ALUMNI MAGAZINE ANDERSON HALL MARYVILLE COLLEGE APRIL, 1941 COMMENCEMENT 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- sons Hall 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 » ?- rectors 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 ••••(-^S)lii)@4-0"" OFFICERS OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 1940-1941 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 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 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. Published \AARYVILLE COLLEGE by Maryville College, Ralph Waldo Lloyd, BULLETIN Maryville, Tennessee ^resident Vol. XXXIX April, 1941 No. 1 1 Published as second-class Section 1 103. quarterly by Mary mail matter. Ac Act of October 3, ville Co :eptance 1917, lege. Entered for mailing a authorized Feb May 24 t special ruary 10, 1904, rate of 1919. at Maryville, postage prov Te ded nnessee, for in REUNIONS 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 "34. 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, Tennessee "93 to "96— Rev. and Mrs. H. M. Welsh, 123 "Wilson Avenue, Maryville, Tennessee '12 — Horace E. Orr, 406 Indiana Avenue, Maryville, Tennessee '13 — Olive Wilson Murray, 506 Indiana Avenue, Maryville, Tennessee "14 — Edwin R. Hunter, Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee "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, Tennessee '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. DR. WILSON 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 affected. 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 as usual. —Ralph W. Lloyd THREE These continue to serve the College after twenty-five years. FOUR 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. 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 te.ichcr. 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 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- urer. 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 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. •'fi '^- ^ 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 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. FIVE 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 Alcoa. 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 Jersey. 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, Missouri. Paul Dean Rodgers, '31, has been on leave of absence from the TVA this year and has been doing research SIX 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 Company. 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. ^ ^ ^ MARRIAGES 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. ^ ^' ^ DEATHS 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. ^ ^ ^ 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 to education. SEVEN 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. ^ ♦ ^ 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 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 year. 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. EIGHT 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 addresses. 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- ville. 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. ^ ^ ^ INTER-COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS 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 defeats. 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. ^ ^ ^ 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. :ii * * 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- semble groups. NINE 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 FORENSICS 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 College. 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. TEN 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 seminaries. 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.