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We're in the black — 



Fund exceeds goal, 
Challenge met 

Do Sandcrabs Live 
in Condominiums? 
Graduates urged 
to ask questions 

The data game 
3-2 computer 
program developed 
with SMU 

Many alumni remember how members of the Math Department looked in the late 
'50s — poodle emblem and all. You may want to try to imagine how these folks will 
look today — surprise and all — when they see this in print. They include (left to 
right) Professors Betty Speairs, Don Danvers, Virginia Carlton, and Professor Emeri- 
tus Fariebee Parker Self. 

Sports for your life 
We've got winners 

New Trustees 

Annual Conference 
approves four 

Alumni Weekend 

Are pictures 
worth 1000 words? 

On the cover 

Worn for the first time at the Colleges 1981 Commencement Exercises were the 
Trustees' new crimson robes. Modeling the academic regalia are (left to right) Presi- 
dent Donald Webb, who designed the finery; George Nelson, chairman of the board, 
and Mrs. Peyton Shehee. 

Many thanks to Kirk R. LaVigne and Sistematik Graphics, Inc., who provided the 
cover color-separations at cost — a real savings for us and a real treat for you! 

The Centenary College magazine, Cen- 
tenary, (USPS 015560) July, 1981, 
Volume "§, No. 18, is published four 
times annually in October, January, April, 
and July by the Office of Public Relations, 
2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, 
Louisiana, 71104. Second Class postage 
paid at Shreveport, La. POSTMASTER: 
Send address changes to Centenary, P.O. 
Box 4188, Shreveport, La. 71104. 



Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progress of 
Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off campus. 

Editor Janie Flournoy '72 

Special Contributors Eric Barkley 

Russell Glasgow 

Production Rushing Printing Co. 

Alumni Director Chris Webb 

Photography Jeff Blakeman 

Becky Hilburn 
Don McDowell 
Janie Flournoy 

Highlights of 1980-81. . . fourth consecutive balanced budget. . . 
$2 million added to the College endowment. . . largest dollar total 
for Great Teachers-Scholars Fund ($720,500). . .met the $100,000 
Great Teachers Challenge. . . fine progress on campus beautifica- 
tion and new lights for the tennis courts. . . 299c increase in mem- 
bership of The 1825 Club. . . establishment of the Brown Chair of 
English. . . over $61,500 in corporate contributions through the 
Louisiana Independent College Fund. . . increased membership in 
the Gents Club and a record set in giving. . . over $40,000 in addi- 
tional scholarships through the new Centenary Church Council. . . 
and many more gifts of time and energy where no value can be 
placed. Jolly good show! Thank you. 

Dr. Donald A. Webb 

The importance of the Great Teachers-Scholars Fund 

Gifts to Centenary's Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund are unrestricted contribu- 
tions to the College which assist the an- 
nual operating budget. As such, gifts to 
Great Teachers are the only kind which 
are gifts to Centenary rather than to a 
special program of the College. Annual 
gifts of this kind strengthen Centenary 
wherever and whenever the College 
needs help. 

Great Teachers-Scholars Fund gifts 
never run the risk of obsolescence. The 
gifts are available for uses determined by 
the President and the Trustees in the an- 
nual operating budget. Funds are managed 
for maximum effectiveness by the Busi- 
ness Manager. 

Without the annual gifts received by 
the College, Centenary would be a strug- 
gling institution of higher education. 
Without the generosity of our donors, the 

academic excellence of the College would 
be seriously undermined. 

Centenary College exists to enhance 
the quality of life for its students and to 
provide them with a basic understanding 
of human affairs and problems. Education 
at Centenary emphasizes the wholeness 
of human life, the interrelatedness of 
knowledge, and the dignity of man. An 
unrestricted gift to the Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund is a gift in support of this 
vital mission. 

For many years. Centenary has received 
gifts for many specific purposes and pro- 
grams. The College is deeply grateful for 
these gifts of money, time and valuable 
objects. As Centenary begins the 1980s, 
gifts to the Great Teachers-Scholars Fund 
are the most important way individuals 
and corporations can participate in the 
life of the College. 

64 members 

Our grateful thanks to members of The 
President's Club who contributed $5,000 
or more in unrestricted funds to Cente- 
nary s Great Teachers-Scholars Fund or 
the President's Matching Fund. 


& Mrs. Charles T. Beaird '66 & '4 1 

& Mrs. Charles Ellis Brown '48 & '48 

& Mrs. Paul M. Brown Jr. 47 & H'75 

& Mrs. Harvey Broyles '36 

& Mrs. W.H. Broyles '45 

& Mrs. J.T. Folk, Jr. 

& Mrs. Bertrand Greve '47 & '45 

D.P. Hamilton 

& Mrs. O.D. Harrison, Sr. 

& Mrs. J. Verne Hawn 

& Mrs. Thomas E. Hogan '66 

& Mrs. B.J. Hollingsworth '49 

. Ed Hurley H'80 

'Mr. & Mrs. G.W. James '29 
'Mr. & Mrs. H. Blume Johnson '36 
'Mr. Clyde E. Love 

Mr. David Moore 
'Mr. & Mrs. George D. Nelson 

Mr. & Mrs. John T. Palmer 
'Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Ray '37 
'Mr. & Mrs. W. Peyton 
Shehee, Jr. '40 & '43 

Mr. & Mrs. Albert Sklar 

Mrs. James E. Smitherman, Jr. '40 
'Mr. J. P. Somner 

Mrs. David C. Tyrrell 
'Mr. & Mrs. Hoyt Yokem 

'Bayou State Oil Co. 
'Coca-Cola Bottling Company 
'Delta Drilling Company 
'Emerson Electric Manufacturing 

Company Charitable Trust 
'Exxon Education Foundation 

'Fabsteel Company 

'R.W. Fair Foundation 

'First National Bank of Shreveport 

'Grayson Company 

*Ed. E. & Gladys Hurley Foundation 

'Ida Gasoline Company, Inc. 

'T.L. James Company, Inc. 

'Monsanto Fund 

'Pennzoil Company (cmg) 

'Pickett Food Service 

'The Scurlock Foundation 

'Texas Eastern Transmission Corp. 

'The Wheless Foundation 

'William C. Woolf Foundation 

(cmg) — corporate matching gift 
'denotes renewed members 

145 members 

We would also like to express our aprecia- 
tion to members of The Founder's Club 
who contributed unrestricted gifts of 
$1,000 to $4,999 to Centenary's Great 
Teachers- Scholars Fund or the President s 
Matching Fund. 

"Mrs. G.M. Anderson 

"Mr. & Mrs. William C. Anderson 

"Mr. Douglas Attaway 

Mr. & Mrs. Sam Backus 

Mrs. Lamar Baker 

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Balcom 
"Mr. William E. Bancroft 
"Mr. & Mrs. W.R. Barrow 

Mr. & Mrs. George N. Brock 

Mr. & Mrs. Carl W. Bauer 

Mr. & Mrs. W.F. Bozeman '28 

Mr. Horace Cabe 

Mrs. Nancy M. Carruth 
"Mrs. Katharine R. Caruthers '50 

Mrs. E.J. Crawford 

Dr. & Mrs. Walter T. Colquitt '27 & '30 
"Dr. & Mrs. R.L. Cooke '36 
"Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Davis 
"Mr. & Mrs. James F. Dean '41 & '42 
"Mr. John Wesley Dowling, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. George Drake '47 

Mr. & Mcs. Marlin Drake, Jr. '44 

"Mr. & Mrs. Robert Eatman '44 & '45 
"Mr. & Mrs. T. Cole Flournoy 71 & 72 

Mrs. CO. Foil 

Mrs. Dorothy H. Gammill '40 

Mr. Henry Goodrich 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Goodwin 
"Mr. J.W. Hargrove 

Mr. O.D. Harrison, Jr. 
"Dr. Dayne Hassell, Jr. 

Mrs. Sam B. Hicks 

Mr. & Mrs. Floyd B. James 

Mr. Harold D. Johnson 
"Dr. & Mrs. Melvin F. Johnson 
"Mr. & Mrs. J.E. Kelly 
"Mr. & Mrs. Norman V. Kinsey '50 
"Mr. & Mrs. Alex Knight '33 
"Mrs. Glenn E. Laskey 
"Mr. A.M. Leary 
"Mr. Charlton H. Lyons, Jr. 
"Mr. & Mrs. Paul C. McDonald 
"Mr. Robert A. McKee 

Mr. & Mrs. Barney Moore 
"Mr. Edwin Moore 
"Mr. & Mrs. Loy Beene Moore 

Mrs. Zelle H. Moore 
"Mr. & Mrs. H.L. Mulford 
"Mr. & Mrs. Jessie W. Outlaw '80 

Mr. & Mrs. John W. Owensby 
"Mr. Tom Peyton 
"Mr. Leonard W. Phillips 
"Mr. & Mrs. W.C. Pinson 
"Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Ramey '43 

Mr. W.C. Rasberry 
"Mr. & Mrs. Austin G. Robertson '34 
"Mr. & Mrs. Ben Roshton '33 & '33 

Dr. Noel T. Simmonds 

Mrs. Austin E. Stewart 
"Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Walter 
"Dr. & Mrs. Donald A. Webb 

Mr. Donald P. Weiss 

Mr. Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. 

Mr. Jacques L. Wiener, Sr. 
"Dr. & Mrs. Harvey Williamson 
"Mr. & Mrs. George A. Wilson '30 

Mr. & Mrs. Dalton Woods 


"The Atkins Foundation 

W.F. Beall Corporation 
"Bird & Son, Inc. 
"Blount Foundation, Inc. 
"Bolinger & Company 
"Bossier Bank & Trust 
"Commercial National Bank 
"Crow Foundation 

The Davis Foundation 

Dresser Industries 
"Duggan Machine Company, Inc. 
"The Equitable Life Assurance 

Society of the U.S. 
"Georgia-Pacific Corp. (cmg) 
"The Henrietta Hardtner Hutchinson 

"Industrial Steel Products 

Justiss Oil Company 
"Kansas City Southern (cmg) 

C.W. Lane Company, Inc. 
"Layflat Products, Inc. 

Lincoln National Life (cmg) 
"Louisiana Bank & Trust 

The Maryland Company, Inc. 

Montgomery Engineering Co., Inc. 
"National Methodist Foundation 
"The Nelson Foundation 
"Pasquier, Batson & Company 

Perkins-McKenzie Insurance Agcy., Inc. 
"Petersen Investments 
"The Poindexter Foundation 
"Querbes & Nelson 
"Richarson's Plumbing Company 
"Rohm & Haas (cmg) 

SCM Foundation (cmg) 
"South Central Bell Telephone 
"Southern Builders 
"St. Louis Southwestern Railway Co. 
"Terrell Equipment Company 

Transco Companies 
"United Gas Pipeline 
"Universal Oil Products (UOP) 
"Witt Oil Productions, Inc. 
"Woolf & Magee, Inc. 

(cmg) — corporate matching gift 
"denotes renewed members 


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Unrestricted gifts between $156 and 
$999 given to the Great Teachers-Scholars 
Fund between June 1. 1980 and May 31 , 
1981 - a special (hanks. 

Miss Dorothy Jo Allen '48 
•Mr. Otis Glen Allison '30 

Mr. Raymond S. Allison 
"Mr. & Mrs. L.E. Allums 
•Mr. Joel 11. Anderson '66 

Miss Jean Arthur '44 

Mr. Floyd V. Atkins 

Dr. Leon James Bain, Jr. '59 
"Mr. Ray A. Barlow .54 
"Judge & Mrs. Chris T. Barnette '25 & '28 

Dr. Robert P. Bays '30 

Mr. Charles O, Beauchamp, Jr. '34 

Mrs. B.R. Bewley 

Mr & Mrs. Bill Binger 

Dr. W.D. Boddie 37 
"Mr. & Mrs. Harold J. Bond '56 
"Mr. John F. Bookout. Jr. '47 
"Mr. & Mrs. Roger H. Box '62 & '65 

Dr. Joe R. Brock. Jr. '49 
"Mr. Henry A. Bronner 

Mr. Marshall J. Brooks III 77 
"Mr. Algie D. Brown '34 
'Mr. Emory Clinton Browne 30 

Mrs. Clemerine Browning 
"Judge & Mrs. Eugene W. 
Bryson, Jr. '63 & '63 

Mr. Ferrell L. Burgess '49 

Mr. George H. Calhoun 
"Dr. Jack E. Carlisle 
•Dr. & Mrs. David M. Carlton 47 & 47 

Dr. Virginia Carlton .39 

Mrs. L.W. Carney '30 

Mr. & Mrs. A. Phillip Clarke 

Mrs. Bruce J, Cohen 73 

Mr. James F. Cook 

Rev. Jack Cooke '38 

Mrs. Robert W. Cooper '77 
•Mr. Thomas O. Cooper '34 

Dr. John W. Corrington '56 

Mrs. Annie Stallcup Culbertson 39 

Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Curtis '69 & '69 
•Dr. Dana Dawson. Jr. '38 

Mr. & Mrs. R.H. Deas 
'Mr George J. Despot, Jr. 

Mr. Gregor\ A. Despot 
•Mr, Walter Dobie .54 
•Mrs. Eva Keoun Doty '41 
•Mrs. Ben R. Downing 42 
•Mr. Perry E. Draper 
•Mr. & Mrs. Frank L. Durham '34 & '29 
•Mr. John A. Dykes 
•Mrs. F.A. Earle '44 

Mr. & Mrs. Calvin Stuart Eason .56 & '60 

Mrs. Brenda Rogers Ellis 72 

Mr. Thomas P. Fitzgerald '36 

Mrs. Mary Hodge Fleming '33 

Mr. James E. Flowers 48 

Mrs. Harry Fox .30 

Mr. Jerry M. France 

Mrs. Eloise Adams Frey '2.5 

Mr. Samford C. Fullilove '28 
•Mr. Jay R. Gammill, Jr. 

Mr. Hood Goldsberry 
"Mrs. John A. Goodson 50 
•Mr. John Pipes Goodson 50 

Dr. David M. Graham 

Mr. & Mrs. William T. Green 71 

Dr. Mark Allan Greve 74 

Mr. John Joseph Gullo '63 

Mr. James P. Gunnels 

Mr. Alfred S. Gunter 

Mr. John J. Guth 

Dr. Dorothy B. Gwin 
•Dr. Robert Haley 
•Dr. & Mrs. Alton 

Hancock 54 & 72 

Col. & Mrs. Henry L. Hand 
•Mr. & Mrs. Edwin C. Harbuck .56 & .5.5 

Mr. James Joseph Hardt 77 
•General & Mrs. John S. Hardy '38 & '4.5 
"Mr. Joseph L. Hargrove 

Mr. O. Delton Harrison, Jr. 

Dr. W.H. Haynie 

Mr. & Mrs. William R. Hicks '48 & '49 

Mr. & Mrs. R.D. Hinton 
•Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur A. Hirsch .51 & .51 

Mr. Percy V. Hubbard '64 

Mr. Charles Cooper Hunter '31 
•Mr. Edward H. Jackson, Sr. 

Mr. George A. Jackson, Jr. '56 
•Mrs. Marian H. Jackson 
•Mr. T.D. James 

Mr. Harry Marrs Jarred '49 
•Mr. Robert Floyd Jenkins '39 
•Mr. Robert M. Jeter, Jr. 

Mr. John B. Johnson 

Mr. & Mrs. John 1 1. Johnson, Jr. 49 & 42 

Mr. William C. Johnson 

The Doctors Glanville-Kastl 71 & 71 

Mr. Lee L. Kincade, Jr. 50 

Mr. Voi is King 

Dr. Collier A. Kinnebrew 42 
•Mr. Jack Knauss 
•Dr. Charles D. Knight 41 
•Mr. Charles Lee '31 
"Mr. Clyde Vernon Lee '32 
•Mr. Geroge W. Leopard '32 

Mr. Fred L. Loe 

Mr. & Mrs. Palmer R. Long 
•Dr. & Mrs. Darrell M. Loyless 

Mr. D.T. MacRoberts ,57 

Mr. John W. Magee 

Mrs. Melba Fullilove Maino 37 
•Mr. Thomas B. Mann 

Mrs. Lucille Gibson Mason 46 

Mr. & Mrs. M.L. Mason '38 & '38 

Mr. John E. Maxwell 

Mr. Charles Lewis Mayer '26 
•Mr. & Mrs. Ben M. Mayfield 
•Mr. Brad Mayo 

Mr. Robert Kirk Mayo 50 

Mr. Ray Lambert McCary '54 

Mrs. Martha S. McCaskill 7,5 

Mr. A. Ray McCord 

Mr. Robert E. McDowell 
°Mr. & Mrs. Vernon C. McFarland '42 
°Mr. Joseph C. McGowan, Jr. '50 
°Dr. Douglas McGuire 

Mr. T.W. McGuire 
•Mr. Waymon R. McMillon 

Dr. Merlin Merrill 

Mrs. Joe J. Miekle 

Mr. Robert J. Moffat 

Mr. Boyce C. Monk 

Mr. & Mrs. R. Gary Montgomery '62 

Mr. Robert Moody '42 

Mr. & Mrs. Randle T. Moore III 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles P. Morn 

Mr. & Mrs. Ray Morris 
•Mr. John Bernard Ou/ts, Jr. 79 
"Mrs. Patrick Parish '65 
•Mr. Ed Parkes 

Dr. R.L. Parkman, Jr. .53 
•Mr. & Mrs. John T. Parlette 

Mr. G. Allen Penniman 
•Dr. Webb Pomeroy '43 

Mr. James William Poole 75 
•Dr. Jack W. Pou 

Mr. Edward Railsback '38 
•Mr. Charles A. Ravenna. Jr. '32 

Mr. Podge M. Reed 
"Mrs. George M. Reynolds 29 

Mr. & Mrs. Donald W. Rhea '34 & '34 

Mr. Donald F. Richardson 

Dr. Leonard M. Riggs II 64 

Dr. & Mrs. Paul L Rogers 53 & 53 

Mr. Oliver IIP Sample 

Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Sanders 

Mr. & Mrs. Erwin W. Saye '48 

Mr. William G. Scarborough 
•Dr. & Mrs. R.N. Schwendimann 
'66 & '67 

Mrs. Eleanor S. Scott 
•Mr. Robert A. Scale '42 

Dr. Rosemary Seidler 

Mrs. George Sexton, Jr. 
•Mr. Gil Sheffield 

Dr. & Mrs. Charles B. Simmons 7 1 & 70 

Mr. Shelb) Lee Smith 

Mr. Adrian R. Snider '34 

Mrs. Richard K. Speairs 
•Dr. & Mrs. Charles J. Stamper '48 & '49 

Mr. William E. Steger '4 1 

Mrs. Anita Powell Stevenson '66 

Mr. & Mrs. Roy C. Stringfellow .33 & '33 
•Mrs. Ruth Anne Ashby Storey 
•Ann W. Stratton 

Mr. Wallace J. Stroud 48 

Mr. W.T. Thagard 

Mr. N.O. Thomas, Jr. 

Mr. George L. Thompson '64 

Mr. & Mrs. Terry N. Tomlin '65 & '65 

Mrs. Carolyn Lunny Toops '43 
•Mr. Leo VanderKuy 76 
"The Honorable Joe D. Waggonner, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. John W. Warnock 

Dr. & Mrs. W. Juan Watkins '57 & '57 

Mr. Jack M. Webb .57 

Dr. A.L. Wedgeworth, Jr. '45 

Mr. Robert William Welch .52 

Mr. John P. Wiggin, Jr. 76 

Mrs. Marv Jane Peace-Wiggin, Jr. 76 
•Mrs. Jack' Wilkes 

Mr. Robert L. Williamson 

Mr. Fred Wilson 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Witt 

Mr. John Woods 43 
•Mr. & Mrs. Herbert B. Wren, Jr. '27 
•Dr. & Mrs. Herbert B. Wren, III 

Mrs. Grace Collins Yarri '31 

°ACF Foundation 

"Akins Nursery/Landscape 

Alcoa Foundation (cmg) 

Alexander & Alexander (cmg) 
•Allen Millwork 

Alloy Piping Products 
"Alpha Construction 
"American Bank & trust 
•American Oxygen 

Angle Company, Inc. 
"Arthur Andersen Co. Fund (cmg) 

Ashy Enterprises, Inc. 
"Bank of Benton 
"Bank of Commerce 
°Beal Locke & Associates 

Bingham-Willamette Co. 

Blaylock Investment Co. 
•Bronner Associates 

Butler-Johnson, Inc. 

Calm Electric Co., Inc. 

Central & Southwest Foundation (cmg) 

Chateau Motor Hotel 

Cities Service Foundation (cmg) 

Columbia Gas Dev. Corp. (cmg) 

"Dealers Truck Equipment 

DeRiddcr First UMC 
"Delhloll Jordan/Etc. 
"First Federal Savings & Loan 
"Frank's Construction 

General Electric Co. 
"Gillord Hill/Co.. Inc. 

Greene Plumbing & Heating 
•Gull Oil Foundation (cmg) 

Harris Insurance Inc. 

Harriss-Jambor Co. 

Haynes Investments 
"Hica Corporation 
"Home Federal Savings & Loan 

Hutches Sheet Metal Co. 

Hutchinson & Green Inc. 

IBM (cmg) 
•Industrial Roof/Sheet 

Jet Drilling Company 

Key & Associates 
"Kwik Kopy 

Lagersen Drilling Co. 

Libby Glass 

Lipper-Stutsman Co., Inc. 

Manville Corporation (cmg) 
"Marathon Oil Co. (cmg) 
"McCain Foundation 

McElroy Metal Mill Inc. 

Melton Truck Lines 
"Mid-South Press 

N & C Drilling Corp. 
"National Bank of Bossier 

Norlleet & Company 

Norvvel Equipment Co. 
•Ogilvie Hardware Co. 

Peden Steel & Charitable Fund (cmg) 

Pepsico Foundation Inc. (cmg) 
•Peytons Ladies Apparel 
•Pioneer Bank & Trust 

Prudential Foundation (cmg) 
•Red River Valley Bank 
•Regan Enterprises, Inc. 
•Ross Production Co. 

Rothschild Boiler Tank Works 
•Rountree Olds-Cadillac 
•Rushing Printing Co. 

Santa Maria Wholesale Produce 
"Sears Roebuck & Company 

Selber Brothers 

Shell Companies Foundation (cmg) 

Shreveport Refrigeration 
•Somdal Associates 

Southern Bolt & Fastener 

Southland Corporation 

Stephenson Floor Coverings, Inc. 

Storer Equipment Sales/Service 

Sun Company, Inc. 

Syntex Laboratories 

Texas Instruments (cmg) 
•Times Publishing Company 
"Tucker/ Martin/Etc. 
"Union Oil Company (cmg) 
•United Mercantile Bank 

Upjohn Company 
•Werner Company, Inc. 
•Western Electric (cmg) 

Wilson Foods Corporation 

(cmg) — corporate matching gilt 
"denotes renewed member 

Gifts to the Great Teachers-Scholars Fund by Classes 
June 1, 1980 - May 31, 1981 

Number of 


Number of 



Alumni Donors 

$ Total 


Alumni Donors 

$ Total 



$ 150.00 












































































































































































The 1980-1981 Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund 

The Great Teachers-Scholars 
Fund Volunteer Leadership 

Gifts to the Great Teachers-Scholars Fund are unrestricted and 
are used for the ongoing operating expenses of the College. 
These totals reflect cash contributions between June 1, 1980 
and May 31, 1981 which is Centenary's fiscal year. 











Alumni participation - 15% 

Totals do not include gifts to The President's Matching Fund. 
Some donors who contribute generously to this fund are alumni. 


Banking and Investments 
Retail, Sales & Services 



Chairman, Development 

John T. Palmer 

J. Hugh Watson 
Robert K. Mayo 
William G. Anderson 
Don. H. Duggan 
Leo VanderKuy 
Paul C. McDonald 

Tom Bateman 

George D. Nelson 
H. Blume Johnson 36 

Commencement '81 


I wonder if the waves get weary 

With the surf and surgers on their backs 

Or if the wind is angry when 

It throws the rain against my window 

I wonder if the mountains are lonely 
or only sad? 

I wonder if the gulls are sick of eating fish 

If the sandpipers get tired of dodging waves? 

• • • 

I wonder silly things — like: 

Do sandcrabs live in condominiums? 

James Kavanaugh 

Man's most humane inclination, says 
Dr. E. Grady Bogue, is his inclination to 
wonder — to inquire, to search, to probe, 
to construct problems. Our questions are 
the instruments with which we construct 

Dr. Bogue, Chancellor of Louisiana 
State University in Shreveport, shared 
these thoughts with the 156th graduating 
class of Centenary College, Sunday, May 
17, in the Gold Dome. 

"Wise graduates," he said, "leave college 
more impressed with the immensity of 
their ignorance than when they began — 
but filled with the thrill of expectation 
that there is so much left to know." 

Dr. Bogue charged the graduates and 
guests to look at the kinds of questions 
they ask, as well as the discretion, the 
power of artistry in the how, when, and 
where they ask questions. 

"My hope is that your questions and 
mine will reveal in our lives the three 
humanizing qualities essential to lives of 
meaning and purpose: 

— the quality of curiosity, the learning 

— the quality of courage, the daring 

— the quality of compassion, the loving 

"I salute those parents, friends, and 
family who assisted and encouraged you," 
said Dr. Bogue. "But most of all, I salute 
the men and women of the Centenary 
faculty who — through good questions 
— nurtured your minds and spirits to this 
point, who enlarged and elevated your 
vision of self, whose caring and concern 
will launch you into tomorrow. 

"Do sandcrabs live in condominiums?" 
I never thought about that! I wonder if 

"Do sandcrabs 
live in 

they can still get fixed term level rate 

Of the 155 undergraduates receiving 
degrees, 14 graduated with honors, in- 
cluding Keith Dollahite of Longview, 
Texas, holding a perfect 4.0 average; 
Elsa Karen Kapitan of Bossier City, and 
Kathy Teague Penfield of Marshall, Texas, 
summa cum laude; Craig Ames, John 
Caskey III, Douglas Caulkins, Steve 
Honley, and James Keith McClelland, all 
of Shreveport; Timothy Bruster of Hen- 
derson, Texas, and Susan Snyder of 
Slidell, magna cum laude; and Barbara 
Bullock and Mary Beth Lott of Memphis, 
Tenn., Debbie Hetrick of Mansfield, 
Ohio, and John Holcomb of Ft. Smith, 
Ark., cum laude. 

Seventeen students received the Master 
of Business Administration degree and 
fourteen, the Master of Education degree. 

Centenary College President Donald 
Webb and Dean Dorothy Gwin also pre- 
sented honorary degrees to Mrs. Gertrude 
Feazel Anderson, the Rev. Stone Caraway, 
both of Shreveport, and Joseph Boring 
Bramlette of Longview, Texas. 

Recognized for their many years with 
the College were members of the faculty 
and staff including Professors Willard 
Cooper, Ronald Dean, Donald Danvers, 
Earle Labor, Robert Ed Taylor, and 
Stanton Taylor, 20-24 years; Professors 
Virginia Carlton, Elizabeth Friedenberg, 
Lee Morgan, Webb Pomeroy, Nolan Shaw, 
and staff member Dorothy Hall and 
Bessie May Taylor, 25-29 years; and Pro- 
fessors B.P. Causey, Edmond Parker, 
Betty Speairs, and William Teague, and 
staff member Cornelia Brown, for 30 or 
more years of service. 

Dr. Donald Webb, Dr. Grady Bogue 

more or 

A society which demands a technology 
based on mathematics that it cannot 
comprehend is in trouble, says Dr. Virginia 
Carlton. "Our world tends to think of 
itself as non-mathematical, if it thinks of 
mathematics at all. . . we have no con- 
ception of the impact that mathematics 
has on science and society." 

Dr. Carlton, Class of '39, and Chairman 
of the Department of Mathematics at 
Centenary since 1957, addressed the 
Founders' Day Convocation Thursday, 
April 23. Her subject: "Twenty Problems 
— More or Less." 

Actually, Dr. Carlton said, there are 
other problems which have produced the 
main danger of mathematical ignorance . 

The number one problem is the history 
of mathematics. It takes quite a bit of 
study and learning for a high school 
student to plow through calculus, geom- 
etry, and advanced math, developed in 
the 17th and 18th centuries. Is there 
hope for us to get into the 20th century in 
our high school and freshman college 
curriculum in mathematics? 

The language of math can also be a 
problem. "Mathophobia" may be epito- 
mized by the statement, "I was never any 
good at mathematics." Another real lang- 
uage problem is that of communication 
concerning what is happening in 20th- 
century mathematics, Dr. Carlton said. 
"Mathematicians are in last place in com- 
municating with the general public." 

The final problem she discussed was 
the shortage expected in mathematics 
and computer science personnel in the 
next decade. There is an exodus from the 
schools to business and government, a 
situation which is creating a real need for 

"So what are our solutions?" she asked. 
"There are some immediate things that 

Dr. Virginia Carlton has been chairman of the Department of Mathematics since 1 957. 

can be achieved. . . 

1. High school counselors can inform 
students correctly about the world 
into which their students are going, 
namely, that they need as much 
mathematics as they can master 
during their four years. 

2. Efforts can be made to encourage 
trained high school mathematics 
teachers to stay in the field. 

3. People from the junior high school 
level on up can quit discouraging 
women from entering the scientific 
and mathematical fields. 

4. We can face the fact that with the 
growing need for mathematically 
trained people in this country one of 
our greatest untapped resources are 
black males and women of any color. 
(Up to this point the mathematical 
and high technology fields have been 
dominated by white males.) 

5. Students can begin to realize that 
making an A in an easy mathematics 
course does not compare, as far as 
making himself ready for any field, 
with making a C or better in a course 
that strengthens his understanding 
of what mathematics is all about. 

"Man has a rational power," Dr. Carlton 
said. "It is as much a part of his nature 
and history as language, art, or religion. 
But it is not a greater part." 

From math to. . . 






Commercial Aviator 

Computer Scientist and/or 

Energy Specialist 

Personnel Management 

Teacher - College and University 
Teacher - Secondary 


Mrs. John Hendrick, Jr. 

Mrs. John A. Hendrick, a lady of many 

utstanding accomplishments, will be a 

duable asset as a new member of the 

entenary College Board of Trustees. 

Born Patricia Ewing, daughter of the 

te Isabelle and Robert Ewing, Jr., she 

tended Harcum Junior College in Bryn 

[awr. Pa., where she graduated with 

mors in Liberal Arts. 

Mrs. Hendrick has been very active in 

e arts, especially The Shreveport Civic 

| pera where she was on the board and is 

life time member of the guild. She is 

; so a lite time member of the Shreveport 

l./mphony Women's Guild. 

During Dr. Edgar Hull's leadership as 
Dean of L.S.U. Medical School, Shreve- 
port, she was one of the leaders in the 
formation and development of the Birth 
Defect Center. 

Mrs. Hendrick is also involved in various 
other civic organizations such as the 
March of Dimes, Heart Fund, and Cancer 

Ronald Sawyer 

Centenary College has appointed Mr. 
Ronald L. Sawyer as a member of the 
schools Board of Trustees. 

Mr. Sawyer is the President of Sawyer 
Drilling & Service, Inc. He holds a bache- 
lor of science degree in Petroleum Engi- 
neering from the University of Houston. 

He is past President of the Centenary 
Gents Club, Director of the International 
Association of Drilling Contractors, and 
Chairman of the Board of Directors of 
American Bank & Trust Co. 

He is also an active member of the 
First Baptist Church of Shreveport serving 
as Chairman of the Board of Deacons 
and as a trustee for the First Baptist 
Church School. 



Rev. Kenneth Fisher 

The Rev. Kenneth M. Fisher has been 
named a member of the Centenary College 
Board of Trustees. 

The Rev. Fisher is pastor of the St. 
Mark United Methodist Church in Baton 
Rouge. He graduated from Centenary in 
1970 with a bachelor's degree in religion 
and philosophy and received his masters 
of divinity from the Gammon Theological 
Seminary in Atlanta, Ga. 

While serving as pastor in New Orleans, 
the Rev. Fisher was a member of the 
New Orleans Black Chorale and a trom- 
bonist in the "Civic" Symphony Orches- 

He is a former member of the U.S. Air 
Force where he served as a specialist in 
police and law enforcement and heavy 
equipment operation. 

■ pp" 


Herman Williamson 

Herman Williamson Jr., president of 
Hurley Petroleum Corporation since 
1959, has been named to the Centenary 
Board of Trustees. 

Williamson, a graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Arkansas with a B.S. in busi- 
ness administration, also serves as a 
member of the Centenary Church Council. 

Even with such a busy schedule, the 
Camden, Ark., native also finds time for 
church and civic activities. Using his 
experience as a former accountant, Wil- 
liamson chairs the Finance Committee of 
Noel Memorial United Methodist Church. 

He is also vice chairman of administra- 
tion for the Multi-Faith Retirement Ser- 
vices, advisor to the Shreveport Desk 
and Derrick Club, and a member of the 
Shreveport District Finance and Admin- 
istration Committee. 

The data game 

Centenary's new pre-professional com- 
puter science program is on-line with the 
world of business. 

That's the word from the Department 
of Mathematics, which has just added a 
3-2 program with Southern Methodist 
University in Dallas. 

Dr. David Thomas, Associate Professor 
of Mathematics and Director of the 
Computer Science Program, explained 
in this way: 

"A student, by taking certain courses 
during his or her three years at Centenary 
can continue at the junior level at SMU 
and finish there in two years. The student 
earns two degrees — a B.A. in Mathematics 
from Centenary and a B.S. in Computer 
Science, Computer Engineering, or similar 
areas from SMU. 

But our alumni math-majors are doing 
great in the computer science field without 
that second degree. 

The advantage,'' says David, "is that in 
today's job market, everything else being 
equal, the candidate with two degrees 
would probably be more desirable. He's 
got the liberal arts background, which is 
really important, as well as the technical 
knowledge. People in computer science 
have to know a little about a lot of things." 

High school students interested in the 
3-2 program should plan early. "They 
need to take four years of high school 
math, including advanced math," said 
David. "And when they come to Cente- 
nary, they need to work closely with 
their adviser — it's definitely an accelerated 

Students in the 3-2 program at Cente- 
nary are required to take 27 hours of 
math, the two computer programming 
courses - COBAL and FORTRAN - 
and an advanced programming course, 
in addition to art, music, English, history, 
and other liberal arts courses. 

The Market 

Job opportunities are wide open for 
men and women. "There was an unbeliev- 
able boom five years ago," said David. 
"Now there is a heavy demand. There 
are more jobs than people to hold them." 

David also feels — and statistics show 
— that a computer course in your back- 
ground really makes you more desirable 
to an employer. "So many businesses are 
buying or leasing computers these days, 
and they need employees who can operate 

Centenary averages about 40-50 stu- 


dents per year in the computer courses. 
Open to the public, the courses may also 
be audited as well as taken for credit. 

For the first time in several years, a 
programming course will be offered in 
the evening to enable participation from 
the members of the community. "Even if 
they audit (take the course without a 
grade), they will have access to the new 
computer to run programs," David said. 
"That is one very nice thing about Cente- 
nary — students here can spend as much 
time running programs as they want." 

The new computer is Centenary's Bur- 
roughs 1900 (July, 1980), which is grad- 
ually replacing the antiquated IBM 1 130. 

To date, information has been entered 
via five terminals on alumni, current 
students, financial aid, and much of the 
business of the College. 

The computer not only holds much, 
much more information, but also prints 
five to ten times faster than the old 
machine, and can run up to 20 programs 
at once, compared to one on the old 
computer. It is much more efficient, 
saving lots of steps — literally and figura- 

"Most important," says David, "is that 
our information is so current. We can 
correct information on the new computer 
in an instant; this took days on the old 

This enables the busines office to see a 
weekly income-expense report, or the 
alumni office to have a list of all the 
alumni in Jackson, Mississippi, or the 
registrar's office to call up Russ Hodges' 

Of course, there is security. Not just 
anyone is privy to that information. "You 
have to know a code to get access to cer- 
tain information," David explained. "Once 
you get on, the program prompts you to 
do the rest. Terminals are no harder to 
use than a typewriter." 

Word Processor 

An IBM System 6 is the newest addition 
to the office of admissions. "With the 
word processor, we can reach more pro- 
spective students more efficiently," said 
John Lambert, Director of Admissions 
and Financial Aid. "We'll use it to write 
letters and to produce print-outs of students 
according to geographic location, majors, 
etc. It will free up our counselors to 
spend more time with their students." 

And isn't that what Centenary is all 


Mickle Hall, Room 103, has seen Centenary studn 
Speairs, who was recognized as Outstanding Tec f ' 

PM Magazine featured Don Danvers as "The 
College. (Photo by Becky Hilburn) 

•me and go in the Department of Mathematics. Gathered there are members of the Department including (left to right) Michael Manes; Betty 
>r 1980-81 at Alumni Weekend; David Thomas, Virginia Carlton, and Don Danvers. 

n Danvers. . . the human 


What started out as a programming 
game on the old IBM computer, has 
turned into a "That's Incredible" type 
hobby for math Professor Don Danvers. 

To play the "game," Don memorized 
every county and county seat in the 
United States. The number fluctuates; 
today there are 3,071. 

But that's not all. 

For fun, Don learned to figure out the 
counties and county seats when the letters 
and their names are scrambled. That's 
right. Would you ever guess that 

But wait, there's more. 

Don's latest challenge was to memorize 
the scrambled versions of all 3000-plus 
sites without the vowels. And he's done 

Now, that is incredible! 

i Computer" in a segment filmed at Centenary 

Sherry Barefield, manager of the Com- 
puter Center ar Centenary, enters in 
data on the new Burroughs 1900. While 
much has been done to transfer data 
from the old computer to the new, there 
is still a lot of work to be done. 


From a tennis game to the auto industry 

Though halt a world apart, Centenary 
College and Toyota Motor Sales share 
the friendship of a premiere Centenary 
couple — President and Mrs. J.J. Mickle. 

The story of that friendship is fascin- 
ating, recited just this year in "My Years 
with Toyota," by Seisi Kato, chairman of 
the board of Toyota, the wonder com- 
pany of the automotive world. And, even 
as this magazine goes to press, Mrs. 
Mickle Maida is journeying to 

Japan to visit family, and rekindle friend- 
ships made 60 years ago, when she lived 
there as a newly wed. 

Young Dr. Mickle was teaching foreign 
business correspondence and English 
bookkeeping at Kwansei Gakuin Univer- 
sity when he first met Seisi Kato, a stu- 

Mr. Kato recalled those days just after 
his graduation in 1930, as Japan fell into 
the "chasm of the Great Depression." 

"Professor Mickle loved tennis, and 
after a while it became one of my regular 
assignments, so to speak, to serve as his 
court partner after class. Being able to 
play tennis with him was something I 
took considerable pride in. 

"My employment hunt had kept me 
from seeing Professor Mickle for some 
time. Finally one day, though, we had a 
chance to get out on the courts and work 
up a gobd sweat. During a short break in 
the game, he asked me how my job hunt 
was progressing. I told him I was still 
unemployed, and then proceeded to relate 
with chagrin my failures to date. When I 
finished, Professor Mickle invited me to 

his house, where he wrote for me a letter 
of introduction — to GM Japan, a 
company I had never even considered as 
a job possibility. 

". . . Apparently the letter of introduc- 
tion did the trick," continued Mr. Kato, 
"for in less than a week I received a tele- 
gram notifying me of my acceptance. . . 

"This unexpected entry into the auto- 
motive industry marked the beginning of 
a half a century of personal devotion to 
motor vehicles, and a devotion to the 
Mickle family." 

When Mrs. Mickle lands in Tokyo, Mr. 
Kato will be there to meet her at the 
airport. "It's a three hour drive from his 

place of business, but he insisted on 
doing it," said Centenary's former First 
Lady . 

She is traveling with her daughter, 
Margaret Tregoning, via Thai Airlines, 
quite an improvement over the transpor- 
tation in 1921 — one of those slow boats 
to China. They will be spending three or 
four days in Tokyo, then traveling to 
Kobe where Dr. Mickle taught. The last 
few days of the trip will be spent in 
Iwakuni, where granddaughter Becky 
Timmis and her family live. 

Tennis, anyone? "Not for me," says 
Mrs. Mickle, "but Margaret is taking 
along her racket!" 


^--Xtya: m IX 

However you write it, Toyota means business. In Shreveport, the franchise is owned 
and operated by Hoyt Yokem, a member of the Centenary Board of Trustees. One of 
the top dealers in the five-states area, Mr. Yokem began 11 years ago with only 10 
employees and less than $1 million in sales. Today, the sales figure is up to the $15 
million mark, with 45 men and women on the payroll. Two of his employees, Terry and 
Donna Moore are Centenary alumni. A future graduate is the Yokems' son, Alan, who 
will begin his second year at Centenary in the fall. 


e way we were 

Life begins at 40, they say, and Maida 
Mickle agrees. 

"We were up in New Jersey, just back 
from our 20 years in Japan. The girls 
were teenagers, and I didn't want to 
leave the country again. One day , Joe got 
a call that a Centenary College — way 
down in Louisiana — needed a president. 
When he came back from the interview, 
he said it was the most God-forsaken 
place — but a good location for a liberal 
arts college. So we came." 

That was in 1945. During his 19-year 
term, the College campus grew by almost 
as many buildings, and earned a reputa- 
tion as one of the outstanding liberal arts 
colleges in the South, a reputation it 
maintains today. 


Financially Speaking 

The Committee of the Campus Im- 
provement Program of Centenary College 
has announced plans to construct a new 
campus identification symbol which will 
be dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Harry V. 

The marker will be situated on the 
corner of Centenary Blvd. and Kings 
Highway. According to Townsley Schwab, 
a landscape architect in Shreveport, the 
brick and limestone marker will be six 
feet high and nearly nineteen feet wide. 
It will be built into two retaining walls 

Trustee Harry V. Baleom shows a student 
drawings of Centenary's new indentifica- 
tion symbol which is under construction. 
The marker will be dedicated to Mr. and 
Mrs. Balcom who have spearheaded the 
Campus Improvement Program. 

with special plantings to be added in the 

Mr. Balcom, a member of the Centenary 
Board of Trustees, is chairman ot the Im- 
provement Committee and has spear- 
headed the campus improvement drive. 

The idea for the symbol came from Dr. 
Lee Morgan, Associate Dean and Brown 
Professor of English at Centenary. Fund- 
ing for the $32,000 structure will come 
from the Improvement Committee. Acme 
Brick Company has donated the bricks 
to be used in the project, which will be 
built by H & H Contracting Co. 

Four Shreveport area nurserymen have 
donated 100 dogwood trees to be planted 
in Centenary's Crumley Gardens. The 
trees will be planted among the azaleas, 
which bloom at just about the same time. 
Those who have donated the trees are 
Clyde Gorum, Gorum Nursery and Land- 
scaping; Charles Garrison, Garrisons 
Greenwood Gardens; Frank Akin, Akin s 
Nursery and Landscape Co., and Kenneth 
Fitzgerald, Evergreen Nursery and Land- 
scape, Inc. 

According the the Farmer's Almanac, 
the gardens will be blooming in April. 
What a sight that will be! 

Erik Newton, who worked at Centenary 
last summer for the Campus Improve- 
ment Program has graduated with honors 
from the School of Landscape Architec- 
ture at LSU. 

During his senior year, Erik earned a 
Certificate of Honor from the Louisiana- 
Arkansas Chapter of the American Society 

of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and was 
invited to submit a project for national 
competition. He entered some of the 
work he has done for Centenary, which 
includes a four-panel master drawing of 
the campus; a 50-page booklet detailing 
the development of the campus and 
grounds, an overall conceptual design, a 
schematic design, and several detailed 
designs. We hope it's a winner! 

A copy of the booklet is available by 
contacting the Office of Public Relations, 
Centenary College, P.O. Box 4188, 
Shreveport, La. 71104. 

The Athletic Department raised over 
$20,000 at the Women's Athletic Auction 
held in April at the new LeBoss'ier Hotel. 
Later in the spring, members of the com- 
munity teamed up with student athletes 
for days of golf and tennis playing — 
another successful fund-raising event. 

A gift of $56,238.66 has been left to 
Centenary by the late Miss Agnes A. 
Allen. The money will be used to estab- 
lish an endowed scholarship fund for 
students studying for a church career. 

The Mary Warters Chair fund has 
been designated for gifts in memory of 
Gary A Snow, son of Dr. and Mrs. Paul 
Snow, who died in April of this year. Dr. 
Snow ('58) writes that he "truly enjoyed 
studying with Dr. Warters, 1954-1958, 
and still keeps in contact with her. Best 
of luck in this fine project."' 



The College was deeply saddened Friday, 
March 6, with the news that a fire had broken out 
in the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse. Damage was 
restricted to the dressing rooms and backstage 
area, although the entire playhouse suffered 
smoke damage. Repairs are to be completed by 

The Department of Mathematics furnished the 
questions for the 1981 Mathematics Bowl held at 
Southfield High School for the sixteen middle 
school teams. DR. DAVID THOMAS ( Math) was 
master of ceremonies and judge. 

Several Centenary students will be studying in 
France, thanks to scholarships from CODIFIL. 
to Montpellier for an academic year's study; and 
SHARON JONES will go to Montpellier and 
Angers for the month of July. DR. VICKIE 
GOTTLOB (French) says that Centenary's per- 
centage of scholarship winners was very high. 
(VICKIE and husband MARK are the proud 
parents of a baby girl, REBECCA NEELY, born 
May 26.) 

PRESIDENT WEBB hosted the Meadows 
Museum volunteers at a special luncheon Monday, 
May 11. On Wednesday, May 13, he installed the 
new officers of the Centenary Women's Club, 
where RENEE WEBB was made a lifetime 

MISS KATHY BROWN ( Library) attended the 
AMIGOS Technical Session and Membership 
meeting in Dallas May 14-15. 

DR. DON EMLER (Religion) conducted a 
workshop entitled "The Church/Synagogue and 
the Older Adult" Wednesday, May 13. 

The Church Careers Certification Service was 
held Saturday, May 16, in Brown Memorial 

DR. EARLE LABOR (English) has authored 
two articles to be included in a forthcoming 
volume entitled CRITICAL ESSAYS ON JACK 

"Know What You See," an exhibit about the 
treatment of painting and conservation, was 
installed at the Meadows Museum in mid-May. 

DR. VIRGINIA CARLTON (Math) spoke to 
the Vivian Book Review Club on Africa. 

DR. WEBB POMEROY (Religion) has been 
accepted for a summer workshop at Rice Uni- 
versity to work on the "Problems of Objectivity in 
Ethics and Science"; MR. JOE KOSHANSKY 
( History and Political Science) will be attending a 
workshop in the area of "Public Policy," and DR. 
ROYCE SHAW (History and Political Science) 
will participate in a workshop on the subject of 
international political economics. All of the work- 
shops funded by a grant from the Mellon Founda- 

DR. JOE GARNER (Education) will participate 
in a pre-testing program designed to provide data 
on proposed changes in the common examinations, 
such as the National Teacher Exam (NTE). 

DR. MARY BETH ARMES (Music) was selected 
for the National Endowment for the Humanities 
Summer Seminar "Late Medieval Fictions" to be 
held at Stanford University. 

Louisiana Annual Conference was held June 1- 
4 in the Gold Dome. Hundreds of ministers and 
their families assmbled for the annual meeting. 

DR. WEBB POMEROY has been notified that 
his paper, "Egyptian and Jewish Antecedents to 
the Parable of the Sheep and Goats," has been 
accepted for reading at the national meeting of 
the American Academy of Religion. The Academy 
will meet in San Francisco in December. 

MRS. JUDY GODFREY (Meadows Museum) 
attended the Governor's Conference on the Arts 
and Humanities in Baton Rouge and was elected 
to the state board of the Louisiana Association of 

Recipients of the Outstanding Teacher Awards presented during Alumni Weekendare 
Professor Betty Speairs and B.P. Causey. Mrs. Speairs has been a member of the De- 
partment of Mathematics for 34 years, and Mr. Causey retired this spring after 40 years 
in the School of Music. 

Trustee TOM H. MATHENY has been elected 
chairman of the board of the First Guaranty Bank 
in Hammond. 

MRS. ANNE ROGERS (English) attended the 
meeting of the National Council of Teachers of 
English in Dallas, Texas, March 26-28. 

PRESIDENT WEBB addressed the University 
Assembly at Dillard University in New Orleans, 
Tuesday, March 31. 

In conjunction with his work with the resident 
assistant staff, DR. MARK DULLE attended the 
Sixth Annual Group Leaders Conference in Chica- 
go, March 18-20. He reported that there was some 
snow, some good food, and lots of spirit renewal. 

DR. JOE GARNER attended a Congressional 
Luncheon with the Louisiana Congressional Dele- 
gation and the Secretary of Education. On April 
2, he attended the Louisiana School Board 
Association's Board of Directors meeting in Baton 

DR. JO ALLEN BRADHAM, Director of Re- 
search and Writing at College Concepts, Inc., 
spent two days on campus to interview faculty, 
staff, trustees, and students about Centenary 

PRESIDENT WEBB was the keynote speaker 
at the Louisiana Lions Club state meeting April 4, 
after which he and DR. WEBB POMEROY at- 
tended the Cadwallader Lectures in New Orleans. 

MR. WALT STEVENS (Development) hosted 
the Third Annual Scholars-Donors Luncheon 
held Tuesday, April 7, in the South Cafeteria. 
NEWT HIELSCHER, "America's Humorist with 
a Message," gave the program. 

and DAVID GILLIES, London barristers, were 
the guests of PRESIDENT WEBB and DR. 
HUGH URBANTKE, former Dean of the School 
of Business, Friday, April 10, for a luncheon 
meeting. They discussed new directions for Ameri- 
can and British Government. 

DR. ROYCE SHAW (History and Political 
Science) was a participant on the Open Panel of 
the 22nd Annual Convention of the International 
Studies Association held March 18-21 in Philadel- 
phia. "Integration and Fragmentation in a Global 
System" was the topic of the convention. 

DR. CHARLES E. VETTER (Sociology) 
conducted stress seminars for a number of agencies 
in Shreveport during thhe year. He attended a 
Family Law Conference in New Orleans, April 

DR. DONALD G. EMLER (Religion) attended 
the Louisiana Christian Educators Fellowship 
Conference in Alexandria with six Centenary 

DR. FRANK CARROLL (Music) conducted 
the Longview Symphony Orchestra this spring, 
once with his wife CONSTANCE KNOX 
CARROLL as the soloist. 

MISS DOT RAMBIN( English Language Center) 
was elected second vice president of LaTESOL 
and the August issue of their newsletter will con- 
tain an article by her. 

DR. BRAD McPHERSON( Biology) is teaching 
histology at LSU-BR this summer and will conduct 
research on bats in Costa Rica. DR. BETH 
LEUCK (Biology) will also be doing research — 
hers on lizards — and will attend a meeting of the 
American Institute of the Biological Sciences in 
August. Husband DR. ED LEUCK will be looking 
into the chromosomes of cacti and will also attend 
the AIBS meeting. 

DR. LEWIS BETTINGER (Phychology) attended 
the Southwest Regional Conference on the Rela- 
tionship of Assessment to Education improvement 
held in the spring. 

The Council for the Advancement and Support 
of Education (CASE) has announced that Centenary 
College has won an Exceptional Achievement 
award in the Improvement of Public Relations 
category of the CASE Recognition Program. 

have been awarded the Alumni Association's 
Faculty Research Grant to work on a literature 
anthology, LIT: Literature and Interpretive Tech- 
niques, for Harper and Row. Two other members 
of the English Department, Professors EARLE 
LABOR and LEE MORGAN, are also LIT editors. 

MICHAEL HALL'S article, "Searching and 
Not Finding: The Experience of Donne's Essays 
in Divinity," has been accepted for publication in 
Genre. It will appear in the fall, 1981 issue. 

ANNE ROGERS is attending the Wyoming 
Conference on Freshman and Sophomore English, 
July 6-10, 1981, at the University of Wyoming in 

EARLE LABOR left June 26 to make his an- 
nual pilgrimage to Jack London Country. Con- 
tinuing his work on the Jack London letters, he 
and Professor ROBERT LEITZ of LSUS will be 
visiting research centers at Utah State University, 
the Jack London Museum and Ranch in Glen 
Ellen, California, and the Huntington Library in 
San Marino. 

PROFESSOR LABOR contributed the Jack 
London essay in Fifty Western American Writers, 
soon to be published by The Greenwood Press. 

PROFESSOR LABOR was recently appointed 
as consultant for the new series: Literary Classics 
of the United States. 


Wayne and Donna Curtis ('69 ) host recep- 
tion after "Sim. " 

Mrs. C.B. Oliver of Houston, Tex., gets a hug from Mary Bozeman ('52) who played 
the role of Sim, Mrs. Oliver's mother. Also on hand were President Donald Webb and 
Mrs. Horace Ladymon, Sim's granddaughter. 

Alumni Weekend a success 

People, plaques, and parties 

Jim Johnson accepts the Hall of 
Fame Award on behalf of his 
father. Blume Johnson ('36). 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sutton visit with Dr. Webb 
before the awards luncheon. Mr. Sutton was named 
an honorary alumnus of the College. 

1971 graduates Herb Pearce (left) of 
Brookline, Ma., and Dr. and Mrs. Lynn 
Home of Belle Mead, N.J., get reac- 

Dr. Henry M. Shuey (left) of Huntsville, Ala., catches up with former class- 
mate Frank A. Word of Leesville. Both were 1941 graduates. 

Baymond S. Morris is congratulated on being named 
an honorary alumnus of the College. He was given 
this distinction at the awards luncheon during alumni 


Sports for your life 

Huge muscles and blazing speed are 
not required here. Outstanding athletic 
skills are the exception, not the rule. The 
only attributes needed are a willing mind 
and a competitive spirit. 

Lifetime sports encourage active partic- 
ipation trom young and old alike. They 
not only provide exercise, but also a 
diversion from everyday life. Some people 
make a sport of their hobby much the 
way others collect stamps or watch birds. 

Interest in lifetime sports can begin 
anytime — during childhood, in high 
school or college, or even after graduation. 
At Centenary College, the Intramural 
Department has tentatively scheduled a 
program of activities with an emphasis 
placed on lifetime sports for its students. 

The program will consist of approxi- 
mately 35 different activities, with indi- 
vidual, dual, team, and coeducational 
sports offered. Tentative program offer- 
ings will be as follows: Team; Football, 
Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball/Trm., Soft- 
ball, Track & Field; Individual/Dual; 
Archery, Badminton, Bowling, Horse- 
shoes, Golf, Billiards, Table Tennis, Aerial 
Jarts/Darts, Freethrow Trm., Shoot the 
Hoop, Bocci Ball, Tennis, Frisbee Golf, 
One on One, Turkey Trot, Checkers/ 
Chess, Racquetball, Shuffleboard, Wres- 
tling; Co-ed; Volleyball, Basketball, Soft- 
ball, Archery, Horseshoes, Badminton, 
Golf, Tennis, Frisbee Golf, Racquetball. 

"The fall of 1981 at Centenary College 
should provide a rather interesting di- 
mension in each of the students' lives (be 
it man, woman, or beast) upon their 
return to campus," says Dr. Russ Glasgow, 
director of intramurals. Dr. Glasgow and 
14 student intramural directors are now 
making plans for as "broad and varied an 
intramural program" as the College has 
ever known. 

According to Dr. Glasgow, plans have 
been in the making for several months to 
revive and revitalize the intramural 
program by starting at the ground level 
and going up. Attention has focused 
upon enhancing the basic values and/or 
objectives of the program, quantifying 
and qualifying the various leadership 
positions, expanding the program of 
activities in team, individual, dual and 
coeducational sports, and upgrading the 
quality of officiating. Attention has also 
been given to the need for improving the 
fields, courts, and other performance 


At present, 

the recognized values 

and/or objectives that Dr. Glasgow plans 
to establish as the foundation of the intra- 
mural program are as follows: 

1 . Development of physical and mental 

2. Development of emotional health 

3. Development of social skills and in- 

4. Development of physical fitness 

5. Development of sports skills 

6. Development of a "sports-for-all" 
concept emphasizing lifetime sports 

In quantifying and qualifying the lead- 
ership positions prerequisite to the suc- 
cessful administration of any intramural 
program. Dr. Glasgow has selected the 
following student-intramural directors for 
the 1981-82 school year: Jerry Lipscomb, 
Sr., Clearwater, Fla.; Laurie Pullen, Sr., 
Hugo, Okla.; Greg Haddox, Sr., Ruston, 
La.; Charlotte Blakely, Sr., Metairie, La.; 
Dave Knight, Sr., San Antonio, Tx.; 
Marcus Suhar, Sr., Shreveport, La.; John 
O. Moore, Jr., Texarkana, Ark.; Jay 
Kelly, Jr., Shreveport, La.; Davina Yates, 
Jr., Melbourne, Australia; Steve Wren, 
Jr., Texarkana, Ark.; Susan Keller, Jr., 
Shreveport, La.; Michelle Finly, Jr. Hous- 
ton, Tx.; Charlene Cook, Soph., Shreve- 
port, La.; Brenda Owen, Soph., Shreve- 
port, La. 

Student intramural directors were se- 
lected according to character references, 
academic standing, leadership ability, 
emotional control, major, and year in 
school. Dr. Glasgow is most optimistic 
that with the increased number of student- 
intramural directors "communication" will 
be improved campus wide with emphasis 
being placed at the student to student 
interaction level. He additionally felt that 
the in-service experience that the student 
directors would receive would be an 
invaluable experience to them profession- 

Dr. Glasgow also said that an all out 
effort will be made to improve the quality 
of officiating in all activities by first, 
selecting the best possible prospects; 
second, increasing the amount of mon- 
ey paid to student officials; and third, 
training the officials as thoroughly as 
possible, within whatever limitations of 
the college that exist. 

And finally, Dr. Glasgow has been 
most optimistic about improving playing 
areas such as Hardin Field and the soccer 
field by the addition of back stops to both 
fields. In addition to back stops, field 
markings will be improved and home 
plate areas will be leveled in hopes to 
improve the quality of play and to insure 
student safety. 


We compete nationally — and win ! 

Centenary College has always prided 
itself on the wide-ranging list ot successes 
and accomplishments to its credit — and 
the Ladies and Gentlemen spring sports 
teams have definitely been a plus to the 
glowing ranks. 

The grades have all been As for the 
men's golf and women's tennis and gym- 
nastics squads. Collectively, the list of 
honors by the three teams would impress 
even a neophyte sports fan: a national 
championship for the fourth consecutive 
year (gymnastics), conference crown for 
the third straight time as well as NCAA 
invitations for two springs running (golt) 
and No. f finishes in state and regional 
meets with two more consecutive national 
tournament trips (tennis). 

The Ladies — both in gymnastics and 
tennis — starred on the national level. 
Both teams, in Division II of the Associa- 
tion of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women 
(AIAW), put the Shreveport school at the 
head of the list. 

Centenary s all-star gymnastics pro- 
gram was again headed by internationally 
famous coach Vannie Edwards. And 
Edward's proteges rose to the top in a 
talented tournament in Williamsburg, 
Va., in early April. 

The top-seeded Ladies, streaking 
through another undefeated dual-meet 
regular season and outclassing their re- 
gional opposition, won the national team 
competition for the fourth straight year. 
Starring individually were All-Americans 
Kim Strauss, Margot Todd, Jennifer 
Forshee and Jill Brown. Just sophomores, 
the quartet was joined at nationals by 
sophomore Pam Landry and freshman 
Jessica Soileau. 

The tennis Ladies took up where the 
gymnasts left off. Centenary had a 9-0 
dual record finally snapped at Ole Miss 
and went on to finish the semester with 
an impressive 15-6 won-loss, 17-6-1 on 
the year. 

After winning state and regional crowns 
for the second year in a row, the Ladies 
traveled to the '81 nationals June 10-13 
in Charleston, S.C., to improve on a fifth 
place last year in Los Angeles. 

The team includes Shreveport senior 
Valerie Harrison at No. 1, junior Zora 
Tumbas (No. 2), senior Blanka Blazetic 
(No. 3), Davina Yates from Melbourne, 
Australia, at No. 4, Lake Charles, La., 
sophomore Missy Moore at No. 5 and 
Sandra Duncan at No. 6. 

For the fourth consecutive year the Centenary Lady gymnasts carried away the AIA W 
National Championship trophy for their division. With Coach Vannie Edwards are 
team members (left to right) Jennifer Forshee, Margot Todd. Kim Strauss. Sue Haney. 
Jill Brown. Pam Landry, and Jessica Soileau. 

Centenary's golfers, led by athletic 
director/coach Floyd Horgen, have been 
successfully popping up on links all over 
the country. 

The Gents, who claim the unique 
honor of having won the Trans America 
Athletic Conference every year of the 
championship event, extended the streak 
to three to climax their spring tour. 
Centenary had all-conference golfers in 
seniors Guy Kennen, Peter Winkler and 
junior Del Gorski. Gorski placed third in 
the TAAC meet while Kennen and Wink- 
ler were a stroke back in a fourth-place 

Other members of the team were 
Shreveport senior Jimmy Odell, and 
juniors Kirk Jones and Frank Howington. 
Jones and Odell were the individual 
Gent stars at the NCAAs in Palo Alto, 
Calif., May 27-30. While Centenary missed 
the 54-hole team cut, Jones placed 10th 
overall and Odell also scrambled into a 
top 20 finish, in 20th place. 

With a winning combination in all the 
spring sports, it is easy to see why 
Centenary has been a familiar sight in 
sports circles locally and nationally this 
spring. With talented new recruits and 
plenty of coaching optimism, those sights 
of Centenary at the top won't change any 
time soon. 

Basketball star center Cherokee "Chief 
Rhone holds up his warmup jacket for 
close inspection at the April 24 auction 
benefiting women 's athletics. Over 1 00 
items — including golf lessons by All- 
American Hal Sutton and a new BMW 
automobile — were auctioned off . netting 
over $20,000. Mike Carroll assistant 
athletic director, coordinated the event. 




MARJORIE BROWN HARPER (36) writes that 
after 14 years as librarian at East Lincoln Ele- 
mentary School, Tullahoma, TN, she's retiring. 


ANN HODGES OGLETREE (50) has been 
named Woman of the Year by the Port of Shreve 
Chapter of the American Business Women's As- 
sociation. She and her husband. Art, have two 
daughters and two grandchildren. 

BETH SENTELL PARKER (54) was recently 
featured in a full-page article in The Shreveport 
Times in connection with the Shreveport Opera 
Guild's show, which she hosted. 

PAT BRITTAIN LANGLEY (55) writes she's 
now teaching at Sam Houston Elementary School 
in Groves, Texas. 

CLYDE BOWERS (57) and wife, Peggy, announce 
the arrival of a daughter, Lori Michelle, on 18 
March, 1981. Brother Doug is now 9*/ 2 years old. 
CLYDE is Director of Engineering and Chairman 
of the Safety Committee at Wadley Hospital in 
Texarkana, Texas. 

JAN COOK ISENBERGER (57 ) has been selected 
as recipient of the California Community College 
Archery Coach-of-the-Year award for 1981. She 
teaches at Cypress College, Cypress, California. 

PAUL G. DURBIN (58) has been named chaplain 
for the State Headquarters of the Louisiana Army 
National Guard. To top it off, he's recently been 
promoted to Lt. Colonel. 

JAMES M. DURHAM (59) holds the rank of Col- 
onel and is Commander of the U.S. Army Depot 
in Mainz, Germany. 

Also from Colonel Durham comes word of two 
more grads: COL. WALTER RATCLIFF (53), 
the first person to be commissioned through Cen- 
tenary's Army ROTC Program, is also in Mainz. 
They were recently visited by COL. ROBERT S. 
SNEAD (59) who is the Army Training and Doc- 
trine Command's System Manager for Automatic 
Test Equipment. WALT commandes the Corpus 
Christi Army Depot, and BOB is stationed at Ft. 
Gordon, GA. 


MARY LOU LOW HUGHES (60 ) is now in Frank- 
furt, Germany teaching for DODDS (U.S. Govern- 
ment). She and Col. Hughes have 3 children. 

GRACE JACKSON BAUCUM (63) is also living 
in Germany — in Munich — where her husband 
is an engineer. GRACE has been busy learning 
German, substitute teaching and singing in a 
Christian contemporary choral group. The 
Baucums, with daughters Tiffany and Stacey, 
have been traveling all over Europe. 

ALLEN FORD (64) has been named recipient of 
the Henry A. Bibb Award for Distinguished 
Teaching in Business at the University of Kansas. 

HERB FACKLER (64) has also received an 
award — he's one of three professors at the Uni- 
versity of Southwestern Louisiana to receive the 
1981 USL Foundation Distinguished Professor 


T.J. McClain (29) - August 13, 1980 

Joe Holloway (30) - March 1, 1981 

Catherine R. Guice( 30) - March 11,1981 

Clarence L. Harmon, Jr. (41 ) 

Leon L. Getz(50) - April 11, 1981 

Charles R. Lace (71) - April 1, 1981 

currently Operating Service Manager at the new 
Texas Instruments plant in College Station, TX. 
His employment at TI has included a 3-year ten- 
ure in England. 

Several of the life members of the Centenary Women's Club gather at the Club's 
annual luncheon meeting. They include (left to right) Mrs. Austin Robertson, Mrs. 
R.L. Berryman, Mrs. PaulReinowski, Mrs. Abram Ginsburg, Mrs. Donald Webb, Mrs. 
PaulE. James, Mrs. A.E. Blizzard Jr., Mrs. Lee Ford, Mrs. Warren Fuller, Mrs. Richard 
Speairs, Mrs. Lamar J. Otis, Mrs. Edward L. Hullett, Mrs. Dorothy Gammill, Mrs. A. 
Stone Palmer. 

Chris Webb 


When the computer produced its 
report of gifts to the College in the 
past year, I read the figures, pleased 
that Centenary's goals had been 
met, indeed exceeded. 

But the significance of those fig- 
ures was not, at first, apparent! 
Alumni gifts in f 980-81 totaled 
$115,145.16, not counting the gifts 
of Alumni Trustees. This is virtually 
double the amount of the previous 
year! And, 15 percent of the Alumni 
participated in giving — an increase 
from 9 percent. That figure repre- 
sents an increase in involvement 
(nearly) four times what it was four 
years ago! 

This wave of enthusiasm is en- 
couraging, astonishing. Its expression 
in the form of your gifts is vital to the 
life and work of the College. With 
your support, Centenary continues 
its work with confidence. 

New life in the Alumni Association 
is expressed, too, by new programs. 
President Wayne Curtis and mem- 
bers of our board of directors are 
working energetically in four areas 
of need: class agents will be installed 
in many alumni classes this summer; 
on the drawing board are plans for 
involving alumni recruitment; a pro- 
gram to match alumns with students 
to advise them in careers is in the 
works; and thoughtful planning of 
upcoming on-campus alumni events 
is underway. 

The commitment which so many 
of you are expressing (more and 
more these days!) — to your Alma 
Mater and to each other — is essen- 
tial and it's growing . It is a commit- 
ment of which we can all be proud. 



CATHY BAILEY WEAVER (66) has been promoted 
to credit reviewer by the Federal Land Bank of 
Omaha, Nebraska. She will review credit quality 
of the Federal Land Bank Associations in the 
Eighth Farm Credit District. 

BUFORD (68) not only have a new daughter, 
Katherine Estelle born 24 January, 1981, but 
also a new business. They're the owners of 
"Country Squire Fashions for Men in Zacharv, 

JIM DAVIS (69), tennis pro at Texarkana Racquet 
Club, received the Education Merit Award by the 
Arkansas Tennis Association. He also was named 
the Arkansas Tennis Pro of the Year by the 
United States Professional Tennis Association. 


MITCHELL BRANDMAN (70) is the new area 
representative for Voltex in New York and New 

Many thanks to Weenie Bynum 
'40 and daughter Mary Ann Ylipelto 
77 of Astoria, Ore., who have given 
the College 12 football films from 
that glorious pigskin era. The father- 
daughter team restored the films 
found in their attic and donated 
them to Chris Webb, director of 
alumni relations, last spring. 

CHRIS CREAMER (75) is back in the States. 
He's working as a studio photographer with free- 
lance photography and does some writing on the 
side in Federal Way, WA. CHRIS would like to 
hear from members of the 1971 TKE Pledge 
Class and invites serious inquiries from those in- 
terested in an extended tour of Europe during the 
summer of '82. 

C.B. "CHRIS'' ERICKSON, III (76) has graduated 
with honors from LSU School of Dentistry in New 
Orleans. CHRIS received the Louisiana Dental 
Association Award, and also served as president 
of the school's Honor Society. 

KEDDALL (78) will return in June from the Fiji 
Islands after completing a stint with the Peace 

SUSIE SUBLETT MARTIN (77) and husband 
are living in Houston. SUSIE is teaching 3rd and 
4th grades at Southampton School. 

from LSU School of Law in May. 

ROBERT PARISH (77), besides having a fantastic 
year with the world champion Boston Celtics, 
was featured in an article in the International 
Herald Tribune which is published in Switzer- 

DAVID SCHALLER (77) graduated this May 
from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. 
He and his wife have a new little girl, Genevieve 

Stella, born 3 December. 1980. Big brother 
Jeremy, 3'/2, is very excited about his sister. 
David is presently seeking a call tor the ministry. 

RODNEY STEELE (77) graduated from Iliff 
School of Theology in June 1980 and is now 
pastor of the United Methodist Church in Mineral 
Springs, AR. His wife, Becky, also attended 

Copies of the "Dean Smith Years — Cen- 
tenary College, Four Square Bible Class" 
by Dr. Bentley Sloane are available from 
the Four Square Bible Class, First United 
Methodist Church, head of Texas Street, 
Shreveport, LA. 71101. Hard back, $7.00; 
paper back, $4.00. It's an interesting story 
of Centenary during the Roaring Twenties. 

MARIE H. BAIN (41) writes that Dr. Barret G. 
Haik (73) received his M.D. from LSU Medical 
School and is now Assistant Professor of 
Ophthalmology at Cornell University Medical 
Center and attending physician at New York 
Hospital while seving his residency at Columbia 
Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Dr. 
Haik is married to former Shreveporter Mary 

JANET GAMMILL ANDREWS (74) is selling 
real estate in Hawaii and recently incorporated 
as Financial Strategies, Ltd. in Honolulu. 

EILEEN MARTIN (78) is now a member of 
Actor's Equity Union. She's performed in The 
Sound of Music and North Carolina. 
Eileen also sends word that DUB KARRIKER 
(77) and GRACE RIGGIN (78) are working for 
"Musicana. EILEEN hopes to join them this 

MARSHALL TAYLOR (79) is working for J. 
Walter Thompson Advertising in New York City 
writing, of all things. Burger King ads! 

RANDY PACE (70) has moved to Amarillo, 
Texas, where he s employed with Santa Fe 
Energy Company as Assistant Manager, Lease 


SHIRLEY ARNOLD (80) has been appointed 
Director of Christian Education at Gretna UMC, 
Gretna, LA., has been elected President of LA. 
Christian Educators Fellowship, and in June will 
begin as District Youth Coordinator for New 
Orleans-Houma District. She's also an at-large 
delegate to the Methodist Annual Conference. 

Jean Flowers Clarke ('56) of Benton, 
Wash., (foreground) and Mary Jane Price 
Collins ('69) of Montgomery, Ala., pur- 
chase prints of the Jackson, La. campus, 
featured in the April issue of CENTE- 
NARY. While Mary Jane ivas in town, 
she did a little research and found out 
that it was her husband's, Thomas M. 
Collins, mother's great uncle, Alfred H. 
Horton, who donated the land in Jackson, 
on which the college was built. The color 
prints are available for $15 plus $1 for 
postage and handling from The Office of 
Alumni Relations, Centenary College, 
P.O. Box 4188, Shreveport, La. 71104. 
Remarqued prints arc available for $50 

Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Wilkins, (left), visit with fellow Centenary graduate Dr. Collier A. 
Kinnebrew. All are residents of Shreveport. 





Shreveport, Louisiana 71 104 

Second-class postage paid at Shreveport, La. 


July 13-15 - Pastor's School 

July 20-26 - United Methodist 
Women's School of Mis- 

August 29-30 — New student orien- 

Sept. 1 — Registration for fall classes 

Sept. 2 — Fall classes begin 

Sept. 7 — Labor Day Holiday 

Sept. 10 — Church Council 

Sept. 17 — President's Convocation 

Oct. 1-31 - North Louisiana Folk 
Craft, Meadows Museum 

Oct. 10 - Parents' Day 

Nov. 1-Dec. 31 - Cut Glass of the 
Brilliant Period, Meadows 

Nov. 14 — High School Career Day 

Nov. 25-Dec. 1 —Thanksgiving Re- 

Dec. 5 — Symposium for Indepen- 
dent Schools 

Dec. 18 — End of final exams 

Dec. 25 — Merry Christmas! 

Jan. 1 — Happy New Year! 

Jan. 4-22 — Interim 

Jan. 25 — Registration for spring 

Jan. 30-Feb. 28 - Olga Hirschhorn 
Collection, Meadows Mu- 

March 1-31 — Carnival Masks, 
Meadows Museum 

April 2-13 — Spring recess 

April 11-May 16 — Theodore Wores, 
Meadows Museum 

May 15-June 13 — American Draw- 
ings III, Meadows Museum 

May 23 — Commencement 


Energy Is 


A strong and vital system of higher 
education must be maintained if this 
country is to retain its position in the 
world in the complex years ahead. 

This is the message which the Council 
for Advancement and Support of Educa- 
tion (CASE) brings to the nation in an 
unprecedented year-long campaign. With 
the support of all the national education 
associations and most state education 
agencies, CASE is uniting all of its members 
and friends to demonstrate that "America's 
Energy Is Mindpower." 

The Mindpower Campaign begins on 
July 16 during the special National Support 
Higher Education Day, which celebrates 
and recognizes the contributions of higher 
education to American society. 

The period between October 3 and 1 1 
has been designated as Mindpower Week, 

a time for colleges and universities through- 
out America to remind the public that 
our educational institutions, if strong and 
vital, will produce the Mindpower neces- 
sary to revitalize our country. 

"The force, power, vigor, strength, 
might, and energy to solve these problems 
has always emerged from the minds of 
educated people," says Charles M. 
Helmken, vice president of CASE and 
director of the Mindpower Campaign. 
"America 's Energy Is Mindpower, and 
it's up to educators to demonstrate that 
this will continue to be true in the years 
to come." 

Centenary College will be participating 
in the Mindpower Campaign in many 
different ways during the year. Watch 
for details and how you can be a part of 
this very special event. 


Enrichment is a natural extension of 
the liberal arts. In this issue, Centenary 
takes a look at enrichment opportunities 
both on and off campus. If "Centenary's 
Energy Is Mindpower," perhaps its sus- 
tainer is enrichment. 

Convocation launches 
157th year 

Paul Brown dies; 
book honors his 'era' 

Centenary make 
beautiful music 

Parenting — what 
if you're blind? 

Homecoming is 
December 5 — 
save that date! 

Enrollment has reached an all-time high at Centenary with some 1300 students reg- 
istered for fall classes. This includes 950 undergraduates, 250 graduates, 30 in the 
English Language Center, and 70 special audits. They come from 29 states and 13 
foreign countries with an average ACT score of 20.7, two points above the national 
average. This optimum number of students enables Centenary to continue its selec- 
tive admissions policies, thus ensuring a quality education in the liberal arts. 

On the cover 

Shreveport artist Richard White is the talent behind this color illustration, commis- 
sioned for Centenary's new admissions materials. The artwork is used on the general 
information brochure, poster, viewbook, and catalogue. The Development Office is 
also using the colorful design on a scholarship brochure. 

Tie It Up 

The color print of Centenary's Jackson, La., campus may be just the Christmas 
present you've been looking for. The 9 by 21 inch graphics are on sale for $15 (plus$l 
for postage and handling) from the Alumni Association, Centenary College, P.O. Box 
4188, Shreveport, La. 71104. Prints remarqued by the artist, Ron Hooper, are 
available for $50. 

The Centenary College magazine. Cen- 
tenary, (USPS 015560) October, 1981, 
Volume 9, No.'JlS, is published four 
times annually in October, January, April, 
and July by the Office of Public Relations, 
2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, 
Louisiana, 71104. Second Class postage 
paid at Shreveport, La. POSTMASTER: 
Send address changes to Centenary, P.O. 
Box 4188, Shreveport, La. 71104. 

Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progress of 
Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off campus. 

Editor Janie Flournoy '72 

Special Contributors Don Danvers 

Dr. Lee Morgan 

Production Rushing Printing Co. 

Alumni Director Chris Webb 

Photography Jeff Blakeman 

Janie Flournoy 

Prayer-power : the partner of mindpower 

President Donald A. Webb officially 
launched the 157th academic year ot 
Centenary College Thursday, Sept. 17, 
at the annual President's Convocation. 

Brown Chapel was filled to capacity 
with students, faculty, staff, trustees, 
alumni, and friends of the College for the 
11:10 a.m. event. 

President Webb spoke on "Prayer- 
power — the Partner of Mindpower," 
which also launched Centenary's role in 
the national campaign "America's Energy 
is Mindpower." That campaign is being 
sponsored by CASE, the Council for the 
Advancement and Support of Education, 
to spotlight the contributions of higher 
education to American society. 

In his convocation address, reprinted 
in its entirety in this issue. Dr. Webb 
struggles with the issue of prayer. What 
might prayer-power have to do with 
what really goes on in a mind-powered 
community like Centenary? 

President's Convocation Address 
Sept. 17, 1981 

I want to speak of power. It is a central- 
enough concern in our lives: there are 
kinds of power for almost every letter ot 
the alphabet — from atomic power, black 
power, candle-. . . to electric-. . . to horse- 
. . . to man-, to presidential, on to will-, 
and youth, and zodiacal. 

A new one has caught our imagination 
of late: "mindpower." "Centenary's energy 
is mindpower." That is a sentence we've 
put before ourselves this year, the better 
to understand our task. Because mind- 
power is more than a catch-phrase; 
mindpower is the basis of education; it is 
the aim of education! Mindpower is the 
ability to think, to reason, to learn, to dis- 
cern, correlate, decide; mindpower is 
making sense of life. 

But I have to admit that normally 
when I am in this Chapel, it is not mind- 
power I hope for, but another kind of 
power: prayer-power. My day usually 
begins here, in prayer, early in the morn- 
ing. And it occurred to me, in preparing 
for today, that my being an habitual 
pray-er might disbar me from the ranks 
of the reasonable. Prayer is based on 
faith; mindpower, on intellect: what on 
earth — or what on campus? — might 
prayer-power have to do with what really 
goes on in a mind-powered community 
like Centenary? 

— So, here is the opening Convocation 
of our 157th year, an important occasion, 
and one deserving the most serious under- 
standing: and the President is going to 
talk about prayer? Ho-hum? Who cares? 
Ah! — but what if a man who makes 
decisions about life, believes prayer- 
power guides him, would you not want to 

Dr. Donald A. Webb officially opens 
the 157th academic year at Centenary 
College at the President's Convocation 
Thursday, Sept. 17. in Brown Memorial 

know a bit about it, for safety's sake? 
Ayatolla Khoumaini acts out of his prayer. 
The suicides of Jonestown come out of 
prayer. For safety's sake, would you not 
want to know a bit about it? 

Anyway, it is my Convocation! And 
this is the question I would like to strug- 
gle with at the opening of our year togeth- 
er. It is important. And, mindpower at its 
best includes openness, surely? 

A while ago. Bishop Robinson expressed 
rather touchingly the predicament of 
many, even religious, people, when he 
admitted that prayer seems to him like 
an "impressive roundabout" which he 
was not on, and did not feel the need to 
be on. But his uncle, Forbes Robinson, 
was "on"; Uncle Forbes used to say, "I 
have to go and see so-and-so to- 
day, to help him. I must put aside an hour 
to pray for him first. In fact, I could help 
him more if I didn't see him at all, but set 
aside the whole time I would have seen 
him, to pray for him instead. " 

But for the Bishop, it is just the reverse. 
He finds he is "really praying for people," 
not when he has drawn apart from them, 
and is talking to God about them, but 
precisely as he meets them and helps 
them and shares his love with them. 

Well, he is identifying a real problem 
tor me, too. Uncle Forbes means to influ- 
ence God by talking to Him — urging 
Him to do something, or quit doing some- 
thing He is already doing; and God, in 
that He knows what we need better than 
we do, sometimes answers "Yes," some- 
times, "No", and sometimes, "Wait." 

I find myself as uneasy about that as 
the Bishop is. For example, when, before 
a football game, both sides pray for vic- 
tory, what is God expected to do? On the 
other hand, the Bishop, in my view, ef- 
fectively abolishes prayer, because pray- 
ing surely involves speaking; and what 
he does instead, is already covered by 
other verbs such as "counselling," or 
"caring, or "helping. So ii mindpower 
is making sense of life, what sense can 
one make of praying, nowadays? 

I would like to suggest that we put our- 
selves, for a moment, in a posture ot 
openness, like that of the tollowers of 
Jesus, who, we are told in St. Lukes 
account, asked Him about prayer— though 
they all knew about prayer, of course. 
They had been brought up on prayer. 
But they asked! And He replied, "When 
you pray, say," "Our Father, hallowed be 
thy name," and so on, in the now-fam- 
iliar words of the "Lord's Prayer." 

It would seem that Jesus meant to give 
a new way of praying. Even though, 
scholars tell us, none of the Lord's Prayer 
was original with Jesus: Israel was well 
accustomed to each individual phrase, in 
various ways. So the difference must be 
in him who speaks them. 

Now, St. John, in his account of that 
difference, explains it from an understand- 
ing based on the way language works. 
And since nowadays we also are interested 
in how language works, it is something 
we can get our teeth into — use a little 
mindpower on, perhaps! Jesus s followers 
believed He let Himself be so attuned to 
the Spirit of Trust in the Universe — so 
surrendered Himself to what He believed 
were Gods thoughts, God's will, as He 
understood them — that when Jesus spoke, 
it was the truth that was speaking in 
Him. Indeed, John dared call Him "the 
Word of God, dwelling among us, full of 
truth." So far as they could tell, just this 
once in history, a man risked opening 
himself totally to truth. 

In this understanding, from the first 
beginnings of humanity, the deep Spirit 
of Truth has spoken in the depths of men 
and women. "Deep calls to deep, in the 
organ-notes of Psalm 42: God's thoughts 
moving across the depths of a human 
soul, inspiring (which means "breathing 
into," like a holy wind), leading, illumina- 
ing; giving a glimpse, deep down, of 
what might be and ought to be; sowing 
an idea, a clue; toughing with awe, with 
a sense of integrity, with. . . truth. 

Time and again in the Old Testament, 
for example, a man would be flung into 
his life's work with the realization, "The 
word of the Lord came upon me!" or 
"Thus says the Lord." 
(Continued on page 16) 


Paul Brown succumbs September 1 

"He was a man for all of Shreveports seasons. And while his 
family and friends mourn his loss, they are left with a proud legacy. 
Eighty-seven years of service and giving is something very special. 
And something to remember. 

The Shreveport Journal, Sept. 9, 1981 

Paul Marvin Brown, Jr., "Mr. Cente- 
nary," and the vital force in the College's 
recent history, died Monday, Sept. 7, 
following a lengthy illness. 

He is survived by his wife, Willie 
Cavett Brown; his daughter, Eleanor 
Brown Greve; his son, Charles Ellis 
Brown; his brother, Col. S. Perry Brown, 
and numerous grandchildren and great- 

The College was deeply saddened at 
his death, but comforted to know that 
the magnificent story of "Mr. Paul" will 
live on in his memoirs, published just 
this month. The book recalls the many 
years of his devotion to Centenary College. 

The Paul Brown era was that great 
period in Centenary s history when this 
man helped save the College from the 
Depression, served 25 years as its chair- 
man of the board, and was its elder 
statesman and chief philanthropist for 
decades thereafter. 

"Paul Brown was for 50 years its 
loving mentor," writes President Donald 
Webb in the foreword to a Centenary 
College publication, The Paul Brown 
Era at Centenary: Years of Growth. 
"What was best about the College's life 
in those decades was in the main elicited 
or nurtured or built by this primus inter 
pares — this first among equals — 
indeed, this primum mobile — this "first 

The 90-page, hard-bound edition, with 
some two dozen photographs, recounts 
Mr. Pauls years at Centenary through 
his own brief written reminiscences and 
through taped conversation with the 
late Dr. Walter Lowrey, professor of his- 
tory at Centenary. 

"We are very fortunate that we could 
persuade Mr. Paul to let us do this 
book," said Dr. Darrell Loyless, vice 
president of the College. "It is definitely 
a historical document and will be quite 
an asset to the school." 

A limited number of books will be 
sold through the Centenary Bookstore 
and may be ordered by writing the 
Centenary Bookstore or calling Centenary 
at (318)869-5278. 

Mr. Paul's devotion to Centenary College began as a student (top photo 
in the early 1 900s. One of the highlights of his association with Centenar 
was the occasion of his retirement as chairman of the Board of Trustees fo i 
24 years. Gov. John McKeithen came to Shreveport to honor Mr. Paul fo 
that distinction (middle photo). The bottom photograph was taken last yea\ 
when Mr. and Mrs. Brown established the Willie Cavett and Paul Marvt] 
Brown Jr. Endowed Chair of English. 

The arts 
are alive 
ind well 
it Centenary 

Meadows Museum of Art 

An exhibit of some of the finest cut 
and engraved ^;lass in the world will be 
on exhibit in Centenary's Meadows Mu- 
seum of Art during the months of Novem- 
ber and December. 

"Reflections — A Centennial Celebra- 
tion of American Cut and Engraved 
Glass" will contain 70-100 pieces gathered 
from private collections throughout the 
Ark-La-Tex. Among the pieces on display 
will be lamps, clocks, punch bowls, cigar 
lolders, a lady's cuspidor, unusual stem- 
ware, and a call bell of which only two 
are known in the United States. 

An award-winning film, "Assignment 
in Excellence," produced by Steuben 
Glass of New York will be shown daily 
at 2:30 p.m. An Appraisal Session will 
)e held Sunday, Nov. 15, from 2-5 p.m. 
so that persons may brings pieces of cut 
and engraved glass to be identified and 
appraised by local experts. A tee of $5 
will be charged for each appraisal. 

For more information, contact Mrs. 
fudy Godfrey at the Museu, 869-5169. 

Other exhibits 

On display this month at the Meadows 
"Doing It Right and Passing It On: 
Jorth Louisiana Folk Craft" from the 
Uexandria Museum. "A Collector's Eye- 
he Olga Hirschhorn Collection" from 
he Smithsonian will be on exhibit during 
ebruary, and in March a collection of 
Carnival Masks from the Goethe Institute 
n Houston will be on view. In April and 
arly May the Meadows will host an 
xhibit from San Francisco entitled 
Theodore Wores Retrospective Exhibit," 
nd in May and June, another Smithsonian 
xhibit of American drawings. 

This turn-of-t he-century pedestal punch bowl with matching ladle and stemmed 
punch glasses will be on display in the Meadows Museum during "Reflections -- A 
Centennial Celebration of American Cut and Engraved Glass. " The exhibit, featuring 
70-100 pieces of the finest cut and engraved glass in the world, will be on view during the 
months of November and December. 

Hurley School of Music 

Oct. 23 Patricia Warren, soprano, Senior Recital, 8 p.m. 

Oct. 30 Dr. Schuman Vang, Voice Recital, 8 p.m. 

Nov. 6 Robert Harper, baritone. Junior Recital, 8 p.m. 

Nov. 8 Gale Odom, soprano. Friends of Music, 8 p.m. 

Nov. 13 Janis Jones, piano, 8 p.m. 

Nov. 15 Shreveport Symphony Chamber Orchestra, 3 p.m. 

Nov. 20 Darryn Walker, baritone. Senior Recital, 8 p.m. 

Dec. 2 Ralph Evans, violinist, 8 p.m. 

Dec. 3 Opera Centenary, 1 1 a.m.. Brown Chapel 

Dec. 3 Richard Cass, piano. Friends of Music, 8 p.m. 

Dec. 5 Opera Centenary, 8 p.m.. Brown Chapel 

Dec. 6 Opera Centenary, 3 p.m.. Brown Chapel 

Dec. 13 Shreveport Symphony Chamber Orchestra, 3 p.m. 

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse 

October 15-18, 22-24 MADAME de SADE 

December 3-6, 10-12 MEDEA 

December 27-Jan. 10 PETER PAN 


March 11-14, 18-20 AS YOU LIKE IT 


May 6-9, 13-15 ROSHOMON 

On The Road With Dr. Webb 

Traveling is second nature to President Donald Webb, who as a speaker is in constant 
demand throughout the state. Visitors are welcome at all of these events — please join 
Dr. Webb if you are in the area. 

Oct. 18, 1981 

Preaching at DeRidder, La. 

Oct. 30, 1981 

Preaching in Tyler, Texas 

Oct. 31, 1981 

Preaching in Tyler, Texas 

Nov. 6. 1981 

Speaking at the First Presbyterian Church, Shreveport 

Nov. 15, 1981 

Speaking at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Shreveport 

Nov. 29, 1981 

Teaching the Co- Wed Class at First Methodist, Shreveport 

Dec. 6-8, 1981 

Preaching at Minden, La. 

Corporate Profile 

Enrichment : Fabsteel is in focus 

Enriching the lives of others comes 
naturally at Fabsteel. 

Under the direction of its president, 
Centenary trustee Fletcher Thorne- 
Thomsen, Fabsteel employees are helping 
to find and process energy around the 
world not only in the areas of petroleum 
and paper, but also in opera and the 

For more than 25 years, the Fabsteel 
name has been closely associated with 
superior structural fabrication designed 
expressly for giant petroleum, chemical, 
and petro-chemical installations. Today, 
they also count installations for coal, 
nuclear power, and other energy-related 
industries. Fabsteel structural steel is in 
place throughout the United States, Eu- 
rope, the Middle East, and Latin America. 

Corporate headquarters are located 
in Shreveport, where Fabsteel has taken 
pride in participating in community en- 
richment endeavors. 

The Fabsteel Music Hour, aired Sunday 
evenings on Shreveport's KCOZ, is now 
in its fifth season. Two hours are devoted 
to classical music, and the third hour is 
given to opera, with Robert Murray, 
general director of the Shreveport Opera, 
as emcee. 

The Fabsteel-Centenary Quiz Bowl, 
begun in 1975, was modeled after the 
G.E. College Bowl. Hundreds of high 
school students representing over 30 
Ark-La-Tex high schools participate an- 
nually. Aired in the spring on KSLA-TV, 
the Quiz Bowl is a very competitive 
match of quick recall. Winning teams 
are awarded scholarships to Centenary. 

Fabsteel is also well-known for under- 
writing photography seminars at Shreve- 
port's Red River Revel Arts Festival, 
now one of the largest arts festivals in 
the United States. Over the years, Fabsteel 
has sponsored numerous seminars by 
representatives of Nikon, Canon, and 
other well-known companies. 

Through Mr. Thorne-Thomsen, Fab- 
steel is also active in the Shreveport 
Symphony, Shreveport Summer Music 
Festival, and the Shreveport Regional 
Arts Council. An avid photographer, 
Mr. Thorne-Thomsen has had a number 
of one-man shows throughout the country, 
including one at Centenary's Magale 

Enrichment — through developing 
energy resources or through the visual 
and performing arts — is what Fabsteel 
is all about. 


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Laughter — music to our ears 

Centenary College President Donald A. Webb (left) and Fabsteel Presiden 
Fletcher Thorne-Thomsen share a laugh in front of the Logan Mansion, home o 
Shreveport radio station KCOZ. The station is host every Sunday to the Fabstee 
Music Hour, now in its fifth season. 



New faculty and staff for the 1981-82 academic 
year include RICHARD SCOTT (Business); DR. 
(Geology); DR. DAVID BEDARD (Health and 
Physical Education); DR. FRANK BAGLIONE 
ciology); JOHN TANNER (Business); MRS. CORA 
SEDLACEK (Senior Adult Education); BILL 
TICE (Assistant Business Manager); ' BILL 
ROBERTS (Sports Information Director); DR. 
MICHAEL WILLIFORD (Director of Bands); 
and DEBBIE MITCHELL (Cafeteria). 

hosts for Shreveport's PM Magazine, used the 
Smithsonian Exhibit of shopping bags on display 
at Centenary's Meadows Museum as the setting 
for their July 17 show. The exhibit drew thousands 
of Ark-La-Texans, the largest number to visit an 
exhibit at the Museum. 

Ministers and lay people of the United Methodist 
Church met on the Centenary campus for Annual 
Conference, Pastor's School, and the United 
Methodist Women's School of Missions. 

DR. NOLAN SHAW (Geology) has been elected 
president of the Shreveport Geological Associa- 

The 25th season of the Shreveport Summer 
Band Pops Concerts were held on Tuesday even- 
ings during the summer. They are sponsored by 
the City of Shreveport Local Musicians Union 
1 16, and Centenary College. BILL CAUSEY. SR. 
(Music), who originated the series and who has 
conducted them for the past 25 years, was the 
subject of several newspaper articles and editorials 
this summer on the occasion of the band's silver 
anniversary and his retirement from 40 years of 

Trustee TOM H. MATHENY was elected 
Conference Lay Leader for the 17th consecutive 
year by the Board of Laiety of the United Metho- 
dist Church. 

DR. DONALD G. EMLER (Religion) has held 
workshops and preached at several churches 
during the summer. He also has an article in the 
August issue of CHURCH SCHOOL, "Your Per- 
sonal Communion With God. 

DR. CHARLES E. VETTER (Sociology) attended 
the Annual Conference on Sex Equity Among 
Educators in Aspen, Colo., and was a speaker at 
the Louisiana Conference of Chamber of Commerce 
Executive Vice Presidents and for the Conference 
of Louisiana Home Economics Teachers. 

JANIE FLOURNOY (Public Relations) attended 
the meeting for members of the Fourth District 
Advisory Committee for Louisiana Public Broad- 
casting, held in Baton Rouge August 21. 

CHRIS WEBB (Alumni Relations) attended the 
Summer Institute in Alumni Administration spon- 
sored by CASE (Council for the Advancement 
and Support of Education) held at the Ohio State 
University in mid-August. 

DR. WEBB POMEROY (Religion) led the 
Bible study on Isaiah at the Alexandria District 
School of Missions Sept. 18 and the District Fall 
Mission Conference in Lake Charles on Aug. 30. 

WALT STEVENS has been named Athletic 
Director at Centenary. Taking his place as Direc- 
tor of Scholarships Development is BOB BROWN. 

DR. BARRY NASS has recently had his article 
" Of One That Loved Not Wisely, But Not Too 
Well' Othello and the Heroides" accepted for 
publication in English Language Notes. It will 
appear in December, 1981. 

On top of the world 

Centenary Choir members (left to right) Kay hedges, Jenny Piner, and Elberta 
McKnight enjoy a stunning view of the Swiss Alps while on tour in Europe last summer. 
Centenary's singing ambassadors performed for NATO dignitaries on the Fourth of July 
at the invitation of Gen. Richard L. Lawson during their three-week visit. Next summer 
the Choir will make a tour of America's East Coast; contact director Will Andress for the 
complete itinerary. 

Faculty members attending summer seminars 
includes HAROLD CHRISTENSEN (Economics) 
Research in Applied Economics; ' JOE KOSHAN- 
SKY (History and Political Science) "Public Pol- 
icy;" L. HUGHES COX ( Philosophy) "Economic 
Justice;" ROYCE SHAW (History and Political 
Science) "The Business of Energy;" WEBB POM- 
EROY (Religion) "Problems of Objectivity in 
Ethics & Science; "MICHAEL HALL and BARRY 
NASS (English) Lit: Literature & Interpretive 
Techniques; MARY BETH ARMES(Music) "Late 
Medieval Fictions," and EDDIE VETTER ( Sociol- 
ogy), Louisiana s Humanist in Residence. 

MISS KATHY BROWN (Library) attended the 
meeting of the Louisiana Library Association 
April 8-10, here in Shreveport. 

DR. MICHAEL HALL (English) read a paper 
entitled "Drawing Myself for Others: The Ethos 
of the Essayist," at the South-Central Renaissance 
Conference at the University of Texas in Arlington. 

Opera Centenary presented three soap operas 
during April. They included Rita, The Audition, 
and Gallantry, and were directed and produced 

MR. JIM PERKINS (Development) attended 
the Board of Directors meeting for the National 
Society for Fund-Raising Executives, held in 
New Orleans. 

MR. B.J. BUCKNER (Buildings and Grounds) 
was in our thoughts and prayers as he underwent 
open heart surgery. SONNY RANEY came back 
as assistant director of buildings and grounds 
while MR. BUCK recuperated. . . down at Toledo 
Bend. Where else?! 

Over one hundred students were recognized 
Thursday, April 30, at the annual Honors Convoca- 
tion in Brown Memorial Chapel. JAN CARPENTER 
and KEITH DOLLAHITE were the recipients of 
the highest student award given at the College. 

A consumers Energy Conservation Seminar 
was co-sponsored by the LSU Cooperative Ex- 
tension Service and Centenary College. 

DR. WEBB POMEROY (Religion) has written 
a series of thirteen church school lessons on the 
Parables of Jesus which will be used in churches 
of several denominations throughout the South- 
west. DR. DON EMLER and the Rev. BERT 
SCOTT have made television tapes which will be 
shown in conjunction with the lessons as they are 
studied in local churches. 

DR. RUSS GLASGOW (Physical Education) 
presented a paper entitled "An Analysis of Ex- 
tremity Muscular Endurance/ Strength Per- 
formance of Boy and Girls Ages Six Through 
Eleven Years" at the Southern District Convention 
of the American Alliance for Health, Physical 
Education, Recreation, and Dance, held in February 
in Orlando, Fla. 

DAVID MIDDLETON (Art) exhibited ink 
drawings, wood sculpture, and clay forms in the 
foyer of Magale Library during March. 

PRESIDENT DONALD WEBB and other presi- 
dents of private educational institutions met with 
GOV. DAVE TREEN in Baton Rouge, March 12. 
On Friday, March 13, he honored DR. LESLIE 
MITCHELL, a distinguished Oxford historian, 
at lunch. 

Trustee HARRY BALCOM has streamlined 
his photography interests into a new business 
with the theme, "Expanding Human Awareness." 
He provides high quality original works on 
subjects ranging from travel experiences to wild- 

MRS. ANNE ROGERS (English) served on a 
panel at the annual Conference of Colleges and 
Universities, which she, MRS. BETTY SPEAIRS 
(Math) and DR. BRAD McPHERSON (Biology) 


Dr. Lee Morgan 

Attention: All alumni? alumnae? alumnuses? alumnas? 

By Lee Morgan 

Willie Cavett and Paul M. Brown, Jr., 

Professor of English 

All right, what do we call "two or 
more graduates of a college or university"? 

Chris Webb, our intrepid director of 
affairs for the above-mentioned persons, 
thought that it might be instructive for 
any who are uncertain about the terms 
in question it I dashed off some kind of 
explanation. The answer is not as simple 
as one might think. And its complexity 
could drive those who have need for 
such a term to welcome any workable 
suggestion, even a chauvinist one. 

