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APRIL 1944 



Closing Maryville's 125th year, May 12 - May 15, 1944 


2:00 p.m. — Senior Class Chapel Service 10:30 a.m. — Baccalaureate Service 

FRIDAY MAY 12 Sermon by President Lloyd 

8:00 a.m. — Prizes Distributed in Chapel 4:00 p.m. — Senior Music Hour in the 

SATURDAY, MAY 13 Chapel 

i.m.-Dramatic and Musical Pro- 7:15 pm.-Commencement Vespers 

, Music by Student Sermon by Rev. Dr. C. E. 

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Alumni, Seniors, rarents or 

Students, and Other Gu a.m. — Spring Meeting of the Di- 
bs- President and Mrs. Lloyd rectors 
at the President's Ho 10:30 a.m.— Graduation Exercises 
7:00 p.m. — Annual Alumni Dinner and Address by William Robert 
Meeting in the Dining Hall Webb, Jr., Principal of 

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President Floyd R. Watt, '21 

Vice-President Joe L. Marshall, '28 

Recording Secretary _ Winifred L. Painter, '15 

Executive Secretary James R. Smith, '35 


Class of 1944: James P. Badgett, '36; C. Louise Carson, '30; Mrs. John P. 

Murphy, '35. 
Class of 1945: Andrew L. Alexander, '25; Mrs. F. A. Greene, '22; Mrs. L. C. 

Olin, '22. 
Class of 1946: Geneva Anderson, '25; Hugh R. Crawford, Jr.. '35; Harwell B. 

Park, '16. 


Published by Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee 

Ralph Waldo Lloyd, President 

Vol. XL! I 

April, 1944 


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Dear Fellow Alumni: 

There are a number of important matters before the College 
just now. I would like to talk a little with you about them. 

Closing Another Year 

The first is one which, of course, seems more important each 
Spring to administrative officers, teachers, and students at the College 
than it does to alumni away from the College. It is the closing of 
another year. In some ways it is closing two years: one the academic 
year at Commencement, which this time is May 15; the other the 
fiscal year on May 31. There are many preparations to be made 
before both of these dates. This year has a special significance be- 
cause it is the 125th. The date of Maryville's founding was 
October 19, 1819. 

The number of graduates on Commencement Day will be about 
65. But 11 who completed their graduation requirements last Decem- 
ber and about 6 who can finish in the coming Summer will be listed 
also in the Class of 1944. Thus the total will be about 80, which 
is 40 smaller than the average of the past decade, largely because there are only 19 boys in the 80, com- 
pared to 60 boys in the Class of 1938. 

Closing the business year is a very important matter and closing it in the "black" even more important. 
We hope to be in the "black" this year. 

Closing the Army Program 

On March 31 the Army Air Forces announced a plan to discontinue the College Training Program after 
June 30. A month earlier the Army had announced the closing of the program in 70 of the 151 colleges 
and universities where it was operating. Maryville's was one of those to continue. The later announcement 
that all of the other 81 would also be closed came as a surprise. It was accompanied by a statement that the 
training of so many Army fliers does not now seem necessary. 

Maryville College, like the 150 other colleges which have had the AAF program and those which have 
had the ASTP program, faces a new set of problems for next year. Thus far during the war, although most 
civilian men students have gone, Maryville College has had a capacity combined civilian and army population. 
The College and its officers and faculty have given more than a year of hard work and, we believe, of valu- 
able direct service to the war effort and we are grateful for the opportunity. 

Unless some unforeseen change comes meanwhile, next September will find the soldiers gone and all but 
a very small number of civilian boys gone. That will mean a small student population for Maryville and 
some serious budget questions to answer. 

A Full Program Next Year 
However, there will be a full college program in operation. Our several hundred women students are 
just as important as would be men students. It is in fact more essential now than in ordinary times for girls 
to be given the full benefits of college training. They alone are free to take it. The coming years will 
depend especially upon them. Maryville will make such adjustments as are necessary for the new conditions 
but will offer the advantages of its long history, high standing, and strong faculty to all students who enroll. 

Cordially yours, 

The President's Office 
April 28, 1944 

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The 1944 Commencement 

Although these are war days, travel is difficult, and the graduating class smaller than in peace times, 
the Maryville College Commencement season was a very pleasant and satisfactory one. 

It began with the Senior Chapel Service of Wednesday, May 10. In addition to the program by mem- 
bers of the class, there was the annual exchange of sittings. This is a ceremony in which the Senior Class 
turns its seats in the Chapel over to the Junior Class. On Friday of Commencement week there was the annual 
public presentation of prises and awards and on Saturday morning there was a program of drama and music. 
These events were surprisingly well attended in view of the circumstances. On Saturday afternoon the annual 
reception of President and Mrs. Lloyd was held at the President's House for alumni, seniors, parents, faculty, 
and guests. 

The Alumni Dinner of Saturday night was a very successful occasion, with 184 persons present, which 
taxed the facilities provided since only 150 made reservations. A unique and interesting address was given by 
Dr. Andrew Wade Morton, '01, of San Francisco, on the subject, "A Doctor's Life." 

Dr. Morton was driven to become a physician by the untimely deaths, from unknown causes, of mem- 
bers of his family. When he stated that while he wis yet in medical school in Nashville Pasteur made his 
great discovery and came forth with the germ theory of disease, he profoundly impressed his audience with 
a realisation of the rapid strides made in medicine and surgery within the life time of one man. The road over 
wheh he has come and his accomplishments as a doctor and surgeon rank him among the pioneers of America. 
The Fifty-Year Class was represented by Rev. Dr. Lorenzo R. Foster, who spoke briefly and effectively 
in its behalf. 

Floyd R. Watt, '21, President of the Alumni Association, presided; James R. Smith, '35, Executive 
Secretary, made his annual report; Mrs. Fred L. ProfEtt (Estelle Snodgrass, '08) was elected President for the 
ensuing year and other officers and Executive Committee members were elected, as reported elsewhere in this 

The Baccalaureate service on Sunday morning was well attended. President Lloyd's sermon was on the 
theme, "The Christian's Ideals in our Day." At the Senior Music Hour at four o'clock Sunday afternoon 
there was a delightful program of piano, organ, and vocal music. The Commencement Vespers found the 
Chapel full again. The sermon was preached by a Director of the College, Rev. Clifford E. Barbour, Pastor 
of the Second Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, on the subject, "Youth and Religion." 

At the Graduation Exercises on Monday morning the address was given by William Robert Webb, Jr., 
for the past thirty-six years Principal of the famous Webb School for boys at Bell Buckle, Tennessee. His 
theme was "Education As A Tuning Process." Degrees were conferred upon sixty-four seniors. Eleven 
others completed their work in the accelerated program last December and a few more will complete their 
degree requirements this summer, making the number of graduates in the 1944 Class approximately eighty, 
the smallest class since 1926. This small number, of course, is due to the absence of boys and the accelerated 
schedule of both boys and girls. The number will not come up again until after the war, but eighty is a large 
number after all. 

Honorary degrees were conferred upon William Robert Webb, Jr., the speaker of the day, Rev. 
Clark Neale Edwards, Pastor of the Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, and Edwin Ray Hunter, 
'14, Professor of English and Dean of Curriculum at Maryville College, now completing twenty-six years of 

service on the Maryville 

Certificates were awarded 
to six living members of 
the Class of 1894 in recog- 
nition of the fiftieth anni- 
versary of their graduation. 
None of them was able to 
be present on Commence- 
ment Day but the certifi- 
cates will be mailed. Dr. 
Foster was at the Alumni 
Dinner but was forced to 
leave for his home in Scran- 
ton, Pennsylvania, before 
the Graduation Exercises. 

The unavoidable delay in 
getting this issue of the 
Magazine through the press 
makes it possible for a re- 
sume of Commencement as 
an occasion of genuine satis- 
faction to those who were 
present to be given while 
it is yet fresh in our minds. 


It will be of interest to all Maryville College alumni 
that Rev. Dr. Roy Ewing Vale, Pastor of the Taber- 
nacle Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, was elected 
Moderator of the 156th General Assembly of the Pres- 
byterian Church in the U. S. A. at Chicago May 25. 
Dr. Vale has been a Director of Maryville College 
since 1919, having been elected when a pastor in 

Dr. Vale went from Tennessee to Princeton Theo- 
logical Seminary, and after two pastorates in New 
Jersey returned to Tennessee to serve four years as 
pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church of Knox- 
ville. In 1921 he went to Chicago where he was for 
nine years pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Oak Park. He was then for ten years pastor of the 
Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church of Detroit, 
going to his present pastorate in Indianapolis in 1940. 

