Class Notes 2008


  Class Notes for December 17, 2008
As submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly

SHERRERD MEMORIALS. A new research building housing the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering and the Center for Information Technology Policy has been named Sherrerd Hall in honor of JAY SHERRERD. The building, funded by the Sherrerd family foundation, houses two academic areas of special interest to Jay. Its site off Olden Street behind the Mudd Library and facing the Friend Center is on the boundary of campus areas devoted to the social sciences and engineering, highlighting its dual academic purposes. Sherrerd Hall is scheduled for formal dedication in the spring of 2009. Our class has honored Jay by funding a memorial stone in the south wall of the University Chapel. The memorial, whose installation was orchestrated by JOE BOLSTER, reads: "John J. F. Sherrerd '52, Class President and Charter Trustee, Inspiring leader and devoted alumnus, He lifted our sights and our hearts, Given by his classmates".

HARVARD WEEKEND. Class activities on October 24 centered around the Executive Committe  meeting and the class dinner hosted by BILL and MARY MURDOCH. We inducted ANNE SHERRERD *87, Vice-President and President-designate of the Alumni Council as our newest honorary classmate. After dinner, resplendent in her speciallY tailored, Class reunion jacket, Anne spoke eloquently about how Jay's devotion to Princeton inspired her own, even though she took her undergraduate degree at Yale before coming to Princeton for her master's degree in architecture. In recounting her father's accomplishments, she choked up once or twice as did many of her listeners. The next day, a few classmates braved the cold and wet weather to watch Harvard and Princeton in a close, hard-fought game in which the Crimson prevailed in the end.

FAREWELL. JOHN GEER and ROGER McLEAN reported that they attended the memorial service for LARRY ANDERSON in Killingworth, Connecticut on August 23, 2008. AL ELLIS was also on hand to represent the Class.



Class Notes for November 19, 2008
As submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly

ONE OF A KIND. GEORGE GARRETT died May 26, 2008. On September 22. The University of Virginia, where George was Hoyns Professor of Creative Writing from 1984 until his retirement in 2001, held a memorial service in his honor. About 100 attended the observance in the University Chapel. President John Casteen of UVA spoke first, introducing 13 speakers, nine of them writers, the rest friends and George's son, also named George, who made concluding remarks. A reception at President Casteen's home followed the ceremony. Our Class was represented by MARTY BATTESTIN, UVA English professor and George's longtime colleague, BOB JIRANEK, and PHIL MAY.

Marty told me he was invited to speak but refused because he was sure he would break down before he could finish. Bob observed that the affection that everyone on hand felt for George was palpable. The man those present remembered was, in the words of Irv Broughton, a former student and lifelong friend, a "great writer ... someone who not only writes extremely well, but writes a lot". George was a "triple threat", "master of the short story, a master of the novel, and an outstanding poet". He wrote 30 books himself and edited another 30 or so. The speakers at his memorial made it clear that he was a brilliant teacher and revered mentor as well. Yet when asked by a reporter in 2002, "What accomplishment are you proudest of?", his answer was: "Tackling a Heisman Trophy winner in midfield."

Bear in mind that George was in the rear ranks of our freshman football squad and later earned his stripes in two seasons with the 150lb team. He was also known to embellish the truth for effect. Neither DICK KAZMAIER nor George's other teammates may remember the incident, but his answer tells us that everything about Princeton remained important in George's life to the end.

REQUIESCAT. DAVE FREEMAN of Commack, New York died May 1, 2008.



Class Notes for November 5, 2008
As Submited to the Princeton Alumni Weekly

HONORED. STEVE ROGERS reported that Virginia's Arlington County awarded GEORGE TOWNER the Bill Thomas Park Service Award. The citation recognized that George, shown here displaying his award, has made substantial contributions to parks and recreation in Arlington. He led the way in providing facilities, training, and
encouragement to young soccer players and cofounded the Arlington Soccer Association in 1970..

