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The Class of 1934 celebrates its 65th reunion on June 4-6, 1999.
May 13, Theodore Kahan, SB'35, competed in the Philadelphia
Senior Games at LaSalle University in the 85-89 age group. He finished
first in the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter dashes; the 4 x 50-meter
relay; the 1,600-meter walk; the softball throw; singles tennis;
and stationary bike riding. His eight first-place finishes were
the most of any competitor. During the week of July 13, he competed
in the 85-89 age group at the Pennsylvania Senior Games at Shippensberg
University. Kahan won gold medals in singles and doubles tennis,
the 100-meter run, and the football throw. He took silver medals
in the 400-meter run, the 200-meter run, and the long jump, and
also won a bronze in the softball throw.
July marked the 20th anniversary of the International School of
Astrophysics founded by Maurice M. Shapiro, SB'36, SM'40,
PhD'42, who continues to direct the school. U of C faculty who lectured
there include John A. Simpson Jr., Eugene Parker, and the late David
alumni, please send your news to: George C. McElroy, AB'38,
AM'39, 1411 E. 54th Place, Chicago, IL 60615-5404. Phone: 773/288-4918
Class of 1939 celebrates its 60th reunion June 4-6, 1999. Author
Saul Bellow, X'39, was elected to the American Philosophical
Society in April.