WINTER '66


Issue No. 71

Season's Greetings from the AFS/International Staff

Holiday Greeting from Arthur Howe, Jr

Chaudenay-Le-Chateau... Then Lima, Now It's Cairo

On the Light Side ...A Very Special Ambassador

L'Histoire Se Répéte, Part III History of AFS

A Man and His Art

What Goes On At AFS? A Special Pictorial Section


AFS In The News

Speaking of Returnees

With the AFS Family


Credits: The photograph on page 15 is by the Asahi Weekly magazine in Japan; Marcelo Roman, artist for the illustration on page 10 and Christmas scene on page 3; The Waldorf-Astoria benefit ball photograph courtesy of Mr. Henry Altman, Director of the Australia-New Zealand Society of New York; Page 18 Globe Trotters photo courtesy of The Fresno Bee in Fresno, California; to Miss Sachi Mizuki for the photos of the Cairo Conference on page 9 and the Oxford Conference photographs on page 16.

OUR

WORLD

THE AMERICAN
FIELD SERVICE
QUARTERLY


Edward A. Weeks
Chairman, Board of Directors
Ward L Chamberlin, Jr.
Chairman, Executive Committee
Arthur Howe, Jr.
President
George H. Edgell
Director of Programs
Sachiye Mizuki
Associate Director of Programs
Harry J. Cooper
Assistant to the President
Marshall J. Dodge, Jr.
Director of Development
Melvin S. Hathaway
Treasurer
Robert Applewhite
Secretary


MANUEL M. CUENCA
Editor
LESLIE BROOKS
Editorial Assistant

OUR COVER
Marcelo Roman, of our Travel Department has created a special holiday theme for this issue of Our World. The AFS Slogan, "Walk Together, Talk Together, O Ye Peoples of the Earth, Then and Only Then Shall Ye have Peace," is fitting as it especially conveys the spirit and meaning of the holiday season ... Peace and Goodwill to Men.

OUR WORLD is a publication of The American Field Service, a private, nonprofit, non-sectarian organization devoted to better understanding between people through International Scholarship Programs. Carefully selected U.S. and overseas students, 16 to 18 years of age, are given a deeply personal and educational involvement in the community life of another by placement in selected homes and schools for a school year or a summer.

OUR WORLD is published four times a year and distributed by the American Field Service, 313 East 43rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10017. Telephone: MU9-1780. Yearly subscription, $300. Single copies 80 cents each. Advertising rates on request. The editor is not responsible for unsolicited material. Opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors.

 A HOLIDAY GREETING

With Christmas approaching analysis yields to reason. The heart fills with a warm flood of childhood dreams, recollections of family and friends, and a renewed hope for a better world. This is not escapism, but the very basis of a faith often concealed by pressures of daily responsibility and the agonies of a complex, troubled world.

And now, each of us has a chance to renew the vision. You, our friends throughout the world, pass before the mind's eye as we on the staff at AFS join in sending you our fondest greetings. We are thankful for the privilege of knowing you and working with you in a common cause.

This is a season dedicated to love of man and love of God. May each of you in your own way find its Peace and Joy.

 

TEACHER FROM ABROAD, NEW PROGRAM OFF TO A GOOD START

Mr. G. Tolderlund-Hansen, a well-known Danish educator and Headmaster at Roskilde Katedralskole, one of Denmark's oldest schools, arrived in New York November 1st for a three-week visit to AFS chapters in Cleveland, Detroit, Stamford, Tampa, and Washington, D.C. Mr. Hansen is the first overseas educator on the experimental Teachers Abroad program of AFS. He observed different aspects of the AFS international scholarship programs including volunteer chapter operations, participation of host families in AFS programs, the liaison and coordination of AFS chapters with U.S. schools. Chapter officers and Danish students in cities visited were on hand to welcome him.

The invitational Teachers Abroad program was inaugurated this year with 11 teachers from eight U.S. Public High Schools spending the summer with families in New Zealand, Costa Rica, Chile, and Malayasia. The purpose of the program is to broaden the professional and personal horizons of the teachers participating in the program, and to give them an opportunity to gain a direct knowledge of the countries they are visiting, all with a view to transmitting this experience to their own environment. Participants in the summer program were Miss Gene Criley of Shawnee Mission East High. School in Kansas; Miss Marue N. English, Staples High School in Westport Connecticut; Miss M. Catherine Kirk of the Memorial Senior H.S. in Houston, Texas; Miss. V. Lillian Politella, Shaker Heights, Ohio High School; Mr. John A. Stanavage, Principal of Shaker Heights High School; Miss Helen B. Smiler, also at the Staples High School in Westport; Mrs. Pauline H. Syphrott, Liberty, Texas High School; Miss Susan M. Thom, Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York; and Mr. Antony L. Vadala, Cherry Creek High in Englewood, Colorado.

 

LEYTE'S ADOPTED DAUGHTER

The Municipality of Macrohon in the province of Leyte, Philippines, recently passed a resolution declaring Miss Jan Carole Seabold (AA, SP '66), its adopted daughter in a "simple gesture of appreciation of a grateful people." Tribute was paid the American Field Service for its attempts to foster goodwill and understanding, and to Jan for "demonstrating oneness with the town people."

 

AFS ON THE AIR

NBC covered the last Seven Seas arrival in New York on September 12th. Returning Americans Abroad students from Europe were interviewed and telecast that same evening all over the U.S.A. One cycle dealing with arriving European Winter Program students was shown the following week to television audiences in six states. To complete their coverage, NBC's network radio program, "Emphasis," aired on September 21st a program dealing with guidelines given overseas students on the AFS program.


The Dorothy Gordon Youth Forum on WNBC-TV had Winter Program students Françoise de Nantes of France and Neil Kerr of Scotland on the November 27th discussion of "The United Nations as a Force for Peace". A rerun of the program was on the network colorcast on December 4th.


CBS network's Miss Teenage America Pageant Finals on November 5th had Susana Socolovsky, AFS student from Argentina, as special guest representing teenagers around the world. She sang a special number, "I Learn from You, You Learn from Me."


The Betty Furness Show devoted its entire 5-minute program on CBS radio November 7th to a nationwide interview of Mr. Arthur Howe, Jr.

 

UNESCO IN NEW ORLEANS

Harry J. Cooper, Assistant to the President, represented AFS at the 20th Anniversary Conference of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) in New Orleans in September. The purpose of the conference was to consider the most crucial problems besetting mankind and ways in which education, science and culture can deal with them.

 

VISITING OVERSEAS REPRESENTATIVES

Several overseas representatives recently paid visits to AFS/International. Dr. P. G. Bhagwat of India and Mrs. Katia Parapantakis of Greece were here in September. Juan Mendoza of Spain and newly-married Helga Eigner (nec Ziegeleder) from Austria came in October. At separate meetings they spoke to the staff on various operations and organizational activities in their respective countries. Travel to different U.S. chapters was arranged, thus providing opportunities for reciprocal information on chapter and overseas activities.

 

AFS AND NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation solicited the assistance of AFS in screening twenty-nine candidates for ten National Science Foundation special awards. The awards are for promising young scientists in U.S. high schools, and will provide a two-week trip to Australia next month. Members of local chapter screening committees participated in the final selection of NMS awardees.

 

AN ACTIVE SEASON OF CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS

Much excitement has been generated by the arrival of 3,107 1966-1967 Winter Program students from 58 countries. A flurry of meetings and conferences dominated much of the chapter and area scene.

 

IOWA FIRST FALL CONFERENCE

A scenic locale, good conversation, and interesting discussions---Boone, Iowa had all these to offer when 550 people showed up for the annual statewide conference of chapter members, host families, Winter Program students, American student representatives, and Americans Abroad returnees as well as New York staff members. Traditionally held in the Spring, this October weekend meeting took place at a huge 4-H Camp north of Des Moines. Credit for all meeting arrangements go to Mrs. Merritt Ludwig, Iowa state representative, and the district representatives: Mrs. James Goodwin from Manchester, Mrs. R. M. Perkins of Davenport, Mr. Grant Hunter of Council Bluffs, and especially Mrs. Claude Chapman from Des Moines, who was responsible for the many details attendant to a successful weekend. AFS divisional director Isabella Sommerhoff and Harry J. Cooper attended the conference.

 

AND IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Area representatives from seven states: Maryland, Georgia, Alabama, Delaware, Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina heard AFS President Arthur Howe, Jr. discuss the future of AFS and the role of area representatives in the organization's international scholarship program at a September 20th meeting in Washington D.C. Mrs. Grace Goodall of the Washington office organized the day-long conference, which was also attended by Ellen Reicher, Martha Schwartz, and Irene Spero of the New York headquarters.

 

MEETING IN OKLAHOMA

300 chapter and area members, students, host families, school representatives at the October 7th weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma were addressed by Arthur Howe, Jr. Highlights of the conference included meetings with school officials from the state and group discussions on matters and problems faced by AFS members in Oklahoma and Southern Missouri. Juan Mendoza, OR, spoke to the conference group on the AFS organization in Spain. Mrs. Robert Raynolds, Oklahoma state chairman, was the weekend host.

 

IN ALABAMA

Mr. Glen Jackson, Alabama state chairman, hosted 200 AFS members on December 10th in Birmingham. The general meeting included AFS representatives from Georgia, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Southern Tennessee.

 

NEW ROCHESTER AREA COUNSELLORS

The Columbia School for Girls in Rochester was the scene of the September 30th weekend area meeting of 100 chapter representatives, host families and students. Elizabeth "Blue" Faxon and Susan Jackson of the New York staff conducted seminars and student interviews. At the meeting two new area counsellors were introduced, Mrs. Duane Roland and Mrs. Charles E. Khiele, both of Rochester, who will be working in conjunction with the present area representative for counselling, Mrs. Willis Jensen.

 

CASE STUDY DISCUSSION IN CHAUTAUQUA

The New York-Pennsylvania area conference in Chautauqua, New York on October 8th focused on the use of case studies in the process of family selection and student counselling. Three case studies of family situations were discussed by Val Sandberg, AFS divisional director, who moderated at the conference, "Blue" Faxon and Fay Wilmerding. The 45 area representatives present heard Austrian representative Helga Eigner speak on the AFS program in her country. Mrs. Florence Morton, district representative residing in Chautauqua, handled arrangements for the two day conference.

 

MEETING STUDENTS AND FAMILIES IN PENNSYLVANIA, MAINE

Fay Wilmerding and Betsy Krumrine, both of the AFS/International staff, attended the first meeting in five years of the Central Western Pennsylvania area. Hosted by the Grove City Chapter, of which business executive, Norman Beach, is the president, 145 chapter volunteers, host families, and area students participated in a workshop on chapter operations. And in Camden, Maine, 250 people from 15 different Maine chapters crowded the Camden Rockport High School on October 16th to participate in a general workshop and to hear Helga Eigner speak about what AFS is doing in Austria. Mrs. Paul McFarland, Camden Rockport chapter president, organized the meeting.

 

IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA

AFS International staffers Carole Corcoran and Phyllis Stein have just returned from a week's travel in Connecticut where they met with 44 chapter representatives and 50 AFS students. In other parts of the New York metropolitan area, staff members headed by divisional director Judy Inglis attended day long meetings in southern New Jersey, Westfield, New Jersey, Bergen County, and Rumson, New Jersey with 97 AFS chapters. There are 108 students on the program in this part of New Jersey.

 

AREA REPRESENTATIVES NAMED

Mrs. Alexander Weiland and Mrs. Charles Lord were recently named North Philadelphia area representatives following a recent Ambler, Pennsylvania district meeting. Mrs. William H. Payne, formerly Portland, Maine chapter president, is the new area representative for southwest Maine; Mrs. Stephen Lax of Haddonfield, New Jersey, who is active in that chapter and in the League of Women Voters, is district representative for southern New Jersey; Mrs. Joseph McAllaster, a former host mother, new representative for the northern New York district. Another host mother and recent chapter president, Mrs. James Dodge of Ligonier, Pennsylvania, has been named representative for the Pittsburgh-Greenburg area.

Several other recently appointed representatives for the different AFS districts and areas: In California, Mrs. Noel Delaney for Los Altos, Mrs. Byron Ertsgaard for Riverside, Mrs. Albert Hederman for Oakland, and Mrs. Sterling Jones for Red Bluff. Tucson, Arizona has a new representative in Mrs. Harry Robertson. Just as active is the Delaware area, with Mr. and Mrs. William Sharkey, whose son was an AFSer to Brazil, representing Wilmington; Mrs. F. V. Andrews, a past chapter president, taking over the Southern Delaware area. Former host parent, Mrs. Kenneth McGinnis, represents the Lincoln, Nebraska area; Mrs. Burton Adkinson is representative for part of the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Goodell for Central Oklahoma; and Mrs. A. H. Weber, mother of an Americans Abroad student, is helping with the overall Americans Abroad program in Oklahoma. For the north central and northern areas in Oklahoma, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Nicolaysen and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Culbertson represent respectively. Out in Texas, a former host father, Mr. Richard Farmer, is the new representative for the Midlandwest Texas area; and Mr. and Mrs. John Sanderson for Amarillo.

 

VISIT TO EARLY AMERICANA

Four busloads of 114 AFS students from 38 countries, 11 Americans Abroad returnees, and northeastern Ohio area officers and representatives motored to Dearborn, Michigan on November 4th for a weekend in Greenfield Village. The weekend trip was highlighted by a tour of the Ford Museum and Creenfield, (which is a replica of an early American village), special talks and discussions. Special guest was Mr. G. Tolderlund-Hansen, a visiting educator from Denmark. Mrs. Alva Tilton is area chairman. Both Mrs. Tilton and Mrs. Tom Rose who was chairman for this project are from Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

Mr. G. Tolderlund-Hansen, the first overseas teacher on the new AFS Teachers Abroad Program, spent three weeks visiting AFS chapters in Cleveland, Detroit, Tampa, Stamford and Washington.