HEALTH & WELFARE. As we plod along to our eighties, many of us deal with the infirmities of advancing years. ROGER McLEAN contends with macular degeneration and attendant loss of vision. His doctor is upbeat about his treatment, but Roger must rely on his wife, Latie, to do "all the driving". JAY MASTER and FRED SCHUMACHER each went under the knife, in Jay's case followed by "a series of nasty chemotherapy treatments". Jay's doctor finally declared him "free  of all signs of esophagal cancer". Fred's surgery also revealed no traces of cancer.
GEORGE BUXTON reports he has "outlived (his) skeletal system" and had to retire after 40 years as an anesthesiologist. Four decades after commanding a Special Forces company in Vietnam, BUD GILLETTE was plagued by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. PETE MUELLER heard about Bud's plight and offered to treat him with an experimental drug Pete and a colleague found could provide dramatic relief from PTSD. Bud volunteered to follow Pete's regimen and now characterizes his reatment as "superb".

OVERDUE. The item about DICK RIORDAN's restaurant chain (Class Notes October 22, 2008) failed to mention that the relevant newspaper article was submitted by JAY MASTER. Suffice to say, we on the Right Coast would have been ignorant of Dick's latest venture were it not for Jay's eagle eye. Gracias, amigo.


Class Notes for October 22, 2008
As submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly

AND NOW, RESTAURATEUR. DICK RIORDAN, is, among other vocations,
entrepreneur, bibliophile, politician, and public servant. He has now made his mark
 on the Southern California restaurant scene as owner of five eating places. The Los
Angeles Times says none of these places are "within a couple of miles of gourmet",
 but all do "spectacular business", one of them grossing over $14 million a year.
Dick has assembled this mini-empire over the past 25 years. His prized acquisition
 was a downtown diner where he was reading a book with his after-breakfast coffee.
 As a result, he was asked to take his book elsewhere. He bought the place, not as
 retribution, but because he sensed that a restaurant worried about table turnover
 times at breakfast would be a good investment. Described as an "inveterate tinkerer",
 he talks of combining five more local restaurants to take advantage of cooperative
 marketing, once again displaying his uncanny ability to look beyond the horizon.
 Thanks to Jay Master for the Los Angeles Times piece.

GIFT THAT KEEPS GIVING. In contrast to Dick Riordan's high visibility, STANLEY
 SEEGER can be hard to find. He lives in Europe, and we don't see him often at
Princeton gatherings. Thus, his important contributions to the University are not well
 known. From a recent New York Times article, we learned that Stanley's $2 million gift
 for Hellenic studies has grown over three decades to $33 million. His grant now
supports: thirteen courses in Greek language, culture, and history; 90 trips per year to
 Greece for students and faculty; new teaching positions in Greek studies; and the
acquisition of an important collection of rare Greek coins. Stanley never sought credit for
 his gifts to Princeton. Thanks to CLIFF BARR, who sent in the Times piece, we can
give credit to a concerned and generous classmate.

REQUIESCAT. The family informed us that JIM EAKIN died August 11, 2008 in
 Fernandina Beach, Florida. See his memorial on the Memorials Page.


Class Notes for October 8, 2008
(As submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly

PATRON. Our classmate GERRY ANDLINGER made headlines by attacking the issues
 of energy and global warming head-on. Already donor of a $25 million gift to build the
 Andlinger Center for the Humanities, he has now pledged $100 million for an energy
 research center at Princeton. Research areas will include sustainable energy, improved
carbon management, and energy efficiency - in effect, recipes for a better future. Gerry's
 generous gift to Princeton, aimed directly at a serious, current problem, deserves a
standing ovation.

