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Agnes Scott 


FALL 1975 


The Year of 
The Woman 





EDITOR/Martha Whatley Yates 45 





Virginia Brown McKenzie 47 

Martha Whatley Yates '45 

Betty Medlocl< Lackey '42 

Frances Strother 


PRESIDENT/Jane King Allen 59 


REGION l/Cissie Spiro Aidinoff 51 
REGION ll/Dot Weakley Gish 56 
REGION Ill/Mary Duckworth Gellerstedt 46 
REGION IV/Margaret Gillespie 69 

SECRETARY/Eleanor Lee McNeill 59 

TREASURER/Lamar Lowe Connell '27 


Pages 6.8,1 0-Chuck Rogers; Page 1 1 -Kimball 
Corson; Page 1 2-Courtesy of Dr Theodore Mathews. 
Page 21 -Courtesy of Patricia Stringer '68; Page 23- 
Courtesy of Evelyn Satterwhite 27 


Copy and announcements submitted for inclusion in 
the next three issues of the Quarterly should be 
received by the editor by the following dates: 

Spring (publication, March 31 . 1976). 
December 31, 1975; 

Summer (publication. July 30. 1976). 
April 30. 1976 

Fall (publication. September 30. 1976). 
June 30. 1976 

Manuscripts by. about, or of interest to ASC alumnae 
are welcome, and should be submitted typed double- 
spaced, in duplicate, and accompanied by a stamped, 
self-addressed envelope 

MEMBER/Council for the Advancement and Support 
of Education 

Spring and Summer by Agnes Scott College. Decatur. 
Georgia. Second class postage paid at Decatur. 
Georgia 30030 






The Moving Finger Writes. . . 

Letters to the Editor 

Woman and Higher Education 

By Martha Yates 

Troubles in academia. . .Validity of liberal arts, 
women's colleges, ASC. . .What does ASC offer? 
, , , After graduation, what?. . .What of the future? 

IViain Points 

New trustees added to Board. . .Catherine Sims 
returns. . .Printmaker joins faculty. . .Retirement 
dinner to feature biblical scholar . . . Glee Club 
performs in Vienna . . . French assistant comes 
to campus. . .Alumna entertains desert travelers. 

With the Clubs 

Nine clubs formed in 1975.. .Columbia... Young 
Atlanta. , .Fairfield -Westchester. 


Colloquium of the Seven 
. . .Tchaikovsky 

We Minded the Store 
A Self-Portrait. 


Five alumnae leave bequests. . . Do you need a 
transcript?. ..New members join Executive Board 
. . . Suitcase Seminar . . . Interested in Throwing? . . . 
Who gets the mail? . . . Outstanding Alumnae 
Awards ballot . . . Did you know? 

Dean Samuel Guerry Stukes 


Trip to England 
Class News 
From the Director 

The Moving 

Letters to the Editor 


The prodigal has returned. But hold 
he fatted calf and break out the cottage 
:heese instead. 

After years of busyness with my own 
ife, and of watching from the sidelines 
he happenings of the College and 
he Alumnae Association, I am back, 
nvolved, immersed in the life of the 
ampus, and loving it! 

Having been an infrequent supporter 
)f the Alumnae Association, and a 
legligent donor to the Fund, I am now, 
IS any convert would be, the most 
/ocal and ardent advocate of both, 
ieing on the scene, I have visual proof 
)f the scope of the records kept on 
;very alumna, for instance (did you ' 
enow they have you filed five 
jifferent ways?), and of the services 
iffered to each of us by the Association 
ind the College. And no longer do I 
kim over the annual reports, presidential 
ind fmancial. The names are now 
jeople, and the numbers represent the 
)peration of an energetic, accomplishing, 
jrowing institution disseminating one 
)f the best educational experiences 
ivailable to women today. 

And I've learned, for example, that 
vhen Dr. Perry appeals to a foundation 
or an endowment, the first figure 
le is asked to present is the percentage 
)f contributing alumnae. Understandable; 
f we don't have enough faith in ASC 
o give it our financial support, why 
hould they? So I'll be talking a great 
ieal about alumnae contributions, but 
rom the standpoint of letting you 
now where your money is going, and 
vhy every dollar is needed. 

About the Quarterly. I'm sure that 
'ou've read and enjoyed it as I have, 
Lnd have seen the steady improvement 
n content and style, particularly 
luring the past year. Even though 1 
vill introduce my own style and 
nnovations, there will still be news of 
he classes and other familiar features, 
Ithough some may travel under 
lew names. 

I agree wholeheartedly with a former 
ditor of a sister college's magazine 
vhen she said that the business of an 

umnae publication should be to 
.nswer two questions: What has 
lappened to all of us since we left 
:ollege, and how is it with the College 
low? I would add a third requirement. 1 
hink that the publication should also 
ttempt to continue your education by 
iroviding searching, thought-provoking 
rticles of wide interest to college- 
ducated women. 

To the Editor: 

I have just read the Spring, 1975 
Alumnae Quarterly, and enjoyed it 
very much. I am always proud of 
our publications. 

Martha Ballard Webb '23 

Tennille, Georgia 

To the Editor: 

I enjoyed looking through the 

class list in the Fund appeal, and am 

reminded again what a great bargain 

my education was from Agnes Scott. 

Martha Rhodes Bennett '44 

Bronxville, New York 

To the Editor: 

I was especially interested in the 
article "Gladly Lerne and Teche — 
Beacon School", in your Alumnae 
Quarterly, Spring, 1975. You were 
very kind to give us extra copies 
which we distributed at the August 
meeting of the Board of Education. 
It is very good to have a college 
such as Agnes Scott close by. The 
administration is always cooperative. 
We continue to appreciate having 
such good neighbors. 

(Miss) Vee Simmons 


City Schools of Decatur 

Decatur, Georgia 

To the Editor 

Please send me a current catalog 
on the college and courses offered. 
Any other material would be 
appreciated; for example, what's 
been the major concern of student 
government? Are there now ways 
for students to become actively 
involved in community affairs? How 
effective is the career counseling 
and placement service? I guess I'm 
more concerned about projecting 
the students forward, beyond their 
four years at Agnes Scott. 

Karen Conrads '71 

Atlanta, Georgia 
See lead article, this issue. Ed. 

(And the great "Miss"/"Mrs."/"Ms." 
controversy rages on:) 

To the Editor: 

The letter from Margery DeFord 

Hauck '57 rang a bell. Do you realize 
that the only items still addressed 
to me as "Miss" are from Agnes Scott 
and my mother? Is there a 
relationship, do you think? Anyway, 
please change my title from "Miss" 
to "Ms." in future mailings. 
Lynn B. Denton '63 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

To the Editor: 

Please do not change my name. 
I've been very proud to be Mrs. 
Chris Sinback. Even though Chris war 
killed in 1965, I still want to receive 
mail by that name. 

Mary Moss Sinback '39 
Louisville, Kentucky 

To the Editor: 

I find it somewhat amazing that 
a women's college still uses "Miss" 
and "Mrs." as forms of address. 
Women's liberation has often shown 
that women are their own worst 
enemies! I'm by no means a radical 
liberationist, but I see no reason 
why it is more important to know 
if a woman is married than if 
a man is. 

Carolyn M. Craft '64 
New Haven, Connecticut 

To the Editor: 

The majority of my 
correspondence is addressed to 
"Mrs. James A. King." I like it! 
1 find the "title" far from absurd 
or laughable. Please continue to use 
my married name. 

Mary Neely Norris King '45 
Raleigh, North Carolina 

It is my ambitious intention to try 
to keep these criteria as my guide. Your 
help, support, and prayers will be 
welcome, and — it's great to be back! 

Oh, yes. The column's title? Unhappily, 
that's the way I type — one finger 
per hand! 

Martha Yates '45 




Woman and 
Higher Education 

Martha Yates 

In this International Year of the Woman, it would 
do well to assess the status of the single most 
important thing in woman's efforts to achieve full, 
recognizable, tangible gains — higher education. 
There's no argument; without a better-than- 
adequate education, the woman of today — 
and tomorrow — will be unable to grow and to 
attain her goals, whether they are for financial or 
personal fulfillment. So how is it with higher 
education today? And how does its condition 
affect college women — those who are still 
undergraduates, and those who are alumnae? 

To say that private, single-sex, liberal arts 
colleges have had rough going during the past 
few years is to belabor the obvious; all colleges 
and universities have had serious problems. In the 
past decade, every student-institution relationship 
has been challenged, tried, and changed. Those 
problems are, hopefully, over. Now, however, 
new ones arise. Beset by a steadily decreasing 
college-age population (down from a 1955 peak 
birth rate per 1000 of 25.0, to an estimated 15.8 in 
1975); by astronomically high operating costs 
that include salaries of faculties top-heavy with 
members who were tenured during the time 
of the engorged enrollments of the Sixties; 
and by the insistent demands of students that 
they be equipped for instantaneously successful 
careers upon graduation, the colleges and 
universities are facing their worst crisis 
in recent memory. 

Nor are these the only problems. Faculties 
are restive and many are striking and joining 
unions. During the second week of the 1975-76 
academic year, members of the faculties of 
the University of Bridgeport, of Rhode Island 
Junior College, of Thornton, an Illinois 
community college, and of the eight Chicago 
City Colleges, were striking for increased 
salaries, broader fringe benefits, and greater 
compensation for teaching classes above 
a teacher's normal load. As a result of the strike, 
Norman G. Swenson, president of the faculty 
union at the Chicago colleges, was sentenced to 


five months in jail for violation of a court 
injunction against the walkout. The strikes 
were settled, but only after a three-week 
disruption of classes. 

Like it or not, collective bargaining has arrived 
on campuses across the country. According 
to the Sept. 15, 1975, Chronicle of Higher 
Education, "Leaders of teacher unions expect 
more major faculty collective-bargaining elections 
to take place during 1975-76 than in any of the 
past several years." Bargaining elections are 
expected at such diverse institutions as the Florida 
state university system (10,000 members), Kent 
State, Iowa's community colleges, Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute, Northeastern, and, among 
others, the Universities of Nebraska, Nevada, 
Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, 
Pittsburgh, and Vermont. 

Students expect more than a crust of bread 

Why, suddenly, are faculties thrust into 
positions formerly acceptable only for members 
of business and industry, but unthinkable 
for academics? 

For precisely the same reason that both houses 
of Congress saw fit to override President Gerald 
Ford's veto, and pass the whopping big $7.9 
billion appropriation needed for education during 
fiscal 1975: because colleges are in trouble. 
Their costs have exceeded the rate of inflation, 
and without the allocated funds, educational 
institutions would have had to increase student 
costs. Expenses are already high; students expect 
more than a crust of bread, hard benches, 
and slates on which to do their work. This is 
an age of sophistication: sophisticated equipment, 
sophisticated careers, and sophisticated students. 
No longer are all freshmen entering college 
straight out of high school; many have taken 
off a year or two to work, to travel, to "get it 
all together." Most know what they want from 
college and intend to get it, especially so because 
in many cases, the money paying for that 
education is money they earned themselves. 
The students are serious about college; they are 
not enrolled to evade the draft or because it 
is the acceptable thing to do. They are in college 
because they are sophisticated, and they know 
that they will be graduating into a world of 
sophisticated, stringent, selective demands. They 

know that they will have to elbow aside other 
applicants for every job and every opening 
in graduate school, and they know that they 
had better have the best possible preparation 
for any position they seek. 

The colleges and universities are trying to 
meet these demands by offering courses of study 
undreamed of — and unnecessary — thirty years 
ago. They offer study abroad; they participate 
in exchanges with colleges whose disciplines are 
completely foreign to their own; they open 
their doors to members of the opposite sex. Many, 
to defray the rising costs of operation, are being 
forced to accept less-than-brilliant scholars. 
In fact, as stated by Sam A. McCandless, program 
services officer for the College Entrance 
Examination Board, the national decline in 
Scholastic Aptitude Test scores (see box), 
"presents colleges with an increasingly difficult 
instructional challenge." 

And yet, as stated by Agnes Scott's President 
Marvin B. Perry in his 1974-75 annual report 
to alumnae and trustees, "Among students, 
faculty, and staff, I sense no weakening of our 
commitment to the liberal arts, to strong 
academic standards, to superior undergraduate 
teaching, to our Christian heritage and the 
honor code, and to our ideal of a lively and 
caring community of learning . . . The 
reaffirmation of such aims and the 
implementation of procedures and programs 
for realizing them with fresh action and renewed 
dedication have consumed a major share of 


SCORES 1966-1975 































Source: College 


Examination Board 



our time and energies during the past busy year." 

What procedures and programs? 

There were two changes in degree 
requirements made, for instance. The faculty 
reduced the maximum number of hours allowed 
in the major field from 80 to 72, and required 
work in at least one of the fine arts. They 
also decided to approve a combined degree, with 
the Georgia institute of Technology, whereby 
a student who is interested in engineering may 
obtain an Agnes Scott liberal arts degree plus a 
Georgia Tech engineering degree in five years. 

Perhaps the most interesting — and significant 
— curricular development of the past year was 
the expansion of the program for "Non-traditional 
Students," those women who are beyond the 
usual college age. These are the women termed 
by the April 20, 1975, New York Times as "The 
fastest growing segment in higher education." 
They now constitute 48% of the nation's 
ten million college students, an increase from 
39% of eight million students in 1970. 

Non-traditional students 

Agnes Scott currently has more than three 
dozen of these students, many of whom 
are married with families, most of whom are 
over thirty, and about a third of whom are degree 
candidates. They are women whose education 
had been interrupted, who are entering college 
for the first time, or who are taking refresher 
courses for their own enrichment. They are taking 
subjects ranging from English 101 to German, 
from music to French and psychology. But, except 
for their ages, it's difficult to categorize all of 
them specifically as "Non-traditional." Mildred 
Petty, Agnes Scott's assistant dean of the faculty, 
says, "It depends on the person defining them. 
There is one 36-year-old student, for example, 
who is taking a full fifteen-hour load, and who has 
already achieved degree-seeking status. By your 
and my terms, she's certainly non-traditional, yet 
according to the Treasurer's Office, she's a 
traditional student. But no matter how they are 
called, our goal at ASC is to make them feel 
comfortable in what is a very special program." 

Many of these students receive financial aid 
from Agnes Scott, either in the form of work 
scholarships or tuition grants, as do approximately 
40% of the traditional students; the figure rises 

to 60% when federal, state, and private aid are 
added to the total. The aid is necessary; even 
though the College's increases in tuition and fees 
(which are still lower than those of any other 
top-ranked women's college), have been less than 
the rising rate of inflation, the cost is high — 
about $4000 per year versus $1650 for the 
University of Georgia — and few families or 
students can guarantee being able to pay the 
entire cost themselves. (As an aid to private 
colleges, the state of Georgia gives each student 
entering such an institution a $400 tuition 
equalization grant.) 

And that education for which ASC students 
are paying so dearly, by whatever means, 
had better be worth it. There are already some 
33,000,000 working women in the U.S. today, 
and thousands more are added to their 
numbers each year. Competition is fierce. 

So why, in these career-oriented, ecumenical, 
anything-goes, sexy Seventies, would a young 
woman select Agnes Scott College? Why a small 
(569), expensive. Christian, liberal arts (what 
can she do when she graduates?), women's (only 
140 in the country), difficult (students, selected 
by a faculty committee, must have an SAT 
score of 1100 or above), college? 

Why liberal arts, anyway? In a 1974 study 
conducted by the American Council on Education, 
although there was an appreciable drop from . 
1966 in the number of undergraduates who 
intended to become educators, there was 
a marked increase in the number who chose 
bLisiness as a career. (Education, 58,920, business, 
72,288). There was a decline in the number 

An Agnes Scott woman'i future is limited only by her own 
particular talents and ambitions. 


selecting engineering as a goal (45,083), but an 
increase in those who want to enter the field of 
health, other than as medical doctors (98,950). It 
is apparent that the swing toward the technical 
sciences that was generated by the feverish 
excitement of the space program has slowed, 
and a steady course of realistic objectivity seems 
to be apparent. Even to other than its ardent 
advocates, there still seems to be a very real need 
for a liberal arts background, whether it is 
gained at an independent college or from part 
of a university's college of arts and sciences. 
It's the jumping-off point for almost any career. 

Why a liberal arts college? 

As Mark Van Doren states in his book, Liberal 
Education, "Liberal education is sometimes 
distinguished from useful education. All education 
is useful, and none is more so than the kind that 
makes men free to possess their nature . . . 
Intellectual activity is more than the application 
of knowledge, it is the search for truth; and 
truth found anywhere will have its affinities in 
other fields ... It is the fashion now to make fun 
of what used to be called 'formal discipline' 
in education . . . Both discipline and freedom are 
natural human desires, and each throws light 
upon the other. Men cannot be free unless their 
minds are free, but it is discipline that makes 
the mind free to realize its choices, to 
discriminate among them and determine their 
practicability." And from Cicero, "He who 

is ignorant of what happened before his birth 
is always a child." 

What about the young women entering 
college today? Why select a liberal arts college? 

In a Seotember, 1975 ASC Alumnae Quarterly 
poll of the 170 members of Agnes Scott's 
newest class, the overwhelming answer from 
the 160 who participated was, "To gain a well- 
rounded education." This response was worded 
in a number of ways, such as: "I wanted a 
diverse background" (13); or "I need a good 
education for whatever career I choose" (23); 
or "I wanted to be exposed to subjects I wouldn't 
have anywhere else" (15). Six students knew 
they needed a liberal arts background before 
specializing in their professions, which included 
law, education, divinitv, and veterinary medicine. 
Only 11 young women said that the fact that 
the College offers a liberal arts education was 
not important; the other 149 were emphatic in 
their declarations of a need for a well balanced, 
complete, varied, humanistic approach to 
education. Or, as one freshman, perceptive 
beyond her years, succintly stated, "1 wanted to 
be educated rather than trained." 

All right. So the young women who are 
admitted each year to Agnes Scott are dedicated 
to the idea of achieving a solid background 
for whatever else they plan for the remainder of 
their lives. But why a women's college? 

Why a women's college? 

"Only a few years ago," stated the New York 
Times on September 2, 1975, "the women's 
colleges seemed as obsolete as the corset, 
doomed to extinction by the general rush to 
co-education. Only a resolute few held out 
against these dire forecasts . . . Their faith appears 
to have been rewarded by this year's application 
and enrollment figures. The Women's College 
Coalition, representing 71 institutions, reports an 
over-all upturn of more than 3% . . . The most 
persuasive explanation of this turn of events 
is that these institutions are not being thought 
of as sheltered schools for future ladies and 
housewives, but rather have won the confidence 
and respect of self-reliant women attuned to 
the feminist movement." 

Of the 160 freshmen polled in the Quarterly 


survey, 26 said that they had no particular 
reason for choosing Agnes Scott, or that the 
fact that ASC is a women's college was 
unimportant. Fifteen others stated that they chose 
Agnes Scott, not a women's college, and three 
said they didn't choose it at all; their parents 
did. Running through all of the other answers, in 
one form or another, was a recurrent awareness 
of the need for women's growth and education, 
and, surprisingly, a resentment toward their 
male peers. Or, at any rate, toward a world that 
defers to those peers. Whatever their comments, 
however, it was transparently clear that 
(understandably) men were not far from their 
thoughts. Agnes Scott was chosen by five students 
because there are "no social pressures"; by two 
because there are no men to "put you down"; 
and by 14 because they would be able to 
concentrate without male distraction. Sixteen 
young women liked the fact that they would not 
be inhibited by the presence of men in the 
classrooms — ■ or the dormitories — and ten were 
relieved that there would be no competition over 
men, so that there could be more open friendships 
with other women. One young woman selected 
ASC because there would be no large amounts 
spent on sports programs that "primarily benefit 
men," and 16 students said that they liked the 
"relaxed atmosphere." But 24 women were 
outspoken in their desire to have the opportunity 
to hold leadership positions that "are generally 
held by men in a co-ed college," and 27 freshmen 
stated that a college for women offered more 
chances for them to assert themselves as women, 
to develop their potentials, and to prepare 
themselves to assume the positions that will open 
to them as women in the world of 1979. As 
one young woman tersely put it, "I chose a 
women's college so that the professors will 
consider me the potential breadwinner." 

Women in education 

There is no question that the women's 
movement has given a new importance to the 
women's college, and the programs are attuned to 
today's woman's needs. Jill Ker Conway, recently 
inaugurated president of Smith, feels that a 
women's college takes women's abilities and 
aspirations more seriously than do other 
institutions. And the Carnegie Commission on 

Sharing dormitory life is only one 

Higher Education reported in 1974 that women 
who attend women's colleges are more apt 
to hold leadership positions and to choose what 
were formerly considered to be traditionally 
male career fields. 

One of these fields, and probably the most 
important to women in education today — 
at whatever level or stage — is that of college 
president. Significant gains have been made: of 
the 140 women's colleges, 71 (including Coucher, 
Hunter, Smith, Wellesley, and Wheaton), now 
have women in the president's chair, and the 
number of women faculty members and 
department heads is increasing. 

In an effort to bring more women into the 
administrative picture, the Carnegie Corporation 
began its Administrative Intern Program for 
Women in Higher Education three years ago. 
Participating in the program are 16 colleges, 
including Agnes Scott, Coucher, Hollins, Mary 
Baldwin, Mills, Randolph-Macon, Skidmore, 
Sweet Briar, and Wheaton. 

Each intern accepted for the program spends 
ten months on a campus other than her own, 
receives a $7,500 stipend, and is assigned to a 
senior administrator. During the 1975-76 
academic year, Patricia Stringer '68 (diplome 
Universite de Lyon, M.A., Ph.D., Emory 

(perienced by Agnes Scott women 

University), is serving as an intern at Goucher. 
Her counterpart at ASC is Harriet Higgins, a 
1972 graduate of Wells who earned her master's 
degree in French at Middlebury College, 
Vermont. Applicants for the program must be 
nominated by one of the participating colleges, 
and must have an expressed interest in 
administration in higher education. With 
only sixteen openings to be filled, the 
competition is stiff, and applications must be 
returned to the offices of the deans 
by December of the year prior to the April 
notification of the successful applicants. 

Why Agnes Scott? 

All of these are encouraging signs, and speak 
wellof the future of women's colleges, but 
what of today, and what of the young woman 
who specifically selects Agnes Scott in 1975? 

In spite of all of the difficulties besetting 
educational institutions todav, the College must 
be doing something right. Confounding all 
reasonable expectations, and due in large part 
to the dedicated aggressiveness of the Admissions 
Office representatives — all alumnae — 

enrollments, including those of non-traditional 
students, is up over last year's figures. Given 
the College's determined selectivity, this is no 
small achievement. How does ASC manage 
to continue to attract the number and caliber of 
students who choose the College? 

Part of the answer can be found in the 
Quarterly survey made among the 1975 freshman 
class. The enrollment of this single class is up 
12% over last year's figures, the students come 
from 21 states and five foreign countries, there are 
19 who are daughters of alumnae, and ten 
freshmen attribute their first interest in Agnes 
Scott directly to personal contact with alumnae. 
Only six students said they had no particular 
reason for selecting the College; the other 154 
had decided opinions about their choice. 

What does ASC offer? 

Most of the young women had visited the 
College before making their decisions, and were 
variously impressed with "the friendly 
atmosphere," "the beautiful campus," and "the 
student-teacher ratio." One hundred and five of 
the freshmen chose Agnes Scott because of its 
reputation for academic excellence, for the size, 
for its proximity to Atlanta (and, coincidentally, 
to the young men of Georgia Tech, Emory, and 
the University!), for the life-style, and for the 
"personal and intellectual challenge." Ten of 
the students selected the College because of its 
honor code, closed dorms, and absence of 
sororities, and two for its good Christian 
atmosphere. Several were swayed by the 
academic standards plus the availability of 
financial aid, some by the reputation of a 
particular department, and some by the number 
of alumnae who go on to graduate schools. 
Some of the freshmen were influenced in their 
selection by family members, some by teachers, 
counselors, principals and the College's 
admissions representatives, and some because 
everyone on campus seemed "interested 
in learning." 

One young woman said that she liked the 
small size, because she would be an "individual 
instead of a number," several said they felt that 
this was where they were meant to be, and one 
summed up her enthusiasm with, "I just had 
to come to Agnes Scott!" 

striving A/orr 

Recognizing its commitment to these young 
women, Agnes Scott has initiated, in addition 
to the programs already outlined, many other 
innovations: The College now offers courses in 
accounting and economic decision-making . . . 
ASC offers opportunities for students to earn 
political science credit by working as interns in 
the U.S. or Georgia legislatures . . . Selected 
chemistry students are able to work with faculty 
researchers at the College and at Georgia State 
University ... In an urban sociology course, 
students have helped the city of Decatur develop 
a plan for improving a poor neighborhood 
. . . Seminars and symposiums involving everything 
from a study of the environment to creative 
writing to woman's place in our world are offered 
for additional learning experiences . . . Biology 
students spent part of the past summer traveling 
throughout the West with a faculty member, 
studying desert biology and conducting field work 
and research . . . The glee club has toured Europe, 
giving concerts and participating in workshops 
guided by conductors from all over the world . . . 
Black students observe Black History Week 
annually, inviting guest speakers to take part in 
their programs . . . Summer seminars in Europe, 
during the past year, included trips to Germany 
and Spain, under the leadership of members of 
each department, and more than 30 students 
participated in a Tudor-Stuart seminar conducted 
by a faculty member and held in England ... A 
qualified student may substitute for the work of 
her junior year, a year of study abroad in an 
approved program offered by an American 
college or university. 

After graduation - what? 

And after this plethora of diverse 
undergraduate education, then what? 

In a 1974 survey conducted by The ASC 
Alumnae Quarterly and summarized by lone 
Murphy, Agnes Scott's Director of Career 
Planning, of 343 respondents, 193 had already 
earned their master's (155), M.D.'s (4), Ph.D.'s 
(28), LL.B's (5), and B.D. (1). There were 46 who 
had work in progress toward graduate degrees, 
both master's and doctorates. 

What sort of careers do ASC graduates 
pursue? The alumnae ranks have always been 
graced by women who have been active in 

unpaid civic, social, and cultural work, and 
many of them have been publicly recognized for 
their efforts. But today, the scales are tipped 
toward the wage-earners, and of 290 alumnae 
polled in 1974, their fields range from 
microbiologist to flight attendant, from 
immigration officer to actress. The majority (156) 
entered areas of education, whether teaching 
at the college or elementary level, or working as 
directors of Christian education or as school or 
college administrators. There was a pronounced 
trend toward work in health- and science-related 
fields (33), and there were 18 in some area of 
the arts. It is apparent that an Agnes Scott 
graduate's career is limited only by her own 
particular talents or interests. 

Outstanding alumnae/ The future of ASC 

For those students and graduates who haven't 
yet decided on their career choice, or who are 
having problems establishing themselves in 
jobs, Agnes Scott's Office of Career Planning 
assists in writing resumes, advises on ways to 
conduct a successful job interview, and maintains 
a job referral service that matches applicants 
with prospective employers. 

Just how successful are some of the alumnae of 
Agnes Scott, and what do they list among 
their achievements? 

Let's start with the first recipient of the Agnes 
Scott Alumnae Association's Outstanding 
Alumna Award, Mary Wallace Kirk '11. Her 
service to the College has been exemplary. 
Not only was she one of the first women ever 
appointed trustee of a southern college (1917), 
but she was a leader in the campaign to raise 
funds to build the Alumnae House, the first 
constructed on a southern college campus. 
Widely traveled, Miss Kirk is an artist whose 
drawings are displayed in many notable galleries, 
and is the author of several books, the most 
recent of which is scheduled for fall publication. 

Then there's Catherine Marshall Le Sourd '36, 
whose name needs no identification anywhere 
that her dozen books have been read, or any 
place that the motion picture, "A Man Called 
Peter," has been shown. A woman of talent and 
of deep faith, she says of her education at 
Agnes Scott, "Everything ties back to Agnes Scott; 
I can't imagine being the same person without 


Proiiciency ib achieved in p/iys/cj/, .is wvll js 
mental, endeavors 

the four years here. There's no way to express 
the foundations from the experience. Doors to 
the mind opened — ideas were exciting — sitting 
in class, ideas fell like sparks on dry tinder. 
I was raised in my seat by enthusiasm. Liberal 
arts is relevant; it helps us become the people we 
should be. It's never wasted; it enables us to 
achieve. The light we get in poetry, music, 
reading can't be measured." 

How about Dr. Evangeline Papageorge '28, 
who, upon her retirement in August, 1975, as 
executive associate dean of Emory University's 
medical school, was honored with a scholarship 
fund in her name? The fund, totaling more 
than $45,000, will be used to provide scholarships 
for Emory University medical students, and is in 
recognition of her distinguished achievements as 
a member of the faculty of the medical school. 

Agnes Scott alumnae excel in all fields of 
academics, and Dr. Carolyn Wells '55, academic 
vice president and dean of Longwood College 
in Virginia, and Dr. Marion Leathers Kuntz '45, 
chairman of Georgia State University's foreign 
language department, are only two examples. 

There's no question that Agnes Scott's reason 

for being is the quality of graduates who leave 
her Gothic halls each year; but given those 
problems facing all institutions of higher learning 
today, will she be able to continue? In order 
to reach that goal, will the College have to 
diversify? No one can say at this point, but 
to survive, the College may have to explore 
many avenues, without sacrificing her dedication 
to excellence. 

