But for the Herculean efforts of Frank Gould, turnout at the upcoming October 11-13 fall mini-reunion in Hanover figured to be quite light—coming so soon after our 60th, and with the Lyme Inn, our usual haunt, jacking its rates into the stratosphere. But Frank, reunion organizer extraordinaire, has met the challenge.

Frank presented his 2019 plan on a late winter class officer phone call. On the line were John Trimble in tropical Florida and Dave Bradley in minus-something Hanover. The others were Sam Smith, Mike Simberkoff, Jack Bennett, Gersh Abraham, Walt Vail, Hal Bernsen and yours truly.

This year we’ll shift to the Marriott Courtyard, near the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Frank has negotiated a block of rooms at special rates. The Saturday night banquet there will be served by five-star-rated Maple Street Catering of White River Junction, Vermont. Frank’s also arranged for frequent shuttle service to and from Hanover. We can also view Friday’s Dartmouth Night festivities from the Hanover Inn while munching snacks in a room just off the lobby. Saturday’s class meeting and pre-game tailgate party at Dave’s office are walking distance from the football game against Yale.

Skip Coggin writes that he loved the colorful Hood Museum reopening photos in the February Sound & Fury. He and Liz are wintering in Naples, Florida.

Ward Burian has published a second book, The Creation of the American States. Check out excerpts on Amazon. He and Martha alternate between residences on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Virginia, where Betsy Jo and Jim Spence are Williamsburg neighbors.

Steve Quickel, 411 North Middletown Road, Apt. F-310, Media, PA, 19063; steve58@quickel.net

Somewhere—perhaps in a presidential tweet from John Trimble—I read that the great class of ’58 numbers 440 or so, but is projected to end 2019 at precisely 414. Is that why Pete Olsen just sent me wisecracks about “playing the back nine?”

Two well-earned Williamson awards were presented at the October 26-28 mini-reunion in Hanover—to Jack Bennett and Mel Alperin. Mel’s was accepted in absentia by Mark Alperin ’80, as his dad recovered from hip surgery.

Five classmates need to be remembered.

Rudolph Struever of Greenville, Ohio, died on June 17, 2018. A sociology major, he belonged to the DCU, DOC, and International Relations Club.

Carter Elwood of Ottawa, Ontario, died on September 22, 2018, following an accident. A Ph.D. in Russian history, he taught at Carleton University, wrote nine books, including The Non-Geometric Lenin, and owned four Siberian huskies.

Larry Shaw of Seattle, his hometown, died on September 23, 2018. With an L.L.B. from Washington, he practiced general law; with an L.L.M. he specialized in estate planning and taxation. He loved to fly and sail.

Mike Dikman of Roslyn, New York, died on October 7, 2018. A graduate of Cornell Law, he was a handball hall-of-famer who won 23 national titles. He was also a talented magician who performed before the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers the night before he died.

Richard Reycroft of Pembroke, New Hampshire, died on October 25, 2018. A botany major in Hanover and avid gardener, he was a budget supervisor for the State of New Hampshire. He enjoyed woodcarving and genealogical research.

Steve Quickel, 411 North Middletown Road, Apt. F-310, Media, PA, 19063; steve58@quickel.net

Blame it on an uncooperative calendar. The October 28 deadline for this column falls on the weekend of our Homecoming mini-reunion in Hanover, so new news and views from classmates gleaned thereat will have to wait for the next Class Notes column two months hence. Alas.

If past is prologue, those of us who couldn’t be there missed a lively Saturday class dinner at the Lyme Inn, arranged by Frank Gould and presided over by John Trimble. Not to mention the pre-Harvard game brunch hosted by Dave Bradley following the class meeting, where Sam Smith and Mike Simberkoff debuted in their respective new jobs of vice president and treasurer. Homecoming postscript from John: The weather was “awful” and the Green “won a squeaker” over Harvard.

We have three departures to report since our super 60th reunion in June. One is the tragic death of Bob Gilges and his wife, Carroll, in a flash flood last spring on their way home from a family function in Virginia. Bob retired in 1995 after a distinguished career in management consultancy at KPMG.

John Kavanagh sends word of Dan Palant’s passing on August 18, 2018, of complications following a fall at his home in Lexington, Massachusetts. The musically adept Dan was John’s roommate in Hanover and lifelong buddy. His tribute to his pal will appear in the next Sound & Fury newsletter.

The most recent death notice from Hanover informs us of Stephen Jay Wilson’s September 6, 2018, passing from causes unknown in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Steve spent his career in the paper industry, where he served in a series of top-level corporate positions.

Steve Quickel, 411 North Middletown Road, Apt. F-310, Media, PA, 19063; steve58@quickel.net

Reverting to his traditional role, 60th co-chair Frank Gould will be hosting the ’58 mini-reunion during the October 26-28 Homecoming Weekend, as this column, written in August, reaches you. It’ll feature Friday’s post-bonfire to-do at Lewiston Depot in Norwich, Vermont, and Saturday’s class meeting at the Black Center in Hanover and the pregame tailgate at Dave Bradley’s nearby law office, and after the Harvard football game, the gala class banquet at the Lyme Inn. Late-deciders, contact Frank or treasurer Mike Simberkoff, per Frank’s “Go Big Green” July mailing.

Speaking of the fall mini, class veep Sam Smith proposes changing its timing permanently to an earlier, warmer, leafier, less-congested early October date. John Trimble has Sam’s proposal on his meeting agenda for this year’s mini. The consensus in an August conference call of class officers and committee chairs was keen on Sam’s idea. That call, by the way, marked John’s kickoff of his laudable, unprecedented presidential second term. Wah-hoo-wah, John!

Other takeaways from that conference call (which occur at least bimonthly) included an affirmation of class solvency, even after the on-budget cost of June’s super 60th reunion; a reminder to remember the Class of 1958 Scholarship Fund in our wills; recognition of the multiple roles still played by Ralph Manuel (memorial books, Williamson awards, etc); and an excellent suggestion by Hal Bernsen to publicize administration contacts for classmates with grievances about the College and how it’s run today. Take note, Frank Gado, Cack Bittner,and others.

See future “Beef Box” sections of The Sound & Fury.

Steve Quickel, 411 North Middletown Road, Apt. F-310, Media, PA, 19063; steve58@quickel.net

What with recovering from June’s fabulous 60th reunion and sorting through classmate photos and post-reunion reflections, I darned near missed my late June deadline for this DAM column. It would have been the first time in 10 years as class secretary, 60 columns going back to 2008. Happily, the magazine saved some space for the class of ’58 column.

Gersh Abraham and Frank Gould deserved every ovation they received for organizing and overseeing the reunion. Attendance broke above 150, higher than expected. The weather was great, in sharp contrast to the rain-soaked 55th reunion that forced then-reunion chair Larry Weltin to continually revise his events. Pete Kelsey officiated at a moving memorial service for departed ’58s. Hal Bernsen’s post-reunion sojourn in Woodstock, Vermont, was a huge success. John Trimble presided over an orderly class meeting in 105 Dartmouth, at which Sam Smith was elected vice president and Mike Simberkoff was elected treasurer to replace retiring predecessors Norm Sylvester and Jack Bennett. John and yours truly will continue as class president and secretary. More to come in the next jam-packed edition of The Sound & Fury. Dr. Sam’s sex talk played to a packed auditorium of ’58s and ’63s.

Steve Quickel, 411 North Middletown Road, Apt. F-310, Media, PA, 19063; steve58@quickel.net

When this column hits your mailbox, our 60th reunion, slated for June 11-14 in Hanover, will have just ended. Judging from late April signups received by registration chief Dan O’Hara,attendance could brush close to 150, somewhat better than par for 60th reunions. Not only is that a tribute to the meticulous year-long efforts of the reunion planning team co-chaired by Gersh Abraham and Frank Gould—jokingly dubbed “Gersh Gould and Frank Abraham” by John Trimble in a recent president’s letter—but success will also owe much to the home-stretch heroics of reunion communications chief Walter Vail, who’ll try to spur additional attendance by organizing a late-spring barrage of personal telephone calls and emails to fraternity brothers, athletic teammates, and other affinity groups of yesteryear.

Besides the aforesaid efforts of Dan, Walt, and John, other stellar performances were apparent during an April 20 conference call held by Gersh and Frank to review, and make last-minute tweaks to, progress reports by more than a dozen planning team members. Weighing in, for instance, were Hal Bernsen, who is in charge of the post-reunion gathering at the Woodstock Inn in Vermont; Dave Bradley, who is in charge of both entertainment and beverages; Pete Kelsey, who will preside over the memorial service honoring deceased classmates at Rollins Chapel; Andy Toorock, who has organized a breakfast for the numerous ’58 U.S. Marines; and Skip Coggin, who is arranging both the golf and the reunion souvenirs (handsome green “Class of 1958” vests for each attendee).

Winter, less happily, took its toll on our class with the passing of seven members since the last Class Notes column. Alphabetically, the departed include Richard Darby of Normandy Beach, New Jersey, on March 8; Clayton Freeman of Sherman Oaks, California, on August 16, 2017; John Goodnow of Peterborough, New Hampshire, on February 7; Louis Levy of Key West, Florida, on March 15; Robert Meyerson of Cleveland on April 15; Douglas Pease of Carmel Valley, California, on January 1; and Robert Thompson of Carefree, Arizona, on February 22. Look for fuller obits in the next Sound & Fury newsletter following the June reunion.

Steve Quickel, 411 North Middletown Road, Apt. F-310, Media, PA, 19063; steve58@quickel.net

As I scribble these notes to meet the DAM’s late February deadline, not a single one of us is actually registered for the June 11-14 60th reunion. That process begins March 1, says registration maven Dan O’Hara, who reports still-rising intended attendance. Now, 84 classmates say they plan to come and 59 say they will probably attend. That portends a super turnout when you add all the spouses, family and friends who will also come. But remember: It is still necessary to register. How? Just notify Dan at danoh.lyme@gmail.com or (603) 795-2633. He adds: “The College handles the assignment of dorm rooms on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early.” For further details, contact reunion cochairs Gersh Abraham or Frank Gould.

Our Florida crowd once again held two wintertime mini-reunions during February—both featuring spirited appearances by Dartmouth football coach Buddy Teevins ’79. The east coasters met on February 18, the west coasters the next day at Bonita Springs, after which John Trimble filed a report that will run in the March Sound & Fury newsletter. Both minis were attended by classmate Sandy Bromwell, who sent photos also destined for the S&F. There’s not space here to list the attendees, who totaled around 50.

Since the last S&F we’ve lost five classmates. William Caley of Stephenson, Michigan, died on November, 22, 2017; Charles Henderson of Castle Rock, Colorado, died on November 27, 2017; Kynaston McShine, longtime curator of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, died on January 8; Doug Pease of Carmel, California, died on January 16; and John Goodnow of Peterborough, New Hampshire, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, died on February 7.

Steve Quickel, 411 North Middletown Road, Apt. F-310, Media, PA, 19063; steve58@quickel.net

As our 60th reunion year dawns, and our girdled earth faces many challenges, we can take both pleasure and solace in reporting the latest attendance figures for our June 11 to 14 get-together in Hanover. Slated for the Monday through Thursday period following the hectic Commencement week, the reunion’s early-stage attendance figures look very promising indeed. In the latest conference call of our class officers and a dozen committee chairs convened by president John Trimble in mid-December, reunion co-chairs Gersh Abraham and Frank Gould reported the latest numbers. According to the attendance chief Dan O’Hara, no fewer than 70 classmates and 72 guests, or a total of 142, had indicated that they will attend the 60th, with 44 others saying they hope to be on hand in Hanover. That puts the attendance goal of 225 classmates and guests well within reach, with six months still to go.

If you are still sitting on the fence about attending, be advised that two equally enticing ancillary reunion events are also well along in the planning process. Prior to the reunion, there will be an overnight visit to the newly renovated Moosilauke Ravine Lodge in Warren, New Hampshire, for which you must make separate arrangements (apart from those for the reunion itself). Call (603) 764-5858 for details or contact the aforesaid class officers. According to Hanover-based Ralph Manuel, who attended last fall’s reopening of the Ravine Lodge after a year of reconstruction, the lodge is “beyond spectacular and well worth a visit.” Or words to that effect. Doubtless by then the Sound & Fury newsletter will have conveyed some photographic evidence to back up Ralph’s enthusiasm.

In addition, Admiral Hal Bernsen has stepped to the helm and taken command of organizing a post-reunion trip, something on the order of the memorable visit many of us made to the Trapp Family Lodge in northern Vermont after our 50th reunion in 2008. In making your reunion plans you will want to set aside a couple of extra days to enjoy that added opportunity, as Larry Weltin’s punchy reunion motto puts it, to “Relax! Reconnect! Reminisce!”

Steve Quickel, 411 North Middletown Road, Forest-310, Media, PA 19063; steve58@quickel.net

Relax! Reconnect! Reminisce!That’s what our upcoming 60th reunion is all about. Hope to see you there June 11 through 14! That three-word theme—deftly crafted by Larry Weltin—drew a great initial response. Dan O’Hara reported in October that 135 classmates and others would attend, with many maybes. When you read this in December, the drum-beating by Walt Vail, reunion communications chief, and reunion co-chairs Frank Gould and Gersh Abraham will have upped the attendance count considerably. Those four days in June, after the Commencement hoopla in Hanover, should see abundant early-summer sunshine and moderate temperatures. And there’s still time to make plans to attend.

We’re assigned the same comfortable dorm on East Wheelock Street facing the old gym, as at our 50th, near planned events. It’s a great place just to hang out—to relax, reconnect and reminisce! There’ll also be an art exhibit and undergrad memorabilia exhibit in a secure space. But if you sally forth, vans will be available to haul us to meals, banquets and shopping.

Clarification regarding the pre-reunion and post-reunion options—that is, the preceding overnight at Moosilauke Ravine Lodge and the post-reunion get-together off-campus (like the delightful three days at Trapp Family Lodge after the 50th): Be advised that both are separate from the reunion itself. You must make and pay for your own reservations. Call the Ravine Lodge at (603) 764-5858 after March 1. When this was written, the post-reunion location hadn’t been determined, Also, Gersh and Frank were seeking volunteers to run it, as well as folks to run the reunion’s art and memorabilia exhibits. Memorabilia? Any personal items from undergrad days that might amuse or interest.

We will have one more “every-fifth-year” reunion in 2023, partially subsidized by the College. But we’ll still convene annually at Homecomings in October, wintertime banquets in Florida and luncheon minis in Vermont. So come to this major reunion if you can! Who knows? As often happens, you just might meet your “newest best friend”—a classmate you never really knew before—while you relax, reconnect and reminisce June 11 to 14.

Steve Quickel, 411 North Middletown Road, Apt. F-310, Media, PA 19063; steve58@quickel.net

The August Sound & Fury and a September formal invite have long since reported the salient details about our 60th reunion.

The dates are June 11 to 14, 2018, the week after Commencement. Running the show will be co-chairs Gersh Abraham and Frank Gould. Their reunion committee, the guys and gals in charge of everything from entertainment, special events to local transportation and daily meals, include Mel Alperin, Jack Bennett, Sandy Bromwell, Dave Bradley, Skip Coggin, John Coulter, Sheila Herman, Sheila Kabat, Pete Kelsey, Steve Nichols, Dan O’Hara, Skip Raymond, Frank Sands, Norm Sylvester and Walter Vail. (Walt, sorry that a fat-finger typing error left you out of the August Sound & Fury listing.)

Relax! Reconnect! Reminisce! That alliterative triad is the theme of the reunion, crafted by the fertile mind of Larry Weltin, who ran the 55th in 2013. Short and sweet, his words say it all as far as the reunion planners are concerned. It will be held a week after the College’s Commencement week crush, we hope amid summery early June weather. Accommodations and principal events taking place will be readily accessible by all, be it on foot or via rented vans.

In the works too is a memorial service at Rollins Chapel with the Rev. Pete Kelsey officiating. And, of course, the ritual class photograph on the steps of Dartmouth Hall, plus a windup class banquet the final night, plus the class meeting at which successors to class officers Trimble, Sylvester, Bennett and Quickel will be voted into office for the next five years.

The 60th is the last reunion sanctioned by the College. But rest assured that we’ll still be getting together at mini-reunions—such as the Homecoming mini in the fall, the Florida minis in the winter and the luncheon mini Frank has staged every June at the Norwich Inn in Vermont.

By the time you receive this column, written in late August, there’ll still be plenty of time to arrange to meet old friends, brothers, teammates and surviving spouses next June 11-14. So get on the horn now while the thought is fresh in mind. See you there!

Steve Quickel, 411 North Middletown Road, Apt. F-310, Media, PA 19063; steve58@quickel.net

As reported in the Sound & Fury by president John Trimble, the March 16 Florida mini-reunion at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant in Naples, Florida, where they brew their own stuff, was a howling success. Organized by Roger Bruttomesso, Bill Cutcliffe andJane Yusen, the attendees also included Bill Allyn, Dave Sharrock, Ned Stedham, Myles Slosberg, Hank Milton, Tryg Myhren, Dave Chapin, Paul Robinson and Sam Smith, with numerous spouses. See the S&F for photos by First Lady Linda Trimble.

