Class Announcements: 2010
12/24/10 -- Lawrenceville School reports that John R. (Jack) Smart '52 died on August 12, 2009. Click here for an obituary on the Memorials Page.
12/23/10 -- The Princeton Club of New York, on behalf of Chairman John Moore and his Mini XXV/NYC Committee, has sent a letter on to all who have expressed an interest in attending the April 28-May 1 mini-reunion in the Big Apple. The letter includes the schedule and the registration form and other information on the mini.
12/3/10 -- Click here to see news on the Class News Page of Hal Saunders receiving The American Academy for Diplomacy's Annenberg Award for Excellence in Diplomacy.
11/21/10 -- Click here to see Class Notes for 12/8 on the Secretary's Page. Mentioned are Fred Alling, Pat Russell, Duncan Stephens, Irv Cohen, Phil McMaster, Fred Mann, Bob Warren, Dick Billings, Lucius Wilmerding, Harry Brightman, Gil Bogley and Henry Worthington.
10/27/10 -- Click here to see Class Notes for 11/3 and 11/17 on the Secretary's Page. Mentioned on 11/3 are Mary & Bill Murdoch, Hoby Kreitler, Don Malehorn, Stokes Carrigan, Peter Homans and Walter Ramsay. Mentioned on 11/17 are Walt Culin, John Moore, Dief Diefenbach, Al Ellis, Marshall Keating, Bill Gough, Ansel Gould and David Sykes.
10/19/10 -- Henry M. Worthington died on September 13, 2010. Click here to see his obituary on the Memorials Page.
9/30/10 -- Click here to see obituaries of Peter Homans, Walter Ramsay and David Sykes on the Memorials Page. Thanks to Rudy Lehnert for finding them.
9/26/10 -- Click here to see Class Notes for the 9/22 and 10/13 issues of the PAW on the Secretary's Page.
9/22/10 -- A lawyer in Utica, NY e-mailed John Clutz news of the death of classmate David W. Sykes on September 14, 2010.
9/18/10 -- Dan Duffield has just learned from the University of the deaths of classmates Peter Homans on May 30, 2009 and Walter Ramsay on August 26, 2010. More information to follow.
9/16/10 -- Led by Joe Bolster, Don Malehorn, Ed Masinter and Warren McCabe, 1952 made a strong contribution to Princeton's outstanding Annual Giving results for FY 2010. Click here for details on the Annual Giving page.
8/5/10 -- Bud Foulke, John Geer and Tom Leary have agreed to serve on the Class Executive Committee for the next three years. Click here to see the new membership list on the Class Leadership page. The ExCom covers a wide range of responsibilities as the list shows.
7/15/10 -- Frederick R. Schumacher '52 died on May 29, 2010. Click here for remarks on the Memorials Page.
7/12/10 -- Classmate John Chapman (Chips) Chester Sr. died in Washington, DC on July 9, 2010. Click here for his obit on the Memorials Page.
6/25/10 -- Click here for Class Notes for the July 7 issue of the PAW on the Secretary's Page. Noted are Bill and Mary Murdoch, George Aman, Rudy Lehnert, Jack Ball, Joe Bolster, Stokes Carrigan, Barry Loper, Ted McAlister, Al Pittis, Steve Rogers, Hal Saunders, Shirley Tilghman, Howard Zucker and Poncet Davis.
6/17/10 -- Click here for a report on Mini XXIV in Boston on the Reunions Page.
6/5/10-- Click here for a detailed report on the Connections Page of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network (SDCN) summit held at Princeton in March and underwritten in part by 1952
6/2/10-- The University told Dan Duffield that classmate Poncet Davis, Jr. died on April 24 in Bal Harbour, Fl. Click here for his obit on the Memorials Page
6/1/10-- The following 18 classmates, honoraries and wives were seen at the P-rade for our 58th reunion on May 29; George Aman, Jack and Anne Ball, Joe and Tink Bolster, Stokes and Dianne Carrigan, Rudy Lehnert, Barry and Jean Loper, Ted McAllister, Bill and Mary Murdoch, Al Pittis, Steve and Kent Rogers and Hal and Carol Saunders.
5/3/10-- Click here for Class Notes for the May 12 and June 2 issues of the PAW on the Secretary's Page. Noted on May 12 are Roger McLean, Connie Sidamon-Eristoff, Ray Baldwin, Fred Schumacher, John Moore, Ansel Gould and Todd Thayer Johnson and on June 2 are Jim Baker, Al Gilgen, Hale Bradt, Jim Davis, Jack Blessing, Phil May, Bob Zabel, Dom Telesco, Mark Crane and Mike Carey.
4/24/10-- Signups for the Boston Mini are up to 101. Click here for the list.