The future may see ASC doing as tiny 
Shenandoah College, in Winchester, Virginia, 
has been forced to do during recent years. A 
conservatory of music, the college saw its 
enrollment dwindling to as low as 435 ten years 
ago. To attract more students, the school 
began offering courses in medical technology, 
recreational therapy, business management, 
nursing, and musical therapy. The strategy 
worked; the college is enjoying a record 
enrollment of 612, only 82 of whom are taking a 
straight liberal arts course. 

Although it is doubtful that Agnes Scott would 
ever offer any non-academic courses, there are 
other ways she may go. The College may offer 
associate degrees after two years of study, or 
she may take a clue from shopping centers 
and stay open at night, offering classes to 
adults. Or stress the continuing education 
concept. Or, the ultimate, establish a graduate 
school, offering master's degrees and doctorates. 

Whatever the future may hold, it is certain 
that the College will continue to produce 
women who, as the College's second president. 
Dr. James Ross McCain, told graduating classes, 
are not educated, but "have been given the 
keys to education." Nor is there any question 
that Agnes Scott will continue to adhere to the 
precepts and aims expressed by President Perry. 

"At Agnes Scott we shall continue to try to 
maintain a teaching and learning community 
dedicated to Christian values and the disciplined 
development of the whole person. How we teach 
and learn here are of vital importance; of equal 
importance is how we live, how we exemplify 
in our lives the values and disciplines we teach, 
the wisdom and good we seek . . . We must 
live our precepts if we are to affirm effectively 
the promise inherent in humane and liberal 
learning. This is the kind of living and learning 
which Agnes Scott will continue to pursue — for 
today's most insistent needs and tomorrow's 
larger hopes." a 


Main Points 

view Trustees are 
\dded to Board 

,s announced by President Marvin 
erry in his August Newsletter, 
gnes Scott has five new Board of 
rustees members, two of whom 
re alumnae. 

Katherine A. Ceffcken '49, who 
/as elected to Phi Beta Kappa while 
student at Agnes Scott, earned her 
lA. and Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr. 
he is professor of Latin and Creek 
t Wellesley, and is editor of the 
Jew England Classical Journal. She is 
ie author of Comedy In the Pro 
;aeiio, published in 1973. 

Nancy Holland Sibley '58 was 
lected to Mortar Board as an 
ndergraduate, and was included in 
Vho's Who among Students in 
imerican Universities and Colleges. 
ince her graduation, she has been 
ctive in family, civic, and church life. 

Donald R. Keough, President of 
"oca-Cola, U.S.A. and Senior Vice 
'resident of Coca-Cola Company, is 

native of Iowa and a graduate of 
Treighton University. He is a 
nember of the Board of Directors of 
he National Center for Resource 
iecovery. Inc., and the Executive 
lommittee of Keep America 

Samuel Reid Spencer, president of 
)avid5on College and former 
)resident of Mary Baldwin, is an 
lUthor, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, 
ind the brother of an ASC alumna, 
iarah Spencer Gramling '36. 

Thomas Rice Williams, a graduate 
)f the Georgia Institute of 
technology, earned his master's at 
he Massachusetts Institute of 
rechnology, and although an 
ndustrial engineer, turned his 
alents to banking at a mid-point in 
lis career. He is currently president 
)f the First National Bank of Atlanta, 
and is a director of the Atlanta 
Zhamber of Commerce. 

professor. As a part-time faculty 
member, she is teaching European 

Dr. Sims taught at Agnes Scott 
from 1939 to 1965. On leave of 
absence from 1960 to 1963, she 
served as dean of the American 
College for Girls, Istanbul, Turkey. 
In 1965 she went to Sweet Briar as 
dean and professor of history and 
political science. She retired from 
Sweet Briar in September, 1974. 
Since then she and her husband, 
retired Atlanta banker Roff Sims, 
have again made their home in 

Dr. Sims is serving as head of the 
Committee on Qualifications for the 
United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa 
and as a Phi Beta Kappa Senator. She 
IS vice chairman of the Council for 
International Exchange of Scholars 
and a member of the American and 
Southern Historical Associations, the 
American Association of University 
Professors, the American Association 
of University Women, and the 
International Commission for the 
History of Representative and 
Parliamentary Institutions. 

She earned her undergraduate 
degree in history from Barnard 
College and was elected to Phi Beta 
Kappa. After a year at the Institute of 
Historical Research, University of 
London, she returned to Columbia 
University for her master's and 
Ph.D. degrees. 

Printmaker Joins 
Art Faculty 

Carol Golden Miller, the new 

instructor in the Art Department, has 
worked extensively in printmaking. 
During October her one-woman 
show of Chine colle prints were on 
exhibit in the Dana Fine Arts 
Building. Chine colle, or China 
collage, is an ancient oriental process 
of printing an image over a collage 
of colors. Ms. Miller has sometimes 
printed the same image on different 
color collages, thus producing a 
number of different, but related 

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The above picture was sent in by Ann Wood Corson '62, of Phoenix, Arizona, and shows 
her (back row, extreme right), with Dr Harry Wistrand and members of his desert 
^ . , _^, __ seminar With Ann and Dr Wistrand are, front row, left to right, lennifer Rich, Sue 

^atherJne Sims Returns ''"''^' ^^' AguHar, Carol Corbett, and Marty Hench The students on the bacl< row are 

Shan Shufelt and Pedrick Stall In a note accompanying the photograph, Ann wrote, 
"On August 26, 7975, Professor Harry Wistrand and a group of ASC students studying 
desert biology had lunch at my home in Phoenix It was the first Agnes Scott contact I 
have had for many years. The girls (who must be the heartiest bunch to ever attend the 
college}, and Harry were just delightful, and we thoroughly enjoyed meeting them during 
blistering, hot August. My husband, Kimball, took the photo, and shows Harry, the girls, 
me, and the eight Corson pets 

!)r. Catherine Strateman Sims, former 
\gnes Scott professor of history and 
political science and dean emeritus 
:>i Sweet Briar College, has returned 
o Agnes Scott this fall as a visiting 




A native Texan, Ms. Miller earned 
her B.A. degree at Northwestern 
University where she concentrated in 
printmaking and painting, with one 
summer at the Sorbonne, Paris, 
studying art history. She received 
her M.S. degree in Art Education and 
printmaking at the Massachusetts 
College of Art, Boston, and spent 
another summer in France studying 
intaglio printmaking. She earned her 
M.F.A. degree from the University 
of Chicago where she concentrated 
on printmaking with special 
emphasis on Chine colle methods. 

Her works have been included in 
exhibits at the High Museum of Art, 
Atlanta, and she has had one-woman 
shows at Northwestern University, 
the UnTversity of Chicago, and 
Chicago businesses. She is 
represented by galleries in Boston, 
Cambridge, and San Antonio. 

At Agnes Scott, Ms. Miller is 
teaching courses in printmaking, 
introductory art, and beginning 
studio work. 

Retirement Dinner 
to Feature Noted 
Biblical Scholar 

Dr. Bernhard W. Anderson, Professor of 
Old Testament Theology at Princeton 
Theological Seminary, will be coming 
to Agnes Scott on Friday, March 12, 
1976, as guest speaker at the retirement 
dinner planned for Dr. Paul Leslie 
Carber, a member of the Bible and 
Religion Department faculty. 

Dr. Anderson, a Methodist minister 
and a personal friend of Professor 
Carber's, has taught Bible on the college, 
university, and divinity school levels. 
He has directed archeological expeditions 
in the biblical city of Shechem, and has 
served as Annual Professor at the 
American School of Oriental Research 
in Jerusalem. Perhaps he is best known 
to Agnes Scott students as the author 
of Understanding the Old Testament. 

Formal invitations to the dinner, to 
be held on the college campus, will be 
mailed early in 1976 to alumnae, 
professional associates, and friends of 
Dr. Carber. The early announcement of 
the dinner by Department Chairman 
Dr. Mary Boney Sheats was made to 
enable guests, particularly those out of 
town, to make plans for the occasion. 

With the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and five other American choirs, the Agnes Scott 
glee club performed Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis" in the Academy of Science building 
of the old University of Vienna. The hall, built during the baroque period of music and 
architecture, witnessed the premier of many classical compositions, including Haydn's 
"Creation " 

Glee Club Performs 
in Vienna 

In response to an invitation to 
participate in a summer, 1975, 
symposium in Vienna, Austria, 
honoring that city's classics, 17 
members of the Agnes Scott glee 
club, under the direction of assistant 
professor of music Theodore 
Mathews, made its second European 
concert tour. 

During the twelve days of the 
symposium, the glee club attended 
lectures, voice production sessions 
and rehearsals, and visited sites 
related to the lives of Viennese 
classical composers. The symposium 
culminated in a performance of 
Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis" sung 
by the Agnes Scott Glee Club and 
five other participating American 
choral groups, and accompanied by 
the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. A 
small choir also was used as a 
workshop instrument for conductors 
from America, Scotland, England, 
Israel, Brazil, and Hungary. The 
culmination of the workshop was a 
presentation of Mozart's "Missa 
Brevis in C." 

In addition to their study and 
performances in Austria, the glee 
club toured five other countries and 
gave two other concerts, one in a 
10th century Swiss church, the 
other as participants in the annual 
Luxembourg music festival. The 
latter concert was given on the eve 
of July 4, and an especially warm 

response was given by Americans in 
the audience when the national 
anthem was performed. 

A third concert, scheduled for 
Prague, was inexplicably canceled by 
the Czechoslovakian government. 

The glee club tour was paid for, 
in part, by the members' fund-raising 
campaign, and contributions were 
gratefully and appreciatively 
received from student government 
and the College. 

French Assistant 
ComesTo the Campus 

Benedicte Boucher from Paris, 
France, is supervising the French 
corridor this year in Inman Hall. 
She and ten hall residents converse 
In French, learn French songs and 
games, read French newspapers, and 
try French cooking. 

As an assistant in the French 
Department, Benedicte also hostesses 
a French table in the dining hall, 
assists with French Club activities, 
tutors students, and helps in the 
language laboratory. She is also 
taking courses in German and 
political science. 

Benedicte, whose family lives 
outside Paris near Versailles, earned 
her baccalaureate degree from the 
University of Paris. For the past two 
years she has continued her studies 
in English and German language in 
preparation for working as an 
interpreter. She plans to study in 
Germany at an interpreter's school 
next year. She plays piano and 
enjoys reading and traveling. 


With the Clubs 

Jine New Clubs 
\re Formed in 1975 

ine new ASC alumnae clubs were 
rmed during 1975, bringing to 
venty-seven the total number 
roughout the United States. 
The new clubs and their presidents 
e: Boston — Charlotte Hart Riordan 

Central Florida — Mary 
heureux Hammond '55; Dallas — 
icy Hamilton Lewis '68; Dalton — 
lary Manley Ryman '48; 
ainesville — Caroline Romburg 
Icox '58; Griffin — Nancy Brock 
lake '57; New York (Manhattan) — 
lan DuPuis '66; and Philadelphia — 
elen Sewell Johnson '57. Presidents 
ected in 1975 by some of the 
itablished clubs are: Atlanta — Jean 
liter Reeves '59; Charlotte — Nancy 
/heeler Dooley '57; Decatur — 
9tty Weinschenk Mundy '46; 
lacon — Sara Beth Jackson Hertwig 
1; Marietta — Eliza William Roberts 
;iter '67; Memphis — Betty Hunt 
rmstrong McMahon '65, and Betty 
'an Combs Moore '50; Shreveport — 
ira Margaret Heard White '58; 
/ashington — Frances "Bunny" Folk 
ygmont '71, and Esther Thomas 
Tiith '62; and Young Atlanta — 
lary Jervis Hayes '67. 


he members of the Columbia, 
Duth Carolina, Alumnae Club 
■elcomed as the speaker at their 
bruary, 1975, meeting one of their 
wn members, Jean Hoefer Toal '65, 

Officers of one of the newest alumnae clubs, Central Florida, are pictured above, left 
to right lane Woodell Urschel '64, vice president; Libby Wilson Blanton '55, secrefary, 
Mary Love /Heureux Hammond '55, president; and Carroll Rogers Whittle '62, treasurer 

who had recently been elected as a 
representative in the South Carolina 
legislature. The hostesses for the 
meeting were the new officers: 
Martha Mack Simons '45, president; 
Susan Dodson Rogers '53, secretary; 
and Mary Frances Anderson Wendt 
'47, treasurer. Attending the meeting 
were: Mary Alice Baker Lown '38; 
Sara Barrett '74; Nonnie Carr Sharp 
'68; Mildred Derieux Cantt '47; 
Catherine DuVall Vogel '70; 
Catherine Eichelberger Krell '55; 
lanet Godfrey Wilson '71 ; Hope 
Gregg Spillane '61 ; Nina Griffin 
Charles '64; Terry Hearn Potts '72; 
Keller Henderson Bumgardner '53; 
Henrietta Johnson '49; Norris 
Johnston Goss '62; Jane La Master 
Ray '51; Frances McFadden Cone 

fficers of the Columbia, SC, Alumnae Club v\'ere hostesses at a meeting at which their 
<eaker was the newly elected representative in the South Carolina legislature, lean 
Defer Toal '65, Pictured above with Representative Toal (seated, right), are, standing, 
ft to right: Susan Dodson Rogers '53, secretary, Martha Mack Simons '45, president, 
id Mary Frances Anderson Wendt '47, treasurer Seated next to Mrs, Toal is Catherine 
chelberger Krell '55, immediate past president of the club. 

'60; Carolyn Moore Gressette '22; 
Pat Paden Matsen '55; Emily Parker 
McGuirt '60; Sharon Steubing 
Browne '72; and Christina Yates 
Parr '47. 

Young Atlanta 

New officers of the Young Atlanta 
Alumnae Club are: President, Mary 
jervis Hayes '67; Vice President/ 
Programs, Randy Jones '70; Vice 
Presidents/Projects, Kathy Reynolds 
Doherty '67 and Ethel Ware Gilbert 
Carter '68; Secretary, Mercedes 
Vasilos '74; Treasurer, Juliana Winters 
72; Membership Chairman, Carey 
Bowen Craig '62; Social Chairman, 
Kathy Blee Ashe '68. During the 
past year, the club voted to extend 
their membership to include alumnae 
who are 15 years out of Agnes Scott, 
and to hold their third annual 
Christmas Bazaar. The members held 
a mini-bazaar during Alumnae 
Weekend in April, and sold items 
left over from the 1974 bazaar. 

Fairfield -Westchester 

The Fairfield-Westchester Agnes 
Scott Alumnae Club met April 25, 
1975, at the home of Dr. Virginia 
Suttenfield '38 in Stamford, 
Connecticut. Seventeen alumnae 

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We Minded 
the Store 

Yale Life and Letters 
During Vtot\A War II 

By Polly Stone Buck 
(Mrs. Steve Buck} 

Colloquium Of the Seven about 
Secrets of the Sublime by Jean 
Bodin; Translation with Introduction, 
Annotations, and Critical Readings 
by Marion Leathers Daniels Kuntz '45 
Princeton University Press, 1975 
Princeton, NJ, $25.00 

Using the 1857 text of the 
sixteenth century underground 
classic, Dr. Marion Kuntz's translation 
of Jean Bodin's Colloquium makes 
the text available to scholars and 
students interested in the philosophy, 
literature, and religious thought of 
the Rennaissance. 

Jean Bodin, a leading thinker of 
the period, dared to criticize the 
doctrines of several religions, and 
structured his manuscript as a 
dialogue among a Jew, Catholic, 
Lutheran, Calvinist, Moslem, skeptic, 
and philosophic naturalist. Not only 
was Bodin flirting with heresy in his 
criticism, but went so far as to 
espouse complete religious tolerance. 

Seven years in preparation, Dr. 
Kuntz's translation of the 
Colloquium is the first complete one 
ever accomplished in English. 

A member of Phi Beta Kappa, 
Phi Kappa Phi, the Classical Society 
of the American Academy in Rome, 
Italy, and the Modern Language 
Association, Dr. Kuntz is chairman 
of the department of foreign 
languages at Georgia State University, 
and has been named a Regents' 
Professor by The Board of Regents 
of the Georgia University System. 

We Minded the Store 

Polly Stone Buck '24 

Mrs. Steve Buck, 1975 

2 Walden St., Hamden, CT 06517 


Polly Stone Buck spent the early 
years of her marriage at Yale 
University, where her husband was 
on the staff and later became dean 
and provost. The subtitle of the 
book, "Yale Life and Letters During 
World War 11", sets the stage for 
Mrs. Buck's reminiscence's about 
life on a men's college campus 
during an all-out war. 

Within three days after the attack 
on Pearl Harbor, "more than 300 
students had rushed out to enlist," 
and for the remainder of the war, 
faculty, their wives, students and 
staff were involved in "minding the 
store" while more and more young 
men left to join the armed forces. 

Mrs. Buck recounts the rapid 
developments in the early months of 
the war, when plans were made to 
convert Yale into a training center, 
and the Yale Plan was established to 
"create a liason between the needs 
of the Army, Marines, Navy, industry 
and the college." The Yale 
community was caught up in air 
raids, "War Time" (daylight saving), 
and rationing. When the government 
decreed that the quota of butter, 
for example, was to be one stick 
per person per week, the dining hall 
director had to solve a mathematical 
problem involving thousands of 
pounds of butter, the number of 
those eating on campus, and the 
number of meals for which butter 
was to be provided. The final 
solution: "one pat of butter, per 
meal, per man." Polly, a widow, now 
lives in Hamden, Connecticut. 

Tchaikovsky: A self-portrait 

Vladimir Volkoff 

Crescendo Publishing Company, 1975 

Boston, $15.00 

Using quotations from the 
composer's diaries and 
correspondence, most of which has 
previously been unavailable to the 
West, Vladimir Volkoff, assistant 
professor of French and Russian at 
Agnes Scott, and a great-grandnephev> 
of the composer, has dispelled many 
of the myths about Tchaikovsky, 
and has presented new insights into 
the composer as a man. 

Dr. Volkoff has divided his work 
into five parts, "Tchaikovsky and His 
Image," in which he attempts to 
debunk the legends of the composer 
as "the mad Russian"; Tchaikovsky 
and Himself," in which he shows 
that the man had three main loves - 
music, Russia, and vodka; 
"Tchaikovsky and Others," in 
which he portrays the composer as 
an ardent lover of nature; 
"Tchaikovsky and His Secrets," in 
which he explores the tales of 
Tchaikovsky's love — or lack of it — 
for women; and "Tchaikovsky and 
His Work," in which he reveals some 
of the composer's thoughts about his 
music. (He hated the "1812 
Overture," and thought that his Fifth 
Symphony was a failure.) 

Dr. Volkoff, born in Paris, is the 
author of Subway to Hell, winner of ' 
the Jules Verne award in 1963. 



ive Alumnae Remember the College 
Vith BequestsTotaling $31,845 

ring the past year Agnes Scott has 
eived $31,845 in bequests from 
e alumnae. 
Louise Abney Beach King '20, of 

mingham, divided her bequest — 
ding $8,300 to the Nelson Beach 
lolarship Fund which she had 
ablished in 1953 in memory of 
r husband, and providing $5,000 to 
ablish the Martin J. Abney Scholarship 
nd m memory of her father. 
Anna Rebecca (Rebie) Harwell Hill '13, 
Atlanta, specified that her bequest 
$10,000 be used to establish the 
rwell-HIII Scholarship in memory of 
5 donor and her sister, Frances 
ace Harwell '23. 

The unrestricted bequests of Adelaide 
uise Cunningham '11, of Atlanta, 
the amount of $7,045 and Annie 
■in Freeman '15, of Walnut Creek, 
lifornia, for $1,000 have both become 
rt of the President's Discretionary 
nd. President Perry has used such 

gifts for special projects such as new 
equipment for the Music Department 
and the purchase of a minibus for 
the entire college community. 

The Alumnae Office benefited from 
the bequest of Mary Louise Thames 
Cartledge '30, of Columbus, because it 
made possible the purchase of some 
greatly needed furniture. Mrs. Cartledge 
had specified that the $500 be used 
in the Alumnae Office or House. 

Agnes Scott Is fortunate In that many 
alumnae wish to express their love 
for the College through bequests of all 
sizes — great and small. 

For Instance, Frances Winship Walters, 
Institute, named the College as the 
residuary legatee of her estate, valued 
at more than four million dollars 
when she died in 1954. The fund, 
through judicious investments, now 
represents the major part of the 
College's endowment. 

Other bequests may be small, but 

The Agnes ScoXt Fund Office apologizes 
for inadvertantly omitting the name of 
Susan Love Clenn 32 as a donor to the 
Fund and a member of the Century Club, 
and expresses its gratitude for her 
support and generosity. 

all are equally appreciated. They can 
assure continued financial support 
to worthy students, or can underwrite 
a project of particular Interest to 
the testator, such as a lectureship or 
special book collection. 

Although some people balk at the 
idea of making a will under any 
circumstances, the thoughtful individual 
realizes that the money she leaves 
should be used in the way she wishes, 
and hastens to assure just that. An 
interesting innovation devised by an 
alumna is the establishment of a 
scholarship fund In her mother's name, 
to which she contributes while her 
mother, also an alumna, is still alive. (The 
mother jokingly refers to herself as 
a "living monument.") The money is 
tax-exempt, and enters Into the estate 
of neither woman. 

In whatever way money is bequeathed 
to the College, it is needed, wisely 
used, and gratefully appreciated. 

i)oYou Need a 

you plan to work or attend 
other college or university, you 
obably will need this record of 
ur attendance and grades at 
tjnes Scott. 

In order to speed the process of 
nding your transcript to its 
stination, please follow the 
;ps listed below: 

1. Address your request to the 
igistrar, Agnes Scott College, 
jcatur, Georgia 30030. 

2. Enclose a fee of $1.00 per copy, 
ihe first ever sent is free.) 

3. You must give written 
thorization for the transcript's 
lease (Public Law 93-380, Section 
8), and must include your 
esent name and address, name 
time of attendance, and date of 
aduation or attendance. 

4. Include the complete address, 
th zip code, to which the transcript 
to be sent. The name of a 

'liege or university is not sufficient; 
specific person must be designated, 
ivelope and postage are furnished 
' the College. 

Transcripts sent directly to you are 
not official and do not bear the 
official College Seal. 

Please allow ten days to two 
weeks for processing. 

New Members Join 
Executive Board 

New members of the 1975-1976 
Agnes Scott Alumnae Association 
Executive Board are: Cissie Spire 
Aidinoff '51, vice president for 
Region I; Dot Weakley Gish '56, 
vice president for Region II; Lamar 
Lowe Connell '27, treasurer; Harriet 
King '64, career advisory chairman; 
Sara Cheshire Killough '67, 
entertainment chairman; Sylvia 
Williams Ingram '52, education 
chairman; and Alice McCailie Pressly 
'36, house chairman. 

Suitcase Seminar 
March 5-7 1976 

An exciting Bicentennial trip, 
arranged by your Continuing 
Education Committee! 

Dr. Bell I. Wiley, Agnes Scott's 
Historian in Residence and eminent 

authority on Southern history, will 
conduct a study tour for alumnae and 
friends, retracing Sherman's March 
to the Sea. The trip will include lunch 
and a tour of the old governor's 
mansion at Milledgeville, a full day 
of sightseeing, under Dr. Wiley's 
gLiidance, in historic Savannah, and 
a lecture on Savannah during the 
Revolution. The group will stay at 
the DeSoto Hilton. For further 
information, contact the Alumnae 
Office, Agnes Scott College, 
Decatur, GA 30030. 


When the Equal Credit Opportunity 
Act became law on October 28, 
1975, it became illegal for you to be 
denied credit because of your 
sex or marital status. 


The Alumnae Office has copies of 
Silhouettes dating back to 1908. 


Crewel kits of Main Tower, for 
$12.50, are available through the 
Alumnae Office. 


Dr Wallace Alston PaysTribute to Dean Guerry Stukej 

As the majestic strains of Luther's "A Mighty Fortress" filled the 
sancturary of the Decatur Presbyterian Church — the church he 
loved so well — friends who came to mourn the passing of 
Dean Cuerry Stukes fondly recalled all that he had meant to his 
family, his friends, his church, and to the College he served 
so long. 

There could be no doubt that this funeral service was that of 
a man whose life was dedicated to his faith and to his beloved 
Agnes Scott College. Following the reading of Old Testament 
scripture, including the Agnes Scott Psalm 103, and New Test- 
ament texts that included the motto of the College, II Peter 1 :5, 
Dr. Wallace Alston, President Emeritus of the College, paid 
loving tribute to his friend and fellow worker. 

"For 62 years Cuerry Stukes meant Agnes Scott to his 
community, for even after his retirement in 1957 he had a 
close relationship to the College, and rendered service after the 
retirement date. His was a ministry of service. Many have 
invested in Agnes Scott. They have invested money, time, and 
their lives. The investments of Cuerry Stukes were even more 
significant, because they reflected an inner spirit of caring. 

"Dr. Stukes' life was one of caring. He cared about people. He 
was a great and loving counselor. He cared about everyone 
with whom he came into contact, from the newest student to 
the humblest member of the staff. He was a scholar, but a 
scholar with a heart. 

"Cuerry Stukes had an uncanny ability to put himself in the 
background. He ran from publicity; he was modest, humble; 
a gentle man. And he integrated a real concern for academics 
with a genuine, simple Christian faith." 

In a moving letter read by Dr. Alston during the service, and 
written by Dr. Stukes on the day after his formal retirement, 
Agnes Scott's beloved Dean expressed his gratitude to everyone 
with whom he had come into contact at the College: students, 
faculty, staff, alumnae, carpenters, maids, and engineers, and 
he ended the letter, "Thank God for Agnes Scott." To which 
Dr. Alston replied, "God has called a beloved person home. 
Thank God for his life and for his influence." 

Friends may contribute to the Dean Guerry Stukes Scholarship 
Fund, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia 30030. 




aan Emeritus Samuel Guerry Stukes died on 
ctober 23, 1975, three weeks after his 
^hty-eighth birthday. 

Samuel Guerry Stukes was born in Manning, 
uth Carolina, in 1887 and attended Davidson 
Dllege, earning his B.A. degree in 1908. He 
ceived his M.A. in 1910 from Princeton 
liversity, where he studied under Woodrow 
ilson, and he took his Bachelor of Divinity 
>gree from Princeton Seminary in 1913. 
Dr. Stukes came to Agnes Scott College in 1913 
professor of philosophy and education and 
d graduate work at Yale in 1916-1917. In 1918 
? was a member of the U.S. Army's Signal Corps 
lining school, but transferred as a cadet to the 
r Service's aviation school. 
After the end of World War 1 Dr. Stukes 
turned to Agnes Scott and was made Registrar 
the College in 1923. In 1925 he married 
ances Gilliland '24, and the couple had one 
lild, Marjorie (Mrs. J. B. Strickland '51), and 
ree grandchildren. 

Elected to Phi Beta Kappa while at Davidson, 
r. Stukes was a charter member of the chapter 
tablished at Agnes Scott in 1926; he was named 
ean of the Faculty in 1939. In 1944 he was 
ected a Trustee of the College and was honored 
ith a doctorate from Davidson in 1946. 

Following his retirement in 1957, after 44 years 
of service to the College, Dean Stukes was made 
Educational Consultant to a local financial 
institution, and specialized in helping students 
acquire education loans. In 1971 he was elected 
Trustee-Emeritus; he was already Dean of the 
Faculty, Registrar, and Professor of Philosophy, 
Emeritus. Dr. Stukes was listed in the 1956 edition 
of Who's Who, taught a men's Bible class for 
many years at Decatur Presbyterian Church, was 
active in civic organizations, and was a member 
of the Decatur Civitan Club. He was a York Rite 
Mason and a life member of the National 
Education Association. 

These are the cold facts, but there was 
nothing cold about Dean Guerry Stukes. 
Throughout his decades of service to Agnes 
Scott College, her staff, students, faculty, and 
friends. Dr. Stukes was a warm friend, a savant, 
and, in every sense of the word, a mentor. 

Members of his classes were inspired by his 
teaching and amused by his humor, and many 
continued to turn to him for advice long after 
their graduations. Affable, wise, loyal, and 
dependable, he was a beloved part of the 
academic, civic, and religious life of his 
community. He will be missed; those whose lives 
he touched have lost a trusted friend. To our 
friend, good-bye. 


Alumnae Association offers a wal k /study tour o 

England and Scotland 

Last summer Dr. Michael J. Brown, English-born chairman 
of Agnes Scott's history department, led 33 students on a 
walk/study trip through England. Next summer he will 
guide alumnae on a similar tour that will be sponsored 
by the Alumnae Association. Unlike commercial tours, 
the Agnes Scott Alumnae Association will be unique 
in that the travelers will have the expert knowledge of Dr. 
Brown to enliven the historic sites visited, and they 
will be able to stay in English and Scottish university 
dormitories in famous British college towns. 
The accommodations will be utilitarian rather than 
luxurious, but any inconvenience will be offset by the 
reduced costs and the opportunity to study history with 
Dr. Brown, who will offer briefings at each spot visited. 


Dates: July 6-July 29, 1976. 