 

METROPOLITAN NY VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

A valuable member of the AFS International family organization is Mrs. Florence Leon of Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. Mrs. Leon is the newly named coordinator of the metropolitan New York volunteer group made up of chapter members, American Abroad returnees, and members of the different AFS student clubs in the New York City, northern New Jersey, and southern Connecticut areas. The variety of work performed by volunteers ranges from the preparation for mailing of different monthly AFS letters to assisting the different AFS departments and divisions. Mrs. Leon's plans include going out into certain suburban chapters to recruit volunteer help for AFS projects, and organizing similar volunteer groups in other AFS chapters. Mrs. Leon, who is a former Chapter President, has been active in AFS volunteer work for two years, and this year was ship mother on a sailing of the Seven Seas. She is concurrently an Area Representative for New Jersey's Bergen County.

 

 

DECATUR HERALD September 26th, '66
Monday Notebook

Band Goes Abroad for a Song

By Coleman T. Moklay
Of the Herald

With thousands of students plying the waters of the Atlantic each summer in search of their cultural heritage, few could have been as lucky as five area men who literally sang for their boot passage and saw Europe for a song.

The lender of the five-man combo which exchanged its jazz and dance music for passage on the Holland American Line ship, the Seven Seas, was Decatur's Al Ferguson.

Ferguson, also the leader of a local student group called the New Quintones, was joined on the trip by Joseph Banks of Taylorville, bass guitar; Rick Towson of Blue Mound, trombone; Al Coutant of Charleston, alto saxophone; and Jeff Paul of Chicago Heights, drums.

Banks, Towson and Paul are Eastern Illinois University students or graduates.

They were chosen, and sailed July 26 with 950 American Field Service (AFS) students returning to their homes in Europe after a year's study in the United Stales.

"We were climbing the wall after the first week on board ship," Ferguson said of the 11-day voyage with the restive tsemsgers.

The European students liked American jazz, Ferguson said, and were quite sophisticated in their understanding of the music.

On the return hip, the Seven Seas brought home a load of Americas AFTS students.

Ferguson said that the combo enjoyed the return trip more than the going partly because they hod more time to relax.

"The American students are socially more cooperative than the Europeans, less cliquish and more hip to each other." Fergrison said.

European students were interested in talking about a number of world problems when they discovered they have an American in band, Ferguson said.

He said he found little outright hostility toward the United States on any of the issues.

Train is Transportation.

Ferguson traveled by Eurail Pass, sleeping either on the train or in city parks.

"I spent only $100 while in Europe for bread, cheese and wire," he said, "and it cost $100 for the train pass."

The combo met et the Blue Note in Paris, a famous jazz night spot, and had a chance to talk with jazz drummer Kenney Clarke and jazz guitarist Jimmy Gourley.

"We didn't play for them." he said.

The American students held mock political conventions on board ship. The Republicans nominated Romney and Reagan and the Democrats Kennedy and Symington.

Only two-thirds of the ship voted---820 for the Republicans and 150 for the Democrats.

 

TOPEKA DAILY CAPITAL October 10th, '66

In Topeka to promote the American Field Service student exchange Study program, Arthur Howe Jr., New York City, national president at the organization, talked with AFS students in Topeka. He had talked earlier Sunday during s program at Topeka High School. With Howe are AFS students Sylvia Solomonidou (left), from Cyprus, studying st Topeka West High School; Sonja Keel (second from left) from Portugal. Topeka West; and Kesi Masada (right), from Japan, studying et Highland Park Park School,

Their Homework Is Understanding

"Students we have sent abroad andthose who in turn have come to study in the United Stales have accomplished more for good relations between our country and others than have members of the Peace Corps."

Arthur Howe, Jr., the globe-trotting national president of the American Field Service, voiced that opinion Sunday afternoon at Topeka High School.

Speaking at an open house held in his honor in the school's cafeteria, Howe told an audience of about 225 persons, "Our students have returned to their homes time and time again with more understanding of the common humanity of people everywhere."

A Sense of Relevance

We have produced an outstanding number of linguists and have provided (the students) with a sense of relevance for their higher studies that follow," Howe said. "They have not only excelled in the three R's but have added a fourth---relevancy.'

Howe said the common student failing and reason for failure in academics has been a lack of purpose, "but we have noted our students aquire new commitments and are given a new sense of purpose."

After his talk, Howe explained what he believes are the tangible results of his organization's sending more than 38,000 students to study in foreign countries

Alert Activists

"When I see these students, I see the most interesting, alert activists who offer the brightest, mot involved contributions to their cultures," Howe said. "Those who have come here have become probably the best friends the United Slates has ever had.

"They are not blind supporters of the United States, but understanding critics," Howe continued. "They gain pretty professional insight into what makes us tick."

Youngsters picked for the program are usually the brightest in their classes, Howe said.

 

CORVALLIS GAZETTE TIMES
Sept. 20th, '66

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Filipinos Thank Corvallis For Book Donation

By VIRGINIA RANIN

Remember last year when

Corvallis high student body was scouring the area for books of educational material, which they wanted to send to Bauan high school in the Philippines?

Well, there is a conclusion to the project, which was initiated by Bob Winger, son of Mr. and Mrs Carlyn R. Wmger, 2740 Hayes, Corvallis. Young Winger spent some time in the Philippines under the American Field Service student exchnage program and became aware of the need for educational books for the high school students at Bauan.

It was s prolonged project of collecting, starting in November and by Christmas time there were 28,000 pounds of books stacked in the family room of the Winger home The next few months were spent by Corvallis high students sorting, separating, counting andpacking the collection.

Out of 14 tons of material, 5 000 books considered suitable for the Filipinos were prepared for shipment. A truck provided by the Books for Asian Students organizationtook the 164 cartons to Portland, where they were transferred to the ship, General Lim.

In the cartons were 1000 English books, 200 encyclopedias, dictionaries and reference works , 420 histories, 800 sciences, 420 National Geographic and Reader's Digest magazines, 840 mathematics, 200 elemen...

 

SIOUX CITY JOURNAL
October 4th, '66

AFS Official Confers Here on Program for Students

Miss Isabella Sommerhoff, New York City, a divisional director for the American Field Service (AFS) conferred with members of the Sioux City AFS Chapter Monday night after attending a state-wide conference Saturday and Sunday at Boone, Iowa.

In In Sioux City as well as Boone, she talked with representatives about the AFS program, observed procedures, made recommendations and explained ways to stimulate interest for AFS in the participating communities.

In the future, she said the AFS is hoping to include many of the lasser known countries in the program. There also will be emphasis placed on improved overseas selections working for better family understanding, and stepped-up fund raising campaigns.

The organization first began in Sioux City in 1955. Since then, 15 foreign high school students have lived here for one school year. They have come from Germany, Finland, Sweden. Greece, Costa Rica, Argentina, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Thailand, Uganda. and England

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BETTER HOMES & GARDENS
October '66

There are many other opportunities to welcome foreigners for more than an evening's visit. The American Host Program arranges for foreign teachers to stay for a week at a time in American homes (write American Host Program, Hotel Empire , Broadway at 63rd Street, New York, N. Y. 10023 for move information). You may even be able to have s foreign high school student live with your family for the school year through the American Field Service (check with your school administration).

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS, OCTOBER 1966

 

THE DENVER POST   ZONE 2    Wed, Sept.14., 1966

New Zealand Enlightening To Cherry Creek Teacher

Tony Vadala, Cheery Creek High School social studies teacher, is back from a nine-week teaching experiment in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Vadala was 1 of 11 American educators selected to initiate American Field Service's Teachers Abroad program. The program is designed to foster closer relationships and communications, as well as to promote the exchange of ideas and philosophies of education between the United States and other countries.

Besides New Zealand, teachers were sent to Malaysia. Costa Rica and Chile. Vadala taught is s boy's preparatory school in Christchurch.

"The basic difference between the American and New Zealand education System is their philosophies," Vadala said. "The aim of American high school education is teaching students e variety of sub'jects believed to enable them to be well-rounded citizens and contributing members of society.

"New Zealand education strives to produce "specialized" types. The New Zealand student, when he is 13, selects a vocation. Thenceforth his academic studies must directly relate to his vocation."

"I've never met students as polite. yet distant, as the New Zealand students. After I coached them in gridiron football, they loosened up," Vadala said.

"Socialistically New Zealand, with its 2.5 million population, has a higher standard of living than America. There are no slums in New Zealand," Vadala concluded.

Vadala It a Rice University graduate and is working on his...

 

MONTEREY HERALD
October 8th, '66

Water Colors at Pacific Grove High School

A water color show and sale Aug. 28 will benefit the International Scholarship Fund of the Pacific Grove Chapter of the American Field Service.

The show will be held in the Pacific Grove High School multipurpose room from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

A feature of the show will be the introduction of Pacific Grove's international scholar, Yeneaskal Yehulashet of Ethiopia.

 

TULSA DAILY WORLD, SATURDAY. OCTOBER 8, 1966

                   ---World Staff Photo
World friendship involves Howe, Mrs. Raynolds.

This Father Kept Busy
With 4,400 Young People

By BETH MACKLIN
Of the World Staff

If the four children of Arthur Howe Jr. feel neglected----and often he thinks they are---it's because he's so buy watching over 4,400 others, the young people involved in the American Field Servis, international scholarship program.

The AFS president is in Tulsa this weekend, with three aides, to conduct e four-state conference for adults involved in the far-flung AFS program.

He will address an opening session following 9 a.m. registration Saturday at Oral Roberts Univerrsity. Then Howe, Mrs. Robert Roy. I Raynolds, loll E. 20th St., do" rep resentative, and New York sold members Andre, Rogers sod "'It Olsoatsd will conduct s series ni workshops far council members Omet 1(0.500, Oklahoma, Arkansas am Missouri.

At the same time, Juan Mendoza of Madrid. Spain, overseas representative for AFS, who also [...]

former AFS'ers and their families," Howe reported.

"One visiting teacher told me he felt more of an 'insider' in two months than Fulbright teachers who stay a year or more."

On the basis of the pilot experiment, Howe is anxious to broaden the scope of teacher-exchange programs. "It broadens their authenticity," he said, "and improves their ability to talk intelligently about the world. It also changes the attitude of teachers in other parts of the world, particularly Europe, who in general have had a rather disdainful view of secondary education in the United States."

 

WOMEN'S DAY WITH WOMEN (Australian) Aug. 29th, '66

EDUCATION THAT'S BASED ON FRIENDSHIP

By leading educationalist
DONALD McLEAN

Each year many young Australians are learning how the other half lives by travelling to the U.S.A. on American Field Service study scholarships

ROBERT HEFFNER, from North Carolina, who is at present attending Newington College, Sydney, was telling his story in that slow, southern drawl, which seems to be made for humour: "Before we left the States they kept tellin' us how we'd have to adjust. 'It takes a while to fit into an Australian family,' they kept sayin'. I found they were right, too. It took me the best part of two days. I knew I was in, though, when they let me carry out the garbage cans."

Andrea Gilchrist, from Ohio, joined in the laugh. "Yes, my American home is on a farm outside Cincinnati and I've always been used to bullying my younger brothers and sisters, but it didn't take long when I joined my Australian family to learn that you just don't bully a big brother. I've found that to adjust you just have to stick around and learn the family jokes--- then you're in. It's a rewarding experience to look around and say, "Well! This is my Australian family. It makes you feel good."

Robert and Andrea are two of the 17 students from the United States who are spending a year in Australia under the American Field Service International Scholarship program.

The American Field Service was founded in 1915 as a volunteer ambulance service with the French armies and carried thousands of wounded in World War I. After serving again in World War II with the Allied Armies and, of course, with men of many countries, religions and beliefs, the promoters decided that there should be a peace-time program to foster international friendships of a kind similar to those which grow when men learn to respect each other in wartime.

In 1947 the American Field Service, a private organisation with no religious or political affiliations, began a new program at the teenage level.

Students between 16 and 18 years of age go from every part of the world to spend a year studying at a secondary school in the United States. At the same time American teenagers go to live with families in other countries and study with young people of their own age.

In 1965, A.F.S. placed more that 2,500 students from 56 coutnries in homes and schools throughout America and sent over 1,000 American students to 41 foreign countries. Since 1947 a total of 23,000 students have participated in the scheme.

As we talked, Pamela King, an Australian girl who had spent a year in California, told how she had been received.

"It was only two weeks before I left that I knew with whom I was to live in the United States so I had no way of recognizing them," she said. "This made me a little nervous as I stood waiting among the crowd in the bus depot at Pasadena. Here I was in a strange land and I couldn't see how anyone was going to pick me out of that crowd. Suddenly I saw a man carrying a banner coming toward me. In big letters the banner said: 'A warm welcome to Pam King from your dinkum cobbers Helen, Lloyd, Claudia and Jeff.' From that moment I felt at home with my Americans and a lasting family tie was established.

 

CHAUDENAY -LE-CHATEAU ...THEN LIMA
NOW IT'S CAIRO

An American Field Service regional conference was held in Cairo from November 7 to 11. There were twenty delegates representing program operations in Afghanistan, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Malagasy Republic, Syria, Turkey and the U.A.R.

The Manial Palace Hotel was the setting for the four-day conference. The opening conference address was given by AFS president Arthur Howe, Jr. Among the delegates were returnees from the participating Near East and African countries, U.S. Embassy Cultural Affairs Officers who cooperate in the AFS programs in these countries, Dr. Can Epirden of Turkey and president of the Turk-Amerikan Field Servis Dernegi, the student counselor of the American Friends of the Middle East in Damascus, and staff members from AFS/International.

Cairo was a provocatively interesting conference. General discussion centered on two basic topics --- the Winter Program and strengthening Americans Abroad programs in those countries represented. Particularly interesting were the intensive discussions on winter student program selection requirements and procedures; new, potentially effective techniques for the selection process; widening selection to include the greatest geographical and socio-economic distribution; publicizing scholarship opportunities in the delegates' countries; relationship between the overseas offices and government organizations such as the U.S. Embassy and the Ministries of Education; the selection procedures used at AFS/International; and Winter Program orientation and reorientation. Talks about the Americans Abroad program were concentrated on building up the program in the regions represented at the conference, finding host families, clarifying the qualities looked for in host families, publicizing the programs, and host country responsibilities toward the student, the host family, the school and community. The conference ended with a look into new trends at AFS, development plans, expansion in new countries, and increasing membership in countries already included in the programs.

