William Wade Haggard, '17, to Rachel Leona Peters,
February 26, 1946.
Samuel W. Hatcher, '31, to Corinne Cassel, Jan., 1946.
Alexander M. Jones, '32, to Ebba Margret Weaver,
March 1, 1946.
Raymond J. Wilbar, '36, to Doris Finn, July 29, 1945.
Alice Caroline Weghorst, '40, to Floyd H. May, April
Gerald H. Beaver, '42, to Nancy Bowles, March 24.
Hester Jane Santiago, '42, to Richard Melvin Wurgel,
February 9, 1946.
William J. R. Hargrave, '43, to Dorothy Toomey, Julv
Roy Duncan Crawford, '43, to Dorothv Fleming Jobes,
Ex. '43, February 16, 1946.
Chester William Phillips, Ex. '46, to Virginia Garrett,
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Storey, '31, (Anna Roe Templin,
'29) a daughter, Susan, March 2, 1946, at Oak Ridge,
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Peterson (Beatrice Wheel-
er, '37), a daughter, Dianne Wheeler, December 10,
Lt. and Mrs. Edward C. Gillingham, '38, a daugher,
Nancy Gail, September, 1945.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Leigh Van Cise, '39, (Virginia
Todd, '39), a son, Kenneth Leigh, Jr., January 31,
1946, Hightstown, N. J.
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne F. Haviland (Louise Proffitt, Ex.
'40), a son, Richard Reid, February 4, 1946, Lock'
port, N . Y.
Mr. and Mrs. John Vernon Lloyd, '41, a daughter, Gayle
Marie, March 1, 1946, Abilene, Texas.
Rev. and Mrs. Andrew F. O'Connor, '41, (Clara Jane
Baldock, '42), a son, January 22, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. David H. Kidder, '42, (Mary Orr, '41),
a daughter, Kathleen Mary, March 10, 1946, Berwyn,
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hannam (Norma Ruth Perry, Ex.
'43), a daughter, September, 1945.
THE COLLEGE CALENDAR
Below is the College Calendar for the 1946-1947 col-
lege term. Note carefully that Founders' Day and
Homecoming is on November 2, and that Alumni Day
at commencement, 1947, is May 20 Put these dates on
your calendars and have plenty of time to prepare to
August 27, 1946 Opening of First Semester
August 31, 1946 ..Faculty Reception
November 2, 1946 FOUNDERS' DAY AND
November 28, 1946 Thanksgiving at the College
December 15, 1946 The Messiah at 3:00 p.m.
December 19, 1946 First Semester Ends, Holidays Be-
January 15, 1947 Holidays End, Second Semester
February 5-13, 1947 -.February Meetings
May 18, 1947 Baccalaureate Sunday-
May 20, 1947 ALUMNI DAY
3:00-5:00 p.m. Reception at the
7:00 p.m. — Alumni Dinner
May 21, 1947 _ Commencement Day
8:30 a.m. Spring Meeting of the
10:30 a.m. Graduation Exercises
For the Alumni Dinner this year we had 275 reserva-
tions and 325 came and were seated. Since the Dinner
comes at the end of the college year when left-overs
cannot be used, we cannot expect the College to plan
to serve many more than indicate they are coming. It
is always an embarrassing moment for us when some
are standing without places. None of us want to resort
to refusing to sell tickets at the door, but we shall have
to do it if we cannot get the people to let us know
that they are coming. The dinner was a lovely affair
with a novelty which will be reported in the October
OFFICERS OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
^President Charles F. Webb, '27
Recording Secretary Winifred Painter, '15
Executive Secretary James R. Smith, '35
*Fred Hope, '06, died on January 9, 1946.
Class of 1946: Geneva Anderson, '25; Hugh R. Crawford, Jr., '35; Harwell B.
Class of 1947: Edward Caldwell, '22; S. E. Crawford, '12; Dons Murray, '43.
Class of 1948: Robert W. Adams, '19; Mary Gamble, '33; Mrs. Leslie Walker, '21.
MARYVILLE COLLEGE BULLETIN
Published by Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee
Ralph Waldo Lloyd, President
Published quarterly by Maryville College. Entered May 24, 1904, at Maryville, Tennessee,
as second-class mail matter. Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in
Section 1103. Act of October 3, 1917, authorized February 10, 1919.
Jtomtettt iCbgin a fag?
Mr. Smith, our loyal and capable Executive Secretary, tells me that
it is time for the President of the College to write his page again. We
all hope that problems of printing will be less this next month than they
have been during the fall and winter, and that this issue of the Alumni
Magazine will be in the mail well ahead of Commencement time.
First Postwar Commencement
The last four Commencements have been held under the shadows
and limitations of the war. Travel conditions were so difficult that
alumni could not be encouraged to come and families of those graduating
could not always be present. Traveling is by no; means on a prewar
basis yet, with automobiles growing old, tires still scarce, and lodging
places in Maryville crowded. But many of the hindrances have disap-
peared and we hope the 1946 Commencement will see on the campus
an increased number of alumni, former students, returned veterans, and
families of students. All who can come will be heartily welcome.
How Many Students Do You Have?
This is the question most frequently answered by a college official
in 1946. The reasons are obvious, although the answer is not so im-
portant as it seems. What kind of students do you have? would be a better question. But the right number for
the faculty and facilities of each college is important, too, and just now the rapid changes give the answer
special interest. We are not crowded yet although the number of men students doubled in January and we have
about the right number for our arrangements this spring. It is reported that seventy-five per cent, of the
veterans who have enrolled in college up to this time are at five per cent, of the colleges — for the most part
State and other large universities that have a variety of vocational departments. But many are returning to liberal
arts colleges like Maryville and if the predictions heard at educational gatherings are correct most institutions may
be overflowing next fall and for two or three years to come. I still think it will be 1947 before Maryville's quota
of men students is full again, but we'll see. The veterans who have returned mean business and we like them.
Alumni will be interested to know and glad to tell interested young people that Maryville College is adding
majors in Business Administration, Physical Education (for both men and women), and School Music, beginning
next fall. These will increase the vocational offerings without reducing the central liberal arts core curriculum or
emphasis. We are well along in a far-reaching curriculum revision, perhaps for year after next — but more of
that another time.
