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(Member of American Alumni Council) 
Published at Durham, N. C, Every Month in the Year in the Interest of the University and the Alumni 

Volume XXXVII 

January, IQ5I 

Number I 



Editorials , 3 

Recent Air View of Duke 4 

Student Draft Problem 5 

Second Gift of $1,500,000 6 

Students 7 

Medical Achievements 8 

Alumnae Week End 9 

February Events . . ' 9 

Alumni in the News 10 

Service Address Request 12 

Local Associations 13 

Sports 14 

Gerry Gerard Dies 15 

Faculty 16 

Chapel View 17 

Books 17 

Sons and Daughters of Duke Alumni. . 19 

News of the Alumni 20 

Editor and Business Manager 

Charles A. Dukes, '29 

Managing Editor Eoger L. Marshall, '42 

Associate Editor Anne Garrard, '25 

Advertising Manager Thomas D. Donegan 

Layout Editor Ruth Mary Brown 

Staff Photographer Jimmy Whitley 

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Helen Kindler Behrens (Mrs. Robert H.), '45 

U. S. Information Center 

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APO 154, c/o Postmaster, N. Y. 

As the twins recently celebrated their second birthday, it occurs to 
me that I haven't let you know our whereabouts since we were preparing 
to cart them off to France three months after they joined the family. 
All has gone well with us since, briefly in the following manner: 

We were in Paris for over a year, while Bob worked on his doctorate 
thesis for the Sorbonne. I had an interesting job with the Embassy 
there, and we were fortunate in having a nice apartment — a rare thing 
indeed in that town where there are, I swear, more Americans than 
French. We were continually running into old friends, but strangely 
enough, none from Duke. I guess I should have started an alumni chap- 
ter; actually, I suppose we were considered rather snobbish, working for 
the Embassy instead of EC A, living on the Right Bank instead of the 
Left, and having occasional moments of central heating and almost 
enough hot water for daily baths. It was a fine year, and the children 

After finishing his thesis, Bob got a job as head of the Information 
Center here, a Cultural Affairs position with broader scope because of 
the tremendous job to be done on the Germans. Library, concerts, lec- 
tures, plays, children's affairs — anything you might imagine that could 
give information of the outside world, something the people haven't had 
since 1934. This work fascinates both of us.****** Of course, to my 
mind, it is probably the most interesting spot in the world today, though 
some of the Americans who have been here several years don't agree. 

I suppose by now the music department, or somebody, has received 
a set of Dad's* records which I had sent from Washington. I hope they 
will be Hseful to you, and that you will enjoy them. My idea was to have 
someone carry them after I had warned you that they were coming, so 
I hope none were broken, and that they got into the right hands. 

I think often of Alpha Chi, the Chronicle, and the Duke Players, 
and of all of you in Durham. Which reunion I'll be able to attend, I 
can't say, but I'm looking forward to it. I wouldn't be at all surprised 
if the Alumni Fund is still going strong, so enclose a check. 

* Dr. Hans Kindler, late Conductor of the National Symphony Or- 


Duke's new basketball coach, Harold Bradley, gives instruc- 
tions to his star player, Dick Groat. Coach Bradley, who took 
over at the beginning of the season has proved efficient as a cage 
mentor, and is well liked on the campus. Dick Groat, stellar 
guard, has made for himself the reputation of being the best 
athlete ever to play on Duke's hardwood. 




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Volume XXXVII 

January, 1951 

Number I 

The Old Year 

At this time of the 3 7 ear it seems appropriate to stop for 
a few minutes and see what the old year has put on the 
credit side of the ledger. The staff of the Alumni Office 
remembers pleasantly the many ways in which the alumni 
family has cooperated to make the past twelve months 
noteworthy in the history of the institution. 

Enthusiastic interest and support by the alumni assure 
the University that it will be able to intensify its program 
and increase its services to mankind. 

We Like to Think About: 

— The many hours spent in preparation for special oc- 
casions, such as Homecoming, Pounders' Day, Commence- 
ment, class reunions — of how the alumni responded and 
returned enthusiastically to share these pleasant occasions ; 

— The alumni who have taken to their hearts the com- 
bining of the Loyalty Fund and Development Program 
into the Development Campaign and the several thousand 
who have volunteered their services to President Edens to 
help in this program ; 

— The alumni in three areas who have organized new 
alumni associations; 

— The local alumni officers of such associations as New 
York City and Buffalo, N. Y., who are mailing newsletters 
periodically to their members; 

— Those alumni who have called to the attention of the 
Admissions Office outstanding students in their commu- 
nity ; 

— Alumni who have served on scholarship committees, 
such as the Angier B. Duke Prize Committee ; 

— The more than 10,000 alumni who have been prompt 
in sending their changes of address; 

— The alumni who have given new scholarships or have 
contributed to old ones ; 

— The Class of 1925 which had the largest percentage 
of participation of any class in its activities and gift to 
the University on the occasion of its 25th reunion ; 

— The officers of the General Alumni Association, the 
class officers, local association officers, and the thousands 
of other alumni who have served Duke in the past twelve 

The New Year 

As we look to the New Year we see the days, weeks, and 
months ahead clouded by unsettled conditions and by a 
feeling of unrest such as this country has never known. 
However, in spite of these, we are counting on our alumni 
to have a place in their thinking, in their hearts, and in 
their everyday life for Duke University. 

We Hope: 

— That you will visit the campus as often as possible ; 

— That you will drop us a line when you change ad- 
dress, for this is particularly important now ; 

— That you will call on the Alumni Office for any serv- 
ice it can render you or for any information it can furnish 
you about Duke or its alumni ; 

— That you will cooperate with the officers of your re- 
spective association and class. 

We hope that you will do the above things, for construc- 
tive and enthusiastic interest on the part of the alumni 
means much to Duke University. 

We wish for each of you a Happj- New Year. 

Development Campaign 

Some time in the next few months a fellow alumnus will 
get up from his desk or stop her household duties to call 
on you and remind you that Duke is counting on you to 
have a part in the Development Campaign. 

When this call comes, please give thoughtful attention 
to the request and give according to your ability. Alumni 
are being asked to invest in Duke's future by subscribing 
in minimum shares of $25.00 per year. Surely each of 
you will find it possible to grant such a reasonable request. 


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Duke Moves to Meet Emergency 

Speed-up Program Starts in June. Committee Will Advise Students on Draft. 

Moving to meet serious educational 
problems created by a growing national 
emergency, President Edens has an- 
nounced that a "speed-up" program to 
enable students to graduate in three years 
will be instituted at Duke in June. 

Similar to the program adopted by the 
University during World War II, the 
new curriculum will make it possible for 
students to by-pass traditional summer 
vacations and complete in six Summer 
Session terms of six weeks each work 
normally accomplished in two semesters 
of the regular academic year. 

"The University deems it essential to 
provide opportunity for high school grad- 
uates to begin their college training at 
the earliest possible date," President 
Edens stated. He added that: "High 
school seniors are urged to apply at once 
for enrollment in the Summer term of 
1951 beginning in early June. This 
would enable them to comj>lete the major 
part of a half year's work before the 
usual opening in September." 

With the drafting of 18-year-olds an 
imminent possibility, and with a tighten- 
ing up of deferment regulations that con- 
cern college students, it is evident that 
colleges and universities face difficult 
responsibilities. Duke has thus taken the 
lead in formulating a well-defined policy 
for safeguarding opportunities for higher 
education by qualified students. 

The implied purpose of the program is 
to encourage students to begin or con- 
tinue college work until it is mandatory 
that they must withdraw from the Uni- 
versity to enter armed service. The speed- 
up program, it is felt, will allow larger 
numbers to graduate before being called 
through the draft. 

"This program," the President com- 
mented, "is in line with the advice of 
national leaders and high school counsel- 
ors who are urging young people to begin 
their college work as soon as possible, be- 
cause of the imminence of military serv- 

Under the announced acceleration, a 
student enrolling as a freshman in June, 
1951, will graduate in June, 1954. If 
drafted before graduation, he will at least 
have completed a greater part of his work 

than would be the case under normal 

Freshman registration for the Summer 
Session will be on June 12. The cus- 
tomary series of placement tests and the 
program of orientation will begin a few 
days earlier. 

In spite of the speed-up, every effort 
will be made to protect the quality of 
education at Duke and to permit the 
student to derive maximum benefit from 
his work. High standards are not to be 

An Advisory Committee 

Another recent step taken to help the 
University and its students face prob- 
lems spawned by the national emergency 
is the formation of a special faculty-staff 
advisory committee, which will offer coun- 

sel to students on questions related to 
military service. 

In recent weeks a growing student 
anxiety has been reflected in the numbers 
of men approaching deans for informa- 
tion and advice. The advisory committee 
is established to channel such requests to 
faculty and staff members who are ac- 
cumulating all available information on 
the subject of the draft and its effect 
upon University students. 

Members of the committee will assist 
individual students confronted with a de- 
cision to continue or discontinue their 
education. The committee will be large 
enough to make possible personal inter- 
views and to answer requests for infor- 
mation without delay. 

Co-chairmen of the faculty committee 
(Continued on page 6) 

Dr. W. Brewster Snow, B.S. '32, left, associate professor of civil engineer- 
ing, counsels two Duke students on problems relating to military service. Dr. 
Snow is a member of a new faculty advisory committee formed to aid Duke 
students select the best method of furthering national defense efforts on the 
campus and in uniform. Students are William Stone, center, Raleigh, N. C, 
junior, and Robert Shackleford, right, High Point, N. C, senior. 


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Second Gift of $1,500,000 Offered 

Contingent Upon Raising of Matching Sum 

A second gift of $1,500,000 to the Duke 
University Development Campaign was 
announced earlier this month by Presi- 
dent Edens. 

Like the General Education Board's 
gift in December, this latest proffered 
donation is contingent upon the raising of 
a matching sum by alumni and friends. 

The donor has asked to remain anony- 
mous. President Edens termed the do- 
nor's generosity to Duke "an act of faith 
in higher education and an act of confi- 
dence in Duke University." 

This brings to a total'of $3,000,000 the 
amount that has been offered to the Uni- 
versity providing other contributors give 
an amount that matches it dollar for dol- 

Every dollar that an alumnus or friend 
now gives during the Development Cam- 
paign will bring another into the Univer- 
sity. Two great acts of generosity, which 
were also expressions of confidence in 
Duke's ability to give increased service to 
mankind through intensified programs of 
education and research, have brought be- 
fore alumni and friends an exceptional 
opportunity to help Duke build for the 

National Campaign Is Opening 

Opening of the general campaign 
throughout the nation will be signalled 
by a meeting on Feb. 6 in Charlotte, 
N. C, to begin the general canvass in 
Mecklenburg County. 

Shortly thereafter campaigns in other 
areas will start just as soon as soliciting 
organizations have completed preliminary 
work and are ready to go. 

Three million dollars must be raised 
between now and June 30 in order to 
reach the 1950-51 goal of $8,650,000 and 
provide the matching funds needed to 
assure the two contingent gifts of 

"Within the next few weeks it is antici- 
pated that alumni in almost every part of 
the country will be contacted by fellow- 
alumni who are serving as campaign 
workers in their home areas. These cam- 
paign workers will be well informed as to 
the purposes and procedure of the De- 
velopment Campaign and will be able to 
give prospective contributors information 
that should encourage generous giving. 

It is not planned that campaigns in 
every locality be opened simultaneously. 
The pattern will be similar to the highly 
successful one followed by the Loyalty 

Fund solicitations during the past three 
years. Campaigns will begin one at a 
time during February and the three 
months of spring, timed so that the 1950- 
51 drive for gifts for major projects will 
end at Commencement in June. This will 
leave the month of June for a clean-up 
campaign, if it is necessary to reach the 

New Chairmen 

Meanwhile the appointment of cam- 
paign chairmen and the organization of 
local committees is being- pushed rapidly 

Most recently enlisted chairmen are 
John B. Harris, '24, in District 4 of 
North Carolina; W. Herbert Smith, '23, 
in northwest South Carolina ; and Wil- 
liam M. Courtney, '38, in northeast Flor- 
ida. These three alumni leaders, who in 
the past have served Duke in various 
ways, received an expression of apprecia- 
tion from President Edens for their ac- 
ceptance of important campaign posts. 

Support at Home 

While preparations are being made to 
open campaigns in numerous cities and 
counties both inside and outside North 
Carolina, two groups close to home have 
just about completed their Development 
Program drives and are showing excep- 
tional results. 

The City of Durham campaign, in 
which business Amis and non-alumni in- 
dividuals participated, currently stands at 
more than $220,000 from approximately 
175 contributors. Final report of the 
Durham campaign was due at a meeting 
scheduled for Friday, Jan. 30. Thus 
funds for remodeling West Campus 
Union, the Administration Building and 
parts of Page into a Student Activities 
Center are virtually assuz-ed. 

The Faculty-Staff campaign., begun 
early this month by a committee headed 
by Dr. Frank T. DeVyver, has at this 
writing raised approximately $60,000. 
Actively engaged in the campaign as 
workers are 50 faculty members, includ- 
ing at least one for each major instruc- 
tional department in the University, and 
a four-man staff committee headed by 
Walter G. Cooper, personnel director. 

The success of these two campaigns is 
particularly significant and is especially 
encouraging as the national campaign 
gets underway. The people closest to the 
University, in the city that is its home 

Large Gifts Announced 

Two large gifts, one by a firm and 
one by a friend of the University's 
were recentlv announced. 

The first was a gift of $105,000 by 
Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company 
to be used for research projects related 
to the tobacco industry as a whole. 

The second, announced on Jan. 25, 
is a gift of $100,000 to the Develop- 
ment Campaign by Mr. David Ovens 
of Charlote, N. O, vice-president of 
Ivey's Department Store and a close 
friend to the University. Mr. Ovens 
generous gift was the first of the 
Mecklenburg County Campaign which 
is just getting underway. 

and upon its own instructional and ad- 
ministrative staffs, are the most capable 
of making a critical appraisal of Duke's 
needs and its opportunities for future 
service. Their very tangible expressions 
of loyalty and confidence should do much 
to warm the hearts of far-flung alumni 
to the causes which the University serves 
and encourage their active support. 

Duke to Meet Emergency 

(Continued from page 5) 

are Dr. Paul M. Gross and Dr. Herbert J. 
Herring, both University vice-presidents 
closely associated with students on the 
campus. Chairmen of committees to co- 
ordinate advisory functions of appointed 
faculty members are Dr. Alan K. Man- 
chester, dean of undergraduate instruc- 
tion, and Dr. William Archie, assistant 
dean in charge of freshmen. 

The anxiety of the student body is in- 
creased by uncertainty as to present and 
contemplated draft policies. While cur- 
rent regulations have been set forth in 
directives from Washington, students feel 
that there is some doubt as to how local 
draft boards will interpret them. Most 
perplexing, however, are repeated an- 
nouncements that changes in regulations 
are forthcoming, but no one seems to 
know just when or to what extent. As 
might be supposed, this gives rise to ru- 
mors of all sorts of pending action that 
will affect students. Fortunately, under- 
graduates at Duke are evincing a cautious 
attitude toward such rumors, and the Uni- 
versity to date has not lost, through vol- 
untary withdrawal, as many students as 
some other institutions. But it is ex- 
pected that the end of the fall semester 
this month will see quite a few dropping 
out to enlist, rather than risk being 
drafted in the middle of the spring term. 

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Campus Busy with Activity 

Top Students 

Honorary class scholarships valued at 
$350.00 each have been awarded to 17 
students in recognition of outstanding 

The scholarships, given annually to the 
five top ranking students in the sopho- 
more, junior, and senior classes, are 
awarded on the basis of the previous 
year's work and are applied toward tui- 

Sophomore winners are : George R. 
Abbott, Lewisburg, W. Va.; Dante Ger- 
mino, Durham; Frederick P. Brooks, 
Greenville; Mary H. Dawson, Sanford; 
and Eleanor B. Lake, Charlotte. Miss 
Dawson and Miss Lake tied for fourth 
place with identical averages. 

Winners in the junior class are : Wil- 
liam L. Noel, Birmingham, Ala.; Denni- 
son I. Eusinow, St. Petersburg, Fla. ; J. 
Woodford Howard, Jr., Prestonburg, 
Ky.; Thomas T. Bannister, Urbana, 111.; 
and Richard B. Dannenburg, Cedarhurst, 
N. Y. 

Senior class winners are : Arnold I. 
Roth, Birmingham, Ala. ; Bowen B. Sim- 
mons, Opp, Ala.; Sanford Radner, Mun- 
roe, N. Y. ; Thomas E. Morgan, Jr., Jack- 
sonville, Pla. ; William L. Baldwin, Dur- 
ham; W. Kenny Withers, Jacksonville, 
Fla.; and George Binda, Medford, Mass. 

Three students, Baldwin, Withers, and 
Binda, who are enrolled under Public Law 
346 for veterans, tied for fifth place in 
the senior class. They received cash 
awards of $100.00 each. 

Duke Debate Team 
Wins First Place 

Duke's negative debate team, composed 
of Dennis O'Donovan of Miami, Fla., and 
Henry Clark of Reidsville, won first place 
in a debate tournament held late in No- 
vember at the University of South Caro- 
lina. The affirmative team, made up of 
John Maxwell of Bethesda, Md., and Tom 
Sanders of Asheville, tied for second 

In winning first place in the tourna- 
ment, the Duke team, coached by Joseph 
C. Wetherby, assistant professor of 
speech, won out over debate teams from 

15 Southern colleges and universities. 
The debate question for the tournament 
was : Resolved : the non-communist na- 
tions of the world should form a new 
international organization. 

The South Carolina tournament was 
the first major tournament attended by a 
Duke debate team this year. 

w Best Debater" 

Hunt Ricker, sophomore from Tampa, 
Fla., won the title of "best debater" in a 
field of more than 70 contestants from 
Southeastern colleges. 

The event, the Dixie Debate Tourna- 
ment, was held at Charlotte early in De- 
cember. It attracted 36 debate teams 
from 12 colleges and universities, and 
was sponsored by Mary Washington Col- 
lege, Fredericksburg, Va., and Wingate 
College, Wingate. 

Two of Duke's 10 teams entered in the 
tourney were awarded places in the "Top 
Ten" teams selected by the judges. Mem- 
bers of the two teams were Hunt Ricker; 
Dan Castor, Tampa, Fla., sophomore; 
Richard Thigpen, Charlotte, senior; and 
William Werber, College Park, Md., 

Other Duke participants at the meet 
were : James Best, Dunn, junior ; Sam 
Brown, Tallapoosa, Ga., junior; Pat Car- 
ter, Gulf port, Miss., junior; Elinor Prae- 
ger, Washington, senior; James E. Ritch, 
Jr., Charlotte, sophomore ; and Fred Stef- 
fey, Charlotte, sophomore. 

Joseph C. Wetherby, assistant profes- 
sor of speech who accompanied the teams, 
stated that none of the Duke team mem- 
bers had ever before participated in an 
intercollegiate debate. 

Sixty-nine Candidates 

Sixty-nine students are now working 
toward graduate degrees in English and 
American literature, Dr. Paull F. Baurn, 
director of graduate studies in English, 

Eighteen students began graduate work 
in English this fall, and 46 are now in 
residence at Duke. Some 37 students 
are working toward the Ph.D. degree, 
with 11 studying American literature and 
26 majoring in English literature. 

Fraternity Men 
Upset Statistics 

Duke fraternity men have been getting 
better grades than non-fraternity stu- 
dents, contrary to a downward fraternity 
scholarship trend reported by most col- 
leges and universities in the country. 

Dean Robert B. Cox, dean of under- 
graduate men, stated that every one of 
the 19 fraternities at Duke topped the 
all-men student scholastic average of 1.24 
quality points per semester hour during 
the academic year 1949-50. Fraternity 
members earned an over-all average of 
1.38 quality points while over the same 
period non-fraternity students recorded a 
score of 1.15. 

"This is the first time at Duke that the 
fraternity average has surpassed the all- 
men scholastic rating in recent years," 
Dean Cox declared. He pointed out that 
in 1949-50 only 50 per cent of the fra- 
ternities made grades higher than the 
non-fraternity average, and at most col- 
leges throughout the country, the fra- 
ternity averages are below the all-student 
average. Much of the credit for the 
scholastic gain should go to the Scholar- 
ship Committee of the Duke Inter-Fra- 
ternity Council, which has staged a "back- 
to-the-books" campaign. A trophy and 
individual plaques are awarded to the 
fraternity showing the most scholastic 

Duke fraternities have received na- 
tional recognition of their scholarship 
achievements in a series of Scholarship 
Newsletters published by the National 
Inter-Fraternity Council. 

Future Teachers 

Fifty future teachers mingled with 
teen-agers at Durham High, Carr Junior 
High, and East Durham Junior High as 
Duke education majors began their prac- 
tice teaching by observing classroom pro- 

After a two-month delay caused by a 
change in contract with the Durham 
School Board, the students got their class 
assignments on the first day after Christ- 
mas vacation. Before the end of January 
they are expected to have completed at 
least ten of the 45 required hours of ob- 
servation to meet requirements for a 
North Carolina certificate. 

Before the end of the year, students in 
practice-teaching must have spent an- 
other 45 hours in actual teaching and 18 
more in conferences with the critic teach- 
er, the supervisor and the director of the 


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Recent Medical Achievements 
Add to Health and Happiness 

Medical science at Duke is quietly 
achieving major and minor triumphs in 
the never-ending battle against diseases, 
ailments and accidents which shorten and 
torment human lives. 

The discovery and isolation of a cancer- 
causing virus, advances in the treatment 
of gastric ulcers, a new use of ACTH 
in treating severely burned skin tissue, 
and the effects of ACTH in relation to 
high blood pressure are just a few re- 
cently announced accomplishments to be 
added to the many contributions that 
Duke doctors have made toward a health- 
ier and happier mankind. 

Cancer Virus Isolated 

One team of Duke scientists ended a 
long struggle by many medical researchers 
by isolating and photographing the tiny 
virus that causes fowl leukosis, a type of 
cancer in chickens that is closely related 
to the human cancer, leukemia. 

Announcement of the discovery was 
made in an article in Proceedings of the 
Society for Experimental Biology and 
Medicine by a team composed of: Dr. 
Joseph W. Beard, professor of surgery 
in charge of experimental surgery and 
associate professor of virology, Mrs. 
Dorothy W. Beard, R.N., research asso- 
ciate in surgery; Dr. D. Gordon Sharp, 
A.M. '37, Ph.D. '39, assistant professor 
of biophysics in experimental surgery and 
biophysicist to Duke Hospital; Edward 
A. Eckert, and T. Z. Csaky. 

The importance of the find is the ability 
to study directly the causative agent of 
the disease and perhaps find a way to 
cure or prevent it. Implications of such 
a discovery are great; fowl leukosis costs 
the poultry industry $75,000,000 every 
year. The scientists emphasized, however, 
that the report is just a preliminary one, 
and it is too early to predict any success 
in efforts to kill the virus or develop a 
vaccine against it. 

Leukosis virus is small — so tiny, in 
fact, that it will pass through the invisible 
pores of an ordinary urglazed china din- 
ner plate. When magnified 15,000 times 
and photographed by the electron micro- 
scope, it is shaped like a tadpole with a 
head about 60 one-millionths of an inch 
in diameter and a tail somewhat longer. 

Fowl leukosis affects certain cells in the 
bone marrow, causing young cells to mul- 
tiply in tremendous numbers. These are 
thrown into the blood stream to form a 
sort of "floating cancer." The normal red 
cells are killed and replaced by the can- 

cerous cells, which collect in vital areas 
causing paralysis or blindness. The chick- 
ens die of anemia and starvation. 

The Duke team made thousands of tests 
before determining that the fatal virus is 
carried from chick to chick through the 
breed, through plasma, or by virus in- 
fected cells. Again and again they 
whirled virus-laden plasma at high speeds 
in a centrifuge, gradually separating com- 
ponents until the tiny killer was isolated. 

The fowl leukosis virus is minute 
enough to pass through the invisible 
pores of an ordinary unglazed china 
dinner plate, but when magnified 
15,000 times and photographed by the 
electron microscope, it looks like this. 

Isolation of virus by Duke scientists is 
nothing new. A Duke team in 1937 puri- 
fied the first known cancer-causing virus, 
that of rabbit papilloma. The dread New- 
castle disease virus was isolated a few 
years ago. 

Wonder Hormone Heals 

While the above work was going on, 
another Duke team struggled to save the 
life of a nine-year-old boy, badly bumed 
four and a half years ago. Eighty-five 
blood transfusions kept him alive while 
the doctors desperately attempted to graft 
skin on charred tissues. Forty-two at- 
tempts failed; the transplanted skin tis- 
tue melted away and vanished within a 
week. It looked hopeless. 

Then the doctors decided to try ACTH, 
the wonder hormone that controls and 
eases so many crippling, stubborn and 
painful diseases. A four-man research 
team consisting of Dr. Frank L. Engel, 
assistant professor of medicine and in- 
structor in physiology; Dr. Samuel P. 
Martin, associate in medicine and bac- 
teriology; Dr. Benjamin F. Edwards and 
Dr. Theodore B. Schwartz reported the 
results of the test at the second ACTH 

Conference held recently in Chicago. 

The child was given the hormone for 
two days, and then small experimental 
skin grafts were attempted on the small 
patient's chest burns. Eighty per cent 
of them survived. Two more grafting 
procedures were tried — again success, as 
healthy new skin began to grow spon- 
taneously on the edges of the less severely 
burned areas. ACTH, as it has many 
times before, was easing a child's pain 
and saving his life. 

Possible Cause of Blood Pressure 

Duke doctors have been busy studying 
ACTH for some time. Only last spring 
they established a connection between 
high blood pressure in persons with ne- 
phritis (kidney disease) and the amount 
of ACTH produced in their own pituitary 

The disease may be caused by the 
amount of ACTH produced in the body. 
Furthermore, eating a diet low in protein 
seems to decrease the gland's output of 
ACTH and thereby lowers blood pressure. 

Dr. Philip Handler, professor of bio- 
chemistry, and Dr. Frederick Bernheim, 
professor of pharmacology, have been 
making investigations of the hormone. 
Implications of their discoveries may be 
important in the treatment of high blood 
pressure and heart disease in humans. 

Subjects of the Duke experiments were 
rats with high blood pressure produced 
by removing one kidney and partially 
damaging another. Drs. Handler and 
Bernheim proved that when these rats 
were fed large amounts of protein, their 
blood pressure rose quickly. When they 
ate low protein diets, the pressures 
dropped back to normal. 

Seeking an explanation, the Duke sci- 
entists gave ACTH to rats that had been 
eating small amounts of protein. In four 
hours their blood pressure rose from nor- 
mal to a high level — about as high as if 
they had been eating the high protein diet. 
Then they gave the hormone to rats that 
had been eating larger amounts of protein. 
Although these rats already had high 
blood pressure, the level went no higher. 
In the same way, ordinary rats with un- 
damaged kidneys were not affected, re- 
gardless of what they ate. 

The investigators concluded that, in 
rats with kidney disease, high blood pres- 
sure occurs only when the animal is mak- 
ing sufficient amounts of ACTH. They 
also obtained evidence suggesting that 
eating a low protein diet results in a de- 
creased secretion of ACTH by the pitui- 
tary, gland, thereby explaining the effects 
of such a diet on high blood pressure. 

All this may answer many questions 
about diet and about the action of ACTH. 
When scientists have discovered why a 

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low-protein diet affects the body in this 
way, they may be on the way to a solu- 
tion to the problems of high blood pres- 
sure and kidney disease in humans. How- 
ever, there is much work to be done be- 
fore a final conclusion can be drawn. 

Ulcer Drug Successful 

More advances were recorded for Duke 
medicine when Dr. Keith S. Grimson, 
professor of surgery, recently described 
excellent results from a new drug, Ban- 
thine, used in the treatment of peptic 

Banthine, a trade name for the gen- 
eric jaw-breaker beta-diethylaminoethyl- 
xanthene-9-carboxylate methobromide, has 
been found helpful in blocking the trans- 
mission of nerve impulses which cause 
spasms in the stomach and upper intes- 
tines. These spasms often result in mas- 
sive hemorrhages, considerable pain, and 
the need for operation. The new drug 
relieves the pain and helps to eliminate or 
delay surgery. It is available only on a 
doctor's prescription. 

Dr. Grimson, speaking before the 
fourth annual Clinical Session of the 
American Medical Association at Cleve- 
land, announced the results of a study 
made by him and two Duke alumni asso- 

ciates, Dr. C. Keith Lyons, M.D. '46, and 
Dr. Benjamin H. Flowe, M.D. '49, which 
involved 100 patients. 

The treatment began back in March 
1949 and these patients will be followed 
through at least five years of close study 
before any definite conclusions will be 
made. Results of the tests so far, how- 
ever, have been encouraging. Of the 100 
patients covered in the study, 62 had 
shown symptoms, pain, spasms and some 
massive hemorrhaging, indicating a need 
for operation. After treatment with 
Banthine varying from five to 45 weeks, 
only 10 of the 62 subsequently required 

Of the 52 not yet requiring an opera- 
tion, 20 (38 per cent) experienced con- 
tinuing complete relief from pain, 23 (45 
per cent) satisfactory relief and only nine 
(17 per cent) suffered brief recurrences. 

Of the other group of 38 patients not 
needing surgery at the time they were 
placed on treatment, 24 (63 per cent) 
experienced continuing complete relief, 
12 (32 per cent) satisfactory relief and 
only two (5 per cent) had brief relapses. 
Clearly this demonstrates the great possi- 
bilities for the new drug. 

Dr. Grimson cautioned against any 

sweeping optimisms and conclusions by 
stating that it was still too early to fore- 
tell the extent of the protection offered by 
the drug. Although there is no evidence 
of chronic toxicity or evidence of increas- 
ing tolerance with use, there are some side 
effects including dilated pupils, dryness 
of the mouth and relaxation of the blad- 
der. Patients are required to take Ban- 
thine every six hours, sometimes every 
four hours, day and night. Much depends 
upon their co-operation with this schedule. 

The surgeon concluded by saying that 
gastric ulcers with their associated risk 
of malignancy should be still treated in 
the conventional surgical manner with 
"medical management being indicated 
only when prompt and complete healing 
is demonstrated." 

Continuing medical progress at Duke 
Hospital and the School of Medicine is 
accomplished by the # teamwork and co- 
operation of competent doctors working 
steadily and indefatigably in research. 
The work of these able scientists in mak- 
ing Duke one of the leading medical cen- 
ters in the South is a source of great 
pride to the University, its community 
and alumni, and to the city and state in 
which Duke is located. 

Alumnae Week End 

The announcement concerning Alumnae 
Week End on April 6, 7, and 8, which 
appeared in the December Alumni Reg- 
ister, has meet with widespread approval 
according to information received in the 
Alumni Office. The idea of returning to 
the campus during regular school time, 
rather than during spring vacation, ap- 
peals to alumnae of all ages. Final plans 
are being made and a complete program 
will be mailed to alumnae within the next 
few weeks. 

Dr. Gloria M. Wysner, an authority on 
the Near East, who is the only woman 
ever named as a consultant to The Inter- 
national Missionary Council in Associa- 
tion with the World Council of Churches, 
is to be one of the featured speakers. 
Her book, Near East Panorama, is being 
used this year as the official mission study 
book for many churches including the 
Methodist, Presbyterian, and Episcopal. 

Dr. Wysner is in the Near East at 
present, but will return shortly before 
Alumnae Week End. Her address, there- 
fore, will be timely, and based on first 
hand information. 

The Week End program will open with 
a dinner in the West Campus Union at 

(Continued on page 18) 

February Events 

Feb. 2 — Arts Council Exhibit and 
Reception in the evening. 

Feb. 3— Duke-N.Y.U. basketball 
game in the indoor stadium. 8 :30 

Feb. 4 — Chamber music and organ 
recital by Mildred L. Hendrix, Uni- 
versity Organist. Julia Mueller, 
violinist, and Dr. Ernest Peschel, 
cellist. 4:00 p.m., Duke University 

Feb. 5 — Gieuseppe Di Stefano, ten- 
or, presented by the All-Star Ar- 
tists Series. 8:15, Page Audito- 

Feb. 5 — Duke-George Washington 
basketball game. 8 :30 p.m., In- 
door stadium. 

Feb. 6 — Duke-William and Mary 
basketball game. 8 :30 p.m., Indoor 

Feb. 9 — Pasquier Trio. Music Room, 
201 East Duke Building. 

Feb. 13 — Student Forum Lecture by 
Hodding Carter. Woman's College 

Feb. 14 — Duke-Washington and Lee 
basketball game. 8 :30 p.m., Indoor 

Feb. 16— Concert by the Men's Col- 
lege Glee Club. 8:15, Page Audi- 

Feb. 18-22 — Religious Emphasis 

Feb. 22 — Duke Symphony Orchestra 
Concert. Woman's College Audito- 

Feb. 23 — Duke-Carolina basketball 
game. 8 :30 p.m., Indoor stadium. 

Feb. 27 — Student Forum Lecture by 
Pearl Buck. Woman's College 
Auditorium, (tentative) 

Feb. 28— Faculty Talent Show. 8 :00- 
9:30 p.m., Woman's College Audi- 


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State Supreme Court Member 

Jeff D. Johnson, Jr., '22, recently 
sworn in as Associate Justice of the 
North Carolina State Supreme Court, 
climaxed a career of service to the people 
of his state as an attorney and legislator. 

North Carolina voters recognized his 
outstanding- ability and long; service by 
confirming in the November elections his 
earlier nomination by the State Demo- 
cratic Committee to fill the vacancy cre- 
ated by the death of Associate Justice 
A. A. F. Seawell. 

Within moments after taking the oath 
of office from Chief Justice W. P. Stacy, 
Justice Johnson donned his robe and 
joined his new colleagues in a review of 
appeals from the Ninth and Twelfth Dis- 

The soft-spoken, friendly new associate 
justice is the antithesis of a staid and 
solemn individual one might expect in the 
State's highest court. His gift for catch- 
ing and remembering names, his quiet, 
unassuming manner, and his personal 
warmth have won him an untold number 
of friends during his long career as a 
popular North Carolina lawyer. Stead- 
fast in purpose, unswerving in honesty 
and indomitable in the defense of a right, 
he has commanded the respect of all who 
have known him. An example of this 
esteem is the fact that he as a Democrat 
has carried the election in every office he 
has held in a solidly Republican county. 
His combination of humanitarianism, 
keen intellect and great capabilities will 
certainly be reflected in decisions handed 
down from the Supreme Court. 

Justice Johnson's participation in State 
affairs dates back to 1936 when he was a 
member of the State Senate which passed 
such legislation as old age assistance and 
aid to dependent children, and the Un- 
employment Compensation Act. Four 
years later he was appointed chairman of 
the important Senate Committee on 
Roads. He introduced and pressed the 
passage of a bill making the Motor Ve- 
hicle Bureau a separate State department. 
He was regarded by his colleagues as a 

Born on June 6, 1900, Justice John- 
son is a "Tar Heel" from way back. His 
ancestors settled in areas around Garland 
in Sampson County before the Revolu- 
tionary War. As a boy, he worked and 
played on his father's farm at Garland, 
a farm which the elder Johnson still op- 

erates in addition to his lumber business. 
The young Jeff Johnson attended the 
Garland High School and Trinity Park 
School in Durham, and enrolled at Trinity 
College in 1919. Originally he planned a 
business career, graduating with an A.B. 
degree in the class of 1922, but later he 
switched to law and returned to Trinity 
to study under the late Dr. Samuel Fox 
Mordeeai. The admiration he had for 
this great teacher, plus a gamecock de- 

Jeff D. Johnson, Jr., '22 

termination to succeed, inspired him to 
lead the class of 1926 in scholarship, fol- 
lowed closely by Fred C. Owen, '26, of 
Durham, and Bryce R. Holt, '23, A.M. 
'24, of Greensboro, who is now U. S. At- 
torney for the Middle North Carolina 

To defray his college expenses, Justice 
Johnson worked as representative of a 
clothing store and boarding house, sec- 
retary of the Trinity College Athletic 
Association, taught school for a year, and 
played semi-professional baseball during 
the summers. 

He was a stellar first baseman for the 
Trinity College nine, and, in his senior 
year, was a member of the team that won 
State and Southern Conference champion- 
ships. Later, after turning down an offer 
to join Pittsburgh's farm-club at Wichita, 
Kansas, in the Western League, he played 

on various semi-professional teams in the 
Carolinas and in Mississippi. He de- 
clined an offer to manage the Meridian 
Club in the Cotton States League in 1926 
in favor of continuing his law studies. 

Three of his former teammates at 
Trinity are now city school superintend- 
ents: J. 0. Sanderson, '24, of Raleigh; 
L. E. Spikes, '24, M.Ed. '34, of Burling- 
ton; and Charles F. Carroll, Jr., '21, 
M.Ed. '30, of High Point. Other friends 
and teammates included Joseph E. 
"Smokey Joe" Caviness, '22 (who pitched 
with a World War I bullet in his chest), 
of Lillington; Fred Folger, '23, of Mt. 
Airy; Neal Salmon, '20, of Lillington; 
and L. B. Hathaway, '21, of Winston- 
Salem, who is now president of the Physi- 
cal Education Directors of the Carolinas. 

In 1926 Justice Johnson began his law 
practice at Clinton. Two years later he 
was town attorney, a job he held for 13 
years. He was also chairman of the 
Sampson County Board of Elections for 
six years. 

Justice Johnson was married to the 
former Miss Virginis Frances Faison in 
1935. Mrs. Johnson, a graduate of the 
Woman's College of the University of 
North Carolina, was at that time a school 
teacher. They now have three children : 
Frances Faison, 13, Mary Lily, 11, and 
Jeff, III, nine. 

Justice and Mrs. Johnson make their 
home at 304 Main St., Clinton, in a large, 
comfortable century-old house. They at- 
tend the Methodist Church, where Mrs. 
Johnson takes an active leadership and 
where he is chairman of the board of 
trustees and former chairman of the board 
of stewards. Justice Johnson is also a 
member of such groups as the American 
Legion, of which he was a former Post 
commander, Masons, Sigma Chi, Sigma 
Nu Phi legal fraternity, Red Friars, 
Tombs, and Omicron Delta Kappa. 

The new associate justice relaxes from 
his legal duties by reading widely of his- 
tory and biography and listening to good 
music. An occasional hunt and quiet 
family diversions make up the rest of 
what little leisure time he has. 

Benjamin F. Few, '15, has been 
named President of Liggett and Myers 
Tobacco Co., effective February 1, 
1951. A Director and senior Vice- 
President of the Company with which 
he has been associated since 1916, Mr. 
Few succeeds J. W. Andrews who is 

Mr. Few is a trustee of the Univer- 
sity and National Chairman of our 
Development Campaign. 

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California Senator 
Is a Duke Alumnus 

Senator Richard Milhous Nixon, LL.B. 
'37, adds a strong voice to the 1951 United 
States Senate after recently defeating 
Representative Helen Gahagan Douglas 
in the California senatorial race. He 
joins Senator Knowland to give the Re- 
publicans both seats from a large and 
fast-growing state that will have an im- 
portant voice in the 1952 presidential 

During his two terms in the House of 
Representatives from 1946 to 1950, Sena- 
tor Nixon was credited with being a vig- 
orous fighter for a thorough-going inquiry 
into the influences of Communism in the 
government. Perhaps his biggest achieve- 
ment was breaking the Hiss-Chambers 
case by issuing a subpoena leading to dis- 
covery of the famous ''pumpkin papers." 
This was accomplished when he was a 
member of the House Committee on Un- 
American Activities. He also figured in 
pressing prosecution of eleven Commu- 
nist leaders and Judith Coplon. Recently 
he succeeded in getting Lee Pressman to 
testify before the committee. 

The only California Representative to 
receive two committee appointments at 
the same time during the session, Senator 
Nixon also served on the Education-Labor 
Committee. In this capacity he played 
a considerable part in drafting and sup- 
porting the Taft-Hartley Bill. He was 
regarded as advocating a consistently 
"middle-of-the-road" approach and fought 
the Truman administration's "Fair Deal" 
program. He also served on the Herter 
Foreign Aid Committee. 

"Capital Cloakroom'' 

North Carolina Democratic Senator 
Willis Smith, '10, Duke University 
Trustee, and California Republican 
Senator Richard M. Nixon, LL.B. '37, 
were recent guests on the major net- 
work radio program "Capital Cloak- 
room." By interviewing members of 
the legislature, the program attempts 
to inform the listening audience of 
personal views and activities of the 
men the nation sends to Washington. 
Mr. Smith and Mr. Nixon, two of 
Duke's outstanding contributions to 
the political field, were among a small 
group of new Senators interviewed on 
the program. They each outlined some 
of their opinions on the world situa- 
tion and what they think should be 
done about current international prob- 

On November 7, 1950, election clay, California's new United States Senator 
Richard M. Nixon, LL.B. '37, Mrs. Nixon, and their two daughters, Julie and 
Tricia, went to the polls in Whittier, Calif. The election resulted in victory 
for Senator Nixon over his opponent Helen Gahagan Douglas. 

In 1948 Richard Nixon was chosen by 
the United States Junior Chamber of 
Commerce as one of the 10 outstanding 
young men of the entire country. 

In the bitter California election cam- 
paign, Senator Nixon emphasized his 
work with the House committee and 
charged that Mrs. Douglas followed the 
Communist Party line in voting against 
the group. The substantial majority he 
obtained over Mrs. Douglas, who ran with 
powerful Administration and Labor back- 
ing, indicated the effectiveness of his 

Senator Nixon's start in politics was 
itself something of happenstance, and 
certainly a curious one in the great game 
of seeking public office. In 1945, a com- 
mittee of 100 persons in California's 12th 
district, which includes 24 medium-to- 
small towns east of Los Angeles, adver- 
tised for a candidate to run for Congress 
on the Republican ticket. 

The gesture afforded amusement, and 
aroused derision on the part of politi- 
cians. Not a bit daunted, Mr. Nixon, then 
32 and still in the Navy, answered the 
advertisement, became the candidate, and 
defeated Democratic Representative Voor- 
hees by a substantial majority. In 1948 
he polled 86.9 per cent of the vote after 
receiving, under California's cross-filing 
system, both the Republican and Demo- 
cratic nominations. 

The new Senator, son of a California 
citrus grower, was born in Yorba Linda, 
Calif. He graduated from Whittier Col- 
lege and Duke Law School, and practiced 
law. in Whittier, Calif., from 1937 until 

Although Richard Nixon was of Quaker 
parentage, he waived Quaker immunity 
in the last war, and saw duty in the 
South Pacific, earning two battle stars 
and attaining the rank of lieutenant com- 
mander in the Navy. 

In 1940, Senator Nixon was married to 
Patricia Ryan. They have two daugh- 
ters, Julie and Tricia. The Senator's 
younger brother, Edward C. Nixon, is 
now a junior at Duke University. 

Duke Well Represented 
On State Legislature 

The 1951 General Assembly of North 
Carolina boasts sixteen Duke alumni in 
its membership. Five of the 50 Senators 
received their education at Duke, as did 
eleven of the 120 Representatives. Two 
more legislators are husbands of Duke 
alumnae, one is the son of an alumnus, 
and one is the father of an alumnus. 

Returning from the previous Senate 
is Sam Campen, '10, Pamlico. Joseph T. 
Carruthers, Jr., '29, LL.B. '32, Guilford, 
has also had previous senatorial experi- 

Among the new Senators are Thomas 
B. Sawyer, '38, Durham; James P. Low- 
der, '16, Stanly; and E. T. Bost, Jr., 
LL.B. '33, Cabarrus. 

Representatives who are returning from 
the last session are Alonzo C. Edwards, 
'25, Greene; Lee Whitmire, '20, Hender- 
son; and Fred S. Royster, '30, Vance. 

Others who have had previous experi- 
ence in the House of Representatives are 


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S. E. Burgess, '34, Camden ; Bruce Eth- 
ridge, '99, Dare; and Oscar Barker, '23, 

Paul G. Stoner, LL.B. '31, Davidson; 
Richard T. Sanders, LL.B. '39, Durham; 
David H. Henderson, '35, LL.B. '37, 
Mecklenburg; B. I. Satterfield, '22, Per- 
son; and W. N. Ireland, '29, Yadkin, are 
new Representatives. 

James H. Pou Bailey, Wake Senator 
who has had previous senatorial experi- 
ence, is the husband of Piquet Pate 
Bailey, '44. Crockette Williams Hewlett, 
'33, is the wife of Addison Hewlett, Jr., 
Representative from New Hanover. 

Another new Representative is Howard 
0. Woltz, Jr., son of Howard 0. Woltz, 
Sr., '21. F. L. Gobble, Sr., father of 
Dr. F. L. Gobble, Jr., '41, is a new Sena- 
tor from Forsyth. 

Price Control Assistant 

William H. Tate, '34, Chicago, 111., and 
Washington, D. C. attorney, has begun 
his new duties as special assistant to 
Michael V. DiSalle, director of price sta- 
bilization, with offices in Washington. 

Mr. Tate, who was formerly attorney 
for the federal alcohol control adminis- 
tration in Washington and Chicago, has 
been admitted to the Bars of Illinois, 
Indiana, District of Columbia, and the 
Supreme Court of the United States. 

Mrs. Tate is the former Ruth Hart, '35. 
They have three children. 

New Shell Oil Department 

W. M. Upchureh, Jr., '31, LL.B. '36, 
is the manager of the recently formed 
Employee Publications Department in 
Shell Oil Company's head office in New 
York City. The new department was cre- 
ated in recognition of the steadily increas- 
ing importance of providing informa- 
tional and educational material to all 
Shell employees. 

Mr. Upchureh joined the Shell Develop- 
ment Company as personnel director in 
1942. Until that time he was director of 
the Duke Appointments Office and of 
Student Activities as well as manager of 
Quadrangle Pictures. Mr. Upchureh served 
in all three capacities at the same time. 
His former duties have since been broken 
down into two separate jobs. During 
one summer, he also directed the Chapel 

In 1944, Mr. Upchureh left the Shell 
position to enter the Navy. After return- 
ing in 1946, he worked in the Personnel 
Department of the Shell Development 
Company until the time of his new as- 
signment with the Employee Publications 

Service Addresses Please! 

The Alumni Office is eager to keep up with all alumni in the armed forces, even 
though it involves frequent changes. Please keep them informed. 

Christmas cards were sent to all alumni in the armed forces in the Pacific area 
for whom the office had addresses. The following letters give some idea of what 
this sort of thing means to the alumni. 

7th Infantry Division 

December 25, 1950 
Capt. Wilmer C. Betts, M.C., 059715, '46, M.D., B.S.M. '48 
Surgeon's Section 
Hq. 7th Inf. Div. 
APO #7, c/o Postmaster 
San Francisco, Calif. 

I appreciated your card very much and got a lot of pleasure out of showing my 
friends the photograph of the Chapel. It's awfully comforting to be remembered 
by friends back home; for as you can guess, Christmas here is rather dismal except 
for the thoughtful remembrances such as yours. 

Please give my very best regards to all my friends back at Duke. I hope that 
perhaps the New Year will see my return. 

Masan, S. Korea 
December 30, 1950 
Lt. (jg) Grover S. Patterson, MC USNR 497961, M.D. '47 
Hq Co, 1st Engi\ Bn., 1st Marine Div., FMF 
F. P. 0., San Francisco, Calif. 

I received your Christmas greeting and the beautiful Chapel night scene brought 
back many cherished memories. 

So far, I haven't run into any Duke friends here in the 1st Marine Division, 
though there probably are some from the Marine V-12 program. 

We landed at Inchon on September 15 and captured Seoul. From there, we 
reloaded and landed at Wonsan, proceeding to Hamhung and then to the Chosin 
Reservoir. I was not among the encircled Marines, having returned to Hamhung 
three days prior to the attack. We left Hungnam by sea and ended up here. 

The Marines form a wonderful fighting outfit. Fortunately, our own Engineer 
casualties have been light thus far. 

I'll certainly be glad to get back to civilization and my wife and daughter. 

I'd appreciate any alumni news you can send. I get the Medical Alumni News. 

Dr. Harvill Is President 
of University of Arizona 

One Duke University graduate has suc- 
ceeded another to the presidency of the 
University of Arizona. 

Dr. Richard A. Harvill, A.M. '27, for- 
mer member of the Duke economics fac- 
ulty, will assume the post of president 
next July. He will succeed J. Byron 
McCormick, S.J.D. '33, who has resigned 
the presidency to return to his professor- 
ship in the University of Arizona Law 
School. Dr. Harvill was unanimously ap- 
pointed by the state board of regents to 
fill the new post. 

A graduate (with distinction) of Mis- 
sissippi State College in 1926, he received 
his doctorate at Northwestern University 
in 1932. 

His teaching career has included in- 
structorships in economics at Mississippi 
State, and in economics and business 'ad- 

ministration at Duke. Dr. Harvill went 
to the University of Arizona in 1934 as 
assistant professor of economics, and 
after serving as visiting professor of eco- 
nomics at the University of Buffalo in 
1937-38, he remained there in an assistant 
professorship until 1939 when he returned 
to Arizona as associate professor of eco- 

In 1942-43 he was assistant district 
price executive in the Office of Price Ad- 
ministration at Phoenix; from 1943 to 
1946 he was district price executive in the 
same office. 

Dr. Harvill returned to the University 
of Arizona campus for the third time in 
1946 as dean of the graduate college and 
professor of economics. In 1947 he was 
named to his present post of dean of lib- 
eral arts. 

Mrs. Harvill is the former Geroge Lee 
Garner, A.M. '30, and they live at 1326 
East Mabel Street, Tucson, Ariz. 

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Bishop Garber Succeeds 
Retiring Bishop Peele 

Bishop Paul Neff Garber, former Duke 
University Divinity School clean, will be- 
come administrative head of the North 
Carolina and Virginia conferences of the 
Methodist Church on February 15 with 
the retirement of Bishop William Walter 
Peele, '03, from the post. Bishop Peele 
is relinquishing bis duties because of ill 

Although he will perform no official 
duties in connection with the Richmond 
area, Bishop Peele will remain on the ac- 
tive list of bishops until he is due for 
compulsory retirement because of age 
when the Southeastern Jurisdictional 
Conference of the Methodist Church 
meets in Roanoke in July, 1952. A na- 
tive of Gibson, N. C, Bishop Peele was 
assigned to the Richmond area when he 
first was elected a bishop in 1938. 

For the past six years, Bishop Garber 
has spent most of his time in turbulent 
postwar Europe as chief of the 13-nation 
Geneva area. Barred from much of his 
official territory in Central and South- 
ern Europe, he will continue to hold the 
post of bishop at Geneva while serving 
here as the acting head of the Richmond 

Bishop Garber taught church history at 
the Duke Divinity School before serving 
as dean from 1941 to 1944. Ordained as 
a Methodist minister in 1926, he was 
elected bishop in 1944 and assigned to 
the Geneva area. He is a former pastor 
of Trinity Methodist Church in Durham. 

Alumni Affairs Assistant 

Thomas D. Donegan has replaced C. 
Heber Smith, '43, who recently resigned, 
as assistant to Charles A. Dukes, '29, 
director of Alumni Affairs, and as adver- 
tising manager of the Duke Alumni 

Mr. Donegan has been doing work to- 
ward his masters degree in history at 
Duke. He is a veteran of World War II, 
having served as a Captain in the United 
States Army. Mr. Donegan, his wife, 
and their six-year-old son, Tommy, are 
living in the Westover Park Apartments, 
B-l, Durham. 

College Honors Louis Jaffe 

The entire October issue of the Trojan 
Echo, magazine of the Norfolk Division 
of Virginia State College for Negroes, 
was dedicated to the memory of Louis 
I. Jaffe, '11, because of his great interest 
in the growth of the college. 

Mr. Jaffe, editor of the Norfolk Vir- 
ginian-Pilot, died of a heart attack last 
March 12 at the Norfolk General Hos- 

pital. He was a national figure in the 
newspaper profession, and devoted much 
of his time to the advancement of the 
principles and practice of freedom, op- 
portunity and education. 

A $10,000 Louis I. Jaffe Scholarship 
Fund has been started by the college to 
perpetuate his memory. It was felt that 
Mr. Jaffe himself would prefer this to a 
floral tribute. 

Alumni Hold Local Meetings 


The North Carolina Annual Conference 
of the Methodist Church held its twelfth 
session at Queen Street Church, Kinston, 
N. C, from November 1 through 5. Dr. 
Hollis Edens gave an address on "Chris- 
tian Education Today" at the Board of 
Education anniversary. At the anniver- 
sary of the Board of Lay Activities, Dr. 
B. G. Childs of Duke was the speaker. 

Bishop W. W. Peele, presiding bishop 
of the Richmond Area, was in charge of 
the program for the Conference. Bishop 
Richard C. Raines of Indianapolis, Ind., 
was the principal speaker for the meet- 
ing; Governor W. Kerr Scott and M. G. 
Mann of Raleigh were among others who 
also spoke to the Conference. 

Six hundred ministers and laymen, of- 
ficial representatives of the Conference, 
plus several hundred visitors attended the 
five-day meeting. 


The first annual meeting of the Louis- 
ville Alumni Association was held Decem- 
ber 5 at the Louisville Boat Club. Dean 
Robert B. Cox was the principal speaker. 
Almost 50 alumni, guests, and parents of 
Duke students attended this meeting, and 
heard Dean Cox discuss what Duke is 
striving to accomplish in the way of new 
buildings, keeping full-time, experienced 
teachers, and giving the students "quality 

Officers for the coming year were 
elected at this meeting. They are Byron 
C. Grimes, '31, president; P. J. Walter 
Prince, '22, vice-president; Sam Tyler, 
'35, treasurer; Ann Markin Bethune 
(Mrs. E. P.), '48, secretary; and Frank 
Whatton, '48, correspondent. 

Everyone was well pleased with this 
first annual meeting of the newly formed 
association, and great things are expected 
from the organization. 


New officers elected by the Guilford 
County Alumni Association at their meet- 
ing in Greensboro, N. C, on December 6, 
were: Dr. R. M. Taliaferro, '41, presi- 
dent; Tim Warner, '46, vice-president; 
Claude Long, '50, secretary-treasurer; and 
Roy Booth, '31, alumni representative. 


Friday, February 16, is the date of the 
big dinner dance being planned by the 
New York City Alumni Association. A 
full roast turkey dinner will be served at 
7 p.m. in the Wedgwood Room of the 
Beekman Tower Hotel, 49th Street and 
First Avenue, New York City. A Uni- 
versity representative will be a guest at 
the affair. Following a very brief busi- 
ness meeting, the party will move to the 
ballroom for an evening of dancing. 

Seated at the speaker's table during the first animal meeting of the Louis- 
ville, Ky., Alumni Association, held at the Louisville Boat Club, were, left to 
right: James S. Pope, Jr., '48, who introduced Dean Cox, the speaker; Anne 
LeCompte Pope (Mrs. J. S.), '49; Dean Robert B. Cox, speaker; Byron C. 
Grimes, '31, newly elected president ; Mrs. Grimes ; and Everett P. Bethune, 
Jr., '48, member of the nominating committee. 


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Cage Team Starts Impressive Season 

Running through a racehorse schedule 
in its first season under the leadership of 
Coach Harold Bradley, the Duke Uni- 
versity varsity basketball team has looked 

The Duke outfit has clinched a spot in 
the hearts of the basketball fans of the 
Duke campus and surrounding territory. 
In its first home outing, the Blue Devils 
tied nationally ranking N. C. State 67-67 
at the end of the regulation game, then 
dropped a 77-71 decision in an overtime 

While the Blue Devils were expected 
to have a fair-to-good team, play at times 
thus far in the season has been nothing 
less than sensational. Biggest factor in 
the success of the team has been the bril- 
liant play of junior guard Dick Groat. 
Through the North Carolina State game 
of January 6, Groat had scored no less 
than 314 points in 13 games. 

Four times this season Groat has broken 
the Duke record for most points scored 
in a single game. Prior to this season 
the record was 30, tallied by All-America 
Ed Koffenberger in 1947. Groat scored 
31 points against Hanes Hosiery in the 
first game this season to break that mark, 
then rebroke the record with 34 points 
against Washington and Lee. His 36 
points against N. C. State reset the mark. 

Besides Groat, the most outstanding 
players for the Blue Devils have been 
Capt. Scotty York, a much improved ca- 
vorter at guard; Dick Crowder, John 
Engberg, and Bill Fleming, junior for- 
wards; Keston Deimling, the best sopho- 
more on the squad, who plays forward 
and center; Dayton Allen and Jim "Red" 
Kulpan, both junior centers; and Dick 
Johnson, a sophomore guard. 

The Blue Devils opened the season with 
a 76-71 win over Hanes Hosiery, then 
followed with a 72-60 win over the 
McCrary Eagles. Both of these teams 
downed the Devils last fall. Groat led 
the scoring against Hanes with 31, while 
Crowder dropped 15 points. Against 
McCrary, John Engberg was the top 
scorer with 15 points, while Dick Groat 
and Scotty York each had 14. 

Duke scored a 20-point win over Vir- 
ginia in its first match against college 
opposition December 9. Groat again was 
top scorer with 20 tallies. 

In games played in Virginia Military 
Institute's new gym the following week- 
end, the Duke crew remained unbeaten 

in five contests by downing V. M. I. 86- 
66 and Washington and Lee 97-69. The 
lopsided win over W. and L. constituted 
the most points ever scored by a Duke 
basketball team in a single game. 

The sensational Groat was the top 
scorer in both of the games played at 
Lexington, Va. He tallied 27 points 
against Virginia Military Institute, then 
sank a record-breaking 34 points against 
Washington and Lee. In his performance 
against the latter outfit, Groat dropped 
14 of 15 free throw attempts and had 
connected on eleven straight at halftime. 
Dick Crowder was runner-up against the 
Generals with 26 points. 

On December 22, Duke made it six 
games without defeat by edging George 
Washington at Washington 70-67. The 
Devils froze the ball the final three min- 
utes of play. Groat led the scoring with 
21 points, while Center Dayton Allen had 
13 and Keston Deimling-, soph forward, 
had 11. 

The following night against the nation's 
No. 1 team, Bradley University, at Peoria, 
111., Duke dropped its first game by 93- 
58. Groat again was top scorer, this 
time getting 26 points against the Brad- 
ley powerhouse. 

The Devils dropped an 84-69 decision 
to Colgate on opening night, but came 
back to trounce North Carolina 71-63 on 
the second day and pull the biggest sur- 
prise of the entire tourney by beating 
Tulane University 72-71 on the final day 
of the tourney. The surprising part of 
the Tulane game was that Duke trailed 
by 29 points at halftime and at one time 
during the contest trailed by 32 points. 
Dick Groat, by scoring 32 points against 
Tulane, copped the tourney scoring 
championship with a total of 71 tallies. 
He marked up 16 points against Colgate 
and 23 against rival Carolina. 

Apparently tired from a tough sched- 
ule, the Devils dropped their next three 
engagements. Canisius won 69-57 on 
New Year's Day in a game played at 
Buffalo, N. Y. and two days later against 
Penn, the Quakers won 85-76. Against 
Canisius Groat took off high scoring hon- 
ors with 11, but it was his poorest night's 
work of the season. Deimling and York 
were runners-up in the scoring against 
Canisius with ten points apiece. Against 
Pennsylvania, Groat was high scorer with 
23, while sub center Jim "Red" Kulpan 
was runner-up with 15. 

The loss to N. C. State was the most 
heart-breaking of the season. Duke led 
by eight points near the end — the Devils' 
first lead of the game — but the State crew 
tied the count at 67-67 with less than a 
minute to go and the score ended that 
way. State won easily 77-71 in the over- 
time period. Duke fans had one consola- 
tion out of the loss, however. In that, 
their Dick Groat outscored Sam Ranzino, 
the State ace, 36 to 32. 

A field goal from near mid-court by 
Captain Scotty York with only ten sec- 
onds left in the game gave the Blue Devils 
their winning margin in a 60-58 victory 
over South Carolina. Dick Groat led the 
Duke scoring with 21 points, while Dick 
Crowder had nine and Red Kulpan had 
eight. Slim Jim Slaughter, six feet, elev- 
en inch center, paced the South Carolina 
scoring by ringing 34 points. 

Duke won another thriller at home on 
January 13 by edging West Virginia 77- 
73 as Groat again led the Duke individual 
scoring by hooping 28 points, including 
ten free throws. West Virginia's high 
man was big Mark Workman, six-nine 
center, who sank 22 tallies. 

Duke was upset by a scrappy band of 
William and Mary Indians in their last 
game prior to exams. William and Mary 
won 74-57 on its home court, sophomore 
forward Bill Chambers leading the upset 
by sinking 28 points. Duke's high scorer 
was Groat again, but he was held to 16 
points. Bill Fleming had 12 points and 
runner-up honors for Duke. 


Jan. 13 — Virginia Tech, here 

Feb. 5 — Georgia Tech, here 

Feb. 15 — Davidson, there 

Feb. 23 — Washington and Lee, there 

Feb. 24— V. M. I., there 

Feb. 28— North Carolina, here 

Jan. 8 — William and Mary, here 

Jan. 12 — Virginia Tech, there 

Jan. 13— V. M. L, there 

Feb. 3— W. and M. (Norfolk division), 

Feb. 8 — Pennsylvania, there 

Feb. 9 — Williams College, there 

Feb. 20— N. C. State, here 

Feb. 22-24 — Conference meet at Chapel 


Feb. 17 — North Carolina, here 

Feb. 23 — Maryland, here 

March 3 — North Carolina, there 

March 10 — Georgia Tech, there 

March 17 — Maryland, there 

March 24 — Conference championships 

at Chapel Hill 
March 30-31 — National meet at Ann 

Arbor, Mich. 

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Death of Coach Gerard Mourned by Many 

The death of Kenneth C. (Gerry) 
Gerard on January 17 was mourned by 
the entire University community and by 
the hundreds of alumni who were counted 
among his many friends. 

"Gerry" Gerard relinquished his post 
as cage coach just this year to take a 

Geret Gerard 

leave of absence due to ill health. For 
many months he had been under the con- 
stant care of a physician and for the past 
few weeks he had been in a critical con- 

The death of the popular coach, who 
was also one of the South's top athletic 
officials, occasioned sincere and glowing 
tribute to his fine character and splendid 
sportsmanship in newspapers throughout 
the region of the Southern Conference. 
The attention devoted by newspapers to 
his death and past career was a profound 
testimony of Gerry's multitude of friends 
and the esteem in which he was always 

Twice during the past three years, as 
Blue Devil cage coach, Gerard took teams 
that were plagued by ill luck and a lack 
of material into the finals of the South- 
ern Conference Basketball Tournament, 
and won for himself honors as Confer- 
ence Coach of the Year. Although during 
his eight years at the helm of the Blue 
Devil cagers he won two conference 
championships and went to the tourna- 
ment finals six times, these last three 
years gave unimpeachable evidence of his 
courage and will to fight. 

For during these last years recurrent 
illness and a major operation created con- 
stant fear that "Gerry" might never re- 

cover from the ailment that eventually 
caused his death. 

Typical of the tribute paid him 
throughout the South were these remarks 
by his University colleagues: 

President Hollis Edens said, ''Coach 
Gerard lived and worked in the highest 
tradition of good sportsmanship and his 
quiet courage and innate goodness won 
the respect of those who knew him." 

"Gerry Gerard's colleagues everywhere 
have lost a good and great friend," E. M. 
Cameron, director of athletics said. "On 
or off the playing fields he was always the 
'good sport.' He was never too busy 
to do a favor or pass along a kind word. 
He was always the good friend, and in 
consequence his friends were legion." 

Southern Conference Commissioner and 
former Duke football coach, "Wallace 
Wade said : "It has rarely been my for- 
tune to have worked and lived with such 
a man. His life is an example to all of 
us and the people of this region and all 
over the Xation will never forget him.'' 

Funeral services were held in the Duke 
University Chapel on January 18, with 
Dr. H. E. Spenee, professor of Biblical 
Literature, and Profesor James T. 
Cleland. preacher to the University, offi- 
ciating. Assisting were the Reverend 
R. E. Brown and the Reverend Kelsey 
Regen. Interment was in the new section 
of Maplewood Cemetery. 

Born at Mishawaka, Ind., on July 14, 
1903, Gerard was an outstanding athlete 
in high school there. He entered the 
University of Illinois in the fall of 1925, 
and soon became a star at track and foot- 
ball. He was a member of the Phi Gama 
Delta fraternity. 

He was graduated with a B.S. degree 
in physical education from Illinois in 
1928. After coaching for a year at 
Athens (Pa.) High School, he returned 
to Illinois as an instructor in physical 
education. In 1931 he came to Duke as 
an instructor in physical education and 
as director of intramural athletics. 

He established at Duke an intramural 
athletic program that is now ranked as 
one of the best in the nation. In 1935 he 
organized and coached the first Duke soc- 
cer team, and in 1943 he became basket- 
ball coach when Coach Eddie Cameron 
moved up as athletic director and war- 
time head football coach. 

Gerry's success in basketball was phe- 
nomenal. In eight years, his Duke teams 
went to the finals of the Southern Con- 
ference tournaments six times and won 
two championships. He was named 
"Coach of the Year" twice during the 
last three seasons. 

He was made an honorary member of 
the Duke Chapter of ODK, national lead- 
ership fraternity. 

Coach Gerard was past president of 
the Southern Conference Football Offi- 
cials Association and was rated the num- 
ber one football referee in the Conference. 
He officiated at Conference basketball 
games before he began coaching, and was 
in great demand as a track official. He 
also did play-by-play radio announcing 
of basketball games. 

In 1935, Coach Gerard married Ellen 
Moses, '29, of Norfolk, Va., who survives. 
Other survivors are his two daughters, 
Joan, 14, and Nancy, 7; his mother, Mrs. 
W. C. Gerard, of Mishawaka, Ind.; a 
sister, Mrs. William L. Pippenger, of 
Mishawaka ; and a niece, Carol Pippen- 
ger, of Mishawaka. 

Dick Crowder Chosen 
Athlete of the Week 

A record number of West Virginia re- 
bounds and a substantial contribution of 
points and rebounds in the South Caro- 
lina game won the Greensboro Daily Neius 
Athlete of the Week award for Dick 
Crowder recently. 

In these days of the high scoring play- 
ers, those boys who score less than 20 
points in a game often find themselves in 
the "also played" sentences of basketball 
reports. But Dick took at least half of 
the 36 rebounds the Blue Devils snared 
in the West Virginia game, which ended 
77-73 in Duke's favor. According to many 
observers, this turned the tide in the im- 
portant Southern Conference contest, for 

West Virginia's ace Mark Workman gets 
most of his points with tap-ins and under- 
the-basket shots. 

Harold Bradley, Duke basketball coach, 
said : "Crowder's fine play, especially in 
getting the ball off the defensive back- 
board, helped immeasurably in the victory 
over West Virginia. If he continues to 
play as well as that he will be one of our 
most valuable men." 

Dick's scoring average was not bad 
during the week either, for he made 18 
points against West Virginia, and nine 
against South Carolina. He took 10 re- 
bounds in the 60-58 conquest of the South 
Carolina, team. 

A six-foot, 195-pounder, Dick Crowder 
comes from High Point, N. C. He is 
secretary of the men's student government 
at Duke, and is a pre-ministerial student. 


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rVii*f»f» F^enitivp Posts 

M. Ill *_^V^ -■— '- 

Three members of the English depart- 
ment have been named to executive posts 
in the South Atlantic Modern Language 

Dr. R. Florence Brinkley, dean of the 
Woman's College and professor of Eng- 
lish, was named chairman of the English 
Section. Dr. Francis E. Bowman, asso- 
ciate professor, was elected president of 
the Section on Teaching of English, and 
Dr. Lewis Leary, professor of American 
Literature, was elected secretary of the 
American Literature Section. 

Dr. Crum Elected 

Dr. Mason Crum, associate professor 
of Biblical literature, has been elected to 
membership in the South Carolina Circle 
of Omieron Delta Kappa, national lead- 
ership honor society. 

Dr. Crum, a native of South Carolina, 
is well known in the field of religious 
education and a frequent contributor to 
leading periodicals. He is also the author 
of a number of works including Gullali: 
A Story of Negro Life in the Caroline 
Sea Islands, The Project Method in Be- 
ligious Education, and The Story of Lake 

Dr. Sponer Presents 
Paper at Cambridge 

Dr. Hertha Sponer, professor of phys- 
ics, presented a paper on electronic levels 
in naphthalene at a meeting of the Fara- 
day Society at Cambridge University, 
England, during a recent tour of Europe. 

Collaborating with Dr. Sponer in prep- 
aration of the paper was the late Dr. 
Gertrude P. Nordheirn, former Duke part- 
time instructor in physics and wife of 
Dr. Lothar W. Nordheirn, professor of 

During the tour, Dr. Sponer lectured 
at universities in Lund, and Stockholm, 
Sweden, and Uppsala in Norway. 

Grant Awarded 
Dr. Kempner 

Dr. Walter Kempner, associate profes- 
sor of medicine and noted specialist in 
the rice diet treatment for high blood 
pressure, has been awarded a $40,949 
research grant. 

The funds will be used for continued 

research by Dr. Kempner and his asso- 
ciates in studies of hypertension and dis- 
eases causing hardening of the arteries. 
The U. S. Public Health Service made 
the award on the recommendation of the 
National Advisory Heart Council. 

Placement Association Head 

Miss Fannie Y. Mitchell, director of 
the Appointments Office, was recently 
elected president of the Southern College 
Placement Officers' Association for the 
coming year. 

Miss Mitchell and other officers were 
elected as the Association ended its fourth 
annual convention in Miami Beach, Fla. 

Dr. Proctor Resigns 
as Education Head 

Dr. Arthur M. Proctor, '10, professor 
of education, recently resigned as acting 
chairman of the Department of Education 
because of ill health, and Dr. John W. 
Carr, Jr., '15, was appointed to succeed 

In speaking of Dr. Proctor's resigna- 
tion, Dr. Edens said, "The weight of his 
many duties made it necessary for Dr. 
Proctor to ask relief. Fortunately he has 
agreed to remain on as professor of edu- 
cation." Dr. Proctor has been a member 
of the Duke staff since 1923. 

Dr. Carr, who has been on the faculty 
since 1926, has assumed two other posts 
in addition to his duties as acting chair- 
man : director of graduate studies in the 
department and assistant director of the 
Summer Session. 

The new chairman, a specialist in the 
field of child education and a frequent 
and well-known contributor to national 
education journals and other publications, 
was principal of the Advance and West 
Durham Schools before coming to Duke. 
He also served as superintendent of the 
Schools of Durham County from 1920-24. 

Arts Council 
Receives $5,000 

A gift of $5,000 from an anonymous 
benefactor for improved art exhibition 
facilities was announced recently by Mrs. 
Calvin B. Hoover, president of the Duke 
Arts Council. 

The money will be used to replace in- 
adequate gallery lighting and provide the 
latest, ultra-modern fluorescent lighting 
fixtures. According to Dr. Katharine E. 
Gilbert, professor of philosophy and chair- 
man of the Department of Aesthetics, 
Art, and Music, present lighting provides 

only 20 per cent of the illumination nec- 
essary to show the paintings to best ad- 

In addition to improved lighting, the 
gift will provide for the installation of 
six metal and glass constructed museum 
eases. These will be used to exhibit 
ceramics and textile art, old manuscripts 
and other similar objects. Special locks 
will safeguard valuables lent for display. 

A number of major events are sched- 
uled by the Council for the coming 
months. On February 2 there will be 
an exhibit of water color paintings by the 
modern Swiss artist Paul Klee. At the 
time of his death, several years ago, Mr. 
Klee had gained world renown as one of 
the greatest of modern painters. His 
works are highly valued by connoisseurs. 
The Council's exhibit will consist of a 
number of the artist's works loaned by 
Dr. Joseph A. McClain, Dean of the 
School of Law. Other Klee water colors 
will be supplied by Yale University and 
the Phillips Gallery, Washington. 

The Arts Council is sponsoring a con- 
cert in April by two nationally known 
vocalists : Miss Norma Heyde, soprano, 
of the University of Michigan, and Wil- 
liam Hess, tenor, of New York City. They 
will be accompanied by the Duke Cham- 
ber Orchestra under the direction of 
Allan H. Bone, assistant professor of 

Du Pont Awards 

Duke University, along with several 
other institutions in the country, has been 
awarded a post-graduate fellowship in 
chemistry by E. I. du Pont de Nemours 
and Company, Inc., of Wilmington, Del. 

Selection of candidates for fellowships 
and choice of projects are left up to the 
universities receiving the awards. Each 
of the post-graduate fellowships provides 
$1,400 for a single person or $2,100 for 
a married person, together with an award 
of $1,200 to the university for the next 
academic year. 

Granting of the fellowships continues 
a company plan to encourage graduate 
research in chemistry. It has been ex- 
tended to take in several other fields also. 
The du Pont Company' has made 78 post- 
graduate awards and post-doctoral fel- 
lowships to 47 universities, and grants- 
in-aid to 10 universities to "stock-pile" 
knowledge through the advancement of 
fundamental research. It is expected that 
the program will help maintain the flow 
of technically trained men and women 
into teaching and research work at uni- 
versities and into technical positions in 

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Unique Chapel View 

This latest aerial photograph featuring 
a new angle of view of the Gothic beauty 
which characterizes the Duke University 
Chapel has been presented to the Uni- 
versity by Mr. Wyman Viall. 

An aerial photographer from Raleigh, 
N. C.,"Mr. Viall made the oil tinted print, 
a 20 by 24 inch mount in a gold 34 by 36 
inch frame, which now hangs over the 
fireplace in the West Campus Union 

The picture offers a different artistic 
perspective of the qualities of height, 
massiveness and disposition, and empha- 
sizes the cruciform plan, formed by the 
transepts and nave, that is typical of 
medieval European ecclesiastical archi- 

Each new Chapel picture is in some 
way different, in some way displays an- 
other aspect of the intricate grandeur of 
the structure. 

Alumni who desire copies of the photo- 
graph may obtain information about them 
by writing to Mr. Wyman Viall, Aero- 
pix, 8% West Hargett Street, Raleigh, 
N. C. 



By Costen J. Harrell, '06, D.D. '40. 

Abingdon- Cokesbury Press. 

Dr. Harrell, '06, D.D. '40, bishop of 
the Charlotte, N. C, area of the Meth- 
odist Church, has published a new edition 
of his many inspirational observations in 
Friends of God. The book, consisting of 
43 brief meditations, each followed by a 
prayer, was brought out on September 5. 

Bishop Harrell deplores the tendency 
"to excuse sin by explaining it." He 
points out that excuses do not excuse, 
stating: "Of late we have become ex- 
perts in this business. Some of our false 
modern prophets are telling us with an 
air of superiority that our behavior is 
chargeable to our inheritance; that we 
are caught in the stream of life and are 
no more responsible for what we do than 
driftwood on a river." 

He goes on to say, "Faddists are dis- 
posed to attribute all evil deeds and tend- 
encies to physical disorders. But how 
account for the fact that the physically 
whole are sometimes moral reprobates? 
Others excuse the wrongdoer on the 
ground of unfavorable environment. And 

yet profligates and criminals come out 
of godly homes, as the rankest weeds 
grow in the richest soil. Or perhaps 
weak sentimentalism dulls our moral 
sense. We pity the culprit until he be- 
comes a martyr in our eyes. We sen- 
timentalize the fallen and weave their sins 
into a romance. But 'all the perfumes 
of Arabia will not sweeten' the hand of 
a murderer, nor all our maudlin tears 
change a wrong into a right." 

Dr. Harrell also holds degrees from 
Vanderbilt University and Randolph- 
Macon College, and is a trustee at Emory 
University. In more than 40 years of 
service he has held pastorates in Vir- 
ginia, Georgia, and Tennessee. 

Among Bishop Harrell's other books 
are The Way of the Transgressor, The 
Radiant Heart, The Prophets of Israel, 
In the School of Prayer, The Bible: Its 
Origin and Growth, and The Word of 
His Grace. 


Costen J. Harrell, '06, D.D. '40, and 
Mack B. Stokes, B.D. '35, contributors. 
Abingdon-Cokesbury Press. 
Two Duke alumni, Bishop Costen J. 

Harrell, '06, D.D. '40, and Mack B. 

Stokes, B.D. '35, are among the authors 

of an important new book, Fruits of 

Faith, a comprehensive symposium edited 
by J. Richard Spann and published on 
September 5. 

Dr. Harrell, bishop of the Charlotte, 
N. C, area of the Methodist Church, and 
Mr. Stokes, professor of theology, Emory 
University, are members of a panel of 18 
outstanding writers who pooled many 
years' experience in the fields of preach- 
ing, teaching, counseling, church and col- 
lege administration, prison reform, and 
labor relations to write a volume on the 
unequaled impact of Christianity on 
world culture. 

The theme of the book is well expressed 
in the words of John Frederick Olson, 
professor at Syracuse University : "Chris- 
tianity is a creed for heroes. . . . Cen- 
turies of experience have only deepened 
Christian confidence. There have been 
those who were despairing and hopeless — ■ 
as for example, Jerome, who, from the 
security of a Palestinian monastery, 
watched the Roman Empire collapse. 
But more courageous souls have formed 
our faith . . . heroic realists ready in the 
face of apparent disaster to call for a 
city of God, raised on the ashes of the 

The book is divided into three sections 
on: (1) The Faith, (2) Fruits in the 
Individual, and (3) Fruits in Society. 


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Ecu aid Press 

Dr. Hugh T. Lefler, '21, A.M. '22, is 
co-author of a new history, The United 
States: A Survey of National Develop- 
ment, just published by The Ronald 

Dr. Lefler, who for some years headed 
the Department of History at North 
Carolina State College, is professor of 
History at the University of North Caro- 

The United States is a textbook for 
college courses in American History. It 
is characterized not only by expert syn- 
thesis and interpretation, but by an 
abundance of detailed factual informa- 
tion. It will be useful on the shelves of 
the alumnus as well as in the classroom 
of the undergraduate. 

A historian of substantial reputation. 
Dr. Lefler has published numerous works 
in his field. They include The Papers of 
Walter Clark and The Growth of North 
Carolina. At present he is engaged in 
compiling the records of the vice-admiral- 
ty court of colonial North Carolina, an 
undertaking commissioned by the Ameri- 
can Historical Association. 


By Helen Smith Bevington 
Houghton Mifflin 

Mrs. Helen Smith Bevington, assistant 
professor of English, has recently pub- 
lished a lighthearted collection of sophis- 
ticated verse. Gay and gracious, the 
poems contain a kind of intellectual play- 
fulness that is usually light in texture 
but often deep and very literate. 

She comments on diverse subjects rang- 
ing from witty reflections on eighteenth 
century literary figures to personal and 
serious recollections of her childhood. 
There are poems of airplane flights at 
night, landscapes, and scholars; there is 
a girl in a jeep and a homesick child in 
a railroad car. Whether it is the eccen- 
tricities of Sam Johnson, the Third Ave- 
nue "L," or "19 Million Elephants," the 
dextrous Mrs. Bevington handles all with 
equal felicity. 

Mrs. Bevington, who is the author of 
a previous book of humorous verse en- 
titled Dr. Johnson's Waterfall and Other 
Poems, has taught English at Duke since 


By Dr. Juan Castellano 

Dr. Juan Castellano, associate profes- 
sor of Romance Languages, has written 

a true-to-life account of a trip by jeep 
from one end of South America to the 
other. Composed in Spanish especially 
for the use of intermediate language stu- 
dents in college, the narrative is mostly in 
dialogue form and is both amusing and 
informative in its description of South 

The book is a personal chronicle of Dr. 
Castellano's adventures on a journey 
taken in 1947 with a friend, Dr. George 
N. Mayhew, from Vanderbilt University. 
Traveling from Caracas, Venezuela, the 
two professors motored some 8,000 miles 
through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bo- 
livia, Chile, and Argentina. Their ex- 
periences ranged from misunderstandings 
with the Venezuelan customs officials to 
the problem of obtaining automobile tires 
in remote localities. 

Stressing idiomatic Spanish of value to 
students, the book contains a vocabulary 
and exercises by Mrs. Marjorie Carter 
Dillingham, a former Duke faculty mem- 
ber. Tentative plans have been made for 
publication of a popularized English 


By John Cline, '17, A.M. '40, Ph.D. '48 

The Reverend John Cline, '17, A.M. '40, 
Ph.D. '48, of Carthage, N. C, has pub- 
lished a book of his own poetry. The 
Lights of Home contains 300 poems on as 
many different subjects. 

The title poem is indicative of the gen- 
eral contents of the book. It deals with 
the simple yet meaningful joys of home 
as a haven of rest, a pillar of strength, a 
luring light to guide in the darkness, a 
forecast of permanent happiness in a 
future home. A perusal of the table of 
contents indicates the widespread inter- 
ests which are treated : Faith and Wis- 
dom, Neighborly Chats, October Days, 
Palaces of Prayer, Excuse-Makers, and 
hundreds of others dealing with almost 
every phase of the manifold interests of 

The book has the rather odd arrange- 
ment of publishing the poems as they 
were written chronologically, rather than 
by topics. Since the book is to a great 
extent the expression of Dr. Cline's reac- 
tions to life, it is quite fitting that this 
arrangement should be followed since it 
shows the ripening wisdom and maturing 
reactions of the author. 

JThe reader is able to look through Dr. 
Cline's eyes at life's simple, beautiful and 
glorious experiences and feel with the 
author the emotions which a minister feels 

as he enters into partnership with both 
his people and his Maker in interpreting 
life. The book should provide thoroughly 
enjoyable reading. 


By Dr. Richard L. Watson 
University of Chicago Press 

Dr. Richard L. Watson, assistant pro- 
fessor of history, is a major contributor 
to the fourth volume of the projected 
seven- volume war history, The Army Air 
Forces in World War II, just released by 
the University of Chicago Press. The 
history is a comprehensive account of 
Air Force organization, war plans, and 
development of new equipment, as well 
as combat operations. 

Dr. Watson, who was a major in the 
Army Air Force Historical Division serv- 
ing as project director of research on the 
history of the war in the Southwest 
Pacific area, has written a four-chapter 
account of the air arm's part in the mid- 
dle phase of the South and Southwest 
Pacific campaigns. Collaborating with 
Dr. Watson on one of the chapters was 
Kramer J. Rohfleisch of the history de- 
partment at San Diego College, San 
Diego, Calif. 

Another Duke faculty member, Dr. Ar- 
thur B. Ferguson, assistant professor of 
history, has written several chapters on 
strategic bombing for Volumes I and II 
of the Air Force history. Dr. Watson 
also contributed extensively to the first 
two volumes. 

Co-editor of the project is Dr. Wesley 
Frank Craven, '26, A.M. '27, professor 
of history at Princeton University. 

Alumnae Week End 

(Continued from page 9) 

6 :30 p.m. on Friday, April 6, followed by 
a lecture in Page Auditorium. A coffee 
hour will give the alumnae an opportunity 
to visit together after the lecture. 

A highlight of the full program of ac- 
tivities planned for Saturday will be the 
Alumnae Association tea honoring seniors 
in the Woman's College and the School of 

A committee of Durham alumnae in 
charge of room reservations, announces 
that plenty of private rooms will be 
available for the week end and will be 
reserved for those sending in advanced 
registration. This should be made as soon 
as possible after the program is published. 

