of  his  death  on 
October  5th.  Ed  was  a  great  supporter  of 
Yale  athletics.  I  was  honored  to  sit  next  to 
him  at  a  Yale  luncheon.  Gige  Mumby  will 
never  forget  Ed's  daily  trips  to  the  hospital 
while  Gige  was  sick  in  New  Haven.  He  was 
93,  but  young  in  spirit.  Cards  arrived  from 
Mil  and  Lock  Allen,  Helen  and  Neal  Wells, 
and  Irma,  Dike  Bliss's  widow.  Was  sorry  to 
hear  from  Mort  Jennings  that  Bunty  had 
died.  I  was  glad  33  of  his  friends  took  him 
on  a  trip  to  5  cities:  London,  Brussels,  Paris, 
Hamburg,  and  Vienna,  and  they  were  all 
entertained  by  ambassadors  at  each  stop. 
Mutt  came  home  exhausted  but  soon  after 
took  a  35-day-cruise  on  The  Royal  Viking  to 
New  Zealand,  Bali,  Singapore  and  Hong 
Kong.  "Go  it  while  you're  young,"  says 
Mutt.  I'm  sure  we  all  send  our  warmest 
sympathy  for  his  great  loss.  "See  you  in 
June,"  he  writes!  Harry  Braudman,  PA'22, 
sent  a  tape  as  he  can't  write.  He's  a  great 
friend  of  Alan  Reinhart  and  Lillian.  I  called 
the  Reinharts  and  was  able  to  talk  to  Alan 
who  is  not  well.  Headmaster  John  Kem- 
per's widow,  Abby,  just  moved  into  North 
Hill,  so  I  was  able  to  say  hello.  Denis  Tippo, 
Andover's  reunion  organizer,  writes:  "Let's 
have  the  best  reunion  in  June!"  Will  do  so 
with  your  help,  Denis. 


will  surely  be  a  highlight  of  our  65th.  Con- 
gratulations! Your  class  agent  and  Phona- 
thon  Artist,  Laura  Scudder  Williamson, 
hopes  to  see  lots  of  her  classmates  in  June  at 
Andover.  Our  linguist,  Dorothy  Converse, 
plans  to  be  with  us  in  June  and  reports  she 
is  "into"  crossword  puzzles.  Much  more 
news  of  our  beautiful  June  spree  will  be 
mailed  to  you,  and  happily,  Ruth  Larter  Ev- 
eleth  will  be  there  to  help  make  us  comfort- 
able, relaxed,  and  strong  in  the  historic 
"Dear-Old-Girl  Abbot  Academy  Spirit." 
Betty  Bragg  King  of  Florida  will  vie  for  the 
longest  distance  traveled  to  Andover.  How 
about  it,  Michigan  and  Missouri?  Leaving 
her  lovely  blizzards  behind  in  Grand  Rap- 
ids, Mary  Harvey  Kindel  spent  Christmas 
with  her  two  daughters  and  families  in 
New  York  City.  Kay  Hart  Mitchell  returns 
on  June  5th  from  Europe  in  time  to  join  the 
bagpipes,  balloons,  and  friends  of  '24  at 
Andover.  We  are  saddened  by  the  death  on 
July  24th  of  our  Jane  Allen  Kilby.  We  will 
miss  hearing  from  her.  I  am  sorry  to  report 
the  loss  of  another  friend.  Elizabeth  M. 
Klausky  writes  to  inform  us  of  the  death  of 
her  mother,  Elsie  Phillips  Marshall,  who 
died  at  home  on  December  8,  1988.  Our 
deepest  sympathy  goes  to  her  family.  She 
will  be  dearly  missed. 

John  and  Polly  Bullard  Holden  are  en- 
joying winter  in  Hot  Springs  and  look  for- 
ward to  seeing  many  of  you  at  our  girlhood 
haunts  in  Andover. 


24  Polly  Bullard  Holden 

744-1/2  Quapaw  Avenue 
ABBOT  Hot  Springs,  AR  71 901 

First,  thanks  go  to  the  classmates  who  re- 
sponded to  a  Christmastime  poll  of  who  is 
thinking  of  coming  to  our  65  reunion  at 
Andover.  Remember?  It  begins  on  Friday, 
June  9th  and  ends  Sunday  June  11th.  So  far, 
eight  of  us  are  coming.  Read  on  and  you 
will  find  the  names  of  the  determined  ones 
and  the  hopefuls.  Meantime,  your  class  sec- 
retary-reunion chair  is  plotting  to  make  this 
joyous  gathering  easy,  comfortable  and  re- 
freshingly enlightening,  as  well  as  a  huge 
social  success!  As  before,  George  Larsen, 
our  Phillips  secretary-reunion  chair,  is  gra- 
ciously cooperating.  Our  greatest  surprise 
came  as  a  Christmas  card/portrait  photo  of 
Becky  Peterson  of  California,  our  prize- 
winning  first  Grraf-Granddaughter  of  the 
Class  of  Abbot  1924.  She  also  enclosed  a  let- 
ter to  "The  Ladies  of  the  Class  of  1924."  You 
each,  foremost  her  great-grandmother, 
Olive  Mitchell  Roberts,  will  receive  a  copy 
of  your  own  to  enjoy  Priscilla  Draper 
Mansfield  deserves  our  sympathy  for  dou- 
ble trouble  with  eye  retinas  out  cheerfully 
tells  us  of  summer  at  their  Boothbay  Harbor 
place  in  Maine,  and  her  three  granddaugh- 
ters. Tommie  Thompson  English  has 
promised  to  reune  with  us.  She  has  a  grand- 
son, Stephen  James,  who  is  a  lower  at  And- 
over. Ruth  Beach  Newsom  sends  a  "Hello! 
to  everyone"  and  is  sorry  she  already  has 
plans  for  June  9  through  1 1 .  Elizabeth  Will- 
son  Naetzker  is  spending  the  winter  at  580 
Brevard  Avenue,  Cocoa  Beach,  Florida.  Her 
hope  is  to  enjoy  the  65th  reunion  with  us. 
Sybil  Bottomley  Talman  is  planning  to  join 
the  fun  at  our  reunion,  thanks  to  juggling 
her  rides  to  and  fro.  Good  luck  to  her!  Big 
doings  in  Kansas  City:  Marian  Shryock 
Wagner  announces  she  has  5-month  -old 
boy  and  girl  TWINS.  These  great- 
grandchildren  live  in  town.  Their  pictures 


O  C  Louis  F.  Kemp 

12  Winthrop  Road 
PHILLIPS  Guilford,  CT  06437 

As  I  write,  a  thin  blanket  of  snow  keeps  the 
Christmas  spirit  alive.  Rev.  Allen  Keedy 
and  Ada  send  greetings  with  the  news  that 
they  are  still  active  in  the  ministry  and  will 
be  spending  the  15th  winter  ministry  in  the 
Bahamas,  serving  a  church  in  North  Eluthe- 
ra.  They  took  a  quick  trip  to  Italy  last  No- 
vember to  encourage  the  Pope,  who  was 
worried  about  Poland;  devoured  Rome  and 
bussed  to  Florence.  A  card  from  Brother 
Frank  "Cy"  Toolan  sent  from  Cranford, 
N.J.  relates,  "All  of  us  in  the  over-80  class 
can  start  looking  for  only  20  more  to  reach 
the  100  mark.  I'm  fine  —  no  aches,  no  pains, 
no  complaints!" 

Dick  Bernheim  is  still  active  in  the  fami- 
ly leather  business,  living  in  NYC  and 
working  in  Hoboken.  He  muses,  "maybe 
we'll  be  put  out  to  pasture  one  of  these 
days."  Farrand  Flowers  has  left  Houston, 
where  he  had  taught  for  many  years  as  a 
substitute  high  school  teacher,  to  retire  to 
Seattle,  Washington. 

As  evidence  of  the  many  changes  at  And- 
over since  our  time,  certain  selected  stu- 
dents have  the  option  of  studying  a  year 
abroad  at  a  school  in  Rennes,  France,  spon- 
sored by  Andover,  Exeter  and  St.  Paul's. 
My  grandson,  Charles  Kemp,  is  spending 
his  senior  year  there,  living  with  a  French 
family.  He  will  return  to  PA  and  graduate 
with  nis  class  in  June. 

Our  deep  sympathy  to  Joe  Hague  on  the 
loss  of  Kay,  his  wife  of  54  years,  last  No- 
vember. Sadly,  I  report  the  passing  of  Wil- 
liam T.  Healey  last  October.  Bill  was  the 
consummate  leader  of  our  class,  president 
of  the  school  our  senior  year;  captain  of 
football;  on  the  track  and  wrestling  teams; 
president  of  the  class  and  head  of  Student 


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Council.  He  went  on  to  Princeton  and  led  a 
group  of  28  from  the  class,  the  largest  sec- 
tion ever  from  PA.  After  graduating  he 
went  into  real  estate  in  his  home  town  of 
Atlanta  and  became  president  of  the  Healey 
Real  Estate  and  Improvement  Company. 
Our  heartfelt  condolences  to  his  wife,  Cal- 
lie,  and  his  family.  We  also  lost  Charles 
Thurston  Ramsey  on  18  October  1988. 
"Thurst"  went  on  to  MIT.  Unfortunately, 
we  lost  contact  during  his  business  career. 
Later  he  retired  to  Melbourne,  Fla.  He 
leaves  his  wife,  Edna,  three  children  and 
ten  grandchildren.  Our  deep-felt  sympathy 
to  his  family. 

Under  the  banner  "Still  Volunteering  After 
All  These  Years,"  an  article  last  September  in 
the  Westbrook,  Conn.,  Pictorial  Gazette  accom- 
panied by  a  picture  of  a  handsome  Louis  Kemp, 
tells  of  his  years  of  service  as  a  volunteer  in  the 
G u  ilford  com m u n  ity . 

When  cutbacks  threatened  the  Red  Cross's 
program  of  volunteer  drivers,  one  of  its  most  im- 
portant programs,  Mr.  Kemp,  the  Guilford  Red 
Cross  cnanman,  along  with  his  wife,  Louise, 
came  to  their  rescue  by  getting  drivers  to  volun- 
teer use  of  their  own  cars  and  asking  the  Rotary 
Club  to  provide  funds  for  the  gas.  A  solution 
was  found.  Now  Mr.  Kemp  serves  as  a  driver  in 


the  very  program  he  rescued.  He  also  works  for 
a  Meals  on  Wlieels  program,  delivering  food  to 
people  who  cannot  leave  their  homes,  and  he  is 


also  an  active  volunteer  in  his  church. 

In  1984,  Louis  Kemp  received  a  fefferson 
Award  for  public  service,  one  of  the  highest  com- 
munity service  honors  an  American  can  receive. 
The  award  was  just  one  of  several  honors  Mr. 
Kemp  has  received  for  his  19  years  of  volunteer 
work  in  the  Guilford  area.  The  Bulletin  congrat- 
ulates and  salutes  Mr.  Kemp  for  his  true  Non 
Sibi  spirit.  — ed. 


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PHILLIPS 


Carlton  M.  Fisliel 
Polly  Park  Road 
Rye,  NY  10580 


An  observation  by  Cam  Blaikie  before  No- 
vember 1988,  "Expect  to  vote  into  the  presi- 
dency Andover  s  own  George  Bush. 
Though  he  wasn't  born  until  '26's  lower 
middle  year.  In  our  senior  year  old  "Bitch" 
Freeman  said  something  to  the  effect  that  in 
the  election  of  '88  George  carried  the  Electo- 
ral College  unanimously,  but  of  course,  that 
George  was  Washington  and  the  year 
1778/*  Although  Cam  had  a  stroke  in  1975, 
he  and  his  wife  still  manage  some  trips  by 
Amtrak.  Looking  ahead,  he  hopes  to  take  a 
train  ride  through  the  channel  now  being 
built  from  England  to  France,  or  vice  versa. 
And  from  Jack  Weldon  in  commenting 
upon  the  condition  of  the  country,  ".  .  .  we 
muddle  through  —  a  free  economy  success. 
Could  be  .  .  .less  meddling  and  top  direc- 
tion promotes  progress  and  up-surge  from 
us,  the  lesser  strata!" 

Dr.  Jere  Annis  reports  that  he  retired  5 
years  ago  from  a  medical  group  he  founded 
with  two  other  men  (over  40  years  ago)  and 
which  now  consists  of  125  physicians.  "I 
still  get  out  there  to  kibbitz  and  offer  un- 
sound suggestions,  but  not  to  practice  med- 
icine." He  sits  on  half  a  dozen  or  so  boards 
and  foundations,  which  keep  him  occupied 
together  with  his  wood-working  shop. 
Three  of  his  children  live  nearby  in  Lake- 
land, Fla.,  and  a  fourth  in  San  Francisco.  In 
addition,  he  and  his  wife,  "Tink,"  have  five 
grandchildren  and  one  great-grandchild. 


Oliver  Grace  writes  that  he  is  proud  to 
have  been  elected  secretary  of  Cold  Spring 
Harbor  Laboratory,  in  his  opinion  the  great- 
est center  of  molecular  Diology  in  the 
world.  The  director  of  the  C.S.H.L.,  Nobel- 
ist  James  Watson,  is  a  co-discoverer  of 
DNA.  "While  young  compared  to  PA,  its 
centennial  will  be  celebrated  in  1990  with  a 
$45  million  drive."  Fletch  Nyce  and  Kay 
traveled  from  Cincinnati  to  Kennebunk- 
port,  Maine,  to  spend  a  real  "Down  East" 
Christmas  with  their  children,  grandchil- 
dren and  great-grandchildren,  especially 
the  new  little  girl  Fletch  is  so  proud  of. 

It  is  with  regret  that  I  must  report  the 
death  of  Chester  W.  Dudley  at  his  home  in 
Columbia,  S.C.,  on  4  November  1988.  He  is 
survived  by  his  wife,  Cecilia,  of  37-1/2 
years;  five  children,  eleven  grandchildren, 
including  Chandri  Navarro,  PA  '82,  and  six 
great-grandchildren.  Chet  was  among  the 
most  prominent  members  of  our  class,  and 
was  manager  of  the  baseball  team  at  Yale, 
where  he  graduated  in  1930.  He  served  in 
the  US  Navy  during  WW  II.  He  was  a  key 
member  of  the  Compton  Advertising  Co.  in 
New  York  until  his  retirement  in  1964,  after 
which  he  was  a  marketing  consultant  in 
Central  America  for  Syntex  Pharmaceuti- 
cals and  also  worked  on  national  tourism 
for  five  Central  American  republics.  We  of- 
fer condolences  to  Mrs.  Dudley  and  the  en- 
tire family. 

We  have  only  recently  received  word  of 
the  death  of  William  McKinlay,  Jr.  in  No- 
vember, 1987,  at  his  home  in  Darien,  Ct.  He 
is  survived  by  his  wife,  Eleanor.  Bill  spent 
three  years  at  PA,  and  after  graduation  he 
attended  Princeton  University  and  was  a 
member  of  the  class  of  1930  there.  We  wish 
to  convey  our  regrets  and  deep  sympathy 
to  Mrs.  McKinlay. 

We  also  regret  the  passing  of  Edward  J. 
L.  Ropes  on  8  December  1988,  after  a  long 
illness.  Born  in  Cambridge,  Ed  lived  his  en- 
tire life  in  Massachusetts.  He  entered  Ando- 
ver in  1923,  spending  three  years  at  PA,  and 
was  a  1930  graduate  of  Harvard.  His  entire 
business  career  of  more  than  50  years  was 
spent  with  Sherburne  Equipment  Co.  in 
Woburn,  Mass.,  and  for  many  years  was 
president  until  his  retirement.  He  is  sur- 
vived by  three  daughters  and  two  grand- 
children. We  wish  to  extend  our  profound 
sympathy  to  all  of  them. 


tjrj  John  Keogh,  fr. 

^  '  34  Wall  Street,  P.  O.  Box  126 

PHILLIPS  Norwalk,  CT  06852 

We  hear  from  Mark  Mason  as  follows: 
"Family  news  of  the  day  abounds  in  the  re- 
cent marriage  of  two  granddaughters  now 
off  and  running,  another  in  the  starting 
blocks  for  June  and  the  fourth  warming  up 
in  the  field  for  late  year  competition.  With  6 
more  to  go  we  promise  to  have  a  string  of 
entries  for  some  time  to  come.  Who  claims 
life  is  dull  when  Christmas  numbers  are  so 
expanding?  Expectantly!" 

John  Norcross  sends  this  news:  "I  am 
fully  retired  from  active  medical  practice  at 
the  Lahey  Clinic  where  I  treated  patients  for 
38  years,  although  I  am  still  on  the  Clinic's 
board  of  trustees.  We  enjoy  our  youngest 
grandchild,  aged  18  months,  and  the  fami- 
lies of  all  our  four  children.  I  have  a  garden 
and  do  some  woodworking."  From  warmer 
climes   Edward   L.   (Robbie)  Robertson 


writes:  "I  swim  every  day  for  20  minutes  in 
the  best  swimming  hole  I  know,  here  in  St. 
Thomas.  Jeannie  and  I  went  to  Wimbledon 
last  summer  and  took  cruises  down  the 
Thames  and  up  the  Rhine.  Health  good  but 
knees  shaky."  William  P.  (Buck)  Huxley 
has  brought  us  up-to-date  with  a  welcome 
letter  received  just  after  the  last  Andover 
Bulletin.  Prior  to  wife  Allie's  death  in  1987 
from  cancer,  they  had  traveled  to  Kenya, 
Taipei,  Bangkok,  the  Nile  area,  etc.  after  re- 
tiring to  Easton,  Maryland.  Buck  also 
fought  a  battle  with  cancer  in  the  early  '80  s 
and  writes  "Mine,  all  below  the  belt,  seems 
to  be  under  control  thanks  to  Sloan  Kett. 
I'm  not  so  hot  from  the  neck  up  either,  and 
in  between  my  cooking  does  nothing  for 
my  stomach.  Many  thanks  to  Panasonic  for 
my  microwave,  and  to  Old  Crow  for  my 
bourbon.  As  for  the  present,  this  place  is 
waterfront  on  a  cove  off  the  Tred  Avon  Riv- 
er. I  fish  for  perch  and  run  a  couple  of  crab 
pots  in  the  cove.  I  had  a  goose  blind  until  a 
nouse  got  built  too  close.  My  record  with 
two  shots  was  two  geese  and  my  phone 
cable.  Fortunately  the  repair  man  was  a 
hunter.  I've  hung  up  my  waders,  limit  my- 
self to  nine  holes  of  golf  and  play  four  times 
a  week.  I  have  something  over  two  acres  to 
mow  which  I  do  with  a  tractor.  Last  Christ- 
mas the  kids  gave  me  a  black  lab  puppy, 
Lady  Jo.  She  is  now  ten  months  old  and 
weighs  55  lbs.  I've  done  a  fair  job  of  train- 
ing. Retrieving,  of  course,  is  second  nature, 
both  land  and  water.  I  take  care  of  my  crab 
pots  by  canoe,  and  I  soon  discovered  that  Jo 
could  swim  faster  than  I  could  paddle. 
Since  she  is  my  shadow,  trying  to  climb  into 
the  canoe  could  be  a  disaster.  That's  about 
it." 

Regretfully,  we  report  the  death  of  Ben- 
nett Fisher  at  his  home  in  Greenwich, 
Conn.,  on  3  January  1989,  from  progressive 
supra  nuclear  palsy.  He  had  spent  most  of 
his  career  constructing  and  managing  pow- 
er plants  in  South  America  as  well  as  in  his 
own  home  area,  and  was  very  much  in- 
volved with  the  problems  of  emissions, 
sewer  systems,  etc.  After  his  retirement  in 
1966  he  served  the  Greenwich  Town  gov- 
ernment and  the  Public  Works  Committee 
for  28  years,  retiring  in  1985. 

He  received  a  oachelor's  degree  from 
both  Yale  and  the  Massachusetts  institute  of 
Technology  and  also  spent  a  year  at  Trinity 
College  in  Cambridge,  England.  He  was  al- 
ways an  active  sailor,  cruiser  and  racer 
(served  as  commodore  of  the  Yale  Corinthi- 
an Yacht  Club),  an  active  member  of  many 
sailing  and  yacht  clubs,  including  the  New 
York  Yacht  Club,  and  helped  in  the  devel- 
opment and  refining  of  handicapping  rules 
for  large  racing  yachts.  He  is  survived  by 
his  wife,  Elsie,  three  sons,  four  daughters 
and  six  grandchildren.  Memorial  donations 
may  be  made  to  the  Bruce  Museum  Asso- 
ciates in  Greenwich  or  Mystic  Seaport  Mu- 
seum in  Mystic,  CT  06355. 


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James  R.  Adriancc 
1 6  Royerson  Drive 
Chapel  Hill,  NC  27514 


Numerous  communications  from  class- 
mates have  been  greatly  appreciated,  but 
most  have  included  little  news  of  the  writ- 
ers and  their  activities.  Please,  gentlemen, 
unleash  the  Bics  and  Underwoods,  now 
that  1989  is  upon  us.  You  owe  it  to  your 
constituents  to  indulge  in  autobiographical 


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narration.  A  good  letter  from  Pat  (Mrs.)  Bill 
Chapman  spoke  glowingly  of  the  happy 
PA  experience  of  son  Denton,  now  at  Cor- 
nell, rating  his  Royal  Blue  years  as  "the 
greatest  experience  of  his  life,"  and  trekking 
down  from  far  above  Cayuga's  waters  for 
the  A-E  pigskin  fracas.  The  Chapmans 
planned  to  escape  the  clutches  of  Jack  Frost 
at  the  Hobe  Sound  Club  in  December  and 
in  Nassau  until  mid-March.  Gard  Perrin  re- 
ported that  eldest  grandson,  William  G.  Ill, 
offspring  of  Wm.  G.  Jr.  '56,  snared  his 
sheepskin  in  June,  '86,  on  the  occasion  of 
his  father's  30th  reunion;  and  another 
grandson,  Edward  P.,  is  currently  an  upper 
middler  residing  in  and  enjoying  America 
House,  where  Samuel  Smith  produced  such 
noteworthy  lyrics  to  the  tune  of  "God  Save 
the  Queen,"  and  many  of  us  old  codgers 
partook  of  Mrs.  Allen's  Finest  Fodder  as  an 
antidote  to  the  Beanery's  dubious  fare.  It  is 
indeed  good  to  see  the  Perrin  tradition  car- 
ried on  so  loyally  and  enthusiastically. 

Ever  thoughtful  Mike  Cardozo  sent  copy 
of  letter  written  for  possible  Dartmouth 
alumni  publication  use  regarding  his  visit 
with  Jeff  (now  "Dewey")  Jeffery  and  Dot 
at  their  daughter's  home  in  Flagstaff,  Ariz. 
Mike's  letter  was  supplemented  by  a  Christ- 
mas message  from  Dot,  telling  of  move 
from  Mesa  to  Flagstaff  as  the  result  of  Jeff's 
having  the  first  of  two  strokes  over  eight 
years  ago.  From  Mike's  description  of  nis 
reunion  with  the  Jefferys  after  many  long 
years  apart:  "He  was  determined  to  keep 
ambulatory  and  to  function  on  his  own 
within  the  range  of  possibility  ...  in  incred- 
ibly good  humor  with  no  self  pity.  We  com- 
municated well,  although  all  the  words  had 
to  be  spoken  by  me.  His  physical  disability 
was  in  overwhelming  contrast  to  the  days 
of  Jeff's  athletic  prowess,  but  his  and  Dot's 
manner  of  dealing  with  the  blows  he  has 
suffered  kept  the  visit  on  a  plane  of  happi- 
ness and  companionship."  Our  hats  are  off 
to  you,  "Dewey"  and  Dot.  Old  reliable  cor- 
respondent Egg  Lewis  wrote  of  safe  com- 
pletion of  annual  R.I. -Calif,  migration, 
'when  begins  the  stripping  off  of  hymn- 
singing,  Baptist,  New  England,  Puritan  self 
as  the  real  me  emerges,  slim  and  muscular, 
with  cold  gimlet  gaze,  slightly  bow-legged, 
full  head  of  dark  brown  hair.  Yep!"  On  a 
less  awesome  note  Egg  reports  "five  great- 
grand  children  at  the  end  of  our  parade. 
Hope  the  latest  find  a  crevice  in  the  bur- 
geoning condos  and  instant  tracts,  bumper 
to  bumper  freeways  and  just  a  plague  of 
people  out  here  (but)  the  desert  still -emp- 
ty." Can  any  '28ster  rival,  or  eclipse,  "five 
great-  grand  children"?  RSVP.  Extra- 
grateful  bouquets  to  Bill  Laundon  and 
Phyllis  for  superior  summertime  hospitali- 
ty, and  to  Bill  Frank  for  generously  accom- 
panying hepatitis-debilitated  class  secretary 
and  Black  Lab  "Streak"  from  N.Y.  to  N.C, 
and  doing  a  large  share  of  the  piloting, 
without  inducing  more  than  occasional  jit- 
ters on  the  part  of  his  passengers. 

Elsewhere  in  this  issue  is  a  report  on  the 
death  of  Bob  Walker,  whom  we  remember 
with  the  greatest  affection  and  respect  as  a 
loyal  and  distinguished  member  of  the  class 
of  '28.  His  pre-Mickey  delineations  of 
mouse-types  in  the  1928  Pot  Pourri  were  a 
joy  to  behold  and  a  portent  of  an  illustrious 
career  in  the  teaching  of  art  at  Swarthmore, 
with  ultimate  benefit  to  the  Addison  Gal- 
lery of  his  old  school.  The  Alumni  Office 
also  received  word  of  the  deaths  of  Morton 
A.  Howard,  Jr.  last  January,  and  Rev.  Rich- 
ard B.  Clark  in  July.  No  details  available, 


except  that  Dick  Clark,  who  was  with  us  for 
the  1924-1926  school  years,  had  expressed 
hopes  of  attending  several  past  reunions, 
but  in  each  case  was  prevented  from  doing 
so  by  the  call  of  duty  in  the  form  of  service 
to  his  parishioners.  I  am  also  sorry  to  report 
the  sad  news  that  Hank  Hotchkiss  died  at 
the  Martha's  Vineyard  Hospital  on  Decem- 
ber 22  after  an  extended  illness.  Our  sympa- 
thy goes  to  his  family,  including  brothers 
Stu  '31  and  Joe  '38. 


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ABBOT 


Lois  Dunn  Morse 
53-1/2  Lyme  Road 
Hanover,  NH  03755 


Margaret  Nivision  Chase  "had  a  wonderful 
2-1/2  weeks  in  Japan  in  May"(1988)  with 
husband,  Austin  Chase  '29.  Emily  Sloper 
Shailer  seems  busy  at  home  and  fairly  well; 
of  course,  greatly  misses  Russell.  Betty 
Ryan  Hill,  although  missing  our  60th,  en- 
joyed her  Western  trip  planned  long  before 
reunion.  She's  looking  forward  to  a  grand- 
daughter's wedding  in  1989;  has  two  grand- 
sons in  high  school,  so  life  is  interesting. 
Happy  spring  and  summer  to  all! 


60th  REUNION! 

June  9-11, 1989 


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PHILLIPS 


Andrew  Y.  Rogers 
Winslow  Homer  Road 
Prouts  Neck,  ME  04074 


Class  notes  are  negligible  since  none  of  my 
classmates  write.  However,  if  you  will  re- 
turn to  our  60th  reunion  in  Andover  9-11 
June,  all  will  be  forgiven.  I  hope  to  see  you 
there! 


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ABBOT 


Lois  Hardy  Daloz 
Box  819  -  R.F.DM 
Hancock,  NH  03449 


Are  you  thinking  about  our  60th  reunion? 
Isn't  that  an  amazing  thought!  And 
wouldn't  it  be  fun  to  hear  what  each  of  you 
has  done  with  that  sixty  years!  I  do  hope 
some  of  you  will  be  planning  to  come  to  re- 
union and  see  our  Alma  Mater.  Despina 
Plakias  Messinesi  writes,  "One  day  this 
fall,  I  was  climbing  into  my  taxi-yellow  VW 
at  the  Millerton  supermarket  when  1  heard 
someone  calling  my  name.  The  voice  be- 
longed to  Marcia  Rudd  Keil.  Some  51  years 
ago,  we  both  lived  at  Sunset  Cottage  under 
the  watchful  eyes  and  ears  of  Miss  Putnam. 
Of  course,  we  visited.  Marcia  lives  in  Lake- 
ville,  which  has  also  Rudd  Pond.  I  met  her 
husband,  Carl,  saw  her  charming  hill-top 
house  in  Lakeville  and  we  had  a  great  time 
catching  up.  I  continue  my  life  at  Vogue,  al- 
ways fascinating  even  now,  going  on  47 
years  at  it."  Deppy,  you  are  an  inspiration! 

Also  from  Gwen  Mallory:  "I  had  a  great 
four-day  visit  with  Betsy  McAllister  Ham- 
mond and  her  husband  when  I  was  in 


Maine  last  summer.  Also  saw  Roberta  Ken- 
dall Kennedy.  She  is  moving  South." 

Thank  you  both  for  sending  in  your  news. 
It  would  be  great  to  hear  from  more  of  you 
and  I  REALLY  hope  you  will  plan  to  come 
back  and  celebrate  our  60th  reunion! 


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Fred  W.  Curtis 
37  Robbinsville-Edinburg  Road 
PHILLIPS  Robbinsville,  N)  08691 

By  the  time  you  read  this  in  your  spring 
1989  Bulletin  our  60th  reunion  will  be  only  a 
little  more  than  a  year  away,  so  we'll  all 
have  to  stay  fit  or  get  fit  so  we  can  attend. 
Audrey  and  I  content  ourselves  with  walk- 
ing or  biking  every  day  the  weather  permits. 
With  the  aid  of  sponsors  we  even  helped 
swell  the  coffers  of  the  American  Heart  As- 
sociation by  entering  their  Bikeathon  last  fall 
and  completing  the  25-mile  course. 

Talking  about  keeping  fit,  try  this  on  for 
size.  Yardley  Beers  celebrated  his  75th  birth- 
day by  acting  as  trip  leader  on  a  Class-A- 
Hike  on  Green  Mountain.  The  Beers  have 
hiked  the  Ironclads  (Colorado)  at  least  50 
times,  but  Yardley  says  that  this  year's  hike 
was  his  last  as  a  leader. 

Our  class  can  now  boast  of  a  new  author! 
Bare  Morrison  has  just  published  a  family 
autobiography  titled  Dust  to  Dust.  Bare  gave 
me  a  copy  and  I  find  it  extremely  interesting, 
especially  the  chapter  that  deals  with  his 
three  years  at  Andover.  Maybe  his  room- 
mate, Bill  Murray,  could  explain  why  Al 
Stearns  didn't  throw  him  out  of  school  for 
some  of  his  escapades.  By  the  way,  Barc's 
new  hobby  is  making  model  airplanes. 

We  had  a  nice  visit  with  George  Cowee 
and  find  that  he  is  devoting  his  life  to  phi- 
lanthropy, with  doctors  being  the  recipients. 
We  found  him  recently  recovered  from  an 
argument  with  a  copperhead  while  working 
in  nis  beautiful  yara,  and  now  I  have  just  re- 
ceived a  note  from  his  wife,  Lee,  saying  that 
George  has  put  his  life  on  hold  once  again, 
this  time  due  to  bouts  of  excessive  nose 
bleeding.  Hope  the  other  guy  was  at  least 
bigger  than  you,  George! 

A  Christmas  letter  from  Gay  and  Ted 
Murray  tells  that  they  are  well  and  still  con- 
stantly on  the  go.  It  mentioned  a  note  from 
George  Bull  who,  according  to  Ted,  lost  his 
wife  several  months  ago.  Sorry  to  hear  that, 
George.  Connie  and  Jack  McLanahan  report 
via  a  Christmas  card  that  they  are  still  run- 
ning around  the  country  on  their  Co-op 
work  and  are  sorry  to  have  failed  to  bring  to 
publication  in  1988  the  "Cooperative/Credit 
Union  Dictionary  and  Reference"  which 
they  have  been  working  on  for  many 
months. 

In  a  recent  note,  Frank  Miller  writes  "Liv- 
ing a  very  different  life  out  here,  since  our 
move  in  June.  We're  now  close  to  our  grand- 
son and  his  family,  and  we  like  our  retire- 
ment community,  but  we  miss  our  old 
friends  and  familiar  places."  Frank  didn't 
say  where  "here"  is  but  his  206  area  code 
would  place  in  in  western  Washington  state. 

Last  issue  we  reported  the  death  of 
Fletcher  Chamberlin  but  did  not  know  at 
the  time  that  his  three  sons  are  all  Andover 
graduates:  William  '65,  Fletcher  '67,  and 
Thomas  '71. 

I  have  received  word  that  Earl  W.  Doug- 
las of  1968  Columbia  Road,  N.W.,  Washing- 
ton, D.C.  20009  has  died  but  we  have  no  in- 
formation as  to  when  or  where.  I  asked  Gil 


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Greenway  because  he  also  lives  in  Wash- 
ington, to  help  get  more  info  on  Earl  but 
Abe  came  up  empty  handed.  However,  it 
was  good  to  talk  to  him  and  find  that  he  is 
well  and  will  be  soaking  up  the  Bahamian 
sun  until  April.  If  any  of  you  have  informa- 
tion on  Earl  please  share  it  with  the  Bulletin 
or  your  correspondent. 

Unfortunately,  this  issue's  necrology  con- 
tains two  other  FA  '30  men.  George  H.  Al- 
exander, founder  and  president  of  Alexan- 
der Warehouse  and  Sales  Co.,  and 
president  of  the  Aurora  Foundation  and  the 
Northern  Illinois  Horse  Show  Association, 
died  recently  in  Lexington,  Kentucky.  He 
raised  and  snowed  standard  bred  horses  at 
his  Chestnut  Farm  in  Sugar  Loaf  and  was 
elected  Horseman  of  the  Year  in  1987  by 
Horseman  magazine.  Survivors  include  his 
wife,  Mary;  a  son,  three  daughters  and  ten 
grandchildren.  Mary  can  be  reached  at  P.  O. 
Box  1147,  515  Redwood  Drive,  Arora,  IL 
60507. 

Our  other  loss  was  Kenneth  C.  Ogden, 
Jr.,  who  died  2  July  1988  at  the  Lahey  Clinic 
Hospital  in  Burlington,  Mass.  Ken  went  di- 
rectly from-  Yale  to  Rochester  where  he 
worked  for  Eastman  Kodak  until  he  retired 
in  1973  as  vice  president  and  general  man- 
ager of  Kodak's  apparatus  division.  He  is 
survived  by  his  wife,  Jean;  two  daughters 
and  -four  grandchildren,  one  of  whom,  Rob- 
ert David  Tabors,  is  a  member  of  PA's  class 
of  '89.  Mrs.  Tabors,  who  was  kind  enough 
to  give  us  this  information,  can  be  reached 
at  Harvard  University,  Graduate  School  of 
Education,  Roy  E.  Larsen  Hall,  Appian 
Way,  Cambridge,  Mass.  02138.  To  all  these 
people  who  have  recently  been  bereaved 
the  class  sends  its  condolences. 


sons  and  a  daughter.  Dede  Hegeman  may 
be  reached  at  28  Mcintosh  Road,  Hilton 
Head  Island,  SC  29928.  The  class  extends  its 
sympathy  to  the  Hegeman  family. 


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Martin  H.  Donahue,  Jr. 
1  Country  Club  Drive 
Rochester,  NY  14618 


It  was  just  about  a  year  ago  that  Deac  Chil- 
ton reported  visiting  such  diverse  bits  of  ge- 
ography as  Alaska,  Bermuda,  Arizona  and 
Cape  Cod  -  all  in  about  a  year's  time.  Once 
a  low-handicapper,  Deac  says  his  present 
efforts  on  the  links  are  quite  shabby  and 
that  he  often  plays  with  classmate  Paul 
Buckingham  at  Lost  Tree  Village  north  of 
Palm  Beach.  Along  with  his  golf,  Deac 
struggles  with  water  color  painting,  he 
says.  Hort  Schoellkopf  is  confined  to  a 
wheelchair  at  his  home  at  15111  Vantage 
Hill  Road,  Silver  Spring,  MD  20906.  A  card 
would  be  much  appreciated. 

We  regret  to  report  the  death  of  Canby 
Kerr  in  August  1987.  He  lived  at  200  Miles 
Avenue,  Fayetteville,  NY,  near  Syracuse 
and  is  survived  by  his  wife,  Virginia.  Ash 
Seabury  died  in  1986.  His  last  adaress  was 
Madison,  CT.  We  have  no  further  informa- 
tion. John  Hegeman,  our  class  president 
and  for  many  years  class  agent,  died  in  No- 
vember after  a  long  illness.  He  lived  at 
Spanish  Wells  Plantation  on  Hilton  Head  Is- 
land where  he  played  a  lot  of  golf  and  was 
vice  president  of  the  Spanish  Wells  Club. 
Before  moving  to  South  Carolina  in  1976, 
John  lived  in  Rowayton,  Connecticut  and 
worked  in  New  York  with  the  Hegeman 
Harris  Construction  Co.,  and  later  for  the 
H.H.  Robertson  Co.  John  graduated  from 
Yale  in  1935  and  was  a  Navy  veteran  of 
World  War  II.  He  is  survived  by  his  wife, 
Katherine  "Dede"  Wilder  Hegeman;  two 


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Marie  H.  Whitehill 
374  North  Montgomery  St. 
Newburgh,  NY  12550 


Only  three  of  you  responded  to  my  plea  in 
the  fall  Bulletin  for  news.  When  you  finish 
reading  this  short  item,  please  sit  down  and 
send  me  some  news. 

Gertrud  Van  Peursem  Bell  wrote  that 
"We  spent  Thanksgiving  week  with  our 
two  daughters  and  their  families  in  Fairfax, 
Virginia.  We  plan  to  go  out  to  Salt  Lake 
City  in  the  spring  to  visit  our  son  and  his 
family.  Cora  Budgell  Bourgeois  reported 
"Away  Oct.  4,  returning  Nov.  23rd.  Toured 
Australia,  New  Zealand,  and  then  to  the  Is- 
lands of  Tahiti  and  Moorea  for  nine  days.  A 
wonderful  trip,  except  that  I  broke  my  foot 
in  New  Zealand.  The  hotel  had  a  fire  evacu- 
ation and  (being  in  the  shower)  I  slipped  on 
the  wet  floor  and  fell!  False  alarm. 

A  note  to  the  Alumnae  Office  from  Doro- 
thy Hunt  Bassett  stated  "Have  moved  to 
Lakeville,  Mass.,  to  be  with  my  son  and  his 
family.  I  have  a  section  all  of  my  own.  I  vis- 
ited last  year  with  Cora  Bourgeois.  She  is  a 
great  hostess." 

I  have  just  returned  from  a  trip  to  Hawaii 
and  Pohnpei  (in  the  Micronesian  Islands). 
Took  a  cruise  of  the  Hawaiian  Islands.  That 
is  the  best  way  to  get  a  quick  view  of  Ha- 
waii, no  packing  and  unpacking  each  night 
as  you  would  have  to  do  on  a  tour.  Spent 
Thanksgiving  with  my  nephew  in  Pohnpei. 
Had  beautiful  weather  ana  then  came  home 
to  zero  cold.  Pohnpei  is  only  6  degrees  north 
of  the  equator,  80  to  85  degrees  all  year 
round. 

A  last  minute  letter  from  Faith  Chipman 
Parker  brought  the  following  news:  "I  re- 
ceived a  warm  note  in  response  to  my 
Christmas  one  from  Libby  Sharp  de  Sieves 
who  you'll  recall  was  in  our  class  the  first 
two  years.  She  was  a  brilliant  pianist,  now 
retired.  Abby  Castle  Kemper  has  moved  to 
North  Hill  in  Needham,  Mass.  She  and  her 
sister,  Posy,  class  of  '30,  are  sharing  an 
apartment.  They're  still  settling  in.  Having 
visited  other  friends  there  I  can  vouch  that 
it's  a  very  attractive  environment.  Heard 
from  Janet  Simon  Smith  who  reports 
they'll  be  off  again  to  Gasparilla  Inn  at  Boca 
Grande  in  February,  hoping  to  play  golf 
every  day.  Hear  every  now  and  then  from 
Lisette  Micoleau  Tillinghast.  I'm  still  try- 
ing to  get  her  out  here  to  paint  with  me. 
"Life  is  full  and  happy:  studying  the  piano, 
painting  and  occasional  visits  to  and  from 
my  children.  Had  three  weeks  in  Seattle  in 
fall  with  three  of  them.  Ellen,  who  is  a  medi- 
cal editor  at  Mt.  Sinai  in  NYC  will  be  out  to 
spend  Easter  week  with  me."  Thanks  for  all 
the  news,  Faith. 


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Reginald  T.  Clough 
1 1  Otter  Cove  Dr. 
Old  Saybrook,  CT  06475 


For  once,  wonders  never  cease,  we  have  a 
surplus  of  news;  so,  if  yours  gets  missed, 
don't  despair,  there'll  always  be  another 


Bulletin.  Anyone  doubting  the  future  of 
word  processing  should  see  our  evidence: 
an  illegible  postcard  from  Bill  Beinecke  ac- 
companied by  a  lucid,  well-typed  job  done 
Christmas  eve  and  processed  after  he  had 
left  for  the  Caribbean.  To  quote:  "Golf  af- 
fords me  a  chance  to  keep  up  with  Heinie 
Gardner  and  his  nice,  new  wife,  Marie 
Louise,  Dave  Northrop  and  Margo,  John 
Barclay  and  Ellie,  and  others.  Last  night  I 
had  a  long  talk  on  the  telephone  with  Butch 
Schultz  and  Ollie  Jensen  as  an  add-on.  I 
also  keep  in  touch  with  Jack  Cates,  Ace  Is- 
rael, Wishbone  Harris,  to  name  a  few."  No 
word  processor,  but  an  adept  typist,  Ollie 
Jensen  "lunched  with  Ed  Clapp]  who  does 
for  Yale  '36  what  you  do  for  PA  '32.  I  have 
cards  from  Ed  Tifton  and  Andy  Schultz.  I 
can  look  out  my  window  and  almost  see 
John  Dorman's  place  in  Orient,  LI.  I  have 
two  books  in  the  works."  Joe  Upton  has  "a 
tough  time  living  in  Vermont  and  trying  to 
decide  whether  to  play  golf  or  go  fishing 
every  day.  Easier  decision,  though,  for  three 
months  a  year  in  Scottsdale,  Ariz."  "Retire- 
ment is  sweet,"  Reg  Barnes  concludes,  "ex- 
cept for  a  constantly  rising  golf  handicap. 
We  summer  in  Michigan,  winter  in  Oklaho- 
ma (Tulsa)  and  visit  children  in  Pasadena, 
Aspen  and  Lansing.  I  continue  to  pay  my 
civic  dues  by  serving  (25  years)  as  member 
and  chairman  of  the  Oklahoma  Commis- 
sion for  Human  Services,  appointed  by  sev- 
en different  governors,  a  non-partisan 
record.  We  haddinner  yesterday  with  Skip 
Dorn  Bird,  widow  of  Bill  Bird. 

Mac  Millard  moved  into  semi-retirement 
from  his  legal  practice,  he  tells  us,  so  he 
"can  spend  more  time  at  his  ranch  in  Colo- 
rado, do  more  travelling,  and  finish  an  ad- 
dition to  my  old  historic  Boron  da  Adobe  in 
Carmel  Valley."  The  latest  on  George  Arm- 
strong Ott,  whom  we  reported  last  issue 
had  a  "cerebral  accident'  last  summer,  is 
that  he  is  recuperating  at  home  in  Water- 
ford,  Conn.,  and  hopes  to  get  to  Naples, 
Fla.,  before  the  1989  season  ends.  From 
Bryn  Mawr,  Pa.,  Tom  Ward  stays  busy  gar- 
dening, doing  house  maintenance,  tennis, 
squash  and  occasional  travel  ("the  Danube 
from  Vienna  to  Istanbul  last  year").  Charley 
Bayly  still  lives  in  Rowayton,  Conn.,  and 
works  full  time  as  senior  tax  counsel  at  CBS 
in  New  York.  "Taxes,"  he  observes,  "when 
'simplified'  by  Congress,  became  more 
complicated  and  more  work  for  all  in- 
volved." Henry  Dearborn  remains  "much 
interested  in  what  goes  on  16  miles  down 
the  road  at  1600  Pennsylvania  Avenue,  es- 
pecially now  that  our  high-achieving  alum- 
nus is  moving  to  the  White  House.'  Henry 
Robinson  seems  to  have  spent  his  retire- 
ment moving  — from  Moorestown,  N.J.,  to 
Corinth,  Greece,  back  to  Moorestown  and  is 
now  renovating  an  1820's  house  in  Eastport, 
Me.,  where  he  plans  to  move  shortly.  Mean- 
while, he  says,  we  are  "putting  the  texts  of 
two  archaeological  tomes  onto  our  PC,  and 
into  the  hands  of  the  editor."  Paul  Schroed- 
er  has  retired  as  manufacturer's  agent  and 
moved  to  a  golfing  community  in  the  Blue 
Ridge  Mountains  (2070  Golfside  Lane,  Hen- 
dersonville,  NO.  Despite  so-called  retire- 
ment, Gladwin  Hill  stays  busy  as  ever,  "ed- 
iting two  books  at  the  same  time,  neither  of 
them  mine,  thank  heavens;  there's  more 
quick  money  in  editing  'em  than  writing 
'em.  Told  Marlin  Fitzwater,  an  old  friend, 
to  cool  the  jibe  about  Bush  protecting  some 
young  schoolmate  from  hazing.  In  our  day 
we  were  far  too  sophisticated  for  that  kind 
of  nonsense." 


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A  note  from  his  sister  informs  us  of  the 
death  last  October  of  Douglas  K.  Brown, 
Jr.,  at  his  home  in  Morehead  City,  NC.  The 
class  extends  its  sincere  sympathies  to  his 
family  and  friends.  We  also  regret  to  report 
the  death  last  October  of  George  C.  Rich- 
ards, Jr.,  in  Wilmot  Flat,  NH.  Born  in  Mel- 
rose, he  graduated  after  Andover  from  the 
Lowell  Textile  Institute  and  in  1935  started 
what  became  a  distinguished  career  in  the 
textile  business.  Among  his  inventive 
achievements  was  the  conception  and  de- 
velopment of  dehairing  (refining)  cash- 
mere, still  in  use  throughout  the  world.  The 
class  extends  condolences  to  his  widow 
Louisa  (Denault)  Richards,  and  their  family 
and  friends. 


M  Frances  Harvey  Starkweather 

0£m  '    South  Road 

ABBOT  East  Lempster,  NH  03605 

In  spite  of  the  difficulty  of  squeezing  out 
news  during  the  winter  holidays,  I  have 
some  interesting  notes  to  make  up  for  the 
total  lack  last  time.  Priscilia  Donnell  An- 
derson came  north  for  a  Christmas  trip  to 
New  Hampshire  where  they  stavea  in 
Portsmouth  at  a  B&B  run  by  an  Abbot  girl 
of  71  —  a  delightful  place.  Marie  Holihan 
Foley  says  she  and  Tom  plan  to  visit  Betty 
Holihan  Giblin  in  Florida,  come  February, 
so  maybe  between  them  there  will  be  some 
real  news  for  next  time. 

From  Cathedral  Village  in  Philadelphia, 
Dorothy  Rockwell  Clark  wrote  that  after 
watching  the  Mummer's  parade  on  New 
Year's  Day,  she  wonders  if  she'll  ever  be 
culturally  at  home  there!  She  also  said  that 
she  was  one  of  88  members  of  the  Rockwell 
family  at  a  reunion  in  Andover  in  July,  all 
of  whom  were  proud  to  find  out  how  nice 
their  relatives  are,  after  all.  Not  too  long 
ago  Bettie  Piper  Thornton  wrote  that  her 
son  John  had  married  a  girl  from  Bogota, 
Colombia,  and  now  she  adds  that  Nubia 
and  John  live  close  to  the  air  base  where 
John  works  and  that  Nubia  is  eagerly  learn- 
ing English.  Bettie  also  reported  that  she 
and  Suzanne  Welte  Aubois  went  to  an  Eld- 
er Hostel  week  together.  Kay  Brigham  Cal- 
lanen  and  Cal  who  have  just  celebrated 
their  tenth  anniversary,  still  divide  their 
time  between  Watervifle,  N.Y.,  and  Brew- 
ster, Mass.,  and  enjoy  all  the  activities  of 
Cal's  children  and  grandchildren  who 
range  in  age  from  6  to  24.  In  addition  to 
singing  in  her  church  choir  and  a  local  cho- 
rale group,  Flop  Dunbar  Robertson  is  ac- 
tive in  an  AAUW  Book  Group  for  which 
she  prepares  a  program  now  and  then  and 
also  for  the  local  retirement  home.  This 
summer  they  will  be  back  in  the  Berkshires 
for  their  annual  music  holiday. 

This  time  I  didn't  hear  from  Harriet 
Wright  Hight,  but  her  previous  note  (un- 
published) has  so  much  news,  I  think  I'll 
just  include  it  now.  Time  before  last,  I  men- 
tioned that  Harriet  was  in  the  chorus  line  of 
a  musical  and  that  their  act  brought  down 
the  house  amid  whistles  and  cheers.  She 
hadn't  had  so  much  fun  in  years!  Again,  in 
Alaska  during  the  summer,  she  and  Don 
fished  for  sockeye  and  Dolly  Varden  sal- 
mon, saw  Mt.  McKinley,  did  some  hiking, 
played  hide  and  seek  with  bears,  flew  over 
the  Valley  of  10,000  Smokes  and  cruised 
Glacier  Bay.  Wow!  For  myself,  I  spent  two 
hot  weeks  in  Georgia  in  August  (but  it  was 


no  hotter  than  in  New  Hampshire)  visiting 
with  a  great  nephew  from  France  who  was 
over  here  to  practice  his  English,  and  while 
there  we  had  a  real  treat  —  panning  for 
gold  at  Dahlonega,  Georgia,  where  gold 
was  first  discovered  in  1828.  Then  in  Octo- 
ber, I  drove  to  a  town  west  of  Ottawa,  Onta- 
rio, where  Bill's  older  son,  John,  lives  with 
his  family,  and  at  New  Year's  we  had  them 
(five)  and  his  younger  brother  and  his  fami- 
ly (three)  here  for  the  weekend,  so  I  feel  in 
touch  with  some  of  the  family  at  least. 


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Charles  L.  Miller,  Jr. 
56  West  Hill  Drive 
West  Hartford,  CT  06119 


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Alfred  R.  McWilliams,  ]r. 
20  Stonehouse  Road 
Glen  Ridge,  Nf  07028 


Back  to  our  desk  after  one  last  trip  to  Third 
River,  our  local  waterway,  to  check  for  bot- 
tles floating  downstream  with  messages 
from  PA  '33.  Nothing.  Either  the  EPA  is 
overdoing  on  its  cleanup  or  PA  '33  is  under- 
doing. Wiping  our  eyes  with  a  ragged 
sleeve  and  pushing  our  eyeshade  out  of  our 
eyes  we  face  a  leering  typewriter — with 
deadline  to  match — and  a  news  file  that  is 
earning  us  unfriendly  looks  from  our  resi- 
dent moth.  From  the  few  lines  that  have 
reached  us,  we  get  the  feeling  that  most  of 
PA  '33  is  flying  overhead  to  some  place  or 
other.  How  about  dropping  a  note,  prefera- 
bly not  in  a  bottle,  as  you  fly  over? 

We  do  have  a  note  from  our  esteemed 
Reunion  Treasurer,  Steve  Smith,  still  shak- 
ing the  water  off  after  a  brush  with  Hurri- 
cane Keith  in  Bermuda  in  November.  Steve 
and  Shirley  got  a  close-up  view  of  the  At- 
lantic doing  its  thing,  but  all's  well  that 
ends  well,  especially  when  Steve's  message 
ends  with  a  reference  to  our  60th.  Bob  Bush 
and  Ouija  passed  through  in  October.  Bob 
was  caroling  O  Sole  O  Mio  as  they  headed 
for  Italy.  We  look  forward  to  the  snapshots 
of  Bob  in  the  stern  of  a  gondola,  poling 
through  the  canals  of  Venice.  Saw  Dave  Ha- 
viland  yesterday,  looking  hale  and  hearty 
and  wearing  that  I'm-getting-out-of-this- 
cold-weather  look.  Three  days  to  Florida! 

And  an  update  from  one  of  our  premier 
correspondents,  Bill  Nute:  Bill  and  Betty 
took  off  after  reunion  for  the  summer  to 
their  diggings  in  Oxford,  England  for  fami- 
ly visiting  and  many  bike  trips  through  the 
countryside,  then  back  home  to  prepare  for 
their  new  home  in  Haverford,  Pa.,  in  the 
fall.  Bill  speaks  quite  calmly  of  "cataloging, 
sorting,  weeding  out"  in  preparation  for 
moving.  We  see  spots  before  our  eyes  at  the 
thought  of  doing  that  one  day  in  our  attic. 
Just  not  going  to  move. 

We  come  to  the  part  of  our  notes  for 
which  we  always  hope  there  will  be  no  ma- 
terial. We  are  sad  this  time  to  have  to  report 
the  deaths  of  three  classmates,  learned  since 
our  last  notes.  William  M.  Duff  died  in 
Wallingford,  Pa.,  on  1  June  1988.  Bill  is  sur- 
vived by  his  wife,  Lillian,  and  two  daugh- 
ters, Deborah  and  Patricia.  Thomas  M. 
Crosby  died  19  July  1988  in  Wavzata,  Minn. 
His  wife,  Ella,  writes  that  Tom  s  death  was 
caused  by  a  fall  resulting  from  a  previous 
stroke.  Robert  H.  Davenport  died  10  Au- 
gust 1988  in  Chatham,  Mass.,  after  a  lengthy 
illness.  Bob  had  lived  in  Chatham  since  his 
retirement  from  law  practice  in  1988.  He  is 
survived  by  his  wife,  Virginia;  a  daughter, 
and  a  son.  We  extend  the  sympathy  of  our 
class  to  the  families  of  all  these  classmates. 
We  shall  miss  knowing  they  are  there. 


Your  secretary  recently  briefly  toured  parts 
of  California.  While  there,  he  attempted  to 
obtain  up-dates  on  our  classmates  living  in 
that  state.  This  is  what  he  learned: 

You  will  recall  that  Hap  Mullin  went  into 
education.  For  some  years  he  was  assistant 
headmaster  at  Dobbs  and  then  went  to  Vero 
Beach,  Fla.,  to  start  a  private  school  there. 
The  school  began  with  33  pupils  and  now 
has  800.  Hap  retired  at  age  48  to  California 
to  relax  and  to  write.  Last  year  he  had  a  nov- 
el published  entitled  Spy.  Shortly  another 
novel  is  coming  out  entitled  To  Russia  with 
Love.  Nice  going,  Hap. 

Harry  Ward  reports  that  he  sold  out  his 
computer  business  some  four  years  ago  and 
now  is  with  the  brokerage  firm  Batemen, 
Eichler,  Hill  &  Richards  in  Santa  Barbara. 
Harry  has  four  children;  one  son  is  in  New 
Zealand  whom  Harry  and  his  wife,  Eliza- 
beth, visit  occasionally.  Harry  praises  Len 
Vines'  fund  raising  on  behalf  of  PA.  Len  re- 
ports that  he  and  his  wife,  Elizabeth,  are 
well.  At  age  60  he  retired  from  an  insurance 
company.  Len  couldn't  stand  inactivity  and 
joined  an  insurance  agency.  They  have  two 
boys  and  one  grandchild.  The  Vines  live  in 
Orinda. 

As  I  have  reported  before,  Lowell  Clucas 
has  been  studying  and  writing  about  Rus- 
sians in  Alaska  and  California.  Shortly  after 
my  visit,  Lowell  left  for  a  conference  in  Sit- 
ka, Alaska,  where  other  similar  scholars 
would  present  their  research.  Dr.  Fred  Sar- 
gent, who  lives  in  San  Francisco,  reports  that 
he  has  retired.  Fred  says  that  he  and  his  wife 
have  had  some  health  problems,  but  Fred 
says  that  they  are  doing  better  now.  He  men- 
tioned a  reunion  with  classmates  Chapin 
and  Hayes  at  Nantucket  which  he  enjoyed 
very  much.  Best  wishes  for  continued  im- 
provement in  health. 

Living  in  L.A.  is  that  great  football  player, 
Cliff  Wilson.  We  haven't  heard  anything 
from  him  for  years.  Cliff  says  that  he  had 
been  in  the  automobile  business  dealing  in 
Oldsmobiles.  He  retired  in  1983.  He  andhis 
wife,  Caroline,  have  two  girls  and  one  boy. 

I  was  able  to  talk  with  Dr.  Jim  Causey 
who  lives  in  Gilroy.  He  is  still  practicing  and 
his  specialty  is  Urology.  Jim  and  his  wife, 
Arline,  have  three  sons.  He  expressed  a  wish 
that  classmates  should  drop  in  to  see  him  if 
they  are  in  his  neighborhood.  The  Rev.  Sam- 
my D'Amico  and  his  wife,  Virginia,  have 
two  boys  and  one  girl.  They  live  in  Laguna 
Hills.  He  has  had  a  number  of  different  as- 
signments. He  worked  for  3-1/2  years  in 
New  York  City  for  the  Episcopal  bishop  in 
charge  of  World  Relief.  Also  he  has  been 
Rector  of  St.  James  Episcopal  Church  on  Wil- 
shire  Boulevard  and  was  in  charge  of  their 
elementary  school.  Sam  retired  in  1982,  and 
then  in  1986  he  was  called  upon  to  establish 
a  new  congregation  which  has  grown  to  275 
parishioners. 

There  were  two  classmates  in  California  I 
was  unable  to  get  in  touch  with.  Ord  Pres- 
ton lives  in  LaJolla,  but  I  could  not  get  in 
touch  with  him  since  he  was  in  Maui.  And  I 
couldn't  arouse  Dr.  Bob  Peeler  who  lives  in 
Costa  Mesa.  Ord  and  Bob,  why  don't  you 
drop  me  a  line  about  yourselves?  Your  class- 
mates would  like  to  hear  from  you. 

Our  retired  State  of  Texas  appeal  judge 
and  law  school  teacher,  Buck  Dyess,  likes  to 
stay  active.  He  has  recently  been  appointed 


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to  the  Arbitration  Board  of  the  National  As- 
sociation of  Security  Dealers  (NASD).  Ted 
Cregg,  who  was  most  helpful  in  planning 
our  fine  50th  reunion,  reports  he  now  has  his 
first  grandchild,  Emily  Gregg,  born  11  Sept. 
1987,  daughter  of  his  son  Frank,  PA  72.  Al 
Johnson  writes  that  he  and  Liz  spent  three 
weeks  in  September  in  Yugoslavia  and  Rus- 
sia, and  have  been  visiting  in  Michigan,  Ma- 
ryland, and  Florida.  He  sends  best  wishes  to 
all  Andover  classmates. 

It  was  good  to  hear  from  Joe  Donnelly 
again.  He  is  now  chief  public  defender  at 
Wrentham  District  Court,  Norfolk  County, 
Mass.  He  writes  that  he  and  Rose  Marie  are 
in  good  health,  and  he  retired  from  the  Fed- 
eral Government  as  aviation  lawyer  (35 
years)  and  U.S.  Air  Force  Reserve  (Lt.  Col.) 
Dick  Lederer,  who  is  historian  of  Scarsdale 
and  an  ardent  supporter  of  PA,  lost  his  be- 
loved wife,  Carol  Grinberg  Lederer,  to  can- 
cer on  4  September  1988.  She  was  a  graduate 
of  Fieldston  School  and  of  Pembroke  at 
Brown  University.  She  was  a  member  of  the 
Scarsdale  Women's  Club,  the  Village  Club, 
several  golf  clubs  and  the  Embroiderer's 
Guild.  In  addition  to  Dick  she  is  survived  by 
two  daughters  and  five  grandchildren.  Dick 
can  be  reached  at  864  Scarsdale  Avenue, 
Scarsdale,  NY  10583. 

We  regret  to  report  the  death  of  Bob  Wan- 
amaker  who  died  on  27  July  1988  at  Berk- 
shire Nursing  Home  in  Pittsfield,  Mass.,  af- 
ter a  long  illness.  After  Yale  Bob  worked  for 
Lincoln  Electric  in  Cleveland  and  then 
joined  General  Electric  in  Cleveland  where 
he  had  a  fine  career  for  38  years.  He  is  sur- 
vived by  his  wife,  Alyce,  who  lives  at  14 
Blythwood  Dr.,  Pittsfield,  MA. 


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Lucia  Nunez  Atlas 
31  Eastern  Avenue 
Annapolis,  MD  21403 


Our  Barbara  Chamberlain  MacCready  is  a 

busy  woman:  a  member  of  the  AARP  and 
the  Newton  Centre  Women's  Club,  she  is  a 
director  of  the  Harvard  Women's  Club  as 
well.  She  still  finds  time  to  play  bridge  with 
the  Newton  Congress  Club.  Her  Ann  Mac- 
Cready Northrup  is  working  on  her  second 
master's  degree  in  administration  and  will 
begin  studying  in  Washington  in  April  un- 
der the  auspices  of  the  Lexington,  Mass., 
public  school  system. 


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PHILLIPS 


Drayton  Heard,  jr. 
596  Prospect  St.,  AplAA 
New  Haven,  CT  06511 


It  was  good  to  see  so  many  classmates' 
names  in  the  recent  PA  Annual  Report.  At 
the  risk  of  redundancy,  here  is  a  listing  of 
NON-SIBI  Associates:  Burns  Borough,  Bart 
Chapin,  Mel  Chapin,  John  Graham  (Memo- 
rial Fund),  Bill  Hart,  Paul  Kalat,  Ed  Mas- 
back,  Dick  Merrick,  John  Sears,  Dave 
Wilde,  Henry  Wood.  In  total,  73  good  souls 
responded  to  Class  Head  Agent  Paul  Kalat's 
appeals.  While  the  class  registered  improve- 
ment in  dollars,  numbers  and  percent,  our 
participation  is  not  competitive  with  other 
classes  of  the  '30's. 

While  on  the  annual  giving  kick,  Paul  Ka- 
lat reported  that  Bob  Hewitt  came  up  with 
an  innovative  answer  to  "how  much."  Bob 
gave  $5.00  for  every  year  he's  been  out  of  the 
school  and  additional  five(s)  in  memory  of 


deceased  classmates. 

The  Annual  Report  had  a  provocative 
emote  from  the  Andover  Constitution  (I 
didn't  know  there  was  one).  It  is  "goodness 
without  knowledge  is  weak  and  feeble,  yet 
knowledge  without  goodness  is  dangerous." 
This  leads  me  to  an  observation  that  while 
not  an  Andover  campus  item,  is  an  educa- 
tional one.  Here  goes:  As  is  the  biennial  cus- 
tom the  Harts  and  the  Heards  spent  a  glori- 
ous Harvard-Yale  weekend  with  John 
Bishop  at  Annisquam.  Bill  Hart  enthused 
that  we  had  the  best  stadium  seats  since 
upper  middle  year.  They  were  in  the  Yale 
cheering  section  and  there  was  no  "good- 
ness" there.  It  is  not  that  we  are  getting  old. 
It  is  that  the  L-word  Universities  are  going 
down  a  "dangerous"  course.  It  was  great  to 
see  Loring  Reed  the  next  day  at  a  super  Sun- 
day luncheon  put  on  by  "Bish"  and  his 
daughters. 

While  on  the  subject  of  my  favorite  per- 
son, myself,  let  me  report  that  Drayton 
Heard  was  sworn  in  as  Justice  of  Peace,  New 
Haven  City,  December  20,  for  a  four-year 
term  (same  as  George  Bush).  Heard  said  he 
will  perform  marriages  up  to  9:30  p.m.  Hel- 
en plays  the  organ  in  the  parlour. 

Ned  (a.k.a.  Ed)  Brightwell  is  our  latest  let- 
ter-to-the-editor  writer.  This  time,  brother 
"inky"  was  referred  to  as  Harry,  not  Henry. 
Ned-Ed-Ned  straightened  this  out.  Most  re- 
cent athletic  achievement  goes  to  Wes  Oler 
for  his  last  summer's  hole-in-one.  A  feat  no 
doubt  made  easier  by  a  lifetime  of  Wednes- 
day afternoons  on  the  links  with  fellow 
M.D.'s  in  the  Nation's  Capitol.  Who  else  be- 
longs in  that  category  —  holes-in-one  —  not 
doctors? 

Fred  Stott  and  Susan  are  having  a  busy 
time  of  it.  Fred  produced  slides  with  music 
narration  to  highlight  the  100th  anniversary 
of  the  Appalachian  Mountain  Club  hut  sys- 
tem. Then  they  were  off  to  Spain  for  Christ- 
mas. 

Ted  Ballard  died  last  summer  in  Maine 
where  he  had  spent  so  many  summers.  A 
memorial  service  was  held  in  the  Chapel  at 
Northwestern  University,  Evanston.  Contri- 
butions in  his  memory  may  be  made  to  the 
Chebeague  Island  Library  Building  Fund, 
Chebeague  Island,  Maine  04107.  Ted  was 
one  of  the  class  greats.  He  was  our  class 
president  senior  year,  voted  Busiest,  Most 
Respected,  Executive,  Most  Promising  and 
man  who  has  done  most  for  the  school  and 
1936.  And,  to  keep  his  sense  of  balance, 
missed  Windiest  by  one  vote.  Ted  was  a 
graduate  of  Yale  College,  Class  of  '40  and 
Harvard  Law  School,  Class  of  '43-47.  He  was 
a  partner  in  the  Chicago  law  firm  of  Pope, 
Ballard,  Shepard  &  Fowle.  Ted  is  survived 
by  his  wife,  Cecilia,  three  children  and  six 
grandchildren.  The  class  sends  its  condo- 
lences to  all.  Mrs.  Ellis  A.  Ballard  is  at  940 
Michigan  Avenue,  Evanston,  Illinois  60202. 

Norm  Northrup,  whose  death  was  sadly 
noted  in  the  last  column,  owned  and  operat- 
ed a  realty  business  in  Lynnfield,  Massachu- 
setts, where  he  lived  his  life  and  was  a  mem- 
ber of  many  community  and  business 
activities. 


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PHILLIPS 


Charles  E.  Rounds 
3  Fox  Hill  Lane 
Norwell,  MA  02061 


As  is  my  habit  on  New  Year's  day  I  prepare 
my  notes  for  the  spring  Bulletin  due  out  in 
April,  and  reflect  on  the  year  just  passed.  I 


want  first  to  thank  my  classmates  for  their 
calls,  cards,  and  letters  without  which  there 
would  be  no  column,  and  I  would  be  out  of 
a  job.  God  bless  you  all! 

From  Bill  Quinby:  "Connie  and  I  spent 
8-23  May  touring  Greek  and  Turkish  ar- 
chaeological sites  with  Winnie-Lou  and 
Chuck  Rounds  and  on  3  October  we  at- 
tended Jim  Marsh's  70th  birthday  party  ar- 
ranged by  Darcy  at  a  marvelous  13th  centu- 
ry country  restaurant  near  Arezzo.  Sheila 
and  John  McCann  were  among  the  cele- 
brants." 

Seen  at  the  New  York  Princeton  Club  on 
7  December,  were  Quinby  and  Carl  Jacobs 
attending  the  Princeton  class  of  1941  Execu- 
tive Committee  meeting.  Frank  Kefferstan 
announces  a  new  granddaughter  "whose 
parents  worry  already  about  Deing  able  to 
send  her  to  college."  (Join  the  club,  Frank. 
My  son  Chuck,  Jr.  (PA  '64)  who  lives  just 
below  you  on  Boston's  Mt.  Vernon  St.  has  a 
13-year-old  son,  CER  III.  They,  too,  are  wor- 
rying.) Congratulations  on  the  new  addi- 
tion and  your  retirement. 

Another  new  member  of  the  LBAR  (Life 
Begins  At  Retirement)  Club  is  Archie  An- 
drews who  writes:  "I  finally  retired  (7/2/ 
88)  from  the  U.S.  Dept.  of  Commerce  after 
27-1 12  years  of  government  service  ...  re- 
tirement has  been  hectic  so  far.  I  have  been 
most  fortunate  in  having  my  eyesight  re- 
stored through  the  miracle  of  the  cataract 
removal/lens  implant  operations.  I  will  be 
able  to  see  without  glasses  for  distance  for 
the  first  time  in  60  years."  Archie  plans  to 
attend  the  Princeton  class  of  1941  winter  re- 
union in  Vero  Beach  this  February,  hosted 
by  Hal  Munger.  We  would  like  to  join  you, 
Archie  and  Hal,  but  Winnie-Lou  will  be  in 
hot  pursuit  of  the  purple  majestied  Aconit- 
um  in  Alaska's  Denali  National  Park  in 
June  and  we  can't  do  both. 

For  all  of  you  in  the  Boston  area,  consider 
joining  the  AAANE  (Andover/Abbot  Asso- 
ciation of  N.E.)  or  at  least  attend  our  inter- 
esting events.  Call  or  write  me  for  further 
info.  Last  year  as  director  I  instituted  the 
Provocative  Phillipian  Luncheon  (PPL)  se- 
ries and  our  first  two  guest  speakers  were 
Massachusetts  Atty.  General,  James  Shan- 
non '69  in  February,  and  John  Marks  '61, 
founder  of  Common  Ground,  in  November. 
This  February  we'll  hear  Joe  Malone  '74, 
who,  as  Republican  candidate  for  U.S.  Sen- 
ate from  Mass.,  put  up  a  noble  and  coura- 
geous fight  against  Teddy  Kennedy  last  No- 
vember. Possible  coming  attractions  include 
Victor  (Omar)  Kiam  '44  of  Remington  Ra- 
zor and  N.E.  Patriots  fame  and  our  very 
own  Bud  Robie.  Bud's  job  as  director  of 
CARE,  USA,  took  him  and  Jackie  to  fara- 
way places  including,  among  others,  Mali, 
W.  Africa;  Addis  Ababa,  ana  Saudi  Arabia. 
In  May  they  attended  CARE's  annual 
Washington  Ball,  including  a  pleasant  re- 
ception at  the  VP's  home  given  by  Barbara 
Bush  "who  managed  to  be  gracious  even 
though  this  was  the  sixth  event  of  the  day!" 
In  spite  of  the  hectic  schedule  the  Robies 
managed  to  celebrate  their  40th  wedding 
anniversary  on  11  December  with  friends  in 
Lofer  Austria.  Congratulations. 

Seen  at  the  AAANE's  annual  Christmas 
Gala  at  the  downtown  Harvard  Club  was 
Archie's  son  Duncan  Andrews  '68  who  also 
attends  the  PPL's.  Betty  and  Ray  Ander- 
son, up  for  the  Yale-Harvard  game  on  19 
September,  spent  the  weekend  with  mutual 
friends  in  Norwell.  Here's  a  bit  of  trivia  for 
you  football  buffs:  The  starting  quarterback 
for  Yale  that  Saturday  was  the  105th  in  the 
Y-H  series.  Ray  figured  out  he  was  the  55th 


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starting  quarterback  as  he  played  against 
Harved  50  years  ago!  The  Andersons  re- 
cently moved  to  Florida.  On  16  July  he  cele- 
brated his  70th  birthday  with  a  breakfast  at 
Disney  World.  Honored  guests  to  help  him 
celebrate  were  wife,  Betty,  daughter  Susan, 
son-in-law  Rick,  three  grandchildren  and 
Mickey  Mouse. 

I  received  sad  news  that  on  5  August  '88 
Frederick  H.  Morrison  passed  away  in 
Venice,  California.  Fred  was  a  quiet  man,  a 
real  perfectionist,  and  honest  to  a  fault.  The 
most  engaging  work  that  he  enjoyed  was 
being  a  high-speed  photographer  for  the 
country's  space  program.  Most  of  his  work 
is  being  donated  to  a  local  college.  Fred  al- 
ways spoke  "with  pride  and  love  of  his 
days  at  Andover.  His  generous  support  of 
PA  was  only  a  token  of  his  appreciation  of 
his  days  at  the  academy."  May  he  rest  in 
peace. 

In  response  to  the  question  "What  can  be 
done  for  the  seemingly  hopeless  poverty  in 
the  world?"  Bud  Robie  quotes  from  a  Rus- 
sian proverb:  "If  everyone  gives  one  thread, 
the  poor  man  will  have  a  shirt."  I  end  this 
edition  with  Bud's  wish  for  1989:  "Peace 
and  prosperity  for  all,  but  especially  for  the 
poor  all  over  the  world  who  need  more 
threads  so  they  can  make  their  own  shirts." 


37 

ABBOT 


Frances  C.  Dowd 
3  Hillside  Avenue 
Amesbury,  MA  01913 


Last  September  I  tried  to  get  a  few  '37  Ab- 
bot girls  together  from  Maine,  southern 
New  Hampshire  and  Massachusetts  for  a 
luncheon  at  the  Abenaqui  Country  Club  in 
Rye,  NH.  Priscilla  Wonson  Hahn,  Nancy 
Bums  McArdle,  Alice  Brenan  Rock,  Pri 
Richards  Phenix  and  I  were  present.  Priscil- 
la Hahn  and  her  husband,  Cliff,  have  re- 
tired and  are  living  in  a  new  condominium 
on  a  golf  course  in  Reading,  MA.  Cliff  is 
presently  recuperating  from  surgery,  but 
expects  to  be  back  on  track  soon.  Their 
daughter  is  married  and  lives  nearby.  Nan- 
cy McArdle  gave  an  interesting  account  of 
her  daughter  Susan's  wedding  in  Seattle. 
She  married  a  physician  and  their  reception 
took  place  in  a  beautiful  spot  on  the  side  of 
a  mountain  with  Mr.  Rainier  in  the  back- 
ground. Food,  flowers,  china  and  silver  all 
had  to  be  brought  in  and  served  in  a  rustic 
lodge  on  the  site.  Nancy's  son  John  recently 
married  and  the  youngest,  Peter,  is  living 
and  working  in  Portsmouth,  NH.  Priscilla 
Phenix  brought  pictures  of  her  newest 
grandchild,  Christina  Maria,  born  on  7  May 
1988,  in  Baton  Rouge,  La.  Pri's  daughter  Ka- 
thy  had  just  finished  teaching  for  a  year  in 
the  Graduate  School  of  Library  Science  at 
Louisiana  State  University.  Her  classes  end- 
ed the  first  week  in  May  and  she  was  able 
to  schedule  her  exams  and  finish  her  teach- 
ing duties  a  week  before  Christina  arrived 
(one  of  our  new  super-moms).  Kathy  and 
her  husband,  Gorg  Jemelka,  from  Denver 
and  the  grandchildren  all  visited  Pri  last 
summer.  Pri  is  still  working  part-time  at 
Channel  11  in  Durham,  NIL  She  answers 
programming  questions  and  replies  to  the 
station's  Reaction  Line.  One  of  Alice  Rock's 
sons  is  a  priest  in  San  Diego,  California.  He 
is  assigned  to  a  U.S.  Navy  carrier.  Her 
daughter  Mary  Alice  lives  in  Exeter,  NH. 
Alice  lives  in  North  Andover  and  her  other 
sons  live  nearby. 

Notes  and  regrets  were  sent  from  Betty 


Swint  McFarland  who  was  enroute  to  her 
winter  home  in  Heathville,  VA;  Sketter 
Ransom  Tucker,  who  was  on  her  way  to 
Vermont  to  visit  her  daughter;  and  Kay 
Forbush  Bass  who  was  preparing  to  travel 
south  to  her  winter  home  in  Hilton  Head, 
SC.  Last  summer  Kay  Bass  and  her  hus- 
band attended  a  large  party  celebrating  the 
50th  wedding  anniversary  of  her  brother 
and  his  wife  at  Cape  Cod.  Kay  saw  Cynthia 
Holbrook  Sumner  at  Bowdoin  College. 
Cynthia  and  her  husband  were  attending 
his  50th  Reunion.  Sally  Gage  Curtis  has 
moved  from  Topsfield,  Mass.,  to  Farming- 
ton,  Me.  Kay  Bass  stopped  by  for  a  visit  last 
summer.  Louise  Stevenson  Anderson's 
oldest  granddaughter  is  a  freshman  at  Yale 
this  year.  Stevie  attended  the  installation  of 
the  new  president  of  Connecticut  College, 
her  alma  mater. 

Stevie  has  asked  me  to  take  back  the  job 
as  class  secretary  as  she  has  too  many  otner 
commitments.  I  agreed  to  do  this  column 
until  we  get  a  replacement.  Would  anyone 
out  there  like  to  be  class  secretary?  If  any- 
one would  like  to  do  the  class  notes  three 
times  a  year,  please  contact  me.  It's  a  great 
way  to  keep  in  touch  with  your  classmates. 


lO  /.  Read  Murphy 

00  81  Waterside  Lane 

PHILLIPS         West  Hartford,  CT  06107 

Life  has  become  pretty  dull  for  the  Reunion 
Steering  Committee  with  no  (as  Spink  Da- 
vis puts  it)  "summonses"  from  Fred  Kent. 
But  Freddie  does  call  to  report  progress  on 
and  dickering  over  funds  for  '38's  room  in 
the  Library.  Spink,  on  the  other  hand,  moti- 
vated by  Dave  Wilhelm's  WWII  aviator's 
log  entry  on  Hovey  Seymour  (it  was  on  dis- 
play at  the  reunion),  has  undertaken  to  put 
together  a  pamphlet  on  Hovey,  and  seeks 
stories  from  anyone  knowing  any.  One  of 
the  worst  prices  of  war  is  the  loss  of  such 
genuine  leaders  as  Hovey,  a  man  with  enor- 
mous abilities. 

Rudy  Borchardt  writes  of  the  arrival  in 
early  '88  of  a  fourth  grandchild  so  big  he  al- 
most gets  clothes  at  a  men's  shop  (his  father 
is  6'6'0.  He  says  his  wife's  sense  of  humor 
permits  her  to  put  up  with  Rudy,  but  in 
May  they'll  go  on  a  third  Elderhostel,  and 
will  spend  February  at  Key  Colony  Beach, 
Fla.  Johnny  Marsh  has  moved  to  New  Lon- 
don, NH  (P.O.  Box  1976;  zip  03257;  tel.  603- 
569-2983)  and  has  seen  Damon  Carter  and 
Anne  (what  about  Rowbotham?),  and 
hopes  to  catch  up  with  Norm  Lowell  in  Ari- 
zona this  winter.  Speaking  of  Norm,  I  have 
finally  heard  from  nim.  He  thought  a  letter 
from  him  might  be  a  shock.  (It  was,  but 
such  a  nice  one.)  He'd  been  on  a  7-week  trip 
to  Australia,  New  Zealand  and  Fiji,  having 
retired  from  the  Bell  System  in  1982  after 
Judge  Greene  "decided  to  tear  the  place 
apart";  bought  a  place  in  Arizona  (16724 
Gunsieht  Drive,  Fountain  Hills  85268)  and 
a  condo  in  New  London,  N.H.  Five  daugh- 
ters, eight  grandchildren,  tennis,  travel  and 
reading  brighten  the  Lowells'  lives.  He 
commented  upon  the  dreary  circumstances 
of  our  last  meeting,  Al  Hearne's  funeral, 
November,  1942.  It  is  great  to  have  heard 
from  you,  Norm. 

Hank  Williams  and  Dorothy  are  in  Maui 
house-hunting  and  he  is  recovering  from 
pneumonia  and  another  heart  attack.  A 
Christmas  card  with  a  long  note  from  Theo 
Hagedorn  talks  of  their  trip  west  —  San 


Francisco,  upper  Pacific  Coast  and  western 
Canada  —  in  early  summer  with  daughter 
Nicola  and  her  fiance.  They  saw  the  Risings 
and  Monti  Reynolds;  and  later,  on  a  Chica- 
go golf  course,  Bob  Gardner.  He  had  some 
nice  comments  on  the  reunion  and  was  es- 
pecially glad  to  see  Charlie  Stoddart  after 
50  years  (a  lot  of  us  were!),  and  they  ex- 
changed promises  to  visit  in  Spain  and  Ger- 
many. Theo  would  like  to  be  part  of  a  pro- 
posed 1990  mini-reunion  at  St.  Andrews, 
Scotland,  being  planned  by  Kent  and  Viney. 
Paul  Pattinson  made  this  scribe's  work 
easy.  I'll  just  quote  his  notes  verbatim:  "12- 
21:  Luncn  today  with  Charlie  Smith  who 
just  returned  with  frau,  Nita,  from  three- 
week  trip  to  New  Zealand,  Australia  and 
Tasmania,  where  they  visited  son  and  fu- 
ture daughter-in-law.  Claims  expertise  in 
sheep  shearing.  12-31:  Jim  Lee,  still  work- 
ing and  playing  golf,  claims  he  helped  in 
entertaining  24  of  his  family  for  Christmas 
and  New  Year's.  Looking  forward  to  6th 
family  wedding  when  daughter  Katie  mar- 
ries a  (ugh)  riarvard  man  in  July.  12-31: 
Dick  Rising  recovering  from  pneumonia, 
still  glorying  in  last  summer's  three  family 
marriages,  hard  at  work  on  a  world  history 
(a  history  of  the  world  from  God's  view) 
and  looking  forward  to  a  March  trip  to 
American  Samoa  to  visit  two  of  his  ten 
kinder.  1-1-89:  Cy  Nute  continues  to  enjoy  a 
low  key  life  in  Avalon,  Catalina  Island, 
keeping  local  merchants  honest  through  his 
accounting  service.  1-1-89:  When  contacted 
Jack  Leggett  had  just  nailed  a  small  pine 
tree  to  top  of  Japanese  pagoda  he  is  build- 
ing, helping  him  keep  a  svelte  bod.  Hon- 
ored by  being  selected  to  write  the  author- 
ized biography  of  William  Saroyan. 
Recently  lunched  with  Tim  Ireland  who 
was  en  route  to  Bohemian  Grove.  1-2-89:  Al 
Schmaltz  asked  me  to  lunch  on  way 
through  to  East  Coast  (I  paid).  He  now 
owns  a  600-  acre  bamboo  ranch  in  San  Die- 
go County.  . .  . 

Henry  Steinhardt  writes  of  hiking  in  the 
Trinity  Alps  (northern  California)  and  the 
Pacific  Crest  Trail,  in  Oregon;  thence  to 
Hungary  and  Bavaria.  The  government  of 
Washington  appointed  Henry  as  chairman 
of  the  design  review  committee  for  the  state 
capital  at  Olympia,  and  for  a  half-million 
square  foot  state  office  building.  Then  he 
adds  "Am  now  settling  in  happily  for  an- 
other long,  dark,  mild,  drizzly  winter.  .  .  ." 
Damon  Carter  sent  a  picture  from  a  Prince- 
ton '42  mini-reunion,  of  himself,  Jim 
Brown,  Tom  Taplin  and  Fred  Kent  and  de- 
scribed visits  to  various  places  and  a  dinner 
at  Denver  Botanic  Gardens,  hosted  by  Bea 
Taplin,  the  first  woman  president  of  the 
gardens.  Hank  McDonnell  answered  my 
post-reunion  letter  with  a  nice  one,  noting 
now  hard  it  is  at  reunions  to  visit  people 
without  interruptions.  The  Pattinsons  visit- 
ed them  afterwards  in  Birmingham,  Mich., 
"a  fine  chance  to  visit  and  exchange  ideas.  . 
.  ."  He  reminisced  about  27  Inf.  Div.  activi- 
ties on  Okinawa  and  Saipan  commenting 
"Can't  believe  ....  45  years  ago.  ..."  A  re- 
cently married  daughter,  B  E.  from  Michi- 
gan, lives  in  Apopka,  Fla.,  and  is  in  the  mar- 
ble top  business. 

Charlie  Stoddart's  letter  to  Fred  Kent 
dealt  at  length  with  matters  of  electrical  en- 
gineering, and  the  effect  of  monetary  ex- 
change fluctuations.  A  plan  to  go  to  Buda- 
pest collapsed,  but  he  did  spend  two  weeks 
at  the  island  of  Tabarca  doing  a  bit  of  illegal 
spear-fishing.  Gene  Curtis^  travels  took 
him  to  Hat  Head  Lake  and  Glacier  Park, 
Montana,  and  then  France.  The  only  refer- 


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ence  to  age  (ours)  was  from  Jim  Ethridge: 
"I  have  a  torn  cartilage  and  cyst  on  left  knee 
[which  entailed]  arthroscopic  surgery  and 
removal  of  cyst."  Keep  limping,  Jim'.  Bob 
Gallaher's  oldest  son,  Harry,  a  third  year 
student  at  Drake  Law  School,  is  editor-in- 
chief  of  its  Law  Review.  Bob  was  interested 
in  my  work  as  an  "officious  intermeddler" 
(my  words,  not  his)  trying  to  settle  cases  or 
speed  them  up,  as  a  volunteer  in  the  Hart- 
ford Federal  Court.  A  lot  of  fun,  I  might 
add,  and  at  an  easy  pace.  He  was  to  go  to 
an  Andover-in-Denver  dinner  October  6th, 
with  Don  McNemar  as  speaker;  and  en- 
dorsed the  idea  of  the  1990  mini-reunion  in 
Scotland.  And  the  three  weeks  at  Captiva 
Island,  Fla.,  sounds  pretty  good.  Happy 
spring  to  this  wonderful  class. 


*5Q  Diana  Greene  Helfrich 

JO  RFDBox399 
ABBOT        Vineyard  Haven,  MA  02568 

Having  just  returned  from  a  wonderful  six 
weeks  down  in  the  Baltimore/Washington 
area  visiting  my  four  offspring  and  their 
progeny,  I  am  now  rushing  to  get  this  col- 
umn off  in  time  for  publication. 

Had  a  nice  visit  with  Jean  Cross  Maier  in 
New  Hope  on  my  way  back  here.  She  had 
just  returned  from  a  thirty-day  tour  of 
South  America.  Another  traveler  is  Marjo- 
rie  Coll  Fields;  she  spent  the  holidays  with 
her  son  and  his  family  in  San  Francisco  and 
is  preparing  to  take  a  cruise  through  the 
Panama  Canal  the  end  of  January. 

Jean  mentioned  that  she  was  looking  for- 
ward to  having  lunch  in  the  Big  Apple  with 
Margaret  Comstock  Bayldon  one  day  soon. 
Jean  also  had  a  Christmas  note  from  Elise 
Duncan  Danforth.  Her  husband  has  recov- 
ered from  the  illness  that  put  him  in  the 
hospital  in  Lawrence  during  our  50th  and 
kept  us  from  meeting  him. 

I  had  a  note  from  Mary  Toohey  Kruse 
from  Hawaii.  She  was  getting  ready  for  her 
annual  trip  to  Connecticut  to  visit  her 
brother. 

Well,  that's  about  it.  Somehow  I've  man- 
aged to  write  several  paragraphs  about 
practically  nothing.  If  you  want  interesting 
news,  please  drop  me  a  line  before  the  next 
Bulletin  goes  to  press.  Have  a  happy  spring 
and  summer. 


50th  REUNION! 

June  9-11, 1989 


39 


PHILLIPS 


Elias  Clark 
155  Bradley  Street 
New  Haven,  CT  06511 


Noi 


I  hope  means  that  everyone  is  sav- 


ing up  for  the  reunion.  It  is  now  January, 
and  tnis  brief  paragraph  or  two  won't  ap- 
pear until  May,  but  as  of  this  writing,  we 
can  confidently  predict  a  banner  turnout  on 
June  9-11.  So,  if  you  are  still  undecided,  get 
off  the  fence  and  come  join  us  and  bring 
anyone  else  you  know  of  who  has  been 
hanging  back.  Junie  O'Brien  and  Marsh 
Kates  promise  a   full,  information/fun- 


packed  program,  featuring  a  panel  with  fa- 
culty and  students  describing  the  Andover 
of  today.  We  are  hoping  for  a  lot  of  audi- 
ence participation  to  Wing  out  comparisons 
between  then  and  now. 

Frank  Campion  reports  that  over  100 
classmates  have  responded  to  the  classbook 
questionnaire,  and  he  is  hopeful,  with  a  final 
push,  to  get  a  fair  number  more.  The  news  is 
less  good  on  the  reunion  gift  front  where  at 
the  end  of  1988,  only  54  people  have  re- 
sponded and  we  still  nave  $100,000  to  go  to 
make  our  goal.  Tom  Kelly's  and  Jack 
Walsh's  optimism  will  see  us  through  and 
hopefully  by  the  time  of  this  printing,  all  is 
well.  I  am  sure,  however,  fnat  they  will 
gratefully  receive  late  pledges  and  won't  try 
to  talk  you  out  of  doubling  your  gift. 

We  regret  to  report  the  deaths  of  Harvey 
E.  Lambeth  and  Daniel  O'Conner.  Any  in- 
formation about  Harvey  and  Daniel  will  be 
gratefully  received  for  printing  in  a  future 
Bulletin. 


AC)  Prescott  S.  Bush,  Jr. 

441  Lexington  Avenue,  Suite  1109 
PHILLIPS  New  York,  NY  1 001 7 

Paul  Carter's  Christmas  card  announced 
that  he  and  Peggy  are  now  living  in  Port- 
land, Me.,  again  after  a  five-year  stay  in 
Houston,  Tx.  Jack  Malo  has  four  grandchil- 
dren in  Detroit.  He  and  Betty  are  thriving 
with  Jack  taking  a  little  more  time  for  recrea- 
tion than  before.  We  are  saddened  to  report 
that  Don  Thompson's  wife,  Frances,  died  in 
Sept.  I  got  a  wonderful  letter  from  Don,  who 
is  living  in  Santa  Barbara,  California  93105, 
P.  O.  Box  50339,  November  through  April, 
and  in  Hampstead,  N.H.,  May  through  Oc- 
tober. He  took  in  a  football  game  at  New 
Haven  while  helping  his  eldest  son  relocate 
from  Dedham,  Mass.,  to  New  Canaan.  Lin- 
ton "Shaggy"  Bell  writes  from  Delray 
Beach,  Ha.,  reminiscing  about  some  won- 
derful times  at  Andover.  He'll  be  with  us  in 
1990.  Charlie  DeLimur  and  Gene  Schnell 
say  the  $250.00  package  of  four  tapes  of  mu- 
sic popular  during  each  of  our  four  years  at 
Andover  are  selling  like  hot  cakes.  All  pro- 
ceeds go  to  our  50th  Anniversary  Class 
Fund  since  the  cost  of  the  tapes  has  been  to- 
tally paid.  I  have  a  set  and  strongly  recom- 
mend them.  Arthur  Peterson  is  living  at  Ru- 
ral Route  1,  Box  61  A,  Star  Lake,  NY  13690. 
He  wrote  a  wonderful  long  letter  which 
space  does  not  permit  me  to  share  with  you, 
but,  as  the  result  of  the  tragic  death  or  Ar- 
thur and  Ronnie's  son  Tony  in  1970,  they  be- 
came involved  with  a  fabulous  organization 
called  Compassionate  Friends,  a  national 
support  group  for  bereaved  parents.  I  urge 
all  who  suffer  the  loss  of  loved  ones  to  get  in 
touch  with  Arthur  and  Ronnie.  They  can 
provide  valuable  help  and  comfort. 

Manny  Cadenas  writes  from  Coral 
Gables,  FL  33146,  where  he  is  living  at  1545 
Ancome  Avenue,  that  all  is  going  well. 
Having  played  soccer  at  Andover  with  my 
brother,  Vie  was  very  excited  about  the  1988 
election.  Howard  Dulmage  is  retired  after  a 
distinguished  career.  Following  graduation 
from  the  University  of  Illinois  and  a  Ph.D. 
in  microbiology  from  Rutgers,  Howard 
worked  17  years  in  fermentation  research 
and  then  many  years  developing  a  biologi- 
cal insecticide.  His  travels  have  taken  him 
to  many  countries  and  he  was  honored 
with  the  Distinguished  Service  Medal  from 
the  U.S.  Dept.  of  Agriculture.  He  is  proba- 


bly the  only  member  of  our  class  who  has 
had  a  building  named  for  him.  That  was  at 
the  University  of  Nuevo  Leon  in  Monterey, 
Mexico  (150,000  students).  Hugh  Masters 
and  Jeanne  write  from  Bermuda  that  they 
are  looking  forward  to  attending  our  50th. 
Jack  Whitbeck  who  is  now  living  at  10340 
S.  W.  154  Circle  Court,  No.  58,  Miami,  FL 
33196,  Tel:  305/386-9225,  wrote  a  wonder- 
ful letter  telling  us  of  his  move  from  Guate- 
mala to  Miami.  Everything  happened  so 
fast  it  was  a  traumatic  experience  but  he 
and  his  family  are  very  happy  there  now.  A 
daughter  and  son  still  remain  in  Guatemala 
looking  after  the  family  affairs  there. 

We  deeply  regret  the  death  of  our  good 
friend  Mai  Daisley,  who  died  at  the  age  of 
66  of  cancer.  After  graduation  from  Wesley- 
an,  service  in  the  U.S.  Navy,  an  MBA  from 
the  University  of  Chicago,  and  four  years 
with  General  Electric,  Mai  joined  Eaton 
Corporation  in  1952  with  whom  he  was  as- 
sociated until  his  retirement  in  1982.  He 
was  active  in  church  and  community  affairs 
in  Painesville,  Ohio,  where  he  and  his  fami- 
ly lived.  He  was  also  an  avid  yacht  racer 
and  well-known  for  his  skills  in  Lake  Erie 
yachting  circles.  To  his  wife,  Johnsie,  and 
their  family,  the  class  of  1940  extends  its 
love  and  sorrow  over  their  loss. 

Gil  Twombly  and  Kitty  are  now  living  at 
8  Lake  Julia  Drive  N.,  Ponte  Vedra  Beach, 
FL  32082.  Gil  retired  in  1985  and  they  have 
been  living  in  Horida  and  New  Hampshire 
since  1987.  They  are  looking  forward  to  be- 
ing with  us  at  our  50th.  Charlie  Larkin  and 
Anne  report  the  marriage  of  their  eldest 
son,  Sandy,  and  are  awaiting  a  grandson. 
They  have  two  more  grandchildren  by  Da- 
vid, who  is  living  in  Maine.  Daughter  Sally 
and  her  family  live  in  Stonington,  Conn., 
and  Marion  in  Middlebury.  Charlie  reports 
that  Jack  Brittain  is  having  hip  surgery  for 
an  arthritic  condition  this  month.  He  and 
Anne  are  thriving  and  looking  forward  to 
our  50th.  It's  great  hearing  from  so  many 
classmates.  Please  keep  sending  in  news  of 
yourselves  and  other  classmates  so  we 
won't  have  so  much  catching  up  to  do  in 
June  of  1990. 

Correction:  Due  to  an  error  in  the  fall  Bulletin 
Ambassador  Bob  Anderson's  award  was  incor- 
rectly reported.  He  was  given  the  rank  of  Officer 
of  the  French  Legion  of  Honor  by  French  Presi- 
dent Mitterrand. 


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ABBOT 


Mary  Dean  Naff  Pugh 
7  Wolfe  Drive 
McGehee,AR  71654 


Greetings  for  1989!  In  just  one  year  we  will 
be  gathering  for  our  50th  class  reunion  in 
June.  Isn't  that  simply  incredible?  Do  you 
feel  like  the  classes  we  remember  coming 
back  for  their  50th  in  years  we  attend  Ab- 
bott? I  have  not  seen  our  class  of  course,  but 
I  feel  sure  we  are  all  in  great  shape  and  look 
terrific!  Doris  Sawyer  Gordon  wrote  that 
she  and  her  husband  lead  an  interesting 
and  active  life  enjoying  their  hobbies  and 
travelling  all  around  the  USA  to  see  their 
eight  children  (seven  married)  and  14 
grands.  She  and  her  sister  Joanne  summer 
on  Squirrel  Island,  Maine.  This  year  broke 
records  for  rain,  fog  and  humidity.  She  also 
mentioned  George  Bush  and  having  an 
Andover  man  for  President.  Isn't  that  won- 
derful! I  expect  some  of  us  knew  him  then, 
but  not  I. 

Phyllis  England  Crocker  now  lives  at  4 


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Highview  Road,  P.O.  Box  207  South  Free- 
port,  ME  04078.  The  view  sounds  fantastic! 
She  shares  the  house  with  her  cousin  David 
Macomber,  and  they  have  just  enlarged  and 
improved  the  living  space.  In  the  winter  they 
go  to  23  B  Spinnaker  Club,  Burnt  Shores  Ma- 
rina, Punta  Gorda,  FL.  If  you  are  in  that  area 
stop  by  to  see  her.  The  two  locations  sound 
absolutely  perfect  for  pleasant  living! 

Betty  Weaver  Alberts  sent  the  sad  news 
that  Jane  Wilson  Day  died  November  21st. 
She  had  battled  cancer  for  18  years.  She  and 
Betty  lived  near  each  other  and  saw  each 
other  often.  Our  most  sincere  sympathy  to 
her  family  and  friends.  I  did  not  get  a  notice 
from  anyone  except  Betty,  so  I  can't  say  who 
to  write. 

I  hope  most  of  you  had  a  chance  to  chat 
with  Mary  Howard  Nutting  when  she 
called  for  the  phonathon.  I  was  out  that  eve- 
ning, but  she  and  Ed  will  be  in  Arkansas  lat- 
er this  month  for  a  Heifer  Project  meeting 
and  will  come  to  McGehee  for  a  couple  of 
days  on  their  way  to  a  bird-watching  trip  in 
Corpus  Cristi,  Tx.  I  am  so  delighted  they  are 
coming!  I  hope  we  still  have  geese  and 
ducks  in  large  flights  when  they  are  here. 
We  have  abundant  wildlife  so  maybe  they 
will  see  lots  of  interesting  things.  Hamp  is 
not  an  outdoors  man  and  I  often  think  it  is 
too  bad  he  lives  in  hunters  paradise  without 
appreciating  it.  I  enjoy  seeing  the  game. 


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PHILLIPS 


Thomas  B.  Hartmann 
178  Moore  St. 
Princeton,  NJ  08542 


A  deep  thanks  to  Art  McComb.  Art  wrote  a 
nice  note  with  some  interesting  news.  If  all 
of  us  followed  his  example,  class  secretaries 
would  have  an  easy  time  of  it.  Art  reported 
that  Henry  Peyton  has  retired  and  that  he 
and  Evelyn  moved  back  to  the  northeast  to 
be  nearer  their  children.  They  live  in  East 
Lyme,  Conn.,  where  they  are  modernizing 
an  old  house.  Art  and  Ruth  made  the  Alla- 
gash  River  run  in  northern  Maine  which  is 
TOO  plus  miles  in  8  days.  This  was  Art's  sec- 
ond paddle,  the  first  taking  place  in  pre- 
Andover  days  in  1935.  They  looked  up  John 
Merrill  in  Skowhegan  and  had  a  nice  visit 
with  John  and  Barbara  in  their  country 
home.  It  was  the  first  time  they  had  seen 
each  other  since  graduation.  Art  and  Ruth 
live  in  Poughkeepsie,  NY. 

The  McComb-Merrill  reunion  brings  to 
mind  the  great  joy  in  renewing  earlier 
friendships.  I  recommend  it  for  all  people  of 
our  generation.  Our  fiftieth  reunion  will  be 
held  in  1991.  You  all  know  how  quickly  time 
passes  so  please  make  your  plans  m  the 
coming  year  to  return.  If  we  get  a  large  turn- 
out, you  will  see  many  you  have  not  talked 
with  since  graduation  day.  It  will  be  sheer 

joy- 
Also  from  the  Empire  State,  Rod  DeKay 
writes  that  he  and  his  wife  are  very  much 
engaged  in  New  York  State  public  policy 
concerns.  Rod,  as  a  member  of  the  Division 
of  Budget  in  Albany,  guided  a  television  sat- 
ellite system  for  education  through  the  bu- 
reaucracy, while  his  wife  is  writing  health 
standards  for  New  York.  Their  son  Joseph  is 
a  family  doctor  in  Hiram,  Maine,  ana  son 
George  works  in  office  supplies  in  Port  Jef- 
ferson, NY. 

News  is  very  brief  this  issue,  so  please 
send  up-to-date  reports.  Martha  and  I  are  off 
to  California  to  visit  daughter  Darcy,  her 
husband,  Jesse,  and  two  daughters  in  the 


San  Francisco  area.  He  is  an  assistant  attor- 
ney general  for  California.  One  highlight  of 
the  trip  should  be  the  round  of  golf  I  will 
play  next  week  with  the  18  and  under 
U.S.G.A.  girls'  champion,  Jamille  Jose  of 
Carmichael.  She  is  5  3"  in  height,  weighs 
110  pounds  and  hits  the  ball  240'  off  the  tee. 
She  also  stands  first  in  her  high  school  class 
academically.  I  will  probably  be  so  nervous 
on  the  first  tee  that  I  will  whiff  the  ball! 


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Emily  Mills  Courtice 
730  Linden  Avenue 
Los  Altos,  CA  94022 


The  following  news,  from  Martha  Tyer 
Curtis  just  missed  the  last  edition's  dead- 
line but  is  a  welcome  starter  for  1989.  Mar- 
tha writes,  "I'm  on  the  Conservation  Com- 
mission in  Milton  and  have  been  writing'a 
weekly  column,  'Conversationally  Speak- 
ing,' for  the  Milton  Record  for  almost  14 
years  and  I'm  always  thinking  'article.'  My 
three  kids  all  live  within  a-half  hour  of  me. 
My  husband,  who  was  in  the  trucking  busi- 
ness, died  20  years  ago.  I'm  in  the  League  of 
Women  Voters,  drive  for  the  Council  on 
Aging,  and  work  on  various  conservation 
projects.  I  groom  dogs  in  my  house  during 
the  week,  which  keeps  me  out  of  mischief. ' 
Martha  remarks  that  her  mother,  at  88,  has 
considerable  bounce.  It  seems  she  has 
passed  this  quality  on! 

Kelly  Means  Kleiser  says  that  they  are 
retired  and  spending  the  winter  at  their  old- 
est son's  home  in  Hawaii.  "He's  a  movie  di- 
rector —  did  Grease,  Blue  Lagoon,  etc."  Their 
second  son  is  getting  married  soon  while 
the  third,  along  with  his  'posslq,'  have 
formed  a  computer  graphics  company  in 
Los  Angeles.  Kelly  would  love  to  see  any- 
one, anytime,  anywhere! 

Old  Bridge  Road,  Simsbury,  CT  06070,  is 
a  new  address  for  Frannie  Troub  Roberts. 
Their  house  is  situated  next  to  an  historic 
one-way  bridge  over  the  Farmington  River. 
This  bridge  has  been  replaced  by  a  modern, 
two-lane  bridge  and  all  traffic,  save  for 
bikes  and  pedestrians,  has  been  diverted  to 
it.  Being  tne  only  house  left  on  this  short 
street  ending  in  a  cul-de-sac  at  the  old 
bridge,  they  were  allowed  to  choose  the 
name  for  the  new  road.  A  new  address  with 
"nary  a  moving  van." 


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Vernon  E.  Midglei/ 
8271  27th  Avenue  No. 
St.  Petersburg,  FL  33710 


Finally,  the  U.S.  Postal  Service  has  found  a 
way  to  get  me  some  news  of  our  classmates. 
In  the  Make-My-Day  category,  a  Christmas 
card  from  Bob  Seaver  from  the  hills  high 
above  Otsego  Lake,  New  York,  reports  his 
children  are  everywhere:  two  sons  in  Oak- 
land and  Philadelphia  and  three  daughters 
in  Halifax,  N.S.,  American  School  of  Paris, 
and  East  Hampton.  He  enclosed  an  old  pic- 
ture of  Vin  McKernin  and  yours  truly  that 
belongs  in  the  Smithsonian.  Not  to  be  out- 
done in  this  category,  the  49er  play-off 
game  half-time,  brought  a  phone  call  from 
Wally  Kingsley.  You  remember  him.  He's 
the  guy  who  sold  TV  to  everybody.  Today, 
Wally  is  a  management  consultant  to  such 
notables  as  the  American  Film  Institute  af- 
ter a  brilliant  career  in  sales  distribution 


with  the  likes  of  Metro  Media  and  ZIV-TV. 
What  a  great  thrill  for  me  to  hear  from  Bob 
and  Wally  after  these  many  years. 

Before  Thanksgiving  I  received  a  wel- 
come call  from  Fred  Kahn,  Mr.  Picture  Per- 
fect in  New  Orleans,  who  reported  his  first 

frandson  to  be  Benjamin.  He  described  a 
ale  dinner  in  Wilmington,  Del.,  where  he 
visited  with  Ellie  Vose  (still  at  Grumman) 
and  Steele  Blackall  (still  pres.  of  Taft  Pierce 
Mfg.).  Fred  mentioned  mat  Robin  Nunez 
suggests  a  warm-up  for  the  50th  on  Cape 
Cod.  Let's  hear  more,  guys.  Also  a  rumor 
that  Win  Smith  would  be  willing  to  do  a 
class  yearbook  for  the  50th.  Great  idea  but 
we  need  a  plan  to  make  it  happen. 

What  more  can  we  say  to  our  classmate 
George  Bush  about  his  victorious  run  for 
the  presidency?  George,  we  are  all  very 
proud  of  your  achievement  and  the  honor 
that  it  brings  to  Andover  and  the  class  of 
'42.  During  your  time  in  office,  we  would 
like  to  pay  our  respects  at  a  class  dinner  in 
D.C.  with  you  as  the  honored  guest.  Re- 
member, you  heard  it  here  first.  Details  to 
follow  later.  Also  we  ask  you  and  Barbara 
to  guarantee  your  appearances  at  the  50th 
reunion  in  1992. 

From  the  West  Orange  Times  comes  a  wel- 
come note  from  its  publisher  George  Bai- 
ley, noting  how  nice  it  is  to  be  in  Florida. 
Thanks  for  the  kind  words,  George. 

The  Alumni  Office  provided  some  info 
from  Bob  Reynolds  who,  after  retiring 
from  USAF  Reserve  and  Westinghouse  Ro- 
botics, is  working  harder  than  ever  in  his 
own  consulting  business.  Also  Averill  Mix, 
after  five  years  of  retirement,  finds  that  he 
is  busier  than  ever  as  a  board  member  of 
the  San  Jose  Museum  of  Art  involved  in  a 
large  building  addition  and  a  similar  ven- 
ture in  a  new  opera  house  as  a  board  mem- 
ber for  the  San  Jose  Opera  Co. 

By  now,  we  all  know  that  Nate  Cartmell 
is  65,  retired  and  looking  for  work,  not  in 
the  real  estate  field  in  which  many  of  us 
have  had  a  similar  experience.  Seriously, 
Nate,  we  all  appreciate  your  great  efforts  on 
behalf  of  the  Alumni  Fund.  Keep  those 
newsy  notes  coming.  His  nice  Christmas 
card  noted  a  substantial  investment  gift 
from  John  Greenway  to  the  school  which 
can  be  counted  in  our  50th  class  gift.  Many 
thanks,  John,  for  remembering.  Hank  See 
writes  from  Los  Angeles  that  he  retired 
from  Apache  Corporation  at  the  end  of 
1987,  and  is  now  in  the  consulting  business 
specializing  in  helping  small  companies 
and  start-up  businesses  to  raise  capital.  He 
says  that  he  is  busier  than  he  ever  thought 
he  would  be,  but  still  finds  time  to  play 
golf,  fly  fish,  hunt  and  do  a  lot  of  reading. 

As  you  read  these  notes  in  the  spring  of 
1989,  we  are  three  years  away  from  the  Big 
One,  the  50th  Reunion  of  the  Class  of  1942. 
We  need  everyone's  attention  and  presence 
for  that  main  event.  I  need  all  the  help  you 
can  give  me  to  get  it  underway  on  many 
fronts.  Most  of  all,  we  need  to  find  every- 
one that  we  can  possibly  reach  for  his  maxi- 
mum participation.  Many  thanks  for  your 
great  response  this  time  around.  Call  me 
early  or  late.  In  the  middle,  I'm  on  the  boat. 


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Ann  Taylor  Debevoise 
RD2,Box  787  Cox  Road 
Woodstock,  VT  05091 


I  am  grateful  to  Elsie  Williams  Kelly  for 

her  Christmas  card,  because  otherwise  I 


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would  have  no  news  to  report  to  you  and 
"no  news"  is  not  "good  news"  in  this  kind  of 
situation.  I  learned  from  Elsie  that  she  and 
Bob  are  in  Florida  from  November  1st  until 
April  30th  (excluding  Christmas  and  New 
Years).  For  a  northerner  that  seems  like 
"Coals  to  Newcastle"  but  I  guess  North  Car- 
olina can  have  winter  too.  If  she  will  permit 
me,  her  address  is  7074  S.E.  Winged  Foot 
Dr.,  Stuart,  FL  34997. 

I  am  still  farming  in  Vermont  and  if  you 
covet  home-grown  Iamb,  beef  or  pork,  come 
to  Woodstock  when  you  can.  But  of  more 
importance  is  to  start  thinking  about  going 
to  Andover  for  your  50th.  The  Abbot  class 
needs  lots  of  attendees.  Mary  Bertuccio  Ar- 
nold will  be  after  you  about  that.  Please 
send  me  your  news. 


A'i  James  McE.  Brown 

^J  RFD  #3  Box  70-1  Montauk  Ave. 
PHILLIPS  Stonington,  CT  06378 

Nice  note  from  Moose  Herron,  retired  for 
five  years  from  First  Nationwide  Bank  and 
now  living  in  Ross,  CA.  Moose  and  wife,  in 
preparation  for  a  trip  to  Oregon,  called  Mort 
Bishop  in  Pendelton  and  although  they  had 
not  seen  each  other  since  1942,  when  Mort 
left  Andover  to  join  the  marines,  the  friend- 
ship was  still  there  and  the  Herrons  spent  a 
few  days  with  the  Bishops  watching  tne  an- 
nual round-up  in  Pendelton.  Mort  and  his 
brother  Brot  are  co-  CEO's  of  Pendelton 
Woolen  Mills.  I  never  hear  from  Paul  Mat- 
thews, but  Time  magazine  in  an  article  in  De- 
cember noted  that  he  has  at  least  one  grand- 
child, who,  according  to  his  father,  may 
become  an  architect  since  at  age  three  he 
built  whole  cities  out  of  Lego  blocks.  Cliff 
Wright  writes  that  Dave  Anderson  was  re- 
elected to  the  Connecticut  Legislature  for  the 
fourth  time.  He  also  noted  that  Dave  has 
young  twins  by  his  second  wife.  I  can  vouch 
for  that  as  I  sat  next  to  two  very  well  be- 
haved young  boys  at  a  Christmas  concert  in 
Westerly,  R.I.,  who  turned  out  to  be  Dave's 
children.  The  boys  go  to  school  in  Norwich, 
Conn.,  and  have  the  pleasure  of  being  taught 
by  one  of  Phil  Drake's  daughters.  Cliff  also 
mentioned,  that  including  his  brother's  fami- 
ly, there  would  be  36  Wrights  gathered  for 
Christmas.  Anyone  top  that? 

Don  Earnshaw  is  now  settled  in  Chatham 
on  Cape  Cod  having  left  Greenwich.  The 
Earnshaws  completely  restored  an  antique 
house  bringing  it  back  to  it's  days  of  glory  in 
the  l"820's.  Don  still  operates  a  consulting 
business  in  Chatham.  Nice  Christmas  card 
from  Mike  Giblin  now  living  in  Flat  Rock, 
NC.  He's  looking  forward  to  some  time  in 
Florida  no  doubt  to  sharpen  his  wicked  golf 
game.  I  saw  ex-roommate  John  Hayes  in 
Weston,  Mass.,  a  little  while  ago.  John  was 
admiring  a  new  driver  given  him  by  his 
boys.  The  reason  for  the  gift  was  that  John, 
with  a  mighty  swing  last  year,  lost  his  grip 
and  the  club  disappeared  into  the  weeds  and 
has  not  been  seen  since. 

Your  secretary,  by  request,  is  now  giving 
lessons  in  pizza  making.  If  any  of  you  would 
like  a  few  recipes,  just  write  me.  Have  a 
good  summer. 


45th  REUNION! 

June  9-11, 1989 


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PHILLIPS 


Roger  S.  Seymour 
2  Heathmmr  Way 
Savannah,  GA  31411 


Writ  in  Jan.  and  to  be  seen  by  you  just  two 
months  short  of  the  Fabulous  45th  of  '44. 
Ray  Young's  already  stalwart  Reunion  Com- 
mittee is  now  a  superpower  with  the  addi- 
tion of  Burch  Ault,  Ken  Chun,  Woody  Du- 
laney,  Bob  Lawlor,  Sumner  Milender,  Bill 
Rich,  and  Wheelock  Whitney.  Vic  Kiam, 
Otis  Parker,  and  Gib  Reese  are  at  work  on 
the  tennis  program.  (Vic,  if  you  hadn't 
heard,  is  now  owner  of  the  New  England  Pa- 
triots. What  a  prospect!  The  Pats  and  Whee- 
lock's  Vikings  in  the  Superbowl.) 

Tom  Howard  and  Don  Sterling  are  work- 
ing on  memorabilia  and  old  '44  movies  kick- 
er for  the  Friday  get-together.  Sam  Arnold 
may  be  able  to  ship  in  some  buffalo  meat 
and  Rocky  Mountain  Oysters  to  be  done 
with  his  stunning  secret  recipes.  Burch  is  as- 
sembling a  seminar  on  education.  The  mes- 
sage is  that  reunion's  going  to  be  packed 
with  things  of  interest  and  fun  and  with 
scores  of  your  friends. 

Promised  from  the  last  notes:  Sumner  Mi- 
lender,  who  ran  his  own  very  successful 
business  for  25  years,  is  one  of  two  Greyhead 
Associates  partners  and  remains  the  princi- 
pal of  The  Stonehedge  Group.  Greyhead  spe- 
cializes in  technology  transfer  and  in  strategy 
development  for  smaller  companies,  the 
name  being  chosen,  we  are  told,  for  the  con- 
tents of  the  partners'  heads,  not  what's  on 
top.  He  can  expand  on  the  above  in  June. 

While  marrying  a  son  in  Providence,  we 
caught  Bill  Adams  by  phone:  Heavily  into 
photography,  with  a  year  at  the  Rhode  Is- 
land School  of  Design;  cruises  on  a  Bristol 
31;  summer  place  in  Weekapaug;  no.  1  son, 
bank  VP  in  Chi.,  was  about  to  provide 
grandchild  No.  1;  son  No.  2  a  commercial 
fisherman  operating  in  the  tricky  Pt.  Judith 
waters.  Also  caught  Bill  Wagner,  still  run- 
ning his  advertising  design  studio,  doing 
contract  art  work  for  ad  agencies;  he  remains 
a  devotee  of  maritime  history,  but  has 
dropped  railroads,  as  have  we  all. 

Had  tried,  but  missed,  Dick  Harrington, 
and  now  have  a  letter.  He  continues  as  cura- 
tor of  the  Brown  University  Anne  Brown 
Military  Collection,  but  his  health  simply 
isn't  great.  Old  friends:  stay  in  touch.  Ando- 
ver and  Harvard  are  very  much  in  Dick's 
mind,  and  he  is  one  of  the  not  too,  we  hope, 
few  who  has  made  a  bequest  to  PA. 

And  a  welcome  letter  from  Wes  Kittle- 
man  way  down  in  McAllen,  Texas.  Young 
Wes  is  an  attorney  in  McAllen,  middle  son 
an  ophthalmologist  near  Austin,  and  third 
son,  John,  with  a  double  master's  from  Tex- 
as, is  with  FNN  in  LAX.  Old  Wes  is  hyperac- 
tive in  golf,  tennis,  math  tutoring,  church 
work,  museum  treasurer,  RV  jaunts  to  areas 
where  Jane  can  add  to  an  awesome  640  "li- 
fers" in  birdwatching.  As  you  said,  Kellett, 
retirement  can  be  exhausting. 

