Closing Maryville's 122nd year, May 31 — June 4, 1941
SATURDAY, MAY 31 Noon — Class Reunion Luncheons as ar-
8:00 p.m.— Band Concert ranged
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Reception to
Alumni, Parents of Students.
SUNDAY, JUNE 1 Other Guests, and Seniors,
10:30 a.m.— Baccalaureate Service — Ser- by President and Mrs. Lloyd
mon by President Lloyd and Dr. Stevenson at the
7:00 p.m.— Commencement Vespers — President's House
Sermon by Dr. Stevenson 7:00 p.m. — Annu.il Alumni Dinner, Pear-
MONDAY, JUNE 2
8:10 a.m.— Chapel Service — Prues WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4
8:00 p.m. — Senior Class Play — "The „ ,„ „ . ^, ,- i t^-
ci r^ 1" 8:30 a.m. — Spring Mcetmc; oi the Di-
oilvcr L/ord r » ?-
T-t ii-cTA Ai- Ti TTvTt- -■ 10:00 a.m. — Commencement Exercises
TUESDAY, JUNE 3 ^^^^^^^ ^^, 13,. ^ould Wick-
8:10 a.m. — Ch.ipel Service — Glee Clubs ey, General Secretary, Nation-
9:25 a.m. — First Alumni Seminar al Conference of Church Re-
10:20 a.m. — Second Alumni Seminar lated Colleges
OFFICERS OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
President V. F. Goddard, "13
Vice-President _ Mrs. Stella McCall Murray, '22
Recording Secretary Mrs. Olive Wilson Murray, '13
Executive Secretary _ James R. Smith, '35
Class of 1941: John A. Davis, '30; C. Brickcv LcQuire, '27; Mrs. Freddie Goddard
Class of 1942: Earlc W. Crawford, '35; Mrs. Bernice Lowry Park, '16; M. H.
Class of 1943: Rachel Edds. '27; Donnell McArthur, '37; Charles Webb, '27.
by Maryville College,
Ralph Waldo Lloyd,
Section 1 103.
quarterly by Mary
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Act of October 3,
for mailing a
According to the plan of class reunions adopted as
the otTicial plan by Maryville College in April 1936,
the following classes will hold class reunions this year:
'91 (the fifty year class), "93, "94, '95, "96, '12, "13, "14,
"15, "16 (the twenty-five year class), "31, "32, "33, and
Several of the classes are planning special class re-
unions aside from the regular Alumni Banquet and re-
union. The following are acting as correspondents for
"91— Mary E. Caldwell, 213 Miller Street, Mar>^ille,
"93 to "96— Rev. and Mrs. H. M. Welsh, 123 "Wilson
Avenue, Maryville, Tennessee
'12 — Horace E. Orr, 406 Indiana Avenue, Maryville,
'13 — Olive Wilson Murray, 506 Indiana Avenue,
"14 — Edwin R. Hunter, Maryville College, Maryville,
"15 — Winifred Painter, New Providence Presbyterian
Church, Maryville, Tennessee
"16— David W. ProfFitt, Harwell B. Park, and Edward
Kidder, Maryville, Tennessee
"31— Carl M. Storey, 128 High Street, Maryville,
'32 — Ruby Hitch Thrower, Mountain View Avenue,
'33 — George F. Fischbach, Maryville College, Mary-
'34 — E. E. McCurry and Viola Lightfoot, Maryville
College, Maryville, Tennessee
Tuesday, June 3, will be Alumni Day. There will
be special alumni seminars. Tickets for the Banquet
should be secured, if at all possible, by noon, Tuesday,
June 3. Tickets are 75c. An information table will
be maintained on the campus or the porch of the
Chapel by the Alumni Executive Committee.
Although his physical vigor appeared to be declining
somewhat in the winter. President Emeritus Samuel
Tyndale Wilson has gained in strength in recent weeks.
He is around the house each day and continues to
walk occasionally through the College Woods and
elsewhere with his daughter or some other companion.
He is, however, much more frail than he was a year
ago. He was eighty-three years old on February 17.
NATIONAL DEFENSE AND COLLEGES
The tremendous enterprise of national defense will
inevitably affect colleges. Thus far the effect has
been more in prospect than in reality, and there is no
definite knowledge as to how rapidly or fully it will
change in the future months.
The Selective Service law provides for the defer-
ment of all college students until the end of the college
year of 1940-1941. Those students whose order num-
bers have come up have been allowed this deferment
if applied for. Practically all have so applied. The
rulings of the national headquarters of the Selective
Service program make it possible for students preparing
for certain occupations to be further deferred by local
draft hoards. How generally such deferment will be
granted is not yet clear, but various educational associa-
tions are in close touch with government authorities in
Washington. An effort is being made especially to find
a way to let students know when they enter college
next fall whether they are likely to be taken out of
college during the year.
