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Congratulations to the Newest Alumni

Class of 1989

Megin Adams, Simsbury, CT

Grace An, Chestertown, MD

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Corinna Calhoun, Newark, DE

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"Carpe Diem"

'-.:: hen addressing the Class of 1989 at its

graduation ceremony in May, Headmaster

lonathan B. O'Brien gave four pieces of

advice. Because a large number of parents

requested copies of his remarks, the editors

thought the larger S1. Andrew's family might

enjoy them also.

Headmaster's Remarks to the

VI Form at Graduation

I have only four pieces of advice. Each will

take but a few seconds.

First. Recognize that life is quite short.

The distance between your youth and beauty

and my craggy old age is only 33 years.

Believe me, that is not a long time. It will

pass like a cool breeze on a hot day. So

enjoy your lives. "Seize the day," as the

Robin Williams character urges his students

in Dead Poets Society. Don't waste your

lives doing stupid or trivial things when

there are so many magnificent and exciting

ways to celebrate your lives.

Second. Don't spend your Iives seeking

happiness. I once heard William Bennett say

'Iat happiness is like a cat. It eludes those

.vho seek it and jumps into your lap when

you least expect it. He is right. Choose your

goals wisely and, with luck, happiness will

be a byproduct of your quests.

Third. Listen to your hearts. Don't be

followers. Inside each of you is a unique

individual with a unique song to contribute

to the world. The ti me has come for you to

sing your song, not the songs of your parents

or your teachers or your friends. Don't be

afraid of hitting a few false notes. We all

do. And don't worry about your song's

popularity. Some of the most beautiful songs

ever written have had small audiences.

Finally, and most important of all, love

God and your neighbors. If we believe only

in ourselves and live only for ourselves, we

are doomed to live shallow, empty and,

ultimately, lonely lives, and our songs

become noisy gongs and clanging cymbals.

But if we dedicate our lives to the service of

God and our neighbors, even the most simple

tasks become meaningful, our songs become

bri II iant and clear, and we are constantly


Opening chapel scene

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Working with Robin Williams...

Photographs by

Bill Carpenter

Francois Duhamel

Carol Stegeman

ecently, I was an extra in several scenes of Robin Williams' new

movie, Dead Poets Society. To be honest, I was expecting him to

be the stereotypical, condescending, Hollywood movie star type.

To my surprise, and much to my enjoyment, he began immediately with

the comedy routine. In between scene takes, he would perform for us,

the extras, as he would have for a standing-room-only crowd at the

Metropolitan Opera House. When he asked us questions, I hardly

thought he was interested in the answers. But again he proved my

preconceptions wrong, listening to what we had to say and even

laughing at our amateur attempts at humor. On screen, however, he was

very professional, never cracking a smile during the more serious parts

of the movie. I began to feel more comfortable with him as a person

and slowly the stereotype crumbled away.

As the filming advanced, I and the others working with me began to

see Mr. Williams less as a big star and more as a person with great

talent. Often I saw the weariness on his face as another long day of

filming came to a close. With the workday starting around six-thirty in

the morning and lasting until around eight or nine o'clock, we all were

tired by the end of the day. Rarely did he complain, however; and if he

did, it was always in the form of some humorous anecdote or cartoon

impersonation.

In retrospect, I think I identified with Mr. Williams most as a human

being, perceiving his humanity far beneath his lofty stature. We treated

him as a demi-god at first, not saying much in our awe; meanwhile, he

treated us as personal friends. As soon as the haze of stardom cleared

from our eyes, we saw that he was, in fact, just an ordinary guy. I

admire Robin Williams' accomplishments on stage and on the silver

screen, but most of all I admire his unique ability to shake off the

tempting, glamorous movie star role to which so many of his colleagues

have succumbed.

-Wade Cooper '89

Filming the croquet game on the front lawn

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Soccer scenes on SAS football field

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A Distant Nostalgia: Dead Poets Society

A CRITICAL REVIEW BY DONNA KINNEY SPEERS

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II

felt nostalgic returning to St. Andrew's after

seeing the uncut version of Dead Poets

Society in Philadelphia in early May. I

experienced a privileged immersion into the past

while walking the same hallowed halls appearing

in the film, some of them merely warehouse

creations. I also felt like an intruder. Re-entering

a bustling between-class shuffle in 1989 is like

breaking the spell Director Peter Weir casts in

the movie.

Once again, Peter Weir has created a

visualistic feast in Dead Poets, making St.

Andrew's School a natural haven of mystery and

beauty. So many scenes leave a lasting image:

hooded boys framed in silhouette in a misty

dawn running off to their secret cave like

magical elves, a honey sky framing a slowmotion

soccer scene that moves like a golden

ballet, a stark winter landscape paving a snowy

carpet to the T-dock, or even the hauntingly

simple scene in the gym foyer when Robin

Williams, playing alumnus-turned-teacher John

Keating, takes his English class to a display case

full of old, posed photographs. Forcing the boys'

noses against the glass, Keating urges them to

gaze deeply into the faces of these Welton

Academy ghosts. Their lost faces drive home his

point: "carpe diem." For these faces, now

graduated and perhaps dead, once felt as

immortal as the boys do now. Beautiful camera

work by John Seale creates a montage of

reflection and facial gestures as the real boys and

their predecessors begin to merge. Weir injects a

kind of spirituality into this scene that will

intensify throughout the film, so that one already

feels the unusual connection among this odd

assortment of boys.

Weir delicately controls the atmosphere as the

film continues. Welton Academy, its oak-lined

walls, the imposing portraits, the stone-faced

teachers (especially the oldest graduate with his

frozen expression), create a stifling, enclosed,

intensely gloomy space. Even the windows are

clouded so that one can never quite delineate

what lies outside. At the same time, Weir uses

music as an injection of life that symbolizes the

Poets' pact. The bagpipe, an ancient, whining

voice of the past, contrasts sharply with the

energetic music which Weir attaches to Keating

and the boys. Keating becomes associated with

passionate classical music; he chooses

Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" on the soccer field,

imploring his team to "feel the music." An

excitingly compelling and modernistic melody

becomes the theme for the Poets, heard for the

first time during the planning stages of their first

Dead Poets' meeting. Ironically, during this

musical sequence, as we see them charting their

expedition, they assume the same poses seen in

the dining room mural which depicts the

planning by the founders of the School. Weir

seems to suggest that their rebellion already is

defeated; they are destined to follow the paths of

entrenched tradition. This music hints at an

inevitable confrontation, even though we believe

the bagpipes will eventually win out.

Each scene away from the enclosed Welton is

like a breath of fresh air, wafting of other

possibilities. Knox's carefree bicycle ride

through a flock of geese, even his encounter with

the high school marching band, provide

necessary relief from the pressure-cooker of

Welton. Williams' humor, too, serves as a relief

to the serious and claustrophobic side of Welton.

Much like in Good Morning Vietnam, where his

hysterical monologues formed a striking contrast

to the harsh backdrop of a raging war, Williams'

timing and wit in Dead Poets contrast with the

serious issues of adolescence. In both films,

Williams enters a regimented, structured world

and attempts to infuse it with life and passion,

but in both cases the time honored tradition

triumphs, smoothing all the ripples in Williams'

wake. It is in the individual, not the institution

where Keating makes his greatest impression. In

Dead Poets the students' deep felt appreciation

manifests itself in the final classroom scene:

their towering figures upon the desks form a

monolithic statue erected in honor of Keating's

lasting influence, and in defiance of the

institution which has squelched his passion.

Never overdoing it, Williams is an attractive

and sympathetic character with whom we can

identify; as Keating, he is that unforgettable

teacher we have all had. And he proves that he

has a depth of feeling to match his surface

charm. When he coaxes a poem out of the

introverted Todd, it is not to embarrass him, but

rather to read deeper into Todd's soul. When our

own Matt Carey reads his shallow poem, Keating

makes us, and the class, not laugh at him, but

feel sorry for him for humiliating himself in

front of such a brilliant man-the way we feel

before a truly remarkable teacher.

One of the best treats in Dead Poets is the fine

acting of the young actors who play the students

in Keating's classroom. Neil, played by Robert

Sean Leonard, is a kind of foil for Williams.

Like Keating, Neil is a convincing leader; he

genuinely sparkles. One of the most magical

scenes in the film is when Neil consoles his

roommate Todd after Todd receives for his

birthday a desk set from his parents for the

second year in a row. Neil's eloquence and

charm as he makes an hysterical farce out of the

ridiculous situation-he heaves the desk set into


the garth-forges a deep brotherhood between

the two. On the other hand, we feel the tragedy

when Neil's charm goes mute, locked inside

himself, as it does in each encounter with his

father. Before his imposing and cruel father, the

artistic, dramatic Neil shrivels up; failing to see

a way to laugh at his own family foibles, Neil's

inner voice dies.

I was struck by the relevance of the Dead

Poets message to today, a strength enhanced by

the choice of a different era for its setting. The

film avoids being cl iche because it creates a

distance in time; by looking at life in the 1950s,

the viewer is forced to see the elemental sources

of conflict between the generations. We take a

new look at what has become clouded in the

complicated configurations of the modern family

1nd the confused relationships of youth with

uthority figures.

Dead Poets is timeless, beautiful, artistic and

majestic. Its images are haunting; its strength is

in a devotion to art rather than commercial

success. Instead of employing the standard

formula for commercial success, Dead Poets

leaves behind car chases and violence for rare

and memorable frames that capture truth, relying

fully on Delaware beauty and a talented crop of

actors. It will earn a following by those who

appreciate quality filming, those who delight in

seeing what Peter Weir sees, those captivated by

Robin Williams' humor and pure talent. And for

those of you who have run in those morning

mists, have kicked a soccer ball before a

spectacular sunset, have made fresh tracks in a

rare Delaware snowfall, have studied poetry in

timeless, oak-trimmed classrooms with great

masters, you, too, will no doubt feel a strange

yet distant nostalgia for a place and ti me never

our St. Andrew's, yet drawing upon the

strengths, the power, the beauty of our St.

Andrew's all the time. 0

SAS' ers featured as extras in

Keating's classroom, Sam

Stegeman '9/ and Jason

Woody '9/, are joined by

Keating (Robin Williams)

and George Hopkins, played

bv Matt Carev '90.

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Family and Friends Dedicate

The Kip duPont Boat House

Students line the steps and porch of the boat house for the dedication. Situated behind the porch on the second floor is a student game room.

The family and friends of Richard C. (Kippy) duPont, Jr. '55 gathered at S1. Andrew's in early May with the

faculty, students and trustees of the School to dedicate The Kip duPont Boat House, given in his name. A rower at

S1. Andrew's himself, Kip was an avid supporter of the School's crew program as an alumnus and trustee. After

his death in 1986, his family decided upon the construction of a new boat house at S1. Andrew's as a fitting

memorial to his love for the School and his boundless enthusiasm for sports and the outdoors.

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Members of Kip duPont's family gather with School officials beside a row of

shells in the boat house. From L to R: Allaire, Heather, Lairsey, Ginny and

Caroline duPont; Headmaster Jon O'Brien; Felix duPont; Dan Burris, builder;

Dave Washburn, men's crew coach; Dick Meyer, architect. Missing from the

picture: Ashton Richards, varsity women's crew coach.

Photos by Eric Crossan

Right: Flanked by members of the men's and women's varsity crews, Henry

Herndon'48, President of the Board of Trustees, expresses thanks to the family

and friends of Kip duPont for the boat house given to the School.

Below: Rhododendrons, azaleas and dogwoods, planted by the VI Form as part

of their spring Arbor Day project, enhance the new boat house patio.

Below: Trustee Gardner Cadwalader '66 discusses

an architectural detail in one of the two storage

bays with boat house architect Richard Meyer.

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You don't have to be in a

Wheelchair to be a 'Roll' Model

BY JENNY KERN '83

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s. Kern, Ms. Kern," I heard Melissa

say as I rolled by. After a minute I

realized she was talking to me. Oh yes,

Jenny Kern: Faculty Intern. This acceptance of

my new name was one of the big changes in

returning to SAS. (I also earned the new

nickname "Hot Wheels.")

It is an overwhelming task to describe what it

is like to return to a place I love, six years after

leaving. It seems now that I was a wide eyed,

naive, young woman as I accepted my

congratulations and diploma and headed for what

was commonly referred to as the "real world." I

had and could have had no idea what was in

store for me; nobody ever does. I had never

heard the expression "temporarily able-bodied."

I grew in incredible ways! Not only did I

subscribe to the infamous "freshman 15"

(pounds, that is) at Wesleyan, I became

politically active, fell in love, rowed for four

seasons, discovered feminism, mourned what I

thought was the loss of SAS in my life, fell out

of love, learned to ski, tried out for a national

rowing team, embarked on an ill-fated trip to

California during which I broke my neck,

welcomed the love and support bestowed on me

by the ones I love (friends from SAS were

central), "rehabilitated" for nine months (always

keeping in mind that in a spinal cord injury,

"recovery is what we want, rehabilitation is what

we get"), rode an emotional and physical

rollercoaster, transferred to Barnard College, saw

as many Broadway shows as affordable, fell in

love (again), traveled to Jamaica, relearned to

swim and sail and, of course, to drive (Maude is

the name of my wonderful van), and finally

graduated in December of '88.

The new year brought me south of New York

City (it seemed like a million miles) to beautiful

St. Andrew's, where I was to assistant teach

along side Tad Roach and teach a senior seminar

in the spring. I also had miscellaneous duties

such as co-coaching the novice boys crew,

helping with the Human Potential course and

assisting with the Bulletin.

So how was the return' It was much smoother

and more fun than I could have imagined. My

fears of being the sole wheelchair user on

campus diminished quickly. It was not only that I

was immediately greeted upon my arrival by the

0'Briens and other friendly faces, or that the

students and faculty were warm and welcoming,

or that Davey Staats and crew put up the best

ramps ever seen, or that my housemates

(including the kittens) were so great, it was that I

fell in love with teaching.

To my surprise, teaching came pretty naturally

to me. My anticipated sweaty palms and

cracking voice never materialized. I found myself

instead relaxed to the point where I could enjoy

what the students had to say. (I thank Tad Roach

for giving me confidence.) Also, to my relief,

my disability was not a hindrance to me or my

students in the classroom. After all, we were all

sitting down. As far as my own teaching style, I

found myself relying on my personal experience

as a St. Andrew's graduate, as a woman, as a

person with a disability, as a Kern, as a college

graduate, to try to relate to the literature and to

my students. It was then that I realized, we are

all potential teachers-teachers of our own

experience. For example, I had the unique

opportunity to teach many brave students and

faculty how to carry my wheelchair up and down

the Chapel stairs (with me in it), and the students

teach me new things every day.

Circumstances such as an injury or the death

of a person we love will surely give us some

insight into life's complexities, which hopefully

we can share with others. Whether we call

ourselves teachers or not, to teach in the

classroom or not, our lives inevitably are

examples to those around us. For those of us

who have had the benefit of good, if not

excellent educations (including SAS, of course),

we have the responsibility to be teachers-to

teach what we know, such as an awareness of

people di fferent from and perhaps less fortunate

than ourselves. We also have an obligation to

serve as role models for those coming up after us.

In my years at St. Andrew's I learned an

immense amount, but I learned more than

calculus, French, "Sacey," Engl ish, how to row,

etc. SAS strengthened my readiness for what lay

ahead in my life and helped me to develop the

skills to cope and the patience to share with

others. I learned to be tough, on and off the

water. I am grateful that I have had the

opportunity to "come home" to St. Andrew's.