VOCATIONS, AVOCATIONS, ETC. During the past year, classmates reported their
 current activities. FRED ATWOOD has retired from his law practice and post as U.S.
 Magistrate Judge on Long Island. BEN MOORE, also an attorney, says he is "still
working, but not hard" in Charleston, South Carolina. GORDON LAMB works
"almost full time" as an investment banker in New York. JACK BALL, veteran
producer of documentary films, wrapped up a television special on the Vatican's North
 American College. GEORGE LAMBRAKIS still teaches international relations in
 London. With a Foreign Service tour in Iran in his dossier, George has appeared in
 panel discussions on Iranian television. BILL MACILVAINE retired after eight years
 on the Naples (Florida) City Council with praise from all sides for his accomplishments.
 FRANK SPARROW, retired from his medical practice in Wilmington, North
Carolina, devotes his time to interviewing applicants to Princeton. Frank doubts he
would make the admissions cut today. AL GILGEN, psychology professor emeritus in
 Iowa, reported that this winter in the Hawkeye State was tough. When not shoveling
 snow, Al worked on his latest psychology text. Among our athletes, CLIFF BARR,
 back on the squash court in Boca Raton, Florida after missing the 2008 championship
 season, has high hopes for 2009. Finally, JOE HANDELMAN ran his annual
50-kilometer road race near his Westchester, New York home and, as usual, was first
 in his age group.


Class Notes for September 24, 2008
(As submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)

ANNUAL GIVING. Checked in with Class Agent DON MALEHORN for his take on Annual Giving. The Class continued its record of success as our dollar total, $517,775 led all classes not observing a major reunion. Our 415 donors fell 13 short of the 80% goal. Nonetheless, our participation percentage was tied for third place among all classes. Campaign leadership for '52 underwent a major turnover in 2008. Longtime stalwarts JAY SHERRERD and JOHN EMERY had to be replaced. The "new guys", ED MAS- INTER , in charge of "the critical few" major donors, and BARRY LOPER, organizer of the "SWAT team" calling effort, did us proud. And Don still could rely on JOE BOLSTER for a maximum effort. Backed by some 40 callers, this year's leadership quartet again put '52 in the record books. As we knew it must before long, our supremacy among all classes in total Annual Giving dollars (some $25 million) this year was overcome by a younger class.

WINNERS. Pictured here are 55th Reunion co-chairs BILL (left) and MARY MURDOCH holding, respectively, the Alumni Council award for "innovation" and the Class of 1912 Trophy for attendance percentage at our 55th. Note the coincidence that the Class of 1912, donor of the attendance trophy, was the donor also of their reunion jacket pattern of orange, black, and white stripes, worn here by Bill and Mary, to '52 at our 40th.
(The picture noted above is shown on the Home Page of this web site)

REQUIESCANT. ADRIAN ANDERSON of Tullahoma, Tennessee died on April 9, 2008. THOMAS COOK of Carlsbad, California died on May 28, 2008. STUART SMITH of Potomac, Maryland died June 18, 2008. Don Malehorn reported that JOHN POPE of San Jose, California died June 29, 2008


Class Notes for July 16, 2008

(As submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)

JAY 52. So read the Pennsylvania license plates of JAY SHERRERD, one of our most distinguished classmates, the most distinguished when his contributions to Princeton and the Class of '52 are counted. About 700 came for his memorial service on April 19, 2008 at the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, a service which touched on all aspects of Jay's remarkably productive life. There were eulogies from family, friends, a college roommate, a business partner, and a fellow Princeton trustee, as well as beautifully sung musical tributes by Jay's granddaughters, Alexandra Arader '08 and Michelle Arader '10. As moving as the service had been, its conclusion was a hit - a rendition of classic Princeton songs by an ensemble from the University band. Twenty-six classmates and honorary classmates attended, almost all in striped Reunion jackets. Most notable was University President and honorary classmate, SHIRLEY TILGHMAN, who honored Jay by wearing her striped jacket and honored us by sitting in the midst of the '52 contingent near the front of the church.