It IS too early to know whether the number of ap-
plications from men students for admission to liberal
arts colleges like Maryville will decrease. The present
minimum age of twenty-one means that students enter-
ing college are not affected immediately by the draft,
but since deferment is counted more likely for students
enrolled in technical and professional schools or in
universities who have ROTC units, there may be a
tendency for more men students to go to such institu-
tions. There is no indication that the government will
place military training units in colleges which do not
now have them, as they did in 1917-1918. There are
now in government circles advocates of legislation re-
ducing the minimum draft age from 21 to 18, and
extending the service period from one year to the
"duration of the emergency."' If either of these pro-
posals were adopted colleges would probably be greatly
Most educational leaders are concerned lest the pres-
ent vast defense program turn attention further away
from the essential values of a general education, since
defense needs are for immediate military training and
technical and industri.il production. It is to he hoped
that the permanent values of the private liberal arts
Christian college will not be lost sight of in this present
emergency. At this writing no member of the faculty
of Maryville College has been called to military service,
and the advance applications for next year are about
—Ralph W. Lloyd
These continue to serve the College after twenty-five years.
THE TWENTY-FIVE YEAR HONOR ROLL
On December 2, 1940, at a dinner of the faculty and
officers President Ralph W. Lloyd reviewed the ten
years of his service at the College. In this he paid
tribute to the eight present officers and teachers whose
length of service has passed twenty-live years, and
spoke of the eleven former officers and teachers who
gave twenty-five or more years of service to the Col-
lege. President Lloyd has prepared for the Alumni
Magazine this summary of the Maryville College Twen'
t\-Fivc Year Honor Roll. It is a true distinction to be
one of the nineteen on this roll.
The eight members who are today in active service
.ire well known to most alumni who read this page.
Nita Eckles West, now Associate Professor of Dra-
matic Art, 36 years of service as a teacher.
Susan Allen Green, now Professor of Biology and
Chairman of the Division of Science, ?4 years of service
as a teacher.
Fred Lowry Proffitt, now Treasurer, 32 years of
service: six as a teacher and as Principal of the former
Preparatory Department, and 26 as Treasurer.
Edgar Roy Walker, now Associate Professor of
Mathematics and Physics, 31 years of service as a
Ernest Chalmers Brown (""Brownie"), now Engineer,
30 years of service in the maintenance program.
Almira Elizabeth Jewell, now Assistant Professor of
History, 29 years of service as a teacher.
Horace Lee Ellis, now Librarian, 27 years of service;
two as teacher, 10 as Principal of the former Prepara-
t<iry Department^ and 16 as Librarian.
Celia Rough Wrinkle, now Assistant to the Treasurer,
2i years of service in the Treasurer's Office.
The eleven members of the Twenty-Five Year Honor
Roll who are no longer in active service are as follows:
Dr. Samuel Tyndale Wilson, fifth President, 46
\'ears: Dr. Isaac Anderson, Founder and first President,
38 years; Dr. Jasper Converse Barnes, 39 years; Miss
Mary Ellen Caldwell (""Miss Mollie"), 36 years; Mrs.
Jane Bancroft Smith Alexander, 33 years; Professor
Thomas Jefferson Lamar, '"second founder," 30 years',
Mrs. Lida Pryor Snodgrass, 27 years; Miss Sarah
Frances Coulter, 27 years; and Miss Alice Isabella
Clemens, 25 years.
It will he noted that in all the history of the College
Dr. Wilson's active service of 46 years is the longest.
ALUMNI CLUB MEETINGS
Since January President Lloyd has attended four meet-
ings of alumni clubs in different places. While he
and Mrs. Lloyd were in California for the annual
meetings of several college associations they were
guests at a meeting of the Maryville College Club
of Southern California There were thirty-six per-
sons present at a dinner given at the Pasadena Athletic
Club. Samuel E. Peters, "21, of Long Beach,
president of the club during the past year, presided.
Lester E. Bond, "15, of Chula Vista, was elected presi-
dent for the coming year.
A few da^'s later a considerable group gathered at
the home of Laurance Cross, "14, in Berkeley, to organise
the Maryville College Club of Northern California.
Laurance Cross was elected president, Arthur A. Fergu-
son, "16, was elected secretary, and Emily Minton, "28,
was elected publicity chairman of the new club.