Maryville College Publications
Within the past few weeks we have prepared and published the following bulletins which contain material of
interest to alumni. If you have not received any one of them, you may do so by writing the Alumni Office: (1)
The Religious Program at Maryville College; (2) Fifteen Years at Maryville College — the President's Report;
(3) The Student-Help Program: (4) Information for Prospective Students. Two other bulletins are being pre-
pared, one on the Fine Arts Program and the other on vocational opportunities. The 1946 Catalog is now at
I went out to the athletic fields today. There I saw some fifty college men in orange and garnet jerseys
at spring football practice, and twenty more on the baseball diamond, and ten others on the tennis courts getting
ready for a match with Lincoln Memorial, and still other men and women at intramurals. And I thought, "Ath-
letics are not the main business of college, but they are a desirable part of college life and I'm glad they are
J\Outp^ /Utzl^Lo ^t
The delay in getting the April issue of the Alumni
Magazine printed makes it possible to add this article
on Commencement. The Editors think it will seem
fresher here than in the October issue.
The schedule was carried out as announced. The
weather on Baccalaureate and Graduation days was clear
and cool, even though rainy on some adjacent days.
The crowd from out of town had some appearances of
pre-war crowds, but was smaller for at least two
reasons: (1) the senior class is still only about half the
size of the pre-war classes; (2) the railroad strike was
first called for the day before Baccalaureate and actually
occurred the day after Commencement. Many people
gave up traveling. Among these was one of the four
living members of the Fifty-Year Class.
The Senior Breakfast given annually by President and
Mrs. Lloyd was on, Wednesday, May 8. The Senior
Chapel program was on Wednesday, May 15. The
Commencement Play (Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion")
was presented to a full house on Saturday night, May
There were three events on Baccalaureate Sunday,
May 19: the Baccalaureate Service, at which President
Lloyd preached a sermon on the theme "You Will
Need Religion"; the Senior Music Hour, m which the
artists were Catherine S. Sisk, Soprano, and Jean Keen,
pianist, both music majors, and four other students; the
Commencement Vespers, at which the preacher was
Rev. Dr. Herman L. Turner, Pastor of the Covenant
Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, and a Director of Mary
ville College, and the message a vigorous and timely one.
Dr. Lloyd's text for the Baccalaureate Sermon was
from Ephesians 2:12, 13, "Remember that you were at
that time separated from Christ — having no hope and
without God in the world. But now — ." In develop-
ing the theme, "You Will Need Religion," he empha-
sized: I. That there is today a new sense of the need
for religion; between the two world wars there grew
up a widespread doubt as to whether religion is really
needed in view of what science can do; but man is in
fact incurably religious and the events of the years just
past have shocked him into a realisation that both
civilisation and individuals are lost without religion. II.
Only religion can provide the interpretation, the con-
trol, and the spiritual power necessary to meet the
demands of life. III. And only a Christ-centered re-
ligion is sufficient. Not just any religion will do. It
must be a vital spiritual religion of Christian doctrine,
ethics, service, and love; not a religion held for what
it will do for us but for what God can do through us.
Monday was an open day except for the examinations
then in process. Tuesday began with a chapel program
of music by the All-Girls Choir and a skit by students
of Dramatic Art. In the afternoon President and Mrs.
Lloyd gave their annual reception for alumni, seniors,
parents of students, faculty, and other guests.
The Annual Alumni Dinner and Meeting attended by
alumni, seniors, parents of seniors, and faculty marked
a return to pre-war numbers. There were 275 who
made reservations; the Dining Hall set 300 plates; 325
people came. More carefulness about reservations
would help, but all were finally cared for and had a
good time. In addition to the business and election of
officers, the features of the program were the presence
of three out of the four living members of the fifty-year
class and the showing of two moving pictures. The
first picture was the sound film entitled "The Church
Related College" produced by the Presbyterian Board
of Christian Education and filmed by a professional
moving picture director and crew on five campuses of
which Maryville was one. The second picture was in
color, taken this spring in Mrs. John Walker's azalea
garden in the College Woods.
The alumni officers elected for 1946-1947 are: Dr.
H. J. Bassett, '04, President; Dr. F. A. Griffitts, '25,
Vice-President; Winifred L. Painter, '15, Recording
Secretary. The Executive Secretary, James R. Smith,
'35, continued in office. The new members of the
Executive Committee are Mrs. Earl Blazer (Conchita
Bertran), '31, Mrs. Ray Foster (Winston Cordelia New-
ton), '20, and Marvin D. Minear, '39.
On Commencement Day the Directors met at 8:30 in
the morning and the graduating exercises were held at
10:30. There were fifty-two women and ten men who
received the bachelor's degree that day. There were
nine women and one man who completed their work
in December 1945 and three or four will probably finish
elsewhere at the end of this summer, all of these being
counted as of the Class of 1946. That makes about
seventy-five in the Class, which is much smaller than
the pre-war classes. The reasons for this number are
obvious — the few boys in college these four years, and
the "war-time accelerated program" which graduated
many students ahead of schedule. The number will be-
gin to climb from now onward.
The Commencement Address was by the Rev. Dr. Her-
bert Ware Reherd, President Emeritus and Chairman of
the Board of Westminster College, St. Lake City. He
spoke on "The Crucial Question of the Hour," which
he defined as what is to be done in face of the atomic
bomb's peril to civilization. His answer was "to make
one good world and do it quickly." He outlined five
advancements necessary to this task: I. World Order
in Government; II. One Great Program of Scientific
and Industrial Development; III. Advancement in
Human Relationships to be Shared by All; IV. Ad-
vancement in Learning Eevrywhere; V. The Dynamic of
God's Power to Make Our Unity Effective.
Two honorary degrees were conferred. One was that
of Doctor of Laws upon President Emeritus Reherd. The
other was that of Doctor of Divinity upon Rev. Sam H.
Franklin, Jr., '24, now an Acting Secretary of the Pres-
byterian Board of Foreign Missions, during the war a
Navy Chaplain in the Pacific, formerly a missionary to
Japan and under appointment to return there.
The first post-war Commencement was, from every
point of view, a good one. There was a spirit of grati-
tude that the war was over, of deep concern for the
future of civilization in the years ahead, and of dedica-
tion to the tasks at hand.
Alumni dues have been coming in encouragingly for
the last two months, but now as they slack off, it is ap-
parent that many who usually pay their dues have not
yet got around to it. Also there are always some new
ones to begin payment for the first time, and some that
seek to catch up with the back years. A full financial
report for the year ending June 30, 1946, will appear
in the October issue which we are doing everything in
our power to have out on time.
MRS. WEST RETIRES
At the Commencement
exercises President Lloyd an-
nounced that Mrs. West is
retiring from active service.
His statement is as follows:
"The Directors have with
genuine regret acceded to
the request of Mrs. Nita
Eckles West that she be
permitted to retire after 42
years of service on the
Maryville College faculty.
It was only because of her
insistence and because she granted them no alternative
that the Directors and President acceded to her request.