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1. Carol Alexander. Stewart M. Alexander, Jr., '41. Lex- 
ington, X. C. 

2. Richard Allen Bailey. Bette Jane Bailey. George 
Robert Bailey. Martha Culbertson BaileY, '37. G. Robert 
Bailey, '37. Baldwin, X. T. 

3. Betsy Loftus. Barbara Jesehke Loftus, '44. Frank Lof- 
tus, '44. Milwaukee, Wis. 

4. Christine Rhodes Behrens. Eric Kindler Behrens. 
Helen Kindler Behrens (Mrs. R, H.), '46. Stuttgart, 

o. Robert Brandon Smith, III. Richard Ballenger Smith, 

Jr. Carol Basset Smith, '43. Capt. Richard B. Smith, '43. 
Quantico, Va. 

6. Palmer Robeson. Stuart Robeson, Jr. James Robeson. 
Stuart H. Robeson, '31. Washington, D. C. 

7. "Chip" Parkhurst. Gay' Parkhurst. Roy Parkhurst. 
Margaret Powers Parkhurst (Mrs. T. D.), '42. T. D. 
Parkhurst. Milwaukee, Wis. 

8. Elizabeth Anne Phillips. Preson P. Phillips, Jr., B.S. 
& A.M. '43. Mrs. Phillips. Greenville, S. C. Grand- 
mother: Elizabeth Evelyn Jones Phillips (Mrs. P. P.), '14. 

9. Robin Heller. Richard Heller. Morton A. Heller, '42. 
Mrs. Heller. Jackson Heights, X. Y. 


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Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 



R. Dwight Ware, '22, Asheville, N. C. 
J. W. Braxton, B.D. '32, Elkin, N. C. 
Louisa Hooker Bourne (Mrs. C. W.), '33, 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Edna Taylor Poindexter (Mrs. C. C), '17, 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Tina Fussell Wilson (Mrs. L. A.), '21, Rose 

Hill, N. C. 
Iva Jennette Carver (Mrs. M. J.), '24, 

Rougemont, N. C. 
Thelma Albright, A.M. '37, Charlotte, N. C. 
Alma Hull, '36, Charlotte, N. C. 
Rev. Preson P. Phillips, Jr., B.S.&A.M. '43, 

Greenville, S. C. 
Jacqueline Lentz Carriker (Mrs. H. H.), 

'41, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
William H. Elder, Jr., '42, Levittown, L. I., 

N. Y. 
Robert A. Duncan, '50, Charlotte, N. C. 
Mary G. Shotwell, '06, Oxford, X. C. 
Ida Shaw Appehvhite Barber (Mrs. W. L.), 

'36, Charlotte, N. C. 
Mary Anna Howard, '31, Durham, N. C. 

Mildred Crawley, R.N.&B.S.N. '44, B.S. 
N.Ed. '49, Durham, N. C. 

Coma Cole Willard (Mrs. W. B.), '22, Ra- 
leigh, N. C. 

Betty Jean Culbreth, '48, Raleigh, N. C. 

C. W. Perdue, '50, Norfolk, Va. 

Billy Ritchie Wharton (Mrs. G. W.), '37, 
Durham, N. C. 

George W. Wharton, Jr., B.S. '35, Ph.D. '39, 
Durham, N. C. 

Ben L. Smith, '16, Greensboro, N. C. 

William M. Werber, '30, Washington, D. C. 

Lt. Eric F. O'Briant, '50, Hamilton AFB, 

Richard P. Spencer, '42, Palto Alto, Calif. 

Kenmore M. Brown, '47, Atlanta, Ga. 

Cora Mecum, '26, Walkertown, N. C. 

Robert B. Yudell, '50, Durham, N. C. 

W. Lemuel Clegg, '24, Burlington, N. C. 

John W. Hartman, '44, Darien, Conn. 

C. Turner Foster, '34, Manakin, Va. 

Charles T. Thrift, Jr., '30, A.M. '32, B.D. 
'33, Lakeland, Fla. 

Classes holding reunions at Commence- 
ment, 1951, will be as follows: '01, '10, '11, 
'12, '26, '35, '36, '37, '41, '49. 

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President : Bernice Rose 

Class Agent: Sam H. Lee 
LEE E. COOPER, real estate editor of the 
New York Times, received top national 
honors among metropolitan newspapers for 
outstanding coverage of realty news for the 
past year. Decision of the judges was 
unanimous. He received the scroll at the 
annual dinner of the National Association 
of Real Estate Editors in November. It is 
the second time that the Times and Mr. 
Cooper have won the national award. The 
citation read : "Chosen for its extensive and 
thorough coverage of the real estate field, 
for its general presentation, the excellence 
of its layout and illustrative material, and 
its conservative treatment of editorial and 
advertising content." 

'26 . 

President : Edward L. Cannon 
Class Agent: George P. Harris 
pastor of the Harrisonburg, Va., Methodist 
Church from 1946 to 1950, has been ap- 
pointed pastor of the Centenary Methodist 
Church, Lynchburg, Va. In addition to his 
duties as pastor at Harrisonburg, Mr. 
Blackwell was associate professor of Bibli- 
cal Literature in Madison College for the 
past three years. 

Last fall ROBERT L. JEROME, '26, B.D. 
'29, was transferred from Centenary Meth- 
odist Church in New Bern, N. C, where he 
had been pastor for five years, to First 
Methodist Church in Elizabeth City, N. C. 

'28 » 

President : Robert L. Hatcher 
Class Agent: E. Clarence Tilley 
JOHN C. BURWELL, JR., '28, M.D. '34, 
of 101 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, N. O, is 
an obstetrician and gynecologist. He has 
three children, John Cole, Jr., 10, Jean 
Deost, 7, and James Henry, 5. 
Third Avenue, Gastonia, N. C, is a secre- 
tary for Gray and Daniel, Inc. 
W. T. HAMLIN is the Pacific Coast sales 
manager for the B.C. Remedy Company. 
The Hamlins and their two children, Char- 
lotte and Tommy, live at 709 Manlsby Drive, 
Whittier, Calif. 

H. G.), who lives at 2513 Berkley Place, 
Greensboro, N. C, is an assistant professor 
at Guilford College. She has a thirteen- 
year-old daughter, Sue. 

M.) is living on a farm near Pantego, N. C. 
The Pauls have a two-year-old son, Lewis 
Whitford Paul, II. 

Miss Charlotte Purcell and E. CLARENCE 
TILLEY, '28, M.Ed. '33, were married in a 
private family ceremony at the home of the 
bride on December 15. They live at 1212 
Carolina Avenue in Durham. 

*29 > 

President: Edwin S. Yarbrough, Jr. 

Class Agent: T. Spruill Thornton 
R. HAROLD ELLISON, who lives at 1954 
Robin Hood Road, Winston-Salem, N. C, is 
telegraph editor for the Twin City Sentinel. 

of Wilson, N. C, manages the Faulkner 
Neon and Electric Corporation. He is di- 
rector of Post T, T.P.A., an international 
counsellor of Lions International, and vice 
chairman of the Wilson District of Boy 
Scouts. The Faulkners, who live at 1600 
Branch Street, have four children, Suzanne, 
Littlejohn, Jr., Claude McCullen, and Nellie 

is with the W. L. Robinson Tobacco Co. in 
Durham. His wife is the former Josephine 
Britt, and they have two children, Robert 
M., Jr., 6, and Martha Moore, 2. The John- 
sons live at 2411 Pickett Road. 
JR., who live at 3225 Surry Road, Durham, 
have announced the birth of a son, Stuart 
Johnson, on December 10. 


President: John Calvin Dailey 
Class Agent : C. H. Livengood, Jr. 
STUART H. ROBESON is a lawyer with 
offices at 1726 Pennsylvania Avenue, N. W., 
Washington 6, D. C. He and Mrs. Robeson 
have three sons, Palmer, Stuart, Jr., and 
James, whose picture appears on the Sons 
and Daughters Page of this issue. 

'32 » 

President: Robert D. (Shank) Warwick 
Class Agent: Edward G. Thomas 
MARGARET G. BLEDSOE, of Apartment 
215, 1220 N. Troy Street, Arlington, Va., 
is a research assistant for the National 
Geographic Society, Washington, D. C. She 
is the third woman in the history of the 
magazine to be listed on the masthead. 
and their family have moved from Gaines- 
ville, Fla., to Greensboro, N. C, where 
Meredith has purchased "The College Shop" 
on Tate Street. Their home address is 508 
Willowbrook Drive. 

FLOYD M. RIDDICK, '32, Ph.D. '35, repre- 
sented Duke University on October 28 at the 
inauguration of Richard Daniel Weigle as 
President of St. John's College, Annapolis, 
Md. He is Senate Editor of the Congres- 
sional Digest, Senate Section. His office 
is Room 71, Capitol Building, Washington, 
D. C. 

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President: John D. Minter 
Class Agent: Lawson B. Knott, Jr. 
Last fall WALLY F. J. WEMYSS organ- 
ized the A.N.M.C., which is covering service 
installations of the armed forces in the 
eastern part of the state of New York on 
a line of carefully selected items relating 
to the tobacco industry and allied lines. 
Headquarters are at 162 West Hill Road, 
New York City. Wally joined the Ameri- 
can Tobacco Company's sales staff after 
Shis days at Duke and continued this con- 
nection until World War II. Following a 
ifour-year service in the Navy, he became a 
member of the Regent cigarette sales staff, 
resigning last summer in order to begin his 
present work. 

'34 » 

President: The Reverend Robert M. Bird 
Class Agent: Charles S. Rhyne 
is a dermatologist, practicing in Jackson- 
ville, Fla. He and Mrs. Farrington and 
their two children, Kirby, 2, and Allison, 5 
months, live at 1717 Woodmere Drive, Jack- 
sonville 5. 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1951 

President: John Moorhead 
Class Agent: James L. Newsom 
Twin sons, William Alexander, and Donald 
Wadsworth, III, were born on October 12 to 
Mr. D. W. McArthur, Jr., and MRS. Mc- 
mailing address is Box 32, Cocoa, Fla. 


President: Dr. Joe S. Hiatt, Jr. 

Class Agents: James H. Johnston, Clif- 
ford W. Perry, R. Zack Thomas, Jr. 
On September 4 of last year, JOSIE BRUM- 
FIELD was married in Panama City, Pana- 
ma, to Comdr. Mason Morris, Jr., MC, USN, 
a graduate of the University of Southern 
California and Georgetown Medical School. 
Their address is U. S. Naval Hospital No. 
720, c/o Fleet Post Office, New York, N. Y. 
WALTER P. BUDD, JR., of Durham, is 
the vice-president of the Budd-Piper Roofing 
Company. A charter member of the Durham 
Junior Chamber of Commerce, W. P. was 
named head of the 1951 March of Dimes 
campaign in Durham, sponsored by the 

PHILIP H. KIRKLAND and his wife be- 
came parents of a son, Philip Wenford, on 
September 10. They live at 2803 Elgin 
Street, Durham, and Phil works in the Duke 
Station Post Office. 

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Next Reunion: Commencement, 1951 
President: Thomas F. Southgate, Jr. 
Class Agent : William F. Womble 
RICHARD E. AUSTIN of 4291 West 196th 
Street, Fairview 16, Ohio, is staff assistant 
to the division manager of Westinghouse 
Electric Corporation, lighting division. He 

is also the president of the Cleveland Chap- 
ter of the National Association of Cost 

The Baileys, Richard Allen, Bette Jane, and 
George Robert, Jr., whose picture is on the 
Sons and Daughters Page this month, are 
the children of G. ROBERT and MARTHA 
CULBERTSON BAILEY. Their home ad- 
dress is 2 Derby Road, Baldwin, N. Y. Bob 
is president of the Sterling Casket Hard- 
ware Company in Maspeth, N. Y. 
JOSEPH W. RILEY and his family, which 
includes Petey, 8, and Billy, 7, have moved 
from Ardmore, Pa., to 195 Overlook Drive, 
Milbrook, Greenwich, Conn. MRS. RILEY 
is the former DOROTHY CREERY, '39. 
Joe was recently made vice president of 
Nedick's, Inc., and a member of the Board 
of Directors. 

WILLIAM F. WOMBLE, '37, LL.B. '39, of 
Winston-Salem, N. O, son of B. S. 
WOMBLE, '04, is a member of the Council 
of the Junior Bar Conference of the Ameri- 
can Bar Association for the Fourth Judicial 
Circuit. The Fourth Circuit comprises the 
states of Maryland, Virginia, West Vir- 
ginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. 

'38 o- 

President: Russell Y. Cooke 
Class Agent: William M. Courtney 
A daughter was born on November 29 to 
B. TROY FERGUSON, JR., and Mrs. Fer- 
guson, whose address is 5 Brooklands, 
Bronxville, N. Y. 

Miss Rachel Nancy Hoover became the bride 
of JOHN ALLEN KIMBRELL in a cere- 
mony at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 
Charlotte, N. C, on October 22. Mrs. Kim- 
brell is a graduate of East Carolina Teach- 
ers College, and prior to her marriage was 
a member of the faculty of the State School 
for the Blind at Raleigh, N. C. John is 
now affiliated with the Kimbrell Furniture 
Stores, and the couple is making their home 
at 200 North Laurel Avenue, Charlotte. 
DONALD) and her husband, who is execu- 
tive secretary of Central Virginia Industries, 
live in the Chestnut Hill Apartments in 
Lynchburg, Va. Marguerite has had an 
interesting career, having served as a lieu- 
tenant, senior grade, with the Waves, act- 
ing as administrative officer in the public 
relations department in Washington, during 
the war, and worked as a member of the 
staff of Hugh Scott, Jr., chairman of the 
National Republican Committee afterward. 

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President: Edmund S. Swindell, Jr. 

Class Agent : Walter D. James 
The marriage of Miss Jane D. Gibbs to 
on December 2 in the First Presbyterian 
Church, New Bern, N. C. They are living 
in Warrenton, N. C. 

JAMES H. CURRENS, M.D., a heart spe- 
cialist, is assistant in medicine at Harvard 
Medical School and Massachusetts General 

Thomas F. Southgate 

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Hospital. He is also cardiologist at Cam- 
bridge City Hospital, consulting cardiolo- 
gist at Long Island Hospital and associate 
cardiologist at Boston Lying-in Hospital. 
During the early fall he and his wife made 
a trip to Paris, where he gave two addresses 
before the International Congress of Cardi- 

Last Xovember, J. DEWEY DAANE, mone- 
tary expert of the Federal Beserve Bank, 
Richmond, Va., was named head of a com- 
mission created by the International Mone- 
tary Fund to aid the South American re- 
public of Paraguay with its fiscal prob- 
lems. It was expected that the work would 
require about three months. Dewey, who 
is also an instructor of business cycles in 
the School of Business Administration of 
the University of Richmond, was awarded 
the degree of doctor of public administra- 
tion by Harvard University last year, this 
being the first such degree ever awarded by 
that institution. 

A recent letter from W. CLABK ELLZEY, 
B.D., said that during the war he was a 
Field Director for the American Bed Cross 
and that since that time he has been teach- 
ing at Stephens College, Columbia, Mo., 
where he is now located. He is also chair- 
man of the Audio-Visual Materials Com- 
mittee for the National Council on Family 
Belations and the American Association of 
Marriage Counselors, and is a member of 
the Commission on Marriage and Home for 
the Federal Council of Churches. 
GEORGE W.), '39, A.M. '42, and her hus- 
band of Turkey Point, Edgewater, Md., have 
one son, David. 

Announcement has been received of the ar- 
rival on October 31 of Charles, III, to MB. 
and Mrs. CHARLES KASIK, who reside at 
5069 X. Bay Ridge Avenue, Milwaukee 11, 

Street, Springfield, Mass., is manager of the 
wholesale and apartment division of the 
Springfield Gas Light Company. 
The marriage of MADELIXE MeGIXXIS 
and Francis Y. Shaw, Jr., took place in St. 
John's Boman Catholic Church, Orange, 
N. J., on October 21, and they are living at 
836 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, X. J. 
Mr. Shaw, an alumnus of the University of 
Kentucky and Tampa University, is with 
the St. Regis Paper Company of Xew York. 

'40 a 

President : John D. MacLauchlan 
Class Agent : Addison P. Penfield 
STEADMAX BAGBY, B.D., is pastor of 
the First Methodist Church in Jackson, 
Tenn. He has been a member of the Mem- 
phis Conference since 1930, and has held the 
pastorate of the First Church at Dyersburg, 
Tenn., for the past five years. 
A son, Thorne Page, was born on Xovember 
4 to Lt. Comdr. and MRS. EOBEBT A. 
CLARKE, of 4331 Forest Park Road, Jack- 

sonville, Fla. Mrs. Clarke is the former 
(AXX BAUSCHEXBEBG) have announced 
the birth of a son, Jonathan Comly, on Sep- 
tember 4. The Davids, who live at 35 W. 
604, Shanks Village, Orangeburg, X. Y., 
have two daughters, Judy, 6, and Lucy, 2%. 
Mr. David is working on his Ph.D. Degree in 
International Relations. 

Announcement has been received of the ar- 
rival of a son, James Wayne, to JAMES 
HALSEMA and Mrs. Halsema on Septem- 
ber 5. Their address is United States In- j 
formation Service, American Consulate Gen- 
eral, 26 Raffles Place, Singapore 1. 

'41 > 

Next Reunion: Commencement, 1951 

President: Robert F. Long 

Class Agents: Julian C. Jessup, Meader 
W. Harriss, Jr., Andrew L. Ducker, Jr., 
J. D. Long, Jr. 
Little Carol Alexander, whose picture ap- 
pears on the Sons and Daughters Page this 
month is the daughter of STEWART M. 
ALEXAXDEB. Friends will be glad to 
know that "Skip," who was injured in a 
plane crash in Evansville, Ind. several 
months ago, is recuperating nicely. He and 
Mrs. Alexander have recently joined little 
Carol at the home of "Skip's" parents, Capt. 
and Mrs. S. M. Alexander, in the Johnson 
Apartments on Watts Street in Durham. 
"Skip" is to have additional plastic surgery 
done to his hands at Duke Hospital. 
GAX D.), M.Ed., and her husband live at 
10 Windsor Drive, Greenville, S. C. Lena 
is a teacher, and her husband, an alumnus 
of the University of South Carolina, is an 
elementary sehool principal. He attended 
the Duke University Summer Session in 

SIDXEY BELLEE and his wife purchased 
a new home at 35 Sholes Avenue, Xorwieh- 
town, Conn., last July. They have two 
daughters, Margaret and Deborah. Sidney 
is a certified public accountant with the 
firm of Sullivan and Beller Xew London, 
Conn., of which he is a partner. 
living at 819 South Crescent Avenue, Cin- 
cinnati 29, Ohio. Al is an instructor in in- 
ternal medicine at the University of Cin- 
cinnati. They have two children, Albert A., 
Ill, 1, and Frances A., 4. 
DR. IRA J. JACKSOX, whose address is 
Foundation Apartments, Galveston, Texas, 
is a teacher and surgeon at the University 
of Texas Medical School. 
(HAZEL HAYXES) of 5613 Cross Country 
Boulevard, Baltimore 9, Md., have an- 
nounced the birth of a daughter, Laura, on 
Xovember 25. 

Visitors to the Alumni Office in Xovember 
included ALEX WIXTEESOX and his 
bride, the former Miss Gertrude Anderson, 

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who were married on November 5 in St. 
Peter's Lutheran Church, New York City. 
Alex is a building superintendent in Bald- 
win, N. Y., and they are living at 3026 — 
149th Street, Flushing. 


President: James H. Walker 

Class Agents: Robert E. Foreman, Willis 
Smith, Jr., George A. Trakas 
70th Street, Los Artgeles, a representative 
of the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Com- 
pany, received special commendation for his 
outstanding production record during the 
month of September. He was a member of 
the record-breaking team which produced a 
total of $1,903,000 of new life insurance 
protection. As a. result of the phenomenal 
volume of new life insurance written during 
the month, production leadership shifted 
from the east coast to the Los Angeles area 
for the first time in the 103-year history of 
the company. Bob is associated with the 
Frederick A. Schnell Agency, which achieved 
an all time high in life insurance sales, led 
the entire company and surpassed all pre- 
vious Los Angeles Agency one-month dis- 
tribution records. 

associate professor of English at Wofford 
College, Spartanburg, S. C, since 1947, be- 
came dean of students at Wofford. He is 
also an alumnus of Emory University, and 
has taught in Georgia and Florida public 
schools and at Charleston, S. C, high school. 
The Covingtons have three children. 
MR. and Mrs. LOU H. FRACHER have an- 
nounced the arrival of a son, Christopher 
Howell Fraeher, on November 4. The 
Fraehers, who live at 140 Robertson Ave- 
nue, Danville, Va., have a daughter, Gret- 
chen, and another son, Geoffrey. 
A picture of MORTON A. HELLER, his 
wife Adrienne and twin children, Richard 
and Robin, is on the Sons and Daughters 
Page of this issue. The Hellers live at 
35-25 Seventy-seventh Street, Jackson 
Heights, N. Y. "Mort" is in the retail 
ready-to-wear business. 

RALPH LAMBERSON, LL.B., has recently 
joined the staff of Olin Industries, Inc., 
where he is serving in the capacity of As- 
sistant to the Director of Research and 
Development. His home address is 1107 
Washington Street, Apt. 7, Alton, 111. 
N. C, is assistant executive secretary with 
the North Carolina State Nurses' Associa- 
tion, having assumed this position last fall. 
Previously she had served as an Army nurse 
for a year, as assistant supervisor in psy- 
chiatry at Gallinger Hospital, Washington, 
D. O, and as ward head nurse at Stanford 
University Hospital, San Francisco. 
husband, Don, and three children "Chip," 
Gay and Roy, live at 4620 North Bartlett 
Ave., Milwaukee 11, Wise. A picture of the 

Parkhurst family is on the Sons and Daugh- 
ters Page this month. 

Last summer L. E. ROBERTS, Ph.D., be- 
came president of Middle Georgia College in 
Cochran, Ga. 

A son, Allin Vallentyne, was born on No- 
vember 19 to MR. and Mrs. JAMES H. 
WALKER, of 421 N. Blount Street, Ra- 
leigh, N. C. A graduate of the Harvard 
Law School, Jimmy who is the son of MRS. 
ELISE MIMS WALKER, '08, is now prac- 
ticing law. 

'43 « 

President: Thomas R. Howerton 
Class Agent: S. L. Gulledge, Jr. 
SNYDER BOEHM have moved from Har- 
risburg, Pa., to Pittsburgh, Pa., where Ken 
is district manager, Northern Pittsburgh, 
for Bell Telephone Company. Their home 
address is 258 Nordica Drive, Longrove 
Acres, Allison Park, Pittsburgh. 

BETTY ERICSON and Mr. Richard En- 
right Kruse were married August 19 in the 
South Presbyterian Church in Dobbs Ferry, 
N. Y. Mr. Kruse is time recording man- 
ager in the midtown office of International 
Business Machines Corporation in New 
York City. They are living at 100-36 
208th Street, Hollis, L. I., N. Y. 

B.) was graduated from George Washing- 
ton Law School on November 11, receiving 
the degree of Juris Doctor. She has been 
admitted to the United States District 
Court, and her husband moved her admis- 
sion to the United States Court of Appeals. 
Her address is 2533 Waterside Drive, 
Washington 8, D. C. 

A son, James Harrison Greene, Jr., was born 
September 16 to MR. and Mrs. JAMES 
HARRISON GREENE, '43, LL.B. '48, of 
134 Oakdale Drive, Syracuse 7, N. Y. 
The marriage of Miss Janet Redman to DR. 
SAMUEL R. HILL, JR., took place on 
October 28 in Trinitarian Congregational 
Church, North Andover, Mass., and they 
are living in Winston-Salem, N. C, where 
Sam is connected with Bowman Gray Medi- 
cal School. The bride is a graduate of 
Abbot Academy and Vassar College. 
A daughter, Amy Christine, was born on 
October 13 to KERMIT R, LINDEBERG, 
BSME, and Mrs. Lindeberg, of Apt. D4, 
Pyramid Drive, Pittsburgh 27, Pa. 
have announced the birth of a son, Michael 
Byron, on September 14. They are living at 
2277 Mimosa Place, Wilmington, N. C, 
where Bill is with the United States In- 
ternal Revenue Department. 
'43, is pastor of the Monaghan Presbyterian 
Church in Greenville, S. C. He is working 
toward his Ph.D. degree at Bob Jones Uni- 

versity in Greenville. Previously lie re- 
ceived his B.D. at Columbia Theological 
Seminary. A picture of Preson, Mrs. Phil- 
lips and their small daughter, Elizabeth 
Anne, is on the Sons and Daughters Page 
this month. 

BASSETT, Brandy and Rick are living in 
Quarters G-4, Marine Corps School, Quan- 
tico, Va. Dick, who is a captain in the 
Marine Corps is an instructor there. A 
picture of Brandy, Rick and Carol is on the 
Sons and Daughters Page of this issue. 

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President: Matthew S. (Sandy) Eae 
Class Agent: H. "Watson Stewart 
A daughter, Nancy Kimball, was born on 
November 14 to ELEANOR PLTLEE 
BAIED and WASSON BAIED, '45, of 476 
Heath Place, Apt, 26, Hackensaek, N. J. 
Nancy is a granddaughter of 11. T. PLY- 
LEE,' '92, A.M. '97, D.D. '37, of Durham. 
GEORGE N. BEEE, BSME, has written 
that 1950 brought two new additions to his 
family: a daughter, Mareia, on March 15; 
and a new house on October 1. His address 
is 95 Meadow Drive, Eochester 18, N. Y. 
The marriage of HELEN BEOOKS to Capt. 
Wesley C. Brashear, USAF, took place on 
November 25 in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Weston, W. Va. Mail may be di- 
rected to her in care of her mother, Mrs. 
Leslie Brooks, Jane Lew, W. Va. 



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University Faculty, Adminis- 
tration and Alumni. 

HIBBERD, Florist 

Durham, N. C. 
Opposite the Washington Duke 

TTS live at 2977 N. Stowell Avenue in 
Milwaukee, Wise, where Frank is assistant 
general manager of Res Manufacturing 
Company, a metal stamping company. A 
picture of Betsy, their 21-months-old daugh- 
ter, is on the Sons and Daughters Page of 
this issue. 

bride of Dr. Robert Hammond Sease in a 
formal ceremony in the Weldon, N. C, 
Methodist Church on October 27. Dr. Sease 
was graduated from the University of 
Richmond and the Medical College of Vir- 
ginia. He interned at Bex Hospital in Ra- 
leigh, N. O, and specialized at Chesapeake 
and Ohio Hospital, Clifton Forge, Va. 
During World War II he served as flight 
surgeon in the Pacific theater. The couple 
is making their home Apt. 5, 1 Malvern 
Ave., Richmond, Va. 

JOE J. ROBNETT, BSEE '49, and 
at 1620 Martin Street, San Angelo, Texas. 
Joe works with the Humble Oil and Re- 
fining Company of Houston, and has also 
taken on the job of assistant coach at the 
Junior College there. He officiates for all 
the high school football games, keeping him- 
self busy indeed. The Robnetts have three 
little girls. Their last, Patricia Reacle, is 
one year old. 

Announcement has been received of the ar- 
rival of Sharon Linell on October 17, 1950, 
Mrs. Stevenson, whose address is P. O. Box 
397, Evanston, Wyoming. The Stevensons 
also have a young son, Lin. 

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President: Charles B. Markham, Jr. 

Class Agent: Charles F. Blanchard 
who was married last April to Mr. John 
Hunter is West Road, Petersham, Mass. 
Mr. Hunter, an alumnus of Stevens Insti- 
tute of Technology, is a mechanical engi- 
neer with Rodney Hunt Machine Company, 
Orange, Mass. ; and Jaecpieline, who has 
studied at the' Latin American Institute, 
is a secretary for an advertising agency. 
Mr. and MRS. WALTER C. ERWIN, of 
62 Hillcrest Drive, Concord, N. C, have an- 
nounced the birth of Walter Clark, Jr., on 
October 31. Mrs. Erwin is the former 

The address of ANN WALKEE HATHOEN 
and GUY B. HATHORN, Ph.D. '50, is Box 
812, Davidson, N. C. Guy is an assistant 
professor of political science at Davidson 
College, having previously been an instruc- 
tor at the University of Mississippi, where 
he received his A.B. degree, and at Duke 
University. They have a young son who 
was born last September. 
AETHUE P. LEONAED is Commercial 
Agent (Foreign Trade) for the District Of- 
fice of the U. S. Department of Commerce 
in Louisville, Ky. Since leaving Duke he 
has received a B.S. degree in Foreign Serv- 
ice at Georgetown School of Foreign Service, 

spent a year's duty with the Bureau of 
Census, and a period of service in Atlanta, 
Ga., with the Department of Commerce. His 
office address is U. S. Department of Com- 
merce, 631 Federal Building, Louisville 2. 
AETHUE L. MESSINGEE, who was gradu- 
ated from the University of Illinois College 
of Medicine in 1949, is serving an ortho- 
pedic surgery residency at the Veterans Ad- 
ministration Hospital in Portland, Ore. His 
address is 3405 S. W. 11th, Portland 1. 
LYN KING) have announced the birth of 
a daughter, Mary Bloss, on June 20, 1950. 
Their address is 903 Glenshire Eoad, Glen- 
view, 111. 

and her husband, Julian William West, who 
were married last May 28 in the First 
Methodist Church of Mount Olive, N. C, are 
living at 1310 E. Walnut Street, Goldsboro, 
N. C. Betty is a medical social worker with 
the North Carolina State Commission for 
the Blind, and her husband, an alumnus of 
Davidson, is a partner in the mercantile firm 
of Smith and Pelt, men's clothiers. 
The address of ANNE WHITLINGER 
crest County Club, Lincoln, Neb. She and 
Mr. Hanks, who is manager of the Club in 
which they live, have a year-old son, Fred- 
erick H. 

and her husband have announced the birt'i 
of a son, Gary Herbert, on July 15. They 
also have a daughter, Gretchen. The family 
lives at 510 Linden Street, East Lansing, 

GEORGE W. WOOD and Mrs. Wood of 
2436 W. Capital Drive, Milwaukee 6, Wise., 
visited the Alumni Office the past summer 
following George's two weeks of active duty 
with the Marines at Camp Lejeune. He is 
working with Allis-C'halmers Manufacturing 
Company in Milwaukee. 

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President : B. G. Munro 

Class Agent : Eobert E. Cowin 
Announcement has been received from 
to the effect that he has opened an office 
for the general practice of law in Yuma, 

announced the birth of a son, David Earn- 
say, on June 13. The Blacks live at 1537 
A Wilder Avenue, Honolulu 14, Hawaii. 
working with the Landis Tool Company. He 
lives at 145 S. Church Street, Waynesboro, 

ARTHUR W. DENNIS, B.D., is a Chaplain 
attached to the United States Naval Receiv- 
ing Station, United States Naval Station, 
San Diego 36, Calif. 

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WILFRED P.) and her husband have an- 
nounced the birth of a son, Daniel Mark, 
on August 17. They are living in a house 
at 1760 Syracuse Street, Denver, Colo., and 
Sandy says that all Dukesters travelling 
through are welcomed. 

and her husband, who live at 680 Madison 
Avenue, Albany 3, N. Y., have a daughter, 
Pat, who was a year old last September. 
PHYLLIS GROH was married last June to 
Mr. Charles L. Pitzer, a graduate of the 
Electrical Engineering School of the Uni- 
versity of Virigina. They are making their 
home in Hagerstown, Md., where their ad- 
dress is in care of Edison Groh, Route 2. 
LOIS J. HANLON is now Mrs. Dennis B. 
O'Neil and is making her home at 1619 
Haskins Street, South Boston, Va. 
B.S., have announced the birth of a son, 
Jeffrey Herman, on June 8. They are liv- 
ing in 2927 Berkley, Houston 17, Texas. 

CORDIE L. PEARSON, JR., and his wife, 
who live at 3006 S. W. 24th Street, Miami, 
Fla., have a year-old daughter, Deborah 
Anne. They visited the Alumni Office early 
in the fall. 

(DEANIE SHAW) have announced the 
birth of a daughter, Martha Lynn on Oc- 
tober 27. The Pounds' address is 3146 Wil- 
low Oak Road, Charlotte, N. C. 
The Asbury Methodist Church, Durham, was 
the scene of of the wedding of CAROLYN 
THOMAS and Mr. Thomas Lee Loveless. 
Carolyn and her husband, who is an alum- 
nus of Alabama Polytechnic Institute at 
Auburn, Ala., are living at 1145 Carolina 
Avenue, Kingsport, Tenn. 
The wedding of Miss Geraldine Morris and 
JOHN VAN DICKENS, JR., took place 
at the Hayes Barton Baptist Church, Ra- 
leigh, N. C, on July 29. Mrs. Dickens, an 
alumnus of Cathedral Latin High School, 
Saint Mary's School and Junior College in 
Raleigh, is a member of the Raleigh Junior 
Woman's Club. She is employed by the 
Carolina Power and Light Company, and 
John is working with the National Cash 
Register Company. They are residing at 
2004 Smallwood Drive, Raleigh. 

JAMES E.) and her husband are living at 
2212 West Louise Street, Grand Island, Neb. 
Her husband, an alumnus of the University 
of Chicago, is in the real estate and in- 
surance business with the firm of Dill, Hus- 
ton, Wenger. 

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President : Grady B. Stott 

Class Agent: Norris L. Hodgkins, Jr. 
JEAN E. DUNN has been a hostess at Lig- 
gett & Myers Tobacco Company in Durham 
since March, 1950. Her address is 1023 
Gloria Avenue. 

CLARK), R.N., and her husband, who live 
in Rivercliff Apartments, #456, Little Rock, 
Ark., have a two-year-old daughter, Jan. 
Dr. Gillespie is obstetrician-in-chief, Trinity 
Hospital, Little Rock. 

(MRS. WILLIAM O.) and her family are 
living at 3785 Buckingham Road, Beaumont, 
Texas. She has a daughter, Kathy, 4, and 
a son, John, 1. Her husband is contract 
manager for the local office of Pittsburgh 
Plate Glass Company. 

The address of JESS HARWELL, B.D., 
and Mrs. Harwell, whose young daughter, 
Amy Jane, will be a year old on May 25, 
is 431 S. Indiana Avenue, Kankakee, 111. 
Jess is personnel director at Bradley. 
JOHN HOLDEN, LL.B., of Cimarron, 
Kans., was married to Miss Lois Davis of 
Gray County, Kans., on September 3. Last 
fall he was re-elected county attorney, run- 
ning on a Democratic ticket in a Republi- 
can stronghold. 

FRANCES HUDSON was married to Mr. 
Frederick Lee Bronnenberg last October, 
and they are making their home at 144 West 
13th Street, Anderson, Ind. Mr. Bronnen- 
berg, a graduate of Purdue University, is 
with the Delco-Remy Division of General 

Miss Georgia Reynolds Mayberry, an alumna 
of Peace College, and HUBERT KARL 
CLARK, BSME were united in marriage 
last June 24 at the First Baptist Church, 
Rocky Mount, N. C. Hubert is a power 
plant engineer at the State Hospital in 
Goldsboro, N. C, where they are residing. 
WARREN J. MEYER, BSME, is working 

Statt Clecttlc Company., 3nc. 



with The Texas Company (S.A.) Ltd., Caixa 
Postal 520, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
RICHARD H. MILLER, BSEE, is working 
for General Electric Company in Alden, Pa., 
being in the Power Circuit Breaker Division 
of Switehgear Divisions. He is married and 
has a young daughter, Carol Elizabeth, who 
was born last September. 
The marriage of Miss Mary Louise Quaile 
B.S., '47, M.F. '48, took place October 7 at 
St. John's Church, Salisbury, Conn. Mrs. 
Kiefer is an alumna of Emma Willard 
School, Monticello College, and Connecticut 
College for Women. 

Announcement has been received of the 
marriage of FREDERICK L. WALKER to 
Miss Constance Norton on December 2 in 
Maplewood, N. J. Their present address is 
455 West 30th Street, New York 1, N. Y. 

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Serving North Carolina Since 1924 

JOHN A. BUCHANAN, President 

Home Insurance Agency 


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President: Bollin M. Millner 
Class Agent: Jack H. Quaritius 
The address of MARY LOU BRATTON 
BALL, '50, and JAMES H. BALL, JR., 
who were married June 6 in the Duke Uni- 
versity Chapel, is 138 Harris Place, Dan- 
ville, Va. Jim is employed by the Dan 
River Mills. 

Miss Elizabeth Dolores Taylor and 
belt, Md., were married last June 17 in the 
All Souls Episcopal Church, Miami Beach, 
Fla. The bride is a graduate of Mary Wash- 
ington College of the University of Virginia. 
HELEN DAY is Mrs. William L. Jackson, 
Jr., having been married on June 14 of last 
year. Her address is in care of her mother, 
Mrs. W. W. Day, Sr., Box 1068, Pensacola, 

living at 794 Springdale Road, N.E., At- 
lanta, Ga., where she is assistant head nurse 
on a. medical floor at Emory University 

DAISY MAE FARLOW, R.N., who was 
married last summer to Mr. Arlie F. Culp, 
Jr., lives in Asheboro, where she is a general 
duty nurse at Randolph Hospital. Her hus- 
band is a graduate of Catawba College. 
LEARY were married in the Country Church 
of Hollywood, Hollywood, Calif., on June 12. 
Jim is attending law school at George Wash- 
ington University, and also works for the 
Government Employees Insurance Company. 
Jean is working toward her Master's De- 
gree at George Washington. Their address 


Power Company 

Electric Service 
and Appliances 



^Vorth Carolina 

is c/o Hon. Brooks Hays, 1317 33rd Street, 
N.W., Washington, D. C. 

HAROLD H. HOGG and his wife, RUTH 
HAIG HOGG, '49, who were married last 
June, live at 382 Whitney Avenue, New 
Haven 11, Conn. Harold is assistant man- 
ager of Whitlock's, Inc. 

Jefferson Faulkner, Jr., were married in the 
Church of the Good Shepherd, Jacksonville, 
Fla,, on June 8. They are now living at 
2752 Vernon Terrace, Jacksonville. Mr. 
Faulkner, an alumnus of Alabama Polytech- 
nic Institute, Auburn, Ala,, is in business 
with the lamp department of the General 
Electric Company. 

CHARLES W. WHITE, LL.B., is practicing 
law in Durham, where he and his wife, the 
former Miss Mary Pierce Johnson of Wel- 
don, N. C, are living at #10 Alastair Court, 
Swift Avenue. 

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Next Reunion: Commencement, 1951 
Presidents: Woman's College, Betty Bob 
Walters Walton (Mrs. Loring) ; Trinity 
College, Robert W. Frye; College of 
Engineering, Joe J. Robnett, Jr. 
Class Agent : Chester P. Middlesworth 
IDA ABRAMS has recently moved from 
Washington, D. C, to Oak Ridge, Tenn., 
where her address is 217 Bayonne Hall. 
WILLIAM A. BADER, LL.B., is engaged 
in the general practice of law with offices at 
945 Main Street, Liberty Building, Suite 
400, Bridgeport, Conn. 

and WALTER GEORGE OLLEN, who were 
married July 9, 1950, are living at 214- 
06 B 69th Avenue, Bayside, Long Island, 
N. Y. Frances is teaching at the North 
Merrick Public School, and Walter is a 
statistician with the Merchants Fire As- 
surance Corporation. 

married June 9 in the Duke University 
Chapel. They are in Iowa City, la., where 
Dick is an assistant resident at Iowa Uni- 
versity Hospital. 

ARD G. KRITZER, who were married in 
March, 1950, are making their home at 2068 
Higbee, Memphis, Tenn. He is with Buck- 
eye Cotton Oil Company. 
LEWIS HODGKINS, whose address is Box 
125, University of the South, Sewanee, 
Tenn., is editor of the "Theo-Log," maga- 
zine which covers the events at St. Luke's 
Seminary. He finds the work quite inter- 

is an attorney-at-law in Yadkinville, N. C. 
His mailing address is Box 135. 
Rockingham, N. C, is practicing law with 
the firm of Boggan, Page, Lee and Page. 
Laurence F. Lee, III, was born on October 
RENCE F. LEE, JR., 3903 Ortega Blvd., 

Jacksonville, Fla. Young Larry is a grand- 
son of B. S. WOMBLE, '04, of Winston- 
Salem, N. C. 

GEORGE WOOD LYON, BSEE, is a sales- 
man for George T. Wood and Sons, High 
Point, N. C. He is living at 206 Boulevard 

JOHN E. REYLE, who lives at Apartment 
15 B, University Heights, Burlington, Vt., is 
a salesman for Gibson Art Company. 
GUY L. BOBBINS, BSEE, is a Firestone 
commercial salesman, 315 Fayetteville 
Street, Raleigh, N. C. He is married and 
has a son, Guy, Jr., who is a year old. 
a chemist for the du Pont Company, lives 
at 14 Valley Road, Apartment 8, Drexel 
Hill, Pa. 

CLAUDIA SMITH is a medical technician 
at Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn., 
where her address is 315 Lindsay Street. 

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President: Jane Suggs 

Class Agent: Robert L. Hazel 
ALBERT P. CLINE, JR., is a dental stu- 
dent at the University of North Carolina. 
He and his wife, the former Bebe Medford, 
who were married August 5, are living in 
Glen Lennox Apartment 43-C, Chapel Hill, 
N. C. 

TOM F. DRIVER is attending Union Theo- 
logical Seminary in New York City. 
Pines, N. C, is living at The Three Arts 
Club, 340 W. 85th Street, New York, N. Y., 
while she is working as an actuarial clerk 
for the Mutual Life Insurance Company of 
New York. 

207 West Lancaster Avenue, Dowingtown, 
Pa., is working with the Berkshire Life 
Insurance Company. 

BETTY HABENICHT writes that she i3 
now Mrs. Harold F. Park and that her ad- 
dress is 1430 Sunnyside Drive, Columbia, 
S. C. 

field, W. Va., is attending the Duke Divinity 

The Duke University Chapel was the scene 
of the marriage of ELIZABETH KUTZ 
HARRISON, B.S., and Emmett Watson 
Bringle, Jr., on August 26. Mr. Bringle 
was graduated from the School of Textiles 
of North Carolina State College this past 
June. They are living in Covington, Tenn., 
where he is emplyoed as textile engineer 
with Hyde Park Mills. 

Huneycutt are attending the Institute of 
Far Eastern Studies at Yale University for 
a year for instruction in the Japanese lan- 
guage, both oral and written. Following 
that they, together with their three chil- 
dren, will go to Japan, where they will serve 
in the mission field of the Methodist Church. 
Jerome was pastor of the Durham Circuit, 
composed of Pleasant Green and McMan- 

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Hen's Chapel Methodist Churches, for four 
years prior to leaving Durham in September. 
MARGARET G. JONES is director of 
Christian education and music at the Ham- 
let, N. C, Methodist Church. 
CLAUDE H. LONG, of 604 Summit Avenue, 
Greensboro, N. C, is working for Burling- 
ton Mills. 

MALCOLM MAGAW is an instructor of 
English at Glynn Academy, Brunswick, Ga., 
and is living at 1000 Edmont Street there. 
CELIA ANNE McELROY is a laboratory 
assistant in Ripon, Wisconsin, where her 
address is 434 Watson Street. 
head of the department of mathematics at 
Presbyterian Junior College, Maxton, N. C. 
He has had wide experience in the teaching 
and research fields, having been special in- 
structor in physics at Virginia Military 
Institute Army Specialized Training Re- 
serve Program, and having taught at Duke 
in 1944. 

JOHN R. PFANN, B.S., is working at the 
Marshall Laboratory, E. I. du Pont de 
Nemours, 3500 Grays Ferry Avenue, Phila- 
delphia 46, Pa. 

Boulevard, Durham, is a purification plant 

RUTH SEELEY and Mr. Beverly Alan 
Ross were united in marriage September 1 
in the Duke Memorial Methodist Church, 
Durham. Ruth is the daughter of Professor 
and Mrs. Walter James Seeley of the College 
of Engineering. Her husband is an alumnus 
of North Carolina State College. 
JANE TUTTLE was married to Mr. Peter 
Langsdorf Hays at the Hotel Saint Regis 
in New York City last March, and they are 
living at 405 West 23rd Street, New York. 
Mr. Hays, an alumnus of the Irving School 
and Wesleyan University, is employed by 
ithe S. Stein & Co., woolen importers. 
citrus buyer for Polk Packing Association, 
Winter Haven, Fla. His home is at 215 
Miramar Drive, Lakeland, Fla. 

'51 a 

W.) is a student and doctor's receptionist 
at the Richmond Professional Institute of 
William and Mary in Richmond, Va. Her 
husband is also a student and assistant to 
the Secretary of Admissions. The Kellys, 
who were married June 10, live at 928 W. 
Franklin Street, Richmond. 
The address of MARY DAN McCLASKEY 
AUTER (MRS. JAMES) is in care of Mr. 
H. M. McClaskey, Glenbrook Road, An- 
chorage, Ky. 

dress is 27 West 55th Street, New York 19, 
N. Y., is a student nurse at the Cornell 
University — New York Hospital School of 

RAMSEY) have announced the birth of a 

daughter, Penelope Anne, on March 13. 
Don is an engineering student at Duke, 
and they are living at 102% W. Maynard 



U. Benton Blalock, '96, died at his home 
in Wadesboro, N. C, on December 26, 
following' a long illness. 

Funeral services were held at the First 
Methodist Church, Wadesboro, and inter- 
ment was in Eastview Cemetery. 

Mr. Blalock was the only freshman to 
make the varsity football team at Trinity 
in 1892. Following college, he became 
engaged in cotton merchandising, then the 
hardware business. In 1906 he was ap- 
pointed a member of the North Carolina 
Board of Commissioners to the James- 
town Exposition. Mr. Blalock served as 
a member of the Anson Board of Edu- 
cation, and during World War I was 
Anson Food Administrator and mayor 
of Wadesboro. In 1922 he was elected 
general manager of the North Carolina 
Cotton Growers Cooperative Association, 
and in 1931 was elected to the presidency 
of the American Cotton Cooperative As- 
sociation. From 1939 to 1947 he served 
as a representative from Anson in the 
State Legislature. He also served as 
president of several other organizations 
and business enterprises. 

Mr. Blalock is survived by Mrs. Bla- 
lock; a son, David, '41; U. B. Blalock, 
Jr., '36 and Mrs. Monte Roper, '29, chil- 
dren by his first wife who passed away 
in 1915; and six grandchildren. 

L. T. COOK, '02 
L. T. Cook, '02, of Purcell, Okla., died 
on October 11, 1950. No additional in- 
formation was immediately made avail- 

R. Earl Whitaker, '05, passed away on 
June 26 in Oceanside, N. Y., of heart 
failure. He is survived by a son, Charles 
S. Whitaker, B.S.M., M.D. '38, and a 
daughter-in-law, Marie M. Assenheimer 
Whitaker (Mrs. Charles S.), '37, of 
Clarksville, Md. 

It was learned in the Alumni Office that 
George H. Starr, '06, is deceased. Mr. 
Starr had been in the wholesale grower's 
business, Starr Nursery, Turlock, Calif., 
prior to his death. The Starr Nursery 
specialized in California dried and pre- 

pared flowers, bedding plants, and dish 
garden plants. 


Clarence Shaw Warren, '10, widely 
known representative of a publishing 
house and a former superintendent of 
Lenoir, N. C, city schools, died at a Le- 
noir hospital on December 19, 1950, fol- 
lowing a 10-day illness. 

Funeral services were held at the First 
Presbyterian Church. 

Mr. Warren was a former professor at 
two colleges in Oklahoma and at Duke 
Summer Sessions for eight years. He 
was a former superintendent at Hamlet, 
and Mt. Olive, N. C, and also taught at 
Tech High in Atlanta, Ga. He headed 
the Lenior schools for 20 years before 
resigning in 1945. Mr. Warren was an 
active civic leader. 

Survivors include the wife; a son. Dr. 
J. Ben Warren, '47, M.D. '51, of Raleigh 
and Durham; and a daughter, Mrs. John 
W. Terrell of Hickory, N. C. 

The funeral service of the Reverend 
Moffat Alexander Osborne, '15, retired 
minister of the Western North Carolina 
Conference, was conducted at Vander- 
burg Methodist Church near Mooresville, 
N. C, on November 16. Interment was 
made in the cemetery at Monroe. 

Mr. Osborne passed away suddenly at 
his home on November 14. At the time 
of his death he was serving the Jones 
Memorial Methodist Church at Moores- 
ville as retired supply. He served the 
Methodist Church 34 years as a regular 
minister and two years as supply in ad- 
dition to the present year as retired 

Surviving Mr. Osborne are his widow, 
three daughters, two sons, one brother, 
three sisters and six grandchildren. 

Hilliard C. Folsom, '20, passed away 
July 13, 1950, of a heart attack in Sum- 
ter," S. C. 

News has been received that Willard 
W. Fulp, '21, of Kernersville, N. C, is 

Dorothy Taylor, '25, passed away on 
July 14, after an illness of several years. 

BELLE C. GHOLSON, '25, A.M. '27 

Belle C. Gholson (Mrs. J. O. D.), '25, 
A.M. '27, died December 15 in Watts 
Hospital, Durham, after being ill for two 


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weeks with a heart ailment. Funeral 
services were held at the Clyde Kelly 
Funeral Chapel and interment was in the 
family plot in new Maplewood Cemetery. 

Mrs. Gholson was retired in 1948 after 
serving the city schools for about 30 
years. She was affectionately known to 
all her students as "Ma." Prior to teach- 
ing at Durham High School, where she 
was head of the Social Science Depart- 
ment, she taught at Edgemont School and 
E. K. Powe School. Among her many 
activities at Durham High were coaching 
of the debating teams and responsibility 
for starting the Current Events Club for 
boys. At the time of her death she was 
a member of the staff at the Durham 
Public Library. 

Surviving are a son and daughter-in- 
law, Mr. and Mrs. Claude S. Gholson, 302 
Milton Avenue, Durham. 

SAM V. ROWE '29 

Sam V. Rowe, '29, of 2 E. Peace 
Street, Raleigh, N. C, died at his home 
November 13 after a short illness. 

Mr. Rowe had been working with the 
Southern Bell Telephone Company for 17 
years. He was quite a baseball enthusiast, 
being a member of the varsity baseball 
and basketball teams while at Duke, and 
later playing on the Southern Bell soft- 
ball team and on semi-pro baseball teams 
in West Virginia and Kentucky. 

Survivors include the wife and daugh- 
ter, three brothers and four sisters. 


Robert Cline Alley, '33, former inves- 
/ tigator for the State Paroles Commission 
in Raleigh, N. C, died suddenly Decem- 
ber 16, at his home in Richmond, Va. 

Five years ago, Mr. Alley left his work 
with the State Paroles Commission to ac- 
cept a position as district manager of the 
National Security Insurance Company of 


William Alfred Bryan, A.M. '33, died 
after a heart attack in Sumter, S. C, on 
December 17. Funeral services were held 
at St. Anne's Catholic Church with in- 
terment in St. Lawrence Cemetery in 

Mr. Bryan did his undergraduate work 
at the College of Charleston, where he re- 
ceived the Alumni Medal for highest 
scholastic average in 1927, and took his 
A.M. in English at Duke in 1933. After 
several years of educational work in pub- 
lic schools and C.C.C. units, he returned 

to Duke in 1940 to study for a Ph.D. in 
the field of American literature. He 
taught in the Navy V-12 program in 

From 1945 to 1948 Mr. Bryan was as- 
sistant professor of English at the Uni- 
versity of Mississippi. Following that he 
accepted a teaching position at East Caro- 
lina Teachers College, Greenville, N. C. 

For the past several months, he lived 
in Durham, engaged in writing his doc- 
toral dissertation on the subject "George 
Washington in American Literature, 1775- 
1865." He had completed all work for 
the degree except the final examination, 
which was cancelled due to illness. 

Mr. Bryan had published a number of 
articles connected with his research, the 
latest being "George Washington, Sym- 
bolic Guardian of the Republic, 1850- 
1860," which appeared in the January, 
1950, issue of the William and Mary 

He is survived by his wife, Enid Parker 
Bryan, A.M. '33, 406 E. 8th Street, 
Greenville, N. C. ; his mother, Mrs. C. M. 
Bryan, Sumter; five brothers, and three 


Dr. Jesse Lee Cuninggim, D.D. '36, 
president emeritus of Scarritt College, 
died at his home in Nashville, Tenn., on 
November 25. Funeral services were held 
in Nashville. 

Before completing his course at the 
University of North Carolina, Dr. Cun- 
inggim determined to enter the ministry 
of the Methodist Church, and studied at 
the Vanderbilt School of Theology. Ob- 
taining his degree there, he returned to 
North Carolina to begin active preaching. 
He spent a summer in graduate work at 
the University of Chicago, and this ex- 
tended into a four-year course at that 

While at the University of Chicago, 
Dr. Cuninggim wrote a pamphlet on bet- 
ter training for ministers through cor- 
respondence courses and other university 
extension methods. This so impressed 
Southern Methodists that it was decided 
to put his ideas into practice at Vander- 
bilt, and he was made head of the new 
work. Thus he inaugurated one of the 
first departments of religious education 
in the South. He remained in charge of 
this work until 1914, when he returned to 
North Carolina to preach. He later went 
to Southern Methodist University in Dal- 
las, Tex., to inaugurate another religious 
education department there. 

After a few years there, Dr. Cuninggim 
was made head of Scarritt College, and he 

continued as president until his retirement 
in 1943. 

In addition to his book The Family of 
God, Dr. Cuninggim was the author of 
other books of a religious nature. 

He is survived by his widow; a daugh- 
ter, Margaret Louise Cuninggim, '36, 
dean of women at Tennessee Polytechnic 
Institute; a son, Dr. A. Merrimon Cun- 
inggim, A.M. '33, chairman of the de- 
partment of religion at Pomona College; 
and three grandchildren. 

P. H. GRICE, B.D. '39 

News has recently been received in the 
Alumni Office that P. H. Grice, B.D. '39, 
is deceased. 


Murray S. Mayer, '43, died on Septem- 
ber 30, 1950. He is survived by his par- 
ents who live at Pompei Del Lago, Chi- 
waukee, Wis., P. 0. Winthrop Harbor, 


Randolph G. Adams, who died January 
4 in Ann Arbor, Mich., is vividly remem- 
bered by a number of the alumni and 
faculty of Duke University. He taught 
history at Trinity College from 1920 to 
1923, leaving to become director of the 
William L. Clements Library of Ameri- 
can History at the University of Michi- 

In the short time he was at Duke, Dr. 
Adams made substantial contributions to 
the intellectual growth of the college. He 
and the late William K. Boyd, one of 
Duke's greatest library collectors, worked 
together with an enthusiasm which alone 
could have built up the remarkable library 
of manuscripts and newspapers. It was at 
Dr. Adams' instigation that the faculty 
instituted a student fee for the purpose of 
buying books for the library. The Li- 
brary of Trinity College was thus in- 
sured of a steady income which was one 
of the factors enabling it to make the 
transition to a University Library on sure 

The first book published by the Duke 
University Press was The Political Ideas 
of the American Revolution, written by 
Dr. Adams. He was also president of the 
Trinity College Historical Society in 1921 
and 1922. He recast History 91, the basic 
course in American History, into the form 
in which it still exists — a form which 
rescued it from the dullness of the con- 
ventional textbook course in American 
History. Thus there are living monu- 
ments to Dr. Adams remaining, for which 
the University is indeed grateful. 

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Published at Durham, N. C, Every Month in the Year in the Interest of the University and the Alumni 

Volume XXXVII 

February, 1951 

Number 2 



Editorials 31 

Alumnae Week End 33 

Engineers Shotv 33 

Faculty-Staff Campaign 33 

National Campaign 34 

Duke Receives Bequest 34 

Monastic Treasure Troves 35 

Alumni in the News 37 

Alumni in the Armed Forces 39 

Local Associations 40 

New Football Coach 41 

Sports 42 

Center Theatre Trophies 43 

Arthur Bradsher Dies 43 

Recent Events on Campus 44 

"Voice of America" Broadcast 45 

Art Exhibits 45 

Glee Club Concert Series 45 

Calendar of Events ! 45 

Sons and Daughters of Alumni 46 

News of the Alumni 47 

Editor and Business Manager 

Charles A. Dukes, '29 

Managing Editor Roger L. Marshall, '42 

Associate Editor Anne Garrard, '25 

Advertising Manager Thomas D. Donegan 

Layout Editor Ruth Mary Brown 

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December 31, 1950 

S/Sgt. Preston Bradsher, '33 
452d Motor Vehicle Squadron 
452d Bombardment Wing (Light) 
APO 75 Unit 1, c/o Postmaster 
San Francisco, California 

I wish to express my heart-felt appreciation for your timely Christmas 
Greetings card that reached me here at Miho Air Base, Honshu, Japan, 
shortly before December 25. 

It is truly a pleasure to be able to keep in touch with former class- 
mates through the medium of the Alumni Register, and I always antici- 
pate its coming with avid delight. Since my arrival in the Far East, I 
have been especially appreciative of its offerings. 

Inasmuch as my father is an alumnus of old Trinity College, '92 ; my 
brother, Dr. James S. Bradsher, Jr., a graduate of "the Buffalo Class" of 
1917 ; and I a short -timer with the class of '33, I feel very near to Duke 
University. I shall always love it and what it represents. 

I am currently serving in a small capacity with the now renowned 
452nd Bomb Wing. Ours is a largely reservist component, whose per- 
sonnel are ninety-five per cent Los Angeles County Californians. We 
have a splendid organization and I am happy to contribute my small part 
to its laudable successes in the see-saw Korean campaign. Our continued 
stay in Japan will be determined by the turn of events in our struggle 
with Red China and the North Koreans. 

December 19, 1950 
William R, Rowland, '50 
1033 Maple Avenue 
Sharon Hill, Pa. 

May I thank you for your letter of the 28th of November, the basket- 
ball schedule, and the copies of the Alumni Register which have finally 
arrived. Duke is to be congratulated for the latter — it is certainly one 
of the finest alumni publications that I have yet seen, and it serves its 
purpose well if it is intended to keep the University before the eyes of 
the graduate in such a manner as to make him feel he is still a part of it 
and it a part of him. 

{Continued on page 56) 


Eddie Cameron, Duke Athletic Director, welcomes Duke's 
new head football coach, William D. Murray, '31, back to the 
campus. Behind them is a picture of the football stadium, where 
Coach Murray and his teams will stage their gridiron battles. This 
photograph was taken by a Herald-Sun photographer. 



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Volume XXXVII 

February, 1951 

Number 2 

Just Rambling 

The new year has begun with as fast a tempo as has 
ever been experienced on the Duke Campus. Every 
member of the administration, faculty, and University 
community is conscious of the important place the De- 
velopment Campaign is to play in Duke's future. 

The greatest problem is the lack of hours and days in a 
week. However, it gives one a mighty good feeling to see 
how alumni, faculty, and students, of the University are 
joining to make the program a success. 

William D. (Bill) Murray, '31, has been elected head 
football coach and he, along with the other members of his 
staff, is in the midst of spring practice. . All of us here on 
the campus welcome Bill home and anticipate an outstand- 
ing football program under his direction as head coach. 
Wherever you go among the alumni these days you hear 
high praise that an alumnus has been elected to direct the 
destinies of football at Duke. To those of you who do not 
know Bill, you are in for a treat when you meet him. A 
man of high integrity, hard working and careful of de- 
tail, he recognizes the value of the fundamentals in any 
field and applies them in football. Once again, welcome 
home, Bill. Your fellow alumni wish you every success. 
You can count on them for the fullest cooperation. 

Alumnae Week End is to be April 6, 7, and 8. This 
activity, under the direction of Miss Anne Garrard, gives 
promise of being the best ever held. Alumnae committees 
are busy making plans. 

The campus is already beginning to show signs of 


Faculty members are being called to serve in an ad- 
visory capacity to the government, and honors are coming 
to many of them for work in this connection: 

Again we find ourselves having difficulty keeping up 
with alumni in the military services. If you know of a 
Duke alumnus any place in any branch of the service, 
please send us information about him. 

Commencement is just around the corner. Officers of 
reunion classes have already appointed committees and are 
busy with preparations for the June reunion. 

Local alumni groups are holding Spring meetings, 
many of which will be picnics or other outdoor affairs. 
Announcements about them will appear from time to time 

in subsequent issues of the Register. In the event you are 
planning a trip, we would suggest your reading the 
Register before leaving home, so that if you are in the 
vicinity of one of these meetings, vou may attend. 

The number of alumni stopping by the Alumni Office 
is increasing as the weather gets warmer. Visitors on the 
campus are always welcomed. 

We are grateful for the newspaper clippings, photo- 
graphs, changes of address, and other items that come to 
the Alumni Office from all over the country. Keep up 
the good work. This helps us do a better job and give 
better service to the alumni and the University. 

Every so often we run across something that we feel 
deserves to be called to the attention of the alumni. On 
the editorial page of the February 3 Saturday Evening 
Post is a letter from a father to his son. We recommend 
it to young and old alike. 

In the alumni section (see page 38) of the Register 
this month is a letter written by an alumna to her news- 
paper editor in Cleveland, Ohio, in appreciation of an 
editorial which appeared in the Cleveland News. The 
editorial follows: 

"Duke University at Durham, N. C, has gone out for 
a distinction for which few American colleges can com- 
pete. It has developed a carillon tower for the daily in- 
spiration of its community by medieval bell tone, and for 
summons and celebration on great or festive occasions. 

' ' The Duke carillon has been equipped with both man- 
ual and electric keyboard and, through the skill of its 
bellmaster, Anton Brees, brought from Belgium to develop 
the chimes and their music, has set out to rival the chimes 
of the famous Bok Tower at Lake Wales, Fla. 

' ' With Mr. Brees at the console, the Duke carillon rang 
out for the invasion of Normandy, the rescue of Paris, the 
victorious end of the second World War, and various 
national anniversaries. He calls the tone of the bells 'a 
powerful spiritual voice from the sky' and believes Duke 
may partly revive the authenticity of chime signals over 
the living of people, as in Europe of the Middle Ages. 
It is a nice ambition." 

We feel that this young lady did a service for Duke 
and her fellow alumni by writing her appreciation to the 

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Alumnae Week End — Engineers Show 
Development Campaign on Campus 

Activities of Note on the Campus 

Alumnae Week End 

Breaking with a precedent of several 
years' standing Alumnae Week End this 
year will not take place during spring 
vacation, but will be held while students 
are on campus and engaged in their 
academic and extracurricular routines. 

This change occurs at the request of 
many alumnae, who have expressed a de- 
sire to return to East Campus when the 
normal hustle, bustle, and rustle of the 
school year is in progress. This will 
afford an enjoyable opportunity to re- 
capture, in all of its happy detail, the 
atmosphere of undergraduate life, these 
alumnae feel. 

Dates of the annual event, the calen- 
dar's high spot for former women stu- 
dents, are Friday, Saturday, and Sun- 
day — April 6, 7, and 8. 

Earlier it was announced that a main 
speaker would be Dr. Gloria Wysner, con- 
sultant to the International Missionary 
Council in Association with the World 
Council of Churches. Regrettably, Dr. 
Wysner has been called out of the country 
during March, April, and May and had 
to cancel her scheduled appearance at 

Other speakers, however, including at 
least one outstanding woman, will be an- 
nounced soon. 

The program for the Eighth Annual 
Alumnae Week End is as follows : 

Friday, April 6 

6 :30 p.m. — Dinner in Woman's College 
Union, cafeteria style with students. 

8 :15 p.m. — Lecture in Woman's Col- 
lege Auditorium, speaker to be announced. 

9:30 p.m. — Coffee hour in East Duke 
Building — one of two to give alumnae a 
chance for informal visits and relaxation. 

Saturday, April 7 

Most of the morning will be devoted to 
tours of the campus, with alumnae and 
students on hand to conduct tours and 
answer questions. 

11 :30 a.m. — Lecture by Dr. Marianna 
Jenkins, associate dean of undergraduate 
instruction and assistant professor of art, 
on "Are Modern 'Isms' Modern?" 

1 :00 p.m. — Luncheon and Alumnae 
Association meeting. 

4:00-5:30 p.m. — Tea honoring senior 
classes of Woman's College and School 

of Nursing. 

6:30 p.m. — Dinner in West Campus 

8 :00 p.m. — Entertainment in Woman's 
College Auditorium, including modern 
dance, brass ensemble, and Madrigal Sing- 

9 :30 p.m. — Coffee hour in Woman's 
College Union. 

Sunday, April 8 

11 :00 a.m. — Worship service, Duke 
Chapel, Dr. Ray C. Petry, professor of 
church history, preaching. 

4 :00 p.m. — Organ recital in Duke 
Chapel by Samuel Tilghman Morris, head 
of organ department, Hollins College. 

Programs and registration blanks will 
be mailed to all alumnae in the very near 

Engineers Show 

The 19th annual Engineers Show, the 
third held in the new College of Engi- 
neering Building, is scheduled for Friday 
and Saturday, March 16 and 17. 

Duke's engineers are accustomed to at- 
tracting large, even huge, crowds to these 
events, at which they put their building, 
their equipment, their knowledge, their 
professors, and even themselves on dis- 

These shows customarily include many 
wonders of engineering science, which 
range from demonstrations of nonsinu- 
soidal waves and polyphase circuits to 
toy electric trains. There are attractions 
for the most sophisticated graduate of 
M.I.T. and also items of interest for bug- 
eyed tots still in kindergarten. 

The three departments of the College of 
Engineering will each present separate 
displays and each will have a central 
attraction. The mechanical engineers will 
assemble and put into operation a com- 
plete electrical power plant. Electrical 
engineers plan new and more awesome 
demonstrations of a million-volt bolt of 
lightning. Civil engineers will display 
the photoelasticity method of determining 
stress and strain on structural materials. 

In addition to these major presentations 
there will be hundreds of other exhibitions 
of new and old wonders of technology. 

A note of major interest to veterans of 
these shows, and also to those coming for 
the first time, is the fact that a concession 

stand will be set up this year right in 
the Engineering Building, thus making 
the long hike to the "Dope Shop" for 
refreshments unnecessary. 

The engineers are extending a special 
invitation to alumni this year. This show, 
perhaps more than any single event of 
the year, demonstrates the activities, prog- 
ress, and ability of Duke's students. 
Alumni are urged to take advantage of 
the opportunity. 

In addition to finding amusement and 
instruction at the Engineers Show, visi- 
tors will discover that the hospitality of 
Duke's engineers in their still-new home 
is, in itself, worthy of considerable note. 

Faculty-Staff Campaign 

Members of the University's faculties 
and staffs, in an amazingly short time, 
have given through their own private 
campaign more than $85,000 for the De- 
velopment Program. 

This amount, which is according to a 
tabulation taken in mid-February, comes 
from approximately 450 members of the 
University community. There are about 
700 who are included in the campaign, 
and at the present rate, it appears that 
there will be nearly 100 per cent partici- 
pation before the drive is ended. 

The campus campaign was undertaken 
a short time ago at the instigation of 
several faculty and staff members. Chosen 
to head the campaign was Dr. Frank T. 
De Vyver, professor of economics, and he 
organized a committee of 12 to sponsor 
the drive. 

No one is in a better position to recog- 
nize Duke's major needs during these 
current and difficult times than is the 
faculty. No one can perceive the vista 
of the future and the demands that will 
be made upon Duke to a more accurate 
extent. Therefore, it is felt, the whole- 
hearted support of the campus is the 
strongest possible indication of the great- 
ness of the objectives of the campaign for 
funds now underway. 

President Edens said recently that this 
"voluntary and almost spontaneous re- 
action by the University's men and women 
on behalf of our Development Campaign 
is one of the most inspiring demonstra- 
tions of loyalty and confidence in Duke's 
future that we have seen." 


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National Campaign Begins 

The national campaign for the Duke 
University Development Program has be- 

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, campaigners in 
Mecklenburg County, which includes 
Charlotte, N. C, met to kick off their drive 
in the county, and this occasion signalled 
the beginning of an all-out effort to com- 
plete the 1950-51 goal of $8,650,000 by 
June 30. 

Addressing the Charlotte meeting was 
Dr. Paul A. Gross, University vice presi- 
dent and one of the nation's leading sci- 

Political changes within and communist 
threats without may threaten our nation, 
Dr. Gross said, but universities like Duke 
"will stay with you and serve you and the 
cause of free civilization come what may." 

"This nation," he declared, "will survive 
as long as educational institutions are free 
to produce men who will think and act 
for themselves. We are challenged to 
support privately endowed higher educa- 
tion, because its survival involves the very 
survival of our nation." 

Key Counties 

The Mecklenburg County campaign be- 
gan with an announcement that advance 
gifts there total $205,000. This was an 
auspicius beginning for not only the local 
drive, but for the national campaign as 
well. Chairman in Mecklenburg is George 
M. Ivey, '20, and heading the general can- 
vass is R. Z. Thomas, Jr., '36. 

This is the seond key county (North 

DURHAM CAMPAIGN LEADERS-Going over the latest returns 
from the City of Durham Campaign for a "greater Duke" are left to right, 
George Watts Hill, chairman ; Mrs. R. H. Wright, campaigner ; Donnie Sor- 
rell, member of the executive committee ; and Claude M. May, vice chairman. 
The Durham total now approaches $240,000 and is still climbing. The goal 
is $250,000. A recent editorial in the Durham Sun pointed out that Durham 
business firms and individuals have raised more money for Duke through 
the Development Campaign than for any other single cause in the history of 
the citv. 

Duke Receives Bequest 

Duke University has been generously 
recognized in the will of the late Wil- 
liam Brown Bell, trustee of the Duke 
Endowment and president of the 
American Cyaniroid Company. 

One-twelfth of a $600,000 trust fund 
was left to the University, which will 
ultimately receive half of a fund com- 
prising the bulk of the estate, set up as 
a lifetime benefit for Mr. Bell's daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Helen Griscom Hole of Rich- 
mond, Ind. 

Mr. Bell died December 20 at the 
age of 71 while on a business and 
pleasure trip with his wife in French 

He took over the leadership of 
American Cyanimid in 1922, when its 
chief product was fertilizers. Under 
his leadership the firm developed into 
an organization that now makes 5,000 
products for 200 industries. 

Carolina) campaign to begin. The third 
started just a few days later, on Friday, 
Feb. 16, when campaigners in the Greens- 
boro area of Guilford County were called 
together for a kick-off meeting by Floyd 
C. Caveness, '18, Greensboro canvass 
chairman. Approximately 60 workers met 
to hear an address by President Edens. 
General chairman in Guilford County is 
Kenneth M. Brim, '20, and heading the 
campaign in the High Point area is 
Charles L. Kearns, '32. 

The first key county campaign was 
opened in Forsyth County, which includes 
Winston-Salem, before the end of last 
year, and will soon be completed, accord- 
ing to Chairman P. Huber Hanes, Jr., 
'38, and Co-chairman Tom J. Southgate, 

Fourth and fifth key county cam- 
paigns will soon be launched in Durham 
and Wake Counties. Chairman in Dur- 
ham is Sterling Nicholson, '22, and chair- 
man in Wake County is N. E. Edgerton, 

Other New Chairmen 

Other Duke men recently accepting ap- 
pointments as campaign chairmen include 
Richard D. MeAninch, '35, of Bedford, 
Ohio, in the Northeastern Ohio area; 
W. Mason Shehan, '37, of Easton, Md., 
in the Eastern Maryland area ; Albert T. 
Kemp, '42, of Syracuse, N. Y., in the 
Syracuse area; and Robert G. Lamb, '39, 
of Rochester, N. T., in the Rochester area. 

Meanwhile individual campaigners have 
received supplies and instructions and are 
now at work in more than 15 states and 
at least one foreign country. The list 
grows daily, as more alumni join the 
effort to build Duke for a future of in- 
creased service and achievement. 

Preparations are also being made to 
launch campaigns in several of the na- 
tion's largest cities in the very near 
future. These include among others, 
New York, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Wash- 
ington, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and De- 

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Camera Invades Monastic Treasure Troves 

Duke's Dr. Clark Has Returned from Holy Land Adventure 

A narrow, sun-baked caravan track 
winds and twists through rugged, tumbled 
granite mountains, which soar nakedly 
and chaotically above a desolate and bar- 
ren plateau. It is a desert broken only by 
endless small valleys and a very few shal- 
low streams which water occasional oases 
of date palms and olive trees. 

This is an ancient land, isolated and 
barren, yet a land of majestic beauty, of 
fantastic color and design, of crystal clear 
atmosphere, deep shadows, and dazzling 
sunlight that bathes the mountains in 
golden hues. It is the land of Mt. Sinai, 
the land "where God spake with Moses," 
where "the glory of the Lord rested in the 
sight of all the people." 

Into this strange and fabulous place 
came Dr. Kenneth W. Clark, professor 
of New Testament and leading New Testa- 
ment scholar, to direct the world's most 
unusual picture-taking project. 

Convent of St. Catherine 

The modern mountain-climbing vehicles 
of the Mt. Sinai expedition moved up- 
wards over a sand track toward a monu- 
ment, 7,500 feet high, where Moses is 
said to have received the Ten Command- 
ments, and toward the old, massive and 
fortress-like walls of the ancient Convent 
of St. Catherine, inhabited by a handful 
of venerable monks. 

The vehicles — a pick-up truck, cargo 
truck and mobile photographic unit — were 
equipped with broad "sand tires," four- 
wheel drive, and special transmissions 
which gave twelve forward speeds. But 
over this uneven trail it was difficult to 
average ten miles an hour. Sheer rock 
walls echoed back the roar of engines 
where previously only the grunts of cam- 
els resounded. When the trucks finally 
ground to a halt, they were standing under 
the walls of St. Catherine's Monastery, 
more than 5,000 feet above sea level. 

As Dr. Clark stepped out of his car, 
a crowd of ragged native children gath- 
ered open-mouthed around the vehicles, 
and black-bearded monks in skull caps 
and robes stared in fascination at the 
complex, ultra-modern equipment which 
had invaded their isolated sanctuary. 

Thus was begun the recently completed 
expedition to microfilm most of an esti- 
mated 2,000,000 pages of old Biblical man- 
uscripts contained in the monastery li- 
brary, one of the world's largest collec- 
tions of ancient religious lore. 

The project, from which Dr. Clark has 

recently returned to Duke, came about 
this way : Though the Biblical lands are 
filled with ancient writings and rare books, 
most of the works are inaccessible because 
of the isolation of the- monasteries that 
guard them. Located in untraveled areas 
and in monastic seclusion, they can only 
be reached after long, difficult, and ex- 
pensive journeys, and even then, permis- 
sion to use the libraries is hard to obtain. 
It is not difficult to understand that cus- 
todians regard their aged tomes as rare 
treasures, and guard them zealously. 
Only a large-scale expedition can make a 
studv of these church treasures success- 

The Expedition's Purposes 

A little over a year ago, Library of 
Congress officials, working with the Amer- 
ican Foundation for the Study of Man, 
decided to sponsor an expedition to the 
treasure-trove of valuable manuscripts, St. 
Catherine's Monastery, and planned also 
for a stop-over in Jerusalem at the valu- 
able Patriarchial libraries there. This 
time, however, instead of merely studying 

the material, they would photograph the 
books, page by page, on microfilm. 

Duke's Dr. Clark, then serving as an- 
nual professor at the American School of 
Oriental Research at Jerusalem, was 
loaned to the expedition as editor-in-chief. 
To him fell the tremendous task of exam- 
ining, analyzing, and evaluating some 
33,000 writings and deciding which ones 
should ' be photographed. Especially in- 
terested in this work was an international 
commission, of which Dr. Clark is a mem- 
ber, engaged in preparing a new critical 
apparatus for the Greek New Testament. 
Members of the staff of Farouk Univer- 
sity, Alexandria, collaborated with the ex- 
pedition ; and William Terry of Cali- 
fornia, vice-president of the American 
Foundation, was appointed field director. 

The background of the fascinating task 
goes back to 220 A.D. when Christians 
fleeing from Roman persecution estab- 
lished themselves in this lonely and deso- 
late land. Even then they were not safe; 
massacres by neighboring tribes were fre- 
quent occurrences and the monks peti- 
tioned the protection of St. Helena, 

The assistant prior of the monastery tells Dr. Clark the story of the "burn- 
ing bush" and the rod of Moses, which, according to legend, are still live and 
flourishing plants today, and are enclosed by the wooden fence in the back- 


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Saint Catherine's Monastery, 5,000 feet up Mount Sinai — the goal of the 
expedition. The sheer rock face in the background is the mountain which 
Moses ascended to speak with the Lord. It reaches a height of 2,500 feet above 
the monastery. 

The Staff is shown hard at work in one of Patriarehial libraries in Jerusa- 
lem. In the foreground. Dr. Clark aud his assistants work over the manu- 
scripts and decide which ones are to be passed on to the photographers in the 

mother of Constantine. She ordered a for- 
tress built around their small church, and 
the fortified monastery was born. It was 
dedicated to the Transfiguration, but later, 
after relics of St. Catherine were dis- 
covered on the peak of the highest moun- 
tain in Sinai (carried there, according to 
legend, by a huge bird) and brought to 
the monastery, it became known as St. 
Catherine's. An increase in the number 
of monks and pilgrims necessitated the 
present larger structure, the foundation 
of which was laid in 542 A.D. 

Xo one knows just when the library was 
begun; fragmentary works dating back 
to the fifth century have been catalogued. 
About three-quarters of the manuscripts 
of interest to the expedition are in Greek. 
The remainder are in a number of other 
languages, including Arabic, Syriac, 
Georgian, Slavonic, and Ethiopic. 

Dr. Clark feels that the greatest 
achievement of the trip was the gaining 
of permission to photograph such valuable 
manuscripts as the famous Codex Aureus, 
which contians illuminated portraits of 
the Apostles and other sacred personages. 
The volume is encased in gold foil, and is 
attributed to the Emperor Theodosius, the 
colophon giving the date and scribe's 
name in abbreviated uncial characters. 

Besides the rehgious manuscripts. Dr. 
Clark and his assistants microfilmed docu- 
ments on philosophy, history, art, music, 
medicine, and other subjects. Also photo- 
graphed were about 1,700 "firmans," the 
original edicts and privileges granted the 
monastery by the prophet Mohammed 
himself, 1,400 years ago, and by other 
great Moslems. 

Photographed on larger film were some 
2,500 miniatures and colored illustrations 
from the manuscripts. Special requests 
for various numbers of these profusely 
illustrated woi'ks were received from 
many institutions. Princeton University 
alone requested that some 500 be photo- 

Difficulties Are Overcome 

The members of the expedition were 
aware of the need for haste. The Holy 
Land, and the rest of the world, is un- 
settled, and opportunities for such proj- 
ects are rare. This trip would probably be 
the only one of its kind, perhaps, for gen- 
erations, and they were not counting on 
coming back. From 10,000 to 15,000 
pages a day were submitted to rapidly 
clicking shutters and the blinding light 
of photo-flood lamps. Decisions on what 
manuscripts were to be photographed, 
their relative importance, ages, authors, 
and so forth, had to be made quickly and 
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Activities and Meetings 

Some Newsworthy Items 

Dr. Blanch ard Retires 

Dr. Julian Blanchard, '05, has retired 
from Bell Telephone Laboratories after 
33 years of service with them. 

Dr. Blanchard joined the Laboratories 
during World War I to work with the 
electronics group on the development and 
production of vacuum tubes, after he re- 
ceived his doctorate of philosophy from 
Columbia, and taught at Columbia and 
Duke, where he was professor of engi- 
neering from 1909 to 1912. 

In 1930, Dr. Blanchard became a staff 
assistant in the department of radio re- 
search at Bell Laboratories. During the 
next few years, in addition to special in- 
vestigations and reports on radio and vac- 
uum tube matters, he aided in the prepa- 
ration for the Laboratories' participa- 
tion in various international radio con- 
gresses, in committee work on electrical 
standards, and in editorial work on 
technical papers for publications. Some 
of the reference data he has gathered 
on the development and progress of radio 
and electronics has been widely published. 

During the second World War, Dr. 
Blanchard assisted in the organization of 
the Laboratories School for War Training, 
and for the first few months of its opera- 
tion was assigned to laboratory instruction 
and to the supervision of laboratory ap- 
paratus and equipment. Following that he 
was engaged in the writing of radar man- 
uals until the close of the war, for which 
he received the Navy Department's Em- 
blem and Certificate of Appreciation. 

Dr. Blanchard served as the Labora- 
tories' contact in New York and Wash- 
ington with the government office which 
collected reports on German technical de- 
velopments in 1946 and 1947. Since 
then he has been a member of the Patent 

A collector of stamps and paper money 
having similar designs, Dr. Blanchard is 
a charter member and secretary of the 
Essay-Proof Society. He expects to con- 
tinue his contributions on paper money 
to its quarterly publication, the Essay- 
Proof Journal, of which he is assistant 
editor and business manager. Dr. Blan- 
chard also hopes to find time, now that he 
has retired, to write a history of his 
family, to top off his genealogical hobby- 
ing. He will continue to live in Green- 

wich Village, New York City. He is a 
Class Agent for the Loyalty Fund. 

Edits Dictionary 

Dr. W. Freeman Twaddell, '26, was 
granted a leave of absence from his duties 
as professor of Germanic languages at 
Brown University, to spend the current 
year as research editor of the new Web- 
ster's Unabridged Dictionary. The vol- 
ume, entitled Webster's International Dic- 
tionary of the English Language, is being 
published by the G. and C. Merriam Com- 
pany, Springfield, Mass. 

As editor of the huge 3,000-page dic- 
tionary, Dr. Twaddell is directing a corps 
of approximately 250 scholars and sci- 
entists in the mountainous task of revising 
the more than 400,000 entries. In con- 
trast, Noah Webster, originator of the 
dictionary, wrote and edited singlehanded 
the first edition which was published in 

A prominent linguist and philologist, 

Dr. Twaddell has been teaching at Brown 
since 1947. Prior to that he was chairman 
of the German Department at the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin. During the war he 
collaborated on a handbook of conversa- 
tional German for the use of American 
troops in occupied Germany. He is the 
author of three other German text books 
used in many schools and colleges. As co- 
ordinator of the Army's Training Progam, 
at Wisconsin, he supervised quick lan- 
guage teaching by the phonemic or "im- 
portant sounds" method, and was largely 
instrumental in having the method widely 
adopted in language teaching. Dr. Twad- 
dell has also been a visiting professor 
at Leland Stanford University and the 
University of Michigan. In the past he 
has contributed to many publications in 
the field of linguistics., including the 
Britannica Junior, and has written sev- 
eral definitive studies on the subject. 

Dr. Twaddell made his home in Durham 
for some time. His father, the late Prof. 
William P. Twaddell, was for many years 
director of music in the Durham public 
schools, and was the first director of the 
Duke University Glee Club. He was 
succeeded in 1927 by J'. Foster Barnes. 

Dr. Twaddell is married and has three 
sons. They are making their home in a 
Boston suburb for the year. 

B. F. Few Elected President of Liggett & Myers 

Benjamin F. Few, '15, A.M. '16, Trustee 
of Duke University and National Chair- 
man of the Duke Development Campaign, 
was recently elected to succeed J. W. An- 
drews as president of Liggett and Myers 
Tobacco Company, following the latter's 
retirement. He assumed his new duties 
with the company on February 1. 