The Maryville College Club of Cincinnati and
vicinity met on the evening of March 22 at the Uni-
versity of Cincinnati Y.M.C.A., of which Robert Bishop,
'26, is secretary. This was attended by President Lloyd
and James R. Smith, Executive Secretary of the Associa-
tion. Earl R. North, "01, presided at the meeting. The
Club was reorganised and the following oificers elected:
Edward Greene, "3 3, president, Madison Byar, "34, vice
president, and Marguerite Caldwell, ex-"32, secretary
The Atlantic Highlanders, perhaps the oldest and
certainly the largest of the Maryville College Clubs,
held their annual meeting in Washington, D. C, on
Saturday night, April 19. An address was given by
Wiley B. Rutledge, ex-"14, who is now an Associate
Justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals. Approximately
eighty-live persons attended the dinner. The officers
for the past year have "been George H. Osborn, "32,
president, Zelma Alexander McCann, "31, vice presi-
dent, and Harold F. Holman, "29, secretary and treas-
urer. The officers for the ensuing year are: John K.
Tope, "33, president, Marjorie L. Jones, "34, vice presi-
dent, and Harold F. Holman, "29, secretary and treas-
A meeting of the Maryville College Club of Chatta-
nooga was held on February 14. It was attended by
James R. Smith and Miss Clemmie J. Henry, of the
College. Officers elected for the coming year are: John
K. Witherspoon, ex-" 19, president, Joseph B. Hacker.
"32, vice president, Leland Waggoner, "38, secretary,
and Luther Allin Stephens, '37, treasurer.
A Maryville College Club was organised in Bristol,
Tennessee-Virginia, on April 17. Treasurer F. L. Prof-
fitt, Miss Clemmie J. Henry, and James R. Smith, from
the College attended the meeting. Officers elected are:
Margaret Murray Hassinger, "27, president, and Sarah
Fortune, "35, secretary and treasurer.
MARYVILLE BREAKFAST AT GENERAL
ASSEMBLY, ST. LOUIS
There will be a Maryville College Bre;ikfast for alt
Maryville graduates, former students, directors, and
other special friends of the College, who are in St.
Louis at the time of the Presbyterian General Assembly
in May. All who attend will be guests of the College.
The Breakfast will be held on Saturday morning.
May 24, at eight o'clock, at the downtown Y.M.C.A.
in St. Louis. There will be posters in the lobbies of the
auditorium where the Assembly meets and perhaps else-
where. Those planning to .ittend should sign their
names on the forms provided on the posters. Presi-
dent Lloyd, Director of Maintenance Black, and
perhaps others from the College will be present.
Mr. Black has been elected one of the Com-
missioners from Union Presbytery. This is an excellent
opportunity for Maryville College people who attend
the Assembly and who live within reasonable distance
of St. Louis to meet for a brief reunion. It may be
that some moving pictures of the campus will be shown
Miss Henrietta Smith, "25, of Dupo, Illinois, a few
minutes ride from St. Louis, is giving special attention
to these plans. Those of the alumni living in southern
Illinois and in Missouri will do well to communicate
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HERE AND THERE WITH ALUMNI
Ruth Abercrombie, '40, who has been the Junior
Correspondent for the Complaint Division of the New
York Office of Sears Roebuck and Company, is now a
private secretary for the same company.
Harold Baer, '31, is a steel chemist with the Empire
Steel Corporation in Mansfield, Ohio.
Roland Beck, "34, received an M.S. from the L'ni-
versity of Minnesota and is now teaching in the high
school at Stillwater, Minnesota.
Donald Benn, '31, is Dean of Men at St. Petersburg
Junior College, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Martha May Boyer, '24, is with the Department of
Corrective Speech in the St. Louis Public Schools. In
the summer she supervises Speechcraft in the city's
Robert L. Brown, '35, has been awarded a DuPont
Research Fellowship to further his work at Ohio State
University where he is working for the Ph.D. degree.
Edward Brubaker, '38, will be graduated from Prince-
ton Theological Seminary in May. He has accepted a
call to the First Presbyterian Church, New Rochelle,
Newell C. Carter, '31, has completed the major part
of the work on a Master's degree at the University of
Tennessee. He is a water analyst with the Champion
Paper and Fibre Company.
Lenna Bess Childers, '37, is now with the Library of
Cont;ress in Washington, D. C.
Alexander Christie, '36, and Mrs. Christie, of Cedar
City, Utah, have been appointed missionaries to the
Phihppines under the Board of Foreign Missions and
will leave for this important field in early summer.
Robert C. Cross, '13, has moved from the Scotia,
California, Community Church to Brent, Alabama.
Carol C. Cushman, '31, is a statistical clerk with the
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor, m
Washington, D. C.