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On Returning...To Welton

Wielding my tool belt, I head for Founders' Hall to unlock

whatever rooms we will be using that day.

BY PLUMMY TUCKER '83

s I sit and reflect on my time with Dead

Poets Society, I realize, again, how much

people have to do with my enjoyment and

quality of life. For me, interaction with people

whose company I enjoy enhances that process. I

was lucky enough to meet and work with those

kinds of people on the film, just as I had as a

student at St. Andrew's.

My time as a St. Andrew's student began in

1981 with Jenny Kern befriending me, a

disoriented fifth former, and escorting me to my

first volleyball practice. She quickly became one

of many new friends I would make during the

series of daily experiences which formed my two

years at the School.

One hot, late summer day in 1988, Jenny and

I returned to St. Andrew's to visit with old

friends and make arrangements for her semester

of teaching at the School. Apparently, we were

told, St. Andrew's was to be transformed into

Welton Academy, a Hollywood version of a

',taunch, New England, all boys boarding school.

As Jenny and I drove back up the New Jersey

Turnpike, thoughts of this film would not leave

my mind. I finally decided that I should express

my interest in working on the project, perhaps as

a liaison between the production company and

the School. The next thing I knew I was asking

"What will I be doing exactly')" "Plummy, your

guess is as good as mine," was the answer from

Jon O'Brien,

One not-so-warm fall day in 1988, I arrived at

"Welton Academy." Well, it wasn't Welton yet.

Jon O'Brien introduced me to Mike Meehan, the

location manager who had been sent out to look

for a "Welton" and had found St. Andrew's.

Mike explained basically how film production

worked and gave me hints on how to get the job

done and maybe even keep my sanity. Just as

Jenny had helped ease me into the St. Andrew's

family with all of its rules and traditions, Mike

cleared a path into this bizarre new world of

"Dead Poets Society."

There would be hundreds of questions that

needed answering, Mike warned, "And everyone

will want their answers yesterday. Don't panic,

just try to get back to them as soon as possible,"

He laughed ... I tried not to panic.

So I was given two phones and a tilting trailer

'0 put them in. Then they started ringing. And

ringing. And ringing. Someone in L.A. needed

clearance on paintings that would be seen in the

dining room sequence, did I know who to

contact ... Construction wanted to come by

tomorrow and take off a classroom door to put

the hinges on the other side, was that OK ...

Set dressing would be coming by this afternoon

to cover the blackboards with older-looking

greenboards, would I be around to show them

which were the proper rooms ... Casting was

wondering how many of the SAS boys lived in

the area and would be available to work as

"extras" in the shooting over the vacations---did

I know ... Peter Weir wanted to give Robin

Williams and the boys a walking tour of St.

Andrew's on Wednesday, could I help take them

around Things were off to a roaring start. What

would it be like when the shooting got

underway! '

The countdown was on. There were more and

more people from the production company down

each day. At the end of an afternoon of relaxed,

pre-production second unit shooting (when a

fraction of the crew assembles to gather

atmospheric shots that don't require the whole

cast and crew), I was standing around with some

St. Andrew's and "Dead Poets" people and

someone mentioned the amazing mist they had

seen on Noxontown Pond that morning. "Yeah, I

saw it, too; it was gorgeous," I said. You could

see the gears turning in Director Peter Weir's

brain, "Mist, .. " The next morning I was out

in the dark with my watch, timing how long the

mist lasted, as the sun rose over Middletown,

Delaware.

A film is the illusion of

ultimate glamor, created in

the most unglamorous manner

imaginable.

"6: 16 to 7:45, that's about all the time you'll

have to shoot it," I reported back. "We'll be

there tomorrow morning at 5:30 to set up," they

replied. "And Plummy, if we get up at 4 a.m.

and get there and there's no mist ... it'll be

your dead body in the pond." If I'd only known

that I was to be responsible for weather, I would

have majored in environmental studies instead of

English. Well, as it happened, the weather

changed. The next morning we all stood and

watched the sun rise over a crystal-clear

Noxontown Pond. Now the English major would

be of some use if I could think of an eloquent

sentence to keep myself from being hurled into

the water by sleepy assistant directors. They

pardoned me, thought it was my job to make

things run smoothly on location at St. Andrew's

Continued on Page 21

Amy Wilson '89

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he SAS Concert Choir spent ten

exhilerating days in March touring and

singing through England. Along with their

director, Marc Cheban, faculty members Ashton

Richards and Alice Ryan joined the group of 16

singers.

Marc reports: "The Concert Choir's trip to

England this spring was distinguished by

dramatic contrasts. The recitals in magnificent

centuries-old cathedrals were juxtaposed with

'down-home' concerts in small towns, schools,

and pubs. One morning after we sang in a

smoke-filled local miners' recreation hall, our

voices filled the stunning York Minster. Another

morning we presented a full recital in Lincoln

Cathedral, then stopped by the gigantic Belvoir

Castle to visit and sing only one number in the

intimate chapel. In Canterbury we sang a full

recital at nine in the morning and at eleven

o'clock we were singing to an entire school of

eight to eleven year olds, who greeted us like

visiting rock stars (complete with autograph

sessions).

"None of us will forget our final dinner in

London at the Samuel Pepy's restaurant. During

the evening, we were called upon to sing three

times. With coats in hand and waving good-bye,

our last song was accompanied by the applause

and cheers of our new friends."

• • •

arl Walker '90 reached the pinnacle of

Delaware high school wrestling last

February when he dethroned 1988 State

Champ, Jeff DelliCompagni of William Penn

High School, to become the 1989 State

Champion. Finishing the season with a 24-0

record, Earl was elected the outstanding wrestler

in both the St. Andrew's Tournament and the

Independent Schools Tournament.

A Middletown resident who used to frequent

SAS wrestling practices when he was in

elementary school, Earl is the first St. Andrew's

wrestler since Bret Wilson '83 to win a state

title, and is the first wrestler under his coach,

Ashton Richards, to win a State Championship.

Earl, a fifth former, will have a chance to

become a repeat champion next year, the first

time that could happen at St. Andrew's since

Gardner Cadwalader '66 won back-to-back titles

in 1965 and 1966.

Earl began wrestling with the Middletown

Wrestling Club at the age of seven under Fred

Carpenter, now his assistant coach at SAS. In his

three years at St. Andrew's, Earl has wrestled in

three di fferent weight classes-I 12 as a

freshman, 130 as a sophomore, and 145 as a

junior. His overall record in those three years is

78-4; he is the 42nd State Champion in St.

Andrew's history.

Last June, Earl qualified for the National

Tournament, sponsored by the Amateur Athletic

Union in Indianapolis. Using the freestyle and

greco-roman style, he won the National

Championship for his age group in the 149.5 lb.

class in both divisions.

"Earl has been a big boost for our program,"

said Coach Richards. "The other kids rally

around him. They feed off him. He's a big

inspiration and brings a lot of enthusiasm to the

program. "

• • •

his June the SAS crew will help Henley

celebrate its 150th anniversary when the

men's varsity crew and their coach, Dave

Washburn, travel to England. Their three-week

tour will be punctuated by three challenging

races. Their first race will be the Marlow

Regatta, a dressed-up affair in the lovely town of

Marlow. Dave describes this race as a "mini­

Henley." Then it is on to the much more relaxed

Redding Town Regatta, where bystanders walk

across a meadow to perch themselves on a

muddy river bank. What makes this race unique

is that the crew must row through a set of locks

to get to and from the starting point. Finally,

they will move on to the prestigious and world

famous Henley races. We all wish them luck!

• • •

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Bill Carpenter


ne of Philadelphia's cultural treasures,

The Philadelphia Dance Company, who

call themselves PHILADANCO,

performed on stage at SAS in mid-February for

the students and greater Middletown community

in celebration of Black History month. It was an

even ing of extraordinary jazz, neo-c1assical and

modern dance.

• • •

very day was "A rbor Day" for

Headmaster Jon O'Brien and the seven

students who dug, planted and cleared as

an afternoon independent project this past

spring. After purchasing 5,000 evergreens and

hardwoods from the state forestry service, Jon

and fifth former Greg Rhodes organized their

crew and headed out to Silver Lake Road where

they planted one- and one-and-one-half-foot

seedlings including spruce, white pine, Japanese

black pine, tulip poplar and walnut. Their

purpose was to create a 50-foot-wide hedgerow

which will form a natural barrier between school

property and an eastern Middletown shopping

center development. They also cleared some of

the lingering damage from last June's tornado.

• • •

pril 14th was Career Night for the Sixth

Form, an annual event sponsored by the

Alumn i Office, that allows students to get

honest information directly from the source­

SAS alumni in the job market. Ashton Richards,

Director of Alumni Activities and organizer of

the event, remarked that it gave the students a

"window to what is going on in the real world."

Five alumni served on the panel: Bill Howard

'52, orthopedic surgeon in sport's medicine,

Lory Peck '68, social worker, John Seabrook

'76, writer for The New Yorker. Beth Halsted '77,

director of volunteer services for a hospital, and

Kate Rentschler '81, press secretary for Florida

Senator Connie Mack.

"One of the most valuable messages imparted

by the panel," said Ashton, "is that students

should take the time to see what is around before

choosing a career track." Ashton attributed the

success of Career Night to an alumni full of

"talented people who are willing to take the time

to share not only how they got to where they are

today, but the personal experiences along the

way."

• • •

resented on the stage of the Everett Theatre

in Middletown, the School's spring

production of A Midsummer Night's Dream

used much of the same set Disney Studios used

for their filming of the same Shakespeare play in

Dead Poets. Most of the original construction

was done by a student crew from SAS.

• • •

Men's Varsity

Tennis Team

1989 STATE

CHAMPIONS

Bi II Carpenter

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Kcri Advocate '9 J

14

ith hopes of encouraging minority

alumni to keep in touch with the

School, St. Andrew's hosted a Black

Alumni Weekend last April. According to Tad

Roach, who proposed the program and hopes to

keep it alive in years to come, "the weekendlong

meeting recognizes the unique challenges

and pressures minority kids face. Hearing from

those who have been through the SAS and

college experiences can only be beneficial to our

present minority group." Through a series of

informal and structured meetings, the group

worked with faculty members and present

minority students to review the state of minority

life at the School and to offer suggestions on how

to improve the minority experience at St.

Andrew's. Together for the weekend were: Tom

Hooper '71, Jonathan Banks '88, Everett McNair

'73, Jason Gardner '87, Joan Dickerson '76,

Preston Gazaway '71 and Jim Sumler '71.

edication of the Davis Washburn Shell:

Men's crew coach Dave Washburn

christens the new men's shell given in his

name as members of the crew look on. Parents

of a dozen current and former rowers raised the

funds for the new shell and were on hand for the

occasion.

• • •

he maintenance and housekeeping staff at

St. Andrew's will never be accused of

sleeping on the job; if anything they might

be walking, running or cycling! Thanks to Wally

Williams" Director of the Physical Plant, and

Elliott McBride, Business Manager, four o'clock

has become a time to get into motion, not just

for the athletic teams, but also for the SAS

employees. Wally, who has always run to keep in

shape, and Elliott, who is very health conscious,

decided that if their employees are in shape they

are more apt to feel better; that sense of wellbeing

is bound to carry into their work. So, for

twenty minutes of every day, work stops and the

workout begins. Each employee's blood pressure

and pulse rate are closely monitored; Wally

keeps a chart so everyone can keep track of his/

her own progress and increased fitness. While

the program is voluntary, an enthusiastic 90% of

all employees have joined the daily workout,

many choosing to jog or cycle.

• • •

ews of former faculty and friends: Bob

Dobson, former Director of Admissions

and Chairman of the History Department,

died in January. Jon O'Brien writes: "Those of

us who knew Bob remember him as an

exceptionally thoughtful and cultured person ...

His apartment was always open to students, and

his advisees were the best fed students in

School." Tom Heise and Karinne Tong Heise,

former SAS faculty and coaches write from

Deerfield Academy where they are teaching

(Tom, history; Karinne, English), working in the

dorm and coaching (Tom, soccer; Karinne,

squash and tennis). According to Tom, "Karinne

and I couldn't be happier. .. " Len and Barb

Dwinnell, former teachers and coaches at SAS,

are'keeping busy with their two children, Jessie

and Kyra, in Cochranville, Pennsylvania. Barb

writes: "Len continues to enjoy his

woodworking. In the 'off-hours,' he has been

busy building onto our house." Austin Ginn

died last November. During his more than forty

years of service at St. Andrew's, he wore many

hats. He was a groundsman who worked with

Mr. Pell during the original planning of the

School's front drive. He also worked with

housekeeping, maintenance, the gym and the

School bank. He retired as the School's store

manager. On April 21, Diane Veci and Howard

Fraker became the proud parents of an 8-pound,

8-l/2 ounce baby daughter, Gwen Ucci Fraker.


I \\\" 1'1. \"

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Perpetuating Our Lovely Green Canopy

The St. Andrew's campus was not always covered with beautiful, majestic trees. Early photos of the newly

constructed original wing of Founders' Hall presented a fairly barren landscape.

But, thanks to the foresight and effort of founding Headmaster Walden Pell, and others of his era, we

today enjoy magnificent varieties of oak, poplar, sycamore and other species bordering the entrance drive

and shading the buildings.

Nature has its cycles, however. In recent years, many of the great old trees have not only matured but, in

some cases, declined. A small tornado which hit the campus last June, ripping limbs and felling a number

of our huge old trees, provided another reminder that our lovely trees would not last forever.

In response to the situation, the Board of Trustees has initiated the "Big Tree Project." Working with W.

Gary Smith, landscape architect with the South Street Design Company in Philadelphia, and with leadership

from Hick Rowland '58, the School has developed a plan to plant new trees over a period of years to assure

the continuation of the wonderful canopy which graces much of the School. Gary Sm ith 's plan articulates

traditional landscape themes and principles to guide us in the selection of planting sites and species.

Early results of the plan's implementation are encouraging. The classes of 1987 and 1988 have made gifts

)f 8-10 maples and oaks which are beginning to flourish along the entrance lane. Other groups have

expressed interest in planting projects. With efforts such as these, the beautiful legacy passed to us from

Waldy Pell and others will be renewed and live on for the enjoyment of those who follow many years from

now.

Elliott McBride, Business Manager

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The Campbell-AIkins

family: Leigh. Ann.

Michael and Rob

16

Trading places...

St. Andrean Duncan Holcomb

and South African Rob

Campbell~Atkins exchange

teaching and coaching duties

and return to their own schools

with fresh perspectives.

Duncan Holcomb, SAS English teacher,

exchanged places with South African English

teacher Robert Campbell-Atkins, beginning a

relationship between SAS, the Episcopal Diocese

of Delaware and the Anglican Diocese of South

Africa. This past winter Duncan and Rob's

exchange began the program which will later

involve SAS alumni; Leeanna Varga '87 and

Becky Wendell '89 will be at St. Mark's in

South Africa for a year starting next fall.

The exchange was formed after Bishop Cabell

Tennis (Trustee of St. Andrew's) expressed his

wish that SAS begin a teacher exchange with a

South African Anglican school. Last year, Nan

Mein, the Chair of the History Department, and

Bishop Tennis traveled to Pretoria and met with

the heads of three Anglican schools. At that time

Nan served as St. Andrew's ambassador, making

contact and establishing tentative exchange

arrangements.