He presided at the General Assembly with unusual 
ability and fairness. 


The fourteenth annual meeting of the Atlantic High' 
landers, the Maryville College Alumni Branch in the 
East, was held at the Eastern Star Chapter House in 
Washington, D. G, Saturday night, June 24. There 
were about fifty persons present. The number was a 
little smaller than in normal years because of the im- 
practicability of many people traveling from a distance. 
Most of those who attended are at present in the 
Washington area. 

An unusual feature of the meeting was that there 
were three members of the Maryville College Faculty 
present. President Lloyd, who was in the East, spoke 
concerning the present program and progress of the 
College. Dr. Frank D. McClelland, Dean of Students, 
now on leave of absence and a captain in the Marine 
Corps assigned to Headquarters in Washington, and 
Dr. Verton M. Queener, Professor of History, also on 
leave of absence and serving in the Food Administra- 
tion program in Washington, were present and spoke 
briefly. Moving pictures of the campus and program, 
some of them taken recently, were shown through ar- 
rangements made by Dr. Albert F. Murray, '15, who is 
one of the national group of scientists working in 

William S. Fahnestock, Ex. '38, of Harrisburg, Pa., 
who has been president during the past year, presided, 
and reports were made by the secretarytreasurer, E. 
Lillian Cassel, '37, of Baltimore. Officers for the com- 
ing year were elected as follows: Harold F. Holman, 
'27, of Philadelphia, president, and Carol Celeste Cush- 
man, '31, vice president. Miss Cassel's term as secretary- 
treasurer has another year to run. Homer E. McCann, 
'32, of Washington, was elected chairman of the Wash- 
ington Division of the Atlantic Highlanders for the 
coming year. It was the consensus of the group that 
during the next year it might be wise to hold not only 
the annual meeting of the Atlantic Highlanders as in 
the past, but also additional area meetings both in 
Washington and Philadelphia, perhaps in the fall. 


A partial report on the Living Endowment to the 
alumni assembled at the alumni dinner on May 13th, 
revealed that to date $1,062.25 had been received by 
the Alumni Office and turned over to the College, all 
of which came in small sums. 

Many members of the Association showed real pride 
in the progress made by the Fund to date. While every 
one seems to think that the Association has not done 
nearly what it can, and will do, the steady growth in 
interest reflected by a constant increase in the annual 
giving looks promising. 

If you want to pledge to the Fund, write the Alumni 
Office of the College and a form for a conditional 
pledge will be sent you. Make your checks and money 
orders payable to Maryville College and mail to the 
Alumni Association in care of the College. We are 
up to our first thousand annually; now let us reach 
our second thousand in a single year. 


President _ Mrs. F. L. Proffitt 

Vice-President JR.ev. George Brown, '33 

Secretary. Miss Winifred Lee Painter, '15 

Executive Committee: Class of 1947, Dr. S. E. Craw- 
ford, '12; Mr. Edward A. Caldwell, '22; Miss Doris 
Murray, '43. 


On February 27, James R. Smith, Executive Secre- 
tary of the Maryville Alumni Association and College 
Public Relations Secretary, was installed Pastor of the 
Graystone Presbyterian Church of Knoxville. He has 
moved his family to the Manse there and except for 
about one day a week which he spends at the Col- 
lege, he has been on full duty at the Church since 
March 1. 

Mr. Smith, a native of Mississippi, graduated from 
Maryville College in 1935 and from the Columbia 
Theological Seminary, Decatur (Atlanta), Georgia, in 
1938. For two years he was pastor of the Kirkwood 
Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. In 1940 he came to 
his position at Maryville College where he has rendered 
an excellent service. The call of the Graystone Church 
was laid before him very urgently, and at last he be- 
came convinced that it was his duty to accept it. 

The College released him reluctantly, but of course 
with heartiest good wishes to him and the Church. The 
Graystone Church, organised in 1890, had as its first 
pastor for years, Rev. Dr. W. R. Dawson, a graduate 
of Maryville College in the Class of 1884, a Director 
of the College from 1890 to 1934, and Chairman of 
the Directors from 1927 to 1932. The second pastor, 
Rev. B. B. Lavender, served for fifteen years. Mr. 
Smith is the third pastor. 

He will continue as Executive Secretary of the 
Alumni Association. The Church is near enough to 
the College to permit him to keep some regular touch 
with the office. 



Maryville College will be officially 12? years old 
on next October 19. It was on the corresponding 
date m 1819 that the Synod of Tennessee of the 
Presbyterian Church in the U. S. A. adopted the 
resolution establishing the institution. Even before 
that classes were meeting with Dr. Isaac Anderson 
who was elected head of the institution. A much 
earlier date might be taken for the beginning for 
from 1S02 Dr. Anderson was conducting a school. 
But the College uses the date on which Synod took 
official action. 

Because of difficulties and uncertainties connected 
with the war, the making of definite plans for an 
anniversary celebration have been postponed. Presi- 
dent Lloyd announced that in the near future it will 
be decided whether to attempt the major celebration 
this year or have a limited observance and hold a 
more extensive one when the war is over. If any 
observance is held this year it will of course con- 
stitute Founders' Day and Homecoming would natur- 
ally be connected with it. 


On March 25 the National Association of Schools of 
Music elected Maryville College to full membership. 
This is the final step in the accrediting program. 

In 1942 Maryville was elected an Associate Liberal 
Arts member following application and examination. 
Following the practice of the Association that a second 
examination and report be made within two years an 
examiner came in the Spring of 1943. The Associa- 
tion did not meet after that until now and could not 
act on the examiner's examination. 

We are gratified that the College's work in music 
meets the high standards of the National Association 
and that we have been advanced. The present rating 
in music is now the highest available. 


One six-weeks Summer Term has been announced 
for this year. It will begin May 17 and close June 
29. It will be possible for an individual to earn from 
six to eight semester hours of credit. The unusual 
dates are due to the fact that the Army program 
may close by the end of June and also that a new 
Selective Service Directive requires that pre-profes- 
sional students be in professional school somewhere 
by July 1. A few boys need this six-weeks term 
before that date. These Selective Service changes 
reduce considerably the need for the full accelerated 
plan. It seems wiser not to attempt more work this 
year and to recommend to any students who might 
have planned to attend an additional summer term to 
arrange for work elsewhere if necessary and transfer 
the credits to Maryville in the fall. 

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The Army Air Forces program will run probably 
until June 30 only. A shortened Summer Session for 
civilian students will be conducted for the six weeks 
from May 17 to June 29. 

In addition to these college activities, the Synod 
and Synodical Society of Mid-South will meet at the 
College June 27-29. The two Presbyterian Young 
People's Conferences originally scheduled for July have 
been cancelled. 

The change in the Army's program has necessitated 

several other changes. 

* * * 


May 15, 1944— The 125th Commencement. 
May 17 to June 29, 1944 — The third Summer Session. 
September 5, 1944 — Opening of the Fall Semester. 
December 19, 1944 — Close of the Fall Semester. 
January 17, 1945 — Opening of the Spring Semester. 
May 21, 1945— The 126th Comencement. 


The "activation" program in preparation for handling 
the Army Air Forces unit which came March 1, 1943, 
included a number of alterations in the buildings. 
Some of them were the following: wooden stair fire 
escapes on Anderson, Science, Thaw and Bartlett 
Halls, and on the Lamar Hospital; draft stop parti- 
tions and doors enclosing all stairways in Carnegie 
and Science Halls; additional wiring and lamp connec- 
tions in all rooms of Carnegie and in Bartlett; re- 
hanging to swing outward all exit doors which for- 
merly swung inward at Anderson, Science, Thaw, 
Carnegie, Bartlett, Pearsons, and the Hospital; placing 
five additional exit doors in the Alumni Gymnasium. 

The kitchen and refrigeration extensions reported 
in the last issue (October, 1943) of the Alumni 
Magazine, and financed by the College, were not re- 
quired by the Government, but were desirable. The 
Army program has necessitated considerable new 
equipment, with the expense divided between the 
Government and the College. That paid for by the 
Government belongs to the Government. The Army 
Detachment has a good deal of equipment in addition 
to that provided by the College, including motor 


During Holy Week there were readings from the 
Gospel stories of Jesus' last week and special choir 
numbers in Chapel each morning. On Good Friday 
morning, there was held as in other recent years the 
impressive devotional service built around the Seven 
Words from the Cross. Also the student religious 
organisations held a well-attended noon service each 

On Easter Sunday, April 9, the Sunrise Service 
was held in the Amphitheatre in the College Woods 
for the seventh successive year. Beginning an hour 
and a half before sunrise the band, choir, faculty, and 
other invited groups went to the home of President 
and Mrs. Lloyd for a cup of coffee and a roll. Easter 
music was played from Anderson Tower and along 
the road to the Amphitheatre for an hour before the 
service. The service has become well-established in 
form and is conducted by President Lloyd and the Col- 
lege Choir. It is an impressive occasion and is now 
locally well-known. 

