Class Announcements: 2010

12/24/10 -- Lawrenceville School reports that John R. (Jack) Smart  '52 died on August 12, 2009. Click here for an obituary on the Memorials Page.
12/23/10 -- The Princeton Club of New York, on behalf of Chairman John Moore and his Mini XXV/NYC Committee, has sent a letter on to all who have expressed an interest in attending the April 28-May 1 mini-reunion in the Big Apple.  The letter includes the schedule and the registration form and other information on the mini.
12/3/10 -- Click here to see news on the Class News Page of Hal Saunders receiving The American Academy for Diplomacy's Annenberg Award for Excellence in Diplomacy.
11/21/10 -- Click here to see Class Notes for 12/8 on the Secretary's Page. Mentioned are Fred Alling, Pat Russell, Duncan Stephens, Irv Cohen, Phil McMaster, Fred Mann, Bob Warren, Dick Billings, Lucius Wilmerding, Harry Brightman, Gil Bogley and Henry Worthington.
10/27/10 -- Click here to see Class Notes for 11/3 and 11/17 on the Secretary's Page.  Mentioned on 11/3 are Mary  & Bill Murdoch, Hoby Kreitler, Don Malehorn, Stokes Carrigan, Peter Homans and Walter Ramsay.  Mentioned on 11/17 are Walt Culin, John Moore, Dief Diefenbach, Al Ellis, Marshall Keating, Bill Gough, Ansel Gould and David Sykes.

10/19/10 -- Henry M. Worthington died on September 13, 2010. Click here to see his obituary on the Memorials Page.

9/30/10 -- Click here to see obituaries of Peter Homans, Walter Ramsay and David Sykes on the Memorials Page. Thanks to Rudy  Lehnert for finding them.
9/26/10 -- Click here to see Class Notes for the 9/22 and 10/13  issues of the PAW on the Secretary's Page.
9/22/10 -- A lawyer in Utica, NY e-mailed John Clutz news of the death of classmate David W. Sykes on September 14, 2010.
9/18/10 -- Dan Duffield has just learned from the University of the deaths of classmates Peter Homans on May 30, 2009 and Walter Ramsay on August 26, 2010. More information to follow.
9/16/10 -- Led by  Joe Bolster, Don Malehorn, Ed Masinter and Warren McCabe, 1952 made a strong contribution to Princeton's outstanding Annual Giving results for FY 2010.  Click here for details on the Annual Giving page.
8/5/10 -- Bud Foulke, John Geer and Tom Leary have agreed to serve on the Class Executive Committee for the next three years. Click here to see the new membership list on the Class Leadership page. The ExCom covers a wide range of responsibilities as the list shows.

7/15/10 -- Frederick R. Schumacher '52 died on May 29, 2010. Click here for remarks on the Memorials Page.

7/12/10 -- Classmate John Chapman (Chips) Chester Sr. died in Washington, DC on July 9, 2010. Click here for his obit on the Memorials Page.

6/25/10 -- Click here for Class Notes for the July 7 issue of the PAW on the Secretary's Page. Noted are Bill and Mary Murdoch, George Aman, Rudy Lehnert, Jack Ball, Joe Bolster, Stokes Carrigan, Barry Loper, Ted McAlister, Al Pittis, Steve Rogers, Hal Saunders, Shirley Tilghman, Howard Zucker and Poncet Davis.

6/17/10 -- Click here for a report on Mini XXIV in Boston on the Reunions Page.
6/5/10-- Click here for a detailed report on the Connections Page of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network (SDCN) summit held at Princeton in March and underwritten in part by 1952

6/2/10-- The University told Dan Duffield that classmate Poncet Davis, Jr. died on April 24 in Bal Harbour, Fl. Click here for his obit on the Memorials Page

6/1/10-- The following 18 classmates, honoraries and wives were seen at the P-rade for our 58th reunion on May 29; George Aman, Jack and Anne Ball, Joe and Tink Bolster, Stokes and Dianne Carrigan, Rudy Lehnert, Barry and Jean Loper, Ted McAllister, Bill and Mary Murdoch, Al Pittis, Steve and Kent Rogers and Hal and Carol Saunders.

5/3/10-- Click here for Class Notes for the May 12 and June 2 issues of the PAW on the Secretary's Page. Noted on May 12 are Roger McLean, Connie Sidamon-Eristoff, Ray Baldwin, Fred Schumacher, John  Moore, Ansel Gould and Todd Thayer Johnson and on June 2 are Jim Baker, Al Gilgen, Hale Bradt, Jim Davis, Jack Blessing, Phil May, Bob Zabel, Dom Telesco, Mark Crane and Mike Carey.

4/24/10-- Signups for the Boston Mini are  up to 101. Click here for the list.

