Class Notes, July/August 2006Bill Beutel, sitting in the audience as a graduating senior that day in June 1953 took to heart President Eisenhower's words, and during the succeeding 50 years, enjoyed a most distinguished and wonderfully productive career in broadcast journalism. He covered 9 presidents, setting the standard of honesty, compassion, and integrity for reporting the world news first-hand. Sadly, I must now write of his loss. Our Classmate of the Year, Bill Beutel, a giant and innovator in the rough and competitive TV news industry, could always be counted upon to be gracious and kind. Behind his rich baritone voice and his smiling and upbeat countenance, was a man of integrity and decency, a gentle, unpretentious and humane individual. We will miss him as we send our condolences to his wife Adair, and to his children Peter Beutel '77, Robin Gamble, Colby Beutel-Burns, and Heather Fortinberry.
From Harlan Fair comes the following report regarding the Dartmouth mini at Vail. The weekend of March 3,4,5 was an All Dartmouth event at Vail, Colorado. Over 150 were in attendance. Steve Waterhouse '65 President of the Vail Dartmouth Club coordinated the effort which has become a new tradition. Next year will mark the fifth year for Vail CarniVAIL. On Saturday, following another perfect ski day, Harlan reports that we had a joint cocktail party and dinner at the Sonnenalp Hotel with a contingent of '54s. Our group of fourteen included: Harlan Fair with son Michael and wife JulieAnn, Ralph Heins, Don McMichael with wife Zeta and daughter and son in law Laura and Greg Burnett, Chuck Reilly and daughter Angel, Bill Gilges, Dick Blum and Dick Conn. Bill Gilges led our group of 22 in 'Men of Dartmouth'.
SAVE THE DATES: SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2006 TO WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2006
Bob Callender announces another Class of 1953 spectacular; a maxi-mini reunion to be held in Hanover on the above dates. There's plenty to do, plenty to see, and the weather is perfect. Beginning with a sign-in at Phil Beekman's home on Sunday afternoon, August 13, at about 4:00 PM with cocktails and a light supper, the following activities are scheduled: tennis under the aegis of Jack Zimmermann and Bob Simpson, golf at Andy Sigler's new course and the Hanover Country Club, a cocktail party at Donna and Chuck Reilly's home; a talk by Professor Donald Pease, a tour of the campus and the new buildings, and a luncheon cruise on Lake Sunapee followed by a matinee, Camelot, at the New London Playhouse and then cocktails and dinner at Cynthia and Dave Donavan's lakeside home. Also available, should you wish to attend, is the opera Il Travatore at the Lebanon Opera House. Full details can be found here.
So, join in the fun in yet another memorable maxi-mini. You can get in touch with Bob Callender at 631-283-7210, or by e-mail at CalsieD53@aol.com.
I am happy to report that Leah Rebecca Weisman has been accepted into the Class of 2010. Leah joins her brother Dan '08 at Dartmouth. They are the children of Julie Sudikoff Weissman '79 , and the grandchildren of Joan and Bernie Sudikoff. Congratulations, all!
Mark H. Smoller '53; 4 Schuyler Drive, Jericho, NY 11753; (516) 938-3616; firstname.lastname@example.org