Cost: $1095 each, if 35 people go; $1150 if 30; $1195 if 
25. (Maximum 37.) 

Cost includes . . . 

Transportation: British Airways jet from New York 

to London and return. Travel via charter bus within the 

British Isles. 

Accommodations: Dormitory rooms in British universities 
except in London, where group will stay in the Hotel 
Russell on Russell Square, near the British Museum. 

Meals: Breakfast and lunch in London; breakfast and 

dinner everywhere else; all three meals in Exeter, and 
three meals furnished on travel days. 

Sightseeing: Cost includes entrance fees to most 
historic sites. 

Insurance: Health, accident and baggage insurance. 

Extras: Cost includes dinner and performance at the 
Shakespeare Memorial Theater, Stratford-upon-Avon. 

Schedule of Payments: 

January 15, 1976 — $100 non-refundable fee to 
accompany application. (Upon receipt, applicant will 
receive more detailed information and a suggested 
reading list.) 

MarchlS, 1976 — $525 

May 15, 1976 — Balance due, depending on the number 
signed for trip. (Tour members will be notified of 
amount due.) 

Itinerary: July 6, 1976. Leave New York for London. 
Remain in London until July 13, with side trips to such 
places as Canterbury, Dover, Windsor, and 
Hampton Court. 

July 13 — Bus to Exeter; three days, visiting Salisbury, 
Stonehenge, Plymouth, Dartmoor, etc. 

July 17 — Birmingham, four days, visiting Coventry, 
Warwick Castle, Glastonbury Abbey, and such 
Cotswold villages as Lower Slaughter and Upper 
Swell, Chipping Camden, Bourton-on-the-water, 
Morton-in-the-marsh, and Stow-on-the-wold. 

July 22 — York, two days, visiting Fountains Abbey, 
Yorkshire moors, etc. 

July 25 — Edinburgh, three days, visiting Holyrood, the 
lochs, Stirling Castle, etc. 

July 29 — Fly to London for connections to New York. 

Tour members: First preference will be given to alumnaei 
their husbands, and their children who are of high school 
age or older; second preference to ASC faculty and 
staff; third to others. 

Suggestions: Clothes should be comfortable, versatile, 
and adaptable for all weather conditions. They should 
include comfortable walking shoes, a raincoat or 
all-weather coat, sweaters or jackets, and suits or pant 
suits that are suitable for church or the theater. Luggage 
is limited by the airlines to a total of 44 pounds, and 
should include one big bag plus one carry-on plus a 
large purse or tote bag. Purchases made in Great Britain 
can be mailed home. Extra money will be needed for 
approximately 14 meals, including five dinners in London 
$100 (depending on your appetite) should be adequate. 
Additional money will also be needed for variables such 
as theater tickets (about $7.00 each), side trips not on 
the itinerary, gifts and incidentals. Traveler's checks are 

If you want your name added to the list for the trip 
to England, please fill out the application below, and 
send it with your non-refundable check for $100.00, mad 
out to: Alumnae Association Tour. 
(Prices and itinerary subject to change.) 

Agnes Scott Alumnae Association 
Decatur, Georgia 30030 

Please reserve ( ) place(s) for myself ( ), spouse ( ), children ( ), friends ( ). 



XIass (if ASC alumna) 

State Zip. 

Spouse's name 

Children's names and school grades. 

Friend's name 





terested inThrowing, 
imming, Glazing 
id Firing? 

le Pottery," which opened in August, 
I which is located on Snapfinger 
ods Road in DeKalb County, is the 

ginative brainchild of four alumnae, 
lember of the faculty, and his wife. 

he potters, Mary Anne Bleker '75, 
ie Boineau Freeman '62, Kay Teien 

Betsey Wall '75, associate professor 
jrt Dr. Robert Westervelt, and his 
e, Pat, met during a summer session 
he A.S.C. ceramics studio last year, 
i decided to form a cooperative 
tery. The group found itself being 
educated as it entered into the details 
operating a small business, and as 
lesigned the layout of the studio and 
It a potter's wheel. 
3ne of the potters is at the studio 
.'ry day, and visitors may watch as 
/ is thrown, trimmed, glazed and fired; 
• finished products are on sale in 
' gallery-salesroom. 
'The Pottery" is part of a community 
artists and craftspeople who are 
)ficient in weaving, batik, photography, 
nt-making, metal sculpture, 
d painting. 

Information about the location or the 
nations may be obtained from any of 
; potters; visitors are always welcome! 

airfield -Westchester 


:ended the luncheon meeting at 
lich Virginia McKenzie was the 
est speaker. 

Dr. Suttenfield's home, "Rose 
)ttage," was at one time the 
rdener's cottage on the estate of 
ulptor Cutzon Borglum, and the 
Iginal structure dates back to 
Ionia! times. 

Organized in February, 1953, the 
irfield-Westchester club meets 
nually. Attending the April 
eeting were: Mary Stuart Arbuckle 
5teen '41, Louise Brown Smith '37, 
yce Bynum Kuykendall '67, Jean 
awford Cross '65, Carolyn Elliott 
■esinger '38, Jo Hathaway 
erriman '58, Ann Hoefer 
Anderson '70, "Mir" House Lloyd 
i, Marybeth Little Weston '48, 
tty Reid Carson '31, Evelyn Sears 
hneider '39, Martha Stowell 
lodes '50, Sandra Tausig Fraund 
i, Caroline Tinkler Ramsey 58, 
d Rosslyn Troth Zook '63. 

Who Gets the Mail? 

To assure prompt delivery of mail to its correct destination, communications 
of the types listed below should be addressed to a specific office or officer, 
Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia 30030: 

Information for or about prospective students 

Recommendation folder (placement file), 
employment referrals 

Information concerning Alumnae Council, 
Alumnae Association, Alumnae Day 

Alumnae House reservations 

Gifts and bequests; information about the 
Fund, including questions from fund agents 
and chairmen 

Information about campus events 

Requests for transcripts of record, grade 
point average 

Director of Admissions 
Director of Career Planning 

Director of Alumnae Affairs 

Manager of Alumnae House 

Vice President for 
Development (Fund 

Director of Public Relations 


Outstanding Alumnae Awards 

At the 1975 meeting of the Alumnae Association, the first Outstanding Alumna 
Award was presented to Mary Wallace Kirk '11, for her illustrious record of 
service to the College and her fellow alumnae. 

Recognizing that Miss Kirk's achievements are unique, and would rarely be 
found combined in another individual alumna, the Association has decided to 
expand the awards into three categories: service to ASC, service to the com- 
munity, and an outstanding career. 

Please use the ballot below for your nominations, and on a separate sheet 
give a brief biographical sketch of each, with the reasons you believe she de- 
serves the award. Unsigned ballots will not be considered. 


Alumnae Association 
Agnes Scott College 
Decatur, Georgia 30030 

Service to Agnes Scott 

Service to the Community 

Outstanding Career 

Your name and class 







Dec. 1-Jan. 15 


-Art Show. Selections from Harry L. Dalton collection of 
paintings. Dalton Galleries, Dana Fine Arts. (Special gallery 
hours, Nov. 25-Jan. 5: Mon.-Sat., 9-5; closed Sunday 
and holidays.) 

■ Decatur Alumnae Club: "Equal Opportunities for Women." 
Speaker: Katherine Woltz Farinholt '33. 

•Young Atlanta Alumnae Club's annual Christmas Bazaar; 
Gates Center. 

■Deadline for return of applications for participation in the 
Administrative Intern Program. Forms may be obtained 
in the office of the Dean of Faculty. 

■ Deadline for Class News for Spring Quarterly. 

• Deadline for submission of copy for Spring, 1976, Quarterly. 

— -Registration for winter quarter. 

— Classes resume, 8:30 A.M. 

— Young Atlanta Alumnae Club: "Movies and their Statement 
about Society." Speaker: Dr. Arthur Waterman. 

— Atlanta Alumnae Club: "Innovation, Renovation, 
Conservation." Speaker: Dr. Catherine S. Sims. 

— Deadline for receipt of $100 non-refundable deposit 
accompanying application for inclusion on July, 1976, walk/ 
study trip to England and Scotland. 

Jan. 18-23 — Focus on Faith. "A Christian Woman in Today's World." 

Speakers: Dr. Albert C. Winn and Mrs. Elizabeth 
Elliott Leitch. 

Jan. 18-Mar. 3 — Art Show. Works by Agnes Scott students; Dalton Galleries, 
DFA. Reception, Jan. 18, 2-5 P.M., DFA. 

Jan. 22 — Decatur Alumnae Club: "Student Life." Speaker: ASG Dean 

of Students Martha Huntington. 

Jan. 29 — Lecture/dance demonstration. Ritha Devi, classical Indian 

dancer. New York University. 8:00 P.M., Presser. 


















Jan. 15 

Jan. 15 


0/77 the Director 

On the business of belonging 

st week an alumna from Seattle, 
ashington, came back to 
mpus for the first time in 35 
ars. She remarked that the 
umnae Garden was more 
^autiful than ever, that Miss 
:ura Steele looked as young 
ever; and she generally seemed 
like what she saw. She must 
ive, for she turned to her 
jughter-in-law and said, "If you 
/er have a daughter, I hope she 
ill apply for admission to Agnes 
:ott." These were words of 
iproval from an alumna who 
ent on to earn a graduate 
;gree in social work and now 
associated with the juvenile 
3urt in her home city. 
Seattle, Washington, is a long 
distance from the College, and 
3 years is a long time. There 
•e many alumnae who live a long 
istance away or who have been 
ong time away from the 
ollege, but they remain an 
itegral part of the Agnes Scott 
lumnae Association. 
Every alumna is involved two 
■ays in the Alumnae Association: 
sographically and by class, in 
in effort to illustrate the 
jiationship of the alumnae to 
le College I present, on the 
ght, two charts diagramming the 
jusiness of belonging." Can you 
nd yourself in both pictures? 
ihat's the ideal we are striving 
The Alumnae Association was 
rganized in 1895 and has 

Enctioned as a national structure 
ice Mary Wallace Kirk began 
er presidency in 1920. In 1958 
ie first regional vice presidents, 
Bssidents of the regions they 
erved, were elected to increase 
ne effectiveness of the work of 
Te Association. 

In subsequent issues of the 
Quarterly we will introduce these 
ice presidents and other alumnae 
waders. Through knowing them 
•je hope you will feel closer to 
he College even though you 
night live as far away as 
eattle, Washington. 

Virginia Brown McKenzie '47 

Geographical Organization of Alumnae Association 




\ REGION 11 


















\ / 















Organization of Alumnae Association by Classes 




^ -Y- 


\gnes Scott 

WINTER 1976 

Founder's Day 

Colonel George Washington Scott 
(1829-190S}, was one of the five founders, 
in 1889, of Decatur Female Seminary 
which evolved into Agnes Scott College, 
named for the colonel's mother. 

Editor / Martha Whatley Yates '45 
Design Consultant / John Stuart McKenzie 

Director of Alumnae Affairs 

Virginia Brown McKenzie '47 
Assistant to the Director 

Martha Whatley Yates '45 
Coordinator of Club Services 

Betty Medlock Lackey '42 

Frances Strother 


President / Jane King Allen '59 

Vice Presidents 

Region I / Cissie Spire Aidinoff '51 
Region 11 / Dot Weakley Gish '56 
Region III / Mary Duckworth Gellerstedt '46 
Region IV / Margaret Gillespie "69 

Secretary / Eleanor Lee McNeill '59 

Treasurer / Lamar Lowe Connell '27 







Pages 16, 17, 20, 26- 

- Chuck Rogers. 


Copy and announcements submitted for 
inclusion in the next three issues of the 
Alumnae Quarterly should be received by 
the editor by the following dates: 

Summer (publication, July 30, 1976), 

April 30, 1976. 

Fall (publication, September 30, 1976), 

June 30, 1976. 

Winter (publication, November 30, 1976), 

August 30, 1976. 

Manuscripts by, about, or of interest to 
ASC alumnae are welcome, and should be 
submitted typed double-spaced, in duplicate, 
and accompanied by a stamped, self- 
addressed envelope. 

Member / Council for the Advancement and 
Support of Education. 

Published four times yearly: Fall, Winter, 
Spring and Summer by Agnes Scott College, 
Decatur, Georgia. Second class postage 
paid at Decatur, Georgia 30030. 





The Moving Finger Writes. . . 


The Beginnings 

by Martha Yates 

The history of the College . . . George 
Washington Scott . . . Problems and growth . . . 
1891 rules for students. . .Victorian decorum 
expected. . .Agnes Scott College today. 

IVIain Points 

Agnes Scott celebrates Bicentennial. . .Dr. 
Garber honored at retirement. . .What's that 
"thing" in the Library? . . . Student spends junior 
year in France. 


1975 Alumnae Council 

Trip to England 
With the Clubs 

Cobb County. . .Jacksonville. . . Akron/Clevelan' 
. . . Atlanta . . . Toledo/Detroit . . . Dalton 


Books by alumnae are needed. . .What is the 
Agnes Scott experience?. . .75 years ago at 
Agnes Scott. 

Bicentennial Suitcase Seminar 
Class News 
From the Director 

he Moving 



IS IS A "nuts and bolts" column, to 
iwer some of the questions I've been 
ed since I became editor of the 
tmnae Quarterly several months ago, 
i to make a few requests of you. 
One of the most frequently asked 
jsions is, "Why is the Class News so 
?" As an alumna I can echo your 
nplaint, but as the editor I can now 
derstand the time lag, and I hope 
J will, too, when I explain the prob- 
18 in putting "news" in a magazine 
t is published quarterly. Let's take 
5 issue as an example. The deadline 

the Class News was October 30, 
1 includes all news that has reached 
Alumnae Office, by mail or phone, 
ce the previous deadline, August 30. 
you can see, by the time I first begin 
rking on the copy it is already sev- 
1 months old, and may tell of events 
t took place several months before 

By the time the news has been edited, 
it to the printer, set in type, returned 
proofing, sent back to the printer, 
urned for layout, re-set and proofed 
lin, the publication date — in this 
;e January 30 — has arrived, and the 
vs is now anywhere from three to 
I months old. Regrettable, but un- 

Another question concerns the fluc- 
ting deadlines. These have come 
)ut because the publication dates 
/e been changed to eliminate your 
eiving too many campus publications 
one time; in other words, we don't 
nt you to receive an Alumnae Quar- 
ly and a President's Newsletter in 
month and nothing the next. There- 
e I have established my schedule for 
next two years as follows: 

Summer Issue — July 31, 1976 — 
Deadline for Class News and copy, 
'^pr. 30, 1976. 

Fall Issue — September 30, 1976 
— Deadline, June 30, 1976. 

Winter Issue — November 30, 
1976, or January 30, 1977, depend- 
ng on important events on or off 
;ampus — Deadline, Aug. 30, 1976 
3r Oct. 30, 1976. 

Spring Issue — March 30, 1977 — 
Deadline, Dec. 30, 1976. 

Summer Issue — July 31, 1977 — 
Deadline, Apr. 30, 1977. 

I continue to realize over the years the 
fine training I received at Agnes Scott. I 
am grateful. 

Peggy Jean Jordan Mayfield '56 

Lawrenceville. Georgia 

I do see some improvements and new 
life in the Alumnae Quarterly. 

Kathleen Buchanan Cabell '47 

Richmond, Virginia 

The Alumnae Quarterly and its reflec- 
tion of an Agnes Scott which has some- 
how in five years become bewilderingly 
remote is a joy to read. Maybe I'm getting 
old and nostalgic, but I loved the place 
and the people when I was there, and it's 
nice to know that the changes taking place 
appear to be mainly for the better. 

Mollie Douglas Pollitt '70 

Clarkesville, Georgia 

I have a part-time job in a glassware 
gift shop. My ASC art degree impressed 

them so that they didn't ask for a second 
interview as with other applicants. See? 
Scotties do get jobs other than banking 
and teaching. 

Janey Andrews Ashmore '75 

Greenville, South Carolina 

I just finished the Fall Alumnae Quar- 
terly and discovered with great pleasure 
that Jean Hoefer Toal was a 1965 grad- 
uate of Agnes Scott. She, Keller Henderson 
Bumgarder '53 and I have served together 
on the South Carolina Human Affairs 
Commission [made up of gubernatorial 
appointees charged with eliminating dis- 
crimination and fostering racial harmony 
in the state]. I think it says a great deal 
for the kind and quality of impact our edu- 
cation and the shaping of our values at 
Agnes Scott must have had. I thought you 
might enjoy this really rather unusual 
coincidence which reflects Agnes Scott's 
apparently enduring influence on its for- 
mer students. 

Judy Albergotti Heller '61 

Charleston, South Carolina 

And so on. 

Now, my requests. 

In all communications with the 
Alumnae Office, and particularly on 
anything coming to the Alumnae Quar- 
terly, please print your maiden name, 
your married name, and your class. If 
you don't use your husband's name on 
your mailing address please let us have 
it anyway, as a cross reference in trying 
to locate you in the future, and to use 

with birth announcements. 

* * * 

I find it both touching and heart- 
warming that alumnae and their fam- 
ilies and friends want the College and 
the Alumnae Office to know of their 
marriages and travels, of births and 
deaths. We appreciate it and depend 
on it for news, but it would be very 
helpful if all notices, and especially 
newspaper clippings, were dated to 
avoid embarrassing situations. 

Although it is generally necessary to 

delete some of the glowing news about 
alumnae offspring due to lack of space, 
it is gratifying, in an age when we hear 
so much about children who go wrong, 
to hear about so many who have gone 
right. These are the children of Agnes 
Scott alumnae, some of whom have 
careers outside of the home, many of 
whom are those dedicated, unpaid pro- 
fessionals who stay at home with their 


• » • 

There are more than 9,000 alumnae 
scattered all over the world; your class- 
mates and other friends are eager to 
hear from you through the Alumnae 
Quarterly, so don't hesitate to send in 
what may seem to be trivial news. If 
there's room, it will be used; if not, 
we'll pass it on to your class secretary. 

Just remember that whatever hap- 
pens, we want to hear from you, so — 
keep in touch! 

Martha Yates '45 

I li 


By Martha Yates 

In a move that was uncharacteristically liberal and 
farsighted for the period, nine men of the Deca- 
tur Presbyterian Church under the guidance of their 
pastor. Rev. Frank Henry Gaines, banded together 
in 1889 to create the Decatur Female Seminary. 

A charter for the school was obtained, and 107 
shares of stock, costing $50.00 per share, were sold, 
of which Colonel George Washington Scott bought 
40. The charter provided that the Seminary should 
have five trustees, two of whom should be elected 
by the Session of the Church, with the pastor serving 
in an ex officio capacity. The other two trustees 
were to be elected by the stock-holders, and the 
first Board consisted of the Rev. F. H. Gaines, 
chairman, C. M. Candler, B. S. Crane, the Rev. 
E H. Barnett, and George W. Scott. 

Operating from a rented house on a knoll facing 
the Georgia Railway tracks, the Seminary opened 
its doors on Sept. 24, 1889, with 63 students, 
three of whom were boarders, and a faculty of 
three under the direction of Miss Nanette Hopkins. 
Brought from Virginia to serve as the school's first 
"Lady Principal," Miss Hopkins was paid $600 per 
year; her assistant. Miss Mattie Cook, was paid 
$400, and the salaries of the two other ladies are 
unknown. Miss Fannie Pratt was engaged to teach 
piano, and Miss Valeria Fraser to instruct in Art 
and Calisthenics. 

Today it is difficult to imagine the soul-searching 
those intrepid Georgia men must have undergone 
before investing the not inconsiderable initial sum 
of $5,350 on the education of women during the 
height of the patriarchal Victorian era. True, the 
Methodists had founded Wesleyan some years be- 
fore, and the Presbyterians, ever dedicated to edu- 
cation, didn't like to be outdone, but it was a chancy 

venture at best, and there was no guarantee that the 
school would be a success. 

But is was a success, and after only one session 
it was apparent that the school would have to be 
expanded in both its academic scope and physical 
facilities. Colonel Scott, in gratitude for the way in 
which the Lord had helped him to prosper, offered 
$40,000 to provide a home for the school on the 
condition that it be named for his mother. The offer 
was gratefully accepted, the second session began 
with 138 pupils, of whom 22 were boarders, and 
Colonel Scott went on a tour of the North inspecting 
school buildings. The trip convinced him that he 
couldn't construct and furnish the kind of building 
he wanted for the sum he had pledged, so he ulti- 
mately spent a total of $112,250, of which $82,500 
was for the structure and furnishings. The building, 
constructed under his personal supervision, used 
only the finest materials and furnishings, was lighted 
by electricity from its own plant, heated by steam, 
and had hot and cold water and "sanitary" (indoor) 
plumbing. It was set on that same knoll from which 
the rented house (later referred to as "The White 
House" and used as a dormitory) had been re- 
moved, and housed administrative offices, class- 
rooms, dormitories, the dining hall, library and in- 
firmary. It was built of red brick, turreted and 
towered, trimmed in marble and called, appropri- 
ately. The Main Building, (officially, Agnes Scott 

Agnes Scott, for whom the new school was to be 
named, was an Irish immigrant girl, and a remark- 
able woman. Born Agnes Irvine in County Down, 
Ireland, she came to this country with her mother 
in 1816. Agnes met John Scott, a prosperous busi- 
nessman in Alexandria, Pennsylvania, and mar- 

H' /( all began: Students and faculty of the Decatur Female Seminary (li 
lite House, located at that time on what would later be the site of Main. 

1891) pictured on the steps of their only building, 

le first boarding department of Agnes Scott Institute (1891-1906). Notice Miss Nannette Hopkins (then "Lady Principal." later to 
come first dean of the College), against the post, top row. 

George Washington Scott 

seven children, the fourth of whom, bom on Feb- 
ruary 22, 1829, she named for the father of her 
adopted country. George Washington Scott was a 
sickly boy, however, and as he grew older his mother 
encouraged him to seek a climate that would enable 
him to enjoy a full, healthy, productive life. Agnes 
had raised all her children to serve God, their coun- 
try, and the finer instincts of which man is capable. 
Armed with these precepts from which he never 
wavered, but with very little in his pockets, twenty- 
one year old George headed south to seek health 
and to try to make his way in the world of the 
bustling young American republic. 

He did both handsomely. He lived to be 74, and 
made a fortune in various business enterprises. He 
became a civic, social and religious leader and used 
his wealth for the benefit of others. His ultimate 
achievement was his considerable contribution to 

This portrait of Agnes Scott, for whom her son, Georg 
Wasiiington Scot!, named the Institute, hangs in the McCai 
Library's Agnes Scott Room, repository of the College, 
archives and memorabilia. 

The magnificent red-brick, marbled arid tiirreted Main Building Gazebo at right, relocated, is sti 
used. Constructed to house the infant Agnes Scott Institute in 1891 , cost more than $82,000. 

he founding — and funding — of what was to be- 
ome Agnes Scott College. 

There were several transitions between the little 
Decatur Female Seminary and the College. The 
Jeminary had had to expand into the Agnes Scott 
jistitute in 1891 after only two years of operation, 
ind the Institute itself was so successful that its 
ounder-trustees realized that even more growth was 
nevitable. It must have been with a sense of prayer- 
ul awe that these men saw their tiny Christian day 
chool develop into a burgeoning school that seemed 
lestined to become a college. 

Problems and Growth 

Not that there weren't problems, of course. Colo- 
lel Scott finally reached a point when he could no 
onger contribute with his previous generosity, and 
here were times, according to Dr. Gaines, when 
ncome from students was "very precarious." He 
ittributed the problem to the fact that "the school's 
tandards were so high that it was difficult to get 
md hold students," to the fact that few students 
)lanned to graduate and therefore attended irregu- 
larly, and to the fact that "the importance of the 
ligher education of woman was not considered very 
;reat, either by students or parents." 

But the financial problems were gradually over- 
;ome, and the trustees began applying for accredita- 
ion with the Southern Association of Colleges and 
Jecondary Schools. In anticipation, the Institute was 
closed, to re-open immediately as a college, and in 
he following year, 1907, Agnes Scott College 
)ecame the first institution of college rank in the 
tate of Georgia to be accredited by the Association. 

A little reluctant, perhaps, to abandon the prepar- 
itory school concept, the trustees operated the 
\gnes Scott Academy concurrently with the College, 
)ut soon realized that the resources of everyone 
oncemed would have to be concentrated on the 
nstitution of higher learning, and so discontinued 
he Academy in 1913. The College, with Dr. Gaines 
erving as its president and Miss Hopkins as its 
lean, expanded the curriculum to include the study 
3f English, history, mathematics, Bible and ped- 

A view of the Art room, 1892, in Agnes Scott Institute's 
new building, Main. The Art Department was one of the 
originals: others were Music (piano) and Mathematics, the 
later taught by Miss Hopkins, and Physical Education (calis- 

A parlor in the brand-new Main Building, completed in 
1891. The parlors, refurbished and modernized, are still in 
use today. 

The Infirmary Suite in Main, circa 1S91. Main Building 
was used as a library, dining liall. dormitory, administration, 
classroom, and infirmary buildint;, and teaclters as well as 
students were expected to live tlierc. 

Dr. Frank H. Gaines, origi- 
nator of tite plan for the 
school and its first chairman 
of the Board of Trustees, 
I889-IS96. Dr. Gaines was 
the first president (1896- 
1923) and for 34 years he 
chose the teachers, secured 
the students, and planned 
and worked for the develop- 
ment of the College. Gaines 
Chapel in Presser is named 
for him. 

Miss Nannette Hopkins, the 
first teacher employed when 
the school began. She was 
Lady Principal 1889-1897, 
and was dean from 1897- 
1938. She had the responsi- 
bility for student conduct 
and ideals, and set the stand- 
ards herself. 

The College took very seriously its role in loco 
parentis. The young ladies of Agnes Scott had been 
delivered into the care of the College, and there 
would be no straying from the rigid precepts of 
good conduct and ladylike behavior. Their day was 
organized from rising bell (6:30 a.m.), through 
breakfast (7:20), through school (8:30) and dinner 
(2:00), and more school until supper (6:20). The 
day was far from over, however, because there was 
a study period from 7-9 at night, leaving 30 minutes 
before time to prepare for retiring and lights out 
at 10:00. There was Sunday School every week, 
plus a meditation hour from 3-4 on the Sabbath. 

1891 Rules for Students 

In the Third Annual Catalogue of the Institute, 
for the 1891-1892 session, the following were in- 
cluded in the Rules for Domestic Government: 

"Boarders are required to attend services at the 
Presbyterian Church every Sunday morning when 
the weather is not too inclement, under the charge of 
resident teachers. 

"No pupil is allowed to appear in a wrapper out 
of her chamber. 

"Pupils will not be allowed to go to Atlanta 
oftener than once a quarter for shopping purposes, 
and then only when accompanied by a teacher. 

"Pupils are not allowed to receive callers on the 
Sabbath; nor are they allowed to make any visits, 
except by the written permission of their parents, 
and then only at the discretion of the Principal. 

"Pupils are permitted to correspond only with 
such gentlemen as are specially named in writing 
by parents. 

"Indiscriminate novel reading is prohibited. 

"Pupils are not allowed to leave the grounds 
without permission, nor to appear on the streets un- 
less accompanied by a teacher. 

"Visitors will not be received during school or 
study hours, nor the visits of young men at any time. 

"Gentlemen from the homes of pupils are not 
received unless they bring letters of introduction to 
the Principal from parents or guardians. 

"Pupils are not allowed to borrow money, jewelry 
or books, nor wear the clothing of others. 

? Library and reading room in Main. (Note the section in the tower portion.) Now completely redecorated, the parlor is in use 
ay as a restful meeting and study area. 


udents playing golf on the lawn in front of Main in 1902. White House is in the rear, in its new location. 

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The German Club of A^^nes Scott Institute posed with their teacher. Miss Sheppard. in front of Main, Circa 1902. 

"The Principal and most of the teachers reside 
in Main Building. 

"Day pupils will not be allowed to visit boarding 
pupils in their rooms. 

"All rooms will be inspected daily." 

And health was zealously guarded, according to 
the Catalogue: 

"The following violations of the laws of health 
are prohibited: Eating imprudently at night; wearing 
thin, low shoes in cold weather; going without wraps 
or over-shoes; sitting on the ground, and walking 
out of doors with uncovered heads; and the too 
early removal of flannels or the neglect to put them 
on at the approach of bad weather." 

Victorian Decorum Expected 

Pupils were expected (required) to take sufficient 
exercise on the "lawns and wide verandas," and 
decorum in dress and conduct off campus as well 
as on was expected. One young woman was expelled 
because she was seen riding in a carriage "in an 
I undesirable part of town," and another girl's fiance 
was told never to return to the campus because the 
engaged pair had been seen kissing each other good 

The life of the day seems quite restricted to 
us now, and the freedom enjoyed by contemporary 
young women was beyond the wildest imaginings 
of those Victorian girls. All young ladies of the 
period were closely chaperoned, and the girls amused 
themselves with walks, music, and their artistic en- 
deavors. As they exercised during their leisure (?) 
time by strolling around the five-acre campus, they 
could pause at the well, located in a litde octagonal 
building just northwest of Main. The water was pure 
and fresh and slaked the thirst of the entire com- 
munity until a typhoid outbreak in 1908 caused it 
to be sealed. The little gazebo-like house, (now the 
oldest building on campus), however, has been in 
continuous use through the years, and is currently 
the campus meditation chapel. 