Basically the same subjects that were discussed at Chaudenay-le-Chateau in France in October 1965, and at Lima in May this year, were brought up again in Cairo. The Chaudenay-le-Chateau meeting brought together AFS representatives and cooperating agencies in seventeen European countries. Fourteen Latin American countries met in Lima. There were eight countries at the conference at Cairo.

 The delegates to the AFS Cairo conference are shown below. Left to right, front row: Mr. George H. Edgell, Director of AFS Programs; Miss Sachi Mizuki, Associate Director of Programs; Mr. Chance Randniamasimanana, (Malagasy Republic, '63); Mr. Ahmad Wall Naibi, (Afghanistan '65); Mr. Gjzaw Hailemariam (Ethiopia '62); Miss Saziye Gazioglou (Cyprus '66); Mr. Arthur Howe, Jr., AFS President; Mr. Jack Goodwin, Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy in Cyprus. Second row: Miss Elga Klette, AFS Travel Department Manager; Dr. Can Epirden, President, Turk-Amerikan Field Servis Dernegi; Miss Nadia Helou, Student Counselor in Damascus for American Friends of the Middle East; Mr. Philip W. Pillsbury, Jr., Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy in the Malagasy Republic. Third row: Miss Dorothy Mavrides, (Cyprus '65); Mr. Robert Zeinoun (Lebanon '60); Mr. John Borel, Executive Director, U.S. Educational Commission in Afghanistan. Top row: Miss Perihan S. Tewfik (U.A.R. '64); Miss Shadia El-Halawa-ni (VAR. '64); Mr. Stanley Smith, AFS Near East Program Coordinator; Mrs. Paul Eisele, AFS Placement and Selection Supervisor; Mr. Ibrahim El-Kerdany (U.A.R. '65).

In the picture above are Mrs. Eisele, Miss Mavrides, Miss Gazioglou and Mr. Edgell at one of the conference sessions at the Manial Palace Hotel. In a more relaxed moment in the hotel gardens are Mr. Borel, Dr. Epirden and Mr. Howe, (middle photograph).

 

All these conferences are important to AFS. There is a continuing need for strengthening communications within the Field Service. Because of the diversity and distance and the variety of local structures in the 59 countries now involved in the scholarship programs, there is a need for definition and coordination of broad areas of AFS activities and goals, as well as a need for setting up some reasonable degree of uniformity in the application of policies and procedures. Equally, it is important to define these areas of AFS activity which must be administered in the light of local cultural, political, educational and economic factors. Mr. Howe, in stressing this at the Cairo conference, noted that "it is valuable to realize that you are not alone and that problems are not always unique to your country."

An important subject discussed at the Cairo conference was the role of AFS in meeting the need of many countries for technically trained personnel. Mr. Howe summarized his feelings on the matter when he said, "the AFS is basically a cultural, not a technical, program." Though he recognized the need for technical training, Mr. Howe emphasized that AFS could serve an equally great need in creating "enlightened leadership."

The net result of these conferences cannot immediately be measured. But the value to the participants is evident. The conferences have provided an increased understanding of, and a clearer familiarity with AFS policies. They provide a framework for sharing experiences, and through the interaction of interested people and countries, a fresher outlook is stimulated. A more creative AFS is a more effective one. In the light of what has been gained at Cairo and Lima and Chaudenay-le-Chateau we are a step closer to realizing the much-needed "enlightened leadership."

A Far Eastern conference will also bring together AFS returnees and representatives in this area. With it, the cycle begun in France will be completed.. . and started again, in the hope that each of the four regions of the world can have conferences every two years.

 

on the light side...

Are you sure AFS will consider it part of
your baggage allowance when you return?

A VERY SPECIAL AMBASSADOR

We arrived at the house at one o'clock a.m. and had a little bit of trouble finding it among the bushes and the palm trees in the garden. A scream led us through the dark. Armetrude opened the door, resplendent in her pajamas, and told us not to be afraid. They were giving her little brother his yearly bath and he was afraid that he would shrink. We immediately took note of the very high hygenic standards of the family. She told us that her name was Armetrude, but she preferred to be called "The Red Ruby" since she takes such an interest in Norwegian literature.

The living room was lit only by candles---Armetrude's father had shot out all the lamps in his daily target practice. We said 'hello' to her grandmother, who was standing on her head in a dark corner, holding an apple between her feet. In quick response to our questioning looks, Armetrude (The Red Ruby) took a bow and arrow down from the mantlepiece and said, "I am trying out for the Wilhelm Tell meet next week." While pulling the arrow out of her grandmother's left foot, she exclaimed, with an impressive display of perceptivity and power of analysis for a girl of her age, "you see what a tragedy this would have been if Granny had been standing on her feet."

At this point we happened to think about the questionnaire. How should we find the answers? In order to determine their cultural standard, we decided to look at their bookshelves. There we found 50 whiskey bottles. But under the sofa we came upon a collection of Donald Duck comic books, and we were assured that the cultural standard was indeed high.

The last questions on Armetrude's popularity were harder to answer, since we did not meet Armetrude's friends or teachers while we were with her. We hired a private detective called J.B. who cross-examined all the students at Armetrude's school and heard not a word against her. He reported that their enthusiasm was so overwhelming that they could not speak. Her teachers were more articulate, however. They asked us to send her to the United States on the next plane. What a recommendation!

Armetrude has various hobbies, such as music. She loves to play the harp and roulette. She practices at least one of them five hours every day. Armetrude loves to paint, preferably barns, and shoes, and her grandmother, all in the most interesting colors.

She has been horsebackriding since she was one. She loves her horse and can't be without it for a minute. As a matter of fact she has already sent it airmail to the AFS office in New York. (Please feed it well!)

We believe that Armetrude is a very good candidate for an AFS scholarship because of her well-rounded personality and her outstanding character. She will contribute a great deal to the task of international understanding.

Reprinted from the Swedish
Returnee Association Magazine
Vikingen, Spring, 1966

 

L'Histoire se Répéte
The American Field Service, Part III: World War II

After a summer of increasing tension, Britain, and France declared war on Germany on 3 September 1939 and World War II had begun. In the United States, lethargy, isolationism, and an attitude of nonintervention were very strong. However, within Field Service circles the determination once again to work for France had been steadily growing, and discussions were well under way before the actual declaration of war.

Among the first to offer their services to Mr. Galatti were W. de Ford Bigelow (SSU 4), Enos Curtin (SSU 2), Roswell Miller (TMU 526), C. V. S. Mitchell (Formation Harjes), A. Pendleton Taliaferro, Jr. (SSU 19), and William H. Wallace, Jr. (SSU 4-28). Shortly after the declaration of war, Mr. Bigelow was appointed New England representative, with Headquarters in Boston. Mr. Miller donated office space for the national Headquarters in New York City as well as its administration expenses and his own considerable efforts. Mr. Mitchell drew up the form of organization to cover the requirements and offered the legal services of his firm. Messrs. Curtin, Miller, Mitchell, and Taliaferro were appointed to the Executive Committee, and their names were signed, jointly with that of Mr. Galatti, to the application for registration with the Department of State (according to the requirements of the Neutrality Law). Mr. Taliaferro filed this application and received Department of State Registration No. 94, which permitted the American Field Service to raise funds for a volunteer ambulance service in France and insured the issuance of passports to any volunteer drivers sponsored by the officials of the organization.

In November, William C. Bullitt, United States Ambassador to France, permitted the use of his name as Honorary President of the American Field Service. Mr. Forbes became chairman of the nation-wide General Committee of sponsors. Thomas Hitchcock, Jr., agreed to act as Treasurer. On the General Committee, as on the Boston committee, were many names long associated with the American Field Service. In the United States there were Mrs. Isaac Patch, sister of A. Piatt Andrew; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss; André de Coppet, whose generosity had in no small measure made the original AFS possible; Mrs. Homer Gage, one of the staunchest supporters in the old days, whose son Homer Gage, Jr., had been a member of SSU 31; Mrs. Paul Moore, who had donated and raised funds for ambulances and was to do so again; S. H. Pell, representing the former Norton-Harjes Ambulance Corps; and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, whose affection for the Service had been unceasing through the years.

Mr. Galatti requested Lovering Hill (SSU 3) to act as director in France. Reluctantly, Mr. Hill consented, with the stipulation that he be permitted to step down if, as the Service developed, someone better equipped for leadership should come forward. He first opened headquarters in his own law office, moving in October to space at the National City Bank, 52 Avenue des Champs Elysées, donated by Robert E. Pearce, Treasurer of the French organization. To help Mr. Hill came Mme Renée Grimbert and Mlle Germaine Bétourné, both members of the Paris staff during World War I.

With the basic organization established, attention could be turned to the specific problems of producing an ambulance service. First the volunteers had to be found. Ambulances had to conform to French specifications. Orders providing for the American Field Service to be attached to the French armies had to be obtained. And, finally, efforts to have AFS agree to amalgamate with other ambulance services in France had to be resisted.

The 17 members of Section 1, who had sailed on 23 March from New York on the Manhattan, reached Paris by way of Genoa on 3 April and joined the 18 who had already volunteered in Europe or who, for a variety of personal reasons, had already come from the United States. The Paris office by 1 November 1939 had already received the serious applications of 35 volunteers, though not all of the men were still around in April. Peter Upton Muir, then living in Europe, had first volunteered in early October, later joined the Iroquois group in order to get into action sooner, and finally (on the disbandment of the Iroquois) again offered his services to the AFS. William H. Wallace, Jr., had come to Paris in January to supervise the building of the ambulance bodies. J. W. Brant, after working on the same problem at the General Motors plant, had sailed in mid-February to assist Mr. Wallace and to help C. A. Weekes with the spare-parts pool. Stuart Benson, sculptor and painter, had come from New York in February and worked with P. U. Muir on publicity during the formation of the first section. Early in February, G. F. J. King had come from London to Paris in order to volunteer, recommended by the AFS representative in England, Robert H. Hutchinson, whose son Bertrand also joined the Section. The others had come from their jobs or their schools in different parts of Europe and had already been installed on 1 April in a wing of the United States House of the Cité Universitaire, 15 Boulevard Jourdan, which had been granted rent-free to the AFS through the kindness of Mrs. Homer Gage.

Altogether sixty-five men volunteered as drivers with the AFS in France during 1940. However, with the fall of France the original purpose of the American Field Service had ceased to exist. The disposition of the organization's materiel was arranged by Mr. Barber, with Mr. Galatti's approval. Everything was put at the disposal of the American Red Cross, to be used, directly or indirectly, for relief work, with the understanding that the AFS both could withdraw it at will and should be kept informed of its use. An oral agreement was reached to the effect that whenever possible the ambulances be used in conjunction with the program established by the American Hospital for the relief of the French in prisoner-of-war camps. The French military had readily permitted the cancellation of their contracts for the cars, as they had more sanitary equipment than they could man and thought that the American Red Cross would have a freer hand and could do more for their people in the ravaged north than they, the conquered, would be allowed to do. In the late autumn, when the work of the American Red Cross was terminated, the cars were given to the Secours National and were used to transport refugees and provisions. The AFS funds which could not be returned to the United States were turned over to the American Hospital of Paris, in September, for expenses in connection with French wounded being taken care of by that hospital.

In Egypt, Peter Muir had been occupied with an important mission for the American Field Service. The huge interest and backing that Stephen Galatti had built up in the United States, the nation-wide organization, and (not least) Mr. Galatti's own vast energies could not be allowed to go unused at such a time simply for want of an outlet. Muir was under instructions to arrange for AFS units to be attached to an active Army---the Forces Françaises Libres by choice, or, failing that, the British.

Selling the Field Service to the French should have been easy, as they knew the Service and their need was great. In Cairo Muir talked with General de Gaulle, who had already in February cabled New York from London that he would welcome AFS volunteers and ambulances. This earlier request was now augmented by the eagerness of the French commander in Cairo. However, there were still complications over the place of service---which was first announced as North Africa, later switched to East Africa, and finally mentioned as being French Equatorial Africa. Moreover, it was at no point clear what anyone, French or American, was expected to do once they reached wherever they were going.

Mr. Galatti continued to raise money as a matter of principle, hoping the French would make some specific request of the AFS, as he was reluctant, and probably would have found that the government would not allow him, to send men or equipment for anything so uncertain as the French had thus far suggested. Although the Field Service then had no commitments, and because of its past would have preferred to work exclusively with the French, no clear-cut arrangement could be achieved.

Muir eventually offered an AFS unit to the British, who were also short of transport and manpower. The battle of Anglophiles vs. Francophiles began at this moment and took many forms in the following years, not all of them edifying, though none of them was capable of obscuring Mr. Galatti's great purpose.

After suitable enquiries to determine that Muir was authentic and the Field Service reputable, on 27 March 1941 the British got down to business and held a conference for Muir and the branches of the Middle East General Headquarters (GHQ MEF) that would be concerned. A memorandum of the AFS proposal was then presented to General Wavell, at that time Middle East Commander-in-Chief, who accepted in principle the offer "to supply an unlimited number of ambulances to the Middle East theatre of war and to man these with volunteer American personnel."

The departure of the first American Field Service unit for service with the British troops in the Middle East left New York by train on November 6th, 1941. In Boston the group was joined by members from the New England area, the whole unit reaching Halifax at midnight on the 7th. Late on the following day their baggage was driven alongside the troop-carrier West Point (formerly the America), and the 100 members of Unit ME 1 embarked that evening.

