Class Announcements: 2014

Bob Eby sent the following notice.  Condolences go out to Paul Troutman on the loss of his wife LaVerne.
LaVerne J. Troutman, a resident of Fearrington [NC] since 2003, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 20 following a 2 1/2-year battle with acute leukemia. LaVerne is survived by her husband, Paul Troutman of Galloway Ridge, her daughters, Jennifer Troutman of Kansas City, Kansas and Heather Troutman of Fearrington Village, and her son, Gregory Blair Troutman of Seattle, Washington. Her memorial service will be held in several weeks at Galloway Ridge. The family has requested that donations be sent in lieu of flowers to either the Duke University Cancer Center or the Mary B. Wartluft Scholarship Fund at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Posted 6/24

class of '52 welcomes new honorary member
POSTED July 1, 2014
Put Brodsky shared a copy of Margaret Moore Miller's note to him following his visit with Bill and Mary Murdoch to tell her about being unanimously voted an Honorary member of the Class at the May 31st Executive Committee meeting.  Put said, "I also got an email from Ben Moore telling me how happy and excited she was about it - she had called him the evening of our visit." 

Dear Put,

                For the past week I have been simply glowing in the knowledge that I am now an honorary member of the Great Class of 1952.  As you know, I grew up with ’52 – hearing stories about all of you, reading about you in each and every ’52 class book, and even attending your 25th Reunion just after finishing my Freshman year at Princeton.

                It is such an honor to be a part of your very special Class and I will treasure it always.

                Thank you for this and for all you do for Princeton.  I look forward eagerly to wearing my beautiful new jacket in the P-rade and whenever the Class gathers.
                                                                               All my best,

Margaret is the Assistant Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Director of the Alumni Council for Princeton, and daughter of Classmate Benjamin A. Moore, Jr.

Varsity 8 shell donated
Posted 5/19/2014

Dan Duffield reported: April 25/26 marked a great weekend for Princeton Crews. Ed and Margery Masinter donated:
     1. A new racing shell named "1952”
     2. Funds to endow new shells as replacements, each one to be named "1952”
     3. Additional endowment to support annual expenses of Princeton rowing, one of the national’s foremost programs.

On hand were the living members of Princeton’s outstanding 1952 varsity eight, contender for the national championship and a close second to Olympic champion Navy: Ed, Charlie Harper, Dan Duffield and John Beck ’53. Others from ’52 were varsity letter winners Bill Murdoch and Charlie Renfrew plus Keith Dawson, our freshman cox. Deceased ’52 members of the ’52 eight, Bill Brokow and Ted Osius plus three-year JV veteran Bob Bennett were represented in style by their charming widows.


And Greg Hughes, Head Coach, Heavyweight Men's Rowing, posted on the Crew's website on May 2nd:

          Following the Carnegie Cup races, we had a very special event at the boathouse where we christened the new varsity 8 shell, 1952. The boat was a very generous gift from Ed Masinter '52 and his wife Margery in honor of the 1952 Princeton varsity crew that had a very successful season and then went on to compete in the 1952 Olympic trials. The four remaining members of the crew, including Ed Masinter '52, John Beck '53, Charlie Harper '52 and Dan Duffield '52, all returned to take part in the event, as did many of their family members and friends. It was an incredible event and a moving link to the legacy of rowing at Princeton. While much has changed in the 62 years since they last rowed for Princeton, so much of what we do has remained the same. It was an honor to be a part of such a special event. We have some great photos from the event now posted up on our Flickr page and you can find them at:

A plaque on the shell reads: "1952  This boat honors th 1952 Princeton University Heavyweight Varsity Crew that competed in the 1952 United States Olympic Rowing Trials, their esteemed fellow Heavyweight Crew Team Members and their admired Coach.

William V. Brokow '52          Bow
Donald P. Robinson '54       2
Brandon Hart '54                   3
Daniel M. Duffield '52           4
John C. Beck '53                   5
Charles L. Harper '52            6
Samuel L. Ertel '53                7
Theodore O. Osius '52          Stroke
Edgar M. Masinter '52           Coxswain and Captain
All of the other 1952 team members whose unstinting hard work, commitment and devotion to rowing for Princeton and to their team contributed so importantly to the achievement of excellence in Princeton rowing in 1952 and to the 1952 Varsity Crew's Olympic Trials opportunity.
Delos C. "Dutch" Schock          Coach
University of Washington '36

Gift of Margery and Edgar Masinter '52

Living History: Carter and Saunders' Reunion

President Jimmy Carter invited Dr. Hal Saunders, founder of Sustained Dialogue and Carter's Assistant Secretary of State, to Plains, Ga. this past April. We've heard their conversation was classified, so this photo will have to suffice!

A Man of God Who Rode for Freedom

Posted 2/6/2014

The February 5, 2014, Alumni Weekly publishes a fine tribute to our late classmate James W. Evans, under the heading, "A man of God who rode for freedom."  Jim was an Episcopal priest and a Freedom Rider in the 1960s who believed that "the faithful should do whatever they can to redress human suffering and world injustice."  The article includes police mug shots taken following Jim's arrest in Mississippi in 1961 for "breach of peace," a charge later withdrawn.  See pages 30-31 of the printed issue delivered to you this week, or go to the online Alumni  Weekly (above) and click on Jim's picture in the middle of the first page of the issue.

Countering Bias

Posted 2/6/2014

Also in the same PAW, Poss Parham '52 has a letter on "countering bias" in the "Inbox" on page 3, and Guy Hollyday '52 is quoted on page 4 with a recollection about George Mather and a tuba (or a sousaphone).