4/22/10 -- We have learned of the deaths of classmates Howard S. Zucker on August 28, 2007 and Todd Thayer Johnson on March 11, 2010. Click here for information on the Memorials Page
4/9/10 -- Classmate Michael M. Carey III died on April 1. Click here for his obituary on the Memorials Page.
4/7/10- - Click Here forClass Notes for the April 7 and 28 issues of the PAW on the Secretary's Page. Noted on April 7 are Bill Murdoch, John Clutz, Lovett Baker, Dave Smith, Bruce Johnson, Jim Baker, George Heyer, Robert A. Johnson, George Towner and honoraries, Mary Murdoch, Annette Merle-Smith and Anne Sherrerd. Noted on April 28 are Bud Foulke, Hal Saunders, Steve Rogers and honorary Janet Dickerson.
4/7/10 -- 100 Classmates, Wives, Associates and Friends are signed up for the Boston Mini. Click here for a list on the Reunions Page.
3/29/10 -- The Daily Princetonian carried an article on the tenth anniversary meeting of the Sustained Dialog Campus Network sponsored in part by the Class of 1952. Click here to read the article on the Class News Page.
3/23/10 -- Stokes Carrigan has sent a fascinating account of his life on an Australian cattle ranch. Click here for his piece on Class News.
3/17/10 -- 88 Classmates, Associates and Friends are signed up for the Boston Mini. Click here for a list on the Reunions Page.
3/13/10 -- Classmate Ansel Gould died in Washington, DC on March 11. Click here to access an obituary on the Memorials Page.
3/8/10 -- Click here for Class Notes for the March 17 issue of the PAW. Classmates mentioned are Coke Florance, Fred Mann, Roger McLean, Charlie Schaefer, Ed Tiryakian, John Moore, Roger Berlind, Bill Carson, Bob Diefenbach, John Geer, George Gowen, Malcolm Graff, Marshall Keating, Bob McLean, Bob Worth, Connie Sidamon-Eristoff, Ben Moore and Tom Herbert.
3/2/10 -- Click here for a list of early sign-ups for Mini XXIV in Boston on June 10-14. See who's coming.
2/15/10 -- Denise Johnson sent the following:
Service for Lovett Baker was held in Houston on Thursday February 11th with class members Jim Baker, George Heyer, Bobby Johnston and Bruce Johnson in attendance. Jim delivered a loving remembrance of shared childhood memories with his cousin and Bruce recalled over fifty years of continuous contact with his roommate ? testament to the bonds forged at Princeton.
2/10/10 -- Lovett Baker '52 died on February 7 in Houston. TX. Click here for his obituary on the Memorials Page
2/6/10-- Classmate Thomas W. Herbert died on December 6, 2009. Click here for his obituary on the Memorials Page.
1/23/10 -- Click here for Class Notes for the February 3 and 24 issues of the PAW. Classmates mentioned on February 3 are Ed Masinter, Connie Sidamon-Eristoff, John Clutz, Ben Moore, Jack Skeel, Don Jack, Mal Cleland and Geof Tickner. Mentioned on February 24 are Stokes Carrigan, Hobey Henderson, George Aman, Jim Armstrong and George Dayton.
1/21/10 -- Click here for the forms and information on the Reunions Page for Mini-Reunion XXIV to be held in Boston June 10-13.
1/20/10 -- Click here for the Treasurer's report for the six months ended 12/31/09
1/8/10 -- Classmate George Dayton III died on November 18, 2009. Click here for notes on the Memorials Page
Class of '52 was a co-sponsor with the office of student life of the
University of the 10-year anniversary meeting of the Sustained Dialogue
Campus Network, reported below in the Daily Princetonian..NEWS | Campus Life | March 29
Sustained Dialogue marks decade
By Anne Lee
Published: Monday, March 29th, 2010
President Tilghman discusses the significance of open conversation over the weekend.
150 students, administrators and alumni from 13 schools gathered on
campus this weekend for dialogue about dialogue. Ten years after
Sustained Dialogue formed on campus, 10 other colleges, a law school and
a high school have opened their own chapters. At this weekend’s summit,
representatives from these groups — which are all members of the
Sustained Dialogue Campus Network — celebrated the movement’s 10th
anniversary as they shared communication techniques and leadership
strategies. Students and administrators said they were excited by the
organization’s growth over the past decade and looked forward to an even
greater impact in the future.