The S&F will also have covered the class luncheon staged during Commencement week each June by Frank Gould. Featured speaker was John Murphy, who regaled two dozen or so classmates with memories of his years as a football third stringer for the Big Green. As you read this, you may already have received Frank’s invite this year to the Homecoming mini on October 6-8 in Hanover, to be held during warmer weather and better leaf-peeping than usual. Mark your calendars for next summer’s 60th reunion the second week in June 2018.

Recent communications with ’58s range from encouragement by Frank Gado to explore the College’s $112-million operating loss in 2016 to an upbeat report by Gersh Abraham about fundraising efforts by Dave Bradley in the annual Prouty Bike Race for charity and jointly by Mel Alperin, Frank Blatz, Ben McAdams and Gersh to remember the College in our wills.

Alas, there are many ’58 departures to report. Chronologically, Hugh R. Fox of Lincoln, New Mexico, died August 8, 2016; Louis J. Vallone of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, died October 28, 2016; Samuel V. “Van” Gilbert of Pleasanton, California, died November 1, 2016; Stephen W. Dunn of Goshen, Connecticut, died January 23; Michael J. McKeown, M.D., of Beaverton, Oregon, died January 26; Walter E. Busker of Chicago died February 27; Robert W. Amis of Dallas died February 25; Paul H. Frankel of Oceanport, New Jersey, died February 28; Theodore K. Furber of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, died March 8; and Robert J. Eleveld of Grand Rapids, Michigan, died on March 18, one day after hosting a “NoBituary Party” attended by more than 500 well-wishers.

Steve Quickel, 411 North Middletown Road, Apt. F-310, Media, PA 19063; steve58@quickel.net

About to shove off in late June for our family’s annual sojourn into the Adirondacks, a reminder from Hanover jogged my memory that this September-October Class Notes column was due. Happily, you guys have kept my inbox for the column and The Sound & Fury newsletter pretty full. In fact, you will have read one or two new S&Fs before you receive this column. So I’ll use this space to talk up two reunions.

Our 60th reunion will be upon us before you know it—on June 11-14, 2018. Do try to make it if you can. Next year’s get-together will be held the week after Commencement, when we will share the post-50th honors with the 55-year-out ’63s. Our own 55th in 2013, masterfully managed by Larry Weltin, was a howling, if rainy, success. John Trimble and the enlarged executive committee have not yet named a 60th chairman. But chances are he will plan most of the events for, in and around Hanover to ease motoring between them.

Also consider the October 6-7 Homecoming Weekend and its customary class of ’58 fall mini-reunion. It has been advanced this year to a warmer weekend when the New England leaves will be at their colorful best. Mini planner Frank Gould will have long since sent out his first invite in July, though there’s still time for a last-minute decision to come to the mini. Frank says we’ll once again share the Lyme Inn with the ’57s for our Saturday night class banquet. The Saturday morning class meeting will be near Dave Bradley’s pre-game brunch and Memorial Stadium, where the Big Green will take on Yale. Friday night we’ll convene again at Lewiston Station in Norwich, Vermont.

Among the most interesting items to arrive in the S&F editor’s inbox, by the way, comes from Walter Vail about Libby Parker’s photography show at Boston’s Robert Klein Gallery called Vanishing in Plain Sight. It reflects on husband John Parker’s descent into Alzheimer’s for several years before his death last December. See the last S&F for details.

Steve Quickel, 411 North Middletown Road, Apt. F-310, Media, PA 19093; steve58@quickel.net

Attention, Northeastern ’58s! Don’t miss the annual Norwich Inn luncheon to be staged by Frank Gould on Friday, June 2. The star attraction will be John Murphy,reflecting, says Frank, “on football stories from his days as a third-stringer for the Big Green.” Socializing starts at noon, lunch at 12:45. Who knows when it will end? Roger Bruttomesso told us in February about the upcoming March 16 Florida winter mini-reunion. Previously held at toney country clubs, Roger moved it to the distinctive Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant in Naples. Among the expected attendees (all but one with a spouse): Dave Sharrock, Bill Cutcliffe, John Trimble, Jane Yusen, Tryg Myhren, Paul Robinson, Dave Chapin and Sam Smith.

Note two upcoming big reunions in Hanover. At the October 6-8 Homecoming mini, overseen by Dave Bradley and Frank Gould,we will again pair with the ’57s at the Lyme Inn for the concluding class banquet—with the Friday bonfire, beer and pizza party at Lewiston Station, Vermont, and the Saturday class meeting and pre-football game brunch at Dave’s law offices .

The biggest biggie will be our 60th reunion the week after Commencement in June 2018. John Trimble is looking for a reunion chairman. Care to volunteer? Mark both events on your calendar now.

We note two recent partings. Van Gilbert of Pleasanton, California, died on November 1, 2016. Writes John Kavanagh, “Van, myself and Steve Nichols came to Hanover from Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, and remained friends.” Van, a ceramic engineer, moved west when his company was acquired by Kaiser Aluminum.

On December 8, 2016, we lost John Parker of Manchester, Massachusetts, to Alzheimer’s, says wife Libby. A Tuck graduate and Delta Tau Delta brother, John grew up in Waban, Massachusetts, and eventually formed a successful Boston investment company with his brother, Brooks Parker ’55, Tu’56, and served on a slew of prestigious boards. A true man of Dartmouth, John was a highly active alum and his son, daughter and sundry other relatives attended the College. John also chaired the Peabody Essex Museum in nearby Salem, Massachusetts.

Steve Quickel, 411 North Middletown Road, Apt. F-310, Media, PA 19063; steve58@quickel.net

The last Class Notes column was written October 26, just before more than 50 of us convened for our autumn Homecoming mini-reunion. You’ll receive this column, written New Year’s week 2016, in the alumni magazine delivered in late February. If some of the news is four to six months old, blame DAM’s ill-timed deadlines.

Homecoming weather in October was like February: very cold and very wet. (Yours truly encountered four inches of snow when I stayed overnight in Saratoga Springs, New York, on the way to Hanover!) Many folks skipped the rain-drenched Harvard game, which we lost by only two points. But we had a great time anyway, thanks to the efforts of principal arrangers Frank Gould and Dave Bradley. The class meeting on Saturday was better attended than previous Friday sessions, though it began late when some classmates were steered to the wrong room. Treasurer Jack Bennett chaired in veep Norm Sylvestor’s absence when prez John Trimble was unavoidably detained. It included a thank-you appearance by Mychaela Anderson ’20 from Oahu, Hawaii, the first recipient from the class of 1958 scholarship fund. Saturday’s banquet, with ’58s and ’57s taking over both Lyme Inn dining rooms, was boisterous and punctuated by much class mingling. Faraway travelers included Tryg Mhyren from Denver and Skip Coggin and Jerry Manne from Chicago-land.

There were two recent lifetime achievement award winners: Bob Eleveld, for service to “justice” by the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Bar Association, and Mel Alperin, who was named to the Pawtucket (Rhode Island) Hall of Fame for “helping to advance and grow the city in a variety of ways.”

Atop everyone’s list of 2016’s best books is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, son of Archie Whitehead, and a 16-week New York Times bestseller as we write. It’s a “hard-to-put-down” novel about a runaway slave girl’s perilous journey from a horrific Georgia plantation on a network envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels. Don’t miss it!

Lou Vallone of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, died October 28. A Deke who was active in the DOC, Lou went to Boston University Law and practiced privately. Father of five, he was an avid fly fisherman.

Steve Quickel, Lima Estates, 411 North Middletown Road, F-310, Media, PA 19063; steve58@quickel.net

This column was submitted back on October 28 as our Homecoming mini-reunion began, owing to DAM’s oddball deadline. Tonight, says mini-guy Frank Gould, more than 50 classmates and guests will meet at Lewiston Depot in Norwich, Vermont, for beer and pizza after the Dartmouth Night bonfire. Tomorrow we convene for the annual class meeting, Dave Bradley brunch, Harvard game and class dinner. The fall colors will have peaked.

John Trimble reports that Bob Eleveld is Lifetime Achievement awardee of the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Bar Association. Bob “sounds terrific” as he rehabs from blood cancer treatments at Ohio State University. John notes that Mel Alperin’s son, Mark ’80, is “in line” to become president of the Class Presidents Association. Friends of Jim Meeker please note his new address: POB 6126, Alameda, CA 94501.

There are two passings to note. Word comes from Bob Bolinger of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, of the July 11 death of Clyde Bomgardner in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Dickinson College Law in nearby Carlisle, Clyde was district attorney of Juniata County, where he practiced solo many years. Cack Bittner, Ted Harris, Terry Doran and yours truly competed with him in sports in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area. An NROTC scholarship student, he was buried with military honors. Note too the death August 6 of Hugh Fox, a Hanover High grad who was a member of the New Hampshire bar and specialized in legal publishing.

My heartiest thanks to the 100-plus who responded to The Sound & Fury’s revealing “Class of 1958 Prexit Poll” this fall.

Steve Quickel, Lima Estates, 411 North Middletown Road, F-310, Media, PA 19063; steve58@quickel.net

When you receive this August column in October, a record turnout of ’58s should be poised to converge on Hanover for Homecoming and our October 28-30 fall mini-reunion—judging from hefty advance signups. The weekend includes football vs. Harvard and more convenient class events orchestrated by mini planner Frank Gould and president John Trimble—namely, the Saturday banquet at the “new” Lyme Inn and class meeting Saturday morning at the Black Recreation & Senior Center across the street from Dave Bradley’s pregame brunch.

If you come for the day, you’re apt to see out-of-towners Tom Maguire (Michigan), Jerry Manne and Gersh Abraham (Illinois), Mike Wygant (Maine), yours truly (Pennsylvania) and new head agent John Coulter (New York), who’s taken over from the late Dick Pew. Also Hal Bernsen and his Virginia pal John Ryan, with wives Mary and Simone. Admiral Hal says the Virginia Maritime Association named sea lawyer John as its 2016 Distinguished Service Award winner. ButFloridian Charlie Pierce will be too busy to come: “Recently I was ‘elected’ a precinct captain for the Seminole County Democratic Party. No one else wanted the job. By a long stretch I am the oldest and least experienced precinct captain in the county. We are out-numbered 2:1.”

Two classmates have departed since last issue. Word comes from Bill “Moose” Morton ’59 via Coleman Colla that their friend Ed Burns died on July 3 in Kittery, Maine. He’d been in poor health for several years. Services were slated for July 23. Ed and Coleman were Theta Delta Chi roommates. A Deerfield Academy grad and Tuck ’59, Ed was an investment advisor at several household name firms. Nate Palmer of Coupeville, Washington, another Deerfielder, died July 21. A member of Kappa Sigma and Sphinx and an Air Force captain, Nate was born in Boston, grew up and spent his sales and marketing career in Illinois, where he was president of a truck and equipment company. His hobbies were sailing and building tree houses. An active alumnus, Nate wrote in our 50th reunion book that, “I’ve always been proud to be part of Dartmouth, a privilege afforded to so few.”

Steve Quickel, Lima Estates, 411 North Middletown Road, F-310, Media, PA 19063; steve58@quickel.net

The annual Norwich Inn luncheon reunion on June 4 was a well-attended success. It was arranged by Frank Gould, entertained by the presence of John Murphy and enlightened by Peter Speigel, emeritus chairman of the DHMC radiology department. He gave an after-lunch talk titled “The First Clinical X-Ray: A Dartmouth Experiment.” Even a dubious Murphy said he enjoyed Peter’s presentation. Also present were Craig Haines, Frank Sands, Julie and Dan O’Hara, Pat and Jack Bennett, Sue and Ed Olney, Sally and Ralph Manuel, Sheila Herman, Sally Gundy, Sheila Kabat, Marcia Armstrong, Kent Woodger, Dave Payne, Corrine and David Cassidy, Bob Hicken and Barbara Ann Trowbridge, Ann and Dave Bradley, plus Nora Gould and Peregrine Spiegel. Frank also plugged our Homecoming reunion slated for October 28-30, which he orchestrates too, and features home football vs. Harvard and some new wrinkles. Do come!

A note from Jerry Manne tells of attending “an excellent presentation by coach Buddy Teevens about the coming football season” with fellow Chicago area classmates Gersh Abraham and Skip Coggin. Coach also talked about “significant” NCAA and NFL interest in “Dartmouth’s work to minimize concussions with non-contact practices.”

Marine officer Andy Toorock presided as grand marshal of the Memorial Day parade in his hometown of Westborough, Massachusetts. “The Marines sent some fine gentlemen to honor my dad and the other servicemen,” says daughter Lynn Landers. See colorful photo in the latest Sound & Fury.

It is our sad duty to report several deaths. Dick Pew, hardworking head of our Dartmouth College Fund effort until handing over the job to John Coulter, succumbed to cancer, an ailment he made public last year, in June in Portland, Maine. Andy Thomas of Pinehurst, North Carolina, died in May of his previously reported ailments—having held nearly every class officer job, been named Webmaster of the Year by the College and singlehandedly honchoed installation of the Class of 1958 Clock on Main Street, Hanover. In April Bill Glos reported we’d lost Bob Platt of Mooresville, North Carolina, also very active in class and alumni affairs. Full obits and photos are in the S&F.

Steve Quickel, Lima Estates, 411 North Middletown Road, F-310, Media, PA 19063; steve58@quickel.net

By way of the grapevine, we’ve learned that Ralph Manuel celebrated his 80th in his favorite way—watching his beloved Detroit Tigers play the Orioles in Baltimore hosted by his four sons. Ralph grew up in nearby Brunswick, Maryland.

John Sherwood, a Baltimore native who lives in nearby Annapolis, has continued his winning ways as a sailboat racer (begun in Hanover as All New England on the sailing team) and is a volunteer coach of the naval academy’s varsity offshore sailing team.

We note the passing of two classmates—William N. Kirchner of Chattanooga, Tennessee, on February 21, and David H. “Doc” Rice of Brooklin, Maine, on March 14 after a short illness.

Bill Kirchner entered Dartmouth with us in the fall of 1954, but graduated in 1961. We hope his widow, Linda, can fill in the many missing blanks about his life before the next Sound & Fury (S&F) newsletter appears. We do know that he grew up in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon. We also know that he lived many years in Chattanooga with Linda, his second wife, but nothing of what he did there. He is survived by two children from his first marriage. We’re “all ears” to anyone who can tell us more about Bill Kirchner.

Doc Rice is a different matter: We know almost too much about his illustrious and productive life. The short take is that he came to Dartmouth from Deerfield Academy, majored in art and architecture and was All-America captain of the lacrosse team. After Navy officer candidate school he rose to lieutenant commander. After earning a master’s in urban planning at the University of North Carolina, he spent his career in Norfolk, Virginia, heading the redevelopment authority, bringing, by one laudatory account, “downtown and surrounding neighborhoods back to life.” On retirement to Maine in 2001 he took up the fine art of wooden boat building, won renown for his landscape paintings and founded a nonprofit organization that uses boatbuilding to help disadvantaged youth in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area. More to come about Doc in the next S&F.

Steve Quickel, Lima Estates, 411 North Middletown Road, F-310, Media, PA 19063; steve58@quickel.net

As we write in late February, this year’s Naples, Florida, mini-reunion is slated for March 13. Organized by Barbara and Roger Bruttomesso and graciously hosted by Penny and Bill Allyn at their Royal Poinciana Club, the dinner’s early signups included Cynthia and Dave Chapin; Liz and Skip Coggin; Bill Cutcliffe and granddaughter Emily; Allen Ertel’s widow, Kay; Pat and Fred Hildebrandt; Gloria and Vince Hovenac; Hank Milton; Vicki and Tryg Myhren; Wes and Paul Robinson; Barbara and Dave Sharrock; Linda and John Trimble; and Walt Yusen’s widow, Jane, with husband Dick Norris.

Virginia and Pete Kelsey have endowed the directorship position of the Hood Art Museum in Hanover to a sum “in excess of $10 million,” says the College. Wah-hoo-wah! for the Rev. Pete and talented sculptor “Wink.”

We note the passing of four classmates. U.S. Congressman Allen Ertel, who missed unseating Pennsylvania’s governor by just 100,000 votes in 1982, died on November 19, 2015. February’s Sound & Fury carried his full obituary, with the following three to appear in the spring newsletter.

Frank Gado sent us the Boston Globe obituary of Delta Kappa Epsilon brother Jim Sullivan, a Massachusetts real estate developer who died of congestive heart failure November 15, 2015.

John Murphy wrote of Leon Sinclair’sdeath on November 28, 2015, in Olympia, Washington. Pete, John’s fellow grad at Torrington (Connecticut) High School, was a world-class mountaineer and rescue leader who went west to teach literature at Evergreen College—and was a loyal non-graduate ’58.

Charlie Pierce noted the death of close friend Dave Roak on January 27 in Spruce Head, Maine, after a long illness. Widow Sandra wrote that Dave died of frontotemporal dementia.

