Class Notes 2007





Class Notes For December 12, 2007
(As submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)


POST-RETIREMENT. Reports from classmates all over the map address retirement, semi-retirement, or plans to retire soon. BANKS ANDERSON is now professor emeritus at Duke's medical school ending the active connection of his family and the school that began early in the last century. IRV COHEN has cut back his psychotherapy practice in preparation for full-time retirement by the end of 2007. BOB (ROBERT A.) JOHNSTON says life after leaving his medical practice involves "golf, bridge, (and) travel, mainly to visit children and grandchildren". BEN MOORE claims semi-retirement means fishing and hunting plus enjoying 18 grandchildren. BOB STOTT, a ceaseless traveler, has taken up bridge "to keep the gray matter alive".BILL TRULIO plans to retire within a year, "for the third time", from his architectural practice.


LONG-TERM PARTNERS. Marion and BILL GOUGH celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a luxurious cruise to the Mexican Riviera. We knew BOB HELLWARTH was still on the faculty of the University of Southern California (electrical engineering and physics). He reports now that his wife Theresia deVroom, is professor of English at Loyola-Marymount University in Los Angeles. Third member of their family is their son, William, "a full-time teenager". JOHN WEBER did not attend our 55th, and with good reason. His wife, Sally, was celebrating her 50th reunion at Mary Washington College in

Fredericksburg, Virginia, the first class reunion she had ever attended.



TIGER CUBS. BOB DOHERTY's oldest grandchild, Matt, is a new Princetonian, class of 2011. DOM TELESCO is so proud of his granddaughter, Chloe Wohlforth, that he reminds us that she graduated from Princeton two days after our 55th.



WEB GEM CORRECTION. The keepers of the Class Web site, with uncommon patience and tolerance, have reminded the Secretary, a computer dunce, that the correct '52 Web site address should read: www.princeton52.org.
Dan Duffield





Class Notes for November 21, 2007
(as submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)
KUDOS. Brown University reported that CHUCK CARPENTER received the nation's top award in academic internal medicine, the Robert H. Williams Award. According to the Brown press release, the award is presented annually to a "distinguished physician who has demonstrated outstanding leadership (in) internal medicine". Chuck's colleagues describe him as: "an incredibly generous mentor", and a "humanist who really cares about people". In addition to service at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and Johns Hopkins, Chuck worked in Calcutta, India for two years developing techniques to ease the suffering of cholera patients. For the last twenty years at Brown his work has focused on combating HIV in low-income neighborhoods and the Rhode Island prison system as well as in HIV/AIDS-ravaged areas in Africa. None of this is news to classmates who were present at our 50th Reunion when Chuck received a Distinguished Classmate Award.LEGACY. PORTER HOPKINS reported that DICK MACKSEY donated his manuscript and book collection to Johns Hopkins where he was a longtime faculty member. The collection of over 70,000 items valued at several million dollars will be a gold mine for future scholars.INTREPID BIRDMEN. WARREN BRUCE and GORDON LAMB reported separately that each has received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award in recognition of over 50 years of flying in which our classmates have kept the number of safe landings equal to the number of take-offs. Both are graduates of U.S. Navy flight training and have been flying ever since. These days Warren does search and rescue work off the North Carolina coast. Gordon does stunt and formation flying over Long Island as a member of the "New York Sky-Typers".ANOTHER WEBGEM. Class President STEVE ROGERS asks that E-mail devotees make sure that their current E-mail addresses are correctly listed in the website Directory at www.princeton52.org.Dan Duffield
Class Notes for November 7, 2007
(as submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)GREEN STAR. The Open Space Institute, a New York-based environmental protection group, awarded BARNEY McHENRY its 2007 Land Conservation Award. The organization cited Barney for four decades of work to protect "Hudson RiverValley landscapes, heritage and culture". The award was presented at the Institute's annual luncheon in New York City on April 26, 2007. JIM BAKER, Barney's Princeton roommate, was keynote speaker. At the same event, the creation of the Barnabas McHenry Hudson Valley Awards was announced, and the 2007 recipients named: three college and postgraduate students committed to careers in conservation and historic preservation in the Hudson RiverValley. Classmates supporting the McHenry Awards include: Jim Baker, DAVE PATON, CONNIE SIDAMON-ERISTOFF, and BOB WORTH.VINTNER EXTRAORDINAIRE. Luring BILL SEAVEY from his lovely home and prosperous winery in California's lush NapaValley last May, the Metropolitan Club of Washington, D.C. presented Bill as host of "a tasting of his award-winning cabernets and merlots". In its promotion, the club noted that a prominent wine critic had named Bill a "'rising star’ in U.S. wine-making". In his report, Bill pointed out that Jim Baker had been the speaker at a Metropolitan Club luncheon a few days earlier to discuss his new memoir and the work of the Iraq Study Group, which he co-chaired. The Class can take pride in our two distinguished classmates headlining separate events at one of Washington's most prestigious private clubs.REQUIESCANT-CORRECTED. The normally flawless Class Notes editorial operation threw a shoe in publishing the September 26 issue. The date of BOB ARNSTEIN's death was given as May 9, 2007. It should have read April 30, 2007. JACK McCUNE's death was not recorded. He died May 9, 2007 in Washington, D.C. (For a report on the impressive memorial service for Jack, see the October 10 issue.) The information on FRANK PEARD and ROBERT SMITH was correct.Dan Duffield
Class Notes for October 24, 2007
(as submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)