On Easter evening the Choir, under Philip O. 
Jones' of the Music faculty, gave an excellent rendition 
of Dubois' The Seven Last Words of Christ. 

Yes, Maryville College observes the Easter season. 


r~- 1947 


Jake S. Zimmerman is at Duke University, Durham, 
N. C, where he is doing Pre-Med work in connection 
with the Navy V-12 program. 


Louis A. Zimmerman is at home on his father's 
farm engaged in general farming and dairying. 


Robert M. Cahow graduated March 8th from 
the Naval Air Training Center, Corpus Christi, and was 
commissioned an ensign in the U. S. Naval Reserve. 

George E. Callahan was commissioned an ensign in 
the U. S. Naval Reserve at Corpus Christi on April 
5, 1944. 

James Edward Evans was commissioned Lieutenant 
in the Army Air Corps December 5, 1943. 

Muriel Geisler is a Director of Religious Education 
in the First Presbyterian Church at Manitowac, Wis. 

Anne Hunter Wright received the B. S. degree from 
Miami University in the accelerated program there. 


Frances Bowman is teaching social studies, health 
and physical education. 

Ellis Burcaw was commissioned a 2nd Lt. and sent 
to Harvard University to study radar. 

Althea Cable) is teaching English in the Juniata 
Joint High School, Mifflintown, Pa. 

Cornelia Jones has been assigned as a Staff Aide in 
the U. S. Naval Hospital at Charleston, S. C. She 
is taking training at the American University, Wash- 
ington, before going to Charleston. 

Lt. Roy W. Laughmiller is a senior instructor pilot 
at Selma, Alabama, where he and Mrs. Laughmiller 
(Polly Park) are living. 

Hal Baldwin Lloyd was awarded a fifty dollar Bible 
Prize from McCormick Theological Seminary. 

Howard O. Long is recuperating in Italy after re- 
ceiving wounds at the front. He is able to walk 

They keep their spirits high despite the fact that their nation is involved in a world war. All three of these men 
have volunteered and are, signed up with Uncle Sam. They are (from left to right) in the tree, Dorothy Gredig, 

Winnie Sommers, and Harold Kidder; on the ground, are Hubert Rust and William Buford. 

One result of the war has been a serious shortage of ministers. Below is the group which, under the supervision of 

Dr. John A. Gates, has constituted the Parish Project, going out through the week to teach the Bible in the public 

schools and on Sunday to Sunday School points throughout the area, and thus helping to fill the gap. 



around now. He was awarded the Purple Heart. 

Margaret McKirdy is teaching six subjects in her 
home town high school, besides having charge of the 
library, Softball, and helping with the dance orchestra. 
She attended the University of Syracuse, earning six 
hours on her M. A. degree. She plans to return 
there for further work this summer. 

Jane Metcalf is a Director of Religious Education 
in the Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church, Fern- 
dale, Michigan. 

Alice Kate Reed is teaching. 


Frank Cross was awarded the Lane Scholarship of 
three hundred dollars from McCormick Theological 

Elaine Fichter entered Duke University Medical 
School in March, 1943. 

J. M. Gilmore sailed in the fall of '42, spending his 
first Christmas away in Egypt. He was in the Tunisian 
Campaign, and is now serving in Italy with the British. 
He has also seen action in Malta and Sicily. 

Dave Hall began his work at the University of Ala- 
bama Medical School December 6, 1943, in the Navy 

Rev. and Mrs. Alfred H. Davies (lone Youngs) are 
now living in Belleville, N. J. He was graduated from 
Princeton, and is pastor of the Waverly Park Presby- 
terian Church in Newark which he organised during 
seminary days, besides being associate pastor of Con- 
necticut Farms Presbyterian Church in Union, N. J. 

E. Christine Landfear is working as Pastor's Assistant 
and Parish Worker at Calvary Evangelical Church in 

Lucille Lynch Carr was graduated from Eastern 
Baptist Seminary with an MRE degree in May, 1944. 

A recent letter from Francis LeRoy McGaha (Lt. 
USMCR) reveals that he is still stationed in China 
and that he considers his stay there an education in 
itself. He wants to hear from Lt. Archibald Pieper 
and Lt. Obie Jenkins. LeRoy's address will be fur- 
nished upon request by this Office. 

Richard Miller was reported missing during a mission 
over Germany in December, 1943. 

Joe Miser is now in England. 

Wm. Boyd Rich is taking a course at Yale in Com- 
munications as a part of the Army Air Forces program. 

Hester Santiago is a U.S.O. Hostess in Aquadilla. 
Puerto Rico. 

John H. Thompson, Jr., was ordained in the Asquith 
Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, Md., on Feb. 8, 1944. 

Hilton A. Wick has been in the service two years. 
He spent ten months of this in the Solomon Islands, 
completing 42 flying missions. He is now in the 
United States on an extended furlough before further 
assignment. He spoke in Chapel when he was here 
during March. 

Jack Zerwas was awarded a $1500 T. B. Blackstone 
Fellowship in New Testament Greek for two years of 
graduate study. He is headed for the Navy Chaplaincy. 
Jean Zimmerman is an assistant administrative dieti- 
tian in the Temple University Hospital. 

Rev. Roland W. Anderson began his pastorate at 

Makemie Memorial Pres. Church, Snow Hill, Maryland, 
in the spring of 1944. 

John B. Astles was graduated May 17, 1944, from 
The San Francisco Theological Seminary. 

Captain Bill Baird writes that he has been "there" 
over a year; on his short leaves he has had a chance 
to see New Zealand and Australia. He says Boydson is 
a 2nd Lt. in the Army Engineers and is now in Oregon. 

Ann Elisabeth Biggs is attending the Conservatory 
of Music in Cincinnati, and expects to graduate there 
in June, 1945. 

Philip O. Evaul was graduated May 17, 1944. from 
the San Francisco Theological Seminary. 

Marian A. Kelly is secretary to Dr. Willis Lamott, 
Director of Missionary Education on the Board of 
Christian Education, Philadelphia. 

Rev. John M. Magee is pastor of the Nettleton 
Presbyterian Church, Nettleton, Mississippi. 

Rev. Eugene W. Reid was graduated from Columbia 
Theological Seminary and is serving the Enterprise, 
Geneva, and Philadelphia Presbyterian Churches in 
Meridian Presbytery, Miss. 

Eldon L. Seamons took up work in the Argyle and 
Montrose, Iowa, Churches, May, 1944. 

Rev. Stuart R. Schimpf is assistant pastor of the 
Linwood Blvd. Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, Mis- 

James Robert Watt was ordained to the gospel min- 
istry in St. Paul Church, Philadelphia Presbytery, 
June 16, 1944. 

Eloise Zimmerman has been teaching home economics 
and eighth grade in a Davidson County school near 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 


Marion Garwood is employed at DuPont, Wilming- 
ton, Delaware. 

Ethel Grubbs is a chemist in the powder plant at 
Radford, Virginia. 

David K. Heydinger received the M. D. degree 
from Western Reserve University, October 28, ranking 
third in his class. He is an interne at Gorgas Hospital, 
Panama Canal Zone. 

Dorothy Hill is studying at Union Theological 

Rev. James Orville Jarrell was graduated from Mc- 
Cormick Theological Seminary in January and is now 
pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Winchester, Ohio. 

Vaughn Lyons will leave soon for the Navy as Chaplain. 

Dan Mays McGill has been promoted to Captain at 
Seymour Johnson Field, N. C. He received his M. A. 
from Vanderbilt University, and was working toward 
his Ph. D. at the University of Pennsylvania prior to 
his entering the Army in 1942. 

Marjorie Orcutt has been working in a defense plant 
in New Jersey, but has recently taken a position in the 
Student Help Office at the college, assisting Miss 
Clemmie J. Henry. 

Mary Frances Spurlock received her M. A. in Eng- 
lish at Peabody College, and has been teaching English 
in the Isaac Litton High School in Nashville since. 

Edward M. Thomas was ordained June 4, 1943, 
by Lackawanna Presbytery, and is serving as pastor of 
the Presbyterian Church, Homer City, Pennsylvania, 
and also of the Bethel Church, R. F. D. Indiana, 



Glenn Young has received a medical discharge from 
the army. 