Skip Coggin and Liz sold their sumptuous home in Naples to live full-time at the Mather, a “lovely life-care community” in Evanston, Illinois, where he plays tennis with neighbor Gersh Abraham. Count Skip and Pete Flowers amongst possible attendees at the October 28-30 Homecoming miniin Hanover.

My own “lovely (and lively!) life-care community” near children just west of Philadelphia is the new place to send ’58 news and views—please.

Steve Quickel, Lima Estates, 411 North Middletown Road, F-310, Media, PA 19063; steve58@quickel.net

It’s year-end as I write this column, seven years after becoming ’58 secretary, but as it won’t appear until late February, it’s not too soon to make plans to meet at the fall mini-reunion in Hanover. This marvelous get-together will be on Homecoming Weekend, October 28-30, says mini organizer Frank Gould—but with some important changes. We’ll be moving the action back to the Lyme (New Hampshire) Inn, now handsomely renovated by the heirs of Peter Williamson, where we convened years ago. With Breakfast on the Connecticut being sold, most attendees will stay at Lyme Inn. We’ll also meet there for the class banquet on Saturday, October 29 (after football against Harvard!). “It’s really a double Homecoming,” says Frank. Another change: At the suggestion of Mel Alperin and Norm Sylvester, the Friday afternoon class meeting will be moved back to Hanover on Saturday morning, just before Dave Bradley’s pre-game brunch and Marching Band concert near Memorial Stadium (now renovated with safer access and comfier seats). All this should draw greater mini-reunion attendance and enhance opportunities for camaraderie. So start planning now for Hanover in October.

John Trimble’s presidential letter about the Black Lives Matter fracas at Baker Library just before the College’s month-long December winter break, went out to all classmates. With eyewitness input from Hanover resident Ralph Manuel, John clarified media reports reflecting ill on Dartmouth. Not everyone agreed, including Frank Gado, also a local resident, and Cack Bittner. Frank will share his lengthy rejoinder to ’58s requesting it.

Treasurer Jack Bennett forwards a gracious thank-you note from Dartmouth athletic sponsors for our enlarged annual donation (voted at October’s class meeting), including this handwritten postscript: “We deeply appreciate the terrific increase!”

Larry Weltin reports that he and Marty have moved to Montgomery in her home state of Alabama. He also says his pal and former Pinehurst, North Carolina, neighbor Andy Thomas is doing better health-wise and would welcome calls.

I, too, would welcome more calls and emails, both for this column and The Sound & Fury. Please note my new address, nearer kids, below.

Steve Quickel, Lima Estates, 411 North Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063; steve58@quickel.net


Walter Vail received the latest Williamson Award at the class banquet of the fall mini-reunion during Homecoming Weekend October 9-10. The award—for service to class, college and community—was made by selection committee chair Ralph Manuel. It was doubly fitting since Walt and Scotty were close friends with Peter Williamson,who died just before our 50th reunion, and Susan, who passed away last summer.

For an off-year, the fall mini was remarkably well-attended, according to mini impresario Frank Gould—with 50 classmates, spouses and friends joining together, including Mike Growney, Jack Stromberg, Andy Toorock and Whit Whitham. It’s always a fun three days—from Friday’s class meeting and the post-bonfire pizza bash in Norwich, Vermont, to Saturday’s pre-game brunch at Dave Bradley’s, the football, and the banquet served up by Donna and John Anderson at their Breakfast on the Connecticut in Lyme, New Hampshire.

As noted earlier, Mike Welch was presented at halftime of Saturday’s Yale football game (34-7, Big Green) with the biennial Wearers of the Green award for his outstanding rowing club achievements back when—and since 2000 as two-time individual national champion and one-time individual world champion.

Treasurer Jack Bennett was a one-man-band leading the October 9 class meeting. He was the lone class officer present—president John Trimble and vice president Norm Sylvester being absent for legitimate reasons, and yours truly, as secretary, recovering from a stupid fall in August (nothing seriously injured except pride). Jack did a great job, by all accounts, even cranking out an excellent set of minutes afterward.

A phone call from Tom Maguire of Traverse City, Michigan, brought word of his recent Los Angeles encounter with Dave Bowman. While many ’58s have cut back on activities, Dave’s on a major new venture, as chairman of TTG Consultants/Lincolnshire. Tom and Gladys were out West touring “the last national parks on our list: Kings Canyon, Sequoia, Yosemite and Death Valley.” Dave’s company, with offices all over the Southwest, specializes in facilitating executive and professional outplacement from old to new careers. (See coverage in the last Sound & Fury.) “Dave is well, and so are we,” reports Tom.

Steve Quickel, 609 Center St., Haddonfield, NJ 08033; steve58@quickel.net

By the time you read this the next Williamson Award winner(s) will have been honored at the Homecoming class dinner October 10. The same weekend Mike Welch was presented with a 2015 Wearers of the Green Award for his outstanding rowing club achievements back in the day—as two-time individual national champion and one-time individual world champion. Wearers of the Green, created in 1984, recognizes varsity athletes and coaches in even-numbered years and club sports stars such as Mike in odd-numbered years. Mike, a southern California attorney, also commanded a special warfare task group in the Navy Reserve.

At a November home football game our class will be recognized on a permanent plaque at the newly renovated west stands of Memorial Field for our $1,000 contribution to the project, reports president John Trimble.

We are saddened to report the death on May 12 of Lincoln A. Mitchell in Atherton, California, from complications following a stroke. Active and widely respected in Hanover—The Dartmouth, Undergraduate Council, Winter Carnival Council, Kappa Sigma—Linc graduated from Stanford Law and practiced 50 years in Palo Alto, California.

Two belated obituaries note the passing of Robert J. Zovlonsky on June 21, 2013, and Devereux B. Dunlap on December 5, 2014, both in Georgia. Neither man graduated with us. Devereux was a broker at E.F. Hutton and loved hiking and winter sports. Bob, a former state official in Pennsylvania, was last spotted in Atlanta by Joanna and Glower Jones wearing a Dartmouth sweatshirt.

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; swquickel@comcast.net

On a gorgeous June 5 two dozen classmates and spouses enjoyed the annual class luncheon at the Norwich Inn served up by Frank Gould. One draw was a presentation by Dave Bradley and his football team mentee, Mike Langman ’17. Mike brought along a video of Buddy Teevens coaching his team. Their message: The green is an Ivy contender.

Another draw was the lively camaraderie. Besides the New Englanders present, outlanders Bob Downey and Sam Smith attended with spouses. Mark your calendar for the three-day mini-reunion during Homecoming October 9-11, another Frank Gould production. Yale will be the football opponent, followed by the class banquet at Breakfast on the Connecticut.

We’ve lost three classmates since the last DAM column.

Journalist E. Allen Soast died March 18 in Demarest, New Jersey. He was a writer and editor for McGraw-Hill’s weekly magazine Engineering News-Record, covering large-scale construction projects around the globe. Allen came to Hanover from Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia on an NROTC scholarship and belonged to Alpha Theta.

Another Alpha Theta, Peter T. Hesbacher, died April 8 in Danville, Pennsylvania, from Alzheimer’s. His father was a public health service M.D. and Peter lived in 17 places in his first 18 years, including Burma and India. He earned a Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania and was a professor of sociology and psychiatry there. He also had a collection of more than 100,000 musical recordings and performed statistical analyses for Billboard magazine.

John H. “Jack” Gundy died at his home in Corinth, Vermont, May 26 of prostate cancer. Growing up in Rye, New York, playing clarinet became his passion. Schoolmates nicknamed him “Benny Goodman.” He played in the Marching Band at Dartmouth, joined Sigma Nu and earned his M.D. from Cornell Medical School, where he led a dance band from the piano. He specialized in pediatrics. His last sighting by many ’58s was marching with daughter Josie ’92 in the band that serenaded us in Bradley’s driveway in October 2013. Widow Sally and their family held a memorial service for Jack on August 16 in Bradford, Vermont.

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; swquickel@comcast.net

When you read this the June 5 class of 1958 luncheon mini at the Norwich (Vermont) Inn will be history, with Dave Bradley’s outlook for Dartmouth football. But there’ll still be time to see the team play Yale during the October 9-11 fall mini-reunion on Homecoming Weekend in Hanover—viewed from the newly renovated Memorial Stadium with handrails and elevators. Orchestrated by Frank Gould, the mini will feature the always well-attended class meeting Friday afternoon, a beer and pizza party at Lewiston Station after the Friday bonfire and a pre-game brunch at Dave’s law offices Saturday, topped off by the class banquet at Breakfast on the Connecticut in Lyme, New Hampshire. Don’t miss it!

In March two ’58 minis were held in Florida. On the east coast there was a Tom Green-hosted golf outing at the historic Biltmore in Coral Gables. Reports Tom: “Attending for lunch and 18 holes of golf on one of the great courses in the country were Mel Alperin, Myles Schlossberg, Joe Benjamin (Myles’ grandson), Buddy Marks, Joe Slotnick, Stan Beiley, Andy Toorock and me. It was a beautiful, sunny day and no one was over par (with some scoring dispensations, of course).”

On the west coast, at the Royal Poinciana Country Club in Naples, Bill Allyn hosted a class of ’58 dinner arranged by Roger Bruttomesso, Bill Cutcliffe and Jane Yusen. Also present, with spouses, were Skip Coggin, Al Ertel, Fred Hildebrandt, Paul Robinson, Dave Sharrock, Vince Hovanec, John Trimble, Tryg Mhyren and singles Hank Milton and adopted classmate Sandy Bromwell. Excellent photos of this event taken by Linda Trimble appeared in the May Sound & Fury. While snowbirds and residents whooped it up in Florida, Sally and Ralph Manuel toured France for several weeks.

Walter “Tiny” Shea passed away in Ocala, Florida, on February 19. From Wethersfield, Connecticut, he majored in economics at Dartmouth, served two years in U.S. Army counterintelligence in West Berlin, had a highly successful career at Travelers Insurance and coached and umpired midget football, youth basketball and Little League baseball. “He didn’t have an enemy in the world,” says surviving spouse Jackie.

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; swquickel@comcast.net

Department of Corrections: The February Sound & Fury article about the little-known Robert G. McGuire III 1958 Memorial Fund, established after his fatal 1975 auto accident, stated that Mick McGuire was a professor at Harvard. His widow, Georgianna, notes that Mick taught at Howard, not Harvard. She kindly provided additional details for the next S&F. 

There are few jobs Ralph Manuel has not manned in Hanover—from steam table worker at Thayer Hall to dean of the College. To them, we can now add alumni councilor. In February Ralph was elected as one of the three representatives allotted to post-55th reunion classes. He starts July 1.

Sadly, we note the deaths of four classmates since our last column, three of whom were accorded detailed obituaries in the February S&F. These are below.

Ben Cooper, an English professor and dedicated educator, former Psi Upsilon and Dragon member at the College, 32 years a teacher and cross country coach at the Kent Denver School, died more than a year ago, on February 8, 2014. 

George Haines, a career diplomat with postings to many European capitals and to China, Chad and the Caribbean, chief WDBS announcer and Gamma Delta Chi member in Hanover, died on January 22 in Falls Church, Virginia. 

Ken McCabe, construction manager-turned-financial broker dealer in the western United States and “a world-class storyteller,” according to fellow Kappa Kappa Kappa brother Harv Wilson, died on January 26 in Pueblo, Colorado.

Belated word of Andy Ansaldi’s death in Hartford, Connecticut, on January 5 comes via John Trimble, who, with Linda, ran into Andy’s sister, Dorothy, widow of classmate Joe Carter, in February in Florida. Andy, a Sigma Chi and president of the Newman Club in Hanover, was a Tuck-Thayer graduate who joined the construction company of his father, Andrew, in Manchester, Connecticut, eventually becoming CEO. Andy combined creative design instincts with engineering expertise to forge a reputation for the Andrew Ansaldi Co. as a master builder of top-quality custom homes and apartment complexes in the Hartford area. “No shortcuts, no skimping on details,” says one admirer. The label “Ansaldi Built” sells homes, say local realtors. 

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; swquickel@comcast.net

Writing this on the day after Christmas to meet DAM’s two-month lead-time, let’s start with some truly awesome news from the Geisel School of Medicine—namely the distinguished chair in cancer endowed this fall by Wink and Pete Kelsey at Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Five million smackers, no less! Not bad for an Episcopal minister and his artist-sculptor wife. Wah-hoo-wah to the Kelseys! More on this in the next Sound and Fury, which you may receive first. 

Another gifting development: The crucial first step toward establishing a class of 1958 scholarship was revealed by John Trimble in December’s class officer’s conference call. John conceived the clever two-step plan and, along with Mel Alperin, negotiated an understanding with the College. Under it, a seed money fund of $50,000 is to be raised within two years, with the remaining $200,000 required for a named scholarship coming later from bequests. Already 12 classmates have pledged $60,000 to this fund. “We’re off and running!” exulted John.

The same call included reports from treasurer and Alumni Council rep Jack Bennett, from Ralph Manuel about funding the memorial books program and from head agent Dick Pew about his Dartmouth College Fund plans for 2015—with Bob Eleveld and Gersh Abraham chiming in from the Midwest and Walter Vail, Norm Sylvester and Frank Gould on the line from New England. Dick added levity to all the money talk by telling us how, in his seasonal gig at L.L.Bean, the Portland, Maine-based retailer of rugged outdoor gear, suddenly couldn’t keep up with surging demand from “fashionistas” for Bean boots. 

Mark three future fall mini dates on your calendars, says mini-maven Frank. The 2015 mini will be on October 9-10 with Yale as the football opponent. In 2016 it will be on October 28-29 against Harvard. In 2017 it will be on October 6-7—nine months before our 60th reunion in June 2018—vs. Yale. 

Also jot down Helga and Larry Hampton’s new “downsized” address: Rua Cabeco do Mestre, Urb. Camoinas Park, Bloco A, Apartamento AJ-4th Dto, 8100-231 Loule, Portugal. They sold their Algarve, Portugal, house. 

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; swquickel@comcast.net

“Size doesn’t matter!” So says Mel Alperin, our gift planning Chair, regarding bequests to the Bartlett Tower Society. The question came up in the class meeting at the fall mini-reunion. “There is no minimum,” he says. “Any amount is okay!” Besides Mel, our Bartlett Tower Society go-to guys are Ben McAdams, Frank Blatz and Gersh Abraham. Or contact Laura Alexander at the gift planning office at (603) 646-3799.

The October 17-19 fall mini was well attended. Dave Bradley and Bob Eleveld were given Williamson Awards for Distinguished Service to the class and College. The Big Green beat Holy Cross to go 4-1. A southbound train actually rumbled through Lewiston Depot in Norwich, Vermont, as the Friday night beer-and-pizza party was beginning. Pete Kelsey at trackside counted 50 tank cars, noting that this station was where, in 1921, his father had arrived to enter Dartmouth. Also at Lewiston, Dave Bradley’s T-shirted doo-wop quartet harmonized beautifully, one of them serenading Ann Bradley on bended knee. Donna and John Anderson put on a scrumptious four-entree class dinner for about 50 at their scenic Breakfast on the Connecticut near Lyme, New Hampshire. Mini maestro Frank Gould says next year’s Homecoming will be October 9-11, with Yale the football opponent. 

Much in evidence at the mini was Jerry Manne, journeying east from Chicago for the week, during which he dined (successively) with Frank Gado, John Murphy and Sally and Ralph Manuel. It was fun, too, seeing Dan Wilder, meeting John Ryan’s Parisian wife Simone, and visiting with their Virginia Beach, Virginia, neighbors Hal Bernsen and Mary Boone. Sally and Gersh Abraham flew in from their new digs in Evanston, Illinois, to their New Hampshire home in Grantham.

At Friday’s class meeting president John Trimble read the names of 11 classmates deceased in the past 12 months and asked for a minute of silence in their memory. One new passing is that of Barry T. Hildebrandt in Poulsbo, Washington, on February 4, 2014. Barry, an avid outdoorsman who worked in book publishing, entered Dartmouth in 1954, spent two years in the Air Force’s Tiger Program, then returned to finish his A.B., says Susan Hildebrandt.

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; swquickel@comcast.net

Thanks to reports from his friend and Pinehurst, North Carolina, neighbor Larry Weltin, we learn that Andy Thomas is recovering nicely from his five-hour August 5 heart valve surgery at Duke University Hospital. First thing he wanted to do in the recovery room was take a “selfie” of himself, Nathalie and daughters Emily and Adrienne—which ICU nurses nixed due to all the equipment surrounding him. By the 10th he was back home “looking strikingly different,” sans 20 pounds of fluids from legs, abdomen and face, “beginning to look like the old Andy.”

Gersh Abraham emailed in mid-August that Sally’s latest MRI shows no tumor growth, that they have “settled into” their new lifestyle at the Mather in Evanston, Illinois, and “may go” to their New Hampshire home in the fall. In which case, those who attend the October 17-19 mini-reunion will have further reports.

“But enough of the organ recital,” as former roomie Lee Wight signs off in his periodic reports from “Left Coast” (Laguna Woods, California), where he and Jan have lived many years.

