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APRIL, 1941 


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. — Alumni Dinner, Pear- 

sons Hall 


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 




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 
McCulloch, '04. 

Class of 1942: Earlc W. Crawford, '35; Mrs. Bernice Lowry Park, '16; M. H. 
Gamble, '36. 

Class of 1943: Rachel Edds. '27; Donnell McArthur, '37; Charles Webb, '27. 



by Maryville College, 

Ralph Waldo Lloyd, 

Maryville, Tennessee 



April, 1941 


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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 
their groups: 

"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, 
Maryville, Tennessee 

"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, 
Maryville, Tennessee 

'33 — George F. Fischbach, Maryville College, Mary- 
ville, Tennessee 

'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. 


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 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 
as usual. 

—Ralph W. Lloyd 


These continue to serve the College after twenty-five years. 


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. 
The)' arc: 

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. 


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 
and treasurer. 

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. 


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 
this year. 

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 

with her. 

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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 
seventy-two playgrounds. 

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, 
New York. 

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 
published soon. 

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 
of Teachers. 

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- 
b)'terian Church. 

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 
Angeles, California. 

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, 
New York. 

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, 
North Carolina. 

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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 

Minear, '39. 
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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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 
to education. 



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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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 
nineteenth time. 

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. 



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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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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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- 
semble groups. 


A Student at the Organ Console 

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. 


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 
Silver Cord." 

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. 


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. 



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. 


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.