An institution dedicated from its inception to the 
highest ideals and academic excellence, the Col- 
lege eschewed social sororities but has always had 
numerous academic and service organizations. It 
was one of the first women's colleges in the South to 

A "chamber" for four pupils. Today, wilhout the fireplace 
and with modern furnishings, this is a comfortable, at- 
tractive dormitory room for two students. 

The study hall. By 1906, tuition was $80 and room and board $205. 

Members of tlie 1902 violin class. 

Members of the 1898 junior and senior btiskelhall team. 

be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (1926), 
and the ASC Mortar Board chapter was organized 
in 1931. 

Through the years Agnes Scott students have been 
variously known as "Hottentots," "Scotters," or 
"Scotties," but most students and alumnae prefer 
being known simply as Agnes Scott women. Those 
first Agnes Scott women lived in a world that was 
completely foreign to the world of 1976. They 
wore voluminous clothes even during their athletic 
forays, and their social lives were structured and 
restricted. This was the America of Benjamin Harri- 
son, Grover Cleveland, William McKinley and 
Theodore Roosevelt, and the manners and morals 
were Victorian/Puritan. The Agnes Scott woman 
of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries 
could not, of course, vote, and the primary career 
open to her upon graduation was in some area of 
teaching. But whatever she did, she would be that 
rarity, a woman with a collge education, and could 
expect to make an acceptable marriage and to be- 
come the mother of children who would benefit 
from her education. 

Agnes Scott College Today 

Almost a century has passed since the beginnings 
of the College, and the campus and curriculum 
would be almost unrecognizable to those students 
and faculty members of its earliest days. Although 
Main Building remains in its original splendid state, 
additional buildings have been constructed and 
razed, making way for the physical Agnes Scott Col- 
lege seen today. There are now nineteen buildings, 
including an observatory and Alumnae House, and a 
100-acre campus that also encompasses an amphi- 
theater, an athletic field, and tennis courts. 

Far removed in time and concept from the limited 
courses taught by the little school of 1889, the cur- 
riculum of today's Agnes Scott offers major work 
in twenty-one fields plus a variety of special pro- 
grams such as independent study, legislative intern- 
ship in Atlanta and Washington, junior year study 
abroad, joint degrees given with the Georgia Institute 
of Technology, preprofessional work, credit-earning 


Aerial view of the 100-acre Agnes Scott campus today. 

ravel, and professional teacher certification. From 
I total of 600 volumes in 1892, the Library has ex- 
)anded to house more than 135,000 books, and the 
I!ollege utilizes every advanced teaching tool avail- 

There are approximately 570 students today, of 
vhom 484 are boarders and four dozen are "non- 
raditional" (beyond the usual college age). There 
ire 80 faculty members, and the 32-person Board 
)f Trustees now has nine women members. The 
:harter has expanded with the College, and, although 
;till true to the founders' principles, reflects the 
deals and concerns of the present day. 

The College is a charter member of both the 
American Association of University Women and the 
Southern University Conference, and is recognized 
nationally for its superior academic record and for 
the high quality of its alumnae. 

Dr. Gaines, Miss Hopkins, Colonel Scott and 
those others who founded and formed Agnes Scott 
College could not have foreseen the world of 1976 
or the opportunities open to our students, but it is 
highly Hkely that men and women of such faith and 
foresight would applaud and wish for the College 
and her women ever-expanding horizons and goals 
not yet imagined. 


Agnes Scott Traditions 

The Seal and Motto: 

The seal was used in 1893 on the diplomas 
of Agnes Scott's first graduates, Mary Barnett 
and Mary Mack, and consisted of an outer circle 
on which the words "Agnes Scott Institute, Deca- 
tur, Georgia" were printed; a second circle with 
the words, "A Home for Young Ladies;" and a 
center stating "Chartered 1889." This seal was 
used until the school was accredited as a College 
in 1907, at which time the words were changed 
to read "Agnes Scott College," and the second 
circle was eliminated. The school had adopted 
as its motto II Peter 1:5, "Add to your faith 
virtue, and to your virtue knowledge," and this 
was added to the seal in 1890. The 1915 seal 
looked very much as the present one does except 
that when the open book was added it was sur- 
mounted by a six-pointed star which remained 
until it was replaced in 1940 with a five-pointed 
one. It was at this time that an early error was 
corrected and the date was changed from 1890 
to the proper one of 1889, and the seal as we 
know it was adopted. The seal is carved into 
the stone of the fireplace in the Library and over 
the door of Buttrick. 

1895 — The Alumnae Association was formed. 
1900 — -First edition of the literary magazine, 
Aurora, was published. 

1902 — School annual, Silhouette, was pub- 

1909 — The Alma Mater, set to the tune of 
Ben Jonson's "Believe Me if All Those Endear- 
ing Young Charms," was selected through a con- 
test among the students. (The winner was 
awarded $2.00.) 

1913 — First May Day, including a dance 
around a May Pole. 

1915 — Both the Blackfriars dramatic club 
and the Black Cat Halloween festivities began this 
year. Black Cat was a culmination of freshman 
orientation, and was designed to eliminate hazing. 

1916 — The campus newspaper, called The 
Agonistic, was first published. The name was 
later change to The Agnes Scott News and is 
now the Profile. 

1919 — The first Founder's Day was cele- 
brated and Dr. Gaines declared a holiday, "not 
because it is the birthday of George Washington, 
but because it is the birthday of George Wash- 
ington Scott." 

1921 — Religious Emphasis Week was begun. 

1922 — The first Hopkins Jewel was awarded 
to that senior who most adequately exemplified 
the ideals of the College. 

1925 — Thirteen members, daughters of alum- 
nae, formed the Agnes Scott Granddaughters 

1951 — The first weekly College Convocation 
was held. 

While House, the building in which the Decatur Female Seminary 
began operation in 1889, originally stood on the spot where Main 
now stands: it was moved to the above location {next to the present 
Inman Dormitory) and remained in use until it was razed in the 
late Forties. 


Main Points 

gnes Scott Celebrates Bicentennial 

^lous DEPARTMENTS and organiza- 
is will present programs and speak- 
in celebration of the nation's 200th 

The Agnes Scott Blackfriars, under 
ction of Theater Department chair- 
n Dr. Jack Brooking, began its 
ervance in October with a play, 
le Rope Dancers" by Morton Wish- 
;rad, the first of two presentations 
dramas by American playwrights. 
; second. Tennessee Williams' "The 
Iktrain Doesn't Stop Here Any- 
re," will be seen May 7, 8, 13, and 
in Dana Fine Arts. 
The Music Department, represented 
the Glee Club under the direction 
Dr. Theodore Mathews, will begin 
ir salute to American composers 
h a performance of sacred choral 
sic at Decatur Presbyterian Church 
February 1, and will perform in 
It concert with the Columbia Uni- 
sity Glee Club in Gaines Chapel on 
irch 9. The spring concert offered by 
Agnes Scott Glee Club in Gaines 
apel on Apr. 8 will present Amer- 
n music that will include spirituals, 
red and secular songs, and songs re- 
;ting our nation's history. 
Or. Myrna Young, chairman of the 
Tture Committee, has invited Daniel 
Boorstin, Pulitzer prize-winning his- 
ian and newly appointed Librarian 
Congress to speak on March 2. Mr. 
orstin, former senior historian with 
National Museum of History and 
chnology of the Smithsonian Insti- 
ion, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize 
history in 1974 for his book. The 
nericans: the Democratic Experience. 
Dr. Sydney Ahlstrom, professor of 
lerican history and modern church 
tory at Yale University, has been 
ited by Dr. Mary Honey Sheats, 
lirman of the Bible Department, to 
pear at Agnes Scott as a McCain 
cturer for 1976. Dr. Ahlstrom will 
;ak on Apr. 12 and will have a dis- 
sion with students and faculty at the 
apel hour the following day. He has 
itten several books about religion in 
nerica and feels that "the moral and 
ritual development of the American 
Dple is one of the most intensely 
evant subjects on the face of the 

The Agnes Scott Bicentennial cele- 
bration will culminate Apr. 21-23 with 
the fiftieth anniversary observance of 
the founding of the College's chapter of 
Phi Beta Kappa which coincides with 
the 200th anniversary of the organiza- 
tion of the national honor society. 
Speakers for the occasion will be Jua- 
nita M. Kreps, vice president and pro- 
fessor of economics at Duke Univer- 
sity, Rosemary Park, former president 
of Barnard College and of United 
Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, and Ken- 
neth M. Greene, secretary of United 
Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Ed- 
ward McNair, Director of Public Rela- 
tions for Agnes Scott, is coordinator of 
the observance. 

Dr. Garber Honored 
on Retirement 

A DINNER honoring Professor Paul L. 
Garber and his wife, Carolyn, will be 
held on Friday, March 12th, at 7 
o'clock in Rebekah Scott Hall at Agnes 
Scott. Guest speaker for the occasion 
will be Bernhard W. Anderson, Pro- 
fessor of Old Testament Theology at 
Princeton Theological Seminary. 

Dr. Garber will retire in June after 
32 years of teaching at Agnes Scott. He 

On March 12, Dr. Paul L. Garber. pro- 
fessor of Bible at Agnes Scott for the 
past 32 years, will be honored at a retire- 
ment dinner at which the guest speaker 
will be Bernhard W . Anderson, professor 
of Old Testament Theology at Princeton 
Theological Seminary. 

came to the college in the fall of -1943, 
succeeding Mrs. Alma Sydenstricker as 
Head of the Bible Department. After 
graduating from Wooster College, he 
earned theological degrees at Louisville 
Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and 
received his Ph.D. from Duke Univer- 
sity. He has done post-doctoral studies 
at several universities in this country 
and abroad. 

Professor Garber has spent consider- 
able time, including two sabbaticals, in 
"the lands of the Bible." His interest in 
the relation of archaeology to Scripture 
led to the construction of the Howland- 
Garber model of Solomon's Temple, 
the most authentic replica of that 
famous building in e.xistence. He has 
published a color filmstrip and slides 
on the model, and is working on a book 
on the Solomonic era. 

His published works include 19 
articles in the Interpreter's Dictionary 
of the Bible, a section on "The Letters 
of Paul" in Understanding the Books 
of the New Testament, ed. P. H. Car- 
michael, book reviews and articles in 
the Journal of Biblical Literature, Jour- 
nal of Bible and Religion, Biblical 
Archaeologist, Archaeology, and Inter- 
pretation. He is presently preparing 
articles for the International Standard 
Bible Encyclopedia. 

Dr. Garber is a member of Phi Beta 
Kappa, and has served as a regional 
and national officer of the American 
Academy of Religion, the Society of 
Biblical Literature, and the Archaeo- 
logical Institute of America. 

An ordained Presbyterian minister, 
he served a parish in Durham, N.C. 
before coming to Agnes Scott, and has 
been active in the work of Atlanta Pres- 
bytery and the Synod of Georgia. 

The March 12th dinner centers on 
the teaching of Bible in the classroom, 
the key interest of Dr. Garber's profes- 
sional life. In keeping with this theme, 
Professor Anderson has chosen for the 
topic of his address, "Teaching the 
Bible to Young People Today." 

The Board of Trustees is establishing 
a fund in honor of Professor Garber, 
the proceeds of which will go toward 
the purchase of aids to be used in 
teaching Bible and religion. 

The dinner invitation list includes 
alumnae who have been Bible and Re- 
ligion majors and minors during the 
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Main Points 


time of Dr. Garber's tenure. Any other 
alumnae and friends who wish to at- 
tend the dinner may make reservations 
by writing to the department chairman, 
Mary Boney Sheats, at the College, and 
enclosing a check for tickets, which are 
$8 per person. Deadline for reserva- 
tions is February 27, 1976. 

What's that "thing" 
in the Library 

There's a "thing" sitting demurely in 
a far corner of the Library workroom. 
It's official name is Beehive Medical, 
OCLC Model 100, but it's usually re- 
ferred to by the Library staff as "it." 
(The campus newspaper. The Profile, 
has sponsored a contest to name it, 
but chances are that it will always be 
called simply "it.") 

But whatever its name, it is a re- 
markable instrument, a terminal con- 
necting the Agnes Scott College Mc- 
Cain Library with a data base in Ohio, 
and linking us with approximately 115 
college and public libraries in the 
Southeast. The OCLC in the machine's 
name stands for Ohio Collecting Li- 
brary Center, and the data base is a 
repository of information about books 
available in any of the member li- 
braries. The member libraries in this 
region of the country are in what is 
called "Solinet" — Southeastern Library 
Network — the largest such network in 
the country, although approximately 
555 other libraries are distributed 
among other data banks. The result is 
obvious: the McCain Library, for in- 
stance, houses close to 140,000 vol- 
umes; with "Solinet," its capacity is 
limited only by the number of books 
available in the other member libraries. 

The concept is stunningly simple, and 
as with most electronic marvels of the 
late twentieth century, its end results 
are increased efficiency and an ex- 
change of information that are little 
short of incredible. For example, if a 
student wants to find out if a certain 
book is available in the area, the li- 
brarian asks the machine and it tells 
her immediately. Or if the library has 
ordered a book, a request for cards for 
the catalog may be fed into the com- 
puter and the cards, typed and in alpha- 
betical order ready for filing, will arrive 
within a few days. The computer will 

also search for all books by any 
author, and will verify titles and other 
pertinent data when the Library wants 
to order new acquisitions. 

But the computer is not only effici- 
ent; it is polite, as well. When Dawn 
Lamade, technical services librarian, 
was demonstrating Solinet's talents, she 
signed on with her special code num- 
ber, and the machine promptly wrote 
on its screen, "Good morning, DAL," 
(Dawn's initials). Although its conver- 
sation is limited — its repertoire con- 
sists primarily of statements such as 
"Message not clear," or questions as to 
whether it should "cancel or save" — it 
is nonetheless unfailingly courteous, 
and promptly at noon changes its greet- 
ing to "Good afternoon," and to "Good 
evening" at 5:00. And it regretfully 
says "Good-bye" when its work is 

The librarians currently use the com- 
puter primarily for cataloging purposes; 
the fact that the cards are already 
printed and ready for filing saves many 
hours of typing. But the future offers 
the possibility of inter-library loan of 
books rather than just the verification 
of the location of a certain volume; or 
the opportunity of ordering books di- 
rectly from the publisher. Hopefully, it 
will soon be possible to ask the com- 
puter for a search by subject (now it 
searches by author and title), and in 
the not-too-distant future, to be able to 
order periodicals, films, tapes, and 

"It," you're a marvelous "thing." 

Agnes Scott Room 

The Agnes Scott room in the McCain 
Library is the repository of the artifacts 
and archives of the College. In the 
room are the records of all historical 
occasions, the history of the College 
and its organizations and traditions, 
handbooks, catalogs, scrapbooks, results 
of students' independent studies, and 
other memorabilia. On one wall hang 
portraits of the four presidents of the 
College, and facing them are paintings 
of Agnes Scott and her son, George 
Washington Scott, founder of the Col- 
lege. (The paintings were locked in the 
Room for safekeeping after they were 
stolen from Main and later found in a 

Georgia Tech building.) One of tl 
most interesting articles in the room 
the spinning wheel on which Agni 
Scott spun the yarn with which si: 
made clothes for her large family. 

Student spends Junior 
Year in France 

Virginia Louise Singletary of Fay 
etteville, Georgia, is participating in th 
Sweet Briar College Junior Year i: 
France program during the current aca 
demic year. The program was initiatei 
by the University of Delaware mor 
than 50 years ago and, under th' 
auspices of Virginia's Sweet Briar Col 
lege, has become recognized as one o 
the most outstanding in the nation 
More than 125 students from acros 
the country, representing 44 college 
and universities, are enrolled in the pro 
gram this year. 

After a month of intensive orienta 
tion in Tours, the group arrived in Pari 
in late October and enrolled in Pari 
universities and affiliated institutions 
Not only does the program increase 
student competency in the Frencl 
language, but it is planned to develoj 
a broader understanding of work 

Did you know? 

The Family Educational Rights anc 
Privacy Act of 1974 allows parents tc 
see their children's school records, anc 
restricts the release of information abou 
students without parental consent. Thf 
act, known as the Buckley Amendment 
also allows students over 18 to inspeci 
their own records. 
























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Agnes Scott Glee Club presents American sacred choral music 
m celebration of Bicentennial. Decatur Presbyterian Church, 
6:00 p.m. 

Deadline for $80 to reserve place on Suitcase Seminar, Savannah. 
Greenville Alumnae Club. Speaker: Dr. Miriam Drucker. 
Washington Alumnae Club. Speaker; Dr. Marvin B. Perry. Jr. 
Tidewater Alumnae Club. Speaker: Dr. Marvin B. Perry, Jr. 
Black History Week. Speaker: Gwendolyn Brooks, Pulitzer 
prize-winning poet; poet laureate of Illinois. Presser, 8:15 p.m. 
Young Atlanta Alumnae Club. "Spring Fashions by Lanvin." 
Piano recital by Jay Fuller. Agnes Scott assistant professor of 
music. Presser. 8:15 p.m. 

French play. Le Treteau de Paris production, Presser, 8:15 p.m. 
Founder's Day Convocation. Speaker: President Pauline Tomp- 
kins, Cedar Crest College. Allentown, Pennsylvania. 
One-act plays staged by Agnes Scott theater majors. Dana Fine 
Arts. 8:15 p.m. 

Charlotte .Alumnae Club, Speaker: Dr. Catherine Sims. 
Cobb County Alumnae Club. Speaker: Dean Martha Huntington. 
Columbia Alumnae Club. Speaker: Virginia Brown McKenzie. 
Dalton Alumnae Club, Speaker: Martha Yates. 
Nashville Alumnae Club. Speaker: Dr. Marie Pcpe. 
Tri-Cities (Bristol-Kingsport-Johnson City) Alumnae Group. 
Speaker: Jane King Allen. 

147th anniversary o( ihc birth of ASC founder Colonel George 
Washington Scott 

Macon Alumnae Club. Speaker: Dr, Michael Brown. 
Water Show presented by the ASC Doiphm Club. Gvmnasium, 
7:30 & 8:45 p.m. 

Deadline for reservations for Dr. Paul Garber's retirement 
Sophomore Parents' Weekend. 

Feb. 28 
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March 15 

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- Dallas Alumnae Club. Speaker: Ann Rivers Thompson. 

- Memphis Alumnae Club. Speaker: Virginia Brown McKenzie. 

- Hatticsburg Alumnae Group. Speaker: Margaret Gillespie. 
-Children's play staged by Agnes Scott theater majors. Dana 

Fine Arts. 2:30 p.m. 

-Bicentennial lecture. Speaker: Daniel J. Boorstin, Pulitzer prize- 
winning .American historian; senior historian. Smithsonian Insti- 
tution, Presser. 8:15 p.m. 

-Decatur .Alumnae Club. Student Panel; "Off-Campus Studies." 

- Foreign language drama contest for Georgia high school stu- 
dents. Dana Fine Arts, time to be announced. 

-Suitcase Seminar to Savannah. 

- Art Show. Invitational sculpture exhibit. Opening reception. 
Mar. 7. 2-5 p.m., Dalton Galleries. DFA. Special gallery hours 
Mar. 19-28. Mon.-Sat,. 9-5; Sun., closed. 

- Agnes Scott Glee Club in joint performance with Columbia Uni- 
versity Glee Club. Presser. 8:15 p.m. 

- Young Atlanta .Alumnae Club. Speaker: Dick Fleming. "Central 
Atlanta Progress." 

- Deadline for Golden Needle Exhibition entry forms to be mailed 
in with S5 entry fee. 

- S525 payment due from members of Alumnae Association trip 
to England. 

-Spring vacation begins, 4:30 p.m. 

-Jacksonville Alumnae Club Supper cruise on river. Guests: Dr 
5: Mrs, Marvin B. Perry. Jr. 

- Central Florida Alumnae Club. Speaker: Dr. Marvin B. Perry. Jr, 
-Spring quarter classes resume. 8:30 p.m. 

-Lecture. Speaker: Gary Wills, political columnist and author of 
Nixon Agonisics. Presser. 8:15 p.m. 


1975 Alumnae Counci 

Kay Manuel of the PItysical Education Department citats with Mary Vin^inia Allen 
'35, cluiinnan of the French DeparlmeiU. and Dot Weakley Gisli '56. Alumnae 
Association vice president for Region II. 

Kn-ai Sing Chang, professor of Bible and religion, talks 
one of the newest Aluirinae. Debbie Shepherd Hamhy '75. 


What's so funny? Alumnae Association President 

Jane King Allen '59 regales Dean of the Faculty 

Julia Gary and Mortar Board members Gay Blackburn. 

Brandon Brame, and Cherry Joy Beysselance with 

an anecdote. The three students, all class of '76, 

participated in a panel discussion during which they 

told Alumnae Council members of the various 

off-campus studies available to Agnes Scott 

women todav. 


More than 100 alumnae from variou 
sections of the country returned to thi 
Agnes Scott campus for the Alumnai 
Association's fourth annual Counci 
meeting in October, 1975. Members o 
the Council include regional vice presi 
dents, past presidents of the Associa 
tion, fund agents, class officers, am 
club presidents. 

The morning session included a pane 
of administrators that included Deai 
of the Faculty Julia Gary, discussin; 
changes in curriculum; Dean of Stu 
dents Martha Huntington discussim 
new rules governing students" lives 
Vice President for Business Affair; 
James Henderson discussing the cos 
of running the College; Vice Presiden 
for Development Paul McCain discuss 
ing the importance of the Agnes Scot 
Fund; and Director of Admissions Anr 
Rivers Thompson discussing student re 
cruitment and enrollment. 

After the panel discussion, the Coun 
cil broke up into workshop groups 
followed by a basket lunch and ; 
speech by President Marvin B. Perrj 
detailing current campus activities anc 
innovations such as the non-traditiona 
students" program and the joint degree 
offered by Agnes Scott and Georgi; 

Four Mortar Board members tok 
the Council of their experiences ir 
various campus programs such a 
study abroad, internship in Washington 
and the summer seminars offered b\ 
several of the departments of the Col 

The Council meeting was followec 
by a tea to which members of the fac 
ulty were invited, and during whicl 
alumnae were able to discuss in 
formally various changes in each de 
partment's curricular activities. 

Marion Clark, Chemistry department chairman, talks with Bella Wilson 

Lewis '34, fortner Alumnae Association president, while Helen Sewell 

Johnson '57, president of tlie Philadelphia Alumnae Club, listens to Art 
department chairman Marie Pepe. 

tireless and enthusiastic worker in the 
iimnae Association is its secretary, 
anor Lee McNeill '59. 

Jane King Allen '59, president of the Alumnae Association. Mary Manly 
Ryman '48, president of the Dalton Alumnae Club, and Betty Medlock 
Lackey '42, Coordinator of Club Services, discuss the addition of the 
nine new clubs — including Dalton — that raised the total to 27 in 1975. 

ininae and students find a topic of common interest 
Agnes Scott — during an Alumnae Council break, 
t to right are Cherry Joy Beysselance, president of 
rtar Board, Mortar Board member Win Ann Wanna' 
'<er, Mary McConkey Reimer '46, Eleanor Lee 
Neill '59, and Maryellen Harvey Newton, secretary 
■he class of 1916. 

One of Agnes Scott's oldest alumnae, Annie Wiley 
Preston, Institute, enjoys a happy conversation with 
Mortar Board member Gay Blackburn, class of 1976, 
and Ellen Perry, wife of ASC President Marvin B. 


England and Scotland Walk /Study Toui 

Although you will be reading this after the January 
15 deadline for the $100 deposit required to hold a 
place on the Alumnae Association trip to England 
in July, there were still a few openings available as 
of December 30, so if you have not yet made your 
reservations, please check with the Alumnae Office 
to see if there's room for one more traveler. 

A reminder: The dates are July 6-July 29, 1976; 
the cost is $1095 if 35 people go, and includes 
British Airways jet fare from New York to London 
and return, accommodations in university 
dormitories in Exeter, Oxford, York and Edinburgh, 
and hotel rooms in London, most meals, travel via 
chartered bus in the British Isles, and several extras. 

The number going on the trip is limited to 37, 
and the spaces are almost filled, so if you plan to 
go, please send your $100 check to Agnes Scott 
Alumnae Association, Decatur, Georgia 30030 as 
soon as possible. 


Dates: July 6-JuIy 29, 1976. 

Cost: $1095 each, if 35 people go; $1150 if 30; $1195 if 
25. (Maximum 37.) 

Cost includes . . . 

Transportation: British Airways jet from New York 

to London and return. Travel via charter bus within the 

British Isles. 

Accommodations: Dormitory rooms in British universities 
except in London, where group will stay in the Hotel 
Russell on Russell Square, near the British Museum. 

Meals: Breakfast and lunch in London; breakfast and 
dinner everywhere else; all three meals in Exeter, and 
three meals furnished on travel days. 

Sightseeing: Cost includes entrance fees to most 
historic sites. 

Insurance: Health, accident and baggage insurance. 

Extras: Cost includes dinner and performance at the 
Shakespeare Memorial Theater, Stratford-upon-Avon. 

Schedule of Payments: 

January 15, 1976 — $100 non-refundable fee to 
accompany application. (Upon receipt, applicant will 

receive more detailed information and a suggested 
reading list.) 

March15, 1976 — $525 

May 15, 1976 — Balance due, depending on the number 
signed for trip. (Tour members will be notified of 
amount due.) 

Itinerary: July 6, 1976. Leave New York for London. 
Remain in London until July 13, with side trips to such 
places as Canterbury, Dover, Windsor, and 
Hampton Court. 

July 13 — Bus to Exeter; three days, visiting Salisbury, 
Stonehenge, Plymouth, Dartmoor, etc. 

July 17 — Oxford, four days, visiting Coventry, 
Warwick Castle, Glastonbury Abbey, and such 
Cotswold villages as Lower Slaughter and Upper 
Swell, Chipping Camden, Bourton-on-the-water, 
Morton-in-the-marsh, and Stow-on-the-wold. 

July 22 — York, two days, visiting Fountains Abbey, 
Yorkshire moors, etc. 

July 25 — Edinburgh, three days, visiting Holyrood, the 
lochs, Stirling Castle, etc. 

July 29 — Fly to London for connections to New York. 

Tour members: First preference will be given to alumnae 
their husbands, and their children who are of high schoo 
age or older; second preference to ASC faculty and 
staff; third to others. 

Suggestions: Clothes should be comfortable, versatile, 
and adaptable for all weather conditions. They should 
include comfortable walking shoes, a raincoat or 
all-weather coat, sweaters or jackets, and suits or pant 
suits that are suitable for church or the theater. Luggage 
is limited by the airlines to a total of 44 pounds, and 
should include one big bag plus one carry-on plus a 
large purse or tote bag. Purchases made in Great Britain 
can be mailed home. Extra money will be needed for 
approximately 14 meals, including five dinners in London 
$100 (depending on your appetite) should be adequate. 
Additional money will also be needed for variables such 
as theater tickets (about $7.00 each), side trips not on 
the itinerary, gifts and incidentals. Traveler's checks are 

If you want your name added to the list for the trip 
to England, please fill out the application below, and 
send it with your non-refundable check for $100.00, mad 
out to: Alumnae Association Tour. 
(Prices and itinerary subject to change.) 

Agnes Scott Alumnae Association 
Decatur, Georgia 30030 

Please reserve ( ) place{s) for myself ( ), spouse { ), children ( ), friends ( ). 



.Class (if ASC alumna) 

State Zip. 

Spouse's name 

Children's names and school grades. 

Friend's name 





With the Clubs 

'obb County 

DRMERLY KNOWN as the Marietta 
lub, members agreed to change the 
ime to represent the larger area from 
hich the group is drawn. 
Officers for the 1975-1976 year are 
iza Roberts Leiter '67. president, 
Jeanor Compton Underwood '49, vice 
esident, and Ninalee Warren '64, 
cretary-treasurer. Twenty members 
tended the October. 1975. meeting at 
hich Alumnae Association President 
ne King Allen '59 and Director of 
lumnae Affairs Virginia Brown Mc- 
enzie '47 were guests and speakers. 
A third speaker was member Sylvia 
illiams Ingram '52, Alumnae Associa- 
)n Education Chairman, who told of 
rious plans made by her committee 
the interest of continuing education 
r alumnae. Sylvia has also been in- 
ilved with a mini-course sponsored by 
e club and held at the Cobb County 
iblic Library for the parents of young 
ildren. Taught by Mary Louise Rheay, 
rector of the Cobb County Library 
stem, the course was planned to cre- 
e an awareness of excellence in chil- 
en's literature. 


