Burlingame High School - Class of 1955
News Bytes from 1999

In Memoriam - Marilyn Inez (Dickman) Short, 1938-1998 (see biography with her Senior Photo)

(June 1999) The Monterey Peninsula Herald reports that Peter Ueberroth and a group of investors have negotiated a deal to purchase the Pebble Beach golf resort. Peter's biography also includes a stint as head of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee in 1984, Time Magazine Man of the Year(1984), and major league baseball's commissioner from 1984 to 1988. Peter was a product of Washington Elementary School and attended Burlingame High School for about two years before he moved. In his book "Made In America", the story of his Los Angeles Oympic Organizing Committee experience, Peter included a photo of his cub scout days. The picture was taken by Jim Gettins' mother at Grey Whipple's house. ( I do not believe I have violated any copyright since the picture was scanned from my own original copy.)

Several biographical sketches of Peter Ueberroth's life can be read by visiting the Constituents page on this website.


(May 1999) From the Summer 1999 Panther Postscripts. Arlene (Borelli) Hipsher is now on the Board of Directors of the Burlingame High School Alumni Association. Congratulations, Arlene. (Ed. note: Arlene served on the BHS Diamond Jubilee Committee.)

(May 1999) Carla Hendershot retired last December after a career with the State of California Dept. of Parks and Recreation. You will find her doing volunteer work at Mission San Juan Bautisa where she worked for many years.

(June 1999) Jim Manwaring retires from teaching after 37 years in the Santa Rosa school system. Enjoy your retirement Jim, you have paid your dues.

(June 1999) Those of you who attended Washington Elementary School may recall a classmate, George Schroeder. He attended BHS his freshman and sophomore years and then his family moved to the east coast. He participated in the NROTC program at the University of North Carolina and became a Navy pilot. On leaving the service he joined American Airlines and progressed to flight captain. George is married to Hungarian baroness Zsuzsi von Hadnagy of Budapest and New Orleans. George retired in 1998; he and Zsuzsi live in Fort Worth and have a summer home in Pacific Grove.

(Sept 1999) Grey Whipple has returned from a driving trip to Michigan and two weeks in France and Belgium. He and wife, Lillian, spent a day with classmate Bill Knorp and wife, Judy, at their home on Traverse Bay in northern Michigan.

(Sept 1999) In a letter to friends, Dee (Williams) Ropers writes of her trip to Russia. She was with a group from her town of San Miguel in Mexico. She oohs and aahs over the Hermitage, the Church on the Spilled Blood, Moscow, Red Square, the Armory, Gorky Park, the Moscow Circus, and the Bolshoi performing "Swan Lake". On the way home she met Sue Stoll Egan in New York to visit theater and art exhibits.

(Sept 1999) In Memorium - we have it on good authority that Rolf Herrmann died in an industrial accident many years ago. No details are available.