4/22/10 -- We have learned of the deaths of classmates Howard S. Zucker on August 28, 2007 and Todd Thayer Johnson on March 11, 2010. Click here for information on the Memorials Page

4/9/10 --   Classmate Michael M. Carey III died on April 1. Click here for his obituary on the Memorials Page.

4/7/10- - Click Here forClass Notes for the April 7 and 28 issues of the PAW on the Secretary's Page. Noted on April 7 are Bill Murdoch, John Clutz, Lovett Baker, Dave Smith, Bruce Johnson, Jim Baker, George Heyer, Robert A. Johnson, George Towner and honoraries, Mary Murdoch, Annette Merle-Smith and Anne Sherrerd. Noted on April  28 are Bud Foulke, Hal Saunders, Steve Rogers and honorary Janet Dickerson.

4/7/10 -- 100 Classmates, Wives, Associates and Friends are signed up for the Boston Mini. Click here for a list on the Reunions Page.

3/29/10 -- The Daily Princetonian carried an article on the tenth anniversary meeting of the Sustained Dialog Campus Network sponsored in part by the Class of 1952. Click here to read the article on the Class News Page.

3/23/10 -- Stokes Carrigan has sent a fascinating account of his life on an Australian cattle ranch. Click here for his piece on Class News.

3/17/10 -- 88 Classmates, Associates and Friends are signed up for the Boston Mini. Click here for a list on the Reunions Page.

3/13/10 -- Classmate Ansel Gould died in Washington, DC on March 11. Click here to access an obituary on the Memorials Page.

3/8/10 -- Click here for Class Notes for the March 17  issue of the PAW. Classmates mentioned are Coke Florance, Fred Mann, Roger McLean, Charlie Schaefer, Ed Tiryakian, John Moore, Roger Berlind, Bill Carson, Bob Diefenbach, John Geer, George Gowen, Malcolm Graff, Marshall Keating, Bob McLean, Bob Worth, Connie Sidamon-Eristoff, Ben Moore and Tom Herbert.

3/2/10 -- Click here for a list of early sign-ups for Mini XXIV in Boston on June 10-14. See who's coming.

2/15/10 -- Denise Johnson sent the following:
Service for Lovett Baker was held in Houston on Thursday February 11th with class members Jim Baker, George Heyer, Bobby Johnston and Bruce Johnson in attendance.  Jim delivered a loving remembrance of shared childhood memories with his cousin and Bruce recalled over fifty years of continuous contact with his roommate ? testament to the bonds forged at Princeton.

2/10/10 -- Lovett Baker '52 died on February 7 in Houston. TX. Click here for his obituary on the Memorials Page

2/6/10-- Classmate Thomas W. Herbert died on December 6, 2009. Click here for his obituary on the Memorials Page.

1/23/10 -- Click here for Class Notes for the February 3 and 24 issues of the PAW. Classmates mentioned on February 3 are Ed Masinter, Connie Sidamon-Eristoff, John Clutz, Ben Moore, Jack Skeel, Don Jack, Mal Cleland and Geof Tickner. Mentioned on February 24 are Stokes Carrigan, Hobey Henderson, George Aman, Jim Armstrong and George Dayton.

1/21/10 -- Click here for the forms and information on the Reunions Page for Mini-Reunion XXIV to be held in Boston June 10-13.

1/20/10 -- Click here for the Treasurer's report for the six months ended 12/31/09

1/8/10 -- Classmate George Dayton III died on November 18, 2009. Click here for notes on the Memorials Page

  The Class of '52 was a co-sponsor with the office of student life of the University of the 10-year anniversary meeting of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, reported below in the Daily Princetonian..NEWS | Campus Life | March 29

Sustained Dialogue marks decade
By Anne Lee
Staff Writer

Published: Monday, March 29th, 2010 
President Tilghman discusses the significance of open conversation over the weekend.

Over 150 students, administrators and alumni from 13 schools gathered on campus this weekend for dialogue about dialogue. Ten years after Sustained Dialogue formed on campus, 10 other colleges, a law school and a high school have opened their own chapters. At this weekend’s summit, representatives from these groups — which are all members of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network — celebrated the movement’s 10th anniversary as they shared communication techniques and leadership strategies. Students and administrators said they were excited by the organization’s growth over the past decade and looked forward to an even greater impact in the future.

Sustained Dialogue’s beginnings

During his freshman year, Teddy Nemeroff ’01 said he encountered a campus fraught with racial tensions — but with no appropriate forum in which to discuss them. As a U-Councilor on the USG, he focused on race issues and attended various campus events relating to race but decided that a more concrete approach was merited. When he approached administrators and student leaders at the Third World Center, now the Fields Center, he realized that individuals had "totally different perceptions of what the problem was and couldn’t agree on what needed to be done,” Nemeroff said.