IE REGULAR Spring meeting of the 
cksonville Agnes Scott Alumnae Club 
IS held at the home of Margaret 
opkins Martin '40. Two dozen mem- 
rs attended the meeting to elect new 
ficers who are: Mary Aichel Sam- 
rd '49, president: Betty Libby Alder- 
an '63, secretary; Betty Anne Green 
jsh '53, treasurer; and chairmen Beth 
iris Moreman '40 (telephone), Ann 
cWhorter Butler '58 (social), and 
abel Talmage '34 (yearbook). 

kron /Cleveland 

UMNAE FROM the Akron/Clcveland 
ea attended a luncheon in September, 
75, and made plans for another 
thering during the current year. Al- 
oiigh not yet a formal club, the group 
mbered nine: Lucile Barnett Mirman 
7, Ruth Clapp Faulkner '48, Frances 

Allliough the club is not new, the name is: the Marietta Alumnae Club is now the 
Cobb County Club, and has members from all over the area. Officers elected in 
1975 are, left to right, Ninalee Warren '64, secretary-treasurer: Ellie Compton Under- 
wood '49, vice president: and Liza Roberts Leiter '67, president. 

A recent project undertaken by the Cobb County Alumnae Club was a book course 
given at the Marietta library for the parents of young children. Taught by Mary 
Louise Rheay (center), director of the Cobb County Public Library System, the 
course was designed to create an awareness of excellence in children's literature. 
Pictured with Miss Rheay are, left, Sylvia Williams Ingram '52, education chairman 
on the Alumnae Association executive board, and Liza Roberts Leiter '67, president 
of the club. 




Cork Engle "57, Joyce Freeman Marl- 
ing '45, Helen Jo Hinchey Williams '55, 
Bettie Manning Ott '45, Helen Jean 
Robarts Seaton '52, Dorothy Stewart 
Gilliam '48, and Marjorie Tippins 
Johnson '44. 


On OCTOBER 16, at a "Brunch at Bren- 
nan's," members of the Atlanta Agnes 
Scott Alumnae Club, represented by 
their president, Jean Salter Reeves '59, 
presented a $4000 check to Dr. Marvin 
Perry for the benefit of students at the 
College. The money was raised by the 
club through their successful 1975 
Golden Needle Award Festival display- 
ing the needlework of alumnae and 
others. Under the leadership of Bar- 
bara Specht Reed '60, president, and 
Betty Lou Houck Smith '35, chairman, 
and in cooperation with Rich's Depart- 
ment Store, the Festival attracted 
numerous entrants and visitors. A ce- 

Some members of one of the newest 
alumnae clubs. Toledo/ Detroit, are shown 
at their October organizational meeting. 
Pictured are, seated left to right. Betty 
Wirgman Duncan '66: Sister Hilda Bon- 
ham '32, secretary-treasurer; and Mart' 
King Critchell '37. Standing are Bronwen 
DuKate Cameron '68, vice president: Julia 
LaRue Orwig '73. president: and Rebekah 
Andrews McNeil '42. 


The Atlanta Agnes Scott Alumnae Club proudly presented a check for $4,000 
to Dr. Marvin Perry to be used for the benefit of students at the College. The a 
raised the money through their highly successful 1975 Golden Needle Award Festi 
displaying needlework of alumnae and others. Plans are under way for the /5 
show which will be held during Alumnae Weekend in April at Rich's Departm. 
Store. Pictured with President Perry as they admire the needlepoint Imari pi 
used as the symbol of last year's show are, left to right. Anita Moses Shipf 
'60. 1976 Festival Chairman, Jean Salter Reeves '59. president of the Atlanta cl, 
and Barbara Specht Reed '60, immediate past president. 

lebrity category presented offerings by 
Mrs. Lyndon Johnson. Mrs. Herman 
Talmadge. Mrs. George Busbee. Mrs. 
Howard Callaway (Beth Walton '47) 
and many others. 

The 1976 Festival, under the guid- 
ance of President Jean Reeves and 
Chairman Anita Moses Shippen "60, 
will again be held at Rich's, and will 
be presented April 24 (Alumnae Week- 
end) through May 1. 


Have you ever wondered how a new 
Agnes Scott Alumnae Club is formed 
and organized? Alumnae in the Toledo/ 
Detroit area have just formed theirs, 
and the experience has been rewarding. 
Alumnae living in the area first ex- 
pressed interest in a club in October, 
1974. and the matter was turned over 
to Betty Medlock Lackey, Coordinator 
of Club Services. Betty mailed a list of 
all alumnae living in the general vicin- 
ity to Susan Snelling de Furio '70 and 
Julia LaRue Orwig '73; they contacted 

people about a club, entertained m 
bers of the Admissions Office staft 
learn all they could about recrui 
students for the College, followed 
organizational steps as outlined in 
Club Handbook, and a new club 

They held their organizational m' 
ing in October, 1975, and elected tl 
first officers: Julia LaRue Orwig. 
president; Bronwen DuKate Came 
"68, vice president; and Sister H 
Bonham '32. secretary-treasurer. Tl 
next meeting will be held in Apri 
Detroit at a member's home. In a re; 
to the Alumnae Office they say, "A 
club, of course we will try to publi* 
ASC as well as help area Alumnae 
missions Representatives recruit pi 
pective students. We see this as a m 
function of the club because the Adr' 
sions staff has just begun to really 
cruit in the Toledo/ Detroit area 
we want to helpV 

Did you know? 

A PERSONAL LETTER to the mother 
a gift for the baby are sent from 
Alumnae Office upon receipt of a b 

ooks by Alumnae 
re Needed 

lONG THOSE who have been generous 
their financial support of the College. 
Emmett Cartledge of Columbus, 
^orgia, has been especially helpful to 
Alumnae Office and House. The 
dower of Mary Louise Thames 
rtledge '30, Mr. Cartledge has given 
ns in memory of his wife (who died 

1974) that have purchased needed 
'ice equipment in daily use in the 
umnae Office. The newest gift given 

Mr. Cartledge is a handsome cherry 
okcase in which books written by 
imnae will be displayed. The Alum- 
: Office has some of these volumes 

hand, but there are many that have 
ver been given to the Office. 
If you have written a book, or if you 
ve or know of one written by an 
imna, please donate a copy, inscribed 
the Alimimc Association, and send 

I to '"Bookshelf," Alumnae Office, 
;catur, Georgia 30030. 

d you know? 

lERF. ARE THREE DOZEN retired mem- 
r^ of the faculty and staff whose ad- 
;^scs are available through the 
I innae Office and who would enjoy 
aring from former students. 

What is the Agnes Scott 

Have you ever noticed that where two 
or more alumnae are gathered together, 
no matter what their ages, they have a 
common ground of understanding and 
experience? They will fall into con- 
versation about the differences and 
similarities of the College in their own 
eras, and will come away from the 
meeting with a sense of comradeship 
that is usually found only among mem- 
bers of other elite groups such as the 
Marines. Not that the closeness is based 
on anything as mechanistic as the mili- 
tary; if there is anything on which an 
Agnes Scott alumna prides herself it is 
her individuality. No one comes out of 
the College in a predictable mold; each 
graduate is as individual as her own 

So what do we all have in common? 
How is it possible for alumnae to find a 
meeting of the minds with undergrad- 
uates struggling through their freshman 
exams? Can it be due to the fact that 
we have been there, that we know their 
problems and we realize that ten or 
twenty or forty years ago we struggled, 
too, and learned and survived? (The 
realization is tinged, if we are honest, 
with a little smugness; we did survive.) 


And from the students' standpoint — 
what can thev possibly have in com- 
mon with us? Perhaps in us they see a 
foreshadowing of themselves when they 
are alumnae, when they will talk with 
a generation of students yet unborn, and 
when they too will feel that touch of 

That's part of it, but there's more to 
it than th:it. In your opinion, just what 
is it? What is the Agnes Scott expe- 

75 Years Ago 
at Agnes Scott 

The six-year-old .Alumnae Associa- 
tion of Agnes Scott Institute had a busy 
and productive vear under the leader- 
ship of its president, Anna Irwin 
Young, who taught mathematics at the 
school. The .Association provided re- 
ceptions and lectures for the students, 
and its 45 members collected and dis- 
bursed S604.93, meeting incidental 
expenses and paying the tuition of a 
day student for each of the five past 
years. In addition, the parlors of Main 
received some new furnishings from the 
alumnae, and the Association had S560 
on deposit as the beginning of a perma- 
nent scholarship fund. 


^ October 14, 1975, the Dalton 
I mnae Club met at the home of the 
ib president, Mary Manly Ryman '48. 
venty-two members attended the 
3eting at which Peggy Miller, who is 
3m Dalton and is president of the 
lior class at Agnes Scott, presented 
i Robert Frost slide show about 
mpus activities and student life. 
In addition to Mary, other officers 
r the 1975-76 year are Cynthia 
irrent Patterson '72, vice president: 
ary Rogers Hardin '68, secretary: 
d Ida Rogers Minor, treasurer. Hollis 
nith Gregory '60 is the Alumna Ad- 
issions Representative for the area. 
The club awarded a door prize, an 
iginal needlepoint design that had 
en won by the club last spring for its 
rticipation in the 1975 Golden Needle 
*ard Festival. 

The Dalton Alumnae Club met in October and saw a Robert Frost slide show 
presented by Peggy Miller, senior class president and a native of Dalton. Shown with 
Peggy (left) are, center, Cynthia Current Patterson '72, vice president of the club, 
and Hollis Smith Gregory '60, Alumna Admissions Representative for the area. 
Other officers of the club are Mary Manly Ryman '48, president: Mary Rogers Hardin 
'68, secretary: and Ida Rogers Minor '55, treasurer. 


om the Director 

Virginia Brown McKenzie 47 

itroducing the Regional Vice Presidents 

ST ISSUE we published a chart show- 
; the geographical organization of 
; Alumnae Association, and I prom- 
d to introduce to you the women 
10 are responsible for each region. 
Pictured below are our four regional 
e presidents, and indicated on the- 
ip are the regions they serve. Alum- 
who live in other countries are 
■ved by the vice president of Region 

Each regional vice president has the 
iponsibility of helping to organize 
lbs or annual meetings, of leading 
imnae admissions representatives in 
r section, of serving as resource per- 
il for fund-raising and projects, and 
attending three Executive Board 

meetings each year to report on the 
alumnae activities under her super- 

Cissie Spiro Aidinoff (Mrs. Bernard) 
'51, who recently lobbied for the ERA 
in New York, is leader of Region I. 
She entertains Agnes Scott alumnae as 
well as statesmen in her Fifth Avenue 

Region II is headed by Dot Weakley 
Gish (Mrs. Donald) '56, accomplished 
church organist and choir director who 
continues sprightly political involve- 
ments as well as an active role in the 
Washington, D.C., Agnes Scott Alum- 
nae Chapter. 

Vice president for Region III is 
Mary Duckworth Gellerstedt (Mrs. L. 

L., Jr.) '46, promoter of publicity for 
the Atlanta 1975 Golden Needle 
Award Festival. Mary's husband is Vice 
Chairman of the Agnes Scott College 
Board of Trustees; their daughter is a 
'71 graduate of the College. 

In charge of the vast western Region 
IV is energetic Margaret Gillespie '69, 
Jackson, Miss., teacher of special edu- 
cation, who recruits new students as 
well as alumnae leaders, having per- 
sonally escorted out-of-state prospective 
students to the campus. 

Now that you have met the regional 
vice presidents, we shall move on to 
learn in the next issue about the loca- 
tions and leaders of our aUminae clubs 
or chapters. 

Cissie Aidinoff 
Region I 

Dot Gish 
Region II 

Mary Gellerstedt 
Region III 

Margaret Gillespie 
Region IV 

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Agnes Scott College, under the above name, started in this rented building in 1889. 
The total assets of the School were then $5,000. 

Agnes Scott 



SPRING, 1976 

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Agnes Scott's famous dogwood, 
next to Presser Hall, 
is one of the largest, oldest, 
and loveliest in the Atlanta area. 

Editor / Martha Whatley Yates '45 
Design Consultant / John Stuart McKenzie 


Director of Alumnae Affairs 

Virginia Brown McKenzie '47 
Assistant to the Director 

Martha Whatley Yates '45 
Coordinator of Club Services 

Betty Medlock Lackey '42 

Frances Strother 


President / Jane King Allen '59 

Vice Presidents 

Region I / Cissie Spiro Aidinoff '51 
Region II / Dot Weakley Gish '56 
Region III / Mary Duckworth Gellerstedt 

Region IV / Margaret Gillespie '69 

Secretary / Eleanor Lee McNeill '59 

Treasurer / Lamar Lowe Connell '27 


Pages 1 , 6, 7 — Chuck Rogers; Page 4 — 
Courtesy Colonial Williamsburg; Pages 8, 
9 — Judy Thompson '75; Page 10 — 
Courtesy ASC News Office; Page 12 — 
Sister Moore; Tracy O'Neal; Page 14 — 
Courtesy Mary Baldwin College; Page 
15 — Courtesy Emory University. 


Copy and announcements submitted 
for inclusion in the next three issues of the 
Alumnae Quarterly should be received 
by the editor by the following dates: 

Fall (publication, September 30, 1976), 
June 30. 1976. 

Winter (publication, November 30, 
1976), August 30, 1976. 

Spring (publication, March 30, 1977), 
December 30, 1976. 

Manuscripts by, about, or of interest to 
ASC alumnae are welcome, and should be 
submitted typed double-spaced, in 
duplicate, and accompanied by a stamped, 
self-addressed envelope. 

Member / Council for Advancement and 
Support of Education. 

Published four times yearly: Fall. Winter, 
Spring and Summer by Agnes Scott College, 
Decatur. Georgia. Second class postage 
paid at Decatur, Georgia 30030. 








The Moving Finger Writes. . . 

Phi Beta Kappa: 

Fifty Years at Agnes Scott 

By Martha Yates 

The history of Phi Beta Kappa . . . The Key . . . 
Why Phi Beta Kappa?. . . a)BK at Agnes Scott. 
ASC 50th anniversary. 

Departmental Update: Art 

History of Art Department at Agnes Scott . . . 
Facuhy . . . Courses . . . Students . . . Future. 

The Garden Group 
IVIain Points 

Summer pottery workshop . . . Dr. Chloe Steel 
retires. . .Professor Tumblin flies to South 

With the Clubs 

Dallas . . . Delaware Valley . . . Fairfield- 
Westchester. . .Jacksonville. . .Nashville. 

Alumnae Profiles 

Page 12: Ida Brittain Patterson '21 . . .Page 14: 
Martha Stackhouse Grafton '30. . .Page 15: 
Evangeline Papageorge '28. . .Page 16: Carrie 
Scandrett '24 . . . Page 17: Mary West Thatcher 

Obituary: Dr. Charles A. Dana 
From the Director 

he Moving 



IS SAFE to say that nothing else ever 
sented in the Alumnae Quarterly 

provoked so much thoughtful dis- 
sion or has eUcited so many favor- 
e comments (see "Letters") as did 

Fall issue, "The Year of the Wo- 


t is exceptionally gratifying to know 
t the article, "Woman in Higher 
acation," was so well received, and 
■ant to share with you some of the 
'Sequent national developments that 
act all of us interested in and dedi- 
ed to the continued and expanded 
ication of women. 

Since publication of the issue on 
itember 30, 1975, Frances T. ("Sis- 
) Farenthold, former Texas state 
resentative. has been named the 
t woman president of Wells College 
Aurora, New York. 

A new ruling by the U.S. Depart- 
nt of Health, Education and Welfare 
renting an uproar on many campuses 
OSS the country. Hillsdale College, 
independent institution in Michigan, 

informed that if only one of its 
00 students receives a federal grant, 

college, which has never accepted 
cent from federal, state or local 
'ernments, is considered a "recipient 
titution." The college is planning a 
al fight to avoid what Time, in the 
c. 8, 1975, issue terms, "a smother- 
blanket of complex and often im- 
ctical federal rules and regula- 
is . . . Indeed, after a survey of 
irmative-action programs at 132 
lools, the Carnegie Council on Policy 
:dies in Higher Education declared 
t they are 'confused, even chaotic' 
The federal regulations have further 
eatened the survival of many colleges 
(Continued on page 12) 

Thank you for the Fall, 1975, issue of the 
Alumnae Quarterly. I think you did a fine 
job with it, particularly the major feature 
["Wonuui and Higher Education" — Ed.]. 
The material and the layout are great! 

Virginia Carter, Vice President 

Council for Advancement and 

Support of Eiducation 

Washington, DC 

I HAVE enjoyed the Newsletters about the 
College as well as the Alumnae Quarterly. 

Miriam Thompson Felder '32 

Blakely, Georgia 

This is just a quick note to let you know 
that I really enjoyed your lead article in 
the Fall Alumnae Quarterly. 1 thought you 
covered much ground, and I especially 
liked the addition of the freshman ques- 
tionnaire results. You touched on several 
issues which we all need to consider and 
reconsider; I appreciate your attention to 
the current situation. 

Patricia Stringer '68 

ASC Administrative Intern 

Gaucher College. .Maryland 

I READ the Fall Alumnae Quarterly and 
it's just great! I'm so glad you captured 
Martha Yates; and thanks he we still have 
John Stuart McKenzie working at top form 
as usual. From 'The Moving Finger 
Writes" to the final cover page. 1 was spell- 
bound. I can't wait to see what the Spring 
issue will be like. 

Roberta Winter '27 

Professor of Speech and Drama, 


Berryville, Virginia 

The fall, 1975, Alumnae Quarterly — 
and new editor Martha Yates — are very 
impressive. After reading this issue I really 
want my daughter to seriously consider 
Agnes Scott. 

Peggy Fanson Hart '59 

Redmond. Washington 

1 LIKED the Fall issue very much, and 
thought it was well-done. Your article was 
interesting. Especially I liked the entire 
layout of the magazine and its general 

Lillian Newman, Associate 


McCain Library, Agnes Scott 


Decatur, Georgia 

Congratulations to you for the inter- 
esting Alumnae Quarterly and to all the 
staff for the work being done at the 
Alumnae Office. I want Betty (Medlock 
Lackey '42, Coordinator of Club Services) 
to know that I have given copies of the 
ASC cookbook [Food for Thought — Ed.] 
to my daughter and daughter-in-law. 

Last July I enjoyed a tour of Ireland, 
Scotland, Wales and England. I know that 
the group which accompanies Dr. Brown 
will enjoy the walk/study tour in July. 

Mildred Cowan Wright '27 

Atlanta, Georgia 

1 ENJO-iED your page "The Moving Finger 
Writes" and approve your criteria. I hope 
you never have to "cancel half a line of 
it" when you edit your page: 1 would like 
to know more of your thinking. 

I commend you on the promptness of 
getting the .Alumnae Quarterly off the press 
while the news is still seasonal and not 
disappointingly out of date. 

Keep up the good work. Volume 54, No. 
1 was the best yet! 

Maurine Bledsoe Bramlett '27 
Asheville, North Carolina 

I WANT to tell you how much I enjoyed 
the Fall Alumnae Quarterly. It was so full 
of news of interest to alumnae. Your ar- 
ticle, "Woman and Higher Education," was 
most thought-provoking. Also, as treasurer 
of the Alumnae Association, I was espe- 
cially glad to see notices to remind alum- 
nae about the cookbook and crewel kits 
which are for sale to help our alumnae 
treasury. The entire Alumnae Quarterly 
was great! 

Lamar Lowe Connell '27 

Atlanta, Georgia 

Thank you for the Fall Alumnae Quar- 
terly. As usual I read it from cover to 
cover, and enjoyed everything in it. The 
article, "Woman and Higher Education," 
makes us proud of the author, the College, 
the freshmen quoted, and the alumnae 
cited. The photography, the general news 
(for instance, more than $30,000 in be- 
quests from five alumnae), the tributes to 
Dr. Stukes, the alumnae tour with Dr. 
Brown, the effectively displayed calendar, 
the class news, and of course our smiling 
Director's final page — all make the last 
issue worth re-reading. Thanks again! 

Sarah Fulton '21 

Decatur, Georgia 






Phi Beta Kappa. To the uninitiated those thn 
Greek letters speak of erudition. Of a mysterioi 
society honoring academic achievement. To {\ 
initiated — to the members — they represent tt 
same, as well as the gratification of knowing th; 
perhaps the ultimate token of scholastic excellence 

What is Phi Beta Kappa? When and how did 
start? What does it represent? And on whom is 

In simplest terms, Phi Beta Kappa is a colleg 
and university honor society that encourages scholai 
ship in the liberal arts and sciences. (That mear 
that there are no chapters at technological school 
of whatever caliber of scholastic standing.) It is th 
oldest American fraternity with a Greek-letter name 
It was founded on December 5, 1776, in the Apoll 
Room of the Raleigh Tavern at Williamsburg, Vn 
ginia, by students at the College of William an 
Mary. The young men who were its charter membei 
selected the Greek letters <I>BK as the name of tb 
organization because they are the initials of th 
words meaning, "Love of wisdom, the helmsman c 

From its inception the fraternity was dedicated tl 
the highest scholastic endeavor, although it w£ 
originally founded as a secret social organizatioi 
This concept was abandoned in the 1830's, hov 
ever, and the fraternity became solely an honor sc 
ciety. Naturally, there were no women members i 
the beginning, because there were no women colics 
students, and the society didn't admit females unt 
1875, almost a hundred years after the founding. 

The concept of the honor society appealed t 
other colleges and universities, and chapters wei 
formed at Yale in 1780 and at Harvard in 178 
Later, as additional chapters were formed in eac 
state — and the application for a charter undergoe 
the strictest study and evaluation by the nation; 
organization (the United Chapters of <t>BK) — th 
chapters take as their designation the next availabl 
letter of the Greek alphabet. For example, there ai 
only four chapters in the state of Georgia: Alph 
at the University of Georgia; Beta, at Agnes Scot 


Gamma, at Emory University; and Delta, at More- 
house College. Thus, as the original chapter of 
the entire organization, the one at William and Mary 
is "the Alpha of Alphas." 

Other early chapters formed were Dartmouth, 
1787, Union (New York), 1817, Bowdoin, 1825, 
and Brown, 1830. During the years between 1845 
and 1895, 18 other chapters were created, so that by 
the turn of the century there was a total of 25 in 
existence. In 1883, the national organization was 
formed, and there are now more than 1 30,000 living 
members belonging to 214 chapters. The society 
offers scholarships and awards, sponsored both by 
some individual chapters and by the national organi- 

The Phi Beta Kappa key, the tangible symbol of 
the society, is, in itself, a perpetual reminder of the 
goals of the organization. On the obverse side are the 
familiar Greek letters; in the upper left corner are 
three stars arranged in a triangular shape and de- 
noting the aims of the group: friendship, morality 
and literature; and in the lower right corner is a 
hand pointing upward, to show aspiration. On the 
reverse side, the side seldom seen by any but mem- 
bers, is, at the top, the name of the member, the 
name of the chapter into which he or she was initi- 
ated, and the date of membership. In the center is a 
Latin motto meaning "Society of Learning," and 
across the bottom is the date of the founding of 
*BK, December 5. 1776. 

So what is Phi Beta Kappa all about? Granted 
that it recognizes scholastic excellence: but does it 
justify its existence in any other ways? The answer 
is a resounding, "Yes." Not that it really needs 
justification; surely today, more than at any time 
in our history, excellence simply for the sake for 
excellence is a reason for being. But the society 
doesn't stop at mere recognition; through scholar- 
ships and awards it encourages academic endeavors 
of the highest sort. These awards and scholarships 
are given by individual chapters and by the United 
Chapters, and although the program of the Phi Beta 
Kappa Visiting Scholars, for example, is sponsored 
by the national organization, the host college or uni- 

The key above belongs to Mary Margaret 
MacLauchlin '74. assistant to Agnes Scott's Director 
of Admissions. Fen- hut the initiated ever see the 
reverse side of a Phi Beta Kappa key. which has the 
member's name, the name of the chapter into which 
she was initiated, and the date of membership. In the 
center are the letters "SP." standing for "Society of 
Learning." and across the bottom is the date of '^BK's 
founding. The bar is optional, and names the 
member's alma mater. (See opposite page.) 

versity shares the speaker's expenses. The society 
also distributes several publications such as The 
American Scholar, sub-titled A Quarterly for the 
Independent Thinker, offering cogent, well-articulated 
writings on a variety of subjects. 

The process by which an institution of higher 
education may be granted a chapter of Phi Beta 
Kappa is rigid and complex. A committee on qualifi- 
cations (of which, coincidentally, Professor Catherine 
S. Sims is currently serving as chairman) thoroughly 
investigates the institution, and offers its findings to 
a larger group made up of representatives from each 
chapter. This group, meeting triennally, then votes 
on whether or not to admit the applicant. It is 
obvious, from the small number of chapters, that 
membership is not granted lightly. 



Students of the College of William and Mary 

met in Williamsburg's Raleigh Tavern on 

December 5. 1776. to organize the 

honor society which became Phi Beta Kappa. 

When Agnes Scott, for example, decided to apply 
for membership in the early Twenties, there was a 
lapse of a couple of years between the application 
and the final formation of the chapter. In 1924, the 
College was notified that it had been placed on "a 
tentative list of colleges that might be considered." 
Later that same year it was told that it had been 
placed in nomination, and in 1925 the charter was 
granted, making Agnes Scott the 102nd of all col- 
leges admitted, and only the ninth woman's college 
to be selected. The concept of an honor society on 
campus was not new, however; since 1914, the six 
faculty members who had been elected to Phi Beta 
Kappa at their alma maters had been members of 
Gamma Tau Alpha which they had formed and 
modeled after 'M^K, electing undergraduates and 
alumnae to membership. 

The faculty members of Gamma Tau Alpha were 
the charter members of Agnes Scott's chapter of Phi 
Beta Kappa, and when the chapter was formally made 
a part of the parent organization, its members were 
Lillian S. Smith, Cleo Hearon, Robert B. Holt, Muriel 
Harn, Lady Coma Cole (her real name), and Guerrv 
Stukes. (Dr. Stukes, who died in 1975, was the last 
surviving member of the original six.) President 
James R. McCain was made "foundation member" 
when the charter was granted, (his college, Erskine, 
hadn't had a chapter), and the formal ceremonies 
took place in 1926, establishing Agnes Scott's chap- 
ter as the second in the state of Georgia. 

There are four ways in which a person may be 
elected: in course, either as a junior or senior; as a 
foundation member, as was Dr. McCain; as an 
alumna member (Catherine Marshall was so hon- 
ored); or as an honorary member. The latter are 

'^ but the other three presidents, Drs. James 
McCain, Wallace Alston and Marvin Perry 

not alumnae of the College, and there have only been 
six in the history of the chapter: Kathryn Glick, 
William Cole Jones, Emma Mae Laney, Mary Stuart 
MacDougall, Philip Davidson, and Catherine Tor- 
rance. Neither Dr. Frank H. Gaines, first president, 
nor Miss Nannette Hopkins, first dean, were mem- 
bers, ( Miss Hopkins didn't even have a college de- 
have been. 

There are presently thirty active (voting) mem- 
bers on campus; members who do not remain on 
campus are not allowed to vote on new members. 
The new members are selected on the basis of 
scholastic standing and other qualifications, and, 
after having been recommended by an election com- 
mittee, must be elected by ■♦,-, of the members, in a 
secret ballot. The honor is real, and one to be 
cherished for the remainder of the member's lifetime. 

On the Agnes Scott campus, in celebration of the 
chapter's 26th birthday, a three-day observance will 
coincide with the 200th birthday of the national or- 
ganization. The ASC observance will be immediately 
before Alumnae Weekend, and will occur April 
21-23. Speakers for the occasion will be Phi Beta 
Kappa Visiting Scholar Juanita M. Kreps, vice presi- 
dent and professor of economics at Duke University, 
Rosemary Park, former president of Barnard College 
and of the United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, and 
Kenneth M. Greene, secretary of United Chapters. 
On such an occasion, when the ultimate emphasis 
is on the aspiration of academic excellence for its 
own sake, all — members or not — can be thankful 
for the concept of Phi Beta Kappa and for the men 
and women who are its members. A 

Dana Fine Arts Building is 
considered one of the best of 
its type in the country. 

Departmental Update: ART 

[E OF THE original courses offered at 
young Decatur Female Seminary in 
39 was Art, taught by Miss Valeria 
iser. Considered in those Victorian 
/s as a proper course of study for 
jng ladies, art, as a career, has al- 
ys been one of the few fields that 
ows no sex. True, there have been, 
the past, more outstanding male than 
nale artists, but women of the stature 
i talent of Mary Cassatt, Georgia 
Keeffe, and yes, even Grandma 
3ses, possess places of distinction 
ingside their male counterparts. 
Reflecting the realization that women 
talent will experience no discrimina- 
n. the Art Department of Agnes Scott 
illege is alive with inspiration and 
ibition. Under the energetic leader- 
p of Department Chairman Dr. 
irie Pepe, "The objective of the de- 
rtmcnt," in Dr. Pepe's words, "is to 
e training in appreciation of art, to 
Ip the students to form standards of 
te, and to promote creative effort in 
;ir communities." Dr. Pepe, a native 
Wichita Falls, Texas, a graduate of 
State University of Iowa, and a 
-■mbcr of Phi Beta Kappa, has been 
the Agnes Scott faculty since 1951. 
1969 she became a professor and 
s made the chairman of the depart- 
;nt: she was named to the Charles A. 
ina Chair in May, 1974. 
The faculty of the Art Department 
nsists of three other members in addi- 
n to Mrs. Pepe: Robert F. Wester- 
It, LeIand Staven, and Carol Golden 
illcr. The Department is housed in 
Dana Fine Arts Building (designed 
architect John Portman), and is 
nsidered to be one of the finest art 
ildings in the country. Dr. Pepe says, 
(Continued on next page) 

Students and unidentified instructor in the Art Department 
of Agnes Scott Institute, circa 1900. 