Nan's trip was followed by a visit to SAS from

Ronald Todd, Head of St. Alban's College, a

secondary school outside Pretoria. They shared

files of interested teaching candidates with Jon

O'Brien and met with Duncan Holcomb to

explain his possible role at St. Alban's.

St. Alban's College is an all-male school with

350 boarding and day students in grades eight

through twelve. It sets itself apart from other

private schools by accepting black students, a

practice which is technically illegal. The school

also buses in black students from the townships

for afternoon tutoring.

Rob Campbell-Atkins approached the exchange

as an opportunity to look at the teaching

methods in U.S. schools, especially those

methods that encourage students to read. He also

wanted to study computer education and the

influence of television and video on students.

Rob, his wife Ann and their two children,

Michael and Leigh, took over Duncan's

apartment in the rafters of Voorhees. They were

greeted as welcome members of the SAS family,

and besides a difficult adjustment to a Delaware

February (St. Alban's has approximately 320

days of summer a year) and Duncan's unreliable

'68 Plymouth (Ann was stranded on the outskirts

of Middletown when Duncan's car decided to

quit), it was a smooth transition.

As Rob followed Duncan's duties throughout

their stay, including IV Form boys' dorm,

weekend duties, and three English classes (Iv' V

& VI), he was struck by both the basic likeness

of the two schools and their vast differences.

"The basic principles of education and the

molding of young people into responsible adults

in a Christian school setting struck me as being

remarkably similar," said Rob. But he noted a

striking informality in the relationships here that

contrasts with his home environment. "I enjoyed

the relaxed, easy friendliness of St. Andrew's,"

he remarked, an attitude that carried into the

classroom. "I will take back with me another

way of teaching English-a less formal,

discussion-type approach. "

Meanwhile, as you will see in the following

letter, received by his comrads at SAS, Duncan

was making observations of his own. Instead of

car trouble, Duncan found cat trouble; replacing

the St. Andrew's chapel bells were the St.

Alban's cuckoo birds, and Delaware's February

cabin fever became South Africa's garden fever.

Duncan Holcomb Writes From

St. Alban's School,

Pretoria, South Mrica

South Africa is fabulously beautiful. It contains

just about every kind of terrain you can

imagine-lush farmland, arid desert much like

the American southwest, beautiful mountain

ranges, incredible beaches (with incredibly cold

water), and the wild veld of the east, "Where

The Animals Are." The climate is ideal. The

temperature this summer has gotten up there, but

the dry air makes things seem downright cool

compared to the sticky Delaware summers. On


most days there is a cooling rain in the late

afternoon. Sometimes when sunbathing I have

been drenched by a sudden cloudburst as the sun

cheerfully continues to shine.

There is an amazing variety of plant and bird

life. Like the English, South Africans love their

gardens, and here at St. Alban's almost every

inch of space is immaculately manicured, and

planted with beautiful flowers and monstrous

ferns. I have really enjoyed my own large and

very private garden. I never thought I would

enjoy watching birds, but some of them are so

striking, with iridescent colors and huge plumes

and wild beaks. On the game reserve, the birds

were more amazing than the big animals. There

is a beautiful cuckoo that lives in a tree outside

my window at St. Alban's and wakes me up

every morning with a sound exactly like a

cuckoo clock. But he never sings two or ten

o'clock. It's usually something like a hundred

and fifty-seven o'clock. Then, just when I start

to fall back to sleep again, one of the Campbell­

Atkins' twenty-pound cats comes in and tries to

lie on my face.

There is very little sign of legislated apartheid.

I'm sure there are "Whites Only" signs around,

but I haven't seen one yet. Most of the blacks

here seem just to take their second-class status as

a given, almost as if they feel they are beyond

self-government. And, in a way, they are. The

ignorance, primitiveness and subservience of the

working blacks is kind of shocking. With one or

two exceptions, all the intelligent and "upwardly

mobile" blacks I have met are under the age of

18. The rest have only a few years of education,

and work for next to nothing. Asnat, the woman

who cleans my flat, works for 1I rand a day

(about $4.50). The blacks who work around the

school say "Good morning, master" as they pass

you on a path, which is really kind of troubling,

as you can imagine. None of the blacks I have

met in the Transvaal has expressed any real

dissatisfaction with his lot, or has any ideas

about how he can change it. I've heard there are

"hotbeds of dissent" outside of Grahamstown,

Johannesburg and elsewhere, but I haven't seen

them. On at least two occasions I have ridden

with wealthy whites in a Mercedes through large

crowds of slowly moving blacks. You'd think

they would jeer and throw things at this symbol

of everything they can't have. But they look and

smile and wave.

There are a number of "enlightened" whites

here who are committed to changing things. Two

particularly impressive men are the Bishop and

Archdeacon of Pretoria. I went with them early

one Sunday morning to the installation of a

young black priest in a new parish in the

homeland of Bophuthatswana. This new church

was packed, and I sat there in a moving sea of

people, feeling oh-so-very-white. The service

lasted four hours. The Bishop confirmed about

70 people. It was a Sung Eucharist-we sang at

every opportunity, and the singing was

marvellous, ranging from African tunes to

American soul to traditional Anglican hymns.

This bishop was amazing-a white man

completely at home in this environment,

preaching in fluent Sotho, dancing with

parishioners in the aisles. The church was new,

but it was already too small for its congregation.

The day is coming when Africa will be sending

missionaries to America and Europe. I hope they

treat us better than ours treated them.

I've also met a good number of

"unenlightened" whites, who see the blacks as

servants at best, and as animals at worst. It never

ceases to amaze me how some of these guys can

argue that they would be so much better off

without the blacks. Few whites have ever done a

day of manual labor in their lives and wouldn't

know how to start. The blacks build their homes,

do their dishes, tend their gardens-and then are

berated for being lazy. I took the slow train (26

hours) from Cape Town to Pretoria in January

and ate lunch with a grizzled old man who left

Rhodesia shortly before it became Zimbabwe.

With a mouth full of potatoes, he explained how

lazy and untrustworthy all blacks really are.

They'll steal anything if you give them the

chance, he said-then got up and snuck out of

the dining car without paying for his meal. That

trip I shared a tiny sleeping compartment with

five young Cape Town policemen going to

Pretoria to train in anti-terrorist tactics. These

guys ran around wearing only shorts and gun

holsters, drinking their 98-pound weight in beer,

cursing and laughing horribly and pointing their

guns at terrified little black kids on the boarding

platforms. It is on men such as these that the

security of the nation depends.

This is very much a traditional

English boarding school, replete

with cricket, tea, "caning" for

naughty boys, and very distinct

divisions between the

underformers, the faculty, and

the headmaster.

Somehow I am struck by the similarities and

differences between St. Alban's and St.

Andrew's. This is very much a traditional

Engl ish boarding school, replete with cricket,

tea, "caning" for naughty boys, and very distinct

divisions between the underformers, the

"matrics" (seniors-matriculants), the faculty,

and the headmaster. I haven't taught Form One

boys (eighth grade) in a long time-they're tiny

and eager and cute. Every Form One boy is a·

kind of servant to a matric. He's called a

"fag"-surely one of the ugliest words in our

language-and the matric is called a

"fagmaster." The Form Ones are busy from the

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Weimuka! Wako kaka Margy!

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Excerpts from Margy Horan's Letters

from Eastern zaire

Edited by her father, Hume Horan '51

After intensive study of the Shaba language,

Margy Horan '83 arrived in the village of

Kasinge in Eastern Zaire in early January, 1989,

to work on an AID-agricultural project under the

auspices of the Peace Corps. Her hut (thatched

roof, no water or electricity) is some 100 yards

from the Zaire River where she bathes. The

nearest other Westerner, is 35 kilometers

away.-ed.

October 20, 1988---Bukavu Guess what I did

this weekend Eight other people and I went to

see the gorillas! We left at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday

in a Toyota pickup truck and drove an hour to get

to the park/reserve. There we ... picked up four

guides and proceeded to the place where (you)

enter the forest. One guide had a gun and the

other three had machetes. We hiked through the

rain forest and marshy grasses and found the

gorillas in about half an hour. When we got near

the gorillas, the guides told us to be very quiet

and stay behind them at all times (there was one

guide who stayed in the rear). He said if the

gorilla charges you that you should not run away

(Sure! Whatever you say!) but should stand still

and close together. About one minute after that a

huge silverback male came bolting out of the

bushes towards us making barking and growling

noises like a dog with a deep voice. He came

tearing towards us to within four feet and

stopped. We were terrified. I actually thought he

might attack us. Then when he stopped, the

guide said we should quickly take our pictures. I

hope mine came out despite my shaking (ed.

photos OK, not blurry).

November 6, 1988 After six weeks of French

immersion, my French is okay and I'm fairly

comfortable in it. Last week was our village

"sortie." (It) was actually really fun. We were in

a village in the Eastern part of the country near

the border of Burundi. The village is called

Kabera Goolui and is in the Rift Valley near the

Ruzizi River. We drove there crammed in the

back of a truck with all our junk piled in and

tied on. We arrived and were mobbed by all the

children, and adults, too, actually. They showed

us to the mud huts we would stay in and the

latrine we would be using ....The first day we

went to the river and bathed in it, since it was

fast moving and we thought there wouldn't be a

risk of Bilharzia We really did have a

wonderful time I also helped a woman plant

her field of manioc, beans and corn ... The

village was quite advanced agriculturally but not

technologically.

I've learned I'm going to Shaba and .

couldn't be happier about my assignment to

be pioneering a new area for the Peace Corps.

I'm really excited about it and now I know I'm

sure about this whole adventure.... We'll be

spread about three villages in Central Shaba ...

it will be isolated ... about every three months

we go to the city of Lubumbashi. Tomorrow we

start Kiluba (Shaba language).

January 15, 1989-Kasinge I'm sitting here

by the side door of my house on Sunday

morning. I'm munching fried caterpillars while I

write this letter. They are squishy, but their heads

are crunchy. I'm about to go to church; they just

rang the bell. The third time they ring you're

supposed to go. Everyone here is really nice.

The people keep bringing me gifts-so far I've

received 2 eggs, lots of tomatoes, 3 huge

pumpkin-like squash that are yummy, one

catfish-like fish, manioc flour, Iinga-linga

(amaranth leaves), manioc tubers and

caterpillars. I don't think I'll go hungry anyway.

... My house is really nice. I can see the Zaire

River from where I'm sitting ... I've been told

the water is schisto-free, so I've been bathing

there. They say the crocs and hippos are further

downstream-I hope so.... I haven't spoken

English to anyone for a week.... I've been

speaking Kiluba and French some.

P.S. I just got back from church. It was really

pretty cool, all in Swahili and Kiluba.... At

the end they asked me to stand up, and they

played a song on one of the guitars and drums

and sang to welcome me. Then the chief started

clapping, so everyone did.

January 25, 1989 ... after I had finished

eating (we) sat around talking on my mat outside

the door. All of a sudden (someone) yelled

"Nyoka!" That is "snake" in all the Bantu

languages. I jumped up off the mat and ran in

the opposite direction in my socks. The snake

was a 3-foot-long cobra, which was only about

two yards from where we were sitting. (One

person) started throwing bricks at it, while I

stood yelling "Nyoka!" The neighbors came

running over and they killed it by my garden.

... That's the third snake I've seen here in

three weeks.

... A man the other day in Nsuya, actually

the pastor of the church, asked me for food

money. He does not look like he needs it, to be

honest, so I told him that he was fatter than I

was and should, therefore, give me food money.

We both laughed and I left-hopefully no hard

feelings.

January 29, 1989 After being issued my

bicycle in nearby Kabalo, I rode back to Kasinge

on it-about 36 km.... (made a quick stop in


the village of Nsuya to say "Hi!" to the chief

and some other village bigwigs. Quite the

diplomat. I got home and everyone was yelling

"Weimuka! Wako kaka Margy!" ("Hi! Hello

sister Margy!).... I went to wash in the river;

it felt great after my sweaty ride. Tomorrow I'm

going to go out in a pirogue to the other side to

check it out and see the field of a guy who wants

to plant soya....

Febraury 9, 1989 Yesterday I got up at 5 a.m.

so that I could ride to a village 24 kilometers

away to plant a manioc essai (test). I ... made

good time, arriving at Nzovu (the village means

"elephant" in Kiluba) The road was pretty

bad from the rain The bike stopped

completely in the middle of a large mud puddle .

. . . It tipped over.... Anyway, the manioc

essai went well. We planted 9 varieties including

local in three randomized repetitions. Each plot

was 10m x 18m. Actually, it was more of a

case of supervision.... The kids actually

planted while we corrected things.... When we

finished we went to the directeur's house for

lunch.... We hadfufu (ed: a manioc, like

mashed potatoes), fish, plantains, rice and

squash. Either I'm getting used to the foods or I

was famished, but it was delicious.

(Later, while in nearby Kabalo)

I waited ... amidst a gathering of children

(mostly) and some adults. I overheard someone

say in Kiluba to someone else, "Is she a

woman'" The someone else would say, "Yes, but

she's wearing pants." ... I heard this about five

more times until I finally yelled out "Ndi mwana

mukaji, ke mwana mjluma!" (I am a woman,

not a man!) They were all surprised that I spoke

Kiluba. Lately, my Kiluba has improved, and I

can tell what people are saying about me....

Tomorrow (I'm) planting a rice nursery and

measuring the fields in Nzovu. We'll transplant

my tomatoes and cabbage and work around the

house. It's coming along and will be really cute.

I'm going to make curtains and pillowcases out

of Zairian cloth and whitewash the walls inside. I

now have a huge set of shelves so all my stuff

isn't all over the floor. I planted banana trees last

week, and I still want to plant some sort of hedge

about my yard to keep people from wandering up

from all directions to look in my windows.

One other thing. I cut my hair yesterday. It's a

little crooked but I've paid for worse haircuts. I

sound pretty gritty and peace corpsy, don't I

Who would have ever believed it. ... ! 0

Ari Ellis '89 rowing in SAS

regatta.

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moment they wake up to the moment they go to

sleep, and they go through the day with great

energy and cheerfulness. For the boarding boys

the day often starts at 6:00 a.m. with the running

of "bounds"-a three-kilometer jog around the

boundaries of the school. I ran with them once

just for the experience. It was simply more fun

than I ever hope to have again.

The boys are generally quite friendly and

deferential, though perhaps not as mature as

American students. They stand when you walk

into the classroom or simply walk by, and "sir"

you to death. I don't think I've been called by

my name once-it's just "sir." The boys don't

quite know what to make of me. They often look

at me strangely when I grab them playfully or

kid around. When it finally dawns on them that

I've made a joke their eyes grow large with

recognition: "Oh! Oh yes, sir. Very good. sir!"

Their misconceptions about American life are

almost as horrific as ours about them. They

seem to think that most Americans are just filthy

rich, and that you need a gun or switchblade to

survive in our schools. Though the "Albanians"

are not armed, I've found teaching here a little

more difficult. There are usually about 25 boys

to a class, and I have four separate class

preparations daily. All classes are taught in an

outrageously long morning-from 7:40 a.m. to

I:50 p.m. The boys are not terribly contributive

or inquisitive, so I end up spending a good part

of the class lecturing. My greatest teaching

experience thus far has been "upgrading"­

teaching a class of mat ric boys and girls from

black public schools around Pretoria. These

pupils want to get every academic edge they can

on the way (hopefully) to a university, so they go

to their own schools during the day and then are

bussed to St. Alban's in the late afternoon. I

teach a class of 37 blacks, ranging in age from

17 to 22. They look up to me like I'm their

ticket out of the ghetto-I've never felt more

motivated or energized to teach a class in my

life. It's a great temptation to lock the door for a

week and teach them Everything I Know. They

are very curious about American life and were

amazed when I told them that many St.