Another  very  welcome  input  from  Eli 
Lauterpacht,  alive  and  well  on  the  banks  of 
the  River  Cam.  To  catch  us  up,  he  sent  his 
entry  in  VWio's  Who  which  tersely  recites  a 
distinguished  career  in  many  facets  on  inter- 
national law,  a  line  indicating  four  children 
are  out  and  about,  awards,  major  publica- 
tions, and  more.  If,  as  hoped,  he  appears  in 
June,  we'll  publish  the  whole  thing,  even 
though  it's  another  one  of  those  recitals  of 
accomplishment  against  which  your  scribe's 
pales  farther  into  insignificance. 

Sad  news  from  Peter  Baker  that  Bill  Hick- 
ey,  his  longtime  friend,  died  last  October.  We 


have  no  further  news  at  present,  and  the  file 
is  too  bare.  The  great  time  we  had  with  Bill 
and  Mary  at  the  25th  is  clearly  remembered, 
and  our  class'  sympathy  is  extended  to  her. 
Also,  from  Rockwell,  just  before  our  own 
brother  Ed's  (PA  '34)  death  in  December, 
word  that  Mitch  Fish  '47,  whom  many  of  you 
knew,  died  the  same  month  in  Boston  of  leu- 
kemia. More  details  available  if  you  write. 

Happier  side:  Fox  Thomas  has  surfaced  in 
Bartlesville,  Oklahoma,  after  many  years  of 
the  petro  game  in  UK.  Fox:  check  in  please. 
Dick  Hatton,  still  producing  marketeers  at 
Quincy  Jr.  College,  wrote  after  putting  an- 
other of  his  Harvard  '49  class  letters  to  bed 
and  enclosed  a  letter  he's  gotten  from  a  crim- 
son classmate  who  defected  to  the  GDR  in 
the  50s  and  is  still  satisfied.  Interesting  read- 
ing. Copies  on  request. 

Our  K  factor,  Pete  Stevens,  updated:  two 
sons  now  in  Lawrenceville;  toured  UK  last 
summer;  grandchild  #2  due  before  you  see 
this.  Neat  Christmas  card  from  Wheelock 
pixing  him  with  a  baker's  dozen  descen- 
dants; included  a  snap  of  the  beautiful  Irene 
Hixon  Whitney  Bridge  in  Minneapolis. 
News  next  time  on  Roger  Strong,  Dick  Ab- 
rons,  (married  last  Dec),  peripatetic 
O'Brien,  etc. 

If  we  don't  see  you  in  June,  it'll  be  be- 
cause one  of  us  is  disabled,  physically  or 
otherwise.  Ciao. 


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Charles  M.  Gearing  II 
500  Oak  Ridge  Drive 
Cheshire,  CT  06410 


A  week  from  today  George  Bush  will  be- 
come president  which  seems  like  a  heck  of 
an  idea  to  me!  The  only  part  of  the  process 
that  really  irks  me  is  that  I  got  conned  into 
sending  a  substantial  donation  to  an  outfit 
called  'Americans  for  Bush"  which  I  subse- 
quently found  out  had  no  connection  to  the 
official  campaign.  They  have  relentlessly 
pursued  me  for  more  money,  and  I  received 
a  person-to-person  call  from  them  this  a.m. 
asking  for  more! 

Received  a  note  from  King  Pfeiffer  which 
is  a  little  cryptic,  because  it  credits  Hal 
Mclnnes  with  "the  good  advice"  that  caused 
King  to  remarry.  A  widower  for  several 
years,  King  stopped  to  visit  friends  in  Dur- 
ham, N.  C,  on  the  way  home  from  the  40th 
reunion,  met  Karola  Luft,  fell  in  love  and 
bingo!  Congratulations  to  you  both  and  to 
"Seed"  as  well.  King  is  now  teaching  at  the 
University  of  New  Hampshire,  having  fin- 
ished his  obligation  at  Notre  Dame  and  his 
happy  to  be  back  in  New  England.  Bruce 
Morton  sent  a  two-page  news  release,  which 
is  too  long  to  quote,  but  amusing  to  read,  in 
which  he  describes  himself  as  the  nation's 
oldest  graduating  law  student  having  re- 
ceived his  J.D.  from  Memphis  State  in  June 
of  1988.  He  reveals  that  he  flunked  out  of  PA 
at  age  14  and  was  kicked  out  of  Episcopal 
H.S.  at  16;  so  as  a  lawyer,  he  should  appre- 
ciate that  many  of  his  clients  may  have  had  a 
hard-knock  life,  and  bring  a  new  dimension 
to  the  sometimes  hard,  hard  world  of  Ameri- 
can jurisprudence! 

Long-lost  pal,  Hanford  Smith,  has  sur- 
faced with  some  good  news.  Widowered  in 
1981,  he  recently  remarried  a  "39  year  old 
beauty,"  Dr.  Jane  Cowles,  in  New  York  City 
in  October.  She  is  a  cancer  therapist  and 
medical  journalist,  and  he  is  a  V.P.  of  Dean 
Witter  Reynolds  and  a  member  of  the  NYSE. 
Hanford's  two  sons  both  are  PA  grads  and 


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doing  very  well,  one  as  a  lawyer  and  the  oth- 
er as  one  of  Morgan  Stanley's  best  in  L.A. 
His  daughter  married  Dick  Cashin  '72, 
which  makes  it  a  clean  sweep.  He  has  three 
granddaughters  and  three  more  expected. 

I  received  a  letter  from  the  school  saying 
that  Raul  Ferrand  had  written  them  request- 
ing names  and  addresses  of  some  of  you 
guys.  Anyone  out  there  owe  him  on  some 
old  Red  Sox  bets?  His  address  is  Av.  Salaver- 
ry  1818-Dpto.  204,  Lima  11,  Peru.  Why  not 
pay  up? 

Perhaps  some  of  you  caught  the  very 
complimentary  article  in  the  8  Aug.  issue  of 
Forbes  on  Rufus  Crosby  Kemper  and  his  ste- 
wardship of  United  Missouri  Bancshares, 
Inc.  Crosby  is  widely  known  in  national 
banking  circles  as  a  shrewd  man  who  runs  a 
very  tight  ship.  Known  to  be  somewhat 
"acerbic,"  he  is  quoted  as  saying,  "We  loan 
on  character,  but  we  also  get  collateral."  He 
is  impatient  with  his  competitors  who  fail  to 
study  history,  and  continually  repeat  mis- 
takes as  if  they  reinvented  the  wheel.  He 
avoided  completely  the  disastrous  third 
world  and  energy  related  loans  that  brought 
so  many  of  his  contemporaries  to  untold 
grief.  Sounds  like  the  kind  of  guy  I'd  want 
handling  my  dough! 

We  attended  the  Yale-Harvard  game  in 
Cambridge  with  the  Mysterious  Man  from 
Short  Hills  and  his  lovely  wife,  Nancy.  After 
the  game,  we  accepted  the  kind  invitation  of 
Dick  Welch  and  Lulu  for  cocktails  in  Bel- 
mont Hills.  They  were  their  usual  gracious 
selves  and  we  had  a  great  time  reminiscing. 

I'm  happy  to  report  that  I  am  hanging  up 
my  managerial  shoes  next  week  and  plan  to 
take  life  a  lot  easier  by  going  back  to  being  a 
broker.  I  found  that  as  the  years  went  by,  I 
was  spending  about  80%  of  my  time  being 
an  administrator  and  deriving  about  20%  of 
my  income  therefrom.  We  hope  to  cut  the 
work  schedule  sharply  and  take  the  time  to 
smell  a  few  of  the  flowers. 

Tom  Raleigh  writes  that  he  is  finally  get- 
ting to  enjoy  nis  retirement  and  that  he  ran 
into  John  Thomdike  and  Howie  Reed  on  a 
recent  trip  to  Boston.  I  forgot  to  mention  that 
we  saw  Bill  Saltonstall  at  the  Harvard  game. 

Please  keep  those  letters  and  cards  com- 
ing and  don't  forget  the  Alumni  Fund. 


45 


ABBOT 


Gretchen  Fuller  Frazier 
Calderwoods  RD#1 
180Mendham  Rd. 
Far  Hills,  NJ  07931 


I  do  wish  the  Bulletin  had  space  and  where- 
withal for  the  reproduction  of  pictures! 
Here's  a  wonderful  shot  of  Elizabeth  Graves 
Brigham  and  her  spouse,  Herb,  seated 
amongst  the  crystal,  cutlery  and  cachet  of 
dining  on  board  a  Caribbean  cruise 
ship. Their  first  cruise,  she  says,  but  that's  all 
she  says  about  it.  Have  I  discovered  one  oth- 
er soul  who  does  not  enjoy  cruise  ships? 
"Gravie,"  as  we  knew  her,  speaks  enthusias- 
tically of  31  years  in  teaching  (foreign  lan- 
guages). Also  of  a  grandchild,  Keira  Eliza- 
beth, reported  to  be  a  "Botticelli  angel": 
"Hm,"  says  Gravie,  "no  angel  strains  from 
namesake  grandmama."  This  and  more  in 
the  Brigham  Christmas  letter;  I  do  appreciate 
receiving  it,  Gravie!  Oh,  in  the  fall  of  '88 
Herb  underwent  major  surgery,  but  "he's  al- 
most his  normal,  ornery  self  now  and  has 
been  back  at  work  for  several  weeks,"  this 
being  written  in  December  '88.  I  love  these 
surgical  success  stories!  They're  reassuring 


to  us  graying  Americans.  Which  brings  me 
to  Biz  Marsh  Birney's  surgical  success  sto- 
ry. Also  following  upon  a  cruise,  her 
spouse,  "friend  Jim,"  underwent  a  quadru- 
ple by-pass;  that  was  in  February  '88.  She 
wrote  on  August  1,  that  "Jim  is  better  than 
ever.  What  a  smashing  success  that  bit  of 
surgery  is!"  Incidentally,  they  loved  their 
cruise  on  the  QE  II  from  NYC  to  Australia. 
Most  recent  news  is  a  new  condo  in  Wilm- 
ington, Delaware.  Not  selling  the  farm  in 
Queenstown,  Md,  but  wanting  a  pied-a- 
terre  from  which  to  enjoy  with  greater  ease 
the  services  and  entertainment  a  city  offers. 
And  lastly,  the  Alumni  Council  of  Phillips 
is  the  richer  by  one  Biz! 

Another  grandchild  for  Sally  Leavitt 
Cheney,  a  boy,  born  15  August.  Let  me  see, 
that  makes  it  five  I  think.  Proliferating  pros- 
pective Andover  students.  Because  sne  just 
missed  the  winter  Bulletin  deadline,  Jose- 
phine Bernardin  de  Vries  may  think  I  nev- 
er got  her  card.  Not  so,  Jo;  I'm  happy  to 
have  it  and  quote  from  it  at  last.  "I  live  in 
Aptos,  Ca.,"  sne  says,  "a  beautiful  little  com- 
munity in  Santa  Cruz  County;  wonderful 
weather  and  beaches.  Have  been  divorced 
for  some  years  now,  and  keep  very  busy  in 
the  real  estate  business."  Three  of  Jo's  four 
children  are  married,  and  she  has  three  "en- 
chanting" grandchildren.  "I  never  seem  to 
run  into  Abbot  friends  but  would  love  to 
hear  from  any  who  are  in  the  area  or  are 
passing  through."  Gentle  reader,  you  never 
heard  of  Aptos  either?  Consultation  with 
my  map  reveals  only  that  the  map-makers 
are  equally  unfamiliar  with  it;  Santa  Cruz 
they  no  locate,  as  being  San  Francisco  envi- 
rons. And  a  quick  note  from  Helen  Norris 
Stearns,  whose  devotion  to  horses  contin- 
ues unflagging.  "We  now  have  good  help" 
(how  seldom  one  hears  that  happy  phrase) 
"so  can  branch  out  a  bit."  Foaling,  she  says, 
"starts  1/25/89"  (how  very  precise)  "so  for 
the  next  six  months  we're  tied  here."  She's 
writing  in  December,  remember.  Once  "un- 
tied," she  plans  to  spend  most  of  summer 
'89  in  Vermont. 


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PHILLIPS 


Russell  F.  Thomes,  Jr. 

350  First  Avenue 
New  York,  NY  WOW 


The  Andover  Club  of  New  York  celebrated 
its  Silver  Jubilee  with  a  special  dinner  on 
February  9th  at  the  New  York  Athletic 
Club.  Acting  headmaster,  Peter  McKee,  was 
the  honored  guest.  Jean  McKee  and  Diz 
Bensley  produced  a  hilariously  wonderful 
slide  film  for  the  occasion.  On  band  were  a 
number  of  past  presidents  of  the  club:  Jack 
Lynch,  Don  Shapiro,  Nate  Cartmell,  Steve 
Goodhue  and  this  writer.  It  was  supposed 
to  have  been  a  surprise  party,  but  the  secret 
got  out.  A  pleasant  surprise  for  Peter,  how- 
ever, came  about  with  the  attendance  of  all 
three  McKee  children. 

Kate  Thomes  '80,  Boston  stringer  for  this 
column,  reported  seeing  '46ers  at  the  Bos- 
ton Christmas  party,  including  Mr.  Begien, 
Mr.  Wexler,  and  Mr.  Phelps.  These  lads  are 
already  getting  organized  for  our  50th  Re- 
union seven  (7)  years  hence.  What  hap- 
pened to  the  45th? 

I  received  a  huge,  IBM  printout  of  every 
person  who  ever  was  in  our  class,  including 
those  who  never  made  it  to  Christmas  vaca- 
tion in  our  junior  year.  This  was  a  prelude  to 
1996  and  the  golden  gathering  of  the  surviv- 
ing sons  of  Phillips  '46.  Great  beach-  reading 


material  (I  wonder  if  the  class  of  '42  is  work- 
ing on  getting  numero  uno  to  come  back. 
Wouldn  t  that  be  a  coup  for  Andover?). 

I  had  expected  to  see  a  fair  representa- 
tion of  Andoverians  at  the  big  party  in  the 
district  last  January.  Tim  Ireland  was  on 
hand,  and  I  think  Mel  Chapin,  but  where 
were  all  those  '46ers  who  live  in  the  area? 
Where  were  you  Abruzzo?  and  Packard, 
Perry  or  Putnam?  What  about  Leesburg's 
own  George  Babson?  and  the  Arlington 
Lads,  Creelman  and  Goldsmith?  Maybe 
there  are  more  demos  in  our  class  than  I 
thought.  Of  course  Lou  and  Rog  Neuhoff 
were  in  town  for  the  festivities  and  took  in 
a  slew  of  parties.  I  enjoyed  everything,  right 
up  till  the  time  Sheila  told  me  to  turn  the 
damn  TV  off. 

Forty-six  years  ago,  when  some  of  us 
were  "Pfach  fuzz"  juniors,  George  Bush,  al- 
ways "Poppy"  in  those  days,  was  sort  of  a 
PA  athlete-folk  hero.  Not  quite  in  the  class 
of  Ted  Harrison,  of  course,  who  ,  after  all, 
was  the  only  person  to  have  ever  hit  the 
cage  on  one  bounce,  but  nonetheless,  was 
held  in  awe  with  the  rest  of  the  likes  of  Ken 
Keuffel,  Tex  Furse  and  Dick  Duden  who, 
for  crying  out  loud,  were  still  on  campus. 
That's  some  resume,  eh  what?  What  have 
you  fellows  been  up  to  over  the  past  4-1/2 
decades? 

Keep  up  the  stream  of  letters.  Write  if 
you  get  work.  Join  the  PA  Club  of  New 
York.  Be  a  good  citizen.  Give  till  it  hurts. 
Happy  springtime. 


46 

ABBOT 


Luetta  Robertson 
365  Elder  Lane 
Winnetka,  IL  60093 


Dear  Class: 

A  happy  note  came  from  Elsa  Hinchman 
Clark  saying  1988  was  a  good  year.  She  and 
Woody  nave  "achieved  a  new  son-in-law 
and  a  new  granddaughter,  all  in  1988!" 
Hinch  and  Woody  are  enjoying  the  warm 
weather  at  their  home  in  Key  West  much  as 
they  miss  the  family  left  behind  up  North. 

Gail  Sullivan  Fleming  tells  me  of  the  ter- 
rible tornado  that  hit  around  Raleigh  in  the 
fall.  She  feels  fortunate  that  their  house  was 
spared  but  is  sad  about  the  destruction  of  so 
many  beautiful  trees.  Gail  and  Bill  have 
lived  in  North  Carolina  for  five  years  but 
will  return  North  when  retirement  comes. 
Gail  tells  me  Ginny  Finney  Rose  and  her 
husband  have  moved  to  the  North  Carolina 
coast.  Everything  is  onward  and  upward  in 
Patty  Keefer  Stoeffel's  family.  She  and  Dick 
have  had  three  grandchildren  in  the  last  1- 
1/2  years,  and  are  looking  forward  to  their 
son's  wedding  in  New  Jersey.  Patty  hears 
from  May  Burton  Blakney  who  fives  in 
Phoenix  and  has  been  made  a  trustee  of  the 
Hurd  Museum.  Peter,  Mary's  husband,  is 
now  retired.  Let's  hear  from  you  out  there.  I 
love  even  the  tiniest  postcard!  Love,  Luty 


47 

PHILLIPS 


Felix  Drury 
30  Walden  Street 
Hamden,  CT  06517 


With  an  Andover  man  occupying  the  White 
House,  I  am  reminded  that  Pete  Forrestal's 
father,  James,  was  appointed  the  first  secre- 
tary of  defense  in  1947.  You  may  recall  that 
this  title  replaced  the  old  one,  secretary  of 


39 


war,  which  Truman  though  too  bellicose 
sounding.  Ironic,  isn't  it,  that  under  the 
milder  title  we  have  developed  such  a  nu- 
clear stockpile. 

More  encouragingly,  I  can  report  that  Fr. 
Joe  Champlin  was  the  keynote  speaker  at  a 
diocesan  workshop  on  stewardship  in  Prov- 
idence back  in  November.  He  had  just  come 
off  a  year's  sabbatical  leave  for  research  and 
writing.  Many  of  us  are  still  mesmerized  by 
Joe's  panel  discussion  at  our  fortieth.  Even 
earlier  last  fall  Trowbridge  turned  up  in 
Nantucket  as  the  father  of  the  bride;  his 
daughter  Kimberly  married  Peter  Parent. 
Tony  Schulte,  class  lookout  in  Manhattan, 
reads  the  New  York  Times  fiercely  for  Ando- 
ver  trivia.  Just  before  Christmas  he  sent  a 
clipping  of  an  article  and  picture  of  John 
Grinnell.  Good  intentions,  but  it  was  some 
other  John  Grinnell.  I  remembered  that  for 
one  reason  or  another  John  had  disconnect- 
ed himself  from  PA  so  that  none  of  us  had 
heard  from  him  for  forty  years.  I  was  deter- 
mined to  find  him  and  did,  through  his 
brother  James,  '39.  I  thought  he  might  slam 
down  the  receiver  when  I  called,  but  no,  he 
was  happy  to  talk  and  we  had  a  long  and 
warm  conversation.  John  passed  up  Stan- 
ford for  a  couple  of  years  of  unresolving  ed- 
ucation at  the  University  of  British  Colom- 
bia. He  went  off  to  Chicago  for  a  year  at  the 
Institute  for  Design,  a  successor  to  the  Bau- 
haus,  then  back  to  Vancouver  for  a  career  in 
interior  design.  For  25  years  he  had  a  suc- 
cessful commercial  design  practice.  Three 
years  ago  he  decided  to  alter  course.  He  left 
Vancouver  for  Los  Angeles  to  join  the  coun- 
try's largest  interior  design  firm,  and  is 
working  on  big  hotel  projects  in  places  like 
Bali  and  Yugoslavia.  Talk  about  humdrum. 
He  has  three  kids  in  their  30's,  a  former  wife 
who  is  a  successful  family  counselor  in  To- 
ronto, and  a  new  wife  who  is  with  him  in 
West  L.A.  His  address  is  1441  Butler  Ave- 
nue, Apt.  16,  West  Los  Angeles,  CA  90025. 

I  am  trying  to  understand  why  so  many 
people  whose  careers  are  in  publishing  say 
that  they  might  well  have  been  architects 
and  are  carrying  on  some  sort  of  architectu- 
ral activity  on  the  side.  Zeb  Burgess  has 
just  torn  an  arched,  fake  dormer  off  the  roof 
of  his  Stoney  Point,  NY  1880's  house  while 
converting  the  place  into  a  neo-salt  box 
with  his  own  hands.  That  is  what  has  kept 
him  up  the  Hudson,  so  to  speak,  near  Bear 
Mountain  even  though  he  has  to  appear 
every  morning  bright-eyed  at  his  desk  in 
Manhattan  as  Sales  Manager  for  Harper 
Row.  Zeb  went  on  to  talk  about  building  a 
clay-domed,  inside-glazed  house  in  some 
arid  climate.  He  may  read  too  much. 
Thanks  to  those  who  sent  clippings  about 
Peter  Fleming's  part  in  the  "tough  tactics" 
legal  team  for  Drexel  Burnham  s  defense 
against  S.E.C.  charges  of  securities  fraud. 
The  common  wisdom  seems  to  be  that  if 
you  are  going  to  get  in  trouble  do  it  big.  Bill 
Wood  was  our  head  cheerleader  and  may 
still  qualify  for  that  honor  because  he  visits 
so  many  members  of  the  class:  Lasely  some- 
where; Mulligan  at  Ned's  home  in  State 
College,  Pa.  Then  he  crashed  a  party  Bob 
Brooks  was  having  for  250  Ford  dealers  at 
his  home  in  Virginia.  Isn't  it  nice  to  have 
spring  in  the  air? 

I  apologize  for  the  errors  in  Frank  Wil- 
lie's memorial  in  the  last  issue.  Frank  was 
Superintendent  of  Banks  and  Chairman  of 
the  Banking  Board  in  New  York. 


47 

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Mary  Lou  Miller  Hart 
18  Briar  Road 
Wilmington,  DE  19803 


From  Nancy  Hamilton  Eglee  (April  1987): 
"Don  and  I  are  gradually  getting  used  to  the 
idea  of  becoming  grandparents  to  twins  in 
July.  Our  youngest,  Betsy  Lapointe,  is  the 
mother-to-be.  The  babies  will  join  little  Alex- 
ander, age  2-1/2.  A  busy  time  is  in  store  for 
all.  Daughter,  Kate,  our  middle  'child,'  is  a 
R.N.  in  Wallingford,  Conn.  She  is  in  the  OB- 
Gyn.  department  at  Meriden-Wallingford 
Hospital.  How  convenient  for  Betsy!  Son, 
Charles,  has  just  been  made  producer  of  the 
Moonlighting  TV  series.  He  moves  up  from 
writer  and  script  consultant.  He  has  been 
with  the  show  for  over  a  year.  Before  that  he 
was  a  writer  and  story  editor  for  St.  Elsewhere. 
He,  his  wife,  Ninkey  Dalton,  and  stepdaugh- 
ter, Blythe,  live  in  Pacific  Palisades.  Ninkey  is 
an  art  and  set  designer.  She  has  iust  finished 
Elizabeth  Taylor's  latest  movie  filmed  in  Ari- 
zona. They  certainly  lead  a  busy  and  hectic 
life  out  there.  Don  and  I  continue  to  enjoy  re- 
tirement life  on  Cape  Cod.  Don  still  serves  on 
several  corporate  boards  in  New  Haven 
which  takes  him  back  to  our  old  stomping 
grounds.  He  winds  up  a  three-year  stint  on 
the  Yale  Alumni  Board  next  week.  Our  sum- 
mer will  be  busy  with  arms  full  of  babies.  It 
really  is  much  fun  being  grandparents  rather 
than  parents!  Love  and  oest  wishes  to  the 
Class  of  '47!" 

I  am  sorry  to  have  to  pass  on  the  following 
sent  to  me  by  B.  J.  Mitchell  Gort:  Marion 
White  Singleton,  assistant  professor  of  Eng- 
lish at  Dartmouth,  died  February  16,  1988,  in 
Hanover,  New  Hampshire  after  a  year-long 
struggle  with  cancer.  Marion  attended  Welles- 
ley  from  1947  to  1950.  She  completed  her  un- 
dergraduate education  at  San  Jose  State  Uni- 
versity, taking  her  BA  in  1972.  She  pursued 
graduate  studies  in  English  at  the  University 
of  California,  Riverside,  earning  her  MA  in 
1975  and  her  Ph.D.  in  1978.  She  specialized  in 
Renaissance  poetry.  Her  book,  God's  Courtier, 
a  study  of  the  seventeenth-century  poet 
George  Herbert,  was  published  March  1988, 
by  Cambridge  University  Press.  Marion 
taught  at  all  levels  of  the  Dartmouth  English 
department,  from  introductory  freshman 
courses  to  advanced  seminars.  She  was  wide- 
ly praised  as  an  inspiring  and  effective  teach- 
er. She  was  especially  noted  for  her  supervi- 
sion of  a  distinguished  series  of  senior  honors 
theses  in  the  Renaissance.  Devoted  to  litera- 
ture, she  was  also  deeply  concerned  with  the 
welfare  of  her  students.  'Her  office  door  is  al- 
ways open,"  wrote  a  student.  "Her  time  is 
never  too  valuable  to  discuss  something.  Her 
caring  is  always  heartfelt."  The  class  sends 
their  condolences  to  her  three  daughters, 
Pamela  Martin,  Nancy  and  Lisa  Singleton, 
and  three  sons,  Peter,  Gordon  and  Martin  Sin- 
gleton, all  of  whom  live  in  California. 

Correction  (editing  error  fall  Bulletin):  Al- 
though Mackie  Hall  Kernan,  in  her  note,  quotes 
a  poem  of  Alden  Obering's,  the  incorrect  editing 
makes  it  appears  as  if  Alden  Obering  is  quoted, 
when  in  fact  the  entire  passage  under  Mackie  Hall 
Kernan's  name  should  have  been  attributed  to  her. 


AQ  Dan  Tucker 

^°  18  Arlington  Road 

PHILLIPS       Wellesley  Hills,  MA  02181 

The  elections  of  '88  are  over  and  the  Ando- 
ver-Yale  connection  did   not  sweep  only 


George  Bush  into  office.  There  were  other 
Hill  to  Hill  connections.  In  Florida's  10th 
Congressional  District  Andy  Ireland,  Re- 
publican, won  with  74%  of  the  vote,  up 
from  627c  in  1984  when  he  was  stilling  run- 
ning as  a  Democrat.  Andy  serves  on  the 
House  Armed  Forces  and  Small  Business 
Committees  and  has  been  in  Congress  since 
1976.  And  in  West  Virginia  Skip  Hill  won 
his  race  for  judge  of  the  Circuit  Court  in 
Wood  and  Wirt  Counties  with  54%  of  the 
vote.  Skip  started  his  term  with  a  first-ever 
courtroom  reception  of  his  campaign  work- 
ers and  new  associates  in  the  court  system. 
He  is  working  hard,  enjoying  it,  and  plans 
to  do  things  differently  from  his  predeces- 
sors. His  first  rulings  nave  generated  a  fa- 
vorable response  and  regular  front  page 
coverage  in  the  local  paper.  Skip  and  June's 
social  life  included  a  trip  to  see  West  Virgin- 
ia play  Notre  Dame  in  the  Fiesta  Bowl  and 
a  twirl  at  the  Governor's  Inaugural  Ball  in 
Charleston.  If  any  other  classmates  were 
elected,  or  ran  in  1988,  we  would  like  to 
hear  about  it. 

John  Bloom  has  sold  his  business,  Eylet 
Tool,  and  is  luxuriating  in  the  time  he  can 
now  spend  travelling,  going  to  Boston  Sym- 
phony concerts  and  taking  art  courses.  Bill 
Breed  held  an  impromptu  '48  reunion  at  his 
house  in  Hanover  with  Bob  Brace  and 
Whitey  Dunlap  the  day  of  the  Harvard- 
Dartmouth  football  game.  Fred  Bradley 
writes:  "Retired  in  July  1988  as  a  vice  presi- 
dent of  Chevron  after  30  plus  years  of  ser- 
vice. Living  in  McLean,  Virginia."  Dick 
Becker  reports  that  his  younger  daughter 
Annie  is  expecting  her  first  child  and  Dick's 
first  grandchild.  Bill  Penn  says  he  has  been 
enjoying  life  in  Blue  Hill,  Maine,  for  10 
years  now.  Peter  Flemming  says  he  would 
like  to  think  about  retiring  from  his  15- 
partner  law  firm  in  New  York  to  his  second 
home  in  the  Berkshires.  However,  Camilla 
so  enjoys  working  for  Mayor  Koch  in  the 
Human  Resources  Department  that  Pete 
doesn't  think  he  can  lure  her  away.  John 
Dollar  is  semi-retired  as  a  professor  of  elec- 
trical engineering  at  Kansas  State  but  to- 
gether with  Mike  Fischer  '55  has  undertak- 
en the  task  of  academic  advising  for  the 
Kansas  State  athletic  department. 

Saw  Emily  and  Al  West  during  their 
Christmas  vacation  return  to  the  Boston 
area.  AI  is  assistant  professor  of  chemistry  at 
Lawrence  University,  Appleton,  Wisconsin. 
Their  daughter  Kate  is  getting  married  in 
May  in  Weston,  Mass.  Daughter  Meg  and 
her  husband  shepherd  a  Presbyterian  flock 
in  Mt.  Vernon,  Ind.  Son  Dan  is  a  computer 
programmer  in  Boston.  Al  hopes  to  make 
our  fiftieth  reunion,  as  we  all  do.  Pete  Nich- 
olson writes  in:  "Within  the  past  few  years  I 
have  survived  a  heart  attack,  changed  my 
marital  status,  my  surgical  practice  and  my 
life  style.  I  have  not  changed  my  loyalty  to 
Andover."  Joe  Jaffer  is  changing  careers.  He 
sold  his  specialty  foods  company,  and  is 
now  working  on  a  professional  engineering 
license,  is  learning  about  computers  and 
hopes  to  start  a  consulting  practice.  Paul 
McHugh  continues  as  a  director  of  the  Psy- 
chiatry Department  at  Johns  Hopkins  Hos- 
pital. His  daughter  Claire  is  a  reporter  for 
the  New  York  Post.  Clyde  "Pete*'  Selleck 
writes  in:  "I  enjoyed  the  40th  Reunion  im- 
mensely. It  was  amazing  to  see  that  no  one 
had  changed  since  '48.  I  am  still  in  Welles- 
ley,  working  at  Stone  &  Webster  Engineer- 
ing corporation  in  Boston."  Pete  ana  Dolly 
spent  Christmas  week  with  their  son  and  his 
family  in  Greenville,  SC. 

A  late  report  came  in  from  Terry  Bucha- 


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nan  in  California.  He  has  talked  to  Harry 
Flynn  who  lives  in  North  Hollywood  with 
his  wife,  Pamela,  and  son  Sidney.  Harry 
does  publicity  for  personalities  of  the  world 
of  films  and  television.  His  older  son,  Harry 
'75  has  returned  to  Edgartown  and  is  a 
builder.  Terry  tracked  down  his  old  room- 
mate Jim  Carroll  who  lives  in  West  Hart- 
ford and  is  now  director  of  marketing  at 
Dexter  Corporation  (founded  in  1767,  even 
before  PA).  His  wife  Margaret  is  in  the  De- 
velopment Office  of  Trinity  College  and  his 
son,  a  math  major,  graduates  from  Harvard 
in  '89.  Finally  Terry  located  Bill  Freeman  in 
New  Caanan,  Conn.  Bill  is  about  to  retire 
from  Texaco.  The  Freemans  have  3  daugh- 
ters. 

In  a  most  horrible  accident  in  early  Janu- 
ary, Carol  and  Phil  Aronson's  son  David 
was  killed  when  the  car  he  was  in  was 
rammed  from  behind  and  caught  fire  while 
stopped  at  a  toll  booth  on  the  Massachu- 
setts turnpike  in  Boston.  Also  killed  was 
David's  brother-in-law.  Our  deepest  sym- 
pathy goes  to  Phil  and  Carol  and  their 
daughter-in-law. 


AQ  Rosemary  Jones 

1718  N.E.  7th  Avenue 
ABBOT  Fort  Lauderdale,  FL  33305 

Marcy  Grimshaw  Bivens  reports  from  Fair- 
fax, Va.,  that  she  has  moved  18  times  since 
her  marriage  in  '54.  Her  husband  is  an  An- 
napolis grad  associated  with  nuclear  sub- 
marines. They  have  three  children  and  two 
grandchildren.  A  graduate  of  Penn  State, 
Marcy  has  kept  busy  as  a  Red  Cross  and 
hospital  and  officers  wives  club  volunteer 
ana  enjoys  antiques,  interior  decorating 
and  travel.  "I  have  had  a  wonderful,  fasci- 
nating and  exciting  life,"  she  writes.  Judy 
Erdmann  Makrianes  writes  from  NYC  that 
she  works  in  the  after  school  program  of 
the  Boys  Club  in  Jefferson  Park,  Harlem. 
"We  help  the  boys  do  their  homework, 
read,  talk,  feel  good  about  themselves.  .  .  I 
love  my  work  and  it  has  kept  me  going 
through  thick  and  thin,"  says  Judy,  who 
holds  an  M.A.  from  Columbia.  She  and  her 
husband,  president  of  an  executive  search 
firm,  have  five  children  (the  youngest  at 
Vassar)  and  four  grandchildren.  Judy  also 
works  part  time  with  AIDS  patients  at  Bel- 
levue  Hospital.  "I  find  this  time  in  my  life 
very  satisfying  ...  I  don't  think  getting  old- 
er is  a  negative  ...  for  some  reason  I  feel 
more  pulled  together  and  though  the  body 
may  be  constrained,  the  spirit  has  taken  off! 
I  guess  it  is  just  the  balance  of  nature." 

Marguerite  Moss  Heery  sends  word 
from  Athens,  Ga.,  that  although  she  attend- 
ed Abbot  for  only  one  year,  the  school  and 
friends  had  a  very  positive  influence  on  her 
life.  She  holds  two  degrees  from  the  Univer- 
sity of  Georgia  and  continues  to  take  many 
classes,  her  latest  interest — landscape  archi- 
tecture. "My  church  and  my  family  are 
most  important,"  she  writes  and  adds  that 
she  lives  in  her  parents'  home  (Wahroonga) 
while  one  son  lives  in  her  great- 
grandparents'  home  (Moss  Side).  She  has 
taught  school,  done  volunteer  work  and 
had  varied  business  interests,  "but  what 
gives  me  the  most  pleasure  is  watching  our 
sons  become  contributing  members  of  soci- 
ety and  knowing  they  are  such  really  great 
people."  Her  oldest  and  his  wife  are  doc- 
tors, doing  their  residencies  at  Vanderbilt. 


"And,  of  course,  the  greatest  joy,  as  all 
grandparents  know,  is  enjoying  a  grand- 
child as  his  mind  develops,  and  he  reasons 
and  explores." 

Another  proud  grandparent,  of  five,  is 
Lee  Booth  Witwer,  who  visited  with  me  in 
the  fall  when  she  and  Corky  were  in  So. 
Florida  to  buy  a  boat  for  their  new  vacation 
property  in  Key  West.  They  had  visited  Ko- 
rea in  the  spring  and  were  off  on  a  trip  to 
Africa  in  November.  They  and  other  family 
members  are  involved  in  their  newspaper 
business  in  Indiana.  What  seems  to  please 
Lee  most  is  that  one  daughter,  an  attorney, 
is  now  married  to  a  pig  farmer. 

Lee's  former  roommate,  Biz  Bisgood  Ga- 
lusah,  writes  from  Horseheads,  N.Y.,  that 
she  will  be  heading  to  Florida  en  route  to  a 
tour  of  South  America.  Biz  is  recovering 
nicely  from  hip  surgery. 

And  did  you  all  see  Gene  Young's  full- 
page  photo  in  Lear's  magazine,  picturing 
some  of  America's  most  beautiful  women? 
Well,  we  voted  her  that  back  in  '48,  right? 


40th  REUNION! 

June  9-11, 1989 


AQ  Paul  L.  Nash 

^  37  140  Broadway,  Room  4500 

PHILLIPS  New  York,  NY  10005 

Several  articles  on  the  dedication  of  the  H. 
Alden  Johnson,  Jr.  Rink  at  the  Pingree 
School  in  South  Hamilton,  Massachusetts, 
were  kindly  sent  to  me  by  Ed  Smith.  The 
following  appeared  in  the  program  for  the 
dedication,  held  in  December,  1988:  "A 
trustee  of  Pingree  School  from  1980  to  1982, 
Augie  brought  strength,  spirit,  and  wisdom 
to  tne  school  and  his  advice  and  encourage- 
ment helped  to  shape  its  future.  A  tireless 
worker  on  Pingree's  behalf  and  a  generous 
supporter  of  its  causes,  Augie  was  a  true 
friend  of  the  school.  Augie  was  deeply 
committed  to  the  construction  of  a  rink  for 
Pingree  School  and  it  is  with  pride  that  it 
has  Deen  named  for  him." 

Jerome  Karst  is  living  in  what  he  claims 
to  be  the  "Nation's  Oldest  City,"  St.  Augus- 
tine, Florida.  He  reports  that  the  restoration 
of  St.  George  Street  has  recently  been  com- 
pleted, the  city  is  booming  and  the  tourist 
trade  is  brisk. 

I  recently  heard  from  Bill  Torrey,  writing 
from  home  in  Phoenix  having  just  returned 
from  the  Andover-in-Arizona  II  weekend  in 
Tucson.  Bill  threatens  to  attend  our  40th, 
thereby  ruining  his  record  of  never  having 
attended  any  of  his  prep  school  or  college 
reunions.  They're  really  fun,  Bill.  We  hope 
you'll  give  the  40th  a  try! 

I  am  sorry  to  report  that  the  alumni  office 
has  informed  me  that  Walter  Bass  died  of  a 
heart  attach  on  8  December  1988.  No  fur- 
ther information  concerning  Wally  was 
available  at  the  date  of  writing. 

See  you  at  the  40th  Reunion,  9-11  June 
1989! 


51 

PHILLIPS 


E.  Osborne  Ayscue,  Jr. 
P.O.  Box  31247 
Charlotte,  NC  28231 


Bill  Goodman  has  joined  Boyden  Interna- 
tional Inc.,  an  executive  search  firm,  as  a 
senior  vice  president  in  its  New  York  office. 
Previously  he  was  personnel  manager  of 
Brown  Brothers  Harriman  &  Co.  for  fifteen 
years  and  a  vice  president,  Personnel,  at 
Morgan  Guaranty  Trust  Company  for  thir- 
teen years.  Bill  is  also  vice  chairman  of  the 
Beth  Israel  Medical  Center  and  the  Doctors 
Hospital  of  New  York  City.  He  is  a  past 
president  and  currently  a  member  of  the 
Council  of  the  Yale  Club  of  New  York  City. 

Halsey  Sandford  in  a  Christmas  card  re- 
ports a  marriage  (of  lawyer  son,  Neil)  and  a 
death  (of  his  mother  two  weeks  later).  Hal- 
sey and  Barb  went  fishing  in  Alaska  in  July 
and  caught  so  many  king  salmon  that  they 
got  hooked  on  fishing. 

Steve  Yamamoto's  annual  Christmas  let- 
ters, although  centered  on  family  news, 
provide  an  illuminating  look  into  another 
world.  Steve  and  a  colleague  have  translat- 
ed a  book,  The  Joy  of  Science,  by  Carl  J.  Sni- 
dermann,  that  sold  over  7,000  copies  in  the 
first  six  months.  Steve  has  a  proton  syn- 
chrotron experiment  that  as  of  December 
had  been  running  for  over  a  year  with  at 
least  seven  more  months  to  go.  The  experi- 
ment is  so  difficult  and  complex  that  two  of 
his  students  are  working  on  it  for  their 
Ph.D.  theses.  Steve  is  also  placement  officer 
for  students  graduating  from  the  Physics 
Department  at  the  University  of  Tokyo. 
Steve  and  his  wife,  Keiko,  celebrated  their 
25th  anniversary  together  in  November. 
Keiko  has  translated  David  K.  Reynolds' 
Playing  Ball  with  Running  Water  into  Japa- 
nese, teaches  English  and  French  and  plays 
golf.  Son  Yuji  is  applying  to  graduate 
schools.  Daughter  Etsuko  is  half-way 
through  undergraduate  school,  sailing  and 
waitressing  in  a  pub  frequented  by  her  fel- 
low students.  A  final  footnote:  Steve's 
mother  recuperated  quickly  from  surgery 
last  winter  and  returned  to  her  position  as  a 
lady-in-waiting  for  the  Imperial  Household. 
I  hope  that  Steve's  next  letter  will  contain 
some  of  his  reflections  on  the  death  of  Em- 
peror Hirohito,  whose  reign  spanned  a  sig- 
nificant part  of  this  century. 


C"l  Rosamond  Reifsnyder  Peck 

J±  BoxN 


ABBOT 


Waverly,  PA  18471 


Shirley  Young  has  been  hired  by  General 
Motors  as  vice-president  of  Consumer  Mar- 
ket Development.  Shirley  has  most  recently 
been  president  of  Grey  Strategic  Marketing, 
a  position  she  took  in  1983  after  being  exec- 
utive vice-president  and  head  of  research 
for  many  years.  She  joined  Grey  in  1959  af- 
ter working  at  the  Alfred  Politz  Research 
Organization,  Hudson  Paper  and  Benton 
and  Bowles.  I  remember  Shirley,  impecca- 
ble in  an  elegant,  slim,  Chinese  silk  dress, 
playing  the  piano  with  reassuring  confi- 
dence at  student  recitals  in  the  big  auditori- 
um at  McKeen.  Everything  she  did  was  ac- 
complished with  quiet  brilliance  and  a 
winning  smile.  Her  success  delights  us  all 
and  doesn't  surprise  me  one  bit.  Congratu- 
lations, Shirley,  we  love  to  blow  your  horn! 
And  her  photo  in  The  New  York  Times  shows 
she  hasn  t  changed  since  1951!  Linn  Furst 


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Carlson  reports,  with  justifiable  pride,  the 
successful  completion  of  the  capital  cam- 
paign she  led  for  an  economic  development 
group  in  Port  Allegany,  Pa.  The  town  is  an 
economically  depressed  area  with  a  popula- 
tion of  2600,  so  she  was  pleased  with  the  to- 
tal of  $104,000.  The  entire  campaign  was  ac- 
complished in  one  year.  The  funds  will  be 
used  as  seed  money  to  serve  as  matching 
funds  in  order  to  attract  grants  and  com- 
pound the  power  of  the  local  money.  Our 
nats  are  off  to  you  Linn,  for  the  power  of 
your  positive  thinking  and  perseverance, 
familiar  traits  from  days  of  yore.  Linn  also 
told  me  her  daughter  Margaret  has  moved 
from  Boston  to  Chicago,  and  son,  Dwight  is 
at  Brown  where  he  puts  a  lot  of  happy  ener- 
gy into  singing,  as  well  as  his  studies. 

Susan  Kimball  Sugar  writes  that  she 
was  flat  on  her  back  this  fall  with  a  rup- 
tured disc:  "Am  mending  slowly  and  hope 
to  get  back  on  the  tennis  courts  by  spring — 
slowly!  Ouch."  And  her  Christmas  card 
goes  right  on  to  say,  "Off  to  Salzburg,  Vien- 
na, and  Budapest  for  the  holidays — -nope  to 
get  my  fill  of  Mozart  (never!)  and  see  old 
friends  and  keep  the  schlag  intake  to  a  min- 
imum. Knowing  my  will  power,  I  am  tak- 
ing only  elastic-waisted  clothes."  Her 
daughter  Helen  is  working  as  stage  manag- 
er/director with  a  small  theater  in  down- 
town Boston.  Her  son  Jamie  is  moving  to 
Colorado  to  practice  carpentry  among  the 
mountains.  She  will  miss  him,  but  supports 
his  move  and  looks  forward  to  his  finally 
having  his  own  place,  his  own  pots  and 
pans,  his  own  garbage  cans,  etc.! 

Lydia  Eccles  Page  helped  her  husband, 
John,  turn  60  in  December  and  Susie  helped 
them  celebrate.  Rosamond  Reifsnyder 
Peck  (that's  me)  also  helped  her  husband, 
Jim,  turn  60,  and  we  celebrated  by  going  to 
the  Olympics  in  Seoul  to  watch  Abby  run  in 
the  U.S.  women's  eight.  They  finished  a  dis- 
appointing sixth  (after  a  silver  at  World 
Championships  in  1987,  their  hopes  were 
high),  but  we  all  had  a  wonderful  time. 
(Laura  was  the  last  contender  cut  from  the 
sculling  camp  in  Hanover  for  the  fourth 
year  in  a  row,  so  we  were  disappointed  that 
she  did  not  make  the  team,  but  proud  of 
her  dedication  and  effort  all  these  years.) 
The  Koreans  were  excellent  hosts  and  their 
country  was  beautiful,  bustling,  full  of  color 
and  pageantry  for  the  events  and  noticeably 
"whiffy"  to  the  Western  nose.  We  went  on 
to  Bangkok  for  five  days  (nowhere  near 
enough  time!)  of  magical  palaces,  temples, 
golden  Buddhas,  chocolate  river,  horrific 
traffic,  endless  rice  fields  and  incredible  va- 
rieties of  foods.  Then  to  Hawaii  to  a  reunion 
with  Navy  friends  we  hadn't  seen  in  32 
years.  Needless  to  say,  it  was  a  great  gab 
test  as  well  as  a  welcome  break  in  the  end- 
less hours  in  the  air.  I  realized  that  if  you 
put  a  knitting  needle  into  the  globe  at  Wav- 
erly,  Pa.,  it  comes  out  almost  directly  oppo- 
site in  Bangkok.  What  a  treat  to  have  seen 
so  many  wondrous  sights  with  such  good 
reasons. 


C'5  F.  William  Kaufmann  III 

DO  295  Madison  Avenue 

PHILLIPS  New  York,  NY  1001 7 

I  don't  suppose  there  is  anyone  in  our  class 
who  has  missed  the  name  of  Bob  Pelletreau 
in  the  current  events  of  the  day,  but  as  the 
dutiful  guardian  of  all  that  is  1953,  I  should 


mention  that  he  is  our  ambassador  to  Tuni- 
sia and  the  diplomat  designated  as  the  sole 
American  liaison  with  the  Palestine  Libera- 
tion Organization.  Constant  readers  of  this 
column  will  recall  that  Bob  was  formerly 
ambassador  to  Bahrain  and  has  been  heavi- 
ly involved  in  Middle  East  affairs  for  some 
time.  It  is  reassuring  to  know  that  the  fu- 
ture of  the  world  is,  to  some  degree,  in  the 
hands  of  the  man  the  1953  Pot  Pourri  re- 
ferred to  as  Captain  Pell  under  a  picture 
captioned,  "He  scored  on  Deerfield." 

Moving  over  to  local  news,  I  recently  at- 
tended a  NY  dinner  to  kick  off  a  major 
fund-raising  effort  to  renovate  George 
Washington  Hall.  Hosted  by  Don  Shapiro, 
it  was  a  fabulous  evening  which  included  a 
confession  by  featured  speaker,  Jack  Lem- 
mon  '43,  who  devilishly  whispered  into  a 
microphone  that  he  once  owed  money  to 
the  Harvard  Club  and  that  he  might  be 
whisked  away  from  the  podium  at  any  mo- 
ment if  anyone  outside  the  room  knew  he 
was  there. 

Notes  and  tributes  are  still  coming  in  for 
the  Bixby/Golden  35th  reunion.  Writes 
Gordon  MacKenzie,  "The  warmth  of  class- 
mates at  last  June's  reunion  makes  my  wife 
and  me  eager  for  more.  It  is  a  different  feel- 
ing than  a  college  reunion,  probably  be- 
cause we  were  all  more  vulnerable  and  im- 
pressionable and  sequestered  during  those 
years." 

If  you've  ever  reached  into  your  pocket 
to  discover  that  the  $20  you  thought  you 
had  was  missing,  you'll  sympathize  with 
Ed  Ansin  whose  TV  station',  WSVN,  always 
an  NBC  affiliate,  will  become  an  indepen- 
dent on  2  January  1989  thereby  reducing  its 
value  by  $200  million.  "  'It's  heartbreaking,' 
said  Mr.  Ansin.  He  has  filed  lawsuits 
against  NBC  and  CBS,  claiming  abuse  of 
the  monopolistic  power  of  affiliation,"  said 
the  newspaper  story  by  Peter  J.  Boyer. 

Denny  Hatch  jeeped  into  Madison, 
Conn.,  the  other  day  with  passengers  Peggy 
(his  wife),  Flor  Kist,  et  Heleen  (daughter). 
The  grandmaster  of  the  House  of  Her  Ma- 
jesty The  Queen  as  well  as  the  publisher  of 
Who's  Mailing  Wliat  (and  other  essential  di- 
rect mail  publications)  were  both  in  good 
spirits  as  we  all  toasted  1989  (and  1953). 

Brief  notes:  Bill  Joseph  has  recently 
joined  the  New  York  law  firm  of  Myerson 
&  Kuhn.  Nort  Wright,  the  TV  producer 
who  was  mysteriously  referred  to  in  the  last 
Bulletin  as  Mort,  is  working  on  a  film;  and 
John  Ratte's  roommate,  John  Poppy,  Esq. 
has  a  monthly  column  in  Esquire. 

Even  briefer  notes:  John  Scranton,  the 
Herbert  L.  Jamison  &  Co.  partner  and  insu- 
rance exec,  has  discovered  that  his  Kev 
West  home  is  about  two  minutes  from  Bob 
Ornsteen's.  Nancy  Segal's  children,  Debbie 
(law  student),  Tod  (travelling  student),  Jeff 
(social  worker),  and  Doug  (TV  production 
rep.)  are  all  well.  Joe  Mesics,  the  former 
secretary  of  the  academy  (and  the  most  suc- 
cessful fund  raiser  in  the  school's  history), 
is  now  a  consultant  in  the  fund-raising  busi- 
ness and  is  also  working  part-time  in  the 
Lebanon  (Pa.)  Public  Defenders  office;  and 
Tony  Lopez  is  no  doubt  pleased  with  his  ef- 
forts on  behalf  of  the  new  president  of  the 
United  States.  He  was  deputy  director  of  re- 
search for  the  campaign,  and  in  December 
'88  was  appointed  special  aid  to  the  presi- 
dent in  charge  of  White  House  military  po- 
lice. 


C'i  Ann  Kennedy  Irish 

^  259  East  Bluff  Dr. 

ABBOT  Harbor  Springs,  Ml  49740 

One  of  the  aids  available  to  class  secretaries 
is  a  supply  of  postcards  that  can  be  sent  out 
to  classmates  in  order  to  elicit  current  news 
for  the  Bulletin.  My  batting  average  is  .500!  I 
sent  two  cards  and  had  one  returned — a 
nice  note  from  Ellen  Smith  who  lives  in 
Cambridge  and  teaches  fourth  grade  in 
Wellesley.  Thanks  Ellen.  In  December,  I  re- 
ceived the  normal  (for  that  time  of  year) 
class  solicitation  letter  from  Abbot/ 
Andover.  But  this  time  there  was  a  divi- 
dend: a  reprint  of  a  Wall  Street  journal  col- 
umn by  Raymond  Sokolov  written  on  the 
100th  anniversary  of  T.S.  Eliot's  birth.  It 
was  a  review  of  the  newly  released  book 
The  Letters  of  T.S.  Eliot,  Vol.1, 1898-1922,  edit- 
ed by  Valerie  Eliot,  the  poet's  widow  (sec- 
ond wife  and  former  secretary).  Dorothy 
Giles  Ham,  who  with  Audrey  Taylor 
McLean,  is  now  a  class  agent,  sent  me  the 
Eliot  column  remembering  my  affiliation 
with  ADS  (Abbot  Dramatic  Society)  and  its 
faculty  guiding  light,  Emily  Hale.  Notably 
missing  from  the  Eliot  book  are  "Tom's  let- 
ters to  Emily."  When  Miss  Hale  died,  she 
left  those  letters,  numbering  more  than 
1000,  to  Princeton  University  and  specified 
that  they  remain  under  seal  until  2020.  I 
should  have  suspected  something.  In  the 
fall  of  1952,  T.S.  Eliot  appeared  on  the  Ab- 
bot campus  for  a  brief  talk  to  the  students 
and  some  readings  from  his  works.  At  the 
tender  age  of  16,  I  was  far  more  impressed 
by  his  fame  than  his  writings;  and  when  1 
was  allowed  to  carry  his  hat  from  the  chap- 
el to  Draper  Hall,  Miss  Hale  squeezed  my 
arm  and  assured  me  it  was  an  act  that 
would  impress  itself  upon  me  more  fully  in 
later  years.  She  was  right. 

While  I'm  on  the  subject  of  books,  let  me 
update  you  on  Ann  Zuill  Williams'  book, 
Lite  Back  Yard,  recently  published  by  Mac- 
Millan.  In  November  1988,  Dave  and  I  had 
a  wonderful  visit  with  Ann  and  Colin  at 
their  home  in  Surrey.  Ann  had  just  received 
her  first  copy  of  the  book  and  we  all  poured 
over  it  with  growing  enthusiasm.  It  is  just 
under  100  pages  of  the  most  delightful  writ- 
ing. To  remember  Zoo  is  to  hear  that  won- 
derful laugh.  She  hasn't  changed,  and  her 
sense  of  humor  is  ever-present  in  the  book. 
By  the  time  you  read  this  in  the  spring  Bul- 
letin, I'll  have  some  copies  of  the  book  avail- 
able. Please  contact  me  for  details. 

I  hope  you  all  signed  up  for  the  new 
Andover  directory.  It's  very  well  put  to- 
gether and  a  valuable  resource  if  you're  at 
all  curious  about  who  lives  where.  Two 
days  after  I  received  it,  I  tried  phoning  Julie 
Gaines  Phalen.  Her  area  code  is  listed  as 
617,  but  it  is  now  508.  Cliff  and  Julie  have 
put  together  a  small  cookbook,  and  I  did  a 
similar  project.  Anyone  else  with  books  to 
report? 

According  to  my  estimates,  our  class  is 
spread  through  20  of  the  50  states  as  well  as 
Washington,  D.C.  A  broader  representation 
than  we  provided  as  students.  I'd  be  inter- 
ested in  hearing  from  some  of  the  more  far- 
flung  classmates  as  to  why  they're  where 
they  are.  We  also  have  two  foreign  resi- 
dents. Ann  Zuill  Williams  in  England,  and 
Patricia  Earhart  in  Australia. 

Carol  Hardin  Kimball  phoned  recently. 
She  is  now  working  in  financial  planning 
with  Cigna.  Her  home  base  is  Lyme,  Conn., 
so  her  NYC  apartment  is  on  the  market.  She 


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is  serving  as  chair  of  the  Abbot  Campus 
Committee.  Their  charge  is  to  ensure  a 
proper  use  of  our  campus  in  keeping  with 
the  needs  of  Andover.  They  are  making 
progress  via  the  historical  preservation  lim- 
ited partnership.  Good  luck,  Carol. 

In  other  news  of  Carol,  her  daughter  Jen- 
nifer (Andover  '82)  sang  at  the  Andover 
Christmas  party  in  Boston  and  made  Mom 
very  proua.  Son  Andrew  was  head  of  the 
(successful)  Dukakis  Wisconsin  campaign 
and  is  now  working  in  Washington,  D.C. 

Weddings  and  anniversaries:  Anne  Oli- 
ver Jackson's  daughter  Lee  was  married  in 
June.  .  .  .  Muffy  Grant  Lynch  and  Bill  cele- 
brated 30  years  last  September.  Dave  and  I 
will  do  the  same  on  May  9. 

A  final  plea:  if  you  receive  a  news- 
gathering  postcard,  please  respond.  You 
make  the  news,  not  I. 


35th  REUNION! 

June  9-11, 1989 


ZLA  Kent  McKamy 

J^  2222  Park  Avenue 

PHILLIPS  New  York,  NY  10128 

Thanks  to  all  of  you  who  responded  so 
quickly  to  my  December  letter  about  our 
35th  (gasp,  wheeze)  reunion  9,  10,  and  11 
June.  For  those  of  you  who  didn't  have  lead 
in  their  pencils  when  the  note  arrived, 
please  be  sure  to  save  the  weekend  now, 
and  drop  a  card  or  letter  to  me  or  Denis 
Tippo  at  Andover,  letting  us  know  you 
plan  to  attend. 

Ollie  Whipple,  clearly  more  observant 
than  I,  noted  that  I  referred  to  an  enclosed 
card  in  my  first  letter,  and  then  didn't  en- 
close a  card.  That's  why  you  got  a  second 
letter  ...  a  sneaky  way  to  bang  your  memo- 
ry twice.  Anyway,  Ollie's  going  to  try  to 
make  it,  and  so  are  Henry  Hammond,  and 
Hugh  Mainelli,  Jr.  Joe  McPhillips  writes 
from  Morocco,  where  he  is  headmaster  of 
the  American  School  of  Tangier,  that  he 
would  love  to  be  at  the  reunion,  but  that  it 
falls  just  one  week  before  his  school's  grad- 
uation. So,  as  Joe  puts  it,  "I  [will]  have  to 
get  all  my  information  concerning  class- 
mates and  activities  second  hand  from  Bob 
Semple,  who  sits  on  the  board  of  the 
school."  We'll  miss  you,  Joe.  Dick  Starratt, 
whose  name  I  misspelled  in  the  aforemen- 
tioned letter,  has  moved  back  North  from 
Palm  Beach.  Dick  and  Ellen  are  living  in 
Philadelphia,  where  Dick  toils  for  the  com- 
mercial banking  department  of  Meritor  Fi- 
nancial Group.  Ellen  continues  to  ply  the 
real  estate  trade,  dividing  her  time  between 
Philadelphia  and  Palm  Beach  .  .  .  P.  D. 
Block  passes  through  New  York  all  too  in- 
frequently, but  he  and  I  and  my  wife,  Lin- 
da, had  a  very  pleasant  dinner  several 
months  ago,  where  I  learned  P.D.'s  wife, 
Judy,  was  in  high  spirits  and  that  P.D.'s  son 
has  become  a  fearsome  hockey  player.  .  . 
Herbert  Whittall  joined  Karl  Lange  and 
Jane  on  their  boat  on  Kentucky  Lake  for  a 
long  weekend  last  summer.  He  reports  that 
this  was  a  fine  opportunity  for  the  Langes 
to  meet  his  new  wife,  Nancy. 


Chuck  Fagan,  from  out  Ligonier,  Pa., 
way,  says  that  he  has  been  a  frequent  visi- 
tor to  the  Hill  during  the  past  year,  since  his 
son  J.K.  is  currently  a  student.  Chuck's  old- 
er son,  Chas  '84,  is  at  Yale,  and  his  daughter 
Lisa  '82  married  in  November  1987,  and  left 
Chuck's  payroll  .  .  .  Bobby  Zarem  was  the 
subject  of  an  arch  article  in  Spy,  a  hilarious 
and  irreverent  magazine  published  in  Man- 
hattan largely  for  Manrtattanites.  In  the 
'"nuf  said'  dept.,  I  quote  the  article's  open- 
ing: "How  will  the  visionaries  of  today  — 
the  true  greats  —  be  regarded  50  or  100 
years  hence?  Will  our  progeny  appreciate 
the  brilliance,  see  it  plain  and  undeniable, 
as  we  do?  Or  will  they  scoff  at  our  quaint, 
hopelessly  twentieth-century  notion  of 
greatness?  This  name  they  will  know.  It  is 
the  name  Robert  Myron  Zarem,  and  each  of 
us  is  fortunate  to  be  living  now,  during  the 
man's  lifetime  —  to  walk  the  earth  he 
walks,  breathe  the  air  he  breathes,  read  the 
publicity  releases  he  writes  ...  for  if  not  for 
this  son  of  Savannah  who  came  to  us 
through  Philips  Academy  and  Yale,  we 
would  know  considerably  less  about  Death- 
trap, The  Terry  Fox  Story,  the  rock  opera 
Tommy,  the  Hard  Rock'  Cafe,  Callanetics 
and,  of  course,  the  novels  of  Jackie  Collins.  . 

"  Bobby  is  probably  the  best  known  celeb- 
rity and  show  business  publicist  east  of  Ro- 
deo Drive,  and  it  is  to  his  credit  that  Spy 
chose  to  spoof  him  gently. 

Other  celebrities  in  trie  news  are  artists 
Frank  Stella  and  Les  Blank.  Frank's  work 
is  praised  throughout  the  world,  and  he 
had  his  second  major  exhibition  at  New 
York's  Museum  of  Modern  Art  last  year. 
No  doubt  Frank  was  amused,  as  you  will 
be,  by  a  newspaper  article  on  the  exhibit 
which  noted  that  .  .  .  "Frank  Stella  .  .  .  stud- 
ied painting  at  Phillips  Exeter  Academy  in 
Andover  and  at  Princeton  University.  .  .  " 
Les  sent  a  card  recently  saying  he  hopes  to 
be  at  the  reunion,  and  a  clipping  that  denot- 
ed the  dozens  of  prizes  his  folk  culture 
films  have  won.  Four  years  ago,  Les  was 
the  Louis  B.  Mayer  Filmmaker  in  Residence 
at  Dartmouth,  and  a  fellow  of  the  Sundance 
Institute  in  Utah. 

And  a  final  soft  ribbing  from  Harry  Lane, 
who  writes  that  ".  .  .  it  is  that  time  again  to 
send  you  sand  from  Waikiki,  [although]  it's 
dangerous  just  to  mention  I'm  still  in  Hono- 
lulu!" And  that  note  sits  here  in  front  of  me 
on  a  17  degree  night  in  New  York  City,  alas. 

Tim  Hogen  and  Dave  Mackenzie  have 
been  working  very  hard  to  make  our  Annu- 
al Fund  Drive  a  success  and  to  encourage 
you  to  give  to  the  Oliver  Wendell  Holmes 
Library  Patio  project  —  a  special  and  last- 
ing gift  from  '54.  Please  help  them  out. 
Looking  forward  to  seeing  you  on  June  9! 


Molly  Young  Sauereisen 
220  Mrvelwood  Place 
ABBOT  Pittsburgh,  PA  15215 

Hope  you  are  gathering  and  saving  all  your 
news  for  our  grand  35tn  reunion,  9-11  June! 
As  a  start,  here  is  a  sampling  of  news: 

Panna  de  Cholnoky  O'Connor  writes 
from  France  that  Norton  &  Co.  will  publish 
one  of  Philip's  books  this  spring,  and  they 
hope  to  come  over  for  it!  We  shall  look  for- 
ward to  seeing  the  publications.  Congratu- 
lations. Marti  Belknap  and  husband,  Bill 
Brennen,  celebrated  their  5th  anniversary 
camping  and  exploring  in  Hawaii.  Marti 


teaches  Stree  Managment  and  Creativity 
courses  at  the  U.  of  Colorado  as  well  as 
Spanish,  piano  and  yoga  in  Gold  Hill.  Mar- 
is Oamer  Noble  traveled  in  Colorado  last 
summer  with  son  Stephen,  25,  who's  study- 
ing for  a  Ph.D.  in  political  science  at  UCLA, 
and  daughter  Lexi,  23,  who  lives  in  Ports- 
mouth, finishing  at  UNH.  Maris  and  her 
children  have  skied  in  the  Canadian  Mara- 
thon for  11  years!  Maris  has  been  a  pediat- 
ric social  worker  at  Dartmouth  Hitchcock 
Medical  Center  for  11  years.  This  summer 
she  had  a  great  reunion  with  Valjeanne 
Brodeur  Paxton  who  is  the  chaplain  at  Dan- 
vers  State  Hospital. 

Mary  Chichester  Woolverton  is  also  a 
pediatric  social  worker  at  Fitzsimons  Army 
Medical  Center.  Her  special  interest  is  Pet 
Therapy.  Mary  raises,  trains  and  shows  her 
28  Morgan  horses  and  won  a  Reserve 
World  Championship  at  the  1988  Morgan 
Grand  National.  She  is  chairperson  of  the 
Nat'l  Steering  Committee,  lives  on  her 
farm,  and  would  welcome  any  visitors  to 
Littleton,  Colordado.  Winnie  Johnson 
Sharp  writes  from  Fla.  where  she  serves  as 
chief  judge  of  the  Appellate  Court.  Her 
daughter  and  last  child  is  now  a  junior  at 
Andover.  Winnie  had  a  great  reunion  with 
the  '53  class  and  hopes  to  see  many  of  our 
class  in  June!  Also  attending  are  Sam  Thay- 
er and  Vicky  Schwab  Aronoff.  Vicky  and 
Sam  celebrated  their  30th  Wellesley  reunion 
in  Philadelphia  this  summer!  Vicly's  hus- 
band, Stan,  is  president  of  the  Ohio  Senate. 
Our  best  congratulations,  indeed!  Sam  con- 
tinues to  work  in  the  dean  of  studies  office 
at  PA,  and  husband  Philip  teaches  English 
and  is  Protestant  chaplain.  Son  John,  29,  is 
with  an  export/import  company;  Alison, 
27,  lives  at  St.  Paul's  School  in  N.H.  with  3- 
and  1-1/2-year-old  boys  while  her  husband 
teaches  history,  coaches  basketball,  and 
works  in  admissions.  Son  Thayer,  23,  is  in 
Korea  as  a  teaching  fellow  for  a  year's  Pot- 
ter Study,  after  teaching  in  the  Art  Dept.  at 
PA  last  year.  Grier  Moen  Catledge  hopes 
to  be  in  Andover  as  her  son  Caswell  is 
vouth  director  for  a  small  church.  Since  the 
Peace  Corp.,  Grier  has  a  private  practice  for 
handicapped  children. 

Sarah  Harrington  Williams  is  restoring 
an  1813  country  farm  house  complete  with 
barn  and  22  acres.  A  great  place  for  their  six 
grandchildren.  Sarah  sees  Miss  Judd  and 
Miss  Goodwin  occasionally!  Nancy  Don- 
nelly Bliss  began  her  28th  year  at  Green- 
wich Country  Day.  Nancy  works  with  4- 
and  5-year-olds  on  environmental  issues  in 
the  science  curriculum,  and  spent  a  week 
this  summer  at  Tufts  for  an  Environmental 
Leadership  Training  Institute.  Our  sympa- 
thy to  Nancy  and  her  family  over  the  loss  of 
her  mother  who  died  on  April  30th  after 
suffering  a  heart  attack.  Son  David  teaches 
in  Ligonier,  Pa.,  and  Nancy  enjoys  summers 
in  Maine  with  her  grandson! 

I  spoke  with  Audrey  Davis  Trowbridge 
several  times  this  summer  hoping  to  con- 
vince her  to  travel  to  Pittsburgh  for  our 
daughter  Betsie's  wedding  Labor  Day 
weekend.  I  hope  I  do  better  for  our  reunion! 
We  had  a  full,  blessed  year  —  a  marvelous 
trip  to  Japan,  Singapore,  Australia  and  New 
Zealand  (business  /monkey  business,  etc.) 
returning  to  engagement  news  from  our 
eldest  —  she  married  Greg  S.  Allen  and 
now  lives  in  California.  Eric  continues  in 
Richmond,  Va.,  and  Sandy,  after  graduation 
from  Northwestern,  is  at  Hahnamann  Med- 
ical School  in  Philadelphia. 

Now.  .  .  .  promise  you'll  not  forget  us.  .  .  . 


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echos  from  our  yearbook  —  9-11  June.  Let's 
make  it  our  best  ever.  See  you  then! 


C  C  Nancy  Eastham  Iacobucci 

670  Broadview  Avenue 
ABBOT  Ottawa,  Ontario  K2A  2M1 

As  I  write  this  in  early  January,  my  news  is 
mostly  from  the  Christmas  mailbag,  which 
prompts  a  suggestion:  if  you  sent  out  a  du- 
plicated letter  for  the  holidays  and  still  have 
a  copy  of  it,  why  not  send  it  to  me?  That 
would  be  an  easy  way  for  you  to  help  make 
my  job  of  producing  this  column  a  lot  easier. 

Before  the  Christmas  rush  began,  I  had  a 
great  visit  here  from  Kathy  Lloyd.  We  sight- 
saw,  "did"  some  museums,  and  just  general- 
ly had  a  super  week.  Don't  forget  to  contact 
Kathy  in  Cambridge,  Mass.,  if  you  need 
some  computer  consulting.  Joan  Lamprey 
Peterson  writes  of  a  very  active  life,  with  a 
successful  travel  business  and  a  variety  of 
volunteer  work:  she  is  president  for  a  sec- 
ond term  of  the  Klee  Wyk  Society  (the  vol- 
unteer branch  of  the  San  Diego  Museum  of 
Man,  with  over  500  members),  and  a  docent 
at  the  S.D.  Art  Museum,  and  has  a  "working 
relationship"  with  the  AAUW  and  the 
Globe  Guilders  (volunteer  auxiliary  of  the 
Old  Globe  Theater  —  through  this  activity 
she  met  Neil  Simon  —  quite  a  bonus).  Her 
older  son,  Roger,  graduated  in  the  top  5%  of 
his  class  from  Arizona  Automotive  Institute, 
works  as  a  full-service,  on-the-line  mechanic 
at  the  Buick  dealership,  and  plans  to  go  on 
to  welding  and  take  advanced  trade  classes 
—  a  busy  fellow.  Richard  is  a  senior  at 
UCLA  where  he  is  involved  with  the  Under- 
graduate Business  Society  and  works  part 
time  as  a  campus  service  officer  (campus  se- 
curity). He  has  decided  to  go  into  mortgage 
banking. 

Dee  Fleming  King  writes  of  having  "eve- 
ryone together  at  our  house  for  a  Christmas 
with  no  toys  to  be  assembled."  Many  of  us 
can  identify  with  the  joy  of  that  statement! 
She  reports  that  business  goes  well,  comput- 
ers are  humming,  and  she  has  "come  kick- 
ing and  screaming  into  the  almost  21st  cen- 
tury via  these  toys."  Chris  Maynard  spent 
the  hot,  humid  New  England  summer  in 
Wolfeboro,  N.H.,  as  usual;  she  was  lucky  to 
be  able  to  "go  from  porch  to  water  and  back 
several  times  a  day. '  Her  school  year  is  go- 
ing well,  with  some  enjoyable  groups  —  and 
she  reported  that  in  a  winter-scene,  door 
decorating  contest,  her  room  won  the  "Most 
Athletic"  prize!  Kathy  Stirling  Dow  added 
a  note  to  ner  Alumni  Fund  letter  to  report 
that  both  her  boys  graduated  in  1988,  David 
from  Bradford  and  Michael  from  PA.  David 
is  now  working  in  Boston,  and  Michael  is  a 
freshman  at  Kenyon  in  Ohio. 

And  on  the  subject  of  the  Alumni  Fund  — 
I  was  disappointed  to  see  the  weak  showing 
of  the  Abbot  class  of  '55  in  comparison  with 
other  classes  in  the  PA  1987-88  Annual  Re- 
port: we  had  the  fewest  donors  (12)  of  any 
class  since  the  Abbot  class  of  1933.  As  Kathy 
and  Dee  said  in  the  November  mailing,  "Re- 
member Abbot?  It  still  lives  on."  And  also 
remember  that  the  size  of  the  gift  is  not  as 
important  as  the  fact  of  giving. 

So  much  for  the  financial  commercial  — 
now  on  to  the  broken  record  commercial:  if 
you  read  this  column,  you  presumably  like 
to  read  about  Abbot  classmates.  Nobody  is 
going  to  read  about  any  classmates  from 
Abbot  '55  unless  you  send  some  news  to 
me!  Have  a  happy  spring  and  summer. 


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PHILLIPS 


/.  Timothy  Holland 
6805  Meadow  Lane 
Chevy  Chase,  MD  20815 


Bill  Huxley  sent  a  clipping  about  a  build- 
ing, The  Beaux  Arts  Institute  of  Design, 
which  has  been  vacant  in  mid-town  Man- 
hattan since  1985.  That  building,  the  clip- 
ping points  out,  is  the  largest  vacant  com- 
mercial structure  in  mid-town  Manhattan. 
The  building  was  threatened  with  demoli- 
tion last  summer  by  a  Swedish  company 
which  intended  to  erect  a  small  (perhaps 
2,000  story)  building  in  its  place.  Concerned 
not  only  with  destruction  of  the  building 
but  with  the  neighborhood  as  well,  Bill 
spearheaded  a  group  which  gained  land- 
mark status  for  the  building  and  effectively 
blocked  destruction.  Bill  added  that  he 
works  at  being  a  "headhunter"  for  compa- 
nies in  the  investment  business  when  he  is 
not  being  involved  in  his  neighborhood.  He 
added  three  names  to  the  memorial  list  I  in- 
cluded in  the  last  issue:  Carrol  Sprigg,  Bob 
Irish,  George  Hoopes.  Thanks,  Bill.  Also 
deceased,  according  to  Ernie  Latham,  are 
Lewis  Walling  and  Dick  Boyd,  both  of 
whom  died  in  uniform.  Thanks,  Ernie. 

Phil  Bowers  sent  his  annual  Christmas 
message  with  the  title  "Emotional  Owner- 
ship." I  have  come  to  believe  there  are  no 
accidents  and  the  juxtaposition  of  Bill  and 
Phil's  notes  add  credence  to  that  belief.  Phil 
says,  "Emotional  ownership  carries  with  it 
the  quality  that  the  sun  is  mine.  It  is  my 
sky,  my  mountains,  my  building,  my  peo- 
ple, my  birds,  my  dawn.  It  is  my  universe. 
The  dictionary  says  that  'own'  has  to  do 
with  'belonging.'  I  like  to  flip  the  intended 
meaning  around  and  look  at  belonging  as 
the  opposite  of  alienation  ...  as  fitting  in 
with  ease."  He  talks  about  the  joy  of  wel- 
coming a  new  day,  the  "tremor  of  excite- 
ment of  birthing  the  life  within  anew.  .  . 
You  know  the  feeling  —  it's  that  lusty  ro- 
bustness, innocence,  and  exhilaration  of  an- 
ticipating a  glorious,  perfect  day.  It  embrac- 
es everything.  It  includes  all  that  there  is.  It 
is  supreme  satisfaction  with  everything  All 
of  it.  The  totality.  To  be  alive  .  .  .  wow!  ...  I 
notice  that  my  derivative  actions  manifest 
themselves  as  deep  concern,  a  concern  that 
I  find  critical  to  living  a  full  life.  It's  want- 
ing to  see  things  work  correctly.  It's  picking 
up  a  piece  of  paper  off  the  street.  It's  'help- 
ing out,'  'giving  a  hand.'"  Phil  is  translating 
his  caring  about  how  things  work  by  volun- 
teering to  help  a  Light  Opera  Company  in 
New  York  stay  on  track  and  viable.  Thanks, 
Phil  (and  my  apologies  for  chopping  up 
your  fine  essay). 

Skip  Klemm's  publicist  has  been  work- 
ing overtime.  I  received  vet  another  newspa- 
per clipping  titled  "Sun  Shines  on  Grand  Re- 
opening of  Four  Seasons  Greenhouses."  The 
opening  took  place  officially  in  October.  .  .  . 
There  are  several  brief  notes  —  Sven  Kram- 
er writes:  "In  September  1987  I  left  the  Na- 
tional Security  Council  after  6-1/2  years  as 
director  of  Arms  Control  and  Joined  Rep. 
Jack  Kemp  as  his  assistant  for  Defense  and 
Foreign  Policy."  (Let  us  know  more  about 
what  s  been  happening  with  your  life, 
Sven.)  Thomas  B.  Woodward  (sounds  so 
formal,  doesn't  it?)  writes:  "I  have  re- 
married. My  wife  is  Ann  Cunningham,  at- 
torney, mother  of  two,  outdoor  enthusiast 
and  sheer  delight.  We  are  moving  to  Salinas 
Calif.,  where  T  will  be  rector  of  St.  Paul's 
Episcopal  Church  and  Ann  will  be  prepar- 
ing for  the  Calif,  bar."  (That's  a  move  from 
Madison,  Wisconsin,  where  my  daughter 


Janice  spent  a  few  years.  Quite  a  change; 
best  wishes  to  you  and  your  family.) 

As  for  me,  my  hip  replacement  went  well 
though  I  haven  t  fully  recovered  from  weak 
muscles  as  the  result  of  the  surgery.  I  was 
rolfed  in  San  Francisco  last  December 
(where  else?)  and  recommend  it  to  any  mas- 
ochist  ("just  dissolve  the  pain"  he  kept  say- 
ing) out  there  who  is  willing  to  go  through 
some  temporary  pain  for  some  big  and  val- 
uable body  changes.  Amazing!  Finally,  I 
have  been  spending  time  each  day  in  grati- 
tude for  the  blessing  I  have  been  given. 
Even  those  pains  that  keep  coming  are  valu- 
able in  what  appears  to  be  the  scheme  of 
my  life.  One  of  those  pains  is  that  my  wife, 
Jean,  and  I  decided  to  separate  late  last  year 
after  30+  years  of  marriage.  We  are  working 
hard,  together  and  separately,  to  figure  out 
what  to  do  from  here.  We  agreed  on  one 
principle:  we  no  longer  were  content  to 
keep  doing  what  we  were  doing  and  get- 
ting what  we  were  getting.  To  change  that 
many  years  of  behavior  may  be  impossible, 
maybe'  not.  We  are  choosing  to  try.  Perhaps 
you  might  give  us  some  thoughts  as  to  how 
you  have  tackled  changing  patterns  that  no 
longer  worked.  I'd  welcome  your  approach- 
es. That's  it,  this  time.  Thanks  for  your 
notes.  I  can  use  more.  Now  that  we  are  en- 
tering the  second  half  of  our  lives  (we  are  all 
living  to  age  100  in  top  health,  are  we  not?) 
take  a  few  moments  to  let  us  know  what  is 
happening  in  your  life. 


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Susan  Waterous  Wagg 
426  Berwick  Avenue 
Montreal,  QC.H3R129 


I  was  in  Washington,  D.C.,  early  in  Decem- 
ber attending  a  Society  of  Architectural  His- 
torians Symposium  and  stayed  with  Mar- 
gie Roth  Brown  and  son  George.  We  had  a 
wonderful  time  catching  up  and  found  we 
are  both  trying  to  keep  antiquity  at  bay 
with  lots  of  exercise  including  the  handy 
video  cassette  class.  Thank  you,  Jane  Fonda. 
Margie  recently  saw  Debbie  Holbrook 
Winthrop,  who  was  visiting  Washington. 
Debbie  has  been  selling  real  estate  in  Green- 
wich, Conn.  Two  of  her  three  boys  are  still 
in  college  and  one  has  graduated.  Margie 
and  I  both  spoke  to  Sue  'TJird"  Bradley  Lee 
recently  on  the  telephone  and  caught  up  on 
her  news.  She  has  a  son  who  will  graduate 
from  Georgetown  in  June  and  another  who 
is  a  freshman  at  Yale.  Margie  sympathized 
with  Sue's  comment  that  she  found  being  a 
parent  "a  humbling  experience"!  I  have  re- 
ceived news  that  Patricia  Pearce  Broder- 
son,  who  lives  in  Milford,  Conn.,  has  joined 
Griffin:  Thomas  Marketing  Communica- 
tions, Inc.,  in  West  Haven,  Conn.,  as  vice 
president  of  Public  Relations.  She  has  been 
the  recipient  of  both  county  and  state  com- 
munication awards,  including  three  Con- 
necticut Easter  Seal  Society  Public  Relations 
awards,  two  United  Way  of  Fairfield 
County  Communicator  awards  and  the 
Learned,  Jr.  Award  for  industry  public  rela- 
tions. Congratulations,  Patricia! 

I  am  sorry  that  I  did  not  receive  word  of 
Joan  Glidden  Arabian's  death  from  cancer 
in  August  1988  in  time  to  mention  it  in  the 
last  Bulletin.  There  is  an  obituary  on  Joan  at 
the  beginning  of  Class  Notes,  but  I  know  all 
of  you  woula  want  me  to  extend  the  class's 
sympathy  to  Joan's  husband,  Ralph,  her 
sons  Harold  and  Ralph,  Jr.,  and  to  her 
mother  and  sister. 


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57 

PHILLIPS 


Gee  Johnson 
2235  Jamara  Lane 
Houston,  TX  77077 


I  received  a  card  from  Col.  Dick  Guthrie, 
who  had  been  the  guest  of  the  Peoples'  Lib- 
eration Army  in  China  for  a  couple  of 
weeks,  and  Dick  said  that  China  was  abso- 
lutely fascinating.  While  getting  kicks  out  of 
making  parachute  jumps  with  his  daughter, 
Dick  is  very  proud  that  his  son  Park  is  now 
attending  Stanford.  .  .  Leo  Ullman  has  sur- 
faced as  a  senior  partner  with  the  law  firm 
of  Reid  &  Priest  in  New  York  to  inform  us 
that  his  daughter  Laura  a  graduate  of  NYU 
Business  School,  is  working  for  NY  Life; 
daughter  Susan,  a  1988  graduate  of  Colum- 
bia Law  School,  has  joined  the  firm  of  Cra- 
vatt,  Swain  &  Moore,  while  third  daughter, 
Valerie,  was  just  graduated  from  Michigan. 
Leo  and  Kay's  son,  Frank,  has  just  entered 
Emory.  .  .  .  Bill  Penny  and  I  had  a  most 
pleasant  chat  a  while  back,  and  Bill  is  de- 
lighted to  be  practicing  law  full  time  in 
Mount  Vernon,  N.Y.,  with  Morgan,  Bagg  & 
Persons.  Bill  said  that  it  was  a  difficult  deci- 
sion leaving  university  life,  but  practicing 
probate,  immigration  and  family  law  has 
been  quite  rewarding.  .  .  .  Meanwhile,  Nick 
Gaede  noted  that  much  of  his  legal  practice 
has  taken  him  to  Paris  and  Geneva  on  ICC 
arbitration.  Nick's  sons,  Troy  and  Cameron, 
have  graduated  from  U.  of  Alabama  and 
Duke  respectively.  ...  A  couple  of  nice 
things  were  reported  to  have  happened  to 
Lance  Oden,  headmaster  of  the  Taft  School: 
Lance  was  named  to  the  Boarding  Schools 
Committee  of  the  NAIS  (National  Associa- 
tion of  Independent  Schools)  as  well  as  to 
the  Secondary  School  Admission  Test 
Board.  ...  At  the  end  of  this  school  year, 
Grabo  Keator  and  his  wife,  Marnie,  will  be 
leaving  the  Pomfret  School  after  ten  years  to 
head  for  Beirut,  Lebanon,  where  Grabo  will 
assume  the  presidency  of  the  International 
College,  a  co-educational  institution  from 
preschool  through  13th  grade,  effective  July 
1 .  Grabo  has  been  on  their  board  for  several 
years.  Grabo  has  had  an  illustrious  career  in 
the  secondary  school  arena,  beginning  with 
the  Greenwich  Country  Day  School,  mov- 
ing to  the  Iolani  School  in  Hawaii,  then 
headmaster  of  Chestnut  Hill  Academy  in 
Philadelphia  before  becoming  the  headmas- 
ter at  Pomfret.  In  his  letter,  Grabo  men- 
tioned that  his  oldest  son,  William,  an  Am- 
herst graduate,  is  teaching  at  Williston- 
Northampton;  Matthew  is  playing  profes- 
sional hockey  in  Sweden  since  graduation 
from  Trinity,  while  Sam,  the  youngest,  is  a 
senior  at  Pomfret  and  is  looking  at  colleges 
west  of  the  Mississippi.  .  .  .  Dan  Tracy  has 
been  honored  recently  by  the  AICPA  organ- 
ization who  awarded  him  the  1988  Public 
Service  Award  for  outstanding  commitment 
to  public  service  in  his  community.  Dan,  a 
partner  with  Arthur  Andersen,  is  vice  presi- 
dent of  the  United  Way  in  Hartford  and  is 
former  chairman  of  the  allocations  commit- 
tee. He  is  a  director  of  the  Hartford  State 
Company,  the  Greater  Hartford  Chapter  of 
the  Red  Cross  and  the  Science  Museum  of 
Connecticut.  Dan  has  also  served  as  director 
of  the  Children's  Museum  of  Conn.  .  .  . 
Ralph  Weaver  and  I  had  lunch  recently. 
Ralph  has  been  working  with  Rice  Universi- 
ty in  an  effort  to  convert  ideas  that  are  de- 
veloped in  the  laboratory  to  money.  In  addi- 
tion, Ralph  is  working  with  a  venture 
capital  firm  here  in  Houston  to  support  the 
stipend  required  by  Princeton,  where  his 
son  son  Andrew  is  a  sophomore.  .  .  .  Last 


September  I  received  a  superb,  upbeat  letter 
from  Fred  Shuman  who  had  recently  be- 
come a  managing  director  of  Bear  Stearns. 
Fred  was  elated  because  his  daughter 
Abby,  PA  '84,  graduated  from  Brown  this 
year,  and  his  son  Andy  was  looking  for- 
ward to  a  post-graduate  year  at  Hebron 
Academy.  Fred  and  Stephanie  had  recently 
purchased  a  ranch  on  the  Snake  River  out- 
side of  Jackson  Hole,  where  they  plan  to 
build  a  hacienda  over  the  next  couple  of 
years,  and  where  they  plan  to  spend  ten  to 
twelve  weeks  a  year.  Sadly,  at  the  end  of 
last  year,  I  received  another  note  from  Fred, 
this  time  containing  the  news  that  Andy 
had  been  killed  in  an  auto  accident  on  a 
slippery  road  on  his  way  back  to  Hebron, 
after  having  had  dinner  with  his  grand- 
mother. . . .  Fred,  this  really  tore  me  up,  as  it 
has  our  friends  and  classmates.  We  can 
only  send  you  our  love  and  sympathy.  I  can 
say  no  more. . . .  GEE 


30th  REUNION! 

June  9-11, 1989 


the  game  to  help  offset  Kate's  phone  bill. 
They  escaped  but  Mel  Chapin  '36  didn't! 

Can't  wait  to  catch  up  with  everyone 
June  9-11. 


59 

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Kitty  Sides  Flatter 
244  Lindsay  Pond  Rd. 
Concord,  MA  01742 


I  am  now  halfway  through  my  four-year 
term  as  Alumni  Trustee  at  Andover  and  I 
realize  how  terribly  remiss  I  have  been.  I 
haven't  yet  thanked  the  wonderful  Class  of 
1959  for  either  stuffing  the  ballot  box  or  bul- 
let voting.  In  any  case  you  have  helped  to 
give  me  the  most  exciting,  challenging,  and 
run  opportunity  to  get  involved  in  some 
very  meaningful  policy  discussions  and  de- 
cisions concerning  the  school  and  its  future 
in  a  critical  period  of  American  secondary 
school  education.  Some  of  the  most  recent 
"fun"  came  at  a  diner  with  Jack  Lemmon 
'43,  the  honorary  chairman  of  the  George 
Washington  Hall  Renovation  Project.  While 
reminiscing  about  his  Andover  experience, 
he  recalled  his  adviser  who  said,  "Jack,  you 
have  plenty  of  brains,  it's  just  too  bad  they 
are  spread  all  over  the  campus."  Heard 
from  Nona  Hanes  Porter  who  has  a  slight 
address  change  but  is  still  in  London.  She's 
planning  to  be  here  for  the  reunion,  so  if 
she  can  come  3000  miles,  we  all  can  make  it 
too!  Judy  Agor  Aydelott  and  Gordon  re- 
cently celebrated  their  own  private  25th 
and  now  are  thinking  about  our  public 
30th. 

Visited  Lolly  Bell  Hetherington  in  Rich- 
mond on  my  way  to  Williamsburg  and  got 
the  tour  of  St.  Catherine's,  where  Lolly  col- 
lege counsels,  and  Monument  Boulevard 
where  Lolly  says  you  can  see  the  greatest 
collection  of  "losers"  in  American  history 
immortalized.  I  thought  they  were  in  pretty 
good  shape,  myself.  You'll  be  glad  to  know 
that  two  of  our  youngest  '59  children 
looked  pretty  grown-up  on  Susan  Bradley 
Traysers  Christmas  card,  Jeffrey  and  Sara. 
Caught  a  glimpse  of  Zelinda  Makepeace 
Douhan  and  John  at  the  Harvard-Yale 
game.  They  narrowly  escaped  the  hard  sell 
of  H-Y  t-shirts  designed  by  Kate  Flather  '85 
and  marketed  by  brother  Freddie  during 


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Alan  L.  Fox 
3740  Lime  Avenue 
Long  Beach,  CA  90807 


A  combination  of  factors,  including  Jeremy 
Wood's  remarkable  energy  and  creativity 
during  an  Andover  phonathon  from  Bos- 
ton, responses  to  post  card  requests  for  in- 
formation, various  personal  letters,  and  the 
stirrings  of  the  Christmas  season,  has  result- 
ed in  a  cornucopia  of  news  from  and  of  the 
class.  The  discipline  of  the  Bulletin  editors 
in  limiting  the  amount  of  news,  unfortu- 
nately requires  that  much  of  our  news,  par- 
ticularly from  Jeremy's  telephone  solicita- 
tions, be  postponed  to  the  next  edition. 

A  T.  Frederick  Kenny  Memorial  Fund 
has  now  been  established  in  Fred's  name  at 
the  school.  Contributions  may  be  made  in 
any  amount,  payable  to  the  Trustees  of  Phil- 
lips Academy,  noting  on  your  check  that 
the  gift  is  being  made  specifically  to  the 
Fund.  Please  consider  a  gift  in  Fred  s  name. 

Prompted  by  a  recent  Bulletin  article  re- 
porting Dick  Masland's  inquiry  concerning 
the  whereabouts  and  happenings  of  certain 
class  members,  Ed  Clark  forwarded  a  long, 
soul-searching  and  beautifully  responsive 
letter  in  mid-December  from  Portalnd,  Ore- 
gon. In  brief,  Ed  has  been  practicing  radiol- 
ogy in  Portland  for  13  years,  and  approxi- 
mately three  years  ago  switched  from  a 
secure  hospital  practice  to  an  insecure, 
start-up  high  tech  out  patient  radiology 

f>ractice;  he  has  been  married  for  22  years  to 
anet  Roberts,  whom  he  met  in  medical 
school.  One  of  their  two  boys,  Brenton,  was 
one  of  the  few  students  ultimately  rescued 
after  being  trapped  in  a  blizzard  on  Mt. 
Hood  in  May,  1986.  Ed's  remarks  about  the 
aftermath  of  the  rescue  and  the  emotional 
changes  resulting  from  the  highly  publi- 
cized incident  are  moving. 

Ed  reports  that  he  sees  Dale  Forster  sev- 
eral times  a  year  in  Portland.  Dale  makes 
his  living  as  a  stamp  dealer,  trading  British 
colonial  stamps,  and  is  a  "fabulous '  fisher- 
man with  a  wonderful  cabin  on  the  De- 
schutes River  in  Oregon.  Ed  further  reports 
that  Rick  Seifert  has  returned  to  Portland 
where  he  teaches  journalism  at  the  Univer- 
sity of  Portland.  Finally,  Ed  notes  that  he 
occasionally  runs  into  Dick  Ellegood  at 
their  local  athletic  club,  but  doesn't  have 
any  biographical  information.  Toby  Tomp- 
kins has  also  recently  written  with  a  full 
basket  of  news:  Toby  continues  to  live  in 
NYC,  more  actively  writing  than  perform- 
ing, working  at  the  Poetry  Center  of  the 
92nd  Street  YM/YMH A,  which  represents 
poets  and  fiction  writers  in  a  reading  series 
and  sponsors  writing  courses,  and  learning 
the  life  of  a  woodsman  by  virtue  of  a  recent 
purchase  of  a  small  house  "on  a  good-sized 
wood  lot  in  southern  New  Hampshire." 
Toby  and  his  wife,  Patricia  Hobbs,  have 
been  together  for  18  years,  and  he  has  a 
play  "making  the  rounds"  —  either  a  seri- 
ous comedy  or  comic  drama  —  called  King 
of  a  Rainy  Country  which  has  had  staged 
readings  in  New  York  but  no  full  produc- 
tion yet.  Al  Ward  is  in  the  midst  of  his  20th 
year  teaching  ancient  history  and  an  occa- 
sional course  in  Greek  and  Latin  at  the  Uni- 


45 


versity  of  Connecticut.  In  1984  Al  published 
the  second  edition  of  A  History  of  the  Roman 
People  (Prentice-Hall)  and  has  a  contract  for 
a  book  on  the  Macedonian  king,  Antigonus 
Gonatas,  which  he  hopes  to  complete  on 
sabbatical  next  year.  Frank  Velie,  who  as  a 
college  roommate  and  close  friend  of  Fred 
Kenny  is  one  of  the  organizers  of  the  Me- 
morial Fund,  writes  from  New  York  with  a 
few  details  of  his  career  and  optimistic  an- 
ticipation of  our  30th.  Frank  is  a  partner  in  a 
NYC  law  firm,  Christy  &  Viener,  with  a  liti- 
gation practice  specializing  in  securities 
law,  white  collar  criminal  defense,  and 
products  liability.  Sheff  Tulp  writes  from 
Denver,  to  which  he  moved  from  N.J.  in 
late  1986,  that  he  is  with  Paine  Webber  as 
V-P  Investments,  that  he,  wife  Debbie,  and 
daughters  Kim,  15,  and  Lauren,  10,  are  de- 
lighted to  be  in  Denver,  and  that  all  the 
family  is  skiing  as  much  as  possible,  partic- 
ularly in  Telluride  and  Vail.  Sheff  also  re- 
ports having  seen  Jock  Mitchell,  who's 
'practicing  law,  happv  and  obviously  pros- 
perous." Larry  Gillis  writes  that  he  is  now 
in  his  17th  year  of  legal  trial  practice  in 
N.H.,  and  he's  on  a  state  bar  committee  that 
is  rewriting  the  criminal  procedure  rules  in 
N.H.  Sam  Edwards,  in  a  classic  of  non- 
informational  brevity,  writes  that  he  is 
"looking  forward  to  the  30th  reunion." 
Alan  Fox  is  1989  captain  of  the  U.S.  team 
which  will  play  Canada  in  late  February  in 
Vancouver,  B.C.,  in  an  ages-old  internation- 
al squash  competition,  the  Lapham  Cup- 
Grant  Trophy  matches,  between  the  the  two 
countries. 

With  great  energy  and  effort,  Jeremy,  in 
two  nights  of  phonathoning,  "made  contact 
with  numerous  classmates,  their  kids,  sig- 
nificant others  and  the  dreaded  toy  of  the 
age  —  the  phone  answering  machine." 
What  follows  is  simply  an  example  of  the 
information  lode  unearthed  by  Jeremy  in 
his  wide-ranging  conversations:  Jim  New- 
ton is  head  of  the  History  Department  at 
Lincoln-Sudbury  H.S.  in  Mass.;  A.K.  Grif- 
fith is  thriving  while  creating  software  at 
Hughes  Research  in  Malibu,  Calif.,  and  con- 
templating the  renovation  of  his  condo; 
Bob  Hess  specializes  in  tax  planning  law 
with  Hill,  Farrer  &  Burrill  in  Los  Angeles; 
John  Baum  is  a  partner  in  a  clothing  and 
apparel  business,  Digit  Inc.,  in  Sumter,  S.C., 
"fighting  the  import  business;  Bob  Cahners 
runs  an  equipment  leasing  company  and  is 
involved  in  real  estate  development  includ- 
ing shopping  centers  in  Framingham, 
Mass.;  Wayne  Matson  runs  Environmental 
Sciences  Associates  in  Bedford,  Mass.,  and 
is  working  on  technology  for  solving  prob- 
lems of  degenerative  diseases  such  as  Alz- 
heimer's. Jim  Bierman  is  a  professor  of  dra- 
matic literature  at  the  Santa  Cruz  campus  of 
the  University  of  Calif.;  Fred  Todd  is  a  prin- 
cipal in  Hammer,  Kiefer,  Todd,  architects  in 
Cambridge,  Mass.;  Seth  Shulman  runs  Bio- 
scan  in  Washington,  D.C.  making  lab  equip- 
ment for  biologists. 

Jeremy's  conversations  and  information 
gathering  seem  remarkable.  He  spoke  with 
his  "obscure  and  lost-to-the-limelight  Yale 
roommate,  John  Nields,  whom  I  last  saw  in 
person  at  Laird  Smith's  wedding  in  1966" 
[and  who  was  mentioned  in  a  January  edi- 
tion of  the  Washington  Post  in  connection 
with  his  arguments  on  behalf  of  the  Wash- 
ington, D.C,  homeless  and  the  need  for  that 
city's  establishment  of  more  shelters,  relief, 
and  general  assistance  for  the  homeless]. 
He  had  brief  chats  with  Charlie  Kessler,  Ed 
Woll,  John  Chambliss,  Sylvia  Manning, 
Tom  Trowbridge,  Jim  Turchik,  and  Steve 


Dingilian.  He  spoke  to  a  number  of  phone 
answering  machines.  He  also  coined  the  fol- 
lowing: "Most  shop  worn:  Michael  A.  Bur- 
lingame.  C'mon,  Mike,  it's  been  the  same  for 
the  last  three  years.  Dare  to  be  different  — 
make  a  new  one  in  1989.  Please  give  and 
write  Al  Fox  with  news." 


60 

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Alexandra  Crane 
P.O.  Box  432 
Barnstable,  MA  02630 


Dear  Classmates: 

Kathy  C.  Stevens  and  H.  Crowell  Freeman, 
Jr.  take  pleasure  in  announcing  their  mar- 
riage on  Saturday,  20  August  1988  at  the 
North  Parish  Church  in  North  Andover, 
Mass.  Kathy  said  in  her  Christmas  card 
something  to  the  effect  that  some  of  us  are 
just  later  than  others.  The  photograph  ac- 
companying the  announcement  was  of  a  ra- 
diantly-happy bride  and  groom. 

A  card  from  Marcia  Saliba  Newcomb  says 
that  her  son,  Fred,  Jr.,  worked  for  Nassar 
Ford  in  Andover/Lawrence  this  past  year 
and  saw  quite  a  bit  of  our  fellow  day  student, 
Joyce  Nassar.  What  else  does  she  do? 

I'm  in  my  new  house,  so  no  more  build- 
ing tales,  alas,  as  that  is  all  the  news  that  is 
fit  to  print  this  time.  Actually,  I  don't  even 
have  any  that  is  not  fit  to  print.  Is  anyone 
out  there?  What  happened  to  the  gal  and  her 
husband  who  were  transferred  to  South 
America?  Is  the  classmate  in  Lexington,  Ky., 
a  renowned  artist  yet?  Is  it  true  that  our 
classmate  in  Ellsworth,  Me.,  runs  her  own 
delicatessen?  For  the  continuing  sagas  of 
these  and  other  classmates,  send  in  your 
own  story  line  or  the  whole  truth  to  me  at 
the  new  address  above. 


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PHILLIPS 


Anthony  T.  Accetta 
1600  Stout  Street,  Suite  1520 
Denver,  CO  80202 


As  is  often  the  case,  I  am  overcoming  a  se- 
vere case  of  writer's  block  in  composing  this 
column.  This  time  the  writer's  block  is  not  so 
much  from  a  sense  of  "What  can  I  say?"  but 
rather  from  the  knowledge  of  what  I  will 
say.  As  will  soon  become  obvious,  my  feel- 
ings are  bittersweet  because  the  news  of  the 
day  is  a  mixture  of  true  happiness  and  deep 
sorrow. 

Warm  congratulations  to  Sid  Bass  and 
best  wishes  for  a  happy  life  with  his  new 
wife,  Mercedes  Kellog.  Sid  was  married  in 
December  and  the  event  was  duly  noticed 
by  Jon  Charnas  who  forwarded  one  of  many 
press  clippings  about  the  event.  I  really  love 
it  that  Sia  was  reported  to  say  at  a  micro- 
phone addressing  his  wedding  reception 
that  his  feelings  could  only  be  expressed  by 
saying,  "Yahoo!"  Another  moving  triumph 
was  recorded  by  Dick  Durrance,  whose 
book,  Where  War  Lives:  A  Photographic  journal 
of  Vietnam  was  published  at  the  end  of  the 
year  and  was  the  subject  of  an  exhibit  at  the 
Addison  Gallery  of  American  Art  during 
November  and  December.  Dick  reported 
that  he  carried  his  camera  with  him  through- 
out his  combat  experience  in  Vietnam,  tak- 
ing pictures  wherever  he  went.  His  camera 
was  his  his  journal.  After  coming  back  from 
Vietnam,  he  put  the  pictures  away  and  had 
not  looked  at  them  for  20  years.  After  seeing 
the  movie,  Platoon,  he  realized  it  was  time  to 
go  back  to  look  at  his  past.  "I  was  ready,"  he 
said.  Dick's  book  is  worth  experiencing.  It 


seems  as  though  Dick's  discovery  of  his  past 
was  like  a  rebirth,  making  his  and  our  lives 
more  meaningful  in  the  process. 

Speaking  with  David  Kirk  during  the  re- 
cent phonathon,  Dave  assured  me  that  our 
reunion,  which  is  fast  approaching,  will  be  a 
smashing  success.  Dennis  Cross  told  me  that 
Dave  Austin  receives  mail  maybe  once  eve- 
ry six  months  and  asked  me  to  ask  Dave, 
'Are  you  alive  and  well  in  Honnah,  Alas- 
ka?" (Honnah  is  an  island  somewhere  off  the 
coast  of  Alaska.)  Ben  Stafford  is  a  practicing 
hematologist /oncologist  in  Arcadia,  Calif., 
who  reports  that  his  favorite  past-times  are 
mountain  biking  and  working  on  his  person- 
al computer.  Ben  has  two  teenage  sons.  Tom 
Duhamel,  after  fifteen  years  with  Children's 
Hospital  in  Seattle,  has  entered  full-time 
practice  in  the  area  of  behavior  and  child  de- 
velopment. (Tom  was  always  a  gutsy  runner. 
I  wonder  if  you're  still  at  it,  Tom?)  Tom  Ev- 
slin  has  left  Montpelier  and  now  snuggles 
up  to  the  shores  of  Lake  Champlain,  where 
he  continues  to  dominate  the  computer  in- 
dustry and  fly  his  airplane.  John  Fuller  re- 
ports that  he  has  "jumped  ship  and  returned 
to  San  Francisco  to  seek  fame  and  fortune 
anew."  I  haven't  got  the  foggiest  idea  what 
John  is  up  to,  but  his  note  certainly  is  a  great 
tease.  Dick  Glenn  participated  in  the  recent 
phonathon  and  also  reports  that  he  ran  into 
Toby  Hay  at  the  Peru,  Vermont,  County 
Fair.  Toby  continues  developing  real  estate 
in  Vermont  and  Hawaii,  while  Dick  reports 
that  his  daughter  Jenny  will  be  working  on  a 
summer  internship  with  John  Marks'  Search 
for  Common  Ground.  Congratulations  to 
Dick  and  Jenny  for  taking  advantage  of  their 
relationship  with  John,  since,  in  my  opinion, 
John  Marks  is  doing  some  of  the  most  inter- 
esting and  effective  work  being  done  today 
in  the  area  of  building  peace.  Keith  Lauder 
remains  in  the  Air  Force  and  is  now  sta- 
tioned on  Okinawa  working  in  orthodontics 
for  pilots  based  in  Okinawa  and  Korea.  Al- 
len Adriance,  as  you  probably  all  know  by 
now,  will  soon  be  leaving  the  Graland 
School  in  Denver  to  become  the  next  secre- 
tary of  Phillips  Academy.  Congratulations  to 
Al  fen  on  his  return  home.  Also  returning 
home  is  Gary  Rieveschl  who,  after  years  of 
working  in  Europe,  is  now  based  on  Long  Is- 
land where  he  holds  forth  in  contemporary 
arts.  Word  is  that  Tom  Phelps  and  Ned  Ca- 
bot, both  from  the  Boston  area,  did  a  great 
job  as  interested  class  members  attending 
meetings  at  Andover. 

In  the  last  issue  of  the  Bulletin  the  death  of 
Ann  Royce  was  reported.  I  don't  want  her 
death  to  go  unnoticed  by  our  class.  Mr.  and 
Mrs.  Royce  gave  us  a  sense  of  freedom  —  of 
being  real,  of  what  it  meant  to  be  "down  to 
earth."  There  was  never  pretense  nor  affecta- 
tion about  either  of  them.  They  were  a  great 
couple. 

Another  great  loss  is  that  of  Nancy  Adri- 
ance. Perhaps  not  as  many  of  us  knew  Mrs. 
Adriance  as  well  as  we  knew  Mrs.  Royce, 
however,  Mrs.  Adriance  was  the  epitome  of 
grace  and  charm  and  concern  ana  care  for 
those  of  us  with  whom  she  came  in  contact.  I 
recently  met  an  alumnus  who  is  twenty 
years  our  senior.  He  said  that  Nancy  Adri- 
ance had  been  as  kind  to  him  as  she  was  to 
us.  I  was  taken  with  the  fact  that  Mrs.  Adri- 
ance was  one  of  those  people  who  had  an 
impact  on  generations  of  Andover  students, 
none  of  whom  are  likely  to  forget  her. 

And,  finally,  I  can't  tell  you  how  sorry  I 
am  to  report  the  death  of  John  Butler  in  No- 
vember, 1988.  As  a  teenager  at  Andover 
John  carried  himself  with  a  cjuiet  dignity 
that  understated  the  fierce  drives  he  pos- 


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sessed  underneath.  Those  drives  became  ap- 
parent on  the  football  field  and  in  his  activi- 
ties as  a  class  leader.  His  essence  can  be 
gleaned  from  his  work  at  Harvard  in  the  De- 
partment of  Social  Medicine  and  Health  Pol- 
icy and  his  research  in  special  education  pro- 
grams in  cities  around  the  nation.  He  was 
profoundly  interested  in  children  with  spe- 
cial needs,  with  child  health  and  child  devel- 
opment. He  put  himself  in  a  position  to 
make  a  difference  and  he  did  maxe  a  differ- 
ence. His  death  at  the  age  of  45  makes  me 
sad.  I  am  sure  you  feel  the  same. 


62 

PHILLIPS 


Victor  Obninsky 
6  Mateo  Drive 
Tiburon,  CA  94920 


Jeff  Stopford  and  his  colleagues  have  brok- 
en all  kinds  of  records  for  successful  solicita- 
tion of  alumni  gifts.  Jeff  says  that  he  has  lim- 
ited his  law  practice  to  a  large  extent  in 
order  to  enjoy  watching  his  children  grow 
up,  to  spend  time  gardening  and  also  to  hit 
golf  balls.  He  is  also  quite  active  in  charita- 
ble activities  in  the  Philadelphia  area.  Steve 
Kaufman  has  been  helping  in  getting  local 
Andies  to  contribute  and  tells  me  that  he 
and  his  family  have  lived  in  the  Bay  Area  for 
15  years.  Steve  works  for  the  Federal  Re- 
serve Bank  and  supervises  the  transfer  of 
$140  billion  daily!  He  has  a  daughter,  18, 
who  attends  Curry  College  in  Milton,  Mass., 
and  a  son  in  the  sixth  grade.  Tom  Crystal 
writes  the  school  that  he  and  his  wife,  Bea, 
had  a  little  girl  on  2  December  1987.  I  also 
heard  that  Jeff  Brown  has  remarried  and  is 
also  the  father  of  a  young  daughter.  Congrat- 
ulations, guys!  Rick  Barry  tells  me  that  he 
has  also  reenlisted  in  the  parenting  game  and 
that  his  wife  has  just  given  birth  to  little  Meg. 
She  is  Rick's  fifth  child  and  should  keep  him 
in  the  tuition  business  for  a  number  of  years. 
Our  erstwhile  secretary  is  the  investment 
manager  of  a  private  partnership  for  inves- 
tors. He  reports  that  he  sees  George  Works 
regularly  and  that  "no  one  seems  to  know  ex- 
actly what  George  does  for  a  living,  but  that 
he  appears  to  be  doing  it  fairly  well."  Rick 
also  says  that  he  was  named  to  the  Alumni 
Council  and  serves  on  the  Executive  and  Fi- 
nance Committees.  Lee  Sherman  has 
checked  in  after  many  years  of  silence.  He 
lives  in  Sacramento  and  has  had  a  career  in 
education  (teaching  as  an  Associate  Professor 
related  to  Africa,  southeast  Asia  and  the  Is- 
lamic World)  and  then  proceeded  to  a  suc- 
cessful career  in  financial  planning  and  the 
insurance  business  with  MONY.  Lee  has 
three  kids  from  his  "first  family"  in  college, 
and  is  marrying  his  "beautiful  new  bride  —  a 
Malaysian  Registered  Nurse  of  28."  The  let- 
ter is  signed  with  the  Islam  wishes  of  peace 
and  the  name  of  Muhammad  Ashraf  Abdul- 
lah. Thanks  for  the  letter,  Lee-Ashraf,  and 
"Alaikkum  salaam"  to  you! 

Just  as  many  of  you  are  still  having  chil- 
dren, it  seems  that  some  are  embarking  on 
even  more  radical  follies.  Denny  Mulcahy, 
one  of  my  old  Frost  House  roommates,  is  go- 
ing to  law  school  and  continues  to  teach  part- 
time.  As  they  say,  "it's  a  living"  and  there 
should  be  enough  lawyers  in  our  class  to 
generate  lots  of  business  for  each  other.  With 
only  a  small  amount  of  creative  thinking,  the 
self-help  program  could  be  expanded  to  in- 
clude physicians,  CPA's  and  dentists! 

The  Alumni  Fund  system  for  communicat- 
ing with  the  school  with  your  news  has  been 


changed.  Jeff  Stopford  has  kindly  agreed  to 
send  out  a  form  with  his  Alumni  Fund  mail- 
er; please  fill  out  the  form  and  send  it  to  the 
school  with  your  check  or  just  send  it  to  my 
home  without  your  check.  Without  provid- 
ing me  with  news,  the  column  becomes  very 
skimpy  or  does  not  appear  at  all. 

In  the  last  Andover  Bulletin  there  was  a  re- 
quest for  names  of  alumni  "who  gave  their 
lives  in  the  service  of  their  country"  and 
there  was  a  statement  that  there  were  no 
records  for  the  Vietnam  War.  The  Norse  say 
that  "a  man  never  dies  if  his  name  is  spoken 
by  the  living."  In  that  spirit,  I  include  the 
names  of  Rick  "Farmer"  Russ,  United  States 
Marine  Corps,  and  Eric  "Mouse"  Muller, 
United  States  Army.  These  classmates  car- 
ried non-sibi  to  its  ultimate  conclusion  and 
they  remain  with  us  in  our  hearts. 


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PHILLIPS 


Matthew  Hall 
8202  Millman  Street 
Philadelphia,  PA  19118 


One  thing  I  now  realize  about  this  job  is  the 
hazards  of  inaccurate  reporting.  Last  sum- 
mer, I  said  that  Jim  Bourne  had  come  the 
longest  distance  to  the  reunion  from  Monte- 
rey; and  then,  realizing  that  I  had  overlooked 
Benner  Turner,  I  backpedaled  in  the  fall  to 
say  that  Benner  had  come  the  furthest  from 
Caracas.  I  was  greeted  after  lunch  on  the  day 
the  fall  column  hit  the  street  with  this  tele- 
phone message  from  Tom  Flory:  "Boston  to 
Caracas,  2250  miles;  Boston  to  Monterey, 
2450  miles:  he  said  you  would  understand.'  I 
do,  but  had  thought  that  Andover  graduates 
might  be  immune  from  the  national  crisis  in 
the  teaching  of  geography. 

Walt  Mitchell's  letter  setting  me  straight 
arrived  just  before  Christmas.  I  made  a  bit  of 
a  hash  in  my  description  of  his  family  and 
will  start  over:  His  son  Jason  graduated 
from  PA  in  1987  and  now  is  a  sophomore  at 
Emory  University  in  Atlanta.  His  daughter 
Jennifer  is  an  upper  middler  at  Andover  and 
spent  the  fall  term  at  the  Mountain  School 
Program  in  Vermont  where  students,  in  ad- 
dition to  normal  activities,  take  full  responsi- 
bility for  the  operation  of  a  farm  that  sup- 
ports everyone  at  the  school  and  focuses  on 
now  their  daily  actions  affect  the  people 
around  them  environmentally  and  other- 
wise, all  reinforced  by  spending  three  days 
alone  in  the  fall  woods.  Walt  is  also  the  fa- 
ther of  David,  a  high  school  sophomore,  and 
the  husband  of  Carol,  his  second  wife. 

However,  a  journalist's  life  is  a  difficult 
one,  and  we  must  resort  to  every  trick.  Now 
that  I  know  I'll  get  a  rise  with  a  red  herring 
fact  here  or  there,  none  of  you  will  be  safe. 

Speaking  of  the  difficulties  of  writing,  I 
am  surprised  not  only  by  the  number  of  pro- 
fessional journalists  in  our  class  but  also  by 
the  number  of  books  produced.  More  of  us 
seem  to  be  putting  down  on  paper  what  we 
have  come  up  with  so  far  about  the  way  the 
world  works. 

Bill  Damon,  who  I  learned  from  the  cover 
of  his  new  book,  The  Moral  Child,  is  chair  of 
the  education  department  as  well  as  being 
professor  of  psychology  at  Clark  University, 
has  written  two  prior  books  and  co-authored 
a  third.  His  most  recent  one  describes  the 
emotional  basis  for  the  morality  of  children 
which  develops  from  children's  social  inter- 
actions with  peers  and  adults.  .  .  On  a  more 
agonizing  note  is  Paul  Monette's  Borroived 
Time,  subtitled  An  AIDS  Memoir,  which  cen- 
ters on  the  bond  between  Paul,  as  mainstay 


support,  and  his  long-time  friend,  as  his 
friend  suffers  through  the  last  19  months  of 
his  life.  Paul  is  a  successful  screenwriter 
and  a  skilled  writer  who  makes  himself  and 
the  others  in  this  tale  so  real  that  the  entire 
backdrop  of  AIDS  research  and  policy 
comes  alive  with  a  terrible  urgency.  Paul  s 
mention  of  History  I  and  of  the  coat-tail  ef- 
fect of  the  large  contingents  going  from 
Andover  to  such  places  as  his  alma  mater, 
Yale,  startled  me  into  the  realization  that 
the  long  odyssey  he  describes,  like  the  rest 
of  ours,  starts  from  a  common  source.  He  is 
the  author  of  four  novels,  three  collections 
of  poetry,  at  least  one  play  and  a  number  of 
screenplays. 

Of  Tracy  Kidder's  credits,  I  have  read 
only  The  Soul  of  a  New  Machine  and  House, 
both  of  which  were  superb,  and  I  am  hope- 
ful a  sufficient  interval  has  passed  since  the 
latter  that  we  can  expect  a  new  one  soon. 

One  thing  is  clear,  however;  good,  clear 
writing  is  something  we,  or  at  least  those 
among  us  paid  to  publish,  seem  to  have 
learned.  Now  that  all  authors  know  that  I 
will  buy  a  copy,  I  hope  I  will  be  kept 
abreast  of  other  publications. 

Other  news  to  pass  on:  John  Foster 
writes  that,  his  wife  and  he  have  had  a 
child,  Sophia  Maria  Foster-Dimino,  on  11 
August  1988,  and  the  three  of  them  are  liv- 
ing in  northern  Virginia  this  year,  where 
John  is  teaching  comparative  literature, 
English  and  European  studies  at  George 
Mason  University.  Don  Way  reports  that 
Proposition  103  has  made  running  an  insu- 
rance organization  in  California  a  real  chal- 
lenge, and  raising  three  boys.  Nathaniel  (5), 
Nicholas  (3)  and  Theodore  (1)  takes  the  rest 
of  his  wife  Sylvia's  and  his  energies.  Chris 
Cooke  tried  to  convince  his  Spanish  wife 
that  life  in  the  U.S.  (one  year)  or  France 
(four  years)  was  not  too  bad,  but  as  of  last 
year,  he  is  back  in  Madrid,  where,  depend- 
ing on  his  audience,  he  is  looking  after  his 
investments  or  hustling  to  make  it  as  an  en- 
trepreneur. Bill  Schaefer  is  currently  an  as- 
sociate professor  of  medicine  at  Tufts  New 
England  Medical  Center  where  he  does 
part-time  clinical  work  and  part-time  re- 
search on  cholesterol-containing  particles  in 
the  bloodstream.  He  is  married,  has  three 
children  and  reports  that  life  in  Wellesley, 
Mass.  is  "satisfying  and  hectic." 

