The Alumni Magazine
APRIL, 194 7
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14
8:00 a.m. — Senior Class Chapel Program
SATURDAY, MAY 17
8:00 a.m. — Chapel Service — Distribution of
SUNDAY, MAY 18
10:30 a.m. — Baccalaureate Service (Alumni
Gymnasium) — Sermon by Presi-
4:00 p.m. — Senior Music Hour (Chilhowee
7:00 p.m. — Commencement Vespers
(Alumni Gymnasium) — Address
by Margaret Shannon, Ph.B.,
M.R.E., New York. Secretary
of the Presbyterian Board of
MONDAY, MAY 19
2:30 p.m. — Baseball Game — Maryville Col'
lege vs. University of Tennessee
8:15 p.m. — Commencement Play — "The En-
chanted Cottage" by Pinero
(Maryville High School Audi-
TUESDAY, MAY 20
8:00 a.m. — Chapel Service (Alumni Gym-
nasium) — Musical and Dramatic
3:00 to 5:00 p.m. — Reception for Alumni,
Seniors, Parents of Students,
Faculty, and other Guests, by
President and Mrs. Lloyd at
the President's House
7:00 p.m. — Annual Alumni Dinner and
Business Meeting (Dining Hall)
— Election of Officers, Address
by Judge A. E. Mitchell, Ath-
letic Director at Maryville Col-
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21
8:30 a.m. — Spring Meeting of the Directors
of Maryville College
10:30 a.m. — The Graduation Exercises, 128th
Year (Alumni Gymnasium) —
Conferring of Degrees and Cer-
tificates, Address to the Gradu-
ates, by Thomas A. Graham,
B.A., B.D., Pastor of the New
Providence Presbyterian Church,
OFFICERS OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
President Henry J. Bassett, '04
Vice-President - Fred A. Griff itts, '25
Recording Secretary _ Winifred Painter, ' 1 5
Executive Secretary _ James R. Smith, '35
Class of 1947: Edward Caldwell, '22; S. E. Crawford, '12; Doris Murray, '43.
Class of 1948: Robert W. Adams, '19; Mary Gamble, '33; Mrs. Leslie Walker, '21.
Class of 1949: Mrs. Earl Blazer, '31; Mrs. Ray Foster, '20; Marvin Minear, '39.
MARYVILLE COLLEGE BULLETIN
Published by Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee
Ralph Waldo Lloyd, President
terly by Maryville College. Entered May 24,
matter. Acceptance for mailing at special
of October 3, 1917, authorized February 10,
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Dear Fellow Alumni:
Six months ago, after crossing the Pacific by air, I mailed from Shanghai a lettei which was published on I
page of the October Alumni Magazine. I am writing this from Maryville where I arrived on January 24.
Between the two letters were three months in China, one week in the Philippines, a month in India, and now
two months in the United State-. At the request of the Editor I have written for another page a summary oi
the trip and the purpose for which it was made.
The Chapel Fire
Main- ol you already know of the calamity which came to the College near midnight of March 26, when
an uncontrollable fire destroyed Elisabeth R. Voorhees Chapel. This letter, which, except this paragraph, was
written before that occurred, is about other things and 1 am letting it stand and writing a brief article elsewhere
DOUt the fire. But we arc so grieved and absorbed just now by the loss of our beloved and useful Chapel that
it is only by an effort that I resist the tendency to rewrite the letter around this one subject. It is imperative
that we undertake at once the tremendous task of rebuilding the Chapel and the Fine Arts facilities destroyed,
and I shall be saying much about that in the months ahead. May I appeal to all alumni to assist as much as they
possibly can. There was insurance but of course it could not approach the amount needed to build under
present conditions the facilities we must have.
A Vigorous College Year
One finds that the return of men students to American colleges has changed the complexion of campus life
markedly during the past two years and especially during the last year. The fact that so large a proportion of
the men are veterans makes the difference greater than would be the case otherwise. When college closed
last spring Maryville had 497 students, of whom 119 were men. When college opened for the present year
there were 833 students, of whom 433 were men; 26S of the men and five women were veterans. Most of
the G.I.'s at Maryville, as at other colleges, are doing good academic work and are fitting into the College's life
satisfactorily. There have been fewer personal adjustment problems than might have. been expected after the
fighting of a war. But, of course, the whole situation makes this a vigorous and at times a difficult year — with
facilities suddenly crowded, with available additions to faculty and staff scarce, with the revival of athletics and
other lapsed activities, with steadily increasing prices, and with echoes of all the turmoil of the postwar world.
But it was good to see the College filled again with the high quality young people whom Maryville attracts.
It Is the 128th Year
The end of the academic year, the 128th in the life of Maryville College, falls on May 21, 1947. It is not
quite accurate to say that this is the 128th Commencement or even the 128th year of college work, because dur-
ing five academic years between April, 1861 and September. 1866, the College was closed by the Civil War.
Thus, in fact, we are completing the 123rd college year of classes, but we use the full age of the College to
designate the year in progress and even the particular Commencement. On the page opposite this one is a
schedule of appointments for the 1947 Commencement, designated the 128th; it is the 17th since I began my
service as President; it is the second since the surrender of Japan ended World War II. This 128th year is
an important one in which the College is re-establishing many prewar activities, making adjustments to an
overflowing enrolment, and initiating a number of plans, of which the new curriculum is probably the most
The New Curriculum
After several years of exploration and two years of specific work, a new curriculum plan has been formu-
lated and approved by the Faculty, the President, and the Directors for use next fall. Included on another page
in this issue is a general description of the new plan.
Five facts about next year are prominently in our minds here just now:
(1) We must conduct a vigorous campaign for a new Chapel and meanwhile get along without; (2) .ill
dormitory rooms have been promised and there is a long waiting list; (3) operating prices appear to be going
up rather than coming down; (4) the new curriculum will be in its first year; (i) we must have an unusually
large number of new faculty members to care for the enrolment and the additional requirements of the new
curriculum. We are announcing some increase in tuition, from $75 to $90 a semester, and retaining an increase
in room and board made at Christmas this year. We wish no increase were necessary for we are permanently
committed to a policy of "low expense to students," but it seems necessary under present economic conditions.
ind it leaves our charges still in the lowest brackets found among American colleges. Educational statisticians
estimate that the nation's college enrolment will not reach its peak before 1950. This year there are over two
million college students, of whom more than one half are veterans, compared to a total of one and one-thud
millions, the high prewar mark. While the number of our applications is very large we think it wise to continue
for the present at least to limit the enrolment to approximately eight hundred, rather than to follow the example
of the many institutions which have taken far more students than faculty, dormitories, or laboratories warrant.
Harriet Maria Green, '26, to John Maskry, Dec., 1946.
Mary Bozony, '27, to Ransford A. Densmore, June
Thelma Henry lies, '34, to Herbert R. Dodd, October
Dorothy Elizabeth Lewis, '35, to Colby K. Hardy.
Ellouise Mills Bundy, Ex. '37, to George Franklin Dee-
bel, '35, October 5, 1946.
Dorothy E. Leaf, '37, to Wayne E. Gallant, Jan., 1947.
Sara Faye Kktrell, '39, to James Howard Schwam,
December 27 : 1946.
Pauline Jenkins, '40, to Alton Doolittle, October 12,
Lorraine Dunbar Adkins, '41, to Roger C. Graham.
Berneice Tontz, '41, to J. Brookes Smith, Jr., September
Virginia Mattis Wheeler, '41, to Harold Norman Banks,
September 28, 1946.
Ruth Lane, '42, to Robert D. Prcwett, Jan. 12, 1947.
John Howard Tmley, '42, to Jane Glass, '43, Novem-
ber 29, 1946.
Phyllis Anne Cain, '43, to Ben H. Shaver, November
Patricia Ann Carter, '43. to Alvin T. Grygotis, October
Nola Pauline Johnson, '43, to Earl H. Lamken, August
Wesley R. Lochausen, '43. to Jean Pillsbury, Feb-
ruary 22, 1947.
Natalie Virginia Yelton, '43, to Robert E. Morton, Ex.
'45, February 22, 1947.
Carl Miller, Ex. '44, to Barbara Sachs, Oct. 18, 1946.
Johnny Thornton Williams, Ex. '44, to Dorothy Jean
Kidd, December 27, 1946.
Lisette Gessert, '45, to Sam H. Pemberton, now en-
rolled, October 18, 1946.
Phyllis Henry, Ex. '45, to Tandy W. Brannon, October
Ross Honaker, now enrolled, to Marion Elizabeth
Carter, January 12, 1947.
Elizabeth Ann Watkins, Ex. '45, to Lt. Leonard Nelson
Catheart, January 7. 1947.
Margaret Moore Cross, '46, to Richard Francis Scruggs,
Ex. '45, March 18, 1947.
Frances Louise Murphy, Ex. '49, to Mack M. Rose,
February 14, 1947.
Charlotte Virginia Proffitt, '47, to Kenneth Paxton,
now enrolled, December 19. 1946.
Vera Ross, '47, to Rupert Douglas Boyatt, December
Mary Julia Turk, '47, to Rev. Robert Gnann Schwanne-
beck, December 27, 1946.