To offer a solution, Nemeroff and then-USG member David Tukey ’02 founded SD, based on a conflict resolution methodology developed by Hal Saunders ’52. Saunders, who joined the University’s Board of Trustees during the end of Nemeroff’s freshman year, is a retired U.S. diplomat who was involved in Cold War negotiations and the 1970s Camp David Peace Accords.

Saunders, Nemeroff and Tukey wanted to see whether Tukey’s sustained dialogue methodology — which aims to improve discussions by building relationships between participants — could be applied to college campuses. In the spring of 1999, Saunders gave a talk about his methodology and the group launched its first workshop. The following academic year, Nemeroff said, the first two discussion groups — which included members of the USG and University administrators — were a "really intense and amazing experience for everyone who participated.”

In the fall of 2000, SD groups opened to all students. Groups later formed on other campuses, starting at the University of Virginia and Dickinson College. Today, there are 650 active participants and 3,300 program alumni. The University’s chapter has roughly 20 moderators and 115 total participants, said Osahon Okundaye ’12, the group’s president.

Dialogue as a way of learning’
In presentations and breakout groups at the weekend’s conference, participants focused on how to lead campus dialogue programs and help group members develop leadership skills.

President Tilghman, who participated in sustained dialogue discussions for two years, welcomed the students in a speech on Saturday. Tilghman thanked the founders and subsequent leaders of the organization for the "legacy they left behind,” noting that "issues centered around race in this country are still profoundly vexing.”
Tilghman said that "colleges are places intended to do two things … to stimulate capacity for civil discourse in our society and to allow students to discourse with individuals whose fundamental experiences are different from your own.”

The challenge, she said, is "to be able to have the imagination, the creativity and also the experience” to enable oneself to, in the words of African American studies professor Cornel West GS ’80, " ‘imagine yourself in someone else’s skin.’ ”

Tilghman stressed the importance of "dialogue as a way of learning,” which she said cannot be accomplished solely in the classroom.

Janet Dickerson, the vice president of campus life and a former SD participant, said in an interview that SD was instrumental to her work. Because of the experience of students in her SD groups, she "was able to take some action working on issues of equity and fairness” to address concerns about socioeconomic diversity on campus, she said. She recalled that the establishment of the Office of Disability Services, which works to improve the campus experience for disabled students, stemmed from an SD conversation. 

Future directions

Looking forward, SDCN is working to expand to other campuses around the world. It has started preliminary initiatives at the National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe and the Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. SDCN has hired five staff members, including Amy Lazarus as executive director, and is conducting a strategic review.

"We’re really at an exciting point in organizational history, where we’re looking back at the last 10 years and celebrating that, and looking forward,” Lazarus said.

Reginald Galloway ’11, a former president of SD, said "the summit was highly successful because we had a lot of participants from different schools, and everyone learned about the potential impact SD could have.”
Participants in the summit from other colleges voiced similar opinions.  

James Lephew of McDaniel College said his "experience has been great,” and Ashley Ortiz, a John Fisher College student, said she has "so many new things to share with my SD board members.”

Moving forward, Dickerson said she hopes SDCN "continues its trajectory of growth” by collaborating with other campus groups and extending its scope to each residential college.

Alexis Morin ’12, a current SD member, said she was impressed by the alumni turnout for the event, adding that "it’s really impressive that SD made such an impact that people came back to celebrate [the 10th anniversary].”

Stokes Carrigan spends about half his time in Australia where his wife, Diane, who is an Australian large animal veterinarian, inherited a 23,000 acre cattle station (ranch) recently. The following is a fascinating vignette of their life there.
Life in Australia
Having arrived in AU on Dec. 26, we  have been here for a little more than 2 mos. and considering all our numerous  activities, it seems more like 2 years.  In order to try and make some  money with this enterprise, Diane is expanding the size of the herd both by  buying cattle and growing calves into cows so they can breed more  calves.  We have reached the point where we can be tougher about weeding  out (culling) the unproductive (not pregnant) cows or ones whose personality  (cantankerous) don't fit in with our quiet cows.  What this means for us  is a lot more work with the cattle.  I have probably ridden more so far  on this trip than all the other ones combined.  The days blend together  and I lose track of them.  The mail man comes twice a week on Tues. and  Fri. so that helps, also my daily pill box.