“As new kid on the block,” first-year head agent Dick Pew noted that in his class of ’58 team in the 2014 Dartmouth College Fund drive “raised 157 percent of our dollar goal” and achieved 59-percent participation, topping the 58-percent target (and the all-classes 43 percent). “We performed exceptionally well!” he congratulated them. 

Mel Alperin, our gift planning chair, emailed that in “joining the Bartlett Tower Society, size doesn’t matter.” Many folks will less than 10 percent of their residual estates to the society, he said—adding it’s the thought that counts most. Contact Laura Alexander in gift planning (603-646-3799) for details. 

Two classmates departed recently. Donald Angell of Barrington, Vermont, died July 24. Raised in Bellows Falls, founder of the Angell Pension Group and active in many sports, Don apparently succumbed to cancer. John Cherba of Ramsey, New Jersey, died August 4—perhaps our oldest classmate at 82. Hailing from Stamford, Connecticut, John was a Navy veteran (probably Korea), majored in economics, listed “automotive” as his career and was a vintage car judge at Connecticut’s Lime Rock race park. 

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; swquickel@comcast.net

Calling all fencesitters! Still time to sign up for the October 17-19 mini-reunion on Homecoming weekend. The Big Green will play Holy Cross. Frank Gould has arranged accommodations and Saturday night class banquet at scenic Breakfast on the Connecticut, above Lyme, New Hampshire. Friday John Trimble will preside over the class meeting, with the post-bonfire beer-and-pizza party at Lewiston Station in Norwich, Vermont. Dave Bradley will host his pregame brunch at his law office, where the Marching Band may drop by. 

Gersh Abraham and Sally will be there. They’ve moved to new digs at the Mather in Evanston, Illinois, where Gersh says they are adapting happily—close enough to see old friends such as Liz and Skip Coggin for dinner. Sally’s doing fine.

Andy Petersen and Sharon entertained 29 attendees at Frank’s annual June luncheon mini in Norwich with images from their Appalachian Trail adventures. He’s thru-hiked its 2,200 miles once, Sharon twice! 

Jack Bennett, our alumni councilor as well as treasurer, sent his report and the official minutes of the Alumni Council’s mid-May meeting, at which President Phil Hanlon’s Moving Dartmouth Forward initiative and other campus issues were aired intensively. Well worth reading.

Andy Thomas marshaled at the June U.S. Open Golf Championships (men’s and women’s) at Pinehurst. I spotted him on TV holding up a “Quiet” sign on the 18th green grandstand. For the Sound & Fury Andy sent a photo with Stacy Lewis, a top LPGA moneywinner whom he and Nathalie had hosted in their home during previous Pinehurst tournaments. 

Dan Wilkes reports lunching with David Hoffman and Geof Picket, “both in reasonably good shape after joint replacements. Geof and Betsy have become world travelers. David is trying to revive his golf game. Lynda and I continue to market Evian Facial Spray.” 

Two obituaries to report: Leon R. Goodrich died on February 17. He practiced antitrust law in St. Paul, Minnesota, and supported the Schubert Club, which for 132 years has brought world-class musicians such as Beverly Sills and Yo-Yo Ma to St. Paul. Learned belatedly of Leo J. Fitzpatrick Jr.’s death in San Diego. He was a Thayer engineer who died July 23, 2012. 

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; swquickel@comcast.net

Just received (on April 24) the column written two months ago for May/June DAM. Must be time for July/August. 

Coleman Colla (never called “Butch” in Studio City, California) writes that son Elliott Colla has published his first novel, Baghdad Central. Set in 2003 Iraq, it opens grimly at Abu Ghraib prison and describes from an Iraqi policeman’s gut-wrenching viewpoint the misguided U.S. invasion to destroy Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction. Elliott teaches Arabic literature at Georgetown, translates fiction and poetry and spends much time in the Middle East. Great read! 

Steve Nichols has been named a Council on Library and Information Resources Distinguished Presidential Fellow. As research professor at Johns Hopkins since going emeritus in French and humanities, he’s developed technical platforms to link medieval literature with datasets of history, philosophy, language theory and art history. 

Reports from Tryg Myhren confirm that the women alpine skiers championed by Cack Bittner in the February Sound & Fury fared well at the Sochi Paralympics in March. Stephanie Jallen, on one leg and arm, took two third-place bronze medals. Staci Mannella, soon Dartmouth ’18, took two sixths in partially sighted races. 

We lost Bob Massucco, D.D.S., on January 21 at his Mount Desert, Maine, home. “Dr. Bob” practiced oral surgery in Maine, where he ran trails of Acadia National Park in all seasons, paddled Maine’s whitewater rivers and skied Squaw Mountain. His farm produced tons of “Dr. Bob’s Blueberries” for Downeast muffins, pies and jams.

Bill Stillwell, retired education professor at the University of Kentucky, died at home in Lexington on April 19. A Stanford Ph.D. and reserve Navy commander, he was a passionate soccer coach, manager, referee and “super fan.” In 2008 Kentucky created the annual Stillwell Award for Personal Dedication and Service in Education Technology to the Commonwealth Teachers and Students. 

Another sad passing is Walt Fogarty at his home on Shelter Island, New York, on April 15. Football center, Theta Delt brother, Tuck grad and Marine captain, Walt lived abroad many years, managing overseas subsidiaries of Colgate Palmolive. The family plans a memorial celebration on Shelter Island this summer. 

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; swquickel@comcast.net

October’s fall mini-reunion was more intimate than most. Only 40 classmates and spouses attended the delicious Saturday night banquet at Breakfast on the Connecticut vs. 70 in 2012, our big 55th reunion. When the band marched into Dave Bradley’s driveway for its customary pregame concert, Jack Gundy and his daughter were among the clarinetists. Relaxed with folks I always enjoy seeing—Joel Einhorn, Ron Zwart, Andy Peterson. At the game (Big Green over Yale, 20-13), Ron and I sat with Judy and Doug Fusonie, looking eager as ever to play. At the banquet Mel Alperin and Patty introduced their freshman grandson Mickey ’17. Andy Thomas and Gersh Abraham received Williamson awards from John Trimble. Mary Ann and I enjoyed a lively dinner table with Pete Kelsey, Marcia Armstrong, Nathalie Thomas and Andy. Good talk afterward with Ben McAdams and Pat, homeward bound to California from visiting in Maine. Breakfasted Sunday with Patsy and Don McCree on one of Breakfast on the Connecticut chef Donna Anderson’s incredible eggs-something creations; the McCrees are soon headed to Florida until May. 
New class jobs: Dick Pew has become head agent, succeeding Jack Bennett. Mel Alperin now has three co-chairs to promote the Bartlett Tower Society estate-gifting program he’s run alone for 10 years: Frank Blatz, Ben and Gersh. To oversee class-sponsored projects Dan O’Hara has replaced Pete Kelsey for Dartmouth Partners in Community Service, Dave Bradley will continue running our athletic sponsorships and emeritus Gersh will monitor the Dartmouth Global Leadership Program. Joe Kabat’s energetic Sheila, working with new veep Norm Sylvester, has begun an ambitious program of personal contacts to strengthen class ties with other surviving spouses. 
Norm, Treasurer Jack and I attended Class Officers Weekend on September 20-21, which coincided with President Phil Hanlon’s formal inauguration on the Green. He gave an impressive address, as did the two female speakers, University of Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman (President Phil was her provost) and N.H. Gov. Margaret Wood Hassan. Gersh and I had up-front seats behind the extended Hanlon family. Later former roomie, retired Lebanon, Pennsylvania, family doc Pete Flowers, told me he and Ann were there too. 
—Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; swquickel@comcast.net


As the big reunions began on June 5 in Hanover, 23 ’58s gathered for a mini-reunion luncheon at the Norwich Inn. New Englanders all, including a few wives, reports Frank Gould. They got the lowdown on energy security and U.S. foreign policy from professor Daryl Press. 

The geographic draw was wider on May 11 in Manhattan for Gersh Abraham’s induction to the Steve Mandel ’52 Society honoring super-fundraisers—including Ben McAdams and Pat from San Luis Obispo, California. A pleasant surprise: Harry Dodds and Barbara sat down with John Murphy and me at a back table as dinner began—honoring Gersh despite recent health issues. My guess is that 30 ’58s and wives showed up. 

More exotic by far was Coe Enbutso’s selection to the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, for contributions to private high school education in Kyushu. “Sumiko and I attended the award ceremony May 14, followed by a group audience with the emperor at the imperial palace,” he wrote. “Official recognition by the national government makes me very happy.”

Gary Finerty was named Volunteer of the Year at Hanscomb Air Force Base near Waltham, Massachusetts, for his work serving the needs of 14,000 military retirees in seven states, reported Pete Olsen, adding that Gary’s 2008 renal surgery “was successful…he’s cancer free.”

Herb Swarzman received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Jewish National Fund dinner in Tampa, Florida. Our former president and head agent was honored for long service to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Florida-Israel Institute and the Tampa Jewish Federation. Larry Weltin, who’d arranged Herb’s blind date with future wife Joyce years ago, was there with his wife, Marty. 

Larry tells me that the words “The Journey Continues” in his great class logo came easily, even though “I was a ‘suit,’ not a creative type, in the agency business. For the design I coerced my old creative director Lu Kapuscinski, winner of several Clios, while Norm Sylvester and I had fun looking over his shoulder.” Quoting Frost, Larry added: “To me, ‘I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep’ has always said ‘the journey continues.’ ”

Joe Blake is continuing his journey as new chancellor of Colorado State University. Joe’s been CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce the past decade, after a career ranging from FBI agent to Colorado government posts. His latest job, says Joe, “is another opportunity to help a critically important organization grow and reshape itself for Colorado’s betterment.” 

Add this quote from John Jones’ 50th book reflections to his obituary (in this or a later issue): “For three years I have been a willing guinea pig for experimental clinical trials involving men with aggressive prostate cancer. Since there is no approved treatment I have moved on to doctors who think outside the box and have lasted twice as long as predicted by inside-the-box doctors, with a very high quality of life. I remain optimistic until proven otherwise.” John died May 31 in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; squickel@dartmouth58.org


October’s mini-reunion at Homecoming drew many fresh faces. Bob Rapp came all the way from Portland, Oregon; Judy and Ted Furber from Eden Prairie, Minnesota; and several from Florida: Joanne and Frank Blatz (Juno Beach), Sandra and Joe Slotnik (Miami) and Bill Yahr (Tallahassee). Up from Connecticut were Joel Einhorn (Roxbury), Margot and Al Greener (Mystic) and Sue and Dave Hoffman (Greenwich). John Ryan came from Virginia Beach, Dave Cassidy from Hanover. All told 50 classmates, spouses and widows were there, including Marcia Armstrong, Susan Williamson and Jane Yusen, all duly elected class members.

A major bright spot was Dartmouth’s 28-6 win over Columbia in the driving rain, ending the losing streak. Rays of gridiron daylight were quarterback Connor Kempe (two TD passes) and sophomore Nick Schwieger (244 yards rushing, an all-time Green record). Apropos football, Bob Downey will apply his skills as chairman of the new Friends of Football advisory board. “Our friends program is last in the league,” he says. At Saturday’s class dinner ex-footballers John Murphy and Doug Fusonie swapped Bob Blackman stories at our table. Apparently the legendary coach’s saltiest tongue-lashing was to yell, “Holy smokes, Fusonie, how’d you miss that block?” 

The Friday post-bonfire bash in Lewiston, Vermont, featured Dave Bradley and his local doo-wop singers. The pre-game reception at Dave’s law office heard a spirited performance by the Dartmouth Marching Band huddled in dripping rain gear. After Saturday’s class dinner raconteur Murphy told lots of funny stories. Kudos for a great time go to mini organizers Nora and Frank Gould and Ann and Dave Bradley. See Andy Thomas Web site for minutes of the long but productive class meeting on Saturday—which, by unanimous vote, will convene on Friday afternoon next October.

Mini regular Hal Bernsen told of being forced into New York Harbor by foul weather on an ocean sail with three former NATO colleagues and phoning up Bob Downey, who invited them over for drinks and dinner at a neighborhood restaurant. Spotting four dozen roses in the Downey hallway with a card to Nancy attached, Hal realized too late they were about to become part of the Downeys’ anniversary dinner. “We went Dutch treat,” he said. One dogged mini regular is Jerry Manne, who still trades soybeans daily at Chicago’s Board of Trade. Others on the floor may be nimbler afoot, but none can match Jerry’s speed at calculating trading outcomes in his head. 

At an October dinner at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Jim Sullivan was honored for his generosity and commitment to St. Francis House in Boston, the largest day shelter in New England. Jim chairs the 25-year-old organization, which serves 800 homeless daily.

John Trimble, chairing the Peter D. Williamson ’58 Distinguished Service Award Committee, seeks nominations for the first recipient of this periodic award for long and distinguished service to Dartmouth at the October 2010 mini-reunion. Contact John at jtrim99@comcast.net or committee members Susan Williamson, Walter Vail, Ralph Manuel or Hal Bernsen.

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; squickel@dartmouth58.org

“On a beautiful summer Sunday,” wrote Barbara Dodds on July 12, “Harry passed away at home with me at 5:15 a.m.” Harry Dodds’ obituary will appear in a future issue, scrunched to the requisite 150 words—yet reaching from Nigerian and Brooklyn courtrooms to corporate and foundation boardrooms and countless other involvements. The College flag was lowered to half-mast July 16 and 17 in his honor as a former trustee. Carl McCall delivered the eulogy at White Plains Unitarian Church, near Mount Kisco, New York, where Harry died of amyloidosis, a cardiac disease. Gersh Abraham and 10 others also spoke, including an eloquent encomium from former Brooklyn congresswoman and district attorney Elizabeth Holtzman extolling Harry’s ability to work with diverse groups. Gersh added some light touches—like the obfuscations Harry and Jerry Manne employed to win debates for Dartmouth and Harry’s feisty goaltending for the Chi Phi hockey team. Gersh also recounted Harry’s deadpan suggestion at a trustees’ meeting that the College, having admitted women, should consider investing “in a corporation that manufactures, say, Kotex.” Some trustees laughed, others were aghast, Harry told Gersh. Ailments prevented Harry from completing his oft-promised reflections for our 50th reunion book—too bad, for he had quite a remarkable journey. Nick Stevens forwarded a request from Masachika “Chik” Onodera in Tokyo for a 50th book. He had misplaced the one he picked up at reunion. Nick and co-workers on the Dartmouth ski history project discovered Chik (“a ’58 I’d never heard of”) in tracking down Chick Igaya ’57 and other Japanese skiers. Delighted to send another book, I asked Chik how he became a ’58. Here’s his story: “In April 1957, at 27, Mitsui & Co. awarded me a one-year scholarship in the United States—to learn the language, culture and ways of thinking and represent the company. After a summer course at Columbia our New York manager advised/ordered me to spend a year at a school at least 100 miles outside the city. Students and professors at Columbia recommended a small Ivy League school that was not coeducational. After visiting several, Hanover enchanted me with its campus environment and high instructor-student ratio. [Secretary’s Note: Mori Mitsui’s father, head of the firm, may have put in a plug for Dartmouth.] Dean Dickerson admitted me as a special student for 1957-58. I lived at 202 South Massachusetts, took Govy 1 and courses at Tuck, attended ‘Great Issues’ and joined Theta Delta Chi. Reassigned to New York in 1972, I met Joel Portugal on business. When we found we were in Hanover at the same time Joel kindly suggested I apply for adopted membership in the 1958 class. I belonged to the Dartmouth Club of New York until returning to Japan in 1982 and continue to pay class dues.” 

Head agent Jack Bennett reports that the class topped its goals for the June 30 fundraising year, setting a sixth consecutive Dartmouth College Fund participation record: 74 percent for a 51st-year class. 

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; squickel@dartmouth58.org

Here’s a suggestion: Next time you have some news about yourself or classmates, shoot me a quick e-mail at the address below. Input’s been a bit sparse lately.

Norm Sylvester, after his first Alumni Council meeting as our representative, reported its 89-1 vote nominating Morton Kondracke ’60 and John Replogle ’88 for the two open alumni seats on the board of trustees. There will probably be petition candidates as well for the March 10-April 7 election. Urges Norm: “Regardless of the candidates you support, it’s critical that everyone vote. Historically, a measly 30 percent of alumni vote in trustee elections, and that’s simply not acceptable.” 

Keep up with election developments, including candidate statements, on Andy Thomas’ Web site, which he updates once a month or oftener. Andy’s also spearheading the project to provide the Town of Hanover with a street clock from the class of 1958, which was approved by a near-unanimous vote at October’s class meeting. Andy says, “The town accepted our offer with gratitude and as 2010 began was pondering the best site for it, subject to final approval by the class, with installation targeted prior to 2010 graduation.”

Word comes from the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) in Colorado Springs that Tryg Myhren has been named to the nine-member search committee to find a new CEO for the USOC. Among Tryg’s qualifications is his work on behalf of the U.S. adaptive ski team and Paralympic team. Speaking of skiing, Nick Stevens says that the Dartmouth Ski Project’s book, A Passion for Skiing, should be in print by February. It will include no fewer than 20 members of our class, which voted support for the project in October. 