CLASSMATES/HONORARY CLASSMATES AT SHERRERD MEMORIAL

George Aman Jack Joyce Bill Murdoch
Joe Bolster Dick Kazmaier Mary Murdoch (HC)
Stokes Carrigan Hoby Kreitler George Newlin
John ClutzRudy Lehnert Geoff Nunes
Jim DavisDon Malehorn Don Oberdorfer
Chuck DeVoe Bob McLean Hal Saunders
Dan Duffield Roger McLean Charlie Schaefer
Al Ellis Eric Merrifield Hank Sherk
George Hambleton Shirley Tilghman (HC)


FIFTY-SIXTH REUNION. The celebration for our Class began midday Friday (May 30) when we received two Alumni Council prizes for our 55th, one for attendance percentage, the other for "innovations" in organizing the reunion. That evening, a crowd of 32, including 20 classmates, was treated to a lavish buffet dinner at the home of MARY and BILL MURDOCH. As a sign of the times, we had all gone home by nine PM. We learned on excellent authority that the younger classes partied until two-thirty AM when the bartenders and musicians called it quits. The next day the P-rade was threatened by a washout when the heavens opened about noon, and the rain fell hard for over an hour. The weather cleared; the P-rade kicked off on schedule; and the rain held off until the graduating seniors brought up the rear. In the intervening three-plus hours, the P-rade was seen by long-time marchers like JOE BOLSTER as one of the largest and most enthusiastic in the past half-century. Our own delegation numbered but a dozen striped jackets. Nonetheless, the Tiger cheers for '52 were repeated all along the route of march from classes in the mid-fifties to the seniors of the Class of 2008 who greeted our tiny contingent with a full-throated roar. A small but memorable off-year reunion.


CLASSMATES/HONORARY CLASSMATE SIGNED INTO 56TH REUNION

George Aman Dick Kazmaier Bill Murdoch
Joe Bolster Rudy Lehnert Mary Murdoch (HC)
Put Brodsky Barry Loper George Newlin
Stokes Carrigan Quincey Lumsden Steve Rogers
Bill Carson Don Malehorn Hal Saunders
John Clutz Bob McLean Charlie Schaefer
Dan Duffield Roger McLean Sam VanCulin
Joe Handelman Lucius Wilmerding

HONORARY CLASSMATES. Four honorary classmates were prominent on Friday of the Reunion weekend. First was Mary Murdoch, who with her husband, Bill, co-chairs of our 55th, accepted for the Class the 1912 Trophy for attendance percentage among older classes, and the Alumni Council award for innovation "that expanded the dimension of Reunions". At the same luncheon meeting of the Alumni Council our honorary classmate, Shirley Tilghman, praised the contributions to alumni education made by Professor CARYL EMERSON, Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and winner of this year's Alumni Council award for excellence in alumni education. Finally, on Friday afternoon. the Class Executive Committee by unanimous voice vote approved PRISCILLA HILDUM as our newest honorary classmate. Priscilla was recognized for compiling and editing the unique collection of 81 Class wives' stories, Our Lives: A Generation in Transition, a copy of which has secured a place on the shelves of Harvard's vast library system.

REQUIESCANT. BARRY LOPER reports that JOEL STONE died in Concord, Massachusetts on February 2, 2007. The family advised that RUDY OTTERSEN died on April 30, 2008 in Neenah, Wisconsin. PHIL MAY called to say GEORGE GARRETT died in Charlottesville, Virginia on May 26, 2008.



