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Georgetown, S.C. 29440
Schmidt writes from Anchorage, Alaska, "Life is different
today. My granddaughter is a high school sophomore and is already
writing to colleges that interest her, including Columbia. Kids
today are a lot smarter than we were! I spend time pushing the
American Land Sovereignty Protection Act bills so that those kids
will have a country to work in."
Hamm, retired president of Proficient Foods Co., and Clyde
White Hamm Barnard '41, retired psychometrist, are celebrating
their 60th wedding anniversary on January 1, 2000. They would like
to hear from classmates. Their address is 10751 Equestrian Drive,
Santa Ana, Calif. 92705.
Unfortunately, the rest of the news
is all sad and will be dealt with in chronological order. Edward
A. Bernholz, Jr., died on February 27. Having battled against
pulmonary fibrosis for six years, he eventually succumbed to heart
failure. Stanley Bedford died on August 1, following a heart
attack. Stan, who attended many class reunions, was a retired judge
who had spent many years on the bench in Essex County, N.J.
Previously a district court judge, he had served many years on the
Superior Court at the time of his retirement in 1986. He was active
in many community organizations. Lastly, our Class President,
Phil Van Kirk, died on August 15. The contributing cause of
death was a brain tumor. A mostly retired attorney, Phil was
recently of counsel to a law firm in Mamaroneck, N.Y. As most of
you who have attended Arden House reunions know, Phil was an avid
tennis player. He is survived by his wife Dorothy, three children
and four grandchildren.
We shall miss
all of these classmates and extend our deepest sympathies to their
197 Hartsdale Avenue
White Plains, N.Y. 10606
For a long
time, we have talked about meeting for lunch during the year. Well,
we've started. So far, we have met twice at Faculty House on
campus. Talk was interesting, as always, and time flew by. The most
recent luncheon took place on September 15 with Aldo Daniele,
Bill Carey, Gerry Green, Jerry Klingon, Jack Arbolino, Seymour
Halpern, Dave Harrison, Nick De Vito, Vic Zaro, and Herb
Mark. If you are interested in joining a few classmates at
lunch, get in touch with me. In the future, we'll move downtown and
to locations in New Jersey and Connecticut.
an up-to-date class directory, Class President Vic Zaro
continues to track down "lost" classmates. We had lost contact with
George Laboda for a while, but now we know he moved to
Florida in 1988, enjoys good health and is concentrating on his
golf game. Check his address in your directory.
the practice of medicine and the New York metropolitan area,
Bill Robbins is now engrossed in environmental education in
Florida. He expects that about 1,300 school children will receive
instruction in the nature programs his group conducts.
Wellington always had an interest in the sport of kings and
this summer was able to split his time in Maine between harness
racing and golf. Mel Hershkowitz shares that interest but
now spends more of his time as a preceptor of medical students at
another Ivy university in his adopted hometown of
classmates who became academics are Tony Ventriglia and
his career at Manhattan College and is now enjoying a full life in
nearby Bronxville. John, who retired after 30 years at Arizona
State University, elected to remain in Arizona. Both were
professors of mathematics.
familiar and remote places that we didn't have time for in our
working years is clearly important to many. For instance, my wife
and I have been to Cambodia and Vietnam, but I'll save the details.
Bob Wolf, John Rogge and their wives recently enjoyed
a visit to the tropical forests of Costa Rica, and to the Panama
Canal. They described with excitement their appreciation of the
engineering that went into the Canal, where the original locks and
machinery are still functioning.
Long, who lives in Idaho and winters in Arizona, spent some
years at the Argonne National Laboratory and, later, 10 years with
the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. John is planning a trip to the
Greek islands this year.
ago, Mike Broun relocated to Britain, where he worked in
advertising and ran an audio-visual company. Mike has since retired
to Chesterton, 30 miles from Oxford, and is active in community
affairs. Contacts with old friends are welcome.
Sandy Black and Charles West have sent word of recent
and impending moves to retirement communities, Sandy in Florida and
Charlie outside Princeton.