I can't go back and tell you  everything we've done, but the last couple of days will give you a  sample.
Last Thurs. (2/25) we spent the day at a cattle auction where Diane  bought 23 cows with calves.  The next day the newly bought cows and  calves were delivered and we sprayed them with a chemical to kill any ticks  they might have on them. We do this as a precaution on newly acquired cattle,  but our main herd is tick free and we no longer have to use chemicals on them.  On Sat. morning I reported that a critical watering trough had gone dry  because the float valve was corroded and stuck.  After we had walked  several kilometers along the creek (Well Station Creek) to see if there was  any water holes with water in them, we returned to the trough to see if we  could fix the valve.  A screw driver and hammer helped but, because it  was nearly empty, we decided to clean out several inches of sludge.  That  took until early afternoon.  After a late lunch we went to the "yards"  which are like pens or corrals where we process cattle.  This involves  "catching" each one in a head bale, branding them with oure brand (2CC) and  snapping a numbered ear tag in their left ear. Because we started late, we  didn't finish until 8:15.  The last hour or so was night time and we were  aided by the light from a nearly full moon, the headlights from the car, and a  torch (flashlight).  Lat dinner obviously.

The next day (Sun. 2/28)  we drove for three hours to pick up a horse float (trailer) and a young bay  gelding named Tiger  (guess who requested that).  We had sent him  off to a horse breaker to be trained.  We got home about supper  time.

Now for some general comments. We have a new puppy, named  Samantha.  She's cute and extremely mischievous.  She comes from  good stock and should become an excellent cattle dog.
We have had  some  pretty good rain for growing grass and all the paddocks are  overflowing.  I can't say the same for our seven dams.  The ground  is pretty wet.  So we need a hard steady rain that will run through the  dam catchments and fill them up.

Most of the news we get from the 7 o'clock  report is about AU but we do get snippets regarding the US.  I gather the  big issue continues to be the Health Care Bill.  My vote would be to tell  the Republicans to go jump and ram it through. The Repub's only motivation is  to defeat Obama on this for political purposes and perhaps to play cozy with  the health insurers.

Oh yes!  I forgot to mention that about a week  and a half ago we totaled our Toyota Land Cruiser when we ran head on into a  cattle truck.  The air bags deployed, the seat belts held and we were  lucky as hell.  When Diane reported it to the local police, he asked  about what we were driving.  When she told him, he said that's why you  are still alive.  We were coming home from a trip to Brisbane and driving  on a one lane gravel road that runs through our property.  Because the  rivers were up, we took this route, but then so did several others including  the truck.  The problem with single lane roads (and I have thought about  this many times) is when you come to the crest of a hill you can't see if  anyone is coming up the other side. This is what happened to us.  We know  the driver of the truck (he used to muster for Diane's aunt).  After the  crash, his bull bar was being held by one bolt, otherwise no further damage to  his vehicle and he drove it away.  Our car was a mess - bull bar back  into the engine, the hood curled up.  The most important thing is that we  lived through it.  I didn't have scratch.  Diane's ear, jaw, and  chest got zapped by the seat belt, we think, and she is recovering.  Now  she is searching for a used replacement (can't afford a new one).

I hope  you are all well and surviving winter. I've got to go and tend to some cattle.



There is a well-founded admonition - Be  Careful What You Ask For.

I said in my last e-mail that we need a hard,  steady rain.  It is now two in the afternoon and we have had a hard,  steady rain since 8 o'clock last night.  And it hasn't stopped yet.   Before, when we have gotten 1 1/2 to 2 inches, we think we have struck  gold.  SO FAR, we have gotten 6 inches.

Well Station Creek is flooded  and completely over its banks.  The cattle yards are awash with water  running through them about a foot deep.  The one dam that we can see  behind the house is overflowing. Certainly the other six are also.  This  raises a potential problem.  Because they are all earthen dams, if the  wall is breached they can be destroyed or severely damaged. Hopefully, the  overflow channels will let the excess escape.

When we can get out to  check on the property, we'll find out their status.  In the meantime, we  hope the several cows and horses that are down at the yaeds can get to high  ground.  Diane and I spent a couple of hours this morning wading in water  halfway to our knees trying to move them.  They have swum the creek,  but  we are not going to do that.  Now there is not much more that  we can do.

Addendum to the addendum

I wrote the first e-mail on Mon.  afternoon. (Mar. 1) I wrote the second on Tues. (Mar.2)  I am writing  this one on Thurs. (Mar. 4)

The rain has stopped.   We officially  (via rain gauge) got a fraction over 6 ins.   The creek has gone  down but the rivers have not, so we can't go into town or beyond. (At our  first river crossing the water is reportedly 30 feet over the bridge.) On  Tues. Diane and I walked to Lake Diane our newest and, by far, biggest dam.  The water was about 2 feet from the top and it was flowing out through the  overflow (as designed) about 40 feet wide.   The dam had not been  breached and we breathed a sigh of relief. We assume from this that the rest  of the dams are okay.

We have bought a new car but it is in Brisbane and we  are here at the station.   Now we are trying to figure out how to  pick it up. 

And life goes on in the Australian bush. I hope and trust  that all of you are well.




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