Arthur D. Byrne was commissioned in the Army Air 
Forces in December, 1943. 

Neva M. Ingram Hunsicker was graduated from 
Ahington School of Nursing, Abington, Pa. 

Edith Gillette Drake is in nurse's training at the 
Bellevue Hospital, New York. 

John Magill is now pastor of the Lakeview Presby- 
terian Church in Chicago. 

Neil Albert Rosser is Assistant Plans and Training 
Schools Officer and Assistant Adjutant in the Army 
Air Corps at Clovis, New Mexico. 

Edward Brubaker is a chaplain in Hawaii, for the 
Sixth Reg. Marines, one of the two Marine regi- 
ments that received the highest French decoration and 
wear the poggie rope. 

Paul H. Fox is Planning and Scheduling Supervisor for 
Reynolds Alloys Co. Structural Mill at Sheffield, Ala. 

Capt. John W. Gee has been awarded the Dis- 
tinguished Flying Cross for his work in Sicily and 
Italy. He is now an instructor at Fort Myers, Florida. 

Edward C. Gillingham is a Senior Communications 
Officer at Lakehurst, New Jersey. 

Lincoln M. Johnson is employed at the Norton Co. 
in Worcester, Mass., as a technical assistant in the 
development of grinding wheels and abrasives. 

Lt. Winford L. Ross, reconnaissance plane veteran 
of 70 missions in the South Pacifc, received the DFC 
in ceremonies at Naval Air Training Center, Pensa- 
cola, Florida, in June. 

Rev. Richard L. Schlafer has resigned from the pas- 
torate of the First Church, Parkersburg, Pennsylvania. 

Mark L. Andrews, formerly of the Delphos and 
Gomer Churches in Ohio, is now an Army Chaplain. 

Bruce R. McCampbell, U. S. Navy Medical Corps, 
has returned from the Southwest Pacific war theater 
after 18 months service on a destroyer. He has been 
assigned to the Norfolk Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Va. 

Alma J. Whiffen is now with the Upjohn Company 
at Kalamazoo, Michigan, doing research work as a 
mycologist on penicillin. She received her M. S. and 
Ph. D. at Chapel Hill, and earned a scholarship to 
Harvard in 1942-43. 

Rev. and Mrs. Samuel W. Blissard, Jr. (Harriet 
Barber, '39) are serving under the Board of Foreign 
Missions, Presbyterian Church, U. S. A., awaiting their 
going to India. On May 24 Sam received his M. A. 
from Hartford Seminary Foundation, Hartford, Conn. 
Beginning July 1st he will begin studies for his Ph. D. 
in Rural Sociology at Ithaca, N. Y. 

R. Stuart Gillis is teaching at Stony Brook School 
for Boys on Long Island, N. Y. Since his graduation 
from Maryville he graduated from Bible Institute of 
Los Angeles, taught in Cutler Academy, and worked 
for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. 

C. E. Hurst has been commissioned a first lieutenant 
in the army. 

Harold Clifford Jones is teaching chemistry and 
physics at Lorain High School, Lorain, Ohio. 

Under the title "Report for 1943" Robert E. Lod- 
wick relates his activities as a missionary in Brazil in an 
enthusiastic and informative report which has been cir- 
culated by the Board of Foreign Missions. Some of the 
statistics which he cited are: "travelled by truck, bus, 
or automobile 1264 miles; by mule-back 1360 miles." 
He visited 14 preaching points and held 209 meetings. 
Mrs. Lodwick reports that Weldon Alexander, born 
January 26, 1944, at Sao Paulo, is keeping her close to 
home, but that she is able to do quite a bit of work 
through having native guests in the home. 

James P. Shaw, Red Cross Field Director with the 
U. S. Army, received the Silver Star for gallantry in 
action July 11, 1943, when he rescued American 
soldiers from a bomb-blasted landing- craft and cared 
for them while under fire of attacking planes during 
landing operations near Licata, Sicily. He is the first 
Red Cross worker to get this decoration in this war. 

Lillian Armstrong is finishing work on her Masters 
Degree during the summer at Peabody College. 

Robert L. Brown received his Ph. D. from Ohio 
State University June 3, 1944. 

Rev. Douglas M. Carhart, formerly of Pittsburgh, 
is the new pastor of the Main Street Church, McMinn- 
ville, Tenn. 

W. C. Frishe is working for the Girdler Corporation 
in Louisville, Kentucky, an engineering development 
firm. Mrs. Frishe (Eleanor Pflanse) is on the staff of 
the Chemistry Department at Alabama Polytechnic 
Institute, teaching classes in laboratory technology. 

Jonathan Gillingham is an instructor in air navigation 
at Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Everett Newman Smith has been promoted to Lt.- 

Andy Alexander is recovering from a recent illness. 

First Lt. W. S. Dunning is on active duty on the 
Italian front; he writes that he met several Maryville 
graduates while in Africa. 

Albert G. Karnell is now in India. 

Wm. Clark Lathan is a Personnel Clerk in the In- 
fantry. Before entering the army he had a Civil Service 
position with the Federal Security Agency of Baltimore. 

Isabelle Harrison Neff recently filled a vacancy in 
the Everglades High School, Everglades, Florida, as 
instructor in vocational home economics. 

Clifton Earle (Speck) Moore has been at the Glen- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, since September, 

Rev. Frank R. Neff, Jr., is chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Christian Education of the Presbytery of 
Southwest Florida, and also "enlistment chairman" for 
this Presbytery. 

Rev. George H. Vick received the D. D. degree from 
Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, October 5, 1943. 


Joseph B. Hacker, as a ruling elder in Westminster 
Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, has been elected 
a Commission to General Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church, U. S., opening May 25th at Montreat, N. C. 

Rev. C. Sumpter Logan began service as pastor of 
the First Presbyterian Church, Benson, Arizona, Octo- 
ber 1, 1943. 



George H. Osborn, Jr., besides his work as super- 
vising principal of the Chatham Township Public 
Schools, is making airplane piston rings in a defense 
plant. He is a counsellor at a boys' camp in Maine 
this summer. 

Coile A. Quinn has been promoted to the rank of 
Major. He is an instructor in gunnery with the 
Second Training Group of the Advanced Unit Train' 
ing Center, Camp Hood, Texas. 


Kemp Davis is assistant chief medical officer on the 
Staff of General Eisenhower. 

Chaplain Ray Dollenmayer is Chaplain of the 
WAVES at Hunter College, New York City, where 
each Sunday he conducts five to seven services besides 
the regular seven o'clock Communion. About 500 are 
in attendance at each service. 

Wilson Gillingham, Lt. (jg) is a Radar Specialist in 
Clinton, Oklahoma. 

Rev. E. E. Stidham has been conducting a series of 
special services at Westside Church, Decatur, Alabama. 


Rev. E. Philip Vogel is serving three rural churches 
in Ohio. He is Stated Clerk of First Ohio Presbytery 
in U. P. Church, and its missionary-stewardship chair- 

Mrs. E. Philip Vogel (Eleanor Kuhlman) is teach- 
ing Religious Education in the public schools of Love- 
land, Ohio, and is a commissioned Church worker in 
the Presbyterian Church USA. 


Rev. Harry I. Fell is now pastor of Holy Trinity 
Episcopal Church, Logan, West Virginia. 


Josie Leona Childs is attending New York State 
Teachers' College at Brockport, New York. 

Leland S. McDonald fulfilled the requirements for 
the degree of M. A. in the Department of Education 
in the summer of 1943. The April, 1944, issue of the 
North Carolina Education carried an article based on 
his thesis study, "A Study of Commencement Activities 
with Special Emphasis on Graduation Purposes and 

J. H. Nichols is now living at Spearman, Texas, 
and is with the North Plains Nursery, Borger, Texas. 


Dr. Harriet Green has returned to India. 

Rev. Charles R. Johnson is teaching some courses at 
Birmingham Southern College in addition to his work 
at Inglenook Church, Birmingham. 

R. H. Johnston, Major in the U. S. Army, is now 
in command of one of the new field hospitals which 
have moved by truck and muleback into the snow 
splotched mountains of China to give medical aid to the 
Chinese armies. Major Johnston was previously in 
China from 1930 to 1935, serving first at Peking and 
later at the Presbyterian hospital in Changteh. 

Virginia Paulsell Sullinger is attending the University 
of Michigan summer school working towards her 
Master's degree. She will resume teaching English and 
Latin in Croswell, Michigan, in the fall. 


Major Wendell F. Swanson was on Bataan when it 
fell, and his fate is still unknown. 