Because of the outbreak of war with Japan in December, 1941, that first AFS unit en route to serve the British against the Germans and Italians in Libya was routed to Bombay. Two years later, on December 7th, 1943, representatives of the first AFS unit to serve with the British against the Japanese drove from India to the front in Burma. Their work was to be under conditions unlike those of any other AFS venture ---a different kind of war in a rougher country with a worse climate and an enemy notorious for his cunning.

This first AFS unit in India was the result of a year of planning, hoping, and hard work. By the end of 1942 the Field Service was established in the Middle East: it had learned its way and had proved its abilities. In December, 1942, Mr. Galatti, wanting to expand the Service, to ensure its continued existence, started talks in Washington about the possibility of additional units to serve wherever the British thought there was need for them. Field Marshall Wavell, as Commander in Chief of India, accepted an AFS ambulance companywriting to Mr. Galatti that the offer "is much appreciated, and I know that they will be of great value to my army .... Although I had left Egypt too soon to have your men under my command, the reports that I received fully justified the promises made that the AFS could do a good job in the Middle East, and I am confident that they will render equally valuable service in India."

The foregoing excerpts were taken from "The History of the American Field Service 1922-1955" by George Rock.

During World War II the American Field Service served with the Allied Armies in France, Syria, North Africa, India-Burma, and European theatres. The 2,196 men who volunteered as AFS ambulance drivers between 1940 and 1945 earned a total of 3,792 campaign ribbons. Thirty-six gave their lives, 68 were wounded in action, 13 were taken prisoner-of-war, and 237 were decorated for bravery.

 

Christmas Card Contest For 1967
Open To AFSers And Returnees

Entries Must be Submitted to

AFS/INTERNATIONAL by
MARCH I, 1967

Five or six new designs will be needed for next year.

ONE of them could be YOURS!

Now is the time to show your artistic talents

RULES AND REGULATIONS:

 •  Designs must be drawn within 4-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, horizontal or vertical, or 9 by 11 inches. Background color may "bleed," but actual design, including any Lettering, must leave at least 1/2 inch margin all around on the smaller size, or one inch on the larger.
 • Entries must be guaranteed to be original in conception, as well as execution.
 • Good quality art paper must be used, not watercolor paper or flimsy tissue.
 • Crayon and pencil must not be used; gold and silver must not be used as colors; wood blocks and lineoleum cuts cannot be used. Watercolor or oil are acceptable, and line drawings are all right. Incomplete art will not be considered.

TO REPEAT:

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE AT AFS/INTERNATIONAL MARCH I, 1967

Both AFS/lnfernational and the local chapters profit from the sale of these Christmas cards. The better the designs, the larger the sales and profits

 

Pierre Bourdelle died in July of this year. We remember him well, not only as an AFS volunteer ambulance driver in World War II, but as a man who was continually active in the organization and in furthering its ideals. We are privileged to share his spirit and his vision.

A MAN AND HIS ART

A native of Paris, the son of a noted French sculptor, Emil Antoine Bourdelle, Pierre Bourdelle was a veteran of World War I and a practicing artist when he set aside his life to volunteer as an AFS driver on the Front to aid the wounded. Later, he continued as a sculptor and a muralist, and, since 1959, he was a professor of art at C. W. Post College in Greenvale, Long Island. As one of the original members of the AFS, and as a man whose life consistently reflected the ideals of the Field Service, his death in July this year is of great concern to us. His life, though, remains with us as an outstanding chapter in AFS history, with his art as powerful illustration of the truth he was witness to during his time.

While Bourdelle was overseas he made a series of lithographs picturing what he saw at the Western Front. As the late Stephen Galatti said in an introduction to a portfolio made in 1945 from the artist's original plates, (called, simply, War), "these are not pretty pictures." Bourdelle knew the horror and the hopelessness of war. He knew, too, the hope of peace through international understanding, as would be seen later in the sculpture he made for the AFS. The lithographs look unshrinkingly into the ugliest faces of war, but they reveal too, the consistent humanity of men, even as they meet in a common cause of mutual destruction. The men like Bourdelle, himself, who drove the ambulances and cared for the wounded are there; the soldiers who fought together for their countries are there; men dying, men burying one another, kneeling in prayer, all these are there. In the worst display of hatred men can feel against men, we see human beings revealed as brothers.

Pierre Bourdelle once wrote of his teaching:

I have no means or intention of teaching in the accepted sense of the word-imparting a time-tested knowledge. There is no such convenient stock of artistic knowledge . . . simply because art is not a science. I feel that to be of help I should share my - - experiments with my students. I would even like to show them my failures in order to have them know what not to do.

Life, like art, is not a science, and there is no time-tested stock of knowledge to guide us. The best education is shared experience. As Pierre Claudel said, in his commentary of Bourdelle's war pictures, "It is a lesson of love, of working with one another, of charity in its highest form, among men and nations of men." From men like Pierre Bourdelle we have inherited the vision of AFS as well as its reality.

A 26-foot, two-ton sculpture of hand-hammered pickled aluminum, representing the service handing light to the youth of the world, is affixed to the facade of the AFS headquarters building. The statue is a powerful expression of Bourdelle's faith in unity through international understanding.

 

A Special Pictorial Section

WHAT GOESON AT AFS?

Jean Schultz of Pennsylvania whose picture appears on this page, has just returned from Nara Prefecture, a part of Japan few foreigners ever visit. She lived with a farmer's family, wore the school uniform with her host 'sister,' bicycled to school every morning, helped with the family chores, and even learned to speak fundamental Japanese. She grew to love the family like her own. What took place between Jean and her host family in Japan was one of thousands of experiences realized every year through the American Field Service.

Twenty years ago 52 students from eleven countries came to live with families and study in the United States. These initial AFS experlénces have been repeated over the years with the 38,000 students who have been on the AFS International Scholarship Programs.

Today there are 3,107 students from 58 overseas countries in the United States for a year of study. They live with families in 2,900 communities. 1,400 teenagers, like Jean Schultz, are in 36 overseas countries on the Americans Abroad program.

These figures are surprisingly large. But AFS is more concerned with the selection, placement and care of these students as individuals than with the influx in numbers. The complex process of judiciously screening thousands of applicants to select those best suited to the challenge, and the equally careful selection of the host family are part of AFS's basic responsibility to the people around whom the program is built. And the concern does not end there.

A BUSY FALL FOR AFS AROUND THE WORLD: It has been one event after another.

At Oxford, England (photos in the left column) seventeen delegates, representing eight European countries, attended the Third European Convention of the European Information Committee (EIC) which was organized three years ago to encourage the sharing and coordination of AFS projects in this area of the world.

Discussions thoroughly covered AFS program operations in the respective countries. Ideas and techniques were shared.

Pictured are: (Top) Fritz Otti ('61), chairman, Steyre Austria committee; Heinz Kroll ('62), 1966 president, AFS Austria; and Roberto Ruffino ('58), president, AFS Italy. Second top: Armand Partouche ('65), member of the Toulouse, France committee, and Jan Knipscheer, member, AFS Board, Netherlands. Alain Werbrouck ('59), chairman, Boulogne, France committee; Vanni Nigro ('59), member of the national board, Italy, and editor of the national bulletin, Insiemi; Marlyse Kauffman ('63), chairman, AFS Luxembourg; Brigitte Buffevant ('63), chairman, Lyons, France committee; and Armand Partouche, (third photo). (Bottom photo) David Watson, UK Overseas Representative; Richard Valdar (UK '62), president of the European Information Committee; Roberto Ruffino (standing); and Giovanni Mazetti ('61), member of the national Board, AFS Italy, in charge of government relations. Other delegates to the conference were: Uffe Gravers Pedersen ('60), president, AFS Denmark; Ole Christensen ('61), member of the Denmark AFS Board; Torsten Halen ('57), president AFS Sweden; Jean Ledlie (UK '61), returnee; and Miss Sachiye Mizuki, Associate Director of AFS Programs.

AFS President Howe and Mr. George Edgell and AFS Austria leaders were received by the President of Austria. Mr. Howe addressed major conference groups in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Claremont, California; Washington, D.C.; Cairo, U.A.R.; and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Members of AFS/International participated in meetings held in Rochester, N.Y., in Camden, Maine, in Birmingham, Alabama, and in Chautauqua, New York (below, left to right, in a moment of relaxation: Linda. Chawdbry, Faye Wilmerding, Val Sandberg, "Blue" Faxon and Dale Miller, seated).

MEETINGS. . MEETINGS

The massive work conducted at AFS/International, at the chapters, and in the overseas offices, goes on throughout the year. Meetings are held, projects, are organized, there are conferences in Cairo, Oxford, Peru, Argentina, and student weekends in Greenfield Village, Williamsburg and Princeton. All these activities make up the framework of an AFS year. The International staff travels thousands of miles to extend help and support to chapters throughout the United States and to overseas operations, to participate at conferences and meetings. Volunteers, chapter officers, field representatives and school officials carry on the work in their communities without pay. People continually devise ways and ingenious means of raising needed funds: an artist in California donated paintings for an auction benefit; the U.S. Returnee Association of New York gave a benefit on the student ship, MS. Seven Seas; in New York, the Australia-New Zealand Society raised funds at a dinner-dance at the Waldorf Astoria. This is what goes on at AFS and for AFS: service in the name of better understanding.

Top, right: The M. S. Seven Seas, prior to retirement as a floating dormitory for the University of Rotterdam, was the scene of a September 12 benefit dinner dance tendered by the U. S. Returnee Association of New York. Captain Bender presented the ship's wheel to AFS President Arthur Howe, Jr. while Robert Kleeb (USA-F '53), dance committee chairman, looks on.

Middle: Mr. Howe is shown being greeted at the Santiago, Chile airport by Martina D. Jimenez (right), overseas representative in Chile, on Sept. 26th, when he made a stopover from a conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Right: AFS students at the September 30th Rochester meeting of 100 chapter representatives, host families and students (front, left to right) P. Nordstrom (Sweden), E. Forni (Italy), E. W. Pierri (Uruguay), G. Montano Jarrin (Ecuador), C. Quenardel (France); (rear) M. Okuda (Japan), Y. Gebremariam (Ethiopia), J. Garcia Rodriguez (Spain), W. Burkhard (Germany), A. Gurnett-Smith (Australia), and C. Beckingsale (Rhodesia).

 

 AFS FUND-RAISING: The U.S. Marine Band gave a concert in Fresno, California for the benefit of five Fresno and Clovis high school AFS chapters. Below left are five AFS students currently in Fresno: Lucita Meneses-Weber of Chile, Bruno Weil of Germany, Shifferaw Wedajo of Ethiopia, Maurizio Feo of Italy, and Bettina Prior of New Zealand. The Australian-New Zealand Society of New York dinner dance at the Waldorf-Astoria on November 11th raised funds for the Australian and New Zealand students on the AFS program. Left, auctioning prizes at the dance (left to right): Mrs. Maurice Silverstein, chairman of the 27th Anniversary dinner dance of the Society; Lady Sholl, wife of the Australian Consul General in New York, Sir Reginald Sholl; Mrs. Tessa Smallpage Goldman, vice-president of the Australian-New Zealand Society of New York.

AFS-IMPACT SCHOLAR

ELIZABETH DOCKWEILER --- CARDENAS from Bolivia has been awarded an IMPACT Scholarship for her AFS year in Pennsylvania. IMPACT, Inc., a New York corporation, annually gives a number of scholarships in recognition of their interest in helping outstanding students participate in AFS programs. Many individuals and institutions use these named scholarships to help support AFS through direct benefits to students.

Whenever AFS participants gather, it is usually exciting. When the gathering represents another major step in the development of the new U.S. Returnee Association, it is especially exciting. Two such meetings have yielded impressive results for Returnees in the United States.

The December 9 meeting of the U.S. Returnee Advisory Committee was the first attempt to explore nation-wide alumni ideas since the meetings of the 1964 anniversary convention. Convened at AFS Headquarters in New York, the committee members met with officers and directors of AFS for two days of concentrated discussion. Both the role of the Returnee in AFS and Returnee opinions on other aspects were covered.

The other gathering was the California Returnee conference at the Claremont Colleges from October 14th to 16th. 160 alumni met for a weekend of discussion on the program in that state. Although there were smaller, localized meetings over the years, this conference was the first to encompass such a large geographical area.

 

Stimulating Results in Two Recent Events

SPEAKING OF U.S. RETURNEES

Reported by
Clifford M. Baacke, USA-S '56
U.S. Returnee Secretary

Coming in the middle of my trip across the country to meet with Returnees in several cities, the conference benefited from an interchange of ideas with alumni outside the state. My travels took me to Cleveland, Chicago, Omaha, Portland and Eugene, Oregon.

The U.S. Returnee Club of Claremont Colleges under conference chairman Katherine Neyman (USA-D '63) handled arrangements for the conference. Kathy was assisted by Gerry Giiham (USA-D '62-3), Marilyn Switzer (USA-CH '63) and Club President Ken White (USA-S '63-4). She and Gerry had been delegates to the pilot conference at the Davis campus of the University of California in October, 1965.

AFS President Arthur Howe, Jr., addressed the group at the opening session and presented some current aspects of the AFS program, new directions which are being explored, and the role he sees for the Returnee in all of the operations. He stressed then and throughout the conference the need and importance of Returnees becoming more closely involved with the AFS chapters.

After Mr. Howe's talk, Alice Gerlach, director of the Americans Abroad department, and I spoke to the group. Then the delegates divided into smaller discussion groupings-one round of discussions sectioned by age (high school, college, and post-college), another made up with random age mixtures.

A do-it-yourself talent show directed by William Brown (USA-D '57) was the main feature of the Saturday night get-together.

Among the conclusions resolved during the conference was a proposal for establishing a coordinating committee to promote contact and communication among the California college AFS clubs; the revival of the Southern California Returnee Association to facilitate communication among highschool returnees in the southern part of the state; a strong endorsement for a Returnee Newsletter to spread detailed information of the activities and ideas discussed in other parts of the country; and an offer to all of the California chapters of Returnees to help in the operation of the community program.

Idea Exchange, Productive Action

More than anything else, the meeting served as a basis for the exchange of ideas and to build enthusiasm for the newly adopted proposals. The conference set a precedent, being the first major Returnee conference, both in size and in accomplishment.