"Mrs. West, in point of service, is the senior mem-
ber of the Maryville College faculty and staff. She is
today completing 42 years. It is now 47 years since she
began her teaching in 1899, but she was away three
years from 1901 to 1904 and two years from 1912 to
1914. Otherwise she has directed plays and taught
expression and drama continuously since the turn of the
century. She and Mr. West have seen a son and two
daughters grow to manhood and womanhood and are
now rich with live grandchildren. Yet she is not really
so very old in years and is not old at all in spirit. I
am sure she will not object to my referring to the fact
that in all the 127 years of the College's life only one
person has served longer on the faculty. Dr. Samuel
Tyndale Wilson's 17 years as Professor and 29 years
as President totalled 46 years, four more than Mrs.
West's 42 years No one else so far has remained
beyond 40 years. It is for this reason that today we
are breakins our rule by which we do not customarily
include such recognitions in the- Commencement pro-
"Mrs. West's students have always been her friends
also. When they return they seek her out for they
love her as she loves them. Her standards of work and
life are high. She is a Christian in belief, loyalty,
ethics, and disposition. Not many of us qualify in all
of these areas. She has done widely recognised work
with very limited equipment. This Chapel is dear to
the hearts of Maryville College people everywhere; but
ali know that it was not built for theatrical productions,
although Mrs. West has staged excellent ones here ever
since it was built. She collected costumes for over a
quarter of a century, and then they burned two years
ago. Yet her buoyant spirit has enabled her to continue
her high quality of work.
"And for the encouragement of us who remain, I
am glad to announce that although her official retire-
ment becomes effective today, she will next year con-
tinue to direct the three or four major plays given here
in the Chapel.
"I take this occasion to congratulate her upon a re-
markable career at Maryville College and extend the af-
fection and good wishes of the whole college family."
SOME OF PRESIDENT LLOYD'S
The Editor has just conducted a little research in
which he found among the services which President
Lloyd is currently giving in addition to his "regular"
duties as President of Maryville College are the fol-
In the Presbyterian Church in the USA: Moderator
of the Synod of Mid-South and Chairman of its Com-
mittee on United Promotion; Chairman of the Depart-
ment of Church Cooperation and Union of the Office
of the General Assembly; member of the Presbyterian
Council on Theological Education and of its Executive
Committee and Chairman of the Council's permanent
Committee on Non-Ministerial Church Vocations.
In the ecumenical movement of the Church at large:
A delegate to the last several meetings of the Federal
Council of Churches of Christ in America, an alternate
member of the Executive Committee and a member of
the Department of International Justice and Good Will
of the Federal- Council; an alternate on the American
Committee of the World Council of Churches; one of
the Presbyterian members of the Western Section of
the Alliance of Reformed Churches Throughout the
World Holding the Presbyterian System.
In the YMCA movement: President of the Southern
Area Council, member of the Southern Area and Blue
Ridge YMCA Assembly Boards of Directors, and of the
National Student Committee.
In the college field: Member of the Commission on
Institutions of Higher Education and its permanent
Committee on Standards and Reports of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; Secre-
tary of the Conference of Church Related Colleges of
the Southeast. Terms in several other state and na-
tional offices in college service have expired since the
opening of the war.
There are other responsibilities, especially in the
Maryville and Knoxville communities, but those named
will give an idea of how Maryville College service is
extended through her officers and faculty. Of course
President Lloyd can give very little time to some of
the relationships which develop as the years pass, but
a few require considerable attention and travel. All
' have a bearing on the task Maryville College is at-
tempting to do.
SABBATICAL LEAVE PLAN
The Directors of Maryville College at their meeting
on May 22 approved the inauguration of a Sabbatical
Leave Plan for all permanent members of the faculty
and staff. In general outline it provides for a leave of
absence, with compensation, at intervals of not less than
seven years, for the purpose of professional study or
other training. It will become effective, under speci-
fied limitations, in 1947.
PRESIDENT LLOYD TO CHINA
President Lloyd has been appointed a member of a
deputation of five to visit China during the fall for
the purpose of conferring with national leaders and mis-
sionaries, appraising present conditions and future needs,
and reporting to the Board of Foreign Missions of the
Presbyterian Church in the U. S. A. as to strategy and
program for the Presbyterian Church's evangelistic,
educational, medical, and other work in China.
Although the demands of the program at Maryville
College will be heavy in these coming months, it was
finally decided by Dr. Lloyd and the Board of Directors
of the College that in his acceptance of this appoint-
ment the College might make a contribution to the
foreign missions enterprise in China where the Presby-
terian Church has its largest foreign program. The
deputation was announced and approved on May 29 at
the 158th General Assembly in Atlantic City.
According to present plans Dr. Lloyd will go to the
Orient by plane as soon after the opening of the fall
semester as possible. The deputation will spend about
three months in the different areas of China where the
Presbyterian Church in the U. S. A. conducts work in
churches, hospitals, and educational institutions. While
there Dr. Lloyd will participate in the study and recom-
mendations concerning the whole program in China, but
his appointment was especially as a Christian educator.
The other members of the deputation are Rev. Dr.
Lloyd S. Ruland, of New York, Secretary for China on
the Board of Foreign Missions; Miss Margaret Shannon,
of New York, formerly of Beirut, Syria, now Secretary
for Women; Rev. Dr. John B. Weir, of India, Execu-
tive Secretary of the India Council; Dr. William J.
Barnes, a physician of Englewood, New Jersey, formerly
a medical missionary in China.
Dr. Ruland will go to China in July to begin prepara-
tions for the work of the deputation. Miss Shannon
and Dr. Barnes are expected to leave this country by
steamship sometime in August. Dr. Weir will proceed
to China from India.
Dr. Lloyd expects to be back at the College before
the opening of the second semester.
Mrs. C. H. Norman, '14, (Alma Mabel Armstrong)
died at St. Petersburg, Florida, December 28, 1945. She
had been teaching in the Dunedin, Florida, High School.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Helen Youmans.
Benjamin Horace Brown, '39, was killed, February 17.
1946, in the crash of single engine Luscombc plane on
his father's farm over which he was being flown to
take aerial photographs. The pilot was also killed. He
had received the LL.B. degree from Duke University
in 1942, in addition to his work at Maryville, and was
just released from the Army.
George Omar Beall Ex. '44, failed to return from a
mission over Yap Island, October, 1944, and has been
listed as dead by the U. S. Marine Corps. George
graduated from Binghamton High School (N.Y.) in
1937 and came to Maryville College in the fall of 1940
as a ministerial student. He entered the Marine Air
Corps in 1942 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant,
May 11, 1943. One month later he married Ethel
Hanners, '45, and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in
HERE AND THERE
In some unexplainable manner we made a serious
mistake in the October issue mailed in February: we
listed James Allen Davis instead of J. H. Newman as
the fourth living member of the fifty-year class. We
were seeking information about J. A. Davis whom we
had heard was dead, but all knew that Mr. Newman
was very much alive and active in Johnson City, Ten-
nessee. We have apologized to Mr. Newman by mail
and now we make our apology to the class.