THE FRED HOPE FUND
The annual appeal for the Fred Hope Fund was
made November 27. The amount subscribed was
$1,715.35, the largest on record.
The history of this Fund goes back to 1900 when
Fred Hope was a student. He was one of a little
group of students (Fred Schell and Clinton H. Gilling-
ham were others) who felt that Maryville students
should have a direct share in financial support of the
foreign missions enterprise. They collected a fund of
$50 toward support of a native worker in China.
Fred Hope himself went to West Africa as a mission-
ary m 1907. Sometime between 1907 and 1911 the
Fund, being promoted again, was named for him. The
campaign became an annual event and the funds were
sent to Fred Hope for his use until his retirement.
His last public work was to speak in Voorhees
Chapel in behalf of this Fund on November 21, 1945.
He went back to Florida ill and died January 4, 1946.
He had then retired from active service and was not to
go back to Africa, but his appeal made a deep im-
He and President Lloyd talked of the future of
the Fund. President Lloyd told him of the desire of
the College to continue to raise a fund each year under
the name "The Fred Hope Fund." The two of them
decided that as its inception was for China and its
use had followed Fred to Africa, its future use should
be wherever the College, in consultation with the
Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, might
The 1946-1947 Fund, the first after Fred Hope's
death, is designated for China, as was the first he
helped to raise.
COLLEGE WOODS FURNISH LUMBER
The College Woods make the Maryville College
campus one of the really beautiful campuses of the
country. Their aesthetic value is large. The Col-
lege is fortunate that the "Fathers" were far-sighted
enough to add them to the front campus on which the
post-Civil-War college resumed operation. Great oak
and walnut trees and tall pines like ours do not exist
extensively in many areas now.
Occasionally there are also some financial benefits
that accrue from the College Woods. Trees become
old and need to be cut and some fall before heavy
wind; they can be made into lumber, and twice within
the past dozen years the College has engaged the
owner of a sawmill to bring his mill into the Woods
and saw lumber from trees that cannot be preserved
Last fall approximately 170,000 fe?t of lumber were
sawed and piled for curing and later use. In these
clays of lumber scarcity and exorbitant prices this plan
has unusual value.
MARYVILLE BREAKFAST AT
There will be a complimentary breakfast for all
Maryville College alumni, honorary alumni, former
students, students, parents of students, faculty, former
faculty, and directors who may be at the Presbyterian
General Assembly in Grand Rapids.
The breakfast will be on Saturday morning. May 24,
at 7:30 a.m., at "The Colony," 209 Monroe^St., N.W.
Posters will be placed at the Pantlind Hotel and at the
Auditorium. All who plan to attend should sign their
names as early as possible on one of tbiese posters.
President Lloyd will be present to report on his trip
abroad and on college plans.
BUT IN VAIN
THE CHAPEL DESTROYED BY FIRE
The pictures printed on this page, on the front cover
;md elsewhere, tell the story of the Chapel's destruc-
tion better than words can tell it. But they cannot
convey the feeling of sorrow, the sense of loss, or the
tremendous problems which this calamity has created.
It was about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, that
one of the two college students who, as janitors, lived
in a room on the ground floor of the Chapel, detected
smoke in their room, opened the door and found the
basement hall full of smoke, waked his roommate and
ran to Carnegie to telephone and obtain help. The
fire departments of Maryville and Alcoa came and with
staff and students attempted to halt the fire. But it
was no use, the flames swept through the building so
rapidly that within an hour it was in ruins. The pictures
show something of the terrible and dramatic progress
of the flames.
The evidence points to the probability that the
origin was in the floor of the main auditorium
near the main entrance doors. Various theories
about the cause have been offered, but although
the College continues to explore the possibilities no
conclusion has yet been reached. There is something
very perplexing about the fact that there have been
three fires starting at different spots in the Chapel in
less than four years. The first was on an afternoon
in December 1943: the second was just last fall, .it
about nine o'clock at night on Thanksgiving Day.
Several thousand dollars damage was done by both of
these fires. Restoration after the second fire was not
quite completed when this last destructive fire came.
The first two began high up in the building at the
platform end. Why this, a building not occupied in
the usual way and certainly nol possessing hazards com-
parable to those in buildings all over the city, should
be the scene of these three fires is a mystery indeed.
It was impossible to save anything at all. Even the
clothes of the two students who discovered the fire
were burned. The pipe organ, the Steinway Concert
Grand piano, twenty-one other pianos, a practice organ,
the furnishings of the Chapel and the studios, the
stage curtains and lights, the hymn books, the libraries
of music and recordings, over one hundred choir robes,
the band uniforms, orchestra and band instruments be-
longing to the College and to individual teachers and
students, and everything else in the building, were
destroyed. The task of replacement of equipment is
very large as this recital indicates. Already a choir
robe fund has been initiated by Mrs. Ralph W. Lloyd
and gifts are being received for these, for other equip-
ment, and for a new chapel.
The four walls that were left standing have now
been taken down and moved away by a contractor en-
gaged for the purpose. It was found that it would not
pay to attempt to reuse the walls or even the brick.
Barber and McMurry. Architects, Knoxville, have
been engaged to draw plans for rebuilding, facts
being brought together, preliminary sketches will be
ready soon, decisions will be made by the Dire.
and the necessary financial campaign will be outlined
and organized. Meanwhile alumni are asked to stand
by ready to help. The love and prayers of all Mary-
ville men and women are needed just now.
NEW OFFICE EQUIPMENT
We have just received a new Addressograph com
plete with plate cutter, trays and cabinets. If the
address to which this Magazine is mailed is not correct
in every detail, please let us know immediately. ft'
you expect to have a new address by next October,
please let us have it together with the date it is to
INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS REVIVED
It was not practicable, or even possible, to engage in
intercollegiate athletics between the college year of
1942-1943 and the present year. But the teams came
back with the men. Maryville College authorities be-
lieve that a well balanced intercollegiate athletic pro-
gram has a valuable place in the total physical educa-
tion plan of the institution. They do not believe in
the practice of subsidisation now so general in colleges
as well as universities and Maryville teams are strictly
amateur teams made up of men who are in college on
exactly the same basis as are other students. There
are none of the concessions or enticements commonly
called "athletic scholarships." Because of this policy
the College does not at present belong to an athletic
conference, having withdrawn before the war because
all of the existing conferences now permit subsidisa-
tion. Maryville is working with Sewanee and a few
others for a genuinely amateur conference.
A college without subsidisation as an inducement
to athletes is admittedly at a disadvantage. But Mary-
ville is getting along all right.
In football our team won nine straight games in
the regular season, was invited to play in the Tangerine
Bowl game at Orlando, Florida, on New Year's Day
and there lost the only game of the year. Following
are the schedule and scores.
September 21 Maryville — 33 Hiwassee —
September 28 Maryville — 14 Tenn. Wesleyan —
October 5 Maryville — 19 Centre —
October 18 Maryville— 25 E. Tenn. State— 2
October 26 Maryville — 19 Emory 6? Henry — 6
November 2 Maryville — 20 Mid. Tenn. State — 6
November 9 Maryville — 7 _ _ Sewanee —
November 16 Maryville — 3 3 Carson-Newman — 7
November 22 Maryville — 41 Tusculum —
January 1 Maryville — 6 Catawba — 31
The results in basketball were not so impressive but
were good, especially in view of the fact that the squad
was composed almost wholly of new men and there
was little chance for work together until after the
long Christmas vacation that ended at the middle of
January. Following are the results:
Maryville — 49 Hiwassee — 34
Maryville— 75 Johnson Bible College— 22
Maryville — 54 Emory and Henry — 38
Maryville — 36 East Tennessee State — 52
Maryville — 50 Tusculum — 52
Maryville — 40 _ Lincoln Memorial — 43
Maryville— 40 Vanderbilt B Team — 41
Maryville — 4 1 Carson-Newman — 4 3
Maryville — 58 Tennessee Wesleyan — 39
Maryville — ^6 East Tennessee State — 49
Maryville — 44 Carson-Newman — 28
Maryville — 5 5 Hiwassee — 4 3
Maryville — 46 Lincoln Memorial — 42
Maryville — 58 _ _ Emory and Henry — 46
Maryville— 37 Tusculum— 40
For many years the Maryville wrestling team has
been a strong contender among colleges and universities
of all sises. The current season was no exception, even
though the final count was five matches won, one lost,
and two tied. Here are the scores: Maryville — 26,
Georgia Tech — 10; Maryville — 18, Chattanooga — 16;
Maryville — 21, Vanderbilt — 9; Maryville — 13, Auburn
—19; Maryville— 27, Vanderbilt— 3 ; Maryville— 29,
Appalachian Teachers — 5; Maryville — 18, Georgia Tech
—18; Maryville — 14, Chattanooga — 14.