Howls over the Marriott’s high room rates and substandard dinner last October have led to a change of venue for this year’s October 8-10 mini, which will include the Harvard football game. Frank Gould has arranged for accommodations and class dinner at Breakfast on the Connecticut in Lyme, where many ’58s have enjoyed staying and Peter Williamson has hosted gatherings of Bugatti aficionados. Another change: The class meeting at the mini will convene Friday afternoon instead of Saturday morning—freeing more time for pre-game socializing, shopping or sleeping in. 

Check out the joint letter on the ’58 Web site from Pete Kelsey and Gersh Abraham seeking local mentors around the country for the students working on three-month internships under the Dartmouth Partners in Community Service (DPCS) program. Our class supports the DPCS as well. If you want to volunteer or learn more, you can click on the URL following their letter. 

Online you can also get the complete low-down on President Jim Yong Kim’s long- and near-term strategies to strengthen the College’s finances after the 23 percent bear market endowment decline. At http://budget.dartmouth.edu you’ll find of a video of his December 1 presentation and a downloadable PDF of the text with his PowerPoint slides. His next financial report to the trustees will be in February. 

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; squickel@dartmouth58.org

You can’t believe everything you read, not even in these Class Notes. Be it known that the correct dates for the 2010 fall mini-reunion are the weekend of October 29-31. For many reasons you won’t want to miss this one. Look for reservation forms around July 1, says mini-reunion co-chair Frank Gould.
For starters this year’s Homecoming game on Saturday will be against Harvard—whose strength “naught avails…when they hear our mighty cheers,” according to the old fight song. What’s more we will be gathering at a beautiful, cozy setting. The indefatigable Frank, working with new mini co-chairs Bob Eleveld and Sam Smith, has arranged for 15 rooms at the scenic Breakfast on the Connecticut in Lyme, New Hampshire, and five rooms at the equally worthy Dowd’s Country Inn, also in Lyme. Saturday’s class dinner at BotC will be prepared by innkeeper Donna Andersen, arguably the Upper Valley’s finest chef. 

Other traditional mini features—the Dartmouth Night parade, the post-bonfire open house at Lewiston Depot in Norwich and the pregame lunch/band serenade at Dave Bradley’s law offices—will remain unchanged. But the class meeting will be held Friday afternoon instead of Saturday morning, allowing more time for socializing and shopping. I can speak for fellow class officers Gersh Abraham, John Trimble and Andy Thomas in guaranteeing that this year’s meeting will be shorter.

Two springtime alumni events bear noting. Results of the March 10-April 7 voting for two open trustee seats will be announced just a week or so before you receive this magazine. Here’s hoping that you voted, whichever candidates you favored—the two put forth by the Association of Alumni or the lone petition candidate.

The other big springtime event is the Dartmouth College Fund drive, ably led by head agent Jack Bennett. He and his persistent volunteers performed miracles in reaching 2009’s class goal and setting a 51st-year participation record of 74 percent in a deep recession. Our 2010 DCF goals are $275,000 and the 78 percent 52nd-year participation mark of the ’44s. If you’ve kept up with President Kim’s reports on the College’s finances, all available online, you’ll realize that the DCF, tough times or no, needs alumni support more than ever.

Tidbits from classmates: Pete Flowers, retired from practicing family medicine in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, reports that he and Ann now have time to enjoy some long-deferred travel. Henry Hof of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, a student of the stock market, has tipped me onto another shared interest—words—covered engagingly in an e-mail newsletter from the United Kingdom called World Wide Words. “As a fellow English major you may enjoy Michael Quinion’s weekly essays about the wondrous world of words and their origins,” writes Henry. Among classmates enjoying Colorado’s ski slopes this winter was Chik Onodero and his wife, Kay, of Tokyo, who attended the annual CarniVail staged by the Tuck and Dartmouth/alumni at Vail. I look forward to reading Passion for Skiing, the Dartmouth ski book edited by Nick Stevens, which I’m told is absolutely sensational.

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; squickel@dartmouth58.org

Gotta love the class website photo of President Jim Kim with Gersh Abraham and Ralph Manuel in ’58 reunion windbreakers! Gersh says Kim attended a recent alumni event in Chicago wearing his ’58 reunion necktie. Though an ’82 adoptee (his class at Brown), Kim clearly agrees that “’58 is really great.”

Another website must-see: John Murphy’s latest Don Corleone impersonation titled “The Godfather at Keystone.” John catches Brando’s voice and gestures to perfection (my favorite is brushing his fingernails along his cheek). This rendition was filmed at Bob Downey’s annual ski week at Keystone, Colorado, in February. Scroll down Andy Thomas’ home page to view these and other gems.

June 30 is the deadline for this year’s Dartmouth College Fund. Head agent Jack Bennett’s troops are striving to keep ’58 one of the College’s most supportive classes. Also consider, if you can, Mel Alperin’s appeal to support the Bartlett Tower Society in your estate planning. Call Mel at (401) 274-6633 for details. And pencil in the October 29-30 mini-reunion in Hanover, The Harvard game is this year’s added attraction. Come on up, you mid-Atlantic and Tidewater guys. It’s a gorgeous drive that time of year. 

Speaking of minis, mull over these findings from Norm Sylvester’s poll before he became our Alumni Council rep and turned over running minis to the triumvirate of Bob Eleveld, Frank Gould and Sam Smith. It drew 75 responses, roughly 15 percent of the class, half of whom never attended a mini. Travel’s no problem: 73 percent would journey 100 miles plus, 50 percent more than 200 miles, 16 percent across the country or an ocean. Where? Thirty-eight percent favor their home region, 18 percent their home state, 16 percent Europe, but 37 percent are not interested in multi-day or extended travel minis. Cocktail receptions are preferred by 82 percent, those built around educational or cultural programs favored by 65 percent. Cost-wise, 66 percent would spend $100 or more and 38 percent could handle $500 plus. Currently up for consideration: a 2011 mini at the College Grant. Bob, Frank and Sam welcome your input. 

We sadly note the passing on February 22 of John McHugh, M.D., an internist who practiced many years in Holyoke, Massachusetts. A Theta Delt and Glee Clubber, John is remembered by Ward Burian for “his great, low-key sense of humor.” Walt Fogarty recalls him as “a very popular member of Theta Delt who married his college sweetheart Ann,” who died in 1989. John’s Boston Globe obit was nine yards long. His physician brother Edward is a ’54. Belatedly, we’ve learned that Charles C. Winchester, a patent attorney who was much involved the public schools of Milton, Massachusetts, died last October 21. 

Judge Tom Jackson’s op-ed piece in the February 26 Washington Post made a strong case for trying 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed in the Washington, D.C., federal district court (where he sat for 22 years) instead of New York or a military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay. Tom’s gist: The crimes were against the nation, not one city, and the targets were non-military.

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; squickel@dartmouth58.org

Sign up soon for the October 29-31 fall mini-reunion and Harvard game. Frank Gould has lined up super new accommodations upriver at Breakfast on the Connecticut (603-353-4444) and Dowd’s Country Inn (603-795-4712). Breakfast on the Connecticut is holding ’58 rooms until September 15, Dowd’s until September 1. Saturday’s class dinner at Breakfast on the Connecticut should be real treat—given its “sterling culinary reputation and spectacular setting.” Send reservation forms to Andy Thomas (55 Firestone Lane, Pinehurst, NC 28374) or phone (910) 215-5785. 

Twenty-eight classmates attended the June 11 luncheon mini at the Norwich (Vermont) Inn, says Frank. Jack Gundy spoke movingly with photos about his 2010 and 1960 stays in Haiti—providing pediatric care after this year’s earthquake and as a resident physician 50 years ago. Undergrads Jim Doolin ’10 and Meghan Caughey ’11 described their work on Dartmouth Global Leadership Program projects in Honduras, Houston, Texas, and Hartford, Vermont. John Murphy presented his amusing 10-minute streaming video of hundreds of classmate photos, then and now. See Gersh Abraham’s full report on the class website. Joe Kabat sent photos—including one of Susan and Debbie Williamson, along with news they’re renovating the Lyme Inn, scene of earlier ’58 minis, for reopening in September. Joe’s recovering from surgery “to replace a heart valve with the pig’s valve.” He enjoyed a restful vacation in Bermuda with Sheila, who teaches at Hesser College in New Hampshire. Joe finished four years as president of River Institute for Senior Education in Nashua, New Hampshire, doubling enrollment, and resumes teaching this fall. 

Personally distressing was news that my Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, boyhood pal Ted Harris died on May 21 at his son Chandler’s home in Thetford Center, Vermont. I cherish our latter day collaboration on the 50th reunion book after years residing on different coasts. His burial service was a private family ceremony in White Marsh, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. A memorial is planned for August in Palo Alto, California, where Ted, author of the standard rheumatology textbook, was chair of medicine at Stanford. As Terry Doran, also a Camp Hill classmate, put it: “Ted was remarkable.” 

Art Lindenauer reported that Noel “Buz” Nathanson died at home in Great Neck, New York, on April 27. Buz practiced radiology in Brooklyn, where he’d grown up a staunch Dodgers fan, then taught at his alma mater, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Joel Portugal, who attended the funeral with Ted Kleinman and Art, says he was a loyal supporter of the College and that “Buzzy was laid to rest wearing both Dodgers and Dartmouth jerseys.” Joel himself is “out of the pain stage” of a hip replacement and “getting around with a walking stick, as my English grandchildren refer to the cane.” 

Andy Thomas reported positive progress on the class of 1958 clock project after attending a June meeting of the Hanover selectmen. It’s to be located on Main Street in front of the Ledyard Bank, a prime spot. Final details have been worked out and approved by the class executive committee. Kudos to Andy for his enthusiasm and persistence in spearheading this project. 

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; squickel@dartmouth58.org

See you at the fall mini October 29-31 with the great new accommodations and class dinner site arranged by Frank Gould. Class meeting is 3:30 Friday, post-bonfire bash is at Lewiston Depot, then a brief dedication at 10 a.m. Saturday of the Class of 1958 Clock on Main Street in front of the Ledyard Bank before pre-Harvard game festivities at Dave Bradley’s law office. We hope Andy Thomas, who spearheaded the clock project, will be recovered from July knee surgery by then.

Frank and his barbershop quartet gave the legendary Norine Gray a harmonious retirement sendoff in June from her 40-year career as go-to lady at alumni relations. In July Dave, Dan O’Hara and Gersh Abraham again rode The Prouty 100-mile cycling fundraiser for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, pushing their oldest-finishers records further out of reach. Gersh, oldest of all, was seen passing riders on the final hill. 

Peter Williamson ’12, grandson of our Peter Williamson, and Nick MacDonald (U of Hartford), both playing out of Hanover Country Club, qualified for the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship played late August near Seattle. Peter just missed the 36-hole cut; Nick lost his first match-play round in 19 holes. 

Tryg Myhren was honored October 18 at a Lifetime Civic Achievement Award dinner by the American Jewish Committee Colorado at the Grand Hyatt Denver for his longtime efforts to promote tolerance. 

Head agent Jack Bennett says our class posted the fourth-highest participation rate among 76 classes for the 2010 Dartmouth College Fund, with 72 percent chipping in $261,438. Overall the DCF raised $43.2 million from 47.6 percent of alums. 

Chairman Bob Downey’s Friends of Dartmouth Football advisory board raised more than $1 million from 900 alumni and parents in the year ended June 30, vs. “dead last in the Ivy League” in 2008-09 at $350,000. Much support came from President Kim, who “only half-tongue in cheek, thanked me for contributing to two of his favorite causes, Haiti relief and Dartmouth football.”

Neurosurgeon Floyd Robinson of Houston, a survivor of the 1968 Tet Offensive as an Army doc, passed away May 25. Buzz Giles of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, died on August 12, says Dan Wilkes. (See detailed obits on the DAM website.) Bill Van Law of The Villages, Florida, died May 30 of cancer. Linc Mitchell, noting Bill’s work with AA, said one man at the memorial announced emotionally: “This man saved my life!” Tony Gittes died July 21, three weeks after being diagnosed with melanoma. The November 2-3 Canoa International Hang Gliding Tournament in Ecuador will be dedicated to Tony, known as “El Hombre Pajro” (birdman), the first man to hang glide there. 

Obit follow-up: Stanford Medical School held a memorial for Ted Harris August 24. Walt Vail says he and Dick Frisch “had a sort memorial service here on Martha’s Vineyard doing yard work at Ted’s place, knowing he was probably chewing us out for shaping it up—he liked the natural look.” Ex-roomie Ward Burian marvels “how Ted could sit hours on end absorbing difficult technical material.” 

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; squickel@dartmouth58.org

The peripatetic Helga and Larry Hampton enjoyed a January sojourn on the French side of St. Martin (there’s a Dutch side too) amid lovely beaches and perfect Caribbean weather. He hopes his travelogue for an Algarve publication, appearing during cold, wet and windy weather back home in Portugal, didn’t “make our friends too jealous.” It did draw this retort from Andy Thomas, with a photo attached of foot-deep snow on his North Carolina deck: “Not a lot of golf being played in Pinehurst.” Andy’s healthy and shedding pounds, report Sigma Alpha Epsilon mates Larry Weltin and John Trimble. Did you notice John and Linda’s smiling faces in the January-February DAM as full-page poster people for the Bartlett Tower Society?

The Hamptons’ year-end greeting prior to visiting St. Martin noted the “examples of two giants, Nelson Mandela and Pope Francis, [encouraging hope] in a time of turmoil that the virtues they epitomize—charity, humility, intelligence, common sense, compromise, good will—will prevail.” Pete Kelsey, in his year-ender, reported that wife Wink had a retrospective of her 1956-2013 work in pen and ink, oils, acrylics and, in recent years, stone carving in a Lebanon, New Hampshire, gallery. 

We note the passing of Richard D. Beards on December 20, 2013. Dick was a longtime English professor at Temple University, heading its master of liberal arts program from 1983 to 2000. He was well-known for his unique Oxford, Pennsylvania, shop, Bookplace, where on weekends, then full time, he sold used books, exhibited artists’ works and talked art with patrons—“a hub of the local arts scene,” reported his obit. He died unexpectedly while writing a book about Quaker abolitionist Lavinia Townsend. 

Thomas E. Talley of Brockport, New York, died there on January 1. Tom grew up in Enid, Oklahoma, majored in English and Latin at Dartmouth, taught at Phillips Andover and in 1964 earned his M.D. from the University of Oklahoma. Trained in internal medicine and nephrology at the University of Rochester, he founded the self-care dialysis unit at nearby Highland Hospital, where he was medical director until 2000. Tom was a member of Sigma Chi and Sphinx.

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; swquickel@comcast.net

Former naval person Ralph Manuel sent a clipping from the Naval Institute Proceedings saying Rear Admiral (retired) Hal Bernsen is participating in its oral history program. “Hal commanded the Fifth Fleet in the Persian Gulf during the Iraq-Iran War,” says Ralph. “I sent them a gift directed to his oral history.” Hal acknowledged interviews but details weren’t available for this column or December’s Sound & Fury (S&F).

Gary Finerty, one of many requesting copies of the 16-page 55th reunion memorial booklet with individual tributes to numerous deceased classmates, commented on his and wife Judy’s multiple knee and hip replacements.

“Doctors do wonders as long as you find the right one,” he says. “We’re quite a pair going through the airport screeners, with TSA folks yelling for ‘female checker, male checker!’ ” (P.S. Copies of the booklet are still available postage-free.)

Butch Pendergast, among folks saying kind words about the S&F and opting for digital delivery, has a good idea: “My wife, Jackie, would love her own copy of the Sound & Fury.” Glad to comply, Butch. 

Pete Kenny writes from Newport Beach, California, “I’m retired from active duty—i.e., working daily—but keep busy relearning my golf swing, reading history and business stuff and working one day a week at my Del Taco franchise unit.”

Hawaii resident Stuart Rice, lately returned to the class list, says, “Mahalo [thanks] for the latest S&F,” but adds that the only face he recognized was Larry Hampton’s. Since 1987 he’s commuted from Maui to anthropological digs near Helsinki, Finland, producing films and videos “yielding a wealth of Ph.D. material in several related disciplines.” Tell us more, Stuart. 

Phil Larson, whose Churchill activities were described in the December S&F, says his favorite Sir Winston quote is: “The only answer to defeat is victory,” uttered during the Nazi blitz of Britain. 

One obituary since last issue: John C. Carton of Spring Lake, New Jersey, died September 23, 2013. John for 51 years was a trial lawyer at his own firm, having gotten his LL.B. from Georgetown in 1961 and served as Navy attorney until 1964.

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; swquickel@comcast.net

This column, written in late August, won’t hit your mailboxes until after the Oct. 11-13 fall mini-reunion in Hanover. But through the good offices of webmaster Andy Thomas, it will be posted to the class website as soon as it’s written. Meantime you’ve received the reservation form, which outlines the stellar arrangements made by mini-master Frank Gould—at Breakfast on the Connecticut, where we will stay and banquet Saturday night after the Yale football game, plus the pre-game festivities at Dave Bradley’s law office and Friday post-bonfire “food and libations” at Lewiston Depot in Norwich, Vermont. Do join us!