J. Kemp Davis, '31, is a Captain in the Medical Corps
of the U. S. Army stationed in the Panama Canal Zone.
He is also on the staff of Gorgas General Hospital,
Aneon. He and Mrs. Davis are coming to the States
for a vacation soon.
Maynard L. Dunn, '28, is living in Maryville now.
He IS working on the new city directory which is to be
Wilson Gillingham, "31, received a Master's degree
in Education from Duke University in June. He is
an instructor m Physics at the Morristown (New Jersey)
High School and Junior College.
Leland Gilmore, '31, is now serving the First Church,
Taos, New Mexico.
William R. Graham, '31, is an attorney with Mason,
Davidson and Mansfield in Detroit.
Ralph W. Hand, '37, has accepted a call to the pastor-
ate of a church in Iron River, Michigan.
Paul Hartman, "36, was graduated from the Universi'
ty of Virginia Law School and is now an attorney and
counselor at law in Moorefield, West "Virginia.
Sara Lee Heliums, '40, is working in a bank in
Corpus Christi, Texas.
Elizabeth Anne Huffaker, '35, is now living at Clewis-
ton, Florida, and is employed in a secretarial position
by the LInited St.ites Sugar Corporation.
Harriet Huffstetler, '36, received her "wings " in Oc-
tober and is now a licensed pilot.
Herbert Hunt, '36, is assistant purchasing agent for
the Procter and Gamble Defense Corporation. He and
Mrs. Hunt (Eleanor Johnson, "35) will probably be
transferred to Milan, Tennessee, where the company
is building a large shell loading plant.
Arthur R. Kaufman, '35, and Robert W. Rayburn,
'35, are doing graduate work at the Western Theologi-
cal Seminary this year.
Dorothy S. Kellar, '31, received an M.A. in Home
Economics Education at the Colorado State College in
June. She is teaching Home Economies in Springfield,
Illinois, and is president of the Springfield Federation
Edward Kidder, "16, and Mrs. Kidder have been mis-
sionaries m China for a number of years. They are on
furlough now and are living in Maryville.
James W. King, '25, has been elected President of
the Maryville Kiwanis Club for this year. Earl W.
Blazer, '30, was elected Secretary for the same club.
Margaret E. Knox, "40, is the Librarian at the Flint-
ville, Tennesseej High School.
Arnold Kramer, '40, was in the finals in the Annual
Lawyers Case Club Oratorical Competitions at the
University of Michigan Law School this spring.
David L. McArthur, '36, and Grace Proffitt Mc-
Arthur, '36, have moved to Mar^T/ille. David is con-
nected with the Aluminum Company of America in
Genevieve McCalmont, '40, is assistant dietitian at
the Polk State School, Polk, Pennsylvania.
John H. McFerrin, '33, and Walter K. Maude, '37,
are doing graduate work at Columbia Theological
Seminary this year.
Ruth Mack, '40, was graduated from the Katherine
Gibbs Secretarial School and is now working for the
Curtis-Wright Airplane Company in Paterson, New
Edna Dawson Michel, '16, has moved to Chicago
where her husband is pastor of the Albany Park Pres-
Mary Miles, '18, who has been a missionary in Japan
for a number of years, has been at home on furlough
this year. She has served the College as an assistant
to the Head of Baldwin Hall.
Albert F. Murray, '15, is now in Washington, D. C,
as Secretary to the Communications Section of the Na-
tional Defense Research Committee.
Richard K. Orr, "34, began a new pastorate at the
Presbyterian Church, Pacific, Missouri, on April 1 .
Bryan Payne, '36, has been appointed an instructor in
Psychology at the Extension Division of the University
of Indiana at Indianapolis.
Stanley W. Phillips, '38, is with the Merchandise De-
partment of the Montgomery Ward and Company in
New York City. In November he was a member of a
Qui; Team on a National Chain Broadcast, his team
scoring a perfect score for the evening.
Edith Pierce, '38, is supervisor of the Historical
Record and Research Division of the WPA projects of
Tennessee. Her headquarters are in Knoxville.
Hugh E. Powel, '34, has accepted a call to the First
Presbyterian Church of Washington, North Carolina.
Edward T. Raney, '31, received his Ph.D. degree
from Brown Lhiiversity and is now Supervisor, Occupa-
tional Analysis Center, Michigan State Employment
Service in Detroit, Michigan.
Oscar Robinson, '16, is now State Director of N.Y.A.
for Missouri, with headquarters in Jefferson City,
Paul Dean Rodgers, '31, has been on leave of absence
from the TVA this year and has been doing research
at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He will receive his
Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering in June.
