CLASS NOTES
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FALL 2013 | ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE
NAVY NOTES: Bell Herndon ’47 has remindedme
of the entertainment which the Navy presented
in 1946. He remembers impersonating Carmen
Miranda! This production was assisted by the
baker in the Men's Dorm (now Sykes Residence),
who went by the name of "Birdie." I believe he
had been a professional performer. Does this
bring back memories?
Walt Hluch ’47N celebrated his 90th birthday
with a cruise to Bermuda with his wife and daugh-
ters. Buzz Smith ’47 offered some excellent medi-
cal advice about stretching and keeping the old
back in shape. Thanks, Buzz; I paid attention to
your words of wisdom! Paul Durkin’45n keeps
busy visiting family and playing golf.
From The Summit of The Hill, Nestling Neath the
Purple Shadows, Where, oh Where Are the Staid
Alumni? Please email me some news!
1946
Ann Miller Hilchie ’46
7720
Indian Oaks Drive
Apt. I-309
Vero Beach, FL 32966
772-562-2149
Next Reunion: 70
th
, 2016
Once again, I have no class news. Please sendme
something, so we don't fade out of existence.
I did learn that
Bette Hitchcock Campbell
passed away April 21, 2013, in Dover, Del. “Hitch”
was such a talented writer and she used it all her
life, wherever she was. The Tri-Delts were blessed
to have lived with her in the sorority house. She
kept in touch with me until the last two years. We
send our sympathy to her family. We can treasure
the memories of our college days together.
My life is very active with volunteer work where
I live in a wonderful retirement community. Right
now I am thankful for the new nursing home we
have on our campus because the man I have
gone with for over six years is a patient there. He is
having wonderful care, plus it is across the street
frommy apartment.
We have an active Panhellenic group here, but
only three Tri-Delts, but that is appropriate!!!
1947
Guilford“Chip”Forbes ’47
23910
Trailwood Court
Bingham Farms, MI 48025-4669
248-646-5898
Next Reunion: 70
th
, 2017
1948
Class Reporter Alice Walsh Kennedy died on July
11, 2013.
A memorial notice will appear in our next
issue.
For information about becoming a reporter for this
class, please contact SharonHenry, 315-229-5585 or
, or Kim Hissong, 315-229-5837
or
Next Reunion: 70
th
, 2018
Ted Rosen
was featured in two
New York Daily
News
articles last spring. The World War II Purple
Heart recipient somehow survived three explod-
ing hand grenades (two of which were clipped
to his belt) while serving with the Army’s 10th
Mountain Division in Italy in 1945. He suffered
burns and still carries shrapnel in his body, ac-
cording to his son.
An Army nurse sent Rosen’s story to the syndicat-
ed “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” newspaper column,
which published it, calling him“The Indestructible
Man.” Ripley’s was supposed to pay Rosen, who
came to St. Lawrence on the famed GI Bill, $50, but
never did. Rosen went on to a career that saw him
become a founding partner of Drexel Burnham
Lambert,“But I got ribbed unmercifully about this
Indestructible Man’crap,”he told the
Daily News
.
When Ripley’s executives read about him last
April, though, they anted up, calculating that the
money they promised Rosen 68 years ago would
be worth $645 today. And what did he do with
the money? He and his wife, Jill, added $355 to it
and sent a check for $1,000 to One Fund Boston,
for the survivors of the Marathon bombings, TV
images of which had sparked flashbacks to his
war experiences.
I think of all those poor people who suffered
in those bombings,” the 89-year-old told a
Daily
News
columnist. “By some miracle I came out of
my explosion okay, but people in Boston lost lives,
limbs, family members.”
It’s just the right thing to do,”added Jill Rosen.
1949
For information about becoming a reporter for this
class, please contact Sharon Henry, 315-229-5585
or
, or KimHissong,
315-229-5837
or
Next Reunion: 65
th
,
May 29-June 1, 2014
1950
Barbara Grouls Audet ’50
1711
Bent Tree Circle
Ft. Myers, FL 33907
Next Reunion: 65
th
, 2015
1951
Janet Tag O’Loughlin ’51
510
Lake Dornoch Drive
Pinehurst, NC 28734-3579
910-246-6415
Next Reunion: 65
th
, 2016
A note from
Eletha Jensen Yeaton
on her
Alumni Fund form indicates, “Much time spent
with four great-grandchildren, library, Friends of
the Library, Boston Symphony, water aerobics
and traveling— for as long as I am able!”
A bench on the tree island in front of Richardson Hall, at the best spot for viewing alumni parades, was
dedicated to
Bill Davis ’50
,
who died inOctober 2012. Davis was, among other responsibilities, director
of alumni relations at St. Lawrence 1954-63. Trying out the Davis Memorial Parade Benchwere three of
his successors in that role, from left
Doug Brown ’63, Leigh Berry ’64
and
Frank Shields ’54
.
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