Andrew's students have their own computers.

One of the boys said he'd like to have one for

himself. I jokingly said I would send him one

when I got back to the States. The students

laughed, but after class this boy came forward

and solemnly handed me his address.

But it is the faculty here at St. Alban's that

has made my stay most worthwhile. They work

very long days and understand the importance of,

shall we say, "creative recreation." There is a

beautiful little pub-like building with a thatched

roof called the Weatherston, where the bachelors

meet every weeknight for drinks and dinner.

There is also a nice new building overlooking the

cricket fields called the Pavilion, where Old

Boys, faculty members and friends meet every

Friday night for what becomes a considerable

party. I have come under the particularly

insidious influence of one Des Webster, the

Ocshe House tutor, who moved here in the

Campbell-Atkins' flat with me soon after the

year started. Together Des and I have hosted a

couple of epic "braais" (barbeques) and parties.

The cats treat both of us with a healthy

contempt.

Two years of military service is compulsory

for all white South African men, and Des is

finishing his second year. In all this time in the

Army, Des has played cricket and field hockeythat's

basically it. If it rains, he comes home

early. Living here at St. Alban's he's technically

AWOL, but no one on the base seems to know or

care. It's a strange setup--I don't think Des has

carried a gun yet. When the ANC invades, I

expect Des will bludgeon them with his cricket

bat.

Everyone here has been great about asking me

to join them wherever they go. I've been to

Durban and the beaches of the Indian Ocean,

Cape Town (the most beautiful city I've ever

seen) and Cape of Good Hope, the parched

deserts of the Karoo, played blackjack in the

decadent casinos of Sun City, watched the South

African heavyweight champion defend his title

(against a Virginian), set off a dynamite blast in

the world's largest diamond mine (Premier

Mine-where the Cullinan diamond was found),

and seen Johnny Clegg at the Coliseum in

Jo'Burg (an interesting mix of African township

music and rock-n-roll). But the high point so far

was definitely the weekend on the private game

farm in the Lowveld, next to the Kruger National

Park.

After a slow start, when I wondered what in

the world I'd gotten myself into, the days have

rushed by. The whole experience in some strange

way is greater than the sum of its parts. It's so

unsett) ing to leave 30 years of a constructed self

behind, and to start all over again with people

who don't know you from Adam. It's really an

experience of liberation. There's nothing more

cleansing and stimulating than being put offbalance,

unable to rely on habits and

understandings you've depended on all your life

long. Though the strangeness is found mainly in

the little things, the cumulative effect is

tremendous-hearing new bird calls, listening to

so many different languages, seeing strange

constellations in the evening sky. It's both

unsettling and alluring. Still, I think I need to

get back soon. I'm starting to like these cats.

Duncan

February 26, 1989


WELTON Continued from Page II

admitting that perhaps weather control was a

little too much to demand. I thought they were

being kind, but later realized that they had

merely been saving me for other more difficult

tasks when the shooting began.

On a typical day of shooting, the trucks pull

into the driveway somewhere between 5 and 6

a.m. I have been awakened, probably fifteen

minutes earlier, by my alarm, and am searching

for my coat and hat as I see the headlights of the

first truck pass by my window.

Wielding my tool belt, I head for Founders'

Hall to unlock whatever rooms we will be using

that day. Then I head for the gym to unlock the

"dressing" and "wardrobe" rooms of the dayanything

from the dance studio to the Cameron

Room. By this time someone has opened the

camera truck, and I stop by to pick up a walkietalkie.

This I mount in its holster on my belt,

along with my keys, beeper and perhaps my

camera, all slung across my shoulder. I feel like

Rambo, ready to attack the day. Just then the

cast and crew buses pull up and the activity

really begins. And so, eighty-odd people go to

work for about 12 hours to create what will

eventually amount to around two minutes of the

final film. This daily pattern was repeated for

the better part of three months until what at first

had seemed like hectic chaos became second

nature.

I learned many things working on Dead Poets

(I suspect, you can work just as hard, or harder,

on a lousy film as you do on a great one -either

way, standing up for fourteen hours a day makes

your feet swell), but what I found most

fascinating was the colossal amount of effort,

money and time that goes into creating this

entity, for lack of a better word, which will, if it

is successful, fill a mere two hours of the

public's recreation time. It makes money, of

course, but still it is a fundamentally absurd,

however wonderful, idea. A film is the illusion

of ultimate glamor, created in the most

unglamorous manner imaginable. The film

making process swallows up all involved, as

many members of the St. Andrew's community,

myself included, came to understand. Perhaps it

is the sense of urgency that the constraints of

time and money lend to the effort, which makes

it almost hypnotic, catapulting its victims into

perpetual motion. Perhaps that is why people like

Wally Williams (among many others) hurled

themselves with abandon, for which I thank them

heartily, into what seemed like the abyss of

production.

As for myself, I am writing to you from Los

Angeles, where I have begun the pursuit of a

career in film editing. So what can I say but the

abyss has, at least for now, claimed another

victim. 0

Who's Who

Who's What

Who's Where

SAS Alumni Directory

Now Available!

A complete listing of names and addresses

of alumni from Classes 1934·88, plus

geographic and class listings

A complimentary copy of the Directory will be

sent to all alumni who returned the 1987 Alumni

Survey.

To purchase a copy, send $7 to: Alumni Office,

St. Andrew's School, Middletown, DE 19709.

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Checks should be made payable to St. Andrew's School.


Wllmington Phonathons Raise $14,000

for the Annual Fund

On May 9 and 10, the Wilmington law offices of Morris, James, Hitchens and

Wi Iiams played host to a group of over 30 alumni and parents of current students who

gathered to raise money for the 1988-89 Annual Fund for St. Andrew's. In total, these

phonathons raised over $14,000 in pledges from over 200 donors.

s a newcomer to St. Andrew's, I was very impressed with the enthusiasm for the

School which was conveyed both by the volunteers and those whom were called. In

short, it was very apparent to me that philanthropy is alive and well among the

St. Andrew's constituency!

Doug Price

Director of Annual Giving

The following alumni and arents of cQl:rent SAS students participated in the

phonathons:

Alumni

Dick Appleby '47 Missy Duggins Peloso '75

George Baxter '54 Paul Rada '79

Stu Bracken '50 Ashton Richards '78

Rusty Capers '63 John Schoonover '63

Bob Dunn '74 Jack Schreppler '74

Paul Eichler '82 Tom Schreppler '78

Frank Giammattei '47 Bob Shank '57

Bill Hearn '45 Dave Skiimer '67

Jen Kern '83 Buzz Speakman '38

Walter Liefe1d '54 Steve Voorhees '53

Bill Luke '79 Adam Waldron '80

Chandler '81 Meg Wenzell Waldron '82

Hally Mason '82 Gary Zanes '79

Parents

Peter Lockhart (Reynolds '91, Whitney '88)

Diana Lopez (John Paul '92)

Yolanda Middleton (Trevor '89)

Bernie van Ogtrop (Catherine '90)


Bishop

Tennis

Graduation

Speaker

he Right Reverend C. Cabell Tennis,

Episcopal Bishop of Delaware, was the

commencement speaker for the graduation

exercises for the Class of 1989.

Before coming to Delaware, Bishop Tennis

served as Dean of St. Mark's Cathedral in

Seattle, Washington. He was also a member of

the Executive Council for the Diocese of

Olympia in Washington, Deputy to the General

In Memory

RICHARD W. TRAPNELL, III '36

A memorial service for Dick Trapnell was held in the

School chapel on Saturday, February 4. His labors for

SI. Andrew's had touched so many lives over such a

long period of time that the chapel was filled with

thuse who remembered. The remarks that Jon O'Brien

delivered at that service, at the request of the family,

paid tribute to Dick for his thiry-five years as a

Trustee or" the School. He served on the Executive

Committee and as Chairman of the Building

Committee, Personnel Committee and the Committee

on Trusteeship for many years.

The Headmaster's Letter in the winter issue of the

SI. Andrew's Bulletin eloquently highlighted Dick's

numerous contributions that touched the lives of so

many SI. Andreans.

It tells much about our classmate that last summer

he declined to serve another term as a SAS Trustee,

having learned that his health would not permit him to

anticipate serving with his customary energy. The

Board promptly elected him Trustee Emeritus.

I wonder if my classmates remember Dick's habit of

walking out of school examinations well ahead of the

allotted hours and the fact that we all knew he would

get high marks (usually second only to our class

scholar, Loring Batten). That was unnerving to me at

the time but only typical of the quick intelligence and

high motivation that Dick later put so successfully to

use for SI. Andrew's School.

The School community, the Trustees, his classmates

and friends will miss him.

Win Schwab '36

STEPHEN HARRIS PARRY '42

World War II threw so many of us into unexpected

orbits of life that SAS friendships too often turned out

to be simply that, and, for me, the school times are

the only link Steve and I got to build. But we were

good friends, as I'm sure most others would say of

their knowing Steve. He was good humored,

Convention, Adjunct Professor at the General

Theological Seminary and an active member of

the National Council of Churches.

In 1971 Bishop Tennis served as consultant to

the Diocese of Sierra Leone (West Africa) and in

1982 to Zambia, a journey which also included

tours of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya.

Most recently he visited South Africa to begin to

establish a companion relationship between the

Episcopal Diocese of Delaware and the Anglican

Diocese of Pretoria. Delaware's Governor Castle

has appointed him to the Board of Directors for

the Division of Social Services.

Bishop Tennis and his wife, Hyde Southall,

have four grown children. His oldest son, Cabby,

and his daughter Mollie are each working for the

Peace Corps in Africa; Whiting and Anne live

and work in the Seattle area.

sometimes mischievous, loyal and tenacious. Under all

the bluff and bluster, he was one of Bill Cameron's

favorite cases-not because of any prose prowess,

Lord knows, but because he kept at his English

challenge just as he did as one of Cameron's better

wrestlers.

Once, he came a cropper. George Wood kept

missing significant quantities of cider from his jug

suspended on a string to chill in the night air of

autumn. He then doctored his cider in a most

inelegant fashion and waited to see who'd give sign

of having an educating surprise. With a disgusted

grunt of explosive expectoration, Steve revealed his

culpability to the convulsed glee of his fellows in what

was then the Little Dorm. But, good politician that he

was, he cheerfully took his comeuppance and went on

in good, though more wary, style.

I'm sorry not to have more left in mind about Steve

Parry. He was a worthy, good guy who probably wore

well over the years for many others.

Walter Mylecraine '42

Steve Parry, brother of John Parry '37, died December

25, 1988 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

WILLIAM JULIAN WALDEN, JR. '53

As Sixth Formers, Bud and I served as roommates

praefecting the Second Form in the East Dorm. What

a great year that was, because we felt that we were a

smooth working team taking care of those thirteenyear-old

"new" boys. Bud was that soft spoken,

steady as a rock praefect who balanced my

rambunctious and flamboyant style. That year was

brimming with wonderful reminiscences. After

graduatior1, regretfully, we never saw each other again.

However, we shared an hour-long phone call about ten

years ago, catching up with each other's lives.

I will miss Bud. In my seventeenth year he was an

important peer factor helping me towards adulthood.

May God bless him and comfort those who sorrow

for him.

David P. Giammattei '53


Class

Notes

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'35 Franklin Hawkins

4502 North Dittmar Street

Arlington, VA 22207

Holly Whyte's recent book, City: Discoverin[ the

Center; was reviewed in the February 27 edition of

TIME magazine. According to literary critic John

Skow, "No one involved in planning should miss

Whyte's illuminations. For those who are simply

walkers in the city, Whyte has redescribed vanity

fair." Also see The New Yorker; March 1985, "Holding

the Center" and Smithsonian Magazine, February

1989, "Standing on those corners, watching all the

folks go by," for more on Holly's newest book. City is

published by Doubleday.

'36 Chester E. BaUlll, Jr.

PO Box 34/

Oxford, MD 2/654

We all have our fifteen seconds in the spotlight and

Ches Baum had just that as an extra in Whoopie

Goldberg's recent movie. Unfortunately, he did not

recognize himself when he saw the movie and suspects

that he was "one of the blurs in the background."

Ches recently wrote an article to be published in

Chesapeake Bay Ma[azine about the old boat he

owned while he was at St. Andrew's.

'38 Frank L. Bate

20 Ridge Road

Roseland, NJ 07068

John Topham's collection of Saudi Arabian Bedouin

textiles and jewelry is still being exhibited around the

country.

'40 William C. Sibert

2028 Albert Circle

Wilmin[ton, NC 28403

Peter Megargee Brown was elected President of The

Episcopal Church Foundation at its annual meeting in

Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Some news items from class agent Bill Sibert:

Bonsai White of Fox Fire Farm in Maryland

recently became a father and a grandfather in the same

week. His granddaughter, Elizabeth Turell White, was

born on April 19, 1989. Her uncle, William Terrell

O'Neil White was born April 24. Congratulations,

Bonnie'

Pete Torrey reports that he sees John MacInnes in

San Diego a couple of times a year.

Questionnaires have gone out to all class members.

Please get yours back to me as soon as you can.

-Bill Sibert.

'41 Jonathan C. Wilford

PO Box 953

Easton, MD 2/601

Bus Wilford certainly keeps the lines of

communication open with his classmates when he

is not out sailing with his grandchildren. We have

learned from Jon that Bill Van Leer is enjoying his

new life and is settling in happily. Ever the globe

trotters, Peggy and Peter Nalle were in Thailand and

Cambodia in February "climbing around barefoot in

temples." If that's not enough, Peter spent a bit of

time in Chile looking at mines and cruising Cape

Horn, Terra del Fuego and Patagonia. He is still

consulting in order to support the cruising and travel

habit.

In a letter to Bus, Westy Fenhagen writes that the

environment at the University of North Carolina never

serves up a dull moment. The magazine he edits, the

Carolina Alumni Review, recently won a national prize

in the Visual Design Division of a CASE competition.

The publication won "Best of Category" and "Grand

Award" in the Photography/Nonnews Category.

Bus has also heard from Harding Hughes who,

after retiring, is doing research and hoping to write a

book on the history of the little community of Valle

Crucis located in the mountains of western North

Carolina. Harding has been vacationing in this unique

community all of his life.

It has been an eventful year for Vee and Jim

Thomas. In a Christmas card to Bus they touched on

some of the highlights which include Jim's decision to

retire from Munster High School this June and Vee's

continued quest for her Ph.D.

Finally. Bus is expecting a visit from Bessie and

Stocky Hopkins on their way home from Florida. a

trip celebrating their retirement.

'45 Gaston V. Jones

/93 Lynn Avenue

Shreveport, LA 7/105

Gattie Jones as the new class agent has provided a

good bit of grist for the mill. The following notes

from Gattie are excerpts from recent letters he

received:

Bob Schelling reports from Montreal that" ... wife,

Sylvie, and I each have our own consulting firms in

marketing and communications. Mine tends to help

American and Canadian companies set up in the other

country. Sylvie tends to work more with Quebec

companies on local projects. Occasionally, we work

together on a project-the acid test of any marriage.