STILL GOING. The Class of '52 versions of the Energizer Bunny are CHUCK DEVOE and JOE HANDELMAN. As reported by GIL BOGLEY and ROGER McLEAN, Chuck took the 75 singles title and was a doubles finalist at the US Tennis Association Hard Court (age group) Championships in May. A month earlier, Joe was the oldest finisher in the annual Ludington 50 km road race in Carmel, New York. Joe grinds out the 31% miles every year, finishing not far behind runners ten years younger.LITERARY NOTES. We have heard from three Class authors. BUD FOULKE and his wife, Patty, are finishing a trilogy of visitors' guides to Colonial and Revolutionary America. The first volume covering New England was published last year. The second volume dealing with the Mid-Atlantic colonies will be out this year and the final volume in 2008. In an unusual project close to home, GEORGE NEWLIN has been selected by Princeton and the Princeton University Press to compile a revised Princeton Companion. The original, published in 1978, was a collection of articles about Princeton and all things Princetonian. The new version, drawing on George's considerable skills as researcher and compiler, will be sponsored by our Class and published in 2012, coinciding with our 60th Reunion. Finally, thanks to PHIL MAY, a marvelous DVD about the life and work of GEORGE GARRETT was distributed at our 55th. Phil writes that he can provide a copy to any classmate who did not get one in June. His address/telephone: 4401 Lakeside Drive #1002, Jacksonville,PL 32210; (904)389-6108.YALE GAME. The Yale game this year is at Princeton Stadium on November 10. As usual, there will be a pre-game picnic lunch in Jadwin Gym. A great opportunity to see classmates and support the team.Dan Duffield

Class Notes for October 10, 2007
(as submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)

ANNUAL GIVING '07. AG boss DON MALEHORN reported the success of our 55th Reunion campaign. The Class raised $2,250,181, an all-time record for 55th reunion classes, pushing our AG total to $24,396,495, the current record for donations since graduation by a single class. Our 80.3% participation tied that of '57 for highest among post-WWII classes. Don was quick to point out that '52 does well every year because of the efforts of some four dozen classmates led by the team of JOE BOLSTER, JOHN EMERY, and JAY SHERRERD.A TRIBUTE. CHIPS CHESTER, HARRY EMLET, COKE FLORANCE, BOB JIRANEK, BARRY LOPER, and GEORGE TOWNER all attended JACK McCUNE's funeral on May 16, 2007 at Washington's National Cathedral. Jack for 29 years taught at St. Albans School in Washington. Quiet, unassuming, and a gentleman to his fingertips, Jack was revered as a teacher, counselor and mentor. To honor him, over a thousand turned out, filling the nave of the cavernous cathedral and large parts of the side aisles. Chips estimated that Jack drew a bigger crowd than President Reagan's memorial service. Even more impressive were the eulogies by some of Washington's foremost citizens, testimony to the lives Jack influenced by his intellect and concern for others. Bob Jiranek wrote: "The Class of '52 has lost a quietly towering figure."HARVARD GAME. The Tigers and Cantabs tangle October 20, 2007 at Harvard Stadium. ROGER McLEAN writes that there will be a '52 table in the Tiger Tent next to the stadium. Come early, meet classmates, and fortify yourself for the rigors of game with genuine New England clam chowder. WEB GEMS. President STEVE ROGERS announced that the new address for the Class web site is www. princeton52.org . Be sure Steve or VP JOHN CLUTZ has your correct E-mail address.Dan Duffield

Class Notes for September 26, 2007
(as submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)