As newly returned Susan Soule (USA-J '66) wrote to the Association after the meetings: "the unanimous consensus of the Californians is that the AFS Returnee conference at Claremont was more than a success-it was great! We hope it will become an annual event." So do we. Since Stanford Returnee President Don Farrow (USA-J '64) ended the conference with an invitation for next year's gathering to be at Stanford, it looks as though it will be.

 

 COUNTRY CODE

Most of the abbreviations for country names, used here for identification, are taken from the international auto license code. Abbreviations for the starred countries, not listed in the license code, are AFS designations.

A
AFGH
AND
AUS

B
BDS
BR
BRN

CH
CL
CO
CR
CS
CY

D
DK
DZ
DOM

E
EAK
EAU
EQ
ET
ETH

F
FM

GB
GCA
GR

H
HON

I
IND
IR
IS

J
JOB

K

L
LA

MA
MC

N
NIC
NL
NR
NZ

P
PA
PAK
PE
PI
PL
PY

RA
RB
RCH
RI
RL
RM

S
SAU
SD
SF
SGP
SR
SYR

T
TR

U
USA

VN

YU
YV

ZA

Austria
Afghanistan
Andorra
Australia

Belgium
Barbados
Brazil
Bahrain

Switzerland
Ceylon
Colombia
Costa Rica
Czechoslovakia
Cyprus

Germany
Denmark
Algeria
Dominican Republic

Spain
Kenya
Uganda
Ecuador
United Arab Republic
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WITH THE AFS FAMILY

1948

Dr. and Mrs. Klaus Kartzke (D) have a new home in Weisbaden

1950

Birth. Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Duwel (Dorothea Welssow-D), a daughter, Annette, May 17

1951

Rita Economides Apalodemos (GR) was granted a Goethe Scholarship for Germany ... John Nicolopolous (GR) was married to the former Robin Virginia Jones in Washington, D.C. on June 25. He's press attache at the Greek Embassy ... Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Miller (D), mistakenly reported living in Argentina, are still at the same address in Germany. A fourth child, Andres, was born to them on Aug. 31...

1952

A fifth child, Henrich Gert, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dietrich Rauschning (Inge Hoppe-D) on April 4, to the delight of the first four boys and girls. Inge keeps busy with her family and with AFS while her husband is a graduate assistant at the Institute of International Law, Kiel U...

Marianne Wendling (D) is now Sister Marie Stella A. Wendling of the Abbaye Sainte Cecile, Solesmes. France . . . Dr. Jan Svartvik (S) has returned to Sweden after four years in London to a post as "docent', at the U. of Goteborg ... A daughter, Dorte, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Helmut Dopfer-D (Christa Gaedeke-D'53) on June 15---they were visited by both sets of American parents this past year...

1953

Marriage.
Eckhard Heintz (D) to Karin Schuppmann, May 28.

Eva Joys Faannessen (N), now Mrs. Hodne, finished her studies at the U. of Bergen in 1960 and taught physics and mathematics at Fana Gymnas, her "own" high school. Her husband lectures in economic history at U. of Bergen...

1954

Marriage.
Arrigo Fnsiani (I) to Laura Gab, July 2

Births.
Mr. and Mrs. Francesco Maranzana (I), a daughter, Laura Valentina, May 18
Dr. and Mrs. Eberhard Oestert (Gisela Budde-D) a son, Alexander, May 5
Mr. and Mrs. Alain Ziller (F) a son Franck Aug. 19


Harald Smedal, Jr. (N) working with product development and long-term planning for a Bergen chemical company; he had previously been with the Central Institute for Industrial Research in Oslo ... Gail Meldgaard Pullen (USA-D) reported the birth of a third child, born June 6. She's been very involved with AFS as area Americans Abroad Coordinator, as well as holding a position with the YWCA Board of Directors, as a member of the Junior League and with church committee activities . . . Gebbard Hielseher (D) and his bride of July 29, Keiko Nambo, will be living in Tokyo for several years. He recently completed the equivalent of our bar exam...

1955

Engagement.
George Patsadelis (GR) to Rena Pappa, June

Births.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Castelein (Elisabeth Noppert-NL), a son, Marten, June 19
Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Johnson (Linda Haenny, USA-D), a son, Eric Allen, Apr. 24


Kay Sarnecki Cheatam (USA-D) and her husband on a trip around the world, with visits planned to three AFSers who lived in her home and to her German family. They will then spend ten weeks in Japan on an AIESEC program, working for Japan Air Lines, before settling in San Francisco. Kay had previously spent a summer in Switzerland on SPAN and a year teaching school in Kobe, Japan ... George Patsadelis (GR) a civil engineer working at the Agrarian Bank of Greece ... Hans-Joachim Hoessrich (D), engaged to Ingrid Seidenfaden on June 18, is presently with the Dresden Bank AG, Frankfurt . . . Ragnar Doinstad (S). formerly Pettersson (a family name change) was married to Anna Berenfalk in June, 1965, was graduated from Chalmers U. of Technology in Gothenburg with a degree in civil engineering and is now with the planning department of Goteborgs Sparvagar, the public transit company of Gothenburg...Ina Fleeger Frank (USA-F) and her husband have a daughter, Leslie Ellen and an 80-pound Weimaraner (canine family)...

1956

Marriage.
Eusebio de Elices (E) to Maria del Pilar de Vallejo, July 20

Birth.
Mr. and Mrs. Hans Bouman (NL) a son Richard Leo Stoffel Aug. 10


Elizabeth Aldous Belton (UK) gave birth to her third daughter last Dec. 9... Helen Hahl (D) Koch now teaching Russian language and literature at the U. of Erlangen ... Jean Clark Both (USA-D) and husband Tom (USA-A) have moved to Palo Alto, Calif. where Tom is beginning his residency in psychiatry at the Stanford Medical Center. Last Christmas they visited their respective AFS families in Europe. Their daughter, Heidi Lyme was born on Dec. 18, 1965 ... Robert Flohr (D) was married on June 24 ... Mary Lou and Reudi Mettier (CH) sent us an announcement of the birth of a son, Markus, on Aug. 7. Reudi's involved with printed textiles... Leopoldo Porzecanski (U), married Sept. 3, has graduated from Architecture School

1957

Marriages.
Dr. Doris Fritsch (A) to Thomas Prinzhorn, May 31
Eberhard Hamilton (D) to Monika Kosche, May 26
Pietro Semadeni (CH) to Brigitte Wuscher, July 22

Births.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. O'Meara (Maureen Mulcahy, USA-B) a son, Donald, Jr., on May 1
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ouzillon (Judith Rosner, USA-CH) a son, Nathan Marcel, June 28
Mr. and Mrs. Jean Vibes (F) a son Marc May 14


Robert Turk (USA-D) received his M.D. from UCLA and is serving his internship at the U. of Iowa...

Jim Baker (USA-D), who was married to "Miko" Nishikawa (J'59) on June 19, started medical school this past Fall after completion of a Japanese studies major at Yale. "Miko" will soon complete her studies to be a registered nurse...

Knut Lykke (N), married on June 25 to Borghild Christiansen, a graduate student of history, is at the U. of Oslo doing research on Norwegian participation in international cooperation after World War II . . . Monica Strucksberg (D) at German Development Institute taking a one-year course which includes a 3-month tour of Kenya. She reported that Bernd Hack (D'55) and Renate Koehn (D'59) also attend the Institute. .. Sue Reinhart Patterson (USA-DK) has moved to Colorado with her husband, who was transferred to the Air Force Academy there ... Judith Kelley Campbell (USA-SF) and her husband have adopted a baby girl... Sara May Thornton (USA-UK) supervisor of the bacteriology laboratory of the Morris Cafritz Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C....

Dr. Jacqueline Parthemore (USA-DK) was graduated from Cornell Medical School last June and is now serving a year's internship at New York Hospital in the Department of Medicine... Jean McCune Kisser (USA-F), her husband and son Karl are living in Minnesota. Jean works part-time evaluating the testing program of Job Corps trainees' tests in math while her husband is a counselor and teacher with the Job Corps. Previous to her marriage, Jean taught on a Washington State Indian reservation for 2-1/2 years...

1958

Marriages.
Marcelo Aftalion (RA) to Maria Elena Bravo, Dec., 1965
Constance Alice Bais (NL) to Frank Schreuders, Sept. 24
Merryl Brown (UK) to Manfred Zepf, July 23
Marie-Louise Ceha (NL) to Sjoerd Bakker, Sept. 3
Francoise Chanel (CH) to Michel Fornerod, July 1
Pietsje Heida (NL) to Adri Verbeek, June 24
Joern Koehnke (D) to Edda Finger, June 18
Yuriko Kunihiro (J) to Kimiharu Imoaka, Jan. 66
Elfriede Reischitz (A) to Hermann Schonbauer, May 18
Leslie Stuart Rosenfeld (USA-N) to Edmond R. Labbe, July 16
Susan Hanson Wright (USA-RA) to George Chalmers, July 9

Births.

Mr. and Mrs. Philip M. Glassey (Ann Van Reek, USA-RA), a son, Philip John, May 17
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moe (Carmen K. Kizer, USA-SF), a son, Jordan Robert, Sept. 2
Mr. and Mrs. Van De Graaff (Tineke De Graaff-NL), a son, Aernoud, May 29


Angela Brasil Biaggio (BR) with her husband Luis, now doing graduate work in educational psychology at the U. of Wisconsin. She would like to hear from AFS friends (Address: 509 No. Lake St., Madison, Wisc.)

Maria Teran (E) visited friends and 'family' in New Hampshire this past summer. .. Christian Platou (N) and Tove Mietle (N'63) were married on Aug. 27. He's attending the European Institute of Business Administration in Fontainebleau, France. . . Mary Ellen Craig Peterson (USA-D) and her husband, an experimental engineer, have two daughters . . . Gudrun Lundkvist (S) worked last summer as a tour conductor for tourists to Soviet Estonia . . Bungo Ito (J) visited AFS Int'l, headquarters with two Japanese business executives, for whom he was acting as interpreter...

Jale Yilmabasar Ertugan (TR) and her husband Necdet, married on June 27th. She's a ceramics teacher at Fine Arts College and has received many awards for her work. This past year, her ceramic works were exhibited in Brussels, Munich, Paris and Rome...

1959

Marriages.
Alberto Abelli (I) to Liliana Bersone, Sept. 29
Yuichi Akihiro (J) to Pamela Forgey, June 10
Jeannette Rose Atwood (USA-N) to Douglas G. Beattie (USA-DK), June 18
Pierre Baudet (F) to Marie-Therese Lelievre, July 2
Marinella Canesi (I) to Fabio Scalabrini, May 28
Andre Michaud (CH) to Claudine Troyon, July 16
Pionne Proutheau (F) to Jeanclaude Vincent, June 30
Utabeate Salzmann-Bruhn (D) to Frieder Schultz, May 27
Anneliese Tanner (CH) to Carlos Grau-Petit, June 4
Adriano Vatta (I) to Giancarla IvUrtano, July 27
Eduard Walser (CH) to Silvia Lietha, June 11
Helga Ziegeleder (A) to Walter Eigner (A), Aug. 8

Births.
Mr. and Mrs. Atilio Russo (U), a son, Ernesto Hugo, June


Joyce Huske Salmon (USA-D) living in Denver, Colorado, where her husband is a professor at Regis College . . One of this past summer's chaperones on the Seven Seas, Waltraud Brenzinger (D) is teaching in a school for mentally retarded children, her 4th year of teaching... Alberto Abelli (I) in NYC as U.S. representative for Banca Commerciale Italiana... Greetings to Bus 11-A from Bruce Reynolds (NZ) who's now teaching American students math, science and physical education at the Tauranga Boys College ... Hans Frese (D) working on MS. in physics at Hamburg U . . . . Ann-Marie Gattegno Deihaise (F) is spending a year with her husband and baby boy in St. Louis, Mo., where her husband will be an industrial trainee. She had worked in the research laboratory of Shell in Paris... Florence Ehlert Miller (USA-D), former PCV to Panama, married PC representative Louis L. Miller in January, '66---both are living in Bogota, Colombia...

Since her AFS year, Nancy Kopecky (USA-D) has participated in the Experiment in International Living---to Mexico; spent her junior year abroad in Madrid; went hitch-hiking and hosteling throughout Europe, attending the AFS Conference in Berlin: was graduated from Rockford College with majors in Spanish and sociology; underwent Peace Corps training at UCLA and in Puerto Rico before being selected to service in Ecuador, where she taught in local high schools, worked with rural 4-H clubs, collaborated with C.A.R.E. for a mass feeding program and maintained a weekly newspaper column devoted to nutrition and homemaking. She's now at Wayne State U. working on an M.A. in social work...