Remember  that  a  steady  stream  of  accu- 
rate information  is  the  only  defense  against 
a  flood  of  misinformation! 


63 

ABBOT 


Helen  Watson  Collison 
511  Tivaddell  Mill  Road 
Wilmington,  DE  19807 


Now  I  can  continue  with  the  news  you  sent 
in  September,  adding  also  the  tidbits  that 
have  arrived  since. 

Murial  DeStaffany  Karr  wrote  that  she 
had  really  enjoyed  reunion.  Muriel  left  Ab- 
bot after  a  single  year,  so  she  doesn't  know 
many  of  us.  She  expressed  real  regret  that 
Carla  Flint,  Debbie  Fitts,  Hilary  Hayes  and 
Rosie  Eustace  weren't  in  Andover  in  June, 
but  she  enjoyed  meeting  new  classmates. 
Muriel's  husband,  Ron,  was  recently  on 
TV's  Jeopardy  where  he  won  some  dollars 
and  a  trip  for  the  two  of  them  to  Bermuda 
this  fall.  Muriel  works  as  a  secretary  part- 
time  to  allow  herself  the  time  and  energy 
for  her  "real"  roles  as  wife  and  poet.  She 
finds  this  arrangement  mostly  happy;  she 
gets  to  write  quite  a  bit  this  way,  but  does 


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find  secretarial  work  quite  a  change  from 
teaching  French/German.  Muriel  recently 
took  on  two  of  her  biggest  fears  —  she  has 
learned  to  drive  in  San  Francisco  and 
learned  to  swim.  Five  stars,  Muriel! 

Jackie  Sutton  Cleverly  and  Bettina 
Proske  Walker  both  sent  me  new  address- 
es. Jackie  and  Bruce  are  now  back  in  this 
country,  leaving  Canada  for  Orleans,  Mass. 
Bettina  and  Robert  have  left  Arizona  and 
gone  to  Portugal.  Bettina's  note  was  won- 
derfully entertaining  as  well  as  descriptive 
of  life  in  Portugal.  Her  five-year-old  son  ap- 
pears to  be  mastering  the  language  faster 
than  his  parents,  but  Bettina  is  obviously 
loving  life  abroad.  (Nat  and  Humstone,  she 
asked  after  you  both  particularly  .  .  .  how 
about  a  note  so  I  can  pass  along  your  ad- 
dresses to  her?)  Jackie  said  that  she  had  had 
lunch  with  Paishy  Meigs  Bousel  before 
leaving  Quebec.  Paishy  has  one  little  girl, 
another  child  on  the  way,  and  is  a  harpsi- 
chord technician. 

Barbara  Rugen's  letter  arrived  just  too 
late  to  make  it  into  the  column.  She,  with 
help  from  Cindy  Sorenson,  is  planning  a 
Boston  area  Abbot/Andover  evening  in 
February  at  the  American  Repertory  Thea- 
ter. On  the  agenda  are  drinks  and  dinner 
before  a  performance  of  Mastergate,  a  comic 
interpretation  of  the  Iran-Contra  hearings 
by  Larry  Gelbart  of  M*A*S*H  fame.  By  the 
time  these  notes  are  published,  the  event 
will  be  history,  but  I  hope  we  will  hear  tales 
of  wonderfuf  fun  had  by  all. 

I  also  heard  from  Jan  Gleason,  but  since 
she  included  a  threat  of  bodily  harm  if  I 
published  her  words,  I  pass  along  only  that 
she  sounds  healthy,  incredibly  busy  and  as 
witty  as  ever.  If  you  want  to  see  her,  I  sug- 
gest that  you  check  out  all  the  ordinary  sea- 
men for  a  familiar  female  face  if  you  ever- 
have  occasion  to  board  a  Washington  state 
ferry. 

Morley  Marshall  Knoll,  Carrie  Hol- 
combe  Damp,  and  Suzanne  Burton  all  sent 
me  newsy  letters  of  summer  vacations  and 
life  in  progress.  Morley,  Jim  and  their  two 
girls,  10  and  13,  were  vacationing  in  Europe 
at  reunion  time.  They  had  a  wonderful 
time,  but  Jessie  and  Julie  were  more  im- 
pressed with  summer  camp  than  Europe. 
Carrie  and  son  Zander  spent  much  of  the 
summer  on  an  island  off  the  coast  of  Maine. 
I  talked  to  Carrie  during  the  fund-raising 
phonathon.  She  continues  busy  and  happy. 
Sue  B  hit  the  Cape  during  the  summer.  She 
had  lovely  tales  of  family  fun,  growing 
nephews  and  lazy  days.  She  survives  the 
DC  heat  and  keeps  her  trim  shape  by  swim- 
ming regularly.  Bizzy  Bartelink  Lane,  her 
husband,  John,  and  their  three  children,  Ed- 
ward, 12;  Mary,  10;  Andre,  5;  live  in  Virgin- 
ia in  an  1872  rectory  that  has  a  9-foot  door 
and  gravestone  neighbors.  Bizzy  reports 
that  she  has  started  playing  her  violin  again 
and  that  the  family  is  enjoying  the  moun- 
tains, the  historical  sites  and  the  proximity 
to  DC. 

A  Christmas  note  from  Jacquie  VanAu- 
bel  Janssens  indicates  that  her  company, 
SPONSTART,  is  doing  very  well.  A  contract 
with  the  fourth  largest  world-wide  chemi- 
cal company  has  got  her  travelling  between 
Lisbon,  Barcelona,  Munich,  Budapest,  Vien- 
na and  Rotterdam. 

I  continue  to  be  happy  and  challenged  at 
DuPont  with  responsibility  for  supervising 
three  groups  of  computer  professionals. 
Terry's  consulting  business  continues  to 
grow  and  flourish. 

Well,  that's  all  for  now.  I  wish  you  all  a 
happy  spring  and  summer  and  ask  that  you 


resolve  to  write.  I  love  all  your  letters  and  I 
really  thank  you  for  the  time,  energy  and 
enthusiasm  you  invest  in  writing.  Expect 
your  postal  person  to  deliver  more  unusual 
communications  from  me;  my  hope  is  that 
eventually  everyone  will  find  something 
that  pricks  her  interest  and  will  send  me  a 
note  to  share.  Your  comments,  notes  and  re- 
ports of  life's  events  are  always  welcome. 
Call  or  write  anytime.  Helen 


25th  REUNION! 

June  9-11, 1989 


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PHILLIPS 


Robert  P.  Marshall,  Jr. 

33  Park  Avenue 
Bronxville,  NY  10708 


Joe  DiRago  dropped  out  of  Johns  Hopkins 
with  a  semester  left  to  grab  an  opening  in 
the  Coast  Guard  Reserves.  Dick  Wolf,  at 
Penn.,  "just  finished  shooting  a  rather  dis- 
jointed short  which  has  somehow  turned 
into  a  skin  flick.  Jeff  Garten  is  an  advisor  to 
the  Royal  Thai  Army.  Post-militarily,  he 
wants  to  "go  back  to  grad  school  in  interna- 
tional affairs.  .  .  ."  Matt  Roehrig  is  still  in 
the  Marshall  Islands,  having  stayed  on  for 
the  government  there  after  his  Peace  Corps 
stint  was  up  (1968-71). 

After  teaching  at  a  "segregated  boys' 
school  in  Jacksonville,  Florida;  headed  by  a 
super-bigot  who  fired  me  for  growing  side- 
burns and  acting  as  spokesman  for  a  politi- 
cally-oriented religious  peace  group,  Pete 
Schandorff  moved  to  an  "ultra-progressive 
new  school  in  Racine,  Wisconsin,  where, 
mirabile  dictu,  I  was  the  coach  of  a  confer- 
ence-winning golf  team."  John  McCul- 
lough  was  wounded  in  Vietnam  "as  one  of 
Nixon's  guerrillas,"  but  is  now  selling  insu- 
rance for  Connecticut  Mutual." 

The  guest  list  at  the  wedding  of  Doug 
Cowan  and  Posie  Sides  included  Sam  Allis, 
going  from  the  Army  to  Berkeley's  J-School; 
Rick  Wilson,  going  from  Vermont  to  Yale's 
Forestry  School;  Ron  Mitchell,  coming  all 
the  way  from  Omaha;  ex-roomie  Jose  Gon- 
zales and  Dan  Cooper.  As  a  psychiatric  in- 
tern, Allan  Wofsey  has  begun  "therapizing 
the  denizens  of  the  West  Philadelphia 
Catchment  area. .  .  ."  (71-72) 

I  should  note  that  Hathaway  Watson  is 
now  totally  unrecognizable,  looking  more 
like  Jerry  Garcia  than  an  aging  preppie. 
John  Herfort  was  working  as  an  aide  to  El- 
liot Richardson  this  fall  but  resigned  when 
he  was  not  requested  to  ask  for  Archibald 
Cox's  resignation.  Tom  Seligson  and  Terry 
Trimble  brought  back  memories  of  the  A-E 
game,  carrying  the  1964  banner  with  due 
mp  and  machismo.  Larry  Darby  came  up 
rom  his  bar  review  course  and  contributed 
a  fine  throwing  arm  once  he  got  over  the 
tantalizing  agony  of  not  recognizing 
George  Penny.  Vocal  highlights  include 
Juice  Lockhart's  deafening  screech  on 
"Runaway."  (73-74) 

Finally,  the  best  news  of  all  is  that  Siri 
and  I  were  married  in  Barrington,  R.I.,  on 
18  August  with  Messrs.  Hobler,  Howe,  Hu- 
velle,  Garrity  and  Matassoni  present.  Con- 


po 
Fro 


granulations  to  John  Eichleay  and  Ellen  Cel- 
li,  18  December  1974,  with  Chris  Mayer  and 
Fred  Fay  in  attendance.  Bryce  Muir  is  a 
fisherman,  builder  and  creator  of  wooden 
toys  in  Canada,  with  a  year-old  son  named 
Seth  after  our  former  Philippian  leader. 
Brian  Eargle  answered  the  Alumni  Fund 
pitch  with  the  news  that  he  is  now  working 
part-time  at  a  skating  rink  for  $70  a  week. 
Ruth  and  Fred  Fay  prepared  for  the  relative 
confinement  of  parenthood  by  traveling 
12,000  miles  through  21  states  and  as  many 
national  parks  and  monuments.  (75-77) 

The  most  dramatic  medical  news  comes 
from  Howie  Reines,  Vermont  M.D.,  who 
reports  that  local  lawyer  Jack  Sartore  "lost 
his  appendix  in  our  operating  room  last 
year.  According  to  Dave  Mason,  "The 
Himalayas  were  o.k.,  but  the  temple  carv- 
ings were  really  more  interesting."  The 
"weariest  traveler"  award  at  the  Andover 
Bicentennial  should  be  split  between  Alan 
Zachwieja,  who  took  a  bus  from  Port  An- 
geles, Wash.,  and  Kiyoshi  Kondo,  who 
stopped  in  Andover  en  route  from  Palo 
Alto,  Calif.,  to  Osaka,  Japan.  The  Texas  Ob- 
server lists  Republican  George  Bush  as  a 
likely  winner  of  the  Congressional  seat 
from  Midland  if  he  can  make  peace  with 
the  Reagan  faction.  (77-78) 

Scene  from  a  15th  reunion:  Fran  Crowley 
pouring  himself  a  Cape  Codder.  Also 
bouncing  around  the  world  these  days  is 
Didi  Pei,  who  is  handling  the  day-to-day 
design  work  for  the  new  hotel  in  Peking  be- 
ing designed  by  I.M.  Pei  &  Partners.  At 
lunch  today,  Long  Island  investor  Steve 
Dabney  disclosed  that  he  is  still  looking  for 
his  copy  of  the  Pot  Pourri.  "Whistleblower 
Neal  Tonken  departed  for  private  practice" 
from  his  job  as  deputy  solicitor  for  the  De- 
partment of  Energy  after  the  higher-ups 
failed  to  follow  up  his  exposure  of  some 
document  destruction  affecting  oil  compa- 
ny overcharge  litigation.  Doug  Brown  has 
finished  a  two-year  stint  as  team  physician 
at  the  U.S.  Naval  Academy  and  will  open  a 
private  practice  in  orthopedic  surgery  and 
sports  medicine.  (79-81) 

Father  Sandy  Greene  (four  times  over) 
not  only  speaks  the  part,  but  looks  like  a 
friar. .  .  .  On  a  secretarial  field  trip  to  the  na- 
tion's capital  we  lunched  at  a  Chinese  res- 
taurant with  Bill  or  Nat  Semple,  who  intro- 
duced us  to  the  Washington  Opera,  for 
which  he  is  fund-raising.  He  also  spoke 
highly  of  his  brother.  "You  can  fool  some  of 
the  people  some  of  the  time,"  is  Peter 
Smith's  modest  way  of  announcing  that  he 
has  been  elected  Lt.  Governor  of  Vermont. 

Jennifer  Anne  Swihart  '86  is  the  fourth 
generation  of  Swihart  to  attend  Andover. 
The  beat  goes  on.  C82-83) 

The  95-degree  heat,  plus  John  Axelrod's 
hospitality,  turned  the  Sheraton  Rolling 
Green  into  our  second  20th  Reunion  head- 
quarters. It  was  only  on  leaving,  when  we 
met  a  headmaster  our  age,  that  some  of  us 
started  to  feel  that  years  had  quietly  slipped 
by.  Matthew  McClure,  assistant  editor  of 
the  Wlwle  Earth  Software  Catalog  &  Rei'iew  in 
Sausalito,  asks:  "How  much  of  the  counter- 
culture survives  among  our  classmates?" 
C84-85) 

A  PC  Week  columnist  praised  Craig  Bon- 
da's  "insightful"  prescription  for  computer 
literacy  in  our  schools.  .  .  .  Hardy  Phippen 
kept  interrupting  Monday  Night  Football 
this  fall,  playing  Duck  Hunt  on  the  family 
Nintendo.  Watching  Hardy's  TV  commer- 
cial roles  gives  me  a  good  fix  on  what  stage 
of  my  life  casting  directors  think  I  should 
be  in.  Bob  Hirsch:  "I've  been  working  in 


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software  around  Silicon  Valley  since  Stan- 
ford. Tried  a  few  drugs  in  the  60s  but  cur- 
rently do  not.  Was  married  for  16  years  but 
currently  am  not.  Still  have  plenty  of  hair 
but  it's  getting  pretty  grey.  Story  of  our 
lives,  eh  guys?  After  four  tough  years  and 
as  many  miscarriages,  Francie  and  Ken 
Gass  had  their  second  child.  Meanwhile, 
Ken  and  a  fellow  Soviet  pediatrician  from 
Moscow  have  formed  a  pen  pal  program 
for  children  with  asthma.  C'85'88) 

Peter  Smith  has  been  elected  to  Congress 
from  Vermont.  Tony  Sapienza  has  won  the 
most  prestigious  labor  management  award 
in  New  England.  And  John  Townsend  has 
ordered  his  firm's  lawyers  to  take  the  sub- 
way, instead  of  taxis.  "New  York's  subways 
are  there  for  a  reason,"  said  Townsend.  ('89) 

What  a  long,  strange  trip  it's  been. 


(LA  Gretchen  Overbagh  Dorton 

°^  1418  Indian  Way 

ABBOT  Concord,  CA  94521 

LADIES!!  The  25th  Reunion  is  almost  here. 
By  now  you  should  be  making  plans  for  lu- 
ll June  1989. 1  have  not  had  much  response 
from  you  to  help  out  on  committees.  Let's 
get  going  and  make  this  a  fun  time. 

Kit  Prager  wrote  at  Christmas  that  they 
were  busy  working  on  the  interior  of  their 
remodeled  home.  She  will  not  be  able  to  get 
to  reunion,  though.  She  is  active  in  her  chil- 
drens'  sports  and  school  activities.  This  has 
been  a  very  busy  fall  and  early  winter  with 
uncertainty  in  our  business.  1989  looks  to 
be  interesting  to  say  the  least.  Try  to  get  to 
the  reunion. 


esting  information,  but  alas,  you  all  must  be 
as  busy  as  I  am.  Kathy  Ahler  Harvey  sent  a 
postcard  that  just  missed  the  last  deadline. 
She  writes,  "We  returned  last  week  [Sept.] 
from  our  annual  August  trip  to  France.  This 
year,  extended  to  six  weeks.  It  was  wonder- 
ful to  get  away.  Julian's  mass  was  per- 
formed in  April  and  will  be  again  in  No- 
vember. I  am  now  president  of  the  board  of 
directors  of  the  William  Ferris  Chorale,  one 
of  the  top  groups  in  the  U.S.,  specializing  in 
20th  century  music.  Miss  Warner  should  be 
proud  of  me!  .  .  .  right  now  I  am  trying  to 
simplify  my  life  but  it  isn't  easy.  We  are 
happy  and  busy."  Ann  Bradshaw  Barrows 
did  send  a  Christmas  card  and  letter.  I  wish 
you  all  had  because  it  is  such  a  joy  to  get 
and  share  family  news.  Ann  is  living  in 
Stonington,  Maine,  with  her  husband  and 
three  children  (Ben,  8;  Hannah  6;  and  Abby, 
4).  Two  big  events  are  happening  in  her  life: 
She  is  expecting  her  fourth  child  in  late 
March,  a  baby  girl,  and  their  home  remod- 
eling/addition project  is  almost  completed. 
Having  recently  gone  through  that  I  know 
what  cnaos  is  involved  and  now  great  it  is 
to  be  almost  finished.  (Somehow  it  is  never 
completely  finished).  Ann  continues  her 
family  planning  clinic,  is  still  involved  with 
the  Island  substance  abuse  prevention  ef- 
forts, and  has  been  named  to  the  town  con- 
servation commission. 

Ann  Rahilly  Crawford,  please  send  me 
your  new  address  and  phone  number.  I  will 
hopefully  be  out  in  New  England  this  sum- 
mer and  would  like  to  contact  classmates. 
Send  me  your  phone  numbers  so  I  can  give 
you  a  call.  I  promise  I  won't  call  collect.  I 
will  be  sending  out  postcards;  please  take 
the  time  to  fill  one  out  and  return  it. 
Thanks! 


65 

PHILLIPS 


Douglas  D.  Pirnie,  Jr. 

119  W.  77  th  Street 
New  York,  NY  10024 


George  Strong  is  a  partner  at  Price  Water- 
house  in  Los  Angeles  and  was  recently 
elected  president  of  the  Harvard  Business 
School  Association  of  Southern  California. 
Malcolm  Brown  is  a  rheumatologist  in 
North  Carolina.  Stephanie  and  John 
Browning  and  daughter  Laura  are  in  New 
York  where  John,  who  is  a  broker,  heard 
that  Mike  Hudner  has  taken  his  ship  busi- 
ness public.  Bill  Chamberlain  teaches  his- 
tory at  Noble  &  Greenough  School  while 
coaching  hockey  and  rowing.  When  last 
heard  from,  Col.  Dave  Herrelko  was  in 
Alaska  working  on  a  replacement  for  the 
Old  DEW  line.  Hopefully,  he  returned  to 
his  house  (Hanscom  AFB  in  Mass.)  before 
winter  set  in.  Dick  Cromie  is  in  Los  An- 
geles as  vice  president  of  CSC,  an  industrial 
equipment  firm.  He  and  Marcia  have  two 
sons,  Michael  and  Scott.  Rick  Bennett  has 
developed  the  "world's  largest  one-man  ad 
agency"  in  San  Jose  in  the  years  since  he 
lost  his  bid  for  a  seat  in  Congress. 


65 

ABBOT 


Karen  Swenson 
20100  S.W.  Peavine  Road 
McMinnville,  OR  97128 


Not  much  news  has  filtered  through  to  me 
in  the  last  three  months.  I  was  hoping  for 
stacks  of  Christmas  letters  filled  with  inter- 


66 

PHILLIPS 


Gordon  L.  Freeman,  Jr. 
133  Lewis  WJiarf 
Boston,  MA  01220 


Hello  out  there  .  .  .  Rich  Delaney  has  been 
appointed  founding  director  of  the  Urban 
Harbors  Institute  at  the  University  of  Mas- 
sachusetts, Harbor  Campus.  Rich  will  be 
creating  an  institute  that  focuses  on  issues 
concerning  public  policy  and  research  of 
problems  that  affect  both,  domestic  and  in- 
ternational harbors.  He  welcomes  any  in- 
quires, advice,  help  or  donations.  He  can  be 
reached  at  the  Univ.  of  Mass.  Harbor  Cam- 
pus, Boston  02125.  Eric  Best  has  taken  a  six- 
month  leave  from  writing  about  the  econo- 
my for  the  San  Francisco  Examiner  to  write  a 
book  about  his  round-  trip  solo  sailing  ex- 
perience between  San  Francisco  and  Ha- 
waii. Bill  Littlefield's  first  novel,  Prospect, 
is  being  published  by  Houghton  Mifflin  in 
April.  Bob  Bass  continues  to  draw  head- 
lines as  the  "bashful  billionaire"  and  Peter 
Franchot  came  close  but  did  not  win  his  bid 
for  the  Maryland  Congressional  seat.  Kit 
Wise  and  Amos  Galpin  unknowingly  com- 
peted against  each  other  last  summer  in  the 
Masters  National  Cycling  Championships 
in  Pensacola,  Fla.  Amos,  who  is  living  in 
Sun  Valley,  Idaho,  won  the  silver  medal  in 
the  40-mile  race,  40-44-year  division.  Kit, 
who  is  an  architect  in  New  Bedford,  came 
in  seventh. 

I'm  off  today  (Jan. 9)  to  the  Gothic  Moun- 
tains near  Banff,  Canada,  to  fulfill  a  twenty- 
year  fantasy  of  helicopter  powder  skiing. 


(LfL  Martha  Wies  Dignan 

UU  Pepperell  Way,  RR#2,  Box  390 

ABBOT  York,  ME  03909 

I  did  not  get  around  to  sending  any  post- 
cards for  the  spring  issue,  as  I  always  count 
on  getting  a  few  Christmas  cards  from  class- 
mates. This  year  the  plan  (or  lack  of  plan) 
didn't  work  for  some  reason.  Luckily,  sever- 
al people  wrote  to  me  after  the  last  issue's 
deadline,  so  I  have  some  news  to  fall  back 
on. 

Barbara  Paris  Boshold  says,  "I  haven't 
seen  or  heard  anything  from  Abbot  for  ages. 
I  have  four  children  between  two  and  nine, 
two  boys  and  two  girls.  That's  my  work  for 
the  moment.  We  spent  eight  years  in  Ecua- 
dor working  with  the  Quichera  Indians  in 
community  development  and  are  now  liv- 
ing outside  of  Frankfurt  and  working  on  the 
fund-raising  side  of  the  same  organization. 
The  other  part  of  my  work  is  mastering  Ger- 
man —  ugh!"  Barbara's  address  is  Raiffer- 
senstrasse  10,  6392  neu-Anspach,  West  Ger- 
many. Louise  Shimmel  is  executive  director 
of  the  Willamette,  Ore.,  Wildlife  Rescue  and 
Rehabilitation  Center.  She  sounds  very  con- 
tent. "I  feel  enormously  lucky  to  be  able  to 
do  something  I  love  so  much  —  and  to  have 
created  it  myself  is  very  satisfactory.  So,  al- 
most forty  and  I've  discovered  my  life's 
work  —  not  too  bad."  Joan  Kloth  Katz  also 
sounds  happy  with  her  career.  She,  along 
with  other  members  of  a  multi-disciplinary 
team,  has  opened  a  center  for  the  treatment 
of  premenstrual  syndrome  in  Lewiston,  Me. 
She  reports,  "It  has  been  exciting  to  research 
and  develop  our  own  evaluation  process 
which  looks  at  both  the  biological  and  psy- 
chological aspects  of  the  disorder.  .  .  .  Aside 
from  my  work,  I  continue  to  be  chauffeur 
for  Sara  (13)  and  Matt  (10-1 12). 

A  beautifully  written  letter  from  Nancy 
Werth  begins,  "Outside  my  study  window 
this  morning  the  trees  are  all  golden,  the 
branches  wet-black,  and  fog  softens  every  as- 
pect." It  ends,  "With  all  the  gardening,  paint- 
ing, and  building  of  summer  months 
brought  to  a  halt,  I  m  happily  embarked  on 
the  wood-splitting,  and  writing  of  fall  and 
winter."  Nancy  attended  both  the  Haystack 
Mountain  School  of  Crafts  for  work  in  poet- 
ry, and  the  Robert  Frost  Festival  last  sum- 
mer. 

I  am  hoping  to  return  to  work  in  the  fall 
after  taking  several  years  off  to  regain  my 
health  and  spend  more  time  with  my  fami- 
ly. I'm  presently  involved  in  local  politics 
fighting  a  proposed  tax  cap  for  our  town. 
When  I  left  my  job,  I  thought  I'd  have  trou- 
ble keeping  busy.  Boy,  was  I  wrong! 


fry  Joseph  P.  Kahn 

07  26  Rice  Street 

PHILLIPS  Cambridge,  MA  02140 

Well,  aging  Boomers,  the  mail  bag  has  been 
pretty  empty  lately,  and  short  of  installing  a 
Fax  machine  in  my  car  (assuming  it  would 
fit  between  the  tape  deck  and  the  foam- 
rubber  dice,  which  it  wouldn't)  I'm  at  loose 
ends,  column-wise.  You're  probably  think- 
ing, Hmmm,  if  I  get  in  touch  with  Kahn, 
he  11  ask  for  money.  Or  give  my  current  ad- 
dress to  my  ex-wife.  Or  take  my  money  and 
give  that  to  my  ex-wife. 

Horsehockey.  You're  all  lawyers  anyway, 
so  chill  it  with  the  paranoia  and  put  away 
those  checkbooks.  What  else  do  I  have  to 
do,  anyway,  subpoena  your  testimony? 


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One  scribe  who  did  respond  was  Nicho- 
las Deutsch,  who  writes:  .  .  .  After  seventeen 
years  of  free-lance  work  as  a  director  in  the 
theater,  this  past  June  I  finally  made  the 
long-awaited  move  and  co-founded  a  com- 
pany of  my  own.  3-Dollar  Bill  Theater,  an 
ongoing,  professional,  not-for-profit  theater 
company  of  the  New  York  City  gay  and  les- 
bian community,  makes  its  debut  in  the  fall 
of  1989  with  a  two-play  subscription  season. 
We're  actively  fund-raising  right  now,  and 
building  our  board  of  directors.  My  asso- 
ciate directors,  playwright  Victor  Bumbalo 
and  actor  John  Finch,  share  my  commitment 
both  to  top-quality  work  and  to  giving  back 
to  our  'tribe  something  positive  of  its  past, 
present  and  future.  Inquiring  calls  welcome 
(I'm  in  the  Manhattan  directory)." 

Reversing  the  charges,  I  checked  in  this 
winter  with  a  few  more  MIAs.  Jock  Baird  is 
alive  and  well  in  Gloucester,  Mass.  and  edit- 
ing Musician  magazine  (brother  Gordon,  '68, 
is  publisher),  one  of  the  classiest  publications 
in  the  contemporary  music  field.  Though  he 
struggled  as  an  R&B  musician  himself  dur- 
ing the  1970s,  Jock  is  now  heavily  into  the 
techno  side  of  pop  music.  He's  also  been 
married  to  wife  Linda  for  11  years,  has  two 
kids,  aged  7  and  2,  and  lives  on  the  site  of  an 
old  Civil  War  fort.  "I  guess  I've  become  ob- 
sessed with  Civil  War  history  since  moving 
here,"  he  reports.  Anyway,  I'd  be  happy  to 
interface  with  any  PA-related  experts.' 

Maine  man  Dick  Trafton  co-founded  the 
law  firm  of  Trafton  &  Matzen  in  Auburn, 
Me.,  where  he  and  his  wife  live  with  their 
three  children,  Ben,  11;  Sam,  8;  and  Margaret, 
3.  The  firm  specializes  in  land  use  and  regu- 
latory law,  representing  both  developers  and 
city-planning  boards.  "We're  country  law- 
yers," says  Dick.  He  also  continues  his  life- 
long love  affair  with  outdoor  sports,  serving 
as  chairman  of  Maine's  Bill  Koch  Ski  League 
program  (all  three  Trafton  children  cross- 
country ski  competitively)  and  competing 
himself  in  a  national  55-kilometer  race  held 
in  Wisconsin  every  winter.  In  Auburn,  Dick 
crosses  paths  (or  ski  trails)  with  Jim  Platz,  an 
engineer  with  Platz  Associates.  Jim  used  to 
race  dog  sleds,  according  to  Dick,  but  now 
leaves  the  office  mostly  to  go  white-water 
kyaking  on  the  Kennebeck  River.  Dennis 
Roth  did  make  it  to  the  last  reunion  —  con- 
veniently since  he  was  elected  our  25th  Re- 
union chairman  —  but  I  will  mention  that  he 
is  also  a  principal  with  Jung/Brannen,  the 
Boston-based  architectural  firm  he  joined  in 
1984.  The  firm  specializes  in  large  commer- 
cial projects.  Dennis  and  wife  Nan  have  two 
boys,  ages  4  and  2. 

Finally,  William  Hammond  writes  of  be- 
ing "in  the  middle  of  a  mid-life  course  cor- 
rection." These  sea-changes  include  getting 
married  in  January  '87,  leaving  a  10-year 
banking  career  nine  months  later  to  go  to 
law  school,  and  adopting  a  two-year-old  girl 
last  April.  "So  far,'  reports  Bill,  "I'm  very 
pleased  with  the  direction  I'm  headed  in,  al- 
though there  are  those  moments  when  I 
question  my  sanity." 

You  and  the  rest  of  us,  Bill.  Just  think, 
back  in  the  60s  all  we  questioned  was  au- 
thority. 


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ABBOT 


Diana  Bonnifield  Jillie 
10300  Phar  Up  Dr. 
Cupertino,  CA  95014 


Oh,  WOW,  this  is  super.  We  have  news  on 
12  classmates!   And  all  good  stuff  too. 


Thanks,  gang,  for  taking  the  time  to  send 
me  your  news.  Keep  it  coming! 

Susan  Abby  Shapiro  has  enjoyed  an  in- 
credible 1988:  new  contemporary  home, 
Hawaiian  Island  hiking  and  diving  odys- 
sey,  expanded  practice,  and  triathlon  ath- 
letic achievement.  Abby  has  been  most 
moved  by  her  work  with  Vietnam  Vets 
(Post  Traumatic  Stress  Disorder  —  PTSD 
—  and  chronic  pain).  It  has  given  her  a  dif- 
ferent perspective  from  the  '60s  when  she 
was  an  antiwar  draft  counselor  in  Mass.  "I 
still  hate  that  war,  but  I've  learned  to  sep- 
arate the  individuals  from  the  military  es- 
tablishment." Nancy  Porosky  Harris, 
managing  three  boys  18,  14,  and  8,  is  in 
her  14th  year  at  Charles  River  School,  in 
Cambridge,  Mass.,  as  director  of  studies, 
teaching  kids  and  adults  alike  including  a 
teacher  workshop  at  Dana  Hall  School  in 
June.  Nancy  is  about  to  take  the  prize  for 
putting  the  first  kid  in  college  this  fall. 
Elizabeth  Bonan  Bertin-Boussu,  our 
biggest  Abbot  flag  waver,  invests  her  ener- 
gy in  being  co-president  of  the  NY  branch 
of  the  Abbot /And  over  Alumni  Associa- 
tion. She  continues  her  office  leasing  work, 
while  raising  the  boys,  15  and  11,  and 
looking  into  schools.'  Liz  regularly  sees 
Nancy  Porosky  Harris  and  her  three  boys, 
and  they  enjoy  many  good  times/ 
vacations  together.  Liz  writes  that  she  had 
both  Anstiss  Bowser  Agnew  and  Claire 
Moore  Dickerson  at  her  home  in  Novem- 
ber. Claire  teaches  law  at  St.  John's  while 
husband  Tom  pitches  in  with  their  two 
girls'  school  events.  Anstiss,  Jon,  Christo- 
pher and  Elizabeth  spend  weekends  in 
Conn.  Liz  also  dined  with  Tilly  Lavenas 
Shields  and  Reed,  who  have  started  a  dog 
hotel  business  in  Tuscon.  Business  is 
booming  and  the  ranch  a  success. 

Alice  Robertson  Brown  and  her  family 
(husband  Steve  G.  Brown,  PA  '67,  and  two 
daughters,  11  and  12)  have  temporarily  re- 
located to  Tucson  from  Vermont.  There 
she  renewed  a  great  friendship  with  Tilly 
Lavenas  Shields,  who  has  gotten  Alice  in- 
volved in  animal  rights.  Jeanie  Browning 
Tomanica  in  Michigan  lives  the  adventure 
of  sky  diving,  flying  seven  planes,  grow- 
ing trees,  and  making  Dulcimer  hammers 
for  gift  guides  and  festivals.  She  was  the 
only  woman  hunter  of  a  group  in  Canada, 
and  on  opening  day  got  four  bears  (watch 
out  for  Alice  and  Tilly!).  Mitsy  Major  is  an 
internist  in  Arlington,  Va.,  married  to  Jef- 
frey Knowles,  a  law  partner,  and  mother 
of  two,  a  boy  6  and  a  girl  4.  She's  seen  An- 
stiss Bowser  and  Jon  and  two  kids,  and 
she  got  a  message  in  the  office  from  Lauri- 
an  Cannon  but  missed  seeing  her;  she 
probably  had  a  plane  to  catch!  Roxy  Wolfe 
and  Harry  tooK  the  plunge:  they  sold 
everything  in  New  Hampshire  and  moved 
to  Albuquerque  to  finish  her  Ph.D.  in  data 
analysis  and  potentially  start  up  a  practice 
in  clinical  psychology.  Pam  Jones  and  Ed 
(who  is  a  human  resources  consultant  for 
Mattel  Toys,  among  others)  enjoyed  a  ren- 
dezvous in  Malaysia  and  Hong  Kong  last 
fall  and  continues  her  work  selling  HP 
computers.  She  and  I  continue  to  conspire 
together  when  her  business  brings  her  to 
Cupertino.  Gail  Niziak  Wiggin  sent  evi- 
dence of  her  recent  creativity:  a  photo- 
graph of  two  wholesome-looking  toddlers, 
T.K.,  3;  and  Amary,  1-1/2.  Gail  would've 
written  more  but  had  to  get  back  to  moth- 
ering. 

Note:  Does  anybody  know  where  Sue 
Gallagher  is?  Alice  is  asking  for  you. 


fLQ  George  Wolf 

U<J  440  Fern  Street 

PHILLIPS  New  Orleans,  LA  70118 

I  had  hoped  to  be  able  to  project  a  fine  sea- 
son of  Benson  Boogieing  in  New  Orleans  by 
the  time  you  read  this,  but  although  the 
Saints  will  not  go  marching  into  the  Super 
Bowl  this  year,  there  is  consolation  in  some 
good  class  news.  I  cannot,  however,  neglect 
a  bow  in  the  direction  of  Nebraska  and  Bill 
Brush,  both  of  whom  finally  got  much  de- 
sired revenge  against  Oklahoma  this  year. 
Sorry  about  the  Orange  Bowl,  Bill  —  per- 
haps only  the  two  of  us  know  just  how  gall- 
ing the  very  mention  of  the  name  "Miami" 
can  be. 

How  I  would  have  loved  to  honor  my  in- 
vitation to  the  Playboy  Mansion  to  see  Rex 
Armstrong  receive  his  Hugh  M.  Heffner 
First  Amendment  Award  for  Law  (see  Play- 
boy, Jan.,  1989  p.  64).  Rex  explains:  "I  am  be- 
ing recognizee!  for  my  work  in  promoting 
the  development  of  an  absolutist  analysis  of 
the  Oregon  constitutional  guarantee  of  free 
expression.  In  a  series  of  cases  that  I  han- 
dled for  the  Oregon  ACLU  (yes  I  am  a  card- 
carrying  member  of  the  ACLU),  Oregon 
courts  have  eliminated  virtually  all  restric- 
tions on  sexually  explicit  expression  in  the 
state.  For  example,  laws  restricting  sexual 
conduct  in  live  public  shows,  nude  dancing 
and  the  location  of  adult  book  stores  have 
all  been  held  invalid  by  Oregon  courts  in 
cases  that  I  have  handled.  Virtually  every 
decision  by  the  U.  S.  Supreme  Court  that 
has  upheld,  under  the  first  amendment,  a 
restriction  on  expression  has  been  made  ir- 
relevant in  Oregon  by  a  state  court  decision 
rejecting  the  restriction  under  the  Oregon 
Constitution."  The  judges  for  the  awards 
were  Anthony  Lewis  and  Tom  Wicker  of 
the  Nezv  York  Times,  Charlavne  Hunter- 
Gault  of  the  MacNeil/Lehrer  f^rwsHour  and 
Steven  Pico,  a  First  Amendment  advocate 
and  lecturer.  At  the  awards  last  1  Nov.  Rex 
received  a  commemorative  plaque  along 
with  $3,000  from  the  Playboy  Foundation. 
Best  of  congratulations  to  Rex  and  his  fami- 
ly. His  wife,  by  the  way,  Leslie  Roberts,  is 
an  attorney  in  Portland,  and  serves  on  the 
national  ACLU  board.  She  is  the  daughter 
of  a  state  senator,  the  sister  of  the  Oregon 
Commissioner  of  Labor,  her  stepmother  is 
the  Oregon  Secretary  of  State,  and  her  for- 
mer stepmother  is  a  recently  retired  justice 
of  the  Oregon  Supreme  Court.  Rex  and  Les- 
lie have  a  son  Iain,  3,  and  a  daughter  Mor- 
gan, 10  months.  Finally,  it  should  also  be 
mentioned  that  Rex  was  the  city  attorney 
for  the  city  of  Rajneeshpuram  before  it  was 
dissolved.'  And  I  almost  forgot,  he's  a  law- 
yer at  Bogle  &  Gates  in  Portland. 

Do  we  have  any  illustrious  Republicans 
out  there? 

Do  we  have  any  Republicans? 

Political  affiliations  notwithstanding,  my 
southern  tour  did  prompt  a  distinguished 
classmate  to  correct  some  out-of-date  news. 
As  I  mentioned,  Scott  Wheaton  is  your  oth- 
er other  man  in  the  Crescent  City,  but  for 
Lugenbuhl,  Larzelere  &  Ellefson  (notes,  fall 
1988)  read  Lugenbuhl,  Burke,  Wheaton, 
Peck  &  Rankin.  Scott  and  his  wife  (what's 
her  name,  Scott?)  have  three  children,  Lyd- 
ia,  Fletcher  and  Molly. 

It's  nice  to  have  company  again  next 
door.  How  about  a  party  column,  Cary? 


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flO  Cary  Cleaver 

00  312  Mimosa  Drive 

ABBOT  Decatur,  GA  30030 

This  job  is  great  fun!  No  irate  phone  calls 
yet,  nor  former  English  teachers  disclaim- 
ing their  association  with  me.  Cards  and 
calls  continue  to  fill  in  the  missing  pieces. 

Susan  Barton  called  last  fall  with  such  an 
interesting  history  that  I  decided  to  save  it 
for  this  issue.  Way  back  when,  Susan 
worked  for  the  National  Endowment  for 
the  Arts /Museum  Program.  She  then 
moved  into  performing  arts  at  the  Smithso- 
nian (for  three  years),  helping  to  coordinate 
the  Festival  of  American  folk  life  about 
which  I've  heard  rave  reviews  from  our 
field.  Around  that  time,  Susan  was  married. 
She  found  a  job  with  Computer  Sciences 
Corp.  (six  years),  consulted  with  dance  and 
theater  companies,  and  was  putting  her 
husband  through  school.  They  split  up:  he 
got  immersed  in  things  medieval,  she 
forged  ahead.  Next  came  a  job  with  the  De- 
partment of  Defense  in  D.  C,  where  she 
was  involved  with  contracts  and  technical 
writing,  evaluating  output.  This  fall  she 
took  a  job  as  planning  and  scheduling  engi- 
neer with  BECON  Services,  a  construction 
firm  in  Leesburg,  Va.  She  loves  working  in 
the  construction  industry.  What's  next?  Su- 
san dreams  of  utilizing  her  undergraduate 
degree  in  French  and  experience  in  con- 
struction coordination  to  help  build  the 
Olympic  village  in  France.  She  may  go  back 
to  school  for  an  MBA,  but  eventually  plans 
to  get  back  into  the  arts.  Susan  feels  certain 
she  will  one  day  have  her  own  business 
which  will  support  international  cultural 
exchanges  through  computerized  network- 
ing, drawing  upon  her  expertise  in  event 
planning.  I  nope  others  will  use  this  space 
to  voice  their  dreams;  it's  inspiring  to  any- 
one else  contemplating  the  next  life  change. 

Florence  Newcomb  Verrill  and  husband 
Ted  proudly  announced  the  birth  of  their 
son  Gordon  Parker  Verrill  on  23  August 
1988  (10  lbs.,  5  oz.).  I'll  share  some  of  Flor- 
ence's first  impressions  of  motherhood. 
Now  back  at  work,  she  can  enjoy  a  bit  of 
nostalgia.  ".  .  .  Gordon  is  sleeping  beside 
me  looking  like  he  has  been  kissed  by  an 
angel.  Love  swells  in  my  heart,  my  job  is  a 
thousand  miles  away,  and  I  couldn't  be 
happier."  This  summer,  the  Verrills  spent  a 
couple  of  great  weekends  with  Lee  Sulli- 
van at  her  nouse  in  the  Hamptons.  By  next 
summer,  they  may  have  found  a  new  home 
outside  of  NYC  'cause  a  baby  makes  an 
apartment  seem  really  small.  Lynn  Tren- 
bath  Key  sent  a  history  of  her  recent  pereg- 
rinations. "We  have  become  the  moving 
company's  greatest  dream"  she  writes  from 
their  third  home  in  less  than  a  year:  836 
Glouchester  Street,  Boca  Raton,  FL  33487. 
Billy  is  working  for  Integrated  Resources; 
Lynn  is  an  operations  coordinator  for  Alt- 
man  Management;  and  Megan  is  a  Montes- 
sori  preschooler.  "It's  wonderful  to  be  back 
in  Florida."  Bonnie  Cook  married  Glenn  E. 
Marvel  on  13  Feb.  1988.  Felicitations!  Dai- 
sey  Schnepel  and  husband  Paul  Evans  run 
a  woodworking  business  in  Providence,  RI, 
specializing  in  custom  woodwork  for  hous- 
es old  and  new,  from  antique  mantels  to 
kitchens.  Their  own  home  dates  from  1812 
and  is  giving  them  the  complete  course  in 
do-it-yourself  restoration.  'We  look  for- 
ward to  the  day  when  we  can  live  in  a 
home  not  a  work  studio  and  can  turn  our 
attentions  to  more  designerly  pursuits, 
however  happy  for  the  experience.' 


At  the  time  of  writing,  I  am  busy  oversee- 
ing the  winter  semester  artists'  residencies 
in  Georgia  and  preparing  new  artists'  appli- 
cations for  panel  review.  By  the  time  you 
read  this,  representatives  from  schools  all 
over  the  state  will  be  coming  to  interview 
prospective  artists  for  next  year's  residen- 
cies; I'll  be  doing  the  spring  gardening  and 
planning  my  next  road  trip,  rail  keep  my 
mailbox  happy! 

In  response  to  Peter  Evans'  sad  note: 
those  of  us  who  worked  with  Harold  DeFe- 
lice  in  our  10th  grade  Gilbert  &  Sullivan 
show  realized  even  then  what  a  tremen- 
dous talent  he  possessed.  We  join  in  griev- 
ing his  loss. 


20th  REUNION! 

June  9-11, 1989 


flQ  Hugh  Kellehcr 

037  65  Norfolk  St. 

PHILLIPS  Cambridge,  MA  02139 

Friends,  in  June  it  will  be  twenty  years. 
During  that  one-fifth  century,  many  of  us 
have  married,  had  children,  gone  to  very 
far-off  places.  Many  of  us  have  prospered.  . 
.  some  of  us  have  died.  Most  of  us  have  not 
seen  each  other  since  June,  1969. 

The  thought  of  those  two  decades  stirs 
memories  not  only  of  Andover,  but  of  all 
that  has  happened  since.  There  is  no  doubt 
that  when  we  think  about  returning,  we 
think  about  what  sort  of  accounting  we  will 
give  for  those  twenty  years.  How  has  it 
worked  out?  It  has  always  been  a  relief  to 
me  to  discover  that  my  classmates,  by  and 
large,  have  been  generous,  not  only  with 
sharing  the  news  about  their  own  lives,  but 
with  their  reactions  to  the  very  wide  range 
of  folks  who  spread  out  from  Andover 
twenty  years  back,  and  who  will  be  recon- 
vening June  9-11. 

Dave  Sedgwick,  Ph.D.,  of  Charlottes- 
ville, Va.,  will  be  there.  Bob  Furse,  M.D.  of 
Houston  is  seriously  considering.  Phil  San- 
tucci,  once  a  football  star  and  now  an  opera 
singer  in  Germany  would  like  to  be,  but  the 
musical  season  may  not  yet  be  over  in  Han- 
over. He  was  hoping  to  see  Chip  Messe- 
role.  Sid  Stern  reported  that  he  has  "aged- 
out"  of  the  Greensboro  Jaycees,  is  now  serv- 
ing on  the  board  of  Alcohol  Control,  and 
has  his  own  law  firm.  Sid  has  three  kids, 
Dean,  Agie,  and  Millie,  and  I  hope  he'll  be 
bringing  the  whole  family  with  him.  Hu- 
bert Crouch  wrote  from  Dallas  to  say  that 
his  old  roommate  Rob  Reynolds  will  be 
there.  And  Pete  Olney  from  SF  will  be 
there  with  his  wife,  Christina,  and  their 
new  baby.  Alex  Van  Oss  of  D.C.  is  a  defi- 
nite, ana  I  hope  landscape  architect  Bren- 
dan Doyle  will  be,  too,  as  will  Manuel  Ta- 
vares  who  will  be  coming  from  the 
Dominican  Republic. 

Alan  Morton  wrote,  "I  have  been  out  of 
PA  since  1966  and  have  never  once  been 
mentioned  in  the  Bulletin.  How  about  a  one- 
liner?  I'm  alive  and  well  in  Rye,  N.Y.,  with 
my  wife,  Morgan,  and  three  daughters.  I'm 
a  director  in  the  Mergers  and  Acquisitions 
Group  at  Merrill  Lyncn.  Work  with  Warren 
Matthei  from  our  class."  Hubert  Peck,  who 


has  played  professional  squash,  wrote  to 
say  that  he  is  pursuing  music  as  a  singer/ 
songwriter  in  NY.  He  d  like  to  be  in  touch 
with  musicians  Jeff  Claus  and  Chuck 
McDermott.  Chuck  is  now  Congressman 
Joe  Kennedy's  chief  spokesman. 

How  about  you,  big  Tom  Mesereau,  at- 
torney in  Laguna  Beach?  And  you,  Al  Mi- 
nor? Are  you  still  the  US  Army  Chaplain  at 
Fort  Bragg,  NC?  I  got  a  message  on  my  ma- 
chine from  Lock  Miller  (still  of  Berkeley?), 
and  it  sounds  like  Lock  will  be  there.  And  I 
hope  you  will  be  too,  Steve  Taylor.  Steve 
has  served  on  the  Executive  Committee  of 
the  US  Yachting  Committee  and  is  married 
to  M.E.  Malone.  Steve  was  recently  named 
Business  manager  of  The  Boston  Globe.  It  is 
in  the  Globe,  often  on  page  one,  that  the  by- 
line of  Brian  Mooney  frequently  appears. 
Congrats,  Brian,  your  work  looks  good. 
Charles  Bennett,  who  for  years  could  be 
seen  as  a  news  anchorman  on  WGBH,  in 
Boston,  is  now  a  manager  at  Bain  &  Co.,  a 
Boston-based  business  strategy  consulting 
firm.  He's  married  to  Jill  Philipson,  a  TV  di- 
rector at  WGBH.  Charles  and  Jill  had  a  son 
last  year.  Rick  Randazzo,  M.D.  is  living  in 
Newburyport,  Mass.,  and  Jeff  Kilbreth, 
now  of  SF  with  Digital,  took  his  daughter 
Nina  on  a  trip  around  the  country  to  look  at 
colleges. 

I  am  about  to  dive  into  the  great  matri- 
monial sea.  Over  Thanksgiving  I  became 
engaged  to  Robin  Peach,  of  Virginia  Beach, 
Va.  Robbin  is  the  executive  director  of  the 
Fort  Point  Arts  Community,  a  non-profit 
group  of  artists  who  live  and  work  in  a 
warehouse  district  in  Boston.  I  became  a 
master  plumber,  and  sold  my  first  short  sto- 
ries to  The  Quarterly,  the  largest  circulation 
fiction-only  magazine  in  the  country.  At  the 
end  of  January  Robbin  and  I  are  spending 
six  weeks  in  Tahiti,  Bora-Bora,  New  Zea- 
land, and  Australia  where  we'll  be  staying 
with  J.  Bluhm  in  Sydney. 

Also  over  on  that  side  of  the  planet  is 
Paul  Tittmann  partner  in  a  diversified 
group  of  companies  involved  in  general 
business  consulting  and  international  trade. 
Paul  and  his  wife,  Jenny,  have  a  newborn, 
William,  "whom  we  call  Willy  as  it  is  easier 
for  my  wife's  Chinese  relations  to  pro- 
nounce. .  .  "  Paul  travels  a  lot,  and  when  in 
Houston  recently  he  had  dinner  with  Larry 
Glenn  and  his  family,  and  managed  a  tele- 
phone hello  to  John  Knapp.  "Larry  is  a  law- 
yer specializing  in  oil  and  gas,  and  John 
heads  up  an  investment  concern  that  seems 
to  stretch  its  wings  over  many  industries. 
Larry  told  me  of  his  on-going  friendship 
with  Jim  Hearty,  a  bond  mogul  in  Boston, 
and  of  Fred  Burns  ranching  and  familied  in 
Kansas  ...  I  tried  to  call  my  friend  Hal 
Richardson,  now  an  established  executive 
with  Disney  in  LA  (last  I  heard  he  buys  all 
the  movies  that  we  see  on  the  Disney  Chan- 
nel.)" Paul  promises  to  be  there  in  June. 

John  Hosken  and  his  wife,  Nancy,  had  a 
baby  this  year.  John's  auto  repair  business 
has  thrived  over  the  years,  and  I  recently 
saw  a  big  story  on  how  he  may  be  selling 
his  building  in  Boston's  South  End  for  a 
housing  development.  Jamie  Murphy  sent 
a  nice  card,  complete  with  a  photo  that  con- 
firmed that  he  is  indeed  the  proud  dad  of 
two  remarkably  robust  looking  little  guys. 
And  Whit  Cline  sent  a  terrific  Christmas 
card  from  Texas.  I  remember  how  great  it 
was  to  see  the  Clines  at  the  last  reunion. 

I've  been  doing  this  column  for  ten  years 
now,  and  I've  been  wondering  if  it  is  not 
time  for  a  new  voice.  I  think  our  best  ap- 
proach now  is  for  all  reporters  and  under- 


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cover  agents  to  return  to  the  Hill  with  live, 
in-person  up-dates.  I've  got  a  feeling  it's 
going  to  be  a  good  time. 


fLQ  Dale  Woods  Dingledine 

U:7  15  Aid  ridge 'Drive 

ABBOT  Greenville,  SC  29607 

The  biggest  and  best  news  is  that  our  20th 
reunion,  set  for  9-11  June  is  quickly  ap- 
proaching. Remember  how  beautiful  spring 
is  in  Andover?  It's  a  great  time  to  renew 
friendships,  reminisce,  retrace  one  of  the 
"approved"  walks,  stroll  down  to  the  Yan- 
kee Lady  or  Friendly's,  catch  up  on  the 
plans  for  the  Abbot  campus  renovations, 
and  even  make  new  friends.  There  will  be 
picnics,  parades,  brunches,  seminars,  and  a 
lot  more.  The  last  reunion  was  so  much  fun 
that  I  purposefully  signed  on  for  reunion 
duties  to  ensure  that  I  would  be  at  this  one. 
So,  please  call  your  friends  and  make  plans 
now  for  June.  If  you  haven't  done  so  al- 
ready, whip  out  that  registration  form,  fill  it 
out,  and  send  it  in.  We  really  do  want  to  see 
you. 

Making  plans  for  the  June  festivities  led 
me  to  some  delightful  conversations.  One 
was  with  Sheila  Prout-Accomando  who 
lives  in  Andover,  and  who  has  graciously 
offered  to  host  an  Abbot  brunch  at  her 
home.  Sheila's  home,  which  is  near  the 
school,  is  next  door  to  another  Abbot  grad, 
Kathy  Wies  Dietz  '68.  Not  only  is  Sheila  a 
co-agent  for  our  class,  she's  the  mother  of 
four  children  as  well  as  a  labor  and  delivery 
nurse.  In  response  to  my  inquiry  about  the 
difficulty  in  juggling  parenting  and  job  re- 
sponsibilities, Sheila  said  that  she  needs  her 
job  to  maintain  her  mental  health  after 
spending  the  better  part  of  a  day  in  the  car 
cnauffeuring  her  kids  to  their  various  activi- 
ties. I  can  relate  to  that. 

Sheila  reports  that  Madelon  Curtis 
Finnegan  is  busy  running  her  dance  studio 
in  Andover.  Someone  else  also  mentioned 
having  seen  Madelon  waitressing  in  the 
Boston  area  as  a  "starving  actress-dancer" 
while  waiting  for  roles  to  come  up.  Another 
classmate  Sheila  sees  occasionally  is  Su- 
zanne Yeaton  Hockmeyer.  Suzie,  who  is  a 
certified  frontierswoman,  leads  white  water 
rafting  expeditions  for  her  business,  North- 
ern Outdoors,  in  West  Forks,  Maine.  It 
would  be  great,  Suzie,  if  you  could  tell  all  of 
us  armchair  travellers  about  it  at  the  reun- 
ion. Podie  Rockwell  wrote  that  she  is  still 
working  full  time  on  the  faculty  at  U.C.  San 
Diego  Medical  School  Dept.  of  Psychiatry. 
She  is  also  Assist.  Director  of  the  Inpatient 
Unit  at  the  medical  center  there,  as  well  as 
psychiatric  consultant  for  the  inpatient  and 
outpatient  Medical  &  Surgical  services. 
Whew!  Podie's  husband,  Randal  Vecchione, 
is  also  a  physician,  specializing  in  plastic 
surgery. 

I  also  had  enjoyable  conversations  with 
Sara  Gray  Stockwell,  Marilyn  Dow  Esta- 
brook,  and  Beth  Samel  Fried.  Sara,  as  men- 
tioned in  a  previous  column,  is  a  fifth  grade 
science  teacher  utilizing  the  Maine  Audu- 
bon program  in  her  classes,  as  well  as  being 
a  cub  scout  leader  for  all  of  the  second 
grade  boys  in  her  community  —  all  twelve 
of  them.  However,  Sara  has  also  recently 
begun  taking  courses  in  land  surveying. 
She  said  that  the  duration  of  the  program  is 
eight  years.  That's  really  quite  a  commit- 
ment. 


Marilyn  reported  that  she  had  recently 
bumped  into  Faith  Kaiser  (now  Howland), 
and  that  they  had  a  great  time  reminiscing. 
As  a  result,  Faith  is  planning  to  attend  the 
reunion  and  is  looking  forward  to  catching 
up  with  everyone  there.  Good  work,  Mari- 
lyn! Marilyn  keeps  busy  with  her  job  as  a 
systems  consultant,  and  with  their  two 
dogs,  a  golden  retriever  and  a  "neurotic" 
springer  spaniel. 

Beth  Samel  Fried  is  another  busy,  busy 
lady.  As  art  director  at  an  advertising  firm 
in  Watertown,  Mass.,  she  is  frequently  re- 
quired to  travel.  Beth's  children  occasional- 
ly have  the  opportunity  to  accompany  her 
and  she  feels  that  this  exposure  has  provid- 
ed them  with  a  valuable  educational  experi- 
ence. 

That's  about  it.  Remember:  GET  TO  OUR 
20TH  REUNION  —  SOMEHOW. 


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Peter  H.  Williams 
P.O.  Box  941 
Fairhope,  AL  36533 


Memo  from  Turner: 

Two  of  our  classmates  are  now  prominent 
citizens  of  Portland,  Oregon.  John  O'Neill 
is  a  vice-president  and  stockbroker  with  the 
Dean  Witter  office  there,  and  continues  to 
sharpen  his  basketball  skills  through  fre- 
quent games  at  the  YMCA.  He  and  Annette 
have  two  children.  His  fellow  Cornell  alum- 
nus, Mori  Bishop  and  wife,  Mary,  are  ex- 
pecting their  second  child  as  well  Mort  is 
the  sales  manager  of  the  womenswear  divi- 
sion for  Pendleton  Woolen  Mills  in  Port- 
land, and  reports  that  he  has  done  business 
with  Frank  Crowley  who  is  the  merchan- 
dise manager  at  Macy's  in  San  Francisco. 
John  Healey  is  conducting  medical  re- 
search at  the  Cornell  University  facility  in 
New  York  City.  He  and  wife  Paula  are  both 
physicians  and  the  proud  parents  of  two 
kids.  Mel  Brown  and  wife  Inka,  also  resi- 
dents of  New  York,  recently  welcomed 
their  first  child,  a  son  christened  Ivan.  Chris 
Tow  has  joined  the  Washington  office  of 
the  large  Atlanta  law  firm  of  Sutherland, 
Ashbill  &  Brennan,  after  service  as  counsel 
to  the  U.S.  House  Banking  Committee  and 
the  U.  S.  Senate  Rules  Committee.  He  now 
specializes  in  legislation  and  governmental 
relations,  and  represents  a  number  of  finan- 
cial institutions.  Chris  enjoys  D.C.  and 
makes  no  mention  of  any  desire  to  return  to 
his  native  Rhode  Island.  Jonathan  Michals 
is  a  computer  graphics  consultant  and  com- 
mutes between  Westport  and  New  York. 
Dr.  Charles  van  der  Horst  is  a  member  of 
the  Department  of  Medicine  at  the  Univer- 
sity of  North  Carolina.  The  secretary  from 
the  class  of  '28  recently  reported  from 
North  Carolina  that  he  attended  a  local  con- 
ference on  AIDS  at  which  Charlie  delivered 
an  eloquent  and  forceful  speech. 

Steve  Senft  has  returned  to  graduate 
school  in  St.  Louis  where  he  is  working  on  a 
doctorate  in  neuroanatomy.  He  and  wife 
Janet  are  raising  a  two-year-old  daughter. 
Steve  enjoys  the  intellectual  challenge  of  his 
field,  but  laments  that  he  always  looks  like 
he  needs  a  haircut.  (So  do  I.)  Ethan  Staple- 
ton  is  a  vice-president  in  the  private  bank- 
ing area  with  Chase  Manhattan,  and  he  and 
his  family  live  in  Brooklyn.  From  his  experi- 
ences with  his  surveying  business  in 
McGrady,  N.C.,  John  Logsdon  has  devel- 
oped an  interest  in  practicing  property  law 


and  plans  to  apply  to  several  in-state  law 
schools.  John  Sibal  stepped  away  from  the 
oil  business  after  ten  years  and  is  now  the 
treasurer  of  Oaktree  Savings  Bank  in  New 
Orleans,  which  is  currently  bidding  on  a 
number  of  other  S  &  L's  in  Louisiana.  John 
truely  loves  New  Orleans  and  is  active  with 
the  local  Harvard  Club.  Now  that  his 
daughter  and  son  have  reached  the  respec- 
tive ages  of  13  and  10,  John  has  begun 
coaching  a  little  league  team.  Rich  Karlin  is 
a  fellow  resident  of  New  Orleans,  where  he 
practises  medicine. 

After  many  years  as  a  prosecutor  with 
the  New  Hampshire  Attorney  General's  of- 
fice, Jim  Cahill  is  now  the  head  of  adminis- 
tration for  the  J.  D.  Cahill  Co.  near  Concord. 
It  is  a  paper  manufacturing  Company 
founded  50  years  ago  by  his  rather.  Jim  is 
married  with  two  kids,  and  mentions  that 
he  and  Jack  Richards  serve  together  on  the 
board  of  trustees  of  the  Mayhew  Program, 
which  does  great  work  with  disadvantaged 
youths.  Tom  Luby  is  practicing  law  in  Mer- 
iden,  Conn.,  with  his  father  and  eight  other 
partners.  He  also  serves  as  a  member  of  the 
state  legislature,  which  is  in  session  from 
three  to  five  months  a  year.  He  and  Paula 
have  two  children.  After  working  as  a  sub- 
contractor during  law  school  at  Florida, 
Sam  Boone  had  great  success  practicing 
property  law  in  Panama  City,  Fla.  During 
the  Carter  years,  he  also  served  as  executive 
director  of  the  Horida  Democratic  Party. 
Sam  now  enjoys  a  commercial  law  practice 
in  Gainesville,  Fla.,  and  specializes  in  start- 
up companies. 

Romerio  Perkins  is  back  home  in  Talla- 
hassee, and  works  with  a  state  program  of- 
fering small  business  loans  under  the  De- 
partment of  Commerce.  The  job  requires 
frequent  travel,  and  Perk  reports  that  he 
spent  election  night  with  Alex  Donner  in 
New  York.  He  has  also  been  in  contact  with 
Peter  Fox,  who  is  the  managing  director  of 
public  finance  at  Bear,  Stearns  in  Chicago. 
Perk  has  remarried,  and  the  eldest  of  nis 
two  daughters  recently  asked  him  whether 
he  was  going  to  send  her  to  Andover. 

From  Houston.  Rob  Christie  recounts 
that  Grant  Gibbons  has  returned  to  Bermu- 
da to  help  run  the  family  business,  which 
includes,  but  is  not  limited  to,  financial  ser- 
vices. Grant  has  two  sons  now,  and  he  in- 
vites all  vactioners  in  Bermuda  to  give  him 
a  ring.  Geri  and  Andy  Wexler  live  with 
their  two  children  in  Fairfield,  Conn., 
where  Andy  is  a  plastic  surgeon  with  em- 
phasis on  pediatric  work.  And,  Vijaya  Si- 
kand  is  a  doctor  in  emergency  medicine  in 
New  London. 

"Didn't  1  see  you  down  in  San  Antone 

on  a  hot  and  dusty  night? 

You  were  eating  eggs  in  Sammy's 

when  the  Mack  man  there  drew  his  knife. . . 


'Tri  Pauline  Cerf  Alexander 

/U  Apt.5-D,115E.67thSt. 
ABBOT  New  York,  NY  10021 

Quite  a  lot  of  baby  news  this  time,  most  of  it 
forwarded  from  the  Alumni  Office:  Melanie 
Rosen  and  Mitchell  had  a  daughter,  Gillian 
Rose  Brooks,  born  6  October  1988.  Congrat- 
ulations, Melanie!  Priscilla  Mendenhall 
Coudoux  and  husband  Sylvain  had  their 
first  child,  Chantal  Mendenhall  Coudoux, 
on  26  January  1988.  Apparently  (deducing 
from  their  telephone  area  code)  they  are  liv- 


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ing  in  Washington,  D.C.,  where  Sylvain  has 
been  covering  the  political  scene  for  Cana- 
dian television.  Virginia  Knapp  Cargill 
had  her  first  baby,  William  Knapp  Cargill, 
on  1  October  1988.  Virginia  says  she  re- 
turned to  work  two  weeks  later  with  Wil- 
liam in  tow,  and  that  the  office  and  William 
loved  it!  Sarah  Bowen  Blades  now  has 
three  children,  two  girls  and  a  boy,  and  is 
living  in  New  Jersey  (lucky  I  know  my  area 
codes).  She  asked  the  Alumni  Office  for 
Diane  Anton's  address  in  New  York  and  I 
don't  know  if  they  gave  it  to  her,  so  Diane, 
if  you're  reading  this,  get  in  touch  with  Sa- 
rah through  the  Alumni  Office. 

Lynn  Waller  Stellings  writes  that  she  is 
now  single  and  owns  a  construction  compa- 
ny, Stellings  Construction  Co.,  Inc.  Right 
on,  Lynn!  She  builds  houses  in  Rock  Hill,  S. 
C,  and  also  does  some  interior  design 
work.  Her  kids,  Carrie  and  Tiger,  are  now 
13  and  11.  It's  very  strange  to  think  that 
Carrie  is  almost  the  age  Lynn  and  I  and  the 
rest  of  us  were  when  we  first  met  Prep  Year 
(and  of  course  the  age  at  which  I  still  visual- 
ize her).  I  don't  think  I'll  dwell  on  that. 

Amy  Baldwin  Bratten  has  apparently 
moved  —  I  don't  know  when  —  from  Cali- 
fornia to  Virginia  outside  Washington,  and 
loves  it.  The  last  time  I  saw  Amy  was  in 
1973  which  was  also  the  last  time  I  saw  Cal- 
ifornia. I  always  thought  when  I  finally 
made  it  out  there  again  I'd  visit  her,  but  I 
do  get  to  Washington  occasionally  so  may- 
be I  can  see  her  again  one  of  these  days. 
Margaret  Cheney  McNally  and  John  are 
going  to  be  country  mice  again;  they're 
moving  from  D.C.  to  Norwich,  Vermont, 
later  this  year.  Meanwhile,  Bill  and  I  and 
the  kids  (now  8,  6  and  4)  are  still  here  in 
N.Y.C.  where  I  spend  most  of  my  days  ar- 
ranging "playdates,"  packing  school  lunch- 
es, buying  junk  food,  and  caring  for  a 
Wheaten  Terrier,  two  cats,  18  goldfish  and  a 
tortoise.  Not  quite  the  life  I  had  pictured 
back  in  1970  but  a  happy  one  nonetheless. 


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Dana  J.  Seero 
16  State  Street 
Marbleiiead,  MA  01945 


Jeb  Bush  was  in  the  news  when  he  and  his 
son  George,  12,  arrived  in  the  Armenian 
capital  city  of  Yerevan  Christmas  day  on  a 
cargo  jet  with  40  tons  of  medicine,  clothing, 
and  toys.  He  and  his  son  volunteered  for 
the  trip,  accompanying  relief  supplies  from 
AmeriCares,  a  relief  organization  based  in 
Connecticut.  After  touring  the  city  of  Spi- 
tak,  European  newspapers  and  Soviet  tele- 
vision quoted  him  as  telling  Armenian 
Communist  Party  chief  Suren  Arutyunan, 
"There  are  thousands  of  Americans  who 
would  like  to  be  here  to  help  people  in  dis- 
tress." He  and  his  son  also  toured  a  clinic, 
handing  out  toys  to  children  hospitalized 
after  the  December  7th  earthquake,  which 
resulted  in  the  death  of  three-quarters  of 
the  town's  population.  Tom  Foley  was  the 
subject  of  write-ups  in  the  Nra>  York  Times 
and  Fortune  magazine  for  his  role  in  the  sale 
of  J. P.  Stevens,  the  textile  manufacturer.  As 
chairman  of  NTC  Group,  he  helped  struc- 
ture this  and  other  major  LBOs  in  the  tex- 
tile industry.  The  article  notes  that  he  skis, 
plays  tennis,  and  pilots  his  own  jet,  but  did 
not  mention  the  Enfield.  He  formed  NTC  in 
1985,  after  stints  at  McKinsey  and  Citicorp 
Vulture  Capital. 


Appointed  Director  of  Keyboard  Studies 
at  St.  Paul's  School  was  George  Loring.  He 
is  a  teacher  of  some  note,  with  a  number  of 
prize-winning  students  at  the  state  and  re- 
gional level.  Jim  Parker  writes  that  he  has 
been  living  in  Alaska  since  1977.  He  travels 
the  state  (keep  in  mind,  he's  talking  about 
Alaska,  not  the  little  toy  states  we  have 
here)  training  rural  magistrates.  Rick  Pre- 
linger  was  best  man  at  his  1982  wedding  to 
Jane  Yokoyama.  He  has  two  sons.  Sam 
Walker  has  gone  to  Leavenworth.  No,  he  is 
not  making  little  ones  out  of  big  ones:  Ma- 
jor Walker  is  at  the  command  and  General 
Staff  College  there.  Imagine  Harvard  Busi- 
ness School,  with  a  physical  fitness  test  as 
part  of  admission,  and  you  get  the  general 
idea.  Good  golf  course,  though. 

It  is  very  sad  for  me  when  I  must  report 
the  death  of  a  classmate,  and  this  is  espe- 
cially so  in  the  case  of  Les  Ose,  who  died 
last  year  in  an  auto  accident  in  Des  Moines, 
Iowa.  Les  lived  in  Andover  Cottage  junior 
year,  and  was  always  a  stable  ship  in  an  un- 
steady sea.  He  was  a  graduate  of  Grinnell 
College,  and  held  a  master's  degree  in  Busi- 
ness Administration  from  the  University  of 
Iowa.  He  was  Publisher's  Coordinator  for 
Communications  Data  Service  in  Des 
Moines.  Sad,  and  unfair. 


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ABBOT 


Dorothy  Streett 
Rte.l,Boxl73 
Bowdoinham,  ME  04008 


I  feel  like  the  archetype  in  an  article  from 
New  Woman  magazine  (I  don't  buy  it;  I  just 
scan  the  headlines  in  the  check-out  line  at 
the  supermarket).  Can  I  withstand  the  rig- 
ors of  having  it  all?  Will  the  guilt  associated 
at  leaving  work  "early"  to  pick  up  a  child  at 
day  care  ever  subside?  Will  the  lawn  ever 
be  mown  on  a  regular  basis?  Will  the  flat 
surfaces  of  my  house  ever  be  free  of  dog 
hair  and/or  dust?  My  angst  is  mollified  in 
part  by  the  knowledge  that  I  have  plenty  of 
company  from  all  corners  of  the  country. 

From  Seattle,  Sally  Browning  writes  that 
she  has  been  too  busy  between  motherhood 
and  medical  career  to  create  any  news. 
Anne  Hyde  Degan,  down  the  coast  of 
Maine,  informs  me  that  her  long  lapse  in 
contact  has  been  due  in  part  to  the  arrival  in 
October  of  Daniel  Matthew  Degan,  who  is 
making  his  presence  felt  between  Anne's 
journalistic  by-lines.  Caitlin  Owen  Hunter 
grabbed  the  last  of  the  '88  tax  deductions  in 
Appleton,  Maine,  with  the  arrival  of  Fiona 
(a  name  that  recalls  Fiona  Baxter)  late  in  De- 
cember; Cait's  husband's  sail  loft  is  at 
home,  so  Dad  will  be  on  duty  when  Cait 
goes  back  to  work.  Nancy  Phillips  Peoples, 
in  addition  to  raising  two  children  in  Flori- 
da, is  also  busy  with  half-marathons,  biath- 
lons and  triathlons.  Alison  Galusha 
Squires  in  central  Massachusetts  is  presum- 
ably too  busy  with  child  and  career  to  write 
—  or  generate  —  much  news  aside  from  a 
card  at  Christmas.  Abby  Johnson,  having 
negotiated  a  sweet  deaf  with  the  State  of 
Nevada  to  continue  working  part-time  in 
her  job  administering  Community  Block 
Development  Grants,  allowing  her  the  per- 
fect compromise  between  parent  and  pro- 
fessional roles,  is  having  to  rethink  the 
whole  issue  as  Nevada  faces  a  new  budget. 
Peggy  Haskell  Moss,  whose  sons  are  three 
and  six,  is  opting  for  a  career  change  from 
hospital  administrator  (where  her  boss  once 


accused  her  of  leaving  early  as  she  departed 
for  her  famly  at  7  p.m.)  to  special  education. 
She  is  back  in  school,  working  on  her  certifi- 
cation at  a  college  near  her  home  in  Grand- 
ville,  Mich.  She  looks  forward  to  coordinat- 
ing the  lengthy  vacations  that  are  part  of 
the  profession  with  those  of  her  husband, 
who  teaches  high  school  social  studies. 
Mary  Anna  Sullivan  did  not  leave  well 
enough  alone  in  Lowell,  Mass.;  she  had  a 
third  t>aby,  Kate,  in  September,  and  contin- 
ues her  stance  on  quality  education  by  be- 
ing the  hard-nosed  stalwart  on  the  Lowell 
School  Committee.  I  forgot  to  find  out  if  she 
still  practices  medicine  because  I  was  awed 
by  her  energies  already. 

Yet  there  is  hope  that  perhaps  this  is  a 
transitory  state  of  affairs.  Consider  the  case 
of  Gayle  Ridd  Wells,  whose  "old"  daugh- 
ters, at  11  and  5,  are  comparatively  self- 
sufficient.  Gail  thinks,  however,  that  she  is 
probably  the  only  grandmother  in  the  class 
(she  has  four  step-grandchildren).  She  di- 
vides her  time  between  her  trips  to  a  sum- 
mer home  in  the  mountains  of  Western 
Maine.  There  is  also  the  case  of  Judy  Fletch- 
er who  combines  her  law  career  with  her 
husband's  real  estate  career  in  Portland, 
Me.,  leaving  time  to  sail  and  to  get  her  kid 
kicks  through  her  nephew.  In  a  category  all 
of  her  own  is  Mary  McCabe,  whose  thriv- 
ing solo  practice  in  the  new  specialty  of 
Yuppie  law  in  Lawrence,  Mass.,  spawns 
stories  that  made  me  pale  in  moral  indigna- 
tion. Mary  gets  her  kid  fix  primarily 
through  Mary  Anna's. 

Although  I've  long  been  a  part  of  the 
working  world,  my  lengthiest  tenure  in  any 
position  is  my  current  job  as  college  coun- 
seling director  and  teacher  of  English  at  a 
small  boarding  school  where  I  am  in  my 
fourth  year.  I  was  amazed,  then,  when  Bea- 
triz  McConnie  Strohmeyer  wrote  that  after 
working  for  fourteen  years  at  El  Centro  del 
Cardenal  in  Boston,  she  has  become  director 
of  education  in  the  Hispanic  Office  of  plan- 
ning and  Education.  She's  also  bought  a 
new  home  in  Jamaica  Plain,  her  sons  are 
four  and  six. 

In  my  never-ending  quest  for  news  and 
sources  of  commiseration,  I  continue  my  re- 
lentless effort  to  track  down  Cynthia  John- 
son Pense.  My  leads  over  the  years  in 
South  Dakota  and  Conway,  N.H.,  have 
turned  up  no  traces  of  her.  Has  she  van- 
ished in  trie  mists  of  time?  I  urge  her  —  and 
the  rest  of  you  —  to  verify  your  existence  at 
207-666-5960  in  the  evenings  after  all  good 
pre-schoolers  are  in  bed.  I  am  anxious  to 
know  if  you  have  it  all,  and  if  you  do,  how 
you  manage  it. 


72 

PHILLIPS 


Walter  L.  Maroney,  Jr. 

41  Parkdale  Street 
Somerville,  MA  02143 


Tonight  my  girlfriend  is  out  to  dinner  with 
her  friend,  the  former  Amway  clone.  The 
football  games  are  over  and  the  Super  Bowl 
roster  is  set.  On  TV,  cable  preachers  are 
shouting  the  millennium,  insisting  that  the 
Armenian  earthquake  and  Flight  103  were 
predicted  in  the  Book  of  Revelations.  But  to- 
night there  are  no  seismic  disturbances,  no 
quantum  fluctuations  of  familiar  matter 
into  ghosts.  Only  these  pieces  of  thirtyso- 
methingish  contentment,  this  blessed  eleva- 
tor music  of  the  soul: 

Steve  Voorhees  sends  a  family  picture 


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Christmas  card.  He  says  that  he  and  Mimi 
are  "thriving  in  Birmingham,  Ala.,  a  terrific 
place  to  live,  work  and  attempt  to  raise  two 
children."  (Dorothy  and  Paul).  And  Marc 
Chardon  another:  a  three-person  family 
seated  on  a  couch:  children  Sallie  and  Rob- 
ert, and  Marc.  From  the  Butlers,  Sam  and 
Marea,  no  pictures  of  parents,  just  Mimi 
and  Eliza  in  Halloween  satin  scrunched  to- 
gether on  a  sofa.  Joe  Shaw  says  that  he's 
the  father  of  "two  great  kids,"  Jessie,  7,  and 
Trip,  2.  He's  made  a  career  tour  of  several 
banks,  and  has  would  up  as  a  VP  for  the 
Bank  of  Boston  in  Springfield,  Mass.,  par- 
celling out  capital  to  middle  market  cus- 
tomers. There's  a  parallel  life  as  a  proprie- 
tor of  the  Worthington  Inn  at  Four  Corners 
Farm,  a  1780  colonial  farmhouse  in  the 
northern  middle  of  the  state;  and  a  whole 
remarkable  new  existence  as  a  marathon  ca- 
noer,  an  endurance  sport  involving  twenty- 
four  mile  water  ana  portage  courses.  Joe 
says:  "I  started  canoe  racing  several  years 
ago  and  last  summer  qualified  for  the  U.S. 
Marathon  Canoe  and  Kayak  Team.  I  com- 
peted at  the  World  Marathon  Canoe  Cham- 
pionship in  Nottingham,  England,  and 
placed  15th.  .  .  .  competing  in  the  race  was 
the  experience  of  a  lifetime  ...  am  aiming 
for  the  next  World  Championship  in  1990." 

Two  nights  before  Christmas,  I  saw 
Doug  Hinman  playing  blues  with  the  Duke 
Robillard  Band  in'  Boston.  They  were  just 
back  from  a  tour  of  California,  and  last 
summer  played  Germany  and  appeared  on 
a  TV  show  broadcast  throughout  most  of 
the  EEC.  (The  bass  player  is  an  old  student 
of  Jocko  MacNelly:  its  only  a  two  ocrive 
world).  We  talked  about  small  ironies:  the 
fact  that  Doug  spent  his  twenties  dying  for 
gigs  like  these,  and  now  that  he's  gotten 
them  would  half-rather  stay  home  in  R.I. 
where  there's  a  woman  who's  planning  to 
marry  him  in  June.  And  how,  while  we 
talked,  this  kid  drummer  came  up  to 
schmooze,  all  earinged  up  and  punkier- 
than-thou,  and  suddenly  Doug  was  the 
man,  the  guy  who  made  it  past  the  bar 
bands,  the  old  pro  with  flattened  thumbs 
and  money  enough  to  live  on. 

And  yet  more  fame.  An  article  in  the  14 
November  issue  of  Newsiveek  on  Avatar  As- 
sociates, a  hot  new  Wall  St.  investment  ad- 
vising outfit  specializing  in  computer- 
driven  "tactical  asset  allocation,"  quotes 
Bruce  Poliquin,  vice-president  for  market- 
ing. "No  question  it's  looking  good.  Much 
more  money,  an  expanded  trading  desk.  A 
natural,  evolutionary  process." 

Further  regarding  evolution:  Bob  Pfeif- 
fer  writes  that  this  column  erroneously 
placed  him  in  the  physics  department  of 
Union  College  in  Schenectady,  N.Y.  Al- 
though I  got  the  department  right,  Bob 
points  out  that  there's  more  than  one  Union 
college  and  his  is  located  in  Barbourville, 
Ky.,  a  tiny  town  in  a  dry  county  where  Je- 
sus is  everybody's  savior  and  "probably 
less  than  10%  of  the  population  believe  the 
earth  is  more  than  10,000  years  old."  He  en- 
closes a  copy  of  the  Knox  County  Mountain 
Advocate  on  snake  handling  at  the  local 
Church  of  God,  Pillow  Ground  of  Truth. 
One  wonders  what  Bob's  students  do  with 
monopoles  and  heresies  involving  the 
speed  of  light. 

And  still  more  physics.  Phil  Moore  re- 
ports from  his  alumni  contribution  fact 
sheet  of  a  year-and-a-half  in  Tuscon,  and 
present  hopes  to  graduate  from  a  Ph.  D. 
program  and  a  diet  of  peanut  butter  and 
crackers.  While  in  the  primordial  soup  at 


the  other  end  of  the  rainbow,  Nick  Hadley 
gets  tenure  at  the  Univ.  of  Maryland.  High 
energy.  Heavy  GUTs.  And  then  there's 
Winks  Wetmore.  He  writes  that  he's  been 
going  through  adulthood  under  his  middle 
name  of  Brad,  and  notes  that  he  has  seen  no 
one  from  our  class  in  fifteen  years.  He  lives 
on  Vashon  Island  in  Washington  State  and 
is  the  founding  director  of  the  Pure  Sound 
Society,  a  non-profit  educational  organiza- 
tion, on  behalf  of  which  he  has  been  cruis- 
ing Puget  Sound  in  a  replica  of  the  25-foot 
longboats  used  for  coastal  navigation  in  the 
nineteenth  century.  He  has  also  been  build- 
ing a  second  boat  for  exhibit  at  the  Histori- 
cal Museum  in  Tacoma;  and  he  has  dra- 
gooned local  students  into  cataloguing  the 
vegetation  of  the  lower  Sound. 

So  the  beat  goes  on,  I  guess.  Sonny  is  a 
mayor;  Cher  gets  to  be  a  star.  And  we  beat 
on,  boats  against  the  current  and  its  all 
Flight  103  anyways.  But  for  this  moment, 
on  a  warm  and  foggy  winter  night  sixteen 
years  out  of  Andover  and  just  eleven  years 
short  of  the  millennium,  it  is  a  pleasure  to 
report  that  for  many  of  us,  life  is  rich  and 
perdurable,  precious  and  enough. 


72 

ABBOT 


Linda  Gilbert  Cooper 
Spring  Valley  Road 
Ossining,  NY  10562 


I,  Joy  Beane  Brieant,  am  your  guest  corre- 
spondent for  this  quarter  s  column.  Linda 
Cooper,  who  usually  writes  in  this  space, 
delegated  the  writing  of  this  column  to  me 
because  she  is  scheduled  to  play  defense  for 
the  women's  ice  hockey  team  in  three 
games  this  week,  in  addition  to  attending 
her  twice-weekly  practices  and  coaching 
her  4  to  1 1  year  olds. 

Besides  being  an  ice  hockey  maven,  Lin- 
da is  chairman  of  the  Yorktown,  N.Y.,  con- 
servation board  and  one  of  the  more 
sought-after  people  in  environmental  mat- 
ters in  Westchester  County.  Linda  is  also 
the  mother  of  Anna,  now  8,  who  is  also  an 
up-and-coming  hockey  star,  and  Kevin,  al- 
most 3.  In  late-breaking  news,  Linda's  team 
won  their  first  game  of  the  week  against 
Pelham's  A  team,  two  zip. 

News  this  time  seems  to  be  especially  fo- 
cused on  motherhood  —  not  surprising  as 
we  enter  our  mid-thirties.  (The  fact  that  I 
made  my  calls  in  the  middle  of  the  after- 
noon in  the  middle  of  the  week  may  also 
have  something  to  do  with  it.)  Karen  Awad 
Tyler  is  mother  to  Benjamin,  21  months;  she 
is  on  leave  from  her  job  as  a  lung  researcher 
at  Yale  Medical  School.  Karen  confesses  to 
having  fallen  hard  for  Benjamin.  Until 
twentv-one  months  ago  not  a  "baby  per- 
son," Karen  notes  that  "it  is  the  converts  in 
the  choir  who  sing  the  loudest."  She  sounds 
well,  happy  and  thoroughly  smitten.  Nancy 
Pinks  Bennett  reminded  me  that  she  had 
appeared  in  this  column  relatively  recently 
and  had  no  real  news.  But  for  the  family  flu 
(and  anyone  with  more  than  one  child  is  fa- 
miliar with  illness  as  a  family  enterprise), 
Nancy  and  her  two  boys,  ages  10  and  22 
months,  are  doing  well.  Not  long  ago  Nan- 
cy heard  from  Brenda  Friend  who  is  appar- 
ently doing  very  well  as  an  associate  pro- 
ducer in  California. 

Barbara  Ryan  is  living  in  Fair  Haven, 
N.J.,  with  her  husband,  who  is  an  electrical 
engineer,  and  their  3-year-old  son,  Walker, 
who  is  interested  in  electricity.  He  likes 
(and  understands)  extension  cords,  batter- 


ies and  little  motors.  Barbara  is  thinking 
about  having  a  second  child.  Lynn  Graham 
Goldberg  gave  me  news  of  Liza  Webster 
and  Sue  Lilienthal.  Liza  is  living  in  Denver, 
teaching  part-time  and  being  a  mother  to 
her  4-1/2  year  old.  Still  new  at  the  report- 
ing business,  your  guest  correspondent  for- 
got to  ask  Lynn  what  Liza  teaches  and 
where  (likewise,  what  Brenda  Friend  pro- 
duces). Sue  Lilienthal  is  living  in  Vermont; 
she  travels  frequently  and  is  interested  in 
South  and  Central  American  politics.  Lynn 
is  the  mother  of  a  little  girl  who  started  kin- 
dergarten this  fall  (and  who  was  inter- 
viewed on  national  television  about  her 
first  dav)  and  identical  twin  boys  age  3-1  /2 
years.  Having  found  that  the  market  for 
part-time  MBAs  is  not  booming,  Lynn 
teaches  math  part-time  at  American  Univer- 
sity and  tutors  students  from  George  Wash- 
ington and  American  Universities.  Lynn 
and  her  husband,  Tom,  are  going  to  the  In- 
augural Ball,  which,  whether  Democrat  or 
Republican  (Tom  is  one,  Lynn  the  other), 
sounds  like  a  lot  of  fun.  Perhaps  Lynn  will 
chat  with  another  Andover  alumnus,  who 
is  rumored  to  be  attending,  and  give  us 
some  inside  news. 

On  this  home  front,  Thomas  Prescott 
Brieant  was  born  on  24  October  1988.  Scott 
joins  brother  Charles  who  will  be  two  by 
the  time  you  read  this.  By  which  time,  also, 
I  will  have  returned  to  the  practice  of  law 
part-time  at  Day,  Berry  &  Howard  in  Stam- 
ford, Conn. 

I  admit,  when  Linda  first  dragooned  me 
into  this,  I  was  not  thrilled;  the  prospect  of 
reaching  into  the  void  and  telephoning 
classmates  after  sixteen  plus  years  left  me  a 
little  intimidated.  But  I  very  much  enjoyed 
talking  with  those  of  you  whom  I  was  able 
to  reach;  such  warm  conversations  provid- 
ed a  great  lift  on  an  otherwise  dreary  Janu- 
ary day,  and  for  those  of  you  whom  I  did 
not  reach  (what  was  that  about  converts?)  I 
urge  you  to  write  or  call  us  even  if  you 
haven't  yet  won  the  Nobel  Prize. 


H'l  Peter  Morin 

'  °  202  Sandy  Valley  Rd. 

PHILLIPS      Marstons  Mills,  MA  02648 

He  sat  nervously  at  the  word  processor, 
glancing  every  thirty  seconds  at  his  watch, 
knowing  that  if  he  weren't  home  and  ready 
to  go  by  noon,  his  wife  would  be  having  a 
fit.  She'  would  be  waiting  at  the  door,  all 
bags  packed  and  readv  to  go,  holding  six- 
week-old  Katherine  Swan  Morin  in  her 
arms. 

Why  noon,  he  would  not  before  have  un- 
derstood, since  their  plane  to  West  Palm 
did  not  leave  until  four-fifteen.  But  now 
that  he  was  the  father  of  a  tiny  infant,  it  was 
crystal  clear  to  him  why  so  many  people 
ended  up  hanging  around  airports  waiting 
hours  for  an  airplane.  And  since  this  was 
their  first  journey  with  the  little  one,  he  was 
sure  not  going  to  do  anything  to  make  Bet- 
sy's trip  more  stressful. 

As  he  tapped  away  his  stream-of- 
consciousness,  in  the  back  of  his  mind  he 
wondered  why  it  was  that  the  class  notes 
deadline  always  snuck  up  on  him  so.  But 
there  was  no  time  to  decide  the  answer.  It 
was  now  eleven-ten. 

This  time  though,  he  was  relieved  by  the 
knowledge  that  not  one  single  class  mem- 


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ber  had  written  any  news  to  the  alumni  of- 
fice. Other  than  the  usual  contact  he  had 
had  with  Hacket,  Donahue  and  Roscoe,  he 
had  nothing  else  to  report,  except  for  the 
birth  of  his  daughter  on  28  November  1988 
at  3:48  a.m. 

Somehow,  he  suspected  that  his  class- 
mates would  get  that  idea,  once  they  saw 
the  class  notes.  And  so  he  did  the  right 
thing,  and  made  sure  he  was  home  well  be- 
fore twelve.  That  way,  Betsy  would  have 
one  less  thing  to  worry  about,  and  he 
would  have  plenty  of  time  to  pick  out  a  few 
paper  backs  at  the  airport  book  store. 


r7'l  Marcia  McCabe 

'  °  10  West  66th  Street,  #22B 

ABBOT  New  York,  NY  10023 

Springtime  Salutations! 
Last  summer,  after  reunion,  I  had  visits  in 
NYC  with  several  members  of  our  class. 
Vicki  Elicker  Bems  came  up  from  Florida 
on  business  and  we  spent  the  evening  eat- 
ing French  food  and  going  on  rides  at  a  fair 
in  Little  Italy.  My  stomach  still  hasn't  recov- 
ered! Vicki  is  the  mother  of  three  gorgeous 
guys  (Luke,  David  and  Erik)  and  is  enjoy- 
ing life  in  Delray  Beach.  Ted  Wood  came  to 
stay  for  several  days.  Ted,  a  photojournal- 
ist,  was  working  on  a  story  in  Jamaica  and 
stopped  in  NYC  before  returning  to  the 
wilds  of  Jackson,  Wyoming.  His  work  has 
appeared  in  Time,  NewsiveeK  and  other  pre- 
stigious magazines.  Rome  Arnold  (tall  and 
elegant  as  ever)  included  me  in  a  fabulous 
party  that  he  and  his  brothers  had  in  a  club 
downtown.  He's  with  Goldman  Sachs.  Julie 
Horowitz  Mittleman,  Phil  and  I  got  togeth- 
er late  last  fall.  Julie,  looking  very  pregnant 
but  very  chic  (her  maternity  clothes  all  have 
shoulder  pads!)  is  due  in  late  January.  .  . 
she  and  Phil  have  selected  Nathan  or  So- 
phie for  the  names,  so  stay  tuned  to  the  Bul- 
letin for  the  end  result.  During  the  holidays 
Julie  saw  Lucinda  Leach  and  husband  Jeff 
MacMillian's  new  baby,  Noah,  born  16  Oct. 
in  Massachusetts.  They  are  living  in  L.A. 
and  Lucinda  has  taken  time  off  from  her 
graphic  design  work  to  savor  the  joys  of 
motherhood. 

Other  baby  news  came  from  Jenifer 
McLean  Cooke  who  gave  birth  to  Evan  on 
7  August.  Susan  Costa  Cohn  and  husband 
Tom  are  the  proud  (and  exhausted)  parents 
of  seven  pound  twin  bovs,  Nicholas  and 
Andrew,  born  25  May  1988.  The  whole 
Cohn  gang,  including  Thomas  III,  4,  have 
settled  very  happily  into  a  200-year-old 
farm  house  in  Madison,  Ct.  Amy  Rogers 
Dittrich  had  a  baby  boy,  Timothy  Tyler, 
named  for  his  "da-da"  on  April  28th.  She 
had  a  good  excuse  for  missing  reunion! 
Colleen  Flynn  Goss's  son  Geoff  sure 
looked  cute  on  the  photo  Christmas  card 
that  she  sent. 

Cathy  Armsden  sent  me  a  wonderful 
newspaper  article  about  Genny  Dodd  Ba- 
rhaugh  who  is  currently  running  the  Pine 
Butte  Guest  House  with  her  husband,  Lee. 
It  is  a  small  non-profit  dude  ranch  owned 
by  the  nature  conservancy  in  Montana.  I'm 
sure  it's  a  fun  job,  but  rising  at  5  a.m.,  cook- 
ing for  25,  organizing  trail  rides  and  nature 
walks,  sounds  like  hard  work.  Their  daugh- 
ter Lancy  is  almost  3  now,  and  life  at  the 
ranch  agrees  with  all  three  of  them.  Genny 
is  also  the  unofficial  female  arm  wrestling 
champion  of  Great  Falls,  Montana,  a  skill 


she  probably  aquired  fighting  off  our  sexu- 
ally deprived  PA  brothers!  Molly  Prescott 
Porter's  daughter  Amanda,  3,  keeps  her 
busv  as  does  Tier  full-time  PR  job  with  Kai- 
ser Medical  and  decorating  the  second  story 
that  she  and  Dare  recently  added  to  their 
house.  She  felt  awful  about  missing  the  15th 
reunion,  but  promises  to  come  to  the  20th. 
She  now  has  guest  rooms  to  spare,  so  feel 
free  to  stay  with  her  if  you're  passing 
through  Oakland,  Calif.  Noreen  Markley 
Timm  and  Maynard  (summer  newly-weds) 
finally  took  their  honeymoon  last  fall  — 
three'weeks  in  Australia  and  New  Zealand. 
Lynn  Chesler  has  a  new  job  as  an  attorney 
working  in  the  NYC  Dept.  of  Housing  and 
Reservation  and  Development.  Welcome  to 
the  Big  Apple,  Lynn. 

I  have  a  new  role  on  One  Life  To  Live  (an 
ABC  soap)  playing  "Alicia  Grande."  I've 
only  been  there  a  short  time  and  who 
knows  how  long  it  will  last,  but  it's  won- 
derful to  be  working  steadily  again.  And 
this  character  is  rich,  a  'la  Ivana  Trump,  so 
the  clothes  are  fabulous! 

I  hope  you  all  had  a  nice  Christmas.  Con- 
nee  Petty  did.  During  the  holidays  she  be- 
came engaged  to  James  (Jamie)  Young  and 
they  plan  to  tie  the  knot  next  summer.  The 
ad  agency  where  Connee  works  recently 
closed  up  shop  in  her  area,  so  she  plans  to 
spend  a  couple  of  months  this  spring  camp- 
ing and  windsurfing  in  Baja,  Mexico.  Con- 
nee is  interested  in  obtaining  as  many  ad- 
dresses of  former  Abbot  faculty  as  she  can. . 
.  if  you  have  any  information,  please  call  or 
write  to  her  at  14  Ludley  Dr.,  Greenbrae, 
CA  94904,  phone  (415)  924-7172.  Michael 
Pierce  (architect  extraordinaire)  hosted  a 
wild  holiday  party  at  his  downtown  office 
loft. 

Since  my  husband,  Chris,  was  perform- 
ing in  a  play,  I  invited  Cap  Lesesne  (plastic 
surgeon  extraordinaire)  to  be  my  "date"  at 
a  lovely  Andover  dinner  honoring  actor 
Jack  Lemmon  '43,  to  kick  off  a  big  fund- 
raising  drive  for  the  renovation  of  George 
Washington  Hall.  A  fun  evening  and  a  very 
worthy  cause. 

Speaking  of  giving  money,  Besty  Fauver 
Steuber  wrote  to  thank  all  of  us  for  makng 
possible  the  class  of  '73  s  very  generous  re- 
union gift  to  Andover  this  year.  Ours  was 
the  highest  of  any  15th  Abbot  reunion,  and 
we  should  be  very  proud  —  we  gave  al- 
most $8,000.00!  Also,  Anne  Allen  and  I 
were  the  '73  representatives  at  the  phona- 
thon  held  last  November  in  NYC  and  on 
that  night,  class  volunteers  received  pledg- 
es totaling  $60,000.  Thanks  to  those  who 
participated  and  made  it  a  big  success. 

Have  a  wonderful  spring,  and  don't  for- 
get to  stay  in  touch. 


15th  REUNION! 

June  9-11, 1989 


HA  Jack  Gray 

'  ^*  80  Central  Park  West  #14C 

New  York,  NY  10023 

A  set  of  press  clips  arrived  with  Tom  Her- 
witz's  name  all  over  them.  Tom,  no  strang- 


er to  media  attention,  this  time  is  quoted  in 
The  N.Y.  Times  in  his  capacity  as  the  vice 
president  in  charge  of  corporate  and  legal 
affairs  and  the  "executive  in  charge"  of  Fox 
Network's  America's  Most  Wanted  television 
program.  Says  Tom  "the  only  way  to  get 
[people]  involved  is  to  get  them  to  turn  the 
TV  on  and  riveted  enough  to  watch  and 
make  the  calls.  That's  a  big  job."  Tom's  oth- 
er big  job  is  our  new  class  agent.  Lenny 
Moher,  Howard  Sklar,  and  this  columnist 
will  be  assisting  Tom  in  this  reunion  year. 
Mary  Ittelson  has  left  McKinsey  &  Co.  to 
become  associate  director  of  the  Museum  of 
Contemporary  Art  in  Chicago.  She  is  now, 
as  of  July,  married  to  Rick  Tuttle.  Tony 
Hobson  has  a  second  child,  a  son,  James 
Dewitt.  Tony  is  now  "of  counsel"  at  Frost 
and  Jacobs,  having  left  the  law  to  pursue 
real  estate  development.  Katie  Keesling 
Newland  has  two  sons;  she  and  her  hus- 
band have  returned  from  six  years  in  Latin 
America  at  the  behest  of  the  State  Depart- 
ment and  are  in  Washington  for  now  study- 
ing Romanian  prior  to  their  assignment  in, 
you  guessed  it,  Bucharest.  M'Lou  and  Jona- 
than Meath  are  the  parents  of  a  baby  girl, 
Amelia  (nickname,  Freidel  Von  Bean).'  They 
are  preparing  for  a  move  to  Boston  from 
New  York  next  year.  In  the  meantime,  Jona- 
than's video  production  business  has  re- 
cently completed  a  very  impressive  promo- 
tion for  MTV.  Dave  Fishelson,  film  maker, 
was  spotted  escaping  the  summer's  heat  on 
Fire  Island  (you  can  take  some  people  out 
of  the  city  but  .  .  .  ).  Both  Kevin  Connoly 
and  Harriet  Richard  Sullivan  and  their  re- 
spective spouses  have  left  Manhattan  for 
the  country  life  in  Connecticut.  Both  Kevin 
Woods  and  George  Ireland  have  left  New 
York  for  Denver.  George  is  a  partner  in  an 
energy-related  venture  capital  firm  and  Ke- 
vin is  a  broker  with  Malone  and  Associates. 
Kevin  has  also  gotten  married  since  we  last 
heard  from  him. 

Tim  Segal  is  coming  back  to  the  USA  to 
do  his  internship  at  Framingham  Hospital. 
Kent  Vogel  has  officially  left  the  Air  Force 
to  pursue  his  fortune  at  Chemical  Invest- 
ment Management  here  in  New  York. 
Asked  about  what  flying  a  military  jet  at 
multiples  of  the  speed  of  sound  over  certain 
exotic  foreign  locales  has  contributed  to  his 
grasp  of  finance,  he  replied:  "it  teaches  you 
about  judgement."  Chris  White  is  produc- 
ing a  series  of  television  documentaries  on 
ocean  subjects  for  PBS.  Kenny  Rubin  is 
president  and  CEO  of  High  Level  Manage- 
ment in  L.A.  His  concern  represents  artists 
in  promotion,  publishing,  recording,  etc. 
Jeff  Baily  got  a  doctorate  in  mechanical  en- 
gineering from  MIT  and  is  the  father  of  an- 
other baby  girl,  Lucy.  Amy  and  Andy  Hall- 
berg  had  their  second  also  named  Sarah. 
Val  Corning  Spencer  is  mom  to  two  little 
girls  as  well.  Robin  and  Ted  Diamond  have 
a  new  daughter  Jillian.  To  change  the  sub- 
ject, Chris  Shaw  has  a  young  son,  Christo- 
pher Douglas  (known  as  CD).  Chris  is  di- 
rector of  operations  at  the  Whitehall  Co.  a 
liquor  distributorship  near  Boston.  Jorge 
Sanchez  is  managing  money  in  Miami.  He 
and  his  wife  have  two  children,  a  boy  and  a 
girl. 

Tom  Sulcer  is  a  consultant  to  market  re- 
searchers and  a  writer  on  the  side  "to  keep 
up  my  ego."  Louisa  Macintosh  was  mar- 
ried in  September.  Jane  and  Walter  Gran- 
ruth  had  a  fabulous  social  event  over  the 
holidays  that  this  reporter  was  privileged  to 
attend.  Hope  Woodhouse  was  there  and  re- 
ported that  both  she  and  Bob  Trehey  are 


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prospering  at  Salomon  Bros.  After  years  of 
working  with  Ray  Shamie,  Mass.  Republi- 
can State  Chairman,  Joe  Malone  has 
stepped  out  into  his  own.  He  challenged 
Ted  Kennedy  for  senator,  and,  while  not  as 
successful  as  that  other  Andover  alumnus 
up  against  a  Bay  State  Democrat,  Joe  ran 
well.  We  will  no  doubt  hear  from  him 
again. 

Word  of  Ray  Bowers  reached  me  from 
Phillip  Bowers  '56,  Ray's  brother.  First  Ray 
got  an  entrepreneur's  eduction  at  Virginia 
by  turning  around  his  fraternity's  kitchen 
and  then  cornering  wholesale  meat  distri- 
bution for  the  entire  university.  From  there 
Ray  went  to  Belize  where  he  has  been  en- 
gaged in  commerce  ever  since.  According 
to  Phillip,  "currently  he  runs  probably  the 
country's  largest  diving  operation.  Not  for 
the  occasional  diver,  Ray's  trips  last  five  to 
seven  days  with  lodging  under  the  stars  on 
uninhabited  islands."  Sloan  Citron  wrote 
with  his  own  entrepreneur's  odyssey.  After 
Claremont  College,  Stanford  Business 
School  and  a  sojourn  in  Israel,  Sloan  and  his 
wife,  Judy,  went  to  Miami  where  Sloane 
pursued  a  career  in  publishing.  "(Remem- 
ber Muse  LTD,  the  humor  magazine  Julian 
Hatton  and  I  started  at  Andover?)"  Leav- 
ing Miami,  they  moved  to  Northern  Califor- 
nia and  Sloane'  started  Westar  Media  which 
now  employs  sixty  people  publishing  Pe- 
ninsula and  other  magazines  and  books. 
Thev  have  two  children,  Joshua  and  Ari. 

Sloan  writes,  "It  is  strange  .  .  .  that  when 
I  read  about  Andover  people  I  will  forever 

fncture  them  as  they  were  at  age  18."  I'd 
ike  to  point  out  that  on  9  June  we  will  all 
have  an  opportunity  to  flesh  out  the  sum- 
maries I  sketch  in  this  column  and  the  pho- 
tographs in  the  yearbook.  Laura  Richards 
and  I  and  many  others  are  working  hard  to 
make  this  one  both  memorable  and  lots  of 
fun.  See  vou  there. 


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Roger  L.  Strong,  Jr. 
220  East  57th  Street,  Apt.  14H 
New  York,  NY  10022 


Our  first  class  notes  column  of  the  Bush  era 
is  kinder,  gentler  and  shorter  than  my  usual 
effort  because  the  news  I  have  received 
about  Class  of  1975  types  is  largely  limited 
to  such  joyous  events  as  engagements,  wed- 
dings and  births.  So  /a>;wrc/i/-style,  let's  start 
off  with  "nuptials"  for  $20.  The  answer:  Ge- 
off Richards.  The  question:  Which  Wall 
Street  YUP  ("Young  Unindicted  Profession- 
al") recently  announced  plans  for  a  fall 
wedding?  Geoff,  a  VP  at  Salomon  Brothers, 
proposed  to  his  fiancee,  Patti  Buckman,  at  a 
taping  of  Geraldo  for  a  show  about  latchkey 
children  raised  by  wolves;  she  accepted  at  a 
lecture  by  Bhagwan  Shree  Rajneesh  on 
"Money:  How  to  Keep  It  Coming."  About 
his  future  wife,  a  "working  girl"  at  a  major 
cable  TV  network,  Geoff  reports:  "She's  got 
a  head  for  business  and  a  bod  for  sin." 

Several  classmates  tied  the  knot  in  the 
second  half  of  1988,  including  Stephanie 
Curtis,  who  married  Frederic  Harman  in 
November.  Among  the  bridesmaids  were 
Kimberly  Miller  Casazza  and  Lisa  Barsa- 
mian  '76.  Stephanie  and  her  husband  now 
live  in  New  York.  Lori  Gross  reports  that 
she  married  Scott  Holstein  in  Mansfield, 
Mass.,  last  October.  Mike  Canning  wrote 
just  before  Christmas  that  he  exited  batch- 


lorhood  in  August.  "My  beautiful  wife,  Hil- 
lary, is  an  anesthesiologist.  We  plan  to 
move  to  Miami,  where  I  will  join  a  general 
surgery  practice."  Earlier  in  1988,  Michael 
Spound  married  actress  Heidi  Bohay  in  Los 
Angeles;  People  magazine  reported  that  the 
couple  met  on  the  set  of  the  TV  show  Hotel, 
where  they  played  married  employees  at 
the  fictitious  St.  Gregory  Hotel  in  San  Fran- 
cisco. And  according  to  an  announcement 
in  The  New  York  Times,  Steve  Sun,  who 
works  for  Merrill  Lynch  Capital  Markets  in 
New  York  as  an  investment  banker,  mar- 
ried Nancy  Lee  Lewin,  a  VP  at  Chase  Man- 
hattan Bank  in  N.Y. 

Births  usually  follow  weddings,  so  let's 
try  "baby  news"  for  $40.  Sarah  Gates  Fitz- 
gerald and  her  husband  welcomed  a  baby 
girl,  Katie,  in  mid-November,  less  than  a 
week  after  Dick  King  and  Mari  Wellin 
King  had  a  daughter,  Abigail  (Abby),  to 
keep  their  young  son  Mackenzie  (Mac) 
company.  Last  October,  Peter  Wyman  and 
Alice  welcomed  their  second  son,  Henry 
Trimble  Wyman.  And  by  the  time  these 
notes  appear,  Benjamin  Steele  and  his 
wife,  Anne,  should  be  parents  for  the  first 
time;  their  child  was  due  in  December.  Ben 
reported  from  area  code  716  (Western  New 
York  state)  that  he  had  a  "verv  nice  and  hot 
time  at  Scott  (Fuzzy)  McKusick's  new 
home-to-be  in  Colrain,  Mass.  John  Bishop 
and  his  wife  were  also  there  from  Guild, 
N.H." 

Now  for  "missing  persons"  for  $60: 
Steve  Goldberg  surfaced  to  report  that  he 
lives  on  Long  Island  with  his  wife,  Paula, 
works  in  New  York  for  Peat  Marwick  Main 
&  Co.'s  Insurance  Consulting  Group,  and  is 
still  a  fan  of  the  Yankees  and  Jets.  But  a 
number  of  other  classmates  still  haven't 
checked  in  for  awhile  —  at  least  in  print  — 
including  Gren  Blackall,  Claire  Jewkes, 
Edward  Mayer,  Terry  Vaughan  and  Laur- 
en Weidenman.  Anybody  heard  from  them 
lately? 

Finally,  "miscellaneous"  for  $80:  Cecily 
Harshman  resides  in  Seattle,  where  she  is  a 
business  administrator  for  a  fine-arts  col- 
lege; Palmer  (Rocky)  Epler  III  has  left  pri- 
vate practice  in  Danburv,  Conn.,  to  serve  as 
a  real  estate  attorney  for  the  City  of  New 
Haven  and  is  returning  to  his  former  home 
in  the  Elm  City  across  from  the  Yale  Bowl 
from  his  current  roost  in  suburban  Darien, 
Conn.  And  Mike  Goclowski  is  a  wine  im- 
porter in  Contoocook,  N.H.,  where  he  sup- 
plies fine  libations  to  the  first-class  country 
inn  in  West  Chesterfield,  N.H.,  run  by  Phil 
Hueber  and  his  wife,  Judy. 

I'm  still  serving  as  a  "spin  doctor"  for 
Home  Box  Office  and  Cinemax,  disseminat- 
ing sales  propaganda  for  the  two  pay-TV 
programming  services.  For  the  next  class 
notes  column,  please  send  all  news  to  Mari 
Wellin  King  at  1884  Beans  Bight  Road,  NE, 
Bainbridge,  WA  98110. 


76 


Walter  A.  Row  III 
200  Cove  Way,  Apt.  711 
Quincy,  MA  02169 


Greetings  to  the  class  of  1976.  It's  now  two 
days  after  Christmas,  and  as  I  sit  here  over- 
looking Boston  Harbor  from  my  Quincy 
apartment,  I  can't  help  but  to  count  all  the 
housing  changes  I've  made  in  the  past  five 
years.  In  fact,  I've  moved  each  year  since 
1983,  and  if  you  were  to  add  up  the  total 


distance  from  my  original  location  to  my 
current  address,  its  something  glorious  like 
a  whopping  total  of  seven  miles.  My  wife 
and  I  are  now  at  the  point  where  we're  not 
sure  whether  it  makes  sense  to  hang  pic- 
tures or  bother  with  address  change  notifi- 
cations. 

This  has  been  a  year  of  transition.  After 
seven  years  as  a  stockbroker  in  town,  I'm 
now  in  the  trenches  at  Harvard  Business 
School  attempting  to  dodge  the  barbs  and 
criticisms  of  intellectual  know-it-alls  while 
preserving  my  sanity  and  dignity  as  well  as 
my  sleep.  The  famous  case  method  taught 
here  is  fun  and  challenging,  but  never  al- 
lows for  a  moment's  rest,  which,  as  I  re- 
member it,  was  a  big  part  of  undergrad  life. 
So  much  for  grad  life.  I  can  admit,  however, 
that  the  experience  has  made  me  even  more 
respectful  of  my  dutiful  wife  who's  helping 
me  manage  my  way  through.  The  big  ques- 
tion now  is  where  we  should  move  for  a 
summer  intern  position. 

We  start  with  sad  news.  Our  dear  class- 
mate Charles  Higginson  passed  away  8  Oc- 
tober 1988  after  a  long  battle  with  Leuke- 
mia. Charles  was  the  eldest  of  four  sons  and 
a  very  active  member  of  the  Cohasset  Yacht 
Club,  particularly  in  the  International  Class 
110  sailboat  division.  After  Andover, 
Charles  graduated  from  Colby  College  and 
earned  an  economics  degree  from  the  Lon- 
don School  of  Economics  in  1982.  He 
worked  as  a  financial  analyst  at  Kidder  Pea- 
body  and  most  recently  as  an  oil  trader  for 
the  Catamount  Petroleum  Corp.  He  is  sur- 
vived by  his  wife,  Susan  G.  Higginson.  For 
all  of  us  who  knew  Charles,  we  are  very 
much  saddened  by  his  passing,  and  extend 
our  condolences  to  his  family. 

Amy  Lord  Wilkinson  writes  with  news 
that  she  is  now  residing  in  London  with  her 
husband,  Bruce,  and  her  two  children,  Da- 
vid Bennet  and  Ariana  Louise.  Amy  is  a 
contented  housewife  who  finds  time  to  at- 
tend classes  at  the  Cordon  Bleu  Cookery 
School.  Her  husband  is  the  managing  direc- 
tor of  Sony  Video  Software  of  Europe. 

Community  involvement  is  alive  among 
the  ranks  of  Andover  grads.  A  recent  press 
release  announced  that  Konstantine  Pren- 
takis  has  been  named  to  the  Salem,  Mass., 
Planning  Board  which  oversees  develop- 
ment in  that  community.  After  PA,  Kon- 
stantine graduated  from  Amherst  and  the 
Walter  F.  George  School  of  Law  at  Mercer 
University  in  Macon,  Ga.  Dr.  Amy  Gleason 
has  recently  become  involved  in  a  medical 
practice  in  the  small  community  of  Ware- 
nam,  Mass.  (Cape  Cod).  Among  Amy's 
many  goals  is  an  ambition  to  develop  a 
strong  adolescent  health  education  pro- 
gram in  the  local  school  system.  Steve  Har- 
rington's marriage  was  lavishly  celebrated 
this  past  October  at  the  Oceancliff  mansion 
in  Newport,  R.I.  Steve  is  a  senior  executive 
with  the  investment  banking  firm  of  Bailey, 
Martin  and  Appel  located  in  Philadelphia. 
In  attendance  along  with  myself  were  Mike 
Cerrone  and  Andy  Harding.  Mike  operates 
a  successful  Oldsmobile  dealership  in 
North  Attleboro,  Mass.  Andy  is  a  managing 
director  of  GNMA  bonds  in  the  NYC  office 
of  Paine  Webber.  Chris  Mullen  recently  so- 
licited monev  from  me  on  a  recent  PA 
phonathon.  Ever  skillful,  I  negotiated  news 
that  he  had  garnered  during  that  night's 
work.  He  reports  that  Bob  Chernow  is  a  ge- 
ologist working  in  the  gulf  of  Mexico  and 
living  in  New  Orleans.  Cliff  Long  spends 
most  of  his  time  fishing  in  Wyoming,  Flori- 
da and  Canada.  He  comes  to  the  Northeast 


for  ice  climbing.  John  Garcelon  is  working 
towards  a  Ph.D.  at  the  University  of  Gains- 
ville.  Charles  Suisman  is  producing  a 
Broadway  musical  called  Nick  &  Nora  based 
on  "The  Thin  Man"  series.  Sandra  Isham 
has  just  given  birth  to  a  second  child.  As  for 
Chris,  he  is  doing  a  lot  of  acting  in  New 
York.  Previously,  he  owned  a  book  store 
and  trained  horses.  Kelly  O'Brien  is  riding 
high  in  retailing.  He  is  the  assistant  divi- 
sional merchandise  manager  for  Jordan 
Marsh  in  Boston.  Kis  wife  practices  optom- 
etry on  the  North  Shore.  Ozzie  Street  is  the 
chief  financial  officer  of  Carpenter  &  Co.,  a 
real  estate  development  firm  located  at  the 
Federal  Reserve  Bank  of  Boston.  He  and  his 
wife,  Nancy,  were  recently  gifted  with  the 
birth  of  their  son,  Ozzie  V.  Don  Bolduc  is 
now  a  portfolio  manager  for  Union  Mutual 
in  Portland,  Me.  He  specializes  in  the  trans- 
portation industry.  He  is  also  the  proud  fa- 
ther of  a  new  baby  girl,  Katherine.  Connie 
Ordway  Webster  also  writes  from  Cuperi- 
no,  Calif.,  with  the  news  of  the  birth  of  her 
daughter  Merit  Rachel  on  3  July  1988.  Ap- 
parently, Connie  spent  half  her  labor  in 
Candlestick  Park  watching  a  Giants/ 
Cardinals  game.  Connie  is  currently  on 
leave  from  her  marketing  position  at  Hew- 
lett Packard.  Also  in  the  news  is  Tom  Scho- 
field  whose  wife,  Leane,  gave  birth  to  their 
second  child,  Brittany  Virginia. 