Thomas Guthrie Brown, Milwaukee, retired from
teaching last June and has been spending the winter in
Lester E. Bond is now pastor of the Kensington Com-
munity Church, 4773 Marlborough Drive, San Diego
Ralph Smith is now working in The National Office
of the Fellowship of Reconciliation in N. Y. C.
Meade Johnson, Ex. '22, Stamford, Conn., has been
appointed Marketing Manager of the Stamford Division
of the Yale i£ Towne Manufacturing Company. He
has been with Yale 6? Towne 18 years. He will be in
charge of cataloguing, sales promotion, sales training,
dealer displays, and advertising.
James M. Brown visited the campus in February.
He is Secretary of the Louisville, Ky., Y.M.C.A., and a
brother of Ernest C. Brown, the College Engineer.
Walter Sherman Edsall with his wife and little daugh-
ter visited the campus in March. He is now Chief
Chemist at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.,
Curtis S. Newcomb, Ex. '26, visited the campus in
February. He now lives at 1846 Glenview Avenue,
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Buchanan (Roberta R. Cres-
well) visited the campus in March. He expects to
receive the MA. degree from Columbia University
Elsie L. Gleason has been doing graduate work at
University of North Carolina and plans to return to
Quezaltenango, Guatemala, about the first of June. Her
forwarding address in the U. S. is 430 Boyd Avenue,
Russell W. Annich is now pastor of the Bethany
Church, Trenton, N. J.
Hubert C. Welsh is now at home in Salisbury, N. C,
S. Wilson Gillingham (Lt. Comdr., USNR) was re-
turned last December from a year of duty in the Pacific
theatre of operations with the Technical Air Intelligence
Command. He is now on duty in Washington, D. C,
as adviser on electronics for the joint Army-Navy Ad-
visory Commission for Aeronautics. His promotion to
the rank of Lt. Cmdr. came on January 1, 1946. He ex-
pects to be released in the summer.
Walter L. Russell, Ex. '32, is now President of Wood
Junior College, Mathiston, Mississippi.
Rex Kidd, Ex. '33, visited the campus in March on
his way to Vanderbilt University to begin work toward
the Ph.D. degree in mathematics.
Philip Sorce resigned the pastorate of Austin Manor
Church, Chicago, lost July to become an evangelist.
William Malcolm Gwaltney is now pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church, Salt Lake City*, Utah.
Frank R. Mease is now pastor of the First Presby
terian Church of Eldorado, Illinois.
Michael P. Testa is now pastor of the Bedford
Church, Bedford, New Hampshire.
Philip M. Cory is now pastor in Piedmont, W. Va.
William C. Frische in the fall is going from Assistant
Professor of Chemical Engineering at Alabama Poly-
technic Institute, Auburn, Ala., to the position of
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Metallurgy at
Grove City College.
A. C. E. "Chuck" Gillander is now pastor at Brazil,
Jonathan Gillingham (Lt. Cmdr., USNR) was trans-
ferred from the decommissioned Pre-Flight School at
the University of N. C, to the Bureau of Naval Person-
nel in November, 1945. He was promoted to the rank
of Lt. Cmdr. on January 17, and will be released in
Robert W. Rayburn is now pastor of the Alexander
Memorial Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, Ga.
G. Edward Friar, Ex. '36, has returned to general
law practice in Knoxville after a long tour of duty with
the U. S. Navy.
Willis E. Garrett has returned from 24 months in
Italy as a Chaplain with the Army and is now pastor
of the First Presbyterian Church, Miami Beach, Fla.
Thomas L. Giffin, Ex. '36, after 43 months of mili-
tary service, has returned to his wife and young son
in Dumas, Texas.
William T. Patterson has recently been discharged
from the service and was married. We hope he will
soon send us the information on his wedding.
Raymond J. Wilbar was on the campus in March
with his new wife He is now in the U. S. Engineers
Office at Arlington, Mass., and lives at 59 Warren St.
William M. Carlton, Ex. '37, began his new work as
Assistant Professor of Botany and Plant Pathology at
Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College on
Samuel M. Houck, Northfork, W. Va., will become
pastor of' the Concord Church at Loray, N. C, in May.
Donnell Wear McArthur has been discharged from
the Army and is back with the Aluminum Company at
William J. McEnteer visited the campus in March.
He reports a 7 month old son, and that he is employed
by the Brockway Box Company, DuBois, Pa.
Wilkison W. Meeks (Ph. D. in Physics) has been
working at Haskins Laboratories in New York City,
on developing devices for the blind.
James C. Paterson has been discharged from the
Army and is now at home in Norwood, Ohio.
Mrs. Steven T. Briggs (Lilian Borguist) is now at
Apartment A, 2606 South Grand Street, St. Louis 18,
Edward C. Gillingham has been released from active
duty and is now a chemist with the Boscul Coffee
Company, Camden, N. J.
Harold E. Burns was discharged from the Army
in November, 1945, and is now enrolled in the Uni-
versity of Tennessee.
Ernest G. Crawford has been discharged from the
Army and is enrolled in the Louisville Presbyterian
John Magill and his wife (Louise Wells, '41) have
moved to Monmouth, 111., where John is pastor of
the Presbyterian Church.
Fred L. Rhody and his wife (Mary Loretta Chambers)
are now in Newark, N. J., where Fred is pastor of the
Ellen B. Sauer is now with General Electric Co.,
Schenectady, N. Y., as a copywriter on staff of the
Industry Account Advertising and Sales Promotion
Division, Apparatus Department. She is also working
as a Red Cross Volunteer Nurse's Aid and with the
Community Little Theater.
Hugh Lawson Smith is now working toward his Th.
D. degree at Louisville Baptist Theological Seminary
and is a student pastor at the Dawson Baptist Church,
Kenneth L. VanCise is now head of the Junior
School of the Peddie School, Hightstown, N. J.
John N. Badgett was discharged from the Army Sep-
tember 21, 1945, and is now City Judge and Recorder
Vaughan Lyons' address as of March is Lt. Vaughan
Lyons, 2030 Oakmont Avenue, Haverford, Pa.
Otto Pflan-e, Jr., has recently been discharged from
the Army and is now a student at Yale University.
Harwell Proffitt, Ex. '40, was recently discharged
from the Navy and has resumed his duties as the Man-
ager of Proffitts' Store at Athens, Tennessee.