Mr. Few, a native of Greer, S. C, is a 
nephew of the late William Preston Few, 
former president of Duke University. 
During World War I, he served as an in- 
fantry officer in the Army. 

Having joined the leaf factory of the 
Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company after 
his graduation from college in 1916, Mr. 
Few spent the years from 1920 to 1930 
in Manila, Philippine Islands. He was 
transferred to the New York office in 
1930, and in 1936 was named director 
and senior vice-president of the company. 

In 1945, Mr. Few also became a trustee 
of Robert College, Istanbul, Turkey. 

A golf enthusiast, Mr. Few has won 
several amateur golf awards, including 
the amateur championship of the Philip- 
pine Islands in 1925 and again in 1930. 

Benjamin F. Few, '15, A.M. '16 

He was married to the former Miss 
Caroline Weston in 1920. They have two 
children, Benjamin, Jr., 17, and Elizabeth, 


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P. Huber Hanes, Jr 

Chosen Winston-Salem's 
"Young Man of the Year" 

P. Huber Hanes, Jr., '37, vice-president 
of the P. H. Hanes Knitting' Company 
and chairman of the Forsyth County 
Duke Development Campaign, has been 
selected by the Winston-Salem, N. C, 
Junior Chamber of Commerce as its 1950 
"Young Man of the Year." 

Chosen for his leadership in civic affairs 
and for his contributions to agricultural 
development in his region, Mr. Hanes was 
presented the Jaycee Distinguished Serv- 
ice Award by Mayor M. C. Kurfees of 
Winston-Salem at the organization's an- 
nual dinner, held last month. 

Mr. Hanes is vice-president of West 
End Properties, Inc., a director of the 
Wachovia Bank and Trust Company, and 
is now serving his second term as presi- 
dent of the Winston-Salem Chamber of 
Commerce. He is also a director of the 
YMCA and of the Community Chest, and 
a steward of the Centenarv Methodist 

The son of P. H. Hanes, Sr., '00, Duke 
University Trustee, Mr. Hanes is presi- 
dent of the Forsyth Breeders Association. 
As president of the Chamber of Com- 
merce, he led in the development of a 
long-range program designed to integrate 
better the economies of the urban and 
rural sections of Forsyth County. 

Mr. Hanes is also a graduate of the 
Harvard School of Business Administra- 
tion. He is married to the former Jane 
Knox Hopkins of Titusville, Pa., and they 
have three small children. 

A.I.E.E. Honors Strandberg 

Charles F. Strandberg, B.S.E.E. '50, of 
Greensboro, has been named winner of the 
American Institute of Electrical Engi- 
neers' national contest for student re- 
search papers in 1949-50. Charles re- 
ceived the hundred-dollar first prize for 
his paper entitled "Recording Styli: The 
Burnishing Facet and a Process for Re- 

The cash prize and a special certificate 
were presented to him last month at the 
Institute's National Winter General Meet- 
ing in New York. 

The prize-winning paper describes a 
patented instrument which Charles in- 
vented while a senior at Duke. Designed 
to save costly repair of sapphire recording 
needles, the device is used to cleanse these 
needles quickly and inexpensively. 

The instrument is now widely used in 
the radio broadcasting industry, and is 
being manufactured by the Strandberg 
Engineering Laboratories, Greensboro, of 
which Charles is a partner. 

E. L. Jones Re-elected 

Edwin L. Jones, '12, president of the 
J. A. Jones Construction Company of 
Charlotte, N. C, was recently re-elected 
chairman of the Charlotte Housing 
Authority at their annual meeting. He 
has headed the Authority since 1938. 

The organization is now conducting an 
examination to determine whether incomes 
of those living in the low-rent projects 
have increased to an extent to make them 
ineligible. They are also planning a 400- 
unit development for Negro families in 

Thanks Cleveland Editor 

In an issue of the Cleveland News, 
there appeared an editorial describing the 
Duke University carillon. The article is 
reprinted on the editorial page of this 
issue. It prompted Elizabeth L. Stryker, 
'42, secretary of the Northeastern Ohio 
Duke Alumni, of 3286 Elsmere Road, 
Shaker Heights 20, Ohio, to express her 
gratitude to Mr. N. R. Howard, editor of 
the News. 

This incident is worthy of comment for 
two reasons. First of all, Duke is proud 
of its alumna's thoughtfulness in acknowl- 
edging the editorial. It is the way you 
act that reflects favorably upon the Uni- 
versity. Secondly, the Alumni Office ap- 
preciates the fact that this information 
was forwarded to it. (See editorials.) 
Following is Elizabeth's letter; 

Dear Mr. Howard : 

On behalf of the local Duke Uni- 
versity alumni chapter, I want to 
thank you for the editorial which ap- 
peared in the News regarding the 
carillon. It was very interesting, not 
only to those people who know Duke 
and the carillon, but also, I am sure, 
to those people who are not familiar 
with this aspect of the University. 

You might be interested to know 
that in Northeastern Ohio, there are 
approximately 260 Duke Alumni — 
this is including cities such as Akron, 
Canton, and Youngstown, in addition 
to Cleveland. 

I am sending a copy of the edi- 
torial and a copy of this letter to 
the Alumni Office at Duke University. 

Thanking you again, I am 
Yours very truly, 
Elizabeth L. Stryker 

Judge Robbins on Board 

Haywood Robbins, '30, LL.B. '32, of 
Charlotte, has been named by Governor 
Kerr Scott of North Carolina to succeed 
D. E. Henderson as a Democratic member 
of the State Elections Board. Mr. Hend- 
erson recently resigned. 

The new board member is a past judge 
of the Charlotte city court and has prac- 
ticed law in Charlotte for the last 18 
years. His wife is the former Dr. Noel 
Walker, M.D. '32, of Charlotte, who was 
the first woman to graduate from the 
Duke University Medical School. 

Summer in Germany 

David L. Cozart, Jr., '38, insurance 
executive at New Bern, N. C, and coun- 
sellor of the Methodist Youth Fellowship 
in a New Bern Church, was one of the 
counsellors of a group of young North 
Carolinians who spent last summer in 
Germany on a combination "Youth Cara- 
van" and work camp. 

Four Duke students, Nat Harrison, Jr., 
Herbert Waldrep, Jr., Catherine Wike, 
and Mary Dawson, and six other North 
Carolinians comprised the group. Their 
main occupation was the rebuilding of a 
Methodist Church which had been des- 
troyed in the last war, but their most 
important accomplishments, according to 
Mr. Cozart, came about through their 
social relationships with the Germans in 
their neighborhood. 

The young people took part in the 
church services of the village in which 
they were working and in neighboring 
villages, and frequently had informal 

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meetings with the members of the con- 
gregations, thereby spreading American 
influence and culture. As one young- 
German said of the North Carolina group, 
"They showed us that Americans do have 
something besides chewing gum and neon 

The project was sponsored by the 
North Carolina Conference Boards of 
Missions and Education, and was con- 
ducted in cooperation with the Educa- 
tional and Cultural Relations Division 
of the United States High Commission 
for Germany, which sees such work 
groups and youth exchanges as a definite 
aid in the reeducation of the German 

At Rio Conference 

Duke University was well represented 
by former students and teachers at a 
Public Affairs Officers' Conference held in 
Rio de Janeiro some weeks ago. Rodolfo 
0. Rivera, A.M. '29, Ph.D. '32, who is cul- 
tural attache for the American Embassy, 
Montevideo, Uruguay, wrote to the Alum- 
ni Office about the meeting, which was 
attended by high ranking officers of the 
Office of Information and Educational 
Exchange of the Department of State and 
by the public affairs officers of all the 
nine countries of South America. 

Forney Rankin, Public Affairs Adviser 
to the Assistant Secretary of State for 
Latin American Affairs, who attended the 
Duke Law School in 1934, presided at the 
conference. Dr. John T. Reed, Public 
Affairs Officer at the American Embassy 
at Caracas, Venezuela, was assistant pro- 
fessor of romance languages at Duke from 
1938 to 1940. Dr. Gordon Brown, Acting 
Public Affairs Officer at the American 
Embassy at Bogota, Colombia, taught in 
the Summer Session of Duke University 
during 1941, 1942, 1943 and 1944. Gil- 
bert A. Crandall, Public Affairs Officer 
at the American Embassy, La Paz, Bo- 
livia, who also attended the conference, 
was a graduate student in the History De- 
partment at Duke in 1935 and 1936. 

Dr. Rivera received his doctor's degree 
in the field of Latin American History 
and Foreign Relations. While at Duke he 
served in the Reference Department of the 
Library, and was Executive Secretary of 
the Duke University Press. 

Mrs. Rivera, the former Laura Martin 
Jarman, is also a Duke alumna, having 
received her A.M. in 1932, and her Ph.D. ' 
in Romance Languages in 1936. She 
taught at Duke while she was doing her 
graduate work. 

Alumni in the Armed Forces 

Decorated for Gallantry 

A Silver Star for gallantry in action 
has been awarded Captain Warren J. Col- 
lins, '46, M.D., B.S.M. '48. At the time 
of the battle early last fall which re- 
sulted in the award, Capt. Collins was in 
charge of a medical aid station of the 
First Cavalry Division near Hamhung, 

Ten enemy tanks, supported by in- 
fantry, three times attacked and forced 
the withdrawal of Capt. Collins' aid sta- 
tion, which was defended by only a lightly 
armored jeep-and-truck convoy loaded 
with infantrymen. On each occasion he 
was the last to withdraw. By loading- 
wounded on vehicles as soon as they were 
treated, he saved many casualties who 
would otherwise have been run over by 
the tanks. Single-handedly, he evacuated 
men to safety from positions as close as 
50 yards from enemy tanks. 

Capt. Collins also wears the Combat 
Medical Badge awarded to medical men 
who have spent at least 30 days in the 
front lines of combat. 

His wife, the former Genie Glass, who 
was a technician at Duke in 1945 and 
1946, is living with her parents in Apex, 
N. G, while he is in Korea. 

Keeps Sabre- Jets Flying 

Veteran fighter pilot and air com- 
mander, Major R. G. "Zack" Taylor, '41, 
is the man behind the gun in a new chap- 
ter in United States aerial combat history. 
He is operations officer for the 4th Fight- 
er Interceptor Wing of the United States 
Far East Air Forces which recently in- 
troduced the speedy F-86 North American 
Sabre jet into action in the war in Korea. 

Major Taylor is charged with actual 
operational functions of the plane which 
holds the world's speed record, and is 
primarily responsible for the missions and 
tactics which are used by the Sabre jet 
pilots in combat. 

Of 1004 Dacian Avenue, Durham, Ma- 
jor Taylor enlisted in the Air Force before 
Pearl Harbor in 1941. After receiving 
his wings, he became a combat squadron 
commander in Africa and Italy, with more 
than 50 missions to his credit. He downed 
six Focke-Wulf 109's during World War 
II, and won the Distinguished Flying 
Cross, Air Medal and Soldier's Medal. 
Later he formed an F-51 squadron for 
demonstration purposes to ground troops, 

served 33 months on occupation duty as 
commander of a P-47 outfit, and became 
director of operations and training for 
Ninth Air Force. 

Wounded in Action 

Second Lieutenant Laurence M. Phelps, 
'48, United States Marine Corps, of 311 
South 11th Avenue, Lake Worth, Fla., 
was one of the first Marine casualties 
from Korea to be brought to the United 
States Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Lt. Phelps was wounded by machine 
gun fire while serving as an artillery for- 
ward observer "eyes of the artillery" at 
the crossing of the Han River. He was 
rescued by friendly Korean civilians and 
taken to a first aid station which was the 
first step toward the journey home. The 
trip to the Jacksonville hospital was made 
entirely by Military Air Transport Serv- 
ice. During the stop at Pearl Harbor, 
Hawaii, he was awarded the Purple 

Having seen duty with the Marines on 
Okinawa as a sergeant during World War 
II, Lt. Phelps was commissioned after re- 
ceiving his degree from Duke. His wife, 
Barbara, and their children, Linda and 
Laurence III, expected him home from 
the hospital by Christmas. 

Lady Marine Bails Out 

When an airplane runs out of gas, just 
about the only solution for the passengers 
is a parachute jump. That is exactly 
what Dorothea Storck, '50, second lieuten- 
ant in the Woman's Marine Corps, ,did 
when the plane in which she was making 
a training flight ran out of fuel over the 
Okeefenokee Swamp. 

Dorothea made the jump successfully 
except for a wrenched back, but landed in 
swampland. The pilot, who was the only 
other person in the plane, managed to 
make a crash landing and escaped un- 

Meanwhile, dusk was gathering, and 
although she was near the Jacksonville 
Naval Air Station, an uncharted hike 
through swampland did not appeal to 
Dorothea. She gamely wrapped herself 
in the crumpled parachute as a protection 
against cold and dampness, and spent the 
night. In the morning she was able to 
reach civilization and a hot cup of coffee. 

Stationed at Quantico, Va., Dorothea's 
home is in Bronxville, N. T. 


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Local Alumni Meetings 

Buffalo, N. Y. 

Western New York alumni report two 
bang-up Christmas holiday parties, one 
of which was a basketball game and re- 
ception for the Duke team. The Dukes 
lost to Canisius, 69-57, on New Years Day, 
but won a host of friends in the Buffalo 

The first party was an annual Yuletide 
affair with Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Cun- 
ningham and Garfield L. Miller, '39, and 
Mrs. Johanne Miller once again acting as 
gracious hosts. The get-together was a 
huge success with many new faces present. 
Some of those who helped put over the 
party were : A. Bead Cone, '37, Mrs. Cone, 
Thomas C. Morrow, '40, Mrs. Morrow, 
John F. Cree, '39, Mrs. Cree, Alvin Bing- 
ham, '49, Yirgie Mae Bay Bingham, B.N. 
'48, Alfred Tallman, '48, Frances Jean 
Frather Tallman, '48, Fenton F. Harri- 
son, '43, Dr. Marvin A. Bapp, '40, Fh.D. 
'48, Mrs. Bapp, John Bryce, '34, and Mrs. 
Bryee. Many others lent able assistance 
to the party. 

The basketball reception was held at 
the Saturn Club, and the interest was 
gratifying. Coach Bradley and several 
players were interviewed for both radio 
and television transmission on station 
WBEN. Some of the Duke people, much 
to the delight of the players, provided ten 
cute dates for members of the team. 
Needless to say, the Blue Devils returned 
to Durham with lusty cheers for the West- 
ern New York Alumni. 

Sampson-Duplin County 

President Hollis Edens was the prin- 
cipal speaker at the Sampson-Duplin 
County Alumni Association dinner meet- 
ing held at Bose Hill, N. C, on Friday 
evening, February 2. A large group of 
Duke alumni and friends, including a 
number of high school principals, faculty 
and students, met at the Bose Hill School 
lunchroom. A chicken dinner was served 
at 7:00 o'clock. 

Tina Fussell Wilson (Mrs. L. A.), '21, 
president of the association, presided and 
was in charge of the arrangements for the 
meeting. Following the dinner, Dr. Amos 
N. Johnson, '29, introduced President 
Edens, who spoke to the gathering about 
Duke University's past, present and 
future and the importance of the current 
Development Campaign. 

William L. Brinkley, Jr., '44, field secre- 
tary, undergraduate admissions, also 
talked to the group, briefly outlining the 
University's undergraduate program. He 
directed his words at the high school 
officials and students with the object of 
making them more "Duke conscious." 
Pictorial brochures were passed out to 
prospective students and other interested 

The meeting concluded with an election 
of officers. Those chosen to serve for the 
year 1951 are : Dr. Amos N. Johnson, 
'29, president ; Owen P. Johnson, '27, 
vice-president ; Thomas D. Johnson, '35, 
secretary-treasurer; and Tina Fussell 
Wilson, alumni representative. 

Law School Alumni 

Duke Law alumni in Washington, D. 
C, held their second monthly luncheon 
meeting in the Senate Bestaurant on 
February 6. They have agreed to hold 
a meeting every month. 

Senator Willis Smith, '10, and Senator 
Bichard M. Nixon, LL.B. '37, both at- 
tended the luncheon. Frank Fletcher, '35, 
Washington lawyer and owner of a metro- 
politan Washington radio station, was 
master of ceremonies. Also attending the 
luncheon were Dean Joseph A. McClain, 
Jr., of the Duke Law School, and Charles 
A. Dukes, '29, director of Alumni Affairs. 

Washington, D. C. 

Duke alumni in Washington, D. C, are 
planning a dinner March 6 at the National 
Press Club, 14th and F Streets, N.W., 
at 7 :30 p.m. Senator Bichard M. Nixon, 
LL.B. '37, of California, will be the speak- 
er, and Senator Willis Smith, '10. of 
North Carolina, University Trustee, will 
be a guest of honor. Sidney Alderman, 
'13, will act as toastmaster. Evelyn 
Knight, popular singer, is expected to 
perform for the group. 

Alumni who have helped with arrange- 
ments for the dinner are Bill Werber, '30 ; 
Alan Puryear, '36; Luther Angle, '30; 
Dorothy Huneycutt, '28; Andy Starratt, 
'34; Margaret Bledsoe, '32; Bobert Stew- 
art, '42; James Lee Bost, '95; and Frances 
A. Davis, '32. 

Beservations will be four dollars per 
person. Alumni interested in making a 
reservation should get in touch with any 
of the association's officers or with 
Frances Davis. 

At left: Among those attending the Washington, D. C, 
Law Alumni luncheon on February 6 were Senator Bich- 
ard M. Nixon, LL.B. '37, Theodore Boosevelt McKeldin, 
Jr.. Governor of Maryland, Senator Willis Smith, '10, 

and Dean Joseph A. McClain, Jr., of the Duke Law School. 
At right : A large number of Law School alumni attended 
the monthly luncheon held February 6 in the Senate 
Bestaurant, Washington, D. C. 

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Alumnus Returns to Direct Gridiron Campaigns 

Bill Murray Named to Succeed Wallace Wade 

Former Delaware Coach Was All-Southern Halfback at Duke 20 Years Ago 

William D. Murray, '31, former Duke 
football great and for the last 10 years 
director of athletics and head football 
coach at the University of Delaware, is 
Duke's new head football coach. His 
selection and acceptance were announced 
by President Edens on the last day of 
January, ending the two-month period of 
suspense and guesswork which started 
with Wallace Wade's appointment as com- 
missioner of the Southern Conference last 
December 8. 

For Murray, the new contract means 
the realization of a long-cherished am- 
bition. For Duke, it means the acquisition 
of a young man with one of the most spec- 
tacular coaching records in modern foot- 

After graduating from Duke, Murray 
became head coach, principal, dean of 
boys, and, later, assistant superintendent 
at Childrens Home, in Winston-Salem, 
where his football teams set the pace for 
the high school and prep teams in the 
South Piedmont district. During his ten- 
year stay, Childrens Home, football teams 
won sixty-nine games and tied three, 
losing only nine! There were three un- 
defeated seasons, and one winning streak 
stretched to thirty-six games. 

In 1941 he became head football coach 
at the University of Delaware, a position 
for which he was highly recommended 
by his predecessor at Duke, Wallace 
Wade. His teams there also were a sen- 
sation. In seven seasons (Delaware did 
not field a team during the war years) 
they won forty-nine, tied two, and lost 
sixteen. There, also, three undefeated 
seasons were recorded, and one winning 
streak ran to thirty-two games. 

Coach Murray's lifetime record is 118 
victories, five ties, and 25 losses. 

Outstanding as a Student 

In his student days "Smiling Bill" Mur- 
ray thrilled many a Duke fan with his end 
sweeps. He was one of the spark plugs 
of the great Duke team that fought the 
University of North Carolina to a 0-0 tie 
in the famous "Battle of Lake Kenan" in 
1930 to break a Tar -heel jinx which had 
lasted seven years. The Blue Devils fin- 
ished that season with a record of eight 
wins, two ties, and one loss. 

Halfback Bill Murray gained 1,030 
yards that season, and his performance 
earned him a berth on the All-Southern 
team and led his teammates to elect him 
the "Most Valuable Player" on the team. 

He was outstanding in campus life as 
well as on the gridiron. At the end of his 
freshman year he was voted the "best-all- 
around" member of his class. In his 
senior year he was unopposed for the 
presidency of the Men's Student Govern- 
ment Association. Upon graduation he 
was presented the Robert E. Lee award as 
the outstanding member of his class. He 
was a member of the "Red Friars," Duke's 
highest honorary fraternity, and of Om- 
icron Delta Kappa, national leadership 

William D. Murray, '31 
as a student 

His appointment as head football coach 
at Duke came as a surprise to many, not 
because they thought he was not being 
considered, but because everyone was sure 
that he would not be willing to give up his 
very favorable situation at Delaware. He 
was director of athletics and head football 
coach, and also director of the division 
of student health and physical education. 
He had been president of the Delaware 
Faculty Club, and was elected from the 
facultv to the Universitv Council. More- 

over, he had recently turned down several 
highly advantageous offers in order to 
remain at Delaware. 

When quizzed about this, Coach Mur- 
ray answered "I made up my mind a few 
years ago when I had several opportuni- 
ties to go elsewhere that I would never 
leave Delaware for any other place but 
Duke. However, I had no idea at the 
time that I would ever get the chance to 
coach at Duke. I leave a wonderful job 
and wonderful place." 

"T" for Duke? 

Murray's favorite formation at Dela- 
ware seems to have been the double wing- 
back. Last year he abandoned it for 
the first time in favor of a variation of 
the split T. When asked recently whether 
he preferred the single wing or the T, 
Murray replied that he liked "a little of 
both," and that he would have to look over 
his material before deciding definitely 
which system he will use. He indicated, 
however, that he might use some of each. 

Coach Murray is heartily in favor of 
the two-platoon system, mainly because 
"it enables more boys to play." 

Although Murray's contract with Duke 
is for only three years, it is generally 
understood that he is to stay much longer 
than that. Eddie Cameron, Duke's di- 
rector of athletics, said during the press 
conference at which Murray's selection 
was announced, "Duke never talks much 
about a contract. We just hire somebody 
and that's that. We hope Bill will be 
with us for a long time." 

Cameron went on to praise his former 
protege (Cameron had been freshman 
football coach during Bill's freshman year 
at Duke.) : "We consider ourselves to be 
most fortunate in securing the services of 
Bill Murray. I have known him as player 
and coach and have followed his career 
closely over the years. He is a splendid 
football coach, but more than that, he is 
a moulder of men." 

Jack Horner, sports editor of the Dur- 
ham Morning Herald, has also been 
watching Bill Murray's career for a long 
time. He says "I first met Bill Murray 
when he was producing winning teams 
(Continued on page 56) 


[ Page 41 

Cagers Secure Conference Tourney Berth 

The Blue Devil cagers clinched a bid to 
the Southern Conference tournament by 
defeating Wake Forest 69-64 on Febru- 
ary 19. Duke's one remaining conference 
game, which is with North Carolina, can 
affect only the Tarheel's chances for a 

The Wake Forest game was fast and 
close. The lead changed six times in the 
first half, and although Duke was never 
headed after grabbing the lead in the first 
three minutes of the second half, the mar- 
gin was never more than a few points. 

The eight teams with the best confer- 
ence records are invited to the tourna- 
ment each year. It will be held this year 
on March 1-3 at North Carolina State. 
Duke is currently ranked fifth in confer- 
ence standings, with a 12 won, 6 lost rec- 

Duke's record for all games played so 
far is 17 won and 12 lost. 

The biggest basketball news at Duke 
this year has been sensational guard Dick 
Groat, who has broken the national record 
for total points from free throws in one 

season by raising his mark to 233 in the 
29 games played so far this year. He has 
made 80.5 per cent of all his charity 
tosses. The old record of 215 was held 
jointly by Tony Lavelli of Yale and Paul 
Arizin of Yillanova. Groat is now shoot- 
ing for another record — the National Col- 
legiate high scoring record of 740 points 
in one season, set by William and Mary's 
Chet Giermak two years ago. His grand 
total to date is 717 points, only 23 short. 
With two games still to play and possibly 
more if the Blue Devils meet with success 
in the tournament, Groat seems a sure bet 
to set a new mark. 

Dick has already smashed most of 
Duke's records. He set a new record of 
37 points scored in a single game as the 
Blue Devils trounced Davidson 90-68 
shortly after mid-term exams. The Duke 
record for total points in a season, which 
was 430, he has long since smashed. 

The Devil cagers emerged from exam 
week in a slump during which they 
dropped games to Wake Forest, (65-56) 
the University of South Carolina, (86-64) 

"Red" Kulpan Weds 

"Red" Kulpan, center on the varsity 
basketball squad, and Alice Elizabeth 
Black, R.N, B.S.N. '50, walked down 
the aisle on January 19, and came back 
Mr. and Mrs. 

They were married in York Chapel 
by Professor James T. Cleland. The 
basketball team was on hand to throw 
plenty of rice when they came out of 
the Chapel. 

"Red," a six-foot-six-inch Trinity 
College junior, is from Norfolk, Ya. 
Betsy, his petite bride, is a Duke Hos- 
pital nurse from Johnson City, Tenn. 

Dick Groat grabs a rebound in the Duke-N. C. State game. Left to right 
are : Sam Ranzino. 77, State : Diek Crowder. 33. Duke : Lee Terrell, 75, State : 
Paul Horvath, 84. State: "Red" Kulpan, 20, Duke: Diek Groat, 10, Duke; 
and Yie Bubas, 78, State. 

the University of North Carolina (71-68). 
and New York University (79-73). 

But they picked up their second win of 
the second semester by blasting George 
Washington S5-70, on February 5. The 
next night the Dukes were again victori- 
ous, beating William and Mary 61-54 to 
get back into the running for a berth at 
the Southern Conference Tournament, 
which is to be held at North Carolina 
State March 1-3. 

Taking a loss to Southern Conference 
champion North Carolina State in their 
stride, and quite elated that Diek Groat 
had again outseored the great State star 
Sammy Ranzino, this time 27 to 20, the 
Blue Devils went on to rack up two more 
Southern Conference victories. The first 
of these was a 94-73 rout of Davidson on 
the losers' home court February 14. The 
Dukes dominated the court throughout 
the game, and were never headed. 

Two days later they scored another 
smashing victory, this time on their home 
court against Washington and Lee by a 
comfortable 94-6S margin. The Blue 
Devils were ahead throughout the game, 
the Generals never approaching any closer 
than within four points after the game 
was a little underway. 

Taking a road trip to the northern 
fringe of the Southern Conference. Duke 
won a 49-40 decision from the University 
of Maryland. Tight defensive play was 
the outstanding feature of this game, with 
a minimum of the flashy offensive work 
that has characterized most of the Blue 
Devil play this fall. 

The game was close all the way, and 
only in the final quarter did Duke attain 
the security of a comparatively large 
point margin. 

The Blue Devils stepped outside the 
conference for a tiff with the flashy Mid- 

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dies of The United States Naval Acade- 
my at Annapolis. Navy blue outshone 
the Duke blue, and the Devils suffered an 
85-60 defeat. 

The latest scoring figures for the Duke 
cagers as the Register goes to press have 
Dick Groat, of course, in front with 717 
points. Dick Crowder, lanky center, is 
second with 267 points, and team Cap- 
tain Scotty York is next with a steady 
233. Kes Deimling, a sophomore who has 
showed a lot of promise, has 198 points. 
The other leaders are Bill Fleming with 
196 and Dayton Allen with 163. 

Groat's total score for this year, plus 
the 275 points he scored in 19 games last 
winter, gives him 992 points for his two- 
year varsity career. This equals the mark 
set in three years by Duke's All- American 
Ed Koffenberger. Groat is now 17 points 
above the pace set by Con-en "Ceep" You- 
mans in his four-year varsity career at 
Duke. Youmans played on the varsity 
as a freshman. If Groat's freshman totals 
are included in his career record, it stands 
at 1193 points in three seasons. 


Duke's varsity wrestlers racked up their 
second win of the 1950-51 season here 
February 5 by mauling Georgia Tech 19- 
7. The Duke grapplers have lost one de- 
cision, that being to Virginia Tech by a 
17-13 count. On February 15 they beat 
Davidson, their third opponent, 17-11. 
Earlier in the season Duke had defeated 
tauted Maryland by a 16-14 score. The 
team has three meets left on the schedule 
before moving into the Southern Con- 
ference tournament. 

After their first three meets, five Duke 
wrestlers were unbeaten. Besides co-cap- 
tains Dick Harrison and Bill Britt, they 
included Bob Burrell, Jerry Gallagher 
and John McMasters. 

Billy Cox and Worth Lutz, Jr., Are 
Awarded Trophies 

Wallace Wade Opens 
Office in Durham 

Former Duke Coach Wallace Wade, 
now commissioner of the Southern 
Conference, has opened his office in 
Durham, which has been his home ever 
since he first came to Duke twenty 
years ago. His new business address 
is the Temple Building at 107 Market 

Mr. Wade left Duke University to 
take up his new duties on January 1. 

Billy Cox, Blue Devil tailback, and 
Worth Lutz, Jr., Durham High fullback, 
were awarded the Center Theatre Tro- 
phies as the outstanding players of their 
respective schools for the past season at 
a ceremony during half-time intermission 
of the Duke-Wake Forest basketball game. 

Noble Arnold, former manager of the 
Center Theatre in Durham, and long a 
friend of Duke University, flew from At- 
lanta, Ga., where he is now located, to 
make the presentations. 

This is the second successive year that 
Worth Lutz has won the High School 
award. The son of Worth Lutz, Sr., '29, 
Worth, Jr., has reeentlv been named on 

the All American High School team. 
Also of interest, Worth, Jr., will enter 
Duke as a freshman next fall. 

The name of Billy Cox has thus been 
added to a long list of Diike football 
greats who have received the Center Thea- 
tre award for the most valuable player 
at Duke. The list includes such im- 
mortals to the memory of Duke fans as 
"Honey-boy'' Hackney, Ace Parker, the 
late Tom Burns, Whitey Davis, Fred Fol- 
ger, George McAfee, Al DeRogatis, and 
Louis Allen. Cox either set or helped 
set seven team and individual offensive 
records this past year. 

Arthur Bradsher, '04, Great Trinity 
Pitcher, Dies 

Arthur Brown Bradsher, '04, one of the 
greatest collegiate pitchers in the nation 
in the early 1900's, died at his home in 
Beaufort, N. C, on January 27, of a 
heart attack. 

As the ace southpaw for Trinity Col- 
lege, Mr. Bradsher rolled up an amazing 
strike-out record and was known through- 
out the land as "King of the Southern 
Diamond." In each of his years at 
Trinity, Mr. Bradsher made an outstand- 
ing reputation for himself on the base- 
ball diamond, becoming one of the top 
collegiate pitchers of all time. In 1901 
he fanned 70 opposing players, and 
in 1903 there were 99 who could not touch 
one of his pitches. 1904 brought an even 
more spectacular season, for Arthur Brad- 
sher pitched 14 winning games and lost 
only one. Facing 427 hitters he allowed 
only 48 safe hits, struck out 166 batters, 
and pitched a 9-0 no-hitter against Oak 
Ridge. During his final year he allowed 
only 38 hits in 13 games, striking out 169 
would-be hitters. Two no-hit games were 
pitched by him that season. A versatile 
ball player, Mr. Brasher played regularly 
in the outfield or at third base when he 
was not pitching. 

As a young boy, Arthur Bradsher 
moved to Durham with his family. Hav- 
ing received his elementary education in 
the Durham city schools, he entered Trin- 

After graduating from college, he de- 
clined a $10,000 job (an unheard of sum 

at that time) to play professional ball, 
choosing instead to be employed by the 
old American Tobacco Company. Later 
he became market supervisor for the Ex- 
port Leaf Tobacco Company located in 
Petersburg, Va. At the time of his re- 
tirement in 1945 he was a director and 
vice-president of the Imperial Tobacco 
Company of Canada, Montreal, Canada. 

After his retirement in 1945, Mr. Brad- 
sher made his home on Summerlea Farm 
near New Bern, N. C, until September, 
1950, when he moved to Beaufort. 

Funeral services for Mr. Bradsher were 
held at the Howerton-Bryan Funeral 
Home in Durham, and interment was in 
Maplewood Cemetery, annex B. 

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Muse Bradsher, '05; three daughters, 
Mildred Bradsher Voorhees (Mrs. E. H.), 
'46, Garden City, Long Island, N. Y. ; 
Mary Elizabeth Bradsher Haves (Mrs. 
F. L), '31, Charlotte, N. C.;*and Mrs. 
F. A. Gill, Jr., Petersburg; two sons, Dr. 
Charles K. Bradsher, '33, former Duke 
track star hailed as one of the greatest 
half-milers in the school's history, who is 
now teaching chemistry at Duke; and Dr. 
A. B. Bradsher, Jr.," '38, Philadelphia, 
Pa. ; and a half brother, Gordon M. Car- 
ver, '15, Carolina Beach, N. C, and sixteen 
grandchildren. In addition to his im- 
mediate family, Mr. Bradsher is survived 
by a large number of relatives and in- 
laws, many of whom came to Duke Uni- 


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Some Recent Events 

Duke Host to N. C. Press 

Duke University entertained the North 
Carolina Press Association at a dinner 
in the West Campus Union during the 
Association's annual Newspaper Institute 
held at the University of North Carolina 
and Duke last month. Attendance at the 
Institute broke all previous records. 

Professor James T. Cleland of the Duke 
Divinity School gave the principal ad- 
dress, and Governor W. Kerr Scott pre- 
sented the annual press awards. Presi- 
dent Hollis Edens extended a welcome to 
the group, and Henry Belk, '23, retiring 
president of the Association, responded. 
Dr. Charles E. Jordan, vice-president of 
Duke University, presided. A musical 
program was presented by the Duke 
Double Quartet directed by J. Foster 

American Alumni Council 
Holds Meeting at Duke 

The Alumni Department of Duke Uni- 
versity was host to District Three of the 
American Alumni Council for its annual 
meeting, held in January. Charles A. 
Dukes, '29, director of Alumni Affairs, 
and Anne Garrard, '25, A.M. '27, assistant 
director of alumni affairs, planned and 
coordinated the three-day program, which 
included panel discussions, luncheon and 
dinner sessions, addresses, and business 

Special guest and speaker at the Mon- 
day luncheon was T. Hawley Tapping, of 
the University of Michigan, president of 
the American Alumni Council. 

Dr. Hollis Edens was the principal 
speaker at the last evening session of the 
meeting. He told the group, which is 
made up of alumni affairs directors of the 
institutions of higher learning in nine 
Southern states, that the alumnus and 
his alma mater have a mutual responsi- 
bility to each other that must never be 
overlooked. The alumnus has the respon- 
sibility of interpreting the high mission 
of his alma mater, and it is the institu- 
tion's duty to keep the alumnus abreast 
of its growth and development. 

Also featured on this program were 
several musical numbers by members of 
the Duke Men's Glee Club, who performed 
under the baton of John Putnam of 
Buffalo, N. Y., student director of the 
Glee Club. 

The final panel discussion of the meet- 
ing was directed by Charles P. McCurdy, 

Jr., of William and Mary, president-elect 
of the Council. The topic was "Trends in 
Alumni Work." 

Displayed in the Washington Duke 
Hotel, Council headquarters for the meet- 
ing, were several exhibits of interest to 
alumni leaders. An engraving exhibit 
from Durham Engraving Company, a 
printing exhibit from Seeman Printery, 
and an exhibit of various alumni maga- 
zines were seen by the delegates. 

Divinity School Holds 
Seminars for Ministers 

The 1951 Duke University Divinity 
School Seminars, which are made possible 
by the James A. Gray Fund, were held 
at Myers Park Methodist Church in 
Charlotte, N. C, on January 22 and 23, 
and at the First Methodist Church in 
Wilson, N. C, on January 25 and 26. 

Begun two years ago, the Seminars are 
designed "to offer North Carolina minis- 
ters an opportunity to continue their edu- 
cation after graduation." Dr. Kenneth 
W. Clark, professor at the Duke Divinity 
School, is chairman of the Seminar com- 

Identical programs following the theme 
of "Our Ministry" were presented for 
some 200 ministers in each city. Principal 
speakers were Bishop Fred Pierce Cor- 
son, presiding bishop of the Philadelphia 
Area of The Methodist Church, and Dr. 
William D. Davies, professor of Biblical 
Theology, Duke Divinity School. Dr. 
Davies presented two addresses on "Our 
Ministry : Its New Testament Origins" 
and "Our Ministry: Its New Testament 
(and Historical) Meaning." "Ministerial 
Leadership" and "Ministerial Achieve- 
ment" were the subjects of Bishop Cor- 
son's two addresses. All the talks were 
supplemented by question and answer dis- 

Dr. Clark presented an illustrated 
lecture, "Miles of Manuscripts from 
Jerusalem to Sinai." He told of the mi- 
crofilm reproduction of ancient manu- 
scripts from the Monastery of St. Cath- 
erine and Jerusalem in the Holy Land, a 
project which he guided last year. 

Others participating in the Seminars 
were Bishop Costen J. Harrell, '06, D.D. 
'40, of Charlotte; Dr. E. H. Nease, '25, 
B.D. '31, superintendent of the Charlotte 
District; Dr. A. J. Hobbs, '19, superin- 
tendent of the Rocky Mount District; 
James G. Huggin, B.D. '29, pastor, Myers 

Park Church; Dr. T. M. Grant, '09, pas- 
tor, First Methodist Church, Rocky 
Mount ; Robert W. Bradshaw, '19, pastor, 
First Methodist Church, Wilson; Dr. 
James Cannon III, '14, acting dean of the 
Duke Divinity School. 

Presiding at the various sessions during 
the Conferences were The Reverend 
Mitchell Faulkner ; Charles P. Bowles, '28, 
A.M. '31, B.D. '32; Lee F. Tuttle, '27; 
W. J. Miller, '23; D. E. Earnhardt, '18, 
A.M. '27; Leon Russell, B.D. '30; Allen 
P. Brantley, '18 ; and W. A. Cade, '13. 

A special feature at each Seminar was 
a layman's panel discussion of "The Lay- 
man's View" of the minister's job. Paul 
Ervin, '28, LL.B. '31; Hunter M. Jones; 
Richard E. Thigpen, '22; Edwin L. Jones, 
'12; and Charles H. Litaker, '28, were 
members of the panel at Charlotte. D. S. 
Johnson, '24, A.M. '29, Everett Blake, 
J. A. Glover, and J. H. Rose, '13, were 
members of the panel of laymen at Wil- 

In addition to a social hour held for the 
conferees, luncheons and dinners were 
served to all of them at the host churches 
in order to preserve the close fellowship 
of all who participated. 

Civil Engineers Meet 

The North Carolina Section of the 
American Society of Civil Engineers held 
a meeting at the Duke College of Engi- 
neering in January. New officers were 
elected for 1951, and life memberships in 
the Society were presented to 'several 
prominent engineers at a luncheon fol- 
lowing the business meeting. 

Principal speaker at the annual meet- 
ing was William R. Glidden, Richmond, 
Va., national vice-president of the organi- 

Four student papers were presented 
during the morning session. W. V. West- 
moreland delivered a paper entitled 
"Alaska Road Commission," and W. C. 
Vanburen gave an illustrated lecture on 
steam gauging for the Bureau of Recla- 
mation in the Western United States. 
Both are students at the Duke College of 
Engineering. The remaining two papers, 
"A Civil Engineer's Job with the Air 
Force" and an illustrated paper explain- 
ing construction of the West Asheville 
Bridge at Asheville, N. C, were delivered 
by students from North Carolina State 

Members of the student ASCE chapter 
at Duke were hosts at the meeting. 
Chandler W. Brown, B.S. '46, B.S.C.E. 
'47, Duke engineering instructor, is facul- 
ty adviser for the group. 

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Duke "Hams" Speak on "Voice of America" 

On the last afternoon and evening in 
ranuary, an isolated homesteader in the 
vilds of the Australian bush and perhaps 
i student in the twisting byways of Paris' 
tlontmartre tuned their radios and heard 
he voices of two Duke University stu- 
lents and a Duke staff member. They 
rere listening to the regular weekly half- 
lour Voice of America program prepared 
■specially for short wave radio enthusi- 
asts and beamed to Europe and the 
Middle East. 

Through the powerful Voice of America 
adio, key members of amateur short wave 
tation W4AHY at Duke gained an in- 
ernational audience as they described the 
listory of their station and some of its 
echnical aspects in a six-minute recorded 
nterview from the "shack" of the Engi- 
teers' Radio Station located in the Engi- 
leering Building. 

Participating in the broadcast were 
)an Murph, Jr., Washington senior, son 
1 Daniel S. Murph, A.M. '03; Robert 
jawler, New Orleans, La. freshman; and 
loseph P. Edwards, laboratory technician 
n the Duke Electrical Engineering De- 
triment. Leading the interview was 
lank Miller, Voice of America announcer 
torn New York City, who visited 
iV4AHY a week or two before the broad- 
cast to make the recording. 

The Voice of America had already in- 
erviewed a former president of the 
Electrical Engineers' Club, Ed Carson, 
49. Ed, his brother Bill, and their 
'ather, J. E. Carson, all of Danville, Va. ; 
■ach operate a short wave set. 

W4AHY is the radio outlet for a group 
if about a dozen Duke students who call 
hemselves the Duke Amateur Radio Club. 
With office space granted them by the 
Duke College of Engineering and a mass 

of surplus service radio equipment, the 
student "hams" have constructed a power- 
ful transmitter whose signal has been 
heard half-way around the world. 

As members of a vast international net- 
work of amateur short wave stations, 
W4AHY yearly sends more than 300 mes- 
sages to all parts of the United States and 
many foreign countries without charge as 
a public service. In times of disaster 
when normal communications are para- 
lyzed, amateur stations like W4AHY 
maintain contact with the outside world 
through their widespread network. 

Art Exhibit Features Klee 

The art exhibits which are shown each 
month in the Woman's College Library 
will be of interest to alumni who visit 
the campus. 

From February 3 through February 28 
an exhibition of paintings by one of the 
most brilliant contemporary artists, Paul 
Klee, is being featured. Also included in 
the exhibition are works by Wassily 
Kandinsky, an outstanding abstraction- 
ist, and Lionel Feininger, another con- 
temporary master. The pictures include 
watercolors lent by Dr. Joseph A. Mc- 
Clain, Jr., dean of the Law School, water- 
colors from the Societe Anonyme Collec- 
tion of the Yale University Art Gallery, 
and oil paintings lent by the Phillips 
Memorial Gallery in Washington, D. C. 

The Duke University Arts Council, 
which is sponsoring the exhibition, held 
for its members a preview showing and 
reception on the evening of February .2. 
At this time Mr. John Canady, director 
of the Newcomb Art School at Tulane 
University, delivered an address on the 
work of Klee, a subject on which he is an 

Calendar of Events 

March 4 — Recital by students of Mr. Withers. 4 :00 p.m., Asbury. 
March 8 — Modern Dance Recital. 8:15 p.m., Woman's College Auditorium. 
March 13 — Student Forum Lecture by Carl Sandberg. 8:15 p.m., Woman's 

College Auditorium. Tentative. 
March 15, 16— Duke Players Production "The Ascent of F-6." 8:15 p.m., 

March 16, 17 — Engineers' Show. College of Engineering. 
March 18 — The Seven Wonders of Christ presented by the Chapel Choir. 

4:00 p.m., University Chapel. 
March 20 — Vienna Choir Boys presented by the All Star Artists Series. 

8 :15 p.m., Page. 
March 22 — Duke Concert Band. 8:15 p.m., Woman's College Auditorium. 
March 24-April 2 — Spring Vacation. 

April 3 — Piano Recital by Mr. Loren Withers. 8:15 p.m., Page. 
April 6-8 — Alumnae Week End. 

authority. Klee, a Swiss who died in 
1940, was called by Mr. Canady one of 
the two most influential contemporary 
painters, the other being Picasso. 

From March 1 through March 23 there 
will be an exhibition of Design in Home 
Furnishing in the Library. It will in- 
clude examples of pottery, textiles, tables, 
lamps, kitchen utensils, and other objects 
of artistic value and usefulness in the 

Glee Club Begins 1951 
Spring Concert Series 

The 1951 season of the Duke Men's 
Glee Club under the direction of J. Fos- 
ter ("Bishop") Barnes, began February 
16 in Page Auditorium at Duke, when the 
Club presented their usual scintillating 
program of male harmony. 

Several treats were in store for the 
audience. The double octet added another 
member for the occasion, a coed, Alicejean 
Thompson, who sang in the "Italian 
Street Song" number. Another coed, 
Betty Lou Matheson, sang with the entire 
Club in a stirring rendition of "The Om- 
nipotence." Highlights of the evening 
were the Barbershop Quartet and five so- 

Three short week end trips in North 
Carolina and a Northern tour during 
spring vacation will complete the season. 
This year the Glee Club will appear on a 
television show in addition to their usual 
NBC broadcast. The same captivating- 
enthusiasm will go with the 45 members 
of the Club wherever they sing. Chosen 
from an original group of 150 singers, 
their music is the result of four and a half 
months' continuous rehearsing. Yet at 
each performance their songs are as spon- 
taneous as if sung for the first time. They 
always seem to succeed in their dual pur- 
pose of pleasing their audience and en- 
joying themselves. 

The entire schedule of the 1951 Spring 
Glee Club tour follows : Durham, Febru- 
ary 16; Concord, N. C, March 8; Mount 
Airy, N. C, March 9 ; Winston-Salem, N. 
C, March 10; Petersburg, Va., March 24; 
Washington, D. C, March 25; Lancaster, 
Pa., March 26; Pittsburgh, Pa., March 
27; Cleveland, Ohio, March 28; and 
Rochester, N. Y., March 29. 

New York, N. Y. (Savoy-Plaza Hotel), 
March 30; Broadcast over NBC from 
New York, and Television program on 
Chesterfield Show, April 2; Greenville, 
N. C, April 12; Washington, N. C, April 
13; Elizabeth City, N. C, April 14; 
Southern Pines, N. C, April 27; and 
Greensboro, N. C, April 28. 


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1. Lawrence E. Blanchard, III. Frances Hallum Blanchard, '43. 
Lawrence E. Blanchard. Jr.. '42. Richmond. Va. L. E. Blanchard. 
'09 (Deceased) Grandfather. 

2. TrBBY Duncan. Trilby Hewitt Duncan (Mrs. Max C), '41. New 
London. Conn. 

3. Tommy Bello. Jacqueline Hutzler Bello, '48. Harold A. Bello, 
'47. Raleigh, N. C. 

4. Wallace R. Dodd. Jr. Anne Bennett Dodd (Mrs. W. R.), R.N., 
B.S.N. '44. Greensboro, N. C. 

5. Edmund W. Creekmore, Jr. Lt. Comdr. Edmund W. Creekmore. 
U.S.N., '42. Washington. D. C. 

6. Stephen Brandon. Gil Brandon. Guilbert L. Brandon, 
B.S.M.E. '44. Memphis. Tenn. 

7. Jean King. Sam C. King, Jr. Sam C. King. '41. Lineolnton, 
N. C. 

8. Joe Hiatt. Bobby Hlvtt. Sara Rankin Hiatt, '38. Joseph S. 
Hiatt, Jr., '36, M.D. '40. McCain, N. C. 

9. Charlotte Stump. Jacquelyn Stump. Cecelia Stump. Lu- 
cille Hessick Stump (Mrs. L. J.), '37. Chevy Chase. Md. 

10. Janie James. Judy James. Gus James. Walter D. James, '39. 
Atlanta. Ga. 

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Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 



Ens. Eugene Chesson, Jr., U.S.N., BSCE, 
50, F.P.O. San Francisco, Calif. 

lime T. Fliflet, '39, Washington, D. C. 

Paul W. Smith, '29, Ealeigh, N. C. 

Anne Steele Redding (Mrs. T. H.), '38, Ashe-, 
boro, N. C. 

Elizabeth Churchill Underwood (Mrs. Wm. 

| A.), '27, Asheboro, N. C. 

Robert L. Wilbur, '46, A.M. '48, Ann Arbor, 

Francis J. Brice, '45, Waterbury, Conn. 

Herbert Hipps, '50, Greensboro, N. C. 

Claude E. Bittle, '45, LL.B. '50, Durham, 
N. C. 

Rev. A. Gordon Fischer, '39, Kingsville, Md. 

Darrell S. Jones, Jr., '50, Newark, Ohio. 

William T. Lamparter, '47, A.M. '48, High- 
land Park, N. J. 

Charlotte E. Crews, '31, Oxford, N. C. 

Woodrow W. King, M.F. '48, Lufkin, Tex. 

Ann Richardson, '50, Roxboro, N. C. 
Tommy" Thomas Foreman (Mrs. R. E.), 
'43, Elizabeth City, N. C. 

Robert E. Foreman, '42, Elizabeth City, 
N. C. 


Classes holding reunions at Commence- 
ment, 1951, will be as follows: '01, '10, '11, 
'12, '26, '35, '36, '37, '41, '49. 

'09 > 

President: M. A. Briggs 

One of the fourteen new members of the 
Board of Directors of the American Society 
of Newspaper Editors elected last fall is 
JOSH L. HORNE, '09, University Trustee, 
and publisher of the Rocky Mount, N. C, 
Evening Telegram. 

•25 > 

President : Marshall I. Pickens 
Class Agents: Joseph C. Whisnant, W. F. 
Young, Jr. 
LILLIAN FROST is now Mrs. Erie Donner, 
and her address, Tree Tops, Route No. 1, 
Asheville, N. C. She and her husband have 
a very attractive guest house, which they 
enjoy very much. 

L. QUINCY MUMFORD, '25, A.M. '28, is 
Director of the Cleveland Public Library. 
He went to the Library in 1945 as assistant 
director, having worked in the Duke and 
Columbia University Libraries and in the 
New York library system. In 1940 lie headed 

Robert M. Gantt, '09, Durham, N. C. 

Joe M. Hunt, '28, Greensboro, N. C. 

William J. Kerr, '47, Durham, N. C. 

Henry A. Dennis, '13, Henderson, N. C. 

Lucille Bullard Belk (Mrs. Henry), '10, 
Goldsboro, N. C. 

Henry Belk, '23, Goldsboro, N. C. 

R. A. Reed, Jr., '46, Blaeksburg, Va. 

Elizabeth MacFadyen Graham (Mrs. E. 
K.), '30, A.M. '31, Greensboro, N. C. 

Mary Skinner Sandell (Mrs. S. G), '33, 
Brockton, Mass. 

J. E. Yountz, '29, Waynesville, N. C. 

Walter N. McDonald, '44, New Bern, N. C. 

C. S. Hooper, '32, New York City, N. Y. 

Clay F. Wynn, '20, Wynnburg, Tenn. 

Donald McCullen, '50, Maplewood, N. J. 

William Bates, '43, Havertown, Pa. > 

Andrew M. Secrest, '44, Laurinburg, N. C. 

Neal McGuire, BSME '48, Charlotte, N. C. 

Daniel M. Williams, Jr., '48, LL.B. '50, 
Asheville, N. C. 

Louis C. Allen, Jr., '45, LL.B. '49, Burling- 
ton, N. C. 

a staff that reorganized and coordinated 
processing divisions of the Library of Con- 
gress. He has also worked on surveys of 
the Library of Congress, the Army Medical 
Library and technical processes of the Co- 
lumbia Library. A former president of the 
Ohio Library Association and chairman of 
the American Library Association's Library 
administration committee and of its photo- 
graphic reproduction committee, he was 
chairman for the American Library Associ- 
ation's national conference in Cleveland last 
year. Mr. Mumford lives at 14565 Drex- 
more Road, Shaker Heights, Ohio. He has 
a daughter, Katherine, who is a student at 
the University of Michigan. 

'28 > 

President: Robert L. Hatcher 
Class Agent: E. Clarence Tilley 
Since last September ELIZABETH CRAV- 
EN has been living in Raleigh, N. C, where 
she is working as a medical technologist in 
the field of obstetrics and gynecology for 
two doctors, one of them being Paul E. 
Simpson, '37, M.D. '40. Her address is 
1506% Canterbury Road. 
'28, A.M. '30, Ph.D. '33, is an associate pro- 
fessor of mathematics and head of the 

mathematics department, on a part-time 
basis, at High Point College in High Point, 
N. C. She has previously taught at Camp- 
bell College, N. C, and Mary-Hardin Bay- 
lor College, Belton, Texas. The R^avis 
family recently moved from Texas to High 
Point, where Mr. Reavis is pastor of the 
Green Street Baptist Church. 

'31 . 

President : John Calvin Dailey 
Class Agent: C. H. Livengood, Jr. 
JOHN W. M. RUTENBERG, having re- 
signed as Assistant Attorney General of the 
State of New York in charge of the Securi- 
ties Bureau, has resumed the practice of law 
with offices in the Woolworth Building, New 
York City. MRS. RUTENBERG is the 
former IVA PITTS. They live at S68 Pros- 
pect Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'34 > 

President : The Reverend Robert M. Bird 

Class Agent: Charles S. Rhyne 
DOUGLAS) and her family live at 220 
Myrover Street, Fayetteville, N. C. She and 
Mr. Horner have three children, Randy, 4 ; 
And}', 2; and Lynda Jean, 5 months. 
PAUL H. SANDERS, LL.B., who was a 
member of the faculty of the Duke Law 
School from 1936 to 1946, is now on the 
Law faculty at Vanderbilt University, teach- 
ing labor law and other public law courses. 
He has been chairman of the American Bar 
Association's Committee on Wage and Hour 
Legislation since 1947. Last summer he 
and Mrs. Sanders were in San Juan, Puerto 
Rico, where Professor Sanders served on a 
minimum wage committee covering a num- 
ber of industries on that island. The com- 
mittee was named by the Wage and Hour 
Administrator of the United States Depart- 
ment of Labor to recommend wage levels 
for the Puerto Rican Men's Clothing In- 
dustry, Leather and Leather Goods Industry, 
Fabricated Textile Products, Needlework 
and Handicraft Industries. 

'35 > 

Next Reunion: Commencement, 1951 
President : John Moorhead 
Class Agent : James L. Newsom 
her husband live at Ridgecrest in Morris- 
town, Tenn., having moved into a new home 
about a year ago. Besides keeping house, 
Rose keeps books for her father and is 
active in the Pilot Club and the League of 
Women Voters. 


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'36 » 

President: Dr. Joe S. Hiatt, Jr. 

Class Agents: James H. Johnston, Clif- 
ford W. Perry, R. Zaek Thomas, Jr. 
A picture of Joe and Bobby Hiatt, sons of 
JOSEPH S. HIATT, JR., '36, M.D. '40, and 
SARA RANKIN HIATT, '38, is on the Sons 
and Daughters Page this month. The Hiatts 
live in McCain, N. C, where Joe is Associate 
Superintendent and Associate Medical Di- 
rector of The North Carolina Sanatorium. 

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President: Thomas F. Southgate, Jr. 

Class Agent: William F. Womble 
HESSICK) live at 5620 "Western Avenue in 
Chevy Chase, Md. Besides Lucille and 
Jack, there are three daughters, Charlotte 
(10y 2 ), Cessie (7) and Jackie (2%). A 
picture of the girls and "Lady" their dog 
is on the Sons and Daughters Page of this 

'39 » 

President: Edmund S. Swindell, Jr. 

Class Agent: Walter D. James 
WALTER D. JAMES is manager of the 
Southern Division of Roadway Express, 
Inc., with headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. His 
address is Box 37, Station D, Atlanta. Wal- 
ter and Jean have three children, Janie, 
Judy, and Gus, whose picture is on the Sons 
and Daughters Page this month. 

'40 > 

President: John D. MacLauchlan 
Class Agent: Addison P. Penfield 
(MRS. WILLIAM) has a daughter, Eliza- 
beth Prue, and lives at 2019 Garner Terrace, 
Newport News, Va. 

'41 * 

Next Reunion: Commencement, 1951 
President: Robert F. Long 
Class Agents: Julian C. Jessup, Meader 

W. Harriss, Jr., Andrew L. Ducker, Jr., 

J. D. Long, Jr. 

A son, William Donald, was born on No- 
vember 12 to ARTHUR M. ALPERT, 
B.S.C.E. and Mrs. Alpert of 39 Courtland 
Street, Chicopee Falls, Mass. 
Little Tibby Duncan, whose picture is on 
the Sons and Daughters Page this month, is 
the daughter of TRILBY HEWITT DUN- 
CAN and Lieutenant Commander Max C. 
Duncan. The Duncans are living at 733 
Ocean Avenue in New London, Conn., while 
Lt. Comdr. Duncan is on submarine duty. 
Last fall SAM C. KING and his family 
moved to Lincolnton where their address is 
304 E. Main Street. A picture of the child- 
ren, Jean and Sam, Jr., better known as 
"Bo," appears on the Sons and Daughters 
Page this month. 

is head of the science department at the 
Whiteville, N. C, High School, and owner 
of The Art Shop there. 

'42 * 

President: James H. Walker 

Class Agents: Robert E. Foreman, Willis 

Smith, Jr., George A. Trakas 

Larry Blanchard, III, whose picture is on 

the Sons and Daughters Page this month, is 


ARD, '43. The Blanchard's address is 51»| 
Carey Street Road, Richmond, Va. Larrjj 
who studied law at Columbia UniversirJ 
following his discharge from the Navy, i! 
associated with the firm of Huntoon, Wil 
liams, Anderson, Gay and Moore in Ricb 

While Lieutenant Commander EDMUND w\ 
CREEKMORE, USN, has his headquarter! 
in Washington, he and his family are livinj) 
at 5502 Parkland Courts, S.E., Washingtoi 
19. A picture of Edmund W. Creekmore 
Jr., appears on the Sons and Daughters Pag 
of this issue. 

Palos Verdes Drive North, Palos Verde 
Estates, Calif., have announced the birth o- 
a son, Raymond Elder, on December 8. 
KINGSLEY K. LYU, B.D., of 945-A 20tl' 
Avenue, Honolulu, T. H., has been invited ti 
join the faculty of Jackson College, Honolu' 
lu, as professor of philosophy for the nex; 


President : Thomas R. Howerton 
Class Agent: S. L. Gulledge, Jr. 
Master Sargeant and MRS. VICTOR Ti 
have announced the birth of a son, Victoi 
Thouburn, III, on November 27. Theiij 
address is Box 514, Maxton, N. C. 
and Mrs. Hottel have announced the arrival 
of a daughter, Ann Louise, on Decembei 1 
24. The Hottels live at 243 Second Avenue) 
Albany, N. Y. 

In a ceremony solemnized December l(j 
in the First Baptist Church, Raleigh, N 
C, Miss Martha Hamrick became the bride 
Mrs. Howerton, an alumna of Mereditt 
College, holds the degree of Master ol 
Music from the University of Michigan and 
she is on the music faculty at Meredith Col- 
lege. "Tebo," who completed a two-yeai 
course in hospital administration from Duke: 
after finishing his undergraduate work, is 
a member of the staff of the North Caro- 
lina Medical Care Commission in Raleigh., 
THOMAS W. KELLER is secretary of both' 
the E. A. Keller Company, La Grange, 111., 
and the Keller-Heartt Lumber and Fuel 
Company, Clarendon Hills, 111. His resi-: 
dence address is 347 Blackstone Avenue, La 
Grange, 111. 

'44 * 

President: Matthew S. (Sandy) Rae 
Class Agent: H. Watson Stewart 
Interrupted in his piano playing, littfij 
"Rickey" Dodd looked around at hffl 
Mother (the former ANNE BENNETT,' 
RN and BSN) and Dad, W. R. Dodd, Sr. 
(See Sons and Daughters Page.) The Dodds 
are living at 2623 Battleground Avenue in 
Greensboro, N. C. 

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Look on the Sons and Daughters Page for 
a picture of Stephen and Gil Brandon, sons 
of ME. (BSME) and Mrs. GUILBERT L. 
BRANDON of Apartment 15, 2280 S. Park- 
way E., Memphis, Tenn. Gil works for 
Eilin Transit, Inc., in Memphis. 
A. C. ROTJNTREE, JR., B.S.M.E., writes 
that the A. C. Rountree Company has moved 
their offices from 404 Commercial Bank 
Building to 116 West 3rd Street, Charlotte, 
N. C. 

'45 » 

President: Charles B. Markham, Jr. 

Class Agent: Charles F. Blanchard 
MARSHALL A. BARRETT, Jr., and his 
wife, the former Miss Virginia Rapp, who 
were married September 24, 1949, are living 
at 1270 Kynlyn Drive, Kynlyn Apartments, 
Wilmington, Del. Marshall is in the feed 

JOSEPHINE BEAVER and Mr. James Wil- 
liam Morgan were married November 10 
in the First Lutheran Church, Albemarle, 
N. C. Since her graduation from Duke, Jo 
has taught at Albemarle High School and 
Needham Broughton High School in Raleigh. 
Her husband, an alumnus of Davidson and 
North Carolina State College, served for 
three years in the United States Army dur- 
ing the last war and is now associated with 
his father in the Morgan Insurance Agency 
in Albemarle. 

CLAUDE BITTLE, '45, LL.B. '50, has an- 
nounced the opening of an office for the 
general practice of law at 406 Snow Build- 
ing, Durham. Claude, his wife, the former 
CAMILLA RIKERT, '45, and their two 
children, Claude, Jr., and Betsy, live at 
224 West Trinity Avenue, Durham. 
MR. and Mrs. JIM BORBELY, of 88 
Guilden Street, New Brunswick, N. J., have 
announced the birth of twin boys, John and 
Peter, on August 18, 1950. There are two 
other boys and a girl in the Borbely family. 
The address of BEN GORDON CHILDS, 
108 Sharon Road, Lenoir, N. C. They have 
a three-year-old son, Richard, and a daugh- 
ter, Frances Susan, who was born last July. 
(JOYCE WHITFIELD), R.N. '46, of 2108 
Cole Road, Durham, have announced the 
birth of a son, Dan Hugh, on December 3. 
They also have a daughter, Betty, who is 
three and one-half years old. 
SAMUEL FOX GANTT, '45, LL.B. '49, son 
of R. M. GANTT, '09, of Durham, were 
married October 21 in the Duke University 
Chapel. Until he was called back into active 
duty with the Navy in January, Sam was 
associated with his father in the practice 
of law. For the present Lib is living with 
her family at 602 Buchanan Blvd., Durham. 
E. M. GITLIN, B.D., '46, and MRS. GIT- 
M.R.Ed. '47, have announced the birth of a 
daughter, Sharon Jane, on October 4, 1950. 

Their address is in care of the First Bap- 
tist Church, 4200 Liberty Heights Avenue, 
Baltimore 7, Md. 

Miss Essie Marie Smith and HALLET 
WARD JARVIS were married last October 
6 in the Duke University Chapel. Hallett 
is employed at the Varsity Men's Shop in 
Durham. Before her marriage, Mrs. Jarvis, 
who attended the Watts Hospital School 
of Nursing, was employed at the North 
Carolina State School for the Blind in 
Raleigh, N. C. 

(WILMA SMITH) of 2695 South 18th East 
Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, have announced 
the birth of a daughter, Nancy Gayle, on 
September 9, 1950. They also have another 
daughter, Sheryl Ann, who is almost three. 
R. C. (BOB) MAKOSKY, B.S., is working 
toward a Master's Degree in Chemistry at 
the University of Texas. However, he says 
that his mail should still be sent to his 
home at China Lake, Calif. 
RONALD E. MINTZ is deputy commissioner 
for the North Carolina Department of Rev- 
enue. His address is 410 Student Street, 
Greenville, N. C. 

Miss Sylvia Ann Mayer and WALTER 
ROGERS PRIMM were united in marriage 
September 2 in New York City. Walter's 
home address is 1006 Marianna Avenue, 
Coral Gables, Fla. 

ROBERT L. RANDALL is an assistant 
professor at the Indianapolis Division of the 
Indiana University School of Law. Besides 
Duke, he attended Indiana University, the 
University of Minnesota, and received the 
J.D. degree from the University of Chicago 
where he was managing editor of the Law 
Review. An Army veteran, he was a teach- 
ing fellow at the Bloomington campus of 
Indiana University from February to Sep- 
tember, 1950. 

SAPP, '49, who were married last August, 
are living in Dnrham, where Carl has re- 
cently been appointed assistant manager of 
the Durham Chamber of Commerce. They 
live at 409 Northwood Circle. 
The marriage of Miss Evelyn Aline Brown 
LL.B. '50, was solemnized September 30 
at the First Christian Church in Wilming- 
ton, N. C. Mrs. West is a graduate of the 

Woman's College of the University of North 
Carolina, and was employed as director of 
the teen-age program of the Wilmington 
YWCA and as head of the home economics 
department at New Hanover High School 
until her marriage. The couple is now 
living in Shelby, N. C, here Jim is a mem- 
ber of the law firm of Horn and West. 


W. P. Budd, '04, Secretary-Treas. 
W. P. Budd, Jr., '36, Vice-President 


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Chester Lawrence Dillon were married in 
the Post Chapel, Fort Leavenworth, Kans., 
on November 5. They are living at 515 W. 
46th Street, Kansas City, Mo. 


President: B. G. Munro 

Class Agent: Robert E. Cowin 
CHARLES A. AMOS, of 1630 Ohio Street, 
Waynesboro, Va., who received a degree 
from Virginia Polytechnic Institute after 
leaving Duke, is working for the Du Pont Co. 
B.S.N. '48, and Dr. Charles M. Warr, Jr., 
were married January 7 at the Centenary 
Methodist Church, Richmond, Va. Irene is 
now employed by the Medical College of 

We are members by 
invitation of the 

National Selected 

the only Durham Funeral Home 
accorded this honor. 

Virginia. Her husband, an alumnus of 
Wake Forest and Bowman Gray School of 
Medicine, is now practicing medicine in 
Richmond where they are making their 

JOHN H. BAKER, JR., is an assistant pro- 
fessor in the research department of Georgia 
Tech. He and MRS. BAKER, the former 
ELIZABETH FLECK, have a son and 
two daughters, and live at 1834 Bonniview 
Street, S.W., Atlanta, Ga. 
FRANK L. HARRIS, JR., his wife Bette, 
and their young son, Frank L., Ill, live at 
1720 College Avenue, Racine, Wise. Frank 
is sales representative for the Wisconsin 
Motor Corporation of Milwaukee. 
IPOCK JACKSON live at 710 Alabama 
Avenue, Selma, Ala., where he works with 
the Buckeye Cotton Oil Company. They 
made a visit to the Duke campus last sum- 
mer and brought their young son, John Del- 
wood, who will be a year old in March. 

DONALD S. LOWE, '46, A.M. '48, and 
'48, have announced the birth . of a son, 
Donald Scott, Jr., on October 27, 1950. 
Their address is 8712 Colesville Road, Apart- 
ment 210, Silver Spring, Md. 
MR. and Mrs. GERALD MILLER, who live 
at 5 Peter Cooper Road, New York 10, N. 
Y., have announced the birth of a daughter, 
Bonnie Patrice, on November 29. 

R.N. '47, lives at 2300 Bellevue Avenue, Los 
Angeles, Calif. Until her marriage, Loa 
was an operating room nurse. 

NALDI POE and Dr. Michael Klein were 
married September 2 in Bethesda, MdJ 
where they are now residing at 5018 Elm 
Street, Apt. 3. 

ER and their two daughters, Michal Ann, 3, 
and Polly Ruth, almost two, recently moved 
to 915 W. Club Boulevard, Durham, from 
Memphis, Tenn. Mr. Schafer is an assistant 
professor of historical theology in the Duke 
Divinity School. He is also working on his 
Ph.D. degree at Duke. 

ANN CRAWFORD LARKIN, '47, daughter 
of LEON C. LARKIN, '17, and HUGH 
BERTRAND STOKES, JR., were married 
October 21 in the Fairmont Methodist 
Church, Raleigh, N. C. They are living at 
1615 Lynhurst Avenue, Charlotte, N. C, 
where Hugh is associated with the Mack 
International Motor Truck Corporation. Be- 
fore her marriage, Ann was employed by 
the Carolina Power and Light Company in 

HAROLD L. TOWNSEND, R— , and Mrs. 
Townsend have announced the arrival of a 
son, Harold Lee Townsend III, on January 
8. They are making their home at 221 
Greensville Avenue, Emporia, Va. 

In a formal ceremony at Christ Episcopal 
Church, East Orange, N. J., on September 
18, MARION LEE GLOVER, '50, became 

The feeling of pride we have in our eighty years as 
printers, is based on the friends we made and keep. 

We are exceedingly happy that we can count, among those 
friends, Duke University, which we have served since 1931, as 
printers of the nationally recognized Chanticleer — and in nu- 
merous other ways through the years. 


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the bride of THADDEUS BRYAN WEST- 
jEE. They are living in Durham, where 
Thad is in his senior year at the Duke 
School of Medicine. 

The wedding of Miss Nettie Lou Lomax and 
GARLAND WOLFE took place October 13 
in the New Garden Friends Meeting House 
at Guilford College. Garland is employed 
by Emry C. Green at the First Fidelity 
Company in Greensboro, N. C, and his wife 
an alumna of the Woman's College of 
TJ. N. C, is employed by the internal rev- 
enue department. 

•47 > 

President: Grady B. Stott 

Class Agent: Norris L. Hodgkins, Jr. 
'48, are the proud parents of little Tommy 
Bello, whose picture is on the Sons and 
Daughters Page of this issue. Lou teaches 
at Needham Broughton High School in 
Raleigh and referees during his spare time. 
The Bellos live at 2411 Greenway Avenue in 

JEAN COX, R.N., and Mr. William Christi- 
an Scheppegrell, Jr., were united in marriage 
November 23 in the Holy Name of Jesus 
Church of New Orleans. Jean is working in 
Charity Hospital and her husband is a 
senior in the L.S.U. School of Medicine. 
Their address is 1455 Webster Street, New 
Orleans 5, La. 
Anne Randolph Cramer was born August 

13, which is the birthday of her mother, 
ROBERT R.). The Cramers' address is 
149 North Gay Avenue, Clayton, Mo. 
(MRS. B. D., JR.), who was married Au- 
gust 5, is living in Apartment 7, 18 Collier 
Road, N.W., Atlanta, Ga. 
CHARLES N. FOSHEE is a freight service 
agent with the Atlantic Coast Line Rail- 
road. He is now stationed in Fayetteville, 
N. C, where his home address is 610 West- 
mond Drive. 

Miss Evelyn Grey Worsham and ALLEN 
HATCHETT GWYN, JR., '47, LL.B. '50, 
were united in marriage in the Main Street 
Methodist Church, Reidsville, N. O, on Sep- 
tember 9. At present they are making their 
home in Durham, but after March 1 they 
will be in Reidsville. Allen is the son of 
JR.), who received her Master of Science de- 
gree in Supervision of Religious Education 
at the University of Pennsylvania last year, 
is Director of Religious Education at St. 
Paul's Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, 
Pa. Her address is 523 South 48th Street, 
Philadelphia 43. 

NORMAN A. HENRY teaches at the Great 
Mills High School, Great Mills, Md. 
I. M., JR.) R.N., B.S.N., lives in Atlanta, 
Ga., where her husband is a civil engineer- 

ing student at Georgia Tech. Their address 
is Box 4374, Georgia Tech. 
BETSY HOLT, daughter of Dr. D. W. 
HOLT, '14, of Greensboro, N. O, and Mr. 
Thomas Jennings were married January 13 
in Singapore. They plan to live in Pendopo, 
Sumatra, where Mr. Jennings is a pertoleum 
engineer with Standard Vacuum Oil Com- 
pany. Betsy worked at B. Altman's in New 
York City before her marriage. Her hus- 
band, who graduated with a degree in 
petroleum engineering from Pennsylvania 
State College, has worked with the Bureau 
of Mines in Franklin, Pa., with Interna- 
tional Petroleum Company in Venezuela, and 
with Standard Oil in New York City. He 
served in the Navy during World War II. 
PAUL D. HUFFMAN and his wife have a 

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years old. They live in Apartment 202, 

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Advertising. They have a son, Edmund 
Stephen, who was born July 31 of last year. 
The marriage of Miss Eunice Suzanne Ham- 
LEE took place on August 27 at the B'nai 
Israel Synagogue, Washington, D. C. The 
couple is making their home at 810 Bayfield 
Street, Takoma Park, Washington 12. 
(MBS. THOMAS F.) lives at 3477 MeFar- 
lin Boulevard, Dallas, Tex. 
Miss Janice Elaine Bixler and WABBEX 
HABOLD POPE were married October 21, 
1950, in the Prospect Street Presbyterian 
Church, Trenton, N. J., and came through 
Durham on their wedding trip. They are 
residing in Princeton, X. J., where Warren 
works for Opinion Besearch Corporation. 
'47, LL.B. '50, live at 101 Sumner Street, 
Greenville, S. C. 

Last fall DAVID SCHENCK, BSME, was 
named President of the Association of In- 
surance Agents, Inc., in Greensboro, X. C. 
He is married to the former DOLLY BBIM, 
'49, and they live at 3510 Parkwood Drive 
in Greensboro. 

Betton Whitaker were united in marriage 
September 16 in the Ardmore Methodist 
Church, Winston-Salem, X. C. Mary's home 
address is 448 South Hawthorne Boad, Win- 
ston-Salem 7. 

JB. (SALLY MeWHOETEE), '50, have an- 
nounced the birth of a daughter, Linda Les- 
lie, on December 6. Marshall who received 
his law degree at Carolina, is associated 
with his father in the practice of law in 
Durham, where they live at 2105 Englewood 

(JAMIE BBANCH) have announced the 
birth of a daughter, Christopher Blair 
Wright, on August 27. Mr. Wright is a 
student in the College of Engineering at the 
University of Tennessee, and they are living 
at 225 Twelfth Street, Knoxville, Tenn. 
The address of Dr. and MBS. JOHX B. 

is 631 Firsco Building, Joplin, Mo. 
B. Moreen, who were married March 18, 
1950, live at 1416 East State Street, Bock- 
ford, 111. A graduate of Kansas State Col- 
lege, Mr. Moreen is the Chicago repre- 
sentative for the Aetna Casualty and Surety 

'48 * — 

President : Bollin M. Millner 
Class Agent: Jack H. Quaritius 
Miss Jane Laura Peterson became the 
bride of JOHX E. BALDWIX on Septem- 
ber 23 in Christ Episcopal Church, Hudson, 
Ohio. On their honeymoon they stopped to 
visit Duke. Their address is 156 Aurora 
Street, Hudson. John is working with the 
Armstrong Cork Co. 

Terrace Drive, X.E., Apartment A-3, At- 
lanta, Ga., have a son, Thomas Jefferson, 
III, who will be a year old on April 21. 
sales department of the Tension Envelope 
Corporation. His address is 1249 Stratford 
Boad, Kansas City 2, Mo. 
JOHX B. BOYLE, B.S.E.E., and his wife, 
the former Miss Nancy Bozdo, live at 1662% 
Normal Drive, Bowling Green, Ky. They 
were married last April 16. John is an 
electrical test engineer for TVA. 
JEAXXE CHEW, A.M., teaches Spanish 
at Bucknell University where her address is 
314 Market Street, Lewisburg, Pa. During 
the 1950 Summer Session at Duke she was 
head of the Spanish House. 
M.F. '50, is a forester-draftsman for the 
International Paper Company, Woodlands 
Department, South Kraft Division. He lives 
at 620 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, 
S. C. 

DEAX H., JR.), who teaches at the Lee 
Edwards High School, lives in the Beverly 
Apartments, Xumber V-3, Asheville, N. C. 
Emerson Brown were married August 19 in 
Memorial Lutheran Church, Toledo, Ohio. 
They are making their home at 1531 Eighth 
Street, Xew Orleans, La. Marjorie is teach- 
ing at the Isidore Newman School, where 
DOEOTHY DALE, A.M., '46, former coun- 
selor of Bassett House, is assistant admin- 
istrative director. 

WILLIAMS HOLEOYD, '49, together with 
their young daughter, Ann Shaw, who was 
born last August, are living in Altavista, Va. 
Casper works for the Altavista Finishing 
Plant of Burlington Mills in Hurt, Va. 
EXESS KIEK, together with their young 
daughter, Patricia Anne, who will be a year 
old in May, live at 702 Unaka Street, Har- 
riman, Tenn. Bill is zone manager for 

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International Harvester Company in that 

JE., of 408 Hugo Street, Durham, have 
announced the birth of a daughter, Patricia 
Anne, on October 25. They also have an- 
other daughter, Linda Carole, who is a year 

JOHN McWHORTEB and his wife, the 
former Miss Sara Orubbs, are living in 
Kingstree, S. C, where he is manager of 
the radio station, WDKD. For two years 
prior to assuming his present position, John 
ivas program director and promotions man- 
ager for station WACA in Camden, S. C. 
SEOBGE E. MIDGETT is working in the 
service department of Duke Power Com- 
pany in Durham, where he resides at 1015 
Eighth Street. 

married July 30 at the Clinton, N. C, 
Methodist Church. They are making their 
home at 306 Fayetteville Street, Clinton, 
ivhere Jim is associated in business with his 

MADISON MILLNEB, who were married 
last September in Richmond, Ya., are living 
at 125 Jefferson Avenue, Danville, Ya., where 
Bo works for Dan Eiver Mills. 
JEAN MOSES and her family have moved 
to a new house at 206 Grove Boulevard, 
Frederick, Md. She works at Camp Detrick 
as do two of her Duke classmates, JEAN 
of whom spent last summer vacationing in 
Europe and Great Britain. 
Little Sarah Elizabeth Sproule, daughter of 
JR. (CAROLINE ESTES), will be a year 
old on April 24. The Sproules live at 1234 
Lancaster Avenue, Eosemont, Pa. 
JR., B.S.M.E., were married in St. Peters- 
burg, Fla., on October 28, 1950, and stopped 
for the Duke Homecoming on their honey- 
moon. George is chief mechanical engineer 
with the Woodman Company in Decatur, Ga., 
^vhere their address is 3569 Derrydown Way. 
HARRY B. WRIGHT. '49, and K. LEE 
SCOTT WRIGHT are living at 513 Metcalf 
Street, New Bern, N. C. Harry is working 
at Belks Department Store and K. Lee is 
teaching at Jasper School. 

'49 * 

Next Reunion: Commencement, 1951 

Presidents : Woman's College, Betty Bob 
Walters Walton (Mrs. Loringl ; Trinity 
College, Robert W. Frye ; College of 
Engineering, Joe J. Robnett, Jr. 
Class Agent : Chester P. Middlesworth 
JEAN BROWN BFGG are living in Detroit, 
Mich. Dick is in the sales division of the 
Acuslmet Process Company, his work be- 
ing concerned primarily with the automotive 

industry in Michigan and vicinity. Mail 
may be sent to them at 18051 Kentucky. 
Detroit 21. 

ARD GUAL KBITZEE, who were married 
last March 25 in Asheville, N. C, are living 
at 2116 E. Washington Avenue, North Little 
Eock, Ark. 

JR., LL.B., attorney at law, are living at 
1676 6th Avenue, Huntington, W. Ya. 

married in the Duke University Chapel last 
July 7, are living in Waco, Texas, where 
Keith is a member of the faculty of Bay- 
lor University. 

Courses in mathematics and thermodynamics 
are being given at Lowell Textile Institute, 
Lowell, Mass., by ERNEST W. LAEEAU, 
B.S.M.E., member of the Lowell engineering 

CLIFTON B. MAELIN, M.F., has a posi- 
tion with the forestry department, Missis- 
sippi State College in State College, Miss. 
JE., are living in Baltimore, Md., where 
"Buddy" is working with the Shell Oil 
Company. Mrs. Mulligan, the former Miss 
Sophie Sumner Hobsen, is an alumna of 
Salem College and Woman's College. 

(MARY ELLEN KERCE), R.N., who were 
married last April 23 in the Church of Im- 
maculate Conception, Durham, are living at 
4911-A Eubank Road, Sandston, Ya. Until 
her marriage, Mary was a member of the 
graduate staff at Duke Hospital. 
HOLLIS J. EOGEES, Ph.D., is teaching at 
the Woman's College of the University of 
North Carolina in Greensboro, N. C, where 
his address is 127 Eisenhower Drive. 
STANLEY M. SAGER and Willoughby 
Farley Sager were married last September 

and are living at 1527 N. 17th Street, Apt. 
203, Arlington, Virginia. 
FRANK D. SCHMAHL, who were married 
a year ago this month, are living at 140-C 
Howard Drive, Bergenfield, N. J. 
PAT SHAW, B.S., is working in the re- 
search library of the Hercules Experimental 
Station, and lives at 400 West 21st Street, 
Wilmington, Del. 

an insurance underwriter for Atlantic 
Mutual Insurance Company of New York 
Citv. He was married last June 10 to Miss 


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IS IT CONDITIONING. . . coaching . . . teamwork . . . physique . . . sportsmanship . . . 
competitive spirit ... or just plain honest-to-goodness athletic skill? 

We don't pretend to be athletic experts, because our job is to manufacture high quality textile 
products. But as sporting fans we think it would be safe to say that an athletic champion is the result 
of all these fine qualities. 

We know that it has taken a combination of great leadership, manufacturing know-how, -careful 
planning, employee loyalty, and skilled teamwork to make Burlington Mills a champion in the textile 
industry. The Company's many accomplishments and progressive growth during the past 27 years are 
well known. We are proud of this record and equally proud of our 32,000 employees who have worked 
together with real team spirit as members of the Burlington team. 

It's a fact that Burlington's fine fabrics, hosiery and other textile products are truly "Woven Into 
the Life of America" — just as every Burlington plant is woven into the life of its own community. 

Burlington Mill 

"Covert into C? the Life of America" 


Executive Offices: Greensboro, N. C. 


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Nan Summers at the Westminster Presby- 
terian Church, Bloomfield, N. J. 
YIEN-PEI WANG, M.K.Ed, is teaching at 
Nanchang Academy, Nanchang, Kiangsi, 

MARTIN J. WEISS, Ph.D., of 2545 Val- 
entine Avenue, Bronx 58, N. Y., is a re- 
search chemist for Hickvill Chemical Re- 
search Foundation, Katonah, N. Y. 
JOSEPH P. WELLS, B.S.E.E., is a main- 
tenance engineer for Radio Corporation of 
America, RCA Victor Division, in Chicago, 
111. His work includes some repair work, 
but also affords an opportunity to assist the 
recording engineers in original or rerecord- 
ing jobs, as well as some construction of 
new equipment. Joe's address is 3350 
Oconto Avenue, Chicago 34. 

'50 » 

President: Jane Suggs 

Class Agent: Robert L. Hazel 
law clerk in Pine Grove, Pa., where his ad- 
dress is 74 S. Main Street. 
M.P., is county forest ranger for DeKalb 
County, Ga., and he lives at 221 N. Candler 
Street, Apartment 8, Decatur, Ga. 
PAMELA JOANN REDELL is a continuity 
writer for Station WSJS in Winston-Salem, 
N. C. Mail will reach her at Box 354 Route 
1, McLeansville, N". C. 

THOMAS R.) lives at 1318 6th Avenue, 
Huntington, W. Va., and teaches in the 
elementary schools there. 
agent trainee for the American Insurance 
Group. His address is 8 Berkeley Heights 
Park, Bloomfield, N. J. 