Hope Snider Ross, '31, received an M.D. degree from
the University of Oklahoma. Both she and her husband
are practicing medicine and surgery in Enid, Oklahoma.
Edwin A. Shelley, '31, is Principal Personnel Officer
with the TVA in Jefferson City, Tennessee.
Calvin E. Shepard, '31, is with the U. S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture. He travels considerably in in-
specting nurseries and orchards for fruit diseases.
E. B. Smith, '40, is working for the Engineering De-
partment of the Curtis-Wright Airplane Corporation
Plant in Kenmore, New York.
Wilfred K. Smith, '31, has resigned his coaching
position in the Lakeland (Florida) High School and
is now connected with the Prudential Life Insurance
Dorothea Stadelmann, '37, teaches Speech at Fassi-
fern School, Hendersonville, North Carolina. She ex-
pects to receive an M. A. degree from Columbia
University this summer,
E. E. Stidham, '31, is doing graduate work at the
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary this year.
His thesis subject is "Farm Tenancy and the Rural
Church." He is to be a commissioner to the Presby-
terian General Assembly in May.
Roy A. Taylor, '31, has been practicing law in Ashe-
ville. North Carolina, since his graduation from the
Asheville LTniversity Law School.
Ruby Hitch Thrower, '32, is supervisor of all the
lunch rooms in the Blount County School system.
John Tope, '33, is with the Republic Steel Corpora-
tion, Shorcham Building, Washington, D. C.
Eleanor Pat Henry Topalian, '32, has been Organist
and Director of Young People's work at Trinity Center
Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, for two years.
Yervant Topalian, '31, is an agent for the Metropoli-
t.m Life Insurance Company.
Morris Underwood, '31, received an M. S. degree
from Iowa State College and is a laboratory technician
with the Indianapolis Power and Light Company.
Emily Watson, '37, is a laboratory technician in Leon-
ard Hospital, Troy, New York.
W. Hadley Webb, '32, is now a mortician in Los
Leroy J. Weese, '31, is a chemist with the Goodyear
Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio.
Coral V. Wells, '39, is now teaching in Port Chester,
Ruth Woods, '40, is now employed by the Aluminum
Company of America in Alcoa, in a secretarial position.
Virginia Worth, '37, is a laboratory technician in the
Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, Connecticut.
W. Carl Wells, '39, Charles Curtis, '34, Leslie Webb,
'33, are among those who have been drafted into
service at Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. E. Newman Smith,
'3^, is a Lieutenant at Camp Forrest, TulLihoma, Ten-
nessee. Samuel W. Hatcher, '31, is at Fort Bragg,
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Mary Eli-abeth Bacon, "34, to James Orbia Bell.
Curtmarie Brown, '39, to Fred Crane.
Charles Cowan Clark, '36, to Emma Lee Pearson
Norma Jean Cross, '38, to H. G. Richcreek.
Anna Louise Curtis, '39, to Kincer Fox
Marjoric Helen Fleming, '36, to Charles L. Miller
Mildred Meek Harris, '35, to Edward J. Tate.
Gladys Marie Helton, '38, to Rocklan W. King.
James Newman Holloway, '36, to Doris Bolerjack.
M. Florence Hyde, '35, to Charles Rowan.
Grace Kerley, '38, to Lincoln Merton Johnson, '38.
Charles Edward Lewis, '35, to Marjorie Hixson
Glen Alfred Lloyd, '18, to Marion Musser.
Ernest Broyles Lowe, '35, to Esther Judith Carlson.
Esther Margaret McCollum, '40, to Philetus Shcrrill.
Arlene Lillian Phelps, '40, to Jack David Clinkman, '40.
Catherine Elisabeth Pond, '39, to Marvin Downer
Anne Sherrill, '38, to Robert Wade.
Alice Jane Whitakcr, '38, to Chester Coker.
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Edward L. Clemens, '08, March 1, 1941.
John Q. Durfey, '93, December 9, 1940.
Luke I. Foster, '29, December 10, 1940.
Robert Philip Jensen, '27, February 11, 1941.
Percy Hamilton Johnson, '08, November 27, 1940.
John E. Love, '92. 1940.
William John Yourd, '10, January 25, 1941.
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DEATH OF REV. E. W. HALL
Rev. E. W. Hall, D.D., died at his home in Mary-
ville, March 10, 1941. He had a long and honored
connection with Maryville College, being a member of
the faculty as Chorister and Instructor in Vocal and
Band Music and of Bible for the nine years from 1905
to 1914; and being a minister of churches in the sur-
rounding county from 1914 until forced to retire be-
cause of failing health in 1936. His memory will be
perpetually preserved for Maryville alumni because it
was he who arranged in the form long used the music
originally composed by Miss Perine for the Alma
Mater. It was also he who wrote both the words and
the music for the song "Dear Old Maryville."