To begin with, we are dealing with 
Latin nouns; and, as anyone with any 
pretension to learning knows, all Latin 
nouns have gender: they are masculine, 
feminine, or neuter; but these distinc- 

tions do not necessarily have anything to 
do with sex. (For example, causa, "cause," 
is feminine; so is luna, "moon.") At 
least, our problem is not that complicated. 
Alumnus, "male graduate," is masculine 
singular; alumna, "female graduate," 
feminine singular. The plural of alumnus 
is alumni; that of alumna is alumnae. 
The anglicized pronunciation of alumni 
rhymes the last syllable like "nigh," but 
then so does the Latin pronunciation of 
alumnae. On the other hand, the Latin 
pronunciation of alumni rhymes the last 
syllable like "knee," the anglicized pro- 
nunciation of the last syllable of alumnae. 
Clear as mud? Just about. No one has 
yet proposed anglicizing the plurals as I 
jocularly did in the last two words of the 
headline. I am expecting any day to see 
"alum-person" vulgarly splashed across 
the headlines of the publication of some 

school that has abandoned education. 
(Surely, taste will never have sunk 
lower.) However, for once sanity seems 
to have prevailed — so far. 

Alumni (last syllable: "nigh") is uni- 
versally accepted as the inclusive plural, 
and I have even heard bright, unaffected 
young women refer to themselves as an 
"alumnus" of such and such a college. I 
have also heard many speakers say 
alum (accent on second syllable; rhymes 
with "bum") as an abbreviated form, and 
I myself regularly use the term in conver- 
sation. But I am uneasy about seeing it in 
print. In reading, there is always the pos- 
sibility of momentary confusion with the 
chemical compound. Can't you just see 
the lead article in the next issue of this 
magazine, "Alum Needed for Fund-Raising 
Drive"? or "$25,000 to Centenary from 


Don't call us, 
well call you 

. . . for the third annual Centenary 
College Alumni Phonathon, Oct. 26 
through Nov. 6. 

Scores of volunteers — alumni, students, 
faculty, and staff — will be dialing for 
dollars which last year raised over $30,000 
for the Great Teachers-Scholars Fund. 
The goal for this year's fund is $35,000. 

The calls will be made Monday through 
Friday from 6-9 p.m. Pledges can be 
made from $5 up. 

"This is a great — and easy — opportun- 
ity for Centenary alumni to support their 
College," said Jim Perkins, director of 
development and chairman of the phona- 
thon. "With a balanced budget for the 
past four consecutive years, increased 
endowment, and increased scholarships, 
we've tried to show that we are a financially 
responsible institution. We hope our alumni 
will invest in that." 

Financially Speaking 

How do you spell relief tor Centenary 


And relief for the Development Office 
came with the addition of a new Director 
of Church Relations and a Director of 
Scholarship Development. Since their 
arrival in March, thousands of dollars 
have been Riven to the College for schol- 
arship aid. 

The Rev. Don McDowell, Director of 
Church Relations, lists scholarship devel- 
opment as one of his top priorities. He 
works with churches throughout the 
Louisiana Conference, with the Centenary 
Church Council, and with Methodist lay 
people to establish and maintain scholar- 
ships at Centenary. 

Bob Brown, who has recently been 
appointed Director of Scholarship Devel- 
opment, works with the business com- 
munity, foundations, social organizations, 
families, or any other groups — both in 
and out of town — who would like to 
establish a scholarship at the College. 

So far. . . 

A scholarship has been established to 
honor Bill Causey, Sr., who retired this 
year after 40 years of teaching at Cente- 

The Ark-La-Tex Landmen's Association 
will give a yearly scholarship for a stu- 
dent in Centenary's new petroleum land 
management program. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eggerton of New 
Orleans have established a $10,000 en- 
dowed scholarship. 

Caldwell Parish United Methodist 
Churches will give S f ,300 a year in schol- 

University Church in Lake Charles has 
established a scholarship for $500. 

Cole and Janie Flournoy (70 and 72) 
have established a $5,000 endowed 
scholarship honoring Shreveport developer 
N.O. Thomas lr. 

The Nichols Oil & Gas Cor]). Scholar- 
ship was established tor a needy geology 

The John T. Palmer Scholarship pro- 
vides halt-tuition for lour male students. 

A scholarship tor a needy chemistry 
student has been established by Pennzoil. 

A $500 scholarship honors Betty T. 

The Marlin Drake Sr. Scholarship has 
been established in his memory by the 
Drake family. Mr. Drake, a member of 
the Class of 1917, served on its Board of 
Trustees for many years. 

The Harrison M alloy Scholarship was 
established tor any needy student. 

An anonymous gift of $100,000 was 
used to establish an endowed scholar- 
ship fund for worthy students in need of 
financial assistance. 

Students from the Wesley United Meth- 
odist Church in DeRidder are eligible 
for that church's new scholarship. 

The Baton Rouge/Lafayette District 
has established a scholarship for students 
of that district. 

The Baton Rouge/Hammond District 
Scholarship has been set up for any 
student of that district. 

Employee dependents of Petro-Log 
Co. may use its new scholarship. 

The Asbury United Methodist Church 
in Latayette has established a scholar- 
ship for their students. 

Aldersgate United Methodist Church 
heard about the federal cuts and doubled 
its annual scholarship to Centenary School 
of Church careers. 

Bob Brown has been named Director 
of Scholarship Development at Cente- 
nary. With 65 percent of the student 
body receiving financial aid, scholarships 
are of vital importance. 

First United Methodist Church of Min- 
den has given the school $10,000 for an 
endowed scholarship. Their goal is 
$20,000. It began when Davidson Brown, 
a member of that church, caught a vision 
of what Centenary is and, along with 
Marcus Wren, spearheaded the drive in 

An anonymous lay person has given 
the school an unrestricted endowed schol- 
arship of $25,000. 

First United Methodist Church in Mon- 
roe has included three scholarships in its 
annual budget. 

The Shreveport District has increased 
its number of District-sponsored scholar- 
ships from one to two. 

The Baton Rouge/Hammond District 
as voted a $1,000 scholarship. 

Hubert Blanchard heard about the 
federal budget cuts from his son, Chris, 
who is a member of the Board of Higher 
Education, and responded with a scholar- 

The Louisiana Foundation has given 
both Centenary and Dillard $6,050 from 
undesignated funds to help offset the 
federal cuts. 

Scholarships do make a difference. 
For more information, contact Don 
McDowell or Bob Brown, Centenary 
College, P.O. Box 4188, Shreveport, 
La. 71104,318-869-5143. 

A big check for Centenary College is held by (left to right) CMSgt. Jan Boyd: CMSAF 
and Mrs. James M. McCoy; CMSgt. Kenneth A. Black; Walter Stevens, former Director 
of Scholarship Development at Centenary, and CMSgt. James Forman. The money, 
contributed by the men and women of Barksdale Air Force Base was used to establish 
the James M. McCoy Scholarship Fund at Centenary. McCoy is a graduate of Cente- 

The Austin Robertsons Jr. were inad- 
vertently left oil the list of 1980-81 mem- 
bers ol the 1825 Club as printed in the 
Jul\ issue of Centenary. We re so sorry! 

The Louisiana Conference voted a 15 
percent raise in Centenary s decimal 

Centenary Interim 
gives January a lift 

Centenary's Interim is a refreshing 
change of pace — a sure way to beat the 
winter doldrums. 

The January courses - not offered 
during the regular fall and spring semes- 
ters — have always been enticing, and 
this year is no exception. 

They range from the Economics of 
Professional Sports to be held in Boston, 
Chicago, or Denver to Christianity and 
the Arts to be held on campus. 

Registration is being held through 
November 24 in the Registrar's Office in 
Hamilton Hall. The courses can be taken 
for three hours credit or can be audited, 
and are open to the public. 

In Myths and Legends of Art students 
will examine selected myths and legends 
from various cultures of the world in- 
cluding classical and primitive. 

An Introduction to the Health Pro- 
fessions will expose students to a variety 
of professions in the health care fields 
such as medicine, physical therapy, den- 
tistry, medical technology, and their sub- 
specialties. Students will visit various 
laboratories, hospitals, and care centers, 
and observe methods and work-environ- 

The objectives of the Economics of 
Professional Sports are to promote under- 
standing of the principles of economics 
and to apply economic theory to a real 
world situation as seen in the operation 
of professional sports franchises. Students 
will travel to a major city to see the fran- 
chises in action. 

A study of Women Writers of the 20th 
century will include short stories, poetry, 
drama, films, and novels by women. 

An Introduction to Linguistics offers 
an introduction to the principles and 
methods of descriptive linguistics applied 
to the student's field of interest, with 
some attention to their application to 
comparative and historical problems. 

Literature and Psychology is an explor- 
ation of the nature of the relationship 
between literature and depth-psychology 
as exemplified in selected masterpieces 
of Hispanic literature in translation, in- 
cluding Valera, Galdos, Benavente, Lorca, 
Cela, and Borges. 

The objective of Field Geology of the 
Southern Rockies in New Mexico and 
Colorado is to acquaint the student with 

From Broadway 

A very special Interim offering in 
the 1981-82 academic year will be 
"An Evening With Lerner and 
Loewe," a joint production of the 
Department of Theatre & Speech, 
the Centenary College Choir, The 
Hurley School of Music, and the 
Shreveport Symphony. 

The Broadway musical revue will 
include showtunes from Camelot, 
My Fair Lady, Brigadoon and Paint 
Your Wagon. Bob Buseick will 
stage the revue with music from a 
20-piece orchestra provided by the 
Shreveport Symphony. 

Performances, open to the public, 
will be given Thursday through 
Sunday, Jan. 21-24 at the Marjorie 
Lyons Playhouse. Tickets will be 
available in mid-January and may 
be reserved by calling the Playhouse 
(869-5242) at that time. 

field methods normally used by geologists 
to understand the regional geology of a 
geologic province. 

Graphs as Mathematical Models ana- 
lyzes elementary concepts of graph theory, 
with applications to transportation prob- 
lems, connection problems, party prob- 
lems, games and puzzles, and social 

The place of sports and athletics in 
present day society will be examined in 
the Sociology of Sports. 

Students will journey to South Florida 
to study Christian Education Outdoors. 
This course provides study, combined 
with field experience, in the philosophy, 
objectives, planning, and implementation 
of outdoor programs within the context 
of the church's Christian Education course. 

The purpose of Christianity and the 
Arts is to study some of the masterpieces 
of art, architecture, and music that are 
directly related to the Christian heritage. 

■'!§&*&' **"*'-: 

Taking part in the special "Evening w 
director of the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse 
Symphony; Debbie Hicks, technical dirt 
Professor of Music; Dr. Will Andress, c 


The Shreveport Symphony is right at 
home at Centenary College. 

And it's been that way for all of the 
Symphony's 33 years. 

The two institutions have shared build- 
ings, professors, musicians, vocalists, even 
members of their boards. It all started in 
1948 when young John Shenaut came to 
Shreveport to organize and conduct the 
city's first symphony orchestra. 

"Centenary was the beacon of culture 
in the city," said Maestro Shenaut, now 
music director emeritus of the Symphony. 
It was the logical point to bring together 
the musical group. 

"At that time, my salary was $4,000 a 
year," Shenaut reminisced. "Half of it 
was paid by the Symphony, and half 
was paid by the College in the form of 
teaching commissions. I taught just about 
everything — violin, music theory, sight 
singing, orchestration — you name it!" 

In these early beginnings and through- 
out the later years, the College served 
as a resource for Symphony musicians. 
Alumni of both institutions can now be 
found in the orchestras of San Antonio, 
New Orleans, Dallas, and Amsterdam. 



,oewe" are (left to right) Bob Buseick, 

executive director of the Shreveport 

ter: Dr. Mary Beth Amies, Associate 

Centenary College Choir, and Ginger 

Folmer, who will choreograph the show. Not pictured is Dr. Frank Carroll, Dean of the Hurley 
School of Music. Performances, open to the public, will be given Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 
21-24, at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse. 

phony, Centenary a good combination 

They've also served as the heads of 
music departments at Loyola, North- 
western, and LSU. 

A scholarship program, begun by the 
Symphony to bring outstanding student 
musicians to the College, was in its hey- 
day during the mid 1950s, when there 
were 23 students on scholarships. Prize 
winners from all over the world came to 
Centenary's music school, enticed by 
the opportunity to play with a symphony 

"In those early days, one-third of the 
orchestra were students, one-third towns- 
people, and one-third professionals," Mr. 
Shenaut explained. "We rehearsed in 
the old music building where the parking 
lot tor the Smith Building is located 
now. Our offices were in a little frame 
building next door." 

Apparently that wasn't good enough 
for Mrs. Patty Thigpen, who spearheaded 
the effort to move the old Scofield home 
to the Centenary campus to use as head- 
quarters for the Symphony and its guild. 
With the approval of Dr. Joe Mickle and 
the Centenary Board of Trustees, the 

home, now listed on the National Register 
of Historic Places, was moved to its pre- 
send location on Woodlawn. The property 
is owned by the College; the house, by 
the Symphony Guild. 

By 1964, the doors of the new and 
spacious Hurley Music Building were 
opened right across the street from the 
Symphony headquarters. The facility 
was a gift from Mrs. Ed Hurley in 
memory of her husband, a longtime sup- 
porter of the College and Symphony. 

The building houses Symphony rehears- 
als and classes taught to Centenary 
students by Symphony players. Centenary 
students and professors also use practice 
rooms to prepare for performances as 
musicians and as guest soloists. 

This year, under the leadership of 
Nick Cassizzi, the Shreveport Regional 
Symphony will begin its 34th season 
with 12 Centenary College alumni, three 
honorary alumni, live Trustees, and 
President Donald A. Webb participating 
on the Symphony Board of Directors. 

They have helped plan an exciting 
season of seven classical concerts, three 

pops concerts, and special performances 
by the Hartford Ballet Company and 
the Atlanta Ballet Company. Season 
tickets are now on sale for all concerts. 

"We will also offer for the first time a 
series of chamber orchestra concerts," 
said Nick. "We have planned a winter 
series and a spring series, and hope the 
music will be quite a surprise." Using 
music written specifically for chamber 
orchestras, the performance in the aud- 
itorium of the Hurley Music Building 
will be free to Centenary students. A 
very nominal fee will be charged to the 

Centenary students will also be en- 
couraged to compete in the Nena Plant 
Wideman Piano Competition to be held 
Dec. 4 and 5 in Hurley. The winner 
receives a cash prize of $1,000, and will 
appear with the Symphony as a guest 
soloist. Deadline for entry is Nov. 16; 
interested persons should contact the 
Symphony for more details. 

The friendship between Centenary 
College and the Shreveport Symphony 
is deep. Thirty-three years means a lot. 



Dr. W. H. Broyles 

Golf is a favorite hobby of Centenary Trustee W.H. Broyles 

With a handicap of only eight, Dr. Broyles plays as much as 
he can. And as a matter of fact, he is the owner of a golf and 
tennis resort. 

The resort is one of several ventures the good doctor has 
participated in since his retirement from medicine in 1976. 
He is presently active in the oil and gas industry as an inde- 
pendent operator and is an officer in WHB Exploration, Inc., 
and New Castle Development, Inc. Dr. Broyles has also been 
involved in a marina, banking, race horses, farming, and real 
estate development. 

The Broyles tradition at Centenary is a long one. Seventeen 
members of the Broyles family have attended the College. 
Four of Dr. Broyles's five children have attended. William H. 
Broyles II is the latest to have attended. 

Dr. Broyles was named to Centenary's Board of trustees in 
1978, and has served on the Development and Public Rela- 
tions Committee. An active member of the Gents Club, he is 
particularly interested in Centenary's golf team. And this may 
be just the season we've all been waiting for. 

Tom Kerwin 

Tom Kerwin ('66) was sporting a special smile when he 
visited Centenary this summer. 

The College was one of his first stops after a trip to Baton 
Rouge, where he was inducted into the Louisiana Basketball 
Coaches Hall of Fame. 

The campus visit brought back some golden memories of 
"The Hook."' While at Centenary, Tom held the record for the 
top number of points averaged per game. In 24 games, he shot 
over 30 points per game — unequaled at Centenary. His total 
number of points scored, 1910, is second only to Robert Parish, 
and Tom played only three of his four years. It's no wonder he 
was selected as the Helms Foundation All-American in 1966. 

After graduation, Tom was drafted by the San Francisco 
Warriors, but never played for them. He later played semi-pro 
basketball for the Phillips 66 AAU League and professional 
basketball for the Pittsburgh Pipers' 1967-68 season. 

Today Tom, his wife, and two children live in Pittsburgh, 
Pa., where Tom teaches reading and remedial reading at 
Shady Side Academy. He must be some teacher to look up to! 





New members of the Athletic Staff are (left to right) Bill Roberts, director of sports 
information: Terry Moores, golf coach, arid Walt Stevens, athletic director. They and 
other members of the Centenary "family" are looking forward to another championship 
year. For complete schedules in women's basketball, men's and women's tennis, men's 
golf, soccer; baseball, or gymnastics, contact the Gold Dome, P.O. Box 4188, 
Shreveport, La. 71104, 1-318-869-5275. 









Nov. 28 

Montana State 



Nov. 30 

Southeastern Louisiana 



Dec. 5 

# Louisiana Tech 



Dec. 10 

Mississippi College 



Dec. 12 


Fayetteville, Ark. 


Dec. 14 

"Univ. of Arkansas — Little Rock 

Little Rock. Ark. 


Dec. 19 

California State 



Jan. 4-5 

Hatter Classic (Stetson, 
nary. Morhead State, U 
of New Orleans) 



Deland, Fl. 


Jan. 9 

"Northeast Louisiana 

Monroe, La. 


Jan. 11 

Louisiana Tech 

Ruston, La. 


Jan. 15 

"Houston Baptist University 

Houston. Tex. 


Jan. 19 


Natchitoches, La. 


Jan. 21 

"Univ. of Arkansas-Little 




Jan. 23 




Jan. 25 

^Georgia Southern 

Statesboro, Ga. 


Jan. 27 


Macon, Ga. 


Feb. 1 

Southeastern Louisiana 

Hammond, La. 


Feb. 4 

"Samtord University 



Feb. 6 

"Georgia Southern 



Fel). 8 

"Northeast Louisiana 



Feb. 13 

"Houston Baptist University 



Feb. 18 


Abilene. Tex. 


Feb. 22 




Feb. 25 




Feb. 27 


Birmingham, Ala. 


March 4-6 

TAAC Tournament 

Monroe, La. 


# Homecomi 


Trans America Athletic Conference G 


Athletic success, like scholastic success, de- 
pends on the mindpower of the athlete. Dr. 
James C. Farrar, head of the Department of 
Physical Education and coach of varsity base- 
ball, says that successful athletes must develop 
discipline, be willing to sacrifice, and to work 
hard. But most importantly, athletes at Cen- 
tenary College are there to get an education, 
graduate, and become productive members of 
our society. (Photos by Jeff Blakeman) 

l r> 

Parenting — what do you do whet 

(Editor's note: The United Nations has designated 
1981 as the Year of the Disabled, and we are all 
being urged to a new awareness of the necessity 
of allowing all people to participate fully in 
society. That message is very real to Karen 
Everitt Brown ('68), who suddenly became blind 
five years after her graduation from Centenary. 
Her story is serious and moving, sometimes told 
with humor, and always with courage.) 

After graduating from Centenary in 
1968, I married, and my husband, Don, 
and I spent our first year living in Germany 
while he served in the U.S. Army. We re- 
turned to Brevard County, Fla., in 1969 
where I taught junior high English for the 
next four years while Don finished hi« 
undergraduate degree. 

It was during this time while I was teach- 
ing school that I began to have eye pro- 
blems. In 1973 my uveitis and secondary 
glaucoma grew dramatically worse, and 
despite drugs and surgery by June, 1973, 
when Don and I moved to Chicago I was 
already legally blind. Although I could no 
longer read regular print, I could still see 
large objects and travel independently. 

Even with some of the best medical 
facilities available, our two years in Chi- 
cago saw my conditions grow steadily- 
worse. While living in Chicago I took 
steps to try and regain some of my lost in- 
dependence by entering a rehabilitation 
center for blind adults. There I studied 
Braille, mobility, which involved learning 
to travel with a white cane, and everyday 
living skills. In 1975 when Dons em- 
ployer, The Travelers Insurance Company 
transferred us to Jackson, Miss., I went to 
work for the Mississippi Vocational Re- 
habilitation for the Blind. My career was 
a short one, however, as in August, 1976, 
our son, Paul, was born. Since that time I 
have not worked outside the home, but 
rather have enjoyed the roles of wife and 

At home 

I do not have outside help in my home 
and do most of my own cooking, cleaning, 
laundry, etc. However, Don and I have 
always shared responsibilities, and I can 
always depend on him for help, especially 
if it involves some task where sight is es- 
sential. I enjoy cooking and entertaining. 
Because organization is very necessary, I 
am pretty fussy about my kitchen and 
want everything in its place so that I do 
not have trouble finding things. I have 
my spices and other containers marked 


Karen and Don Brown enjoy vacationing in Florida with son Paul. Karen, who lost her 
sight after college, has never seen her son. 

with Braille and have favorite recipes 
also in Braille. My latest toy is an Amana 
microwave oven which has Braille mark- 
ings on the dial which allows me to do my 
own cooking. The company even furnished 
the complete cookbook on cassette tapes. 
This is one indication, I believe, of how 
industry is becoming aware of handicaps 
and providing the necessary adaptations. 
Parenting is another area where Don 
and I have shared responsibilities. In my 
home where I know the lay of the land, 
so to speak, I always depended on my 
hearing when taking care of Paul when 
he was a small infant and toddler. Outside 
of home, however, Don usually had to 
take over in unfamiliar places. I used 
small bells on Pauls shoes from the time 
he could crawl, and as every mother 
knows, you always go investigate when 
things get too quiet when you have a 
toddler. I also discovered that disposable 
diapers make a crinkly sound when a 
child walks. There was one time when 
Paul got away from me after a bath and I 
had a hard time finding him. I suppose 
since Paul has never known me any 
other way but as a blind mother, he 

learned early to accept this. As a sms 
toddler he would bring things and pla 
them in my hands when he wanted 
show them to me. He learned to tat 
early, probably because pointing at ti 
cookie jar never brought results with m 

Since Paul is a little older now, I enji 
having more free time. I have gotten i 
volved in community and church activitk 
I play bridge once or twice a month 
have always enjoyed reading, and ha 
learned to enjoy reading through recoi 
ings available through the Library for t 
Blind and Physically Handicapped whi 
furnishes free of charge to eligible patro 
books in Braille, on records and tap* 
Often called the talking book prograi 
this federally funded program does . 
excellent job of providing current boo 
and magazines to its subscribers. Oil 
by the time a best seller is in paperback 
has been recorded and is available to r 
so I do not feel I am far behind in keepii 
up with current trends. 

I prefer the recorded form for most 
my reading because although I ref 
Braille, I am quite slow and the reading 
tedious. I use Braille mostly for sho 

u're blind? 

reading such as recipes, telephone num- 
bers, addresses, etc. 

I feel in many ways that I live a very 
normal and average life just as many ol 
the mothers do that live up and down my 
street. Yet 1 know that my blindness has 
changed my life in main ways. 1 have 
had to change, adapt and cope in many 
ways that most people do not and never 
will have to. It is frustrating not to be 
able to drive a car. We live in a very 
mobile society and few cities are like 
Chicago with excellent public transporta- 
tion systems. It is hard always to have to 
depend on someone else to take me shop- 
ping or to the doctor or dentist. It would 
be great to hop in the car and run to the 
grocery store on a weekday morning all 
by myself, but that is impossible. Don 
and I usually do our grocery shopping on 
Saturday mornings together with Paul. 
As any mother of a normal four-year-old 
can tell you, this is not exactly the ideal 

I miss seeing the faces of those I love, 
like my husband and my parents, and 
especially Paul, whom I have never seen 
with my eyes. Yet, perhaps, 1 have a 
heightened awareness and appreciation 
of voices. There is nothing that can com- 
pare to a small child's laugh of utter de- 
light in something. 

The United Nations has designated 
1981 as the Year of the Disabled. We are 
all being urged to a new awareness of the 
necessity of allowing all people to partici- 
pate fully in society. This means provid- 
ing educational opportunities, meaningful 
work, and removing certain physical 
barriers from our buildings and recreational 
facilities. Whatever the handicap, most 
people want to be accepted as individuals 
with wants, needs, and aspirations. It is 
up to each one of us to reach out even in 
unfamiliar situations to learn more about 
each other. From this knowledge will 
come understanding and acceptance. My 
advice to you if you are confronted with a 
situation with a blind person, or with a 
deaf person, or with a person in a wheel- 
chair, is to reach out to him or her. Ask 
how you can be of help. Occasionally you 
may be uncomfortable or receive a cool 
reception, but probably you will discover 
a person much like yourself. Remember 
each one of us has certain abilities or lack 
of ability in certain areas. It is just that 
certain ones of us have handicaps that 
are more visible than others. 

Mary Tullie Catcher 

Alumni is National Young Mother 

During the last year, I have addressed 
a wide variety of groups from young to 
old, rich to poor, men to women. Christian 
or Jewish to atheist on the central theme 
of motherhood and the necessity of pre- 
serving the family unit. 

I have experienced first-hand the re- 
peated cries of frustration from young 
mothers who have no place to turn for 
valid assistance in performing their role 
as a mother and wife. I have heard over 
and over the alarm from countless families 
about the deterioration of the family 

These expressions are not regional in 
nature, but are universal. There are 
countless individuals and families genu- 
inely concerned about those precepts on 
which our country and heritage were 
based. This concern, however, is an ex- 
pression of frustration, because there are 
so few places to turn for assistance. 
There is a thirst for knowledge and assis- 
tance throughout our country. 

Because the family was ordained by 
God, its vehicle for preservation could 
logically be the churches of our nation. 
Every civic and civic-minded organization 
should make a conscious effort toward 

preserving that one thing that makes 
society possible — the family. 

The goals of the organization which I 
represented this past year are to build 
relationships among mothers to support 
one another in the challenges of mother- 
hood showing understanding and concern 
for each other, to encourage young mothers 
to find joy and fulfillment in motherhood, 
realizing they are the key to the quality 
of our future society, to provide worth- 
while meetings that offer resource help 
to enrich family life and increase parenting 
skills, and to encourage study groups to 
initiate projects that improve attitudes 
and conditions within the community for 
the betterment of family life. 

Nothing has a greater impact on our 
lives than our family experience. Without 
the family and its effect on the develop- 
ment of society, our society would degen- 
erate totally. If the family is anything, it 
is the medium though which one genera- 
tion teaches an ethical system of values 
to another generation. That is what the 
family is all about. 

Mary Tullie Critcher 
National Young Mother 1980 



(Continued from page 3) 
This, then is how God gets His work 
done. Truth is His creative energy! And 
the deeds He wants done, He germinates 
in the deep of a person. We might call 
that the unconscious mind, perhaps? He 
speaks in the depths of people — all peo- 
ple, every person. And some, want to 
hear, and do hear. And then, dimly or 
clearly, the thought, now gestating, rises 
from the depth into the conscious mind, 
and is perceived as authentic, as some- 
thing to be acted upon. Even as one's 
own idea, perhaps, but with the ring of 

Could it not be so? As I look back at my 
own life, that is how it has been. No 
obvious huge miracles; no large voice 
booming out of the sky; but occasionally, 
a quiet, insistent, holy idea, deep down, 
making itself heard. 

If a 20th Century person — a mind- 

power person; 

finds it difficult to 

believe there is a deity up there who in- 
tervenes down here, he might consider 
there is a Spirit of Truth in the Universe, 
who gets through now and again, too 
dee]) for thought, to the spirit of a human 
being, with a creative idea; and it nurtures, 
and grows, and rises to the mind — in 
words, or as an ideal, or as an imperative. 
Until the person owns it for himself, now, 
and brings it to expression, and prepares 
to act on it. Could it not be so? 

That is what John is trying to say. That 
so far as they could tell, just this once in 
history, a man was utterly open to truth, 
believing it was of God. And in His 
depths, truth flowed: the Holy Spirit 
spoke in Him, unimpeded. The thoughts 
of God, the will of God, flowed through 
Him, complete. When you listen to Jesus, 
you are getting it live, you are getting it 
straight. You are getting it true! 

Now, true words have the capacity to 
create new situations: that is how langu- 
age works. A personal example: when I 
said, long ago, to a lovely young girl in a 
blue dress and a ribbon in her hair, "I 
love you,'" and she responded, and we 
both spoke true, the words created a new 
world for us, a world in which I was not, 
now, the center, nor was she of hers — 
but we were of ours; and the new world 


grew to include five children, eight grand- 
children and a lifetime of joy and meaning 
and fulfillment. True words create new 

Well, the words Christ gives us — true, 
living words of prayer — are able to 
create new situations, and are somehow 
different from the old way of praying. 
Not a superstitious way of praying, now 
but a new way, in which God is contin- 
uously recreating what is being prayed 
about. The Word re-creating the world! 
That is the possibility. 

Consider what happens to the Ten 
Commandments, in this understanding. 
Before this wholly-responsive person, 
Jesus, came, there were prohibitions: 
"Thou shalt not commit adultery; Thou 
shalt not steal," etc. But with Him, a 
fresh situation comes into existence : "the 
Kingdom is with you!" We are new hu- 
man beings, with "abundant life," in us, 
now, tor whom the Commandments are 
not regulations, but promises! Fulfilled 
promises — gifts, even! "Thou shalt not 
commit adultery! Thou shalt not steal," 
not because you must not, but because 
you are new, and would not want to! 

And this is how true prayer works: 
when you pray the truth, you really are 
doing something different, and it is part 
of a new creation! 

"Our Father," He asks us to say. What 
does it mean to pray, "Our Father," in 
the new world which breaks in with 
Jesus the Christ? In a superstitious prayer, 
the phrase might be a description of 
deity. But when I pray this as a creative 
Word of God, something else is happening. 
I am in that moment, when the living 
Word is fresh-spoken, brought again into 
my true being, as a son. The prayer is not 
so much about God, now, as it is showing 
me myself, speaking as one of His children. 
Saying the prayer makes for me a little 
festival of my sonship, in my daily trudge. 
As one prays this Word which Jesus 
gives him, the moment he speaks it, he is 
able to live with God as a son, again. The 
prayer is a moment ot expansion in his 
mind and spirit: what we used to call a 
"psychedelic" moment. It is like the 
quick bursting of a flare over dark land- 
scaping, enabling one to see oneself 

"Our Father, you say — never, inci- 
dentally (even if you are alone), "My 
Father." Because that same quick Hare 
ot light shows you yourself not only as 
His child, but as a sibling! You are the kin 
of all people, for all are His children. 
Your world is now again a world where 
all are kindred. That is what the prayer 
does to me first thing in the morning, as I 
pray it: it is a festival ot my accepted son- 
ship and my accepted brotherhood. If we 
pray that at the opening of the day, how 
could we ever hurt someone, how could 
we hurt each other, in the hours that 

Then, Jesus tells us to say, "Hallowed 
be thy name." I say it, and it makes in my 
consciousness a clearing, in which I find 
myself stopping, lifting my face, and wor- 
shiping Him. I am not asking God to help 
people bless His name, because that 
would be to pray as if this were not true 
speaking. No, this is the Word of God, 
which created the world, and as we pray 
it, as the words are spoken, they re-make 
us people who hallow Him. 

'Thy Kingdom Come' 
"Say this: "Thy Kingdom come, Thy 
will be done on earth, as it is in heaven." 

It I had cancer, I would pray to be 
healed: Christ teaches me that I should. 
But in so doing, surely I would not be 
pleading that God come down and cure 
me. Nor am I deluded by the old lie about 
God, which says it is His will I should 
suffer, and therefore I must persuade 
God by prayers to change His mind, and 
let me off. No, both of those would be 
superstitious notions, of a deity up there 
one has to work on to get one's way. 
Instead, surely, I would be praying in the 
understanding of God that Jesus had, as 
a God of life, of love, of health. And so I 
would find myself, in speaking the Jesus 
prayer, becoming open to the God he 
revealed; I would find myself drawing 
within God's never-ceasing giving of 
Himself as healer; I would find myself 
coming within the love which He has 
been pouring out all the time! "Thy will 
be done," would not be a plea, but a cele- 
bration! The prayer would not be an 
attempt to convert God to my wishes, but 
mine to God's. And that's the best I could 
ever have! Or ever want! 

It is not a resigned sigh, but a shout of 
joy! It celebrates that the very best — 
God'swill! — is being done — in the sick- 
room, on the campus, wherever. 

Now, we know what God's will is! 
Jesus understood it fully, spoke it unmis- 
takably, lived it thoroughly. So a follower 
ot Christ knows it too, and when he 
prays, is thus seeking what God has 
already promised; and the prayer is the 
experience of receiving it! It is the moment 
in which the chalice of your life, to this 
point with cup down, is righted, the cup 
now receiving the outpoured love God 
has been trying to give you all along 
What more could one want? 

"Give us this day our daily bread," 
Jesus tells us to say. And as you pray it,, 
you are not asking God to provide lunch 
for you; your scholarship, or your parents, 
or your wages will take care ot that. No,i| 
the praying of the prayer rekindles in 
your grasp of life the situation in which ; 
you know you are receiving everything 
from God — this bright morning, your 
birth in the arms of your parents, your i 
upbringing, your task, your destiny, thou 
air you breathe, the lungs you breathe! 
with — all out of God! Give us this day j 
our daily bread," I pray; and as I say it, I ! 


n modified afresh into my own true 
eing, as someone who owes all he is, 
id all he has, to God. 
And again, never, "Give me. . . my 
each" When I pray the Lord's Prayer, I 
'ay it as the father of a family, tor ex- 
nple. So I am praying it for the family. I 
>uld not eat bread if my family were 
arving. The bread is for all of us. When 
pray the Lord's Prayer, I pray it as an 
merican, for example a well-fed, 
eak-fed, milk-and-honey American: so 
must pray it, God help me, tor the 
iman family. The bread is tor all ot us! 
A little while back, I saw on a church 
)tice-board the message, "Prayer is to 
nplore God, not impress people!" Well, 
ie point is well taken; but, no! Praying 
the Word Jesus gives us acts precisely 
ce a press, which im-presses its image; 
transforms a blob into the pattern ot 
e press. His prayer transforms the peo- 
e praying it: the Christ-prayer stamps 
em with His shape and style. His under- 
anding of God, His love of people. 
That is why it is important to pray the 
ord's Prayer, before, say, one's own 
rayer: because it is the shaper, it is the 
ardstick, and the pointer, and the com- 
ass — you can not pray for a Jonestown 
you have let the Lord's Prayer transform 
du a moment before! After I have knelt 
ere, and let the Christ-prayer do its 
ork.I cannot plot your hurt! It would be 
gainst nature. 

I was very moved some time ago, at a 
inior High Camp, by a comment one of 
ie boys made. We had had a campfire 
ie night before, and we had spoken the 
ord's Prayer; then I said an evening 
rayer, quietly and haltingly by the fire, 
he next morning, in a study session, we 
ere discussing prayer, and this young 
How said he thought when I was praying 
ie night before, I seemed to be listening 
> God, and speaking what I heard. If I 
as — and I pray I was! — it was per- 
aps a true prayer, which is letting the 
oly Spirit work in one's depths — deep 
illing to deep! - so that it is He who 
)eaks in our mouths! Your own prayer 
lould sometimes surprise even you! 
'hen you pray truly, you are seeking 
)ur way to God — and finding it. 
It is even unlikely that you would pray 
superstitious prayer, after you have let 
ie Lord's Prayer transform you. Suppose 
du go on to pray, as your own prayer, 
ord, comfort the lonely people in the 

rest-home down the street." Or, "Lord, 
feed that hungry family across the way." 
A superstitious pray-er might say that, 
expecting some deity to come down and 
do it. But if you have been im-pressed by 
Christ's Word, and changed, praying 
these same words, but now out of Christ's 
understanding, creates in you the respon- 
sibility for being, yourself, a blessing to 
those old people in the rest-home; for 
feeding that stricken family, yourself! 

A man who prays for the poor, on his 
knees, even with tears, but is not himself 
trying to change what makes them poor, 
is not praying, but blathering. 

Words and deeds 

You may recall the two children who 
quarrelled over a bird-trap. The boy had 
set a bird-trap in the garden, and his sister 
was horrified at his cruelty. That night, as 
she said her prayers, she added a sentence, 
asking God not to let her brother kill any 
birds in his trap. And she hopped into 
bed with a happy smile. Her mother, 
tucking her in, asked, "Why the confi- 
dent smile?" "God's going to answer my 
prayer!" "Oh, how can you be so sure?" 
"Well, before we came up, I went out 
and smashed that old bird-trap." True 
praying smashes the distinction between 
our praying and our living, and merges 
them — they have become blended into 
each other, they are part ol each other, 
they do not have life without each other: 
the words, and the deeds, one flowing 
action, called prayer. 

That is why St. Paul can say seriously, 
"Pray without ceasing." All day long? 
Pray, all day long? Surely! It is not merely 
talking! It is the words, the thoughts, the 
feelings, the being, the deeds, flowing to- 

And Jesus can now give us the Words 
that make this connection irresistible: 
"Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive 
those who trespass against us." And the 
prayer is that dynamic movement in 
which our thinking-like-Christ becomes 
doing it. For as you say this prayer, you 
have instant recognition that you are a 
person who is forgiven, and, that you are 
a person who forgives. There is this sud- 
den, glorious realization that you are ac- 
cepted, just as you are — and that you 
accept all others, just as they are. Forgive- 
ness is a bridge over which you know you 
must walk, daily, and that if you break it 
down, by not forgiving, you cannot cross 
over it yourself. 

Or, in terms of the chalice of lite: your 
cup of forgiveness is full — you have re- 
ceived so much of God's pardon in your 
life, it is up to the brim. You can receive 
no more forgiveness from God, until you 
pour forgiveness into the lives of others. 
This is the dove-tailing ot your words and 
your life, afresh! 

We are no longer babies needing a 
divine wet-nurse to whom to run day and 
night, to do things for us. God has made 

us sons and daughters; He has given us 
the world, shown us how to live in it. and 
holds us responsible for doing so. 

Thus, to ask whether God answers 
prayer, is to ask a superstitious question. 
Whether He answers superstitious prayers, 
I do not know -- perhaps He does! But 
He answers true prayers always: the 
question is not, does God answer prayer, 
but — do you? Do you accept the answer 
you are receiving as you pray? Because 
the prayer, the true, creative word, as \\ e 
speak it, makes us people who are being 
given his loving offering ot the world, to 
live in as His sons and daughters. 

And so, finally — for this is how, Luke 
records, Christ ends the prayer and 
brings it all together -- we are to say. 
"Lead us not into temptation. 

I have said. I understand that three 
things happen as I pray the Jesus prayer: 
I find myself in the new situation which 
praying the prayer opens to me; my 
nature is recreated, as I find myselt align- 
ing with Jesus' understanding of God and 
the world — with the words! I am myself 
again — my own true being; and, a 
momentum begins in me so that my 
living words and my lived life catalyze 
into each other. 

Thus, at the end of the prayer, we are 
to say, "Lead us not into temptation.'" 
And as we say it, we become aware - 
once again! (for we daily need re-awaken- 
ing!) — that all human existence, both 
what is temptation for us, and what 
makes whole, are in Gods hands! Both 
evil and good, tragedy and joy, unfairness 
and justice, death and life, are all part ot 
the basic stuff of existing, and we accept 
it all, as in God's hands — all of it! 

But the prayer has opened us to become 
like the Son of Man, able to know the 
difference between temptation and what 
makes whole, evil and good, what makes 
tragedy for people and what enables joy 
for them, unfairness and justice, the way 
of death and the way of life — and our 
prayer aligns us with the latter in each 
case: with what makes whole, good, joy- 
ful, just, life! 

And finally, we are thrust, by our 
praying as God's sons and daughters, 
into action against their opposites 
against whatever tempts, against whatever 
is evil for people, or tragic, or unfair, or 
deadly. Our Christ-praying leaves us in 
the thick of it! We get up from our knees, 
and we have a day ahead of us filled with 
struggle, with engagement, which is cru- 
cial! Thus we say, "So be it!" Or, if you 
prefer to speak Hebrew, "Amen." 

It used to be stated that the goal of 
Centenary is to bring together knowledge 
and vital piety. If my understanding of 
prayer is near the truth, this is a way. 
There is no gulf between them. This 
community might indeed combine mind- 
power with real prayer-power. Which 
might be power enough to change a 




CUPPLES BARNETTE (28) hosted the Circle 
One of the United Methodist Women at Noel 
Memorial Methodist Church in Shreveport at 
their camp north of Shreveport. JUDGE BARN- 
ETTE is the Class Agent for the classes of 24, 
25, 26 and MRS. BARNETTE is the Class Agent 
for the classes of 27, 28, 29. They welcome any 
news from classmates of those years. 

OTTO B. DUCKWORTH (28) and his wife, 
Louise, celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniver- 
sary Easter Sunday, April 19. President GEORGE 
SEXTON had married them at his home on the 
Centenary campus in 1931. OTTO lettered in 
football under BO McMILLION and HOMER 


KATHERINE ROSS SULZER (42) and her hus- 
band, Alexander were recently awarded the 
first prize for medical research in Peru in 1980 
by the Instituto Hipolito Unanue in Lima, Peru. 
Earlier the Universidad Peruana Gayetano Here- 
dia in Lima awarded KITTY and her husband 
the Degree Doctor Honoris Causa for their med- 
ical work in Peru. The SULZERS are employed 
at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Center 
for Infectious Diseases in Atlanta. KITTY is in 
charge of the World Health Organization Refer- 
ence Center for Leptospirosis. 

JACK COMEGYS (47) has been appointed au- 
ditor of the Shreveport Bank & Trust Co., 
where he has served as vice chairman of the 
Board and chairman of the Loan Committee. He 
is also president of W Discount Corporation. 

HOYT YOKEM has been appointed to the Board 
of Directors of the Shreveport Bank & Trust Co. 
MR. YOKEM serves on the Board of Trustees of 
Centenary and is also a member of the Centenary 
Gents Club. He is currently President of Yokem 

ETHEL FULTON BURGESS (40) earned a big 
Thank you" from the Alumni office staff this 
past summer, she volunteered her time during 
most of June and July and, using her knowledge 
and contacts in the Shreveport area, supplied 
over 40 addresses of Alumni whom we had 

ROBERT G. PUGH (46), chairman of the State 
of Louisiana Board of Regents, was reappointed 
by ABA President David R. Brink to chair the 
American Bar Association's Standing Committee 
on Membership. BOB, a professor of law and 
medicine at Louisiana State University Medical 
Center in Shreveport, is an attorney in private 
practice in Shreveport. 

LYLE L. BARRE(46) was elected vice president 
of Century A-E of Louisiana Inc., an architects- 
engineers firm of Shreveport. 

WILLIAM S. HARWELL, M.D. (47) was elected 
into the American College of Radiology. The fel- 
lowship degree was formally conferred upon 
DR. HARWELL in September at the Annual 
Meeting of the American College of Radiology 
in Las Vegas. He and his wife, JEAN MARIE 
ENTRIKIN HARWELL (49), reside in Houston, 

B. J. WHITAKER (49) was featured in The 
(Shreveport) Times celebrating the occasion of 
the 50th anniversary of the Whitaker Construction 
Company begun by his father, Gus Whitaker. 


WILLIAM T. BOWEN (50) was elected president 
of the Ark-La-Tex chapter of the Marine Corps 
Reserve Officers Association. BOWEN, a retired 
Major in the U.S. Marine Corps, is founder of 
the chapter which represents more than 300 
active and retired reserve officers in the area. 

LEE L. KINCADE, JR. (50) has joined Houston- 
based GoldKing Production Co. as its representa- 
tive in Shreveport. LEE is a certified petroleum 
geologist of the American Association of Petroleum 
Geologists and past president of the Shreveport 
Geological Society. 

(54) writes that she is no longer a "lost alumna" 
and is living with her husband and three children 
in Bastrop, La., where she is employed as the of- 
fice manager at M.G. Dickey, Industries, Inc. 

author of The Southern Reporter and Other 
Stories, recently published by the LSU Press. He 
is currently head writer, with his wife, Joyce, of 
the new television series, TEXAS. 


EVA KELLER MUNSEN ('06) - July 10, 
1981. Miss Munsen was the first woman 
graduate of Centenary College and a member 
of the last class to graduate at the Jackson, 
La. campus. 

J. OWEN WARDLOW (12) - April 11, 

HOMER E. TURNER (18) - Mr. Turner, 
a professional artist in San Diego, was the 
only graduate of the Class of 1918. With his 
passing, the Class of 18 becomes history. 

The Hon. JOHN S. PICKETT, SR. C28) - 
May 13, 1981. 


5, 1981 

WILLIAM STORER(x'31) - April, 1981 

('35) - Nov. 17, 1980 

June 21, 1981 

GEORGE L. BLAXTON ('42) - Feb. 9, 

ELEANOR S. JENKINS C44) - May 27, 

9, 1981 

JACKD. HOLLEY(x'5D- Aug. 17,1981 

ALBERTE. BROWNC69) - June 14, 1981 

29, 1981 

J.C. LOVE, JR. - June 22, 1981. In 1956 
J.C. Love was granted an honorary degree 
of Doctorate of Humane Letters by Centenary 
College. He served on the Board of Trustees 
from 1958 unitl his death. 

PAUL GREENBERG (58) has earned a di: 
guished writing award given by the Amen 
Society of Newspaper Editors. GREENBE 
also the winner of a Pulitzer Prize, is the ed 
of the editorial page of the Pine Bluff, Al 


named cashier at the National Bank of Boss 
She has worked with the bank for 24 years 
is a member of the Northwest Louisiana Gr! : 
of the National Association of Bank Women 




elected a provice director of Alpha Xi Delta ; 
attended the training program at Purdue. DON 
is first vice president of the Farmers' Bral 
^rea Council of PTA. 

LAWRENCE A. FALK, JR. (62) is an associi 
professor of microbiology and molecular gene 
at the New England Regional Primate Resea 
Center, Harvard Medical School, One Pine 1 
Drive, Southborough, Mass. 91772. 

JOHN HILL (64), a Major in the Air Foi 
visited the Alumni Office while home on le: 
in Shreveport. JOHN spent two years in Germ, 
near Luxemborg at Pruem Air Force Stat 
working with USAFE and is enroute to Tin' 
AFB near Oklahoma City to work with the 
Force Communication Computing Program 

LEE WHELESS HOGAN (66) has been elec 
to the board of directors of Arkla Industries I 
a subsidiary of Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co. S 
also serves on the boards of Wheless Industr 
Inc. and Commercial National Bank in Shre> 

NANCY ROGERS STEELE (68) and her husba:; 
James, are parents of a baby girl, Barbara, be] 
on March 19. Their son, Justin, was four yen 
old on March 18. MARY and JAMES live in S| 
Diego, Calif. 

her election as province alumnae director j 
Alpha Xi Delta, attended an intensive six-dl 
training program at Purdue University. BE ( 
NETTE is a media specialist in the Cadi 
Parish Schools. 


DENT (72) announce the birth of their thJ 
girl, Karen Anita, born on April 11, weighing 
lbs. 8 oz., 19 inches long. 

appointed director of student affairs and plail 
ment of the University of Georgia Law School [ 
July. While at Centenary she was an art stude | 
but graduated with a BFA, and later a M.El 
from the University of Georgia. CLAUDIA id 
niece of DR. VIRGINIA CARLTON and one o j 
long line of Carltons who have attended Cen j 
nary. Her brother, JACK, presently attends a | 
both her parents, JACK K. (42), PhD., and vi 
president of academic affairs. Middle Tenness 
State University and MARY ELLEN (PETRE 1 
CARLTON (47), graduated from Centenai' 
CLAUDIA married Russell J. Lambright, aip] 
they have one son, Daniel, four years old. 

LAWRENCE C. HILL (72) wishes to announ.j 
the opening of his new office, "South Pa;; 
Family Clinic" where he specializes in gener 

JOHN WATERFALLEN (74), recently graduate) 
from LSU Medical School, has hung out b'| 
shingle on Margaret Place in Shreveport, whe? 
he specializes in gynocology. 


ALLY WORD DAVIS (73) a loan adjuster for 

nited Bank in Colorado, and her husband, 
ichard. will celebrate the first birthday of their 
lughter, Erin Pace, in October. 

i) have a new son. Grain Broyles Dunlap, who 
as born in March. The DUNLAPs live in Dallas 
here BILL is the president of Case-Dunlap En- 
rprises. Inc. 


;en awarded the New Orleans Sanitation De- 
triment's prestigious "White Glove Award' tor 
)80. ROGKY and his wife, Coleen, also announced 
e latest additions to their growing family, twin 
uighters, Roxanne and Rhoda, born April f. 

JANE COCHRAN SYKES (75) called to say that 
she and husband. Wade, are now living in West 
Palm Beach, Fla. working at the Bank of Palm 
Beach and Trust. 

CAMP (77) announced the April 18 birth of Eric 
Clayton Camp (red hair and blue eyes) with 
"Appointment of Special Power of Attorney" to 
shout such news from "The root tops and so 

DAVID SCHALLER (77) has graduated from 
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and 
is presently seeking a call tor the ministry. His 
wife, Patty, had their second child, Genevieve 
Stella, in December. Jeremy, now three years old 
is very excited about his new sister. 


During the first clays of the Septem- 
ber registration period, we were 
hearing such encouraging enroll- 
ment figures that I was curious 
about the involvement of our alumni 
in terms of bringing students to Cen- 
tenary. How many newly enrolled 
students might have considered Cen- 
tenary because of the experiences 
of family members who are alumni? 

We came up with some figures 
that might surprise you: fully 20 
percent of freshmen and transfer 
students have an alumnus in the 
family. Indeed, 12 percent of these 
are children of alumni parents (one 
or both)! This points out in yet 
another way the extent to which 
the Centenary experience is valued: 
succeeding generations know the 
benefits of the consistently high 
standards the College maintains. 

The rise in the average ACT 
score of our students demonstrates 
that the standards have not been 
lowered. Yet, enrollment has risen 
to the optimum level. If this trend 
continues, it is logical that more 
and more applicants will be turned 
away in favor of better-qualified 
young people. However, while Cen- 
tenary continues to enjoy the support 
of her alumni, she realizes the 
extent of her obligation to them. By 
paying serious attention to the rec- 
ommendations ol alumni — parents, 
family members, and friends — the 
College will continue to attract quality 
students, and will continue to earn 
that support. This we intend to do. 

Letters from Class Agents are on 
the way! Twenty classes, as we said 
last issue, will be serviced this year. 

The following is a roster of this 
year's group of Alumni Class Agents. 
We salute these fine folks. Let's sup- 
port their efforts! 

Chris Webb 

Chris Thomas Barnette '24, '25 '26 
Emily Sue Cupples Barnette 

'27, '28, '29 
Charles Ravenna '32 
Jack & Glennette Middlebrooks 

Williamson 49 
Marion D. Hargrove, Jr. '51 
Ann Wesson Wyche '52 
Martha Jean Burgess Norton '53 
Stone & Eleanor DeBray 

Caraway '54 
William Juan & Bonnie Harrel 

Watkins '57 
James M. Goins '61 
Eugene & Charlotte Stodghill 

Bryson '63 
Eneile Cooke Mears '66 
Wayne & Donna Banks Curtis '69 
John & Sue Couvillion Scheel 70 
Ann Hollandsworth Kleine 72 
E. Paul Young III 76 
Leah Ades Cooper 77 
Bill DeWare 78 
Becky Wallace DeWare '80 
Jan Carpenter '81 

Twenty more classes will have 
Agents next fall, and remaining 
classes will be included in the sum- 
mer of 1983. Let us know if you 
might be interested in joining the 

DERRIK LAND (77) has had two recent changes 
in writes of two recent changes news items. First, 
he has moved to Dallas and, second, he is getting 
married in Oct. 

DONNA WILSON MOORES (77) is back in 
Shreveport. Her husband, TERRY MOORES 
(74) played golf for Centenary and has just been 
named the new golf coach. 

DICKENS (76) were featured in the Sunday 
Times on the religion page. They are both minis- 
ters and VAN is at the First Methodist Church in 
Bossier City, KATHY serves at Noel Memorial. 

CATHY BUSH (78) was awarded her master's 
degree from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, 
and is in pursuit of a doctor's in psychology, also 
at John Hopkins. 

MARGARET A. BROWN (79) has been elected 
president of the Caddo Association of Educators, 
a professional organization of Caddo Public- 
School Teachers and administrators. MARGARET 
is a mathematics and science teacher at the School 
Away From School. 

JOEL TOHLINE (74), and the REV. DANIEL W. 
TOHLINE (51 ), and JACE (x73) are the proud fa- 
ther, grandfather, and uncle (respectively) of 
Sharon Renee Tohline, born April 25 and weighing 
7 lbs, 13 oz. JOEL is a research associate with the 
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratories in Los Alamos, 
NM. DAVID is the pastor of Mangum Memorial 
United Methodist Church in Shreveport. 

JACK CALDWELL (79) received his MBA from 
Tulane University in May and is now training to 
be a stockbroker with Howard, Weil, Labouisse, 
Reiedrichs, Inc. in their Houma, La., office. 

MARK E. ROWLAND (79) and Brenda F. Hebert 
were married in April in Topeka, KS. They are 
living in Syracuse, KS., where MARK works for 
the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation 

JAN CARPENTER (81) has been appointed 
Class Agent for the Class of 198 1 , the first official 
appointment of a Centenary Alumni Class Agent. 
JAN works in the Pathology Laboratory at Bossier 
General Hospital. 

THOMAS C. MARSHALL, a former Centenary 
student, and his wife, Nancy are co-editors and 
publishers of a new bimonthly magazine called 
Louisiana Life, Magazine of the Bayou State. 

awarded a student associate membership in the 
American Institute of Chemists. LINDA was also 
nominated by the Chemistry Department at Cen- 
tenary as the single most outstanding student. 
She plans to attend graduate school in the near 

KEN JECK (81 ) started work in August as a field 
engineer in training for Welex, part of Halliburton, 
an oil-well service company in Liberal. KS. 

Oops.we goofed ! CHRIS ROGERS (81 ) really did 
graduate MAGNA CUM LAUDE with a grade 
point average of 3.72. How could we fail to recog- 
nize such an outstanding personal achievement? 
Our congratulations, CHRIS. 

SAMUEL S. RANIER (81), who was awarded his 
MBA in May, has been named supervisor-com- 
munications for International Paper Co.'s Wood 
Products Group. He had been regional communi- 
cator for IP's Mid-South Region based in Shreve- 
port will now be living in Dallas, Texas. 

STEVE HONLEY (81) is working towards his 
master's degree at George Washington University's 
School of International Affairs. 




Shreveport, Louisiana 71 104 

Second-class postage paid at Shreveport, La. 


Saturday, December 5, 1981 

Enjoy — luncheon at noon in the South Cafeteria with former facult} 

returning alumni and official Homecoming hosts, Camp an< 
Carolyn Clay Flournoy, '42 and '45 

Hear — James R. Dean, '42, senior vice president of Exxon Corporation 
talk about "Energy in the '80s" 

Rekindle — friendships Saturday afternoon at reunions: Maroon Jao 

kets, Choir, ROTC, Art, Psychology and Chemistry, am 
at fraternity/sorority open houses \ 

Cheer — for the Gentlemen when they meet the Louisiana Tech Bu 

dogs at 7:45 p.m. in the Gold Dome 

Dance — away the night at a victory celebration 

Look — for complete details in a Homecoming brochure 

Write today — for tickets to the game; there is a limited supply. Sen 

$2 per ticket with a self -addressed, stamped envelop 
to the Alumni Office, P.O. Box 4188, Shrevepor 
Louisiana, 71104 


Dept. of Education 

— IP 

"Our goal : to turn out 

good professionals" 

Fifth master's degree 

How do students 
choose a college? 

The changing 
energy picture 
—James Dean '41 


Tennis, anyone? 

4<Ti 1 

It's good to be back" 

'Businesses have a stake 
in good education" 
-W.E. Bradford '58 

Gents Club President Jerry Sawyer presents Dr. Donald Webb, president of Centenary 
College, a contribution for a proposed new tennis facility while Walt Stevens, (left) 
athletic director, looks on. The plan calls for building three pairs of lighted courts, 
suitable for tournament play, to the east of the Gold Dome. Estimated cost of the facility 
is $175,000. "Centenary's emphasis is quality," said President Webb. "In tennis, we 
have quality players and a quality coach, Jimmy Harrison. Now, we must provide for 
them quality facilities." 

On the cover 

Centenary College was a winter wonderland Thursday, Jan. 21, after Shreveport s 
largest snowfall since 1949. Some areas were blanketed in as much as six inches of the 
white powder, including this fountain in Centenary's Crumley azalea garden. 

The Centenary College magazine, Cente- 
nary, (USPS 015560) January, 1982, 
Volume 9, No. 3, is published four times 
annually in October, January, April, and 
July by the Office of Public Relations, 
291 1 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, 
Louisiana, 71104. Second Class postage 
paid at Shreveport, La. POSTMASTER: 
Send address changes to Centenary, P.O. 
Box 4188, Shreveport, La. 71104. 

Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progress of <j 
Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off campus. 

Editor Janie Flournoy '72 I 

Special Contributors Don Danvers 

Dr. Lee Morgan 

Production Rushing Printing Co. 

Alumni Director Chris Webb 

Photography Byron Stringer 

Janie Flournoy 


The picture 
is changing, 
says Exxon 
vice president 

Even though energy demands have 
slowed down in the United States, we 
still depend on imported oil to fill the gap 
between the amount of oil we need and 
the amount we can pump at home. But 
by the 1990s, that picture should change 
as imports decline substantially because 
of our own expanded synthetic and crude 
oil production. 

That's the word from James F. Dean, 
41, director and senior vice president of 
Exxon Corporation, who spoke at Home- 
coming, Saturday, Dec. 5. He and Mrs. 
Dean, the former Georgia Till, flew in 
from New York for their first visit back 
on campus in 40 years. 

The slow growth means that this 
country will be increasing its total energy 
needs at less than one percent a year 
between now and 1990, said Mr. Dean 
to an audience of alumni, businessmen, 
and faculty. That compares with a 4.4 
percent rate during the late 1960s and 
early 70s. 

"If energy demand seems to be ad- 
vancing more like a turtle than a Toyota, 
it's partly because our economy isn't 
moving ahead as fast as it used to," Mr. 
| Dean explained. "What also seems to be 
slowing demand is the 'filet mignon' 
factor. The more it costs, the less we buy. 
The result is broadly called conservation 
— using less energy and using what is 
used more efficiently. This includes 
turning down thermostats in winter, 
insulating and weatherproofing homes, 
driving less and driving slower. Business 
and industry are also turning to newer, 
more energy -efficient equipment.'' 

It's in the cards — Exxon Senior Vice President James Dean, '41, shows a familiar piece 
of plastic to Centenary College President Donald Webb. Dean spoke on "Energy Issues 
of the '80s" after lunch during Homecoming festivities Saturday, Dec. 5. 

It is expected by 1990 that consumption 
of conventional oil and gas will have 
declined in the United States. It is also 
expected that production of crude oil and 
natural gas liquids will decline substan- 
tially — from more than 10 million 
barrels a clay at present to about 7 
million in 1990. 

What sources will take care of the 
growth in demand in the years ahead, 
since even a fraction of one percent 
growth a year adds up to the need for 
nearly 10 percent more energy between 
now and 1990? Probably more coal, 
nuclear, and to a lesser extent hydro- 
electric power, Mr. Dean said. 

"Our own country still depends on 
OPEC and other foreign suppliers for 35 
percent of the oil we use,' he said. 
"Clearly, it is in our national interest to 
increase the security of future supplies 
and to develop alternative sources. Find- 
ing more petroleum at home and coaxing 
every last bit of it out of the ground is 
especially important. Fortunately, as 
they used to say in my post graduate 
days, the joint is jumping. 

Much of that "jumping" is due to the 
decontrol of crude oil prices which has 
created an entrepreneurial climate in 
which once-marginal or even money- 
losing propositions now make good eco- 


nomic sense, he said. The Reagan Admin- 
istration's confidence in the free market- 
place and minimum government inter- 
vention is also spurring the energy indus- 
try onward and upward. 

Exploratory drilling onshore in the 
United States is now setting all-time 
highs. "In July, the number of seismic- 
crews in action — a leading indicator of 
exploration activity — broke a record 
which stood for nearly 30 years," Mr. 
Dean said. "At my own company, we're 
drilling three times as many onshore 
exploratory wells as we did five years 
ago, and our onshore seismic activities 
have nearly quadrupled in the same 

Offshore — in the Cult of Mexico, 
California, and Alaska — leaders in the 
industry are looking forward to explora- 
tion in new areas. "Hopefully, new 
discoveries in these waters will add sig- 
nificantly to our oil and gas reserves," 
said Mr. Dean. "The main question is 
how much — and only time and a huge 
expenditure in money and effort will 

Technical challenges abound in all 
these activities, Mr. Dean said. And they 
point up the need for increasing numbers 
of well-trained people in the energy 
field. (Continued on page 11) 

Education : The hedge against future shock 

By W.E. Bradford 
Class of 1958 

Education has served us well in this 
country — we can probably attribute our 
success in building such a great nation to 
the quality of our educational institu- 
tions and to the teachers who have 
guided our population to near universal 

It seems to be almost self-evident that 
the single most important factor in prop- 
agating democracy and free enterprise is 
superior compulsory education — yet, 
lately I have read things that perplex me. 
Leading educators are saying that literacy, 
and they mean the basic ability to read 
and write, is on the threshold of obso- 
lescence. I hear progressive philosophers 
saying that the written word is dead, that 
we are now in a communications revolu- 
tion, to end in a post-literate society, 
where vastly intelligent machines will 
think for us, synthesize our facts for us, 
plan for us. 

Frankly, I find that concept horrifying. 
I am firmly convinced that America's 
future, the future of democracy and capi- 
talism is founded on education. What do 
you suppose could be founded on an 
entire civilization of illiterate individuals 
unable to read a newspaper, write their 
names or think logically without an 
electronic super-brain to feed their audio 
cassettes, their video cassettes, to create 
their link with man, nature and the uni- 

I'm so concerned with this possibility 
that I would like to talk with you today 
about the future of education, about the 
necessity to prepare for the world to 
come, to prepare for massive technological 
and cultural change. 

Alvin Toffler in the book Future Shock 

"In the technological systems of tomor- 
row — fast, fluid and self-regulating ma- 
chines will deal with the flow of physical 
materials; men with the flow of informa- 
tion and insight. Machines will increas- 
ingly perform the routine tasks; men the 
intellectual and creative tasks ..." 

He continues by saying that the accel- 
erative thrust of our environment will 

grow faster and tomorrow's individual 
will have to cope with even more hectic 
change than we do today, and he calls for 
us to develop in children a cope-ability. 

"It is no longer sufficient for Johnny to 
understand the past," he wrote. "It is not 
even enough for him to understand the 
present, for the here-and-now environ- 
ment will soon vanish. Johnny must learn 
to anticipate the direction and rate of 
change. He must, to put it technically, 
learn to make repeated, probabilistic, 
increasingly long-range assumptions about 
the future." 

I think that one of the things Mr. 
Toffler is talking about here is the resur- 
gence of the Renaissance man — a man 
with a broad-based education, multi-dis- 
ciplined knowledge. That is the only 
kind of individual that will be able to 
survive in the future. 

Let's explore for a moment the here 
and now and that phenomenon of modern 
civilization — the information explosion. 
This year our world will generate more 
data, more technical information than 
has been generated ever in the history of 
man, all combined. Next year's informa- 
tion explosion will grow by the same 
order of magnitude. What we've got here 
is an acceleration of pace nobody, not 
even the great thinkers, predicted a 
decade ago. Now, things that five years 
ago, were twenty years off are coming to 
frui tion tomorro w. 

So, the future is now. Things we 
thought were years away are happening 
today. Take the computer business itself. 
In the 1960s some brilliant engineer in- 
vented a little disc, which he called a 4K 
chip. He figured out a way to store 4,000 
bits of information on this little round 
disc, a quarter of an inch wide, by im- 
planting thousands of dots of ferric oxide, 
each electrically charged. 

Then somebody invented an 8K chip 
capable of storing 8,000 bits of informa- 
tion. Today the current generation of 
64,000 bits is too slow and too big, so the 
latest thing is to switch to a memory 
bubble, which processes well over 
100,000 bits of information. 

One way of describing what is hap- 

pening to computers, to our society, is to 
look at hand-held calculators. Just a few 
years ago a calculator cost $300; now 
you can buy one for $ 10. If it breaks, you 
throw it away. But then, it's probably 
already obsolete. A computer the size of 
a large room just a few years ago is now 
replaced with a bread box-sized machine 
that can operate faster, process more, at 
a lower price. 

The result of all this is mass production 
at low cost. The computer people are 
now saying by the mid-1980s all kinds of 
consumer products will be on the market 
— including your very own home com- 
puter, which will do your shopping list, 
balance your checkbook, dispatch a robot 
machine to mow the lawn, and cook your 

Now the effect of all this is that our 
culture will change drastically. We'll 
have fully automated manufacturing 
plants entirely computerized; we'll have 
many industries operated by far fewer 
people than today. With medical break- 
throughs producing human longevity, 
combined with fewer working hours and 
more leisure time, our country will face a 

That crisis will be what to do with the 
millions of citizens who have more time 
on their hands than they can find ways to 
spend. I believe that only education can 
circumvent that crisis. Without educa- 
tion, we can expect a society of restless 
people, people who might resort to mass- 
consumption of drugs; people who might 
resort to mass-infliction of violence (wit- 
ness what happened when the lights 
went out for 24 hours). We will have in- 
finite social problems. And education is 
the only answer. 

William Simon wrote in A Time for 
Truth: Freedom is not a presence, 
freedom is an absence of governmental 
constraint, an absence of absolute control. 
Freedom of productive human action, 
such as free enterprise or capitalism — 
means that men are free to produce, to 
succeed, to fail, to exchange goods and 
services — all on a voluntary basis without 
significant governmental interference. 

"Businesses have a stake in good education in the humanities 
and value-creating disciplines. For our way of life to survive the 
future, we are going to have to turn out men and women who are 
better prepared than we . . . " 

In the most fundamental sense, the right 
to freedom in this entire chain of pro- 
ductive action adds up to the basic right 
to life. And our right of passage, our right 
to dissent, our right to reach for our own 
star can be preserved only through educa- 

"Education makes a people easy to 
lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern 
but impossible to enslave," an English 
Parliamentarian wrote. For our economy, 
our society, to remain healthy, our 
educational system must remain healthy. 

I believe that the business community 
has a large stake in fostering this kind of 
education. Businesses have a stake in 
good education in the humanities and 
value-creating disciplines. For our way of 
life to survive the future, we are going to 
have to turn out men and women who 
are better prepared than we are, who 
can understand the achievements of the 
past and realistically project the achieve- 
ments of the future; individuals who can 
classify and reclassify information; who 
can evaluate; who can look at problems 
from a new direction. And what is more, 
it will no longer be enough just to know 
how to read; tomorrow's men and women 
must be able to know how to learn and 
how to think. 

A couple of generations ago a person 
who had completed high school thought 
he knew it all. Then things progressed, 
and to be educated required a college 
degree. Now we have to come to grips 
with the fact that finishing school ISN'T; 
it is temporary education, and many of 
our population will experience up-date 
education on a plug-in/plug-out basis all 
of their lives. We will have a huge com- 
munity of retirees — some in their 50s, 
going back to school to learn new ideas, 
new disciplines, to prepare themselves 
for 50 more years of productive life. 

It will be a world where education has 
never been more important. Where 
education alone can circumvent the crisis. 
I think we'll see the return to the Renais- 
sance man where students will concen- 
trate on basics — physics, chemistry, 
grammar - the fundamentals of all the 
known sciences, the basic theories — 
and, most importantly, students will have 
to know how to talk to their computers to 
make it all work. 

Highly specialized study will be folly 
— the gamble of obsolescence, too danger- 
ous a price. Students will concentrate on 
language and intellect. Fundamental skills 
in reading, calculating and communi- 
cating will be the key to understanding 
the impact of the future. The grasp of 
relationships between history and soci- 
ology, between music and math will 
produce the understanding of theory and 
the ability to separate truly meaningful 
ideas from those of little substance. 

The traits, the talents, the attributes 
people will be required to have then, are 
the same characteristics we look for now 
in the kind of effective individual that 
my company, any company for that 
matter, is happy to hire and promote to 

positions of responsibility. 

Our first criterion is a good native in- 
telligence supported by a strong general 
educational background. Give me a per- 
son who knows and understands the 
greater scheme of things, and that will be 
the employee best equipped to handle 
the job. 

Second is enthusiasm, interest, moti- 
vation, discipline. The character trait of 
stick-to-it-ive-ness, of determination. 

Third — creativity and innovation, the 
ability to see things a different way, to 
project, to anticipate, to find new horizons. 

Fourth — the ability to communicate. 
If a person can't communicate, then he or 
she is of no use to any company. It is an 
absolute necessity that any employee be 
able to read, to listen, to synthesize 
ideas; that he or she write clearly and 
concisely in an organized and logical 
way. Many promising executives have 
failed because they could not write a 
reasonable report or speak before a 
group of people. Simply put, it doesn't 
matter how good an employee's ideas 
are, what wonderful new methods or 
techniques an employee creates; if he or 
she is not able to communicate thoughts 
logically, precisely, persuasively and artic- 
ulately, then the game is lost at kick-off. 
And all the future games as well. 

Corporations will always need bright 
energetic people with these traits. And 
more. Overriding the whole concept is 
that of accountability. If these individuals 
are not responsible, are not accountable, 
then buck passing becomes the primary 
pastime and product of a company, and 
the spark of individuality is extinguished. 
As we all know, companies don't run 
themselves. People run them. If a problem 
in business exists, then it takes a person 
to fix it. Businesses don't have engineering 
problems — people do. Simply put, busi- 
nesses are groups of people with various 
talents all working together toward a 
common goal. 

I have heard it said that corporations, 
particularly large corporations, create 
mechanical men from individuals. But I 
really don't believe this is true now or 
will be in the future. There is much 
evidence in the business world today to 
substantiate the fact that these groups 
make great personalities much more 
effective. With the help of an organization, 
an individual can be far more effective 
than when operating alone. To those 
who are of strong character and person- 
ality, the existence of the organization 
itself is a great challenge that creates 
leadership and brings about otherwise 
unattainable results. 

Clearly it is not the purpose of an 
organization to reduce the effectiveness 
of the individual. The basic purpose is to 
band people together for the discovery, 
development, support, and perpetuation 
of much larger work than an individual 
alone could do. But it all comes back to 
each person's ability, each person's 
contribution, each person's character- 

Alumnus writes 

Bill Bradford is a 1958 geology 
graduate of Centenary College and 
the father of sophomore Kathleen 

His speech, "Education: the 
hedge against future shock," was 
delivered to the Oklahoma City 
Chamber of Commerce when he 
was vice president of the U.S. and 
Canadian Operations for the Se- 
curity Division of the Oilfield 
Products Group of Dresser Indus- 
tries, Inc. 

Today, Mr. Bradford serves as 
the president of the Oilfield Equip- 
ment Group of Dresser Industries 
in Houston, Texas, a position he 
has held for two years. 

He has served on the Board of 
Equalization for the Tomball 
School District and is currently a 
member of the School Board. Mr. 
Bradford has also served on the 
International Business Committee 
tor the Houston Chamber of Com- 

Mr. Bradford holds membership 
in the Society of Petroleum Engi- 
neers, American Association of Pe- 
troleum Geologists, and Petroleum 
Equipment Suppliers Association 
and is a member of the board of 
directors of the American Petrole- 
um Institute, Texas Mid-Continent 
Oil & Gas Association, and the 
International Petroleum Associa- 
tion. He is listed in Who's Who in 
the South and Southwest and Who s 
Who in America. 

Mr. Bradford is a member of the 
Petroleum Club of Houston, Cham- 
pions Golf Club, the University 
Club ot Houston, and the Heritage 
Club. In his spare time, he enjoys 
sport fishing and hunting. 


Joye Holley Thome 

When Joye Holley Thorne left Centenary College with a de- 
gree in journalism and public relations, she had no idea that 
someday she would be advising a vice presidential task force 
and winning awards in the field of special education. 

"Strangely enough," she writes, "Even though I didn't plan to 
teach, I first learned about exceptional children while at Cente- 
nary. I had never seen an 'educationally different' student until 
we were required to spend time in a special center by our soror- 
ity, Zeta Tau Alpha. It made a lasting impression on me. As I 
slowly evolved into a special educator, I often remembered 
those original experiences and wonder at the strange turn of 
events that has brought me full circle. It is apparent to me that 
special education is where I can be of best service, yet when I 
was 17,1 didn't want to teach. Fortunately, Centenary gave me 
a broad background, a firm foundation, that permitted me to 
change my career goals as I matured. If I had had a narrower 
educational base, these opportunities might not have come or 
might not have been recognized when they did." 

Since those days at Centenary in the early 1950s, Dr. Thorne 
has built on that foundation to become director of special 
education for some 3800 students in the Aldine Independent 
School District in Houston, Texas. "We have a very comprehen- 
sive program of special education, one of the most thorough in 
the state," she writes. Testimony to that are the numerous 
awards Dr. Thorne has won — three in 1980 alone. 

It was also at Centenary College where she met her husband 
Michael, who earned his B.S. and law degree from the Uni- 
versity of Houston. They have one son. Chip, now 23 years old. 

"I treasure my days at Centenary," Dr. Thorne said. "My lib- 
eral arts education was an excellent preparation for life, one 
that has stood me in good stead as my career goals have 

Ascension Smith 

It's no surprise that Centenary alumna Ascension Smith won 
the "Educator of Distinction" award presented at the Louisiana 
PTA State Convention last April. 

The enthusiastic principal of Shreveport's first Magnet High 
School — a college preparatory school — was also its shaper. 
The Caddo Parish School Board accepted her proposal in its 
entirety and without a single change. 

"Next, I presented the Magnet proposal to the students, to 
the teachers, and to the community," she said. "I faced each 
group and began : 'Young people, I come to you with a message 
that may change your lives. Today you may begin to formulate 
some goals for yourself. You may decide to become somebody. 
We do not know what the future holds for us, but we can 
prepare for tomorrow by becoming knowledgeable. " 

The Seville, Spain, native earned her B.S. degree from 
Seville College and her B.A. degree from Centenary College in 
1969. She recalls four professors who "come to mind because of 
their support and encouragement — the late Dr. Bryant David- 
son, Dr. Joseph Garner, Dr. Earle Labor, and Dr. Robert Hall- 

Mrs. Smith earned her master's degree at LSU and her +30 
at Louisiana Tech University. 

She was awarded membership in Phi Kappa Phi Honor 
Society at LSU, Lambda Iota Tau, and Delta Kappa Gamma, 
and was the recipient of the Honorary Senator of Louisiana 
award in 1979. 

One of her favorite sayings is from Schopenhauer: "what a 
man is contributes more to his happiness than what he has. " 

How do students 
choose a college? 

By Dr. Antoinette T. Price 

Supervisor of Guidance 
Caddo Parish School Board 

Directive counseling is the right of 
every parent. Helping children to prepare 
for college is a parental responsibility. 
Considering these two factors, parents 
should play an important role in deciding 
if their child should go to college and 
which college their child should attend. 

Making realistic choices in decision- 
making is difficult. Guidance with free- 
dom of choice is necessary. The parents 
and the child should kn^w all about the 
academic life of the child, and the child 
needs many experiences concerning 
career opportunities in the world of 
work. Children should know about them- 
selves, what interests them, and what 
they do well. 

In most schools there are cumulative 
records on every child. Parents and the 
child have the right to examine data that 
reveal potential, academic progress, 
aptitude, and social interaction. Key 
contact person for personal data is the 
school counselor. 

The child and the parents should discuss 
goals and select those goals that are 
realistic. Goals should be in line with 
abilities, interests, and personality. Career 
information in such publications as Occu- 
pational Outlook Handbook should be 
explored. Before plans are formulated, 
the high school counselor and the other 
school staff need to be involved because 
of their expertise. 

Developing competencies before col- 
lege entrance is the clue to success for 
setting realistic goals. Reading, writing, 
speaking and listening, mathematical 
reasoning, and studying competencies 
have been identified as the "Basic 
Academic Competencies." These compe- 
tencies are the developed abilities that 
high school students should possess. As 
students with these competencies achieve 
in the curriculum for academic prepara- 
tion to college, more realistic goals can be 

Once goals have been established, it is 
time to select a college that matches the 

educational requirements. Parents and 
students should take the initiative in 
learning about colleges and universities. 
High schools and public libraries have all 
types of college directories. The College 
Handbook, 1 981 -82 and Barron s Profiles 
of American Colleges are just two of 
these publications. Too, college catalogs 
and brochures are available upon request. 
In most high schools, college representa- 
tives are yearly visitors. The Directors of 
Admissions of the colleges will send 
information. An on-site campus visit is 
desirable. If an admission test is required, 
test registration forms should be obtained, 
and the test results need to be reported. 
College application forms, which require 
transcripts, then should be completed. 
Some colleges require an essay or biog- 

Costs, scholarships, and financial aid 
need to be investigated. Financial Aid 
Forms (FAFS) are available. Many stu- 
dents have misconceptions about their 
eligibility for financial aid. Electronic 
communications technology is now linking 
students and families with colleges, 
government agencies, and others for 
financial aid. Deadlines are important if 
financial assistance is needed. 

The grades a high school student obtains 
and test scores are deciding factors for 
admission. Too, colleges consider rank in 
class, courses completed, talents, extra- 
curricular activities, recommendations, 
essays, and personal qualifications. 

Many high schools have career and 
college programs. Parents and students 
should attend these programs together. 
School counselors are available for con- 
sultation. These counselors and college 
admission officers can help students and 
parents learn about the process of tran- 
sition from high school to college. 

When deciding on a college, the choice 
needs to be a planned one. Peer influence 
should not be the deciding factor. Careful 
planning by the parents and the student 
to meet goals and needs will enhance 
personal development and fulfillment, 
prevent disappointment, and save time 
and money. 


About the author 

A summa cum laude graduate of 
Centenary College, Dr. Antoinette 
Tuminello Price has worked with 
high school and college students 
since 1 95 1 , when she began teach- 
ing at Fair Park High School. 

She taught English, social studies, 
and journalism there for fourteen 
years before entering the field of 
guidance counseling. Three years 
later, she was appointed educa- 
tional consultant for the Caddo 
Parish School Board Special Edu- 
cation Center, a position she held 
for ten years. 

In 1979, she was awarded her 
Doctor of Education degree from 
Northwestern State University 
(NSU), the same year she was 
named administrator of the After 
School Learning Support Centers 
in Caddo Parish. Dr. Price currently 
serves as supervisor of guidance 
for the entire Caddo Parish school 

In her spare time, she teaches 
graduate education courses at Cen- 
tenary College and at Louisiana 
Tech University. She has also taught 
undergraduate courses at NSU. 
She holds membership in numerous 
professional organizations and has 
published several articles. She 
lectures frequently to professional 
and civic groups and does con- 
sultations through Northwest 

Dr. Price is married and has two 
children, ages 19 and 15 — one 
already in college and one who 
will be seeking her advice soon! 

Department of Education has teacl 

Coordinator of teacher placement Linda 
Williams checks the teacher placement files 
on a former student. Files are kept on all 
students who become certified teachers so 
that they may be made available to pros- 
pective employers. 

The need: quality teachers in our 
nation's schools. 

The resource: Centenary College De- 
partment of Education. 

For over 60 years, professors in Cen- 
tenary's Department of Education have 
been teaching students to be teachers. 
And since 1976, when the master's 
program was begun, they have been 
teaching teachers to do a better job in the 

A full-time staff of four professors — 
Dr. Dorothy Gwin, Dr. Joseph Garner, 
Dr. Robert Hallquist, and Dr. Gaius 
Hardaway — are assisted by eight part- 
time instructors who are practicing pro- 
fessionals. Together they instruct 68 
undergraduate students and 103 graduate 
students, 41 of whom are working on 
their master's degree. 

"Our Department of Education has 
always prided itself in being a step ahead 
of other colleges and universities in 
Louisiana," said Dr. Gwin. "We initiated 
the concept of the sophomore college 
student spending time in actual classroom 
situations before the Louisiana State 
Department of Education did. Now it is a 
requirement of the state." 

A close campus-community relationship 
has existed since that initiation of class 
visitation in 1968. 

"At the elementary level, we have had 
arrangements with Barret School to allow 
our juniors to teach prepared lessons to 
' live ' children in a real school," said Dr. 
Hallquist. "With this pre-student teacher 
experience, they are really anxious — 
chomping at the bit — to do their full- 
time student teaching in their senior 


Centenary students studying ele- 
mentary education will also have an 
opportunity next fall to observe and 
teach in Caddo Parish's new Lab School, 
complete with video tape equipment, up- 
to-date science center, excellent library, 
and other modern facilities. 

Secondary education students also 
participate in classroom observations and 
student teaching — some 30 hours per 
semester for each facet. 

With the extensive experience of Drs. 
Garner and Hallquist in the Caddo Parish 
School System and Dr. Hardaway in the 
Bossier Parish School System, the co- 
ordination of Centenary student and co- 
operating classroom teacher is relatively 

"We have a good relationship with the 
schools," beamed Dr. Hardaway, a 1949 
graduate of Centenary. "And we really 
try to give the students as many different 
instructional situations as we can." 

"We've got a sharp group of young 
people, and they are like young people 
all over the country. They are capable of 
doing much more than they project, so 
we have to develop that." . 

Any Centenary student may take the 
January Interim course being offered 
jointly this year by the Departments of 
Education and Sociology. 

"Dr. (Charles E.) Vetter and I will 
team-teach the course on 'Problems of 
Inner City Schools,' " said Dr. Garner. "It 
will give the students an opportunity to 
work in an inner-city school in order to 
gain a greater understanding of the needs 
of these people." 





Persons interested in working towards 
a master's degree in secondary education 
can now do so at Centenary College. 

Approved by the faculty in October, 
the degree becomes the fifth master's 
degree in education offered by Centenary. 
The others are Elementary School Admin- 
istration, Secondary School Admin- 
istration, Supervisor of Instruction, and 
Elementary Education. 

"Our intent is to provide courses to 
meet the needs of practicing professionals 
in surrounding areas," said Dr. Joseph 
Garner, chairman of the Department of 
Education. "And this program does just 
that. Previously, persons wanting to 
pursue a master's degree in secondary 
education had to take courses in adminis- 
tration, even though many of them had 

no desire to become administrators. Now, 
students can work toward the degree 
they want." 

The program began immediately with 
several students switching from the 
administration program into the new 

"One of the nice things about the | 
program is that we can tailor each 
student's course work to his or her special 
needs. It's comprehensive, yet flexible," 
said Dr. Garner. 

Graduate courses at Centenary also 
meet Professional Improvement Programs 
(PIPS) requirements, the +30 require 
ments, and requirements for a reading 
specialist certification. New courses are 
constantly being added to the graduate 
curriculum including Orff-Kodaly Music, 

at heart 

Towards the future 

Housed in the basement of Mickle 
Hall, members of the Department of 
Education include on their "wish list" 
physical facilities that could better support 

"It would be great to have an educa- 
tional resource center for films, video- 
tapes, even small computers," said Dr. 
Carner. "A video-tape of a student 
teaching could be used as part of his or 
her resume." 

The tape could become part of the 
student's teacher placement file, kept by 
Linda Williams, department secretary. 
"We have files on our certified teachers," 
explained Linda, "and whenever con- 
tacted by a school system — in or out of 
state — regarding a prospective employee, 
we can make the file available." Included 
in the packet are biographical information 
and references. 

A video-tape would really enhance the 
placement file and teacher education 
program. "A prospective employer could 
tell so much more by seeing how the 
person works in the classroom — his 
techniques, management skills, and rap- 
port with the students. It's really the 
coming thing and would add immeasur- 
ably to evaluating the student's per- 
formance in teaching," said Dr. Carner. 

Dreams aside, the reality of Centenary's 
Department of Education in Dr. Hard- 
away's words is this. "The people here 
are dedicated, and this campus is a 
completely nice place to be. Our goal: to 
turn out good professionals." 

Religion Studies in Public Education, 
Sex Equity in Education, and Leadership 
Training for Administrators, to name a 
few. Also, four graduate English courses 
have been added. 

Seven times during this 1981-82 school 
year, the Department of Education will 
sponsor seminars from the Learning 
Institute, featuring such nationally known 
educators as Madeline Hunter and Mari- 
lyn Burns. It is estimated that some 
1,000 men and women will have attended 
the seven institutes during the year. 

"The lecturers are the nation's most 
outstanding educators, and we are pleased 
that we can help make it possible for 
local professionals to have access to 
them," said Dr. Garner. 

■ : 

The library is a familiar place to education students and faculty including (clockwise) Dr. 
Dorothy Gwin, Dean of the College and professor of education: Dr. Robert Hallquist; 
Visiting Professor Gains Hardaway, and Dr. Joseph Garner. 


Financially Speaking 


Shreveport oilman Perry G. Holloway 
has given $2,700 to Centenary College 
President Donald Webb to fund two 
President's Scholarships. This year, there 
are 82 Presidential Scholars who maintain 
a 3.0 grade point average and have a 
minimum ACT score of 28. (The national 
ACT average for entering freshmen is 
18.7.) The College will be looking for 
donors for these scholarships; each is for 
half-tuition, $1,350. Two students will 
be identified to Mr. Holloway as "his" 
Presidential Scholars. 

The Shreveport Chapter of Chartered 
Life Underwriters has established an 
endowed scholarship in honor of Henry 
Kirsch and Grady McCarter. Each mem- 
ber of the Shreveport Chapter has been 
asked to contribute, and many of the 
insurance companies are matching funds. 

Wendy Tillett of Garland, Texas, has 
been awarded the Douglas Attaway 
Memorial Scholarship at Centenary. The 
scholarship was established by the Shreve- 
port Kiwanis Club, which has recently 
increased the scholarship by 50 percent. 

The new Mary and Johnnie Grann 
Scholarship is a $1,000 annual scholarship 
from Mr. Grann and his company. World 
Book Encyclopedia. 


Student participation was what made 
the 1981 Fall Phonathon such a success. 

Pledges for the 10-day event totaled 
$32,500, exceeding the $30,000 goal. 
Students accounted for over 70 percent 
of the pledges; alumni and staff raised 

Seven students solicited more than 
$1,000 each, and Bill MacDowell took 
the largest single pledge of $1,000 from 
Dr. Claude Chadwick, '27. 

Proceeds from the Phonathon go to the 
Alumni Division of the Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund and become part of the 
general operating budget of the College. 

Ten times thanks 

In the last issue of Centenary, Dr. and 
Mrs. Nolan Shaw were inadvertently 
omitted from the list of Founders' Club 
members. We deeply regret the error, 
and do appreciate their long-time support 
of the College. Many thanks! 

No more bumps 
Thanks to Lamar Haddox of Ruston, 
the warehouse and baseball field parking 
lot has a much smoother surface. Mr. 
Haddox, president of Lamar Haddox 
Construction Co. in Ruston and father 
of senior Greg Haddox, graded and black- 
topped the lot across from the Gold 
Dome as a gift to Centenary. What a way 
to earn a reserved parking spot! 

The Great Teachers-Scholars Fund is top priority for (left to right) Don H. Duggan, chair- 
man of the 1981-82 Fund; Centenary College President Don Webb, and Director of 
Development Jim Perkins. The public portion of the fund will be held Feb. 23 through 
March 16. 

Duggan named fund chairman 

Shreveport businessman Don H. Dug- 
gan has been named chairman of the 
1981-82 Great Teachers-Scholars Fund. 

The announcement was made this 
month by Centenary College President 
Donald A. Webb. Jim Perkins is director 
of development. 

A goal of $700,000 has been set for the 
Great Teachers-Scholars Fund, the annual 
fund of the College. These unrestricted 
gifts to Centenary help provide faculty 
salaries, enhance academic programs, 
and fund general operations. 

Mr. Duggan, founder and president of 
Duggan Machine Co., began his career 
in 1940 as a roughneck with H & T 
Drilling Co. He is a member of the Caddo 
Levee Board, Shreveport Chamber of 
Commerce Board, Louisiana College 
Board of Trustees, Committee of 100, 
and the International Association of 
Drilling Contractors, which he serves 
as president. He also holds membership 
in the Shreveport Lions Club and the Uni- 
versity Club, and is past president of the 
Shreveport Petroleum Club. Mr. Duggan 
is an active Deacon and Sunday School 
teacher of the Trinity Heights Baptist 

Church, and a founder of the Trinity 
Heights Christian Academy. He served 
in the U.S. Navy during World War II. 

Volunteers, who will be calling on in- 
dividuals and businesses during the public 
portion of the campaign, Feb. 23 through 
March 16, will work in six divisions with 
chairmen Edgar S. Harris, banking and 
investments; Robert Pugh, Sr., profes- 
sional; Milton Crow, petroleum; Vernon 
B. Chance, Jr., manufacturing; Eugene 
A. Richardson, retail sales & service; 
and Herman Williamson, chairman of 
the general division. W.C. Osborne of 
Midland, Texas, a 1943 graduate of 
Centenary College, will conduct a regional 
campaign for the fund in West Texas. 

"The leadership for the 1981-82 Great 
Teachers-Scholars Fund is a group of 
outstanding community leaders,"' said 
Mr. Perkins. "They exemplify the highest 
standards of integrity and bring to 
Centenary experience in many areas of 
community life. We are confident that 
our goal of $700,000 will be met. All of 
us at Centenary are grateful for their 
efforts in this major part of the College's 


" And gladly teche" 

Homage to the Centenary Department of Education 

By Lee Morgan 

Willie Cavett and Paul M. Brown, Jr., 

Professor of English 

It has become almost formulary to 
begin any tribute to educators with 
Chaucer's famous description of the 
Oxford Clerk (scholar-teacher). Formu- 
lary though it be, it nonetheless expresses 
the philosophy of Centenary's Depart- 
ment of Education, and it is a pleasure 
for me to sketch the factors which make 
it so. 

One has only to visit elementary and 
secondary schools of this area where 
Centenary student teachers are interning 
to hear them spoken of in complimentary 
strains: they know their subject matter, 
they employ effective techniques and 
strategies for putting it across, they are 
enthusiastic, and they understand the 
total educational enterprise. 

This is no accident. They undergo a 
screening process before they are admit- 
ted to the teacher-training program, they 
are grounded in the liberal arts, and they 
receive their professional instruction from 
competent and dedicated teachers. His- 
torically, education faculty have been 
liberal arts-oriented, drawn from a wide 
geographical area, and possessed of 
extensive practical experience. 

I have known all the education faculty 
since 1954, and their backgrounds bear 
out this claim. A.J. Middlebrooks, long- 
time chairman of the department, held a 
Stanford doctorate. He was also intensely 
interested in creative writing, published 
a number of short stories, and at the time 
of his death was working on a collection 
of autobiographical anecdotes. Both he 
and his wife were members of the Shreve- 
port Writers Club, and they collaborated 

on a biographical essay of a North Texas 
legislator, an article subsequently pub- 
lished in the Southwest Historical Quar- 

Robert MacCurdy, whose doctoral 
degree was from Boston University, 
succeeded Middlebrooks. MacCurdy s 
main interest was the history of education. 
He established on campus an impressive 
exhibit which traced the development of 
education. Emma Lou Stringfellow, a 
New York University Ph.D., had a distin- 
guished public school career before joining 
the Centenary faculty. Her specialties 
were the teaching of mathematics and 
science, but she also had a love of litera- 
ture. (I shall always be personally grate- 
ful to Dr. Stringfellow for giving me an 
entire set of Shakespeare's plays in indi- 
vidual volumes.) Elizabeth Hughes, her- 
self a Centenary alumna, did graduate 
work at Stephen F. Austin State Univer- 
sity and for many years supervised our 
elementary school student teachers. The 
late Otha King Miles, a University of 
Texas Ph.D. in psychology, also held an 
appointment in the education department, 
concentrating on testing and counseling. 

It was Aubrey Forrest, however, who 
led Centenary into a new era and new 
method of teacher training. In 1967, 
Forrest, an Indiana Ph.D., invited Wil- 
liam Hazard of Northwestern University 
in Evanston to come and discuss that in- 
stitution's teacher training program with 
our faculty. It stressed a clinical-tutorial 
approach; key terms were "observation," 
"participation, "practical hands-on expe- 
rience" in a classroom or similar situation 
under the guidance of an established 
teacher — all as early as the sophomore 
year. Our faculty adopted it, and it 

remains the educational approach that 
distinguishes Centenary. Theodore Kauss, 
a Northwestern University Ph.D., was 
thoroughly committed to it, though he 
taught only a year before becoming 
Dean of the College. 

The present education faculty demon- 
strates this same diversity of background 
and interests. Joseph Garner, the present 
chairman, holds a Specialist in Education 
degree from Peabody as well as a 
doctorate from the University of Arkansas. 
Garner's expertise is administration and 
supervision, but he has been active in 
local school politics, having served several 
terms on the Caddo Parish School Board. 

Robert Hallquist has his doctoral degree 
from the University of Mississippi, his 
M.A. from Columbia, and his Bachelor of 
Music from the New England Conserva- 
tory. A gifted organist and pianist, 
Hallquist is able to utilize his own 
creativity in encouraging creativity on 
the part of students. Dorothy Gwin, 
Dean of the College, still manages to 
teach courses in education and psychology. 
She took her doctorate at the University 
of Kansas; her special interests are educa- 
tional psychology, the psychology of excep- 
tional children, and testing. Visiting Pro- 
fessor Gaius Hardaway, a Centenary 
alumnus, took a doctorate at the Univer- 
sity of Mississippi and taught, coached, 
and served in a supervisory capacity for 
many years in Bossier Parish. 

Centenary is understandably proud ot 
its traditions of training outstanding 
teachers and administrators, is convinced 
that their success is largely traceable to 
their liberal education, and is determined 
to preserve its centrality in professional 
training for future generations of students. 




of energy 

(Continued from page 3) 

"To make one's way requires compe- 
tence not only in math and science, but 
also training in a broad range of the 
humanities and social sciences — in 
history, government, philosophy. Where 
better to acquire such a background than 
at a liberal arts institution such as 
Centenary? It certainly served me well," 
he said. 

"Admittedly," he continued, "These 
are not the easiest of times for the small, 
private, liberal arts college. It has to deal 
with cuts in student financial aid that 
may propel undergraduates into publicly 
funded schools where the tuition is lower. 
But those larger institutions can rarely 
match the smaller liberal arts schools — 
in adapting to change, emphasizing 
quality, and providing students with 
individual and career guidance. 

"In light of the reductions of govern- 
ment funds, private giving will count 
more than ever. It will be crucial to the 
existence and continuance of the kind of 
special education that schools such as 
Centenary can offer. I hope all of us will 
find a way to stretch a little on behalf of 
Centenary. Besides, as many of you 
joggers and tennis players know, stretch- 
ing can be a very healthy thing to do. In 
this case, not only for the students who 
will benefit directly, but for the industries 
and national economy that will benefit 

"Once more, it's good to be back again. 
I'm one graduate who enjoys a Home- 
coming with a Centenary alumna every- 
day of his life. Georgia and I are both 
delighted to be here - - as long as no 
professor springs a surprise quiz on us." 



For Shreveport to tap its enormous 
potential for growth and development, 
the city must develop heart, says Cente- 
nary Professor Eddie Vetter. 

Dr. Vetter made this conclusion after a 
year-long study as humanist-in-residence 
for the Shreveport Chamber of Com- 
merce. His appointment to the staff was 
made possible by a first-of-a-kind $30,000 
grant from the Louisiana Commission for 
the Humanities. 

"We can continue to maintain a scat- 
tered approach to the growth of our city 
and thus make mistakes like so many 
American cities have made," Dr. Vetter 
said. "Or, we can pull together, put aside 
partisan views, discover together a heart, 
and bring new life to our city." 

In addition to his study of the city, Dr. 
Vetter conducted stress workshops for 
the Shreveport Police Department, was 
named to the faculty of the Police Acad- 
emy, conducted single-parent workshops, 
and has just completed an extensive 
research project on child custody in the 
state of Louisiana. 

His work was so impressive, the 
Chamber has asked him to serve on a 
part-time basis as manager of education 
research, while he continues at Centenary 
as chairman of the Department of Soci- 

"It's been an invaluable year," Dr. 
Vetter said. "I've learned a lot, and I 
think I've made a contribution." 

Student research 

You can thank Centenary senior Pam 
McPherson for isolating the B12 binding 
protein in egg whites. 

She made the breakthrough when she 
and nine other students from throughout 
the country participated in a National 
Science Foundation Grant last summer 
at the University of Texas - Arlington. 
Pam's project, to isolate the protein in 
egg white (similar to the protein in the 
human body known as the intrinsic factor), 
had been underway for several years, 
but previous attempts to isolate the protein 
in quantity were not successful. 

Working for two and a half months, 
Pam did isolate the protein. This means 
that quantities necessary for more com- 
plex research are now available. This 
should lead to a better understanding of 
the uptake of vitamin B12 and provide 
an additional source of the intrinsic factor 
for persons deficient in this protein. 

Among the scientists who were given 
copies of the paper describing her work 

Veteran news commentator Edward P. Morgan (second from left) was Centenary's 20th 
Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. He chats with (left to right) Dr. Lee Morgan, Ed 
Harbuck, and George Nelson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. 

were Dr. D.W. Jacobsen, a foremost re- 
searcher on the intrinsic factor, and Dr. 
Marjorie Lou, Pam's advisor, and a leading 
researcher on muscular dystrophy. 

The summer research project also 
helped Pam make a career decision. "I 
really like having more contact with 
people," said the pretty brunette. "So I 
think I'll opt for pediatrics instead of re- 

Centenary Choir 

"On the Road Again" should be the 
theme song of the Centenary College 

The 62-member group will be packing 
up again in May for an 18-day concert 
tour of the South and East Coast. 

The complete itinerary includes Jack- 
son, Miss., May 25; Mobile, Ala., May 
26; Ocala, Fla., May 27; Stuart, Fla., 
May 28; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., May 29- 
30; Indian Harbor Springs, Fla., May 31; 
Charleston, S.C., June 1; Newborn, N.C., 
June 2-3; Bruton Parish Church, Williams- 
burg, Va., June 4; Westfield, N.J., June 
5; St Patrick's Cathedral, New York 
City, June 6; free night for theatre, June 
7; Washington, D.C., June 8; Charleston, 
West Va., June 9; Nashville, Tenn., June 
10; and back to Centenary, June 11. 

For complete details, contact Dr. Will 
Andress, director, at Centenary College, 
P.O. Box 4188, Shreveport, La. 71104. 
869-5200 or 424-4373 (First Methodist 
Church Music Department). 

January Study Week 

Thirty men and women from through- 
out the Louisiana Conference will par- 
ticipate this month in Centenary's second 
January Study Week, Jan. 25-29. Min- 
isters from all faiths in the Shreveport- 
Bossier area have been invited. Coor- 
dinating the event is Centenary's director I 
of church relations, the Rev. Don McDow- | 

Two courses will be offered : Preach- j 
ing to the Whole Congregation: Faith j 
Development and Interpretation of 
Scripture, taught by Clarence Snelling, j 
and Lord Who Through These 40 Days; 
God as Savior and Provider , taught by 

John Rogers. 

Dr. Snelling, a member of the Louisi 
ana Annual Conference and the faculty 
at Iliff School of Theology, will focus on 
the work being done in faith develop- 
ment and how that can be used to 
enhance preaching. 