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Carmel-By-The-Sea, Calif. 93923
I last saw
Richard L. Fenton, M.D., at our 25th class reunion in Santo
Domingo. He is now retired, living at Heritage Hills, Somers, N.Y.
10589. A former chief of orthopedics at Phelps Memorial Hospital
Center for 18 years, he was also director of surgery, chairman of
the medical board, councilor of the American Academy of Orthopedic
Surgery, member of the admissions committee of the American College
of Surgeons, president of the Westchester County Medical Society,
the New York State Orthopedic Society and the New York orthopedic
alumni, P&S '46. WHEW!
Imparato M.D. no longer practices clinical medicine but keeps
up his academic appointment at New York University Medical School
by commuting from Princeton, N.J. He has a grandson who is now a
first-year at Columbia. He wishes to become active in the alumni
Kelly reports from Bronxville, N.Y.: "Finally the major
renovation of John Jay Lounge is complete, and the distinguished
bronze sculpture by classmate W. S. Wyatt of Jay (Class of
1764) is the focal point of this spectacular student gathering
place. A bronze plaque lists Jay's historic accomplishments in the
early development of our country. The plaque also recognizes the
Class of 1943 and Friends as donor. Everyone should stop and see
this fine rendering of one of Columbia's major historic figures,
especially those whose donations made it a reality."
Keepnews in San Francisco is still active in his life-long
occupation as jazz record producer. He just saw the release of his
biggest re-issue (and possibly anyone's biggest), the 24-CD
complete Duke Ellington on RCA Victor, celebrating Ellington's
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McInerney sends news from scenic western Massachusetts, where
health care has taken a hit with the retirement of two of
Pittsfield's ace healers. These are Dr. Clement Curd,
surgeon and brother-in-law of R. McInerney, who also has put down
his own stethoscope.
With time and
dynamic mind, McInerney has begun teaching at the Berkshire
Institute of Lifetime Learning. He and his wife shared this with
our class correspondent when attending a birthday bash for the
latter at a country home of our class president's daughter in
nearby Stockbridge. Joseph Leff, who contributed so
generously to our recent reunion, is also doing very good work as
chairman of the board of the with-it 92nd Street Y.M.H.A. in
Manhattan and as board tsar of the Jewish Theological Seminary. The
amiable chairman of National Spinning has added to his
philanthropic menu of leadership an ongoing drive to raise funds
for an arts-oriented branch of the State U. of N.Y. Charles
O'Malley has just headed west for more merriment in Las Vegas.
He'll be to and fro for some months, but surely here for the March
main meeting-event of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association,
which he led so well.
Topkis, veteran litigator par excellence and reunion host, is
teaching trial practice this semester at Columbia Law School. In
the past he's followed this with constitutional law at the
Koppett advances creatively as a literate and productive role
model for the rest of '44. The energetic Palo Alto flash saw his
compelling basketball history, 24 Seconds to Shoot, reissued
by Total Sports Illustrated Classics in October. His memorable and
very human look at baseball managers, The Man in the Dugout, will
return in January 2000 from Temple U. Press, which favored us last
year with his bountiful Koppett's Concise History of Major
Koppett has, would you believe, two more non-fiction sports books
in the works for 2001 and the following year.
slightly more immediate future, Spring 2000...gonna be one helluva
Millennium...will see Tor/Forge publish a new novel titled
Tunnel by our class correspondent. Please send the lad news
of what you're writing, doing, celebrating.
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Hackettstown, N.J. 07840
Gottlieb of Miami Beach reports the publishing of an article on
"Sports in the 1920s and 1930s" for Art Deco Festival
Magazine. He also lectured on this topic in January and spent
March and April in London researching maritime topics for future
articles. Sounds interesting, Richard; keep us posted on what
this time are Dr. Frank J. Carter of Norwich, Conn., and
Robert L. Chase of Coram, N.Y. Frank and Robert, let's hear
from you or about you.