James Lambert Jackson is doing graduate work to- 
ward his Master of Theology at Union Theological 
Seminary, Richmond, Virginia. 

Jarvis M. Cotton spoke at the College in May on his 
way to Alexandria, Louisiana, where he is to be for a 
month as one of the Presbyterian Service Pastors. 

Glen A. Lloyd, a member of the law firm of Bell, 
Boyd, and Marshall, Chicago, since 1931, has been in 
special service since June, 1942, with the War Depart- 
ment. Until March, 1943, he was with the Chicago 
Ordnance District as Chief, Price Adjustment Section, 
member of the Award Board, and Legal Adviser to the 
District Chief. Since March, 1943, he has been at the 
War Department Headquarters, Washington, as As- 
sistant Director for Pricing, Army Service Forces. 

Rev. Frank M. Cross, Chairman of Synod's Com- 
mittee on Christian Education, attended the meeting 
in Atlantic City of the Western Section of the Alli- 
ance of Churches holding the Reformed Faith. 

Mrs. D. W. Proffitt (Gray Webb) has been awarded 
an honorary life membership in the Board of Foreign 
Missions, Presbyterian Church, U. S. A., by the 
Synod of Mid-South. She has been very active in the 
work of the Woman's Association, serving as President 
of the Synodical Society for a number of years. 

H. W. Threlkeld, Jr., son of the late Horace W. 
Threlkeld, class of 1916, was killed in April, 1943, 
while training as a naval air pilot. 

Lois C. Wilson returned to Syria, arriving at Beirut 
on January 27, 1944, after exactly six months of travel. 

A recent communication reveals that Annie Lee 
Cross Thomas, Ex. '15, is Clerk of the Selective Serv- 
ice Board at Bradenton, Fla. Her oldest son (by her 
first husband), Lt. (j.g.) Baxter Waldrop, Senior 
Patrol Commander, was killed when his plane crashed 
in January (IV), 1944. He had been recalled from the 
South Atlantic to join the cover of the convoy for the 
invasion of North Africa. Her youngest son, Robert 
Thomas, is just turning 18, preparing to enter the 
armed forces. Her son-in-law, Ruth Waldrop's hus- 
band, is also in the armed forces. 

Dr. John V. Stephens, Jr., was elected Moderator of 
the Synod of Ohio by unanimous vote at the annual 
meeting held at Wooster, Ohio, in June, 1943. In ad- 
dition to the work as Moderator, he has been President 
of the Board of Trustees of the Westminster Founda- 
tion of Ohio, directing all religious work of the Pres- 
byterian Church in the state universities of Ohio. On 
May 15, 1944, the College of Wooster conferred the 
degree of Doctor of Divinity upon Dr. Stephens. Mary- 
ville College conferred the same degree on him in 1933. 

Victor C. Detty has resigned from the Brick Church, 
Wysox, the First Church, Rome, and the Federated 
Church, Orwell, Pennsylvania. He is now serving the 
Beechers Island Church, Nelson, the Farmington Hill 
Church, Tioga, and the Lawrenceville Church, Law- 
renceville, Pa. (Continued on Page 14) 


In addition to his duties in the administration of 
the College and its program, President Lloyd gives 
service and leadership in many directions. Some of 
them just now or recently in the college and church 
fields are: Last year he was President of the Ten- 
nessee College Association and of the Presbyterian 
College Union; he is a member of the National Com- 
misson of Church-Related Colleges, of the Presbyterian 
College Union Nexus Committee, of the Commission 
on Higher Institutions of the Southern Association of 
Colleges and Secondary Schools. He is Chairman of 
the Department of Church Cooperation and Union of 
the Presbyterian General Assembly, a member of the 
Presbyterian Council on Theological Education and 
Chairman of its Committee on Lay Leadership, Chair- 
man of the United Promotion Committee of the 
Synod of Mid-South. He is a member of the 
Y.M.C.A. National Student Committee, of the South- 
ern Area and Blue Ridge Board of Directors of the 
Y.M.C.A. and Chairman of the Southern Area Com- 
mittee on Student Work. 

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The 1944 Catalog is now being prepared. It will 
consist of about 128 pages. The 1942 Catalog had 
144 pages. In 1943 a War Year Abridged Edition 
of only 52 pages was issued. This year the Catalog 
goes back to a size near the usual one although a few 
things will be condensed, and the smaller enrollment 
requires fewer pages for student lists. Each year 
the Catalog is the May issue of the Maryville College 
Bulletin. The Alumni Magazine is also in the same 


The Alumni Magazine of a year ago gave a list of 
members of the class of 1943 elected to Maryville's 
Honor Scholarship Society, Alpha Gamma Sigma. 

One additional member of the class of 1943 who 
completed his degree requirements at the end of the 
summer session in the accelerated schedule, was elected 
to membership. He was Hal Baldwin Lloyd, second 
son of President and Mrs. Lloyd. 

The following members of the class of 1944 have 
been elected to membership and were publicly recog- 
nized on March 15: Dorothy Donnell Bailey, a chem- 
istry major from Woodleaf, North Carolina; Donald 
Lincoln Barker, a philosophy major from Maryville, 
Tennessee, who plans to enter Princeton Theological 
Seminary in July; Ruth Case, biology major from 
Maryville, Tennessee; William Bradford Chappell, a 
physics major from Maryville, Tennessee, who grad- 
uated at the end of the first semester and has been a 
physics instructor for army classes during the past 
few months; Jean Lehman, sociology major from Had- 
donfield, New Jersey, who also graduated in December, 
and who plans to enter the Graduate School of Nur- 
sing, Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; 
Margaret Spayd, Latin major from North Hills, Penn- 
sylvania; and Malcolm Thompson, history major from 
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, who transferred to Maryville 
from the School of Foreign Service, Washington, 
D. C, and has been an instructor in army history 
classes during his senior year. 


Upon recommendation of the Board of Christian 
Education and the Presbyterian College Union, the 
155th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church 
in the U. S. A. in 1943 adopted the following mini- 
mum standards for colleges which are affiliated with 
that Church: 

1. The college shall adopt a statement of purpose 
clearly defining its status as a Christian college. This 
statement of purpose shall be included in the statement 
of institutional purpose in the official college catalogue 
and shall furthermore indicate that the college is af- 
filiated with the Presbyterian Church U. S. A. 

2. It shall be the declared policy of the college to 
employ as regular members of the faculty only men 
and women who are active members in good standing 
of some evangelical Christian Church which affirms its 
loyalty to Jesus Christ as the Divine Lord and Savior. 
The Board does not rule that this action is to affect 
faculty members already employed. 

3. The college shall provide courses in biblical 
studies and shall require at least one such course for 

4. The college shall submit annually to the Board 
of Christian Education complete financial information 
for the year on forms supplied by the Board, and shall 
have an annual audit made by a certified public ac- 
countant. It is further recommended that the state- 
ments contained in the. accountant's report shall con- 
form with the accounting principles applicable to in- 
stitutions of higher education. 

5. The college shall be officially and fully ac- 
credited by the regional accrediting agency. If not so 
accredited, it shall be required to be specifically ap- 
proved by the Board of Christian Education upon 
recommendation of an examining committee. 

These standards were presented to the Faculty and 
the Directors' Committees on Administration and Fi- 
nance in March by Rev. Dr. E. Fay Campbell, Secre- 
tary of the Division of Higher Education of the 
Presbyterian Board of Christian Education. The Faculty 
and the Directors' Committees approved and accepted 
them without reservation, and they will be presented 
to the Board of Directors May 15. Maryville meets 
and goes considerably beyond them. For example, 
Maryville requires 10 semester hours of Bible and 
Religious Education while Standard 3 specifies only one 
course (which could be as little as one hour, which of 
coyrse is not enough). Not only is Maryville ac- 
credited as specified in Standard 5, but also by all 
leading accrediting bodies. 

"We at Maryville College heartily approve the pur- 
pose and plan of these Standards and hope they may 
even be lifted at certain points," says President Ralph 
W. Lloyd. 

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This year the Fine Arts Division has provided a 
music class for small children under the school age 
of six. There are about six children in each class, 
with about twenty children in all. This is to provide 
practice teaching credit for college students taking the 
course in Methods and Technique of Teaching Music. 
It has proved very popular, and there is a waiting list 
of children. 



Frances Lane, Ex. '45, to Russell Newell Edwards. 

Marion Jane Goellner, Ex. '46, to Lloyd W. Wagner, 
Ex. '45. 

Dorothy Jean Huddleston, Ex. '45, to Otha A. 
Gibson, Jr. 

Ruth Randolph, Ex. '45, to Robert N. Kunselman. 