Baseball, Track, and Tennis
As this goes to press the baseball team has played
Maryville — 1 Michigan State — 10
Maryville — 10 _ Hiwassee — 7
Maryville — 7 Western Carolina Teachers —
Maryville — 9 _ Ohio Wesleyan — 3
Maryville — 8 _ Hiwassee — 5
Maryville — 9 _ Tusculum — 4
Maryville — 3 _ University of Tennessee — 1
Maryville — 1 3 _ Hiwassee — 1
The remainder of the schedule is as follows:
April 21 Tusculum — (there)
April 23 East Tennessee State — (here)
April 28 Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (there)
April 29 Cumberland University (there)
May 2 Emory and Henry — (here)
May 5 Tennessee Polytechnic Institute — (here)
May 8 Emory and Henry — (there)
May 9 East Tennessee State (there)
May 12 Western Carolina Teachers — (there)
May 13 Western Carolina Teachers — (there)
May 19 University of Tennessee — (here)
A track team is on the field and has three meets
scheduled, April 19 — University of Tennessee, April
26 — Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, and May 3 — State
A tennis team is being developed and will play
Lincoln Memorial University here on May 10. It is
expected that about three other matches will be
Under provisions of the Mead Act, the College has
obtained two temporary buildings to supplement
present facilities for the training of veterans. These
buildings are being constructed from surplus buildings
located at Camp Forrest, Tullahoma, Tennessee. The
work of tearing down the structures, transporting
them to Maryville and setting them up again on the
College campus is being carried on by a contracting
firm employed by the Federal Works Agency, with
no cost to the College.
One of the buildings, a six-room frame structure
25 by 45 feet in sise, has been erected south of
Anderson Hall, near the site of the old heating plant.
Although originally intended to furnish additional of-
fice space, this building is being used temporarily for
music students and practice rooms. Painted inside and
outside, it presents a surprisingly neat appearance, in
view of the materials used and the temporary nature
of the building.
A larger structure, 60 by 85 feet in sise, is being
erected between Science and Bartlett Halls. It will
serve as a supplementary gymnasium and recreational
building. The contract calls for a new maple floor
to be laid over the present rough floor, and a clearance
of 20 feet between floor and ceiling, with no interior
supports. This building will furnish additional much-
needed floor space for intramural athletics and other
Each of these buildings is to be equipped at govern-
ment expense, provided such surplus equipment is
available. The office building will have desks, type-
writers, chairs, tables and file cabinets. The gym-
nasium will be equipped with various items of gym-
nasium apparatus. Although temporary in nature,
these buildings should serve well for several years, and
will be invaluable in the present emergency.
Three other temporary buildings were approved by
the Federal Office of Education for Maryville College,
a building with music practice rooms, a recreation
center, and a dramatic art studio and workshop. The
appropriation for this purpose, however, has become
exhausted, so it is not likely the additional buildings
will be available.
ALPHA GAMMA SIGMA
Six members of the class of 1946 were elected to
membership in Alpha Gamma Sigma, local scholarship
honor society. In December, 1945, Carol Titus, now
Mrs. Donald Hardy with residence in India; and in
February, 1946, Olinde K. Ahrcns, Margaret M. Cross.
now Mrs. Richard Scruggs, Catherine Sisk, now Mrs.
Harold Kidder, Jane Trotter, and Betty Wells.
Of the class of 1947, nine members have been elect-
ed to membership, three in December.
Betty C. Congleton, Mary Julia Turk, now Mrs.
Robert Schwannebeck, Vera Ross, now Mrs. Rupert
Boyatt, and in February: Jayne Shouse, Mary C. Case,
Lilybel Gunn, Alnri Lancaster. Carolyn Ulrich, and
The 1946 Recognition Day Address was delivered by
Dr. Archibald Henderson of the University of North
Carolina on April 30.
The 1947 address was by Dr. Alwin Thaler of
the University of Tennessee on April 23.
Mrs. R. N. Hood (Sarah M. Henry, '77) died in
Knoxville, August 21, 1946. She had held the honor
of being the oldest living graduate of Maryville Col-
lege for a number of years. The honor now falls to
Mrs. Arthur Cort (Nellie Eugenia Bartlett, '78).
Mrs. D. A. Heron (Sue Sloan Walker, '83) died at
Maryville, Tennessee, August 22, 1946. The Shannon-
dale Church here was the first pastorate of her husband
(also a Maryville graduate) , but very soon they moved
to Ohio and finally to Wooster where Jessie. Louise,
Ruth, and David took their college degrees. On the
death of Mr. Heron the family returned to Maryville
where Dorothy took her B.A. degree and where, in
1919, Jessie Sloan Heron became a member of the
English teaching staff of the College.
Will E. Parham, Ex. '80, died at his home in M r
ville on December 28, 1946.
Andrew Lamar Campbell, "90, died March 19, 1946.
Mason A. Bartlett. Ex. '95, died January. 1947, at
Doctor's Hospital. Maryville, after several week- of ill-
ness. He was the son of Dr. P. M. Bartlett. former
president of Maryville College, .ind is survived bv his
brother. Dr. W. T. Bartlett. '01.
Leo Alexander, '97, died December 26. 1943.
William Divine Hammontree. '01, died on August
19, 1946, after a month's illness.
Rev. and Mrs. William Preston Peyton, Ex. '15, were
found dead on their garage floor in Arlington. Virginia,
February 5, 1947. Evidently they were killed bv gas
fumes from their car as they were attempting to tie
ige on their radiator. Mr. Peyton was rector of
tin- Epiphany and Grace Churches in the Northern
section of Arlington.
Isabel Stuart Mitchell. '05, after many successful
years as a teacher in New Haven, Connecticut, died
On i Vtoher 28. 1946.
DEATHS— ( Continued )
Dr. Earl R. North, '01, died suddenly on November
28, 1946, in Cincinnati. He was also a graduate of
Auburn Seminary. After serving pastorates in Ash-
tabula, Ohio, and Shelbyville, Indiana, he entered Y.
M.C.A. work during the first World War. Since 1925
he has been the Executive Secretary of the Presbytery
of Cincinnati and Stated Clerk since 1933. In 1940-41
he was chairman of the Budget Committee of the
Board of National Missions. He was for some years
Secretary of the Ohio Presbyterian Historical Society.
He wrote the volume, "The History of Presbyterianism
in Ohio Valley."
Mrs. Frank S. Min.ink (Clarabel Smith, '23) died
on February 7, 1947.
Rev. William Clyde Wilson, '23, was killed on
Sunday, January 19. 1947, in an automobile accident.
He lived in Middle-town, Wisconsin, and was the Stated
Clerk of the Synod. He had been released from his
pastorate to do special promotional work for the
James Edward Sprouse, '30, was killed by two
young hitchhikers on January 6, 1947.
The officers of the Atlantic Highlanders for this
year are: Homer E. McCann, '32, (Washington Area)
President, Mrs. Luther Hammond (New York Area)
Vice President, Mrs. Wayne E. Gallant, '37 (Phila-
delphia Area) Secretary-Treasurer. Mrs. Gallant feels
that there are a good many Highlanders in the Atlantic
States who are not on their list, and suggests that any
who have not received notices of their meetings write
her for inclusion in their program. Her address is
101 Walnut Street, Westville, N. J. Their meeting this
year is to be in Washington, D. C.
SUMMER EVENTS AT THE COLLEGE
May 2 1 : Commencement
June 5 — 10: Senior Young People's Conference of
Knoxville Presbytery of the Presbyterian
Church in the U. S. (Southern)
June 11 — 18: Senior Young People's Conference of
Union, Holston, and Chattanooga Pres-
byteries of the Presbvterian Church in
the U. S. A.
June 24 — 27: Annual Meeting and Conference of the
Synod, Synodical Society, and West-
minster Fellowship of Mid-South of the
Presbyterian Church in the U. S. A.
June 30 — July?: Junior High Camp of Union and
Chattanooga Presbyteries of the Presby-
terian Church in the U. S. A.
August 26: New Students Report for the Opening
AROUND THE WORLD
ON A MISSION TO CHINA
Ralph W. Lloyd
The October issue of the Alumni Magazine carried
reports that I was in China as a member of a deputa-
tion sent out by the Board of Foreign Missions of the
Presbyterian Church in the U. S. A. I had left Mary-
ville on August 21; I returned on January 24. The
Editor has asked me to write a sketch of the mission and
American Air Lines to New York, United Air Lines
to San Francisco, Naval Air Transport Service to
Shanghai, landing at Pearl Harbor, Johnston Island,
Kwajalein, Guam, and Okinawa, and arriving in
Shanghai on August 30. Rev. Dr. Lloyd S. Ruland,
of New York, Secretary for China of the Presbyterian
Board of Foreign Missions, and I crossed the Pacific
together. After ten days we were joined by two
other members of our Deputation, Dr. William J.
Barnes, a physician of Englewood, New Jersey, and
Rev. Dr. John B. Weir, of Dehra Dun, India, Secre-
tary of our India Council. On September 16 we
started a two months' tour of the interior of China.
Three of us flew north on a plane of the China Na-
tional Aviation Corporation (48% Pan American and
using American pilots) over the Communist lines to
Tsinan, the capital of Shangtung and seat of Cheeloo
University and other important work in which our
Church participates. After two days we flew on
to Peking where we were joined by Dr. Weir and by
Dr. Walline and Dr. Wells of our China Emergency
Executive Committee, and later by Miss Margaret
Shannon, of New York, the fifth member of our
Deputation, who had crossed the Pacific by ship.