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Susanna  A.  Jones 
142  West  44th  St.,  Apt.  53 
New  York,  NY  10036 


Babies  are  the  big  news.  Kathy  Epler  Megu- 
ra,  who  moved  to  Dallas  with  her  husband 
this  fall  after  spending  the  previous  year 
happily  in  London,  was  expecting  her  first 
child  any  day  when  she  wrote  on  18  Oct.  so 
presumably  congratulations  are  in  order. 
Elizabeth  Siderides  Theofanides  and  her 
husband,  Stelios,  are  the  happy  parents  of 
adorable  Nicholas  born  11  August.  Jack 
Frechette,  the  brother  of  our  first  all  PA  '77 
child,  Maggie,  2,  was  born  20  August  to  El- 
len Carley  and  Ed  Frechette.  Beth  Brodie- 
Silkins  is  happily  teaching  French  and 
Spanish  and  taking  care  of  son  Brendon 
who  is  almost  two.  Wendy  Tay  Callery  left 
her  job  as  senior  electrical  buyer  for  Raythe- 
on to  take  care  of  baby  Andrew,  5  mos.;  if 
he  did  not  keep  her  busy  enough,  certainly 
his  sibling  due  this  June  will.  Gay  Macom- 
ber  Bird  is  also  expecting  a  baby.  Duncan 
Campbell  and  his  wife,  Maura,  have  a 
growing  family  of  two:  Alexandra,  3,  and 
Meredith,  1;  Duncan  is  working  in  commer- 
cial real  estate  in  Denver.  Jackie  Bracy 
would  surely  be  happy  to  care  for  any  of 
these  child  bearers  —  she's  in  the  second 
year  of  her  residency  in  obstetrics  and  gyne- 
cology at  Kings  County  Hospital  in  Brook- 
lyn. And  Mike  Somers  would  love  to  take 
care  of  the  children,  or  at  least  if  they  lived 
in  New  Orleans  where  he  is  working  as  a 
pediatrician.  The  class  has  another  doctor  in 
Eleanor  Piel  who  is  finishing  her  residency 
in  internal  medicine  in  Long  Beach,  Calif., 
and  preparing  to  begin  a  fellowship  in  On- 
cology at  the  City  of  Hope  in  Duarte,  Calif. 

As  usual,  we  also  have  more  weddings 
to  report.  John  DeNuzzio  married  Susan  (?) 
a  year  ago  December.  Now  the  proud  hold- 
er of  a  Ph.D.  in  plant  physiology  and  bio- 
chemistry, Kent  McCue  recently  married 


Kim  Baxter  of  Livermore,  Calif.  Other  news 
from  California  way  (via  Brooklyn  and 
Jackie  Bracy)  marked  the  marriage  of 
Heather  Little.  To  whom,  Heather? 

More  exciting  news  comes  from  Brian 
Durrett  who  opened  his  own  real  estate 
brokerage  firm  called  Bandah  Properties  in 
Manchester,  N.  H.  Peter  Beh  also  just  began 
his  own  business,  a  corporate  bond  broker- 
age firm  that  he  started  with  some  partners 
from  J.  J.  Kenny  where  he  used  to  work. 
Chris  Cole  is  also  still  working  on  Wall 
Street,  specifically  in  Corporate  Finance  at 
Goldman  Sachs.  Dunja  Vehrenkamp  sends 
greetings  to  everyone  from  Germany.  After 
completing  a  degree  in  veterinary  medicine, 
Dunja  decided  to  take  care  of  people's 
stomachs  instead  of  their  animals  and  she 
became  part  owner  of  a  collective  bakery  "in 
Hannover.  The  25  owners  do  the  baking 
and  all  the  business  tasks  as  well.  She  re- 
ports that  "it  is  a  lot  of  work,  but  also  lots  of 
fun." 

Closer  to  home,  Bruce  MacWilliams  just 
finished  a  film  called  Real  Cowboy;  Mark  Al- 
fino  just  finished  a  Ph.D.  in  philosophy  at 
the  University  of  Texas;  Virginia  Chapman 
Berry  just  finished  a  masters  in  instruction- 
al media  at  Virginia  Technical  Media  Cen- 
ter; and  Ned  Andrews  just  finished  raising 
the  roof  on  his  and  his  wife's  school  house 
in  Vermont.  Lisa  McGovern  probably  just 
finished  a  case  in  her  work  as  an  assistant 
district  attorney  in  Lowell,  Mass.,  where 
she  prosecutes  rape  and  sexual  abuse  cases. 
Lisa  escapes  from  the  emotional  strains  of 
her  job  by  living  on  a  quiet  farm  in  Beverly. 

Happy  spring  to  all  —  keep  me  up-to- 
date  on  all  your  happenings! 


78 


Michael  Cannell 
101  West  81st  St.,  Apt.  722 
New  York,  NY  10024 


One  class  member  reportedly  showed  up 
for  reunions  last  June  one  week  early.  This 
column  hearby  offers  a  reward  (the  swill  of 
your  choice)  to  anyone  who  can  identify 
that  person  with  suitable  anecdotal  materi- 
al. 

Our  Nostalgia  Desk  has  spotted  a  dapper 
Jamie  Tilghman  strolling  down  57th  Street 
in  New  York,  where  he  works  for  architect 
I.M.  Pei.  John  "Snoz"  Moynihan,  we  hear, 
has  started  a  magazine.  Search  your  news- 
stand for  Student  Rage.  Hope  Hanson,  a  re- 
cent California  escapee,  now  works  for 
Sports  Illustrated.  Sasha  Chermayeff  is  at- 
tending an  arts  school  in  San  Miguel,  Mexi- 
co. Our  sources  report  spotting  Joe  Tatel- 
baum  at  a  recent  party  "chasing  anything 
that  moved."  (See  Pot  Pourri  page  217).  Bill 
Vandeventer  passed  New  Year's  Eve  with 
us  at  the  Nostalgia  Desk's  headquarters  in 
New  York,  where  we  sipped  tequila  at  a 
swank  Upper  West  Side  bar  and  mulled 
over  a  dismal  roster  of  new  year's  resolu- 
tions. Charlie  Schueler  continues  to  amaze. 
A  letter  from  his  desk  is  now  en  route  to  the 
White  House  requesting  George  Bush  as 
honorary  chairman  of  our  15th  Reunion.  I 
for  one  look  forward  to  a  kinder,  gentler  re- 
union. Look  for  the  White  House  response 
reprinted  in  full  in  the  next  issue.  Perhaps 
Charlie's  letter  will  be  intercepted  by  our 
own  Austin  Furse,  a  high-ranking  policy 
advisor  in  the  Bush  transition  team. 

In  other  news,  Judy  Morton  was  spotted 


attending  her  husband's  art  opening  in  Bos- 
ton. Jeff  "Yeff"  Strong  is  living  in  Brooklyn 
and  peddling  cereal  for  a  high-powered  ad 
firm.  "Tell  people  to  eat  Total,"  he  says. 
"Maybe  I'll  get  a  raise."  Lori  Yarvis  lives  on 
New  York's  Upper  West  Side  and  practices 
admiralty  law.  Peter  Tobeason  drives  a 
Porsche.  Martha  Hill,  we  hear,  got  married 
at  11,000  feet  atop  the  Maryjane  ski  resort. 
Guests  rode  the  chair  lift  to  the  ceremony. 
Also  on  the  nuptial  report,  Stuart  Fullerton, 
we  hear,  is  now  officially  engaged.  Sorry  la- 
dies. More  later. 


10th  REUNION! 

June  9-11, 1989 


7Q  Neil  Sheehy 

'  37  Box  223 

International  Falls,  MN  56649 

Dear  Classmates: 

I  am  anxiously  awaiting  our  ten-year  reun- 
ion this  June.  It  will  be  a  great  weekend 
filled  with  excitement,  old  stories,  memo- 
ries, old  friends,  cocktails  and  good  humor. 
I  hope  all  of  you  are  as  excited  as  I  am. 

Robin  Rosenberg  is  at  Duke  Law  School. 
Peter  MacDonald  graduated  from  Tufts 
Dental  School.  Bret  Sewell  is  an  interna- 
tional program  manager  at  Fuji  Xerox  in  Ja- 
pan. Kick  Bradt  graduated  from  Stanford 
Business  School  and  is  off  to  Newport 
Beach  to  work  for  a  real  estate  developer. 
He  also  traveled  to  France  and  spent  two 
weeks  with  Hunt  Stehli  who  works  for  the 
Chicago  Sun  Times  and  Jorge  Pedraza  who  is 
writing  his  doctoral  dissertation  for  his 
comparative  literature  degree  at  Yale.  Rick 
Moseley  is  off  to  Cambridge,  Mass.,  to 
work  for  a  Monitor  consulting  firm.  Mimi 
Won  lives  in  Beverly  Hills.  Eliza  Deery  is 
doing  her  hospital  internship  in  Portland, 
Me. 

In  the  world  of  matrimony  Virginia  Sel- 
den  was  married  last  Sept.  to  Taylor  Gray. 
Virginia  is  an  assistant  at  a  branch  of  Shear- 
son  Lehman  Hutton  in  New  York  while 
Taylor  is  a  marketing  manager  for  U.  S. 
News  and  World  Report.  Margaret  Shuwall 
married  last  July  and  is  an  associate  with 
the  investment  banking  firm  of  Newbury 
Piret  &  Co.  Inc.  in  Boston.  Dan  Goggin  was 
married  in  November  and  continues  to 
work  for  Kidder  Peabody  in  New  York. 
Jack  Whiting  married  a  year  ago,  lives  in 
Norfolk,  Mass.,  and  works  at  a  law  firm  in 
Providence,  R.I.  Chris  Peacock  is  getting 
married  in  March  while  Steven  Collins  will 
be  getting  married  in  June,  one  week  after 
the  big  reunion.  I  am  now  playing  hockey 
with  the  Washington  Capitals.  Recently 
Gretchen  VanDusen,  Jim  Pawlowski  and 
John  Livermore  came  to  a  game  and  we 
had  a  few  cold  ones  afterward.  It  was  great 
fun.  Jim  graduates  from  Georgetown  Medi- 
cal School  and  is  currently  doing  a  rotation 
in  Thailand.  John  finished  his  engineering 
degree  at  UVA  and  is  currently  living  on 
the  Chesapeake  weighing  his  options. 

I  hope  to  see  you  all  in  June.  ...  as  al- 
ways, Neil  Sheehy. 


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Kate  Thomes 
28  Anderson  Street 
Boston,  MA  02114 


The  juice  never  ends!  I  have  learned  that 
the  missing  Stephanie  Bemis  is  now  mar- 
ried to  a  professional  baseball  player 
named  Eric.  There  will  be  a  drawing  at  our 
tenth  reunion  to  see  who  can  guess  what 
ball  team  rosters  this  Eric.  Perhaps  Steff  will 
reveal  all.  Others  who  are  getting  married 
in  the  near  future  are,  Paul  Glazer,  Louis 
Elson,  David  Weil  and  Jack  Fowkes. 
Musn't  forget  the  handsome  Mr.  Toby  Dal- 
ey who  slipped  the  ring  this  past  fall.  Tobey 
is  in  real  estate  investment  for  Hawthorne 
Assoc.  in  Boston.  Good  fortune  to  all. 

Recent  MBA  recipient  Sarah  Ehrlich  is 
cleaning  up  Boston  Harbor  for  the  Mass. 
Water  Resources  Authority.  Tickets  are  free 
to  see  Sarah  on  Tuesdays  and  Thursdays  in 
her  wet  suit  dive  into  Boston  Harbor  with 
her  sludge  vacuum  (chuckle).  Had  a  few 
chatty,  long  necks  with  Peter  Carley  and 
Scott  Murphy  right  before  the  new  year. 
Both  are  fine;  Peter  is  still  in  Oakland  with 
Cost  Plus  and  Scott  is  finishing  law  school 
in  June  just  in  time  for  his  October  wed- 
ding. We  ran  into  Billy  McDonough  who 
was  currently  looking  for  new  endeavors 
with  bright  optimism. 

Spent  another  evening  with  Andoveri- 
ans,  educator  Cassie  Doykos  of  the  Green- 
wich Country  Day  School,  Dave  Morton, 
top  sales  rep  for  MCI  and  returning  Botswa- 
nian  Peace  Corps  volunteer  Chris  Rokous. 
All  were  in  top  spirits  looking  forward  to 
the  new  year.  Have  spoken  with  financier 
Edward  Garden  who  is  still  bowling  them 
over  at  Drexel  Burnham  in  New  York.  The 
diligent  swinger  H.  L.  Silets  received  the 
Charles  Cheney  Hyde  Prize  given  by 
Northwestern  Law  School  once  every  two 
years  for  the  best  paper  in  international 
law!  Currently  H.  L.  is  at  Cambridge  Uni- 
versity in  England  where  he  is  a  PhTJ).  can- 
didate in  legal  history.  His  thesis  is  a  critical 
comparison  of  the  post-war  prosecutions  of 
the  German  industrialists  as  pursued  by  the 
English  and  the  U.  S.  H.  L.  You  never  cease 
to  amaze  the  scholarly  world!  All  the  best. 

Reveled  in  holiday  cheer  at  a  Boston 
Andover  function  with  Jim  Harrington  in- 
vestment patriot  for  Bailey,  Martin  &  Appel 
Inc.,  and  Dave  Castagnetti,  staff  director 
for  Dick  Kraus,  Mass.  State  Senator  from 
Arlington.  Jennifer  Kimball  was  also  in  at- 
tendance harmonizing  with  her  singing 
group  at  the  party.  Besides  singing,  Jenny 
works  at  Little,  Brown  &  Co.  in  Boston. 

Through  the  vines  I  have  received  word 
that  married  Mike  Lee  is  a  first-year  pediat- 
rics resident  at  N.  E.  Medical  Center  and 
John  Dee  is  in  New  York  writing  for  a  liter- 
ary magazine.  Duncan  MacFarlane  will  be 
finishing  his  Ph.D.  in  electrical  engineering 
soon  and  John  Kittredge  is  a  programmer 
at  Interleaf,  Inc.,  Cambridge.  One  morning  I 
caught  Jane  Pratt  on  a  CBS  morning  pro- 
gram talking  about  being  an  editor  for  Sav- 
vy magazine.  I  had  also  seen  Jane  in  New 
York  magazine  some  time  last  year  on  the 
same  subject.  Carol  Edgarian  runs  her  own 
public  relations  concern  in  San  Francisco 
and  should  have  her  novel  out  soon.  Spoke 
with  Amy  Davidsen  before  Thanksgiving 
who  seemed  quite  well  working  in  New 
York  for  a  bank  that  helps  women  in  third 
world  nations.  I  would  also  like  to  mention 
that  Catherine  Best,  though  not  a  1980  grad- 
uate, but  a  1980  dear  friend,  has  the  church 
aisle  polished  for  a  June  wedding  to  Dart- 


mouth doctor  Stephen  Slack.  Love  bubbles 
to  the  June  couple!  I  myself  have  a  rather 
subdued  lifestyle,  plan  to  be  married  to  a 
Nordic  gladiator  after  I  finish  my  European 
modeling  tour.  Sounded  good,  but  an  obvi- 
ous April  Fool's!  I  am  working  for  Chancel- 
lor Corp.,  a  leasing  company  in  Boston  and 
am  basically  quite  the  happy  camper.  1989 
is  a  good  year.  Who  knows  anything  about 
Paige  Crowley,  Chris  Cross/jazz  Robb, 
Beth  Nachmann,  Jason  Lucero,  Phil 
Krohn,  Mike  Ain,  Josie  Iselin,  Paige 
Evans,  Maxwell  Jones  and  Adam  Wheeler? 
Just  a  few  of  those  missing  in  action. 

Next  issue:  Will  Sally  Baldwin  Weiss  re- 
veal all?  And  will  Captain  Jim  Currid  end 
his  days  in  helicopter  warfare? 


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William  Ullman 
25  East  86th  St. 
New  York,  NY  10028 


I  am  very  sorry  that  I  did  not  submit  notes 
to  the  Bulletin  for  the  previous  issue.  But  I 
figured  that  if  Headmaster  McNemar  could 
talce  a  sabbatical,  then  so  could  I. 

First,  let's  get  to  the  good  stuff:  LOVE. 
Barbara  McCIenahan  married  Evan  Shep- 
ard  in  May  of  1988.  Barbara  is  an  assistant 
graphic  designer  for  Time-Life  Books. 
Cindy  Donahue  will  marry  Andrew  Rich- 
ards this  spring.  Cindy  and  Andrew  are  liv- 
ing in  Boston  while  Andrew  earns  his  MBA 
from  Harvard.  Cathy  Monk  was  recently 
married;  she  is  living  in  Brooklyn  and 
working  toward  her  master's  degree  at  the 
New  School  in  New  York.  Kitty  Kennedy 
and  Gray  Cornwell  had  a  baby  girl  last 
summer  and  named  her  Katherine  Eliza- 
beth. Congratulations.  Julie  Dykos  McDo- 
nough is  expecting  a  baby  soon.  Julie  works 
at  the  Addison  Gallery  while  husband  Tom 
works  for  Fidelity  Investments.  Monica 
Cornelissen  was  married  last  April  —  in 
Hawaii!  She  and  her  husband  are  living  in 
Sun  Valley,  Idaho.  John  Burgess,  too,  is  en- 
gaged. And  they  said  it  wouldn't  happen. 
He  and  his  fiancee,  Betsv  Pell,  will  be  mar- 
ried this  spring.  Then  they  will  live  in  Lon- 
don, where  John  currently  works  for  the  J. 
P.  Morgan  bank.  Alison  Beckwith  Pentrack 
began  a  new  career  recently:  motherhood. 
Her  son,  Blake,  was  born  in  June  1988.  Con- 
gratulations! 

So  much  for  marriages  and  babies.  In  the 
close  but  no  cigar  (yet)  category,  Harvard 
Business  School  comrades  John  Blasberg 
and  Jim  Cleary  both  have  lovely  girl- 
friends. I  visited  Jim  recently  in  Boston.  Bill 
Kummel  was  up  there  as  well  and  Cristina 
Rubio,  also  at  Harvard  B  School,  joined  us 
for  Chinese  food  in  Brookline.  Jim  and  Bill 
and  I  stayed  up  until  about  three  in  the 
morning,  reminiscing  and  generally  getting 
caught  up  on  each  others' lives.  We  talked 
about  everything  from  throwing  snowballs 
from  the  roof  of  Pease  House  at  unsuspect- 
ing cars  to  girlfriends  to  things  Bill  ana  Jim 
made  me  promise  not  to  tell  you.  It  was  a 
wonderful  reunion  and  I'm  sure  many  of 
you  have  had  similar  experiences  that  your 
class  secretary  would  love  to  share  with  the 
whole  class. 

Some  last  tidbits:  Drew  Quinn  is  living 
in  Thailand  working  for  the  State  Depart- 
ment. Wendy  Pulling,  in  her  second  year  at 
Stanford  Law  School,  will  spend  this  sum- 
mer in  Seattle  at  a  law  firm  specializing  in 
environmental  issues.  Annie  Yates  is  toil- 


ing away  at  Berkeley's  Law  School  (Boalt 
Hall)  and  Jennifer  Marron  is  at  Yale's  Fo- 
restry School.  Please  send  me  some  news.  I 
feel  tike  the  Maytag  repairman  of  class  sec- 
retaries. 


Q1}  Susan  Philipp  Vickie 

117  Olde  Jamestown  Ct., 
Apt.  2A 

Williamsburg,  VA  23185 

Hey,  gang!  I  hope  you  all  had  a  terrific  holi- 
day season  and  are  revving  up  for  a  super 
summer!  People  were  a  little  bit  better  at 
writing,  but  there's  definitely  room  for  im- 

Erovement.  A  very  special  thanks  to  Mona 
im,  who  wrote  a  very  newsy  Christmas 
card.  Mona,  who  is  now  married  to  English- 
man, John  Bolster,  is  the  proud  mother  of  a 
daughter,  Zoe,  and  expecting  another  baby 
in  July.  She  and  her  husband  have  their 
own  company,  and  are  currently  starting  a 
chain  of  "subway"  franchises  in  the  Quad 
City  area.  They're  living  in  Iowa  City  and 
she  sends  a  special  apology  for  not  keeping 
in  touch,  especially  to  Scott  Cony  whom 
she  tried  to  contact  at  Christmas.  Scott  grad- 
uated from  Franklin  and  Marshall  (you 
won  the  bet  —  before  the  next  reunion!) 
with  a  degree  in  philosophy  and  finally  be- 
came the  head  bartender  at  the  Rose  and 
Crown  in  Nantucket.  He's  unsure  of  his  ca- 
reer plans,  but  is  considering  teaching. 

Mona  also  wrote  that  she  visited  Ann  AI- 
ford-Kitross  in  Boston,  who's  working  in 
the  advertising  department  at  Filene's.  She 
also  saw  Jen  Lorin  who's  in  Cleveland, 
working  in  day  care  consultation.  Karen 
Herrmann  is  living  in  Quechee,  Vt.,  and  Ja- 
nis  Mimura  is  teaching  English  in  Japan. 
Chandri  Navarro  wrote  from  Falls  Church, 
Va.,  where  she's  living  with  her  boyfriend  of 
three  years.  She's  working  for  a  D.  C.  law 
firm  and  applying  to  law  schools  for  the  fall, 
as  is  Michael  Stoddard.  As  reported  in  the 
last  notes,  John  Nahill  is  married  and  Mike 
Halloran  works  for  his  car  dealership.  Yal- 
da  Tehranian  is  getting  her  MBA  at  UCLA. 
Rob  Hull  told  me  he's  getting  married,  and 
Chad  Rosenburger  sent  a  postcard  from 
Oxford  where  he's  studying  philosophical 
theology  after  a  year  at  the  University  of 
Bonn,  where  he  saw  Thomas  Banchoff 
who's  now  studying  politics  at  Princeton. 
Rick  Kimball  is  still  with  Morgan  Stanley  in 
Hong  Kong,  and  saw  Nick  Porter  who  was 
travelling.  Einar  Westerlund  is  living  in 
N.Y.C.,  involved  in  independent  film  pro- 
duction. Matthew  Weatherly-White  is  ski- 
ing in  Idaho  and  writing  screenplays.  Ming 
Tsai  is  studying  at  the  Cornell  Hotel  and 
Restaurant  School,  while  Calvin  Hsu  is  with 
Smith  Barney  in  Los  Angeles.  Pam  Hager 
works  for  an  investment  firm  in  Boston,  and 
is  getting  married  in  August.  Also  getting 
married  in  June  is  Pam  Weiler,  who's  work- 
ing in  cable  TV  in  NYC,  and  Vicki  Hood  is 
expecting  her  second  child. 

Paul  Park  is  a  banker  in  Boston,  and 
Steve  Donahue  is  at  Georgetown  Medical 
School,  and  Ashley  Tobin  is  a  paralegal  in 
San  Francisco  where  a  group  of  '82ers  are 
located,  including  Cristina  Fink  and  Jeff 
Hunt.  I'm  enjoying  married  life  in  Wil- 
liamsburg, and  am  excited  to  be  the  matron 
of  honor  in  Cathi  DuPuv's  ('81 )  wedding  to 
Fil  Freccia  ('81)  in  the  fall.  I  hope  you'  all 
have  a  great  summer  and  please  write! 


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Andrea  Feldman 
260  West  End  Ave.  #68 
New  York,  NY  10023 


Embarking  on  my  first  class  notes  has  been 
no  easy  task,  but  with  the  help  of  occasion- 
ally reliable  inside  sources  from  the  TV  net- 
works, I've  managed  to  piece  together  a  bit 
of  news: 

This  season  has  "Love  Boat  II"  leading 
the  prime  time  line  up.  Captain  Hank 
"Steubing"  Murphy,  fresh  from  Coronado 
Naval  Base  in  San  Diego,  is  in  command  of 
the  Pacific  Princess.  Debbie  Menkes'  en- 
gagement cruise  is  a  near  catastrophe  be- 
cause of  Gopher's  advances.  Hopefully  she 
and  her  fiance  will  make  it  back  to  Western 
N.  E.  Law  School  with  their  engagement  in- 
tact, in  time  for  their  July  29th  wedding.  Jet- 
ting down  from  the  University  of  Chicago 
Medical  School  for  a  honeymoon  cruise  are 
Ted  Tasch  and  his  wife  after  their  Dec.  18th 
wedding.  Also  guest-starring  in  this  epi- 
sode will  be  Pamala  Patton  whose  recent 
engagement  and  life  in  Ann  Arbor,  Mich., 
will  be  covered.  .  .  .  Toni  Dante  will  be  co- 
hosting  "The  Bob  Hope  Mardi  Gras  Spe- 
cial" from  her  Paine  Webber  offices  in  New 
Orleans.  .  .  .  "Head  of  the  Class"  will  now 
be  filmed  at  the  Delbarton  School  in  Morris- 
town,  N.  J.,  where  Denny  Wright  plays  a 
history  teacher  and  coach  of  one  of  the 
school  teams.  Steve  Kirkpatrick  may  make 
a  few  guest  appearances  from  UMass 
where  he  is  studying  for  a  master's  in 
sports  management  and  coaching  lacrosse. 

While  he's  not  windsurfing  12  months  a 
year  in  New  Haven  and  becoming  a  Macin- 
tosh expert,  Rick  Apgar  is  hosting  "Un- 
solved Mysteries."  On  his  next  episode  he 
will  be  searching  for  Jeff  Rossman.  .  .  Jeff 
where  are  you?  Katrina  Moiso,  now  Mrs. 
William  "Mac"  Shattuck,  has  signed  to  star 
in  "Married  with  Children"  but  the  show  is 
reportedly  cancelled  since  producers  found 
out  that  kids  will  not  be  on  the  way  to  their 
Newport  Beach,  Calif.,  home  for  two  years. 
Katrina  was  heard  to  exclaim,  "This  was 
not  a  shot-gun  wedding!"  Patricia  Finneran 
is  currently  working  in  LA  on  a  pilot  for  TV 
tentatively  titled  "Life  Styles  of  the  Finne- 
rans  and  the  Famous. 

Next  week  on  "Donahue,"  Phil  will  focus 
on  the  Class  of  '83's  invasion  of  New  York. 
Laura  Culbert  tells  of  her  year  teaching 
English  in  Osaka,  Japan,  and  six  months  of 
fun  in  Europe  and  the  Virgin  Islands  before 
returning  to  the  big  city  to  try  her  hand  at 
banking.  Balise  Zerega  also  tells  of  his  Eu- 


ropean travels,  from  playing  soccer  in  Italy 

'  Lt.  Matthew 
West  Germany  outside  of  Stuttgart.  Blaise  is 


to  visiting  2nd 


Iatthew  Gilliean  in 


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t.Bla 


now  at  Simpson  Thatcher  &  Bartlett,  work- 
ing as  a  paralegal.  Dave  Trowbridge  is  in 
the  city  studying  for  his  MBA  and  Will 
McLanahan  is  working  at  Chemical  Bank. 
Dan  Mead,  working  undercover  on  "Tam- 
pa Vice"  busts  Hilary  Condren,  LA  real  es- 
tate tycoon,  for  trying  to  sell  swamp  land  in 
Florida. 

On  "Little  House  on  Puerto  Rico"  Gil 
Maymi  searches  for  a  perfect  romance  on 
the  sunny  beaches  of  San  Juan  while  pal  Ar- 
turo  Valldejuly,  still  with  his  girlfriend  of 
10  years,  is  hanging  onto  bachelorhood  by  a 
thread.  Jeff  Koffman  makes  a  cameo  ap- 
pearance and  reveals  to  his  companions 
that  he  has  finally  found  an  honest  profes- 
sion selling  women's  bathing  suits  in  the 
garment  district  of  Manhattan;  Renee  Kel- 
lan  breezes  through  the  set  wreaking  havoc 


with  the  film  crew,  but  soon  returns  to  her 
job  as  a  T.  J.  Maxx  fashion  consultant  in  Bos- 
ton. .  .  .  AT&T's  new  ad  campaign  will  fea- 
ture Dave  Keaton  (from  his  San  Francisco 
office)  making  a  clear  connection  from 
Wendy  Shapiro's  Amherst,  Mass.,  nursery 
school  class  to  a  soviet  nursery  school  class, 
with  the  aid  of  Stanford  Russian  studies  stu- 
dent Amy  Kellogg  translating.  Quincey 
Tompkins  also  known  as  "That  Girl"  enter- 
tains audiences  with  exotic  travels  and  will 
wrap  up  her  season  landing  a  job  in  design 
at  Esprit  in  San  Francisco.  Producers  are  ne- 
gotiating an  additional  role  for  Laguna 
Beach,  Calif.,  resident  Alison  Beaumont 
who  is  currently  working  on  an  exhibition  of 
her  grandfather's  art  while  applying  to  grad- 
uate schools  in  art  history. 

The  ever-changing  cast  at  "General  Hospi- 
tal" has  many  promising  new  doctors  on  the 
way.  Tom  Ullman  and  Tom  Lee  from  Cor- 
nell Med  School  in  Manhattan,  Kathy  Ma- 
coul  from  Tufts  in  Boston  and  the  new  den- 
tist on  the  show  will  be  John  Cataudella 
from  his  home  in  Mass.  As  you  can  see, 
there  will  be  lots  of  our  classmates  saving 
lives  and  filling  cavities  on  the  soap  this  sea- 
son. 

One  evening  on  the  "Wheel  of  Fortune" 
we  will  find  UVA  architecture  student  Har- 
ry Elson,  Harvard  Law  student  Pat  Wilson, 
and  Tammy  Snyder  from  Goldman  Sachs' 
real  estate  division  in  NYC  as  contestants. 
We  hope  the  only  things  Vanna  will  uncover 
will  be  letters. 

There  will  be  many  new  faces  on  the  Bos- 
ton set  of  "Cheers"  this  season.  When  he's 
not  in  his  office  at  the  Energy  Systems  Re- 
search Group,  Donald  Marron  may  stop  in 
for  a  little  R&R.  Journalist  Bill  Murphy  will 
write  an  occasional  review  featuring  aspir- 
ing musician  Todd  Ongaro.  Julie  '84,  Toad's 
sister,  will  announce  her  engagement  during 
the  seasons  premier.  .  .  Congratulations!  Af- 
ter a  hard  days  work  at  the  mental  health  in- 
stitution, Mike  Posternak  will  be  in  for  a 
drink  and  a  chat  with  Norm  and  Cliff.  Su- 
sannah Hill  may  make  an  industrial  video 
of  the  joint  featuring  Bill  Storey  and  Scott 
Gwozdz  regulars  in  the  Boston  area. 

"The  Paper  Chase"  will  focus  on  episodes 
in  California  this  season.  From  the  class- 
rooms of  UCLA,  Yalda  Tehranian  works  on 
her  MBA  and  Rob  Long  his  master's  in  writ- 
ing at  the  film  school.  Up  the  coast  Geoff 
Tuller  finishes  his  thesis  at  Berkeley  where 
Nat  Worley  works  on  his  master's  in  com- 
parative literature.  Jennifer  Sherman,  grad- 
uate of  the  Culinary  Academy  in  San  Fran- 
cisco, decides  what  she  will  do  with  her 
degree. 

'Geraldo"  trying  to  line  up  a  high  profile 
season  in  which  he  breaks  various  otner  fa- 
cial bones,  took  a  different  approach  and 
went  on  location  first  to  Madison  Square 
Garden  where  a  Grateful  Dead  concert  was 
taking  place.  Here  he  found  Macky  Alston 
who  is  working  at  the  American  Art  Reser- 
ach  Association,  Abby  Shuman  '84,  and  your 
trusty  author.  Next,  he  stops  briefly  in  Bos- 
ton to  interview  Angela  Lorenz  a  controver- 
sial young  artist,  who  shocks  the  crowd  with 
her  adult  version  of  Pat  the  Bunny. 

Taking  time  out  from  our  exotic  travels 
and  working  in  New  York  (I'm  at  the  Mu- 
seum of  Modern  Art),  Cindy  Lamontagne 
and  I  have  been  spending  most  of  our  free 
time  rehearsing  our  lipsynching  technique  in 
preparation  for  our  "Puttin'  on  the  Hits"  au- 
dition. We  will  be  performing  the  Hallelujah 
chorus  from  Handel's  Messiah.  .  .  .  Th'  tha' 
th'  tha'  th'  that's  all  folks.  Hallelujah! 


5th  REUNION! 

June  9-11, 1989 


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Elizabeth  Leavitt 
449  High  Street 
Lawrence,  MA  01841 


O.  k.  guys,  this  is  my  last  chance  to  drum 
up  major  enthusiasm  for  the  reunion.  I 
must  admit  that  I'm  not  sure  how  to  make 
Andover  more  appealing  than  your  last  im- 
pressions of  a  June  day  almost  five  years 
ago.  Anyway,  I'll  get  down  to  business  first 
and  then  approach  my  dilemma. 

The  class  extends  its  deepest  sympathy 
to  Rachel  Simpson  whose  father,  Martin 
Simpson,  died  when  Pan  Am's  flight  103 
crashed  in  Scotland  in  December  because  of 
a  terrorist's  attack. 

Henry  Tilghman  .  .  .  where  has  he  been? 
Ha,  I  know.  He  graduated  last  May  from 
Georgetown  University's  School  of  Foreign 
Service  and  then  spent  the  summer  selling 
condos  and  windsurfing.  An  obvious  corre- 
lation. He's  presently  in  the  Big  Apple  serv- 
ing as  a  legal  assistant  with  a  small  litiga- 
tion firm.  Also  in  N.Y.  is  Claudia  Kraut,  a 
graduate  of  Columbia.  She  is  working  at  a 
marketing  consulting  firm  on  the  west  side 
and  working  with  rape  victims  at  a  local 
hospital.  She  mentioned  that  Meg  Dolan 
was  spending  the  past  year  in  Switzerland 
on  a  farm.  Edna  Wong,  graduated  from 
Barnard,  was  en  route  to  Oxford  for  a 
couple  of  months  and  then  planned  on  re- 
turning to  Hong  Kong.  Lee  Novic  is  still  at 
Hamilton,  returning  for  one  last  year  before 
heading  towards  med  school.  He  wrote  that 
Scott  Bothfeld  and  Tommy  Herzog  were 
doing  well.  I  ran  into  Scott  at  the  Alumni 
soccer  game  this  past  fall  but  have  not  seen 
hide  nor  hair  of  Tommy  in  eons.  Scott  was 
captain  of  both  Hamilton's  mens'  soccer 
and  hockey  teams,  as  well  as  the  recipient 
of  Hamilton's  Ned  Doyle  Prize  Scholarship. 
Bravo.  Mark  Silverstein  graduated  from 
Princeton  and  is  now  at  grad  school  (UNC  I 
believe)  studying  French  horn  and  conduct- 
ing. He  lived  the  past  year  with  Paul  Huck 
whom  he  said  he'd  never  met  while  at  And- 
over. Anita  Cataudella  is  teaching  at  a  bi- 
lingual school  in  Lowell,  Mass.,  loving  the 
kids  and  enjoying  teaching.  She  said  that 
Nancy  Kashanek  and  Laurie  Vance  are  liv- 
ing in  the  North  End  of  Boston  and  that 
Caroline  Battista  is  looking  to  move  out  of 
Revere  at  some  point. 

Joy  Clendenning  sent  a  note  my  way. 
She's  on  her  way  back  to  Honduras  to  work 
in  a  refugee  camp  for  Salvadorians,  and 
then  will  travel  southward  to  Managua, 
Nicaragua,  for  a  year.  She  thinks  she  might 
be  in  the  U.S.A.  'round  reunion  time, 
though.  Sarah  Jane  Cohan,  was  in  Moscow 
studying  at  the  Pushkin  Institute.  Perhaps 
she  ran  into  Perry  Hewitt?  Jody  Greene 
spent  last  summer  volunteering  in  Johan- 
nesburg, South  Africa.  While  back  at  Yale, 
however,  she  spent  time  with  Dave  Charl- 
ton, Julie  Ongaro,  and  assorted  Andover- 
ites  from  other  classes.  Vivian  Louie  was  in 
Taiwan  for  a  good  number  of  months  and  is 
looking  to  grad  schools  for  journalism  and 
creative  writing. 

Joel  Post  graduates  in  May  from  Har- 
vard. Joel  rooms  with  Jeff  Nordhaus  '85  and 


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reports  that  Nick  Bienstock  graduated  last 
May.  I  might  add  here  that  given  no  evi- 
dence to  the  contrary,  I  believe  Richard  Ei- 
sert,  Joan  LaRovere,  Buddy  Boyda,  Charlie 
Welch,  Kent  Lucas,  and  Chris  Dole  all 
graduated  also.  Stephanie  Boyko  has  opted 
to  follow  her  degree  from  Smith  with  yet 
another  from  Harvard  Med  School  where 
she  is  presently.  Three  cheers,  Steph!  Dave 
Corkins  sent  word  my  way  that  Sam  Kim 
was  working  in  a  computer  store,  Jeff 
Woodhead  had  taken  to  cruising  the  UC- 
Berkeley  scene  in  his  sports  car  with  Serre 
Reid  '85,  and  Marcella  Larsen  is  consider- 
ing marriage  to  a  rock  star  in  Atlanta.  I'm 
not  sure  if  that  info  was  supposed  to  be 
anonymous.  J.  B.  Murray  packed  up  after 
graduating  from  Duke  and  left  for  Hong 
Kong  for  nine  months  to  work  and  three 
months  to  play.  Jon  Hubbard  travelled  in 
Morocco  for  a  month,  occasionally  falling  in 
various  Turkish  toilets.  His  next  stop  is  a 
year  in  Paris  with  Columbia  University 
where  he  will  avoid  Parisian  toilets  at  all 
costs.  Edward  Anderson  was  kind  enough 
to  volunteer  some  of  his  free  time  helping 
out  with  our  reunion.  He's  living  with  Tad 
Davis  in  No.  Carolina  and,  um  .  .  .  work- 
ing? I  don't  know.  The  Cahill  brothers, 
Mike  and  Tim,  continue  to  entertain  the 
likes  of  Jason  Anderson  at  Stanford.  Stur- 
gis  Woodberry  moved  to  a  nearby  town  in 
Californ-i-a.  They  say  that  a  number  of  Bart 
Rickenbaugh's  Denver  cohorts  have  head- 
ed out  that  way  and  are  all  good  company. 

Judy  Cho  graduated  with  highest  honors 
from  U.C.  Davis  and  is  presently  attending 
Washington  University  Medical  school. 
Catherine  Symchych  is  in  Wyoming  teach- 
ing and  enjoying  herself.  Pamela  Magill  vis- 
ited John  McCarthy  at  Princeton  last  year 
and  says  he's  the  same  fun-loving  guy  as  as 
ever.  Anja-Britt  Hanson  is  working  as  a 
non-theatrical  documentary  film  distributor 
and  reported  that  Brooke  Williams  is  work- 
ing in  Paris  and  Phoebe  Brown  is  teaching 
Russian  at  the  Taft  School.  And  now  I'm  out 
of  breath.  .  .  a  rather  diverse  column,  yes? 
And  we're  all  better  for  it.  Now  business  as 
usual:  go  to  the  reunion.  Please.  Really,  I 
hope  to  see  you  all  there.  A  good  time  shall 
be  had  by  all.  Kiss-kiss.  Betsy. 


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Zeena  Abidi 
4  Silverwood  Rd. 
Moorestoum,  NJ  08057 


Greetings!  All  seems  well  in  the  lives  of  the 
Class  of  '85.  Many  members  are  in  transi- 
tion this  year,  readjusting  from  time  abroad 
and  preparing  for  the  after  life.  .  .  the  world 
after  graduation.  .  .  .  Beth  Egan  returned 
from  Spain  last  spring  to  complete  work  on 
her  B.A.  in  international  relations.  This  year 
she  is  working  on  a  master's  in  Spanish  lit- 
erature. Megan  Carroll  returned  from  Paris 
last  summer  and  worked  as  a  paralegal  in 
Chicago.  While  in  Paris,  on  the  Middlebury 
program,  she  danced  with  a  Russian  ballet 
teacher  with  the  Paris  Opera,  took  a  French 
cooking  course  and  travelled  a  lot.  She  is 
presently  enjoying  her  senior  year  at  Boston 
College.  Leah  Donahue  is  having  a  great 
senior  year  at  Holy  Cross,  though  she  is 
busy  with  graduate  school  applications. 
Bill  Bates  is  also  enjoying  his  senior  year  at 
Cornell,  as  is  Chris  Flynn  whose  brother 
Jeff  '88  is  now  also  attending.  Julie  Trot- 
man  surfaced  in  the  September-October  is- 


sue of  Harvard  magazine  in  an  article  on 
Harvard-Radcliffe  sailing.  It  states,  "The 
top  woman  skipper  is  senior  Julia  Trotman, 
an  all-American  who  is  also  co-captain  of 
the  women's  ice  hockey  team."  John  Matte- 
razzo  is  a  member  or  Boston  University's 
ice  hockey  team. 

Guy  Cote  is  back  at  Georgetown  after  his 
year  at  London  School  of  Economics,  finish- 
ing work  for  his  Econ  major.  He  is  hoping 
to  find  work  in  finance  or  marketing  in  Chi- 
cago or  New  York  starting  next  year.  Chip 
Schorr,  who  is  also  at  Georgetown,  is  in  the 
running  for  a  Rhodes  Scholarship  in  Ne- 
braska. Lawrence  Epstein  worked  as  a  dele- 
gate to  the  Republican  National  Convention 
in  New  Orleans  over  the  summer.  He  spent 
time  with  Beau  Timken  '84,  who  also 
worked  at  the  convention.  He  also  ran  into 
Homer  Luther,  who  gained  Halloween  ac- 
claim at  Duke  for  his  Grinch  impersonation. 
He  was  escorted  by  Cindy  Lou  Who,  better 
known  as  Elliot.  Smyth.  Elliot  and  Alice 
Stubbs  spent  the  summer  in  San  Diego  and 
ran  into  Kate  Flather  and  Ted  Keim,  who 
were  bike  messengers  in  San  Francisco. 

Nell  Gharibian  spent  the  summer  travel- 
ling in  Europe  though  her  trip  was  cut  short 
after  an  illness  which  required  hospitaliza- 
tion in  Italy.  She  quickly  realized  that  no- 
body spoke  English  and  returned  to  the 
states  as  soon  as  she  was  well  enough  to  es- 
cape! She  enjoyed  her  last  fall  on  campus  at 
UNH;  John  Recesso  was  among  her  house- 
mates. She'll  be  on  an  internship  at  Harvard 
this  spring. 

Well,  that's  it  for  this  episode.  Please 
keep  in  touch  either  directly  with  me  or 
through  the  office  at  Andover.  Best  wishes, 
Zeena 


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Holly  MUton 
49  East  96th  Street 
New  York,  NY  10128 


Tom  Powers,  who  has  fled  Northwestern 
and  the  Midwest  for  Middlebury  and  the 
Northeast,  reports  that  he  and  Manish 
Mukherjee  "nit  the  subway  stations  of 
NYC  armed  with  two  guitars  and  4-1/2 
songs.  .  .  the  generous,  unknown  masses  of 
NYC  donated  38  cents."  Then,  in  January 
he  and  Tom  Hughes  went  rock  climbing  in 
Texas. 

Jason  Fry  sends  news  from  former  WQN 

People  and  from  Yale.  He,  David  Fisher, 
eter  Schay,  and  Dar  Bartkus  had  a  lower- 
year  Pease  House  reunion  after  the  class  of 
'88  s  graduation.  David  rows  crew  at 
Princeton.  Peter  and  John  Curry  are  living 
together  at  Brown.  Jay,  Andrew  Bowman, 
Becca  Hemingway,  Allison  Finn,  Caroline 
Goodson  '88  are  in  the  same  college  at  Yale. 

A  few  of  you  wrote  in  on  the  back  of  the 
donation  cards  PA  keeps  sending  us, 
thanks.  Laura  Glenn  transferred  to  McGill 
in  Montreal.  In  July,  she  ran  into  Erica  Hol- 
lern  in  the  back  streets  of  Beijing.  Eric  Ga- 
zin  runs  on  Trinity  cross-country.  He  and 
Derek  Chang  suffer  together  through 
spring  track  work-outs.  At  Harvard,  Travis 
Metz  rooms  with  Carter  Hood  and  lives 
down  the  hall  from  Tony  Gellert.  Travis 
coxed  the  National  Championship  Colle- 
giate Harvard  Four  last  year  and  is  the  busi- 
ness manager  of  the  Harvard  International 
Review.  Jim  Katarincic  writes  that  "for 
some  strange  reason"  is  he  is  still  rowing  at 
Colgate.  He  spent  January  in  D.  C.  working. 


Todd  Fletcher  says  that  he  "made  his 
Carnegie  Hall  debut  with  the  Harvard 
Krokodiles  in  October.  Mimmo  Iacicllo 
played  soccer  for  a  town  league  in  Worces- 
ter this  past  fall  while  at  Holy  Cross.  Caro- 
line Cannon  threw  a  holiday  bash  in  North 
Carolina.  Among  the  crowd  were  Annie 
Sturges,  Randall  Kempner,  Rachel  Laro, 
Jonathan  Bush,  Melissa  Morton,  Erik  Toz- 
zi,  Gillian  Recesso,  Hiroshi  Okamoto,  Bill 
McNulty,  Heidi  Salin,  Dave  Goldstein, 
Lilly  Crimmins,  Bo  Webb,  Gretchen  Geg- 
gis,  Rett  Wallace,  Aoibh-Ann  Sweeney, 
Charlie  Strout,  Nikki  Appel,  Jim  Katarin- 
cic, Woody  Taft,  Tony  Jaccaci,  John  Slavin, 
Pierre  LaTour,  and  Stan  Tarr.  Rachel  has 
exhausted  the  Russian  language  courses  at 
UMich  (and  will  probably  be  teaching  Rus- 
sian soon).  Melissa  is  diving  at  Brown.  An- 
nie reports  that  Stu  Trevelyan  travelled  the 
country  in  a  VW  minibus  with  his  girl 
friend  during  fall  semester. 

Draper  stormed  Tania  Tretiak's  house  in 
Montreal  for  yet  another  reunion  on  New 
Year's.  The  group  consisted  of  Erik,  Hiro- 
shi, Stan,  Paul  Marston,  Travis  and  Ned 
Gallagher. 

PA  sent  me  newspaper  clippings  about 
illustrious  grads:  Dave  Pratt  is  an  under- 
graduate advisor  at  Dartmouth.  Caroline 
Pool  plays  soccer  at  Conn.  College,  and  at 
last  reports  the  Camels  record  was  11-1. 

For  the  old  Bancroft  crew  .  .  .  Elizabeth 
Schulte  is  helping  produce  a  TV  show  in 
Durham  called  "Inside  Duke."  Jenny  Lim  is 
coxing  at  UPenn  (Travis,  you've  got  compe- 
tition). Melissa  Hardin  had  dinner  with 
Henry  Wilmer  (our  former  dean)  at  Mad 
River,  Vt,  over  winter  break.  I  am  involved 
with  student  government  at  Wesleyan 
through  the  Educational  Policy  Committee 
and  the  Tenure  Task  Force.  Occasionally,  I 
see  Oliver  Ryan,  who  played  football  for 
Wes  this  fall.  Thanks  for  the  news,  keep  it 
coming.  Take  care. . .  Holly. 


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Kate  Hollenbeck 
BoxCuf979 
Colgate  University 
Hamilton,  NY  13346 


It  had  happened.  Rural  America  had  com- 
pletely shut  me  off  from  life  on  "the  out- 
side" ...  or  so  I  thought,  until  Andover  ap- 
peared before  me  in  the  library.  Last  fall, 
Andover  took  the  form  of  Chucky  Davis,  a 
regular  visitor  of  good  cheer  who  popped 
up  from  Pennsylvania  at  various  Northeast- 
ern campuses  on  his  weekends  off.  Kid- 
napped into  the  happy  mobile,  I  set  off  with 
Chucky  for  Hamilton  college,  where  we  ab- 
ducted Dave  Schink  and  made  him  spend 
the  rest  of  the  day  with  us.  Denton  Chase 
also  appeared  one  day,  telling  of  his  Cornell 
adventures  with  Colin  Kessinger,  and  fre- 
quent conversations  with  Chris  Peck.  Den- 
ton, Rob  Patrick,  and  Bob  Leroy  skied  to- 
gether over  Christmas  break.  Rob  and  the 
few  curls  he  has  left  are  thriving  at  the  na- 
val academy  where  Curly  plays  on  the 
squash  team.  Bob  worked  at  Gunstock  over 
the  winter.  Another  rustic  threesome:  Ar- 
thur Bradford,  Neil  Weiss,  and  Chris  Car- 
roll hooked  up  at  Thanksgiving  for  a  week 
at  Aspen  skiing,  snowmobiling,  and  moun- 
tain climbing;  both  Neil  and  Chris  empha- 
sized that  "acting  like  fatties"  was  a  central 
part  of  the  week.  In  January  they  met  up 


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again  in  NYC,  along  with  Tony  Mestres 
and  Matthew  Hruska. 

In  between  columns  of  psychedelic  doo- 
dles, Molly  Lewis,  who  is  channelling  her 
energies  at  Trinity  with  fellow  "Frobbs  '  Aa- 
ron Lippert  and  Sarah  Getchell,  wrote  of 
Tufts  tennis  glory  Kris  Schraffa,  and  Re- 
becca Simons  who  is  rooming  with  Lesley 
Rosen  at  UWisconsin. 

Andover  athletes  are  raging,  led  particu- 
larly by  rowers.  Head  of  the  Charles  partici- 
pants were  Harvard  rowers  Miguel  San- 
cho,  Guenter  Meyer  and  Nick  Chermeyev, 
and  Molly  Parsons  for  Georgetown.  Geoff 
Caan,  who  recently  pledged  Chi  Phi  Frater- 
nity, rows  at  UWisconsin;  Aleke  Msumba, 
Laura  Phieffer,  and  Steve  Schlemmer  row 
for  Dartmouth,  and  Cathy  Levene  acted  on 
her  inner  calling  to  cox  for  UPenn.  But  the 
real  celebrity  of  Andover  rowing,  Tiffany 
Doggett,  assisted  the  junior  national  crew 
team  in  capturing  fourth  place  in  the  cham- 
pionships held  in  Milan,  Italy,  last  summer! 

Gliding  to  stardom  on  the  frozen  waters 
of  their  schools'  hockey  rinks,  Kari  Rosen- 
kranz  is  Princeton's  starting  goalie,  and  Lu- 
cia Murphy  plays  for  Brown.  Lauren  DiS- 
tefano  runs  at  Harvard,  and  keeps  in  close 
touch  with  Chris  Husband.  Lauren,  Tony 
Jacacci  '87  and  I  brought  the  New  Year  in 
and  the  Christmas  tree  down  (miraculous- 
ly) in  Newport  with  the  Murphys,  and 
while  we  were  there,  Kari  and  Jopi  Schluep 
called  from  a  quiet  fireside  get-together  that 
Tucker  Levy  was  hosting.  Paula  Rand 
spent  the  fall  in  Paris  with  some  '86  alums, 
and  studied  at  cooking  school  there  after 
Christmas.  Paula  had  also  summered  in 
France,  working  as  an  au  pair  for  five  chil- 
dren, as  did  Anne-Francoise  Bechard  for 
three  children  in  Andover  last  summer. 

Most  recently  I've  seen  Corey  Rateau 
who  spent  his  Oberlin  winter  term  in  Ando- 
ver studying  the  guitar  and  performing.  At 
school  where  he  managed  the  women's 
field  hockey  team,  Corey  frequently  runs 
into  Tsune  Watanabe,  Laura  Doty,  and 
Moustapha  Diop.  Once  he  got  to  Mass., 
Corey  visited  Cheryl  Coutre  in  Concord, 
whom  Kevin  Donlan  had  just  visited. 

Lots  of  unrelated  fun  facts  .  .  .  George 
Hanna  went  to  a  Dead  concert  with  Moby 
at  the  Capital  Center  and  saw  Jose  Diaz 
and  Patton  Adams  during  the  same 
Georgetown  visit.  David  Yashar  lives  next 
to  Wendy  Sealey  and  Dan  Zeff  at  Brown. 
Matt  Corbett  played  rugby  at  Bowdoin; 
and  recently  he  s  been  thinking  about  Alas- 
ka. Eileen  Kim  has  turned  into  a  cafe  junkie 
at  Berkeley  Sara  Sullivan,  who  planned  to 
travel  to  Japan  and  Australia,  visited  Eileen 
in  December.  Cricket  Crutcher  "escaped 
Minnesota"  to  meet  up  with  Betsy  Am- 
stutz,  Megan  Farley,  Kristin  Karl,  and  Alli- 
son Picott  at  the  Head  of  the  Charles.  Luke 
Wennik  sailed  at  Hurricane  Island  last 
summer  —  an  unbeatable  experience,  de- 
spite bad  plumbing.  Meghan  Conway 
loves  Harvard.  Jennifer  Kasper  got  her  wis- 
dom teeth  out  and  hardly  felt  a  thing.  Jen 
Sbrogna  visits  Bettie  Teasley  occasionally 
at  Kenyon.  And,  finally,  Barry  Crume 
worked  at  a  Christian  dude  ranch  in  Wyo- 
ming. 


FACULTY  Sherman  Drake 

EMERITI/ AE  25  Joyce  Anne  Road 

Centerville,  MA  02632 

I  sent  out  87  post  cards  in  December  and 
got  47  responses.  That  gives  me  plenty  of 
news  and  I  thank  you  (but  what  has  hap- 
pened to  our  other  40  peers?).  This  column 
is  restricted  in  length  (wonder  why?)  so  all 
your  news  may  not  appear  until  later  is- 
sues. PLEASE  SAVE  APRIL  8TH  FOR  OUR 
NEXT  EMERITI/AE  LUNCHEON.  The 
Miners  are  'back  on  track'  and  have  invited 
us  all  back  to  42  School  Street,  Andover,  at 
noon  on  Saturday,  8  April!  See  you  then. 

Our  most  senior  respondents  this  time 
were  Alma  Paradise  '56  and  Camilla  Sides 
'58.  Alma  is  well  and  lives  on  Stonehedge 
Road.  She  said,  "It  seems  I  am  beginning  to 
be  the  only  one  who  remembers  way  back 
in  PA  history  and  legends.  All  my  contem- 
poraries have  left  the  hill.  It  is  enjoyable  to 
meet  new  faculty  members  and  to  see  how 
much  more  the  present  day  fathers  share  in 
the  care  of  their  young."  Camilla  reports  in 
a  fine  hand  from  Cohasset,  Mass.,  '  We  are 
very  well.  Renate  is  here  and  Michael  is  in 
Salem.  He  comes  home  every  weekend." 

Emory  Basford  '64  celebrated  his  90th 
birthday  at  Gaithersburg,  Md.,  in  good 
health  and  amid  much  fanfare.  He  also 
taught  his  annual  poetry  class  to  residents 
of  Asbury  Village,  focusing  on  a  variety  of 
poets  from  Emily  Dickenson  to  his  old 
friend,  Robert  Frost. 

Last  30  October  was  an  important  day  in 
Andover:  it  was  dedication  of  the  new  wing 
of  the  town's  Memorial  Hall  Library.  For- 
mer trustee,  Fritz  Allis,  gave  the  main  ad- 
dress and  many  of  our  emeriti  were  on 
hand:  Jack  Barss,  Cornelia  Fitts,  Sam  An- 
derson and  Lisa  Witten  were  among  those  I 
spoke  with.  Lisa  relates,  "I  live  very  pleas- 
antly in  Andover  and  my  main  interests  are 
reading  and  travelling.  History  still  fasci- 
nates me,  although  I  wish  the  world  were 
less  frightening." 

Marie  Baratte  continues  to  reside  in 
Andover  too  and  "likes  it  very  much.  I  do 
go  to  some  activities  and  have  done  some 
tutoring.  Every  year  I  go  to  France,  but  re- 
turn in  September.  Abbot  will  never  be  like 
it  was  years  ago." 

An  interesting  note  came  from  Margot 
Warner,  cousin  of  Germaine  Arosa:  "Ger- 
maine  has  been  ill  for  the  last  year  but  at 
present  is  much  better  but  has  moved  into 
the  Stephen  Caldwell  Convalescent  Home 
in  Ipswich,  Mass.  Incidentally,  I  was  the 
head  of  Abbot's  Music  Department  for  nine 
years." 

"I  fear  that  any  account  of  my  activities 
will  make  dull  reading  for  fellow  emeriti" 
starts  Alston  Chase.  "As  you  know,  I  live 
alone  save  for  a  dog  and  two  cats  in  the  11- 
room  house  built  by  my  great-  grandfather 
in  1850.  I  do  all  the  cooking,  cleaning  and 
laundry  by  hand  and  up  to  this  year,  the 
lawn  mowing  and  snow  shoveling.  Have  a 
tiny  garden.  After  lunch,  a  half-hour  nap 
and  then,  when  not  socializing,  some  Greek 
and  Latin  reading  to  keep  my  hand  in!" 

Many  of  you  have  written  that  you  en- 
joyed the  little  bit  of  nostalgia  I  included  in 
last  fall's  issue.  This  time  I  wonder  if  any 
(or  many)  of  you  can  recall  who  uttered 
these  unforgettable  words  at  PA  (answers 
at  end):  1.  'Next  year  the  chairmen  of  the 
English  and  Math  Departments  are  going 
on  sabbaticals  .  .  .  and  lam  going  to  have  an 
ulcer!"  2.  "Let's  close  down  PA  and  divide 
up  the  endowment  among  the  faculty."  3. 


"We  fingered  this  man  for  Andover." 

Al  and  Marie  Stevens  are  enjoying  life  in 
the  provinces  (Cornish,  N.H.,  once  a  promi- 
nent colony  of  artists  —  St.  Gaudens,  Max 
Parrish,  etc.).  Al  is  plying  all  the  building 
trades,  restoring  their  post  and  beam  farm 
house  while  Marie  is  active  in  town  affairs 
and  as  V.P.  of  the  Cornish  Historical  Society. 

Marge  Harrison  is  keeping  busy  with 
courses  at  Brown  U;  recruiting  students  for 
a  small  western  N.  Carolina  college;  and 
spending  five  weeks  recently  in  England 
and  Scotland.  In  November  she  enjoyed  vis- 
its from  Lee  and  Bill  Brown,  and  Sam  An- 
derson. And  Bill  Brown  writes  that  he  is 
"up  to  same  old  routine:  coaching  crew  at 
Bowdoin,  teaching  at  the  Huse  School,  do- 
ing 'meals-on-wheels'.  .  .  and  is  rich  in  all 
but  income!" 

From  Lorene  Banta  in  Winter  Park,  FL 
comes  a  very  impressive  computer  /laser 
printed  note  listing  her  'Special  Pleasures 
for  1988"  ...  among  them  learning  to  use  a 
Macintosh  for  all  sorts  of  personal  projects 
[which  is]  seriously  useful  musically,  jour- 
nalistically, and  just  for  fun.  AND  the  news 
of  a  $100,000  gift  to  Andover  by  a  former 
pupil  of  Cornelius  G.  S.  Banta's  to  fund  an 
annual  scholarship  in  Corn's  honor.  How 
about  that!  I'm  not  out  of  news,  but  I  am 
out  of  space.  (Answers:  1.  Johnny  Kemper 
2.  Steve  Whitney  3.  Mike  Sides.) 

The  trustees  agreed  in  principle  in 
January  to  offer  retirees  and  their 
spouses  and  the  spouses  of  deceased 
faculty  the  option  to  join  the  P.A.  Blue 
Cross  and  Blue  Shield  insurance 
group.  The  board  also  voted  to  pay 
$300  per  participant  towards  the  annu- 
al cost  of  the  premium.  See  page  18  of 
this  Bulletin  for  a  more  complete  de- 
scription of  this  new  medical  benefit 
and  of  eligibility  requirements.  Retir- 
ees can  expect  a  mailing  in  late  May 
from  Susan  Stott,  director  of  the  Busi- 
ness and  Personnel  Office.  In  the  inter- 
im, those  with  questions  should  call 
her  at  (508)  475-3400,  ext.  335,  or  write 
her,  care  of  the  academy. 


Connie  Weldon  LeMaitre  AA'53 
to  leave  Andover  —  new 
Director  of  Annual  Giving  sought. 

Connie  IjeMairre,  a  1953  graduate  of  Ab- 
bot Academy,  mother  of  5  PA  graduates, 
and  since  1983  Director  of  Phillips  Acade- 
my's Annual  Giving  program,  has  just  an- 
nounced her  resignation.  On  May  1st  of 
this  year,  she  will  assume  the  position  of 
Director  of  Annual  Giving  at  Harvard 
Medical  School.  During  Connie's  tenure, 
PA's  annual  giving  has  more  than  dou- 
bled and  now  ranks  first  in  dollars  raised 
among  independent  schools  nationally. 

The  Academy  is  conducting  a  nation- 
wide search  and  welcomes  interest  or 
nominations  from  its  alumni.  Please  con- 
tact Kelly  Wise,  Dean  of  Faculty. 


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Around  the  world  in  180  days 


Faculty  and  students  gathered  on  2  January  to  wish  the  Headmaster,  Britta, 
Heather,  and  Galen  bon  voyage  on  their  six-month  trip  around  the  world. 
The  McNemars  will  travel  and  study  in  Europe,  the  Soviet  Union,  China, 
and  Australia. 

Before  they  return  on  3  July,  they  will  visit  School  Year  Abroad  schools 
in  Rennes,  France,  and  Barcelona,  Spain,  and  our  exchange  schools  in  No- 
vosibirsk, in  Harbin,  and  in  Beijing.  During  their  two-month  residence  in 
Novosibirsk  the  McNemars  plan  to  teach  English  and  American  History  at 
the  Physics  and  Mathematics  School.  While  in  China,  the  McNemars  will 
first  visit  the  Harbin  Institute  of  Technology  and  renew  their  friendship 
with  Ni  Xiao-min,  who  taught  a  year  at  Andover.  The  Beijing  Teachers 
College  is  next  on  their  agenda.  During  their  travels  they  are  to  be  feted  at 
alumni  and  parent  receptions  in  London,  Paris,  Rennes,  Barcelona,  Hong 
Kong,  and  Tokyo. 

Don  has  promised  to  keep  a  journal;  we  anticipate  hearing  from  him  and 
his  family  in  a  subsequent  issue  of  the  Bulletin. 


ESS* 

Boston,  MA 

Phillips  Academy  Permit  No.  19033 

Andover,  Massachusetts  01810 


Please  look  at  this  Address  Label. 

If  it  is  not  correct,  please  cut  it  out 

and  return  it  with  your  new  information  to 

the  Alumni  Office. 

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BULLETIN 


Publisher:  John  E.  Bachman 

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Director  of  Annual  Giving:  Naomi  F. 

Hitchcock 
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Higdon  '59 
Co-Chairmen  of  Class  Secretaries  and 
Reunions:  Lynne  Moriarty  Langlois 

'62,  Walter  A.  Row  III  76 


Cover.  The  McKees  leave  Andover 
after  forty-two  years  of  making  it  a 
home  for  students,  faculty,  and 
alumni.  Jean's  versatility, 
compassion,  and  grace  and  Peter's 
energy,  good  humor,  and 
leadership  set  the  standard  for  us 
all.  Seep.  13. 


Photography:  front  cover,  Bill 
Mercer;  1, 13  below,  Bob  Mayo;  2,  3, 
27,  28,  31,  32,  36,  38,  42,  45,  48,  52, 
55,  58,  61,  62,  65,  David  Powell;  4, 
Maria  Robledo;  5,  Michael  Luongo; 
6,  Richard  Graber;  7,  8,  9  above  and 
below,  10, 13  above,  15, 19  left,  A. 
Montague  Fitzpatrick;  11,  12,  back 
cover,  Sal  Lopes,  from  the  collection 
of  the  Chrysler  Museum;  17,  Tim 
Morse;  19  right  above,  Don  Barry; 
19  below,  Diz  Bensley  '43;  20,  Mark 
Halevi;  22,  Denis  Tippo.  All  photos 
copyrighted. 


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Summer  1989 


Graduation  1989:  Moments 

by  Anne  Gimm  '89 


Volume  83 


211th  Reunion 


Never  mind  the  way  the  world  is  supposed  to  work 

by  Nina  Scott 

A  profile  of  1989  Fuess  Award  winner  and  founder 
of  AmeriCares,  Bob  Macaulev  '41 


The  streets  and  sidewalks  of  coeducation 

by  Susan  M.  Lloyd 

Sixteen  years  after  the  Phillips-Abbot  merger,  Susan 
Lloyd  reflects  on  the  history  of  Abbot  and  an 
abiding  need  for  the  "culture  of  gender." 


Thank  you,  Mr.  Basford,  for  saving  my  sanity 

by  Dennis  Holahan  '61 


All  for  Andover!  Peter  and  Jean  McKee 

by  lack  Richards 


Alumni  Council  Weekend:  College  Counseling 

by  Walter  Moroney  72 

The  simple  question  of  where  one  gets  into  college 
is  almost  beside  the  point. 


Andover  Development  Board  and  Trustees  Meetings 

Campus  News 

Spring  Sports 

Letters  to  the  Editor 

Alumni  Miscellany 

Regional  Association  News 

Deaths 

Class  Notes 


Number  1 


10 


13 


15 


Graduation  1989: 
Moments 


by  Anne  Gimtn  '89 

Graduation  is  a  moment.  A  tradition, 
a  ritual,  a  feeling  of  freedom,  and  an 
acceptance  of  loss.  We  are  all  opening 
the  door  to  the  rest  of  our  lives  and  a 
reality  of  sorts.  But  after  we  have 
opened  that  door,  it  closes  behind 
us — not  loudly  or  angrily,  but  softly. 
As  if  someone  were  sleeping  in  a 
room,  and  we  didn't  want  to  wake 
that  person.  Not  just  yet,  anyway. 

There  are  the  grand  moments  we'll 
all  remember,  colored  by  what  memo- 
ry does  to  the  imagination.  We'll  re- 
member the  first  person  we  met  at 
Andover.  Perhaps  you  were  standing 
in  back  of  him  in  the  line  for  new  stu- 
dents. Maybe  she  gave  you  directions 
to  your  dorm.  And  there  was  the  first 
convocation  speech,  Dr.  McNemar  in- 
stilling dreams  and  starlit  hope  for 
what  was  to  come.  There  was  orienta- 
tion, and  the  first  meal  at  Commons. 
Remember  the  first  impression  you 
had  of  your  friends  and  the  way  your 
friendship  built  upon  that  impression, 
like  another  dimension?  The  teacher 
that  meant  the  most  to  you.  The  first 
six  on  an  English  paper.  The  sweet 
dates.  Andover-Exeter.  The  prom.  The 
final  convocation  speech.  The  circle. 

But  what  about  the  moments  in  be- 
tween? Those  days  in  calculus  when 
you  stared  and  stared  at  the  minute 
hand  on  your  watch,  praying  for  the 
bell  to  ring?  Those  moments  in  the 
mailroom,  full  of  screaming  people 
and  flying  notes.  The  dreaded  winter 
mornings.  The  tears  on  the  telephone, 
or  working  late  at  night  with  a  bad 
taste  in  your  mouth.  Sleeping  with 
your  window  open,  just  to  smell  the 
morning  and  wind  and  sun  of  spring 


term.  That  still-cold  moment  of  find- 
ing yourself  alone  in  the  Garver  Room. 
After  vacation,  seeing  your  best  friend 
walking  in  the  distance — too  far  to 
scream  hello,  too  close  to  be  unno- 
ticed. Choosing  between  coffee  or 
chocolate  at  Brighams.  Smiling  at 
Dickie.  Walking  alone  down  the  tree- 
lined  path  overlooking  the  vista  with 
sunset  in  the  sky,  and  knowing  for 
that  one  moment,  just  that  one — that  it 
was  all  worth  it. 

When  the  U-hauls  and  station  wag- 
ons slowly  drive  away  over  the  Hill, 
the  class  of  '89  has  graduated.  Never 
again  will  we  live,  breathe,  and  laugh 
in  this  same  community  with  the  same 


group  of  people  and  the  same  feeling 
of  Phillips  Academy.  When  we  come 
back  and  open  the  door  again,  Ando- 
ver will  be  our  school,  but  also  some- 
one else's.  After  we  have  left  that  cir- 
cle and  the  chairs  have  been  folded, 
we'll  leave  this  place  with  moments 
and  something  all  Andover  gradu- 
ates earn — a  something  that  words 
would  only  diminish.  And  we'll  hold 
that  something  in  our  minds,  in  our 
thoughts,  through  our  laughter  and 
our  sorrow. 

Anne  Gimm,from  Moorestown,  New 
Jersey,  will  attend  Barnard  in  the  fall  of 
1990. 


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211th  Reunion 


Undaunted  by  predictions  of  thunder- 
storms that  would  produce  coastal 
flooding  (an  amount  of  rain  that  nev- 
er materialized),  alums  shared  a  won- 
derful reunion  weekend.  Thirty-seven 
percent  more  4's  and  9's  returned  this 
year  than  five  years  ago.  Though  the 
rain  on  Friday  caused  some  rearrang- 
ing, the  gloom  had  lifted  by  the  open- 
ing hymn  of  the  Ecumenical  Memori- 
al Service  in  Cochran  Chapel  on 
Saturday,  and  the  rest  of  the  weekend 
was  windy,  cool,  and  sunny. 

A  cornucopia  of  events  began  on 
Friday:  an  Andover  film  festival,  an 
historical  tour  of  the  Abbot  and  Phil- 
lips campuses  led  by  archivist  Ruth 
Quattlebaum,  an  introduction  to  the 
Oliver  Wendell  Holmes  Library,  a 
special  display  at  the  Addison  Gal- 
lery: "Photographs  of  the  Vietnam 
War  Memorial,"  by  Sal  Lopes,  recep- 
tions and  buffet  dinner  in  the  cage,  a 
"spoil  your  supper"  ice  cream  party 
and  movies  for  children,  an  address 
by  John  Blum  '39,  Sterling  Professor 
of  American  History  at  Yale,  and  in- 
formal class  gatherings. 

Following  the  memorial  service, 
James  R.  Carter  '16  led  the  alumni  pa- 
rade behind  the  Clan  Mac  Pherson 
Bagpipe  Band  down  the  Elm  Arch 
from  the  Addison  Gallery  to  the  an- 
nual meeting  in  the  gym. 

Annual  Meeting 

With  President  of  the  Alumni  Council 
Hank  Higdon  '59  presiding,  the  meet- 
ing began  with  a  welcome  from  Mel 
Chapin  '36,  president  of  the  board  of 
trustees,  and  was  followed  by  annual 
reports  from  Higdon  and  Acting 
Headmaster  Peter  Mc  Kee,  Lynne 
Moriarty  Langlois  '62  (class  reunions' 
report),  and  Carol  Greene  Donnelly 
'58  and  Donald  Shapiro  '53  (Alumni 
Fund  report).  Retirees  Peter  and  Jean 
Mc  Kee,  Mel  Chapin,  Lou  and 
Audrey  Hoitsma,  and  Phyllis  Powell 


were  honored  for  their  long  service  to 
the  academy.  Three  alums  were  rec- 
ognized for  having  come  the  farthest 
distance:  Paul  Tittmann  '69  (Taiwan), 
Andrew  Hilliard  '79  (Costa  Rica),  and 
John  Vail  '79  (Japan).  The  1891  Memo- 
rial Trophy  for  the  highest  rate  of  at- 
tendance (36  percent)  went  to  the 
class  of  1939  whose  reunion  efforts 
were  led  by  Frank  O'Brien  Jr.,  Mar- 
shall S.  Kates,  Thomas  A.  Kelly,  Joan 
Hubbard  Lawson,  and  Marjorie  Mac- 
Millan  Brewer. 

For  a  third  consecutive  year  the 
alumni  fund  raised  over  $2  million. 
Only  $180,000  remained  to  be  solicit- 
ed to  meet  this  year's  goal  of  $2.45 
million.  If  this  total,  together  with 
gifts  from  the  Parent  Fund,  reaches 
$2.85  million,  alums  will  once  again 
have  raised  the  sum  needed  to  sup- 
port 10  percent  of  the  school's  operat- 
ing budget.  In  spite  of  dwindling 
ranks,  1052  Abbot  alumnae  contribut- 
ed $122,600.  The  fiftieth  reunion  class, 
1939,  led  by  Joan  Hubbard  Larson, 
Jack  Walsh,  and  Tom  Kelly,  raised 


$312,787  for  the  Alumni  Fund  from 
73.4  percent  of  its  members.  Total 
gifts  (annual  and  capital)  from  the 
39'ers  amounted  to  $350,203.The  class 
of  1949  set  a  new  record  of  $155,210 
against  a  goal  of  $80,000.  Led  by  Jim 
Messing,  nearly  80  percent  of  the 
49'ers  gave  in  memory  of  Dick  Lom- 
bard, Andover  trustee  and  benefac- 
tor, and  other  deceased  classmates.  In 
raising  $132,405,  the  class  of  1964  set 
two  new  records  for  twenty-fifth  year 
classes:  over  forty-five  non-sibi  givers 
and  66  percent  participation.  Jackie 
Eby,  Sean  Kennedy,  and  Paul  Gal- 
lagher led  these  impressive 
accomplishments. 

The  Parent  Fund 

National  Chairmen  Marcy  and  Larry 
Crutcher  (parents:  '88  and  '91)  in- 
spired 170  volunteers  to  reach  over 
1500  parent  and  grandparent  donors, 
thereby  establishing  a  record  Parent 
Fund  gift  of  $440,000.  Key  volunteers 
managed  the  newly  created  Senior 


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Spirits  were  high,  feelings  intense,  at 
Reunions  1989.  Wliether  in  the  parade, 
with  an  old  friend,  or  at  the  Abbot  Tea, 
being  back  felt  good! 


Parent  Fund  Campaign  to  Honor  the 
Faculty  (Lois  and  Bill  Benedetto,  par- 
ents '89/  92  and  Mike  and  Mimi  Raf- 
ferty  parents  '89),  the  Past  Parents 
Fund  (Mimi  Ganem  Reeder,  AA'57, 
parents  '85,  '88)  and  the  Grandparent 
Fund  (Frank  O'Reilly  '32,  grandparent 
'89  and  Camille  Grieco,  grandparent 
'86,  '90).  Sixty-nine  percent  of  Ando- 
ver's  non-alumni  current  parents 
joined  loyal  past  parents  and  grand- 
parents to  exceed  every  goal  set — a  re- 
markable achievement  deeply  appre- 
ciated by  the  PA  community. 

In  his  address  on  the  state  of  the 
school,  Acting  Headmaster  Peter 
McKee  singled  out  for  special  men- 
tion efforts  by  the  faculty  and  ad- 
ministration to  meet  the  long-range 
planning  goals  and  to  effect  changes 
in  the  curriculum  and  the  generally 
high  morale  of  the  school  this  spring. 

After  meetings  to  appoint  class  offi- 
cers for  the  next  five  years,  alumni 
took  advantage  of  extraordinary  pan- 
els and  presentations  by  distin- 
guished guests,  faculty  and  current 
students.  Panel  topics  included:  "So- 
viet-American Exchanges  at  Andover 
and  Beyond:  Experiments  in  Interna- 
tional Education  and  Understanding" 
(Class  of'34);  "Andover  and  Abbot 
Yesterday  and  Today,"  (Class  of  '39); 
"Forum  on  Education:  What  Has 
Happened  to  Education  Since  World 
War  II  and  What  are  the  Implications 
and  Future  Directions?"  (Class  of  '44). 
The  two  presentations  were  by  Dean 
of  Admission  Jeannie  F.  Dissette  on 
"The  Private  School  Admission 
Scene"  and  by  guest  artist  Sal  Lopes 
on  his  special  exhibition  at  the  Addi- 
sion:  "Photographs  of  the  Vietnam 
War  Memorial  in  Washington,  D.C." 

Later  in  the  afternoon  Acting  Head- 
master Peter  McKee  and  Jean  McKee 
hosted  a  tea  for  Abbot  alumnae  and 
spouses  in  Bailey  House  during  which 
Elaine  Finbury  '68,  historic  preserva- 
tionist and  developer,  presented  cur- 
rent plans  for  the  renovation  of 
McKeen  and  Draper  Halls. 

Class  receptions,  dinners,  and  enter- 
tainment closed  a  busy  Saturday.  The 
next  morning  in  Kemper  Chapel  Ro- 
man Catholic  Mass  was  held  as  well  as 
the  Class  of  1939  Memorial  Service. 
Brunches  and  picnics  closed  a  very 
successful  weekend. 


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Never  mind  the  way  the  world  is  supposed  to  work 


A  profile 

of  Bob  Macauley  '41 


Some  day  you're  going  to  consider  what  your  kids  think  of  you,  and  you're  not  going 
to  want  them  only  to  answer,  "Well,  the  old  man,  he  made  a  lot  of  dough." 


by  Nina  Savin  Scott 

The  students  who  watched  Bob  Ma- 
cauley receive  this  year's  Claude 
Moore  Fuess  Award  were  probably 
quite  surprised  by  what  they  saw,  as 
they  are  savvy  enough  kids  to  have 
figured  out  that  guys  like  Bob  Macau- 
ley  are  just  not  probable  in  this  world. 

For  students  who  mainly  do  two 
things — hit  the  books,  and  deal  in 
one  way  or  another  with  the  notion 
of  non  sibi — academic  success  (and 
all  that  goes  with  it)  and  service  to 
others  (and  all  that  goes  with  it)  are 
secular  gods.  They  are  two  ideals, 
not  one;  towering,  but  separate.  You 
can  make  personal  sacrifices  and 
reap  your  reward  by  devoting  your- 
self to  others,  or  you  can  make  per- 
sonal sacrifices  and  reap  your  re- 
ward by  competing  to  win.  Either 
you're  Mother  Theresa,  sleeping  in 
the  dust,  or  you're  George  Bush, 
Pennsylvania  Avenue,  but  you  can't 
be  both.  It  just  doesn't  happen. 

Except  maybe  in  the  movies. 

So  let's  write  a  movie. 

Scene  1. 1975.  Saigon  is  falling.  A 


plane  filled  with  Vietnamese  babies 
bound  for  orphanages  in  the  United 
States  crashes  on  take-off.  More  than 
one  hundred  babies  die  immediately, 
and  one  hundred  more  are  scattered 
about  a  rice  paddy.  The  United  States 
Air  Force  cannot  arrange  a  rescue  for 
ten  days.  Though  pretty  shook  up  by 
news  accounts  of  the  disaster,  the 
world  does  its  usual  thing.  Average 
citizens  feel  terrible.  Interested  gov- 
ernments slog  about  in  red  tape.  The 
United  Nations  provides  speeches 


and  proposals  that  accomplish  noth- 
ing. The  Red  Cross  is  busy,  or  what- 
ever, and  can't  make  it.  In  some  quar- 
ters there  is  tremendous  good  will 
but  no  clout.  In  some  quarters  there 
is  clout  but  confusion.  Since  the  gov- 
ernment of  Vietnam  is  falling,  there 
are  no  phones,  no  banks,  no  authori- 
ties; the  very  currency  of  clout  itself 
has  lost  all  value.  And  so  in  the  rice 
paddy,  at  an  unfortunately  chaotic 
moment  in  history,  the  surviving  ba- 
bies, terrified  and  injured,  wait  to  die. 


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"I  once  asked  our  doctors  how  much  it 
cost  to  save  a  life.  They  said  $50  on 
average.  As  of  now,  we've  shipped 
$265  million  in  aid.  That's  over  5 
million  lives." 

—  AmeriCares  in  Beirut 


Scene  2.  Flashback.  1941.  Phillips 
Academy.  Our  hero  is  a  charming 
boy,  a  superb  student  but  a  cut-up. 
He  and  a  buddy  have  built  them- 
selves a  tree  house  at  Pomp's  Pond, 
and  they're  never  in  the  dorm  where 
they  should  be,  and  they're  forever 
in  trouble  with  the  headmaster.  Nev- 
er mind — our  hero  graduates  any- 
way, and  off  he  goes  to  World  War 
II.  He  flies  cargo  planes  to  North  Af- 
rica. When  the  war  ends,  he  knocks 
around  Europe  for  a  while  support- 
ing himself  by  playing  the  piano  in 
what  he  calls  "cat  house"  bars.  After 
a  while  he  goes  home  to  Yale  for  a 
degree  in  international  affairs.  He 
goes  back  to  Europe  to  a  casino  in 
Cannes  where  he  wins  $24,000,  char- 
ters himself  a  yacht,  and  sails 
around  the  Adriatic  until  the  money 
runs  out.  Then  he  goes  home  again 
and  works  in  the  family  paper  bro- 
kerage business  until  he  decides  to 
risk  everything  he  has — plus  borrow 
$100  million — to  start  his  own  pa- 
perboard  manufacturing  company. 

Scene  3.  Flash  forward.  It's  a 
Thursday.  Our  hero — a  big  strap- 


ping guy,  six  foot  two  and  not  bad 
looking — is  at  his  home,  talking  with 
his  smart,  pretty  wife.  He's  got  a 
great  voice — low,  but  powerful; 
when  he  talks,  if  you  close  your  eyes, 
you  think  you're  listening  to  the 
coolest  play-by-play  man  who  ever 
lived.  So  he  and  his  wife  are  chat- 
ting, and  the  news  comes  on.  Amid 
the  chaos  of  the  fall  of  Saigon,  a 
plane  filled  with  Vietnamese  babies 
has  crashed  in  a  rice  paddy. 

Never  mind  the  way  the  world  is 
supposed  to  work.  Our  hero  isn't  go- 
ing to  sit  around  and  let  a  bunch  of 
infants  die.  He  calls  Pan  Am.  He's 
simply  going  to  charter  a  747.  They 
tell  him  it'll  cost  $251,000.  Our  hero 
doesn't  have  it,  but  he  orders  up  the 
plane.  Pan  Am  wants  a  down  pay- 
ment of  $10,000,  so  he  writes  a  check. 
Then  they  want  the  balance  of  the 
fee,  so  he  writes  another  check.  But 
our  hero  didn't  go  to  Phillips  Acade- 
my for  nothing.  It  is  Thursday,  and 
the  checks  will  not  bounce  until 
Monday,  by  which  time  the  babies 
will  be  safe  in  San  Francisco,  which 
is  exactly  where  they  are  on  Monday 


when  the  checks  bounce  and  our 
hero,  Bob  Macauley,  takes  out  a  loan 
against  his  house. 

That's  the  end  of  the  movie.  The 
credits  say,  "This  is  a  true  story 
about  Robert  Conover  Macauley, 
Andover  '41,  Yale  '49,  founder  of 
AmeriCares,  and  recipient,  on  8 
May,  of  the  Claude  Moore  Fuess 
Award  for  distinguished  contribu- 
tion to  the  public  service." 

When  Macauley  accepted  his 
award  at  the  Cochran  Chapel,  the  stu- 
dents seemed  spellbound  by  his 
speech,  and  they  gave  him  a  standing 
ovation.  Perhaps  he  charmed  them  by 
keeping  his  speech  short  and  funny, 
and  by  giving  them  only  one  piece  of 
advice:  Winston  Churchill's  words, 
"never  give  in,  never  give  in,  never, 
never,  never."  But  it  is  equally  likely 
that  he  charmed  the  students  by  being 
something  they  don't  see  often  in  this 
world — a  man  who  has  reached  the 
top  of  both  towers.  He  has  competed 
to  win,  and  he  has  devoted  himself  to 
the  service  of  others,  with  equal  pas- 
sion and  success. 

Macauley's  paperboard  manufac- 


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turing  company,  Virginia  Fibre  Cor- 
poration, now  does  more  than  $60 
million  in  business  each  year;  it  has 
the  number  one  return  on  equity  and 
on  earnings  in  the  industry. 

The  relief  agency  he  founded  in 
1982,  AmeriCares,  the  largest  private 
voluntary  organization  in  the  world, 
has  so  far  provided  more  than  $260 
million  worth  of  medicine  and  other 
relief  aid  to  people  in  forty  countries, 
is  widely  credited  with  saving  4  mil- 
lion lives,  and  operates  with  the  effi- 
ciency of  a  blue  chip  corporation. 

When  asked  what  drives  him  to 
take  as  a  personal  responsibility  the 
rescue  of  destitute  and  desperate 
people  all  over  the  globe,  Macauley 
is  move-star  boyish,  humble  and 
glib.  "Some  day  you're  going  to  con- 
sider what  your  kids  think  of  you," 
he  says,  "and  you're  not  going  to 
want  them  only  to  answer,  'Well,  the 
old  man,  he  made  a  lot  of  dough.'  " 

The  Vietnamese  airplane  crash  did 
not  catapult  Macauley  into  philan- 
thropic action.  For  years  he  had  been 
supporting  others  whose  social  ser- 
vice work  he  admired.  But  when  he 
took  matters  into  his  own  hands, 
things  seemed  to  work  smoothly  and 
people  seemed  to  get  saved,  and  little 
by  little  the  rest  of  the  world  came  to 
realize  that  he  could  rescue  people 


But  our  hero  didn't  go  to 
Phillips  Academy  for  nothing. 
It  is  Thursday,  and  the 
check  will  not  bounce  until 
Monday. 


better  than  just  about  anybody  else. 

When  martial  law  was  declared  in 
Poland  in  1982,  and  international 
sanctions  were  preventing  desperate- 
ly needed  medicine  from  reaching 
the  Polish  people,  Pope  John  Paul  II 
asked  Bob  Macauley  to  save  the  day. 
Of  course  Macauley  said  he  would — 
what  else  are  you  going  to  say  to  the 
Pope? — and  he  did,  by  looking  for 
friends,  or  friends  of  friends,  on  the 
boards  of  the  nation's  top  pharma- 
ceutical companies,  and  begging 
these  guys  for  85,000  pounds  of  med- 
ical supplies.  Ultimately  he  delivered 
$8  million  in  aid. 

When  the  Afghan  refugees  were 


pouring  into  Pakistan,  when  the 
earthquake  struck  in  Mexico,  when 
the  chemical  cloud  enveloped  Bho- 
pal,  when  the  volcano  erupted  in  Co- 
lumbia, when  the  radiation  escaped 
from  Chernobyl,  when  the  earth- 
quake struck  El  Salvador — the  list 
goes  on  and  on — Macauley  and  his 
team  of  volunteers  at  AmeriCares  got 
the  money,  got  the  transportation,  got 
the  aid  to  the  people  who  needed  it. 

Most  recently,  Macauley's  group 
delivered  food  and  medicine  to  the 
starving  people  in  the  Sudan.  Lots  of 
groups,  including  the  United  Na- 
tions, had  previously  tried  to  help, 
only  to  lose  most  of  their  aid,  and 
some  of  their  volunteers'  lives,  be- 
cause of  the  country's  violent  civil 
war.  Macauley  says  he  wasn't  about 
to  blunder  into  a  crossfire  or  be  used 
as  a  pawn.  What  he  did  instead  was 
to  rely  on  information  from  his  own 
intelligence  network,  strike  a  deal 
with  the  commander  of  the  Sudanese 
People's  Liberation  Army,  and  ar- 
range for  safe  passsage  of  his  trucks. 
The  mission,  of  course,  was  a  secret 

AmeriCares'  current  mission  is  too, 
although  Macauley  may  have  blown 
it  in  Commons  where  he  went  for 
lunch  after  receiving  the  Fuess 
Award.  It  seems,  he  said,  that  the 
United  States  government  has  had 
great  trouble  getting  aid  to  the  people 
caught  in  the  crossfire  of  the  religious 
civil  war  in  Beirut.  His  friend,  Presi- 
dent Bush,  asked  him  if  AmeriCares 
would  please  take  over  the  whole  hu- 
manitarian effort  in  Lebanon. 

Of  course  he  had  told  the  President, 
"Yes" — what  else  are  you  going  to  say 
to  the  President? — and  now  he  sat 
back  in  his  chair  in  Commons,  movie- 
hero  style,  squinted  against  the  smoke 
from  his  cigarette,  and  started  figuring 
out  how  to  keep  his  word. 

Nina  Scott  is  a  magazine  writer  who 
lives  in  Rockwell  North.  Her  husband, 
Bill,  teaches  math,  is  a  house  counselor, 
and  coaches  boys'  varsity  soccer. 


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The  streets  and  sidewalks  of  coeducation: 
Sixteen  years  after  the  Abbot  merger 


ie  march 


by  Susan  M.  Lloyd 

When  I  was  a  kid  growing  up  in 
Yorkville,  the  street  belonged  to  the 
boys.  World  War  II  gas  rationing 
meant  there  were  few  cars,  so  the 
street  boys  shot  marbles  on  the  man- 
hole covers,  and,  endlessly,  played 
stickball.  I  played  stickball.  The  other 
girls  commanded  the  sidewalk,  play- 
ing intricate  games  of  jump  rope  and 
hopscotch.  The  street  seemed  far 
more  exciting  to  me.  I  made  the  street 
coeducational,  just  as  the  women  and 
girls  coming  up  the  Hill  from  Abbot 
in  1973  made  PA  coeducational. 

So  it  was  logical  that  in  1967  I 
should  look  for  a  history  teaching  job 
in  a  coeducational  school.  This  was 
not  easy.  At  Lawrence  High  School  I 
was  disqualified  because  I  didn't 
come  from  Lawrence.  Furthermore,  I 
was  "the  wrong  sex,"  said  the  kind- 
ly, sad  department  chairman  who 


also  made  it  clear  that  women 
couldn't  teach  history  because  they 
hadn't  made  history.  That  was  the 
end  of  that. 

I  then  taught  at  Andover  High 
School  for  a  while,  and  was  told  that 
they'd  be  willing  to  consider  me  for 
a  permanent  job — but  had  I  looked 
around  me  and  seen  who  was  in  the 
history  department?  Indeed,  all  of 
the  other  teachers  were  male.  By  that 
time  I'd  decided  I  really  wanted  a 
job  where  I  wouldn't  teach  130  stu- 
dents a  week.  At  Abbot  I  could  have 
seventy  students  and  a  mere  sixty- 
hour  week,  with  some  time  left  over 
for  my  children. 

As  I  started  out  there,  I  discovered 
to  my  surprise  that,  while  Abbot  was 
an  all-girls'  school,  it  was  also  a  mar- 
velous place  for  human  beings.  The 
classes  were  extremely  lively;  the 


girls'  ideas  expanded  to  fill  all  the 
space  there  was.  They  ran  student  or- 
ganizations; they  ran  student  govern- 
ment. The  majority  of  teachers  were 
women.  Instead  of  a  confining  place, 
I  found  an  expansive,  life-giving  one. 
And  I  quickly  realized  that  Abbot 
Academy  had  a  history.  The  girls 
and  women  of  the  school  felt  quite 
clearly  that  it  belonged  to  them. 

In  1827,  just  as  the  Abbot  founders 
were  getting  themselves  together  to 
decide  whether  they  dared  open  a 
school  for  girls  and  women,  the  Philo- 
matheon  Society  of  Phillips  Academy 
was  debating  the  question,  "Do  fe- 
males possess  minds  as  capable  of  im- 
provement as  males?"  The  answer,  ac- 
cording to  the  judges,  was  "No."  But 
Abbot's  founders  refused  the  answer. 
Prosperous  Andover  businessmen 
and  theological  professors  and  their 


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A  world  apart;  right,  a  marvelous  place  for  human  beings 


wives  decided  that  their  lively  daugh- 
ters did  possess  minds  as  capable  of 
improvement  as  males.  They  began 
Abbot  Academy  with  very  high  stan- 
dards, right  from  the  start. 

There  were  no  women's  colleges 
in  1828,  the  year  of  Abbot's  found- 
ing. College-age  women  went  to 
Bradford  Academy  or  to  Abbot 
Academy,  or,  later,  to  Mt.  Holyoke 
Seminary,  founded  after  Abbot  and 
partly  on  its  inspiration.  Most  of  the 
books  assigned  to  Abbot's  four  top 
classes  were  exactly  the  same  as 
those  read  in  Harvard  College.  This 
was  a  time  of  great  seriousness 
about  women's  roles  and  women's 
education,  a  time  when  people  were 
realizing  that  you  couldn't  have 
grown-up  citizens  without  bringing 
them  up,  somehow.  The  average 
white  man  would  be  a  voter  in  a  de- 
mocracy, and  the  first  person  to 
teach  him  how  to  be  a  good  citizen 
must  be  his  well-educated  mother. 

The  Abbot  of  the  nineteenth  centu- 
ry was  a  stimulating  but  isolated 
place:  a  world  apart.  It  stayed  that 
way  for  over  one  hundred  years, 
partly  because  PA  and  the  other 
men's  institutions  didn't  take  it  very 
seriously.  The  nineteenth  century 
principals  of  Abbot,  most  of  all  Phebe 
and  Philena  McKeen,  made  obeisance 
to  the  men's  world.  All  the  trustees 
were  men.  All  of  the  graduation  and 
chapel  speakers  were  men.  But  then 
the  men  disappeared  and  the  women 
created  their  world,  a  sphere  in  which 
grown  women  could  have  life-long 
careers  as  scholars  and  writers  with- 
out worrying  about  what  men  would 
think.  Philena  McKeen's  administra- 
tive work  was  a  sacred  calling  to  her. 
Phebe,  with  her  passion  for  Milton's 
poetry,  taught  English.  She  also  wrote 
novels,  and  one  of  her  works  sold 
tens  of  thousands  of  copies. 

Abbot  was  also  a  world  apart  for 
the  girls.  In  the  Abbot  of  the  late 
1870s,  close  friendships  with  boys 
were  almost  entirely  cut  off.  Boys  had 


to  be  on  a  list  your  parents  approved. 
If  they  weren't,  there  was  no  way  le- 
gally to  meet  on  School  Street  or 
Main.  You  might  leave  a  note  on  a 
rock  in  the  woods  which  your  Phillips 
or  Seminary  friend  would  pick  up  so 
that  he'd  know  where  to  find  you  on 
the  next  day.  That  was  done  a  great 
deal,  though  not  officially  sanctioned. 

As  the  nineteenth  century  went 
on,  things  changed.  In  the  1870s,  a 
principal  of  Abbot  proposed  to  Cecil 
Bancroft  of  PA  that  the  two  schools 
be  combined.  What  better  idea  could 
there  be?  However,  the  movement 
towards  coeducation  stopped  dead 
in  the  1890s.  For  the  first  time  girls 
felt  pressured  not  to  study  as  hard  as 
the  boys.  Prominent  physicians  in- 
sisted that  if  a  young  woman  studied 
too  hard,  she  would  render  herself 
infertile.  Teddy  Roosevelt  read  Dar- 
win and  talked  darkly  of  "race  sui- 
cide" precipitated  by  educated  wom- 
en who  refused  to  have  large 
families.  Alumnae  statistics  around 
1910  must  have  had  Roosevelt  say- 
ing "I  told  you  so."  Abbot  alumnae 
had,  on  average,  .9  children  each — 
just  a  bit  better  than  Bryn  Mawr 
alumnae  with  their  .6  children. 

Coeducation  lost  out  at  Abbot  and 
PA  for  other  reasons.  Feminists  said 
their  job  was  to  civilize  the  boys. 
Men  (some  women,  too)  said  this 


meant  softening  the  boys.  Generally 
speaking,  boys'  and  girls'  schools  be- 
gan moving  farther  apart  instead  of 
coming  together. 

Single-sex  schools  now  seem  like 
an  archaic  idea  to  many  of  us.  We 
ask,  how  else  can  you  prepare  for  a 
coeducational  world  except  in  a  co- 
educational school?  It  may  sober  us  a 
little  to  look  at  some  of  the  statistics 
that  compare  graduates  of  all-female 
high  schools  and  colleges  with  those 
of  coeducational  high  schools  and 
colleges.  Two  percent  of  women  in 
this  country  now  have  graduated 
from  women's  colleges.  Forty-two 
percent  of  the  women  in  Congress 
are  women's  college  graduates.  So 
are  thirty-three  percent  of  the  board 
members  of  Fortune  1000  companies. 
Graduates  of  single-sex  institutions 
are  twice  as  likely  to  earn  doctorates 
as  those  from  coed  colleges.  Wom- 
en's college  graduates  earn  more 
money.  Studies  of  Catholic  schools 
comparing  the  academic  achieve- 
ments of  girls  in  single-sex  schools 
and  coed  schools  show  a  significant 
advantage  for  girls  who  attend  sin- 
gle-sex schools.  By  the  time  they  are 
seniors,  these  girls  are  over  half  a 
year  ahead  of  their  peers  in  coed 
schools  in  science,  and  somewhat 
ahead  in  verbal  abilities  as  well. 

What  about  our  1980s  coed  school, 


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PA  on  the  march  down  the  Hill 


Phillips  Academy?  Do  our  young 
women  refute  the  favorable  statistics 
of  all-female  institutions?  It  is  too 
early  to  tell. 

Perhaps,  though,  we  should  do 
more  at  PA  to  reinforce  the  culture  of 
gender  that  so  enriches  students'  ex- 
perience in  single-sex  institutions. 
Bryn  Mawr  and  Haverford  insist  that 
all  young  women  take  their  first  writ- 
ing class  in  single-sex  classes,  and 
that  young  men  do  the  same.  This  is  a 
way  to  help  them  find  out  who  they 
are,  since  to  write  is  to  find  out  who 
you  are.  Some  schools  and  colleges 
do  more,  in  spite  of  their  overall  com- 
mitment to  academic  coeducation. 
Milton  Academy  is  experimenting 
with  some  math  and  advanced  phys- 
ics sections  for  girls  alone. 

We  should  also  recognize  that  one 
of  the  things  that  makes  women  so 
fortunate  these  days  is  that  they  not 
only  get  to  prepare  for  and  enter 
practically  all  occupations  once 
closed  to  them,  they  continue  to  have 
the  fun  and  the  challenge  of  being 
mothers,  if  they  want  to  be.  To  many 
of  our  young  women,  the  idea  that 
they  will  ever  be  mothers  is  outland- 
ish. But  I  would  like  to  celebrate  this 
fact  of  life  and  gender  and  simply  ask 
that  we  as  a  school  pay  a  little  more 
attention  to  it.  We  women  are — or 
will  be — nurturing  adults  responsi- 
ble for  young  children  as  well  as  peo- 
ple who  join  professions  or  carry  oth- 
er significant  responsibilities.  Now, 
sixteen  years  after  the  merger,  we  are 
all  free  to  play  stickball,  free  not  only 
to  meet  boys  and  men  on  School  and 
Main  Street,  but  also  to  rediscover 
the  wonderful  things  that  happen  on 
the  sidewalk. 


Susan  Lloyd  is  instructor  in  music  and 
history  on  the  Marguerite  Capen  Hear- 
sey  Instructorship,  author  of  a  history  of 
Abbot,  and  the  mother  of  three  PA  grad- 
uates: Benjamin  77,  Seth  78,  and 
Thomas  79. 


9 


Thank  you,  Mr.  Basford,  for  saving  my  sanity 


by  Dennis  Holahan  '61 

Author  Holahan  sent  Emory  Basford  a 
copy  of  this  tribute  several  months  before 
Basford' s  death  on  1  March  1989.  He 
read  this  piece  at  the  27  May  memorial 
service  in  Cochran  Chapel.  This  tribute 
is  but  one  of  many  offered  by  students 
and  faculty  privileged  to  learn  from  this 
extraordinary  teacher.  Please  see  Bill 
Brown's  eulogy  for  Emory  on  p.  24  Ed. 

Guam  is  a  long  way  from  Andover — 
geographically,  intellectually,  and 
culturally.  I  was  sent  to  this  small  is- 
land in  the  Marianas  in  the  far  Pacif- 
ic in  1966  by  the  United  States  Navy. 
Vietnam  is  even  farther  from  Ando- 
ver, and  that's  where  I  spent  the  next 
two  and  a  half  years  of  my  life.  I  was 
in  Guam,  between  tours  of  duty, 
when  I  received  a  letter  from  Emory 
Basford  in  January  1969  that  saved 
my  sanity. 

Emory  Basford  was  head  of  the 
English  Department  when  I  was  at 
Andover  (1957-61),  and  he  was  my 
English  teacher  senior  year.  We  stud- 
ied American  literature,  concentrating 
on  what  Emory  called  "the  two  great 
flowerings":  Transcendentalism  and 
the  great  romantic  novelists  of  the 
nineteenth  century  (Hawthorne, 


"Here  am  I,  past  seventy,  and  still  teaching!  There  ought  to  be  a  law  agin'  it.  There  is, 
in  fact,  but  I  have  circumvented  it." 


Emerson,  Thoreau,  Whitman,  Mel- 
ville), and  the  new  American  fiction 
of  the  1920s  (Dos  Passos,  Faulkner, 
Hemingway,  Fitzgerald,  Lewis).  Stan- 
dard fare,  you  may  say,  for  an  Ameri- 
can lit.  class,  but  with  Emory  it  was 
something  more.  Emory  was  a  tran- 
scendentalism and  his  life  was  an  ex- 
tension, a  logical  demonstration,  of 
the  great  writers  we  were  studying. 
We  were  all  invited  to  tea  every  Sun- 
day afternoon  to  his  house  on  Holt 


Road.  In  his  den,  with  a  fire  going, 
Lapsang-Souchong  being  poured, 
surrounded  by  the  books  and  paint- 
ings and  furniture  of  the  American 
past,  the  subjects  we  were  studying 
came  to  life,  became  tangible.  We  en- 
tered into  that  life,  and  the  ideas  we 
were  studying,  somewhat  academic 
in  the  classroom,  became  personal- 
ized. Each  of  us,  in  his  way,  decided 
he  would  not  lead  a  life  of  "quiet  des- 
peration," that  he  would  practice  the 


10 


craft  of  self-reliance,  and  that  it  was 
possible  to  be  a  rugged,  romantic  in- 
dividualist in  the  face  of  overwhelm- 
ing conformity.  Like  Ahab  in  Moby 
Dick,  we  came  away  from  those  Sun- 
day afternoons  believing  that  the  evil 
in  the  world  was  identifiable  and 
could  be  tracked  down  and  wiped 
out.  Even  if  Ahab  had  lost  his  battle 
with  the  white  whale,  we  all  realized 
that  there  was  something  demonical- 
ly heroic  in  his  attempts  to  defeat  it. 

Emory  invited  us  into  this  life,  this 
world  of  great  potentiality.  He  stood 
at  the  open  door,  beckoning,  with  a 
twinkle  in  his  eye,  as  if  to  say,  "Yes, 
you  can  create  your  own  life  accord- 
ing to  these  principles,  and  you  can 
have  fun  doing  it."  In  some  ways,  my 
entire  life  since  then  has  been  a  series 
of  adjustments  to  certain  realitites  that 
do  not  fit  into  that  original  scheme. 

Four  years  at  Yale  were  recreation- 
al and  anti-climactic,  and  then  it  was 
time  for  the  obligatory  military  ser- 
vice. The  year  was  1965,  and  domes- 
tic resistance  to  the  war  in  Vietnam 
was  sporadic.  The  United  States  was 
still,  in  the  minds  of  most  of  us,  the 
Great  Democracy,  defender  and  pro- 
tector of  personal  freedom  and  the 
dignity  of  the  individual — the  same 
values  revered  in  the  classrooms  of 
Andover.  Up  to  1965,  when  I  raised 
my  hand  and  swore  an  oath  to  de- 
fend my  country  and  its  Constitution 
by  serving  as  an  officer  in  the  United 
States  Navy,  the  United  States  had 
been  engaged  in  only  two  kinds  of 
warfare:  wars  for  independence 
(1776, 1812,  and  the  Civil  War,  per- 
ceived to  this  day  by  Yankees  as  a 
war  for  emancipation  of  the  black 
race),  and  wars  of  defense  against  to- 
talitarian aggression  (World  Wars  I 
and  II,  Korea).  We  had  never  lost,  we 
had  never  been  the  aggressor,  and  we 
had  always  had  God,  truth,  and  jus- 
tice on  our  side. 

During  four  years  at  Andover,  I 
walked  daily  past  monuments  and 
memorials  to  those  alumni  who  had 
given  their  lives  in  World  Wars  I  and 
II  in  service  of  their  country.  There 
was  an  absolute  historical  consistency 


Nothing  in  my  education 
had  prepared  me  for  this 
awful  moment.  We  were 

prepared  to  die;  we  were  not 
prepared  to  be  wrong. 


in  this.  The  school  and  the  Republic 
were  founded  in  the  same  decade, 
rooted  in  the  same  principles  of  de- 
mocracy and  humanitarian  values, 
and  defending  the  Republic  was  a 
necessary  concomitant,  an  unavoida- 
ble obligation  resulting  from  those 
cherished  freedoms.  It  was  just  anoth- 
er chapter  in  the  search  for  the  white 
whale.  This  was  the  personal  and  ide- 
ological mind  set  of  many  of  us  as  we 
arrived  in  Vietnam  in  the  late  '60s. 
Imagine  our  surprise. 

Betrayal  is  too  specific  a  word  for 


the  sense  of  confusion  and  loss  of 
purpose  which  slowly  crept  through 
the  hearts  and  minds  of  thousands  of 
servicemen  in  Vietnam.  The  enemy 
was  invisible,  sometimes  materializ- 
ing in  the  form  of  women  and  chil- 
dren, then  dissolving  again,  like 
some  chimera,  into  the  depths  of  our 
minds.  What  was  visible  and  specific 
was  the  growing  anti-war  movement 
at  home.  I  remember  picking  up  a 
Time  magazine  in  Danang  with  a  pic- 
ture on  the  cover  of  Americans 
storming  the  Pentagon.  My  sister 
was  one  of  them.  I  remember  the 
scene  in  Danang  Harbor  during  the 
Tet  offensive,  when  thousands  of 
men,  women  and  children,  babies 
were  fleeing  the  death  and  destruc- 
tion that  were  sweeping  their  coun- 
try. It  was  a  horrible  moment  of  clar- 
ity for  me.  Something  had  gone 
terribly  wrong.  There  had  been  a 
mistake.  We  were  not  helping  these 
people.  We  were  an  occupational 
force,  escalating  the  war  in  their 
country  to  astounding  proportions. 


1  1 


Betrayal  is  too  specific  a  word  for  the  sense  of  confusion  and  loss  of  purpose  which 
slowly  crept  through  the  hearts  and  minds  of  thousands  of  servicemen  in  Vietnam. 


We  were  not  liberating  them,  as  Lin- 
coln had  liberated  the  slaves;  we 
were  not  defending  them  against  to- 
talitarianism and  aggression,  as  with 
the  Nazis  and  the  Japanese  in  World 
War  II;  we  were  destroying  them 
and  their  country.  And  the  people  at 
home  knew  it.  Nothing  in  my  educa- 
tion had  prepared  me  for  this  awful 
moment.  We  were  prepared  to  die; 
we  were  not  prepared  to  be  wrong. 


I  wrote  a  long  letter  to  my  parents 
about  my  confusion.  No  response. 
By  this  time  they  were  no  longer 
proud  to  have  a  son  in  the  Navy.  But 
I  can't  blame  them.  The  cataclysmic 
events  of  1968,  both  in  Vietnam  and 
at  home,  tore  the  country  apart,  di- 
vided it  into  ugly  factionalism.  The 
United  States  was  fallible.  And  more. 
We  had  become  the  aggressor.  We 
had  become  the  enemy.  All  of  the  pa- 


triotic, militaristic  posturing  of  Ram- 
bo  and  the  Reagan  years,  designed 
to  restore  our  confidence  in  the  Re- 
public and  its  principles,  cannot 
change  that  awful  truth. 

L  like  many  others,  did  not  know 
how  to  come  home,  geographically 
or  spiritually.  The  sense  of  shame 
and  betrayal  was  debilitating.  I 
thought  that  teaching  for  a  year  at 
Andover  might  be  a  healing  thing  to 
do,  and  I  wrote  to  Emory  about  this 
and  received  a  letter  from  him  a  few 
months  before  I  was  due  to  come 
back  to  the  United  States.  Twenty 
years  later  I  found  the  letter  while 
moving  from  house  to  house  in  Cali- 
fornia. It  has  stayed  with  me  all 
these  years,  hidden  away,  safe.  He 
wrote  it  from  Rome,  where  he  was 
teaching  English,  having  retired 
from  Andover.  The  letter  is  filled 
with  warmth,  describing  his  life  in 
Rome,  and  congratulations  to  me  for 
having  produced  a  "male  heir"  (my 
son  Nicholas  was  born  on  Guam), 
and  anticipation  at  having  me  back 
at  Andover,  where  he  would  return 
and  where  he  said  he  would  "need 
cheerful  and  lively  former  students 
like  yourself"  to  help  him  pass  the 
time.  He  hoped  we  could  have  a  re- 
union in  his  house  on  Holt  Road 
soon.  It  was  exactly  what  I  needed 
at  exactly  the  right  time.  It  was  the 
only  "welcome  home"  I  was  to  re- 
ceive for  years. 

Emory  Basford's  letter  in  January 
of  1969  reminded  me  that  there  was 
a  sane  place  to  come  home  to,  and 
asked  me  to  come  back  where  I  was 
needed.  There  would  be  tea  in  front 
of  the  fire  on  Holt  Road,  and  some- 
how we  would  be  able  to  find  the 
answers  to  this  dilemma  and  relo- 
cate the  territory  in  our  minds  where 
we  could  call  ourselves  humanists. 
That  was  all  I  needed  in  January 
1969,  and  it  was  everything.  □ 


Dennis  Holahan  '61  served  in  Vietnam 
1966-69,  and  graduated  from  the 
Hastings  College  of  Law  in  1973.  After 
practicing  law  from  1973-78,  Holahan 
became  an  actor.  His  many  film  and  tele- 
vision credits  include  that  of  jerry  tin- 
Banker  opposite  Al  Pacino  in  Scarface. 
Holahan  currently  lives  in  Los  Angeles. 


12 


ALL  FOR  ANDOVER!  Peter  and  Jean  McKee 


by  Jack  Richards 

SCENE:  A  men's  locker  room,  fol- 
lowing a  highly  competitive  men's 
tennis  match.  One  of  the  foursome  is 
very  deliberately  packing  his  tennis 
gear  into  a  bag.  The  perspiration- 
soaked  tennis  clothes  reflect  the  en- 
ergy and  effort  of  their  owner.  As 
the  clothes  are  being  packed,  the  oth- 
er players  are  treated  to  a  mini- 
lecture  on  the  pertinent  laws  of 
physics  which  determine  the  order 
of  packing  to  maximize  the  rate  of 
evaporation  of  accumulated  mois- 
ture and  enhance  the  drying  process. 

This  scene  epitomizes  a  man  who 
has  served  Phillips  Academy  for 
over  forty  years  and  who  will  cap 
this  extraordinary  career  at  the  end 
of  the  summer  as  acting  headmaster. 
For  Peter  McKee — scholar,  athlete, 
thespian,  gardener,  teacher  extraor- 
dinaire, patriot,  and  devoted  family 
man — the  world  of  physics  has  been 
a  lifetime  love  affair.  For  Peter,  how- 
ever, that  world  is  not  confined  to 
textbooks  and  the  classroom;  the 
world  of  Galileo,  Newton,  and  Bohr 
is  the  world  in  which  he  and  we  live: 
the  world  of  light,  the  world  of  mo- 
tion, the  world  of  magnetic  fields, 
the  world  of  evaporation. 

During  these  four  decades,  Peter 
has  served  Phillips  Academy  in  al- 
most every  way  possible:  teacher  of 
physics  and  chemistry,  chairman  of 
the  Physics  Department  and  Science 
Division,  house  counselor,  coach  of 
football,  skiing,  and  various  other 
sports,  dean  of  students,  dean  of  fa- 
culty, associate  headmaster,  member 
of  twenty-seven  academy  commit- 
tees. But  these  formal  roles  don't  tell 
the  McKee  story  sufficiently.  One  has 
to  follow  Peter  around  and  observe 
him  in  action  (a  difficult  task,  since  he 
is  rarely  at  rest).  The  following  is  a 
typical  example: 

SCENE:  Six  a.m.  on  commence- 


ment  morning.  Arriving  on  his 
moped,  the  associate  headmaster, 
also  chairman  of  the  commencement 
committee,  is  helping  the  grounds 
crew  set  up  chairs  for  the  morning's 
event,  having  used  his  understand- 
ing of  meteorology  to  decide  that, 
despite  threatening  clouds,  the  cere- 
mony will  be  held  outdoors.  This 
early  start  to  Peter's  day  follows  a 
late  evening  playing  gracious  host  to 
parents  of  graduating  seniors. 

For  all  of  the  man's  talents,  this 
has  not  been  a  solo,  but  rather  a  team 
effort.  This  team  was  initially  formed 
in  Middlebury,  Vermont,  where 
Peter — with  a  sterling  record  as  a  fif- 
ty-mission B-24  pilot  in  Europe  un- 
der his  belt — met  fellow  undergrad- 
uate Jean  Crawford.  Newly  married, 
Peter  and  Jean  arrived  on  Andover 
Hill  in  September  1947  to  begin  work 
under  Claude  Fuess,  the  first  of  four 
headmasters  to  be  the  beneficiary  of 
their  consummate  loyalty  and  devot- 
ed service.  Peter  originally  majored 
in  French  (a  language  he  still  inflicts 
on  friends  and  acquaintances  from 
time  to  time),  then  English,  but  fol- 
lowing his  Air  Corps  experience,  he 
switched  to  physics,  and  it  was  as  a 
physics  teacher  that  he  was  hired  by 
Fuess.  Ironically,  he  arrived  on  And- 
over Hill  expecting  to  stay  no  more 
than  two  years. 

Peter  has  involved  himself  in  eve- 
ry facet  of  campus  life,  from  hiring  a 
new  science  teacher  to  determining 
requirements  of  the  forthcoming 
George  Washington  Hall  renovation; 
from  disciplining  a  student  in  the  ab- 
sence of  the  headmaster  to  making 
faculty  workload  more  equitable; 
from  arranging  a  conference  with 
Exeter  administrators  to  planning  a 
trip  to  address  PA  alumni  in  Denver. 
One  would  expect  that,  with  so 
many  varied  challenges,  Peter  might 
not  be  able  to  maintain  his  excellence 
as  a  classroom  teacher,  but  the  annu- 
al rave  reviews  from  his  students  at- 
test that  among  his  many  talents, 
teaching  is  supreme.  As  a  student  re- 
ported in  The  Phillipian,  "One  time 
he  put  his  hands  on  a  desk  and 
climbed  up  the  wall  with  his  feet  un- 
til he  was  almost  upside  down  to  il- 
lustrate something  to  us."  It's  no 
wonder  that  his  students  remember 


Peter  so  well,  and  so  fondly. 

During  their  long  career  at  Ando- 
ver, Jean  has  fulfilled  with  extraordi- 
nary grace  the  role  assigned  to  a  fa- 
culty wife  (without  pay,  of  couse): 
hostess,  mother  in  loco  parentis,  main- 
stay of  the  Ladies  Benevolent  Socie- 
ty, leader  of  campus  beautification 
efforts,  supporter  of  all  her  hus- 
band's campus  roles.  Morehead 
House,  the  McKees'  home  for  the 
last  twenty  years,  has  been  the  scene 
of  countless  functions  for  students, 
faculty,  trustees,  and  alumni/ae.  The 


During  these  four  decades, 

Peter  has  served  Phillips 
Academy  in  almost  every  way 
possible:  teacher  of  physics  and 

chemistry,  chairman  of  the 
Physics  Department  and  Science 
Division,  house  counselor,  coach 
of  football,  skiing,  and  various 
other  sports,  dean  of  students, 
dean  of  faculty,  associate 
headmaster,  member  of 
twenty-seven  academy 
committees . 


elegance  of  these  functions  and  of 
the  surroundings  reflect  Jean's  good 
taste,  her  love  of  beauty,  and  her  at- 
tention to  detail. 

As  the  position  of  women  has 
changed  over  the  years,  so  Jean,  while 
maintaining  most  of  her  former  roles, 
has  assumed  additional  ones:  admis- 
sion coordinator,  director  of  admis- 
sion for  the  Summer  Session,  day  stu- 
dent counselor,  tennis  coach.  But,  as 
in  her  husband's  case,  these  formal 
roles  don't  tell  the  whole  story.  One 
needs  only  to  watch  Jean  putting  new 


geraniums  in  the  planters  in  front  of 
George  Washington  Hall,  welcoming 
a  group  of  prospective  minority  stu- 
dents and  their  parents  from  New 
York  City's  Oliver  Program  (of  which 
she's  a  trustee),  roasting  yet  another 
chicken  or  baking  yet  another  pie  for 
an  ailing  friend. 