Class Notes for June 11, 2008
(As submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)


MINI XXII. A crowd of classmates, wives, associates, and friends (115 in all, including 59 classmates) descended on the bustling university town of Charlottesville, Virginia, April 10-13 for Mini-Reunion XXII. The theme was the evolution of the U.S. Constitution. The group heard from scholars in the field as well as from JIM BAKER, respected on all sides for his skill, integrity, and even-handedness. There was a chance to meet "re-enactors" playing the roles of Thomas Jefferson and Princeton's James Madison, class of 1771. We also toured the homes of these two Presidents, Monticello (Jefferson, of course) and Montpelier (Madison). In a fascinating session, we listened to Presidential tapes, not only the notorious Nixon versions, but also from FDR, Kennedy, and other chief executives. Finally, from a noted analyst on the University of Virginia faculty, we heard predictions for 2008: bright for Dems, cloudy for the GOP. None of this happened without a lot of hard work. Credit for the concept and supervising the details goes to our president, STEVE ROGERS. GEORGE TOWNER kept the books, and JIM WRIGHT, assisted by his wife, Joan, was resident point-of-contact in Charlottesville. Providing important assistance were: Ruthe BATTESTIN, WALTER CRAIGIE, Susan GARRETT, BILL KAPPES, DON OBERDORFER, Kent ROGERS, Carol and HAL SAUNDERS, and PEYTON WEARY.

... AND BEYOND. Our coordinator of mini-reunions, TOM DOSDALL, provided the gathering at Charlottesville with details for the next two minis. Mini XXIII will take place in San Antonio, Texas from April 30 through May 3, 2009. Trail bosses for this Lone Star event are BILL HEALEY and TED McALISTER. Boston will be the site of Mini XXIV June 10-13, 2010. ROGER McLEAN presides over the Bay State organizing committee.

REQUIESCANT. JAY SHERRERD died April 9, 2008 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. The family of LARRY ANDERSON reported that he died April 20, 2008 at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.


Class Notes for May 14, 2008
(As Submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly

ORGANIZATIONAL FIX. STEVE ROGERS appointed coordinators for regional Class activities: ROGER McLEAN, New England; CHARLIE SCHAEFER, Philadelphia; GEORGE TOWNER, Washington, D.C.; and ED TIRYAKIAN, Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Steve will gladly accept volunteers in other locations.

HEALTH NOTES - POSITIVE. REINHARD LOOSCH relates that he underwent colon surgery in 2006 from which he has successfully recovered. FRANK SPARROW marked five good years since heart transplant surgery. DAVE BUTLER narrowly avoided kidney failure because of a blood disorder and then underwent surgery to remove a subdural hemotoma (a blood clot pressing against the brain). After all that, Dave says he feels, "Just fine, thanks." DUNC STEPHENS has learned to love his pacemaker. Finally, PUT BRODSKY, M.D., claims to have stayed "reasonably healthy" since our 55th.

FAMILY MATTERS. ART CHRISTENSEN and his wife, Peg, happily celebrated their 50th anniversary last fall. BUD GILLETTE's three sons combine worldwide interests. Bruce is a general manager for Qatar Airlines. Christopher is a TV news producer with AP who works mostly in Latin America. John is a trader specializing in emerging markets with Lazard Freres in New York. Frank Sparrow counts 12 grandchildren of whom the youngest celebrated his first birthday a few months back. JOHN SPRAGUE reports his granddaughter, Whitney, is an All-American swimmer at the University of North Carolina. The likely class champion great-grandfather, MAL CLELAND, now counts seven great~grands

MOVES. GERRY ANDLINGER to Aspen for its beauty and consequent peace of mind. GIL BOGLEY escapes the Michigan winters in Quail Creek, Arizona. FRED MANN's new home in New Zealand is completed, ready for the Manns "to use it to extend our summer, thanks to the opposite seasons". JIM ROCKWELL counts three Tigers in his retirement community near Medford, Oregon. ARNOLD BARNES now calls Sudbury, Massachusetts home. BILL TRULIO migrates with the seasons between Annapolis, Maryland and San Francisco.