Gersh Abraham thanked John Murphy for “the very pleasant remarks about my presidency” in his final Sound and Fury—but adds this correction: “Our 2008 award as Class of the Year, just after the 50th reunion, was in recognition of achievements during Ralph Manuel’s presidency, not mine. I accepted the award as incoming president because Ralph was away.” This July, after Sally’s upbeat medical report, the Abrahams decamped for the summer to their Grafton home near Hanover.

News of Joe Jacquet’s sudden death on July 17 after cutting his lawn on Oak Island, North Carolina, came from his wife, Lynne, via Frank Gado: “When Joe didn’t return at the usual time she found him on the garage floor. Joe was an unselfish, loyal friend and treasured the fellowship he found in our class. Lynne spent the next day arranging donation of his body to Duke Medical School.” Later Lynne sent me the local obituary she wrote citing his many services to Dartmouth and the class and noting his Williamson Award two years ago. “But I left out that Joe was an Eagle Scout. Ralph Manuel said I should tell you that.”

Two other recent departures are Hank Reilly on May 22, also reported by fellow Deke Gado, and Ted Neely on July 20. Hank lived near Burlington, Vermont, and had become an award-winning painter. Ted had retired to Madison, Connecticut, with wife Charlotte after a long Washington career as a Library of Congress translator and Russian linguist with the Office of Naval Intelligence. Finally, I just learned that urologist Bryant Barnard died August 17 in Wenham, Massachusetts.

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; swquickel@comcast.net

Not even persistent rain could dampen the joy of reuniting and relaxing at the June 10-13 55th reunion. Chairman Larry Weltin, with his usual aplomb, rolled nimbly with Ma Nature’s punches, moving outdoor events indoors. Spirits were especially high at Sam Smith’s hilarious standing-room-only lecture on “Sex in Our 70s”—before which Bob Downey, in a talk about Wall Street reforms, let slip (to much laughter) that he realized he was “the warm-up act” for Sam. President Phil Hanlon welcomed us on his second day on the job, followed by the tear-jerking strains of “Dartmouth Undying” by the Dartmouth Aires. The clouds parted for the class picture and Charlie Pierce’s moving Rollins Chapel memorial service, and sunshine illuminated the class banquet at the Top of the Hop with President Hanlon back for a second appearance. 

Almost 100 guys attended, many with spouses. Hal Douglas made the round trip from Portland, Oregon, to Boston on Amtrak. Sig Hudson came in from Savannah, Georgia; Fred Pitzner from Las Vegas; Luke Levy from Key West, Florida. Ben McAdams was a happy last-minute arrival from the Left Coast. Widows Marcia Armstrong, Barbara Dodd, Sheila Kabat, Jane Yusen andSusan Williamson were there too. 

At the banquet Pete Kelsey was honored with the College’s prestigious Alumni Award. Joel Portugal, a former Alumni Award recipient, was given the Williamson Award for service to the class and College. Gifting chair Mel Alperin could announce (in Phil Hanlon’s presence) that our glorious class broke the 55-years-out reunion giving record with a nicely rounded $1,000,058.

At the class meeting Gersh Abraham turned over the class presidency to John Trimble. Norm Sylvester was elected vice president, Jack Bennett treasurer, with yours truly re-elected secretary. Webmaster Andy Thomas will continue in that role. The only other notable change is that I will take over The Sound and Fury from John Murphy, who, after 25 entertaining, outspoken years, stunned everyone by announcing in June that he would step aside after his final post-reunion newsletter. Send me stuff, please!

The follow-up trek to Trapp Family Lodge at Stowe, Vermont, drew 16 couples (and one single, Bob Gilges), including Westerners Kit Cowperthwaite, Chuck Dennison, Hal Douglas, Phil Drescher, John Lenssen, Linc Mitchell, Tryg Myhren and Jack Stromberg. Glower Jones and Sam Smith represented the Deep South. Roger Bruttomesso reports that ’58s “tripped the light fantastic” to a 17-piece string band. The Strombergs, he added, celebrated a significant anniversary at Trapp.

Next comes the fall mini in Hanover, scheduled for October 11-13, says organizer Frank Gould, with accommodations and class banquet once again at the delightful Breakfast on the Connecticut near Lyme.

Sadly we note the death of Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson on June 15. Terrific obituaries in The Washington Post and New York Times described Tom as the “burly, outspoken” federal district judge who deemed Microsoft a monopoly and sent D.C. mayor Marion Barry to jail for smoking crack cocaine. Daughter Sarah Jackson-Han ’88 says Tom’s funeral was on July 10 at Washington’s National Cathedral.

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; swquickel@comcast.net

“To whom are we supposed to e-mail Class Notes?” Butch Pendergast asked newsletter editor John Murphy in a June Sound and Fury item about Butch hiring Minxie and Jim Fanin to help rehab the Pendergast family burial ground in Durham, New Hampshire.

The buck stops right here, Butch! 

This bimonthly DAM column comprises the 1958 Class Notes. And, believe me, its author would be eternally grateful if you and fellow ’58s would flood his e-mail and snail-mail inboxes with class news and views. Send your stuff to the addresses footnoted below—even if it’s just a sentence or two to bring us up-to-date. I know from editing The Journey Continues for our 50th that guys really love to read about each other, all the more so with passing years. And in this alumni magazine format, our Class Notes are also read by adjoining classes who shared our Hanover experience. 

Frank Gould reports that 31 classmates and spouses attended the early June annual ’58 luncheon at the Norwich Inn, drawing the likes of Scottie and Walter Vail, John Trimble, Mel Alperin and John Murphy from as far as southern New England. Also present were ever-faithful widows Marcia Armstrong, Sheila Kabat, Jane Yusen and Susan Williamson and daughter Debbie. The nonstop chatter ceased only when Doug Fusonie recounted his experiences as an Army surgeon in Vietnam caring for both military and civilian wounded, including Vietcong. Mini-reunion impresario Frank’s next production will be the fall mini, moved from late October to September 28-30 this year, when the Big Green will play Penn and the weather should be less iffy. 

Bob Downey, spreading his ample talents beyond the College and the class, was honored at a dinner June 7 in Washington, D.C., with the Keystone Founders Award for his many years of service to the Keystone Center, a nonprofit devoted to high-level problem-solving and consensus-building across a broad spectrum of public, private and civic sectors. 

Mel Alperin, our class gift planning chair, reports that 41 classmates are now members of the Bartlett Tower Society. His goal is 58 by the time we celebrate our 55th reunion next June 10-13, in the peaceful Monday to Thursday after Commencement in Hanover. You’ll be hearing more about that soon from reunion chair Larry Weltin, including a post-reunion sojourn to the Trapp Family Lodge at Stowe, Vermont. Larry Hampton and Helga assure me they will attend from their Algarve home in southern Portugal.

For fascinating Dartmouth reading, I recommend Dartmouth at War, a 448-page soft cover collection of 108 sketches by members of the class of 1942, 91 percent of whom served in WW II. Published privately in 2011, the book was taken “on tour” to San Francisco, Boston, Chicago and New York this year, all profits going to the College. Steve ’82 particularly liked the piece titled “All We Did Was Blow Up Bridges.” Order at Amazon.com using keyword “Leo F. Caproni Jr.,” the ’42 editor whose own contribution is “How My Co-Pilot Saved My Life.” 

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; squickel@usinvestmentreport.com

Regional mini-reunionshave definitely gained traction in 2011—with the June 3 bang-up ’58 luncheon at the Norwich Inn, just three months after the great Lakeland, Florida, mini in March. Frank Gould, who runs the annual luncheon (as well as the October Homecoming minis), says 33 classmates and spouses attended. “If noise level was any indication, folks really had a great time,” he reports. 

Luncheon highlight was Dave Bradley’simpromptu report on 2011 football prospects. “We’ve never had five quarterbacks so good at the same time,” enthuses Dave, “and almost all our impact players are back.” He likes Tim McManus ’11, a wide receiver turned QB, as “the most elusive and accurate passer.” Pushing him are Conner Kempe ’12, last year’s starter back from a pot-smoking suspension, and three others—plus McManus’ freshman brother, “who some say will be better than Tim.” 

Larry Weltin, who along with Sam Smith organized the Florida mini, has relocated with wife Marty and Faith, their wonder dog, from Tampa, Florida, to Pinehurst, North Carolina, where “the climate is more moderate and we’re closer to children and grandchildren.” Larry will co-chair our 55th reunion in June 2013 along with Ray Robbins,who is based in Hanover. 

In July Dan O’Hara, Gersh Abraham and the aforesaid Bradley once again cycled the 100-mile segment of the Prouty fundraiser for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. They’re still the three oldest “Century” finishers. Dave said pre-race that Frank Gould and Don McIntyre would ride too. Gersh was just back from his father’s 100th birthday celebration in Westchester County, New York, where the old gent assured 70 well-wishers in a five-minute oration that he’s “still got all his marbles.” Gersh was elected to the board of the Association of Alumni last spring. 

Much progress to report on Gersh’s initiative for classmate support groups. Fifteen ’58 M.D.s rounded up by Mike Cohen andSam Smith for the medical support group now stand ready to field queries in specialties ranging from orthopedics, psychiatry and internal medicine to ob/gyn, cardiology and neurosurgery. To tap this resource contact Mike at mecohen@acsu.buffalo.edu or (716) 634-2565 (home) or (716) 830-5380 (cell). Ready too is the personal support group coordinated by Skip Coggin to assist classmates with difficult nonmedical issues. More on his group and its capabilities in my next column. Or contact Skip at fgciv@aol.com or (847) 501-5401. 

John Trimble, having led the Williamson Award Committee to a great start in its first year, has turned over the chairmanship to Ralph Manuel.Last year’s award winners, Pete Kelsey and John Murphy, have joined Susan Williamson, Hal Bernsen and Walter Vail as committee members. The next Williamson Award(s) for service to the class and College will be made at the October 21-23 mini’s Saturday night class banquet. 

Rooms for the October mini will be held until September 15 at Breakfast on the Connecticut in Lyme, New Hampshire, where, by popular demand, we will again be staying and banqueting. The class meeting is Friday afternoon, with a post-bonfire party at Lewiston Depot, Vermont, on Friday night and pre-Columbia game festivities at Dave Bradley’s law office on Saturday. 

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; squickel@usinvestmentreport.com

Heartiest congratulations to Pete Kelsey, who, as we go to press in August, was given the Dartmouth Alumni Award for 2012-13, along with four other heavy-duty volunteers—for “giving their all to their alma mater,” according to the Alumni Council citation. Among his many contributions, who can forget the joyous 50th Pete chaired four years ago!

Now our 55th reunion is upon us—on June 10 to 13, 2013. That’s the Monday-Thursday after Commencement when the campus will quiet down and become its lovely summertime self. Reunion chair Larry Weltin, his Hanover facilitator Ray Robbins and their committee are well along with plans that emphasize fun, sociability and comfort—plus Sam Smith’sreprise of his famed lecture “When Are You Too Old for Sex?” 

Make your plans now! Our class tent on the Alumni Gym lawn will be short walking distance from our air-conditioned housing at the East Wheelock Street cluster of dorms, which—yes—also have elevators. Charlie Pierce is organizing a memorial service at Rollins Chapel to honor classmates. A wide choice of events will include tours of the Hood Museum and new campus facilities, golf and tennis, Glee Club and musical performances, even bird watching and stargazing at Shattuck. Eats will include a first-night barbecue at the Bema, a Tuesday picnic lunch on the Baker Library lawn and the Wednesday class banquet at Hopkins Center hosted by Ralph Manuel. Possible add-on: another Bob Eleveld-organized windup at the Von Trapp Lodge near Stowe, Vermont, June 13-14. 

Head agent Jack Bennett reports that the class topped this year’s Dartmouth College Fund goal by 22 percent, with an impressive 62-percent participation. The overall rate was 44 percent as alums, parents and friends contributed nearly $47 million to the College. The drive also elicited a cheery note from Jim Riffle, a Phi Delt brother and my own Dartmouth College Fund tracker, now retired from Cummins Engine in Columbus, Indiana. 

For a refreshing vacation trip Larry Hampton and Helga recommend Iceland, where they spent three weeks motoring the scenic seaside, finishing the summer at their Wimbledon apartment before returning home to the Algarve in southern Portugal.

On a somber note, we mark the passing of five classmates: On May 18 in Carmel, New York, Stephen Flanders, former U.S. Marine and New York banker. On June 21 in Rumson, New Jersey, Al LeBrecque, former Navy officer, retired attorney and two-time class secretary. On June 29 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Rod Frates, insurance magnate and earth satellite entrepreneur. On July 7 in Montclair, New Jersey, John Foster, former president of Delta Tau Delta, top search firm executive and superb golfer. And on August 25 in Houston, Palmer Beasley, famed hepatitis B researcher (see long New York Times obit of August 27).

Speaking of golf, Peter Williamson ’12, golfer grandson of Peter Williamson playing out of Hanover Country Club, went from winning last spring’s North-South Amateur to a strong August showing at the U.S. Amateur in Denver (see story, page 22). Next challenge if he turns pro: the arduous Q School to earn his PGA Tour card. 

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; squickel@usinvestmentreport.com

To online classmates notified in late August that this column was available on our class website: Be advised that there’s still time to sign up for the ’58 mini-reunion during Homecoming weekend October 21-23. On tap are traditional events—the Friday night bonfire and post-bonfire bash at Lewiston Depot and the Saturday football game (Columbia) after Dave Bradley’s pre-game party and band serenade near the stadium. Be sure to make the Saturday night class banquet at Breakfast on the Connecticut in Lyme, New Hampshire. The chow there is superb—not to mention the company! With the class meeting moved to Friday afternoon, Saturday morning is free for socializing and shopping. Get full particulars from Frank Gould (fgould@aol.com) or Andy Thomas (dahtmuth58@aol.com).

Head agent Jack Bennett reports another successful Dartmouth College Fund campaign. The class chipped in $276,606, topping our $200,000 goal by 38 percent, with 74.3 percent participation vs. the goal of 72 percent. “That puts us ahead of 71 other classes,” says Jack. Overall, the College raised a record $44.5 million from 47.7 percent of alumni. Hats off to Jack and his team of 61 agents! 

Class rep Norm Sylvester relates interesting discussions at the May Alumni Council meeting with President Kim and the heads of admissions and advancement (see website). Norm says admission applications have more than doubled to “about 22,000” since 2005, with 2,229 (or 9.7 percent) admitted in 2011. Among them is ice hockey player Morgan Illikainen ’15, whose campus recruiting visit from Grand Rapids, Michigan, was funded by our class gift to the Athletic Sponsors Program. She plays defense and sent the class a charming, hand-written thank-you note. Norm, by the way, was named chair of the Alumni Council’s athletic committee.

“We’re open for business!” says Skip Coggin of the class outreach project he and George Wolcott are getting off the ground. Their mission differs from the medical support group of ’58 M.D.s organized by Mike Cohen and Sam Smith and discussed last issue. Skip and George’s new class outreach project aims to provide a ready ear and helpful sounding board for classmates seeking emotional, moral and other non-medical support. Skip for 10 years has chaired a job-hunting support group that’s helped nearly 100 people in his church and the north shore of Chicago. George, a pediatric neurologist, for 50 years has helped patients and families deal with grief, loss and ethical issues; he’s also minister of visitation at his 3,500-member church in Lincoln, Nebraska. “I see us as someone to communicate with in troubled times—good listeners and facilitators, but not arbitrators, negotiators or money wizards,” says George. For a couple of sincere, willing guys to talk to about troubling issues, contact Skip (skipcoggin@gmail.com or 847-501-5401) or George (gwolcott@ wndstream.net or 402-488-3748).

Sadly we note the deaths of four classmates. Gary L. Albright, date unknown; David Stiles on February 22; Dick Warner, Ph.D. (history), in Asheville, North Carolina, on May 29; and Jack Wolper, M.D., in Scottsdale, Arizona, on March 30. Friends of theirs, please send me obituary info about Gary, Dave, Dick and Jack. 

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; squickel@usinvestmentreport.com

After eight years living on one of New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes, Sue and Dick Portland moved back to suburban Rochester. He’s an Eastman Kodak retiree. His granddaughter Annie ’14 “is carrying on the family Dartmouth tradition, the 11th in three generations.”

Dick and other ’58s, many with spouses, attended the February twin minis in south Florida hosted by Patty and Mel Alperin in Palm Beach and, two days later, by Penny and Bill Allyn in Naples. At the Alperin brunch were Alan Baker, Frank Blatz, Mike Dikman, Don Goebert, Paul Jameson, Buddy Marks, Don McCree, Jim Preston, Myles Slosberg, Walt Stackler and Jim Young.Attending the Allyn luncheon were Roger Bruttomeso, Skip Coggin, Bull Cutcliffe, Fred Hildebrandt, Vince Hovenec, Hank Milton, Whit Marchand, Tryg Myhren, Paul Robinson and Dave Sharrock, plus Jane Yusen, Carol Gittes and Dick, who enjoyed associate athletic director Drew Galbraith’s “interesting overview of Dartmouth’s Peak Performance Program.”