Fay Wallace Hulbert (USA-NL) in Germany with her husband, First Lieut. Jerold E. Hulbert. She's secretary of the Augsburg German-American Women's Club, and a member of the Federation of German-American Clubs, recently attending the '66 annual convention in Munich as an official delegate . . . Ileana Loureiro Remfreu (U) living in Michigan while her husband works toward a Ph.D. in psychology ... Thanks to Celia Johnson (UK'57) who chaperoned on the Seven Seas last summer for the news item that John Williams (UK) was married to her former roommate, Carol Crabb, on Sept. 9... Hedwig Pavelka (A) has won her Doctor of Philosophy degree . . . Georgia Vroustouri (GR) an English teacher at the Economical High School of Sparta... Popi Eliotou (GR) was graduated from the School of Law of the U. of Athens and now with the Bank of Greece

1960

Marriages
Renee Bourene (F)
to Jean-Lewis Vialard, July 18
Bruno Caillet (F) to Monique Guillot, May 7
Dora Chryssanthopoulou (GR) to Spyros M. Akopoulos, May 15
Pierre Dasen (CH) to Catherine Treyer (CH'61), June 4
Wanda Flentge (NL) to Peter Van Westrhenen, Aug. 27
Yukio Iura (J) to Setsuko Kuzuyama (J'61), Apr. 2
Andrew Rizopoulos (GR) to Nana Tsekoura, June 24
Sherrill M. Rood (USA-DK) to Craig Harbison, Aug. 13

Ann Dixon Salmon (UK) and her husband have a year-old son, Richard Michael Cory ... Ursula Berst Lederer (D) and her husband have a baby girl, Christine, born last Dec. 3 ... Eckhard Greger (D), engaged to Ursula Rempel on May 29, passed the "Vorexamen" of his civil engineering studies at the Technical U. in Hannover. He reported that during the International Hannover Fair last Spring, a whole group of AFSers were employed as interpreters and demonstrators at the U.S. Exhibition ... Stanley C. Smith (USA-DK) with U.S. Army Special Services division, had the opportunity to tour Denmark and Sweden on summer leave ... Janet Riddell (USA-SF) received the student award from the Society of Silurians as best new reporter in the class of '66 at the Columbia U. Graduate School of Journalism . . . Carol Welds (USA-UK) back from India . . Peter Timm (USA-DK) at Davis, engaged to a classmate, Karen Iversen, in Vet. school...Lt. Jon Trachta (USA-N) in flight training with the U.S. Marine Corps in Pensacola, Fla .... John Farmakidis (GR), editor of "The Link", published by AFS/GR, is a law graduate studying political science...

Walter Smith (USA-GCA), married last March to Margarita Espinosa, is working on his M.A. in Latin American studies at the U. of Texas. He and his wife plan to enter the field of educational development in rural Latin America . . . David Jolivette (USA-NL) now serving in India with the Peace Corps, 180 miles south of Bombay, on a poultry project. He spent seven weeks in Israel working on kibbutzim during an extended training period ... Steve Means (USA-D) working on his MA. in German at Tufts in Tubingen, heading for Harvard and a Ph.D.... J. David Wilison (USA-DK) a management intern for the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. He was married to Gretchen Stiting last August ... Gun Malmstrom Dukes (S) living in South Pasadena, Calif. married to an American she met while studying at the U. of Uppsala . . . Eric Ramsay Brown (USA-D) was graduated cum laude from Cornell College in June '65, was married to a classmate, Carol Joyce Robertson, on Aug. 25, 1965 and is now doing graduate work in psychology under an assistantship at Indiana U...

Marci Oyhus Storm (USA-GR) living in Madrid, where her husband is attached to the Air Base there ... Kerry Drach (USA-IS) spent a year at U. of Tubingen, Germany, followed by a three-week Russian language course at the U. of Moscow... Joseph De Pierre (USA-NL) and Margareta Wahlberg-De Pierre (S'61), married in 1965, are living in Boston, Mass., with Joe studying at Harvard and Margareta at Boston U . . . . Connie Cathcart (USA-I), who was married to Charles A. Kelly, Jr. on Aug. 20, is teaching secondary mathematics. She wou ld like to see more information on SP's to Italy ... Allan Chesire (USA-D) plans to teach German; he had spent his Junior Year Abroad at the U. of Bonn... Peter A. Freeman (USA-NL) was graduated from Princeton U. on June 14 and married on June 18 to Jennifer Rich. Pete and his wife are living in Palo Alto, Calif., where he is working with IBM...

Yoko Asahi (J) Hishezawa and her husband moved to a new home, situated near Tokyo. We should soon receive a birth announcement... Alejandro Porzecanski (U) and Ana Acerenza (U'62) were engaged m May---both are attending medical school . . . Postcard greetings from Mike Naumann (D), Goran Wiklander (S) and Moolie Haileselassie (ETH'61). Moolie and Mike worked for the Voice of Germany during summer vacation . . Agneta Kempel (S) and Klauspeter Hauber (D) were engaged in August. Agneta finished her studies at Lund U. and working as a physiotherapist in Norrkoping. Pete is continuing with his medical studies in Munich ... Alexander Bergmann (D) and his new wife Catherine are now living in Switzerland.

1961

Marriages
Rebeca Cogan (RCH)
to Raul Schilkrut, Sept. 25
Luciana Damiani (I) to Alberto Cannetta, May 30
Corazon Desamito (RP) to Gary Keatley, Aug. 6
Deborah Dixson (USA-DK) to Paul E. Hill, June 18
Charlotte Ann Griffin (USA-J) to David P. Rhoads, June 25
Ralph Lifschits (BR) to Ruth de Mendonca (BR'63), July 18
Claude A. Machin (F) to Jean-Pierre Cagniart, July 9
Martha McGough (USA-D) to William C. Lang, Jr., June
Virginia Raynolds (USA-RI) to Kjeld B. Laursen, June 8
Guy Rouzet (F) to Helene Derasse, July 7
Simonetta Stella (I) to Fabio Pierini, July 15
Muriel Vandenbouhede (B) to Jacques Francois, June 4
Françoise Van Der Linden (B) to Jean-Paul Crepin, July 2

Engagements
Helen Agathonos (GR)
to Angelos Maroulis
Lyda Edskea Drenth (NL) to Pierre Verhoeff, July 15
Doris Gail Granoff (USA-SF) to Dr. Roger Kaye

Births
Mr. and Mrs. John Armenta (Cathleen Ann Martin, USA-N), a son, Michael Mar. 24
Mr. and Mrs. Enrico Colli (I), a son, Stefano, May
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sharp (Jacqueline Gee, USA-D), a girl, Julie Marie, Apr. 18


Kazuko Seki (J) shown with her American father, Marvin R. Goren during his second visit to Japan since she returned. Kazuko's Japanese parents came to Tokyo---where she is a senior at Seijo U. majoring in Japanese Literature to greet Mr. Goren

Photis Gr. Stephanides (GR) received his degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon State U. in June. He plans Army service before going into his uncle's Volkswagen Co. in Athens

Sabine Schaeder (D) has undergone rather serious and complicated surgery and will be hospitalized for a long period of time. AFSers who know her might wish to cheer her up by dropping a note to: 7802 Merzhausen, Schlossweg 17, Germany...

Mitsu Fujisawa (J) has joined NHK, the National Broadcasting Station, as a TV announcer ... Christine Fry (USA-NZ), her parents, sisters and brother visited Chris' New Zealand family in Auckland last summer, with plans to visit the Frys' AFS daughter Riane Pretorius (ZA'64) in Stellenbosch. Chris was graduated from Marietta College on May 30 and entered John Hopkins Medical School in Sept . . . . Paolo Guasconi (I) taking Humanities at the U. of Florence after having completed the Economics sequence; he does English translations and tutors in Latin and Italian part-time ... Peggy Duncanson (USA-U) was vice-president of U. of California's AFS Club before her June '66 graduation ... A $1,300 fellowship was awarded to Lynn Hirst Turner (USA-F) to attend Boston U. School of Public Communication for two years where he will study educational television production and will participate in a production internship on station WGBH, Boston area's educational station . . . Soewarto Martosoedirdjo (RI) is in his last year studying physics, preparing a thesis on nuclear power reactors. He'll then join the Institute of Sciences of Indonesia, either at Djakarta or Bandung

Sunny Durham (TR '61) was Queen of Quivira at the Ak-Sar-Ben Ball in Omaha where she teaches first grade at Paddock Road School. The ball is an annual festival glorifying the harvest season, and the King and Queen are chosen for their contributions to the community.

Anita Kalbermann (U) has returned to Montevideo after a three-year stay in Geneva where she obtained a translator's diploma in Spanish, English and French from the Interpreter's School, U. of Geneva . . . Ann Showstack (USA-SF) at the London School of Economics studying the politics and government of Italy . . . Reunion greetings from Kann Hochuli (CH) and Brigitte Jarkovsky (A) who both sent us a card from Davos, Switzerland. Brigitte is completing her studies at Interpreting School in Vienna ... Jim Moenter (USA-CH) serving as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service and working as a computer programmer at the Southwestern Radiological Health Laboratory (connected with Nevada test site) . . . Norbert Koch (D) majoring in political science at Free U. of Berlin ... Renos Fessas (GR) played the lead in John Osborne's play, "Look Back in Anger" presented by the Athens College repertory company . . . One of this past summer's chaperones, Ulrike Graup (D) spent two weeks at AFS/INT'L., primarily with School Program placements for AA; she then returned to her job in the Hamburg AFS office ... Uli Bloemeke (D) worked in a U.S. mental institution last summer . . . Taeko Kimura (J) who was married to Hitoshi Yamaoka in Oct. '65, is now living with her husband in Osaka City---he's engaged in chemical research work at Kyoto U. Taeko worked as a tourist guide and interpreter after her graduation from Kobe College with a B.A. in English and American literature... Hideya Saito (J) visited the New York office on his way to a three-to-four month sojourn in Europe, including a Bus #36 reunion in Brussels...

Lenora Leffert (USA-TR) was graduated from U. of Southern California at Davis last June. A French major, she has been working on her M.A. at the U. of Lausanne and the Sorhonne . . . Barbara Thompson (USA-J), married in August, '65 to Carl W. Schlaphoff, has completed her studies m music education at Nebraska Wesleyan . . Cheryl Downey (USA-SF) reported that she has begun studying for her M.A. in theatre arts at UCLA thanks to a four-year Chancellor's Fellowship. Last summer she visited her Finnish family after graduation from Gustavus Adlophus College, also seeing Hannu Kalimo (SF'62), Margaretha Ekefjard Rosen (S'61) and Reinfried Spazier (A'62)...

A suggestion from architecture student Carlos Alberto Tauil (BR): "I would like to contact AFSers in Europe, America and Asia who are studying architecture or who have already graduated so we would have something else in common to maintain a contact. I think it would be very profitable for all of us to exchange local magazines on architecture." His address is Rua Duarte Da Costa, 555, Sao Paolo . . Katherine R. Benson (USA-S) has begun a dietetic internship at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston, Texas . . . Judy Foreman Fowler (USA-DK) and husband Bruce in the Peace Corps in Brazil . . . Kathy Margules (USA-NL), married last June to Mark L. Winer, is continuing her studies at Columbia U. Teachers College... Yoshikazu Hayashi (J) visited West Germany, Austria and Switzerland as cellist on a concert tour with the Tokyo U. orchestra . Mirian Medina (U), married to Arturo Reyes last June, is living in Almeria, Spain . . . Dick Wieland (U) and his mother visited his foster parents in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for their 25th wedding anniversary ... Ana Kalbermann (U) back in Uruguay after four years of study in Switzerland---she graduated as a secretary in four languages... Eleanor Tomb (USA-PAK) was married on Nov. 19 to Robert A. Weskerna. During the summer of '65, she was a member of the field team of the U. of Missouri-Corning Museum of Glass Archeological Expedition in Israel, excavating a 4th c.A.D. glass factory. She then toured the Middle East, studying on a Mount Holyoke College summer scholarship. Eleanor is continuing her studies in archeology as a recipient of a Woodrow Wilson Graduate Fellowship and plans a June, 1967 graduation. Last Spring, she was appointed Assistant Director of the Steuben County Economic Opportunity Program in Corning, N. Y....

Kathy Rosen (USA-DK) has begun work on her Master's in Internship in Elementary Education at the U. of Pittsburgh . . . Ron Hash (USA-D) has been serving in Vietnam . . Irma Judith Gonzales (PA) back in Panama after a stint in Puerto Rico on a training program of occupational therapy as applicable in the psychiatric field ... Dean Dupree (USA-DK) joined the Air Force last summer and was assigned to the Military Academy in Monterey, Calif. He's in the Intelligence Corps studying Albanian and will probably be assigned as a language interpreter in Europe . . . Sueli Epstein Zimbarg (BR) living with her husband and two daughters in Albany, Calif. while he pursues his graduate studies in mathematics at the U. of California at Berkeley . . David Gould (USA-F) at N.Y.U. School of Law, was married to Terri Friedman, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at N.Y.U.. . . Postcard greetings from Elly Engelkes (NL) and her American sister Honor Moore (USA-PAK'62) on their Swiss holiday... Louise Yngstrom (S) completing a teacher's training program ... Helen Agathonos (GR) working at the Aghia Sophia Children's Hospital.

1962

Marriages
Danielle Argellies (F)
to Daniel Pasquier, July 30
Ursula Berger (D) to Dieter Nenner, July 30
Harmina Biene (NL) to N.P. van Schouwenburg, Aug. 26
Marijtjo de Boer (NL) to Jan Oost, May 5
Michele De Saint-Hubert (B) to Yves Dumon, Oct. 1
Annemarie Hubacher (CH) to Manfred Halter, Sept. 30
Susana Rodriquez Jaramillo (EQ) to Clark Lees Bernard, July 16
Marianna Lazaris (GR) to Costas Xanthopolos, Apr. 18
Nancy Thornton Lewis (USA-D) to Lt. jg Walter C. Pierce, Jr., June 11
Gisela Ludecke (D) to Thomas C. Sauner, Aug. 14
Loredana Pellizzari (I) to Giovanni Prina, Sept. 22
Jean-Claude Racine (CH) to Francoise Montandon, June 18
Pamela Taggart (USA-S) to Abeon G. Anderson, Jr., June 18
David Williams (USA-NZ) to Rebecha Lyn Stoss, June 11

Engagements
Joke Feyen (NL)
to G.H.O. van Maanen
Lena Mayroukaki (GR) to Stelios Ghinis, Oct. '65
Stephen M. Parks (USA-D) to Susan M. Aver
Rosalie Torheyden (NL) to Gijs-Willem Stronck, July 10


Victoria Ong Carino (RP) now managing a hotel in Cauayan, Isabela Province, while her husband is connected with the Proctor & Gamble Philippines Manufacturing Co...

Ines Varela (E) is completing her philosophy studies. She's in charge of the Drama Club as well as active in photography and advertising work...

