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Gerould Taylor Lane died January 12, 1961. P.S. Due to time out in Texas and numerous Faculty 'Votes' my graduation was delayed until 1915. Speed Swift, M.I.T. 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915." (See April issue.) "Why don't you join the Class of 1913, Speed?

From Greenhaven Farm comes real news from Bob Bonney and we quote: "I've just read your class notes in the March Review. It's a bit distressing that so much of the news has to be about the passing of our old friends. Gene and I have come in pretty fair shape through the roughest winter in the history of the Maryland Weather Bureau. Our principal current activities are: (1.) Country squiring the farm. (2.) Following regimens and medication to combat degenerative diseases of advanced years. (3.) Devoting such time and means as we have to organizations fighting the unscientific and false notions being indoctrinated into our youth by medicine men masquerading as economists in our institutions of learning, including M.I.T. (4.) Various local civic affairs such as those mentioned in the enclosed clipping from one of the county papers. Our best to you and Roz." Quite a busy retiree. Here is a listing of the offices and activities with which our Bob is connected: President of the Maryland Angus Association; Past vice-president of the Elkton Southern States Corporation; Treasurer of the Friends of the Library; active in the Historical Society of Cecil County, Northeastern Chapter of the Maryland Archaeological Society, The Friends of Rodgers Tavern, The Farm Bureau, The Cecil County Livestock Advisory Committee, Beef Cattle Producer's Association of Maryland, Beef Cattle Improvement Association. The Maryland Angus Association sponsors and Annual Breeder's Show, showings and sales of large and small herds of Angus Cattle, as well as the Eastern National Livestock Show in November at Timonium, Md., and a Spring Sale held April 12 at the Frederick Fair. By now, we must conclude that Bob is a cow farmer. Hope to see you and Gene at our 48th in June at Dedham Motel 128.

Again comes a newsy letter as usual from Jensen Beach, Fla., from Maurine and Allen Brewer. Due to a previous commitment in April at Philadelphia for the annual convention of the American Lubrication Engineers, they will be unable to join us this year. Allen was one of the original advocates of selecting a motel for our 50th Reunion in 1963. He has some very constructive suggestions for our 50th. In the June issue we shall give a resume of Allen's plan. Many, many thanks Allen...Have you sent in your reservations for the 48th Reunion at Hotel-Motel 128, June 9, 10, 11 and 12, 1961? George Philip Capen, Secretary and Treasurer, 60 Everett Street, Canton, Mass.


Two classmates proudly claim that they are now great-grandfathers. First is Professor Leicester Hamilton, whose great-grandson, Peter Andrew Hamlett, arrived on December 28 at Nashua, N. H. ... Paul Owen's great-grandson, Clayton Melbourne Jonas, arrived in Melbourne, Australia, on January 18. Paul says he does not mind being a great-grandfather, but his wife hates being married to one. He says you are "no older than you feel." ... How many classmates can join this group? As far as we recall, Stirling Harper, now deceased, was our first class baby, born in June, 1911.

A postcard has been received from Homer Calver, postmarked on the S.S. Exeter, at Marseilles, France. Since the Exeter stops at Beirut, Lebanon, your secretary assumes that Homer is probably en route tot he American University where he has been before for lectures. ... Another to join in the ranks of those in retirement is Professor Earle O. Turner, who is now as Siesta Key, Sarasota, Fla. He has been professor of Civil Engineering and, for the last several years, dean of Engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredricton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Regretfully we must record the death of Warren C. Newbury in September of last year. He was associated for practically his entire business experience with Samuel Cabot, Inc., located in Boston with a plant in Chelsea, Mass. It will be recalled that his older brother, John, died ten years earlier. Both were chemical engineers and graduated together. - H. B. Richmond, Secretary, 100 Memorial Drive, Cambridge 42, Mass.; C. P. Fiske, President, Cold Springs Farm, Bath, Maine; H. A. Affel, Assistant Secretary and Class Agent, R.F.D. 2, Oakland, Maine.