Some loose ends that space limitations pushed out of the Reunion Class Note.RELIEVING THE WATCH. An important moment in every major Reunion is the changeover in the elected leadership of the Class. At the luncheon on Friday, June 1 our former Vice President, STEVE ROGERS, took over from HAL SAUNDERS as our new President. Passing the Nassau Hall bell clapper appropriated in September 1948 to the new President (on the left) symbolized the change. The incoming Vice President is JOHN CLUTZ who earned a Distinguished Classmate Award for his 15 years of service as Class Treasurer. His successor as our CFO is RUDY LEHNERT, a rookie Class officer. Rounding out the group of elected officers is your Secretary who reenlisted and was approved by the Class for a third term.ERRATA. During his tenure the Secretary has labored to spell classmates' names correctly. After two error-free terms, the 55th Reunion Class Note was a disaster with four name errors. Mea culpa and apologies to the following: to QUINCEY LUMSDEN for overlooking the "E"in his first name; to Nancy KEGERREIS for overlooking the "E" in her last name; to Priscilla HILDUM for calling her Patricia; and to Latie - not Katie - McLEAN.REQUIESCANT. The family advised that BOB ARNSTEIN of Bainbridge Island, Washington died on April 30, 2007. BARRY LOPER reported that JACK McCUNE died on May 9, 2007 in Washington. DC. DIZ GILLESPIE sent word that FRANK PEARD died in Boston on May 25, 2007. The Class learned that ROBERT SMITH of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania died on June 28, 2007.Dan Duffield



Class Notes for July 18, 2007
(as submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)

OUR GLORIOUS 55TH. Our Class contingent numbered over 330, led by 150 Classmates, a record for a 55th Reunion, and 13 Class Associates with a good crowd of wives, other family and friends. The weather held up, save for a little thunder and lightning Friday night, and the event was well worth the 55-year wait.HEART AND SOUL. A successful Reunion is all about people. It begins with planners who make sure everything works right. Once again, MARY and BILL MURDOCH were our trail bosses, preparing for and running the show. BRUCE COE handled housing. Barbara COE planned the headquarters set-up, including recruiting and training the matchless student staff. RUDY LEHNERT was transportation captain. PUT BRODSKY helped plan activities at the headquarters, and with HOBY KREITLER, helped JOE BOLSTER set up our part of the P-rade. JOHN EMERY and BARRY LOPER concentrated on attendance with Annette MERLE-SMITH working to bring in Class Associates. LEIGH SMITH did all our artwork including the dancing '52 tigers who have embellished all our Reunion literature. JOHN CLUTZ, the budget guru, worked late hours to assure we broke even.FORUMS, A CAPSULE, AND TOURS. Friday's events featured the '52 Forums, discussions about the impact of higher education on our lives. Moderator HAL SAUNDERS teamed up with ROGER BERLIND, WALT CRAIGIE, TOM LEARY, QUINCEY LUMSDEN, JOHNPEAK, DAVE SMITH, and GEORGE STEVENS. Later, moderator PHYLLIS OAKLEY's panel included Stephanie ABBOTT, Ellen AMAN, Patty CLUTZ, Nancy KEGERREIS, Jean LOPER, and Latie McLEAN. At lunch, the '52 Time Capsule, conceived and implemented by ED TIRYAKIAN, was turned over to the University Archivist to hold until the 50th Reunion of our grandchild Class of 2002. After lunch, Annette Merle-Smith put on her docent's hat and conducted a tour of the UniversityArt Museum.REMEMBRANCE AND AWARDS. At Saturday's Memorial Service, Revs. SAM VAN CULIN and JIM EVANS presided with Hal Saunders serving as Lector. Readers of the names on the '52 roll of honor were Priscilla HILDUM, ROGER McLEAN, Annette Merle-Smith, GEOFF NUNES, PAUL PIRET, and Hal Saunders. Choral music, as it has been since 1992, was provided by our Class Choir, augmented by women from the University Chapel Choir. Conducted by Margaret EVANS, the choir consisted of GEORGE AMAN, John Clutz, TOM DAUBERT, Jim Evans, Margo FISH, CHARLIE HARPER, JOHN HELM, BRUCE JOHNSON, Sally KREITLER, COLIN McANENY, Jeanne and BRUCE MACOMBER, JIM MELCHERT, POSS PARHAM supported by progeny Kaya and Greg, CHARLIE SHRIVER, Lois and DAVE SMITH, PAUL TROUTMAN, Sam Van Culin, TOM VINCENT, and ALLEN WEST.Saturday evening, after the incomparable P-rade, was time to assess classmates' awards. Outside the Class, the Princeton Varsity Club presented DICK KAZMAIER its Citizen Athlete Award for 2007. The Friends of Princeton Track gave the Larry Ellis Alumni Award to Joe Bolster. John Emery received the Alumni Council Award for service to Princeton. At our headquarters, we applauded 11 recipients of Distinguished Classmate Awards: well-known agronomist RANDY BARKER; the founder of STRIVE, SAM HARTWELL; "a role model for our Class, for Princeton and for the nation", Dick Kazmaier; and ace student recruiter TED McALISTER. Honored for service to Princeton and '52 were John Clutz, DAN DUFFIELD, Barry Loper, DON MALEHORN, Roger McLean, Mary Murdoch, and Poss Parham. These awards will be the last of the Distingished Classmate citations.Dan Duffield