The  McKees'  dedication  to  PA  has 
not  prevented  them  from  involve- 
ment beyond  the  campus.  The  son  of 
a  clergyman,  Peter  has  been  a  vestry- 
man of  Christ  Church,  Andover.  He 
has  also  been  a  trustee  and  chairman 
of  the  board  of  the  Pike  School  in 
Andover,  and  continues  his  trustee- 
ship of  the  Hurricane  Island  (Maine) 
Outward  Bound  School. 

Peter  and  Jean  are  as  active  and  en- 
ergetic now  as  they  were  when  I  first 
came  to  know  them,  thirty  years  ago. 
Their  secret  is  their  ability  to  com- 
bine business  with  pleasure.  They 
work  hard,  and  they  play  hard.  Their 
joie  de  vivre  is  always  apparent,  but 
never  more  than  at  their  retreat  on 
Lake  Sunapee,  New  Hampshire,  or 
on  their  favorite  island,  Bermuda,  or 
when  they're  skiing  with  their  chil- 
dren and  grandchildren  in  the  Rock- 
ies. Despite  Peter's  aging  knees,  they 
remain  almost  invincible  on  a  tennis 
or  paddle  tennis  court,  they  ski  faster 
than  most  of  us,  and  have  recently 
returned  to  golf  with  a  vengeance. 
On  the  wall  of  their  Sunapee  home  is 
a  handsome  framed  plaque  com- 
memorating Peter's  "hole-in-one" 
last  July. 

Though  schools  like  Andover  bene- 
fit from  a  constant  influx  of  new 
blood  on  their  faculties,  they  also  de- 
pend upon  the  experience,  accumulat- 
ed wisdom,  and  loyalty  of  those  indi- 
viduals who  enjoy  working  with 
young  people  in  a  variety  of  contexts, 
who  possess  the  instincts  and  talents 
to  do  so  successfully,  and  who  choose 
to  make  a  career  of  it.  Such  are  Peter 
and  Jean  McKee,  who  for  four  dec- 
ades have  served  as  a  model  boarding 
school  team,  to  the  great  good  fortune 
of  Phillips  Academy,  their  colleagues, 
and  their  students.  □ 

Jack  Richards,  instructor  in  history  and 
the  social  sciences  on  the  Alfred  Law- 
rence Ripley  Foundation,  has,  himself, 
filled  many  roles  at  Andover. 


14 


Alumni  Council  Weekend:  College  Counseling 


by  Walter  Moroney  '72 

About  seventeen  years  ago,  I  got  into 
college.  It  was  a  pretty  simple  pro- 
cess: I  walked  into  Bob  Hulburd's  of- 
fice armed  with  a  list  of  colleges  I 
knew  by  name.  I  thought  Amherst 
sounded  pretty  good — not  because  I 
knew  anything  about  it,  but  because 
my  friend,  Rick  McKallagat,  had 
gone  there  one  weekend,  gotten 
drunk  and  danced  with  college  girls. 
In  the  end,  I  went  there  (Rick  didn't), 
almost  died  of  loneliness  as  a  fresh- 
man, then  had  a  decent  time.  Got  a 
good  education  in  the  things  that  in- 
terested me  when  I  was  twenty. 

But  I  still  remember  the  funda- 
mental emotions  attendant  on  the 
process  of  picking  (and  being  picked 
by)  a  college:  utter  confusion;  fear  of 
making  the  wrong  choice;  and  a 
scared  adolescent  certainty  that  Mr. 
Hulburd  was  God — that,  like  some 
WASP  Buddha,  he  knew  everything, 
was  a  close,  personal  friend  of  every 
admissions  officer  who  mattered, 
and  that  (if  he  liked  me)  I  was  only  a 
phone  call  away  from  the  perfect 
placement,  the  future  of  my  choice. 

Seventeen  years  later,  I  ended  up 
at  Andover  for  Alumni  Council 
weekend.  The  topic  was  college 
counseling.  There  were  panel  discus- 
sions, meetings  with  students,  and 
group  discussions  which  all  coa- 
lesced by  Sunday  morning  into  an 
odd,  not  wholly  comfortable  nostal- 
gia: a  sense  that  however  much 
things  may  have  changed  in  the  col- 
lege selection  process  at  Andover, 
some  portions  of  the  process — 
including  a  measure  of  pain — 


Marion  Finbury  sets  things  straight. 


remain  eerily  the  same. 

And  the  process  has  changed.  In  a 
series  of  excellent  presentations  by 
Carl  Bewig  and  his  staff  at  the  coun- 
seling office,  by  college  counselors 
from  Exeter,  Northfield-Mount  Her- 
mon,  Newton  South  High  School, 
and  John  Burroughs  School  in  St. 
Louis,  and  by  deans  of  admission 
from  Yale,  Bowdoin,  Duke,  and  the 
University  of  Vermont,  we  learned 
that  the  Andover  student  of  the  late 
1980s  faces  a  more  bewildering  and 
harsher  college  admissions  environ- 


ment than  most  of  us  did.  The  demo- 
graphic of  the  country  has  changed; 
so  has  our  national  conscience.  The 
universe  of  college  applicants  has 
grown  by  gender  and  color.  Finan- 
cial aid  and  college  loans  make  high- 
er education  available  across  a 
broader  economic  range  than  was 
the  case  a  generation  ago.  And  col- 
leges now  aggressively  market  them- 
selves as  hedges  against  a  popula- 
tion downturn  in  the  next 
millennium. 

At  Andover,  these  things  are  not 


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so  deeply  felt  at  the  top  of  the  aca- 
demic class  or  by  the  star  athletes. 
Rather,  the  squeeze,  when  it  comes, 
is  in  the  middle:  it's  the  "great  kid" 
who,  for  whatever  reason,  hasn't  de- 
veloped into  an  adolescent  superstar 
at  seventeen;  she's  the  one  who's 
likely  to  get  short  shrift  in  the  admis- 
sions process  that  allots  just  twenty 
minutes  to  an  applicant's  folder.  At 


The  process  is  so 
frequently  judged  by  ultimately 

false  criteria — as  if  a  fat 
envelope  from  Harvard  were  the 
only  way  to  win. 


the  hot,  the  "prestige"  colleges,  And- 
over  may  no  longer  be  leverage 
enough. 

The  counseling  office  has  had  to 
adapt  to  this  new  reality  in  two 
ways.  First,  the  counselors — Marion 
Finbury,  Alice  Purington,  Joe  Wen- 
nik  '52,  Betsy  Schoenherr,  and  Direc- 
tor Carl  Bewig — have  had  to  develop 
near-encyclopedic  knowledge  of  in- 
stitutions ranging  far  beyond  the  Ivy 
League.  And  they've  had  to  become 
educators  as  well — teaching  students 
to  look  with  them  toward  colleges 


that  may  not  be  on  every  student's 
short  list,  and  searching  for  ways  to 
empower  kids  in  this  often  difficult 
process  with  a  sense  that  they  are 
themselves  in  charge  of  their  search 
for  a  place  which  genuinely  suits 
them,  which  will  be  a  good  place  for 
the  next  four  years. 

That's  a  tough  burden  to  place  on 
five  talented  and  well-intentioned 
people;  all  the  more  so  when  the  pro- 
cess is  so  frequently  judged  by  ulti- 
mately false  criteria — as  if  a  fat  enve- 
lope from  Harvard  (or  Amherst) 
were  the  only  way  to  win  this  partic- 
ular sweepstakes.  On  Saturday 
night,  my  student  group  included 
some  kids  for  whom  the  process  had 
evidently  worked.  Not  all  had  made 
their  first  choice  school,  but  several 
felt  content  with  their  ultimate  choic- 
es. A  few  were  angry  and  disap- 
pointed— venting  at  the  counseling 
office  for  a  perceived  failure  to  in- 
form, to  support,  to  pick  up  the 
phone  and,  godlike,  arrange  for 
them  a  safe  future  at  a  college  they 
knew  by  name. 

Yet  the  fact  that  some  kids — even 
among  the  disappointed — had  come 
out  of  the  process  understanding 


that  that  wasn't  so,  that  the  arrange- 
ment of  their  future  had  been  (and 
would  continue  to  be)  their  own  re- 
sponsibility, seems  to  me  to  show 
that  the  counseling  process  at  Ando- 
ver  is  working  in  the  way  an  Ando- 
ver  education  is  supposed  to  work: 
as  a  kind  of  moral  empowerment 
that  makes  the  simple  question  of 
where  you  got  into  college  almost 
beside  the  point. 

There  was  one  kid  in  the  group 
who  hadn't  gotten  in  anywhere.  Shot 
down  across  the  board.  So  he's  set 
himself  up  for  a  year's  program  at  a 
British  University.  I'd  say  he  got  a 
good  result— one  that  he  and  the  col- 
lege counseling  office  should  be 
proud  of. 


A  member  of  the  Alumni  Council  for 
three  years,  Walter  Moroney  72  is  an 
associate  with  the  Boston  law  firm  Good- 
win, Procter,  and  Hoar. 


L6 


Apri 


o  f  ji 


Andover  Development  Board  and  Trustees  Meetings 


The  trustees  and  the  Andover  Devel- 
opment Board  met  in  late  May.  Fol- 
lowing their  business  meetings,  the 
trustees  joined  with  the  development 
board  in  a  dinner  to  honor  retiring 
faculty  members  Lou  Hoitsma,  Phyl- 
lis Powell,  Jean  and  Peter  McKee, 
and  retiring  advisor  to  the  trustees 
Roger  Murray  '28.  The  McKees  were 
presented  with  a  teakwood  bench; 
Mr.  Murray  with  an  Andover  chair. 

The  trustees  approved  a  budget  of 
$29  million  for  1989-90  at  their  May 
meeting,  a  sum  which  will  permit  the 
academy  to  continue  its  emphases  on 
scholarship  funds,  faculty  salaries, 
and  plant  renewal.  About  40  percent 
of  our  students  will  receive  financial 
aid,  a  percentage  equalled  by  few 
colleges  or  secondary  schools.  Finan- 
cial aid  has  grown  from  $1  million  in 
1978  to  $4.6  million  for  '89-90,  reflect- 
ing in  great  measure  the  extraordi- 
nary efforts  of  the  Andover  Develop- 
ment Board  to  make  our  increasing 
diversity  possible.  This  year,  for  ex- 
ample, the  Endowment  for  Scholar- 
ships Committee,  chaired  by  Dick 
Goodyear  '59  and  John  Macomber 
'46,  raised  $1.3  million — surpassing 
its  $1  million  goal — a  sum  which  will 
support  seven  new  scholarships  av- 
eraging $9,200. 

Though  an  enviable  figure  which 
assures  diversity,  the  total  amount  of 
financial  aid  is  somewhat  daunting. 
To  reconsider  our  ability  to  achieve 
its  emphases,  the  trustees  have  asked 
the  Long  Range  Planning  Committee 
to  convene  at  least  once  this  summer. 

The  board  also  approved  the  fi- 
nance committee's  recommendation 
that  the  academy  avail  itself  of  tax- 
exempt  borrowing  previously  per- 
mitted only  to  hospitals  and  universi- 
ties in  the  Commonwealth  of  Massa- 
chusetts. We  will  borrow  $12  million 
to  be  spent  over  the  next  three  years 
and  be  repaid  over  thirty  years.  Of 
that  amount,  $2  million  will  be  re- 
turned to  the  endowment  to  replace 
funds  expended  on  rehabilitation 
projects  such  as  those  involving  Day 


Mel  Chopin  '36  leads  those  assembled  on  the 
Terrace  for  the  re-dedication  of  the  library. 


Hall  and  Draper  Cottage.  The  remain- 
ing $10  million  will  be  in  an  interest- 
bearing  bank  account  and  provide 
funds  for  the  rehabilitation  of  McKeen 
Hall,  George  Washington  Hall,  certain 
dormitories  in  the  West  Quad  and  the 
Main  Campus,  and  for  heating  and 
electrical  improvements.  Thanks  to 
the  leadership  of  Jack  Lemmon  '43 
and  Mel  Chapin  '36,  $5.7  million  has 
already  been  raised  towards  the  $11.85 
million  needed  for  the  George  Wash- 
ington Hall  project. 

The  board  also  granted  a  special  al- 
location of  $50,000  to  the  Admission 
Office  to  finance  partly  a  consortium 
of  schools  to  research  the  indepen- 
dent school  market  and  to  explore 
the  possibility  of  working  with  a  fi- 
nancial institution  such  as  a  bank  to 
enable  more  families  to  afford  an 
Andover  education.  For  instance,  . 
some  families  might  pay  in  advance 
all  costs  for  four  years  at  the  current 
cost  of  tuition.  Other  families  might 
prefer  to  spread  the  cost  of  an  Ando- 
ver education  over  a  ten  year  period, 
borrowing  from  a  financial  institu- 
tion at  a  below-market  rate. 

The  trustees  also  increased  the 
academy's  contribution  for  staff  re- 
tirement (TIAA/CREF)  and  for  medi- 
cal insurance  for  staff  families,  ap- 


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proved  plans  for  the  renovation  of 
McKeen  into  a  day  care  center  and 
offices  for  OAR,  and  gave  the  go- 
ahead  to  working  drawings  for  the 
GW  Hall  renovation. 

Trustees,  faculty,  students,  and 
guests  joined  with  the  Andover  De- 
velopment Board  to  rededicate  the 
Oliver  Wendell  Holmes  Library. 
That  development  project,  chaired 
by  Barbara  Corwin  Timken  '66  and 
David  M.  Underwood  '54,  has  been 
supported  with  close  to  $10.5  mil- 
lion by  alumni /ae,  parents,  founda- 
tions, corporations,  and  friends. 
Former  teaching  fellow  and  now 
director  of  New  York's  Pierpont 
Morgan  Library,  Charles  E.  Pierce, 
Jr.,  gave  the  main  address. 

At  the  ADB's  closing  session, 
Donna  Brace  Ogilvie  '30,  Bernard 
Ristuccia  (PA  parent  and  grand- 
parent), Mel  Chapin,  and  R.  L. 
"Tim"  Ireland  '38  spoke  of  their  af- 
fectionate committment  to  the 
academy.  Retiring  chair  of  the 
ADB  Tim  Ireland  was  praised  for 
his  leadership.  The  $7.3  million  in 
non-annual  giving  raised  this  year, 
the  fourth  of  a  five-year  plan, 
brings  the  total  raised  thus  far  to 
over  $36  million  toward  a  five-year 
goal  of  $40  million. 


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Campus  News 


Kenan  Grants 

The  Kenan  Grant  Committee  (Frank 
Eccles,  Phyllis  Powell,  Philip  Zaeder, 
and  four  outside  judges)  has  awarded 
funds  to  fourteen  faculty  to  support 
their  scholarly  and  creative  projects 
this  summer.  Two  members  of  the 
Art  Department  were  awarded 
grants:  Gordon  Bensley,  to  research 
priestly  civilizations  and  produce  vid- 
eo material  for  the  junior-year  ancient 
history  course,  and  Mary  McCarthy, 
to  produce  a  three-dimensional  Afri- 
can mask  book.  Four  colleagues  in 
the  English  Department  received 
grants:  Carole  Braverman  will  com- 
plete the  revision  of  her  play,  The  Yid- 
dish Trojan  Women;  Lynne  Kelly  will 
work  on  a  series  of  poems;  Thylias 
Moss  will  complete  a  manuscript  of 
prose  pieces;  Sheila  McGrory  will  re- 
search and  write  a  history  of  her 
great-grandmother;  and  Craig  Thorn 
will  work  on  a  series  of  short  stories. 
Four  instructors  in  history  were 
awarded  grants:  Tony  Rotondo,  to 
complete  a  history  of  manhood  and 
the  male  role;  John  Strudwick,  to 
complete  research  for  an  article  on 
the  inequalities  in  public  education  fi- 
nancing; Susan  Lloyd,  to  continue 
work  on  the  role  of  women  in  the 
Kansas  Populist  movement;  and  Tom 
Lyons,  together  with  instructor  in 
English  Peter  Gilbert,  to  edit  materi- 
als for  a  high  school  text  book  of  Su- 
preme Court  decisions.  Katherine 
Henderson  of  the  Physical  Education 
Department  will  take  part  in  the  in- 
ternational lacrosse  festival  in  Prague, 
Czechoslovakia,  and  instructor  in 
physics  Peter  Watt  will  carry  out  a 
theoretical  project  on  the  mechanical 
properties  of  rocks. 

Visiting  Speakers 

Richard  Rhodes,  1988  Pulitzer  Prize 
winner  for  The  Making  of  the  Atomic 
Bomb,  spoke  at  a  Friday  forum  on 
"The  Complementarity  of  the 
Bomb."  Father  of  Kate  '83,  Rhodes 
is  currently  an  independent  writer,  a 
fellow  in  the  Defense  and  Arms  Con- 
trol Program  at  MIT,  and  in  the  Rus- 


sian Research  Center  at  Harvard. 

Dr.  Hanna  Gray,  president  of  the 
University  of  Chicago,  delivered  the 
Stearns  Lecture:  "The  Relationship  of 
an  Urban  University  to  its  Environ- 
ment." Political  activist  and  author, 
the  Reverend  Daniel  Berrigan,  S.J., 
spoke,  as  did  literary  critic  Helen 
Vendler  of  Harvard,  former  writer- 
in-residence  Margaret  Gibson,  pro- 
vost and  professor  of  linguistics  at 
Kalamazoo  College,  Timothy  Light, 
and  Fuess  Award  winner  Robert  Ma- 
cauley,  founder  of  "AmeriCares,"  a 
relief  agency  (see  pg.  4  ).  Norman 
Mailer,  (PA  parent,  Michael  '83  and 
Maggie  '89)  delivered  the  main  ad- 
dress at  the  senior-faculty  banquet. 

The  Lively  Arts 

Conductor  and  director  William 
Thomas  led  eighty-eight  musicians 
from  PA's  Cantata  and  Orchestra  on 
a  triumphant  tour  of  Italy  during 
spring  vacation.  The  Passion  Accord- 
ing to  St.  John  drew  overflow  crowds 
in  Rome,  Amelia,  Venice,  Vecenza, 
Castlefranco,  and  Siena.  Allen 
Combs,  music  department,  was  the 
Evangelist;  PA  parent  Santo  Catau- 
della,  Jesus;  and  Jay  Rogers,  history 
department,  Pilate. 

The  combined  choruses  of  Ando- 
ver  and  Exeter  opened  the  spring 
term  with  Handel's  Messiah,  Part  II. 
A  command  performance  of  The  Pas- 
sion was  followed  by  performances 
by  Peniamerus  Winds  (a  guest 
woodwind  quintet),  an  organ  recital, 
spring  dance  concert,  numerous  sen- 
ior voice  and  music  recitals,  and  sev- 
eral appearances  (one  in  the  Isabella 
Stewart  Gardner  Museum  in  Boston) 
by  our  own  Essex  String  Quartet. 

Moliere's  The  Learned  Ladies,  di- 
rected by  Drama  Chairman  Kevin 
Heelan,  was  the  mainstage  produc- 
tion. Drama  lab  productions  includ- 
ed: Don  ]nan  in  Hell,  Shaw;  No  Exit, 
Sartre;  Absurd  Person  Singular,  Ayck- 
bourn;  A  Funny  Thing  Happened  on 
the  Way  to  the  Forum,  Shevelove,  Gel- 
bart, Sondheim;  and  The  Importance 
of  Being  Earnest,  Wilde.  Antigone, 


Anouilh,  was  performed  in  the 
dance  studio. 

Fourth  Exchange  with  Soviets 

For  the  second  time  during  1988-89, 
students  from  Andover  and  the  No- 
vosibirsk School  of  Math  and  Phys- 
ics exchanged  places.  The  five  So- 
viet day-students  lived  in  the  homes 
of  PA  students  who  had  been  on  the 
exchange  or  were  studying  Russian. 
Faculty  advisor  Sergei  Gorbenko 
spoke  for  us  all  when  he  stated, 
"You  [students]  will  decide  the  fu- 
ture of  the  two  countries.  . .  .because 
you  are  young  now  [at  a  time  when] 
it  is  easy  to  know,  be  friendly,  and 
understand  each  other.  You  will 
make  the  future  better  if  you  learn  to 
understand  now." 

Kudos 

Marie  Eguro  '90,  representing  Illi- 
nois, became  the  sixth  Miss  Teen  of 
America  and  the  youngest,  at  age 
sixteen,  to  assume  the  title.  An  hon- 
or roll  student,  Marie  "is  the  most 
impressive  pianistic  talent  at  PA 
since  Eugene  Indjic  '68,  a  third  place 
winner  of  the  International  Chopin 
Competition.  .  .  .She  is  well  on  her 
way  toward  developing  a  world- 
class  technique;  and  with  each  pass- 
ing day  her  artistic  personality — her 
soul — seems  more  awake,  more  vi- 
brant," according  to  instructor  in 
music  Peter  Warsaw. 

As  Miss  Teen,  Marie  is  youth 
spokesperson  for  the  national  "Just 
Sav  No  to  Drugs"  Foundation.  She 
earned  a  $10,000  scholarship  to  the 
college  of  her  choice  and  other  mis- 
cellaneous awards. 

Three-year  senior  Sarah  Davis, 
this  year's  recipient  of  the  Madam 
Sarah  Abbot  Award,  will  enroll  this 
fall  at  the  University  of  North  Caroli- 
na (Chapel  Hill)  as  a  John  M.  More- 
head  Scholar. 

Cadir  Lee  '89  was  named  a  Presi- 
dential Scholar,  one  of  141  graduat- 
ing high  school  seniors  to  receive  the 
highest  scholastic  honor  the  Presi- 


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dent  can  bestow. 

Several  students  have  achieved 
wide  acclaim  for  their  achievements 
in  German,  Russian,  mathematics 
and  Chinese.  Eleven  PA  German  lan- 
guage students  were  honored  at  an 
awards  assembly  at  Clark  University 
in  Worcester.  PA  Russian  department 
students  swept  the  1989  Russian  Lan- 
guage Olympiada,  capturing  twelve 
of  the  twenty-four  gold  medals.  Mi- 
chael Krysiak  '91  was  awarded  an 
all-expense-paid  trip  to  the  U.S.S.R. 
Twenty-three  members  of  the  math 
club  recently  competed  in  the  Massa- 
chusetts Olympiad  Math  Contest.  On 
the  second  round,  we  dominated  to  a 
degree  unheard  of,  finishing  first,  sec- 
ond, fourth,  eighth,  and  fifteenth  out 
of  one  hundred  contestants.  Tim  Ko- 
kesh  '91,  who  captured  first  place  in 
both  rounds  of  the  Olympiad,  also 
ranked  in  the  top  fifty  of  400,000  en- 
trants in  the  National  Math  Contest. 
The  Chinese  speech  team  swept  the 
New  England  High  School  Chinese 
Contest. 

Ebony  magazine  named  Associate 
Dean  of  Admission  Robert  Edwards 
one  of  America's  thirty-four  most  eli- 
gible bachelors  in  its  June  1989  issue. 
Edwards  qualified  on  the  basis  of  his 
educational  background,  present  job 
and  responsibilities,  and  hobbies. 


Though  he  mentioned  in  his  applica- 
tion that  he  particularly  valued  in 
women  "a  strong  religious  founda- 
tion and  strong  self-esteem,"  E bony 
quoted  him  as  "preferring  women 
with  long  legs  and  a  nice  smile." 

Conferences 

Led  by  co-sponsors  Elena  Michelson 
(Russian)  and  Francesca  Piana 
(Spanish),  the  International  Confer- 
ence on  Education  met  in  Kemper 
Auditorium  in  May  to  discuss  and 
compare  different  systems  of  educa- 
tion. A  morning  panel  was  com- 
prised of  five  representatives  from 
West  Germany,  Mexico,  The  People's 
Republic  of  China,  Syria  and  other 
Arab  countries,  and  the  Soviet  Un- 
ion. During  the  afternoon  panel, 
seven  PA  students  spoke  of  their  ex- 
periences in  six  different  countries. 

Later  in  May,  speakers  from  Eng- 
land and  Canada  addressed  teachers 
from  New  England  at  the  second 
Andover  Economics  Teachers  Con- 
ference, directed  by  John  Strudwick, 
instructor  in  economics  and  in  histo- 
ry, and  funded  by  O.J.  Anderson  '46 
and  others  in  his  class.  Dr.  David 
Whitehead,  University  of  London, 
was  among  the  speakers. 


Above  left:  Marie  Eguro  '90,  "most  im- 
pressive pianist  since  Eugene  Indjic  '68." 

Above  right:  Math  Olympiad  contestants 
frontiSharon  Tentarcfli,  Mike  Robinson, 
Eric  Tentarelli;  rear:  Chad  Barry,  Tim 
Kokesh,  Yury  Shmuylovich. 

Robert  Edwards  makes  Ebony's  top  34! 


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Spring  Sports 


Track  captain  Jud  Jacobs  '89  on  his  waif  to  becoming  the  800  meter  Interschols 
champion 


Andover's  varsity  teams,  strong 
across  the  board,  enjoyed  a  big  win- 
ning edge.  Crew  led  the  way.  The 
boys  were  undefeated  in  match  races 
(second  at  Interschols),  beginning 
with  their  first  victory  over  Kent 
since  1983.  The  girls'  first  two  boats 
won  at  Quinsigamond,  dominating 
the  interscholastic  competition  by 
wide  margins. 

The  boys'  first  boat  will  go  to  Hen- 
ley for  the  first  time  in  fifteen  years  to 
row  in  the  Thames  Cup  Race  (eights) 
and  Brittania  Cup  Race  (fours). 

On  the  "Blue  Monster,"  boys'  track 
had  their  most  successful  season  in 
years.  Finishing  7-2  in  dual  meets, 
they  were  crowned  the  New  England 
Interscholastic  Class  A  Champions 
on  the  Sorota  track.  (The  meet  saw 
the  use  of  the  Accutrack  electronic 
timing  equipment,  donated  by  PA 
track  alumni,  for  the  first  time  in  a 
championship.)  Led  by  captain  Jud- 
son  Jacobs  '89,  the  800  meters  cham- 


pion, PA  dominated  in  the  races. 

Derek  Martin  '89  won  both  of  the 
hurdles  races,  setting  a  new  school 
record  of  39.4  sees,  in  the  300  meters 
hurdles;  Tommy  Anderson  '89 
placed  right  behind  him  with  two 
second  places  in  those  events.  Tyrell 
Levine  '89  won  the  400  meters,  while 
Jared  Jackson  '90  placed  third  in  that 
race  and  the  200  meters.  Tony  Pitt- 
man  '90  picked  up  two  fourth  places 
in  the  100  and  200  meters.  The  Blue 
swept  both  relays,  the  spring  relay 
team  setting  a  new  championship 
record.  The  4  x  400  meters  relay  team 
earned  an  Andover-Exeter  meet 
record  the  following  weekend. 

Girls'  track  finished  6-3,  with 
strong  victories  over  Loomis-Chaffee 
and  Exeter,  and  second  place  at  the 
New  England  Championships.  Co- 
captains  Maria  Milkowski  '89  and 
Nancy  Abramson  '89  showed  the 
way.  Maria  won  the  discus  for  the 
third  straight  year,  and  Nancy  took 


second  place  in  a  photo  finish  in  the 
300  meters  hurdles,  breaking  her  own 
school  record  with  a  time  of  47.7  sees. 
The  next  week,  Maria  broke  the  And- 
over-Exeter meet  record  in  the  discus 
as  she  and  Nancy  once  more  led  their 
team  to  victor}'. 

Highlights  of  baseball's  9-8  season 
included  a  no-hitter  against  NMH  by 
Jim  Thornforde  '89,  a  second  place 
finish  to  Worcester  Academy  in  the 
Central  New  England  Champion- 
ships, and  two  victories  over  Exeter. 
John  McBride  '56  donated  a  new 
scoreboard  in  memory  of  Ted  Harri- 
son '38,  which  was  installed  to  pre- 
side over  the  16-2  shellacking  of  Ex- 
eter before  a  happy  group  of  alumni 
players  who  had  worked  off  their 
rust  that  morning. 

A  group  of  seniors  including  Ka- 
ryn  Rimas,  Jill  DiMaggio,  and  Laur- 
en Hatfield,  joined  by  Lisa  Mancke 
'90  led  softball  to  a  16-2  season.  The 
girls  won  the  AISGA  tournament 
and  held  their  own  against  top-flight 
high  school  competition.  John 
McBride  has  given  a  scoreboard  for 
softball,  as  well. 

Featuring  Chi-Wai  Lam  '90  and 
the  undefeated  doubles  team  of  Jake 
Garmey  '89  and  Jon  Karlen  '90,  the 
boys'  varsity  tennis  team  ran  away 
with  the  team  trophy  at  the  New 
England  Interschols.  Chi-Wai  won 
the  first  singles  championship  in  a 
three-set  thriller  on  clay.  Karlen  also 
went  undefeated  during  the  season 
playing  at  third  and  second  singles. 
This  9-1  club  should  be  even  strong- 
er next  year. 

Girls'  tennis  finished  7-3,  defeated 
Exeter  twice,  and  placed  third  in  the 
Interschols.  Cycling  showed  a  strong 
girls'  team,  led  by  Heather  Anderson 
'90  and  captain  Ariel  Anderson  '89. 
Girls'  lacrosse  had  a  7-7  campaign. 
Boys'  lacrosse,  led  by  Ail-American 
(and  North-South  goalie)  Keith  Fla- 
herty  '89,  humbled  Exeter  8-1  to  cap  a 
resurgent  season  and  finish  8-7.  The 
varsity  golf  team  record  was  an  im- 
pressive 13-5. 

What  a  spring! 

— Paul  Kalktleiii 


20 


Letters  to  the  Editor 


Alumni  Miscellany 


•»  On  Institutional  Myths 
I  wouldn't  have  wanted  Susan  M. 
Lloyd  "to  prostitute  herself  as  a  schol- 
ar." But  she  could  have  avoided  much 
subversive  burrowing  by  turning  to 
Philena  and  Phebe  McKeen's  A  Histo- 
ry of  Abbot  Academy  (1880).  The  signifi- 
cant role  of  Samuel  Jackson  ("He  was 
foremost  in  securing  its  Act  of  Incor- 
poration") is  outlined  on  pp.  13-14.  Of 
Sarah  Abbot  the  authors  state:  "Her 
life  was  secluded,  her  education  limit- 
ed, her  habits  more  than  frugal. . .  .But 
for  this  one  act  of  wise  liberality  she 
might  have  sunk  into  oblivion. . .  " 
(pp.  14-15).  Having  so  generously 
provided  its  endowment,  she  may,  by 
right,  be  considered  "founder."  The 
use  of  Sarah  Abbot's  name  (like  John 
Harvard's  and  E.  Cornell's)  reflects 
her  role  as  financial  benefactor. 

—  Otto  M.  Buerger  II  '57 

Thank  you  for  writing  with  your  endorse- 
ment of  volume  I  of  the  McKeens'  History 

of  Abbot  Academy  That  was,  as  you 

may  have  guessed,  the  first  book  I  read  in 
my  research  on  the  early  Abbot,  and  in- 
deed, it  was  very  useful. 

—  S.  Lloyd. 

•»  On  George  Bush 
In  his  recent  interview  with  the  Bulle- 
tin, George  Bush  repeated  his  inten- 
tion to  use  the  White  House  as  a  "bul- 
ly pulpit."  The  Teddy  Roosevelt 
allusion  perhaps  represents  Mr.  Bush's 
nostalgia  for  an  era  of  gunboat  diplo- 
macy and  cavalry  charges,  as  well  as 
an  effort  to  burnish  his  macho  image 
by  associating  himself  with  the  rough 
riding  TR.  I  suggest,  however,  that  Mr. 
Bush's  political  history  makes  it  inap- 
propriate for  him  to  be  speaking  from 
any  pulpit.  Was  Mr.  Bush  giving  us  a 
lesson  in  "the  real  business  of  living" 
when  he  ran  loyalty  checks  for  Rich- 
ard Nixon  (1973)?  Was  he  teaching  the 
value  of  kindness  and  gentleness 
when  he  gave  a  detailed  prescription 
for  winning  a  nuclear  war  (1980)  or 
publicly  congratulated  himself  for 
having  "kicked  a  little  ass"  in  his  de- 
bate with  Geraldine  Ferraro  (1984)? 
Was  educational  excellence  what  he 
had  in  mind  when  he  sponsored  the 


covert  racism  of  the  Willie  Horton  ads 
while  assiduously  avoiding  the  discus- 
sion of  any  real  issue  (1988)? 

In  twenty-four  years  of  teaching,  I 
have  learned  that  example  has  far 
more  clout  than  precept.  Mr.  Bush 
gives  us  many  noble  precepts,  but  his 
example  contradicts  most  of  them.  He 
will  not  be  remembered  as  the  "educa- 
tion president." 

—  David  M.  Smith  '61 

On  Bush-PA  ties 
In  regard  to  your  cover  story  of  the 
Andover  Bulletin  of  spring  1989, 1  must 
point  out  the  error  in  the  caption  of  the 
photo  of  the  Bush  family.  Marvin  Bush 
was  most  definitely  not  a  [graduating] 
member  of  the  Andover  class  of  1975. 

I  must  add  that  despite  my  deep  ap- 
preciation for  my  Andover  education 
and  my  enduring  friendships  with 
many  classmates  formed  during  my 
time  there,  I  am  uncomfortable  with 
any  attempt  to  link  the  qualities  nur- 
tured by  that  institution  with  those 
demonstrated  by  President  Bush.  For 
all  I  know  the  president  may  be  a  kind 
and  generous  human  being,  but  his 
record  on  civil  rights,  human  rights, 
and  his  present  attack  on  family  plan- 
ning and  a  woman's  right  to  choose  an 
abortion  run  contrary  to  all  the  values 
I  was  taught  at  Andover. 

—  Richard  G.  Hersh  75 

•*  In  Praise  of  Mr.  Poynter 
[In  your  Bush  interview  you  quote  the 
President  reminiscing  about]  "Dr. 
Pointer."  I  was  a  student  who  took  my 
share  of  torture  under  Mr.  Poynter. . . . 
Believe  me,  anyone  who  took  Latin  un- 
der Mr.  Poynter  can  never,  ever,  forget 
the  experience.  Often  he  had  you  in 
such  utter  terror  that  you  couldn't  pro- 
duce the  desired  response  even  had 
you  known  it.  On  the  other  hand,  he 
was  a  superb  teacher — when  he  taught 
you,  you  stayed  taught!  And  you  were 
grateful  to  him  forever  after. 

You  have  probably  heard  from  oth- 
ers on  this  subject,  but  I  felt  the  urge  to 
defend  the  identity  of  a  real  teacher 
who  brooked  no  bluffs.  □ 

—  Russell  W.  Richardson  '34 


Appointments 

Naomi  Mendel  Hitchcock,  formerly 
the  assistant  director  of  annual  giv- 
ing, has  succeeded  Connie  Weldon 
LeMaitre  AA  '53  as  director  of  annu- 
al giving.  Naomi  first  worked  as  di- 
rector of  annual  giving  at  Union  and 
later  was  the  director  of  the  annual 
fund  of  the  Harvard  Graduate 
School  of  Arts  and  Sciences. 

Russian  winter  arts  festival  tour 

Alumni /ae  and  parents  from  Ando- 
ver and  Exeter  will  savor  the  histori- 
cal, cultural,  and  artistic  richness  of 
Moscow  and  Leningrad  27  Decem- 
ber 1989-6  January  1990. 

Fr.  Richard  Gross,  S.J.,  Catholic 
chaplain  and  an  instructor  in  history 
and  in  religion  and  philosophy,  will 
shepherd  the  Andover  contingent. 

The  itinerary  and  travel  informa- 
tion and  cost  was  mailed  to  alumni/ 
ae  and  parents  in  June.  If  you  need 
more  information  about  this  unusual 
and  exciting  trip,  please  write  or  call 
Denis  R.  Tippo:  (508)  475-3567. 

OAR  on  the  road  in  the  fall 

Members  of  the  Office  of  Academy 
Resources  and  faculty  will  visit  Los 
Angeles,  San  Francisco,  Portland, 
Oregon,  and  Seattle,  Washington  in 
late  September;  Pittsburgh,  Cleve- 
land, Cincinnati,  and  Minneapolis  in 
November.  Mailings  with  details 
will  be  sent  to  alumni  and  friends  in 
these  areas. 

Andover  Leaders'  Weekend 

Andover  Leaders'  Weekend  will  be 
held  6-7  October.  Meetings  and 
workshops  are  planned  for  alumni 
admission  representatives,  class  secre- 
taries and  reunion  chairs,  class  agents, 
parent  fund  volunteers,  and  regional 
association  presidents.  An  announce- 
ment of  events  with  reservation  infor- 
mation will  be  mailed  in  late  August. 
For  further  information,  please  call 
Denis  R.  Tippo:  (508)475-3567.  □ 


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Regional  Associations 


Merrimack  Valley 

MVAA  collaborated  with  Fidelity 
House  of  Lawrence  and  the  Ladies 
Benevolent  Society  to  produce  the 
two-day  sixth  annual  Handsprings 
craft  show  in  April.  With  the  Addi- 
son Gallery  of  American  Art  it  spon- 
sored an  opening  in  May  featuring 
the  works  of  Natalie  Alper  and  pho- 
tographer Sal  Lopes.  In  mid-May,  the 
association  and  the  New  England 
group  met  for  dinner  and  attended 
Moliere's  Learned  Ladies  in  George 
Washington  Hall.  Later  in  the  month 
we  welcomed  new  day  students  at  a 
reception  in  Commons. 

— Alix  Driscoll 

Mid-Atlantic 

Almost  sixty  alums  gathered  on  6 
April  at  the  Penn  Faculty  Club  to  bid 
hello  and  farewell  to  Acting  Head- 
master Peter  McKee  and  Director  of 
Annual  Giving  Connie  LeMaitre  AA 
'53.  We  urge  other  organizations  in 
areas  where  universities  now  house 
young  alums  to  try  an  event  at  a 
campus  location.  Thanks  to  Djenan 
Khayatt  '85  for  all  her  help. 

On  17  April  Dave  Othmer  '59  host- 
ed a  PA  phonathon  at  WHYY  attend- 
ed by  Djenan  Khayatt,  Doug  Price  '81, 
and  Jennifer  Ellis  '81.  "Pete"  Stevens 
'44  headed  the  event  and  extends  his 
thanks  on  behalf  of  the  association  to 
Sandi  and  Joe  Mesics  '53  for  running 
the  evening. 


The  Phillipian 

The  Phillipian  is  the  uncensored 
newspaper  of  PA.  Student-run,  The 
Phillipian  is  published  once  a  week 
while  school  is  in  session. 
To  subscribe,  send  your  mailing 
address  and  a  check  for  $27.50 
payable  to  The  Phillipian  to:  Phillipian 
Subscriptions,  Phillips  Academy, 
Andover,  MA  01810. 


The  Mid-Atlantic  contingent  was 
well  represented  at  Andover's  Alum- 
ni Council  meeting  in  late  April.  Pe- 
ter Marvin  '63,  Biz  Birney  AA  '45, 
and  I  enjoyed  learning  about  hot  top- 
ics at  today's  PA. 

Look  forward  to  a  picnic  this  sum- 
mer to  welcome  newly-matriculating 
students.  Contact  me  or  Pete  Stevens, 
(215)  627-7100,  if  you  would  like  to 
work  on  the  executive  board  of  the  re- 
gional association. 

Because  I  moved  to  New  York  City 
this  spring,  someone  more  local  is 
needed  to  step  into  my  secretarial 
shoes.  Anyone  interested  should  noti- 
fy me  or  Pete  Stevens. 

— Jana  Susan  "J.S."  Paley  '81 
New  England 

Joe  Malone  '74,  who  ran  in  1988 
against  Senator  Ted  Kennedy,  spoke 
at  the  February  "Provocative  Phillipi- 
ans"  luncheon.  A  group  of  twenty  at- 
tended Mastergate,  a  satirical  comedy 
about  the  Iran/Contra  hearings.  In 
early  March,  William  Thomas  direct- 
ed the  Academy  Cantata  Choir  and 
Chamber  Orchestra  in  the  J.S.  Bach  St. 
John  Passion  at  the  First  and  Second 
Church  in  Boston.  Sybil  Smith  '61 
hosted  a  reception  following  the  con- 
cert for  students,  parents,  and  alumni. 

"Andover  Night  at  the  Pops,"  pre- 
ceded by  a  gourmet  picnic  on  the 
banks  of  the  Charles,  honored  Peter 
and  Jean  McKee.  Our  annual  meeting 
and  dinner  and  the  school  Moliere 
production  were  held  at  the  Under- 
wood Room  and  in  George  Washing- 
ton Hali  in  May.  At  the  meeting,  Di- 
nah Barlow  '57  welcomed  the  new 
directors  of  the  association:  Cindy  So- 
rensen  '63,  Todd  Fletcher  '87,  Betsie 
Redman  '75,  Richard  Welch  '45,  Lor- 
na  and  Howard  Elkus  (PA  parents 
James  '91  and  Jenny  '92),  and  Lee  Ap- 
gar  '78.  Giving  up  their  tenures  on  the 
board  are  Grace  Curley  '81,  David 
Kirk  '61,  Ricki  Stambaugh  '44,  and 
Joyce  Burnett  '81.  We  thank  them  all. 

Once  again  we  topped  the  300 
mark  for  1989  dues-paying  members. 
We  need  your  support  and  sugges- 
tions! Please  join  when  you  receive 
our  September  mailing . 

— Dinah  Hallowell  Barlow  '57 


Instructor  in  biology  Tom  Cone,  Sarah  Dix 
'86,  Tyke  Higdon  '88  gather  in  Nezv  Haven. 


New  York 

In  February  at  the  New  York  Athletic 
Club  the  AANY  celebrated  its  twenty- 
fifth  anniversary  and  paid  tribute  to 
Acting  Headmaster  Peter  Q.  McKee. 
The  Phillipian  complimented  master 
of  ceremonies  Dutch  Wolff  and  the 
evening's  dinner  speakers:  Jean 
McKee,  Diz  Bensley  '43,  Tim  Hogen 
'54,  Peter  Harpel  '53,  Gregg  Hamilton 
'71,  Bob  Semple  '54,  Maury  McKeon 
'54,  and  Tony  Beilenson  '50. 

The  Phillipian  also  photographed 
past  and  present  presidents  of  the  as- 
sociation: Nate  Cartmell  '42,  Jack 
Lynch  '46,  Russ  Thomes  '46,  Don 
Shapiro  '53,  Elizabeth  Bertin-Boussu 
'67,  and  Bill  Kaufmann  '53. 

The  dinner,  which  broke  a  ten  year 
record  for  attendance,  ended  with  a 
tour  de  force — a  souvenir  photo  al- 
bum of  the  evening's  highlights  pre- 
sented to  Peter  McKee  by  Bob  '54, 
Andrea  '83,  and  Linda  Feldman. 

Watch  for  our  1989-90  member- 
ship and  events  letter.  Or  join  now. 
For  information  please  call  Bill  Kauf- 
mann: (212)  686-4400. 

— F.  William  Kaufmann  III  '53 

Southern  California 

The  Andover/  Abbot  Association  of 
Southern  California  inaugurated  a 
new  administration  with  the  help  of 
120  alumni /ae,  parents,  and  friends 
gathered  at  the  Eli  Broad  Family 
Foundation's  art  gallery  in  Santa 
Monica  to  view  contemporary 
American  art  and  hear  remarks  by 


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ANDOVER/ ABBOT  REGIONAL  ASSOCIATIONS 


artist  Frank  Stella  '54.  Stella  spoke  to 
the  perspective  and  idiosyncratic 
tastes  of  collector  Eli  Broad  in  as- 
sembling the  collection  in  which 
Stella's  work  is  prominently  repre- 
sented and  answered  questions 
from  the  floor  regarding  his  mode 
of  composition  and  the  genesis  of 
his  work.  (A  new  series  of  his  work 
based  on  Melville's  Moby  Dick  opens 
at  the  LACMA  shortly.)  Charlie  Ki- 
vowitz  '59  proposed  this  event;  Dick 
Goodyear  '59,  Stephen  Bache  75, 
Nan  Roberts  '68,  the  Cathcart  broth- 
ers (Mike  and  Pat  '64  and  David 
'57),  and  Sarah  Keller  '84  were  in- 
strumental in  seeing  it  to  fruition. 

Please  let  us  know  what  other 
events  you  might  want  to  help  us 
mount  by  contacting  Stephen  Bache 
75:  (818)  792-8144,  or  Dick  Good- 
year '59:  (213)  680-8000. 

— Stephen  Bache  75 

West 

In  June  students  from  Northern  Cal- 
ifornia matriculating  in  fall  1989 
gathered  at  Vida  Dorroh's  '92  house 
to  meet  new  Andover  students.  Sev- 
eral current  students  and  alumni 
were  also  on  hand  to  enjoy  the  pizza 
and  fine  conversation.  Andover 
West  also  sponsored  the  second 
"Andover  Day  at  the  Giants." 

Northern  Californians  interested 
in  participating  in  Andover  West 
are  urged  to  call  Kvra  Maes  Kuhn 
79:  (415)  989-5656. 

— Sarah  R.  Moore  79 
—Kyra  Maes  Kuhn  79 

Join  Us! 

Regional  associations  comprise 
alumni /ae,  parents  of  current  and 
past  PA  students,  and  friends  of  the 
school  who  reside  in  certain  geo- 
graphical areas  of  the  country. 
There  are  now  fourteen  regional  as- 
sociations in  the  United  States. 

If  you  are  interested  in  becoming 
active  in  one  of  the  regional  associ- 
ations listed  below,  please  call  or 
write  its  president.  If  you  would 
like  to  start  a  new  association, 
please  contact  Denis  Tippo,  direc- 
tor of  alumni  and  parent  affairs: 
(508)  475-3567. 


Mid-Atlantic 

David  Othmer  '59 
4220  Spruce  Street 
Philadelphia,  PA  19104 
Tel:  215/3877824(H) 
215/351-2348  (B) 


Atlanta 

Timothy  S.  Perry  '65 
Alston  and  Bird 
35  Broad  Street 
1200  C&S  Nat'l  Bank  Bldg. 
Atlanta,  GA  30335 
Tel:  404/586-1642  (B) 
404/874-1163  (H) 


Denver 

William  Grant  '49 
Colorado  National  Bank 
P.O.  Box  5168  T.A. 
Denver,  CO  80217 
Tel:  303/893-1862  (B) 
303/321-1566  (H) 


Great  Lakes 

Noreen  A.  Markley  73 
783  Wooddale  Road 
Birmingham,  MI  48010 
Tel:  313/645-0536  (H) 


Illinois 

P.D.  Block  III '54 
1430  No.  Lake  Shore  Drive 
Chicago,  IL  60610 
Tel:  312/642-3457  (H) 
312/855-0665  (B) 


Merrimack  Valley 

Ann  C.  McKillop 
parent  and  co-president 
384  No.  Main  Street 
Andover,  MA  01810 
Tel:  508/475-7411  (H) 

Hannah  Thyresson 
parent  and  co-president 
9  Whispering  Pines 
Andover,  MA  01810 
Tel:  508/470-2239  (H) 


New  England 

Dinah  Halloxvell  Barlow  '57 
100  Allerton  Road 
Milton,  MA  02186 
Tel:  617/696-2081  (H) 
508/653-4312  (B) 


New  York 

Elizabeth  Bertin-Boussu  '67 
co-president 
1111  Park  Avenue 
New  York,  NY  10128 
Tel:  212/860-0126  (H) 
212/326-4787  (B) 
212/759-9700  (B) 


F.  William 

Kaufmann  III  '53 
President,  Kaufmann 

Advertising 
295  Madison  Avenue 
New  York,  NY  10017 
Tel:  212/876-0702  (H) 
212/686-4400  (B) 


Northern  California 

Kyra  Maes  Kuhn  79 
2697  Union  Street 
San  Francisco,  CA  94123 
Tel:  415/989-5656  (B) 
415/931-5188  (H) 


Southern  California 

Richard  Goodyear  '59 
co-president 
10772  Chalon  Road 
Los  Angeles,  CA  90077 
Tel:  213/471-1155  (H) 
213/680-8008  (B) 

Stephen  K.  Bache  75 

co-president 

705  So.  Oak  Knoll  Ave. 

Pasadena,  C A  91106-3809 

Tel:  818/792-8144  (H) 


Southern  Florida 

Betty  Hack,  parent 
4039  Ensenada  Avenue 
Coconut  Grove,  FL  33133 
Tel:  305/444-6886  (H) 


Upper  Mid-West 

Jane  R.  Ross,  parent 
4037  Heathcliff  Road 
Deephaven,MN  55391 
Tel:  612/475-3237  (H) 


Washington,  D.C. 

Alkemary  Leach  76 
1017  England  Drive 
Stafford,  V A  22554 
Tel:  703/659-9354  (H) 


Wisconsin 

Gary  A.  Ahrens  '66 
Michael,  Best  &  Friedrich 
250  East  Wisconsin  Ave. 
Milwaukee,  WI 53202 
Tel:  414/271-6560  (B) 
414/332-7717  (H) 


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DEATHS 


Emory  S.  Basford 

Emory  S.  Basford,  who  died  March  1  in  his 
ninety-first  year  at  Gaithersburg,  Maryland, 
came  to  teach  at  Phillips  Academy  in  1929 
and  retired  in  1964.  In  those  distinguished 
thirty-five  years  he  was  housemaster  in 
Paul  Revere  and  Bartlet;  advisor  to  the  Phil- 
lipian  and  the  Mirror;  wrote  a  definitive 
English  grammar,  English  Fundamentals;  ed- 
ited with  Claude  M.  Fuess  an  anthology  of 
school  literature,  Unseen  Harvests;  compiled 
the  Andover  Word  List  and  the  Andover  Punc- 
tuation Manual;  was  president  of  the  New- 
England  Association  of  Teachers  of  English; 
held  the  Ripley  Foundation  chair;  and  was 
chairman  of  the  English  Department. 

In  these  years  and  afterward  he  was 
above  all  a  schoolman  who,  as  few  before 
or  after  him,  deeply  affected  the  lives  of 
countless  students.  A  man  of  principle,  he 
communicated  to  them  a  love  of  literature, 
a  respect  for  the  language,  and  shared  with 
them  the  values  he  found  in  the  written 
word.  In  the  classroom  and  in  his  rooms  in 
Paul  Revere  and  Bartlet,  on  the  walking 
squad  for  wounded  athletes,  and  later  at  his 
house  on  Holt  Road,  he  was  a  presence  that 
brought  out  the  best  in  students  who 
sought  him  out  and  continued  to  seek  him 
out  after  graduation  by  correspondence  and 
by  returning  to  Holt  Road  to  touch  base. 

After  Andover  he  helped  to  found  St.  Ste- 
phen's School  in  Rome  and  taught  English 
there  for  five  years.  When  he  retired  to  As- 
bury  Village,  Gaithersburg,  in  1977,  he  gave 
poetry  classes  and  readings. 

A  memorial  service  was  held  in  Gaithers- 
burg on  11  March  and  a  service  was  held  in 
Cochran  Chapel  on  27  May. 

He  is  survived  by  a  sister,  Mabelle  B. 
Smith,  of  Towson,  Md.,  and  a  brother,  Car- 
roll, of  Bohannon,  Va. 

—  William  H.  Brown 


Martha  L.  McLean 

Martha  (Lamb)  McLean,  widow  of  Donald 
H.  McLean,  Jr.,  past  chairman  of  the  Phil- 
lips Academy  Board  of  Trustees  and  former 
president  of  the  Lahey  Clinic  Foundation, 
died  at  her  Andover  home  of  heart  failure 
on  24  March  1989.  She  was  72. 

An  accomplished  painter  of  natural  land- 
scapes and  portraits,  Mrs.  McLean  was  be- 
loved by  all  who  knew  her.  She  was  a  mem- 


ber of  the  Ladies  Committee  of  the  Boston 
Museum  of  Fine  Arts,  the  American  Garden 
Club,  the  Friends  of  the  Boston  Symphony 
Orchestra  and  the  Arts  Students  League  of 
New  York.  She  continued  her  affection  for 
and  her  involvement  and  interest  in  Phillips 
Academy  after  her  husband's  death. 

She  leaves  two  sons,  Donald  H.  3d  of  San 
Clemente,  Calif.,  and  John  A.  '66  of  Char- 
lotte, N.C.;  two  daughters,  Ruth  Lizotte  of 
Silverton  Ore.,  and  Barbara  O'Neil  of  Lin- 
coln, Mass.;  and  nine  grandchildren. 

A  memorial  service  was  held  in  Cochran 
Chapel  on  29  March. 


PHILLIPS 

1911     Warren  O.  Taylor,  Belmont,  MA;  4 
May  1989 

1913  Robert  S.  Cook,  Ft.  Lauderdale,  FL; 
21  February  1989 

Earl  W.  Sutherland,  Lynchburg, 
VA;  4  March  1989 

1914  Donald  Appleton,  Annisquam, 
MA;  21  March  1989 

1915  Robert  J.  Brinkerhoff,  Holyoke, 
MA;  17  May  1988 

1916  Laurence  W.  Beilenson,  Los  An- 
geles, CA;  27  June  1988 

1 91 7  Newell  C.  Smith,  Fairfield,  CT:  3 
July  1988 

1919  John  M.  Burge,  Prospect,  KY;  un- 
known 

1920  Allan  R.  Carmichael,  Woodbridge, 
CT;  15  April  1988 

Frank  H.  Riegel,  Leicester,  MA;  23 
March  1989 

1921  Robert  D.  Bright,  San  Francisco 
CA;  21  November  1988  (See  Class 
Notes) 

Charles  S.  Gage,  Hamden,  CT;  13 
February  1989  (See  Class  Notes) 
The  death  of  Charles  S.  Gage  ended  a  life- 
time of  service  to  Andover  by  a  graduate 
who  valued  the  institution  and  its  well- 
being  through  a  variety  of  generous  actions 
and  a  constancy  of  support  which  never 
wavered.  He  believed  in  the  academy  and 
its  people.  He  cherished  its  traditions 
While  the  school  properly  explored  new  ap- 
proaches and  new  ideas,  Charlie  Gage  al- 
ways made  sure  that  it  held  strongly  to  its 
roots  and  values.  He  was  a  conservator  of 
the  finest  sort. 

Two  aspects  of  his  service  to  Andover 
stand  out.  He  was  a  charter  trustee  of  the 
academy  from  1952  to  1976,  and  its  treasur- 
er from  1966  to  1976,  having  previously 
served  as  one  of  the  initial  three  alumni 
trustees.  He  also  served  as  class  agent  for 
his  class  of  1921  for  an  uninterrupted 
stretch  of  52  years  —  an  all-time  record. 

The  quality  and  style  of  his  Andover  ac- 
tivity is  well  represented  by  words  that 
were  spoken  when  he  retired  as  a  charter 
trustee  in  1976.  Commenting  on  his  exten- 
sive record  the  board  of  trustees  said  in 
part,  ".  .  .  this  might  better  be  addressed  by 
noting  the  central  issues  which  have 
emerged  during  these  years  and  which 


have  by  their  very  nature,  been  at  the  heart 
of  trustee  deliberations.  These  would  in- 
clude: the  future  of  societies;  diversity  of 
the  student  body;  the  turbulence  of  academ- 
ics circa  1970;  co-education;  budget  control; 
investment  policy;  and  again  —  the  selec- 
tion of  a  new  headmaster.  On  each  issue 
concerned  people  advocated  different  posi- 
tions, but  somewhere  near  the  heart  of  eve- 
ry issue  and  of  every  solution  there  lay  the 
steadying  presence  and  open-mindedness 
of  Charles  S.  Gage.  He  always  put  institu- 
tion ahead  of  self.  Perhaps  he  was  not  fully 
aware  of  this,  but  his  colleagues  most  cer- 
tainly were,  and  are.  He  has  always  shown 
his  own  personality.  Certain  traits  have  al- 
ways been  evident:  A  pipe  in  hand,  a  quiet 
smile,  a  bent  for  conservatism,  an  ever- 
present  respect  for  and  love  of  athletics,  an 
abiding  love  and  skill  for  fishing,  and  an  in- 
stinct to  be  present  and  to  support  manage- 
ment in  times  of  crisis." 

At  Andover  he  was  a  member  of  the  Stu- 
dent Council,  an  outstanding  sprinter  on 
the  track  team,  and  a  respected  leader  of  his 
class.  At  Yale  he  continued  his  fine  record 
including  captaincy  of  the  track  team,  and 
received  his  B.A.  in  1925. 

Following  Yale  his  business  career  in- 
volved service  as  a  vice-president  and  di- 
rector of  E.  R.  Squibb  &  Sons  Corp.,  and  lat- 
er of  Matheison  Chemical  Co.  In  1954  he 
returned  to  New  Haven  as  treasurer  of  Yale 
retiring  in  1965.  During  and  following  those 
years  at  Yale  he  played  an  active  role  in  all 
facets  of  the  university  and  served  the  larg- 
er New  Haven  community  as  director  or 
trustee  of  several  organizations  including 
the  presidency  of  the  Yale-New  Haven 
Medical  Center.  He  was  also  a  director  of 
several  business  corporations.  During  WW 
II  he  was  chief  of  the  Foreign  Missions 
Land  Lease  Administration  in  South  Africa 
and  Iceland  and  was  honored  with  the  rank 
of  Knight  Commander  of  the  Order  of  Fal- 
con of  Iceland. 

He  is  survived  by  his  wife,  Margaret 
Siegfried  Gage,  whose  interest  and  presence 
at  Andover  meetings  added  significantly  to 
the  worth  and  pleasure  of  those  occasions. 

—  Fred  A.  Stott  '36 

Charles  H.D.  Robbins,  Jr.,  New 

York,  NY;  7  December  1989  (See 
Class  Notes) 

1 922     Richard  D.  El  well,  Salisbury,  CT; 
unknown 

John  A.  Morrill,  Cambridge,  MA;  3 
May  1989 

Mr.  Morrill  was  president,  treasurer  and  di- 
rector of  three  companies:  North  Billerica 
Co.,  which  managed  the  Faulkner  Mills;  Til- 
ton  Co.  of  Boston,  a  purchasing  agency;  and 
Faulkner  Fabrics  of  New  York,  a  sales  agen- 
cy. He  died  of  cancer  in  Cambridge. 

Faulkner  Mills  in  North  Billerica,  estab- 
lished in  1811  and  bought  by  Mr.  Morrill  in 
1945,  wove  woolens  for  garments.  Mr.  Mor- 
rill sold  the  business  in  1987  to  a  company- 
he  believed  would  continue  to  operate  the 
mill,  but  the  new  owner  closed  it  more  than 
a  year  ago,  ending  its  status  as  the  oldest 
operating  woolen  mill  in  its  original  loca- 
tion in  the  country. 

He  was  a  past-director  of  Sabal  Palm 
Apts.  in  Miami,  Florida;  the  Tilton  Co.  of 


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Boston,  and  the  Bridgewater  Woolen  Co.  in 
Vermont,  and  he  was  a  member  of  the  Al- 
gonquin Club  in  Boston. 

Mr.  Morrill  leaves  a  number  of  cousins. 

Elwyn  G.  Preston,  Jr.,  Chestnut 
Hill,  MA;  1  February  1989 

Durston  Sanford,  Dewit,  NY;  Janu- 
ary 1989 

1923  Charles  L.  Bliss,  Framingham,  MA; 
22  March  1989 

Earl  W.  Merrill,  Amherst,  MA;  9 
February  1988 

1924  Charles  N.  Blunt;  Tryon,  NC;  26 
June  1988 

1925  Rev.  Hugh  D.  McCandless,  Ham- 
den,  CT;  15  January  1989  (See  Class 
Notes) 

1926  Frank  G.  Osborne,  Charlottesville, 
VA;  15  January  1988 

Francis  C.  Rogers,  Boston,  MA;  27 
February  1989  (See  Class  Notes) 

1927  Frederick  B.  Cooper,  Jr.,  Largo,  FL; 
1 1  March  1989  (See  Class  Notes) 

1929     James  W.  Bannon,  Advance,  NC;  1 
December  1988 

Robert  Parnall,  Deerfield  Beach, 
FL;  17  June  1988 

John  F.  Strauss,  Jr.,  New  York,  NY; 
3  March  1989  (See  Class  Notes) 

1931  John  H.  Batten,  Racine,  WI;  14  Feb- 
ruary 1989  (See  Class  Notes) 

Mr.  Batten,  the  former  chairman  of  the 
board  and  chief  executive  officer  of  Twin 
Disc  Inc.,  a  manufacturer  of  power  trans- 
mission equipment,  died  after  a  lengthy 
battle  with  cancer.  He  was  a  graduate  of 
Yale  in  1935  and  he  received  a  Certificate  in 
Mechanical  Engineering  from  the  Universi- 
ty of  Wisconsin  in  1949. 

He  served  on  the  board  of  directors  of 
the  National  Association  of  Manufacturers 
and  was  co-founder  of  Racine  Commercial 
Airport,  a  privately  owned  airport.  He  was 
past  trustee  of  the  African  Wildlife  Leader- 
ship Foundation  and  of  Rockford  (111.)  Col- 
lege, and  Dominican  College  of  Racine.  Mr. 
Batten's  interests  were  big  game  hunting, 
fishing,  flying,  and  gunsmithing. 

At  Phillips  Mr.  Batten  was  a  member  of 
the  Cum  Laude  Society;  he  won  the  Brig- 
ham  Prize  in  Ancient  History;  was  on  the 
varsity  track  team  and  the  Gaul  Boxing 
team.  He  was  a  past  admission  representa- 
tive and  was  a  member  of  the  Regional 
Committee  for  the  Alumni  Fund. 

Surviving  are  his  wife,  Katie;  two  sons, 
Michael  Batten,  PA  '59;  E.  Peter  Smith;  and 
a  daughter  Linda  Barrington. 

1932  Robert  Cooke,  Miami  Shores,  FL;  9 
May  1989  (See  Class  Notes) 

1 933  Warren  Babb,  Portland,  ME;  6  Sep- 
tember 1987  (See  Class  Notes) 

Lyndon  Crawford,  Arlington,  VA; 
18  January  1989  (See  Class  Notes) 

C.  Godfrey  G.  Day,  Falmouth,  MA; 
6  April  1989 

David  C.  Jenny,  Boca  Raton,  FL;  4 
April  1989  (See  Class  Notes) 

Allen  S.  Maestre;  Walnut  Creek,  CA; 
22  January  1989  (See  Class  Notes) 


1934  Robert  A.  Jones,  Kingston,  MA;  25 
March  1989 

1935  Frederick  W.  Toohey,  Greenwich, 
CT;  27  April  1989  (See  Class  Notes) 

Robert  L.  Weichel,  Stroudsburg, 
PA;  January  1988  (See  Class  Notes) 

1936  Richard  N.  Hawkes,  Great  Barring- 
ton,  MA;  8  January  1989  (See  Class 
Notes) 

1937  A.  Wright  Bigler,  Los  Angeles,  CA; 
27  January  1989  (See  Class  Notes) 

Charles  P.  Curtis,  Jr.,  M.D.,  Sanibel 
Island,  FL;  1  October  1988  (See 
Class  Notes) 

1938  George  M.  Flanagan,  Jr.,  M.D.,  Ni- 
antic,  CT;  17  February  1988  (See 
Class  Notes) 

Paul  Pattison,  Escondido,  CA;  31 
May  1989  (See  Class  Notes) 

1 940  Arthur  F.  Peterson,  Jr.,  Star  Lake, 
NY;  3  January  1989  (See  Class 
Notes) 

1941  George  R.  Cooper,  Slingerlands, 
NY;  27  February  1987  (See  Class 
Notes) 

Thomas  Payne,  Easton,  Maryland 
(See  Class  Notes) 

1942  Edward  Foord,  M.D.,  Burlington, 
NJ;  14  December  1988  (See  Class 
Notes) 

Donald  G.  Outerbridge,  Santa  Bar- 
bara, CA  (See  Class  Notes) 

Peter  C.  Welch,  Boston,  MA;  4 
April  1989  (See  Class  Notes) 

1 943  Charles  G.  Davis  III,  Naples,  FL;  22 
September  1987  (See  Class  Notes) 

1944  Eugene  A.  Bernardin,  Andover, 
MA;  12  February  1989  (See  Class 
Notes) 

Although  handicapped  by  a  childhood  bout 
with  polio,  Gene  Bernardin's  greatest  love 
was  athletics.  He  was  a  member  of  the 
swimming  team  his  last  year,  earning  a 
place  on  the  varsity  team.  He  was  elected 
manager  of  varsity  soccer  and  was  a  mem- 
ber of  the  crack  Rifle  Club  team.  Music  was 
his  other  great  love  at  PA  where  he  sang  in 
both  the  Glee  Club  and  choir. 

After  graduating  from  Bowdoin  College, 
he  returned  to  Andover  and  founded  the 
Bernardin  Insurance  and  Real  Estate  Agen- 
cy. He  was  very  active  in  the  business  until 
overcome  by  a  progressive  neurological  dis- 
ease, supranuclear  palsy. 

All  his  adult  life  Gene  devoted  a  great 
deal  of  time  to  civic  affairs.  He  served  on 
the  Andover  Board  of  Selectmen,  and  was 
its  chairman  when  the  town  changed  to  a 
town  manager  form  of  government.  He 
served  on  the  town  Republican  Committee, 
the  Visiting  Nurses  Association,  the  Ando- 
ver Board  of  Trade,  the  Chamber  of  Com- 
merce and  the  Greater  Lawrence  Rotary 
Club,  the  latter  two  as  president.  He  was  a 
member  of  the  North  Andover  Country 
club  and  the  Edgartown  Yacht  Club. 

Boating  from  his  summer  home  on  Mar- 
tha's Vineyard  occupied  his  and  his  fami- 
ly's summers.  An  experienced  cruising 
yachtsman  as  a  young  man,  he  ran  a  sailing 
school  in  Rye  Harbor,  N.H.,  and  during 
World  War  II,  served  in  the  U.S.  Coast 


Guard  Auxiliary. 

A  cheerful,  gregarious  and  generous  bon 
vivant,  Gene  will  be  missed  by  the  PA,  And- 
over and  Greater  Lawrence  communities. 

He  leaves  his  wife,  Carolyn  (Riggs)  Ber- 
nardin; sons  Eugene  A.  Ill,  Daniel  C,  and 
daughters  Amy  Slomba  and  Lucy  Bernardin. 

—  Sam  Rogers  '43 

1945  Lee  B.  Bergstrom,  Cedarville,  MA; 
14  February  1989  (See  Class  Notes) 

James  S.  Yantis,  New  York,  NY;  3 
February  '89  (See  Class  Notes) 

1946  John  E.  Dawson,  Dover,  MA;  23 
March  1989  (See  Class  Notes) 

After  graduating  from  Andover  Mr.  Daw- 
son attended  Princeton  University  graduat- 
ing with  a  B.A.  degree  in  1950. 

Mr.  Dawson  was  vice  president  of  invest- 
ment for  Paine,  Weber,  Jackson,  Curtis  of 
Boston  for  thirty  years.  He  was  a  Coast 
Guard  veteran  and  a  member  of  the  Dover 
Church,  for  which  he  served  as  treasurer 
for  four  terms. 

He  served  as  treasurer  of  Faulkner  Hos- 
pital of  Jamaica  Plain  and  also  as  treasurer 
for  the  Animal  Rescue  League  of  Boston. 

He  leaves  his  wife,  Elizabeth,  three  sons, 
John  E.,  Jr.,  Benjamin,  and  Matthew,  and 
three  grandchildren. 

1948  Paul  A.  Dickson,  Copperopolis, 
CA;  6  January  1989  (See  Class  Notes) 

Alonzo  B.  Rivers,  Jr.,  Atlanta,  GA; 
31  January  1989  (See  Class  Notes) 

1949  Richard  D.  Lombard,  New  York, 
NY;  11  February  1989  (See  Class 
Notes) 

Andover  lost  a  valued  and  widely-respected 
friend  when  Dick  Lombard  died  in  February 
of  cancer.  Dick's  career  was  one  of  service, 
distinguished  by  a  strong  sense  of  duty,  a 
stubborn  but  gentle  integrity,  a  genuine  re- 
spect for  others,  and  a  dry,  ready  wit. 

After  Dartmouth,  where  he  received  a 
B.A.  degree  in  1953  and  an  M.B.A.  from  the 
Amos  Tuck  School  in  1954,  Dick  married 
Jane  Kettering.  He  served  in  Japan  as  a  lieu- 
tenant in  the  U.S.  Marine  Corps,  from  1954- 
58  and  then  worked  on  Wall  Street  as  a  se- 
curities analyst  for  Stone  &  Webster.  In 
1961  he  founded  the  firm  of  Lombard,  Vita- 
lis  &  Paganucci.  Under  Dick's  leadership 
the  firm  prospered  in  the  following  decade 
and  became  widely  known  for  the  quality 
of  its  investment  research.  After  selling  the 
business  in  1973,  Dick  turned  his  research 
and  portfolio  management  skills  to  manag- 
ing investments  for  private  clients  while  he 
devoted  increasing  amounts  of  energy  to 
service  in  other  areas,  particularly  educa- 
tion, medicine,  and  the  arts. 

Dick  served  as  a  Phillips  Academy  alum- 
ni trustee  from  1982-86.  He  was  a  member 
of  the  steering  and  executive  committees 
for  the  school's  bicentennial  and  chairman 
of  the  major  gifts  committee  for  the  Bicen- 
tennial Campaign.  He  served  on  the  execu- 
tive committee  of  the  Andover  Develop- 
ment Board,  on  the  trustee  building 
committee,  as  chairman  of  the  foundations 
committee,  as  alumni  fund  chairman,  as  a 
member  of  the  Alumni  Council,  and  as  an 
admission  representative.  He  also  served  as 
a  member  of  the  executive  and  major  gifts 
committees  for  the  Addison  Campaign. 


2^ 


He  served  as  a  trustee  of  Dartmouth  Col- 
lege from  1971  to  1981.  He  was  chairman  of 
the  college's  investment  committee,  remain- 
ing a  member  of  the  committee  until  his 
death.  He  had  also  been  a  founding  mem- 
ber and  chairman  of  the  Board  of  Overseers 
of  the  Hopkins  Center-Hood  Museum,  and 
an  overseer  of  Dartmouth  Medical  School. 
Because  of  these  and  many  other  activities, 
he  was  honored  in  1985  with  the  Dart- 
mouth Alumni  Award.  He  and  Jane  were 
also  active  participants  in  the  Dartmouth 
Conferences  as  part  of  their  many  efforts  to 
further  U.S. /Soviet  relations. 

The  scope  of  Dick's  service  went  beyond 
the  work  for  the  educational  institutions  he 
had  attended.  He  was  a  trustee  of  Radcliffe 
College;  served  as  president  of  the  board  of 
the  Charles  F.  Kettering  Foundation;  was 
chairman  of  the  board  and  a  trustee  of  Me- 
morial Sloan-Kettering  Cancer  Center  and 
chairman  of  Affiliate  Artists,  an  organiza- 
tion devoted  to  advancing  the  careers  of 
performing  artists. 

Courteous  and  kind,  Dick  Lombard 
moved  easily  between  the  board  room  and 
the  library.  Next  to  his  family  and  friends, 
he  cherished  a  love  for  books  that  first  blos- 
somed at  Andover.  He  had  an  insatiable  ap- 
petite for  ideas  and  knowledge,  delighting 
to  share  both  with  all  who  were  fortunate 
enough  to  come  in  contact  with  him.  He  is 
survived  by  his  wife,  Jane;  a  daughter,  Sa- 
rah; and  a  son,  Richard  Jr.  '84. 

—  Robert  Diefenbach  '48 

1951      Francis  M.  Logan,  Dothan,  AL;  16 
January  1989  (See  Class  Notes) 

1968     Peter  S.  Evans,  Los  Angeles,  CA;  20 

May  1989  (See  Class  Notes) 
"Unlike  many  of  his  acting  contemporaries, 
Peter  Evans  never  became  a  household 
name.  He  wasn't  an  Al  Pacino  or  a  Kevin 
Kline.  He  never  owned  a  megahit  television 
role  or  a  smash-movie  credit.  Although  he 
was  featured  in  original  productions  of  sev- 
eral important  American  plavs,  including 
David  Rabe's  Streamers  and  David  Mamet's 
Life  in  the  Theater,  Evans'  star  seldom 
reached  the  top  of  the  marquee. 

"With  that  said,  the  news  of  his  death 
saddens  anyone  who  appreciated  just  how 
gifted  and  versatile  a  performer  he  was. 

"Evans,  38,  died  of  complications  from 
AIDS.  .  .  at  Century  City  Hospital  in  Los 
Angeles.  .  .  he  was  well-known  to  New 
England  theater  audiences,  having  spent 
several  seasons  in  residence  at  the  William- 
stown  Theater  Festival. 

"On  stage,  his  credits  ranged  from  Shake- 
speare to  Beckett,  from  Tom  Stoppard's 
Night  and  Day,  in  which  he  starred  on 
Broadway  opposite  Maggie  Smith  in  1979, 
to  Children  of  a  Lesser  God,  in  which  he  in- 
herited the  lead  Broadway  role  in  1982.  In 
1976  his  powerful  work  in  Streamers  direct- 
ed by  Mike  Nichols,  won  Evans  the  Clar- 
ence Derwent  Award  and  a  Drama  Desk 
nomination  for  outstanding  actor. 

"Moviegoers  will  recognize  Evans  from 
small  parts  in  Arthur  and  The  Imposters.  On 
TV,  he  plaved  Russ  Merman  in  the  comedv 
series  9  to  5  and  ...  in  PBS'  Best  of  Families 
series  

"Peter  Evans  was  also  a  friend  of  mine. 
We  knew  each  other  well  in  high  school 
and  saw  each  other  intermittently  thereaf- 


ter. In  1977,  when  he  was  starring  with  Ellis 
Rabb  in  Life  in  the  Theater  we  enjoyed  a 
post-performance  cocktail.  Peter  told  me 
then  how  lucky  he  was  to  be  making  a  liv- 
ing doing  something  he  loved.  The  luck  — 
and  the  love  —  he  shared  generously  with 
audiences  and  friends.  Death  may  have  cut 
short  his  voyage  to  stardom.  It  cannot  di- 
minish his  accomplishments."  From  an  arti- 
cle in  the  Boston  Globe  May  23,  1989  written 
by  Joseph  P.  Kahn  '67. 

Peter  Evans  graduated  cum  laude  from 
Yale  in  1972.  While  at  Yale  he  was  a  member 
of  Skull  &  Bones  and  was  very  active  in  the- 
ater. After  Yale  he  studied  for  three  years  at 
the  Central  School  of  Speech  and  Drama  in 
London,  receiving  a  certificate  in  1975.  At 
PA  he  won  second  place  in  the  Draper  Prize; 
won  the  Abbot  Stevens  Prize  and  a  special 
drama  prize;  plaved  JV  football;  was  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Athletic  Advisory  Board;  was 
treasurer  of  the  Phillips  Society;  and  was  co- 
author and  director  of  the  senior  class  play. 
He  is  survived  by  his  parents,  Dudley  and 
Caroline  Evans  of  Demarest,  N.  J.;  a  brother, 
John  Randall  Evans,  PA  '65;  and  a  sister, 
Elizabeth  Temple  Evans,  PA  '74. 

1981      Kevin  W.  Brown,  Darien,  CT;  June 
1988 

ABBOT 

1914     Ella  Stohn  Getchell  (Mrs.  Doug- 
lass), Libertvville,  IL;  15  November 
1988 

Marion  Atwood  Waldron  (Mrs. 
Harrison  G.),  Alton  Bav,  NH;  Sep- 
tember 1988 

1916     Helen  Sands  Brown  (Mrs.  George 
N.),  Waukesha,  WI;  12  December 
1988 

1918  Harriet  L.  Colby,  Claremont,  NH; 
20  January  1989 

1920  Irene  Franklin  Foster  (Mrs.  Wil- 
liam), Andover,  MA;  3  February 
1989 

Mrs.  Foster,  a  lifelong  resident  of  Andover, 
died  in  the  Valley  View  Nursing  Home  in 
Lenox,  Mass.  She  was  a  member  of  the 
Andover  Baptist  Church,  where  she  was  a 
deaconess  emeritus  at  the  time  of  her  death. 
She  was  a  member  and  leader  of  the  Carvel 
Chapter  of  the  Protestant  Guild  for  the 
Blind  for  twenty-one  years  and  was  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Andover  November  Club  as  well 
as  the  Shawsheen  Village  Women's  Club. 
She  leaves  a  sister,  Gertrude  Franklin  Calla- 
han who  graduated  from  Abbot  in  1922,  as 
well  as  a  daughter,  Marjorie  LaVigne,  ten 
grandchildren  and  six  great-grandchildren. 
Her  sons  William  P.  and  John  F.  Foster  pre- 
deceased her. 

Mildred  Linscott  Havighurst  (Mrs. 
Alfred  F.),  Amherst,  MA;  17  March 
1988 

1921  Margaret  Neelands  Parsons  (Mrs. 
Edward  D.),  Hightstown,  NJ;  De- 
cember 1988  (See  Class  Notes) 

1922  Jane  Basset  Baldwin,  Essex,  CT;  12 
April  1989 

Jane  Basset  Baldwin,  a  retired  officer  of  the 
Irving  Trust  Company,  died  in  her  sleep  in  a 
Chester,  Connecticut,  nursing  home  where 


she  lived  after  suffering  a  stroke  in  1985. 

As  trust  administrator  in  New  York  City, 
Miss  Baldwin  was  responsible  for  Irving 
Trust  Company's  investment  program  in  her 
active  career  before  retirement.  She  was  a 
former  trustee  of  Abbot  Academy  and  of 
Katharine  Gibbs  School,  and  served  on  the 
board  of  trustees  of  the  First  Congregational 
Church  in  Essex.  She  was  a  champion  golfer 
who  spent  her  retirement  winters  in  Noko- 
mis  and  Delray  Beach,  Florida.  In  New  York 
City  she  was  a  member  of  the  Board  of  Man- 
agers for  the  Jacob  Riis  Settlement  House. 
She  also  maintained  membership  in  the 
Women's  Bond  Club,  the  oldest  women's  ex- 
ecutive investment  club  on  Wall  Street. 

1928  Frances  Gould  Parker  (Mrs.  John 
J.),  White  Plains,  NY;  14  February 
1989(See  Class  Notes) 

1937  Elizabeth  Swint  McFarland  (Mrs. 
Malcolm),  Dovlstown,  PA;  3  Octo- 
ber 1988 

1938  Sarah  Sutor  Parsons  (Mrs.  John), 
So.  Pasadena,  CA;  20  April  1989 

1943     Margaret  Jacobus  Jaeckel  (Mrs. 

John),  Sarasota,  FL;  February  1989 


Contribution*  to  the  new 
library  for  the  acquisition  of 
books  by  and  about  women  can 
be  made  in  the  name  of 

Peppy  Rothivell  Klein. 

Each  book  will  cotitain  a 
bookplate  in  her  memory. 
Checks  should  be  made  payable 
to  Trustees  of  Phillips  Academy 
in  memory  of  Peppy  Rothivell 
Klein,  and  sent  to  the 
academy  c/o  OAR. 


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OLD 
GUARD 


CLASS  NOTES 


14 


PHILLIPS 


Norman  Elsas 
696  Greenwood  Avenue,  N.E. 

Atlanta,  GA  30305 


In  response  to  my  note  to  Frank  Day,  I  re- 
ceived a  card  back  from  his  nurse,  Marci 
DuBois,  who  informed  me  that  Frank,  94, 
requires  nursing  care  around  the  clock,  but 
that  he  and  Mrs.  Day  are  enjoying  the  love- 
ly spring  on  Cape  Cod  (Orleans),  and  sent 
me  their  regards.  A  letter  sent  to  William 
Woodford  in  Morrisville,  Penn.,  was  re- 
turned by  the  post  office,  so  I  have  no  idea 
as  to  Bill's  whereabouts.  I  have  a  feeling 
that  I  am  the  only  one  left  from  the  class 
who  is  neither  ill,  retired  nor  deceased,  but 
I  would  like  to  be  proved  wrong  on  this 
feeling,  but  nevertheless  this  column  will  be 
the  "swan  song"  for  the  class  notes,  due  to 
lack  of  anything  to  write  about! 


>y  "I  Charles  W.  Morris 

401  Ocean  Avenue 
PHILLIPS         Santa  Monica,  CA  90402 

Hey,  fellows,  please  use  the  stamped,  re- 
turn cards  that  I  send  to  you;  only  ten  came 
in  compared  to  sixteen  for  the  last  issue. 
Thanks  to  those  of  your  who  did  write: 

Henry  Willard  looks  forward  to  seeing 
friends  if  they  visit  Nantucket  this  summer, 
or  in  West  Palm  Beach  in  winter.  Like  so 
many  more,  Ted  Stevenson  is  saddened  by 
the  death  of  Charlie  Gage,  our  loyal  class 
secretary.  Ted  and  Bunny  keep  busy  in 
community  and  church  chorus  activities,  as 
well  as  with  five  children  (three  sons  in  Cal- 
ifornia) and  eight  grands,  all  near  Duarte, 
California.  Edward  Skillin,  of  Montclair, 
N.J.,  has  completed  fifty-five  years  as  a  staff 
member  of  The  Commonweal.  Congratula- 
tions. Herb  Place's  new  address  is:  c/o  Har- 
vey Place,  75  Fox  Run  Road,  New  Canaan 
CT  06840.  Ed  Parnall  still  lives  in  cowboy 
country,  Albuquerque,  New  Mexico. 

I  regret  that  last  time  I  married  Don  Leach 
to  "Florence."  He  is  husband  to  Isabel.  Also, 
he  is  now  demoted  from  me  making  him 
"treasurer  of  Yale  '25"  to  the  more  restrictive 
"Yale  1925  SHEFF."  After  all,  I'm  a  dumb 
Princetonian.  Don  "plays  golf  —  every 
hole."  Roger  Haviland  pulls  rank  as  "88- 
years  young."  We're  all  working  on  it,  Rog. 
Len  Draper  must  crack  the  ice  in  Duluth  to 
swim  his  200-yards  daily,  even  though  as 
timer  he  used  not  a  stopwatch  but  a  calen- 
dar. John  Cushman  writes  from  Manchester, 
N.H.,  that  he  runs  into  classmates  Alex  Pres- 
ton at  the  St.  Botolph  Club  in  Boston.  Rich- 


ard Butler  and  wife  moved  under  good  self- 
power  to  a  retirement  home  on  15  October 
1988  at  9201  West  Broward  Blvd.,  #B200, 
Plantation,  FL,  but  they  still  go  for  the  sum- 
mer to  their  Cape  Cod  home. 

Your  secretary  wishes  he  had  known 
more  of  you  while  at  Andover,  but  then  he 
was  an  un-reconstructed  Southerner  whose 
Latin  prof,  when  calling  on  him  said,  "Mis- 
sissippi, stand  up."  Now  he  has  constructed 
a  California  family  of  three  sons,  the  young- 
est of  whom,  at  36,  just  married  for  the  first 
time  to  Johanne,  a  beautiful,  sweet,  mechan- 
ical engineer  who  designs  explosives  for  the 
U.S.  Army! 

Harold  Hudner,  who  still  lives  in  Swan- 
sea, Mass.,  is  one  of  our  mates  who  keeps 
an  open,  inquiring  mind.  He  calls  attention 
to  the  more  sophisticated  manner  in  which 
our  European  neighbors  have  approached 
childbearing,  birth  control,  and  abortion, 
both  to  the  advantage  of  women  and  na- 
tions. He  particularly  advances  a  thought- 
ful book  by  Prof.  May  Ann  Glendon  of  Har- 
vard Law  Bulletin  Review,  Abortion  and 
Divorce  in  Western  Law.  More  classmates: 
share  your  thoughts  with  us  all. 

Unfortunately  I  have  three  deaths  to  re- 
port: Robert  D.  Bright  died  21  November 
1988  at  his  home  in  San  Francisco.  He  was 
best  known  for  his  series  of  childrens' 
books,  A  Ghost  Named  Georgie.  He  also  was 
a  reporter  in  Baltimore  and  Paris,  where  he 
joined  Conde  Nast,  and  later  became  adver- 
tising manager  of  Revillon  Freres.  He  later 
taught  school  and  was  an  art  critic  in  Taos, 
New  Mexico;  La  Jolla  and  Laguna  Beach, 
California.  Our  sympathy  goes  to  his 
daughter  Beatrice  and  son  Robert,  Jr. 

Charles  H.  D.  Robbins,  Jr.  died  7  De- 
cember 1989.  He  was  editor-in-chief  of  The 
Mirror  at  Andover.  After  Princeton,  he 
worked  for  American  Weekly  and  Coronet, 
the  New  Yorker  and  Esquire,  and  was  later 
executive  editor  of  This  Week.  Our  sympa- 
thy to  his  daughters  Harriet  and  Patricia, 
and  four  grandchildren.  Charlie  was  surely 
one  of  our  most  charming  and  loveable 
alumni-mates. 

Charlie  Gage  passed  away  on  13  Febru- 
ary 1989.  There  is  a  full-length  obituary  on 
Charlie  at  the  beginning  of  Class  Notes.  Our 
deepest  sympathy  is  extended  to  his  family. 


21 

ABBOT 


Mary  Williams  Cochran 
152  Grove  Street 
Auburndale,  MA  02166 


I  recently  talked  with  the  following  Abbot 
classmates: 

Marion  Kimball  Bigelow  is  still  living  in 
her  own  home.  Her  granddaughter  Marion, 
a  graduate  of  Vassar,  is  on  a  one-year  assign- 
ment teaching  English  in  Japan  and  is  enjoy- 
ing the  experience  very  much.  Marion  has 
six  grandsons  and  one  granddaughter.  Hel- 
en Bruno  Clegg  and  husband  are  looking 
forward  to  a  trip  to  the  Caribbean,  then  on  to 
Phoenix,  Arizona.  She  has  a  cousin  at  Ando- 
ver, a  very  bright  student  headed  for  Yale. 
Katherine  Knight  Fasset  lives  in  her  own 
home  with  the  reassurance  of  a  local  hospi- 
tal's voice-to-voice  communication  system 
which  she  can  reach  with  an  electrical  call 
button  device.  Katherine  took  the  trouble  to 
send  me  all  the  details.  Charlotte  Baldwin 


. — 

/.  to  r.:  Leander  Poor  '19,  C.  Yardlei 
Chittick  '18,  fames  Carter  '16 


Frohock  has  lived  in  Grand  Junction,  Colora- 
do, for  twenty  years  to  be  near  her  son  who 
teaches  at  Mesa  State  College.  Her  widowed 
daughter  is  living  with  her.  Charlotte  is  re- 
covering from  a  fractured  hip  and  doing 
well  with  a  cane.  Lora  Barber  Priester  has 
moved  to  a  retirement  community  in  Rock 
Island,  Illinois.  She  keeps  well  and  enjoys 
her  apartment.  She  has  three  grands  and  five 
great-grands.  Frances  Keany  Rickerd  has 
made  an  excellent  recovery  from  a  fractured 
hip,  due  to  perseverance  with  therapy.  Her 
husband  is  still  enjoying  golf  this  winter. 
Elizabeth  McClellan  Stefani  is  living  in  Pro- 
vincetown  with  one  of  her  sons.  She  is  keep- 
ing well.  Alma  Underwood  Udall  is  living 
in  a  very  comfortable  retirement  community 
in  Largo,  Horida.  After  her  husband's  death 
she  sold  her  home  in  Harbor  Bluff  and  the 
home  in  New  Hampshire.  Last  summer,  she 
visited  her  daughter  in  Westchester,  New 
York,  for  three  months.  They  attended  her 
husband's  65th  Reunion  at  Dartmouth.  Her 
son  lives  in  New  York  state  also 

Elizabeth  Thompson  Winslow's  husband 
died  after  a  long  illness.  Her  sister  Henrietta 
Thompson  Beal  has  had  a  second  stroke,  re- 
quiring more  care  in  the  health  center.  Hen- 
ry's (whose  oldest  son  died  recently)  mind  is 
still  clear.  The  sisters  are  together  every  day. 
Winifred  Simpson  Worgan  has  lived  in 
Harwich  Port  since  1961.  She  moved  into  a 
condominium  after  her  husband  died  in 
1975.  Her  only  son  lives  in  Philadelphia. 
Winifred  is  a  member  of  the  Artists  Guild  of 
Harwich.  She  is  still  painting,  both  watercol- 
ors  and  oils,  and  driving.  Just  recently,  she 
has  been  going  through  some  rather  uncom- 
fortable health  tests. 

I  am  grateful  to  be  well  enough  to  enjoy 
living  in  my  own  home.  My  volunteer  re- 
sponsibilities keep  me  more  than  busy.  I  am 
looking  forward  to  an  Elderhostel  week  at 
Deerfield  Academy  this  summer. 

Deaths:  Jessamine  Rugg  Patton  (Mrs. 
Charles  H.),  550  South  Negley  Ave.,  Pitts- 
burgh, PA;  September  1988  and  Margaret 
Nielands  Parsons  (Mrs.  Edward),  Meadow 
Lakes,  Hightstown,  NJ;  November  1988. 


23 

ABBOT 


Mary  Swartwood  Sinclaire 
3675  So.  Perry  Park  Road 
Sedalia.CO  80135 


It  is  hard  to  believe  that  a  whole  year  has 
flown  by  since  Nip  Page  Neville  and  I  had 
such  a  good  time  together  at  our  65th.  Nip 


27 


says  our  reunion  was  most  nostalgic,  and 
we  two  wish  more  of  you  could  have  been 
there.  To  which  I  say,  "Amen." 

In  March  I  visited  my  youngest  family  in 
California,  Hellie  (AA  '50)  and  Hy  Blythe, 
and  had  a  wonderful  time  with  my  eight 
grandchildren  and  three  great- 
granddaughters  there.  My  great-grandson, 
Nicholas,  "Tootie"  Sinclaire  Morris's  (AA 
'48)  grandson,  is  nearby  in  Denver.  All  are 
great  delights.  How  I'd  love  to  hear  from  you 
'23ers.  Send  me  your  news. 


24 

PHILLIPS 


George  H.  Larsen 
20  Ruthven  Road 
Newton,  MA  02158 


Because  of  an  unfortunate  accident  which 
occurred  when  Swede  was  out  walking  his 
dog,  he  was  not  able  to  attend  his  65th  reun- 
ion. I  know  he  was  as  disappointed  as  his 
fellow  classmates,  and  we  in  the  alumni  of- 
fice were  that  he  was  unable  to  be  here.  His 
hard  work  and  dedication  as  reunion  chair- 
man made  this  reunion  a  very  special  one, 
and  all  of  us  from  the  Office  of  Academy  Re- 
sources and  the  Bulletin  send  him  our 
thanks  and  wishes  for  a  very  speedy  recov- 
ery. His  class  notes  will  appear  again  in  the 
fall  Bulletin.  — ed. 

1  would  like  to  utilize  this  space  to  quote 
from  a  letter  that  came  our  way  from  Hugh 
Elsbree,  PA  '21:  "The  name  George  Larsen 
did  indeed  ring  a  bell.  He  was  two  classes 
behind  me  at  Andover.  .  .  but  a  bunch  of  us, 
including  Larsen,  would  often  fool  around 
on  a  playing  field  in  front  of  the  dorm.  ...  I 
remember  him  as  a  tall,  genial,  interesting 
boy,  already  a  good  high  jumper. 

".  .  .1  would  bet  that  there  has  never  been 
as  good  a  class  secretary  in  the  history  of 
Andover.  As  the  years  go  by  the  number  of 
living  members  declines,  of  course,  and  the 
secretary  gradually  loses  close  contact  with 
some  of  the  survivors.  .  .  and  the  class  notes 
grow  thinner  and  thinner.  .  .  but  the  class 
notes  for  that  class  have  not  gotten  thinner 
and  thinner.  .  .  it  is  astonishing  how  closely 
he  has  kept  in  touch  with  his  classmates  and 
their  surviving  spouses.  He  has  followed 
their  careers,  noted  their  hobbies,  their  ill- 
nesses, and  writes  about  their  children.  He 
visits  many  of  them,  encountering  them  in 
varied  circumstances.  You  have  to  come 
way  down  to  the  notes  of  a  newly  graduat- 
ed class  to  find  anything  resembling  the  inti- 
macy of  the  tone  of  his  notes. . .  " 


We  are  happy  to  share  these  sentiments 
of  Mr.  Elsbree's  ...  we  happen  to  totally 
agree  with  him.  — ed. 


24 

ABBOT 


Polly  Bullard  Holdeu 
'  RtMl  Box  4700 
Montpelier,  VT  05602 


Great  news — our  Abbot  Academy  class  of 
1924  was  represented  at  its  65th  reunion  by 
Dorothy  Converse,  Ruth  Larter  Eveleth, 
Polly  Bullard  Holden,  Betty  Bragg  King 

(her  first  AA  reunion!),  Katherine  Hart 
Mitchell,  Sybil  Bottomley  Talman  and 
Laura  Scudder  Williamson. 

Reunion  included  a  visit  to  the  Addison 
Gallery;  a  historic  tour  of  the  Phillips  and 
Abbot  campuses;  the  Abbot  Academy  lobby 
of  the  renovated  Oliver  Wendell  Holmes  Li- 
brary; a  most  important  alumnae  association 
meeting  including  news  of  generous  reunion 
class  gifts  to  the  Alumni  Fund  (now  10%  of 
the  school  budget),  gifts  to  retiring  Acting 
Headmaster  Peter  McKee  and  retiring  board 
chairman  Melville  Chapin;  their  speeches 
and  reports.  The  only  distressing  aspect  of 
reunion  was  the  inability  of  George  Larsen, 
Phillips  1924  renowned  class  secretary  and 
reunion  chair,  to  be  with  his  class  due  to  ill- 
ness. He  had  made  wonderful  arrange- 
ments, however,  so  our  parade  "costumes," 
pretty  hats  for  Abbot,  and  white  caps  for 
Phillips,  were  ready,  and  also  our  final  class 
banquet  at  Andover  Inn's  Abbot  Room  pre- 
ceded by  a  1924  coed  reception,  was  very  de- 
lightful. Elizabeth  Willson  Naetzker  was 
kept  from  reunion  by  a  necessary  check  on 
her  recent  cataract  operation  in  Horida.  She 
returned  to  her  home  at  Lakewood  on  Cha- 
tauqa  Lake  in  New  York  state.  She  hopes 
our  class  members  will  be  interested  in  a 
round-robin  newsletter.  Kay  Hart  Mitchell 
returned  from  Europe  five  days  before  reun- 
ion, when  she  began  driving  classmates  on  a 
round  of  Abbot  haunts  including  Pomp's 
Pond!  Ruth  Larter  Eveleth  also  arranged 
transportationand  gave  us  gorgeous  flowers 
for  our  banquet  table.  John  Holden,  as 
chaperone  for  Abbot,  joined  us  at  the  Hamp- 
ton Inn  for  Laura  Williamson's  memories  of 
childhood  in  India  with  her  large  family 
headed  by  her  educator  father  and  a  physi- 
cian mother.  Peg  Colby  Williamson  spent  a 
week  in  Oklahoma  with  her  daughter.  She 
also  went  to  Vershire,  Vt.,  to  the  wedding  of 
her  niece.  Olive  Mitchell  Robert's  great- 
granddaughter  Becky  Peterson  of  Redlands, 
Calif.,  was  invited  to  join  festivities  at  the 
65th,  but  was  unable  to  do  so.  We  had 
hoped  she  might  come  to  Andover  as  a  stu- 
dent. Alas,  we  never  saw  Dorothy  Converse 
due  to  a  change  involving  the  indoor  "pic- 
nic." We  were  happy,  however,  to  see  her 
signature  on  our  registration  sheet.  Ruth 
Kelley  Perry  wrote  a  most  welcome  note  to 
reuning  classmates  to  tell  of  her  new  ad- 
dress: 14  Quail  Nest  Drive,  East  Harwich, 
MA  02645.  She  and  Elwyn  enjoy  this  home 
owned  by  one  of  their  sons.  We  are  so  hap- 
py they  are  now  out  of  danger.  Priscilla 
Draper  Mansfield  and  George,  both  1924 
graduates  of  Abbot  and  Andover  were  un- 
fortunately not  able  to  join  the  65th  reunion. 
Mary  Harvey  Kindel  visited  her  two  New 
York  daughters  in  spring  but  was  unable  to 
come  back  East  for  reunion.  After  her  doctor 
had  checked  her  health  recently,  he  summed 


up  her  problem,  "Stop  thinking  you  should 
be  dong  what  you  did  when  you  were  for- 
ty!" Marian  Shryock  Wagner  endured  two 
cataract  operations  and  says  she  only  needed 
a  tin  cup  and  some  pencils.  Having  felt  "ter- 
rified" and  alone  beforehand,  she's  now 
"very  hopeful." 

Back  in  Pawling,  N.Y.,  from  a  California 
winter,  Tommie  Thompson  English  will 
stay  close  to  home  hoping  her  granddaugh- 
ter who's  moving  to  Dallas,  will  come  with 
her  little  son  to  visit.  Stephen  James,  her 
grandson,  finished  his  junior  year  at  Ando- 
ver where  he  is  on  the  wrestling  team  and 
sailing  for  his  spring  sport.  Let  us  all  send 
our  warmest  good  wishes  to  our  classmate 
and  inspiration,  George  ("Swede")  Larsen, 
with  special  thanks  for  his  perfect  reunion 
preparations  and  hard  work. 

Our  fond  and  appreciative  greetings  to 
each  of  you  who  happens  to  read  this.  John 
and  Polly  Holden. 


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Louis  F.  Kemp 
12  Winthrop  Road 
Guilford,  GT  06437 


Notice!  Our  65th  Reunion  will  be  June  8,  9 
and  10,  1990  at  Andover.  Many  in  the  class 
will  be  attending  their  60th  college  reunions 
—  probably  our  last  major  one.  Clare 
Barnes  is  co-chairman  for  his  60th  at  Yale. 
Spense  Marsh  is  doing  the  honors  at 
Princeton,  as  well  as  being  1929  class  agent. 
Date  Smith  is  assisting  Spence,  handling 
room  reservations  and  acting  as  reunion 
treasurer.  Very  reluctantly  Dutch  Brodhead 
will  forego  attending;  his  wife  Suzanne's 
condition  precludes  any  travel.  Jack  Whit- 
ham  was  uncertain  about  making  his  60th 
at  Harvard,  but  intended  to  go  to  the  Ser- 
vice of  Remembrance  for  departed  class- 
mates. Clare  dines  out  at  the  New  York 
Yale  Club  about  once  a  week  when  the 
cleaning  lady  takes  over. 

Had  a  good  telephone  visit  with  Charlie 
Arnt.  He's  still  running  Driftwood  Ranch, 
caring  for  about  200  head  of  cattle  with  the 
aid  of  a  young  man.  He  reports  all  going 
well.  Charlie  and  Pat  have  the  good  fortune 
of  having  their  three  children  all  living  on 
Orcas  Island  and  leading  successful  lives, 

Joe  Hague  contributed  old  1925  class 
photos  and  one  of  the  whole  student  body, 
each  person  identified,  to  the  archives  of 
the  Oliver  Wendall  Holmes  library,  which 
were  gratefully  received.  Mysteriously,  in 
some  school  photographs,  a  student  would 
appear  twice,  the  eager  beaver  running  be- 
hind the  assemblage  from  the  extreme  left 
to  the  extreme  right,  while  the  camera  slow- 
Iv  pivoted  on  its  tripod  from  left  to  right. 

Frank  Foster  sadly  recounts  that  there 
are  no  more  grandchildren  heading  for  PA. 
He  remarks  how  badly  missed  Don  and 
Britta  MacNemar  are  at  Dartmouth  and 
what  a  superb  job  they  are  doing  at  PA. 

The  late  Burton  Lee  would  be  so  proud 
of  his  son,  Dr.  Burton  J.  Lee  3rd  '48,  who 
has  closed  his  practice  and  moved  to  the 
White  House  to  be  President  Bush's  physi- 
cian. He  was  featured  and  pictured  (the 
spitting  image  of  his  father)  in  an  article  in 
the  New  York  Times,  reflecting  on  closing  his 
practice  of  1500  patients  of  thirty  years  and 
the  many  changes  he  has  seen  at  Memorial 


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Sloan-Kettering. 

The  class  suffered  a  grievous  loss  when 
Rev.  Dr.  Hugh  D.  McCandless  died  from 
cancer  on  15  January  at  the  age  of  81.  He  had 
been  rector  of  the  Church  of  the  Epiphany  in 
New  York  City  from  1945  to  1972  and  was 
rector  emeritus  after  retiring.  Previously,  he 
was  rector  of  Christ  Church  in  Suffern,  N.Y., 
and  St.  Simons-in-the-Cove  on  Staten  Island. 
He  founded  the  East  Midtown  Hospital 
Chaplaincy  and  was  a  trustee  among  others 
including  the  Seamen's  Church  Institute,  the 
Blind  Players  Lodge,  the  Cathedral  of  St. 
John  the  Divine  and  the  Corporation  for  the 
Relief  of  Widows  and  Orphans. 

He  was  an  alumnus  of  Yale  and  the  Vir- 
ginia Theological  Seminary.  Hugh  greatly 
enjoyed  our  class  reunions.  He  was  full  of 
good  spirits,  regaled  us  with  stories,  and 
joined  lustily  in  singing  school  songs.  Our 
deep  felt  sympathy  to  his  wife,  Dorothy,  his 
son  and  daughter,  and  his  five  grandchil- 
dren and  three  great-grandchildren. 


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ABBOT 


Dorothy  Beeley  Marsh 
8625  Oakdale  Avenue 
Canoga  Park,  CA  91306 


Alice  Hougen  Ball  is  recuperating  from  an 
illness  and  may  be  reached  at  Box  651,  Ran- 
cho  Sante  Fe,  CA  92067. 

28  April  was  the  occasion  of  a  very  happy 
reunion  in  Orlando,  Florida,  between  Doro- 
thy Marsh  and  her  second  cousin,  Frank 
Stratton,  Phillips  '25,  and  his  wife  (nee  Myra 
Coffin),  a  Smith  College  friend  of  Dorothy's. 
The  Strattons  drove  to  Orlando  from  Saraso- 
ta to  meet  Dorothy  and  they  watched  for  the 
launch  of  the  shuttle  Atlantis. 

Dorothy  will  leave  in  May  to  attend  the 
graduation  of  her  grandson,  Matthew  Yeo- 
man, from  St.  John's  School  in  Houston.  In 
June,  Matthew  leaves  with  his  singing  group, 
the  Kantorei,  to  perform  in  Vienna,  Salzburg, 
and  Budapest  under  the  sponsorship  of 
Friendship  Ambassadors  Foundation.  In  the 
fall,  Matthew  enters  Middlebury  College  in 
Vermont.  He  has  never  seen  snow. 


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Carlton  M.  Fishel 
Polly  Park  Road 
Rye,  NY  10580 


Noyes  Wilmot  toured  Spain  and  Portugal  in 
February  and  March.  According  to  "Wemo," 
the  Costa  Del  Sol  is  so  built  up  today  that  it 
has  lost  a  lot  of  its  former  appeal.  The  Al- 
garve  in  Portugal,  on  the  other  hand,  has  re- 
tained its  former  character  and  charm. 

Your  correspondent  and  his  wife  were  on 
a  cruise  this  winter  which  included  New 
Zealand  and  Australia.  The  former  reminds 
one  of  England  many  years  ago  —  quiet, 
mannerly,  charming  and  seemingly  "far 
from  the  maddening  crowd."  The  latter  is 
growing  fast  and  seems  extremely  prosper- 
ous. Cairns,  a  gateway  city  from  the  north 
to  the  Great  Barrier  Reef,  has  doubled  in 
population  in  the  past  eight  years.  On  the 
other  hand,  Northern  Territory,  in  the  mid- 
dle of  the  Australian  Outback,  is  twice  the 
size  of  Texas  with  a  population  of  only 
about  170,000.  Ran  into  Jack  Couch  '28  on 


the  ship  and  spent  many  enjoyable  times 
reminiscing  about  our  time  at  Andover. 

Regretfully,  we  report  the  death  of  Frank 
Rogers  on  27  February  in  Boston,  Mass., 
where  he  had  lived  since  1982  after  residing 
for  fifty  years  in  Duxbury,  Mass.  After  And- 
over and  attendance  at  Amherst  and  Har- 
vard, he  was  graduated  from  the  Art  Stu- 
dents League  of  New  York  and  the  Museum 
School  of  Boston.  He  also  studied  in  Munich 
and  Paris.  During  World  War  II  he  served  in 
the  army.  As  an  artist  known  for  his  land- 
scapes and  seascapes,  chiefly  in  oils,  his 
work  has  been  shown  widely,  including  at 
the  Harvard  Museum  of  Fine  Arts,  the 
Copley  Society,  Vose  Gallery  of  Boston,  and 
the  Castle  Rock  Gallery  of  Indianapolis. 
Frank  took  part  in  civil  rights  marches  in  the 
'60s  led  by  Rev.  Martin  Luther  King,  Jr.  He  is 
survived  by  his  wife,  Donna,  to  whom  we 
offer  our  profound  sympathy. 

We  have  only  recently  learned  of  the 
death  of  Frank  "Tink"  Osborne  on  15  Janu- 
ary 1988  and  that  his  wife  passed  away  a 
short  time  thereafter.  He  resided  in  Char- 
lottesville, Virginia,  and  is  survived  by  his 
daughter  to  whom  we  send  our  deep  re- 
grets and  sympathy. 


>}  *7  John  Keogh,  Jr. 

^  '  Keogh,  Burkhart  &  Vetter 

34  Wall  Street,  P.  O.  Box  126 
PHILLIPS  Norwalk,  CT  06852 

Joe  (R.S.M.)  Emrich,  formerly  Episcopal 
Bishop  of  Michigan,  tells  us:  "I  took  an  ad- 
vanced degree  at  the  University  of  Magde- 
burg in  Germany,  and  before  that  graduat- 
ed from  Union  Seminary  in  New  York.  Sun 
City  is  a  large  retirement  community  with 
fine  medical  facilities.  I  am  very  busy  in  this 
diocese  and  wouldn't  want  to  be  busier.  As 
far  as  I  know,  my  health  is  good,  partly  be- 
cause of  heart  surgery  two  years  ago." 

Bob  Kimball  writes  of  eye  problems  such 
as  a  detached  retina  and  cataract  operation, 
but  adds  "My  only  handicap  is  no  night 
driving  and  difficulty  in  following  the  flight 
of  a  golf  ball.  Otherwise  my  health  at  age  80 
is  great.  I  expect  to  enjoy  my  65th  in  1992." 

A  note  from  Ted  Persons  becomes  very 
philosophical:  "speaking  of  New  England, 
our  native  land,  it  is  always  a  delight  to  read 
in  the  Bulletin  about  the  .  .  .  Andover-Abbot 
academy  of  "boys  and  girls  together"  up 
there  on  the  hill,  and  it  is  still  very  evident  to 
us  that  what  we  used  to  call,  in  Al  Stearns' 
Andover,  "the  Andover  Spirit,"  is  still  very 
much  alive  in  the  modern  Andover.  The 
merger  of  the  schools  was  not  just  a  "Go 
with  the  Flow"  move  but  an  accomplish- 
ment of  inestimable  value  to  future  genera- 
tions of  kids  and  teachers." 

Jim  Reynolds  reports  attending  a  Re- 
ynolds Family  Reunion  at  the  Greenbriar  in 
White  Sulphur  Springs,  West  Virginia,  in 
April,  adding  "we  are  now  the  oldest  of  the 
clan!" 

Please  note  that  Jean  and  Townsend  Rich 
have  a  new  address:  Essex  Meadows,  108,  a 
retirement  community  in  Essex,  Conn. 
06426.  Robbie  (Edward  L.)  Robertson  is  still 
delighted  with  life  in  St.  Thomas:  "I  swim  al- 
most every  day  a  quarter  of  a  mile  (slowly), 
with  air  and  water  temp  at  about  eighty  de- 
grees F.  I've  lived  in  many  parts  of  the 


world,  but  never  anywhere  with  such  fine 
weather  conditions."  Ham  Eastman  had  vis- 
ited with  him  and  discussed  the  problems  he 
and  Marc  Mason  were  having  with  the 
Alumni  Fund  drive,  especially  with  class- 
mates who  have  given  nothing  in  the  past 
five  years  or  more.  The  support  of  all  is 
needed! 

The  news  from  Clarke  Smith  is  that  he  is 
still  in  active  practice  and  attending  "con- 
tinuing legal  education"  meetings.  Clarke 
visited  Marco  Island,  Florida  last  year;  this 
year  he  spent  ten  days  in  Tucson,  Ariz. 

Regretfully,  we  report  that  Fred  Cooper 
passed  away  on  11  March  1989.  A  letter 
from  his  widow,  Loretta,  states  he  had  been 
"very  ill  the  past  two  years  with  terminal 
cancer  ....  He  shall  be  ever  close  in  my 
mind  and  heart."  Her  address  is  2203  Impe- 
rial Palms  Drive,  Largo,  FL  33540. 


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James  R.  Adriance 
#4  Bradford  House 
237  No.  Main  Street 
Andover,  MA  01810 


As  revealed  above,  your  secretary  has 
swung  full  circle,  from  Jesse  Helms  turf, 
where  basketball  reigns  supreme,  and  tor- 
nado alerts  seem  to  be  indecently  common- 
place in  this  weird  springtime  of  1989.  As  a 
Vermont  farmer  observed  in  the  midst  of  a 
hurricane,  "It's  a  mite  airy,  ain't  it?"  E'en 
though  New  England  winters  are  on  a  par 
with  garlic,  onions,  TV  commercials,  and 
would-be  macho  coed  drivers  at  the  nether 
end  of  my  dance  card,  the  prospect  of  being 
nearer  some  family  and  old  friends  out- 
weighed climatic  aversion  and  led  to  sale  of 
N.C.  realty  and  rental  of  Shawsheen  apart- 
ment just  down  the  hill  from  Andover 
Square.  As  these  notes  are  concocted,  I  am 
in  the  throes  of  preparing  for  late  June 
move  and  attempting  to  retain  a  modicum 
of  sanity  in  the  process.  As  aid  and  comfort 
in  this  obfuscating  operation,  some  of  the 
finer  passages  of  Holy  Writ  are  useful,  aug- 
mented by  cherubic  Charlie  Forbes'  oft- 
quoted  Vergilian  "Forgan  et  haec  olim  memi- 
nisse  iuvabit",  mixed  with  Bill  Frank's  phil- 
osophical "C'est  la  cotton-pickin'  Vie,"  and 
Casey  Stengel's  "They  say  you  can't  do  it, 
but  sometimes  it  doesn't  always  work." 

And  now,  on  to  the  meat  course,  with  ap- 
propriate recognition  of  the  vegetarians, 
whom  someone  defined  as  "people  who 
won't  eat  anything  that  can  have  children." 
Fred  Wolff  reports  "lunch  each  week  with  a 
fellow  named  Roger  Vaughan,"  turning 
over  the  gavel  of  presidency  of  the  Dunwor- 
kin'  Club  of  which  Rog  was  president  back 
in  1981.  Fred's  reaction  to  the  gavel-releasing 
process  was  an  almost  audible,  "Now  I'm 
free,"  and  his  response  to  the  "business"  slot 
on  the  Alumfund  envelope  was,  "you're  kid- 
ding, of  course,"  all  indicative  of  enjoyment 
of  retirement  status.  Fred's  was  the  first 
news  within  memory  regarding  Rog,  from 
whom  a  direct  report  on  Vaughanian  activi- 
ties would  be  most  welcome. 

Staying  with  the  Rogers,  Rog  Murray 
wrote  of  attendance  with  Agnes  at  "the  in- 
spiring service  for  Bob  Walker,  with  much 
appreciation  for  his  life  of  teaching  and  car- 
ing." Dave  Keedy  reported  retirement  from 
San  Antonio  medical  career  from  larger  to 


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smaller  domicile,  "punctuated  by  my  own 
facilities  (if  not  faculties)"  with  by-pass, 
roto-rooted  carotid,  new  LF  lens,  and  water- 
works modification,  on  none  of  which  did 
Calvin  Coolidge  touch  in  May  1928  to  pre- 
pare us  boys  for  life  in  the  low-fat  lane  (at- 
tention President  Bush). 

Much  closer  to  the  scenes  of  our  flaming 
youth,  Eric  Smith,  back  as  Concord,  Mass., 
resident,  wrote  regarding  reunion  as  "a 
gentle  and  somewhat  nostalgic  gathering  of 
old  friends,"  pleasure  at  seeing  Paul  Rear- 
don  there  so  shortly  before  he  left  us,  hopes 
for  a  good  turnout  for  '28's  65th  in  1993. 
Eric  has  been  back  in  Concord  since  retire- 
ment from  Maine  Central  Railroad  at  the 
end  of  1983,  after  rendering  voluntary  con- 
sultant assist  in  breaking  in  his  successor. 
Since  return  to  Concord,  he  has  "kept  busy 
and  happy"  doing  treasury  work  for  Or- 
chard House,  the  museum  home  of  Louisa 
May  Alcott,  and  for  the  Thoreau  Lyceum, 
as  well  as  doing  work  for  his  church  and 
college,  tangling  with  two  successful  cata- 
ract operations,  walking  for  exercise,  fat  re- 
stricted dieting  with  microwave  aid,  and 
"pulling  the  plug  on  my  TV  at  bedtime  on 
Saturday,  not  to  reinstate  it  until  the  follow- 
ing Friday  night."  Chapeaux  aloft  to  you, 
Eric!  Henry  David  would  surely  endorse 
such  boob  tube  eschewal. 

In  conjunction  with  a  somewhat  fierce 
looking  photo,  an  article  in  the  Hampshire 
Gazette  featured  Tom  Mendenhall  as  Smith 
College's  sixth  and  last  male  president,  af- 
ter twenty-five  years  as  Yale  history  mentor 
and  college  master.  Tom's  career  in  both  in- 
stitutions was  enlightened  and  distin- 
guished during  many  tumultuous  years 
and  since  retirement  to  Martha's  Vineyard, 
he  and  wife  Nellie  have  been  active  volun- 
teer participants  in  a  variety  of  local  civic 
organizations,  including  the  M.V.  Hospital, 
where  Tom  served  for  eight  years  as  chair- 
man and  executive  officer,  and  various  con- 
servation organizations.  The  Mendenhalls 
are  noted  as  authorities  on  charades,  and 
Tom  as  a  renowned  oarsman  and  author  of 
a  book  and  many  articles  on  the  subject  of 
rowing.  He  is  also  noted  as  a  connoisseur  of 
sticky  buns,  and  as  the  wearer  of  highly 
audible  and  occasionally  disreputable  sport 
coats,  which  led  former  Yale  president  Whit 
Griswold,  when  he  and  Tom  were  both 
young  instructors,  to  accuse  him  of  "aging 
his  sports  coats  in  a  manure  pile."  Obvious- 
ly the  Smith  trustees  did  not  concur  in  this 
well  nigh  libellous  assessment.  The  whole 
curriculum  vitae,  too  long  to  chronicle  here, 
adds  up  to  a  "well  done,  Thomas."  PA  '28 
is  glad  to  claim  you.  I'd  send  a  copy  of  this 
write-up  to  the  corresponding  secretary  of 
our  Eli  Class  of  '32,  but  he  is  you. 

Worthy  of  a  similar  encomium  is  onetime 
Fuess  Award  winner  Gerry  Gesell  head- 
lined in  two  press  releases  as  "Judge  in  Oli- 
ver North  case  minces  lawyers,  not  words" 
and  "down-to-earth  judge  who  gets  to  heart 
of  case."  His  earlier  involvement  in  issuing 
"dozens  of  controversial  decisions  concern- 
ing Congress,  the  FBI,  the  CIA,  the  Defense 
Department,  and  other  agencies"  included 
his  "first  widely  noted  case  overturning  the 
DC  abortion  law  as  unconstitutional."  All 
this  led  naturally  to  his  selection  for  an 
award  for  dedicated  public  service.  The 
A. P.  photo  of  a  beaming  jurist  was  in  keep- 
ing with  the  reporter's  statement  that  his 
reputation  for  no-nonsense  judgements  "is 
belied  by  his  appearance.  With  pink  cheeks, 


and  sparkling  blue  eyes,  the  78-year-old 
judge  looks  like  everybody's  favorite  grand- 
father." You,  too,  Your  Honor,  PA  '28  is 
happy  to  claim. 