Miss Shannon is Secretary for Women's Work of the
Board of Foreign Missions. Thus our study was well
After two weeks we went by air south to Nanking,
then, after two more weeks, west to Hankow and
south to Changsha, Siangtan, Hengyang, Chenhsien,
and Canton. At the middle of November we flew
back to Shanghai for three weeks of conferences with
Chinese Christians and missionaries from all parts of
China, as at other principal cities we had held con-
ferences with leaders from points distant from those
cities. By the end of the first week of December our
report to the Board had been formulated and the
Deputation started home by various routes.
I had made plans to extend my visitation to our
mission work in the Philippines and India. So I flew
to Manila and through the good agencies of our mis-
sionary leaders visited a number of our important
centers in the Islands. A week later I flew back to
Shanghai, then westward across China, via Kunming,
over the Hump and Burma to Calcutta. Then fol-
lowed a month of intensive visitation across the North
India and Punjab Missions, Christmas with Dr. Weir at
Dehra Dun, and arrival at Karachi on the west coast
in time to take a BOAC (British) seaplane for London.
We flew by day and put up by night at Basra, Iraq,
at Cairo, Egypt, and at Marseilles, France. On suc-
cessive days our flying boat landed on the Euphrates
River, the Nile River, the Mediterranean, and the
English Channel. After three days in London I took
an American Overseas Airlines "Constellation" for
Ireland, Newfoundland, and New York, leaving Lon-
don at 2:40 p.m. and landing at LaGuardia Field at
3:20 a.m. (of course turning the clock back several
times enroute) . Next day I flew home and was given
.i hearty welcome by family, students, Faculty, and
neighbors. 1 had been gone five months and three
days, had circled the globe, had travelled 36,000 miles
of which 32,000 were by air, had been free of accident
and illness. I lost fifteen pounds of weight and three
inches of waistline but could well spare both. My
present fear is that I may gain them back.
In Shanghai I saw Orrin R. "Hornybuck" Magill,
ex. '09, who was a member of the famous football team
of 1906 and has long been in YMCA work in China.
In Peking my host was Wallace C. Merwin, ex. '27,
who is serving as chairman of our Presbyterian work in
North China. In Manila I stayed in the same build-
ing with Alexander Christie, '36, who is treasurer of
our work in that country, and I visited the grave of Dr.
Charles N. Magill, '99, who died while interned by the
Japanese during the war after almost a half century of
notable missionary work in the Philippines. In Ferose-
pur, India, I saw Dr. Dorothy Lee Ferris, '28, who is
in charge of the hospital and a large medical program
there. And elsewhere I was in touch with other
Maryville people or learned of their work.
Our purpose in going has been somewhat in evidence
in the review of the trip itself. But I must write
more. Sending out deputations to survey and report
on war-torn countries where the Churches have had
missionary work has been a rather general postwar pro-
cedure. The Presbyterian Church in the U. S. A. has
so far sent three — one to Europe, one to the Philip-
pines and Siam, and one to China — and is planning at
least one more, to Japan and Korea. Some other
denominations have been doing likewise. In China we
met several such representatives.
China is the country in which our Church has had
its most extensive work. I was asked to go partly
because of our considerable participation in Christian
colleges and schools there and because of Maryville
College's Christian program and missionary spirit. Our
three months' inquiry included more than ?,000 miles
of travel within China, visitation to mission stations,
missionaries, churches, Chinese church leaders, colleges
and other schools, hospitals, cities and villages, public
officials, such Christian institutions as the YMCA, and
other enterprises and people related to the Church's
task or useful in forming estimates and judgments. We
attended important meetings of the General Council of
the Church of Christ in China and the National
Christian Council. We conferred with the American
Ambassador to China, Dr. J. Leighton Stuart, with
( reneral Marshall, with Madam Chiang Kai shek,
with the American Consul Generals in Shanghai and
elsewhere, and with various Chinese officials. We
brought to such centers as Changsha. Canton, and
Shanghai representatives of outlying districts we could
not visit, for report and counsel. We held a two week
planning .-(inference with more than sixty Chinese
Christian leaders and missionaries from throughout
Out of this process our Deputation formulated tor
our Board of Foreign Missions a report and an extend-
ed body of recommendations under the following nine
heads: Administrative Organization, The Lite and Work
of th< Church and Women's Work Within the Church,
Educational Work, Medial Work, Cooperative Work,
Personnel, The Restoration Fund, Finance Report,
Since my return home I have been to New York
twice for presentations of this report. The Hoard 1
adopted some of the recommendations and is consider-
ing the others as rapidly as possible. The two great
problems ahead are those of finding sufficient funds and
sufficient missionaries to do what needs to be done in
China and in other countries as well. For example,
in the China educational field alone we now have obli-
gations in five universities, two medical colleges, two
or more theological seminaries, three regional training
schools for women church workers, ten or more other
training schools for women workers, ten or more
nurses training schools, thirty senior and junior middle
schools, one school for the blind and one for the
deaf, to say nothing of our direct or indirect relation
to several hundred elementary schools and kinder-
gartens, and our opportunity to place missionary per-
sonnel in Government universities and other institu-
tions. Some of the Christian schools lost their build-
ings in the war, all lost practically their entire equip-
ment, all have insufficient faculty and especially
Christian faculty, and all have inadequate operating
funds. Add to this the vast needs of the churches,
chapels, and medical centers, and the demands are
The call is the more imperative because the way is
open to Christian work in China. Missionaries are
welcome and wanted by officials and common people,
by Christians and non-Christians alike. Christian ed-
ucational and medical institutions are earnestly desired
and overwhelmingly patronised. There is serious
conflict in China and if the Communists should over-
throw the Government the attitude toward Christian
missions would be uncertain. But such an overthrow
is not expected and the overwhelming body of Chinese
leaders urgently ask our western Churches to continue
and increase their work. The end of the foreign mis-
sionary enterprise in China (or elsewhere) will not be
in our generation, with ninety-nine per cent of Chinese
people yet to be won for Christ and a nation with
one fourth of the world's population to be made
Christian. There is no more challenging opportunitv
for the investment of money or of life. There is
no more rewarding service open to the youth of our
American churches and colleges.
Similar words may be written concerning the Philip-
pines and India. Our own son, Hal. who graduated
from Maryville in 1943 and from McCormick Seminarv
in 1946, is now a special-term missionary in the
Philippines under our Foreign Board (I left Manila
two weeks before he arrived and so missed seeing him
India was not over run by war but she face- a new-
crisis as she face- independence. Courage and patience
will be needed by the Christian community there and
by the sending Churches. The Philippine-; have an
immense physical rebuilding program ahead for the
war destroyed whole cities. China suffered less from
property destruction than might have been expected,
but the damage is very deep. The Japanese invasion
lasted eight long years. People are still hurt and
fatigued. The Chinese Church remains vital but it
was weakened and disorganized. Restoration and
long range encouragement and assistance are essential.
Our mission was to discover how much and how
soon and how! The American Church's mission is to
find a way to rebuild and renew and reinforce the
Christian enterprise all around the world! And Mary-
ville has always had a share in that kind of mission.
HERE AND THERE
Lura Jane Lyle in December fell and broke her hip. She was
with Mrs. Hubert Lyle, Washington College, Tenn., and is
now at the Valley of the Moon Rest Home, Celo, North
lone Peacock has retired from teaching and is at home in
W. B. Johnston, Ex. '10, visited the campus in April, 1947.
Dr. and Mrs. Edward G. Seel (Miriam Rood, '13) have gone
to San German, Puerto Rico, where Dr. Seel becomes the
President of the Polytechnic Institute.
A December, 1946, issue of Time Magazine carried an
article (and picture) on the work of Albert F. Murray with
the Guided Missile Division of the National Defense Research
Committee during the War. The text dealt with debunking
the death ray rumors.
Alexander Bryan Caldwell is now in charge of the Minnesota
and Wisconsin field in the Bureau of Indian Service, De-
partment of the Interior.
Coy Edward McCurry is teaching mathematics in the Detroit
Institute of Technology.
Keith T. Postlethwaite is now taking graduate work at Prince-
ton Theological Seminary.
Mrs. Carroll Stegall (Sara Valdes, Ex. '16) and her husband
may be forced to return from their long term of service as
missionaries to the Belgian Congo because of a fractured
vertebra suffered by her in a fall and the continued illness
of her husband.
Lois C. Wilson continues with her mission work at Nabotiyeh,
Lebanon. A recent letter corrects earlier information re-
ported in the Magazine to the effect that she had received
the Ph. D. degree from the Hartford Seminary Foundation.
She reports that the opportunity to return to her work in
Syria came before she had finished her requirements; and
since such opportunities were rare during war years, she
left her work uncompleted and returned to her mission post.
She was given special permission to finish the work on the
field, but has not found the time to do it.
Friends will sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. Glen A. Lloyd in
the death on March 27 of their daughter, Ann Baldwin,
who was born January 3, 1947.
Aubrey Williams, Ex. '18, has been elected President of the
Alabama Farmers Union and is publisher of the Southern
Edward S. Campbell, Ex. '19. is now Pastor of the Hyde Park
Presbyterian Church of Tampa, Florida.