Lorraine Hutchinson (AUS) . . . graduated Bachelor of Science from Melbourne U., with parents and brother Rob. Lorraine majored in biochemistry and microbiology, and is under a three-year contract to Horsham Hospital, "where I'm expected to do some of the more difficult and unusual routine examinations in biochemistry while mastering the other routine jobs which the technical staff do. Also, I'm involved with microbiology---finding out what 'bugs' the patients have and what antibiotics will help them. This is in the Pathology Department at the hospital and because we have contact with the patients through our taking blood samples from them, we are nicknamed the 'vampires'"...

John Numminen (SF) serving with the Finnish Army...

Gillian Williams (UK) working in a Town Planning and Engineering Consultants office ... Keith Stone (UK) at St. Peter's, Oxford ... Gilian McArthur (UK) private secretary to the chief architect for the new U. of Sterling . Carolina Lugay (RP) in medical college after completing her bachelor of science in pre-med ... Winfried Heinrich (D) is a 7th semester law student . . . Ursula Penzel (D) studying sociology "from a more psychological point of view" ... Nelia Gonzales (RP) plans to teach English after completing her final term at the University ... Rick Richman (USA-TR) a pre-law student at Harvard---he spent the summer of '65 on a kibbutz in Israel ... Margaret Harding (USA-D) a senior at U. of California, was elected to the School Senate as a dorm rep ... Rich Carmel (USA-D), a bus chaperone this past summer, was graduated from the U. of California this December with plans to do graduate work in medical physics... Barbara Davis (USA-BR) was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for a year of graduate study in Recife, Brazil; she received her B.A. in June from the U. of Wisconsin, where she majored in Ibero-American studies ... Karen Benker (USA-CH) back at Pomona College after living in Tunisia under the sponsorship of the Brattleboro, Vt. International School of Living... Thanks to Bill Brown (USA-D) for sending the following Bus #62 news: Hans Blomberg (SF) involved with medical studies, as is Wulf Maevers (D) ... The last heard from Ellen Anagnostis (GR) was her job with the Athens Center of Ekistics (science of human settlement), Doxiadis Association ... Gray Cameron (NZ) in law school . . Cengiz Nayir (TR) at Middle East Technical U. studying physics ... Felicitas Schmelzer (D'62) studying in Vienna, has had the opportunity to see her American family every year---'63 in France, '64 in the U.S. during World's Fair visit, '65 in Germany and this year she was invited to attend her American sister's wedding as maid of honor ... Graciela Alvarez de Avalle (U) AFS office assistant in Montevideo...

Angiola Bonanni (I '61) in Madrid with a piece of iron sculpture, her forte since her year in the States, from her first personal exhibition. Although she likes contemporary abstract art she is presently making crowds the protagonist of her art and dealing with social problems as a major theme.

 

Center: Kazuko Seki (J '61) with her Japanese brother Toyohide and her American father Mr. R. Goren during his second visit to Japan rince her return. Kazuko's parents came to Tokyo where she is a senior at Seijo Ti., majoring in Japanese literature, in order to greet Mr. Goren.

Lower photo: Dietrich Lerche (D '63) shown in Djakarta with Indonesian returnees during his 9 month trip around the world. He continued his political economy studies at the U. of Nurem burg on his return and is now studying in Berlin.

Francoise Riviere Egli (F) an English and German correspondent for a Swiss firm after several stints as a journalist in Baden-Baden and Paris. She reports that Johannes Christoffel (CH) is studying in Zurich and giving skiing lessons in his spare time; Bernard Tschumi (CH) involved with architectural studies; Jakob Manz (CH) living in Winterthur, studying history and Latin ... Ginette Weber (CH) working as a trilingual secretary for a Valencia, Spain cement firm. She's been to Lebanon to see Tony Mathia (RL), who was graduated from Teacher's College in June and often meets Antonio F. Vicenti (E) who is studying physics . . . Gerry Hyatt (USA-RP) was in N.Y. last June on way to European whirl; she's taking music education at the U. of Tulsa with hopes to teach music in elementary school ... Ed Littaye Suon (CAM) was graduated with an M.A. in international studies from Paris . . . Mari Hareide (N) studying French... Turid Lien Mordahl (N), newly married, is working as a physical therapist ... Piero Giadrossi (I) was a chaperone from New York on the Aug. 19 sailing of the Seven Seas after spending a month and a half visiting both his family in Utah and bus chaperone Sue Douglas in Los Angeles. Piero will graduate with a law degree from the U. of Genoa next year. He would like his friends to know that "my address is always the same" ... Paul Aspeim (USA-BR) a graduate student of anthropology at Cornell U.; he's engaged to Miss Janice D. Snyder ... Albert Torchinsky (RA) was graduated from the U. of Buenos Aires with a math degree and is now taking graduate courses at the U. of Wisconsin where he's been awarded a graduate teaching assistantship . . Laurie Gilberg (USA-DK) concentrating on Chinese language studies at the Stanford Inter-University Center in Taipei, Taiwan, thanks to a Carnegie Grant ... Barbara Lee Ramsey (USA-N) spent most of her time studying about Latin America while on scholarship to El Colegio de Mexico. She hopes to go to Chile for a Masters, and possibly, doctorate degree after completing her B.A. at Berkeley ... Wesley Richardson (USA-A), married to the former Sandra K. Carpenter in 1965, is at Case Institute of Technology. He received his B.S. from MIT in June, 1966 . . . Ana Castro (U) was married last March and is teaching high school math in Montevideo... Alberto Campeas (U) attending Law School... Adriana Alciaturi Peyser (U) living with her husband in Santiago, Chile . . . Rosemary Jagodzinski (USA-A) now living in Zarzal, Vaile, Colombia with her cattleman husband, German Jaramillo, whom she married on Oct. 1. She plans to teach in the village where there isn't a school at the present time

Alfredo Peter Held (BR) a senior at Ohio U., majoring in physics and math ... Valerie Mattiske Hutch (AUS) and her husband built their own home in Wembley Downs, Western Australia. A birth announcement is forthcoming . . . Hans Biffl (A) now a Doctor of Law . . . So Lin Khoo (FM) enrolled in a secretarial training course in Austrialia ... Penelope Petsou (GR) working with the "Save the Children" association following graduation from Pierce College . . . Vladimiros Genalis (GR) studying electrical engineering in Scotland

1963

Marriages
Marie-France Callier (F)
to Jacques Ribery, Oct. 8
Carol Craig (USA-RP) to Alan I. Falk
Delia Jiinenez Moraga (RCH) to Alfonso Acuna, Jan. 8
Margariet Anje Over (NL) to Constantine Papadopoulos (GR), June 24
Minoo Varzegar (IR) to Saiid Fatemi, Apr. 21, 1965 .Minoo received her B.A.
   in
English Language and Literature and will have graduated from Teacher Training
   College. She teaches English in the Institute of Languages at the U. of Tehran
Monika Wolfgang (A) to Gottlieb Bereuter, May 14

Engagements
Yolanda C. Arrata M. (EQ)
to Hernan P. Lavin, July
Gladys Marmolego Gomez (CO) to Richard M. Anderson, Sept. 17
Julie Catrain Gonzalez (E) to Carlos Despradel, July 16
Marie Christine Gros (F) to Philippe Mellac, July 30
Clifford Jurgens (NL) to Erena Hamming
Donna Matthews (USA-TR) to Glenn W. Mitchell, July 30
Anita Mutsaerts (NL) to Wim De Ruyter, Sept. 3
Vinciane van Meerbeeck (B) to Michel Tyteca
Janet von Eschen (USA-TR) to James W. Schroeder, June 4, 1966


Gunnel Bergstrom (SF) shown on graduation day from secondary school

Achint Mathur (IND) at Villanova U. seeking a B.S. in mechanical engineering...

Chris Sander (D) a physics major at the Free U. in Berlin---he chaperoned SC students on the Seven Seas this past summer . . . Thanks to Marit Norheim (N) for her thoughtful letter---"only now do I realize how much my year in the U.S. meant to me." Marit is attending a teacher-training school in Oslo with hopes initially to teach in elementary school, then either to teach sewing and designing or English in high school ... Marie-Ange Lascar (F) Du Fourmantelle is back in Paris with her husband and two children (the second, Cyrille B. Victor, born April 2) after living in Java where her engineer-husband was working on a dam construction project. She is continuing her studies at the Sorbonne and is currently working on an English translation of the Gospels . . . Kimiko Ikeda (J) at International Christian U. majoring in politics and international relations... Mike Ford (USA-BR) spent 5 months in Sao Paolo with the Pomona College Semester Abroad program . . Anna Dogani (GR) working at public Power Corporation ... Vera Mody (PAK) at College of Home Economics in Karachi . . . Carlos Quesada (CR) in New York last June for a Pan Am sales course at the main office; he spent a month traveling around the States and visiting his family . . . Sylvie Colin (F) visited her host family, Dr. and Mrs. Bjorklund, in Berkeley, Calif., accompanied by host sister Kristi, who had completed a year in Europe at the U. of Bordeaux ... Selby Smith (USA-ZA) at Princeton---he roomed with a South African boy last term...

Jon Dobloug (N) sent us the following information: Liliana Barrenechea (RA) studying to be a physical therapist; Zulema Rejtman (RA), married on May 28, is studying law and teaching English; Wendy Christian (AUS) was married last March; Bernadette Masson (B) studying to be an English and Spanish interpreter; Aurea Moreira Jorge (BR) working for Brazil's main gas company; Solange Couto Costa (BR), married July 9, is majoring in English with a minor in Portugese; Heidi Goncalves Coutinho (BR) has switched from art to psychology. Karen Lodberg Sorensen (DK), married in the summer of '65, is a studying to be a teacher: Tapani Vihma (SF) and Sirpa Lehto (SF) are both studying medicine at the U. of Helsinki, Michele Felizzola (F) working at the Nice airport; Peter Goth (D) studying law after completing military duty; Corinna Johannsen (D) studying dramatics and taking lessons in acting and singing; Gudrun Lubbermann (D) was married last March; Ralph Solveen (D) studying law; Marjory Rankin (GB) a radiographer (X-ray operator) in London; Gillian Wray (GB studying philology; Yasuyo Iguchi (J) a junior at Tokyo U. of Education, majoring in American Literature in Tokyo; Ole Bohn (N) studying music at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen; he spent this past summer with the Oslo Philharmonic; Wilbert Candelaria (RP) at U. of Manila; Annika Larsson (S) studying law at U. of Lund. During the summer she guided Swedish tourists in Spain; Jan Sture Larsson (S) changed his name to Neuman. He completed Russian language studies at U. of Goteborg and planned to take either Spanish or history of religion; Toshiko Minami (J) studying English and American literature in Tokyo; Abu Zobu (TR) has graduated from the American College for Girls and is planning to study either sociology or literature. She has taken up acting and is working for the Turkish-American Field Service; Flavio De Sa Carvaiho (BR) at school for industrial design in Rio; Jonna Kiaer (DK) at U. of Copenhagen after a year in Dijon, France; Maddalena Malni (I) studying chemistry at U. of Trieste; Olaf Aasland, Anne Bakken, Carl Krefting and Per Haga (N) all studying medicine at U. of Oslo; Sigrun Andenaes (N) studying medicine in Reykjavik, Iceland; Gurid Bjornstad (N), a teacher, is engaged to be married; Kristen Ebbing (N) finishing preliminary courses at U. of Oslo and planning to take French; Live Hov (N) studying to be an actress; Helga Kolbjornsrud (N) a nurse; Solvor Kolsrud (N) and Annbjorge Maseide (N) both studying physical therapy; Schack Lystrup (N), who studied Russian while in the Army, has been stationed in Moscow for six months; Elisabeth Mohn (N) spent a year in Switzerland working as a secretary before her return this summer for a visit to her California family; Sverre Refstad-Olsen (N) in Switzerland studying medicine; Liv Saether (N) at U. of Oslo; Inger Sagatun (N) continuing with political interests while studying to be a teacher; Sigurd Sjursen (N) at U. of Oslo taking math; Ole Syvertsen (N) gives a lot of his spare time to soccer while studying history of religion at the U. of Oslo; Karin Theodorsen (N) studying English at U. of Oslo; Didrich Tonseth (N) studying law; Synnove Vinsrygg (N), recently engaged, is studying history of art; Turid Weiby (N) completed Teacher's College; Gerd Anne Westergaard (N) secretary for AFS'/N; Unni Wikan (N) spent a year in Egypt before returning to U. of Oslo; Jon Dobloug (N), to whom we are indebted for the above information, is studying philosophy at the U. of Oslo.

Bus #7 last year in Huntington, Pa. Right: Ruth M. C. de Mendonca (BR '63), AFS Overseas Representative in Rio, and Ralph R. Lifschits (BR '61) were married on July 18th, 1966.