BOBBIE JANE CROOM, R.N., is a nurse 
at Duke Hospital; her address is Box 2938. 
Miss Ruth Ann Seymour became the bride 
November 3 in Saint Theresa's Church, 
Aruba, Netherlands, West Indies. Dick is 
working with the Largo Oil and Transport 
Company in Aruba, where his mailing ad- 
dress is Box 103. 

is a physicist at Air Force Research Lab- 
oratories, Building 39, Arsenal, Watertown, 

RING (MRS. ROBERT W.), A.M., is a 
teacher at Robert E. Lee elementary school 
in Birmingham, Ala. Her address is Apart- 
ment A 3, 2305 15th Avenue South, Bir- 
mingham 5. 

Ph.D., of 39 Bennington Drive, Apartment 
8, Rochester 16, N. Y., is a chemist in the 
research department of Distillation Products 

'51, and REMBRANDT P. LANE are living 
at 40 B Fremont Street, Bloomfield, N. J. 
He is a student at Ursula College. 

are living at Hotel Midway, 216 W. 100th 
Street, New York 25, N. Y. Rebecca is 
working in the classified advertising depart- 
ment of Popular Science Magazine, and 
Jack is a student at the Russian Institute at 
Columbia University. 

P. D. MIDGETT, Jr., '22, were married De- 
cember 20 in the Duke University Chapel. 
They are making their home at 506 Watts 
Street, Durham. Elizabeth is a Duke senior 
and P. D. is working for the Brame Speci- 
alty Co. 

MARTHA ROSE MYERS, of 141 Pinecrest 
Drive, Durham, works in the Kirby Clinic, 
Duke Hospital. 

a forester with the United States Forest 
Service in Murphy, N. C. 

is an attorney with offices at 1516 First 
National Bank Building, Atlanta 3, Ga. 
FRED PAGE REGISTER, B.D., is a min- 
ister in Varina, N. C, where his address is 
Box 206. 

ber of the budget division of the Depart- 
ment of Defense. He makes his home at 
5208 3rd Street Apartment 10, N.W., Wash- 
ington 11, D. C. 

an engineer with Allis-Chalmers Manufactur- 
ing Company and lives at 8911 W. Center 
Street, Apartment 4, Milwaukee, Wis. 

'51 =. 

September 2, 1950, in the Methodist Church, 
Hudson, N. C. Both are seniors at Duke 
University and are living at 2305 Prince 
Street, Durham. 

DOUGLAS RICE III were married Sep- 
tember 9, 1950, in the Duke University 
Chapel and are living in the University 
Apartments, Durham. Ann attended East 
Carolina Teacher's College and Duke Uni- 
versity where she studied medical technology. 
Doug is an alumnus of Northwestern Uni- 
versity, Concord College, West Virginia Uni- 
versity, and will receive a degree in medicine 
from Duke in March. 

lives at 6331 3rd Avenue, Kenosha, Wis., is 
a clerk for the American Brass Company. 

'52 = 

September 9 was the date of the wedding 
of Miss Foy Ovalene Berry and CHARLES 
ADAMS BRIDGERS, which took place at 
Walnut Grove Methodist Church of Hurdle 
Mills, N. C. Charles is connected with the 
Department of Public Works, Engineering 
Division of the City of Durham, and his 
wife is employed by the Duke Power Com- 

pany. They live at 2414 Club Boulevard, 

2716 Cherokee Avenue, Macon, Ga., is secre- 
tary to a law professor at the Walter F. 
George School of Law, Mercer University. 
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Greensboro, 
N. O, was the scene of the wedding of Miss 
Bobbie Jean Baker and HARRY GREER 
TURNER, JR., on September 25. Both of 
them are employed by Montgomery Ward 
and they live at 1321 Meadow Street, Greens- 

CHARLES N.) and her husband, who were 
married June 2, 1950, live at 2607 East 
Fifth Avenue, in Knoxville, Tenn., where 
he is a student at the University, of Tennes- 

GEORGE B. HOOVER, of 1200 Woodmont 
Avenue, Williamsport, Pa., haa been called 
into service. 

'53 > 

Miss Norma Lee Benson and FRANK 
CORAL CAIN, JR., who were married June 
26, 1950, at the First Baptist Church, Salis- 
bury, N. C, are living in Durham. Frank 
is in his second year of Medical School at 



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General business administrative ability, 
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Monastic Treasure Troves 

(Continued from page 36) 
expertly. Dr. Clark was assisted in this 
important task by such renowned schol- 
ars as Professor Gerard Garitte of the 
University of Louvain, Belgium, and Dr. 
Aziz S. Atiya of Farouk University. 

Adding to the academic difficulties of 
the job were extreme variations in temp- 
erature and mechanical "bugs." Differ- 
ences of 50 degrees were recorded in a 
single day, and during the winter fingers 
were numbed, and stiffened, and camera 
efficiency impaired by the cold in the un- 
heated monastery. Sand got into the 
special generators that powered the equip- 
ment; tiny, irreplaceable camera parts 
broke, and other troubles were encount- 
ered that continually threatened the suc- 
cess of the expedition. 

Now the job is finished, and scholars no 
longer need to make the expensive and 
sometimes impossible trip to Mt. Sinai to 
study the ancient writings. They may 
merely travel to Washington, D. G, and 
peruse almost 1,500,000 photographed 
pages which Dr. Clark and his assistants 
brought back with them. 

Complete sets of negatives are avail- 
able at the Library of Congress and at 
Farouk University. Dr. Clark states that 
the world's scholars will be able to buy a 
reproduction on film of an immensely 
valuable manuscript for as little as $2.50. 

Members of the Mt. Sinai expedition 
realize that the intensive year of work 
"on location" is but a beginning of the 
research on these rare manuscripts that 
were photographed. Whereas the texts 
have lain in seclusion for centuries, they 
are now available to every scholar. It 
will require the labors of many hundreds 
of scholars throughout centuries to come 
for the full exploration of the rich re- 
sources of St. Catherine's library on film. 

Murray New Head Coach 

(Continued from page 41) 
at Childrens Home, an orphanage, in 

"He got the mostest out of the leastest 
of any schoolboy coach I have ever ob- 
served. He was a highly successful coach 
there and his football teams were the 
class of the always-strong South Pied- 
mont Conference. 

"When I was operating out of Greens- 
boro more than a decade ago, I often saw 
Murray-coached teams in action. They 
not only played sound football but they 
always displayed marvelous sportsman- 

Former Duke coach Wallace Wade 
adopted an absolute non-interventionist 
policy in regard to the selection of his 
successor, and so the announcement of 
Murray's selection was as much a sur- 
prise to him as to the remainder of the 
waiting world of Duke supporters. He 
said in a statement to sports writers : "I 
want to congratulate Bill Murray upon 
his return to his alma mater as head foot- 
ball coach. He's a gentleman in every re- 
spect, a man of fine character and keen in- 
tellect. He's an outstanding f ootball 
coach and he's devoted to Duke Univer- 

The whole Murray family is devoted 
to Duke University. Mrs. Murray is the 
former Carolyn Kirby, '32, of Decatur, 
Georgia. They have three daughters, 
Marilyn, 18, who is now a freshman at 
Duke; Joy, 19, a sophomore at Delaware 
University; and Carol, 12. 


(Continued from page 29) 

You may be interested to know that 
after having sung the Messiah for three 
years with the Duke choir, I felt a great 
desire to sing it again this year some- 
where. Since our own church choir 
doesn't present the work, I sought for and 
found a church choir for just that oc- 
casion. Imagine my surprise when I 
learned that the young man seated next to 
me was the newly-elected president of the 
Philadelphia area alumni club, and al- 
though he had never sung with the Duke 
choir, we felt that the University was well 
represented — especially since Dr. Rankin's 
sister is a member of the same church 
choir. He (Fred Mann, B.S.M.E. '45) is 
trying to round up -a large delegation to 
attend the Duke-Penn basketball game 
here on January 3, and so far, I think 
we will be able to make ourselves heard 
when the Blue Devils appear. Until I 
met Fred at choir practice, I had not been 
in contact with the local alumni organi- 
zation at all, so in a way, it was a rather 
lucky coincidence that I should meet him 
at a time when I was wondering just what 
the alumni group of Philadelphia was 
going to do when the team came to town. 

I would like very much to contribute to 
the Duke University Development Cam- 
paign, but I probably won't be able to un- 
til sometime in the spring after I finish 
paying my tuition fees here at Penn. How- 
ever, I think you can count on me then, 
for "I consider my debt to Duke far greater 
than anything I could ever hope to pay. 


Mary Vann O'Briant, '31, one of North. 
Carolina's four supervisors of elementary 
education, died at her home in Durham on 
December 21, following a long illness. 
Funeral services were conducted at the 
Hall- Wynne Funeral Home and interment 
was in Maplewood Cemetery. 

Miss O'Briant was principal at Bry- 
son City High School, and later was su- 
pervisor for the Northampton County 
School system. She had been with the 
State Department of Public Instruction 
for the past three years. She was awarded 
a master's degree at George Peabody Col- 
lege, and did graduate work at the 
Woman's College, Columbia University, 
and the University of North Carolina. 

She is survived by five sisters, Mrs. W. 
C. Stallings of Durham, with whom she 
had been living since she became ill ; Mrs. 
C. W. Freeman; Mrs. F. L. Bottoms; 
Mrs. Joe Walsh and Mrs. F. W. Hughes ; 
and one brother, Walter P. O'Briant. 


It has recently been learned by the 
Alumni Office that Wilmont C. Thomas, 
'33, is deceased. 


Warren Thornton Green, Jr., '37, a 
salesman for the Kentucky Balfour Com- 
pany, died at his home, 429 Lightfoot 
Road, Louisville, Ky., on January 11, fol- 
lowing a heart attack. 

Mr. Green was instrumental in starting 
the new Duke Alumni Association in 

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Warren T. Green, of 615 S. 1st 
Street, Louisville 2 ; and a sister, Mrs. 
Thomas Y. Miller, Jr. 


Willard Sperring (Spook) Beck, '38, 
was injured fatally on December 19 when 
his automobile skidded on a curve near 
Warrenton, Ore., and collided with an 
empty log truck. 

He was employed by the Scott Paper 
Company in Portland, where he and his 
family lived at 2000 N.E. 79th Avenue. 
Last year Willard served as an area chair- 
man for the Duke Loyalty Fund. 

Survivors include the wife, and three 
children, age eight, five, and six months. 

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This young lady is sitting before a Teleprinter, which 
transmits and receives wires instantly. The Teleprinter 
is one of many modern machines used by Hospital Sav- 
ing Association to expedite payments of hospital-surgical 
benefits for a membership that will soon cover a half- 
million North Carolinians. In the Tar Heel State, 
only Hospital Saving offers the double protection of 
Blue Gross-Blue Shield. 






lampus Interviews on Cigarette Tests 

Number 5. ..the opossum 

THE class clown went out on a limb and tried to prove cigarette 
mildness by tbe quick-trick method ! He tried the fast puff 
and huff test— a whiff, a sniff— and they still left him up in the air! 
But then he got his feet on the ground. He learned that there 
is a reliable way to discover how mild a cigarette can be ! 
And that test is . . . 

The sensible test . . . the 30-Day Camel Mildness Test which simply 
asks you to try Camels as a steady smoke— on a pack after pack, 
day after day basis. No snap judgments needed. After you've 
enjoyed Camels— and only Camels— for 30 days in your "T-Zone" 
(T for Throat, T for Taste), we believe you'll know why . . . 

More People Smoke Camels 

than any other cigarette! 



March, 1951 


Alumnae Week End Will Be April 6, 7 and 8 

Smell 'em Smoke 'em 
Compare 'em 

* • * 

Make the Tobacco Growers Mildness 
Test yourself . .."Tobaccos that smell milder 
smoke milder" 

Compare Chesterfield with the brand 
you've been smoking ... Open a pack... 
smell that milder Chesterfield aroma. Prove 
tobaccos that smell milder smoke milder . 

Now smoke Chesterfields - 
they do smoke milder, and they leave 

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(Member of American Alumni Council) 
Published at Durham, N. C, Every Month in the Year in the Interest of the University and the Alumni 

Volume XXXVII 

March, 1951 

Number 3 



Editorials 59 

Dr. Cannon Becomes Divinity Dean 61 

Alumnae Week End 61 

Duke NROTC Program 62 

Hoof V Horn Production 64 

Joe College Week End 64 

Religious Emphasis Week 65 

Extra-Curricular Courses 65 

Calendar of Spring Events 65 

Local Association Meetings 66 

Alumni in the News 66 

Zensuke Hinohara, '03 67 

Development Campaign Over $6,000,000 .. . 69 

Area Chairmen for Development Campaign 70 

Sports 72 

Books 74 

Sons and Daughters of Duke Alumni 76 

Neivs of the Alumni 77 

Editor and Business Manager 

Charles A. Dukes, '29 

Managing Editor Roger L. Marshall, '42 

Associate Editor Anne Garrard, '25 

Advertising Manager Thomas D. Doneqan 

Layout Editor Ruth Mary Brown 

Staff Photographer Jimmy Whitley 

Two Dollars a Year 

20 Cents a Copy 

Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Post 

Office at Durham, N. C, Under the Act of 

March 3, 1879. 


Following is a letter from John W. Carr III, B.S.E.E. '43, son of 
Dr. John W. Carr, Jr., '15, Duke professor of education. John is a 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology student now working on his 
Ph.D. dissertation in Paris under the Fulbright Act. John and his 
wife, Esther, have recently become the parents of a son, Alan Keenan 
Carr, born in Paris on February 3. 

John W. Carr III, B.S.E.E.'43 

44 Rue de Fleurus, Paris 6e, Prance 

We are writing this on a brittle sunless day which is all too typical 
of the winters here in Paris. The electric heater at our feet serves to 
isolate us from the rest of our sprawling apartment, for it is only 
down at the other end of the hall that a spunky coal stove tries to push 
off the encroaching arctic that surrounds it. We consider ourselves 
lucky, however, to have this place, even though it is only until March 
15, since most of our compatriots are scattered throughout the city in 
hotels or pensions, or else sharing apartments wdth others. 

Outside the window runs the Rue de Fleurus. The morning crowd 
of students rushing to the College Stanislas nearby has quieted. The 
scissors grinder across the street has stopped shouting his trade mo- 
mentarily. A block away lies legended Montparnasse, changed from 
the days of the twenties to what is now a staid commercialized com- 
munity; the literary life of Paris has moved up the Rue de Rennes 
away from us to St. Germain de Pres. Off to the east of us and very 
near are the Jardins du Luxembourg which have dropped their summer 
gaiety for a more sombre winter hue. Across the gardens is the Sor- 
bonne, unlike any university in America, but approached more nearly 
by the big city schools like New York and Boston Universities in its 
location, lack of dormitories and campus-less atmosphere. At one 
end of the Quartier Latin, towards the south, stand the graduate 
science buildings, the Institut de Radium, the Institut de Physique et 
Chimie, and the Institut Henri Poincare. John attends classes at the 
latter institute where the list of his professors includes such names 
as : Darmois, Paul Levy, Frechet, Leray, DeBroglie, Mandelbrojt, and 
several Americans who are here for the year. Just around the corner 
from us is the Alliance Francaise where Esther studies French two 
hours each day with people of all nationalities who are anxious to 
improve their knowledge of the language. 

(Continued on Page 73) 


Midway between winter's snow and final exams, a few stu- 
dents find youth too close behind to l-esist the urge to launch 
a kite into the fresh winds of March. On the cover this month, 
three serious-minded upperclassmen are seen studying aerody- 
namics (or perhaps meteorology). 

JET ENGINES— In 1941, 
the Air Force asked Gen- 
eral Electric to build the 
first U.S. jet engine. To- 
day, G-E engines power 
such fast planes as the 
F-86 Sabre, holder of 
world's speed record. 

College graduates at General Electric are working on 
some of the nation's most vital projects 

The rocket that rises a hundred miles above White 
Sands, N. M., contains a wonderfully compact device 
that reads 28 instruments every one-thirty-fifth of a 
second and transmits its reports to receivers on the 
ground. It was developed by G-E engineers . . . 

Development of special communications systems for 
civil defense has been undertaken by G-E electronics 
engineers . . , 

The newest class of Navy heavy cruisers helping to 
guard our defense line gain their power from 30,000- 
horsepower propulsion turbines built by General 
Electric . . . 

It is estimated that during 1951 more than 30 per 
cent of General Electric's production will comprise 
projects like these . . . the design and construction of 
equipment to help fill America's military needs. 

The hundreds of General Electric engineers, physi- 
cists, chemists, and other specialists sharing in these 
projects work with the assurance that their contribu- 
tions are meaningful and important. Their talents and 
skills, further developed through G-E training courses 
and broadened through rotational job programs, are 
standing the nation in good stead. 

w can /?u£ yoak co?zp^e7ice in— 




Volume XXXVII 

March, 1951 

Number 3 

Just Ramblin 

In the Charlotte Observer on January 29 the follow- 
ing excerpt appeared: 

"Unselfish Philanthropy" 
"General Mecklenburg, 
Charlotte Observer, 
Charlotte, N. C. 
Dear General : 

"I think that the judges made a very fine selec- 
tion in naming Mr. David Ovens Man of the Year 
for the year just ended. There is something sort 
of stimulating about philanthropy that is consum- 
mated during the philanthropist's lifetime. It is 
kind of like serving over and beyond the call of 
duty, and is distinctly a form of unselfishness. The 
fact that a good part of Mr. Ovens' benevolence 
went to further the means of an institution (Duke 
University) already a bit top-heavy with means 
does not in the least detract from that unselfish- 
ness. Every man to his own unselfishness, I always 
say. ' ' 

We appreciate the fact that the rest of the article 
continued in a very complimentary vein in regard to Mr. 
Ovens' philanthropy which included a generous gift to 
Duke University. All members of the Duke family are 
deeply grateful to Mr. Ovens for his thoughtful gift 
which has been expressed in this publication at an earlier 
date. There does, however, appear in the article a note 
of warning to alumni and friends. It is so subtle that it 
is almost lost. 

The italicized portion of the item has a special in- 
terest to each alumnus and friend of the institution. 
Although every effort has been made to call to the atten- 
tion of the members of the family and the public at 
large the needs of the institution, it seems that in some 
cpiarters this information has fallen on deaf ears. There- 
fore, may we once again ask that each alumnus, if he is 
not already familiar with it, acquaint himself with the 
facts about Duke and tell the story wherever he goes. 
Such a dissemination of information on the part of the 
alumni and friends, we believe, will help Duke University 
materially to secure additional support, and. in so doing, 
enable it to make an even greater contribution, not only 
to the State of North Carolina, but to the Nation and to 
the World. 

The appointment of Dr. James Cannon III. as Dean 
of the Duke Divinity School has been received with en- 
thusiasm by alumni and friends. It is always a source of 
genuine satisfaction when an appointment to a position 
of prominence and responsibility in the University 
administration is enthusiastically received. 

It is, however, especially gratifying when this person 

is an alumnus and has been a member of the faculty for 
many years ; for it means that an able teacher, sound 
scholar and a loyal and interested alumnus is bringing to 
a job a background of experience enriched by close asso- 
ciation with the work of the institution that has made it 

We are sure Dr. Cannon can count on the fullest co- 
operation from his fellow alumni in making his years as 
Dean of the Divinity School an outstanding contribution 
to the Church and in the field of education. 

The following excerpt is taken from a newsletter 
which is published by the Executive Board of the West- 
ern New York Alumni of Duke University: 

"What Is the Executive Board?" 

"Since the present group of officers were 
elected to office at the October meeting, the prexy, 
Marvin Rapp has been calling monthly meetings 
to see what the collective minds could offer. 

"The Executive group was inaugurated during 
Johnny Cree's regime and is now functioning on 
all wheels. 

' ' Members of this group include not only all the 
officers but the chairmen of the important com- 
mittees too. May we add that their advice has been 
especially helpful in formulating plans for our 

"This Alumni organization is for our parents 
and adopted members as we have said many times 
before, so this year our innovation has been to have 
them serve on our committees. They are a terrific 
asset to our group and we appreciate their help. 

"We hope the Executive Committee will be- 
come an integral part of our set-up. It is a won- 
derful way to get a cross-section of ideas from our 
members. ' ' 

The above seemed to us to be worthy of printing as 
we are constantly getting letters from officers of local 
groups asking about programs. Perhaps some of the offi- 
cers who are seeking suggestions would like additional 
information about the program of the Buffalo Associa- 
tion. If so, we suggest they write the president, Marvin 
Rapp. at 60 Philadelphia Street. Buffalo. N. Y., or send 
an inquiry to the Alumni Office and we will see that he 
gets it. 

This is a reminder that Alumnae Week End will be 
the 6th. 7th, and 8th of April. The committees have made 
interesting plans. All they need to execute them properly 
is your presence and participation. You know, of course, 
that there is to be quite an innovation this year. The 
returning alumnae are to get a real sample of student 
life as it is on the campus today. Let "hubby" baby sit 
and join the rest of the alumnae when they return for 
the week end. 



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I he university 

Dr. James Cannon Becomes Divinity Dean 

Thirty-two years of distinguished serv- 
ice to the University were climaxed on the 
s!xth of this month when President Hollis 
Edens announced that Dr. James Cannon 
III, Ivey Professor of History of Religion 
and Missions, had been named Dean of 
the Divinity School. 

Dr. Cannon has been serving as acting 
lean since the resignation of former Dean 
Harold A. Bosley last June. An able ad- 
ministrator, he is a popular choice for 
the post. 

A member of the Duke faculty since 
1919, he is the only actively teaching 
member of the original faculty of the 
Divinity School, organized as such in 

Said President Edens in announcing 
the appointment : "Under his leadership, 
we anticipate the same solid growth and 
development for the Divinity School which 
has characterized its history for the past 
quarter century." 

Dr. Cannon received the A.B. degree 
from Trinity College in 1914 and the 
A.M. degree from Princeton in 1917. Two 
other Princeton degrees, the Th.B. and 
T h.M. degrees, were awarded Dr. Cannon 
in 1925. He received the D.D. degree 
from Birmingham-Southern in 193S, and 
also studied at Garrett Biblical Institute, 
Evanston, 111., and New College, Edin- 
burgh, Scotland. 

Dr. Cannon, son of the late Bishop 
James Cannon, was ordained a minister 
of the Methodist Church in 1917. He is 
a member of the Virginia Conference. 

The new Duke dean is the author of two 
books, History of Southern Methodist 
Missions, and A Guid.e to the Study of 
the English Bible, written with H. E. 
Spence. He has also contributed numer- 
ous articles to religious and lay journals. 
At one time he was editor of the "Rich- 
mond Virginian" and business manager of 
the Richmond "Christian Advocate," and 
is now advisory and corresponding editor 
of "The Muslim World." 

During World War I, Dr. Cannon was 
an Army Y.M.C.A. worker in France 
and Italy. Later he became senior chap- 
lain with the rank of lieutenant with the 
First Division A.E.F., and he was deco- 
rated by France with the Croix de Guerre. 

A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he has 
for many years been secretary of the 
Duke Chapter. He is also secretary of 

Dr. James Cannon III 

"he learned society, Fellowship of Pro- 
fessors of Missions. 

Dean Cannon succeeds some distin- 

guished theologians in the Duke Divinity 
ieanship. The first dean, Edmund Soper, 
later became president of Ohio Wesleyan 
University and is now doing mission work 
in India. Dr. Elbert Russell, though in 
",emi-retirement, is affiliated with the Col- 
lege of Gulf States, Mobile, Ala. Dr. 
Paul N. Garber is Bishop of the Richmond 
Area of the Methodist Church, and Dr. 
Harvie Branseomb is chancellor of Van- 
derbilt University. The late Dr. Paul 
Root died before taking office in 1947. Dr. 
Gilbert Rowe was acting dean 1946-47; 
and Dr. Harold A. Bosley, the previous 
Divinity Dean, resigned in January, 1950, 
to become pastor of the First Methodist 
Church, Evanston, 111. 

The Duke Divinity School is one of ten 
approved seminaries of the Methodist 
Church in America. It is a member of 
the select Association of Theological 
Schools. This year the enrollment is 
nearly 200, the highest on record. 

Dr. and Mrs. Cannon, the former Mar- 
garet Wagner Faw reside at S03 Second 
St., Durham. Thev have one son, Walter. 

Alumnae Week End 

Innovations Feature Alumnae Week End 

Speakers who are members of the Duke 
faculty will be featured at the Eighth 
Annual Alumnae Week End on April 6, 
7, and 8. Dr. Weston LaBarre, associate 
professor of anthropology, will lecture 
on a subject which will be of great in- 
terest to all alumnae attending the Week 
End. He will discuss "The Family, Its 
Functions and Its Future," at 8:00 p.m. 
Friday, April 6, in Room 201, East Duke 

Dr. Marianna Jenkins, associate dean 
of undergraduate instruction and assist- 
ant professor of art will speak on the 
controversial subject "Are Modern 'Isms' 
Modern?" Dr. Jenkins will speak in As- 
bury Building from 10:30-11:30 Satur- 
day morning, April 7. 

At the regular Sunday service for wor- 
ship in the University Chapel at 11 :00 
a.m., April 8, Dr. Ray Petry, professor 
of Church History, will deliver the ser- 
mon, which will be designed with return- 
ing alumnae in mind. 

In addition to hearing prominent Duke 

faculty members, alumnae will be able 
to return to the true college spirit for 
this Alumnae Week End, for it is being 
held while school is in session instead of 
during Spring Vacation as in previous 

The program, which appeared in the 
February Register, was planned with 
suggestions from alumnae in mind, and 
includes a variety of interesting activi- 
ties, including a student panel, lectures 
by outstanding faculty members, pro- 
grams and exhibits featuring music and 
art, and plenty of time for coffee hours 
and for visiting the campus. 

The Friday evening coffee, to be held 
in East Duke Building at 9 :00 o'clock 
is being sponsored by daughters of alum- 
nae, who will be on campus at the same 
time as their mothers due to the change 
in time of the Week End this year. The 
Saturday coffee hour, at 9 :30 p.m. in 
the Woman's College Union, is to be 
sponsored by Phi Kappa Delta. 
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Life on Board the Duke 

Ensigns for Uncle Sam 

Duke's NROTC Unit Plays Important Role 

One voice ordered "Port ten. Tivo-one- 
revolutions:" Another echoed the "Port 
ten" and a third repeated the "Tivo-one- 

"Steady. Midships," ordered the first 
voice again. Then the command voice lost 
that sang-froid which seems to be so 
necessary on the Captain's bridge of a 
ship at sea, as it said "Time's up. Let's 
go ashore. I've got a date at Southgate 
in half an hour." 

If this conversation didn't actually take 
place, it very well could have happened 
at Duke University. "Going ashore" 
would consist of walking upstairs and 
out of the Indoor Stadium, a portion 
of which has been set aside for the use 
of the Naval Reserve Officers' Training 
Corps unit. The young Midshipmen who 
made the above statements would have 
been working out on the "attack teacher 
unit," a set of instruments which simu- 
lates actual shipboard conditions and is 
used to give future naval officers training 
in ship control and anti-submarine war- 

The Navy has been at Duke since 1940, 

when a Naval ROTC unit was established 
here as a part of the pre-World YVar II 
military preparations program. When 
war finally did engulf the United States, 
the program had to be expanded tre- 
mendously, so Duke's small NROTC unit 
was absorbed by the mammoth V-12 pro- 
gram in 1942. 

Under the leadership of Captain C. P. 
McFeeters, Duke's naval training units 
turned out approximately 3,500 naval 
officers between 1942 and 1.945. TVith the 
end of the war, the V-12 program was 
terminated, but the NROTC unit was en- 
larged and retained. 

The Holloway Plan 

Before 1946, students entered NROTC 
training on a contract basis. They agreed 
to take the required number of courses in 
Naval Science, to devote one summer to 
a training cruise, and to accept upon 
graduation a commission in the Naval or 
Marine Corps Reserve. The Navy, in 
turn, agreed to supply the students with 
uniforms, Naval Science textbooks and 
equipment, and to pay them a subsistence 

Captain Ealpli Earle, XKOTC com- 
mandant, talks with freshmen appli- 
cants at entrance to XROTC build- 


allowance (currently 90 cents a day) 
during the last two years of their 

But such a small number of these new 
officers exercised their prerogative of go- 
ing on active duty, applying for a regu- 
lar Navy commission, and becoming 
career officers, that the Navy adopted the 
Holloway Plan (Public Law 729) in 
1946. About half of the Naval Cadets 

Textbook knowledge is given a chance for practical appli- 
cation on summer cruises. Here students are given a 
taste of salt spray necessary to the making of an ensign. 
Above is a recent Duke group at sea. 

Naval Science and Tactics are taught by experienced 
officers of the regular navy in Duke classrooms. XROTC 
classes are a part of every midshipman's academic course, 
as he prepares for service with fighting forces. 

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now at Duke are under the new plan, 
which provides college scholarships for 
young men who can meet certain rigorous 
physical and mental requirements. 

First they must show their mental pro- 
ficiency by making a certain qualifying 
score on the Navy College Aptitude Test. 
Then they report for a physical examina- 
tion which requires near-perfection for 
passing. Finally, those who are still in 
the running are interviewed and carefully 
screened for personality, attitude, etc., 
and are scored on these points. The top 
scorers for all tests are selected for the 
scholarships and sent to an NROTC 

The Navy scholarships pay all college 
costs such as fees, tuition, and textbooks. 
The winners of the scholarships are ap- 
pointed Midshipmen in the Navy, are 
furnished uniforms, and receive retainer 
pay at the rate of $50 per month, or more 
at certain colleges where personal ex- 
penses are higher. It is estimated that 
the value of a Navy scholarship at Duke 
is $1200 per year. 

Upon graduation, the Midshipmen re- 
ceive commissions as second lieutenants 
in the Marine Corps or ensigns in the 
Navy, and go on active duty for from 15 
to 24 months. They then have a choice 
of becoming career officers, or of giving 
up their regular commissions and becom- 
ing Reserve officers. 

Training for the Midshipmen is the 
same as that of the contract students, ex- 
cept that the Midshipmen take two sum- 
mer cruises instead of one. 

This year's graduating class at Duke 
contains the first group to finish under 
the Holloway Plan. All 50 students in 
the class go on active duty immediately 
after graduation, 44 to the Navy and six 
to the Marine corps. 

Though they are trained on dry land, 
except for the summer cruises, the Naval 
Cadets have the benefit of most of the 
equipment they would be using were they 
aboard ship. Their armory contains all 
the small arms currently used by Navy 
personnel, cut-away torpedoes, radios, and 
ship control and gun-aiming devices. 
Several large guns, turret-mounted just 
as they would be aboard ship, give the 
front of the Indoor Stadium a very war- 
like appearance. 

Experienced Officers Teach 

And most important of all, the men 
who train the Cadets have had consid- 
erable practical experience in their re- 
spective fields. Lt. Robert B. Gustafson, 
USN, the submarine officer, has served 
as Gunnery officer on the U.S.S. Nauti- 

Midshipmen on parade give Freshman Field a brisk, military appearance. 
Fledgling ensigns learn to handle rifles like infantrymen and step smartly 
before admiring classmates. 

lus, Engineering Officer of the IT. S. S. 
Sirago, and Communications and Navi- 
gation Officer on the U. S. S. Sennete. 

The head of the Duke Naval unit is 
Captain Ralph Earle, USN. He was com- 
manding a destroyer at the time of the 
Pearl Harbor attack, and soon thereafter 
sailed out to harrass Japanese shipping 
around Marshall, Wake, and Marcus Is- 
lands. Later he commanded a destroyer 
squadron, and was on the staff of the 
Pacific Fleet Destroyer Commander. Be- 
fore coming to Duke, he was Captain of 
the cruiser Topeka. 

Commander Clyde Yan Arsdall, USN, 
second-in-command of the staff, has 
served on the Atlantic Amphibious Force 
Staff, and during the war commanded the 
Destroyers U. S. S. Perry and U. S. S. 

Lt. Robert P. Brewer, USN, the staff 
aviator, has flown with a fighter-bomber 
squadron on the U. S. S. Bunker Hill and 
with a fighter squadron on the U. S. S. 

Captain James C. Fetters, USMC, was 
with the Third Marine Division at Oki- 
nawa and Iwo Jima, and after the war 
was in the Mediterranean area with the 
Sixth Fleet. 

These men teach the three hours per 
week of Naval Science classes which each 
Naval Cadet is required to attend, and 
supervise the additional three hours each 
week of drill or practical work. They 

give instruction in a variety of subjects, 
such as navigation, ship control and sta- 
bility, amphibious warfare, and the mili- 
tary history and policy of the United 

Normal Student Life 

Student life for the Naval Cadets is 
much the same as that of the ordinary 
students at Duke. During their four -year 
period of study, they must complete a 
total of 24 semester hours work in Naval 
Science, which, for one semester, is about 
the equivalent of a theory course with a 
laboratory period in any other depart- 
ment. Except for these periods, their 
time is their own, to carry on their other 
studies for a bachelor's degree. They are 
not even required to wear their uniforms 
except to class and drill. They are sub- 
ject to very few disciplinary regulations, 
except, of course, that as future officers 
they are expected to conduct themselves 
as gentlemen at all times. 

The sight of men in uniform covering 
the Duke campus is a constant reminder 
that the future is uncertain, that these 
young men, trained at Duke, may very 
soon have a very important and very di- 
rect influence upon world affairs. It is 
reassuring to see the air of seriousness 
with which they go about their drills and 
studies, conscientiously readying them- 
selves for the responsibility civilization 
is soon to place on their shoulders. 


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Hoof 'n' Horn Show Draws 
Varied Student Talents 

Women and dirty politics in a turn- 
of-the-eentury setting — that is the theme 
of Hoof 'n' Horn's spring musical. Belles 
and Ballots. The club's 11th annual orig- 
inal show is scheduled for production in 
Page Auditorium on the campus Thurs- 
day and Friday nights, April 19 and 20, 
at 8 :00 p.m. 

Hoof V Horn is a campus musical 
comedy club, made up entirely of stage- 
struck undergraduates who each year 
write, direct, produce and act in an orig- 
inal musical production. Local enthusi- 
asm has run so high in recent years that 
encore performances were demanded of 
two out of the last four shows. 

Written by Ed Newman, from Irving- 
ton, N. J., Belles and Ballots traces, in 
song and dance, the campaign of the first 
woman candidate for mayor in a small 
mid-Western town in 1899. Eighteen 
songs, ranging from tender ballads 
through barbershop quartets to raucous 
campaign marches, were written espe- 
cially for the club production. Comedy, 
songs, and original dance routines are 
all combined in the unique election cam- 

Lyrics for the songs were written by 
Bill King, Memphis, Tenn. ; Paul Keye, 
Beverly Hills, Calif.; and Tom Love, 
Durham. Music was composed by Bud 
Fowler, Bronxville, N. Y., Tom Love, and 
Bill King. 

Ed Nayor, Bayonne, N. J., will direct 
the two-act period comedy. Supervising 
and directing the designing and construc- 
tion of new sets is technical director Mel 
Lord, West Caldwell, N". J. The student- 
built sets will include a small-town public 
square, the front porch of the woman 
campaigner, a picnic site in a park, and 
the smoke-filled back room of a saloon. 

Starring in the lead role of a woman 
candidate for mayor is Jackie Hanna, 
Norfolk. Va. Al Raywid, Washington, 
D. C, will oppose her assertion of wom- 
en's rights as the small-town political 
boss whose power is threatened. Denny 
Marks, New York City, in his role as a 
Russian butcher, will play both ends 
against the middle while trying to keep 
the women's business. 

Gay McLawhorn, Winterville, N. C, 
and Bill Dean, Live Oak, Fla., will supply 
romantic interest when they are not quar- 
reling over just what a woman's status is. 
Barbara George, High Point, N. C, will 
play a pig-tailed brat just Mcked out of 
another finishing school, who tries to 
throw the election to suit her. Her un- 

' ' Oh, no ! " groans mayorality candidate Jackie Hanna as political boss 
Al Raywid rips one of her campaign posters in half. The scene is from 
Hoof 'n' Horn's turn-of-the-century musical, Belles and Ballots, playing 
April 19 and 20 on the Duke campus. 

willing lover and accomplice will be Max 
Cooke, Sarasota, Fla. 

The only show in recent years to have 
a men's dancing chorus, Belles and Bal- 
lots will feature eight dancing couples 
in four production numbers. A mixed 
singing group of 20 will back up the 
comic plot in five chorus numbers, and 
a barbershop quartet and a ballet group 
will round out the large cast. A student 
orchestra will play for the production. 

Ann Carol Hogue will direct the sing- 
ing choruses and arrange the chorus num- 
bers. Suzie Doherty is choreographer, 
and Don Hermance is orchestral director. 

Ken Taylor, Statesville, N. C, is Hoof 
'n' Horn president this year. Clif Cooke, 
Danvers, Mass., is business manager. 
Robert B. Fearing, '30, student activities 
director, is adviser to the group. 

As proof of the merit of the music, 
Broadcast Music, Inc., New York pub- 
lishers, will print a selection of songs 
from this year's show in a souvenir folio 
including pictures of the cast. BMI pub- 
lished similar booklets for the past Hoof 
'n' Horn shows Lovintime and Flap 'er 

Tickets for the production are $1.25 
each and all seats are reserved. Tickets 
are now on sale and may be secured by 
writing Hoof V Horn, Box 5224, Duke 
Station, Durham, N. C. Mail orders 
should include check or money order, a 
self-addressed stamped envelope, and 
designation of performance desired. Res- 
ervations may be made by calling Number 
112, in Durham, Extention 484. 

Joe College Days Return 

A Joe College Days Week End, 
planned for April 19-21, will revive a 
pre-war tradition of springtime festivi- 
ties on the Duke Campus. A Shoe 'n' 
Slipper dance featuring Les Brown, '36, 
and his "Band of Renown" and the Hoof 
'n' Horn musical, Belles and Ballots, 
will highlight the week end. 

In addition to the dance and musical, 
a full program of entertainment is 
planned. There will be a parade through 
the business district of Durham on Fri- 
day, featuring the Joe College theme. 
After the parade, East Campus will hold 
open houses, and there will be field day 
events on the lawn of the main quad- 
rangle. Coeds will decorate houses on 
East to carry out the theme, and prizes 
will be awarded for the best display. 
At 5 :00 there will be an exchange supper 
for East and West Campus students in 
the Woman's College Union. 

Following the second performance of 
Belles and Ballots Friday evening, stu- 
dents dressed in costumes satirizing col- 
lege togs will attend an informal dance 
with music provided by Les Brown. 

On Saturday, at the end of the fourth 
period, there will be a fried chicken, box 
lunch picnic served by the Union on the 
lawn of the main quadrangle of West 

Shoe 'n' Slipper is inviting all stu- 
dents to an outdoor concert by Les 
Brown from 1 to 3 :30 Saturday after- 
noon in the dormitory quadrangle on 
West. Beginning at 2 :30 will be a base- 

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ball game between Duke and Carolina, 
a track meet with North Carolina State, 
a lacrosse game with Washington Col- 
lege of Frederick, Md., and a new attrac- 
tion for sports fans in Durham, a polo 

At 8 o'clock Saturday night, students 
will don tuxedos and evening gowns for 
the Shoe V Slipper formal dance. 

Religious Emphasis Week 
Draws Student Interests 

The past month has been a busy one 
for the Divinity School and for all stu- 
dents and faculty interested in Christian 
living. Religious Emphasis Week, Mis- 
sionary Emphasis Week, and a Christian 
Career Clinic were held on the Duke 
Campus during the month of February. 

The Methodist Student Fellowship 
sponsored a campus career clinic on 
Christian vocation February 4-6. Several 
outstanding speakers came to the cam- 
pus to present the needs and opportuni- 
ties for service in various fields of Chris- 
tian endeavor, emphasizing both church 
vocations and Christian service for lay- 
men. The aim of the clinic was to lead 
students toward preparation for and 
commitments to Christian service while 
in college. 

Five prominent religious leaders ad- 
dressed Divinity School students and fac- 
ulty at the annual Missionary Emphasis 
Week February 6-9, which is designed to 
stimulate student-faculty interest in mis- 
sion work and to recruit new mission- 
aries. There are about 25 Duke alumni 
now serving as missionaries of the Meth- 
odist Church. 

This year's program was under the 
direction of Dr. James Cannon III, dean 
of the Divinity School, and Donal 
Squires, chairman of the Missions Com- 
mittee, Divinity School Student Assembly. 
Featured speakers were Dr. Eugene' L. 
Smith, executive secretary of the Divi- 
sion of Foreign Missions of the Board 

of Missions and Church Extension of the 
Methodist Church, New York City; Dr. 
Karl Quimby, educational secretary of 
the Board; Dr. J. A. Engle, executive 
secretary of the Board's Division of Edu- 
cation and Cultivation; the Reverend M. 
0. Williams, secretary of the Board's 
Department of Missionary Personnel ; 
and the Reverend Archer R. Turner, 
B.D., '45, former Methodist missionary 
to Korea. The Missionary Emphasis 
Week ended with a service of thanksgiv- 
ing and intercession for Duke mission- 
aries in service led by Professor James 
T. Cleland, preacher to the University. 

Students and faculty alike joined in 
the activities of the annual Religious 
Emphasis Week, held February 18 to 21. 
The theme of the week this year was "Is 
Life a Gamble, Chance or Certainty?" 

Bishop Gerald Kennedy, of Portland, 
Ore., and the Reverend Robert H. Ham- 
ill of Burlington, Iowa, were leaders of 
the four-day program. North Carolina 
ministers participating in Religious Em- 
phasis Week included Bishop Vincent 
Waters of Raleigh, and Father John 
Weidinger and Rabbi Samuel Perlman 
of Chapel Hill. Patt McAllister and Jack 
Blackburn were student co-chairmen of 
the Steering Committee for the Week. 

President Edens presided at the initial 
service, which was held in the University 
Chapel. Delivering the sermon on "Gam- 
blers At the Cross" was Bishop Kennedy. 
Mr. Hamill, speaking on "The Dead Gods 
and the Living God," was featured at an 
interdenominational meeting that evening. 
Following the usual Sunday Night Sing, 
a question period was held, with Bishop 
Kennedy answering the questions. 

Monday's activities featured a panel by 
Duke faculty members on "The Remedy 
for Draftitis — Conflicting Attitudes in 
a Time of Crisis" ; a panel discussion 
on "Conflicting Philosophies" by Dr. 
Theodore Ropp, associate professor of 
history; Dr. Leslie B. Hohman, professor 
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Extra-CurrieuJar Courses 

Extra-curricular courses in the fields of 
nutrition, recreation leadership, and 
French, which are intended to prepare 
coeds for service to the community in 
the event of a national emergency, are 
now being made available to students in 
the Woman's College of Duke University. 

These courses do not receive academic 
credit. They are comparable to the 
nurses' aid program, and no fees are 
charged. All the classes are necessarily 
limited in number of attendance, and in- 
terested students are making their appli- 
cations through house counsellors. 

The nutrition course of 12 lessons con- 
"erns community feeding. It is to be con- 
ducted by Miss Isabelle Howe, dietician, 
and Miss Mary McCormic, visiting in- 
structor in physical education, each 
Tuesday and Thursday evening. The 
group will cover such subjects as balanc- 
ing a menu, economics of foods and food 
preparation. The class will work in 
units planning a series of meals to be 
fed to large groups, and the course will 
culminate in a practical application of 
feeding the entire campus, possibly on 
Kite Da\ r in April. 

Mrs. Martha G. Swasey, assistant pro- 
fessor of physical education, will conduct 
the course in recreation leadership which 
will be taught every Thursday evening. 
This course will cover such topics as lead- 
ing games, singing, dramatics, teaching 
square dancing and ballroom dancing, and 

The French project under the leader- 
ship of Jean-Jacques Demorest, assistant 
professor of Romance Languages, is de- 
signed for those who wish additional op- 
portunities in French for use in travel, 
foreign study, teaching, or as a back- 
ground for study toward filling such posi- 
tions as interpreter, translator, or secre- 
tary in government or overseas service. 
Only those who have completed or are eur- 
rentlv taking French 52 are eligible. 

Calendar of Spring Events 

March 24-April 2 — Spring Vacation. 

April 6-8 — Alumnae Week End. 

April 7— Kite Day. 2 :00-8 :00 p.m. Be- 
tween Union and Library, East Campus. 

April 12 — Civic Choral Society and Duke 
Symphony Orchestra. S :15 p.m., 
Woman's College Auditorium. 

April 15 — Lawn Concert by the Duke 
Concert Band. 

April 17 — Madrigal Concert. 8:15 p.m., 

April 19-20— Hoof V Horn Production, 
Belles and Ballots. 8 :15 p.m., Page. 

April 23 — Piano Recital. 8 :15 p.m., As- 

April 26-28 — Nereidian Pageant. Wom- 
an's College Gymnasium. 

April 27 — Recital of students of Mr. 

April 28-29— Mother Daughter Week 

May 3 — Duke Symphony Orchestra, Mr. 
Withers, soloist. Woman's College Au- 

May 13 — Lawn Concert by the Duke Con- 
cert Band. 

May 15 — North Carolina Symphony Or- 
chestra. 2 :30 and S :30 p.m., Woman's 
College Auditorium. 

May 21-31 — Final exams. 

June 2 — Senior Class Day. Meeting of 
the Board of Trustees. 

June 3 — Baccalaureate Sermon. 11 :00 
a.m., University Chapel. 

June 4 — Graduation Exercises. 

June 5-8 — Divinity School Convocation. 

June 12 — First term of the Duke Summer 
Session begins. 


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Local Association Meetings 

New York 

A turkey dinner and a few words of 
greeting from Dr. Paul M. Gross, vice- 
president in the Educational Division and 
dean of the Graduate School of Arts and 
Sciences, were featured at the annual ban- 
quet of the New York Alumni Associa- 
tion on February 16. 

The banquet and dance was held in the 
Wedgwood Room and Ballroom of the 
Beekman Tower Hotel. The Executive 
Committee went all out to give the alumni 
a social event, they will long remember. 
Uninterrupted dancing was a highlight 
of the event, and the business meeting- 
was limited to thirty minutes. Dress was 
informal and all enjoyed an evening of 
fun and relaxation, getting together with 
old friends, meeting fellow alumni, and 
hearing about Duke doings. 

Union- Anson County 

A large group of alumni in Union and 
Anson counties met on February 19 at 
the Methodist Church in Monroe, N. C, 
for the Association's annual dinner meet- 
ing. S. Glenn Hawfleld, '15, presided 
over the meeting and was in charge of 
the arrangements. 

Dr. Charles E. Jordan, '23, Vice-Presi- 
dent in the Division of Public Belations 
and Secretary of the University repre- 
sented Duke and spoke on the University's 
heritage, its history and its present needs. 
Thomas D. Donegan of the Alumni 
Office staff accompanied Dr. Jordan to 
the meeting and showed the gathering 
movies of the 1950 Duke-Pittsburgh game. 

Catawba County 

The annual dinner meeting of alumni in 
Catawba County was held on February 
21 at the Lake Hickory Country Club. 
Sixty-six members and their guests at- 
tended with Clinton T. Andrews, '26, vice- 
president of the chapter presiding in the 
absence of R. E. "Buddy" Luper, '47. 
Principal speakers for the occasion were 
Charles A. Dukes, '29, director of Alumni 
Affairs, and Dan W. Hill, '39. assistant 
to Director of Athletics. Mr. Dukes ad- 
dressed the group on the University's 
past, present and future and Mr. Hill 
discussed Duke sports, showing a film of 
the 1950 Duke-North Carolina football 

Attorney G. Andrew Warlick, '13, of 
Newton, former state senator from this 

district, was elected president of the 
Catawba alumni group for the coming 
year. Other officers named were Dr. A. 
L. Ormond, '24, of Hickory, vice-presi- 
dent; Dorothy Long Isenhower (Mrs. 
Sam), '40, of Newton, and Mary Aber- 
nathy Rader (Mrs. William), '41, secre- 
tary -treasurer ; and Mary Henderson 
Willis (Mrs. Enimett), '36, of Hickory, 
and Evelyn Bolick Wanzer (Mrs. C. R.), 
'40, of Conover, representatives of the 
Alumni Council. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

The Philadelphia, Pa., Duke Alumni 
Association has had a busy winter. Their 
largest social venture of the season was 
their first annual dance held at Plymouth 
Country Club, Norristown, Pa., on Feb- 
ruary 16. Approximately 70 Duke 
alumni and their friends attended the 
gala affair. The orchestra provided a 
fine variety of music to suit everyone's 
taste. Highlights of the occasion included 
a jitterbug contest, elimination dances, 
and spot dances. A midnight snack pro- 
vided a perfect climax for the evening. 

The 1951 officers for the Duke Uni- 
versity Alumni Association of Philadel- 
phia and vicinity are : Frederick Mann, 
Jr., B.S.M.E. '45, president; Dewey Rob- 
bins, '25, vice-president ; Margaretta 
Aeugle, '44, secretary; Gordon Gerber, 
'43, treasurer; and Nancy Hunter, '46, 
corresponding secretary. 

Sunday School Teaching 
Results Are Questioned 

Hampton M. Jarrell, Ph.D. '32, is the 
author of an article published in the De- 
cember, 1950, Atlantic entitled "Sunday 
Schools Don't Teach." As a professor 
of English at Winthrop College in South 
Carolina since 1932 he had learned that 
a huge majority of his students were 
almost completely lacking in knowledge 
of Biblical history and personalities, and 
upon further investigation he found that 
many were vague and confused about 
their religious and ethical beliefs. He 
was more puzzled, he said, to learn that 
many of these students had attended 
Sunday School regularly, some for as 
long as 15 years. 

Seeking the cause for this deficiency. 
Dr. Jarrell read all the Sunday School 
literature then in use in the young 
peoples' departments of his home Meth- 
odist church, and found, not studies on 

the basic Christian principles, nor a sys- 
tematic revelation of a religious heritage, 
but lessons in sociology, political science, 
economics, and international relations, 
expounded with an assurance of divine 
authority which makes easy the solution 
of the most complex social problems. 

The Christian Church has, at various 
times in history, weakened its hold on 
men's minds by trying to make dogmatic 
theology a substitute for the natural sci- 
ences, says Dr. Jarrell, and now many 
churches are making the same mistake 
with the social sciences. 

Far too often theology offers a seduc- 
tive shortcut to social wisdom that makes 
the way of knowledge look narrow, 
rough, and a long way around, with the 
added implication that those who refuse 
to take this short-cut are damned. 

If the Sunday Schools are to do their 
job, he concludes, they must return to 
the long-abandoned policy of educating 
children in fundamental Christian prin- 

Promoted to Colonel 

Henry H. Rogers, A.M. '29, has been 
promoted to the rank of colonel at 
United States Army European Command 
headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany. 
He is chief of the scientific and technical 
section of the Intelligence division at 
Command headquarters. 

Colonel Rogers entered the Army in 
September, 1941. During World War II 
he served in the Pacific Theater of Opera- 
tions as commanding officer of an infan- 
try battalion of the 98th division. He 
returned to the United States in March, 
1946, and became an instructor at the 
Command and General Staff College, 
Fort Leavenworth, Kans. He arrived in 
the European Command in August, 1949. 

With the colonel in Heidelberg are his 
wife, Susan, their two children, David, 
15, and Cornelia, 13, and Mrs. Rogers' 
mother, Mrs. Susan A. Porterfield. 

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Career of the Rev. Hinohara 
Leaves Imprint on Japanese 

In September of 1948 an interesting- 
letter reached the Alumni Office. It came 
from Japan, and contained an epic apolo- 
gy from a graduate of Trinity College for 
"not having done my duty as one of 
Duke's sons." 

The author, Zensuke Hinohara, '03, 
A.M. '04, then 71 years of age, went on to 
explain that he had been rather busy 
since his graduation and had not been able 
to do anything about his obligations to 
his alma mater, but, he said, "Ever since 
I left Trinity 43 years ago I have never 
failed to be deeply conscious that I am its 
own old boy and owe to it so much for 
what I am today." 

Mr. Hinohara had, indeed, been rather 
busy, nor has his pace slackened during 
the past two and one-half difficult years. 
He had been actively preaching during 
the whole intervening time since his grad- 
uation and had raised funds for the con- 
struction of three large churches (and in 
Japan this is no easy task). He had 
been a college president for 12 years, and 
for three years was the executive secre- 
tary of the United Church of Christ in 
Japan, a council made up of representa- 
tives of all the Christian churches there. 
At the time of the letter, he was serving 
as president of the Ministers' Association 
of the Tokyo district, which has over 300 

He had returned to America but twice 
since his graduation from Duke — once for 
some further study at Union Theological 
Seminary in New York, in 1911, and again 
to rest and regain the health he had lost 
in working too hard for the construction 
of the Kobe Central Methodist Church in 
1925. That year he returned to Duke for 
a visit, and led the prayer at Commence- 

War Brings Silence 

When Mr. Hinohara first came to Duke 
in 1901, he formed fast friendships with 
the late Edward O. Egerton, '03, and 
Frank X. Egerton, '09, A.M. '11, now on 
the Duke faculty. He went home with 
them during holidays, where he met and 
captivated the other members of the Eger- 
ton family. After his return to Japan 
he wrote to them often, and visited them 
during subsequent stays in America. 
Later, however, his duties increased and 
took such a hold on him that his letters 
became less frequent and finally stopped 
altogether. Friends in America thereafter 
had no news of him for many years, ex- 

cept for a story in a Methodist Missionary 
magazine which told of his service as 
president of the Methodist College for 
Girls at Hiroshima, and messages from 
occasional visitors to Japan who found 
him hard at work. 

The war closed the curtain of communi- 
cation completely. And in 1945, when 
the news came that almost 900 girls at the 
Hiroshima Girls' College were casualties 
in the atom bomb explosion, the Egertons 
thought that they would hear no more of 
their friend. 

But in 1947 the same missionary maga- 
zine again brought news to his friends 
through a picture and information that he 
was then pastor of a church in Tokyo. 
He had reached the age of 65 in 1942, 
"id so had been retired as president of 
the college before the bombing. Unwilling 
to stop preaching, however, he had taken 
a pastorate in a small chapel in Tokyo, 
had built up the congregation so much 
fiat the old meeting place was outgrown, 
and so was supervising the financing and 
construction of a new, larger church and 

When Mrs. Blanche Egerton Baker, a 

younger sister of the boys Zensuke had 
known at Trinity, wrote to him, he an- 
swered quickly and enthusiastically. In 
the following months several letters were 
exchanged, and Zensuke told all that had 
befallen him since his student clays. 

A Sudden Decision 

When he first came to America he had 
planned to prepare himself to teach Eng- 
lish and English Literature in Japan. His 
decision to go into the ministry came 
about in this way : He was in church, and 
had just heard the pastor make a request 
for contributions to the missionary fund. 
"When the offering was announced and 
the plates were traveling from seat to 
seat, I felt my very last silver coin, (a 
quarter) in my pocket for my offering, 
while others had so much more. I was 
so ashamed of myself and said to myself, 
'Is that all that you can give to the Lord 
for the very service you have to render 
for your own country while all others are 
doing even more for your country and 
for your unsaved people? Oh Lord, do 
thou accept this my last coin with this 
very myself.' " 

Zensuke Hinohara pledged himself that 
morning to become a preacher and pastor, 
and he has been that from 1906 to the 
present. -Even when appointed president 
of a college, he accepted on condition that 

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he could serve as the college chaplain also. 

During his stay at Hiroshima, Hinohara 
secured official recognition for the college, 
*nd obtained a new, larger, and more 
pleasant site for it, on which it was re- 
constructed after the war. He had a 
continuous struggle against the "mili- 
taristic pressure,'' for the college was 
located between a great army and a great 
naval base. In spite of repressing in- 
fluences, Hinohara continued the daily 
hapel services, and preached every Sun- 
day in the college church. 

Telling of his present work, he has 
said : "After I finished my term of service 
at Hiroshima eight years ago, I came up 
to Tokyo with my wife and our youngest 
daughter Tamy, and accepted the place 
as pastor of Tamagawa-Heian (Peace) 
church. Despite, the acute situation of 
the war, my congregation kept on grow- 
ing until the joint room proved inade- 
quate. A year ago we completed both a 
new church building and parsonage to 
■>'ove in. My congregation is not well off 
financially. But they have done more 
than they could afford, being self-saerifie- 
ingly responsible for the costly church lot 
and church building, one of the very best 
in the country." 

Mr. Hinohara promised his congrega- 
tion he would finance one wing of the 
church and the whole parsonage himself, 
if they could raise the funds for the lot 
and the rest of the church. He also raised 
the money for the church furniture. 

Mrs. Baker, in one of her letters, asked 
the minister what she could send him. He 
told her that they needed most of all 
suger, coffee, and baking powder, and 
asked also for a typewriter ribbon, a bot- 
tle of ink, shaving soap, and especially 
some tooth powder, "which I so enjoy to 
use when my heavily scheduled day's work 
is over late at night just before my last 
talk with my Abba Father in Heaven." 

When the package came, it was some- 
thing Americans regard as a simple neces- 
sity for which Hinohara made his most 
elaborate thanks — dental cream. It 
pleased him, he said, so much that he 
always spent a few minutes by his window 
in grateful prayer after using it. 

Now 74 years old, thK alumnus still 
puts in more than a day's work each day. 
He prepares daily devotionals and Bible 
studies for distribution to the Methodist 
churches in Japan, carries out his duties 
as executive secretary of the United 
Church of Christ in Japan and as pastor 
of his church. 

And also, he writes sadly, now again he 
prays for peace each day. 

New Mechanical 
Is Made 


Donald Jacobs, A.M. '37, of Bethesda, 
Md., who founded the Jacobs Instru- 
ment Company about three years ago, 
has developed a revolutionary new digit- 
al computer, or "electrical brain," which, 
though no bigger than an overnight bag, 
solves complicated equations in mil- 
lionths of a second. 

The machine is the "Jaincomp A." 
Weighing forty pounds, it is a miniature 
variation of the giant electrical brains 
which are used by great research lab- 
oratories to solve the most complicated 
mathematical problems. 

Mr. Jacobs says that the machine 
"offers for the first time to industry an 
ultra-high-speed and exceedingly accurate 
electronic brain for controlling opera- 
tions of great complexity.'' Accuracies 
of one part in a billion can be obtained, 
and as for speed, the slowest unit of the 
Jaincomp can add two sixteen-digit num- 
bers in forty-eight millionths of a second. 

Before founding his company, Jacobs 
was with the Bureau of Standards, the 
U. S. Naval Observatory, and the North 
American Aviation Company. In addi- 
tion to his degree from Duke, he holds 
degrees from Rutgers University and the 
University of Rochester. 

.Aluinni Are Rotary 

Two alumni of Duke University, Mark 
F. Hawthorne, M.Ed. '40, of Anderson, 
S. C, and Walter T. Nau, A.M. '42, Ph.D. 
'49, of Hickory, X. C, are District Gov- 
ernors of Rotary International, world- 
wide service organization, for the present 

Their duties include coordinating the 
activities of all the Clubs in their re- 
spective Rotary Districts and visits to 
each of the Clubs to offer advice and 
assistance in Rotary service work and 

Mr. Hawthorne, who is superintendent 
of schools in Anderson, assists 48 Rotary 
Clubs in his State. He is a past president 
of two local Rotary Clubs, in Lancaster, 
S. C, and Anderson, and is very active in 
all the civic work of his town. 

Dr. Nau has been professor of modern 
languages at Lenoir-Rhyne College since 
1945. He assists 35 Rotary Clubs in one 
of the four Districts in North Carolina. 
Born in Crishnagiri, India, Dr. Nau was 

Washington Law Alumni 

The Law School Alumni Associa- 
tion of Washington, D. C, has ten- 
tatively selected O'Donnell's Restau- 
rant, 1209 E Street, N.W., Washing- 
ton, as the regular place at which they 
will hold monthly luncheon meetings 
on the first Monday of each month at 
12 :30 p.m. The Association will be 
glad to have other Duke alumni join 
them for luncheon when they are in 

a Lutheran minister for 15 years before 
accepting his present position. He is also 
a past president of the Hiekorv Rotarv 

Alumna Will Re[ire as Dean 

Leah Boddie, A.M. '25, is the first and 
only dean of students at New Jersey Col- 
lege for Women, Rutgers University. At 
the end of this academic year, she plans 
to retire. 

Miss Boddie was appointed to the 
young institution in 1926 when the en- 
rollment was 697. This year, as she 
rounds out a quarter of a century of de- 
voted service, the enrollment has in- 
creased to 1,325. 

Under her guidance, a student life 
counselling program has been built up 
which has as its primary duty making 
the general college experience a positive 
contribution to mature living. Dean Bod- 
die and her staff, an assistant to the dean 
and seven directors of student life, have 
worked closely with every department of 
the College, including the teaching staff. 
They have co-ordinated all phases of 
counselling and directed this knowledge 
toward the complete development of the 
individual student. 

A native of Durham, Dean Boddie re- 
ceived her bachelor's degree from the 
Woman's College of the University of 
North Carolina and her master's degree 
from Duke. Before accepting the posi- 
tion at the New Jersey College for Wom- 
en, she served as dean of women at the 
Duke University Summer School, as a 
history teacher in the Durham High 
School, and as principal of a grammar 
school in Durham. 

Dean Boddie has been active in the 
National Association of Deans of Wom- 
en. She was co-founder and first presi- 
dent of the New Jersey Association of 
Deans of Women, now the New Jersey 
Association of Deans and Counselors. 

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Campaign Goes Over $6,000,000 Mark 

Total Counts Gifts Offered if Matching Sums Are Given 

Early this month the Duke University 
Development Campaign climbed over the 
$6,000,000 mark, three-fourths of the way 
to the 1950-51 goal of $8,650,000 and half 
way to the ultimate goal of $12,000,000. 

The gift that brought the total up over 
the mid-way hurdle, and turned the cur- 
rent campaign into the home stretch of 
its final quarter, was one of less than $100 
from an alumnus recently graduated and 
now residing some 2,000 miles from the 
Duke campus. The note received with it 
was typical of many received on other 
days with other gifts : "This is a token 
of what Duke has meant to me — and my 
hope that it will mean as much to others 
in years ahead." 

The jubilation caused in campaign 
headquarters by this significant milestone 
brought this remark from University 
Vice-President Charles E. Jordan: "This 
s really illustrative of what smaller gifts 
mean to the campaign. Yesterday we 
were counting five millions of dollars — 
today it is six." 

The epic-making gift was quickly fol- 
'owed, in subsequent mails, by other con- 
tributions that began to push the cam- 
paign onward and upward toward its 
seventh million and toward the goals in 
"Brains, Books, and Bricks" that will 
make Duke greater in its service to "the 
future hour." 


Below, in the form of a simple arithmetic problem, is the story of the 
progress made by the Duke University Development Campaign to date and the 
progress that must be made within the next three months to reach the 1950-51 
goal of $8,650,000. 

The greater portion of the balance remaining to be raised must come from 
individual alumni and friends through local campaigns, in gifts both large 
and small. Many must give, for now success lies in numbers — the number of 
those who will share in Duke's future. 

Gifts during preliminary phase (1949-50) $2,000,000.00 

(plus) Gifts from the City of Durham Campaign 238,860.00 

(plus) Gifts from Faculty-Staff Campaigns 90,272.58 

(plus) Gifts from Alumni-Friends Campaigns to date 704,452.47 

(plus) Gifts contingent upon matching amounts 3,000,000.00 

TOTALLING .$6,033,585.05 

(plus) The Amount Still to Be Raised by June 30 $2,616,414.95 

TOTALLING _$8,650,000.00 

Matching Money is Needed 

Half of the $6,000,000 comes from the 
two contingent gifts made some weeks ago 
by the General Education Board and an 
anonymous donor. Each of these gifts, 
it will be recalled, was for $1,500,000, and 
receipt by the University was made con- 
ditional upon alumni and friends raising 
a dol!ar-for-dollar matching amount. 

The campaign to raise this matching 
amount is, according to reports from local 

Faculty-Staff Campaigns Pass $90,000 

The faculty and staff campaigns for the De- 
velopment Program, begun the first of the 
year, have now passed $90,000. Latest figures 
announced by Dr. Frank T. DeVyver, chairman 
of the faculty drive, were $90,976.58 from 
554 contributors. 

The results of this University campaign have 
been praised by President Edens as being 
"most clearly indicative of the value of our 
efforts to prepare Duke for a future of greater 
service. Men and women right here on the 
campus are willing to sacrifice in order to see 
the University move ahead." 

The campus campaign was requested by 
members of faculties and staffs who wanted to 
share in the program being pushed forward by 
alumni and friends. Dr. DeVyver was made 
chairman of the campaign committee and 
Walter G. Cooper was named vice chairman in 
charge of staff solicitation. 

Dr. Frank T. DeVyver 

chairmen throughout the nation, moving 
at an encouraging rate. 

In every major center in North Caro- 
lina campaigns among alumni and friends 
are either already well under way or 
scheduled for the very immediate future. 
In North Carolina districts, north, east, 
south, and west, alumni leaders are rapid- 
ly completing arrangements for general 
canvasses within the next few weeks. 

Meanwhile, the rest of the country is 
keeping pace. While campaign organiza- 
tions were started later in regions more 
distant from the campus, early results 
indicate that similar successes can be an- 
ticipated. Arrangements are being made 
for early canvasses in the big cities where 
alumni live in large numbers, and already 
individual campaigners in less densely 
populated areas are out visiting fellow 
alumni, seeking and receiving gifts for 
"a greater Duke." 

Campaign News Items 

Most recent campaign events include 
the opening of the Guilford County cam- 
paign in Greensboro on February 16 and 
in High Point on March 5. Kenneth M. 
Brim, '20, is Guilford chairman and Floyd 
C. Caveness, '18, and Charles L. Kearns, 
'32, are general canvass chairmen in 
Greensboro and High Point respectively. 
Early reports from Guilford indicate that 
the campaign is moving forward with ex- 
tremely promising results. 

In Wake County Chairman N. E. Ed- 
gerton, '21, has organized a steering com- 
mittee of Blanche Barringer Brian (Mrs. 


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Top Row 

(left to right) 
Donald S. Elias, '08 Western North Carolina 
Paul L. Sample, '18 Western Pennsylvania 
Kenneth M. Brim, '20 Guilford County 

W. M. (Bill) Werber, '30 Washington, D. C. 

Left Row 

(top to bottom) 
N. E. Edgerton, '21 Wake County 

Floyd C. Caveness, '18 Greensboro, N. C. 
P. Huber Hanes, Jr., '38 Forsyth County 

(Continued from preceding page) 
Earl W.), '22, A.M. '31; L. L. Ivey, 15; 
C. A. Dillon, and AY. H. Trentman, who 
will head the parents of students division. 
The committee is preparing to open the 
campaign with a dinner meeting in ap- 
proximately a month. 

Early this month North Carolina Dis- 
tricts Six and Ten (both in the east cen- 
tral part of the State) held a joint meet- 
ing of top leaders to prepare for opening 
their campaigns in the immediate future. 
Presiding at this meeting was E. N. 
Brower, '15, chairman of District Ten. 
President Edens spoke to the approximate- 
ly 65 campaign leaders gathered for the 
occasion, and he stressed the need that 
the University has for the devoted sup- 
port of each individual alumnus. Chair- 
man of District Six is F. J. Boling, '23. 

New Chairmen 

Five new Development Campaign local 
chairmen have accepted appointments 
within the past few weeks. They are J. 


On these two pages appear approxi- 
mately half of the Duke men who are 
serving throughout the United States as 
Development Campaign local chairmen. 
Other chairmen will appear in the April 
issue of the Register. 

These alumni are the leaders of cam- 
paigns for Duke in North Carolina key 
counties are districts, in national regions 
and key areas in other states. Some have 
already completed their organizations 
and now have campaigns underway. 
Others are in the process of selecting 
other alumni to help conduct campaigns 
and are forming committees to begin 

Every effort is being made to push 
local campaigns to a successful conclu- 
sion by the first week in June, so that 
reports can be made at Commencement. 

The fourteen local chairmen appearing 
here head campaign organizations scat- 
tered among seven states. Chairmen have 
now been appointed in almost every area 
where there is a strong concentration of 

Raymond Smith, '17, of Mount Airy, N. 
C, to head Northwest North Carolina; 
John Van Hanford, '43, of Salisbury, N. 
C, to head Southwest Central North 
Carolina; Rev. T. Herbert Minga, '31, 
Dallas, Texas, area; Marjorie Frey 
Brown (Mrs. David E.), '48, New Or- 
leans, La., area; and Byron Grimes, '31, 
Louisville, Ky., area. 

Co-chairman with Mr. Smith in North- 
west North Carolina is his son, Raymond 
A. Smith, '45. 

Recent Meetings 

March has been a busy campaign 

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Duke men and women, and this includes 
centers in approximately 20 states. 

The chairmen pictured here, others 
whose photos will appear in subsequent 
issues, and alumnae and alumni who have 
volunteered to serve with them in this 
important campaign for Duke, are doing 
a magnificent job for the University. 
This is the first time in Duke's history 
that large numbers of alumni have been 
asked to devote a substantial amount of 
time to work for the University, and the 
way in which the local area, county, dis- 
trict, and region jobs have been under- 
taken is indicative of Duke's alumni 

Men accepting positions as chairmen 
are among the University's most out- 
standing former students and are business 
and civic leaders in their home communi- 
ties. They are unselfishly taking time out 
from other important pursuits to work 
for Duke's future welfare. For this they 
are earning the appreciation of the Uni- 
versitv and of its other alumni. 

Top Row 

(left to right) 
S. Wade Marr, '38 Northeast North Carolina 
George M. Ivey, '20 Mecklenburg County 
E. M. Brower, '15 Southeast North Carolina 
W. Herbert Smith, '23 

Northwest South Carolina 

Right Row 

(top to bottom) 
Lee B. Durham, '21 

Michigan and Northwest Ohio 
Robert G. Lamb, '39 Rochester, N. Y. 

Richard McAninch, '35 Northeast Ohio 

month, particularly among out-of-state 

On March 14, Clay Doss, '14, was host 
at a luncheon for campaign leaders in 
Detroit, Mich., where Lee Durham, '21, 
is chairman. On March 19 leaders of 
Northwest South Carolina, which area 
is headed by W. Herbert Smith, '23, met 
in Greenville, and on March 20 cam- 
paigners of the Atlanta, Ga., area met in 
Atlanta for a session presided over by 
E. Ralph Paris, '14. President Edens 
spoke at all of these meetings. 

Numerous other campaign meetings 

were held in scattered areas, and at Reg- 
ister press time all March reports had 
not been received. 

Durham County Kick-off 

Kick-off dinner for the Durham County 
Alumni Campaign was to take place on 
March 29 in West Campus Union, with 
County Chairman Sterling Nicholson, '22, 
scheduled to preside. General canvass 
chairman for Durham is Russell Y. Cooke, 

There are approximately 1,200 alumni 
and alumnae in Durham County, making- 
it, naturally enough, the largest con- 
centration of Duke people anywhere. The 
alumni campaign is complete and sep- 
arate from the Durham City Campaign 
of last fall, since in that drive only non- 
alumni friends were asked to give. 

Durham County's kick-off leaves only 
one major center in North Carolina, 
Wake County and Raleigh, left to go be- 
fore Commencement, and that campaign 
is scheduled to begin soon. 


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Basketball Ends — Spring Sports Begin 

Blue Devils Place Second in Southern 
Conference Tournament 

Duke Turns to Baseball and Spring Football Practice 

Duke University's basketball team 
ended its 1950-51 season in a blaze of 
glory during the first week of March by 
going to the finals of the Southern Con- 
ference tournament at Raleigh, N. C, be- 
fore being eliminated by champion N. C. 
State 67-63. 

The team, which was the highest scoring 
aggregation in the history of the Univer- 
sity, ended the season with an over-all 
record of 20 wins and 13 losses. The 
team scored 2,351 points, for an average 
of 71.2 points per contest. 

Individual scorers for the Blue Devils 
were paced, of course, by All-America 
Dick Groat, who tallied a total of 831 
points to break a national scoring mark. 
He averaged 25.2 points per game. Dick 
Crowder was second in the Duke scoring 
with 283 points, while Captain Scotty 
York had 259, Bill Fleming had 234, Kes 
Deimling had 221, Dayton Allen had 166, 
Jim Kulpan had 122, Dick Johnson had 
93 and Dick Latimer had 76. 

Duke ended its regular season on Feb- 
ruary 23 by collecting a valuable win over 
rival North Carolina by 84-72. The win 
was sweet revenge for the Duke team 
since the loss for Carolina eliminated the 
Tar Heels from the Southern Conference 
tourney running, and made up for a simi- 
lar loss the Dukes had suffered at the 
hands of Carolina in 1949 that eliminated 
Duke from the tournament. 

Dick Groat set a new national scoring 
record by getting 29 points against North 
Carolina and running his season's total 
to 746. That total broke the previous 
high of 740 points, set by William and 
Mary's Chet Giermak in 1949. Runners- 
up in the scoring for Duke were Bill 
Fleming and Scotty York, each with 12 

The win over North Carolina gave the 
Blue Devils a 14-6 record for the Southern 
Conference season and a tie for third 
place with William and Mary in the loop 

Entering the Southern Conference 
tournament at Raleigh on March 1, the 
Blue Devils edged Virginia Tech 64-61 
after a close battle all the way. Groat 
led the scoring with 23 points, while Dick 

Johnson, a much improved Duke guard, 
had 11 points and Keston Deimling had 

Duke had another close battle in the 
Southern Conference tournament's semi- 
final round. The Devils edged William 
and Mary by a 71-69. Groat scored 31 
points to tie the Conference tourney rec- 
ord and ran his season total to exactly 
S00 points. Runner-up in the Duke scor- 
ing was Bill Fleming with 14 points. 
Fleming played a great rebound game, 
grabbing 17 bad ' shots. Dick Johnson 
added eight points for the Devils. 

Groat played another remarkable game 
against N. C. State in the tourney finals, 
scoring 31 points again to re-tie the 
tourney scoring record (held by Sammy 
Ranzino of N. C. State and Chet Giermak 
of William and Mary for a regulation 
game). Runners-up in the Duke scoring 
as the Devils dropped a 67-63 decision 

were Bill Fleming with nine, Scotty Yorl 
with eight and Johnson with six. 

Groat was elected the tournament's out" 
standing player by a 37-4 count of th« 
sportswriters and also made the all- 
tourney first team. Scotty York mad(i 
the tourney's second team. 


BASEBALL : March 21— Indiana ; 22— 
Indiana; 23 — Michigan State; 24 — Michi- 
gan State; 28— at Clemson; 29— at Fur- 
man; 30 — at South Carolina; 31 — at 
South Carolina; April 2 — at Davidson; 
3— Yale; 4— Yale; 7— Wake Forest; 
11— at N. C. State; 14— South Carolina; 
18— at Wake Forest; 21— North Caro- 
lina; 24— at North Carolina; 28— David- 
son; 30— at North Carolina; May 2— N. 
C. State; 4— at N. C. State; 8— N. C. 
State; 9— at Wake Forest; 12— North 
Carolina; 14— Wake Forest; 17-19— 

A glance at the football team out for Spring practice will show that Duke's 
traditional single wing has given way to Coach Bill Murray's favored split 
T. The new Coach is explaining some of the finer points of the play to 
Athletic Director Eddie Cameron as the team watches two players demon- 
strate the correct position for center and quarterback. 

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Soccer Captains Named 

Scotty Wheaton, 1950 captain of 
the Duke soccer team, and Mai Lind- 
strom, 1951 captain-elect, have been 
named to the Southern Conference 
all-star soccer team. 

Southern Conference tournament. 

TRACK: March 24 — at Miami Univer- 
sity; 28— at Florida State; 31— at Flori- 
da Relays at Gainesville ; April 4 — Prince- 
ton; 7 — at Carolina Relays at Chapel 
Hill; 14— at Navy; 21— X. C. State 
(also Duke-Durham Relays here) ; 27-28 — 
at Penn Relays ; May 2 — Virginia ; 12 — 
at North Carolina; 18-19— Southern Con- 
ference meet at Chapel Hill. 

TENNIS: March 22— Michigan State; 
26 — at Jacksonville Naval Air Station : 
27— at Rollins; 29— at Florida Southern; 
30— at Florida; April 3— Williams; 4 — 
N. C. State; 7— Dartmouth ; 13— Michi- 
gan ; 14 — at Davidson ; 18 — at North 
Carolina; 20 — Presbyterian; 27 — at Wil- 
liam and Mary; 28— at Navy; 30— Wake 
Forest; May 7 — Virginia; 10-12 — South- 
ern Conference meet at Davidson College. 

LACROSSE: April 2— Lehigh; 4— 
Williams; 10— Dartmouth ; 14— at Wash- 
ington and Lee; 21 — Washington College; 
28 — Navy; May 5 — Johns Hojikins; 11 — 
Virginia ; 14 — at Mt. Washington ( Balti- 

Religious Emphasis Week 

(Continued from Page 65) 
of neuropsychiatry; and Mr. Hamill, with 
Dr. Waldo Beach, associate professor of 
Christian Ethics, as moderator; and an 
address by Bishop Kennedy on "Get Out 
of the Bleachers." 

At a luncheon Tuesday in the East 
Campus Union, Mr. Hamill spoke on the 
subject "Are We Going to the Devil?" 
An afternoon panel composed of Dr. 
Joseph B. Rhine, director of parapsy- 
chology laboratory; Dr. John S. Curtiss, 
associate professor of history; Dr. Her- 
bert von Beckerath, professor of eco- 
nomics and political science; and Dr. 
Shelton Smith, professor of American 
religious thought, discussed the "Chal- 
lenge of Communism." In the evening 
Bishop Kennedy spoke on the subject 
"Light to Live By." "Marriage for Mod- 
erns" was discussed by Dr. Gelolo Mc- 
Hugh, assistant professor of psychology; 
Dr. Homell Hart, professor of sociol- 
ogy; Dr. Violet Turner, instructor in ob- 
stetrics and gynecology; Mr. Hamill; 
and Dr. Robert N. Creadick, assistant 
professor of obstetrics and gynecology. 


(Continued from Page 57) 
In our time off we go to art exhibits or 
concerts, the opportunities for which are 
so unending and plentiful that making 
a choice becomes a chore. We have taken 
short week-end trips to such tourist at- 
tractions as Chartres, Fontainebleau, Ver- 
sailles, and the Forest of Compiegne in 
our little Renault. Last week we ven- 
tured further to Normandy and saw the 
badly destroyed Caen and Rouen, and 
the invasion beaches at Arromanches and 
Omaha Beach, with Allied ships strewn 
along the bottom. Up on top of the hill 
at Omaha Beach, 10,000 white American 
crosses serve as a simple reminder of 
what invasions actually consist. The 
countryside of Normandy and the small 
towns along the coast were more pros- 
perous and more charming than those 
nearer to Paris, and we felt we had seen 
a little of the true France. 

But more important than the details of 
our existence, we think, are our impres- 
sions of France's relations with the- 
world. Without Western Europe and its 
productivity, despite President Hoover 
and the new isolationists, the United 
States would find itself in a productive 
minority, as well as in a minority as far 
as the manpower of the world is con- 
cerned. While Germany is the key to 
Europe, at the present time France is the 
key to what will become of Germany. 
The French today can be divided into 
three categories, our friends, the "neu- 
tralistes," and the communists. As long 
as we give the majority of French, who 
are at present with us, full evidence of 
our good faith and intentions, we may 
keep a friendly France. The eminent 
danger is not from the Communists, who 
keep a firm but non-growing corps of 
supporters; it is from our present friends 
who may decide it would be better to 
face the uncertain future of "neutra- 
lisme" with fatalism than to risk all by 
supporting an American policy that may 
desert them in the end. We must of ne- 
cessity change our idea of remaking the 
world in our own image or else letting it 
slide down the drain. 

From the French papers, as they re- 
port the world to us, the question arises : 
Can the United States rise to the stature 
necessary for its responsibilities? Can 
GM refuse to freeze its prices, or the 
UAW defy wage stabilization while the 
French risk a momentary invasion from 
the East? "Perhaps better slow bolshe- 
vization than another Occupation and 
Liberation," says the Monde, whose poli- 
tics compare about with the old New 
York Sun. Can our complacent conserva- 

tives think the "American Way" will in- 
terest a still underpaid French worker 
who nevertheless has had social security 
and national hospital insurance since the 
turn of the century? To the average 
Frenchman (not even counting the Com- 
munists, of course) MacArthur is an 
over-ambitious American general who 
obeys no orders but his own and has 
sacrificed the peace to his personal code 
of imperialism; the Republican surge in 
America was a return to the ostrich-days 
of the nineteen-twenties ; and Dean Ache- 
son is now a symbol whose departure will 
signalize our desertion of Western Eu- 
rope. The Communists know how to fill 
a vacuum. Are we going to continue 
to create them? Perhaps we can con- 
tinue to carry on in our muddled way, 
or even retire to our shell, but while we 
do, we shall be losing more of our friends 
to the "neutralistes," and more of the 
"neutralistes" to the strong men who 
claim they have history on their side. 

Our best regards from France to all 
of you, and best wishes for a Happier 
New Year. 

Alumnae Week End 

(Continued from Page 61) 
Participating on the student panel, 
which will discuss "Can Democracy Sur- 
vive" will be John O. Blackburn, '51, 
Miami, Fla. ; Joan Craig, '51, Camp Hill, 
Pa.; Dante L. Germino. '53, Durham; 
Beryl Roberts, '54, Asheville, N. C; and 
Al Raywid, '52, Washington, D. C, will 
be moderator. 

There are many other forms of enter- 
tainment designed to make this Alumnae 
Week End the most enjoyable one ever 

Registration blanks, and a letter con- 
taining the complete program for the 
week end has been mailed to alumnae. 

Blue- White Grid Game 

Blue Devil seniors and former stars 
will meet next season's varsity in the 
first annual Blue- White football game 
on Saturday, April 14. Kick-off in 
the game sponsored by the Varsity-D 
Club is set for 3 :30 in Duke Stadium. 

Graduating stars of last fall, includ- 
ing Billy Cox, Jack Mounie, Tommy 
Powers, Ed Kavanaugh, Jim Gibson, 
Mike Souchak and others are expected 
to don the blue for the last time. Also 
invited to play are stars of other 
years who are now living nearby or 
are on the coaching staff. Tickets, sold 
at the gate, will be one dollar. 


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Dr. Bolmeier Questions Grading System 

The familiar report card that Junior 
hides from Dad and Mom until the fam- 
ily hairbrushes and razor straps are con- 
cealed is an outmoded relic according to 
Dr. E. C. Bolmeier of the Duke educa- 
tion department. 

In "The School Review," Dr. Bolmeier 
writes that the conventional report card 
is good for "separating the sheep from 
the goats," but it fails to encourage the 

The old-fashioned system of a single 
letter denoting the "grade" of primary 
or secondary school student makes grad- 
ing a simple task for the teacher, but 
does not help the pupil, he points out. 
Another danger is that often teachers 
may let personal whims and dislikes creep 
into their grading when only a single 
mark is put down in each subject. 

"The real purpose of marks should be 
to help the pupil by pointing up his rela- 
tive strengths and weaknesses, his special 
interests, aptitudes, and study habits," 
the Duke professor says. "A good re- 
porting system will aid parents and 

counselors in giving sensible advice and 
will also encourage all pupils, regardless 
of varying abilities." 