Chester A. Moore (Prep. '19) has moved from the pastorate
of the Reformed Church, New Hyde Park, Long Island, to
Bethany Church, First Avenue and Sixty-seventh street,
Homer G. Weisbecker and his family are delighted with their
new home, a $25,000 Manse built by the Church at Sullivan,
Ernest Edmund Loft is now devoting his full time to Bible teach-
ing and evangelism. He has been Stated Clerk for Duluth
Presbytery for the past five years, ond for the past twelve
years the Pastor at Virginia, Minnesota.
Melvin B. Ricks, Ex. '21, after teaching at various high schools
and at Compton Junior College, University of Wisconsin,
and St. John's Military Academy has become Director of
the Probation Office at Long Beach, California.
Floyd R. Watt, on November 1 , beame Pastor of Baker's Creek,
Cloyd's Creek, and Holston Presbyterian Churches in a
newly established parish program in Blount County, Ten-
Mrs. Roy L. Ferguson (Rachel Higginbotham) has received
the M. S. degree in Nutrition in Public Health at Western
Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
Sam Horace Franklin, Jr. sailed on the Meigs Ship for Tokyo,
Japan, March 14, 1947.
James Neal Hardin (Major) has published "New York To
Oberpian" (McQuiddy Press, Nashville) comprising material
from his journal kept from the time of his departure from
New York in January, 1944, until his return from the
ETO. He was the speaker in Maryville at the V. F. W.
meeting, February 27.
Mrs. W. L. Harmon (Alma Grace Regnemer) is doing sub-
stitute teaching in Mingo Junction, Ohio.
C. E. Cathey is now Pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church,
Fort Smith, Ark.
Garnet Rosamond Leader has returned to the United States
after fifteen months in the Philippines and Japan with the
Robert W. Bishop, Dean of Men at the University of Cincin-
nati, received the Omicron Delta Kappa Society's occas-
ional distinguished service award and $300 in cash for
noteworthy service to the society. The citation noted that
he was the seventh to receive the Society's highest recogni-
tion since its founding on the campus of Washington and Lee
University in 1914 He is probably also the youngest recipi-
ent. The citation praised him for largely carrying on the
ODK national affairs during the war emergency and de-
scribed him as a "scholar recognized in academic circles
throughout the country, a fine Christian gentleman whose
philosophy of life sets a high standard for the young men
associated with him . . ."
Charles S. Dickerson is now connected with Edgar T. Ward and
Harriet Green is in Kissimmee, Florida, recuperating from a
serious operation in India.
Earl Riskey, Ex. '26, visited the campus in April, 1947.
Mrs. F. W. Sullinger (Virginia Paulsell) is Dean of the
academic department of the Katherine Gibbs School in
Providence, R. I.
Mrs. Edward Gordon Cornelius (Annie May Fisher) has just
had twenty-five of her paintings exhibited by the Sunbury,
Pa., Art Association. The critics said that they "display
a masterly and bold technique that is wholly satisfying to
John C. Crawford, Jr., was elected Grand Master of the Grand
Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons of Tennessee, at the
closing session of their annual meeting in Nashville.
Mrs. Irene Brown Maxwell is teaching at Halls High School
in Knox County, Tenn.
Jack C. Cotton has an ambitious schedule: he will continue his
work with the U. S. Navy Underwater Sound Laboratories
on a two day a week basis, develop a subsistence homestead,
do free lance writing, speaking, and speech correction work.
O. R. Peterson is coach in the Morganton (North Carolina)
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Spainhour (Mildred G. Erwin, Ex. '31),
are now living in Valdese, N. C, where he is Superintendent
of the Schools.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Welsh (Mildred Renegar, '28) visited
the campus in November, 1 946.
Alvin McCann is teaching chemistry and physics in the
Williamsport Dickinson Junior College, Williamsport, Pa.
Lynn B. Rankin has gone from the Bellevue Church, Gap, Pa.,
to the First Presbyterian Church of Pikeville, Ky.
Richard Strain (M.D.) is at Boston City Hospital on a study
grant from the Harvard and Rockefeller Foundation on
The Presbyterian Church of Gallipolis, Ohio, has accepted the
resignation of Cecil Marley in order that he may continue
as a chaplain in the Navy.
Sam F. Broughton, Ex. '32, says in a recent letter, "If you can
direct any of the old graduates down this way, be sure and
have them look me up. It's always a treat to meet anyone
from Maryville." Sam runs a Standard Oil Service Station
and garage at Rock Hill, South Carolina (1030 Park Ave.)
Lee Callaway was elected "Young Man Of The Year" by
Ralph B. Teffeteller says of his present work, "It's one of the
most exciting jobs I've ever held." He is with the Henry
Street Settlement, Main House, 265 Henry Street, N. Y. C.
Mrs. M. M. Crotwell (Frances Mingea) is supervisor of the
Red Cross office in Bessemer, Alabama.
Mary Cornwell is now Home Demonstration Agent of Cherokee
County, N. C.
Virginia Ross Donnahoe is a private duty nurse at Hermann
Hospital, Houston, Texas. She has two children — Paul, 3
years, and Patricia, 7 months.
Mrs. Aloysius Walsh (Eunice Grant) has two children (not
before reported here) Craig Grant, born 1942, and Virginia
Marianne, born 1945.
Malcolm Gwaltney, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Salt
Lake City, Utah, has the largest Protestant church in the
State with 1 064 members.
Mr. Heydon Lampe, Ex. '34, is Moderator of his Presbytery,
A. Randolph Shields is now Associate Fisheries Biologist for the
State of North Carolina, with headquarters at Waynesville.
He is manager of fisheries in twenty-five western counties,
consisting of small mouth bass and trout waters, with five
hatcheries, six management areas, and 2000 miles of
John Edward Talmage will soon return to his mission post in
Harry P. Walrond has just been installed as Pastor of the
Greencastle, Indiana, Presbyterian Church, on release from
the Army as a chaplain.
Arthur R. Kaufman is now Paster of the Allison Park, Pa.
Mrs. Troy Organ (Lorena May Dunlap) is now living in
Pittsburgh where her husband is a member of the faculty
of Pa. College for Women. They have two children:
Kent, seven and Nancy, three.
Leland Shanor is now teaching in the University of Illinois.
Merritt O. Slawson (Capt.) and his wife (Katherine Mont-
gomery, '37), are now living in Bossier, Louisiana.
Junius W. Birchard, Ex. '36, is with the sales department of
the American Saw Mill Machinery Company, Hackettstown,
G. Edward Friar, Ex. '36, has announced forming the law
partnership with Robert H. Bishop, and Charles D. Lockett
Ralph M. Llewellyn has accepted the call to the First Pres-
byterian Church, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Clifford T. Morgan is serving as Chairman of the Department
of Psychology at Johns Hopkins University and is director of
Systems Research, a project under contract with the Office
of Naval Research on the improvement of design of radar
and communications equipment through psychological re-
search on its use by human operators. He has been re-
cently elected President of the Division of Physiological
Psychology of the American Psychological Association and
has been appointed Consulting Editor of the Journal of
Comparative Physiological Psychology.
Harold J. Quigley is now Pastor of the Ninth Presbyterian
Church, Troy, N. Y.
William S. Quigley has been released from the chaplaincy and
returned to his Pastorate, Flatbush Church, Brooklyn, N. Y.
James G. Saint, Jr., is pastor of the First Presbyterian Church,
William M. Carlton, Ex. '37, is now Assistant Professor of
Botany at the University of Georgia, where he plans to con-
tinue his studies.
Ethel Lillian Cassel is a candidate for the degree of M. R. E.
at Princeton Seminory.
Mrs. Wayne E. Gallant (Dorothy Leaf) is a chemist in the
Lankenau Hospital Research Institute, doing microbiologi-
cal assay work.
Sometimes we get poetry from George Kent, Jr., at Louisiana
State University, where he is director of the research labora-
tories, working on reproduction in the golden hamster. His
papers have appeared on the program before the American
Society of Zoologists, Boston; Louisiana Academy of Sciences;
annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biolo-
gists, Atlanta, Ga. George's poetry and his laboratory work
are equally interesting.
Mrs. Crichton McNeal (Josephine Winner) is now living in
Salt Lake City, Utah, where her husband is connected with
the Medical School of the University of Utah. They lost a
son soon after birth in January.
Walter K. Maude is now Pastor of the Guerrant Memorial
Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Kentucky.
Ernest A. Phillips, Ex. '37, has been released from the chaplaincy
and is now Rector of the Christ Church, Luray, Virginia.
Mrs. Harold M. Truebger (Mary Porter Hatch I is in Memphis,
Tenn., where Harold is a patient of the Kennedy General
Hospital (Veterans) as the result of injuries received in
Africa last year.
Mrs. John W. Camp (Ruby Ellen Brown) is now teaching school
in Reedy, W. Va.
Mrs. Edward Galbreath (Martha Watson) had, since last July,
been doing work in the office of Secretary of State, Jomes
F. Byrnes, before he was succeeded by General George
J. Gid Johnson, Jr., Ex. '38, was elected direct representative
of Monroe County, Tenn., after he was discharged from
his four year stretch in the Army where he had attained
the rank of Major.
A Christmas letter from Donald Rugh and his wife (Joy
Pinneo, '39) from Muttra, India, where Donald is manager
of the Clancy High School, reported that they were in the
hills at work on the language. They hoped to get started
on their new staff houses and the school expansion soon.