The  sudden  death  of  Martha  McLean 
from  a  heart  attack  in  late  March  came  as  a 
shock  to  her  and  Don's  legion  of  friends 
who  loved  and  admired  her.  She  was  a  tru- 
ly gracious  and  vivacious  lady,  who  made 
the  world  a  better  place  for  all  whose  lives 
she  touched,  and  it  seemed  only  fitting  that 
her  departure  was  swift  and  painless  and 
that  she  was  spared  a  lingering  illness. 


Lois  Dunn  Morse 
53  1/2  Lyme  Road,  Apt.  7 
ABBOT  Hanover,  NH  03755 

Thanks  to  those  who  replied  to  my  request 
for  news.  It  is  good  to  hear  from  you. 

Betty  Ryan  Hill  claims,  "No  big  news.  I 
fell  a  week  before  Thanksgiving,  so  broke 
my  left  hip  and  was  hospitalized  until  Janu- 
ary 18th  —  home  now,  well  with  a  quad 
cane.  Good  regards  to  all." 

Winnie  Dudley  Burnham:  "The  archives 
(and  the  archivist)  are  busier  than  usual 
these  days,  since  North  Yarmouth  Academy 
(where  I  was  librarian  till  '83)  is  celebrating 
its  175th  anniversary  this  year.  They  not  only 
want  facts,  they  want  artifacts,  and  the  dust 
is  rising  in  clouds  as  I  try  to  uncover  what  is 
needed  for  exhibits,  etc.  Makes  me  feel  use- 
ful anyway.  Affectionate  greetings  to  all." 

Louise  Hyde  Reilly:  "Selling  real  estate, 
but  after  I  did  the  splits  on  the  stairs  and 
tore  the  ligaments  in  my  left  knee,  I  am  not 
quite  so  mobile.  My  daughter  married  in 
July  1987.  Her  husband  is  a  wonderful  per- 
son and  they  are  still  very  much  in  love. 
Her  name  is  now  Chris  Freeman.  She  works 
in  the  Division  of  Aeronautics  in  the  State 
Department  of  Transportation.  My  grand- 
daughter, 21,  lives  with  me  and  works  in  a 
specialty  shop.  Love,  Louise." 

Emily  Sloper  Shailer:  "Still  fighting  arthri- 
tis right  hand!  Walk  each  day  for  an  hour. 
Living  alone.  Nieces  and  nephews  who  are 
scattered  over  the  world,  come  to  visit  each 
year.  Have  finally  reached  weight  goal  of  138 
(two  year  struggle  to  do  this!).  Looks  as 
though  I'll  make  it  to  100!  Wish  classmates 
would  stop  by  when  in  this  area.  Love." 

Katherine  Fox  Smiley:  "This  miserable 
weather  slows  one  down!  Writing  (a  book 
of  short  stories),  quilting  —  can  both  be 
June  sitting  down!  What  fun  we  had  at  the 
60th  lunch  party.  Nice  to  know  that  Abbot's 
buildings  will  be  preserved  by  the  town  of 
Andover.  Hope  all  is  well." 

Margaret  Nivision  Chase:  "You  ask  if 
we  are  still  traveling.  At  this  point  we  have 
no  plans.  In  May  of  1988  we  spent  2  1/2 
weeks  in  Japan  visiting  Tokyo,  Fuji- 
Hakone,  Kyoto,  Hiroshima,  Miajima,  Nara 
and  Fuji-Yoshida.  We  were  part  of  a  Port- 
land, Maine,  delegation  to  Shinagawa,  Port- 
land's sister  city.  This  summer  Portland 
will  host  about  250  visitors  from  Shina- 
gawa. Last  September  we  attended  a  string 
quartet  workshop  in  Newagen,  Maine,  with 
the  Portland  String  Quartet,  and  in  October 
flew  to  St.  Pete's  Beach  for  a  weekend.  I  am 
still  a  church  organist.  Nivie." 

Betty  Whitney  Brinkley:  "Thank  you  for 
keeping  in  touch.  I  wish  I  had  more  energy 


for  travel,  but  our  trip  to  Greece  and  the  Is- 
lands proved  to  be  pretty  strenuous  for  this 
81-year-old.  I'm  just  busy  at  home  in  this 
quiet  little  town  (Lakeport,  Calif.)  and  try- 
ing to  keep  out  of  the  highway  gridlock. 
Roads  get  more  and  more  impossible  in 
California  —  two  cars  plus  per  family.  I  am 
working  hard  for  our  performing  arts,  gar- 
den club  and  am  taking  piano  lessons  after 
a  long  lapse.  My  best  to  you  and  '28  mates." 

Mary  Piper  Sears:  "My  only  news  is  that 
I  am  going  to  Bermuda  to  celebrate  my  80th 
and  I  am  taking  my  children  with  me,  as 
well  as  my  oldest  and  closest  friend  (74 
years),  as  a  present  I  am  giving  to  myself. 
We  are  to  go  for  a  five-day  stay  over  my 
birthday.  I've  been  to  Bermuda  many  times 
but  for  three  of  my  guests  it  will  be  their 
first  time.  It  will  be  fun  I  am  sure.  Hope  you 
are  keeping  in  good  health.  I  am  doing  fine 
for  an  old  lady."  Hope  it  was  a  wonderful 
celebration. 

In  March  I  wrote  for  the  class  to  Susan 
Gould  Parker.  She  sent  a  card  saying,  "It 
saddens  me  to  have  to  inform  you  of  my 
dear  mother's  death  on  February  14.  My 
mother,  Frances  Gould  Parker  (Mrs.  John 
J.)  always  spoke  with  a  great  deal  of  pride 
and  joy  of  her  days  at  Abbot.  She  is  sur- 
vived by  her  husband;  one  son  and  two 
daughters  and  the  grandchildren  who  shall 
miss  her  greatly." 

We  of  the  Class  of  '28  seem  to  have  our 
joys  and  our  sorrows. 

Thanks  for  keeping  in  touch.  Best  of 
wishes,  Laddie. 


2Q  Andrew  Y.  Rogers 

Winsloxv  Homer  Road 
PHILLIPS  Prouts  Neck,  ME  04074 

Eighteen  classmates  attended  our  60th  re- 
union from  Friday  9  June  to  Sunday  11 
June.  We  were  also  honored  by  the  pres- 
ence of  Rosamond  Wheeler  Putnam,  repre- 
senting the  class  of  Abbot  1929,  and  Rachel 
Kimball.  Rachel  is  the  widow  of  our  class- 
mate, Fred  Kimball.  Most  of  us  arrived  on 
Friday  for  a  walking  tour  of  the  expanded 
Oliver  Wendell  Holmes  Library.  This  was 
followed  by  a  reception  in  the  lobby  of 
Evans  Hall  Science  Building  and  a  buffet 
supper  in  the  Case  Memorial  Cage. 

On  Saturday  we  marched  to  the  Cage  for 
lunch;  various  seminars  were  followed  by 
our  class  dinner  at  the  Andover  Inn.  Those 
in  attendance  were:  Al  Rill,  and  wife,  Eliz- 
abeth; Phil  Allen,  and  wife,  Betty;  Willis 
Armstrong,  Elmer  Bull,  George  French  and 
wife,  Caroline;  Ben  Gault  and  wife,  Jose- 
phine; Hugh  Jones  and  wife,  Emma;  Ra- 
chel Kimball,  Curley  Marsh,  and  wife  Ma- 
vis; John  Mooney  and  wife,  Joan;  Quigg 
Newton  and  wife,  Ginny;  Ted  Page  and 
wife,  Sally;  George  Parsons  and  wife,  Eliza- 
beth; Charlie  Reed  and  wife,  Helen;  Andy 
Rogers,  Mac  Taylor,  Frank  Townend  and 
wife,  Lenchen;  Joe  Ullman  and  wife,  Ruth; 
and  Don  Wilson. 

The  reunion  was  a  great  success  due  to 
the  efforts  of  many  at  Andover  including 
Denis  Tippo. 

We  had  a  class  meeting  before  dinner 
Saturday  night.  Phil  Allen  was  elected  as 
the  new  class  secretary.  The  fund  raising 
efforts  of  Frank  Townend  and  Art  Rogers 
resulted  in  the  highest  amount  donated  by 


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1929  donates  more  than  any  previous  60th  class. 


a  60th  reunion  class,  over  $40,000.  Art  is  re- 
tiring, and  Frank  will  carry  on.  He  is  look- 
ing for  help. 

Other  news:  a  long  letter  was  received 
from  John  Kopper  who  had  hoped  to  come 
to  reunion  but  ill  health  prevented  his  trav- 
elling. He  is  continuing  in  his  retirement  a 
lifetime  occupation  on  behalf  of  Johns  Hop- 
kins University.  The  University  is  lucky  to 
have  his  thorough  and  careful  attention  to 
the  safeguarding  of  old  records. 

Jack  Strauss  died  recently  and  left  Ando- 
ver  $100,000  in  memory  of  our  class,  a  won- 
derful gift  to  the  school. 

Saturday  morning  there  was  a  memorial 
service  for  all  Andover  men  who  had  died 
in  the  last  five  years;  there  were  forty  of  our 
classmates  listed.  We  were  all  touched  by 
the  service  and  thankful  that  some  of  us 
were  still  up  and  about. 

Best  regards  to  you  all  as  I  retire  as  class 
secretary. 


<y  Q  Lois  Hardy  Daloz 

^  Box  819  -  R.F.DM 

ABBOT  Hancock,  NH  03449 

Unfortunately,  I  missed  the  "hurry-up" 
class  notes  deadline  which  is  directly  after 
reunions.  You  will,  however,  read  lots  of 
news  in  the  fall  Andover  Bulletin.  Thanks 
for  waiting  .  . .  see  you  then.  Lois. 


OH  Fred  W.  Curtis 

JV'  37  Robbinsville-Edinburg  Road 
PHILLIPS  Robbinsville,  NJ  08691 

It's  a  big  moment  in  your  correspondent's 
life  when  he  receives  any  news  from  a  class- 
mate, so  I'm  excited  to  report  that  I've  expe- 
rienced three  such  earthshaking  events 
since  last  we  went  to  press. 

One  was  from  Dan  Bushnell,  whom  I 
didn't  remember,  but  he  cleared  it  up  by  ex- 
plaining that  he  left  Andover  after  our  Jun- 
ior year  (our  first,  you'll  remember)  and  lat- 
er went  on  to  spend  the  rest  of  his  working 
life  with  Standard  Oil  of  N.J.  and  Texaco. 
To  keep  fit  he  plays  tennis,  with  Rush  Field, 
PA  '27,  as  his  partner.  He  writes,  "Our  com- 


bined ages  as  of  1989  will  be  160  years,  so 
naturally  we  are  champions  of  our  age 
bracket  simply  because  there  are  no  other 
players  left  in  said  bracket!"  Those  two 
have  been  partners  since  EDP  days  at  And- 
over. You  who  are  Yalies  will  be  interested 
to  know  that  Dan's  wife  was  Andy  Mark- 
wald's  sister. 

Another  bolt  out  of  the  blue  was  a  type 
of  autobiography  from  George  "Bob" 
McLean  who  left  Andover  in  his  first  year. 
He  went  on  to  take  his  B.A.  at  Lafayette,  be- 
came a  lawyer,  was  an  oblate  in  the  Trap- 
pist  monastery  in  Kentucky  for  three  years, 
next  became  a  full-time  professor  of  Philos- 
ophy at  King's  College  in  Wilkes  Barre,  Pa., 
from  which  he  retired  in  1970  to  England 
where  he  continues  to  live.  I  like  his  sense 
of  humor  for  he  writes,  "Probably  few,  if 
any,  in  the  class  of  1930  will  remember  me 
but  someone  may  have  wondered  'Whatev- 
er became  of  McLean  who  was  gone  as 
soon  as  he  came?'." 

While  in  Horida  last  March  I  had  a  nice 
telecon  with  Tim  Welch  which  he  followed 
up  with  a  letter  saying  that  his  granddaugh- 
ter Eliza  will  enter  Andover  this  fall  and  that 
he  plays  a  lot  of  golf  and  runs  into  many  PA 
alumni  when  playing  in  the  U.S.G.A.  tourna- 
ments. After  telling  me  that  he  had  taken  a 
trip  around  the  world  and  then  gone  to 
school  near  Monte  Carlo  "so  I  could  under- 
stand my  fast-talking  French  friends,"  Tim 
apologized  for  not  having  anything  more  in- 
teresting to  report!  I  wish  a  few  of  you  other 
fellows  would  throw  me  a  bone  like  that 
once  in  a  while.  I'm  with  Tim  who  wrote, 
"How  about  hearing  from  Rod  Brown,  Guy 
Hayes,  Walt  Kimball,  Leeds  Mitchell?" 
Well,  how  about  it! 

Bruce  Gelser  reports  that  his  grandson  is 
now  attending  Andover,  thereby  making 
the  fourth  consecutive  generation  of  Gelsers 
to  attend  PA.  Dick  Wilder  returned  from 
wintering  in  New  Smyrna  Beach,  Fla.,  to  re- 
new his  acquaintance  with  his  surgeon,  but 
plans  to  recover  in  plenty  of  time  to  enjoy 
the  summer  in  Maine. 

While  in  Rochester,  I  talked  to  Fred  Gor- 
don the  day  after  he  returned  home  from 
Florida  where  he  spends  six  months  every 
year  on  his  boat  fishing,  cruising  around, 
and  generally  taking  it  easy.  He  must  have 
an  "in"  with  the  local  weather  man  because 
he  returned  8  May  one  day  after  Rochester 
experienced  its  heaviest  snowfall  of  this 
winter.  Officially  10.9  inches  of  snow  fell  on 
the  7th,  thereby  setting  an  all-time  record 


for  the  day  and  for  the  month.  Fred  says  he 
sees  Phil  Hirsh  every  now  and  then. 

I'm  happy  to  be  able  to  report  nothing  in 
the  necrology  department  this  time  which 
is  a  good  omen  for  our  60th  reunion  which 
will  take  place  on  8,  9,  and  10  June  1990. 
Even  though  the  total  number  of  our  class 
contributors  dropped  from  80  in  1986-87  to 
76  in  1987-88,  there  are  still  over  125  mem- 
bers of  our  class  left,  enough  to  set  an  all- 
time  record  for  a  60th  reunion  if  we  all  put 
our  minds  and  hearts  to  it. 


'I't  Martin  H.  Donahoe,  Jr. 

1  Country  Club  Drive 
PHILLIPS  Rochester,  NY  14618 

This  column  offers  sincere  apologies  to 
Ledge  Mitchell.  Some  time  ago  we  said 
that  Ledge  had  recently  remarried.  This  is 
not  so.  Ledge  is  single.  The  error  caused  no 
end  of  embarrassment  —  the  endless  deni- 
als, return  of  monogrammed  gifts  and  the 
lack  of  phone  calls  from  rich  and  beautiful 
ladies.  He  may  never  speak  to  me  again. 

We  had  a  long  letter  from  Lou  Kingman 
in  McLean,  Va.  In  May  he  competed  in  a 
150-mile  bike  race  which  follows  a  route 
from  Norfolk  to  Elizabeth  City,  N.C.,  and 
return.  The  race  raises  funds  for  those  af- 
flicted with  MS.  Lou  was  the  oldest  entrant 
and  found  he  could  pass  quite  a  few  of  the 
younger  bucks.  Next  on  the  agenda  was  a 
trip  to  Russia  with  wife  and  92-year-old 
mother-in-law.  They  will  go  down  the  Vol- 
ga River  to  Stalingrad  and  stop  over  in  Ire- 
land on  the  way  home.  He  says  he  has 
many  good  memories  of  PA  in  its  rough 
and  ready  heyday,  before  coeds. 

Dick  Erstein,  a  retired  foreign  service  of- 
ficer living  in  Washington,  DC,  is  treasurer 
of  the  Alzheimer  Association,  Greater 
Washington  Chapter  and  is  a  member  of 
the  District  of  Columbia  Nursing  Home 
Commission. 

Last  December,  the  Ellsworth  Maine 
American  had  an  article  about  Harry  Me- 
serve.  He  was  celebrating  his  fiftieth  anni- 
versary of  ordination  in  the  Unitarian  Uni- 
versalist  church.  Harry  was  educated  at 
Haverford  College  and  Harvard  Divinity 
School.  He  received  an  honorary  degree 
from  Meadville  Theological  School.  Harry 
has  served  churches  in  Cohasset,  Buffalo, 
Northern  Westchester,  Grosse  Point  and 
Ellsworth  where  he  has  been  minister  emer- 
itus since  1980.  He  has  been  active  in  the 
Rockefeller  Brothers  Fund,  the  Academy  of 
Religion  and  Mental  Health  and  the  Ameri- 
can Civil  Liberties  Union.  He  is  editor  of  the 
Journal  of  Religion  and  Health  and  the  author 
of  three  books. 

From  the  New  York  Times  2/16/89:  John 
H.  Batten  former  chairman  of  the  board 
and  chief  executive  officer  of  Twin  Disc 
Inc.,  a  manufacturer  of  power  transmission 
equipment,  died  of  cancer  Tuesday  at  St. 
Lukes  Memorial  Hospital  in  Racine,  Wis. 
He  was  77  years  old.  Mr.  Batten,  a  native  of 
Chicago,  joined  the  family  firm  after  gradu- 
ating from  Yale  University.  He  served  on 
the  board  of  the  National  Association  of 
Manufacturers  and  was  co-founder  of  Ra- 
cine Commercial  Airport,  a  privately 
owned  airport.  Surviving  are  his  wife,  Ka- 
tie, two  sons,  and  a  daughter. 


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of  other  activities,  Gladwin  Hill  is  doing 
some  advertising  for  a  grocery  chain  (at 
Andover  1  wrote  copy  for  the  North  German 
Lloyd  Line  to  run  in  The  Phillipian.)"  Don 
Bartlett  escaped  the  weather  around  Lake 
Champlain  to  do  a  thorough  job  on  the 
South  Pacific  via  the  Royal  Viking  Star,  latest 
of  a  cruising  habit  since  he  tapered  off  on 
skiing.  And  Mac  Millard  travelled  the  oppo- 
site way,  leaving  Carmel,  Calif.,  for  ten  days 
on  the  Nantucket  Clipper  off  the  Carolina  and 
Georgia  coasts.  An  AP  dispatch  in  the  Nezo 
York  Times  for  9  May  reported  the  death  of 
Bob  Cooke,  75,  longtime  sports  editor  of  the 
New  York  Herald  Tribune  and  later  manag- 
ing editor  of  Golf  magazine,  and  PR  director 
of  Schaefer  Brewery.  He  lived  in  Miami 
Shores,  Fla..  The  class  extends  the  sympathy 
of  all  to  his  family 


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Marie  H.  WJiitchill 
374  North  Montgomery  St. 
Newburgh,  NY  12550 


The  May  deadline  for  sending  notes  for  the 
summer  Bulletin  is  here  and  the  only  one  to 
send  news  was  Cora  Budgell  Bourgeois 
"As  of  18  December  I  am  a  great- 
grandmother.  Beth-Ann  and  Kevin  have  a 
son,  Keith.  I  have  fun  taking  care  of  him. 
Just  four-months  old  and  when  you  talk  to 
him,  he  looks  right  at  you  and  tries  to  talk. 
Sharon,  my  granddaughter,  is  getting  mar- 
ried May  20th.  In  February,  I  went  to  St. 
Thomas  and  St.  John  with  my  sister  Bernice. 
I  keep  in  touch  with  Dottie  Hunt  Bassett. 
She  seems  happy  in  her  new  surroundings 
and  keeps  busy." 

My  sister  Ruth  Whitehill  Wygant  '29  has 
her  first  great-granddaughter.  She  says  she 
didn't  mind  being  a  great-grandmother  un- 
til she  realized  she  was  the  mother  of  a 
grandfather. 


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PHILLIPS 


Reginald  T.  Clough 
U  Otter  Cove  Dr. 
OldSaybrook,  CT  06475 


The  Writers  Guild  of  America  in  March 
honored  "several  veteran  film  writers, 
among  them  two-time  Oscar  winner  Ring 
Lardner,  Jr.  The  last  surviving  writer  from 
the  blacklisted  Hollywood  10,  Lardner  re- 
ceived the  coveted  Screen  Laurel  Award,  a 
select  honor  for  writers  who  in  the  Guild's 
words  have  'advanced  the  literature  of  mo- 
tion pictures  through  the  years.'  Prev  ious 
winners  include  screen-writing  giants  John 
Huston,  Preston  Sturges,  Billy  Wilder  and 
Julius  and  Philip  Epstein,"  said  the  Los  An- 
geles Herald  Examiner  in  reporting  the 
event.  "Every  year,"  Lardner  said  in  accept- 
ing the  award,  "a  handful  of  really  good 
pictures  get  made,  pictures  as  good  as  any- 
thing in  Hollywood  history.  So,  really, 
.there's  always  a  reason  to  keep  trying." 

Lovett  C.  (Pete)  Peters  has  started  a  new 
career  as  board  chairman  of  the  Pioneer  Insti- 
tute for  Public  Policy  Research,  a  think  tank 
in  Boston.  It  raised  $168,000  last  year  and  is 
shooting  for  $301,000  in  1989,  all  devoted  to 
sponsoring  academic  studies  in  educational, 
legislative  and  pro  bono  publico  areas. 

Ace  Israel  "is  particularly  proud  of  his 
grandson  now  playing  on  the  Yale  golf 


team,"  writes  Bill  Beinecke  "Our  oldest, 
Rick,  went  to  Andover  and  is  now  on  the 
board  of  trustees  ....  In  my  retirement  I've 
gotten  hooked  on  astronomy.  My  early  in- 
terest was  kindled  by  Freddy  Boyce  .  .  .  ." 
As  a  result  of  serving  on  Consolidated  Edi- 
son's board  for  several  years,  Bill  became  a 
firm  "supporter  of  nuclear  power  ...  in  a 
nation  much  too  dependent  on  fossil  fuels 
[but]  very  much  concerned  about  the  build- 
up of  nuclear  weapons 

Heinie  Gardner  had  his  second  knee  re- 
placement in  January  which  "should  help 
my  backswing."  Now  retired,  he  "sure  liked 
working  better."  Mather  (Kim)  Whitehead 
has  had  a  below-the-knee  amputation  be- 
cause of  varicose  vein  and  circulatory  prob- 
lems. Scott  Fitz  "just  got  out  of  the  hospital 
(reasons  unknown)."  "All  nine  grandchil- 
dren" assembled  to  help  celebrate  the  Fitz' 
50th  wedding  anniversary.  Jack  Edie  is  still 
active  in  international  education  in  Minneso- 
ta; his  crowning  achievement  (or  at  least  one 
of  them)  was  helping  the  Koreans  start  a 
school  system  that  now  boasts  the  "highest 
literacy  rate  in  the  world!"  John  Dorman  re- 
ports "no  news  from  Orient;  that's  why  we 
retired  to  this  bucolic  spot."  Still,  a  spate  of 
volunteer  work,  plus  "Elderhostel  sessions 
in  Mexico,  Prince  Edward  Island,  Virginia 
and  North  Carolina"  and  attention  to  his 
golf  swing,  "keeps  us  out  of  trouble."  Fred 
Beebee  issues  a  challenge  to  all:  he  now  has 
fourteen  great-grandchildren,  with  two 
more  in  transit.  Takers,  anyone?  Edward 
(Jake)  Jacobson  splits  his  year  between  Sara- 
sota, Fla.,  Wayland,  Mass.,  and  Norton,  Vt., 
has  one  daughter  and  two  grandchildren, 
but  "no  Andover  aspirants  yet."  Francis 
O'Reilly  left  Lock  Haven,  Pa.,  long  enough 
in  mid-May  to  serve  as  co-chairman  of 
Grandparents  Day  at  Andover,  where  his 
granddaughter,  Erin  O'Reilly,  was  due  to 
graduate  in  June.  Bill  Herbert  beefs  that  "the 
tourist  build-up  on  the  Cape  (Cod)  has  be- 
come intolerable,"  so  much  so  he  lias  set 
,isu)e  tour  months  for  escape  to  Dorset,  Vt., 
which,  he  hopes,  won't  "go  the  way  of  the 
Cape,"  (any  bettors?).  Bill  Jones  is  enjoying 
retirement  in  Darien,  Ct.,  with  his  wife,  Jer- 
ry, and  "resident  grandchild,"  Max,  a  97  lb. 
German  Shepherd  now  confined  to  a  trolley 
"for  treeing  our  neighbors  grass  cutters." 
Jack  Rowland,  in  common  with  thousands, 
raves  about  the  sensational  weather  around 
Naples,  Fla.,  this  winter  and  has  scheduled 
his  golf  for  more  of  same  around  Osterville, 
Cape  Cod.  In  addition  to  an  overpacked  bag 


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Frances  Harvey  Starkweather 
South  Road 
East  Lernpster,  NH  03605 


A  good  bunch  of  replies  this  time  ....  More 
50th  wedding  anniversaries;  Everett  and 
Ruth  Tyler  Smith's  last  July  at  a  party  given 
by  their  four  children,  and  Randal  and  Flop 
Dunbar  Robertson's,  with  all  their  children, 
will  be  in  June  this  year.  Flop  says  her  son 
and  her  daughter  and  son-in-law  will  all  join 
her  for  the  first  week  of  the  Berkshire  Choral 
Institute  at  Tanglewood,  then  she  and  Ran- 
dal will  stay  on  to  complete  their  month's 
vacation.  And  Ruth  is  another  classmate 
who  has  added  to  my  every  increasing  pile 
of  envy  by  going  to  China  last  October;  she 
and  Everett  have  eight  grandchildren,  ages 
two  to  twenty-one! 

In  September  Isabel  Arms  is  going  on  a 
cruise  with  four  Mount  Holyoke  classmates 
and  their  husbands,  but  she  doesn't  say 
where.  Then  in  November  she  is  planning  to 
move  to  Kimball  Farms,  a  retirement  facili- 
ty in  Lenox,  Mass.  I'll  put  the  address  in 
next  time.  Harriet  Wright  Hight  gets  more 
mileage  on  a  post  card  than  anyone  I  know: 
at  home  she  is  on  the  scholarship  commit- 
tee of  the  Greater  Worcester  Community 
Foundation,  and  is  secretary  of  two  clubs; 
in  March  she  and  Don  escaped  to  the  Wind- 
ward Islands  for  utter  rest;  in  June  they  will 
visit  the  Canadian  Rockies  and  wind  up  on 
the  Mirimichi  for  the  annual  salmon  fishing 
trip.  In  spite  of  arthritis,  she  says  she  man- 
ages "to  get  around,"  piling  understate- 
ment on  the  hyperbole  of  her  travels.  Doro- 
thy Rockwell  Clark  says  Spring  in 
Philadelphia  has  outdone  herself  this  year, 
and  I  had  a  taste  of  it  in  early  April  when  I 
visited  her  and  my  stepson.  Now  it's  mid- 
May  and  the  daffodils  are  just  beginning 
here.  In  June,  Dorothy  is  going  to  Ann  Ar- 
bor to  visit  one  daughter  and  four  grands, 
then  on  to  Denver  where  her  younger 
daughter,  an  air  traffic  controller,  has  just 
been  moved.  "The  modern  version  of  the 
Grand  Tour  for  the  moderately  endowed," 
she  says.  Kay  Brigham  Callanen  and  Gard- 
ner celebrated  their  birthdays  in  March 
with  a  cruise  to  St.  Martin,  Martinique  and 
San  Juan  and  have  now  settled  in  for  the 
summer  on  the  Cape. 

Combining  Cape  Cod  and  Maine  tor  the 
summer,  Molly  Marshall  Dudis  will  leave 
her  garden  in  Athol  which  she  also  aban- 
doned in  the  winter  for  visits  to  both  coasts 


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of  Florida,  where  she  especially  enjoyed 
swimming  in  the  Gulf  of  Mexico. 

Sue  Johnstone  Milliken  works  as  a  do- 
cent  in  the  1799  Abigail  Adams  Smith  Mu- 
seum in  New  York,  showing  groups  of 
school  children  and  adults,  the  reminders 
of  life  200  years  ago.  Her  Ph.D.  daughter 
and  son-in-law,  who  work  at  NYU  and  Bar- 
nard have  provided  doting  Sue  and  Peter 
with  a  granddaughter,  now  two. 

It  was  nice  to  hear  from  Priscilla  Don- 
nell  Anderson,  even  though  she  says  she 
has  nothing  to  report  this  time. 

This  summer  my  son  and  I  are  expecting 
visitors  from  France:  a  nephew,  his  wife 
and  daughter;  a  great  nephew;  and  a  non- 
relative  who  will  be  here  at  various  times 
during  July  and  August.  The  youngsters  are 
coming  to  improve  their  English;  the  others 
just  for  fun. 


entered  PA  with  our  class,  but  did  not  fin- 
ish with  us.  We  have  no  further  details.  A 
friend  sends  us  sad  news  of  the  death  of 
David  C.  Jenney  on  4  April  1989  of  cancer 
in  Boca  Raton,  Fla.  Dave  is  survived  by  a 
brother  living  in  Hawaii. 

A  clipping  from  Falmouth,  Mass.,  tells  us 
of  the  death  of  C.  Godfrey  Day  on  7  April 
1989.  Gus,  as  he  was  known  at  PA,  had 
been  an  oceanographic  researcher  at  Woods 
Hole  Oceanographic  Institution  for  twenty- 
five  years  when  he  retired  in  1977. 

We  extend  our  sympathy  to  the  families 
of  all  these  classmates.  We  shall  miss  know- 
ing they  are  there. 

On  behalf  of  our  class,  we  also  wish  to 
express  our  sympathy  to  Bill  Embree,  on 
the  loss  of  his  wife,  Ellen,  late  last  year. 


O  -5  Alfred  R.  Mc  Williams,  Jr. 

JJ  20  Stonehouse  Road 

PHILLIPS  Glen  Ridge,  NJ  07028 

Ye  editor  asks  us  ink-stained  wretches  to 
limit  our  notes  for  the  reunion  issue.  Judg- 
ing by  our  mail  —  the  stacks  of  it  we  did 
not  receive,  that  is  —  he  must  have  commu- 
nicated direct  with  all  of  PA  '33.  But  in  the 
spirit  of  Meredith  Price's  request,  we  con- 
dense our  commentary:  WRITE!  CALL! 
SEND  SMOKE  SIGNALS!  HELP!! 

We  are  indebted  to  our  class  MVP,  super 
class  agent  Hugh  Samson  for  our  first  news 
of  Tom  Greenough  in  many  years.  Hugh 
forwarded  a  letter  from  Tom  in  Seattle 
which  deserves  to  be  printed  in  toto  but  un- 
fortunately has  to  be  excerpted:  Tom  writes 
that  in  the  past  50  years  he  "took  part  in  a 
couple  of  wars,  made  planes  and  missiles  at 
Boeing,  shovelled  grain  and  managed  in- 
vestments ...  a  mixed  bag."  He  retired  at  57 
"to  do  the  things  I  wanted  to  do,"  which 
have  included  cruising  on  Puget  Sound  and 
in  Canadian  waters,  raising  rhododen- 
drons, studying  French  and  Japanese,  celes- 
tial navigation,  the  104-key  concertina, 
"etc."  His  "etc."  raises  fascinating  specula- 
tion. Tom  writes  of  three  sons,  in  Bangkok, 
Mogadishu,  and  Laurel,  Md.,  respectively, 
and  remarks,  with  the  full  backing  of  the 
Nautical  Almanac,  that  the  sun  never  sets 
on  the  Greenoughs. 

PA  '33  was  well  represented  at  the  Yale 
Class  of  1937  luncheon  last  week:  Rynn 
Berry,  as  '37  class  secretary,  looking  very 
fit;  Bill  Wigton,  our  first  meeting  in  many 
years,  still  in  investment  banking  and  liv  ing 
in  Plainfield,  N.J.;  Murray  Sanders,  our  re- 
tired country  squire  from  Upper  Marlbo- 
rough, Md.  Also,  the  wives  of  three  of  our 
departed  classmates:  Anne  Ramsey,  Gail 
Harman  and  Jean  Makepeace. 

Regretfully,  we  close  with  news  of 
deaths.  Warren  Babb  died  in  Portland,  Me., 
September  1987.  Warren  entered  Harvard 
from  PA  but  we  have  no  further  informa- 
tion. Lyndon  Crawford  died  in  January 
1989  in  Arlington,  Va.  Lyn  entered  Harvard 
from  Andover,  then  transferred  to  MIT  for 
his  senior  year.  He  received  his  S.B.  from 
MIT  in  Naval  Architecture  and  Marine  En- 
gineering, which  led  to  a  career  in  the  un- 
dersea warfare  field  with  several  corpora- 
tions. Allen  S.  Maestre  passed  away  on  22 
January  1989  in  Walnut  Creek,  Calif.  Allen 


'lA  Frederick  A.  Peterson 

19  Temple  Street 
PHILLIPS  Boston,  MA  02114 

Twenty  stalwarts  of  the  Class  of  1934  — 
eleven  of  them  accompanied  by  their  wives 
—  crowded  Andover  Hill  for  their  reunion. 
Those  who  didn't  make  it  this  time  will 
surely  be  there  five  years  from  now  for  the 
sixtieth.  The  Marblehead  picnic  at  Kate  and 
Bob  Sides's  cottage  was  the  greatest  single 
event,  barely  outmatching  Harding's  super- 
lative performance  in  locating  the  lost 
booze  in  the  trunk  of  his  car.  The  next 
greatest  was  the  unanimous  election  of 
James  Jerrold  Etcetera  Cook  to  replace  Pe- 
terson (who  planned  every  detail  of  every 
reunion  through  the  present.  He  was  re- 
markably efficient  in  twisting  the  arms  of 
reluctant  classmates  for  help.  He  will  now 
devote  more  energy  to  competitive  rowing 
and  Andover.  — ed)  as  class  secretary.  You 
can  write  Jerry  Cook,  who  is  eager  to  seize 
the  reins,  at  204  Rogers  Forge  Road,  Balti- 
more, MD  21212.  Harding  was  by  acclama- 
tion re-elected  to  the  presidency,  a  position 
he  has  filled  with  only  a  few  disastrous 
lapses  over  the  past  fifty-five  years.  His 
only  lapse  during  the  reunion  was  his  fail- 
ure to  go  for  a  swim  in  the  enchanting 
ocean  surf  off  the  Marblehead  rocks. 

But  in  spite  of  a  few  unfortunate  lapses 
of  the  leadership,  the  twenty  reunioners  of 
1934  really  did  have  a  spectacular  weekend. 
Joe  Fox  (co-founder  with  Alison  of  the  Fox 
Fellowship  Soviet-American  Exchange  Pro- 
grams at  Yale  and  Bryn  Mawr)  was  the  star 
and  guiding  light  of  the  class  of  1934's  pan- 
el, "Soviet-American  Exchanges  at  Andover 
and  Beyond."  Nardi  Campion  wowed  the 
crowd  with  the  rendition  of  her  epic  poem, 
"Fifty-Five  Years  of  Sex,"  and  we  all  had  a 
chance  to  see  Frank  Wallace's  terrific  pro- 
traits  and  Vermont  landscapes.  The  weath- 
er, in  spite  of  ominous  predictions,  was  per- 
fect —  sunny  skies,  warm  but  not  hot.  The 
class  dinner  in  Cooley  House  (formerly 
PAE),  was  a  delightful  event  executed  with- 
out a  flaw  under  the  direction  of  Dale  New- 
banks.  No  member  of  the  class,  however, 
ran  in  the  mini-marathon,  to  the  intense  dis- 
appointment of  the  unruly  mob  who 
ganged  up  at  the  finish  line  to  watch  Joe 
Fox  lead  the  pack  home  once  again. 

Without  question,  this  fun-filled  fifty- 
fifth  frolic  was  the  finest  in  Andover  histo- 
ry. If  you  had  the  misfortune  to  miss  it, 
make  a  big  splashy  note  in  your  1994  calen- 


dar to  ensure  your  appearance  next  time. 
For  the  record,  those  who  were  there  this 
time,  in  no  order  whatsoever  (order  during 
this  event  was  difficult  to  maintain)  were: 
Bob  Smith,  Tom  Thacher  and  Barbara,  Joe 
Stevens,  Fred  Peterson  and  Betsy,  Bill 
Harding  and  Alice,  Soapy  Chamberlin, 
Trev  Cushman,  Will  Urich,  Tom  Campion 
and  Nardi,  Bob  Sides  and  Kate,  Thor  Mar- 
tin and  Elsa,  Howie  Johnson  and  Rose,  Ed 
Hadley  and  Jean,  Pres  Little,  Paul  King, 
Dale  Newbanks,  Jerry  Cook,  Charlotte 
Banzhaf,  Steve  Powelson  and  Esther,  Joe 
Fox  and  Alison,  Fran  Belcher  and  Beth,  and 
Frank  Wallace. 


>2  C  Charles  L.  Miller,  Jr. 

J^  56  West  Hill  Drive 

PHILLIPS         West  Hartford,  CT  06119 

Classmates,  this  is  an  ALERT!  We  are  ap- 
proaching our  55th  reunion  in  the  spring  of 
1990.  It's  less  than  a  year  away.  Do  keep  it 
in  mind  and  do  promise  to  be  there.  We 
have  elected  Norm  Cross  as  reunion  chair- 
man. Do  give  him  your  support. 

We  have  all  read  about  Charlie  Meyer's 
retirement  from  the  board  of  trustees  of  PA. 
His  services  and  contributions  to  PA  were 
well  written  by  R.  L.  Ireland  '38  in  the  win- 
ter Bulletin.  We  should  be  very  proud  of 
this  classmate.  If  you  haven't  seen  this  eulo- 
gy, let  me  know  and  I'll  send  you  a  copy. 

It  was  nice  to  hear  from  Belt  Burrows, 
M.D.  Belt  is  still  working.  Last  year  he  com- 
pleted forty  years  as  an  internist  at  Universi- 
ty Hospital  in  Boston.  He  was  one  of  the  first 
to  become  interested  in  nuclear  medicine.  He 
is  active  in  this  at  Veteran's  Hospital  in  Bos- 
ion  and  he  is  also  a  research  professor  at  Bos- 
ton University.  Belt  and  his  wife,  Dorinda, 
have  three  daughters  and  three  sons,  one  of 
whom  was  in  the  class  of  1980  at  Andover. 
They  have  six  grandchildren.  Bob  Cushman 
reports  that  he  and  Polly  spend  about  five 
months  of  the  year  in  Naples,  Florida,  which 
they  enjoy  so  much.  There  they  see  a  lot  of 
the  Newt  Burdicks.  Also  they  love  to  travel. 
Bob  enjoys  salmon  fishing  on  the  Miramichi 
in  New  Brunswick.  He  mentioned  being  a  di- 
rector of  Instrot.  Perhaps  Bob  has  retired 
from  other  boards  such  as  the  Norton  Co., 
which  he  headed.  Pete  Davis  is  still  manag- 
ing the  Tucker,  Anthony  office  in  Provi- 
dence. He  has  run  his  class's  50th  reunion  at 
Brown  University.  He  boasts  of  a  golf  handi- 
cap of  nine.  Like  Bob  Cushman,  he  loves  to 
spend  time  in  Naples,  Horida,  where  he  sees 
Andover  classmates  Burdick,  Cushman,  Cur- 
ry, and  Hook.  Bob  Cotten  retired  six  years 
ago  and  he  is  working  hard  on  a  history  pro- 
ject. It  involves  Bacon's  Rebellion  in  1676  in 
Virginia.  He  spends  time  doing  research  in 
Williamsburg,  Va.,  and  at  Oxford  University 
and  in  London,  England.  Bob  says  that  he 
has  four  children  by  his  first  marriage  and 
subsequently  acquired  three  step-  children. 

It  was  very  nice  to  hear  from  Harold  Fur- 
ber,  from  whom  we  haven't  heard  in  years. 
He  says  that  he  has  retired  after  forty  years 
with  DuPont.  He  keeps  busy  with  volunteer 
work  at  the  Winterthur  Museum,  garden- 
ing, cabinet  making,  and  sailing  both  on  the 
Chesapeake  and  at  Cape  Cod.  Harold  re- 
sides in  Wilmington,  Del. 

Your  class  secretary  and  his  wife,  Ginna, 


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spent  a  week  in  March  at  Mountain  Lake, 
Lake  Wales,  Florida,  golfing  and  having  a 
great  time  with  Buck  Dyess  and  his  wife  Liz- 
zie. One  night  we  were  joined  at  dinner  in 
the  Colony  by  Norm  Cross  and  his  wife,  Sal- 
ly. It  was  a  fine  mini  Andover  1935  reunion. 
Bill  Russell  was  formerly  employed  by  Unit- 
ed Technologies.  He  spent  eleven  years  in 
Paris  and  then  came  back  to  West  Hartford. 
Bill  retired  two  years  ago  and  moved  to  Cen- 
terville  on  Cape  Cod.  Despite  being  pretty 
well  retired,  he  does  some  consulting  work 
and  goes  over  to  London  now  and  then. 

We  regret  to  report  the  death  of  Ted  Too- 
hey  on  27  April.  He  leaves  his  lovely  wife, 
Emily,  four  children,  two  brothers  and  one 
sister.  Ted  had  been  a  vice  president  of  the 
Philip  Bros.  Division  of  Engelhardt  Mineral 
&  Chemical  Corp.  located  on  Park  Avenue, 
New  York  City.  Contributions  may  be 
made  in  his  memory  to  the  Yale  Light- 
weight Crew  or  to  Phillips  Academy.  Emily 
mav  be  written  at  602  North  Street,  Green- 
wich, CT  06830. 

We  are  sorry  to  report  the  passing  of 
Robert  L.  Weichel  in  January  of  1988.  We 
have  no  details,  but  Mrs.  Weichel  may  be 
written  a  svmpathv  letter  at  209  N.  Sixth 
Street,  Stroudsburg,'  PA  18360. 


35 

ABBOT 


Lucia  Nunez  Atlas 
31  Eastern  Avenue 
Annapolis,  MD  21403 


From  our  peripatetic  Doss  Anderson  Clark: 

"Travels  in  the  last  eighteen  months:  Scan- 
dinavia and  the  Baltic  .  .  .  including  Gdansk 
—  inspirational  and  educational!  Also  ...  a 
journey  to  the  Holy  Land  and  Egypt,  skirt- 
ing the  Gaza  Strip  and  learning  so  much. 
This  winter,  two  trips  to  Florida,  most  re- 
cently to  Sanibel  Island  .  .  .  ."  Doss  has  also 
been  involved  in  the  past  year  in  a  pastoral 
search  committee  made  up  of  "twelve  terrif- 
ic persons  ranging  in  age  from  35  to  ME!  I 
love  it."  How  nice  to  be  able  to  report  that 
Doss  has  recovered  well  from  double  total 
knee  replacements.  Kate  Burns  Elmer,  who 
is  hoping  to  attend  her  50th  reunion  at 
Smith,  writes  that  her  husband,  Bill,  now 
88,  "is  still  perking  along."  Their  son,  Ned, 
a  senior  resident  in  orthopedic  surgery  at 
Boston  Children's  Hospital,  has  recently  be- 
come engaged  to  marry.  Last  year  was  an 
eventful  one  for  Helen  Cary  Nocke  who 
visited  Cuba  as  a  member  of  the  Woman's 
International  League  for  Peace  and  Free- 
dom group  invited  by  the  Federation  of  Cu- 
ban Women.  The  group  went  on  to  Nicara- 
gua and  noted  the  contrast  between  the 
progressive  conditions  in  Cuba  and  Nicara- 
gua's appalling  state.  Annie  Cutler  Bre- 
cheen  has  a  new  "grandchild,"  a  sweet  little 
filly  born  to  daughter  Laurie's  favorite  polo 
mare.  Annie  and  Joel  are  Elderhosteling 
this  year,  between  spells  of  house-sitting  in 
Malibu  for  Laurie.  Anne  Hurlburt  Bradley 
sends  a  wonderfully  exuberant  card:  "Still 
doing  theatre,  radio,  volunteer  work  at  hos- 
pital. Spring  has  sprung  and  I'm  off  to  Flori- 
da to  play  golf  for  a  couple  of  weeks.  All 
ten  grandchildren  are  wonderful.  All  four 
of  my  kinder  are  talented,  gorgeous  and 
leading  exciting  lives.  Everything  is  great!" 
Elise  Strahl  Cutler  writes:'  "Our  lives  are 
just  as  ordinary  as  everybody  else's  who 


have  retired."  Yet  it  hardly  sounds  that 
way;  she  and  John  are  active  as  volunteers 
in  a  number  of  worthwhile  community  or- 
ganizations. Elise  is  also  on  "one  fun 
board,"  the  Pittsburgh  Dance  Council 
(  light-hearted  types").  The  Cutlers  are  do- 
ing some  traveling,  often  in  connection  with 
their  volunteer  responsibilities.  And  Elise  is 
so  good  on  the  computer  that  she  can  "look 
these  voung  chicks  in  the  eye  and  say  that  I 
know  what  they  are  talking  about."  Babs 
Symonds  Day  reports  that  she  and  Web  ex- 
pect to  move  sometime  in  the  fall  to  Brook- 
haven-at-Lexington,  Mass.  This  is  a  life-care 
community;  the  Days  would  like  very 
much  to  hear  from  anyone  else  who  may  be 
moving  there. 


36 

PHILLIPS 


Drayton  Heard,  Jr. 
596  Prospect  St.,  ApiAA 
New  Haven,  CT  06511 


This  is  written  on  the  first  day  of  spring.  At 
10:29  a.m.  1  tried  to  balance  an  egg  in  an  up- 
right position.  It  didn't  work  —  cholesterol 
count  too  high.  But  I  do  have  news  of  eight 
coddled  eggs. 

Ted  Day  says  "Am  fully  retired  from 
gainful  employment  but  am  working  on  a 
couple  of  charitable  boards  with  great  per- 
sonal satisfaction.  Fran,  my  three  children 
and  five  of  six  grandchildren  live  nearby 
(shores  of  Lake  Cayuga).  Cal  MacCracken's 
"still  very  active  as  president  and  CEO  of 
CALMAC  which  I  founded  forty-two  years 
ago.  Our  business  is  booming  worldwide.  I 
have  eighty-five  U.S.  patents  and  was  just 
inaugurated  into  the  New  Jersey  Inventors 
Hall  of  Fame,  along  with  Edison  and  Ein- 
stein. Married  to  my  second  wife  for  twenty 
years  and  between  us  we  have  seven  chil- 
dren and  thirteen  grandchildren.  In  tennis  I 
was  ranked  #1  in  the  Eastern  Over  65  for 
the  last  two  years  (also  in  national  squash)." 
Roy  Finch  writes,  "Cranston  Jones  and  I 
had  lunch  together  last  week.  He  has  re- 
tired as  managing  editor  of  People  magazine 
and  I  as  professor  of  philosophy  at  Hunter 
College.  He  is  working  away  on  a  long-time 
project,  a  big  biography  of  Roger  Williams, 
an  ancestor.  I  am  trying  to  finish  a  book  on 
Jews  and  Christians,  a  very  ticklish  subject 
in  some  respects."  Cran  and  I  reminisced 
about  Ted  Ballard,  remembering  Ted's  po- 
litical charisma  at  Andover.  Thinking  of 
him  made  me  think  of  Peter  Stericker  who 
showed  up  from  England  at  our  50th  reun- 
ion. The  three  of  us  lived  in  Foxcroft. 

"Cran  showed  me  a  letter  from  John  Barss 
(physics  teacher  in  our  day).  Cran  had  corre- 
sponded with  him  for  many  years.  Barss  is 
now  in  his  90s  and,  judging  from  the  letter, 
really  going  strong.  We  wondered  who  else 
of  the  teachers  of  our  day  is  left,  and  Cran 
said  only  Dr.  Chase,  whom  I  remember  be- 
cause he  first  got  me  interested  in  Plato 
which  became  part  of  my  life  work. 

"The  other  person  we  reminisced  about 
was  Carl  Pfatteicher,  surely  one  of  the  Ando- 
ver faculty  greats.  Pfatteicher  was  the  real 
old  school  from  Germany.  I  can  still  see  his 
face  as  vividly  as  I  saw  Cranston's.  Pfatteich- 
er taught  a  philosophy  class  that  Ballard, 
C  ran,  Parke  Masters,  George  Burr  and  I 
were  in. 

"Old     Andover     was     famous  for 


'characters'  whom  I  somehow  associate 
with  tyrannical  teachers,  whom  one  never- 
theless never  forgets.  I  have  a  sneaking  sus- 
picion that  the  Andover  faculty  today  must 
be  a  pretty  bland  bunch,  not  any  good  at  all 
at  really  terrifying  students.  Did  you  hear, 
for  example,  that  while  at  Andover  George 
Bush  was  most  scared  of  Doc  Darling?  I 
would  have  chosen  Porky  Benton." 

John  Cone  had  "a  couple  of  operations: 
1987  prostate  removed  and  very  successful- 
ly; 1988,  shoulder  replacement  also  very 
successful.  Built  a  new  house,  also  success- 
ful. I  am  still  working  at  my  small  busi- 
ness." Rollo  Hammond  says  that  "North 
Andover  is  not  a  crater  (certainly  not  an  ac- 
tive one)  of  activity,  although  I  suspect 
more  occurs  than  meets  the  eye  of  a  mem- 
ber of  PA  '36.  I  see  Roy  Bolton  on  occasion 
and  my  four-year  roommate  at  Yale,  Harry 
Groblewski,  lives  nearby.  They  are  well 
and  still  retain  youthful  jocularity!  THE 
desk  (Sam  Phillips')  is  now  in  situ  in  Phelps 
House,  the  headmaster's  home,  and 
GLOWS!" 

Roy  Bolton  on  the  other  hand  "is  getting 
organized  for  Maine  as  the  Sarah  B  will 
soon  be  in  the  water  in  Rockport.  All  class- 
mates are  welcome."  They  are  in  the  phone 
book  and  "easy  to  find."  Lee  Banash  re- 
ports that  he  "sold  my  business  (in  my  fam- 
ily since  1880)  three  years  ago.  Am  now  a 
consultant  but  since  no  one  has  consulted 
me,  I  am  spending  my  time  on  golf,  tennis, 
squash  and  gardening  on  the  Cape."  John 
Bishop,  one  of  the  class's  autochthons,  "my 
neighbor  brought  his  brother-in-law  to 
lunch.  He  turned  out  to  be  Dan  Rectanus 
He  quit  medicine  in  1985;  he'd  been  with 
the  Harvard  Health  Service."  Dan  now  lives 
in  Falmouth.  "Bish"  on  Bishop:  "Had  lunch 
at  Andover  Inn  the  other  day.  Inspected  the 
new  library.  How  lucky  can  today's  kids 
be?  Spent  two  great  weeks  in  Florida,  go- 
ing to  London,  Belfast  and  Nice  in  May." 

We  deeply  regret  to  report  the  death  of 
Dick  Hawkes.  He  was  a  past-president  of 
the  Pioneer  Credit  Corporation  in  Great 
Barrington  and  then  was  in  the  real  estate 
business.  The  class  sends  condolences  to  his 
wife,  Jean,  and  four  children. 


36 

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Anne  Robins  Frank 
P.  O.  Box  492 
Bellaire,  TX  77402 


Word  is  received  from  Clara  Holland 
Chase  that  she  and  her  husband  are  learn- 
ing to  sign  so  that  they  can  keep  up  with 
their  three-vear-old  grandson  who  lost  his 
hearing  due  to  meningitis.  Clara  says  it  is 
very  interesting  what  wonderful  teachers 
and  methods  are  available.  Other  than  his 
hearing  loss,  the  grandson  is  a  typical  busy, 
happy  little  boy. 

Lucy  Hawkes  Winship  writes  that  she 
and  her  husband  continue  busv  and 
healthy.  Their  1989  plans  include  ski  trips, 
sailing,  and  fall  trips  to  Europe  and  Bermu- 
da. At  home  Steve  is  busy  writing  and 
Lucy's  days  are  full  of  lots  of  tennis  and 
volunteering  for  Common  Cause. 

I  thought  I  retired  in  1986,  but  find  myself 
still  behind  the  same  old  desk.  At  least  it  is 
not  full-time  and  I  am  free  to  take  off  when- 
ever I  wish.  Next  weekend  I  am  driving  to 


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the  Four  Coiners  area  for  a  month,  and  in 
July  I  will  return  to  New  England  for  two 
months.  The  Alumni  Office  has  notified  me 
of  the  death  of  Miriam  Adams  Preston,  ap- 
parently some  time  in  1988. 1  have  no  further 
details.  The  class  of  1936  extends  its  sympa- 
thy to  all  her  relatives  and  friends. 


37 

PHILLIPS 


Charles  E.  Rounds 
3  Fox  Hill  Lane 
Norwell,  MA  02061 


Deep  appreciation  and  thanks,  long  over- 
due, to  my  amanuensis,  Judy  Snyder,  for 
deciphering  my  scribbles  three  times  a  year 
for  the  past  seven. 

Jack  Powelson  is  out  with  a  new  book, 
Dialogue  With  Friends.  In  the  summer  of 

1987  Jack  traveled  to  seven  Quaker  gather- 
ings, from  the  Atlantic  to  the  Pacific  coasts, 
to  listen  to  Friends'  thoughts  on  the  major 
international  economic  issues  of  the  day. 
This  book  is  his  journal.  It  tells  what 
Friends  said  to  Jack  and  what  he  replied  to 
them.  Also  in  the  same  volume  the  author 
reflects  on  how  the  Society  of  Friends  has 
changed  in  forty-five  years.  In  his  earlier 
work,  Facing  Social  Rei'olution,  Jack  recounts 
his  experiences  as  he  travels  in  1973  with  a 
mission  in  the  third  world  as  an  economic 
advisor.  You,  too,  can  join  the  Dialogue  by 
ordering  both  books  from  Horizon  Society 
Publications,  45  Bellevue  Drive,  Boulder, 
CO  80302.  Norm  Karasick  with  his  wife, 
Dottie,  have  just  finished  a  biography  of 
Aline  Barnsdall  whose  grandfather  William 
Barnsdall  drilled  the  second  and  third  oil 
wells  in  the  U.S.  and  built  the  first  oil  refin- 
ery. As  of  this  date  the  authors  have  failed 
to  find  a  publisher.  Anv  suggestions? 

And  speaking  of  PA  authors,  there  must 
be  other  '37  quills  out  there  in  the  vineyard 
who  are  too  modest  to  report  their  literary 
masterpieces  to  the  Oliver  Wendell  Holmes 
Library  and  to  your  class  secretary. 

We  just  received  the  happy  news  that  Ty 
Dines  married  Bunny  Kevil  of  Denver  on 
20  November  1988.  Their  honeymoon  was  a 
wind  surfing  trip  to  San  Carlos  Bay,  Mexi- 
co. The  class  sends  its  congratulations.  Ar- 
chie Andrews  and  Dorothy  Conley  had  a 
wonderful  time  at  the  Princeton  '41  mini- 
reunion  in  Vero  Beach  last  February,  along 
with  Jack  Hartman  and  Phyllis,  Bill  Quin- 
by  and  Connie,  and  Hal  Munger  who  gets 
high  marks  from  Archie  for  his  job  co- 
hosting  the  affair. 

The  new  Alumni  Directory  was  out  of 
date  the  day  it  came  off  the  press  in  1988.  A 
case  in  point  is  Gusta  and  Gus  Thorndike 
who  have  managed  to  do  what  a  lot  of  us 
would  like  to  do,  that  is,  join  the  general  ex- 
odus from  Dukedom  to  the  upper  tier  of 
N.E.  Their  new  address:  P.  O.  Box  21,  South 
Bristol,  ME  04568,  Tel.  (207)  644-8179.  Con- 
gratulations and  best  of  everything  in  your 
new  digs.  If  there  are  others  in  the  class 
who  have  made  a  recent  move,  do  inform 
the  academy  or  your  scribe  or  both.  Jack 
Ware,  Pat  Deming,  and  Delaney  Kiphuth 
were  present  at  the  Kingman  Brewster  Me- 
morial Service  on  3  December  1988. 

Unfortunately,  I  must  come  to  the  sad 
part  of  my  duties,  reporting  deaths.  Janet 
(Mrs  Delaney)  Kephuth  died  30  October 

1988  after  a  prolonged  illness.  Kip  can  be 
reached  at  290  Treadwell  St.,  P.  O.  Box  6307, 


Hamden,  CT  06517.  Paul  Grinberg  reports 
the  death  of  his  wife,  Barbara  Jordan  Grin- 
berg, who  died  suddenly  15  October  1988 
after  a  brief  illness.  Paul  writes,  "We  had 
been  married  for  forty-five  years,  and  en- 
joyed a  wonderful  life  together."  Paul  can 
be  reached  at  8000  Hamilton  Spring  Road, 
Bethesda,  MD  20817.  The  class  of  '37  sends 
its  heartfelt  sympathies  to  Kip  and  Paul  and 
their  families.  Charles  P.  Curtis  III  died  1 
October  1988.  Charlie  graduated  from  Har- 
vard in  1941  and  served  in  the  Navy.  After 
the  war,  he  completed  his  medical  studies 
at  P&S  (Columbia).  He  practiced  pediatrics 
in  Connecticut  for  some  years.  His  later 
years  were  spent  on  Sanibel  Island,  Florida. 
He  is  survived  by  four  children.  A.  Wright 
Bigler  died  27  January  1989.  The  class  of 
1937  extends  it  sympathies  to  the  families  of 
our  deceased  classmates. 


37 

ABBOT 


Frances  Connelly  Doivd 
3  Hillside  Avenue 
Amesbury,  MA  01913 


A  newsy  note  from  Jane  Stevenson  Isaasen 
reports  that  her  five  children  are  scattered 
all  over.  Recently  she  returned  from  Tuc- 
son, Ariz.,  where  her  daughter  is  a  pediatri- 
cian with  two  small  daughters.  Her  daugh- 
ter's husband  is  a  professor  of  Japanese  at 
the  University  of  Arizona.  She  then  went  on 
to  Omaha  to  visit  her  son  James  who  is  also 
a  professor  and  has  three  daughters.  After 
that  she  traveled  to  New  York  to  visit  an- 
other son  and  his  wife.  Her  other  two  chil- 
dren live  down  state  in  Michigan. 

Janie  claims  that  she  now  leads  a  "do 
nothing"  life  after  having  worked  as  a 
house  director  in  sorority  houses  in  Ann 
Arbor  and  Tallahassee,  Florida.  Four  years 
of  that  was  a  wonderful  experience  as  she 
was  able  to  take  courses  at  Michigan  and 
Florida  State.  She  now  works  as  a  volunteer 
with  retarded  and  emotionally  disturbed 
children.  Most  of  the  time  she  plays  bridge, 
sails,  skis  and  just  has  fun! 

All  five  children  and  spouses  and  grand- 
children come  to  visit  her  in  the  summer  as 
she  still  has  her  house  on  "the  Bay."  They 
try  to  overlap  at  least  for  a  few  days  and  Ja- 
nie says  "with  twenty  of  us  that's  long 
enough."  Elizabeth  Inman  Kirkpatrick 
writes  from  Florida  that  she  and  Kirk  be- 
came great-grandparents  in  October.  She 
has  had  to  use  a  walker  lately.  The  doctors 
can't  find  anything  wrong  with  her  but  fig- 
ure its  a  side  effect  resulting  from  the  treat- 
ment of  her  cancer,  which  has  been  cured. 
Betty  and  Kirk  live  in  Nova  Scotia  in  the 
summer.  Mary-Emily  Pettengil  Smith- 
Petersen  has  been  traveling  again.  She  went 
to  the  Grand  Canyon  for  the  first  time  last 
fall  and  then  took  a  Christmas  cruise  to  the 
Leeward  Islands.  In  February  she  cruised 
the  Panama  Canal.  As  yet  she  has  no  defi- 
nite plans  for  the  summer  but  probably  will 
visit  Hungary  and  Luxembourg. 

"Springtime  in  Louisiana  is  really  lovely" 
writes  Mildred  Collens  Laurens  but  due  to 
erratic  weather  some  of  their  beautiful  flow- 
ering trees  have  not  blossomed  this  year. 
The  farm  is  full  of  mares  and  their  young 
frolicking  together.  At  Christmas  time  she 
spent  three  weeks  with  her  son  and  his  wife 
in  Essex  Junction,  Vermont,  and  more  re- 


cently a  week  in  Waco,  Texas,  with  her 
daughter  and  granddaughter.  She  expects 
to  visit  her  youngest  son  in  St.  Petersburg 
soon.  Meantime  Millie  lives  "up  the  lane" 
from  her  daughter  Kay  in  Coushatta,  La., 
and  helps  out  when  necessary.  She  loves  to 
crochet  and  knit,  is  an  avid  bird  watcher, 
and  travels  to  Shreveport  for  entertainment 
and  shopping.  She  and  Ruth  Hill  Haber- 
land  (Port  St.  Lucie,  Florida)  keep  in  touch. 
Louise  Stevenson  Andersen's  California 
daughter,  husband  and  three  children  visit- 
ed her  for  the  Christmas  holidays.  She  is 
overinvolved  with  volunteer  jobs,  especial- 
ly assisting  at  the  Connecticut  College  Li- 
brary archives  where  she  is  trying  to  orga- 
nize an  avalanche  of  photos,  scrapbooks 
and  memorabilia  from  families  of  deceased 
alumnae.  Stevie's  oldest  grandchild  is  a 
Yale  freshman  so  the  Andersens  have  the 
pleasure  of  her  company  often.  Stevie's 
50th  reunion  at  Connecticut  College  is  com- 
ing up  in  1991  and  she  is  busy  planning  that 
event  with  a  committee  of  sixteen.  Martha 
Ransom  Tucker  and  Art  drove  down  to 
Florida  in  March  for  a  month's  vacation. 
Cynthia  Holbrook  Sumner  and  Warren 
traveled  back  East  to  Maine  last  summer 
visiting  Bowdoin,  relatives  and  friends  in 
Maine.  Cyn's  son  Charles  who  lives  near 
her  in  California,  is  getting  married  in  June. 
Son  Stephen  and  his  wife  live  in  Cleveland 
and  have  two  little  girls. 

Last  night  while  watching  TV,  I  caught  a 
glimpse  of  Pri  Richards  Phenix  auctioning 
off  various  items  to  benefit  Channel  11,  one 
of  our  educational  channels  based  in  Dur- 
ham, N.H.,  at  UNH. 

During  the  past  year,  I  attended  two  of 
the  Andover/ Abbot  Association  of  New 
England  (AAANE)  events.  A  Provocative 
Phillipian  Luncheon  at  the  MIT  Faculty 
Club  in  October  and  a  very  clever  produc- 
tion of  Mastergate  by  Larry  Gelbhart  at  the 
Loeb  Theater  at  Harvard  University  last 
February.  Anna  Walton  Saxton  and  I  had 
brunch  at  the  Hanover  Inn  near  Dartmouth 
College  last  winter,  caught  up  on  Abbot 
news  and  visited  the  Hood  Art  Museum  af- 
terwards. Also,  a  few  months  ago,  ran  into 
Lucy  Hulburd  Richardson  shopping  at  Tal- 
bot's in  Hamilton  and  Wenham.  Last  but 
not  least,  I  am  planning  to  retire  from  the 
Haverhill  Public  Library  in  June. 

It  is  with  great  sadness  that  I  report  the 
death  of  Elizabeth  Swint  McFarland, 
known  to  all  of  us  as  "Betty,"  on  3  October 
1988,  in  Doylestown,  Pennsylvania,  due  to  a 
stroke.  After  graduating  from  Abbot,  Betty 
went  on  to  Finch  Jr.  College.  She  married 
Malcolm  McFarland  in  1939  and  they  had 
four  children,  Malcolm,  Jr.,  Richard  H.,  Al- 
len B.,  and  Elizabeth.  Betty  and  her  family 
summered  at  Orris  Island,  Maine.  They  had 
lived  in  Stuart,  Florida,  until  a  few  years 
ago  when  they  moved  to  Pine  Run,  Ferry- 
Iron  Hill  Roaci,  #8-S,  Doylestown,  Pennsyl- 
vania 18901.  The  class  extends  its  deepest 
sympathy  to  her  husband  and  family. 


38 

PHILLIPS 


/.  Read  Murphy 
81  Waterside  Lane 
West  Hartford,  CT  06107 


A  chilly  day  —  too  wet  to  go  rowing,  but 
good  to  write  letters,  do  these  notes  and 
contemplate  fifty-one  years  out  and  thirty- 


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1939  sets  new  donation  record  for  50th 
class;  sweeps  1891  attendance  trophy. 


six  years  as  the  scribe.  But  the  last  is  easy 
with  this  cooperative  class. 

Harry  Adriance  sent  me  a  copy  of  a 
pamphlet  he  wrote  called  "Challenge" 
which  his  church  publishes  and  sells.  It 
deals  with  his  coping  after  his  wife,  Sue, 
died,  and  it  is  a  great  lesson  and  source  of 
comfort  for  anyone  who  has  to  go  through 
being  a  widower  (or  widow,  for  that  mat- 
ter). Its  common  sense  is  wonderful  for 
such  an  emotional  and  disquieting  experi- 
ence. He  reports  son  Dave  as  working  for 
CARE  in  Chad  for  the  past  two  years. 
CARE  is  chaired  by  Bud  Robie  '37,  inciden- 
tally. Red  Weeks  makes  it  easy:  he  thanks 
me  for  the  notes  and  says  he  has  no  news! 
Lloyd  Peelle's  granddaughter  will  enter  the 
class  of  PA  '93  this  fall.  He  visited  his  sister 
in  Las  Vegas,  and  spent  a  week  in  Florida, 
otherwise  "no  news."  Bob  Young  hasn't  re- 
tired, but  is  off  the  firm's  management  com- 
mittee and  his  schedule  has  eased.  He  saw 
Kent  and  Pattinson,  et  ux's,  at  Rancho 
Sante  Fe;  went  to  his  granddaughter's  fa- 
ther-daughter dance  at  her  school  vice  her 
father.  "No  prizes,"  he  says.  Church,  corpo- 
rate boards  and  a  healthy  self  and  wife. 

Gar  Finley  spent  the  winter  in  Ponte  Ve- 
dra,  Florida,  in  part  for  wife  Pat's  asthma. 
Nothing  else  to  report  but  I  expressed  my 
regrets  at  his  having  missed  our  50th.  Hank 
Storrs  is  trying  to  draw  the  country  togeth- 
er: Hank  and  two  sons  in  Fairbanks,  Alaska, 
a  daughter  in  Juneau  and  another  daughter 
just  moved  to  St.  Croix.  Easy  place  to  get  to 
from  Alaska  —  icebreakers,  canoes,  tankers, 
etc.  Bob  Cillispie  "retired"  last  August  but 
works  part-time  in  the  abrasives  business. 
He  says  his  wife,  Cynthia,  is  emulating  me 
and  Kent,  running  her  50th  at  Miss  Halls. 
(We  aren't  much  of  a  target.)  Bob's  interest- 
ed in  the  '38  trip  to  Scotland  in  1990. 

The  school  put  me  on  the  Alumni  Coun- 
cil again  as  a  class  secretary,  after  thirty 
years.  My  first  meeting  was  in  April  and  it 
dealt  with  college  admissions.  The  four  old- 
est members,  one  each  from  '35,  6,  7  and  8, 
couldn't  contribute  much  but  good  looks 
and  youth,  but  it  was  very  interesting.  A 
tour  of  the  renovated  library  revealed  the 
1938  reading  room  which  is  a  beauty  — 
bright,  roomy  and  very  popular.  You  may 
have  seen  the  article  in  the  last  Bulletin 


about  the  collection  of  books  on  Virgil.  I 
went  into  that  room  and  who  was  there 
studying  a  manuscript  dated  CMIV  but  Alg 
Schmaltz.  We  two  old  classicists  were  right 
at  home  and  he  pointed  out  the  place  where 
Aeneas  confronted  the  Sibyl  at  the  Euboean 
Rock,  after  her  breast  heaved,  her  color 
changed  and  her  hair  fell  in  disarray,  and 
uttered  the  timeless  phrase,  "Nil  Bastardo 
Carborundum."  As  Alg  said  it  matches  the 
ringing  savings  of  history  like  "Napoleon, 
nous  somes  ici"  (Benedict  Arnold),  and  "If 
you  reach  the  fork  in  the  road,  take  it!" 
(Marco  Polo)  ...  I  stayed  with  the  Edmond- 
ses, most  gracious  hosts,  and  had  a  nice  vis- 
it with  Deke  DiClemente  at  his  house.  But 
I'm  a  stranger  there  now. 

The  class  is  reminded  of  a  proposed 
mini-reunion  at  St.  Andrew's  Golf  Club  in 
Scotland  in  late  September  1990,  hosted  by 
Viney.  Kausel  sent  letters  to  fifty-six  men 
who  showed  golf  interests  in  the  year  book; 
fifteen  responded.  There  are  a  number  of 
non-golfers,  like  me,  who  also  plan  to  go; 
and  Kranichfeld  is  looking  into  a  10-day 
group  air  fare. 

Dr.  George  Flanagan  died  17  February 
1989.  He  is  survived  by  his  widow,  Mary 
Louise,  and  five  children.  He  was  chief  of 
Nuclear  Medicine  at  Uncas-on  Thames  Hos- 
pital, Norwich,  Conn.  I  had  a  long  chat  with 
George  when  the  yearbook  was  being  done, 
but  had  not  seen  him  since  '38.  I  have  writ- 
ten his  wife  expressing  our  condolences. 

Paul  Pattinson  died  on  31  May  of  cancer 
at  Escondido,  Calif.  He  leaves  his  wife,  Bar- 
bara, and  four  children  by  a  earlier  mar- 
riage. He  was  active  in  our  class  affairs  and 
a  loyal  correspondent.  The  class  extends  its 
deepest  sympathy  to  his  family. 


1Q  Elias  Chirk 

J~  155  Bradley  Street 

PHILLIPS  New  Haven,  CT  0651 1 

Junie  O'Brien's  and  Marsh  Kate's  house 
party  was  everything  that  had  been  prom- 
ised and  more.  In  the  words  of  everybody's 
grandchild,  "simply  awesome."  We  have 
them  to  thank  for  making  the  reunion  pro- 
gram perfect  in  minutest  detail,  but  everyone 
who  attended  made  the  occasion  so  much 
fun  and  such  a  success.  Despite  monsoon 
conditions  on  the  Friday  of  our  arrival,  we 
turned  out  in  record  numbers  —  seventy- 
nine  members  of  the  class  and  fifty-seven 
spouses.  Those  in  attendance  were:  joe  An- 
derson (Molly),  Harry  Anderson,  Ollie 
Barres  (Marjorie),  Hugh  Bennett  (Marv), 
Win  Bernhard  (Mary-Elizabeth),  Dick 
Besse  (Janet),  Bill  Binnian  (Jacqueline), 
John  Blum  (Pam),  Bob  Bisset,  Walter  Boyd 
(Sarah),  Ed  Bradley,  Syd  Breese  (Elaine), 
Eli  Clark  (Ann),  Dick  Conant  (Rita),  Bill 
Coughlan,  Bill  Creighton,  Ozzie  Day 
(Tess),  Pete  Dudan  (Jane),  Jack  Eckle 
(Anne),  David  Ferguson  (Barbara),  Tom 
Flournoy,  Bob  Fuld,  Daniel  Hall  (Nancy), 
Art  Heidrich  (Betty),  Tom  Hewitt,  George 
Heywood  (Nancy),  Bob  Hinman  (Jane), 
Henry  Hobson  (Betty),  Ernie  Holthausen 
(daughter  Sallie),  Walter  Hood  (Grace), 
John  Howland  (Jean),  Marsh  Kates  (Jac- 
qie),  John  Kebabian  (Phyllis),  Tom  Kelly 
(Janet),  Ed  Kendrick  (Ottsie),  Jim  Kittridge 
(Celia),  Cameron  LaClair  (Mary),    Al  Le- 


vine  (Pearl),  David  Magowan  (Blanche), 
John  Makepeace,  Howard  Mason,  Dick 
Mintz  (Evvajean),  Jack  Northrop  (Abby), 
Junie  O'Brien  (Muffin),  George  Oliva, 
Adrian  Padon,  George  Parker,  Faelton  Per- 
kins (Pauline),  Joe  Phelan  (Elaine),  Wilson 
Prophet  (Harriet),  Bill  Pugh,  Don  Quarles 
(Doris),  Barney  Rafferty  (Cherry),  Sey- 
mour Rappoport  (Marjorie),  Lewis  Reisner 
(Doris),  George  Richardson  (Rita),  Chase 
Ritts  (Alice),  Robert  Sanford  (June),  Bob  B. 
Sherwood,  Bob  K.  Sherwood  (Marjorie), 
Mel  Shoul  (Rohwa),  Ralph  Smith  (Lilian), 
Pete  Strauss  (Barbara),  Henry  Terrie,  Gor- 
dy  Tuttle,  George  Wagoner  (Patricia),  Ru- 
fus  Walker  (Marv),  Jack  Walsh  (Sally), 
Richard  Waterman,  Holt  Webster  (Kate), 
Thorn  Whelan,  Art  Williams  (Mary  Helen), 
Justin  Williams,  Vern  Williams  (Mary).  I 
believe  this  is  the  largest  and  highest  per- 
centage turnout  in  the  history  of  PA  fiftieth 
reunions. 

Space  limitations  permit  only  a  review  of 
highlights.  Happily,  all  our  personal  data  is 
recorded  in  Frank  Campion's  monumental 
fiftieth  directory  and  needs  no  further  expli- 
cation. I  have  been  around  educational  in- 
stitutions all  my  life  and  have  never  seen  its 
equal.  Frank  and  Georgene  did  a  superb 
job,  setting  new  standards  of  excellence  for 
this  genre.  It  was  said  many  times  over  that 
the  directory  was  the  catalyst  that  account- 
ed for  our  record  turnout.  Our  thanks  to  the 
Campions  was  expressed  by  acclamation  at 
the  class  meeting,  but  Henry  Terrie,  noting 
how  much  we  missed  Frank,  who  was 
home  ill,  said  it  best:  "Fine,  responsible  edi- 
tor that  he  is,  however,  with  courage  and 
devotion  he  continued  to  serve  his  class- 
mates, until  he  could  give  us  that  spendid 
blue  book  of  our  lives." 

Rain  moved  Friday  cocktails  from  Acting 
Headmaster  McKee's  garden  to  the  gym, 
but  in  no  way  dampened  our  enjoyment  of 
Peter  and  Jean's  hospitality. 

Our  distinguished  classmate,  John  Blum, 
had  the  almost  impossible  assignment  of 
providing  the  evening's  entertainment,  not 
just  for  us,  but  for  the  entire  reunion  bodv. 
As  always,  before  a  packed  audience  in  the 
Kemper  auditorium,  John  rose  to  the  chal- 
lenge and  gave  an  incisive  analysis  of  U.S. 
policy  (and  lost  opportunities)  at  home  and 
abroad  since  1945.  Not  all  his  old  buddies 
agreed  with  every  point,  but  no  one  could 
deny  he  held  everyone's  attention  and  lett 
us  with  a  great  deal  to  think  about. 

There  was  no  doubt  in  our  collective 
minds  of  the  highlight  of  the  all-class  meet- 
ing Saturday  morning.  Jack  Walsh,  our 
spokesman,  announced  with  pride  that  we 
had  exceeded  the  previous  record  for  a  50th 
reunion  class  gift  to  the  Alumni  Fund  by 
raising  $312,707,  well  over  our  goal  of 
$275,000,  which,  with  gifts  to  capital  funds 
of  $37,300,  made  for  a  grand  total  of 
$350,007.  We  had  130  contributors  out  of  a 
possible  177  for  a  78.2  percent  participation, 
also  a  new  record.  Jack,  who  did  yeoman 
service  himself  in  raising  all  this  money, 
was  later  at  the  class  meeting  able  to  pay 
special  tribute  (and  present  him  on  our  be- 
half with  an  Andover  chair)  to  Tom  Kelly, 
who  has  for  much  of  the  last  three  years 
been  on  the  phone  and  at  his  desk  making 
us  Jo  our  duty.  The  class  meeting,  which  as 
always  was  a  model  of  democracy  in  action, 
was  most  notable  for  securing  agreement 
from  lack  and  Tom  to  continue  in  office  and 
from  Bill  Binnian  and  Ed  Kendrick  to  run 


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the  reunion  five  years  hence.  We  were  for- 
tunate for  the  class  panel  that  followed  to 
have  as  our  guests  Ruth  and  Ed  Quattle- 
baum  from  the  faculty  and  three  very 
bright  and  attractive  seniors.  They  told  us 
what  its  like  to  be  students  and  faculty 
members  at  Andover  today.  The  tradition 
of  excellence  continues. 

The  class  dinner  Saturday  night  was 
great  fun.  There  was  dancing  to  the  music 
of  Hart  Leavitt's  jazz  band  and  prizes 
awarded  by  Oz  Day.  Only  one  from  the  list 
will  be  noted  here  —  "Most  Recently  Mar- 
ried" went  without  challenge  to  Cameron 
LaClair  and  Mary,  his  lovely  bride  of  three 
weeks.  The  good  feeling  of  fellowship  car- 
ried right  through  to  farewell  time,  follow- 
ing brunch  at  Cooley  House  the  next  day. 
Joe  Phelan,  who  with  his  charming  wife, 
Elaine,  was  back  for  the  first  time  in  fifty 
years,  summed  it  up,  calling  the  weekend  a 
"mountain-top  experience,"  every  minute 
of  which  was  to  be  savored. 

By  Sunday,  the  weather  had  cleared  and 
the  campus  had  that  sparkle  we  all  remem- 
ber. The  memorial  service  was  very  special. 
Marjorie  Brewer,  David  Ferguson,  Joan 
Lawson,  Henry  Hobson  and  Jim  Kittredge 
made  important  contributions.  It  was,  how- 
ever, Henry  Terrie,  who  spoke  for  us  all,  in 
his  eloquent  and  moving  words  of  remem- 
brance. It  is  only  right  that  his  should  be  the 
last  word: 

"One  thing  this  reunion  and  this  service 
does  is  remind  us,  if  we  need  reminding, 
that  we  are  old  and  that  our  lives  too  will 
have  an  end.  But  that  need  not  be  an  un- 
happy thought.  In  the  first  place,  if  we  have 
made  it  this  far,  we  have  virtually  had  the 
Biblical  three  score  and  ten,  and  we  can 
treat  what  remains  as  a  bonus.  Moreover,  if 
we  are  to  live  out  our  allotted  time  with  full 
spirit,  we  should  hope  to  leave  something 
unfinished  —  else  what  are  other  genera- 
tions for?  There  were  classes  at  Abbot  and 
Andover  before  ours,  and  there  have  been 
and  will  be  classes  after.  Just  as  we  have 
built  on  what  we  inherited,  so  our  succes- 
sors move  beyond  us.  The  important  thing 
in  remembering  our  departed  classmates 
and  in  gathering  for  this  reunion,  is  to 
know  that  we  are  all  part  of  something  that 
goes  on." 


Afl  Prescott  S.  Bush,  jr. 

^U  441  Lexington  Avenue,  Suite  1109 
PHILLIPS  New  York,  NY  1 001 7 

I  received  a  beautiful  letter  from  Ronnie  Pe- 
terson the  end  of  January  telling  us  that 
Pete  Peterson  (Salty,  as  he  was  known  to 
us)  had  a  fatal  heart  attack  on  3  January 
while  clearing  snow  from  their  driveway. 
He  had  recovered  from  a  serious  one  in 
April  1985.  What  a  shame  that  this  good 
friend  will  not  be  with  us  in  1990  for  our 
50th!  The  class  extends  its  deepest  sympa- 
thy to  Ronnie  and  hopes  that  she  will  be 
with  us  for  the  reunion  to  which  Salty  was 
so  eagerly  looking  forward.  From  Bill 
Hayler  comes  the  news  that  his  new  book 
should  be  out  late  June  or  early  July  con- 
cerning experiences  in  the  Far  East  on  ship- 
board. It's  called  The  Esther  Williams  Saga 
and  should  be  great  reading.  Linton  (Shag- 
gy) Bell  spent  the  winter  in  Pompano 


Beach,  Florida,  and  I  tried  to  see  him  when 
I  was  down  there  in  late  March.  Unfortu- 
nately, he  had  already  returned  to  Marble- 
head.  In  recent  years  he  lived  for  ten  years 
in  Tortola,  the  capital  of  the  British  Virgin 
Islands,  and  found  it  most  interesting.  He 
guarantees  that  he  will  be  with  us  in  June 
1990.  Tributes  to  the  1940  big  band  cassette 
tapes  have  poured  in  from  Mobe  Moberly, 
Bill  Arnold,  Jim  Caulkins,  Bill  Coles,  Aus- 
ten Furse,  Arthur  Gray,  Nick  Greene,  John 
Kubie,  Bill  Macomber,  Brad  Murphy, 
Henry  Peelle,  Salty  Peterson,  Tom  Rowen, 
Herb  Caen,  Pres  Dalglish,  Legh  Knowles, 
and  Gene  Shurtleff. 

If  you  haven't  already  gotten  your  tapes, 
send  for  them,  listen  to  them  and  plan  to  be 
on  hand  when  we  hear  lots  of  the  music 
firsthand  in  June,  1990. 

I  spent  five  weeks  in  the  Orient  immedi- 
ately after  my  brother's  inauguration  as 
President,  and  have  recently  returned  from 
a  two-week  trip  to  Eastern  Europe.  I  am  en- 
joying "retirement"  very  much,  especially 
when  I  run  into  former  classmates.  Please, 
let's  have  some  more  news! 


A  "1  Thomas  B.  Hartmann 

^A  178  Moore  St. 

PHILLIPS  Princeton,  N]  08540 

There  is  no  good  news  for  this  issue  to  bal- 
ance off  the  sad.  George  R.  Cooper  died  in 
Albany  in  February.  George  was  one  of  the 
most  loyal  men  of  Andover.  Three  of  his 
children  graduated  from  the  school.  They 
are,  George  R.  Cooper  III  72,  Mildred  76 
and  Nancy  77.  George  spent  many  years  in 
the  Naval  Reserve  including  active  duty  in 
World  War  11  and  Korea.  He  retired  as  a 
commander.  He  was  a  graduate  of  MIT  and 
Harvard  Law  School  and  was  a  business- 
man in  the  Albany  area  and  in  Washington, 
D.C.  He  was  also  a  founder  of  the  St.  Boni- 
face Episcopal  Church  in  Guilerland,  N.  Y. 
The  class  extends  its  sympathy  to  Nancy 
and  the  children.  Nineteen  forty-one  has 
lost  a  good  member. 

We  also  received  a  notice  of  the  death  of 
Thomas  Payne  in  Easton,  Maryland.  There 
was  no  additional  news  in  the  notice. 

Please  let  me  hear  from  you.  Our  fiftieth 
reunion  is  only  two  years  away. 


40 

ABBOT 


Mary  Dean  Naff  Pugh 
7  Wolfe  Drive 
McGehee,  AR  71654 


Do  you  read  class  news  from  all  the  years 
you  were  at  Abbot?  I  do.  I'm  still  not  over- 
informed.  If  Marietta  Meyer  Ekberg,  Betty 
Weaver  Alberts  and  Mary  Howard  Nut- 
ting ever  stopped  sending  news,  our  class 
will  be  presumed  dead.  Part  of  it  really  is 
my  fault.  I  keep  forgetting  to  send  you 
cards  with  my  return  address.  However, 
you  know  you  can  write  anyway. 

Marietta  and  Bill  Ekberg  have  been  trav- 
eling quite  a  lot,  and  this  year  experienced 
spectacular  snorkeling  in  the  Bahamas. 
They  have  homes  in  Bismark  and  Marco  Is- 
land, vacation  in  Hawaii  and  cruise  here 
and  there.  When  they  both  really  retire  they 
probably  will  travel  even  more  visiting 
their  children  and  watching  fourteen  grand- 
children grow  up. 

Molly  Chase  Foster  and  Lee  continue  to 
travel  a  great  deal.  In  early  December  1988 
they  were  on  a  cruise  through  the  Magellan 
Straits  around  Cape  Horn  and  South  Amer- 
ica. Among  their  shipmates  were  Muriel 
Wood  Ponzecchi  and  her  husband.  Muriel, 
who  has  her  Ph.D.,  is  a  retired  instructor  at 
the  University  of  Stockholm.  Her  husband 
is  an  opera  singer.  They  live  in  Pasadena, 
California 

Mary  Howard  Nutting  and  Ed  came  to 
Arkansas  in  January  1989  and  spent  two 
days  in  McGehee  with  Hamp  and  me.  They 
were  on  their  bird-watching  trip  in  Texas. 
We  loved  having  them  here  and  showed 
them  the  local  sights.  By  the  time  they  left 
we  were  beginning  to  understand  each  oth- 
er's accents. 

Now  to  my  serious  task  of  encouraging 
you  to  attend  our  fiftieth  reunion  on  8,  9,  10 
June  1990.  I  think  Mary  Howard  Nutting 
volunteered  to  be  our  designated  reunion 
chairman.  We  will  have  a  delightful  time 
strolling  down  Memory  Lane.  Forget 
Oprah,  Geraldo,  Jim  and  Tammy  and  all  the 
rest!  Come  join  the  fun!  There  is  only  one 
valid  reason  for  not  coming! 


41 

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Emily  Mills  Courtice 
730  Linden  Avenue 
Los  Altos,  CA  94022 


Suzanne  Long-Reed  writes:  "The  addition 
of  a  wing  on  my  home  for  my  mother  has 
worked  out  very  well.  She'll  be  ninety-three 
in  June  and  is  doing  fantastically.  Call  me 
when  you  visit  the  rapidly-growing  city  of 
Sarasota,  Florida.  I'm  on  the  Republican  Ex- 
ecutive Committee  and  again  worked  for 
President  George  Bush;  also  on  the  boards 
of  the  Retired  Officer's  Club,  the  English 
Speaking  Union  and  the  American  Cancer 
Society." 


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PHILLIPS 


Vernon  E.  Midglei/ 
8271  27th  Avenue  No. 
St.  Petersburg  FL  33710 


Once  again,  the  thrill  of  victory.  Your  re- 
sponse to  my  request  for  news  has  been 
somewhat  overwhelming.  I  did  try  to  prime 
the  pump  with  a  few  postcards.  First  to  re- 
spond was  Dick  Sheridan  with  a  thought- 
ful card  from  Singapore  on  his  way  to  To- 
kyo and  back  to  San  Diego  in  March.  In 
January  I  played  midnight  caller  to  Thrus 
Hammer,  now  making  walking  sticks;  Joe 
Leiper,  no  longer  planning  NY  traffic  jams; 
and  Bunny  Obermeyer  who  agreed  to  come 
to  the  50th.  Next  an  a.m.  call  from  Bob 
Seaver  overlooking  Otsego  Lake.  We  cov- 
ered many  amusing  memories  including  his 
version  of  the  25th  and  "6000  alumni  a  haf- 
fa  million  bucks."  He  writes  for  a  newspa- 
per under  the  pen  name  The  Badger,  and 
spent  most  of  his  career  teaching  school. 
Bob  had  the  great  suggestion  of  using  a 
chain  letter  to  locate  missing  classmates 
(Sam  Scott  take  note). 

Moving  right  along.  Stu  Arnold  sends 
word  from  Chappaqua  that  he  has  retired 
from  the  Nezv  Yorker  advertising  dept.  after 
twenty-eight  years,  keeps  his  wife  working 
at  IBM  while  he  plays  a  lot  of  golf  preparing 
for  a  visit  to  Scotland.  Great  to  hear  from 


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Bob  Hackett,  now  king  of  the  road  with  a 
bigger  motor  home  in  which  he  has  covered 
the  West  Coast,  Arizona  and  Mexico  this 
winter,  leaving  oldest  son  behind  the  plow  in 
Hollis,  N.H.  Dottie,  you  have  always  had  my 
sympathy-  My  special  appreciation  to  Sam 
Spencer  Scott  from  Lyme,  Conn.,  with  a  nice 
note  and  news  of  Lawt  Sargent  of  Madison, 
Conn.,  and  Ned  Twombly  in  Mystic.  Sam  of- 
fered to  bird  dog  classmates  for  the  50th.  We 
need  all  the  help  we  can  get  for  a  great  turn 
out,  especially  from  those  in  hiding.  The 
master  of  the  one-point  victory,  Ken  Keuf- 
fel,  reports  that  he  will  continue  teaching 
English  part  time  at  Lawrenceville  School  af- 
ter this  year  while  taking  courses  at  Prince- 
ton. Can  you  believe  this  was  his  thirty-first 
year  of  football  coaching?  Now  Sorota  would 
know  Ken  finally  understands  the  game. 
Really  great  to  hear  from  you  Ken.  I'm  sure 
Dave  and  Jim  Reilly  are  smiling.  Lem 
Beardsley  returned  my  card  as  now  chair- 
man of  the  Miles  Foundation  after  forty 
years  in  operations  of  Miles,  Inc.  Lem  and 
Ginny  spend  winters  in  Scottsdale,  Ariz., 
summers  in  Elkhart,  Indiana,  and  Jeffers, 
Montana.  They  see  Hank  See  and  wife  Gail 
on  hunting  and  fishing  trips. 

I  received  numerous  news  clippings  about 
William  (Bill)  Sloane  Coffin,  Jr.  and  his  ef- 
forts as  president  of  the  national  pro- 
disarmament  group  SANE-FREEZE.  Bill  just 
keeps  rolling  along,  suggesting  he  could  still 
take  Poppy  Bush  on  the  squash  court.  How- 
ie Gray  reports  retirement  from  Meridith 
Corp.  after  twenty  years  as  executive  market- 
ing director  of  Better  Homes  and  Gardens  (thir- 
ty-six million  readers  —  no.  five  in  the 
world).  Still  punching  out  twelve-hour  days 
as  management  consultant  in  the  travel  busi- 
ness in  New  Canaan,  Conn.  Bernard  Palitz 
found  some  of  my  column  remarks  unfriend- 
ly when  viewed  from  5th  Avenue,  but  Vin 
McKernin,  great  friend  that  he  is,  suggested 
Bernie  had  a  weak  moment.  Vin  still  weav- 
ing his  magic  of  putting  mergers  together.  At 
press  time,  a  great  note  from  Godfrey 
Rockefeller,  who  winters  in  Delray  Beach 
and  sees  Jack  Searle,  who  is  retired  but  is 
V.P.  and  treasurer  at  St.  Andrews  Club.  Jack 
Shepley  and  wife  Mary  stopped  to  see  the 
"Rock"  at  Prouts  Neck,  Maine,  where  Frank 
Parkhurst  also  enjoys  a  family  home.  Rock 
on  the  move:  Jack  Greenway  in  great  shape 
in  Tuscon,  Carter  Bacon  and  brother  Bill  live 
aboard  boater  in  Florida.  Really  great  to  hear 


from  you,  Rock.  Your  Chesapeake  Founda- 
tion took  a  lead  role  in  miraculously  recover- 
ing the  Chesapeake  Bay.  I  used  to  be  a  mem- 
ber. 

Truly  great  response,  gang.  Keep  it  up 
and  keep  looking  for  names  from  the  past. 
Yours  truly  still  doing  AAA  membership 
selling,  but  pretty  much  retired  in  Wrinkle 
City.  Finished  tops  in  Dale  Carnegie  Sales 
Course  last  fall  and  am  back  training  to  be- 
come an  instructor.  With  much  sadness,  I 
must  report  the  passing  of  Dr.  Edward 
Foord,  Don  Outerbridge,  and  Peter  Welch. 
To  their  families  and  loved  ones,  our  class 
extends  deepest  sympathies.  We  will  miss 
our  good  friends. 

Keep  those  cards,  letters  and  phone  calls 
coming  in.  You  make  the  news.  I'll  try  to  do 


A*!  James  McE.  Brown 

^J  RFD  #3  Box  70-1  Montauk  Ave. 
PHILLIPS  Stonington,  CT  06378 

From  the  mail  bag:  Ted  Brockie  reports 
that  he  will  retire  shortly  and  move  to  Flori- 
da while  keeping  an  apartment  in  New  Jer- 
sey and  a  summer  home  in  Barnstable  on 
the  Cape.  Six  granddaughters  for  the  Brock- 
ies.  Don  Earnshaw,  former  deputy  assistant 
secretary  of  commerce  in  the  Reagan  Ad- 
ministration was  one  of  the  hard  workers 
for  George  Bush  who  celebrated  by  attend- 
ing the  inauguration. 

Ken  Davis  is  still  active  in  mergers  and 
acquisitions  for  BDU  [sic]  Seidmass  an  in- 
ternational consulting  and  accounting  firm 
in  New  York.  Fred  Moore  says  that  he  loves 
his  renovated  carriage  house  in  Orange, 
N.H.,  where  he  remains  active  as  a  part- 
time  financial  planner  and  senior  warden  of 
St.  Thomas  Episcopal  church. 

From  Jack  Pidgeon:  Jack's  wife,  Barbara 
Hafner,  was  elected  auditor  general  of  the 
Commonwealth  of  Pennsylvania  which 
makes  her  the  second  ranking  officer  in  the 
state  and  the  first  woman  to  achieve  that  of- 
fice. Jack  is  now  know  as  Barbara's  hus- 
band. Terry  Kennedy's  son  Grafton  III  was 
married  last  December.  Terry  lives  in 
Spruce  Creek  Fly  in  a  private  airport  devel- 
opment in  Davtona  Beach,  with  the  interest- 
ing address  of  SnowFlight  Drive. 

Phil  Drake  is  doing,  as  expected,  a  marve- 
lous job  of  organizing  our  50th  reunion.  He 
has  received  over  fifty  positive  responses  for 
help.  As  a  sample  of  our  global  coverage  of 
helpers,  we  have  Tom  Irwin,  Hawaii;  Roger 
Morgan,  London;  Jim  Burnham,  Paris;  Bob 
Noble,  St.  Thomas;  Dick  De  Niord,  Saudi 
Arabia;  and  John  Hershey,  Australia.  John, 
who  is  a  mission  doctor  for  the  Lutheran 
church,  has  spent  several  years  in  practice  in 
Papau,  New  Guinea. 

If  any  of  you  would  like  to  volunteer, 
please  write  Phil  at  Two  Greenwich  Plaza, 
Greenwich,  CT  06830. 

For  an  interesting,  satisfying  foreign  trip 
I  can  recommend  the  type  just  completed 
by  my  wife  and  me.  We  rented  an  apart- 
ment in  the  small  "Bastide"  town  of  Ve- 
nasque  in  Provence,  France,  quite  close  to 
Avignon,  using  it  as  a  base  for  day  trips.  No 
packing,  unpacking  and  a  most  pleasant 
place  to  stay.  This  is  the  way  to  go. 

Sad  news:  The  school  has  reported  the 


death  of  classmates  Charles  G.  Davis  III  of 

Naples,  Florida  who  is  survived  by  his  six 
children.  The  class  extends  sympathy  to  his 
survivors. 


A  'I  Bet t ye  Rutherford  McCouch 

^J  72  Akott  Road 

ABBOT  Concord,  MA  01 742 

In  mid-April,  four  members  of  our  class 
plus  Betsey  Cullen  from  the  Alumnae  Of- 
fice, met  for  lunch  in  Sturbridge,  Mass.  In- 
cluded were  Sylvia  Peters  Agler,  Themis 
Sarris  Ellis,  Bettye  Rutherford  McCouch, 
and  Nancy  Corwin  Wintter,  and  we  all 
agreed  that  it  was  a  good  idea  to  gather  re- 
gionally from  time  to  time.  A  special  benefit 
from  the  effort  was  the  communication 
from  some  who  could  not  join  us.  This  in- 
cluded notes  from  Sylvia  Hall  Colten,  Ann 
Richards  Gale,  Anne  Locke  Hainan,  Betsy 
Bennett  Ewing,  and  Sedgie  Barss  Schnei- 
der and  calls  from  Gerry  Lehmann  Moats 
and  Mimi  Beckman  Huidekoper.  That's 
the  best  personal  contact  I've  had  in  years; 
please  keep  it  up. 

The  downside  of  this  job  is  to  report 
news  of  classmates  who  have  died.  Marga- 
ret Jocobus  Jaeckel  died  in  February  1989.  I 
have  no  details,  but  extend  our  sympathy  to 
her  husband,  John,  at  761  John  Ringling 
Blvd.,  Apt.  8-A,  Sarasota,  FL  33577.  I  shall 
always  remember  Peg  as  the  stylish,  sophis- 
ticated lady  who  lived  across  the  hall  from 
me  during  our  senior  year  in  Draper. 


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Roger  S.  Seymour 
2  Heathmuir  Way 
Savannah,  GA  31411 


By  the  time  you  read  this,  our  45th  reunion 
will  be  history.  By  that  time  we  also  hope  to 
have  gotten  out  a  reunion  newsletter  cover- 
ing the  affair.  And  an  affair  it  will  be.  Forty- 
five  guys  already  signed  up  and  a  few  more 
are  in  the  wings. 

For  this  column,  we'll  talk  about  some 
classmates  we've  heard  from  recently  and 
their  excuses  for  not  being  present.  For  ex- 
ample, George  Selden.  His  excuse  is  that  he 
and  Ann  have  the  free  run  of  a  chateau-fort 
m  the  south  of  France  during  June.  Pretty 
flimsy.  George  insists  he  is  still  working  as  a 
consultant  to  Manny  Hanny  Commercial 
Corp.  Near  neighbors  Roger  Strong  and  Lee 
might  make  it,  but  an  old  aunt  is  due  in  NYC 
the  Friday  of,  and  one  just  can't  risk  her  be- 
ing accosted  by  Jaws  Koch.  Another  button- 
down  blue  collar  worker,  Roger  is  senior 
vice  president  with  Shearson  Lehman  Asset 
Management.  Love  their  answering  ma- 
chine: "We're  not  here;  we're  there,"  mean- 
ing the  Hamptons.  Even  gives  the  phone 
number  there,  which  is  done  only  when  one 
is  current  on  one's  payments.  The  Strongs 
are  also  imminently  off  to  France,  perhaps 
second  prize,  out  to  the  steppes  and  London 
late  fall. 

Of  neighbors  Corey  Allen  and  Betty  just 
down  the  street,  apparently  got  too  many 
summer  trips  planned.  Doesn't  sound  as 
though  the  president  of  Princeton  Visual 
Communications  has  a  hep  planning  depart 


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merit.  Probably  can't  tear  themselves  away 
from  vistas  of  lagoon,  golf  course,  marina, 
and  majestic  live  oaks.  Another,  George  Nie- 
bank,  is  enjoying  retirement  just  across  two 
bays  up  in  Hilton  Head.  He  let  a  family  wed- 
ding get  in  the  way,  but  is  committed  for  '94. 

Another  French  disconnection,  Bob  Lilien 
and  Sue  will  also  be  luxuriating  in  June 
somewhere  near  the  Seldens.  Still  senior  vice 
president  of  a  communications  firm,  this 
founding  member  of  the  WIBETS  has  four 
kids  whose  variegated  blossoming  careers 
we'll  pick  up  at  a  later  date.  Dwight  Rock- 
well blames  Chas  Segar  for  missing.  One  of 
Charlie's  pasts  was  a  yacht  PR  firm,  which 
Rockwell  took  over  and  can't  get  rid  of.  June 
10  will  find  him  somewhere  in  Iowa  being 
nice  to  a  whole  bunch  of,  as  he  put  it,  hook 
and  bullet  outdoor  writers.  Sounds  improba- 
ble enough  to  be  true. 

Tom  Morse's  wife,  Sue,  wrote  that  Tom 
became  ill  and  had  to  step  down  last  sum- 
mer from  the  Chief  Justice  post  of  the  Massa- 
chusetts Superior  Court.  Gloomy  news  about 
a  great  classmate  and  a  keen  mind.  Ed  Un- 
derbill and  Twink  didn't  try  to  con  us;  just 
can't  make  it.  Probably  the  traffic  on  the 
causeway  between  Ft.  Myers  and  Sanibel. 
He.  too,  commits  for  '94.  Fred  Meacham 
(aka  Freas,  Meach)  and  Sue  Ann  plugged 
things  up  by  booking  to  Alaska  in  June. 
Guys,  really.  Let's  think  ahead  a  bit  next 
time.  Same  applies  to  Bill  Adams.  He  and 
Rebeca  will  be  in  Chicago,  of  all  places. 

Bert  Turner  would  have  competed  with 
Chris  Eatough  for  the  reunion  long  distance 
prize,  but  our  Honolulu  colonel  will  make 
the  trip  for  his  mid-May  40th  at  West  Point 
instead.  Dick  Rosenblatt  of  Rancho  Sante  Fe 
made  the  same  regrettable  choice.  Bert,  now 
an  investment  counselor,  recalls  being  in 
Andover  a  few  years  back.  Tried  by  car  to  re- 
live the  hike  from  the  B&M  station  up  the 
hill  to  G.Wash.  (You  remember  climbing 
down  out  of  the  cinder  boxes  into  the  biting 
cold  of  a  Sunday  evening,  certain  in  the 
greeting  Bob  Maynard  would  dish  out  when 
you  finally  stumbled  into  his  office.)  Well, 
Bert  couldn't  find  either  end  of  that  historic 
trek.  In  the  USA,  he  must  have  had  a  subal- 
tern who  knew  where  north  was. 

There  are  more  tales  to  tell,  some  true,  of 
why  classmates  couldn't  find  their  way  to 
the  45th.  Stay  tuned. 

In  the  last  notes,  we  told  of  the  loss  of  Bill 
Hickey.  Peter  Baker  has  now  filled  us  in, 
and  more  will  be  provided  in  the  newsletter. 
To  our  great  regret,  we  must  now  add  the 
name  of  Gene  Bernardin.  You  may  recall 
our  writing  two  years  ago  of  his  critical  ill- 
ness. He  succumbed  to  it  in  February.  Gene 
was  an  absolutely  remarkable  person  —  hus- 
band, father,  businessman,  civic  and  commu- 
nity leader.  Our  class's  respectful  sympathy 
is  extended  to  his  family. 

If  we  survive  Arnold's  oysters,  a  possible 
disagreement  with  Ault  over  Mortimer  Ad- 
ler,  the  call  to  bacchanalia  by  Ray  Young  and 
his  super  committee,  you'll  hear  more.  Ciao. 


A  A  Emih/ McMurrai/ Mead 

^*  560NSt.,SW 
ABBOT  Washington,  DC  20024 

Cubby  Lyons  Hickcox  tells  us  she  is  equat- 
ing the  National  Debt  with  her  contribu- 


tions to  Wellesley,  Harvard,  church,  and 
"debts  from  having  three  kids  in  Ivy 
League  colleges  all  in  one  six-year  period." 
It's  gratifying  that  despite  all  this  outgo, 
there  was  room  for  a  worthy  donation  to 
our  great  school. 

News  from  the  Santa  Fe  Reporter  of  7  De- 
cember 1988  tells  us  of  Carol  Paradise  Deck- 
er's exemplary  work  for  interfaith  and  inter- 
cultural  progress  in  New  Mexico.  Carol  has 
really  put  her  educational  background  to 
work  (master's  from  Columbia  and  Yale).  Be- 
lieving that  the  people  of  Santa  Fe  were  be- 
coming "disjointed  and  separated,"  she 
formed  a  group  to  undertake  conversaciones 
(conversations)  to  discuss  and  share  the  ba- 
sic values  of  Santa  Fe  so  that  people  could 
become  more  sensitive  as  neighbors  and 
work  more  effectively  for  the  community.  A 
problem  is  that  Santa  Fe  is  "undergoing  the 
pain  and  confusion  of  a  culture  and  commu- 
nity changing  too  rapidly."  A  conclusion  is 
that  there  is  a  positive  role  that  "Anglos"  can 
play  in  helping  Hispanics  "maintain  the  best 
of  their  heritage  while  moving  into  the  fu- 
ture." Carol  says  writer  Orlando  Romero 
"has  opened  our  eyes  and  challenged  all  of 
Santa  Fe  to  come  together."  Thanks  to  Car- 
ol's mother  for  bringing  this  to  our  attention. 

Along  with  husband  Ed,  I  have  toiled 
happily  for  the  George  Bush  campaign  and 
transition,  and  as  of  this  writing  have  been 
assigned  to  the  White  House  (OEOB)  here 
in  Washington,  D.C.,  where  the  welcome 
mat  is  always  out  for  visiting  pals.  We're  at 
560  N  SW,  a  pleasant  "renewal"  area. 
Daughter  Mary  is  finishing  her  master's  at 
Tufts-MFA;  Thorn  lives  in  Boston  with  wife 
Sarah;  and  Malcolm  remains  in  Florida. 

We  are  sad  to  report  the  death  in  Septem- 
ber due  to  a  heart  attack  of  Frances  Mac- 
Donald  Thompson  of  Santa  Barbara  at  her 
summer  home  on  Governors  Island,  Hamp- 
stead,  New  Hampshire.  She  leaves  her  hus- 
band, Donald  (PA  '40),  daughter  F.  Dana  of 
Denver,  Colorado,  and  son  Robert  T.  of  De- 
dahm,  Mass.  Our  sympathy  is  extended  to 
her  family. 

Reunion  news  from  Emily  will  appear  in  the 
fall  Bulletin.— ed. 


A  C  Charles  M.  Gearing  II 

500  Oak  Ridge  Drive 
PHILLIPS  Cheshire,  CT  06410 

This  is  a  very  sad  column  for  me  to  write  for 
I  must  report  the  death  of  my  predecessor  in 
this  job  and  one  of  my  dearest  old  friends, 
Lee  Bergstrom.  Lee's  health  had  been  pre- 
carious for  the  last  several  years,  and  he  was 
in  the  process  of  undergoing  a  complete 
physical  checkup  as  an  outpatient  at  the  La- 
hey  Clinic  near  Boston.  When  he  failed  to 
show  up  for  his  appointment  on  14  Febru- 
ary, they  checked  his  room  and  found  him 
the  victim  of  a  heart  attack.  Attending  the  fu- 
neral were  John  Thorndike,  Ches  McCrack- 
en,  Nancy  and  John  Lampe,  Susie  and  Ken 
Sutherland,  Dick  Welchand  Lulu,  Cornelia 
Moher  and  myself.  Artie  Moher  had  attend- 
ed the  wake  the  night  before.  Bergie  is  sur- 
vived by  his  twin  sons,  Dana  and  David,  and 
his  brother  "PeeBee"  '47.  Bergie  was  one  of 
the  kindest,  gentlest  men  I  have  ever  been 
privileged  to  know.  You  may  write  his  fami- 
ly at  22  Alba  Road,  Wellesley,  MA  02181. 
On  the  national  scene,  Bruce  Gelb,  who 


has  been  cited  as  one  of  George  Bush's  most 
effective  fund  raisers,  has  retired  from  his 
highly  successful  career  as  executive  vice 
president  of  Bristol  Myers  to  become  the 
head  of  the  United  States  Information  Ser- 
vice. His  best  known  new  charge  is  Voice  of 
America.  If  Bruce  does  as  well  with  it  as  he 
did  with  BMY  and  Bush  for  President,  the 
walls  will  surely  come  tumblin'  down! 

Thorndike  reports  that  he  ran  into  Chet 
Homer  a  few  months  back,  and  that  Chet 
apologized  by  mail  to  Bush  for  the  modesty 
of  his  contribution.  He  told  him  that  his  first 
day  on  campus  in  '41,  Bush  had  comman- 
deered him  to  carry  furniture  from  his  upper 
dorm  to  Day  Hall.  Chet  volunteered  to  carry 
furniture  into  the  White  House  in  lieu  of  a 
larger  gift.  John  says  that  he  sees  Howie 
Reed  on  a  regular  basis  and  that  he  is  doing 
well  back  in  the  Boston  area. 

I  received  a  nice  note  from  Artie  Moher  a 
couple  of  weeks  ago.  He  and  Cornelia  had 
spent  a  couple  of  weeks  in  Naples,  Florida, 
and  got  together  for  a  visit  with  Julie  and 
Flop  Follansbee  in  Bradenton.  The  visit  was 
arranged  by  Bill  Wood  '47  who  was  one  of 
the  members  of  Artie's  great  '45  team.  Flop 
is  almost  80,  but  enjoying  good  health  and  a 
keen  memory.  They  indulged  in  our  favorite 
pastime,  reminiscing,  and  Artie  says  its  hard 
to  believe  that  their  last  game  together  was 
44  years  ago.  The  Follansbees  winter  in  Bra- 
denton and  summer  in  Chautauqua,  N.Y.,  if 
you're  in  the  vicinity. 

Speaking  of  reminiscing,  I  was  on  the  Hill 
for  Alumni  Council  a  couple  of  weeks  ago, 
and  I  made  a  point  of  seeing  Jack  and  Helen 
Barss  and  Deke  and  Dine  DiClemente.  Jack 
and  Helen  are  over  ninety  and,  although 
Jack  has  pretty  much  lost  his  eyesight  and 
Helen  has  had  some  recent  health  problems, 
they  are  as  bouncy  and  enthusiastic  as  can 
be.  Jack  regularly  walks  two  miles  into  town 
and  back  to  pick  up  the  papers.  They  report 
that  Larry  is  doing  well  and  very  busy  on  a 
proprietary  computer  program  that  I  did  not 
fully  understand.  Deke  was  out  working  in 
the  yard  in  what  I  believe  was  the  same  dis- 
reputable sweat  shirt  he  had  on  in  1945.  Dine 
looks  great  and  is  just  as  bubbly  as  ever  al- 
though she,  too,  has  eyesight  and  other 
physical  problems.  They're  always  fun  to 
visit,  and  I  had  so  much  fun  talking  with 
them  that  I  was  a  half-hour  late  for  my  next 
meeting  (no  cuts  though). 

1  talked  with  Fred  Killam  a  while  back. 
Fred  and  Bergie  were  very  close  in  the  old 
days,  and  he  had  heard  from  a  third  party 
about  the  loss.  Fred  is  still  a  top-flight  life  in- 
surance man  in  Wallingford,  Conn.,  and  a 
very  active  Rotarian  and  civic  minded  guy. 

After  the  mammoth  collect-call  phone  bill 
we  ran  up  on  Joe  Wogan  at  the  last  reunion, 
I  was  amazed  to  receive  a  card  from  Joe  giv- 
ing me  his  new  phone  number  and  declaring 
himself  "Businessman  Emeritus."  Best  of 
luck  on  the  retirement. 

One  more  sad  note:  a  brief  note  from  a 
business  associate  informed  us  of  the  death 
of  James  "Sparks"  Yantis  on  3  February  in 
New  York  City.  He  was  a  lifelong  bachelor 
so  our  regrets  and  sympathy  go  to  any  fami- 
ly members  who  survive  him. 

Please  mark  your  calendar  right  now  for 
8,  9,  10,  June  1990  for  our  45th  shindig  on  the 
Hill.  The  Barss's,  DiClemente's  and  Helen 
Bronk  have  already  marked  our  class  dinner 
down! 

I  hope  you  will  all  scrape  deep  for  the 
Alumni  Fund  and  try  to  drop  me  a  line  soon. 


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45 


ABBOT 


Gretchen  Fuller  Frazier 
Calderwoods  RD#1 
180  Mendham  Rd. 
Far  Hills,  NJ  07931 


Here's  a  Tale  of  Two  Cities  in  three  ver- 
sions: First:  Jessamine  Patton  Haff,  whose 
"two  cities"  are  Nyack,  N.Y.,  and  Ponte 
Verde  Beach,  Florida.  She  writes,  "Harold 
and  I  are  really  enjoying  Sawgrass"  (I  think 
that's  how  it's  spelled).  "This  year  the 
weather  has  been  superb.  Come  see  us  here 
or  in  Nyack,  N.Y.,  in  the  summer." 

Second:  Joan  Sweeney's  "two  cities"  are 
in  Arizona  and  New  Hampshire.  "Still  in 
Mesa,  Arizona,  October  through  May,"  she 
says,  "and  in  Hamstead,  N.H.,  June 
through  Sept.  The  best  of  two  worlds." 

It  is  indeed  the  best  of  both  worlds,  say  I 
in  Arizona,  though  I  say  it  from  under  piles 
of  files,  lists,  and  things  to  go  to  the  clean- 
ers; all  part  of  preliminary  preparations  for 
the  semi-annual  shuttle.  East  to  New  Jersey 
we  go,  in  the  merry  month  of  May. 

Interesting  that  so  many  (and  there  are 
many  more  examples)  of  our  class  of  '45 
have  the  great  good  fortune  of  two  homes; 
escaping  the  heat,  escaping  the  cold,  return- 
ing to  fun,  friends  and  far-flung  family  in 
each  location.  Is  it  worth  the  packing  up? 
You  bet! 


46 

PHILLIPS 


Russell  F.  Thomes,  Jr. 

350  First  Avenue 
New  York,  NY  10010 


It's  my  sad  duty  to  report  another  loss  to  the 
class.  John  "Bull"  Dawson  passed  away  23 
March  at  Faulkner  Hospital,  Jamaica  Plain. 
Elliot  "Duke"  Curtis  sent  me  a  lovely  letter 
describing  the  uplifting  tribute  given  to  John 
at  a  memorial  in  Dover.  "His  three  surviving 
sons  participated  in  the  service  (John  E.  Jr.  of 
West  Boylston,  Benjamin  of  Dover,  and  Ma- 
thew  of  Boston).  His  eldest  son  described  nu- 
merous events  in  John's  life  that  highlighted 
his  standards,  his  strong  convictions  and  val- 
ues, his  self-discipline,  his  loyalty  to  his 
friends,  his  sense  of  humor  and  joie  dc  vivre, 
along  with  his  idiosyncrasies.  PA  classmates 
present  included  Karen  and  Rick  Hudner, 
Carol  and  Dick  Fullerton,  Martin  Begien, 
Bob  Wexler,  and  Ann  and  me.  So  many  peo- 
ple attended,  a  number  had  to  be  seated  in 
the  adjoining  parish  house  —  so  it's  possible 
I  could  have  missed  other  classmates.  A  let- 
ter just  received  from  Paine  Webber,  where 
Jack  worked  says:  '.  .  .  .  he  represented  the 
very  best  that  is  available  in  the  industry.'" 
In  addition  to  the  boys,  Jack  leaves  his  wife, 
Elizabeth  (Brayton),  and  three  grandchil- 
dren. Memorial  contributions  may  be  sent  to 
the  John  E.  Dawson  Fund,  c/o  Faulkner 
Hospital,  Jamaica  Plain,  MA  02130,  Attn: 
Mrs.  Elaine  Ulian,  Administrator.  He  will  be 
missed  by  so  many  friends  and  colleagues. 

John  was  a  member  of  the  famous  TOC 
organization  of  Taylor  Hall  in  our  upper 
year.  I  recently  received  a  surprise  postcard 
from  another  TOC  outstanding  associate, 
Mr.  Tony  "The  Chief"  Ritter,  post-marked 
Manila,  Pilipinas.  Tony's  Barbizon  Lingerie 
is  manufactured  out  there  in  a  new  70,000- 
square  foot  plant.  He  spends  fifty  percent  of 
his  time  in  the  Far  East  and  fifty  percent  on 


5th.  Remember  the  "Minneverfa"  (sp?)  and 
Tony's  shoes  —  "The  grippers"?  (I  think  the 
"grippers"  are  in  the  Brogan  Hall  of  Fame  in 
Brockton).  David  Quirk,  Jr.  has  a  thing 
about  Davids.  He  writes  seeking  the  wherea- 
bouts of  David  McLain  and  David  McCur- 
dy,  to  whom  he  owes  $3.00  from  1946. 

A  member  of  our  class  is  going  for  his 
Ph.D.  in  business  at  Baruch  College 
(CCNY)  while  working  as  an  adjunct  lectur- 
er teaching  management.  If  you  are  this 
person,  please  contact  me.  We  can't  deci- 
pher your  phone  numbers  or  signature  on 
your  response  form,  "Request  for  Funds." 

