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APRIL, 1946 

(JULY, 1946) 


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 

2, 1946. 

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 

3, 1945. 

Roy Duncan Crawford, '43, to Dorothv Fleming Jobes, 

Ex. '43, February 16, 1946. 
Chester William Phillips, Ex. '46, to Virginia Garrett, 

Ex. '46. 


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. 


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 
President's House 

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 



^President Charles F. Webb, '27 

Recording Secretary Winifred Painter, '15 

Executive Secretary James R. Smith, '35 

*Fred Hope, '06, died on January 9, 1946. 

Executive Committee 

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

Park, '16. 
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. 


Published by Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee 

Ralph Waldo Lloyd, President 

Vol. XLIV 

April, 1946 

No. 9 

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. 

New Majors 

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 
the printer's. 

Renewed Activity 

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 


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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. 



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." 


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. 


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 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 
October,' 1943. 



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 
4, California. 

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., 
Windsor, Vermont. 

Curtis S. Newcomb, Ex. '26, visited the campus in 
February. He now lives at 1846 Glenview Avenue, 
Glenview, Illinois. 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Buchanan (Roberta R. Cres- 
well) visited the campus in March. He expects to 
receive the MA. degree from Columbia University 
this spring. 

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, 
Greenfield, Ohio. 

Russell W. Annich is now pastor of the Bethany 
Church, Trenton, N. J. 

Hubert C. Welsh is now at home in Salisbury, N. C, 
Box 190. 

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 
March 1. 

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 
Weequahic Church. 

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, 
Philpot, Kentucky. 

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 
of Maryville. 

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 
Francisco, California. 

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 
Hospital, Baltimore. 

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- 
ton, Pa. 

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 
of Tennessee. 

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 
Maryville College. 

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 
of Tennessee. 

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 
Outlet Company. 

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 
Teachers' College. 

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 
City, Tennessee. 

Phyllis Waring, Ex. '47, is now a home economics 
major at the University of New Hampshire. 


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 
reported dead. 

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- 
ported dead. 

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 


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- 
bean-Atlantic route. 

"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- 
dinner speaking. 

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 


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. 


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 


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.