Class Notes for May 9, 2007
(as submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)
REUNIONS, MAJOR & MINOR. It's not too late to get on board for our 55th Reunion. We now have 142 classmates returning, along with eight associates (widows of deceased classmates) and, as usual, a crowd of wives, children, other family members, and companions. Looking forward to the off-year mini-reunions, our schedule for the next three years is: 2008 in Charlottesville, Virginia; 2009 in San Antonio; and 2010 in Boston.FUTURE GENERATIONS. The odds are very short that a conversation with any one in his fifty-fifth year after graduation will soon turn to grandchildren. Notes from classmates follow the same pattern. Dan Baker reports the arrival of two new grandchildren in one week last fall. He has them pegged for the Class of 2028, the year of our 76th Reunion. John Birkelund says his oldest grandson is bound for Harvard. With eight younger grandchildren, John speculates that at least one could be a future Princetonian. Dave Freeman writes he is looking forward a few years until his grandchildren put on their "stripes" - presumably Tiger stripes. Jay Sherrerd advised that his second granddaughter, Class of 2010, is a candidate for Princeton's top-ranked women's rowing program. And Dom Telesco tells us with pride that his granddaughter, Chloe Wohlforth, whose dad was lost at the World Trade Center on 9/11, will pick up her Princeton degree in June.TALENTED LADIES. Two classmates reported that their daughters are recent authors. Holt published The Dressmaker, a first novel by John Birkelund's daughter, Elizabeth Oberbeck. Porter Hopkins' oldest daughter, Alix, in conjunction with The Trust for Public Land, brought out Groundswell, an account of six successful public-private conservation projects.
Dan Duffield


Class Notes for April 18 , 2007
(as submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)

ALUMNI DAY. Benign weather on Alumni Day, February 24, encouraged a turnout of about 1500 alumni. Our activities began with an Executive Committee meeting Friday after which about three dozen adjourned for dinner at Windrows, a retirement community outside Princeton, the new home of our hosts, Bill and MaryMurdoch. Guest of honor was our newest honorary classmate, Janet Dickerson, shown here flanked by Class President Hal Saunders (left) and Vice-President Steve Rogers (right). [The photo is on the Home Page.] After dinner, Janet, University Vice-President for Campus Life, gave a brief talk about today's Princeton students. On Saturday, the '52 delegation of 30-plus filled three tables at the Alumni Day luncheon in Jadwin Gym. We were happy to see two Class "kids" cited in the program for contributions to the University. Bob Doherty's son, Kelly '81, helped lead his class in raising well over five million dollars in its 25th reunion Annual Giving campaign. Jay Sherrerd's daughter, Anne *87, is Chair of the Graduate Alumni Relations Committee of the Alumni Council. After lunch and the awards ceremony, we went to the University Chapel for the Service of Remembrance. This year 23 deceased classmates were honored. George Aman ably represented us in the procession of classes which lost members during 2006.ELECTION NOTICE. President Saunders announced the day before Alumni Day the single slate of nominees to serve as Class officers from our 55th to our 60th Reunion. Nominated are: for President, Steve Rogers; for Vice-President, John Clutz; for Secretary, Dan Duffield; and for Treasurer, Rudy Lehnert.Dan Duffield

Class Notes for April 4 , 2007
(as submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)

HONORS. Thanks to Jerry Canter, we have learned that Bill Carey has been a major donor to Johns Hopkins University in his native city of Baltimore. As a result of Bill's generosity, Johns Hopkins recently established the Carey Business School. As a metter of record, Bill was with us on campus for two years before moving on to Penn's Wharton School for his baccalaureate degree. Nevertheless, he has never missed a class dues payment, has been a generous supporter of Annual Giving, and is a frequent "re-uner", most recently at our 50th.