Mrs. W. R. Skillern (Lyn Tyndall, '40) was on the
campus with her two year old son in March. They
were on their way to Atlanta where Mr. Skillern is to
take up work.
John B. Astles 1 address as of March is Chap. (Lt.) J.
B. Astles, USNR, USS Boston (C.A.-69) FPO, San
James W. Bennett, Jr., was discharged in November
and is now a student at the University of Tennessee.
After a long tour of duty in the CBI theater and ris-
ing to the rank of Major, George Edward Haynes was
discharged in January and is stationed in Knoxville
with Sears Roebuck and Company.
John D., "J. D.", Hughes has been discharged from
the Army and is now teaching in Central High School,
Fountain City, Tennessee.
Marion H. Kelley has given up her worh with the
Board of Christian Education in Philadelphia and re-
turned to her home in Baldwinsville, N. Y., where she
expects to be indefinitely.
Andrew F. O Connor and his wife, Clara Jane
Baldock, '42, are living in York, Pa., where Andrew
is assistant pastor of the First Presbyterian Church.
Eugene McCurry has been discharged from the
Navy and is now studying at the University of Ten-
Mrs. Stanley Musgrove (Katherine Ogilvie) is a
dietician in a hospital near Champaign, III, where
her husband is enrolled in the University of Illinois.
Her address is c/o Ted Austin, RFD 1, Champaign, 111.
Stewart R. Schimpf is the College Pastor of the
John Brown University at Silome Springs, Ark.
Roland W. Tapp and his wife, Helen Pratt, '42, are
living in San Anselmo where Roland is now enrolled
in the San Francisco Theological Seminary.
Robert L. Wilcox and his wife, Margaret K. Hodges,
are living in the greater Atlanta area where Robert is
attending Emory University Divinity School and
Margaret is teaching in the Decatur Public Schools.
Frank Barr is now stationed at 80 Varick- Street, New
York, which incidentally is home, where he is Officer
in Charge, of Military Personnel in the Naval Records
Management Center and will remain on active duty
until May 15.
Gerald H. Beaver brought his new wife to the
campus for a visit in March.
Mrs. D. L. Carr (Lucille D. Lynch) reports that she
expects her husband home from the Army soon and
that she and he are planning to apply to the Conserva-
tive Baptist Foreign Mission Society for appointments.
Frank Moore Cross, Jr., has been awarded the Nettie
F. McCormick Fellowship in Old Testament Hebrew at
McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago. The Fel-
lowship provides the income from $32,000 for two
years of post-graduate study in any first rate university.
He has chosen to go to Johns Hopkins University,
Baltimore, to study for the doctorate. Frank has re-
ceived a $300 scholarship each year at McCormick for
his high academic record. His thesis subject for his
latest award was, "The Significance of the Tabernacle
in Old Testament Thought."
Ben A. Cunningham, Ex. '42, was discharged from
the Army in November and is now enrolled in George
Peabody College for Teachers at Nashville.
David Hall visited the campus in February and re-
ported that he had been discharged from the Navy, but
was continuing his medical studies at the University of
Alabama where he is a senior.
Roberta Hope has graduated from Johns Hopkins
Robert C. Jackson, Ex. '42, visited the campus in
February and is now enrolled in the University of
Mrs. D. W. Lyons (Betty Umbach ) visited the camp-
us with her husband in March. They plan to live in
Rochester, New York.
Ruth Perrin is teaching the second grade at Emlen-
Margaret Graham Proffitt began her new duties as
Home Demonstration Agent for Rutherford County in
William Boyd Rich is now stationed in Hawaii. His
wife, Alma Mason, '41, will remain at the New Gatlin-
burg Inn until his return.
Fred G. Shelfer (Capt. USMC) visited the campus
in March on his way home, Florida, for a furlough.
He had just arrived from China.
Fred Snell has recently graduated from the Harvard.
Medical School and is an officer in the Naval Reserve.
Helen Trotter is 1 Dietician at Tusculum College.
Andrew B. Waggoner, Jr., Ex. '42, has been discharg-
ed from the Army and is planning to attend an insur-
ance school in Hartford, Conn.
Betty Lee Wilde is working in Biological Research at
Rockefeller Foundation for Medical Research, N. Y. C
Carl Alette is now employed in the Superintendent's
Office of the Southern Railway at Knoxville. His wife,
Florence Barber, continues to assist with the piano
teaching at the College. Carl plans to enter the East-
man School of Music, N. Y. C, in the near future.
Brasher Bailey has been discharged from the Army
and is visiting in California before taking up further
James M Barr has graduated from Union Theological
Seminary, N. Y., and has become the assistant pastor
of the Presbyterian Church which is only one block
from his home.
Gerald M. Bean, Ex. '43, was discharged in December
from the Army and is now enrolled in the University
Clyde Raynor Brown, Senior at Western Theological
Seminary, was awarded the Fellowship given by the
Board of Christian Education, based upon a competitive
examination in general theological subjects. Qualifying
seniors in all Presbyterian theological seminaries were
eligible for the examinations. Clyde has also been
President of the Student Body at the Seminary.
Althea G. Cable is teaching English in Donaldson, Pa.
Vernon Ferguson, Ex. '43, visited the campus in
March. He plans to remain in the Air Corps.
William J. R. Hargrave was discharged in January
after three years in the Navy during which time he
took part in the Guam, Philippine, and Okinawa in-
John A. Hawkins, Ex. '43, graduated from Andover
Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, Mass., in
the Navy V-12 program, January 29.
Glenn H. Hewins, Ex. '43, and his wife, Joyce L.
Parham, '42, are living in Knoxville where Glenn is en-
rolled in the University of Tennessee. Their address
is 335 Kirkwood Street.
Lois O. King expects to graduate from Biblical
Seminary, N. Y., in May.
Rose Pinneo graduated from Johns Hopkins Hospital,
Baltimore, in February.
Charles L. Burgreen who is taking theological train-
ing at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee,
was a March visitor on the campus.
Albert Flowers, Ex. '44, visited the Campus in March.
He plans to enter Georgia Tech.
Robert D. Henberger, Ex. '44, visited the campus in
February. He expects to be released before June. His
plans are to get married, work at the Dupont Cellophane
Company in Buffalo until fall, and then to re-enter
Benjamin Lynt is a student at Union Theological
Seminary, Richmond, Virginia.
Merriam R. McGaha is a chemist with TVA at Norris.
Claude Shell, Ex. '44, (Lt.) landed in Italy with his
field artillery outfit in December.
Lawrence Sthreshley is a student at Union Theo-
logical Seminary, Richmond, Virginia.
