Viewing page 184 of 313

[[Image on top of page]]
[[Caption]]
Members of the Class of '13 and their wives at the celebration of their 48th Reunion at Hotel-Motel 128, Dedham.

shall be read by Gus Gustin and copies ordered from Lester if desired; (4) The Reunion committee was given a very splendid vote of "Thanks" for a very pleasant and successful 48th Reunion.
Alumni Day, as always, was a day to be remembered by all who attended; 1913 was represented by Charlotte Sage, Phil Terry, the Eichorns, the Gliddens, the Thompsons, the Gustins, the Brewsters, the Muthers, and the Capens. The concert by the Boston Pops under the able leadership of Arthur Fiedler was greatly appreciated by all who adjourned to Kresge Auditorium. . . . Now, on to the next important date for all '13'ers, that great big show, the 50th Reunion at the Oyster Harbors Club and the Institute, Friday, June 7, through Monday, June 10, 1963. While on the subject of our 50th Reunion, your President Charlie Thompson wishes to announce that George Philip Capen will be chairman of the Reunion Committee. Plans have already started and through this medium and other forms of publicity, you will be kept informed. Any suggestions for the fulfillment of a successful reunion will be greatly appreciated by the Committee. Bob Weeks, Lee Parsons and George Dempsey are just a few of the many who have assured us that they will be present at the 50th.

Bill Mattson certainly wins the prize as the class's best and most regular correspondent, first with his greeting telegram received at the reunion and read by the classmates at our Reunion Dinner, then by his several letters bearing on subjects uppermost in the minds of all of us, namely; the 50th Reunion, the 1913 Alumni Class Fund to be presented to the Institute in 1963, and the welfare of his classmates. We quote in part: "The picture (the class picture) is 'swell,' and I had no trouble recognizing our classmates, all of whom had attended previous reunions. . . . I agree that Oyster Harbors is the place and the class voted thus at our 45th and 48th. . . . Let's keep in touch with each other and work together for our 50th and the 1963 Class Gift." Larry Hart wins the second prize. He has furnished your scribe with many notes about classmates. He retired at 65 from Johns-Manville, but sought other outlets for his energy and "know-how." So now, at 70 years, just retired from Junior Achievement, Inc., as executive president, he will continue as a consultant. We all missed Larry and Arry at our last reunion, but due to other commitments, they were unable to be present. . . . We were very happy to receive a letter from Leah and Herbert Shaw stating that they enjoyed that reunion and would see us in two years. Herbert bought nine old watches and quite a large collection of antique watch keys on a trip to the Cape after they left the reunion. If any of you classmates have any old clocks or watches in your archives, we know that Herbert bought nine old watches and quite a large collection of antique watch keys on a trip to the Cape after they left the reunion. If any of you classmates have any old clocks or watches in your archives, we know that Herbert would appreciate repairing them and adding them to his collection, at 210 Church Street, West Haven 16, Conn.
It is with a very heavy feeling that we are the bearers of sad news. John Parks Coe of Woodbridge, Conn., died June 23, 1961 and was buried in Woodbridge on June 28. John was born in Rock Falls, III., 71 years ago. He attended the University of Kansas and Washburn College, and was at M.I.T. with the Class of 1913. He entered the employ of the United States Rubber Company, serving as a chemist, and then over the years as factory manager, general sales manager, and general manager of the chemical plant at Naugatuck, Conn. He was elected a vice-president of the U.S. Rubber Company in 1945 and retired in 1954, when he was elected chairman of the board of the Texas-U.S. Chemical Development Association as the outstanding chemist of the year, and Washburn College conferred an honorary degree in Science on him. To his son, Willis Coe, and daughter, Mrs. Theodore Glasson, we of 1913 extend our most heart-felt sympathy. . . . A letter was received from Dr. Fred Lane stating that he regretted the necessity of having to return home just after he had arrived at the 48th Reunion on account of the serious illness of his brother. When he arrived home, he was notified of the death of his dear brother in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. We of the class offer our greatest sympathy to you, Fred.
It is gratifying to receive an appreciative letter from our Charlotte Sage. Thank you, Charlotte; you are as of this time appointed to serve on our 50th Reunion Committee. . . . We lament to notify the members of our class that Franklin A. Reece passed away on July 12, 1961. Reece was a native of Brookline, Mass., and was graduated from Noble and Greenough School and Harvard College. He received a mechanical engineering degree from M.I.T. He was president and also chairman of the board of the Reece Corporation in Waltham, Mass., and was cited by the National Association of Manufacturers for distinguished achievement in the fields of science and invention. He was also a former director of the New England Trust Company. As a golf and shooting enthusiast, Franklin was a member of The Country Club, Brookline; Kitansett Club of Marion; and the Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland. Franklin Reece is survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, and 15 grandchildren. 
The Brewster Family made the headlines again. William S. Brewster was recently named president of the United Shoe Machinery Corporation. "Like Father like Son," or should we say, "Like Mother like Son." Anyway, we are all very proud for you both, Bill and Ellen. . . . Charlie Thompson and Anne are always on the move. Their latest motor trip was over the boundary to Canada, where they visited Quebec and Montreal. We hear quite frequently from the Thompsons as well as the Achards. Frank has seen John Cohen twice this last week at the University Club, and we hope that Joe and his charming wife will be with us again at the 50th. Until December.-George Philip Capen, Secretary and Treasurer, 60 Everett Street, Canton, Mass.

'14
Your secretary should have known better (in spite of the official note from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Com

[[Bottom right]] 89
[[Bottom left]] NOVEMBER, 1961
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact transcribe@si.edu.