Dr. Rogers, senior minister at the First 
Presbyterian Church in Shreveport, will 
address the theme of God as provider 
and Savior during the season of Lent. 
Each participant will map out his or her 
own Lenten season focusing on the whole 
worship service. 

"We are excited about this particular 
week in that it becomes another way fo: 
Centenary to use its resources to serv 
the church," said Don McDowell. "Tw< 
outstanding scholars will bring qualit 

Drs. Galloway and Lowrey host a press 
conference in Centenary's Board Room 
to explain their new radioactive waste 
storage system. 

Energy Is 


Former Centenary College Physics 
Professor Louie A. Galloway III, and 
Centenary graduate Charles B. Lowrey 
may have solved the nation's problem of 
nuclear waste storage. 

The two scientists, along with five 
other businessmen, have recently applied 
for a patent on a revolutionary radioactive 
waste storage system which monitors 
and offers recovery of high-level and 
low-level radioactive materials. 

The Store/Monitor/Recover System 
was developed by Nuclear Monitoring 
Systems & Management Corporation for 
which Dr. Galloway serves as executive 
vice president for corporate technology 
and Dr. Lowrey as executive vice presi- 
dent of operations. Others in the Houston- 
based corporation are William E. Price, 
president; Billie C. Price, secretary and 
treasurer; Dr. Donald R. Lewis, senior 
technical consultant, and W.P. Gotcher 
and Marvin Herring, consultants. 

"We regard so-called radioactive 
'waste' to be an energy resource tor the 
future rather than 'garbage' to be stored 
and forgotten," said Mr. Price. "The 
technology will come to re-process it, and 
we will have it available." 

"This system is carefully designed for 
the safety of the environment, safety of 
the populace, and safety of the em- 
ployees," said Mr. Price. 

Permission has been granted by the 
Texas Department of Health to begin 
construction of the system, which should 
be completed in two years. 

In the meantime, if you would like 
additional information, contact Nuclear 
Monitoring Systems & Management 
(Corporation, 4100 S.W. Freeway, Suite 
1510, Houston, Texas 77027, (713) 960- 

Looking through the 1 934 Yoncopin in anticipation of the chemistry reunion are (left to 
right) Chris Webb, director of alumni relations; Austin G. Robertson, a 1934 chemistry 
major; Mrs. John B. Entriken, wife of the late Dr. Entriken, and Dr. Stanton Taylor, 
chairman of the Chemistry Department. 



Mrs. Maida Mickle 
(above) chats with 
alumni at the 
Learned Lunch- 
eon. President 
Donald Webb 
crowns Cindy Lee 
as Homecoming 
Queen (above 
righ t), and Ho me- 
coming Hosts 
Camp and Caro- 
lyn (Clay) Flour- 
noy (right) wel- 
come alumni Gen. 
and Mrs. Spencer 
Hardy to the day's 




BARD FERRALL (x24) recently retired Cheyenne, 
Wyo., attorney and former Centenary football 
player, reminisced in the SunDAY Magazine that 
"Centenary College was a seminary for Methodist 
ministers, but wealthy oil men were contributing 
to put the college on the map by fielding a football 
team. The Centenary team didn't lose many 
games; in fact, many potential opponents refused 
to play against the College. Actually Centenary 
lost one game in the college ranks, this one to 
Boston University." The team broke up in 1924 
and BARD FERRALL went on to play for the 
University of Wyoming. The article appeared on 
the occasion of his retirement. 

Our thanks to Dr. Claude S. Chadwick 
'27, who made the largest single pledge 
- $1,000 - during the fall Phonathon. 
Dr. Chad has had a distinguished career 
as a biology professor and researcher, his 
last "tour of duty" at the University of 
Tennessee. Dr. Chad now devotes his 
time and interest to country music, health 
food, walking, teaching Sunday School, 
playing the organ, swimming, reading, 
and making public lectures. "You don't 
retire FROM something," he says. "You 
retire TO something." 


CHARLES RAVENNA ('32) was a delegate to 
the 1981 White House Conference on Aging 
Nov. 29-Dec. 3 in Washington, D.C. Ravenna is 
an assistant state director of the National Retired 
Teachers Association. 


completing a 30-year career as an elementary 
teacher, has been devoting herself to a life-long 
love of poetry. She has taught Creative Writing in 
Centenary's Continuing Education Program, and 
last March she conducted two Structured Poetry 
Workshops for the Northwest Louisiana Writers' 
Conference held in Bossier City. Her latest prize 
was the Golden Pen Award for first place in 
poetry at the Southwest Writer's Conference in 
Houston, Texas. NORMA's book of poems entitled 
Crown of Snow will be published this fall and 
will be available in Shreveport bookstores. 

JOHN A. DIXON ('40), the Louisiana State 
Supreme Court Chief Justice, was named outstand- 
ing alumnus of the year by the Tulane University 
School of Law. JOHN has been on the Supreme 
Court since 1971 and became Chief Justice in 

HUGH C. WHITE, JR. ('41) is now retired and 
living with his first and only wife on 26 acres near 
Palestine, Texas. 

JACK E. KRISLE ('49) has taken early retirement 
from Mobil Exploration Co., and has moved to 
Corpus Christi, Texas, where he is employed by 
Carl Oil and Gas Co. as a South Texas district 
geologist. JACK writes that he enjoys getting 
back to geology and to smaller town living. 


from Pasadena, California, she is busy with 
family and church interests, decorating and 
stitchery. Her son, Riner, is 29, and daughters 
Lisa and Dedee are 27 and 26. 

DR. PARIS LEARY ('50) is the coordinator of 
American Studies at the University of Leicester 
in England. He will soon publish "The Swearing 
and Other Poems," which in verse looks at "a 
town not unlike Shreveport in the 1920s." He 
was recently in Shreveport doing research trying 
to solve the mystery surrounding the life and 
work of Ada Jack Carver, a Northwest Louisiana 

FRANCIS E. BROWN ('56) has been named vice 
president of research for Gulf Oil Chemicals 
Company, the Houston-based division of Gulf Oil 
Corporation. After receiving his master's and 
Ph.D. from Tulane, BROWN later became a 
graduate of the Advanced Management Program 
of Harvard University. 

JERRY E. WHITECOTTON ('58), manager of 
the Eastgate branch of the Bank of Commerce 
was recently promoted to vice president. JERRY 
is currently enrolled in the Mid South School of 


CALVIN B. HUDSON (61) has been named vice 
president of Shreveport's Bank of Commerce 
commercial loans division, and has been involved 
in Shreveport-Bossier banking for 32 years. 

WILLIAM N. NELSON ('64) received his doctor 
of philosophy degree from LSU in May. The 
degree is in Latin American Studies, with a major 
in history and minors in Portuguese and Library 
Science. DR. and MRS. NELSON and their two 
children, Beth and Christopher, live in Saraland, 
Ala., where WILLIAM is the library director of 
Mobile College. 

JAMES M. McCOY ('66) has been named special 
assistant in the military sales division for United 
of Omaha, life insurance affiliate of the Mutual of 
Omaha in Omaha, Neb., following a 30-year 
career in the U.S. Air Force. 

Shreveport attorneys JEFF VICTORY ('67) and 
CHARLES GRUBB ('68) ran against each other 
as candidates for judge of the First Judicial Dis- 
trict. The Oct. 17 election winner was JEFF. 

MARILYN SEYMOUR (x69) is the new director 
of public relations at Riverside Community Hospital 
in Bossier City. 


STAN BOYETTE (72) was featured recently in 
The (Shreveport) Times "Where are they now?" 
column. STAN earned his master's degree in 
counseling and guidance at East Texas State 
University, and he and his wife Betty now live in 
Irving, Texas. 


RITA J. LONGINO (70) now has a new 8-lb., 14- 
oz. baby, Laura Soto. 

T. COLE FLOURNOY (70) sold the first partici- 
pation unit of the planned Sheraton at Pierremont 
Plaza hotel in Shreveport. Each unit consists of 
the interior of a hotel room, an interest in the 
common elements of the hotel, and a limited 
partner status in the partnership owning the 
hotel. The $20 million Sheraton is the first in the 
state to be financed through the sale of participa- 
tion units to private investors. 

TOM BURTON (71) attended a writer's con- 
ference at the United Methodist Publishing 
House in Nashville, Tenn. TOM has been asked 
to write a series of children's literature for 
middle elementary that will be published in the 
fall of 1984. TOM is also outgoing president and 
chairman of the board of Open Ear, a crisis 

Update on DAN GIBBS (72): DAN is self- 
employed and completing his first year of full- 
time consulting with the Education Division of 
Radio Shack/Tandy Corporation. He is assisting 
in the production of educational courseware 
products for Tandy's microcomputers, working 
primarily with authoring systems. He has been 
invited to present papers at the International 
Reading Association Convention in Orlando, 
Fla., in February, 1982, and at the National 
Educational Computing Conference in Kansas 
City in June, 1982. DAN is also working on 
developing the Philadelphia Computer-Assisted 
Reading Development (C.A.R.D.) Program for 
the TRS-80 Model III microcomputer — a series 
of 143 programs. On a different note DAN com- 
pleted the D.M.A. in piano performance in 
August, 1980, at North Texas State. He is 
teaching two students and serving as choral 
director at Trinity Presbyterian Church in 
Mansfield, Texas, as well as serving as an 
accompanist at the University of Texas at Arling- 





November 10, 1981 

November 1981 
ALEX KNIGHT ('32) October 6, 1981 
JACK REYNOLDS ( x36 ) August 31,198 
PAUL JAY HUDSON ('38) November 

14, 1981 
MARILYN S. GRAVES ('42) October 

28, 1981 
FA YE T. BREWSTER ('48) October 

12, 1981 

November 6, 1981 

November 1981 


JODIE GLORIOSO (73) has returned to the 
Shreveport area as the regional representative 
for the Louisiana Division of the Arts and has 
offices in the Shreveport Regional Arts Council 

husband have moved from Grand Teton National 
Park in Wyoming to Everglades National Park in 
Florida. They are both Park Rangers, and CHERRY 
is the Flamingo District naturalist at Everglades. 

PAUL D. GIESSEN (74) traveled around the 
world on the floating university in 100 days 
aboard the S.S. Universe, Semester at Sea, as a 
counselor. He is now land-locked as the residence 
hall counselor for Fairmont Towers at Wichita 
State University in Kansas. 

accepted as a freshman in the Texas College of 
Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. 

HEDGES (73) write that he got his Ph.D. and is 
now a chemist for Hexcel Corporation in Dublin, 
Calif. LINDY is an elementary school teacher. 

and husband Stephen have a new little boy, 
Joshua Stephen, born Oct. 1. Sisters Sarah, 4, and 
Leah, 2, are very excited about their brother. The 
Briscoes live in New Iberia, La. 

JANE COCHRAN SYKES (75) announces the 
opening of her husband's business. Hearing Aid 
Center of Stuart in Stuart, Fla. JANE works for 
the Bank and Trust Company of Palm Beach. 

Capt. ROYCE G. LABOR (76) has been awarded 
the Army Commendation Medal for outstanding 
and meritorious service as the executive officer of 
Company C, 1st Battalion, 33D Armor. ROYCE 
is stationed at Fort Knox, Ky. 

CATHY BUSCH (78) finished the master's 
degree program at Johns Hopkins University and 
is continuing study for a doctor's degree in psy- 

JEANNE ANNE CAMPBELL(77) recently passed 
her Ph.D. field exams at the University of Penn- 
sylvania and is preparing a dissertation proposal 
on the later novels of Henry James and William 
Faulkner. She will be reading a paper, "Jack 
London and the Mask of Socialism," at a meet- 
ing of the Philological Association of the Car- 
olinas in march, 1982, in Columbia, S.C. 
JEANNE worked on the Executive Staff of the 
American Studies Association Convention in 
Memphis, TN in October. At the Convention she 
saw another Centenary alumna, GAYLE ROGERS 
(71) , from Bossier Parish Community College. 

STEVEN A. RUSSELL (78) returned from a one- 
week program of intense seminars consisting of 
lecturers from around the world on dental im- 
plantology held in Kansas City, Mo., in October. 
The seminars were sponsored by the American 
Academy of Implantology. STEVE is presently 
working on his honor program at LSU School of 
Dentistry in New Orleans and plans to return to 
Shreveport after graduation in May of '82. 

Contest winners 

Conscientious Couple Catch 
Contest Corrigendum 

Hats off to the many alumni and friends 
who noted the error on page 16 of our last 
issue, "Alumni is National Young Mother," 
and who called us about it. We are 
pleased to announce the two who reached 
us first and virtually simultaneously. 

Entitled to dinner for two on us are: Dr. 
Lanford DeGeneres, a 1942 graduate 
now living in Columbia, S.C and Mr. 
Donald E. Walter, a Shreveport attorney. 
Congratulations, and . . . Dr. Morgan is 
proud of you both. 

After realizing that an error had been 
printed — and in a headline, no less - 
the staff decided to award a prize to those 
demonstrating knowledge of nouns in a 
dead language combined with speed and 

Our apologies to Mary Tullie Critcher, 
alumna and National Young Mother, 

Now, does anybody know what alumni 
really means? 

husband, the Rev. James Marshall, will be moving 
to Chillicothe, Mo., in December, where her hus- 
band has been appointed to Grace Episcopal 
Church. Since graduation, NANCY has received 
her Louisiana Nursing Home Administrator's 
license and has been attending LSU-BR s extra- 
mural program working on a Master in Social 
Work degree. She completed a 12-week block 
placement (internship) at the V.A. Hospital in 
Alexandria in conjunction with the extramural 

BARRY JAY (78) and K. DIANE CRAIN (79), 
now living in Wake Village, Tex. report that they 
are the new parents of AMANDA DENISE.born 
on October 5. 

MARK S. MESSINGER (79) is working with Va- 
cation Resorts in Vail, Colo. 

PAULA GLANVILLE (79) has moved from 
Shreveport to Houston, Texas, and is working 
with the Drilling Department of Omni Exploration. 
She also teaches aerobics. 


OSBORNE (77) have been elected co-chairmen 
of the board of directors of Open Ear. KEN is a 
former executive director and ANN is a phone 
worker of Open Ear. 

JACK CALDWELL (79) has finished his training 
and is now a fully registered stockbroker with 
Howard, Weil, Labouisse, Friedrichs, Inc. JACK, 
who now lives in Thibodaux, La., and is working 
out of Howard, Weil's Houma, La., office, is 
handling the LaFourche-Terrebonne area. 


MICHAEL V. DONLEY has been appointed 
senior rate analyst for the Arkansas Louisiana 
Gas Company. Mike, a graduate of Adrian Col- 
lege, is completing his MBA at Centenary. 

Chris Webb 


The Alumni Board of Directors 
is the institution which is charged 
with setting policies and shajjing 
and enacting programs which can 
affect a good number of people 
connected with Centenary — but 
always, and mainly, her alumni 

The board is a groujj whose 
members are alumni from near 
and far and of any age; two are 
professors; two are students. It 
meets twice a year in Shreveport. 
The standing committees for alumni 
affairs, career development, devel- 
opment, and enrollment may meet 
up to four times a year. The board 
has 30 members; the normal term 
is two years. 

Rather than list all the subjects 
and issues that the board touches 
on, lets just say that they are many 
and varied — programs of, by, and 
for people are as diverse as the 
peojile involved. The possibilities 
are just about endless. 

The members themselves reflect 
this diversity; each will probably 
give you a different reason for 
which he or she serves. But the 
members, be they bankers, teach- 
ers, or homemakers, have one tiling 
in common : they are committed to 
making ways for us to relate, redis- 
cover, and perhaps realize new 
talents in each other — person to 

I believe that it is high time the 
alumni program at Centenary got 
better. I believe we can find new 
ways to reach more people, that 
we can make a difference in the 
lives of many, and to a significant 
degree. This will continue to be 
the main challenge facing the 
Alumni Board. The deadline for 
putting in nomination the names 
of the ten new board members for 
1982-83 is March 1. Maybe it's 
high time you gave us a call. 




Shreveport, Louisiana 71104 

Second-class postage paid at Shreveport, La. 

If you receive more than one copy of this 
magazine, please share with a friend. 

Alumni Weekend June 25-27 

Everything is "go" for Alumni Weekend, June 25-27, 1982. 

The summertime date has been selected so that returning alumni and their families 
will have access to all campus facilities, including the dormitories. While alums and their 
spouses participate in the Alumni College (short refresher courses on topics of interest), 
class vs. class competitions, or other fun events, children may take part in a program just 
for them. 

Class agents are already busy planning reunions for the Classes of '81, 76-77-78, 72, 
'57, '51-'52-'53, '32, and the Old Guard (all alumni whose 50th reunions have already 
been celebrated). Details of those events will be included in a future mailing from the 
class agents. 

Look in the April/May issue of Centenary for an Alumni Weekend registration form. 
And we'll look forward to seeing you in June! 

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The Cluster System was devised because of the following tendencies: the First, Tenth, 
Twenty-fifth, and Fiftieth Reunions are typically well attended since they are traditional 
"landmark" years, whereas lower attendance is common for reuniting classes in other 
years. These classes, for those non-"landmark" years' anniversaries, are clustered or 
grouped with the classes immediately before and after them. This is especially advan- 
tageous at Centenary, where classes are typically small — maximum membership is 
roughly 150 — and where the size of the College has tended to foster friendships along 
and across class lines. 


Jan. 4-22 — Interim 

Jan. 21-24 — "An Evening With 

Lerner and Loewe," Mar- 

jorie Lyons Playhouse 
Jan. 25-29 — January Study Week 

for Ministers 
Jan. 25 — Registration for spring 


Feb. 3-28- Olga Hirshhorn Col- 
lection, Meadows Museum of 
Feb. 18 — Church Council Meeting 
Feb. 23-March 16 -Great Teachers 
Scholars Fund 

March 1-31 — Carnival Masks, 
Meadows Museum of Art 
March 6-7 — High School Weekend 
March 11-14, 18-20 -"As You Like 
It," Marjorie Lyons Playhouse 

April 2-13 — Spring recess 

April 5-1 1 — "The Dancing Flea," 

Peter Pan Players, Marjorie 

Lyons Playhouse 
April 11-May 16 — Theodore Wores, 

Meadows Museum of Art 
April 15 — Scholars-Donors 

April 22 — Founders' Day 

May 6-9, 13-15 — American Draw- 
ings III, Meadows Museum of 

May 20 — Free Enterprise Confer- 

May 23 — Commencement 

June 7-1 1 — Louisiana Annual Con- 
June 25-27 — Alumni Weekend 


Dept. of Geology — 
It's got depth 

Now is the time 
for natural gas 

Centenary events 
draw VIP speakers 

Start your summer 
at Centenary — 

Alumni Weekend 

June 25-27 

On the cover 

This closeup of a magnolia was snapped 
by Centenary College trustee Harry V. 
Balcom '34. Mr. Balcom is chairman of 
the Campus Improvement Program and 
has done much to make our 65-acre 
campus a real place of beauty. 

The Great Teachers-Scholars Fund is well on its way to the $700,000 goal, thanks to 
you — alumni and friends of the College. A bench in front of Centenary's Meadows 
Museum of Art (top, left photo) invites passersby to give to the fund. On the kickoff 
day of the public portion of the drive (top, right photo) President Donald Webb is 
interviewed by Shreveport s CBS affiliate station, KSLA, and (bottom photo) GTSF 
Chairman Don Duggan gives a fundraising packet to his son, Mike. Over 100 volun- 
teers served in this year's public effort, which netted $223,000. 

The Centenary College magazine, Cente- 
nary, (USPS 015560) April, 1982, Vol- 
ume 9, No. 4, is published four times 
annually in October, January, April, and 
July by the Office of Public Relations, 
2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, 
Louisiana, 71104. Second Class postage 
paid at Shreveoprt, La. POSTMASTER: 
Send address changes to Centenary, P.O. 
Box 4188, Shreveport, La. 71104. 

Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progress of 
Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off campus. 

Editor Janie Flournoy '72 

Special Contributors Don Danvers 

Dr. Lee Morgan 
The (Shreveport) Times 

Production Rushing Printing Co. 

Alumni Director Chris Webb 

Photography Janie Flournoy 

John F. Bookout 

B.F. O'Neal Jr. 

Konstantin Simis 

Very important speakers highlight semester events 

A veritable parade of stars will bring 
the 1981-82 academic year at Centenary 
College to an exhilarating close. 

The VIP list includes B.F. O'Neal, Jr., 
Republican respresentative to the Loui- 
siana Legislature; Konstantin Simis, a 
firsthand source on the workings of the 
Soviet underground economy; Seisi Kato, 
chairman of the Board of Toyota Motor 
Sales Co. Ltd., and former Centenary 
student John F. Bookout, President and 
Chief Executive Officer of Shell Oil Co. 

O'Neal, serving his third term in the 
Louisiana Legislature, will speak at the 
annual Founders' Day Convocation 
Thursday, April 22, at 11:10 a.m. in 
Brown Memorial Chapel. A picnic lunch 
for the entire Centenary "family" will 

A native Shreveporter, O'Neal at- 
tended Byrd High School and Baylor 
University. Self-employed in the real 
estate business, he has served as vice 
president of the National Real Estate 
Board and president of the Shreveport 
Board of Realtors. He currently serves 
on the Education Committee in the 

Mr. Simis and Mr. Kato will be 
speaking at the 7th National Free En- 
terprise Conference to be held Thursday, 
May 20, in Hurley Auditorium. The 
theme of this year's conference will be 
"Comparative Cultures and Their Im- 
pact on Free Enterprise.'' 

Mr. Simis, admitted to the Moscow 

bar in 1953, acted as defense lawyer for 
dozens of prominent underground busi- 
nessmen in Russia. In 1971, he was 
named a specialist in international law 
at the Ministry of Justice, and in 1976, 
the KGB raided his apartment and 
found the manuscript of a book on Soviet 
corruption. The first draft was already 
in the hands of his U.S. publisher. In 
1977, Simis and his wife, also a lawyer, 
were exiled from the U.S.S.R. They 
moved to Arlington, Va., where they 
joined their son, Dimitri Simes (his 
spelling), director of Soviet studies at 
Johns Hopkins University. 

The book which Simis was writing, 
U.S.S.R., the Land of Kleptocracy, will 
be published this spring by Simon & 
Schuster. Leading American experts on 
the Soviet Union regard Simis as an un- 
usually authoritative, firsthand source 
on the workings of the Soviet under- 
ground economy. 

Also un the Free Enterprise Confer- 
ence agenda will be Seisi Kato, Chairman 
of the Board of Toyota Motor Sales Co. 
Ltd. In his autobiography. My Years 
With Toyota, Mr. Kato credits the late 
Centenary College President Joe Mickle 
with his involvement in the automotive 
industry. It was Dr. Mickle, writes Mr. 
Kato, who got him a job at GM Japan 
during the "chasm of the Great Depres- 
sion. . . This unexpected entry into the 
automotive industry marked the begin- 
ning of a half a century of personal 

devotion to motor vehicles, and a devo- 
tion to the Mickle family. 

Former Centenary student John F. 
Bookout, Jr., will make the Commence- 
ment address Sunday, May 23, at 2 p.m. 
in the Gold Dome. 

After distinguished military service 
as an Army Air Force B-17 pilot in 
World War II, Mr. Bookout attended 
Centenary College as a geology student. 
He earned his bachelor's and master's 
degrees from the University of Texas at 
Austin, and he also holds an honorary 
Doctor of Science degree from Tulane. 

Mr. Bookout began his career with 
Shell in 1950 as a geologist and literally 
worked his way to the top. In 1976, he 
was named President and Chief Execu- 
tive Officer. He has worked for Shell in 
Tulsa, Denver, The Hague, New York 
City; New Orleans; Toronto, and Hous- 
ton, where he currently lives. 

A member of numerous business, 
professional, and educational organiza- 
tions, Mr. Bookout has earned many 
awards for his contributions to these 
groups, among them the 1981 Distin- 
guished Service Award from the Na- 
tional Association of Secondary School 
Principals for his significant contributions 
and outstanding service to American 

All alumni and friends of the College 
are cordially invited to attend all events. 
For more information, contact the College. 

Gas decontrol : sooner not later 

(Reprinted by permission ot The Times) 

The case — or cases — for the total, swift 
deregulation of natural gas create another of 
those situations in which the logical, sensible 
solutions are politically unpopular in much of 
the nation. Deregulation will raise consumer 
prices, no doubt about it, and few politicans 
want to vote for such things, especially in an 
election year. The compelling arguments for 
deregulation, though, are beginning to be 
heard, thanks largely to efforts of elected 
officials from gas-producing states. We can 
only hope the logic and sense of their words 
will be heard through the wails of political 

The overriding national argument in favor 
of deregulation is that it will increase the 
nation's domestic energy supply, the same 
way the decontrol of oil prices has brought 
about larger supplies of American-produced 
oil: the higher prices will provide not only the 
financing but also the incentive to explore for 
more natural gas in this country. 

A 10 percent annual increase in domestic 
natural gas production, according to the 
American Petroleum Institute, will provide 
enough fuel to displace Americans' use of up to 
one million barrels of oil per day — which 
means a million barrels per day less the nation 
will have to buy from foreign oil producers. 
The national economic and political advantages 
of that should be obvious: the less we rely on 
foreign oil, the better off we are all around. 

That is far from being the only argument in 
favor of speeded-up gas deregulation, of course. 
Of particular interest to a Reagan administration 
facing massive budget deficits is the revenue- 
producing potential of gas deregulation. Sen. 
J. Bennett Johnston has estimated that 
deregulation could add as much as $49 billion 
to the federal treasury over the next three 

A windfall profits tax, opposed by Johnston 

and several other energy -state officials, would 
add even more to federal revenues. And, in 
truth, some kind of windfall profits tax may be 
the legislative trade-off necessary to get wider 
support of deregulation. One proposal being 
talked by several representatives would impose 
a windfall tax for five years, which could 
produce about $ 100 million to apply to federal 
deficits. We would hope that this time, if 
Congress passes both deregulation and a tax, it 
will build in an exempted amount for small 
royalty owners at the beginning. A second bill 
was required to protect small owners when 
the oil windfall profits tax was passed several 
years ago. 

Another strong argument for deregulation 
comes from producing states — Louisiana, 
Texas and Oklahoma prominent among them | 
— and it's only partially related to the revenue 
increases the states would receive. It's a 
matter of making sure the states' industries 
have enough gas to keep operating. If that 
sounds strange, consider this: Due to the 
differing regulations for interstate and intrastate | 
gas, Louisiana industries are now actually 
facing a shortage — despite the fact that 
Louisiana is producing vast quantities of gas. 
Most of Louisiana's gas is sent out of state 
where it can be sold to interstate pipelines at 
higher prices than intrastate pipelines can 
economically afford to pay. The result is a local 
shortage that, according to industrial leaders, 
could severely cripple Louisiana's industries 
and jobs. The solution, obviously, is to lift 
controls and let gas prices become uniform so 
that everyone can compete for the fuel on an 
equal basis. 

Deregulation of natural gas will cost all of 
us, granted. The real question, though, is how 
much it will cost us if gas is not deregulated. 
That's where the focus should be in presenting 
the arguments in favor of deregulation. 


. . . some gas, or all gas? 

Some natural gas is already going to 
be deregulated. The Carter-sponsored 
Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 guaran- 
teed that price controls on gas from wells 
drilled after April 20, 1977, will be lifted 
by Jan. 1, 1985. What is being debated 
now is lifting controls from so-called 
"old" gas from wells drilled before the 
1977 date, and speeding it up so that all 
gas will be deregulated by 1985. 

This is where the consumer argument 
against deregulation comes in, and it is 
one we adhered to as little as two months 
ago in an editorial discussing deregulation. 
The shock of all-together deregulation 
could be unnecessarily rough on consumer 
pocketbooks, we said, and perhaps a 
phased "old" gas deregulation, following 
1985 decontrol of the post-1977 gas, 
would be more acceptable. The error of 
our ways has been made clear to us, 
though, and we are prepared to support 
total deregulation, the sooner the better. 

Among other things, as noted in the 
editorial above, much of the cheaper 
"old" gas is going out of Louisiana, 
leaving this area's consumers paying 
higher prices, and putting Louisiana's 
own industries at a disadvantage. The 
longer the "old-new" categories remain 
in effect, the longer the unfairness will 
continue. "Old" gas makes up 40 to 50 
percent of the nation's current natural 
gas supplies, and a great deal of it flows 
from Louisiana, one of the earliest 
producers of the gas. 

Also, if we believe the argument that 
greater supplies of gas will reduce the 
nation's dependence on foreign supplies 
— and we do — then obviously anything 
that will bring more of the "old" gas, as 
well as "new," into the pipelines will 
help accomplish that goal. Price incentive 
is the surest way to encourage more 
rapid production of the "old" gas, and the 
surest way to increase the total supply. 

Just last week, the Reagan adminis- 
tration began circulating a draft of a bill 
that would accomplish all the deregulation 
goals. Under it, a two-year phaseout of 
controls would begin Jan. 1, 1983, and 
be complete by 1985. It's now anticipated 

that such a bill could come before 
Congress by Feb. 1, two weeks from 
now. When it does, we sincerely hope 
this area's elected official will continue 
and increase their supportive explanations 
of the measures; that the natural gas 
industry's leadership will fully explain 
their stances; and that the people of the 
United States will understand what's 
truly at stake. The inevitable rise of 
prices in natural gas may be relatively 
small costs to pay in exchange for the 
assurance that there'll be gas to buy. 

Jim Montgomery '68 

'The Voice' has 

Jim Montgomery/ a x g t v ° s ^ 

If you have a question or comment 
about this editorial, please direct it to Jim 

A 1968 graduate of Centenary, Jim 
has served as Editorial Page Editor of 
The Times since 1976 and is now a 
member of the Editorial Board. He has 
been honored with several first-place 
awards in editorial writing from such 
prestigious groups as the Associated Press, 
United Press International, and Sigma 
Delta Chi. He holds the Hay Boyle 
Award for column writing, a Louisiana 
Press Association award for feature 
writing, and the Freedom Bell, an award 
for his energy -related writings. In 1980, 
Jim was named "Outstanding Young 
Man of America." 

Jim has also worked as Amusements 
Editor at The Times and as a newscaster 

Luckily for Centenary , Jim is never too 
far away. He appears regularly in Marjorie 
Lyons Playhouse productions, winning 
"Best Actor, Musical" awards for his 
performances in "Peter Pan and "A 
Little Night Music." In March Jim worked 
as vocal coach for the production "As 
You Like It." He has also served as a 
member of the Alumni Association 

Perhaps his membership in Omicron 
Delta Kappa at Centenary helped nurture 
his extensive involvement in community 
organizations. Jim is a co-founder and 
vice president of the Strand Theatre of 
Shreveport Corp., a member of the 
University Club Board of Governors; 
Community Adviser to the Junior League 
of Shreveport, Shreveport Civic Opera, 
and Shreveport Beautification Found- 
ations boards of directors; and former 
board member of The Shreveport Sym- 
phony and Shreveport Regional Arts 

An amateur archaeologist, Jim holds 
membership in the Louisiana Arch- 
aeological Society. He is also active with 
the Highland Restoration Society and 
the Caddo Parish Educational Alter- 
natives Committee. 

Known as "The Voice," Jim volunteers 
annually for the control and information 
booth at Shreveport s annual Red River 
Revel Arts Festival. The riverfront is also 
the setting for The Times ' annual July 
Fourth Celebration, for which Jim is 

And would you believe he has time to 
go bass fishing? Perhaps he fits that in 
after relaxing at the piano, another 

1982 Alumni Weekend 

June 25, 26, 27 

Friday, June 25 

Welcome Program — The Bill Causey Band, featuring Seva May, in concert under the stars 

7-10 p.m., Hargrove Shell 


10 a.m. classes 

Dr. Darrell M. Loyless, 

Political Science: 

Domestic Economic 

Policy: A Going-out-of-business sale? 

Saturday, June 26 

Reception, 9-10 a.m., lobby of Hamilton Hall 


11 a.m. classes 
Dr. Mark E. Dulle, Psychology: 
Now that I've got children, what was it I 
should have learned in school to keep my 
to keep my kid from setting the neigh- 
bor's cat on fire? 

Dr. Charles E. Vetter, 

Academics & Business 

Just for Youngsters 

Cartoons & snacks in James 
Lobby (see opposite page for 
complete list of events). 

Youth Basketball Clinic with 
Gents Coach Tommy Canter- 
bury and players. 

Chef Carolyn Flournoy, '45: 

For the pushbutton gourmet: 

The Art of Food Processing 

Mr. Marion Marks, 

Computers Are Here! Dr - Frank M " Carro11 ; Mu , s ^ n 

(with demonstration) Music in America: Before 1 900 

Family Picnic — Crumley Gardens, 12:00 p.m. 
Old Guard Reunion Luncheon * in Centenary Room 


Junior Gymnastics Exhibition 1:30 p.m. 

with Coach Vannie Edwards 


Golf Exhibition & Shot-Making Clinic 2 p.m. 

Adult Tennis Clinic — Youth Tennis Clinic 

2:45 p.m. — Coach Jimmy Harrison & players 

Adult Racquetball Clinic Youth Soccer Clinic 

Dr. Russ Glasgow Coach Enos Russell 

Pick-up Softball Games all afternoon 

For the already healthy, a Walking Tour of the Meadows Museum of Art 

View the Despujols collection 


Church Careers Alumni Reception, 5:30 p.m., R.E. Smith Building 
Gatherings of the Classes of 1932, 1951-'52-'53, 1957, 1972, 1976-77-78 and 1981° 

Sunday, June 27 

Sunday Morning Social — 9:30-10:30 a.m. lobby of Hamilton Hall 


Worship Service in Brown Chapel, led by 

Rev. Kathy Clark-Dickens, 76 

Centenary President Dr. Donald A. Webb will preach on: 

The Art and Curse of Remembering 

Special Music 

Annual Awards Luncheon — 12:30 p.m.. South Dining Room, Bynum Commons 

Banquet and Presentation of honors to outstanding alumni, students, and faculty. 

Meeting of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, alumni cordially invited ... 2 p.m. 

Infant/Pre-School Care; Super- 
vised Play. 

Supervised Play; Child Care 
of course! 

Child care 

Supervised Children's lunch 



* Please see Strictly Personal for all Reunion information. 

On-campus meals, housing offered 

Out-of-towners who wish to do so may 
lodge in double-occupancy dormitory 
rooms in Hardin, James, and James Annex 
Dorms. The cost is $9 per person, per 
night, with no additional room charge for 
children. Dorm rooms are convenient 
but spartan; guests are asked to provide 
their own linens, towels, alarm clocks, 
etc., and sleeping bags or "pallets' tor 
their children. Single-occupancy rooms 
are available at $14 per night. 

The College Cafeteria will be open 
exclusively for visiting alumni and their 
families. Meal costs are as follows: 

For a family of four (with children 
under age 12), the total cost of on- 
campus room and board - - two nights 
and five meals — is $88. 

No matter where you are 
For local alumni, and for those staying 
with friends or relatives in the area . . . 
your registration is vital. Select the events 
you plan to attend from just one to the 
entire Weekend. 

Make reservations now 

Detach and mail your reservation form 
early. Your response, if received by June 
1 , will enable us to send you by mail a de- 
tailed brochure and confirmation. 

Meal costs 



under 12 


Sat. Breakfast 


S3. 00 

Sat. Picnic 



Sat. Supper 



Sun. Breakfast 



Awards Banquet/Child Lunch 



Total 5 Meals 


Our thanks 

Alumni Activities Committee 
Chairman Tom Burton 7 1 . 

Event Captains 

Children's Program - Camille 
Greve Dent 72. 

Alumni College Betty Mc- 
Knight Speairs (Hon.) 

Family Picnic — Ken and Ann 
Carmichael Osborne 79 & 77. 

Athletic Program ■- Julia Van 
Tiem 79. 

Chapel Worship -- Rev. Kathy 
Clark-Dickens 76. 

Awards Banquet — Edna Earle 
Richardson Stinson '39. 

. . . and their assistants! 

Tennis, anyone? 

You are invited to sign up at Saturday 
registration to reserve tennis or racquet- 
ball courts. The available facilities are: 

2 courts at Gold Dome 

2 courts at Haynes Gym 


3 outdoor courts at Hardin Field 
1 indoor court at Haynes Gym 

6 outdoor courts at Gold Dome* 

"The new tennis complex is scheduled 
for possible completion by Alumni 

Child care and youth program are available 

Alumni from near and far may wish to 
take advantage of these alumnae-super- 
vised services. Children — infants to 
early teens — will be provided for as 

Friday, 7-10 p.m. 

Cartoons and Snacks in James Lobby. 

Saturday, 10 a.m.-12 noon 
Infant/Pre-school Care 
Youth Basketball Clinic 
Supervised Play for Others 

1:30-5:00 p.m. 

Infant/Pre-school Care 

Gymnastics Exhibition 
Youth Soccer Clinic 

Youth Tennis Clinic 
(Softball with Mom & Dad) 
Supervised Play for Others 

6:00 p.m.-12 midnight 

Infant/Pre-school Care 

Ping-pong, Pinball, etc. 

Supervised Play for Others 


Infant/Pre-school care, 10:30-12 noon 
Children's Lunch, supervised 12-2 p.m. 

You may want to provide older children 
with pocket money for soft drinks, amuse- 
ments, etc. 


Please use form on Page 14. 


A-R-T was just another three-letter 
word for Olga Cunningham until 1961. 

That was the year she met Joseph 
Hirshhorn, who owned the largest private 
art collection in the United States — 
some 6,000 pieces — and who became 
her husband two and a half years later. 

"When I met my husband, I knew 
nothing about art," confessed the little 
lady. "I didn't even know WHO Joe 
Hirshhorn was," she said with a smile. 

Mrs. Hirshhorn was on the Centenary 
campus Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 
3 and 4 to open an exhibit of her private 
collection of sculpture, paintings, and 
prints on display in the Meadows Museum 
throughout the month of February. 

"After marrying Joe, it was like living 
in a whole new world," the former 
employment agency owner said. "Little 
by little I began to learn about art. It 
couldn't be helped," she said with a 
twinkle in her eye. "Our friends were the 
artists themselves, dealers, critics, writ- 
ers." And they included people like 
Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, Alexander 
Calder, Josef Albers, and Georgia 

Many of the pieces in her collection, 
which made up the Centenary exhibit, 
were gifts to her from her husband and 
their artist friends. "Joe gave me things 
all the time," she said. "By the time he 
died last September, he had given me 75 
per cent of my collection." 

Many of the pieces of their joint collec- 
tion form the Smithsonian Institution's 
Hirshhorn's Museum and Sculpture Gar- 
den in Washington, D.C. 

Curriculum study 

Concerned by expert opinion that gen- 
eral education is languishing in the nation. 
President Donald Webb has appointed 
an ad hoc committee to study Centenary 
College's curriculum. 

"We have been working since the first 
of the academic year," said Dr. Darrell 
Loyless, vice president of the College 
and chairman of the committee. "We 
hope to have a report with recommenda- 
tions in the next few months." 

Others serving on the committee are 
Dean Dorothy Gwin; Associate Dean 
Lee Morgan; Dr. Frank Carroll and Dr. 
Hughes Cox from the humanities; Dr. 
Mark Dulle and Dr. Charles Vetter from 
the social sciences ; and Dr. Jeffrey Trahan 

A love of art is the common denominator for this trio (left to right) Willard Cooper, 
Curator of the Meadows Museum and Chairman of the Department of Art ; Mrs. Olga 
Hirshhorn, wife of the late Joseph Hirshhorn, who owned the largest private art col- 
lection in the United States; and Mrs. Jacques Wiener, Mrs. Hirshhorn's hostess and 
mother of Centenary student Jacques Wiener, Jr. Mrs. Hirshhorn came to Centenary 
to officially open a traveling exhibit of her private collection. 

and Dr. Rosemary Seidler from the natural 

"We feel it is a healthy experience for 
a college committed to the liberal arts to 
review, assess, and possibly change the 
curriculum every so often," Dr. Loyless 
said. "This allows for intellectual rigor 
and not academic rigor mortis." 

Survey results 

Centenary alumni read most of the 
Centenary magazine and feel adequately 
informed about the College. Most feel 
that the appearance, readability, and 
photography of the magazine is good, 
and that the color cover is worth the 
additional expense. 

These are some of the results of a 
random sample survey of alumni taken 
in December and January. Of 1,000 
questionnaires mailed out, only 100 were 
completed and returned; the staff can 
only take this as a general indication of 
your likes and dislikes. 

By far, the favorite regular feature is 
Strictly Personal, with Perspectives 
(alumni profiles) next. Others, in order of 
preference, were Potpourri, articles by 

Dr. Lee Morgan, Planning Ahead, Cente- 
ments, the corporate profiles, and Finan- 
cially Speaking. 

On your "wish lists," are more articles 
by professors; alumni and faculty profiles; 
in-depth articles on Centenary's academic 
departments; and photos of current 
campus life. Several alumni asked for 
more coverage of "the way it was." 

Articles and topics you would like to 
see only some of the time include stories 
written by alumni, athletics, church rela- 
tions, cultural opportunities for non- 
students, finances, student profiles, study 
opportunities for non-students, college 
events, and trustee profiles. 

Some alumni indicated they would 
like to see less coverage of the adminis- 
tration, budgets, social activities, the De- 
partment of Religion, trustees, and basket- 

It's hard to please everyone, but we 
like to try. And we have begun in this 
issue and the last to try to give you more 
of what you want. 

If you have questions or comments 
about the Centenary magazine, contact 
Janie Flournoy, Department of Public 

'Doctor of rap 

Andy Shehee always seems to be in 
the right place at the right time. 

The associate director of admissions at 
Centenary and a 1977 graduate, Andy 
has quadrupled the number of Centenary 
students from South Louisiana and the 
Gulf Coast, his territory. 

"In 1974, we had 17 students from the 
Gulf Coast," said Andy, "but by 1978, 
we had zero. We're now back up to 16 
and will go over that in the fall." 

Countless other students are at Cente- 
nary because of "the doctor of rap." A 
full one-third of the Choir are his recruits, 
not to mention the students he rounds up 

Andy attributes his success to luck and 
being at the right place at the right time. 
Once in Biloxi, Miss., when Andy got lost 
from his car, he stopped to talk to a 
marine biologist about her sting ray. She 
turned out to be Delia McCaughan, 
winner of several top education awards, 
and now Andys "Biloxi Connection." 
That year alone she put him in touch 
with 10 students who chose Centenary 
as their College. 

"You really don't get tired of telling 
people about Centenary," said the red- 
headed recruiter. "I tell them about the 
personal attention from the professors, 
the academic excellence, and the well- 
rounded social activities. A lot of people 
(especially in South Louisiana) think 
we're a seminary in the middle of the 
woods. But we're a vibrant institution in 
the middle of the second lagest metro- 
politan area in Louisiana. 

Andy manages to have some spare 
time to raise exotic chickens and acres of 
zinnias. He also works out at the Y - it 
he isn't busy recruiting a fellow athlete. 

A great Dane 

What do Aarhus, Denmark, and Cente- 
nary College have in common? 

A great Dane in the form of Herr Karl- 
Heinz Westarp. 

"I started off the Exchange in 1976," 
said Herr Westarp, who is back on 
campus this semester. "And I'm so glad 
to be back. That's the reason we're 

Herr Westaqj has swapped his teaching 
position, house, and lifestyle with Cente- 
nary Professor Barry Nass. "We've had 
two letters from Dr. Nass," Herr Westarp 
said. "He's fine, enjoying it, and, I'm 
sure, wallowing in our home." 

The Westarps, on the other hand, are 

President Donald Webb (left) and Andy Shehee visit with three prospective students — all 
from Biloxi — in Centenary's Frost Garden. The girls, (left to right) Deidre Krecker, 
Debbie Patterson, and Donna Pope, came tor High School Weekend to get a glimpse ol 
what college life is all about. 

getting to know each other a little better 
in Dr. N ass's small apartment. The Danish 
family includes the professor, wife Jetta, 
three-year-old Filip, and 19-month-old 

Herr Westarp is teaching Introduction 
to Literature, Shakespeare's Tragedies, 
and Flannery O'Connor's works and is 
supervising an independent study in the- 

"It's great to be here," he said. "I 
prefer the personal atmosphere." 

To Israel with love 

As we Louisianians were experiencing 
our largest snowfall since 1949, a group 
of 21 Shreveporters were touring the 
Holy Land under blue, sunny skies. 

The group of travelers ■ - students, 
ministers, parents, friends — made the 
trip during Centenary College s January 
Interim, a month-long session between 
semesters when classes not normally 
offered during the regular semester are 
held. Many of the courses are travel 
opportunities, such as this trip to the 
Holy Land, offered under the auspices of 
the Department of Religion. Professors 
Robert Ed Taylor and Webb Pomeroy 
accompanied the group. The trip was so 
popular, that it will be offered again next 

A slide show, shown recently at the 
President's Round Table, logged their 
travels from Amman, Jordan, where some 
of their film was confiscated, to Cairo, 
Egypt, where camels took them to the 
pyramids, and points in-between. 

"We were particularly impressed with 
the small size and distance of sites and 
places," the Rev. Taylor said. "The River 
Jordan was no larger than one of our 

Jerusalem was also a high point of the 
10-day tour. Robert Ed's slides showed 
visits to the Dome of the Rock, a Muslim 
mosque; the gates into the Biblical City; 
the "Wailing Wall," the only remains of 
Herod's temple, and a $1 million model 
ot Jerusalem as it was when Jesus lived 
there. They followed the Via Dolorosa, 
which, according to tradition, was the 
route Jesus traveled to the spot of 
crucifixion. Of particular interest was 
the hill of the skull, "Golgotha ", the 
Garden Tomb, and the Garden of Geth- 

"There is no better way to refresh and 
enliven one's understanding of both the 
Old and the New Testaments than to 
visit the Holy Land and see first hand so 
many of the places hallowed in the 
biblical story," Robert Ed said. "It gives 
one a sense of vividness, a sense of the 
ancient story suddenly come alive in 
one's own experience. 

Department of Geology has depth 

Energy - one of the most talked-about 
issues of the '80s - means excitement in 
Centenary's Department of Geology. 

With Shreveport located in the heart 
of the oil-and-gas-rich Ark-La-Tex, the 
energy level on the first floor of Mickle 
Hall is high. 

"Exploration is very successful now," 
said Dr. Nolan Shaw, Professor of Geology 
and Chairman of the Department. "There 
is a lot of activity," which means a keen 
interest in the academics. 

Second only to the School of Business, 
the Department of Geology numbers 44 
full-time majors and over 100 part-time 
majors. Of that number, 18 are women, 
an increase over the numbers in previous 
years. "Geology is an area they can do 
well in," Dr. Shaw said. "It's a lot of 
detail work and doesn't require ex- 
ceptional physical ability. They can 
compete with men and do quite well." 

Also a lot of Shreveport and Bossier 
City professionals take one or two courses 
a semester. "They might be landmen 
picking up a special course or secretaries 
and receptionists taking the basics. We 
get quite a few people who already have 
their degrees who like to take refresher 
courses," Dr. Shaw explained. 

Professionals are also invited to par- 
ticipate in Centenary as part-time faculty, 
lending experience as well as expertise 
to the classroom. Shreveporters teaching 
this semester include Robert Langton, a 
geologist; Jay Carraway, an attorney 
who is teaching Oil and Gas Law ; John 
Northwood, a geophysicist; and Neil 
Hohman, a landman who is teaching Oil 
and Gas Leasing. 

The close camaraderie with the 
business community can also mean on- 
the-job experience for the students. "Over 
the past few years, we've had lots of 
opportunities for internships and part- 
time jobs," explained Dr. Shaw. "And all 
of our graduates who weren't going to 
graduate school have had jobs lined up 
before graduation," he said. 

At the end of four years with a major in 
geology, Centenary students are well- 
prepared. In addition to the liberal arts 
courses required, a student working 
toward a B.A. degree in geology must 
take 25 hours in geology including 
Physical Geology and Lab, Historical 
Geology and Lab, Map Drafting and 
Plane Table Surveying, two courses in a 
foreign language, and three hours in 
speech. Two courses in science are 
required and one course in mathematics. 
The B.A. degree is for the student 
interested in entering a geology-related 
field, such as well-logging service or 
geophysical services. 


The more rigorous curriculum leads to 
a B.S. degree, which is for the person 
who wants to work independently in the 
oil and gas industry or who wants to 
pursue an advanced degree in graduate 

In addition to the liberal arts courses, a 
student must take 35 hours in geology, 
including Physical Geology and Lab, 
Historical Geology and Lab, Regional 
Geology, Structural Geology, Mineralogy, 
Invertebrate Paleontology, Elementary 
Petrology, and Sedimentology. Other 
required courses include two semesters 
of General Chemistry and Lab, two 
semesters of Analytic Geometry and 
Calculus, Introductory Physics or Prin- 
ciples of Biology and Lab, and two 
courses in a foreign language. 

Other courses which may be taken as 
electives include Oil and Gas Law, 
Geology of Petroleum, Geology of the 
Ark-La-Tex Oil and Gas Fields, Well 
Logging, Economic Geology, Principles 
of Stratigraphy, Introduction to Geo- 
physical Prospecting and Introduction to 

The department also offers geology 
students unusual opportunities in in- 
dependent studies. Centenary is a 
member of two well logging libraries 

which allow students and faculty members 
use of their facilities for individual 
research in subsurface geology. 

A summer field camp is also recom- 
mended for all geology students, as well 
as the January Interim trip to the Denver 
Basin in Colorado. "The field trips give 
the students the opportunity to visualize 
what is taught in the classroom," said 
Dr. Shaw. "This experience is vital to a 
good background in geology." 

A new 15-passenger van given to the 
department by a parent of a recent 
graduate makes it easier to travel. "We 
took the van to Colorado, and it worked 
like a charm," beamed Dr. Shaw. 

Unlike other departments (of any 
college), there are very few drop-outs 
from the Department of Geology at 
Centenary. "I know of very few students 
who have transferred," said Dr. Shaw. 
"Once they get here, they stay and love 

"The students are very serious this 
year," Dr. Shaw said. "They have their 
goals clearly set in their minds. They're 
more competitive — show their interest 

"The energy situation has given them 
an air of excitement and expectation. 
You can feel it!" 

PLM Program added 

A casual remark was the start of 
something big at Centenary. That some- 
thing is the Petroleum Land Management 
Program , one of only a few in the South. 

The unforgettable conversation was 
between Dr. Nolan Shaw, Professor of 
Geology and Chairman of the Depart- 
ment, and a friend, who mentioned that 
his son was majoring in petroleum land 
management at the University of Okla- 
homa. He added that his son would have 
attended Centenary if the College had 
offered that program. 

Challenged, Dr. Shaw went to the 
Dean of the School of Business, where 
the program is usually placed, and began 
investigating the possibilities of Cen- 
tenary's offering such a program. The 
two men discovered that Centenary was 
already offering all but two of the courses 
needed for the B.S. degree - they just 
weren't packaged into a degree plan. 

"The Ark-La-Tex area, with its history 
as an energy center, seems a natural 
place for this type of program," Dr. Shaw 

And like other programs at Centenary, 

the PLM program is designed to give a 
broad education in the liberal arts, in 
addition to a firm foundation in business 
and geology. 

A landman is a vital member of a team 
involved in obtaining the legal rights to 
explore for and produce natural resources. 
The landman usually has the responsibility 
of acquiring blocks of potentially pro- 
ductive land and determining ownership 
of the mineral rights. He must also 
negotiate claims arising from damages to 
the land as a result of drilling and 
production and consider subcontracts to 
other companies or individuals. 

Because the program is under the 
auspices of the School of Business, other 
opportunities exist for landmen in bank 
trust departments, real property man- 
agement and development, and advisory 
and management fields. 

"As long as we keep importing 40 
percent of our oil, we'll have a demand 
for landmen," said Dr. Shaw. 

For more information on Centenary's 
PLM Program, contact the Office of 
Admissions or the School of Business. 


The faculty of the Department of Geology includes (left to right) Carl Cathey, a 'hard-rock' geologist; Nolan Shaw, a soft-rock' geologist 
and Chairman of the Department; and Robert Frey, whose special interests are physical geology, historical geology, and invertebrate 
paleontology. Dr. Shaw holds the William C. Woolf professorial chair, established by the Woolf Foundation in 1977. Just last month, the 
Foundation established a SI ()(),()()() endowed scholarship in the name of Mr. and Mrs. Woolf to be given to geology students with a 3.5 or 
better grade point average and an ACT score of 27 or better. Trustees of the Foundation are N.H. Wheless, Jr., Claude G. Rives III, and C. 
Lane Sartor. 

A life and death vacation 

When senior geology student Roger 
Youssef decided to go home for Christ- 
mas, little did he know he might lose his 
life doing it. 

"My parents are both Lebanese, said 
the dark-haired Roger, using fluent 
English. "I knew there had been a war 
going on for some time in Lebanon, but I 
thought things had calmed down. I never 
saw anything on the news about any 
more trouble there.'' 

When Roger landed at the Beirut 
airport, he was surprised that his parents 
were not there to meet him. Riding in a 
cab to their home, he noticed a red hue to 
the skies - Christmastime festivities and 
fireworks, he commented to the driver. 

"Oh, no" said the driver. "This is war."' 

Roads were blocked, and IDs were 
scrutinized at checkpoints. Rockets 
| exploded and bullets cracked through 
jthe air. Sandbag bunkers lined the 
jwalkway to his parents' home. Roger 
crouched and ran in, not to leave the 
< premises for the entire trip. 

"My whole family seemed different," 
he said. "Things were quiet. Machine- 
Igun bullets were all over the walls. We 
had to sleep in the corridor, and you 
jcould see the bullets tearing through the 
iwalls, even three floors up where we 

"The fighting goes on sporadically all 

over town, and people are used to it," 
Roger said. "They might quit fighting for 
an hour, and everyone will go out to get 
food or money. Sometimes, even if they 
are fighting on one street, business will 
be going on on another street. Sandbags 
are everywhere, and every building has 
bullet holes in it." 

Because Roger's father is very religious, 
he would not allow his family out of the 
house, except in extreme circumstances. 
"My brother got caught out there once 
when he went to get food, and my 
parents didn't know if he was alive or 
dead," Roger said. 

Trying to get back to the airport to 
return to the United States and Centenary 
College finally required a military escort. 
"The jeep had a machine gun on it," 
Roger said, "and we used it." Shooting 
their way through a checkpoint, the 
driver was wounded, but got Roger safely 
to the airport. A telephone call from the 
London airport let his parents know that 
he was alive. 

"It was bad," Roger said. "It was like a 
dream — just unreal. Almost every build- 
ing was all bored with bullets — all 
messed up. Before the war, the area 
around Beirut was one of the most beau- 
tiful in the world. 

That the events in Lebanon are not 
being covered more regularly by the 

Senior geology student Roger Youssef 
locates his parents home, Beirut, on the 
globe. A trip home for Christmas may 
have been his last. 

media is upsetting to Roger. "They 
covered it for awhile," he said, "and then 
they quit, unless an embassy was blown up 
or somebody big was killed. But this is 
going on every day, and it's scary. 

"Now I know why my parents wanted 
me to come," he said. "We may never see 
each other again." 



Jake Hanna 

Friendships are important to Jake Hanna. 

Over the years, friends have meant a lot at his place of work, 
Bill Hanna Ford, Inc., (whose slogan is "You've got a friend") 
and at his alma mater, Centenary, from which he graduated in 

"I entered Centenary the spring semester of 1927 with the 
expectation of playing varsity football the following fall," 
Hanna writes. "Centenary had the strong support of many 
Shreveport citizens, and during those years it was mighty 
helpful to the College and to individual students to have these 
friends. It was my good fortune to have as one of my friends and 
benefactors, Mr. Arch Haynes. Through the years, it has been 
with deep gratitude that I credit him with my opportunity to 
enter Centenary." 

"As I participated in football during these years, Coaches 
Homer Norton and George Hoy perhaps knew me best and 
gave me many lessons I've never forgotten," Hanna writes. The 
football team was in its heyday and undefeated in 1927, and 
that included games against four or five Southwest Conference 
ball clubs, Hanna recalled. 

"These gentlemen were gentle men in every sense of the 
word. No person could have been under their influence in a 
classroom, on the football field, or on campus without becom- 
ing a better person," writes Hanna, "and I credit them as estab- 
lishing a standard that set me on my way as I matured into 

Since Hanna's retirement in 1978, he has enjoyed the 
"feeling of not being scheduled. I've stayed close to home and 
enjoyed each day without any great pressure of feeling I had to 
have a big consuming hobby in order to enjoy life." 

That sounds like a pretty good friendship with life. 

Jake Hanna 

Ken Carlile 

Perhaps Dr. Kenneth Carlile '79 was destined to the drilling 

A licensed dentist in the State of Texas, Dr. Carlile came 
back to school — Centenary — to complete a degree in geology, 
so that he could go back into the family business — drilling — this 
time, for oil and gas. 

From 1977 to 1979, Dr. Carlile attended classes whenever 
he could — day or night. "The school was very helpful in 
understanding and working with my schedule," he recalled, 
"which meant seeing patients at some times or logging wells for 
Marshall Exploration (the family business) at other times." 

Dr. Carlile took his classwork to the field — literally . Based on 
research in his Petroleum Geology class, Dr. Carlile discovered 
the Logansport Field and successfully drilled some 80 wells. 
Not bad for homework. 

Dr. Carlile is very active in Marshall, Texas, serving on the 
boards of the Marshall National Bank, Marshall United Fund, 
Marshall Cultural Affairs Council, and Council on Ministries for 
the First United Methodist Church; he is also an adviser to the 
new Marshall Vocational/Technical Center. 

"Centenary offers a unique opportunity for geological students 
to become acquainted with the peculiarities of the Ark-La-Tex 
geological setting," Dr. Carlile said, "In fact, I have made it a 
requirement for some of our geologists to attend some of the 
classes at Centenary to enhance their understanding of the 
Ark-La-Tex geology." 

Drilling — it s a natural for Dr. Ken Carlile. 


Ken Carlile 

Steam drifts from snow-covered volcano 

'Anybody want to go to the Antarctic?' 

The words of Dr. F. Alton Wade 
bellowed through the hallway at Texas 
Tech and found their mark in young 
Carl Cathey, an undergraduate geology 

"Sure!" the kid yelled back. 

And a few years later, his dream came 

Carl, then a graduate student at Texas 
Tech (and now an instructor of geology 
at Centenary) was chosen by Dr. Wade, 
a colleague of Admiral Robert E. Byrd, 
for an expedition. Funded by the National 
Science Foundation, Department of Polar 
Programs, the project was organized to 
map out an area of Marie Byrd Land not 
already drawn up by Admiral Byrd, 
Wade, and a handful of other scientists, 
who had pioneered efforts on that faraway 
continent a few decades before. 

Thirteen scientists representing six 
American universities and the New 
Zealand Geological Survey made up the 
scientific team. Four others comprised 
the support team, including a helicopter 
pilot, maintenance men, and a cook. 

The f6 men and one woman (a 
geologist) were flown from California to 
Christchurch, New Zealand, where they 
were outfitted for the expedition. "We 
were given longjohns, wind pants, double 
rubber boots and fleece-lined boots, heavy 
wool shirts, a windbreaker, parka and 
hood, gloves and heavy leather mittens, 
wool scarves, face masks, and wool socks," 
said Carl. 

Ice forms everywhere 

"We also had to have an ice axe, 
climbing rope and gear, clamp-ons (ice 
picks clamped on to their boots), and a 
12-man tent," he explained. "We took 
the tent with us out to the field in case we 
got stuck." 

From New Zealand, they flew to the 
southernmost continent. The team made 
its headquarters at a base camp due east 
of Admiral Byrd s first "Little America" 
in Marie Byrd Land. "We were 850 
nautical miles from the South Pole," Carl 

"Just about everything was ice — 95 
percent," he said. "And most of the snow 
is a blowing snow. The temperatures 
ranged from 50 degrees above zero (F) to 
100 degrees below zero (F), and the 
wind could blow in excess of 60 miles per 

Two radios kept the team in com- 
munication on the continent and with 
the outside world, and mail was delivered 
every two weeks along with supplies. 

"Our cook was from the CIA," Carl 
said with a smile. "That's the Culinary 
Institute of America. He fixed everything 
from hamburgers to Chateaubriand." 

There was plenty of daylight (24 hours 
a day) for study and play. A favorite 
good-weather break from work was 
volleyball, and during bad weather, the 
scientists played a combination Risk- 
Monopoly game. "That was probably the 
most dangerous part of the trip," Carl 

But work was the real name of the 
game, and work they did. In addition to 
the mapping project, they collected 
geologic samples and structural data. 
The expedition also made two other 
important discoveries. 

They found the first fossils, an ancient 
tree-like plant, to be found in the area, 
and they demonstrated that the volcanic 
mountains in the Hal Flood Range were 
not extinct. 

Anybody want to go to the Antarctic? 

Carl plans to go back. . . some day. 










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CHRIS BARNETTE, Class Agent for the class 
years 1923, '24, '25, has renewed many old 
friendships with the many letters he received in 
response to his Class Agent letter and to the Re- 
union of the "Old Guard." 

from Auburndale, Fla. recalling many years as a 
teacher and coach, and later his work in his in- 
surance business, which he turned over to his 
son. Afterwards he developed a large ranch and 
retired. Two of his four children graduated from 

"BUCK" FLETCHER ('24) recalled his Centenary 
years, especially the famous "Coushatta Five" 
basketball team, of which Buck is the only sur- 

SIDNEY LEE CONGER ('24) after many years 
with H. J. Heinz, Co. in Hawaii retired in 1964 
to the Mobile Bay area of Fairhope, Ala. 

IKE LONG ('25) since retirement from Cities 
Service Co. has been working in Electric Light 
Products of Americus, Ga. IKE says he intends 
to keep working another 10 years. Ask him 
about his 4 children, 10 grand and 3 great- 

DR. JAMES T. HARRIS (25) in his spare time 
has built up a business in restoring antique fur- 
niture. Special pastoral assignments and calls 
for preaching keep him almost as busy as he was 
before retiring from active pastoral work in the 
Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church. 

JACK FULLILOVE ('25) has sold his farm and 
now does a bit of traveling. His son is teaching 
English in Hong Kong, and his daughter, a 
Ph.D, is doing research in biology at the Univer- 
sity of Texas. 

S ELBERT BUSH (26), after 40 years in public 
schools as teacher, high school principal, and 
[superintendent, has a small convenience store, 
| but says that he is going to retire this year! 

WARD PETERS ('26) is still going strong as the 
owner of the Pel-State Oil Co. here in Shreveport. 

GEORGE W. MEADOWS ('26) retired after 43 
years as an accountant with large oil and gas 
producing companies. Come to the Reunion in 
June, George, and catch up on what's happening 
to old Centenary friends. 

JOE D. LACY ('26) lives in Nacogdoches, 
ITexas, where he has retired after many years 
.with a very successful career as teacher, coach, 
and school superintendent in public schools. 
JOE continued in college administration at 
(Stephen F. Austin State University, from which 
he holds graduate degrees and an award as 
'Distinguished Alumnus. " JOE says: "Centenary 
Have me my start, and Stephen F. Austin helped 
me finish my career." 

pressed pride in the graduation from Centenary 
,if two great-nephews (grandchildren of the late 

CHARLIE MAYER (X26) has been in the prac- 
tice of law in Shreveport since 1932, and is now 
senior member of his firm. 

Centenary student Theresa Lengel (left) assists Mrs. Helen R. Herron '29 as she 
registers for classes offered by the Senior Adult Education program at Centenary. 
The program is funded by a $40,000 grant from Holy Cross Community Services, a 
foundation, on behalf of the Frost Foundation. Hundreds of senior adults attend the 
six-weeks courses which are offered free each semester. 


GEORGE G. NELSON ('26) November 

23. 1981 

ber 27, 1981 

CLINGMAN MUNDAY ('27) February 
4, 1981 

F. GARNETT CADEM (.31) December 

9. 1981 


(X32) January 1, 1982 

January 19, 1982 
ber 24, 1981 
IRENE SHARP BEENE ('35 ) January 

27, 1982 

C42) December 18, 1981 

January 11, 1982 

December 6, 1981 

(PATRICIA WAYNE) (X48) February 

9. 1982 


January 23, 1982 

January, 1982 

23. 1982 

MRS. REUBEN WEBB ('56) January 25, 

TRUMAN L. CLARK ('59) February 9, 

THOMAS CLYDE WHITE ('67 ) February 

18, 1982 

LUCILE WILLIAMS NIPPER ('26) does a lot of 
volunteer work with "Meals on Wheels and the 
Shriner Hospital for Crippled Children. She has 
two children and two grandchildren. 

BARD "MEXICO" FERRALL (x26), a retired 
lawyer in Cheyenne, Wyo., expressed a sincere 
wish to come to the Alumni Weekend Old 
Guard luncheon, but because of a bad knee and 
scheduled surgery, travel is extremely difficult. 
BARD reminisced about his Centenary football 
days in a recent feature in the Cheyenne's Sun- 
DAY magazine section. 

YORK ('26) of Sarepta, and IRA CAMPBELL 
(x24) of Coushatta all responded to the Class 
Agent letters. . . we hope to see all of you at the 
Reunion Luncheon. 

tinued to live in Shreveport since John's retire- 
ment and death a few years ago. 

WHITFIELD JACK ('27) gave the history of a 
very full and interesting life, including West 
Point, Army, Yale Law School, Army again, the 
practice of law and semi-retirement in '81. 

From Tacoma, Wash., GERARD BANKS ('27) 
wrote. . . in 1964, after having been a graduate, 
bursar, and teacher, he, wife Betty, and two 
sons moved to Puget Sound, where for 24 years 
he was chief business officer of the U. of Puget 
Sound, ending his career there as vice-president. 

JOHN EDWIN CARLISLE (27) let us know 
that he retired as Supervisor of West Carroll 
Parish Schools to have more time with his wife, 
three children and four grandchildren. 

DORIS BUSH COLE ('27) answered the Class 
Agent letter, even though it arrived a few days 
after the death of her husband, saying "I have 
fond memories of my days at Centenary. . I 
always look in Centenary magazine to see if any 
old timers' are mentioned." 


GORDON A. HOYER (x27) and his wife are 
living in Shreveport, and are both retired, she 
from the Court of Appeals and he from the Pull- 
man Company. 

After distinguishing himself as student and pro- 
fessor at Vanderbilt, where he earned his doc- 
torate, CLAUDE CHADWICK ('27) retired in 
Nashville to enjoy his family and Grand Ole 

ROBERT PARKER ('28) is a doctor living out in 
Reseda, Calif. 

CORA WILLIAMS SPIVA ('28) of Vivian, La., 
has a daughter, son-in-law, and three grand- 
children who are Centenary graduates! 

Our condolences to OTTICE JORDAN SWAN- 
SON ('28) on the death of her husband, A. E. 
Swanson. OTT promised to be here for Alumni 

WILLIAM L. PLATT ('29) and his wife just cele- 
brated their 50th anniversary in Austin, Texas, 
where they live with their two daughters and 
son and their families. 


('29) after 36 years of teaching in Texas and 
Louisiana, retired in 1974. Her husband died in 
79, and she leads a full life with her home, 
church, and family. She has a son, two daughters, 
and four grandchildren. 


Class Agent CHARLES RAVENNA that she had 
just had surgery, but was happy to get the Cente- 
nary news, and hopes to come to the reunion. 

For a once-in-a-lifetime Golden Jubilee 
celebration, the Class of 1932 will gather 
to recognize its 50th Anniversary Reunion! 
An informal dinner will begin at 6:30 
p.m. in the Centenary Room of the campus 
cafeteria. Special guests will be DR. 
Cost will be $5.00 per person. Reunion 
Organizers JAMES LEE KING and 
those who attended Centenary during the 
years 1929-1932 to make reservations for 
dinner and to participate in the weekend 

The "Old Guard " — all former students 
of the 1920s — are invited, as guests of the 
College, to a Reunion Luncheon to be 
held on Saturday, June 26, in the Cente- 
nary Room of Bynum Commons (the cam- 
pus cafeteria) at noon. The president of 
Centenary College, DR. DONALD WEBB, 
will be the speaker. Please make your 
reservations through the Reunion Registra- 
tion Form in this magazine. Working hard 
as Reunion Organizers are CHRIS and 

JUANITA KOLB CROW (x39) has a daughter, 
MRS. LINDA WALLACE, who is now teaching 
an economics class at Centenary. 


MARJORIE S. BRAUGHT (x41), a retired medi- 
cal secretary, has taken up painting and is enjoy- 
ing her six grandchildren. 

sociate Professor of Anthropology at the University 
of Arkansas at Little Rock. 

1949 Class Agents JACK and GLENNETTE 
warm response to their class letter. . . 

From Frisco, Texas, A. RAY McCORD ('49) 
wrote that after 30 years with Texas Instruments, 
he retired. 

JOE R. SMITH ('49) noted that since the "Dallas" 
series on CBS he now will answer to the name of 
J.R.! JOE is a vice president with Northwest 
Natural Gas Company in Portland and also a vice 
president of its land development subsidiary. He 

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You asked for it 

Out of the archives and into print is this photograph of the 1959-60 James Dorm 
Council. Who can identify these gals? The Office of Public Relations would love to 
hear from you and will make the IDs known in the July issue of Centenary. By the 
way, the 1981-82 James Dorm Council includes Sarah Floyd, Vicki Rice, Kathleen 
Bradford, Elizabeth Haas, Polly Greve, Charlotte Blakely, and Brenda Palmer. 


and his wife, JO ANN, have been married 30 
years, have three children and two grandchildren 
and plan to retire and live in their condominium 
in Hawaii. 

O. C. EDWARDS ('49) was ordained an Episcopal 
priest in 1954 and has been President and Dean 
of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in|j 
Evanston, 111., since 1974. Besides numerous 
theological writings and books, he has written a 
mystery novel set in a seminary and tentatively 

titled Runagates in Scarceness. 


HAROLD R.BOTTC49) has been "found"! He is! 

an Episcopal priest at St. John's, College Park, 

O.C. EDWARDS also mentioned that BOB RE-i 

GAN wrote him that CHARLES RAINES is now«| 

teaching English at a college on Staten Island in 

New York. BOB is also teaching English at the 

University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 

Retired Methodist Minister BILL SIRMAN ('49) 
is now an offshore Louisiana mud log engineer. 
BILL's daughter, CELIA, is a freshman at Cen- 

Another "found" classmate is LOUIS P. CURRIE, 
who resides in Pinehurst, Texas. 


('50) and MARTHA HALEY POPE, M.D. ('49) 
write that CLARENCE has been president of the 
standing committee of the Episcopal Diocese of 
Louisiana for the past five years. He was elected j 
to the Board of Trustees of Nashota House, Epis- 
copal Theological Seminary in Nashota, Wash., 
in June of 1981. He has been the Rector of St. 
Luke's Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge since I 
1963. MARTHA is assistant professor in Pediatrics 
at the LSU School of Medicine. 

ALLAN LAZARUS ('51), managing editor of The j 
(Shreveport) Times, was featured in that paper, 
as the author of "A Nit-Picker's Notebook," a 
regular in-house publication of the paper, which I 
offers a critical look at The Times, points out 
errors, offers suggestions, gives a pat on the back,:! 
and entertains and educates the newspaper staff. 

1951 Class Agent MARION D. HARGROVE re- 
ceived several class letters. . . From Citrus Heights, j 
Calif, LARRY HENDRICKS ('51) writes that he 
travels throughout the western United States and 
Canada as the Western Field Claims Representa- 
tive for Pennsylvania Life Insurance Company of j 
Santa Monica, Calif. All four of his children and | 
two grandsons live in Shreveport. 

ALVA IRENE ECHOLS ('51) is now living in| 
Simms, Texas. She spent several years teaching | 
fifth and sixth grades in Seymour, Texas. 

Heard from CHESTER R. COOKE ('51) of Lake*f 
Charles that he attended McNeese State Univer- 
sity after leaving Centenary. 

NORTON received early notice from classmates 
planning to attend the 30th Reunion. 

Planning to attend Alumni Weekend and the re-J 
union is HAROLD L. GREENE, ('53), who re-j 
sides in Belcher, La. HAROLD has five sons and j 
a daughter and is employed with W. F. Beall Co. I 
in Bossier City. 

Also planning to attend the reunion is ANDREW 1 ! 
M. (ANDY) LORD, JR. ('53) of Shreveport.! 
ANDY also reported that classmate HERBERT I 
R. NICHOLSON, JR. ('53) is living in Sanij 
Antonio, Texas. I 

DON WHITAKER ('53), a geologist in Houston, 
recently retired from Texas Gas Transmission 
Corp. and is now self-employed. 

Also from Houston came word from ELIZABETH 
(LIZ) WARREN HYDE ('53), who says she is 
doing some substitute teaching, and EARL 
LINDER ('53), who reported that he is "sitting in 
that big ole town getting gray and fat." 

Looking forward to the reunion is AVA JANE 
MARTIN WARREN ('53) in Midland, Texas. 
AVA, an executive with the Girl Scouts, and hus- 
band Joe, a dentist and rancher, are the parents 
of two daughters. 

STEWART G. CARRINGTON, M.D. ('53) is on 
the faculty of the University of South Alabama 
College of Medicine and currently holds appoint- 
ments as Clinical Associate Professor of Derma- 
tology. He has joined the staff of the Office of 
Academic Affairs as the Assistant Dean for Stu- 
dent Affairs. 

TOM BAUMGARDNER ('53) has been living in 
El Dorado, Ark., since 1964 where he is associated 
with Country Pride Foods. 

The 30th Reunion for the classes of 

1951, '52, '53 will be held the evening of 
Saturday, June 26, from 7-9 p.m. at the 
Hilton Inn located at 1-20 and Airline 
Drive in Bossier City. A buffet will be 
served at a cost of $ 10 per person, accord- 
ing to Reunion Organizers PATSY LAIRD 
and JEAN FRAZIER HORN (52). Class 
Class of 1951, ANN WESSON WYCHE, 

NORTON. 1953, remind you to make 
your reservations now! (Use the form in 
this magazine.) 

JANET R. HESS ('54) has taken a job in word 
processing as the technical editor of Advanced 
Technology, Inc., in Virginia. 

1954 Class Agents STONE and ELEANOR DE- 
BRAY CARAWAY welcomed back from "lost" 
status ALICE EPPERSON BEATY in Houston 
and CLARA CARTOIS LEEPER in Baton Rouge. 

that she completed a two-year term as State Pres- 
ident of the Texas Federation of Republican 
Women, and has just begun a three-year appoint- 
ment as Cultural Affairs Officer in the U.S. Em- 
bassy in Ottawa. 

member of the Massachusetts House of Represen- 
tatives since 1979, is active as a lay leader at the 
Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church in Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

RUPERT THOM ('55) is the librarian at England 
Air Force Base in Alexandria, La. 

The REV. LIONEL MARCEL (x55), pastor of the 
Pollack Methodist Church in Pollack, La., has a 
son RANCY (79) at Emory University Medical 

Piano teacher and church organist MARY F. 
BLANKENBAKER ('57) from Lafayette has a 
daughter Karen at Tulane and two sons, Jeffrey 
and Timothy attending Acadiana High School. 

The Silver Jubilee Celebration Reunion 
for the Class of 1957 will begin at 6:30 
p.m. on Saturday, June 26, at Don's Sea- 
food Restaurant, 3100 Highland Ave. A 
cash bar followed by dinner will be $15 
per person. Dessert following the dinner 
will be held at the home of JUAN and 
BONNIE WATKINS, 961 Audubon, where 
class members will be able to chat with 
Centenary President DONALD WEBB. 
Other special guests for the Reunion will 
ROW. Reunion Organizers BOB and 
KINS are planning a gala evening, so be 
sure to sign up for the Reunion on the 
Reunion Registration form in this magazine. 

JAMES M. GOINS, Class Agent lor the Class of 
1961, became a vice president for the First 
National Bank of Shreveport, and is manager of 
the bank's Broadmoor Branch. Since JAMES's 
last Class Agent letter, one classmate, GEORGE 
A. HAMILTON, was "found" living in Shreveport, 
but several more joined the "lost" list. Can you 
help us find KENNETH E. BOND, SANDRA 

GWEN JOHNS YERGER ('61) wrote that she is 
now in Chattanooga, Tenn., where her husband 
Mickey is employed by the University of 

JOY LAMBERT LOWE ('61) is currently Associate 
Professor of Library Science at Louisiana Tech. 
Husband Perry, works for the T. L. James Co., 
and they have a son, Chip, 15, and twin daughters, 
Kira and Michells, 11. 

mathematics in the Lawrence, Kan., secondary 
schools, where she is also the tennis coach. Sons 
Kevin and Stephen attend the University of 

EDITH MOURINE ELLIOTT ('62) has recently 
been promoted to Supervisor of Music for Caddo 
Parish Schools in Shreveport. 

BRYSON, Class Agents of 1963, commented on 
"what a change in our lives!" with a thirteen-, 
ten-, and one-year old in the household. . . 
everything from stereos to Fisher-Price toys. 

NICHOLAS J. ROPPOLO ('63) was elected 
Senior Vice President and Trust Officer of the 
First National Bank of Shreveport. 

by to tell us husband WALLACE'S (x63) firm of 
BST Testing Services, Inc., of Shreveport has 
joined the PSI family. WALLACE will assist with 
operations and business development. 

SUZANN WELTY BARR ('65) is a lecturer in 
English at the University of Arkansas at Little 
Rock. She wrote that she and her husband have 
no children, just "two bossy cats!" 

LINDA WHITESIDE BOWKER ('66) and husband 
BILL BOWKER ('65) and their two sons are 
living in Frankfort, Ky., where LINDA is a high 
school English teacher. 

DON G. SCROGGIN (66) has left the White 
House Council on Environmental Quality to 
practice law at the Washington, D. C firm of 
Beveridge & Diamond. Last May he married 
Julie L. Williams, also a Washington attorney. In 
December he published an article in Technology 
Review on the energy policy implications of the 
carbon dioxide problem. 

DR. VIRGINIA S. MAYO (66) writes'The Ph.D. 
after my name is in biology from Florida State 
University in 1971. I did research and taught at 
the university level until I decided to be a 
chiropractor." Since then, she has spent the past 
four years becoming a chiropractor at Life 
Chiropractic College in Marietta, Ga. She received 
her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in October, '80 
and passed the Georgia State Board Exam in 
May, '81. She has been practicing in the Buckhead 
area of Atlanta and "is thoroughly satisfied being 
in the health care profession." 

LAURIE WILSON KENT (66) and husband 
Mike have lived in Lake Charles for over five 
years. They have a son, Garrett, 11, and a 
daughter, Ellen, 8. LAURIE stays busy "carting" 
kids to scouts, soccer, and ballet and works part- 
time for Mike's dermatology practice as well as 
being active in the parish medical auxiliary and 
the First Methodist church. 

LYNN TAYLOR HOGGARD ('66). . . completed 
her master's degree at the University of Michigan, 
and taught in France for several years before 
returning to the University of Southern California 
to complete her doctorate in comparative litera- 
ture. LYNN and her husband both teach English 
at Midwestern State University. LYNN has 
published numerous articles and poems. 

1966 Class Agent ENEILE MEARS noted that 
several letters came back marked undeliverable, 
so please let her or the Alumni Office know when 

you move 

The Captain Shreve High School Marching Band, 
under the direction of BILL CAUSEY, JR., ('67), 
won first place in the Mardi Gras Krewe of 
Poseidon parade in New Orleans. 

LEE LAWRENCE ('67 ) was appointed President 
of Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital in 
New Orleans in January. 


are the parents of 13-month Matthew Crosby 
Rice. JOE is in his fourth year of Medical School 
at LSU-S and will graduate in May, 1982. ANGIE 
is Director of the Community Referral Center. 

EDWIN McCLAIN CAUSEY ('69) and wife 
Mary announce the birth of their second child, 
daughter Jamie Christine. LAIN and Mary reside 
in Westlake Village, Calif., where LAIN is an 
accounting manager for Exxon's Western Pro- 
duction Division. 

JOHN SALISBURY ('69) has completed a Clinical 
and Research Fellowship in Cornea and External 
Eye Diseases at the LSU Eye Center in New 
Orleans. He and his wife, Gayle Gwynn. moved 
to Missoula, Mont, to begin a practice in 

Agents of 1969, were "absolutely floored" by the 
letters and calls they received, so they are 
working on a "did you know" letter that will be 
out later in the year. 


1970 Class Agents JOHN and SUE COUVILLION 
SHEEL had more news of classmates to share. 


DIANE GANDY WASSON writes that she and 
husband Russell moved to the New Orleans area 
in June of 1980. Russell is a CPA in the Tax 
Department of Arthur Young and Company. 
DIANE is an assistant librarian at the Historic 
New Orleans Collection, a combination museum 
and research center in the French Quarter. 
DIANE also sent us news of "lost" alumni. . . 

PHILIP V. DENONCOURT. . . married Catherine 
Guilbeau and they now live in Concord, N. H. 
with their three children. 

have a two-year-old girl, Jennifer. JIM has his 
master's degree in recreation from the University 
of Arkansas and has been coordinating the 
recreation program at Sacred Heart Academy in 
New Orleans. MARTHA obtained a master's 
from Tulane in 73 in social work and has a part- 
time private practice in clinical social work in 
Mandeville, La. 

SUSAN RROWN GUIDRY, who is living in 
who is residing in Midland, Texas; and ROBERT 
DEXTER DAILY of Shreveport are no longer on 
our "lost" list. 

met and married her husband John Bodiak while 
she was teaching second grade in Shreveport in 
1971. They are now living in Little Rock, Ark., 
with their two sons, Michael, 6, and John Paul, 3. 
TINA has been teaching for eight years, the last 
four with the Little Rock public schools. She 
noted that her father, the REV. W. A. WILLCOX, 
JR. of Shreveport is a Centenary grad of '47 and 
also her brother, JOHN M. WILLCOX, '81. 

KATHRYN KOELEMAY (70) is the Chief 
Resident in Pediatrics at the University of 
California, Davis Medical Center. KATHRYN 
and husband, Dr. Douglas Dicharry, a psychiatrist, 
and two children enjoy the backpacking, fishing, 
and skiing in northern California. 

clinical psychologist in private practice and 
consultation, specializing in child, family, and 
individual therapy. 

of the Truman Medical Center East Medical 
Library, and husband Floyd, is in his third year of 
medical training at the University of Health 
Sciences in Kansas City, Mo. 

KLEINE heard from many classmates in response 
to the Class Agent letter and the upcoming 
excitement of the 10th Reunion. 

NANCY LENZ (72) married John Gamble last 
June. NANCY is teaching school in Eagle, Colo., 
where John is a builder. 

BILLY RODGERS (72) is a civil engineer with 
Trane Air Conditioning in Shreveport. 

Another Shreveporter, BEVERLY HOLLIS 
LAWRENCE (72) is active in the Centenary 
Women's Club and jazz classes at Centenary. 
-BEVERLY and husband Paul have a son, Hollis, 
8, and another baby on the way. 

PRISCILLA RICE McLEAN (72) is at home with 
sons Kenneth, 5, and Scott, 1. She is "into" tennis 
and aerobic dancing. 

Surrounded in a harem of beautiful girls is JOHN 
(72) are proud parents of daughter Theresa 
Diana. Older sisters Jennifer and Katharine are 
thrilled! JOHN's proud of his new business called 
Bank N' Business Systems! 

Also welcoming a third daughter are CAMILLE 
GREVE DENT (72) and husband DAVID (72), 
Jennifer, 7, and Candace, 4, help with new sister, 
Karen Anita. 

PETERSON (72) are remodeling a beautiful 
older home on Drexel in Shreveport. The arrival 
of new baby Ryan to join Preston and Megan has 
made the current household a bit crowded. 

MARK McMURRY (72) and wife ANN (72) 
welcomed new daughter Abby to their household 
in Sulfur, La. 

and son Jeffrey welcomed new baby John Gray 
Restarick Pou. 

husband Dr. Steve have a new baby, Stephanie 

P. S. Last chance to make reservations. 
Send your prepayment to JOHN 
MELDRUM, Reunion Chairman, P. O. 
Box 5603, Shreveport, La. 71105. 


(The following alumni work for Shell 
Oil Company). 

Mrs. Janice Garmany Bane x70, secre- 
tary, Houston, Texas. 

Mrs. E.R. Bennett 77, geology assis- 
tant, New Orleans, La. 

John F. Bookout, Jr. '47, president, 
Houston, Texas. 

Herman B. Bridges '50, staff landman, 
Jackson, Miss. 

Alan D. Williams '69, financial repre- 
sentative. Cypress, Texas. 

LT. KEITH CREIGHTON (72) is a chaplain in 
the United States Navy. He's responsible for 
ministry to five Navy destroyers home-ported in 
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. KEITH, wife Janice, and 
daughter Kelly, 6, will be leaving Hawaii in 
March and moving to Newport, R. I., for his 
ministry at the Officers Candidate School. 

TIM FARRELL (72) is with the insurance firm of 
Ramsey, Olberts, Krug and Farrell in Little Rock, 
Ark. He and wife Peggy (Ramsey) have two 
children: Lucy, who is 4, and Timothy, 2. 

TOM DAIGLE (72) wile Chris (Marston) are 
back in Shreveport again with son Eric, 6. Tom is 
with the security department of South Central 

PAUL HEFFINGTON (72) has his own private 
practice in clinical social work. He and wife Mary 
have two children: Jim, 9, and Dawn, 2. 

JOHN TAYLOR (72)is with GRA-BAR Electronics 
Company in Oklahoma City. His wife Sandy is a 

Class of 72! It's time to celebrate our Big 
10th Reunion! The main event will kick 
off on Saturday night, June 26, with a 
buffet in the ballroom of the Hilton Inn at 
I - 20 and Airline Dr. in Bossier City. A 
reception will be held from 7-8 p.m. 
followed by dinner-dancing and live 
entertainment from 8-12 p.m. The cost is 
$10 per person. Chairman JOHN 
JOHN and MISSY POU are busy planning 
surprises, awards, and a fun-filled night. 
Don't forget the races Saturday after- 

Fashion Coordinator. She conducts fashion shows j 
and teaches a self-improvement course for girls, ! 
ages 9-15, called "Discovery." Her husband I 
ARDIS ('69) is a C.P.A. with the firm McKelvey 
and Farmers. They have two children, Bryan, 6 
and Jennifer, 5. 


(72) welcomed new son Patrick Calvert last Nov. 
9. His big brother Carter is 2. 

have three children: Russ, 5, and twins Mark and 
Sarah, 3. STEVE is president of Conroe Mill: 
Supply and SUSAN stays busy at home and with 
Service League. 

GEORGE W. ASAF (72) and wife Regina have} 
been transferred for two years to Rio de Janeiro, i 
Brazil, where GEORGE will be an overseas 
accountant attached to the operations department j 

of the Offshore Company in Houston, Texas. 


MARK SCHROEDER (72) is a petroleum geologist 
for Placid Oil Company in Shreveport. 

batical leave from teaching remedial reading 
grades 3-5, in Slidell, La. However, with a 4-year- j 
old daughter and a 2-year-old son, she feels that' 
she might' ve gotten more "R & R" if she'd stayed l 
at work! BARBARA is taking advanced education 
courses, and she and hubbie Raymond are proud! 
of their new home they've built just west offl 

DEAN WHITESIDE (72) has completed worki 
for his Ph.D. and is presently working on hisJ 



JOHN HARDT (74) recently joined the faculty) 
of Ferrum College in Virginia, where he teaches| 
journalism and English, and advises the campus; 
newspaper staff. 

currently working on an MBA degree from the 1 
University of Alabama in Birmingham. She i.'j 
also the Coordinator for Research and Evaluatior j 
at the Eastside Mental Health Center. 

WENDY LEE BUCHWALD (75) is the Educa 
tional Director of Civic Children's Theatre oil 
Youngstown, Ohio, having attained an MFA ii, 
Theatre ( Child Drama ) at the University of Nortl J 
Carolina at Greensboro in 1981. 

JAMES S. BERNSTEIN (75) began work a 
DuPont in Wilmington, Del., and hopes to receive 
his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the Universit; 
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in January. 

New parents PHIL and GLADYS CUEVA! 
VANDERPOOL (75) welcomed the "Honorabk 
Harrison Vanderpool" into their family on Sept 
24 in Pampa, Texas, where PHIL is in private lav I 
practice and also the city judge. 

1976 Class Agent PAUL YOUNG included a)| 
the news he received from classmates, and 
reminds you to check the Reunion Details at th j 
end of the 70s! 

living at 423 Silver Terrace in Watervliet, Mich j 
(49098). She is working in nursing administration 
at a local hospital. 



DEAN CANNAVAN (76) and his wife Nancy 
Rands have a one-year-old daughter named 
Courtney Gayle. They live in Al Khobar, Saudi 
Arabia (address: % Tele media TINS, P.O. Box 
1949), where DEAN is teaching basic math and 
science to Saudi nationals preparing for naval 

PAUL OVERLY (76) informed me in a typically 
bizarre letter that he is living in Gautier, Miss. 
(2601 Fairley Road - 39553) and works as a 
coordinator of a CETA program assisting juveniles. 
He enjoys the guitar, old cars, and a variety of 
other activities. 

RODNEY STEEL (76) and BECKY (76) are 

living in Mineral Springs, Ark. ( P.O. Box 175 - zip 
71851) where RODNEY is pastor of the Mineral 
Springs and Wakefield United Methodist 

LOU and PAM GRAHAM (76) and their two 
children, Austin and Laurin, have moved from 
Little Rock to Oklahoma City. LOU is now 
working as Director of Development at Oklahoma 
City University. 

1977 Class Agent LEAH ADES COOPER, a 
process chemist at Lone Star Steel in East Texas, 
does water treatment and environmental control 
work. LEAH writes that several classmates have 
settled in Houston, Texas. GAIL HAMILTON 
writes that she is working for the City of Houston 
Health Department as a health planner. JANIE 
SHAW is completing a year's internship in clinical 
psychology at the VA hospital in Houston. She 
has had two articles accepted for publication 
concerning research on interviewing skills in 
mentally retarded adults. 

JANINE also sends word that SALLY HUNTER 
KEDDAL (77) and husband MARK (78) are 
back from the Peace Corps and are living in 

Austin. MARK is working on his master's degree 
at the University of Texas. Also in Austin is 
MARY HELEN BROWN (77) who is finishing up 
her Ph.D. work at the University of Texas. 

Closer to home KRISTA SCHEFFER (77) works 
in marketing for First National Bank in Shreveport. 
Saw ROBIN LINCOLN DENT (72) and husband 
KARL (75) at Noel Methodist when the DENTS 
were in town for a visit. They are proud new 

KAY GRAMMER CAMP (77) and husband 
MARTIN (CLASS OF 76) were in town for 
Homecoming. They have recently moved to 
Austin, Texas, where MARTIN is practicing law. 
At that time, KAY was planning to teach nursery 
school. They, too have a baby. 

CAMPBELL (77) could not attend the 50th 
anniversary of the Maroon Jackets, but they did 
send word of their activities. JEANNF: is a 
teaching fellow. Department ol English, tor the 
University of Pennsylvania and is working on her 
Ph.D. She'll be getting married soon. Since 
getting their master's degrees at Denver schools, 
MOLLY and LARRY (Class of 79) have moved to 
Oklahoma City, where she is a medical social 
worker at South Community Hospital and he is a 
.ha plain intern at Presbyterian Hospital. Another 
77) graduated from Law School at LSU and has 
recently moved to Gulf port. Miss. 

were seen at Centenary basketball games. ANDY 
SHEHEE is often at the games too, when he is not 
iff recruiting prospective Centenary students. 

BILL DEWARE, Class Agent lor 1978, is now the 
Sas Supply Representative based at the Louisiana 
Intrastate Gas Corporation's headquarters in 
Alexandria. BILL passed on the following 

Islam Today' was the topic of a day-long seminar 
held in March to explore the nature of the Islam 
tradition and its implications fur the West. President 
Donald Webb (left) escorts the speakers. Dr. 
Mahmoud Ayoub, associate professor at the 
University of Toront<j. and Dr. William Graham, 
senior lecturer at Harvard University, to the 
afternoon session 

The Classes of 76, 77,78 will gather for 
its 5th Year Reunion on Saturday evening, 
June 26, in the Pavillion Room of the 
Regency Hotel, located at Spring and 
Lake Streets. Hospitality Hour (cash bar) 
starts at 7:00, followed by dinner and a 
short program to recognize and honor 
various alumni: then, dancing to the 
music of Pete Ermes. Cost for the dinner- 
dance is $ 15 per person (and must be paid 
in advance. . . see registration form). 

Class Agents PAUL YOUNG (76), LEAH 
DEWARE (78) along with Reunion 
Organizers ANNA D. ASLIN (77) and 
KRISTA M. SCHEFFER (77) have made 
great plans. 

EILEEN MARTIN (78) is on the road touring 
with Musicana Dinner Theatres in Orlando, W. 
Palm Beach, and Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. 
EILEEN is singing and dancing in Broadway 
revues and "waiting on tables in-between the 

DUB KARRIKER (77) is a Music Director and 
Writer for Musicana, and GRACE RIGGIN (78) 
also sang with Musicana for a year, but she is now 
living in Orlando. 

SUSIE MARTIN (78) writes from Houston, 
Texas, wondering "what's happening with all the 
old James Annex group!!" Anybody out there 

We have "found LAURIE LEE SHELTON (78) 
living in Texarkana, DAVID PENRI-EVANS 
(78)living in Baton Rouge, and DAVID KONRAD 
SHERMAN (78) in Evansville, Ind. 

CATHY LENSING (78) ol Little Rock, is a 
Corporate Training Assistant with Dillard's 
Department Stores and also conducts tours for 
old homes in the old Qua paw Quarter. 

CATHY (CASIE) HESEMANN (78) a fourth 
year medical student at LSU-Medical School, also 
works at the Poison Control Center in Shreve- 

STEVE RUSSELL (78) will graduate from LSU 
this May and will open his practice in general 
dentistry on the Flournoy-Lucas Road in Shreve- 

ROBERTA BURNS (79) is living in Baton Rouge, 
where she is a first-year law student at LSU. 

DAVID PARKER, JR. .(79) is singing second 
tenor with the Concert Chorale of Houston. 
which is a newly formed professional vocal 
ensemble, composed of 28 professional singers, 
among the best in Houston. The group performs 
four major concerts a year with music literature 
ranging from Renaissance to contemporary. He 
plans to attend Graduate School at SMU pursuing 
a Master of Sacred Music Degree. 

has moved with husband Bill and son Robert to 
Alexandria, La. She heard from LUCY OWINGS 
('80), who wrote that she is in St. Charles, 111., 

working with various programs lor the poor at a 
Christian Center. 

DICK DODSON ('80) married Cheryl Brewer in 
August, and is now a third-year law student at the 
University ol Arkansas-Fayetteville. 

SARAH DOSS ('81) of St. Louis, Mo., is a purser 
on board the steamer, Mississippi Queen. 

BRIAN COODY ('81) is attending LSU Law 

JOHN HOLCOMB ('8 1 ) in addition to attending 
medical school in Arkansas, joined the army as a 
2nd Lt. in the Reserves. He'll be on active duty in 
Fort Benning, Ga., during the summer and on 
reserve status during school. 

KAY JONES ('81) is pursuing an M.S. in Mass 
Communications at the University of Southwestern 
Louisiana, where she expects to complete her 
degree requirements in May, 1982. 

married JOHN McCONNELL (78) in Shreveport 
on December 19, 1981. They are living in 
Metairie while he attends dental school in New 

LINDA PASSANITI ('81) and her husband are 
attending the University of New Orleans where 
she is working on her graduate degree in 

STEPHEN SCHURMAN ('81) married Judy 
Howard on July 25, 1981. STEPHEN is a 
petroleum geologist with Schurman Oil and Gas, 
Inc., and Judy is currently enrolled at Centenary 
in geology. 

JAMES McCLELLAND C81) passed his CPA 
exams and is now working tor Stewart, Robertson 
and Millican and Company in Shreveport. 

1981 Class Agent JAN CARPENTER EADS 
livfe's in Houston with husband, Galen, who is a 
geologist with Houston Oil and Refining. JAN has 
formulated great plans for the Class of 1981 First 
Reunion, and has received the following news: 

BILLY CHANDLER ('81) is living in North 
Hollywood, Calif, where he signed with the 
William Morris Agency as an actor and with Del 
Balasco Publishing Co. (a branch of MCA) as a 

The First Reunion ot the Class ot 1981 
will be held Saturday, June 26, at the 
Regency Hotel at Lake and Spring Streets 
in downtown Shreveport. We'll have a 
dinner program beginning at 7:30 p.m. 
and a cash bar that will open an hour prior 
to the meal. Cost of the meal will be S9 
(tor boneless breast of chicken with 
mushroom sauce, salad, two vegetables, 
dessert, iced tea or coffee). The program 
will feature special guests, including DR. 
DARRELL LOYLESS, Vice President of 
Centenary, briel talks by fellow classmates, 
and presentation of surprise awards. Get 
your registration form in soon! 





Shreveport, Louisiana 71104 

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If you receive more than one copy of this 
magazine, please share with a friend. 

"Lets Get Physical" 

at the 

Second Annual Athletic Auction 

Friday, April 30, 1982 
Le Boss'ier's Celebrity Theatre 

Silent Auction, 

Light Buffet: 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Oral Auction: 
7:30 p.m. 'til - 

1982 Toyota 
Duck hunting trips 
Billboard space 
for a month 

Up for bid 

Lunch with a hypnotist 
Weekend at Asphodel 

Gold krugerands 

Original works of art 
Bass boat 
Weekend in 
New Orleans 

Welsh Miner's Lamp from President Webb 

And More! 

Entertainment by the Centenary College Band 

Ben Vaughan, Auctioneer 

Julia Van Tiem 79, Chairman of the auction 

Tickets: $10 each, available from the Centenary Athletic Department, 
P.O. Box 4188, Shreveport, Louisiana 71104, (318) 869-5275. 

Proceeds benefit the Centenary College Athletic Department 


April 2 - Women in Management 

April 2-13 — Spring recess 

April 5-11 - "Trie Dancing Flea," 
Peter Pan Players, Marjorie 
Lyons Playhouse 

April 13-May 16 - Theodore Wores 
Retrospective, Meadows 

Museum of Art 

April 15 - Scholars-Donors Lun- 

April 22 - Founders' Day 

April 30 - Athletic Function 

May 1-31 -American Drawings III, 
Meadows Museum of Art 

May 6-9, 13-15 - "Roshomon" 
Marjorie Lyons Playhouse 

May 20 - Free Enterprise Confer- 

May 23 - Commencement, 2 p.m., 
Gold Dome 

June 7-1 1 - Louisiana Annual Con- 

June 8-July 3 -John Sloan in Santa 
Fe, Meadows Museum of Art 

June 14 - Registration for Summer 

June 17-20, 24-26 - "Hal and 
Maude," Marjorie Lyons Play- 

June 18-19 - Summer Orientation 
for freshmen 

June 25-27 - Alumni Weekend 

June 28-July 23 - Southern Works 
on Paper, Meadows Museum 
of Art 

July 5 - Independence Day Holiday 

July 29-31, Aug. 1, 5-7 - Summer 
Musical, Marjorie Lyons Play- 

Aug. 27-Oct. 10 - Centenary Collec- 
tion, Meadows Museum of Art 

Aug. 30-31 - Registration for fall 

Sept. 1 - Classwork begins 



A balanced budget — 
Five years 
in a row 

Shell Oil president 
speaks at Commencement 

What's in a name? 
Political Science 

Robots in Japan, 
millionaires in Russia 

Under the stars 

Bill Causey, Sr., is back in the saddle again conducting the 26th series of Centenary! 
Shreveport Summer Band concerts in the Hargrove Memorial Bandshell on th<! 
Centenary campus. A longtime summer music favorite, the concerts are held on Tuesday 
evenings in June and July and are offered free of charge to the public. The series is 
sponsored by Centenary College, the Music Performance Trust Fund of Local 116 of th<! 
American Federation of Musicians, and Shreveport Parks and Recreation. 