In 1940 the College conferred upon him the honorary
degree of D.D. in recognition of his unusual service as
a veteran minister of rural churches and of his service
DEATH OF DR. KNAPP
Another heavy loss eanic to M,ir\-\-ille Colle,t,'e in the
death of Dr. George Alan Knapp, whieh occurred on
November 4, 1940. He was eighty years old and had
been in reasonably good health until a short time before
his death. Memorial services were held in the College
Chapel and then his body was taken to Prattsburg,
New York, for burial beside his wife, who had died
before he came to MaryviUe.
Dr. Knapp was born March H, 1860, in Downsville,
New York. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees
at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York. From 1884
to 1888 he was a superintendent of schools and teacher
of high school mathematics in New York State. Then
for fifty years he was a college teacher, two years at
Park College, Missouri, twenty-four years at Olivet
College, Michigan, and twenty-four years at Maryvillc
College. He retired from active teaching in 1938 at
the age of seventy-eight and since that time had lived
in his home in the town of Maryville. Two of his
three children are graduates of Maryville College,
Tracy Fitch Knapp, now of Louisville, Kentucky, of
the Class of 1920, and Josephine Knapp Kicfer, of
Columbus, Ohio, of the Class of 1918. His other
daughter is Mrs. Paul Barrett of Findlay, Ohio.
Dr. Knapp came to Maryville College as
Professor of Mathematics and Physics in the
year 1914. Throughout the twenty-four years
of his service here he was one of the most be-
loved and respected teachers that Maryville
College has ever had. He was not only a not-
able scholar and teacher of Mathematics, Phys-
ics, and Astronomy, but was active ui various
other spheres. He was one of those responsi-
ble for inaugurating Maryville's successful
forensic program of the past quarter of a
century. He was one of the principal organ'
i;ers of Alpha Gamma Sigma, the scholastic
honor society of the College. He served for
many years as manager of the College Book
Store and Post Office in addition to his duties
,is a full professor. The study of birds was a
favorite hobby, and he was known as the lead-
ing authority on birds in this territory.
In 1927 the College conferred upon him the
honorary degree of Litt.D. as an expression
of the institution's high regard for him, his
broad scholarship, and his service.
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VISITING SPEAKERS AND MUSICIANS
Since the retirement of Dr. Stevenson from
regular speaking at the Wednesday morning
chapel service there have been a considerable
number of visitors who have given their
services at that time. The Sunday vesper
services have been in charge of members of the facul-
ty and visiting speakers. The February Meetings,
of course, represent the greatest service of this kind
which is rendered during the year. In the Meetings
of 1941 the Rev. Dr. Howard Moody Morgan, of Phila-
delphia, was a most acceptable and helpful preacher.
He brought two messages a day for nine days. Mr.
Stnngham directed the music of the Meetings for the
For a number of years the College has brought to the
campus some well-known speaker from abroad for
several days of addresses and lectures. During the
current year this speaker was Mr. Donald Grant, of
London, who rendered a similar service in a previous
The three offerings in the Artists" Series this year
were: "The Barber of Seville," an opera produced by
a Metropolitan Opera Company cast; Maurice Eisen-
bcrg, cellist, and Joseph Battista, pianist; and Alexander
Kipnis, Metropolitan Opera Company basso.
The contribution of such visitors is thus additional
to that made regularly by the faculty and becomes a
Dart of the educational services of the College.
MARYVILLE COLLEGE BROADCASTING STUDIO
Since February 16, 1941, there have been two radio
programs originating at the College each week. On
Sunday there is a radio vesper service from 4:30 to
5:00 p. m. On Wednesdays from 7:00 to 7:30 p. m.
there is a program of music, dramatics, and occasional
These programs are broadcast over station WROL of
Knoxville, which operates on 620 kilocycles. They are
produced at the College and are transmitted to Knox-
ville by telephone wire.
The College has installed modern radio equipment
in the Fine Arts Studio m Voorhees Chapel. This
equipment includes four of the best microphones now in
use and a four channel preamplifier. It is possible to
broadcast programs not only from the Fine Arts
Studio but also from the Chapel auditorium itself.
The Sunday Vespers are conducted by President
Lloyd and the College Choir which is under the direc-
tion of Associate Professor Ralph R. Colbert. President
Lloyd gives a brief sermon of ten minutes. Most of
the programs for the Wednesday evening broadcasts
are produced by the faculty and students of the Divi-
sion of Fine Arts, of which Professor Katharine C.