ARTISTS AT WORK. Classmates continue to make contributions to our cultural heritage. In the case of Jack Ball, it is documentary films produced for an interesting list of clients. Completed last fall was a film for the U.S. Navy. Moving on from there, Jack began work in January on a film for the Vatican, a sequel to an earlier production, In the Steps of Peter. Denizens of Cape Cod know full well that Hyannis Port will never be confused with California's Napa Valley as a center of American viniculture. On the other hand, it is Bruce Johnson's home town, and he is co-author with Christine Ansbacher of Secrets from the Wine Diva. Bruce writes that it is "in book stores everywhere".

RENEWAL. From Mitch Mills comes the happy news that he has remarried. His first wife, Betty, died from Parkinson's disease in 2002. Three years later, Mitch married Sabyna Sterrett whose previous husband also had been a victim of Parkinson's. The couple live in the retirement community of Greenspring in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Springfield, Virginia.

Dan Duffield


Class Notes for March 21 , 2007
(as submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)

CLASS HONORS. The Alumni Council advised that '52 has won the 1898 Trophy and the 1928 Trophy for class gatherings during the year ending June 2006. The 1898 award goes to the class with the highest percentage of members attending any gathering other than Reunions. The 1928 prize is for the largest number attending a class gathering outside Princeton. We had 80 classmates (13.75 percent of the class) at Mini XXI in San Francisco. The Class now has won these two awards twice in the 2002-2007 quinquennium; the other occasion, Mini XVIII in Washington, B.C. in May, 2003.

CLOSE CALL. Two classmates started out from Princeton to attend Dick Pivirotto's funeral but never completed the journey. Thereby hangs a tale. Barbara and Bruce Coe and Bill Murdoch were on the upper reaches of the Jersey Turnpike en route to the funeral. Bruce was at the wheel, Barbara beside him, and Bill in the back seat. Without warning, a large passenger van passed them on the right and then swerved in front of them. The impact was severe enough to activate all the airbags and later cause the car to be declared a total loss. Nonetheless, injuries to the occupants were minor cuts and scrapes. Bill attributed their good fortune to two factors: Bruce's quick reaction to steer the car away from the van, avoiding what would have been a head-on collision; and the tank-like sturdiness of Volvo sedans. The car was a mess, but the occupants walked away.

WHERE CREDIT IS DUE. Space limitations precluded earlier acknowlegement of Joe Bolster's assistance in covering Dick Pivirotto's funeral. Joe filed a detailed report on which 90 percent of the account in Class Notes (March 7) was based. Our thanks, as always

Dan Duffield


Class Notes for March 7 , 2007
(as submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)

GOING OUT A WINNER. The class learned from John Emery that Dick Pivirotto died January 8, 2007 in Greenwich, Connecticut. On Friday, January 12, a reception followed by a funeral eucharist was held at Christ Church in Greenwich. More than 700 mourners filled the church. The Princeton delegation was headed by senior administration officials and former trustees. Classmates on hand included Roger Berlind, Joe Bolster, Brantz Bryan, Joe Handelman, Chuch Hemminger, Bruce Johnson, Dick Kazmaier, Tom Knight, Hoby Kreitler, Don Malehorn, John McGillicuddy, Roger McLean, John McShane, Hal Saunders, Jay Sherrerd, and George Stevens.

The two-hour service featured the 23rd Psalm, the singing of Amazing Grace, and a reflection about Dick's life eloquently delivered by his son, Rick '77. As the service went on and for the next two days, a University flag flew at half-mast over the tower of East Pyne Hall, a customary tribute to distinguished members of the University community. At the request of Dick and his family, the Class of 1952 headed the list of honorary pallbearers, a salute to all of us from a staunch member of the class.

Dick's strong attachment to his classmates was never expressed with more feeling than in a note last fall. Aware that he was seriously ill, he wrote: "The battle is far from over, but knowing that an army of '52 has joined the fight, I feel emboldened and strengthened. Thank you, one and all."