Samuel Mack Wilson, 'Ex. '44, (Lt.) is an intelligence
officer stationed at Tientsin, China, with the 11th
Marines. The area was previously occupied by the
Japanese and there is intense hatred for them among
the natives now. His wife, Lois Graf, '45, is teaching
Home Economics at the Junior High School of Bridge-
ton, N. J.
Betty Ballard is teaching mathematics in the Friends-
ville High School.
Robert W. Bayless, Ex. '45, (Lt. USMCR) reports a
life of luxury in China.
Ethel Beall, Marion Garvin, and Florence Gobillot
are in nurses training at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Albert B. Britton, Ex. '45, was discharged from the
Army in January and is now attending the University
Purnell B. Darrell, III, Ex. "45, was discharged from
the Army in February and is now enrolled in Mary-
ville College. Wedding bells can be heard in the
prophecies for June for Purnell also.
Edward Gates is on furlough at home, Fairfield, Iowa,
while his ship, the USS Curritack, is in port at San
Francisco. (February) .
James P. Hedge, Ex. '45, visited the campus in Janu-
ary. He is a student in the University of Tennessee
Medical School at Memphis.
Clarence Warren McKelvey, Ex. '45, was discharged
from the Army in January and plans to attend the
University of South Carolina.
Because of the death of her father, Hope B. Pleyl
has resigned her place as Director of Religious Edu-
cation at the Graystone Presbyterian Church of Knox-
ville and returned to her home, 16 Bridgham Street,
Providence, R. I., where she is now employed by the
Alan Rock, Ex. '45, was a campus visitor in March.
Richard F. Scruggs, Ex. '45, was recently discharged
from the Army and is now enrolled at Maryville Col-
A. R. Archer, Ex. '46, has been discharged from
the Marines and is at home, 1200 Everett Avenue, Mary-
Robert S. Barker, Ex. '46, (Ensign, USNR) is now
stationed at Oklahoma A. and M. College, Stillwater,
Fred Kluth, Ex. '46, was a March visitor on the
Bill Long, Ex. '46, was a March visitor on the campus.
Chester W. Phillips, Ex. '46, after 24 months in the
CBI, has been discharged from the Army.
George M. Pope, Ex. '46, (Ensign) visited the campus
in March. He expects to enter the Law School of the
University of Tennessee when he is discharged.
Henry L. Crowson, Ex. '47, is now stationed at Har-
man Field, Stephanville, Newfoundland, as a passenger
clerk. His sister Dorothy, Ex. '47, is at Loughman,
Joe G. Henry, Ex. '47, has been discharged from
the Navy and is now enrolled in Western Carolina
Betty Montgomery, Ex. '47, is in nurses training at
John Caskin Hospital in Memphis.
John Louis Riley, Ex. '47, visited the campus in
February. He was on furlough after graduation from
OCS at Fort Sill and expects to report to Fort Bragg
for his first assignment.
Mary Agnes Robinette, Ex. '47, visited the campus in
March. She is now at State Teachers College, Johnson
Phyllis Waring, Ex. '47, is now a home economics
major at the University of New Hampshire.
ALPHA GAMMA SIGMA, 1946
Six members of the Class of 1946 have been elected
to membership in Alpha Gamma Sigma, Scholarship
Honor Society. One, Carol Titus, now Mrs. Donald
Hardy, now living in India, was elected at the time of
her graduation in December; the other five elected in
February are Olinde Ahrens, of Osborne, Kansas;
Margaret Cross of Brent, Alabama; Catherine Sisk, of
Maryville; Jane Trotter, of Maryville; and Betty Wells,
of Cranbury,. New Jersey.
The recognition ceremony for this group will be held
at the regular Chapel Assembly on Tuesday, April 30,
when Dr. Archibald Henderson, of the University of
North Carolina, will be the speaker.
Including the present class, the membership of the
Society in its thirteen years has now reached one
hundred and twenty-six student members, forty-eight
men and seventy-eight women. For these student mem-
bers we do not have full information, but these facts
may be of interest. Thirty-five are housewives; nineteen
are students in graduate or professional schools; four-
teen are teaching; twelve are in the ministry; six are
scientists; five are working in government agencies; two
are physicians; two are directors of religious education;
one is in Y. W. C. A. work; one is a nurse; one a
lawyer; one a missionary; and one a journalist.
The Society has, also, three associate members, eight
honorary members, and seven Phi Beta Kappa members.
Three members have died: Dr. S. T. Wilson, '78,
Honorary; Dr. George A. Knapp, Phi Beta Kappa,
Hamilton College; and Irma Criswell, '43, of Miami,
In the Alumni Magazine a year ago the names of
twenty-seven Gold Star men were listed. Since that
time six additional Gold Stars have been added to our
flags. Four of them are for men previously listed as
missing and now officially declared dead. A dedication
service for those of whom we then knew was held in
chapel on January 23rd. The six are as follows:
Clifton Kirkland Pool, ex-'44, Baltimore, Maryland, at
Maryville one year, in the Army Air Forces, reported
missing off the coast of Puerto Rico December 21,
1942, and on December 21, 1943, officially reported
James Victor Chittick, ex-'36, Frankfort, Indiana, at
Maryville College three years, killed in action in
Germany in August 1944.
Oscar Rankin Proffitt, ex'M-5, Maryville, Tennessee, at
Maryville College a year and a half, a gunner on a
B-17 based in Italy, reported missing over Jugoslavia
November 7, 1944, and on November 7, 1945, officially
Griffeth Harrison Fort, ex-'43, Rogersville, Tennessee,
at Maryville College one year, a radio-gunner in the
15th Air Force in Italy, shot down December 17, 1944,
over Germany, and on December 18, 1945, officially re-
Edward Ackerman, ex-'3S, Cincinnati, Ohio, at Mary-
ville College one year, later graduated from the Naval
Academy, Annapolis, a Lieutenant Commander in com-
mand of the submarine U.S.S. Kete which on June 30,
1945, was reported overdue and presumed lost.
George Omar Beall, ex- , 44, Binghamton, New York,
at Maryville College two years, a Marine pilot lost on
a mission against Yap in the Caroline Islands Novem-
ber 8, 1944, and officially reported dead in February,
The death of Marvin Long, Ex. '44, has been report-
ed by the War Department. No details are at hand.
He was "missing" for some time.
On June 3, Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal
notified the relatives of Ensign Albert Kinrxl Murrian,
Ex. '45, that the Navy considers the flier officially dead.
On May 2. 1945, he was missing on the return flight of
his Naval plane after a raid on the Japanese home
islands. He was married to Man' G. Epps and had a
son, Robert Phillip, 14 months old.