Tennis, anyone? 
New courts 
to winners 

On the cover 

Thanks to an interested alumnus, color prints of Brown Memorial Chapel are nov 
available. Cost of each signed print, 2 1 V2" x I5V2", is $35 plus $1 for postage and 
handling. The second in a series, the graphic is reproduced from the original painting b;| 
Shreveport artist Ron Hooper and commissioned by Centenary alumnus T. Cob 
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The Centenary College magazine, Cente- 
nary, (USPS 015560) July, 1982, Vol- 
ume 10, No. 1, is published four times 
annually in October, January, April, and 
July by the Office of Public Relations, 
2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, 
Louisiana, 71104. Second Class postage 
paid at Shreveport, La. POSTMASTER: 
Send address changes to Centenary, P.O. 
Box 4188, Shreveport, La. 71104. 

Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progres 
of Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off campu: 

Editor Janie Flournoy 7 

Special Contributors Don Danvoi 

Lee Morga [ 

Production Rushing Printing Ci j 

Alumni Director Chris Web I 

Photography Janie Flourno : 

Highlights of 1981-82 . . . fifth consecutive balanced budget . . . 
$1,350,000 added to the College endowment . . . more than $1,250,000 
in annual operating gifts . . . $310,000 in decimal gifts from the Lou- 
isiana Methodist Conference . . . campus beautification endowment 
topped $300,000 . . . over $100,000 provided to begin a new six-court 
tennis complex . . . $100,000 from the Brown Foundation of Houston 
and $100,000 from Shreveport's Woolf Foundation to endow geology 
scholarships . . . another $40,000 f^\ increase in yearly scholarships 

from the Church for a total of 
last two years . . . and the 
energy and devotion 
Centenary strong! 

60 new scholarships over the 

renewed gifts of time and 

and sacrifice that keep 

Thank you, 

Dr. Donald A. Webb 

The importance of the Great Teachers-Scholars Fund 

Gifts to Centenary's Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund are unrestricted contri- 
butions to the College which assist the 
annual operating budget. As such, gifts 
to Great Teachers are the only kind 
which are gifts to Centenary rather than 
to a special program of the College. 
Annual gifts of this kind strengthen 
Centenary wherever and whenever the 
College needs help. 

The Great Teachers-Scholars Fund 
Rifts never run the risk of obsolescence. 
The gifts are available for uses determined 
by the President and the Trustees in the 
annual operating budget. Funds are 

managed tor maximum effectiveness by 
the Business Manager. 

Without the annual gifts received by 
the College, Centenary would be a 
struggling institution of higher education. 
Without the generosity of our donors, the 
academic excellence of the College would 
be seriously undermined. 

During the past academic year, the 
College began a new program in petro- 
leum land management. Its popularity 
surpassed our greatest expectation. This 
growth was matched by increased interest 
in other programs such as geology, 
education, and business. 

These academic endeavors were comple- 
mented by continued improvements in 
our athletic program and our efforts to 
beautify the campus. Taken together, 
they have resulted in a quality of life that 
is unequaled in colleges our size. 

All these improvements would not 
have been possible without the help of 
the gifts that make up the Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund. Through tliis fund, indi- 
viduals, corporations and foundations 
continue to play a supportive and coopera- 
tive role in the life of the College. 

Gifts to the Great Teachers-Scholars Fund by Classes 
June 1, 1981 - May 31, 1982 

Number of 


Number of 



Alumni Donors 

$ Total 


Alumni Donors 

$ Total 



$ 2,812.00 



$ 897.00 















































































































































































The 1981-82 Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund 

Gifts to the Great Teachers-Scholars Fund are unrestricted and 
are used for the ongoing operating expenses of the College. 
These totals reflect cash contributions between June 1, 1981 
and May 31, 1982 which is Centenary's fiscal year. 

The Great Teachers-Scholars 
Fund Volunteer Leadership 









$ 96,746 
$ 6,636 
$ 6,056 


Totals do not include gifts to The President's Matching Fund. 
Some donors who contribute generously to this fund are alumni. 


Banking and Investments 
Retail, Sales & Services 



Chairman, Development 

Don Duggan H£ 

Edgar Han 

Robert Pugh, Sr. '< 

Milton Croi 

Vernon B. Chance, J 

Eugene Richardsd 

Tommy Stinst 

Herman Williamsi 

Wilbur Hirsch ' 

George D. Nelsl 
H. Blume Johnson '$ 


Seisi Kato 

Konstantin Simis 

Robots in Japan, millionaires in Russia 

It was SRO when Centenary College 
hosted its Seventh Free Enterprise Con- 
ference Thursday, May 20. 

The reasons: Mr. Seisi Kato, Chairman 
of the Board of Toyota Motor Sales Co., 
Ltd., and Dr. Konstantin Simis, firsthand 
source on the workings of the Soviet 
'underground economy. Sponsored hy 
The Dresser Foundation, the theme of 
the Conference was "Comparative Cul- 
tures and Their Impact on Free Enter- 

Mr. Kato credited Centenary's own 
jPresident J.J. Mickle with introducing 
him to the automotive industry. "His 
introduction got me in (to General Motors) 
i- but sometimes I wonder if my failure to 
Istudy his English lessons harder than I 
Jid may have been what got me out," he 
;aid with a smile. 

At that time — the 1930s — there were 
30,000 vehicles registered in Japan - up 
rom 16 in 1907, the year Mr. Kato was 
Dorn. And today there are tens of millions 
)f vehicles on the roads in Japan - many 
)f them Toyotas. And with another smile, 
4r. Kato said, "I imagine I could count at 
east a few of our products in the parking 
ot on this very campus. It is all too clear 
low successful we have been." 

And the success, he said, is due largely 
o America. "Without you — the Ameri- 
ans, and all the great heritage of technologi- 
al prowess and Yankee ingenuity and 
(erseverance that we borrowed from 
;ou, that you gave so generously to us 
>efore the war and after it — we would 
lave acomplished virtually none of this 

For our two countries to go on together 
is partners, teaching and learning from 
ach other, is a dream of Mr. Kato. "To 
is Japanese car makers, American in- 

dustry and American ideas have always 
been personal models . . . And today, I 
am heartened to see the efforts American 
managers are making to do the same: to 
learn from us Japanese, in those areas 
where we have made strides of progress, 
and where we have something to teach. 

As for the future, Mr. Kato suggests 
that "the cars you see on any road, 
anywhere in the world, will increasingly 
be numbered among those models we 
call "world cars" — the products of all 
our creative and competitive ideas and 

And quite probably making those cars 
will be robots, already in use in Japan. 
For manufacturers, "they are versatility 

And because the future holds no 
security, the young must be willing to 
take risks, ... to dream - and to bet 
everything on their dreams. 

This is the stuff free enterprise is made 
of— even in the U.S.S.R. where it is 

But an underground second economy 
does exist, and Russian entrepreneurs 
are making millions. 

How can this be? 

According to Dr. Simis, an exiled 
Russian lawyer who defended under- 
ground millionaires, the private "owner" 
usually sets up his shop in a state factory, 
using raw materials and labor procured 
with bribes and large salaries. Work is 
done after normal factory hours; the 
goods delivered to state stores and sold 
alongside state-made goods. 

"Private enterprise exists under the 
cover of state enterprise," Dr. Simis said. 
"And it competes very successfully with 
the state." 

One entrepreneur, a friend of Dr. 

Simis, "owned" 11 factories which supply 
goods to 64 cities. Structured like western 
companies, there were shareholders and 
a board of directors, which met to 
determine company policy and strategy. 

But unlike Western corporations, the 
biggest expenditure for a Russian entre- 
preneur is for bribes. Everyone must be 
"taken care of" for the system to work. 
Raw materials and labor rank number 
two and three on the expense side. 

There are no opportunities for invest- 
ment or luxuries, even for those who 
made a profit legally, Dr. Simis said. So 
the millionaires go back underground for 
dollars, precious stones, and metals. 

And what is the impact of the second 
economy, Dr. Simis asked. "It plays a 
double role, " he said, "It is definitely a 
positive influence on the economy. With- 
out the help of the second economy, the 
first economy couldn't exist. It also 
provides the people of the U.S.S.R. an 
income other than from the state. But, it 
brings corruption, and that is not good." 

The state is very much aware of the 
free enterprise spirit. Dr. Simis said, and 
actually allows some farmers to own 
their property. One farmer's small plot of 
land was four times as productive and 
seven times as profitable as a state- 
owned farm nearby. 

In total, some 2.5 percent of the land is 
in private hands and produces a full one- 
half of the food for Russia's people. 

But owning a business is illegal. The 
threat of long prison sentences — even 
death — if caught is a constant dark 
cloud. But in the end. Dr. Simis said, it is 
"the thrill of the game," not profit. "Do 
you really think I need the money? a 
client once asked Dr. Simis. "I need my 
life! And my life is my business!" 

An adventure called liberal education 

A liberal arts education will not make 
you terminally superfluous. 

In tact, a liberal arts education gives 
you the intellectual courage to attempt 
the unfamiliar, and it should help you to 
come to terms with yourself and to 
understand what success really means. 

This was the message of former 
Centenary student, John F. Bookout, 
Jr., president of Shell Oil Co., when he 
addressed Centenary's 157th graduating 
class at Commencement, Sunday, May 

"Success is service and the satisfaction 
of knowing that you've served well and 
for a worthy end," Dr. Bookout said. 

"You've got yourselves into an adven- 
ture called liberal education, and now 
that you've got it, what are you going to 
do with it?" he challenged. "I hope you 
will continue it, extend it, put it to good 
use — in rewarding lives for yourselves, 
and your families, and in service to 

Dr. Bookout, who had just moments 
before received the honorary Doctor of 
Laws degree, spoke to a capacity crowd 
in Centenary's Gold Dome. 

Others receiving honorary degrees 
were the Rev. Byrl Moreland and the 
Rev. James Moore, Doctor of Divinity 
degrees; and Mrs. Nancy Carruth, who 
was awarded the honorary Doctor of 
Humane Letters degree. 

Also honored at Commencement were 
four members of the Class of 1932, who 
marched with the graduating seniors: 
Mrs. Richard E. Ivey (Mary Pattison), 
James L. King, Charles A. Ravenna, Jr., 
and Glenn N. Walker, Jr. 


As part of Centenary's participation 
in the national "America's Energy Is 
Mindpower" campaign, honorary degree 
alumni were also invited to march in the 
academic procession and be recognized. 
Those attending were Dr. James W. 
Hargrove, Dr. Jolly B. Harper, Dr. L. 
Ray Branton, Dr. Edgar Hull, Dr. Stone 
Caraway, Dr. Bentley Sloane, Dr. Ed- 
ward C. Greco, and Dr. Van Cliburn. 

Some 148 students received under- 
graduate degrees; 26 were awarded 

George Nelson (left), chairman of the 
Board of Trustees, visits with John 
Bookout, President of Shell Oil Co., who 
spoke to Centenary's 157th graduating 

master's degrees. Students graduatin 
with honors were Susan Cottongin 
summa cum laude; Carla Rebecca Baue 
Barbara Nell Chambers, Donette Cool 
David Loran Coss, Vicki Bethel Cromei 
Patricia Evonne Greene, Terence Anth( 
ny Grimes, Pamela Kay McPherson 
Patty Roberts Morhaus, Mark Kevii 
Murray, Franchelle Elizabeth Steven;' 
Susan Lorraine Webb, Sarah Brantolj 
Wilkerson, and Barbara Lynn Younjj 
magna cum laude, and John Hortoi 
Allen, Jr., Jeri Lynne Claiborne, Richarj 
Stuart Eason, Mark Dennis Eldredgd 
Lisa Kaye McCarthy, Teri Lynn Oate! 
Joyce Patterson Stevens, and Steve j 
Atkinson Wren, cum laude. 

Graduating with departmental honoi| 
were Phillips Kirk Labor, Pamela Ka 
McPherson, Kathryn Barbara Packarc 
and Felicia Denise Sankey, all in biol< 


"Today, if we look at the seal c 
Centenary College," said Dr. Bookou 
"we see some words in Latin: Label 
Omnia Vincit. If memory serves, the! 
suggest a longer passage in Vergil 
Georgica, which has been translatec' 
"Yes, unremitting labor and harsj 
necessity's hand will master anything.! 

"So from the Greek, Holmes give; 
you broad philosophy. From the LahV 
Centenary gives you a practical guid<| 
And now you go. 

"Remember that you take with yos 
the loyalty and support of all who hav 
seen you through your years at Cent(j 
nary. And remember always that Cent< 
nary deserves a share of yours. 

Goodbye. God bless you." 


Robert Miciotto 

Robert Miciotto 

Better late than never. 

That might be the academic motto of Dr. Robert J. Miciotto 
'73, who, despite a late start in college, has excelled as one of 
the country's foremost medical historians. 

He and his family will be returning to his native Shreveport 
this summer, and daughter Belinda will be attending Centenary 
as a freshman in the hill. 

It was a Centenary alumnus, Sam Maxey, M.D., 59, who 
encouraged Robert's pursuit of an advanced degree. Robert 
had graduated from Schumpert Hospital's School of Medical 
Technology in 1963, and with Dr. Maxey s encouragement, 
seven years later, he entered Centenary. 

"It was through the late Dr. Walter Lowrey, a very gracious 
gentleman and scholar, that my interest in historical studies 
was stimulated, and my knowledge of the methods of historical 
inquiry further refined," Robert said. "I also remember with a 
sense of appreciation the history courses of Dr. Alton Hancock, 
whose thoroughly prepared lectures and demanding level <>l 
academic performance proved to be of great value later in my 
graduate studies." 

After receiving his B.A. from Centenary in 1973, Robert 
studied at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where 
he earned his Ph.D. in the history of medicine. He spent an 
additional year there at the medical school's Institute of the 
History of Medicine as a postdoctoral fellow, researching the 
history of European and American medicine. For the past two 
years, Robert has served as assistant professor of the history of 
medicine at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans. 

Better late than never — Centenary will be glad to have the 
Miciottos back home. 

John Vihstadt 

It was Centenary's Early Admissions Program that enabled 
John Vihstadt to begin college after the eleventh grade. 

"Although I was only there for a year and a summer session 
(1969-70), " he said, "Centenary gave me a firm foundation and 
the motivation to achieve my goals." 

That motivation led to a degree in political science from the 
University of Nebraska, a Juris Doctor degree from the 
University of Nebraska College of Law, and participation in a 
Program of Instruction for Lawyers at the Harvard Law School. 

In preparation for his position now as minority staff director 
for the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on 
Aging, John has served as a legal services specialist for the 
Nebraska Commission on Aging, as staff attorney for the Legal 
Services Corporation of Iowa, and as counsel and assistant staff 
director for the American Bar Association Commission on 
Legal Problems of the Elderly in Washington. 

John joined the House Committee on Aging in May, 1981. 
"Three of our major concerns over the next few months will be 
mandatory retirement and age discrimination in employment, 
review of the block grants to states enacted last year and the 
' New Federalism and pension funding issues," he said. 

And when John is not busy with the elderly, he's busy 
keeping himself young by working in his garden and enjoying 
the "ethnic diversity of Washington restaurants." 



John Vihstadt 


Labor omnia vincit 

The first College English Association 
Distinguished Service Award has been 
presented to Centenary's Dr. Earle Labor, 
Professor of English. The presentation 
was made at the Thirteenth Annual 
Conference of the College English Associ- 
ation, held April 15-17, in Houston, 

The prestigious award was inaugurated 
by the CEA Honors Committee for the 
purpose of recognizing those scholars/ 
teachers who, through their extraordinary 
dedication and achievements, have signif- 
icantly furthered the goals of the College 
English Association. The presentation of 
this award was ratified by a standing 
ovation at the Business Meeting of the 
Association on April 16. 

Professor Labor has taught at Cente- 
nary for 23 years. In addition to his 
teaching, he is currently at work, in 
collaboration with Dr. Robert C. Leitz of 
LSU-S, on a three-volume edition of the 
letters of Jack London for the Stanford 
University Press. (See Centenary, October, 

To England 

The United Kingdom will probably never 
be the same after these Centenary 
students, professors, and the President 
himself travel there this summer. The 
travelers include (front row, left to right) 
Andy Freeman, Carole Powell, Laura 
McGough, Becky White, and Ann Morris; 
(second row, left to right) Margaret 
Shehee, Benny Hines, Elizabeth Haas, 
and Robyn Young, and (third row, left to 
right) Dr. David Jackson, Dr. Michael 
Hall, Dr. Royce Shaw, Dr. Lee Morgan, 
and Dr. Donald Webb, President of the 
College. All the students except Robyn 
Young will be participating in the British 
Studies at Oxford program, courses held 
at St. John's College, Oxford, and taught 
by some of England's leading scholars. 
Centenary's membership in the Southern 
Colleges University Union, an educational 
consortium, makes this possible. Robyn 
will be attending another SCUU- 
sponsored program to be held in London, 
"Challenges of a Multi-National Econo- 
my." Dr. Shaw and Dr. Hall will be 
teaching at Oxford, while Dr. Morgan 
and Dr. Jackson will be doing research in 




Theodore Who? 

The Meadows Museum of Art has done it 
again, thanks to Jess Shenson (left), Judy 
Godfrey, and Willard Cooper. A unique 
exhibition at the Meadows is due to this 
trio, who, with the help of mutual friend 
Delton Harrison, arranged for the showing 
of a major retrospective of the work of 
Theodore Wores (1859-1939). The col- 
lection of 91 paintings is on a two-year 
tour of eleven museums and heralds the 
rediscovery of this important American 
artist. Considered one of America's 
premier painters, Wores was one of the 
first American artists to visit Japan, and 
the first, in his own words, "to live among 
(the Japanese), living as they do." During 
his two visits to that country, he created a 
body of work which gave Westerners the 
first true pictorial insight into Japanese 
life and culture. He also painted in the 
American West, in Europe, and in the 
Pacific. His art hangs in San Francisco, 
his hometown, and other major cities in 
California; in the Newark Museum; in 
the Brooklyn Museum; and in Washing- 
ton, D.C., in the White House, the 
Corcoran Gallery, the Federal Reserve 
Building, and the offices of the National 
Trust for Historic Preservation. 


London and Edinburgh. President and 
Mrs. Webb, who were born and raised 
in the United Kingdom, will be seeing 
family, friends, and Centenary folks 

during their July visit. (Not pictured are 
Patrick Hurley and Margaret Avard, 
who will also be attending the Oxford 

New Trustees 

Two Shreveport businessmen, a lawyer, 
and a Methodist minister have been 
appointed to the Centenary College Board 
of Trustees. The announcement was 
made by Centenary College President 
Donald A. Webb. The new trustees are 
Don H. Duggan, John David Crow, 
Donald P. Weiss, and the Rev. Tracy 
Arnold of Alexandria. The appointments 
of all four men were approved by the 
Louisiana Annual Conference Wednes- 
day, June 9. 

Don Duggan, Chairman of Centenary's 
1981 -'82 Great Teachers-Scholars Fund, 
is the founder and president of Duggan 
Machine Co. He holds membership in 
the Caddo Levee Board and has served 
as its president. He is also a member of 
the International Association of Drilling 
Contractors; the Board of Trustees of 
Louisiana College; Committee of 100; 
Shreveport Petroleum Club of which he 
is past president, and the Board of 
Directors of the Shreveport Chamber of 

An active member of Trinity Heights 
Baptist Church, Duggan serves as a 
deacon and was a Founder of Trinity 
Heights Christian Academy. He and his 
wife, Molly, have three children: Don 
Dee Duggan, Michael Duggan, and Molly 
Anne Duggan. 

John David Crow is a graduate of 
Stanford University and Tulane Universi- 
ty, where he earned a masters degree in 
business. A Shreveport native, he is 
active on a number of community boards 
including the Shreveport Symphony, the 
Economic Development Foundation 
(Chamber of Commerce), the Salvation 
Army, the Caddo Foundation for Excep- 
tional Children, and YMCA Metropolitan 
Board. He is also a past president of the 
Vlontessori School of Shreveport. 

An award-winning photographer, Crow 
tias displayed pictures at the Kodak 

allery in New York, the National 

eographic Gallery in Washington, D.C., 
and the Barnwell Art Center in Shreve- 
port. He and his wife, Tudy, have four 
ions: Clay, Tyler, Michael, and Colin. 

Don Weiss, a practicing attorney in 
Shreveport since 1 96 1 , is also very active 
n the community. He has served as 
^resident of the Shreveport Jewish Federa- 
ion, Shreveport Association for the Blind, 
Southfield School Board of Trustees, and 
he Shreveport Chamber of Commerce. 
^ former member of President Donald 

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i 6 

Rev. Tracy Arnold 

Donald P. Weiss 

Webb's Advisory Council, Weiss has also 
worked on the Great Teachers-Scholars 

He and his wife, Marion, have four 
children: Jim, Eric, Jeff, and Jennifer. 

The Rev. Tracy Arnold, a 1952 gradu- 
ate of Centenary College, received his 
degree in theology from Southern Metho- 
dist University. 

Pastor of First United Church in 
Alexandria, the Rev. Arnold is a member 
of the Louisiana Annual Conference, 
serving as chairman of the Board of 
Pensions. He is also a delegate to the 
South Central Jurisdictional Conference 
and a reserve delegate to the General 

He and his wife. Sue, have two children : 
Mark Arnold and Michele King, and two 

Don H. Duggan 


John David Crow 

Choir Alumni Day 

The second Alumni Day at the Cente- 
nary College Camp will be held Saturday, 
Aug. 21, at Hodges Gardens in Many. 
This is the time for all former singers of 
the choir to come for a get-together, a 
good traditional Choir Camp lunch, and 
a singalong. Reservations are needed for 
the lunch, which will cost S3 per person. 

Activities will begin with lunch at 
noon and will continue until 3:30 p.m. 
Last year over 150 alumni and family 
members attended. To make reservations 
or for more information, contact Will 
Andress, Director of the Choir. 


What's in a name? 

History, Government, Political Science 

A change in name has not meant a 
change in quality for the Department of 
History and Political Science at Centenary 

Formerly called the Department of 
History and Government, the name was 
changed last year as a matter of semantics. 
"Government is an element of political 
science," explained Professor Joe Koshan- 
sky of the Department. "Because we 
offer more than just history and govern- 
ment courses now, we wanted the name 
of the department to reflect that." 

The Department is just as demanding 
as it always has been, requiring 30 hours 
in history courses, six in economics, and 
six in political science for a B.A. degree 
in history. Additionally, students are 
required to complete the intermediate 
level in a foreign language. 

Political science majors must earn like 
credits — 30 hours in the major areas of 
political science; American government 
and politics/public administration; com- 
parative government and politics; interna- 
tional politics; and political theory, 

Members of the Department of History and Political Science faculty include (clockwise, 
from top) Dr. Royce Shaw, Dr. Alton Hancock, Dr. Sam Sheperd, and Mr. Joe 
Koshansky. They are photographed in the Cline Room of Magale Library which houses 
rare books and manuscripts of the Centenary Collection, the Methodist Collection, and 
the North Louisiana Historical Association Collection. The Cline Room was established 
in memory of Pierce Cline, professor at Centenary, 1920-1933, and president, 1933- 


including American political thought. 
Supportive courses required are six hours 
of history and six of economics, and 
completion of the intermediate level of a 
foreign language. 

"We can give a lot of attention to 
students at all times," said Dr. Royce 
Shaw, Assistant Professor of History and 
Political Science. "Most of our classes are 
really seminar situations." 

In addition to political science Professors 
Koshansky and Shaw, the departmental 
faculty includes Dr. Alton Hancock and 
Dr. Sam Shepherd, who both teach history 

The personal attention is really paying 
off. Over half of the history and political 
science graduates go on to professional j 
or graduate schools including Tulane, 
Southern Methodist University, Vander- j 
bilt , American University , George Washing- 
ton University, and Georgetown Universi 
ty, to name a few. Over 90% of the pre-j 
law students are accepted into and, 
complete law school. 

The close relationships between faculty j 
and students also make special undergrade 
uate opportunities more accessible. 

History and political science majors! 
are encouraged to participate in the' 
Washington Semester at American Uni-j 
versity, which offers a variety of study: 
programs and internships. . 

Summer programs such as the Southern 
College University Union (SCUU) pro- 
gram on "Challenges of the Multi-Nationai 
Economy" are also available to Centenary 
students. Offered in London, the prograrr 
faculty included Centenary's Dr. Shaw 
last year when Centenary students Jar! 
Parker and Jim Hacker attended. Robyrj 
Young is going this summer. 

During the January Interim, Centenary 
students have pursued research project:! 
in such faraway places as Venezuela; 
and throughout the semester, seniol 
history majors have engaged in locai 
history projects. 

And to make up for the shortage oj 
professors, students are allowed to delvii, 
into any aspect of history and political 
science whether the course is bein;j 
offered or not. "We try to be flexibll 
about that," said Dr. Hancock, "especial! 
when we can't offer certain course; 
every year or even every two years." 

Personal attention. Perhaps that's whi 
accounts for the great success of Cent(| 
nary's Pre-Law Program, under th 
auspices of the Department of Histor j 
and Political Science. 

(continued on page 13 j 

Delton Harrison (right) stops to talk with Shayne Ladner '80 and Wade Cloud '83, 
alumni of the Washington Semester Program. Their participation in the program was 
enabled by Delton, who provides scholarships through the Fund for Excellence. 

Making things happen 

Delton Harrison makes things happen. 

Citizen of the world, Delton is a mover and shaker in London, New York, 
Washington, Shreveport, which is home, and points in between. Over the last 30 
years, he has made a lot of things happen at Centenary College. And one of those 
things is Centenary's Washington Semester Program at American University in 
Washington, D.C. 

"I'm a graduate of American University, " Delton said, explaining his initial 
interest in the program. "Carney Laslie (also an alumnus of American University 
and Adjunct Professor of History and Political Science at Centenary) talked to me 
about it first,' he said. "It sounded like such an excellent program, so we pursued 

Dr. Darrell Loyless, then Chairman of the Department of History and Political 
Science helped work out the details, and in 1978, Delton's first student 
representative was sent to the nation's capital to take part in the program. 

A generous gift from Delton provides scholarship money for students interested 
in attending the one-semester program. Twice the cost of a semester at Centenary, 
the Washington program would be off-limits to many students without the Fund 
for Excellence. Money from the fund not used for the Washington Semester can be 
used in other ways, such as for faculty enrichment or research materials. 

Delton's involvement with Centenary carries on a family tradition. His father, 
O.D. Harrison, Sr., is a life-time member of Centenary's Board of Trustees. And 
Delton's niece, Jennie Lane Smith, graduated this year from Centenary with a 
degree in business. 

An alumnus himself, Delton did post graduate work at Centenary after 
receiving his degree from American University. In one of those classes, Betty 
Friedenberg, Adjunct Professor of Art, helped nurture in him a deep appreciation 
for the arts, evidenced now by his extensive involvement in the performing and 
visual arts everywhere he goes. 

At Centenary, this includes attending performances in the Marjorie Lyons 
Playhouse, and Hurley School of Music and attending and arranging exhibits at 
the Meadows Museum of Art, where he was instrumental in co-ordinating the co- 
operative relationship between the Shreveport Art Guild and the Museum. He has 
donated paintings to Centenary's Magale Library, and through his membership in 
the English-Speaking Union, he has established the "Books Across the Sea" 

Centenary is indeed fortunate that Delton Harrison makes things happen here. 

a favorite 

Washington, here we come! 

That's the word from Centenary Col- 
lege sophomores and juniors who arc- 
fortunate enough to be selected for the 
Washington Semester at American Uni- 

Now in its 16th year of participation, 
the College has seen the program grow 
in its numbers and in its scope. A real 
boost came in 1978 when Delton Harrison 
established a fund providing scholarships 
for worthy students. 

Three Centenary students attended 
the Washington Semester this year and 
worked in three different sections of 
study. Wade Cloud, who was awarded 
the scholarship, chose economic policy; 
Missy Morn, national government, and 
Graham Bateman, justice. In years past, 
the College sent only one student, whose 
options of study were not as wide as 

"I had a great time," beamed Wade, a 
rising senior who plans to go to law 
school. "It was an excellent opportunity, 
and has definitely helped me get ready 
for the LSAT (Legal Scholastic Aptitude 

Wade, like the other 360 students in 
the program, attended classes three days 
a week, where top government officials 
including U.S. Congressman Morris Udall 
and U.S. Senator Phillip Crane presented 
the lectures. "They always allowed 30 to 
45 minutes for questions and answers 
after the lecture," Wade said. "For me, 
those sessions were among the true 
benefits of the program — hearing so 
many viewpoints on the same issue." 

For Wade and Missy, the other two 
days of the school week were spent in the 
office of Louisiana Congressman Buddy 
Roemer. "That was a real learning 
experience. Wade said. "We handled 
basic research, answered mail, ran er- 
rands, and things like that. When a good 
committee hearing would come up, they 
would let us attend." 

Missy, who plans to go to Tulane Law 
School, says that she would recommend 
the program to "anyone and everyone 
regardless of his field. You just learn so 
much about people, a big city, a big 

The spring of '82 will hold many 
memories for the Washington Semester 

"Sen. Crane spoke at Centenary's 1981 
Free Enterprise Conference. 

O Canada! 

By Catherine Smyth '54 

A United States Cultural Affairs Officer 
in Canada has the best of all worlds! 
Translate Culture with a small "c" and 
interpret it as communication and you 
have some idea of my role. 

How did I get here? Good question. 
December, 1981, marked several mile- 
stones in my professional and personal 
life. A 32-year marriage ended, and a 
new career began. After 25 years as a 
social, civic, and political volunteer, I 
bade farewell to three grown daughters 
in Dallas, Texas, and accepted an appoint- 
ment as a Foreign Service Officer in the 
United States International Communi- 
cation Agency. With newly acquired fur 
coat, snow tires, and ice skates, I headed 
for my posting in Ottawa, Canada. 

In many ways, I feel I have been "in 
training" for this responsibility all of my 
life. As a native of Shreveport and a 
graduate of Byrd High School (class of 
'47) and Centenary College (class of '51 
who, after a marriage and two daughters, 
returned to finish in '54), I was blessed 
with family, teachers, and friends who 
inspired a sense of curiosity, idealism, 
and enjoyment of people. Someone once 
asked what my history major prepared 
me for, and my instant reply was "every- 

My political awareness began as a 
result of my introduction to the interesting 
friends and associates of my dad, John 
Carpenter. Shortly after moving to Dallas 
in 1956, I became actively involved in 
the successful campaign of a neighbor 
who ran for the State Legislature. By 
1964 I was knocking on doors for Barry 
Goldwater and serving as Campaign 
Manager for a District Judge. Responsi- 
bilities that followed included Arrange- 
ments Chairman for the 1975 National 
Convention of the National Federation 
of Republican Women, Vice Chairman of 
the Republican Party of Dallas County 
(1975-1979), Vice Chairman and then 


Chairman of the National Campaign 
Committee of the National Federation of 
Republican Women (1979-1981) and 
leadership roles on numerous Dallas 
civic and cultural boards and committees. 
I was invited to the European Parliament 
in Strasbourg, France in November 1980 
to give a briefing on the U.S. Presidential 
Election and then to London, England 
for Queen Elizabeth's formal opening of 
the British Parliament. My international 
travel continued as I traveled to South 
Africa and Namibia in April 1981 as a 
guest of the South African government. 
Finally, my experience, curiosity, and 
political contacts led me to Canada. 

Canadian/ American relations are in- 
teresting and always fragile due to our 
close association at every level. The goals 
of our U.S. Embassy team include em- 
phasizing the strength of our similarities, 
understanding the differences, and main- 
taining and cultivating lines of communi- 
cation — all the while recognizing that 
the contrasts in the structures of our 
governments and some of our attitudes 
are vitally important facets of our national 
personalities. Awareness and recognition 
of our respective values protect our 
national identities and thus enable us to 
better complement each other. 

Nowhere in the world is there a more 
active, more beneficial, and neighborly 

relationship than between Canada and 
the United States. In 1980 more than 73 
million people crossed our common border 
(more than 2 million Canadians went to 
Florida!), our two-way trade summed to 
approximately 109 billion Canadian 
dollars in 1981, and in 1981 Canada sent 
two-thirds of its exports to the U.S., and 
the U.S. sent 20% of its exports to 

Yet, there is no question but that we 
have our problems in the field of energy, 
investment, acid-rain, and trade, to name 
a few. However, meetings and consulta- 
tions at all levels are on-going on these 
and many other topics and have a common 
thread: the conviction that we matter 
very much to each other, that both of us 
have long since given up the idea of using 
force to get our way, and that we have 
accepted the role of law, of mediation, of 
peaceful adjustment. Would that most 
world neighbors could do the same. 

Responsibilities of cultural affairs of- 
ficers vary according to the host country 
and the personality, experience, and 
interests of the officer. In Canada there 
is such a spontaneous exchange of fine- 
art and performing art that the CAO 
merely plays trouble shooter when called 
upon. Oversight of the International 
Visitor Program, liaison with academi- 
cians, coordination and encouragement 
of American Studies, and a variety of 
associations with civic and political groups 
are the primary points of my job descrip- 
tion. In February I addressed the Wives 
of the Members of the Canadian Parlia- 
ment, briefed the Canadian Parliamentary 
Interns prior to their week's visit to 
Washington, D.C., and then spent two 
weeks in March touring 8 cities in western 
Canada to address the branch chapters 
of the Canadian Istitute of International 
Affairs of the U.S. political process. 

We can never force others to follow in 
our footsteps. We must inspire them. 

Unser erlebnis 
in Deutschland 
war unbedingt 

By Alyce-Elise Boudreaux 

If you seek a translation of the above, 
perhaps you could enlist the help of Dr. 
Alton Hancock. 

A history major of the class of '54, Dr. 
Hancock received his Ph.D. at Emory 
University and two years later returned 
to the Centenary faculty to teach history 
and religion. It was after many years that 
Dr. Hancock took the first sabbatical of 
any professor at Centenary to research 
the life and activities of the most important 
ruler of the German state Hesse, recog- 
nized as the major state in West Germany 

Traveling with his wife, the former 
Jane Barnette, also a Centenary graduate, 
Hancock set out for Marburg, Germany, 
to study the life of Landgraf Phillipp der 
Grossmuetige (literally Prince Phillip the 
Magnanimous) 1504-1567. When asked 
what sparked his interest in this leader, 
Dr. Hancock explained that as a history 
major he had always been interested in 
the period, particularly in the efforts led 
by this "very bright person, both politically 
and religiously, to overcome division 
among protestants. 

It was Marburg where Landgraf Phil- 
lipp began the first protestant university 
in the world. Dr. Hancock found a wealth 

Dr. and Mrs. Alton Hancock display a German treasure. 

of resources there and, because of 
Germany's liberal copyright laws, xeroxed 
whole books of information. He shipped 
home a total of 28 boxes of xeroxed 
materials which he continues to translate 
and study. 

Yet, "The most exciting part of the 
trip," Mrs. Hancock recalled, "was the 
Methodist Church service we attended 
in Communist East Germany." Invited 
by the pastor and congregation. Dr. and 
Mrs. Hancock, along with a group of 
young American college students, had to 
obtain special permission from the Com- 
munist government. The government 
likes for people to see the country but 
they try to avoid personal contact between 

their citizens and outsiders. Dr. and Mrs. 
Hancock reported that the pastor in- 
formed them that at the age of eight, the 
children were to decide to be either 
Christians or Marxists. As to the conse- 
quences of choosing Christianity, Dr. 
Hancock remarked that "it would make 
a difference in subtle ways whether one 
became a Christian or took the Marxist 
youth vow. He further added that Chris- 
tians are persecuted in subtle ways rather 
than overtly as Americans tend to per- 

Oh, the translation — as spoken in the 
words of Dr. Alton Hancock himself — 
"Our experience in Germany was abso- 
lutely wonderful. 


in a 

(continued from page 10) 

"It's basically an advising program," 
explained Mr. Koshansky, current pre- 
law advisor. "We try to familiarize 
students with some of the expectations of 
law schools and try to advise them as to 
which courses help develop them in 
those areas. For instance, we have found 
that law schools look for these three 

Background in world history and an 
understanding of social, economic and 
political institutions 

Development of analytical ability 

Development of their communicative 

"Law schools are particularly interested 
now in students with a liberal arts 
background — and they need not major 
in history or political science. They can 
major in anything," Mr. Koshansky said. 

Deans of area law schools, particularly 
Tulane and SMU, stay in close contact 
with Centenary's pre-law advisors. "But 
we can put students in touch with any 
law school," added Dr. Hancock. 

Every other January, Centenary's pre- 
law students have the opportunity to 
participate in an Interim course which 
introduces them to the legal profession 
and legal process. 

"They take tours of judicial agencies 
during the first week," explained Mr. 
Koshansky. "The Young Lawyers As- 
sociation organizes that. During the 
second and third weeks, the students are 
assigned to law firms, where they assist 
with research and help in the office. 
They also have an opportunity to observe 
court behavior. It's a terrific opportunity, 
and we get excellent co-operation from 
the legal community. 

Internships for pre-law students are 
available during the semester, and provide 
the practical experience of on-the-job 
training. Frances Blocker, a freshman, 
did research for a Shreveport law firm; 
Missy Morn worked last fall with the 
Chamber of Commerce. 

A change in name has not meant a 
change in quality for this area of academics 
at Centenary. 


Eneile Mears '66 congratulates tennis professional Stewart Bunn for his part in the 
record-breaking marathon benefiting Centenary. He and three other Shreveport tennis 
pros played non-stop doubles tennis for 90 hours, breaking the Guinness world record. 
Proceeds from pledges were donated to Centenary's new tennis complex, now under 

The record-breakers: Jimmy Livesay, Chris Brown, Marvin Street, and Stewart Bunn. 

President Donald Webb, Athletic Director Walt Stevens, and Gents Club President John 
Meldrum salute the team of women who organized and executed the marathon — a feat 
in itself. 



For over 50 years, Centenary jld 

In 1929, that news was Bill jld 
championship season against sui 
Fifty-four years later, Mr. Jame<ji 
new courts in his honor. 

More news was made this yeji 
Guinness world record for cor Ira 
College. Playing for 90 hours — la 
Bunn, Marvin Street, and JimnjJ 
new tennis complex. In recognitl 
to the College, Centenary has J3i 

On June 28 a ground-breakii 1 
Marathon Courts and courts hoi] 
another news-making day for Clitj 

They made it! Vicky Johnson '61 an 
Frannie Perlman 70, chairmen of th 


en making news on the tennis court, 
he late Arch Holder 30, who enjoyed a 
/ola, Southwestern and Louisiana Tech. 

teammate by giving one of Centenary's 

ireveport tennis professionals broke the 
s play, all in the name of Centenary 
Durs — tennis pros Chris Brown, Stewart 
cated pledge proceeds to the College's 
i(standing achievement and commitment 
courts of the six-court complex to the 

lias held for the Arch Holder Court, the 
Barrett and Ron and Jerry Sawyer — 


:,,;-; , : ,,,.■ : 4 V".i 

From the 1929 Yoncopin . . . Bill James and Arch Holder 

James gives court for teammate 

The ball is really rolling for Centenary 
College s new tennis complex. 

Now in the fund-raising stage, some 
$100,000 has been pledged and paid on 
the $175,000 project. 

One of the six new courts will honor a 
Centenary all-time tennis great, the late 
Arch Holder. 

The $25,000 court is being given to 
the College in Holders memory by G.W. 
James, Holder's teammate and captain 
of the undefeated 1929 tennis team. 

"There are only two of us on the 
team," wrote James in a letter dated 
April 18, 1929. "And the other fellow 
(Holder) sure is good. He is about the 
best college player I have ever seen, and 
we ought to do some good this year. 
Don't expect to lose a match, but you can 
never tell what will happen." 

His expectations were right on target, 
fames and Holder took on Sam Houston 
formal, Loyola, Southwestern, Louisiana 
College, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi 
College, and Millsaps, and beat them all. 

"Due to the supreme racket wielding 
of . . . James and Holder, tennis has been 
placed in its proper position at Centenary," 
reads the 1929 Yoncopin. "Although the 
Southern Colleges were rather slow in 
putting the proper emphasis on tennis, 
Centenary, along with a few other 
Southern schools, and with the aid of a 
strong team, has been able to take her 
place among the best of Southern tennis 
teams. Not only is the team proud of a 
continuous line of victories, but also of 
the college friendships which the tennis 
relations have instituted." 

The 1929 season was James' last year, 
and says the Yoncopin, too much praise 
cannot be given him for the sincerity 
with which he battled when on the 
court. "The College is losing one of its 
strongest players. Holder will have the 
privilege of battling and smashing for the 
Alma Mater in 1930." 

After graduating from Centenary, 
Holder worked as a refinery chemist in 
East Texas. During World War II he saw 

service in Northern Africa and Italy as a 
member of a special petroleum unit of 
the U.S. Army. At the end of the war. 
Holder moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, 
where he worked for the Celanese 
Corporation, until his death in early 

"He continued his tennis up through 
the war," said his brother, Horace Holder, 
a Shreveport attorney. "He even played 
in Northern Africa during the war, but 
had to give up the game in Corpus 
Christi, because it is so windy down 

According to Horace, Arch was the 
only member of the Holder family who 
really had a knack on the courts. "He just 
picked up the game," Horace said. "He 
was a natural." 

And not since 1929 (as far as we 
know) has the tennis team done so well. 

It is particularly fitting, then, that the 
James-Holder team will long be remem- 
bered on Court No. 1 of Centenary's new 
tennis complex. 





('27) were received from his son CARLOS. After 
graduation from Centenary, where he was an all- 
conference end on both Bo McMillan's and 
Homer Horton's football teams, MR. KEPKE 
obtained his law degree from the University of 
Texas School of Law and shortly thereafter went 
to work in the Attorney General's office of the 
State of Texas. He later became an Assistant 
Attorney General for the State and was responsible 
for successfully trying a number of significant 
cases involving the validity of land borders along 
the Texas coastal areas. In the early 1940s, he 
became a Division Attorney in Tulsa with the 
Gulf Oil Corporation. Through the years MR. 
KEPKE rose through the corporate ranks of Gulf 
Oil to become President of British American Oil 
Company in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and 
ultimately President of Gulf Refining Company 
in Houston. He retired from Gulf Oil in 1969 and 
for the next 10 years enjoyed traveling, golf, and 
raising of three sons. MR. KEPKE died in March 
of 1979 and is survived by his wife, ELIZABETH, 
and their sons ROBERT, KENNETH, and CAR- 


JEROME 'SKINNY" SCANLON ('30), National 
Senior Sports Association member in Deltona, 
Fla., had never played golf until he retired in 
1968 at age 62. Now at 75 he scored his second 
ace last February on the 132 yard, 3rd hole of the 
Swallows Golf Club in DeBary, using a 7 iron. 

Four members of the Golden Class of '32 visit with President Donald Webb before 
marching at Commencement with the graduating class of '82. They are (left to right) 
James L. King, Glenn N. Walker, Jr., President Webb, Mrs. Richard E. Ivey (Mary 
Pattison), and Charles A. Ravenna, Jr. 

The feat came during an interclub match and 
won him $100, en route to a round of 79. JERRY 
now has a 12 handicap and has shot his age once 
since turning 75. Speaking of football JERRY 
wrote that his team-mates were Hall of Famer 
JAKE HANNA, and business tycoons CLARENCE 
port, BEAR ALLDAY of Atlanta, Texas, and 
WILLTZ LEDBETTER of Palestine, Texas. 

CHARLES RAVENNA (32), Class Agent, 
('32) that due to cataract surgery and implant, 
she would be unable to attend the reunion; 

Centenary leaders succumb 

Judge Chris Barnette 

Services for Judge Chris T. Barnette, a 
1925 graduate of Centenary College were 
held Tuesday, April 13, at Noel Memorial 
United Methodist Church. He died at the 
age of 76 after a brief illness. 

Judge Barnette will long be remembered 
for his generosity and service to Centenary 
College. A former trustee, he also served 
as president of the Alumni Association 
(1937-38), and in 1971 was named to the 
Alumni Hall of Fame. For the past year, he 
and his wife, Emily Sue Cupples, served as 
Class Agents for Centenary alumni of the 

Judge Barnette was very active in the 
Methodist Church which resulted in his 
being named outstanding layman in the 
Louisiana Methodist Conference. He was 
also a life member of the Board of Trustees 
of the Methodist Children's Home and a 
life member of the Noel Memorial United 
Methodist Church Board. 

As a Juvenile Judge in Caddo Parish, he 
was instrumental in developing Juvenile 
Court philosophy influencing Juvenile and 
Family Court legislation in Louisiana and 
numerous other states. He was also 
responsible for the construction and the 
initial operation of the Juvenile Court 
facility in Shreveport. He also served as a 
District Judge and as a member of the 
Louisiana Court of Appeals. 

Mrs. Barnette, who will continue to 
serve as a Class Agent, is a 1928 graduate 
of Centenary. Also attending the College 
were the Barnette's three daughters, Mrs. 
Alton Hancock (Jane) 72; Mrs. France W. 
Watts, III (Clara Sue), and Mrs. James A. 


Pierce, Sr. (Ruth Ann). Three 
children have also attended. 

An endowed scholarship fund has been 
established in Judge Barnette's memory. 
Contributions may be sent to the Develop- 
ment Office at Centenary. 

D.P. Hamilton 

David Philip Hamilton, an honorary 
life member of Centenary's Board of 
Trustees, died Monday, May 31, following 
a brief illness. 

A nationally prominent Shreveport 
oilman, Mr. Hamilton first ventured into 
the oil industry in 192 1 when he founded 
Petroleum Products Co. ( later Root Petro- 
leum Co.) in El Dorado, Ark., and built 
the first oil refinery in that state. In the 
mid 1930s Hamilton was offered the 
presidency of Texaco, but declined. 

Mr. Hamilton was married to the late 
Lucile Atkins Hamilton, daughter of J.B. 
Atkins, Sr., one of the Shreveport business- 
men instrumental in moving Centenary 
College to Shreveport from Jackson. Mrs. 
Hamilton was also the first woman to 
graduate from the College after its move 
to Shreveport. 

In 1968 the Hamiltons made a $500,000 
gift to Centenary, resulting in the construc- 
tion of Hamilton Hall, which houses the 
administrative offices. Mr. and Mrs. 
Hamilton also made a $500,000 gift to 
the University of the South, his alma 
mater, which resulted in a building at that 
University bearing their name. 

Services were held for Mr. Hamilton 
Thursday, June 3, in St. Mark's Episcopal 


who received her degree from the University of 
Missouri, and GEORGE LEOPARD and his wife 
from Maryland plan to attend, as well as SADIE 
HELEN and HENRY COWEN ('32), and BOB 

IRMA FAY WILSON ('35), who taught in the 
public school system for 37 years before retiring 
in 1963, is still busy working in her church's 
library and enjoys reading mail from people in 
her class years. 

WALTER PLATT (X37), who retired 10 years 
ago from Shell Oil Company, Exploration 
Department in New Orleans, has been doing 
volunteer work giving tours of Shakespeare 
Home in New Orleans for seven years. He is also 
coordinator for Senior Citizen Nutrition Center, 
which is held at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church. 
retired dietitian from West Jefferson General 
Hospital, is also doing volunteer work at Woodland 
Presbyterian Church, helping keep books. 


VINCENT S. DeFATTA ('47) and his wife 
JACKIE are now living in Dallas, where VINCENT 
works for Cactus Drilling Company. 

HOWARD DINGMAN ('48), a newly elected 
Corporate Vice President of Litton Industries, is 
also the President of Western Geophysical 
Company of America in Houston, which is the 
world's largest geophysical company and has 
conducted land and marine seismic operations in 
virtually every oil-producing area of the globe. 

WILLIAMSON ('49 Class Agents) updated their 
news. This fall they will celebrate their 31st 
wedding anniversary; they have two sons, a two- 
year old granddaughter, Sarah, and a 10-week 
old grandson, Jacob. JACK joined Commercial 
National Bank in Shreveport 24 years ago and is 
now Senior Vice President and Cashier. For over 
four years GLENNETTE has been able to live 
out a life-long dream of working in a bookstore 
. . . "this part-time endeavor in a picturesque and 
suburban environment has replaced the full-time 
requirements of Little League, Cub Scouts, PTA, 
grammar school, high school, college, and the 
offspring starting-up syndrome." 

A. RAY McCORD '49 died Thursday, May 13, 
at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas 
after a long illness. He served as executive vice 
president of Texas Instruments from 1972 until 
his retirement in December, 1981. J. Fred Bucy, 
president of TI, described RAY as "not only a 
great colleague for years, but a man of unusually 
strong integrity and character." He is survived by 
his wife, Pat; three daughters, and two sons. 


PERRY L. SMITH ('50) moved to Houston five 
years ago after spending 27 years with Placid Oil 
Company. In Houston he was with the Bruin 

Corporation as vice president, until recently 
when he started a CPA practice. He divides time 
between homes in Houston and Lake Sam Rayburn 
pursuing a favorite pastime of bass fishing. 
PERRY is planning a vacation trip to the northwest 
and Canada, including the Calgary Stampede. 

DR. GLENN O. HILBURN ('51) has been 
elected to an unprecedented third consecutive 
third term as national president of Omicron Delta 
Kappa, a national honorary leadership society. 
DR. HILBURN joined the Baylor University 
faculty in 1961, and he currently serves as 
professor of religion. 

ANNE WESSON WYCHE (Class Agent 52) 
writes that the REV. LOTHAR KLEINHANS 
('52) has retired, but is still an active minister. He 
attended the Lutheran District Conference in 
New Orleans in June. 

and her husband, DICK, who is retired from the 
Navy, are always busy tripping to Europe and 
collecting original Audubon prints. At one time 
they were antique silver hobbyists, with QUEENIE 
becoming an antique silver expert. She gave a 
speech and slide presentation recently to the 
Shreveport Woman's Department Club. The 
FILLETS have a son, who is graduating from 
college, and a college-aged daughter, who has 
been a finalist the past two years in beauty 
pageants. QUEENIE passed on the news that 
PORTIA PAYNE GAINES is teaching English in 
high school in Center, Tex. 

JIM and BETTY McKAY WHITLER ('52) have 
two sons — one is in the choir at Centenary and 
the other is graduating from high school. BETTY 
teaches at Broadmoor Junior High School and 
JIM at Youree Drive Junior High. 

ADRIENNE O'NEAL WEBB (52) works in 
the finance office of the First Baptist Church in 
Shreveport. Some of her co-workers are BOBBY 

On the stairway to success are members of the 1982-83 Alumni Association Executive 
Committee (left to right) Tom Burton 71, Jan Gresham Ham 76, the Rev. Benny 
Vaughan '69, Wayne Curtis 69, and Jack M. Elgin '43. Look for lots of exciting ideas and 
activities to come from this group. 

Chris Webb 


The year 1981-82 saw some 
significant action on the part of the 
Alumni Board. The initiation of 
the Class Agent system; of the first 
"Real World Seminars" — lecture 
and questioning periods for stu- 
dents by successful Alumni in 
particular career fields; a goal- 
breaking Spring Phonathon; a well- 
planned, innovative Alumni Week- 
end — all of these were achieved 

through the dedicated efforts of 
the Alumni Board and its leadership. 
And, the coming year looks even 

The 1982-83 
Alumni Board of Directors 

Returning members", terms con- 
tinuing through May 31, 1983: 

Charles A. Ravenna, Jr., '32 
Edna Earle Richardson Stinson, 

'39, Benton, La. 
Emilie Connell Ostendorff, '44 
Mitzi Middlebrooks Perry, '55 
Jay & Carol Borne Stewart, '69/ 

'69, Jackson, Ms. 
Alan & Debbie Rodriquez Williams, 

'69/70, Houston, Tx. 
Camille Greve Dent, 72 
Vickie Moore Young, 75 
Leah Ades Cooper, 77, Woodlawn, 


New members, elected April 
25, terms continuing through May 
31, 1984: 

Betty McKnight Speairs, HON. 
Marsha Pickett Wells, '67 
Michelle Armstrong Q-Petersen, 72 
E. Paul Young, III, 76 
Julia Van Tiem, 79 
Nancy Hurley Beauvais, '80 

The officers for 1982- 83 are: 

Wayne Curtis, '69: 

James R. Mitchell, '64: 
Past President 

Tom L. Burton, 71: 

President-Elect and Chairman, 
Alumni Activities Committee 

Jan Gresham Ham, 76: 

Chairman, Career Development 

Rev. Benny Vaughan, '69: 

Chairman, Development Com- 

Jack M. Elgin, '43: 

Chairman, Special Projects 

I would like to express thanks, 
on behalf of the College, to those 
Board members whose terms of 
service ended as of May 31 : 

Dorothy Herrin Gammill, '40 
Wilbur A. Hirsch, '51 
Doris E. Jeter, '55 
William A. Grammar, Jr., '56 
Pat Oliver Rosbottom, '58 
Margetta Speairs Stoddard, '62 
Herbert V. Fackler, '64 
Curtis Melancon, 74 
Glen L. Williams, III, 74 
William R. DeWare, 78 

* of Shreveport unless otherwise 



April 11, 1982 

February 14,1982 

March 1979 

March 1982 

February 19, 1982 

March 8, 1982 

A. RAY McCORD('49) 
May 1, 1982 

SNEAD ('52), Minister of Music, and KATHERINE 
TURNER CHEESMAN ('52), Program Division 
Coordinator. ADRIENNE and FRED have two 
college-aged sons and a high school-aged daughter. 

ROBERT ED TAYLOR ('52) Chaplain at 
Centenary told us that DON BARNES a Methodist 
minister in Dallas, has a daughter, Karen, who 
was married in April. KAREN, a former Centenary 
student and choir member, was, through very 
unusual circumstances, able to have the choir 
sing for her wedding! 

Over in the Bossier area CHUCK BIRTMAN 
('52) and DAVE STEGER ('52) are both retired 
principals, and MARY HELEN WHATLEY 
BREZNIK ('52) is a teacher at Apollo Elementary 

Class Agent) had word from JOHNNIE MORRIS 
BOATRIGHT in Bay St. Louis, Miss., that she has 
retired after 21 years of teaching and raising a 

DR. DOUG PETERSON ('54), lives with his 
wife and family in Bossier City, and is president 
of Bossier Community College. 

PENNY TODD CLAUDIS ('54), an instructional 
supervisor tor the Caddo Parish school system, 
has been elected president of the Caddo Association 
of Educators for 1982-83. This professional 
organization for Caddo Parish educators is the 
largest teacher unit in the state of Louisiana and 
the 38th largest in the nation. PENNY has also 
been elected president of the North Louisiana 
Historical Association for this year and will serve 
as first vice president and president elect of Phi 
Delta Kappa, the professional education fraterni- 

DR. FRANCIS BROWN (56), vice president 
of research for Gulf Oil Chemicals Co., spoke on 
"Management of Innovation" at the awards cere- 
mony of the American Chemical Society held at 

1957 Class Agents JUAN and BONNIE 
WATKINS, celebrate their 25th wedding an- 
niversary in June along with a 25th Class Reunion. 

to begin a secretarial job at LSU-S after ten years 
of teaching business education in high school. 
Her husband, NOEL, works at LSU-S, and they 
have two teenagers, Randy, 15, and Cindy, 14. 

Class Agent '61 JAMES M. GOINS heard from 
BEV WINGO PURINTON ('61), who is busy 
with her family in Richardson, Tex. 

Also writing to JAMES is the REV. WAYNE 
ADCOCK ('61), Chaplain of the School of the 
Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo. 

JAMES McCOY ('66) has been named second 
vice president of Mututal of Omaha and its life 
insurance affiliate. United of Omaha. 

EDWIN L. CABRA ('67) was recently elected 
President of the Leesville- Vernon Parish Chamber 
of Commerce for 1983. EDWIN, who is First 
Assistant District Attorney for Vernon Parish, 



(73), live in Leesville with their two children, 
Lance and Emily Bree. 

KARL GILBERT BERRY were married recently 
and are now living in Albuquerque, N. Mex. 
MRS. BERRY is a programmer analyst for the 
Public Service Company of New Mexico, and her 
husband is a landscape architect with the State 
Highway Department. 

JUDY RATHERT (71) is the administrative 
assistant to the Director of Fleet Services for the 
City of Shreveport, a new department created in 
1981 to manage and improve the vehicle fleet of 
the City. As supervisor of the administrative 
section, MS. RATHERT is responsible for budget, 
co-ordination, records and information, safety, 
and training. 

JANE BRADY THRASHER (71) has been 
teaching the first grade for the past two years in 
Henderson, Texas. Husband BUCK is a graduate 
of Texas A&M in architecture, and they have two 
children, Clint, 7, and Brent, 6. 

JOHN H. MELDRU\l (72) has been elected 
President of the Centenary Gents Club for the 
DRUM (71) has been elected president of the 
Centenary Women's Club. 

Agent for 1972) writes that BILL and ROXANNE 
TAYLOR (72) and son Dawson, 3, welcomed 
new baby Collin Bridges in January. BILL is 
pastor of Aldergate United Methodist Church in 
Alta Loma, Tex., and ROXANNE is a fulltime 
"domestic engineer." 

(72) greeted new daughter Morgan Lee in 

DAVID CARLTON (72) completed his training 
in oral and maxillofacial surgery in May and has 
begun practice in Alexandria, La. He and his wife 
BARBARA have a son, David, III (Trey) and a 
daughter, Christi. 

JEROME WELLS (74) recently spearheaded 
the fund-raising, tonal design, and installation of 
a new $120,000 Schantz Organ for Broadmoor 
Presbyterian Church in Shreveport, where he is 
in his sixth year as Choirmaster-Organist. JEROME 
will be a recitalist for the American Guild of 
Organists Region VII Convention in Albuquerque, 
N. Mex., in June. After Centenary, JEROME 
received his Master of Music degree in organ 
from the University of Michigan. 

HOLLY HESS (74) was given a surprise party 
on the occasion of her 30th birthday in New 
Orleans by her sister, HONEY, who lives in Iowa. 
HONEY called the Alumni Office to get addresses 
of former classmates of HOLLY to make up a 


Presented at the Annual 

Awards Luncheon June 27 

Hall ot Fame Alumnus 
Austin G. Robertson, '34 

Honorary Alumnus 
Don H. Duggan 

Outstanding Teacher 
Dr. A Bradley McPherson, Biology 

Faculty Research Grant 

Dr. Royce Q. Shaw 

History 6 Political Science 

Alumni Scholarships 

Molly M. Goodrich 

Ft. Walton Beach, Florida 

Theresa Marie Olah 

St. Vincent's Academy, Shreveport 

Alumni Library Grant 
$5,000 to Centenary's Magale Library 

memorable guest list and set up the party long 

MELISSA MOORE (75) was married on April 
16 to MICKEY LEHNER in Jackson, Miss. Both 
are employed with Helmerich & Payne Drilling 
Co., where MELISSA is executive assistant to the 
vice president, and MICKEY is working on the 
newest platform rig #100. The couple resides in 

been appointed as an associate to Pulaski Heights 
United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Ark., as 
of June. RODNEY will be moving from Mineral 
Springs to Little Rock in his new position. 

77 Class Agent LEAH COOPER heard from 
MARY LOU ROSS (77), who lives in Kilgore, 
Texas, and works for Gulf. MARY LOU has a part 
in the June production of "Harold and Maude" at 
Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, and when in Kilgore 
sees DANA DUTCHER (77) fairly often. 

BERT LeBLANC (77) is a seismic computer 
programmer for Geosource, Inc., in Houston, 
where he lives with his wife, PATRICIA. 

(79) were married in January and now live in 
New Orleans. 

TERRI SANCTON KLCO (77) is now married 
to a professional engineer, VANCE KLCO, from 
Ohio. They had a baby girl, Christin, in Septem- 

DAVIS (78) are making their home in Lake 
Charles, La. where CLAYTON is practicing law 
with the firm of Woodley, Barnett, Cox, Williams, 
and Fenet. 

JAYNE TRAMMELL-KELLY (78), director of 
student activities at Cenenary, and her husband, 
STEVE KELLY ('80), director of youth ministries 
at Noel United Methodist Church in Shreveport, 
will be attending graduate school at Perkins 
School of Theology at Southern Methodist 
University in August. JAYNE recently completed 
her candidacy program for the ordained ministry. 
GREGORY A. BRADEN (78), a senior medical 
student at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine 
in Winston-Salem, N.C., has been awarded the 
1982-83 house officer appointment at the Texas 
Medical Branch Hospital in Galveston. GREGORY, 
who received his M.D. degree from Wake Forest 
University in May, will take training in internal 

CRAIG McCARTNEY (79) stopped in the 
alumni office to register for Alumni Weekend 
and mentioned that he had just returned from 
Baton Rouge from the LSU Law School graduation 
MAS G. ZENTNER, JR. (79). KIM will bei 
returning to Shreveport to start practicing law. 

JAN CARPENTER EADS ('81) noted that 

LO in May. He is a professor of geology at Texas 
A&M, where she is pursuing her graduate degree. 
They will be in Egypt for the summer combining 
honeymoon and field work for JIM'S research 

MARY BETH LOTT ('81) has been accepted 
to Memphis State University School of Law, andj 
plans to enter in the fall. 

KEN JECK ('81) is living in Liberal, Kan.,. 
where he works as a field engineer for Welex, a 
division of Halliburton, a wireline service company 
for the petroleum industry. 

JIM SPITZKEIT ('81) is currently attending 
Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where 
he is working on a master's degree in zoology 
with a specialization in wildlife biology. 

DeWAYNE BASKIN were married March 6 in 
Downsville, La., and are now living in Shreve-j 

CAMP CALDWELL ('80) are living in Fortj 
Worth. TONY has just finished one year atl 
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,) 
working on a Master of Divinity degree, and! 
REBECCA is working at the First National Bank' 
of Fort Worth. 

Enjoying the reception immediately following Commencement are (left to right) 
George Nelson, President Donald Webb; Mr. and Mrs. John Bookout, Jr., and Mrs. 



; President Webb shares a laugh with interna- 
l tionally known pianist Van Cliburn, who holds 
an honorary degree from Centenary. 

HU\ '£'*■ -1 I 

Ruby George assists Trustee Russell Barrow 
with his academic regalia. 

Joy Jeffers (left) and Nancy Carruth visit at 

Seniors '82 

Dr. Lee Morgan and Dr. Nolan Shaw lead a line of distinguished faculty. 





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Biggest turnout ever 

Alma Mater 



June 25-27 

A congratulatory hug for Austin G. Robertson '34, Hall of Fame 

Don Duggan named Honorary Alumnus 

Priscilla Rice McLean 72, Chris Webb 

Charles E. Vetter leads Alumni College session 

■ til I 

From the '50s: Ann Wesson Wyche, Martha Jean Burgess Norton, Patsy Laird 
Jennings, and Jean Frazier Horn 

Old Guard: William Piatt '29 

'72 Reunion organizers: John and 
Theresa Meldrum; Jon and Michelle 
Q-Peterson, Ann K. Hollandsworth 

Ann Greenough Ryba 79 and friends 

Gina and George Leopard '32 


Bamboo Curtain 
opens for Choir 

Foreign language 
Should it 
be required? 

Centenary profs 
teach at Oxford 

To be in Wien 
A music 

student's dream 


Stats and maps 

The Centenary College magazine, Cente- 
nary, (USPS 015560) October, 1982, 
Volume 10, No. 2, is published four 
times annually in July, October, January, 
and April by the Office of Public Relations, 
2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, 
Louisiana, 71104. Second Class postage 
paid at Shreveport, La. POSTMASTER: 
Send address changes to Centenary, P.O. 
Box 4188, Shreveport, La. 71104. 

Among the new faces at Centenary College this fall are newcomers to the faculty | 
staff. They include (standing, left to right) Dr. Victoria LeFevers, physical educatii 
Kay Madden, director of church relations, and Dr. Antonio Pizarro, mathematics, ; 
(seated, left to right) Gale Odom, voice; Rebecca Hefter, senior adult education; 
Reburn, accounting; Marvin Bennett, geology; Jim Ring, music; and Johnnie Li! 
economics. Not pictured are Mary Katzif, English; Charles Drury, Theatre/Spee 
Tom DeVries, church careers; Greg Haddox '82, athletics; and Kathy Turner 80, studi 

On the cover 

Neil Johnson, a professional photographer who joined Centenary as a part ti 
instructor this fall, used 18th- and 19th-century books on travel from Mag 
Library's Cline Room to visually depict the theme of this issue — travel and stu 
Centenary College offers several opportunities for travel and study in the Unr 
States and abroad during the regular fall, spring, and summer semesters, as wel 
during the January Interim. 


Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progres 
Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off cam] 


Editor Janie Flournoy 2 

Special Contributors Don Danvers, Lee Mor jn 

Kay Lee, Leigh Wes 

Production Rushing Printing ■ 

Alumni Director Chris W p 

Photography Janie Flour^ 

Ah so 

Choir plans trip 
to Japan, China 

Next summer, 55 fortunate Centenary 
students, their fearless leader Dr. Will 
i. Andress, and a large entourage of 
riends and supporters will embark on 
A'hat can be considered as the trip of a 
ifetime. For 13 days in June the Cente- 
, lary College Choir will travel extensive- 
y throughout the People's Republic of 
China, delivering their own special 
)lend of music while touring the fascinat- 
ng and timeless sights of the Orient. 

Dr. Andress has devoted two years to 
organizing the summer tour and has 
worked through several organizations 
ncluding the Communist Youth Travel 
Bureau and Japan Airlines to help cut 
he red-tape. Other sources ot support 
lave been the conductor of the Shanghai 
Conservatory, a personal friend of Dr. 
\ndress s; the Consul in Houston, Texas, 
ind Seisi Kato, Chairman of the Board of 
Toyota Motor Sales, Ltd., who will host 
he Choir in Tokyo. 

But perhaps the person who has been 
nost instrumental in seeing the program 
hrough is Centenary College President 
Donald Webb. His support for the trip 
ind his ability to undertake such an 
'normous fund-raising project are cer- 
ainly the basic elements which gave the 
)lanning a sturdy foundation. 

Funding an overseas tour for such a 
arge group is no easy task. The approxi- 
nate cost for airfare and special land 
irrangements is S3, 000 per person. To 
lelp offset the costs, the Choir has 
)lanned extra programs and conceits, 
ind a host of companies and individuals 
lave agreed to act as sponsors. 

The entourage of friends and sup- 
porters who will be traveling to China is 
ilmost as impressive as the choir itself: 
Dr. and Mrs. Webb; Mrs. Andress; Neil 
ohnson, a photographer from Louisiana 
life Magazine; a former editor of The 

Houston Post and his wife; a physician; 
and an array of faculty, administration, 
trustees, and staff members. All totaled, 
25 adults will "tag along" with Dr. An- 
dress and Centenary's "Singing Ambas- 

Dr. Andress is confident that a warm 
reception will greet the Choir in the 
Orient. "By nature the Chinese are curi- 
ous, so a group of 80 expects to attract 
much attention," he said. He also boasts 
that the Chinese will see 55 "clean-cut, 
top-flight American youths," who will no 
doubt inspire interest and enthusiasm 
concerning the American youths," who 
will no doubt inspire interest and enthusi- 
asm concerning the Americans and their 
way of life. While the people of the 
Orient will gain a great deal from meet- 
ing and talking to the college students 
and hearing their Western music, Dr. 
Andress strongly believes that the Louisi- 
ana group will learn as much if not more 
about the orental way of life. The group 
will see such major attractions as the 
cities of Peking, Sian, and Hangchow 
and even have the opportunity to see the 
Great Wall ot China. 

Since the Choir will be exposed to a 
lifestyle much different from their own 
and added to the fact that not one 
member can speak Chinese, it would 
seem likely that problems will arise. But 
already , books dealing with the Chinese 
language are circulating through the 
Choir, and lessons concerning basic tour 
dialogue are planned. 

With the realization that the long- 
awaited trip is a mere two semesters 
away , the overall tone of the Choir is ex- 
citement. Dr. Andress boasts that a 
"super spirit is circulating among the 
group and that this year will produce the 
"best music and sound" ever. This is 
lucky for the people of China, who will 

six scheduled dates to catch the Choir 
and its better-than-ever-sound. A concert 
at the Shanghai Conservatory and a per- 
formance at the Methodist Church in the 
same city are two ot the scheduled 
concerts, but many impromptu concerts 
are expected. 

Amidst the planning and preparation 
for next summer's overseas trip, the 
Choir still must carry on their local 
concerts, en tertainingaudiences through- 
out the Ark-La-Tex and surrounding 
states. Several churches in the Shreve- 
port area will be hosts to the group 
during the course of the school year, and 
the annual music event. Rhapsody in 
View, will be held November 1 and 2 in 
the Civic Center. Also, before the mem- 
bers even set foot on their plane to 
China, they will have visited and per- 
formed in Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, 
and Oklahoma, as well as in North and 
South Louisiana. Five days prior to their 
departure in June, they will "concertize" 
their way to Los Angeles. 

The Centenary Choir is definitely on 
the threshold of an important tour that 
will provide for a tremendous exchange 
ot culture between American and Chi- 
nese. For the Choir members, the knowl- 
edge they will have gained by the close 
of their trip and the memories they w ill 
always be able to look back on. will 
linger long after the snapshots have 
faded and the souvenirs have been 
(jacked away. No doubt a positive and 
enriching image of the youth of America 
will be left for the people of China to re- 
flect on. This trip is more than just a 
chance to sing a few songs and see a 
beautiful country ; it is an opportunity tor 
each country invoked to expand on its 
know ledge ot a faraway land and better 
the relations that are so vital to our 
world's communication. 

— By Leigh Weeks 


Forei g n s 

For Vicky Fischer 76, that mea 

By Vicky Fisher 76 

O Wien, ich mus Dich lassen . . . 

The old world capitals of Europe hold 
an undeniable allure. To bask in their 
history and timelessness, to savor their 
sights, to enjoy firsthand the atmosphere 
and personality of their streets and their 
people — these are things most people 
dream of doing at least once in a lifetime. 

But the chance to get to know — really 
— such a city, to come to terms with it 
and make it your friend, is still a rarer 

For the past year I have been realizing 
that dream , sincere thanks to the Shreve- 
port Rotary Club, which selected me as 
one of its 1981-82 scholarship recipients . 
The city I've come to know and love is 
that grandest of all the great European 
cities (pardon my unashamed bias), 

Vienna is steeped in history and gran- 
deur. Although the age of the aristocracy 
is past, the city maintains its nobility. 
Above and beyond all, especially for 
me, a music student, Vienna is the 

Music is a vital part of Viennese life. 
The Viennese are fiercely proud of their 
music and musical establishments — and 
with good reason. The State Opera is one 
of the best in the world, and its reper- 
toire is remarkable; this season more 
than 60 different opera and ballet pro- 
ductions are being presented. 

The concert halls stay busy presenting 
concerts by the world s foremost artists 
(many of whom are in residence in 
Vienna). Any night of the week a poor 
music lover, like me, is faced with the 
delightful dilemma of choosing between 
outstanding musical events. And then 
there's the theater scene, the museums, 
the art exhibitions. . . 

However, living in Vienna hasn't been 
100 percent strudel. There's the lan- 
guage situation, for instance. After 
five years of college German and two 
summers spent studying the language 
intensively in Austria and Germany, I 

Vicky Fischer 

was beginning to feel somewhat cocky. 
Vienna has been, in short, a humbling 
experience in that respect. To be sure, 
I can handle the language passably well 
with anyone who is willing to speak 
textbook German — "Hochdeutsch" — 
with me. Most Viennese, however, speak 
"Wienerisch" — the local dialect of 
German, which ranges in extremeness 
from something I can basically follow 
if I'm feeling particularly lucid and listen 
very closely to something that might as 
well be Greek. My landlady, for example, 
speaks with that very strong Viennese 
dialect. With her I smile and nod my 
head, and I hope that I don't do so inap- 
propriately, because I can't understand 
a word she says. To be fair, most Viennese 
can and will speak "regular" German it 

they realize you are a foreigner. 

If you, like me, tend to lose your co 
when dealing with mundane and mac 
dening tasks, such as registering for 
school, setting up bank and utility ac- 
counts or looking for an apartment, tr: 
doing it in a foreign land and languagii 
There have been times when I hones 
had to laugh at how many trips to diffei 
ent official places — all in widely sepa 
rated parts of town, of course — could b 
required to accomplish some simple (1 
thought) task. EVERYTHING takes 
time and patience, which has never bee 
my strongest virtue. 

I used to drive everywhere. The tim 
spent in transit between two points w. 
not important ; it was only important th 
it be kept to a minimum. Now I walk ah 
most everywhere I go. I even take cir-j 
cuitous routes often, in order to check 
on the progress of the new blooms in thfl 
Stadtpark or watch the birds around thl 
Prater. I notice the wonderful old housi] 
that abound in Vienna; I seek out the I 
quaint and narrow streets of the old cit; 
I will no doubt return to my automobile [ 
dependency after I get home — our 
American lifestyle requires it. But I kn( 
better than to think there's no other wa 
I hope that at least the memories of tl| 
year will prompt me occasionally to 1 
my feet for something other than opera 
ing the gas pedal. 

I have had no car, of course. The exct 
lent streetcar and underground syste:»j 
make getting around in Vienna a bree:i 
BUT it takes time. Somehow, though 
there came a point at which my impati 
nature gave up. I seem to have fallen ii 
the rhythm of Viennese life, which, i; 
spite of the size of the city, is in main 
ways more relaxed than what I've kno 
in America. It's a subtle — but very nil 
— result of living here. 

My study goals have been dual : piaij 
study with lots of practice and musi- 
cological research in the fine archives ij 


r • 


enna. The research would not have 
■en possible in America because of 
le special primary sources owned by 
iiropean libraries. It has been exciting 
| d enlightening to peruse original manu- 
ripts (my study project concerns Vien- 
■se composers of the late 1 8th century I. 
The greatest advantage of my piano 
idy has been the luxury of much, much 
actice time. While I've certainly appre- 
< ited my teachers and my school (Vienna 
mservatory ), I must say that I find our 
nerican music schools stand up favor- 
ly in comparison. I came to Vienna 
pecting the old world institutions ot 
isic education would possess special 
ihniques or traditions that America, 
virtue of its relative youth, could not 
ssibly match. Frankly, I have found 
Mat not to be the case. In many ways I 
insider our system to be the better one. 
hile individual teachers I have dealt 
th have certainly been excellent , I am 
( -winced that our music schools produce 
lisicians with a much more thorough 
d well-rounded preparation for any 
lid of musical career. 
Yes, Vienna is a beautiful and wonder- 
I city. It will delight tourists as long as it 
's.nds — with its splendid architecture, 
i cultural wealth and its delicious pas- 
tes. I've come to know Vienna a little 
liter, even dealt with some of the un- 
liasantries inevitable in a city of over a 
illion inhabitants. In spite of that, the 
l i>re I know about Vienna, the more I 
•« mire it. I'm a Southern girl; that's 
' lere home is. I don't ever want to stay 
■ I ay from home too long. But the expe- 
1 i nee of Vienna, of Austria, of Europe, 
« ^ II be with me for a long time after I m 
Ick home again. 

I've not only learned a lot about living 
J iroad. It's amazing how much you real- 
i about yourself and about home when 
i leave it for a while. 
litor s note: Vicky is now in Austin 
he University of Texas, where she is 
dying and teaching private pupils.) 

Dr. Royee Shaw (left) and Dr. Michael Hall plot their trip 

For professors, England 

One hundred and fifty-eight years ot 
southern Centenary culture was ex- 
changed lor four hundred and twenty- 
seven years of the timeless traditions of 
St. John's College, Oxford, this summer 
by Centenary professors Royce Shaw 
and Michael Hall. 

Invited by the President and Fellows 
of St. John Baptist College, Oxford 
University, England, and the Southern 
College University Union, the two Cente- 
nary "tutors" were among the nine pro- 
fessors who conducted daily seminars in 
the British Studies at Oxford program. 
This summer's studies focused on early 
and medieval Britain through her arts, 
history, literature, customs, and ideas 
during the five-week period. 

Dr. Hall, chairman of Centenary's 
Department of English, began his 12- 
student seminar with one ot Chaucer's 
minor and short poems, "Parlement of 
Foules," and then concentrated on 
Chaucer's only completed major work, 
Troilus and Criseyde, a poem of five 
books embodying medieval concepts ot 
courtly love and tragedy. 

Centenary Assistant Professor of Poli- 
tical Science Dr. Shaw taught "Evolution 
of Law and Covernment in Medieval 
England'' to 40 students, quite a few 
more than the small group he had expec- 
ted. He gave a perspective of the histori- 
cal model, "that great paradigm,'' the 
English Constitution and Parliament, 
which had their formation in the medi- 
eval period. Since most Western govern- 
ments are modeled on this form of govern- 
ment, Dr. Shaw, historically speaking, 
was able to contrast this to the problems 

that the third world countries face in at- 
tempting to emulate this model of devel- 

In addition to the seminars, lectures by 
28 distinguished British scholars were 
held in the mornings and afternoons. 

The four-day academic week left the 
weekends free for a wide variety of tours 
and sightseeing in such places as Bath, 
London, and Stonehenge. Most memora- 
ble for the Centenary professors was a 
visit to the Cotswolds. They were also 
guests of the University of York Institute 
of Medieval Studies in the town of York. 

St. John's College is typical of Oxford 
University's almost 40 colleges and halls, 
each one emphasizing the original con- 
cept of a college as a "community of 
scholars who study, dine, worship, and 
live together while pursuing a variety of 
academic paths. 

In the keeping of dining tradition, the 
men wear ties and jackets and the wom- 
en, long dresses for the evening meal. 
The staff, visiting dignitaries, and guest 
lecturers plus an occasional student are 
seated at "high table," with the rest of 
the college seated below this elevation. 

Because of the large volume of work 
required, the students who attend this 
program are bright and intellectually 
curious, the professors said. Ten Cente- 
nary students were among the more than 
150 Americans from 25 colleges and 
universities and 26 states including 

Next summer the British Studies at 
Oxford program will offer Britain in the 

— By Kay Lee 




Thanks to a $12,000 grant from Boots 
Pharmaceutical Co. in Shreveport, the 
world has a new compound — 2-iso- 

And it was discovered in the chemistry 
laboratory on the third floor of Mickle 
Hall by Centenary Professor Robert 
Zawalski and students Janie Leach and 
Edward Hall. 

The new compound is of interest not 
only because it is a previously unknown 
substance, but also because of its poten- 
tial use in the plastics industry as an ini- 

The summer's work also gave the stu- 
dents a new attitude toward research. 
"They learned what research was really 
like... all the frustrating days when the 
breakthrough would come when least 
expected like a 5:30 on a Friday after- 
noon when we decided to try something 
just one more time," Dr. Zawalski said. 

Plan ahead 

Now that Centenary is out of crisis, 
how shall we plan for the last quarter ot 
this century? How can circumstances be 
harnessed to meet the long-range 
academic goals that are dictated by our 
mission as a Methodist college . . . rather 
than letting circumstances shape our 

This was the message of Vice Presi- 
dent Darrell Loyless when he spoke to 
ministerial alumni at Centenary recent- 


"The college academic program and 
its supplementary activities should most 
of all be a consequence of a rational plan 
to realize the mission of the institution 
over a set period of time," he said. 

"This isn't an easy challenge to meet. It 
requires constant review, revision, and 
updating as the College's mission and 
market forces change. 

"And the dividends of long-range plan- 
ning could be great . . . 

"First, Alma Mater can break out of its 
history and take control of its future as it 
has taken charge of its present. 

"Second planning can provide the 
program areas of institutional advance- 
ment with a rationalized list of academic 
programs and their companion, financial 

"Finally, the challenge of long-range 
planning opens up a new opportunity for 
the Church and the College to work 
together on the continuing questions of 
what it means to be a church-related 
college and a college-related church." 

■ i*;u <u > a 

For the past two years Betty Compton 
80 has called the fascinating country ot 
Thailand home. "My job there as a Peace 
Corps volunteer," she writes, "was to 
teach English at a teachers training 
college in Vdon Thani, a city in the 
northeastern region of Thailand. Never 
will I regret or forget the valuable lessons 
about life my Peace Corps experience 
there has taught me." Betty models a 
native Thai silk costume, one ot the 
many souvenirs she brought back to the 
United States last summer. She is cur- 
rently enrolled in graduate school (lin- 
guistics) at Southern Illinois University, 
where she will also teach. 


Centenary students began their fall 
semester on a much improved campus. 

Two parking lots — the one behind 
Hardin Dorm and the one by Bynum 
Commons — were surfaced with asphalt 
and curbed with concrete. Several 
planting areas were left for trees and 
other greenery, thanks to Townsley 
Schwab & Associates, landscape archi- 

tects. Executing the work were T. L. 
James Co., Grace Co., Interstate Elec 
trie, and Wilhite Electric. 

Tennis enthusiasts have six brand n 
courts to play on this fall. The $ 150,00 
complex, built at the Gold Dome, wa; 
designed by Shreveport architect Da 
Sandifer. They were built by Surfmar 
Corp., Grace Co., T. L. James Co., Inte! 
state Electric, and Wilhite Electric 

Perched on the roof of Mickle Hall 
the frame of a greenhouse donated to t 
College by Mr. and Mrs. Don A. Ray 
mond, Jr. Biology professors Ed and Be 
Leuck are leading a team of students 
the reassembly of the glass-paned stn 

Money raised over the past few yea 
for the renovation of the Student Uni 
Building was well spent this summer 
new furniture and window treatment 
for the main floor of the building. 

And last not but least, the courtyard | ] 
the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse has h& 5 
facelift ... in the form of "St. Angie < ^ 
the Theatre," a fountain statue placed 
the courtyard pool. She is named for f 
Angie McWillams, the saintly playhou N 

Visiting Fellow 

J. Robert Schaetzel, former U.S. 
Ambassador to the European Econon 
Community, will be a Woodrow Wils< 
Visiting Fellow at Centenary during t 
week of Oct. 31. His visit is made pos 
sible by a grant from the Gannett New 
paper Foundation. 

The premise of a liberal arts educati 
is that the lifelong ability to communica 
to make rational decisions, and to undej 
stand society, will be important long j 
after merely technical skills are obsole 
The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow 
program demonstrates to students an 
faculty that leaders in their fields are 
those who best understand the relatk 
ship between thought and action. 

Visiting Fellows are successful mer 
and women from business, public servi> 
and other non-academic professions 
who are recruited by the Woodrow 
Wilson National Fellowship Foundati 
and placed on the campuses of small 
liberal arts colleges for an intensive, 
carefully planned week-long dialogue 
with students and faculty. 

Dr. Lee Morgan, Brown Professor'! 
English, is co-ordinator for Mr. Schaetz j 
visit to Centenary. 



If democracy is to survive, its citizens 
ust recall that the religious values of 
lflessness and human rights are the 
iiirces of a free society's strength. 

H B-flgibvMP''lg 

Hi ^^B ft 
K^KdaaKr~H _— *^« n ^im* -asm 

That was the message of the Right 
onorahle George Thomas, Speaker of 
e House of Commons, who spoke at 
esident's Convocation Thursday, 
pt. 16. It was also the occasion to con- 
r upon him the honorary Doctor of 
ivinity degree. 

'Democracy is more than a political 
stem, more than a machinery of gov- 
nment. Dr. Thomas said. "It is a moral 
ovement of faith in the extra-ordinary 
ssibilities of ordinary people when 
/en a chance." 

Dr. Thomas grew up in Wales near 
e village where President Webb was 
rn. He has been a member of the 

|)use of Commons since 1945, having 
en re-elected 37 consecutive terms. 
Thomas is also an active Methodist 

'Enormous question marks hang over 
r destinies," Dr. Thomas said. "But 
ne of the question marks can be wiped 
t because the world will always need 
ucation, integrity, high ideals from 
iders, and a recognition by ordinary 
ople that they will reach their full 
ture only with a right understanding 
God Almighty.' - 


Chris Webb 

President Donald Webb and the Rt. Hon. George Thomas are greeted by members of the 
faculty after President's Convocation Thursday, Sept. 16. Dr. Thomas, Speaker of the 
House of Commons, gave the address. 

This fall marked the beginning of our 
Alumni Class Agent Program's second 
year. It should be quite a year, if the first 
was any indication! 

We credit our class agents with a lot 
of meaningful accomplishments on a 
number of fronts. They have put our 
alumni records to the test and have 
initiated scores of improvements. In classes 
where contact had long been absent, 
they have reopened lines of communi- 
cation and been the conduit for some 
long-unexpressed messages of warmth 
and reminiscence. Classmates have 
responded by sending news of their 
accomplishments and milestones, as 
well. Thanks to the class agents, our first 
summertime Alumni Weekend and class 
reunions succeeded to a degree that 
even we didn't anticipate. And finally, 
most of our first-year agents had, well, 

New agents are being added at a rate 
which enables us to properly and care- 
fully prepare and maintain their class 
rosters. New in '82 are: 

David Henington '82° 

Joe Walker 75 (Houston) 

Scott & Janet Turner Pender 73* (Dallas) 

Mary Tullie Wyrick Critcher '68* 

Leonard Critcher '67° 

Pat Oliver Rosbottom & Emily Hayden 

Viscozki '58° 
Margaret Poss Teague '56 
Mitzi Lowe Perry '55 
Alice Curtis Brown '48° 
Marilyn Miller Carlton '47° 

(LeCompte, La.) 
Grace Julian Norton '40 
Edna Earle Richardson Stinson '39 
Isabella Leary '33° 

If your class does not yet have an 
agent, or if you might be interested in 
assuming a current agent's spot (the 
minimum term being two years), please 
don't hesitate to call me or any Alumni 
Board member for further information. 

"indicates a reunion in 1983; '47, '48, 
& '49 will be clustered, as will '67, "68, 
& '69. 

Foreign language requirement — To bf 

The October faculty meeting may be a 
decisive one for the Department of For- 
eign Languages. 

If all goes according to schedule, the 
Educational Policy Committee will be 
presenting to the faculty (for a vote) a 
proposal that all Centenary students* be 
required to earn six hours credit in a 
foreign language in order to graduate. 
The recommendation comes from the 
President's Ad Hoc Committee on Curri- 
culum Study, a committee formed last 
year to study all aspects of the core curri- 
culum. Centenary had not had a college- 
wide foreign language requirement 
since 1970, when the national trend, 
even at liberal arts colleges, was to drop 
most required courses from the core 

Last year, there was much debate at 
Centenary over a foreign language re- 
quirement, when a similar proposal was 
brought to the faculty and narrowly 
defeated. This year, the proponents of 
the plan would definitely like to see it 


"Every Ivy League school except 
Brown University has a foreign language 
requirement now," said Dr. Arnold 
Penuel, professor of Spanish. "The trend 
in the '70s to drop requirements is defi- 
nitely being reversed. Even the federal 
government is encouraging more study 
of foreign languages — it's in the nation- 
al interest to do so." 

In the meantime, individual depart- 
ments can and do require their majors to 
take a certain amount of a foreign lan- 
guage: geology - one year; history and 
political science - two years; English - 
three years of one language or two years 
each of two languages; art - two years; 
philosophy - two years ; theatre/speech - 
six hours; music/voice/organ perfor- 
mance - 6-8 hours; biology (BA degree) - 
one year; religion - one year; chemistry 
(BA degree) - one year; and social studies 
education - one year. 

"Foreign languages have continued to 
be important for these majors," said Dr. 
Dorothy Gwin, dean of the College. 

"Exceptions: Students majoring in the 
3/2 computer science and pre-engineer- 
ing program and those majoring in music 
education would be exempt from the 
foreign language requirement in the cur- 
proposal because of the large number of 
technical and professional requirements 
in those areas. 


"Certainly for the music performance 
majors, languages are important. In 
some of the other areas the vocabulary of 
the academic field is better understood if 
there exists a familiarity with the lan- 
guage basic to the particular field." 

Foreign language has always been 
part of the curriculum at Centenary 
College. In the earliest days - the late 
1820's - the academic program was 
solidly classic : all students were required 
to study Latin and Greek. Indeed, many 
formal addresses at graduation were 
given in Latin. 

During the 1840s when the College 
enrollment swelled to 300, rivaling Har- 
vard University's, the only major curric- 
ulum change made by the College allowed 
"in peculiar cases" the substitution of 
two modern languages for the require- 
ment of proficiency in Latin and Greek. 
To emphasize the view of the Board and 
the faculty that such a program was less 
demanding than the arts curriculum, 
they called the new arrangement the 
"Scientific Course," and worded the 
diploma awarded for completing it in 
English rather than in Latin. 

Today, the Foreign Language Depart- 
ment offers instruction in French, 
Spanish, German, Latin, and New Testa- 
ment Greek. Italian and Russian have 
been taught in recent years. 

The faculty includes full-time profes- 
sors Arnold Penuel (Spanish), Vickie 
Gottlob (French), and Johnson Watts 
(German), and part-time professors 
Edward J. Crawford III (Greek), Lynda 
Weems (Spanish), and Lidia Wilson 

"We teach modern languages so that 
our students can speak them," explained 
Dr. Gottlob, who also serves as chairman 
of the department. "This is a change 
from the traditional way of teaching stu- 
dents which concentrates on reading and 
grammar. We also try to teach a lot about 
the culture of the country, and we en- 
courage and help our students to study 

Opportunities for foreign study are 

CODOFIL, the Council for the Devel- 
opment of French in Louisiana, provides 
scholarships for summer study in France 
and year-long study in Belgium. There 
are programs for study in Quebec; Inter- 
im classes at the Instituto Allende in San 
Miguel de Allende Guanajuato, Mexico, 
and any number of programs offered 
through the Southern College-Universi- 

ty Union (SCUU) or through other insti 

A rare opportunity for Centenary stu- 
dents is the frequent chance for contact 
with foreign students who come to Cente 
nary to study, either in the English Lan 
guage Center or in the regular academic 
program. This year, there are approxi- 
mately 65 students from 15 foreign 
countries including Venezuela, India, 
Thailand, Yugoslavia, and Canada. A 
regular time for conversation and camars 
derie for Hispanic students and Ameri- 
can students studying Spanish is twice- 
weekly lunches in the cafeteria — one 
day speaking only English; the othei 
only Spanish. 

The relationship of the Foreign 
Language Department and the com- 
munity is a good one, and helps to 
illustrate the functions of foreign lang- 
uages in our society. 

Community Service 

Professor Watts has provided 
numerous translation services to mem-i 
bers of the community, including The j 
Shreveport Journal and rhost recently to 
a petroleum landman buying property ii 
Arkansas from a Swiss owner. One of Dii 
Gottlob's biggest projects was trans- 
lating into French the operating manm> 
machinery going to Algeria. And Dr. 
Penuel, who also serves as a translator 
acted as a consultant to the Louisiana 
Board of Regents in its evaluation of the 
Spanish program at LSU in Shreveport 
last year. 

The faculty of the Department c. 
Foreign Languages also participate i 
and contribute to the large world of 
scholarship in their respective fields. Ii 
recent years Department faculty hav 
received two National Endowment for 
"the Humanities Fellowships: Dr. Gottlo 
for study at Columbia; Dr. Penuel, at 
Yale. Members of the Department parti 
cipate in a variety of professional 
activities and contribute frequently to 
scholarly journals. 

"The practical value of knowing a 
foreign language increases every day,". 
Dr. Penuel said. "The student with a 
major in business who also knows 
another language has a real competitive 
edge in the job market." 

Even if a student doesn't major in a 
foreign language, the professors feel thf 
his or her limited study of a language pr 
vides a means of expanded intellectua 
horizons and sympathies toward peopl 
in another culture. "Foreign language 


not to be? 

udy helps a student learn to go from the 
lown to the unknown, which is a 
indamental goal of the liberal arts edu- 
ition, " Dr. Penuel said. 
But right now, it's the unknown vote 
at the foreign language professors 
ould like to have known. 

time out 

Dr. R.E. White couldn't keep his mind 
his work that hot day in May, 1954. 
-Ie was too excited about the first trip 
t he and his modern language students 

i uld be making to the Instituto Tecno- 
ico in Monterrey, Mexico. It was the 
t time that Centenary College had 
■r offered a study program in a foreign 
ommodore Penn Leary Carroll, di- 
tor of public relations at the Mexican 
versity, had called Dr. White earlier 
he year to set up the program . He had 

nkrd of "Senor Blanco's" involvement 

»»h Centenary's program for Mexican 
1 South American students — some 
Latin Americans had come to Shreve- 
t and Centenary the summer before, 
"he program in Monterrey would be 
ch like the one Dr. White had provided 
his visiting students. Classes would 
offered in teh arts, social sciences, and 
guages; housing and meals would 

b shared with the native students. 
It was really a great program," Mrs. 

^ ite remembered. "Dr. White loved all 
students, and in the 10 years that he 

i(k groups to Monterrey, we always 
a wonderful time." 
l 1965 after Dr. White's retirement, 
Leroy Vogel took over the program, 
ch now allowed high school students 
larticipate. Dr. and Mrs. Vogel had 
)mpanied the group since 1960; the 
lership transition was an easy one. 

Cirses were expanded to include 

anaeology, folklore, government and 

la , Spanish and Latin American litera- 

tip, and Spanish and Latin American 

[he Vogels continued to take the 

Ribp until 1970, the year before Dr. 

V ;el's death, and the last year of Cente- 
r's participation at the Instituto. 
oday, the sky's the limit on foreign 
el/study opportunities for Centenary 
lents — thanks to the groundwork 
by Dr. R.E. White and Dr. Leroy 

Foreign language professors' smiles brighten the language lab where many an hour is 
spent perfecting communication skills. Professors in the Department include (left to 
right) Dr. Vickie Gottlob, chairman of the Department; Dr. Arnold Penuel; Mrs. Lynda 
Weems, and Mr. Johnson Watts, who also served as the College's registrar. 

Go places with Centenary 

If you like to travel and if you like to 
learn, one of Centenary's Interim 
courses may be just the thing for you. 

Offered during the month of January 
between the fall and spring semesters, 
the Interim courses are concentrated 
studies not normally offered during the 
year for credit or non-credit. 

Open to Centenary students, alumni, 
and other members of the community, 
the classes require early registration; 
deadline for signing up is Nov. 23. 

Business of Professional Sports 
(Business 1-99) — Dr. Harold Christen- 
sen will teach this course in Boston and 
on the Centenary campus. 

Close-up of an American Corporation 
(History/Political Science 1-99)- 
Sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson 
National Fellowship Foundation, this 

course will be taught by Dr. Royce Shaw 
in Toledo, Ohio. 

Airborne Training (Military Science 
1-99) — Capt. Rick Foster will teach 
this three-week intensive training course 
at Ft. Benning, Ga. The course will 
consist of physical training and instruc- 
tion in the proper use and maintenance 
of a parachute. 

Air Assault Training (Military Science 
I-99B) — Capt. Foster will also teach this 
course which will consist of rigorous 
physical training and instruction in air- 
mobile tactics in Ft. Knox, Ky. 

Professional Theatre (Theatre/ 
Speech 1-99) — Prof. Robt. Buseick will 
take a minimum of six students to view 
professional theatre in the two greatest 
English-speaking theatre centers of the 
world: New York and London. 

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Graduates and 

Total alumni of record: 8265. Since j 
1921, 5625 young men and women j 
(68.5% of all former students) have 
earned undergraduate degrees from the 
College. The five leading areas of stud] 
in terms of numbers of degrees awarded 

Sciences (biology, chemistry, engineei I 
ing, geology, math, natural science, i 
physics): 108 

Business-related (accounting, busines:] 
commerce, economics, finance): 104 

Social Sciences (history, government 
political science, psychology, sociol- 
ogy): 98 

Education (education, secondary ed. 
elementary ed.): 94 

English and Humanities (Bible liter- 
ature, Christian ed., English, human 
ities, journalism, liberal arts, literary 
course, philosophy, religion): 79 

Non-graduates who attended and were 
enrolled for at least one year in a degree 
program account for the balance (31.5% 

Men and Women 

The ratio of men and women overall 1 
roughly even ( 1 3 : 1 2 ) - one f actor contri- 
buting to a traditionally rich social life. I: 
f act , today , fully 2 1 % of Centenary alun 
ni are married to each other! In other 
words, the chances, historically, of meet 
ing a future mate as a Centenary studen 
are better than one in five. 

At any given time, roughly 10% of 
alumni of record are on "lost" status, 
primarily due to lack of notice when 
moving. College graduates exhibit 
higher-than-average mobility in an al- 
ready mobile society — during the pas 
decade, roughly 20% of the U.S. popu 
lation moved every year. 

(Note: Research restricted to living 
alumni, classes of 1921 through 1981. 
Figures date from June 1, 1982.) 


Research conducted during 1982 has 
d to the assembly of a clearer picture of 

ntenary's "product" — her alumni — 
'elding some notable charts, facts, and 

Geographic Distribution of Alumni 

Spring, 1982 



Nearly 40% (3265) of all former students reside within 25 miles (152). In addition, a total of 26 alumni are currently working and 

of the College. Other major population concentrations are in the living abroad in places as diverse as South Africa, Yugoslavia, 

following metropolitan areas: Houston (439), Dallas/Ft. Worth Argentina, India, Samoa, Italy, and West Germany. 
(295), New Orleans (2 19), Baton Rouge (183), and Longview/Tyler 

Geographic Distribution of Students 

Representing 25 states, undergraduate students at Centenary, the^ were from foreign countries, among them the Netherlands, Yugo 
classes of 1982-'85, totaled 1260 in the spring of 1982. A full 80 r r of slavia, Venezuela, and Australia, 
the students were Louisiana residents. An additional 19 students 



Betty Vogel 

Dr. Paris Leary 

One of Paris Leary s most memorable professors at Centenary 
was the late Bryant Davidson, "a man of great integrity who intro- 
duced me to the life of the mind." 

For Paris, at Centenary, that translated into memberships in 
Sigma Tau Delta, Phi Sigma Iota, the French Club, Canterbury 
Club, Alpha Chi, Alpha Sigma Pi, Kappa Alpha, Who's Who, the 
Dramatics Club, the Prix d'Excellence given by the French 
government for his translations of French poetry, The Atlantic 
Monthly poetry prize, and an English degree awarded cum laude 
in 1951. 

The M. J. Suksdorf Scholarship enabled Paris to earn his 
doctorate at the University of Oxford, England, before he re- 
turned to the United States to teach. In 1965, he was awarded a 
Fulbright professorship at the University of Leicester, England, 
where he was named co-ordinator of the American Studies Pro- 
gram, the position he holds today. 

This month, Paris's sixth book — The Other Side of the River — 
will be published. He has also written a cookbook, an anthology of 
contemporary poetry which has sold more than 75,000 copies and 
is the standard for American students, and a three-act play, "A 
Rushing of Wings." He is currently working on a three-volume 
History of American Literature. 

Paris has been named to Who's Who in American Letters, Who's 
Who in British Universities, and Who's Who in British Education. 