"While weekdays we live in downtown Montreal,

our weekends are spent at 'La Vieille Ferme' in the

bucolic burg of North Hatley, Quebec, a resort town

near the Vermont border. This is a 150-year-plus farm

on a mountain next to a ski area. Restoration has been

an 18-year project that never ends. The game plan is

to add a wing and retire there." .

Lev Lynch is living on Mercer Island, in

Washington State. He writes: "My sailing is mainly

coastal, as we have neither the courage nor the desire

to spend 20 days at sea. We look for the new coves

and islands every summer." Lev plans to be back for

the 45th next year.

Beau Nalle has retired after 35 years in the State

Department and reports from 4202 Maple Terrace,

Chevy Chase, MD 20815: "I quit. Last January I

turned in my commission and told Mr. Shultz to go

jump in the H 2 O. Thirty-five years was more than



THE 45th FOR '45 IN '90

REUNION WEEKEND

JUNE 8,9,10 . 1990

anyone needed, so I quit. We were in Switzerland at

the time; give me the third world for excitement and

entertaining things as well as interesting problems. In

point of actual fact, retirement isn't all that easy. The

first six months, I was a bear."

Charlie Welling continues his consulting and

reflecting on life from Arlington, Virginia. His note

to Gattie also spoke of retirement: "I really have no

desire to do so as I find my hobbies (which are many

and diverse) and my employment (notice I didn't say

work) fit well together. In fact, there are those among

my acquaintances who will be quick to tell me that I

retired the day I left the Navy and haven't worked a

day since. But what do they know"

The last bit of grist comes from John Cook who

works for the Department of Energy in the biology

division of one of its national laboratories in Oak

Ridge, Tennessee. John is a cell physiologist and

works with mammalian cells which they grow in

cultures. His field is concerned with "trying to explain

the mechanisms whereby cells exchange metabolites

with their environment." John and his wife, Dorothy,

"lave also developed an "acquisitive taste" for 20th

Century art and have become collectors of a sort.

'47 Francis Giammattei

Po. Box 4133

5002 Kennett Pike

Wilmington, DE 19807

Frank Giammattei writes that he and his wife,

Helen. recently spent the night with Van and Dan

MacDonald at their home on Long Island. Besides

discussing important things like grandchildren, they

had the opportunity to talk about Dan's older brother,

Bill '45, who came back from World War II service

and graduated with the Class of '47. Bill died in

December, and the MacDonald family has given a gift

to the St. Andrew's library in his memory. What an

appropriate gift for a great man who loved books.

Frank also passed along the news that Jane and

Tyke Miller had recently returned from two months in

Africa. The first part of the trip was pleasure-Egypt,

Kenya and Tanzania. The second stage was work for

both of them. Tyke was doing surgery at the Jane

Furse Hospital in the Transvaal region of South Africa.

Jane taught at the St. Mark's School, which was next

to the hospital. (St. Andrew's also has an association

with St. Mark's. In fact, the SAS student body

recently raised several thousands of dollars in order to

°und the construction of an all-weather playing surface

for athletics at the School.) Their daughter Missy '85

joined them for part of the trip. Both Tyke and Jane

said that their trip was an extraordinary experience.

'50 Stuart 1 Bracken

140/ Rose Valley Road

Ambler, PA /9002

Director of Brewery Operations for Miller Brewing

Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jack Keller has

retired and migrated south to Hilton Head, South

Carolina. He looks forward to having more time with

his family, which includes five grandchildren, and

getting to do all those things that were deferred over

the years. He is also happy to get back to the South

and the Atlantic Ocean.

Bob Appleby has been elected to the Board of

Directors of Delaware Trust Company in Wilmington.

'52 Theodore L. Hill

217 Pheasant Run Drive

Paoli, PA /930/

Constantine Simonides is Vice President at

Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the

Secretary of the Executive Committee of the M.l.T.

Corporation.

'53 William D. Luke

432 Nine Gates Road

Chadds Ford, PA /9317

Congratulations to Dave Levinson on his reelection as

Insurance Commissioner for Delaware.

At the SAS Phonathon in May, Steve Voorhees

learned that Harrison Owen is about to become a

grandfather. He also spoke with Hugh Cannon, who

is President of Quality Aggregates-a construction

material supply company in Sarasota, Florida. Steve

learned from Art Wright that he is out of the Navy,

rowing competitively and doing some shore diving in

Seattle, Washington.

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'54 Walter L. Liefeld

St. Andrew's School

Middletown, DE /9709

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In a letter to Walt Liefeld, Norris Hazelton writes

that he is in the commercial real estate business in

Miami, Florida. Norris started in the residential sales

realm and by a "fluke" ended up in commercial sales

which he enjoys.

The Levillson family:

Marilyn, Dave '53 alld their

SOli Micah and Dave's father,

Louis Levinsoll.

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26

REMEMBER

HOMECOMING

SEPTEMBER 23, 1989

During the SAS Phonathon, Walt Liefeld had a

chance to chat with a number of classmates. He

learned from Doug Evans that he owns an

oceanographic consulting firm and comes up the

Chesapeake and Delaware Canal occasionally to check

on equipment. Max Alston's daughter was married

over the June Reunion Weekend and his son graduated

from the United States Air Force Academy this month

as well. Bob Richards is the Senior Warden at his

Episcopal Church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina,

where Terrell Glenn '76 is the Associate Rector.

'58 James lB. Wigglesworth

Rural Route, Box 32

Belvue, KS 66407

For a week in March, Bulent Atalay was the guest of

the University of Vienna where he delivered a pair of

lectures, one in which he wore the hat of artist and the

other that of theoretical physicist.

'59 Warner W Price, III

4 Foxglove Court

Brookside

Yarmouth, ME 04096-1156

Jon Balch has lived in Haverford, Pennsylvania, and

worked in the electronics industry for most of the past

thirty years. Since the late 70's, Jon has been with a

small electronics manufacturing company, responsible

for their marketing, sales, personnel, credit and

quality control. Jon's wife, Peggy, suffered a fatal

heart attack in December, 1988. Jon has three

children, Owen, Tim and Lisa, who graduated from

Immaculata College in May. When Jon is not involved

with coaching Little League, he vacations in Old

Orchard Beach, Maine, which is just down the road

from 'Mose Price.

Russell Chesney has recently been named

Chairman of the Veterans Administration Merit

Review Board for scientific grants in kidney disease

and appointed a member of the National Kidney and

Urology Diseases Advisory Board. The Board assesses

the needs of kidney disease patients and writes reports

commissioned by the U.S. Congress. Russell's son

Chris is in the IV Form at St. Andrew's.

'61

Charles E. Hance

John M. Pinney

Box 41

5036 Westpath Terrace

Hollow Brook Road Bethesda, MD 20816

Pottersville, NJ 07979

During the academic year '87-'88, Malcolm Muir

was SECNAV Research Fellow and visiting professor

at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.

'62 Lawrance M. Court

232 Owensville Road

West River; MD 20778

Larry Court has laid claim to having the first

offspring of the Class of '62 enrolled at St. Andrew's.

His son, John, is II member of the Class of '92. Larry

received a note from John Lawrence assuring that he

and his family are doing fine and that his law practice

continues to be successful. The Fairfax County Circuit

Court appointed him Commissioner in Chancery.

Rodger Melling is suffering from diabetic

retinopathy which has left him legally blind. He

writes that there has been some good news with the

condition of his eyes. He adds that "If you're going to

go blind, legally is a helluva lot better than

functionally or totally. At least this way you have

'walking-around' vision and can do some of the old

stuff.... Makes the game of golf interesting. too."

Rodger is still "fighting to return to useful work."

'63 William Pfeifer

1035 Kaolin Road

Kennett Square, PA 19348

Kent Hughes has moved to Philadelphia to become

the co-managing head of the investment banking

section of the firm of Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc.

He is charged with building up their mergers and

acquisitions division.

'65 Orrie L. Tawes

288 West Street, Apt. 7E

New York, NY 10013

Dan Smith is living in Oxford, Maryland, working for

Classic Crafts, a boat restoration and repair company

that is carrying on Oxford's great tradition of wooden

boat building. Dan's daughter, Melody, is attending

The Country School in Easton, Maryland, the alma

mater of many former and current St. Andreans.

'66 George B. Smith

Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor

110 West Pine Street, P.D. Box 594

Georgetown, DE 19947·3571

From Win Schwab we learn that his daughter,

Amanda, is "enjoying fourth grade, ballet and piano,"

and his son, Dan '86 is a junior in Product Design at

North Carolina State. Win's wife, Carroll, is moving

the furniture showroom from the Washington Design

Center to Falls Church, Virginia; it will be open to the

public. Win continues to represent Kindel of Grand

Rapids which produces reproduction furniture for the

U.S. National Trust and Winterthur.

Buck Smith has become a partner in the law firm

of Young, Conaway, Stargatt and Taylor and will be

located in the Georgetown, Delaware, office. Buck

lives in Bethany Beach and commutes to Georgetown.


'67 Joseph L. Hargrove

9639 Norris Ferry Road

Shreveport. LA 71106

Henry Smith is now a manager at the Bank of

Bermuda. His wife, Judianne, and her partner formed

the all-women auctioneering firm of "Hammers"­

Bermuda's equivalent of Sotheby's. Henry and

Judianne's daughter, Talley, is in the lower school of

the Bermuda High School for Girls; their son, Price,

is in his first year at Saltus Grammar School. Much of

the family recreation involves their Cape Dory 28

motorboat, "Attitude." This month, Henry and

Judianne will be in Cannes, where he will be

representing the Bank of Bermuda at an international

banking conference.

Joe Hargrove writes that Roy Foster, his wife

Aisling and their two children, Phineaus and Nora,

spent the Easter holidays with his family on a ranch

150 miles west of Fort Worth, Texas. Joe, his wife

Nancy and their two children, Rob and Reg, enjoyed

"reminiscing, fi hing, observing numerous wildlife

and just relaxing" with the Foster family. Roy had

been in Austin doing research at the University of

Texas for his biography on Yeats. Joe reports that his

son, Rob, will be entering the III Form at SAS next

year.

'68 William R. Prier

13220 Fletchertown Road

Bowie. MD 20715

Chris Milner left government service after eleven

years as a state and federal prosecutor to join the law

firm of Gardere and Wynne in Dallas, in their

recently formed white-collar criminal litigation

section. Chris, his wife Candyce and their three

children, Kristen, Tiffany and Geoffrey, are settling

into a new home in DeSoto, Texas.

'69 Charles E. Kolb

1227 Michigan Court

Alexandria. VA 22314

Deputy Under Secretary of Education Charlie Kolb

was on hand to answer questions when Education

Secretary Lauro Cavazos and Under Secretary Ted

Sanders reported at a news conference in early May

that "the nation's schools are stagnant." The report

called upon state officials to establish higher standards

and try to increase high school graduation rates to 90

percent. Charlie was also seen on The Tonight Show

last May.

Willy Smith enjoys being one of a dwindling

number of Eastern Shoremen who manage to make a

living as hunters and watermen. In the winter, Willy

guides goose hunting parties and procures venison for

his own larder; in the spring, summer and early fall,

he crabs commercially in his wooden workboat named

by him "Pure Putty" to indicate the amount of

reconstructive surgery he has lavished upon it.

Having "escaped Morocco after three years of awe,

excitement, hard work, learning, bombardment by an

extremely full but alien culture, and a divorce," Peter

Maxson has returned to the States and is now living

in Hartsville, Pennsylvania. Peter married Leona

Francombe on January 28.

David Lyon reports that he is halfway through his

tour in Bangkok with the U.S. Embassy. He has no

idea where he will be going in the summer of 1990.

He hopes to remain overseas but could land back in

Washington, D.C.

'70 Jay K. Sweezey

4039 Capps

Dallas. TX 75209-1701

Bill Brownfield is "still fighting the good fight for

democracy, justice and the American way in

Argentina" with the U.S. State Department. Bill

expects to return to Washington this summer for

another "cycle in Powertown." He will spend a year

in Congress, then return to Foggy Bottom as Deputy

Director for Central America.

'71 Mark W Rocha

14 Manning Lane

Cherry Hill. NJ 08003

In addition to practicing fulltime emergency medicine

at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Townie

Townsend is now vice president and half-owner of

Olde Towne Ocean City Beer Company Inc.-"the

beer with a vacation attitude."

Steven Hartsell and his wife had a recent addition

to their family. Their daughter, Abigail Jay, was born

January 19 and rounds out their family after having

two boys, Nathaniel (4) and Gabriel (3). Steve and

family found it necessary to sell their first house and

move to a larger one in Fort Myers, Florida.

Mike Hill was recently a featured extra in the

filming of Glory. a movie that tracks the forgotten and

inspirational story of the first black fighting regiment

in the East, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry,

during the Civil War. The regiment was formed in

1863 after the Emancipation Proclamation and served

heroically during the Civil War. Mike has become a

Civil War buff and has gotten involved in a number of

Civil War re-enactments around the country.

'72

William C. Bean David B. Harms

3810 Rochelle Road Sullivan & Cromwell

Irving. TX 75062 125 Broad Street

New York. NY 10004

Stew Barroll and his wife, Kim, have a new daughter,

Charlotte Stewart, born December 19, 1988. Stew was

recently elected treasurer of the Kent County Chapter

of Ducks Unlimited and to the executive committee of

the Society of the War of 1812 in the State of

Maryland.

Now settled in Charlotte, North Carolina, Richard

Wilson is halfway through a master's program in

Computer Science at UNC-Charlotte. His wife, Carol,

enjoys her position at a major law firm in town.

In May of 1988, Bob Ligbtburn graduated with his

master's in Theological Studies from Gordon Conwell


An Insider's View of

Boarding School Life

Overnight and Campus Visit

Children of Alumni in the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grades

are invited to a St. Andrew's School Open House/Overnight.

Friday, September 22

(Homecoming Weekend)

Attend Friday evening dinner with students, spend an overnight in the dorms, go to Saturday

morning classes and Homecoming games. Saturday morning, Director of Admissions John Niles

will meet with alumni families to explain the application process, testing and financial aid.

Friday Evening, September 22

5:30 Visitors arrive on campus, meet host and settle into dorm.

6:00 Cafeteria dinner.

7:45 Visitors meet with the Director of Admissions to talk about the St. Andrew's

and boarding school life in general.

8:45 Return to dorms to visit, snack and have fun.

10:30 Lights out.

Saturday Morning, September 23

7 til 10:30 Visitors will be on the same schedule as their hosts including breakfast and classes.

9:30 Informational meeting with Director of Admissions for alumni parents.

(Meet at the Admissions Office)

10:30 Campus tour for children and their parents.

Please contact the Admissions Office between September 5 and 15 if you and your child would like to

participate.

Theological Seminary. Bob and his wife, Cecilia, and

children, Tito (4) and Ashley (I Yl), moved to

Madison, Virginia, where they live on a farm and run

a cow/calf beef operation. On December 27, a third

member was added to the family: a daughter, Kelby.

'73 William D. Canrler

336 Flatbush Avenue, 2D

Brooklyn, NY /0004

After living i'n Colorado for thirteen years, Brian

Hartsell moved to Arkansas to work as a District

Manager for 7-Eleven, responsible for the Arkansas

and Missouri territory. Brian is still "gainfully single"

and would like to hear from other classmates.

Manhattan Class Company has put together yet

another off-Broadway hit-this time a string of one-act

plays under the auspices of general manager Will

Cantler. "Who Knew" was called by reviewer Walter

Goodman of The New York Times, "a stunner, the

dialogue sings, it has poetry and power." The play

closed in April, but we look forward to more great

work from Will.