Haley Margaret Murrian, Ex. '44, Yeoman 3rd Class, 
to Ensign Richard Wampler, June 18, 1944. 

Arthur Bushing, '43, to Dorothy Barber, '42. 

Janet Brown, '43, to Jonathan Hamersley. 

Paul Cooper, '43, to Carolyn Eberhardt, '43. 

George D. Devereux, Jr., Ex. '43, to Sarah Payne. 

Charles Foreman, '43, to Marian Magill, '43. 

Guy E. Lambert, Jr., '43, to Dorothy Lee Gessert, '42. 

Jean McCutcheon '43, to George R. Parker, Jr. 

Polly Priscilla Park, '43, to Roy W. Laughmiller, Ex. '44. 

Norma Ruth Perry, Ex. '43, (WAVES) to Lt. James 
Leo Hannam, USNR, June 25, 1944. 

James- Donald Walker, Ex. '43, to Margaret Marie 

Robert Welden, Ex. '43, to Margaret McMillan, '44. 

Eleanor Williams, '43, to Charles Gilpatrick, Ex. '44. 

Mary Elizabeth Winton, '43, to Robert Winstanley. 

James Arthur Yunker, '43, to Carolyn Harper, Ex. '45. 

Mary Elizabeth Cruzc, '42, to Donald Keith Taggart. 

Christine Caroline Fritz, '42, to Edward G. Trinter. 

Anne Louise Gammon, '42, to John DeForest, Ex. '45. 

David Kidder, '42, to Mary Alexander Orr, '41. 

Johnnye Sue Long, '42, to Herbert Charles Tuell. 

Luther Quentin Myers, '42, to Elizabeth Ann Hud- 
dleston, '41. 

Joe Mizer, Jr., '41, to Irma Russell, Ex. '43. 

Anna Lee Storey, '41, to William Carl Jacobs. 

Joseph H. Swift, Jr., '41, to Doris Janda Reinhold. 

Lois Wester, '41, to Donald Tibbies. 

Ersie Wilson, Ex. '41, to Atlas H. Patterson. 

Jack Zerwas, '41, to Helen L. Cone, '42. 

Golly Evans, Ex. '40, to J. N. Forcum. 

John V. Meigs, Ex. '40, to Edith Helen Lassen. 

Elizabeth Lillian Seel, '40, to Sheldon Theron Peterson. 

Ruth Neergaard, Ex. '39, to Edward R. Lacy. 

Charles Barkley Blair, Jr., '38, to Helen King. 

Lilian Borgquist, '38, to Steven Troy Briggs. 

Clara Dale Echols, '38, to George Parker Winship. 

Mary Ruth Hammontree, '38, to Kenneth A. Brown. 

Martha Steed Watson, '38, to Charles Edward Gal- 

Donnell Wear McArthur, '37, to Geneva Maxey. 

George F. Greiner, '36, to Freda Miller. 

Rollie Huffstettler, '36, to Marianne Holmes. 

Edmund Albert Opitz, '36, to Evelyn Mareneck. 

Jean Campbell, '33, to Nelson Hugh Rokes. 

Hunter A. Robinette, '25, to Rosella Mary Coggins. 

Albert Francis Murray, '15, to Edith Elizabeth Wilke. 

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About 4:00 o'clock in the afternoon of December 3, 
1943, fire was discovered in the attic of Elizabeth R. 
Voorhees Chapel, at the end toward town, over the 
platform and organ. The choir was rehearsing in the 
main auditorium at the time. Students were prac- 
ticing in various studios on the lower floor, and 
other activities were in progress. 


Fire and heavy smoke gained headway rapidly and 
were seen at considerable distances. The city fire 
department came promptly; college students, aviation 
students, and faculty carried some twenty-three pianos 
out of the building. The roof and its supports were 
rather extensively burned, but the fire was checked 
and the building was saved. Water damaged ceilings 
and walls, but the pipe organ escaped in a remarkable 
way. Within a week the building was back in use 
with a temporary roof, and men were at work on 
basic repairs. The permanent roof had to wait several 
months for slate, and the plastering and painting are 
still waiting until summer when the Chapel will not 
be so constantly in use. 

The Chapel is covered by fire insurance, of course, 
but it is doubtful whether under the terms of the 
policies all of the items of damage will be cared for. 

All Maryville College people rejoice that the Chapel, 
which has played so large a place in the college 
careers of all students of the past thirty-eight years, 
was saved. 


The 68th series of February Meetings proved to 
be a highly successful series under the leadership 
of Rev. Dr. Harrison Ray Anderson of Chicago. The 
sincere and able preaching of Dr. Anderson, the 
usual hearty and helpful handling of the music by 
Dr. Sidney E. Stringham, the full schedule of inter- 
views, and the total spirit and program led to a 
deepening of the spiritual life of the whole College 
as well as of the lives of the individual students. God 
continues to use the Meetings as He always has used 


Visiting speakers in the College Chapel during the 
Spring semester include (in order of their visits) : 

Dr. Sherwood Eddy, New York. 

Rev. Dr. Harrison Ray Anderson (February Meet- 
ings), Chicago. 

Rev. Dr. Sidney E. Stringham (February Meetings) , 
St. Louis. 

Rev. Stanton Lautenschlager, China. 

Rev. Dr. B. B. Lavender, Washington College, Tenn. 

Rev. Dr. Clarence E. Showalter, Chicago Heights, 

Rev. Dr. F. B. Shelton, First Methodist Church, 

Rev. Dr. Raymond C. Rankin, Johnson City, Tenn. 

Rev. G. Gordon Mahy, Jr., Swannanoa, N. C. 

Mr. Carey Barker, Lynchburg, Va. 

Rev. C. L. Pickens, Jr., China. 

President Harry M. Gage, Lindenwood College, Mo. 

Rev. C. P. Hardin, Broadway Methodist Church, 

Rev. Dr. E. Fay Campbell, Philadelphia. 

Rev. Dr. James Armentrout, Chicago. 

Rev. Dr. Colvin L. Hammock, First Baptist Church, 

Rev. Dr. Clinton H. Gillingham, Philadelphia. 

Rev. Francis Kinsler, East Hampton, New York. 

Rev. Maurice Hopson, St. Andrew's Episcopal 
Church, Maryville. 


For the past ten years or more 
the Maryville College Faculty 
Club has been meeting for din' 
ner and an address in the Home 
Economics rooms in Science Hall 
once a month during a consid- 
erable proportion of each col- 
lege year. Members of the Fac- 
ulty and Staff and their wives 
or husbands attend. The usual 
attendance is about seventy-five. 

The papers and addresses 
given during the current year 
were : 

r. D u r «„„ November 8 — Dr. Hunter — 

DR. H. E. ORR -ri_ t r r» 

Ihe Language or Poetry. 
December 6 — Dr. Davis — Pompeii (slides). 
January 31 — Miss Wright — Sidney Lanier in East 

March 20— Dr. E. Fay Campbell— The Church- 
Related College. 

April 3 — Dr. Briggs — Psychological Bases of World 

The meetings of the Faculty Club are planned by a 

faculty committee appointed by the President of the 

College. Dr. Horace E. Orr has been the chairman 

of this committee since its beginning ten years ago. 

Other members during the past year were Miss Cow- 

drick, Miss Meiselwitz, Mr. Barker and Dr. Williams. 
♦ & & 


Under auspices of the International Relations Club 
there have been sales of War Stamps and Bonds 
every Friday at tables provided by the four college 
class organisations. The sales for the second semester 
have totaled over $600.00 thus far. 


Rev. R. B. Irwin, 1891, died November 15, 1943. 
His wife, Etha Morton Irwin, attended Maryville Col- 
lege, but did not graduate. 

Rev. James Moses Ewing, 1896, died at the age 
of 77 in Johnson City, Tenn. As a member and 
minister of the Presbyterian Church, U. S. A., he had 
travelled over the South and East and in European 

Miss Helen K. Rankin, 1924, died at the home of 
her parents in White Pine, Tennessee, April 17, 1944. 

Daniel Clyde Hicks, 1934, died March 15, 1944, 
at Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Mary Jane Hughes, Ex. 1942, died on January 5, 
1944, at the age of 23. 

Fleming Park Griffith, Ex. 1943, was lost in the 

Pacific in early January, 1944, when his dive bomber 

went into the sea. 

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Haviland Holsworth, III (Lois 
Ann Alexander, '41) a daughter, Robin Ann, May 
15, 1944. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Woodfin Proffitt, Ex. '41, 
(Martha Sherer, Ex. '42) a daughter, Jeanne Sherer, 
June 7, 1944. 