Dr. Bolmeier's criticism is constructive, 
however, for he gives a prescription for 
report card improvements. 

(1) Give a more detailed picture of 
the pupil's progress than is possible with 
single marks such as "A," "B," "C," or 
"D." Pupils should be graded in- each 
subject on such things as achievement on 
tests, quality or recitation, persistence 
for mastery, and self-reliance in work. 

(2) Give grades in a way that will pre- 
vent uncertainty or confusion. Terms 
such as "very high," "high," "average," 
"low," and "very low," are understood by 
everyone. Then, he says, if necessary, 
these markings can easily be changed to 
the usual alphabetical grades required by 
colleges for entrance transcripts. 

(3) Occasional changes may improve 
the system after it has been used for 
some time. A committee of teachers and 
school officials should study the system 
each vear and work out revisions. 


English Prose op the Seventeenth 
Dean F. Florence Brinkley, Editor 
W. W. Norton and Company, Publisher 

Outstanding 17-century writing has 
been compiled and edited by Dr. R. Flor- 
ence Brinkley, Dean of the Woman's 
College of Duke University and professor 
of English. Published by W. W. Norton 
and Co., New York City, the 900-page 
volume is a companion piece to Dr. 
Brinkley 's anthology English Poetry of 
the Seventeenth Century. 

Selections in the prose anthology rep- 
resent well-known writings from that 
period, such as diaries, prose lyrics, 
essays, and autobiography. The volume 
also includes biographical sketches of the 
writers represented and an introductory 
essay by Dr. Brinkley. 

The earlier poetry anthology is now 
being published in a new format to match 
the prose volume. It has won increasing 
critical acclaim as a comprehensive and 
competently edited anthology for stu- 
dents of 17th-century poetry. 

Dr. Brinkley is recognized as an out- 
standing authority on the literature of 

the 1600's. She is also the author of 
Nathan Field, the Actor-Playwright and 
The Arthurian Legend in the Seven- 
teenth Century. Her articles and reviews 
have appeared in well-known scholarly 
journals, and she is active in leading 
professional societies. 

Formerly chairman of the English De- 
partment at Goucher College, Dr. Brink- 
ley joined the Duke administrative staff 
in 1947 after 14 months literary research 
in England. 


By Dr. Charles E. London 

William Sloane Associates, Publishers 

Dr. Charles E. Landon, associate pro- 
fessor of economics at Duke, is the au- 
thor of Transportation, a new economics 
textbook recently released by William 
Sloane Associates, New York Publishers. 

The book is designed for introductory 
college transport courses, and will ac- 
quaint the student with the principles, 
practices, and problems of transporta- 
tion prevailing in the United States to- 

An authority in the transportation 
field, Dr. Landon is the author of reports 
on "The National Traffic Pattern" and 
"Technological Trends in Transporta- 
tion" prepared for the Federal Board of 
Investigation and Research in 1944. 

He is also the author of Industrial 
Geography and has collaborated with 
other economists on a series of textbooks. 

Restoring Worship 

By Clarice M. Bowman '31, A.M. >3"A 

Abingdon-Cokesbtiry Press 

Clarice M. Bowman, '31, A.M. '37, is 
the author of a new book, Restoring 
Worship, just published by the Abing- 
don-Cokesbury Press of New York and 

Miss Bowman's book will be one ofi 
the few to cover the entire field of wor- 
ship, and is intended as a tool and an 
inspiration for ministers, church educa- 
tion leaders, and parents of all denomi- 
nations who want to guide others to vital 

A native of Mount Airy, N. C, Miss 
Bowman was a Phi Beta Kappa and a 
Kappa Delta Pi at Duke. She has also 
done some graduate work at Yale Uni- 
versity, consisting mostly of special 
courses in worship. After completing her 
studies she was for some time Director 
of Religious Education at churches in 
New Haven, Conn., and High Point, N. 
C, and is now a staff member of the 
Youth Department of the Methodist 
Board of Education in Nashville, Tenn. 

Rare Biblical Manuscript 

A rare, 800-year old manuscript of 
the Four Gospels in Greek has been 
acquired by the Duke University Li- 
brary, Dr. Benjamin E. Powell, librar- 
ian, announced recently. The new 
acquisition brings Duke's total of rare 
texts of this type to 15 and places 
the library fourth in the nation in 
such holdings. 

Written about 1150, A.D., the 238- 
page manuscript is of special interest 
to scholars because it contains orig- 
inal editing marks made by a monastic 
"corrector" and shows how different 
religious views influenced the exact 
wording of the Bible. 

The book was discovered in Egypt 
by Dr. Kenneth W. Clark, professor 
of New Testament, while on a special 
project in the Near East recently. He 
purchased it from a Greek book col- 
lector living in Alexandria, Egypt. 

Many requests for microfilms of the 
book have already come in from schol- 
ars all over the country, says Dr. 
Powell, and these are being filled as 
quickly as possible. 

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Operations Performed to Soothing Music 

Try having- your next operation to the 
tune of Beethoven's Fifth or the crooning 
of Vaughan Monroe. It is possible, for 
Duke doctors have been playing soft, 
soothing music in operating rooms to 
make operations easier for patients and 
speed up their recovery. 

Duke plastic surgeons say that opera- 
tive patients who are under local, spinal 
or regional anesthetics, and therefore 
fully conscious during the operation, tend 
to forget about themselves and relax un- 
der the spell of their favorite melodies. 

The patients are equipped with com- 
fortable, cushioned earphones which keep 
,out all operating room noises, while an 
automatic record-player nearby plays 
favorite selections. Long playing records 
eliminate the need for frequent adjust- 
ments of the phonograph. Besides help- 
ing the patients, the music seems to be a 
good morale booster for the operating 
room staff. It "relieves the tension" and 
creates a better atmosphere, the doctors 

Although music has long been used at 
Duke in the children's wards and in pa- 
tients' rooms to make convalescence easier 
and shorter by relieving anxiety and as a 
source of recreation, it has only recently 
been tried in the operating rooms where 
often anxiety and worry are strongest. 
After trying the new technique with sev- 
eral hundred patients from all walks of 
life, both sexes and all age groups, the 
doctors were able to make several con- 
crete conclusions about the effects of 
music. Results of the study are described 
in Plastic and Eeconstuctive Surgery by 
Drs. Kenneth L. Pickrell, James T. Metz- 
ger, N. John Wilde, T. Ray Broadbent, 
and Benjamin F. Edwards. 

It was discovered that soft, soothing 
melodious orchestrations and vocals were 
favorites, with Wayne King, Sammy 
Kaye and Vaughan Monroe being most 
popular. Hymns, spirituals and marching 
music ranked lowest on the list, probably, 
the doctors report, because they increased 
the emotional tension. News broadcasts 
were informative and pleasing to some 
patients, but quite distressing to others. 
This, of course;, depended upon the con- 
tent. Children were most fond of stories 
and special readings and children's music. 
The youngsters responded enthusiastically 
to the idea. According to the doctors, 

their minds became preoccupied, thereby 
facilitating the change of painful dress- 
ings or the induction of anesthesia. 

Types of music used in the study were 
symphonies, classics, opera, piano, violin 
and piano, string quartets, martial and 
band music, hymns, spirituals, jazz, swing, 
scores from musicals, westerns, hillbilly, 
theme songs, old favorites, and the current 
classics and popular music. There seemed 
to be little difference in reaction among 
the patients except for their own personal 
tastes in music. The doctors did discover 
that "while women have less physical re- 
sistance and are more susceptible to nerv- 
ous disturbances than men, they are as a 
group more tolerant and adapt themselves 
more readily to hospital routines." 

Grant Aids Polio Research 

With the aid of a March of Dimes 
grant of $17,200 Duke University scien- 
tists will pursue their studies of muscle 
action following attack by polio. 

The grant, announced by Basil O'Con- 
ner, president of the National Foundation 
for Infantile Paralysis, is a part of the 
million and a half dollars which the 
Foundation is turning over to universities 
and research centers in 16 states and Can- 
ada for continuing study of the dread 
disease. The newly approved research 
projects will also include attempts to de- 
velop an effective vaccine for polio, search 
for a chemical agent that will prevent 
the virus from damaging nerve cells, de- 
velopment of a rapid diagnostic polio 
test, and the preparation of a polio anti- 
serum that will increase an individual's 
resistance to paralysis. 

The Duke funds will be under the di- 
rection of Dr. J. E. Markee, professor of 
anatomy. In 1945, Dr. Markee began 
conducting studies and experiments with 
National Foundation support in the re- 
habilitation of muscles affected by polio. 
He and his assistants are making studies 
to determine the complete pattern of 
intramuscular nerve distribution of the 
arms and legs. This information com- 
bined with knowledge already gleaned 
from research studies will be compiled in 
a form which can be made readily avail- 
able to orthopedic surgeons who perform 
muscle transplant operations as a means 
of combatting severe paralysis following 

polio. The material will also be useful 
to physical therapists who need this es- 
sential information of muscle action in 
their efforts at retaining muscles weak- 
ened or partially paralyzed by polio. 

Advisory Editors 

Two members of the Duke University 
Faculty, Dr. Wilburt C. Davison, dean 
of the School of Medicine, and Dr. 
Weston La Barre, associate professor of 
anthropology, are advisory editors of the 
Child-Family Digest, which hereafter will 
be published by the Lieutenant Gayle 
Aiken III Memorial Foundation, New 
Orleans, La. 

The Digest reprints outstanding articles 
on children and family relations for the 
busy doctor, the clinic, the teaching hos- 
pital, the medical school, the 'visiting 
nurse, health departments, college teach- 
ers and students, and all who have need 
of such a concise publication. The need 
for the non-profit Digest has been estab- 
lished by the previous publication of 20 
monthly issues. The Foundation has 
taken over the Child-Family Digest as 
a means of promoting emotional health 
and total well-being. 

Blood Preservation Studied 

Prolonged preservation of whole blood, 
the field of research being intensified by 
a Duke research team headed by Dr. 
Ivan W. Brown of the Duke Medical 
School, recently received a grant of 
$10,503. The Duke group has been carry- 
ing on this type of research for two years. 

Blood research at Duke is now a part 
of a newly launched national program 
stimulated by "the grave international 
situation," announced Oscar R. Ewing, 
Federal Security Administrator recently. 

Chairman of Committee on 
Psychiatric Treatment 

Dr. Maurice H. Greenhill, associate pro- 
fessor of neuropsychiatry at the Duke 
University Medical School, was recently 
named chairman of a committee of four 
North Carolina doctors appointed to seek 
funds from the State Legislature to im- 
prove psychiatric treatment at State Hos- 
pitals. He was appointed by the Medical 
Advisory Commission of the State Hos- 
pitals Board of Control, of which he is a 

Dr. Greenhill says that the committee 
will take the campaign to the Legislature, 
the State Medical Society, and the people 
of the state. 


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1. Smith Georgianna Stetler. Stephen Hays Stetler. Nevin 
Stetler, '40. York, Pa. ~~ 

2. PHiLrp Scott. Bobby Scott. Jimmie Scott. Tommie Scott. 
Hoyle U. (Rip) Scott, B.S. (E) '34. Arlington, Va. 

3. Helen Harris Bush. Kenyon Bush. Polly Beaver Bush (Mrs. 
K. T.), '43. Plainfield, N. J. 

4. Louise Bond Marrow. Dorothy Jennette Marrow (Mrs. Charles 
K. ), '30. Hilton Village, Va. 

5. Edith Vincent Evans. 

Lewis Vincent Evans, IV. Frances Johnson Evans (Mrs. Lewis 
V., Ill), '43. Arlington, Va. 

7. Cakoij Yvonne Ramsay. Hilda Talton Ramsay (Mrs. C), '46. 
Charles M. Ramsay, Ph.D. '44. Greensboro, N. C. 

8. Frederick Jarden Meadows. Barbara Jarden Meadows (Mrs. F. 
C), '43. Danville, Pa. 

9. Frank Ferrell Smith, Jr. Howard Woodson Smith. James 
Edward Smith. Florence Moss Smith (Mrs. F. F.), '32. Frank 
F. Smith, '33. A.M. '38. Fayette. Ala. 

10. William James Beel, III. Peggy Bacon Beel (Mrs. William J.), 
'45. East Grand Rapids, Mich. 


Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 



Dr. Theodore S. George, A.M. '36, Ph.D. '42, 

Oreland, Pa. 
Madge Slaughter Vaughan (Mrs. Earl J.), 

'50, Orlanch, Fla. 
Allen C. Smith, '42, Akron, Ohio. 
Douglas H. Ausbon, '49, Charlotte, N. C. 
S. L. Gulledge, '15, Albemarle, N. C. 
M. Bailey Gulledge, '45, Albemarle, N. C. 
Elizabeth Shanley Ferguson (Mrs. Thomas 

B.), '47, Washington, D. C. 
N. Edward Edgerton, '21, Raleigh, N. C. 
R. Carlyle Groome, '44, Greensboro, N. C. 
Charlie G. Monnett, Jr., '47, Greensboro, 

N. C. 
Wilton G. Fritz, '42, M.D. '44, Brooklyn, 

N. Y. 
Annie Garriss Taylor (Mrs. J. E.), '23, 

Conway, N. C. 
J. N. Highsmith, '48, New York, N. Y. 


Classes holding reunions at Commence- 
ment, 1951, will be as follows: '01, '10, '11, 
'12, '26, '35, '36, '37, '41, '49. 

'18 > 

President : Dr. Ralph L. Fisher 
Class Agent : Le Roy E. Graham 
'21, coach of The Citadel tennis team for 
17 years, has retired from active coaching. 
He ends one of the most impressive Citadel 
athletic coaching records for the past dec- 
ade. For the past 10 years Colonel Lewis's 
varsity teams have racked up 88 victories 
against only 24 defeats. The average has 
been better than that in a single year. 
Colonel Lewis was particularly noted for his 
ability to develop young players and for his 
constant attention to the fine points of 
doubles play. 

'26 » 

Silver Anniversary: Commencement, 1951 

President: Edward L. Cannon 

Class Agent : George P. Harris 
cently appointed staff assistant to the mana- 
ger of engineering of the General Electric 
Company 's large apparatus divisions in 
Schenectady, N. Y. He joined the General 
Electric Company as a division engineer in 
1946 after serving in World War II as a 
commander in the navy. Prior to that he 
was a research physicist with Eastman 
Kodak Company in Rochester. In 1948, 
Mr. Burroughs was transferred to Richland, 

Sarah Cheek Hockenjos (Mrs. G. Fred), 

'46, Livingston, N. J. 
G. Fred Hockenjos, '43, Livingston, N. J. 
Wilma Smith McMillan (Mrs. G. M.), '44, 

Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Luther L. Smith, Jr., '43, West Palm Beach, 

Dorothy Patton Breedlove (Mrs. J. P.), 

A.M. '46, Washington, D. C. 
Joseph P. Breedlove, '42, Washington, D. C. 
George Sinichko, B.S.M.E. '46, Pittsburgh, 

Charmain Scates Levedahl (Mrs. William 

J.), '48, Takoma Park, Md. 
William E. Swanson, '49, Cuidad Bolivar, 

William Jennings Bryan, '48, Homestead 

Park, Pa. 

Wash., where he was a project engineer on 
the design of new plutonium reactors at 
GE 's Hanf ord works. A year later he was 
named manager of engineering of the com- 
pany's aircraft gas turbine divisions in 
Lynn, Mass., holding that position until 
his present appointment. 

'30 > 

President : William M. Werber 

Class Agent : J. Chisman Hanes 
ROBERT C. FINLEY, '30, LL.B. '34, who 
has been a practicing lawyer in Seattle and 
Renton, Wash., has been elected Judge of 
the Supreme Court of the State of Wash- 

CHARLES K.) and her family live at 203 
River Road in Hilton Village, Va. A picture 
of the Marrows ' daughter, Louise Bond, is 
on the Sons and Daughters Page this month. 


President : John Calvin Dailey 
Class Agent: C. H. Livengood, Jr. 
T. HERBERT MINGA, B.D., has assumed 
his duties as pastor of St. John's Methodist 
Church in Dallas, Tex. He is living in the 
Hollywood addition at 711 Clermont, Dallas 
10. During his previous appointment as 
pastor of the First Methodist Church at 
Burkburnett, Wichita County, Tex., Mr. 
Minga, an ex-GI chaplain, practically 
doubled the membership of his charge. He 
has served as an agent for the Loyalty 
Fund, and was president of the Duke Alumni 
Association of Dallas before the war. 

FRANK F., '33, A.M. '38, and FLORENCE 
MOSS SMITH and their family live at 
Route No. 3, Fayette, Ala. Frank is a 
Forester for the Alabama Polytechnic Insti- 
tute in charge of experimental research and 
development work. The Smiths have there 
sons, Frank Ferrell, Jr., 8, Howard Woodson 
6, and James Edward 3. A picture of the 
children appears on the Sons and Daughters 
Page of this issue. 

HOYLE U. (RIP) SCOTT, B.S. (E), is in 
the Navy Department's Bureau of Ships in 
Washington. The Scotts have four sons, 
Philip, Bobby, Jimmie and Tommie, whose 
picture is on the Sons and Daughters Page 
of this issue. The Scotts live at 1619 Kenil- 
worth Street, Arlington, Va. 

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President: Edmund S. Swindell, Jr. 

Class Agent : Walter D. James 
BREEDLOVE REID have recently moved 
to Bristol, Va., where Roddey is rector of 
Emanuel Episcopal Church. Their fourth 
daughter, Scotia Bryce, was born on Novem- 
ber 20. 

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President: John D. MacLauchlan 
Class Agent : Addison P. Penfield 
'42, Ph.D. '50, and his wife, Betty, have 
announced the birth of a daughter, Leslie 
Elizabeth, on July 5, 1950. Bob is working 
as a chemist for the Du Pont Company in 
Waynesboro, Va. 

NEVIN STETLER, his wife and two chil- 
dren live at 888 Madison Avenue, York, Pa., 
where Nevin is a lawyer. A picture of four- 
year-old Georgianna and 17-month-old 
Stephen Hays is on the Sons and Daughters 
Page of this issue. 

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Tenth- Year Reunion: Commencement, 1951 

President: Robert F. Long 

Class Agents: Julian C. Jessup, Meader 
W. Harriss, Jr., Andrew L. Ducker, Jr., 
J. D. Long, Jr. 
ROBERT M. LESTER, is an advertising 
copy writer for J. Walter Thompson Com- 
pany, having joined that firm in 1947. He 
is married to the former Miss Lenore Mun- 
roe, and they live at 106 West 45th Street, 
New York City. 

A third daughter, Carroll Patricia, was born 
on February 20 to MK. and Mrs. JOHN A. 
MacGAHAN, of 1311 E. 60th Street, Chi- 
cago 37, 111. 


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President : James H. Walker 

Class Agents: Robert E. Foreman, Willis 
Smith, Jr., George A. Trakas 
DORIS GODDARD graduated from Kather- 
ine Gibbs School in New York City in 1943, 
and is now working as a medical secretary 
to the superintendent of Vanderbilt Clinic 
at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in 
New York City. Her home address is North 
Highland Avenue, Upper Nyaek, N. Y. 
MAURICE H. WINGER, LL.B., has re- 
signed his position in a New York law firm 
and moved to Asheville, N. C, to become 

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the secretary and head of the Legal Depart- 
ment of American Enka Company. 

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President : Thomas R. Howerton 
Class Agent : S. L. Gulledge, Jr. 
M.D. '47, has assumed his duties as pedia- 
trician at Rhein Main Air Base Station 
Hospital, Frankfurt, Germany. He took his 
internship at Evanston, 111., did research 
at Willard Parker Hospital in New York, 
where he was resident physician, and served 
as resident pediatrician at Duke Hospital. 
He had opened an offiee for private practice 
in Evanston and had been appointed director 
of immunization for the city when he was 
recalled to active duty. Accompanying him 
to Germany were his wife, Helen, and their 
two small daughters, Ann and Helen.' 
WILLIAM S. WARD, Ph.D., is the new 
head of the University of Kentucky De- 
partment of English. Having received his 
education at Georgetown College, Harvard, 
and Duke, Dr. Ward first joined the Ken- 
tucky University faculty in 1930 as instruc- 
tor in English. During 1944-45 he also 
served as director of men 's residence halls. 
A specialist on English literature of the 
Romantic period, Dr. Ward is the author of 
several published articles on Shelley, Byron, 
Wordsworth and others. 

SIDNEY W. SMITH, JR., '43, LL.B. '49, 
have announced the birth of a son, Sidney 
W., Ill, on November 3. The Smiths, who 
live at 16661 Strathmoor Avenue, Detroit 
35, Mich., also have a daughter, Sarah. 
JOHN ALEX RADFORD received a master 
of science degree from Northwestern Uni- 
versity last June and is now executive editor 
of the Freehold Transcript, Freehold, N. J. 
He finds newspaper work extremely interest- 
ing and exactly what he wanted to do. 
FRED C. FROSTICK, JR., B.S., of 7 Dela- 
ware Avenue, Charleston 2, W. Va., is a 
chemist for Carbide and Carbon Chemicals 
Corporation. He has completed require- 
ments at Duke for the Ph.D. degree, which 
will be awarded at Commencement in June. 
Little ' ' Missy ' ' Bush and her brother, 
' ' Ken, ' ' whose picture is on the Sons and 
Daughters Page this month, are the children 
of POLLY BEAYER BUSH and Kenyon 
Taylor Bush. Their address is 15 Meadow- 
brook Yillage, Plainfield, N. J. 
band, Lewis V. Evans, III, have two children, 
Edith Yincent Evans and Lewis Yincent 
Evans, IY, whose pictures are on the Sons 
and Daughters Page this month. They live 
at 313 S. Yeiteh Avenue in Arlington, Ya. 
Frederick Jarden Meadows, better known 
as ' ' Rick, ' ' whose picture is on the Sons 
and Daughters Page of this issue, is the son 
Dr. Frederick C. Meadows. Their home 
address is 14 Bloom Street, Danville, Pa. 

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President : Matthew S. (Sandy) Rae 
Class Agent : H. Watson Stewart 

A son, Henry Earl, was born on December 
and E. E. (ERNIE) BEAMER, of 148 
Grandview Court, Ithaca, N. Y. Ernie is 
enrolled in the Graduate School of the New 
York State School of Industrial and Labor 
Relations at Cornell University. 
B.S.M.E., of Country Club Homes, Raleigh, 
have announced the birth of a son, Grover 
Lee, III, on December 20. 
GEORGE M.) has two daughters, Cheryl 
Anne, who is three years old, and Nancy 
Gayle, who was born last September. She 
and her family live at 2995 South 18th East, 
in Salt Lake City, Utah, where her husband 
is an attorney. 

Miss Laura White and JAMES BOYD 
WOLFE, JR., '44, LL.B. '50, were married 
in the First Baptist Church, Greensboro, 
N. C, on December 21. Jim is associated 
with ROY M. BOOTH, 31, LL.B. '35, attor- 
ney, in Greensboro. His wife is a senior 
at the Woman's College of the University 
of North Carolina and is the 1951 May 

Associate Professor of Bible and Philosophy 
at Greensboro College in Greensboro, N. C. 
He and his wife, the former HILDA TAL- 
TON, '47, have a daughter who is 18 months 
old. A picture of little Carol Yvonne is on 
the Sons and Daughters Page this month. 
The Ramseys live at 120 College Place in 

'45 « 

President : Charles B. Markharn, Jr. 

Class Agent : Charles F. Blanehard 
CUS L. DILLON, JR., '46, B.S.M., M.D., 
'48, have announced the birth of a son, 
Marcus L. Dillon, III, on November 8. 
Their home is on Route 1, Cornwallis Road, 
Durham, N. C. 

DOROTHY EYANS and Dr. Howard H. 
MacDougall were married January 12 in the 
Second Presbyterian Church, Washington, 
Pa. Their address is 439 E. Chestnut Street 
in Washington. 

The marriage of Miss Joyce Treskunoff and 
place in Washington, D. C, on August 20. 
They are making their home at 4329 4th 
Street, S.E., in Washington, where BUI is 
employed by the United States Patent Office. 

The Duke Medical School has added E. T. 
KRAYCIRICK, M.D., a Burlington, N. C. 
physician, to its staff as assistant instructor 
in medicine. Dr. Kraycirick, who will con- 
tinue his private practice, will teach at Duke 
on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week. A 
native of Pennsylvania, he was an assistant 
resident at Duke Hospital before opening 
his Burlington office in 1947. 

A recent visitor to the Alumni Office was 

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.. D.). She and her Navy husband and two 
liildren were on their way from Norfolk to 
liami, Fla., where their address will be 
S.W. 18th Koad. This was Jean's first 
isit to the campus since graduation. 
i.S.M.E., is working for the International 
'aper Company in Atlanta, Ga., where his 
ddress is 1459 Hartford Avenue, S.W. 
7 oung William James Beel, whose picture 
5 on the Sons and Daughters Page this 
wnth, is the son of PEGGY BACON BEEL 
nd her husband William J. Beel, Jr., w T ho 
ive at 2934 Beechwood Drive, S.E., East 
Irand Rapids, Mich. 

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President : B. G. Munro 
Class Agent: Robert E. Cowin 

JERNARD, JR., B.S.M.E. '48, have an- 
louneed the birth of a daughter, Carol 
Voodson, on September 15. The Bernards, 
vho live in Noreo, La., have another daugh- 
er, Martha. 

i daughter, Mary Jo, was born on December 
!1 to RAYMOND P. CARSON, '46, B.D. 
49, of Waverly, Va. Mrs. Carson is the 
! ormer Miss Ruth Sullivan, 
lecent visitors to the Alumni Office were 
>ride, the former Miss Belletta Wegele, who 
vere married in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Febru- 
iry 24. George is a manufacturer 's sales 
•epresentative in the Pittsburgh area, and 
le and Mrs. Sinichko are making their home 
it 5727 Senter Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

'47 a 

President : Grady B. Scott 

Class Agent : Norris L. Hodgkins, Jr. 

s superintendent of Bonny Oaks Home for 
Children in Chattanooga, Tenn. It is an 
institution owned and operated by Hamilton 
bounty, Tenn., and comprised of an expan- 
sive campus, 400 acre farm, and approxi- 
mately 200 children and young people. 
Lawrence Dale, who were married in the 
First Methodist Church, Kaufman, Tex., on 
October 16, are living at 7706 Carlin Drive, 
Dallas, Tex. 

ARTHUR W.) and her husband live at 
1825 Stanford Street, Alameda, Calif. Dee 
is a model, and her husband, an alumnus 
of the University of Alabama, is a radio 
officer with Seaboard and Western Airlines. 
BRUCE GRIFFIN DAVIS, '48, have an- 
nounced the birth of a son, Bruce, Jr., on 
October 17. Their address is 1203 Thomas- 
ville Road, Tallahassee, Fla. 
Consul at the American Consulate, Surabaya, 
The wedding of GERRY ANNETTE DIGGS, 

R.N., and Sgt. Thomas Donald Harris was 
solemnized November 18 in the Asbury 
Methodist Church, Durham. They are living 
temporarily at 404 Brentwood Avenue, Jack- 
sonville, N. C, while Mr. Harris is stationed 
at Camp Lejeune as a member of the United 
States Marine Corps. 

GEORGE L., JR.) is the audiometer tech- 
nician for the Durham city schools. She is 
completing the work begun last year to test 
the hearing ability of students. 

LORING FOUNTAINE is a secretary in 
Hollywood, Calif., her boss being Robert 
Buckner, a Universal-International producer 
originally from Charlotte, N. C. Loring has 
many interesting experiences in connection 
with her job. In addition to meeting the 
stars, she does research for some of their 
pictures so that their language and actions 
will correspond with reality. Loring has 
twin sisters who also attended Duke, JOAN 
'48, and JEAN FOUNTAINE '48. 

THOMAS) and her husband became parents 
of a son, Stephen Strand Gallant, on Novem- 
ber 25. They are living at 24 Western Ave- 
nue, Fairfield, Me. 

Miss Susaune Margaret Smith and ARTHUR 
LEWIS GILBERT were married January 
20 in Martha Mary Chapel, Greenfield Vil- 
lage, Dearborn, Mich. Their address is 
1205 Union Avenue, Havre de Grace, Md. 

Last September ROBERT M. (BOB) JOHN- 
STON, JR., son of ROBERT M. JOHN- 
STON, SB., '16, of Evanston, 111., was mar- 
ried to Miss Gloria Hess, an alumna of the 
University of Illinois. They are living in 
Chicago, where Bob is on the staff of the 
Chicago Daily Neivs. 

Announcement has been received of the birth 
of Robert Toms Kelly on November 24, 
1950, to Mr. and MRS. ROBERT Y. 
KELLY, of 201 N. 15th Street, Wilming- 
ton, N. C. Mrs. Kelly is the former MARY 

Dwight Bennett Morris were married Decem- 
ber 16 in the Central Methodist Church, 
Albemarle, N. C. They are living at 414 
South Fourth Street, in Albemarle, where 
Jeanne is a high school French teacher, and 

her husband, an alumnus of the University 
of North Carolina, is an assistant dyer in 
Wiscassett Mills. 

MARY ELLEN McCARTHY, of 6414 33rd 
Street, N.W., Washington 15, D. C, received 
the LL.B. degree from George Washington 
University in November. 

The Fidelity was the first bank 
in the State of North Carolina 
authorized by its charter to do a 
trust business . 

For over 60 years our Trust 
Department has rendered faith- 
ful and intelligent service in vari- 
ous fiduciary capacities to both 
institutions and individuals. We 
welcome communications or in- 
terviews with anyone interested 
in the establishment of any kind 
of trust. 

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Miss Martha Elizabeth James and J. EVAN 
MaeWHIRTER were married October 21 in 
Saint Mark's Lutheran Church, Charlotte, 
N. C. They are making their home at 724 
East Morehead Street, Charlotte, where 
Evan is traffic manager for Southern Bell 
Telephone Company. Mrs. MaeWhirter is 
an alumna of the University of Kentucky. 
LOUIS J. METZ, M.F., '47, Ph.D. '50, and 
his wife are living in Union, S. C, where 
he is affiliated with the Southwestern Forest 
Experiment Station of the United States 
Forest Service. He is doing soils research 
work in the Piedmont Plateau of South 

(MRS. THOMAS R.) and her husband be- 
came the parents of a son on January 21. 
Their address is 1113 Evelyn Street X.E.. 
Grand Rapids 5, Mich. 

E. ADOLPH RODEXBERG, JR., is a part- 
ner in Rodenberg's Super Market. He was 
married last June to Miss Joanne Ingram, 
of Talladega, Ala., and they are living at 
Westwood, St. Andrews Parish, Charleston, 
S. C. 

(MRS. JOHX) and her husband, of Scot- 
land Xeck, X. C, have announced the birth 
of a daughter, Carlotta Elizabeth, on Xo- 
vember 14. They have one other daughter, 
Lynn, who is three and a half years old. 
Y.) A.M., is living at Beechspring Gardens 
Apartments, Apartment 17 J, Summit, X. J. 
J.) and her family, which includes a seven- 
months-old daughter, Margaret Clesta, and a 
son, Robert J., Jr., one and a half years old, 
live at 6947 College Avenue, Indianapolis, 
Ind. Mr. Theis is district representative for 
the Philco Corporation. 

ROBERT D.) and her husband reside at 
4506 South 36th Street, Arlington, Ya. Mr. 
Walliek, an alumnus of Lehigh University 
and the George Washington University 
School of Law, is a certified public account- 

C. ROBERT WELSHAXS, whose mailing 
address is P. O. Box 305, Wheeling, W. Ya., 
is supervisor of personnel and training for 
Wheeling Steel Corporation in their Beech 
Bottom office. 

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President : Bollin M. Millner 

Class Agent : Jack H. Quaritius 
JOHX C. BOLLEXS, A.M.. of 621 South 
Barrington Avenue, Apartment 12, Los An- 
geles 49, Calif., is assistant professor of 
political science at the University of Cali- 

JOHX A. BOOXE received a degree from 
the Harvard School of Business Administra- 
tion with high distinction last June and is 
now employed by the Rike-Kimler Company 
in Dayton. Ohio. He and his wife, who have 
a two-year-old daughter, Debby, live at 
545-A Corona Ave., Davton. 

Harold Yan Alen Wait, Jr., having bee 
married a year this spring. She and her hui; 
band reside in Barber, X. J., where he : 
working with the California Oil Company. ' 
SHERMAX D. CLARK, B.S., a seismij 
computer for Taylor Exploration Company 
R.X., are living at 1905 Lexington Avenui 
Houston, Tex. They have a son, Rendt 
Bruce, who will soon be a year old. 
MARY VIRGINIA COBB is working on he 
master 's degree in Religious Education a 
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminarj 
Her address is now Box 6382, Seminarv Hil 
Ft. Worth 10, Texas. 

Edgar Webb Bassick, III, were marries 
September 30, 1950, in a ceremony at "Th 
Oaks, ' ' the Bassiek family estate. Mr. Bat 
sick, an alumnus of Yale University, ha 
been recalled to service, but mail direetei 
to them at 73 Carlynn Drive, Fairfield! 
Conn., will be forwarded. 
REESE, JR.) and her husband have an, 
nounced the birth of a daughter. Moll; 
Elizabeth, on August 27, 1950. Their ad 
dress is 21% Legare Street, Charleston 
S. C. 

living at 133 10th Street, X.E., Apartmen 
C-9, in Atlanta, Ga., where he is an electriea 
engineer for the Boiler Equipment Servici 

the LL.B. degree from George Washingtoi 
University in Xovember. His address is 8d 
South Main Street, Waterbury. Yt. 

CHARLES FREXCH, B.S.E.E., is an engij 
neering draftsman for Carnegie-Illinois 
Steel Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pa., his 
address there being 3600 Dawson Street, ffl 
is assistant treasurer of the Western Penn- 
sylvania Duke Alumni Association. 

PERKIXSOX, '50, were married in the First 
Methodist Church. Wilson, X. C, on Septem- 
ber 16, 1950. They are living in Atlanta. 
Ga., where Carl is employed by the Indus- 
trial Relations Department of Ford Motor 

JACK HIGHSMITH is assistant to the sales 
manager of the Yicks Products Division of 
Yiek Chemical Company, 122 East 42nd 
Street, Xew York 17, X. Y. 

ROBERT T. HOLT received his LL.B. dei 
gree from the University of Florida last 
fall and is now connected with the Perm 
Mutual Life Insurance Company of Phila- 
delphia. He and his wife, the former JEAX 
ROGERS, are living at 1719 West MahJ 
Street, Xorristown, Pa. 

'48, and his bride, the former Miss Mary 
Louise Quaile of Lakeville, Conn., visited, 
the eampus on their honeymoon. They were 
married on October 7 in Lakeville, where 
they are making their home. George works 

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ith the Great Mountain Forest of Norfolk, 
onn., experimental and research forest. 
ENRY MACKENZIE, LL.B., who is a 
ember of the law firm of Coffey and Mae- 
?nzie, is city attorney for Jamestown, N. D. 
e and Mrs. Mackenzie are the parents of 
daughter, Donna Jane, and a son, William. 
obert Stevens Buxton, who were married 
i -the Elizabeth Voorhees Chapel of New 
jrsey College for Women on May 27, 1950, 
•e living in Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Buxton, 
i alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute 
: Technology, is working with Alan A. 
r ood of Philadelphia. 

EAN C. NICKERSON and Mr. Thomas 
rimavera were married in Frederick, Md., 
l September 2. They live in D-8, Vetsville, 
oulder, Colo. 

he marriage of Miss Denyse Edwards and 
lace on November 18 in the Duke Univer- 
ty Chapel, and they are making their home 
; 190 Riverside Drive, Apt. 8-D, New York 
t, N. Y. Billy is with the Associated Com- 
anies Division of Westinghouse Electric 
iternational Company. 

he address of ROBERT HENRY 
ARRISH is 58 Brokdale Garden, Bloom- 
ed, N. J. Last September he was married 
i Miss Marilyn Beatrice Schade, of East 
range, N. J., an alumna of Mount Holyoke 

ULIA LOU PHINNIX and Mr. Thomas 
lyde Elrod were united in marriage Decem- 
sr 29 in the First Baptist Church, Greens- 
Dro, N. C. They are living at 707 Kendall 
rive, Nashville, Tenn., where Mr. Elrod, 
ii 'alumnus of Georgia Tech, is employed 
f General Shoe Corporation. For the past 
3ar Julia has been employed in Nashville 
j International Business Machine Corpora- 
on as a systems service woman. 
UGENE RENTZ is a master in languages 
t Norfolk Academy, Norfolk, Va. He pre- 
iously taught French and Spanish at Duke, 
ad has published writings in the magazine, 

7ILLIAM D. ROXLO, B.S.M.E., and Mrs. 
oxlo have announced the birth of a son, 
ames William, on October 1. Their address 
I 609 Kirkwood Circle, Camden, S. C. 
'EGGY ROSE SMITH is now Mrs. William 
haw Corbitt, Jr., of Henderson, N. C. Mr. 
orbitt, an alumnus of the McCallie School, 
tie United States Merchant Marine Acade- 
ly and North Carolina State College, is con- 
ected with the Corbitt Company. 
Irs. George C. Huggins, Jr., having been 
larried last September in the Elizabeth 
todman Voorhees Chapel at New Jersey 
ollege for Women. Until her marriage she 
aught physical education in the Coos Bay 
unior High School. She and Mr. Huggins 
re making their home at 1058 Howard 
Street, Salem, Ore. 

■ride of Mr. Ernest Mahler, Jr., on Novem- 
■er 18 at the Erskine Congregational Church, 

Tryon, N. C. Mr. Mahler, an alumnus of 
Deerfield Academy, served in the Coast 
Guard during the war, and now operates the 
Chinquapin Dairy in Tryon where the couple 
is living. Libby has been writing for the 
local newspaper. 

The address of JOHN C. WALKER, III, 
who is a real estate dealer in Washington, 
D. C, is 4506 West Virginia Avenue, Bethes- 
da 14, Md. The Walkers' first child, Eliza- 
beth Beale Walker, was born June 23, 1950. 

F.), who was married almost a year ago, is 
living at 2510 Avenham Avenue, S.W., Roa- 
noke, Va. She is a physiotherapist at Me- 
morial and Crippled Children 's Hospital. 

director and teacher of band instruments 
at Winecoff School, Concord, N. C. He has 
also organized a school band at Royal Oaks 
School in the same vicinity. 
ROBERT M. WILHOIT, M.D., and his 
bride of last September, the former Miss 
Hazel Ann Greer of Aberdeen, are living in 
Asheboro, N. C, where Bob is associated 
with the Barnes-Griffin Clinic. 
For the past year MYRTLE J. WILKIN- 
SON has been Mrs. Paul C. Pancake. Her 
address is 1440 Fifth Avenue, Huntington, 
W. Va. 

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First Reunion: Commencement, 1951 

Presidents : Woman 's College, Betty Bob 
Walters Walton (Mrs. Loring) ; Trinity 
College, Robert W. Frye ; College of 
Engineering, Joe J. Robnett, Jr. 
Class Agent: Chester P. Middlesworth 
HELEN JO AARONS and Edward Gene 
Best, who were married last summer in the 
Duke University Chapel, are making their 
home in Goldsboro, N. C. 
DOUGLAS H. AUSBON and his wife, the 
former Miss Janice Ray Whitley of Durham, 
who were married last August, are living 
at 2137 Briarwood Road, Charlotte, N. C, 
where Doug is working with Remington 
Rand Company. Doug is the son of IMO- 
GENE HIX AUSBON (Mrs. C. S.) of Dur- 

B.S.N., and Mr. Thurman Ralston Jones, Jr., 
who were married June 3 in the Duke Uni- 
versity Chapel, are living in North Wilkes- 
boro, N. C. Mr. Jones is an alumnus of Oak 
Ridge Military Academy and the School of 
Chemical Engineering at North Carolina 
State College. 

SUZANNE BEAL is living in Daphne, Ala., 
and is doing interior decorating work in 

The permanent address of MARY ELIZA- 
BETH BROOKS, who was married last sum- 
mer to Lieut. William J. Buchanan, U.S.A., 
an alumnus of Virginia Military Institute, 
is 50 Summit Street, Monroe, N. Y. 
While Hulet is attending Capitol Radio 
Engineering Institute in Washington, D. C, 

BURNETT, JR., are making their home at 
2223 H Street, N.W., Apt. 507. They were 
married in the Duke University Chapel last 

JOHN ROBERT CURRY, JR., is the direc- 
tor of the Durham Children's Museum, hav- 
ing assumed the position last June. He is 
a naturalist, and has been prominent in Boy 
Scout work in the past. 

recently completed a course in stewardess 
training at the Academy of Charm in At- 
lanta, Ga., is a flight stewardess for Delta 
Air Lines and is based in Atlanta where the 
airline's general offices are located. Her 
address there is 1239 E. Rock Springs Road, 
N.E. Before going into her present work, 
Betsy was a member of the Alumni Office 

The address of TRUDY SANDERS 
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Wesson Oil and Snowdrift Sales Co. 
at IS West Side Drive, Lexington, X. C. 
They are proud parents of a son, William 
E., Jr., born August 30, 1950. Bill is mana- 
ger of the West End lee and Coal Company. 
HELM, '50, are living at Riverview, River 
Road, Shelton, Conn. Carl is in the training 
program of the Great Atlantic and Pacific 
Tea Company. 

WILLIAM B. HOUCK, son of C. B. 
HOUCK, '23, of Roanoke, Va., is living in 
Miami, Fla., where he is working for Houck 
& Co., Advertisers. Last summer he was 
married to Miss La-Voe Johns, and their 
address in Miami is 155 S.E. 12th Street. 
LIAM B. HUXT, JR., are living in Win- 
ston-Salem, X. C, while Bill is attending 
Bowman Gray Medical School. They were 
married last summer in Concord, N. C. 
at 7623 A, Williams Way, Elkins Park, Pa. 
Martin is a salesman. 

WALLACE MeMAHON, B.S.C.E., who were 
married last July 1 in the Northminster 
Presbyterian Church, Washington, D. O, are 
now living at 5307 Wolfe Drive, Apartment 
4, Pittsburgh 27, Pa. Wally is an engineer 
witli the Rothey Construction Company of 
Elizabeth, Pa. 

Lieut. JACK W. HTJXTER, B.S.M.E., and 
his wife have two children, Jack, Jr., who 
was born last September 11, and a young 
daughter, Patricia Carol. They are living at 
174 Freeman Drive, Hampton, Va., where 
Jack is stationed with the U. S. Air Force. 
JOSEPH L. LINEBERRY is a deputy col- 
lector for the internal revenue department 
in Lumberton, N. O, where he and his wife 
reside. Mrs. Lineberry, the former Miss 
Nina Alice Teague, of Staley, N. O, is a 
graduate of the Woman's College of the 
University of North Carolina. 
SCOTT, B.S.M.E. '50, who were married last 
summer, are living at 8911 West Center 
Street, Apt. 4, Milwaukee, Wise. Bill is 
working for Allis-Chalmers. 
Mrs. Mattheiss have a son, David Harold 
Mattheiss, born July 5, 1950. They live in 
Finksburg, Md., where Ted is minister of 
the Methodist Church. 

JEAN NOBLE is living at 10 Longwood 
Road, Roland Park, Baltimore 10, Md., and 
is working for Liberty Mutual Insurance 
Company as a policyholder service represent- 

DANIEL W. PATTERSON of 1201 Madi- 
son Avenue, Greensboro, N. C, has been as- 
signed to the 2nd Armored Division, Fort 
Hood, Texas, after being inducted into the 
United States Army. 

ELLA FKrwa, K.N., B.S.N., is now Mi 
David Garrison, and is living in Easley, S. 
MARIE QUINN, whose address is 1501- 
16th St., N.W., White Hall, Washingtoi 
D. C.j is working for the Federal Gover 

CARSON SCHNOOR, R.N. '49, B.S.N. '5 
are living at 2401 Club Boulevard, Durhai 
Ernest is a senior in Duke Medical School 
BETTY SMITH, daughter of W. JASPE 
SMITH, '23, of Bethel, N. O, and DAVI 
O. SPEIR, who were married last June, a 
living at 2716 Haverford Place, Charlott' 
N. C. David is working with the Atlanti 
Refining Company. 

CHARLES W. SMITH, whose address 
Box 6002, Five Points Station, Raleigh, 1 
G, is a professional representative for Wil 
throp-Stearns, Inc., drug chemicals, in Ne| 
York City. 

The address of JANE STEWART SMITj 
(MRS. ANDREW W., JR.) is No. 10 Sand 
Creek Road, Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 
ROBERT RAY STEWART is a student I 
the Duke Law School. MRS. STEWART 
the former MARY NORTON KING, '50. | 
WILLIAM E. SWANSON has recently cod 
pleted work for his Master's degree at Dul: 
and has gone to Venezuela, where he wi 
work for United States Steel Company. 
GLORIA K. WHETSTONE, whose addrei 
is 201 West Park Drive, Raleigh, N. I 
is assistant cataloguer in the State Colleg 

'50 » 

President : Jane Suggs 

Class Agent: Robert L. Hazel 
Passaic Avenue, Bloomfield, N. J., is a prj 
fessional baseball player. 
of 740 13th Street, S.W., Apartment 
Roanoke, Va., is a teacher in Jefferson Hig 
School, Roanoke. 

law clerk with Cox and Walburg, Newarl 
N. J. His home is at 145 Elbert Stree: 
Ramsey, N. J. 

M.D., who makes his home at 806 Demerir 
Street, Durham, is on the staff at Did 

is employed by the Drexel Furniture Con 
pany. He lives at 107 Alwran Street, Moa 
ganton, X. C. 

living at 2 Laurel Street, Concord, Mass 
while she is attending Jordan Marsh 's execi 
tive training program in Boston. 

practicing law in Tampa, Fla., where hi 
address is 112 South Glen Ave. 

160 High Street, Oxford, N. C, is ministt 
of the Oxford Presbvterian Church. 

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tARY PAE (FIFI) FINTER has a jod 
-ith the United States Government and lives 
t 3400 Macomb Street, N.W., Washington, 
'. C. 

iistructor in physics at the University of 
ionnectieut, his address being 14 Willow- 
rook Road, Storrs, Conn. 

ANCY ANN HAMLEN, R.N., is a nurse 
t Duke Hospital, where her address is Box 

forester with Koppers Company, Inc., in 
!harleston, S. C, where he lives at 380 
Lshley Avenue. 

iL.M., is teaching at the Rutgers Univer- 
ity Law School, 37 Washington Street, 
tfewark, N. J. 

rho lives at 226 South Park Street, Ashe- 
loro, N. C, is director of Christian educa- 
ion at Central Methodist Church in Ashe- 

OHN FRANK HOSNER, M.F., whose ad- 
ress is Box 636 Murphysboro, 111., is a 
listrict forester. 

AMES FRANKLIN HULL, JR., is a sales- 
man for the Columbia Chemical Division of 
he Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. He 
iiakes his home at 553 Park View Avenue, 
Jarberton, Ohio. 

[item at Colorado General Hospital, 4200 
iast 9th Avenue, Denver, Colo. 
lome is at 1621 Brightwaters Boulevard, St. 
3 etersburg, Fla., is an Ensign in the United 
States Navy. 

IARRY ROY MAYS, B.D., is minister of 
he Central Methodist Church, Florence, S. 
). His address is Box 87. 
eacher in the Warsaw, N. C, High School. 
VARD PAFFORD, Ph.D.,. who is assistant 
professor of English at Emory University, 
ives at 1498 Medloek Road, Decatur, Ga. 
L45 West Mt. Pleasant Road, Philadelphia 
L9, Pa., and teaches at the Lankenau School. 
loing research work at Syracuse University. 
Eler address is 1326 W. Onondaga Street, 
Syracuse, N. Y. 

Brookwood Garden Apartments, Burlington, 
!l O, is a production trainee at Plaid Mill, 
Burlington Mills Corporation. 
HARVEY E.), R.N., B.S.N., is a nurse at 
Maria Parham Hospital in Henderson, N. O, 
.vhere her address is 428 Charles Street. 
IOHN REA TROPMAN, who lives at 705 
MeGee Street, Greensboro, N. C, is work- 
ing for the Charles Store. 
DAN M. WILLIAMS, JR., '48, LL.B. '50, 
is practicing law with the firm of Williams 
ind Williams in Asheville, N. C. His mail- 
ing address is Box 7295. 

living at 2915 Monroe Avenue, Durham. Bob 
is a student in the Duke School of Forestry. 

NAN FARRINGTON, who lives at 222 
Colonial Drive, Thornasville, N. C, is teach- 
ing third grade in a county school. 
A. H. (HAMP) FRADY, JR., is working 
for Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and 
Beane in their home office at 70 Pine Street, 
New York 5, N. Y. For the next two years 
he will be in New York, where he is taking 
their Training Program. Hamp is sharing 
an apartment with WILL JACKSON, '49, 
at 112 Washington Place, New York 14, 
N. Y. 

The address of DORIS JORGENSEN 
GLAZE (MRS. JOHN W., JR.) is 1639 
Dormont Street, Orlando, Fla. 
Sherdale Carpenter were married Septem- 
ber 23 in Charlotte, N. O, and are making 
their home at 604 South Union Street, Con- 
cord, N. C. 

Miss Jane Bentley Tomlinson and PHIL- 
FRANK HANES, '11, of Winston-Salem, 
N. O, were married September 30 in 
Springfield Friends Meetinghouse, High 
Point, N. C. They are living in Clover Dale 
Apartments, Winston-Salem, where Phil is 
connected with Hanes Knitting Company. 
Mrs. Hanes is an alumna of Northfield 
School, Brenau Academy, and Woman's Col- 
lege, Greensboro. 

at the Duke School of Law. 
JOHN GRIER HUDSON, JR., is assistant 
secretary and treasurer of Belk-Hudson 
Company in Spartanburg, S. C. 
whose address is Box 1014, Reidsville, N. C, 
is an agent for Powell Insurance Agency. 
FOSDICK IRVIN are living in Callahan, 
Pla. Glenn is engaged in farming. 
MEDFORD M. LEAKE, of 645 Highland 
Circle, Tupelo, Miss., is working for Leake 
and Goodlett, Inc., dealers in building ma- 

POSTER LeROY LEVY is a graduate stu- 
dent at Alabama University. 
countant for the Celanese Corporation of 
America, lives in Narrows, Va. 
accountant for Sidney Blumenthal and 
Company, Inc., and he lives at 624 Arling- 
ton Street, Rocky Mount, N. C. 
free-lance illustration of juveniles. Her ad- 
dress is 15 Pleasantview Avenue, Long- 
meadow, Mass. 

PAUL HENRY MARX, of 256 Brighton 
Road, N.E., Atlanta 4, Ga., is secretary- 
treasurer of H. Boyer Marx and Associates. 

In a ceremony performed at the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Covington, Va., on Sep- 
MURRAY, R.N., B.S.N., became the bride 

of Mr. James Blizzard Mead. They are 
now making their home at 1106 Chapel 
Hill Street in Durham. Mr. Mead is an 
alumnus of the University of North Caro- 
lina School of Radio. 

Ohio, is attending the Duke Law School. 
toward her master's degree at Assembly's 
Training School, 3400 Brook Road, Rich- 
mond, Va. 

ELOISE H. PARKER, of 704 Buchanan 
Boulevard, Durham, is secretary to Mr. J. 
Foster Barnes, director of choral music at 

Harold Lauden Colvard, who were married 
October 28, 1950, in Raleigh, N. C, are 
living at 1040 Blue Bonnet Drive, Fort 
Worth, Texas. Mr. Colvard attended the 
University of North Carolina and the Uni- 
versity of Tennessee, and received a B.S. 
degree in air transportation engineering 
from Purdue University last year. 
ANN TOWNSEND REID is taking grad- 
uate work in mathematics at Duke. 
"BILLY" RICHMAN is associated with his 
father who is manager of the Newport 
News Agency, Ordinary Agency Division, 
of the Life Insurance Company of Virginia, 
Richmond, Va. 

EARL JEROME ROSS is a state auditor 
for the Department of Revenue, 104 Court 
Arcade, Charlotte, N. C. His home is at 
1405 Holloway Street, Durham. 
223 Greenwood Drive, West Palm Beach, 
Fla., where he is a vault builder. 
at 480 Spruce Street, Morgantown, W. Va., 
while he is doing graduate work at the 
University of West Virginia. 
WILLIAM SPENCER, A.M., of Erie, Pa., 
is instructor in English at St. Lawrence 
University, Canton, N. Y. 
uate student, her address being 2192 Pea- 
body College Station, Nashville, Tenn. 
819 Buchanan Boulevard, Durham, and 
working at the Duke Library. 

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SON MeGRANAHAN, JR., were united in 
marriage November 3 in Trinity Methodist 
Church, Durham. They are living at 1310 
Glendale Avenue, Durham, while both are 
finishing their senior year at Duke Univer- 

December 16 was the date of the wedding of 
place in the Cloister Chapel of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Durham. Betty is the 
daughter of the late Judge T. D. Bryson, 
a member of the faculty of the Duke Law 
School for many years. Roger, an officer in 
the United States Army Reserve, has been 
recalled to active duty. 


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Vesper services for Hughes B. Hol- 
land, '92, who died January 6, were held 
in the Cox Funeral Home, Norfolk, Va., 
on January 9. Interment was in Cedar 
Grove Cemetery, New Bern, N. C. 

A native of New Bern, Mr. Holland had 
lived in Norfolk, Va., since 1917. He 
was an accountant with the Norfolk 
Southern Railroad there. 

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. 
Mary Caho Holland. 

'96, A.M. '32 
Ernest Joshua Green, '96, A.M. '32, 
died December 29 at his home in Colum- 
bia, S. C. He had been in ill health for 
five years. 

Mr. Green served as superintendent of 
the Durham City Schools from 1911 to 
1914, and is a former president of Max- 
ton College. From 1926 to 1947 he served 
as head of the Education Department of 
Columbia College, Methodist Girls' School. 

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Eliz- 
abeth Gerhold Green of Columbia; and 
two sons, E. J. Green, Jr., of Carters- 
ville, Ga., and George Caleb Green of 
Augusta, Ga. 

Archie Laney Lee, '08, board chairman 
of D'Arcy Advertising Company, and 
famed advertiser of Coca-Cola, died in 
JBarnes Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., of can- 
cer on December 22, after a brief illness. 

Funeral services were held in Christ 
Episcopal Church Cathedral, and burial 
was in Bellefontaine Cemetery. 

Mr. Lee, a native of Monroe, N. C, be- 
came a reporter on the Atlanta Georgian 
in 1908 following his graduation from 
Trinity College. His newspaper work 
was interrupted by service as a captain in 
the infantry during World War I. 

In 1919 he became a copywriter at 
D'Arcy Advertising upon the recommen- 
dation of Samuel C. Dobbs, then president 
of the Coca-Cola Company, who was im- 
pressed with the reporter during a news- 
paper interview. He immediately went to 
work on the Coca-Cola advertising. 
Robert W. Woodruff, longtime head of 
the Coca-Cola Company once told his 
directorate, "No single individual has done 
more to popularize Coca-Cola than Archie 
Lee." It was Mr. Lee who created the 

basic pattern for the poster campaign that 
made "The Pause That Refreshes" famous. 
Since then, repetition in advertising has 
became standard for virtually all nation- 
ally advertised products. After success- 
fully selling the beverage as a fountain 
drink, he also induced people to drink 
Cokes right out of the bottle by another 
vigorous poster campaign. It was Mr. 
Lee who legally claimed the popular name 
of "Coke" for Coca-Cola alone, leaving 
the generic word "cola" to represent all 
such bottled drinks. The familiar pixie 
character with the friendly, saucy grin, 
who so often appears on Coke ads, is also 
a creation of Mr. Lee's. In addition to 
these forms of advertising, Mr. Lee em- 
phasized Coca-Cola as a mark of hos- 

In 1925 Mr. Lee became account execu- 
tive at D'Arcy and was elected a member 
of the board of directors. He had been 
chairman of the board since 1945. At 
the time of his death he was also director 
of Coca-Cola Bottling Company, St. 
Louis; Western Coca-Cola Bottling Com- 
pany, Chicago, and Coca-Cola Bottling 
Plants Inc., Portland, Me. 

Survivors include Mrs. Lee; a daughter, 
Mrs. Peter Bakewell; a son, Alexander 
Laney Lee; and four sisters, Miss Marion 
Lee, Mrs. Dorothy Redwine, and Miss 
Margaret Lee of Monroe, N. C, and Mrs. 
William MeRae of Rockingham. 


Lawrence E. Blanchard, Sr., '09, 
passed away February 7 at Rex Hospital 
in Raleigh, N. C, following a long illness. 

Funeral services were held in the Jo- 
seph G. Brown Chapel of the Edenton 
Street Methodist Church and burial was 
in Montlawn. 

Mr. Blanchard was a Raleigh mortgage 
loan executive and insuranceman. He 
also served as a Class Agent for Duke 
University. His home was at 1024 
Cowper Drive, Raleigh. 

A native of Hertford, N. C, Mr. 
Blanchard took his master's degree at the 
University of Wisconsin after graduating 
from Trinity College. He was a veteran 
of World War I. 

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Anna 
Neal Fuller Blanchard; two sons. Law- 
rence E. Blanchard, Jr., '42, of Rich- 
mond, Va., and Charles F. Blanchard, 
'45, LL.B. '49, of Raleigh; a brother, Dr. 
Julian Blanchard, '05, of New York City ; 
two sisters, Mrs. P. L. Bostiek of Ra- 
leigh, and Mrs. C. J. Christman of Char- 
lotte; one grandson, and several nieces 
and nephews. 


Thomas Buford Hudson, '28, of 101 
Holmes Run Road, Falls Church, Va., 
died January 30 at Georgetown Univer- 
sity Hospital after a brief illness. 

Funeral services were held in the Ives 
Funeral Home in Arlington, Va., and 
burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery. 

Mr. Hudson joined the United States 
Patent Office in 1927, and subsequently 
became a clerk and patent examiner. At 
the time of his death he was assistant 
chief of the Designs Division. He was 
also a member of the District and North 
Carolina Bar Associations, having re- 
ceived his B.A. and LL.B. degrees from 
George Washington University. 

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Louise 
Daniel Hudson; two sons, David and 
Robert; and three brothers. 


The Alumni Office has recently been 
informed that Leroy C. Grant, '96, of 
Jackson, N. C, is deceased. 


William H. Hunter, '33, passed awaj 
during the latter part of 1950. 


It has been learned by the Alumni Of- 
fice that Perry M. Balienger, '36, is de- 


James G. Thompson, B.S.C.E. '45 : 
passed away at Charlottsville University 
Hospital on October 25, 1950. 

Surviving is his widow, Mrs. James G. 
Thompson, Greensboro, N. C. 

LL.B. '49 

Lawrence Edgar Hutchens, LL.B. '49 
of Yadkinville, N. C, was killed or 
February 4, when his car overturned near 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Funeral services were held at the Yad- 
kinville Baptist Church. 

Lawrence, who practiced law at Moeks- 
ville, N. C, was chairman of the Yadkin 
County Democratic Executive Committee, 
and president of the Mocksville Rotary 
Club and the Mocksville Chamber of 

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert L. Hutchens, and one broth- 
er, Robert L. Hutchens, Jr., of Yadkin- 

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ffim HUXLEY! 

Here's another contribution to 
your brave new world. Although she certainly doesn't 
realize it, she's not only delivered but paid for! Proud 
Daddy is a look-ahead business man who prepares — 
both in office and home affairs — for the future. He has 
long been a believer in and booster of North Carolina's 
only Blue Cross-Blue Shield Plan. How about you? 
There are nine district offices for Hospital Saving Asso- 
ciation — located throughout the State. 






Campus Interviews on Cigarette Tests 
Number 6...THE beaver 

How eager 

can they 




FOR once in his life, our fervent friend admits that eagerness can be 
over-done ! He's alluding, of course, to all these quick-trick cigarette tests 
—the ones that ask you to decide on cigarette mildness after just one 
puff, one sniff, one inhale or one exhale! When the chips are 
down, he realizes cigarette mildness can't be judged in a hurry. 
That's why he made . . . 

The sensible test . . . the 30-Day Camel Mildness Test which 
asks you to try Camels as your steady smoke— on a pack after 
pack, day after day basis. No snap judgments needed. After you've 
enjoyed Camels— and only Camels— for 30 days in your "T-Zone" 
(T for Throat, T for Taste) , we believe you'll knoiv why . . . 

More People Smoke Camels 

than any other cigarette! 



April, 1951 

Duke Boasts Top Baseball Infield 



with no unpleasant a fter-taste 

JOAN FONTAINE is just like 
you and everybody else, today. She 
wants the cigarette that gives her 
the most for the money. She makes 
the Chesterfield Mildness Test and 
Always Buys Chesterfields. 

"k Hollywood's favorite photographer, Paul Hesse, 
and Joan Fontaine enjoy a Chesterfield while he 
shows her his new Stereo Realist camera. 

Always B#y 


Copyright 1951, Liggett & Myers Tobw" Co, 


(Member of American Alumni Council) 
Published at Durham, N. C, Every Month in the Year in the Interest of the University and the Alumni 

Volume XXXVII 

April, 1951 

Number 4 


Editorials 87 

Campaign Chairmen 88 

Commencement Program 89 

Scenes from Alumnae Week End 90 

Many Alumnae 'Return 91 

Summer Session Program 92 

Training Air Force Reserves 93 

Engineers' Show 95 

Meetings of Alumni 96 

Diamond Victories 98 

Spring Teams Impressive 99 

Divinity Convocation 100 

Sons and Daughters 101 

News of the Alumni 102 

Colonel Abell Passes 112 

Editor and Business Manager 

Charles A. Dukes, '29 

Managing Editor Roger L. Marshall, '42 

Associate Editor Anne Garrard, '25 

Advertising Manager Thomas D. Donegan 

Layout Editor Ruth Mary Brown 

Staff Photographer Jimmy Whitley 

Two Dollars a Year 

20 Cents a. Copy 

Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Post 

Office at Durham, N. C, Under the Act of 

March 3, 1879. 


The following letter was received from an alumnus who, as he 
explains, only attended Duke for a short period of time. Local asso- 
ciations are always glad to welcome into membership any alumnus 
who attended Duke for any period of time and who is interested in 
becoming affiliated with an active organization. 

The Lancaster County Association is offering a scholarship to a 
worthy boy or girl who wishes to attend Duke. Mr. Bucher is chair- 
man of the committee which is working on the award. Money has 
been raised for the scholarship through rummage sales and other 
activities given by the Lancaster Association. 

Mr. Caleb W. Bucher 
119 East Clay Street 
Lancaster, Penna. 

Enclosed you will find a check which I am sending for alumni 
purposes. Since I attended Duke University only three summers, I 
suppose I am ineligible for membership but I do want to express 
my appreciation to Duke. 

The local Duke association has invited us, who have been part- 
time students, to join them in their activities. I have been serving 
as the scholarship committee chairman. Today we went on television 
to tell the public about our proposed scholarship. I am sure that 
Miss Marguerite Herr, our corresponding secretary has kept you in- 
formed about this project. We have a small but a very active group. 
Our present enthusiasm is directed toward the Men's Glee Club con- 
cert which is to be held March 26. 

Duke University has a spirit which none of us ever forget. In 
spite of the fact that I am a graduate of several other schools, those 
three summers at Duke stand out as the finest experience I have had 
in school work. 

Thomas P. Fletcher, '42 
Radio Station WHK 
5000 Euclid Avenue 
Cleveland 3, Ohio 

I'm returning your record album in today's mail. It was certainly 
grand of you to allow us to use it. We all feel that it played an im- 
portant part in the success of last night's concert ... of which, more 

Just to give you an idea of how much use we got out of the rec- 
ords. I want to tell you how they were used. I prepared a fifteen 
minute program using all but two of the Glee Club selections together 
(Continued on Page 111) 


Coach Coombs' Blue Devils this year boast one of the finest 
infields in collegiate baseball, and this is one good reason for 
the team's successes in early season campaigns. Left to right 
are Tom Powers. 3rd base ; Dick Groat, short stop ; Bill Berg- 
eron. 2nd base ; and Bill Werber, 1st base. 


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Manufacturers of 

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Volume XXXVII 

April, 1951 

Number 4 

Here and There 

The Development Campaign is in high gear as we 
come into the home stretch. It is the hope of all of those 
responsible for the program that by June 30 we will 
have reached our goal of $8,650,000.00. Present indica- 
tions are most encouraging. Reports are arriving from 
all sections of the country, such as Forsyth County in 
North Carolina, where workers have done a remarkably 
good job. More than 40 per cent of all alumni there 
have made a gift to the University. In Guilford County 
almost 40 per cent of the alumni in the entire county 
have already given, and the campaign is not complete. 
The percentage of participation in Mecklenburg County 
is most encouraging and new areas are being opened all 
the time. Some sections have not been reached, but the 
alumni in these areas will be given an opportunity to 
participate as soon as possible either by personal solicita- 
tion or by mail. Please be ready to make your commit- 
ment when you are called on. Remember that each dollar 
you give means two, and that this is the first time in 25 
years Duke University has called on its alumni for giv- 
ing on a capital basis. 

The eighth annual Alumnae Week End was a success 
in every way. The alumnae especially enjoyed the inno- 
vation of having the students on the campus while they 
were here. The attendance was good and the program 
excellent. Those who couldn't come back certainly missed 
an outstanding occasion. 

It seems a little out of order to mention that Home- 
coming will be October 27, the day of the University of 
Virginia game. However, we hope you will put this 
date on your calendar and plan now to attend that 

This year's baseball team gives promise of being the 
best Duke has had in many years. If you haven't seen 
the wonderful infield perform, not to mention the out- 
field and pitchers, it is worth your time and effort to 
see a game. 

To be married in the Duke Chapel has become quite 
the fashion for sons and daughters of Duke. Almost 
?very day sees another wedding in this beautiful build- 
ing. It seems to tie the young men and women closer to 
the University and at the same time to give them the best 
wishes and blessings of the institution. 

Many things happen in the Spring of the year. In 
addition to house cleaning, it seems the migratory bug 
bites about 50 per cent of our alumni. If you have been 
bitten by this bug and haven't sent us your change of 
address, please do so. We can't tell you about the Uni- 
versity's program or keep you in touch with your fellow- 
alumni unless we know where you are. 

Congratulations to the History Department for the 
excellent letter which it mailed to alumni who majored in 
history. If you didn't get a copy, we suggest you write 
to Dr. William B. Hamilton, the editor. 

The Physics Department also issued a similar letter 
which was full of information and news of interest to 
alumni of that Department. Likewise, if you didn't get 
a copy and are interested, write Dr. W. M. Nielsen. 

The second issue of the School of Law Newsletter was 
issued late in March and was enthusiastically received by 
the alumni. The Newsletter is published several times 
during the vear. 

Tom Fletcher, '42, like so many other alumni, is find- 
ing opportunities in connection with his everyday job 
to serve Duke University and to call it to the attention 
of the public which he serves. On the letter page of this 
issue is reproduced a letter from him which illustrates 
this point. 

Have you had a meeting of your local alumni asso- 
ciation within the past twelve months? If not, wouldn't 
it be a good idea to hold one in the near future? During 
the Spring of the year many groups are having outdoor 
affairs, such as picnics. This gives the members a chance 
to get together, know each other better, and have a visit 
with some fellow alumnus they have been intending to 
go to see but, because of the pressure of things, have 
failed to do so. Other groups are inviting as guests high 
school students who are interested or might be interested 
in attending Duke Universitv. 

The 1951-52 bulletins and catalogs are now coming 
off the press. If you would like a copy of one of these for 
yourself or for some interested person, please write the 
Alumni Office or the Secretary's office. 

The parents of one of our former students stopped by 
the office a few days ago. While here, the mother re- 
marked that she and her husband, together with two 
friends, were on their way South. She said that the last 
instructions given by her son were to bring their friends 
by the Duke campus for a visit, although it was a quite 
a bit out of their way, and to visit the Chapel, the Sarah 
P. Duke Gardens, and other places of interest on the 
campus. The parents were also instructed to come by the 
Alumni Office to say "hello." We appreciate this 
thoughtfulness on the part of the parents, as well as the 


"Our way of life in its entirety was built to make 
government the servant and not the master of the Ameri- 
can people." 

A well informed alumni body makes for interest and 
enthusiasm, and assures the future of an educational 

Development Campaign Chairmen 

Last month the Register printed photos of 14 alumni who photos are published so that all alumni may see and know at 
are serving Duke as Campaign Chairmen throughout the least a few of their fellows who are working vigorously and 
United States. This month 12 more are presented. These unselfishly for "a greater Duke." 

Lee F. Davis, '32 
Richmond, Va. 

Lewis M. Heflin, '19 
New York, N. Y. 

F. J. Boling, '23 
Siler City, N. C. 

Charles L. Kearns, '32 
High Point, N. C. 

T. Herbert Jlinga, '31 
Dallas, Texas 

Charles B. Fisher, '32 
Atlanta, 6a. 

Benjamin F. Few, '15, A.M. '16 
New York, N. Y. - 

Sterling Nicholson, '22 
Durham, N. C. 

J. Raymond Smith, '17 
Mt. Airy, N. C. 

ilarjorie Frey Brown (Mrs. 

David E.), '48 

New Orleans, La. 

Francis L. Dale, '43 
Cincinnati, Ohio 

E. Ralph Paris, '14 
Atlanta. Ga. 

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The 1951 Commencement Program 

Duke University's 1951 Commencement 
is being anticipated as one of the great- 
est in history, from the standpoint of 
alumni participation. 

Alumni everywhere — Duke's former 
men and women students — are daily 
made increasingly aware of the signif- 
icance of free institutions standing for 
democratic principles and striving to 
protect a cherished liberty. This is evi- 
denced, for one way, by the truly mighty 
support that has been put behind the 
Duke University Development Campaign 
during the past year. And one of the 
high points of the Commencement season 
will be the report of what has been ac- 
complished through the Campaign and 
how much it has and will affect the Uni- 
versity's position in the world of edu- 

The Speakers 

Speakers for the 1951 Commencement 
will be The Reverend Paul Ehrman 
Scherer of Union Theological Seminary, 
New York City, who will deliver the 
baccalaureate sermon, and Dr. Robert L. 
Calkins, director of the General Educa- 
tion Board of the Rockefeller Founda- 
tion. Biographical notes on these two 
prominent Americans will appear in the 
May Register. The Hon. W. Kerr Scott, 
Governor of North Carolina will deliver 
the message to the graduating class. 

Something New 

In response to many requests, a new 
entertainment feature has been added to 
the Commencement program. This is a 
presentation of the Hoof 'n' Horn's latest 
production, the very excellent "Belles and 
Ballots." This student musical has re- 
ceived high praise from all who have 
seen it in Page Auditorium on the cam- 
pus and in Winston-Salem on tour. The 
unanimous opinion is that it is one of 
the best Hoof 'n' Horn productions ever 
staged. Returning former students, 
therefore, will have an opportunity to 
see what their present-day counterparts 
are capable of doing. 

And Golf, Too 

The third annual Alumni Golf Tourna- 
ment will take place again this j'ear at 
Hope Valley on Friday afternoon and 
Saturday morning, June 1 and 2. As 
usual, the tournament will give duffers as 
well as old pros a fair chance at prizes, 
since it is on a handicap basis. Those 
who plan to enter are urged to fill out 
the blank below and return it to the 
Alumni Office. 


Golf Tournament during afternoon arranged by Class of 1941 for all returning 

Golf Tournament continued in the morning. 
10 :30 a.m. — Annual meeting of the Board of Trustees. 
1 :00 p.m. — Luncheon of Trustees with National Council. West Campus Union. 

2 :30 p.m. — Meeting of the Duke University National Council. West Campus Union. 
4 :45 p.m. — Lawn Concert, University Band. West Campus Quadrangle in front of 

clock tower. 
6 :15 p.m. — General Alumni Dinner, followed by Open House. 
8 :00 p.m. — Hoof 'n' Horn Production. 


11 :00 a.m. — Baccalaureate Sermon for the Graduating Classes. University Chapel. 
The Reverend Paul Ehrman Scherer, D.D., LL.D., Litt.D., L.H.D., 
Union Theological Seminary, New York, N. Y. 

3 :30 p.m. — Carillon Recital by Anton Brees, University Carillonneur. 

4 :30 p.m. — Organ Recital by Mildred L. Hendrix, University Organist. University 

6 :00 P.M. — Outdoor Reception in Honor of Graduating Classes. East Campus. 
7 :29 p.m. — Flag-lowering Exercises by Senior Classes. East Campus. 
8 :00 p.m. — Sunday Night Sing. Auditorium, East Campus. 


10 :30 a.m. — Graduation Exercises. University Indoor Stadium. Address by Robert 
D. Calkins, Ph.D., LL.D., Director of the General Education Board 
of the Rockefeller Foundation. 
■ Message to the Graduating Classes. 

The Honorable W. Kerr Scott, Governor of North Carolina. 

The following classes are planning reunion activities: '01, '10, '11, '12, 
'26, '35, '36, '37, '41, '49. 

Are Yon Planning To Return? 

I plan to return to Duke at Commencement, 1951 ( ) 

My class, , is having a reunion this year ( ) 

I shall desire dormitory accommodations for: 

Friday night ( ), Saturday night ( ), Sunday night ( ) 

Single ( ) Double ( ) 

I shall attend the general alumni dinner Saturday night, June 2 ( ) 

Please enter my name in the Annual Duke Alumni Golf Tournament ( ) 

My club handicap is 

My average score for the past three games was 

I prefer to play 18 holes on Friday afternoon, June 1 ( ) 

on Saturday morning, June 2 ( ) 


Mail to: 

Alumni Office Address 

Duke Station 

Durham, N. C. _. 

Scenes From Eighth Alumnae Week End 

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Alumnae Event Attracts Many to Campus 

For the first time in its eight years, the 
annual Duke Alumnae Week End was 
held during the regular school session 
and the innovation met with great suc- 
cess. Former Duke coeds enjoyed being 
on campus with future alumnae while 
college life was in full swing. 

The three-day event, featuring lectures, 
art and music events, and varied social 
activities, opened Friday afternoon, 
April 6, and extended through Sunday, 
April 8. 

All alumnae who attended returned 
home with a much clearer idea of what 
is happening at Duke today. They be- 
came familiar with new activities of both 
students and faculty, and they reviewed 
the operations of the University in to- 
day's world. 

New Alumnae Officers 

Xew officers were elected for the Alum- 
nae Association at a meeting Saturday 
afternoon. Coma Cole Willard (Mrs. W. 
B.). '22, of Raleigh, X. C, was elected 
president to serve for a term of two 
years, according to a new rule passed by 
the Alumnae Council at its meeting the 
previous afternoon. On the action of the 
council, Thelma Albright, A.M. '37, out- 
going president, will remain as a member 
of the executive committee for one year. 
Other officers are : first vice-president, 
Frances Davis, '32, Washington, D. C. ; 
second vice-president, Lee Anne Seawell, 
'40, Athens, Ga.; representatives at large 
to serve for three-year terms : Helen 
Cockrell Henderson (Mrs. E. L.), De- 
troit, Mich.; Trurlu Strickland, Char- 
lotte, X. C. ; and Louisa Hooker Bourne 

(Mrs. C. W., Jr.), Greensboro. X. C. 

Awards were given to various alum- 
nae at the informal dinner held Satur- 
day evening in the West Campus Union 
at which President Edens, C. A. Dukes, 
director of Alumni Affairs, and student 
leaders were guests. 

Blanche Moss, '23, was recognized as 
being the first to register for the Week 
End. Coming from the greatest distance 
was Lee Anne Seawell of Athens, Ga. 
Miss Mamie Jenkins and Miss Annie 
Pcgram, both members of the class '96, 
represented the oldest class with members 
present. The delegations from Raleigh 
and Asheboro were the largest from any 
of the cities represented. Classes with 
members present ranged from '93 to '50. 

All-Duke Program 

Featured on the program this year 
were members of the Duke faculty and 
students. Dr. Weston La Barre spoke to 
the alumnae following a dinner in the 
Woman's College cafeteria Friday eve- 
ning. His subject, "The Family, Its 
Functions and Its Future," touched the 
widely varied concepts of family life 
held throughout the world. Dr. La Barre 
described the many customs which are 
strange to our culture, and his conclu- 
sion was that the family life in America 
is superior to the others. 

Following the lecture, alumnae attended 
a coffee hour in East Duke Building. 
Daughters of alumnae were hostesses for 
the occasion. 

After visiting the campus Saturday 
morning, alumnae heard Dr. Marianna 
Jenkins, associate dean of undergraduate 

Eighth Alnmnae Week End Scenes. Top left, are new officers Coma 
Cole Willard (Mrs. W T . B.), '22, Raleigh, president; and Lee Anne Sea- 
well, '40. Athens, Ga., second vice-president. Priscilla Gregory McBryde 
(Mrs. Angus), '29, top right, pours tea for Katie Herring Higlismith 
(Mrs. J. H.), '06, at a tea held for those attending the week end. In the 
background are Margery Edwards Ross (Mrs. Arthur), '37, and Annie 
Louise Steele Redding (Mrs. T. Henry). '38, both of Asheboro. X. C; 
Nairy Kirkman Poston (Mrs. A. E.), '25. High Point, two Duke seniors, 
and Patsy McKay, '30. At center left, are shown Mary Shotwell. '06, 
Oxford : Professor Emeritus A. M. Webb of the Romance Language De- 
partment and Mrs. Webb; Mary Tapp Jenkins (Mrs. L. B.). '10. Kinston ; 
and Dean A. K. Manchester, Ph.D. '30. Center right, oldest alumnae 
attending the week end were Miss Mamie Jenkins, center, and Miss Annie 
Pegram. right, both members of the class of '96. With them is former dean 
Alice M. Baldwin. Lower left, a group of seniors talk with Mary Gorham 
Cobb (Mrs. W. H.), '12, at a tea given in their honor by the Alumnae 
Association. At lower risht, Katherine Moseley. Jan? Schrieder and Ann 
Woodall. seniors, meet Trurlu Strickland, '35, Charlotte; Louisa Hooker 
Bourne (Mrs. C. W.), '33, Greensboro: and Marjorie Glasson Ross (Mrs. 
Norman), '33. Durham. 

instruction at the Woman's College and 
assistant professor of art, speak on the 
controversial theme "Are Modern 'Isms' 

Later in the morning, a student panel 
discussed the question "Can Democracy 
Survive?" for the group. The Moderator 
was Alan Raywid, '52, Washington, D. 
C, and participants were John O. Black- 
burn, '51, Miami, Fla.; Joan Craig, '51, 
Camp Hill, Pa.; Dante L. Germino, '53, 
Durham; and Beryl Roberts, '54, Ashe- 
ville, X. C. Alumnae were impressed 
with the deep thinking of today's stu- 
dents, and expressed a desire to continue 
having student panels at their future 

At the Alumnae Association meeting at 
luncheon on Saturday, a suggestion was 
made that Alumnae Week End be held 
every other year or discontinued for the 
duration of the national emergency. The 
matter hid been discussed the previous 
afternoon at Alumnae Council meeting. 
The proposal to cease having Alumnae 
Week End was voted down unanimously. 
It was felt that the Week End means 
much to alumnae and to the University, 
and it was decided to continue having 
it as long as the national situation 

The meeting was adjourned after Dr. 
R. Florence Brinkley, professor of Eng- 
lish and dean of the Woman's College, 
and Miss Florence Wilson, dean of the 
School of Xursing, gave reports to the 
alumnae on the activities of the Woman's 
College and the School of Xursing. 

Students Participate 

Seniors from the Woman's College and 
the School of Xursing were honored at a 
tea held Saturday afternoon at the Uni- 
versity House by the Alumnae Associa- 
tion. It was an opportunity for return- 
ing alumnae to talk with students and 
get to know them. 

Following the Saturday night dinner, 
alumnae were entertained by a student 
variety program which included the Duke 
Brass Ensemble conducted by Robert 
Gray, the Madrigal Singers directed by 
Mrs. Eugenia Saville, and the Modern 
Dance Group led by Modena Lewis. 

A coffee hour given by the members of 
Phi Kappa Delta, senior woman's hon- 
orary, was given for the alumnae later 
Saturday evening. 

Dr. Ray Petry. professor of church 
history, delivered a sermon, "Lift Up 
Your Hearts," at the regular worship 
service in the University Chapel on Sun- 
day. His words were especially directed 


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to those returning alumnae who were in 
the congregation. 

The concluding event of a full Alum- 
nae Week End was an organ recital by 
Samuel Tilghman Morris, head of the Or- 
gan Department at Hollins College. His 
program featured works of Mozart, Bach, 
Cesar Franek, and Marcel Dupre. Mr. 
Morris has studied under some of the 
most eminent organists of the day. 

The Alumnae Week End program 
committee, which planned the activities 
for the three days, included Chairman 
Mary Shotwell, '06, Oxford, X. C. ; Mary 
Anna Howard, '31, Durham; Mildred 
Crawley, R.X., B.S.N. '44, B.S.N.Ed. '49. 
Durham; Alma Hull, '36, Charlotte; Ida 
Applewhite Barber (Mrs. W. L.), '36, 
Charlotte; and Betty Jean Culbreth, '48, 

Summer Session Program Announced 

The 1951 Summer Session program 
beginning June 12, will be one of the 
most extensive in the University's his- 
tory, according to plans just announced 
by Dr. Paul H. Clyde, director. 

Entering students will be admitted to 
the freshman class in June, as part of 
the program to meet educational needs 
during the period of national emergency. 
Upperclassrnen, meanwhile, are expected 
to enroll for summer courses in lai-ger 
numbers, as they strive to complete re- 
quirements for degrees before facing the 
military service. 

This intensification of undergraduate 
activity in the Summer Session will be 
accompanied by an expanded program of 
institutes, conferences, and workshops, 
many of which are annually scheduled 
and others which are innovations this 
year. Prominent among the new con- 
ferences is the Science Teachers Labora- 
tory, to take place from Julv 23 through 
July 27. 

The Acceleration 

Attracted to the Summer Session by 
the acceleration program will be those 
men students who are uncertain as to 
their academic future and who are anx- 
ious to move as far along as possible to- 
ward a degree before being plucked out 
of school for military service. Draft 
laws affecting college 'students are still 
not crystallized completely, and most 
students have the feeling that existing 
national policies are subject to moment 
tarv change. 

Enrolling, therefore, for summer study 
will be (1) undergraduates attempting 
to ^ complete desree requirements as 
quickly as possible; (>) high school 
graduates entering as freshmen in order 
to get as much work behind them as 
there is time for: and (3) students of 
other colleges and universities who find 
it convenient to take work at Duke dur- 
ing the summer and then have their 
credits transferred to their own colleges. 

By attending classes 12 months during 
the year, a student may graduate in three 

instead of four years, and then, as things 
appear now, take basic training in sea- 
manship or infantry tactics in lieu of ac- 
cumulated vacation. 

Also attending the Summer Session 
will be graduate students working to- 
ward advanced degrees or professional 
advancement, post-doctorate scholars do- 
ing special research which requires the 
University's wealth of facilities, and pro- 
fessional people, including teachers, who 
will attend conferences and institutes to 
become familiar with the latest knowl- 
edge and methods in their fields. 