'74 F 1 Hickman

R,D. I, Box 683

Chestertown, MD 21620

While there are no specifics yet, Henry Hauptfuhrer

was married in May. Details and hopefully a picture to

follow in the next edition of the Bulletin.

John Mincks is happy to announce the birth of his

third child and third daughter, Jennifer Still, on

January 9, 1989.

Carl Melamet and his wife had their second son,

born on April 29, 1989.

Bruce Taylor is still single and is practicing law in

Nashville.

'75 Elizabeth D. Peloso

43 Sheffield Lane

West Chester; PA 19380-1/89

Chris "Crisco" Gale still works for the Maryland

Department of Transportation as an engineering

technician, working out of Baltimore. He says he sees

a good bit of Tom Lawton and Norman Ware and

their wives.


Michael Kadick and Lisa Galloway Kadick

are the proud parents of a baby boy, Andrew Ellis

Blackshear. Their latest addition was born on April 27

and tipped the scales at 8 pounds, 13 ounces.

Marcia Moore and her husband, John, are still

living in Boston. Marcia is serving her first year of

residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and

working 100 hours a week! John continues to teach

physics at Harvard.

Lars Allfather and his wife are expecting their first

child this summer.

'76

Ralph R. Hickman

Linn S. Tompkins

6869 Chaffee Court 1715 Enoree Avenue

Brecksville. OH 44141-2416 Columbia, SC 29205

Congratulations to Dodge McFall and his new wife,

Marie-Louise C. Gifford, who were married on

February 18, 1989. Dodge has changed jobs at

Eastman Kodak and is now in the Consumer Products

Division marketing their U.S. film. Dodge and his

wife have bought a farmhouse built circa 1820 in

Pittsford. New York.

If you haven't yet, you should run out and buy a

back issue of the April 24 edition of The New Yorker

and read John Seabrook's superb article "Invisible

Gold" on gold mining in Nevada. This lengthy article

explores the rise in prospecting in an area that has the

mineral wealth to make the motherlodes of the 1840's

and 1850's in Cal iforn ia pale in comparison. John was

on campus recently for Career Night and captivated an

audience of VI Formers with the story of his writing

career. If you'll remember, John spent a good deal of

his time in SAS in the Bio Lab.

Bryan Skip and his wife have a new baby boy,

Michael Alexander.

Michaela Penny-Velazquez gave birth to a baby

daughter, Demetria Christian Velazquez, on October

12, 1988.

'77

Elizabeth D. Halsted Alexis FReed

107 N. Lincoln Street 1807 Washington Street

Kennell Square. PA 19348 Braintree, MA 02184

Carolyn Matthews will be moving this month to

Houston, Texas, after receiving a fellowship in

Gynecologic Oncology at M.D. Anderson Hospital

and Cancer Institute. In two years, she hopes to return

to the East Coast to teach.

'78

Ashton W Richards

St. Andrew's School

Middletown. DE 19709

Sarah Hukill Berninger and husband Mike have

moved back to Delaware. Sarah is now teaching across

the bridge in New Jersey at Woodstown High and

Mike is a project architect with Buck Simpers in

Wilmington.

From your class agent: I had a wonderful visit with

Scott Peters, Rob Linnenkol and Paul Kress over the

April 22nd weekend. The occasion Why, Judi

Skelton's ('80) wedding, of course. We were all trying

to figure out, me excluded, why this dashing young

group of 78er's would be invited (I just walked

downstairs) to such an auspicious event; and we (they)

came up with one telling link. Isn't that special The

weekend was highlighted by a Sunday trip to Money's

Truck Stop on Route 301 where a delightful breakfast

was had by all, replete with giant, and much needed,

orange juices all around.

I had a chance to see Harry Orth at the Delaware

State Wrestling Championships in February where

SAS crowned yet another State Champion, this time at

145 pounds.

At an SAS gathering at the Wilmington Country

Club in April, I had a great time catching up with

Scarlet Halsted Carey, who is about to move back

into the area from Chicago. Also gracing this

wonderful event was one Kevin Nerlinger, who is still

"selling pencils" for a living. A scheduled night on

the town with Nerlinger and this reporter seems

imminent. Rounding out this group was Liz Boyle.

Liz is still working at-it pains me to say the name­

Tower Hill as a counselor. Boy, I hope I haven't

missed anyone.

Finally, would a '78 class notes section be complete

without a bit of wedding news The single male or

female in this class is becoming a rare bird indeed.

Tying the knot in June will be Lisa Olsen to Brendan

Meagher and later on in August, Flip Hunt and

Richard Cookerly will be getting married to one

another here at St. Andrew's. Towny Manfull will be

marrying Susan Newman on October 14. Stay tuned

for pictures in the next Bulletin.

As for me, this winter and spring were full of all

sorts of wonderful things. The movie during the

winter opened up a neat window to a very interesting

industry. I was fortunate enough to work with Robin

Williams on a number of occasions and he is as zany

as he is cranked up to be. In addition, my little cameo

speaking part did not end up on the cutting room

floor-no thoughts of a career change at this point. As

for the spring, my women's crew is terribly fast and at

1990 REUNION

WEEKEND

JU N E 8, 9, I 0, I 990

THE 55th FOR '35

THE 50th FOR '40

THE 45th FOR '45

THE 40th FOR '50

THE 35th FOR '55

THE 30th FOR '60

THE 25th FOR '65

THE 20th FOR '70

THE 15th FOR '75

THE 10th FOR '80

THE 5th FOR '85

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this writing will surely be in the hunt for national

honors at the end of the season. In addition, the new

boat house has been a lot of fun to watch go up.

Thankfully, this will be my last summer at Wesleyan

University working on my master's degree. One class,

and that minor obstacle called a thesis statement, are

the only things standing in the way. I hope to hear

from all of you soon '-Ashton

'79 Michael D. Berrigan

5639 Junes Street

Omaha, NE 68106-1232

Congratulations to Mike Berrigan and his new wife,

Jennifer Wright, married in Kansas City on February

25.

Kevin Kuehlwein is working toward graduation and

finishing his dissertation, "Psychological Markers of

Adulthood. "

Mike LiJIey was out to sea with his platoon in the

"Med" and should be back in the States by now at

Camp LeJune, North Carolina.

In New York, Bob Regan is working as a studio

musician.

'80 Judith S. Skelton

1301 N. Fifth Street

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

After having lived and worked in Washington, D.C.,

Robin Gage has moved to beautiful Edwards,

Colorado (a few miles west of Vail). While in D.C.,

Robin worked for Congressman Nick Rahall (D-WV)

as a legislative assistant. She starts a new job in a new

hotel sometime soon.

The grapevine has it that Anthony DeMarco is a

free-lance standup comic in New York City as well as

acting in his acting company, The Actor's Space. He

ran in and completed the New York Marathon last

November. Good job, Anthony!

Nick Burns recently returned from a cross-country

trip.

Carlyle Smith became engaged to a "fabulous

Italian," who is an assistant film director. A

September wedding is planned with ceremonies in

Washington and Italy. Carlyle is still working in New

York City ·as Business Manager and Production

Associate at the Hunnewell Group, an international

film production company.

Meredith Golde is a substitute teacher in Georgia

and hopes togo back to school for her master's.

After living in New York City, Kerry Mallett is in

Minnesota.

Kate Rentschler is press secretary to Florida's

freshman senator, Republican Connie Mack of Cape

Coral.

Rob Colburn is on his 5th year working at the

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in

New York City. He is part of IEEE's Electronic

Publishing Initiative Team. He writes that he is on

Columbia University's Alumni Secondary Schools

Committee which assists in recruiting and

interviewing students.

Tracy Riddle Chardon and her husband, Steve,

have built a house (themselves) in Franconia, New

Hampshire, and plan to move there soon. Tracy is a

ski instructor on the weekends and a student teacher

for third graders during the week. She is finishing her

elementary education certification at night.

Judi Skelton was married to Bill Spann at SAS on

April 22. Her husband is a lieutenant in the U.S.

Navy. After a honeymoon in Paris, they will be

moving to Monterey, California, where Bill will be

attending the Navy Postgraduate School for two years.

After several career adventures, Chesa Profaci is

working for Washington College in the Development

Office where she hopes to observe and foster the ethic

of "giving back to and from whence you received."

Claire Nevin is managing an OB/GYN office in

Syracuse where she lives with her husband. They hope

to move to the Wilmington area where Claire will

return to graduate school to get her master's in

nursing.

After working for an Olympic team dressage rider

last year. Susie Liefeld is presently working towards

her master's degree in Spanish literature at the

University of Delaware while free-lance riding training

and competing.

Great to hear from Margy Campbell (now

Margaret-ann) who is once again single and living in

Maine. She is a marketing specialist for "Great

Restaurants in Great Towns" and having a fabulous

time.

Mary Alves is living in Tuscaloosa. Alabama. and

would love visitors if anyone is in the neighborhood.

Mary is most proud of her master's in social work.

She works on the admissions unit of Bryce State

Mental Hospital and writes: "Talk about a job that's

full of surprises'"

'81

Elizabeth F. Bleke Donald S. Ratledge, Jr.

57 Ivy Chase, NE PO Box 9819

Atlanta, GA 30342 Newark, DE 19714

Hank Jacoby is back from seven years in Alaska and

is working in Wilmington, Delaware. for a chapter of

the national "I Have A Dream" Foundation. His

chapter. the "Christiana Challenge Project." works

with underprivileged children (5th graders) which will

eventually pay for the child's college education.

Charles Chesnut is living and working in New

York City. He is a pol itical researcher lor NBC News.

He wrote campaign handbooks and analyses for the

primaries, conventions and general election. He now

writes a weekly political newsletter for NBC

correspondents and staff.

After getting a master's degree in music from

American University in Washington, D.C., Cynthia

Taylor is living in Atlanta and working as "Events

Editor" for the news and information department at

Emory University. Public relations seems to agree

with Cynthia. She continues to sing and act and

spends her Christmases in Havana. Cuba, where her

father now lives.

Dana Smith Henning lives in Michigan, two miles

north of Wisconsin, with her husband and two

children. She expects to move to Virginia Beach,

Virginia, in the fall.


St. Andreans Get..Together in Wilmington

Co-host Frank Giammattei '47 with Board of

Trustees President Henry Herndon '48,

ver 100 alumni, parents, faculty

and friends of St. Andrew's

gathered in April at the

Wilmington Country Club in Greenville,

Delaware, for a reception hosted by

alumni Frank Giammattei '47 and Dick

Appleby '47. The occasion gave

everyone an opportunity to catch up with

their friends and on the School. Of

special interest to the guests was Jon and

Joan O'Brien's reaction to Dead Poets

Society; they had just returned from a

California, pre-release showing at the

Disney Studios.

Rob Pyle '63

Members of the Class of 1950 with former Headmaster Bob Moss.

Co-host Dick Appleby '47, Wells Foster '50 and Joan O'Brien.


Meg Wenzell Waldron '81

calling her classmates

during the Phonathon for

the Annual Fund.

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Julie Haack Kral was married two years ago while

working as a computer training specialist. She saw a

great deal of the country on her former job and is now

living in Charlotte, North Carolina. She and husband

John are expecting their first child in August and

continue to house-hunt.

Kathy Thompson has gone from banking, which

she pursued for two years, to law school where she has

just finished her second year. She will graduate in

1990 and plans to practice in North Carolina.

Congratulations to Rich Smith who was married

in Virginia on February 4' After working as a

mechanical engineer for a year in Pennsylvania, Rich

returned to Virginia to join his brothers in business.

They are doing well and their company continues to

grow. He and his wife, Valerie, have moved into a

townhouse in Falls Church.

Ann Kern is living in New Hampshire where,

among other things, she bakes bread, studies massage

and Russian and works with physically disabled

children.

In September, Gillian Davies will be starting a

master's program in environmental studies at the Yale

School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. During

the spring, Gillian took the National Outdoor

Leadership School (NOLS) instructor's course in

Wyoming.

Lee Story is co-founder of Story's Gourmet Foods.

They produce a growing line of foods including

mustard and popcorn (under their own labeJl) He was

married to Julia Manville in September 1988.

Scott Zweifach is happy and living in downtown

Washington, D.C.

After two years of teaching English at Lincoln

School in Providence, Rhode Island, Karin Lindfors

will be heading to Boston this summer. She has been

accepted in the M.A. program in the Children's

Literature Program at Simmons.

Dan Bennett successfully finished his second year

of law school at William and Mary in Williamsburg,

Virginia. He has been named one of the senior editors

for the Administrative Law Review. Dan graduated

from Wake Forest, cum laude in 1985.

According to Mike Quillin '82, "Chuck Marvel is

now living in Houston, Texas, and is managing the

dining room at the Ritz Carlton; and Bret Peters is

now living in Chicago, happily working as an

architect. "

'82

Hally P Mason

Janet M. Washburn

519 S. 42nd Street, #2-R I South Main Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104 Pillsfield, ME 04967

Congratulations to all those in the Class of '82 who

are or are getting married: Hunter Davis, Philip

Burnham, John Schwab, Lisa Velasco, Gretchen

Rada, Van Warrington, Janet Washburn and Janice

Winters.

Hunter is a salesperson for "one of the largest

independently owned stereo distributors in the tri-state

area." He writes: "I am finally happy and wish all my

friends good luck and I love you all."

John Schwab is a radio marketing consultant for

radio station WIZN-FM.

Phil Burnham graduated from Beaver College

where he played varsity soccer for four years. He is

currently in law school where he is very busy and

involved.

Lisa Velasco is an associate buyer for Woodies/John

Wanamaker in the fine and better jewelry area. She

also teaches aerobics three times a week.

Janet Washburn is Director of Admissions at

Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Maine. She has

announced her engagement to Whitney Leigh Lesure

of New Hampton, New Hampshire. who is a history

teacher and head basketball coach at New Hampton

School.

Janice Winters lives in Croydon, Pennsylvania,

with her husband and 3-year old daughter. Christina.

She will be a registered nurse in May. 1990.

Perry Yeatman (lormerly Cindy) writes that she is

most proud that "I haven't gotten married yet'" She

also states. "I've grown up."

Lyndsey Wyman is living in Oakland, California,

where she will receive her M.A. in mathematics from

the University of California-Berkeley. She works

parttime at Mills College and teaches at a

rehabi Iitation center for ex-cons and former drug/

alcohol addicts.

Ted Johnson is keeping busy in his third year at

LSU-School of Veterinary Medicine where he has

one year to go. He plans to return to Maine after

graduation to practice equine and dairy medicine.

Shannon Kuehlwein, "Spunk," is doing well in her

new apartment in Christiana, Delaware. She is

Director of Athletics and teen coordinator at the Girls

Club of Newark. Her puppy, Griffin, keeps her quite

busy.

Paul Eichler is doing well as an employee of

Loyola Federal Bank. He is working on his M.B.A.

which he'll have "wrapped up" in August when he

will also become an active member of the Dover Fire

Department.

Paul writes that Dick Dixon is in Xi'an, China,

teaching English at the Xi'an Foreign Language

Institute. He hopes to get to Australia after his

teaching is done. Peter Orth is "doing well in

Washington, D.C.," where he "runs into Hugh


Marthinsen and Jill Chase a good bit."

Christa Cullen is living in Redwood City,

California, where she runs the test garden for the

gardening editors of Sunset Magazine (The Magazine

of Western Living). The January issue featured some

photos taken by and of her.