What an introduction to life! 

Betty Vogel, travel, and Centenary College are as much a team j 
as bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes. 

Daughter of the late Dr. Broox C. Garrett, one-time Centenai 
football coach and team physician, and wife of the late Dr. Leroy 
Vogel, a former dean of the College and longtime chairman of the 
Department of History, Betty X'44, has always been part of the 
Centenary family. And her children, Garrett and Betsy, have 
carried on that tradition. 

As a young bride, Betty lived in Germany, where Leroy worked 
for the State Department. The travel bug had bitten. 

When they returned to the United States and Centenary 
College, the Vogels volunteered to take over retiring Professor 
R. E. White's study trips to Monterrey, Mexico. A few years later, 
they began offering tours and travel opportunities to Centenary I 
alumni; and in between, Betty was busy organizing tours for high 
school and college-aged girls, as well as for Shreveport club 

Today, she writes a travel column for The (Shreveport) Timet 
and takes church groups plus eight or nine other tours each year oi 
trips within the United States and abroad. "And I've never lost 
anyone yet," she said with a big smile. 

Betty has also been active with the Junior League, Delta Delta 
Delta sorority, the American Cancer Society, American Red 
Cross, Shreveport Beautification, and Glen Oaks Home for the 

That's teamwork. 




OM RICHARDSON '39, owner of Richardson 
eal Estate Agency, died in August after a short 
ness. TOMMY, who is survived by his wife, 
OROTHY, and son TOM, was assistant busi- 
es manager at Centenary in 1948 and 1949 
id business manager in 1950 and 1951 before 
ling into the real estate business. 


ARIE SPIVEY X'40 received the most hon- 

(i recognition to be attained at the U.S. 
'my Engineer Waterways Experiment Station 
/ES) when she was selected to the Gallery of 
stinguished Civilian Employees. MARIE 
rved as chief of the library branch of the 
■clinical Information Center and retired in 
80 after 30 years of federal service. She was 
ponsible for the production of the WES 
icrothesaurus of Scientific and Technical 
rms, a collection of 10,000 terms used in 
formation retrieval in the Department of the 
ray. She was also chosen as WES Woman oi 
Year in 1979. 


en elected to the board oi directors oi Pio- 
erBank and Trust Co. MRS. FLORSHEIM, 
sident of the Florsheim Company, a Shreve- 
rt general contracting firm, is also a director 
Northwest Louisiana Insurance Delta Pic- 
es. Inc. 

ICILLE GIBSON MASON '46 and husband 
iNNETH are living in Metairie. LUCILLE 
ches piano in her home, and KENNETH 
irks at the main post office in New Orleans. 
CILLE would enjoy hearing from Centenary 
ms in the New Orleans Metropolitan area 
d feels "it would be great to have an alumni 
lpter here." 


■ntenary Trustee TOM MATHENY. an 

orney in Hammond, was honored at the First 
AC in Shreveport lor his outstanding service 
the Church throughout the years, the first 
re an individual has been honored by the 
nference. The Conference dedicated a schol- 
ihip to Centenary in his name, and the 
(men's Society of Christian Services dedi- 
ed a funding ot a missionary overseas in MR. 
VTHENY's name. MR. MATHENY was also 
ently elected to serve an unprecedented 
ond term as president of the Judicial Coun- 

ANTON FRAZAR '56 was awarded his Cen- 
'iary Bachelor of Science degree in natural 

-mce alter a lapse of 27 years. MR. FRAZAR, 
tector of the distinguished New Orleans His- 
Hcal Collection, left Centenary in 1955 with- 
< graduating although he had 142 hours. In 
i ing the award, President Donald Webb 
Me that MR. FRAZAR has achieved distinc- 
tji in his profession, and it will be an honor 
lj the College to be able to list him officially 

ong her graduates. 

LL K. "BILL'' NORTON, JR., X'59 played 
' lead role in Shreveport's Little Theatre pro- 

tion of "Tribute." This was his debut in 
al theater since he moved to Shreveport 
m Lubbock, where he won several acting 
ards in community theater. Summer theater- 

rs were entertained by BILL in the role of 
1. Brown" in the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse 
Dduction of "The Unsinkable Molly Brown." 


Many, many thanks to 1928 graduate Zollie 
Bennett for the gift of a most-prized possession 
- his Centenary scrapbook. It is filled with 
such treasures as photographs and newspaper 
clippings of the 1925 football team (better 
known as "The Wrecking Crew"), cheer- 
leaders, beauties, the Carnival King and 
Queen, faculty and staff, "table hops, and 
even a shot of Shreveport's Strand Theatre the 
day before it opened in 1925. A two-time let- 
terman, "Zuppke," as Zollie was nicknamed, 
was part of the football team which included 
such all-time greats as "Big Boy Cal Hubbard; 
"Man-O-War" Glenn Letteer; "Mexico" Bard 
Ferral; "The Boy Wonder" Jake Hanna; and 
Coach "Bo" McMillan, whom the Boston Ad- 
vertiser described as a "gentleman, football 
star, and coach, who sees nothing but victory 
for Centenary." The scrapbook will be housed 
in the Cline Room of Magale Library, where 
visitors can browse through it tor a remarkable 
trip down memory lane. 


FULLER X'63, and their two children, AMY 
and BETH, were honored by the Gainesville 
Junior Woman's Club as the 1982 Family of the 
Year. DR. BAZER, a professor of reproductive 
physiology in the animal science department at 
the University of Florida, was named Alpha 
Zeta "Teacher of the Year" and has won the 
"Physiology Award," the highest honor in his 
field. ANN, assistant librarian at the Univer- 
sity of Florida research library, is also involved 
with the Garden Club, the Woman's Club, Girl 
Scouts, and the United Way, and has served as 
a president of the Junior Woman's Club. 
Daughters AMY and BETH are both honor stu- 
dents. AMY is a ballerina, and has performed 
the Nutcracker for the Civic Ballet for five 
years, and BETH is a gymnast and musician. 

DR. JOHN L. HOOKER '66 has just had his 
first musical drama produced by the Center 
City Commission, the Downtown, Dream Ma- 
chine, and the Playhouse on the Square at Cal- 
vary Church in Memphis, where he is organist/ 
choirmaster. The 150th Anniversary celebra- 
tions show, "The Clown of God," is based on 
the book of the same name by Tomie de Paola. 

JIM MONTGOMERY '68, editorial page editor 
of The ( Shreveport) Times, was chosen by the 
Greater Shreveport Music Teachers Association 
to receive its 1982 Cultural Award for out- 
standing achievement to the advancement of 
music in the community by a non-member. Ac- 
cording to a seventy-year-old grandmother fan, 
JIM is also the "most beautiful voice" answer- 
ing the telephone calls in the column, "Tell The 

M. EVAN LINDSAY '68 has been elected a 
principal in the international accounting firm of 
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. He is a manager 
in the management consulting department spe- 
cializing in human resources, executive search, 
and executive compensation practice. 


husband FLOYD became the parents of ELIZA- 
the director of the medical and dental library at 
Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., 
and FLOYD is in his fourth year of studies at 
the University of Health Sciences. 

STEPHEN M. LAZARUS, MD '75 completed 
his plastic surgery residency at Vanderbilt in 
June and is going into private practice in Spar- 
tanburg, S.C. STEPHEN and wife HOLLY 
have two daughters. 

Reunion news gathered from the Class of 

LINDA KAY AVERY (KATIE) spent three 
years in advertising and is now attending law 
school at LSU-BR. 

DR. STEVE ARCHER is a surgical residenl in 
Oklahoma City. 

RICHARD lived in Germany after her gradua- 
tion while RICHARD was in the Air Force. 
Now they are living in Kansas, where she takes 
care of their two children, and he works tor 

Alter graduation from Northwestern University 
Medical School, MICHAEL W. BROWN and 
wife GAIL moved to Durham, where he just 
completed two years of general surgery at 
Duke and is now in a four-year program in uro- 
logic surgery. 

GLENNA CLARK FALLIN is an attorney in 
Baton Rouge. She and husband RUSSELL are 
awaiting the birth of their first child this fall. 

ROBERT COLLINS, news editor for The 
Lindale News, has served as president of the 
East Texas Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

PAM COPELAND MILLER taught elementary 
school for almost tour years. She and husband 
PAUL are expecting their second child in Octo- 

DAVID DEUFEL reported "that he has spent 
his entire time since graduation at the Ameri- 
can University in Washington, DC, earned a 
master's degree in political science, and worked 
as an instructor in American government while 
completing his doctoral dissertation. 

BOB DODSON, an attorney with the Texar- 
kana firm of Wheeler, Graham, Wyrick, Good- 
ing, and Morris, is licensed to practice in both 
Arkansas and Texas. 

"JUDGE" EDWARDS is assistant manager of 
Vermilion Corp., a wetlands management 
concern in Abbeville, where he lives with wife 
ELIZABETH. He attended the National 
Outdoor Leadership School in Kenya. 

After years at the LSU Medical Center in New 
Orleans, dentist CHRIS ERICKSON and wife 
DINAH have returned to Shreveport. CHRIS 
reports that he has learned to fly and has 
worked for a radio station doing the traffic 

MICHAEL FISHER worked as a teaching 
assistant at Baylor while working on his 
master's degree. He also taught at a lycee in 
Angers, France, while studying French. He is 
currently working as a commercial lines under- 

JANET FREEMAN is with H.T. Ardinger 
Import Co., and recently became the junior 
high youth director at Plymouth Park Methodist 
Church in Irving, Tex. 

JAN GRESHAM HAM, assistant controller for 
King Coal Company in Shreveport, is chairman 
of the Career Development Committee and is 
on the Board of Directors of the Centenary 
Alumni Association. 

In Shreveport CHUCK HORNE has been an 
insurance agent with State Farm since 1976. 

New Orleans physician JOHN C. HOWARD 
received the Louisiana Pathology Society 
Award in 1982. JOHN has done research for 
the LSU-S Medical Center and has represented 
medical students in Washington, D.C. 


1970s (cont.) 

VINCE ISNER and wife BRENDA 77 are 
living in Venetia, Pa., where VINCE is a 
consultant with Community Mental Health 
Center and is host of a weekly children's 
television program called "Kidsburg" on WPZI- 
TV in Pittsburg. BRENDA is the director of 
activities and volunteer services at a retirement 

HANCOCK MEYERS '76 live in Shreveport 
with their son, AUSTIN LOGAN. DON is a 
CPA. and EMILY is a school teacher. 

LOU MORGAN moved to Dallas this year and 
is now working as a Dividend Accounts Recon- 
ciler with the Mercantile National Bank. 

BOB ROBINSON, an attorney and landman, is 
presently running U.S. operations for a Cana- 
dian oil company. Wile ANGIE is director ol 
social services at South Community Hospital in 
Oklahoma City. 


manager of the South Park Selber's in Shreve- 
port, where she lives with husband RANDY. 

RANDALL WALKER is a real estate broker 
and developer in Harahan, La. 

ANN WARD BEAN and husband BOBBY are 
the parents of two daughters. ANNE has taught 
elementary school for six years in Newton, 
Texas, but the family lives in Bon Wier. 

From the Church Careers Newsletter - 
CALVIN •JEFF" DUKE '77 and wife 
BARBARA SMITH DUKE have returned to 
Monroe, where JEFF' is associate pastor at First 
UMC, and BARBARA will be the pastor ol 
Asbury UMC in West Monroe. 

Reunion news from the Class of 1977: 
querque when husband DAVID finished law 
school and began his practice. They enjoy 
camping, back-packing, and snowskiing. 

ANNA D. ASLIN, an independent geologist, is 
active in the theater community in Shreveport. 

underwriter trainee for St. Paul Insurance Co., 
and moved to Lubbock, where she married 
LESLIE in 1980. They are the parents ol two 
children, LESLIE and ADAM. 

GEORGE BAZONE and wile MARIE are the 
parents of four children. GEORGE is the 
director of adult and family ministries at First 
UMC in Stuart, Fla., and director of rustic 
camping in the Florida UM Conference. 

MARY HELEN BROWN received her Ph.D. in 
speech communication from the University of 
Texas in May. She authored eight conference 
papers and received graduate student conven- 
tion paper awards. 

lecturer in the department of English at the 
University of Pennsylvania, where she is work- 
ing on her Ph.D. in English. JEANNE and 
JOHN A. REESMAN were married in 
Shreveport on Aug. 14. 

SID DAVIS, director of music at the First UMC 
in Carland, toured as a singer/instrumentalist 
with Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians tor 
two years. On moving to the Dallas area, he 
worked for Neiman-Marcus. He and wife 
CINDY SCOTT DAVIS 73 are the parents 
of a son, TAYLOR SCOTT. 

DANA DUTCHER CLARK is a teacher cur- 
rently working towards her master's degree. 
She and husband BRAD live in Kilgore. 


The Louisiana Office ol State Parks is in 
the process of restoring the old Centenary 
College in Jackson, La., which will be oper- 
ated as a state commemorative area. Deb- 
bie Woodiel, State Parks Archaeologist, and 
others in the office are searching for 
historical documents such as letters and 
diaries which refer to Centenary, as well as 
furnishings or other memorabilia related to 
the Jackson campus, 1825-1907. They are 
not necessarily seeking donations of docu- 
ments or objects; they would simply like 
to obtain the information they contain. 

II you have any information on the old 
College, please contact Debbie at the Lou- 
isiana Office ol State Parks, P.O. Drawer 
1111, Baton Rouge. La. 7082 1 . 

JOY FAIR completed her master of arts degree 
in music and is now a piano teacher at Nicholls 
State University. 

LINDA FANNON has been working at Chil- 
dren's Hospital in Cincinnati as a resident in 
pediatrics after graduation from Vanderbilt 
University Medical School. 

JOHN W. -JACK" FIND. Vanderbilt Law grad, 
is planning to sit for the Arkansas bar exam. He 
expect their first child this tall. 

GAIL ANN HAMILTON received her master 
of arts degree from the University of Chicago. 
She is a health planner for the city of Houston 
health department and formerly worked as a 
research associate lor United Way. 

JOE HARDT is an attorney with a Dallas firm 
specializing in corporate and securities law. 

Travel agent KIM HUGHENS KERNS moved 
to the outskirts of St. Louis when husband 
DF'NNIS was transferred with Frontier Air- 

teacher in Crowley, La. She and husband 
SHELBY have been traveling to France, Italy, 
Hawaii, and Canada. 

DAVID PENRI-EVANS went to the University 
ol Wales and gained the post graduate certifi- 
cate in education. He taught music at Victoria 
College, Jersey (Channel Islands). DAVID is in 
graduate school at LSU-BR. 

and son RYAN live in New Orleans, where 
GARY is a credit analyst with E.F. Hutton 

ANDY SHEHEE is the associate director of ad- 
missions at Centenary and has been with the 
admissions office over four years. 

DAVID live in Choudrant. La., where she is an 
executive secretary at the Dubach State Bank. 
MELOYDE is working on a master's degree in 
management/ marketing. 

teacher at Southfield School in Shreveport tor 
the past four years, is married to NOLAN 
SHAW, JR. 75. 

STAN moved to Baton Rouge in August. VIR- 
GINIA plans to attend LSU to begin studies on 
a master's degree in social work. 

More news from Church Careers — 

STEWART MARSHALL 78 was ordained at 
the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Shreveport 
in June. JOE DOWLING 79 is entering Meth- 
odist Theological School in Ohio this tall. RON 

MYERS 79 will enter Iliff School of Theolop, ■ 
this fall, also. 

JOANNE AUSTIN HARRIS 79 is part of th, 
television staff at First Methodist Church in 
Shreveport. The church has launched a satelt 
program to be beamed all over North and 
South America, and JOANNE is responsible 
much ot the program taping. 

JAYNE TRAMMELL-KELLY 79 received tl 
John Q. Schisler Graduate Award from the 
Board of Higher Education and Ministry, 
awarded to outstanding graduate students ii 
Christian education. 

ANDREA MARTIN 79 presented "And the 
Lady Sings the Blues," sponsored by the 
Shreveport Regional Arts Council and the 
Family Social Club. ANDREA is directing tl 
musical portion of the "Poor Man's Supper,' 
which is held annually in Shreveport. 

BETSY BOYD 79, a Caddo parish teacher 
with her own dance studio, keeps trim by le' 
ing dancercize classes and country-western 
dances and lessons at Centenary. 

PAUL VERNON GRIFFITH 79 is a musici; 
and drummer for "A-Train." 

SUSIE SUBLETT MARTIN and her husband 
MATTHEW live in Houston, where SUSIE i ' 
physical education teacher at River Oaks Ba 
tist Church School. 

Methodist minister TERRY W. SWAN is a d 
toral candidate in education at Vanderbilt. I 
and wile LINDA live in Bowling Green, Ky. 
and are raising two children. 

MIKE WARNER, an environmental chemist 
St. Louis with Monsanto Agricultural Produc 
is writing his thesis for a Ph.D. in organic 
chemistry at Indiana University. 

MARY YOUNG WALKER taught school for 
five years before "retiring" to take care of h 
their new son, JOSEPH WOODS, JR. 

News from the Reunion ol the Class of 197PB 

MIKE BROYLES, who completed LSU-S Me 
cal School, has started a tour-year residency 
radiology at the LSU hospital. 

Alter finishing medical school at Bowman G 
in Winston-Salem, GREG BRADEN and will 
DEBBIE moved to Galveston, where GREG 
will begin a three-year residency in internal 
medicine at the University of Texas Medical 

CATHY BUSCH is completing her Ph.D. in 
personality psychology at Johns Hopkins Un 
versity in Baltimore. 

NANCY COOPER completed her master ol 
music degree and is now finishing up work 
Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the East™ 
School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. 

U.S. naval officer DALE COTTONGIM is s 
tioned in Athens, Ga. 

PAT moved to Baton Rouge. RITA is a 
Christian education assistant and has certifii 
tion in special education in addition to certi I 
tion as a YMCA gymnastics instructor. 

Certified public accountant DAN EDMUNI 
practicing in the tax department of Arthur 
Anderson and Co. in New Orleans. 

AMANDA GARRET EARLY is an auditor 
a CPA firm in Lubbock, where husband JIIS 
a junior medical student at Texas Tech Uni 
sitv Health Sciences Center. 


1970s (cont.) 

BARC instructor MARTY GRIFFITH wrote, 
since leaving Centenary, I have taken a 
aging tour, worked as a secretary, sung regu- 
i rly at Steak and Lobster, and worked as a 

id-day and news announcer on KMBQ." 

ERRY GROGAN HALPIN received a bache- 
r of nursing degree from the University of 
incinnati and is a registered nurse in a special 
re unit. Husband JOHN is a bank manager in 

rector of youth ministries and a youth choir 
rector at a Methodist church in Jackson. She 
ans on finishing a degree in business after 
lsband PERRY 76 finishes his pediatrics resi- 
ncy next June. 


ited from LSU-S Medical Center in May, is 
irting a diagnostic radiology residency at 
eveland Clinic. 

edical School in Shreveport, where she lives 
th husband FRANK. 

LEEN MARTIN is a singer at the Boca Raton 
>tel and Club. She earned a master's degree 
vocal performance from Florida State Uni- 
rsity in Tallahassee. 

UMCY A. MATTHEWS WARD and husband 
IOMAS live in Los Angeles. NANCY is a 
)duate student and teaching assistant in soci- 
igy at UCLA and is actively involved with a 
itical organization, the Democratic Socialists 

■ owners of Leon's Smoked Turkey, a barbe- 
restaurant with two locations and one fran- 
se store — all in Shreveport. 

M McDANIEL bartended for four years and 
low studying for a master's degree in corn- 
ier science at USL in Lafayette. He started a 
ching assistantship this summer. 

Cincinnati, GAIL MARIE NOLTE works in 
rket research for Proctor and Gamble. She 

received a master's degree in planning 
m the University of Cincinnati. 

CK M. O'DELL was ordained as an elder at 

Louisiana Conference of the UMC in June 

is also the associate minister at University 

MC in Lake Charles. JACK and wife KAREN 

/e one daughter, RACHEL. 

>BIN LINCOLN DENT is a children's choir 
ector. She and husband KARL are the 


1 RRY HOLDER 79 live in Oklahoma City, 
'ere MOLLY is a social worker in South 
'immunity Hospital. She completed her mas- 
ts in social work at the University of Denver. 
IRRY is the chaplain and minister of Presby- 
•ian Hospital 


tned to school as a student at LSU-BR in the 
• lool of Library and Information Sciences. 

HN MAUMUS HOPKINS and husband 
TER live in New Orleans and are the 
lhnts of PETER, JR. JEAN has taught nurs- 
school, kindergarten, and fifth grade. 

IE McKINZIE received his master of divinity 
<^ree from Emory University in Atlanta and is 
>wa United Methodist minister at the Church 
the Servant in Oklahoma City. 

husband ROBERT work lor Day and Night 
Communications in Sacramento, where JAYNE 
is a customer service representative. 

Elementary for two years. VICKIE, husband 
HAL, and daughter SARA live in Bossier City, 
where VICKIE owns a dancing school. 

RICHARD A. RYBA, a nuclear medicine tech- 
nologist supervisor, is attending graduate school 
in Tulane in biomedical engineering. He is mar- 
ried to ANN GREENOUGH 79. 

DAVID SCHALLER. wife PATTY, and their 
two children live in Lake Village, Ark., where 
DAVID is the pastor ol First Presbyterian 
Church. DAVID attended Iliff School of Theol- 
ogy and received a master of divinity degree 
from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. 

GREER live in Shreveport, where NASSER is 
vice president ol Computer Professionals, Inc. 

DEBORAH S. STAPLES is stationed in 
Memphis undergoing naval aviation technical 
training to be a certified air controlman. 



July 1, 1982 




May, 1982 


July 3, 1982 


(Mrs. William C.) X'50 July 14, 1982 


July 18, 1982 


July 12, 1982 


May 28, 1982 


July 1, 1982 


C48)Sept. 19, 1982 


('57 & '58) June 12, 1982 


C39) August, 1982 


KATHY TURNER '80 is the new director of 
student activities at Centenary. Prior to return- 
ing to Shreveport, KATHY worked with the 
Board of Global Ministries of the United 
Methodist Church in Brownsville, Tex. 

BRENT D. HENLEY '80, Director of Commer- 
cial College of Shreveport, is currently working 
on his master's in human relations at Louisiana 

JANET L. VAUGHT '81 is an instructor in 
word processing at Commercial College of 

TONY announced the arrival of their daughter, 
LINDA KIMBERLY RENEE, born on Aug. 6. 
LINDA is a second year graduate student in 
chemistry at the University of New Orleans. 

Attention sports fans! Centenary baseball play- 
"ANDY" WATSON X'82 have been drafted by 
the Pittsburg Pirates. 

ORAH LOUISE SMITH were married in Hous- 
ton on July 24. GREG is the new assistant bas- 
ketball coach at Centenary. 

The Church Careers Newsletter relates the fol- 
lowing news about the Christian Education 
graduates of 82. JOANNE COOK is the new 
director of Christian Education at First UMC in 
Homer. MARK EVANS is the Director of 
Youth Ministries at University UMC in Lake 
Charles. DANA MATHEWSON will attend 
Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, 
and MARK STEELE has enrolled in Garrett 
Seminary in Evanston. LISA McCARTHY has 
accepted a job in Christian Education at 
Williams Memorial Methodist Church in 
Texarkana, and SHAY McNULTY is working 
as youth director in St. Anthony of Padua 
Catholic Church in Eunice. 

CURTIS JACKSON '82 writes from Florida, 
where he is working in a dinner-theatre that 
"Everything is nice. I've been on the beach a 
lot, and I've got a tan." His address is 723 Pine- 
tree Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. 32937. 

LLEY McLEAN BENNET, a geological 
istant with Shell Oil Company, lives with 
iband EDMUND in Kenner, La. 

FALL, 1982 

Oct. 10 Preaching at Haynesville UMC, Haynesville, La. 

Oct. 24 Preaching at First UMC, DeRidder, La. 

Nov. 7 Preaching at University UMC, Lake Charles, La. 

Nov. 9 Alumni Gathering in Midland, Tex. 

Nov. 29 Preaching at Mount Zion UMC, New Orleans, La. 

Nov. 25 Speaking at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Shrevejxtrt, La. 

Dec. 1 Alumni Gathering in Dallas, Tex. 

Dec. 6 Reading "A Child s Christmas in Wales" at Junior League meeting 

Dec. 14 Speaking at luncheon meeting ol American Society of Quality Control, 
Shreveport, La. 

Dec. 16 Luncheon speaker for Christmas party for Shreveport Traffic and Trans- 
portation Organization, Shreveport, La. 

Jan. 19 Speaker at "Woman of the Year" assembly in Longview 

Jan. 21 Convocation of Boards of the United Methodist Church 

Jan. 28 Alumni Gathering in Texarkana 

Feb. 1-2 National Association of Colleges & Universities of the United Methodist 

Feb. 6 Preaching at New Iberia UMC, New Iberia, La. 

Feb. 10 Reading Poetry at 11:00 a.m. Convocation 

Feb. 24 Speaking to Downtown Kiwanis Club 

Feb. 20 Preaching at Lakeview UMC, Shreveport, La. 

Feb. 26 Speaking at Homecoming and High School Weekend 

Mar. 1 8- 1 9 In New Orleans attending the Cad wallader Lectures and Alumni Gathering 





Shreveport, Louisiana 71104 

Second-class postage paid at Shreveport, 

If II ou receive more than one copy of t 
magazine, please share with a friend, 

Fall registration at Centenary College was a busy one. Over 1490 students 
registered for undergraduate and graduate classes. Their average ACT 
score is three points higher than the national average. 

Dr. David Kimball pauses in the Meadows Museum 
where he is surrounded by many works of art he has 
donated to Centenary over the past 30 years. The Cente- 
nary Collection, shown for the first time as a group, in- 
cludes works by such artists as Toulouse-Lautrec, Marie 
Laurencin, Salvador Dali, Renoir, Utrillo, Mary Cassatt; 
and others. Other donors to the Centenary Collection 
are O. Delton Harrison, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stein '48 
Mrs. Jacques Steinau, Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Whited, Dri I 
and Mrs. E. O. Ford, Chatham H. Reed, Jr. '64, Mrs I 
Harry Brown, Elizabeth Friedenberg '55, Lee G. Truman 
Mrs. Charles Swett, Mrs. O. J. Dykes, and Mr. and Mrs! 
Frank Word '41 and the Gertrude Word estate. 

Freshmen parents and members of the faculty and staff visit during Orientation 

Centenary Women's Club President 
Theresa Meldrum 71 welcomes new 
members to the Membership Coffee held 
in the Meadows Museum last month. All 
women interested in Centenary College 
are urged to join. Dues are $7.50 for a 
new or renewed membership and $100 
for - a life membership. Checks may be 
mailed to Mrs. Nolan G. Shaw, 626 
Forbing Drive, Shreveport, La., 71106. 
The Club has funded many scholarships 
over the years and has also been respon- 
sible for the recent renovation of the 
South Cafeteria. Money is raised through 
membership dues and special events, 
such as the Christmas Boutique and 
Luncheon which will be held Dec. 1 by 
Bynum Commons. 

Looking over the six new tennis courts down by the Gold Dome are members of th(| 
Tennis Steering Committee including (left to right) Dr. Darrell Loyless, vice president oj 
the College; John Meldrum '72, president of the Gents Club; Tennis Coach Jimnrj 
Harrison; Jim Perkins, director of development, and Lee Hogan '66 and Jerry Sawyer 
trustees of the College. The $150,000 tennis complex is one of many improvement 
made on the campus during the summer. 

Winter, 1983 





Homecoming — 
enclosed for 
ticket order 

English Department 



Great Teachers — 
Scholars Fund 
is underway 

Each year, deadlines met and missed, Centenary College students produce a wee 
newspaper, The Conglomerate; a yearbook, The Yoncopin, and hundreds of progrt 
on the campus radio station, KSCL, 91.3 FM. In charge of those activities this year 
(left to right) Todd Moore, editor of The Yoncopin; Bonnie Brown and Leigh Weeks, 
editors of The Conglomerate, and Guy Cassingham, manager of the radio station. (I 
pictured is Alan Irvine, editor of Pegasus, a collection of creative works.) 

On watching 

a teacher — 
A Pulitzer Prize 
winner's view 

What's an 
art director? 

On the cover 

Centenary art instructor Neil Johnson uses this image of the "dish," the- satellite tra:| 
mit and receive antenna at First United Methodist Church in downtown Shreveporlj 
to illustrate the theme of this issue — communication. The dish enables First Churc 
to broadcast programs — many of them featuring Centenary events or faculty — orJ 
its new Alternate View Network (AVN) throughout the North American continent, 
the Shreveport-Bossier area, the network is received on Channel 20 on the Channel 
Selector or cable-ready television set. In other parts of the United States, TV viewe i 
must ask their local cable company for the channel which receives from the Sat Coil 
3 Transponder 18. Wherever you live, you may want to tune in Sunday, Jan. 30, at 
11 a.m. EST for a 30-minute program featuring Centenary College President Dona' 
A. Webb and Head Basketball Coach Tommy Canterbury, who take a look at the 
1982-83 basketball season. The show was produced by JoAnne Harris '79, who is i 
featured on page 7 of this magazine. 

The Centenary College magazine, Cente- 
nary, (USPS 015560) January, 1983, 
Volume 10 No. 3, is published four 
times annually in July, October, January, 
and April by the Office of Public Relations, 
2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, 
Louisiana, 71104. Second Class postage 
paid at Shreveport, La. POSTMASTER: 
Send address changes to Centenary, P.O. 
Box 4188, Shreveport, La. 71104. 

Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progres Jf 
Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off camf j. 

Editor Janie Flournoy 

Special Contributors Don Danvers, Lee Mor; 

Kay: I 

Production Rushing Printing I 

Alumni Director Chris W< I 

Photography Janie Flour j/ 

Aren't You Hungry? 


A day in the life of a New York art director 

io what does a nice young Protestant 
[ i with a sociology degree, eight 
) rs of French and thousands of 

sic lessons do? 

le goes to New York and becomes 
i art director in one of the largest 

ertising agencies in the world. 

That's nice; what's an art director 

I just draw stick figures and turn 
4 in, is my usual explanation. 

dually drawing is only a small 

tof what an art directordoes. His 
lit important task is conceptual 

king. "The great idea.'' "A killer 

lpaign." Inventing those adver- 

mentsyou love (or hate) to watch, 

J or look at. 

he art director generally accom- 

hes this with the help of a copy- 

ter. But the art director is just as 
•(Donsible for writing a headline or 
i'lpt as a writer is for thinking visual- 
All this to entertain, inform, interest, 
ligueand to sell a product, service 


low that we've cleared that up, 

haps the best way to explain what 

rt director does is to describe one 

ly typically untypical days to 


londay morning - 7:30 a.m. The 

m goes off and is immediately 
rdt to 8 a.m. In a semiconscious 
itp, it is not difficult to rationalize 

there is nothing to do in the office 

lat hour of the morning. 

'.:00 a.m. Again the alarm sounds. 

,:45 a.m. - Showered, shaved and 
dssed, I stand on the subway plat- 
[cp recalling the optimistic words of 
wit's-his-name on "Good Morning 
kbrica": "The Metropolitan Transit 
Wjkers Union and the City of New 
Y|< have averted a transit strike, at 
le|t until January. So the subways 
ir buses should be running as ineffi- 
:i'tly as ever this morning. Have a 
ni day." 

ia.m. - The train arrives and 
h I'd reds of people I don't even know 
p; ; themselves like sardines into my 
stvay car. 

(20 a.m. - 1 emerge at Grand 
Cdtral Station gasping for air, and 
in ediately duck into the Croissant 
SI p for black coffee, a raisin danish, 
ar|a New York Times. 

bout 9:25 a.m. - The seventh 
is encouragingly quiet. A glance 
y desk calendar reveals that I 
30 glorious minutes before my 
appointment for the day (more 
it reps later). In the office next to 
, four of my co-art directors and 
rs are recounting how they staked 
the lobby of the Pierre Hotel all 
kend to get a glimpse of Audrey 
burn, and how they plan to crash 

Marshall Taylor 79 earned his masters 
degree in advertising from the Uni- 
versity of Texas at Austin and is 
currently working for ] Walter 
Thompson in New York as an art 
director on the Burger King account. 

the Friar's Club roast of Cary Grant 
at the Waldorf this evening. 

9:45 a.m. - Ten minutes into my 
Times and danish, the phone rings. 
"Can you come in?" -Click- The voice 
of my supervisor has spoken. 

9:46 a.m. -"What are you doing on 
Wednesday?" mumbles the voice 
through a thick cloud of maple bourbon 
pipe smoke. 

"Oh, the same old stuff." 

"Good, you're going to LA to taste 

"Any particular reason?" 

"Burger King is introducing tacos 
into their LA stores, and they want to 
do a campaign. Your assignment, 
should you decide to accept it, is to 
find out if they're edible and how they 
stack up against the competition." 

10:00 a.m. - The phone rings. It's 
an invitation to lunch. A free lunch at 
the Four Seasons (one of the fringe 
benefits of being an art director). 

10: 10 a.m. -Again the phone rings. 
My appointment, a photographer's 
rep, hasarrived. (Reps represent film 
directors, illustrators, photographers, 
and color labs. They exist by the mil- 
lions, and they all want "to work with 
you on your next project ') Fortunately 
this repdoes not tell me her life story 
and is gone in four minutes flat. 

10:14 a.m. - Meanwhile, four 
people have gathered in my office. 
Lori tries to enlist my aid in leading 
the assault on the unsuspecting 
Friar's Club, while Kathy reports that 
Jim (the creative director) hated our 
ideas for the new bacon double cheese- 
burger commercial and wants to see 
something else by four o'clock. Beth 
has returned with the latest art re- 
visions from Blechman( who is simul- 

taneously illustrating eight magazine 
ads and giving us peptic ulcers). And 
Donna, wants to borrow my x-acto 
knife. Kathy hears her phone ring and 
races out of my office. Donna takes 
the knife, and Lori goes to look for 
cookies as Beth and I fret over Blech- 
man's refusal to draw it the way we 
asked him. 

1 1 a.m. - 1 go looking for Kathy who 
is still on the phone. I drag her into the 
conference room where we diligently 
brainstorm to save the bacon double 

Noon - We finally have two ideas 
we like. We race into yet another 
supervisor's office for approval before 
Jim sees them. Greg, our supervisor, 
hates the ideas. Back to the conference 
room. No lunch at the Four Seasons 

1 p.m. - Nothing. Writer's block has 
set in. The creative juices have gone 
sour. We go looking for help - Lori. 
We find her going over the movie 
schedule for the afternoon. After 
bribing her with a few cookies, she 
helps us to break our block and then 
dashes to the 1 :30 feature of "E.T." 
(for the seventh time). 

2:15 p.m. - Armed with three new 
ideas for the bacon double cheese- 
burger commercial, we head for Greg's 
office. On the way, Kathy is inter- 
cepted by Jim, while I am ambushed 
by Linda and Robin. "Can you do me 
a really big favor?" Linda pleads. "I 
need you and Robin to cover this 
recording session for me cause I'm 
really busy and I have three meetings 
at once and I don't know what I'm 
gonna do." 

"What time? I ask. 

"At three." 

"I have to show Jim some re-writes 
for the bacon double cheeseburger 
spot - maybe Kathy can show him. 
On cue, Kathy stumbles out of Jims 
office as if she'd been hit by a tow 
truck. Her lips quiver as tears stream 
down her cheeks. 

"You remember that radio spot for 
the Burger King salad bar we recorded 
last week?" 


"You remember how everyone 
loved it?" 


"You remember how they said it 
was the best radio commercial that 
had ever come out of this agency?" 


"The client just killed it. He hates 


"Yeah, and now I have to write 
another salad spot by tomorrow. By 
the way, the bacon double cheese- 
burger spot is on hold." 

3 p.m. - Recording sessions that 
work are always more fun. Today we 
are recording the 200th version of the 
"Aren't you Hungry" music. My 
stomach refuses to forgive me for 
missing lunch at the Four Seasons. 

6 p.m. -The session is almost over. 
Three hours and 46 takes later, the 
musicians have gone home and we 
are left mixing the 24 separately 
recorded tracks down to four. Linda 
walks in. 

"How's it sound?" 

"Great, play it for her." 

Linda listens critically and says 
"One more time." The recording 
engineer then begins mumbling 
expletives and starts turning colors. 
He has just erased the lead vocalist's 
voice. Dead silence. Rigor mortis sets 
in. Finally I summon up enough 
courage to whisper, "Anybody got 
any idea where the singer might be?" 
Someone says he overheard him 
talking about going for a drink at a 
nearby bar, but didn't remember 
which bar. Linda screams, "Try them 
all; Jim is going to kill me." She picks 
up the phone to call Jim. We decide to 
order out for dinner. 

7:45 p.m. - In drags one smashed 
lead vocalist. We point him towards 
the microphone and tell him to sing. 

9:00 p.m. - We have "a buy." All we 
have to do is mix it again. All eyes are 
on the recording engineer who is 
nervously a voiding all the eyes upon 

1 1 :00 p.m. - Eight hours and $22,000 
later we have a finished track which 
now has to be approved by Jim before 
he leaves for Florida at seven the next 
morning. Linda graciously volunteers 
me to go in early and play it for him. 

1 1 :30 p.m. -As I lock the door of my 
apartment behind me and lunge for 
the bed, I remember the profound 
words of C. Husak, 

In the Ad Game, 

the days are long 

the nights are tough 

and the work is emotionally demanding. 

But it's all worth it. 

Because the rewards, 

are shallow, 

transparent and 


At least now I can sleep soundly. 

By Marshall Taylor 

eep a great teacher teaching 

James L. Fisher, president of the Council for 
Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), 
the largest association of public and private 
educational institutions in the United States, will 
be the keynote speaker at the annual Great 
Teachers-Scholars Fund luncheon at Centenary 

The kickoff luncheon will be held Tuesday, 
Feb. 22, at noon in the South Cafeteria of Bynum 

The Cleveland Press has called Dr. Fisher 
"higher education's number one salesman." He 
has won numerous awards for leadership, 
writing, speaking, citizenship, and teaching; he 
holds five honorary degrees. 

In 1981 he was named Association Educator of 
the Year by the American Society of Association 
Executives; he earned the Distinguished 
Achievement Award for Editorial Writing by the 
Washington Education Press Association and the 
Lord Baltimore Medal for Distinguished Public 
Service in Maryland. 

In the four years of his presidency of CASE, the 
membership has grown by 17 percent to 2,470 
institutions; private support has increased by 
more than 700 percent, and membership partici- 
pation has more than doubled. Dr. Fisher has 
spoken and made media appearances in 48 
states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Canada, 
Mexico, England, Switzerland, Indonesia, and 
Hong Kong. He is the author or editor of three 
books, and has published more than 100 articles 
and papers. He has written over 600 newspaper 
columns, essays, poems, and feature stories. Dr. 
Fisher serves on the boards of more than a dozen 
businesses, hospitals, and civic organizations and 
is a trustee of four colleges. 

From 1969-78 he served as president of 
Towson State University and according to The 
Washington Post, "Fisher helped to change 
Towson from an embattled teachers' college into 
a major university." 

A former Marine, railroad section hand, 
teacher, and tennis professional, Dr. Fisher has 
received many honors. Perhaps the most unusual 
is the Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree awarded 
him in 1974 by Milliken University — where he 
had flunked out twenty-five years earlier. 

Developing mindpower is what 
Centenary does best. Using mindpower 
is what business does best. 

Since 1825, Centenary College has 
helped produce some of our country's 
finest mindpower in the person of top 
business leaders, including the president 
of Shell Oil Co., a senior vice president of 
Exxon, the chief executive officer of 
Bird & Son, and countless professionals 
who make significant contributions to 
the life and well-being of our nation. 

It is the Great Teachers-Scholars fund 
which helps us to keep a great teacher 
teaching and a great scholar learning at 
Centenary College. 

Don Duggan H82 and William G. 
Anderson will serve as chairmen of the 
1982-83 Fund. Division chairmen include 

W. Kirby Rowe, Jr., chairman of the 
board of United Mercantile Bank; R; 
A. Barlow '54, partner, Hargrove, 
Guyton, Ramey & Barlow; John Dav 
Crow, president, Crow Interests; Rob 
M. Allen, general manager, Western 
Electric; Tom Ostendorff, III, vice 
president, Southern Research Compa 
Herman Williamson, president, Hurl 
Oil and Gas Company; Tommy Stins 
farmer, Belcher, La; and Jackson M. 
Elgin '43, vice president, Merrill Lyr 
Pierce Fenner & Smith, Inc. 

A goal of $750,000 has been set fci 
the '82-83 Fund. 

An unrestricted gift to the Great 
Teachers-Scholars Fund ensures Cei 
nary's role in developing mindpower 
its fullest potential. Education is fore\ 

Raising $750,000 for the Great Teachers-Scholars Fund is a challenge not taken lig 
by (left to right) Dr. Donald A. Webb, president of the College; William G. Ander 
chairman of the fund, and Don H. Duggan H82, honorary chairman of the fund, 
public portion of the drive will officially begin after the kickoff luncheon Tuesday, i 



Financially Speaking 


Fortunately for Centenary students, 
ie scholarship development staff has 
-en busy, and the community has been 

Between June 1 , the beginning of our 
cal year, and Dec. 1 , deadline for this 
sue of Centenary, 18 new scholarships 
lve been established at Centenary 

Nine are church-related scholarships 

— The Broadmoor United Methodist 
Women's Scholarship, Shreveport 

— The First United Methodist Church 
Scholarship Fund, Bastrop 

— The Hart/Lawrence Endowed 
Scholarship, Vivian United 
Methodist Church 

The Lisbon United Methodist 

Church Scholarship Fund 

The Mansfield/Grand Cane United 

Methodist Scholarship Fund 

The Mizpah Class Scholarship/ 

First Methodist Church, Baton 


The Munholland United Methodist 

Church Scholarship Fund, New 


The St. Marks United Methodist 

Women, Monroe 

The United Methodist Women of 

First Methodist Church, Shreveport 

Nine other new scholarships include: 

— A $10,000 endowed scholarship 
established by the Ark-La-Tex 
Drilling Association 

— The Verne Hawn Art Scholarship 
Fund, a $ 10,000 endowment given 
by Mrs. Hawn on the occasion of 
her husbands birthday 

— The Howard Moore Family 
Endowed Scholarship Fund begun 
by 24-year-old Howard, whose 
company. Union Oil, matches his 
gift two for one 

— The $25,000 endowed Katherine 
Yeldell Scholarship Fund for 
worthy students 

The Clarence L. Yancey Memorial 
Endowed Scholarship Fund for 
pre-law students 
The Ann Margaret Wilhelm 
Endowed Scholarship Fund, estab- 
lished by her parents, satisfied 

The $10,000 endowed George W. 
Pirtle Geology Scholarship Fund 
for a geology student 

The Marguerite Herries Edwards 
Memorial Scholarship Fund in 
memory of Herries '80, who died 
in France last year 
The Fariebee Self Mathematics 
Scholarship established by Betty 
McKnight Speairs H78, in honor of 
Dr. Self, who taught in Centenary's 
Mathematics Department for 30 
If you would like to establish a scholar- 
ship fund or add to any of the current 
funds, please contact Bob Brown, director 
of scholarship development, or Miss Kay 
Madden, director of church relations. 

A welcome addition to the Development 
staff at Centenary College is Miss Kay 
Madden, Director of Church Relations. 
Kay is a graduate of Louisiana Tech 
University and comes to us from First 
Methodist Church, where she served as 
Christian Education Director and Junior 
High Youth Director. In her new capaci- 
ty at Centenary, Kay will maintain ties 
with Methodist Churches in the Louisiana 
Conference; she will co-ordinate the 
Centenary Church Council, and will help 
develop scholarships and recruit stu- 
dents within the Church. 


Packin ' em in 

Members of Chi Omega sorority pile 
into a telephone booth in the good ole 
tradition of college capers. The phone 
booth stuffing contest was staged to 
publicize the Fall Phonathon, which 
was staffed this year by students. The 
callers worked five nights in November 
dialing alumni who live outside the 
state of Louisiana to ask for their 
support of the College. The students 
met their goal of $20,000, which is in- 
cluded in the Great Teachers-Scholars 

Free Enterprise 

Centenary College's Eighth Annual 
Free Enterprise Conference will be 
held Thursday, Feb. 10, according to 
Dr. Darrell Loyless, vice president of 
the College, who made the announce- 
ment recently. 

The conference, which will be held 
in the auditorium of Hurley Music 
Building, will cover the topics of oil and 
energy and the impact of these on the 
American and international economies. 
Speakers for the conference will come 
from the business and educational 
sectors of the energy field. A luncheon 
will follow in Bynum Commons. 

The 1983 conference is being funded 
by the Associates for Free Enterprise, 
an organization based in Metairie, 
which supports Free Enterprise events 
with contributions from businesses and 

If you would like to attend the 
conference and are not on the invita- 
tion list, please write the School of 
Business, Centenary College, P.O. Box 
4188, Shreveport, La., 71104. 

On Watching A Teache 

By Paul Greenberg X58 

The other morning I attended a 
master class in the viola at the Univer- 
sity of Arkansas at Little Rock. My 
musical specialty is not the viola. It is 
listening, since I couldn't carry a tune 
in a dumptruck. But listening has sel- 
dom been so rewarding. 

Here is how a master class works: 
First the student, who is an accom- 
plished musician, plays a piece of music 
exquisitely, in this case Ernest Bloch's 
Suite Hebraique, and the whole room is 
filled with beauty and elation. Then the 
master, in this case the renowned Paul 
Doktor of the Juilliard School and the 
Mannes College of Music and (in the 
summer) Bowdoin College in Maine, 
delivers his appreciation and criticism. 

Much of the master's guidance is 
technical, a whole new language to 
someone like me, and yet what he says 
sounds so eminently right, it brings 
back the sound of the music enhanced, 
and the listener finds himself nodding 
in appreciation of every observation, 
saying to himself, "Yes, yes, that's the 
way it really is," though none of these 
points might have occurred to him 
while he was enraptured by the music. 

While the comments are technical, 
the overwhelming impression Paul 
Doktor leaves is that of a man telling 
some stories, enjoying himself and his 
student, doing something workmanlike 
with comfortable grace, and transmit- 
ting a trick anybody could do. And one 
sees the student nodding in agreement, 
too, eager to play some part of the 
piece again from this new vantage. And 
the difference before and after is imme- 
diately apparent as the student takes 
up the instrument and the music 
acquires something different but some- 
thing not altogether Paul Doktor s. It is 
now a product of two players, master 
and student. And what was beautiful 
reaches for the sublime. 

About five minutes into this whole 
process, all I can think of is "Mary 
Warters . . . Mary Warters . . . Mary 
Warters." She's the professor who 
taught me biology at Centenary Col- 
lege of Louisiana some twenty years 
ago, and I can see her now standing in 
front of a blackboard with four colors of 

"About five minutes 
into this whole 
process, all I can 
think of is 'Mary 
Warters... Mary 
Warters. . . 
Mary Warters. 

chalk in her hand, a different piece 
for each of the body's systems repre- 
sented in her drawings. Her compe- 
tence was so ordinary, her reverence 
for her subject so mundane, that only 
later would it occur to the student that 
he had been engaged in an art. To this 
day I associate biology with proficiency 
and revelation. 

There are few great teachers, and to 
witness one in action is a privilege. The 
moments are rare but they last a long 
time in memory. And they come unex- 
pectedly. Like in a high-ceilinged band 
room at UALR on a Saturday morning. 
Or when Julia Child used to slap 
something together in her televised 
kitchen just the way it was supposed to 
be slapped together. No fanfare, no 
airs, just workmanlike ways shared. A 
few rare writers, like Rebecca West 
and George Orwell, create the same 
effect, as when they explain something 
and the reader nods to himself and 
thinks, "Yes, yes, that's the way it 
really is." And the lesson becomes part 
of one's experience; it is no longer an 

Whatever the subject, the viola or 
auto mechanics, theology or language 
— there are certain characteristics that 
the great teachers seem to have in 
common. They seem to share a routine 
delight in their subject that it would be 
gaudy to call enthusiasm. They remain 

serious even when joking; perhaps th 
are most serious then. But they are 
never solemn. They have not only in 
sight but the ability to transfer it to 
others. They deal with practical detai 
They fall naturally into gesture and 
anecdote and homey references that 
the student shares readily. 

They know not only their subject b 
at what state of the art their student 
and how to make contact right there. 
Perhaps their distinguishing characte 
istic is that they do not draw attentio 
to themselves, even when reciting a 
personal experience; the focus stays 
the subject, which turns out to be 
fascinating and revealing. They 
approach their students with an easyjd 
authority in a common venture, nevej | 
with condescension. And they never I 
seem so alive as when they are 
teaching. They give meaning to that 
phrase about The Life of the Mind. I j 
daresay there is one more attribute t j 
great teachers share, and that is how! 
ordinary they look before they mouni 
lectern, lean on a piano, or approach j 
the dissecting table. Then something] 
happens. They are transformed. And!) 
are their students. 

One can also learn a good deal mo 
than music or biology from a master 
teacher. Note some of Paul Doktor s 
tips to his students: 

"When in doubt, sing." 

Or on the necessity of maintaining 
tempo: "We have to pay our debts 

"These are things that seem impos 
sible to do, but thousands before us 
have managed, and thousands after 
will. It can be done." 

"We should realize what we know 
but often forget." 

"Always make sure that what you 
want to do is really coming out." 

All of this advice is addressed to 
matters of technique and performan 
but it transcends its subject and says 
something about the human 
experience. Which is one answer to 
that old question, What Is Art? Perh 
it is to be expected that the answer 
would be provided by great teachers! 
(The Paid Greenberg Column, May j 
1981, reprinted with permission of \ 
Paul Greenberg.) 




Paul Greenberg 

JoAnne Harris 

fThe sky's the limit for JoAnne Harris 79, manager of First 
lited Methodist Church's television studio and home of AVN, 
ternate View Network. 

JoAnne produces shows which can be broadcast within the 
lurch, within the Louisiana Conference, and/or within the 
)rth American continent via their new "dish,'' a satellite 
insmit and receive antenna with uplink capabilities. 
"I've been working here for six years,"' said the Shreveport 
itive, "and I really love it." Her background in all areas of 
•jmmunications is a real plus for the job; she has worked in 
Jio, TV, newspaper, advertising, and free-lance writing. At 
,; mtenary, JoAnne was a religion major. 
As manager of the church TV studio, JoAnne is in charge of 
badcasting the Sunday morning services at First Methodist on 
th AVN and Shreveport 's CBS affiliate, KSLA. She produces 
tures and dialogues for use within the church on a closed 
cuit system and within the Conference for those churches 
th downlinks, and she is responsible for producing five hours 
programming each day for AVN, which can be received in 
Imes throughout the country. 

In her free time, JoAnne gets away from the TV set to enjoy 
iwerboating, gardening in her greenhouse, doing all sorts of 
iedlework, and even playing with her miniature dollhouses. 
hrried to 1947 graduate Leven Hill Harris, JoAnne has two 
f Lighters, two grandchildren, and another grandchild on the 

Mental traction — that's one part of good writing, says Paul 
Greenberg X58, and he should know. 

The winner of a Pulitzer Prize and most recently of the 
American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing 
Award, Paul finds himself most at home at his typewriter com- 
menting on county judges, the Middle East, or the late Martha 
Mitchell as editorial page editor of the Pine Bluff Commercial. 
Since 1971, his columns have been syndicated and are carried 
in over 25 newspapers throughout the country. His editorials in- 
corporate that mental traction which gives the reader a sense of 
discovery and oftentimes indignation — that second thought 
which goes beyond the surface. 

"I was at Centenary for two years, 1954-56, and they were 
good ones, ' the Shreveport native writes. "I think Mary Warters 
was the finest teacher I ever had, and I often cite her as an 
example of what teaching is all about. " a And there were other 
giants in the classroom: Dr. Wilfred Guerin, Dr. Edward Clark, 
Cheesy Voran (even though student Paul was only an avid 
listener of the choir), and Margaret MacDonald, director of 
Public Relations. 

Out of class, "editing the Conglomerate in my sophomore 
year was a lot of fun," he writes, "especially writing editorials 
that shook folks up." 

That much doesn't seem to have changed for Paul Greenberg. 

'Please see opposite page for an editorial written by Paul 
Greenberg which recognizes Dr. Mary Warters for her out- 
standing work. 

Packaging communication 

English Department wraps it up 

Communication has always been a by- 
word of the English Department at 
Centenary College, but this year it has 
taken on added meaning. 

It comes in the form of a communi- 
cations program which will expand the 
present journalism program. "This will 
be a pre-professional program — not a 
major," explained Dr. Michael Hall, 
Chairman of the Department. "It will 
include courses in journalism, public 
relations, advertising, television, speech, 
creative writing, and technical writing. 
We already teach all of these courses at 
Centenary, but they are not combined 
under any one comprehensive program." 

A flexible program, students will de- 
sign course combinations to meet their 
individual needs. "To be 'in' the program, 
students will need to take at least four of 
the approved courses," Dr. Hall said. 

The new program is a result of student 
interest and faculty involvement. "Most 
of our current students are interested in 
the whole area of communication," 
explained Dr. Hall, "unlike those in the 
past who were interested in specific 
areas such as journalism or public re- 
lations. We will encourage interested 
students to major in a subject with a good 
liberal arts background, take courses in 
this program, and then go on to graduate 
school for a special degree. People in 
communication need as broad a back- 
ground as possible, and we feel that we 
can provide that very well at Centenary." 

Teaching several of the communi- 
cations courses are professionals from 
the Shreveport-Bossier City area in- 
cluding Art Shiver, producer of KSLA's 
PM Magazine and Lane Crockett, 
Amusements Editor for The (Shreve- 
port) Times. Advertising executive Bill 
Bailey Carter has taught the advertising 
and public relations course for several 
years and initiated the Department's 
Internship program, which has proved 
to be one of the College's most valuable 
programs — for the students and the 
community. "We've had students work- 
ing at the Shreveport Chamber of Com- 
merce, in the Mayor's Office, at hospitals, 
and in our own Sports Information 

Office," said Dr. Hall. "The students 
work between five and ten hours per 
week and earn college credit and on-the- 
job experience. The employer gives the 
student training, supervision, and a 
grade for the course. It's great for every- 
one involved." 

Students who don't wish to spend that 
much time away from campus have the 
opportunity to work on any of the cam- 
pus media — The Conglomerate, a 
weekly, eight-page newspaper; The 
Yoncopin, a 256-page yearbook; or 
KSCL, an FM radio station, which just 
last year increased its wattage to 150. 
Positions are available in writing, page 
layout, photography, advertising, and, 
in the case of the radio station, announc- 
ing. All campus media are student- 
funded and managed; faculty advisers 
work closely with editors and station 

For English majors not interested in 
the communications program, there are 
numerous special opportunities for 
enrichment and involvement. 

During the year, they may assist Pro- 
fessor Anne Rogers in Centenary's 
writing lab — afternoon sessions held 
weekdays for any student needing help 
with writing skills. 

"We started this tutorial service last 
fall a year ago," Mrs. Rogers explained, 
"and we found ourselves working there 
more than we thought we would. Just in 
the months of September and October 
of this year, we've had 90 students come 
in. Some are repeaters, but I think that 
shows we are really meeting a need." 

Upper-level English majors are used 
primarily as lab tutors. "They are super- 
vised by faculty, and faculty members 
are 'on call' for the lab. But we have 
found that students working with other 
students usually works out better. I can 
see improvements — I can usually tell 
when a student has been down there." 

The English Department also offers 
two great travel opportunities — the 
University of Aarhus, Denmark, semester 
exchange, open to all Centenary stu- 
dents, and the British Studies at Oxford 

Program, open to the campus and com- « 

A film course, also open to the public, 
gives the English Department a chance 
to explore this literary medium. "In 
addition to critiquing the films, we study 
the stylistic techniques, themes, and 
problems of making literature into 
films," said Dr. Hall. 

Films are also used to spice up Interim 
classes, held between semesters during 
the month of January and not normally 
offered during the fall and spring semes- 
ters. The Department's 1981 offering, 
"The Holocaust," was one of the first 
such courses to be offered in the country. 

This year. Dr. David Jackson is pre- 
senting an Interim course on the works 
of Robert Louis Stevenson. "Beyond 
Treasure Island" will explore Stevenson 
as a psychological novelist, an elegant 
essayist, and a subtle moralist. 

It goes without saying that writing is 
big business for the Department of En- :j 
glish. Almost every member of the staff | 
is in the process of writing or has written ; 
a book or scholarly article recently. 

Dr. Earle Labor is busy with two bocl; 
— a three-volume edition of Jack 
London's letters and an anthology of 
literature "L.I.T.: Literature and Inter- 
pretive Techniques," which he is workin 
on with Dr. Hall and Dr. Lee Morgan, 
Brown Professor of English. Dr. Morgan 
is also working on a second project — a 
biography of Henry Thrale, 18th centur 
patron of Dr. Johnson, whom he has re 
searched in the United States and 
England. Likewise, Dr. Hall has anothei 
project, a book on the idea of discover; 
in the English Renaissance. Dr. Jackson 
is editing The Ebb Tide by Robert Louis 

Like other members of the faculty, th> 
English professors also find time to 
volunteer their expertise with the Senio 
Adult Education Program at Centenary j 
"We offer at least one course per semes- 1 
ter," explained Dr. Hall. "Last year, w J 
had a great time in a creative writing I 
course, and we even published the re- j 
suits," he said, smiling. 


Dr. Lee Morgan, the Willie Cavett 
and Paul Marvin Brown, Jr., Professor 
of English, specializes in the works ot 
Samuel Johnson and eighteenth- 
century English literature. He also 
teaches courses in the history of the 
English language and advanced 
grammar. Professor Morgan has been 
a visiting Professor ot English at the 
University of Aarhus, Denmark, and 
tutor in the British Studies at Oxford 
program at St. John's College of 
Oxford University. He has held fel- 
lowships from the National Endow- 
ment tor the Humanities to the 
University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst and to the City University 
of New York, and has done post- 
doctoral work on a Carnegie Grant at 
Harvard University. 

Michael L. Hall specializes in 
lieval and Renaissance English 
rature and also teaches courses in 

fi i and creative writing. He has pub- 
led work on John Donne, Henry 
ding, and Michel de Montaigne, 
held a fellowship to study at the 
er Shakespeare Library in Washing- 
D.C.and was a National Endow- 
it for the Humanities Fellow in 
idence at the University of Chicago 
978-79. In the summerof 1982 he 
a tutor in the British Studies at 
ord program at St. John's College, 


Dr. Earle Labor, an internationally 
recognized authority on the works of 
Jack London, teaches courses in 
American literature, myth and arche- 
type, and science fiction. A Phi Beta 
Kappa, he has been a Fulbright 
Visiting Fellow at the University of 
Aarhus, Denmark, a National En- 
dowment for the Humanities Senior 
Fellow, president of the College 
English Association, and editor ot the 
Cea Critic. His many publications 
include Jack London, a book-length 
study of London and his work; he is 
a co-author of the widely used f land- 
book of Critical Approaches to 
Literature, published by Harper & 
Row, and a co-editor of Mandala: 
Literature for Critical Analysis. 

Mrs. Mary Katzif has a one-year 
appointment to the English Depart- 
ment. A Cum laude graduate of 
Georgia Southern College, Mrs. 
Katzif earned her master s degree 
from Baylor University, where she 
pursued graduate course work in 
Victorian Literature, Shakespeare, 
Chaucer, Mythology in Modern 
Poetry, and Modern American Drama, 
to name a few. A paper entitled, 
"Harry Bailly: Chaucer's Alter Ego" 
was presented at the 1981 SCMLA 
meeting in Austin. 

Mrs. Anne Crown Rogers is the direc- 
tor of Freshman English and the 
supervisor of the Writing Lab, a 
tutorial service for Centenary stu- 
dents. She has served as a panelist at 
conferences and workshops on fresh- 
man composition and developmental 
English. She has done additional 
graduate study in rhetoric. 

Dr. David Jackson is a specialist in 
nineteenth-century English literature 
- his dissertation was on Robert 
Louis Stevenson — with a strong 
interest in the early English Ro- 
mantics. He is a Phi Beta Kappa from 
Occidental College and was a Presi- 
dent's Fellow at Columbia, where he 
taught for two years. He is presently 
compiling a scholarly text edition of 
Stevenson's novel. The Ebb Tide 
(1894). A grant from the South 
Central Modern Language Associ- 
ation enabled him to spend the 
summer of 1982 working on this 
edition at the British Library and Yale 



There are five good reasons why the 
new Centenary Woodwind Quintet is a 
great success: Janet McKinney Scott, 
principal oboist with the Shreveport 
Symphony and a member of the Hurley 
School of Music faculty; Stan Savant, 
principal flutist with the Shreveport 
Symphony and member of the music 
school faculty; Henry Hooker, principal 
horn player with the Shreveport Sym- 
phony and member of the music school 
faculty; Andrew Brandt, principal bas- 
soonist with the Shreveport Symphony, 
who would be a member of the music 
school faculty if we had any student 
bassoonists, and Michael Williford, 
director of bands and assistant profes- 
sor of music at Centenary. 

The quintet has been formed to help 
recruit students for the instrumental 
program at Centenary. They have per- 
formed this fall several times and 
earned a standing ovation at the Louisi- 
ana Music Educators Association state 
meeting held in November in Lafay- 
ette. If you know of a high school group 
interested in having the quintet 
perform, please contact Michael Willi- 
ford, 869-5235. 

Please touch 

Most works of art are designed to be 
seen, but at Centenary's Meadows 
Museum this month, the art is designed 
to be felt. 

Museum docents are inviting guests to 
touch and explore the works of 18 noted 
Virginia artists in the current exhibition, 
"Impressions; A Touch of Art." This ex- 
hibit is designed to be fully accessible to 
all disabilities, but especially to those 
with visual disabilities. Ropes will facil- 
itate self-guided tours by the visually 
impaired, and labels in both Braille and 
large type will accompany the works. 

Blindfolds will be available to sighted 
persons so they may have the oppor- 
tunity to experience the show with their 
sense of touch, as well as their sense of 

The exhibit is circulated by the South- 
ern Arts Federation and is made possible 
in part by a grant from the National 
Endowment for the Arts and the Louisi- 
ana Division of the Arts. It is open to the 
public free of charge. 


V to V, 

Members of the Woodwind Quintet include (left to right) Henry Hooker, horn; Mich; 
Williford, clarinet; Janet McKinney Scott, oboe; Stanley Savant, flute, and Andn- 
Brandt, bassoon. The quintet has been formed to help recruit students for t 
instrumental program at Centenary and is available for performances. 

Playhouse wins 

Centenary's My Sister in This House 
took 1 1 awards in the Louisiana College 
Theatre Festival held at Louisiana Tech 
University in the Fall. 

The biggest prize Centenary earned, 
according to director Robert Buseick, 
Chairman of the Department of Theatre 
and Speech, is the director's award, 
which makes the drama by Wendy 
Kesselman eligible for consideration as 
a representative of the Southwest Region 
to compete in the national finals to be 
held in Washington, D.C. 

Other award winners were Cynthia 
Hawkins '83, the Irene Ryan Award; 
Lisa Chaisson, acting; Chuck Drury, set 
design, light design, and technical design; 
Patric Williams 78, costuming and 
graphic design; Elizabeth Haas '85, 
properties, and Lee Morgan '85, and 
Robert Martin for sound. 

At the Dome 

It was a banner year for the Cente- 
nary College soccer team when the 
dust settled on the 1982 season. The 
Gent Kickers finished with an 11-3-1 
overall record and a tenth-place 
ranking in the Midwest Regionals. Not 
bad, considering they had a 3-12 record 
in 1981 and a 0-9 record in 1980. 

The Cross Country team, the Gent 
Harriers, also ran a very successful sea- 

son including a win over LSU at the 
LSU Cross Country Invitational. The 
team finished second in the Trans 
America Athletic Conference (TAAC 
with team member Steve Grenchik 
voted TAAC "Runner of the Year." 
After 1 1 consecutive seasons on 
KWKH radio, the play-by-play broad 
casts of Centenary College basketba! 
have moved to KRMD-AM (1340). T 
move was made for financial reasons 
said Walt Stevens, athletic director. 
"We have a product to sell and feel t 
will be beneficial to our program." 

Hoya 'bout that 

There was a nice surprise for Cent 
nary College in the November issue 

Inspired by the college basketball 
season fast approaching, Smithsonia, 
columnist W. Patrick Resen took a 
humorous look at team names and 
mascots. Beginning with the George 
town University Hoyas, Resen movei 
the North Carolina Tar Heels, St. Lc 
University Billikens, Tufts University 
Jumbos, Millsaps Majors, and a host 
other unusual nomers. 

"But," Resen writes in his last par 
graph, "My favorite is not the Akron 
Zips or the Boston Terriers. It belonj 
to Centenary College of Louisiana: t 
Gentlemen. Sets the right tone, I thi 
but it must inhibit the cheering. Afte 
all, one can't yell "Gents, kill the op- 

Centenary is fortunate to have a healthy 
umber of children and siblings of alumni. A 
hotographic search turned up a sampling 
lcluding Peggy Ann Middleton (above), 
aughter of Centenary acquisitions librarian 
ancy E. Middleton '57. 

Choir members who have had relatives at Centenary before them include (front row, 
left to right) Susan Robertson, and Polly Greve, a fifth generation student of the 
Brown family; (second row, left to right ) Scott C. Andrews, Kay Hedges, Trey Harris, 
Suzanne Thompson, and Karen Armstrong, and (last row, left to right) Cindy Coins, 
Lynette Potter. Ron Whitler, Celia Anne Sirman, Laurie Clegg, and Priscilla Scales. 

Planning Ahead 

Dec. 27-Jan. 9 - "Willy Wonka and His 

Chocolate Factory,'' Peter Pan Players 
Jan. 3-30 - "Impressions: A Touch of 

Art,'" Meadows Museum 
Jan. 25-30 - South Louisiana Choir 


Feb. 3 - Church Council Meeting 
Feb. 10 — Free Enterprise Conference 
Feb. 22 - Great Teachers-Scholars 

Fund kickoff luncheon, noon. South 

Feb. 26. - HOMECOMING: Gents vs. 

Samford, Gold Dome, 7:45 p.m. 
(Feb. 26-27 -- High School Weekend 
fvlarch 10-13, 17-19 - "Come back to 

the 5 and dime, jimmy dean, jimmy 

dean,'' Marjorie Lyons Playhouse 
Kpril 18-May 13 - "KATHE KOLLWITZ: 

An exploration in Human Destinies,"' 
I Meadows Museum 
\pril21 — Founders' Day Convocation, 

11 a.m. Brown Chapel; picnic, noon, 

Crumley Gardens 
Vpril 27 -- Fourth Annual Donors- 
Scholars Luncheon, noon, South 

/lay 22 — Commencement 
une 24-26 - ALUMNI WEEKEND 

Steve Green (left) and his brother, David, 
are the third generation of the Bryson 
family to attend Centenary. 

A trio ot second and third generation 
Centenary students are (left to right) Karen 
Mulling, Lisa Rothell, and Lisa Rene Chais- 


Homecoming: Saturday, February 26, 1983 
The nice thing about old friends . . . they're comfortabh 

The Homecoming Game 

Gents vs. Samford University 
7:45 p.m., Gold Dome 

Tickets are $2.50 (half-price) for alumni 
who use the envelope inserted on this 
page (supply limited). 

Traditional half-time ceremony. 

Pre-game Reception for Alumni — 

Hosted by the Alumni Board of Directors 
5:30-7:30 p.m., Shreveport Symphony 
House (2803 Woodlawn, opposite Hurley 
School of Music). 

Meet and greet old friends and the 
alumni leadership before the game. 
Light refreshments, casual dress. 

Student Activities 

House Decorating Contest — 
Take time to see the results of a week 9 
preparation. Judging at noon; winner) 
announced at 4 p.m. 

Greek Open Houses — 

Stop by during the afternoon and aftrj, 

the game. 

Student Government Association — 
The S.G.A. will also sponsor a 4 p.m.] 
Pep Rally and formal dinner and Horn j 
coming Dance for students following) 
the Gents game. 

High School students will have a chanc; 
to participate, as they will be invitedi] 
attend the annual High School WeekeJ 
Feb. 26 and 27. 

*If you know of a high school student who would like toattend, please send his name and address. 
Please indicate your plans to attend the alumni reception and order tickets using the insert envelope. 


By Tom Burton '71 

Centenary College Alumni Association 

A little over a year ago, we local- 
area alumni received a letter from 
Camp and Carolyn Flournoy, last 
year's Homecoming hosts, which be- 
gan somewhat intriguingly: "What 
the heck is going on at Centenary?" 
I was interested by that question and 
have since been working, along with 
the Alumni Activities Committee, to 
simplify the answer to it — in case the 
question comes up again! The com- 
mittee, as planners of the on-campus 
events, realizes that a degree of con- 

Tom Burton 

fusion has existed; but we feel confident 
in raising the question, since the 
answer now seems clear to us. 

The basic response is still the same : 
there's a lot going on. We believe that 
because of the geographic diversity of 
our alumni group, and because each 
of us gets precious little leisure time, it 
is wise to continue to hold two alumni 

events during the year. We want you 
to re-visit Centenary occasionally, 
and we realize that where you live, 
your work, your family, and your 
other commitments can easily pre- 
vent that. With both Alumni Weekend 
and Homecoming, we offer you a 
double helping of fun — some of us 
might even indulge in both! 

Homecoming — February 26: 
If you're close enough to campus to 
come for just a half-day, you'll be part 
of a tradition as old as Centenary. It 
doesn't take very long, especially on a 
day like this when the whole campus 
comes alive, to be impressed with 
Alma Mater today; the College's good 
health, both in physical plant and 
student population, is exhibited. 
Featured are basketball (the Gents 
are only the most visible symbol of 
what is truly an outstanding athletic 
program), informal contacts with old 
friends, and a range of student- 
sponsored activities. 

Alumni Weekend and Class Re- 
unions — June 24-26: For one sum- 
mer weekend, the campus is entirely 
ours! Both local and long-distance 
alumni have a whole weekend's 

worth of events to choose from, culmi j 
nating for some in class, cluster, or 
special reunions. To attract out-of- 
towners, especially those with youm 
families, dormitory and cafeteria 
accommodations are offered at very | 
reasonable rates. Child care and 
special youth programs make this 
weekend fun for the kids and worry] 
free for parents. In addition to re- 
unions, the program allows room foj 
a variety of social, educational, 
athletic, and spiritual experiences. 
Spend an hour, an evening, a day, or i 
start your vacation with us in June! 

The Alumni Board of Directors 
invites your participation in shapinj 
Centenary's various alumni program 
Positions on the Board must be filled j 
annually; directors serve two-year 
terms. I urge you to contact any 
officer, director, or the alumni officj 
(318-869-5151) if you'd like furthe I 
information. And, drop by the rece 
tion before the Homecoming game | 
and visit with us. 




WILLIAM L. PLATT "29 and his wife, who 
ere recognized as coming the greatest distance 
the '20s reunion, wrote Class Agent SUE 
\RNETTE '28 saying, "Let's do it again next 
ar!" Since CHRIS BARNETTE's death, SUE 
s been living in Live Oak Retirement Center, 
lere she is "happily situated among old and 
w friends.' 

From the Class ot '27 HERBERT B. WREN, 
., a real estate agent in Texarkana, writes that 
)LLIE BENNETT '27 has been having serious 
alth problems, but is now up and about. Our 
ndolences to ZOLLIE on the death of his wife. 
)LLIE is in Four States Nursing Home at 8 East 
|dway, Texarkana, Texas, 75501. 


Class Agent CHARLES RAVENNA '32 con- 
atulated his classmates on their outstanding 
ece of "sleuthing"' in locating all but six of their 
jst" members. Other items of interest from the 
ass of 32 that turned up: 
THE REV. R. McNAIR SMITH of Shreveport 
recovering nicely from cataract surgery. 
COL. BOB WEBB had a spinal fusion early in 
stained a broken arm when she was chased by 

Our condolences to CLYDE LEE of Jackson, 
fxas, on the death of his wife. 
(UpinTigard, Ore, CHARLES LIEBERT had 
art surgery, but he plans to be in Shreveport 
tmetime this year. 

jss., flew to Shreveport in a plane piloted bv 
jr grandson, while the HENRY COWENS from 
lowley motored through the Northwest. 
ji nursing home and was missed at the Reunion 

The first Class Agent for the Class of 1933, 
!jVBELLA LEARY, retired after 30 years as a 
ijretary to Evans Architects, Engineers & 

Jnnersin Shreveport. She is now employed as 
art-time secretary by the Highland Restora- 
i Association. 

Sfeveport pediatrician for 35 years, was honored 
ibctober by the Northwest Chapter of the 
Nrch of Dimes as the Chapter's "Citizen of the 
fir." DR. KELLEY has been active in the 
Nrch of Dimes since its beginning in Shreveport 

939 Class Agent EDNA EARLE RICHARD- 
SN STINSON also serves on the Alumni Acti- 


W.B. GLOVER '23 

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October 1982 


November 16, 1982 

vities Committee of the Alumni Board. She lives 
in Benton with her husband, FORD, and they 
have two daughters and one son, who live near- 
by. She is enjoying their five grandsons and two 

from the Methodist Ministry in the fall of 80, and 
spent a month in the hospital in March, 1981. 
He retired as Justice of the Peace at the end of the 
year after three four-year terms. He is now 82 
and being a WW I Veteran is under the care of 
the VA Administration Clinic in Lubbock. 



for 1940, wrote that she is married to FLOYD 
NORTON '39, and they both work, travel, and 
enjoy Caddo Lake. Their son is a lawyer in 
Washington, DC, and their daughter is in the 
Episcopal ministry in Massachusetts. They also 
have one granddaughter. 

WILLIAM E. STEGER '41 retired from the 
Treasury Department in March in Alexandria, 
Va., and will soon be moving to Irvine in South- 
ern California. 

Pediatrician DR. DAVID F. EUBANK X46, 
a Centenary pre-med student and LSU Medical 
School graduate, is now in his 26th year at Ray- 
town Clinic in Raytown, Mo. 

LUCILLE GIBSON MASON '46 and her hus- 
band, KENNETH, live in Metairie, where 
LUCILLE teaches piano and KENNETH works 
at the Main Post Office in New Orleans. LUCILLE 
would enjoying hearing from Centenary alums in 
the New Orleans metropolitan area! 

Attorney ROBERT G. PUGH, SR. "46, a 
partner in the Shreveport law firm of Pugh & 
Pugh, was reappointed chairman of the Ameri- 
can Bar Association's Standing Committee on 
Membership at their annual meeting in San 

TON writes that she and DAVE '47 have been 
sitting on the banks of beautiful Bayou Boeuf in 
Lecompte . . . not stagnating . . . but actively 
involved in the community. DAVE is a family 
practitioner, who enjoys hunting and fishing in 
his spare time. Their children — Carolyn, 
Andrew, and David, Jr. — are all Centenary 
graduates and have given them seven grand- 
children. MARILYN is busy planning the 35th 
Reunion, which will be held during Alumni 
Weekend, June 24-26. 

Class Agent for the Class of 1948 ALICE 
CURTIS BROWN updated her profile in her last 
Class Agent letter. She is married to CHARLES 
ELLIS BROWN '48, who is a geologist for Bayou 
State Oil Co. in Shreveport. They have a son and 
a daughter and three grandchildren. 

1949 Class Agents, are busy making plans for 
their cluster reunion (35th) with the classes of 
1947 and 1948 to be held during Alumni Week- 
end. Watch for details later in the year. 


Reunion notes from 1952 Class Agent ANN 
WESSON WYCHE included a big thanks to 
PATSY LAIRD JENNINGS for all the reunion 
arrangements. Among the out-of-town couples 
attending were DONALD and VIVIAN GOODE 
of Texarkana. CLAUDE DANCE enjoyed the 
buffet following an afternoon at the Louisiana 
Downs with other reunion alumni. JEAN F"RASIER 
and PEGGY TALBOT BROCK from Dallas, 
while JIM BUCKNER came from Hot Springs. 

Agent for 1953, had the chance to visit with 
CARRINGTON at their cluster reunion. 

'54 Class Agents STONE and ELEANOR 
DEBRAY CARAWAY became grandparents 
for the first time in April. C. ALLAN MARTIN IV 
was born in Monroe to daughter DIANE and 
husband C.A. MARTIN III. 

alumni authors 

The College is looking for scholarly 
articles, theses, dissertations, works of 
fiction, poetry, plays, and musical com- 
positions written by alumni to be included 
in the Centenary Authors' Collection in 
Magale Library. If you wrote it, we want 

At present, the collection contains 
works of faculty and former faculty mem- 
bers, but we want to expand it to include 
works of alumni. Please send manuscripts 
or finished products to Carolyn Garison 
'67, archivist, Magale Library, Centenary 
College, P.O. Box 4188, Shreveport, La. 

New Class Agent MITZI LOWE PERRY 55 
capsulized her years since graduation. She married 
JOHN PERRY, an engineer with Ralston Purina, 
and has worked as an assistant actuary for 
Werntz & Associates, Inc., since 1977. MITZI 
also teaches algebra one night a week at LSU-S. 
Theirdaughter DONNA isa producer of newsat 
KOA-TV in Denver, and son ALAN is working 
for Devoe Paint in Shreveport while finishing 
college. Helping MITZI with the Class of 1955 is 

1956, is on the staff of The Shreveport Journal. 
Her husband, LARRY '57, is in the printing 
business with Bank N Business. They have been 
married 26 years and have five children. 

After the Twenty-Fifth Class Reunion, 1957 
WATKINS reminisced about . . . LEE POPE- 
JOY, who related such episodes as stealing the 
mascot from Arkansas State and making bathtub 
"punch'' at the KA house . . . LARRY TEAGUE 
and JERRY ORR trying to outdoeach other with 
calling from Fort Worth and talking to nearly 
everyone present . . . 

An international representative for Campus 
Crusade for Christ International NEY BAILEY 
'58 is also the author of a book "Faith is Not a 
Feeling." NEY, who was in Shreveport visiting 
her family, now lives in San Bernardino, Calif. 

HAYDEN VISKOZKI have become Co-Class 
Agents for the Class of 1958. PAT is an assess- 
ment teacher from Bossier Parish presently on 
sabbatical leave. Her son, HAROLD, JR., and his 
wife, LESLIE, are expecting twins in February. 
PAT'S husband, HAROLD, owns Automatic 
Amusement Company, and their daughter, AMY, 
at age 13, is waiting to babysit the expected 
grandchildren. EMILY is a homemaker who 
spends time teaching the first and second grade 
choirat First Methodist Church and occasionally 
substitutes in the Music Department at First 
Baptist Church School. Husband RON is the 
manager of Dial Finance Co., and they spend as 
much spare time as possible on the tennis courts. 
Son RONALD is now a Centenary sophomore 
'58 are in charge of the Class Reunion scheduled 
in June . . . be sure to pass on vour ideas to them. 
PEGGY LONGINO FOSTER '59 hasjust been 
re-elected to the Board of Directors of the San 
Diego Chamber of Commerce. MS. FOSTER, 
a human resourcesdevelopment consultant who 
travels nationwide, has also served as an advisory 
board member for the San Diego Community 
Leadership Program. 

ALLAN M. LAZARUS '51, managing editor of 
The (Shreveport) Times, has been named the 
first visiting professor under Louisiana Tech 
University's Faulk Choir of Journalism. ALLAN 
has worked with The Times since 1944 as a copy- 
boy, reporter, sports writer, copy editor, wire 
editor, and news editor. 





JAMES GOINS, Class Agent '61, noted that 
DON TYLER lives in Ocala, Fla., with wife 
DORIS and their three sons. DON teaches at 
Ocala Junior College and has been writing a 
book about the history of popular music 1920- 
1979, which should appear in the book stores 
next summer. 

The REV. LELAND WADE '61 has been 
appointed to serve the Carrollton Avenue United 
Methodist Church in New Orleans. 

ELIZABETH C. WALKER X62, vice president 
and general manager for Walker Enterprises in 
Shreveport has started a new business: its 
name . . . Walker's R-V Rentals. 

BR YSON, Class Agents 1963, "left their hearts" 
on their first visit to San Francisco when they 
attended the American Bar Association's 
meeting. Offspring ELIZABETH is now in high 
school. GENE in junior high, and DOUGLAS 
in training pants! 

ELAINE H. THAXTON "63 retired from the 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the 
Census, in August. WALLACE L. THAXTON 
X63 is project manager for the Shreveport Branch 
of Shilstone Engineering Testing Laboratories, 
Inc., a division of Professional Services Industries 
in Shreveport. 

licensed as a realtor-associate with Oscar Cloyd, 
Inc. She was the first member inducted into the 
Million Dollar Round Table in 1975 and was 
named senior sales counselor in the Two Million 
Dollar Round Table in both '80 and '81. She 
specializes in professional services of residential 
listings and sales. 

GINGER DARNELL FOLMER '64 isassistant 
professor of dance in the Theatre Departmental 

'66 was elected to fellowship in the American 
College of Dentists; he was alsoelected president 
of the Northwest Louisiana Dental Association 
and was named to the Board of Trustees of 
Baylor College of Dentistry in 1982. 

1966 Class Agent ENEILE COOKE MEARS 
wrote in her fall letter that her entire family 
culminated a busy summer with a fun/business 
trip to New York City. 

W. TUBBS) is the educational diagnostician for 
the Ennis Oklahoma Public Schools and the 
mother of a five-year-old son. 

DR. HELEN L. SULLIVAN '67 is teaching a 
graduate course in "Legal Aspects of Health 
Care" at the University of Hawaii School of 
Public Health. HELEN, who is a doctor of 
Forensic Medicine (FCLM) works for the Kaiser 
Foundation, a medical corporation, in Kaneohe, 
Hawaii. After graduating from Centenary, she 
first obtained her law degree in legal medicine 
from Tulane and then her medical degree from 
LSU-New Orleans. 

B. LEONARD CRITCHER, the new Class 
Agent for the Class of 1967, is the Regional 
Director of the Philadelphia Life Insurance 
Company in Shreveport. After graduation, he 
finished his master's degree and most of his 
doctorate at Ohio University. He also married 
MARY TULLIE WYRICK, who is the new Class 
Agent for the Class of 1968. MARY TULLIE 
taught school and LEONARD was in speech 
therapy before going into insurance. They are 
the parents of two sons, and MARY TULLIE 
spends much time speaking and assisting in 
Young Mother support groups since her selection 
as National Young Mother in 1981. 

JANE FLEMING KEENE '68, a computer 
programmer with Systems Atlanta in Woodstock, 
is living in Kennesaw, Ga., where her husband, 
TOM, teaches at Kennesaw College. They are 
the parents of two children: Sarah, 6, and 
Michael, 4. 

hosted DR. SHINICHI SUZUKI, founder of the 
Suzuki education program for violins, during a 
Suzuki Music Festival in Monroe. DR. SUZUKI 
has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 
and visited four American cities in 1982. 



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W.C. "Os" Osborne '43 (left) was host for an 
alumni gathering in Midland, Texas, in November. 
He visits with Centenary College President Donald 
Webb before the dinner. 

MICHAEL C. STRAUSSER '69 is the Execu- 
tive Director of the South Central Planning and 
Development Commission, Inc., which serves as 
a public consulting agency to the parishes of 
Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, 
St. John the Baptist, and Terrebonne and all 
municipalities located in this six-parish area. 
MICHAEL and his wife, ALICE, have been 
married 11 years and are the parents of JOHN 

JOE RICE '69, who graduated from medical 
school this past May, is now an intern in internal 
medicine at LSU Medical Center. Wife ANGIE is 
doing volunteer social work at the Community 
Referral Center and the Family Crisis Center in 
Shreveport. They have three children: WILLIAM 

MICHAEL POE, a '69 English graduate, 
was awarded his J.D. from Loyola University of 
the South Law School. 

Geologist DALE ROBERTSON '65 and his 
wife, MIMORI URAKAMI '58, recently moved 
from Norway to Benton, La. 

DON G. SCROGGIN '66 published an article, 
"Joint Review Process May Expedite Project 
Completion," in a June issue of the Legal Times, 
a national publication for lawyers. He also gave a 
paper on environmental litigation at a national 
conference in Keystone, Colo., in July. The paper 
was based on his experience at the White House 
Council on Environmental Quality and his cur- 
rent environmental law practice at Beveridge 
& Diamond in Washington, DC. 

tive Director of YMCA Greenville, S.C., partici- 
pated in IBM's Community Executive Program in 
Tarrytown, N.Y., a program designed to involve 
around 900 directors of community organizations 
in the U.S. She has served as president of her 
Zonta Club; as a volunteer with the United Way; 
a member of the Folk Heritage Committee of the 
Asheville Chamber of Commerce, and liaison to 
the S.C. Methodist Conference on the Status and 
Role of Women. 

The University of London awarded the degree 
of Doctor of Philosophy in Modern European 
ROB holds an M.A. in history from East Texas 
State University and a master's of Library Ser- 
vice degree from the University of Alabama. 
Since graduation from Centenary, he has taught 
Morehead State University in Kentucky and 
been archivist for Lafourche Parish; he is pres- 
ently teaching at Trinity Heights Christian 
Academy and is a lay reader at St. Mark's Episco- 
pal Church in Shreveport. He is currently listed 
in the following publications: Marquis' Who's 
Who in the South and Southwest, Men of 
Achievement, The Dictionary of International 
Biography, Personalities of the South, Commu- 
nity Leaders of America, and Personnaggi Con- 

MARY BETH STAGE 70 along with Ernes 
N. Gullerud authored "Adapting General Edu 
cation Programs for Abusing and Neglecting 
Parents in Rural Areas." The article was pub- j 
lished in the Proceedings of the Seventh Annual 
National Institute on Social Work in Rural Areaii 
which was held this summer in July at the Uni'j 
versity of Iowa. i 

HELEN COBURN 70 was featured in The f 
Shreveport Times "Update" on the launching of ! 
an accounting and bookkeeping business in hel 
home. HELEN has no use of her legs and only) 
extremely limited movement in her fingers, j 
because of polio. By using a special computer an j 
a pneumatic wheelchair, she hopes her business 
will succeed. 

The parents of a "very much alive and health; 
SELL, have established a scholarship in her 
name because of their daughter's love of Cent 
nary and because of her education. The scholar- 
ship will be used to aid worthy students. 

Round Rock, Texas, is a senior scientist with | 
Radian Corporation. 

In the fall of 1982 SHERRON BIENVENU 
TOLLE 71 joined the faculty of Emory Uni- 
versity in Atlanta teaching communications in fi 
the BBA and MBA programs. Husband DON is j 
president of Noble Vision Records. 

1972 Class Agent ANN HOLLANDSWORTIj 
KLEINE declared their 10th Reunion an "absij 
lute trip back to 72 in the time machine!" Prize j 
for "Most Children" (five) went to DON and PA l 
HERNDON LOUIS, with honorable mention j 
PIGGOTT with four. EDDIE GLASSEL won th 
"Most Degrees" with his Ph.D. DEAN FLAN/ 
GAN from Africa won the "Greatest Distance 
Traveled" award. Close competition came froi 
SALLY SIGLER BRUER from Michigan; CR Alt 
Washington, D.C.; NANCY LENZ GAMBLE 
from Colorado, and RICH and ELIZABETH 
COURTNEY from Georgia. Unofficial awards 
for "Most Complete Suite." SANDI and JOHN 
won "Best Country & Western Dancers." 

CHRIS CAREY 72 wrote that he's just 
finished his second year of a five-year surgery 
program at O.U. He also has a master's degrei 
and Ph.D. in biochemistry. CHRIS mentioned 
in the same surgery program with him. 

husband PAUL recently welcomed their new ai 
second son, WILLIAM HAUGHTON. 

PATRICIA REED EGER 72 of Sault St. Mari 
Mich., was awarded a doctor of arts degree 
at Ball State University in Indiana. Her dis- 
sertation: "A Study of Problems Encountered b 
the Pianist with Small Hands and a Compendiu 
of Practical Solutions." 

Shreveporters MARY ANN GARRET 
CAFFREY 72 and her husband TAYLOR 75 
got tired of their bread truck routes after six yea 
and decided on further education and new care 
directions. MARY ANNE is an art student in 
stained glass at LSU and has shown her art at th' 
FestForAU '82, the New Orleans Jazz Festival i 
and the Dallas Trade Mart, while TAYLOR 
studies at LSU Law School. 

A book of poetry by Shreveporter TIMOTHj 
MOON 72 called "Songs of Death, SongsofLif 
has been recently published by C & A Publi- 
cations. MOON recently has been made vice 
president of Christ in the Arts, in charge of C & 

X74 had their second daughter, STEPHANIE 
in August. DEAN remains working as a schoo 
social worker in Storm Lake, Iowa, while MARI 
has resigned her teaching position to be a full 
time Mom to the new baby and Courtney, 2. 

Anticipating a spectacular 10th Reunion in 

983. Class Agents SCOTT and JANET 
ilURNER PENDER '73 are busy setting out the 
vord to classmates. SCOTT works for the Southl- 
and Corporation in Dallas, and he and JANET 
lave two children, Billy, 5, and Doug, 2. The 
e union will be held during Alumni Weekend 
une 24-26. 

lamed a new assistant trust officer at the 

irst National Bank of Shreveport. BARBARA is 

orking on her MBA at Centenary. 

DR. ZAK GALEN SANDERS 74, who is on 
lie staff of Bossier Medical Center, has been 
lected to fellowship in the American Academy 
I Pediatrics. 

New Class Agent for 1975 JOE WALKER lives 
i Houston, where he works as an auditor for 
ennzoil Company, and is married to MARY 
OUNG 77. They are the parents of almost 
ne-year-old JOEY. 

living in Jokosuba, Japan, where her husband, 
)N DONAVAN MASON, is a Navy pedia- 

JEFF HENDRICKS 75, who is finishing up 
s Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, is also a 
aching assistant in English. 
AYCALDWELLMcNEELY75 wasappointed 
l assistant district attorney by Caddo Parish 
hreveport) District Attorney Paul Carmouch. 
e joins the criminal section of the district 
torney s office while handling misdemeanor 
fenses. Between college and law school, she 
irked as a model and in the merchandising 
Id, and for a time was the news producer for a 
:al television station. 

DR. NORBERT C. PEIL 76 graduated last 
ay from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia 
th a doctor of ministry degree, and has been 
iained as a minister in the Presbyterian 
lurch of the United States. He is the pastor of 
; Halltown Presbyterian Church in Halltown, 
Va., and the Elk Branch Presbyterian Church 
Shenandoah Junction. 

[OHN C. HOWARD 76 received his M.D. at 
lane University School of Medicine and also 
s received into the Louisiana Pathology 
ciety for his thesis in clinical pathology. JOHN 
low an intern at the New Orleans Charity Hos- 

<\s with any proper reunion, the Class of 1977 
ards went to MARK KEDDALL, "The Most 
anged, MARY HELEN BROWN with the 
ost Degrees" (four), and VINCE and BRENDA 
1 WIS ISNER for "Most Distance Traveled." 
e ISNERS have moved to Shreveport from 
Innsylvania, and VINCE has accepted the 
I sition of children's minister at the First Metho- 
(t Church. 
:iass Agent for 1977 LEAH ADES COOPER 
\3te that JOEL TREADWELL suggested an 
i irmal get-together with local alums for a home 
Lketball game would be fun. If interested, let 
IiAH know. 

ad from LSU-Med Center and is now a patholo- 
gjresident there. 
978 Class Agent BILL DEWARE and his 
|5nt, moved into a new house in Alexandria, 
v;re BILL works for Louisiana Intrastate Gas 


JONA PIERCE LOGAN '80 is attending 
phen F. Austin University and working on a 
g'duate degree in counseling. Her husband JOHN 
"ijdied in July. He was the minister at St. Paul's 
Psbyterian Church in Carthage, and also 
niistered to the church in Timpson. 

ATHRYN THOMAS '80 left the anatomy 
<1 artment at LSU-Med Center in Shreveport, 
re she had been working as an electron 
roscopy technologist for the last two years, 
is now living in Richmond, Va., where she is 
ig graduate work at the Presbyterian School 
'hristian Education in preparation for doing 
sionary work in Ghana, West Africa. 

1981 Class Agent JAN CARPENTER EADS 
and'her husband GALEN have been in touch 
with Centenary Alumni in Houston including 

DAVE HENINGTON, Class Agent '82, now 
lives in Shreveport and has garnered tidbits of 
information about many classmates. RICHARD 
LILES, after a brief stint with Prudential Insurance 
as a financial consultant, has accepted an account 
executive position in tele-communications mar- 
keting with "Ma Bell." 

SARA GILCHRIST is working at South- 
western Electric Power Company in the budget 
department. ELAINE MAYO isenjoyingher job 
in land management with Professional Energy, 
even though she spends much of her time out of 
town. JULIE CLEGG is a bookkeeper for Sears' 
Automotive Department, and MELINDA LOVE 
is now teaching music at Newton Smith Ele- 
mentary School. MARTHA BIGNER, an ac- 
countant with Stewart, Robertson, Inc., has 
bought a new car — she finally has wheels! 
teaches sixth grade at Trinity Heights. JENNIE 
LANE SMITH can be freciuently found at the 
Shreveport Country Club on the golf course, and 
SUE COTTINGIM is working at Tri-State-Oil 
and Tool Industries, Inc., handling their Latin 
American account. STEVE WREN teaches 
physical education at St. Mark s Day School. 
GAYLE CHEATWOOD is pursuing a career as 
an assistant buyer for Selber Bros., and FRAN 
STEVENS is an accountant with Peat, Mar wick, 
and Mitchell. TAMMIE LOU FARRAR is engaged 

BRIAN McRAE is attending graduate school at 
Stephen F. Austin University and studying 
sociology. At Baylor University SALLY SHER- 
ROD is studying for her MB. A; LYNN YOUNG 
is at Purdue University studying physics in gradu- 
ate school; TRICIA WARREN is at North Texas 
State University studying music. 

DONALD LEE HUGULEY, JR.. a part-time 
geologist with Sun Explorations Division, is also 
pursuing his masters degree at Southern Methodist 
University. TERI OATES '82, is an accountant for 
Goodrich Oil Co. in Shreveport, and JOHN 
HORTON ALLEN, JR. '82, former editor of the 
monthly employees newsletter tor the City of 
Shreveport, may be on his way to Africa soon. 

DR. JAMES W. MOORE, honorary Alumnus 
'82, was the opening convocation speaker at 
Lambruth College this fall. 

Local alumni 
in the media 

Thomas N. (Jack) Barham X48 

The Shreveport Journal 
Dr. Charles T. Beaird '66 

The Shreveport Journal 
Mary Vascocu Bryant X50 

River Cities Magazine 
John Anthony Dull X60 KTAL-TV ' 
Jody Eldred '81 KTBS-TV 
Carolyn Clay Flournoy '45 

The (Shreveport) Times 
James Pat Greet X74 KTBS-TV 
Jo Anne Harris 79 Alternate View Network 
Allan M. Lazarus 51 The (Shreveport) Times 
J. Frank McAneny '44 KSLA-TV 
Peggy Miles '81 KSLA-TV 
Bob Monk '53 The (Shreveport) Times 
Jim Montgomery '68 The( Shreveport) Times 
Allen Pomeroy '82 KWKH/KROK 
John A. Purdy '81 KTBS-TV 
Ron Rice X54 The Shreveport Journal 
Margaret Poss Teague '56 

The Shreveport Journal 
Edwin Wrav '69 KTBS-TV 





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Some 50 alumni in the Dallas area met for lunch 
Wednesday, Dec. 1, the day of the Centenary-SMU 
game. Among the guests were Gail Bonneau Olmsted 
'65 (left) and Ellie Ray Manning 70. 

meet for 


Chester Darphin '29 and Julia Abrams 
Crawford '28 catch up on old times. 

Richard Skarsten 71 

Dean of Students Dick Anders 79 (right) chats with John and Sally Savage Kemble 
71. Sally is teaching junior high students. 

Bruce Morgan 73 (left) and Alumni Direc 
Chris Webb get a visit before lunch. Paul 
Jack Morgan 72 and Bruce made the arran 
ments at the Dallas Country Club for 
alumni gathering. 

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Math is the forte of Betty McKnight Spejs 
H78 and Buck Horn '65, president of Tel 
Commerce Bank, who was accompanied^ 
his wife, Barbara. 


Alumni Weekend 

The place 
to be 
in '83 

Reunion details 
in Strictly Personal 

Meet Dr. Richardson 


and our 

energy future 

Hurley Music School 
is in fine tune 

Is there more stress 
in musical marriages? 

Picture proo f 

High School Weekend, 
Homecoming successful 


William Teague, Professor of Music, has a new record out, "William Teague Pk 
Willan, Franck, Cinastera. Recorded on the St. Marks Episcopal Church organ, o 
of the great organs of the world, the album is available for S9 plus SI for postage a 
handling from the Hurley School of Music. 

On the cover 

A recent gift to the Hurley School of Music is the handmade replica of a Dominicus 
Montagnana (1749) violin pictured on the front cover. The maple and pine spru< 
instrument was given to the College by Paul F. Roland of Doylene. Appraised by or 
expert at $20,000 the violin is described as having a powerful, yet rich and mellow 

The Centenary College Magazine, Cente- 
nary (USPS 015560), April, 1983, Volume 
1(3?, No. 4, is published four times annually 
in July, October, January, and April by 
the Office of Public Relations, 2911 
Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, Louisi- 
ana 71134-0188. Second Class postage 
paid at Shreveport, La. POSTMASTER: 
Send address changes to Centenary, P.O. 
Box 4188, Shreveport, La. 71134-0188. 

Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progres; I 
Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off camp| 

Editor Janie Flournoy 

Special Contributors Don Danvers, Lee Mor; 


Production Rushing Printing 

Alumni Director Chris W< 

Photography Janie Flour; 



This dean means business 


A business and economics professor 
bo also takes a lively interest in 
nemonics (memory training), creative 
inking, performing magic and men- 
lism, has been named Dean of the 
hool of Business at Centenary College. 
Dr. Barrie Richardson was introduced 
lursday, Feb. 10, during the Free 
iterprise Conference Luncheon to 
mbers of the faculty and staff and 
mbers of the business community by 
'mtenary College President Donald 

"We have looked forward keenly to 
;ian Richardson's coming,'" Dr. Webb 
id. "His dynamic and distinguished 
jidership is precisely what we need - 
th in Centenary's School of Business 
d in our relationships with the city's 
siness community.'' 
Dr. Richardson, who will officially 
gin his duties July 1, will be coming 
Centenary from Hope College in 
blland, Mich., where he is professor 
id chairman of the Department of 

Economics and Business. He has also 
served as vice president and dean of the 
faculty of Bethany College in West 
Virginia, where he was named out- 
standing teacher, and on the faculties 
of Oberlin College, Arizona State Uni- 
versity, and Indiana University. 

He is a 1955 graduate of Carleton 
College in Northfield, Minn., and 
earned his M.B.A. and D.B.A. at Indiana 
University in Bloomington. During that 
time, he served a two-year stint in the 
United States Army and worked in 
market research for Union Starch and 
Refining Corporation. He also served 
a business internship with the DuPont 
Corporation in Wilmington, Del. 