New Courses 

The members of Duke faculties who re- 
main to teach during the summer will 
be supplemented by a number of dis- 
tinguished teachers from other institu- 
tions, and new courses will be opened for 
Summer Session students. 

A course in acarology (the study of 
mites) will be given bv the zoology de- 
partment for professional workers, and 
it will be the only course of its kind ever 
offered in any university. 

The English Department has added 
two new speech courses, methods in 
teaching speech and American oratory, 
courses in Poe. Hawthorne, and Melville, 
and is emphasizing play production, his- 
tory of the theater, and contemporary 

The popular and internationally known 
School of Spanish Studies (June 12-July 
21) will add to its curriculum a treat- 
ment of contemporary Spanish-American 
literature by generations. The Division 
of Nursing Education has added a course 
in nursing education problems in nurs- 
ing care and a seminar in medical and 
surgical specialty. 

At Beaufort, X. C. where the Duke 
Marine Laboratory is located, new courses 
will include a study of aquatic popula- 
tions and a study of invertebrate em- 
bryology, dealing with animals native to 
salt water. The marine lab will be open 
for two terms, from June 12 to July 21, 
and from Julv 23 to August 31. 

The Department of Education will pre- 
sent a full program both terms for can- 
didates for advanced degrees. Special 
courses will be given for teachers, super- 
visors, and administrators for certifica- 

Special Conferences 

Throughout the summer there will be 
various institutes, conferences, and work- 
shops on the campus. The schedule of 
these events is now complete and in- 
cludes : 

North Carolina Conference for Social 
Studies— June 19-22. 

School of Spanish Studies — June 12- 
July 21. 

Nursing Education Workshop — June 

School for Accepted Supply Pastors — 
July 3-19. 

Science Teachers Laboratory Confer- 
ence—July 23-27. 

Institute of North Carolina English 
Teachers — (Aug. 2-4). 

Institute for Teachers of Mathematics 
—Aug. 7-17. 

Those interested in enrolling for sum- 
mer courses at Duke, or attending any 
of the various conferences, are advised to 
■write to The Director, Duke University 
Summer Session, Duke Station, Durham, 
N. C. 

Gardens in Bloom 

Nature, with a little assistance from 
the gardeners, is adding the finishing 
touches for the annual spring pageant 
of color in the Sarah P. Duke gardens 
at Duke. 

The gardens reach their full beauty 
in mid-April. The Japanese cherry 
trees and magnolias have begun to 
bloom. Masses of red buds have been 
covering the crab-apple trees, and 
forsythia and spirea have flowered. 
Pansies, hearts-ease and many vari- 
eties of narcissus blossomed along the 
pathways during March, and banks 
have been covered with daffodils and 

The annual pilgrimage of nature 
lovers began Easter week end, when 
many hundreds of visitors visited the 
gardens. As the gardens unfold their 
spring loveliness, visitors are welcome 
to come to the campus to enjoy the 
arrav of colorful blooms. 

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The wearing of the green has become 
a regular feature of Duke University 
campus. The wearers, however, are not 
paying homage to St. Patrick and old 
Ireland; they are fledgling officers in 
Uncle Sam's Air Force, who are training 
under the Air R.O.T.C. 

The Duke Unit of the Air Force R.O.- 
T.C. was given birth on July 1, 1949. 
At that time there was an enrollment of 
only 65 students, and Duke was one of 
only seventeen colleges in the country to 
have the air-training program. Now 
there are well over a hundred colleges 
with R.O.T.C. units, and Duke has re- 
fleeted the expansion. There are now 
448 Duke cadets, who spend five hours 
every week in training'. 

The Corps constitutes a regular de- 
partment of instruction known as the 
Department of Air Science and Tactics. 
Its object is explained by Colonel Byron 
Switzer, commander of the Duke Unit 
and professor of Air Science and Tac- 
tics. "Our immediate job here," said 
Col. Switzer, "is to train these boys for 
four years in air-force fundamentals. At 
the end of that time they receive a com- 
mission in the Air Force Reserve, and the 
outstanding men will be offered commis- 
sions in the regular Air Force." 

Three of the weekly training hours are 
spent in the classroom, and an average 
of three semester hour credits is given 
for each of the eight semesters. The two 
remaining hours are devoted to military 
drill in the good old-fashioned manner 
under T/Sgt. Anthony Filardo. 

The course is divided into two parts, 
basic and advanced, and all students en- 

At left — Tech Sergeant Anthony Filardo explains the working details of 
an M-l rifle to a group of cadets before Colonel Switzer. At right — Master 
Sergeant Dan Morning-star and Captain E. "W. Clark, '42, instruct aero- 
dynamics during a class on Freshman Field. 

Training Air Force Reserves 

This is the second of two articles 
dealing with military training on the 
Duke campus. The first, published 
last month, described how future naval 
officers are trained at the University. 
The current article is about the 
younger Air Force Reserve program. 
Emphasis on armed service training- 
is greater now, perhaps, than ever be- 
fore, as college men are constantly 
aware of the parts they may soon be 
called upon to play in national de- 

rolled in the latter receive approximately 
$27.00 a month during the academic year. 
All cadets wear the dark green coat of 
the Air Force officer, though the ad- 
vanced cadets are distinguished from the 
others by their "pink" trousers and vi- 
sored service cap. Uniforms are provided 
free, and include overcoats where cli- 
matic conditions warrant them, and sum- 
mer uniforms for those attending summer 

Areas of Training 

Do the cadets receive wings when they 
graduate? No, they don't. In fact, they 
don't get any flight training at all. As of 
G- (Graduation) Day they are among the 

50 percent of Air Force officers who are 
administrative rather than flight person- 
nel. Flight training can come later — 
R.O.T.C. graduates have top priority 
on flight training — but it is the concern 
of the Air Force that its flight officers 
shall be more than mere airplane drivers. 
First they must specialize in some basic 
aspect of air operations. 

Duke cadets engage in two of these 
basic aspects, air installations engineer- 
ing and administration and supply, 
which includes logistics. The first spe- 
cialty is open to civil engineering stu- 
dents. Their civilian studies are adapted 
and expanded to include problems of 
airstrip and airbase construction and 
maintenance, crash and rescue operations 
and firefighting. Administration and 
Supply cadets, taken from the ranks of 
general students, learn to handle the 
business end of Air Force operations, 
specializing for example in the logistics 
of airlifting armament, munitions, food, 
fuel and similar supplies. 

Planned for the near future is a third 
specialty, air operations, whose officers 
work on the technical and non-strategic 
details of getting flights of bombers and 
fighter aircraft off the ground and back 
down out of the air, establishing air 
traffic control, planning missions and 


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Colonel Byron Switzer, Duke commandant, interviews a pair of freshmen 
applying for training in the United States Air Force Reserve. 

similar problems. This may develop next 
fall at Duke. 

In addition to Colonel Switzer, an Air 
Force Command pilot with many hours 
of flying time to his credit, other officers 
attached to the Duke unit are Lt. Col. 
Jackson V. Rambeau, Major J. P. Mc- 
Bride, Captain F. R. Renken and Cap- 
tain R, W. Clark, '42. Cadet Commander 
is senior Peter L. Kastrinelis, who comes 
from Framing-ham, Mass. 
As Part of University Life 

Draft deferments are given to some 
members of Air R.O.T.C, but as Colonel 
Switzer recently emphasized, "The indi- 
vidual enrollee must maintain a suffi- 
ciently high R.O.T.C. and academic 
standing to demonstrate his acceptability 
as a future officer or he will not be al- 
lowed to continue in the program." 

Having established itself in the aca- 
demic pattern of the University, Duke 
Air R.O.T.C. is now developing itself 
as a social unit on campus. February of 
this year saw three innovations planned 
to integrate more fully the social activi- 
ties of the cadets. 

Last November Duke was represented 
at a conclave of the Arnold Air Society, 
held at St. Louis, Mo. This is a national 
military fraternal organization to pro- 
mote outstanding leadership and to en- 
courage team work. In February, twelve 
Duke cadets were initiated into the Duke 
Chapter of the Society, which was named 
for William A. Sally, '40, a Duke alum- 
nus who was killed while on aerial ma- 
neuvers at Kellv Air Force Base. All 

advanced Air R.O.T.C. cadets are eligible 
for membership, and the Duke Chapter 
is making plans to have guest speakers 
on current, particularly military, affairs, 
and to show technical and general mili- 
tary films. 

The first issue of "Contact," A.F.R.- 
O.T.C. paper edited by George C. Lynch, 
Duke junior from Alaska, appeared on 
February 21. In an editorial Colonel 
Switzer writes, "This, the first issue of 
the 'Contact' marks one more milestone in 
the record of achievement. I commend 
you. May it bring that pride of achieve- 
ment which is such an important factor 
toward creating a high degree of morale 
in the organization." 

Also taking place in Februarv was the 
first Air Force R.O.T.C. Ball. Bill Byers 
and his Duke Cavaliers furnished the 
music for the Ball which was held in the 
Fast Campus Gym. The highlight of the 
evening was the crowning of an Honor- 
ary Cadet Colonel. Virginia Lee Harris, 
a junior from Summit, N. J., was chosen, 
and will reign until the next military 

In its twenty months or so of life, the 
Air Force R.O.T.C. unit at Duke has be- 
come an increasingly important aspect of 
university life, both academically and 

No longer does the Navy have things 
all its own way at Duke. A friendly 
rivalry exists between the boys in blue 
and the boys in green. But beneath the 
mutual bantering that goes on there is 

the awareness of the serious purpose of 
the Officer Training Corps. Cadet Cap- 
tain Joseph R. Tamille expresses the 
sentiments of the cadet body at large 
when he writes in an editorial appearing 
in "Contact," "We have grown together 
in both friendship and cooperation, and 
we as Air Force cadets are learning the 
meaning of honor, success, and failure 
among ourselves." 

Fraternity Pledges Work 
To Build City Playground 

Between sunup one day and sundown 
the next, a swarm of Duke fraternity 
pledges, supervised by upperclassmen and 
Durham Recreation Department officials, 
transformed a debris-littered, stumpy, un- 
even field in Durham into a well- 
equipped children's playground. The oc- 
casion was Greek Week, a four -day pro- 
gram designed primarily to replace the 
pre-initiation period, formerly known as 
"Hell- Week," with a program of inter- 
fraternity activities. Planned and spon- 
sored by undergraduates, the accent is on 
cooperation and community service. 

Some 250 pledges worked a total of 

Next Year's Concerts 

An up-to-the-minute list of stellar 
attractions has been announced for 
the 1951-1952 All-Star Artist Series 
to be presented in Page Auditorium. 

Next year's series will be the most 
expensive yet offered at Duke, and 
will include many favorites. Artists 
who will appear are Jerome Hines, 
basso, Monday, October 15, 1951; 
Frederich Gulda, pianist, Tuesday, 
November 13, 1951; Singing Boys of 
Norway, Thursday, January 31, 1952 ; 
Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet, Thurs- 
day, February 21, 1952; and Patrice 
Munsel, Metropolitan Opera Star, 
Monday, March 10, 1952. 

As an added attraction, the series 
will again present the ever popular 
First Piano Quartet. The exact date 
for this performance has not been de- 
termined but will be during the latter 
part of October, 1951. 

Alumni and friends of Duke Uni- 
versity may be interested in attending 
this outstanding series of musical 
events on the Duke Campus. Further 
information may be obtained from J. 
Foster Barnes, director of music, Box 
4822, Duke Station, Duke University, 
Durham, N. C. 

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Enevln£3.£±wG , Qln-kiiT- strove are scenes from the 
IlgmeerS CinOW l9th ammal Engineers' 

Show, held in the College of Engineering Building on 
March 16-17. The two-day exhibition, featuring working 
displays from all three departments of the College, civil, 
electrical and mechanical, attracted more than 5,000 
spectators. At top left a young spectator watches in 
amazement while his voice records itself in light waves 
on the complicated gadget before him. At top right 
delighted spectators observe a toy electric train set up 

in the Mechanical Department to demonstrate technical 
principles. Bottom left is a boiler assembly for a power 
plant, also in the Mechanical Department. Bottom center 
is a photoelasticity set-up designed to test strength of 
materials. Screen at right records in colored light waves 
material's resistance to pressure. Bottom right is a group 
gathered outside the cage behind which electrical engi- 
neers allow a trained 1,000, 000-volt bolt of lightning to 

approximately 750 hours carting off three 
truckloads of broken glass, removing 
stumps, filling holes, planting shrubs, 
constructing a basketball court and a 
baseball diamond with a permanent 
backstop, installing swings and seesaws. 
The four-day program opened with a 
special chapel service. The construction 
project was followed by a banquet at 
which the principal speaker, introduced 
by President Hollis Edens, was Edwin L. 
Jones, '12, Duke trustee and president of 
the J. A. Jones Construction Company 
of Charlotte. Closing events were an 
interfraternity athletic field day in Duke 
Stadium and a dance in the old gymnasi- 
um on West Campus. 

L. E. Hunt, '50, Dies in Korean Aclion 

Private Lawrence Ellerbe Hunt, '50, 
of Pleasant Garden, N. C, was killed 
in action on March 13 in Korea. 

A member of the Second Infantry 
Division, Larry was attached to a 
South Korean unit at the time of his 

The last letter his family received 
was dated February 10. 

During World War II, Larry served 
with the armed forces and was sta- 
tioned with the Army of Occupation 
in Japan for eight months. An en- 

listed reservist, he was recalled to ac- 
tive duty last September, exactly four 
years from the day he returned from 
service in World War II. 

In addition to his parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Charles J. Hunt of Pleasant 
Garden, he is survived by one brother, 
Jack Hunt, a student at Duke; two 
sisters, Frances, a student at W.C.U. 
N.C., and Elizabeth, of the home; and 
his paternal grandfather, William B. 
Hunt, also of Pleasant Garden. 


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Meetings of Alumni 

Baltimore, Md. 

The 1951 officers for the Baltimore 
Duke Alumni Association are William B. 
Somerville. '38, president; Dr. Stephen 
J. VanLill III, '38, vice-president; Alex- 
ander Wilson, B.S. '46, B.S.E.E. '47, re- 
cording secretary : Murray H. Owen, '40, 
corresponding secretary; Howard C. 
Heiss, Jr., '50, treasurer; and Catherine 
Woods, '49, alumnae representative. 

Washington, D. C. 

The new officers for the Washington, 
D. C, Duke Alumni Association, elected 
at the dinner meeting on March 6, are as 
follows : Frances A. Davis, '32, presi- 
dent ; James Bost, '95, first vice-presi- 
dent; Chisman Hanes, '30, LL.B. '33, 
second vice-president; Alan Puryear, '36, 
secretary; and Luther Angle, '30, treas- 

Senator Richard M. Xixon, LL.B. '37, 
was the speaker for the gala occasion. 
He was introduced by Sidney Alderman, 
'13, general counsel of the Southern 
Railway System, who was toastmaster. 

Following Senator Xixon, Senator 
Willis Smith, '10, guest of honor, spoke 
to the group. Evelyn Knight, star of the 
stage and screen, sang for the enjoyment 
of the group. 

Special guests included Charles Mur- 
phy, LL.B. '34, legislative aid to Presi- 
dent Truman; retired Dean H. Claude 
Horack and Mrs. Horaek of the Duke 

Law School, and their daughter, Mrs. 
J. W. Dixon, who was a graduate stu- 
dent at Duke in '31; and Miss Alice 
Baldwin, dean of the Duke Woman's 
College from 1923 to 1947. 

Miss Baldwin was honored March 11 
at a tea given by Dorothv Patton Breed- 
love (Mrs. J. P.^ Jr.), A.M. '46. 

Detroit, Mich. 

President Hollis Edens addressed the 
members of the Detroit Duke Alumni 
Association at their annual meeting on 
March 14. The dinner meeting was held 
in the lounge of the Rockham Building. 

Norfolk, Va. 

Duke alumni from Norfolk and Ports- 
mouth, Va., held a meeting at Pine Tree 
Inn on March 16. Mr. Malcolm MeDer- 
mott, professor of law at Duke, made an 
inspiring talk to the group. 

In charge of the meeting were : Elmer 
Tarrall, '35. M.Ed. '39. and Marvin Her- 
rington. '33, M.D. '37, publicity; Edwin 
Kellam, '33, LL.B. '36, and Dr. William 
T. Sellers III, '31. arrangements; and 
W. P. Earngey, Jr., '38, and James R. 
Peake, Jr., '32, program. 

Xew officers elected for the following 
year are: Willard (Bolo) Perdue, '40, 
president ; Sidney L. Bowden, '33, vice- 
president ; and Aquilla H. Joyner, Jr., 
'42, secretarv-treasurer. 

Alamance County 

Dr. Charles E. Jordan, vice-president 
in the Division of Public- Relations and 
secretary of Duke University, was the. 
principal speaker for the meeting ofj 
the Alamance County Duke Alumni at 
the Alamance Hotel in Burlington, X. C, 
on March 20. Dr. Jordan is also chair- 
man of the Athletic Council. 

New York City 

The annual concert and dance for the 
Duke Glee Club was held by the Xew 
York City Duke Alumni Association at 
the Savoy Plaza Hotel on March 30. 
A luncheon was also given by the group 
for J. Foster Barnes, director of the 
Glee Club, Mrs. Barnes, and the presi- 
dent and business manager of the Glee 

The Xew York Alumni Association has 
had a busy season this year. Their din- 
ner dance at the Beekman Tower Hotel 
on February 16 was a great success. On 
March 6 they had a business meeting at 
which arrangements for the March 30 
and other future meetings were made. 

Officers for the Association are E. E. 
Barry, Jr., '38, president; Leo Brady, 
'23, executive vice-president; Harold 
Cruiekshank, '41, vice-president; Doro- 
thy Leary, '34, vice-president; Dr. Rich- 
ard Fowler, '41, treasurer, and Fred L. 
Walker, '47, secretary. 

Wilson County 

Coach Harold Bradley. 

Duke's new 

basketball mentor, was guest speaker at 

At left — Xew York City alumni meeting. At head table, 
left to right, are Dr. Heurv C. Sprinkle, Jr., '23, A.M. 
'24, D.D. '49; Mrs. Paul M. Gross; Ben F. Few, '15; 
Duke Vice-President Paul M. Gross : Robert L. Hatcher, 
Jr., "28: Alex H. Sands; Mrs. Margaret Jordan Sprinkle, 
'24: and Duke Vice-President Charles E. Jordan. 

At right — Washington, D. C. Speakers" table, left to 
right, are Mrs. H. Claude Horaek: retired law dean Dr. 
Horack; retired Woman's College Dean Alice M. Bald- 
win : Frances Davis, '32 ; Senator Packard Xixon, LL.B. 
'37; Sidney S. Alderman, '13: Senator Willis Smith, '10; 
Charles Murphy, '31, LL.B. '34 : and Mrs. Alderman. 

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the annual dinner meeting of the Wilson 
County Alumni Association. Some 60 
alumni met at the Hotel Cherry in Wil- 
son on Thursday evening, April 5. Presi- 
dent John Graves, '43, presided at the 
meeting, which featured a turkey dinner. 

Charles A. Dukes, '29, spoke briefly 
to the group about the progress of the 
Development Campaign and introduced 
Coach Bradley, emphasizing his outstand- 
ing success in succeeding the late K. C. 
"Gerry" Gerard just as the season 
opened and guiding the Blue Devils into 
the Southern Conference finals. 

Coach Bradley discussed his favorite 
subject, basketball, and treated the group 
with a film of the January 6th Duke- 
X. C. State game, a fast and furious 
overtime thriller. 

Officers elected for the coming year 
■were the Rev. Robert W. Bradshaw, '19, 
president : E. R. Bridgers, '35, vice-presi- 
dent; Carl M. Whitley, '37, secretary- 
treasurer; Littlejohn Faulkner, '29, 
alumni representative; and Dorothy Bar- 
row Kennedy (Mrs. K. D.), '35, alumnae 
Washington Law Alumni 

Officers for the Washington, D. C, 
alumni of the Duke Law School are 
Frank Fletcher, '35, president; and Abra- 
ham B. Book, '30, LL.B. '34, secretary- 
treasurer. They are serving for the pres- 
ent year. 

The Law Alumni group has held sev- 
eral monthly meetings this year, the first 
of which honored Judge Justin Miller, 
who was dean of the Duke Law School 
from 1930 to 1935. That meeting was 
held January 12 at the Mayflower Hotel 
in Washington. On March 5 the group 
met at the Vandenberg Room in the Sen- 
ate Office Building. O'Donnell's Restau- 
rant has tentatively been selected as the 
regular meeting place for the luncheon 
meetings held the first Monday of every 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Among recent functions given by the 
Philadelphia Duke Alumni Association 
have been a dinner meeting at the Lido 
Restaurant in West Philadelphia for the 
executive committee on January 3; and 
a Valentine's Day dance held February 
16 at the Plymouth Country Club. There 
was also a large crowd of alumni who 
attended the Duke-Pennsylvania basket- 
ball game. 

The Duke Alumni Association of Phil- 
adelphia and vicinity is planning to have 
its spring meeting Friday, May 11, at 
6 :30 p.m. at the Old Bookbinders Res- 
taurant, 125 Walnut Street, Philadelphia. 
There will be a dinner, a prominent guest 
speaker, and an entertaining variety pro- 

Alumni and friends of the Albemarle section of North Carolina met in 
Elizabeth City on March 28 to discuss the Duke Development Campaign. 
About 75 attended and Dr. Edens spoke. Standing above is John Turner, 
'35, president of the Albemarle Association. 

gram including singer Novella Murray 
Snyder (Mrs. Thoburn R., Jr.), '44, a 
magician, and others. Following the 
dinner and the program there will be 

Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Duke alumni from Rocky Mount, N. C, 
and members of the Rocky Mount Sports- 
man's Club turned out by the hundreds 
on March 23 to pay tribute to a native 
son who made good — William D. Murray, 
'31, new head football coach at Duke Uni- 
versity — at a banquet in his honor held 
in the ballroom of the Ricks Hotel in 
Rocky Mount. 

Among the special guests present for 
"Bill Murray Night" was band leader 
and star of radio, television and the 
movies Kay Kyser, a lifelong friend of 
the new Duke mentor. Mr. Kyser, a 
Rocky Mount native himself, was Bill 
Murray's first football coach when he 
starred on a midget team known as the 
Rocky Mount Tigers. 

Also in attendance were Eddie Cam- 
eron, director of athletics at Duke, 
Charles A. Dukes, director of alumni af- 
fairs, Glenn E. (Ted) Mann, director of 
sports information at Duke, and Freddie 
Crawford, '34, former Duke football star 
and first North Carolinian ever to make 
an All-American football team. William 
Bennett, '43, president of the Nash- 
Edgecombe chapter of Duke alumni, pre- 

Coach Murray was introduced by E. 
E. (Knocker) Adkins, '32, Rocky Mount 
high school athletic director and former 
assistant to Bill Murray at Delaware. 
The new Duke coach said that he re- 
turned to his alma mater because "I saw 

great things in store there and wanted 
to be a part of them." He was accom- 
panied to the dinner by his daughter, 
Marilyn, a Duke freshman. 

Kay Kyser presented Bill Murray with 
an electric clock as a homecoming gift 
from the Sportsman's Club. After giving 
him the clock, Mr. Kyser quipped, "This 
is the first time I ever heard of a coach 
getting the works before he gets started." 

Horrors! Bui Not Quite 

If any reader of these pages is still 
in doubt as to the frightful condition 
of this staggering old world, let him 
give heed to the following item. It 
should shock into a state of horrible 
awareness the most complacent ostrich 
who ever hid his head. 

This occurred during the evening 
of March 23 in Rocky Mount, N. C. 
Duke alumni of Nash and Edgecomb 
Counties, having invited Coach Mur- 
ray to speak to them, were anxious 
that other Rocky Mount residents 
have equal opportunity to welcome 
back a popular native son. A huge 
crowd gathered, and, inevitably, there 
were representatives of certain other 
colleges and universities. 

From all reports, proceedings were 
smooth enough until time came to 
vote on a new president for the Asso- 
ciation. It was at this point that an 
alert presiding officer stopped every- 
thing with a mighty shout. For he had 
discovered that a Wake Forest man 
had nominated a Carolina man for 
president of the Duke organization. 


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Baseball Prospects Brightest in Ye 


Diamond Victories Cheer Devil Fans 

The smile on the benevolent counte- 
nance of Coach Jack Coombs, as he holds 
his morning conferences in the southeast 
corner of the Union lobby, is broader 
this spring- than it has been for some 
several baseball seasons past. 

There are several reasons for this 
pleasant phenomenon. They all concern 
the great national pastime, as played 
on Coombs Field by the 1951 Blue Devils. 

First, the Blue Devils, at this writing, 
are on top of their division in the 
Southern Conference race. They gained 
this lofty eminence on Saturday, April 
7, by whitewashing a Wake Forest nine 
that has been persistently sweeping con- 
ference and Big Four, as well as na- 
tional, honors for the past three years. 
The Demon Deacons had not been blanked 
since 1948, until Duke took them 8 to 0. 

Second, the pitching of sophomore 
Joe Lewis has been sensational in his 
first three games, all of which he won 

handily and the last of which was the 
Wake Forest shindig mentioned above. 

Third, the Devils are also on top of the 
Big Four heap. 

Fourth, last, and by far from least, the 
Duke infield this season, in spite of being- 
manned at key corners by inexperienced 
sophomores, is probably the best in col- 
legiate baseball. 

This dream infield is composed of Bill 
Werber, sophomore son of another fa- 
mous Duke athlete, on first; Bill Berg- 
eron, senior sensation from Greenwich, 
Conn., on second; Dick Groat, the dead- 
eye basketball All- America, at short; and 
Tommy Powers, last fall's slashing wing- 
back and a Phi Beta Kappa, at third. 

As of mid-April the Blue Devils had 
won seven and lost two. The pair of 
losses, both by teams Duke defeated on a 
previous day, brought temporary bitter- 
ness to the heart of Coach Jack. Both 
were lost on errors — given away — in the 

final frames of what appeared to be sure 
Duke victories. 

Michigan State picked up three un- 
earned tallies late in the seventh inning 
of the second of a two-game series to 
take the contest 8 to 5. A few days later, 
before the kinks were out, Yale took an 

11 to 9 victory by pushing across eight 
runs in the ninth inning without the bene- 
fit of a single hit. The next day the 
regular Coombs lecture tour of the Union 
was cut short by several unhappy 

But the victories have brought smiles 
of joy. The Devils were truly impressive 
in taking two from Indiana, 23 to 1 and 

12 to 1; two from South Carolina, 12 to 
7 and 6 to ; beating Michigan State 

7 to 6; Tale 3 to 1 ; and Wake Forest 

8 to 0. 

Other members of the squad are out- 
fielders John Carroll, Dick Johnson, Bill 
Robinson, and John Gibbons; catchers 
Bob Bensinger, Dick Denny, and Jack 
MeGuire; and pitchers Bob Davis, Frank 
Graham, Norm Benfer, "Lefty" Carver, 
Bill Joyce, Lou Klein, Bill Ward, John 
White, and Jack Brown. 

Benny Cavalier, expected to be a stal- 
wart in the outfield this year, has been 
out of action since breaking a leg in 
early season practice. 

Three of the Blue Devils' pitching corps for the current diamond campaign 
are, left to right, Prank Graham, Joe Lewis, and Bob Davis. All have shown 
well in early appearances on the mound, and can be credited with Duke's 
high standing at mid-season. 

Late Scores 

Baseball— N. C. State 12-Duke 10; 
Duke 7-South Carolina 6 (14 innings) ; 
Duke 5-Wake Forest 2 ; Duke 8-N. C. 
State 7; and (alas) Carolina 14-Duke 

Golf— (undefeated) Duke 26-N. C. 
1; Duke 23-Michigan 4; Duke 27- 
William and Mary 3; Duke 25 1 /2- 
Riehinond 1%; Duke 27-Maryland 
2% ; Duke 26-George Washington 1 ; 
and Duke 26y 2 -Wake Forest %. 

Lacrosse — Duke 26- Washington and 
Lee 8 ; Duke 6-Washington College 6. 

Track— Duke 46%-Navv 84%; Duke 
95-N. C. State 31. 

Tennis — Duke 8-Michigan 1; Duke 
6-Davidson 3; Duke 4-Carolina 5; 
Duke 9-Presbyterian 0. 

[ Page 98 ] 


Bill Murray's "T-party" Calendar for '51 

Carolina being met in Duke Stadium. 
The schedule : 

South Carolina at Coluui- 

A 10-ganie football schedule which 
will pit the Blue Devils against some 
of the best teams in the nation has 
been announced by Athletic Director 
Eddie Cameron. 

One of the new teams on the sched- 
ule is the University of Virginia, and 
the game with the Cavaliers on Octo- 
ber 27 will be observed as Home- 

The long-time rivalries with Ten- 
nessee, N. C. State, Georgia Tech, 
Wake Forest and North Carolina will 
be continued. In addition, South 
Carolina, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, 
Virginia, and William and Mary will 
be met. 

The home card is an attractive one 
with State, Virginia, Wake Forest and 

Sept. 22- 

Sept. 29— Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh. 

Oct. 6 — Tennessee at Knoxville. 

Oct. 13— N. C. State at Durham. 

Oct. 20— Virginia Tech at Norfolk, 

Oct. 27 — Virginia at Durham 
( Homecoming) . 

Nov. 3 — Georgia Tech at Atlanta. 

Nov. 10 — Wake Forest at Durham. 

Nov. 17 — William and Mary at Wil- 

Nov. 24 — North Carolina at Dur- 

Spring Teams Are Impressive 

Based on their records at mid-season, 
Spring athletic teams at Duke Univer- 
sity had rolled up some of the best marks 
of the year. Three outfits, track, la- 
crosse and golf, were undefeated as The 
Register went to press, and the tennis 
and baseball teams had also looked im- 
pressive in early season showings. 

The track team especially looked good 
in early meets. Not expected to be par- 
ticularly strong on a Spring vacation 
tour, the track crew blasted the Univer- 
sity of Miami 73-53 and Florida State 
University by 103-28 in dual meets and 
looked good in taking the majority of 
the first places in the Florida Relays at 
Gainesville, Fla. Returning home, the 
track crew gained a tie with a strong, 
undefeated Princeton outfit by a 65%- 
65% count. Princeton had previously 
handed North Carolina its first dual 
track loss in three years. The cindermen 
were very impressive, too, in the Caro- 
lina Relays, although no team score was 

Top performers for Duke's outstand- 
ing track aggregation thus far have been 
runners Henry Poss, Tommy Reeves, 
Captain John "Buddy" Grisso, John 
Tate, Billy Anderson, Dick Sykes, Jim 
Chamberlain and Art Loub, plus field 
men James "Tank" Lawrence, John Con- 
ner, Carl James and Frank Nichols. 

Poss turned in a fast time of 9.7 sec- 
onds for the 100-yard dash against Flori- 
da State University and missed the Duke 

broad jump record by an inch against 
the same team. For this show, Poss was 
elected "Athlete of the Week" on April 
3 by the Greensboro, N. C. Daily News. 

Paced by co-captains Louis McLennan 
and Mike Souehak, the latter of football 
fame as an end, the golf team rolled to 
five straight wins over Georgia Tech, 
Georgia, Clemson, Davidson and Wil- 
liams. The closest decision the Blue 
Devils took was a golf victory by seven 
points, that coming against Georgia. The 
most decisive was the 25-2 win over 

The lacrosse crew took things easy in 
rolling to decisive victories over Lehigh 
and Williams in early season games. 
Although the team does not have the 
depth it possessed last year when it won 
the Dixie League championship, Coach 
Jack Persons' outfit looked especially 
powerful against its first two opponents. 
Fred Eisenbrandt and Brooke Cottman 
have been the early season high scorers. 

Duke's tennis team racked up seven 
wins in eight early matches, losing only 
to Rollins by 7-2 on a Florida Spring 
vacation trip. Wins have been over 
Michigan State, Florida Southern, Flori- 
da, Williams, N. C. State, the Jackson- 
ville, Fla. Naval Air Station, and Dart- 
mouth. John Ross is captain of the track 
team, while other top players are basket- 
ball star Keston Deimling, Hal Lipton, 
Jack Warmath, John Tapley and Norm 

Buddy Grisso, senior quarter-mile 
dash runner, is captain of the highly 
successful track team this year. 

Kes Deimling, basketball stalwart 
during the winter, emerges as the No. 
1 man on the tennis team this spring. 


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Divinity Session Scheduled 

The Second Annual Convocation and 
Pastors' School, under the auspices of the 
Duke Divinity School, has been set for 
June 5-8, opening Tuesday morning and 
concluding at noon Friday. The Convo- 
cation Committee under the chairman- 
ship of Dean James Cannon III has out- 
lined a program of courses, lectures and 
recreational events. A nominal regis- 
tration fee of $2.00 will be asked of per- 
sons who attend class work. 

The special feature of the Convocation 
will be the second series of the James A. 
Gray Lectures, "The Ways of God— A 
Study in the Book of Job," to be deliv- 
ered by the Reverend Professor Paul 
Seherer, of Union Theological Seminary, 
New York. Bishops Costen J. Harrell 
and Paul N. Garber, presiding in the 
areas of Charlotte and Richmond respec- 
tively, will be heard in devotional periods 
and addresses. 

The annual business meeting and 
luncheon of the Duke Divinity School 
alumni will be held during the Convo- 
cation at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 
6. The president of the alumni associa- 

tion, the Reverend Jabus W. Braxton, 
Elkin, North Carolina, will preside. The 
speaker will be Bishop Garber, for many 
years Professor, Registrar and Dean of 
the Divinity School. Admission to this 
luncheon is by ticket only. The price of 
tickets will be $1.25 each. The tickets 
will be on sale at the Convocation regis- 
tration desk up until 3 :00 p.m. on 
Tuesday, June 5. Those who desire to 
make reservation for this luncheon in ad- 
vance of registration may do so by send- 
ing a cheek payable to John H. Carper, 
Treasurer, c/o Duke Divinity School, 
Duke Station, Durham, North Carolina. 

An able faculty has been secured for 
the lectures and workshops of the North 
Carolina Pastors' School and the Rural 
Church Institute, which will participate 
in the Convocation. Dr. H. E. Spence is 
dean of the Pastors' School and the Rev. 
Garland Stafford and Dr. A. J. Walton 
will represent the Institute. 

Courses and lecturers are as follows : 
Bishop Harrell, Devotional Addresses; 
Bishop Garber, "Europe As I Have Seen 
It"; Dr. Seherer, Gray Lecture; Dr. No- 

lan B. Harmon, "The Minister's Tools 
and Techniques" ; Dr. Daniel P. Fleming, 
"Christianity and World Missions"; Dr. 
Robert E. Cushman, "The New Testa- 
ment Faith and the Mind of the Church 
Today"; Dr. Howard E. Tower, "Visual 
Aids"; Professor A. J. Walton, "Plan- 
ning a Church Program"; Mrs. W. W. 
Reed, "The Vacation Church School"; 
Mr. James Sells, "The Minister and Pub- 
lie Relations"; and Dr. John J. Rudin 
II. "Worship Workshop." 

The Executive Committee serving with 
Dean Cannon consists of Dr. H. E. 
Spence, Vice- Chairman ; Dr. C. E. Jor- 
dan (John Dozier, Deputy) ; W. E. 
Whitford; The Reverend Robert W. 
Bradshaw; The Reverend Garland Staf- 
ford (Dr. A. J. Walton, Deputy); Ed- 
ward Fike (Earl Porter, Deputy). 

In addition to the formal program the 
Convocation plans include carillon re- 
citals, group singing, story-telling and 
similar activities. Recreational, cafeteria 
and dormitory facilities of the University 
will be available, but children under 16 
years of age cannot, unfortunately, be 
accommodated. Additional information 
can be obtained by writing to the Duke 
Divinity School, Durham, N. C. 

Special to the Members of the Class of 1926 

It looks as though we will reach our 
"Majority" — come June, and this calls 
for a reunion, and we hope that we can 
throw the Bull around in such fashion to 
make it a memorable event. To that end 
Ben Powell has been placed as Chairman 
of a committee on arrangements ; Stanton 
Pickens has been assigned as Chairman 
of a Committee on entertainment; 
Charlie Clegg will lead a small "wrecking 
crew" to keep the wheels running finan- 
cially; the various "writers" and "com- 
mentators" in our bull pen will try and 
exhibit their talents in the field of libel 
or slander by a little publication of some 
kind as well we hope as with some verbal 

Bulletins and announcements are going 
forward to you individually. In case you 
do not receive your mail at the address 
carried by the Alumni Office, then write 
to me at Raleigh, or to Jack Caldwell at 
38 Hillside Rd., Dobbs Ferry, N. Y., Earl 
McFee, 207 Essex Ave., Gloucester, 
Mass., Frances Holmes McCausland, 
3780 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Cal. 
So far some 30 of our Bulls and Bullettes 
have met to discuss plans for the reunion. 
All plan to attend and many of you have 
received letters from them urging your 
attendance. Plan to come back — with 

husband or wife and children and im- 
pedimenta not otherwise specified. We 
will try and provide baby sitters and 
nurses for those needing such services. 

So plan to be on hand June 2-3-4, or 
any part thereof and let us know what 
you want — how you want it and any 
screwball ideas for the event will be 
most welcome. If you want dormitory 
accommodations please make sure you 
check that item on the form which will 
be sent to you shortly or write direct to 
the Alumni Office. If you desire hotel 
rooms, please write direct to the Durham 
hotel of your choice. 

For sometime you will continue to re- 
ceive letters and notices relative to de- 
tailed plans. Ed. Cannon 

Reunion Committees 

Ben Powell, Chairman 

Sub Committee on Invitations — Hessie 
Watts Baum, Carey Maxwell, Virginia 
Herring, Elizabeth Morris. 

Sub Committee on Tea — Olive Fau- 
cette Jenkins, Hessie Watts Baum, Eliza- 
beth Roberts Cannon, Merle Davis Um- 
stead, Frances Gray Patton, Lillian 
Thompson Johnson, Virginia Herring. 

Sub Committee on Class Dinner — Alton 

Knight, W. A. Underwood, Amos Abrams, 
Sam Ruark, Olive Faucette Jenkins. M. 
L. Black, Louise Bullington Barnhardt, 
Franklin Fairey, Milton Airheart, Fran- 
ces Gray Patton, Elizabeth Roberts Can- 
non, Frances Holmes McCausland. 


Stanton Pickens, Chairman, Charlotte 

Grainger Pierce, George Harris, Walter 
Mayer, Linwood Hollowell, L. E. Jar- 
rett, C. W. Porter, George Holmes, 
Whiteford Blakeney, Sam Vest, Ken 
Keistler, Alva Spann, Ford Mvers, 
Charlie Clegg, D. M. Hill, Jack Caldwell, 
Ben Powell, L. W. Henkel. 


R. P. Harriss, Fanny Patton, Frank 
Craven, Freeman Twaddell, Gay Allen, 
Lib Cannon, Hessie Watts Baum, Carey 
Maxwell, Bill Latta, Evelyn Hall Smith, 
Frank Slaughter, Amos Abrams, Evelyn 


Charles Clegg, Chairman 

Leon Ivey, John Frank, T. A. Al- 
dridge, Earl McFee, Earl McDaris, W. A. 
Underwood, R. E. Sullivan, Rowena 
Adams McNairv. 

[ Page 100 ] 



Fonda Crews Bell. Flora Crews Best Bell (Mrs. L. R.), *32. 
Greenville. N. C. J. A. Best, '00, Grandfather. 

Caroline Reid. Elizabeth Reid. Lucile Reid. Caroline Breed- 
love Reid. '39. Roddey Reid, Jr., *39. Bristol, Virginia. Lucile 
Aiken Breedlove, '07, Grandmother. J. P. Breedlove, '98, Grand- 

SUSAN Adams Breedlove. Dorothy Patton Breedlove, A.M. *46. 
Joseph P. Breedlove. Jr., '42. Washington, D. C. Lucile Aiken 
Breedlove. '07, Grandmother. J. P. Breedlove. '98. Grandfather. 
Mary Renie Few. Ellen Hale Few. Anne Taqgabd Few. 
Lyne S. Few, '35, A.M. '37. Amherst, Mass. Mary Thomas Few 
(Mrs. W. P.), '06. Grandmother. Dr. William Preston Few (de- 
ceased) Grandfather. 

5. James Taylor. Roy Taylor. Bonnie Taylor. Scott Taylor. 
Anne Morrison Taylor (Mrs. Ralph L. ), '43. New Brunswick, 
N. J. 

6. Robert Edward White. Pamela LOUISE White. Ruth Schiller 
White (Mrs. R. H.), '35. St. Petersburg. Fla. 

7. Clyde Ingalls. Marion Willoughby Ingalls, '47. Foster K. In- 
galls. '47. Atlanta. Ga. 

8. Marianne Putnam. William M. Putna 

'47. Columbus. Ohio. 

9. Nancy Robin Laiminger. Catherine Ann Laiminger. Marv 
Catherine Hart Laiminger (Mrs. Sorbin K.). R.N.. B.S.N. '47. 

Tallahassee. Fla. 


[ Page 101 ] 


Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 



Benner B. Crigler, '50, Columbia, S. C. 

Jack 0. Kirby, '50, Washington, D. C. 

L. J. "Dinkey" Darnell, '41, Winston-Sa- 
lem, N. C. 

Marshall A. Rauch, '44, Gastonia, N. C. 

William B. A. Culp, B.D. '42, Glen Alpine, 
N. C. 

Larry E. Bagwell, '35, Raleigh, N. C. 

James H. Johnston, '36, Baleigh, N. C. 

Tom F. Southgate, Jr., '37, Winston-Sa- 
lem, N. C. 

Inez Abernathy Hall (Mrs. Clarence W.), 
'36, Durham, N. C. 

Hazel Mangum Stubbs (Mrs. Allston), '36, 
Durham, N. C. 

James L. Newsom, '35, LL.B. '38, Durham, 
N. C. 

C. Heber Smith, '43, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Jean Horsley Nicholson (Mrs. A. D.) '45, 
Miami, Fla. 

Dr. J. W. Roy Norton, '20, Raleigh, N. C. 

Marvin E. Younts, Jr., '41, Graham, N. C. 

Edwin H. Poulnot, '49, Charleston, S. C. 

Wasson Baird, '45, Durham, N. C. 

T. Edward Austin, '48, Portsmouth, Va. 

Ralph Bell Puller, Jr., '25, New York, N. Y. 

A. P. Hammond, Jr., '28, New Bern, N. C. 

Robert A. Duncan, '50, Charlotte, N. C. 

Evelyn D. Schmidt, B.S. '47, M.D. '51, N. 
Plainfield, N. J. 

John R«ese, '49, Virginia Beach, Va. 

Janet Botkin Reese (Mrs. John), '50, Vir- 
ginia Beach, Va. 

James H. Register, '28, Clinton, N. C. 

Constance Duncan McHale, Jr. (Mrs. Wil- 
liam P.), '43, New York' City, N. Y. 

Wallace H. McCown, '45, LL.B. '48, Man- 
teo, N. C. 

Sue Vick McCown (Mrs. W. H.), LL.B. '50, 
Manteo, N. C. 

Ann Richardson Winstead (Mrs. C. C, Jr.), 
'50, Roxboro, N. C. 

James G> Ware, B.S. '50, Nashville, Tenn. 

William H. Wyman, '33, Painesville, Ohio. 

William G. Ducker, '46, Charlotte, N. C. 

Joan Simpson Jones (Mrs. Bronson), '50, 
Concord, N. C. 

Ens. Jack H. Glazer, U.S.N., '50, P.P.O. 
San Pranscisco, Calif. 

Edgar H. Nease, '25, B.D. '31, Charlotte, 
N. C. 

Edward M. Eriekson, '45, East Lansing, 

Walter J. Gale, M.Ed. '46, Raleigh, N. C. 

J. E. (Jankoski) Jay, '31, Milwaukee, Wis. 

Lillian Zaekery Jay (Mrs. J. E.), '27, Mil- 
waukee, Wis. 

Dr. John W. Brueek, Sp. St., New Orleans, 

William A. Lambeth, Jr., '45, M.D. '47, 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 
James Marion Martin, '38, A.M. '41, White- 

ville, N. C. 


Classes holding reunions at Commence- 
ment, 1951, will be as follows: '01, '10, '11, 
'12, '26, '35, '36, '37, '41, '49. 

Reunion News 

The classes which are holding reunions 
June 1, 2, and 3 will each have their 
own schedule of special activities. There 
will also be a number of events planned 
in which all returning alumni will take 
part. Included in the general reunion 
events will be the General Alumni Dinner 
on Saturday evening, June 2, followed 
by the student Hoof *n' Horn produc- 
tion of "Belles and Ballots." The annual 
alumni golf tournament, sponsored by 
the 10th year class of 1941, will take 
place on Priday and Saturday. There 
will be open houses, coffees, and many 
other forms of entertainment designed 
for everyone. 

Accommodations may be secured on 
campus for alumni, alumnae, and their 

'98 * 

Class Agent: Dr. N. C. Newbold 
CILE AIKEN), '07, are the proud grand- 
parents of Caroline, Elizabeth, and Lucile 
Reid and Susan Breedlove, whose pictures 
appear on the Sons and Daughters Page this 
month. The Breedloves live at 407 Watts 
Street in Durham. Mr. Breedlove is Li- 
brarian Emeritus of the University. 

Golden Anniversary Class 

President Stephen W. Anderson an- 
nounces that the Class of 1901 will cele- 
brates its Golden Anniversary by at- 
tending the Half Century Club Lunch- 
eon on Sunday, June 3. At that time, 
members of the class will be inducted 
into the Club. 

'01 :, 

President : Stephen W. Anderson 
Class Agent: Stephen W. Anderson 
D. D. PEELE is editor and manager of the 
South Carolina Methodist Advocate, with 
offices at 1420 Lady Street, P. O. Box 867, 
Columbia 1, S. C. 

Reunion Classes of 1910, 1911 and 1912 
A joint luncheon of the classes of 
1910, 1911, and 1912 will be given on 
Sunday, June 3, followed by an open 
house at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. 
S. Brower. 

'12 , 

President: Henry A. MeKinnon, Sr. 

Class Agent: R. Gregg Cherry 
EDWIN L. JONES, Duke University Trus- 
tee, of Charlotte, N. O, has been elected to 
membership in the Methodist Hall of Fame 
in Philanthropy. This coveted honor, pre- 
sented annually by the Board of Hospitals 
and Homes of the Methodist Church, goes 
to only one Methodist leader each year 
chosen from all over the nation. Although 
Mr. Jones' citation comes largely through 
his generous contributions to the Meth- 
odist Home for the Aged in Charlotte, his 
philanthropies have been extended to every 
Methodist institution within the bounds of 
his Conference. His activities in behalf 
of the Methodist Church are too voluminous 
to list, but they include every phase of 
church service he is able to accept as his 


President: Charles W. Bundy 
Class Agent: Henry E. Fisher 
EUGENE CHESSON has been promoted 
from secretary of the Civil Service Board 
of Examiners to assistant superintendent 
of the Duke University Station Post Office. 
He has also served as clerk of the central 
station in Durham. Mr. Chesson and his 
wife, the former JOSIE POY, live at 308 
W. Markham Avenue, Durham. Their son, 
'50, is serving in the United States Navy 
in the Pacific, and LESLIE, their younger 
son, is a member of the freshman class at 

Silver Anniversary Class 
Class President, Edward L. Cannon, 
and his committees have gone all out to 
plan a fun-packed week end for this 
year's Silver Anniversary Class. The 
committee in charge of publication has 
prepared biographical sketches of all 
class members. Along with other week 
end activities, the committees in charge 
of local arrangements and of entertain- 
ment, headed by Benjamin Powell, Dur- 
ham, and Stanton Pickens, Charlotte, 
respectively, have planned a special class 
dinner Sunday night, and a tea to be 
held for the class and members of the 
Duke facultv of their generation. 

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President: Edward L. Cannon 
Class Agent: George P. Harris 
T. CONN BRYAN, '26, Ph.D. '49, is chair- 
man of the Department of Social Science 
at North Georgia College, Dahlonega, Ga. 
His "The Churches in Georgia During the 
Civil War" appeared in the GeoTgia His- 
torical Quarterly, XXXIII (December, 
1949). He is preparing a manuscript, Con- 
federate Georgia, for the University of 
Georgia Press. 


President: John Calvin Dailey 
Class Agent: C. H. Livengood, Jr. 
E. TAYLOR PARKS, Ph.D., is a member 
of the State Department, Division of Re- 
search and Publication, Washington, D. C. 

'32 > 

President: Robert D. (Shank) Warwick 
Class Agent: Edward G. Thomas 
Little Fonda Crews Bell, whose picture is 
on the Sons and Daughters Page this month, 
will probably be a member of the Class of 
1969, according to her grandfather, Mr. 
J. A. BEST, '00, of Fremont, N. C. She is 
the daughter of FLORA CREWS BEST 
BELL (MRS. L. R.) of 202 Library St., 
Greenville, N. C. 

'33 * 

President: John D. Minter 
Class Agent: Lawson B. Knott, Jr. 
DON M. GARBER, of Route 2, Ellerson, 
Va., is owner and director of Camp Chin- 
quapin. He is married and has four chil- 

'34 j~— 

President: The Reverend Robert M. Bird 
Class Agent: Charles S. Rhyne 
JOHN BRYCE, B.S. (E), is working in 
the salary classification section, personnel 
division, of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and 
Company, Inc., Wilmington, Del. The 
Bryces, who live at 301 N. Union Street, 
Kennett Square, Pa., have two children, 
Mareia, 7, and Stephen, 5. 
Since last June, DAVID TABVER, B.D., 
has been doing work toward his Ph.D. de- 
gree at the University of Southern Cali- 
fornia and has been serving a small stu- 
dent church near the University. He and 
his wife are living at 707 W. 35th Place, 
Los Angeles 7, Calif. For four years prior 
to entering his present work, Mr. Tarver 
was an associate in the First Methodist 
Church, Shreveport, La. He also has served 
several other churches in the district and 
city of New Orleans, and spent four years 
as chaplain in the United States Army. 
tendent of schools in Southern Pines, N. C, 
since 1939, assumed the position of director 
of instructional service for Greensboro's 
public schools on April 1. In addition to 
his work in public schools, he has also be- 

come well-known as an umpire and referee 
for athletic contests. Mr. Weaver is mar- 
ried and has two children. 
PAUL R. WINN, who is a Presbyterian 
missionary in Medellin, Colombia, has three 
children, each of whom was born on a dif- 
ferent continent. The oldest, Elizabeth, was 
born in the United States in 1938; John 
was born in China in 1940 ; and Thomas was 
born in Guatemala in 1945. Paul is himself 
the son of a Presbyterian missionary, and 
was born in Korea. His wife, Anne Lewis 
Winn, was born in China, also of missionary 

Reunion Classes of 1935, 1936 and 1937 
Presidents John Moorhead, '35, Joseph 
S. Hiatt, Jr., '36, and Thomas F. South- 
gate, Jr., '37, say "Thanks for the grand 
response to our letter announcing plans 
for the class reunion June 1-2-3. All 
indications point to a large attendance 
and a wonderful week end. You won't 
be disappointed. A royal welcome awaits 
you. The program is packed with action. 
A special committee of class members 
living in the Durham-Raleigh area is 
receiving 100% cooperation from the 
Alumni Office to assure you of a reunion 
j'ou'll never forget. Decide now. It's 
back to Duke for the class reunion June 
1-2-3." In addition to the schedule of 
general alumni activities for all return- 
ing classes, there will be an informal 
party Friday evening and a picnic on 
Saturday for the three classes. 


President : John Moorhead 
Class Agent: James L. Newsom 
LYNE S. FEW teaches Philosophy and 
the Humanities at Amherst College in Am- 
herst, Mass. He and his family live at 157 
Lincoln Avenue there. A picture of his 
three daughters, Anne Taggard, 7, Mary 
Renie, 5, and Ellen Hale, 3, is on the Sons 
and Daughters Page this month. 
serving with the United States Tactical Air 
Control group operating somewhere in the 
Korean area. He is responsible for the 
planning and co-ordination of air support 
for amphibious operations in that area. 
His home is 212 East Markham Ave., Dur- 

Little Robert Edward White, 1%, and his 
big sister, Pamela Louise, 6, whose picture 
is on the Sons and Daughters Page of this 
issue, are the children of RUTH SCHILLER 
WHITE and her late husband, Robert H. 
White. They live at 2728-3 Avenue North 
in St. Petersburg, Fla. 

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President: Dr. Joe S. Hiatt, Jr. 
Class Agents: James H. Johnston, Clif- 
ford W. Perry, R. Zack Thomas, Jr. 
Mrs. Louise Clarke and WILLIAM FLEM- 


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IXG BOWMAN were married February 25 
in Page Memorial Cliureh, Aberdeen, N. C. 
Their address is Box 27, Aberdeen. 


President: Thomas F. Southgate, Jr. 

Class Agent : William F. Womble 
chief engineer for the Fanner Manufactur- 
ing Company, lives at 11125 Lake Avenue, 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

•38 . 

President : Russell T. Cooke 
Class Agent : William M. Courtney 
C. P. MORRIS, B.D., Mrs. Morris, and their 
children, Myra, 6, Joel, 9, and Jerome, 11, 
moved to 2323 Englewood Avenue, Durham, 
from Troy, X. C, last November. Mr. Mor- 
ris, former pastor of Trinity Methodist 
Church in Troy, is now serving as executive 
secretary of the North Carolina Conference 
Board of Education of the Methodist 
Church, which includes 785 churches. Mrs. 
Morris assists her husband as his. secretary 
at his office in East Duke Building. 
YER and Mrs. Sawyer, of 806 W. Markham 
Avenue, Durham, have announced the birth 
of a son, Wendell H., on February S. They 
also have three other sons and a daughter. 


President: Edmund S. Swindell, Jr. 

Class Agent : Walter D. James 
ARTHUR C. BROWN, certified public ac- 
countant, has moved his office for the prac- 
tice of public accounting to 12-1-28 South 
Street, Gastonia, N. C. 

united in marriage March 17 in the Central 
Methodist Church, Shelby, N. C. After re- 
ceiving her Master's degree in religious edu- 
cation at Emory University, Marjorie served 
as religious education director of Central 
Methodist Church, Asheville, N. O, and in 
the same capacity at the First Methodist 
Chureh in Charlotte. John served his in- 
ternship and resident training at Strong 
Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N. Y., and 
completed a fellowship at Mayo Clinic in 
1949. He spent five years of service in the 

Statt cLecttic Company,, 3nc. 



Army Medical Corps. Since 1949 he has 
been practicing internal medicine and cardi- 
ology in Charlotte, N. O, where the couple 
will make their home. 

'40 > 

President : John D. MacLauchlan 
Class Agent: Addison P. Penfield 
offices in Suite 8-C-l, Doctors Building, 
Kings Drive, Charlotte, N. C, for the prac- 
tice of plastic and reconstructive surgery. 
FRANCES GODDARD, who received the 
M.A. degree from Teachers' College, Co- 
lumbia University in 1942 and taught so- 
cial studies for several years in high schools 
of New York State, had to give up her 
teaching because of ill health. Recently she 
has been spending the winters in Bradenton 
Beach, Fla., and the summers at her home, 
North Highland Ave., Upper Nyack, N. Y. 
In February she wrote from Florida that 
she was feeling well and was finding life 
very leisurely and informal, altogether in 
keeping with doctor's orders. 

Tenth Year Reunion News 

Plans for our tenth reunion are just 
about complete. There'll be a continuous 
program for every interest — a golf 
tournament — open houses — cabin parties 
— campus tours — a beach party — in fact 
everything that will make a reunion 

A reservation form will be sent to you 
soon. Make your plans to join us on 
June 1, 2 and 3 for our Tenth Year Re- 

R. F. (Bob) Long 
Reunion Chairman 

'41 »~- 

President : Robert F. Long 

Class Agents: Julian C. Jessup, Meader 
W. Harriss, Jr., Andrew L. Ducker, Jr., 
J. D. Long, Jr. 
two daughters, Starr, who was born last 
June, and Dawn. They are living at 233 
Central Avenue, San Francisco, Calif., 
where Dick is in his last year of law school. 
A son, Kenneth Lee, was born on January 
WILLIAM S. HORTON. Their address is 
Jefferson Drive, Route 2, Box 576 F, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 

BETTY HUCKLE has been secretary and 
treasurer of the Concord Tribune since Sep- 
tember, 1950. She is living at the Hotel 
Concord, Concord, N. C. 
A son, Charles Whitener, was born on 
December 24 to Mr. and MRS. W. W. 
Fourth Avenue, Hickory, N. C. 
DONALD C. RUSSELL, B.S.E.E., of 14585 
Valley Vista Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, 
Calif., is a patent attorney with the firm 

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Few occupations offer a man so much in the way 
of personal reward as life underwriting. Many New 
York Life agents are building very substantial futures 
for themselves by helping others plan ahead for theirs. 
If you would like to know more about a life insurance 
career, talk it over with the New York Life manager 
in your community — or write to the Home Office at 
the address above. 


"Mr. Kent will see you in a few minutes," 
the receptionist said pleasantly. 

"Thank you." Tom Wilson went to the far 
side ot the room and sat down. This was his 
first "big" call, on his own, as a New York 
Life agent and he was nervous, frankly 

Tom picked up a magazine and turned a 
few pages idly. He had that same tense feel- 
ing in his stomach that he had the day he 
pitched his first big baseball game in college. 
Tom put the magazine down and let his mind 
wander back to the baseball diamond and 
that first big game. 

He remembered warming up, he and the 
catcher, standing along the first base line. 
Then Tom had gone over to talk with his 
mother, who was sitting just behind the 
screen where she could see every pitch. Her 
understanding smile turned out to be the 
best part ot the warm-up. 

Tom had been so proud of her, looking as 
smart as any ot the girls and, when she 
laughed, looking almost as young. Nobody 
would have guessed that she had borne the 
cares of the family all alone, helped only by 
the memories ot her husband and an income 
from the life insurance he had so thought- 
fully left her. 

Tom had been proud ot his father, too, for 
the love and forethought which had made it 
possible for his mother and himself to live 
and grow, not hemmed in by want. In fact, it 
was the deep realization ot all the things lite 
insurance had made possible tor his family — 
and could make possible for others — which 
had led Tom to become a New York Lite 
agent himself . . . 

The receptionist's voice punctured Tom's 
thoughts. "Mr. Kent will see you now." 

"Fine," he said. He got up and started to 
Mr. Kent's office. The warm-up was over. 
He had the confidence he needed now. 

51 Madison Avenue, New York 10, N. Y. 

Naturally, names used in this story are fictitious. 

of Harris, Kieeh, Foster and Harris. He 
and Mrs. Bussell have four children, Donna, 
Jay, Clark and Craig. 


SKAGGS (MRS. HARVEY T.) and her 
husband, who live at 4774 Apache Avenue, 
Jacksonville. Fla., have announced the birth 
of a son, H. Teague, Jr., on January 24. 

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President : James H. Walker 
Class Agents: Eobert E. Foreman, Wil- 
lis Smith, Jr., George A Trakas 




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a new home at 5519 Pollard Road in Wash- 
ing 16, D. C. Joe is associated with his 
uncle, E. M. AIKEN, '21, in real estate 
business there. He and Mrs. Breedlove, the 
former DOROTHY PATTON, A.M. '46, 
have one daughter, Susan, whose picture is 
on the Sons and Daughters Page of this 

Announcement has been received of the 
marriage of MARGARET E. (PEGGY) 
FOESBEEG to Mr. William W. Hodgdon 
on March 17 in Lake Worth, Fla. They 
stopped at Duke for a day while on their 
honeymoon. They are making their home at 
1316 Cochran Eoad, Mount Lebanon, Pa. 
CHRISTIAN A.) and her husband, who 
were married November 14, 1950, are living 
at 5549 N. W. Miami Court, Miami 38, 
Fla. Mr. Tait received his education in 
Canada and at the University of North 
Carolina. He is a certified public account- 

'43 » 

President : Thomas E, Howerton 
Class Agent: S. L. Gulledge, Jr. 
(MES. CECIL R.), E.N., B.S.N., and her 
husband are living at 414^4 Querens Street, 
Biloxi, Miss. Mr. Mabry, an alumnus of 
Emory University, is an assistant field di- 
rector for the American Eed Cross. 
nounced the birth of a son, Duncan Stewart, 
on February 12. Their address is Quarters 
G-4, Marine Corps School, Quantico, Ya. 
Ealph L., and their four children live at 
12 Huntington Street in New Brunswick, 
N. J. A picture of the children, Bonnie, 6, 
Scott, 4, Jim, 2V 2 , and Roy, 1%, with their 
mother is on the Sons and Daughters Page 
this month. 

TIMOTHY H.), whose address is 1709 E. 
Maple Street, Pasadena, Calif., has two 
children, Timothy and Nancy. 

'44 > 

President: Matthew S. (Sandy) Eae 
Class Agent: H. Watson Stewart 
ARTHUR JAFFEY has been transferred 
from United Nations Headquarters in New 
York to the International Labour Office 
Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. He 
left New York aboard the French Liner 
Liberte on January 4 and after arriving in 
Europe, drove his car from Le Havre, 
France, to Paris, then through the Jura 
Mountains to Geneva. Art will be doing 
public information work for the Interna- 
tional Labour Organization, which is a spe- 
cialized agency of the United Nations deal- 
ing with improving the standards of living 
of peoples throughout the world through 
international action. At Lake Success, he 
did liaison public information work for the 
I.L.O. He began work for the organization 
in 1947 in Montreal, and was sent to the 

United Nations in 1948. His address is 
Public Information Division, International 
Labour Office, Geneva, Switzerland. 
DR. and Mrs. E. S. KOON, JR., '44, M.D. 
'46, of 1026 Highland Park Drive, Lexing- 
ton, Ky., have announced the birth of a 
son, Richard Ethan, on January 26. 
Miss Julia Shuford Cooper became the 
B.S.C.E., in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Burlington, N. C, on February 3. Ned, who 
worked with the Triangle Construction Com- 
pany in Durham until recently, has returned 
to active duty in the Navy with the rank of 
senior lieutenant and is stationed in Nor- 
folk, Ya. Mrs. Newsom is an alumna of 
Hollins College, and has served as an active 
member of the Alamance County Nurses' 
Aide Corps and as a staff member of the 
Burlington Daily Times-News. 
'49, have moved to 1912 Nadine Street, 
N.E., Knoxville, Tenn. Donald has accepted 
a position in the mechanical design division 
of the Tennessee Yalley Authority. 
and Mrs. Williams of 1402 Canterbury 
Circle, Durham, have announced the birth 
of a son, Alan Gentry, on January 21. 
Their other son, David Lawrence, is two 
years old. 

LEWIS D.) is associated with Martha Bell 
Conway in the general practice of law, 
Suite 807-810 Central National Bank Build- 
ing, Richmond, Ya. 

'45 > 

President: Charles B. Markham, Jr. 
Class Agent: Charles F. Blanchard 

AS R., JR.), her husband, and their young 
son, Reed, are living at 24-4 Valley Road, 
Drexel Hill, Pa. Dr. Hedges is a resident 
in ophthalmology at the University of 

PEGGY HEIM, who lives at 186 Guerrero 
Street, San Francisco, Calif., is an instruc- 
tor in economies at San Francisco State 
College. She has passed the oral examina- 
tions for her Ph.D. in economics at Colum- 
bia University, and spent last summer in 
Washington, D. C, working on her disserta- 
tion at the Library of Congress and the 
Bureau of Reclamation. 
MARY MORGAN was married February 
17 to Mr. Alexander Reid Hamilton in 
the chapel of the Church of the Heavenly 
Rest, New York City. They are making 
their home in New York, where Mr. Ham- 
ilton, an alumnus of Haekley School, Ham- 
ilton College, and Yale Law School, is with 
the firm of Burke and Burke. 
E. H. XEASE, JR., '45, B.D. - 4S, and Mrs. 
Nease are the proud parents of a son, Ed- 
gar Harrison Nease, III, born February 2. 
The baby's grandfather is EDGAR H. 
NEASE, SR, '25, B.D. '31, University 
Trustee, from Charlotte, N. C. E. H., Jr., 

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N. C.j is pastor of the Abernethy Method- 
ist Church. 

HERBERT W. PARK, III, M.D., director 
of medical services at Woodrow Wilson Re- 
habilitation Center, Augusta County, Va., 
was appointed assistant professor of physi- 
cal medicine at the University of Virginia 
this semester. He held a Baruch Fellowship 
in Physical Science from 1946 to 1949, 
while studying biology at M.I.T., physi- 
ology at Harvard, and physical medicine at 
Massachusetts General Hospital. He is con- 
tinuing his work at the Eehabilitation 

HOWELL W.i and her husband have a 
son, Howell Wilfred Stroup, Jr., who ar- 
rived on October 13, 1950. Their address 
is Box 456, Cherryville, N. C. 

'46 > 

President : B. G. Munro 
Class Agent: Eobert E. Cowin 
A daughter, Ellen Davis, was born on 
February 24 to CAPT. WILMEB CONRAD 
BETTS, '46, M.D., B.S.M. '48, and MRS. 
BUS i , "49. Wilmer is overseas with the 
Army Medical Corps, Ms address being 
A.P.O. No. 7, San Francisco, Calif., Head- 
quarters 7th Infantry. Until he returns 
Georg'Ellen and the baby are living with 
her parents in Hope Valley, Durham. 
WALTER B. FAFSEE, JE., received his 
Master's degree in February from the Uni- 
versity of Michigan, and is working as a 
geologist for the Atlantic Befining Com- 
pany. He is living at 505 E. McNeil, Mag- 
nolia, Ark. 

her husband have a daughter, Jennifer 
Doubleday Knopp, who will be a year old 
in July. Their address is 2-2A 14th Avenue, 
East Paterson, New Jersey. 
living in Shipley, Fla., while her husband, 
EOBERT E. LENT, B.S., is serving as a 
lieutenant (jg) in the United States Navy. 
Bob's address is Lt. (jg) R. E. Lent, S. C, 
U.S.N., U.S.S. Hanna (DE 449), F.P.O. 
San Francisco, Calif. 

President: Grady B. Stott 

Class Agent: Norris L. Hodgkins, Jr. 
JEREMIAH M. ALLEN, JE., who received 
his M.A. degree from Tufts in 1948, is an 
instructor at the College of Engineering, 
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo. He 
is married and has two sons and a daughter. 
Their address is 503 16th Street, Boulder. 
announced the birth of a son, Thomas 
Barker Dameron, III, on November 26, 
1950. Tom is a Navy doctor on duty with 
the Army at Camp Gordon, Augusta, Ga. 
Since their address is not permanent, they 

are having mail sent to 4402 Bromley Lane, 
Richmond, Va. 

the bride of Mr. E. Meade Barber Novem- 
ber 4, 1950, and they are living in Onida, 
S. D., where they are engaged in farming 
and ranching. Phyllis was secretary to the 
assistant secretary of the Denver Public 
Schools, and traveled throughout Europe 
before her marriage. 

Miss Barbara Allen Eouse was married 
February 24 to EDGAR ARCHIBALD 
HATCHER, III, in a ceremony at the home 
of the bride. They are living in New York 
City, where Ed is with the firm of Young 
and Eubican. Mrs. Hatcher, an alumna of 
Finch Junior College and Barnard College, 
is on the staff of the Museum of Non-Ob- 
jective Painting. 

EDWIN M.) and her husband have moved 
from 790 Myrtle Street, Atlanta, to Apart- 
ment 12 C, Country Club Apartments, Au- 
gusta, Ga. Mr. Hogan has been transferred 
by the Trust Company of Georgia to their 
associate bank, the National Exchange Bank 
of Augusta. Connie writes that she is kept 
busy caring for her son, Ed, Jr., who was 
born in October. 


INGALLS are the proud parents of young 
Clyde Ingalls whose picture is on the Sons 
and Daughters Page. They live at 1422 
Eock Springs Court, N.E., in Atlanta, Ga. 
Foster is with Burlington Mills. 
Mr. and MES. L. M. JOHNSTON, JE. 
(JANE McDONALD), Belmont, N. C, have 
announced the birth of a son, Leon Mc- 
Tyeire III, on March 14. 
(MES. KOEBIN K.) has two daughters, 
Nancy Eobin, 5 months, and Catherine Ann, 
2 years and 3 months, whose picture is on 
the Sons and Daughters Page this month. 
She is employed as a nurse at Tallahassee 
Memorial Hospital while her husband is 
associated with Culley's Funeral Home. 
The Laimingers live at 649 Ingleside Ave- 
nue in Tallahassee, Fla. 

nior in The Capital Seminary, a Lutheran 
School in Columbus, Ohio. He and his wife, 
who worked in the Dean's office at Duke, 
live at 816 Oakwood, Columbus. They have 
a year-old daughter. Marianne, whose pic- 
ture is on the Sons and Daughters Page 
this month. 

The American Cathedral in Paris was the 
scene of the wedding on February 17 of 
Miss Joan Eleanor Fluke of New Enter- 
prise, Pa., and TIMOTHY E. ROWAN. 
Following a reception at the home of Mr. 
Buehl Weare, editor of the Paris Herald, 
and Mrs. Weare, the couple left for a short 
trip to the south of France. Tim is a re- 
porter for the Herald. They are making 
their home at 26 Eue Boislevent, Paris, 

FRED T.), E.N., and her husband, who 
were married August 22, 1950, are living at 

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914% South Second, Tucumcari, N. Mex. 
Frances is a nurse at Tucumcari General 
Hospital, and her husband, an alumnus of 
Elon College and the University of New 
Mexico, is a teacher. 

HAEEY W. SUTTON, B.S.M.E., of 2409 
Ken Oak Eoad, Baltimore 9, Md., is a 
steam testman for Consolidated Gas Elec- 
tric Company of Baltimore and is an in- 
structor in McCoy College, the night branch 
of Johns Hopkins University. 

'48 * 

President: Bollin M. Millner 
Class Agent: Jack H. Quaritius 
Eecent visitors to the Alumni Office were 
WILLIAM J. BEYAN and his wife, Donna, 
who were returning to their home, 2 Brierly 
Lane, Homestead Park, Pa., following a 
trip to Florida. Bill works for the Nichols 
Eealty Company in Pittsburgh. 
JULIUS CARDEN, LL.B., and Mrs. Car- 
den have announced the birth of a son, 
James Graham, on January 22. Their home 
is 638 B Shaler Boulevard, Eidgefield, N. J. 
BEN E, CATO, JE., '48, A.M. '50, and 
WILMA EOBEETS CATO, '49, are living 
in Papago Lodge, 1405 East Fifth Street, 
Tucson, Ariz., where Ben is teaching phys- 
ics and mathematics at the University of 

of St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Jackson- 
ville, N. C, was chosen "Man of the Year" 
by the Junior Chamber of Commerce there. 

Thomas B. Peters, who were married De- 
cember 31, 1950, are living at 16717 War- 
wick Eoad, Detroit, Mich. Mr. Peters, an 
alumnus of Albion College, is a salesman. 
S.) and her husband have moved into a new 
home at 13 Colonel Estille Avenue, Wym- 
berley, Isle of Hope, Savannah, Ga. Mr. 
Moore is a chemical engineer with the 
Union Bag and Paper Corporation. 
JAMES GATES WAEBEN were married 
August 26, 1950. They are living at 2624 
Chapel Hill Eoad, Durham, while Jim is at- 
tending Duke Law School, and Mary is 
working as a bibliographer at the Duke 
University Library. 

EICHAED A. PETTIT, of 715 Coolidge 
Street, Plainfield, N. J., is a candidate for 
Democratic assemblyman from Union Coun- 
ty, N. J. A World War II veteran, Dick is 
working in Newark, N. J., as claims super- 
visor of the All-State Insurance Company. 
He is basing his campaign on a solution 
to the problem of unnecessary state ex- 
penditures and rising living costs. He is 
running on a slate of candidates including 
young men and veterans designed to attract 
the younger vote as well as the older. 
LOE, '50, and their son, Billy, live in Char- 
lotte, N. C. Bill is working with Eoadway 
Express, 2018 Union Street. 

ried to Mr. Harold Dallas Stanley, III, on 
January 27 in the First Methodist Church, 
Morganton, N. C. They are living in Ea- 
leigh, N. O, where both of them are em- 
ployed at radio station WNAO. 

First Reunion for Class of 1949 

Betty Bob Walters Walton (Mrs. Lor- 
ing B., Jr.), general chairman, and her 
committee will mail full details of the 
first reunion of the Class of '49 to mem- 
bers of the class within a short time. 

'49 » 

Presidents: Woman's College, Betty Bob 
Walters Walton (Mrs. Loring) ; Trinity 
College, Eobert W. Frye; College of 
Engineering, Joe J. Eobnett, Jr. 
Class Agent: Chester P. Middlesworth 
CHAELES A.) and her husband, who were 
married July 29, 1950, are living at 840 
West Market Street, Lima, Ohio. Anne is 
director of the Y.W.C.A. Young Adult Pro- 
gram, and her husband, an alumnus of Ohio 
Wesleyan, is executive secretary for the 
Lima Community Chest. 
LIAMS, '50, who were married last summer 
in Christ Lutheran Church, Baltimore, Md., 
are living in Gastonia, N. O, where Bill is 
a reporter for the Gastonia Gazette. 

The feeling of pride we have in our eighty years as 
printers, is based on the friends we made and keep. 

We are exceedingly happy that we can count, among those 
friends, Duke University, which we have served since 1931, as 
printers of the nationally recognized Chanticleer — and in nu- 
merous other ways through the years. 


Established 1871 
Printing : Lithographing : Steel Die Engraving 

Raleigh, North Carolina 

Office Supplies 


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LYMAN H. BRIGHAM, M.F., former 
assistant resident forester at Concord, N. 
H., is the resident forester at Rutland, Vt. 
MAN E.) is a credit investigator for Sears 
Roebuck Company. Her address is 215 
South Pennsylvania Avenue, Greensburg, 

The marriage of NANCY MARIE BURKE 
to Mr. Joe Nelson Boyd took place in the 
First Baptist Church, Burlington, N. C, on 
December 16. Their address is 6009 North 
Winthrop Street, Chicago, 111. Mr. Boyd, 
an alumnus of Texas Agricultural and 
Mechanical College and the University of 
North Carolina, was at one time an instruc- 
tor at State College, Raleigh, N. C. He 
is now a statistician with the Federal De- 
partment of Labor. 

JAYNE COSBY, who received her M.A. 
degree from the University of Richmond 
last summer, is a history instructor at 
Bluefield College, Va. 

L. 0.), '24, of Wilmington, N. C, became 
the bride of Mr. Cecil Gant, Jr., on Decem- 
ber 2 in the First Baptist Church in "Wil- 
mington. Mr. Gant, an alumnus of the 
University of North Carolina, is connected 
with Glen Raven Mills in New York City, 
where the couple is making their home at 
51 West 71 St., Apt. 4-F. 
ROBERT FRENCH, JR., lives at 2910 
Madison Avenue, Newport News, Va., and 
works for the Newport News Shipbuilding 
and Dry Dock Company. 

Since last September JANE LUCILLE 
FUCHS has been Mrs. George Milton Wil- 
son, her address being at 2193 S. W. 11th 
Terrace, Miami, Fla. Mr. Wilson, an alum- 
nus of the University of Miami, is an em- 
ployee of Little River Bank and Trust 

JOHN E. HARMON is teaching in the De- 
partment of Political Science at Florida 
State University, Tallahassee. He previ- 
ously was an assistant and an instructor 
in the Department of Political Science at 
the University of West Virginia. 
FLEETWOOD HASSELL live at 402 Old 
Point Road, Wappo Hall, Charleston, S. C. 
They have a year-old daughter, Mary Lou. 
IRVIN R.) and her husband live in Con- 
verse Apartments No. 13, Spartanburg, S. 
C. Elizabeth received her degree from Con- 
verse College in 1949. 

ERVIN JACKSON, JR., and his wife, who 
was Miss Elizabeth Richardson of Birming- 
ham, Alabama, prior to their marriage last 
summer, are residing in Greenville, S. C. 
He is associated in business with Ivey-Keith 

address is R.F.D. 2, Boswell, Pa., is teach- 
ing in the Conemaugh Township High 


NEASE were united in marriage November 
28 in St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, Dur- 
ham. Prior to her marriage, Pauline was 
employed as biology-forestry librarian in 
the Duke University Libraries. Felton, who 
did the work for his A.B. and A.M. degrees 
at the University of Oklahoma, served as 
an assistant instructor and graduate stu- 
dent in the Duke Botany Department for 
two years. He is now employed by T.V.A. 
as biologist on a special ecological project 
at Oak Ridge, Tenn., where their address is 
515 West Vanderbilt Drive. 
North Main Street, High Point, N. C, is 
a salesman for International Business Ma- 

WILLIAM A. MASON has moved from 
10518 South Artesian Avenue, Chicago, to 
1350 Astor Street, Apartment 3-A, Chi- 
cago 10, 111. 

checker in statistical research for the John 
Shillito Company, and he lives at 36 Ed- 
wards Court, Fort Thomas, Ky. 
R.N., B.S.N., lives at 810 Broad Street, 
Durham, and does private nursing for Duke 
Hospital. She and her husband are the par- 
ents of a seven-months-old daughter. 
The address of JENNY DONALDSON 
PEVELER (MRS. RAY) is Box 5181, Col- 
lege Station, Texas. 

united in marriage September 2 in the 
Hayes Barton Methodist Church, Raleigh, 
N. C. They are living in Albemarle, N. O, 
where Claude is commercial manager of 
Radio Station WABZ. 

The address of JOAN ELIZABETH RICH- 
ARDS, who was married to Mr. Paul F. 
Gauff last summer, is 27 Beverly Road, 
Great Neck, Long Island, N. Y. Mr. Gauff 
is vice-president of the New York Silicate 
Book Slate Company. 

OTIS LINEBERGER, JR., '50 son of DR. 
H. O. LINEBERGER, '14, of Raleigh, were 
married in the Wesley Monumental Meth- 
odist Church, Savannah, Ga., last August. 
They are living in Chapel Hill, N. C, while 
Henry attends the University of North 
Carolina Dental School. 
M.D., who interned at Fitzsimmons Hos- 
pital, Denver, Colo., began a three year 
training period in psychiatry at the Men- 
ninger School of Psychiatry, Topeka, Kan- 
sas. As the first organized residency pro- 
gram for the training of psychiatrists 
undertaken by the State of Kansas it offers 
lectures, seminars, and supervised clinical 
practice designed to equip those attending 
for certification by the American Board of 
Neurology and Psychiatry. 
in the Lewis Apartments, Elkin, N. C, is - 
working with the Metropolitan Life Insur- 
ance Company. 

became Mrs. Harry Alexander Allen, Jr., 
her present address being 334 West Kivett 
Street, Asheboro, N. C. Sarah is an ele- 
mentary school teacher, and her husband is 
assistant plant engineer with National Car- 
bon Company. 

bride of Mr. Ralph Dee Stout, Jr., in the 
West Raleigh Presbyterian Church on De- 
cember 16. Mr. Stout is a senior at State 
College in Raleigh, N. C, where their ad- 
dress is 902 Brooks Avenue. 
traiuee-manager for S. H. Kress and Com- 
pany, lives at 517 Brookside Avenue, North 
August, S. C. 

LILLIAN E. STURGIS was married to Dr. 
Edwin H. Updike II last August. They are 
living at 1363 York Avenue, New York 21, 
N. Y. 

JUNE S. SUMNER, of 166 Emerald Bay, 
Laguna Beach, Calif., is executive secre- 
tary to the president of the Bank of La- 
guna Beach. 

JOYE L. TILLEY and Mr. Jack Kenneth 
Greer were united in marriage October 6 
in the Watts Street Baptist Church, Dur- 
ham. They are making their home in the 
Vance Apartments in Durham. 
BETTYE WALL, R.N., B.S.N., and DON- 
ALD WOOD TUCKER, a Duke senior, 
were married September 3 at Bethel Meth- 
odist Church, Chester, S. C. They are liv- 
ing in Durham, while Don is finishing 
school, and Bettye is working in the ob- 
stetrical department at Duke Hospital. 
The marriage of JANE PITTMAN WIL- 
KINS to Mr. David Herbert Thraikill took 
place in The First Presbyterian Church, 
Sanford, N. C., on October 28, 1950, and 
they are making their home at Gooseneck 
Point, Little Silver, N. J. After graduating, 
Jane took a post graduate course at the Uni- 
versity of Oxford, England. Her husband, a 
graduate of Amherst College, returned 
shortly before the wedding from South 
America where he was sent by the Viek 
Chemical Company. 

came Mrs. Charles Scarboro Cooke on Octo- 
ber 21, and is making her home in Wil- 
son, N. C. Dr. Cooke is an alumnus of 
Wake Forest College and Atlanta Southern 
Dental College. 

Paul Bryan, Jr., and is living at 116 Lull- 
water Road, Decatur, Ga. 

'50 *■ 

President : Jane Suggs 

Class Agent: Robert L. Hazel 

The address of ANN CASKEY BROTH- 
is Box 2525, Charleston, W. Va. 
OLIVER LEO BUTNER, JR., whose ad- 
dress is Post Office Box 4918, Duke Station, 
Durham, N. O, is a salesman for the Dur- 
ham Floral Supply Company, Inc. 


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lain to Baptist students at Duke. His home 
is at 321 East Main Street, Durham. 
senior English in the High School of Point 
Pleasant, W. Va. Her address there is 2319 
Jackson Avenue. 

an instructor of wood technology at New 
York State College of Forestry. His ad- 
dress is 139 Haven Road, University 
Heights, Syracuse, N. Y. 
SON is an apprentice cotton classer for 
George H. McFadden and Brothers, Mem- 
phis, Tenn. 

KENNETH EASON, of 306 East Geer 
Street, Durham, is a field auditor for the 
North Carolina Department of Revenue. 
address is 1514 Watch Avenue, Spring- 
field, 111., is working as a vegetation engi- 
neer for Health Tree Service, Inc., of 
Wellesley, Mass. 

ALVAN RAY GILMORE, M.F., is a re- 
search forester in the School of Forestry, 
University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. 
lives at 219 Kershaw Street, Cheraw, S. C, 
is a trainee with the Egmont Manufactur- 
ing Company. 

EMILY A. HELSETH, of 442 28th Street, 
West Palm Beach, Fla., is a clerk in the 
transit department of the First National 
Bank, Palm Beach, Fla. 

of Kinston, N. O, is a professor of political 
science at Davidson College. His mailing 
address is Box 724, Davidson, N. C. 
Eoute No. 1, Hurt, Va., is the address of 
teaching at the Renan High School in Gret- 
na, Va. 

ERT E.) and her husband, who were mar- 
ried June 30, 1950, in Bethany Union 
Church, Beverly Hills, Chicago, 111., are 
living on R. R. No. 3, Hinsdale, Til. Mr. 
Lavey, an alumnus of the University of 
Michigan, is vice-president in charge of 
sales for the King Engineering Corpora- 

DAVID PERRY LOWREY. M.F., is teach- 
ing forestry at Stephen F. Austin State 
College, Nacogdoches, Texas. 
Sumter Street, Shelby, N. C, is business 
administrator of Shelby Hospital. 
dent at Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School, 
and is living at 10848 Longwood Drive, 
Chicago 43, 111. 

textile research chemist with the research 
laboratories of Dan River Mills, Inc., Dan- 
ville, Va. 