My  son,  Peter  '83  was  married  on  22 
April  to  Katy  Cranton,  formerly  of  Grove- 
land,  Mass.,  in  the  Cochran  Chapel.  They 
met  at  Vassar  and  may  live  in  Maine  or 
New  Hampshire.  Helen  Bronk,  Jake's  wid- 
ow, was  at  the  wedding.  Kate  Thomes  '80 
was  a  bridesmaid. 

Irenee  du  Pont  May,  Jr.  was  married  in 
January  to  Lynn  Grinten  in  the  Cadet  Chap- 
el of  the  Valley  Forge  Military  Academy  in 
Wayne,  Pa.  He  is  with  Morgan  in  Hong 
Kong.  His  dad,  our  Irenee  du  Pont  May,  Sr. 
is  retired  now  from  the  du  Pont  Company 
and  lives  in  Greenville,  Delaware. 

I'd  like  to  cover  more  ground,  more  per- 
sonalities, with  more  information  in  these 
notes,  so,  please,  drop  me  a  line  to  the  ad- 
dress above  so  together  we  can  put  some 
more  zest  into  the  column. 

Have  a  wonderful  summer! 


46 

ABBOT 


Luetta  Robertson 
365  Elder  Lane 
Winnetka,  IL  60093 


Hello  everyone!  A  nice  note  from  Peggy 
Howe  Ewing  saying  that  after  being  direc- 
tor of  admissions  at  the  Shipley  School  for 
fifteen  years,  retirement  in  June  is  on  her 
agenda.  Peggy  says  "It's  been  a  fascinating 
job,  being  part  of  a  change  that  saw  a  girls' 
day  and  boarding  school  become  a  fully  co- 
ed day  school  K-12th  grade."  Interesting 
life,  Peggy,  now  keep  us  posted  on  what 
your  future  holds. 

Such  a  newsy  letter  from  Nancy  Thomas 
Adams.  She  tells  that  her  mother  died  in 
March  of  1988  at  90.  Nancy  and  Ted's 
daughter  Tatsy  graduated  in  December  1987 
from  the  University  of  Miami  Nursing 
School,  then  joined  the  Navy  and  got  her 
commission  as  an  ensign.  All  of  the  family 
met  in  Newport  for  her  graduation.  Tatsy  is 
on  duty  at  the  Oakland  Naval  Hospital  and 
lives  on  Treasure  Island  in  the  BOQ.  Nancy 
says,  "The  highlight  of  our  year  was  a  rented 
apartment  in  San  Francisco  for  the  month  of 
September.  We  rented  a  car  and  drove  N,  S, 
and  E  to  anyplace  we  could  get  to  and  back 
in  one  day.  It  was  so  great  that  we  plan  the 
same  thing  this  September.  In  the  meantime 
our  baby,  Abby,  now  26,  became  officially 
engaged  to  her  boyfriend  of  six  years.  We're 
delighted!  They  plan  to  be  married  at  the 
chapel  at  Andover  in  August.  They  live  in 
Boston  where  he  is  a  lawyer  and  she  works 
for  a  branch  of  R.R.  Donnelley  Co.  The  older 
three  kids  are  fine.  Both  Ted  and  I  are  well. 
Now  with  both  hips  made  of  titanium,  I  get 


around  a  lot  better  and  more  comfortably. 
It's  amazing  what  wonderful  things  can  be 
done  these  days!"  And,  Nancy,  you  are  the 
amazing  thing!  Let's  hear  from  you  others 
out  there.  Love,  Luty. 


47 

PHILLIPS 


Felix  Drury 
30  Walden  Street 
HamdenXT  06517 


If  you  were  unable  to  understand  the  trans- 
formation of  the  O.W.H.  Library  described 
in  the  Bulletin's  last  issue,  let  me  offer  some 
observations  after  a  May  visit.  The  stately 
portico  which,  along  with  Addison  Gallery's 
sets  the  campus's  symmetry  and  reinforces 
the  Sam  Phil  Axis,  is  now  an  emergency  rear 
exit.  The  new  entrance  is  a  plain,  somewhat 
graceless  facade  facing  the  end  of  Pearson 
with  a  paved  terrace  which  is  actually  the 
roof  of  the  computer  center,  appropriately 
close  to,  but  not  a  part  of  the  realm  of  the 
printed  page.  A  group  of  walled  seats  dense- 
ly occupies  the  old  center  hall.  This  maze- 
like installation  is  used  for  everything  but 
reading  because  the  light  is  so  dim.  The  old 
main  reading  room  has  been  refurbished 
with  funds  from  our  class  and  is  more  hand- 
some than  ever.  The  stacks  wing  has  been 
reused  and  supporting  facilities  added  in  a 
U  shape  around  it.  As  seen  from  the  chapel 
the  composite  building  looks  a  little  over- 
weight and  mis-styled. 

I  had  a  long  January  phone  conversation 
with  Ford  Hubbard,  who,  while  trained  as 
an  attorney  at  the  University  of  Texas,  has 
been  a  banker  since  1960.  In  Texas  these 
days  that's  the  equivalent  of  trying  to  break 
a  horse  at  a  rodeo.  He  reminisced  about  his 
army  days  in  West  Germany  and  a  recent 
trip  back  to  the  town  where  he  was  sta- 
tioned, particularly  about  the  doubling  of 
their  population,  their  industriousness  and 
prosperity  and  the  cleanliness  of  the  coun- 
tryside He  also  went  on  about  Houston's 
skyscrapers.  Hmm.  He  and  Patty  have  a 
son,  Ford  III,  and  a  year  old  granddaughter. 
He  has  been  struggling  through  Hawking's 
A  Brief  History  of  Time.  Join  the  crowd. 

I  should  have  had  Ford  call  John  Addi- 
son, head  of  Berkeley's  math  department. 
John  and  I  got  started  on  the  phone  a  couple 
of  days  ago  and  went  on  for  over  an  hour  be- 
fore he  told  me  I  had  interrupted  his  evalua- 
tion of  a  doctoral  thesis  and  the  candidate 
might  suffer  for  the  sake  of  the  Bulletin.  I  had 
read  somewhere  of  John's  efforts  to  lure 
Ruth  Lawrence,  a  17-year-old  Oxford  math 
prodigy,  to  his  faculty.  That  led  to  a  discus- 
sion of  why  so  few  women  go  into  math.  En- 
courage your  granddaughters.  John  and 
Mary  Ann  have  four  sons,  all  in  their  20s. 
Mary  Ann's  father,  Alonzo  Church,  a  fa- 
mous logician,  is  the  oldest  (86)  active  teach- 
er of  mathematics  in  the  country. 

Sandy  Trowbridge  has  been  the  center  of 
two  notable  events:  he  is  the  winner  of  the 
'88  Bryce  Harlow  Business-Government  Re- 
lations award,  and  he  announced  his  resig- 
nation as  president  of  the  NAM,  which  rep- 
resents over  13,000  companies.  We  will  miss 
Sandy's  tube  appearances  for  the  NAM. 

There  was  a  determined  look  on  Bayard 
Waring's  face  in  the  large  photo  with  the 
long  article  about  his  career  and  resignation 


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in  The  Boston  Globe.  Why  are  there  not  more 
Bayards  out  there,  and  why  is  he  resigning 
his  job  as  area  director  of  the  U.S.  Depart- 
ment of  Education?  He  is  leaving,  he  says, 
out  of  frustration  over  bureaucratic  inaction 
at  all  levels  and  anger  over  governmental 
failure  to  respond  to  social  change.  "We  are 
still  running  an  educational  system  for  white 
males."  When  the  U.S.  should  be  offering  the 
best  educational  opportunities  it  is  myopic 
about  needs  and  cutting  back  programs. 
Bayard,  we  need  your  voice  in  public  places. 
What's  next?  In  a  closing  aside,  Bayard's 
daughter  Wendy  is  a  featured  singer  and 
dancer  in  Broadway's  Legs  Diamond." 


Street,  Salem,  OR  97303.  Sally  runs  an  out- 
of-print  book  search  business. 

Please  remember  to  send  me  any  address 
and  telephone  changes. 


47 

ABBOT 


Mary  Lou  Miller  Hart 
18  Briar  Road 
Wilmington,  DE  19803 


Emily  "Timmy"  Hemsath  Shull  (June, 
1987):  "I  will  be  in  England  at  the  time  of 
the  reunion.  .  .  My  stepdaughter  and  family 
there  are  the  main  attraction  that  takes  us 
overseas  again. 

"After  being  tied  down  to  teaching  for 
twenty-nine  years,  it  is  great  to  have  the  op- 
portunity to  travel.  My  husband,  also  re- 
tired, and  I  have  really  been  making  up  for 
lost  time  travel-wise.  My  biggest  news  is  the 
arrival  of  my  own  grandson  on  Easter  Sun- 
day. I  was  with  him  in  Wayne,  Pennsylvania 
.  .  .  and  I  am  sure  he  is  Andover  material.  A 
most  exceptional  baby  even  at  his  tender 
age.  His  name  is  Justin  McElroy  Smith. 

".  .  .  Although  I  didn't  graduate  with 
you,  I  cherish  the  memories  of  the  two 
years  I  attended  Abbot. 

'  !  am  struggling  with  trying  to  stop 
smoking.  I  am  afraid  Abbot  was  where  it  all 
began.  I  am  wondering  how  many  of  you 
have  the  same  problem.  On  a  more  positive 
side,  I  am  sure  I  was  able  to  teach  as  long  as 
I  did  because  of  the  influence  of  my  Abbot 
education  and  the  inspiration  of  the  great 
teachers  we  had." 

Margot  Meyer  Richter:  "As  a  member 
and  president-elect  of  the  Wake  County 
Arts  Council,  I've  been  asked  to  co-chair  a 
task  force  with  one  of  our  county  commis- 
sioners to  do  an  Arts  Resources  Develop- 
ment Plan  for  Wake  County  in  which  there 
are  twelve  distinct  municipalities  including 
Raleigh,  the  capital.  Part-time  job  as  admin- 
istrative assistant  for  Raleigh  Wesley  Foun- 
dation, college  student  organization  for 
Methodist  students  in  the  area."  Business 
telephone,  (919)  833-1861. 

Alden  Obering  O'Brien:  New  address: 
P.  O.  Box  6655,  Shreveport,  LA  71136-6655. 
Jane  Lewis  Gleason  (April,  1987):  "I  surely 
would  enjoy  going  back  for  our  fortieth  re- 
union, but  that  weekend  will  mark  the 
opening  of  my  eleventh  season  in  the  shop 
(Kezar  Lake  Handcrafts)  and  I  fear  I  will 
have  to  be  on  hand  .  .  .  My  husband  passed 
away  four  and  one-half  years  ago,  but  I  am 
keeping  very  busy  with  my  growing  fami- 
ly. Mv  fourth  grandchild  arrives  in  August. 
I  winter  on  Marco  Island,  Florida,  and  sum- 
mer at  Kezar  Lake.  In  between,  I'm  here  at 
Stage  Neck  and  would  love  to  see  anyone 
passing  through  Maine.  Have  a  great  reun- 
ion. I  will  be  thinking  of  you  all." 

Sally  McDuffie:  New  address:  1580  16th 


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Dan  Tucker 
18  Arlington  Road 
PHILLIPS       Wellesley  Hills,  MA  02181 


More  '88  election  results  are  in.  Nick  Kafo- 
glis  was  re-elected  state  senator  from  War- 
ren and  Logan  counties  in  Kentucky.  He 
was  first  elected  in  1986  and  previously 
served  two  terms  as  a  state  representative. 
While  the  legislature  only  meets  for  three 
months  every  other  year,  committees  meet 
year  round,  and  Nick  is  busy  full  time.  Don 
Sharp  reports  an  upset  win  as  the  fourth 
Democrat  elected  as  a  Village  Trustee  in 
ninety-one  years  in  heavily  Republican 
Bronxville,  N.Y.  While  the  position  has  no 
compensation,  Don  says  the  time  demands 
are  great.  Don  is  vice  president  of  the  New 
York  State  Job  Development  Authority. 
Burt  Lee,  M.D.  is  moving  to  Washington 
from  the  Memorial  Sloan-Kettering  Cancer 
Center  in  New  York  to  become  White 
House  physician  and  a  health  policy  advis- 
er to  his  friend,  President  George  Bush. 
Burt  was  a  pro-active  member  of  President 
Reagan's  AIDS  commission  and  intends  to 
continue  to  promote  an  enlightened  atti- 
tude toward  the  disease  in  deliberations 
about  national  health  policy. 

From  Birmingham,  Alabama,  Frank 
Thurston  Col.  USMC  (Ret.)  reports:  "I  am 
still  in  the  aviation  management  and  corpo- 
rate flying  business  in  and  around  the 
Southeast/Southcentral  states  for  the  most 
part.  Essentially  self-employed.  Sorry  to 
have  missed  the  reunion;  circumstances 
were  such  that  I  could  not  take  the  time  off 
that  month.  Definitely  proud  to  see  an  And- 
over graduate  in  the  White  House,  and 
know  that  he  is  a  naval  aviator,  too. 

The  retirement  syndrome  afflicts  some  of 
our  M.D.  classmates.  Bill  Bradley  has  aban- 
doned obstetrics  for  three  months  in  Florida 
and  nine  in  New  Hampshire.  Dick  Tichnor 
abandoned  orthopedics  for  France  in  the 
fall,  winter  in  St.  Thomas,  and  some  con- 
sulting on  Cape  Cod.  He  and  his  wife  have 
a  combined  family  of  nine  children  and  five 
grandchildren. 

Reports  from  some  working  classmates 
include:  Hank  Curry  is  the  administrator  of 
the  DA's  office  in  Monroe  County  (Roches- 
ter) N.Y.  He  has  four  children  and  four 
grandchildren.  Tom  Dudley  is  a  lawyer  in 
Portsmouth,  N.H.  His  older  daughter,  Mor- 
gan, graduates  from  Stanford  Business 
School  and  the  younger,  Rebecca,  works  in 
Chicago  and  moonlights  as  a  rock  group 
drummer.  Fred  Home  reports  from  Wheel- 
ing, W.V.,  that  his  third  son,  David,  is  mar- 
ried and  that  he  has  seen  Judge  Skip  Hill 
three  times  since  the  reunion.  Ted  Hudson 
is  thinking  about  retirement  from  Unisys  in 
Norwalk,  Conn.  Daughter  Susan  is  graduat- 
ing from  Tufts  Dental  School,  son  John  is  at 
Vermont  Law  School,  daughter  Virginia 
lives  in  the  Philippines  with  two  children, 
and  son  Steven  raises  Christmas  trees  in 
Northern  Vermont. 

Chuck    Truehold    reports  thirty-three 


years  of  uninterrupted  marriage,  twenty- 
three  years  at  Arnold  Bleichroeder  &  Com- 
pany and  a  continuing  fascination  with  rail 
transportation.  Such  stability.  Bob  Griffin  is 
in  charge  of  real  estate  operations  for  Met 
Life  in  Los  Angeles.  Since  1975,  John  Smith, 
Lt.  Col.  USMC  (Ret.),  has  been  the  dean  of 
Administration  at  Oregon  Institute  of  Tech- 
nology in  Kalmath  Falls,  in  the  dry  Eastern 
highlands  of  Oregon.  One  of  two  daughters 
is  married  and  has  a  child.  He  will  try  to 
make  the  next  reunion.  Norm  Henderson  is 
vice  president  and  workout  specialist  for 
Bank  Hapoalim  in  N.Y.  When  things  go 
sour,  Norm  is  busy,  which  he  says  is  very 
much  the  case  now.  Temp  Brown  and  Susie 
had  an  enjoyable  sojourn  in  Southern  France 
and  Tuscany  for  three  weeks  in  May.  Ross 
Kipka's  daughter  Julia  graduated  from  Ken- 
yon  college  this  spring. 

The  sad  part  of  these  notes  records  the 
death  of  classmates.  Alonzo  "A.B."  Rivers 
died  in  Atlanta  in  January  after  a  brief  siege 
with  cancer.  He  was  first  vice  president  for 
institutional  sales  with  Robinson  Hum- 
phrey in  Atlanta  for  seven  years  and  prior 
to  that  had  been  with  Rotan  Mosle  in  Hous- 
ton for  twenty  years.  He  is  survived  by  his 
wife,  Bonnie,  and  a  son  Thomas  and  daugh- 
ter Michelle  who  live  in  Houston.  He  leaves 
many  friends  in  the  investment  world  and 
among  his  classmates. 

Paul  Dickson  died  in  Sacramento,  Cali- 
fornia, also  in  January,  after  a  three-year 
struggle  with  Alzheimer's  disease.  He  and 
his  wife,  Nancy,  had  three  children.  At  one 
point  in  his  varied  career  he  had  been  an 
Episcopal  minister.  His  brother  Tracy  '40 
writes,  "He  was  a  bright,  fun-loving  person 
who  cared  about  his  fellow  man  and  did  all 
he  could  to  serve  him.  The  Dicksons  all 
miss  him.".  . .  as  do  his  classmates. 


48 

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Rosemary  Jones 
1718  N.E.  7th  Avenue 
Fort  Lauderdale,  FL  33305 


Lee  Booth  Witwer  sent  a  correction  about 
the  number  of  grandchildren  she  and 
Corky  have  —  there  are  nine,  not  five  as  re- 
ported in  the  spring  Bulletin.  (Lee  was  the 
youngest  and  also  one  of  the  first  to  get 
married  in  our  class.)  Jane  Woolverton 
Wrench  read  our  notes  and  decided  to  visit 
Judy  Erdman  Makrianes  while  on  a  trip  to 
NYC,  where  her  daughter  Lydia  lives.  Jane 
traveled  from  San  Francisco  to  attend  her 
fortieth  reunion  in  June.  She  also  has  a  son 
aged  twenty-two.  Another  reunion  in  NYC 
took  place  recently  when  Jane  Kenah 
Dewey,  Gene  Young  and  Chica  Tavares 
Angulo  got  together  while  Janie  was  in 
town  from  Worcester.  Chica's  son  Peppy 
(Carlos,  Jr.)  graduated  from  Yale  Law 
School  this  June  and  is  working  with  the 
Justice  Department  in  D.C.  Janie  reports 
that  she  ran  into  Jane  Jackson  Parks  and 
husband  Ben  while  she  and  Harry  were  at  a 
meeting  of  the  American  College  of  Probate 
Counsel  in  Tucson.  All  these  lawyers!  Gene 
and  sisters  Shirley  and  Frances  were  fea- 
tured in  Vail  Magazine  in  connection  with 
Frances's  luxurious  apartment  where  the 
Young  clan,  friends  and  extended  family, 
gather  for  ski  holidays.  Hannah  Richmond 


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49'ers  double  previous  40th  class  gifts  with  record  80  percent  participation. 


Hammer  writes  that  she  had  an  interesting 
trip  to  Russia  last  year  which  prevented  her 
from  attending  our  class  reunion.  She  also 
went  to  Southern  India  this  past  winter. 
Her  daughter  Beth  Ruh  is  a  stock  broker 
with  Merrill  Lynch  in  N.Y.,  and  her  son 
John  recently  completed  his  MBA  and  is 
working  in  Pittsburgh. 


49 


PHILLIPS 


Paul  L.  Nash 
140  Broadway,  Room  4500 
New  York,  NY  10005 


Our  fortieth  reunion  had  many  highlights, 
the  brightest  being  an  excellent  turnout  of 
classmates,  thanks  to  the  efforts  of  Atten- 
dance Chairman  Sam  Mulligan  and  his 
crew,  and  a  stunning  annual  giving  accom- 
plishment, spearheaded  by  Class  Agent  Jim 
Messing. 

Fifty-one  classmates  attended,  accompa- 
nied by  some  thirty-four  spouses  and /or 
friends  and  one  child,  age  2.  Paul  Cleve- 
land's claim  to  the  class's  Long  Distance 
Traveler  Award  was  disallowed  on  the 
grounds  that  an  extended  trip  to  the  United 
States  between  stints  as  ambassador  to  New 
Zealand  and  Ambassador  to  Malaysia 
doesn't  count  as  travel  to  the  reunion.  The 
award  was  declared  a  tie  between  Mac 
Beatty  and  Tom  Nebel,  even  though  Mac 
Lives  five  miles  further  west  from  Tom  in 
Seattle.  On  a  collective  basis  the  award 
would  have  gone  to  the  Texas  contingent, 
comprised  of  Larry  Kelly,  Eddie  Ryan  and 
Bass  and  Bruce  Wallace. 

The  less  well  travelled  of  us,  in  addition 
to  your  secretary  and  classmates  named  in 
the  first  paragraph  above,  included  Quint 
Anderson,  Bruce  Bates,  Clark  Brink,  Paul 
Brodeur,  Jim  Brown,  Jim  Cartmell,  Steve 
Chandler,  Derwood  Chase,  Art  Doran, 
Pete  Dorsey,  Fred  Fawcett,  Howard  Fin- 
ney, Jervis  Finney,  Neil  Flanagin,  Allan 
Flynn,  Dick  Foxwell,  Peter  Grant,  Clem 
Hastie,  Bob  Hattemer,  John  Houk,  Don 
Husted,  Stu  Ingersoll,  Duncan  Kidd,  Alan 
Lazarus,  Harmon  Leete,  Ools  Lindholm, 
Bud  Linn,  Jim  McLane,  Holland  McTyeire, 
Barry  Phelps,  Bo  Polk,  Ben  Potter,  Neil 
Rolde,  Ed  Smith,  Si  Spengler,  Bones  Spen- 
cer, Don  Sutherland  (accompanied  by  Co- 
nor, age  2),  Dave  Swenson,  Ted  Torrance, 
Jerry  Wexler  and  Hank  Wood. 

The  annual  giving  results  for  our  class 


were  simply  phenomenal.  More  than 
$155,000  was  contributed,  better  than  dou- 
bling the  prior  record  for  40th  reunion  class- 
es, the  number  of  classmates  participating 
reached  the  unprecedented  level  of  80  per- 
cent and  more  than  36  percent  of  those  con- 
tributing did  so  in  amounts  at  the  Non-Sibi 
level.  These  results  brought  about  special 
recognition  (normally  limited  to  the  25th  re- 
union (our  total  was  higher)  and  fiftieth  re- 
union) to  our  class.  Jim  Messing  and  his 
crew,  who  have  agreed  to  continue  their  ef- 
forts in  future  years,  have  done  a  fabulous 
job,  and  the  class  is  certainly  to  be  com- 
mended for  its  generosity  to  the  school. 

I  have  enjoyed  serving  as  class  secretary 
for  the  past  eighteen  years  but  it  is  time  for  a 
change.  Jim  McLane  has  kindly  agreed  to 
assume  these  duties,  so  he  will  be  the  author 
of  your  next  column.  Filling  another  impor- 
tant role,  Pete  Dorsey  has  agreed  to  act  as 
chairman  of  our  45th  reunion.  Mark  your 
calendars! 

Twenty-six  classmates  submitted  person- 
al comment  sheets  which  have  been  put  into 
mostly  legible  and  printable  form  and  were 
distributed  at  the  reunion.  I  will  be  happy 
to  send  a  copy  to  anyone  who  did  not  attend 
and  who  would  like  to  have  one.  Just  drop 
me  a  note  with  a  legible  return  address  and 
a  few  lines  about  your  own  activities.  I'll 
forward  the  latter  to  Jim  McLane  for  inclu- 
sion in  his  column. 

It  is  with  great  regret  that  I  report  the 
death  of  Dick  Lombard  who  died  of  cancer 
in  February  of  this  year.  Dick  was  a  great 
friend  of  Ehe  school  and  a  strong  participant 
in  class  activities.  Dick  was  a  former  mem- 
ber of  the  board  of  trustees  of  Dartmouth 
College,  a  trustee  and  vice-chairman  of  the 
board  of  memorial  Sloan-Kettering  Cancer 
Center  and  chairman  of  Affiliated  Artists  of 
New  York.  The  class  extends  its  condolenc- 
es to  his  wife,  Jane,  and  their  children. 


49 

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Nancy  Jeffers  Wiiittemore 
3327  Sayre  Drive 
Princeton,  N]  08540 


Reunion  weekend  was  a  great  success.  The 
weather  cooperated  on  Saturday  and  Sun- 
day. There  were  receptions,  dinners,  meet- 
ings, (formal  and  informal),  the  parade,  of 
course,  and  even  an  Abbot  tea!  The  campus 


looked  beautiful,  and  we  toured  as  much  as 
possible,  including  Abbot.  The  plans  for 
Draper  and  McKeen  were  presented,  which 
you'll  read  about  elsewhere,  and  we  were 
housed  on  campus,  which  was  a  combina- 
tion nostalgia  trip  and  grown-up  pajama 
party.  All  in  all,  a  happy  visit.  I  wish  more 
of  you  could  have  come,  but  I  guess  I'll  have 
to  wait  for  the  45th.  One  of  the  disadvantag- 
es of  being  in  the  small  but  select  group  of 
returnees,  is  being  reassigned  as  class  secre- 
tary again.  I  felt  confident  I'd  be  thrown  out 
on  my  ear,  considering  my  poor  record,  but 
here  I  am,  once  again,  promising  to  do  bet- 
ter. Debbie  William  Troemner  has  agreed 
to  help  Patty  Bleecker  Jones  as  class  agent. 

Lynn  Olney  Paglee  drove  up  with  me  as 
she  lives  in  Moorestown,  about  an  hour  from 
Princeton.  It's  really  spooky  how  much  she 
looks  the  same.  I'd  have  recognized  her  any- 
where. She's  going  to  be  a  grandmother  in 
December.  The  aforementioned  Debbie  also 
came,  combining  a  trip  to  Maine  with  reun- 
ion. She  is  well,  her  daughter  has  beautiful 
children  and  her  son  is  in  college  in  Boston. 
She  is  still  very  slim,  which  I  thought  was 
rotten  of  her.  Penny  Pendleton  Beye 
brought  Jane  Woolverton  Wrench  along.  Ja- 
nie  had  been  visiting  most  of  the  East  Coast, 
including  her  daughter,  Lydia,  who  recently 
moved  to  NYC.  I  haven't  seen  her  in  about 
twenty-five  years,  which  is  a  long  time  be- 
tween visits  for  old  roommates.  Anyway, 
she's  terrific,  and  we  had  a  wonderful  time. 
She  brought  some  snaps  of  her  current  art 
projects  which  are  very  impressive.  Penny 
has  four  grown  children,  two  grandkids  and 
a  successful  career  as  an  architect  in  Boston. 
Camilla  Titcomb  arrived  on  Saturday  after- 
noon as  she's  at  the  end  of  a  school  year  at 
Beaver  Country  Day  School,  where  she's 
taught  for  years.  She  remembers  all  the 
words  to  our  class  song,  much  to  our  amaze- 
ment, and  proved  it  by  singing  the  entire 
thing  in  her  still  glorious  alto.  The  surprise 
visit  was  from  Ann  Wadleigh  Gibert  who  is 
still  beautiful  and  funny,  in  spite  of  being  the 
mother  of  six.  Is  that  a  class  record? 

Patty  Jones  had  a  good  excuse  for  not  be- 
ing there.  Her  son,  Thomas,  had  been  in 
Beijing  and  she  hadn't  any  news  of  him  until 
8  June.  He  had  arrived  in  Hong  Kong  and 
was  safe,  but  by  that  time,  Patty  was  ex- 
hausted. Also,  her  daughter's  wedding  was 
just  two  weeks  before.  I  thought  her  excuse 
was  legitimate.  Anyway,  she  sends  love. 

Other  tidbits  gleaned  through  notes  or 
calls  or  Patty's  conversations:  Sharon  Pur- 
viance  Montero  was  expecting  a  grand- 
child on  9  June.  .  .  another  good  excuse  for 
not  being  in  Andover.  She  has  two  married 
daughters  (one  living  in  Belgium)  and  a  son 
in  college.  Her  sister  Valerie  is  living  in  In- 
diana. Sharon  is  still  in  Chile.  Joan  Web- 
ster Post's  husband  is  giving  a  recital  in 
New  Haven  at  the  end  of  June,  so  she 
couldn't  manage  two  trips  so  close  togeth- 
er. Patty  tells  me  happy  news  of  Joan  Oven 
Betts.  She's  been  widowed  for  some  time, 
and  is  marrying  again  this  summer.  Ann 
Bronaugh  Gibbons  sent  regrets  but  no 
news.  Joyce  Hall  Bell  was  celebrating  thir- 
ty-nine years  of  marriage  on  reunion  week- 
end— that's  got  to  be  another  record.  They 
have  two  boys,  one  girl,  and  three  grand- 
children. Sue  Jordan  Zehl  regretted  also. 
Her  husband  is  retiring  from  U  of  Rochester 
as  professor  of  ophthalmology  and  they're 
in  the  process  of  moving  to  North  Carolina. 

So,  that's  about  it  except  for  a  note  I  re- 


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ceived  from  one  classmate,  who  shall  re- 
main unidentified,  which  went  as  follows: 
"Jeff,  sorry  I  won't  be  at  the  Abbot  reunion 
—  too  old,  too  tired  and  I  don't  really  care." 

To  the  rest  of  you,  please  care,  keep  in 
touch  and  never  get  too  old.  Love,  Jeff. 


was  a  managing  director  of  Morgan  Stanley 
&  Co.,  Inc.  He  leaves  his  wife,  Stormy  Byor- 
um  Good  (of  333  E.  68th  St.,  New  York,  NY 
10021),  two  daughters  and  a  son.  I  know  I 
speak  for  the  whole  class  in  offering  our 
sympathy  to  the  families  of  Donn  and  Barry. 


cr»  /.  Kenneth  McDonald 

DU  4728  S.  29th  Street 

PHILLIPS  Arlington,  VA  22206 

Several  members  of  our  class  have  retired, 
even  though  some  of  us  have  yet  to  decide 
what  we  want  to  be  when  we  grow  up.  Ze- 
nas  Sykes  last  year  became  Professor  Emer- 
itus at  the  Johns  Hopkins  University,  while 
Michael  Palmer  is  reportedly  in  his  fifth 
year  of  retirement,  living  mainly  in  Europe 
near  his  four  daughters  and  two  grandchil- 
dren. Retired  or  not,  we  are  acquiring 
grandchildren  at  a  rapid  rate;  John  Lincoln 
now  has  five,  all  under  four  years  old,  and 
all  on  hand  for  Christmas  at  the  Lincoln's 
home  in  Montpelier,  Vt.  John's  daughter 
Joanna  and  family  traveled  from  Denmark 
for  the  occasion.  Edward  Leigh  Quinn  re- 
ports five  of  his  six  children  married,  with 
four  grandchildren  among  them. 

From  the  New  York  Times  last  January,  I 
have  news  that  Norman  S.  Matthews,  for- 
mer president  of  Federated  Department 
Stores,  Inc.,  has  been  named  vice  chairman 
and  a  director  of  the  Best  Products  Compa- 
ny, a  catalogue-showroom  chain  based  in 
Richmond,  Va.,  which  investment  bankers 
Adler  &  Shaykin  acquired  in  a  $1.1  billion 
leveraged  buyout  last  autumn.  In  other 
buyout  news,  Benjamin  F.  Schemmer,  for 
twenty-one  years  editor  of  Armed  Forces 
Journal  International,  who  sold  the  magazine 
to  British  publisher  Robert  Maxwell  early 
last  year,  resigned  at  the  end  of  1988  in  a 
dispute  with  the  new  owner. 

Among  the  self-employed,  Ralph  Blum 
continues  to  work  with  oracular  instru- 
ments —  there  are  now  500,000  sets  of  his 
Book  of  Runes  in  print  (with  rune  stones  at- 
tached). Ralph  has  started  a  magazine,  The 
Neiv  Oracle:  A  Journal  in  the  Oracular  Tradi- 
tion, which  will  focus  on  interviews.  Sub- 
scriptions are  $15  a  year,  c/o  The  Rune 
Works,  720  Machado,  Venice,  CA  90291.  Dr. 
Edward  S.  Miller,  our  former  class  agent 
and  distinguished  orthodontist  in  Andover, 
has  been  inducted  as  a  fellow  of  the  Interna- 
tional College  of  Dentists,  in  recognition  of 
outstanding  service  to  the  profession.  Ken 
McDonald  has  been  elected  to  the  board  of 
trustees  of  the  Church  Schools  in  the  Epis- 
copal Diocese  of  Virginia. 

Representative  Anthony  C.  Beilenson 
(D.  CA),  who  was  re-elected  for  his  seventh 
term  in  Congress  last  November,  is  now 
Chairman  of  the  prestigious  House  Perma- 
nent Select  Committee  on  Intelligence.  Tony 
represents,  with  admirable  independence 
and  integrity,  the  affluent  and  politically  ac- 
tive 23rd  District  outside  Los  Angeles. 

I  regret  that  I  must  report  the  deaths  of 
two  of  our  classmates.  For  Donn  W.  R. 
Marston  I  have  only  the  information  that  he 
died  31  March  1988,  in  Arlington,  Va.  Barry 
C.  Good  died  of  lung  cancer  22  October 
1988,  at  his  home  in  Manhattan.  Barry  went 
from  Andover  to  Yale  to  Wall  Street,  and 


CI  E.  Osborne  Ayscue,  Jr. 

D±  P.O.  Box  31247 

PHILLIPS  Charlotte,  NC  28231 

Frank  Yatsu  called  me  recently  to  pass  along 
some  news.  His  daughter,  Libby,  is  finishing 
her  upper  year  at  PA.  Frank  had  talked  to 
Bill  Gilland,  now  dean  of  the  School  of  Ar- 
chitecture at  the  U.  of  Oregon,  Col.  Robert  L. 
"Bugs"  Merrick,  USA  (Ret.),  living  in 
Coupeville,  Washington,  and  Ralph  Shoff- 
ner,  who  lives  in  Beaverton,  Oregon.  Ralph 
and  his  wife  have  produced  and  are  market- 
ing a  computer  software  program  for  librar- 
ies. Phil  Franz  and  his  family  spent  a  day 
skiing  with  Larry  Reno  at  Keystone  in 
March.  Larry  presented  Phil  with  a  video- 
tape of  their  days  of  glory  on  the  cinders. 
The  tape  establishes  conclusively  that  both 
Larry  and  Al  Moe  were  ahead  of  Phil  in  the 
celebrated  100-yard  dash  against  Exeter  in 
'51 .  Joe  Bartlett  is  a  New  York  partner  in  the 
law  firm,  Gaston  Snow.  He  sees  Nick  Thorn- 
dike  and  Nat  Reed  occasionally  and  Bill 
Goodman,  now  senior  vice  president  in  the 
New  York  executive  search  firm,  Boyden  In- 
ternational, who  lives  about  a  block  away. 
Jim  Doak's  son  Sam  graduates  from  PA  in 
June  and  is  headed  for  Oberlin  next  fall.  Jim, 
who  took  a  bad  spill  while  skiing  in  Ver- 
mont this  spring,  and  is  trying  to  strengthen 
his  left  knee  joint  with  physical  therapy  to 
avoid  a  fourth  invasive  surgical  procedure, 
had  some  wry  comments  to  make  about  try- 
ing to  keep  up  with  his  teenage  offspring  on 
the  ski  slopes.  Pete  Baldwin  left  Chicago  for 
the  New  Hampshire  hills  fifteen  years  ago. 
In  those  fifteen  years,  his  three  children  have 
grown  up,  his  wife  Carolyn  has  become  an 
environmental  lawyer  and  he  has  shifted 
from  theological  school  professor  to  practic- 
ing psychologist  and  professor  of  profession- 
al psychology.  Pete  is  president  of  the  New 
Hampshire  Psychological  Association.  In  his 
spare  time  he  keeps  a  "hobby  farm"  on  land 
his  parents  purchased  shortly  before  he  was 
born.  Gardening,  tending  his  forest,  keeping 
horses,  hogs,  ducks,  geese,  chickens  and  bees 
offers  a  welcome  balance  to  professional  ac- 
tivities. Dick  Vance,  retired  last  year  after 
twenty-nine  years  with  Monsanto  in  Brazil, 
Mexico  and  St.  Louis,  now  lives  in  San  Anto- 
nio and  reports  that  golf  there  and  fly  fishing 
in  Montana  in  the  summer  and  fall  keep  him 
as  busy  as  he  needs  to  be.  Jerry  Lasley  and 
Joan  have  seen  Harry  Berkowitz  and  Mimi, 
who  now  live  in  Norwalk,  several  times  and 
report  that  Harry  looks  virtually  unchanged 
and  has  finally  had  his  knee  fixed  so  that  he 
no  longer  wears  fifty  yards  of  tape.  Jerry 
Ward  has  found  a  new  avocation  as  master 
apprentice  in  wooden  boat  building  at  the 
Maritime  Center  in  Norwalk.  Tony  Quain- 
ton  reports  that  son  Eden  is  now  a  first-year 
law  student  at  Stanford,  having  finished  two 
years  postgraduate  work  at  Stanford  in  the 
Russian  Department. 

I  regret  to  report  that  our  classmate  Fran- 
cis M.  Logan  died  16  January  after  an  ill- 


ness of  several  weeks.  After  Andover, 
Frank  graduated  from  Brown  and  became  a 
Marine  Corps  fighter  pilot.  A  heavily  deco- 
rated flier  (Bronze  Star,  Air  Medal  with 
Gold,  four  Air  Medals  and  a  Presidential 
Unit  Citation,  etc.),  he  did  two  combat  tours 
in  Vietnam  and  then  commanded  HMS24, 
the  largest  air  squadron  in  the  Marine 
Corps.  After  his  retirement  as  a  Lt.  Col.  in 
1975,  Frank  settled  in  Dothan,  Alabama, 
where  he  worked  for  Alabama  Power  Com- 
pany at  its  Farley  Nuclear  Plant  until  short- 
ly before  his  death.  He  is  survived  bv  his 
wife,  Janice  White  Logan,  3807  Quail  Creek 
Drive,  Dothan,  Alabama;  a  son,  Timothy 
Kevin,  and  a  brother. 

Several  of  you  have  already  focused  on 
the  fact  that  our  40th  reunion  is  only  two 
years  away.  Put  it  on  your  calendar  —  June 
7-9, 1991! 


CI  F.  William  Kaufmann  III 

DJ  295  Madison  Avenue 

PHILLIPS  New  York,  NY  10017 

A  good  class  secretary  always  finds  some- 
thing to  write  about,  no  matter  how  trivial.  A 
great  class  secretary,  when  faced  with  an  up- 
coming issue  of  the  Bulletin,  and  little  to  say, 
has  a  grandchild.  Well,  almost  —  due  in  two 
weeks.  Headed  for  the  class  of  '06  (can  that 
be  right?). 

Speaking  of  grandfatherhood,  I  have  faint 
recollections  of  other  classmates  in  the  same 
state,  but  since  I  now  have  a  vested  interest 
in  the  genre,  I'll  certainly  be  happy  to  pub- 
lish any  news  regarding  someone  else's 
grandchild  (although  not  before  mine  —  of 
course). 

More  good  news.  The  Greater  Lawrence 
Chamber  of  Commerce  has  presented  its 
twenty-ninth  annual  Ralph  B.  Wilkinson 
Good  Citizenship  Award  to  Bill  Bride, 
thereby  honoring  his  long-term  contribu- 
tions to  Greater  Lawrence.  Bill,  according  to 
the  Lawrence  Eagle  Tribune,  was  chosen  for 
the  award  because  of  his  dedication  to  a  va- 
riety of  groups.  He  has  served  as:  trustee  and 
vice  president  of  community  Savings  Bank; 
director  of  AAA  of  Merrimack  Valley;  vice 
chairman  of  Valley  Regional  Health  Care, 
the  fund-raising  arm  of  the  Holy  Family 
Hospital;  past  president  of  the  Lawrence 
Boy's  Club;  past  president  of  the  Bon  Se- 
cours  Mens'  Guild;  member,  advisory  board 
of  the  North  Essex  Council  of  Boy  Scouts; 
former  budget  committee  member  of  the 
United  Fund  and  a  member  of  the  Men  of 
Merrimack.  "I  was  stunned  when  I  heard 
this.  1  had  no  idea  I  was  even  being  consid- 
ered for  this,"  he  said.  And  then  added,  "I 
hope  Kaufmann  doesn't  start  writing  about 
his  grandchild."  Bill  is  the  president  of  Bride, 
Grimes  &  Co.,  a  heating  and  air-conditioning 
contracting  firm.  He  also  owns  Atkinson 
construction,  a  fire  protection  contractor. 

Definitely  not  a  grandfather  is  Randy 
Heimer  who  looks  more  like  a  juvenile  fash- 
ion model  (which  he  is  upon  occasion). 
Writes  Randy,  "I'm  trying  to  sell  my  first 
spec  house."  In  the  real  estate  field  for  a  few 
years  now,  Randy  travels  between  Wain- 
scott,  N.Y.,  and  NYC. 

"As  of  2  June,  I  am  the  pastor  of  four 
small  Methodist  churches  near  Athens,  Geor- 


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gia,  in  addition  to  my  teaching  and  translat- 
ing activates.  A  third  book  translation  (from 
German)  appeared  last  June  —  a  commen- 
tary on  the  Sermon  on  the  Mount,  and  I'm 
working  now  on  a  fourth  —  a  commentary 
on  Galatians.  My  teaching  includes  comput- 
ers, German,  and  English  as  a  second  lan- 
guage," concludes  O.  C.  Dean.  (I  wonder  if 
anyone  teaches  grandfatherhood  as  a  second 
language.)  John  Poinier  writes,  "Alice  and 
Jonn's  empty  nest,  save  for  Labradors  Sophie 
&  Bubba,  welcomes  visitors!  Sara,  23,  Mid- 
dlebury  '88  (PA  '84),  ski  instructor  at  Taos, 
New  Mexico;  Anne,  21,  Psych  major  at 
Washington  Univ.,  St.  Louis;  Jennifer,  19, 
Middlebury  '91,  English  major  and  musi- 
cian; Katie,  15,  grade  10,  Rowland  Hall,  St. 
Mark's  School,  Salt  Lake  City  (Rowmark  Ski 
Academy);  Alice,  secretary  job  sharing,  East- 
shore  Unitarian  Church  (Bellevue).  John  go- 
ing into  fourth  vear  with  A.  G.  Edwards  (St. 
Louis)  as  investment  broker."  Sophie  and 
Bubba  are  going  to  love  my  grandchild.  .  . 
And  you  will  too! 


C'i  Ann  Kennedy  Irish 

66  East  Bluff  Dr. 
ABBOT  Harbor  Springs,  MI  49740 

Thirty-six  years  after  graduation  I'm  still  ea- 
ger for  news  of  classmates.  Many  of  you 
have  responded  and  it  makes  for  interesting 
reading  when  you  do. 

Dee  Schoonmaker  Miller  (Doris  Jean  But- 
terfield  Schoonmaker  in  the  Abbot  yearbook) 
writes  from  New  York  that  in  1988  she  was 
appointed  associate  director  of  the  Center  for 
Near  Eastern  Studies  at  NYU,  where  she 
teaches  courses  on  Greek  and  Roman  Near 
East.  She  has  also  been  elected  a  trustee  of 
the  American  Center  for  Oriental  Research  in 
Amman,  Jordan.  Congratulations,  Dee. 

From  Greenwich  comes  word  from  Janet 
Bowden  Wilson  that  she's  working  in  a  spe- 
cialty shop  that  sells  cookware  and  does  ca- 
tering. She's  "learning  lots  about  cooking  . . . 
all  of  it  fattening."  Her  son  Marshall  is  a 
sophomore  at  the  University  of  Rochester  in 
electrical  engineering.  Daughter  Elizabeth 
has  finished  at  Kenyon  College  and  is  inves- 
tigating a  film-writing  career.  Sally  Swayne 
Jennings  sent  along  thanks  to  Dorothy  Giles 
Ham  for  the  Wall  St.  Journal  article  about  T. 
S.  Eliot's  book  and  Miss  Hale.  She  says,  "I  re- 
member his  visit  to  Abbot  very  well.  .  .  sit- 
ting at  the  table  with  him  at  lunch,  feeling 
very  privileged,  but  knowing  only  that  he 
and  Miss  Hale  were  old  friends."  Ah,  Sally,  I 
shared  that  innocence  with  you! 

More  news  from  the  East.  Muffie  Grant 
Lynch  and  Bill  are  due  to  become  first-time 
grandparents  sometime  in  late  May.  Their 
oldest,  Melissa,  and  her  husband,  Andy 
Woolford,  are  the  expectant  parents.  They 
both  are  bankers  working  in  NYC.  Muffle's 
next  three  daughters  are  all  in  graduate 
school  —  two  in  law  school,  one  in  drama 
(those  two  areas  aren't  always  too  far  apart, 
are  thev?).  The  youngest  child  is  off  to  col- 
lege. .  .  "and  we're  off  to  the  poor  house!" 
Muffie's  career  includes  property  manage- 
ment, a  bank  board  and  various  (and  numer- 
ous) volunteer  activities.  Ellen  Smith  sent 
word  that  she  went  to  Paris  for  a  week  in 


February  and  had  a  great  time.  She  and  her 
sister-in-law  and  nephew  visited  another 
nephew  who  lives  in  Paris.  "We  spent  all  our 
time  in  the  art  museums  and  restaurants.  It 
was  such  fun!"  Eva  Stern  Breckenridge  sur- 
\ived  two  weddings  last  fall.  Her  son  was 
married  in  September,  and  her  oldest  daugh- 
ter was  wed  two  weeks  later.  No,  Eva  did 
not  wear  the  same  dress.  Eva's  husband, 
Alan,  teaches  at  Horace  Mann  School  in 
NYC.  The  Breckenridges  take  groups  of  stu- 
dents on  ski  weekends  to  their  place  in  Ver- 
mont. Connie  Weldon  LeMaitre  says  Eva 
thinks  it's  great  fun  to  organize  and  carry  out 
these  trips.  Eva's  mother  still  lives  in  Ando- 
ver  in  the  same  house  where  Eva  grew  up. 
And  speaking  of  Connie,  Andover's  loss  will 
be  Harvard's  gain.  As  of  15  May  Connie  will 
begin  work  as  the  director  of  annual  giving 
for  Harvard  Medical  School.  They've  obvi- 
ously gone  big  time  and  have  called  in  a  real 
professional.  Congratulations,  Connie,  and 
good  luck  in  your  new  endeavor.  Betsy  Hitz- 
rot  Evans  and  Bill  had  a  grand  trip  to  Africa 
in  February.  "We  travelled  between  game 
preserves,  interesting  lodges  and  one  tenting 
site  with  a  view  of  Mt.  Kenya.  Cold  nights, 
45°F  on  the  equator,  and  hot-water  bottles 
discovered  in  our  beds."  They  joined  friends 
from  Seven  Oaks,  England,  in  a  Land  Rover 
and  drove  through  Tanzania  and  Kenya. 
They  were  appalled  by  the  decimation  of  ele- 
phant herds  and  Betsy  urges  that  we  must 
not  buy  ivory! 

Ann  Zuill  Williams  and  Colin  are  sched- 
uled to  take  a  Sagafjord  cruise  from  N.Y.C.  to 
L.A.  via  numerous  Caribbean,  South  Ameri- 
can and  Mexican  ports  late  in  May.  Yes,  the 
ship  will  call  at  Bermuda,  so  Ann  will  have  a 
brief  visit  to  her  homeland.  Her  book.  Vie 
Back  Yard,  is  now  available  from  yours  truly. 
Write  or  call  me  for  details  and  price.  Betsy 
Evans  wrote  that  it  is  amazing  and  impres- 
sive when  friends  publish.  She  and  many 
others  have  already  acquired  their  copies. 

Please  continue  to  share  your  news. 


C  A  Kent  C.  McKamy 

D^  UU  Park  Avenue 

PHILLIPS  New  York,  NY  10128 

Thirty-five  and  counting.  The  big  talk  at 
the  35th  reunion  this  June  was  1.)  about 
who  would  show  up  for  our  50th,  and  2.) 
the  election  of  David  Underwood  as  chair- 
man of  the  board  of  trustees.  The  class  of 
'54,  you  will  be  proud  and  pleased  to  know, 
has  supplied  many  noteworthy  contribu- 
tions to  PA,  in  the  form  of  time,  brains  and 
financial  support. 

Before  going  a  line  further,  I  want  to  ac- 
knowledge the  wonderful  help  I  received 
from  reunion  co-chairman,  Hal  Davis.  Hal 
got  so  many  last  minute  details  lined  up, 
plus  hiring  a  fine  bunch  of  musicians  for 
the  Saturday  night  clambake-dance- 
drinking  extravaganza,  that  the  excellent  re- 
union would  have  been  but  a  shadow  with- 
out him. 

Dave  Underwood  and  his  beautiful  wife, 
Lynda,  were  the  center  of  many  conversa- 
tions. The  three  Underwood  offspring  are 
off  on  their  chosen  paths:  David,  Jr.,  an 
SMU  graduate,  is  finishing  an  internship  at 


a  San  Antonio  investment  bank;  daughter 
Trina,  21,  just  graduated  from  the  Univ.  of 
Virginia,  and  Duncan,  18,  will  enter  S.W. 
Texas  State  College  this  fall.  David's  pri- 
mary goals  for  the  board  over  the  next  sev- 
eral years  are:  an  increase  in  faculty  salaries 
to  maintain  the  excellence  Andover  is  noted 
for;  renovation  of  our  physical  facilities; 
and  a  fresh  look  at  admissions  policies.  A 
member  of  the  board  since  1984.  He  has  the 
experience  to  know  what  has  to  be  done, 
and  he  has  the  vision,  skill  and  will  to  get  it 
done.  I'm  sure  we  all  pledge  him,  and  the 
school,  our  full  support  and  good  wishes 
for  success. 

Incidentally,  Dave  mentioned  that  one  of 
our  absent  (and  missed)  classmates,  Bob 
Vail,  is  now  running  the  family  business, 
Masselin  Box  Co.,  in  Ohio. 

P.D.  Block,  magnificently  agreed  to  be  the 
class  endowment  agent,  and  it  is  up  to  all  of 
us  to  respond  generouslv  when  he  calls.  Bill 
Martin  and  his  captivating  wife,  Ann,  were 
up  from  Atlanta  where  Bill  practices  oph- 
thalmology. Bill,  active  in  the  Center  for  the 
Visually  Impaired,  also  plays  golf  twice 
weekly  and  has  travelled  to  Tanzania  on  sa- 
fari. His  three  children  are  Chris,  24;  Ginnie, 
22,  PA  '85;  and  Gail,  18.  Bob  Cole  and  Betsy, 
looking  younger  and  better  than  anyone  our 
age  has  a  right  to  look,  talked  about  Bob's 
new  business,  an  investment  management 
firm  he  has  just  opened  in  Stamford,  Conn. 
His  27-year-old  daughter,  Carolyn,  works 
with  him;  his  other  daughter,  Susan,  works 
at  Sotheby's.  Mai  Swenson  was  accompa- 
nied by  his  charming  new  wife,  Barbara. 
Mai's  new  business,  Swenson  Stone  Consul- 
tants, was  opened  in  January  of  this  year 
(Mai  has  been  in  the  stone  and  quarrying  in- 
dustry most  of  his  life).  After  returning  from 
China  recently,  he's  now  working  on  a  book 
about  his  observations,  which  ought  to  be 
particularly  fascinating  in  light  of  the  stu- 
dent uprising  and  subsequent  massacre. 

Having  moved  from  Washington,  D.C.,  to 
Dallas  in  '86  to  take  over  as  general  counsel 
to  Partners  National  Health  Plans,  Bill  Blunt 
is  now  heavily  involved  in  some  twenty-five 
managed  health  care  plans  around  the  coun- 
try. He  recently  re-married  and  came  to  the 
reunion  with  his  wife,  Blair,  and  son  Will. 
His  daughter  Dorsey  attends  New  England 
College  in  New  Hampshire.  Tim  Hogen,  the 
most  appealing  bachelor  in  our  class  by  a 
vote  of  all  the  Abbot  alumnae  in  attendance, 
is  busy  with  his  fund-raising  consultancy  in 
New  York,  and  equally  busy  in  his  efforts  to 
raise  another  SI 00,00  for  our  class's  gift  of 
the  terrace  outside  the  newly-renovated  li- 
brary. The  deadline  for  donations  has  been 
extended  to  the  end  of  the  year.  Army  re- 
serve Brigadier  General  Tom  Cushing  came 
with  his  lovely  wife  of  seven  years,  Diane. 
Tom  works  as  a  civilian  employee  at  the  Pen- 
tagon where  his  title  is  (get  this):  deputy  di- 
rector of  defense  guidance  &  program  plan- 
ning in  the  office  of  the  under  secretary  for 
policy.  Tom's  daughter  Jennifer  is  24;  son 
Tom  III,  22,  is  PA  '85  and  Vanderbilt  '89;  and 
son  Chris  is  20.  Bob  Dominque  has  worked 
in  the  missile  industry  for  most  of  his  life, 
and  is  writing  a  book  about  the  development 
and  growth  of  the  physical  plant  at  Andover. 
Bob,  who  lives  in  Andover,  came  with  his 
delightful  wife,  Dorothy.  Woody  Harris  and 
his  irrepressible  helpmate,  Judy,  have  sold 
their  wholesale  and  retail  seafood  business 
and  have  opened  a  new  consulting  company 
together:  Seafood   Management  Corp.  in 


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Greenwich,  Conn.  Judy  and  Woody  have 
five  children  between  them. 

Bearded  Chuck  Oberhauser  and  wife 
Mary  Ellen's  four  children  all  have  the  dis- 
tinction of  names  beginning  with  "K":  Kris- 
ten,  26;  Kerri,  24;  Kim,  17;  and  Kendra,  10. 
Chuck  is  with  Millipore  Corp.,  where  his 
group  is  involved  in  starting  up  new  busi- 
nesses to  make  and  sell  liquid  chromotogra- 
phy  equipment.  Neil  Henry,  also  bearded, 
reports  that  he  is  working  on  a  major  re- 
search study  on  the  behavior  of  college  stu- 
dents vis-a-vis  the  AIDS  crisis.  Neil's  a  pro- 
fessor of  statistics  at  Virginia 
Commonwealth  University.  Another  pro- 
fessor, Bill  Dove,  came  to  his  very  first 
Andover  reunion,  and  we  were  all  delight- 
ed to  see  him.  Bill,  a  professor  of  genetics 
and  oncology  at  the  University  of  Wiscon- 
sin for  twenty-five  years,  says  that  he  and 
Skip  Elsas  (who  couldn't  make  reunion) 
share  many  of  the  same  professional  con- 
cerns; Skip's  a  professor  of  genetics  at  Emo- 
ry University  in  Atlanta.  Bill  has  three  chil- 
dren, William,  23;  Patrick,  21;  and  Suzanne, 
19.  Charles  Fagan  has  been  running  a  Ligo- 
nier,  Pa.,  executive  recruiting  company  spe- 
cializing in  finding  strong  American  man- 
agers to  run  U.S.  branches  of  European 
companies.  All  three  of  Charles's  children 
have  gone  to  PA:  Lisa  '82,  Chas  '84,  and 
J.K.,  17,  will  graduate  in  '90. 

It  was  a  delight  talking  with  Hugh  Mac- 
Millan,  whose  wife,  Sara,  is  just  opening  a 
practice  in  psychotherapy.  Hugh  has  five 
children  who  pursue  a  variety  of  interests. 
Kimberlv  is  31;  Megan,  28;  Brendan,  21;  and 
Adrienne,  19.  Hugh  says  that  some  of  the 
most  rewarding  time  he  spends  now  is  at  a 
Bhuddist  Meditation  Community  near  his 
home.  Ph.D.  Hugh,  who  works  for  Varian 
Associates  in  Silicon  Valley,  heads  a  re- 
search group  in  crystal  growth  technology. 
Dick  Starratt  and  Ellen  have  moved  to  Phil- 
adelphia from  Palm  Beach  where  Dick  is  an 
officer  at  Meritor  Savings  Bank  and  Ellen  is 
active  in  the  real  estate  business.  .  .  .  Roger 
Whitcomb  and  Jan  Fuhr  were  lively  guests 
at  the  reunion.  Roger's  an  architect  in  Conn. 
Other  reun-ers  I  didn't  get  the  chance  to 
talk  with  as  much  as  I  would  have  liked 
were  Juke  Begien,  a  lawyer  in  Boston; 
Johnny  Bloom,  Henry  Hammond,  Tom 
Rodes  (who  gets  a  real  tip  of  the  hat  for  all 
his  help  in  setting  up  and  making  things 
run  smoothly),  Dave  Knight  and  Ann, 
Nick  Phillips  (who  is  VP  of  operations  at  a 
full  service  architectural,  engineering,  inter- 
ior design  and  planning  firm  in  Farming- 
ton,  Conn.),  Ted  Probert  and  Ann,  and  Bill 
Seeley  and  Elizabeth. 

No  reunion  notes  would  be  complete 
without  the  latest  on  Les  Blank.  Les  has  lost 
so  much  weight  that  it's  hard  to  believe  that 
he  was  one  of  our  most  fearsome  football 
players;  he's  bearded  and  looks  terrific.  One 
of  his  most  recent  films,  j'ai  etc  an  bal,  a  cele- 
bration of  cajun  and  zydeco  music  of  Los 
Angeles,  will  have  its  official  premier  in  Tel- 
lurite, Colorado,  on  Labor  Day.  In  October 
Les  is  receiving  the  Maya  Daren  Award  for 
Independent  Film  Making.  He  wishes  all  to 
know  that  every  one  of  his  films  (including 
his  award-winning  Gap  -Toothed  Women)  is 
available  on  video  cassette. 

A  happy  piece  of  news  is  that  Ferd  Saue- 
reisen,  husband  of  my  counterpart  for  Ab- 
bot '54,  has  been  elected  by  acclamation  an 
honorary  member  of  the  class  of  '54.  Ferd 
was  an  invaluable  help  in  all  aspects  of  the 


reunion.  To  make  it  official:  All  our 
thanks,  Ferd! 

Linda  and  I  enjoyed  this  reunion  so 
much  that  I  volunteered  to  help  run  the 
40th  (and  the  50th;  only  if  the  beautiful  and 
indefatigable  Molly  Sauereisen  joins  in  the 
effort).  But  don't  wait  five  years  to  write.  .  . 


tZA  Molly  Young  Sauereisen 

110  Marvehoood  Place 
ABBOT  Pittsburgh,  PA  15215 

As  someone  so  aptly  said:  "1954  class  notes 
seem  to  be  appearing  closer  and  closer  to  the 
front  of  the  Bulletin]"  However,  after  this 
past  XXXV  reunion  weekend,  the  past  be- 
came the  present,  the  pages  slipped  away, 
and  we  appeared  again  on  the  last  page. 

We  needed  Kent  McKamy's  30th  reunion 
class  gift  umbrella  on  Friday  as  we  all  regis- 
tered and  moved  into  Adams  Hall,  our 
class  housing  and  headquarters.  Finding 
each  other  was  easy  —  Vicky  Schwab  Ar- 
onoff  was  the  first  to  arrive,  fresh  from  all 
her  Harvard  activities,  and  then  we  all  fol- 
lowed soon  after:  Diane  Cookman  Stall- 
worth,  Maris  Oamer  Noble,  Valjeanne 
Brodeur  Paxton,  and  yours  truly.  Proceed- 
ing the  the  Cage  for  buffet,  we  caught  up 
with  "Sam"  Thayer  and  Peggy  Moore  Roll 
and  Jack.  Following  dinner,  we  hurried  to 
class  headquarters  to  regroup  and  settle 
into  the  real  reason  for  the  weekend  — 
catching  up  on  each  other  and  all  the  class- 
mates we  see  occasionally  or  often.  Sam's 
husband,  Philip  Zaeder,  Andover's  chap- 
lain, participated  in  the  Saturday  morning 
Ecumenical  Memorial  Service,  followed  by 
the  alumni /ae  parade  donned  in  this  year's 
class  "costume"  of  tennis  visor  and  tote  bag 
(all  bearing  the  XXXV!).  The  informal  picnic 
luncheon/class  photos  was  followed  by  the 
ever-important  class  meeting,  where  we  ap- 
pointed your  new  class  secretary,  agent, 
and  reunion  chair.  Kent  McKamy  did  his 
usual  innovative  and  humorously  persua- 
sive election  procedure,  and  we  are  happpy 
to  announce  Maris  Oamer  Noble  is  your 
class  seccretary,  Vicky  Schwab  Aronoff, 
class  agent,  and  I  will  serve  as  reunion 
chairperson. 

One  of  the  highlights  of  the  weekend 


(and  there  were  truly  many)  was  the  lob- 
ster/chicken clambake,  served  outside 
Graves  Hall  (the  weather,  true  to  Massachu- 
setts fashion,  turned  warm  and  sunny). 
Frannie  Nolde  arrived  looking  exactly  as 
she  did  in  1954,  and  the  table  was  extended, 
our  small  but  mighty  circle  widening.  Din- 
ner, dancing,  lots  of  laughter  for  the  Abbot/ 
Andover  1954s,  and  a  touching  moment 
when  Ferd  Sauereisen,  after  working  quiet- 
ly and  long,  was  recognized  and  made  an 
honorary  member  of  the  Andover  class  of 
1954  by  Dick  Starratt  and  Kent  McKamy. 
The  1954  family  met  for  bruch  at  Graves, 
happily  subdued,  nostalgic,  quiet  jokes, 
knowing  the  two  days  of  deja-vu  were  at 
and  end,  all  hoping  to  see  each  other  before 
the  next  five  years. 

Now,  before  I  pass  on  the  pen,  a  few 
quickie  notes:  Audrey  Davis  Trowbirdge's 
daughter  has  a  new  son,  Patrick  Joseph 
Walsh  II.  Getty  Furst  Stewart's  foot  opera- 
tion kept  her  from  attending  reunion;  her 
two  daughters  are  fine,  and  she  is  busy 
with  the  Red  Cross  and  her  husband's  busi- 
ness. We  missed  so  many  of  you  this  year.  I 
shall  not  let  you  off  so  easily  next  time,  so 
be  ready! 

The  Abbot  tea  was  lovely. —  a  beautiful 
setting  at  Newman  House  —  full  of  Abbot 
girls  of  all  ages,  anxious  to  hear  the  plans 
for  the  Abbot  campus,  which  I  shall  not 
take  time  and  space  to  relate,  as  it  will  ap- 
pear in  the  Bulletin.  The  bottom  line  is  that 
the  campus  will  still  be  there.  I  read  a  letter 
from  Mile.  Baratte  who  was  unable  to  be  at 
the  tea,  as  she  was  in  France,  and  a  lovely 
letter  from  Miss  Hearsey,  who  was  limited 
by  a  broken  hip,  but  "giving  my  love  to  all 
my  old  girls  who  may  be  there  .  ..."  I  am 
sure  we  all  agree  that  Miss  Hearsey  is  one 
of  the  great  legacies  we  shall  always  have 
from  our  years  at  Abbot. 

I  thank  you  all  for  your  years  of  notes, 
letters,  phone  calls,  and  support  for  the  job 
as  class  secretary.  I  shall  miss  it.  Keeping  in 
touch  with  so  many  of  you  has  been  a  hap- 
py link  with  the  past.  I  know  you  will  be  as 
generous  to  Maris!  It  was  appropriate  as  we 
were  driving  from  Andover,  to  walk  again 
around  the  circle,  remembering  the  past 
and  trying  to  visualize  the  changes  to  come 
in  the  future.  It  was  not  sad,  it  was  exciting. 
I  read  again  the  words  on  the  entrance  gate: 
Enter  into  understanding/  that  you  may  go 
forth/  to  Nobler  Living/  and  I  left  smiling. 


4^ 


C  C  Tom  Lawrence  III 

DD  1039  1/2  Sweetzer 

PHILLIPS      West  Hollywood,  CA  90069 

8,  9,  10,  June  1990  will  be  here  sooner  than 
you  think.  Start  planning  now  for  our  thirty- 
fifth  reunion.  If  you  miss  it,  you'll  have  to 
wait  five  more  years,  and  you  might  be  too 
old  then  to  have  any  fun.  Think  about  it. 

Mark  Gordon  has  returned  from  a  year  in 
Bonn,  West  Germany.  Whit  Whittlesey  re- 
ports he  is  curtailing  his  athletic  activities  .  .  . 
only  one  twenty-six-mile  marathon  this  year 
to  keep  his  record  of  managing  that  feat  fif- 
teen straight  years  intact.  Joy  and  Sid  Vea- 
zey  were  guests  at  the  wedding  of  Sue  and 
Hal  Donnelly's  son  Steve  at  the  USNA 
Chapel  last  30  December.  Brian  Claxton  has 
heard  the  voice  of  Horace  Greeley  and  relo- 
cated to  Apt.  1,  18220  West  3rd  Place,  Gold- 
en, CO  80401.  Bob  Rogers  prepares  for  his 
first  college  tuition  bill  and  contemplates 
having  "to  get  a  real  job."  Dave  Morton  mar- 
vels at  the  effectiveness  of  "the  Andover  con- 
nection" .  .  .  "My  daughter's  car  was  broken 
into  in  Washington.  She  had  her  wallet  sto- 
len which  contained  Steve  Clarkson's  card. 
Woman  finds  wallet,  calls  Steve  who  calls 
me.  Wallet  back  to  Julie."  John  Daly  has 
been  repatriated  by  Salomon  Bros,  after 
eighteen  months  of  world  travel  during 
which  he  caught  up  with  Ben  Dorman  who 
is  a  London  barrister.  John's  son  found  him- 
self rooming  with  Jay  Precourt's  son  Antho- 
ny at  Taft  School  where  they  both  appear  to 
be  working  their  way  toward  the  University 
of  Colorado.  Jay  was  married  last  December 
to  someone  John  describes  only  as  "a  lovely 
lady  named  Molly  who  has  been  putting  up 
with  him  for  some  time." 

John's  newsy  letter  says  the  class  was  well 
represented  at  Yale's  30th:  Art  Kelly,  Ray 
Clevenger,  Gerry  Jones,  Bob  Ferguson,  Perry 
Lewis,  John  Suisman  and  Toby  Tobin  to 
name  a  few.  And  apparently  David  Gunn 
continues  to  fare  well  (oops)  as  the  head  of 
the  New  York  City  subway  system. 

Our  educational  background  apparently 
doesn't  preclude  our  reading  the  sports  page 
before  anything  else  like  any  average  work- 
ing man.  Many  of  you  called  to  my  attention 
Eli  Jacobs'  purchase  of  the  Baltimore  Orioles 
—  a  team  that  couldn't  get  out  of  the  gate  at 
the  start  of  the  1988  season  and  at  present 
writing  is  leading  the  division  this  year.  Pete 
Coburn  was  hoping  to  put  together  an 
Opening  Day  field  trip  for  D.C.-area  class- 
mates, but  has  had  to  schedule  it  for  later  in 
the  season.  Eli  had  to  be  satisfied  with  repre- 
sentatives of  PA  '42  and  '56.  He  must  not 
have  been  too  disappointed,  he  gave  Bart  a 
very,  very  good  seat  and  even  let  Poppy 
throw  out  the  first  ball  .  .  .  Y. 


55 

ABBOT 


Nancy  Eastham  lacobucci 
670  Broadview  Avenue 
Ottawa,  Ontario  K2A  2M1 


Thank  goodness  for  Peggins  Holbrook 
Birch,  who  took  me  up  on  my  suggestion 
that  you  all  send  me  any  duplicated  Christ- 
mas letters  you  create  in  order  for  me  to 
have  some  news  for  this  column!  Peg  and 
husband  Dick  live  in  Welleslev  and  have  two 
college-graduate  offspring,  both  currently 


single  and  living  at  home.  Ryck  worked  as  a 
stockbroker  for  awhile  after  Colgate  (Asian 
studies,  specialty  Japan),  and  is  now  looking 
into  marketing  possibilities.  Laurel,  a  gov- 
ernment major  at  Wheaton,  has,  appropri- 
ately enough,  ended  up  in  Mass.  state  gov- 
ernment, as  a  manager  in  the  Long  Term 
Care  Project.  As  for  the  "old  folks,"  Peg  gave 
retailing  a  try,  but  is  now  doing  temp  work 
"to  explore  different  business /corporate/ 
institution  settings  as  an  administrative  as- 
sistant, and  learning  word  processing  (at 
last!)  and  basic  computer  skills  from  Dick." 
She  is  active  in  the  Wellesley  Arts  and  Crafts 
Guild,  but  has  had  little  time  for  her  own 
craft  work  lately.  Dick  is  a  computer  whiz 
and  enjoys  designing  programs  to  serve  spe- 
cial needs,  when  he's  not  practicing  patent 
law,  working  for  his  alma  mater  (Colgate), 
or  dealing  with  some  controversy  while 
wearing  his  town  government  hat.  Both  Peg 
and  Dick  love  the  outdoors,  and  spend  time 
camping  and  hiking  in  N.H.  and  Maine  eve- 
ry summer. 

In  March  Peg  had  a  good  visit  with  Deb- 
bie Green  West,  who  was  visiting  New  Eng- 
land for  a  week.  They  had  tea  at  the  Ritz,  no 
less,  and  "wallowed  in  gentility  and  raspber- 
ry tarts."  Peg  also  reported  on  a  brief  visit 
with  Jane  Kent  Rockwell.  She  had  a  tour  of 
Jane's  old  family  mansion,  which  is  her 
home  but  which  is  also  a  museum  on  the 
ground  floor  which  Jane  has  "meticulously 
and  professionally  restored  to  its  original 
Victorian  splendor."  Sounds  interesting!  (If 
the  last  address  I  have  for  Jane  is  correct,  she 
is  in  Newbury,  Mass.) 

Thanks  a  million  for  the  letter  and  note, 
Peg.  Now,  I  look  forward  to  receiving  the 
1988  Christmas  letters  from  the  rest  of  you! 

Start  planning  now  for  our  thirty-fifth  re- 
union next  8,  9,  10  June.  Let's  have  a  great 
turn-out. 


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PHILLIPS 


/.  Timothy  Holland 
6805  Meadow  Lane 
Chei>y  Chase,  MD  20815 


We  received  a  short  note  from  Julian  Herrey. 
"Up  until  October  I  was  technical  manager  of 
the  exhibition  grounds,  the  convention  cen- 
ter, and  an  indoor  sports  arena  and  hockey 
stadium  in  Berlin.  Now  I  have  become  prof, 
of  theater  and  entertainment  technology  at 
the  Berlin  Polytechnic  Institut.  .  .  ."  It's  great 
to  hear  from  you  Jules.  I  remember  how  you 
rigged  a  record  player  to  the  door.  Whenever 
the  door  was  opened,  the  circuit  was  broken 
and  sound  instantly  stopped.  Fascinating 
game  for  any  housemaster  who  was  sure  he 
had  heard  music  coming  from  behind  the 
door  .  George  Robinson  writes:  "Operate 
as  principal  of  New  York's  only  indoor  ice 
hockey  rink,  Sky  Rink,  open  all  year.  Have 
thirty  teams  in  advanced  house  league  plus 
three  senior  A  travel  teams.  Recently  spent 
two  weeks  inManchuria  playing  exhibition 
games.  Also  teach  financial  analysis  at  NYU 
and  manage  an  investment  partnership, 
Highland  Asset  Management."  I  remember 
George  with  skates  and  lacrosse  stick  ....  I 
presume  he  is  as  formidable  now  at  the  Sky 
Rink  and  Wall  Street  as  he  was  then.  Tom 
Woodward  writes:  "I  am  now  living  in  Sali- 
nas, California,  where  I  am  rector  of  St.  Paul's 
Episcopal  church.  Monterey  County  is  a 
sheer  delight  and  the  work  at  St.  Paul's  is  a 


wonderful  challenge."  Ron  Goodman  sent 
the  following:  "I  have  been  a  college  instruc- 
tor for  over  twenty  years  teaching  English,  bi- 
ology, photography,  and  now  computer  sci- 
ence. I  serve  on  the  Advisory  Committee  for 
Shareholder  Responsibility  at  Harvard  Uni- 
versity and  read  medical  texts  for  the  Record- 
ings for  the  Blind."  Thanks,  Tom.  I  am  work- 
ing at  a  company  which  has  an  office  in 
Northwest  DC.  opposite  the  Library  of  Con- 
gress's annex  for  the  blind.  It  is  a  wonder  to 
watch  the  men  and  women  go  in  and  out  of 
that  facility,  on  their  own,  working,  navigat- 
ing a  sighted  world  with  a  red  and  white 
cane  

Robert  Stevens  '41  sent  an  article  from  the 
Rochester  Democrat  &  Chronicle  about  Alec  Su- 
therland, college  teacher  of  literature  and 
rhetoric.  .  .Two  of  his  past  students  said,  "His 
eyes  are  blazing  all  the  time  because  there's 
always  something  inside  of  him.  .  .  he's  like 
thought  in  motion.  You  can  never  be  bored. . . 
.  He  was  one  of  those  amazing  intellects.  He 
knew  how  to  take  book  learning  and  zoom 
right  into  the  heart.  He  taught  me  how  to  in- 
tegrate intellect  and  emotion.  Because  of  him 
I  feel  I'm  a  well-balanced  person."  The  article 
is  a  description  of  a  powerful  thinker  and  a 
grounded  man. . . . 

I  received  a  thoughtful  letter  from  Made- 
leine Proust,  Abbot  '55.  She  reminded  me  of 
tea  dances,  Dutch  Wolfe,  and  French  win- 
dows overlooking  a  generous  expanse  of 
lawn.  She  found  the  notes  from  Phil  Bower 
and  others  insightful  .  .  .  "the  challenge  of 
transition,  solitariness,  the  fifth  decade  inter- 
woven with  an  attitude  of  gratitude.  These 
are  familiar  to  me  but  not  what  I  hear  talked 
about  in  my  world  ...  it  was  a  comfort  to 
read  about  others  finding  joy  in  the  simplest 
pleasures."  Thanks,  Madeleine. 

As  for  "simple,"  even  a  walk  in  the  woods 
gets  less  and  less  simple  as  "the  woods"  gets 
farther  and  farther  away  from  where  I  live.  I 
just  spent  five  days  living  with  a  Cochiti  Pue- 
blo on  his  reservation  in  New  Mexico.  I  visit- 
ed manv  of  the  reservations  and  ruins  in  a 
way  that  most  tourists  don't  get  to  do.  When 
I  got  to  the  Taos  Pueblo,  1  went  back  in  my 
mind  to  the  description  Jung  wrote  about  vis- 
iting there  in  the  twenties.  As  I  stood  in  the 
middle  of  their  village,  I  understood  some  of 
what  Jung  talked  about:  the  environment  is 
spectacular,  a  sense  of  being  at  the  top  of  the 
world  was  palpable.  They  did  have  responsi- 
bility for  keeping  God,  the  sun,  in  the  sky 
and  maintain  its  travel  safely  each  day.  . . . 

Help.  I  need  your  stories,  your  attitudes, 
those  items  about  you  that  you  want  to 
share  with  classmates. 


56 

ABBOT 


Susan  Waterous  Wagg 
426  Benvick  Avenue 
Montreal,  PQ  H3R1Z9 


Ann  Woolverton  Oswald  reports  that  she 
and  Bob  moved  to  Indianapolis  at  the  end  of 
last  summer.  She  says  it  was  hard  to  leave 
South  Bend  after  twenty-three  years,  but  she 
does  get  to  see  Jane  Tatman  Walker.  Wool- 
vie  says  that  after  moving  she  had  lunch 
with  lane  and  Linda  Jones  Campbell  '54  and 
brought  along  the  rules  and  regulations  for 
our  prom!  1  think  that  ought  to  be  pub- 
lished in  a  future  Bulletin'. 

Does  Louise  Day  Cook  win  the  prize  for 
the  most  grandchildren  in  our  class?  She 


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added  two  in  1988  bringing  the  total  to  sev- 
en. She  says  she  spends  summers  in  Wyo- 
ming and  winters  in  Arizona  —  sounds  like 
a  perfect  combination.  Louise  and  Carol 
Green  Donnelly  '58  had  a  great  visit  in  the 
Jackson  Hole  area  last  summer. 

The  last  Wagg  kid  will  be  off  the  family 
payroll  as  of  27  May  when  Geoffrey  gradu- 
ates from  Connecticut  College.  We  all  plan 
to  go  to  England  for  two  weeks  at  the  end  of 
June  to  celebrate  Tim's  father's  eightieth 
birthday.  Our  daughter  Sandra  is  still  living 
in  London. 

Correction:  The  Bulletin  incorrectly  spelled 
Margaret  Roth  Brown's  name  in  the  spring 
edition.  It  should  have  read  Mardie  Roth 
Brown. 


57 

PHILLIPS 


Gee  Johnson,  Jr. 
2235  Jamara  Lane 
Houston,  TX  77077 


Harold  Sox  dropped  a  line  that  he  had 
moved  from  California  to  New  Hampshire. 
Harold  had  been  a  general  internist  associat- 
ed with  Stanford  University  School  of  Medi- 
cine, and  now  he  is  the  chairman  of  the  De- 
partment of  Medicine  at  Dartmouth  Medical 
School.  Harold  is  encouraging  classmates  to 
give  him  a  call  if  they  are  in  the  neighbor- 
hood ....  Also  in  that  neck  of  the  woods 
comes  world  from  Grant  Willis,  who  has  tak- 
en the  mighty  plunge  into  marriage,  complete 
with  a  built-in  family.  Grant  is  practicing  law 
in  Falmouth,  specializing  in  divorces  and 
criminal  matters,  of  which  I  see  little  differ- 
ence. Grant's  wife,  Sarah,  is  director  of  mar- 
keting and  public  relations  at  Plimouth  Plan- 
tation, and,  I  presume  from  Grant's  note, 
basically  pushes  the  pilgrims'  spirit  to  the 
world  ....  Bob  Watters  let  us  know  that  he  is 
still  living  in  Brussels,  Belgium,  working  at 
the  U.S.  Mission  to  NATO  as  counsellor  for 
Nuclear  Affairs.  Bob  mentioned  that  he  gets 
back  to  Andover  from  time  to  time  and  was 
particularly  impressed  with  last  Christmas's 
program  in  the  Cochran  Chapel  ....  Also 
from  Europe  comes  word  from  Kim  Pendle- 
ton who  has  been  living  in  London,  working 
as  a  political  minister-counsellor  at  the  U.S. 
Embassy.  Kim  mentioned  that  last  summer 
Gay  Smith  and  his  wife,  Dolores,  paid  them  a 
visit  and  had  a  great  time.  Kim's  son  Nathan- 
iel entered  PA  as  a  lower  last  fall,  while  their 
daughter  Connie  is  a  freshman  at  Barnard  . .  . 
.  speaking  of  Gay,  I  received  a  note  from  him 
quite  some  time  ago,  and  he  mentioned  that  a 
Tom  Shore  had  participated  in  a  marathon, 
of  all  things,  and  had  performed  very  well. 
Gay  wondered  if  it  was  the  same  illustrious 
Tom  Shore  who  now  pursues  me  relentlessly 
each  year  for  the  annual  giving  event.  Naw, 
not  possible  ....  Still  on  the  international 
scene,  I  received  a  post  card  from  Dick  Guth- 
rie who  tells  me  he  had  taken  an  all  work,  no 
play  whirlwind  tour  through  some  Mediter- 
ranean countries;  I  presume  on  some  military 
business,  as  Dick  and  his  family  are  perma- 
nently stationed  at  Ft.  Monroe  in  Virginia. 
Dick  said  it  was  "interesting  to  say  the  least." 

While  reading  through  the  correspon- 
dence, trying  to  put  it  into  some  order,  I  dis- 
covered that  Bill  Rapp  has  been  transferred 
to  Hong  Kong,  where  he  will  assume  addi- 
tional corporate  finance  responsibilities  for 
North  Asia.  Since  Bill's  family  won't  be  join- 


ing him  until  June,  I  asked  my  son  Gee  III 
who  lives  in  Hong  Kong,  to  give  Bill  a  call  to 
show  him  around.  If  Bill  makes  that  error, 
he'll  regret  it,  but  it  will  be  fun  ....  Back  to 
the  local  scene:  John  Finney,  who  spends  his 
time  from  April  to  October  in  Nantucket,  said 
that  he  had  almost  pleasant  visit  with  Bob 
Hulburd  when  he  was  in  Sarasota,  Honda, 
last  March  ....  Yours  truly  has  had  a  couple 
of  visits  with  Ralph  Weaver  recently;  the  first 
was  a  black  tie  birthday  party,  helping  Ralph 
celebrate  his  fiftieth  at  his  home.  The  second 
had  to  do  with  business,  as  Ralph,  while  in 
the  venture  capital  business  here  in  Houston, 
is  helping  Rice  University  in  an  effort  to  con- 
vert some  super  laboratory  research  into  fu- 
ture dollars.  But  it  is  a  long  pull.  Since  I  have 
not  reached  the  fabulous  fifties  at  this  time,  I 
was  envious  that  Ralph  still  has  the  flat  belly 
and  I  don't ....  Regards  to  all.  —  Gee 


58 


PHILLIPS 


Gilbert  Bamford 
26928  Marbella 
Mission  Viejo,  CA  92691 


Another  light  mail  bag. 

Charlie  Kellogg  writes  that  he  has  moved 
to  the  Rochester,  N.Y.,  area  where  he  is  an 
IBM  marketing  manager.  Daughter  Lia  is  a 
sophomore  at  St.  Lawrence  while  son  Terry 
is  a  junior  at  Honeoye  Falls  high  School.  Mai 
Slater  has  been  named  class  of  1952  profes- 
sor of  Business  Administration  at  the  Har- 
vard Business  School.  Mac  also  is  a  faculty 
member  at  the  John  F.  Kennedy  School  of 
Government  where  he  teaches  a  seminar  on 
industrial  governance  and  performance. 
Phil  Woodward's  Chalone  Vineyards  con- 
tinue to  grow  in  prominence.  His  1985  Car- 
menet  White,  Edna  Valley,  was  served  at  the 
Bush  Inauguration.  In  March,  Chalone 
swapped  six  percent  of  its  stock  for  an  equal 
amount  of  Domaines  Baron  de  Rothschild, 
maker  of  Chateau  Lafite  Rothschild.  Phil, 
please  drop  me  a  line  about  which  members 
of  the  class  of  1958  attended  your  annual 
meeting  of  stockholders.  John  Leonard  finds 
himself  deeply  involved  in  some  encourag- 
ing developments  in  Nicaragua.  As  Ameri- 
can charge  d'affaires,  John  has  met  with  for- 
eign minister  Miguel  d'Escoto  Brockmann 
and  worked  out  an  agreement  with  the  San- 
dinista  government  to  lift  the  freeze  on  new 
visas  for  American  diplomats.  In  a  special 
report  in  The  Neiv  York  Times,  John  stated 
that  he  welcomed  the  prospect  of  improved 
relations  with  the  Sandinista  Government. 

The  Bamford  family  is  celebrating  the  end 
of  eight  years  of  college  tuition  payments  as 
soon  Mark  (PA  '81)  graduates  from  Dart- 
mouth's Tuck  School  and  son  David  gradu- 
ates from  Miami  of  Ohio  with  a  degree  in 
business  this  spring. 

Guys,  drop  a  line. 


58 

ABBOT 


Sandra  Bensen  Calhoun 
3204  Circle  Hill  Road 
Alexandria,  VA  22305 


Dear  Friends: 

Instead  of  attending  to  our  last  deadline,  I 
became  a  new  state  senator's  wife  (same 


husband,  new  title).  More  surgery  for  my 
mother,  her  move  to  Annapolis,  and  senior 
year  for  Gordon  all  occupied  us.  I  received 
an  arts  award,  but  my  greatest  feat  was  stay- 
ing alive  through  10,000  miles  of  driving  the 
Jersey  Turnpike. 

Last  fall,  Faith  White  Hyde  celebrated  the 
publication  of  From  a  Chatham  Cookbook, 
which  she  wrote  and  illustrated.  Her  son  Pe- 
ter is  a  banquet  chef  at  the  Hyatt  Regency  in 
Cambridge.  Mark  had  just  spent  his  Air 
Force  leave  working  at  the  Chatham  Fish 
Pier.  Matt's  at  Chatham  High  and  Bob  still 
teaches  at  Cape  Cod  Academy. 

Also  too  late  for  the  fall  column  was  a 
note  from  Sandy  Veeder  Innes,  on  a  card 
that  brought  a  chuckle  —  picture  of  a  date 
from  Planet  X.  Sandy  missed  reunion  be- 
cause she  was  recovering  from  knee  surgery 
and  her  husband,  George,  from  a  mild  heart 
attack.  A  pleased  response  to  a  call  from 
Vicki  Kohler,  "She  sounds  exactly  the  same 
as  before!"  Vicki  pressed  her  aged  camper 
into  yet  another  trip  across  country  last 
summer.  The  natural  disasters  she  wit- 
nessed included  Yellowstone  on  fire  and  Mt. 
St.  Helens  recovering.  She  visited  Ingrid 
Stahlbrand  Kassler  in  Anacortes.  Ingrid 
teaches  at  Western  Washington  University. 
The  Kassler  Christmas  card  was  a  cut-out  of 
an  Airstream  trailer,  Tom's  "tent  for  middle 
age."  Their  son  Karl  took  leave  from  Hamp- 
shire College  to  do  work  in  Oregon,  on  an 
oil  spill  I  believe.  Experience  for  Alaska? 

Thanks  to  Beverly  Black  O'Malley,  who 
wrote  this  report:  "What  a  lively  group  came 
together  in  Vicki  Kohler's  Cambridge  apart- 
ment! Carol  Green  Donnelly  and  Joey 
picked  up  Beverly,  who  was  in  town  for  the 
shooting  of  her  cable  TV  show,  Wliat  Every 
Baby  Knows.  Vicki,  a  travel  consultant,  is  sur- 
rounded by  thirty  years  of  exotic  and  world- 
ly travel  memorabilia.  Who  should  be  visit- 
ing from  Washington  but  old  roommate, 
Ingrid.  Over  a  gourmet  dinner,  we  poured 
through  pictures  of  the  thirtieth  reunion, 
laughed  for  hours.  .  .  .  Joey  proclaimed  he 
was  one  of  the  few  to  have  known  enough  to 
get  us  all  kicked  out  back  then.  It  was  a  very 
special  evening  as  we  caught  up  with  the 
new  as  well  as  the  old.  Underneath  it  all  was 
the  feeling  that  those  old  friendships  are 
worth  more  as  the  years  go  by." 

Carol  wrote  to  brag  for  Anne  Moulton 
Anderson,  whose  Albert  was  honored  as  an 
outstanding  cadet  at  West  Point,  and  Sum- 
ner, also  a  swim  star,  is  shining  at  Harvard. 
Joan  Foedisch  Adibi  reported  that  Elise,  an 
'88  Swarthmore  grad,  works  at  a  Boston  law 
firm;  Camron  was  home  job  hunting;  and 
Jennifer  was  on  an  internship  from  Brown. 
Joan  herself  was  "consumed  by  commercial 
real  estate  appraising  at  Omni  Evaluation 
Services."  Hopefully,  she  will  be  disgorged 
for  our  thirty-fifth. 

Elizabeth  Artz  Beim  sent  an  update.  For 
ten  years  she  has  been  active  in  the  Develop- 
ment and  Public  Affairs  Office  of  the  Mu- 
seum of  the  American  Indian  (I  believe  she 
runs  it).  She  said  a  resolution  was  near  con- 
cerning a  satisfactory  location  for  the 
world's  largest  and  finest  collection  of 
American  Indian  artifacts.  Her  husband,  Da- 
vid, enjoys  the  pace  of  investment  banking; 
Amy  has  declared  an  art  history  major  at 
Connecticut,  and  Nick,  PA  '88,  is  relishing 
life  at  Stanford. 


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A  Happy  New  Year  wish  from  Susan 
Tidd  Augenthaler  included  a  plea  for  high 
attendance  at  reunion.  Now  there's  news 
that's  never  out  of  date!  Write  me! 


CQ  David  A.  Othmer 

OZf  1907  Mount  Vernon  St. 

PHILLIPS  Philadelphia,  PA  19103 

It's  hard  to  pick  the  best  moment  of  our  thir- 
tieth reunion.  Was  it  Janet  and  Drayton 
Heard's  first  dance  of  the  evening?  (More 
about  Janet  later.)  Was  it  the  wonder  of  the 
first-timers,  which  included,  among  others, 
Dave  Lodge,  Bill  Butler,  John  Winfield  and 
Dave  Atchason?  (More  about  them  later.) 
Was  it  the  lobsters?  Was  it  the  (not  to  be 
identified,  but  quite  visible)  person  who  fell 
asleep  in  mid-Chuck  Berry  song?  Was  it 
Chris  Costanzo  and  his  tales  of  Sendero  Lu- 
minosql  (Chris  and  Margaret  came  up  from 
Lima,  Peru,  where  he  is  now  stationed  with 
the  U.S.  Embassy,  both  for  the  reunion  and 
to  see  their  daughter  graduate  from  Ando- 
ver.  Only  two  people,  one  from  Tokyo,  the 
other  from  Hong  Kong,  travelled  farther 
than  the  Costanzos  for  the  reunion).  Was  it 
the  news  that  John  Doherty's  tenure  as  old- 
est father  was  taken  over  after  less  than 
three  months  by  Tom  Stirling?  Was  it  see- 
ing our  Abbot  classmates  again,  especially 
Cinny  Travers  and  Joan  Ardrey  who  co- 
chaired  the  reunion,  and  Kitty  Sides,  who 
co-chaired  five  years  ago  and  just  enjoyed 
this  one?  Was  it  Paul  Neshamkin'-s  tales  of 
how  a  former  starving  independent  film 
maker  suddenly  found  wealth  (or  at  least  a 
living  wage),  happiness  and  a  family  at 
Drexel  Burnham  Lambert?  Or  was  it  the 
same  Paul  Neshamkin's  stories  of  his  life  as 
a  tutor  to  Elizabeth  Taylor's  children  in  the 
early  60s?  Perhaps  it  was  the  incredibly 
wonderful  "costume" — a  bright  orange  jog- 
ging vest/ reflector  which  certainly  set  the 
class  of  '59  apart  from  everyone  else.  I  have, 
by  the  way,  a  few  leftovers  which  will  go  on 
a  first-write-first-sent  basis. 

Whatever  the  best  moment,  and  there 
were  many  terrific  ones,  the  most  coura- 
geous moment  certainly  goes  to  Jim  Bishop 
who  got  out  of  a  hospital  bed  on  Saturday 
morning  in  order  to  be  at  the  reunion  that 
night.  I'll  fill  you  in  more  in  the  next  col- 
umn, but  first  just  a  couple  of  notes:  it's  not 
that  Janet  Heard  is  just  a  terrific  dancer,  it's 
that  she  somehow  knows  how  to  get  a 


bunch  of  somewhat  self-satisfied  preppies 
off  their  butts,  away  from  the  bottle  and  on 
the  dance  floor,  and  she  does  it  in  no  uncer- 
tain terms,  and  with  great  class.  Dave 
Lodge,  having  just  engineered  the  takeover 
of  what  was  the  singer  Sewing  Machine  Co. 
(Dave  was  the  CEO),  is  now  looking  for 
work,  or,  perhaps,  looking  for  something  to 
keep  himself  occupied.  Bill  Butler  turned 
out  to  be  the  weekend's  philosopher  with 
some  well-articulated  thoughts  about  what 
Andover  had  done  to  (and  for)  us,  and  how 
long  it  had  taken  most  of  us  to  really  come  to 
terms  with  both.  And  John  Winfield  and 
Dave  Atchason  were  both  wonderful  in  their 
delight  to  be  back  for  the  first  time — they 
were  both  somewhat  apprehensive  (it  has 
been  thirty  years,  after  all)  but  it  took  no 
time  for  them  to  see  that  Bill  Butler  was 
right,  and  that  there  is  much  to  be  learned, 
and  fun  to  be  had  at  a  reunion. 

Finally,  in  addition  to  another  thanks  to 
Cinny  Travers  who  did  such  a  great  job,  I 
want  you  to  know  that  your  collective  advice 
to  President  Bush  was  stunning.  Those  of 
you  who  were  there  know  what  I  mean;  no 
words  can  describe  it  for  those  of  you  who 
weren't. 


CQ  Kitty  Sides  Flather 

Jy  244  Lindsay  Pond  Rd. 

ABBOT  Concord,  MA  01 742 

Cynny  Nichols  Travers  and  Joan  Synnott  Ar- 
drey throw  '59  a  whopping  30th  reunion 
weekend  and  we  can  t  thank  them  enough. 
So  much  organization  and  phone  calling  re- 
sulted in  a  nappy  time,  delicious  clambake, 
great  50's  music  and  all  night  gab  sessions. 
To  walk  into  the  Cage  and  see  Nona  Hanes 
Porter  all  the  way  from  London — her  first 
time  back  in  thirty  years — was  sensational. 
She's  about  to  publish  her  Practical  Guide  Ik 
London  Theaters  so  we'll  all  know  how  to 
choose  the  best  seats  of  the  best  shows  and 
visit  Nona  to  boot.  Dearing  Ward  Johns  with 
adorable  Sarah,  7,  and  Sue  Calnan  Bates 
made  up  the  Charlottesville,  Va.,  contingent. 
Although  Lolly  Bell  Hetherington  couldn't 
get  here,  she  and  Sue  have  a  stranglehold  on 
the  youth  of  Virginia.  Lolly  guides  students 
into  college  and  Sue  guides  them  into  careers. 
Dearing,  a  cardiologist  and  faculty  member  at 
UVA  Medical  School  continues  her  research 
and  clinical  work  in  hypertension.  She 
brought  word  of  Duncan  Moose  Widdom,  an 


economist  for  the  International  Monetary 
Fund.  Dearing  and  Sarah  have  visited  her  at 
"Fancy  Free,"  Point  of  Rocks,  Va.,  where 
Duncan  and  Allan  live  with  numerous  hors- 
es and  dogs.  Susan  Bradlee  Trayser  and  her 
cute  Sara,  7,  were  at  the  Abbot  Tea  where  we 
were  all  brought  up-to-date  on  Elaine  Finbu- 
ry's  ('68)  wonderful  plan  for  McKeen's  reno- 
vation into  a  Day  Care  Center,  Offices  of 
Academy  Resources,  and  a  beautiful  alum- 
nae/i  reception  area  in  Davis  Hall.  Elaine  is 
the  project  manager  and  will  also  oversee  the 
historic  rehabilitation  of  Draper  into  apart- 
ments. For  our  35th,  we'll  have  much  to  cele- 
brate around  the  Abbot  Circle.  Nathalie 
Taft  Andrews  was  unanimously  voted  our 
class  secretary  for  the  next  five  years.  She  is 
a  terrific  writer!  As  director  of  the  Portland 
Museum  in  Louisville,  she  has  written  pro- 
posals for  over  $800,000  in  grants  for  her  in- 
novative programs.  Diane  Montgomery 
Rice  came  over  Saturday  evening  from  Sher- 
born  where  her  family  and  she  have  settled 
after  a  move  last  year.  How  great  to  be  sur- 
prised by  her  last  minute  arrival!  Winkie 
Ward  Keith  has  been  one  of  our  most  faith- 
ful returning  alumnae.  She  and  Sue  Calnan 
Bates  agreed  to  be  our  new  class  agents  so 
please  make  them  very  happy  when  they 
contact  you.  Ann  Travers  Butler  wants  us  to 
be  sure  that  we  know  Jim  moved  with  her  to 
the  Olympic  Peninsula.  Somehow  I  left  him 
our  of  Ann's  news  last  year.  Sorry  Ann  and 
Jim,  I  guess  it  really  is  time  for  Nat  to  take 
over.  Cathy  Watson  Rapp  and  Bill,  a  mal- 
practice lawyer,  celebrate  their  twenty-fifth 
wedding  anniversary  this  summer.  Their 
son  graduated  from  Old  Dominion  and 
daughter  Whitney  was  a  freshman  swimmer 
at  Harvard.  We  almost  had  Missy  lams  Kit- 
tredge  here  on  her  way  home  to  Panama 
from  France  via  Logan  Airport,  but  we  just 
missed  her  by  a  few  hours.  Cynny  sees 
Missy  at  least  once  a  year.  Gale  Barton 
Hartch  is  thriving  and  Zelinda  Makepeace 
Douhan  and  John  were  seen  just  two  days 
before  our  reunion  at  John's  35th  Harvard 
Reunion  where  John  was  a  participant  in  the 
class  memorial  service. 

I'll  sign  off  now.  Send  Nat  all  your  news 
and  great  gossip  (Nathalie  Andrews,  2407 
Ransdell   Ave.,   Louisville,   KY  40204). 
Thanks  to  all. . .  Kitty 


£Q  Alan  L.  Fox 

3740  Lime  Avenue 
PHILLIPS  Long  Beach,  CA  90807 

"As  I  read  the  brief  capsules  in  the  Andover 
Bulletin  I  find  myself  feeling  somewhat  di- 
minished by  the  fame  and  fortune  of  those 
among  us  who  at  mid-life  have  become  su- 
perstars in  their  respective  arenas.  I  suspect 
that  many  of  us  (90%?)  are  making  similar 
comparisons.  But  to  the  extent  that  compar- 
isons are  made  at  all,  maybe  they  would 
more  appropriately  [bel  made  with  the  av- 
erage classmate  who  has  selected  a  similar 
profession.  I  suspect  that  as  the  years  move 
on  we  will  increasingly  come  to  feel  that  the 
more  visible  aspects  of  success  are  less  im- 
portant than  the  more  intangible.  I  do  wish 
more  members  of  the  class  would  take  the 
time  to  write  in  from  time  to  time  with  a 
few  comments  about  some  of  the  common 
life-stage  issues  that  many  if  not  all  of  us 
are  confronting." 


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John  Williamson's  above  remarks,  articu- 
lately restate  a  frequently-mentioned  feeling 
among  the  class  of  1960  regarding  the  na- 
ture and  quality  of  the  news  of  the  class. 
Our  "news,"  so  frequently  of  publicity,  pro- 
motions, and  success  in  general,  is  what  is  in 
the  newspapers  and  what  we  all  too  often 
want  others  to  see  of  us.  But  is  it  what  we  as 
a  group  want?  Does  it  create  false  pressures 
and/or  an  uncertain  understanding  of  who 
we  are?  Does  it  require  implicit  and  ill- 
serving  comparisons  of  where  we  stand  in- 
dividually at  mid-life?  To  the  extent  you 
concur,  please  emphasize  your  "common 
life-stage  issues"  in  your  communications. 
Those  crucial  years  we  shared,  and  our  class 
group  are  vitally  significant  to  who  we  are 
today,  and  in  many  ways  we  need  news  of 
each  other  more  than  ever. 

Our  class  to  date  has  fathered  eighteen  (!) 
Andover  grads  or  current  Andover  students. 
Class  fathers  of  a  new  Andover  generation 
are:  Bill  Brown  (Solange  '85),  Larry  Butler 
(Adam  '90),  Tom  Campion  (Berit  '92),  Dave 
Edgerly  (Louisa  '87),  Dorsey  Gardner  (An- 
dre '90  and  Nina-Marie  '87),  Craig  Hesser 
(Catherine  '81),  David  Kennedy  (Kristen 
'87),  Nick  Kip  (Stephanie  '91  and  Jeffery  '85), 
Chris  McKee  (William  '86),  Kit  Moore  (Sean 
'81),  Martin  Quinn  (Alexandra  '87),  Randy 
Ross  (David  '88),  Bill  Sherman  (Jennifer  '83 
and  Andrea  '86),  Seth  Shulman  (Jonathan 
'91)  and  Frank  Velie  (Shian  '89).  Gus  Quat- 
tlebaum  will  be  a  junior  in  the  fall. 

Mike  Posner,  expressing  a  different  angle 
on  the  opening  thoughts  of  these  notes  ex- 
presses ".  .  .  some  irritation  that  the  only 
products  of  the  academy  I  hear  about  are 
George  Bush  and  Brad  Reynolds.  Haven't 
we  produced  any  prominent  liberals?"  And 
Ed  Woll,  comments  that  the  Bulletin  is  wel- 
come news,  but  although  he  sees  Josh  Miner 
from  time  to  time,  he  doesn't  hear  much 
from  Andover  except  for  the  annual  fund- 
raising  telephone  call  and  a  letter  or  note 
from  Frank  Velie.  Ed  is  practicing  law  (liti- 
gation and  corporate)  at  Sullivan  &  Worces- 
ter in  Boston,  raising  two  teenagers,  and  do- 
ing some  public  speaking. 

The  January  1989  issue  of  Progressive  Ar- 
chitecture awarded  a  P/A  Design  Award  in 
the  Applied  Research  Category  to  Ed  Arens 
for  a  project  involving  thermal  environ- 
ments and  comfort  in  office  buildings,  based 
on  a  collection  of  data  on  work  spaces  in  the 
San  Francisco  Bay  area.  Barry  McCaffrey  is 
now  serving  as  U.S.  Military  Representative 
to  NATO  in  Brussels,  Belgium,  and  every 
six  months  spends  a  week  in  residence  at 
the  Western  Behavioral  Science  Institute  (La 
Jolla,  Calif.)  in  the  School  of  Management 
and  Strategic  Studies. 

A  recent  WSJ  article  reports  that  Edg- 
comb  Corp.,  of  which  Mike  Scharf  has  been 
chairman  and  CEO,  agreed  recently  to  be  ac- 
quired by  a  management-led  group,  which 
appears  from  the  article  not  to  include  Mike, 
who  will  retain  significant  financial  interest 
in  the  new  organization.  Woody  Woods, 
former  senior  partner  of  Lazard  Freres  & 
Co.,  N.Y.,  was  recently  hired  to  be  president 
and  CEO  of  Bessemer  Securities  Co. . .  . 

More  phonathon  news  from  Jeremy 
Wood:  Peter  Beck,  of  Annandale,  Va.,  left 
MCI  four  years  ago  to  form  Digital  Access 
Corp.,  builder  of  transmission  products  for 
telephone  networks.  Peter  sees  video  phones 


in  our  near  future.  Also  part  of  the  telephone 
world  is  Peter  Lee,  who  is  with  Pacific  Telesis 
and  living  in  Menlo  Park,  Calif.  David  Bend- 
er is  teaching  physiology  at  the  University  of 
Buffalo.  Harry  Fennerty  is  living  in  Miami, 
and  after  all  these  years  is  about  to  practice 
law.  .  .  Bob  Sanderson  and  his  Marion, 
Mass. -based  sprout  business,  Jonathan 
Sprouts,  was  recently  profiled  on  WBZ-TV's 
Chronicle.  Jerry  Sedam  is  with  the  N.Y.  in- 
vestment firm  Beck,  Mack  &  Oliver  and  lives 
in  New  Vernon,  N.J.  Jim  Blair  and  Susan 
have  recently  started  Blair  Graphics  in  Wal- 
nut Creek,  Calif.,  with  Jim  managing  and  Su- 
san leading  the  graphic  design  effort.  Dr.  Al 
Ross  reports  himself  to  be  fit  and  running  se- 
riously and  living  in  Montague,  Mass.  Ho- 
ward Hile,  in  Philadelphia,  is  a  V.P.  with 
Maritrans,  and  Jeremy  underlines  that  he  is 
involved  with  the  safe  and  careful  transport  of 
oils.  Jeremy  spoke  with  many  others  includ- 
ing Gillis,  Butler,  Maxon,  Ned  Evans,  Koeh- 
ler,  and  Bill  Brown  to  mention  a  few.  As  for 
Jeremy  himself,  he's  in  a  "tougher,  leaner" 
building  market,  is  planning  a  trip  to  Finland 
for  the  summer  of  '89  as  well  as  an  Outward 
Bound  white  water  canoeing  trip  in  the 
Northwest  Territories.  He  hopes  to  see  a 
number  of  the  class  at  the  Yale  25th  in  June 
followed  by  a  crash-cameo  appearance  at  the 
Harvard  25th. 

In  closing,  Ed  Quattlebaum  passes  on  his 
own  common  life-stage  issue:  .  .  .  "Maybe 
you  lament  jobless  and  childless  stage(s)  of 
life,  but  your  postmarks  read  Chicago,  Hon- 
olulu, Los  Angeles.  Mine  read  "Andover," 
and  I  face  all  those  "successes"  at  Harvard's 
25th,  in  June." 

Okay,  boys.  Few  of  us  are  total  successes, 
however  that  is  defined,  and  Andover 
played  a  very  real  role  in  forming  our  meas- 
urements of  success  and  in  accentuating  our 
sense  of  and  sensitivity  to  failure.  But,  like  it 
or  not,  we've  got  each  other.  Share  your 
thoughts  with  all. 


fcf\  Alexandra  Crane 

UU  111  Alh/n  Lane 

ABBOT  Barnstable,  MA  02630 

Why  just  yesterday,  weren't  some  of  us  sit- 
ting in  the  Log  Cabin  reminiscing  and  thor- 
oughly enjoying  each  other's  company  after 
a  brief  twenty-five  year  separation?  Tempus 
fugit  is  certainly  an  understatement.  For  ac- 
tually just  yesterday,  I  received  a  plea  from 
the  alumni  director  to  name  our  class  reun- 
ion chair  for  our  30th,  that's  a  big  3-0  and 
it's  next  year,  1990.  I  not  so  vaguely  recall 
that  the  marvelous,  talented,  well-organized 
Ms.  Wendy  Bolton  Rowland  enthusiastical- 
ly raised  her  hand  and  volunteered  to  be  the 
person  in  charge.  Second  in  command  was 
Marcia  Saliba  Newcomb,  correct?  Can  we 
or  can  we  not  expect  a  stupendous  time 
with  these  two  in  charge?  Can  you  plan  this 
far  ahead?  If  you  have  an  ongoing  calendar 
handy,  mark  8,  9,  10  June  1990  for  a  week- 
end extravaganza  in  Andover.  Start  that  diet 
now.  Experiment  with  hairstyles.  Spruce  up 
the  family.  Find  a  dashing  boyfriend  if  you 
are  single.  Move  up  in  your  career.  Win  a 
lottery.  Be  there. 

Onto  all  the  news  that  is  fit  to  print.  A 


most  interesting  note  arrived  from  Lynn 
Furneaux  Clark.  Lynn  and  her  husband,  Da- 
vid, are  living  in  Canada  for  three  years.  He 
is  the  U.S.  Naval  Attache  in  Ottawa.  "Diplo- 
matic service  is  fantastic!"  She  reports  that 
she  had  to  become  an  American  as  they 
couldn't  figure  out  how  to  give  her  diplo- 
matic immunity  as  a  Canadian.  Those  little 
governmental  intricacies  seem  to  be  every- 
where. Ottawa  is  beautiful  and  she  may  nev- 
er leave,  so  she  urges  us  to  visit  her  there. 
Her  address  for  U.S.  postage  is:  Embassy  of 
the  United  States,  USDAO,  Ottawa,  P.  O. 
Box  5000,  Ogdensburg,  NY  13669-0430. 
What's  more  is  that  she  ran  into  our  British 
classmate,  Ann  Hodgkinson,  who  is  also  liv- 
ing in  Ottawa.  They  celebrated  with  a  mini- 
reunion  sans  George  Bush.  She  found  out 
that  Ann  is  moving  to  Brussels  this  summer 
where  her  husband  will  be  the  Canadian  At- 
tache. Here  an  attache,  there  an  attache  eve- 
rywhere an  attache.  Ee,  I,  ee,  I,  oh,  have  I 
been  a  children's  librarian  too  long.  I  am 
leaving  here  and  going  to  the  Cape.  A  job, 
anyone? 


C/\  Anthony  T.  Accetta 

UA  1600  Stout  Street,  Suite  1520 

PHILLIPS  Denver,  CO  80202 

Rick  Rhoads  wrote  his  first  letter  in  twenty- 
seven  years.  Rick  moved  to  Los  Angeles 
three  years  ago  after  living  forty-two  years  in 
New  York  City.  He  reports  that  he  has  ".  .  . 
become  one  of  those  people  whom  I  used  to 
to  describe  as  'empty-headed'  .  .  .  ."  Having 
survived  three  daughters,  and  having  put 
two  of  them  through  Smith,  Rick  now  teach- 
es sailing  at  the  California  Sailing  Academy 
and  does  free-lance  writing  and  writing  in- 
struction. Dennis  Holahan  reports  that  he 
will  appear  at  Andover  in  May  to  participate 
in  a  memorial  service  for  Emory  Basford. 
During  a  wonderfully  warm  and  stimulating 
telephone  conversation,  Dennis  shared  how 
his  return  to  Andover  will  give  him  an  op- 
portunity to  give  back  something  of  himself 
to  Andover.  He  also  reports  that  he  was  at 
Sid  Bass's  wedding  last  year  and  that  it  was 
all  that  you  would  expect  it  to  be.  I  had  a 
great  visit  with  Steve  Hobson  and  Skip 
Hewlett  recently  in  Palo  Alto,  where  my  son 
Alex  is  a  freshman  at  Stanford.  Steve  and 
Skip  came  down  to  a  track  meet  in  which 
both  my  sons  were  running.  Steve  keeps  get- 
ting promotions  at  Sun  Micro  Systems  and 
seems  to  have  invented  every  unique  form  of 
computer  known  to  man,  while  Skip  has  be- 
come a  commissioner  in  the  California  Su- 
perior Court,  San  Francisco.  Skip  specializes 
in  juvenile  work,  and,  I  can  assure  you,  pos- 
sesses the  sensitivity  and  wisdom  to  do  a 
great  job  in  that  difficult  task.  Bill  Drayton 
continues  his  public  service  as  president  of 
ASHOKA  and  has  been  kind  enough  to  put 
me  on  his  mailing  list.  Bill's  work,  as  usual, 
is  global  in  scope  and  universally  needed. 
Thanks  to  Jeremy  Scott- Wood  '60  for  his  note 
including  an  article  on  David  Kirk,  who  con- 
tinues to  be  a  force  on  the  New  England  real 
estate  scene.  Denny  Gallaudet  has  surfaced 
as  president  and  CEO  of  Casco  Northern 
Bank,  Portland,  Maine.  Denny  lives  in  Yar- 
mouth with  his  wife  and  three  children 
where,  in  addition  to  his  sailing,  he  is  in- 


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volved  in  numerous  community  activities. 

Finally,  Dave  Murphy  reports  that  his  son 
Paul  '84  is  a  teaching  fellow  at  PA  this  year 
in  math.  He  notes  that  the  teaching  fellow 
program  started  during  our  first  year.  Is  he 
the  first  to  have  a  child  teach  at  Andover? 

Although  this  may  be  his  first  notice  of  it, 
I'll  be  seeing  Gage  McAfee  in  Hong  Kong 
this  fall  following  my  first  annual  trek  to 
Nepal.  Please  feel  free  to  write  with  lots  of 
advice  and  pointers. 


61 

ABBOT 


Ann  Tevepaugh  Mitchell 
28  Old  Weston  Road 
Wayland,  MA  01778 


Sybil  Smith  writes:  "We  are  well.  Life  goes 
surging  onward.  I  am  now  a  member  of  the 
town  of  Wellesley  Advisory  Committee,  the 
group  appointed  to  review  and  recommend 
on  all  warrants  for  town  meeting.  It  is  a  busy 
season.  Job  at  B.U.  going  well."  From  Spot 
Stringfellow-Lyons:  "Would  love  to  offer 
you  some  really  intriguing  news,  but  our 
lives  are  pretty  routine.  Our  business  (ac- 
counting/taxes/counseling) perks  along 
predictably  —  Bill's  five  children  have  now 
produced  seven  grandkids!  We're  busy,  but 
not  frantic."  Terry  Wanning  reports:  "About 
the  only  item  I  have  that  seems  newsworthy 
is  that  a  certain  tolerable  regularity  has  de- 
scended over  my  life  in  recent  years.  The  Ba- 
nana  Republic  Travel  Book  Catalogue,  of  which 
I  was  editor,  is  no  longer,  so  I  am  free-lance 
writing.  Same  house,  husband,  dog,  cat. 
Stepson  lives  with  us  now.  Parents  both 
well,  thank  God."  And  from  Molly  Upton: 
"After  almost  twenty  years  of  bedlam  as  an 
employee,  I've  decided  to  take  some  time  off 
and  explore  other  options.  I'll  probably  stick 
to  consulting  in  the  office  systems  arena  for 
vendors  and  users.  Am  tackling  major  home 
repairs  and  garden  challenges  and  enjoy 
sculling  on  Dudley  Pond,  which  my  house 
overlooks."  Ann  Fahnestock  Cody  writes 
that  she  is  "still  thriving  as  head  of  research 
for  INVEST  (ISFA  Corp.)  despite  October  '87 
crash." 

I  was  so  glad  to  hear  from  all  five  of  you, 
as  well  as  to  chat  briefly  with  Molly  Bid- 
well  Radley  during  a  Symphony  Hall  inter- 
mission (she  is  settled  at  St.  Paul's),  and  to 
say  a  quick  hello  to  Jane  Pafford  Nichols 
over  the  phone  (her  daughter,  an  upper  at 
Andover,  was  in  Washington,  D.C.,  on  the 
Washington  Intern  Program).  Circumstanc- 
es have  brought  Susan  Rothwell  Braucher 
and  me  together  this  past  year,  and  we  are 
looking  forward  to  sharing  rides  to  Ando- 
ver, where  her  daughter  will  begin  next  fall 
as  a  junior,  and  mine  will  be  an  upper.  Jerry 
and  I  recently  spent  ten  days  in  northern 
Italy,  a  trip  worth  waiting  for.  I  hope  more 
of  you  will  send  me  your  news  and  will 
come  to  the  thirtieth  reunion. 


62 

ABBOT 


Martlm  Mason  Denzel 
1507  Arroyo  View  Dr. 
Pasadena,  CA  91103 


where  her  husband  teaches  at  Humboldt 
State  University.  Their  oldest  is  a  sophomore 
at  Berkeley,  youngest  is  in  eighth  grade  and 
middle  child  in  the  East  at  prep  school.  They 
enjoyed  a  rare  snowfall  of  several  inches  as  a 
result  of  the  Alaskan  cold  front  and  found 
they  were  among  the  few  who  could  drive  in 
that  wet  white  stuff.  Ricky  has  a  master's  in 
psychology  and  works  as  a  librarian  at  the 
local  elementary  school.  Meriby  Sweet  pur- 
chased an  older  "fixer"  home  in  Berkeley 
and  is  now  pursuing  what  she  always  want- 
ed to  do  —  the  restoration  and  renovation  of 
older  homes  or  "adding  charm  to  a  tract 
house."  Her  new  company  is  called  Sweet 
Dreams  Construction  and  is  well  launched 
though  she  still  does  some  consulting  for 
Livermore  Labs  to  pad  the  checkbook.  Kitty 
Cecil  Calavita  lives  in  San  Diego  commuting 
to  U.  of  Calif.  Irvine  two  days  a  week  to 
teach  a  course  in  social  ecology.  Kitty  reports 
she  is  the  "shrimp''  in  her  family.  Oldest  son 
is  a  grad  of  the  University  of  Vermont  and  is 
6'  11",  younger  son  at  only  6'  8"  is  at  the  Uni- 
versity of  Calif.  Santa  Cruz.  Both  are  basket- 
ball players  and  one  may  go  pro.  Bonnie 
Haselton  Charat  is  enjoying  life  in  Rancho 
Santa  Fe  is  able  to  play  golf  year  'round. 
However,  she  says  of  Southern  California, 
"It's  nice,  but  it's  not  the  East!"  To  wrap  up 
the  California  news,  Bill  and  I  have  just  sub- 
mitted plans  to  the  city  for  approval  for  an 
addition  to  our  house,  a  step  we  swore  we'd 
never  do  again  after  building  an  addition  in 
Greenwich.  Will  we  never  learn? 