What a Class-mate! Just read this delightful letter from Mary Plummer Rice. We certainly do admire Mary's determination and interest to begin studying all over again and in a foreign language. You're wonderful, Mary and many thanks for your generous checks - your devotion to 1915 and your kind words of praise. "Since I haven't Ben's address here, but my New England conscience is here, I fell sure I am in arrears for the 1915 50th. I'll enclose two cheques, one for the new Second Century Fund. Every time anyone asks me if I was the first M.I.T. co-ed, it makes me feel as though I were starting my second century! My, but it has been difficult to get into the habit of serious studying - maybe trying to learn in a different language has complicated the effort - but I am enjoying every course and experience at the Sorbonne - and living in Paris. London for the 12-day holidays was tremendous and I had the privilege of living there in a 15th century (at least the dining-room) British University Women's Club, Crosby Hall, and the Thames, with alert, interesting women, mostly with Ph.D.'s from all over the British Empire and Europe, all keenly interested in their work and further study. Why didn't I wake up earlier? In the Easter, 16-day vacation, I'm going to the Leipzig Fair 'way inside the Russian zone, and will visit the psychiatric wards of the U.S.A. hospitals in Germany, visiting friends with whom I've worked in San Francisco, then Switzerland and Vienna and back through France. As soon as these course end in Paris I'm returning to New York to see my 28-year-old son, Deane, get a B.S. from Fairleigh-Dickinson University after nine long years of effort, mostly evenings. A proud day for his mother. With best wishes to the fine committee who are doing such a valiant job."

On the afternoon of Alumni Day, June 12, at 4 o'clock, we'll have our annual Class Cocktail Party at the M.I.T. Faculty Club, Cambridge. Classmates, families and guests are all invited at no charge. Even if you don't go to the Alumni Dinner later, come to the Class Cocktail Party and see the old gang.... The July column will give you the play-by-play story of our April 8 Class Dinner in Boston....If you haven't already paid your class dues, just stick your check in that postage-paid envelope (with a line about yourself).

Christmas remembrances from friends of 1915 included cards from Paul and Virginia (Thomas) Johnston; May Sheils; Alice Chellman; Barbara Thomas....Ruthie Place wrote from Pasadena: "I carry on as usual only 'older and poorer.' I see a lot of my son Bill ('43) and his family in nearby Portola Valley."... Cynthia Blodgett in Bangor wrote: "I am content and happy here in Maine doing my child care work and some with the sick. The doctors at Dow Air Base keep me busy. I am proud my husband Charles was a graduate in the 1915 Class." It's pleasant to be remembered by these old class friends.

At a recent lunch with John Dalton, X, in Providence, I found him enjoying his retirement with a lot of big league bridge for master points. With a month wo winter golf in Florida, John joins the other class nomads who certainly keep moving around....Kath and Wink Howlett have just returned from Hawaii with a stop on the West Coast to visit their two married daughters and their many grandchildren.... In February, Katherine and Max Woythaler left for five weeks in Hawaii to get away from this miserable winter we had up here.... On March 11, Otto and Helen Hilbert sailed on the Christoforo Colombo for a round-the-world cruise, including port visits in Italy, Athens and the Greek Islands, Turkey, Syria, Jerusalem, Egypt, India, Bangkok, Hong Kong and a tour of Japan, where they will attend a Rotary Convention in Tokyo. On to Hawaii, they return across the Canadian Northwest to reach home June 30. Some trip, eh!... Each winter we feel less sorry for Jim and Lena Tobey. From West Palm Beach, Jim wrote: "We suffered acutely here for two days with temperature of 81, but it's frigid today, way down to 70. We bask on the beach regularly and although the water is a bit rough it's warm. How I pity you Aleuts, Lapps and Siberians. Regards from Fran and you-all up there." ... Well, enough of this aggravation from

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