WILLIAM G. MARTIN, of 203 Dinwiddie 
Street, Portsmouth, Va., is a representative 
for The American Tobacco Company. 

121 Hester Street, Charleston, S. C, is an 
assistant professor at The Citadel. 
personnel department of the Montgomery 
Employment Bureau in Pittsburgh, Pa. 
His residence address is 356 Lincoln Ave- 
nue, Pittsburgh 2. 

JOHN ANSON MOTE, B.D., is associate 
minister of the Memorial Methodist Church 
of Thomasville, N. O, where he lives at 107 

of 706 College Drive, Anderson, Ind., is pro- 
fessor of theology at Anderson College and 
Theological Seminary. 

LOUIS PAGANI, LL.B., of 3164 Baim- 
bridge Avenue, Bronx 67, N. Y., is a claims 
adjuster with James J. Ward, Inc. 

an instructor of English at Flora Mac- 
donald College, Box 254, Red Springs, N. C. 

CLYDE L. PROPST are living at 2911 
Monroe Avenue, Durham. Frances is teach- 
ing at Edgemont School, and Clyde is a 
student in the Duke Law School. 

DERMONT JAMES REID, B.D., is pastor 
of the Methodist Church in Haw River, 

N. C. 

ROBERT RAY ROUSH, whose address is 
1329 Quarrier Street, Charleston, W. Va., 
is an accountant in the trust department 
of the Charleston National Bank. 

Creston Avenue, Tenafly, N. J., is a recep- 
tionist for International Business Machines, 
50 Broadway, New York City. 

Announcement has been received of the 
marriage of Miss Emily E. Blum, of Elkin, 
N. C, to JAMES H." SMITH, son of J. 
RAYMOND SMITH, '17, of Mt. Airy, N. 
C, on February 24. Jim has been in the 
Army since December. 

haven Drive, Atlanta, Ga., is operator of 
a restaurant at 2991 Peachtree Road, N.E., 
in Atlanta. 

EDNA MARIAN TEFFT, M.Ed., is living 
at 3944 Holman Circle, Cincinnati 36, Ohio, 
and is teaching at the Norwood View 
School in Norwood, Ohio. 

GERALD S. THOMASSON, M.F.. is work- 
ing with the Long-Bell Lumber Company, 
Box 807, R. R. 1, Veneta, Ore. 

C. AUBREY TINGEN is a trainee in the 
production department of Vick Chemical 
Company, Greensboro, N. C, where his ad- 
dress is 120 Kensington Road. 
LEY PROSSER VERNER, who were mar- 
ried August 5, 1950, are living in Apart- 
ment G-2-C University Apartments, Dur- 
ham. John is a medical student at Duke, 
and Sally is a secretary at Duke Hospital. 
A.M., is teaching at Catonsville High 
School in Baltimore, Md., where her address 
is 209 Rosewood Avenue, Baltimore 28. 

Miss Jacquelyn Nichols Word became the 
JR., on September 9 in the Louisburg Meth- 
odist Church, Louisburg, N. C. Mrs. Stall- 
ings is an alumna of Lasalle College in 
Auburndale, Mass. They are living at 1012 
Buchanan Boulevard in Durham, where Tol- 
bert is a student at the Duke Medical 

JAMES WILLIAM WARD, whose address 
is Box 904, Fayetteville, Tenn., is working 
for the Esso Standard Oil Company in Tul- 
lahoma, Tenn. 

alyst and cost accountant for Corning Glass 
Works, Corning, N. Y. His address is 39 
Meadow Brook Apartments, Corning, N. Y. 
at the Nursing School of Yale University. 

'51 » 

FRASER III were married March 17 in 
the Duke University Chapel. They are liv- 
ing at 526 Holloway Street while they are 
completing their senior year at Duke. 

'52 * 

JOAN HENRY PINNIX and Mr. William 
Barnette Garrison, Jr., were married in a 
formal ceremony March 17 in the Main 
Street Methodist Church, Gastonia, N. C. 
They are making their home in Chapel Hill. 
N. C, where Mr. Garrison is attending the 
University of North Carolina. 

'53 > 

Richard Glenn Averette were married Febru- 
ary 4. Juanita is credit interviewer for 
Sears Roebuck and Company, and her hus- 
band, a North Carolina State College alum- 
nus, is paymaster for a construction com- 
pany. Their address is 905 Y 2 Clarendon 
Street, Fayetteville, N. C. 


(Continued from Page 85) 
with a bit of information about the con- 
cert. This was put on the air by three 
stations. Another station used almost 
the entire album in a half hour program 
customarily devoted to classical music. 
On still another station, a disc jockey 
used them each night for several nights 
with information about the concert. (I 
understand some of the boys picked this 
up in Durham.) Then, on my station, we 
used selections from the album as inci- 
dental music on several programs. 

We had a turn-out of probably 700 
for the concert. The boys gave their 
usual wonderful performance, and we 
felt the project was a complete success. 
Thank you very much for coming 
through — as you always do — when we 
needed a bit of help. 


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Dr. John L. Gibson, '00, of Laurin- 

burg, N. C, passed away December 2, 
1950. He had been in declining health 
for some time. 

(MRS. L. L.), '15 

Bybe Rogers Davenport (Mrs. L. L.), 
'15, of Nashville, N. C, died March 14 
at Duke Hospital after an illness of sev- 
eral months. 

Funeral services were held at her home, 
and burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery. 

A native of Durham, Mrs. Davenport 
moved to Nashville in 1914 where she be- 
came a school teacher. She was an active 
member of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church in her home town. 

Surviving are her husband; three chil- 
dren, Mrs. Bybe Dowdy and L. L. Dav- 
enport, Jr., both of Rocky Mount, N. O, 
and Ed Davenport, a law student at the 
University of North Carolina; six grand- 
children; a brother, Wesley Rogers, '19; 
and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Copley and 
Mrs. Henry Rogers, all of Durham. 


Bill attended McCallie School at Chat- 
tanooga, Tenn. He did some postgradu- 
ate work after finishing his undergradu- 
ate work at Duke. 

Survivors include the wife, the former 
Helen Frances Hennis; one daughter, 
Helen Elizabeth Ashby; his parents, Dr. 
and Mrs. Edward C. Ashby; and one 
brother, Edward C. Ashby, Jr. 


Harry Winfield Carter, '20, died at his 
home in Greenville, N. C, on February 
20, after five months of critical illness. 

Funeral services were conducted at the 
chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson and Sons 
Funeral Home, and burial was in Green- 
wood Cemetery. 

Mr. Carter had taught at Elon College, 
Walstonburg and Creswell. In 1927 he 
went to Greenville and worked as a 
printer, later opening Carter's Print 
Shop, which he operated until Septem- 
ber, 1950, when he retired because of ill- 

Surviving are the wife; two sons, 
Harry W. Carter, Jr., a student at V.P.I., 
Blacksburg, Va., and Eugene Carter of 
the U. S. Navy, -now stationed in Africa; 
three daughters, Mrs. B. B. Furr, Jr., 
Hopewell, Va., Jane Woodley Carter, of 
the home, and Mrs. Rollin Justice, Dan- 
ville, Va.; two grandchildren; and a 
sister, Mrs. Ida Hines, Richmond, Va. 

William Clay Ashby, '48, of Mount 

Airy, N. C, died at Martin Memorial 

Hospital on March 1. 

The funeral was held at the home of 

his parents, and burial was in Oakdale 

Duke's Oldest Alumnus Dies at 96 

preme Court of North Carolina in June, 
1879, Col. Abell opened his law office in 
Smithfield and had practiced his profes- 
sion there continuously since that time. 
He was trying cases in the Superior 
Court before he was 21 years old. 

Col. Abell was also active for a time 
in the field of politics. He was mayor 
of Smithfield for three terms, and was 
chairman of the Democratic Executive 
Committee in Johnston County for 16 
years. An outstanding Democrat, he was 
a presidential elector under Grover 
Cleveland, and was a delegate to the 
National Democratic Convention at Bal- 
timore in 1912 when Woodrow Wilson 
was first nominated for president. Until 
recent years he was a biennial delegate 
to the State Convention. He served three 
terms in the State House of Representa- 
tives and two terms in the Senate. 

No one can remember where Mr. Abell 
got the name of "Colonel," because he 
never served in any of the armed forces. 
He thought it might have come from his 
earlier days of active politics. 

At the time of his death, Col. Abell 
was senior partner in the firm of Abell, 
Shephard and Wood. He and his part- 
nership had been counsel for Southern 
Railway in Johnston County for more 
than 60 years and counsel for the At- 
lantic Coast Line Railroad for more than 
half a century. Until his last year CoL 
Abell still went to his office every morn-j 
ing, weather permitting.' 

Col. Abell was an excellent shot when 
he was younger, and was an enthusiastic 
hunter and fisher until his later yearsj 
when he turned to gardening as a hobby. 
He was blessed with perfect health and 
eyesight almost all of his life. 

Mrs. Abell, the former Irene Page of 
Fayetteville, whom Col. Abell married on 
December 17, 1885. passed away just a 
year ago. They had seven children, four 
of whom survive: Marie Stevens (Mrs. 
H. P.), lone George (Mrs. Jerry L.), 
and Edward S. Abell, Jr., all of Smith- 
field; and Jean Israel (Mrs. W. L.) of 
Wilson. Four grandchildren; four great- 
grandchildren ; and two sisters. Mrs. Dan 
Galloway of Fairmont and Mrs. George 
Bissett of New York City, also survive. 


"Colonel" Edward Stanley Abell, '78, 
of Smithfield, N. C, veteran attorney, 
political leader, and oldest living alum- 
nus of Duke University, died April 6 
the day following his 96th birthday. 

Funeral services were conducted at the 
Centenary Methodist Church, of which 
he had been a member for nearly 75 
years, and interment was in Riverside 

Born April 5, 1857, Col. Abell attended 
a free school in Smithfield for two months 
a year until he was 12 years old. He 
then attended a private school in Selma, 
which was taught by Professor J. S. 
Scarborough, who later became State 
Superintendent of Public Instruction. 
Mr. Abell entered Trinity College in Ran- 
dolph County when he was but 16, and 
there studied law under Dr. Braxton 
Craven, president of the college. During 
the summer vacations he studied law 
under his father, the late J. H. Abell, 
who was a successful attorney with of- 
fices in Smithfield. 

The oldest of a family of eight chil- 
dren, Col. Abell could recall the days of 
the Civil War when several battles took 
place not too far from his home. 

Licensed to practice law by the Su- 

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Campus Interviews on Cigarette Tests 

NUMBER 7. . . 


* I may be a 
clown— but 
I'm no fool!" 


.e might be the merry-andrew of the 
marshlands, but lately he's been 
downright glum about these trick cigarette 
mildness tests. Never one to duck facts, he holds 
nothing much can he proved by a sniff of one brand or 
a quick puff from another. Snap judgments can't take 
the place of regular, day-to-day smoking. 
That's why so many smokers are turning to . . . 
The sensible test . . . the 30-Day Camel Mildness Test, which simply 
asks you to try Camels as a steady smoke — on a pack-after- 
pack, day-after-day basis. No snap judgments needed. After 
you've enjoyed Camels— and only Camels— for 30 days in your 
"T-Zone" (T for Throat, T for Taste) , we believe you"ll know why . , . 

More People Smoke Camels 

than any other cigarette! 



May, 1951 

"Joe College" Gives Seniors Send-off 

For 2/ou Proof o/ MILDNESS 

A" with no unoleasant after-ta 

with no unpleasant after-taste 


"When I apply the Standard Tobacco Growers' 
Test to cigarettes, I find Chesterfield is the one 
that smells milder and smokes milder." 

Statement by hundreds of 
Prominent Tobacco Growers. 

For You- PROOF OF 


"Chesterfield is the only cigarette in 
which members of our taste panel found 
no unpleasant after-taste." 

From the report of a well-known 
Industrial Research Organization. 



Copyright 1951, Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. 


(Member of American Alumni Council) 
Published at Durham, N. C, Every Month in the Year in the Interest of the University and the Alumni 

Volume XXXVII 

May, 1951 

Number 5 


Editorials US 

Sons and Daughters 116 

June Exercises End Tear 117 

What Is Duke? 118 

Pledges Ad-opt New Bole 119 

Student Officers 120 

Joe College Week End Revived 121 

Alumni Meetings 122 

Campaign Chairmen 123 

Order Tickets Early 124 

Honor Roll on Press 125 

News of the Alumni 126 

Obituaries 136 

Editor and Business Manager 

Charles A. Dukes, '29 

Managing Editor Roger L. Marshall, '42 

Associate Editor Anne Garrard, '25 

Advertising Manager Thomas D. Donegan 

Layout Editor Euth Mart Brown 

Staff Photographer Jimmy Whitley 

Two Dollars a Year 

20 Cents ^ Copy 

Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Post 

Office at Durham, N. C, Under the Act of 

March 3, 1879. 


The following letters are from Marc Viellet-Lavalee, '20. 

February 1, 1951 
The Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations), 
of which I have been associated for the past four years, is transferring 
its Headquarters to Rome, Italy. I am, therefore, leaving Washington 
to take up residence in Rome but it will take a few weeks before I 
get settled there. I shall send you my new address as soon as possible. 
I had hoped to visit Duke University before leaving, but pressure 
of work has been such that I have not been able to get away from 
Washington. I regret very much missing this opportunity but shall try 
to visit you whenever I may happen to return to the United States. 

April 3, 1951 

Your kind letter of 6th February reached me in Rome about a 
week ago. As you are aware, I left Washington early in February 
and it was almost five weeks before I arrived in Rome, as I spent some 
three weeks in Paris and elsewhere in France. 

I have just rented an apartment and my personal address now is the 
following: Via Guido d'Arezzo 2, Interno 7, Rome, Italy. 

There is, of course, no prospect of my returning to the United 
States in 1951. But when I do go back, I shall certainly do my best 
to visit Duke again. I have very warm feelings for my old Alma 
Mater and all the friends I have there. 

If there is anything I can do here in Rome for Duke alumni who 
happen to come over I shall be only too pleased to help. 

Choir Welcomes Old Members 

Alumni and alumnae who were once members of the Chapel Choir 
will find their same old seats in the choir loft awaiting them whenever 
they return to the campus for a visit. All they have to do is appear 
in time for the final practice just before the Sunday service and they 
may again add their voices to the sacred strains. Student choir mem- 
bers will gladly make room in the choir loft for the returning vocalists. 

With Commencement approaching and summer vacations pending, 
alumni and alumnae are especially invited to take advantage of this 
constant opportunity to become an active member of the college com- 
munity and the Duke Chapel Choir once again. 


A moderate frenzy of fun and foolishness seemed appropriate 
for the period just preceding final exams, especially for the 
seniors, whose undergraduate days of comparative freedom from 
worldly cares are almost over. Joe College Week End filled the 
bill perfectly. Inaugurated before World War II, the event was 
suspended for several years during hostilities and chaos that 
followed. With a vivid sense of drama students lampooned their 
own college fads and customs by elaborately overdoing them. A 
highlight was a parade from West Campus to East Campus, fol- 
lowed by a field day of comedy events. 



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Volume XXXVII 

May, 1951 

Number 5 

About the Campaign 

When the Duke University National Council meets at 
Commencement, a report on the progress of the Develop- 
ment Campaign will be given. Thousands of alumni have 
done an outstanding job of making this undertaking a 

If, however, you have been asked to see some of your fel- 
low alumni and haven't completed your task, please do so 
as soon as possible. If you are not in a community where 
an active personal solicitation for the Development Cam- 
paign is being conducted, don't worry. You will not be 
overlooked. In every section where there is a sufficient 
concentration of alumni, they will be given an oppor- 
tunity, sooner or later, to participate in this program, 
which is so vital to the future of Duke. 

Remember Duke University is counting on every for- 
mer student to make his gift as large as possible, based on 
a three-year commitment. Though we have said this be- 
fore, like the advertisers, once again we repeat, "This is 
the first time in 25 years alumni and friends of the insti- 
tution have been asked to make a capital gift to the 
institution. ' ' The Loyalty Fund and the capital gifts pro- 
gram are one and the same, if the commitment is made 
over a three-year period. The Loyalty Fund is not to be 
discontinued, but will be started again at the end of the 
commitment period for the Development Campaign. 

The student participation completes the entire Univer- 
sity family circle, every division of which is now sharing 
in a magnificent manner. 

One of the finest things that has ever happened on the 
Duke campus has been the volunteer campaign put on by 
the students, among the students, for the Development 

Several weeks ago, representatives of some of the stu- 
dent organizations came to the Alumni Office and re- 
quested permission to share in the Development Campaign. 
They were referred to President Edens, who told them 
that, if the movement among the students was entirely 
voluntary, he would be glad to give his permission. 

The students then invited a representative of every stu- 
dent organization to attend a meeting and hear the Presi- 
dent tell about Duke's present and future. This meeting 
resulted in a campus-wide campaign which has just been 

More than 500 students are preparing letters to be 
mailed to parents and materials for use by solicitation 
committees which will reach every student on the campus. 
The students will contribute whatever the} 7 can, according 
to their ability. In so doing they say to the world at 
large that they are grateful to those people, who, because 
of their interest in the past, have made the institution 
what it is today, and to the alumni and friends and all 
others who are now sharing in this program to make 
Duke's opportunities for service even greater. 

In and Out 

Maj r we remind you that Commencement is June 1, 2, 3, 
and 4, and that, if you haven 't made plans to attend, there 
is still time, provided you hurry. The Special Occasions 
Committee of the National Council has made another 
innovation in the program for returning alumni which 
we believe will meet with universal approval. 

On Saturday evening immediately following the Gen- 
eral Alumni Dinner, the Hoof 'n' Horn Club of Duke 
University will present "Belles and Ballots," its spring 
musical comedy. The Hoof \\ ' Horn Club is a student 
organization that writes, produces, and directs all of its 
own productions. This year, the ingenuity of the students, 
plus their enthusiastic presentations, takes you on a pleas- 
ant trip to the nineties. 

For a number of years the returning alumni have asked 
that they be given an opportunity to see the work of 
some of the student organizations. This year's change in 
program is the result of these requests. 

The admission price to the musical is reasonable, to 
say the least — only $1.00. Not only will the alumni at- 
tending the dinner have an opportunity to see the presen- 
tation, but it will be open to parents of students, students, 
and the general public. In order to reduce expenses seats 
will not be reserved but a special section will be reserved 
for those attending the General Alumni Dinner. We sug- 
gest» therefore, that those planning to attend write the 
Alumni Office immediately for tickets. Alumni are urged 
to give their complete and enthusiastic support to this 
Commencement feature if they wish similar student at- 
tractions presented in the future. 

The golf tournament will be held for the third year. It 
will be sponsored by the Class of '41 with Robert J. 
Montfort as class chairman. Mr. Floyd S. Bennett, our 
No. 1 alumnus, will be in charge of the occasion. Prizes will 
be awarded for faculty, trustee, and alumni participation. 

Classes which have not arranged for representation are 
requested to do so. The tournament is to take place at 
the Hope Valley Country Club Friday afternoon and Sat- 
urday morning. 

Last year the booby prize was won by a score of 135. 
Surely you can beat this. If you can't, we shall expect 
you to win the booby. 

Rooms, at a minimum charge, will be available on the 
campus for parents of students, single alumni, and alumni 
couples. Those desiring to stay in the dormitories should 
make reservations in advance. 


Richard Kent Smurthwaite. Jean Fetherston Smurthwaite, '46. 
P. M. Smurthwaite, B.S.M.E. '45. Kenmore, N. Y. 
Linda Alice Langston. T. Ed Langston, '41. Wadesboro, N. C. 
Thomas David Sales, Jr. Marybelle Adams Sales, '44. Thomas 
David Sales, B.S.C.E. '44. Dr. Rayford Kennedy Adams, '08, Grand- 

Natalie Sullivan Bimel. Alice Booe Bimel (Mrs. Carl, Jr.). '43. 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 

5. Jeffrey Washburn Davis. Hardin King Davis, Jr. Margaret 
Washburn Davis (Mrs. H. K.), '37. Bellerose, N. Y. 

6. Nancy Lee Goldberg. Dorothy Huffman Goldberg, '38. Robert A. 
Goldberg, '40, LL.B. '49. North Conway, N. H. 

7. Georgene Lucy. Shirlev Whitlock Luev (Mrs. C. R.), '47. Warren, 

8. Lucy' Boyd Lemon. Jane Ross Lemon. Mary Marvin Lemon. 
E. Marvin Lemon, '33. Roanoke, Va. 

9. David K. Secrest. Andrew M. Secrest, '44. Laurinburg, X. C. 

Dr. Robert D. Calkins (left), director 
of the General Education Board of 
the Rockefeller Foundation, will de- 
liver the Commencement address on 
Monday, June 4. Dr. Calkins, a noted 
economist, is former dean of the Col- 
lege of Commerce of the University 
of California. A native of Connecti- 
cut, he holds degrees from William 
and Mar.y and Stanford. 

The Reverend Paul Ehrman Scherer 

(right), who will deliver the Bacca- 
laureate Sermon on Sunday, June 3, 
is professor of homiletics at Union 
Theological Seminary, New York City. 
For 25 years he was pastor of Holy 
Trinity Church in New York and is 
one of the nation's most famed 

June Exercises End Another Year 

Another academic year will close with 
Commencement Exercises extended over 
the three-day period between June 2 and 
4, and when degrees have been awarded 
as the finale of the occasion, something 
more than 1,000 young men and women, 
graduates and undergraduates, will move 
into a future even more uncertain than 

This fact, however, has failed notice- 
ably to subdue the high spirits of young- 
men and women about to finish their col- 
lege careers. Seniors are bending to the 
task of preparing for final examinations 
with a little greater intensity. Candi- 
dates for graduate degrees are plugging 
to finish all-important theses. Failure for 
today's students doesn't always mean' an- 
other chance, and present opportunities, 
therefore, cannot be regarded too lightly. 

But despite these serious considerations, 
the campus is rapidly assuming the famil- 
iar jubilant air that invariably heralds 
the Commencement season. And, as usual, 
the senior class prepares to leave the 
University with a sense of triumph and 
achievement tempered by the sadness of 
departure. This sadness is reflected in 
farewell columns in the Chronicle, con- 
versation, and thoughtful expressions of 
faces regarding for the last few times 
such familiar scenes as the Chapel tower, 
the flagstone walks, and the shaggy oaks 
that adorn both campuses. 

Later, however, these students of 1951 
will return to future Commencements to 

refresh old and pleasant memories, recall 
youthful experiences, and revive and 
strengthen the knowledge and sense of 
permanent values that the University im- 
parted during the process of education. 

They will return, just as in 1951 stu- 
dents of other years will return to renew 
their attachment to Duke and to recog- 
nize the role that the University continues 
to play in their lives. 

Many Are Expected 

This year a record breaking number of 
former students are expected to be on 
hand for Commencement Exercises. One 
reason is the stronger interest that alumni 
have taken in University affairs during 
1950-51 through such activities as the 
Development Campaign and already vis- 
ible effects of new programs instituted by 
a still new president. 

To accommodate those who will return, 
to make their visits enjoyable and worth 
while, the University organizations of 
fellow alumni, and Commencement com- 
mittees have cooperated to plan what will 
certainly be one of the greatest Com- 
mencement programs in Duke's history. 

Some e\ents will be especially for 
alumni; some especially for students; but 
most will be for every member, past, 
present, and even future, of the Univer- 
sity community. 

Activities for alumni will begin on Fri- 
day, June 1, with the third annual 
Alumni Golf Tournament at Hope Val- 

ley. The tournament this year is spon- 
sored by the Class of 1941, tenth reunion 
class, and will continue through Satur- 
day morning. Winners will be announced 
at the General Alumni Association meet- 
ing Saturday night. 

The second major event for all return- 
ing alumni will be the annual dinner 
meeting of the General Alumni Asso- 
ciation in West Campus Union, beginning 
at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, June 2. Presid- 
ing will be C. B. Houek, '22, retiring- 
president of the Association. 

Hoof 'n' Horn Show 

Following the Association dinner meet- 
ing the new feature of Commencement 
will be inaugurated. This is a production 
of the Hoof V Horn, student musical 
comedy organization, this year entitled 
'•Belles and Ballots." Alumni who pur- 
chase tickets for the production with their 
Saturday dinner tickets will find a special 
section of seats reserved for them in Page 
Auelitorium. Other than this, there will 
be no reserved seats. 

Reunion Classes 

The classes which are holding reunions 
June 1, 2, and 3 will each have their own 
schedule of special activities. They are 
'01, '10, '11, '12, '26, '35, '36, '37, '41, 
and '49. 

There will also be a number of events 
planned in which all returning alumni 
Will take part. In adelition to the Hoof 
'n' Horn show and the annual alumni 


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golf tournament, the General Alumni 
Dinner will be held Saturday evening, 
June 3. 

Returning alumnae will be guests of 
the Woman's College staff at a coffee 
from 10:30 to 12:00 a.m. Saturday in 
East Duke Building. There will be open 
houses, teas, and many other forms of 
entertainment designed for everyone. 

Accommodations may be secured on 
campus for alumni, alumnae, and their 
families. For further information about 
this, write to the Alumni Office. 


The Class of 1901 will celebrate its 
Golden Anniversary by attending the 
Half Century Club Luncheon on Sunday, 
June 3. At that time, members of 
the class will be inducted into the Club. 

1910, 1911, 1912 

A joint luncheon of the classes of 1910, 
1911, and 1912 will be held on Sunday, 
June 3, followed by an open house at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Brower. 


Class President, Edward L. Cannon, 
and his committees have gone all out to 
plan a fun-packed week end for this year's 
Silver Anniversary Class of 1926. The 
committee in charge of publication has 
prepared biographical sketches of all class 
members. Along with other week end 
activities, the committees in charge of 
local arrangements and of entertainment, 
headed by Benjamin Powell, Durham, and 
Stanton Pickens, Charlotte, respectively, 
have planned a special class dinner Sun- 
day night, and a tea to be held for the 
class and members of the Duke faculty of 
their generation. 

1935, 1936, 1937 

A royal welcome awaits the classes of 
1935, 1936, and 1937. The program is 
packed with action. In addition to the 
schedule of general alumni activities for 
all returning classes, there will be an 
open house Friday evening at the Hope 
Valley Country Club and a picnic on 
Saturday at Smith's Cabin on the Wake 
Forest Highway for the three classes. 


According to reunion chairman R. F. 
(Bob) Long, plans for the tenth year 
reunion of the Class of 1941 are just 
about complete. There'll be a continuous 
program for every interest — a golf tour- 
nament — open houses — cabin parties — 
campus tours — a beach party — in fact 
everything that will make a reunion 

The Class of 1949 will be returning to 
the Duke campus for their first class re- 
union. Betty Bob Walters Walton (Mrs. 
Loring B., Jr.), general chairman, and 

her committee have made plans for a class 
picnic at Gate 7 on Sunday. They promise 
a good time for everyone. The class of 
1949 will also take part in the many other 
activities planned for returning alumni. 

"What Is Duke?" 

The lines below were penned by a member of one of the younger reunion classes 
in contemplation of rejoining his classmates on the campus this June. While the 
author modestly prefers to remain cloaked in classical anonymity, the Register feels 
that his work is worthy of publication at this particular season of the year. 

Reference to Duke is always in the 
present because it lives on in time and 
space through our lives. It is a many- 
sided experience like a gem of many 

rays of light, 
on a foggy night 

facets giving off many 

It is the Chapel 
shrouded in mist and mystery. It is 
the sepulchral and medieval atmos- 
phere, the odor of stone, the roar and 
tinkling whisper of a mighty organ, 
the gothic arch, the swelling anthem's 
praise, and glowing stained glass . . . 
the preacher who anesthetized and the 
preacher who stirred strange and hid- 
den depths. 

It is a memory ... of freshman 
week long, long ago ... of homesick- 
ness, of burning autumn days, the 
struggle of academic discipline, the 
good and the bad professors, room- 
mates, bull-sessions, and the wonder of 
soaring and sordid human nature. 

It is the smell of a sweaty dressing 
room, the thrill of excelling if only 
once in contest, the race run, the panic 
of examination, suspense of postcard 
grades, the football games, and pep 
rallies, the quadrangle riots, the night 
serenades, a rare snow, a goodnight by 
flashing dormitory lights, the spot- 
lights, and gravel drives on East . . . 
a girl . . . the thrill of new friend- 
ship, the profound contact with char- 
acter and wisdom . . . and a dean, the 
good shepherd. 

It is the shared bond of nicknames : 
of "Bishop," "Scrappy," "Suitcase," 
"Nurmi," and "Uncle," and a greeting : 
"hey." It is the remembrance of Negro 
characters on campus ... of Ralph 
and "yo shoes is tumble," of Arch the 
messenger philosopher, Big Bill, con- 
fidant of college presidents, and the 
living relic of heroic Randolph County 
days, the "Old Chief" of the Union. 
It is our keystone cops "Cloud" and 
"Shadow" . . . and the times we 
weren't caught. It is Whitford's office 
and room kevs. 

It is "next gentlemen" in the barber 
shop and "thank you gentleman" at 
the end of lecture. It is help in time 
of trouble, an understanding word and 
a stinging rebuke too . . . the resolve, 
the growth, and in the end, an intan- 
gible development. It is the paradoxes 
of youth . . . worry, loneliness, and 
exhilarating joys. 

It is Durham . . . the Saddle Club, 
Blue Light, Miller's, Bailey's, Rinaldi's, 
the Center, the Carolina, the Astor. . . . 
It is rolling, wooded Piedmont 
hills. ... It is a cabin party and a 
country lane. . . . r It is the loneliness 
of murmuring pines, and the hum and 
stir of city factories. It is gothic tow- 
ers by moonlight and lawns at noontide. 

It is initiation into mysterious 
realms of secret orders . . . and it is a 
crowded and sometimes joyous, some- 
times tragic dance ... a special week- 
end, a special date, a special time. 

It is springtime come as it comes 
nowhere else ... it is a hot June day 
and Commencement, it is a realization 
sometimes too late that these truly 
were the halcyon days, the golden 
years, and this the best of all worlds 
. . . where imperfections glared out 
because of contrast with an otherwise 
perfect whole. 

It is concealed but real pride in say- 
ing "I went to Duke." . . . The spine 
tingling at hearing "Dear Ole Duke" 
after one is "out on life's broad seas." 

It is the shared knowledge of these 
secret ways that set Duke folks apart. 
It is this, that unknowing and un- 
known, is Duke spirit. ... It is this 
that evokes a loyalty and devotion 
that, so nurtured, grows to include the 
cause of liberty and the love of God 
in a barren age of sell-out and treason. 

"These are the things," an alumnus 
says, "that makes these halls hallowed 
for me, that make Duke my school, 
that make it mv alma mater dear." 

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Fraternity Pledges Adopt a New Role 

The sublimation by Greek-letter fra- 
ternities of the pledge-hazing instinct, and 
the redirection of irrepressible energies 
into such projects as constructing a pub- 
lic playground in Durham, performing 
volunteer work in hospitals and painting 
houses for needy families have induced 
commentators to describe Duke's third 
annual Greek Week as epoch-making, in 
a minor way at least. Judging from news- 
paper coverage, editorial comment, the 
reaction of city officials and the evalu- 
ation of the University's own adminis- 
trators, the general opinion seems to be 
that the fraternities are maturing in a 
highly approved manner. 

Greek Week is a planned program of 
fraternity activities of a community wel- 
fare nature, in which pledges participate, 
under the supervision of their brothers- 
to-be, as a part of their fraternity initia- 
tion. Initiated in 1948, the program has 
broadened in scope with each succeeding 

The National Interfraternity Council 
also has placed a definite stamp of appro- 
bation on Greek Week, having adopted 
the program as being expressive of the 
highest fraternity aspirations. Dr. John 
0. Moseley, former president of the Uni- 
versity of Nevada, reporting on Greek 
Week to a recent convocation of the 
National IFC, described it as "the biggest 
step forward since World War II." He 
emphasized three features of the Week: 
first, it is a substitute for "the harmful 
features characteristic of the pre-initi- 
ation period in many schools"; second, 
Greek Week is primarily a local program 
and must be set up by and under the spon- 
sorship of each college or university's 
IFC; and third, its ultimate objective 
is the discovery and development of latent 
talents for leadership in "an uplifting 
and forward looking movement of the 
fraternity system characteristic of its 
true aims and ideals." 

News of the Duke program, centering 
mainly on the labor of 244 pledges work- 
ing three hours each on the playground 
project (the labor was worth about 
$750 at current rates, according to the 
Durham City Recreation Department) 
found space in papers throughout the 
state. Editorial comments were of course 
subjective, ranging from sincerely lauda- 
tory to slightly sarcastic. A Greensboro 
Daily News editorial began by reciting 
the marvels of the modern age and fol- 
lowed with a cursory description of the 
playground job in a second paragraph 

About 250 Duke fraternity pledges bent their collective energy toward making 
a playground from a vacant lot in the Edgemont Community section during 
annual Greek Week activities. A group of them are shown here making the 
backstop for the baseball diamond. 

beginning "But the most astounding of 
all is. . . ." The piece was headed "Won- 
ders Never Cease." 

City Manager R. W. Flack of Durham 
seemed genuinely delighted, and expressed 
the community's gratitude for the "mag- 
nificent job done." Enlarging on this the 
director of the Department of Recreation, 
Mr. C. R. Wood, in addition to volun- 
teering the statistics quoted above, ex- 
pressed the hope that such activities 
would become an annual feature of Greek 
Week. He added that many civic or- 
ganizations had in the past formulated 
similar plans for rehabilitating neglected 
city playgrounds but that never before 
had anyone actually offered to perform 
the pick and rake part of the job. 

The University's Dean of Men is per- 
haps particularly qualified to evaluate 
Greek Week in terms of the reactions of 
the students themselves. He is too ex- 
perienced a man to be misled by super- 
ficial considerations. He understands 
that student projects of this kind can 
hardly be instituted from above; to be at 
all effective they must be in the nature 
of a grassroots movement, since student 

participation is the core of the program, 
with administration guidance the inci- 
dental factor. Dean Robert B. Cox has 
both warm-hearted approval and deep ad- 
miration for the fraternity organizations 
that have made Greek Week a part of 
their theory and practice. In the man- 
ner of a father describing the coming-of- 
age of his sons he remarked, "Yes, they're 
doing all right. They're growing up." 
Equally specific approval has eome from 
the office of the president. Dr. A. Hollis 
Edens expressed his desire, in a letter to 
John 0. Blackburn, president of the 
Interfraternity Council, to compliment 
the Council "for its wise planning." 

"It must be satisfying, indeed, to have 
a part in such an undertaking," Dr. 
Edens wrote, "and I commend each per- 
son participating in the program. . . . 

The boys themselves are proud of the 
new turn of affairs. "It goes to counter- 
act the general impression that fraterni- 
ties are merely frivolous associations," 
one of them remarked. "We feel pretty 
good about it." They are becoming men, 
and are putting away childish things. 


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Student Officers for 1951-52 

Reports of student organizations on 
election of officers for the coming year 
indicate that all sections of the country 
are being drawn on for undergraduate 
leadership at Duke. 

The Men's and Women's Student Gov- 
ernment Associations, the Y.M.C.A. and 
Y.W.C.A., and the Publications Board 
have chosen officers for the 1951-52 
academic year. Names of class officers 
also have been announced. 

Alan Raywid, of Washington, D. C, has 
been elected president of the Men's?' Stu- 
dent Government Association. His fel- 
low officers-elect are Robert Younts, High 
Point, N. C, vice-president; William 
Werber, Jr., College Park, Md., secretary ; 
and Robert Bush, Lenoir, N. C, treas- 

urer. Excepting in the presidential race, 
which Raywid won by a landslide margin, 
the positions were so hotly contested that 
the first balloting of 1,485 student voters 
was inconclusive and runoff elections were 

Class presidents chosen were Dick 
Crowder, High Point, N. C, senior class; 
Richard Sommers, Kingsport, Tenn., 
junior; and Paul Parker, Rockville Cen- 
tre, X. Y., sophomore class. 

Cheerleaders elected were Henry Clark, 
Reidsville, N. C; Kenneth Derrick, Hart- 
ford, Conn.; Robert Trebus, Irvington, 
N. J.; Raeford Gibbs, Asheville, N. C; 
and Richard Farquhar, Monessen, Pa. 

Elections of the Publications Board re- 
sulted in the naming of Ronny Xelson, 

"Devil's Den 

The Student Lounge recently opened 
in the basement of the Woman's College 
Pan-Hellenic House has won the com- 
plete approval of the students. Hand- 
somely panelled and decorated with 
blown-up photos of campus scenes and 
student activities, the room is furnished 
with a soda fountain and a juke box. 
Two of the walls are lined with booths. 
It is designed to supplement the stu- 
dents' recreational facilities. 

An adjoining launderette, where stu- 

" Is Opened 

dents may have their clothes washed 
and dried, is a convenient feature of 
the new arrangement. 

In a Women's Student Government 
Association contest to select a name for 
the new dope shop the girls decided on 
the roguish appellation ''Devil's Den." 
Barbara Wilson, freshman, daughter of 
Tina Fussell Wilson, '21, and L. A. Wil- 
son, L '22, was awarded a prize for sub- 
mitting this name. 

Longmeadow, Mass., as editor-in-chief of 
the 1952 Chanticleer, and James F. 
Young, Havertown, Pa., and George 
Grime, White Plains, N. Y., as business 
manager and editor, respectively, of the 
Archive. Next year's Chronicle staff will 
be headed by Denny Rusinow, St. Peters- 
burg, Fla., editor; Mary Flanders, North 
Weare, N. H., co-ed editor; and Mal- 
colm Crawford, Wilmington, N. C, busi- 
ness manager. 

Chester Hwang, Arlington, Va., is the 
new president of the Engineering Club. 
Class presidents elected in Engineering 
College polling were Glen Marlin, Stroth- 
ers, 0., senior class; Lyle Connor, Pem- 
broke, Mass., junior class; and George 
Gerber. Arlington, Va., sophomore class. 
S.G.A. representative is George Marsden, 
of New Rochelle, N. Y. New Divinity 
School officers are Robert Regan, Pine 
Bluff, N. C, president; Joseph Warner, 
Greensboro, N. C, vice-president; Clif- 
ford East, Richmond, Va., treasurer; and 
Douglas Shepherd, Huntington, W. Va., 

On the women's campus Thelma Stev- 
ens of Jacksonville, Fla., was chosen 
W.S.G.A. president, with Fay Cobb of 
Park Ridge, 111., as vice-president. Other 
officers are Barbara Seaburg, Tenafly, 
N. J., executive secretary; Ann Gunder- 
son, East Orange, N. J., treasurer; Mary 
Bryson, Durham, assistant treasurer; 
Dorothy Platte, Upper Montclair, N. J., 
junior class representative; and Audrey 
Earle, Durham, sophomore class repre- 

Co-eds elected to the three top chair- 
manships are Joan Ingwersen, Middle- 
town, 0., Judicial Board; Nancy Runyan, 
Washington, D. C, Social Standards; and 
Molly Bixby, Detroit, Mich., Freshman 
Advisory Council. Marjorie Pettit, of 
Washington, was elected Judicial Board 

Hester Hough, Ft. Myers, Fla., was 
elected president of the Duke Y.W.C.A. 
In a heavy vote Robert Windom, of St. 
Petersburg, Fla., won the Y.M.C.A. presi- 
dential race. John Carey, of Ft. Wayne, 
Ind., was elected vice-president and Law- 
rence T. Bowles, Garden City, L. I., de- 
feated his competitor for the post of 
secretary. The students chose Ray Am- 
merman. Lakeland, Fla., as treasurer. A 
new board of directors includes faculty 
members Dean W. C. Archie, Dean R. B. 
Cox, Coach Jack Coombs, Dr. Edmund 
Perry, Dr. H. S. Roberts, A. C. Jor- 
dan, E. B. Weatherspoon, and J. Foster 

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College men in short pants and golf caps, and coeds in full skirts and peasant 
blouses joined in a colorful parade held during Joe College Week End. As 
pictured here, some of them added a touch of old to the newly established week 
end of fun as they burlesqued the life of college students. 

"Joe College Week End" Is Revived 

Washington College) and a track meet 
(Duke-N. C. State). Duke teams, ex- 
hibiting a splendid dramatic sense, won 
all three. Evening brought the Shoe and 
Slipper Spring Formal with music by 
Les Brown, '35, and his band at the In- 
door Stadium. 

One of the more lovable roles of a lov- 
able screen comedian was the portrayal 
of "The Freshman" by Harold Lloyd. 
The emotional extravagances of college 
social life were set off in poignant con- 
trast to the rather serious business of 
getting an education. The same note was 
struck last month as a gay serpentine 
procession of festooned cars wended east- 
ward from the main Duke quadrangle, 
bristling with arms and legs and oddly 
costumed torsos, on the opening day of 
Joe College Week End. The arms and 
legs tumbled out and spread over East 
Campus, patterned themselves into line- 
ups for absurd field day events, tossed 
strange kites to the April breeze, paraded 
past the women's dormitories and formed 
multitudinous judgments of the decorative 
displays fluttering from windows and 
balconies or set up on lawns. Textbooks 
were safely stowed away between classes; 
no serious thought intruded. For three 
days students gave themselves whole- 
heartedly to the lampooning of the col- 
lege fads and fashions whose easy yoke 
they bear. 

The annual celebration, revived from 
pre-war days, had begun Thursday eve- 
ning with the opening performance of 
the Hoof V Horn Club musical comedy 
"Belles and Ballots." The costume parade 
on Friday was preceded by a picnic lunch 
and followed by a picnic supper and an- 
other "Belles and Ballots" performance. 
An informal dance in the Indoor Stadium 
ended the day. 

The festivities on Saturday, the third 
day, began with a picnic lunch and con- 
cert on West Campus. Afternoon hours 
were whiled away with baseball and 
lacrosse games (Duke-C. X. C, Duke- 

On Sunday morning the Chapel serv- 
ices became a part of Joe College Week 
End, with gaiety temporarily suspended. 
Fraternities held picnic lunches under a 
now threatening sky, but the week end's 
purpose had been accomplished, and a 
mere spring shower could not change that. 

Students Donate Blood 
To Aid Korean Struggle 

An emergency appeal for whole blood 
to be flown to Korea met a quick response 
on the Duke campus when 545 students 
and administration officials contributed 
blood to the Durham Chapter of the 
American Red Cross. The goal had been 
only 400 pints. 

A student committee, headed by James 
R. Solomon, senior from Fort Wayne, 
Ind., chairman, moved quickly to line up 
pledges. All students were contacted, 
and letters were sent to the homes of 
students under 21 years of age who 
needed parental permission to donate. 

The blood was collected in the West 
Campus Union and was flown the same 
day to Korea, where the need for whole 
blood has been reported dangerously 

Duke's Men's Glee Club on TV 

The Duke University Men's Glee Club 
appeared on a television show for the 
first time with the Perry Como Chester- 
field Hour on WCBS-TV from New York 
City on April 2. A photograph, taken 
just before the TV show began, is shown 

The group also sang on an NBC broad- 
cast from New York and gave a concert 
at the Savoy Plaza Hotel. 

The Glee Club recently completed a 
very successful season after a northern 

and a southern tour which took them to 
15 cities. They also made several special 
appearances in North Carolina. It was 
the 24th Glee Club season for J. Foster 
(Bishop) Barnes, director. 

Two coeds appeared on the tour for the 
first time as guest soloists. Mrs. Barnes 
accompanied the girls on the tour. Forty- 
two singers and two accompanists went 
on the 1951 tour. They were chosen from 
the much larger group that makes up the 
regular Men's Glee Club. 


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Alumni Local Meetings 

Buffalo, N. Y. 

Dan Hill, '39, line coach at Duke, gave 
an illustrated lecture after the dinner 
meeting held by the Duke University 
Alumni Association of Western New 
York in April. Students planning to en- 
ter Duke next fall and parents of present 
students, as well as several local person- 
alities in the sports world, were invited 
,to attend. Mr. Hill was introduced by 
the president of the association, Marvin 
A. Eapp, A.M. '40, Ph.D. '48. 

John K. Hill, '44, and Mrs. Hill were 
co-chairmen for the evening, and John F. 
Cree, '39, and Mrs. Gree were chairmen 
for the reception. Responsible for ar- 
rangements were William F. Shirley, II, 
'40, and Jean Metz Shirley, '41. Mrs. 
Oliver J. Bateman, Jr., wife of Oliver 
Bateman, Jr., M.D. '40, was chairman for 

Forsyth County 

Officers elected to serve during the com- 
ing year for the Forsyth County Duke 
Alumni Association are : Luther Williams, 
'36, president ; Jerry Marion, Jr., '35, vice- 
president; Sid Gulledge, Jr., B.S.M.E. 
'43, secretary-treasurer; and DeWitt 
Cromer, '50, alumnae representative. 

Cleveland, Ohio 

An informal reception and dance was 
held by the Cleveland Duke Alumni Asso- 
ciation for members of the Duke Glee 
Club following their concert at the Towne 
Club on Prospect Avenue in Cleveland on 
March 23. 

Members of the Glee Club were guests 
of alumni in their homes during their 
visit. The students felt that the Cleve- 
land audience was one of the friendliest 
they had ever performed for. 

Jane Grant Koch (Mrs. George B.), 
'42, was head of the social committee 
which planned the party. William H. 
Slocum, '43, and Roland Russo, B.S.E.E. 
'38, were co-chairmen in charge of ar- 
rangements. Thomas 0. Matia, '47, is 
president of the association. 

N. C. Education Association 

At the 67th annual meeting of the 
North Carolina Education Association 
held in Asheville during the month of 
April, A. B. Gibson, '26, of Laurinburg 
was named president for the coming year 
without opposition. Mr. Gibson is a past 
vice-president of the Association. 

Dr. Benjamin Guy Childs, professor of 
education at Duke, took part in a panel 
discussion on "Teacher Education in 
North Carolina Today'' held before the 
Association's Higher Education Division. 
Duke alumni who were members of the 
panel were Elsie Smith, '33, A.M. '40, of 
the Durham city schools, secretary of the 
Art Division; and Ruby Williams, A.M. 
'43, science teacher at Durham High 

A breakfast was held by the Duke 
alumni of the North Carolina Education 
Association during the annual N.C.E.A. 
meeting, in the Victory Room of the 
Hotel George Yanderbilt in Asheville. 

Shown at a meeting of the Philadelphia Duke Alumni Association executive 
committee held this spring at the home of J. Ira Moore, '36, are : left (left 
to right), Mrs. Ira Moore; Martha Permenter Gerber (Mrs. Gordon), '45; 
Marie Coma Heller (Mrs. George H.), '42; Elizabeth Hunter, '48; Ann 
Shirley (Nancy) Hunter, '46, corresponding secretary; front row, Margaretta 
Aeugle, '44, secretary; and Novella Murray Snyder (Mrs. Thoburn R.),- '44. 
Right, admiring Ira's art collection are (left to right), Dewey Robbins, '25, 
vice-president ; Ira Moore ; Gordon Gerber, '43, treasurer ; and Robert Morris, 

New officers were elected to serve for the 
coming year. B. L. Smith, '16, A.M. '37, 
superintendent of the Greensboro schools, 
is president. Other officers are Dr. Sam 
Holton, '21, president of Louisburg Col- 
lege, vice-president; and Everett Spikes, 
'24, M.Ed. '34, superintendent of schools 
in Burlington, secretary-treasurer. 

Dr. Paul Clyde, director of the Duke 
Summer Session, was guest speaker at 
the breakfast meeting. 

First Alumnus to Become 
A Brigadier General 

Robert F. Sink, '26, of Lexington, N. 
C, was recently promoted in Korea from 
Colonel to Brigadier General. He is the 
first Duke alumnus to receive that rank. 

Brig. Gen. Sink is now assistant com- 
mander of the Seventh Division, which 
has been very active in the Korean War. 

An officer in the famed 101st Airborne 
Division during World War II, he holds 
many medals and honors, including cita- 
tions from the Belgian, French and 
Dutch governments. 

Brig. Gen. Sink, who was graduated 
from West Point, comes from a Duke 
family. Four brothers and a sister are 
Duke alumni: J. David Sink, '22, de- 
ceased; Charles Varner Sink, '29; Joe 
S. Sink, '33; Fred O. Sink, Jr., '45; and 
Rachel Sink Philpott (Mrs. J. Robert), 

Dan Edwards Accepts Post 
In Department of Defense 

Dan K. Edwards, '35, has left his job 
as Mayor of Durham to take the post of 
Assistant Secretary of Defense, to which 
he was appointed by President Truman. 
He was chosen largely on the basis of 
the Defense Department's evaluation of 
his record in World War II and his 
activities in the North Carolina National 
Guard. As Assistant Secretary of De- 
fense he will be in charge of handling 
legislation for the Defense Department 
before Congress. 

The 37-year-old Durham lawyer served 
in the Army during the war, winning 
the Distinguished Service Cross, the Sil- 
ver Star, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf 
Cluster, the Air Medal, the Combat In- 
fantry Badge, and the Purple Heart. He 
achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel 
and served as aide to General Robert 
Eichelberger in the Pacific Theater of 

In 1947 he was elected Commander of 
the Durham Post of the Veterans of For- 
eign Wars. In the North Carolina 

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George Watts Hill 
City of Durham 

C. B. Houck, '22 
Southwest Virginia 

John Van Hanford, '43 
N. C. District No. 4 

John Meyers, '31 
Boston, Mass., Area 

Campaign Chairmen Above are 

four more alumni and friends of Duke 
who have served, or are serving, as chair- 
men of local campaigns for the Duke 
University Development Campaign. Mr. 
Hill headed last winter's drive in Dur- 
ham among friends and business firms — 
a drive which produced more than 
$240,000 for the creation of a student 
activities center. Mr. Houck, president 
of the General Alumni Association and 

first member of the "Duke 100'' group, 
is directing the campaign in and around 
Roanoke, Va. Mr. Van Hanford heads 
the region of North Carolina around 
Salisbury and Mr. Meyers is organizing 
the Boston area campaign. These four 
make a total of 30 chairmen whose photos 
have been in the Register. A few chair- 
men have not yet appeared, but addi- 
tional photos will be published when they 
become available. It is through these 

men and women, and the alumni and 
alumnae and friends of Duke that they 
select to help them in their campaign 
areas, that the University has been able 
to make such a vigorous effort toward 
strengthening its resources and intensi- 
fying its programs. Just what has been 
accomplished during the past year through 
the Development Campaign will be an- 
nounced in detail at Commencement and 
will be reviewed in the June Register. 

National Guard he commands the First 
Battalion of the 119th Infantry, holding 
the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Active 
in politics for many years, he represented 
Durham County in the 1947 and 1949 
sessions of the North Carolina General 
Assembly. In the latter year he entered 
the Durham mayoralty race and defeated 
his opponent by 2,000 votes. 

The new Assistant Secretary of De- 
fense is a native son of Durham. He was 
born February 17, 1914, the son of 
Charles W. and Eva Marie Kramer Ed- 
wards. His father, a member of the 
Class of '94, was for many years a pro- 
fessor in the Duke Physics Department. 
After graduating from Duke Dan Ed- 
wards attended Harvard Law School. In 
1941 he married Mary Partin, and they 
have four children, Katherine Leroy, 
Daniel K., Jr., Claire Egan and Jane 
Harrison Edwards. 

He is a member of the American Bar 
Association and the North Carolina State 
Bar Association, a past president of the 
Durham Civitan Club and former chair- 
man of the Durham County Chapter, 
American Red Cross. He is the author 
of "Amphibious Operations" and "The 
Use of Government Centralization in 
North Carolina." 

First AF Woman Doctor 
Is a Graduate of Duke 

Dorothy Armstrong Elias, M.D. '46, is 
the first woman doctor in the United 
States Air Force Medical Corps. 

The oath of office was administered to 
her on March 14 by Brigadier General 
Edward J. Kendricks, director of staffing 
and education for the Air Force Medical 
Service, at special ceremonies held in 
Air Force headquarters in the Pentagon 
Building, Washington, D. C. 

Dr. Elias will hold a captain's com- 
mission in the United States Air Force 
Reserve Medical Corps. The ranks of 
medical officers have been open to women 
since last September, but she is the first 
to be accepted. She is a specialist in ob- 
stetrics and gynecology and has been 
assigned to the Air Force Indoctrination 
Center at Sampson Air Force Base, 
Seneca, N. Y. 

The wife of a surgeon, Dr. William 
Shibley Elias, of Washington, D. C, who 
is now resident physician and surgeon, 
Virginia Hospital, Martinsburg, W. Va., 
she is a native of Port Arthur, Ontario. 
Before entering the Duke Medical School, 
Dr. Elias did her undergraduate work at 
Tufts College and was for three years a 
registered nurse at the Port Arthur Gen- 

Dr. Elias being sworn in as first Air 
Force woman doctor. 

eral Hospital. She served as interne at 
Mallory Institute, Boston, Mass., acd 
George Washington University Hospital, 
Washington, D. C. She has held staff 
and resident physician positions as ob- 
stetrician and gynecologist at Women's 
Free Hospital, Brookline, Mass., and for 
the past year has held a residency at 
Prince George's General Hospital, Chev- 
erly, Md. She previously served a year 
as a senior assistant surgeon in the 
United States Public Health Service. 


[ Page. 123 ] 

Devils' New T Is Attracting Notice 

Order Tickets Early for Best of Seats 

Duke Athletic Director Eddie Cameron 
has announced that orders are now being- 
accepted for season tickets to Duke's four 
home games next fall with N. C. State, 
October 13; Virginia, October 27, Home- 
coming; Wake Forest, November 10, and 
North Carolina, November 24. 

The season books are priced at $14.00 
each, and ten cents should be added to 
the cost of the entire order for insured 
mailing. Orders should be addressed to 
the Business Manager, Duke Athletic 
Association, Duke Station, Durham, N. C. 
They will be filled as soon as tickets go 
on sale this summer. Alumni are advised 
to order now to be sure of good seats for 
the games. 

Seven weeks of spring football practice 
closed recently with the first annual Blue- 
White game between the varsity and a 
group of former Blue Devils headed by 
Bill Cox, last year's captain and the 
greatest passer in Duke history. The 
"old timers" made a good game of it for 
some 4,000 fans before bowing to the 
varsity 21-7. 

Charlie Smith and Gerald Mozmgo, a 
couple of subs from lasf year, along with 
sophomore Jack Kistler and 1950 subs 
Byrd Looper and Lloyd Caudle -provided 
most of the offensive fireworks for the 
varsity. Charlie Smith got away on the 
longest run of the day, a 38-yard jaunt 
to the varsity's third touchdown. g 

Here is a general view of the prospects 
for next fall as carried in a spring foot- 
ball booklet prepared by the Office of 
Athletic Information of the Department 
of Athletics : 

"Duke University will switch from the 
age-old single wing to the Split-T under 
new coach William D. (Bill) Murray this 
fall, and Murray is the first one to advise 
over-enthusiastic Blue Devil followers to 
expect no miracles. 

" 'You simply cannot change systems 
in a matter of months and expect the 
new one to work without any flaws,' 
Coach Murray said. 'We must have time 
to develop it. We have had only seven 
weeks and nmch-mueh-work remains to 
be done. I am pleased with the spirit of 
the squad.' 

"The Blue Devils face a tough 10-ganie 
schedule with the first three games — 
South Carolina, Pittsburgh and Ten- 
nessee^ — all awav from home. 

"Coach Murray, the new mentor, 
worked this spring on two main things: 

1. Familiarizing himself "with the 


2. Familiarizing the squad with the 


"Practically all of the time was spent 
on offense with some work being done on 
defense the last two weeks of spring 
maneuvers. Early scrimmage sessions 
were highly satisfactory to Coach Mur- 
ray as the boys apparently took to the 
Split-T with great speed. 

"Things slowed down a bit later on, 
however, and Coach Murray was not com- 

pletely satisfied with the way the team 
looked in the final scrimmage session of 
the spring when they had a struggle 
beating a group of seniors from last 
year's squad, 21-7. The seniors gained 
much ground with their single wing at- 
tack which featured the passing of Billy 
Cox, star of last year's outfit. 

"In a nutshell, Duke is expected to 
win some this fall, and may lose some. 
The backs, ends and centers appear to 
be well-manned on offense, but much 
work remains to be done to replace the 
men who played at the guards and tackles 
last year and on the entire defensive set 

Spring Teams Hold Victory Paces 

It has been a cheerful spring for fol- 
lowers of Blue Devil teams. Without ex- 
ception, spring athletic aggregations have 
done exceedingly well in their respective 

Most outstanding have been the lacrosse 
and golf crews, each of which has en- 
dured but a single defeat this season, and 
that only recently. 

For a while the lacrosse team could con- 
sider itself as ranking either No. 1 or 
No. 2 in the nation. A recent 9 to 7 
victory over Johns Hopkins, perennial na- 
tional champs, climaxed a victory skein 
of six games, and placed the Devils on 
the summit of the national standings. The 
win-streak, however, was finally broken 
by the University of Virginia who won 
by a score of 11 to 10. 

Top performers for the stickmen of 
Coach Jack Persons have been Rod Boyce, 
Brook Cottman, Fred Eisenbrandt, and 
goalie Don Bafford. 

In golf, Duke squeezed out its 14th 
straight victory over U.N.C.'s Tarheels, 
and in doing so handed the neighboring 
linksmen their first defeat in 14 matches 
this year. In this particular match, staged 
at Hope Valley, the Tarheel's captain, 
Frank Brooks, fired a phenomenal 63 for 
the eighteen holes to shatter the course 
record — but not enough to vanquish the 
Blue Devils. 

The Tarheels came back in a return 
match, however, to hand the linksmen 
their lone defeat of the season. After- 

wards, the Devils went on to take the 
Southern Conference Tournament. 

Leading golfers are co-captains Mike 
Souchak and Louis McLennan and Henry 

The tennis team has pounded out 13 
victories in 15 matches, losing only to 
North Carolina and Rollins. 

Tennis captain is John Ross and top 
stars are basketballer Kes Deimling, Hal 
Lipton, Jack Warmath, John Tapley, and 
Norm Schellenger. 

Duke's cindermen have not lagged be- 
hind their colleagues on other fields. Right 
now they can boast a record of four wins 
against two losses — to Navy and U. N. C. 
— and one tie — Princeton. 

After defeating Carolina in an early 
match, they lost by a close 61-70 score 
in a return engagement when star Henry 
Poss couldn't participate due to a leg 

Top performers for Duke's outstand- 
ing track aggregation thus far have been 
runners Henry Poss, Tommy Reeves, 
Captain John "Buddy" Grisso, John 
Tate, Billy Anderson, Dick Sykes, Jim 
Chamberlain and Art Loub, plus field 
men James "Tank" Lawrence, John Con- 
ner, Carl James and Frank Nichols. 


Coach Jack Coombs began the current 
baseball season smiling broadly, as his 
sophomore-studded nine slammed out 
early victories over strong opponents, 

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losing but two of the first 10 games. 
Both of these losses were due to bobbles 
brought about by inexperience in key 
positions. This same trouble plagued 
the Big Blue during the mid-season cam- 
paigns and, currently, the team holds 
second place in the Southern Division of 
the conference standings with a record, for 
the season, of 14 wins and eight losses in 
and out of conference play. 

With an infield consisting of Bill Wer- 
ber, sophomore son of a former Duke and 
major league great, on first ; Bill Ber- 
geron, senior from Greenwich, Conn., on 
second; Dick Groat, junior basketball 
All- America at short; and Tom Powers, 
last fall's gridiron wingback, at third, the 
Devils can boast of one of the best in- 
fields in collegiate baseball. The pitching 
staff, headed by Joe Lewis, Frank Graham 
and Bob Davis is strong throughout, while 

an outfield of Dick Johnson, John Gib- 
bons, and John Carroll adds to the team's 
potent hitting strength. 

Almost without exception, the early 
losses sustained by the Coombsmen this 
season resulted from a sporadic defense 
which lagged at crucial moments in major 
games. Such procedures have caused 
Coach Jack, a thorough-going perfection- 
ist, to tear at his hair in agony. More 
recently it has been weak pitching that 
has lost ball games. The Coach, how- 
ever, can consider next season's pros- 
pects with grinning optimism, because 
his youthful performers by then will 
have been seasoned in competitions, and, 
barring military demands upon athletic 
manpower, will return for new glory. 

Meanwhile, the men of the diamond 
have not done bad at all this year — not 
bad at all. 

Wake Forest Chooses 
Tom Rogers to Coach 

Thomas Tinsley Rogers, '35, was "one 
of the best ends ever to play at Duke 
University," according to the Wake For- 
est College Alumni News. It is no won- 
der that they admit this fact, for Tom 
Rogers has succeeded fiery D. C. "Pea- 
head" Walker as head football coach at 
Wake Forest. 

He has been line coach at the Baptist 

school for the greater part of the time 

since he was a student at Duke, and took 

over the top coaching post when Mr. 

(Continued on Page 136) 

How Alumni Are 

Supporting the 

Development Campaign 

Shown below are the average of 
gifts to May 10 of the first 1,834 
alumni to subscribe to the $8,650,000 
Development Campaign. The over-all 
average of gifts for Trinity College 
classes is $288, for the graduate schools 
$96. They range as follows : 


Class Range 











Graduate Seliool 




Arts and Sciences 








Development Campaign 

Honor Roll of Donors on 

Press; 2,000 Names 

To Be Listed 

The first compilation of the Honor 
Roll of donors to the Duke Develop- 
ment Campaign is now on the press. 
It will include over 2,000 names of 
alumni, trustees, Durham City sub- 
scribers and friends of the University 
whose gifts had been received and 
recorded up to May 10th. 

On that date, a total of $1,220,127.57 
had been subscribed in cash and signed 
pledges toward the $3,000,000 needed 
as a minimum to match $3,000,000 
promised by the Rockefeller-sponsored 
General Education Board and an 
anonymous donor. This $1,220,127.57, 
with "the $2,087,646.25 subscribed dur- 
ing 1949-50 (and not available for 
matching) and the $3,000,000 "prom- 
ised," makes a grand total of $6,307,- 
773.82 in sight toward the $8,650,000 
Development Campaign goal. 

The Honor Roll, printed as an ad- 
vance proof, will not include the names 
of the 565 members of the faculty and 
administrative staff nor the 500 stu- 
dents who had made gifts up to May 
10. The Student Campaign was 
launched on May 2. In the first eight 
days, over one-tenth of the student body 
had contributed. The campaign was 
continuing as this issue went to press. 

A progress report on the over-all 
campaign will be made to the Duke 
National Council on Saturday after- 
noon, June 2, by B. F. Few, '15, Na- 
tional Chairman and University Trus- 
tee. An average of $35,000 a week 
was sent in by local committees during 
April. This increased to $45,000 in 
the first ten days of May as the end of 
the intensive campaign period on June 
30 approached. 

The Honor Roll, showing the names 
of donors by regions, will be mailed 
out over Commencement week end to 
all alumni except those in a few areas 
where the campaign is not yet organ- 
ized. The flyer will include a listing, 
by class groups and graduate schools, 
of average gifts made by alumni up 
to May 1st. This shows proportionate 
giving — and generous giving, too — and 
demonstrates that alumni are giving 
substantially to the Development drive. 
These average gifts are shown (in the 
adjoining column). 


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Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 


(April 1951) 

Noni Lunsford Zabel (Mrs. Roy A.), '40, 

Sioux Falls, S. D. 
James E. Satterfield, '42, San Salvador, El 

Salvador, C. A. 
George B. Ehlhardt, B.C. '46, Brevard, N. C. 
William A. Bobb, '46, New York, N. Y. 
Sara Dashiell Stark (Mrs. R. W.), '23, 

Greenville, N. C. 
James G.. (Dumpy) Alexander, '43, Virginia 

Beach, Va. 
Margaret Franck Credle (Mrs. Wm. S.), '36, 

Burlington, N. C. 
Mary Taylor Long (Mrs. R. F.), '43, Ra- 
leigh, N. C. 
Robert F. Long, '41, Ealeigh, N. C. 
Loring S. Jones, Jr., '50, Cleveland, Ohio. 
Richard V. Landis, '49, Atlanta, Ga. 
William S. Hodde, '36, Pomfret Center, 

Fred H. Shipp, Jr., '26, New Bern, N. C. 
James R. Buckle, '44, Charleston, W. Va. 
Lt. James Jackson Hutson, '42, M.D. '44, 

Brunswick, Maine. 
Miriam Hickman Hutson (Mrs. J. J.), '45, 

Brunswick, Maine. 
Ed A. Sargent, '42, Montclair, N. J. 
Frankie Elberfeld Sargent (Mrs. E. A.), 

'43, Montclair, N. J. 

Adie Barthen Ward (Mrs. R. L.), '49, Biver 

Edge, N. J. 
Robert Lee Ward, '49, River Edge, N. J. 
W. A. Underwood, III, '54, Camp Lejeune, 

N. C. 
John C. Harmon, Jr., '31, LL.B. '35, Madi- 
son, N. J. 
Mary Ruth Lake, B.S. '49, Durham, N. C. 
J. Robert Regan, Jr., '49, Durham, N. C. 
Henry Bizzell, '49, Durham, N. C. 
Nancy Kester, '49, Winston-Salem, N. C. 
Betty Bob Walters Walton (Mrs. L. B.), 

'49, Greensboro, N. C. 
Loring B. Walton, '49, Greensboro, N. C. 
Delford L. Stiekel, '49, Durham, N. C. 
Jim E. Gibson, Jr., '50, Winston-Salem, 

N. C. 
Robert H. Daugherty, B.S.E.E. '37, Valley 

Stream, N. Y. 
C. Leon Gibbs, '49, Charlotte, N. C. 
James L. Hamilton, Jr., B.S.E.E. '50, Hol- 

den, W. Va. 
Henry L. Cranford, B.S.E.E. '49, Charlotte, 

N. C. 
Faj- Finley, '50, Roanoke, Va. 
Warren Blackard Meadows (Mrs. A. TJ., 

Jr.), '48, Kingsport, Tenn. 

Classes holding reunions at Commence- 
ment, 1951, will be as follows: '01, '10, '11, 
'12, '26, '35, '36, '37, '41, '49. 

'08 - — 

been a neuropsychiatrist ever since he fin- 
ished his internship in 1915. Certified in 
both psychiatry and neurology by the Ameri- 
can Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, he 
practiced in New Jersey and also served as 
consulting psychiatrist and neurologist to 
the New York Post Graduate Medical School 
until his retirement in 1946 when he re- 
turned to North Carolina. Soon tiring of 
doing nothing Dr. Adams was glad to 
accept the position of assistant superintend- 
ent of the N. C. State Hospital at Morgan- 
ton which institution was badly in need of 
psychiatrists. Dr. Adams is the grand- 
father of young Tommy Sales whose picture 
is on the Sons and Daughters Page this 

'19 » 

President : Lt. Col. Hugh L. Caviness 
Class Agent: Philip S. MeMullan 
DWIGHT W. LAMBE, whose address is 
802 Orange Park Avenue, Lakeland, Fla., 

has recently been promoted from assistant 
vice-president to vice-president of the Peo- 
ples Savings Bank in Lakeland. 

'23 - — 

President : Bryee R. Holt 

Class Agent: Dr. H. C. Sprinkle, Jr. 
FLORENCE C. HARRIS, '23, A.M. '31, is 
a member of the Community Division Field 
Staff of the Young Women's Christian Asso- 
ciation in the Southern Region, with head- 
quarters in Atlanta, Ga. Prior to her work 
with the office in Atlanta, she served as 
executive director of the Y.W.C.A. in San 
Antonio, Texas, director of the Y.W.-U.S.O. 
in Pensaeola, Fla., and industrial and edu- 
cation secretary with the Nashville, Tenn., 

'24 := 

President : James R. Simpson 
Class Agent: John B. Harris 

GEORGE FINCH, who is vice-president and 
treasurer of the Thomasville Chair Com- 
pany, Thomasville, Ga., and his brother, 
Doak Finch, an alumnus of State College 
and president of the company, have been 
with the Thomasville Companj- for 25 years. 
The first of the year they were honor guests 

at a dinner given by the company and were 
presented gold watches. BROWN FINCH, 
son of Mr. George Finch, is a junior at 
Duke and his daughter, Emily, now a stu- 
dent at Salem Academy, will enter the Wom- 
an's College in September. 


President: Marshall I. Pickens 
Class Agents: Joseph C. Whisnant, W. F. 
Young, Jr. 

PERT T.) is very proud of her older son, 
Robert Andrew Pickens, better known as 
''Andy," who was one of the nine success- 
ful candidates for Angier Duke Scholar- 
ships in the contests which ended on the 
Duke campus recently. "Andy" expects to 
enter Duke at the beginning of the first 
summer session. Ida, who teaches in the 
High Point schools, has one other son, 
Rupert, II. They live at 731 Florham 
Avenue in High Point, N. C. 

'26 > 

Silver Anniversary: Commencement, 1951 

President: Edward L. Cannon 
Class Agent: George P. Harris 

ciated with GRAINGER PIERCE in the 
practice of law at 1104 Johnston Building 
in Charlotte, N. C. There are four children 
in the Blakeney family: Henrietta R., 8, 
Virginia Claire, 6, Betty, 4, and Whiteford, 
Jr., just a few months old. Mrs. Blakeney 
is the former Henrietta Redfern. 
commercial manager of the Yonkers office of 
the New York Telephone Company and takes 
an active part in church and civic organiza- 
tions. He and Mrs. CaldweD, the former 
Rachel Highsmith, and their three children, 
Garah B., Ill, 8, Dinson A., 5, and Ann 
White, 12, live at 38 Hillside Road, Dobbs 
Ferry, N. Y. 

DR. W. FRANK CRAVEN, '26, A.M. '27, 
whose address is 96 Jefferson Road, Prince- 
ton, N. J., teaches at Princeton University. 
He served in the Army Air Forces as a lieu- 
tenant colonel from 1943 to 1946. Among 
the books Frank has written are The Dis- 
solution of the Virginia Company, An Intro- 
duction to the History of Bermuda, The 
Southern Colonies of the Seventeenth Cen- 
tury, and The Army Air Forces in World 
War II, an official history planned in seven 
volumes of which three have been pub- 
lished to date. He and Mrs. Craven, the 
former Helen McDaniel, have two daughters, 
Nancy Elizabeth, 12, and Betty Morris, 10. 

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448 North Main Street, Mount Airy, N. C. 
Her husband, W. H. (BUSTY) FOY, '24, a 
lumber dealer, is a City Commissioner and a 
member of the Board of Stewards of the 
Methodist Church, while she is president of 
the Woman's Society for Christian Service. 
The Foys have two daughters, Patricia Lou, 
20, and Sadie Christenbury, 17, who will be 
a freshman at Duke next year. 
E. P. HABBISS, who lives at 2610 St. Paul 
Street, Baltimore 18, Md., is editor of the 
magazine Gardens, Houses and People. He 
and his wife, the former Margery 0. Willis, 
have a twelve-year-old daughter, Clarinda 

BT7TLEB, who live at 316 Spring Street, 
Thomasville, N. C, are expecting to move 
into their new home in Erwin Heights in 
the near future. Balph is in the real estate 

N. C, attorney, is currently serving as 
chairman of the Gaston County Democratic 
Executive Committee. He and Mrs. Hol- 
lowell, the former Evelyn L. Fitch, have 
three children, Linwood, Jr., 13, Linda, 11, 
and Sammy, 6. 

DE. GEOEGE W. HOLMES is an ortho- 
pedic surgeon in Winston-Salem, N. C, 
where he is also attending orthopedist to 
all Winston-Salem hospitals and clinical in- 
structor in orthopedic surgery at Bowman 
Gray Medical School. He, Mrs. Holmes, 
the former Lucille Field, George Field 
Holmes, 13, and Ellen Stokes Holmes, 9, 
live at 524 Boslyn Eoad. 

GEOEGE B. JOHNSON is a shipbuilder 
with the Newport News Shipbuilding and 
Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Va. 
His unusual hobby, big game hunting, has 
carried him to most parts of Canada, Mex- 
ico, and the United States. In 1933 he won 
the national championship for big game 
hunters with a world record deer from 
Chihuahua. He is a member of the Ameri- 
can Society of Mammalogists, as well as 
professional organizations, and he is an hon- 
orary collector for the U. S. National 
Museum and the American Museum of Nat- 
ural History. He is Virginia representative 
for records of North American big game, 
has published one book, in addition to 
hundreds of magazine and newspaper arti- 
cles, on hunting and wild life. His wife, 
the former Suzanne Kingston, shares his 
interest and holds 25 national records for 
rifle shooting. The Johnsons have five 
children, Walter L., 13, P. Kingston. 10, 
Fred K., 6, and eight-year-old twins, G. 
Brooks and Ann L. They live at 60 Hopkins 
Street, Hilton Village Branch, Newport 
News, Va. 

The rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal 
Church in Dunn-Erwin, X. G, is THE EEV- 
Latta is the former Elizabeth Harding, a 
Carolina graduate. They have two children, 
William M. Latta, Jr., 14, and Elizabeth 
Bandolph Latta, 11. 

and her husband, Dr. A. Merrill McCausland, 
are both practicing physicians in Los 
Angeles, Calif. Her address is 3780 Wil- 
shire Blvd., Los Angeles 5. The McCaus- 
land have two children, Alice Holmes, 12, 
and Arthur Merrill, 10. 

EAEL C. McDAEIS, one of the few un- 
married members of the class, is traffic 
engineer for the New Jersey Bell Telephone 
Company in Newark. His home address is 
288 Fourth Avenue. 

EAEL P. McFEE is chief chemist for the 
Gorton-Pew Fisheries Company, Ltd., of 
Gloucester, Mass. He and his wife, the 
former Kathleen Swain, live at 207 Essex 

C. NOLAN, Ph.D. '35, whose address is Box 
2016, Balboa, Canal Zone, are still busy get- 
ting settled in the American Embassy. Louis 
is head economic officer at the Embassy in 
Panama. Evelyn finds that being a diplo- 
matic housewife is a full time job. Time 
is consumed, she says, by tending one's 
children, the endless hunt for food, and the 
struggle with native servants, rather than 
by the glamorous excitement that is often 
thought of in connection with the foreign 

STANTON W. PICKENS, sales manager 
for the Charlotte Coca-Cola Bottling Com- 
pany, is active in various community and 
church affairs. He and his wife, the former 
Mary Goddard, have one son, Peter Miller 
Pickens, 4. They live at 652 Hempstead 
Place, Charlotte. 

F. GEAINGEE PIEECE is associated with 
tice of law in Charlotte, N. C. He, his wife, 
the former Frances Allen, and their three 
daughters, Sally Ann, 11, Joan, 10, and 
Frances, 7, live at 2112 Eoswell Avenue. 
CHAELES W. POETEE, better known to 
class members as "Soup," taught school 
until he entered the Army in September, 
1940. He was retired in December, 1949. 
for physical disability with the rank of 
lieutenant colonel in field artillery. He and 
Mrs. Porter, the former Bert McCoy, have 
one son, David G. Porter, who graduated at 
Duke in 1950. They make their home at 
204 Norwood Street in Lenoir, N. C. 

SAMUEL W. BUABK, Ealeigh, N. C, at- 
torney, takes an active part in the work of 
the Methodist Church and professional asso- 
ciations. He is also a trustee of Greensboro 
College. The Euarks, who live at 1714 Can- 
terbury Eoad, have two daughters, Sarah 
Manning, 13, and Kathryne Hope, 9. Mrs. 
Euark is the former Kathryne Hope Hardi- 

WILLIAM G. SHABPE, of Elm City, N. C, 
lists his occupation as "banker, lawyer, and 
farmer." He also finds time to participate 
in civic and church activities. His daugh- 
ter, Frankie Lou, is a freshman at Duke 
this year. He and Mrs. Sharpe, the former 
Naomi Cannaday, also have a son, William 

G. Sharpe, Jr., who is 15. 


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TER, his wife, the former Jane Mundy, and 
their two sons, Frank, Jr., 11, and Ran- 
dolph M., S, is 3202 Garibaldi Avenue E., 
Jacksonville, Fla. A practicing surgeon 
until his release from active duty with the 
U. S. Army in March, 1946, Frank decided 
at that time to devote his full time to writ- 
ing, which he had previously done as a 
hobby. He has had a number of books, 
both fiction and non-fiction published, his 
most recent being The Stubborn Heart, 
Divine Mistress and Fort Everglades. 
A.), of 24 Grover Street, Auburn, N. Y., is 
proud of her son, William A., Jr., 17, and 
her daughter, Anne Stuart, 8. She writes 
that Bill, Jr., has just received a state 
scholarship to Cornell University for four 
years. Dr. Tucker is an ear, nose and 
throat specialist. 

who is a professor at Brown University, is 
on leave in order to serve as research editor 
for the new Merriam-Webster dictionaries 
being published by G. & C. Merriam Com- 
pany of Springfield, Mass. The Twaddells 
have three sons, Stephen Treadway, 16, 
James Freeman, 12, and William Hartshorn, 
10. Mrs. Twaddell is the former Helen 
Treadway Johnson. After July 1, the 
Twaddells will be back at their permanent 
address 78 Oriole Avenue, Providence 6, 
R. I. 

(MRS. C. H.), her husband, and their 
daughter, Barbara Blair Underwood, 11, 
live at 121 Bost Street in Statesville, N. C. 
She takes an active part in the work of the 
church, P.T.A., and various other organi- 

DR. SAMUEL A. VEST, physician at the 
University of Virginia Hospital, is also 
Professor and Director of the Department 
of Urology at the University of Virginia 
Medical School. He and Mrs. Vest, the 
former Sarah Thompson, have four children, 
Sarah Agnes, 18, Catherine, 17, Samuel A., 
Jr., 9, and Charles T., 8. 
GAY WILSON ALLEN, '26, A.M. '27, is 
professor of English at New York Univer- 
sity. He is the author of several books, 
including American Prosody, Literary Crit- 
icism: Pope to Croce, Walt Whitman Hand- 
book, and Masters of American Literature. 
Mrs. Allen, a former librarian, has become 
a self-taught specialist in the Danish lan- 
guage and literature and has translated 
Walt Whitman, a book by Frederik Sehy- 
berg, into English. Gay 's hobby is col- 
lecting first editions, especially of Walt 
Whitman, and his wife is also enthusiastic 
about acquiring them. The Allen's home 
address is 454 Grove Street, Oradell, N. J. 

'28 a 

President : Robert L. Hatcher 
Class Agent: E. Clarence Tilley 

CLAY P. MALICK, professor of political 
science at the University of Colorado, 

Boulder, Colo., is head of the section of 
history, economics, anthropology, political 
science and sociology, known as "Founda 
tions of the Social Order," in the division 
of general education. Also an alumnus of 
Columbia and Harvard, where he was 
awarded M.A. and Ph.D. degrees respec- 
tively, Dr. Malick is a member of the 
American Economic Association, the Ameri- 
can Political Science Association and the 
Western Political Science Association. He 
is the author of several publications con- 
cerning labor unions and policy. 

'29 > 

President: Edwin S. Yarbrough, Jr. 

Class Agent: T. Spruill Thornton 
GEEEN BOST, '32, and their family moved 
last fall from Wilmington, N. O, to 3883 
Yosemite Street, San Diego 9, Calif. At 
that time Henry was recalled into active 
duty with the Navy. 

Stanley have announced the arrival of 3 
daughter, Amy Jo, on March 2. The Stan- 
leys' address is Box 82, Letterman Armj 
Hospital, San Francisco, Calif. 

•31 » 

President : John Calvin Dailey 
Class Agent: C. H. Livengood, Jr. 
RELL K. GLOVER, B.D. '50, have an 
nounced the birth of a son, Durant Murrell 
on March 6. They live in Kenansville 
N. C. 

'33 » 

President: John D. Minter 
Class Agent: Lawson B. Knott, Jr. 
JOSEPH M. CROSON has been elected 
assistant vice-president of the Federal Home 
Loan Bank of Greensboro, N. C. He joined 
the Home Loan Bank Board staff in Sep- 
tember, 1932, before the Federal Home Loan 
Banks were organized, and is now the old- 
est examiner in the nation from the poinl 
of service, 18 years. Before going tc 
Greensboro in 1937, he worked in the Cin- 
cinnati and New York districts. He is al 
present the assistant district examiner and 
has examined approximately 225 of the 
more than 400 associations in the district, 
Mrs. Croson is the former MARY BROWN 

E. MARVIN LEMON is treasurer of the 
Valley Lumber Corporation in Roanoke, 
Va. A picture of his three daughters, Luey 
Boyd, -Jane Ross and Mary Marvin appears 
on the Sons and Daughters Page of thij 

'34 » 

President: The Reverend Robert M. Bird 
Class Agent : Charles S. Rhyne 
EDWIN G. BURLING, B.S., has been 
working for Titanium Pigment Corp. since 
1936, and has been Pacific Coast sales man- 
ager since 1947. He resides at 1745 Los 
Robles Avenue, San Marino, Calif. 

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DOEOTHY LEARY, who is vice-president 
of the Duke Alumni Association of New 
York, has joined Georg Jensen and Com- 
pany as personnel manager. Her residence 
address is 2 Beekman Place, New York 22, 
N. Y. 

WILLIAM H. TATE, of 2145 Greenwood 
Avenue, Wilmette, 111., has recently re- 
signed as special assistant to Michael V. 
DiSalle, director of price stabilization, and 
has resumed his private practice of law in 
Washington and Chicago. He is married to 
the former RUTH HART, '35. 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1951 

President: John Moorhead 
Class Agent: James L. Newsom 

FRANK V. FLETCHER is practicing law 
with the firm of Fletcher and Midlin with 
offices in the Munsey Building, Washington 
4, D. C. He is also owner of radio station 
WARL and WARL-FM in Washington. 
C. F. GRAF, JR., has been with Inter- 
national Business Machines for fifteen years, 
and is now manager of the applications 
development department. His address is 36 
Westervelt Avenue, Tenafly, N. J. 
E. LAWSON MOORE, LL.B., and Mrs. 
Moore of 1710 Hamlin Street, Durham, have 
announced the birth of a son, Edward Law- 
son, Jr., on February 24. 

MARVIN W. TOPPING, R, who was pre- 
viously director of public relations at the 
Medical College of Virginia, is executive 
secretary of the American College Public 
Relations Association. His offices are lo- 
cated in the Association's national offices 
in Washington, D. C. 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1951 
President: Dr. Joe S. Hiatt, Jr. 
Class Agents: James H. Johnston, Clifford 
W. Perry, R. Zack Thomas, Jr. 
VIN of Elizabeth City, N. O, have an- 
nounced the birth of a son. Miles Clark, on 
March 20. 