Dr. Richardson has been an A.W. 
Mellon Exchange Lecturer in Great 
Britain; associate director of N.D.E.A. 
(National Defense Education Act) 
institutes in Africa and Asia; and a 
member ot the executive committee 
ol the Regional Council tor Interna- 
tional Education. He has also partici- 

pated in international management 
workshops in London. 

In 1973 he was named a William 
McKinley Visiting Scholar and a Dan- 
forth Associate regional chairperson 
(with his wife, Lucy). He also served as 
president of the West Virginia Associations 
of Academic Deans, and is active with 
management and long-range planning 
workshops with corporations, hospitals, 
schools, and church organizations. 

Dr. Richardson has published nume- 
rous articles and two books, with one in 
process entitled "Men. Markets, anil 
Morality. " 

He is an active member ol his church; 
the British American Associates; the 
International Brotherhood of Magicians, 
and the Magic Circle in London. 

In his free time. Dr. Richardson 
enjoys sailing, camping, cross-country 
skiing, and reading. He and his wile 
have four children — Craig, Jan, Pam, 
and David. 


The place to be in '83 

Alumni Weekend June 24, 25, 26 


Awards Banquet — 1983 Alumni Hall of Fame inductee, Honorary Alum, Surprise Awards, 
featuring an address by Dr. Donald A. Webb "live via satellite from China" 

6:30-8 p.m., South Dining Hall 

8 p.m.: R.O.T.C. Alumni Reception (8-10)', 
Theatre production; Greek Open Houses; informal gatherings 


Registration-Reception, 9-10 a.m., lobby of Hamilton Hall 
Church Careers Alumni Reception, 9-9:30 a.m., Kilpatrick Auditorium 


10 a.m. Classes 

Dr. Bob H. Hallquist, Education 

(and Moonlighting Maestro): 

Humor in Harmony 

Dr. Delbert W. Chumley, Business: 
Money Management 

Dr. Victoria LeFevers, Health & P.E. 

Nutrition for the 80's: 

New Trends 

11 a.m. Classes 

Dr. Earle G. Labor, English: 

The Making of a Major Author: 

Jack London and the Politics of 

Literary Reputation 

Dr. Mark E. Dulle, Psychology: 

Stress Management: Both in the 

Family ir on the Job 

Jeff Teter 77: The Selection, Care, 
and Feeding of a Home Computer 

Just For Youngsters 

6:30 - 10 p.m. 
Cartoons & snacks in James Dorm 
Lobby; supervised play (video 
games, ping-pong, etc.) in Moore 
Student Union. 

9—12 noon 
Child care, supervised activities 
indoors and outdoors. The spacious 
James Lobby is headquarters for 
the kids, and activities can be 
scheduled using any campus facil- 
ities, depending on the ages and 
interests of kids attending. 

Family Picnic — Crumley Gardens, 12 noon 
"Roaring 20's" Alumni Luncheon in Centenary Room 

Alumni Tennis Tournament 

(doubles, scrambles) 

play begins at 1:30 on the 

newly-dedicated Gold Dome courts; 

alumni & spouses encouraged to enter 

Jubilee Cabin/Land's End Plantation Tour 

Tour this 19th century log house and planta- 
tion in nearby Stonewall, La., led by Pro- 
fessor Willard Cooper '47, Art Dept. Chair- 
man & Meadows Museum Curator. Bus 
leaves Hodges Rose Garden at 1:00 p.m. 
(return at 5:30; places limited) 

1—5 p.m. 
Child care and supervision again | 
offered or sign em up with you for I 
one of the afternoon activities. 

CLASS OF '82 1st ANNIVERSARY REUNION: 1 to 5 p.m. 

Also on Saturday afternoon: Guided Tour of Meadows Museum (2 p.m.); 
extra Class Reunion activities (to be detailed via Class Agents' letters) 


Gatherings of the classes of 1933, 1947-'48-'49, 1958, 1967-'68-'69, 1973 


Sunday Morning Social — 9:30-10:30 a.m., lobby of Hamilton Hall 


Sermon to be delivered by The Very Reverend O.C. Edwards, Jr. '49 
President and Dean of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary 



6 — 12 p.m. 
Take advantage of child care and 
supervision, enjoy your Class Re- j 
union! (Provide older kids with I 
pocket money for soft drinks, 
amusements, etc.) 

10:30 - 12 noon 
Child care offered during worship 

^Please see the Strictly Personal section for all Reunion information. 

The Weekend . . . 

is designed with all alumni in 
mind: there are events lor ever) 
age group and for both local 
residents and out-of-towners. Spe- 
cial provisions are made for alumni 
families and their children. It you 
plan to attend one, several, or all 
)f the events, please use the tear- 
nit registration form. Send it by 
fune 1 il on-campus room and 
)oard or child care are involved; 
veil send further information and 

Highlights of the Weekend are, 
)f course, the Class, Cluster, and 
Departmental Reunions, the Alum- 
li Awards Banquet (on Friday 
veiling this year), and Sunday 
vorship. And there's plenty Imp- 
elling in between! In addition to 
vents listed here, your Class 
Vgents will forward news oi any 
urther class activities. 

m-campus . . . 

re convenient and economical. 
Hotel rooms are scarce during this 
he racing season, so make those 
eservations early!) Dorm rooms 
i James and James Annex are 
vailable for out-of-towners, but 
ou II want to remember your alarm 
ock, linens, pillows, etc.; the 
loms are spartan. Kids stay with 
ou at no extra charge, but bring 
eeping bags! 

Meals in the cafeteria are avail- 
ble, and child care — by advance 
gistration, please — will be head- 
uartered close at hand in James 
obby. Take advantage of these 

onomical services according to 
le needs of your family. 

Special events 
his year . . . 

an Alumni Tennis Tournament; 
nnis buffs (alumni and spouses) 
e encouraged to enter this event, 
hich will be on a "scrambles, 
mbles" basis. Winners will receive 

. the sincere congratulations of 
1, and a custom plaque. To be 
ayed on the beautiful new Cold 
ome courts! 

Annie . . . one ol Broadway s 
st-loved musicals will be pro- 
iced by Centenary s nationally 
claimed theatre department; per- 
rmances during Alumni Weekend 
ill be at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Fri- 
iy, and Saturday, and at 2:00 
m. Sunday, at the Marjorie Lyons 
ayhouse. Special half-price rate 
$5 (tor Friday night performance 
ily) to Alumni who order via this 
'gistration Form. 


Detach and mail with payment to: Alumni Weekend, Centenary College, P.O. Box 4188. 
Shreveport, LA 71 L34-0188. Make checks payable to "Alumni Weekend". 

Adult Reservations: Name Class 


Attending Spouse 

Class (if alum) 

Reunions (please enter number of reservations in the appropriate spaces) 

"Roaring 20\s" 1933 _ $10 1947-'48-'49 _ 817.50 

1958 afternoon event 1958 Reunion Dinner @$25 




@ $15 

(Have you signed up via Scott Pender?) 

(Have you signed up via David Henington?) 

Awards Banquet adults @ $8.00 

Family Picnic 

adults ("• $3.50 

_ children to have separate 
meal in Cafeteria _ $2.00 

children _ $2.00 

Free Events (please indicate total number — adults & children — planning to attend) 

Sat. morning Registration-Reception ________ Lands End Plantation Tour 

Church Careers Reception Meadows Museum Tour 

Alumni College Classes 

Harmony (Hallquist) 

Money Mgmt. (Chumley) 

Nutrition (LeFevers) 

Sunday Morning Social 

Tennis Tournament (Spectator) 

Tennis Tournament Entry (please enclose $3 per entry) 

Jack London (Labor) 
Stress Mgmt. (Dulle) 
Home Computers (Teter) 

Worship Service 

Class Year 

Level of Proficiency (circle): 




(be honest!) 

Theatre Tickets: 

(tickets will be held 
at the box office) 

Annie (@ $5) 

_ $10) 

Fri., (i 24 — H p.m. 

Thurs., 6 23 — 8 p.m. 

Sat. (i 25 S p.m. Sun. 2b' 2 p.m. 


($10 deposit required for rooms; please pre-pay for Reunion, meals, etc.) 

Single-occupancy room Double occupancy room 

nights at $15 per night . nights at $10 per adult per night 

children in room — age(s) 

Est. time of arrival on campus: 

Preferred suite-sharing couple: 



Please Indicate Number 
@ $2.50 - Saturday Breakfast 

(_ $3.75 — Saturday Supper 

@ $2.50 - Sunday Breakfast 

@ $3.25 — Sunday Lunch 

Children (under 12) 

- @ $1.50 

- (a< $1.75 

- @ $1.50 

- @ $2.25 

(See above for Friday supper and Saturday lunch) 

Names and ages of children to be registered: 

Enter child's initials here 
& in appropriate space(s) 

Friday evening, 6:30-10 
Saturday afternoon, 1-5 

Saturday morning, 9-12 
. Saturday evening, 6-12 

Sunday morning, 10:30-12 

(Any area of particular interest youth might have: 


"Oil and Our Energy Future" was the 
theme of Centenary College's eighth 
annual Free Enterprise Conference, 
which drew hundreds of business men, 
women, and students to campus. 
Sponsored by the College and the 
Associates for Free Enterprise, the 
conference featured Dr. Margaret N. 
Maxey, Chair of Free Enterprise at 
the University of Texas, and Lloyd N. 
Unsell, executive vice president of the 
Independent Petroleum Association 
of America. 

A general failure in the United States 
to maintain adequate perspectives on 
energy needs foreshadows a period of 
serious reckoning, according to Dr. 
Maxey. "We have lost any meaningful 
historical perspective on what energy 
means today by contrast with what 
energy meant 150 years ago," she said. 
"Instead we have been hearing a super- 
ficial statistic: 'We are six percent of 
the world's population, yet we are con- 
suming 35 to 40 percent of the world's 
energy . ' We should realize that 1 00 per- 
cent of what the world now means by 
energy would not exist if it were not for 
the scientific and technological in- 
novations of this much-maligned six 

Dr. Maxey also cited that we have 
failed to develop and maintain any 
adequate global perspective on energy 
needs. Recent studies, she said, conclude 
that there is a direct positive correlation 
between health, material well-being, 
and levels of energy use. Increased 

energy use levels have meant that 
mortality has declined because it has 
raised standards of living. 

Third, we have failed to develop and 
insist upon an adequate ethical perspec- 
tive on energy risks, she said. Too many 
political activists and national opinion 
leaders are paralyzing ordinary citizens 
with phobic fears about the dangers of 
radiation and toxic chemicals, an obses- 
sion she compared to 16th and 17th 
century witch-hunting. 

An essential key to global stability, 
Dr. Maxey said, is the production, distri- 
bution, and use of adequate, affordable 
energy. The seeds of another war lie in 
competition for scarce energy supplies. 
To extirpate those seeds is a moral 

"The Role of Independent Oil Producers 
Through the Year 2000" was the topic 
of Mr. Unsell, who began by saying that 
the energy future of America literally 
will be secure or insecure based on pub- 
lic and political understanding of two 
very simple facts : ( 1 ) Nobody is excluded 
from the oil business, but (2) nobody has 
to be in the oil business. 

He also pointed out that it was highly 
appropriate that the future role of inde- 
pendent petroleum explorer-producers 
be a subject of discussion at a Free 
Enterprise Conference. No other in- 
dustrial activity reflects so conclusively 
the effectiveness and benefits of private 
enterprise in operation, free of unneces- 
sary constraints; conversely, no other 
industry can more quickly be decimated 

by unnecessary constraints such as 
government price, production, and 
supply controls. 

The energy challenge in the rest of th, 
century , Mr. Unsell said, will be to keej 
enough curious explorers committed t 
the search for petroleum fuels. Economi 
and government policy will be critical 
important. They will control the climat 
for investment, and, in the end, whetht 
we succeed or fail in providing needed 
petroleum resources. 

The government policy of price contri 
is one area of concern, Mr. Unsell sak 
Government price controls do not reai 
benefit the consumer, as many politi 
cians believe, and would have the pubt 
believe. What price controls have donj 
in the past 1 7 years is to cut drilling anc 
exploration in half and cut the number 
independent producers by 10,000. 
Consequently, our oil import inde- 
pendence has skyrocketed, prices hav 
gone up, and gasoline lines have ap- 
peared. Decontrol is the message con 
sumers need to send to Washington. 

Even with government constraints, 
the opportunities for the imaginative 
entrepreneur can be as attractive and 
rewarding as ever through the 1980s 
and 1990s, he said. Independent ex- 
plorer-producers can continue to makt 
this country the world's leading ener^ 
producer, an achievement that can or 
result from a free economic system th 
rewards the risks and successes of 
private enterprise. 


Hal Sutton 

Priorities and discipline are two key aspects of performance — 
n golf and in life. 

That caveat comes from Hal Sutton '81, who sets his sights 
ligh and gets there. 

Since joining the Professional Golf Tour in 1 982, this Cente- 
lary business major has enjoyed the richest rookie year in 
listory, winning $237,434 to break the previous record of 
1153,102. In the fall, he won the Walt Disney World Classic, 
ind just last month, he was named Rookie of the Year by Golf 
digest. It has also been recently announced that Hal has agreed 
o a touring pro affiliation with Bent Pine Gold Club in Vero 
Jeach, Fla. 

His collegiate successes are no less enviable: Walker Cup 
"earn, U.S. Amateur Champion, Western Amateur Champion, 
\Iorth and South Amateur Champion, World Amateur Team 
championship, and NCAA Championship -runnerup. In 1980 
lal was named Collegiate Player of the Year by Golf Magazine 
nd #1 Amateur in the U.S. by Golf Digest. 

"My years at Centenary hold many memories from both the 
lassroom and playing on the golf team, " Hal writes. "I 
eminisce my college years and remember many professors 
ind friends who helped me prepare for the business world. I 
lave great pride when I think of our golf team which developed 
nd gained national recognition." 

Priorities and discipline — add talent, and you've got some- 
tiing special. 

Hal Sutton 

Dr. Glenn O. Hilburn 

Glenn O. Hilburn, 
Founders ' Day Speaker 

Centenary alumnus Dr. Glenn O. Hilburn '5 1 , who holds an 
unprecedented third consecutive term as president of Omicron 
Delta Kappa, will mark the College's 158th academic year 
when he speaks at Founders' Day Convocation Thursday, April 

The event will take place in Brown Chapel at 11 a.m. fol- 
lowed by a picnic lunch in Crumley Gardens. 

Dr. Hilburn was first inducted into ODK, a national leader- 
ship traternity, while a student at Centenary, and has served 
in the national organization in various capacities since 1962. 
Since the establishment of ODK in 1914, no president has 
ever been elected to serve more than two consecutive terms. 

'Little did I ever dream, writes Dr. Hilburn "that I would 
someday become president of the Society when I was a student 
member of the Centenary Circle in January 1951. I am ex- 
tremely proud of both associations — my alma mater and its 
local ODK Circle." 

Now a professor of religion at Baylor University, Dr. Hilburn 
earned his degree at Centenary in chemistry. He received his 
bachelor of divinity degree in 1956 and his doctor of theology 
degree in 1960, both from The Southwestern Baptist Theo- 
logical Seminary in Fort Worth. He did postdoctoral work at 
the University of Texas at Austin, after joining the Baylor 
faculty in 1961. 


What a combo 

Making beautiful music and a beautiful photograph are members of the tulltime faculty of 
the Hurley School of Music including (left to right) James Ring, Dr. Donald Rupert, Dr. 
Michael Williford, Ronald Dean, Mrs. Gale Odom, and Dr. Frank Carroll, dean. (Not 
pictured are William Teague and William Riley.) In the background is the Hurley Music 
Building where classes and concerts are held. 

Hurley 5 

The vocal and instrumental progran 
at Centenary is truly music to our ear; 

Orchestrated by Dean Frank Carro'' 
the Hurley School of Music offers a 
symphony of courses, degrees, and 
events for Centenary students and the 
Ark-La-Tex community. 

Dr. Carroll, in addition to his teachin 
and duties as dean, serves as conduct! 
and music director of the Longview 
Symphony Orchestra. A graduate of th< 
Eastman School of Music, he has also 
been active in composing, public schoi 
teaching, and studio teaching. 

"I'm very impressed with our faculty ■ 
their programs here and their extra- 
curricular activities, " beamed Dr. Carre 
"It's amazing what they all do." 

Directing the Centenary Opera 
Theatre is Gale Odom, a coloratura 
soprano who has performed widely ini 
opera and as a recitalist in the South. | 
Performances of "The Marriage of 
Figaro" in late April and early May art 
keeping Gale busy, in addition to her 
regular voice classes. 

Co-director for the Opera Theatre i 
William Riley, presently a doctoral 
student at the University of Illinois. 
A winner of regional Metropolitan Ope 
auditions. Bill is active in local opera 
productions and serves as an officer 
in the National Association of Teache 
of Singing. 

James Ring, a newcomer to Cente- 
nary's faculty, serves as director of the 
Hurley Chamber Singers, a small groi 
of students who perform throughout th 
city and in recital on campus. Jim is alsc 
busy developing a music education 
program for public school teachers, 
which will begin in the fall. 

It takes a lot of energy to direct fou 
instrumental groups, and that's just wh 
Dr. Michael Williford has. A clarineti* 
with extensive orchestral, solo, and 
chamber music experience, Mike wor< 
with the student Pep Band, which eve 
learned the Yugoslavian National 
Anthem for an exhibition game again: 
the Yugoslav team; the all-student Win 
Ensemble; the all-student Stage Band 
and the faculty Woodwind Quintet, 
pictured in the last issue of Centenan 
Mike is also principal clarinetist with 
the Longview Symphony and is activ 
as an adjudicator. 

x)l of Music is in fine tune 


William Teague wears at least two 
usical hats at Centenary. For the 
,'cond year, he is serving as director of 
entenary's Handbell Choir, made up 
students, faculty, and staff. A summer 
orkshop is expected to draw handbell 
usicians from all over the country. Mr. 
sague is perhaps better known as our 
acher of organ and director of the 
lurch music program. He has appeared 
concert throughout the United States, 
jrope, Australia, and Asia, and has 
cently recorded an album on the world- 
mous organ at St. Mark's Episcopal 
[lurch, where he is director of music, 
le album, "William Teague Plays 
Ulan, Franck, Ginastera,' 'is available 
St. Mark's Gift Shop or at Centenary. 
Donald Rupert is called on frequently 
accompany guest artists who appear 
i Hurley's Friends of Music Series, 
so a graduate of the Eastman School of 
usic, Don is a professor of piano, a 
aster class teacher, and a recitalist. 
In addition to Ronald Dean's music 
itory and theory classes at Centenary, 
: serves as choirmaster and organist 
; St. Paul's Episcopal Church. 
JThe part-time faculty are no exception 
the excellence of teaching and dedi- 
tion to music. 

Constance Knox Carroll, wife of the 
an, teaches piano and piano ensemble 
an artist-in-residence. A winner of 
tional and international piano com- 
tition, Connie performed a world 
emiere in Greensboro, N.C., this 
ring. She will also appear as a recitalist 
d lecturer at the Music Teachers 
itional Association and as a recitalist 
th Gale Odom at the Louisiana State 
invention of Federated Music Clubs, 
it that's not enough to keep her busy , 
|)nnie will perform as soloist with the 
reveport Summer Music Festival 
chestra and in recital with Sidney 
irth in June. 

Director of the highly successful 
zuki Violin School for the community's 
ung students is Laura Crawford, 
10 also teaches applied violin to our 
:ntenary students. Laura will coordi- 
te a one-day Suzuki workshop to be 
Hd in late spring, in between her 
rtormances with the Longview Sym- 
ony, where she has been concert- 
ikster; the Baroque Artist of Shreve- 

port, and other concerts. 

II everything sounds too great tor the 
Hurley School ot Music, you re right. 
A slightly tlat note is that more music 
students are needed. 

"Current enrollment is minimal, but 
comfortable, said Dr. Carroll. "We 
could use an increase ot from 10 to 20 
more students per year. We certainly 

don't want to get too large, but more 
students would be healthy. A big help 
would be tor alumni or former music 
students to tell high school students 
about our program. Or just give me the 
students' names and addresses. Once 
you get in touch with us, we can do the 

Stress in musical marriages 

A great majority of musicians believe 
they are better equipped than most 
people in coping with stress. But when 
the going gets really tough, most musicians 
feel music can be used therapeutically. 
However, they often listen to a type of 
music markedly different from their own. 

Those are some of the findings of 
Centenary psychology Professor Mark 
Dulle and three of his students who have 
recently compiled results from research 
on stress in musical marriages. The 
findings came from over 75 question- 
naires responded to by musicians in 
Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi, 

The research grew out of a concern 
expressed by an officer of the Music 
Teachers National Association that the 
divorce rate among musicians might be 
higher than among other groups. Dr. 
Dulle explained. Though they haven't 
yet answered that question, the re- 
searchists did discover some interesting 
facts, some of which were reported to 
the national convention of the Music 
Teachers National Association in Hous- 
ton last month. 

The majority of musicians interviewed 
felt that they experienced higher levels 
of stress than other groups. At the same 
time, they feel they are more fulfilled 
than their non-musician peers and they 
also feel they are just as happy as their 
non-musician friends, 

A stressor many musicians encounter 
is performing in public where per- 
formance expectations are generally 
very high. Regardless of positive feed- 
back from others, it is not uncommon for 
the musician to feel he has not performed 
to his maximum potential. Practice, 
practice, practice is another musical 

element that can tax those close to the 
musician as much as, if not more than, 
the musician himself. 

Dr. Dulle conjectured that perhaps 
those musicians who were not as well- 
equipped to handle stress have abandoned 
the musical world professionally and 
settled into other professions, maybe 
even psychology. 


Keep a great 
teacher teaching 

Hundreds of small private colleges will 
be closing their doors between now and 
the 1990s, but not Centenary College. 

That prediction came from Dr. James 
L. Fisher, president of the Council for 
Advancement and Support of Education 
(CASE) who spoke at the volunteer kick- 
off luncheon for the Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund. 

"Most college presidents these days 
are faceless, he said, "but not yours. 
Don Webb is one of the most extraordi- 
nary men I've ever met. Your faculty is 
strong — they hold degrees from all over 
the country. Your trustees take a very 
active role in the life of the College — 
they know what is going on. The enroll- 
ment is healthy, and your students get 
smarter every year." 

These assets, along with the excellent 
financial support and volunteer service 
given to Centenary, should keep the 
doors open and great teachers teaching 
at this College for a long time to come. 

In the top ten 

William McNamara 70 was featured 
in the February issue of American Artist 
where he was highlighted as one of the 
top ten watercolorists in the country. 

"I always 'find' rather than compose 
the still lifesl paint," said Bill in the arti- 
cle, which is illustrated by one of his 

He and his wife and two sons live in 
the Boston Mountains of Newton County, 
Ark., near the Buffalo National River. 
His paintings are sold through galleries 
in Jackson, Miss., New Orleans, and 
Bethesda, Md. 

Atter graduating trom Centenary, 
where he also taught, Bill earned his MA 
from New Mexico Highlands University. 

Close quarters 

Carolyn Garison has some good news 
and some bad news about the music 
library at Centenary. 

First, the good news: Centenary's 
music library is believed to be the only 
one in this area, and certainly has the 
biggest collection of records and scores 
-over 6,000. 

The bad news: The small room in 
Hurley Music Building is bulging at the 
seams. "We've got to do something 
soon," said Carolyn, a graduate of Cen- 

President Donald Webb (left) congratulates Bill Anderson on an eventful kiclil 
luncheon for the annual Great Teachers-Scholars Fund. Looking on is Dr. James Fislfl 
president of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), giJ 
speaker for the event. Impressed by Centenary College, Dr. Fisher said that as lonjH 
Centenary continues its current successes, it will not be among the hundreds of snfl 
colleges predicted to close their doors in the next decade. 

It's her job to re-catalogue the pieces 
and update the classification done in 
1972, when Magale Library opened. 
The Music library is a satellite of Magale, 
and Carolyn splits her time between the 

Luckily lor Carolyn, "Music is just my 
favorite thing. Just to be able to work 
with it, in it, under it, is very stimulating. 


Centenary College athletes have done 
it again. 

Two gymnasts — Jill Brown of Rock- 
wall, Texas, and Jennifer Forshee of 
Bonne Terre, Mo., earned All-American 
honors for the fourth consecutive year at 
the recent NAIA national meet in 
Pueblo, Colo. This achievement — claimed 
by very few persons in the country — is 
a first in the College's 158-year-history . 
And to ice the cake, Jill was voted over- 
whelmingly the NAIA Student Athlete 
of the Year. 

Alumni Weekendi 

An exhibit of the early works of tr| 
famous American artist Edward Hopp 
will be on view at Centenary s Meado\ 
Museum of Art June 26-July 24. The e: 
hibit consists ot original drawings, wat 
colors, prints, photographs, and memci 
bilia of this great artist and covers hi; 
period of development from childhooc 
his first major New York show. 

The exhibit is organized trom the 
lection of the Rev. Arthayer R. Sanbd 
who was a personal friend of the Hoji 
family and is currently the most knov 
edgeable authority on Hopper in the 
United States. Rev. Sanborn will be 
present at the opening and will give 
gallery talk on Sunday, June 26, at 
2 p.m., an event tree and open to the 1 

Of roses, 
master plans 

A Master Plan for the Centenary 
ollege campus was unveiled in Febru- 
•y , and one portion of it is already under 
Centenary College President Donald 

Webb announced that a rose garden, 
Dw being built adjacent to Hamilton 

, will honor the late Addie Hodges 
id the late Maggie Hodges James, and 
ill be called the Hodges Rose Garden, 
le garden is a gift of Mr. and Mrs. 
illiam James of Ruston , and memori- 
izes his mother and grandmother. A 

ntenary graduate , Mr. James is also a 
ember of the Board of Trustees. 
Many of the roses to be planted in 
e garden will be the new Centenary 
pse, bred especially for the College at 
■mstrong Nurseries in California. 
| lis hybrid tea rose is deep maroon in 
lor and very fragrant. Some 400 trial 

shes have been planted on campus 
d in rose gardens throughout the 

k-La-Tex to make sure that this rose 
11 like it here. 

The Hodges Rose Garden is part of 
Vlaster Plan which also proposes 
untains, a shallow pond, an outdoor 
t exhibit area , an outdoor theatre , and 
:iady plazas all over the campus. The 

plan, unveiled to the Campus Improve- 
ment Committee, was also presented to 
the students, faculty , and administrators 
for their comments and criticisms. 

The Master Plan began with the en- 
thusiasm of Trustee Harry V. Balcom, 
who has worked for the past two years 
with the Committee and Townsley 
Schwab of Schwab and Associates 
Landscapes Architects to develop the 

Schwab said the whole plan is to serve 
as a guide in the development of the 
campus and will hopefully perpetuate 
a campus environment that will "enrich 
the learning experience of Centenary 
while offering a place of beauty and 
enjoyment and a sense of pride to the 
College and the community." 


The month of February held some 
surprises and poignant memories for 
Centenary College. 

Beaird-Poulan renewed its member- 
ship in the President's Club (minimum 
gift: $5,000), even though the tough 
economic climate forced them to close 
their doors. 

An Open Green House was held 
Tuesday , Feb. 8, on the rooftop of Mickle 
Hall, where a green house now stands. 

ench painter Jean Despujols's granddaughter Jeanne Burkley of Natchez assists with 
e hostessing duties at the Meadows Museum's seventh birthday party. President 
jonald Webb took the opportunity to announce that a documentary film of Mr. Despu- 
Is's works housed in the museum will be made this year. Hundreds of well-wishers 
ere on hand for the festivities Sunday afternoon, Feb. 20. 

The structure was a gift to the Biology 
Department from Mr. and Mrs. Don A. 
Raymond, Jr.. longtime friends ol the 

An all-time high of over 800 senior 
adults have enrolled in the Senior Adult 
Education Program, sponsored by 
Centenary and Shreveport -Bossier City 
churches. The classes, offered free of 
charge, are open to all persons aged 60 
and over, and are taught by volunteers 
from the community and the campus. 


Anna Russell, musical satirist extra- 
ordinaire, will bring her own unique 
look at life to Centenary College s Gold 
Dome on Sunday, May 22, at 2:30 p.m. 
when she addresses the Class ot '83 at 
their commencement. At 5 p.m. that 
afternoon, she and the Centenary College 
Choir will team up for a benefit per- 
formance tor the Choir, which is raising 
money for its summer concert tour to 
Japan and China. 

Miss Russell, dubbed the "crown prin- 
cess of music parody by Time maga- 
zine, has been poking fun at musical 
pomposity for more than three decades. 
The Canadian-born performer began as 
a student of serious music at the Royal 
College of Music in London. Following 
several disastrous forays into serious per- 
formance, she decided to turn to comedy. 

She is a madcap institution who spoofs 
opera, musical history, and the cultural 
elite with a cheerfulness that makes 
even the most devoted music buff howl 
with laughter. 

The Devilish Diva, age 70, will make 
this her last appearance on her "fare- 
well tour." 

In August, Russia 

Some 24 Centenary College students 
and alumni joined Dr. Royce Shaw, 
chairman of the Department of History 
and Political Science, and his wife. Dr. 
Joy Shaw, a specialist in Russian litera- 
ture, for a tour of the Soviet Union during 
the month of January . The trip was such 
a success that Professor Shaw plans to 
organize another trip for August, 1983, 
and a longer tour for May, 1984. Anyone 
interested in obtaining further details 
may contact Dr. Shaw at (318) 869-5183 
or 949-9360. 



In the 


at Centenary College 

By Bill Roberts 

Sports Information Director 

In the long and storied history of 
Centenary, never has athletics been 
more involved in the life of the College 
than it is today. 

For the spring semester 1983, Cente- 
nary athletes comprise about one- 
eighth of the total on-campus student 
population through men's basketball, 
baseball, cross country, golf, riflery, 
soccer, tennis, and volleyball, and 
women's basketball, cross country, 
gymnastics, and tennis. 

One hundred twenty-seven student 
athletes share 55 athletic scholarships. 
These athletes practice their sport 
about three hours per day and represent 
Centenary throughout the United States. 

The Centenary men's athletic pro- 
gram has been a member of the National 
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA 
Division I) since the early 1960s. The 
ladies' program joined the National 
Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 
(NAIA) last August and is a first-year 

Athletics has played a major role in 
the development of the College's per- 
sonality by producing outstanding 
individuals who qualified for the highest 
level of competition available to them. 
For example, Kathy Johnson, a Cente- 
nary All-American gymnast, made the 
1980 Olympic team and is acclaimed as 
a superior gymnast all over the world. 

The mid 70s produce Robert Parish, a 
five-time All-American basketball star, 
who has become a two-time NBA All- 
Star with the Boston Celtics. The list 
continues with Centenary's latest prize 
in the PGA Rookie of the Year in 1982, 
Hal Sutton, a 1 98 1 graduate who earned 
All-American honors and won several 

awards throughout his illustrious career 

In addition to individual excellence, 
there have been several outstanding 
team achievements in the last five years. 
The Ladies captured four consecutive 
AIA W Division II gymnastics champion- 
ships and came in second in 1982. The 
Gents' golf team won three straight 
TAAC golf championships and came in 
second last year. 

Also, the Ladies finished in the top 
ten three straight years, in the AIAW 
tennis championships, finishing fifth in 
1980, seventh in 1981, and tenth in 
1982. The Centenary baseball team tied 
for the TAAC western division champion- 
ships in 1981. 

Even though the list of outstanding 
individual and team achievements 
continues, there's another side to the 
story about the rich traditions of the 
smallest NCAA Division I school in 

During the last four years (including 
the May '83 graduation), 48 student 
athletes will have graduated from 
Centenary, twice the national average. 
And that's good news for Centenary 
because of the new legislation passed 
at the NCAA Convention last January. 

During the 77th annual NCAA Con- 
vention, more than 1,400 delegates 
passed proposal No. 48, which requires 
an incoming student-athlete to register 
a minimum 700 combined score on the 
SAT verbal and math sections or a 15 
composite score on the ACT for initial 
eligibility at a Division I school, plus an 
overall 2.0 average from a high school 
core curriculum. 

This decision will strengthen Cente- 
nary's athletic tradition because the 
entrance requirements at Centenary are 
already above NCAA standards. This 

means Centenary will have a jump o 
the majority of NCAA state-supporte 
institutions around the nation. 

"I think the new rule is needed,'' sail 
David Coss, a former standout baseb 
player at Centenary who graduated 
with a 3.8 grade-point-average in 19 
and now is playing in the Pittsburgh 
Pirates organization. 

"It's a big paradox, athletics and 
education," Coss added. "In order to i; 
reach success you devote your whole li 
to one or the other, and usually educat 
suffers. People place different degree 
of importance on academics and athlet: j 
There are so many hours in a day. Yoj 
have to know your priorities. Fortunat 
ly, I knew mine. 

Coss received the TAAC post- 
graduate scholarship award last sprirj 
and even though he turned it down ajg 
the moment, he plans on going to gradup 
school if professional baseball is not 1 1 

Another standout student-athlete si 
Centenary is Katrina Kellogg, a fresh I 
man gymnast who said she would nod 
have been able to attend Centenary if I ; 
weren't for gymnastics. "I know I ha\tl 
no future in gymnastics when my foul j 
years are up," Kellogg said. "But I wM 
to be able to compete to the best of nB 
ability. I want to get an education, arj-j 
had it not been for my athletic aid I 
would not have been able to attend 

Athletics and education go hand in 
hand, and at Centenary College tfj 
have been working well together for tl I 
last 80 years! The future of Centenai 
and it's athletic programs is as much j 
part of you as it is of the Shreveport- 
Bossier Community. Don't let it be "Ofl 
of sight, out of mind." 




Class Agent for 1924-1929 SUE CUPPLES 
^RNETTE '28 received notes from 1925 class- 
ires GEORGE RAMSEY in Lynwood, Calif.; 
H. "BUCK'' FLETCHER in Saline, La.; and 
E and RACHEL LONG in Americus, GA, 
lere Ike is the Resident Council president for 

year in the retirement home where they live. 
From the Class of 1926, R.V. (RUBE) GLAS- 
L reported that after spending his life farming, 
ining, and serving on the Caddo Parish School 
iard, he has now leased his land "to let some- 
e else have all the everyday concerns. " 
\LLACE JOLLEY in Natchitoches decided to 
ire after 50 years of farming, JOE LACY of 
cogdoches and WARD PETERS of Shreveport 
nembered interesting times at Centenary. 
From far, distant places the Class of '27 heard 
m DR. W. GERARD BANKS in Tacoma, 
ROY MORWOOD) in Hermasillo, Sonora, 
RS. RICHARD S. ROWAN) wrote from 
mroe; and JAMES E. HYDE, from Natchi- 

The Class of 1928 learned that ROBERT E. 
(i)ODRlCH is the Bishop-in-residence ( retired ) 
Houston; LEONARD RIGGS of Riggs Enter- 
ses lives in Longview; LEILA MAE HARRIS 
RS. TOM R. JOHNSON) calls Springfield, OR, 
"ERS), who is Walter's sister, lives in Albu- 
jrque and that W.F. ( BILL) BOZEMAN of Oil 
y, with great loyalty said "with maybe a little 

, I believe our class of 1928 might be labelled 

choice of the twenties." 
Kmong the 1929 class, MRS. GEORGE 
trnake the trip from Morrilton, Ark., to Cente- 
y for the June Alumni Weekend. A. STONE 

very active in First Methodist Church and 
Catenary. She is a past president of the Cente- 
y Women's Club. They celebrated their 
den wedding anniversary last July with three 
wighters and five grandchildren acting as hosts, 
said, "Dr. George Sexton tied the knot!" 

"Roaring Twenties" —all former 
students of the 1920s Classes — are 
invited to be special guests of the College 

| at their Reunion Luncheon at noon on 
Saturday, June 25, in the Centenary 

I been making plans for the celebration. 
Please fill out the Reunion form in the 

i magazine and return it to the Alumni 


TIZABETH LIEBER FOX '30 has been re- 
rching for 33 years the little-known disease 
c ed Marfan's Syndrome, which took the life 
o(ier daughter, Nancy Clair, in 1950. In her 
FJpared biography, MRS. FOX has referenced 
Ojr 3,200 papers encompassing 100 years of 
pilication. She credits her degree in French 
Bn Centenary with her ability to translate from 
tl' French Dr. Marfan's original 1896 case 
r'jort and his review later of over 40 years of 
rparch. She is now bibliographer at the LSU 
Nclical School in Shreveport, a consultant for 
tl Marfan Project, and a research associate in 
| Orthopedic Department. In a recent feature 
aide in the Shreveport Times about her life and 
v'rk, MRS. FOX said that she wants to show the 
Hd what one person can do, "If we work on 
a ndividual basis to the best of our ability, we 
c start a little wave which will reach all over 
1 1 world." 

DR. FRED RUSSELL EDGAR '33 celebrated 
the 50th anniversary of his conversion and 
entrance into the ministry of the Methodist 
Church. After Centenary he graduated from 
S.M.U. with a B.D., Teachers' College in New 
York with a M.A., and Columbia University with 
a Ph.D. Since his retirement in 1981 he has been 
preaching, teaching, and conducting tours all 
over the world including Russia and China. 
FRED presently serves as the Southwest Regional 
Representative of Alaska Pacific University 
(Methodist) in Anchorage, Alaska (says it re- 
minds him of Centenary when the Class of '33 
was there! ). He is working on a new book to be 
titled "Reaching For the Good Life." His first 
book was "Life is For Living." 

The Golden Jubilee 50th Anniversary 
Reunion of the Class of 1933 will be held 
on Saturday evening, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. 
in Centenary's own Bynum Commons. The 
informal Prime Rib Dinner will have as 
special guests Dr. Mary Warters, Dr. and 
Mrs. E.L. Ford, and Mrs. Bryant ("Tip") 
made great plans, so be sure to fill in your 
reservation form now, and send it in. 


1940, was delighted with the avalanche of class 
news she received. ANNE SANDIFER TRIC- 
KETT reported that she and ED '38 live in 
Dallas, where they opened up a furniture show 
room at the Trade Mart with help from their son. 
ANNE received her MA in Library Science after 
leaving Centenary and worked in the Centenary 
library for five years. ANNE is also a certified 
genealogist, and her computer helps her retrieve 
and collate records for publication. 

LOIS PHILYAW YEARBY '40 and her hus- 
band, who is retired from the staff of Henderson 
State University, Arkansas, live in Arkadelphia 
and enjoy camping and fishing at DeGray Lake. 
Their two sons are both teachers and coaches in 
Texas, and they have three grandchildren. 

MARIE SPIVEY '40, now retired in Shreve- 
port, takes advantage of college study trips and 
recently enjoyed six weeks in England. 

JAMES L. SOVALL '40, executive director 
of the Louisiana Interchurch Conference in 
Baton Rouge, and his wife, ALICE BALAY 
MILLS, have three daughters, one son, and six 
grandchildren. In addition to his Interchurch 
Conference duties, JAMES has served as a dele- 
gate to the state Constitutional Convention and 
has been active on numerous other civic com- 
mittees, notably those engaged in prison reform. 
Since his overseas service as a chaplain to the 



October 30, 1982 


October 2, 1982 


October 31, 1982 


January 4, 1983 


November 14, 1981 


January 30, 1983 


(Mrs. Thomas Williams Mason Long) 

December 31 , 1982 

U.S. Marine Corps in Saipan and in Japan, 
JAMES has traveled to virtually every country 
on the globe. 


lives in Jackson, Miss., with husband JIMMY, 
a retired regional attorney for Gulf Oil. They 
now have five grandsons. 

LOUISE HOGAN ROSE has taught elemen- 

tary school in Shreveport, where she and 
husband CHARLES live. They have two married 
daughters and three grandchildren and keep 
up with Centenary through one daughter's 
participation as a chapter adviser for Zeta 
Tau Alpha. 

AUGUST GOLDSTEIN '40 of Tulsa was the 
first member of the American Association of 
Petroleum Geologists to receive the Distin- 
guished Service Award. Besides being an hon- 
orary member of that group, he has served on 
almost every important committee in the asso- 
ciation. A retired Lt. Col. in the Air Force 
Reserve, he is now general manager of Lubell 
Oil Co., but still finds time for tennis, philately, 
and all kinds of fishing. 

in Paradise Valley, Ariz., where she teaches 
remedial math and a class for people who fear 
math. She is organizing a company to produce 
materials for algebra students. 

BEVERLY BLOOD KING '40 obtained her 
MD in '45 and married DR. JOHN ALFRED 
KING in '48. BEVERLY practiced as an obste- 
trician and taught microscopic anatomy at 
Tulane Med. School and is now a surgical assis- 
tant. She also has four daughters, a son, and four 

CLEVE RAMSEY '40, a financial manager at 
Barksdale AFB, lives in Shreveport with hus- 
band PRENTISS, who retired from SWEPCO. 
They have two married children and a grandson. 

KOOKUM SHAFFER has two sons, GLEN 
ALLEN and DENMAN, and two grand- 
daughters. Her husband, GLEN ARDIS SHAF- 
FER, died in 1974. 

SPIES '40 had her first book "Gather Me 

For the 35th Cluster Reunion, the Classes 
of 1947-'48-'49 have planned a big cocktail 
buffet party on Saturday evening, June 25, 
at the Shreveport Country Club. MARILYN 
CURTIS BROWN promise plenty of food, a 
cash bar, and for your dancing OR listening 
pleasure, Bill Causey, Jr.'s Combo. There 
will be plenty of tables and seating space if 
you want to just sit, visit, eat, and show 
pictures of your grandchildren! The cost is 
$35 per couple or $17.50 per person. Make 
your reservations through the Reunion 
registration forms in this magazine, TODAY! 

Together, Lord, and Other Prayers for Mothers" 
published this January. She is married to ERIC 
SPIES and they have two daughters and a son. 


now has seven grandchildren, and two sons both 
in the oil business. Her husband, JAMES 
EMORY SMITHERMAN, died in 1978. 

LEROY KIRBY '40 and his wife VIRGINIA 
FULTON '47 farm in North Louisiana, and 
enjoy traveling in their motor home since their 
son, LEROY III, now farms with him. 

MURPH SHELTON '40, a geologist with 
Pennzoil, resides in Shreveport with wife MARY 
JOE. They enjoy their three grandchildren; 
son HARRELL F. SHELTON, is a Baptist 
minister in New Orleans, and daughter RUTH 
ANN PIERCE teaches high school in Raceland. 

From Red Bank. New Jersey, DOT FRANKS 
THURNER '40 writes that she keeps busy in 
the American Association of University Women, 
and playing tournament bridge. DOT is a Life 
Master of fifteen years and teaches classes. 

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Louisi- 
ana JOHN ALLEN DIXON, JR. '40 capsulized 
his life since graduation for the Class Notes of 
1940. After teaching high school for two years, 
he joined the Army and was captured during the 
invasion of Sicily and became a POW for 21 
months. He later obtained his LLB from Tulane, 
was elected and twice re-elected District Judge. 
In 1968 he was elected to the Second Circuit 
Court of Appeals; then, in 1971, an Associate 
Justice from the Second Supreme Court District. 
He is married to the former IMOGENE SHIP- 
LEY, and they have three daughters and a grand- 


Gladys Hurley 
succumbs Jan. 20 

Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys 
Fullerton Hurley were held Thursday, 
Jan. 20, at First United Methodist Church 
in Shreveport where she was an active 
member. She died Tuesday, Jan. 18, after 
a long illness. 

The widow of pioneer oil and gas 
producer Ed. E. Hurley, Mrs. Hurley 
built the Centenary College School of 
Music Building in his memory in 1964; 
the Gladys F. Hurley School of Music was 
named in her honor in August, 1975. She 
was also instrumental in building Live 
Oak Retirement Center and the Junior 
Achievement Building. 

Mrs. Hurley was a member of the 
Centenary College Board of Trustees for 
28 years; a charter member and a life 
member of the Shreveport Symphony 
Guild; a life member of the Shreveport 
Opera Guild; a charter member of Phi 
Beta sorority at Centenary; a member 
of the Music Forum, the Beautification 
Foundation, and the Woman's Depart- 
ment Club. She was awarded the 
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters 
Degree by Centenary in 1965. 

In a letter to Hurley Music School 
alumni. Dr. Frank Carroll, Dean, writes 
that the Music School was truly Mrs. 
Hurley's "child," and she loved it. "This 
love was reciprocated by those of us who 
knew her. Although we grieve the pas- 
sing of Gladys Fullerton Hurley, a de- 
voted Christian lady, a generous friend of 
Centenary, and a staunch supporter of 
music, we celebrate her life. We shall 
miss her." 

In her Class News Notes, 1947 Class Agent 
received her master's a few years ago and is 
back in the teaching field. She and husband 
JACK '42 moved to Barnesville, GA; their 
fourth and youngest child is a junior at Cente- 

promised that they would stay in Shreveport for 
the Reunion. They both practice medicine here. 

From LaCrosse, WI, POWELL JOYNER '47 
writes that he has "one wife, no kids, three bird 
dogs . . . and is flying sailplanes." POWELL is 
vice president in charge of Research for Trane 
Company . . . he also hopes to make the Reunion. 

Lafayette . . . husband DOUG retired a few 
years ago, but is now a consultant for an oil 
company in Peru. 

pleting a two-year term as President of the 
Louisiana Garden Club Federation. She is also 
a member of the Louisiana State Parks and 
Recreation Commission and the Kent House 
Board, a historic restoration in Alexandria; a 
director on the Bank of Lecompte Board; 
secretary of her Church Board; member of the 
Parish and State Medical Auxiliaries; and a 
"doting grandmother" when she is not busy 
being a Class Agent! 

received many letters. ANDY COVINGTON 
retired after 27 years with Hughes Aircraft, and 
is taking life easy in Redondo Beach, California, 
helping raise two grandchildren. 

DALE ADAMS '48 now has his own consulting 
business in Loveland, CO. He was plant manager 
for Bird and Son roofing in Shreveport and also 
Johns Mansville in Massachusetts. He and his 
wife PAT have four grown children and three 

In Montgomery, Texas, BOB DESTICHE '48 
is a manufacturer's representative for natural gas 
products, after having worked with Arkla Gas 


for 20 years. He and his wife, HARRIET FOWLER, 
have two children and one grandchild. 

Consulting geologist JIM POWELL retired 
after many years with C. H. Murphy Co. He and 
his wife CAROL live in El Dorado. 

DIBBLE STANCIL PATE '48 is helping a 
friend with a travel agency in Monroe . . . says 
it's more fun than work because she helps with 
some tours. She has four children and at last 
count, 2 grandchildren. 

In Shreveport, HERB DIEBNER '48 is present- 
ly working for the Paymaster Company. 

DAVID LIDE '48, a realtor in the mountain 
resort area of Lake Lure, NC, is married to 
ELIZABETH HOUSTON '44. They have three 

DR. ROGER MARTIN '48 has been a math 
instructor at Woodlawn High School for the past 
13 years and has taught all the courses given in 
the secondary schools of Louisiana. His son also 
received a B.S. in math from Centenary. ROGER 
sponsors the Science and Math club at Wood- 
lawn . . . and hopes to see everyone at the 

lives with her husband, BOB and three children 
in Norman, OK, where BOB works for an oil 

'48 are living in Houston now that TOM has re- 
tired as a commander with the United States Coast 
Guard. TOM and MINETTE have two children. 

PATTON '48 are living in Shreveport. They 
have three sons and five grandchildren. 

ROLAND J. ACHEE '49 was elected by the 
Shreveport Bar Association as president-elect 
in 1984 to succeed newly-elected president 
ROBERT K. MAYO '50. ACHEE is a member 
of the firm of Nelson, Achee & Fant, and has 
practiced in Shreveport since receiving his law 
degree from LSU. 

ANNE BYRNE MUELLER '49 wrote Class 
SON that since her husband's death (JIM 
MUELLER X49) in 1974, she rejoined the 
working world and is now a Senior Secretary 
with Coastal Corporation, an oil and gas firm in 
Houston. Her daughter CLAIR is a junior at 
Texas A & M; SUZY is a substitute teacher; 
STEPHANIE is a fifth-grade teacher; and 
JEANNE is a CPA. they all live with their 
families in Houston. Son PAUL lives in Tulsa, 
where he works with an infertility clinic. ANN 
has two grandchildren and is looking forward 
to the coming reunion. 

In Portland, Oregon, JOSEPH R. SMITH '49 
has been appointed Senior Vice President, 
Regulatory Affairs and Customer Relations, 
of the Northwest Natural Gas Company, with 
which he has worked for 27 years. He and his 
wife, JO ANN, have two daughters and one son. 
He has been active in the Portland Chamber of 
Commerce, Board of Directors of Junior Achieve- 
ment, and the American Gas Association and the 
Pacific Coast Gas Association. 


1956, updated information on ANNA NORTON. 
Since 1956 until her retirement in 198 1 , ANNA 
taught school, acquired a master's degree from 
Northwestern in counseling and guidance, and 
served as a counselor in the Caddo Parish School 
system for 12 years. After her retirement, she 
served as president of the local teachers' associ- 
ation, was president of the State Classroom 
Teachers' Association, and was a recipient of 
the Educator of the Year Award. 

JOHN BAKER '56, a pilot for United Airlines 
for the past 17 years, flies out of San Francisco as 
a DC-10 flight engineer"all overthe USA except 
in the deep South ..." JOHN'S oldest child 
RACHEL is a student at Bryn Mawr College in 
Philadelphia. He also has a 16-year-old son. 

Now a doctor and professor of education at 
Centenary, BOB HALLQUIST '56 reminisced 
about being a part-time student in the summers 
of '52 and '53 working off deficiencies for a Loui- 
siana teaching certificate! 


ceived an honorary doctor of divinity degree 
from Centenary. On receiving the Class Agei 
letter, he wrote that he would be honored to be 
member of the Class of 1956. He recently be 
came Rabbi Emeritus at B'Nai Zion Temple afl 
32 years in the pulpit and has served as Directc 
of Volunteers at the old Confederate Memon 
Hospital in Shreveport. For the past five yeai 
he has been teaching in the religion departmei 
at Centenary . . . "a most rewarding experience 

BRIDGES HOBSON '56 live in Tulsa, when 
RICHARD was recently promoted to Constn 
tion and Engineering Manager for Cities Servi 

The Shreveport Bar Association's newly-ele 
ed president for 1983 ROBERT K. MAYO '5 
and partner in the law firm of Greene, Ayre 
Mayo, is also a graduate of Tulane School of L 




JAMES M. McCOY '66 has been named vil 
president, military sales and public affairs, fcfj 
Mutual of Omaha and its life insurance affilia! 
United of Omaha, in Omaha, Neb. He was s<| 
ving as second vice president at the time of h| 

Shreveport dentist DR. TOM COLQUITT '( I 
was elected to the Board of Trustees of Baylij 
College of Dentistry. An active lecturer for oj 

The 25th Anniversary Reunion of the 
Class of '58 will be held on Saturday 
evening, June 25, at the Shreveport Club. 
The Class will gather at 7:30 for a Social 
Hour, followed by dinner. The cost of this 
Reunion Dinner will be $25 per person. 
'58 Class Agents PAT OLIVER ROSBOT- 
and Reunion Chaircouple OSCAR and 
this very special occasion, the climax to 
a full day of fun. 

P.S. Don't forget our afternoon field trip! 

tinuing education in the dental profession, D 
COLQUITT has served as president of the No: 
west Louisiana Dental Association and secrete 
of the Southwest Academy of Restorative De 
istry. He is a fellow of the American College 
Dentists, a member of the Academy of Operat 
Dentistry, Board of Governors of the Red Rive 
Revel Arts Festival, and a former member of tl 
Montessori School for Shreveport and the Ce 
tral Branch of the YMCA. 

HAM CABRA '73 are happy to announce thel 
birth of their third child, KEELY ELIZABET 
The proud parents and their new daughter res j 
with their other two children, Lance and Bree. F 
Leesville, where Edwin is an attorney with 
Cabra & Leach. 

SUE RUBENSTEIN '60 has accepted the f 
position of director of Health Fair '83 in Shrevi I 
port. In this position, she will coordinate all 
activities associated with this regional health' 
fair including utilizing National Health Scree 
ing Council, the Times, and the local chaptei 
the American Red Cross. 

RAYMOND L. JOHNSON '60 was namec 
executive vice president and corporate secret: I 
at M.L. Bath Co., Ltd., where he has worked f 1 )' 
30 years. | 

Class Agent JAMES GO INS that she is a profe 
sor at Tulsa University in the Center for Cor| 
municative Disorders, and is already a granc 

started a typing, proofreading, and editing 
business in her home in South Weymouth, Ma (■ 
chusetts. (She wrote about dreading to type 
college paper as a student, but now "it all seen 
quite simple!") 

recently appointed by Shreveport's new ma: 

Wayne Curtis '69 
President, Alumni Association 


several months ago, Chris asked me 
start thinking about my farewell 
entements" column. Somehow, fare- 
11 sounded so final that I decided that 
lections might be more appropriate. 
Ijat at least doesn't remind one of an 
mal being put out to pasture to graze 

Ay initial reflection dealt with the first 
nrd meeting I conducted as president, 
mat a fiasco. After nearly four hours of 
leussion, the board members left with 
:] understanding that the meetings 
juld become more streamlined, and 
S t each member would be assigned to a 
nmittee. Each committee would de- 
op a set of goals and report back at 
annual board meetings. I am happy 
eport that at our last board meeting, 
were able to have reports, discuss 
iv business, and finish within an hour. 
;reat relief for one who hates long, 
wn-out meetings. 

Ay second reflection deals with conti- 
ty. I feel since the arrival of Chris 
bb, as Director ot Alumni Relations, 
implementation of the new Consti- 
iion, and having the problem of 
mecoming and Alumni Weekend 
Dived, we as an alumni association 
e gained a great deal of continuity. 
ris has been able to experience tirst- 
id the problems ot leadership in the 
mni office, not what has been re- 
ted to him as problems of the past. 
i* l h the success of last year's Alumni 
Aekend, we have been able to back up 
) assessment of the value of both 
I mecoming and Alumni Weekend in 
<fns of numbers. 

\y third reflection has to do with the 
I ss Agent system. Anyone who 
) >oses the Class Agent theory needs 
ply to talk to someone who has served 
rhat capacity. The system is the best 
flicle available tor keeping the lines of 
^nmunication open for the individual 
:!;ses. And last, but not least, I feel that 
I n leaving the alumni situation in good 
Ifdership hands. Tom Burton is an 
* 'rgetic person who will do an excel- 
It job. Please do not hesitate if Tom 
sluld ask you to serve in some capacity. 
Airateful thanks for all the help I re- 
eved during the past two years. 

The Classes of 19ti7-'«8-'69 will cele- 
brate their 15th Cluster Reunion with a 
great party planned for Saturday night. 
June 25. at Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club. 
The cost for each adult will be $15. Re- 
union organizers LKONARD and MARY 
plans, so be sure to check the reservation 
forms in this magazine and mail them 


75 and her husband Mickey work for Hel- 
merich and Payne International Drilling Co. 

in Pampa, Texas, where she keeps busy with 
her children KEITH and STEPHEN; husband 

John Hussey, to the city personnel board. 

PAULA HUDSON BATES X65 lives in Tyler, 
Texas, with her husband, DR. JOE B. BATES, 
a pediatrician, and their four children. Their 
daughter JENNIFER will be ready lor Centenary 
in '84. Her lather, PAUL JAY HUDSON X38, 
attended Centenary on a football scholarship, 
playing left guard under Coach Curtis Parker. 
He was also on the Centenary Boxing team and 
a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. 


MIKE BARKETT 72 is the basketball coach 
and business manager at St. Andrew's Episcopal 
School in Jackson, Miss. His team has won 
several state championships and he was named 
Coach ot the Year in Mississippi in 79 as well as 
being featured in Sports Illustrated MIKE and 
his wife 'LINDA, a dental hygienist and dental 
school junior, have spent the last two years 
building their 2-story Victorian home from 
scratch, along with some help from his Laborador 

CAMILLE YOUNG BRYAN 72 takes care ol 
year old toddler FRANK and is sometimes 
personnel consultant to husband LOCKE, who 
has a film production company. She wrote that 
have a son, JAMES AUSTIN KLOPP. 

KATHY PARRISH 72 has her Ph.D. in phar- 
macology and is in her junior year in Med. school 
at LSU in New Orleans. She plans on a residency 
in otolaryngology. KATHY is also on the faculty 
as a clinical instructor at the School of Allied 
Health at LSU-NO. 

pleted his 5-year general surgery this past June 
and is now stationed with the USAF at Francis 
E. Warren AFB in Cheyenne, WY, with wile, 
MARSHA and their three children, CHRIS, 

THERESA McCONNELL 72 is completing 
her second year serving as pastor of First UMC 
in Jonesville, La. She completed her Doctor of 
Ministry degree from Perkins School of Theology 
last year, and continues to be involved in work- 
camp projects-- the last one on the Island of 
Roatan, Honduras. THERESA is also "into'' 
tennis and won first place in the photography 
division of the Soybean Festival last year. 

JOE WALKER, Class Agent 75, noted that 
for the County Children's Protection Services, 
lives in Nacogdoches, Texas, with her husband 
MICHAEL and their two children, STEPHEN 
and WILL. 

PAM VAN ALLEN 75 has completed her 
Ph. D. in clinical psychology from Memphis State 
University and has taken a position at the mental 
health center in Bowling Green, KY, as a senior 
psychologist. She will be presenting her dis- 
sertation on the treatment of tension headaches 
at the convention of the Associations for the 
Advancement of Behavior Therapy in Los 

works with the church and Junior League in 
Little Rock, where she lives with husband 
RODDY and their daughters EMILY and 

MARK FREEMAN 75 attends graduate school 
in the Biology Department of the University of 
Virginia. TOM ROBERTS 75, in the neigh- 
boring state of West Virginia, is doing a residency 
in radiology at the University of West Virginia in 

For their 1 01 h Year Reunion, the Class 
of 1973 will hold a dance on Saturday night. 
June 25. at Shreveport s new Holiday Inn- 
Holidome trom S p.m. until midnight. 
Admission will be $15 per person and will 
include linger buffet, beverage, and a 
cash bar. Due to financial commitment, 
the Reunion Committee of BARBARA 
SCOTT and JANET PENDER need your 
money NOW. Please make your check 
payable to Centenary College, Class of 73, 
and send it to .3COTT PENDER, 6231 
Berryhill, Dallas, Texas, 75231 as soon as 

PHIL is a lawyer and municipal judge 

Designing duo ALMA LLOYD JOHNSON 77 
and PATT JONES X77 presented a theatrical 
evening ot fashion in Shreveport, which was 
sponsored by the Urban League as part ot its 
cultural activities. PATT has studied at the Otis 
Institute ol Parsons School of Design at Los 
Angeles and is presently teaching creative 
wardrobe planning at Barbizon. ALMA is a 
professional actress, who soon plans to begin 
her own business as an image consultant. 

lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania in 
English, writing her dissertation. She is currently 
working in the Writing Across the University 
Program and preparing an essay on the con- 
nections between structures ot knowledge in 
literary texts and structures of knowledge in 
the teaching of writing. 


a new design studio thai is incorporated in her 
Okie English Shoppe in Shreveport. 

STEVEN R. BRANTON transferee! to Hous- 
ton with Superior Oil. He and his wife LEISA 
celebrated Thanksgiving '82 in Hawaii - luckily 
avoided the hurricane! STEVEN is a financial 
analyst with the company. 

The Class ol 1982 First Year Reunion 
will be a big splash. The swim party 
will be held at Jennie Lane Smith's home 
on East Ridge Drive on Saturday, June 
25, from 1-5 p.m. Cost will be $5 per 
person to cover refreshments. It you 
haven't sent in your registration form 
that came in the last class letter, please 
do so TODAY. Enclose your $5 check 
and mail it to DAVE HENINGTON, 
850 1 Millicent Way, #2123, Shreve- 
port, LA 71115. 

EVELYN HAMILTON '81 received her 
Master of Business Degree last spring trom 
Louisiana Tech. 

HAL SUTTON '81 was named Shreveport 
Journal's 1982 Professional Athlete of the Year. 

SARAH BRANTON '82 married K. WADE 
WILKERSON. She works at Seidman and 
Seidman Public Accounting Firm, and he works 
at Smith, Cole, Armstrong, Filipowski CPA Firm. 

MARTINUSEN on Jan. 14. They are living in 
Shreveport; JERRY works at Port Petroleum. 

SHEB ADKISSON '82 writes from Washing- 
ton, DC, where she works for Senator David 
Pryor from Arkansas, that she is working on his 
Governmental Affairs Sub-Committee on Civil 
Service, Post Office and General Services as a 
staff assistant . . . she would love any calls from 
Centenary friends visiting the area. 

PENNY POTTER '82 is living in Bossier and 
teaching P.E. at Princeton Junior High in Bossier 

DAVID HENINGTON '82 Class Agent is 
the assistant manager for "Toys- "R' -Us in 





Shreveport, Louisiana 71104 

Second-class postage paid at Shreveport, 

// you receive more than one copy of I 
magazine, please share with a frienc. 

High School Weekenders . . . 

Associate Director of Admissions Andy 
Shehee 77 leads the way for Mr. and Mrs. 
A trio of Mansfield, La., students look over a Theatre Jim Boswell of Lafayette. Their son, Jim, is 
Department Scrapbook with Ginger Darnell Folmer '64. a senior at St. Thomas Moor High School. 

Dr. Lee Morgan chats with prosp 
tive students during registration 
the SUB. 

. . . join alumni for Homecomin t 


Joyce and Homer Jackson 53 came up from Baton Rouge to participate in Homecomp 
'83. The campus had changed a lot; no more Vets Villa. 

Generations of Brysons: (standing, lett to 
right) Betty Bryson Green '55, Elizabeth 
Bryson Bostwick X29, and Gene W. Bryson 
'63, (seated, second row) Jack P. Bryson '53 
and Steven R. Green '86, and (seated, front 
row) David Bryson Green '86. 

Jane Barnette Hancock 72 and her mother 
Emily Sue Cupples Barnette '28 register 
at the Alumni Association reception. 

The Gents did indeed run the Samff 
Bulldogs raggedy in a double overtil 
win. The 82-79 victory gave them 
overall record ol 15-12. 


Sample family 
academic chair 

Theatre Department 

Bob Buseick does 
a lot on a little 

Backstage at 
Kennedy Center 

Say Cheese 

Photos tell story 

of Alumni Weekend, 

New Orleans reunion 

Anna Russell charms 
gown and town 

Budget balanced 
for sixth year 

Alumni giving 
tops all records 

Tennis is their racquet 

This is a broken record we like to keep playing: Centenary athletes have done it 

Second-seeded Lauren Cotter Ingram of Centenary upset No. 1 seed Mary Spaii 
Charleston College, S.C., in the singles final of the Women's NAIA National Tenni 
Championship Saturday, June 4, in Kansas City. Lauren's consistent baseline game 
produced numerous cross-court winners in the 6-2, 6-3 upset. 

But the Charleston team hung on to win the team championship with Centenary 
close second. Charleston ran up 33 points, Centenary 30. 

The Ladies are coached by Jimmy Harrison, a jolly four-year veteran of Centenan 
athletic coaching staff. Besides building a winning tradition with the Ladies and G< 
tlemen, Coach Harrison has seen a new six -court tennis complex built near the Gol 

Members of the 1983 Ladies team are Tammie Kelley, Patty Hamilton, Cynthiai 
Vanderslice, Edie Carell, Cherie Winters, Windy Tillett, Liz Montgomery, Lauren I 
Cotter Ingram, Sandy McMillan, and Missy Moore. 

Coach Harrison has two more stars joining the team next year: Macy Evert of Littl! 
Rock, Ark., (Chris Evert-Lloyd's cousin), No. 15 in Southern rankings and No. 1 doui 
player in Arkansas, and Becky Rice of Edmond, Okla., No. 1 doubles champion in ,\ 
Oklahoma for the last two years. 

On the cover 

Not only did we promise you a rose garden, but also a rose. And this is it! r <e 
Centenary Rose, bred especially for us at Armstrong Nursery in California, is alive w 
well in the boulevard in front of the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse. The roses are . b( 
planted in the new Hodges Rose Garden, a gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Jame:[f 
Ruston. Next spring, we will be able to make the roses available to our alumni "j 
friends. Thanks to the Campus Improvement Committee, there's a new flower po'-.r 
at Centenary, and we're diggin' it. 

The Centenary College Magazine, Cente- 
nary, (USPS 015560), July, 1983, Volume 
1 J, No. 1, is published four times annually 
in July, October, January, and April by 
the Office of Public Relations, 2911 
Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, Louisi- 
ana 71134-0188. Second Class postage 
paid at Shreveport, La. POSTMASTER: 
Send address changes to Centenary, P.O. 
Box 4188, Shreveport, La. 71134-0188. 


Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progres 
Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off camji 

Editor Janie Flournoy (2 

Special Contributors Don Danvers, Lee Mor.jn 

Jim Montgomery |8 
Kay e 

Production Rushing Printing |. 

Alumni Director Chris W |b 

Photography Janie Flour* 

Sample family 
endows chair 
in business 

Centenary College's sixth endowed 
ademic chair has been established by 
ie of North Louisiana's oldest families. 
The $500,000 gift from the family of 
:muel Guy Sample was announced by 
esident Donald Webb Wednesday, 
pril 13, at noon in the Audubon Room 
Bynum Commons. The luncheon 
nored the donors, who include Mrs. 
mes C. Bolton of Alexandria; Mrs. 
ancis W. Scott, Mrs. David C. Tyrrell, 
illiam S. Tyrrell, Mrs. Barney Ricken- 
cker, Oliver H.P. Sample, Guy B. 
mple, and Wilton Wade Sample, all 
Shreveport; and David C. Tyrrell, 
, of Dallas. 

The Sample Chair for Business Ad- 
nistration memorializes a pioneer in 
i early 20th-century business world of 
If>rth Louisiana. 

Samuel Guy Sample was born in 
fynsfield to Oliver Henry Perry and 
lances Elizabeth Guy Sample on Jan. 1 , 
-77. He was raised and educated in 
hnsfield and was graduated from the 
hiversity of Arkansas. 
He started business as a merchant in 
1 father's company, the Sample 
(mpany, and as manager of several 
Iintations in DeSoto Parish. 
JDn the death of his father Dec. 8, 
108, he moved his family to Shreve- 

port. Still operating the store and plan- 
tations, he began investing in real estate 
in Shreveport using profits from the 
discovery of oil on the plantations. He 
also invested in a number of other enter- 
prises, including Commercial National 
Bank, for which he served as president 
for a short time in 1921. He was an 
active vice president and director until 
his death in 1943. 

Mr. Sample also served as president 
of the Union Oil Mill of West Monroe ; 
Delta Cotton Oil and Fertilizer Co. of 
Jackson, Miss.; and the Shreveport 
Fertilizer Co. He also held an interest 
in the Frost and Peavy lumber enter- 

He was a member of the First Metho- 
dist Church, the Masonic Lodge, and 
various Shreveport social clubs. 

He and his wife, the former Sarah 
Emma McCrory, were the parents of 
Mrs. James Bolton, Mrs. Francis Scott, 
Oliver H.P. Sample, Mrs. David C. 
Tyrrell, and the late Samuel Guy 
Sample, Wilton Wade Sample, and 
Staunton Brevard Sample. 

After Emma Sample's death in 1918, 
Samuel Guy Sample married Miss Sybil 
Jones of Shreveport , who survived him . 

The principal amount of the one-half 
million endowment will be held in 

Members of the Sample family who 
gathered to celebrate the establishment 
of the Sample Chair of Business Administra- 
tion are (seated, left to right) Mrs. Francis 
W. Scott, Mrs. Oliver H.P. Sample, Mrs. 
Paul M. Davis Jr., and Mrs. David Tyrrell, 
and (standing, left to right) Mr. and Mrs. 
Wade Sample, Sarah Yeatts, Oliver HP. 
Sample, Guy Sample, Oliver Yeatts, 
Eleanor Hargrove, Dr. and Mrs. Marion 
Hargrove, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Putney. 
Mr. and Mrs. David Tyrrell, and Mr. and 
Mrs. Hunter Yeatts with their son, Hunter. 
Not pictured is Mrs. James C. Bolton who 
was unable to attend. 

perpetuity, as part of the College in- 
vestment portfolio, and the revenue 
from the investment will be used for the 
chaired professor's salary and other 
operating expenses. 

A search committee will begin work 
soon to name a professor to the chair. 
The installation will be held sometime 
next year. 

The other endowed chairs at Cente- 
nary College are The TL. James Chair 
of Religion; the Cornelius D. and 
Florence Gillard Keen Chair of Physics; 
The William C . Woolf Chair of Geology ; 
the Gus S. Wortham Chair of Engineer- 
ing; and the Willie Cavett and Paul 
Marvin Brown, Jr., Chair of English. 

Endowed chairs represent financial 
stability, enabling small colleges like 
Centenary to increase the size of its 
faculty and to enhance its academic 
quality. Said The Shreveport Journal, 
"The Sample family, in establishing the 
new chair, has provided one of those 
moments in the life of a college that 
reaffirms faith in its future."' 

Centenary is deeply grateful to the 
Sample family for its trust not only in 
the future of the College, but also in the 
here and now. 

Highlights of 1982-83 . . . sixth consecutive balanced budget . . . 
sixth endowed academic chair established in memory of Samuel Guy 
Sample . . . more than $1,125,000 in annual operating gifts . . . 
$356,000 in decimal gifts from the Louisiana Methodist Conference . . . 
campus beautification endowment tops $419,000 . . . over $264,000 
in new scholarships and over $65,000 added to established scholar- 
ships including a total of $68,159 from the Church in scholarship 
support . . . over $150,000 raised to complete the new tennis court 
complex ... a special grant from the Associates for Free Enterprise to 
fund the Free Enterprise Conference . . . and $130,000 to construct 
the Hodges Rose Garden . . . for a total of nearly $3,000,000! A 
healthy year, thanks to you! 


Dr. Donald Webb j 

Developing mindpower is what 
Centenary does best. Since 1825, 
Centenary College has helped pro- 
duce some of our country's finest mind- 
power in the person of top business 
leaders including the president of 
Shell Oil Co., a senior vice president 
of Exxon, the Chief executive officer 
of Bird & Son, and countless profes- 
sionals who make significant contri- 

butions to the life and well-being of 
our nation. 

An unrestricted gift to the Great 
Teachers-Scholars Fund ensures Cente- 
nary's role in developing mindpower 
to its fullest potential. Your tax deduc- 
tible gift is evidence of your support 
of Northwest Louisiana's greatest 
natural resource. 

Gifts to the Great Teachers-Scholars Fund by Classes 
June, 1, 1982 - May 31, 1983 

Number of 



Alumni Donors 

$ Total 



$ 10.00 
























































































The 1982-83 Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund 

fts to the Great Teachers-Scholars Fund are unrestricted and 
je used for the ongoing operating expenses of the College, 
iiese totals reflect cash contributions between June 1, 1982 
d May 31, 1983 which is Centenary's fiscal year. 









$ 7,459 
$ 77,417 
$ 81,214 
$ 2,474 


Number of 



Alumni Donors 

$ Total 






























































































The Great Teachers-Scholars 
Fund Volunteer Leadership 


Banking and Investments 
Oil, Gas & Energy 
Retail, Sales & Service 



Chairman, Development 

William G. Anderson 
Don H. Duggan H82 

W. Kirby Rowe, Jr. 

Ray A. Barlow '54 

John David Crow 

Robert M. Allen 

Tom Ostendorff, III 

Herman Williamson 

Tommy Stinson 

Jackson M. Elgin '43 

John P. Hoffman '62 

George Nelson H70 
H. Blume Johnson '36 

Anna Russell at Commencement 

"Even if you are not the most brilliant 
person in your graduating class, hang in 
there. You may come out ahead yet.'' 

Those words of advice were for 
Centenary's 1983 graduating seniors 
from that great lady of musical parody, 
Anna Russell. 

On her farewell tour as a comic music 
performer, Miss Russell came to Cente- 
nary Sunday, May 22, to deliver the 
Commencement address and later that 
afternoon to perform in concert with 
the Centenary College Choir. 

A totally refurbished Haynes Gym- 
nasium was filled to capacity for the 
Sunday afternoon Commencement 
Exercises. College officials were forced 
to move the location of graduation 
from the Gold Dome when it was closed 
for repairs. 

Centenary College President Donald 
A . Webb and Dean of the College 
Dorothy Gwin conferred some 188 
degrees at our 158th Commencement 
Exercises. Of those degrees, 164 were 
undergraduate degrees in over 30 sub- 
ject areas and 24 were master's degrees 
in business administration and edu- 

Two students graduated with perfect 
4.0 grade point averages: Charles 
Ford Williams of Monroe, an Alumni 
Scholar, and Brian Reynolds Sinclair of 
Bogalusa, who also graduated with 
departmental honors in biology. David 
Wesley Milem graduated with depart- 
mental honors in psychology. 

Summa Cum Laude graduates in- 
cluded Gregory Edward Blackman, 
Kay Marie Brown, Linda Sue Dobson, 


Musical parodist charms 
audiences at Commencement and Concert 

Jeffrey Alan Irvine, Melinda Louise 
Ramey, and Sinclair and Williams. 
Graduating Magna Cum Laude were 
Barbara Catherine Amsler, Allison 
Arthur Bailes III, Patrick Sammy 
Booras, John Anderson Freeman, 
Nancy Diane Hare, Chris Robin Fahr- 
inger,John O. Moore, Jr., Michael 
Alwin Owen, Forrest Wendell Parlette, 
Carol Ann Poole, and Marilyn S. Sartor. 

Cum Laude graduates included 
Amanda Lee Arnold, Nancy Karen Bell, 
Bobra Lohnes Brown, Don Wade 
Cloud, Jr., Lisa Beth Davidson, Cynthia 
Jean Hawkins, Gerald George Marlin, 
Joyce Marie Maurer, Kathy Eyvonne 
Messer, David Duane Otto, Carol Ann 
Stephens, Shawna Leah Stotts, and 
Wendy Sue Tillett. 

Eighteen members of the faculty and 
staff were recognized for their years of 
service to the College. For 20 years: 
Professors Don Danvers, Ron Dean, 
Earle Labor, Robert Ed Taylor, and 
Stanton Taylor. For 25 years: Professors 
Virginia Carlton (who also was named 
Professor Emerita), Willard Cooper, 
Lee Morgan, and Nolan Shaw; Mrs. 
Dorothy Hall and Mr. Sunny Raney. 
For 30 years: Professors Elizabeth 
Friedenberg and Webb Pomeroy, 
Mrs. Cornelia Brown, and Mrs. Bessie 
Mae Taylor. For 35 years: Professors 
Edmond Parker, Betty Speairs, and 
William Teague. 

Parents, students, and friends of 
the College were invited after Com- 
mencement to attend Miss Russell's 
concert benefiting the Choir and its 
Summer Tour to Japan, Hong Kong, and 
the People's Republic of China. 

Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Verne 
Hawn, the 5 p.m. concert drew an 

enthusiastic crowd to Brown Chapel. 
Miss Russell donned periwinkle pink, 
a sweet foil for her famous and beauti- 
fully timed sneers, grins, and cutting 
glances, as she spoofed classical music. 
Her talent is legendary, and at three- 
score plus 1 1 , she quickly wins her 
audience with clever vignettes and 
nimble fingers which coax the keyboard 
along her merry way. And yes, the 
afternoon would not have been com- 
plete without "The Ring." 

and at Concert 



Nancy Mikell Carruth 

Nancy Carruth counts education and the Church among her 
top priorities in life. 

A lifelong resident of Bunkie, she graduated from Bunkie High 
School as valedictorian of her class. Since then, her involvement 
in the Methodist Church and her dedication to its work has been 
exemplary. She has served in all areas from a member of the 
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry to Conference 
Editor and Public Relations Coordinator for United Methodist 
Women to local church treasurer. Even her hobbies are church- 
related: singing (she is soloist in the church choir) and visiting 
(she is active with the Shepherd Program at her church). 

All this Mrs. Carruth does while juggling her career as a 
director and officer of the Haas Investment Company and the 
Louisiana Central Land and Improvement Corporation; as a 
volunteer with the General Hospital and Bunkie Service League; 
as mother of two and grandmother of three, and as wife of 
Edward Thomas Carruth, an ordained Baptist minister. 

Recognizing these achievements, Centenary College conferred 
upon Mrs. Carruth the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane 
Letters in May, 1982. Education and the Church — a great 
combination for this new Centenary trustee. 

Odell Simmons 

Odell Simmons has always been a friend of Centenary College, 
but the two have become especially close during the past year. 

As District Superintendent of the Shreveport District, Dr. 
Simmons's office is located in the heart of the College's admini- 
stration building filled with faculty and students, as well as 
staff. Being right where the action is gives this new trustee a 
special outlook on his new role. 

Before coming to Shreveport, Dr. Simmons held pastorates 
in Vidalia, Homer, DeRidder, and Monroe. He has served with 
the Conference Board of Ministry; Leadership Development; 
Board of Discipleship; Conference Board of Discipleship; 
Methodist Home Hospital Board; Conference Council on Min- 
istries; Committee on Episcopacy; and Conference Finance 
and Administration. 

A graduate of Northwestern State University, Dr. Simmons 
holds the Master of Divinity degree from St. Paul's School of 
Theology and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from 
Centenary College. He and his wife, Dot, have three children — 
Darryl Lane, Mark Winston, and Mary Allison. 



We do 


The modern building on the corner | 
of Woodlawn and Wilkinson is unclut-j 
tered, sleek. Neat beds of rose bushes 
color the boulevard from the street to I 
the lacy grillwork gates opening onto 
a shaded interior patio. The slow splasli 
ing of a new fountain is peaceful. 

The building is the Marjorie Lyons J 
Playhouse. On the outside it is quiet ani 
uncluttered; on the inside, it is any- 
thing but that. 

"This has been the craziest, most in- 
credible year," beamed theatre directc 
Bob Buseick, seated at his desk piled 
high with scripts and drawings, coffee j 
mugs, books, and videotape equipmenj 
everywhere. In his 15th year with the J 
theatre department, Buseick is much i 
like his building — good looking on th| 
outside and full of energy and creativi'J 
on the inside. 

"It's like we were caught in the eye • 
of a hurricane and suddenly we asked | 
ourselves how we got it all, done. I gues 
by not giving up." 

The year was incredible. 

It began in the fall on the MLP stag( 
with "My Sister in This House" and 
ended nine months later on Washing- 
ton, D.C.s Kennedy Center Stage witl 
the now award-winning production 
of "My Sister." In between were 21 
performances of "Trixie True, Teen 
Detective," "come back to the five anc 
dime, jimmy dean, jimmy dean," and 
"Whose Life Is It Anyway?"; a two- 
and-a-half week, 14-play trip to New 
York during the January Interim; 
competitions and benefit performance: 
of "My Sister"; workshops at the Red 
River Revel Arts Festival and in school; 
volunteer choreography and directing;; 
tryouts for "Annie," and rehearsals, 
rehearsals, rehearsals. This is in ad- 
dition to the 14-plus courses taught eac 
semester in acting, theatre-history, 
directing, set design, costume, dance 
public speaking, and debate. 

Even with such a monumental schec 
ule, Bob and his "harem" keep things 
running smoothly. The gals are Ginger 
Darnell Folmer '64, choreographer an( 
dance instructor; Lee Ellen Hollow ay 72 
the technical director who picked up 


t for a little school " 

n March where a former staff member 
ft off; Isobel Rosenbloom and Anne 
remillion 74, voice instructors; 
lebecca Hefter, who will teach speech 
a the fall; and Angie McWilliams, 
ecretary, seamstress, coffee-maker, 

It is Angie s son, Patric, a 78 grad- 
late of Centenary, who takes time from 
lis busy career in New York to do 
ostume designs and periodic directing 
or the Playhouse productions. 

There are other alumni like Patric, 
/ho keep in touch with Bob and his 
epartment. Jim Montgomery '68, 
ditorial page editor of The (Shreve- 
ort) Times, is very active in Centenary 
peatre, including his going along to the 
Kennedy Center for the American 
lollege Theatre Festival. His story 
bout the trip is on page 10. 
Rick Hawkins, 73, winner of an 
mmy, organized a theatre reunion at 
entenary last year. Mary Bozeman, 
,)2, a professional actress in New York 
rought her show to the MLP stage 
uring Alumni Weekend in 1981. Jim 
turney, '68, editor of Artbeat in Shreve- 
prt, writes regularly about MLP pro- 
uctions. And the list could go on and 

This is incredible, too,'' Bob said, 
)ecause I tell my majors not to major 

theatre. If there is anything else they 
in major in, I suggest they do that, 
ut if they are willing to really work, 
i dedicated and committed and be 
)le to accept rejection and disappoint - 
ents, then I tell them to go for it!" 
Bob may be taking his own advice as 
: launches into a new project himself. 

"The time is perfect for a professional 
pertory theatre company, and it 
3uld definitely be advantageous for 
entenary, as well as for the corn- 
unity,'" he said. "I'd like to see 8 to 10 
ofessionals who would use this facility 
the fall to put together several pro- 
ictions, then tour the state for the 
st of the year. 

Perhaps they would prepare a three- 
ow season with the shows suitable for 
di school, college, and adult audi- 
oes. They could do workshops, go 

into the schools, and work with the 
students. It's done in a lot of states, 
and I'd like to see Centenary organize 
it for our state. 

More immediate future plans call 
for the summer productions of "Annie" 
and "The Heiress" and organizing the 
1983-84 schedule. "Some exciting 
things are being considered," Bob said, 
"including a community/college pro- 
duction during Interim." 

And when the curtain goes up, it 
will be a new maroon one given to the 
Theatre Deparment by Charlton Lyons, 
Jr., whose mother built the Playhouse. 

There's nothing quiet about Cente- 
nary's Theatre Department. "We do 
a lot for a little school." 

Angie McWilliams makes sure the coffee 
pot is full of that hearty brew for her busy 
staff. Angie also mans the box office, helps 
with costume construction, and serves as 
secretary for the department. 

Patric McWilliams '78 compares Annies dress to his drawings and specifications. Patric, 
who lives in New York, does a lot of costume designing for the Playhouse, as well as 
some directing. "Annie" was produced in late June — a smashing success. 

Backstage at Kennedy Cente 

By Jim Montgomery '68 

WASHINGTON - It's Wednesday 
night, almost curtain time, and I'm 
sitting here backstage at the Kennedy 
Center, thinking about how much we 
underrate things close to home and 
glamorize the things that are distant. 

What the heck am I doing here and 
why am I thinking these things? Well, 
it's a relatively long story but 111 try 
to make it short. 

You see, there's this nationwide 
competition called the American Col- 
lege Theater Festival held every year, 
sponsored by Amoco and several 
national theater organizations. This 
year's started last fall with a theater 
festival in each state. At that point, 
there were 421 colleges and universities 
from Maine to Hawaii whose theater 
departments were packing up sets, 
costumes and actors to go to their 
respective state competitions. One of 
them was Centenary College s theater 
department at the Marjorie Lyons 
Playhouse in Shreveport. 

Of the productions staged at Louisi- 
ana's festival (held at Louisiana Tech 
last October), Centenary's production 
of "My Sister in This House'' was 
chosen to be performed at the regional 
competition in Fort Worth in January. 
That in itself was an honor, since 
the judges are not bound to send any 
production from Louisiana or any 
other individual state ; by the same 
token, they may pick more than one 
from one state, and none from another. 
It's supposed to be based on quality, 
not quota. 

So, in the cold of late January, 
Centenary's young actresses, actors, 
technicians — all shepherded by di- 
rector and department chairman 
Robert Buseick — packed everything 
in a rented truck again and headed to 
Fort Worth. (A trip made possible, in- 
cidentally, by the generous contribu- 
tions of two Shreveport men who 
choose to remain unnamed but who 
came through like champs when there 
wasn't enough in the budget to pay for 
the journey.) 

There, in competition with winning 
schools from Texas, New Mexico, 
Oklahoma and Arkansas — what you 
could legitimately call the "high cot- 

ton" of southwest academic theatrics 
— there was a lot of wondering over 
how Centenary, from Shreveport 
("How far is that from New Orleans?"), 
would stack up. 

There s also the first instance of 
glamorization . Who says if it comes 
from someplace bigger it's got to be 
better? Well, we all do, probably, but 
it's not really true. 

As it happened, the judge from the 
national festival went slightly cuckoo 
over Centenary's production. Later, 
in Washington, they would be told, 
"Yours was the only show, after the 
regional judging, about which there 
was no question that you'd come to 
Washington." But that's getting ahead 
of the story . 

The regional festival, see, is the last 
round of competition. If you win there, 
you've won. Period. The national 
judges then go back to Washington 
and huddle to select seven productions 
from the entire United States. The 
students go back home and wait, bite 
their nails and tell themselves that 
with all those other schools from all 
those big places competing, they prob- 
ably won't be chosen. And then comes 
the word. 

You have been named a winner — 
one of the seven schools from those 421 
schools that started competition last 
fall — and your prize is a trip to Wash- 
ington (paid for by Amoco) to give two 
performances of your production at 
the John F. Kennedy Center for the 
Performing Arts. 

Good Grief! The Kennedy Center! 
The seven best college theater pro- 
ductions in the nation this year! Im- 
mediately the glamorizing starts 
again, along with a certain question- 
ing about the local ability to measure 
up in such an illustrious setting. Those 
sophisticated Washington audiences! 

Well, as Centenary's cast and crew 
learned Wednesday afternoon, sophis- 
tication is where you find it. 

The production staged here Tues- 
day night (by a school that will remain 
unnamed, except to say that it came 
from the east coast) was, frankly, not 
very good — certainly nowhere near 
the caliber of the production Centenary 
would present the next day. 

The Washington audience at me 
Wednesday matinee coughed, wheezec 
giggled in the wrong places and genera 
ly didn't come off as sophisticated as 
most of the audiences they'd played to 
in Shreveport. (Wednesday night, 
though, a near-full house responded 
admirably. Maybe it's just that matinet 
audiences are tough everywhere.) 

As for glamor, well this glamorous 
day began at 6 a.m. with everybody 
unloading a 20-foot van, carrying all 
the boards, screws, platforms and 
furniture up to the stage level and put- 
ting the set together, then focusing the 
lights and setting cues, then grabbing 
a sandwich to keep body and soul 
together, then getting ready for the 
matinee, followed by two hours of put-; 
ting it all back together again for the 
evening performance. As soon as that'sj 
over, well tear the whole set down, 
pack it and reload the truck — a task 
that will finally be accomplished short 
ly before midnight. Things are every 
bit as glamorous at the Kennedy Centei 
as they are in Shreveport. . 

The hard work is relieved only by 
an awards ceremony following the 
evening show, in which every mem- 
ber of the cast and crew is called on- 
stage individually to be presented an 
engraved bronze medallion "Award 
of Excellence." 

What am I doing here? The colleges 
are allowed to use a certain number of 
non-college people to fill out the youth 
ful casts. As Buseick politely put it, 
he needed someone to do a "mature" 
voice. Well, at least he didn't say "old. 

But more to the point is this : A lot o 
things in Shreveport deserve a lot 
more respect than they get ; Centenary 
theater department is one of them. 
And the fear (or envy) of distant glamo 
isn't always justified; sometimes it just 
seems glamorous because it's distant. 
In many ways, we're a lot more equal 
on the larger scale than some among u 
may think. 

Jim Montgomery is editorial page 
editor of The Times, and a 1968 
graduate of Centenary. Reprinted 
with permission of The Times. 



Back to Africa 

With a twinkle in her eye and a smile 
i her face, Dr. Virginia Carlton 39 
ed an African proverb to bid her Cen- 
nary Colleagues good-bye. "May the 
pges of our friendship never rust," she 
jid as friends gathered to wish her well 
Jher retirement after 28 years at Cen- 
|nary. Did we say "retirement?" All of 
ju who know this professor of mathe- 
ttics will also know that she would 
ver really retire. By late summer, 

Carlton plans to be on her way to 
• ittington University College in Liberia, 

st Africa, to teach mathematics to 
rica's best students. Her address will 

P.O. Box 277, Monrovia, Liberia, 
ist Africa, and she would love to hear 

m you . 

A special thanks 

1 the Faculty and Staff, 
Thank you for four years of time and 
Itience, for doing a thankless job, and 
9 complaining as little as possible, 
lank you for putting up with imma- 
lity and providing an environment in 
Rich individuals can grow. Though 
ij.ny of us appreciate all that you do, 
v admit it, and too often it goes un- 
ci. You are appreciated and loved. 

Betty L. Mrdja '83 

Chapter formed 

On Feb. 22 of this year, George 
Washington's Birthday, students and 
faculty at Centenary College began 
working to establish a chapter of Phi 
Alpha Theta, national history honorary 
society. The petition was approved and 
the chapter officially installed Tuesday, 
May 3. 

Charter members include Kyle 
Labor, president; Alan Strange, vice 
president; Lorin George, secretary- 
treasurer; Melanie McGowan, historian; 
Jimmy Burke ; Edie Carell ; Amy Walker ; 
Dr. Earle Labor; Dr. Alton O. Hancock; 
Dr. Royce Shaw; and Dr. Sam Shepherd, 
who will serve as faculty adviser. 

Phi Alpha Theta was organized at 
the University of Arkansas in 1921 and 
has grown to include over 600 chapters 
in 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and 
the Philippine Islands. It is the largest 
in number of chapters of the accredited 
honor societies. The total of its initiates 
is over 100,000. 

In the tropics 

Centenary biology professor Brad 
McPherson and pre -vet student Shirley 
Shelton are spending their summer in 
the central Cordillera of Costa Rica 
doing medical research. 

They are working side by side with 
Costa Rican scientists in the study of 
leishmaniasis, a disfiguring disease 
which strikes man and beast. 

"Up to the present, we considered 
cases in Costa Rica to be one type, but 
now we think there may be different 
kinds there," said Dr. McPherson. "A 
treatment was developed in the 1960s, 
but treating a disease is not the end. 
We need to know what insects or 
animals carry the disease, and in what 
conditions, so that we may be able to 
prevent it." 

A faculty research grant of $2,000 
awarded to Dr. McPherson by the 
Centenary College Alumni Association 
will cover some of the expenses. His 
eighth trip, it is Dr. McPherson s third 
time to take a student along. Miss 
Shelton is a rising senior from Biloxi, 
Miss., who is majoring in pre-veterinary 
medicine . 

v Ik 

It's really hard for the Centenary family to 
say adieu to Miss Elizabeth Friedenberg '55, 
who is retiring after 31 years of teaching 
here. A prize-winning artist and a favorite 
among her peers, Miss Friedenberg first 
retired from teaching in 1970. The College 
just wouldn't let her go; in fact, she was 
named Adjunct Professor of Art in 1972. 
Miss Friedenberg's work has been described 
as "fun, "just like SHE is. Keep in touch! 


It is not surprising that Nolan Shaw, William 
C. Woolf Professor of Geology and Chairman 
of the Department, has been voted Out- 
standing Teacher, 1982-83. The selection 
is made by faculty, staff, students, and 
alumni. Professor Shaw, who earned his 
degrees from Baylor University, Southern 
Methodist University, and LSU, has been a 
member of the Centenary faculty since 



It's my profound pleasure to dedicate 
this column to . . . well, nothing! That is, 
to dedicate instead as much space as 
possible in this issue to photos taken at 
our New Orleans alumni gathering 
held in May. Besides, we think the 
name "Centements", is especially ap- 
propriate since the party was so mem- 
orable. Thanks to all those who do such 
a fine job of putting these gatherings 
together. If you are interested in helping 
arrange an alumni get-together in your 
area, please let us know. 

Chris Webb 

Director of Alumni Relations 

Centenary alums 
in New Orleans 

President Donald Webb is glad to meet Kathleen Parrish '72, who has recem\ 
earned her Ph.D. 

Thanks to Tommy Westervelt '72 and Frannie Bowers Perlman 
'71 who helped make the arrangements at the Plimsoll Club for 
our party. Not pictured is Lucille Gibson Mason '46, who was also 
instrumental in making the event a success. 

Darden '76 and Roslind Kelly Gladney '75 are settled into JV< 
Orleans where Darden is in dental school. 


Nita Fran Hutcheson Braswell '67 
has recently moved to New Orleans 
from Shreveport. 

Director of Alumni Relations Chris Webb (left) shares a laugh with Tripp Ludu 
'82 and Dan Edmund '78. The Plimsoll Club, 30 stories above New Orleai 
afforded a fantastic view of the Crescent City for our New Orleans Reunion. 



DR. CLAUDE S. CHADWICK '27 writes, 
V big push in my life is nutrition.'' CLAUDE 
sses on his store of information via radio 
d public speeches and passes out a pamphlet 
has written, "Earn Health, Wealth, A Slen- 
r Body and Long Life By Eating On Six 
ts A Day." 

WALTER T. COLQUITT '27 and his wife 
LEANOR regret that they will be out of the 
untry during the '83 gathering. WALTER 
s been active in dental practice for 53 years, 
leir son TOM '66, is a trustee of Baylor Dental 


JUANITA KOLB CROW X39 writes that 
sr memories of the short time spent at Cente- 
ary College are wonderful. She is now the 
wner of a new business, Interiors East, in 
uston, where one of her daughters works as 
i interior decorator. Her youngest daughter, 
RS. JAMES WALLACE of Shreveport, has 
ught in the Evening Division at Centenary. 
Class Agent for 1932, CHARLES RAVENNA. 
rites that JIM KING '32 has been hospitalized 
it is improving at home. 

KENNETH L. KELLAM '35 from Ft. Worth 
id his wife, MARY HAMNER X40, who died 
veral years ago, had two children: a son in 
alias, who now has two boys, and a daughter 
Oklahoma City, who also has two sons. 
DR. JOHN V. HENDRICK '33 was one of 
ree physicians who were honored at a recent 
eeting of the Schumpert medical and dental 
affs in recognition of their many years of ser- 
ce to the Schumpert Medical Center and the 
mmunity. DR. HENDRICK was also a special 
lest at Commencement this year. He marched 
ith the graduating seniors and was awarded 
e B.S. degree in natural sciences he had 
rned but never picked up 50 years ago. 

Graduates of the Roaring '20s gather for a luncheon in their honor during Centenary's Alumni Weekend. 
Among those attending are seated, (left to right) Florence Comegys '22, Helen Russell Herron '28, and Jo 
Campbell Palmer '30, and (standing, left to right) Jimmy Hyde 27, Stone Palmer 29; Lucille Williams 
Nipper '26, Louise Davidson Davis '28, Clifford Cook Stewart ' , Bill Bozeman '28, Isabelle Henderson 
Houchin '29, Class Agent Emily Sue Cupples Barnett '28, Ottice Jordan Swanson '27, Gordon Hoyer '27, 
Gerald Moseley '28, Otto Duckworth '28, and Frank Boydston '27. 

McMANIOUS, and they have two children. 

O.A. PYNES '40 retired from the Army with 
the rank of lieutenant colonel and has just com- 
pleted his 16th teaching year at Bel Air High 
School in El Paso. He is married to MARY 
"BERT" MIDDLETON, and they have two sons 
and three grandchildren. O.A. invites all his 
Centenary friends to call if they go through 
"the pass." 

Our sympathies are extended to GRACE 
death of her husband, HARRY A. JOHNSON, 
a distinguished member of the Shreveport 
bar. They had five children and 14 grand- 

retired from the accounting department at 
the LSU School of Medicine. 

The word gets around . . . "lost" alumna 
Rouge heard via San Francisco of the '47, '48, '49 



ALSTON, in Ann Arbor, with news that her 
was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church 
this past spring. Daughter ELLEN along with 
her husband, who is also a priest, will be on the 
clergy staff of Christ Church in Greenwich, 
Conn. MARY FRANCES does volunteer work 
and is making plans to attend the class reunion. 

"WEENIE" BYNUM '40 is now living in 
Phoenix City, Ala. Since his retirement, he 
still does a little consulting in various oil field 
endeavours, but prefers fishing on the nearby 
Chattahoochee River. He is married to DIANE 

In Memoriam 


November 11, 1982 


March 2, 1983 


April 13, 1983 


February 17, 1983 


January, 1983 


October 1, 1982 


December 25, 1982 


February 17, 1983 


February, 1983 


March 19, 1983 


October 20, 1982 


December 23, 1982 


February 28, 1983 


(Mrs. Kenneth) 

July 31, 1980 


February 13, 1983 


January 13, 1983 


January 14, 1983 


March 3, 1983 


August, 1982 


December 23, 1982 


January 29, 1983 


received the Doctor of Ministry degree from 
Iliff School of Theology in Denver in 1980. 
His thesis was The Church and Power. He is 
now senior pastor of the United Methodist 
Church in Steamboat Springs, Colo., after 
having served 12 years with the Colorado Coun- 
cil of Churches. He wrote "I truly love it here. I 
have established a group called 20 Leaders with 
Secular Power with the intent of putting my 
thesis to work in a local church." 

earned her master's degree from Tulane and 
lacks only the dissertation to complete her 
doctoral studies at Columbia University, is now 
teaching at Southern University in Shreveport. 
She spent nearly 30 years teaching in Japan 
with the Board of Global Ministries of the 
United Methodist Church — in Negasaki, 
Tokyo, and Aoyama Gaukin University, and 
later at USL in Lafayette. Her three children 
were all born in Japan: REED, the oldest, is 
studying in Japan and teaching English to 
Japanese children. ERICA attends Sophie New- 
comb, and son JOEY is in the eighth grade. 

WILLIAM E. McCLEARY '48, assistant 
librarian at LSU, is serving as Chairman of 


the Museums, Arts and Humanities Division, 
Special Libraries Association during '82-83. 
The SLA holds its annual conference this June 
in New Orleans. 

live about 20 miles west of Gonzales, Texas, 
where their home overlooks the beautiful 
Guadalupe River. BOB owns and operates 
Diamond B Ranches in Gonzales and Caldwell 
Counties. Sidney is chairman of the Board of 
Independence Savings and Loan Association 
in Gonzales, Moulton, and Luling. 


DR. FRANK B. TRICE '51 was honored 
with a new award at the University of Texas 
Dental Branch at Houston this spring. The 
award was established to recognize TRICE'S 
contributions to his specialty, which focuses 
on root canal therapy to save teeth, and his 29 
years of service at the Dental Branch. DR. 
TRICE retired last year after 12 years as associ- 
ate dean of the UTDB. He was also president 
of the American Association of Endodontists. 

BOB POTTER '53 and his wife, JOAN 
HARDY '52, have lived for four years in Poncha- 
toula — "Gateway to New Orleans." BOB 
started a day care and early learning center 
for preschoolers at the First Methodist Church, 
where he is the pastor. JOAN is teaching ele- 
mentary music in Baton Rouge. Of their four 
children, two are Centenary graduates. PEN- 
NY '82 is teaching P.E. in Bossier Parish and 
JIMMY 79 is working on a master's degree in 
horticulture at L.S.U. LYNETTE is a sophomore 
at Centenary and sings in the Choir, and ROBIN 
is a senior, and a basketball player. 

DR. JOHN R. RAUSH '54 is a new father; 
his son, JEREMY JOEL born Oct. 4. JOHN 
is now full-time with the Baton Rouge Symphony 
as a directing musician. 