Claudia Lapp (USA-TR) spending half her junior year studying French literature in Lyons . . Stephanie Schmitz (USA-S) attending the Sorbonne, with hopes of visiting her family in Trelleborg before her return... Yolanda Avetikian (RCH) visited her family and traveled around the U.S. last summer... Nan Flood Salamon (USA-SF) living with her husband in Inglewood, Calif... Luis San Miguel Ayuso (E) in 3rd year at U. of Madrid studying economics and also working for the Spanish branch of a Dutch Import-Export Company as Ass't. Director... Jeanne Feldmeier (USA-RP) a junior at U. of California at Santa Barbara... Ute Simon (D) personally reported her impending marriage to Veir Heidbrink (D'61) during her summer visit to AFS INT'L. Headquarters. . . Sotirios Youroukos (GR) studying medicine at U. of Athens; he visited his American family in Hingam, Mass, before chaperoning group of returning WP students last summer... Jean Gafiney (USA-DK) attending art classes at two colleges in Notodden, Norway since being accepted by the Scandinavian Seminar for a year of study---"My AFS experience, I think, was an important factor in my acceptance by the Seminar... Marjatta Seppa (SF) was married on July 3 to James Hershey of Kansas City. When she completes nurses training in Helsinki, she will come to K.C. to live. Her husband has a teaching fellowship at the U. of Missouri at K.C. in biology... Nadia Baio (I) sent us news about returnees working in the AFS/Milan office. She was graduated from the Interpreter's School in Milan and is now a full-time AF'S employee; Gabriella Achilli Seghizzi (I) and her husband have a baby boy named Andrea; Holding a part-time job in the office is Giuliana Migliavacca (I'62) Ciapponi; Pietro Malaspina Di Orezzoli (I'57) is the current Overseas Representative... Marie Boyer Le Bozec (F) was married to a physician last Spring and is taking care of the administrative part of his work. They live in a village near Bagnoles... Stieg Ingvarsson (S) back at the Stockholm School of Economics after a three-month tour of North America. He sends greetings to all from Bus #41... "Gabe" Mazza (I) a senior at Florida Presbyterian College working towards a degree in sociology... Anne-Karine Knudsen (N) and husband Tor Strommen visited her American sister in Detroit this past summer. . . Elaine Ashton (UK) was graduated from Nottingham U. with an honors degree in chemistry. She visited AF'S and her American family this past summer and returned to Nottingham to take an education course to qualify as a teacher. She reported that Meg Gosling (UK'62) also was graduated from Nottingham, with a degree in politics and that Rubens Goldstein (U) is going for a degree in textiles. . . Elizabeth Bowman (SD) spent the 64-65 year working and traveling in England and on the Continent, and has returned to Swaziland, where she was married, on Oct. 15, to Derek James, a sugar farmer... Grant Hammond (NZ) a 3rd year law student at Auckland U.---he's engaged to Miss Jackie Green. Renato Bucci (I) wants his Bus #20 friends to know he was in California for a training course last summer... Rey Filandrianou (GR) in 3rd year of chemistry at U. of Athens.

1964

Marriages
Annette Andersson (S)
to Hakan Lernvik, July 10
Ingala Eisenkramer (D) to Winifried Seibert, Sept. 2
Aspasia Frangou (GR) to George Politopoulos, Apr. 16
Virginia Loayza-Claros (BO) to Gloria Torrico, July 9
Josefina Aurufat Novati (E) to Michael Moss, June 15
Maria Luiza Vellozo (BR) to Jose Angelo Nunes Muniz, July 9
Maria E. Vidaurre (RCH) to David G. Carta, June 11


Silvia Sadun (EQ) currently working with the Alliance for Progress i Guayaqujl after a brief stint as bilingual secretary in a tourist office. Jon Arthur Hanshus (USA-TR) is one of three winners in the U.S. chosen o receive a "Young Americans Medal for Service" for his efforts in leading a group of Eau Claire H.S. students in Wisconsin in the formation of a youth employment service. More than 700 previously non-existent jobs were found for youths in the area by the "Young Employment Service" planners. Employment included grass cutting and lawn work, changing storm windows and screens, baby sitting, running errands and cleaning basements, attics and garages. Jon is currently at Dartmouth as a pre-med student... Hernan Gatica-Leiva (RCH) studying journalism at the U. of Chile in Valparaiso, working summers at the Municipal Gambling Casino in Vina Del Mar as a croupier...

Left photo. Lynn Kaiser USA-F) stayed with the Arnaud family in Marseilles. She is shown with Liiiane Arnaud (F '66) in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Right photo. Helen Deveze (F '64) spent two months in the U.S. last summer visiting her host family in New York and Conni Young (USAF '65), her AA. sister and her family in Darien, Conn. Helene majors in English at the U. of Dijon and Conni is at Wellesley.

Sandra Whitaker (USA-NZ) returned to New Zealand over a year ago with her family and while living in Christchurch did a 4-1/2 month independent study on Maori culture with Dr. Roger Duff, one of the leading authorities on the subject. She's now back at Denison U. majoring in social anthropology. . . Claudio Cardella (I) studying engineering in Rome. Anne Dilworth (USA-J) at U. of California, and reportedly engaged. Jeff Melczer (USA-RA) at U. of Padua on the U. of California Education Abroad program... Siegmund Krieger (D) studying Greek and Hebrew to prepare for the ministry. He would like to hear from the "Fabulous 51". Hellas Zoumara (GR) an air hostess with Olympic. . Sally Seanor (USA-SF) reported that both her Finnish father and sister have visited her in the U.S... Upon finishing the gymnasium, Steen Pedersen (DK) went into the Danish Army and is now in Cyprus as a member of the UN peacekeeping force. He sends special greetings to all AFSers on Bus #72... Margaret Shepard (USA-J) was back in Japan last summer attending school in the International Division of Sophia U., Tokyo, thanks to Georgetown U. and the Japan Society of New York. . . Monica Sternberg (RCH), married on Sept. 3 to Aliro Olave, may now be in Paris, where her husband has a scholarship to study. She previously had been employed as interpreter and private secretary... Nancy Cooke (USA-BR) a sophomore at Denison U., hoping to start an AFS Club... Erkut Yucaoglu (TR) attending Robert College School of Engineering. He wants his friends to know his new address: 1382 Sok. No. 7/5, Alsancak, Izmir... Vera Lange (D), now married to Mr. Tahir Kitchlew is living in Rawalpindi, West Pakistan... Marianne Brodie (FM) in England studying nursing for a 3-year course at Hammersmith Hospital---in the male surgical ward---primarily heart and kidney operations...

Mitsukazu Shiboh (J) entered Amherst College this past Fall... Karen Wexler (USA-SF) in her second year at Barnard College, with plans to major in art history. She reports that her Finnish father is teaching at Bowling Green College for the '66-'67 academic year, with the whole family in tow... Eva Danielsson (S) in Yugoslavia, for "an exchange year of sorts, for learning and understanding and finding a way of life with people"... Eileen Skaug, "sister" to Sandra Thomas (USA-N) visited the Thomas family for six months---"It is a pleasure to have Eileen in our home," wrote Mrs. Thomas... Ria Mark (NL) was able to join her American parents in Minnesota for a two-week vacation last summer at the lakes there. She's studying at the U. of Utrecht and hopes to teach next year.. . Bruno Orru (I) studying economics at the U. of Cagliari, Sardinia and tutoring in English---he'd like to know if, when and where Bus #32 will meet for a reunion. . . Nancy De Jong Schouwenburg (NL) breathlessly reported on a 6-week trip she and four friends made through Europe, traveling by car with a trailer that could be transformed into a tent. The previous summer she saw her brother and sister-in-law in Africa. Now she's back studying French in Holland and playing the violin. . . Alba Duhagon (U) working for the Alliance for Progress... Margarita Espanol (U) with Air France... George Fritz (A) studying Christian philosophy at Strasbourg---last summer he spent his vacation working with the Catholic Seaman's Mission in Hamburg... Paolo Kroeff (BR) on scholarship at Drew U., Madison, N.J., studying business and economics. After a year he'll return to Brazil to work in the shoe business and to his fiance, Maria Lucia Solla from Sao Paolo... "Pomi" Nayak (IND) in Medical School, with two years to go for her degree... Rosemary Long (SD) at U. of Natal, doing a B.Sc. . . Jorma Paukku (SF) studying politics with hopes for a diplomatic career. He recently completed service in the Air Force with Jussi Penttilae (SF) who was accepted as interpreter with Finnish UN troops...

Shona Hammond (NZ) was chosen "Miss Teachers College 1966" and played the lead, Nellie Forbush, in the Hamilton Operatic Society's "South Pacific" production. She plans marriage in January, 1967 to engineering student John Boys... Iris Hammond (NZ) is Women's President at Hamilton Teachers College. After completing training for a Teacher's Certificate, she will study at Canterbury, Christchurch, to be a speech specialist. She is continuing her vocal training and entertaining. . . Shona and Iris wish to send regards to everyone from Buses #71 and #33. . . Bruce Feat (CH) a junior on U. of Wisconsin Honors Program and president of the Debating Club, is spending his Junior Year Abroad in Freiburg, Germany... Barbel Lerche (D) studying chemistry at Technical U. in Berlin---she spent her summer vacation visiting family and friends in Gettysburg, Pa... Yolanda Gutierrez-Perdomo (CO) received her B.A. from the Colegio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. . . Shahla Masood (IR) a pre-med student attending Shiraz U. . . Christine Periquet (F) engaged to be married---she and her fiance plan a Sept. '67 marriage after he completes his political science studies. Christine is in Paris, working as a guide for German and English-speaking students and attending university classes...

1965

Mary Van Bibber (USA-DK) at U. of Connecticut, visited her Danish family in Mern this past summer...

News from Bus #7, shown last year in Huntington, Pa.: Jane Needs (GB) concentrating on elementary education studies; Anne Roland (F) living in Paris and going for a law degree; Silvia Torelli (RA) majoring in anthropology and volunteering her services in community development projects; Lillian Ner (RP) in pre-nursing at Holy Ghost College in Manila and Julie Samson (AUS) planning a career in psychology or social work.

At left in the photo on this page is Lynn Kaiser (USA-F), who stayed with the Arnaud family in Marseilles. She's shown visiting with her "sister", Liliane Arnaud (F''66) in Muskogee, Oklahoma...

Hans-Joachim Fitze (D) wants his friends to know he's moved to Sindelfingen, Theodor-Heuss-Strabe 101...

Marijke Van Der Meer (NL) a student of medicine at the U. of Groningen; she spent part of last summer working in a hospital and the remainder on vacation in France...

Alba Lopez Ortega (GCA) was thrilled with the visit of Mrs. Wyatt to Guatemala last June.

Al Prates (BR) and Jorge Suarez (U) ask all Bus #42 members to write to their chaperones, who have shown interest in printing a newsletter.

Cinnie Austin (USA-BR) received a $600 Elks scholarship to the U. of Iowa. . . Jim Yerges (USA-J) wrote that his Japanese father, a prominent orthopedic surgeon, was invited to a joint meeting of the American and Japanese Orthopedic Associations held in Colorado, visiting with his firm's family afterwards. He reported that the doctor's contacts may open a new exchange of interns and medical teachers. . . Maria Teresa Lee (PA) informed us that her American sister, Peggy Kerr, is spending a 6-month semester at Balboa H.S., Canal Zone... Last June, New York area returnees Sue Gantz (USA-D), Cindy Morris (USA-D), Mark Landsberg (USA-D) and Barb Taylor (USA-D) with her visiting German sister Cornelia, met for a get-together with their Hamburg advisor Ulrike Graup (D'61)... Rick Hanson (USA-D) at Stanford U., having won a Lockheed Leadership Scholarship which will pay for tuition, all fees and $500 a year for all four years. . . Carlos Ossenbach-Sauter (CR) working as a brick-layer and carpenter in Koblenz, Germany for the six months practical work required of all pre-architecture students.

IN MEMORIAM     Kenneth J. Coor (USA-DK'60), July 23, 1965, in a car accident.

Ulla-Lena Lundberg (SF) has completed her second book, a novpl, which appeared this Fall, and two radio plays, one broadcast this Fall arid the other to be presented in the Spring. . . Bey Wilson (USA-N) and Bob Vitrikas (USA-IR) reported that they finally got together again this past summer after "missing the boat" in Rotterdam the summer before... Sigrun Steinthorsdottir (IS) wrote that Bus #33 had a reunion last summer in Norway and Sweden and plans another in one-two years... Joan Leonard (USA-TR) at Fresno State... Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Zimmerman of Battle Creek, Mich. attended the wedding of their "daughter" Nongnart Nianisiri (T) in Bangkok to former PCV Louis Setti.. . Thomas H. Short (USA-D) at the School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C. . . Ann Robertson (USA-BR) spent last summer at the U. of Poitires in La Rochelle, France under a program of the American Institute for Foreign Study. Carl Penndorf (USA-EAU) reported that his Ugandan brother, studying at Springfield College, and his father, on a six-week tour to examine American beef cattle, had the opportunity to meet his own family in Wellesley---"It was one of the best weekends I have ever had, showing the Kamanyis my town, as they had shown me theirs, only one year before." Carl's in his first year at Harvard... Carolyn Smith (GB) going for an L.L.B. at Southampton U.---she's been involved with dramatics at the U., had a walk-on in a recent competition and appeared in Richard II at the Edinburgh Festival. Ineke Van der Schafi (NL) majoring in Spanish at U. of Amsterdam; she's towed in the girl's crew for the University this past year. Her American parents and sister visited with her last summer.

Mujabi Mpaka (EAU) was one of the delegation from Uganda to Stayanger, Norway to attend the YMCA World Youth Conference from June 28 to July 7. He represented Africa on the 11-man steering committee which was responsible for the day-to-day conduct of the Conference, attended by 740 representatives from 27 countries. The theme of the Conference was, "I Want to be Free." "At the end of the Conference," wrote Mujabi, "the delegates resolved that they would use their abilities more fully in the service of their fellow man, demonstrating greater tolerance and understanding in their relationships with other people."

Vidar (N) and Klaus (DK) sent postcard greetings from their reunion in Denmark to all from Bus #72... Renne de Waard (NL) at Higher Technical School in Haarlem... Riitta-Liisa Kolehemainen (SF) in her second year of medical school at the U. of Helsinki. Last summer she took an extensive trip around Europe, visiting AFSers Lilian Rota (I), Luciano Castro (I), Ivan Rodaschini (I'61), Gabriella Urbano (I), Helga Kollik (A) and Dono Hulsker (NL'59). . . Beate May (D) at U. of Wurtzburg.. . Gregorio Climaco (RP) studying accounting at La Salle College... Mary Karakassi (GR) in publicity department of Chrysler Corporation in the Interpress advertising agency.

1966

Martin George (D) went to Greece shortly after his return and while his train stopped in the Thessaloniki station for a half hour he and Marietta Ioannidov (GR) and Zoe Hatzipavlou (GR) reminisced about Bus #31. Martin plans a ski trip to the Alps and a bicycle trip around Germany too, so that he can get to know his own country. Martin Barron (SR) will be studying in England. He wrote to tell us that he finds AFS valuable beyond words in retrospect, but even so, he is speaking more on his experience in the U.S. now than he did on Rhodesia while he was at Deerfield, so he hopes his words aren't too inadequate.