Class Notes for April 23, 2008
(As Submitted tothe Princeton Alumni Weekly)

IN MEMORIAM. ED TIRYAKIAN reports that over 200 friends and family gathered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on February 2, 2008 to honor BURT WEISS. Classmates on hand included BOB DOHERTY, BOB EBY, BOB JIRANEK, PAUL LINDSAY, BEN SALER, AL SLOAN and Ed Tiryakian

POSTHUMOUS HONOR. Bob Doherty reported that Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner ordered flags at state facilities to be flown at half-staff for three days after LAIRD STABLER's death on February 24. The tribute honored Laird's service in the legislative and executive branches of state government and his exemplary contributions to the Delaware community as a private citizen.

RECOGNITION. More from PORTER HOPKINS, who covers Baltimore and environs for '52 like a space-age vacuum cleaner. His most recent item concerns BILL CAREY, honored in December by the trustees of Gilman School as the "major donor and force behind the extensive renovations of Carey Hall" at the famed Baltimore prep school. Bill's interest here seems to be twofold: first, as a Gilman alumnus; and second, as grandson of a school founder.

BELLES LETTRES. Reports from three classmates of their most recent literary accomplishments. BUD FOULKE saw the culmination of six years work as an editor and contributor with the publication 1ast sprinq of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History. NICK CLIFFORD, retired historian who specialized in the Orient, collaborated with his wife, Deborah, also an historian, on The Troubled Roar of the Waters, an examination of how the horrendous 1927 floods in Vermont were reflected in American life in the 1920s. Finally, from BILL BAILLARGEON an announcement that he has been placed in charge of the personal library of the legendary aviation tycoon, William E. Boeing. Not merely a custodian, Bill's responsibilities center on developing "a bibliographical profile" of Boeing. Bill's note concludes that it is "a privilege to have this assignment".


Class Notes for April 2, 2008
(As submitted tothe Princeton Alumni Weekly)

ALUMNI DAY 2008. "A wintry mix" held down the size of the Alumni Day crowd at the Alumni Association luncheon in Jadwin Gym. Of interest to '52 were the recognition of Anne SHERRERD *87 as Vice Chair of the Alumni Association and honorary classmate PETE CARRILL as mentor and inspiration for John W. Rogers '80, this year's Woodrow Wilson Award winner. At the Service of Remembrance in the Chapel, President STEVE ROGERS represented the Class as we honored 10 classmates who died in 2007 and one not previously honored who died in 2005.

DEATH ON THE NILE. The tomb and mummy of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, discovered in 1925, have been the source of much of our knowledge of ancient Egypt and, at the same time, of questions about his death. For 80 years, Egyptologists were baffled in attempts to determine what killed the young king. Into the investigation in 2005 stepped BEN HARER, an OB-GYN specialist and past President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Ben's "other vocation" is Egyptologist, for which he was recognized by the Explorers' Club as a National Fellow in 1992. With these impeccable medical and archaeological credentials, Ben studied CT scans of Tutankhamun's body, noted differences between the king's mummy and those of other royal corpses of the period, and concluded that the young king died of a crushing blow to the chest, most likely from the kick of a chariot horse. Ben reported his findings in the journal Minerva Sept/Oct 2007. When not enjoying retirement in his home in Seattle, Ben, as he has for 26 years, will probably be found working at a Brooklyn Museum "dig" in Egypt.

REQUIESCANT. MIKE CAREY and BOB DOHERTY reported that LAIRD STABLER died February 24, 2008 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Please note that the date of death for RAMSEY BRONK should have read December 30, 2007.)


Class Notes for March 19, 2008
(As submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)

COMMUNITY SERVICE. ART CHRISTENSEN advised that DICK PIVIROTTO, in addition to honors received for distinguished service to the University, has been recognized posthumously for distinguished service to the community. Dick, a member and later chairman of its board of directors for three decades, was cited as "instrumental in transforming Greenwich Hospital into a regional healthcare facility". In his honor, the hospital has given Dick's name to its healthy living center.

INNOCENTS ABROAD. Last May, our cavalry troop, veterans of trail rides on six continents, rode along the Atlantic coast in southern Portugal. Our class caballeros shown here: BOB JIRANEK(left) and CHIPS CHESTER.