ROBERT W. KOSTELKA X55 is District 
Judge of the Fourth Judicial District in Monroe, 

SAMMIE J. DEFATTA, JR. 55 is a petroleum 
geologist for Texas Eastern. His son, PAUL, 
also lives in Houston, and other children CHRIS 
and DENISE share an apartment in Shreve- 
port. GREG attends Louisiana Tech. SAMMIE 
wrote that JAMES (JIM) ELMER WARD, JR. 
is an independent geologist also living in 

have been living in Auburn, Ala., for the past 
16 years. JIM teaches in the Zoology-Entomology 
Department of Auburn University, and recently 
helped excavate the skeleton of an ancient- 
45-million-year-old whale in the local area. 
WANDA is a children's librarian with the city 
schools. Their son GREG is a graduate student 
in public administration at American University, 
while also working as a catalog sales manager 
of a bookstore in Washington, D.C. Daughter, 
LAURA is a sophomore at the University of 
Alabama majoring in interior design. 

DR. BILL BRYANT '59, head of the art de- 
partment at Northwestern State University in 
Natchitoches, has written and illustrated "The 
Armadillo Book," a humorous collection of 122 
caricatures and cartoons about the folklore 
creature of the southern and southwestern 
states. Published by the Pelican Publishing Co., 
the book sells for $3.95 at major book stores in 
the south/southwest area. 


MOBLEY LOVE '62 have two daughters, 
MELINDA, an '82 graduate from Centenary, 
and AMY, a sophomore at Centenary. They are 
now living in Clearwater, Fla., where JAMES is 
Director of Personnel for Sperry Corporation. 

JOE LaGRONE '61 has been appointed by 
Secretary of Energy Donald P. Hodel as the 
new manager of the Department of Energy's 
Oak Ridge Operations Office in Tennessee. 


JOE, his wife PEGGY McDANIEL, and children 
PAIGE, DANA and JEFF moved in late spring 
from San Francisco, where JOE had been the 
manager of the DOE's San Francisco office for 
the past five years. 

DR. JAMES R. LANG, JR. '61 and his wife 
SARA HITCHCOCK LANG '62 live in Shreve- 
port, where JAY is a pedodontist and president 
of the Northwest Louisiana Dental Association. 

ARCHIE L. (BUDDY) DAILY '62 and wife 
KITTEN have three children; KATHERINE, 
a freshman at Baylor; KELLI, a junior in high 
school, and COLLIER, in the eighth grade. 
BUDDY, the sales manager for chlorates at 
Kerr McGhee Chemical Corporation in Ed- 
mund, Okla. writes that the ammonium perch- 
lorate is the base material for solid rocket 
boosters for the Space Shuttle. 

My stars 

Centenary news in the art world — 
JOHN O. WILLIAMS '61 is the new 
Director of the Omni Theater, part of 
the Ft. Worth Museum of Science and 
History. There are only eleven of these 
domed theaters in the world today, and 
the 80-foot diameter of the Ft. Worth 
facility is the largest and is specially de- 
signed to show large format 70mm film. 
The Omni opened in April with the show 
"Hail Columbia," which is about the 
Space Shuttle Program. 

BROWN, JR. 73 is house manager for 
the theater. On the bill with "Hail 
Columbia" is a multi-media show en- 
titled "The Legend of the Sleeping Pan- 
ther." The show is about the history of 
Ft. Worth from its beginnings until the 
present day, and was designed to display 
the full range of capabilities of the new 
theater. This multi-media presentation 
was scripted by CHARLIE in collabo- 
ration with JOHN. 

RON DilULIO '69, a former assistant 
director of the Museum, composed the 
original music and produced the sound 
track for the show. 

DREW HUNTER 71 did the original 
artwork, and ALDEN GAW X67 is 
chief electronic technician for the theater. 

DR. WILLIAM L. FOSTER, JR., '62 is service 
coordinator for the Bilingual Education Service 
Center at the University of Southwest Louisiana, 
which serves a five-state area. 

husband BILL live in Auburn, Ala., where he 
is a mathematics professor at Auburn University. 
Their oldest son, JOHN, is a freshman at A.U. 
majoring in chemistry; 15-year-old TOM alter- 
nates between soccer practice and working for 
a computer software company; and 4-year-old 
JOE is "making sure our lives don't become too 
sane or orderly." Since leaving Centenary, 
VIRGINIA has been active in the civil rights 
movement, and then she and BILL founded 
a small experimental elementary school which 
they ran for six years. Until JOE'S birth, she 
managed a small construction firm, and today 
still finds time to act in plays at the university 

DAVID R. SAUCIER '64 was recently honored 
with a Superior Performance Award in recog- 
nition of the vital role he played in NASA's 
successful implementation of the Space Shuttle 
Program. DAVID works with the National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration at the 
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston. 

HAROLD I. KNOX '65 is the Director of 
the language lab and instructor of French and 
English at the University of Southwest Louisiana 
in Lafayette. 


ANDY CARTER 70 is a 7th- and 8th- gi. 
teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. He i 
his wife, DIANE HERRMANN, have a twoj 
year-old daughter, AMANDA SUE HERR- 

Congratulations to TOM MARSHALL X't 
and his wife, NANCY, editors of the Louisi'fc 
Life Magazine, who were presented with o 
of the most prestigious awards in the maga jfe 
business. Their magazine was cited for ove || 
excellence in the category for magazines w 
a circulation less than 100,000 in the 1983 
National Magazine Awards. 

SYLVIA SNYDER LOWE 71 and her htj 
band WARREN 71, were featured in the ] 
Sunday Shreveport Times magazine sectior 
as "art patrons in the old tradition, . . . encc 
aging area folk artists in the basic, primitivf 
urge to express themselves." The Lowes co 
folk art seriously, and as "modern-day patn 
they encourage artists with letters, phone c; 
and visits, and even supply them with mate 
als — they keep cloth scraps for a Mississip 
quilter and boards for an East Texas painte 
Their collection is housed in their renovate 
home in Shreveport, where WARREN is a 
clinical psychologist and SYLVIA is the co- 
owner of Oak and Ivy. 

of Wichita, Kan., announce the birth of thei 
daughter, REBECCA SUE on March 14. 

In Houston, JEFFREY DAIELL 73 is the 
Book Review Editor of Issues magazine, anc 
columnist for Inner-View, a monthly news- 

JESS GILBERT 73 is completing a Ph.D. 
in sociology at Michigan State University. H 
and wife KATHY, and children DAVID and 
KATY are looking forward to moving to A the 
Ga. this summer, when JESS begins teachin 
at the University of Georgia. 

RICK CLARK 74 and wife CAROLYN a 
proud to annouce the birth of their first chih 
BLAIR ELIZABETH, who was born in Augi 
RICK and his family just completed a move 
Hickory, N.C., where RICK is the leasing ag, t 
for two regional shopping malls. 

Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Xavier 
University in New Orleans. 

of Mothers Day Out Program at St. Luke's 
Methodist Church in Shreveport. CAROL ar 
husband CHAD 74 are the parents of KAT1 

MARK EVAN FREEMAN 75, a graduate 
student at the University of Virginia, also w( 
in the Department of Biology. 

fourth year as director of Public Information 
Office with Allen ISD, located just north of 
Dallas. Husband DON is director of operatic 
and on the Board of Directors of Teneris, Inc 
an international real estate and brokerage 
company. SUZANNE hopes to complete her 
master's in communications at North Texas 
State University in 1984. 

EDWARDS became parents on March 14. 
Their son, WILLIAM P. EDWARDS IV, says 
he will seriously consider attending Centena 
and hopes to visit the campus soon. 

CAPT. ROYCE LABOR 76 assumed com 
mand of "B" Company, 3rd Battalion of the 
37th Armon at Ft. Riley, KS, on March 3. 
78 are the proud parents of their first child, 
ERIK OWEN GARRET, born on March 21. T 
paternal grandparents are DR. and MRS. 

GILBERT LEBLANC 77 is a senior pro- 
grammer and analyst for the City of New 
Orleans Police Department. 

EILEEN MARTIN 78 is now a singer and 

rruise staff member on the M.S. Tropicale, 
-ailing out of Los Angeles for Puerta Vallarta, 
vlazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, 
which she characterized as "following the 
Love Boat', the Pacific Princess!" She is also 
ooking forward to the Choir Alumni European 
four in '84. 

ves in Bossier City and is traveling manager 
or "Things Remembered," a national chain oi 
>ersonalized gift stores. 

riendswood, Texas, received the master of 
Irts degree in Christian education from Scarritt 
College in Nashville this May. A United Metho- 

ist institution, Scarritt is a national graduate 
jenter for Christian education and church 

From the class of 79, LINDA ANN WARREN 
'rites that she is the supervisor of revenue and 

ayables in the Drilling Fund Accounting 
Jepartment at Transcontinental Energy. 

NANCY JOYCE COOPER 78 was awarded 
le doctor of musical arts degree in organ from 
le University of Rochester's Eastman School 
f Music in May. She was also awarded the 
rtist's Diploma, an infrequently awarded 
onor which is presented to students who 
emonstrate the highest level of performing 
sility and are unanimously selected by the 
lusic faculty of their instrument and approved 
v the entire Eastman faculty. 

Centenary Board of Trustee member THOMAS 
. MATHENY H79, a prominent professional 
id civic leader of Hammond, was named 
onorary Life Member of the Board of Directors 

the Mental Health Association in Louisiana. 
ATHENY, a law partner of the firm of Pitt- 
an, Matheny, Lewis & Moody, received 
is rare and distinctive honor from the State- 
ide Association because of his untiring efforts 
ith the Mental Health Association for the past 
I years aimed at preventing mental illness and 

lping the mentally disabled. 


GARY BUTLER '81, a graduate student at 
e University of Chicago, is studying geography 
\d near Eastern languages and civilization. 
irites that MIKE and KELLY WOOLBERT 
je the proud parents of PATRICK WOOL- 
]ERT, born in December. 
IPOPE ODEN '81 has completed his first 
lar of dental school in New Orleans. 
Congratulations to HAL SUTTON '81 on 
inning the Tournament Players' Champion- 
lip in Ponte Verda, Fla., this April. 
JCHARLOTTE THOMAS '81 a licensed 
>ck broker/ securities dealer for First Invest- 
:nt Corp. in Baton Rouge, was married April 
to SCOTT LANDRY. She writes that Mardi 
as 1983 in New Orleans was celebrated by 
Veral Centenary folks including LAURA 
jKAREN KOELEMAY '81, new area 
Imager for boys', young men's, and men's 
Ipt. of Selber's in Shreveport, rooms with 
iELINDA LOVE '81. MELINDA has two 
ps: she teaches music in one of Caddo's ele- 
:ntary schools and is also the assistant choir 
lector for First Methodist Church choir 

SARAH DOSS '81 is a purser on the Steam- 
Bt Mississippi River Queen, and JUTTA 
\SCHMUTH writes that she is living in 
st Berlin attending medical school. 
1982 Class Agent DAVID HENINGTON 
I getting married in June in Brown Chapel, 
\i that THERESA LINGEL recently married 
LL FUSSELL. They are living in Thibodaux. 
"urther news of the Class of '82: CURTIS 
.CKSON is living in Baton Rouge after a stint 
'Florida working in a dinner theatre. He will 
•rt work on his master's in drama this fall at 


who just graduated with a degree in psychology, 
and husband JERRY are expecting their first 
child in October. 

Tyler and teaching first grade at St. Gregory's 
Catholic School. She and husband STITH are 
expecting their first child in September. 

In Shreveport, VERSA CLARK is trying to 
start a publication catering to the black com- 
munity's interest. 

FELICIA SANKEY has finished her first 
year of medical school at LSU-S. 

LAURA COLEMAN is teaching 6th- and 7th- 
grade English, social studies, and science at 
Greenacres Junior High in Bossier Parish. 

CLAY TRAMEL is president of Motors 
Security Company developing and selling real 

STAN SMITH works for Jeems Bayou Pro- 
duction Company. 

CINDY LEE sells personal computers for IBM 
in Shreveport, with occasional traveling to 
area communities. 

KIRK LABOR will start at the University of 
Texas Medical School branch in Galveston 
this summer. 

married in April. They are living in Atlanta, 
where STEVE is finishing his first semester at 
Candler School of Theology at Emory. 


Maurice Ellington '25, former member of The Con- 
glomerate staff, meets 1982-83 Conglomerate co- 
editor Leigh Weeks. Maurice was also on the baseball 
team and a member of the Union Literary Society and 
the YMCA. He's now living at 4567 Linden Avenue in 
Longbeach, Calif, 90807. 

Kathy Thrasher of Baton Rouge has been awarded 
one of two four-year full-tuition Alumni Scholarships 
to Centenary College. She visits with Andy Shehce 
'77, associate director of admissions, following Honors 
Convocation this spring. Monte Keith Dobson of Tex- 
arkana has been awarded the other Alumni Scholar- 
ship. These students have a minimum 3.85 grade 
point average (out of a possible 4.0) and 30 ACT com- 
posite, in addition to extensive involvement in extra- 
curricular activities; community, and volunteer work. 

Special trust 
benefits heirs 
and Centenary 

Establishing a charitable lead trust is 
a creative way for friends of Centenary 
to provide for both their heirs and the 
College. A bonus is that the property 
could be tax-free for your heirs. 

It works this way. If you include a 
charitable lead trust in your will, you 
bequeath all or a portion of your estate 
to your chosen trustee. You direct him 
or her to pay a specific annual income 
to Centenary for a predetermined 
period of time. After that time, the 
trustee gives the trust assets to your 
heirs. By including the College in the 
trust, your estate receives an estate tax 
deduction which protects your property 
for your heirs. 

A trust which provides for a 10 per- 
cent income payment to Centenary for 
16 years eliminates the federal estate 
tax and thus protects the full value of 
the trust property for your heirs. The 
proportion of your estate that you be- 
queath tax-free to your heirs depends 
on the property you place in the trust, 
the annual income you provide for 
Centenary, and the length of time the 
payments will be made to the College. 

For more information on charitable 
lead trusts or other forms of deferred 
giving, please contact Dr. Donald 
Webb, president of the College, (318) 
869-5131, or Dr. Darrell Loyless, vice 
president, (318)869-5106. 

Alumni clergy 
in the news 

Shreveport magazine's March issue 
featured a story on prominent area 
clergymen who, with their special in- 
volvements on a national or international 
level, have brought "estimable acclaim 
to the community." Among them. 
Centenary Board of Trustees member 
DR. D.L. DYKES '38 was noted for the 
satellite ministry of First Methodist 
Church, where DR. DYKES serves 
as senior minister. RABBI DAVID 
LEFKOWITZ H'56, who served as 
active rabbi for the B'Nai Zion Temple 
in Shreveport for 32 years, served on 
the National Conference for Christians 
and Jews and was the National Chaplain 
of the American Legion and the Air 
Force Association. The article was 
penned by ANN McVAY PURDY '81, 
a free-lance writer married to JOHN 
PURDY '81, who is working at Shreve- 
port's ABC affiliate station, KTBS. 





Shreveport, Louisiana 71104 

Second-class postage paid at Shreveport, 


If you receive more than one copy of U 
magazine, please share with a friend. 

Alumni Weekend draws record crow 







. , | 

. v_ . 

Harry V. Balcom '36 and his wife, Barbara, 
pause at the Awards Banquet Friday night. 
Harry was named to the Alumni Hall of 
Fame, the highest award an alumnus can 

Dr. Delbert Chumley leads a session on Money Management during the Alumni College. 
Other classes offered were on nutrition, stress management, home computers, Jack 
London, and humor in harmony. 

Celebrating their 50th Class Beunion are (left to right) Sarah and John Baird, Isabella New Alumni President Tom Burton '71 and Coming the farthest: Powell Joyner '47 fn 
Leary, Lucille Althar Tindol, and Emily Harding Yauger. They organized an on-campus Alumni Director Chris Webb look over Alumni LaCrosse, Wis. ; Billie Joe Rains '48 from | 
dinner for members of the Class of '33, this year's Golden Class. Weekend plans. Francisco, and Garon Miracle '49 fri 

Vienna, Va. 

Gathered for the 25th reunion of the Class of '58 are (front row, left to right) Martha 
Turner Cloyd, Patsy GoffHuckabay, Mimori Urakami Robertson, and Mary Dupre, and 
(middle row, left to right) Oscar Cloyd, Jackie D. Huckabay, Dale Robertson '64. Bill 
Dupre, and Emily Hayden Viscozki, and (back row\ left to right) Richard Speairs, Betty 
McKnight Speairs H78. Ron Viscozki, and Ernesto Landeros. who had just gotten caught 
in a downpour. 

Organizers for the '47. '48. and '49 Cluster Reunion — Cluster's Last Stand — are (froi 
row) Marilyn Miller Carlton '47 and Alice Curtis Brown '48, and (back row) Jack an 
Glennette Middlebrooks Williamson '49. Some 150 alums were on hand to mark the 
35th reunion. 




It's never 
too late 

Notes from a 
China traveler 

Department tightens up 

Sociology majors 
have rigorous program 

Fire damages 
Mickle Hall 


Can the Gents make 
it five in a row? 

Sports schedule 
on back cover 


c We ts€at t%m GENT1/! 



Thanks to Centenary alumni and friends, the College has enjoyed special covera; 
this fall. Oscar Cloyd '55 has teamed up with Elberta McKnight '83 to make Osci 
Cloyd Realtors and Centenary College a winning tradition (top photo). White 
Cleaners features puns on all their billboards; naturally, this is our favorite. 

On the cover 

Award -winning artist Mike Dean X73 of Shreveport created this design to illustrate 
the discipline of sociology. Mike, who won the highly competitive Red River Revt 
Arts Festival poster contest, does serious contemporary paintings. "That is to say 
I've been serious about it," he explained. Mike has had several one-man shows, 
and his works hang in galleries and private collections throughout Louisiana. 

The Centenary College Magazine, Cente- 
nary, (USPS 015560), October, 1983, 
Volume It, No. 2, is published four 
times annually in July, October, January, 
and April by the Office of Public Relations, 
2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, 
Louisiana 71134-0188. Second Class 
postage paid at Shreveport, La. POST- 
MASTER: Send address changes to 
Centenary, P.O. Box 4188, Shreveport, 
La. 71134-0188. 

Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progress o 
Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off campus! 

Editor Janie Flournoy 73 

Special Contributors .::-.--.. _... Don Danvers, Lee Morgail 

Kay Leel 

Production Rushing Printing Co 

Alumni Director Chris Webq 

Photography Janie Flournoy! 



It's never too late 

One of the newest members of the 
llass of '84 is also one of the oldest. 

Eighty-one-year-old Russell Barrow, 
n investment banker and member of 
le Board of Trustees, has enrolled at 
entenary to work toward his degree in 
usiness, which he narrowly missed 
aiming at the University of Texas over 
years ago. 

"It s been itching me ever since, 
e said, with a twinkle in his eye. "I 
ist felt out of place without a B.A." 

This semester Mr. Barrow is taking 
thics. Micro Economics, and History ot 
conomics. "I'm very much impressed 
ith the caliber of professors here," 
e said. "And I'm also impressed with 
le attitudes and capacity of my fellow 
udents. They seem to be on-the-ball 
id hard-working. 

One of those fellow students is his 
"anddaughter, Martha Peacock, a 
ansfer student from Mary Baldwin 
ollege and a liberal arts major. She 
links it's great that her grandfather is 
ack in school. "It's fun that we 11 be 

aduating together," the pretty blonde 
lid. Her father. Bill Peacock, also at- 

tended Centenary. 

In the classroom, Mr. Barrow sits on 
the front row where he tape records the 
lectures and participates in the dis- 
cussions. "He's a real asset in class," 
said Dr. Harold Christensen. "He brings 
a lot of invaluable experience, and the 
students really like that." 

After class, Mr. Barrow heads for his 
office in downtown Shreveport where 
he has served as president of Commercial 
National Co., Inc.; senior partner of 
Barrow, Leary and Co.; president of 
Lorutex Equipment Co.; president of 
Independent Ice and Cold Storage Co., 
and a member of the Board of Governors 
of the Investment Bankers Association 
of America. 

Mr. Barrow has been a member of 
Centenary's Board of Trustees since 
1957. In 1967, he established the 
Physics Laboratory in honor of his 
mother, Addie Johnson Barrow. He has 
also been active with fundraising efforts 
throughout the years. 

And what are his plans for the future? 
"It I get my degree, I'll say Good! 
But I don't plan to go for my Ph.D. 

Russell Barrow and granddaughter 
Martha Peacock. 

A family affair 

A foursome of Schurmans are among the under- 
graduates enrolled at Centenary this fall. They 
include (left to right) Lisa Schurman Mindes, Judy H. 
Schurman, Andy Bogdan, and his wife, Lori Schurman 
Bogdan. The gals are the daughters of Centenary 
Trustee George R. Schurman, a 1957 graduate. 
Others in the family who hold Centenary degrees are 
Larin Graves Schurman '75, G. Rankin Schurman II 
'76, and Stephen W. Schurman '81. 


Kaye Reaves Fortenberry 

When Kaye Reaves Fortenberry '68 came to Centenary in 
1964, little did she know how much a college education would 
mean to her. 

"I grew up in rural Arkansas where I had learned how to work , 
but not how to study or really how to think. Centenary was so 
difficult for me at first," she writes, "but with the support of 
people like Dr. Ferrell Pledger in sociology, Dean of Women 
Shirley Rawlinson, and Chaplain Robert Ed Taylor, I became 
comfortable with academic study and with my own capabilities." 

So comfortable did she become that after graduation from 
Centenary, Kaye studied at CIDOC in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and 
then did a year of graduate study in sociology at the New School of 
Social Research in New York. She earned her master's degree in 
community counseling from Mississippi College. 

For the past 15 years, Kaye has worked with children and 
youth , most recently with abused , neglected , or delinquent youth 
at the Youth Crisis Center in Jackson. In the late 70s, she pro- 
duced a documentary film on poverty in Mississippi and spear- 
headed several research project for national agencies. She has 
also bee,n active with Millsaps College, where her husband Don 
is chaplain. 

Next fall, she hopes to begin full-time study for a doctorate. 
When Kaye writes that her experience at Centenary was one of 
the most important in her life, she means it. 

Brent Henley 

"My career demands that I be able to deal with people from all 
backgrounds and deal with situations that tend to be very dif- 
ferent from each other," says Brent Henley '80. "Without a liberal 
arts education, the job would be more difficult." 

As director of Commercial College of Shreveport, Inc., Brent 
frequently calls on his foundation in sociology. "A degree in 
sociology doesn't make one a sociologist. But it did give me the 
background to understand people and be able to search out in- 
formation quickly and efficiently," he said. 

Brent's expertise is also shared with the community. He is an 
alumnus of Leadership Shreveport; a member of the Advisory 
Council to Project SAVE; instructor in the City of Shreveport s 
Supervisors Training Program; secretary of the Shreveport 
Civitan Club, and an Adopt-a-School Program sponsor. 

Married to the former Janet Vaught '8 1 , Brent enjoys camping, 
canoeing, darts, and working in the yard. 

"I know now, as I did at Centenary then, that you get as much 
out of something as you put into it. I also realize that if you are 
going to be successful, you must be prepared to continually learn 
new things. All in all, Centenary showed me how to get what I 
want, when I want it." 


Mine and Theirs 

ditor's note : The following are excerpts from a letter written at 
? request of the Office of Public Relations by Kaye Reaves 
rtenberry '68. A social worker at the Youth Crisis Center in 
:kson, Kaye shares some of her thoughts on her days at Cente- 
ry, today's youth, and parenting.) 

In my present work, I rely a great deal on my experience at 
mtenary . Most of the youth I work with were horn while I was 
college. (I graduated in 1968.) The Vietnam War, the Civil 
ghts Movement, the Women's Movement, and the Youth 
mnter Culture Movement were all taking place during my years 

Centenary allowed us as students, to participate in the changes 
at were taking place in the community . I will always respect the 
t that the College did not choose to isolate itself, or require 
idents to adhere to a particular school of thought. Instead, 
3 were encouraged to analyze social issues and make our own 
cisions about them. 

My first experience with organizing a social service agency was 
lile I was a student . I was involved with several other students 
in organized and operated an after-school and weekend child 
re center in a low-income community. The next year we were 
le to staff a tutorial program for children that served several dif- 
rent neighborhoods in the city . Both of our projects were funded 
the Office of Economic Opportunity after we graduated. This 

|[)up was made up ol members of all ol the fraternities and 
rorities and independent students. We were all heavy on en- 
usiasm and commitment and very light on expertise and knowl- 

At the Youth Crisis Center, I work with children 12-18 who 
ve been abused or neglected, have run away from home, or 
i delinquent. As a social worker, I conduct both individual and 

pup therapy sessions, with these young people. I also spend 
urs playing with them , cooking for them , taking them to school , 
d engaging in any other activity which helps me to understand 

bm. Whether children are neglected or delinquent, it is my 

(nviction that the single most important factor contributing to 
sir behaviour is inadequate parenting. And I certainly don't 

uan that parents are to blame! Parents in general, do the best 

i 3y can to cope with their needs, and so do children. The econo- 

i cal, physical, and emotional stability of parents is not an easy 
ier for a society to take on. 

I have done a couple of interesting things along the way . . . 
1977, 1 was given a grant to research, produce, and direct a 

^cumentary film on poverty in Mississippi. The film was aired on 
al television and then circulated nationally as a resource in 

» aling with poverty and the emotional and physical health of 

(ildren. In 1978, 1 compiled the research for the film combined 
th the research made available from the return to Mississippi of 

1 6 team of doctors who accompanied Robert F. Kennedy in 1 967 . 
d taken place in the evidence of hunger and poverty in Missis- 

: >pi since their original visit. This research was published by the 
itional Council of Churches, McGovern Food and Nutrition 

1 >mmittee in Congress, and many national agencies. Also in 
78, 1 conducted one of eighteen national research projects 

:onsored by the Carnegie Council on Children. 
I am often asked to speak to groups about how to deal with 

• olescents. I could get away with giving answers if I didn't have 
ree of my own! I'm afraid they have managed to keep my own 

1 inion of my expertise in the field at a very humble level! 

Choir Loft suffered most damage 

Fire damages 
Mickle Hall 

Normally a time of excitement and 
enthusiasm, the first day of classes at 
Centenary literally went up in smoke. 
Helpless, the College family watched 
as the Centenary College Choir loft 
on the fourth floor of Mickle Hall was 
destroyed by fire. 

Just minutes before, the Choir had 
performed a lunchtime concert in the 
South Cafeteria for Mr. Seisi Kato, 
their host in Tokyo last summer, when 
word of the fire was received. At first 
Director Will Andress '61 thought the 
student bearing the news was joking. 
"But then I saw the look on his face and 
tears in his eyes,'' Dr. Andress said. 

The three-alarm fire completely 
gutted the choir loft destroying re- 
cordings, music, costumes, equipment, 
and 40 years of scrapbooks and memora- 
bilia. There was also substantial water 
damage to the chemistry labs and 
equipment on the third floor. The 
fire was caused by wiring which shorted 

Not 24 hours after the fire was tapped 
out , a Mickle Hall Renovation Fund had 
been established by several friends of 
the College. Local choir alumni have 
also called to offer their own scrapbooks 
and memorabilia to replace what was 

No concerts have been cancelled, 
and the spirit of the choir remains un- 
daunted. As Dr. Andress said, "The 
show must go on." 

Kotcs mom a Ckm* 

By Lee Morgan 

Brown Professor of English and 

Associate Dean 

(Editors note: The following para- 
graphs are excerpts of letters to the 
Shreveport Journal which Dr. Morgan 
sent back from his China trip with the 
Centenary Choir. 

It is not easy to assimilate everything 
that confronts one in China. But the 
great numbers of inhabitants catch the 
attention quite early. There are 9 million 
in Peking alone. They line the roads 
(or are in the big middle of the roads), 
walking, riding bicycles, pulling wagons, 
pushing carts, driving horse-drawn ve- 
hicles — doing everything, in short, ex- 
cept driving automobiles, of which there 
are very few. There are numbers of 
buses and trucks; but since private 
ownership of cars is not permitted, only 
a few government officials have cars. 

People in great numbers are in evi- 
dence not only on the highways but in 
the large fields all around the city , all of 
which are in cultivation. Hundreds upon 
hundreds of acres are in rice, corn, 
beans, onions, cucumbers. Men are 
ploughing with water buffalo. Every- 
body is working — old, young, male, 
female. They're thrashing wheat and 
winnowing it — on the highway. (Buses 
and trucks drive right over it.) These are, 
of course, peasants, and they're dressed 
in a variety of garbs, but a typical outfit 
would be plain dark pants, baggy and 
often cut off at the knees, and some form 
of shirt, either jumper or undershirt. 
Almost all are wearing the traditional 
straw hat with the wide brim, long a 
standard piece of equipment with 

In the city, the workers are engaged 
in construction or removing rubble. 
Women are shoveling dirt and lifting 
heavy rocks the same as men. Block 
after block of high-rise apartments for 
workers may be seen, bamboo scaffolding 
still up on most of them. Primitive 
dwellings, presumably to be torn down, 
line both sides of streets. These are 
made of brick and stone and give the 
impression of a shanty town. 

The choir had a sightseeing schedule 
over three days that included the Summer 
Palace of the Emperors, the Forbidden 
City, Tian An Men Square, the Ming 

Tombs, and the Great Wall. Rarely have 
so many cameras clicked and flashed so 
often at so much. 

One highlight of the Peking stay was 
a visit to a commune where cloisonne 
goods are made. We were allowed to 
purchase some of the finished products 
at bargain prices. 

The last tourist act the choir and 
company performed in Peking was to 
visit Chairman's Mao's mausoleum, the 
Chinese counterpart of Lenin's tomb. 
We lined up four abreast and marched 
quietly up to the enormous and imposing 
columned building and into a huge room 
containing a statue of Mao seated, much 
like the Lincoln Memorial. It is made of 
white marble. From there, we marched 
into a room, again gigantic, with the 
preserved body of Mao under glass, 
attended by an honor guard of four 
soldiers. No word was spoken by us or 
any of the Chinese visitors to the tomb. 

The next stop for the choir was the 
ancient city of Xian, also spelled Sian 
and pronounced as shee-ahn. The startir 
point of the world-renowned "Silk Road 
it served as the capital of 1 1 dynasties 
beginning in the 11th century B.C. 
Americans will know it better as the site 
of the excavation of the mausoleum of 
the Qin dynasty, containing individual 
terra cotta statues, life-sized, of soldiei 
and horses arranged in precision battk 

From Xian, the Choir flew to Shanghs 
a bustling, cosmopolitan city of 1 1 mil- 
lion. The choir sang, as usual, to a packe 
house. (We were told that all tickets hac 
been sold out for two months.) The next 
morning, they met in an informal, social 
get-together with the Shanghai Phil- 
harmonic Society, a superb ensemble ( 
about 50 professional singers, analogou 
to an American group like the Robert ] 
Shaw Chorale. The contemporary and 

President Donald Webb talks with Mr. Wong, (left) the groups guide in China, and the lot 
host in Xian. 


aditional program was especially 
losen, it seemed, to show off their 
rtuosity. When they had finished and 
:ceived a standing ovation from the 
mericans, the maestro indicated to 
r. Will Andress that it was "Centenary's 
irn." The choir responded first with 
Sections from Palestrina ("Tenebrae 
ctae sunt") and Mendelssohn ("Heilig, 
Hlig, heilig") followed by American 
Ik songs. They closed with a Chinese 
ndergarten song in Chinese which one 
our guides had taught them and which 
apparently known to all one billion 
hinese. The Shanghai singers had 
armly applauded the preceding 
imbers, but they absolutely broke up at 
e children's simple tune and lyrics 
>out making friends. 
From Shanghai, we took a train to 
angchow (pronounced hahng-joe), a 
ty of 800,000, situated on beautiful 
kes and rendered unusually green by 
rtue of the tree-lined streets and lush 
irks. Here our group was billeted in 
agnificent government guest houses, 
ually reserved for VIPs. These build- 
's were in a paradise-like setting on 
e lake, surrounded by the most beauti- 
1 gardens, rock formations, arched 
idges, and summer pavilions. The 
ost elegant of the guest houses had 
en a favorite retreat of Chairman Mao. 
Our trip was concluded in Hong Kong, 
British Crown Colony and a modern 
y. It contains gorgeous views, many 
le buildings, and more great bargains 
r shoppers. Still, it has its seamy side 
id its pitiful side (the 170,000 boat 
ople), and I think it struck many 
ople as garish and tawdry despite its 
ish neighborhoods, swanky shops, 
ncy hotels, and modern vehicles. 
Jthing could be more different from 

But it was China we went to see, and 
was China and what is happening 
ere that interested us most. We saw 
:ountry in many respects at least 50 
ars behind the United States, pri- 
arily in technology. But we saw a 
untry where unemployment is not a 
oblem. Everybody works. There is 
> unemployment insurance. Nobody 
ems to be starving. Communes are 
aking a profit — for the members 
the commune. We visited three, ate 
one, an unbelievable 24-course meal. 


Chinese policemen on Great Wall holiday. 

We visited two fine kindergartens. 
If I'm any judge, the Chinese are ahead 
of us in what they are doing there, par- 
ticularly in the fine arts. There is vir- 
tually no crime. In China, theft is the 
least of one's worries. Crime is dealt 
with swiftly and severely. Workers 
may retire at 65 on 65 percent of their 
wages. According to the constitution, 
children must take care of aged and in- 
firm parents. Couples are encouraged 
to limit their families to one child. The 
government will educate one child as 
far as his ability can take him . If couples 
have two children, they must pay for 
educating both ot them. 

China has many problems, which it 
is attempting to solve with socialistic- 
remedies. However, the Chinese seem 

to be more pragmatic, less doctrinaire 
than formerly , as witness their inaugura- 
tion of the profit motive to boost pro- 
duction in the communes. They have also 
relaxed restrictions on religion. They 
now require 30 percent of their legis- 
lators in the People's Congress to have 
a college degree. They are frank to admit 
the mistakes of the Cultural Revolution 
of the 60s. Though they revere Mao as 
we do George Washington, gone are the 
ubiquitous mammoth pictures of him. 

What of China's future? No one 
knows, of course. But we may be op- 
timistic when we consider her re- 
markable people — gifted, hard-work- 
ing, law-abiding, peace-loving. And I 
know at least 83 Americans who wish 
them well. 

Department tightens up 

Sociology majors have rigoroi 


In these times of megatrends, global 
economies, and arms races, it has be- 
come increasingly important to under- 
stand the how's and why's of inter- 
personal and group interaction. 

At Centenary , that takes place in the 
sociology classroom, where Dr. Charles 
E. Vetter and Dr. David Throgmorton 
help students examine social behavior 
and social movements and issues, an 
integral part of the liberal arts curric- 
ulum. They explore such topics as 
the sociology of organizations, marriage 
and family, social psychology, urban 
sociology, the sociology of religion, and 
criminal and delinquent behavior. Part- 
time lecturers Don Heacock and Mary 
Nesbitt examine social work and anthro- 

"We've tightened up on our course 
requirements," said Dr. Vetter. "We're 
more stringent. Anyone who majors in 
sociology at Centenary College today 
has a very solid undergraduate degree 
for the job market or admission into 
graduate school.'' 

Of those 10 to 15 students who opt for 
graduate school each year — slightly 
less than half of the total number of 
sociology majors — all have been 
accepted into at least one graduate 
program. They're studying at the Uni- 
versity of Chicago, UCLA, the Uni- 
versity of Texas, the University of 
Johannesburg, Iliff and Perkins Schools 
of Theology, and other equally presti- 
gious programs. 

"Our expectations have increased 
significantly : we demand more of our 

students," said Dr. Throgmorton. "They 
do more research, reading, and writing 
than ever before." 

The sociology majors are also expected 
to devote a minimum of 30 hours per 
semester at Creswell Elementary 
School, "adopted" by Centenary's 
Department of Sociology last year. 
The Adopt-A-School project, a city wide 
program, was spearheaded by Dr. 
Vetter, who also serves as director of 
the Center for Educational Research at 
the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce. 

"The students help out by doing any- 
thing that is needed," explained Dr. 
Throgmorton. "They do small-group 
tutoring or one-on-one tutoring — 
they're free-floating teachers' aides. 
And we've heard nothing but rave 
reviews from Creswell School and our 
students. We were really surprised at 
that because the students get no grade 
or credit — just experience. The program 
has even attracted students who were 
not sociology majors." 

There are other extra-curricular ex- 
periences in which sociology students 
are encouraged to participate. Many 
choose the successful January Interim 
study of the Inner City School; others 
volunteer for Open Ear, a telephone 
crisis hot line; and there are field trips. 

"Mary Nesbitt took a group of anthro- 
pology students to Anadarko, Ok., 
and spent three days with Caddo Indians," 
Dr. Vetter said. "We heard it was a great 
trip, and we're thinking about starting a 
Center for the Study of Caddo Indians 
here." (The rolling hills of Centenary's 


campus were probably home for a tribe 
of Caddo Indians way back when.) 

Another opportunity for sociology 
scholars is Centenary's chapter of Alpha 
Kappa Delta, International Sociological: 
Honor Society. It serves as a political 
lobbying group within the Department '■ 
and as a forum for formal presentations 
of papers. 

The professors encourage their 
students to do research, and the work 
pays off: Dr. Vetter and student Nell 
Chambers recently presented a paper 
on child custody at the Louisiana 
Association of Science meetings. 

Dr. Vetter will also take the results 
of three Sex Equity Class research 
projects and compile them for use in 
public school libraries. The research 
was conducted in the areas of women in 
non-traditional roles, men in non- 
traditional roles, and dual careers. 

Both professors enjoy community 
involvement; their speaking engage- 
ments can attest to that. "Last year we 
made well over 1 00 talks to a wide range 
of audiences — homebuilders,Methodisi| P 



groups, and Chamber committees. Ano 
we spoke on a wide range of subjects — 
grass roots organizing, the changing role 
of women, and nuclear weapons issues, 
said Dr. Throgmorton. "The nuclear 
freeze talk has been well received. I 
was very impressed by the discussion it 
generated at First Presbyterian Church.' 
Dr. Throgmorton serves on the Board 
of Leadership Shreveport and is regional 
director of Ground Zero, which is now 
working to pair Shreveport with a 



Dr. Charles E. Vetter 

No loafing 




Work is a lifestyle for Dr. Charles E 
Vetter, associate professor and chairma 
of the Department of Sociology. 

"I enjoy not sitting around being idle," 
he said. "You can usually do more than 
you think you can." 

His work schedule is testimony to that 

A full-time professor at Centenary, 
Dr. Vetter teaches four three-hour 
classes, in addition to his duties as 
department chairman. He is involved 
in scholarly research and delivers 
papers at meetings throughout the 




nilar city in the Soviet Union for the 
irpose of cultural exchange. 
"Being involved in the non-academic 
mmunity is great," said Dr. Throg- 
orton. "We can see how sociology can 
ive an immediate effect on the corn- 
unity, not to mention that active 
mmunity involvement keeps sociology 
the cutting edge." 

As a result of a National Endowment 
r the Humanities (NEH) Summer 
minar which Dr. Throgmorton at- 
nded last summer, the sociology 
eory course has been completely 

"I'll use the 'school theory, which 
jofessor Edward Tiryakian used in 
r seminar. We'll look at clusters of 
biologists and relate that to the times, 
will be as much a history course as 
jiociology course," Dr. Throgmorton 
• plained. 

He and Dr. Vetter will also be re- 
•mping the introductory course. "We 
int to take the basic questions of our 
')rld and try to answer them from a 
biological point of view. We want our 
sidents to think analytically and to 
; dress the broader issues; not come 
qt with a lot of fragmented knowledge, 
It instead understand the interre- 

Tiro professors and two lecturers make studies tough but interesting for sociology students 
at Centenary. They include (standing, left to right) Dr. Charles E. Vetter, Associate 
Professor and Chairman of the Department: Dr. Dave Throgmorton, Assistant Professor, 
and (seated, left to right) Don Heacock and Mary Nesbitt, Lecturers. 


He is also employed part-time as 
le director of the Center for Educational 
jesearch at Shreveport's Chamber of 
iOmmerce. He acts as the liaison between 
jie educational community and the 
jusiness community by designing and 
ieveloping programs such as the High 
phool Business Symposium, Career 
ay, and the Adopt-A-School Program. 
Dr. Vetter is a member of the faculty 
the Police Academy, where he con- 
ucts classes on criminology for the new 

recruits. He also teaches in the in-service 
training division for City of Shreveport 

As a consultant, he has worked with 
the Technical Assistance Center of 
the Southwest and for the Professional 
Development Center for the Fourth 
District, State Department of Education. 
Dr. Vetter also serves as the Chamber's 
representative to the Louisiana Associ- 
ation for Business and Industry Council 
for Education in Louisiana and on the 
State Department of Education's Task 

Force on Teacher Recruitment. 

A high point in recent years for Dr. 
Vetter was his being awarded a $30,000 
grant by the Louisiana Committee for 
the Humanities to do research on child 
custody in Louisiana. 

And in his "spare" time, he enjoys 
being a husband and father of two 

"Many people spend a lot of time 
wasting time," said Dr. Vetter. "I don't 
want to do that." 


Centenary's Meadows Museum of 
Art has been awarded a grant from the 
Louisiana Committee for the Humanities 
for production of a documentary film 
interpreting the Jean Despujols Col- 
lection of Paintings and Drawings of 

The amount awarded will be up to 
$25,279, which includes a gift-match 
from the National Endowment for the 
Humanities. Many members of the com- 
munity have made contributions for the 
project to match the grant for a total of 
$39,720. The three major donors are 
the Shreveport Art Guild, the Community 
Foundation of Shreveport-Bossier, and 
the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. 
Mrs. Jacques L. Wiener, Jr., was the 
chairman responsible for the substantial 
community support. 

The Despujols Collection, executed 
during 1936-1938 in Vietnam, Cam- 
bodia, and Laos, documents a way ot 
life that no longer exists. The goal of the 
film is to interpret the history and cul- 
ture of these countries as protrayed by 
the artist ethno-historian Jean Des- 
pujols. Research is currently under way 
by scholars at Centenary College and 
the University of Texas. Willard Cooper, 
chairman of the Art Department and 
curator of the Meadows Museum, is the 
project director. The film will be com- 
pleted by the spring of 1984. 

Thanks to a generous gift from Dr. and 
Mrs. Melvin Johnson, Jean Despujols' 
six volumes of travel journals were trans- 
lated from French this summer by Dr. 
Vickie Gottlob, chairman of the Foreign 
Language Department at Centenary. 
The journals are rich with detailed de- 
scriptions of Indochinese culture, cus- 
toms, clothing, and landscape. The trans- 
lation is a treasure which greatly en- 
hances the unique paintings and 
drawings housed in the Meadows. 

Operation Care 

A Centenary graduate has led the 
Shreveport Medical Society to Operation 

Dr. W. Juan Watkins, president of the 
550-member medical society, explained 
that under Operation Care, doctors will 
provide professional services without 



charge to those who are temporarily out 
of work and have no health insurance 

Gov. David Treen said he hoped "this 
humanitarian act will become contagious 
in the state." The Louisiana State Medi- 
cal Society is encouraging its other 
components to follow the Shreveport 
Medical Society's initiative, said Exec- 
utive Director Dave Tarver. 

Dr. Watkins is a 1957 graduate of 
Centenary and is married to the former 
Bonnie J. Harrell, also a '57 graduate. 
A member of the Board of Trustees, 
Dr. Watkins has also served as president 
of the Alumni Association and as a Class 

Tie it up 

This Christmas you can please that 
someone special by establishing a 
scholarship at Centenary in his or her 
honor. Two recent scholarships were 
started as birthday presents. These 

academic awards can be endowed (witl 
a minimum $5,000 gift) or unendowe< 
(with a minimum $500 gift), and they 
may be restricted or unrestricted. 
This is a gift that will keep on giving, j 
For more information, contact Bob 
Brown, director of scholarship develop 
ment, (318) 869-5143. 

Orvis Sigler 

Orvis Sigler, basketball coach at 
Centenary for 10 seasons and one of 
Louisiana's best known college basket 
ball coaches, was inducted into the 
Louisiana Association of Basketball 
Coaches Hall of Fame last summer in 

While coaching at Centenary, Sigle 
posted a record 122 wins and 134 de- 
feats. His best seasons at Centenary 
were a 16-8 mark in 1963-64 and a 17-' 
showing during the 1961-62 season 
when his band of sophomores narrow] 
missed a bid to_the NCAA tournamen 
As athletic director in 1968-72, he wa 
an important cog in the construction o 
the Gold Dome. 

Sigler helped organize the state's 
Top 20 High School Basketball Tourn 
ment and the first basketball camp in 

W w 

A trio of Centenary scholars take a break from their summer studies of the Renaissanc 
at St. John's College, Oxford. The students are (left to right) Lee Morgan, Talbc 
Hopkins, and Todd Moore. Their summer experience also included travel throughou 
England, Wales, and Scotland. 

Money Matters 

Centenary College will host its first 
|holarship Day on Friday, Nov. 1 1, 
len over $500,000 will be awarded 
high school seniors who plan to enter 
■ntenary in the fall of 1984. The 
lolarships will be awarded in the 
tegories of academics, business, 
urch vocations, health careers, 
manities, mathematics, and fine arts, 
rsons interested in competing for 
scholarship should contact the Office of 
[missions and Financial Aid, (318) 

r anuary Study Week 

Dr. Sam Keen, well-known author and 
turer, and Dr. Webb Pomeroy, 
L. James Professor of Religion at 
mtenary, will lead the College's an- 
lal January Study Week for ministers. 
The classes will be held Monday, 

ji. 23, through Thursday, Jan. 26, on 
: Centenary campus. Two CEU 
dits will be offered. 
Dr. Keen is known throughout the 

(imtry for his lectures and seminars on 
/th, love, sex, healing, war, politics, 
ucation, survival in the '80s, self 
newal, and other timely topics. Dr. 
meroy's forte is Old Testament 
oology. He has taught at Centenary 
' 30 years. 

For more information on January 
ady Week, contact Kay Madden, 
•ector of Church Relations, (318) 

I 9-5108. 


The Senior Adult Program at Cente- 
iry might be called a fountain of youth 
rits participants. Over 600 senior 
lults have signed up for the program, 
hich is funded by area churches and 
Iministered at Centenary. 

Offered free of charge to all persons 
;ed 60 and over, this Fall's six-weeks 

ogram includes 19 classes and 3 one- 
iy workshops. Courses run the gamut 
om nutrition, to financial planning, 

flower arranging, to sign language, 
id the story of American Methodism. 

The non-credit courses are taught by 
>llege professors, professionals in the 
jimmunity, and fellow senior adults, 
1 of whom volunteer their time to the 

ogram. Mary E. Bennett is director. 


The total contribution by alumni 
to the past year's Great Teachers/Scholars 
Fund — the figures were published last 
issue — merits some comment. The 
$150,918 from alumni represents an 
increase of 29 percent over the prior 
year, and 131 percent of the year's goal. 
This response is significant as an indi- 
cation of the ongoing renewal of faith in 
Centenary as a vital institution and 
helps to insure her continued good 

We recognize the efforts of Jack Elgin 
'43 as chairman of the Alumni Division 
ot GT/SF. Special mention is due to 
several alumni classes having the largest 
increases in numbers of participants: 
the 1 928 class had 1 8 donors, an increase 
of 10 over the prior year (the largest 
single increase); in four other classes 
increases of seven participants were 
seen: 1927 (from 9 to 16), 1956 (from 
17 to 24), 1973 (from 23 to 30), and 
1979 (from 14 to 2 1 ). In all, 1203 former 
students (not counting alumni trustees) 
made contributions to this fund during 
the year. Our thanks to all of them. 

While this increased support is en- 
couraging and certainly vital to Cente- 
nary s annual progress, it would 
seem appropriate now to broach the 
subject of longer-term forms of support 
which alumni might consider. At two 
other institutions in particular there 
are successful and meaningful plans by 
which class contributions — separate 
from annual-fund support — accumulate 


Chris Webb 
over a period ol years and are then 
transferred to the institution (at a sub- 
sequent class function) to a project or 
purpose chosen by the class itself. 
At Vanderbilt , reuniting classes establish 
funds which are enlarged over a period 
of five years; at Yale, each graduating 
class establishes a Quarter Century 
Fund, which grows until the occasion of 
the 25th-year reunion, when it is dedi- 
cated to use according to the desires of 
the class. 

The creation of such funds by Cente- 
nary alumni would be highly beneficial 
both to the College, whose specific 
needs vary from year to year, and to 
alumni contributors, who deserve a 
voice in dedicating their support to 
areas of their choice. Your comments are 
invited and will be welcomed. 

Planning Ahead 

Oct. 1-31 - The Wide World of Jack London, Magale Library 
Oct. 6 - Dedication of Hodges Rose Garden 

Oct. 12 - President's Round Table, Noon, Centenary Room 

Oct. 13 - Convocation, Sen. Syd Nelson, 11 a.m., Kilpatrick Auditorium; Centenary- 
Church Council Meeting 

Oct. 13-16, 20-22 - "The Dining Room,'" Marjorie Lyons Playhouse 

Oct. 21 - Norman Luboff Choir, 8 p.m., Hurley Auditorium, Friends of Music 

Oct. 27 - Convocation, Drs. Joe and Alice Holoubeck, M.D., 1 1 a.m., Kilpatrick Auditorium 

Oct. 31-Nov. 1 - "Rhapsody in View,"' Centenary College Choir, 8 p.m., Civic Theatre 

Nov. 1-30 - Louisiana Artists, Magale Library 

Nov. 2 - President's Round Table, Noon, Centenary Room 

Nov. 6-Jan. 8 - Token of Friendship: Miniature Watercolors by William T. Richards, 
Meadows Museum of Art 

Nov. 10 - Convocation, Bishop John Wesley Hardt, 11 a.m., Kilpatrick Auditorium 


Lookin ' good 

1982-83 was the fourth straight winning 
season with a 16-13 record, the second 
longest winning streak in Centenary 
history. 1983-84 can tie the school record 
of five straight winning seasons! 

Willie Jackson, Centenary's All-American 
and Mr. Everything, returns for his senior 
season after averaging 24.0 points per 
game last year. He has been the Most 
Valuable Player in Louisiana and the 
Trans America Athletic Conference for 
the last two seasons. 

The Gents have led the TAAC in scoring 
four of the last five years, averaging 77.3 
points per game last year. For the second 
year in a row, the Gents have finished in 
the top 30 in the nation in scoring. 

The Gents played tough in close games, 
winning all three overtime games last 
season. They had a 12 and 3 home record, 
second to most wins ever in a season at 
the Dome. They also tied for third in the 
TAAC during the regular season and 
have never finished lower than third in 
the five-year history of the TAAC, the 
best record of any team in the league. 

The Gents played five Louisiana schools 
and defeated each of them at least once. 
They beat Louisiana Tech, Northeast 
Louisiana, Northwestern State, South- 
eastern Louisiana, and Louisiana College. 

The Gents played three teams that par- 
ticipated in the NCAA basketball champion- 
ships — Oklahoma State (Big 8 
Champions), the University of Arkansas 
(SWC second place and final 16 in the 
NCAA tournament), and Georgia Southern 
(TAAC tournament champions). 

The Gents defeated every team in the 
eight-team TAAC except the regular 
season champions, Arkansas-Little Rock. 

The Gents play four teams that were in 
post-season play this year . . . Arizona 
State (NIT) Georgia Southern (NCAA), 
Oklahoma State (NCAA), and Oklahoma 
University (NCAA). 

The Gents play in two very attractive 
basketball tournaments next year. 
The Dallas Morning News in Dallas 
includes Arizona State, Centenary, Okla- 
homa, Grambling, and SMU. The 
Champions' Tournament in Missoula, 
Montana, includes Cal State-Fullerton, 
Centenary, the University of Montana, 
and Tennessee Tech. 

The Gents will return three of five 
starters off last year's squad; all three 
starters averaged in double figures. They 
are Albert Thomas, Eric Bonner, and 
Willie Jackson. 

The Gents have the best TAAC tourna- 
ment record in the history of the con- 
ference. They boast a 7-3 TAAC tourna- 
ment record and have reached the semi- 
or finals every year. 

Attendance . . . more people saw the 
Gents play basketball during the 1982-83 
season than ever before, 36,726, an 
average of 2,448 per game (2nd best 
attendance ever.) 

Can the Gents make 
it five in a row? 

Just how successful the Centenary 
Gents are this year when they shoot for 
their fifth straight winning season 
rims on how well two recruits fill the 
vacancy at the point of guard position 
left by Centenary's all-time assist leader 
Napoleon Byrdsong. 

On the plus side the Gentlemen return 
83.9 percent of their lineup, with four 
returning starters, one part-time starter, 
and two seasoned veterans who have 
been with the program for three seasons 
when the Gents tip-it-off on November 
26 against Oklahoma State. 

The Gents return 71.9 points of their 
offense, losing only 5.4 points. They 
averaged 77.3 points per game last year, 
25th in the nation. As a matter of record, 
the Gents have been in the top 30 in 
scoring each of the last two seasons. 

Statistically speaking, the Gents 
should be strong competitors during the 
'83-84 season, even though they play 
one of the toughest schedules in recent 
memory and once again the strongest 
schedule in the Trans America Athletic- 
Conference . 

The Gents open the season with five 
straight home games beginning with 
Big 8 Tournament Champions Okla- 
homa State, followed by Central Florida, 
SMU, North Texas State, and Louisiana 
Tech. Then they go on the road and play 
at Kansas State before playing in the 
Champions' Tournament in Missoula, 
Mont., and the Dallas Morning News 
Tournament in Dallas, Texas. 

Topping the list for head coach Tommy 
Canterbury's quick-handed Gents is 
Sporting News honorable mention All- 
American Willie "Jack'' Jackson (24.0 
points, 9.1 rebounds). Jackson, a 6-foot- 
6-inch, 210-pound senior forward from 
Sibley, La., has been in the top ten in 
scoring for the last two seasons and has 
scored 48 straight double-digit games. 

Along with Jackson at the small 
forward slot is Albert "BoBo" Thomas 
(11.2 points, 5.9 rebounds). Thomas 
entered the Centenary starting lineup 
midway into the season last year and 
developed into a very intense competitor 
with unlimited ability. 

Coming back to fill the center position 
for the second straight year is Eric 
"Bad News" Bonner (13.1 points, 
6.8 rebounds). Bonner is known for his 
strong power moves inside and soft out- 
side shooting touch. 

At the second guard position, new- 
comer Reggie Mosby will be picking up 
the reins dropped by departing Reginald 
Hurd. A transfer from Navarro Junior 








College in Corsicana, Texas, Reggie 
averaged 7.2 rebounds and 14.1 point; 
per game last year. 

Coach Canterbury's only concern 
heading into the season is who will run 
the offense. The Gents signed a possible 
candidate for this position with Andrev 
Dewberry, who averaged 22.7 points 
and 13.9 rebound per game at Doyline 
High School. He was voted the Class B 
Player of the Year in Louisiana. 

Dewberry was picked to run offense 
along with returning Tom Schmidt 
(1.5 points and 0.4 rebounds) a 6-3 
sophomore guard who played sparingly 
last year, but received praise from 
Coach Canterbury on several occasions • 

Returning also is Vance Hughes 
(8.0 points, 2.8 rebounds). Hughes, 
a 6-4 senior forward, started in 1 2 games 
last year before injuring his knee, 
necessitating off-season surgery. 

The Gents also signed Michael Bell. 
Bell, a 6-5 190, junior forward from 
Northern Texas Junior College, is a 
strong rebounder who averaged 17.9 
points and 14.4 rebounds per game last 
year. Bell will provide depth at the 
forward position. 

Rounding out the line-up are Rodney 
Bailey (1.6 points, 0.9 rebounds), a 
6-6, 195 senior forward, and Greg Smith 
(1.1 points, 1.0 rebounds), a 6-8, 205, 
senior center, both returning for their 
final collegiate season. They should 
provide mid-game help down the 
stretch toward the Trans America 
Athletic Conference championship. 




Watch for Willie Jackson 






MARTHA LOU WALSH '33 of Grot on, 
jonn., went to Scandinavia and 
Irote that she was unable to attend 
|he 50th Reunion, but she sent in 
jer best wishes as did MARY BLANCHE 
JCALES from Dallas, J. B. STOREY 
Jrora New Orleans, and CLAIRE BURKE 
jcINNIS, who wrote that she grad- 
! ated from LSU in 1936 and was only 
freshman at Centenary in 1932. 

EDGAR PERCY '39 recently 
■etired after 31 years of pediatric 
'ervice in Lake Charles. He is pres- 
!ntly medical director of Calcasieu 
jarish Health Unit. EDGAR and wife 
jARY recently spent part of the 
ummer with SAM PETERS '39 and his 
ife ANN, island hopping on their 
iacht in the Bahamas. 


1949 Class Agent JACK WILLIAM- 
;0N has been elected president of 
junior Achievement of Shreveport 
•ind Bossier City, Inc., the 
Station's oldest non-profit educa- 
tion program for students from 
;rade school through college. Over 
j.,000 youngsters in the Shreveport- 
llossier area are involved. 

From "Cluster's Last Stand," 
i.he summary report of their cluster 
reunion by the Classes of '47, '48, 
49, the following excerpts have 
leen reprinted. Many thanks to the 
reunion committee of JACK and 
I5R0WN '48, and DAVID and MARILYN 
SlILLER CARLTON '47 for putting it 
Jill together. 

"Alumni Weekend, Centenary 
College, 1983 has come and gone and 
.s for all of us a warm memory. It 
ras 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. 
lie skies were dark, not because of 
:he hour but with very threatening 
ind stormy clouds laced with light- 
ling, much wind, and the promise of 
leavy rains on the way. All this 
lovering over the Shreveport Coun- 
try Club (yes, the same one in the 
same place you remember) did not 
lampen the excitement of the 
■gathering cluster of 'good ole 
riends' from the Classes of '47, 
'48 and '49 . . . plus a few 50's." 

FRED ROGERS and his clarinet 
[now gold-plated yet) haven't 
.changed a bit; he proved he has not 
lost his touch by joining in Little 
iilly Causey's band for many of the 
rjest numbers. Among those joining 
Ln a fabulous buffet and just mill- 
ing among the crowd in which 
everyone was talking at the same 
:lme to everyone else were ERWIN 


A little more name dropping 
— coming from the longest distance 
was BILLIE JOE RAINS from San 
Francisco. Also on hand from Lake 
Charles was DR. PADDIE DOLL. From 
South Louisiana was JANE RIGGS 
CLAI BOURNE who came stag as DOUG 

was out of the country. From West 
Texas were JIM and SHARON MIRACLE 
HAMILTON, who won the prize for the 
most exuberant greeting, BILL and 
BYRNE MUELLER, all from Houston, 
Gonzales, LOUIS YAZBECK from Dallas 
and from way out on the high plains 
from Oklahoma City and from nearby 
ton, D.C., made his first reunion 

In Memoriam 


July 8, 1983 


May 12, 1983 


May 19, 1983 


June 21, 1983 


December 25, 1982 



May 20, 1983 


April 23, 1983 


July 11, 1983 


May 12, 1983 


May 1, 1983 


June 5, 1983 


Past Chairman of the 

Department of Physical Education 

August 19, 1983 

since graduation. MR. and MRS. 
JACK HARRIS came from Texas, and 
POWELL JOYNER from LaCrosse, Wis. 

0. VANCE MASON '48 stopped by 
the alumni office to update his 
file. He and wife MARION and their 
five children are now living in 
Tyler, where he is associated with 
the Mental Health Retardation 
Community Center and Sheltered 
Workshops . 

Our condolences to JEAN S. OTT 
'46 and her sister CAROLYN S. 
ALFORD '54 on the death of their 
father, DR. SCOTT M. SMITH '29, 
Colonel, USAF retired. Dr. Smith 
graduated summa cum laude, interned 
at Tri-State hospital, now Willis- 
Knighton in Shreveport, and entered 
the military at Barksdale Field in 
1934. A psychiatrist, he event- 
ually founded the first psychiatric 
unit in the Air Force, later moved 
to Wilford Hall Medical Center in 
San Antonio, where patients from 
all over the world are treated. 


Civil War historian and lectur- 
er DR. GRADY McWHINEY '50 has been 
installed professor of the Lyndon 
Baines Johnson Chair of United 
States History at Texas Christian 
University. A prolific writer with 
five books in preparation, Dr. 
McWhiney may be most readily iden- 
tified in recent years with an eth- 
nic explanation of the Civil War as 
put forth in his book, Attack and 
Die : Civil War Military Tactics 
and the Southern Heritage. He 
received the Alabama Outstanding 
Scholar Award in 1980 and the Chi- 
cago Civil War Round Table Gallant 
Service Award the preceding year. 
He was also named Honorary First 
Fellow of the Confederate Histori- 
cal Institute. He presently serves 
on the editorial board for the 
Papers of Jefferson Davis, the 
Ulysses S. Grant Association, and 
on the advisory boards of 
Continuity: A Journal of History 
and The Southern Historian. 

CHILDRESS were married in June in 
the Meditation Chapel of Brown 
Memorial Chapel. Jo is supervisor 
of special education in the 
Ouachita Parish School System; Bob, 
a former Baptist Student Union 
director at Centenary, works with 
the World Book Co. 

panied her father, Shreveport 
artist Louis G. Sicard, Sr. , to 
Ottawa, Canada, where he was hon- 
ored with an exclusive showing at 
Studio Colleen, one of the city's 
leading art galleries. 

HAROLD E. LaGRONE '53 was 
recently appointed vice president 
of Century Telephone Enterprises, 


Inc., of Monroe. Harold, who join- 
ed CTE in 1980, is a member of the 
American Institute of Certified 
Public Accountants. 

joined Pennzoil Products Co. in the 
newly created position of vice 
president for technology. He will 
direct a products technology center 
being established by Pennzoil at 
The Woodlands. The north Houston 
center will provide technical sup- 
port to the division's business 
activites, with emphasis on petro- 
leum product development and refin- 
ing process technologies. 

volved with Olympic Youth Archery 
Programs and travels to secondary 
schools with a team of archers to 
give demonstrations and clinics to 
create interest in the sport. Jan 
recently returned from the Olympic 
Training Center at Colorado Springs 
with her team that competed in the 
U. S. intercollegiate nationals. 
She lives in Los Alamitos, Calif., 
and works at Cypress College in the 
Department of Physical Education 
and Athletics. 

Our sincere condolences to MARY 
death of her husband, LARRY X57, in 
February. Larry was a pharmacist 
in Oxford, Kansas. MARY ALICE 
wrote Class Agent BONNIE WATKINS 
that she is looking forward to the 
alumni choir trip to be led by 
director WILL ANDRESS '61, next 


SPILLER MILTON '61 received a 
Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew 
University in Madison, N. J. His 
professional project was "The 
Training of the Pastor-Parish Rela- 
tions Committee To Deal Construc- 
tively With Conflict in the Local 
Church Setting." 

Southern Living magazine's 
August issue featured the garden of 
GIBSON '63 in an article titled "A 
Taste of Texas, A Touch of Japan," 
which describes the unique concept 
and continued evolution of their 
special spot. David, president of 
the company bearing his name in 
Dallas, produces commercial trade 
show exhibits, marketing centers, 
and architectural models for devel- 
opers. Lorine studies art and Ika- 
bana when she is not digging in the 
dirt or entertaining. Lorine 
wrote, "Crumley Gardens retreat at 
Centenary with its cooling 
fountains and lush greenery is an 
obvious inspiration." The Gibson 
landscape was also featured in the 
May issue of the Dallas-Fort Worth 
Hom e and Garden. 

JANELLE L. McCAMMON '68, former 
public relations manager, has been 
named communications manager for 
Cities Service Oil and Gas Corpor- 
ation in Tulsa. Janelle has been 
with Cities Service since 1977. 

SUSAN M. MASK X68 was awarded 
the Master of Science in Education 



Color photos are still 
available from the '47-'48-'49 
cluster reunion. 

The photos — a real souvenir 
of the occasion — are by Adrian R. 
Snyder. The 8 x 10 class groups 
are $10.00 each, the 5x5 small 
groups are $5.00. 

Mail your order to: The Office 
of Alumni Relations, P.O. Box 4188, 
Shreveport, La., 71104. Don't 
forget to include the photo number 
or description, your name, address, 
and check made payable to 
"Centenary Alumni Office." 

degree from Niagara University in 
New York. 


DAN LORANT '70 has been living 
in Oklahoma City since ending a 
tour with the U. S. Army in Viet- 
nam, where he was stationed with 
four other Centenary students - 
David Schwartz, USAF, '69, Tom 
Stone '71, David H. Holt X70. Dan 
is the president of Superior Neon 
Signs, a full service sign company 
of outdoor electrical sign displays 
including interstate highway 

recently moved to Jefferson City, 
Mo., where her husband, FLOYD, wil 
begin an internship at the Charles 
Still Osteopathic Hospital. They 
are now parents of a daughter, 
ELIZABETH, born in December. 

husband JON have a new son, 
Eagle, Colo. 

GUY BENJAMIN X80 in August '82. 
Lee Ellen is now a theatre/speech 
instructor at Centenary and did tb 
set and lighting design for Annie 
this summer; Guy is the technical 
director at Shreveport Little 
Theatre. They are remodeling a 
house on Columbia. Her daughter 
KELLI is now 13 and attends 
Southfield school. 

has been appointed Assistant Vice 
President for Human Resources at 
Mercy Hospital in New Orleans, 
where he had served as personnel 
director for the past several 
years. He is the outgoing presi- 
dent of the Greater New Orleans 
Society for Health Care Personnel 
Administration and has been guest 
lecturer to the PMA chapter of the 
University of New Orleans and a 
faculty member for the Louisiana 
Hospital Association. 

Asphodel Plantation was recently 
named a new member to the Board o' 
Directors of the Feliciana Chambe 
of Commerce. 

TERRY SWAN '77, who completed 
his doctoral program in religious 
education at Vanderbilt Universit 
this spring, will continue to re- 




The Office of Admissions travels thousands of miles each year in search of qua 
students for Centenary. On a rare day, members of the Staff were in the office at <p 
time, so a picture! They include (left to right) John Lambert 78, Director of Admissi> 
and Financial Aid; Andy Shehee 78, Associate Director; and Laura Gallagher, Assist. | 
Director; and (seated, left to right) Libby Taylor '83, counselor; Karen Cole, Assist! 
Director, and Anita Martin '80, Assistant Director. 

Tennis, anyone? 

ie Ladies Tennis Team is off to a great 
art in their fall competition. One of the 
[Hit team members is freshman .Macy 
i/ert of Little Rock, cousin of Chris Evert - 
joyd. The Ladies schedule includes 
jatches against La. Tech, LSU, Tulane, 
emphis State, Baylor, Stephen F. Austin, 
iid more. 

ide in Bowling Green, Ky . , with 
is wife CINDA and their two 
hi Id re n ASA and EVA. Terry is 
leginning his fourth year as direc- 
or of the Wesley Foundation at WKU 
esley Foundation. 

jusband MARK '78 are globe trotting 
'gain, to New Delhi, India, where 
ark is studying at the American 
nstitute of Indian studies. Sally 
opes to be teaching at the Ameri- 
an Embassy school. 

On a dusty chalk board in room 

10 of Mickle Hall, chemistry pro- 
essor STAN TAYLOR discovered the 
ollowing note. "DON A. McCORKLE 
D '78 stopped by to say Good Bye 
n my way to Columbus, Ohio, Ohio 
tate University-Anesthesiology. I 
pent 6 of my most productive years 
ere at Centenary. I can't believe 
t's time to go. I'll miss you and 
ever forget you. God Bless you 

11 and your work." Don graduated 
rom LSU Med School and is now 
iving in Worthington, Ohio. 

78, a distinguished graduate of 
he Surface Warfare Officers School 
n August, is now serving on board 
he USS Detroit. Ross's home port 
s Norfolk, Va. , and he is due for 

Mediterranean deployment in the 
all of '83. 

ted from Georgia Tech with a bach- 
lor of chemistry, and is now work- 
ng for Hercules Incorporated Aero- 
pace Division in Layton, Utah, on 
dvanced process development. 

79 received her master's degree in 
ducation last May f rom Peabody at 
anderbilt University. She spent 
er summer vacation on the island 
f Oahu in Hawaii after completing 
er first year of teaching the 6th 
rade in Bryant, Ark. 

Irector of Christian Education at 
irst United Methodist Church in 
upiter, Fla., had her article "How 

to Get Teachers to Attend Meetings" 
printed in the Summer '83 edition 
of Church School Today and reprint- 
ed in the summer '83 Newsletter of 
the United Methodist Teachers. 

assistant director of Student 
Financial Aid at Fort Hays State 
University in Kansas. Formerly, 
Jeff was the financial aid 
counselor and associate director of 
financial aid at Centenary. 

been the display director for the 
Shreveport Palais Royale stores for 
the last three years. ALLEN ARTHUR 
'80 also works in the store's art 
department . 


EVONNE GREENE '82 married 
EVONNE is an accountant with 
Seidman and Seidman in Shreveport. 
Kenneth is also an accountant with 
Heard, McElroy and Vestal. 

MORGAN SANDERS '82 was a proud 
daddy as his daughter BERIKA was 
crowned Queen of the Debutantes for 
Christ at the Midway Baptist 
Church. Berika hopes to attend 
Centenary like her father and her 
aunt, JEANENE SANDERS, who is a 

who is in Melton, Fla. undergoing 
naval pilot training at Whiting, 
and his wife, LINDA OLIVER FAKESS, 
are. the parents of a daughter, 

CYNTHIA HAWKINS '33 was named 
communications director of the 
staff of the Ramada Inn in 
Shreveport. Cindy also performed 
in the smash summer hit "The 
Heiress" at the Marjorie Lyons 

LEONARD A. MATOLKA, and they are 
now living in Tulsa. 

BILL ZELLER '83 was commis- 
sioned a 2nd Lt. in the Calvary 
Branch, active duty, of the United 
States Army in August in the Board 
Room of Hamilton Hall. Bill's 
wife, CASSANDRA, and his father, 
EARLE ZELLER, pinned on his rank. 
Guest speaker for the ceremony was 
EDWIN C. HARBUCK '56, who received 
an Army commission from Centenary's 
ROTC program the same year as his 
graduat ion. 

been working as a substitute teach- 
er in Beeville, Texas, while hus- 
band TIM finished pilot training in 
the navy. Now that Tim is almost 
through, she is working temporarily 
for an ophthalmologist besides 
taking care of Kilaman Rex, an AKC 
collie that is "making our life 
interesting." Chris wrote that JAN 
HICKS X85 and husband BUDDY are the 
parents of "bouncing baby boy" 
named JEFFERY. 

Three '83 graduates, BONNIE 
are attending graduate school at 
Stephen F. Austin, studying 

Bishop J. Kenneth Shamblin 

to stroke 

Dr. J. Kenneth Shamblin, bishop of the 
Louisiana Conference of the United 
Methodist Church since 1976, died 
Monday, Oct. 3, at 7:35 p.m. in Baton 

Dr. Shamblin, 66, suffered a stroke 
in his home and was admitted to Baton 
Rouge General Hospital Thursday. He 
was to retire in June. 

A native of Ozark, Ark., he served 
Pulaski Heights Methodist Church in 
Little Rock, Ark., from 1948-1961 and 
St. Luke's United Methodist in Houston 
from 1961 until his election to the epis- 
copacy in Louisiana. 

He was a graduate of the University 
of Arkansas, Southern Methodist Uni- 
versity's Perkins School of Theology, 
and Hendrix College. He was a dele- 
gate to the 1966 World Methodist Con- 
ference in London and served several 
times as a delegate to the General Con- 
ference of the United Methodist Church. 
He was a member of the Centenary 
College Board of Trustees and the 
Centenary Church Council. 

Dr. Harvey Williamson, director of 
the denomination's Louisiana Council 
on Ministries, said the vacancy created 
by Shamblin s death will likely be filled 
by a retired bishop until a new leader 
can be elected. 

A memorial service for Bishop 
Shamblin was held Wednesday, Oct. 5, 
at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist 
Church of Baton Rouge, conducted by 
Host Pastor J. Woodrow Hearn. 

Services were also held Friday at 
2 p.m. at St. Luke's United Methodist 
Church in Houston, conducted by 
Host Pastor Walter Underwood. Inter- 
ment was in Houston. 





Shreveport, Louisiana 71104 

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If you receive more than one copy of th ! 
magazine, please share with a friend. 

Ladies Tennis 

October 13-16 Texarkana Collegiate Invitational Away 

Gents Basketball 




October 18 Tyler Junior College 

October 19 Northwestern State University 

October 20-23 LSU, Tulane, Memphis State, 

Centenary at Baton Rouge 
October 28-30 Baylor, Stephen F. Austin, Tyler, 

Centenary at Tyler, Texas 

Gents Tennis 

October 18 
October 24 
October 28-30 

October 27 

Tyler Junior College 

Louisiana Tech 

Tyler Tournament (S.F.A. Baylor 

Centenary, Tyler) 

East Texas Baptist College 







Fri., Oct. 14 Southern Methodist Univ. Away 

Sat., Oct. 15 
Tue.,Oct. 18 
Fri., Oct. 21 
Sun., Oct. 23 
Fri., Oct. 28 
Sat., Oct. 29 

Arlington Baptist 
Dallas Baptist College 
Nicholls State 
Northeast Louisiana Univ. 
Millsap College 
Arlington Baptist 

Nov. 10-12 T.A.A.C. Tournament 


Away (at NLU) 









(Centenary, Cal-State Fullerton, Tennessee Tech, University of Montana ) 


(Centenary, Arizona State, University of New Orleans, SMU) 





All Centenary home games (Gold Dome) start at 7:45 p.m., except Feb. 4 with Mercer and Feb. 25 with Sam ford: 

These two games start at 1 :30 p.m. 


Ladies Basketball 

October 14, Friday, 1 p.m., (2) 

Texarkans at Texarkana, Tx. 
October 15, Saturday, 1 p.m., (2) 

Panola Jr. College at CENTENARY PARK 
October 22, Saturday, 10 a.m., (2) 

LSU at Baton Rouge, La. 
October 28, Friday, 1 p.m., (2) 

Northwestern St. Univ. at Natchitoches, La. 
October 28, Saturday, 1 p.m., (2) 

Panola Jr. College at CENTENARY PARK 






October 9-12 

Morton Braswell Invitational, 

Shreveport Country Club: Shreveport, LA 
October 22-25 

Univ. of Southern Mississippi-Broadwater 

Beach Invitational, Broadwater Beach Sun 

Course: Biloxi, Mississippi 

November 6-8 

Louisiana Intercollegiate, Toro Hills Golf 

Course: Many, Louisiana 
"November 10-13 

Harvey Pennick Invitational, 

Morris Williams Golf Course: Austin, Texas 













































































































































































































December 1-4 

Bluebonnet Bowl (2 man tournament), 
Columbia Lakes Country Club: Houston, TX 

Tournament dates include practice rounds. 






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commissions film 


Centenary Rose bushes 
get national attention 

Master plan working 

Chairmen named for 
Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund 

P.E. Department 

Program based on 
academics, pride 

Save June 22-24 
for Alumni Weekend 

Leading the Ladies and Gents on with team spirit are the 1 983-84 cheerleaders . Th< j 
include (bottom row, left to right ) Bill Ball, Kolby Nix, Sandra Sherrod, Rick AndeiJ 
Lisa Chaisson, Danny Gleason, Susan Beaubouef, Scott Sexton, Craig Spence, aii 
Andrew Collins, the Centenary Gentleman; (middle row, left to right) Jennif , 
Holland, Jill Brown, and Judy Williams, and (top row) Sue Haynie and Donna Monk 

On the cover 

A maze of scaffolding criss-crosses the geodesic pattern of the Gold Dome ceiliri 
which underwent major repairs this year. The new cushioned vinyl ceiling h 
improved the lighting and insulation in the athletic facility. 

The Centenary College magazine, Cente- 
nary, (USPS 015560) January, 1984, 
Volume if, No. 3, is published four 
times annually in July, October, January, 
and April by the Office of Public Relations, 
2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, 
Louisiana 71104. Second Class postage 
paid at Shreveport, La. POSTMASTER: 
Send address changes to Centenary, P.O. 
Box 4188, Shreveport, La. 71104. 

Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progress 
Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off campus. 

Editor Janie Flournoy "1 i 

Special Contributors Don Danvers, Lee Morgt '■ 

Kay L(l 

Production Rushing Printing C' 

Alumni Director Nancy Porter Gerding 'I 

Photography Janie FlounK i 

Neil Johnsc 

Documentary explores the culture he loved 

"A moment in time that no longer 
exists: French Indochina, preserved, 
protected, immortalized. The essence 
of a culture that changed so little for 
thousands of years , and then was changed 
forever in the span of one violent gen- 

"The works of the French artist Jean 
Despujols have captured, on canvas and 
on paper, the people and countryside of 
an area that no longer exists as it did then : 
French Indochina. From 1936 to 1938 he 
created a permanent record of a land 
whose extraordinary beauty and diver- 
sity are now rendered timeless through 
his work." 

In the not-too-distant future, these 
words will be "in the can" — the audio 
which will introduce a 28-minute docu- 
mentary on Jean Despujols and his 
works, housed in Centenary's Meadows 

The film is the dream-come-true of 
Museum Curator Willard Cooper, who 
Ibegan thinking about the project over a 
'.year ago. 

"We see a lot of art documentaries," 
said Judy Godfrey, program director of 
(the Meadows, "and with Despujols', 
we feel we have enough information for 
five documentaries," she smiled. "But 
our film will be different — it will look 
at the whole culture: religion, geography, 
anthropology , and history , as well as art." 

The holistic approach made the project 

appealing to the Louisiana Council for 
the Humanities, which awarded the 
Meadows Museum a $13,279 grant for 
the project. Additionally, the project 
was given a matching grant from the 
National Endowment for the Humanities 
(NEH), and $13,300 from Centenary, 

"We've had fantastic local response to 
the project." Judy beamed. "The $24,000 
in matching money which we raised 
locally was raised in three weeks. Mrs. 
Jacques L. Wiener was in charge and did 
a great job." Major contributors include 
the Shreveport Art Guild, Community 
Foundation of Shreveport-Bossier, and 
the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. 

An earlier expression of support came 
from Dr. and Mrs. Melvin Johnson, who 
contributed over $2,000 for the trans- 
lation of Despujols' journals, found 
intact (actually never opened) at his 
daughter Ann Gibson's home in Shreve- 
port. Centenary faculty member and 
chairman of the Foreign Language 
Department Vickie Gottlob took on the 
mammoth project and discovered that 
Despujols' writings were as colorful and 
descriptive as his paintings. 

"We now know that the journals and 
the works of art are to go together," 
Judy explained. "They make a complete 
visual and literary package. What fore- 
sight Despujols had! 

The project historian, Dr. Edward 

Rhodes of the University of Texas, was 
equally interested. "As Dr. Rhodes was 
doing our research, he kept saying he 
wished he had time really to get involved 
in the journals," Judy said. 

A Dallas film crew was chosen for the 
project, which will be co-ordinated by 
Shreveport er Judy Williams, of Corporate 
Communications. Several other out-of- 
state filmmakers will serve as consul- 

"They were very excited about the 
material, and they can be objective," 
Judy Godfrey said. "Most of the filming 
will take place in January, and we hope 
to have everything completed by the end 
of February." 

A French-accented voice will be used 
to narrate including excerpts from 
Despujols' journals. "His words will be 
interspersed with facts and some of the 
music he composed," Judy explained, 
"while the video will include some live 
shots, photographs of the area, and of 
course, the paintings. A Thai dancer will 
be the magic to it." 

The film will meet all requirements of 
PBS (Public Broadcasting Systems), 
which has agreed to screen the docu- 
mentary. "If they would air it, that would 
really spread the word of our collection. 
It will be excellent for the City of Shreve- 
port, too," Judy said. "People will realize 
that we are professionals and not just a 
dusty museum." 


Front entrance 

The second phase of Centenary's 
master plan for campus beautification 
will soon be underway. 

The Paul R. Davis family has matched 
a $20,000 challenge grant awarded to 
Centenary by the Community Foun- 
dation of Shreveport-Bossier, and the 
funds will be used to improve the boule- 
varded entrance to the College at the 
Atkins gate. 

According to Townsely Schwab, 
landscape architect, plantings in this 
area and along the drive to James Dormi- 
tory, will emphasize the entrance, im- 
prove pedestrian circulation, and en- 
hance the view into the campus around 
the Hargrove Memorial Bandshell, 
while continuing to give the campus a 
unified design. Work will begin in the 
near future to finalize the plan with 
input from donors, faculty, staff, and 

Centenary promised a rose gar- 
den — and bushes, too. The garden 
is complete, but, unhappily, the 
Centenary Rose bushes were not 
delivered as planned. 

The 1200 bushes which were to 
be shipped to Centenary in early 
February were accidentally ground 
up and plowed under at Armstrong 
Nurseries in California. According 
to an Armstrong spokesman, "It was 
human error. The field of Centenary 
Roses was right next to a field of 
bushes which were to be destroyed." 

You may have heard or read 
about the mishap in the national 
media: Diane Sawyer covered it on 
the CBS Morning News, and Paul 
Harvey included it in his noon news- 
cast. The story was also picked up 
by APandUPI. 

The Centenary Rose is a deep 
maroon, fragrant blossom, bred 
especially for the College by Arm- 
strong. Several hundred test bushes 
were successfully tested in Shreve- 
port and Bossier City gardens last 
year. The bushes are also planted 
and available for viewing in the 
Hodges Rose Garden and at the 
Marjorie Lyons Playhouse. 

According to Armstrong, some 300 
bushes will be available next year, 
which the College will offer for sale, 
deliverable on Valentines Day, 1985. 

Members of the G. W. James family honored at the dedication of Centenary \ 
beautiful new Hodges Rose Garden include (left to right) Mrs. J. C. Love, Mrs. G. W 
James, and Mrs. G. W. James, Jr. and (standing, left to right) G. W. James and G. W 
James Jr., all of Ruston. The senior Jameses built the garden in honor of his mother\ 
Maggie Hodges James, and his grandmother, Addie Reynolds Hodges. Over 20(\ 
people attended the dedication ceremony which was held last fall. The gardet\ 
completes the first phase of Centenary's new campus master plan and features tht\ 
Centenary Rose. 

Arboretum underway 

Arboretum: "a plot of land where 
different trees or 
shrubs are grown 
for study or popular 

Plans are now underway to create 
such an arboretum on Centenary 
College's 65-acre campus. The 
work is a project of the Campus 
Improvement Committee, Harry 
V. Balcom, chairman. 

Identification of the hundreds of 
species of plants on campus will 
begin with Crumley Azalea Garden, 
Frost Rose Garden, Morehead Con- 
course, and the vicinities of Mead- 
ows Museum of Art , Hurley School 
of Music, Brown Chapel, Magale 
Library, and Marjorie Lyons 
Theatre. Dr. Edwin Leuck, assistant 
professor of biology , will supervise 
the identification process. 

Each plant or group of plants will 

be marked with both its Latin and 
common names. The maroon-and- 
white signs will be engraved on 
campus in a special workshop. 
New acquisitions will be properly 
marked and will be listed in a 
leather ledger. 

School groups — both college 
and high school — as well as other 
horticultural or civic groups will 
be encouraged to enjoy the arbore- 
tum. A brochure detailing a walking 
tour of the campus is also included 
in the future plans, and the com- 
mittee will also be in touch with 
the National Arboretum for other 
ways in which the Centenary pro- 
ject might be shared with the 

Sponsorships for sections of the 
arborteum will be available. This 
financial support (ranging from 
$500 up ) will mean that the arbore- 
tum will be a permanent education 

H ybridize 

your own roses 

American Rose Center director tells how 

By Anita Mary Steinau 
Honorary Alumna '83 

"The nurseries are not offering it any more in 
their catalogues," said Harold Goldstein of the 
American Rose Center, "so why don't you take 
cuttings? Or why not hybridize it and create a 
rose entirely your own?" He was referring to 
Kentucky Derby, one of the finest, most hassle- 
free red tea roses hybridized by Armstrong 
Nurseries, the house that has provided the hand- 
some, very fragrant, maroon Centenary rose and 
the white Pascali roses for the new Hodges Rose 
Garden at Centenary College. 

The garden, a gift of Mr. and Mrs. William 
James of Ruston, memorializes Mr. James's 
mother, Maggie Hodges James, and grand- 
mother, Addie Reynolds Hodges, and was the 
first major construction project under the Col- 
lege's beautification master plan. It is all part 
of the Campus Improvement Program spear- 
headed by a committee of interested members of 
the campus and community. 

Committee members Harry Balcom, chair- 
man, Lorraine LeSage, Janie Flournoy and I, 
meeting with Mr. Goldstein at Centenary, were 
interested in the techniques of hybridizing. 

Can anyone hybridize roses? Yes. Can all 
types be hybridized? Yes; even the miniatures 
which are rapidly growing in popularity; but it is 
good to remember that there are a few roses 
incapable of producing seed or supplying viable 
pollen. Thus, the parentage of the new plant you 
hope to create is of the utmost importance. 

Select roses with good foliage, shapely buds 
and blossoms, and strong, healthy stems (canes), 
for roses (as with other species, including the 
human race) tend to reproduce undesirable 
traits more than they do desirable ones. It's 
generally believed that the stronger plant should 
be the mother rose, the fair-to-good rose the 
paternal parent, though some hybridizers' 
opinions differ. So it's best to make two crosses 
instead of one, by selecting two buds from each 
plant, cutting them with an inch of stem re- 
maining. The pollen of one — say, the Centenary 
rose — will go on the pistil of the Pascali, the 
process reversed for the other two buds, i.e., 
Pascali's pollen on Centenary's pistils. 

All roses have both male ( stamens) and female 
(pistils) organs. The stamens form a complete 
circle at the center of the bud around the pistils, 
of which there may be just one thread-like style 
(a small, pointed, stalklike part) or several. Each 
style ends in a slightly enlarged knob known 
as the stigma, while at its base is the ovule or 
unfertilized egg; this female cell and others like 
it are enclosed in the ovary that is in turn encased 
in the hip or fruit — that fairly large, somewhat 
cylindrical, green protuberance that appears 
after a rose has shed its petals. 

The buds you choose should be at the same 
stage of growth; just beginning to open. With the 
Centenary rosebud as the mother of the plant 
you are about to create, carefully remove all the 
petals, revealing the stamens and pistils. With 
tweezers or a sharp knife or razor blade, remove 
all the stamens. Don't overlook a single one or 
the rose may self-pollinate. Cover the bud with 
a plastic bag or paper sack, tying the bag loosely 
at the bottom, but tight enough to keep out any 
foreign pollen which might spoil your cross. 

Check in two days. Lift off the covering; and if 
the pistils have become darker in color and very 
sticky, you proceed to the next step. If they have 
not, you should recover the bud and wait another 
day. When the pistils are extremely sticky, take 
the freshly-cut Pascali rosebud, remove the 
petals, and brush the bud across the top of the 
mother plant. Some hybridizers prefer to collect 
pollen from the prospective papa buds as they 
go along, keeping the pollen in a small container 
and, when the pistils of the mother plant are 
ready, applying the pollen to the pistils by brush- 
ing it across with a long-handled artist's brush — 
about a quarter-inch camel or sable brush. 
Usually, though, the fresher the pollen, the 
better for your cross. 

Cover your rose again for about a week; then 
remove the bag, and let the rose grow into a 
seed pod or hip; this will take two to three 
months. When the seed pod matures, it will be 
yellow in color. Most hybridizing is done in the 
spring, around May or early June when the roses 
are at their height, so that the seed pods have 
time to mature before frost. 

Collecting the seeds 

Take a sharp knife, and barely cut into the 
top of the pod; then squeeze the seeds out be- 
tween your fingers and thumbs. There will be 
as many as 20 seeds in a pod or as few as 4. 
From these, select the fattest and hardest. 
To be certain which of these are viable, drop 
them in a glass of water for about 15 minutes. 
The good seeds will sink. The floaters should be 

The process is repeated in reverse when 
making your second cross with the Pascali as 
the mother plant, the Centenary supplying the 
pollen. Always clean your brush thoroughly 
before making the second cross; this can be 
done by brushing the brush rapidly across your 
shirt, skirt, or pants. 

When do you sow your seeds? Many hybrid- 
izers prefer to sow them immediately. Others 
prefer to store them in air-tight containers in 
a 32 to 42 degrees temperature. In either case, 
it's going to be quite a while before they germi- 
nate, often as long as a year. 

A good sowing mix to use in your peat pots or 
flats is equal parts of soil, sharp sand, and fine- 
sieved peat moss. The size of the seed determines 
how deep it should be planted in the medium, 
i.e., no deeper than the seed is thick; a general 
rule of thumb might be 3/ 16ths of an inch. Once 
sown, they should be watered and placed in a 
cool spot (about 41 degrees F.) until they germi- 

As soon as the seedlings are up, they should 
be transplanted into individual pots filled with 
a soil much richer than that in which they germi- 
nated, and the planted pots exposed to light and 
warmth. Once the danger of a hard frost has 
passed and the ground can be prepared properly, 
the seedlings should be planted in the garden, 
watered and fed generously. 

It's also possible to sow the seeds directly in 
the garden bed. This may, or may not, speed up 
the germination process. 

The first blooms will appear when the plant 
is still very tiny. These will not be the true normal 
bloom, however. You can only be certain of 
normal bloom as well as color and foliage after 
two to three years. 

What is an "unnamed seedling?" I asked 
Goldstein. Often in catalogues from the rose 
houses when a new rose's parentage is given, it 
will say something like "Garden Party x Unnamed 

Goldstein explained, "Not all your personal 
rose creations will be what you expected. Out of 
six plants, you may have five that are singles - 
have only one row of petals, a la Dainty Bess 
and other 'old' roses, while the sixth will have a 
bloom that's absolutely perfect. This rose you will 
pot up and permit to grow. However, you dis- 
cover its foliage isn't good. So, you cross it back 
to the mother plant, and the result is your un- 
named seedling. 

Also, the hybridizer may get a good unnamed 
seedling by collecting rose hips which may have 
been pollinated by bees and planting the seeds. 

Exact duplicates 

Later, if you want to reproduce your favorite 
seedling rose, cut several canes, strip away all 
five-leafed petioles revealing the bud or eye, 
dip the cut end of each cane in plant hormone, 
and cover with a paper sack or a quart-sized 
canning jar, powder, and insert that end in plant- 
ing medium. This, called asexual reproduction, 
should result in an exact duplicate of your rose. 
Even more certain is meristem reproduction or. 
if you prefer the term, cloning, in which a tiny- 
cutting is taken from the plant's root, a technique 
used for many years in the reproduction of 
orchids — but that, being a wee bit complicated 
lor this amateur gardener, we didn't pursue. 


William G. Anderson (left) will serve a second consecutive term as 
chairman of The Great Teachers-Scholars Fund. Co-chairmen are 
(standing, left to right) W. Kirby Rowe, Jr., James R. Mitchell '64, 

Tom Ostendorff III, and Herman Williamson and (seated) John I 
David Crow. All of the co-chairmen, except Mr. Mitchell, are also ! 
serving second terms. 

Chairmen named for Great Teachers-Scholars Fund 

This year Centenary has a $100,000 
challenge from a group of friends. It 
works like this : for every new donor 
dollar given to the Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund or for every dollar in- 
crease over an individuals or company's 
gift last year, our friends will match 
those dollars with an equal amount. 
If you didn't give last year, your gift this 
year will be doubled. If you gave $600 
last year and give $1,000 this year, the 
$400 increase will be doubled. The 
challengers are not just matching cash 
gifts either. 

There are many ways to give to the 
Great Teachers-Scholars Fund. You can : 

□ Give cash (Deductible on your 
income tax). 

□ Donate stock, bonds, or other 
appreciated securities 
(Non-taxable as capital gains and 
deductible on your income tax.) 

□ Give property (Deductible at a 
fair market value). 

□ Donate a royalty income 
(Deductible with the carry-over 

□ Give the cash value of an insurance 
policy. (Also deductible). 

All of those gifts will help Centenary 
College meet the $100,000 challenge 
and continue the fine programs it offers 
its students and the Shreveport-Bossier 

Dr. Darrell Loyless, Vice-President of 
the College, was pleased to announce 
that William G. Anderson, a Centenary 
alumnus, will serve a second consecutive 
term as chairman of the Great -Teachers- 
Scholars Fund. 

"Centenary is one of the oldest and 
greatest assets this community enjoys," 
Bill said. "There is a feeling on campus 
and throughout the community that all 
areas of Centenary are demonstrating 
tremendous talent and beauty. I count 
it an honor and privilege to play a part in 
the support and perpetuation of an 
enterprise that has so richly benefited 
our community." 

Co-chairmen — also serving a second 
term — are W. Kirby Rowe, Jr., Banking 
& Investments Division; Tom Osten- 
dorff III, Retail, Sales & Services Division; 

Herman Williamson, General Division, 
and John David Crow, Oil, Gas & Energy 
Division, and James R. Mitchell '64, a 
former president of the Alumni Associ- 
ation, who will head the Professional 

The public portion of the Fund will 
kick off Monday, Feb. 27, and will con- 
tinue for five days concluding Friday, 
March 2. The goal for the 1984 Fund is 

This non-restricted fund is used for 
new academic programs such as the 
communications and petroleum land 
management programs; acquisition of 
student computers and word processors; 
faculty salaries and research grants, 
and maintenance and improvements to 
the physical plant. 

For more information or to make your 
tax-deductible donation, contact 
Chris Webb, Director of the Annual 
Fund, 869-5112. 




Ward Peters 

When 12-year-old Ward Peters X26 moved to Shreveport 
in 1918, he enrolled in Centenary Academy, the preparatory 
school for Centenary College. "Both institutions were way out 
in the woods, far from civilization," Mr. Peters remembered 
with a twinkle in his eye, "and the enrollment was less than 1 00 

Although Mr. Peters didn't stay at Centenary Academy, he 
returned in 1922 as a freshman at the College, the year of the 
great football team. He would attend the games when he could, 
in between studies and parttime jobs with Piggly Wiggly and 
The Shreveport Times. Because Centenary did not have a busi- 
ness school, Mr. Peters transferred to Northwestern at Evans- 
ton, 111., from which he graduated in 1928. 

After the Depression, Mr. Peters worked for the State of 
Louisiana, then entered the construction business and in the 
late '40s moved back to Shreveport to begin a successful career 
in the gasoline business. 

Today, he is especially pleased to see Centenary's School of 
Business under the able leadership of Dr. Barrie Richardson. 
"The evaluation of anything is geared directly to the people — 
not bricks, mortar, or machinery," Mr. Peters said. "And the 
biggest asset at Centenary is the faculty. Centenary stands as 
a school that should be commended and appreciated for what 
they do and what they are." 

Stanton M. Frazar 
Founders ' Day Speaker 

"I loved graduating — finally!" 

Those are the sentiments of Stanton M. Frazar, who 
attended Centenary in the late '40s and early '50s and finally 
was awarded his B.S. degree in 1982. He once told a journalist 
in his hometown of New Orleans that he had struck on the 
device of changing majors often enough to extend his college 
years as long as possible. 

Today , the fun-loving Mr. Frazar puts most of his energy into 
the historic New Orleans Collection, a private museum on 
Royal Street that he has transformed into a first-class research 
center for New Orleans history. 

His passion for historic preservation began during the years 
he served as vice president at Hibernia National Bank. And 
when the directorship of the HNOC came available, he was 
asked to fill the spot. "So, at 43, on a lark, I decided to venture 
into a whole new world," Mr. Frazar said. "It's been said that 
we're the country club of research centers, but I rather like 
that. We do a job well and we have fun doing it." 

Mr. Frazar has also shared his time and expertise with the 
boards of the St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, the 
Preservation Resource Center, Save Our Cemeteries, Friends 
of the Cabildo, Council for a Better Louisiana, the Junior 
League of New Orleans, and the Gallier House. 

Don't miss Mr. Frazar when he speaks at Centenary on 
Founders' Day, Thursday, April 12, at 11:10 a.m. in Brown 
Memorial Chapel. 


They re building a program based on academics, 

They call themselves quick-change 
artists, and they talk in terms of "ball 
park figures," human performance, 
academics, and pride. 

They are members of the Department 
of Health and Physical Education : 
Dr. James Farrar, associate professor, 
chairman of the Department, and varsity 
baseball coach; Dr. David Bedard, as- 
sistant professor and coordinator of the 
Human Performance Laboratory; and 
Dr. Victoria LeFevers, assistant profes- 
sor and the gal in charge of college - 
wide intramurals. 

They stay busy teaching, coaching, 
and volunteering — both on and off 
campus. They're shaping their own 
identity to dispel the confusion that the 
Physical Education Department is a 
part of athletics. 

Although housed in the Gold Dome 
with varsity athletics (with whom they 
even share a telephone number), the 
Department of Health and Physical 
Education and the Varsity Athletic pro- 
gram are two separate entities. 

Many of their students are not even 
the same folks. "Ninety percent of our 
students are studying to be physical 
education teachers," explained Dr. 
LeFevers. "They meet stringent degree 
requirements and are certified by the 
State of Louisiana to teach grades K-12. 
Only ten percent are students, who will 
earn non-certification degrees, but who 
will serve as recreation directors in 
churches, private clubs, or health spas." 

Under Dr. Farrar's leadership, the 
department has made significant aca- 
demic strides. "We're proud of our 
department," beamed Coach Farrar. 
"In the last two years, it has really im- 
proved. With Dr. Bedard and Dr. 
LeFevers, the calibre of instruction is 
excellent, and we are expanding our 
offerings each semester. Last summer, 
for the first time , we offered seven 
graduate courses, and they were really 
well received." 

The Department works closely with 
Centenary's Department of Education, 
where the physical education majors' 
degree plans are co-signed, where 
graduate courses are developed, and 
where student physical education 
teachers are supervised. 

Students who earn their certification 
in physical education are also certified 


to teach health. For this, they are re- 
quired to take an additional 15 hours in 
that subject area, including courses in 
first aid, drug education, personal and 
community health, nutrition, and safety 
education, which oftentimes includes 
the non-traditional student. "We have a 
lot of safety supervisors from industry in 
Shreveport such as Western Electric or 
Riley-Beaird, who come and take this 
course for credit," said Coach Farrar. 
"It helps them in their job." 

Some 34 courses — classroom and 
activity courses — are listed in the 
current catalogue. "We're really quick 
change artists ," smiled Dr. Bedard . "We 
teach tennis, then change back to teach 
health, then teach swimming at the 
YWCA downtown. Then we change 

In addition to teaching, each of the 
professors has taken on extra-curricular 
activities. For Coach Farrar, it's the 
varsity baseball team . "We Ve got regular 
fall and spring seasons with an off- 

season program in between," he ex- 
plained. Recruiting and maintenance 
of the baseball park (for which he 
arranged a complete refurbishing) are 
also in his bailiwick. 

"Coach Farrar's a great administrator 
praised Dr. Bedard. "And one of the 
busiest people I know." 

Dr. Bedard gets plenty achieved hin 
self. His pet project — after teaching 1 
is the development of a Human Per- 
formance Laboratory with work-out 
equipment and electronic facilities to j 
test performance. Located in Haynes I 
Gym, it is partially completed. "We us| 
it as a lab for our classes now," said 
Dr. Bedard. "Eventually, we would likj 
to finish equipping the room and add 
locker rooms with showers, so that we I 
could make it available to the whole ! 
Centenary family." 

Dr. Bedard also serves as sponsor toij 
the newly-formed Physical Education J 
Majors Club. "We want to promote 
professionalism among our majors," 

For the Future 

Christmas may be over, but the Department of Health and Physical Education, 
like most other academic departments at Centenary, has its "wish list." 