Kevin Grandfield is involved with some exciting

and eclectic activities in Chicago. He has been

practicing yoga for a year and a half, which has

changed his whole view of the world, and has received

a 1987 Joseph Jefferson Citation for Best Ensemble for

a show, Stags and Hens. This award is the equivalent

to a Tony Award. He feels great about his decision to

pursue acting "as a career" and has done over three

dozen stage shows.

John Buda has just begun the M.B.A. program at

Villanova and still has no fulltime job as a research

and development engineer. He has been best man at

the weddings of Eric Olson and J. W. Clements.

Great to hear from Edith MacArthur. She writes

that she "left UNICEF for architecture." She begins a

3Y~-year master's program at the University of Virginia

in June after a wonderful trip out West.

Keith Cavanaugh spent last summer in Seoul,

Korea. covering the Olympics for USA Today. Jeff

Lilley, who is now studying for four months in

Leningrad, Russia, was close at his side working for

NBC as a researcher. Keith also had the pleasure of

participating in Eric Olson's wedding.

Mike Quillin is living in Ocean City, Maryland,

"'here he works at Surf and Sand Motel, "A Quillin

family motel." "The most interesting thing that has

happened since graduating was going to the North

Carolina Table Rock Outward Bound School."

Hugh Marthinsen is working in Washington as

Legislative Director for Republican Congressman John

Rowland of Connecticut.

Since January. Chris Profaci has worked as project

manager for Simon Construction in Baltimore.

Mark Dimmick is an accountant for Shell Oil. He

will be married to Kristine on June 17. They plan to

honeymoon in Cancun. Mexico.

J. W. Clements is excited about starting at Cornell

Business School in August. 1989. He has been

awarded a GM Fellowship.

'83

Nalley Beth Garrett Jill K. Phillips

5J 1J SUlllmerli1l Road 840'h 'C' Avenue

Apartmellt 1J CorOllado, CA 92//8

Fort Myers, FL 3J919

Alllle W Percy

67J E. 8th Street

SOlllh Bostoll, MA 02127

she is getting her teaching certificate and plans to

teach in an elementary school in Taos.

John Austin is spending the summer studying in

Oxford, England, after a year of teaching at SAS.

Jenny Kern enjoyed her internship at SAS where

she taught English and coached boys' novice crew.

After a summer in Newport, Rhode Island, she plans

to move to Berkeley, California, and pursue a law

degree.

Chris Martin has returned from his exciting

adventures in India working for the Dalai Lama. He

has just finished his first year at George Washington

School of Medicine.

After working for Duke University on a grant

entitled "The Future of the Health Professions," Katie

Magill has moved to Philadelphia to work as a

program associate for the Pew Trusts.

And as for our fearless leader, Ted Wilgis, he is

working in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the

environmental education department of the Chesapeake

Bay Foundation. He writes: "The job is fantastic, fun,

demanding and educational."

In March, Cynthia Tostevin was assistant

marketing director of George Street Playhouse in New

Brunswick, New Jersey. At that time, she was hoping

to move to either Pittsburgh or Washington, D.C. Best

to Cynthia ... wherever she is'

After a great trip to Europe with Steve Billhardt,

Bentley Burnham is submerged in physics at Duke.

He plans to have his Ph.D. by 1993! Steve is currently

living with Bob Owens in Brighton, Massachusetts,

and teaching at a special education school.

Anne "Boo" Percy is working at Maher, an

advertising firm in Boston, as a public relations

account executive. She hopes to go to graduate school

for communications.

Jay Cogswell is working as an industrial hygienist

in Denver for an environmental firm called

Environmental Perspective Inc.

Ann O'Shaughnessy (a.k.a. "Annie 0") is full of

exciting news. Not only has she recently graduated

from UNH. but last winter she taught ice-climbing at

International Mountain Climbing School. She is

St. AlldreW1S at the weddillg of Nallcy Beth Sales '83 alld

Dan Garrell were former faculty 0011 alld Mary DUlin, Jill

Phillips '83. Catherine Sales '89 and Mall Herndon '83.

From Gaithersburg, Maryland, we learn that Cathy

Maleady Ulander and husband Craig had a daughter,


engaged to Nicholas Yardley, a British climber and

writer. They plan to marry in May of 1990.

Jackie Paradee writes that she is in law school at

Villanova and hopes to be practicing in Delaware in

1990. She is proud of her career choice.

David Groome stopped by at SAS in April on his

way home to Long Island where he is working in a

hotel.

Andy Kelly is living in Boston and teaching

outdoor education to adolescent girls at Thompson

Island Outward Bound Adventure School. She still

loves Woolich.

Another Boston dweller, Beryl Friel is doing

psychiatric research and dancing whenever possible.

Dan Garrison wrote to ask that he not be included

in the class notes. His plans include moving to New

York City to work in advertising. Sorry, Dan!

Tim Wainwright is now living in Syracuse, New

York, and pursuing video production. He sent a

promotional video he made for a hotel in Hilton Head

and a video letter. He regrets missing the 5th Reunion

and not keeping in touch with people from SAS.

Mamie Stetson has finished a year at the

University of Indiana where she has been pursuing her

master's in English Literature. She will spend the

summer in Washington, D.C.

'84

Stephanie E. Jones Elizabeth B. O' Brien

86 University Place. #3 St. Andrew's School

New York. NY 10003 Middletown. DE 19709

Sandy McCauley has kept very busy since SAS

graduation. She traveled around the world with a

program called "Semester at Sea." She spent four

months on a cruise ship with 300 other students from

around the country, studying and visiting different

countries. She also toured Europe with Nada Saliba.

Sandy writes that Nada "is super fantastic. She's 'in

love' and is taking a year off after Mt. Holyoke

graduation-she will attend medical school next fall."

Sandy graduated from Syracuse University's broadcast

journalism department and is working in television as

an "on air" reporter/anchor.

Also from Sandy: "Greg Shivery is well. He is

working for Senator Roth (DE) in Washington, D.C.

After graduating from Princeton last May, Michael

Atalay spent an "intoxicating" month in Turkey. He

plans to start in the Ph.D. track of the Johns Hopkins

Biomedical Engineering Program.

Kathryn Nevin is teaching in Madrid but will be

returning in the fall to attend Indiana University's

graduate school of English.

After graduating from Trinity, Jay Blum moved to

Middletown, Connecticut, where he works at Coopers

& Lybrand "trying, with little success, to get used to

the idea of being an accountant." He is also taking

classes at night to get a Masters at the University of

Hartford.

Thanks for a great letter from Kathy DeMarco!

She is living in Philadelphia after graduating from

Penn in December with a double degree, English and

Marketing! She writes: "I work trading industrial

minerals and agricultural chemicals internationally."

She also ran and finished the New York Marathon last

November with brother Anthony '80.

Kathy writes that Liz Butcher is well and working

in New York City at the Russian Tea Room by day and

studying acting by night. Also, Stephanie Jones is

living "above a Mexican Restaurant in the Village,

replete with neon lights and a hand-painted glass

door."

Eric Gamble just finished his first year of a twoyear

master's program at Yale Divinity School. His

summer plans include working for a magazine in

Boston or D.C. He writes that he has been living with

Dave McNaughton and Eric Twombly.

Besides working on her "competitive tan" on Cape

Cod, Christa von der Luft ("Rock") is job hunting

in Boston and frequenting rallies and marches in

Washington.

Markus Pottgiesser writes that he is still at the

University of Giessen working towards his B.A. In the

spring, he worked in the stock brokerage division of a

bank. He plans to attend his class reunion in June.

Elizabeth "Lou" O'Brien writes from Hartford

that "coaching is great!" Lou coached the Trinity

freshmen women's crew while completing her B.A.

She plans to travel to Spain for a couple of weeks this

summer and will return home to work at a summer

camp.

Will Wrightson graduated from Princeton with an

economics degree. He went on "active duty" in the

Army and graduated from the U.S. Army Field

Artillery School in February with honors. He is now

job hunting.

All of the adventures and travels of Bonnie Hillman

could not possibly be documented. She graduated

from Brown last December and plans to begin at the

Ensemble Studio Theater in New York City. She'll

have many stories to tell at Reunion! Bonnie wrote

that Mary Ashton Roberts is living in New York City

and working as a management consultant.

Michael Whalen has found success in NYC. He

writes music for Elias Associates, a commercial music

house, and has written music for 70 ad~. He hopes to

have his own music company by 1990. Congrats

Michael'

Maylene Hugh ("Huge") is living in Newark.

Delaware, and working towards her master's in

engineering at the University of Delaware.

Gail Wright is immersed in the M.D./Ph.D.

program at Johns Hopkins and, as usual, keeps busy

with a million activities.

'85

Anne M. Gammons Alexandra A. Sargent

55 West Afton Avenue Box 191

Yardley. PA 19067 Penllyn. PA 19422

Barry J Ohlson

Kenneth H. Yu

1700 Wind Haven Way 800 West End Avenue

Vienna. VA 22180 Apartment 8F

New York. NY 10025

Ken Simpler has been accepted at Chicago Law,

University of Pennsylvania Law and Georgetown Law

and is still waiting to hear from others.

Carl Smith writes: "The most interesting thing I've


done is to enroll in graduate school at The School of

Urban and Public Affairs at Carnegie-Mellon

University." He is taking graduate courses toward his

master's degree in public management and policies

while he finishes his undergraduate degree.

Anne Gammons enjoyed her last months of

Harvard after finishing her thesis. After a summer in

Bay Head, New Jersey (to which there is an open

invitation to all class of '85ers), she hopes to go to

education school and teach in high schools. According

to Anne, Dave Sheehan and Paul Erhardt are living

together. Dave is working fulltime and attending the

University of Delaware.

Ann Sawyer has a very impressive squash record at

Princeton. Senior co-captain Ann was undefeated this

past season as was her Princeton team-seven of the

eight dual matches were 9-0 victories. Ann plans to

attend law school next year.

Sandi Kaczmarczyk is "rejoicing at the completion

of her thesis and trying to figure out what to do after

graduation" from Harvard.

Stacey Williams is "doing really well." She is

working in NYC and planning to get married in the

next year or so.

Erica Stetson spent last year in Sweden and

enjoyed her last year at Bowdoin where she competed

on the cross-country ski team.

After graduating from Middlebury in May, Vivian

Rodriguez will be doing an internship in Cleveland in

June or July. In August. Vivi will be a paralegal for a

firm in D.C. She hopes to attend law school in a year.

Congratulations to Desh Hindle. Not only did he

finish his senior thesis/concert at Bates with high

honors (a composition for string quartet and clarinet

trio), but he is getting married on August 12 to Tracey

Kimball, a Bates graduate who majored in psychology.

After graduating from Middlebury College in May

as a theater/costume design major where she works on

many shows, Alex Sargent will stay in Middlebury

this summer making tee shirts to sell. She hopes to

move to Boston in the fall.

Hugo Heriz-Smith spent five months in Syria with

Tony Eagleton. They spent time on an archaeological

dig and traveling throughout the country. Hugo will

begin at the Writtle School of Horticulture in

Chelmsford, England, in the fall of 1990.

Ashley Tompkins is living in Boulder, Colorado,

where she keeps busy with her golden retriever,

Sophie. They bike, hike and camp out in the Colorado

Rockies together. As for the most dramatic change: "I

am now a good student."

Richard Spry spends his time in Golden, Colorado,

"working in underground mining, running my

fraternity (he is president) and skiing."

Eliza Manegold spent a great year in Cordoba,

Spain, and "loved it." She hopes to get a job using

Spanish. She took a film class last spring and made a

five-minute film. Eliza also writes that: "Kathy

Dunton and I lived together last summer in Back Bay

in Boston."

In a letter from David Phillips, the news is that

after withdrawing from the University of Denver last

January, he moved home to Texas. He will attend

school this summer as an environmental science

major. He writes: "... the most dramatic change in

my life since St. Andy's-I stopped partying. I'm

leaving today to see Ashley Tompkins, Polly Dolan

and Buttons Kelly in Colorado. We're getting together

for a little ski vacation to stir up some old St.

Andrew's memories."

After finishing at Queen's College, Cambridge

University, where he was coxswain and an economics

major, Eric Lawson-Smith has moved to NYC where

he works for a merchant banking organization. He is

"heavy into the club scene" and sends his greetings to

all.

While at Rollins College, Paul Keeley developed a

strong love for acting. He has appeared in both

television and film. This summer he plans to take an

eight-week acting course in NYC and "pound the

pavement for work." He has also been modeling a

great deal as well as singing. Paul writes: "Some

highlights include a national commercial and

advertisement for BMW, a national ad for Nikon

Camera. I auditioned and landed a role on the cable

show, The New Leave It to Beaver Show (role of

Kevin). "

Also active in the arts is Gary Clarke who is

playing in his second band, Kid Kramer and the

Pressure Kookers, in Rochester. He recently traveled

to Caracas, Venezuela, barely avoiding the riots.

After leaving home to spend a year in the "real

world," Kurt Von Urff plans to graduate from

Delaware State in two years with a degree in aviation

science.

Eliot Mason applied for the Coast Guard's Officer

Candidate School as he finished up a thesis in

organizational psychology at Cal-Santa Cruz. He

hopes to travel and sail in the South Pacific.

Amy Gibbons-Neff, who traveled to the Soviet

Union last year, will be directing a sailing program in

Annapolis this summer and is heading back to

Denmark to see her old friends. She graduated from

Penn as an international relations major.

Amy writes that Gillian Meltzer '86 is at Penn

with her. "She transferred from Mt. Holyoke last year.

Same old Gil!"

Charles Garrison went backpacking around Europe

for a summer. His most dramatic change is moving to

Virginia to attend Hampden-Sydney College. He has

taken a job with Southwestern Bell Corporation in St.

Louis where he will move in July.

Mike Doupe attended Allegheny College where he

enjoyed bike racing after developing the college's

team. tIe and Amy Lorving will be married June 17

at the Quaker Meeting House in Lancaster,

Pennsylvania. Mike writes that he has had fun getting

into journalism and the art of videos.

Alexei Waters is doing extremely well at Brooklyn

College after transferring from St. John's. His future

plans include a three-year program at Divinity School.

Ian Montgomery writes: "I finished up my time at

the University of St. Andrew's, Scotland, where

among other things I served as stroke for the varsity

crew and was awarded a Half Blue by the University's

Athletic Union." He plans to finish his degree at the

University of Pittsburgh.


'86

Christopher Odden Matthew Traina

St. Andrew's School 80 William Street

Middletown, DE 19709 Worcester, MA 01609

Laurence Stewart M. Lucile Zimmer

2425 Dryden 315 Arlington

Houston, TX 77030 Lynchburg, VA 24503

Matt Traina is still playing golf every day in St.

Andrew's, Scotland. He spent the month of March

touring Eastern Bloc countries.

Matt writes that Robert Jordan "dropped Berkeley

in favor of O.C.C.C. (Orange Coast Community

College). He is captain of the crew and will most

likely row for the American National Team next year."

Robert works as a leasing consultant.

Also from Matt: William Whitmoyer and Philip

Najera are studying in London this spring and are

indulging in the British Pub scene. William is taking

courses in English theater and history on the Kenyon

program. Rachel Viddy spent a year at the University

of Kent at Canterbury. Ann Cutter spent last spring in

the Caribbean studying aquatic life. Ann took a year

off from Boston University and attended Reed College

for the fall term. Thanks, Matt.