RARE SOUND. Bill Vanden Heuvel '56 sent a clipping from the Sunbury, Pennsylvania Daily Item about CHARLIE PHELPS. For years, Charlie has served as custodian and performer on a rare John Wind organ. Made in Lancaster County almost two centuries ago, the organ has been housed in the Priestly Memorial Chapel in Northumberland since the eighteen thirties. In addition to caring for this instrument of which only two are known to exist, Charlie performs at a monthly service in the chapel.

REQUIESCAT. PHIL McMASTER reports that RAMSEY BRONK of Oxford, England died December 31, 2007.

In October, ED MASINTER and BILL LONG found that each had signed up (perhaps urged on by their wives) for Signor Giuliano Bugialli's cooking school not far from Florence, Italy. Here we see the two culinary novices, Bill (left) and Ed, tending a pot of polenta.


Class Notes for March 5, 2008
(As submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)

REUNION AWARDS. All who attended thought our 55th was fabulous. Now the Alumni Council has validated that opinion. In a letter to STEVE ROGERS, the Council notified us that '52 won two awards, one each for quality and quantity. The first was for "innovation{s) that expanded the dimension of Reunions". Three features of our 55th were cited: provision of a quiet living space at headquarters; the 1952-2002 time capsule; and the book The Women of '52 Tell Their Stories. Our Class also won the 1912 Trophy (in honor of the class that passed their unique Reunion jacket design to us at our 40th) for highest Reunion attendance among classes at least 50 years out. Our numbers last June constituted 29 percent of the Class.

A GOOD DEED REMEMBERED. In Korea a half-century ago, BARNEY McHENRY befriended his artillery battalion's Korean interpreter, Ik Hoo Choi. After returning to the States, Barney arranged for and sponsored Choi's entrance to the U.S., then helped him further his education, culminating in his graduation from Columbia. Choi became an American citizen and lived here until his death last November. Acccording to PORTER HOPKINS, who passed this story along, Barney and Choi remained close friends, often coming to Maryland's Eastern Shore for birdshooting with Porter. Thanks, Barney, for a generous deed. Few of us can match your magnanimity.

FAMILY PROJECT. A letter from JIM DAVIS describing a unique family project is herewith quoted in full: "Jim and Elda Davis, their three children, their children's spouses, and their five grandchildren are showing 26 paintings, all dripped and dribbled in the style of the late Jackson Pollock, in a ”Fami1y Exhibition" in the University of Pennsylvania’s Burrison Gallery." Jim also wrote that if the Secretary did not want to include this gem in Class Notes, he was given leave to "throw it out". No chance of that.


Class Notes for February 13, 2008
(As submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)

WANDERLUST. About twice a year it is time to report the travels of our itinerant classmates. Closest to home was DAVE SMITH who left Houston by car in late May, attended our 55th, then returned home the long way via upper New York State, Maine, New York City and Ohio. Highlights in addition to the Reunion: Lois Smith singing with her church choir in Carnegie Hall and a family reunion in Ohio. Gloria and PHIL MAY sailed on a trans-Atlantic cruise to Bermuda, the Canary Islands, Madeira, Portugal, and Spain before landing in the U.K. at Southampton. ARNOLD BARNES traveled to Russia. IRV COHEN was off to China in October after earlier trips to Mexico, western Europe, the Baltic states, and Russia. ED TIRYAKIAN, who is always on the move, most recently returned from Romania and Bulgaria. Kent and STEVE ROGERS spent a week and a half this fall in Armenia. PAUL PRESSLER returned in May from a trip that took him first to Qatar and then Mongolia. Paul figures his list of foreign countries visited is now near 100.