Davies is chairman. Occasional addresses are given
also by faculty members from other Divisions. The
general supervision of these broadcasts is by James
R. Smith, Public Relations Secretary.
The announcing and handling of the controls are
done by two members of the senior class who have
had some previous radio experience, Vernon Lloyd and
Frank Brink. No charge is made by the radio station,
but a service charge is paid by the College to the tele-
phone company for transmitting the programs to Knox-
As it has turned out a more difficult season for in-
augurating radio programs could not have been found.
The controversy between ASCAP and the major radio
networks broke out just as Maryville completed its
plans to go on the air. Most of the music which the
college organisations and individuals were prepared to
use has not been permitted on the radio. However, the
Maryville programs have won wide approval, and it
is hoped that by another year this handicap will be re-
moved. The College may continue the Sunday Vespers
during the summer, but the Wednesday broadcasts will
be discontinued sometime in June.
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The football season was a successful one although
the percentage of games v;on was not as large as in
some other seasons. There were iive victories and five
The basket-ball team won eleven games and lost
eight, one of the eight being to Kentucky State. The
wrestling squad won the State championship again
this year, defeating Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and all
other opponents. The swimming team has had a good
season although eight letter-men from the previous year
had been lost. The track team has not engaged in any
meets at this writing. It lacks some of the experienced
track men who made Maryville the State champions
two years ago, but it has a few veterans and a number
of promising new men. The baseball and tennis seasons
for this year are well started and promise to be good
ones. The baseball team has victories already over
the University of Tennessee, Western Carolina Teach-
ers, Carson-Newman, and other strong teams. The
tennis squad has defc<itcd teams from the University of
Tennessee and the University of Chattanooga and lost
only to DePauw University, Indiana.
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COLLEGE CALENDAR FOR 1941-1942
The Catalog now in press announces a considerable
revision of the Maryville College Calendar for next
year. The first semester will open September 2 and
close December 18, 1941. The Christmas holidays will
extend from December 18 to January 7. The second
semester will open January 7 and close Commence-
ment Day, May 18, 1942.
By this new plan the Christmas holidays will fall be-
tween the two semesters rather than near the end of
the first semester as under the old plan. The three
weeks of Christmas vacation have been difficult ones
because they have formed a sort of "tag end" to the
first semester. Students have found it hard to be ready
for the strenuous activities of final examinations and
registration. It may seem strange, but it is true never-
theless, that a student group as a whole always returns
from vacations weary and more subject than usual to
illness. It IS believed that there will be value also in
the early closing in May, especially for those students
seeking summer work. Maryville College does not
have a spring vacation because that would force stu-
dents to incur the extra expense of another journey to
and from their homes.
This general calendar is a departure from the tra-
ditional one at Maryville and at most colleges, but the
Faculty believes it is a logical and practicable one.
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NEW FACULTY MEMBER
At the beginning of the second semester of this year
the College brought to its Fine Arts Faculty as In-
structor in Music, Miss Alverda B. Rosel, of Uhrichs-
ville, Ohio. She holds the degree of Bachelor of
Music with major in cello from the American Con-
servatory of Music, Chicago, and a diploma in piano
from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Her work
this semester is especially in the field of cello and en-
A Student at the Organ Console
GIFTS TO THE COLLEGE
In the Alumni Magazine ot October 1940, it was re-
ported that $186,081.91 had been received in gifts and
pledges by the College during the period of the Sesqui-
centennial campaign sponsored by the Presbyterian Board
of Christian Education, up to September 4, 1940. On
April 21, 1941, the College reported to the Secretary of
the Sesquicentennial Fund that since September 4 there
had been received in gifts and pledges an additional
amount of $65,569.51. Of this litter sum, appro.ximate-
ly $52,000 came from a bequest made by the late
Augusta J. Boone, of Meriden, Connecticut. These
gifts will be used for endowment and improvements as
given and assigned from time to time.
The funds so far specified for the much needed new
women's dormitory are not yet sufficient to warrant be-
ginning construction work in view of Maryville's care-
ful "pay as you build" policy. It is earnestly hoped
that other generous friends will provide the necessary
funds in the not distant future.
The campaign for the New Forward Fund will con-
tinue until the one hundred and twenty-fifth anni-
versary of the College in 1944. It is impossible to
predict at the present moment what the war situation
will mean in the matter of gifts but it is hoped that
there may be many persons who will wish to make large
or small gifts as they are able to the cause of Christian
education, which is needed more than ever as a stabiliz-
ing power in our world.