This year at the College has been notable for the
number of distinguished speakers who have been pre-
sented. One of the outstanding events of the fall was
the Founders Day Address of Wiley B. Rutledge, As-
sociate Justice of the Supreme Court. Another event
of the fall was the visit of Dr. Fred H. Hope, when
he spoke twice on the work of the West Africa Mis-
sion, his last public addresses. Rev. Dr. Luther E.
Stein will long be remembered on the campus as the
very excellent leader of the seventieth series of Febru-
ary Meetings. In February we were privileged also
to have Dr. Robert E. Speer and Rev. Dr. Henry Sloane
Coffin as chapel speakers. In March, Rev. Dr. George
L. Robinson, Professor Emeritus of McCormick Theo-
logical Seminary, spoke and in Holy Week Bishop Paul
B. Kern of the Methodist Church was the chapel speak-
er. Mr. Donald Grant, of London, well known lecturer
on International Affairs, speaking under the auspices of
the Institute of International Affairs, gave a series of nine
lectures this spring. Many alumni will recall Mr. Grant for
he -gave similar series here in 1938 and in 1941. And
Dr. Archibald Henderson, Professor of Mathematics at
the University of North Carolina, spoke to the Faculty
Club, at the recognition service for newly elected
members of Alpha Gamma Sigma, and to several class
NEW COLLEGE OFFERINGS
The new catalog now being printed will carry an-
nouncements of the following additions to the major
offerings of Maryville College.
A new major in public school music is added to those
now provided in piano, organ, voice, violin, and theory.
This is designated for those students who wish to quali-
fy to teach music in the public schools of the various
To the major in economics which has been offered for
several years is added a major in business administra-
tion with an emphasis somewhat more on the vocational
aspects of the general field of business. This will meet
especially a need felt by returning veterans and other
men students but will be open for men and women
alike. The details will be developed gradually over the
next two or three years but work will begin this fall.
A third new major is in physical education. This
will qualify either men or women to take positions as
physical directors in the schools of Tennessee and other
states. Like the two foregoing majors it is part of a
policy to meet in a practical way the needs of a con-
siderable number of veterans and others and to balance
the general and vocational values of the College's pro-
All three of these will be available in this next college
A recent letter received by President Lloyd from E.
L. Bloomfield, Chief Radio Officer on the SS Maryville
Victory, contains information which will be of interest
to Maryville alumni. This is the ship named for Mary-
ville College and launched at Wilmington, California,
on February 22, 1945. It was put into service as a cargo
ship with a capacity of 9,100 tons. Later it was con-
verted into a troop ship carrying 1,600 men.
Part of Mr. Bloomfield's letter, written from Seattle.
April 2, is as follows:
"When I wrote you last we were bound for Japan.
After arriving in Nagoya and remaining there about
three weeks we were rerouted to Jinsen Korea where
we picked up a load of approximately 1500 troops.
From there it was back to Seattle via a north route. We
are now in the shipyard undergoing reconversion and
the "Maryville" when she comes out will be a freight-
ship again. We expect our next voyage to commence
sometime around the middle of this month. We prob-
ably will go to Canada and pick up part of a cargo of
grain and from there to Cuba to finish off with sugar
and then over to Europe via the Panama Canal-Carib-
"I am very sorry that I don't have any snapshots of
the vessel as you request. However, I am enclosing the
souvenir edition of the Maryville Monitor — a little daily
paper which the troops published aboard ship last trip.
I am quite sure you will find it interesting, especially
the daily log on page two. Should I be able to secure
any films I will keep you in mind."
This semester, for the first time in three years, Mary-
ville College re-entered intercollegiate athletics, with a
very acceptable basketball team. Most of the squad
was built around veterans of the military services who
entered at the beginning of the second semester in
January. In spite of the short time allowed for prelimin-
ary training, the team played creditable college basket-
ball, winning 6 out of 10 games. Some good material
was developed for next year.
Forty men reported for spring football practice, in-
cluding several seniors from Maryville and Everett High
Schools. Prospects are fair for a strong team next fall,
strengthened by the expected return from the Services
of several well-known Maryville gridmen.
The tennis team this spring has several matches
scheduled with East Tennessee colleges and the Uni-
versity of Tennessee. Material is good, and with the
resumption of faculty coaching next year, there should
be excellent prospects for this sport. A few baseball
games will be played this spring, but there is a short-
age of experienced players. Coach Honaker is laying
the groundwork for a good team next spring.
Full resumption of intercollegiate athletics, including
swimming, wrestling, and track, and extension of the
intra-mural athletic program is planned with the increase
in men's enrolment next fall. It is believed that the
new Physical Education major and the revised offerings
in that field will have a stimulating effect on the
entire athletic program.
and Southeast held a joint conference for the two days.
The outstanding debate colleges and universities of the
two sections took part in this meet. The teams of
the South competed with the teams of the North. Mary-
ville's team of "freshman boys, David Campbell and John
Briggs, against much more matured speakers won two
of their seven debates. The women's team composed of
June Garland, Judy Turk, Audria Stinger, and Miriam
Wickham won the women's debate championship. Turk
and Garland were voted among the first five debaters of
the meet. June Garland and Judy Turk have won
nineteen of their twenty debates during the year.
With the return of Dr. Verton Queener, '24, who
has coached championship teams during the last fifteen
years, the College can look forward to even more suc-
cessful seasons in the future. During the war years,
Dr. David H. Briggs, '19, has substituted for Dr.
Queener, '24, who has been on leave of absence.
The Maryville College debate teams, during the
present academic year, have continued to win honors in
intercollegiate competition. The war years have re-
duced considerably the number participating in forensics;
this has been true of men especially. Twenty-five men
and women reported for the speech classes at the begin-
ning of the fall semester. For various reasons many
dropped the courses until the squad numbered only
twelve during the second semester.
The first contest of the year was held at Charlotte,
North Carolina, in December. The Maryville affirma-
tive team, composed of June Garland and Judy Turk,
won the Dixie Women's championship by taking six out
of six debates. The other Maryville teams did well
in their contests also.
The second competitive contest was the Tennessee
State meet at Cookeville in early February. The Men's
team composed of David Campbell and John Briggs (son
of Dr. David H. Briggs, class of 1919) won four out
of six debates and placed second in debate. John
Briggs won first place in impromptu speaking. In the
women's division June Garland and Judy Turk, affirm-
ative, Audria Stinger and Miriam Wickham, negative,
tied for first place by winning all six rounds of debate.