Rev. TED MARTIN in the past five years has traveled for the Campus Crusade for Christ to Mexico, Turkey, Sudan, India, Singapore, Thailand, and Mongolia. BOB STOTT gets around, last year to the Far East, principally Thailand. At an elephant training camp, Bob had a playful encounter with one of the "trainees" which he survived with his sense of humor and body intact. The most exotic locale visited was Tahiti and Polynesia where Murrell and MATT WERTH cruised for eleven days.

REQUIESCANT. The family reported that DONALD A. EDWARDS of New Braunfels, Texas died October 23, 2007. Ed Tiryakian notified us that BURT WEISS died December 9, 2007 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Peggy WAGNER told us that CHAPPlE died in Alexandria, Virginia on December 29, 2007.


Class Notes For January 23, 2008
(As submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly)

AN ENDURING MARK. DICK PIVIROTTO, one of the wheel-horses of our Class and a major actor on the University scene for decades, died almost exactly one year ago. Now, thanks to the generosity of two generations of the Pivirotto family, Princeton will have a monument to Dick designed to last two centuries. The December 12, 2007 issue of the Alumni Weekly included six pages of photographs showing the gorgeous new Whitman College, and rising above the rest of the complex is Pivirotto-Murley Family Tower. The Murley name is for Bob Murley '72 and his wife, Mimi Pivirotto Murley '76. Bob Murley has already compiled a distinguished record of service to Princeton, capped by his appointment as co-chair of the newly launched Aspire capital gift campaign. The line continues with Dick's granddaughters, Mimi Murley '07 and Megan Murley '10.

OF DISTINCTION. STEVE ROGERS sent along a notice from the Federal Trade Commission that TOM LEARY was scheduled to receive the FTC's Kirkpatrick Award on December 6, 2007. Torn served eight years as an FTC Commissioner, and the award recognized his distinguished service in that office. DAVE SMITH provided a news item from Houston stating the Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana announced establishment of the Judge PAUL PRESSLER College of Law. A subsequent note from Paul said that he was "quite excited about the honor". Notes from JOE BOLSTER and ROGER McLEAN pointed out that on November I, 2007, JOE HANDELMAN became a member of the New Rochelle (NY) Sports Hall of Fame and will be honored with a plaque at City Hall. Joe's citation records his superior academic achievements from high school through business school at NYU. As for running, Joe began in elementary school and never stopped, competing in an estimated 1200 races including both the Boston and New York City Marathons, altogether running some 66,000 miles. Scholar, stalwart worker for the Class, and indefatigable competitor, proof of which is in this photo of the honoree (See the PAW for photo). Another senior athlete, CHUCK DEVOE, writes that he paired with his former Princeton teammate, Gerry Thomas '51, to take the National Clay Court 75 doubles in Washington, D.C. last September. Finally, Dave Smith from Houston again, reports that JIM BAKER will have to make space in his trophy room for yet another award. The Houston Chronicle named our classmate the Ultimate Dinner Partner - Male, saying, "He just can't help being the most interesting guy at the table."


HARVARD GAME. Watching the Tigers being thumped by Harvard probably wasn't much fun. However, Roger McLean reports that he and nine other classmates had an enjoyable lunch before the game at Harvard Stadium. On hand, along with wives and_various family members, were REED HARTEL, BRUCE JOHNSON, Roger McLean, GEOFF NUNES, KIRK PARRISH, LEIGH SMITH, LEFTY THOMAS, GEOF TICKNER, BOB WARREN, and ALLEN WEST. Geof Tickner may seem geographically out of place in this group, the rest of whom would need a couple of hours at most to drive to the game from home. Geof, who lives on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, claims a daughter in the Boston 'burbs, thereby leveraging a visit to the grandchildren into a place at the table and a seat in the stadium.

SAVE THE DATES. Two of them to be exact. First comes the mid-winter Alumni Day on February 23. Second is Mini-Reunion XXII in Charlottesville, Virginia, April 10-13. Details are forthcoming via snail and E-mail.
Dan Duffield