Sustained Dialogue’s beginnings
his freshman year, Teddy Nemeroff ’01 said he encountered a campus
fraught with racial tensions — but with no appropriate forum in which to
discuss them. As a U-Councilor on the USG, he focused on race issues
and attended various campus events relating to race but decided that a
more concrete approach was merited. When he approached administrators
and student leaders at the Third World Center, now the Fields Center, he
realized that individuals had "totally different perceptions of what
the problem was and couldn’t agree on what needed to be done,” Nemeroff
To offer a solution, Nemeroff and then-USG member David Tukey
’02 founded SD, based on a conflict resolution methodology developed by
Hal Saunders ’52. Saunders, who joined the University’s Board of
Trustees during the end of Nemeroff’s freshman year, is a retired U.S.
diplomat who was involved in Cold War negotiations and the 1970s Camp
David Peace Accords.
Saunders, Nemeroff and Tukey wanted to see
whether Tukey’s sustained dialogue methodology — which aims to improve
discussions by building relationships between participants — could be
applied to college campuses. In the spring of 1999, Saunders gave a talk
about his methodology and the group launched its first workshop. The
following academic year, Nemeroff said, the first two discussion groups —
which included members of the USG and University administrators — were a
"really intense and amazing experience for everyone who participated.”
the fall of 2000, SD groups opened to all students. Groups later formed
on other campuses, starting at the University of Virginia and Dickinson
College. Today, there are 650 active participants and 3,300 program
alumni. The University’s chapter has roughly 20 moderators and 115 total
participants, said Osahon Okundaye ’12, the group’s president.
‘Dialogue as a way of learning’
presentations and breakout groups at the weekend’s conference,
participants focused on how to lead campus dialogue programs and help
group members develop leadership skills.
President Tilghman, who
participated in sustained dialogue discussions for two years, welcomed
the students in a speech on Saturday. Tilghman thanked the founders and
subsequent leaders of the organization for the "legacy they left
behind,” noting that "issues centered around race in this country are
still profoundly vexing.”
Tilghman said that "colleges are places
intended to do two things … to stimulate capacity for civil discourse in
our society and to allow students to discourse with individuals whose
fundamental experiences are different from your own.”
she said, is "to be able to have the imagination, the creativity and
also the experience” to enable oneself to, in the words of African
American studies professor Cornel West GS ’80, " ‘imagine yourself in
someone else’s skin.’ ”
Tilghman stressed the importance of "dialogue
as a way of learning,” which she said cannot be accomplished solely in
Janet Dickerson, the vice president of campus life and
a former SD participant, said in an interview that SD was instrumental
to her work. Because of the experience of students in her SD groups, she
"was able to take some action working on issues of equity and fairness”
to address concerns about socioeconomic diversity on campus, she said.
She recalled that the establishment of the Office of Disability
Services, which works to improve the campus experience for disabled
students, stemmed from an SD conversation.
forward, SDCN is working to expand to other campuses around the world.
It has started preliminary initiatives at the National University of
Science and Technology in Zimbabwe and the Addis Ababa University in
Ethiopia. SDCN has hired five staff members, including Amy Lazarus as
executive director, and is conducting a strategic review.
really at an exciting point in organizational history, where we’re
looking back at the last 10 years and celebrating that, and looking
forward,” Lazarus said.
Reginald Galloway ’11, a former president of
SD, said "the summit was highly successful because we had a lot of
participants from different schools, and everyone learned about the
potential impact SD could have.”
Participants in the summit from other colleges voiced similar opinions.
Lephew of McDaniel College said his "experience has been great,” and
Ashley Ortiz, a John Fisher College student, said she has "so many new
things to share with my SD board members.”
Moving forward, Dickerson
said she hopes SDCN "continues its trajectory of growth” by
collaborating with other campus groups and extending its scope to each
Alexis Morin ’12, a current SD member, said she
was impressed by the alumni turnout for the event, adding that "it’s
really impressive that SD made such an impact that people came back to
celebrate [the 10th anniversary].”
Carrigan spends about half his time in Australia where his wife, Diane,
who is an Australian large animal veterinarian, inherited a 23,000 acre
cattle station (ranch) recently. The following is a fascinating
vignette of their life there.
Life in Australia
Having arrived in AU on Dec. 26, we have been here for a little more
than 2 mos. and considering all our numerous activities, it seems more
like 2 years. In order to try and make some money with this
enterprise, Diane is expanding the size of the herd both by buying
cattle and growing calves into cows so they can breed more calves. We
have reached the point where we can be tougher about weeding out
(culling) the unproductive (not pregnant) cows or ones whose personality
(cantankerous) don't fit in with our quiet cows. What this means for
us is a lot more work with the cattle. I have probably ridden more so
far on this trip than all the other ones combined. The days blend
together and I lose track of them. The mail man comes twice a week on
Tues. and Fri. so that helps, also my daily pill box.
I can't go back and tell you everything we've done, but the last couple of days will give you a sample.