1. An additional instructor — "That's my number one priority, really," said Dr. 
Farrar. "My people here are overloaded ; they do a different preparation for each 
class they teach. We need someone to take over intramurals and teach a few 
activity courses. Next year the State will be requiring us to teach additional 
courses, and I just don't know how we can do it." 

2. Swimming pool — Centenary magazine staff members are sure this is on the 
wish list of many students, too. "Right now, our people have to go downtown to 
the Y for swimming class, and this is a real hassle," said Bedard. "It cuts down time 
on class, and it makes it hard for the instructors. If we had our own pool, it could be 
used for recreation, too. The whole Centenary family could enjoy it." 

3 . Jogging path — "Our Department would eventually like to have a nice jog- 
ging path for the conditioning class , for intramurals , and for other members of the 
Centenary community," said Dr. LeFevers. "Right now, we run on the sidewalk, 
and there are problems like broken glass, pedestrians, and people at the bus stop. 
Our own jogging path would be great." 

Yes Coach Farrar, there is a Santa Claus . . . 


he explained. "We also have service 
projects. Our students helped run the 
Special Olympics, and we sponsored 
the Great American Smokeout on 
campus last fall." 

To improve his teaching in the Cente- 
nary classroom, Dr. Bedard teaches 
physical education on a voluntary basis 
at the Caddo Youth Detention Center. 
"This way , when my Centenary students 
ask me about teaching youth, I can 
answer them from firsthand experience." 

Hundreds of Centenary students, 
faculty, and staff are involved in Intra- 
mural Sports, efficiently co-ordinated by 
Dr. LeFevers. "We've got 16 different 
sports and we feel like it contributes a 
lot to the quality of life on campus," 
| she said. Among the sports are racquet- 
ball, riflery, basketball, table tennis, 
I. pool, flag football, and volleyball, the 
most popular intramural sport. "We had 
, 900 participants per week in volleyball ," 
! she said . "Some groups had two teams ! - 

There may be an intramural crisis 
this spring, she warned. "There's a 
problem of space : we have no place for 
intramural Softball. And that involves 
500 people. I hope we can work some- 
thing out." 

In her "spare" time, Dr. LeFevers 
volunteers her time as a teacher in 
Centenary's senior adult education 
program. She works with the "seniors" 
on nutrition and will add a class next 
semester on conditioning exercises. Her 
lectures on the same topics for other 
community groups are always well 
received . 

The physical education faculty serve 
on important Centenary committees. 
Dr. Farrar was recently elected by his 
colleagues to serve as chairman of the 
Social Science Division. In addition, he 
serves as chairman of the Discipline 
Committee. Dr. Bedard is a member of 
the Student Life Committee. 

"But our priorities are our students," 
Dr. LeFevers added quickly. "We have 
43 majors now (a "ball park figure") and 
about 10 of them changed to Physical 
Education this year. That means the 
program is better and the kids are 
talking about it. We're doing a better 
job of selling the profession. 

"Our students get more attention; 
it really is like a big family." 



Two posts filled 

Dr. Darrell Loyless, Vice President of 
Centenary College, has announced two 
appointments for the College's Develop- 
ment Staff. 

Mrs. Nancy Porter Gerding, a 1982 
graduate of Centenary, began Oct. 31 
as Director of Alumni Relations. "Nancy 
has worked in the area of volunteer 
recruitment and being a graduate of 
Centenary knows the College well. 
Both these factors will play a big role in 
her being an effective alumni director. 
I look forward to working with her on 
behalf of the College," said Dr. Loyless. 

While at Centenary, Nancy was 
named to "Who's Who Among American 
Colleges and Universities," and held 
offices in the Centenary College Choir, 
Panhellenic, and Chi Omega. She was 
also a member of Centenary Opera 
Workshop, Centenary Chamber Singers, 
and the American Guild of Organists. 
She was the first-place winner of the 
National Association of Teachers of Sing- 
ing for two consecutive years, and was 
the first person to receive the Christelle 
Ferguson Award for service to the com- 
munity and to Chi Omega. 

Chris Webb, former Director of 
Alumni Relations, assumed the responsi- 
bilities of Director of the Annual Fund. 
"Chris is familiar with the Great Teach- 
ers-Scholars Fund, having been on the 
institutional staff for two years, and I 
am sure that he is ready to step into this 
new task," Dr. Loyless said. "I look for- 
ward to working with him in college 

A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan Uni- 
versity, Chris also attended summer 
school at the Sorbonne. Before coming to 
Centenary in 1 98 1 , he also taught in the 
English Language Program for Foreign 
Students at Ohio Wesleyan. 

Choir alumni trip 

Many of the Centenary College Choir 
Alumni will have an exciting reunion 
this summer as approximately 1 00 choir 
alums make a concert tour of Europe. 
The trip, which is also open to non- 
singing spouses, is set for June 12-July 1 . 

The itinerary includes visits to Fried- 
richsdorf , Germany (Frankfurt ) ; Aeschi , 
Switzerland (Interlaken); Lugano, 
Switzerland ; Viareggio , Italy (Florence ) ; 
Rome, Italy; Padova, Italy (Venice); 
Innsbruck, Austria; Niirnberg, Germany; 
Goppingen, Germany (Stuttgart); and 
Heidelberg, Germany. 

The group will give seven or eight 
concerts during the trip and will have 



New members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors include (standing, left to right} 
Wayne Curtis '69, past president; Jack Elgin '43, chairman of special projects; and Ton] 
Burton 7 L president; and (seated, left to right) J. David Dent 70, vice president, and Eneilei 
Cook Mears '66, president-elect. They are already hard at work on Alumni Weekend, whicM 
will be held this year June 23-25 and will include class reunions, an alumni college, andothei* 
events for the whole family. 

ample time to see the sights and enjoy 
such activities as a cruise on the Rhine; 
a climb in the Alps ; a ride in a Venetian 
gondola ; a tour of the Vatican ; a swim in 
the Mediterranean ; and visits to many of 
the great cathedrals, museums, and 
castles of Europe. 

The choir will be directed by Dr. A.C. 
Voran and Dr. Will Andress in a program 
of the familiar, great religious pieces of 
the choir such as "I Was Glad," by Parry ; 
"How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place," 
by Brahms ; and "All Breathing Life ," by 
Bach, plus a dozen more. 

The trip will cost only $1,490 for all 
transportation, lodging, and many meals. 
If you would like to go, contact Dr. 
Andress at (318) 424-4373 or write to 
him at the College. 


Centenary's student literary magazine, 
Pegasus, will be made available to 
alumni for the first time this year. To 
cover printing, handling, and mailing 
expenses, a $3 fee will be charged. If you 
would like a copy, please write to 
Pegasus, 1001-D Quail Creek Apart- 
ments, Shreveport, La. 71105. 

Museum exhibit 

The Meadows Museum will host 
RARY ART January 26-February 19, 
1984. The exhibit was organized by 
Myra Walker of the University Museum 
at Southern Illinois University and in- 
cludes work by 21 Louisiana women 
artists in a diverse range of media and 
types of expression. William Fagaly, 
Assistant Director for Art at the New 
Orleans Museum of Art, wrote the essay 
for the catalogue which was funded in 
part by the Shreveport Art Guild and the 
Alexandria Museum. 

This exhibit makes an undeniable 
statement about the strength of regional 
art and depicts the energy of contempo- 
rary art being created in the South. 
There are 42 works in the exhibit by 
such artists as Ida Kohlmeyer, Leslie 
Elliot, and Ann Harding. Three Shreve- 
port artists, Clyde Connell, Lynn Gautier, 
and Lucille Reed, are also included in 
the show. No Charge 

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 1-5 p.m. 
Saturday-Sunday 2-5 p.m. 
Closed Monday 

Vocations workshops 

Are you a high school sophomore, junior, or 
senior struggling with a career decision? Have 
>rou thought about how your talents can affect 
/our decision in relationship to a college 
najor or a career? 

The Church Vocations Retreats — Cross 
toads '84 — sponsored by Centenary College 
md Dillard University, will offer students an 
)pportunity to discover their gifts and abilities 
n relation to a life vocation in ministry. 
Feb. 3-4: Alexandria/Lake Charles 
March 16-17: New Orleans/Slidell- 
New Orleans/Houma 
March 23-24: Shreveport/Monroe/Ruston 
April 6-7: Baton Rouge/Lafayette - 
Baton Rouge/Hammond 

The Church Vocations Workshops will be 
unded in part by the Board of Higher Education 
n Nashville. A team of Louisiana Methodist 
Conference representatives and College staff 
/vill plan and execute the workshops. 

The basic purpose of these events will be 
o enable and encourage youth to begin fo- 
cusing on their vocational concerns. Recog- 
rition of a person's leadership qualities will 
lelp that student begin looking at his or her 
>wn capabilities to make a career decision. 

Emphasis will be placed on the enlistment 
)f youth for church-related vocations. By 
identifying their leadership qualities, students 
(nay begin applying them to the alternatives 
hat are available in a church-related vocation. 

Cost of the Retreat is $15 per person. Regis- 
ration will be held from 5-5 :45 p.m. on Friday 
ifternoon, and departure will be at 5 p.m. on 
Saturday afternoon. Attendants are to bring 
ji Bible, warm casual clothes, sleeping bag and 
linens, and toiletries. 

There is a growing need for more Church 
brofessionals. Helping our youth to begin look- 
ing at the future is one area in which Centenary 
College and Dillard University can be of service 
o the Church. 

To register for a Retreat or to obtain more 
information, contact Kay Madden, Director 
!»f Church Relations, Centenary College, 
\0. Box 4188, Shreveport, La. 71104, 
318) 869-5108 or your local Methodist pastor. 

All-American luncheon 

Centenary President Donald Webb honored 
he College's six All-American athletes Wednes- 
day, Nov. 23, with a luncheon in the Audubon 

The outstanding athletes included Jill Brown 
md Jennifer Forshee , four-time All-Americans 
h gymnastics (a first for the College); Lauren 
Cotter-Ingram, national NAIA singles tennis 
rhampion and All-American; Sandy MacMillan 
jmd Patty Hamilton, All-Americans in tennis; 
md Willie Jackson, Sporting News All-Ameri- 
an in basketball. Their coaches were also 
iionored at the luncheon — Vannie Edwards, 
ymnastics; Jimmy Harrison, tennis; and Tommy 
Canterbury and Tommy Vardeman, basketball. 

Film Society 

Starting this spring semester, the 
Centenary Film Society will begin 
sponsoring two films weekly on the 
Centenary campus. This spring's series, 
in conjunction with the course English 
286, will focus on "Masterpieces of 
French and German Cinema." 

The series will be shown on Tuesday 
and Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. in 
Mickle Hall. For a complete listing of 
the films to be shown and further infor- 
mation about the Film Society, contact 
Dr. Jeff Hendricks in the English De- 


The Centenary College Choir pre- 
sented the Broadway musical "Godspell'' 
as a part of the College Interim program 
on January 20, 21, and 22, 1984 in 
Shreveport s Performing Arts Center. 

Over 35 college students took part 
in this exciting musical taken from the 
Gospel of St. Matthew and performed 
under the musical direction of Dr. Will 
Andress, stage director Richard Schmidt, 
and choreographer Carol Anglin. 

The show was presented in the new 
Performing Arts Center theatre located 
at the Head oi Texas Street, near First 
Methodist Church. 

Lois Wray Rowe '64 and Ann McLaurin 
Morris '61 research "lost" alumni from 
their classes. These gals are two of over 
50 former students who serve as Class 
Agents; it's their job to keep the lines of 
communications open between alumni 
and alma mater. If you are interested in 
serving as a Class Agent for your class, 
contact Nancy Porter Gerding '82, Direc- 
tor of Alumni Relations. 

Free Enterprise 

Dr. Barrie Richardson, Dean of the 
School of Business, will take a new 
approach to the 1984 Free Enterprise 

"It will be primarily for high school 
students and our students," said Dr. 
Richardson. "We will invite about 30 to 
40 business people, and we will divide 
up into teams - "businesses" — and will 
compete in a market using computer 

The day-long event will be held 
Thursday, March 1, on campus. For 
more information, contact Dr. Richard- 
son, 869-5141. 

Magers Scholarship 

When Robert Magers X43 established 
an endowed scholarship in 1968 with a 
gift of $500, little did he or the College 
dream that 15 years later that scholar- 
ship would be worth well over $30,000. 

Consistent giving plus contributions 
from a matching gift company have 
brought the scholarship to this total. 

Over the years, Mr. Magers s annual 
gifts of $500 were matched one for one, 
then two-for-one by Cities Service, 
where Mr. Magers worked in the finance 
administration. And when he retired 
from Cities Service recently, Mr. Magers 
celebrated with the College — by 
giving us a $5,000 gift for the scholar- 
ship, which was matched with a $ 10,000 
contribution by his company. 

Last fall, $2,300 was awarded from 
the Helen and Mark C. Magers Endowed 
Scholarship to three recipients: Keith 
Bordelon of Lake Charles, Bryan Dau- 
phin of Slidell, and Mary Hall of Shreve- 
port. Because Mr. Magers s father was 
a Methodist minister, first award pref- 
erence goes to ministerial students. 

Robert Magers attended Centenary 
from 1 939-4 1 , left for World War II , 
then came back to Centenary for one 
semester. A member of Kappa Sigma 
fraternity, he also played in the band. 
Today , Mr. Magers lives at 5737 S. Gary 
Place in Tulsa, Okla., 74105. 

Peterson's Guide 

Centenary College has been selected 
for inclusion in Peterson's Guide to 
Competitive Colleges, a listing of the 
most competitive colleges in the United 
States. Centenary joins 136 other insti- 
tutions including Amherst, Rice, Vander- 
bilt, Tulane, and Southwestern at 
Memphis, to name a few. The selection 
is based on criteria such as grade averages 
and national test scores of entering 
students and the number of students 
who go on to graduate schools. 


as '83 

Alumni and friends used The Dallas Morning News 
Basketball Tournament as a great excuse to get 
together for lunch and laughs and then to see the 
Gents compete. Enjoying the gathering are (left to 
right) Julie Clegg '82, Laura Clegg '86, and Mr. and 
Mrs. Leonard Clegg, past presidents of Centenary's 
parents' p rogra m . 

Shayne Ladner '80 (center) gets a visit with Carlo and 
Debbie Carter Mulvenna '81. 


Let me take this opportunity to in- 
troduce myself to you. I am your new 
Director of Alumni Relations here at 
Centenary. My predecessor, Chris Webb, 
has moved across the hall to serve as 
Director of the Great Teachers-Scholars 
Fund. Chris has done a marvelous job 
in the Alumni Office and luckily is close 
by to help answer all my questions. 

A few facts about me. I am a 1982 
graduate of Centenary, and during my 
time here, I was involved in many activ- 
ities, such as the Centenary College 
Choir, Opera Workshop, and Hurley 
Chamber Singers. I served as personnel 
chairman and pledge trainer for Chi 
Omega and president for Panhellenic, 
and was named to "Who's Who Among 
American Colleges and Universities." 
As you can see, Centenary was and is 
now more than ever a major part of my 

I recently had the pleasure of meeting 
some of you at the Homecoming pre- 
game party on December 3 and at the 
Dallas Alumni Luncheon on December 
17. Otheralumnil have met through the 
Class Agent System and the Alumni 
Board. There are many of you that 1 have 
not yet been privileged to meet so I very 
much look forward to Alumni Weekend, 
June 22-24, to remedy that! 

Speaking of Alumni Weekend, there 
are lots of activities being planned: 
a golf tournament, mini-workshops, 
reunion parties, and an awards dinner 
party, just to name a few. So start making 
plans now to attend. You will be receiving 

more information through the Alumni 
Office and your Class Agent. 

If you have any suggestions or ideas 
concerning Alumni Weekend or some 
suggestions for me on what you would 
like to see the Alumni Office do in the 
future, I would love to hear from you! 

Nancy Porter Gerding '82 

P.S. If you are interested in having 
Centenary come to your area, please 
contact me. 

This Centenary group includes (left to right) Patricia Jack Morgan '72, Betty Hall '8 
Virginia Hall and her sister, Betty McKnight Speairs H78, and Kathy Heard, direct^ 
of student activities. 

Chester Darphin '29 (left) talks with Dr. Bichard 
Speairs before lunch at Union Station. 


Crissy Clarke '84 (left), who completed her degree requirements in December, cha 
with Chris Hyde '80, and Kelly Allison '83. 



The years of 1921, '22, and '23 
have a new Class Agent, REV. BENTLEY 
SLOANE, who is the coordinator for 
pastoral relations and church 
placement at Centenary as well as a 
member of the Board of Trustees. 

C. R. GUTTERIDGE '24, living in 
Auburndale, Fla., celebrated his 83rd 
birthday on the same year of the 1983 
class reunion. He and his wife, 
MARY, celebrated their 59th 
anniversary on June 4. 

N.E. ALFORD '24 arrived home from 
Bergen, Norway, on Friday before the 
Reunion, but still came on to the 

Class Agent for the Twenties 
FRANK BOYDSTON '27 and his wife, 
BESS, had a short chat in their 
Stockholm hotel with DR. WALTER 
COLQUITT '27 and his wife, ELEANOR 
'30, who had driven a rented car and 
had spent the night in a near-by 
hotel. Frank gathered news about... 
CLEO CHADWICK '27, who lives in 
Carthage, Texas, with his wife, 
JWILLIE MAY; she wrote that Cleo's 
(health is not good and he is under 
her constant care. 

resides in San Diego, reminisced 
about his campus life at Centenary in 
a letter to Frank. David worked in 
the dining room as a waiter assigned 
to the football training table and 
commented on the size of the players 
and the tremendous amount of food 
they ate. He participated in 
intramural sports under the 
supervision of Swede Anderson and 
served as a part-time minister in 
nearby small churches. During the 
late 1940s, when he and his wife, 
VELVA, were associated with th e 
downtown Methodist Church, they 
continued to be a part of Centenary's 
campus working with the students. 

MARY ETTA ROWAN '27 wrote to 
Frank telling of her full activities 
including a Caribbean cruise in 
February on the sistership of Love 
Boat, the Book Club, the Symphony, 
her sorority; and her husband's 
military organization. "BROWNIE" 
attended her 60th high school class 

MARY DEY SCHAAL '28 was unable to 
attend the 1983 reunion as she was in 
the mountains of North Carolina. She 
will have plenty of time to brag 
about her seven grandchildren and 
three great grandchildren at the 1984 

BILL BOZEMAN '28 recalled the 
hidden ball trick play that defeated 
La. Tech in 1925. He lives in Oil 
City with his wife, LILLIE MAE; he 
retired from teaching about 15 years 
ago. He is proud of his grand- 
children, who attend magnet schools 
in Shreveport. 

TED JEFFERIES '29 attended the 
Homecoming and 25th Reunion of the 
Wichita, Texas, High School. He 
coached football there for many years 

and he was usually in contention for 
the state championship. Ted retired 
from similar work at Orange, Texas, 
and lives now in Nacogdoches. 

enclosed in a letter some interesting 
information about her husband, DR. 
GEORGE M. REYNOLDS, who was for 10 
years on the Centenary faculty and 
served as assistant to the President. 
He received a Distinguished Alumni 
Award from Hendrix College at an 
Alumni luncheon this past June. 
George served for 17 years as a 
trustee of Colonial Williamsburg in 
Virgina. Arkansas has greatly 
benefited from his interest in parks 
and historic preservation through his 
philosophy of preservation. He and 
Amanda live on Petit Jean Mountain 
near Morrilton, Ark. 


In December, retired surgeon DR. 
JOHN A. HENRICK '32, received the 
Shreveport Medical Society's 
Distinguished Service Award in 
recognition of his contribution to 
medicine in the area. 

New Class Agent for the Class of 
1934 is ALGIE BROWN, who is waiting 
to hear about what's happening with 
his classmates. 

Class Agent for 1936, REV. 
LEONARD COOKE, a retired minister, 
has been spending much of his time 
attending wife VEVA, who is 
recuperating from brain surgery. 
With the help of MILDRED GATTI SCOTT, 
who is acting as class secretary, he 
is making great plans for their 
reunion. Mildred, chairman of the 
preparations committee for the 1932 
graduation class of Fair Park High 
School, wrote that her husband LARRY 
'37 is the First Vice Commander of 
Lowe McFarland Post 14 of the 
American Legion in Shreveport. 

ANNE CARGILL SEE '36 and husband 
BOB SEE, formerly a professor of 
business administration at Centenary, 
have been busy administering the 
business of ranch life in Coleman, 

and spouse J.W. survived the ravages 
of hurricane Alicia in Houston 
without damage to their home, but 

In Memoriam 


Nov. 28, 1983 


July 20, 1983 
October 14, 1983 
April 24, 1983 
Dec. 10, 1983 
Professor of Education, 
Centenary College 

they lost the contents of their 
freezer and refrigerator because of a 
five-day power failure. 

her masters degree from Trinity 
University, and later was elected one 
of the "Ten Most Outstanding Women in 
San Antonio" representing the field 
of education. She and her family 
spend their summer months in their 
Colorado home. 

husband HUGH spent three weeks sight- 
seeing in England with friends. 

librarian of Louisiana Tech, attended 
a sorority reunion in Shreveport. 

Since his retirement from the 
U.S. Postal Service, SAM BURLESON '36 
has developed his hobby of photo- 
graphy into a business. 
HARVEY BROYLES '36 and his wife, 
ALBERTA, keep busy with his law 
practice, oil and gas interests, 
cattle ranching, and grandchildren. 

After almost 42 years of service 
a a minister in the Louisiana Confer- 
ence of the United Methodist Church, 
W.D. BODDIE '37 retired in June, 
1983. He is serving part-time as an 
associate minister at First Methodist 
Church in Shreveport. 

New Class Agent for the Class of 
ENDA EARLE STINSON, '39 Class Agent, 
and GRACE NORTON, '40 Class Agent, in 
making plans for their 45th Cluster 
Reunion to be held on June 23. 
Beverly and husband CLARENCE H. 
SHAFFER, JR. X38 have two children, 
two grandchildren, and four 
granddogs. She volunteers her time 
at the Meadows Museum and the 
Shreveport Art Guild, and still 
pursues her painting when time 

for 1939, compiled the following 

owner/operator of Menasco Studio, 
recently completed the Photo- 
Journalism Course at the Professional 
Photographers of America's School at 
Winona Lake, Ind. Aloyese was the 
first recipient of the John E. 
Kuhlman Scholarship awarded by the 
Louisiana Photographers' Association. 
She also received a merit award 
toward a Master of Photography degree 
from the PPA. The photographer is 
also president of Delta Pictures, 
Inc . 

Our Class Valedictorian, DR. 
Professor Emerita of Centenary, but 
she has not really retired. She is 
on the faculty at Cuttington Univer- 
sity College in Liberia, West Africa 
teaching mathematics to Africa's best 
students. Her address is P.O. Box 
277, Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa. 

FLOYD NORTON '39 was drafted into 
the Army in July, 1942, and received 
his commission in Feb. '43. He 
married GRACE JULIAN (Class of '40) 
and they spent about a year together 


In Texas and California before he 
went overseas to the Pacific Theater. 
After service in Hawaii, the Philip- 
pines, and Okinawa, he was discharged 
in March, 1946, and resumed residence 
in Shreveport. His working career 
has been spent in the Investment 
Securities and Mortgage business and 
more recently as a part time indepen- 
dent land man in the oil and gas 
business. The Nortons have two 
children: Julie was recently ordain- 
ed a deacon in the Episcopal Church 
after having spent some years 
teaching in Virginia. She now lives 
in Wayland, Mass. Floyd L. Norton IV 
received his law degree from the 
University of Virginia and practices 
with a law firm in Washington, D.C., 
where he lives with his wife, 
Kathleen, and 16-month old daughter 
Caroline. Kathleen is also a lawyer, 
but with a different firm. 

JOSEPH M. TEMPLE in August, 1946, 
after he returned from overseas duty 
in WW II. They have two sons, one 
daughter, and a grandchild. She has 
been active in Pines Presbyterian 
Church in women's work and as an 
elder. Seventeen years ago she 
helped form an Investment Club, which 
has been fun, educational, and even 

WILLIAM L. MURDOCK in August, 1941, 
shortly before he went into service 
in WW II, where he served two years 
in India. They have four children, 
three daughters and one son. The 
girls live in Shreveport, and their 
son is an engineer with General 
Electric in Atlanta. They have five 
grandchildren: three boys and two 
girls. Nell has served on Centen- 
ary's Alumni Board as homecoming 
chairman one year, and she worked on 
the Great Teacher-Scholars fund. She 
was Field Director of the Girl Scouts 
from 1939-1946 and has worked with 
youth groups at the First Methodist 
Church and college students at 
Centenary. She assisted in taking 
these groups on work camps to Alaska, 
Mexico, Honduras, Utilia, and Rotan. 
Now she is enjoying her grandchildren 
- but still serves the community on 
various boards. She is presently 
president of the board of the Glen 
Oaks Home for the Aged. 

working for the Post Office and was 
drafted in the summer of 1941. He 
spent four and a half years in 
service, mostly in Europe. He 
married ELEANOR DANIEL from Arcadia 
in November, 1946. They have one 
daughter and one grandson. He 
retired from the Postal Service as an 
investigator on the last day of 1974, 
having also served as a letter 
carrier and foreman. 


1940 Class Agent Grace Norton 
received a note from SULA CRAWFORD 
WHITE reporting that she and husband 
JOHN live in a 190 year old farmhouse 
in Plymouth, Conn. , on "thirty rocky 
acres" with a big greenhouse and 20 
show rabbits. Since retiring from 
teaching, Sula stays busy with quilts 


Alumni Weekend 

June 22-24 

A golf tournament will kick off Cente- 
nary's third annual Alumni Weekend. 
The mixed scrambles will be held Friday 
afternoon from 1:00-4:30 p.m., giving 
players plenty of time to join other alums 
at the 6:30 p.m. Social Hour and Awards 
Banquet, which will be held off campus 
this year. 

On Saturday, alumni will have an 
opportunity to get back in the classroom 
for our popular Alumni College. Faculty 
will join their former students for a cook- 
out luncheon, and the afternoon will be 
free for shopping, touring, and/or visiting. 
That evening, class reunions will be held 
for the classes of '34, \38-'39-'40, '43-'44- 
'45, '59, '63-'64-'65, 74, and '83. 

See you there! 

and crafts. Their daughter, Kathy, 
attended Centenary two years and 
lives nearby. Son Bob is a Centenary 
graduate living in Oak Ridge, Tenn. 
Ray, the youngest, restores old 
classic cars. Sula and John have six 
granchildren, two dogs, a cat, a 
parakeet and all those rabbits. 

writes from New Orleans, where she 
practices as a surgical assistant, 
that she has a new grandchild, her 
ALSTON are talking about the June 

Hosston plans to be here in June and 
is hoping that ex-roomate ESTELLE 
STEELE BARTLEY can make it from 

The Grindstone Bluff Museum and 
Environmental Education Center sit- 
uated off Old Mooringsport Road in 
Shreveport opens its doors to young 
anthropology buffs from the surround- 
ing area. It is the brainchild of 
one of this area's foremost experts 
on Caddo Indian folklore - J. Ashley 
Sibley, Jr. '40, educator, author, 
anthropologist, historian, museum 
curator and director. Sibley was 
recently the subject of a feature 
story in The Times magazine section. 

Class Agent '43 EUGENE HILLIARD, 
HARRIS, and Class Agent '45 CAROLYN 
CLAY FLOURNOY will soon be passing on 
all the plans for the 30th Cluster 
Reunion for all three classes. Gene 
has been with Lyons Petroleum for 32 
years and is now the president of the 
company. He and his wife, DOROTHY, 
live in a townhouse which was part of 
the old Smitherman home. Dorothy is 
president and co-owner of Hilliard 
and Barlow Designs, Inc., an interior 
design studio. 

BILLYE and ERLE HARRIS '45 just 
celebrated their 38th wedding anni- 
versary. While he practices psychia- 
try, she works in their home , church, 
and community. They have three 
married offspring and three lovely 
grandchildren. They love traveling, 
and their most recent excursion was 
to China. 

trustee PAUL McDONALD were married l r 
Honolulu in November. 

HOWARD DINGMAN '48 has been 
elected a senior vice president of 
Litton Industries in Houston. He is 
president of Western Geophysical, a 
division of Litton, and was a 
corporate vice president before his 


DONALD F. LEARNER '53 has been 
installed as president elect of the 
Texas Association of Homes for the 
Aged. His wijje, PEGGY, is a lease 
title analyst with ARCO Exploration 
in Dallas. 

WAYNE HANSON, a chemist at Bayou 
State Oil Company in Hosston, is the 
new Class Agent for the Class of 

The 25th Reunion for the Class of 
1959 will be under the direction of 
its new Class Agent LEON BAIN, who 
has practiced dentistry in Shreveport 
since 1965. He has two children, a 
daughter 19, and a son 11. He is 
active in Rotary International, is oi 
the Administrative Board at First 
Methodist Church and the Central YMCi 
board of directors, and is a member 
of the Northwest La. Dental Society. 


JOY LAMBERT LOWE '61 has comple- 
ted her dessertation for the Ph.D. ii 
library and information sciences at 
North Texas State University. She 
will receive her diploma in 1984. 

HOYT D. BAIN, new Class Agent foi 
1963, has been in commercial real 
estate development for the past 12 
years in Shreveport. He and his 
wife, CHARLCIE, have a freshman 
daughter in high school, and twin 
boys in the seventh grade. Hoyt is 
issuing a challenge. ."I have taken u]j 
tennis; and if you think you are gooij 
enough to beat me, bring your racket:! 
to the the reunions." That's the 
20th Cluster Reunion that he is 
serving up this year along with LOIS i 
WRAY ROWE '64 and and GAYLE and 
REGINA WREN, Class Agents for 1965. 

LOIS WRAY ROWE capsulized her 
life since leaving Centenary saying 
that she taught at Byrd High School ' 
for two years and then embarked on 
her "real" career - that of raising 
two sons, KIRBY III, 17, and DAVID, 
12. She is now back at Centenary 
auditing classes. 

selected as one of the Outstanding 
Houston Professional Women of 1983. 
Dianne is a neurologist at the Uni- 
versity of Texas Medical School in 
Houston. In 1978 she received 
recognition for outstanding research 
in vision malfunctions. 

CAROLE COTTON-WINN '65 is servin 
along with her husband, JOHN, as 
co-pastor of First UMC of Houma, La.i 
Their daughter, LANE COTTON-WINN is 
three years old. In January, Carole 
will preach in the Chapel of Duke 

Centenary soccer coach GLENN 
EVANS '69 and his wife, KAREN, are 
the proud parents of a son, TREY 
MATTHEW EVANS, born October 27. 



STEVE B. MAYER '70 practices law 
and resides in Houma, La. 

HERB PEARCE '71, a psycho- 
therapist in private practice in 
Boston, leads workshops on personal 
growth and relationships. He appears 
on Boston area TV and radio shows 
and has led over 150 workshops in New 
England since 1979. 

1972 Class Agent Ann Kleine in- 
cluded the following news: Congra- 
tulations to LARRY LONG '72 and his 
wife, MERLE, on the birth of their 
son, KEVIN MICHAEL LONG, on August 9. 
Larry is beginning his third year as 
a piano tuner, repairer, and 
rebuilder in Austin. 

STAN BOYETTE '72 received his 
master's in guidance and counseling 
at East Texas State University. .He 
and his wife, Sarita, have a 4 year- 
old son, Adam, and twin daughters, 
Amanda and Angelique, 2. 

STEPHEN FORTE '72 of Yarbrough 
Interiors Designs in Shreveport has 
purchased and remodeled four residen- 
ces for resale. He is currently in- 
volved in the renovation of the 
Strand Theatre and the Craft Alliance 
across from the campus. Stephen has 
completed projects in Dallas, and New 
Orleans and is presently involved in 
, the interior design of a new art 
I center in Oklahoma City. 

Congratulations to DAVID and 
! CAMILLE GREVE DENT '72 on the birth 
of their son, JONATHAN DANIEL DENT, 
who was welcomed by expert baby 
sitters/sisters JENNIFER, CANDACE , 
and KAREN. 

'72 have moved to Virginia after nine 
months in New York. They hope the 
Navy will let them stay settled a 
while . 

writes that she and husband CHUCK 
moved from Arkansas to Charlottes- 
ville, Va. , with their three 
children, GEOFF, JENNIFER, and 
PATRICK. She's "retired" from her 
job as personnel administrator for 
the Department of Arkansas Natural 
and Cultural Heritage, and hopes to 
take some classes at the University 
of Virginia. 

JOHN HARDT '74 reports two recent 
milestones. On November 25, he 
married JANE CURTIS in High Point, 
N.C.; brother JOE '77 served as best 
man. Other Centenary grads in 
attendance were PAUL GIESSEN '74 and 
RANDY CASEY '74. John and Jane live 
in Ferrum, Va., where they both teach 
at Ferrum College. In December John 
received his Ph.D. in American 
literature from the University of 
Missouri-Columbia. His dissertation 
is entitled: "The Darkening Garden: 
Paradisal Skepticism in American 
Fiction, Brown through Melville." 

assistant vice president and 
operations manager for Manufactures 
Hanover International Banking Corp. 
in Atlanta. 

completed her MBA degree at the 
University of Alabama in Birmingham, 
and is currently working at Southern 
Living magazine as a business analyst 
in the circulation department. Her 
husband, DR. BOB WENDORF, is in 
private practice as a clinical 
psychologist . 

husband, DARDEN '76, are the parents 
of KELLY ELIZABETH, who celebrated 
her first birthday in November. 
Darden is a student at the LSU Dental 
School, and Roslind teaches music. 

DR. PERRY B. EVERETT '76 is a 
pediatrician working with liver 
transplants at the Labonhuer 

Children's Hospital in Memphis. 

EILEEN MARTIN '78 of Deerfield 
Beach, Fla., is singing at the Boca 
Raton Hotel and Club. 

DONNA HENDRYX X7 8 lives in 
Jackson, Miss., where she is the 
assistant manager of a drug store. 

KEDDAL '78 wrote from Delhi, India 
that from the balcony of their third 
floor flat they view not only the 
skyscrapers and wide avenues of a big 
city, but also the more colorful 
India of naked monks, sacred cows, 
lepers, snake charmers, and an 
occasional elephant. Sally is 
tutoring European children in English 
at the Embassy school, while Mark is 
in classes all morning and doing 
research in the afternoon. The 
enjoyed a white Christmas in the 
Himalayas . 

DONNA HENDRYX X78 lives in 
Jackson, Miss., where she is the 
assistant manager of a drug store. 

From New Orleans 1978 Class Agent 
DAN EDMUND writes that he attended 
graduate school at the University of 
Texas, Austin in the MBA program, and 
is now a CPA in tax accounting. He 
plans to enroll in night school at 
the University of New Orleans in the 

In response to Dan's first class 
'78 wrote that she recently complet- 
ed the Baton Rouge Marathon in Dec. - 
her first. She came in fifth in her 
age group, received a gold medal and 
a T-shirt. She runs her own business 
as a professional skin care and 
make-up artisty consultant. "All of 
those biology and anatomy courses at 
Centenary paid off." Her husband 
Patterson is the Louisiana Conference 
Co-ordinator of Youth and Young Adult 
Activities for the United Methodist 

Also in New Orleans, KATHY KEYES, 
1979 Class Agent, is a geologist with 
Placid Oil Company, New Orleans 
District. She checked with other 
classmates in New Orleans to find out 
that CHIP KRUSE graduated from dental 
school in May and is now in private 
practice; GINNY GARRARD is studying 
at Tulane for her Ph.D. in history; 
ANN RYBA teaches kindergarten in 
Orleans Parish; LUCY THORNTON is 
engaged to FRANK E. LAMOTHE III, 

and they will be married in December. 
Lucy is a lawyer specializing in 
commercial litigation. 

loan officer with Dixie Federal 
Savings and Loan. He and his wife, 
LYNN, and children, Patricia and 
Kathleen, live in Shreveport. 


Class Agents JAN EADS '81 and 
DAVID HENINGTON '82 are joined by 
new agents GORDON BLACKMAN '80 and 

SHAYNE LADNER '80 is the Assis- 
tant Manager of Government and 
Community Development for the 
Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, 
working as a lobbyist in Baton Rouge 
and Washington, and also traveling to 
New Orleans to work with the World's 
Fair. SHAYNE is on the activities 
committee of the Alumni Board. 

PAUL F. EVANS recently completed 
basic training at Fort Dix, N.J. 

Class Agent '82 DAVID HENINGTON 
congratulated JERRY and ELIZABETH 
MARTINUSEN LIPSCOMB '83 on the birth 
of their daughter, REBECCA MARIE 
LIPSCOMB, on October 7. 

ELAINE MAYO '82 is working as a 
legal assistant for a firm of 220 
attorneys in Houston. 

RICHARD LILES '82 is selling 
insurance for Mutual of New York. 

From the Class of '82 in Africa: 
HALLIE DOZIER is in her second year 
with the Peace Corp. JAY ALLEN is 
teaching . 

SAM BUICE '82 and wife MARGARET 
are living in Dahlonega, Ga., at 
Blackburn Park, where Sam is a park 
ranger. Margaret works in the 
nursery at Northeast Georgia Medical 
Center, and is also a student at 
North Georgia College. 

MARK and KAREN STEELE '82 are the 
parents of a son, ADAM DANIEL, born 
in October. 

BILL MCDOWELL '83 is the Director 
of Religious Education at St. 
Bernadette's Catholic Church in 
Parlin, N.J. He announced his 
engagement to LORI HELMSTETTER, a 
nursing student from Belle Mead, N.J. 

ROBIN GILL '83, presently a sales 
representative for Sunkist in 
Atlanta, decided to take a year off 
from Emory University, which he has 
attended for the past two years, to 
"enjoy the Atlanta sights and sounds 
and pretty faces." He plans to 
finish at Emory in the Spring of 1985 
and then return to Mississippi as an 
ordained Methodist minister. Robin 
says he is looking forward to being 
involved in the alumni program and 
making many contributions to the 

MISSY MORN '83 is a ministerial 
student at Perkins School of Theology 
at Southern Methodist University. 

MARGARET GERMANN '83 is working 
at Fiber-Seal of Shreveport, a fabric 
protection company. She recently 
spent a month in Yucatan, Mexico, 
doing volunteer work. 





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HOMECOMING: Gents 92 - North Texas State U. 88 

Tom Burton '71 (left) is congratulated on his presidency of the 
Alumni Board by Board member Bebecca Wroten Gerardy 73 
and her husband, Bill 70, at the Pre-Game Party. Over 150 
alumni and friends joined the festivities held at the former 
President's Home, which now houses the Creative Craft Alliance. 

It was J. W. Brightstar Sherman s X41 first Homecoming since his n 
days at Centenary. Alumni Director Nancy Porter Gerding '82 a 
welcomes him. 

A trio of graduates: Pete DuBuys '80, Emily Haydeti 
Viskozki '58, and Julia Ann Hamiter Andress '63. 

Centenary College President and Mrs. 
Donald Webb are ready for a winner 
— party and game. 

Fisher and Ruby George (left) join E. B. X49 and Martha Galloway Prothro '48 for the Pre- 
Game Party. Ruby is secretary to Centenary President Donald Webb. 

Gordon Blackman '80 and his wife, Lindi 
have moved back to Shreveport wher 
they both practice law. 


Endowed chairs 
number eight 

Alumni Weekend 

Fun galore 
in '84 

Psychology Department 

They encourage 
liberal education 

Are video games 
good or bad? 

Friday, Feb. 24, was moving day tor the Centenary College Choir, whose loft on thi'j 
fourth floor of Mickle Hall had burst into flames on the first day of school, Aug. 30J 
1983. Director Will Andress exalts the newly renovated rehearsal room as one of thii 
best college choir facilities in the country. Dr. and Mrs. Donald Webb, honorarl 
members of the Choir, were pleased to present to the Choir the first item of memora 
bilia for the loft: a poster from the Choir's tour of Russia and Poland in 1980. 


Alumni admissions 
program underway 

Gymnasts win 
national title 

On the cover 

Just as the azaleas came into full bloom last spring in Crumley Gardens, Centenary i 
editor/photographer Janie Flournoy 72 made this front cover photograph. This year 
however, due to several hard freezes, the gardens may not be as beautiful as in years 

Centenary s back cover features one of the advertisements that garnered the College a J 
first-place win in a five-state competition last year. This ad and others like it will be use( J 
this year in a nation-wide recruitment effort involving all members of the college admin j 
istration, with, we hope, a little help from our alumni and friends. 

The Centenary College Magazine, Cente- 
nary, (USPS 015560), April, 1984, Vol- 
ume 13, No. 4, is published four times 
annually in July, October, January, and 
April by the Office of Public Relations, 
2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, 
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Two new endowed chairs announced 

History was made Thursday, 
jFeb. 2, at Centenary College 
When President Donald A. Webb 
announced the establishment of 
two endowed professorial chairs, 
valued at more than $1 million. 

These are the seventh and 
eighth endowed chairs for Cente- 
pary ; never before have two been 
announced simultaneously in the 
il58-year-history of the college. 

One is the Mary Warters 
Endowed Chair of Biology honor- 
ling Dr. Warters, who taught at 
Centenary for 44 years. The 
$500,000 gift was given by many 
former students of Dr. Warters 
including physicians and dentists 
and other friends who wished to 
recognize the dedication and 
jexcellence that Dr. Warters 
exhibited in her teaching. 

The other chair is the Ed and 

Gladys Hurley Endowed Chair 
of Music for a professorship in 
the Hurley School of Music. This 
chair will be funded each year 
through the estate of Mrs. Hurley, 
a longtime friend and benefactor 

Endowed chairs 
represent financial 
stability, enabling 
Centenary to 
increase the size 
of its faculty 
and to enhance 
its academic 

of Centenary. 

Search committees will be 
appointed to name the professors 
to fill the chairs. It is anticipated 
that the installations will take 
place during the 1984-85 aca- 
demic year. 

Other endowed chairs at 
Centenary College are the 
Cornelius D. and Florence Gillard 
Keen Chair of Physics; the T.L. 
James Chair of Religion; the Wil- 
liam C. Woolf Chair of Geology; 
the Gus S. Wortham Chair of 
Engineering; the Willie Cavett 
and Paul Marvin Brown, Jr., 
Chair of English, and the Samuel 
Guy Sample Chair of Business 
Administration. Endowed chairs 
represent financial stability, 
enabling Centenary to increase 
the size of its faculty and to 
enhance its academic quality. 


Alumni Weekend 
June 22 - 23 

Friday, June 22 

"BEST BALL SCRAMBLE" Golf Tournament for men and women. 1 :()() p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at 
Querbes Golf Course. The format shall consist of a two or four mixed team scramble, 
depending on the size of the response. Entry fee is $15.00 per person which includes golf cart, 
green fee, and prizes. Registration deadline is June 15th. 

AWARDS BANQUET - will be held this year at the Best Western Regency Motor Hotel. The 
Social Hour will start at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Banquet at 7:30 p.m. The 1984 Hall of Fame 
Award and the 1984 Honorary Alum will be presented at the Banquet. 

"SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH" - Marjorie Lyons Playhouse will present this work of Tennessee 
Williams on Friday, June 22. Saturday, June 23, and Sunday. June 24. Two of our Centenary 
alums will be featured in this production: Anne Gremillion 74 and Patrick McWilliams 78. 
The price for the tickets will be at a special rate of $4.00 per person for Alumni Weekend. 

Saturday, June 23 

9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Registration and Reception in the Moore Student Union Building (SUB) 

Alumni College 

10:00- 10:45 a.m. 

"How to Lose Weight Without Dieting" 

Sandra Stringer Breithaupt '55 
Author of the Dallas Doctors Diet 

"The Economics of the Forthcoming 
Presidential Election" 

Dr. Harold R. Christensen 
Professor of Economics 

"How You Can Retire a Millionaire . . . 
If You Start Now!" 

Jack M. Elgin 43 
Vice-President, Merrill Lynch 

"Louisiana Wills" 

Cecil E. Ramey '43. Attorney 
Hargrove, Guyton, Ramey & Barlow 

11:00- 11:45 a.m. 

"How to Get a Book Published" 

Sandra Stringer Breithaupt '55 
Author of the Dallas Doctors Diet 

"How to Look Successful and Improve 
Your Image With Color" 

Patsy Stamps Graham X62 

Owner, Image Improvement of Shreveport 

"The Artificial Intelligence of 
Tomorrows Computers" 

Nasser Shukayr 77. Vice-President 
Computer Professionals, Inc. 

"Oil Field Industry Through the 
Eyes of a Supplier and Manufacturer" 

Donald H. Duggan HA 

President. Duggan Machine Co., Inc. 

Faculty and Alumni Family Cookout 

Rain or Shine 

Moore Student Union Building 

12:00 Noon 

"Roaring 20V Alumni Luncheon will be held in the Centenary Room of Bynum Commons 
again this year. The luncheon will begin at 1 1:30 a.m. 

The afternoon is free to see our newly remodeled Gold Dome, walk through the Hodges Rose 
Garden, view the new Jean Despujols film at Meadows Museum, visit Louisiana Downs, or 
talk with professors and friends. 


Have a party for interested stucjl 
show our new slide presentation: I 
Pride Is Catching." 

Encourage campus visits. 

Post our new admissions poster! 
your church or high school. 

Theatre Production 

"Sweet Bird of Youth." 

Just For Youngsters 

Friday, June 22 
6:00 - 10:00 p.m. 

Walt Disney movies, supervised 

Saturday, June 23 
8:30 a.m. - 12 noon 

Cartoons, activities 

1:30-5:00 p.m. 

Indoor and outdoor activities 

6:00- 12:00 midnight 

Walt Disney movies, games 

Some Walt Disney movies will be 
shown; structured and highly super- 
vised activities both indoors and out- 
door will be offered. Your children 
will need some pocket change for soft 
drinks and amusements, etc. 

No meals will be provided. You 
will be in charge of feeding your 
children on Friday and Saturday- 
Please bring them to the Alumni/ 
Faculty cookout for lunch at noon on 
Saturday. The spacious James Dorm 
Lobby will serve as our headquarters 
for the kids. 

What's in Store for '84 

The Alumni Board has been hard 
at work trying to plan lots of exciting 
activities and events which would in- 
terest each one of you during Alumni 
Weekend, and we feel that we have 
been successful. There are events for 
every age group for both our local 
alums and our out-of-towners. 
Special provisions arc being made 
for alums and their families. If you 
plan to join us this year, please check 
one or several of the activities pro- 
vided on the registration form. If 
childcare or on-campus housing are 
needed, please send in your registra- 
tion form by June 1. We'll follow up 
your reservation with more infor- 


This year we are fortunate again to 
have on-campus housing in James 
Dorm. Dorm rooms in both James 
Annex and James Proper are avail- 
able at a minimal price of $20.00 a 
room per night per couple or $10.00 
per night for a single room. Remem- 
ber, you need to bring pillows, linens, 
your alarm clock, etc. if you plan to 
take advantage of these accommoda- 
tions; as you remember, the rooms 
are spartan. Kids stay with you at no 
extra charge, but you must provide 
sleeping bags! 

Also, four of our major hotels have 
given us special room rates which 
allow accommodations for up to four 
adults per room. It is extremely im- 
portant to make your reservations 
early ifyou are in need of accommoda- 
tions due to the large crowd that will 
be in town for the horse races. Please 
take advantage of these economical 
services according to your family 

Best Western Regency 
(1-20 at Spring) 

$49.00 1-800-282-8826 (La. only) 

Chateau Motor Hotel 
(1-20 at Spring) 

$47.00 l-SOO-282-8826 (La. only) 

Sheraton at Pierremont Plaza 
$48.00 1-800-321-4182 (La. only) 

(3 IS) 797-9900 

Sheraton - Bossier Inn 
(1-20 at Old Minden Road) 
$49.00 (3 IS) 742-9700 

Special events this year 

A Golf Tournament has been 
planned for Friday afternoon. June 

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse pro- 
duction of Tennessee William's 
"Sweet Bird of Youth." 


Detach and mail with payment to Alumni Weekend. Centenary College. P.O. Box 4188. 
Shreveport. LA 71 134-0188. Make checks payable to ■'Alumni Weekend." Your cancelled 
check will be your receipt. 


Attending spouse 

Maiden name 


Class (if alum) 

Friday, June 22 

Golf Tournament. 1:00-4:30 p.m. Handicap or average score for pairing purposes. 

(«• $15.00 per person 

Name handicap 

Name handicap 

Awards Banquet. 6:30 p.m.. social hour, cash bar. 7:30 p.m. Banquet. Regency Hotel 

@ $10.00 per person 

Saturday, June 23 

Please indicate the number of adults/children attending each event. 
REGISTRATION. 9:00-9:45 a.m.. Student Union Building 

Alumni College Classes 

10:00-10:45 a.m. 

Dieting (Breithaupt) 
Presidential Election (Christenscn) 
Retirement (Elgin) 
Louisiana Wills (Ramey) 

11:00-1 1:45 a.m. 

Publishing A Book (Breithaupt) 
Oil field Industry (Duggan) 
Color Your Image (Graham) 
Tomorrow's Computers (Shukayr) 

ALUMNI FAMILIES & FACULTY COOKOUT. 12 noon. Student Union Building 


"Roaring 20s" 

50th Reunion. Class of 1934 

45th Cluster Reunion. Classes of 38, 39, '40 

40th Cluster Reunion, Classes of '43. '44. '45 

25th Reunion. Class of 1959 

20th Cluster Reunion. Classes of '63. '64. '65 

10th Reunion. Class of 1974 

Guests of the College 
@ $12.00 per person 
(«' $20.00 per person 
(&> $17.50 per person 
(«» $12.50 per person 
&' $17.50 per person 
(«» $20.00 per person _ 

Dormitory Housing 

Single-occupancy room (« $10 per night 
Est. time of arrival on campus: 

Double-occupancy room @20 per night 
children in room 


Childcare/Youth Program 

Names and ages of children to be registered: 

Friday. 6:00-10:00 p.m. 
Saturday, 8:30-12 noon 
Saturday. 1:30-5:00 p.m. 
Saturday. 6:00-12 midnight 

(Any area of particular interest youth might have: 


Lady gymnasts 
win NAIA title 

By Bill Roberts 
Director of Sports Information 

After being the bridesmaid the last 
two years, Centenary College head 
gymnastics coach Vannie Edwards 
admitted that winning his first National 
Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 
(NAIA) Gymnastics Championship was 
his most gratifying title ever. 

The Ladies, runner-up the last two 
years (AIAW-Division II in 1982 and 
NAIA in 1983), brought home a slew of 
awards, capturing the team title Friday 
night, the Outstanding Gymnast and 
Coach of the Year awards Saturday 
night, and hauling back ten All-American 
certificates at Milledgeville, Ga. 

Centenary won the team title with a 
139.95 score, while Winona State finished 
second at 138.00, followed by William & 
Mary at 137.00. 

Margot Todd Evans was named the 
Gymnast of the Year (the Nissen Award). 
It marked the second consecutive year 
a Centenary Gymnast won it. Last Year, 
Jill Brown was the recipient. Evans also 
earned four All-American certificates, 
capturing the national floor and vault 
championships for the third time in her 

Suzanne Reasor, a freshman from San 
Antonio, also captured four All-American 
honors, and Janet Stevens, a junior from 
Bossier City, La., also earned All- 
American honors. 

Senior specialist Jessica Soileau earned 
her first All-American award with a 
fourth place finish on bars. 

In addition, coach Edwards was named 
to his first NAIA Coach of the Year 
award. Edwards, now has won the Grand- 
slam of Gymnastics. He has won national 
titles in the NCAA, defunct AIAW Divi- 
sion-II, and now the NAIA. In all, Edwards 
has won six national gymnastics champion- 
ships and finished second four times. 

Jessica Soileau, a senior from Ville 
Platte, La., earned All-American honors 
for the first time in her career, scoring 
a two-day total of 17.60 on the uneven 
bars for fourth place. Susan Gibson, a 
junior from Richmond, Ind., put together 
a good meet scoring at 34.00 in the all- 
around, just missing All-American honors 
by five hundredths of a point. Two fresh- 
man, Mary Beth Hebert and Holly Rucker, 
and one junior, Katrina Kellogg also 
competed at nationals. 

Centenary College's Athletie Director Walt Stevens (right) presents Willie "Action" Jacksor 
the ball he used to score his 2,335th career point against Mercer University, breaking 
Robert Parish's career scoring record of 2,334 points from 1972-76. Jackson ended his 
career scoring 2,537 points, 1 7th on the NCAA all-time scoring list. 

Kaleidoscope ? 84 

The Centenary College Athletic 
Department and the Gents Club will 
sponsor its 3rd Annual Auction, "Kalei- 
doscope "84," on Tuesday, April 24, at 
the Sheraton-Pierremont Plaza, 1419 E. 
70th Street, beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

For the silent and oral auctions $15.00 
per person will include an elaborate 
buffet dinner with a cash bar. Tickets 
will be available upon request from the 
Gold Dome Athletic Department Office 
or by calling 869-5275. 

The fund-raiser is sponsored by the 
Centenary Gents Club. Proceeds will 
assist in the overall fundings of the 
athletic budget. 

"Kaleidoscope 84" will feature such 
items for bid as decorative items for the 
home, home accessories, personal ser- 
vices, vacation packages, art and enter- 
tainment items, dining and food items, 
party packages, sports lessons, and gift 

Mrs. Jo Reid and Mrs. Beth Parker are 
co-chairmen of the event. Ya'll come! 



Jim Bobbins 

Jim Robbins 58 knew he wanted to study to be a teacher when 
he came to Centenary in 1954 after tour years in the Air Force. 
But he also wanted to continue his lifelong interest in the outdoors. 

A major in education with a minor in botany was the answer, 
and with that foundation from Centenary, he went on to earn his 
masters in educational administration and supervision from 
Northwestern State College. 

After several years of college classroom teaching, Jim returned 
to Bossier Parish and began to see a dream come true. "I had pro- 
posed to the School Board that we build a nature study center 
where students ot all ages could come and learn about our environ- 
ment, Jim explained. "It was approved, and I was the one to plan 
it and now direct it. 

The 100-acre woodlands plus two large lakes is home for lab- 
oratories, a classroom, and nature trails. Centenary professors Ed 
Leuck (botany) and Robert Hallquist (education) use the facility 
on a regular basis for their students. Dr. Gaius Hardaway, visiting 
professor of education at Centenary, was one of the chief pro- 
moters for the facility. 

Jim Robbins, the Bossier Parish Nature Study Center, and 
Centenary College — a natural trio. 

Joy Sherman Irwin 

When Joy Sherman Irwin 79 first decided to enter the field of 
accounting, she worried that she would not be able to use her 
career to serve others. 

Since graduation, however, she has learned that she has the 
opportunity not only to use her education, but also to share it 
with others. 

"I began teaching at LSU soon after receiving my master's 
degree," Joy writes, "and as I try to help my students gain an un- 
derstanding of accounting, I also try to impart the love of learning 
that I gained at Centenary." 

A resident of Baton Rouge, Joy is married to Skip Irwin. She 
earned her MBA in 1980 and began work at Capital Bank and 
Trust before becoming an instructor of accounting at LSU in 
August, 1983. 

"Centenary also taught me the importance of continuing my 
education after the formal training was complete," Joy writes. 
"This teaching proved instrumental during my recent completion 
of the CPA exam." 

When she's not busy with numbers, Joy likes reading, cooking, 
and needlework. 


Liberal education 
encouraged here 

A trio of professors give the Psychology Department its leadership and energy. They 
are (left to right) Dr. Dorothy Gwin, Dr. Mark Dulle, and Dr. Lewis Bettinger, with 
the latest addition to the Department — an Apple computer. 

They can joke about their own 
department — "It's a great place to get 
a date ' — but these three professors 
don't consider the study of psychology 
a laughing matter. 

Dr. Mark Dulle, associate professor 
of psychology, serves as chairman of 
the department; Dr. Lewis Bettinger 
and Dr. Dorothy Gwin are full professors 
Dr. Gwin also serves as Dean of the 

With a 60-40 female-male ratio, the 
coeds outnumber their male counter- 
parts as they have done in the psychology 
department for the past 10 or so years. 
More than "a great place to get a date,' 
it's a great place to get an education. 

"We encourage a liberal education," 
Dr. Dulle said. "We encourage our 
students to take courses outside the 
psychology department. Our foreign 
language requirement is modest, but we 
think foreign languages are important 
to a liberal arts education. In graduate 
school, they look for a good foundation." 

Although most of the 35-40 psychology 
majors will not choose to go on to graduate 
school right away , the ones who do have 
continued their education at well-known 
institutions: The University of Texas, 
Austin; Johns Hopkins; Vanderbilt, and 
Stephen F. Austin, to name a few. 

With the acquisition of four new Apple 
II-E computers, Centenary's Department; 
of Psychology is evidence of the High 
Tech/High Touch trend that John Naisbitti 
wrote about in Megatrends. "We see 
computer expertise very necessary at 
the graduate level, "Dr. Dulle said, "and 
we see it as very important here. 
Computer-oriented behavior is also a 
very hot topic. It's got all sorts of research 

Dr. Bettinger will teach the depart- 
ment's first computer course, Computers 
and the Social Sciences. "It will be an 
orientation on how majors can use the 
computers," Dr. Bettinger explained. 
"We'll do statistical computations and 
data base searches, and we'll use the 
computer as a control device to run 
experiments . " With the word processing 
package, the professors and students can 
use the computer to prepare papers and 
compile research. 

With four students in the honors 
program this year — the most the depart 
ment has had in any one year — the 
computers will get a good initial workout. 
Honor students must either do an experi- 
mental or library research project," Dr. j 
Gwin said. "They work with their pro- 
fessor and at completion, they present 
their findings to the faculty and students.' 

The current honors students and their 
research topics are Buford Frey and 
Denise Ware, hemispheric specialization 

(continued on page 11) 

Video games : are they good or bad? 

By Angie Hardaway '84 

When the computer was chosen as 
Time magazine's "Man of the Year" for 
1982, it was evident to many that the 
computer age had arrived. Persons of 
every age are being affected by compu- 
ters. Today's youngsters are introduced 
to computers in a variety of settings, and 
one of the more visible of these is the 
video arcade game. 

The fact that video arcade games have 
become overwhelmingly popular with 
American youth is a cause for concern in 
some individuals. It is postulated that 
video games spawn social problems, 
encourage anti-social tendencies, and 
are a waste of children's time and money. 

However, advocates believe video 
arcade games are a good way to introduce 
children to the capabilities of computers 
and help develop quick reflexes and sure 
eye-hand coordination. At least one study 
indicates that video games aid in helping 
girls improve their performance on tasks 
of spatial relationships, logical reason- 
ing, and dealing with abstract shapes 
and forms, areas in which girls have done 
more poorly than boys. 

Despite all of these postulations, little 
research has been done to back up the 
claims by those on either side ot the 
issue. In an attempt to help fill this re- 
search void, the following study was car- 
ried out. 

Analysis of a number of video games 
revealed that an accurate assessment of 
spatial relationships and good eye-hand 
coordination are abilities that appear to 
contribute to one's success. From this ob- 
servation, two primary hypotheses were 
formed: A) Children who regularly play 
video arcade games would be better at 
assessing spatial relationships than those 
children who do not regularly play ; and 
B ) Children who regularly play video 
arcade games would have better visual- 
motor coordination skills than those chil- 
dren who do not regularly play. Since 
previous studies indicate that males are 
inherently superior to females on tasks of 
spatial relationships, it was additionally 
postulated that playing video games may 
help females improve in this area. Both 
the nondominant and the dominant hand 
were tested. 

The subjects were 75 children between 
the ages of 7 and 1 1 . The experimental 
group, which hereafter is referred to as 
"players," consisted of 50 subjects who 
reported that they played video arcade 
games at least 7 hours a week. The 
control group, hereafter referred to as 
"nonplayers," consisted of 25 subjects 
who reported that they played video 
arcade games less than 1 hour a week. 

The ages of the children in the control 
group were comparable to the ages of 
those in the experimental group. Both 
players and nonplayers were drawn 
from the same socioeconomic stratum as 
determined by the neighborhoods in 
which they lived. 

Measurements were obtained from 
the subjects in 3 areas: A) Visual-motor 
coordination was assessed by performance 
on a pursuit rotary apparatus. B) Ques- 
tions from the spatial relations scale of 
the Developing Cognitive Abilities Test 
of the Comprehensive Assessment Pro- 
gram were administered to obtain a 
measure of ability to cognitively assess 
spatial relationships. C ) A questionnaire 
was prepared and administered to deter- 
mine the subjects interests and degree 
of social adaptation. 

After appropriate instructions and 
demonstration on the pursuit rotary ap- 
paratus, each child was given a 30- 
second warm-up trial with his dominant 
hand. Performance was then tested tor 
one minute with the subject using his 
dominant hand and for another minute 
with the subject using his nondominant 
hand. The number of times the targets 
were hit was recorded. 

Each subject was then given the multi- 
ple choice questions from the spatial 
relations scale of the Developing Cogni- 
tive Abilities Test. Each subject was 
given the grade level test corresponding 
to the grade he would be entering in the 
upcoming school year. Next each subject 
answered items on a socialization and 
interests questionnaire. 

The collected data were analyzed 
using the t statistic. On the pursuit rotary 
apparatus and on the Developing Cogni- 
tive Abilities Test, the players performed 
significately better than the nonplayers. 

In addition, on the pursuit rotary ap- 
paratus, the boy players did not perform 
significantly better than the girl players 
while using their dominant hand or while 
using their nondominant hand. But the 
boy nonplayers performed significantly 
better than the girl nonplayers on each 
of those tests. 

On the Developing Cognitive Abilities 
Test, the boy players did not score sig- 
nificantly better than the girl players; 
nor did the boy nonplayers score signif- 
icantly better than the girl nonplayers. 

The socialization and interests ques- 
tionnaire revealed that there were no 
substantial differences between the 
players and nonplayers in terms of grades 
made in school (self-report), church at- 
tendance, or recreational preferences. 
There was, however, a slight tendency 

for the players to smoke cigarettes (4% 
of the players ) whereas none of the non- 
players reported smoking. Additionally, 
boy players were more likely to prefer 
video games with violent themes than 
were girl players. 

The finding that video game players 
performed better than nonplayers on 
tasks involving visual-motor coordina- 
tion and score higher on cognitive tests 
of spatial relationships suggests that 
playing video arcade games improves 
one's performance in these areas. 

There is a significant difference be- 
tween the performance of boy nonplay- 
ers and girl nonplayers on a task requir- 
ing visual motor coordination while using 
the dominant hand and while using the 
nondominant hand. Yet on the same 
task, the performance by girl players 
was comparable to that of boy players. 
Thus it appears that boys are inherently 
better at tasks requiring visual-motor 
coordination, but with the playing of 
video games, girls seem to be able to 
develop the necessary skills to perform 
at the levels of their male counterparts. 
This finding supports the belief that for 
females, playing video games stimulates 
potential abilities and enables them to 
develop better visual-motor coordination. 
In addition, while it is not expected that 
one's performance using his nondomin- 
ant had will be as good as his performance 
using his dominant hand, the findings 
revealed that those children who do not 
play video games. It is possible that this 
superiority is due to the two-hand con- 
trols on many video games. 

There is no substantial difference 
between the scores made by boy non- 
players and those made by girl nonplay- 
ers on a cognitive test of one's ability to 
assess spatial relationships. Nor is there 
a substantial difference between the 
scores made by boy players and those 
made by girl players on the same test. 
Thus on a cognitive test of one's ability 
to comprehend or assess spatial rela- 
tionships (rather than on a performance 
test), females appear to possess mental 
skills comparable to those of males. How- 
ever, playing video arcade games helps 
male and female children to improve 
those skills and score higher than non- 
players on tests requiring cognitive 

In review, playing video arcade games 
appears to: 

1) Improve visual-motor coordination 

2) Improve ability to cognitively assess 

spatial relationships 

3) Improve skill in using nondominant 

4) Stimulate latent potential visual- 
motor coordination in females. 

Willie Cavett Brown 

Mrs. Paul Brown Jr. 
succumbs March 20 

Willie Cavett Brown, widow of long- 
time Centenary philanthropist Paul M. 
Brown, died Tuesday, March 20, after 
a long illness. "Miss Willie," as she was 
fondly called, was 90 years old. 

Born in Bossier Parish, Mrs. Brown 
moved to Caddo Parish in f 899 and to 
Shreveport in 1902. She finished at 
Shreveport High School in 1912 and 
after working there for a year, entered 
Louisiana State Normal in Natchitoches. 
After graduation in 1915, she taught 
school for eight years in Louisiana. 

Mrs. Brown attended Noel Memorial 
United Methodist Church for 74 years, 
and was very active as a Sunday School 
teacher and as a member of the United 
Methodist Women. 

She held membership in the Cente- 
nary Women's Club and served for 
many years as its secretary and treas- 
urer. Mrs. Brown was also very active 
with the Mothers Clubs of Chi Omega 
sorority and Kappa Alpha fraternity. 

In 1975 she was named an Honorary 
Alumna by the Alumni Association, 
one of the top two awards presented by 
the association. 

For over 33 years, Mrs. Brown worked 
with her husband to develop a struggling 
Centenary College and make it the 
healthy institution it is today. Two of 
their outstanding contributions to the 
College include Brown Memorial 
Chapel and the Brown Chair of English. 

She is survived by two children, 
Charles Ellis Brown and Mrs. Eleanor 
Brown Greve; one brother, William 
Dickson Cavett of Hosston, La.; six 
grandchildren and ten great grand- 


When Centenary College Trustee Russell 
Barrow dons his cap and gown for Com- 
mencement, he won't be marching with 
his colleagues at the head of the pro- 
cession. Instead, this Dean 's List student 
will march with the Class of 84 and be 
awarded his B.A. degree in economics. 
Not far behind will be his granddaughter, 
Martha Peacock, who will earn her degree 
in liberal arts. May 27, 1 984 will be a day 
Russell Barrow won r soon forget! 

Visitor 24 

Harold H. Saunders, former Assistant 
Secretary of State for Near Eastern and 
South Asian Affairs, will be a Woodrow 
Wilson Visiting Fellow at Centenary 
College during the week of April 29. 

This is the 10th anniversary year of 
the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows 
program, designed to bring about closer 
relations between the academic and 
nonacademic worlds. Mr. Saunders is 
Centenary's 24th Visiting Fellow. 

During his week at Centenary, he 
will be involved in intensive dialogue 
with students and faculty. His schedule 
is orchestrated to meet a variety of 
needs, including counseling for careers, 
delineating the importance of ethical 
values in the professions, promoting 
understanding of global interdependence, 
and stressing the need for skill in the art 
of communication. 

For more information on Mr. Saun- 
ders's visit, please contact Dr. Lee Mor- 
gan, who is in charge of his arrangements. 

Labor of love 

If it is true, as some say, that good 
things come in threes, then the latest 
publication by Dr. Earle Labor of the 
Centenary English Department ought 
to be a hit . The title of Dr. Labor's latest 
book — the third book he has published 
on Jack London (along with a half- 
hundred essays and reviews) during 
the past 20 years is A KLONDIKE 

This new volume contains three stories 
written in 1898, soon after London's 
return from the Klondike and never 
published during his lifetime: "The 
Devil's Dice Box," "The Test : A Klondike 
Wooing," and "A Klondike Christmas." 

"It's a beautiful book," smiled Dr. 
Labor, "something you scarcely find 
anymore in these days of computer-set 
paperbacks and cheap plastic binding." 
The books are set by hand and bound in 
sailcloth, and the illustrations are done 
by Jack Freas of Philadelphia. The edition 
is limited to 300 copies at $50 per copy 
with 26 lettered copies bound in full 
leather, each containing an original 
Jack London autograph check, at $350 
per copy. "I guess $50 sounds like a lot 
of money for any book, but this is not 
merely a beautiful book; it is a first 
edition and will be worth much more as 
years go by," Dr. Labor explained. 

Does Dr. Labor get tired of Jack Lon- 
don? "Not really, strange as that may 
sound. I've been working on London now 
for over 30 years — ever since I read 
his novel MARTIN EDEN when I was 
in boot camp in the Navy . . . Jack 
London seems virtually inexhaustible 
as a subject. The man wrote over 50 
books on an amazing variety of subjects : 
economics, agronomy, astral projection, 
adventure, prizefighting, sailing, hoboing, 
love, war, apocalypse — his imaginative 
genius was simply incredible ... In his 
brief 40 years he lived enough for a half- 
dozen energetic men. And he still 
inspires others to live life fully." 

Centenary can certainly take pride 
in the fact that Dr. Labor has been a 
pioneer in studies of Jack London during 
the past generation. 



! Quiz Bowl VII 

The Centenary-Fabsteel Quiz Bowl 
series is now in its seventh season on 
1 KSLA-TV, Channel 12, the CBS affili- 
ate in the Ark-La-Tex. 

Sponsored by Fabsteel, Inc., and 
Centenary College, Quiz Bowl is modeled 
after the former G.E. College Bowl. The 
games air on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. 

Some 36 high school teams participated 
in the preliminary elimination rounds 
held last January on campus. Heading 
into the quarterfinals at this writing are 
Ruston High School, First Baptist Church 
School, Captain Shreve High School, 
R.E. Lee High School, Caddo Parish 
Magnet High School, and Loyola College 
Preparatory School. 

Jeff Edman, host for KVKI radio 
station, is moderator for the games; 
Centenary, biology professor Dr. Beth 
Leuck serves as judge. 

The winning team of each game re- 
ceives a $300 scholarship to Centenary, 
while the losing team receives a $200 
scholarship. Scholarships are provided 
by Fabsteel, Inc. 


Bossier, Bank & Trust was inadvert- 
ently left ott the Presidents Report proof 
sheet listing of donors to the Founders 
Club. Organizational or individual mem- 
bers of that giving club generously 
contribute $1,000 - $4,999 to Centenary's 
Great Teachers-Scholars Fund or the 
President's Matching Fund. We've got 
you on our list now, B,B&T. 

We get letters 

Dear Dr. Webb, 

I have just returned from the trip to 
France, sponsored by the Centenary 
Foreign Language Department and most 
ably conducted by Dr. Vickie Gottlob 
and Dr. Denise Knight. These two young 
women did a splendid job, and I enjoyed 
I the trip very much. 

Both the preliminary lectures and the 
trip itself were rewarding ways to learn 
French history. 

I am grateful to Centenary for making 
this opportunity available to us. 

Little did I think when I studied French 
at Centenary so many years ago (Dr. 
Ford was my professor) that I would 
ever have the opportunity to use it in the 
shadow of the Sorbonne. 


Marie Spivey 

7080 Broadacres Road 

Shreveport, La. 71129 

George Plastiras (left) talks with Mary 
Anne and Charles Hanson of Liltle Rock, 
whose daughter, Lynn, is a student at 
Centenary. The Hansons hosted an 
Admissions Party in their home for pros- 
pective Centenary students and their 

Catch the pride 

How do you make a slide show? 

Ask Tom Colvin, director of information 
at Occidental College, and slide show 
producer par exellance. 

His most recent audio-visual work oi 
art was for Centenary College, to be 
used by the offices of admissions, public 
relations, alumni relations, and church 

The 13-minute, one-projector show, 
entitled "The Pride Is Catching,' is color- 
ful, exciting, thorough, and honest. Nar- 
rative by students, faculty , and staff give 
the show a "first hand quality; 136 
slides cover the campus well. 

If you would like to present the slide 
show in your home to alumni and /or 
prospective students, please call Nancy 
Porter Gerding '82 (318/869-5151 ), direc- 
tor of alumni relations. 

"The Pride Is Catching and we want 
to share it with YOU. 


(continued from page 8) 

of the brain; Louise Lafitte, reverse 
auditory perception ; and Angela Harda- 
way, the effects of videogames on youth 
(reprinted on page 9). 

Department members like to add at 
least one new course per year to the basic- 
course curriculum. They have covered 
such subjects as hyperactivity in children, 
and during January interim have offered 
courses on obesity, the psychology of 
country and western music, and bio- 
rhythms. They are also exploring the 
possibilities for community internships 
whereby a student receives college credit 
tor on-the-job work experience at no 
expense to the employer. 

All this the professors do while leading 
active campus and community lives. 

Dr. Dulle serves as chairman of the 
Faculty Organization Committee and 
has headed the effort to review faculty 
committees with the intention of stream- 
lining them and making them more 

"I also do a minimal amount of private 
practice," he said, "which is important 
in keeping me in touch with the real 
clinical world. 

Research is also important, and along 
with Polly Greve '84, Dr. Dulle will be 
presenting a paper on "Women and the 
Work World'' at a meeting at the Uni- 
versity of Texas at Arlington in May. 

Dr. Bettinger has just this year taken 
responsibility for Cultural Perspectives, 
a course requiring all students to attend 
10 cultural events per semester for two 
semesters. "We have 280 students en- 
rolled,'" Dr. Bettinger, said, "and we've 
had a lot of positive comments. This year, 
we've also opened it up to community 
events like the Shreveport Opera. It's 
been well received by students." 

Dr. Bettinger has also served on nu- 
merous faculty committees ; he will 
finish up a three-year term on the 
Personnel and Economic Policy Com- 
mittee this year. In March, Dr. Bettinger 
served as the faculty sponsor for a high 
school debate tournament held at Cente- 
nary, which drew over 400 high school 
students to our campus. 

Serving as Dean of the College is a 
full-time-plus job for Dr. Gw in, who 
finds time to teach not only in the 
Psychology Department, hut also in 
the Education Department. She also 
sees students for academic and personal 
counseling and is available for speaking 
engagements in the community. 

Need a date? Try the Department of 
Psychology. Need a good education? 
You can get that, too. 



"Roaring Twenties" — All former stu- 
dents of the 1920s classes are invited to 
be special guests of the College at their 
Reunion Luncheon at noon on Saturday, 
June 23, in the Centenary Room of 
Bynum Commons Cafeteria. Frank Boyd- 
ston and Bentley Sloane have been mak- 
ing plans for this celebration. Please fill 
out the registration form in the magazine 
and return to the Alumni Office. 

X30. LILLIAN is now living in 


ALGIE BROWN , who has taken on 
the position of Class Agent for 
1934, wrote that DR. E. L. FORD, who 
celebrated his 90th birthday in 
February, may be a guest at their 
50th Class Reunion. Bill Grabill 
is also working on the Class 
Reunion Dinner. He and his wife 
quite often play bridge at East 
Ridge Country Club 

BILLY BLACKMAN '34 plays golf, 
travels, and generally enjoys life 
after selling his dry cleaning 
business and retiring. 

Seen at the Travelogue held at 
Captain Shreve High School in 
Shreveport were GENEVIEVE MOLT 
AMINDA DOTY RISER, all frequent 
travelers. ARMINDA and JAMES T. 
MAE COWEN BUCHANAN traveled to the 
Far East together; VERA MAE and the 
BROWNS also toured the Greek Isles 
and the Near East together. 

For the 45th Cluster Reunion, the classes 
of 1938, '39, '40 are planning an evening 
full of activity. The classes will gather at 
6:30 p.m. at the new Sheratonat Pierre- 
mont Plaza on East 70th for a social hour 
followed by a dinner and dance. The cost 
of this reunion will be $20.00 per person. 
Beverly Cooper Shaffer, Edna Earle 
Richardson Stinson, and Grace Julian 
Norton have been working hard to make 
this an occasion to remember, so get your 
reservations in to the Alumni Office. 

MANNING SMITH '34 is still at 
College Station.. the Reunion 
Committee hopes he will be up for 
the 50th as well as DON and POLLY 
ANNA RHEA in Houma, and ANN IDA 
BUCHANAN MILLER and husband PAUL in 

Still calling Shreveport home 
are '34 alumni ADRIAN SNIDER, 
HINTON STEEN has recently returned 
to Shreveport and lives next door 

We extend our sincere 
sympathies to LILLIAN JENKINS 
CONGER '34 on the recent death of 


The Tolden Jubilee 50th Anniversary 
Reunion for the class of 1934 will be held 
on Saturday evening, June 23, at 6:30 
p.m. in the Centenary Room at Centen- 
ary's own Bynum Commons. The cost for 
the occasion will be $12.00 per person. 
Algie D. Brown, Jacques Caspri, Nancy 
Hinkle Causey, Marjorie Molt Downer, 
Bill Brabill, and Austin Robertson have 
made great plans, so be sure and fill out 
the registration form and send it in to 
the Alumni Office. 


JOHN WOODS '43 is a corporation 
attorney in Arlington Heights, 111. 

Reunion organizer and Class 
Agent 1944 GRACE NORTON received a 
letter from ALICE SUTTON BAIRD in 
Keithville, who said she had marked 
her calendar for their 40th Cluster 
Reunion in June. She reminisced on 
how there was only one other 
student in her mythology class 
under Dr. Phelps. Since Centenary, 
she has taught In the Caddo 
schools, served two years on the 
board of Childhood Education 
Magazine International, received 
life membership in the Louisiana 
Parent Teachers Association and 
received the honor of the Most 
Popular Teacher of the Year at Park 
Elementary School, where she taught 
for 38 years. She received her 
masters degree in the Child Study 
Program at the University of 
Maryland in 1954. Her husband 
passed away in 1960, and since 
retiring, she has become an artist 
and writer, and is presently 
working on her second book, an 
autobiography. As President of the 
Shreveport Chapter of The National 
Society of Arts and Letters, she 
travels extensively, traveling. 

1940 Class Agent GRACE NORTON 
of Shreveport is looking forward to 
their cluster reunion because her 
brother is a graduate of '38, and 
will also be included. She and 
husband PRENTISS recently enjoyed a 
three week trip to the British 
Isles and Paris. 

In Memoriam 

June 23, 1983 
August 18, 1983 
Mrs. Paul F. 
September 6, 1983 

June 21, 1983 


Mrs. Kenneth B. 

August 19, 1983 



With two grandsons PEARL 
BICKHAM OLMSTED '40 is proud of her 
new granddaughter born in November. 

two children, both Centenary 
graduates. Her son, Arthur Ray, 
Jr. is a '69 graduate and lives in 
Shreveport. Daughter Janet Andrews 
'73 is a resident of Honolulu, 
where she also handles real estate 
like her mother and brother. 

IRENE BAKER '40 reports that 
she lives only a few blocks from 
Alma Mater, and is a vice president 
in charge of customer relations for 
the First National Bank. 

OATS PYNES '40 is teaching 
world geography at Bel Air High 
School in El Paso and has helped 
plan a new economics course which 
he will teach next year. He and 
BERT travel extensively, and last 
year toured the West. They plan to 
go northeast this summer, and we 
hope, include the Alumni Weekend in 
June, before heading north to 
Chicago and Niagara Falls. 

1943 Class Agent GENE HILLIARD 
heard from AUBREY and VIRGINIA 
Calif, where he is a research 
chemist. Among his hobbies is an 
interest in Venice, Italy, and 
AUBREY now has collected 220 books 
and 80 etching and engravings of 
the city. VIRGINIA has finished an 
extensive family history about the 
Breithaupts of Louisiana. 

and her husband live in Houston; 
their daughter is at Louisiana 
Tech, and their son is a CPA, also 
in Houston. 

For the 40th Anniversary Cluster Reunion, 
the classes of 1943, '44, and '45 have 
planned a social hour, dinner, and a 
dance on Saturday, June 23, starting at 
6:30 p.m. at the Shreveport Club. The 
cost of the reunion is $17.50 per person. 
Gene Hilliard, Billye Loveladdy Harris, 
and Carolyn Clay Flournoy have promised 
plenty of food, a cash bar, and for your 
dancing or listening pleasure, Bill 
Causey, Jr.'s, Combo. There is a special 
surprise in store for you, so get those 
registration forms into the Alumni 
Office as soon as possible. 

In the Shreveport area: 
JOE CASSIERE '43 is retired in 
Shreveport; his son is the Hilliard 
family physican. Seen around the 
city are former mayor CALHOUN ALLEN 
'43 and his wife, JACKIE; LAURA 
HODGES DAI LEY and husband JACK, 

JACK ELGIN '43, who married 
DELANA YANCY, is a Merrill Lynch 
stock broker in Shreveport; he also 
serves on the Alumni Board and wil 
be giving a mini-course on finan- 
cial planning at Alumni Weekend in 

CECIL RAMEY, a senior partner 
in the law firm of Hargrove, 
Guyton, Ramey and Barlow, and also 
a Sunday School teacher, will be 
giving a mini-course on Louisiana 
Wills at the Alumni College during 
,Alumni Weekend. 

'busy running her two retail stores, 
Hartwall I and II, and EARL '41 is 
managing his Harter Oil Company. 

JOHN HEARNE '43 stays busy in 
Hearne's Department Store, and 
lare opening a new restaurant on E. 
!70th Street. They are also into 

iSHEHEE '43 manage their insurance 
land related businesses. VIRGINIA 
served as a Louisiana state 

DR. DAN SPURLOCK '43 is a 
'practicing dentist and antique 

i SULLIVAN '43 moved back to 
Shreveport when he was a geologist 
with one of the Sun Oil Companies. 
IHe is now an independent geologist. 
DONN THOMPSON '43 was active in 
the building of Cypress Lake . He 
land his wife live on Cypress Lake 
i next door to the Honorable Joe 
iWaggonner . 

In Germantown, Tenn. , GEORGE 
ROBERTS '43 is a chemical engineer, 
,who travels frequently to Europe in 
iconnection with his work. 

RUSSELL MCCLAIN '44 of Gurdon, 
JArk. , wrote that "life for us has 
(been a fascinating and wonderful 
adventure and our Centenary 
experience was an important part." 
| After graduation they moved to 
Washington and later New York City 
'until he retired, and then moved 
i back to his wife LILLIAN'S home 
| town of Gurdon. His first teaching 
'position was with the College of 
the Ozarks. In that school, and in 
New York University and New 
Jersey's Ocean County College, he 
taught and served as head of the 
Department of Social Sciences for 
'more than 20 years. He also worked 
for the New York Times for 14 years 
to pay for a Columbia M.A. and Ph.D 
They have a daughter, Mrs. Richard 
E. Roberts of Tulsa and a 
four-year-old granddaughter. Since 
retirement he has spent five years 
as Mayor of Gurdon, "stealing" 
frequent afternoons for golf, and 
is now trying to start a family 
business in Tulsa. The MCCLAINS 
plan to be at the Reunion. 
WINEGEART '44 are living in 
DeRidder. JACK continues to enjoy 
involvement in the programs of the 
First United Methodist Church in 
DrRidder and in the fellowship in 
the DeRidder Area Ministerial 
Alliance, while NORMA enjoys the 
historical elements of the United 
Methodist Women's Centennial Era 

and the Church's Bicentennial. 
Their son, GENE, is living in 
Shreveport and teaching in Benton; 
GENE and NORMA went to China with a 
group from Centenary. 

she attended Centenary only during 
the summer for a few years, but she 
still has many ties with the 
College. Daughter BETSY BOZE and 
son-in-law KEN both teach In the 
business department. Betsy makes 
the fourth member of her immediate 
family to be employed at Centenary. 
was team physician and her late 
husband, DR. LEROY VOGEL, was dean 
and head of the history department, 
while BETTY was the financial aid 
director. She and husband PAUL, a 
Centenary trustee, spend much time 
traveling (China, Vienna, Munich) 
as she still writes for the Sunday 
Magazine Section of The (Shreveport 
Times . 

1945 Class Agent CAROLYN CLAY 
FL0URN0Y had good response to her 
wrote that she and CEDRIC still 
live in Haynesville, where he is 
the Gulf Oil Jobber for Claiborne 
Parish. She recently retired from 
a career in piano teaching and from 
leading choruses at Claiborne 
Academy. The Almands have three 
daughters, all married, and two 
grandchildren. They are active 
civic and church workers and plan 
to be here for the Alumni Weekend. 

BILL STEPHENS '45 and his wife, 
CLAIRE, live in Tyler, Texas, where 
he has been a physician in ENT 
since 1953. They have four grown 
children: one married, three still 
in college. 

Class Agent 1948 ALICE CURTIS 
BROWN passed on the news that LEL 
HAMNER MCCULLOUGH is presently the 
head of the Caddo Magnet Schools, 
and husband JIMMY is in film 
production in Shreveport. 

JIMMY LAW '48 is an independent 
geologist in Shreveport, and along 
with wife DOT is an avid follower 
of Centenary's basketball team. 
Their son is an attorney in Dallas. 

and husband BOB are grandparents 
for the first time! 


WAYNE HANSON '51 Class Agent 
heard from W. H. BATEN in Haughton 
saying that he retired in 1975 and 
has just celebrated his 74th birth- 
day. He still goes to Strawns for 
lunch, has one daughter, two sons, 
five grandchildren, and a lovely 
wife MARY E., who "makes 43 years 
of marriage seem but a week." 

In Lafayette JEAN BENTLY 
STROTHER '51 is teaching, 
supervising student teachers, 
"PIPing," participating in art 
shows and traveling. . .she helps 
with tour groups to Europe. 

Class Agent 1956 MARGARET 
TEAGUE found two "lost" alums: 
DON HARBUCK completed years as 
pastor of the First Baptist Church 
In El Dorado before moving to 
Tennessee, where he is now pastor 
of the First Baptist Church of 
Chattanooga. His wife, ELIZABETH, 
passed away in January, 1983. His 
three sons are now grown and on 
their own, and daughter CHERYL is a 
junior at Baylor. 

And FRANK BEAN '51 is a retired 
Army dentist in Austin, Texas, 
where his wife is a practicing 

'51 aren't lost. . .CARLOS is a 
Methodist missionary at the 
Christian Counseling Center in 
Tamilnadu, India, and RALPH is a 
doctor in New Orleans. 

DOUG M00TY '51 is still 
teaching at Linwood Junior High, 
commuting from Marshall, Texas. 

DAN TOHLINE '51 is trying to 
become a Cajun in Lafayette. 

Cultural Attache at the U.S. 
Embassy in Ottawa, Canada, has had 
her appointment extended until 
1985. She travels to all ten 
provinces in Canada. 

The class of 1959 will have a great time 
this year celebrating their 25th Anniver- 
sary Reunion on Saturday, June 23, at 
6:30 p.m. at the Best Western Regency 
Motor Hotel. Leon Bain, John Bird, and 
Warren West, Jr., have been hard at work 
planning a social hour and dinner. The 
cost is $12.50 a person or $25.00 a 
couple. It will be great fun visiting with 
friends, so be sure to find a registration 
form in the magazine and send it in today! 

1956 Class Agent MARGARET 
in Huntsville, Texas, with the news 
Baton Rouge and that FRANK AND JUDY 
HARRIS have a son in the Centenary 
Choir. JUDY sent in ELSIE 
WHIDDON'S address. ELSIE, who 
plans to attend Alumni Weekend in 
June, is a legal secretary in 
Dallas and will soon open her own 
arts, crafts, and specialized 
sewing business. 

husband F.J. have resided in 
Cypress, Texas, for 27 years. He 
is the pastor of Christ United 
Church, and JAN is the first woman 
principal of a secondary school in 
that district. 


in Bossier and teaches at 
Southfield School. 

Agent 1961, received a note from 
SAMMIE KAY SMITH saying that she 
and WARREN are living in Timpson, 
Texas, after his retirement from 
the Air Force, and she now owns a 
travel agency. 


GEORGE ACTON lives in 
Shreveport at the Townhouse and is 
busy with his medical career. 

recovering from knee surgery in 

her husband have opened a new shop 
in Shreveport called "The 
Menagerie" which specializes in 
twist beads, cubic zirconias, home 
accessories, handbags and more. 

RALPH MASON '61 has disappeared 
again. The Army can really make a 
man vanish... so if anyone's heard 
from him since Christmas, please 
let us know. 

HOYT D. BAIN, Class Agent for 
1963, is still offering a tennis 
challenge to the class during 
Alumni Weekend in June. He's been 
making plans along with ANNE MORRIS 
'61 and for the Cluster Reunion of 
the Classes of '61, '62 '63. 

The classes of 1963, '64, and '65 will cele- 
brate their 20th Anniversary Cluster 
Reunion with a Mexican Fiesta on Satur- 
day evening, June 23, at 7:00 p.m. at 
Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club. Hoyt Bain, 
Lois Wray Rowe, and Gayle and Regina 
Levinson Wren have great plans in store 
for this festive occasion. Some of the 
things they promise are a Mexican buffet, 
a dance, and a cash bar all evening. The 
cost of the reunion will be $17.50 a 
person or $35.00 a couple. Oh, by the 
way, the party is BYOBS (Bring Your 
Own Bathing Suit). Check the magazine 
for your registration form, and send it 
in now\ 


Congratulations to ROSEMARY 
SPAULDING MORRIS '71 and husband 
LEE on the birth of their son, 
was born in December. 

licensed psychologist in Little 
Rock, where she lives with her 
husband, LUIGI . She is presently 
director of a small mental health 
center in North Little Rock and has 
done extensive research and 
experimentation in parapsychology 
and dreams. 

news for the Class Notes page of 
her 1974 Class Agent letter: 
Since graduation LAURA VAUGHT 
ANDERSON received her master's in 
sociology from Stephen F. Austin 
State University, taught briefly, 
and then pursued a career in 
nursing. She works as an RN for 
the Veterans Center in Shreveport, 
where she and husband WAYNE live. 

PATTI M. MELKER '74 lives in 
Baton Rouge, with her two children, 
KIRSTEN and MERRITT, and her 
physician husband, MERRITT. She 
retired from ten years of teaching 
middle and high school levels of 
math and science. She also serves 
on the board for the American Red 
Cross and is chairman of Youth 

Volunteer Services. 

husband CARROLL are busy raising 
two children. Since Centenary she 
has worked towards an MBA from SMU, 
taught in elementary school, stayed 
active in church and service 
volunteer work and was named as an 
"Outstanding Young Woman of 
America" in 1982. 

spent two years at LSU-BR graduate 
school studying French, and she is 
now teaching grades 4 and 5 in 
Berwick. She has three daughters. 

lives in Sulphur with husband CHRIS 
and their three sons. 

received a master's in economics 
from LSU and is teaching economics 
at Leeward Community College on 
Oahu, Hawaii, where husband MAJOR 
JOE GIBBS is stationed with the 
U.S. Array. They have two sons and 
are in the process of adopting a 
Korean infant named ANNA. 

Also in Honolulu is JANET 
GAMMILL ANDREWS '74, who is active 
in real estate and development. 

PETE MATTER '74 owns his own 
real estate investment firm in 
Dallas, where he lives with wife 

PAM S0L0MAN VAUGHAN '74 lives 
in Monroe with husband LAWRENCE and 
daughter JILL. She teaches 
kindergarten after having received 
her master's in education in NLU. 

JANE HUTTERLY '74 received her 
MBA from Cornell University School 
of Management. She is married and 
is now the products development 
manager for S.C. Johnson & Sons in 
Racine, Wis. 

husband BOB are both park rangers 
in Allenspark, Col. In the past 
ten years she has lived in nine 
different states from New York to 
Alaska. In Denver, they frequently 
see NETTA HARES ADDOR and her 
husband, DAVE, and also CINDY 
YEAST, who flies for Frontier. 

VIDA TRAYLOR YANCY '74 lives in 
Shreveport in Dr. Viva Rainey's 
former house on Columbia with 
husband PHIL and their two 
children. She works in stained 

lives in Piano, Texas, with husband 
STEVE and their two daughters. 
Yolanda plays racquetball and is an 
active as well as charter member of 
the Piano-Richardson chapter of 
Alpha Xi Delta Alumnae Chapter. 

HOLLY HESS '74 received her 
master's in Urban and Regional 
Planning and is presently in New 
Orleans working as a policy planner 
of the Orleans Parish School Board. 

1975 Class Agent JOE WALKER has 
changed jobs at Pennzoil, and is 
now the district accountant in the 
Houston Marine District. He 
recently spent the evening with 

CRAIG MARG0 in Oklahoma City. 
CRAIG is the psychologist/ 
coordianator for the Lincoln County 
Guidance Center in Chandler. 

JIM HAAS '75 is an attorney in 
Midland, Texas. 

husband, PAUL (Class Agent for 
1976) had their second child, JOHN 

Two members of the class of '75 
are now members of the faculty at 
teaches in the English department 
and BRUCE ALLEN teaches in the art 

MATT BROWN '75 is a landman in 
College Station, Texas. 

LEHNER '75 proudly annouce the 
arrival of their daughter, BROOK 
DAVIS LEHNER, in December. 

graduated from LSU law school and 
was admitted to the bar in 1978. 
For the past four years she has 
been working as an Assistant 
Attorney General in the Louisiana 
Department of Justice, Environ- 
mental Enforcement Section, 
prosecuting oil and chemical 
companies for pollution violations. 
She represented the state in the 
recently settled Petro-Processors 
lawsuit which involved the largest 
hazardous waste site clean-up in 
the nation, near Baton Rouge. She 
is still involved in art, and 
builds stained glass windows in her 
spare time. She is also the mother 
of six-year-old Sara. She is 
looking for copies of the 
activities calen- 
dars she made for SGA back in 1973- 
75, if there are any "pack rats" 
out there who still have them. 

both '76, have two children, JAMIE 
a salesman for Lilly Industrial 
Coatings in Penns Grove, N.J. 

For the 10th Anniversary Reunion, the 
class of 1974 will hold a dance on Satur- 
day night, June 23, at the Best Western 
Regency Motor Hotel from 7:00 p.m. 
until midnight. Admission will be $20.00 
per person and will include finger buffet, 
cash bar, and entertainment by Dorsey 
Summerfield and the Polyphonies. 
Michele Armstrong Q-Peterson and Missy 
Restarick Pou are making plans for this 
celebration, so fill out the registration 
form and send it in to the Alumni Office 

1977 Class Agent NASSER SHUKAYR 
is the vice president and major 
stockholder In Computer Profes- 
sionals, Inc. in Shreveport. His 
wife, PAM, is a registered nurse, 
and they have an infant son. 
During Alumni Weekend NASSER will 
conduct an Alumni College mini- 
class on "Tomorrow's Computers." 

1979 Class Agent KATHY KEYES 
has compiled news of that class: 
husband, MARK, are "surviving 



internships in Columbia, Mo. , but 
they will be moving to Little Rock 
this summer. DAPHNE'S been accept- 

| ed to the dermatology program, and 
MARK will continue in internal 

| medicine. 

JOHN V. CALDWELL '79 graduated 
I from Tulane University School of 
I Business with an MBA, joined 

Howard, Weil, Labouisse, 
i Friedrichs, Inc. in July and later 
| became a registered representative. 
He married the former DIANNE LOUISE 
BOURGEOIS in November, and they 
I live in Thibodaux. 

that she and JACK are now living in 
Little Rock, having moved there 
from Nashville, where Jack was 
studying at Vanderbilt University 
Law School and JANE was teaching 
grades 6,7, and 8. 

JIM HARD '79 completed his MA 
in sociology with his specialty in 
Family and Student (Adolescent) 
Development. He and wife JOYCE 
live in Sequin, Texas, where Jim is 
the Assistant Dean of Students at 
, Texas Lutheran College. 

MARTHA KELLEY '79 resides in 
Dallas, works for Placid Oil Co, 
and is active in local theatre. 

RANDY MARCEL '79 received his 
certification in Medical Technology 
| from LSU-MS in Shreveport, then 
acquired a master's degree in 
Anesthesiology from Emory Univer- 
sity. He practices in Columbus 
Ga. , and wife CHARLOTTE is studying 
speech pathology and plans to start 
teaching in the public school this 

MIKE and JAMIE OSBORNE '79 live 
in Anderson S.C., where Mike is in 
his first year of family practice 

LAURA MACK SAWYER '79 worked at 
First Methodist in Lake Charles for 
over three years before quitting to 
have EMILY GAIL, her second child. 
LAURA'S husband, DEAN, will 
graduate from McNeese in May with a 
degree in nursing. 

begun her master's degree program 
in communications at the University 
of Notre Dame. She and DAVID 
MARTIN were married in February, 
and they now reside in Orange, 

Congratulations to ROBERT and 
', ELAINE ADES CLARKE '79 on the birth 

of their daughter, EMILY MARIE. 
MARK E. ROLAND '79 completed 
I Air Force basic training and is now 
I stationed with his wife, BRENDA, at 

Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. He 
j will be receiving specialized 

instruction in the aircraft 

maintenance field. 

Agent, wrote that MONA PIERCE LOGAN 
received her master's of education 
with a major in counseling from 
Stephen F. Austin University, and 
she is now executive director of 
the Deep East Texas Regional 
Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse 
in Lufkin. MONA and daughter HOLLY 
live in Nacogdoches. Mona and her 
late husband, JOHN A. LOGAN '78 
were the first recipients of the 
Outstanding Alumni Award of the 
Church Careers Program. 

PATRICIA SMITH '80 married 
DANIEL J. THOMAS, an urban design 
planner who works for the 
Shreveport Metropolitan Planning 
Commission. Tricia is working as a 
Systems Engineer at IBM . 

ELLEN BROWN '80 finished her 
master's work and is preparing for 
May orals In her special field: 
American Literature 1870-1940 at 
the University of Illinois. Her 
doctoral dissertation will be on 
Henry James. 

STEVE BRANT0N '80 is working in 
Houston with Superior Oil's Inter- 
national Accounting Group, and his 
wife, LEISA, is supervisor of 
residential lending for Gibraltar 

MARY BEA THOMAS '80 is the 
Regional Director for Central 
Arkansas with the American Heart 
Association, Arkansas Affiliate. 
She is also working on a master's 
degree in management with emphasis 
on voluntary agencies, and is a 
member of the Audubon Society, and 
the Arkansas Sierra Club. 

1981 Class Agent JAN CARPENTER 
EADS talked recently with KEN JECK, 
who is a new home owner in Kansas. 
JAN and her mother visited Jordan, 
Israel, and Egypt. She also rode a 
camel "for the first and last 
time. " 

busy musician in Ohio. She is 
involved with her church's music 
program including five choirs. 

married BUBBA COLLINS, and she is 
now a certified paralegal. 

CASSEL married in August. She is 
teaching first grade while 
completing her master's in 
education at Louisiana Tech, while 
he is working on his master's in 
mechanical engineering. 

MARK EVANS '82 will be 
attending Perkins School of 
Theology in Dallas in June. 

1982 Class Agent DAVID 
getting married in June. 

geologist with Texas Union 
Petroleum in Houston. 

SUE COTTCNGIM '82 bought a 
house, passed the CPA exam, and is 
working in Shreveport at Tri-State 
Oil Company handling their Latin 
American account. 

JENNIE LANE SMITH '82 played in 
the Harder Hall Invitational in 
Sebring and the South Atlantic 
Championship golf tournament in 
Ormand Beach. 

JULIE CLEGG '82 lives in Dallas 
and works for a CPA firm. 

the newest member of the Centenary 
Alumni Board. 

longer teaching, but is busy taking 
care of SALLIE ELIZABETH, who was 
born in September. 

ROANNIE LONG STOW '82 teaches 
third grade at St. Gregory's in 
Tyler, Texas. 

KATHY NESTER '82 is working for 
Electronic Data Systems on a 
contract with Penn State University 
installing a computer system for 
the University. She is looking 
forward to ten weeks of training in 
computer programming this spring or 
summer in Dallas. 

CARLA BAUER '82 is studying at 
Emory University in the Master of 
Theological Studies Program. 

DIANA MUNOZ '82 is at the 
American University in Washington, 
D.C., studying international 

LAURIE PULLE '82 is coaching 
tennis and teaching physical 
education in Paris, Texas. 

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