At both homes Mel spoke about the novel gifting incentives put in place for our 55th reunion Dartmouth College Fund campaign: “We are indebted to a few classmates who have offered to match gifts, dollar-for-dollar, that represent at least 20 percent of their 50th reunion gifts and total at least $2,500. Many are taking advantage of this.”

Speaking of the 55th, Larry Weltin has done a bang-up job through two years of organizing the June 10-13 gathering in Hanover, with another post-reunion sojourn arranged by Bob Eleveld to the scenic Trapp Family Lodge at Stowe, Vermont, June 13-15. With inputs from dozens of ’58s with “fingers on the class pulse,” Larry’s committee has planned a varied, entertaining, yet unhurried program that emphasizes, first and foremost, “plenty of down-time to just relax and enjoy each other.” Among the highlights: Pete Kelsey will receive the College’s Alumni Award at the class banquet. Charlie Pierce will lead a Rollins Chapel memorial for departed classmates—featuring large-screen Aegis photos and a brochure of thumbnail write-ups to honor each man deceased since David Glendinning’s memorable 2008 memorial. Do join us if you can.

“Wah-hoo-wah for Larry!” writes Norm Sylvester, “and congrats on getting AD Harry Sheehy as a speaker.” Among classmates planning to attend from afar are Helga and Larry Hampton—backagain from Portugal barely six months after their year-end holiday visit in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe and Napa, California, with Deanne and Don Klages,joined at a parting dinner by Libby and Dan Varty. Adds Skip Coggin,“Obviously Larry and his committee have put a lot of thought into the reunion, and I’m frankly sorry I’ll miss it. Liz and I will be on a long-planned visit with a church group to the Holy Land—which a Jewish friend reminded me, ‘is called Israel.’ But I’ll make our 60th.”

Mike Wygant reports that Boyd Parker died January 6 at home in Center Ossipee, New Hampshire. Raised in Maine, Bucky was an executive of Unum, the large Portland, Maine-based insurance company. Belatedly we learn that David Stiles, boatman and paper industry executive, died February 22, 2011, in Williamsburg, Virginia. 

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; swquickel@comcast.net

Talk about a landslide! Jack Bennett won overwhelming confirmation as our next Alumni Council representative by a vote of 151 to 0. With more than half the 295 qualified voters (dues-payers) weighing in, not one voted “no” or filled in the write-in box. Jack will take over after Norm Sylvester’s expiring term and serve through June 2015. 

The huge vote, facilitated by webmaster/listserver Andy Thomas, augurs well for enthusiastic attendance at our 55th reunion in June 2013—not to mention this year’s Hanover gatherings: the June 1 luncheon reunion and the September 28-30 fall mini. (The latter was moved to a warmer date on the Penn football weekend because the College scheduled the late October Harvard game for 5 p.m.) As council vote recorder, I fielded ballots from Tampa to Tokyo (Chik Onodera), with notes from former roomies Steve Dawkins in Key West, Florida, back from a sojourn in France, and M.D.s Pete Flowers, enjoying retirement from family practice in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, with wife Ann, and pediatrician Lee Wight, who’s retired with Jan to Laguna Woods, California—on “the left coast.” Henry Hof, an astute investor who spoke kindly of my investment letter, voted too, as did John Whiteley’s widow, Kim, Joe Kabat’s Sheila and Ed Turner’s Rosemarie. 

Cack Bittner, from his Pocono outpost in Dallas, Pennsylvania, tells of a remarkable 16-year-old Paralympic skier from his area named Stephanie Jallen, whom he’s aided for several years as she downhilled and slalomed her way, with one arm and one leg, onto the U.S. national team for 2014 in Stochi, Russia. Born with congenital hemidysplasia with ichthyosiform erythroderma and limb defects (also known as CHILD syndrome), she recently won gold at the U.S. championships in Waterville, New Hampshire. Cack met her via a Shriner’s service project. “Expenses run upwards of $40,000 a year,” he says. “She maintains a full fundraising schedule plus honor-roll status in school.” Stephanie was thrilled when Tryg Myhren, who grew up in her area and is deeply involved in the Paralympics, looked her up at a meet in Oregon. This winter she skied with the team in Europe. Her trainer, says Cack, is an ex-Marine who barks “Get up!” when she falls. Check out www.stephaniejallen.org. 

Cack and Joanne had a ball last summer house-sitting at Larry Hampton’s awesome farmhouse/villa in the Algarve region of southern Portugal—traveling the Iberian peninsula, basking at the pool, playing golf and enjoying the car, housekeeper and parts of the wine cellar approved by Larry. Larry and Helga want to downsize in the Algarve and again need a sitter to show around buyers while they summer at their place in Wimbledon. In February they were still looking for ’58s who could sit from late June to September.

Carter Elwood, noted Russia scholar at Carleton University in Ottawa, has published a book titled The Non-Geometric Lenin in which he exposes the Bolshevik leader’s mistakes and cover-ups. Another recent ’58 author, the indefatigable John Murphy, waxes amusing and insightful in May I Approach the Bench? about his courtroom adventures—deftly edited by Frank Gado.

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; squickel@usinvestmentreport.com

To pump myself for this column, I replayed John Murphy’s video of last October’s ’58 clock dedication. John blended in spirited footage of the Dartmouth band at Dave Bradley’s law offices afterward. Go to YouTube and type “Dartmouth Class of 1958 Clock.” Here’s the untold story—akin to Mac-Arthur wading onto Luzon and the Marines atop Mount Suribachi. What history sees are retakes staged later. Similarly, John missed Gersh Abraham’s tribute to Andy Thomas for spearheading the clock project, so it was reenacted. For the record, Gersh’s off-the-cuff redo was far more eloquent.

Treasurer Andy, who lives in Pinehurst, North Carolina, but grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, recently phoned John Whiteley’s widow, Kim: “The College was unsure about dues-payers Kim and Metza Whiteley. We clarified that Kim is Metza’s nickname and then talked nearly an hour because we had so much in common. Kim went to East Denver High with Ed Eppich, Peter Williamson, Kit Cowperthwaite, Joe Blake and Monte Pascoe ’57. At Colby Junior she met John—and her close friend Lois Hanewald, with whom I was madly in love until she wrote me a ‘Dear Andy’ letter.”

Our mini-reunion triumvirate of Bob Eleveld, Sam Smith and Larry Weltin have a sure winner for their first event in Lakeland, Florida, March 14-15. Two weeks beforehand 37 classmates and spouses are signed up—including Ralph Manuel and Sally to see his Detroit Tigers host the Red Sox. The banquet speaker Thad Seymour was advisor to Sam as a Senior Fellow and to Larry for his thesis on 17th- and 18th-century English satire. 

Frank Gould, still in charge of Hanover area minis, has set June 3 for the annual luncheon mini at the Norwich Inn. “The glassed-in room is reserved,” he reports, “but to allow more time to schmooze we won’t have a speaker.” A week earlier the Alumni Council will meet in Hanover with our rep Norm Sylvester as chair of its athletic committee. “I look for upbeat reports from new AD Harry Sheehy and Buddy Teevens on the 2010 season and recruiting results.” John Trimble’sWilliamson Award Committee is soliciting nominees to be honored at the October mini. Last year’s initial recipients “for long and meritorious service to the class and College” were Pete Kelsey and John Murphy. Send nominations to John or committee membersSusanWilliamson, Hal Bernsen, Ralph Manuelor Walter Vail.

Randy Austin took up my offer of two photos of the 1956-57 basketball team sent to me by Jim Francis ’57. Joked Randy, “I was so far down the depth chart I wasn’t sure I made the team photo.” He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, where this winter’s snow forced him to borrow a neighbor’s shovel. In Colorado snow country Bob Downey hosted 13 classmates at his annual ski bash, ranging from Easterners John Ryan and Joe Slotnick to West Coasters Ben McAdams and Jack Stromberg. “It was great bonding with guys I didn’t know in Hanover,” said Gersh Abraham. Also there were Dave Bradley,Hal Bernsen, Mike Growney, Don McIntyre, Tryg Myrhen and Sam Silverstein—and Murphy doing a daffy Qaddafi impression

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; squickel@usinvestmentreport.com

Our June 10-13 55th reunion draws near. Chairman Larry Weltin foresees a great turnout based on the “intent” cards returned so far—both in Hanover and at Trapp Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, June 13-14. Recently added attractions: Athletic Director Harry Sheehy, a master of one-liners, and entertainment by the Dartmouth Aires and the North Country Chordsmen, a barbershop group. Hal Douglas and Jeannine will attend from Portland, Oregon, “the Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.” From the opposite direction, Portugal’s Algarve, Larry Hampton and Helga will join us. How about you too?

Channel surfing recently here in New Hope, Pennsylvania, I suddenly found myself watching the Dartmouth hockey team beat up on Vermont in Hanover and looking mighty impressive. So I asked Dave Chapin, our 1957-58 hockey captain and avid follower of the team, for his take. Replied Chapes: “This is the best Dartmouth team I have seen in 10 years—big, fast and quick. The only thing missing is the Indian patch on their jerseys.” Dave, living in hometown Wellesley, Massachusetts, took a business partner at his Chapin Properties Team firm to a game in Hanover. The friend exclaimed on seeing Dartmouth for the first time: “What a great place to go school!” Amen, brother Chapin.

After Hurricane Sandy Dexter Faunce called to notify me of Dick Jacob’s death on October 22. They’ve been close friends on the New Jersey shore for years. Asked how he fared in his Ocean City home 100 yards from the Atlantic, Dexter said: “Gov. Christie made us evacuate early. But we were well-prepared, thanks to the 100-mph derecho that struck us last May, uprooting 750 trees at our golf club and knocking out power for 10 days.”

Sandy was a comparative breeze. A derecho, says Wikipedia, is Spanish for a widespread, long-lived, straight-line windstorm associated with a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms.” Of Dick Jacob, Dexter noted, “He was CIA and privately told me some stories I can’t repeat.” 

Other recent departures: Bob Dudley on October 21 at home in Liverpool, New York, along the Saint Lawrence, where he fished and boated and was a collector and dealer of antiques. John Quinton of Lisle, Illinois, January 15, 2012 (we learned in November), whose Chicago Tribune obit reported that he “became an avid runner at 40” and completed more than 500 races, including 28 marathons.

Over lunch with Joanne and Cack Bittner in December, Mary Ann and I learned that Palmer Beasley was Cack’s freshman roommate in Topliff. That experience didn’t stop Dr. Beasley from his hepatitis B work that his August New York Times obit said “saved millions of lives.”

Just back from visiting Nathalie and Andy Thomas in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Cack updated me on Stephanie Jallen, the remarkable 16-year-old Special Olympics skier from his Dallas, Pennsylvania, area who races slalom and downhill with one leg and one arm. This winter she’s training with the U.S. team for the 2014 Games in Russia. As reported here last spring, Cack and Dallas friends support Stephanie in various ways.

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; swquickel@comcast.net

Norm Sylvester in June will wind up his three-year term as our class representative on the Alumni Council, which was started in 1913 by President Ernest Martin Hopkins, class of 1901, as a clearinghouse for interchanging alumni ideas with the College. Expanded in 2007, it now has 125 members, including reps from the most recent 55 classes. Upon the recommendation of our nominating committee, chaired by Walter Vail, the class executive committee nominated Jack Bennett to assume Norm’s responsibilities through June 2015—leaving head agent Jack, who accepted immediately, with a very full platter.

The aforesaid Mr. Vail also has a new job—as a selectman of Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, on Martha’s Vineyard. “The other person elected last year was Mike Santoro, cousin of Buddy Teevens,” he says. “We both won big, by two-to-one over incumbents, so it was evident the town, mired in an organizational and financial mess, wanted a change. Being retired, I have plenty of time to work on the issues and we’re making great progress. There has to be more to retirement than golf and tennis.” 

Mel Alperin, our gift planning chairman, reminds us to consider joining the Bartlett Tower Society (BTS) and including Dartmouth in our estate plans. Says Mel: “A simple bequest or other deferred gift (like a charitable gift annuity that pays you a rate of return for life) can do the trick.” His goal is to secure 58 BTS members by our 55th reunion in 2013. Contact either Mel or Mark Dantos at the College, (800) 451-4067.

Andy Peterson tells me that he and wife Sharon still sleep in a riverside lean-to below their house in West Fairlee, Vermont, winter and summer, dashing uphill to warmth and breakfast each morning. He still backpacks despite bypass surgery. In Hanover our intrepid 100-mile bicyclists Dan O’Hara, Dan McIntyre, Dave Bradley and Gersh Abraham ride the Prouty fundraiser every July. But my vote for this year’s “Guts Ball Award” goes to Fred Pitzner for his amazing 800-mile trip in September on his Harley Ultra Classic through the Colorado Rockies, including the hair-raising 23-mile stretch from Ouray to Silverton—which he did not once, but twice. Having reached Silverton in one piece, he turned his bike around and rode back up to Ouray. Says fearless Fred, the retired banker who’s been battling pancreatic cancer for several years: “There are hairpin turns up and down the mountain. One mistake and you go off the cliff. It was my biggest riding challenge, so I went for it.”

Pete Kelsey and Winkie are avid wintertime travelers. In November they spent a “fabulous” week in the Galapagos Islands in pursuit of blue-footed boobys and the other unusual wildlife that captivated Darwin once upon a time. After New Year’s they began a month-long cruise from Singapore south past Bali, around northern and eastern Australia to Auckland, New Zealand. Pete and Wink recently moved to a condo in Hanover, where “we’re the young people,” but will continue to summer with their dogs at Lake Fairlee in Vermont. 

Sadly, Joe Livermore, retired judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals, died at his home in Tucson on September 28.

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; squickel@usinvestmentreport.com

There’s still time to sign up for the March 14-15 mini-reunion in Lakeland, Florida, halfway between Tampa and Orlando. Besides a Tuesday afternoon Red Sox-Tigers spring training game planners Sam Smith and Larry Weltin have lined up two nights at the Lakeland Terrace Hotel, with an arrival reception on Monday, the 14th, and a Tuesday morning tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright buildings at nearby Florida Southern College. Tuesday’s cocktail party and banquet will feature a talk by Thad Seymour. 

Fall mini follow-up: More than 60 attended and loved the new accommodations at Breakfast on the Connecticut in Lyme, New Hampshire. Friday morning Gersh Abraham and I found Hal Bernsen, John Ryan, Pete Kelsey and Jerry Manne convened at the Dartmouth Bookstore—ogling the new Class of 1958 Clock across the street in front of the Ledyard Bank. The dedication on Saturday morning was well-attended by classmates, wives and representatives from the College and Town of Hanover, plus Ted Harris’ youngest son Chandler from Thetford Center, Vermont. At the marvelous class dinner on Saturday at Breakfast on the ConnecticutPete Kelsey and John Murphy were named the first recipients of the class’ new Williamson Award in honor Peter Williamson. 

Fred Pitzner told me over breakfast about his 1,000-mile ride on his new 900-pound Harley motorcycle from Las Vegas, Nevada, through Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and home again. Toughest challenge is handling the big bike at slow speeds, which Fred solved with stabilizing wheels that kick into place at a pre-set speed. Lawyer Tom Maguire, in from Traverse City, Michigan, withwife Gladys, said it took him six years to complete his retirement from the lengthy disaster lawsuits in which he specialized. I mentioned loving the upper Michigan lawyer film Anatomy of a Murder, but Tom said the favorite movie among lawyers themselves is the hilarious My Cousin Vinny in which an inexperienced, loudmouth New York lawyer (Joe Pesci) ventures (with Marisa Tomei) into small-town Alabama to defend a college-age nephew and friend on murder charges. At our class dinner table Dave Hoffman’s spirited spouse, Susan, led an amusing, often revealing roundtable discussion of marital experiences—including their own and those of Anni and Norm Sylvester, Barbara and Roger Bruttomesso, and Mel Alperin and me, the two singles present. Mostly, but not always, the couples agreed. Much fun! 

At Princeton on November 20 President Kim invited alums for “a perfectly civilized complimentary brunch” before the football game to introduce newly hired athletic director Harry Sheehy. By my guesstimate more than 300 took him up on it—including Joanne and Frank Blatz and Nancy and Bob Downey. The lanky Sheehy, besides his talents as a basketball star, coach and AD at Williams, comes well-equipped with witty one-liners. “President Kim told me he expects Ivy championships in every sport,” he said. “I replied, ‘Thank you, sir, for the 42-year contract.’ ”

From Jim Riffle came sad word just before Christmas that Dave Moss, stellar offensive end and NFL umpire, “passed away peacefully on December 16, 2010, with his kids and wife Judy at his side.” 