"The studio areas are large and well 
equipped for work in painting and 
drawing, printmaking, ceramics, three- 
dimensional design, welding, and film- 
making. While we do not offer specific 
courses in some of these areas, all of 
our studio classes are very individual- 
ized to permit a student to explore 
various media and techniques. The 
Dalton (exhibition) Gallery in the 
Dana Fine Arts Building is also ex- 

tremely well designed. Here works from 
our permanent collection are shown, as 
are exhibits of both local and national 
artists, and the work of our own stu- 
dents and faculty." 

"Many of our students continue to 
develop as practicing, professional art- 
ists after they leave Agnes Scott," states 
Dr. Pepe, "but we do not attempt to 
provide the highly professional training 
of an art school. The creative is part of 
the liberal arts, however, so a liberal 
arts education seems to be one of the 
best trainings for a serious artist. It 
also provides the student who has a 
general interest in art with the back- 
ground for a lifetime of appreciation 
and enjoyment. We offer a balanced 

program of practice, theory, and h 
tory. For the student whose interest 
not in the practice of art, we offer 1 
interdepartmental major of Art Histc 
and English Literature. This major a 
provides a good background for 1 
student wishing to continue work in 1 
history of art. At the present time c 
of our recent graduates with this int 
departmental major — Lelia Kinney 
— is working toward a Ph.D. in i 
History at Yale University. Anoth 
Nita Whetstone "75, was primarily 
terested in the practice of art; she is n 
working toward her M.F.A. degree 
the University of Chicago. And anotl 
member of the class of '75, She; 
Cave, was intersted in both areas. 

A popular Art Department course is ceramics: the studio areas are also equipped for work in painting ami drawing, 
printmaking, three-diniensional design, welding, and film-making. 

students of today benefit from the multi-leveled spaciousness of the studios in the Dana Fine Arts Building. 

low working toward an M.A. in 
leum training at George Washington 
versity. She has also been appointed 
stant registrar of the Corcoran 
seiim in Washington, and has re- 
tly held an exhibition of her paint- 

For the past five years we have had 
average of 40 art majors," Dr. Pepe 
tinues. "Our studio classes have 
n ten to twenty-five students: the art 
ory courses average 25 to 35 stu- 
ts, although these classes are often 
;h larger. (We very much feel the 
d of an additional faculty member 
■elieve the crowding in some of the 
iio courses, and to offer some badly 
ded new courses.) The advanced stu- 

dent in both studio art and art history 
has an opportunity to do independent 

As with most of the other depart- 
ments of the College, the Art Depart- 
ment offers expanded and off-campiis 
opportunities of learning. Mrs. Pepe 
says, "To enrich the academic program 
in art we have a series of field trips to 
Atlanta galleries and museums. The Art 
Department has also participated in 
three Summer Studies Programs Abroad. 
In 1971, the Art Department and the 
German Department had a program in 
Marburg, Germany: in 1973, the Art 
Department and the Classics Depart- 
ment had a program in Rome, Italy: and 
in 1974, the Art Department and the 

Spanish Department had a program in 
Madrid." This summer the program in 
Rome will be repeated, with Elizabeth 
Zenn, professor of classical languages 
and literatures teaching a course on 
Roman art and architecture, and Mrs. 
Pepe teaching a course on the art of 
the Italian Renaissance. 

"With luck," says Dr. Pepe, "ex- 
pansion will be in our future, but in 
the meantime we all feel the program 
at Agnes Scott is well-rounded and 
challenging, and one that permits great 
individual development. We have had 
— and do have — extraordinary stu- 
dents: so the Art Department is blessed 
by the Agnes Scott esprit de corps that 
is very special." ▲ 

A place of 
beauty and 
tranquility is 
to be treasured. 
Sucfi a place is 
the Alumnae 
Garden. In a 
look at the 
scenes activity 
that keeps it 
that way, we 
show some 
alumnae at work. 

Chairman Nellc Chamlee Howard '34, prunes judiciously, 
as she leads her garden group in their pursuit of beauty for 
the benefit of alumnae, visitors, and the college community. 

Betty Wood Smith '49, right, 
frequently came to her 
gardening chores straight from 
tennis lessons. Not pictured is 
the fourth member of the 
"Garden Group," Frances 
Gilliland Stukes '24, who was 
equally zealous in her attention 
to the garden. (That's Bella 
Wilson Lewis '34. on the left.) 




The current beautiful condition 
of the Alumnae Garden is 
attributable to the labors of 
Nelle Chamlee Howard '34. and 
her garden committee. Meeting 
weekly for a session of weeding 
and planting, Nelle has had 
the untiring support of Frances 
Gilliland Stakes '24, Bella 
Wilson Lewis '34. and Bettx 
Wood Smith '49. 

Bella Wilson Lewis '34, pauses in her 
weeding to question new plant placements. 

The west face of the Alumnae 
House is reflected in the serene 
surface of the garden fish pool. 

Main Points M 

Summer Pottery Workshop 

Special non-credit classes in wheel- 
thrown pottery will be offered at Agnes 
Scott College this summer, in two four- 
week sessions starting June 14 and 
again on July 26. Taught by Dr. Robert 
F. Westervelt, Associate Professor of 
Art, the courses will be designed for 
both the beginning student and those 
with some previous experience who 
would like to develop their skills in 
areas such as throwing, glazing or fir- 
ing. An experience with the Japanese 
Raku process — a quick-firing tech- 
nique — will also be included in the 
summer program. 

Classes will meet Monday through 
Thursday, either morning or afternoon 
during the first four-week session, or 
mornings only from July 26 to August 
19th, with a limit of ten students in 
each section. Total cost, including tui- 
tion, materials, firing costs, etc. will be 
$125 for the four-week program. Fo^ 
additional information and registration, 
call 373-2571, ext. 245, or'373-0914 

Dr Chloe Steel Retires 

A DINNER honoring retiring Professor 
of French Chloe Steel will be held at 
La Petite Auberge in Atlanta on the 
evening of April 23, 1976. Alumnae 
who were French majors, current 
majors, and faculty members of the 
French department are invited to at- 

Dr. Steel, who has been a member 
of the Agnes Scott faculty since 
1955, is a graduate of Randolph-Macon 
Woman's College, and was elected to 
Phi Beta Kappa by her alma mater in 
1969. From 1964 to the present she 
has been the Adeline Arnold Loridans 
Professor of French, and served as 
chairman of the French department 
from September, 1964, until June, 1972. 

A former French major recently 
wrote to Mary Virginia Allen "35. chair- 
man of the French department, and the 
one who is planning the dinner honor- 
ing Miss Steel, "Finding a way to offer 
Miss Steel's courses to future students 
will be a minor consideration compared 
to the task of providing them with 
another model of academic discipline 



. V 

Professor Chloe Steel of the French 
Department retires after 21 years as a 
member of the Agnes Scott faculty. 
She will be honored with a dinner on 
April 23. 1976, and with a fund in her 
name, enabling the College to bring a 
visiting professor of French to teach 
at ASC. 

and professional dedication. While firm- 
ly standing behind the Agnes Scott 
standards of excellence in education, I 
cherish above all the outstanding exam- 
ples of personal achievement among 
members of the faculty. Those fortunate 
enough to have studied under such pro- 
fessors as Miss Steel will continue to 
draw on their influence as a source of 
inspiration in all facets of their personal 
lives and professional careers." 

The Board of Trustees of Agnes 
Scott has set aside a fund of $2,000 to 
honor Professor Steel. The interest from 
this money will be allowed to ac- 
cumulate until there is a sufficient 
amount to be applied to the honorarium 
of a visiting professor of French, who 
will be invited to teach at the College 
for a quarter or longer. Alumnae wish- 
ing to contribute to the fund should 
designate their tax-deductible gifts to the 
College as the "Chloe Steel Fund." 

ProfessorTumblin Flies 
Plane to South America 

Dr. John A. Tumblin. Agnes Scott 
professor of sociology and anthropology, 
spent his winter months in Central and 
South America on a journey to archae- 
ological sites that he will discuss with 
his classes. 

A native of Brazil, Dr. Tumblin 
speaks fluent Portuguese and is able to 
communicate with most of the inhabit- 
ants of the countries he visited. He flew 
his own 1955 Cessna 1 70-B directly to 

Guatemala, and from there went t( 
Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru 
Accompanied by his wife and twi 
youngest children on the first stages o 
his journey. Dr. Tumblin and his famil; 
camped out whenever possible, unde 
the wing of the plane, and visited site 
of early Mayan and other pre 
Columbian civilizations. 

Mrs. Tumblin and the children, Sara! 
and William, returned to the Unitec 
States from Mexico, and Dr. Tumblii 
continued to South America. He left th 
plane in coastal Peru and went overlan( 
to the pre-Inca site of Chimu, know; 
among anthropologists as an exampl 
of early urban planning that includei 
walled cities with internal water an^ 
food storage facilities. Near Lima h 
visited the site of the Nazca culture 
noted for intricate weaving of a doubl 
knit cloth similar to the double knit 
v\e wear today. It is at Nazca that hug 
formations are drawn on the plair 
these patterns can only be appreciate 
from the air, leading to speculation s 
to the artists and their origins. 

Professor Tumblin returned t 
Georgia in February, and will preser 
his first-hand experiences, accompanie 
by slides taken at the sites, to the stii 
dents in his classes at Agnes Scott. 

Dr. John A. Tumblin. professor of 
sociology and anthropology, flew his 
own Cessna /70-B to South and 
Central America, visiting archaeologic 
sites of ancient civilizations. 

With the Clubs 


MBERs OF the Dallas Alumnae Club 
t December 9, 1975, at the home 
the president, Lucy Hamilton Lewis 
. Marguerite Booth, of the class of 
'8, told those attending of Agnes 
itt and her students today. Other 
'5-1976 officers of the club are 
;an Watson Black '72, secretary, and 
mie Prendergast "69, treasurer. 

elaware Valley 
)rmerly Philadelphia) 

E Delaware Valley .Akminae Club 
including residents of New Jersey, 
'aware and Pennsylvania — met on 
. 26, 1975, for a pot-luck supper at 
home of Helen Sewell Johnson '57, 
sident. The honor guest and speaker 
5 Dr. Marvin B. Perry, Jr., and thirty- 
people, of whom twenty-one were 
mnae, attended the meeting. 
V major purpose of the club is to 
vide a communications link between 
scattered members and the College; 
Helen Johnson writes, "Few of our 
mbers have opportunities to visit 
nes Scott frequently, and we cannot 
accounts of college activities in our 
al news media. A second purpose 
to provide opportunities for local 
dents to learn about Agnes Scott, 
number of our members — Louise 
<er Huff '74, Jeanne Heisey Adams 
Donya Dixon Ransom '53, Mitzi 
iser Law '54, and I — are working 
the Delaware Valley area as Alum- 
Admissions Representatives, and 
lost 50% of the alumnae in the 
laware Valley are members of the 


THEIR August, 1975. meeting, the 
shville Alumnae Club offered an in- 
esting innovation: The meeting was 
ually a swimming party held at the 
me of an Agnes Scott student (Kitti 
lith, class of '78). and was attended 
club members and current and new 
C students as well. In the opinion of 

club president, Joyce Skelton Wim- 
ly '57, "It was very informal, and 

Mabel Talmage '34, Marion Greene 
'61 , and Dorothy Garland Johnson 
'42 enjoy a laugh at the Jacksonville 
Alumnae Club Christmas party for 
prospective students. 

Debbie Hiiband. class of 1976. and 
Buff Hatcher Mel hath '76, Alumna 
Admissions Representative for the 
Jacksonville area, discuss campus life 
with prospective students at the 
Alumnae Club meeting. 

Among those attending the 
Jacksonville Alumnae club's 
December meeting were Deedie 
Merrin Simmons '47, Margaret 
Hopkins Martin '40, Dorothy Garland '42, and Dorothy's daughter, 
Celia Annette, a prospective Agnes 
Scott student. 


The December meeting of the Jack- 
sonville Alumnae Club was held on the 
7th. at the home of Anne Elcan Mann 
'48, and was a Christmas party for alum- 

The Jacksonville Alumnae Club's 
Christmas party was an effective way 
to introduce prospective students to 
Agnes Scott alumnae. The party was 
held at the home of Anne Elcan Mann 
'48, center: pictured with her are 
Mabel Talmage '34, and Mary 
Virginia Skinner Jones '50. 

nae, current students, and prospective 
students and their mothers. Twenty 
people attended the meeting, and the 
local Aumna Admissions Representa- 
tive. Buff Hatcher Mcllrath '76, had an 
opporttmity to talk with the prospective 
students about the College. 

meeting at a student's home made the ^|^ ADOIOQV 

girls more relaxed." Other officers for 
1975-1976 are: Nancy Stillman Craig 
"61. vice president: Katherine Hawkins 
Linebaugh '60, secretary-treasurer; and 
Sophie Montgomery Crane '50, second 
vice president in charge of publicity. 


President Marvin B. Perry, Jr. met 
with members of the Fairfield-West- 
chester AUimnae Club at the home of 
Louise Brown Smith '37, on Oct. 30, 

Through a regrettable error and over- 
sight, three Alumnae Clubs were left 
off of the Fund Report that was pub- 
lished in the Summer, 1975, issue of 
the Alumnae Quarterly. The Fund Of- 
fice offers its apologies and wishes to 
thank publicly these three: the Char- 
lotte Alumnae Club, the Decatur 
Alumnae Club, and the Tidewater 
Alumnae Club. Clubs such as these, 
with their energetic, loyal members, are 
always generous in their support of 
the College: their efforts are deeply 


The 1976 Golden Needle Award Festival is to be presented at Rich's 
Downtown April 24-May J. Last year's Festival raised $4000 to be used by the 
College for the benefit of the students. Entries such as this by Betty Lou Houck 
Smith '35 will he judged and displayed at the show. The two pillows are 
needlepoint adaptations of the Oriental jar. and are shown in the photograph by 
Anita Moses Ship pen '60 (right), chairman of the Festival, and her co-chairman. 
Donna Dagger Smith '53. On Friday, April 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.. a champagne 
preview party will be held at Rich's to honor the internationally-known judges. 
The price is $10 per person and information concerning reservations may be 
obtained through the Alumnae Office. 

The Moving Finger 

(continued from page I ) 
that are already in perilous financial 
condition; they simply cannot afford the 
paper work and restrictions that each 
new program entails ... A study of six 
colleges by the American Council on 
Education has found that the cost of 
complying with federal programs has 
multiplied from ten to 20 times in the 
past decade. The cost at one medium- 
sized private college soared from S2,000 
to $166,000; at a large public univer- 
sity, from $438,470 to'$I.3 million." 

• The results of the 1975 annual 
survey sponsored by U.C.L.A. and the 
American Council on Education show 
the impact that the women's movement 
has had on undergraduate education. 
The survey was conducted via ques- 
tionnaires; answers were received from 
186,406 new, full-time freshmen at 366 
institutions — 75 two-year colleges, 247 
four-year colleges, and 44 imiversities 
nation-wide. One in six of the freshmen 
women plan careers in formerly "mas- 
culine" fields such as business, engineer- 
ing, law and medicine, and the tradi- 
tionally feminine career of teaching has 

been almost abandoned. .According 
Alexander W. Astin, professor of high 
education at the University of Ca 
fornia at Los Angeles, who conducti 
the survey; "The number of freshm 
women interested in advanced degrt: 
has increased from 9.1 per cent in 19 
to 16.6 percent in 1975. The paral 
change for men is from 22.7 percent 

• Time. Dec. 22, 1975, reports til 
the Association of American Collej 
— representing 886 of the smaller p 
vate institutions — states that most i 
financially solvent and academica 
strong, "perhaps even stronger th 
ever." A survey of 100 private colles 
from 1969 to 1975 shows that, desp 
the depressed economy, no major p 
vate colleges or universities have failf 
Income from private gifts went 
34%, while grants from the governms 
showed a 65% increase. Academical 
the schools have progressed, offeri 
new and expanded programs. The : 
port concludes, "Private colleges ha 
enormous staying power. They are s 
a viable and sturdy part of the Ami 
ican system of higher education." 

• The Department of Health, Edu« 
tion and Welfare reported at year's e, 
that enrollment for the 1975-76 sess^ 
reached 11,128,000, an increase 
8.8% over last year and the larg 
increase since 1965. 

All in all, hopeful, progressive si§l 
pointing toward an encouraging futil 
for women, private colleges, and high 
education in general. 

Martha Yat 

Ida Brittain Paiierson '21 

In an era when the emphasis is on the 
woman who has a career, it is fre- 
quently too easy to overlook those dedi- 
cated women who fulfill a necessary 

and vital role in our society — that of 
the volunteer worker. 

Ida Brittain Patterson is just such a 
woman: her honors and awards recog- 
nize her many contributions to the 
fields of education and religion. 

The daughter of famed Marion 
Luther Brittain, long-time president of 
the Georgia Institute of Technology, 
Ida attended Agnes Scott and Columbia 
University, married Fred W. Patterson, 
and devoted herself to her family, her 
church, and her community. She has 
served as a trustee of both Spelman 
College and Mercer University, and is 
a member of the President's Advisory 
Council of Agnes Scott College. She 
has held offices with the Atlanta Com- 
munitv Relations Commission, the 
Georsia Council on Human Relations, 

Church Women United, and the Chi 
tian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta 
Among her honors were the Atlai 
Woman of the Year Award in Ci 
Service in 1953, and in Febrtiary, 19 
The Higher Education Award presen 
by the Association of Private Colle 
and Universities in Georgia. The plac 
presented to Mrs. Patterson by 
Association read, "Friend of educat: 
at every level, nationally recogni: 
church leader, untiring and active si 
porter of all worthwhile commur 
activities, model of enlightened citiz 
ship, Mrs. Fred W. Patterson is 
woman whose personality, mind 
spirit are cast in a large mold, 
service to Agnes Scott, Spelman, Mer 
and Georgia Tech simply reflect 
commitment to a better societv for a 



pr. 1-2 

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1 May 20 

pr. 21-23 

- Agnes Scott Writing Festival. Guest 
writers to be announced. 

- Roanoke Alumnae Club. Speaker: Vir- 
ginia Brown McKenzie. 

- Atlanta Alumnae Club. "For the Love 
of Art." 

- Agnes Scott Glee Club concert. Presser, 
8:15 p.m. 

- Applicants' Weekend. 

- Houston Alumnae Group. Speaker: 
Virginia Brown McKenzie. 

■ Chicago Alumnae Group. Speaker: 
Dean Martha Himtington. 

- Lecture. Sydney E. Ahlstrom. professor 
of American history and modern reli- 
gious history, Yale University. Presser, 
8:15 p.m. 

- Junior Jaunt. 

■Art show. Paintings and sculpture by 
Ray Shead and Pam Opiinger. Presby- 
terian College. Dalton Galleries, Dana 
Fine Arts. Opening reception, Apr. 18. 
2-5, DFA. 

- Fiftieth anniversary celebration of Agnes 
Scott chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Speak- 
ers: Juanita Kreps, vice president and 
professor of economics, Duke Univer- 
sity; Rosemary Park, former president 
of Barnard College and of United Chap- 

Apr. 24 
Apr. 24- 
iVIay 1 

Apr. 29-30 

Apr. 30 

Apr. 30 

May 6 
May 7, 8, 
13, 14, 15 

May 15 

May 15 
May 19 
May 23- 
June 6 


June 6 
June 6 

ters of Phi Beta Kappa; Kenneth M. 
Greene, secretary. United Chapters of 
Phi Beta Kappa. 

■ Alumnae Day, 

- Golden Needle Award Festival. Rich's 

-Concert. Agnes Scott Dance Group. 

Presser, 8:15 p.m. 
• Deadline for Class News for simimer 

issue of Alumnae Quarterly. 

- Deadline for submission of copy for 
summer issue of Alumnae Quarterly. 

■ Decatur Alumnae Club. 

- Play. "Milktrain Doesn't Stop Here 
Anymore." A Blackfriars production. 
Winter Theater, DFA, 8:15 p.m. 

- Members of Trip to England notified of 
balance due. 

■Toledo Detroit .-Xlumnae Club. 

- Awards convocation. 

- Art show of works by ASC senior art 
majors. Dalton Galleries. DFA. Open- 
ing reception May 23, 2-5 p.m. DFA. 

- Young Atlanta Alumnae Club. Annual 
cookout. (Date to be announced.) 

- Baccalaureate sermon. 

- Eighty-seventh commencement. 


rom the Director 

Virginia Brown McKenzie 47 

lelp us put your area on this map 

ORE THAN TWENTY alumnae chap- 
rs. hosting speakers from the College, 
ive met during recent weeks to cele- 
ate Founder's Day. These meetings 
e an effective medium for communi- 
ition between you 9,500 alumnae "out 
ere" and the College. Ideally both 
umnae and college receive benefits. 
I'hile providing continuing education 
lid a personal contact with Alma 
ater, the College gains assistance from 
e alumnae in publicizing the name of 
gnes Scott and in seeking qualified 
udents for applicants. The character 

these gatherings varies from discus- 
an groups to strictly social occasions, 
le of the most imaginative being the 
;cksonville, Florida, River Cruise this 

On the map alumnae groups which 
ive met during the past two years are 
dicated. The structure of these organi- 
itions runs the ganuit from formal 
iiapters with officers meeting several 
Ties a year to informal groups headed 
y a contact person. If you don't see a 
5t in your area and are interested in 
orking with the Akminae Office to 
tablish a chapter, please do contact 
There are several formerly strone 

alumnae clubs which need to be re- 
vived, and there are many areas which 
have enough alumnae to generate a 
lively new organization. 

In the meantime we express thanks 
and encouragement to those groups 
which have met during the past two 
years. Listed, as follows, are those re- 
cently active alumnae chapters and 
their presidents or chairmen: Akron/ 
Cleveland, Joe Hinchey Williams '55; 
Athens, Louise McCain Boyce '34; At- 
lanta, Jean Salter Reeves '59; Young 
.4tlanta, Mary Jervis Hayes "67; Au- 
gusta, Mary Lamar Adams '68; Bir- 
mingham, Mary Vines Wright '36; 
Bristol/ Kingsport, Stella Biddle Fitz- 
gerald '56; Charleston, Ruth Hyatt 
Heffron '70; Charlotte, Nancy Wheeler 
Dooley '57; Chicago, Kay Greene 
Gunter '42; Cobb County, Eliza Rob- 
erts Lciter '67; Columbia (S.C), 
Martha Mack Simons '45; Dallas/Fort 
Worth, Lucy Hamilton Lewis '68; Dal- 
ton, Mary Manly Ryman '48; Decatur, 
Betty Weinschenk Mundy '46; Dela- 
ware Valley, Helen Sewell Johnson '57; 
Denver, Becky Buesse Holman '65; 
Fairfield-Westchester (Conn.), Virginia 
Suttenfield '38; Florida (Central), Mary 

L'hcLireux Hammon '55; Gainesville, 
Caroline Romburg Silcox '58; Green- 
ville, Diane Parks Cochran '60; Griffin, 
Nancy Brock Blake '57; Hattiesburg, 
Marjorie Cole Rowden '45; Houston, 
Fran Amsler '73; Jacksonville, Mary 
Aichel Samford '49; Louisville, Anna 
Clark Rogers Sawyer '48; Macon, Sara 
Beth Jackson Hertwig '51; Madison 
(Wis.), Mary Hart Richardson Britt '60; 
Memphis, Betty Hunt Armstrong Mc- 
Mahon '65 and Betty Jean Combs 
Moore '50; Milledgeville. Julia Scott 
Rogers '44; Mobile, Nan Honour Wat- 
son '48; Nashville, Katherine Hawkins 
Linebaugh '60; New England, Charlotte 
Hart Riordan '68; New Mexico, Mar- 
jorie Erickson Charles '59; New Or- 
leans, Ruth VanDeman Walters '66; New 
York (Manhattan), Joan DuPuis '66; 
Roanoke, Louise Reid Strickler '46, 
Betty Patrick Merritt '46, Frances 
Sholes Higgins '47; Savannah, Sally 
Bergstrom Jackson '63; Shreveport, 
Sara Margaret Heard White '58; Tide- 
water (Va.), Nancy Barrett Hayes '62; 
Toledo/ Detroit, Julia LaRue Orwig 
'73; Wa.shington (D.C.), Bunny Folk 
Zygmont '7 1 . 

Agnes Scott Alumnae Chapters and Informal Groups 



\gnes Scott 


ffiJ: !_/ 

A Bicentennial Essay 

See page 3 

Agnes Scott 





l!:'^ ^~ '-^g AB«:pntem 

As our nation celebrates her 
bicentennial, the class of 76 
proceeds to commencement 


Editor / Martha Yates '45 

Design Consultant / John Stuart McKenzie 


Director of Alumnae Affairs 

Virginia Brown McKenzie '47 

Assistant to the Director 

Martha Yates '45 

Coordinator of Club Services 

Betty Medlock Lackey '42 


Frances Strother 


President/ Mary Duckworth Gellerstedt '46 

Vice Presidents 

Region I / Cissie Spiro Aidinoff '5 1 
Region II / Dot Weakley Gish '56 
Region III / Lou Pate Jones '39 
Region IV/ Ruth VanDeman Wahers '66 

Secretary / Mary Jervis Hayes '67 

Treasurer / Lamar Lowe Connell '27 


Pages 1, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 22, 26 — 
Chuck Rogers; Page 1 1 — Sister Moore; 
Page 1 1 — Martha Yates '45; Page 13 — 
Lucy Hamilton Lewis '68; Page 20 — 
Courtesy of Nell Duke '23; Page 29 — 
Kay Gerald Pope '64. 


Copy and announcements submitted for 
inclusion in the next three issues of the 
Alumnae Quarterly should be received 
by the following dates: 

Winter (publication, January 15, 1977), 
October 30, 1976. 

Spring (publication, April 15, 1977), 
December 30, 1976. 

Summer (publication, July 15, 1977), 
April 30, 1977. 

Manuscripts by, about, or of interest to 
ASC alumnae are welcome, and should be 
submitted typed double-spaced, in 
duplicate, and accompanied by a 
stamped, self-addressed envelope. 

Member / Council for Advancement and 
Support of Education. 

Publisbed four times yearly: Fall, Winter, 
Spring and Summer by Agnes Scott College, 
Decatur, Georgia. Second class postage 
paid at Decatur, Georgia 30030. 








The Moving Finger Writes. . . 

A Bicentennial Essay: 

Women and Education, Part II 

Patricia Stringer '68 

Departmental Update: 

Bible and Religion 

Mary Sheats, Chairman 

Bicentennial Hymn: 

"Prayer for our Nation" 

Elizabeth Glenn Stow "45 

Main Points 

Dean of Faculty is Honored . 
the Bicentennial 



ASC Chairs Offered . . . Golden Needle Awai 
Festival . . . Robert Frost Booklet 

With the Clubs 

Atlanta . . . Birmingham . . . Central Florida . 
Charlotte . . . Chicago . . . Columbia . . . Dallas- 
Ft. Worth . . . Dalton . . . Denver . . . Greenville 
. . . Hattiesburg . . . Houston . . . Jacksonville . . 
Louisville . . . Memphis . . . Middle Tennessee 
. . . New England . . . New Orleans . . . 
Tidewater. . .Tri-Cities. . .Washington 

Alumnae Day, 1976 
Class News 

From the Director 

[he Moving 



i^E FOLLOWING LETTER was received 
3m Lynn B. Dinton '63: 

ear Editor; 

I just picked up my Spring Alumnae 
uarterly a?jd, as a former art major 
•d practicing artist, naturally turned 
the article, "Departmental Update: 
rt." I was immediately angered by the 
icning words, that art is one of the 
u' fields that knows no sex," and that 
omen of talent will experience no dis- 

To make such naive statements is to 
it only perpetuate the myth that the 
t world is somehow removed from the 
■obleins of society, but it also denies 
e struggle which every serious woman 
tist has experienced (and continues to 
perience) against sexual discrimina- 
in. After all, Mary Cassatt, whom you 
entioned as an example of outstanding 
omen artists, was said by Degas to 
aw so well that he could hardly be- 
've her work was done by a wonian. 
hhough things are beginning to change 
511', it is just as hard today for women 
succeed in art fields as in any other 
■ea of work. 

I am glad to read news of the Art 
epartment. I hope that Agnes Scott 
ill support the efforts of the Depart- 
ent to give students the background 
\ey need to enter either graduate 
hool or whatever work they are look- 
'g for in art. 
Today it is hard for any artist to sur- 
ve economically . Women artists have 
1 especially tough time. So please, 
on't put an extra burden on us by 
•noring this struggle which still goes 

Dear Lynn: 

As a feminist, the last thing I would 
do to any woman — in any field — 
would be to put an extra burden on 
her; our economic struggle is universal. 
(And, although the thought is flattering, 
I doubt my ability to do so, anyway.) 

However, I stand by my previous 
statement that, as much as it is possible 
in any profession, with the possible ex- 
ceptions of nursing and teaching, 
women in art know none of the dis- 
crimination experienced by women 
elsewhere. As an author, I believe that 
the work of any creative talent is 
judged by its merits, not on the sex of 
the creator. 

