40Jack J. Carlson, AB’40, the retired president and CEO of Kaiser Steel Corporation, and Elise Young Carlson, SB’40, who is active in community and civic affairs, recently celebrated 58 years of marriage. The Carlsons have five children and 14 grandchildren. Natalie Clyne Reid, AB’40, is enjoying retirement. A regular hula performer, she also continues to practice her French language skills, which she hopes to test by touring France in the spring.
41 Wheelchair-bound as a result of wounds suffered in WWII, Harry H. Benner, AB’41, laments that he is “confined to the house.” Theodore E. Klitzke, AB’41, PhD’53, was invited to speak in Nuremberg at the September opening of an exhibition of works by the late German artist Hermann Wilhelm. Retired since 1982 as the art teacher and department head at Waukegan High School, Everett P. Misunas, AM’41, maintains a working studio, The Mousehole, with his wife, Elizabeth Whitten-Misunas. In October, the Misunases displayed their work in galleries in Waukegan, IL, and Libertyville, IL.
42 College alumni—Mary Lucene Price Miller, AB’43, writes: Jane Sekema Rishel, AB’42, writes that she and Jean Riha Matousek, SB’42, visited campus last June for the Class of 1942 reunion and “celebrated with cocktails and dinner at the Quadrangle Club—a most happy event.” Theodore Fields, SB’42, has been teaching courses in the Miami area, including: Environmental Risks to Seniors, at Palm Beach Community College; Mammography Technology, at the University of Miami; and a course on “how to live longer, limberer, and livelier,” at the Indian Springs Country Club. Last fall, Harold R. Steinhauser, AB’42, MBA’43, took a trip to Scotland, where he planned to visit “historical places.” Joanne Kuper Zimmerman, AB’42, writes that her story “The Steep Hill” was included in the anthology An Intricate Weave; another story, “Going Away,” has also been published.
Here’s my report from last June’s reunion dinner: Seated at a table for eight were Donna Culliton Miller, AB’42, (my sister-in-law) from California, who sells real estate. Her daughter, Bunny, lives in Manhattan with her husband, who hails from South Africa. Miller’s son, Peter, is a sports photographer whose work frequently appears in Sports Illustrated; he lives in Manhattan Beach, CA. Marjory Hibbard Long, X’42, likes to travel and has shared many journeys with Clarabel (“Claire”) Grossman Goes, X’42. Marge helps manage a credit union in a western suburb of Chicago. I believe her children number five. John B. Riddle, AB’42, MBA’42, owner of a California company, who with Marge planned to visit the neighborhood where they had grown up, came alone as his wife was attending her college reunion. Claire Goes is the mother of two sons and one daughter. Son Arthur A. Goes, Jr., lives with his family in a Chicago suburb; son John and his family live in Idaho; daughter Janine and her family live in Utah. Claire served on the reunion committee; she also orchestrated a mini-reunion of eight other alumnae and one alumnus—her brother, Robert—for dinner at her home. Claire is actively engaged in the family business, Goes Incentives and Awards. Dorothy Wendrick (“Wendy”) Schulenberg, X’42, a lifelong resident of Beverly, IL, is pleased that her daughter Wendy is now a homeowner there. Son William C. Schulenberg, Jr., lives in Chicago with his family; daughter Karen lives in a Chicago suburb with her husband; and daughter Nancy lives in Omaha with her family. Mary Winton Green, AM’49, and her husband, David Green, AB’42, AM’49, have three children, all married, and five grandchildren. They spend time in Illinois and Florida. David is retiring from his business, Quartet Manufacturing, in Skokie, IL. The Greens have established the David and Mary Winton Green University professorship, and President Sonnenschein announced their gift at the reunion dinner.
I must add that the grandparents at the table did not attempt to add up the number of grandchildren represented. I am sure that more than two dozen could have been counted.
College alumni, please send your news to: Mary Lucene Price Miller, AB’43, 1019 Glendalyn Circle, Spartanburg, SC 29302-2170. Phone: 864/583-0063 (h).
Other alumni news includes: On August 8, the Kansas City Star named Reverend Elbert C. Cole, DB’42, a “community star” for his founding of Shepherd’s Center, a network of programs that promote independent living among senior citizens. In its first 25 years, the center—headquartered at Central United Methodist Church in Kansas City—expanded to comprise eight centers throughout greater Kansas City and another 87 centers in cities across the U.S.