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; squickel@usinvestmentreport.com

Nothing like springtime in Hanover, as I was reminded on a mid-April visit. One afternoon I am sitting in shorts in New Hope enjoying 85-degree weather. Two days later in Hanover it is snowing as six of us joined Lenita and Ray Robbins at their home for lunch and reunion planning. Larry Weltin, Dave Bradley, Frank Gould, Ralph Manuel, Andy Thomas and I had to sweep three inches of it from our windshields. Hanover was still cloaked in white when I left the next afternoon—listening to the Masters on Bloomberg Radio, my heater at full blast.

Andy, with Nathalie, was headed to Harvard the next day, where since 1899 her family, the Wendells, has presented a cash award to the returning sophomore with the highest GPA. Andy’s been quite the traveler this year. Earlier they vacationed a winter week in Hawaii, where they lunched with Paul Wysard (retired from the Punahou School)and Jerry Manne (headed for a wedding in New Zealand) and their wives. During St. Paddies Day week Andy and 11 American golfing buddies flew to Malaga, Spain, for their annual Ryder Cup-style matches with a dozen Irishmen. “We lost by one point on a technicality,” he says. (Golf rules are tough!) But Andy did win a smooch from a lady who admired his golf shirt, which bore the invitation: “Kiss me. I’m Irish.” In May the Thomases were headed for a Dartmouth cruise from Barcelona to Lisbon. 

On my way home from Hanover in April I was invited by Henry Hof to visit “The House of Hof” in Hasbrouck Heights in north Jersey. Henry, I can report, is in fine fettle. A crunching handshake attests to his upper body strength, and his sense of humor has certainly not deserted him. He begins his days with “The Old Gray Lady”—The New York Times, that is—then wheels himself adroitly into his state-of-the-art computer room. We share common interests in wordsmithing and investing. His wife, Sally, whom he met when they worked at the United Nations years ago, fed us a magnificent quiche Lorraine for lunch.

Frank Gado, who kindly contributed two classmate tributes to the memorial service booklet for the 55th reunion, has since notified me of the death of Hank Reilly in Burlington, Vermont, on April 21. Hank had become an avid painter in recent years and kept in touch with supportive Delta Kappa Epsilon pals. Another passing is that of Walter Anyan on February 16. He taught pediatrics for many years at Yale Medical School, specializing in adolescent medicine. 

Charlie Pierce, the memorial service chair, and David Glendinning join me in thanking Frank and the other contributors, including Jim Crawford, Ward Burian, Jack Gundy, Nick Stevens, George Haines, Jim Meeker, Art Lindenauer, Joel Portugal, Linc Mitchell, Mark Gilmore, Mike Wygant, Henry Hof, Gersh Abraham, Ron Zwart, Mel Alperin, Bill Hartley, Harv Wilson, Ralph Manuel and Tryg Myhren,plus the widows of John Whiteley (Kim), Bill Bahrenberg (Sue) and Harry Dodds (Barbara) and Joe Kabat’s son Charlie.

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; swquickel@comcast.net

Mark your calendars now—both for this year’s brilliantly rescued fall mini and next June’s 55th reunion. The fall mini was saved after the College, without consulting us, scheduled the October Homecoming football game for Saturday evening under the lights, just as we’d have convened for our annual class banquet. Organizer Frank Gould, rallying a spirited round of e-mails, came up with a perfect solution: Move the mini to September 28-30. Warmer weather, a Penn game at home, plus the usual Lewiston Depot gathering and class meeting Friday, and pregame blast at Dave Bradley’s—everything save the often-tedious march up Main Street to the bonfire—topped off by another scrumptious Saturday banquet at Breakfast on the Connecticut (which is holding rooms for us till September 1). Send your entire reservation form to treasurer Andy Thomas and join us.

Our 55th reunion is next June 10-13 in Hanover (Sunday to Wednesday after Commencement).

Says chairman Larry Weltin: “The only other class on campus will be the 1953s celebrating their 60th, so Hanover should be less crowded and more relaxed. We’ll be headquartered at the East Wheelock dorms (air conditioned with an elevator) and class tent in front of Alumni Gym. Besides golf and tennis, we’re co-sponsoring programs with the ’53s. Sam Smith will update his “When Are You Too Old for Sex?” lecture. Bob Eleveld is arranging a stay afterward at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. It will be good friends, good times, good food—another memorable ’58 reunion.

Put the Howe Library on your list of must-see spots in Hanover. Mary Ann and I were touted onto this superb public library on South Street by Ralph Manuel and Ann Bradley, who recently retired after five years as trustees’ chair. Ralph, who co-chaired a $3.5-million capital campaign to expand and upgrade its premises, says the Howe has been rated “the second-best community library in America.” Its collection is extensive—“every book you’d ever need for an English class,” says one admiring undergrad—plus a large section of new releases and pleasure books. Lively library director Mary White runs nonstop special events for adults, teens and children, ranging from lunch-and-books discussions and preschool story times to foreign language play groups and chess tournaments, even a miniature golf tournament along the wide aisles that drew 325 adults and children one March weekend. Mary gave Mary Ann, a leader in our New Hope, Pennsylvania, library, a full tour of the Howe while I perused a tableful of Kindles and iPads and, yes, snoozed in one of those comfy chairs with Hawthorne’s Twice-Told Tales. 

Also up Hanover way, Dave Cassidy’s wife, Corrinne, made news recently by winning her age group’s world championship weight-lifting competition. At 84 she hoisted 148 pounds! “It was a riot,” she says. “They just kept adding weights and I beat ’em all.” Corrinne got into lifting at a local gym to alleviate effects of spinal stenosis. “They gave me a trophy, a medal and a certificate that I’m a ‘100-percent raw power lifter.’ ” 

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; squickel@usinvestmentreport.com

Thirty-sevenclassmates and partners had a marvelous time at the sunny, eightyish March 14-15 mini-reunion in Lakeland, Florida. But it’s a tossup which was the chief attraction—the superbly funny Thad Seymour, who was in his best form speaking at the concluding banquet, or Faith the Wonder Dog, a waddling, adorable, almost beatific therapy pooch that accompanied Marty and Larry Weltin everywhere at the elegant old Lakeland Terrace Hotel. For story-telling humor, though, Larry momentarily upstaged Thad in introducing him as speaker—recalling how he visited Thad’s office to thank him for the D on his senior thesis (on 18th-century English satirists) because it ensured he would graduate.

Lakeland highlights included a well-attended tour of the dozen Frank Lloyd Wright buildings at nearby Florida Southern College, built in part by students between classes. The Tigers-Red Sox game was great fun too, with Mary Ann and me (in my Sox cap) sitting next to Sally and Ralph Manuel (in his Tigers cap) in front row seats. (Sox 2-1 in the 10th!) For October mini regulars Gersh Abraham, Roger Bruttomesso, Peter Herman, Don McCree, John Murphy, Norm Sylvester and Otto Wagenbach we saw the fresh faces of Alan Baker, Bryant Barnard, Bob Gilges, Vince Hovanec, Jake Jacobus, Paul Jameson, Glower Jones, Hank Milton, Charlie Pierce and Herb Swarzman.

Thad, who began at Dartmouth with us in 1954, had us in stitches for 45 minutes at the banquet. Later he wrote Larry: “It was such a treat to be with you nice guys. I can’t get over the way you made me feel that 1954 just wasn’t that long ago. Only 57 years and suddenly we’re all the same age!” He told of being asked to leave Princeton because he was married to Polly, of finishing at the more broad-minded Berkeley before coming to Hanover, of becoming dean in 1959 just after we graduated and later president of Rollins College in Florida—with multi anecdotes in between. 

Our on-the-spot host Larry was ably assisted by Sam Smith and Bob Eleveld (who got the great ballgame seats). As for his amazing dog Faith, she’s bred from French bassets and Irish terriers to produce a wide-bodied, short-legged, shaggy-haired Glen of Imaal terrier, now AKC certified. With her patient, friendly disposition, Faith goes with Larry thrice weekly to visit a children’s orthopedic hospital, a memory-care center for Alzheimer sufferers and a remedial middle school reading program. She works a room like a politician, snagging every vote. As often happens, Larry’s good deeds in Lakeland will not go unpunished: Gersh has asked him to co-chair, with Ray Robbins, our 55th reunion in June 2013. 

Quick closing note from Andy Thomas about an April phone call from Hanover: “ ‘Hello, Andy, this is Buddy Teevens. I’d like to talk to you about Hunter O., who is wait-listed for class of ’15.’ I was floored. I had written to Buddy about this kid who’s a natural for Dartmouth and a great football player. Having the head coach call about a prospect shows the intimate relationships we enjoy in the Dartmouth community.” 

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; squickel@usinvestmentreport.com

A big wah-hoo-wah for Andy Thomas,named Webmaster of the Year at the September Class Officers Weekend. All it took, says Andy—joking, I think—was $2,000 from the ’58 bank account he oversees in his day job as treasurer.

Our fall mini that same weekend drew a record 71 souls, says mini chair Frank Gould, abetted by the concurrent reunion of the (7-1-1) 1957 football team that lured the likes of Gary Finerty, Don Klages and Ben McAdams from nether regions—plus other faraway folk such as Hank Milton from Florida and Ardy and Kit Cowperthwaite from Colorado. The star attendees, though, were Sally and Gersh Abraham, who joined us at both Friday’s delicious sit-down dinner at Lewiston Depot and the superb Saturday banquet served up by Donna and John Anderson at Breakfast on the Connecticut. And we’d have beaten Penn had the game lasted five more minutes, from down 0-20 at halftime. Nice write-up in the program featuring QB Dave Bradley recalling the Bob Blackman days. 

Next big event is our 55th reunion on June 10-12. You’ve received chairman Larry Weltin’s invitation letter and response card to indicate your attendance intentions—including a June 13-14 repeat sojourn to Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, arranged by Bob Eleveld. We’ll be housed in the East Wheelock Street dorms near Alumni Gym with air conditioning and elevators, close to all reunion events. Please return your card ASAP. Contact Larry at lweltin@hotmail.com.

New views in Hanover are the Black Family Visual Arts Center next to the Hopkins Center and the renovated Hanover Inn. Another delight is visiting Hanover’s nearby Howe Library to peruse everything from world newspapers to bestsellers in a cozy setting.

Mailbox items: Dan Wilder has taken up rock climbing, encouraged by two climber sons who compete nationally. Son Matt has devised an unusual “rock candy” type practice wall with handholds of all shapes. Bob Downey, besides unstinting efforts for class and college, caught attention from The Wall Street Journal and Fox Business News for his plan to avert Wall Street bailouts, first unveiled last June in accepting the Keystone Center’s prestigious Founders Award. “It’s my plan, not Goldman Sachs,’ ” he emphasizes. Bob, with gifts chairman Mel Alperin and others, has hatched a matching scheme to spur reunion giving.

Among my happy memories of the fall mini was game-long chatter sandwiched between Andy Peterson and Sam Smith on the 50-yard line; trading yarns with Bill and Ruth Cutcliffe about their erstwhile Cape Cod neighbor Ken Quickel ’61, now decamped to Minnesota; and reminiscing with Michiganer Phil Wood about our 1957 midshipman cruise to Quebec (et les belles femmes) on sister ships in the same destroyer squadron. Good talk over Thursday dinner with other perennial early-arrivers Hal Bernsen and John Ryan of Virginia Beach, Virginia, at the Williamson’s Lyme Inn, along with ace storyteller Jerry Manne who still hangs out at the Chicago Board of Trade and shared ideas on sensible options trading.

Recent obituaries are sadly noted for Pete Herman, Rink DeWitt, Jon Lehman and Jim Orovitz.

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; swquickel@comcast.net

Three cheers for Carl McCall, who in mid-October, the day after turning 76, took on the chairmanship of the sprawling State University of New York. Appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whom he’d beaten in the 2002 gubernatorial primary, Carl will oversee the 64-campus SUNY system at a time when classmates are slowing down. Carl’s commitment to education has been paramount, from his school teaching job out of Hanover to service as New York state comptroller and New York City board of education president.

No less than 58 ’58s, spouses and widows convened for the October 21-23 mini-reunion during Homecoming. Most stayed at the charming Breakfast on the Connecticut in Lyme, New Hampshire, where John and Donna Andersen repeated their 2010 hosting triumph—replete with gourmet breakfasts and Saturday night banquet. Friday’s class meeting was brief and kept strictly to class business by veep John Trimble, subbing for Gersh Abraham, who was home attending to wife Sally’s medical battle. Friday night at Lewiston Depot in Norwich, Vermont, featured spirited socializing and singing by Dave Bradley’s doo-wop group, with Ron Zwart, Dave Pratt and Joel Einhorn among the attendees, along with Marcia Armstrong, Sheila Kabat and Jane Yusen. Andy Thomas finally got his first look at the 1958 Class Clock on Main Street, the project he successfully spearheaded last year. And, oh yes, the Green thumped Columbia 37-0. Kudos to mini impresario Frank Gould. At Saturday’s banquet Joe Jaquet and John Trimble shared the Class of 1958 Peter D. Williamson Award. Honored for their long service to both the College and the class, each was presented by Susan Williamson with the elegant Simon Pearce bowls emblematic of the award. Joe, also active in the banking and computer industries and New Hampshire politics, is getting used to life in Oak Island, North Carolina, with his New York-bred wife Lynne. John and Linda Trimble, perhaps more visible through the years, continue to serve the College and class in many unseen ways as well. Ralph Manuel, Williamson committee chair, emceed the awards. 

Prize for the farthest mini attendee went to Paul Wysard of Hawaii, who as a 5-year-old witnessed the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack. Paul attended the famed Punahou School in Honolulu and worked there his entire career, retiring as vice president. Lawyer Tom Maguire again made the trek from northern Michigan, and Jerry Manne traveled from the Chicago commodity pits. Jerry’s also been trading equity options of embattled banks Goldman and BofA.

Notable news bites: Larry Weltin, aided by Ray Robbins, held his first 55th reunion committee meeting—among other things scoping out living quarters with air conditioning and elevators. Mark June 10-12, 2013, on your calendar for the 55th, the Monday through Wednesday after Commencement, when Hanover will be peaceful as well as pretty. Mel Alperin has agreed to be reunion giving chair, in addition to his increasingly successful efforts to recruit members for the Bartlett Tower Society (about which more next issue). Sadder to relate are the recent deaths of Bill Yahr, Rick Wagner, David Stiles and Timothy Thalheimer (see website obits).

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; squickel@usinvestmentreport.com

Sixty ’58s and spouses turned out for our October mini on Homecoming Weekend October 29-31. I can’t tell you how we fared against Harvard since my deadline for this column was two days before the game. But as I write, the resurgent Green is 4-2 on the season! 

Yet I think I can safely report in advance that we loved staying at Breakfast on the Connecticut in nearby Lyme, New Hampshire, and having a delicious Saturday night class dinner there. Arranger Frank Gould outdid himself. I can note also that many of us, along with curious students and townsfolk, paused on the way to Dave Bradley’s pre-football festivities to witness dedication of the Class of 1958 Clock on Main Street in front of Ledyard Bank. The only missing dignitary was Andy Thomas, who was unable to take a much-deserved bow for making the clock happen; he and Nathalie were touring the Middle East. There’s also a pretty good chance the Dartmouth band revved up the decibels as they marched past the clock to serenade us at Dave’s place. (Hope I won’t have to take back too much of this anticipatory reporting when the true facts are known!)

A note from Leslie Larson ’59 tells us that Walter Stackler won the senior golf championship on September 19 at the Creek Club in Locust Valley, New York. Anyone who’s played the difficult Creek Club can appreciate Walter’s achievement. Another non-classmate note, from Jim Francis ’57, brought condolences for basketball manger Ted Harris and two great photos of the 1956-57 basketball team, including fresh-faced ’58s Dave Carothers, Jim Crawford, Randy Austin, Henry Hof, John Jones and Hal Douglas.Separately, the aforesaid Hal wrote that he and Jeanine flew down from Portland, Oregon, in August to Stanford’s memorial for Ted. “Very impressive,” said Hal. I sent the photos to John Murphy for the Sound & Fury.

We will miss Joe Kabat who passed away on October 10, 2010, at a hospital near his home in Nashua, New Hampshire. A super-loyal classmate, Joe and wife Sheila greeted us at reunion registration desks. Just 10 days before he drove to Hanover to snap and send out first photos of the new 1958 clock. “Joe would have chuckled at the “10-10-10” exit plan,” wrote Sheila. She sent along details of his handwritten to-do list for the coming week—teaching photography to retirees, a Boy Scout event, tutoring citizenship candidates—“packed with living,” she said.

Mori Mitsui’s wife, Judy, tells me Mori died at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston on August 26 from heart issues and complications. Still working full-time as an architect, Mori lived in Kittery Point, Maine. Judy noted the ironic timing of an article by his brother, Takanobu ’43, in the November-December issue of the DAM about his campus experiences following the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. Belatedly, we’ve learned that Louis Dosik, a St. Petersburg, Florida, radiologist, died on February 1, 2010, of complications from knee surgery, and that James R. “Bob” Bickell of Clive, Iowa, died July 20, 2009. 

Steve Quickel, 65 Chapel Road, New Hope, PA 18938; squickel@dartmouth58.org


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