The statement by Degas was of 
course a putdown: but the point is that 
Cassatt had done something — in a 
man's world — as an artist, at a time 
when women doctors or lawyers or col- 
lege professors or bankers or politicians 
were unthinkable. 

We are as one in our desire for full 
equality in every field, and I agree 
wholeheartedly that it won't be easy. I 
suggest that we can only achieve that 
equality by facing facts as they are and 
by attempting to change them in every 
way possible, for the fullest advance- 
ment of human rights. 

Martha Yates 

Post Script 

The past year has been rewarding in 
more ways than I can enumerate, but 
one of the nicest benefits has been the 
chance to renew old friendships and to 
make new ones. There comes a time 
in each person's career, however, when 
other avenues must be explored, and I 
have come to such a time. I'll miss 
working with you and for you on the 
Alumnae Quarterly, and will watch its 
progress, as I've always done, with the 
warmest interest. To you all, good bye. 

The Alumnae Quarterly has become ex- 
tremely thought-provoking. 

Carol Ann Cole White '56 

Southjield, Michigan 

I WOULD LIKE to congratulate Martha 
Yates on the excellent Winter issue of the 
Alumnae Quarterly. In my opinion it is 
the most interesting edition of this mag- 
azine that I have ever read. 

Eulalia Napier Sutton '33 

Dalton, Georgia 

You MAY FIND the following vignette 
amusing. When I testified as an expert 
witness at the Joan Little trial, my .Agnes 
Scott affiliation was the subject of com- 
ment from judge, court clerk and prose- 
cutor. Said the latter, "I can tell by the 
elegance of your use of the English lan- 
guage that you are an Agnes Scott grad- 
uate." Thank you. Dr. Pepperdene! 
Katherine White Ellison '62 
Hashrouck Heights, Nf if Jersey 

I LOVED the picture of the old building 
(White House — Ed.) on the back of the 
Winter, 1976, .-ilumnae Quarterly. I was in 
this building. 

Jeffie Dunn Clark '26 

Beaumont, Texas 

I WANT to congratulate you on the Winter 
issue of the Alumnae Qiiarlcrly. It is 
beautifully done, nostalgic and informa- 

Dorothy Bowron Collins '23 

Birmingham, Alabama 

The Winter Alumnae Quarterly had spe- 
cial meaning for me — and would for my 

Nannette Hopkins was my father's aunt 
and they enjoyed a very close relationship. 
He visited the campus as a boy, a young 
man, and, ultimately, a father. So I know 
he would enjoy and appreciate a copy of 
the "Founder's Day" issue. Hoping that 
you have extra copies, would it be pos- 
sible to mail one to them? 

Sweetie Calley Cross '47 
Covington, Louisiana 

(Done, with pleasure. — Ed.) 

"VouR EFFORTS are to be commended; the 
Alumnae Quarterly is more interesting and 
informative with each publication. Thank 
you for a job well done, and good luck 
with future issues. 

Susan Mees Gibson '72 
Lumberton, North Carolina 

Letters o 


I ENJOYED the Winter Alumnae Quarterly 
very much, especially the article on "The 
Beginnings." I particularly have enjoyed 
the articles through the years highlighting 
alumnae and their careers and activities 
after college years; I look forward to more 
of these. 

Kay Gerald Pope '64 

Calhoun, Georgia 

My freshman year was at R-M-W-C, 
so I get all the solicitations and so on 
from Randolph Macon, and I must say I 
like ASC's approach much better. And 
"our" Alumnae Quarterly is much better. 

Ruby Lee Estes Ware ' 1 8 

Tuscumhia. Alabama 

Thank you for the article about the 
founding of Agnes Scott. 

In these times when we are all contend- 
ing with changes in society and changes in 
roles of women and men. it is good to be 
reminded that almost 100 years ago, men 

— Southern men — were not only 
cerned about the education of women 
were willing to work to provide op| 

There will always be differences 
opinion — let us hope — about what 
stitutes "good education," at Agnes S 
and elsewhere, and whose definition she 
prevail, but those differences do not le: 
our gratitude to Col. Scott and his 
ciates for their pioneering recognition 
an educated woman is no less an asse 
society than an educated man. 

Eliza King Paschall Morrison 

Atlanta, Georgia 

Two Views of The Golden Needle Award Festival 

I AM writing you the same letter I wrote 
to our college president last year. It is to 
protest against the prominence given to 
the Golden Needle Award Festival as an 
"image" of Agnes Scott College. 

I am not against needlepoint; I am just 
against its use by the college when it has 
absolutely NOTHING to do with a college 
education. I receive publications from 
Spelman College, and they are much more 
compelling to me because they illustrate 
young women going out into the world to 
serve society in ways they could not do 
without a college education; they do not 
picture graduates sitting around doing 
needlework to decorate their own over- 
stuffed chairs. 

When I went to Agnes Scott in 1933, 
my family and I chose it because it was 
known as one of the three top intellectual 
colleges for girls in the south. You will 
get one kind of student by spreading that 
reputation and another kind by publicity 
about needlepoint. 

The people I happen to know who do 
needlepoint (and have given me some, and 
1 cherish it) are people who either did 
not go to college or went and now say 
it was of no interest to them and of no 
help for their later life. 

I hope you will read this letter to Betty 
Lou Houck Smith. No doubt she has an 
eloquent answer. Perhaps you could even 
publish the pro and con in the Alumnae 
Quarterly and see what other grads think. 


Frances Wilson Hurst '37 

Madison, Wisconsin 

The letter has been read to me — in 
fact, I have a copy. How eloquent my 
answer will be I do not know. It is, in 
any case, sincere. 

Regrettably, Frances, you failed to read 
the "fine print" — and in so doing, you 
missed the point completely! 

The purpose of the Golden Needle 
Award Festival was considered intelligently, 
thoughtfully, and at length before it was 
chosen as a scholarship fund-raising 
project, and as a catalyst for involving 

large numbers of alumnae in a concerted 
effort on behalf of their Alma Mater. 

Let me quote for you the fine print of 
the STATED PURPOSE of the Golden 
Needle Award Festival, as it appeared on 
every entry blank and brochure sent out: 


A thinking person is a creative 
person — never more so than in 
the arts. That the alumnae of an 
institution should choose to spon- 
sor a festival of the art of needle- 
craft seems, then, most appropri- 
ate. ALL the proceeds from The 
Golden Needle Award Festival 
will be applied to student needs 
at Agnes Scott College, toward 
the building and nuturing of 
MORE creative thinkers in all 
fields of endeavour. 

Agnes Scott is a LIBERAL ARTS col- 
lege — and so I refute, categorically, and 
unequivocally, your denigration of the Fes- 
tival as a "proper image" for an Agnes 
Scott alumna. Education teaches us to 
organize our thoughts and discipline our 
actions in order to achieve a balance be- 
tween frenetic activity and LEISURE 
TIME for quiet thought and inner "listen- 
ing." Agnes Scott gave us the ability to 
"so order our days." If you had stopped 
to think, you would have realized that 
needlepointing is a leisure time activity 
— and time spent in creating beauty is 
never wasted. 

You say the Festival has "nothing to do 
with a college education." Oh — Frances!! 
Not with yours and mine, of course, but 
the thousands of dollars realized by the 
Festival and poured into the scholarship 
fund will have a great deal to do with the 
college education of future students. 

You "protest against the prominence 
given to the G.N.A.F." in our publica- 
tions!! It was NEWS. Frances — it was a 
FIRST!! Plus being financially beneficial 
to the College. In every news story the 
purpose was clearly stated. No one in his 
right mind could picture Agnes Scott grad- 
uates "sitting around doing needlework to 
decorate their own overstuffed chairs." 

That was a thoughtless and quite low bl 

You speak of the poor reputation 
engender by "publicity about needlepoi 
Again you missed the mark. The publi 
was not about needlepoint — it concei 
itself with hundreds of alumnae worl 
together to "back up" their Liberal 
College by sponsorship of a project in 
field of Fine Arts. No school's reputa 
was ever injured by this evidence of loy 
from its alumnae. 

Socrates once said, "He is not only 
who does nolhing. He is also idle 
might be better employed." What wi 
you have us do, Frances? Nothingl 
sell bulbs to non-gardening friends? 
stitch up quick-sale items for a baz; 
Or put on a fashion show? All of tl 
worthy projects, in each of which I i 
been involved at one time or another, 
which are frustratingly unremunerativi 
relation to the work involved, and usu 
run by some small group of wil 

The G.N.A.F.. in the last two yt 
has involved over 500 alumnae in 
Atlanta area and nationwide. The ns 
"Agnes Scott." was bruited about in 3. 
the Li'nited States and there were inqu 
from three foreign countries. In every 
of the thousands of replies, the puri 
was clearly stated. 

Frances, your criticisms would 1 
rested far more heavily on the shoul 
of the G.N.A.F. committee and the 1 
dreds of dedicated workers if you ar 
group of alumnae in your area had sp 
headed a fund-raising project of any k 

.And now, my friend, a personal r 
It is obvious that you have never e 
rienced the job and relaxation of di 
handwork. I commend it to you! I n' 
think more clearly, nor meditate n 
profoundly, nor does my mind rove n 
freely than when my hands are busy 
needle and thread "painting" a pictun 
creating a design. Each day I plan 
work toward, and then treasure tl 
moments of quiet and creativity. Tr\ 
The rewards are great!! 

Viva la Festival!! 

Betty Lou Houck Smith 

Atlanta, Georgia 


Women and Education, Pari II 

Patricia Stringer '68 

AD ONE MENTIONED the topic "Women 
id Education" to me on the day of 
y graduation from Agnes Scott in 
'68, one probably would have been 
ruck by my total lack of interest in 
ther women or education. Certainly, 

these few intervening years, the times 
ive changed, and so have I. The social 
5heavals of the '60s had little im- 
ediate effect on me, and I am more 
an a little chagrined to admit today 
at I left Agnes Scott full of blind 
)pe, and as ignorant about women's 
ace in education as I was uncertain of 
:actly what niche I should carve out 
r myself in the world. 
Four years of graduate school at 
mory University enriched my life and 
ive focus to my career plans, but when 
left clutching my degrees, I was still a 
refree soul and remained largely un- 
oved by the great debates raging from 
)69-72 over women and their libera- 
3n. Even during my first year of col- 
ge teaching, the title of assistant pro- 
ssor seemed to possess a sort of magic 

the "ivory tower" of academia, and 
did not think to look beyond the title 

see what was happening to other 

It was my direct involvement in two 
3n-academic experiences — a woman's 
Dlitical campaign in Georgia and a 
)bering job-interview of the sort so 
imiliar to most women in the nether- 
orld of job-hunting — which finally 
pened my eyes to the real status of 
omen in our society: I discovered the 
escapable contradiction which exists 
tween lip-service given to the South- 
n ideal of femininity and the actual 
ck of respect accorded to women in 
most every facet of life. Only when I 
egan to perceive that most people 
round me had a very strong (and 
imited) sense of what roles women 
ught to play in our society did I begin 
) do a little surreptitious research to 
;e just what women's connection with 
iucation (and jobs and ability) might 

Looking at the history of women's 
ivolvement in education includes con- 

'// -4 

Patricia Stringer has been at Gaucher 
College in Maryland for the past year, 
participating in the Carnegie Admin- 
istrative Intern Program. 

sideration of women as both students 
and as teachers. Until the late 19th cen- 
tury, men and women were given 
different sorts of education in this 
country — education for women pre- 
pared them to be good wives and 
mothers, stressed domestic skills, and 
excluded studies considered to be too 
masculine, intellectual, or business-like 
for the so-called weaker sex. As for 
higher education, it was not until the 
feminist movement of the last half of 
the 19th century that women were 
given access to college education, and 
then such education could be had only 
in colleges established for women. It 
was in 1851 that M. Carey Thomas, 
later President of Bryn Mawr, put forth 
the then revolutionary idea that "women 
can learn, can reason, can compete 
with man in the grand fields of litera- 
ture and science and conjecture . . . that 

Patricia Stringer has served during the 
past academic year at Gaucher College 
in Maryland as a participant in the 
Carnegie Corp.'s Administrative Intern 
Program for Women in Higher Educa- 

a woman can be a woman and a true 
one without having all her time en- 
grossed by dress and society." But even 
if women could, from this time on, 
prepare for careers outside the home, 
their expectations were most often 
raised in vain. Only a few occupations 
and roles were considered suitable for 
women — primary and secondary edu- 
cation, nursing, secretarial and library 
work — and of course, volunteerism 
and motherhood. 

Even the successful second stage in 
American women's struggle for rights 
— the passage in 1920 of the 19th con- 
stitutional amendment which gave 
women the vote — was followed by 
what Susan Anthony called a "season 
of silence," during which the goals of 
early feminists were largely forgotten. 
The percentage of women who earned 
doctorates rose to an all-time high in 
the 1930"s and thereafter fell until in 
1969-70, women held only 13.3^c of 
all Ph.D.s awarded in the U.S. 

After World War II, many of the 
women who had worked outside the 
home in all phases of American work 
life left those jobs and returned to the 
home; the birth rate rose; and do- 
mestic help became harder to obtain. 
As a result of all this, women's par- 
ticipation in education dwindled and it 
was not until the '60s that a consider- 
able number of women again began to 
question their restricted roles in society. 
In her book The Feminine Mystique, 
Betty Friedan raised the specter of the 
"problem that has no name." the prob- 
lem of women who were unfulfilled be- 
cause they were told (and they them- 
selves often believed) that the second 
sex was inferior and child-like. 

This rising concern in the ■60s about 
women and their appropriate place in 
society (brought on in part by tech- 
nological advances that left women free 
for the first time from many of the 
household tasks that had occupied 
their mothers and grandmothers) 
spawned the women's movement and 
encouraged scientific research about 
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Women and Education 


women. Conjecture about what women 
did or were able to do gave way to 
facts, and the facts were devastating. 

According to scientific studies, 
women are more likely to graduate 
from high school than men, but less 
likely to enter college. When they do go 
to college, women's grade point aver- 
ages and undergraduate academic 
achievements are superior to men's and 
women are more likely to finish the 
B.A. within the standard four-year 
period than men. When they drop out, 
more women than men, however, say 
they will not return. 

Research on women's participation in 
graduate or professional education has 
shown that for decades, women have 
been the victims of systematic discrimi- 
nation in admissions, in receipt of 
financial aid. in treatment. In 1972, 
39% of all graduate residents were 
women — but they were more likely 
than men to be part-time students, to 
study in fields where the M.A. rather 
than the Ph.D. was the appropriate de- 
gree (such as education, library science, 
social welfare) and to drop out without 
completing their degrees. 

Even if a woman succeeded in earn- 
ing an advanced degree, her chances of 
finding suitable employment in the 
field of education were not good. In 
1870, women held one-third of all posi- 
tions on college faculties, but in 1975, 
they held less than one-fourth (23%) of 
all such positions. If one looks at the 
rank and salaries of these academic 
women, one finds that women have 
been and continue to be clustered at 
lower, untenured levels; according to 
the 1975 AAUP study of faculty sal- 
aries, women receive on the average 
17.5% lower compensation than men at 
all ranks. In addition, very few women 
have ever held administrative positions. 

At first, some thought these figures 
proved that women were innately in- 
capable of learning certain things and 
performing in certain ways. Others 
maintained that very few women really 
wanted to compete with men, that in 
fact women liked the second-class status 
revealed by the research. The first 
hypothesis has long since been dis- 
proved, but the second has a certain ele- 
ment of truth about it, perhaps because 
very few women have ever been in en- 
vironments that encouraged their com- 

Like a medieval fortress, the McCain Library stands silent as students worl 

petition with men. In fact, it is now 
widely recognized that women have 
been conditioned through the centuries 
to believe that anatomy was destiny. 

Conditioning explains Matina Horn- 
er's theory about women's "fear of suc- 

cess." In a series of experime 
Horner found that when a group 
women were asked to complete a st 
about a successful woman medical 
dent named Anne, many of the wor 
denigrated Anne's ability or indici 


it Anne was a fraud or a failure, 
om her experiments, Horner con- 
ided that women perceive success as 
ving negative consequences for them, 
lis fear of success could explain why 
many girls do well in grammar 

school, but "lose" some of their ability 
as they progress in the educational sys- 

Conditioning accounts for another 
startling study: when a group of women 
were given an article attributed to two 
different authors (one a man, the other 
a woman) the article attributed to the 
male author was perceived by many 
women as being better than the article 
attributed to the woman — even though 
both articles were in fact the same. 

Conditioning goes a long way toward 
explaining why the one-line Equal 
Rights Amendment, first proposed in 
1923, has not been passed in this 
country. Conditioning explains why I 
was able to graduate from college 
without ever seriously questioning the 
scarcity of women in public life, in 
business, in law, in medicine, in higher 
education. Conditioning explains why, 
for several years, I chose to ignore 
subtle and not-so-subtle discrimination 
against me (it was surely unladylike to 
complain) and discrimination against 
other women (they could fight their 
own battles, and besides, wasn't the es- 
tablishment right this time?) 

The uproar caused by research that 
showed the poor status of women 
brought about new efforts among 
women to inform the public of dis- 
criminatory practices. These, in turn, 
have elicited federal social programs. 
Affirmative action — that attempts to 
ensure that women and minorities are 
not unfairly treated — must now be 
taken by educational institutions. Thus, 
through governmental and legal actions, 
and as a result of "consciousness- 
raising." women have begun to make 
some headway in the world of educa- 

Women's past and present involve- 
ment in education can be sketched 
readily enough, but what of the future? 
The old question "What do women 
want?" is relevant today, and I believe 
that those concerned with education for 
women must address this question 

When I was at Agnes Scott, there 
was a great deal of discussion about the 
goal of becoming a "whole person." I 
suspect that today's students engage in 
this same discussion, that women want 
more than ever to develop a whole 
range of human possibilities. The prob- 
lem inherent in such a goal for women 
is that being a "whole person" no 

longer leads only to the traditional and 
good roles of mother or housewife, but 
includes aspirations to involvement in 
the "real world" as well. 

During my stay at a private univer- 
sity and a public coed college, I often 
wondered what effect women's col- 
leges had on this goal of becoming a 
whole person; just two or three years 
ago, trends in this country called for 
"relevance," called for the abolition of 
single-sex institutions in favor of co- 
educational institutions in which it was 
alleged that men and women would re- 
ceive great benefits from each other's 
company. These claims, however, can 
be misleading. It is axiomatic that in a 
woman's college, women have no com- 
petition for the attention of male stu- 
dents in class, have the freedom to ex- 
press themselves without fear of being 
put down as aggressive or pushy, have 
the opportunity to excel in any or all 
fields without having to take a back- 
seat to men students. Now, these im- 
pressions have been bolstered by reports 
which indicate that a large percentage 
of women achievers have been gradu- 
ated from women's colleges. 

My own experiences and research 
convince me that women's colleges are 
viable institutions, primarily because 
they provide women with that essential 
"room of one's own" of which Virginia 
Woolf spoke in her magnificent essay. 
But even this room of our own will in 
the final analysis be useless for women 
unless a sense of what the "real world" 
is like is introduced there. What I am 
concerned about is that today's students 
leave women's colleges not only with 
the confidence and ability to do what 
they choose — be it housewife-mother 
or stockbroker — but also with an 
awareness of what women's problems 
have been, are, and will be. I am con- 
cerned that unless women's colleges 
face facts about sex-role stereotyping, 
discrimination, sexism, about the his- 
tory of women's rights and about male- 
female differences, the students who 
leave these colleges will be no more 
prepared to face reality than those who 
graduated fifty years ago. When we 
realize that for women, excellence in 
education must be accompanied by 
realistic assessments of contemporary 
society and women's roles, we will have 
come a long way toward making 
women's involvement in education more 
than a marginal one. ▲ 

Departmental Update: 



Three hundred dinner guests gath- 
ered in the Reception Room of Re- 
bekah Scott Hall one evening this 
spring and heard an address by Bern- 
hard W. Anderson of Princeton Theo- 
logical Seminary on "New Horizons in 
Teaching the Bible." The title of that 
talk is in itself an update of the De- 
partment of Bible and Religion at 
Agnes Scott College. 

Today's Agnes Scott students are 
finding "new horizons" in the Bible not 
merely because an understanding of 
Western culture demands a knowledge 
of the biblical tradition, but because 
they recognize the insights of the Bible 
to be as current and applicable today as 
when first recorded. Indeed, an ac- 
celerated interest in the Bible and 
religion and theology has been notice- 
able in campus life nationally over the 
past several years. The Bible and Re- 
ligion Department has taken the situa- 
tion as a challenge that its courses cap- 
italize on this interest. 

Professor Anderson in his talk, given 
on the occasion of Dr. Paul L. Garber's 
retirement dinner, spoke of new vistas 
opening up in the historical under- 
standing of the Bible, especially in arch- 
aeological excavations that shed light 
on biblical backgrounds. His announce- 
ment of a recent "Stop the presses!" 
discovery was startling in its prediction 
that the huge library of clay tablets 
from 2300 BC found in Syria is likely 
to eclipse the Dead Sea Scrolls in im- 
portance. Anticipation of the publica- 
tion of this material will make all the 
more exciting the biblical archaeology 
course in "The Ancient Middle East" 
which will be taught for us next win- 
ter quarter by Professor Ludwig R. 
Dewitz of Columbia Theological Semi- 

An historical understanding of the 
era of Solomon has been a long-time 
interest of Professor Garber. His re- 
search led to the construction of the 
Howland-Garber model of Solomon's 

Professor Mary Boney Sheats received 
her B.A. from UNC at Greensboro, her 
MA. from Emory University, and her 
Ph.D. from Columbia University. 

temple, which continues to be used in 
teaching at the college. Pictured in sev- 
eral noted encyclopedias, dictionaries, 
and textbooks, the model has for 25 
years been an object of keen interest to 
campus visitors. Now that he has re- 
tired from active teaching. Professor 
Garber plans to continue his research 
in the Solomonic period, looking to the 
publication of a book. 

In addition to the temple, museum 
replicas of artifacts are used in classes 
to illuminate biblical civilizations. The 
department's collection of such teach- 
ing aids will be enhanced greatly by the 
fund established by the Board of Trus- 
tees in honor of Dr. Garber, a fund 
which continues to be augmented by 
alumnae and friends. 

New vistas are opening up in the lit- 
erary appreciation of the Bible, accord- 
ing to Bernhard Anderson. Emphasis on 
the "story" element in the structure as 
well as the content of the scriptures 
makes a fascinating approach, as "God's 
story" is heard through various forms 
of biblical literature. The wealth of 
recent material on parable enriches the 
study of lesus' stories in the course on 
"The Four Gospels." 

A five-hour course called "Approach 

to Biblical Literature" has been ina 
urated as an option for the basic requi 
ment for graduation. Here the disti 
five features of Hebrew narrati 
poetry, wisdom, and prophecy, al( 
with New Testament gospel, epis 
and apocalypse are studied agains 
backdrop of the old/ new questions 
identity, purpose, and destiny in hun 
life: and Bible study is prefaced v 
an attention to the meaning of langu 
and symbol. 

"The Bible a textbook," a stand 
inaugurated by the founders of the ( 
lege, continues to be maintained in 
biblical courses, with attention focu 
on the primary source. Majors are 
couraged to take New Testament Gre 
and students hear recordings of pot 
and prophecy read in Hebrew. Ra 
Emanuel Feldman of Temple B( 
Jacob in Atlanta offered this sprin 
popular and stimulating course deal 
with post-biblical Jewish writings. 

In addition to the new vistas in i 
historical and literary study of 
Bible, Dr. Anderson spoke of a r 
emphasis on seeing the Bible as 
theological whole, as "one story." V 
all its variety, there is a consistei 
about the Bible's approach to life, 

A major event during the past year was the March retirement dinner given by 
the Department of Bible and Religion to honor Dr. Paul Garber. Some of the 
distinguished guests seated at the head table were Dr. Kwai Sing Chang, 
professor of Bible and Religion, Mrs. Garber, Dr. Marvin Perry, Dr. Davison 
Philips, president of Columbia Seminary, Dr. Garber, his sister, Mary 
Batchelor Steel, and Beth Mackie '69. 


1 its adaptability to changing circum- 
tances. The current concern for the 
sligious implications of such issues as 

lack liberation, the changing roles of 
/omen, ecology, abortion, euthanasia, 
nd death is dealt with in the depart- 
lent's courses on "Contemporary 
heology" and "Introduction to Chris- 
lan Ethics." Insights derived from the 
iiible as well as from other sources are 
sed in these courses to show how we 
re drawn into the story of the whole 
uman race. 

' Courses that are not strictly biblical 
ave been offered in the department 
ince 1913, when Professor S. Guerry 
takes offered "History of the Christian 
-hurch" and "Comparative Religions." 
lut it was not until 1970 that the name 
f the department was changed to ac- 
nowledge this fact. Students who 
lajor in the department may make 
leir emphasis in either Bible or Re- 
gion. Courses in the religions of 
;hina, Japan, India are taught by Pro- 
sssor Kwai Sing Chang, whose back- 
round in these religions continues to 
e enhanced by his study and travel. 

Double majors are possible, and 
ome students have combined Bible and 
Inglish, others Bible and Psychology, 
r Bible and Theater. Interdepartmental 
lajors have been tailored by students 
D fit their own particular interests and 
ptitudes. A recent graduate who 
lajored in Bible and Religion and Psy- 
hology did her independent research 
1 a study of attitudes toward the 
rdination of women ministers. 

In addition to the regular course of- 
srings listed in the catalog, individual 
:udents may engage in special study 
irected by one of the members of the 
apartment staff. During the past ses- 
on one student made a special study 
f the theology of Jeremiah, writing a 
"iology of papers; another did directed 
Jading in the Bhagavad Gila: two stu- 
ents chose to work in the second vol- 
me of Tillich's Systematic Theology. 

Enriching courses are field trips, in- 
luding visits to archaeological sites in 
ieorgia, to various churches and syna- 
ogues, and to the Trappist Monastery 
1 Conyers. Records, slides, and film- 
rips are used, particularly in the world 

Dr. Kwai Sing Chang, professor of Bible and Religion, and Dr. Mary Boney 
Sheats, Chairman, examine aids and artifacts used in the Department's courses. 

religions courses. 

The University Center continues to 
make possible the bringing of visiting 
scholars to the campus, and students 
have the opportunity of hearing re- 
nowned experts in various aspects of 
biblical study and religion. The depart- 
ment sponsored the college's bicenten- 
nial lecture, under the McCain Lecture- 
ship Fund, bringing Sydney Ahlstrom, 
Professor of American Religious His- 
tory at Yale, to the campus for two 
days in April. 

After the retirement of Dr. Garber 
a series of visiting professors and lec- 
turers will supply courses for the de- 
partment. Dr. Dewitz has already been 
mentioned as teaching the archaeology 
course in the winter. In the fall we will 
welcome back, to teach "Philosophy of 
Religion" in the department. Dr. C. 
Benton Kline, who came to Agnes Scott 
in 1951 as Assistant Professor of Bible. 
(Dr. Kline subsequently moved to the 
Philosophy Department, becoming Dean 
(Continued on next page) 



of the Faculty in 1957, then went to 
Columbia Seminary, where he served 
as president until 1975 and where he 
continues to teach theology.) We will 
have next year as a Visiting Lecturer 
Dr. Elizabeth Leitch Bonkovsky, who 
has taught at the Candler School of 
Theology and Emory University this 
year, and who will teach "American 
Religious Thought" in the spring quar- 
ter of 1977. 

The opening up to women of the 
privilege of ordination has meant an 
increase in the number of Bible and 
Religion majors going to seminary. 
Elizabeth Dunlap, a major in the class 
of 1950 who has been serving as a mis- 
sionary to Africa, completed work at 
Columbia Seminary and was ordained 
during her last furlough. She is now 
teaching at the Ecole Unie Theologie in 
Zaire, Paige Maxwell McRight, 1968, 
received her Master of Divinity degree 
at Princeton Theological Seminary and 
was ordained by North Alabama Pres- 
bytery. She is now on the counseling 
staff of the Clayton Mental Health 
Center near Atlanta. Former majors 
who are in seminary now are Anna 
Case Winters, 1975, at Columbia, m 
Decatur, and Mary Gay Morgan, 1975, 
at Garrett-Evangelical in Evanston, Illi- 
nois. From the class of 1976, Jane 
Brawely, who is under care of Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery, is going to Union 
Theological Seminary in Richmond, 
and Rebecca McCulloh will be study- 
ing for the M. Div. degree at Vander- 
bilt. Two of the current majors have 
spent the junior year at Hebrew Uni- 
versity in Jerusalem. 

Some former majors are now teach- 
ing in colleges and universities. Betty 
Glenn Stow, 1945, earned her Ph.D. in 
English at Emory and is now on the 
faculty at Georgia State University. 
Frances Holtsclaw Berry, 1957, has a 
master's degree from Wake Forest Uni- 
versity and is Bible professor at Lees 
McRae College in Banner Elk, NC. 
Beth Mackie, 1969, with a master's 
from Duke, and working on her Ph.D., 
is teaching Bible at St. Mary's College 
in Raleigh, NC. Mollie Merrick. 1957, 
with a master's from Columbia Univer- 
sity, is in college administration, being 

Rabbi Emanuel Feldman of Temple Beth Jacob, who otjcred a spring course 
at ASC dealing with post-Biblical Jewish writings, demonstrates to members 
of the Department of Bible and Religion some of the articles used during a 
service in the Temple. 