Margo Ellis writes that she has transferred to

Cornell from Indiana University. She is majoring in

applied economics and living in her sorority houseshe

is the Panhellenic representative. She also won a

seat on the student government and will hold that

position next year.

Margo visited Nicola Katz and reported that she

took a year off from Georgetown to go to Paris where

she studied international finance, commerce, Japanese

and cinematography at Science Po.

Bill Vincent writes that he and Stefan Granito will

travel by car across the country this summer. Their

main goal is to see at least one, and in most places,

two, baseball games in each of the 26 major league

cities. They will cover roughly 10,000 miles in 25

days with hopes of seeing 40 games. Stefan wrote

about the study he and Bill will be conducting and

adds: "Needless to say, the two of us are looking

forward to it quite a bit."

A recent note from Heather Patzman reads: "I

transferred from Carleton to Mt. Holyoke last fall, and

I love college now."

Peter Fallaw took last year off from Swarthmore to"

teach and travel in South Africa. He is presently

teaching at St. Ansgar where, except for 5 or 6 pupils

in the primary schools, all the students are black and

come from Soweto. We last heard that he plans to visit

the Okavango Swamps and go pony-trekking in the

mountains of Lesotho before he returns to the States in

late August. Hope we hear more from him when he

returns.

Charlie Crystle's "Parrish Blue" band is doing

extremely well with its new release of some of their

original songs called "Tourniquet."

Chip Wheelock writes that he spends his extra time

"cruising in my Delta 185 convertible in Northern

Georgia." According to a class agent, Chip and Scott

Unruh are both doing extremely well academically

and are active members of fraternity life at Emory."

Mini~reunion at Durham

College-age alumni in the Piedmont, North

Carolina area held a mini-reunion in early March

with Director of Development Bonnie McBride at

a local Durham restaurant. Over fajitas and

nachos, the alumni compared notes on their

current college careers and reminisced about

former escapades at St. Andrew's. Attending

were: Aimee Herring '85, Heather Mallory '87,

Ham Sloan '87, Gil Williams '87, and Lucy

Zimmer '86 all from Duke and Dan Schwab '86

from North Carolina State.

Also from class agents: "Mike Dietrich, Alex

Standoff and Andrew Meyer the Connecticut College

contingent, were all in Washington last spring studying

and having a blast!"

"Ellen Earle loves Rutgers and hopes to get into

the journalism world."

"Scott Wallace is in a Coop Program (alternating

work and study every eight weeks) at the University of

Cincinnati. He loves it."

Marie Nash is busy and happy in Chapel Hill

where she gets in as much windsurfing as possible.

She "spent last summer traveling and doing

community service work in Pakistan and then

traveling through Mainland China to Hong Kong

for a month."

Greg Dorn is busy in New York stroking the

lightweight eight at Columbia. He also spends time

sponsoring a Hispanic child in Harlem. He has

expanded his engineering major to include a liberal

arts degree.

Ed Hammond spent his junior year in Bogota,

Colombia. He has traveled in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia

and Brazil. Ed should have lots of great stories.

Bill Brakeley was selected to the All East Coast

Conference Baseball Team as a pitcher for the

University of Delaware. During the season, Bill was

named the Conference's Player-of-the-Week for his

performance against Towson State and has been

averaging 1.5 strikeouts per inning. Bill struck out

15 against Rider College and 13 against Lehigh

University for his season highs.

Suzanne DeMallie has spent the last two summers

working on Martha's Vineyard with Lucy Zimmer

and Anne Montesano. She keeps busy as president of

her sorority at the University of Virginia.

'87

Chase Hill

Kibbey Perry

2635 Habersham Rd., NW 4905 Framons Court

Atlanta, GA 30305 Dunwoody, GA 30338

Heather A. Mallory Jill Willock

Po. Box 263 Route I, Box 653

Millwood, VA 22646-0263

Trevor Ortman

418 Mt. Alto Road, SW

Rome, GA 30161

Rolph's Wharf Road

Chestertown, MD 21620

Karen Pupke is busy at Lehigh where she is very

involved with her sorority and "Greek" activities. She


is majoring in psychology and was recently elected

vice president of the junior class.

Rupert Bell writes that his experience at Exeter

University has been and remains to be very

interesting. He has traveled in the States, Canada and

Portugal. At Exeter, he is involved with the Gilbert

and Sullivan Society.

Don Fletcher writes: "I have entered into a

wonderful 5-month relationship with a charming music

major here at UNC-Chapel Hill. I spend my other time

working on my 1974 Corvette and my 1965 Chevy

pickup truck."

Peter Laird keeps busy at Hamilton College playing

football (offensive tackle and guard). He sends his best

to the "boys at U. of D."

Wells Constantine is happy at the University of

New Hampshire and stays in touch with Rich Snyder

at Duke.

Greg Doyle has been rowing steadily since

graduation. He rowed for Penn A.C. and now rows for

Villanova's varsity lightweight eight. He hopes to row

for Bachelors Barge Club lightweights this summer.

He is "leaning toward a career in teaching and

coaching. "

Robert O'Connor spends a great deal of time

working for a magazine called Business Today which

is circulated to 99 schools around the country.

Paul Rogers is attending New England College

where he is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon

Fraternity. He will spend his next semester in

Arundel. England at New England College's British

~ampus.

After a year at the University of the South, Ariana

Hannum earned enough money to go to Africa in

February. She took courses at CUltington University

College in Liberia and also worked with young

children in a school there. Ari hopes to travel in

Europe in late July and return for another year at the

University of the South.

Mary Dunton, sophomore at Princeton, recently

had her poetry chosen for publication in the college's

literary magazine. She works with the students

volunteer council as a teacher of American sign

language in her free time.

'88

Elizabeth C. Baxter Alexander C. Varga

602 Sussex Court Po. Box 158

Po. Box 1319 Champion. PA 15622

Bethany Beach. DE 19930 Richard B. Vaughan

Schryse R. Crawford 3465 Inwood Drive

2095 Alton Road Houston. TX 77019

East Cleveland. OH 44112 F. Oliver Wilcox

Jennifer Hurtt

Apartment 106. Foxhall

35 Wardell Avenue 4200 Massachusetts Ave.

Rumson. NJ 07760 Washington. DC 200/6

liiusan Stoops is busy at Stanford coxing the women's

crew. Although enjoying California, Susan misses all

her SAS friends-"Phone calls are just not the same."

Susan also writes: "I had wonderful visits from Van

Barker and Catherine Chesney. It was nice to see

familiar faces for a change."

Petra Lewis spends time tutoring elementary and

high school students in English, history and math in

the Columbia University area. She is also in charge of

organizing an urban garden for the Earth Coalition.

As for changes "I got another new haircut and made

a million friends."

Van Barker writes that "surviving the Maine

winter" has been interesting. He played varsity soccer

and lacrosse. He plans to live on Cape Cod this

summer with Matt Crowley, Pete O'Brien and John

Oeschle and sends word that "everyone's welcome to

crash there for a small fee."

Just a few tidbits from John Chamberlin: '" rode

a motorcycle from Wyoming to Virginia" and "I

haven't cut my hair since graduation."

Alexa von Dewitz writes from West Germany that

she has adjusted to being back home. She plans to go

to France this summer to learn French. She hopes to

come to the U.S. in the late spring of 1990.

Whitney Lockhart is happy and busy at Barnard

doing as much theater and literary work as possible.

Last December she "made her debut" at the charity

ball in Philadelphia, escorted by Oliver Wilcox. Art

Butcher and Heather Hillman were guests. Whitney

informs us that "Simon Cherniavsky (at Vassar) still

has not cut his hair."

John OeschIe writes that he and Harrison Braxton

have joined a fraternity at Hampden-Sydney. John

enjoys "playing soccer and being lazy."

Lainie Thomas has had a few ups and downs in

Ohio. She had the misfortune of breaking her right leg

and when she wrote, was on her eighth cast. She

seems to have taken it well and writes: ''I'm really

happy with my post-SAS life, despite my leg."

Excerpts from several postcards from Leif

Christoffersen: "Australia is a super country. I am

working on a station (ranch) in the outback. It is a

completely new way of life for me ... Out in the bush

there are more kangaroos than sheep or cattle

combined. We worked on a station that had 25,000

sheep and 6,000 cattle. It was quite an experience."

Leif and his brother Nils are working their way around

the world. He is expected home this summer and will

attend Hobart in the fall.

Together Jor Ihe Fall Alumni

Homecoming at the Fieldsboro

MOlel are members oj Ihe Class

oj 1988.

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Elizabeth Baker writes that the most interesting

thing to happen to her since graduation is "being

chosen Eaglesmere Water Carnival Queen." She

played varsity volleyball at Skidmore. She says that her

most dramatic change has been that she quit smoking.

Matt Crowley was on the varsity swim team at

Ohio Wesleyan. His most interesting event this year is

working in a vineyard and his dramatic change is that:

"I've lost my beer gut."

Karsten Robbins "spent Mardi Gras with Tom

Akre and Scott Hacking in New Orleans." He keeps

busy with "photography, as usual, training to be a

volunteer fireman, fraternity life and trying to win

Publisher's Clearing House's $10 million."

Dave McCrystal played varsity baseball at

Washington and Lee; he is enjoying college.

Alice Duffee joined a sorority at the University of

Virginia and enjoys doing service projects with her

"sisters. "

Heather Hillman loves Brown where she hopes to

be an environmental studies major. She plans to spend

part of the summer in the Bahamas to study lemon

sharks; the other part will be spent in Philadelphia and

on Martha's Vineyard with Squig Gubb.

Heather is a mine of information. She writes:

"Julie Elliott is playing junior varsity lacrosse and

varsity squash (earned her first varsity letter) for

Wesleyan and is very happy.

"Squig Gubb has settled in happily at the

University of New Hampshire as a mid-year student,

though she misses her friends at the University of

Delaware.

"Anne Margaret Baxley is very happy at

Wellesley; she is a photo editor for the school paper

there.

"Rick Patzman is liking Brown 100% more. now

that he has changed roommates, after a shaky first

term.

"Rob Long is getting straight A's at the University

of Charleston and is the president of his pledge class."

Beth Succop played varsity hockey at Bowdoin.

Alex Varga became an NROTC Midshipman and

spends his time "playing war games out in the woods

with other Marine Option Midshipmen."

"The .spring reunion hotel party in Boston was a big

success. Everyone had a good time and it was great to

see all. People present were: Liz Baxter, Alix Beith,

Kathy Bunting, Art Butcher, Chris Chalmers,

Simon Cherniavsky, Ian Edmundson, Laurie Farr,

Alex Houghton, Jen Hurtt, Dave Johnson, Jen

Jones, Dave McCrystal, Kellie Mitra, Church

Panaccione, Rick Patzman, Susan Richmond, Bill

Sibley, Beau Simmons, Denise Stroud, Beth

Succop, Rob Timmons, Jake Townsend, Jeff

Trabaudo, Alex Varga, Richard Vaughan, Oliver

Wilcox, and some other folks. Also spotted that night

was Erica Stetson '85, outside the hotel lobby.

.. Anne Margaret Baxley is the photo editor of the

Wellesley College newspaper. Liz Baxter, Jen Hurtt,

Rick Patzman, Alex Houghton, and Rob Timmons

had a lovely time at the REM concert in Wooster,

Massachusetts. How's that car, Ace') Liz is now

rowing at Mt. Holyoke despite sinking a boat on the

Charles River earlier this spring. Alex Beith will be

attending summer session at Tufts in June, then she

and Simon Cherniavsky are 'eurrailing' across

Europe for the rest of the summer. Art Butcher has

joined Zeta Psi at the University of Pennsylvania and

is biking across the country this summer. Chris

Chalmers will be starting at Tufts University this fall.

Laurie Farr is planning on taking next year off from

Simmons and working down under in Australia. Alex

Houghton and Rick Patzman are living on the Cape

this summer with friends. Jen Hurtt will be at Henley

with her family to cheer Callen '90 and the St.

Andrew's men's first boat onto victory. Kellie Mitra

will be a freshman advisor in Lowell House at

Harvard next year. Rumor has it that T,C. McCarthy

will be taking the year off and surfing in Australia

(this is, however, unconfirmed by the source). Bill

Sibley is also seeing the country via a bike this

summer. Susan Stoops plans to stay in warm. sunny

California. Jake Townsend is living in Georgetown

and taking classes this year."-The Yolksters

Thanks for the great response!

As for the rest of yOU ... what's

new ... inquiring minds want to

know.

Jenny


For That Special


- ccaslon ...

The gift of a book to the St.

Andrew's library can be the perfect

means to recognize a fellow

classmate, honor a student on his or

her birthday, acknowledge the role of

an SAS faculty member in your own

or your child's life. Books may also

be given in memory of friends and

family.

Listed below are the titles of a

number of books which the St.

Andrew's library staff would like to

acquire, but for which funds are not

available within the current budget.

If you would like to donate one or

more of these volumes to the library,

please fill out the form below and

send it to the School Librarian with

oayment for the book.

A bookplate will be placed in each

book so contributed, indicating both

the name of the donor and the name

of the person in whose honor or

memory the book is given.

AFRO-AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS, 1746-1933:

AN ANTHOLOGY AND CRITICAL GUIDE

Shockley, Ann Allen, G.K. Hall, 1988 . . $40.

THE ANNOTATED HOBBIT

Tolkien, 1. R. R., Houghton Mifflin, 1988 $25.

THE ARTIST IN HIS STUDIO:

THE HEROES OF MODERN ART

Rev. ed., Liberman, Alexander, Random House, 1988 . $60.

CONVERSATIONS WITH EDWARD ALBEE

Kolin, Philip c., Univ. Press of Miss., 1988. . . . . $27.

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER:

ARTISTS AND WRITERS ON BASEBALL

Gordon, Peter H., Chronicle, 1987. $30.

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE:

ART AND LETTERS

Coward, Jack, New York Graphic Society, 1987 $60.

THE GREAT CARUSO

Scott, Michael, Knopf, 1988 . . . . . . . . $25.

A HISTORY OF ISLAMIC SOCIETIES

Lapidus, Ira M., Cambridge Univ. Press, 1988. $27.

1MPRESSIONISM~

ART, LEISURE, AND PARISIAN SOCIETY

Herbert, Robert L., Yale Univ. Press, 1988 $60.

THE LIFE OF LANGSTON HUGHES, VOL. I & II

Rampersad, Arnold, Oxford Univ. Press, 1987-88 $50.

THE ATIO AL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM

2nd ed., Bryan, C. D. B., Abrams, 1988 . $65.

ODYSSEY: THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY

AT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Livingston, Jane, Thomasson-Grant, 1988 . $65.

THE WAR OF THE ROSES

Hallam, Elizabeth, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988 . $30.

WELTY: A LIFE IN LITERATURE

Devlin, Albert 1., Univ. Press of Miss., 1987 . $25.

THE WORLD TREASURY OF SCIENCE FICTION

Hartwell, David G., Little, Brown, 1988 . . . $60.

Please send this form and/or address any inquiries to Louis C. Mandes, 1r., Librarian,

St. Andrew's School,

Middletown, DE 19709. Thank you.

Title and Author of Book(sl

Enclosed find payment of $

_

(Please make checks payable to St. Andrew's School, with a notation for the library)

This book is given ___ In Honor of ___In Memory of

Name

Class (if appropriate)

Your Name _ Class _

Address_--=­

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'DEAD POETS SOCIETY.'

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classic to be treasured for

years and years to come."

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