Simpson E. Spencer, Jr., after 23 months overseas as supply
officer on Oahu, Tinian, and Okinawa, with the Seabees, has
returned to Proctor and Gamble in Cincinnati as a buyer and
is working on a B. S. in Commerce at the Evening College
of the University of Cincinnati.
The Boston Agency of the Mutual Life Insurance Co., of New
York, under the management of Leland T. Waggoner, led
the Company's seventy-seven agencies in volume of insurance
sold in January, according to an announcement from the
office of Roger Hull, Vice President and Manager of
William L. Wood is practicing medicine ot Boonville, North
Carolina. He was on the campus for Homecominq last
Warren Ashby and his wife (Helen Bewley, '40) ore living
in Chapel Hill, N. C, where Warren is teaching two courses
in ethics and one in the history of philosophy.
John Knox Coit is in the Department of Philosophy at Sompson
College, Sampson, New York.
Robert L. Lucero and his wife (Ruth Raulston, '401 visited
the campus in October.
William O Magill, Jr., Chicago, is choirman of the Depart-
ment of Social Education and Action of his Presbytery.
Gordon Bennett is studying dromatics at the University of
North Corolina, Chapel Hill.
Erwin Ritzman, Jr., is now Boys' Work Secretary in the Ithaca
N. Y., Y. M. C. A.
John W. Wintermute has accepted a call to the Waldensian
John B. Astles is enrolled in San Francisco Theological Sem-
inory, working toward a Master of Sacred Theology degree.
Frank Brink is Director of the Anchorage Little Theatre,
Anchorage, Alaska. His son, David Jonathan, was the first
baby born there in 1946. His picture was carried on the
front page of The Forty Ninth State, Published in Anchor-
age, as Mr. 1947.
Mrs. W. Buell Evons (Margaret Peters) is employed as a
physician by the Western Electric Company of Chicago.
David M. Humphreys has been released from the chaplaincy
and is now at Upper Newton Falls, Mass.
Mrs. James N. Kendall (Elsie Cornell) is teaching Home
Economics and Science at New Florence, Penn.
Little Ersa Carole Patterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hyder
Patterson (Ersa Wilson, Ex. '41) recently won the grand
champion award in the Blount County baby show. She was
judged the best all-round baby in popularity, beauty, and
Arthur Peterson and his wife (Marianna M. Allen) have been
attending Scarritt College, in Nashville, taking advanced
specialized training in religious education.
Lily Pinneo writes from Lagos, Nigeria, British West Africa,
where she arrived on December 27, 1946, after an airplane
trip from New York to Gander, N. F., to Paris, Fr., to Algiers
and Nigeria Africa. She says, "It (Lagos) is quite a city
with electricity, autos, running water, and sewerage, swarm-
ing with black people. Getting on a bus here is like getting
on a subway in New York City at the 5:00 p. m. rush".
Until June she will be in language school.
Mrs. Raymond E. Pittman (Margaret Lodwick) writes from
Brazil where she and her husband have gone as missionaries.
They are at present in Sao Salvador, Bahia, while Margaret
studies Portugese. In March they expect to go to Caia-
ponia, Goiaz, which is their field. On the way they will stop
to see Robert Lodwick, '36, in Jatai, Goiaz.
Robert B. Short is a graduate student in parasitology in the
University of Michigan.
Mrs. J. Brookes Smith, Jr. (Bernice Tontz) returned from
overseas Dec. 23, 1945, after a stay in Persia as an Army
nurse, and was discharged Feb. 3, 1946. She is now living
in Roanoke, Virginia.
Jack L. Zerwas is serving as part time assistant minister at
the First Church, Brooklyn, while doing graduate study at
Union Theological Seminary.
Frank Moore Cross is an assistant to the minister of the Second
Church, Baltimore, while attending Johns Hopkins Uni-
Bonnie Hayes is with the American Board of Missions in
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Mrs. John B. Lewis (Marian Jenkins) went from college into
the research laboratory of Sharp & Dohme. After her
marriage she went to the same work for the Sharpies Cor-
poration of Philadelphia where she was in charge of the
photomicrographic work and did assignments on the Man-
hattan Project which resulted in the atomic bomb, receiving
citation for her part in it. In August she retired to house-
keeping on "Evergreen Acres", the Lewis five acre farm,
where she is growing vegetables and chickens. Her husband
is Director of Research for the S. F. Durst Company, Phil-
Louise Marshall is continuing her voice studies in New York.
Charles McCammon (M. D.) and his wife attended the wedding
of Wesley Lochausen (M. D.), Feb. 22, 1947, in Corpus
Allan George Moore who is now Pastor of the Grove Presby-
terian Church, Aberdeen, Maryland, reports the morale
boosting experience of meeting many Maryville people while
a chaplain in the Pacific.
Elizabeth Pascoe was expected home in March from her sta-
tion in the Philippines with the Red Cross.
John Howard Tinley is employed by the Gulf Refining Company,
Philadelphia, after service with the Marines in the S. Pacific
and with the R. O. T. S. as an instructor.
Henry Wick is attending the University of Pennsylvania Law
Edward F. Wierzalis received the M. D. degree from Temple
Medical College and is in internship at Kings County Hos-
pital, Brooklyn, New York.
Marian Avakian is employed by the Board of Foreign Missions,
1 56 Fifth Avenue, New York. She has announced her
engagement to marry the Rev. John E. Slater, Jr., Pastor
of the First Presbyterian Church, Greenwich, N. Y., in June.
Joseph C. Dickinson is now in New York City studying Art.
Charles A. Foreman is attending law school at the University
of Pittsburgh and commuting on week ends to Tionesta,
Pa., where his wife (Marion Magill) and daughter Susan are
Marjorie Elise Gugger was a member of the entering class of
the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadel-
phia, September, 1946.
Mrs. R. Archer Hobson (Martha Moore) is living in Nashville,
where her husband is with the Cellophane Division of the
DuPont Company. They have a two year old son, Robert
Donald Ray Hopkins visited the campus last fall with his
new bride. He has been installed as the Pastor of the
Richwood (Walton, Ky.) and Union Churches (Union, Ky.)
Grace Jarnagin is head nurse in Phipps, the Psychiatric clinic
of Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Cornelia Jones is a civilian employee with the U. S. Army at
Hickman Field, Hawaii.
Lois King received the M. R. E. from Biblical Seminary in May,
1946. She is now taking special courses for agricultural
mission work at Cornell University, and expects to go to
foreign mission work this summer.
Mrs. Earl H. Lamken (Nola Pauline Johnson) is working on a
master degree at San Francisco Theological Seminary while
her husband pursues a similar degree in music.
Hal B. Lloyd is on a three year term of missionary duty in the
Howard Long received his M. S. degree from the University of
Tennessee and is now seeking the Ph. D. at Peabody Col-
Olson Pemberton and his wife (Jean Patterson) arrived in
Bahia, Brazil, Jan. 17, 1947., where they will be for a year
of language study. There are other Maryville and Prince-
ton people in the school.
Carl Pierce is in Jefferson Medical College.
Gabriel Williamson has become the Pastor of the North
Fayette Field, a group of churches near Fayettsville, W. Va.
Ben A. Lynt has completed his work at Union Theological
Seminary, Richmond, Va., and gone to Brintwood, Md.
William A. Buford and Sara Elizabeth Copeland, Ex. '46, have
announced their engagement to be married on June 7.
William is now in Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., and
Elizabeth is doing graduate work at Syracuse University
after taking the bachelor degree from Ohio State University.
Estelle Farrow is completing her third year as a supervisor of
music in the Middle Township, New Jersey Schools. She
is now engaged to marry in October.
Margaret Gessert is now a stewardess with United Air Lines,
Mrs. Robin Kiel (Johnnye S. Gudel) is now with her husband
in Seattle, Washington, where he was transferred from Oak
Ridge to continue his work with the atom bomb.
Andrew Richards, Ex. '44, is acting pastor in Lanesboro, Mass.
He received the B. D. degree in June, and has reentered
college (William College) seeking the B. A. degree. Andy
made the football and wrestling teams this year.
Jeanne Bellerjeau is a candidate for the M. R. E. degree at
Mrs. Leonard Nelson Cathcart (Betsy Watkins, Ex. '45) is
making her home now at Camp Stoneman, near San Fran-
cisco, where her husband is stationed as a Lieutenant.
Ester Farrow has since graduation been Personnel Investigator
with Western Electric Co.
Henry Heaps, Ex. '45, is one of the nine delegates being sent
by Westminster Fellowship (of the Presbyterian Church,
U. S. A.) to the World Conference of Christian Young
People at Oslo, Norway, July 22-31. They will sail early in
John W. Morrow, Ex. '45, is attending announcer's school in
Mrs. William R. Powell, Jr., (Dorothy Elaine Woods) is now
employed by the Durham Life Insurance Company, Raleigh,
Robert E. Seel is student supply pastor of the Leonia, N. J.,
Church, while attending Princeton Seminary.
Miriam Gutzke, Ex. '46, is now in the School of Nursing,
Mrs. Donald Hardy (Carol Titus) writes that she and her hus-
band returned in February from a rest period in England and
was "so pleased to find my Alumni Magazine awaiting me.