REQUIESCANT. Hale Bradt reported that Bob Chalmers died December 24, 2006 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. From Phil May we learned that Gil Stockton died December 28, 2006 in Jacksonville, Florida.Dan Duffield

Class Notes for February 14, 2007
(as submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)

AT HIGHER ALTITUDES. Last June, Roger Berlind picked up his fourteenth Tony award. Three months later, he sent a note with his Class dues payment saying - I'm not making this up - "I wish I had some news. I keep doing the same thing, putting on plays and musicals." Turns out his current endeavor is a "backstage murder mystery musical comedy" which Roger assures us is "very funny". Despite his surpassing self-effacement, Roger may well be called on stage next June to pick up another Tony. Now a mediator, Charlie Renfrew has been engaged by the states of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia to help iron out an old water rights dispute. As complex as such issues can be, this one becomes even trickier when one contemplates the names of the subject watercourses. Try saying Appalachicola, Chattahoochie, and Tallapoosa ten times as fast as you can. Even so, Charlie is pleased by the good will among the parties and the progress made thus far.FAREWELL TO AN OLD FRIEND. Elliot Forbes, long-time conductor of the Harvard Glee Club, directed our Freshman Glee Club and, in our senior year, the University Glee Club before moving on to Harvard. Classmates from the Glee Club had stayed in touch ever since, most recently a few years ago when Stokes Carrigan visited him in Cambridge. A note from Al West advised that Elliot Forbes died last winter. Al attended a packed memorial service on February 25, 2006 celebrating Elliot's "talent, kindness, and enthusiasm for music and people".REQUIESCANT. From Lucius Wilmerding, the Class learned that Preben Scheutz of Fredensborg, Denmark died on November 18, 2006. Lefty Thomas called to report that Buzz Berckmans died November 25, 2006 in Coconut Grove, Florida.Dan Duffield

Class Notes for January 24, 2007
(as submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)

WELL DONE. Our classmates' recent accomplishments prove once again that '52 is making its mark. Cliff Barr still plays squash at the national championship level in his age group, winning it all in 2005 and reaching the finals this year. John Birkelund joined the board of directors of the world-renowned Frick Collection. Our honorary classmate, Mary Murdoch, received the Alumnae Board Award from her alma mater, Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. Robert ter Horst, a modern languages scholar, has taught at five universities, most recently the University of Rochester. He writes that he delivered the 2006 Fordham Lecture on Cervantes, enlightening his audience on "Cervantes' secular scripture". Fred Mann reports that he was elected to the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame. Our Valedictorian, Bob Hellwarth, is reputed to have received only first group marks ("ones") during our undergraduate years, decades before grade inflation. For the past 25 years he has been Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics at U.S.C. Now comes word from Roy Lawrence

WANDERLUST. Classmate tourists were on the road or the high seas, often with the same destinations. The spectacular scenery of the Dalmatian coast drew Miriam and Bill Carson who joined a Princeton group viewing the historic coastline from a sailing ship. Bill said the star of the show was our honorary classmate, Caryl Emerson, who gave lectures on the history of the area. Bob Stott traveled to Dalmatia as well when he wasn't "dodging hurricanes" in his Florida home. And Chappie Wagner, despite undergoing pulmonary rehab, and taking oxygen 24 hours a day, also toured the Mediterranean. His tour group calls itself the "sea puffers". Chappie says it's the "trips that keep us going and 'above ground'".

America's largest state, Alaska, drew a crowd. Jay Sherrerd took his whole family - eleven in all, covering three generations, ages eight to 76 - on an Alumni College cruise to Alaska's awesome southern coast. En route to and from, Jay took time to visit Kitty and Eric Merrifield and Barbara and Jim Crutcher in Seattle. Sandy Zabriskie served as travel guide for a trip to central Alaska. His group included Ray Baldwin, Dave Kass and their wives. When not visiting Alaska, Ray made a 400-mile bike tour of Montana and Alberta. Relieved that he finished the journey without a fall, he was inspired by the sight of "purple mountain majesties". For his part, Sandy left Alaska behind to take his family - all 23 of them - on an ecology cruise along the Costa Rican coast.

Farther afield, the indefatigable Ed Tiryakian stopped off in Seoul, Korea en route to Beijing. Korea today is a far cry from the war-torn country many of us saw over 50 years ago. Ed says the country today is "dynamic", "urban", and "industrialized" with Asia's largest international airport and, soon to be completed, the world's tallest office building at 120 storeys. Farthermost from home, in the world's most relaxed and scenic environment, was Matt Werth who took an 80th birthday cruise to Polynesia. From his description of the luxuries of the cruise ship and the beauty of the islands, it is a wonder that Matt was persuaded to leave paradise.

REQUIESCAT. From a Princeton friend, the Class learned that Kim Sparks died October 30, 2006 in Cornwall, Vermont. that Bob has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Elected at the same time was some fellow from Arkansas named Clinton, William J. Bob clearly is in the big leagues. Dan Duffield