Mrs. Herbert I. Turner, a son; March 4, 1944. Lt. 
Turner, Ex. '41, was killed in action last September. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph V. Reed (Ernestine Tipton, 
'36) '40, a son, Ralph V., Jr.; December 28, 1943. 

Lt. and Mrs. F. A. Morrow (Ann Graham, Ex. '46) 
'40, a daughter; September, 1943. 

Capt. and Mrs. Dan Mays McGill, '40, a son, Doug- 
las; November, 1943. 

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Rich (Grace Geneva John- 
son, '38) '39, a daughter, Ha?el Bird; January 12, 1944. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Stafford, '38, (Louise Orr, '38) 
a daughter, June 21, 1944. 

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Mmear (Catherine Pond, '39) 
'39, a son, John Douglas; December 10, 1943. 

Mr. and Mrs. William L. Wood (Polly Hudspeth, 
Ex. MO) '38, a son, William Lupton, Jr.; February 
4, 1944. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pecry (Minnie Belle Watson, 
'36) '36, a son; December, 1943. 

Rev. and Mrs. Robert E. Lodwick, '36, a son, 
Weldon Alexander; January 26, 1944. 

Dr. and Mrs. George F. Greiner, '36, a daughter, 
Judith Holly; November, 1943. 

Mr. and Mrs. R. Stuart Gillis, '36, a daughter, 
Marilynn Rosina; November 13, 1943. 

Mr. and Mrs. Tully J. Williams (Ruth Romig, '36) 
'36, a daughter; January 22, 1944. 

Rev. and Mrs. James R. Smith, '35, a daughter, 
Sandra Jean; March 7, 1944. 

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Murphy (Nina Gamble, '35) 
a daughter, Patricia Jo; November 14, 1943. 

Chaplain and Mrs. Richard K. Orr, '34 (Helen Rusk, 
Ex. '36) a daughter, May, 1944. 

Chaplain and Mrs. M. P. Testa, '34, a son, Michael 
David; April 22, 1944. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Chilton Cotton (Jane Duke, 
Ex. '32) '29, a son, Thomas Chilton; August 6, 1943. 

Mr. and Mrs. James W. King (Virginia Crider, '32) 
'25, a daughter, Marcia Ann; January 6, 1944. 

Lt. and Mrs. William J. Moss (Aline Campbell, '41), 
a son, Donald; March 19, 1944. 

Rev. and Mrs. Fred L. Rhody (Mary Chambers, '39), 
'39, a son, David Linton; May 2, 1944. 

Rev. and Mrs. Ralph M. Llewellyn (Billie Y. 
McCoy, '36), '36, a son; Feb. 26, 1944. 

Rev. and Mrs. Hugh E. Powell, '34, a daughter, 
Penelope Rutledge, Dec. 22, 1943. 


WILSON was 86 on February 17. He continues to 
live at his home on Indiana Avenue to which he 
moved upon his retirement from the Presidency of 
the College in 1930. 

Pastor Emeritus, was 83 on December 24. He has 
spent most of the winter in St. Petersburg, Florida, 
and has been recovering gradually from his serious 
illness of last year. 

MRS. JOHN WALKER, who has lived at Morn- 
ingside since she built it in the College Woods in 
1932, celebrated her 92 birthday on Easter, April 9. 
She is well and active and interested in many things. 









Two service flags now hang in the Chapel. Since 
the first flag's picture appeared on the back cover 
of the October Alumni Magazine the stars on it have 
increased from 400 to the flag's capacity of 665, and 
a second flag has been purchased by the Alumni As- 
sociation. There are 335 stars now on it, bringing the 
total to 1000 stars. 

It will be recalled that the Class of 1943 at gradua- 
tion purchased and presented to the College the first 
flag and placed stars for its members at that time in 
the service. The Alumni Association has paid for all 
other stars (which cost about seven cents each) and 
the second flag. 

There are five gold stars. Three were reported in 
the October Alumni Magazine, those for Chaplain 
(Colonel) Frank L. Miller, '14; for Ensign Weldon 
A. Baird, '39; and for 1st Lt. Herbert I. Turner, Ex. 
'41. The two added since are for 1st Lt. Fleming 
P. Griffith, Ex. '43; and for F. A. Greene, Jr., Ex. '46. 

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Ruth Culver Newell is dietitian in the Long Lane 
Corrective Home for Girls, which is a Connecticut 
state institution. 

Rev. Paul R. Dickie has retired from the pastorate of 
Bethany Memorial Church in New York City which 
he has held for many years. 

Dr. Robert H. McCaslin is pastor of the Park Lake 
Presbyterian Church, Orlando, Florida. 

The wife of Rev. A. P. Cooper died at their home 
in Co~ad, Nebraska, March 21, 1944. He is now 
making his home with his son in Des Moines. 

Roy S. Hanna, of 6th St. South, St. Petersburg, 
Florida, has been a worthy citizen and booster of his 
home town for many years. Although he is now 
blind he was able to write a beautiful tribute to his 
Alma Mater which was received along with a con- 
tribution just before Commencement. On December 
8, 1942, in a radio broadcast, Paul R. Boardman, 
President of the Board of Directors of the St. Peters- 
burg Chamber of Commerce, paid a great tribute to 
Roy S. Hanna as a former President of the Board, 
Postmaster, and builder of St. Petersburg. 

Mrs. Sara Henry Hood, the earliest living graduate, 
is now in Ft. Sanders Hospital, Knoxville, Tenn. 

Paul Fields is a Captain in the Army in the field of 


It is unnecessary to report that there have been 
no intercollegiate athletics at Maryvillc this year. 
With a maximum of 65 civilian men students and 
the Army's rule forbidding aviation students to play 
in intercollegiate competition there has been no pos- 
sibility of even discussing the matter. There is a busy 
program of competitive play on the campus, and of 
course a vigorous physical training program. 

Conditions inevitably have curtailed intercollegiate 
debate, but there has been a squad at work under 
Dr. David H. Briggs, and it has participated suc- 
cessfully in a few contests with institutions in the 
general area. 


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A/S Marion A. Falkner, '34. 

Mary Ruth Heil, Ex. '43. 

Pvt. Frances John Heliums, '43. 

Cpl. Mildred V. Hester, '42. 

Pre. Mary M. Swacick, Ex. '33. 

A/S Marguerite E. Taylor, '43. 

Odis Clinton Abbott, Ex. '42. 

William Lionel Adams, Ex. '45. 

Victor Aderton, Ex. '44. 

Edwin C. Alexander, Jr., Ex. '42. 

Pvt. Carl Alette, '43. 

John Carl Amis, Ex. '43. 

Harold Edward Amnions, Ex. '43. 

Chaplain Mark L. Andrews, '37. 

Noahal Davis Arnold, Ex. '47. 

A/S George Mayford Atchley, Ex. '39. 

Robert Brice Auten, Ex. '44. 

Warren Earle Barry, Ex. '44. 

Pvt. Robert A. Bennett, Ex. '43. 

A/S John Kenneth Blackburn, Ex. '36. 

John Bogosian, Ex. '45. 

Wendell Waitman Bowyer, Ex. '44. 

Albert B. Bntton, Ex. '44. 

Augustin L. Branson, Ex. '44. 

Floyd T. Bryan, Ex. '44. 

Theron H. Burchfield, Ex. '47. 

Ensign Wm. David Butler, Ex. '42. 