I've read from cover to cover and think it is most interest-
Nell Louise Minear has announced her engagement to Donald
R. Mitchell of St. Paul, Minn. She is a student in the
School of Christian Education and he in the theological de-
partment of McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago.
Mary Elizabeth Wells is with Eastern Air Lines in Miami, Fla.
Miriam Wickham is psychiatric aide at the Institute of Living,
Helen Marie Wilson plans to enter the University of Penn-
sylvania this summer to begin work on the M. A. degree.
Edward Wilson, Ex. '-16, is now in Officer Candidate School in
Fort Benning, Ga. He expects to graduate as a 2nd. Lt.
Virginia Bunn, Ex. '47, is a member of the Scarritt Singers of
George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville.
Donald W. Campbell is teaching at the John M. Clayton
School, Frankford, Del.
Fred DePue has begun work toward the masters degree in
Foreign Service at .Georgetown University, Washington.
Charles Hildreth is heod of the Men's Department of the J. C.
Penny Co. store of Middletown, Conn., and is in manager
Paul A. Jamarik is attending the University of Virginia Law
Dr. and Mrs. Chester Brickey Lequire, '27, a son, Jan. 5, 1947.
Dr. and Mrs. Joel Carter Morris, '27, a daughter, March 7,
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Royce Elzey, '28, a son, David Royce,
July 31, 1946.
Rev. and Mrs. Paul C. Dickenson, '30, (VeMna Helen Farley,
'31), a daughter, Maryelda Jean, Jan. 23, 1947.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Dickinson (Julia Terry, '32), a
daughter, Terry Dyer, Feb. 7, 1947.
Mr. and Mrs. Blundon Glenn Ferguson, '32 (Margaret Kel-
baugh, Ex. '35), a son, William Andrew, March 3, 1947.
Rev. and Mrs. Heldon Lampe, Ex. '34, a daughter, Cordelia
Ray, Aug. 3, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Mattesheard (Delores Theresa Burchette,
'35), a daughter, Jan. 3, 1947.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin J. Best, '36, (Leone Ann Brown, '36),
a son, Edwin Jones, Jr., Dec. 25, 1946.
Dr. and Mrs. O'Neal Gray, '36, a daughter, Margaret O'Neal,
Feb. 4, 1947.
Rev. and Mrs. William F. MacCalmont, '36, (Ruth Proffitt,
'37), a daughter, Carolyn Ruth, Feb. 9, 1947.
Mr. and Mrs. William T. Paterson, '36, a son, William Tait,
III, Nov. 28, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney S. Portrum, '36, a son, Sidney Seaton, Jr.,
June 1, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer Compton, '37, (Agnes Poyne Goddard,
'37), a son, Jan. 7, 1947.
Mr. and Mrs. Embry Esbach, Ex. '37, a son, Mitchell Edward,
Feb. 4, 1947.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Glidden (Joan Dexter, '371, a son,
Jonathan Dexter, Sept. 1946.
Dr. and Mrs. Wesley H. Kraay (Charlotte King, 37), a daugh-
ter, Janice Ellen, Nov. 19, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. Donnell McArthur, '37, a daughter, Judith Kay,
Feb. 7, 1947.
Rev. and Mrs. Paul F. Bauer (Marian Lodwick, '38), a daugh-
ter, Marian Elyse, March 14, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Powell, '38 (Kathryn Reed, '38), a daugh-
ter, Jane Louise, Feb. 18, 1947.
Mr. and Mrs. Simpson E. Spencer, Jr., '38, a son, Jeffry Clark,
Sept. 10, 1944.
Dr. and Mrs. William L. Wood, '38 (Polly Hudspeth, Ex. '41 ),
a daughter, Mary Deanne, Oct. 17, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. Willis Howard (Carleen Birchfiel, '39), a son,
James Ewell, July 15, 1946. (Unreported: Willis Lynn,
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Minear, '39 (Cathorine E. Pond, '39),
a daughter, Margaret Eileen, Oct. 7, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Potton (Ruth Dixon, '39), a son,
Lawrence McDowell, Jr., May 16, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett, '40 I Eloise McNeely, '42), a
daughter, Nancy Royal, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. John David Clinkman, '40 (Arlene Phelps, '40),
a daughter, Cheryl Ann, March 19, 1947.
Rev. and Mrs. James O. Jarrell, '40, a son, Charles Halsey,
Sept. 21, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs George Ooks (Jane Brunson, '40), a daughter,
Elaine, Sept. 12, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brink, '41, a son, Dovid Jonathan, Jan.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Green, '41 I Linda Robinson, Ex. '44), a
daughter, 1946 (unreported: a daughter, Vicky, 1944).
Mr. and Mrs. George Robert Hood (Thelma Marie Ritzman,
Mi a son, George Robert, Jr., July, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Moss (Arline Campbell, '4 I ) , a son,
Robert William, Jan. 23, 1947.
Rev. and Mrs. Arthur Peterson, '41 (Marianne M. Allen, '41 ),
a son, Arthur Theodore, III., Oct. 4, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Douglas Steakley, '41 (Helen Williams,
'41 I, a son, James David, Oct. 21, 1946.
Dr. and Mrs. A. R. Brownlie (Jeanne Stringham, '42), a son,
Dec. 12, 1946.
Rev. and Mrs. Cecil Eanes, '43 (Mildred Montgomery, '42), a
daughter, Oct. 19, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Husk, Ex. '42, a son, Robert Harlan,
Dec. 31, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bushing, '43 (Dorothy Barber, '42), a
son, Arthur Stuart, March 18, 1947.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Ketchum, Ex. '42 (Ollie Welsh,
'43), a daughter, Susan Catherine, Feb. 2, 1947.
Rev. and Mrs. Allan George Moore, '42, a son, Robert David,
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Charles Tuell (Johnye Sue Long, '42),
a son, Herbert Charles, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin J. Grygotis (Patricia Ann Carter, '43),
a son, Allan Paul, Sept. 15, 1945.
Mr. and Mrs. James B. Lee, Ex. '43 (Louise Wetzel, Ex. '44),
a daughter, Linda Louise, Oct. 30, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. George R. Parker, Jr. (Jean McCutcheon, '43),
o son, June, 1946.
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Winstanley (Betty Winton, '43 1, a son,
Richard Alan, Dec. 8, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. O. Holt Allen (Nettie Rose Sproker, '44), o
daughter, Jane Elizabeth, Oct. 13, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. James Faulkner, Ex. '44 (Mary Jean Partridge,
'44), a daughter, Carol Jean, Dec. 7, 1946.
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Gilpatrick, Ex. '44 (Eleanor Williams,
'43), a daughter, Feb. 16, 1947.
Dr. and Mrs. Frank L. Miller, Ex. '44, a daughter, Barbara
Joan, Oct. 28, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Miller, Ex. '44, a daughter, Johnnye
Sue, Sept., 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Black, Ex, '45 (Mary Curtis, '45), a daugh-
ter, Ruth Alison, March 12, 1947.
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Hodges, Ex. '45 (Catherine Crothers,
'46), a son, William Paschall, December 30, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kunselman (Ruth Randolph, Ex. '45), o
son, Sept. 1, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edward Henderson, '46 (Dorothy
Buchanan, '42), a son, David Edward, Sept. 22, 1946.
THE NEW CURRICULUM
The new curriculum which wili go into effect at
Maryville College next September is the result of
studies started before the war. interrupted somewhat
by the intrusions of the war program, an J resumed a
The major changes arc three:
I. A revised program of general graduation require-
ments different from that formerly in effect only
in details. Something like forty per cent of the
student's work is prescribed in the fields of:
Science: Social Science: Bible. Religion, and
Philosophy; English Language and Literature.
Foreign Languages. Perhaps the most marked
new item in this program is the year Survey in
Social Science (Economics. Political
Sociology). Also full major sequences are inaugu
rated in Business Administration. School Music.
Physical Education, and Speech.
H. The reorganization of" the courses offered so as to
give all courses as tour semester hour units, in-
stead oi as three. This is designed to enable
both student and teacher to attain greater con-
centration of effort. Normally the student's load
will be lour courses and the teacher will teach
four classes. A superior student after the fresh-
New Curriculum — (Continued)
man year may be permitted five courses.
is an effort to avoid the fragmentation and scatter-
ing of effort that has been too much the rule
under a more diverse plan of courses.
III. The institution of a program of Special Studies
(individualized study under supervision and a
thesis) to be carried out by all students in the
last half of the junior and the first half of the
senior year. This work is to be, while it is in
progress, in lieu of one course, the student normal-
ly carrying only three other courses. The faculty
supervisor of such students is also to be released
from one course for each eight students under his
supervision The work will be in the student's
major field and, while not expected to be of re-
search level, may take many forms varying with
the individual student and with the nature of the
subject. It is not assumed that brilliant papers
will be written by all. but it is a hope, bolstered
by some experience, that even the weaker student
will be called out and developed in a way not
possible under the old classroom pattern of treat-
ment. Some of us even hope for an aroused
intellectual spirit on the campus — granted always
that we have the convinced cooperation of the
faculty — in which faculty and students will to-
The faculty supervisor will work closely with
these students through the year, but in matters of
form and style a general editor, who will prob-
ably be a member of the library staff, will have
The institution of these changes is not expected
greatly to increase the instructional item in the
DR. LLOYD AND CHURCH UNION
Since 1938 President Lloyd has been a member and
since 1941 the Chairman of the Department of Church
Cooperation and Union of the Office of the General
Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U. S. A.