43 The Class of 1943 celebrates its 55th reunion on June 57, 1998.
Anthony Pizzo, SB’43, MD’45, a pathologist at Bloomington Hospital, loves his work, “even at 76 years of age.” Pizzo presides over the Bloomington (IN) City Council and keeps busy with his grandchildren—but “so far, only ten.” Harry V. Roberts, AB’43, MBA’47, PhD’55, and June Hoover Roberts, SB’44, celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on November 19. “Our first date,” they recall, “was a Sadie Hawkins Day dance on November 7, 1941.”
College alumni, please send your news to: Beata Hayton, AB’43, 1020 Grove Street, Apt. 802, Evanston, IL 60201. Phone: 847/475-5912 (h).
44 Last June, award-winning artist Dorothea (“Angie”) Fruechtenicht Brown, AM’44—who has exhibited her work in group shows at the Art Institute of Chicago, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Artists Equity shows, and the Renaissance Society—rededicated her 1966 gift, the Abbott Pattison sculpture “Animal in Motion,” to the Fort Wayne (IN) Museum of Art on the occasion of her hometown museum’s 75th anniversary. The sculpture, donated in memory of Brown’s father and mother, has been placed in the museum’s courtyard. June Hoover Roberts, SB’44, see 1943, Harry V. Roberts.
45 Andrew H. Foldi, PhB’45, AM’48, who sang from the late 1940s until the early 1990s with such companies as the Metropolitan Opera in New York, La Scala in Milan, and the Staatsoper in Vienna, retired in 1995 after four years as director of the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists in Chicago. Foldi lives in Federal Way, WA. Gary Garrison Somers, AM’45, is retired and living in the California desert.
47 College alumni—Norman L. Macht, PhB’47, writes: Time does not slow, nor custom stale, the energetic emissaries from the Hutchins hatchery. Mary Ella Hopkins Reutershan, PhB’47, received the Trailblazer Award from the Suffolk County (NY) chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus for her 25 years of service to the chapter, which she founded in 1971. In addition to running her own senior-services business, she is a lecturer, columnist, and television host. Ann Morrissett Davidon, X’47, a freelance writer of book reviews, earned a grant for script writing from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She is an adjunct professor of English at Community College of Philadelphia and recalls Milton Mayer as her “erratic but most interesting mentor.” Daughter Beth competed as a sculler in the 1996 Olympics. Sheldon J. Shalett, PhB’47, enjoyed our 50th reunion so much he looks forward to our 75th—and others in between. Your correspondent took a year-end tour of France, visiting sites where many of our classmates fought in World War II and gaining renewed appreciation for all they endured before joining us teenagers in the classroom.
College alumni, please send your news to: Norman L. Macht, PhB’47, 5910 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209-3614. Phone/fax: 410/664-2542 (h).
48 The Class of 1948 celebrates its 50th reunion on June 57, 1998.
Frederic C. Feiler, PhD’48, of Colorado Springs, no longer teaches at the Colorado Health Services Center but continues practicing ortho-paedic medicine full time. Nearly every year, he and wife Ginny, a physical therapist, visit Pokhara, Nepal, where she lectures on disability prevention in leprosy, and he operates in a leprosy hospital. The couple has five children and eight grandchildren—“with more to come”—and in their free time, Feiler writes, “Ginny windsurfs, I sail, and we both downhill ski.” Feiler also does “a little research and inventing on the side” and hopes to join a Great Books course “when I retire—someday.” John M. Frank, SB’48, and wife Marjorie recently enjoyed a month-long holiday traveling around England and Scotland.
College alumni, please send your news to: Marilyn Corliss Durst, PhB’47, 17 Stone Wall Way, Falmouth, ME 04105. E-mail: email@example.com.
49 John W. Buck, AM’49, who had worked for Indiana’s corrections department for 29 years, retired in 1983 after 13 years as an associate professor in criminology at Indiana State. Michael A. Cann, AB’49, AM’53, and his wife, Anne, live in Amherst, MA, next door to one of their sons and his family. Cann is active on committees to restore the town hall and build a town parking garage. Carl Golden, AB’49, AM’54, see 1951, Gerald H. Brody. Joyce Dannen Miller, PhB’49, AM’51, of Washington, DC, left the U.S. Department of Labor in December to embark on a new venture, consulting on social policy initiatives. Son Joshua has published two books in political theory; son Adam is an attorney specializing in entertainment law in Los Angeles; and daughter Rebecca is political director of a New York state labor union.