Audria Stinger won second place in extemp and Miriam
Wickham won second in impromptu speaking. Mary
Annis Beals (Grand-daughter of Mrs. Annis D. Beals,
class of 1892) won second in oration and first in after-
The most important meet of the year was held at
Georgetown College at Georgetown, Kentucky, on April
19 and 20. Pi Kappa Delta provinces of the Lakes
THE COLLEGE CHOIRS
Mary College has two excellent choirs this year. One
is the College A Capella Choir of 5 5 voices, 30 women
and 25 men, the successor to the choirs of former years.
The other is an All Girls Choir of over 50 voices
which was organized early in this college year.
The College Choir is sometimes called the Vesper
Choir because it sings regularly at the Sunday Vespers.
But it serves at an increasingly larger number of other
events both on and off the campus. It sits on the
platform and leads the singing regularly at morning
Chapel, sings on such special occasions as Commence-
ment, Founders' Day, and Easter, and is being invited
to give special sacred music programs at church and
musical events in various cities. More of these invita-
tions are being acecpted this year than formerly and
enthusiastic and appreciative reports reach the College
about these appearances.
The first real tour by a Maryville College Choir was
made during the week following Easter, to Huntsville
and Birmingham, Alabama, and Chattanooga, Athens,
and Etowah, Tennessee. Evening concerts were given
at the first three places named, under auspices of the
USA Presbyterian Churches there. At Huntsville, Bir-
mingham, and Etowah, the Choir gave daytime programs
at high schools, and in Athens at Tennessee Wesleyan
College. All told it traveled 650 miles in a large Trail-
ways bus and 3 ordinary cars, and gave seven sacred
concerts ranging in length from two hours down to
twenty minutes. The bus carried a full length sign
reading Maryville College A Capella Choir.
The tour was counted a successful inauguration of
what is hoped will be a series of tours in the coming
years. The financial receipts covered but about two-
thirds of the actual expense of the trip. There were
large and appreciative audiences for each appearance,
the people of the churches and schools were most hos-
pitable and generous, and the trip was not only enjoy-
able to the choir members but also valuable to the com-
munities visited and to the College.
The same Choir this year also has sung in Knoxville
several times and at Loudon on Good Friday night.
The All Girls Choir now takes one Sunday Vespers
each month and sang at the Maryville Community
Three-Hour Service on Good Friday.
The College Choir is under direction of Richard
Vine, Assistant Professor of Music, and the All Girls
Choir is directed by Curtis Hughes, Instructor in Music.
It is counted a distinct honor to be selected for one of
the choirs, especially for the College Choir. The con-
tribution of this service to the religious, cultural, and
social life of the campus is marked.
THIS SUMMER ON THE CAMPUS
Because of the relatively limited number of Maryville
students who desire to attend summer school and the
convenient availability of regularly conducted summer
schools in other institutions, the faculty has decoded not
to return to the wartime accelerated program conducted
for three years but discontinued after 1944.
But there will be both younger and older people at-
tending events on the campus during almost half of the
summer of 1946.
There will be four Young People's conferences as fol-
lows: June 10-17, Presbyterian USA Senior Conference;
June 17-22, Presbyterian US Young People's and Pioneer
Conferences (simultaneously); July 1-8, Presbyterian
USA Junior High Conference.
For the four days of June 25-28, the Synod and
Women's Synodical Society of Mid-South of the Pres-
byterian Church in the USA (covering Tennessee,
Western North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Miss-
issippi) will hold their annual business meetings and
conferences at Maryville College, after but a skeleton
meeting last year. It is expected that three or four
MARYVILLE IN THE MOVIES
You remember that the last October issue of the
Alumni Magazine carried an article under the above
heading. At last the film has been released for general
use and is obtainable from the Board of Christian Edu-
cation, 1105, Witherspoon Building, Philadelphia, 7,
Pennsylvania. Also some Field agents of the Board
have copies of it and machines with which to show it
as well as others.
We at Maryville saw it with considerable interest
for the first time on Friday evening, May 17, in Voor-
hees Chapel. It is a black and white sound film with a
commentator carrying the narrative. Dr. Lloyd thinks
that the narrator is Mr. Hamilton McFadden, who di-
rected the taking of the picture.
At the beginning of the film several
of the boys are from Tusculum Col-
lege, but the tallest bne who takes the
positive argument is Harold Kidder
who will graduate from Maryville Col-
lege next year. He -is the son of
J. Edward Kidder, '16, who was Presi-
dent of the Alumni Association in
1942-43. Although the picture was
made from shots taken on all the
Presbyterain college campuses, no col-
lege's name was to appear in the film.
One college was able to surmount this
problem by getting in a photograph of
its student newspaper which carried the
name in the masthead. Several scenes
are recognisable from the campus of
Maryville College, especially those of
the front of Thaw Hall and inside the
One of the most interesting scenes
during the photographing was that one
hundred may be in attendance, including about fifty
young people representing the Westminster Fellowship
of Mid-South Synod. For the sixth year Rev. Dr.
Charles R. Erdman of Princeton will lead the daily
Bible Hour. The President of Synodical Society is
Mrs. W. J. McPheron of Birmingham, and the Moderat-
or of Synod is President Lloyd of Maryville College.
For two weeks (August 12-23) there will be at Mary-
ville for the first time a seminar for music teachers from
over the South conducted by Mr. Guy Maier, noted
pianist and teacher. In several former years he has
conducted a similar program in Atlanta or Asheville,
but this year desires to bring it to Maryville because of
the living and music facilities. Mr. Maier holds similar
Teachers' Workshops at Juiliard School of Music in New
York, Sherwood Music School in Chicago, and Mac-
Phail College of Music in Minneapolis. There will
be master classes, lectures, private lessons, and evening
concerts by well known musicians.
from which the picture in the lower right hand corner
of this page was made. The log cabin was a painted
set on the Maryville campus. In the movie Mr. E. E.
McCurry, '34, Dr. Lincoln Barker (psychology), Dr.
Augustus Sisk, '17, (mathematics), Dr. David H.
Briggs, '19, (psychology), and Mr. Curtis Hughes
(music) march out of the log cabin, hold a brief con-
ference and disperse. Doesn't Mr. "Mack" look like
business with that old musket?
The opening music is a bit on the disappointing side
which may be due to the mechanics of reproduction of
voice on film in this manner, but we hasten to say that
it is not the Maryville College Choir that is doing the
singing at this point. Some recording of the choir was
taken but not of these numbers; therefore it can be
said that this part was not sung by them.
The College has a copy of the film for its historical
record and since it is for the record it will have only a
limited amount of use and will not be available for
general showing on a lending basis as those copies of
the Board will be.
This would make a good film for Maryville College
groups to plan to show at their gatherings in the future.
It is constructive and inspiring and conveys a great deal
of information about education on the college and
university level in general.