Thurs. (2/25) we spent the day at a cattle auction where Diane bought
23 cows with calves. The next day the newly bought cows and calves
were delivered and we sprayed them with a chemical to kill any ticks
they might have on them. We do this as a precaution on newly acquired
cattle, but our main herd is tick free and we no longer have to use
chemicals on them. On Sat. morning I reported that a critical watering
trough had gone dry because the float valve was corroded and stuck.
After we had walked several kilometers along the creek (Well Station
Creek) to see if there was any water holes with water in them, we
returned to the trough to see if we could fix the valve. A screw
driver and hammer helped but, because it was nearly empty, we decided
to clean out several inches of sludge. That took until early
afternoon. After a late lunch we went to the "yards" which are like
pens or corrals where we process cattle. This involves "catching" each
one in a head bale, branding them with oure brand (2CC) and snapping a
numbered ear tag in their left ear. Because we started late, we didn't
finish until 8:15.
The last hour or so was night time and we were aided by the light
from a nearly full moon, the headlights from the car, and a torch
(flashlight). Lat dinner obviously.
next day (Sun. 2/28) we drove for three hours to pick up a horse float
(trailer) and a young bay gelding named Tiger (guess who requested
that). We had sent him off to a horse breaker to be trained. We got
home about supper time.
Now for some general comments. We
have a new puppy, named Samantha. She's cute and extremely
mischievous. She comes from good stock and should become an excellent
We have had some pretty good rain for growing grass and
all the paddocks are overflowing. I can't say the same for our seven
dams. The ground is pretty wet. So we need a hard steady rain that
will run through the dam catchments and fill them up.
Most of the news we get from the 7 o'clock report is about AU but we do get snippets regarding the US.
I gather the big issue continues to be the Health Care Bill. My vote
would be to tell the Republicans to go jump and ram it through. The
Repub's only motivation is to defeat Obama on this for political
purposes and perhaps to play cozy with the health insurers.
yes! I forgot to mention that about a week and a half ago we totaled
our Toyota Land Cruiser when we ran head on into a cattle truck. The
air bags deployed, the seat belts held and we were lucky as hell. When
Diane reported it to the local police, he asked about what we were
driving. When she told him, he said that's why you are still alive.
We were coming home from a trip to Brisbane
and driving on a one lane gravel road that runs through our property.
Because the rivers were up, we took this route, but then so did
several others including the truck. The problem with single lane roads
(and I have thought about this many times) is when you come to the
crest of a hill you can't see if anyone is coming up the other side.
This is what happened to us. We know the driver of the truck (he used
to muster for Diane's aunt). After the crash, his bull bar was being
held by one bolt, otherwise no further damage to his vehicle and he
drove it away. Our car was a mess - bull bar back into the engine, the
hood curled up. The most important thing is that we lived through it.
I didn't have scratch. Diane's ear, jaw, and chest got zapped by the
seat belt, we think, and she is recovering. Now she is searching for a
used replacement (can't afford a new one).
I hope you are all well and surviving winter. I've got to go and tend to some cattle.
There is a well-founded admonition - Be Careful What You Ask For.
said in my last e-mail that we need a hard, steady rain. It is now
two in the afternoon and we have had a hard, steady rain since 8 o'clock
last night. And it hasn't stopped yet. Before, when we have gotten 1
1/2 to 2 inches, we think we have struck gold. SO FAR, we have gotten
Creek is flooded and completely over its banks. The cattle yards are
awash with water running through them about a foot deep. The one dam
that we can see behind the house is overflowing. Certainly the other
six are also. This raises a potential problem. Because they are all
earthen dams, if the wall is breached they can be destroyed or severely
damaged. Hopefully, the overflow channels will let the excess escape.
When we can get out to check on the property, we'll find out their
status. In the meantime, we hope the several cows and horses that are
down at the yaeds can get to high ground. Diane and I spent a couple
of hours this morning wading in water halfway to our knees trying to
move them. They have swum the creek, but we are not going to do that.
Now there is not much more that we can do.
Addendum to the addendum
I wrote the first e-mail on Mon. afternoon. (Mar. 1) I wrote the second on Tues. (Mar.2) I am writing this one on Thurs. (Mar. 4)
rain has stopped. We officially (via rain gauge) got a fraction over
6 ins. The creek has gone down but the rivers have not, so we can't
go into town or beyond. (At our first river crossing the water is
reportedly 30 feet over the bridge.) On Tues. Diane and I walked to Lake Diane
our newest and, by far, biggest dam. The water was about 2 feet from
the top and it was flowing out through the overflow (as designed) about
40 feet wide. The dam had not been breached and we breathed a sigh
of relief. We assume from this that the rest of the dams are okay.
We have bought a new car but it is in Brisbane and we are here at the station. Now we are trying to figure out how to pick it up.
And life goes on in the Australian bush. I hope and trust that all of you are well.