Howard Virgil Burleigh, Ex. '45. 
Robert M. Cahow, Ex. '44. 
August Canike, Ex. '45. 
William fackson Cirtcr. Ex. '42. 
Lt. Gilbert P. Chandler, Ex. '42. 
James Wilbur Chapman, '43. 
*Lt. Robert R. Clements, '40. 
Richard Austin Cline, Ex. '44. 
Arvil Ray Coada, Ex. '44. 
Harold Waldon Copeland, Ex. '40. 
Samuel Robert Cornelius, '41. 
James Leslie Coulter, Ex. "42. 
Chaplain A. G. Courtenay, '34. 
George R. Cox, Ex. '45. 
Lelancl Crawford, Ex. '44. 
Lynn E. Crawford, '37. 
Harris K. Cunningham, Ex. '44. 
James A. Cunningham, Ex. '42. 
Joseph C. D'Antonio, Ex. '44. 
Lt. Col. J. Kemp Davis, '31. 
Mark H. Davis, Ex. '41. 
Patrick H. Davis, Jr., Ex. '43. 
Robert Stephen DeBrotske, Ex. '46 
A/S Howard C. Di;ney, '41. 
Cecil Blaine Donnelly, Ex. '43. 
James Meyer Dracup, Ex. '43. 
Herbert P. Dunning, '34. 
Lt. W. S. Dunning, '34. 
Leon Tracey Ellis, Ex. '44. 
Elmer E. Engel, Ex. "45. 
Warren Nelson Ernest, Ex. '45. 
Henry Erwin, Ex. "44. 
Theron Theo Etheredge, '40. 
Vernon Vincent Ferguson, Ex. '43 
Philip M. Ferris, "40. 
Robert Warren Fisher, Ex. "42. 
A/S T. M. Frishe, Ex. '38. 
Omer Louis Gajus, Ex. '43. 
Thomas D. Gardner, Ex. "44. 
Wilson B. Garnett, Ex. '43. 
Terence Edward Genre, Ex. '45. 
Pfc. Charles F. George, Ex. '44. 
Byron Haywood Goley, Ex. '43. 
Nathaniel Thomas Goodwin, Ex. '41 
Jack Arnold Griffin, Ex. '43. 
Daniel Leonard Gaultiere, Ex. '45. 
Howard Frederick Guhl, Ex. "43. 
*J. Harvey Guigou, '38. 
Charles Edward Hailstone, Ex. "42 
John Rufus Hall, Ex. '43. 
*Major Robert L. Hamilton, Ex. '27. 
*Capt. James N. Hardin, '24. 
Calvin C. Harper, Ex. '46. 
Wm. Thompson Hatch, Ex. '46. 
Pvt. James W. Hedges, Ex. "44. 
William Sutter Hedrick, Ex. '42. 
Frank Henry Hein;e, Ex. '43. 
James H. Helgeson, Ex. '45. 
Ed Henderson, Ex. '44. 
Pfc. Frank Wm. Henderson, "43. 
Chaplain Arthur L. Hemes, '36. 
David Daniel Hcrshey, Ex. '42. 
Dennis W. Higdon, Ex. '43. 
Harry Lee Higdon, Ex. '42. 
Ira Hodges, Ex. '42. 
Major Florian G. Hopkins, '29. 
Robert T. Hopkins, Ex. '43. 

T/S Jack L. Hulse, Ex. '41. 
James Fleming Humphries, Ex. "42. 
Franklin C. Hunter, Ex. '41. 
Jacob T. Hunt, '38. 
Robert Cowan Jackson, Ex. '42. 
Harry R. Johnson, Ex. '43. 
Melvin J. Johnson, '42. 
John Jones, Ex. '46. 
Robert A. King, Ex. '43. 
Willard David Klimstra, '41. 
John Quentin Lane, Ex. '42. 
Sgt. Wm. C. Lathan, '34. 
William Harold Lawson, Ex. '43. 
John Charles Lent;, Ex. '43. 
A/S Milton A. Lequire. Ex. '43. 
William Morgan Lewis, '40. 
Richard Glenn Lindsley, Ex. '43. 
Wilbur Rufus Lish, Ex '43. 
Jacob Charles Loehr, Ex. '43. 
Daniel Morton Long, Ex. '45. 
Marvin Hugh Long, Ex. '44. 
James Lester Lovingood, Ex. 42. 
Gerald Thomas Lowe, Ex. '44. 
William H. Lyle, Ex. '44. 
Lt. (j. g.) E. V. Lyons, Jr., '40. 
Robert Smith Manifold, Ex. '43. 
Kenneth Blaine Marine, Ex. '43. 
Chaplain Cecil Vernon Marley, '32. 
Eugene Franklin Martin, Ex. '43. 
George Warren Mart.-:, Ex. '42. 
B. Wesley Masters, Ex. '43. 
Romulus L. Meares, '37. 
Lt. John V. Meigs, Ex. MO. 
Kemper William Merriam, Ex. '43. 
Pvt. Arthur T. Miller, Ex. '45. 
**George Richard Miller, Ex. '42. 
Leland Kenneth Milligan, Ex. '44. 
Lt. Frank A. Morrow, Jr., '40. 
Wilbur Lewis Mudge, Ex. '43. 
Judson B. Murphy, Ex. "38. 
Lt. (j. g.) David L. McArthur, '36. 
Sgt. A. R. McCammon, Jr., Ex. '41. 
George Foster McFarland, Ex. "43. 
O/C Clair E. McLaughlin, Ex. '39. 
Wm. Sanders Ogle, Ex. '45. 
Cpl. Defoe Pemberton, '27. 
1st Lt. Floyd C. Porter, '39. 
Joseph Lee Purvis, Ex. '45. 
John Lewis Riley, Ex. '47. 
Ira Bascom Rogers, Ex. '44. 
Maurice Lee Rorex, Ex. '43. 
George L. Ross, Ex. '41. 
Paul Ross, Ex. '43. 
Pfc. George F. Rutherford, Ex. '46. 
Thomas Judson Saffell, Ex. '44. 
Ned Houston Sams, '41. 
Stevenson Parker Santiago, '40. 
Cyrus S. Scapellati, Ex. "42. 
Donald Arthur Sehafer, Ex. '45. 
John Dale Schelhnger, Ex. '43. 
Horace Edward Scherer, Ex. '44. 
Milton David Schreiber, '40. 
Pvt. Paul W. Schuster, Ex. '46. 
Robert Edward Schwenk, Ex. '42. 
Walter Leon Seahorn, Ex. "44. 
Wm. Harwell Seagraves, Ex. '4?. 
Wm. Joseph Short, '41. 
Wm. James Sidner, Ex. '44. 

Paul Eugene Sieber, '42. 
William I Simpson, Ex. '44. 

John Conrad Slaton, Ex. '4f>. 
Sam Marion Slaton, Ex. '43. 
James H. Smith, "43. 
Robert Franklin Smith, Ex. '45. 
Terral Price Smith, Ex. '45. 
Fred Manget Snell. '42. 
Raymond Snider, Ex. '3';. 
Robert Southern Solomon, Ex. '45. 
Pvt. Evan B. Souther, '39. 
Roy Sparks, Ex. '43. 
Fred Lewis Speer, Ex. '42. 
A/S George V. Stanley, '36. 
Walter Joseph Starn, Ex. '43. 
Gregory Willis Steele, Ex. '44. 
Hill Stiggins, Ex. '44. 
Ernest Leslie Stoffel, Ex. "41. 
Chaplain Edgar L. Storey, '35. 
Henry Newton Stoutt, Jr., Ex. '43, 
Lee Alfred Stuhl, Ex. '44. 
Charles Aubrey Sullivan, '40. 
James P. Swann, Ex. '43. 
Pvt. Raymond B. Swart;bach, Ex. '4^~ 
Pfc. Joseph H. Swift, '41. 
Charles Kenneth Talbott, Ex. '45. 
Thomas L. Taylor. '41. 
Wm. M. Testerman, Ex. '43. 
Earl William Thomas, Ex. '46. 
*James Howard Thompson, "40. 
John Alderson Thompson, Ex. "43. 
William R. Thompson, Ex. '46. 
Glenn Adread Trexler, Ex. '44. 
1st Lt. H. M. Truebger, '37. 
Pvt. Frank Rennie Tubbs, '3 3. 
****Lt. Herbert I. Turner, Ex. "41. 
Sherwin Bruce Turner, Ex. '45. 
Earl A. Tweed, "40. 
Belmont Earl Vars, Ex. '43. 
Edward C. Vaughn, Ex. '4 3. 
Kenneth MacPhail Waggett, Ex. '45. 
John Robert Walker, Ex. '44. 
V. B. Walker, Ex. '44. 
William Lester Walker, Ex. '42. 
William Max Walker, Ex. '43. 
John Earl Wallace, Ex. '44. 
Robert Brvans Watkins, Ex. '43. 
Robert B.' Welden, Ex. "4 3. 
James Frank Wells, Ex. '44. 
Robert Wells, Ex. '33. 
James Marion Whitehead, Ex. '4 3. 
William M. Whiteley, Ex. '37. 
John Wilburn, Ex. '40. 
Dale Andrew Wiley, Ex. '45. 
Oliver Kenneth Williams, '41. 
James Edward Wilson, Ex. '46. 
James Monroe Wilson, Ex. '44. 
Glenn Leroy Winkle. '43. 
James Curwood Witt, Ex. '43. 
Walter H. York, Jr., Ex. '42. 
David Thomas Young, '41. 
Glenn Young, '40. 
James Molton Young, Ex. '44. 
Jack L. Zerwas, '41. 
Jacob Shelly Zimmerman, Ex. '46. 

* Has seen service overseas. 
** Missing in Action. 
**** Killed in Action.