As Chairman he is responsible for presenting the re-
ports to General Assembly, introducing fraternal visit-
ors, and other matters. The Department is the
channel of contact with other Churches and church
and religious bodies such as the American Bible So-
ciety, the Federal and World Council of Churches, the
Lord's Day Alliance, and the like. Perhaps its better
known duties are those of conducting church union
The two principal negotiations of recent years have
been those with the Presbyterian Church in the U. S.
(Southern) and the Protestant Episcopal Church.
President Lloyd has been almost from the beginning
on the responsible committees in both of these negotia-
tions. At its General Convention last fall the Protest-
ant Episcopal Church declined to transmit for study
a plan of union which had been prepared by a joint
Presbyterian-Episcopal committee, and the future of the
negotiations is at present uncertain.
However, there is encouraging progress in the re-
union negotiations of the Presbyterian Church in the
U. S. A. and the Presbyterian Church in the U. S.
In 194? the two Presbyterian General Assemblies re-
ceived and transmitted to ministers of the Churches for
This study and report a tentative plan of reunion and a
constitution. Since that time considerable revision has
been made. In March of this year, the joint drafting
committee and the Department and Permanent Com-
mittee of Church Cooperation and Union of the respec-
tive Churches, meeting in Cincinnati, agreed upon a
revised tentative Plan of Reunion and Constitution for
transmission to the respective General Assemblies with
the recommendation that it be transmitted to the
Presbyteries of the two Churches for "study and com-
ment." It is the hope that the Plan, as it may be
revised by the committees during the year, will come
back to the General Assemblies in 1948 for vote and
transmission to the Presbyteries for their votes. If this
is done and the required affirmative vote is given in
both Churches, a reunion might be voted in 1949 and
consummated in 1950. This is an end for which many
in both Churches are working and praying.
THE 1947 FEBRUARY MEETINGS
Another successful series of the February Meetings
has come and gone. Seeing them through was one of
President Lloyd's first activities after his return from
abroad. Rev. Dr. John H. Gardner, Jr., Pastor of
the First Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, preached six-
teen thoughtful and earnest sermons that presented
various aspects of the Christian message, and filled a
steady schedule of personal interviews. Rev. Dr.
Sidney E. Stringham, Pastor of the New McKcndree
Methodist Church, Jackson, Missouri, led the singing
for the twenty-fifth time. The campus is a more
spiritual place because of this 71st series of the Meet-
ings that continue through years of war and peace.
One of the interesting events on the campus during
the current college year was the marriage of Dr.
Susan A. Green, long Professor of Biology, to Mr.
Louis A. Black, for the past fifteen years Director of
Maintenance. The wedding was performed on De-
cember 30 by Dr. Horace E. Orr. Needless to say, Mr.
and Mrs. Black not only had the interest of students
and faculty but the heartiest good wishes. Mrs. Black
continues to serve as Professor of Biology and Chair-
man of the Division of Science and Mr. Black con-
tinues his work on the college staff. She had been
living in the Studio House and when she was married
just moved across the street to Mr. Black's house. The
Alumni Magazine offers congratulations and good
DO YOU KNOW
We have failed in efforts to trace the lost alumni
listed below. If you know the address of any of them
please write us.
Mrs. Arthur N. Ruble
Mrs. A. H. Scott
Samuel D. McMurrav
Harvey C. Rimmer
Don Carlos Doggetr
Nathaniel L. Taylor
Clara G. Carnahan
Frederick A. Elmore
Mrs. A. J. Hacker
Mrs. M. N. Stiles
Edward H. Caldwell
Philip L. Robinson
Roy H. Hixson
Mrs. A. R. Felknor
Lloyd H. Langston
Adolphus R. McConnell
Addison S. Moore
Anise E. Atiyeh
Frank S. Beresford
J. Arthur Acton
George M. Adams
Mrs. D. R. Dudley
Cora Jane Henry
William H. Pritchett
Gilbert O. Robinson
Mrs. C. R. Stanbery
Lily C. Henry
George W. Hodges
Mrs. Erma R. Tweed
Rev. and Mrs. O. H. Logan
Robert L. Taylor
Alfred H. Webster
Mr. and Mrs. Deck C. Williams
Mrs. Walter Laetsch
Mrs. Milton A. Whitford
Rosa E. Logan
Mrs. Mark Henna Mayfield
Thomas Lamar Mc Connell
Mrs. W. C. Schnopp
Thomas Phillips Sheffey
Mrs. R. E. Trotter
Leslie E. Davidson
William Y. Hayes
Mrs. L. C. Hine
Helen E. Horton
Frank S. McLaughlin
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. F. Phillips
Mrs. Lucile C. Simmons
Mrs. J. B. Yaukey
Burney F. Acton
Mrs. R. H. Bollinger
Anna Helen Culbertson
Mrs. Elizabeth E. Cullis
Ralph C. Jennings
Clarence R. Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Arnold
Mabel I. Baker
Mary L. Campbell
Henry C. Cox
Mrs. George Hanmer
Robert Benjamin Houston
Mrs. Ralph Kesselring
James A. Milling
Mrs. Howard W. Newton
Mary V. Ridgway
Mrs. Hubert Y. Shoffner
Andrew F. Young
Mrs L. C. Burchfield
Mrs. H. E. Copeland
Mrs. Thclma E. A. Gander
Mrs. K. H. Knapp
Mrs. John Vaughan
Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Wathen
Florence L. Whitfield
Charles R. Black
Emma D. Blair
Mrs. Julia A. C. Burke
Nathan R. Haworth
Mrs. Perle L. Lotton
Robbie Lee Martin
M. Clarice McDonald
Mrs. Albert E. Metts
D. Alfred Musick
Mrs. W. L. Noe, Jr.
Mrs. Clarence Wathen
Mr. and Mrs. Salmon Brown
Mrs. Graham Cooper
Dewey William Eitner
Dessie A. Marler
Mrs. A. H. Marshall
Mrs. J. E. Pullin
Mrs. Grace L. West
Rev. and Mrs. C. H. Browning
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Buchanan
Willie M. Clifton
Rev. and Mrs. Robert S. Harvey
Herbert L. Hunter
Mrs. Homer L. Sellers
Margaret Elliott Turner
Mrs. Norman Center
Constance E. Fitzgerald
Mrs. J. S. Kring
S. H. Osborne
Mrs. Mary E. F. Owens
Roy E. Paul
Ethyl P. Proffitt
Lois M. Smith
Mrs. W. A. Claycomb
Mrs. I. A. Coleman
Mrs. Cecil Crisp
Robert F. Dance
Grace Loftain Daniels
Mrs. Harold Greer
Walter Wayne Headrick
Mrs. H. M. Kelso
John R. Lawson
Margaret N. Lowrance
Rugh C. McClelland
Mrs. F. P. Payne
Alice A. Pratt
Joseph B. Prince
Mary L. Rodgers
Mary B. White
James H. Williams
James Cuyler Anderson
Ralph W. Cherry
Charles William Felknor
Mrs. B. J. Fletcher
Mrs. R. B. Gafford
Mrs. Charlie B. Gramling, Jr.
Mrs. Fred H. Knobel
Dr. and Mrs. Ira Morrison
Mrs. Joel L. Parrott
Rev. and Mrs. Roy Isaac Reese
William G. Stinnett
Mrs. Harry O. Buchanan
Mrs. Alva G. Burris
Mary J, Carroll
Coach Lombe Scott Honaker completed twenty-five
years of service at Maryville College in September
1946. Recognition was given to this fact at the Faculty
Club dinner of February 3, 1947.
In September 1921 Mr. Honaker came from South-
western University, Texas, where he had been in
charge of athletics. He has been a very successful
football, basketball, and baseball coach at Maryville for
this quarter of a century and has thousands of friends
and admirers among Maryville alumni. He is still going
strong and with Mrs. Honaker continues to live in
their home on Court Street. Both of their sons were
in military service during the war. The oldest son.
Scott, '41, is taking graduate work at Colorado State
and the younger son, Ross, is back at Maryville Col
lege and playing third base on the baseball team this
spring. Roth are married.
The Alumni Magazine offers congratulations to Mr.
and Mrs. Honaker on this twentv-tifth anniversary.
Newell C. Carter
R. Anne Deal
Victor R. Defenderfer
Mrs. H. B. Fairman
Ernestine D. Hedden
Elva A. Hicks
Joshua Stuart James
Rev. and Mrs. E. L. Nelson
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin A Shelley
Colvin Edgar Shepard
Wilfred Kellogg Smith
Mrs. John E Steele
Mrs. Fred Bailey
Evelyn M. Beebe
Mrs. Mary E. Hunt Berlin
J. P. Coughlin
Rev. Hubert Leo Duncan
Mrs. James Ethier
Mrs. Joe L. Evins
Lynette N. Johnson
Mrs. C. E. Judt
Fred William McGhee
Reno S. Smith
Edith M. Walker