Class Note 1935

I can’t believe I will soon be 100 years old. My body says this is the case but inside of that body is a 20-year-old still trying to plan for a bright future.

Ed Reich just celebrated his 100th with a big party in Florida to which I was invited, but the trip from California, where I live, would have been too much for me. Ed had and is having a good life, which he deserves.

Irv Sager is getting along just fine. We had a long talk about what is going on at Dartmouth and we both agree that it is a disgrace that the College or the town of Hanover has not cracked down. Sadly I do not recommend to anyone that they apply to Dartmouth. I am no longer proud to say that I am a Dartmouth alum even though I am proud to be an alum of the Dartmouth I was a part of.

Another subject we discussed was the corruption that has become the fabric of our society. The American College Dictionary has a definition of capitalism as the concentration of capital in the hands of a few, or the resulting power or influence; and a system favoring such concentration of wealth. We cannot continue to hide our heads in the sand. I again ask Dartmouth to host a new constitutional convention. We need a fresh approach to our concerns.

Lest we forget, “Vox clamantis in deserto.”

Irv Sager, Ed Reich and yours truly look forward to the future.

Edward Gerson, 2400 Mariposa West 3A, Laguna Woods, CA 92653; (949) 829-8400;

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