PUBLIC PROGRAMS IN FINE ARTS AND
Dramatic productions have been given in two ways
during this year. First, there are various studio plays
given before limited audiences in the remodelled Bart-
lett Hall auditorium. These are given quite frequently
and provide a large number of students an opportunity
to participate. The other type of public dramatic
work :s that well known to Maryville College people,
the production of a number of plays for the general
public. Those given this year have been: "Mr. Pim
Passes By," "A Christmas Carol," "Abe Lincoln in
Illinois," and "Pure as the Driven Snow." The Senior
Class play to be given at Commencement time is "The
Public presentations of music during the year have
included student recitals in the Fine Arts Studio,
recitals in the Chapel, recitals by faculty of the Fine
Arts Division, programs at special seasons such as Holy
Week and Music Week; singing of the Choir at both
radio vespers and chapel vespers each Sunday; "The
Messiah" in December given by two hundred voices, the
orchestra, and the organ; and other public renditions.
In the Art Studio there have been several traveling
displays as well as the permanent exhibit of the Baker
pictures. At Commencement time there will be ex-
hibitions also of work done by art students in the
The forensic program has been an extensive and
successful one again this year. The varsity forensics
squad has given good account of itself in various tour-
naments, including the Tennessee State Tournament, the
Southeastern District Tournament, the Provincial Tour-
nament, and others. The freshman squad has been
especially successful, winning most of the honors in
the State tournament for freshmen.
MAKING CAMPUS MOVIES
At the beginning of the year the College purchased
a 16-millimeter Eastman Moving Picture Camera
with lighting equipment for taking indoor pictures.
Films of campus scenes, of faculty members, of student
groups, and of other items of interest to alumni groups,
to people at the College, and to high school groups are
being built up. For a number of years the College has
had good equipment for showing pictures but has not
made any systematic attempt to take pictures. Presi-
dent Lloyd and several other persons have owned
cameras of this type and have taken a good many
pictures in past years but most of them were in 8
millimeter si-.e and of course the colored films have
developed only within the last two or three years.
SUMMER CAMPUS EVENTS
As in other recent years the Maryville College
campus will be host this summer to several church
groups. During the first week after Commencement
the Young People's Conference of the Knoxville Pres-
bytery of the Southern Presbyterian Church will bring
approximately two hundred young people to the campus
for four days.
From June 17 to 20 there will be held the annual
business meetings and an extensive conference program
by the Synods and Synodicals of Tennessee, Alabama,
and Mississippi of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.
A. In recent summers the Synod and Synodical So-
ciety of Tennessee have held their meeting on the
campus. This year the groups from Alabama and
Mississippi will join them. A number of strong leaders
have been secured. Dr. Charles R. Erdman will be
here for the Bible hour for the third consecutive year
Also for the third year President Lloyd is chairman of
the Committee on Program and Arrangements.
During the last week of June there will be held
simultaneously on the campus two Young People's Con-
ferences of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. One
will be that for young people and the other that for
seniors. They will have separate residences and class
arrangements with certain special joint activities. This
is the first year that the two conferences have been held
at the same time on the campus. The chairman of the
Committee on Christian Education for the Synod of
Tennessee is the Rev. John A. McAfee, D.D., pastor of
the New Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville.
The representative of the Board of Christian Education
for the Synods of Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi
is the Rev. C. E. Cathey, a Maryville graduate in the
Class of 1925.
ALUMNI GRADUATE STUDY
It IS believed that alumni in general will be intei'ested
in the number of Maryville graduates of the past few
years who have pursued advanced study in graduate
and professional schools and theological seminaries.
The College had occasion recently to gather figures on
this matter. They are based on all reports which have
been made to the College ofi^ices. Most of those listed
have graduated from the College in the classes of 1935
to 1940, although of course, a number belong to earlier
classes. The total number of persons graduated by
Maryville College in the classes of 1935 to 1940 is 749.
Graduate Study, 1936-1941
Men in graduate schools (other than
theological seminaries) 130
Women in graduate schools (other than
theological seminaries) _ 9 1
Total in graduate schools (other than
theological seminaries) 221
Total persons m theological seminaries 109
Grand total doing advanced study 330
The total number of these who have already attained
advanced degrees or other advanced graduation is 177.
The number still working for advanced degrees is 153,
of which approximately one fourth are in theological
The 177 advanced degrees and other advanced gradu-
ations are divided as follows: from Theological Semi-
naries 76; Ph.D. 15; M.D. 7; D.Sc. 1; LL.B. 7;
M.A. 40; M.S. 19; R.N. 4; B.S. in Library Science 3;
M.R.E. 2; BR.E. 2; B.Mus. 1.