Assistant Dean of Students at Agnes 

Among former majors teaching Bible 
on the secondary level are Mary Aichel 
Samford, 1949, and Anne McWhorter 
Butler, 1958, both in Jacksonville, 
Florida. Candice Colando, 1973, is now 
teaching classes in Scripture at St. 
Thomas More parochial school in De- 

Majors have served and are now 
serving as missionaries, directors of 
Christian education, and librarians. 
They do editorial work and write cur- 
riculum materials; they are social work- 
ers and psychometric aides. Ninety-two 
percent of the majors from the last 35 
years have married, quite a few of 
them being wives of ministers. In 
addition to their careers, these women 
have used the insights from their col- 
lege education in their homes and in 
volunteer work. 

The Agnes Scott catalogue of 190i 
1907 states that the college seeks " 
cultivate true womanliness, a woma 
Imess which combines strength wi 
gentleness and refinement. It is thi 
the aim of the College to send out ed 
cated Christian women to be a pow 
in blessing the world and glorifyii 
God." (p. 13) The statement of pi; 
pose carried in the 1976-1977 catalogi 
includes as aims: "To encourage tl 
student to find for herself a spiritii 
commitment and a set of values whii 
will give vitality, meaning, and dire 
tion to her life." and "to foster a co 
cern for human worth and needs, ph\ 
ical as well as intellectual and spir 
ual." (p. 5) The Bible and Religi 
Department joins with all other el 
ments in the college in endeavoring 
lift its horizons to make these aims n 
just smooth words for a bulletin but 
vital program for living, A 

Prayer for Our Nation 

Reprinted by permission of Elizabeth Glenn Stow. 

This hymn was written for the Bicentennial Task Force of the Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S. Words were written by Betty Glenn Stow, '45, and the music 
by a committee composed of Adele Dieckmann McKee '48, Mary and Hubert 
S. Archer, Jerry Black and Dr. Hubert V. Taylor. 

©Elizubeth Glenn Stow. 1975 

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* From 1821 SUPPLEMENT to KENTUCKY HARMONY by Ananias Davisson. Tune "Exultation" extends to the refrain, melody of refrain may be 
sung at opening of hymn as well as after stanzas. Unison singing of melody recommended though four parts are provided. Arranged for the 
Bicentennial Hymn Committee of the Bicentennial Task Force of the Presbytenan Church in the U.S-. August, 1975 

Main Points 

Members of the Dance Group practice /or ilicir Bicentennial presentation in April. 

Dean of Faculty 
Is Honored 

Agnes Scott's Dean of the Faculty 
Julia T. Gary, was named a member o 
the Board of Trustees of her aim 
mater, Randolph-Macon, in Octobei 

A member of the class of 1951, Deai 
Gary received her M.A. from Ml 
Holyoke College in 1953, and he 
Ph.D. from Emory University in 195S 
She joined the Agnes Scott faculty a 
an assistant professor of chemistry i; 
1957, was made a professor in 1971 
and became Dean of the Faculty i 

Dean Gary has done special study a 
the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclea 
Studies, the National Science Foundai 
tion Summer Institute at Tufts Univei 
sity, and the University of Illinois. Sh 
is the author of numerous articles, an^ 
is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, th 
Society of the Sigma Xi, and numerou 
science and professional association 
such as the American Conference c 
Academic Deans and the visiting com: 
mittees of the Southern Association o 
Colleges and Schools. Dean Gary is 
member of the Administrative Boan 
and the Council on Ministries of th' 
First United Methodist Church in De 

William Weber, associate professor of 
economics, turned his classes over to 
Juanita M. Kreps, Phi Beta Kappa 
Visiting Scholar and vice president of 
Duke University. 


Phi Beta Kappa member Gwen Hill 
Shufelt '44 congratulates her daughter, 
Shari, upon her induction into the 
honor society. 

Dean of the Faculty Julia Gary has 
recently been elected to the Board of 
Trustees of her alma mater, Randolph 


lunmac ami jricmls i^atlwied to enjoy the exhibits shown at 
e Golden Needle Award Festival Champagne Preview 
nty. Gene Slack Morse '41 (left) is shown a needlepoiitt 
■g with a border depicting the wives of the presidents of 

the United States. The Festival, sponsored by the Greater 
Atlanta Area Alumnae Clubs, last year raised $4000 to be 
used for the benefit of the College 

Robert Frost Booklet 

obert Frost, Read and Remembered, 
collection of papers presented at the 
'ost Centennial Celebration at Agnes 
:ott in October, 1975, and edited by 
argarct G. Trotter, ASC Professor of 
nglish, will soon be available at the 
gnes Scott bookstore. The price for 
e paperback will be modest, but this 
tie volume will help to recall to many 

alumnae and friends of the College the 
poet's many visits to the campus. Writ- 
ers included are Cleanth Brooks, Rich- 
ard Wilbur, Theodore and Kathleen 
Morrison, and Wallace M. Alston, all 
of whom preserve vivid memories of 
Robert Frost. 

ASC Chairs Offered 

The Alumnae Office has received 
several inquiries about ASC chairs that 

were offered in the past. As with every- 
thing else, inflation has struck, and the 
manufacturer will ship no fewer than 
fifteen chairs per year. The cost to 
the individual alumna will be between 
$72.50 and $100 per chair, plus 
shipping and delivery charges. Orders 
must be received by September 30, and 
inquiries may be made by writing or 
calling the Alumnae Office for specifics. 


With the Clubs 

Opening her home to ahimnae who enjoyed her outstanding collection of 
contemporary art. Suzanne Goodman Elson '59, second from left, shows one 
of her paintings to officers of the Atlanta Ahimnae Club, sponsors of the event. 
Pictured with Suzanne are Jo Culp Williams '49, vice president, Jean Salter 
Reeves '59, president, and Martha Arant Allgood '42, vice president and 
program chairman. 


The Atlanta Agnes Scott Club met in 
April at the home of Suzanne Good- 
man Elson "59 to view the Eisons' out- 
standing collection of modern art. Le- 
land Staven, member of the ASC 
faculty and curator of Dalton Galleries 
at the College was the commentator. 


On Mar. 20, the Birmingham alumnae 
gave a luncheon attended by 36 mem- 
bers, with Virginia Brown McKenzie, 
Director of Alumnae Affairs, as speaker. 
New officers elected to serve in 1976- 
77 are: Sara Lee Jackson '41, presi- 
dent; Kathi Metis Murray '72, vice 
president; Caroline Mitchell Smith '70, 
secretary; and Polly Willoughby Wood 
'30, treasurer. 

partment of History. All alumnae in 
the area were invited, and 47 attended. 
New officers elected at the meeting, 
held at the home of Nancy Wheeler 
Dooley '57, are: president, Nancy 
Holland Sibley '58; vice president, Judy 
Barnes Crozier '67; secretary, Lynn 
Birch Smith '70; and treasurer, Nancy 
Abernethy Underwood '63. 



The Charlotte Alumnae Club met 
on Feb. 21, and heard a talk given by 
Dr. Catherine Sims, from ASC's De- 


On Apr. 12, seven Chicago area alum- 
nae met for a luncheon meeting at 
which ASC Dean of Students Martha 
Huntington was the speaker. 

Central Florida 

President and Mrs. Marvin Perry 
were guests of the Central Florida 
Alumnae Club at a luncheon meeting 
held on Mar. 25, at which 32 were 


The Columbia Alumnae Club he 
its annual Founder's Day Luncheon c 
Feb. 21, with 33 alumnae and frien^ 
attending. Virginia Brown McKenzi 
Director of Alumnae Affairs, showed 
slide film of campus scenes, ar 
brought news of the College to tl 
group. Officers for the new year an 
Jackie Rountree Andrews '57, presideu 
Mary Frances Anderson Wendt '4 
secretary; and Christina Yates Parr '4' 


At their Founder's Day luncheon c 
Feb. 21, 21 members of the Daltc 
Alumnae Club, meeting at the hon 
of Lillian Beall Lumpkin, elected ne 
officers for '16-11. Carol Rogers Sne 
'59 is the new president, Cindy Currei 
Patterson "72 is vice president, Mai 
Gene Sims Dykes is the secretary, ar 
Ida Rogers Minor '55 was electa 
treasurer. Two guests from the Colle; 
were present: Martha Yates '45, edit( 
of the Alumnae Quarterly, presented 
slide show of campus life, and Marc 
Knight '73, from the Admissions O 
fice, conducted a question and answi 
session about the College. 


Alumnae in the Denver area met Fe 
25 at the home of Becky Beusee He 
man '65, to welcome Director of Ai 
missions Ann Rivers Thompson '59 
their guest. 


Thirty-six members of the Greenvil 
(SO Alumnae Club celebrated Founi 
er's Day with a luncheon on Feb. 
1976, at which the guest speakers we 
Dr. Miriam Druker, Chairman, Depar 
ment of Psychology at Agnes Scott, ar 
her husband. Dr. Melvin -Drucker, wt 
is chairman of the Department 
Mental Health at Georgia State Un 
versity. New officers were elected 
serve for the 1976-78 period, and an 
president. Rose Marie Traeger Sumer 

I; vice president, Evelyn Angeletti 
>; and secretary, Grace Lynn Ouzts 
irry '61. 

)allas-Fort Worth 

Feb. 28, 22 alumnae from the 
illas-Ft. Worth area met at a lunch- 
n meeting at which Ann Rivers 
[ompson '59, Director of Admissions 
the College, was the speaker. Of- 
ers of the club are: Lucy Hamilton 
wis '68, president; Susan Watson 
ack '72, secretary; and Bonnie 
endergast '69, treasurer. 


[NE Alumnae in the South Mississippi 
ea held a luncheon on Feb. 28 at 
hich Margaret Gillespie, Region IV 
ce president, was the speaker. 


VENTY-six Louisville area alumnae at- 
ided a meeting on Mar. 26 at which 
; speaker was Virginia Brown Mc- 
nzie, -Director of Alumnae Affairs, 
ficers elected to serve 1976-77 are: 
line Orr Wise '65, president; Mary 
ayton Bryan DuBard '59, vice presi- 
nt; and Ginny Ann Finney Bugg '66, 
blicity chairman. 


Feb. 28, 25 alumnae from the 
;mphis area attended a meeting at 
lich Virginia Brown McKenzie, Di- 
;tor of Alumnae Affairs, was the 
jaker. Co-chairwomen elected to 
•ve in 1977 are: Harriette Russell 
inn '65, Elaine Nelson Bonner '65, 
d Betty Craig Mann Edmunds '70. 

'/liddle Tennessee 


esident Joyce Skelton Wimberly '57, 
5 Middle Tennessee Alumnae Club 
served Founder's Day with a Feb. 21 
(icheon at which Dr. Marie Pepe, 
lairman, Art Department, ASC, was 
; speaker. Thirty-four members and 
ends attended the meeting, and new 
ficers for the next year were elected, 
ley are: Ann Shires Penuel '57, presi- 
nt; Claire McCoy White '68, vice 
esident; and Joyce Skelton Wimberly 
7, secretary-treasurer. 

Alumnae from the Dallas-Ft. Worth area met in observance of Founder's Day, 
and heard news of the College from Director of Admissions Ann Rivers 
Thompson '59, standing, left. With Ann Rivers are, seated, Anne Noell Wyant 
'46, her daughter, Julia, a prospective student, and Dottie Thomas Wells '68. 
In the back row are Elizabeth McCallie Snoots '27 and Pat Parks Hughes '68. 

The Dallas-Ft. Worth Alumnae Club draws members from many years and 
from a wide area of Texas. Pictured at the Spring meeting are (seated) Joan 
Lawrence Rogers '49, Norah Little Green '50, and Sara Brandon Rickey '24. 
Standing are Sherry Addington Lundberg '62, Betsy Fuller Hill '69, and Mary 
Munroe McLoughlin '45. 

Pictured above are more of the Dallas-Ft. Worth members who attended the 
Spring meeting. Seated are Bonnie Prendergast '69, treasurer, and Louise 
Sullivan Fry '40, and standing are Mary Lou Kleppinger DeBolt '54, Sue 
Amidon Mount '62, and Anne Sylvester Booth '54. Not pictured is the 
president, Lucy Hamilton Lewis '68. who did the photography for the meeting. 


Thirty-one members of the Jackson- 
ville Alumnae Club had a March din- 
ner cruise on the St. Johns River, to 
honor Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Perry. 
Later in the Spring, the club had a 
"Tasting Luncheon" to which everyone 
brought a favorite dish for tasting and 
recipe swapping. The club also voted to 
increase their dues in order to be able 
to send their president to the October 
E.xecutive Board meeting at Agnes 
Scott. Attending the May meeting, held 
at Margaret Martin's home, were Mar- 
garet Hopkins Martin '40, Mabel Tal- 
mage '34, Anne McWhorter Butler '58, 
Beth Paris Moreman '40, Margaret 
Kelly Wells '47, Rachel Paxon Hayes 
•29, Sally Howe Bell '43. Peggy Thomp- 
son Davis '71, Claudia Span Johns '68. 
Teenie Candler Thomas '42, Caroline 
Jones Johnson '31, Betty Ann Green 
Rush '53, Winkie Wootton Booher '69, 
Anne Elcan Mann '48, Dorothy 
Garland Johnson '42, Mary Aichel 
Samford '49. 

Walters '66; treasurer of the club 
Georgia Little Owens '25. 

Marx Aichel Sam ford '49, president of 
the Jacksonville Alumnae Club, 
welcomes members and guests to the 
club's innovative meeting, held on a 
boat as it cruised the river. 

The Jacksonville Alumnae Club, at their river cruise meeting, were hosts to 
President and Mrs. Perry, husbands and prospective students. Standing, above, 
are J. Wesley King, husband of Martha King King '52, Ballard Simmons, 
husband of Edith Merrin Simmons '47, and Rachel Paxon Hayes '29. Seated 
are Rowena Barringer Solomon '41 , Jane Tucker, a prospective student, and 
Jane's father, Finley Tucker. 

New England 

Sixteen New England alumnae met at 
the Wellesley College FacLilty Club on 
Apr. 10 to hear a speech from Kath- 
erine Geffcken '49. member of the 
Wellesley faculty and of the ASC Board 
of Trustees. 

New Orleans 

On Mar. 17. eight alumnae from the 
New Orleans area attended a meeting 
at which Molly Merrick '57, Assistant 
Dean of Students at ASC, was the 
speaker. The meeting was held at the 
home of president Ruth VanDeman 



Twenty Houston alumnae attended 
meeting at the home of Elaine Blai 
Vafiadis '52. The speaker at the mee 
ing was Virginia Brown McKenzie '4 
Director of Alumnae Affairs, and ofl 
cers to serve '76-'78 are: Fran Amsl 
"73, president; Cherry Wood '73, vicT 
president; and Wendy Bridges '7[ 


Seventeen alumnae and nine gues 
attended the Feb. 10 dinner meeting i 
the Tidewater Alumnae Club, at whii 
President and Mrs. Perry were gues 
and Dr. Perry brought to the membe 
news of the College. Officers for tl 
1976-77 term are Mollie Oliver Mert 
'41, president, and Margaret Hartsoc 
Emmons '42, secretary. 


Jane King Allen, president of t! 
Agnes Scot't Alumnae Association. W' 
the guest speaker of the Tri-Citi 
Alum'nae Club on Feb. 21, 197 
Twenty members attended the meetin 
and coordinators for '76-'77 we 
elected. They are Sue Wright Shull '' 
and Laura Dryden Taylor '57. and thi 
will be responsible for planning tl 
1977 Founder's Day meeting. 


On Feb. 7. the Washington Alumn 
Club entertained at a reception for E 
and Mrs. Marvin Perry at the Intern 
tional Club. The reception, organizi 
by officers Bunny Folk Zygmont 
(president), Anne Pollard Withers '< 
(secretary). Ann Sullivan Gravatt '( 
(secretary), and Lynn Weekley Parse 
'64 (treasurer), was attended by six 
District of Columbia alumnae, and 
special guest was Sandy Birdsong, 
representative of the Associated Alur 
nae Clubs of Washington. 

ouston Alumnae Club members welcome speaker 
irgiiua Brown McKeiizie '47, second from right, to their 
^ring meeting. With her are Cherry Wood '73, president 
an Amsler '73, Wendy Bridges '73, and Elaine Blane 
afiadis '52. 

\himnae from the Tri-Cities and western North Carolina 
rea met at the home of Stella Biddle Fitzgerald '56 
second from left) in Bristol, Tennessee, to celebrate 
'ounder's Day in February. Guest speaker was Jane King 
lllen '59 (seated), president of the Alumnae Association, 
^ith Stella and Jane are Jane Kraemer Scott '59, Sue 
'bright Shull '70, Dee Hampton Flannagan '69, Catherine 
icKinney Barker '22, and Sallie Tate Hodges '67. 

DAY 1976 

Agnes Scott alumnae, accompanied by several 
dozen dates, mates and children, returned to 
campus for a four-day round of festivities April 
21-24. Beginning with the celebration of the 50th 
anniversary of the founding of the College's Phi 
Beta Kappa chapter, going on to the Golden 
Needle Award Festival, and culminating in 
Alumnae Day on Saturday, the activities were 
varied to suit every facet of the college scene. 

Coinciding with the national organization's 
200th birthday, the Agnes Scott Phi Beta Kappa 
chapter observed the mutual anniversaries by 
having distinguished scholars on campus for the 

That evening, the Golden Needle Award 
Festival's "Champagne Preview Party" was 
held at Rich's, and the Festival, sponsored by 
the Greater Atlanta Alumnae Clubs, continued 
through May 1. Proceeds from the Festival will 
be given to the College for the benefit of 
the students. 

The "big day," as far as the hundreds of 
alumnae who returned to campus were concerned, 
was Saturday, April 24, a day full of a variety of 
activities for alumnae and their families. 
Following registration in Rebekah Lobby, 
husbands went to the tennis courts to compete for 
the "Consort Cup," children went to the Faculty 
Club for care and entertainment by student 
babysitters, and alumnae enjoyed a panel 
discussion by five faculty members representing 
the "Arts at Agnes Scott." 

The Alumnae Association meeting saw the 
election of new officers, tributes to two retiring 
faculty members, awards to three outstanding 
alumnae, and a gift presented to Jane King Allen 
'59, who retired as president of the Association. 
President Marvin Perry addressed the alumnae 
and brought them up-to-date on developments on 
campus and plans for the ne.xt year, following 
which the alumnae and faculty met in the 
Quadrangle for a time of social mingling before 
kmch in the Dining Hall. Recognition was given 
to the reunion classes, with special attention 
given to the Class of 1926, observing their 50th, 
and receiving gold charms commemorating the 
occasion, and the Class of 1951, on their 25th. 
After lunch the Class of 1926 attended a 
reception at President Perry's home. Class pictures 
were made; class meetings were held; new class 
officers were elected; and those classes that had 
not already held their class reunion parties did 
so that evening. A busy, full, rewarding Alumnae 
Weekend for all who attended. 



Alumnae of all ages gather at the 
registration desks in Rebekah Lobby. 

Alumnae Association Treasurer Lamar 
Lowe Connell '27 (right) pins carnation 
on Evamaie Willingham Park '18. 


Alumnae Day is reunion time fc 
Frances Gilleland Stukes '24 an, 
her daughter, Marjorie Stukes 
Strickland '5L 

Patricia Collins Dwinnell '28 receives 
an "Outstanding Alumna Award," in 
recognition of her distinguished 
career, from Dot Weakley Gish '56. 
vice president for Region U. 

Decatur attorney Sarah Frances 
McDonald '36 is cited for her service 
to the College by Margaret Gillespie 
'69, vice president. Region IV. 

In recognition of service to community, 
Carolyn Essig Frederick '28 is lauded 
by Association secretary Eleanor Lee 
McNeill '59. 


Members of the Class of '26 "reuned" briefly 
on the Colonnade. 

Betty Fountain Gray '35 greets 
Katharine Omwake. 

Lisa Roberts '76 rings thi 
bell for lunch. 

Cing Allen '59 chats with 
ae before presiding at her last 
ig as president of the 
'ation. Her successor will be 
Duckworth Gellerstedt '46, 
i at the annual meeting on 
lae Day. 

Opening annual meeting with "God of the 
Marching Centuries," in front row are Memxe 
Curtis Tucker '56, Sylvia Williams Ingram '52, 
and Dot Weakley Gish '56. 

"The Arts at Agnes Scott" is discussion topic 
for faculty panel: Marilyn Darling, the 
dance: Ronald Byrnside. music: Jack Brooking, 
theater: Bona Ball, creative writing: and Marie 
Pepe, art. 

? Atlanta Club members Kathy 
>lds Doherty '67, Mary Jervis Hayes '67, 
thcl Ware Gilbert Carter '68 present 
' check to President Perry. The money 
lised by the club's bazaar. 

Dr. Hayes, English professor emeritus, 
reminisces with a former student. 

nae and Faculty 

across campus to 
g Hall. 


Members of Class of '61 find their table. 

Theater Department Chairman 
Jack Brooking and Mrs. Perry 
converse with an alumna. 

At final activity, E.xecutive Board 
meeting, Mary Duckworth Gellerstedt 
'46 pours coffee for Jean Chalmers 
Smith '38, Juliana Winters '72, and 
Jackie Simmons Gow '52. 




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om the Director 

Virginia Brown McKenzie '47 

Alumnae Volunteers are Vital Force 

IE ALUMNAE are the most valuable 
lource Agnes Scott College has. In 
dition to their potential as fund 
sers and publicizers of the College, 
imnae everywhere can assist in 
rching out qualified students. Wher- 
;r former students live, friends or 
quaintances have daughters who are 
od Agnes Scott material, and our 
iimnae can assist in seeing that the 
)llege and these outstanding young 
')men learn about each other. 
The Admissions Office already has 
lined 85 young alumnae in 23 states 
be Alumnae Admissions Representa- 
es. They are urged to visit the campus 
reacquaint themselves with the Col- 
;e; to be familiar with the current 
rriculum, social regulations, financial 
id academic statistics; actually to be 
ing storehouses of information about 
; College so they can represent the 
jmissions Office out in the field. 
These assistants are a vital segment 
our vast volunteer force. The chart 
low shows their relationship to the 
umnae Association. Following is a 
t of our Alumnae Admissions Rep- 

ALABAMA — Birmingham, Jane 
ivis Mahon (Mrs. Patrick D.), Mary 
m Murphy Hornbuckle (Mrs. Jon E.); 
iintsville, Elizabeth Withers Kennedy 
Irs. James R.); Mobile, Martha Lam- 
[h Harris (Mrs. Ben H.); ARKANSAS 
■ Little Rock, Dottie Burns Douglas 
Irs. John E.); CALIFORNIA — Ca- 
na del Mar, Libby Malone Boggs 
Irs. Richard P.): CONNECTICUT — 
Drwalk, Jean Crawford Cross (Mrs. 
hn Harry, Jr.); DELAWARE — Wil- 
ington, Mitzi Kiser Law (Mrs. 
ederick B., Jr.); FLORIDA — Jack- 
nville, Buff Hatcher Mcllrath (Mrs. 
itrick K.); Merritt Island, Jane Par- 
ns Frazier (Mrs. Wayne); Orlando, 

Jane Woodell Urschel (Mrs. Robert J.); 
Plantation, Rae Carol Hosack Arm- 
strong (Mrs. Thomas), Sue McSpadden 
Fisher (Mrs. J. M.); St. Petersburg, 
Penny Johnston Burns (Mrs. Emil 
Eddy); Tampa, Marilyn Tribble Wittner 
(Mrs. Harvey G.); West Palm Beach, 
Elaine Schiff Faivus (Mrs. J. B.); GEOR- 
GIA — Albany, Sally Tucker Lee (Mrs. 
George); Athens, Mary Wills Hatfield 
LeCroy (Mrs. Thomas); Atlanta, Diane 
Hunter Co.x (Mrs. Wm. N., Ill), Gayle 
Daley Nix (Mrs. Frank), Martha Harris 
Entrekin (Mrs. Larry), Sheila Mac- 
Conochie Ragsdale (Mrs. John W., Jr.), 
Cynthia Wilkes; Augusta, Mary Lamar 
Adams (Mrs. Craig); College Park, 
Margie Hill Krauth (Mrs. Walter K., 
Jr.); Columbus, Lib Grafton Hall (Mrs. 
Joseph A.); Dalton, Hollis Smith 
Gregory (Mrs. James), Cindy Currant 
Patterson (Mrs. Frank W., Jr.); Decatur, 
Donna Reed; Gainesville, Susan Henson 
Frost (Mrs. Randall); Macon, Patricia 
Walker Bass (Mrs. Tom L.); Marietta, 
Eleanor McSwain All (Mrs. William, 
III); Moultrie, Reese Newton Smith 
(Mrs. O. M.); Rome, Carol Durrance 
Dunbar (Mrs. Robert E.); St. Simons 
Island, Janet Bolen Readdick (Mrs. 
Cary L.); Statesboro, Rosalyn Warren 
Wells (Mrs. Jay Norman); Thomasville, 
Ann Thompson Larson (Mrs. Norman 
C ); KENTUCKY — Louisville, Mary 
Clayton Bryan DuBard (Mrs. James L.); 
Paducah, Sis Burns Newsome (Mrs. 
James D); LOUISIANA — Baton 
Rouge, Harriet Frierson Crabb (Mrs. 
Cecil v., Jr.); Shreveport, Ann Louise 
Hanson Merklein (Mrs. Ernest); MARY- 
LAND — Baltimore, Libby Harshbarger 
Broadus (Mrs. T. H., Jr.), Camille Hol- 
land Carruth (Mrs. Jo), Nancy Yontz 
Linehan (Mrs. Michael); Silver Spring, 
Dot Weakley Gish (Mrs. Donald M.); 
Upper Malboro, Sarah Helen High 

The College 

Alumnae Association 

Admissions Office 


Vice President 

Alumnae Club 

Alumna Admissions 

Clagett (Mrs. Thomas V., Ill); MASSA- 
CHUSETTS — Belmont, Harriet Tal- 
madge Mill (Mrs. Robert); West New- 
ton, Charlotte Hart Riordan (Mrs. 
James F); MICHIGAN — Detroit, 
Barbara Varner Willoughby (Mrs. Don); 
MISSISSIPPI — Columbus, Ann Mc- 
Bride Chilcutt (Mrs. Ben Ernest); Jack- 
son, Louise Sams Hardy (Mrs. James 
Daniel), Dale Bennett Pedrick (Mrs. 
Larry); MISSOURI — Kansas City, Ann 
Williams Wedaman (Mrs. Thomas H., 
Jr.); NEW YORK — New York, Cissie 
Spiro Aidinoff (Mrs. M. B.), Claire 
Hodges Burdett (Mrs. Ed); NORTH 
CAROLINA — Asheville, Ann Leigh 
Modlin Burkhardt (Mrs. Nathan L., 
Jr.); Greensboro, Lilian Smith Sharpe 
(Mrs. M. F.); Reidsville, Molly Dotson 
Morgan (Mrs. M. A.. Jr.); Winston- 
Salem, Carol Ann McKenzie Fuller 
(Mrs. Samuel P.); OHIO — Toledo, 
Julia LaRue Orwig (Mrs. Kenneth). 

PENNSYLVANIA — Murrysville, 
Carol Cowan Kussmaul (Mrs. Keith); 
Philadelphia, Jeanne Adams (Mrs. 
Edgar), Jane Ayers Barndt (Mrs. Her- 
bert), Emily Underwood Gault (Mrs. 
Clarence), Louise Huff, Helen Sewell 
Johnson (Mrs. Donald R.), Donya 
Ransom (Mrs. Thomas R.); SOUTH 
CAROLINA — Charleston, Ruth Hyatt 
Heffron (Mrs. Robert C, Jr.); Clemson, 
Rameth Richard Owens (Mrs. Walton 
H., Jr.); Columbia, Mary Elizabeth 
Crum; Greenville, Sue Lile Inman (Mrs. 
Sam); TENNESSEE — Kingsport, Jane 
Kraemer Scott (Mrs. Paul B.); Knox- 
ville, Vicky Allen Gardner (Mrs. Wil- 
liam B.); Memphis, Virginia Love 
Dunaway (Mrs. Dan); TEXAS — 
Dallas, Lucy Hamilton Lewis (Mrs. 
Charles); Fort Worth, Harriet Lamb 
O'Connor (Mrs. Thomas J.); Houston, 
Sybil Corbett Riddle (Mrs. Eugene N.); 
VIRGINIA — Alexandria, Martha Foltz 
Manson (Mrs. Joseph L., Ill); Bristol, 
Dee Hampton Flanagan (Mrs. Charles 
B.); Covington, Sara Lu Persinger 
Synder (Mrs. James D.); Fairfax, 
Hannah Jackson AInutt (Mrs. T. L., 
Jr.): Norfolk, Anne Thomas Ayala 
(Mrs. Ken J.); Richmond, Kaye Staple- 
ton Redford (Mrs. Thomas C); WIS- 
CONSIN — Madison, Mary Hart Rich- 
ardson Britt (Mrs. David D.). ▲ 


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