Moving  East,  Carolyn  Dow  reports  that 
being  an  IBMer  is  keeping  her  more  than 
busy  in  Chicago.  From  Florida  comes  news 
that  Charlotte  Abbott  McKelvey  and  Nor- 
man have  taken  ecology  to  heart  and  are  re- 
placing their  grass  with  native  wetland  vege- 
tation with  one  area  for  wild  flowers.  A  key 
lime  tree  keeps  them  in  fruit  for  pies.  Both  of 
her  sons  are  out  of  school  and  working  leav- 
ing Charlotte  free  to  work  on  her  weaving. 
Latest  project  was  a  bed  spread.  Liz  Wood 
divides  her  time  between  Brookline  where 
her  two  sons  are  in  high  school  and  Pro- 
vincetown  where  she  and  a  friend  have  an 
art  supply  store.  She  spent  the  tax  season  this 
year  working  for  H&R  Block.  Susan  Mallory 
Dunn  reports  that  she  is  still  working  up  a 
storm  at  Pan  Am  doing  systems  design  for 
marketing  projects.  Jeff  is  now  working  at 
Pan  Am  too.  Son  Scott  is  a  freshman  at  Yale 
and  a  lacrosse  jock.  Sally  and  Bean  are  both 
graduating  from  Franklin  &  Marshall  this 
spring.  And  to  quote  Sue  "What!  And  me 
still  so  young  and  gorgeous  and  vibrant!" 
She  invites  NYC  visitors  to  call  her  at  (914) 
358-6384  (home)  or  (201)767-2697  (office). 

Those  of  you  who  were  at  our  25th  will 
know  how  true  Sue's  comment  is  about  our 
class  as  a  whole.  Share  your  news  with  the 
class  —  send  a  note  to  your  scribe! 


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PHILLIPS 


Matthew  Hall 
8202  Millman  Street 
Philadelphia,  PA  19118 


News  from  the  California  contingent  finds 
Ricky  Muller  Aalto  in  Northern  California 


Some  very  nice  notes  have  come  in  in  the 
last  few  months.  From  Harry  Schwethelm 
came  an  announcement  of  the  birth  of  Mar- 
garet Garrett  Schwethelm  on  8  January  with 
a  note  saying  he  hoped  I  was  "happy  and 


well  and  not,  like  us,  suffering  from  an  at- 
tack of  geriatric  fertility."  Enclosed  was  a 
photo  of  his  sons  Eric  and  Peter,  who 
looked  about  the  way  Harry  did  in  1963 
with  their  seven  pound,  fifteen  ounce  sister 
nestled  safely  between  them  ...  a  photo 
which  I  am  sure  could  be  obtained  to  com- 
fort those  of  you  who  may  be  in  similar  sit- 
uations. Harry  is  back  in  Texas  from 
whence  he  came  to  Andover,  living  in 
Houston  and  working  for  Rotan  Mosle. 

I  also  received  a  letter  from  Colin  Camp- 
bell who  was  one  of  the  first  of  us  to  sense 
the  upheavals  ahead  of  us  as  we  left  Ando- 
ver and  has  been  staying  ahead  of  them 
ever  since.  .  .  .  "You're  right  —  there  are  a 
bunch  of  writers  in  our  class.  I'm  a  mere 
journalist  (now  with  the  Atlanta  Constitu- 
tion), but  1988  was  good  to  me.  A  colleague, 
Deborah  Scroggins,  and  I  did  a  series  of  ar- 
ticles on  the  use  of  food  and  hunger  as 
weapons  in  the  Horn  of  Africa,  and  we  won 
two  prizes  —  the  Robert  F.  Kennedy  Jour- 
nalism Award  for  international  reporting 
and  the  Overseas  Press  Club  Award  for  Hu- 
man Rights.  They  are  to  be  handed  out  next 
month  in  Washington  (RFK)  and  in  New 
York  (OPC). 

"Soon  afterward,  my  wife,  Caroline,  and 
six-year-old  son,  Gray,  and  I  are  headed  to 
the  Middle  East  for  three  months.  Will  be 
hot  but  should  be  fun. . .  " 

Although  not  writing  books  (or  at  least 
not  yet  admitting  to  it),  Dwight  Stephens 
deals  in  books  in  his  book  store  in  Raleigh, 
North  Carolina,  having  finally  found  a  use 
for  the  Ph.D.  in  ancient  languages  which  he 
acquired  along  the  way.  His  wife,  Ann, 
who  is  a  dermatologist,  and  his  daughter 
Laura,  who  is  four,  round  out  his  family. 

On  the  afternoon  prior  to  my  writing  this 
column,  I  found  a  note,  and  missed  a  visit, 
from  Paul  Hoffman  who  was  in  Philadel- 
phia probably  because  it  is  the  season  for 
rowing  on  the  Schulykill.  ...  as  an  exten- 
sion of  his  own  Olympic  accomplishments, 
Paul  has  been  involved  informally  and  for- 
mally with  U.S.  and  Harvard  rowing.  Paul 
practices  law  and  is  involved  in  business  in 
St.  Thomas,  U.S.V.I.,  where  he,  his  wife,  Sal- 
lie,  daughter  Ella,  five,  and  son  Max,  eight- 
een months,  live  a  life  which  is  the  the  envy 
of  the  snowbound  among  us.  Paul  is  also 
actively  involved  in  politics  in  St.  Thomas 
and  is  a  trustee  of  the  Antilles  School. 

I  also  saw  both  John  Faggi  and  Dan 
Johnson  on  a  trip  to  San  Francisco  last  fall. 
The  last  time  we'd  been  together  was  on  a 
cross  country  trip  after  college,  and  our  ren- 
dezvous in  Berkeley  seemed  bizarrely  like 
just  another  stop  on  the  trip. 

John  and  his  family  are  perched  on  a 
mountainside  in  Oakland  where,  after  stints 
at  the  Athenian  School  and  Choate,  he  teach- 
es at  the  College  Preparatory  School.  .  .  .  His 
wife,  Sarah,  is  a  California  native  who  gives 
the  family  some  good  roots  in  Stinson  Beach; 
Emily,  seven,  is  a  voracious  reader  and  Mat- 
thew, five,  inherited  his  father's  mix  ot  seri- 
ousness and  impish  delight. 

Dan  is  living  in  Berkeley  and  working  for 
Matson  Navigation.  .  .  .  After  law  school  he 
had  gone  off  to  Honolulu  where  he  had 
been  working  first  with  Dillingham  and  lat- 
er with  Alexander  &  Baldwin  which  is  the 
parent  of  Matson  Navigation.  He  has 
worked  all  along  on  the  corporate  legal 
staff  of  these  companies  and  is  now  respon- 


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sible  for,  among  other  things,  environmen- 
tal affairs  at  Matson  Navigation. 

I  hope  that  you  are  all  well  and  that  some 
of  you  will  have  a  chance  to  drop  me  a  line 
over  the  summer. 


/17  Helen  Watson  Collison 

^J  51 1  Twaddell  Mill  Road 

ABBOT  Wilmington,  DE  19807 

Bo  Moulton  Cocks  lives  in  Australia  with 
Emily,  12,  Matthew,  11,  and  husband,  Gra- 
ham. Bo  loves  being  a  full-time  mother  and 
while  she  manages  to  visit  the  states  most 
years,  she  would  love  visitors  in  Australia. 
Chris  Stern  Hyman,  husband  Mort,  and 
children,  Sarah,  7,  and  David,  5,  live  in 
NYC  where  Chris  is  a  lawyer  with  the  New 
York  State  Dept.  of  Health,  Office  of  Profes- 
sional Medical  Conduct.  Anita  Schenck 
Zednik  teaches  English  as  a  second  lan- 
guage to  forty  students  from  twelve  coun- 
tries at  New  Rochelle  High  School.  Last 
summer,  Anita  visited  Muthoni  Githungo 
Gitata  at  her  coffee  farm  outside  Nairobi. 
Anita  reports  Muthoni  has  "darling"  kids, 
and  a  thriving  dental  practice.  Sadly,  there 
was  also  the  news  thai  Muthoni's  husband 
died  last  winter  of  cerebral  malaria. 

Holiday  news  included  Muriel  DeStaffa- 
ny  Karr's  gleeful  tales  of  visits  in  Sacramen- 
to and  Texas  with  family.  She  and  Ron 
loved  their  Bermuda  trip  and  Ron  is  antici- 
pating a  move  from  contract  to  "real"  em- 
ployee at  Apple.  Margie  Brown  Coakley 
enjoyed  sharing  her  house  renovations  with 
parents  and  sister  at  Christmas.  Margie  con- 
tinues to  juggle  the  challenges  of  family  and 
tutoring  home-bound  kids.  Eileen  Schock 
Laspa  spent  the  holidays  close  to  home  be- 
cause daughter  Erin,  12,  was  a  mouse  in  the 
Washinton  Ballet's  production  of  The  Nut- 
cracker. Eileen  attended  a  gathering  at  Peg- 
gy Moore  Corl's  home  on  1  January.  De- 
spite a  mid-morning  cut  that  required 
stitches,  Peggy's  fabulous  food  creations 
were  ready  for  her  noontime  guests.  Shar- 
on Seeche  Rich,  husband  and  son  spent 
three  weeks  at  their  Loon  Mountain,  N.H., 
ski  house.  The  skiing  wasn't  great,  but  Shar- 
on thoroughly  enjoyed  having  Matt  home 
from  school.  Joan  Carter  Green's  holiday 
itinerary  read  LA-NJ-MA-DC  to  a  final  des- 
tination of  Mammoth  Mountain  for  skiing. 
She  described  her  Christmas  day  family 
group  as  a  "new  age  extended  family,"  as  it 
included  her  ex,  their  children,  his  girl- 
friend and  his  dog. 

General  news  includes  a  report  from  Bar- 
bara Rugen  on  the  Boston  area  alumni  asso- 
ciation theater  event.  Barbara,  husband  Lar- 
ry, Cindy  Sorenson,  Sue  Coolidge,  Marie 
Fox,  and  Ann  MacCready  Northup  met  for 
dinner,  with  Carrie  Holcombe  Damp  join- 
ing them  at  the  theater.  Ann's  own  note  in- 
dicated she  planned  to  beat  the  winter  by 
skiing  and  speed  skating.  Jackie  Sutton 
Cleverly  hoped  to  take  up  residence  in  her 
new  home  late  this  winter  depending  on 
the  work  crews.  Jackie  is  working  for  a  diet 
program  and  publishing  house.  Balloonist 
Lorna  Fisher  Daily  set  a  national  women's 
aviation  record  by  flying  solo  at  18,000  feet 
across  the  Continental  Divide.  She  also  par- 
ticipated in  a  nine-day  race  in  Chateau 


d'Oix,  Switzerland.  Jackie  Van  Aubel  Jans- 
sens  reports  husband  Eric  is  investigating  a 
business  in  Monaco;  Olivier,  22,  is  working 
for  a  French  company  in  Belgium  that  is  be- 
ginning pizza  home  delivery,  Gaetan  is  a 
second  year  university  student,  and  her 
business  is  challenging.  Cynthia  Kimball  is 
teaching  in  the  Lexington  elementary  school 
system  and  playing  her  flute.  Jonell  Briggs 
Crook  reports  we  have  been  kind  to  the 
Alumni  Fund.  Karen  Flack  Bonnell  met  Iris 
Vardavoulis  Osgood  in  NYC  to  attend  the 
ballet;  Karen's  son,  to  correct  a  typo  is  16, 
not  6. .  .  Oops!    —  Helen 


(LA  Tom  Seligson 

°^  325  Riverside  Drive 

PHILLIPS  New  York,  NY  10024 

So  many  classmates,  so  little  time.  That's 
the  thrill  and  frustration  of  every  reunion, 
but  especially  so  on  our  25th,  when  ninety- 
two  of  us  returned  to  reminisce,  party,  and 
generally  celebrate  and  ponder  who  we 
were  and  what  we've  become.  Celebration 
news  first.  I  think  everyone  who  showed 
had  a  wonderful  time  (are  you  listening, 
Kidde,  Pfeifle,  Brown,  and  all  you  others 
we  missed?).  Credit  belongs  to  John  Hay, 
for  going  strictly  first  class  for  the  Friday 
night  reception  (remember  our  10th,  when 
we  served  generic  brand  Vodka?).  Proving 
his  good  taste,  this  time  we  drank  Chivas 
(what  was  Fran  Crowley  drinking?).  Sam 
Allis,  and  John  Volk  hosted  Saturday's  din- 
ner in  the  sanctuary;  nothing  less  than  lob- 
ster under  the  stars  (read  this  and  weep  Ver- 
meil). Former  8  'n  1  member  and  now 
bearded  Dan  Badger  (who  looks  like  a  grad- 
uate student)  got  us  our  D.J.,  and  Don  Grin- 
berg  organized  a  slide  show  of  us,  (what 
better  entertainment?)  culled  from  the  year- 
book. Bob  Marshall,  whose  gift  from  the 
class  via  the  talents  of  Bryce  Muir,  can  only 
begin  to  repay  his  twenty-five  years  of 
news,  insight,  and  wit  as  class  secretary, 
also  produced  our  survey:  a  fascinating, 
even  inspiring  document  of  who  we  are. 
Thanks  also  goes  to  Paul  Gallagher  and 
Sean  Kennedy,  for  our  clever  t-shirts  and 
hats,  not  to  mention  their  fund-raising  ef- 
forts which  helped  us  set  records,  and  most 
of  all  to  Dan  Cooper,  who  led  our  class  so 
impressively  twenty-five  years  ago,  and 
who  continued  to  do  so  by  putting  the 
whole  weekend  together. 
Also  for  the  record  book:  we  all  looked  ter- 
rific (honestly)  probably  because  many  of  us 
didn't  seem  to  have  changed.  Adrian  Alm- 
quist,  a  cardiologist  in  Minneapolis,  has  the 
same  sweet-natured  charm  I  first  encoun- 
tered my  first  day  at  school.  Either  DC. 
lawyer  Randy  Elkins  has  his  portrait  on  the 
wall,  or  it's  still  lower  year.  Unless  it's  my 
eyes  or  wishful  thinking,  the  same  holds  for 
Bob  Greenberg,  Alan  Rubenstein,  and  the 
boyish  looking  Bob  Kispert  and  Buck  Lit- 
tle. 1  wonder  if  Pat  and  Mike  Cathcart  ever 
play  tricks  on  their  wives  (both  named 
Joan)?  They  sure  still  stump  me.  Did  Eric 
Chase  and  Didi  Pei  exchange  heights?  I 
seem  to  remember  now  banker,  Henry  Hob- 
son,  and  lawyers  Frank  Holland  and  Ace 
Johnson  displaying  such  distinctive  person- 
al styles  even  way  back  then.  I  definitely  re- 
call Toby  Walcott  "snowing"  Abbot  and 


Dana  Hall  girls  as  he  danced  (he  stole  one 
or  two  from  me).  Toby,  who  now  sells  med- 
ical supplies  in  the  Midwest,  was  still  pour- 
ing it  on  for  his  wife. 

Jack  Sartore  still  commands  respect  when 
he's  wet.  Saturday,  he  took  his  kids  swim- 
ming in  the  gym.  Though  Jack's  countless 
pool  records  lasted  only  a  few  years,  he's  still 
competing,  and  evidently  winning  in  adult- 
age  swim  meets  as  far  away  as  Australia. 
Has  retired  Air  Force  colonel  and  now  doc- 
tor Doug  Everett  also  retired  from  running? 
Why  else  wasn't  he  competing  along  side  fel- 
low former  x-country  stars  Jeff  Huvelle,  and 
Dick  Howe,  in  the  2.2  mile  "fun  run"?  Inci- 
dentally, it  was  John  Wiles  who  finished 
first  for  the  class,  and  sixth  overall:  his  way 
of  celebrating  his  marriage  of  five  weeks, 
and  to  an  Abbot  girl  no  less. 

Though  youthful  and  still  athletic,  our 
lives  have  changed.  Dewolf  Fulton  and  Bob 
Gang  have  re-married  since  we  last  met. 
Howie  "David"  Reines,  L.  E.  Sawyer,  and 
Bill  Matassoni  brought  girl  friends,  one  of 
whom  set  delightfully  new  standards  for 
long  legs  and  short  skirts.  Divorced  class- 
mates Don  Grinberg,  Sam  Allis,  Terry 
Trimble,  and  myself,  enjoyed  some  affection- 
ately probing  group  therapy  that  Ophrah 
would  have  killed  for.  It  proved  what  I've  al- 
ways believed  about  our  special  bonds.  If 
anything,  twenty-five  years  only  makes  us 
more  sensitive  and  better  classmates. 

Because  of  space  restrictions,  I'll  leave 
some  of  the  weekend's  other  more  serious 
reflections,  confessions,  and  career  updates 
for  a  later  date.  Most  of  all  we  had  one  hel- 
luva party  full  of  memories:  There  was 
Randy  Hobler  expertly  pounding  out  oldies 
when  our  DJ  had  to  quit  just  because  his 
wife  was  in  labor  (talk  about  bad  priorities); 
Tim  Booth's  energy  on  the  dance  floor, 
along  with  Bob  Hirsch's  ecstatic  grin  (was 
he  creating  software  to  the  music?).  All  of 
whom  helped  showcase  Bob  Marshall's  dis- 
play of  true  talent  as  a  rocker  (enough  of 
this  Time  business,  Bob,  get  yourself  an  act). 
Catching  Dick  Timbie  and  Steve  Harker 
perfecting  their  act  of  twirling  light  sticks 
on  their  fingers,  I  seriously  considered  be- 
coming an  agent.  But  not  for  "How- 
quickly-they-forget"  townies  Tony  Sapien- 
za  and  Sam  Allis  who  got  lost  in  the  sanc- 
tuary while  trying  to  lead  Doug  Cowan  and 
Tory  Peterson  to  safety.  C'mon,  guys,  that 
only  works  for  Abbot  girls. 

I  won't  soon  forget  Tony  Bryant  taking 
Bart  Loomis's  line  drive  smash  to  his  left 
eye,  but  waiving  medical  attention  for  an 
ice  cube  and  a  drink.  Tony  was  no  doubt 
learning  his  baseball  from  teammate  Crow- 
ley who  was  playing  right  field  with  a  beer. 
I'll  remember  infant-toting  John  McCul- 
lough  giving  lessons  as  a  daddy,  John  Carr 
grinning  as  he  sped  off  on  the  mountain 
bike  he  brought  all  the  way  from  Michigan, 
Bob  Nahill's  good-looking  family  at 
brunch,  and  Greg  O'Keefe's  always  won- 
derful smile,  which  I'm  sure  has  added  to 
his  popularity  as  a  community  doctor  in 
Maine. 

I  heard  banker  Bob  Wei's  assessment  of 
the  Trump  Shuttle  (he  was  a  day  late  trying 
to  catch  it);  mobile  housing  magnate  Bill 
French  explain  the  difference  between  "sin- 
gle wides"  and  "double  wides";  caught 
Tom  Eastland  trace  his  marketing  career 
from  Toyota  to  BMW  to  Peugeot,  and  best 
of  all,  overheard  Steve  Calderwood's  wife 
describe  her  husband  as  the  "world's  fore- 


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most  authority  on  diarrhea."  I  enjoyed 
good  talks  with  novelist/journalist  Bruce 
Kauffman,  stock  exchange  whiz  John 
Heard,  lawyers  Tim  Wolf  and  Doug  Man- 
field,  businessman  Dan  Clift,  and  ethics 
commissioner  Andy  Crane.  I  wish  I'd  got- 
ten to  talk  to  Bjorn  Lang,  John  Eichleay, 
Fred  Fay,  Jim  Torbert,  Bob  Leier,  Jeff 
Wright,  and  Charles  Durfee,  and  to  speak 
longer  with  the  engaging  Harry  Hives. 

One  of  my  most  lasting  memories  will  cer- 
tainly be  spending  Sunday  afternoon  visiting 
our  old  dorm  rooms  with  Randy  Roden  and 
Bruce  Wylie  discussing  being  young  in  Day 
North,  and  Carl  Jung  in  Will  Hall. 

Along  with  the  memories,  of  course,  we 
were  also  left  with  questions.  Did  college 
professors  Dick  Brodhead,  Bill  Stowe,  and 
Hugh  West  ever  compare  notes?  Or  did 
high  school  teachers  Bob  Foreman,  Matt 
Roehrig,  and  Peter  Schandorff?  Did  father 
of  twins  Larry  Darby  get  any  advice  from 
Bill  Semple?  Was  Doc  Downing  reading 
history  when  he  fell  asleep  in  the  library? 
What  did  John  Townsend  buy  at  the  Ando- 
ver  Shop?  Where  did  gourmet  John  Axelrod 
have  dinner  when  he  couldn't  wait  for  the 
lobster?  Who  brought  the  albino  Bolivian 
who  was  seen  periodically  marching 
through  the  week  end?  Was  it  because  he's 
on  his  way  to  Washington  that  Jim  Lockhart 
wouldn't  let  loose  one  of  his  famous  laughs? 
Who  did  Terry  Trimble  leave  with  on  Sun- 
day? And  was  that  really  Peter  McKee  retir- 
ing after  forty  years,  or  our  own  Kim  Jess- 
up? 

These  questions  and  more  will  be  investi- 
gated in  future  columns.  But  I'll  need  your 
help,  and  news.  About  that  news:  having 
just  finished  producing  a  nationally  syndicat- 
ed TV  special,  Crime  Beat  (August),  I've  got 
solid  contacts  with  cops  all  over  the  country. 
Unless  you  want  guys  with  shades  parked 
across  your  street,  I  urge  you  to  write. 

P.S.  Anyone  wishing  to  purchase  Dewolf 
Fulton's  reunion  tape,  send  him  $25  (covers 
cost  and  postage)  within  a  month  of  reading 
this.  Write  to  Monkey  Wrench  Lane,  Bris- 
tol, RI  02809. 


£L  A  Gretchen  Overbagh  Dorton 

14187  Indian  Way 
ABBOT  Concord,  CA  94521 

For  those  of  you  who  helped  me  a.  big  thank 
you.  There  were  twenty  of  us  at  the  twenty- 
fifth  reunion.  We  missed  lots  of  you  though. 
Heidi,  Ginny,  Pat  and  Melinda  have  tele- 
phone ears  at  this  point.  Those  there  agreed 
to  provide  me  with  news  if  I  would  continue 
as  class  secretary  and  reunion  chair.  They 
committed  the  rest  of  you  as  well. 

Linda  Perkin  has  been  found.  She  is  re- 
cently married,  living  in  NYC  and  is  a  polit- 
ical analyst  at  the  UN.  She  lives  at  210  E. 
73d  St.  #9A,  New  York,  NY  10021  (212)  963- 
5487  (w)  472-0375  (h).  She  joined  us  at  And- 
over.  Lucy  Bingham  also  has  returned, 
thanks  in  part  to  Ginny's  efforts.  She  is  a 
writer,  married  to  a  PI  attorney,  has  one 
daughter  and  lives  at  575  N.  Beachwood 
Dr.,  Los  Angeles,  CA  90004  (213)467-8548. 

Others  at  the  reunion,  some  with  hus- 
bands and  children,  were  Melinda 
(Mindy)  Bateman  Hawes  and  Robert;  Ju- 
dith Land  Day  and  Roger;  Ginny  Clemens 


was  a  far  cry  from  the  110  degrees  for  our 
20th.  Most  of  us  walked  to  the  Abbot  cam- 
pus for  a  lot  of  remembering  and  a  bit  of 
sadness  to  see  the  abandoned  buildings. 
They  are  about  to  come  back  to  life,  though. 
We  all  were  a  little  hoarse  from  all  our  chat- 
ting, but  all  agreed  we  were  glad  we  had 
come  back.  It  was  interesting  to  meet  a  lot 
of  the  PA  class  whom  many  of  us  had  never 
met.  The  years  seem  to  have  broken  down 
the  artificial  barriers  of  our  school  days  (or 
have  we  just  matured  well?).  When  last 
seen,  we  were  all  headed  back  to  our  respec- 
tive homes  promising  not  to  let  another 
twenty-five  years  go  by  without  keeping  in 
touch.  Please  send  news  (its  news  to  us,  if 
not  to  you)  so  we  can  all  keep  in  touch.  It's 
the  friendships  made  at  Abbot  that  are  im- 
portant and  worth  keeping. 


Bryant  and  Bill;  Hester  Coolidge  Clapp, 
Jackie  Meyers  Eby  and  children  Jen  and 
Joshua;  Joan  Whipple,  Carol  Barker  Guil- 
ford, Dale  Thomson  Milne,  Pat  Morrill, 
Susan  Van  Winkle  Pollock,  Lee  Porter, 
Nancy  Poynter  Sandberg  and  Malcolm, 
Mary  Travers  Munger  and  daughter  Carol, 
Molly  Webster  Schiotz  with  husband 
Sverre  and  sons  Chris  and  Peter;  Joan  Har- 
ney Wiles  and  John,  PA  '64;  Elissa  Wright 
and  daughter  Elizabeth,  Diana  Kiarsis 
Mayer  and  myself. 

Lucy,  Molly  and  I  travelled  from  Califor- 
nia and  Carol  from  Colorado.  Molly  and 
her  husband  breed  horses  in  Davis,  Calif., 
and  would  love  to  see  any  of  us  who  can 
put  up  with  a  crazy  routine.  Carol  is  about 
to  leave  on  an  eight-day  bicycle  trip  with  a 
large  group  and  was  trying  to  get  in  shape. 
Ginny  is  a  grant  writer  for  Tompkins  Co. 
Econ.  Opp.  and  was  taking  a  breather  after 
a  hectic  spell.  Judy  was  about  to  leave  with 
the  family  for  a  trip  to  Europe.  Joan  Whip- 
ple is  two  months  pregnant!  Nancy  missed 
Friday  night  as  she  was  involved  with  a 
showplace  home  in  which  she  did  decorat- 
ing. She  and  her  husband  also  are  involved 
in  yacht  brokering  and  had  just  returned 
from  Greece.  They  also  run  a  sailing  school. 
Joan  Harney  was  married  6  May  and  has 
just  moved  into  a  new  house.  She  will  be 
looking  for  a  new  job  after  sixteen  years  at 
Morgan  Stanley.  Elissa  is  a  tax  attorney, 
having  just  changed  specialties.  Hester  is  a 
florist  and  loves  working  at  her  own  pace. 
Jackie's  daughter  is  attending  Andover. 
Mary  has  returned  to  teaching  art  in  ele- 
mentary and  high  school.  Susie  is  a  realtor 
in  Connecticut.  Pat  is  in  the  employment 
placement  business  specializing  in  the  fi- 
nancial and  investment  fields.  Diana  is  an 
executive  with  Core  States  Financial.  Dale 
works  with  emotionally  disturbed  children 
and  also  does  cytology  lab  work. 

There  is  news  of  others  who  were  not  at 
reunion  and  I  will  report  that  in  the  next  is- 
sue. I  have  a  couple  extra  directories  if  you 
want  one.  They  are  $5.00  each. 

Again,  thanks  to  all  who  participated  in 
the  reunion  and  questionnaire.  Although 
the  weather  man  was  not  real  friendly,  the 
rain  did  let  up  for  the  parade,  tea,  dinner  at 
the  Log  Cabin  and  Sunday  brunch,  al- 
though the  latter  was  chilly  and  windy.  It 


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PHILLIPS  New  York,  NY  10024 

For  once  I  am  blessed  with  a  plethora  of 
news  but  alas,  in  order  to  allow  the  rampag- 
ing class  of  '64  room  to  chronicle  its  25th  re- 
union debaucheries,  I  am  limited  to  only  a 
few  lines  (class  of  '66,  be  forewarned  next 
year!). 

Rick  Keyworth  and  Amy  are  embarking 
on  a  change  of  scenery  which  sounds  idyl- 
lic: they  are  moving  to  Stonington,  Maine, 
to  run  the  general  store  there.  From  my 
viewpoint  in  New  York  City,  nothing 
sounds  quieter  or  more  sane.  Cliff  Paige  re- 
ports that  Jim  Chestnut  has  surfaced  in 
Ridgefield,  Conn.,  where  he  is  a  carpenter 
and  recently  built  Joe  Magruder's  house  in 
New  Hampshire. 

I  ran  into  Terry  Kahn  this  spring  (in  our 
office,  of  all  places).  Terry  is  collaborating 
on  a  book  about  New  York  policeman  Ste- 
ven McDonald  and  recently  was  made  edi- 
tor of  Boston  Sport  magazine.  Jon  Mills  is  a 
veritable  font  of  information  having  recent- 
ly been  discussing  consulting  activities  with 
fellow  banker  Phil  Young,  visiting  with 
Tom  Witherspoon,  an  attorney  in  Hartford, 
and  staying  in  touch  with  Doug  Woodlock, 
now  an  Appeals  Court  judge  in  Boston. 

Did  you  know  that  Sandy  Howe  de- 
signed the  addition  to  the  Oliver  Wendell 
Holmes  Library?  I  didn't.  (Peter  Vander- 
warker,  architectural  photographer,  has  tak- 
en the  photos.)  Sandy  also  designed  one  of 
the  buildings  at  William  &  Mary  and  the 
Law  School  at  the  University  of  Miami  Also 
making  an  imprint  on  the  campus  is  Jock 
Reynolds,  who  will  become  interim  director 
of  the  Addison  Gallery  of  American  Art  this 
fall,  when  current  director,  Chris  Cook,  goes 
back  to  the  classroom. 

Ted  Barrett  Page  is  a  psychotherapist  in 
Boulder,  Colorado,  who  occasionally  sees 
Nick  Marble  who  at  last  report  was  in 
banking  and  triathlons.  Tony  Gibson,  who 
is  a  sales  representative  for  Weyerhauser  in 
Wilton,  Conn.,  goes  radical  most  weekends 
on  his  wind  surfer.  Roger  Valkenburg,  who 
has  a  general  law  practice,  is  also  in  Wilton. 

That's  all  the  room  I  have.  Look  for  a 
longer  column  this  fall. 


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66 


PHILLIPS 


Skip  L.  Freeman,  Jr. 

133  Lewis  Wharf 
Boston,  MA  02110 


Hi  again: 

Lou  Maranzana  has  been  named  the 
head  football  coach  at  Bucknell  University. 
LCDR.  Carl  "Dogie"  Wales  has  been  as- 
signed to  the  Navy's  Arctic  Submarine  La- 
boratory since  1982.  Dogie  is  unique  in  that 
he  is  the  only  designated  Arctic  specialist  in 
the  Navy  and  has  spent  over  a  year  beneath 
the  ice  in  submarines  and  more  than  three 
years  camping  on  top  of  it.  He  is  a  member 
of  the  Explorers  Club  and  lives  in  San  Diego 
with  his  wife  and  three  children  when  not 
on  assignment.  Also  in  California  is  Richard 
Casey  and  his  wife,  Louise  Jaffe,  who  jointly 
produced  and  directed  Richard's  latest  mo- 
vie, Hellbent.  Phil  Casella  handled  the 
screenplay  for  Richard  and  is  a  free  lance 
software  designer  living  in  Palo  Alto.  Carl 
Steuernagel  and  his  wife,  Diane  Stalker, 
adopted  a  baby  girl  in  Chile  last  January, 
and  then  Diane  gave  birth  to  another  baby 
daughter  in  April.  Carl  is  living  in  Medford, 
N.J.,  and  working  for  FMC  Corp.  Carl  re- 
ports that  Richard  Hinman  and  wife  Emilie 
are  living  in  Kingston,  Mass.,  where  Rich- 
ard distributes  VHS  tapes  on  the  Cape  and 
recently  traded  his  voluminous  comic  book 
collection  for  baseball  cards.  That's  all  the 
news  that's  fit  to  print.  Keep  the  cards  and 
letters  coming. 

Best  Regards,  Skip  Freeman 


66 

ABBOT 


Martha  Wies  Dignan 
62  Pepperell  Way 
York,  ME  03909 


As  usual,  I  am  trying  to  do  two  things  at 
once  —  write  this  column  and  listen  to  com- 
ments at  a  public  hearing  on  property  tax 
reform  in  Maine. 

I  received  a  wealth  of  information  from 
Lucy  Thomson  on  happenings  in  her  life. 
She  has  two  daughters,  Victoria  and  Eliza- 
beth, ages  one  and  three.  Lucy,  who  works 
part-time  at  the  Justice  Department,  is  cur- 
rently president  of  the  Women's  Bar  Associa- 
tion in  D.  C.  Supreme  Court  Justice  Harry 
Blackmun  was  the  speaker  at  her  installation. 
She  and  her  husband  are  renovating  their 
home  in  Alexandria  (in  their  spare  time?) 
and  enjoy  seeing  Ellen  Ross  Ebersole  and 
Barbara  Corwin  Timken  during  the  sum- 
mer. Melinda  Miller  Patterson,  adventurous 
as  ever,  recently  returned  from  a  trip  to  Aus- 
tralia and  New  Zealand  with  husband  John 
and  sons  Luke  and  Timothy.  Peigi  Donaghy 
is  continuing  her  course  work  in  counseling. 
Her  daughter  Monica  will  attend  the  Univer- 
sity of  Oregon  in  the  fall.  I  hope  to  see  her 
when  she  visits  her  parents  in  Vermont  this 
summer.  Marcia  Watson  Goldberg  is  about 
to  start  remodeling  her  house  for  the  third 
time  in  eight  years.  She  says,  "We  must  be 
nuts!"  Her  children  are  eleven,  six  and  two 
—  two  girls  and  a  boy.  Marcia,  as  you  proba- 
bly know,  is  co-chair  of  our  class'  annual  giv- 
ing campaign. 

1  spent  a  stimulating  weekend  at  PA  in 
April  as  a  member  of  the  Alumni  Council. 
The  weekend's  topic,  "College  Counseling 


at  Andover,"  relates  directly  to  my  work,  so 
my  time  was  well  spent.  It  was  fun  compar- 
ing Abbot  memories  with  Cindy  Sorensen 
'63  and  Elizabeth  Bertin-Boussu  '67. 

It  sure  would  be  nice  to  hear  from  the 
rest  of  you! 


67 

PHILLIPS 


Joseph  P.  Kahn 
26  Rice  Street 
Cambridge,  MA  02140 


The  Bulletin's  long  lead  time  foiled  my  men- 
tioning two  recent  reunions  of  note.  While 
in  Los  Angeles  last  January,  I  had  the  pleas- 
ure of  sipping  cognac  with  Tom  Parry,  our 
man  in  Hollywood.  Tom,  who  at  that  mo- 
ment was  "between  deals,"  (everyone  in 
Hollywood  being  either  between  deals,  do- 
ing deals,  or  doing  lunch  —  sometimes  all 
three  at  once)  regaled  me  with  tales  of  mo- 
vie deals  past,  particularly  the  launching  of 
the  box-office  hit  Airplane!.  Fun  fact  to 
know:  executive  producer  Parry  test- 
screened  the  film  before  a  Harvard  audi- 
ence, then  tailored  the  final  cut  to  their  reac- 
tions. And  you  thought  Hollywood  produc- 
ers were  all  a  bunch  of  lowbrow,  anti-Ivy 
League  reactionaries.  Imagine  if  he'd 
screened  Airplane!  for  a  Friday  night  flicks 
crowd  at  PA  .... 

One  month  later,  Alex  Harris  traveled 
north  from  Duke  University  to  deliver  a  lec- 
ture on  South  African  photography  at  Fitch- 
burg  State  College.  Alex  and  his  wife,  Mar- 
garet, coordinated  publication  of  The 
Cordoned  Heart,  a  remarkable  book  by  black 
South  African  photographers.  He  and  I 
breakfasted  the  next  day  in  Cambridge,  dur- 
ing which  Alex  supplied  more  details  on 
Duke's  Center  for  Documentry  Studies, 
which  he  runs.  "It's  not  only  a  center  for 
documentary  photography,"  he  explained," 
but  a  resource  center  for  all  sorts  of  docu- 
mentary studies.  I  like  to  think  it's  a  unique 
institution."  Under  Alex's  direction  it  surely 
will  be,  and  I  look  forward  to  seeing  it  in 
person  soon. 

Nothing  else  in  the  mail  bag,  but  as  we 
go  to  press  this  May  day,  allow  me  to  re- 
quest a  moment  of  silence  for  Peter  Evans 
'68  (see  obituary  at  beginning  of  Class 
Notes).  Peter's  extraordinary  talents  as  an 
actor  —  and  his  singular  gifts  as  a  human 
being  —  enriched  the  lives  of  all  who  knew 
him  at  PA,  classmate  or  not.  I  had  the  treat 
of  seeing  Peter  on  the  New  York  stage  twice 
in  the  late  70s,  and  each  experience  was  a 
memorable  one.  Ave  atque  vale,  old  friend. 
Today  our  flag  flies  at  half-staff. 


67 

ABBOT 


Diana  Bonnifield  Jillie 
10300  Phar  Lap  Dr. 
Cupertino,  CA  95014 


Well,  here  we  are  again,  baby  boomers.  You 
have  been  such  fine  communicators  .  . . 

Laurian  Cannon  and  I  have  been  at- 
tempting to  get  together  "to  compare  lines," 
in  between  her  Orient-bound  flights  "where 
all  big  business  is  these  days."  Laurian  sees 
Roman  Buhler,  PA  '67,  who  is  a  political 
consultant  in  LA.  She  had  a  blast  in  DC 
with  Mitsy  Major  at  the  1/89  inauguration. 


Laurian  raved  about  Mitsy's  two  gorgeous 
kids,  golden  retriever,  and  attorney  hus- 
band with  DC.  connections:  Jeffrey's  office 
overlooked  the  reviewing  stand,  and  the 
President's  swearing-in  was  clear  as  day. 
Laurian  remarked,  "Mitsy  looks  identical, 
hasn't  gained  an  ounce!" 

Candace  Howes  writes  that  she  is  quit- 
ting UAW  in  October  and  going  to  Rutgers 
to  do  a  postdoc  and  write  a  book  on  the  dan- 
gers of  foreign  direct  investment  in  the  auto 
industry.  She  says  her  book  will  be  very  pro- 
tectionist and  prove  beyond  a  shadow  of  a 
doubt  that  the  current  trade  policy  is  detri- 
mental to  the  US  manufacturing  sector.  Can- 
dace  is  looking  forward  to  life  on  the  perim- 
eter of  NYC  "after  five  disheartening  years 
of  Detroit." 

Tilly  Lavenas  Shields  in  Tucson  sent 
news  for  the  first  time  in  over  twenty  years, 
saying  she's  been  married  twelve  years  to  a 
man  who  runs  a  family-owned  ranch  and 
guest  house.  Tilly  herself  opened  in  1983  a 
classy  resort  for  vacationing  yuppies'  pets. 
She's  planning  on  making  it  into  a  franchise! 
Her  "children"  are  rescued  dogs,  cats,  hors- 
es, and  burros  for  whom  she  is  an  animal 
rights  activist,  and  has  written  many  journal 
articles.  Tilly  is  hosting  Alice  Robertson 
Brown  and  Steve  Brown  (PA  '67)  and  the 
photo  she  sent  depicts  the  three  of  them 
joining  hands  in  pursuit  of  their  animal 
rights  cause.  Holly  Washburn  Matisis  sent 
exciting  news  from  Dedham,  Mass.  She  has 
been  steeped  in  mothering  her  three  very 
young  children:  two  boys  ages  2  and  4,  and 
a  baby  girl  born  in  April.  During  all  this 
Holly  completed  a  master's  in  counseling 
psychology  and  worked  in  a  crisis  interven- 
tion center  for  DMH.  The  family  is  now 
spending  a  year  in  Israel,  her  husband 
Zack's  native  country.  Zack  is  a  computer 
hardware  design  engineer.  Holly  sounds 
very  upbeat  and  robust. 

As  for  yours  truly,  I've  undergone  two 
major  changes  in  my  40th  year  on  this  plan- 
et: a  hysterectomy  and  a  career  decision  to 
go  part  time.  I  now  feel  like  a  new  woman, 
glad  to  be  free  of  the  organ  and  its  voluptu- 
ous fibroids  (I  only  wish  we  had  known 
about  it  three  years  ago,  when  my  man  went 
through  his  vasectomy!)  The  part-time  move 
is  a  big  one  for  me,  having  been  so  career- 
intensive  all  my  life.  Case  in  point:  I  took  off 
from  work  only  three  weeks  to  have  a  baby. 
Ten  years  have  since  come  and  gone,  and 
quality  of  life  issues  are  now  looming.  Our 
children  grow  so  fast,  and  they  need  us  now 
more  than  ever. 

You  may  now  feel  free  to  phone  me  with 
vour  news  (publishable  or  not):  (408)  996- 
3128  (home)  or  (408)  447-0271  (business/ 
Voice  Mail).  Our  next  deadline  is  10  Septem- 
ber, so  hope  you  have  something  to  share 
before  then.  I  can  now  send  it  to  Andover 
via  FAX.  Call  and  leave  a  message;  I  prom- 
ise I  will  get  back  to  you.  Call  me.  Indulge 
an  impulse! 


68 


PHILLIPS 


George  Wolf 
440  Fern  Street 
New  Orleans,  LA  70118 


Best  wishes  from  the  Haiti  of  the  U.S. 
and  speaking  of  the  notorious: 


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John  Barclay  got  married  last  29  October 
to  Wendy  Hall.  Son  Amos,  13,  served  as  best 
man  and  daughter  Alice,  7,  as  bridesmaid. 
Caleb  Warren  and  Peter  Evans  can  both 
swear  it  happened,  having  witnessed  it.  John 
and  Wendy  are  in  advertising  in  Winston- 
Salem.  Congratulations  to  them!  John  Bucha- 
nan has  four  sons  as  of  the  arrival  of  twins, 
Luke  and  Will.  They  join  Grier,  5,  and  Ben,  4. 
Who's  the  good  woman,  John?  Jeff  Hansen 
has  been  located  in  Birmingham;  he's  a  re- 
porter for  the  Birmingham  News.  Bruce  Hear- 
ey  has  been  "basking  in  the  glow  of  the 
Cleveland  Cavaliers'  NBA  success";  his  firm 
has  represented  the  Cavs  since  1983.  Condo- 
lences, Bruce,  and  best  of  luck  for  1990.  John 
Kelsey  is  in  Toledo  marketing  flat  glass 
products  for  LOF  Glass.  "The  only  swim- 
ming I  do  now  is  when  I  fall  off  a  sail  board. 
Mostly  ride  horses  —  dressage  and  hunters." 
But  the  guitar,  John  —  are  you  still  playing? 
Ted  Kohler  has  a  new  residence  in  Seattle, 
and  is  now  working  at  the  VA  hospital;  says 
he  is  balding.  He  and  his  wife  have  a  boy 
and  a  girl.  Hey,  Ted,  forget  the  hair.  Can  you 
play  at  the  25th  or  not? 

Alright,  look,  you  can  have  another  region- 
al tour.  So  many  wrote  in  (over  100  including 
members  of  Old  Guard  classes  nobody  knew 
still  had  members)  demanding  to  know  who 
from  our  class  lives  in  San  Francisco,  that  the 
list  can  no  longer  be  avoided.  Mark  Allen  is 
there.  So  is  Ted  Chapin,  an  architect  for  Rob- 
inson Mills  &  Williams.  So  are  Frank  Currie 
and  Davis  Everett.  Don  Ganem  is  in  the 
Dept.  of  Microbiology  at  the  U.C.  Medical 
Center.  Remember  Ike  Lasater?  Dana 
Lynch?  Brian  O'Dea?  Dick  Spalding?  Well, 
they're  all  in  S.F. 

Juan  Segarra  Palmer  was  convicted  of 
robbery,  conspiracy  and  transportation  of 
stolen  money  in  the  case  of  the  $7.1  million 
robbery  of  the  Wells  Fargo  depot  in  W. 
Hartford  in  1983;  he  was  found  innocent  on 
four  weapons  charges  (Neiv  York  Times,  11 
April).  He  was  facing  up  to  150  years  in  pris- 
on had  he  been  convicted  on  all  counts.  Juan 
said  that  he  knew  about  the  robbery  before- 
hand and  received  the  stolen  money  to  fi- 
nance the  activities  of  Los  Macheteros,  a  Puer- 
to Rican  nationalist  group.  But  he  said  he 
did  not  help  plan  or  execute  the  robbery  it- 
self, as  the  government  charged. 

It  is  with  profound  sadness  and  regret 
that  I  report  the  death  of  Peter  Evans  on  20 
May  1989.  A  tribute  to  Peter,  written  by  Jo- 
seph P.  Kahn  '67,  appears  in  the  death  notic- 
es. The  class  wishes  to  express  its  deepest 
sympathy  to  his  mother  and  father,  Dud  lev 
and  Caroline;  his  brother  John,  PA  '65;  and 
his  sister  Elizabeth  '74. 


C  Can/  Cleaver 

312  Mimosa  Drive 
ABBOT  Decatur,  GA  30030 

Elizabeth  (Betsy)  Handy  McCormack  sends 
word:  "Still  in  New  Jersey  after  ten  years! 
Hard  to  believe.  Billy,  10,  Sarah,  8,  and  our 
6-month-old  (65  lbs.)  lab  puppy,  "Fat  Al- 
bert," are  keeping  me  busy.  We  finally 
helped  my  longing  for  New  England  by 
buying  a  house  in  Duxbury,  Mass.,  where  I 
spend  the  summer." 

Not  a  peep  from  the  rest  of  you.  Here's 


the  deal:  when  this  issue  arrives  at  your 
house,  the  deadline  for  submitting  news  for 
the  next  issue  will  be  only  weeks  away. 
Write.  Call.  If  I  don't  hear  from  you,  I  will 
use  this  space  to  describe  the  slides  from  my 
last  vacation. 

More  sad  news  on  the  PA  side:  another 
enormously  talented  friend  has  been  taken. 
Peter,  we  mourn  the  loss  of  you. 


fLQ  Hugh  Kelleher 

0:7  65  Norfolk  St. 

PHILLIPS  Cambridge,  MA  02139 

John  Clark  did  his  part  in  making  the  20th 
reunion  of  the  class  of  '69  the  memorable 
weekend  that  it  was.  John,  who  works  for  a 
newspaper  on  Cape  Cod,  called  D.C  attor- 
ney Jamie  Kaplan  and  asked  him  what  it 
would  take  to  get  him  back  to  Andover  for 
the  20th.  Jamie  said  he'd  come  if  Chris  Har- 
dy and  Craig  Weston  would  be  there.  John 
sent  back  a  list  of  those  planning  to  attend, 
and  lo  and  behold,  both  Craig  and  Chris 
were  on  the  list.  Jamie  and  his  wife  arrived  at 
PA  on  the  9th  of  June,  only  to  discover  that 
John  had  taken  a  newspaperman's  liberty 
and  put  together  what  you  might  call  a  fabri- 
cated list.  The  memorable  Hardy  and  Weston 
were  among  the  missing  —  and  they  were  in- 
deed missed,  like  so  many  others.  But  Jamie 
confessed  that  he  found  himself  pleased  to 
have  been  lured  back  to  the  Hill,  even  if  by  a 
bit  of  editorial  privilege.  In  addition  to  his  le- 
gal work  in  downtown  D.C,  Jamie  served  on 
the  staff  of  the  Senate's  Iran-Contra  investi- 
gation. Howie  Murphy,  science  instructor  at 
both  the  high  school  and  college  levels  in 
New  Hampshire,  had  agreed  to  assist  Nate 
"Still  Tall"  Cartmell  in  organizing  our  next 
go-round  at  the  25th. 

Those  who  made  the  journey  this  time  to 
Massachusetts  were  met  by  many  dozens  of 
blasts  from  the  past.  They  were  warm,  amia- 
ble blasts,  [f  the  late-night  (and,  in  some  cas- 
es, all-night)  chats  and  rambles  were  any  in- 
dication, people  were  awfully  glad  to  see 
each  other.  Steve  White  from  San  Francisco 
was  there,  as  was  Peter  Olney,  with  his  wife 
and  new  baby.  My  old  roommate,  Larry 
Gelb,  flew  in  from  Sweden,  where  he  had 
been  visiting  his  wife's  family.  Larry  is  now 
the  health  services  director  for  a  California 
company  that  is  handling  a  multi-billion  dol- 
lar contract  providing  medical  services  to 
military  pesonnel  and  families.  Dr.  Johnson 
Lightfoote  has  opened  a  second  high-tech  di- 
agnostic testing  operation  in  California.  Pat 
Mahoney,  after  travelling  the  world  as  a 
lighting  man  for  folks  like  the  Beach  Boys 
and  Bob  Dylan,  flew  in  from  LA  where  he's 
now  working  in  TV  lighting.  Businessman 
Brad  Rollings  arrived  from  Tucson  with  his 
golf  clubs,  and  I  think  he  managed  on  Sun- 
day to  head  off  with  Rob  Gardner  and  a 
couple  of  others  to  drive  the  balls  down  fair- 
ways somewhere.  Brad  was  in  good  compa- 
ny, since  Rob  is  now  a  PGA  pro  who  runs  a 
club  in  Bar  Harbor  in  the  summers,  and  who 
spends  the  winters  at  a  club  in  Naples,  Flori- 
da. How  impressive  so  many  of  these  people 
seemed!  Rob  just  plain  looked  like  a  golf  pro, 
and  has  a  grace  and  wit  which  made  being 
with  him  one  of  the  many  pleasures  of  the 
weekend. 

Banker  Brad  Wagoner  and  his  wife  were 
up  from  Dallas,  and  businessman  John 


Knapp  brought  along  more  Lone  Star  charm. 
Dr.  Ken  Gilligan  arrived  from  South  Caroli- 
na, and  another  emergency  room  person,  Dr. 
Irv  Heifitz,  sped  in  and  out  on  his  way  to  his 
job  heading  up  the  emergency  services  at 
UMass  Medical  in  Worcester.  John  Hosken's 
wife,  Nancy,  a  nurse,  tells  me  that  Irv  has  de- 
veloped a  major  reputation  in  his  field.  John 
himself  is  busy  developing  a  property  he 
owns  in  Boston's  south  end,  a  site  where  for 
years  he  has  operated  one  of  Boston's  better- 
known  auto  repair  garages.  He's  also  getting 
into  the  computer  business.  That's  an  activity 
very  familiar  to  Ben  Gruber,  who  recently 
took  a  job  handling  computer  operations  for 
a  financial  firm  in  downtown  Boston.  Rick 
Lux  is  also  in  the  high  tech  field  —  working 
for  Xerox  in  upstate  New  York. 

Landscape  architect  Brendan  Doyle  from 
D.C.  was  in  attendance,  and  he  was  one  of 
the  dozen  or  so  folks  who  have  generously 
agreed  to  assist  our  new  head  class  agent, 
Art  Oiler,  who  will  soon  be  moving  from 
California  to  the  East  Coast.  Vermonter 
Mark  Snelling,  another  co-agent,  won  the 
award  for  "Most  Recently  Married."  Mark 
and  his  wife  tied  the  knot  the  weekend  be- 
fore the  reunion.  Mark  runs  a  large  ski  rack 
business,  and  is  also  busily  involved  in  a  va- 
riety of  Vermont  commissions,  including 
one  which  is  working  on  housing  issues. 

Another  lover  of  the  outdoors,  Lock  Mill- 
er, is  the  chairman  of  Marmot,  a  major  man- 
ufacturer of  sleeping  bags  and  outdoor  gear. 
Marmot  produces  90  percent  of  the  world's 
supply  of  down  Gore-Tox  bags.  Tim  Moo- 
ney  and  his  wife  arrived  with  a  newborn. 
Tim  is  an  international  consultant  based  in 
D.C.  Also  in  from  the  capital  was  National 
Public  Radio's  Alex  van  Oss,  whose  visits  to 
Boston  are  always  a  pleasure  for  me.  Larry 
Uhl  still  has  the  best  laugh  in  investment 
banking,  and  is  a  managing  director  for  Mer- 
rill Lynch  in  LA.  Fred  Adair  was  there,  lithe 
as  ever,  and  obviously  prospering  in  his 
management  consulting  business.  Our  Brit- 
ish representatives  included  financiers  Todd 
O'Donnell  and  Jim  Cunningham,  both  of 
whom  looked  terrific.  Carl  Williams  and  his 
wife  keep  busy  in  Seattle  and  Portland  run- 
ning a  maternity  clothing  operation.  Bob 
Blood  and  Bill  Holland  stopped  by,  but  I 
never  caught  up  with  them.  Peter  Samson 
arrived  from  Pennsylvania  with  a  wide  smile 
and  a  brood  of  young  Samsons.  Art  Tuttle, 
who  is  working  on  agricultural  issues  at 
UMass.,  arrived  with  a  beautiful  daughter. 
Peter  Hawkins  and  his  family  were  there  — 
a  follow-up,  perhaps,  from  Peter's  recent 
starring  role  in  the  alumni-faculty  baseball 
game  in  which  he  pitched  two  scoreless  inn- 
nings  and  struck  out  five.  And  a  particular 
pleasure  was  seeing  my  old  friend  Tom  Al- 
len whose  thoughtful  words  will  stick  with 
me  for  a  long  time,  just  as  they  have  in  the 
past.  Jim  Kelsey,  with  whom  I  spent  too  lit- 
tle time  over  the  weekend,  works  in  account- 
ing in  New  York.  Rob  Reynolds  came  up 
from  Cape  Cod,  where  he  works  in  oceanog- 
raphy and  seems  to  find  a  special  satisfaction 
in  that  pursuit.  Bill  Schink,  a  genuine  class 
loyalist  and  steady  hand  in  the  fund-raising 
field,  is  busy  putting  together  financial  deals 
in  the  entertainment  industry.  Dave  Sedg- 
wick is  active  as  a  psychotherapist  in  Virgin- 
ia, and  spends  part  of  his  time  working  >il 
UVA.  Steve  Sullivan  is  doing  extremely  in- 
teresting architectural  work  from  his  base  in 
Seattle.  His  single-family  homes  are  develop- 
ing a  special  reputation,  so  much  so  that  he  is 


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now  designing  homes  on  both  coasts.  John 
Malick,  also  an  architect,  is  involved  in  a  va- 
riety of  large  projects  both  in  California  and 
the  Orient.  Lawyer  Sid  Stern  came  up  from 
the  Carolinas,  and  I  hope  it  will  not  be  long 
until  this  charming  and  intelligent  man 
throws  his  hat  into  the  political  ring.  Perhaps 
he  got  some  ideas  on  this  possibility  while 
chatting  with  Jim  Shannon,  our  state's  attor- 
ney general. 

Another  local  handling  legal  work  is 
Dave  Tibbetts,  who  works  in  the  state's  En- 
ergy Office.  I  saw  Dave,  I  saw  his  name  tag, 
and  I  saw  a  man  exuding  the  brightness  of 
someone  doing  good  work  in  the  world. 

I  saw  the  same  thing  again  and  again  over 
the  weekend  —  in  Iowa  herb  grower  and 
businessman,  Rick  Stewart,  whose  words  at 
the  Saturday  night  dinner  touched  us  and 
made  us  laugh.  I  saw  it  in  San  Franciscan 
John  Tammen,  who  develops  programs  for 
the  construction  industry.  And  I  saw  it  in 
Kim  Singleton  of  Indiana,  with  whom  I 
hardly  spoke,  but  whose  presence  was  there 
to  be  felt.  Tom  Sperry,  New  York  investment 
banker,  arrived  with  his  wife  on  Saturday  af- 
ternoon, and  you  could  feel  that  people  were 
glad  to  see  him  come  through  the  door. 

Those  who  were,  well,  bigger  —  or  who 
had  a  little  less  hair  —  seemed  at  the  same 
time  to  have  developed  a  certain  stature. 
Then  there  were  the  guys  who  had,  well, 
thinned  down  and  came  just  plain  looking 
good,  looking  bright.  Lawyer  Bob  Corcoran 
who  has  his  own  law  firm  on  Boston's  Bea- 
con Street,  for  instance.  Yale  economist  John 
Strass  and  his  family  were  a  delight,  and  it 
is  California's  gain  that  John  will  soon  be 
working  at  the  Rand  Corporation. 

The  Willie  Washington  family  was  there, 
and  Willie  is  obviously  pleased  with  his  legal 
work  at  Boston's  esteemed  Choate,  Hall  and 
Stuart.  Another  busy  local  is  Bank  of  Boston 
VP  Jim  Hearty,  whom  I  run  into  not  only  at 
reunions,  but  also  at  Crane's  Beach.  Thomas 
Costagliola  was  a  terrific  dinner  companion 
on  Saturday  evening,  even  if  we  never  did 
get  it  together  to  be  roommates  in  college. 
Thomas  has  been  big  in  the  news  lately  for 
his  work  as  a  developer  here  in  Greater  Bos- 
ton. Bruen  Tucker  is  living  nearby,  but  he 
and  his  family  will  soon  be  returning  to 
France,  where  for  years  he  has  been  handling 
tax  matters  for  a  variety  of  U.S.  and  French 
clients.  Jim  Farnam,  who  looks  exactly  the 
same,  is  getting  set  to  develop  artist  housing 
in  New  Haven,  and  Scott  Dalrymple  keeps 
busy  with  his  carpentry  business.  Peter  Ku- 
nen,  after  a  career  as  a  legal  aid  lawyer  in 
Kentucky,  is  back  in  Mass.  running  a  law 
practice.  Salem,  Mass.,  lawyer  Jim  Volker 
and  his  wife  arrived  bearing  evidence  that 
another  Volker  would  soon  appear.  And  the 
award  for  "Farthest  Travelled"  went,  without 
dispute,  to  businessman  Paul  Tittmann,  who 
flew  from  Taiwan.  Paul  has  become  one  of 
our  most  reliable  and  amiable  correspon- 
dents, and  I  hope  he  keeps  it  up. 

Undoubtedly  I  have  overlooked  someone, 
or  missed  the  mark  in  some  details.  If  I  have, 
let  me  know.  One  thing  reunions  remind  me 
is  that  people  do  indeed  want  to  stay  in  touch 
—  or  at  least  enough  of  us  do  so  that  every 
now  and  then  we  pick  up  the  phone,  and  eve- 
ry five  years  some  of  us  even  buy  expensive 
plane  tickets.  I  was  impressed  again  by  the 
Abbot  women  who  shared  the  weekend  with 
us,  and  who  proved  yet  again  that  the  mixing 
of  the  sexes  on  Andover  Hill  is  something  to 
be  thankful  for.  Dale  Woods  Dingledine 


made  my  job  not  only  easy,  but  a  genuine 
pleasure. 

Thanks,  too,  to  Vic  Henningsen  who,  in 
less  than  twenty-five  years,  has  managed  to 
move  from  our  humble  junior-year  digs  in 
Rockwell,  to  the  dean's  residence  of  Flagstaff 
Cluster.  Vic  and  his  wife,  Susan  McCaslin, 
hosted  our  brunch  on  Sunday,  an  event 
which  put  a  fine  closing  touch  on  the  week- 
end. 

I  left  Andover  early  that  afternoon  with 
some  strong  feelings  for  all  the  good  people 
we  were  so  fortunate  to  encounter  two  dec- 
ades back.  I  left  with  a  feeling  of  affection 
for  all  who  were  there  this  June,  and  with 
thoughts  for  those  who  weren't.  Let's  face 
it,  we  seem  to  have  become  a  decent  bunch 
after  all.  In  a  world  where  we  all  have  our 
ups  and  downs,  and  where  "community"  is 
often  a  distant  ideal  that  the  age  does  not 
nurture,  it  is  a  great  uplift  to  discover  that 
your  friends  are  still  your  friends. 

Let's  stay  in  touch. 


f.Q  Dale  Woods  Dingledine 

U:7  25  Aldridge  Drive 

ABBOT  Greenville,  SC  29607 

So  many  people,  so  little  time,  so  much  talk- 
ing. That's  how  I  remember  that  whirlwind 
called  Reunion  Weekend.  Though  it  rained 
Friday  and  part  of  Saturday,  it  didn't  damp- 
en excitement  at  seeing  each  other  again. 
Memories  of  the  weekend  are  still  a  blur,  but 
they  include  freezing  nights,  name  tags  with 
photocopied  yearbook  pictures,  t-shirts  with 
Abbot  and  Andover  seals,  Jessie's  amusing 
and  poignant  poem  of  A  A/ PA  relations  at 
Saturday  dinner,  and  flashes  of  conversa- 
tions with  Faith  Howland  (Kaiser),  Susan 
Lloyd,  and  Shirley  Ritchie.  The  weekend 
was  a  balance  of  contrasts — rain  and  sun;  the 
informality  of  Friday  night  drinks  and  din- 
ner in  the  Cage  and  the  dressier  Saturday 
night  dinner  in  commons;  having  planned 
activities  of  meals,  parties,  and  meetings  in 
addition  to  the  free  time  Saturday  afternoon 
to  walk  to  Abbot  or  town,  read  a  paper,  go  to 
a  lecture,  or  take  a  nap;  having  activities 
jointly  with  our  Andover  counterparts  as 
well  as  "just  Abbot"  events  such  as  the  Ab- 
bot Tea  and  our  class  brunch  at  Shiela 
Prout-Accomando's  home  Sunday  morning. 
The  Abbot  Tea,  held  at  lovely  Newman 


House,  provided  an  opportunity  for  all  Ab- 
bot alumnae  to  gather.  The  tea,  with  all  the 
silver  accoutrements  and  "the  best  cookies 
and  cakes"  and  "was  so  like  Abbot,"  accord- 
ing to  Anne  Dillard.  During  the  tea,  Lainie 
Finbury  (AA  '68),  an  historic  preservation- 
ist, presented  the  plans  for  the  renovation  of 
the  Abbot  campus. 

On  Sunday  there  were  separate  AA  and 
PA  brunches.  Though  we  enjoyed  our  com- 
bined activities,  it  was  still  an  important  ele- 
ment to  be  able  to  "just  be  ourselves"  in  the 
comfort  of  Shiela  Prout-Accomando's  home. 
There  was  plenty  of  room  for  children  to 
run  and  for  the  rest  of  us  to  just  relax.  Shie- 
la herself  has  a  wit  that  never  stops  and  we 
were  all  kept  laughing  by  her  humor.  We 
had  a  great  time  reminiscing  about  house 
mothers,  dragon  teachers,  and  adolescent 
practical  jokes. 

Classmates  who  attended  the  reunion  in- 
clude Carol  Nimick  and  Annie  Dillard  from 
California.  Carol  lives  in  the  Sierra  Mts.,  be- 
tween Sacramento  and  Tahoe,  teaching  and 
school  administrating.  Summers  are  spent 
on  Mt.  Desert  Island  in  Maine  where  she 
works  for  the  parks  department.  Annie,  who 
lives  with  her  family  in  Glendale,  told  us  of 
her  "underground  network"  of  Abbot 
friends  including  Nancy  Steele,  Ann  Al- 
drich,  Marianne  Gerschel,  Stephanie  Ross, 
Maggie  Beal,  and  Diane  Best.  Marilyn  Dow 
has  recently  talked  to  Frankie  Hoff  and  Julie 
Stichnoth  Truelove.  Julie  has  suspended  her 
CPA  practice  temporarily  to  tend  to  her  two 
children.  Mary  Stewart  Owczarek  came  in 
from  Cincinnati  where  she's  been  for  the  past 
two  years.  Mary  definitely  likes  it  better  than 
her  days  in  Dallas.  Her  kids  are  now  ten  and 
seven.  Another  mid-westerner  is  Jessie 
Leuenberger  Butler  who  hasn't  changed  an 
iota.  Jessie's  boys  are  now  12,  10  and  7  and 
she  also  has  a  two-year-old  daughter.  She 
has  been  in  touch  with  Margaret  Gay  Laven- 
der who  also  lives  in  Winnetka  with  her  hus- 
band and  son,  and  works  in  banking.  From 
the  south  came  Sandy  Waugh  Winans,  Ali- 
son Nourse-Miller,  Carolyn  Cain  Ware, 
Gali  Hagel,  Stephanie  Ross,  and  myself. 
Sandy  and  family  recently  moved  to  Vienna, 
Va.  after  many  years  in  Huntsville,  Ala.  She 
says  that  they  are  enjoying  the  Washington 
area.  Pictures  of  her  boys,  Sam,  5  and  Tom, 
3,  show  two  platinum  haired  kids.  Alison, 
the  mother  of  Benjamin,  age  6,  and  Matthew, 
age  3,  is  an  elementary  school  principal  at 
Featherstone  Elementary  in  Woodbridge,  Va. 


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Carolyn  Cain  Ware  lives  in  the  historic  dis- 
trict of  Norfolk,  Va.,  and  enjoys  various  busi- 
ness trips  with  her  husband.  The  latest  was 
skiing  in  the  Canadian  Rockies  and  staying 
at  the  Banff  Conference  Center.  Carolyn's 
been  in  touch  with  Bobbie  Bitner  who  is  go- 
ing back  to  school  for  a  graduate  degree. 
She's  been  counseling  children.  Cathy  Viele 
has  also  been  in  touch  with  Carolyn  and 
lives  on  an  island  off  the  coast  of  Maine. 
From  Atlanta,  (Hot-lanta,  right  Hagel?) 
came  Gali  Hagel  who  has  an  amazing  job 
with  BellSouth  International.  Gali  recently 
returned  from  India  where  she  had  been 
sent  on  business.  Before  that,  it  was  Hong 
Kong.  Stephie  Ross,  married  and  living  in 
D.C.,  works  in  the  employee  benefits  field. 
She  and  Carolyn  recently  got  together  in 
Norfolk.  Deborah  Marum  Pressman  came 
up  from  Philadelphia  with  husband  Arthur 
and  their  four-and-one-half  year  old  son. 
Debbie  is  an  internist  and  loves  to  garden  in 
her  spare  time.  Also  from  Pa.  is  Jennifer 
van  Anda  Smith,  a  pharmacologist  with  two 
kids.  In  addition,  she  keeps  a  hive  of  bees 
and  is  about  to  buy  a  horse  "to  support  my 
habit  of  riding."  Wendy  Ewald  had  just  re- 
turned from  India  where  she  was  working 
on  a  new  photography  book.  Jennifer  Ce- 
cere  has  been  active  with  art  shows  as  well 
as  working  as  a  para-legal  on  a  commission 
dealing  with  ethics  in  government.  I  saw 
Susie  Cohen  and  Carol  Loebel  Kinzler 
briefly  at  the  Abbot  Tea,  but  didn't  get  to 
talk.  Peggy  Howes  and  Janie  Heifitz  also 
breezed  in  Saturday.  Peg  lives  in  Cam- 
bridge, N.Y.  with  her  husband  and  teaches 
in  a  school  in  North  Bennington,  Vt.  Heifitz 
lives  in  Lexington  and  works  at  WGBH-TV, 
Boston's  PBS  station,  as  business  manager  of 
a  children's  series.  Lindsay  Whitcomb  and 
her  husband  are  developing  a  1000-acre  tract 
of  land  in  Duchess  Co.,  N.Y.,  as  a  "New  Eng- 
land" village  with  a  center  for  the  perform- 
ing arts.  Beth  Samel  Fried  came  for  dinner 
Friday  with  her  family.  Madelon  Curtis 
Finnegan  is  still  living  in  North  Andover 
with  Marty  and  a  dalmatian  named  "Coach." 
She  is  currently  performing  in  West  Side  Sto- 
ry at  the  American  Stage  Festival  in  Milford, 
N.H.,  and  will  be  in  LA  for  awhile  teaching 
dance,  choreographing,  and  performing 
around  New  England.  Madelon  also  set  the 
record  straight  that  she  has  never  been  a 
waitress  nor  is  she  starving  as  was  related  in 
the  last  Bulletin.  From  Maine,  came  Sara 
Gray  Stockwell  and  Barb  Allen.  Sara  has 
retired  from  teaching  and  is  now  busy  rais- 
ing a  family  and  horses  while  she -tries  to  de- 
cide what  she  wants  to  be  when  she  grows 
up.  Sons  Carl  and  Quentin  are  9  and  1 1 
Barb  Allen  is  living  in  scenic  Belgrade,  Me., 
in  a  house  they  built  last  year  on  Salmon 
Lake.  She  is  working  as  executive  director 
of  a  statewide  consortium  of  public  and  pri- 
vate colleges  and  universities.  Barb  and 
Lenny  enjoy  sailing  the  coast  of  Maine  in 
their  boats  "Water  Music"  and  "Toy  Boat." 
Both  are  starting  a  lake  association  to  pre- 
serve water  quality  and  control  develop- 
ment. 

That's  it.  Thanks  to  all  who  helped,  espe- 
cially Shiela  and  Marilyn.  Shiela,  Stephie 
Ross,  and  Carol  Nimick  will  be  the  new 
class  agents  and  Gali  Hagel  will  serve  as 
Non-Sibi  agent.  I'm  going  to  continue  as 
secretary  and  have  been  drafted  as  chair- 
person for  our  next  reunion.  Thank  you  la- 
dies for  your  confidence.  It  means  a  lot.  It 
was  a  great  weekend. 


n^-l  Dorothy  Streett 

y±  Rte.l,  Box  2120 

ABBOT  Bozvdoinham,  ME  04008 

I  have  deduced  that  as  a  group  we  have 
managed  to  develop  nice  families.  We  have 
cordial  mothers,  genial  husbands,  gregari- 
ous children.  I  base  my  conclusion  on  the 
number  of  these  relatives  with  whom  I 
spoke  in  the  absence  of  the  actual  classmate 
in  my  relentless  quest  for  news.  (We  are  all 
very  busy,  too.  No  one  was  ever  at  home.) 
Lucy  Viele,  for  example,  has  a  very  nice 
mother  in  York,  Maine.  I  inadvertently 
called  her  in  an  attempt  to  reach  Lucy,  who 
also  lives  in  York  where  she  has  been  for  the 
past  seven  years.  In  that  time,  she's  pursued 
extended  travel,  both  foreign  and  domestic, 
and  expects  to  follow  an  interest  in  massage 
therapy  next  fall.  Debra  Pope  Chadwick 
also  has  a  nice  mother  in  Ocean  Isle  Beach, 
North  Carolina,  with  whom  I  spoke  in  pur- 
suit of  Debbie,  who  lives  there,  too.  I  felt 
lucky  to  be  able  to  contact  her  as  she  is  gear- 
ing up  for  another  busy  season  with  her  tee 
shirt  and  ladies  clothing  shops  in  the  resort 
community  where  she  lives  with  her  two 
daughters,  Chasen,  8,  and  Jessica,  6.  Debbie 
remarried  in  October,  1987,  to  Dale  Chad- 
wick who  is  a  resort  sales  director.  She  had  a 
card  from  Stacy  Milton  last  winter,  report- 
ing that  Stacy,  who  completed  architecture 
school,  has  also  remarried  to  Ron  Leal;  they 
live  in  Tampa  where  they  have  an  unlisted 
phone  number,  which  foiled  my  efforts  at 
reaching  Stacy.  Sue  Pitts  has  a  very  genial 
husband  named  Jim  Dykstra  who  chatted 
with  me  while  Sue  was  out  at  a  business  din- 
ner in  Washington,  D.C.  Since  I  was  unable 
to  reach  her  at  home,  I  tried  her  at  work  the 
next  day,  but  she  was  out  of  the  office.  My, 
but  we're  a  busy  group.  Also  not  at  home, 
but  with  a  very  genial  husband,  was  Lillian 
Coolidge  Boyer.  Kim  Boyer  said  that  both 
he  and  Lillian  had  "finished  all  their  de- 
grees" (hers  in  graphic  design,  and  his  in  op- 
tometry) and  are  contemplating  a  move 
from  Manchester,  N.H.,  to  Portsmouth.  In 
the  meantime,  Lillian  continues  to  work  for 
Digital  with  her  free-lance  graphic  design 
business  on  the  side. 

Best  Children's  Telephone  Manners 
Award  goes  to  Christina,  8,  daughter  of 
Cynthia  Lund  of  Somerset,  Wisconsin.  1 
had  the  pleasure  of  speaking  with  Christina 
twice  in  attempting  to  find  Cindy  whose 
myriad  interests  have  kept  her  nearly  fran- 
tic of  late.  Like  Lucy,  Cindy  is  also  develop- 
ing a  massage  therapy  practice.  (I  heard 
through  the  grape  vine  that  Jackie  Tatel- 
man  is  also  a  massage  therapist,  but  this  is 
unconfirmed  as  the  home  information  I 
have  on  her  is  clearly  archaic.) 

In  response  to  last  column's  plea  for  ad- 
vice on  how  to  have  it  all,  I  received  a  very 
witty,  yet  sage  counsel  from  Alison  Glusha 
Squires,  who  recommends  that  the  best 
strategy  is  to  "let  the  dust  bunnies  multi- 
ply" and  just  enjoy  it.  Alison  has  plenty  of 
balls  to  keep  in  the  air  in  her  new  job  in 
high  tech  sales,  in  her  role  as  mother  of  Na- 
than, 2,  and  in  living  in  an  old  home  in  a 
constant  state  of  renovation  by  her  carpen- 
ter husband,  Sam.  She's  right,  of  course, 
about  the  dust  bunnies.  Theoretically,  it's 
quite  possible  to  overcome  the  guilt  of  im- 
perfection. As  1  become  increasingly  aware 
that  life  no  longer  stretches  out  infinitely 
before  me,  I  understand  the  necessity  lot 


getting  on  with  it.  To  paraphrase  Cindy,  this 
is  life,  not  a  dress  rehearsal.  So  on  with  the 
show. 


70  Walter  L.  Maronci/,  jr. 

'  41  Parkdale  Street 

PHILLIPS  Somerville,  MA  02143 

On  my  last  day  in  college,  something  odd 
happened.  I  was  packing  my  room  to  move 
to  New  York  when  I  glanced  out  the  win- 
dow and  saw  two  women  climbing  the  fence 
into  my  neighbor's  yard.  As  I  watched,  they 
undressed,  slid  into  the  untended  swimming 
pool  and  swam  twice  across  the  narrow  blue 
swatch  of  water  in  the  empty  backyard. 
Then  they  climbed  out,  talking  in  muffled 
voices  through  the  early  summer  heat, 
pulled  on  their  jerseys,  wrapped  their  legs 
back  in  their  skirts  and  disappeared  in  the 
direction  of  Emily  Dickinson's  house. 

I  think  that  moment  has  stayed  with  me 
because  by  happening  at  the  precise  pivot 
between  my  adolescence  and  New  York 
City,  it  became  bound  up  with  all  the  prom- 
ise, the  whole  broad  fertile  future  as  I  ima- 
gined it  at  twenty-two.  And  because  life  has 
become  so  much  more  complicated  these 
days:  God,  I  just  convinced  the  government 
to  allow  two  valve  manufacturers  to  merge. 
That  wasn't  on  the  agenda  promised  by  my 
hippie  sylphs  at  Amherst.  Neither  was  the 
money  I  got  paid  for  it.  Or  the  three  weeks 
lifted  out  of  my  life  by  the  process.  Things 
change. 

With  that  as  curmudgeonly  background, 
then,  more  photographs  from  the  road: 
From  the  New  York  Times:  The  marriage  of 
H.  Gerard  Bissinger  to  Sarah  Whiting  Mac- 
Donald  of  Framingham,  Mass.  Unitarian  Ser- 
vice. Buzzy,  late  of  the  Pulitzer  Prize  and  a 
Nieman  Fellowship  at  Harvard  has  come  a 
neat  full  circle  since  his  Phillipian  sports- 
editor  days,  and  is  working  on  a  book  about 
schoolboy  football  in  Texas.  Russ  Perry 
writes  that  Louis  Tenenbaum  and  Debbie 
Greenspan  are  the  happy  parents  of  Kyle  Al- 
exander Tenenbaum,  born  13  September 
1988.  A  week  later,  Russ  and  twenty-five 
other  people  helped  "tilt  up"  a  timber  frame 
for  an  addition  to  the  Tenenbaum  house. 
Russ  remains  married  to  Jeanette.  With  Dan- 
iel and  Hannah,  they  live  in  Washington  in 
year  one  of  the  Age  of  Bush.  Jonathan  Hul- 
bert  writes  of  a  recent  move  from  California 
to  Boston,  where  his  wife  is  an  assistant  pro- 
fessor of  English  at  Tufts.  Mr.  Hulbert,  Esq. 
is  with  Foley,  Hoag  and  Eliot.  And  Sam  But- 
ler, bond  trader,  tells  of  a  recent  NYC  dinner 
with  Bruce  Bruckman,  Harland  Chun,  Ke- 
vin Burke,  Charlie  Hirschler,  Bruce  Poli- 
quin,  Steve  Hoch,  Eddie  McPherson,  Bill 
McPadden:  Occupations  in  descending  or- 
der: venture  capitalist;  marketing  rep;  bank- 
er; entrepreneur;  millionaire;  banker;  bank- 
er; dentist.  Chun  hadn't  seen  Bruckman 
since  a  college  lacrosse  game  in  which  Chun 
was  goalie  and  Bruce  scored  five  times  Poli- 
quin's  Avatar  Inc.  (a  sort  of  program  trading 
outfit)  is  a  big  league  Wall  Street  success; 
Bruce  may  be  switching  his  base  of  opera- 
tions to  Maine.  Hirschler  spent  a  summer 
rowing  a  trireme  off  the  coast  of  Greece.  A 
trireme  —  for  those  of  you  who  aren't  Dick 
Green  —  is  a  replica  of  the  boat  used  at  the 


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battle  of  Salamis,  a  hundred-thirty  rowers  to 
a  ship:  e.g.  Ben  Hur.  Butler  claims  to  have  at- 
tended a  wedding  where  he  really  saw  Peg- 
gy Cass. 

Which  is  all  I've  got  for  this  quarter.  It's  a 
warm  New  Hampshire  morning,  and  having 
frozen  a  few  of  my  classmates  in  insufficient 
pictures  and  occupations  —  I  plan  to  spend 
the  afternoon  watching  my  neighbor's  back- 
yard for  further  (illusory)  hints  about  the  fu- 
ture. More  anon. 


ryy  Linda  Gilbert  Cooper 

Spring  Valley  Road 
ABBOT  Ossining,  NY  10562 

Penny  Stone  spent  six-and-a-half  summers 
fishing  in  Alaska  for  salmon  and  herring. 
She  made  her  living  by  it.  She  knew  Prince 
William  Sound  before  the  catastrophic  oil 
spill.  Now  she  is  in  Maine  working  with 
Maine  Audubon.  She  was  recently  part  of  a 
large,  ongoing  study  on  loons.  .  .  which  have 
been  found  dead  on  the  Florida  shores  of  the 
Gulf  of  Mexico  of  a  toxicity  related  to  the 
level  of  mercury  in  their  systems.  The  cur- 
rent thinking  is  that  acid  rain  is  causing  the 
deaths.  After  being  soaked  with  acid  rain, 
the  granitic  rock  and  soils  of  Maine  are  re- 
leasing mercury  at  a  greater  rate  than  the 
birds  can  safely  absorb. 

Penny,  who  has  lived  in  Alaska,  danced 
her  way  through  Seattle  with  a  folk  dance 
company  named  Radost  (when  she  wasn't 
fishing),  returned  to  her  hometown,  New 
York,  to  polish  her  tap  dancing,  and  then 
somehow  got  waylaid  and  married  atop 
Cadillac  Mountain  in  Maine  two  years  ago. 
She  and  carpenter  husband,  Jeff  Campbell, 
are  living  in  Raymond  about  a  half-hour  in- 
land from  Portland.  She  was  in  the  chorus  of 
42nd  Street,  and  even  had  the  opening  solo! 
She  and  Jeff  are  building  a  "nice  house  in  the 
woods"  for  themselves  and  their  two  dogs. 
Penny  is  contemplating  a  return  to  school 
for  more  training  in  wildlife  conservation  or 
biology.  Sadly,  when  I  spoke  to  her  she  was 
home  visiting  her  father  and  brother  as  her 
mother  had  recently  died.  Our  sympathies 
to  you,  Penny. 

Also  in  the  northern  woods  is  Angelyn 
Deitrick  Duffy.  Class  of  '72's  version  of  the 
Brady  Bunch,  Angie  and  Jerry  Duffy  mar- 
ried on  10  March  1989,  and  joined  their  two 
families  so  that  now  the  Duffys  include  six 
children.  .  .  Alison,  15;  Melanie,13;  Erica, 11; 
Kenny,9;  Ian  9;  and  Christopher,  4.  Angie, 
who  is  pursuing  two  college  programs  si- 
multaneously, will  complete  her  undergrad- 
uate degree  in  philosophy  at  the  end  of  June 
1990  from  UNH  and  also  a  business  pro- 
gram from  New  Hampshire  VocTech.  .  .  . 
She  loves  cost  accounting;  at  least  the  end  is 
in  sight.  It  was  a  long  time  ago  she  began 
her  degree  requirements  at  Kenyon  college 
in  Ohio,  continuing  them  at  Boston  Universi- 
ty and  then  stopping  to  get  married,  bear 
children  and  work. 

Besides  harvesting  incredible  amounts  of 
fruits,  vegetables  and  spices  from  her  three 
acres  of  garden,  Angie  has  spent  untold  hours 
being  a  den  leader  and  cub  scout  pack  com- 
mittee chair  in  Alton,  N.H.,  where  she  lives. 

Sally  Bloodgood  Rollins  has  returned  to 


her  native  Des  Moines,  Iowa,  with  her  ten- 
year-old  son,  Christopher.  She  was  divorced 
five  or  six  years  ago.  Sally  spent  about  four 
years  working  in  New  Orleans  in  an  auction 
house  before  moving  North.  She  is  making 
lots  of  pottery,  which  she  often  sells,  but  her 
main  occupation  is  curator  at  the  University 
of  Osteopathic  Medicine  Museum,  which  has 
prints  and  paintings  and  porcelains  as  well  as 
a  good  collection  of  medical  antiquities. 

The  new  alumni  directory  reports  that 
Meredith  Keller  has  changed  residence  and 
occupation  moving  from  Maine  to  Roches- 
ter, N.Y.,  as  director  of  College  Communica- 
tion for  Saint  John's  Fisher  College.  Sheila 
Dean  was  listed  as  a  graduate  student  in  the 
History  of  Science  Department  at  Johns 
Hopkins  University.  Elizabeth  (Liz)  Hall 
has  returned  to  the  United  States  from  Hong 
Kong  and  notes  that  while  she  is  glad  to  be 
back  she  misses  the  tropical  weather.  She  is 
working  in  a  small  animal  clinic  in  North 
Reading,  Mass.,  the  Riverdale  Animal  Hos- 
pital; living  in  Burlington,  Mass.,  she  says 
she  is  "very  happy."  Why  not  call  and  wel- 
come her  home?  Her  work  number  is  (508) 
944-4645. 

I  think  I  hear  Joy  Beane  Brieant  at  the 

door  with  son  Charles  in  tow.  This  Sunday 
her  son  Scott  is  to  be  christened  at  Trinity 
Church  in  Ossining.  It's  bound  to  be  one  of 
our  usual  kid-filled  crazy  weekends  and 
that  probably  summarizes  our  situation. 
Kids,  kids,  and  more  kids  with  work  and 
the  other  aspects  of  life  filtering  in  and 
around  the  various  open  time  slots. 


ryi  James  B.  Hackett 

'  °  100  Biscay ne  Drive,  #C-5 

PHILLIPS  Atlanta,  GA  30309 

I  received  an  eleventh-hour  package  from 
PA  that,  the  form  letter  said,  carried  the  ac- 
cumulated correspondence  from  classmates 
to  be  included  in  these  notes:  there  was 
nothing  inside.  No  news!  No  fodder  for 
these  notes!  I  was  responsible  for  a  fire- 
works show,  the  crowd  was  waiting,  necks 
craning  toward  the  sky,  but  I  didn't  have 
any  fireworks.  I  was  hoping  that  someone 
might  at  the  last  minute  win  a  Nobel  Prize 
or  some  other  piece  of  gee-whiz  news  that 
could  dominate  the  notes  and  save  my  pro- 
crastinating neck  But  I  didn't  need  a  fire- 
works show  after  all,  for  what  did  come  to 
pass  was  a  meteor  shower  of  good  news 
from  our  happy  class. 

George  Bayoud,  for  example,  called  from 
Austin,  Texas.  He  is  serving  as  chief  of  staff 
for  Governor  Clements,  no  doubt  pouring 
on  that  personal  charm  through  another 
frontier  in  the  Texas  chain  of  command. 
George  had  been  working  in  commercial 
real  estate  but  stepped  out  in  '86  to  play  a 
significant  role  in  the  governor's  campaign. 
I  asked  if  he  was  married:  "Yes,  to  the  pretti- 
est woman  you  ever  saw."  Might  he  some- 
day pursue  elected  office  himself?  "Jim,  I'll 
let  the  voting  public  decide  that  issue."  Tex- 
as will  rise  again,  I  assure  you. 

On  a  recent  swing  through  Asia,  I  hooked 
up  with  Charlie  Toy  in  Hong  Kong  and  had 
an  extremely  pleasant  visit  with  him  and  his 
wife,  Sandra  Youla,  over  lunch  at  the  Ameri- 


can club.  They  have  lived  in  Hong  Kong 
since  1984  when  Charlie  opened  the  office 
for  the  New  York  law  firm  of  Kaye,  Scholer. 
His  work  is  to  represent  international  clients 
on  the  ways  of  doing  business  in  Asia,  pri- 
marily the  P.R.C.  Interesting  stuff.  Charlie's 
success  in  his  work  recently  earned  him  a 
partnership  in  the  firm.  Charlie  sends  warm 
regards  to  all  PA  friends,  particularly  to  Jim 
Hilboldt,  and  I  send  to  Charlie  a  statement 
of  gratitude  for  such  a  warm  reception  in 
Hong  Kong. 

I  have  heard  from  reliable  sources  (his 
parents)  that  David  Lux  is  in  the  forest  ser- 
vice in  Avery,  Idaho,  "fifty  miles  from  the 
nearest  grocery  store"  but  very  happy  with 
his  work  and  his  style  of  life.  Even  there,  one 
apparently  cannot  avoid  the  frictions  of  the 
marketplace:  an  important  part  of  David's 
work  is  to  mediate  between  the  oft-opposing 
interests  of  environmentalists,  and  those  of 
the  local  populace  which  makes  its  living 
harvesting  resources  within  the  forest.  No 
fast-food  solutions  to  those  issues.  Artie 
Winter  is  living  in  Chicago,  married  with 
two  kids,  content,  and  navigating  his  own 
course  in  his  legal  work  as  a  partner  for  Sid- 
ley  &  Austin.  Artie,  you  recall,  was  our  guar- 
dian of  the  truth  at  the  Phillipian  and  his  wit 
and  tum-of-phrase  continue  to  entertain.  Ar- 
tie stays  in  touch  with  Bill  Gifford,  also  a 
lawyer,  who  lives  strategically  within  two 
blocks  of  Wrigley  Field,  and  also  with  Phil 
Kemp,  who  is  reportedly  moving  to  Hong 
Kong  with  Salomon  Brothers.  John  Roger- 
son  called  with  the  news  that  he  has  finished 
law  school,  a  test  of  endurance  not  unlike  the 
marathons  he  so  often  races,  and  is  now  liti- 
gating with  Kirschner,  Main  in  Jacksonville, 
Fla.  John's  success  in  law  school  owes  some 
debt  to  the  patience  and  support  of  his  wife, 
Margaret,  which  he  will  repay  when  she 
takes  her  turn  in  law  school  next  fall.  Chris 
Haney  Lives  and  works  in  Cambridge.  His 
company,  Pulitzer  &  Haney,  writes  software 
for  the  banking  industry.  We  all  knew  Chris 
would  continue  to  excel  in  his  interesting 
way,  and  his  business  is  rapidly  climbing  a 
steep  upward  graph.  Chris  Burke  is  in  Chi- 
cago working  "ridiculous  hours"  with  La- 
Salle  Partners,  raising  capital  for  real  estate 
acquisitions,  and  is  married  with  two  kids. 
Chris's  agreeable  condition  in  life  is  evident 
in  his  eight-cylinder  sense  of  humor  which 
still  roars  through  over  distances  and  time. 
Also  reported  to  be  in  Chicago  are  Mike  Fox 
and  Bill  Adams,  and  while  many  ask  about 
these  gentlemen,  I  have  not  yet  tracked  them 
down.  Jeff  Lilly  writes  in  a  postcard  that  he 
is  living  in  Tokyo,  teaching  English.  That's 
an  adventure  I'd  like  to  hear  more  about.  Ra- 
dio astronomers  who  send  signals  deep  into 
the  dark  universe,  hoping  for  response,  have 
more  reason  to  be  optimistic  than  do  I  in  my 
attempts  to  communicate  with  Geert  Geis- 
terfer. 

Henry  Mueller,  always  the  consummate 
gentleman  of  our  class,  in  NYC  working  for 
American  Express,  steady  with  his  two  chil- 
dren and  his  career,  spoke  of  having  han- 
dled "some  of  life's  big  curve  balls"  and  is 
somehow  more  certain  of  his  values  and  his 
terra  firma  than  most.  "Deal  with  it  as  a 
straightforward  proposition."  Henry  Muell- 
er is  a  good  man. 

So  I  didn't  need  a  big  fireworks  show  for 
these  notes,  you  see.  Our  personal  gyro- 


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scopes  seem  to  be  in  reasonably  good  tune. 
We  fly  along  in  life,  each  at  some  tranquil 
altitude,  confident  in  a  quickening  sense  of 
control,  enjoying  the  view  and  scanning  the 
horizon  ahead.  I  get  inspiration  from  Steve 
Rooney,  a  lawyer  in  NYC,  successful,  hap- 
pily married  with  two  kids,  steady  as  she 
goes,  and  who  is  learning  to  twang  the 
rhythm  and  blues  on  his  new  Gibson  Les 
Paul  in  his  garage  in  the  burbs  in  his  free 
time.  A  meteor  shower  like  that  beats  a  fire- 
works show  any  day. 


*7A  John  W.  Gray 

'  *  80  Central  Park  West,  #24-C 

New  York,  NY  10023 

Well,  our  15th  has  come  and  gone  with  our 
usual  high  style.  For  all  who  were  not 
there,  here's  how  it  went.  Friday  the  class 
began  to  roll  in  from  all  quarters.  The  first, 
of  course,  was  Laura  Richards  who,  not  dis- 
tracted by  the  birth  of  her  first  daughter  two 
months  before,  organized  a  thoroughly  pol- 
ished party.  As  she  and  Dave  Wray  raced 
off  on  a  liquor  run,  her  husband,  Steve 
James,  holding  down  the  fort  with  the  baby 
in  his  lap,  demonstrated  an  early  example 
of  the  spousal  indulgence  that  was  required 
of  many  over  the  next  two  days  as  the  class 
of  1974  experienced  that  peculiar  mixture  of 
recognition  and  discovery  that  a  reunion 
evokes.  Dave,  by  now  an  old  hand  at  these 
things,  displayed  typical  aplomb  through- 
out (though  a  little  surprised  at  the  event's 
"New  York"  flavor). 

By  the  time  the  party  had  gotten  under 
way,  Emmy  and  Tony  Hobson  had  arrived 
from  Cincinnati.  Tony,  now  looking  some- 
what more  native  to  a  mid-western  country 
club  than  the  Foxcroft  of  old,  displayed  his 
amiable  charm  throughout  the  weekend. 
Duke  Burnham  and  his  wife,  Peggy  Con- 
roy,  were  there,  all  the  way  from  San  Fran- 
cisco, as  were  Greg  Winn  and  spouse  all  the 
way  from  West  Newton.  Sara  Wedeman, 
still  a  banker  in  Philadelphia  in  normal  life, 
returned  as  well  as  Betsy  Evans,  now  em- 
barked with  her  own  photography  gallery 
in  Portland,  Me.  Lynn  and  Peter' Hawkes 
arrived,  also  from  Maine. 


After  drinks,  we  proceeded  to  what  is  eu- 
phemistically known  as  an  institutional  din- 
ner in  the  cage.  Thus  fortified,  Sara  Knowles 
led  a  contingent  to  a  nearby  Bonnie  Raitt  con- 
cert where  Mason  Wilkinson  had  arranged 
for  full  guest  list  treatment.  The  rest  of  us 
held  down  the  fort  for  late  arrival  Halsey 
Smith,  out  from  LA  by  way  of  New  York, 
having  lost  none  of  his  particular  style  in  the 
remove  of  time  and  distance.  Grant  Dono- 
van, another  Angelino,  was  there,  also  pro- 
fessing that  city's  charms.  Ralph  Stell,  in 
from  Boston,  was  as  wry  as  ever,  and  David 
Pease,  mingling  with  his  wife,  Julie,  was  just 
as  tall  (maybe  taller)  than  we  remembered 
him.  Howard  Sklar  regaled  the  assembled 
with  true  stories  of  an  Andover  housemaster, 
a  role  he  now  fills,  along  with  teaching  phys- 
ics. Catherine  and  Jon  Drake  came  from 
Pennsylvania.  Keith  Klosa  from  Melrose. 
Bill  Lewis,  the  image  of  Wall  Street  sophisti- 
cation and  clout,  arrived  from  Chicago, 
where  he  is  employed  by  Morgan  Stanley. 
Eventually,  as  our  party  wound  down,  Karl 
Harig  and  Bob  Trehy,  set  out  for  new  hori- 
zons and  found  '84's  reunion  where  they 
wowed  the  youngsters  with  the  folklore  of 
'74  (typical  response:  "we  never  did  any- 
thing like  that"). 

Speaking  of  which,  our  "class  uniform,"  a 
faithful  reproduction  of  the  Mother  Phillips 
t-shirt,  still  managed  to  rile  certain  Poo- 
Bahs.  Steve  Miller,  the  prime  mover  of  that 
project,  positively  beamed  with  pride  as  he 
described  it  to  his  wife,  Pat,  and  daughter 
Dana.  Tod  Lenagh  and  Tom  Sulcer,  both 
up  from  New  York,  marched  with  the  class 
in  the  parade.  So  did  Louisa  Macintosh, 
beatifically  pregnant.  Mary  Louise  Hunt 
was  there,  and  Peggy  Bliss,  now  with 
Groundwater  Technology  of  Norwood, 
Mass.  Julia  and  Jeff  Bailey  came  from  Bos- 
ton with  two  daughters  in  tow.  Jeff  is  now 
completing  his  Ph.D.  from  MIT. 

After  another  Cage  meal,  during  which 
Mark  Peterson  surprised  several  of  us  by  in- 
dicating he  couldn't  remember  when  PA 
went  coed,  we  all  posed  for  the  class  picture. 
Professional  photographers  Sara  Grosvenor 
and  Tony  Armour  were  so  aggressive  in  get- 
ting the  shot,  eventually  the  man  hired  for 
the  job  just  waited  till  they  were  through. 
We  avoided  convening  a  class  meeting,  as 
usual,  and  after  a  lazy  afternoon,  gathered 
tor  another  party. 

Becky  Putnam  did  a  fabulous  job  with  the 
now  traditional  clam  bake.  She  said,  "it's 
fun  to  do  this  catering  stuff  again,"  and  it 
showed.  Sara  Nelson,  looking  elegant  and 
very  urban,  conferred  with  the  similarly 
turned  out  Nina  Rutenburg  Gray.  Mark 
and  Ann  Randazzo  Hanewich  chatted  with 
Peter  and  Jeanne  Nahill  Kempthorne. 
Andy  Hallberg  and  his  wife,  Amy,  made  it 
from  Providence,  where  Andy  is  practicing 
medicine.  Tom  Barber,  also  a  doctor,  re- 
turned after  many  years,  as  did  Nancy  Pe- 
terson. Ann  Blumberg,  once  again  living  in 
Manhattan,  discussed  real  estate  with  Andy 
Peterson  and  his  wife,  Kirsten,  who  made 
the  trip  from  his  native  New  Hampshire. 
Jack  Cahill  managed  to  make  it,  fresh  from 
a  marketing  meeting  plotting  the  launch  of 
his  own  brand  of  bloody  Mary  mix.  Mar- 
lene  and  Bob  Barlow  were  awed  by  Libby 
Yoakum's  steamer  munching  technique. 
Dave  Zelon  demonstrated  to  his  wife,  Nan- 
cy, his  prowess  at  mass  lobster  consump- 
tion, no  doubt  inspired  by  the  US/USSR 
"Pro  Muscle"  tour  he'd  recently  promoted. 


After  dinner  we  retired  to  the  Drama  Lab 
for  drinks  and  dancing.  Diane  Aigler  hav- 
ing sold  her  food  brokering  business  and  re- 
tired to  splendid  leisure,  was  there.  So  was 
Greg  Googer,  to  no  one's  surprise.  Dana 
Delany  was  resplendent  in  black.  Cate 
Sprague  Gilbane,  attending  with  her  hus- 
band, Richard,  looked  unchanged  since  the 
last  time  she  graced  an  Andover  mixer.  Rob 
Stimson  arrived  with  his  son,  Eric,  who 
showed  himself  to  be  a  rock  fan  like  his  dad. 
Indeed,  while  the  entire  class  showed  we 
could  appreciate  rock  and  roll,  Jon  Meath 
went  considerably  farther,  proving  he  could 
make  it  by  wailing  into  the  microphone. 
Jon,  his  wife,  M'Lou,  and  daughter  Amelia 
recently  completed  the  move  from  Manhat- 
tan to  Newton.  Mark  Harman  did  comment 
that  it  was  a  little  loud,  and  Scott  Mclsaac 
took  him  to  task  for  such  a  comment.  Jim 
Troup  and  Steve  Mayo  were  raising  the 
roof,  of  course.  Mayo's  card  says,  president, 
Mayo  corporation.  Ann  and  John  Croll 
danced  there,  so  did  Tom  Boyle  and  Linda 
Baumann.  John  Ham  and  Steve  Gleason 
conversed  over  the  din.  As  the  music  ended, 
Doug  Greeff  surveyed  the  field  as  we  re- 
tired for  the  evening. 

Brunch  the  next  morning  was  quiet  at 
first,  picking  up  steam  as  Margaret  Downs 
arrived  better  late  than  never.  Caitlin  Cofer 
Rotchford  gathered  some  last  minute  tid 
bits  of  information,  Mervyn  Green  headed 
back  to  his  law  practice  in  San  Francisco, 
and  Noel  Chiappa  belied  his  professorial 
image  speeding  off  with  his  wife,  Dawn,  in 
his  Lotus  Turbo.  So  that  was  that,  until 
1994,  see  you  all  then. 


7C  Mari  Well  in  King 

'  J  1884  Beans  Bight  Rd.,  N.E. 

Bainbridge  Island,  WA  98110 

Considering  that  I  spent  last  summer  quite 
pregnant  with  an  eighteen-month-old  in  tow 
I  am  looking  forward  to  this  glorious  spring 
and  summer.  I  am  sure  most  of  you  are  ea- 
ger to  be  done  with  the  cold  and  welcome 
the  warm  weather,  flowers,  and  summer  va- 
cations. 

I  am  very  pleased  to  report  that  we  have 
received  news  from  quite  a  few  folks  who 
have  not  contributed  in  a  long  time.  Mari- 
anne Daniels  Guarino  wrote  me  a  long 
note.  She  graduated  from  Wheelock  College 
with  a  teacher's  degree.  Married  for  six 
years,  she  has  three  children,  Benjamin,  five, 
Jeremy,  four,  and  Elizabeth  two,  and  is  ex- 
pecting their  fourth  child  soon.  Marianne 
operates  a  family  day  care  and  is  selling  Dis- 
covery Toys.  Jeffrey  Allsopp  and  family 
have  moved  to  Hamilton,  Mass.  He  is  presi- 
dent of  First  Atlantic  Properties,  and  presi- 
dent of  Allsopp  Design  Inc.,  landscape  archi- 
tecture and  land  planning.  The  Allsopps  are 
expecting  their  second  child.  Wayne  Samu- 
els completed  an  L.B.O.  of  Overland  Trad- 
ing Co.,  a  multi-unit  shoe  store  chain  in  the 
Northeast.  Thomas  Meredith  is  living  in 
Nashville,  and  started  a  company  that  man- 
ages money  with  computers.  Gren  Blackall 
is  living  in  Portland,  Oregon,  with  his  wife, 
Joyce,  and  their  two  boys.  Marion  Donahue 
Bevan  is  still  at  Sotheby's,  but  is  now  travel- 
ing to  Moscow,  Monte  Carlo,  St.  Moritz  and 
Geneva  as  an  international  client  services 


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representative.  Bert  Garry  wrote  that  he  has 
"a  new  house,  a  new  job,  and  soon  a  new 
baby,  but  otherwise  nothing  is  new!"  I  was 
told  that  there  was  going  to  be  a  wild  time 
at  John  Florence's  place.  John  was  planning 
a  Newman  house  reunion  with  Dan  Dilora- 
ti,  Brian  Burke,  Tim  Cameron,  Mac  De- 
camp, Sam  Smith,  Dennis  Driscoll  '76,  and 
Bobby  Folkes  '76. 

I  received  a  newspaper  clipping  about 
Steve  Vincze  who  is  now  Capt.  Leslie  Vinc- 
ze,  USMC.  He  graduated  from  Southern 
Methodist  University  School  of  Law  in  Dal- 
las last  may,  and  received  a  full  U.S.  Marine 
Corps  scholarship.  He  will  begin  serving  as 
a  judge  advocate  for  the  Marines  at  Parris 
Island,  S.C.  in  November. 

My  husband,  Dick  King,  as  our  head 
agent,  recently  was  on  the  phone  with  some 
classmates  lobbying  for  their  support  for  PA 
phonathons.  Of  course  1  tried  to  find  out 
any  recent  news  from  these  calls:  Steve 
Kowal  is  involved  with  municipal  arbitrage 
at  Marine  Midland  Bank  in  New  York.  Paul 
Suslovic  is  a  contractor  and  real  estate  de- 
veloper in  Cambridge,  Mass.  Frank  Lavin 
has  two  children.  He  recently  left  the  White 
House,  and  is  now  in  a  consulting  firm  do- 
ing political  and  economic  forecasts.  Fern 
Jones  is  working  for  a  small  consulting  firm 
in  New  York,  and  traveling  a  lot.  Fern,  I 
would  love  to  hear  more  from  you. 

I  received  a  wonderful  phone  call  from 
Helen  Levin  and  Jody  Harrison  Silipo. 
Jody  was  visiting  Helen  in  Philadelphia, 
where  Helen  is  a  public  defender.  Jody  is 
the  mother  of  four  great  kids,  and  is  doing 
the  marketing  and  PR  for  a  telecommunica- 
tions firm  on  the  cutting  edge  of  satellite 
communications.  Chris  Kapetan  Linderoth 
has  two  boys  and  is  doing  acting  part  time 
while  living  in  Connecticut.  Steve  Bache 
and  John  Bishop  have  retired  from  their  po- 
sitions as  class  agents.  Thank  you  both  for 
your  years  of  support.  John  Florence  and 
hopefully  Dave  Scott  will  be  replacing 
them.  By  the  way,  our  class  did  an  excellent 
job  this  year  in  terms  of  dollars  and  we  also 
improved  our  class  participation  percentage 
substantially.  Thank  you  all! 

I  hope  to  see  most  of  you  next  year  for 
our  15th  reunion.  It  is  hard  to  believe  thai 
almost  fifteen  years  have  lapsed  since  we 
were  celebrating  our  own  graduation  from 
PA.  Life  certainly  seemed  less  complicated 
then.  Have  a  healthy  and  happy  year! 


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Walter  A.  Row 
200  Cove  Way,  Apt.  711 
Quincy,  MA  02169 


On  10  June  I  will  travel  to  Andover  Hill  to  re- 
port before  the  reunion  classes  on  what  an 
extraordinary  level  of  alumni  representation 
this  year's  reunion  weekend  will  have  pro- 
duced. I  have  the  honored  distinction  of  also 
having  been  elected  co-chairman  of  the 
Alumni  Reunions  Committee,  whose  respon- 
sibility it  is  to  oversee  reunion  weekend. 

Having  had  a  recent  opportunity  to  attend 
a  PA  phonathon,  I  am  witness  to  the  follow- 
ing news.  .  .  .  Brian  Rivers,  who  was  always 
so  intimidating  with  his  proficient  French,  is 
a  trader  of  unprocessed  gold,  copper,  zinc 
and  other  metals.  He  is  currently  residing  in 


New  York,  but  previously  lived  three  years  in 
London  and  has  spent  much  time  in  Hong 
Kong,  as  well  as  China.  He  recently  ran  into 
Dan  Stone  who  is  (or  was?)  working  at  Drex- 
el.  By  chance  does  anyone  remember  Mike 
Aitken?  Of  course  we  do,  but  his  wherea- 
bouts aren't  known  for  certain.  Brian  thinks 
he  is  playing  a  lot  of  golf  in  various  global  lo- 
cations, while  managing  to  sell  sophisticated 
management  portfolio  services  on  the  side. 
Henry  Bissell  now  hails  from  Georgia,  and 
has  been  employed  by  GE  Capital  for  the  past 
five  years.  He  graduated  from  the  Emory 
Business  School  and  is  the  proud  father  of  a 
new  baby  girl,  Charlotte.  Meanwhile,  Ted  Ex- 
stein  reports  of  his  wedding  plans  this  fall. 
He  is  in  charge  of  the  education  program  at 
the  New  York  City  Opera.  He  is  responsible 
for  organizing  and  promoting  shows  that 
travel  the  country  to  teach  operatic  history. 
Steve  James  lives  in  the  San  Francisco  Bay 
Area,  and  is  director  of  marketing  and  busi- 
ness development  for  CAL  BIO,  Inc.,  a  biotech 
start-up  specializing  in  human  therapeutics. 
Steve  attended  John  Chory's  wedding  this 
past  April  in  Boston.  John  is  a  lawyer  at  Hale 
&  Dorr,  a  large,  old-line  Boston  law  firm. 
Nina  Kimball  is  living  in  Boston  and  special- 
izing in  employment  law  for  another  big  firm, 
Foley,  Hoag  &  Eliot.  Recently,  Nina  was  a  vis- 
iting lecturer  to  Tom  Lyons's  History  class. 
Her  topic:  The  United  States  Constitution. 
Nina's  husband  is  working  in  the  recycling 
business.  Bobby  Kelley  and  his  wife,  Judy, 
are  now  parents  to  a  baby  girl,  Elizabeth.  Bob- 
by is  a  manager  at  the  accounting  firm  of 
Coopers  &  Lybrand.  Active  in  local  politics, 
Bobby  assisted  with  Joe  Malone's  (PA  '74)  un- 
successful senatorial  bid  against  Ted  Kenne- 
dy. Neil  Rosenberg  is  managing  the  family's 
lobster  business  out  of  southern  New  Hamp- 
shire. Neil  is  also  a  recent  parent  with  the 
birth  of  his  daughter  Kayla.  Dana  Waterman 
reports  in  that  he  is  enjoying  working  for  the 
defense  contractor,  Teradyne,  out  of  Wilming- 
ton, Mass.  Dana  travels  extensively  for  Tera- 
dyne but  has  managed  to  avail  himself  of  the 
company's  local  golf  club  membership.  Cary 
Caldwell  was  married  last  September. 
Present  at  the  wedding  was  usher  Dan  Malis. 
Cary's  wife,  Karen,  recently  received  her  law 
degree,  and  Cary  will  graduate  this  spring 
from  the  University  of  Pittsburgh  School  of 
Medicine.  Bart  Partington  has  also  been  in- 
ducted into  fatherhood  with  the  birth  of  his 
daughter  Julia  Beatrice.  Bart  writes  that  he 
plans  to  exit  NYC  for  the  "burbs"  which  for 
the  Partington  family  happens  to  be  Rye,  N.Y. 
John  Sweeney  also  writes  with  news  that  he 
is  living  in  Deny,  N.H.,  and  working  at  Digi- 
tal Equipment  in  Andover,  of  all  places.  John 
is  the  father  of  two  boys,  Chris  and  Stephen. 
Konstantinos  Prentakis  is  also  a  newlywed. 
Konstantinos  and  his  wife,  Irene,  reside  in  Sa- 
lem, Mass.  He  claims  that  he  has  now  grown 
up  as  evidenced  by  his  purchase  of  a  condo. 
Tom  Schofield  fathered  his  second  child,  Brit- 
tany, this  past  December. 


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Susanna  A.  Jones 
142  West  44th  St.,  Apt.  53 
New  York,  NY  10036 


News  from  near  and  far,  and  I'll  start  with 
far.  Cameron  Warner  travels  throughout  the 


Far  East  from  his  base  in  Hong  Kong  market- 
ing lubricants  for  Sun  Oil  Far  East  for  whom 
he  works  as  director  of  marketing.  He  would 
love  to  hear  from  anyone  passing  through 
Hong  Kong.  Cameron  also  reported  on  the 
marriage  of  Jay  Hoey  last  Labor  Day  —  to 
whom,  Jay?  Jay,  along  with  Heather  Little 
King  '75  and  Andy  McCarthy  all  live  in  the 
San  Francisco  area.  Betsy  and  Andy's  daugh- 
ter Sarah  is  already  three,  and  keeps  them 
busy  as  Betsy  works  away  in  medical  school 
and  Andy  finishes  law  school.  Andy  is  clerk- 
ing for  a  judge  and  working  for  the  law  firm 
of  Brobeck,  Phleger  &  Harrison.  Heather 
married  Dr.  Wade  H.  King  last  September 
and  works  as  a  marketing  manager  for  Ap- 
ple Computer.  Jerome  Buttrick  reports  that 
he,  too,  is  in  California,  though  he  has  cho- 
sen sunny  LA  instead  of  foggy  San  Francis- 
co. Jerome,  who  works  in  the  LA  branch  of  a 
New  York  architecture  firm,  abandoned 
NYC  last  December  after  completing  plans 
for  a  house  for  his  parents.  "LA  is  definitely 
a  foreign  country,"  reports  our  transplanted 
New  Yorker.  "I  own  a  car,  shop  at  the  mall, 
and  have  a  pool  in  the  backyard."  His  assess- 
ment? "I  find  the  whole  thing  quite  hysteri- 
cal." 

Having  completed  his  doctoral  work  on 
"jumping  genes"  at  the  University  of  Wis- 
consin, Mark  Krebs  has  moved  eastward  to 
Boston  where  he  is  "studying  vision  in 
smelly  bacteria"  at  MIT.  I'll  leave  someone 
with  a  better  understanding  of  either  Mark 
Krebs  or  biochemistry  to  decipher  that.  Gin- 
ny  Maynard  Swain  and  husband  Bob  are 
enjoying  taking  care  of  son  Bar,  1-1/2,  while 
she  is  also  doing  some  free  lance  architec- 
ture work  from  their  home  in  Cambridge. 
Somewhat  to  the  southeast,  Ed  Toole  con- 
tinues to  live  happily  on  Nantucket  where 
he  designs  and  builds  houses.  He  invites 
anyone  visiting  that  lovely  isle  to  give  him  a 
call  (his  number  is  in  the  book);  just  don't 
call  this  July  because  he  will  probably  be  off 
on  a  honeymoon  with  Rachel  C.  Hobart, 
whom  he  is  marrying  that  month.  Ed  also 
reported  that  he  shares  a  business  contact 
with  Jeff  Perley  who  is  working  as  an  engi- 
neer in  Concord.  While  in  New  Haven  not 
long  ago,  Ed  also  ran  into  Ellen  Collett. 

Farther  south,  Kimberly  Hickok  Smith  is 
still  living  in  Washington,  DC,  where 
daughters  Alexandra  and  Kimberly  occupy 
her  time  when  she  is  not  working  for  her 
company  that  does  import/export  business 
in  projects  that  aid  third  world  countries' 
development.  Polly  Hoppin  is  in  the  Wash- 
ington area  and  also  works  with  the  third 
world.  Her  doctoral  work  at  the  Johns  Hop- 
kins School  of  Public  Health  took  her  to 
Guatemala,  Honduras,  and  Costa  Rica  last 
November  on  a  consulting  trip  for  A.I.D. 
and  then  back  to  Guatemala  at  the  end  of 
January  to  conduct  a  survey  of  snow  pea, 
melon,  broccoli,  and  strawberry  growers. 
When  not  in  Central  America,  she  is  enjoy- 
ing her  and  husband  Bobby  Thomas's  home 
in  Tacoma  Park,  Md.  Hunt  Richardson  is 
our  last  Washington  correspondent.  He  is 
working  in  the  capital  as  an  investment  bro- 
ker for  ADVEST. 

Down  the  block,  David  Henderson  has 
set  off  on  his  own  and  started  an  architec- 
ture firm  called  New  Amsterdam  Architec- 
ture. Rich  Riker  is  working  for  Swift,  a  Bel- 
gian-owned telecommunications  company. 
Rich  was  called  at  a  recent  phonathon  by 


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Jon  Wonnell  who  is  living  in  Hoboken, 
N.J.,  with  his  wife,  Frances  Mills.  Peter  Boit 
is  also  living  in  New  Jersey  with  his  wife, 
Jennifer  Scheiders,  whom  he  married  last 
June.  Peter  is  working  in  Corporate  Finance 
for  Bankers  Trust  and  Jennifer  works  for 
Johnson  &  Johnson.  The  Boits  see  Becky 
Boyd  and  Bob  Benner,  who,  Peter  reported, 
were  about  to  buy  a  house  in  Westchester; 
Bob  is  working  in  M  &  A  for  First  Boston 
and  Becky  just  began  a  new  job.  Ellen  Je- 
wett  is  at  Goldman  Sachs  where  she  works 
in  Public  Finance.  She  is  busy  and  loving  be- 
ing married.  Ellen  reports  that  Jessica  Bar- 
ton was  also  recently  married,  to  a  man 
named  Richard  Locke.  Our  final  New  York 
note  comes  from  Benjy  Swett  who  is  work- 
ing as  an  administrator  for  the  New  York 
City  Parks  Department.  Among  his  recent 
projects  has  been  the  task  of  formulating  a 
policy  concerning  the  homeless  who  live  in 
the  city  parks. 


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Michael  Cannell 
101  West  81st  St.,  Apt.  722 
New  York,  NY  10024 


Top  this:  Rich  Ward  and  Ellen  Knox  married 
last  spring  in  a  ceremony  stoked  by  a  Brazil- 
ian band  that  spilled  out  onto  New  York's 
Gramercy  Park  and  halted  traffic.  All  this  af- 
ter a  bachelor's  party  in  which  friends  hoist- 
ed Rich  aloft  on  a  throne  and  carried  him 
through  Grand  Central  Station  —  at  rush 
hour!  Eventually,  our  sources  say,  the  throne 
was  jettisoned  through  the  front  window  of 
the  group's  rented  school  bus. 

My  own  little  mundane  life  is  dedicated 
largely  to  procrastination,  so  it  won't  sur- 
prise you  then,  that  I  was  loitering  around 
the  Newsweek  library  not  long  ago  leafing 
through  a  copy  of  Neiv  York  magazine.  Then 
a  surprise:  holy  moly!  Peter  Warren  model- 
ing a  pinstripe  suit!  A  far-flung  fashion  leap 
from  the  days  of  blue  jeans  and  hiking  boots. 

I  dropped  by  a  local  beach  not  long  ago 
hoping  to  squelch  my  hangover  with  a  little 
sea  air  when  I  encountered  Corky  Harold 
and  Bobo  Clark  attempting  much  the  same. 
Bobo,  as  you  may  know,  throws  killer  par- 
ties when  he's  not  trotting  the  globe  for  Toum 
&  Country.  Corky,  a  Wall  Street  escapee,  was 
finishing  off  a  New  York  magazine  piece  on 
life  away  from  the  big  paycheck.  Bill  Vande- 
venter  joined  me  for  a  little  skiing  in  Taos 
this  spring,  but  wrenched  his  knee  on  the 
feared  Al's  Run  and  resorted  to  the  margari- 
tas. . . .  The  wisdom  of  Charles  Schueler  was 
featured  in  a  Boston  Globe  article  about  the 
city's  cable  industry.  More  impressive  was 
Charlie's  payoff  of  a  pledge  to  PA  after  near- 
ly two  years.  Charlie  and  other  Boston  resi- 
dents may  hear  Greg  Burke  issuing  the  con- 
cert report  on  radio  station  WAAF.  Judy 
Morton  Branhall  is  summering  on  Martha's 
Vineyard  with  her  husband,  a  sculptor. 

Our  sources  spotted  Lee  Apgar  on  the 
front  row  of  a  Bunny  Wailer  concert.  Natty 
dread!  Sasha  Chermayeff  chastised  me  by 
mail  for  mistakenly  calling  her  a  painting 
student  in  San  Miguel,  Mexico.  Actually,  Sa- 
sha says,  she  hasn't  been  a  st