This is your '44 Bulletin Board!
So says Lew Mix, VP, Mid-Atlantic Region

    As an active Class Member, you are invited to post one or more messages of up to 40 words in any given month to a six addressee list of '44's with e-mail addresses or to just post an "open message" to your classmates. Please include your name (nickname is OK). Your classmates are invited to respond directly to your website's secure e-mail address or to your secure Class Roster address by snail mail, Send your message to: or to the Class of '44 Website; c/o Art Kesten; 1 Crestwood Road; Westport, CT 06880.

From President Emeritus
Frank H.T. Rhodes:

Dear Art:
      Many thanks for your warm and generous letter. How can I possibly refuse to do whatever you want to contribute to your website.
      I'd be delighted to participate. Just tell me what you want me to do.
      One thought I had, and this is very much subject to your review, is to say a few words about winning the battle of a new millennium, but I don't want to make it sound too somber.

For active
'44's only!

     I gave the Olin Lecture on this at Reunion and it sparked lively debate.
      Rosa and I send our fond good wishes to you and Dotty and to our many friends in the Class of '44.


(Ed. Note: President Rhodes has been invited to present the first 7- to 8-minute sound bite for our new website page entitled The Forum. We plan be invite a different Cornell leader to address us each month on a subject of their choice.)

From Bruce Love for the Sigety family:

Dear Art:
      At your request I have provided a photograph of the four Snell sisters, a unique assembly that shows these four Cornell graduates from the same family.
      Left to right, they are: Kath-arine Snell Sigety,'44; Julia Snell Wood, '42; Mary Snell Martin, '47; and Cornelia Snell Bensley, '40.


(Ed, Note: We're going to toss this into the Alumni Office hopper and see if they can find another family that can equal or top this. We're betting they can't.)

"Heard your pitch, but geography says, "No!"

      Wish I could help, but I have a slight problem. During WW2 I was a Marine -I have some pictures, BUT the photos are in my home in Worcester, MA and I am in my summer home on Cape Cod ‘til Sept. 6. The photos and I are more than 100 miles and 2 hours apart. Sorry!

Len Israel

Send to:
'44 webmaster
(see address above)

(Ed. Note: Len's email was in response to our plea for US Army Air Corps or US Marine Corps '44's in their WW2 uniforms. We need just ONE to finish a 12-classmate photo montage for the website.If we get 6 or more we'll mix ‘em in with our Army-Navy "overs" in another Glory Years page.)

Resides in Virginia Beach, VA. Cornell, BS Agr '46; U of Minnesota, PhD '52. Born in Heuvelton, NY on Dec. 22, 1921. At Cornell: Alpha Zeta fraternity 2, 3 , 4 - Chancellor, 4; Phi Kappa Phi, 4; Cornell Round Up Club 2, 3, 4 -President, 4; Cornell Grange, 2, 3, 4 - Master 3; 4-H Extension Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Ho-Nun-De-Kah, 3, 4; Wesley Foundation, 1, 2, 3, 4; Advanced ROTC , 3. Occupation: Exec VP, Beacon Milling Co, 1964-67; VP, R & D; VP, Farm Merchandising of Agway, Inc., 1970-73. Mil Svc: Field Arty, PFC; hernia, placed on limited svc with Honorable Discharge, 1943. Sent home to manage home farm - father disabled. Married Constance A. Avery, Cornell '48 in St. Paul, MN on July 14, 1949. Sons: William (MD) and Lawrence; daughters: Linda Southerland and Lucinda Melone; grandsons: Jeremy, Evan, Jesse, Zachary, David, and Quincy Mix; Timothy Southerland; and Jordan Melone; granddaughters: Haley Mix Walthall; Kristen Southerland Krop; Shelby, Katharine, and Sarah Mix; Abgail Southerland; and Alyssa Melone. Legacies: Lawrence G. Mix, BS Agr, '77.
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