'42, is consulting engineer in the research 
division of the Philco Corporation doing 
theoretical work in a variety of electronic 
problems. Previously he was an instructor 
and assistant professor of mathematics at 
the University of Florida, and a lieutenant 
commander in the Navy. During the time 
he was a Naval electronics officer, he served 
as radar officer aboard a carrier and later 
in the Bureau of Aeronautics in charge of 
development of electronic bombing and fire- 
control devices. His residence address is 
300 Twining Road, Oreland, Pa. 
JOHN C. WATSON, JR., B.S., is a salesman 
for Standard Auto Parts Company in Albe- 
marle, N. C, where he lives at 217 E. Park 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1951 
President: Thomas F. Southgate, Jr. 
Class Agent: William F. Womble 
H. K.) has two sons, Hardin King, Jr., 5, 
and Jeffrey Washburn, 4. (See Sons and 
Daughters Page.) Her husband, Dr. H. K. 
Davis, is a dentist. Their address is 36 
Massachusetts Blvd., Bellerose 6, Mass. 
In January HERBERT J. and NANCY 
SEEMAN UPCHURCH, '38, and their two 
children moved from Greenwood, S. C, to 
North Augusta, S. C, where their address 
is 1114 Carolina Avenue. Herbert is presi- 
dent of the North Augusta Banking Com- 


President: Russell Y. Cooke 
Class Agent : William M. Courtney 
her husband, ROBERT A. GOLDBERG, '40, 
LL.B. '49, are the parents of little Nancy 
Lee Goldberg whose picture is on the Sons 
and Daughters Page this month. The Gold- 
berg's address is the Gralyn Antique Shop, 
North Conway, N. H. 

HENCH, JR., of 1524 North Second Street, 
Harrisburg, Pa., have a daughter, Alice 
Bishop, born October 23, 1950, and a son, 
William Stuart, III, 3. Bill has been asso- 
ciated with the Employer's Group in Har- 
risburg, but was recalled to active duty in 
the Army as a reserve officer on March 12. 

D. GRIFFITH KAYE, of 4 North Lake 
Avenue, Troy, N. Y., has been appointed 
deputy corporation counsel for the city of 
Troy. He is associated in the practice of 
law with his father. A World War II vet- 
eran, Griffith graduated from Albany Law 
School in 1941. 

'39 3 

President: Edmund S. Swindell, Jr. 
Class Agent: Walter D. James 

Recently the Alumni Office received a copy 
of the Falls Church Echo, a weekly news- 
paper published in Falls Church, Va., which 
showed that the publisher is ROOSEVELT 

M.D., took place on March 17 in Central 
Methodist Church, Shelby, N. C. They are 
living at 421 B Wakefield Drive, in Char- 
lotte, N. C, where John is practicing 

M.D. '43, is a pediatrician in the United 
States Navy Medical Corps. His present 
address is Com. Landing Ship, Flot. 3 Staff, 
F.P.O., San Francisco, Calif. 
JOHN B.), A.M., is circulation librarian 
at the Clemson College Library. Her resi- 
dence is 308 Clemson House, Clemson, S. C. 


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'40 a 

President: John D. MacLauchlan 
Class Agent: Addison P. Penfield 
C. BLANTON were married March 17 ini 
the Church of Saint Andrew, South Orange,, 
N. J. Jane received an M.S. degree froni| 
Rutgers University and was employed be- 
fore her marriage as technical assistant in 
mathematical research for the Bell Tele- 
phone Laboratories. Neil received a Mas- 
ter's degree in public administration from 
the University of Denver, and is now a re- 
search analyst with the Pennsylvania Econ- 
omy League. The couple is living at 133 
South Morris Street, Waynesburg, Pa. 
of 712 East Holland Street, Washington, 
111., have announced the birth of a daugh- 
ter, Beth Carol, on March 9. BEN C. 
BRIDGERS, SB., '14, of Durham, is Beth's 

A recent letter from WILLIAM L. JOHN- 
SON tells of his transfer from the Chicago 
office of the United States Rubber Com- 
pany to the General Office in Rockefeller 
Center, New York, where he assumed his 
new duties on January 1. As Supervisor of 
Sales Training for the Tires Division of 
the company, he develops and supervises a 
program for the training of all new sales- 
men who are employed in the company's 
Tires Sales Organization. 
B.S.E.E., of Port Washington, N. Y., an- 
nounce the birth of a daughter, Ann Ful- 
ton, on April 3. They also have a four- 
year-old daughter, Betty. 
DE. JOHN H. WEIDNEB is a physician 
in the Ford Motor Company Engineering 
Laboratory, Dearborn, Mich. He lives at 
141 N. Silvery Lane in Dearborn. 
J. EVANS WHITING is assisting in the 
development of the Mutual Trust Life In- 
surance Company field training and educa- 
tional program at the home office in Bos- 
ton, Mass. Before joining the company in 
New Jersey as a field representative in 
1948, he taught high school language courses 
and served for four years in the LTnited 
States Army. 


Next Reunion: Commencement, 1951 

President : Bobert F. Long 

Class Agents: Julian C. Jessup, Meader 
W. Harriss, Jr., Andrew L. Dueker, 
Jr., J. D. Long, Jr. 
BOBEBT BUNN, who joined the Wooster 
Brush Company, Wooster, Ohio, in 1945 
following his release as a Lieutenant in the 
U. S. Navy, has recently been appointed 
factory manager. After leaving Duke, he 
received a B.S. degree in Business and 
Engineering Administration from M. I. T. 

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and later the Master's degree from Ohio 
State University. He is married and has 
two children. 

T. ED LANGSTON is the proud father of 
little Linda Alice Langston whose picture 
is on the Sons and Daughters Page of this 
issue. Ed is a Time Study Engineer with 
J. D. Woods and Gordon, Inc., a manage- 
ment consultant company of Greensboro, 
N. C. At present the Langstons are living 
on East Wade Street in Wadesboro while 
Ed does some special work for the Wade 
Manufacturing Co. 

A recent note from W. ALAN CHICKER- 
ING, '41, M.D. '44, tells of the birth of 
his son, William John, on February 22. He 
also said that his residency has been in- 
terrupted while he is a tuberculosis patient 
at Herman Kiefer Hospital in Detroit, 
Mich. Mrs. Chickering, whom he met in the 
Army during the war when she was a cap- 
tain in the Nurse Corps and married in 
October, 1949, is living at 631 Selden 
Avenue in Detroit. 

A daughter, Ann Marshall, was born on 
February 28 to J. D. LONG and EMILY 
SMITHER LONG, '42, of 1924 Smallwood 
Drive, Raleigh, N. C. J. D. works for 
Burlington Mills. 

ROBERT F. LONG, class president of '41, 
and MARY TAYLOR LONG, '43, have two 
daughters, Nancy Augusta, who was born 
November 20, 1950, and Robin, who is 
three and a half. They live at 408 N. 
Wilmington Street, Raleigh, N. C, where 
Bob is head of the furniture department for 
the Ivey-Taylor Company. 
The address of ROBERT G. NEILL, M.D., 
is 812 South Orange, Orlando, Fla. He is 
practicing neurosurgery at 320 North Main 
in Orlando. 

GEORGE W., JR.) lives on Walters Road, 
R.F.D. No. 2, Chagrin Falls, Ohio. 

'42 » 

President: James H. Walker 

Class Agents: Robert E. Foreman, Willis 
Smith, Jr., George A. Trakas 
Miss Helen Lois Still and DONALD R. 
("DICK") BEESON, JR., B.S.C.E., who 
were married December 23, 1950, in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Johnson City, 

Tenn., are now living at 605 West Poplar 
Street there. 

LL.B., is an attorney with the Federal Com- 
munications Commission in Washington, 
D. C. He was married to Miss Mary Stan- 
ley Bernard on November 29, 1950, in the 
Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
Mrs. Berkemeyer is an alumna of St. Mary's 
School and Junior College and the Woman's 
College of the University of North Carolina. 
She has held positions with the Army and 
Navy, and is at present employed as a naval 
architect with the Coast Guard. 

ED SARGENT is in the construction 
business, his firm being the Sargent Build- 
ing Specialties, Inc., 610-612 Devon Street, 
Arlington, N. J. He and Mrs. Sargent 
have two children, Carol, 6, and Brad, 3. 
Their address is 15 Glen Ridge Parkway, 
Montclair, N. J. 

'43 > 

President : Thomas R. Howerton 
Class Agent: S. L. Gulledge, Jr. 
ALICE BOOE BIMEL, her husband, Carl 
Bimel, Jr., and little daughter, Natalie Sul- 
livan, are living at 10 Arcadie Place, Cin- 

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"Ice Cream Specialists" 

Durham Ice Cream 
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Gowns for Glee Clubs 
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Caps, Gowns and Hoods, 
Church Vestments and 
Supplies, Nurses Tailored 
Capes and Uniforms, 
Band Uniforms. 

Free catalogues on request 

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einatti 8, Ohio. A picture of Natalie is 0:1 
the Sons and Daughters Page this month. 
("PETE") BRADLEY, JR., '45, have an- 
nounced the birth of a son, Floyd Henry, 
III, on March 6. They also hare a five- 
year-old son, Steven Howard. The Bradleys 
live at 43 Village Drive, Livingston, N. J., 
and Pete works for the Prudential Insurance 
Company of America in Newark, N. J. 
DON (MRS. ROBERT F.), who lives at 
4819 South 30th Street, Arlington 6, Va., 
has a year-old son, Bruce Armstrong Gordon. 
W. PROCTOR HARVEY, M.D., is a mem- 
ber of the staff of Georgetown University 
Medical Center, Washington, D. C. After 
leaving Duke, he was on the staff of Peter 
Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston and 
served in the armed forces during World 
War II. A heart specialist, he has done a 
good deal of writing on diseases of the 

U.S.N.R., of 103 W. Poplar Ave., Wildwood, 
N. J., was recalled to active duty on Feb- 
ruary 15. He is an aviator at the United 
States Naval Air Station at Niagara Falls, 
N. Y. 

'50, is assistant professor of forest manage- 
ment at Duke and assistant director of Duke 

R. H. SALES, B.D. '46, is an instructor in 

the Department of Religion at Duke Uni- 
versity. He and MRS. SALES (ELENORE 
CUTLIP), R.N., B.S.N., and their children, 
Brian, 3, and Cathy, 10 months, moved into 
the Duke University Apartments in Durham 
last November. 

A son, Mathew Laurence Sheep, was born 
March 20 to M. LEIGH SHEEP, JR., and 
Mrs. Sheep. They live at 403 West Main 
Street, Elizabeth City, N. C, where Leigh 
is owner of Sheep's Photo Finishing. 
Miss Marie Elizabeth Griffin became the 
bride of JOHN C. WITHINGTON, '43, 
M.D. '46, on April 28, and they are making 
their home at 106 Jones Street, West, 
Savannah, Ga. 

MR. and Mrs. WARREN GROB became the 
parents of a son, Jeffery Warren, on De- 
cember 5, 1950. Their address is 66 Mel- 
more Gardens, Apartment 105 B, East 
Orange, N. J. 

'44 > 

President: Matthew S. (Sandy) Rae 
Class Agent : H. Watson Stewart 
There is a picture of ANDREW M. SE- 
CREST and his young son, David K., on 
the Sons and Daughters Page this month. 
The Secrests live at 533 Williams Street in 
Laurinburg, N. C, where "Mac"' is in the 
newspaper business. 

On January 2, a son, Francis Earl, Jr., was 
born to FRANCIS E. WHITE and EVE- 
LYN BERNHARDT WHITE, '45. of 1825 

P. Street, S.E., Apt. F-12, Washington 20,1 
D. C. Francis received the B.S. degree in 
animal husbandry from the University of 
Maryland in June, 1949, and is now com- 
pleting his thesis toward a Master's degree 
which he expects to receive in June. He has 
been employed as a microanalyst by the 
U. S. Department of Agriculture at Betts- 
ville, Md., since February, 1950. 
ADAMS SALES use her father's address for 
their permanent one (Hospital Branch Post 
Office Morganton, N. C.) because Tom's job 
as a construction engineer with the Tide- 
water Construction Company causes them to 
move frequently. The Sales have one son, 
Tommy, whose picture is on the Sons and 
Daughters Page this month. 

'45 » 

President : Charles B. Markham, Jr. 
Class Agent: Charles F. Blaneliard 

CLAUDE E. BITTLE, '45, LL.B. '50, 
their children, Elizabeth Babson ("Betsy"), 
almost a year and a half, and Claude, Jr., 
five and a half, have moved to 224 W. Trin- 
ity Avenue, Durham. Claude has established 
a law practice in Durham. 
research physicist in the Bell Telephone 
Laboratories in Murray Hill, N. J. He 
lives at 26 Gales Drive, New Providence, 
N. J. 





President & Gen. Manager 


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CARTER), A.M., who was formerly a mem- 
ber of the Department of Eomance Lan- 
guages at Duke, are living at 803 John 
Drive in Tallahassee, Fla., where he is teach- 
ing in the Department of Economics at 
Florida State University. They have a 
year-old son, Eobert Carter. 
TEE L.) writes that she is a correspondent 
in the editorial department of Hall's (Hall- 
mark Cards). Her address is 515 West 46th 
Street, Kansas City, Mo. 
attending a Highway Transportation Officer 
Course at The Transportation School, The 
Transportation Center, Fort Eustis, Va. 
He has served in various capacities with 
the First Marine Division in China, and his 
awards and decorations include the China 
Service Medal, American Theater Campaign 
Medal, and World War II Victory Medal. 
J. W. MeGINNIS, B.D., and Mrs. McGin- 
nis have announced the birth of a son, 
J. W., Jr., on March 13. J. W. is pastor 
of Guilford Park Presbyterian Church, and 
he and his family live in a new manse at 
1904 Liberty Drive, Greensboro, N. C. 
ERSTON, '46, and "Mr. Dink," their son, 
are living at 330 Thorncliff Rd., Kenmore 
17, N. Y. After completing his training 
period in a number of plants, "Mac" is now 
located at the Linde Air Products plant in 
Kenmore. A picture of "Mr. Dink" is on 
the Sons and Daughters Page of this issue. 

'46 > 

President: B. G. Munro 

Class Agent: Robert E. Cowin 
VIRGINIA HARLOW, Ph.D., of Green- 
castle, Ind., is gaining considerable recog- 
nition in literary circles as a result of the 
publication of her book, A Biography of 
Thomas Sergeant Perry, by the Duke Uni- 
versity Press. Professor of English at De- 
pauw University, Dr. Harlow also received 
degrees from Mt. Holyoke College and the 
University of California. She has had 
articles published in the Journal of English 
and, Germanic Philology, Boston Public Li- 
brary Quarterly and Collier's Encyclopedia. 
Her recent book deals with the study of 
over 300 letters written by Perry, a bril- 
liant writer of the late 19th century. The 
biography is of interest to the student of 
literature and the general reader alike. 
(JEAN McCASKILL), B.S., whose address 
is Apartment 189, Building 56, Hoff 
Heights, Santa Barbara, Calif., have an- 
nounced the birth of a daughter, Margery 
Chase, on February 15. 

LT. L. MILES STANDISH is a pilot in 
the United States Air Force Reserve, sta- 
tioned at Ellington Air Force Base, Hous- 
ton, Texas. He is living at 7272 Wood- 
ridge in Houston. 

(MARY PARKER), A.M., became the par- 
ents of a son, Matthew Parker, on Febru- 
ary 8. Their address is 3325 N. 18th Street, 
Philadelphia 40, Pa. 

'47 » 

President: Grady B. Stott 

Class Agent: Norris L. Hodgkins, Jr. 
LOWRY NADAL COE, JR., are living at 
4842 Bradley Boulevard, Chevy Chase, Md. 
Joanne is teaching second grade at the 
Potomac Elementary School in Potomac, 
Md., and Lowry is working as a motion 
picture animator. 

HAROLD L. DeHOFF, B.S.M.E., has been 
a technical assistant for the stress analysis 
section staff of the hydraulic laboratory at 
the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry 
Dock Company, Newport News, Va., for 
two and a half years. Last fall he and 
another member of the staff prepared a 
paper on "The Uses of Photoelastic Stress 
Analysis as Applied to Shipbuilding," 
which they presented to the Chesapeake sec- 
tion of the Society of Naval Architects and 
Marine Engineering. Harold's address in 
Newport News is 302 Randolph Street. 
175 Elizabeth Avenue, Newark 8, N. J., re- 
ceived an M.S. in Business Administration 
with a major in marketing from the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina on December 15, and 
is now associated with the Atlantic Mutual 
Insurance Company, 49 Wall Street, New 
York City. As a fire insurance underwriting 
trainee, he is working through the entire 
underwriting and engineering departments 
of the company in order to learn as much 
as possible. Tom says he finds his engineer- 
ing degree very valuable because fire in- 
surance underwriting depends a great deal 
upon factors of building construction. 

Little Georgene Lucy, whose picture is on 
the Sons and Daughters Page this month, 
is the daughter of SHIELEY WHITLOCK 
LUCY and her husband, Charles B. Lucy. 
They are living in Warren, Ohio, and hope 
to move into their new home at 2208 At- 
lantic, N.E., by early fall. 

BOLAND B. EOSSON, JE., is a student at 
the Yale University Divinity School, where 
he expects to receive the B.D. degree in 

B.S.E.E., and Mr. Somerby Bohrer Dowst 
were married February 24 at the home of 
the bride in Durham, and they are living at 
187 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn 2, N. Y. 
Aetna is working for International Business 
Machine Company. Her husband, an alum- 
nus of Harvard, is working with the Ameri- 
can Express Company. 

'48 * — 

President: Bollin M. Millner 
Class Agent : Jack H. Quaritius 
attorney and insurance adjustor. He and 


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his wife and baby daughter, Jane Sharon, 
born August 8, 1950, live at 1554 Shoup 
Court, Apartment 3, Decatur, Ga. 
JOANNE BAE and Mr. James Glover Mc- 
Ghee were married March 10 at the Winship 
Chapel, First Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, 
Ga. Their address is 804 Cumberland Road, 
N.C., Atlanta. 

JOHN W. WELLMAN, '48, LL.B. '50, 
has become associated with Chadwich, Cur- 
ran, Petrikin and Smithers in the general 
practice of law, Delaware County National 
Bank Building, Chester, Pa. MPS. WELL- 



Mellow Milk is the new 
deliciously different 
milk now soaring to 
popularity in the Dur- 
ham-Duke market. 

• Farm-fresh Grade A 

• Pasteurized 

• Vitamin "D" added 

• Homogenized 

There's cream in 
every drop! 


C. B. Martin V. J. Ashbaugh 

MAX is the former DONNA TODD. Their 
home is on Fariston Road, Wayne, Pa. 

'49 > 

Next Reunion: Commencement, 1951 
Presidents: Woman's College, Betty Bob 
. Walters Walton (Mrs. Loring) ; Trinity 
College, Robert W. Frye; College of 
Engineering, Joe J. Robnett, Jr. 
Class Agent: Chester P. Middlesworth 
RIST MOORE, '50, who were married last 
summer, are living in Apartment No. 5, 1701 
Parkline Drive, Prospect Park, Pittsburgh 
27, Pa. Nelson is a metallurgist for Car- 
negie-Illionis Steel Company. 
DAVID A. BARNES, who was graduated 
from the Duke Hospital Program in Hos- 
pital Administration in February this year, 
has joined the staff of the Mayo Clinic in 
Rochester, Minn., as administrative assist- 
ant. MRS. BARNES is the former MARY 
HENDRICKS of Durham. 


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We have a special "while 
you wait" pressing serv- 
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located in the base- 
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Building, or dial 331. 

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February 24 was the date of the wedding 
CRAIG C. CAMPBELL, B.S. '49, M.F. '50, 
in Townley Presbyterian Church. They are 
living at Gregory Estates, Seat Pleasant, 
Md. Norma is attending George Washing- 
ton University and Craig is a wood tech- 
nologist for Timber Engineering Company 
Research Laboratory in Washington, D. C. 
The marriage of MARCIA NORCROSS to 
Mr. Jon Corbino took place on February 15, 
and they are making their home at 5 Mar- 
mion Way, Rockport, Mass. For the past 
two years Marcia has been assistant fashion 
coordinator of Burlington Mills in New 
York City. Her husband, a former student 
at the Ethical Culture School and the Art 
Student's League in New York City and the 
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, is a 
National Academician and his work is in 
thirty national museums including the Metro- 
politan Museum, Carnegie Art Institute, 
Whitney Museum, and the Chicago Art 
Institute. He has been awarded two Gug- 


The Fidelity was the first bank 
in the State of North Carolina 
authorized by its charter to do a 
trust business . 

For over 60 years our Trust 
Department has rendered faith- 
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ous fiduciary capacities to both 
institutions and individuals. We 
welcome communications or in- 
terviews with anyone interested 
in the establishment of any kind 
of trust. 




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genheim Fellowships and is at present an 
instructor at the Art Student's League. 

The address of JENNY DONALDSON 
PEVELEB (MES. RAY) is Box 5181, Col- 
lege Station, Texas. She is a stenographer 
for Kazmeier-Sherrill Hatchery, Inc., Bryan, 
Texas, while her husband is a student at 
Texas A. and M. 

REESE have moved from Detroit, Mich., to 
a little house at Virginia Beach just six 
blocks from the ocean. Their mailing ad- 
dress is Post Office Box 181, Virginia Beach, 
Va. John has been transferred by the Pord 
Motor Company to their Norfolk Assembly 
Plant as a labor relations representative. 
A daughter, Sherrill Doak, was born on 
SAFLEY (MES. JOHN W.) and her hus- 
band, who reside at 131 Navajo Trail, 
Portsmouth, Va. Mr. Safley is assistant 
forester with Planters Manufacturing Com- 

Charles Fremont Sprague, III, were mar- 
ried November 24, 1950. They are now liv- 
ing at 610 McGeorge Street, Stillwater, 
Okla., where they are both students at 
Oklahoma A. and M. College. 
GAELAND T. HINSON, of 416 West 63rd 
Street, Jacksonville, Fla., is a salesman for 
the Marchant Calculating Machine Company. 

'50 « 

President: Jane Suggs 

Class Agent: Eobert L. Hazel. 

law school at the University of Miami, 
Miami, Fla. 

THOMAS FAKKEMA are living in Fay- 
etteville, N. O, where Bob is director of 
recreation at Highland Presbyterian Church. 
They have a year-old son, Richard Barry. 
BUSH FULLERTON, LL.B., is associated 
with the legal firm of Libby, McNeill, and 
Libby in Chicago, 111. He, his wife, and 
their young daughter, Katherine Hand, who 
was born on July 31, 1950, are living at 
1532 Crain Street, Evanston, 111. 
ROBEET BEUCE GIBSON is director of 
public relations for the Charlotte, N. O, 
Community Chest. He lives at 412 Wake- 
field Drive in Charlotte. 

NANCY HAELOW is living at 318 Kenan 
Hall, Chapel Hill, N. O, while she is going 
to Library School at the University of 
North Carolina. 

NANCY YOEK HOLLAND was married to 
Mr. William Taylor Tucker last summer. 
They are living in Charlottesville, Va., 
where Mr. Tucker is a student at the Medi- 
cal School of the University of Virginia. 

The address of CALVIN S T I N S O N 
KNIGHT, B.D., is Box 66, Eoute 3, Dur- 

(MES. W. I.), who was married last sum- 
mer, is living in Kingsport, Tenn. 
P.), R.N., B.S.N., is a nurse at Piedmont 
Memorial Hospital, and lives at 2101 Wrenn 
Street, Greensboro, N. C. 
THAL (MRS. CYRUS), M.D., is doing 
work at the University of Michigan Hos- 
pital, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

ing at 26 E. 104th Street, Apartment 12, 
New York 29, N. Y. Fred is a student at 
New York Medical College. 
at 219 Piez Avenue, Hilton Village, Va. 
George is employed by the United States 

intern in surgery at Duke Hospital and re- 
sides at 1007 Glendale Avenue, Durham. 
FRED CHARLES PACE, LL.B., is an at- 
torney at law in Shenandoah, Pa., where his 
address is 319 East Center Street. 
teaching in the Chemistry Department at 
State College in Ealeigh, N. C. 
SAUL BLATMAN, M.D., is working at 
New York Hospital, 525 E. 68th Street, 
New York 21, N. Y. 



The importers have just received a large shipment of 
Wedgewood commemorative Duke plates from England. They 
are available either singly or in sets of 12 or six in both blue 
and mulberry. 

Twelve familiar scenes from the Duke University campus 
appear on the plates. 

These plates make ideal gifts for friends and Duke alumni. They can be used as dinner plates or may 
be hung on the wall for decorative purposes. 

The plates are $24.00 for 12 scenes, $14.00 for 6 scenes, and $2.50 for one scene. 
For information leaflets and to place orders, write to the Alumni Office, Duke University, Durham, N. C. 


[ Page 135 ] 

'51 >— . 

ried January 29 in the Bala-Cynwyd, Pa., 
Methodist Church. About 50 Duke students 
attended the wedding. Lil and Don are 
now living at 110 Club Boulevard, Durham, 
while they are finishing their senior year. 


(Continued from Page 125) 
Walker left the Deacons for an assistant 
coaching job at Yale University. 

A native of Hinton, W. Va., Tom Rog- 
ers began with the Duke varsity the same 
year Wallace Wade started his coaching 
career wtih the Blue Devils in 1931. He 
made All-Southern and received numerous 
other All-State honors. In his final year, 
he was named on several All-American 
squads including that of Grantland Rice. 
While at Duke he was president of ODK, 
national honorary leadership fraternity. 

Tom Rogers continued at Duke as line 
coach for freshman teams and physical 
education instructor until 1938, when he 
joined the Wake Forest coaching staff. 
In 1940 he took a post at Clemson Col- 
lege as line coach and varsity baseball 
coach, under the direction of Frank 

May 27, 1943, brought a commission as 
lieutenant in the United States Navy for 
Tom Rogers. He was attached to the 
Navy athletic program and was first sent 
to Chapel Hill where he became an in- 
structor with the 11th V-5 indoctrination 
course in the Navy Pre-Flight School at 
the University of North Carolina. He 
also coached the Pre-Flight Cloudbusters 
football squad while there. Later he was 
transferred to the Pacific Coast where he 
coached the Arlington, Wash., Navy team. 

After being discharged from the Navy 
in 1945, the new Deacon head football 
mentor returned to his Clemson post. It 
was not long before he had coaching offers 
from several other schools. He chose to 
return to Wake Forest, where he has re- 
mained ever since. Coaches Howard and 
Walker had nothing but complimentary 
words for him when he was considered 
for the top Deacon position. 

Although he maintains, he is no golfer, 
Tom Rogers was also given the job of 
coaching the Wake golf team in 1946. He 
plays consistently in the SO's and 90's, 
but has won a few prizes for himself. 
As an all-round athlete, and as a coach, 
Tom Rogers is sure to come out on top. 

He was married to the former Frances 
Moore of Durham on July 29, 1938. 
They have two sons, Tom, Jr., 10, and 
Robert Kent, who will soon be eight. 



William Franklin Howland, '98, died 
at his home in Henderson, N. C, on Jan- 
uary 13. 

Funeral services were held in the First 
Methodist Church in Henderson, and 
burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. 

Mr. Howland retired in 1941 after 30 
years of service with the Henderson Post 
Office. For 25 years of that time he was 
assistant postmaster. He was a veteran 
of the Spanish- American War. 

During his days at Trinity College, 
Mr. Howland was an outstanding mem- 
ber of the baseball team. 

Survivors include the wife; three sons, 
W. F. Howland, Jr., '30, LL.B. '33; 
Ralph, '33; Leland; a daughter, Elizabeth 
Howland Dawson (Mrs. R. G.) ; and a 
granddaughter, Marv Howland Dawson, 


William Angus Wright, '89, died at his 
home near Raeford, N. C-, on March 18 
after a long period of ill health. 

The funeral was conducted at the home. 

Mr. Wright was a retired farmer and 
an elder in Bethel Presbyterian Church 
near Raeford. 

He is survived by his wife, the former 
Belle MeCall of Scotland County; one 
daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Stanton; six 
sons, Evan A. Wright, David Wright, J. 
Crawford Wright, Belton Wright, and 
Julian Wright, all of Raeford, and Leroy 
Wright of New Lexington, Ohio. 


News has recently been received by the 
Alumni office that William W. Burgess, 
'13, is deceased. 

(MRS. ROBERT C), '31 

Inez Pearee Carpenter (Mrs. Robert 
C), '31, died in February, 1951. 


Helen E. Rocke, '38, whose home was 
at 7412 Gleneagles Road, Norfolk 8, Va., 
passed away during the month of Feb- 

A.M. '40 

It has been learned by the Alumni 
Office that Eleanor M. Boatwright, A.M. 
'40, died on October 6, 1950. 

M. C. WOODS, JR., L '27 

It has been learned that M. C. Woods, 
Jr., L '27, of Marion, S. C, is deceased. 

C. A. BLACK, '82 

It has been learned by the Alumni 
Office that C. A. Black, '82, of Charlotte, 
N. C, is deceased. 

Sculptor of Statues on 
Duke Campus Dies 

Charles Keck, noted sculptor who 
executed the sarcophagi of James B., 
Benjamin N, and Washington Duke in the 
University Chapel and the statue of James 
B. Duke which stands in the quadrangle 
in front of the Chapel, died April 23 at 
his home, Gypsy Trail Camp, Carmel, 
N. Y., at the age of 76. 

A native of New York City, Mr. Keck 
was famous for the heroic monuments he 
created for municipalities, the Federal 
Government, and civic groups. His works 
may be found in virtually every state in 
the Union and several foreign countries. 

Mr. Keck designed some of North 
Carolina's best known monuments, includ- 
ing the monument to the three Presidents 
the State gave to the nation, located on 
Capitol Square in Raleigh; and the 
Charles B. Ayeock monument in the 
United States Hall of Fame in Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

One of his best known works is the 
statue of Francis P. Duffy, famous fight- 
ing chaplain of New York's "Fighting 
69th" during the first World War, which 
stands in Times Square, New York City. 

At the time of his death, figures which 
Mr. Keck had designed were being carved 
on the World War II Memorial on the 
mall leading to Borough Hall in Brook- 
lyn. He had recently finished an out- 
standing statue of Abraham Lincoln as a 

Mr. Keck first worked with the sculptor 
Philip Martini. After studying at the 
National Academy of Design, the Art Stu- 
dents League, and the American Academy 
in Rome, he became assistant to the 
world renowned sculptor Augustus St. 
Gaudens in 1893. His style, thereafter, 
followed that of St. Gaudens. 

Mr. Keck was a former president of 
the National Sculptors Society, of the 
Century Association, the Architectural 
League and the Numismatic Society. 

Surviving are the widow, and his sons, 
James Charles. Jr., '49, now a second 
year medical student at Duke, and John 

[ Page 136 ] 





No, but she is 
an important young lady. Her hand clasped confidently 
in mother's, she's leaving the hospital after a minor 
operation. Blue Cross-Blue Shield benefits will take 
the financial sting out of her first hospital adventure 
— and whether or not she's going to be our country's first 
woman president, when it comes to sickness expenses, 
her future looks bright. How about your children? 





Campus Interviews on Cigarette Tests 
Number 8. ..the Baltimore oriole 

"I don't 
go for a wild 


lean-up man on the baseball nine, this slugger doesn't like to reach 
for 'em . . . wants it right over the plate. And that's the way he 
likes his proof of cigarette mildness ! No razzle-dazzle "quick-puff" 
tests for him. No one-whiff, one-puff experiments. There's 
one test, he's discovered, that's right down the alley! 

It's the test that proves what cigarette mildness really means. 
THE SENSIBLE TEST . . . the 30-Day Camel Mildness Test, 
which simply asks you to try Camels as a steady smoke— on a 
pack-after-pack, day-after-day basis. After you've enjoyed 
Camels — and only Camels — for 30 days in your "T-Zone" 
(T for Throat, T for Taste) , we believe you'll know why . . . 

More People Smoke Camels 

than any other cigarette! 



June, 1951 

Alumni Celebrate at '51 Commencement 



No unpleasant After-Taste 

Over isoo prominent 
tobacco growers say: 

"When I apply the Standard 
Tobacco Growers' Test to 
cigarettes I find Chesterfield 
is the one that smells Milder 
and smokes Milder." 

REPORTS: "Chesterfield is 

the only cigarette in which 
members of our taste panel 
found no unpleasant 


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Volume XXXVII 

June, 1951 

Number 6 


Editorials 139 

Year Ends on Triumphant Note 140 

Two New Trustees Are Named 141 

"In Quest of the Great Age" 142 

"What Do You Make of Life?" 143 

One Million Dollars Left to Go 144 

Alumni Association Meets 146 

Local Association Meetings 148 

Law, Nursing, Diviniti/ Alumni Meet 149 

Notes from the Reunion Classes 150 

Reunion Photos 152-53 

Spring — A Victory Season 156 

Summer Session Events 157 

Dean Cannon Is Installed 157 

Sons and Daughters 158 

News of the Alumni 159 

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June 4, 1951 

Dottie Lewis, '46 

235 Greenwich 

San Francisco, Calif. 

Who gave you the word on my doings? I'm sorry I haven't kept in 
touch. It certainly has not been for lack of things to write about for 
I've been most fortunate in leading a very busy and exciting life for 
the last two years. 

I spent a year and a half in that most wonderful city of Seattle — 
flying as a stewardess for Pan American to Alaska and the Yukon Ter- 
ritory — Annette Island, Juneau, Whitehorse, Fairbanks and Nome. I 
got to know the people and the territory pretty well by flying feeder 
lines to such out posts as Kotazabue — one of the last truly Eskimo 
villages on the Bering Sea, going goose hunting and skiing in the hills 
behind Fairbanks; climbing the mountains, flying over the ice caps and 
down into remote lakes around Juneau to go trout fishing, and even 
catching large salmon by hand as they crowded up the streams on 
Annette Island. The best time of all though was the trip another 
stewardess and I made in a small boat with a 12-horsepower outboard 
motor down the Yukon River from Whitehorse, Y. T. to Circle, Alaska. 
The 737 miles took us 6V2 days — counting time out to visit with all the 
old timers and natives along the way. Spent one afternoon in Dawson 
and another in Eagle. The rapids were very tame, and the wild life, 
including the mosquitoes (thank goodness), very scarce — only saw one 
grizzly and chased one moose that was swimming the river 'round in 
circles. We would have loved spending 3 weeks or more on the trip 
but Pan American had to have us back. 

In Seattle I had the wonderful experience of living with seven other 
gals in a four-bedroom house right on Lake Washington where we had 
our own dock for swimming and sunning. Four of us bought a sail 
boat from Hunter Simpson, a boy who worked for IBM in Seattle and 
of whom you'll hear more later. Our summer life consisted of lake-side 
activities plus trips down the Hood Canal, hiking around Mt. Rainer, 
camping in the Olympic forest and jaunts to Vancouver and Victoria. 
In winter we were less diversified, just skiing, skiing and more skiing. 
f Continued on Page 16S) 


Early each June, on a Sunday morning- — usually a hot Sun- 
day morning — Duke University's seniors file into Duke Chapel 
for their final religious service as students. The seniors are 
proud and happy, because they have accomplished the objective 
of their college careers and are about to receive the University's 
official salute. But they are no prouder than parents — and 
sometimes brothers and sisters — who come to see them graduate 
and who share this last worship service with them. The photog- 
rapher caught the crowd just at the conclusion of the morning 

0* > A 

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for Dick Williams 
wasn't lost. 


The last thing Ed Nichols had ex- 
pected to get mixed up in was a 
square dance. But here he was swinging 
lovely young Patsy Stevenson. "This is 
fun," Ed puffed. 

"You're the best oni on the floor, Mr. 
Nichols," she said, and then she spun off 
and Ed found himself swinging Martha 
Williams. "It's a great party, Martha." 

"Thank you, Ed. I guess it is. I'm 
almost having a good time myself." 

"It's better if you do, Martha. It'll 
make it a little easier, maybe." He glanced 
at Martha's son, Dick, who was now danc- 
ing with Patsy — and looking as if he were 
having the best time of all. Good boy, Ed 
thought. Here he was about to go into 
service and . . . well, he was a swell kid. 

A few minutes later Ed was standing on 
the sidelines sipping a cool drink and 

"Having a good time, Mr. Nichols?" 
somebody said. It was Dick Williams. 

"Yes, I am, Dick." He paused a sec- 
ond. "I had hoped that I'd be seeing you 
off to college at about this time but . . ." 

"Uncle Sam comes first, Mr. Nichols. 
But I'll be back before you know it . . . 
and heading for college as Dad and you 

"I hope you will, son. Soon!" Ed re- 
membered how Dick's dad had talked 
about the boy's future and how he, as the 
New York Lite agent, had helped Dick's 
dad give those plans definite form. When 
Dick was ten, his father had died, leaving 

the boy proud memories and enough life 
insurance to see him and his mother 
through the years ahead. 

"I want you to know, Mr. Nichols, that 
this whole thing is a lot easier for me, 
knowing that Mom will have everything 
she needs while I'm away." 

"Mrs. Nichols and I will look in on her 
often, Dick." 

"Thanks," the boy said simply. "And 
before you know it, we'll throw another 
party — after I'm back from service and 
on my way to college." Dick shook hands. 
"Now, if you'll excuse me, I want to find 
Patsy Stevenson. I have something im- 
portant to say to her . . ." 

Ed watched the boy and girl going out 
the side door. "Great kid," he said to 
himself. "This country's got a great future 
as long as it has kids like that." 

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Volume XXXVII 

June, 1951 

Number 6 

Another Duke Service 

Many Dnke alumni will remember a member of the 
faculty by the name of Archibald C. Jordan. They will 
remember him as being a person who believed that the 
students who attended Duke University should know what 
to do with the English language when they had occasion 
to use it. As a Duke alumnus and a member of the Eng- 
lish Department, several years ago Professor Jordan, in 
cooperation with the North Carolina English Teachers 
Association, decided that the time had come for someone 
to do something about the kind of training the young 
people were getting in English grammar. He asked the 
English teachers in the colleges and universities, as well 
as in the high schools of North Carolina, to take aggressive 
action to improve the spelling, punctuation, and rhetoric 
of the students in their various educational systems. One 
indication of how fruitful this movement has been is the 
editorial in the Charlotte Observer on Monday, June 11, 
entitled " Students Do Write. " It follows: ' 

"The fellows on the copy desk of a newspaper, some 
of whom have grown gray in the unheralded work of cor- 
recting the spelling, punctuation, and rhetoric of the 
younger news writers, may be pardoned if they sometimes 
express cynicism about the teaching of English in high 
schools and colleges. 

' ' Their common complaint is, ' These kids can 't even 
spell. Why I couldn't have passed out of the fourth grade 
f— etc. etc' 

"But the current Student Issue of The North Carolina 
English Teacher, containing thirty-one examples of com- 
positions written in the high school English classes of 
North Carolina, proves that some of these students — at 
least thirty-one of them — can really write. Moreover, it 
gives us a little glow of pride to notice that six of the 
thirty-one compositions chosen for inclusion in the pam- 
phlet were written by students of Charlotte High School 
— the largest number for any one school. 

"The compositions include short stories, descriptive 
sketches, simple narratives, and poetry. All of them are 
excellent, and some of the poetry is of a distinctly high 
caliber. We are not going to risk the usual brickbats that 
come the way of the critic by singling out any of the com- 
positions for special praise, but all of them show what 
good teaching can do with good talent. 

"Some 47 other compositions, not included in the 
pamphlet, were given honorable mention, and since they 
represent high schools all the way from Wilmington to 
Asheville — and not all of them in the big towns, by any 
means — it must be conceded that the teaching of English 
is not half as bad as it is sometimes represented to be." 

The author of the editorial, as you will note, wound up 

by saying that "the teaching of English is not half as 
bad as it is sometimes represented to be. ' ' We like to 
think that Duke University, through one of its professors 
in service to education, has made it possible for the author 
to conclude his editorial in this manner, and that perhaps 
this contribution of Duke University has had some in- 
fluence in improving the teaching of English. Duke Uni- 
versity continues to serve. 

Just Rambling 

The addition this year to the Commencement Program 
of the Hoof 'n' Horn presentation on Saturday night was 
a success by any measurement. The students worked 
overtime on polishing up the production and adding new 
features, until it would have been a credit to Broadway. 
The alumni and the University are grateful to them for 
their enthusiastic cooperation in making possible this de- 
lightful addition to the Commencement Week End. Ap- 
proximately 1,000 alumni, parents, students, and others 
were on hand to express their approval. . . . The class 
of '26, the Silver Anniversary class, came early and stayed 
late. Its round of festivities was one of the most complete of 
any 25th year class. In fact, those present had such a good 
time that they are looking forward to the next reunion of 
the class with renewed enthusiasm. . . . More alumni and 
parents stayed on the campus than ever before; and, in 
spite of the fact that the dormitories are not especially 
prepared to take care of groups of this kind, the general 
opinion was that the parking facilities, the good fellow- 
ship, the talkfest, and the other things that make up a 
well-rounded visit to the campus outweighed any minor 
inconveniences of the dormitories. . . . The announcement 
by President Edens that the alumni and friends of the 
University had raised seven and a half million dollars 
toward a goal of $8,650,000 was most encouraging. The 
National Council unanimously recommended that the 
Development Campaign be continued through December 
31 in order to raise the million dollars needed to reach 
our goal. There seemed to be a general feeling the goal 
of a million dollars would not only be reached but that 
it would be surpassed. . . . The hundreds of workers 
among alumni and friends of the University have not 
slackened one bit in their efforts to make this program an 
outstanding one in the history of the University. Not only 
are they anxious to reach the goal in regard to the amount 
of money, but they hope that every former student and 
friend of the University will have his name on the final 
honor roll. 

President Edeus receives . the flag 
from presidents of the senior classes 
to officially end the academic year, 
while rising senior presidents look on. 
Class presidents are, left to . right : 
Connie Woodward, retiring "Wom- 
an 's College senior president ; Bich- 
ard J. Crowder, rising senior presi- 
dent ; Alice Jean Younians, rising 
Woman's College senior president; 
and Tom Powers, retiring Trinity 
College senior president. 

Year Ends on Triumphant Note 

Development Campaign Total of S7, 500, 000 Is Announced 

A temperate spring gave way to sum- 
mer -with unweleonied enthusiasm during 
Commencement week end. Temperatures 
hovered between 95 and 100 degrees in 
the coolest shade. But the sudden inva- 
sion of an equatorial sun failed miserably 
if its intent was to parch the spirit of 
over 1,200 graduating students, their 
parents, a thousand celebrating alumni, 
and hosts of other visitors to the campus. 

This 1951 Commencement Week End 
will be remembered as one of Duke's 
brightest. Those former students who 
returned for class reunions and other 
alumni events made the Gothic halls of 
West Campus ring with the good will 
and good cheer of fellowship and loyalty. 
While falling slightly short of being the 
largest alumni turnout, this year's crowd 
was, without doubt, one of the liveliest. 

There was cause for jubilation. Over 
and above the fun of meeting old class- 
mates and girl friends, of dinners and 
picnics, there was a sense of serious ac- 
complishment that lent the 1951 Com- 
mencement observances an air of tri- 

The Big Announcement 

President Edens. speaking before the 
graduating class in the Indoor Stadium 
on Monday morning, made public an an- 
nouncement that had been made privately 
twice before : first before the National 
Council Saturday afternoon, and second 

before the General Alumni Association 
Saturday evening. 

Monday the public was allowed to hear 
the news that alumni had heard two days 
earlier : 

Through the Duke University Develop- 
ment Campaign, Duke's alumni and 
friends had raised $7,500,000 for "a 
greater Duke," and the immediate goal 
of the campaign was but one million 
dollars away! 

Furthermore, the President announced, 
work would soon start on the final major 
building project of the program, the new 
Administration and Classroom Building, 
scheduled for the corner of the quad- 
rangle directly across from the West 
Campus Library. 

Additional details of the Development 
Program's achievements during 1950-51 
are carried in this issue of the Register 
with the story of the National Council 

Another Large Class 

Degrees awarded at graduation exer- 
cises numbered 1,216. Of these 137 were 
earned as of September 1, 1950, and the 
rest during the current academic year. 

The University's three undergraduate 
colleges produced 691 candidates for de- 
grees this year. Trinity College offered 
369 for the Bachelor of Arts and 19 for 
the Bachelor of Science; the Woman's 
College 197 for the Bachelor of Arts 

and nine for the Bachelor of Science; 
and the College of Engineering 46 for 
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engi- 
neering, 21 in Electrical Engineering, 
and 20 in Civil Engineering. 

Graduate and professional school de- 
grees, numbering 525, were broken down 
as follows : 

Diploma in Nursing, 39 ; Bachelor of 
Science in Medicine, 4; Doctor of Medi- 
cine, 76; Bachelor of Laws, 78; Master 
of Laws, 5; Bachelor of Divinity, 33; 
Master of Religious Education, 3; Master 
of Education, 1 ; Master of Arts, 46 ; Doe- 
tor of Philosophy, 56; Master of For- 
estry , 45; and Doctor of Forestrv, 2. 

The Robert E. Lee Prize, presented 
to a member of the senior class on the 
basis of leadership, character, schol- 
arship and athletic ability, went this 
year to Noyes Thompson (Tom) 
Powers, of Cumberland, Md. It is the 
University's highest student honor. 

Tom, who graduated magna cum 
laude, was a member of Phi Beta 
Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, senior 
class president, a member of the hon- 
orary society Red Friars, and an out- 
standing football and baseball star. 
The Robert E. Lee prize is the gift of 
the Rev. A. W. Plyler, '92, and Mrs. 

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A number of those seniors receiving 
degrees were simultaneously given re- 
serve commissions in various branches 
of the armed service. Four Army Air 
Force commissions were granted, the first 
since the Duke Air R.O.T.C. was or- 
ganized two years ago. The Navy com- 
missioned 39 ensigns, the Marine Corps 
six second lieutenants, and one doctor 
was commissioned into the Medical Corps. 
Six other Duke doctors have been com- 
missioned in the Army during the aca- 
demic year. 

It might be anticipated that a number 
of other graduates will be inducted into 
the armed service with somewhat less 
ceremony in coming weeks. 

No Time for Neutral Minds 

An audience of parents, alumni, and 
visitors estimated at 6,000 was on hand 
in the Indoor Stadium to witness the 
exercises. The academic procession, which 
began forming in the traditional manner 
along the walk from the Clock Tower to 
the gymnasium at 9:15 a.m., attracted a 
host of amateur photographers anxious 
to record on film their graduating sons 
and daughters and the colorful pageantry 
of caps and gowns. 

The Honorable W. Kerr Scott, gov- 
ernor of North Carolina, delivered the 
message to the graduating class. Com- 
mencement speaker was Robert D. 
Calkins, Ph.D., LL.D., director of the 
General Education Board of the Rocke- 
feller Foundation. 

In the presidential address to the de- 
cree candidates, Dr. Edens commented : 

"The University believes in you; other- 
wise she would not have placed the im- 
print of her seal upon you. The members 
af the faculty and your other friends in 
the University will remember you for 
what you were at your best in conduct 
and performance. They will expect much 
from you in the future. 

"You have come in contact while here 
with men and women of strong convic- 
tions. This is no time for neutral minds. 
The University stands for something. It 
believes in something. It expects the 
same of you, and we have confidence that 
you, as educated men and women, will 
subject your judgments always to the 
noblest criteria which educated men and 
women have devised." 

Approximately one-third of the de- 
crees awarded this year went to students 
who are native North Carolinians. The 
graduating class contained representa- 
tives of 40 states and eight foreign coun- 
tries. The 1950-51 student body at Duke 
was composed of students from all 48 
states and 33 foreign countries. 

Mrs. Marshall T. Spears, '14 

C. B. Houck, '22 

Two New Trustees Are Named 

Mrs. Marshall T. Spears Becomes First 
Woman Board Member 

Estelle Flowers Spears (Mrs. Marshall 
T.), '14, of Durham, has become the first 
woman member of the Duke University 
Board of Trustees in the 110-year history 
of Duke University and Trinity College. 
She and C. B. Houck, '22, out-going presi- 
dent of the General Alumni Association, 
were named to the Board to fill the posts 
of Dr. Robert L. Flowers, A.M. '04, chan- 
cellor and former Duke president, and 
James A. B°ll, '86, former vice-chairman 
of the Board, respectively. 

Mrs. Spears is the sister oi Dr. Flowers, 
whom she succeeds. He will continue to 
serve as honorary member and as trustee 
emeritus. Mr. Bell has resigned, and will 
also be trustee emeritus. The Board elect- 
ed Norman Cocke, of Charlotte, N. C. to 
succeed Mr. Bell to the vice-chairmanship. 

A native of Taylorsville, N. C, Mrs. 
Spears moved to Durham with her family 
in 1904. She was graduated from Trinity 
Park Preparatory School and from Trin- 
ity College, magna cum laude. She is 
married to Marshall T. Spears, Durham 
attorney and former judge of the Superior' 
Court of North Carolina. Their son, 
Marshall T. Spears, Jr., was graduated 
from Duke in 1947. 

Having previously served as president 
of the Duke University Alumnae Associa- 
tion, Mrs. Spears is a member of the 
executive committee of the Friends of the 
Duke University Library. She is a trus- 
tee of Wright's Refuge in Durham and 
of Lake Junaluska Assemblv. In addi- 

tion, she is a member of the Board of 
Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc., Duke 
Memorial Methodist Church, and president 
of that Church's Woman's Society of 
Christian Service. She was a member of 
Kappa Delta sorority at Duke. 

Mr. Houck, who served as president of 
the Duke General Alumni Association dur- 
ing 1950-51, is president of the Houck 
Advertising Agency in Roanoke, Va. He 
was born in Todd, N. C, and is married 
to the former Margaret Moore McGuire 
of Yanceyville, N. C. 

The first member of the Duke One Hun- 
dred Group, Mr. Houck's efforts during 
the past year have contributed greatly 
to the success of the Duke Development 
Campaign. For a number of years, he 
has been one of the top Duke alumni 

Mr. Houck/formerly taught in North 
Carolina hign schools at Bailey and 
Greensborb, and at High Point College. 
He served on the editorial staff of the 
Winston-Salem Sentinel. In 1928 he es- 
tablished Houck and Company after serv- 
ing as editor of the Southern Furniture 
Journal for two years. 

He is a member of the Board of Trus- 
tees of Union Theological Seminary, 
Richmond, Va. ; deacon of the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Roanoke; member of 
the Rotary and Commonwealth Clubs of 
Roanoke and Richmond; and the Roa- 
noke, Richmond, and Virginia State 
Chambers of Commerce. 


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"In Quest of the Great Age" 

FJ.ccerpts from the 'Commencement 


by Robert D. Calkins, Director 

General Education Board 

Half a century ago, shortly after his 
election as President of Princeton Uni- 
versity, Woodrow Wilson, speaking on 
"The Ideals of America" at ceremonies 
commemorating the one hundredth and 
twenty-fifth anniversary of the Battle of 
Trenton, concluded his remarks by re- 
ferring to this country's coming day of 
strength in the Twentieth Century : 

"It is by the widening of vision," he 
said, "that nations, as men, grow and are 
made great. We need not fear the ex- 
panding scene." . . . 

Woodrow Wilson foresaw, as others 
have foreseen, the coming shift of politi- 
cal and economic power in the Twenti- 
eth Century. But he could not foresee, 
as one rarely can, the precise events by 
which those shifts would be brought 
about. . . . 

Our day of strength has arrived, and 
yet the vision with which we were ex- 
pected to exercise that tremendous power 
is so wanting or uncertain, that we now 
th ; nk less of establishing the great age 
of which Wilson spoke, than of avoiding 
wholesale destruction of the things that 
mark our civilization. . . . 

Upon thinking people, such as you 
in this audience, falls in your time the 
major responsibility for turning help- 
lessness into mastery, drift into purpose- 
ful direction, and ideals into realities. In 
a republic such as ours, where the people 
govern, even if only by consent, thinking 
people and universities, like this, which 
develop the capacity for thought and vis- 
ion, hold the only power we have to 
steer our course in the surging torrent 
of world events in which we now move. 

Tou who will shortly take over the 
direction of affairs in this country may 
wish to pursue your careers and seek 
your own quiet lives undisturbed, as men 
have done before you; but the world of 
your times is destined to allow you no 
such retreat. Because of this nation's 
power and influence, your behavior and 
even your attitudes have become of vital 
concern to distant peoples whom you 
mav never see and never know. . . . 

Perhaps the greatest difficulty we must 
overcome in order to play the interna- 
tional role to which we have fallen heir 
is our want of historical and cultural 
perspective for dealing with other 
peoples. We are new at world politics, 

Robert D. Calkins 

and heretofore we have seen little need 
for an understanding of remote people 
beyond the orbit of our traditions. Xow 
suddenly we find the whole world stirring 
with ambitions, or being stirred by friend 
or foe. Our neglect of education relating 
to foreign cultures and world history has 
left us bewildered and unable to under- 
stand the forces at work in critical places 
whose names and locations we searcely 
know. . . . 

One of the most immediate threats to 
our conception of life is Russian impe- 
rialism and communism. Of them we 
know relatively little, yet with them we 
must contend. But it is illusion to re- 
gard communism and Russian imperial- 
ism as the sole obstacles to peace and 
harmony. . . . 

Whether we seek allies for a balance 
of power against totalitarian commu- 
nism, or in the longer view seek friendly 
relations in a world in which communist 
imperialism has been contained or re- 
moved, we must recognize our own weak- 
ness in the eyes of others. We are a 
wealthy nation with good intentions, but 
we are not wholly trusted even by our 
allies. They dislike much of our be- 
havior, and too many of us hold the no- 
Con, widely suspect beyond our borders, 
that if only other nations would adopt 
our institutions and ways — democracy, 
free enterprise, materialistic objectives, 
and neighborly good-will toward others — 
concord and progress would be assured. 
This to foreign countries is often uncon- 
vincing or unpalatable in their customs. 

Since the Great Discoveries of the fif- 
teenth century, European supremacy, oc- 

cidental civilization and Christianity have 
been extended to the far corners of the 
earth. For four hundred years we have 
come to think of European strength and 
culture as the only influence of conse- 
quence in the world. We have forgotten 
that prior to the Great Discoveries, 
China, India and the Islam states wercs 
and had been for years the dominant 
powers in the world. ... 

Whether or not the era of occidental 
supremacy has passed, the era of in-? 
creasing influence from non-Western 
cultures is at hand. In grasping this sit- 
uation we are at a disadvantage for we 
know little of these cultures. As Toynbee 
explains (Civilizations on Trial) the stir- 
rings in non-Western societies are of our 
own making. We have provided them 
with Western ideas and education, and 
they have incorporated these influences 
and our history into theirs, thus broaden- 
ing and transcending their own culture. 
We, on the other hand, have retained our 
parochial self-centered Western outlook, 
that scarcely recognizes the existence of 
any culture but our own. If we are to 
deal with these peoples and the forces 
around us, and that we must, we have no 
choice but to acquire an understanding 
of the culture and behavior of those who 
lie outside the Western tradition. . . . 

Our task is very different from that of 
previous world powers. Heretofore, the 
great powers have had large sprawling 
empires reaching over several continents. 
In their outlying regions they have had a 
direct economic and political stake and 
the obligation to rule. The British, the 
Dutch, the French and the Germans pre- 
pared themselves for the world politics of 
their time and acquired something of a 
cosmopolitan outlook. We, on the other 
hand, seek no world empire; we have no 
desire to rule other lands; we welcome 
self-rule and independence. We seek to 
wield no power over other peoples save 
that of persuasive good-will and helpful- 
ness. We seek to spread occidental ideas 
— our brand of Western ideas — without 
coercion, through lands where Western 
influence has been before, but at a time 
when those lands are throwing off the 
harness of occidental rule. . . . 

As a people we possess more than a 
vast scientific knowledge and industrial 
capacity, more than material comfort and 
devotion to ideals of freedom. We place 
no limit upon our capacity to discovei 
further knowledge of the physical uni- 
verse and put it to man's use. We have 
only recently come to suspect that the 
materialism and physical comfort foi 
which we are distinguished is not the 
whole of a great life, nor the whole of a 

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great civilization. When we turn our 
attention and energies resolutely to dis- 
cover man's experience and possibilities 
for rounding out great lives and great 
cultures, we may find the missing route 
to the great age, not only for themselves, 
but for peoples who desire to share its 
blessings everywhere. . . . 

Our universities have long approached 
the physical world in search of universal 
uniformities, but in the social and cul- 
tural fields they have ventured little be- 
yond our Western heritage. Unless I mis- 
read the signs, we are now entering a 

period when, from practical necessity, 
we shall lift our eyes and examine civili- 
zations that up to now we have ignored. 
From a study of their history, their in- 
stitutions, their religions, their aspira- 
tions and their conduct, we shall gain 
understanding and acquire vision for the 
mission that falls to us in our day of 
strength. From that study of non- West- 
ern cultures we may enrich our own 
heritage and carry men forward not only 
to a better life, but to a better compre- 
hension of a universe, the penetration of 
whose mysteries is man's unending cjuest. 

"What Do You Make of Life?" 

A digest of the Baccalaureate Sermon 
by The Reverend Paul Eh r man Scherer, 

» Professor of Homiletics 

Union Theological Seminary 

Ask the next person you meet that 
question, and the chances are he will 
answer you quite flatly, Nothing. Noth- 
ing at all. It's a hopeless jumble. Things 
just go round and round, toward the 
hole in the sink. You fight a war to 
make the world safe for democracy, and 
there's less democracy when you finish 
than there was when you began. Then 
you fight another war for the four 
freedoms; and the outcome? More be- 
devilment than ever with want and fear; 
and every man's religion is free only to 
accommodate itself to his side of the iron 
curtain, or to bow itself off the stage en- 
tirely, with its hat under its arm, into 
the comforts of the Gospel. I can make 
nothing of life, says the man on the 

But put the question to him a bit dif- 
ferently. Ask him this time, What do 
you make of life? That undercuts the 
puzzle. If he answers now, I can make 
nothing of it, he's talking w T orse than 
nonsense; he's taken to lying. A good 
deal can be made of it. A good deal has 
been made of it. 

Here you are, on the threshold of a 
world that isn't exactly holding out its 
arms to you in eager welcome. It's a 
world with a frowning face behind its 
fitful smile, threatening every other year 
or two to fall apart half a dozen ways in- 
to ruin. The issue is going to depend in 
far greater measure than you imagine on 
how your generation regards this Chris- 
tian faith to which you have fallen heir. 
It is intended to be essentially creative. 
It is here to make a difference, both in- 
side and out. Not to repair a breach in 
the walls. Not to shore up the founda- 

The Rev. Paul Ehrman Scherer 

tions. Not to patch the roof where the 
rain comes in. To shape order out of 
chaos. To stand against some darkness 
or some void and watch the light come. 
To have a go at shaping where you are 
some little corner of God's kingdom, as 
a potter shapes a vase. To chisel out of 
the crude granite of the world "carved 
angels, eager-eyed, with hair blown back, 
and wings put cross-wise on their 
breasts," "choir over choir, face to face 

There is no earthly objection to any- 
body's .using Christianity as a refuge. 
Never offer any apologies for it on that 
score. There are times when we need 
shelter : shelter from the mind's fear and 
the heart's anguish, from sheer futility 
and despair. But God help us if we go 
on thinking that's enough ! Nobody can 
stand still and be safe by fighting off at- 
tack. A nation can't, an army can't, and 
a soul can't. Sometimes we talk about 
saving Protestantism. On the global scale 
we are busy saving our American enter- 

prise against the inroads of Communism. 
And do you know what it all means? 
It means that both of them — Protestant- 
ism and the American ideal — are in a bad 
way! The ultimate secret of physical 
health doesn't lie in brushing your teeth 
and gargling and spraying yourself with 

Why is it so hard to learn as much 
about these things in our Western cul- 
ture with which we have fallen so deeply 
in love? Unless we can manage somehow 
to get them out from under the defenses 
we have been trying to build around 
them, and set them on their feet in the 
world's face, conquering and to conquer, 
they're done! 

Paul was sure that the Christian faith 
was essentially creative, that it was here 
to make a difference. And he was sure 
of this too : that with such an incom- 
parably great thing as the grace of God 
involved in it, nobody could ever be satis- 
fied to set it meagre tasks or reap from 
it meagre harvests. That was unthink- 
able. To have the whole of God in your 
hands — that's what he says — to no point 
and no effect, would be to harness the 
tides and turn not even a flutter-mill ! 
That would be to garner the driving 
energies of all Creation, and use them for 
no purpose! He wasn't afraid that God 
would waste anything : he was afraid that 
people would waste God! Mavbe you can 
set that God ?s he did — and it was no 
fool's errand ! — against the world you 
have on your books. God will not tell us 
how to whip the Russians. He had no 
word for Paul about how to whip Rome. 
He has a word about human life, and He 
has a word about Himself : I the Lord 
thy God have spoken it. It shall come to 

But that word isn't for anybody who 
keeps feeling his spiritual pulse, or look- 
ing on from the side-lines to see how the 
game is going now. It isn't for anybody 
who hoards the faith he has, and thinks 
that Christianity is his own private road 
to peace of mind. It's for those who will 
confront the world again with God's 
creative challenge : men and women, as 
Visser t' Hooft has put it, who will raise 
the simple, direct, concrete, primeval hu- 
man issues, about our racial inequalities, 
our moral indifference to the rights of 
others, our callous exploitation of every- 
thing' in the heaven above and in the 
earth beneath. It's for those who with- 
out fear of result or hope of reward will 
take their place on the side of the poor 
and the needy and the disinherited : not 
to solve the sterile problems of living, but 
to set once more for men the problem of 


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One Million Dollars Left to Go 

National Council Surveys a Year of Great Achievement and Plans New Moves 

Duke University's drive toward an im- 
mediate $8,650,000 Development Program 
goal during 1950-51 has produced 

This was announced for the first time, 
officially, by Benjamin F. Few, '15, A.M. 
'16, at the Commencement meeting of 
the National Council on Saturday. June 
2, the very day that the $7,500,000 figure 
was reached. 

The national chairman emphasized, in 
his announcement, the double importance 
of the approximately $1,000,000 still 
needed to reach the $S,650,000 objective. 
This sum must be raised as part of the 
$3,000,000 still required to match gifts 
offered by the General Education Board 
and an anonymous donor on a contingent 

Edwin L. Jones, '12, of Charlotte, N. 
C, presiding at the meeting, in the ab- 
sence of Chairman Kenneth II. Brim, '20, 
reminded Council members that the total 
announced included these contingent 
funds, and that all of the money cannot 
be counted as actually in hand until the 
last dollar of the matching fund is 

The Council then unanimously carried 
a motion by Mr. Few that the campaign 
be extended to December 31, 1951, and 
that alumni who have volunteered to 
serve as campaign workers be requested 
to dedicate their efforts to raising the 
amount still necessary to the goal within 
the next six months. 

Alonzo C. Edwards, '25, new National Council Chairman, inspects the Devel 
opruent Campaign display in the Union lobby during Commencement. 

"This next $1,000,000," Mr. Few com- 
mented, "should be within easy reach. I 
would remind you that only a small per- 
centage of our fellow-alumni have thus 
far pledged to give to this program. This 
is true primarily because only a small 
percentage has as yet been asked to give. 
Among those who have been asked, the 
response has been great. 

"In the sort of an intensified campaign 

necessary to raise the kind of mone? 
Duke must have, it has been impossible 
to reach into every segment of the alumni 
body within the time that has elapsed 
Nor has there been available a staff largi 
enough to push this thing everywhere i 
should be pushed. 

"TVe have, therefore, an opportunity 
to reach our goal by extending our plei 
to all of our alumni. If we can get thi 
participation that the Loyalty Fund hai 
enjoyed in past years, with an averagi 
gift equal to that of this past year*! 
Development Campaign, then success is J 
foregone conclusion." 

The Source Is Important 

During the discussion of Mr. FeVi 
motion to extend the campaign until th< 

Discussing the Development Cam 
paign of the past year, and obviouslj 
pleased with what has been accom- 
plished, are (left to right) President 
Edens; Benjamin F. Few, '15. thf 
campaign's national chairman: Ales 
H. Sands. Jr., of the Duke Endow- 
ment and a University trustee, and] 
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, 
Senator "Willis Smith. The four wera 
photographed in informal conference] 
just prior to the National Coimcilj 

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end of the current calendar year, Leo S. 
Brady, '23, of New York City com- 
mented : 

"Out of the more than 25,000 prospects 
the amount subscribed to date has been 
from about 4,000 alumni and friends. 
We need to raise the money, but equally 
important is the source of that money. 
Along with our attempts to raise the 
money should go the attempt to visit 
personally every single alumnus and to 
obtain some subscription, no matter how 
small. Much of the lack of response is 
jdue to the fact that our alumni are not 
in the habit of giving. I have a notion 
that we ought to start getting that habit." 

Members of the Council were wel- 
comed by President Edens at the opening 
of their Commencement meeting. The 
President expressed to each of them his 
own and the University's deep apprecia- 
tion for the part that they had played, 
by giving of their time and their means, 
in the great success of the 1950-51 cam- 

Dr. Edens revealed to alumni at the 
'General Alumni Association dinner Sat- 
urday night the news of the Development 
Campaign's outstanding success. On 
Monday he announced it to the public 
at graduation exercises and added that 
[the proposed Administration and Class- 
iroom Building would soon begin to rise 
on West Campus. 

Each member of the National Council 
was given a full and detailed report of 
|the campaign, with results by regions, 
classes, and schools. The report for the 
Current fiscal year will not be complete 
pntil June 30. Later some of the details 
bf the results of the campaign will be 
published for all alumni to examine. 

Edwards Is New Chairman 

Alonzo C. Edwards, '25, of Hooker- 
Iton, N. C, was unanimously elected 
bhairman of the National Council for 
1951-52. Mr. Edwards is one of North 
Carolina's leading farmers and has been 
prominent in State and national farm or- 
ganizations for a number of years. Vig- 
)rous and active and an able leader, he 
s expected to direct the efforts of the 
National Council to a successful culmina- 
ion of the current campaign for urgently 
leeded funds. 

Mr. Edwards succeeds Kenneth M. 
irim, '20, of Greensboro, N. C, who was 
inable to attend the Commencement 
neeting of the Council because of busi- 
less of an emergency nature. Mr. Brim, 
vho has been outstanding in University 
ictivities during the year, has drawn 
ligh praise from President Edens and 
rom fellow-Council members for his 

Elected vice-chairman of the National 
Council was Dr. H. K. Terry, '36, of 
Miami, Fla. Dr. Terry received the 
D.M.D. from Harvard in 1940. 

Named to the executive committee were 
Edwin L. Jones, Jr., B.S.C.E. '48; 
Charles S. Clegg, '26; and B. Everett 
Jordan, '18. Elected representatives-at- 
large to the Council were Mr. Jones; 
Charles S. Rhyne, '34; Mr. Jordan; Leon 
S. Ivey, '26; and Estelle Flowers Spears 
(Mrs. Marshall T.), '14. 

The slate of officers was presented by 
Richard E. Thigpen, '22, on behalf of 
the Executive Committee. 

After Four Years 

After four full years of activity, the 
Duke University National Council, or- 
ganized in 1947, can look back upon a 

brief but significant history of contribu- 
tions to Duke. 

Since its organization it has brought 
into a cohesive and effectively operating 
unit representatives of the University's 
somewhat heterogeneous alumni groups. 
It has succeeded in coordinating the ac- 
tivities of alumni organizations and in 
bringing them and the University into a 
profitable and productive partnership. 

Its major accomplishment has been the 
organization of the Loyalty Fund, 
through which Duke has received, and 
will continue to receive, annual financial 
support, and the conduct of the Develop- 
ment Campaign to provide urgently 
needed money for capital expenditures. 

The National Council enters its fifth 
year with a record of significant accom- 
plishments behind it and prospects for 
even greater achievement ahead. 

Gordon Gray, U. N. C. president ; Julian Boyd, Princeton librarian, 
Liston Pope, Yale Divinity School dean. 


Three Receive Honorary Degrees 

Julian Parks Boyd, '25, A.M. '26, li- 
brarian of Princeton University, his- 
torian, editor, and administrator, was 
awarded the Litt. D. degree at Com- 
mencement. A tireless collector and ac- 
curate interpreter of historical materials, 
Mr. Boyd is the editor of a 50-volume 
collection of Jefferson's papers. Like 
Jefferson, he is an aristocrat in intellect 
and a democrat in his desire to put the 
power of truth and the privilege of 
inquiry at the free disposal of all men. 

Gordon Gray, president of the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina, received the 
LL.D. degree. He is also a lawyer, legis- 
lator and an editor. Having entered the 
Army of the United States as a private, 
he rapidly advanced in the service, and 
then became Secretary of the Army. A 

far-sighted statesman, he has merited 
the commendation of his country for, 
among many other distinguished services, 
a significant report on international eco- 
nomic of matters of far-reaching impor- 
tance, President Gray is an effective 
leader of democratic higher education at 
one of the nation's oldest and foremost 
state universities. 

Liston Corlando Pope, '29, B.D. '32, 
who was presented the D.D. degree, is 
the first son of the South to become Dean 
of the Divinity School of Yale Univer- 
sity. A native North Carolinian, a bril- 
liant seholor, author, and lecturer in 
social ethics, he is an unexcelled pioneer 
in the professional education of an ecu- 
menical ministry for a world in grave 
moral crisis. 


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Alumni Association Holds Annual Meeting 

Bill Werber, '30, Is Elected President for 1951-52 

William M. Werber, '30, of Washing- 
ton, D. C, was elected president of the 
General Alumni Association at its an- 
nual dinner meeting in the West Campus 
Union on Saturday evening, June 2. He 
succeeds C. B. Houck, '22, of Roanoke, 

An insurance counselor in Washington, 
Mr. Werber was one of the all-time 
greats of Duke baseball. He was a star 
shortstop on the team from 1928 through 
1930, and later became a major league 
player. This spring, his son, Bill, Jr., 
a sophomore, was one of Duke's leading 
diamond stars. He was chosen 1951's 
most valuable player in the Big Four. 

Other officers elected for the coming 
year were three vice-presidents : Rich- 
ard E. Thigpen, '22, Charlotte, X. C; 
Fred Folger, '23, Mount Airy, X. C; and 
Kenneth Brim, '20, Greensboro, X. C. 

Approximately 500 alumni filled two 
West Campus dining halls for the dinner 
meeting. Classes holding reunions had 
the largest representations, but practi- 
cally every class for the past 60 years 
sent delegates. 

Representatives of the senior classes 
and their parents were guests of the 
Association for the occasion. The class 
of 1951 was presented to President Houck 
for acceptance into the alumni association 
by Charles A. Dukes, director of Alumni 

Presiding over the meeting was out- 
going president, Mr. Houck. President 
Hollis Edens welcomed the alumni, and 
he added words of high praise for the 

success of the Development Campaign 
that was due to the enthusiasm and vig- 
orous activity of alumni. He made an ad- 
vance announcement that the fund total 
had reached $7,500,000. 

The Program 

The triple quartet from the Duke 
Men's Glee Club, led by J. Foster Barnes, 
director of music, sang three numbers for 
the entertainment of the alumni. This 
completes the 24th, season of music lead- 
ership on the Duke campus by Mr. and 
Mrs. Barnes. 

Coma Cole Willard (Mrs. Walter B.), 
'22, of Raleigh, president of the Alumnae 
Association, brought greetings to the as- 
semblage from the alumnae, and wel- 
comed the incoming senior class. 

Edward L. Cannon, '26, also of Ra- 
leigh, president of the class of 1926, 
which this year celebrated its 25th anni- 
versary, was recognized. He spoke to 
the alumni about the Silver Anniversary 
class and enumerated some interesting 
statistics about the various professions 
and activities of its members. 

Several alumni were especially recog- 
nized at the dinner. Xellie Edwards 
Cranford (Mrs. W. I.), Durham; Frank 
Armfield, Oxford; and the Reverend M. 
T. Plyler, Durham; all members of the 
class of '92, shared the honor of repre- 
senting the oldest class with members at- 
tending. Thomas Smart, '41, LL.B. '47, 
and Rae Elizabeth Rogers Smart (Mrs. 
T.), '41, from Denver, Colo., were the 
alumni coming from the longest distance. 

Scene from "Belles and Ballots," Hoof 

Horn Commencement show. 

William M. Werber, '30 

Winners of awards in the Third Annual 
Alumni Golf Tournament were also an- 

In addition to the speakers, the Rever- 
end and Mrs. Paul Erhman Seherer were 
guests seated at the head table. Dr. 
Seherer, professor of homiletics at Union 
Theological Seminary in Xew York, de- 
livered the Baccalaureate Sermon in thffl 
Duke University Chapel the following! 
morning. Other guests at the head table| 
were Mrs. A. Hollis Edens; Mrs. C. B. 
Houck; Mrs. Charles A. Dukes; Anna- 
belle Lambeth Jones (Mrs. Edwin L.)J 
'12; Mr. Walter B. Willard; Mrs. W. ffJ 
Wannamaker; and Dr. Wannamaker, 
A.M. '01. 

The new slate of officers selected by 
the nominating committee was proposed 
by Edwin L. Jones, '12, University trus- 
tee. Nominations were seconded, and the 
committee's candidates were elected unan- 

Following the dinner and the combined 
entertainment program and business 
meeting, alumni adjourned to Page Audi- 
torium to see the student musical produc- 
tion, Belles and Ballots. Some 1,000 
alumni and townspeople attended the 
performance, which was the first Hoof 
'n' Horn show to be presented at Com- 
mencement. The show met with the en- 
thusiastic approval of an audience that 
has requested more entertainment by stu- 
dent groups at future alumni sessions. 

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Professor Hargitt Retires 

Dr. George T. Hargitt, 70, professor 
of zoology at Duke for the past 21 years 
and director of graduate studies in his 
department from 1930 to 1949, retired 
from active teaching at the end of the 
past academic year. 

About 60 colleagues and former stu- 
dents honored Dr. Hargitt at a dinner 
in the spring. Leather-bound books of 
letters from former students and reprints 
of scientific writings done by students 
under his instruction were presented to 
Dr. Hargitt by Dr. Henry S. Roberts, 
Jr., assistant professor of zoology. The 
wives of staff members gave him a silver 
bowl. Dr. C. G. Bookhout, assistant pro- 
fessor of zoology, was toastmaster, and a 
warm tribute was paid by Dr. I. E. Gray, 
department chairman. 

A native of Fairfield, Ind., Dr. Hargitt 
received the A.B. degree from Syracuse 
University in 1902, the A.M. degree from 
the University of Nebraska in 1903, and 
the Ph.D. degree from Harvard in 1909. 
Syracuse University awarded him the 
Sc.D. degree in 1939. He came to Duke 
in 1930 from the Wistar Institute in 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Golf Tournament Attracts 
Record Number of Entries 

A record field of 61 entries, represent- 
ing 20 classes from 1911 to the present 
graduating class, distinguished the third 
annual Duke golf tournament played 
over the Commencement week end at the 
Hope Valley links. 

John Enander, '51, of Plainfleld, N. J., 
took top honors with a low gross score 
of 73 for the 18-hole course, and also 
turned in the low net score for his class 
group. E. R. (Skip) Cobb, '31, of Dur- 
ham, made the tournament's lowest net 
score of 65. Wallace E. Seeman, '41, 
Durham, led the 10th -year reunion class 
with a net score of 67. Lillie Clements 
Sloan (Mrs. Perry, Jr.), '40, shot a 72 
to take low net score for alumnae. 

The tourney, which has attracted more 
participants with each succeeding year, is 
sponsored annually by the tenth year re- 
union class. It is open to alumni and 
alumnae, wives and husbands, and mem- 
bers of the faculty, staff and board of 
trustees. This year's sponsoring class 
contributed 11 men to the field of entries. 
Classes represented, in addition to those 
holding reunions this vear, were '19, '21, 
'22, '23, '29, '31, '34, '39, '40, '45, '47, 
'50, and '51. 

This year's tournament, played on a 
dry course under a blazing sun, saw the 
two-year champion Bill Cozart, of Dur- 

Checking in at the starter's table at Hope Valley are (left to right) Arthur 
Carver, '19, Fred Lloyd, '34, Oscar Barker, '23, Ned May, '34, and Ken 
Podger, '37. At table are Mike Souchak, '51, Dan Hill, '39 (hidden from 
camera), and Floyd S. Bennett, '12. 

Increasing the ball's visibility at the wash stand are (left to right) John 
Enander, '51, Bill Holifield, '51, Fred Crawford, '34, and Tom Rogers, '35. 

ham, dethroned by John Enander. Mrs. 
Perry Sloan, Jr., winner in the women's 
group, retained the distinction she won 
last year. Dr. W. L. Thomas of Duke 
Hospital played a gross 75-net 66 to 
lead the faculty, staff and trustees group, 
succeeding A. H. Sands, Jr., of New 
York, last year's winner. 

Trophies were awarded to the winners 
at the annual alumni dinner on Saturday 
night. The annual trophy cup went to 
the class of '41 for having the largest 

number of entries. Other prizes were 
china dinner plates decorated with Uni- 
versity scenes, drinking glasses with the 
University insignia, and golf balls. 

General arrangements for the tourna- 
ment were in the hands of Floyd Ben- 
nett, '12. Wesley McAfee, '41, and Bob 
Pike, '41, both of Durham, served as co- 
chairmen of the event. Dan Hill, Jr., '39, 
assistant athletic director, whose class 
sponsored the first tourney three years 
ago, functioned as manager and starter. 


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Association Meetings 

New York City 

Fred "Doc" Walker, '47, secretary of 
the Duke Alumni Association of New 
York, has announced that his group 
scheduled an open house to welcome to 
New York the Graduating Class of 1951. 
It took place in The Cafe of the Am- 
bassador Hotel on Wednesday, June 13, 
from 5 :30 to 9 :00 P.M. 

The Duke Lounge in the Williams Club 
Library, 24 E. 39th St., is open Monday, 
Wednesday and Friday, 5:00 to 7:00 

Any alumni who are interested in at- 
tending the meeting's and social affairs of 
the New York Association, are urged to 
write F. L. (Doc) Walker, secretary of 
the Duke Alumni of New York, c/o John 
Swift Company, Inc., 455 West 30th 
Street, New York 1, N. Y., or call LAck- 
awanna 4-1144. The Association will be 
delighted to have more alumni join their 
group and participate in their good 

Jacksonville, Fla. 

The Duke Alumni Club of Jacksonville 
met at Timuquana Country Club on Fri- 
day, May 25. Good food, swimming and 
dancing highlighted the meeting. A 
showing of the film "A Year at Duke" 
was also a feature of the evening. 

The dinner meeting was the second 
gathering of Jacksonville alumni in the 
past few months. On Monday, March 
27, the club held a reception and dance, 
honoring the Duke Glee Club and its 
choral director, J. Foster Barnes. The 
affair was held following the Glee Club 
concert in Robert E. Lee High School. 

The Jacksonville group plans another 
meeting and an election of officers in 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

The Duke Alumni Association of Phil- 
adelphia and vicinity continued its high 
peak of activity with a spring partv on 
May 11. 

Highlights of the entertainment were 
a clever magician and a talented group of 
teen-age dancers who performed Scottish 
and American folk dances. Plans were 
formulated for a fall theater party and 
summer executive committee meetings. 

In addition to alumni a number of 
prominent guests attended, including : 
Dr. Edward Snow, governor of the Penn- 
sylvania District of the Lions Interna- 
tional; Ira Thomas, senior scout for the 
Philadelphia Athletics baseball team; Al 

Wistert, captain of the Philadelphia 
Eagles and former All-American from 
the University of Michigan; Joseph 
Allessandions, Assistant Public Defender 
of Philadelphia; Annette Coar Gessler, 
Philadelphia Amateur Women's Golf 
Champion; Ted Goesuch of the Police 
Athletic League; and Hal Moore, a local 
"disc jockey." 

Dallas, Texas 

Dallas alumni have recently formed a 
permanent Duke alumni organization, to 
be known as the Duke University Club. 
The meeting, attended by 20 alumni, was 
held on April 13, at Duntons' Cafeteria 
in Lakewood, a residential section of 

William C. Wettstein, '47, a native of 
Scarsdale, N. Y., and now sales manager 
for Burlington Mills in Dallas, addressed 
the group about the needs of the Univer- 
sity and the importance of the Develop- 
ment Campaign. 

Before the meeting closed, Mr. Wett- 
stein was elected president and Jayne 
Ellen Becker Dale (Mrs. John L.), '47, 
was elected secretary of the club. 

Mecklenburg County 

Coach Bill Murray, mentor of Duke's 
new Split "T," was the principal speaker 
at a dinner meeting held by the Mecklen- 
burg County alumni on Tuesday, May 22. 

Other activities of Mecklenburg Coun- 
ty alumni include monthly luncheon meet- 
ings. At the first meeting on Thursday, 
April 26, approximately 20 alumni gath- 
ered informally at Thacker's Restaurant 
in Charlotte. Plans for future meetings 
were made and another gathering was 
scheduled for the first Thursday in May. 
Subsequent meetings will be held on the 
first Thursday of each following month 
if the plan meets with general approval. 

Benjamin S. Horack, '39, LL.B. '41, 
1950 president of the association, stated 
that it is the present intention that these 
meetings be primarily for fellowship, 
offering an opportunity to all the alumni, 
especially up-town business men, to meet 
and eat together once a month. 

St. Petersburg, Fla. 

A spaghetti dinner at Joe & Lee's Spa- 
ghetti Palace, St. Petersburg, Fla., fea- 
tured the first meeting of the year of the 
Pinellas County Chapter of the Duke 
Alumni Association. 

A short business session followed the 
dinner and a generous Chapter donation 
was made to the Development Campaign. 

Newly elected officers were : Robert Al- 
len, Jr., '47, president; Betsy Rankin 
Sinden (Mrs. Richard), '45, vice-presi- 
dent; and Nancy Spangler Moore (Mrs. 
Thomas J.), '44, secretary-treasurer. 
Frequent meetings and other activities 
were planned for the near future. 

Alumni who attended the meeting in- 
cluded : Dorothy Lambdin Beekman 
(Mrs. A. Woods'), '41; D wight McCor- 
miek, '48; Thomas J. Moore, M. D. '45; 
Roderick Webb, M.D. '39 ; Charles Done- 
gan, M.D. '44; Richard Sinden, M.D3 
'43 ; James I. Edwards, '38 ; Martha Rudy 
Wallace (Mrs. John Powell), '48; Robert 
Thompson, M.D. '47; John H. Hurlburt, 
'39; Charles Landreth, '39; Porter Gar? 
land, '38; Richard Sample, '30; Dorothy 
Eaton Sample (Mrs. Richard), '33; John 
Sharpless, '34; Margaret Edwards 
Sharpless (Mrs. John), '34; Ruth 
Schiller White (Mrs. Robert), '35; and 
Lucia K. Berry, M.A. '47. 

Cincinnati, Ohio 

The first meeting of the Cincinnati 
Alumni Association was held on Tues- 
day, May 8. Approximately 40 persons 
attended, including spouses and friends 
of the alumni. Many others, while unable 
to attend, expressed interest and enthusi- 
asm in the plans of the new organization. 

At a business session A. R. Thomas, 
'43, was elected president. Mary Bank- 
hardt Knaebel (Mrs. Irvin G., Jr.), '44, 
was elected vice-president, and Kathleen 
Watkins Dale (Mrs. Francis L.), '43, 
secretary-treasurer. Other alumni whoj 
attended the business meeting were : Miri- 
am Silva McCarthy (Mrs. Jack), '42; 
Eleanor Breth Brust (Mrs. Albert A.), 
'42; Albert A. Brust, '41; Edna Tefft, 
'50; Elizabeth S. Bramham (Mrs. Win- 
frey P.), '28; Alice Booe Bimel (Mrs. 
Carl M.), '43; Charlotte Newlan Deu- 
pree (Mrs. William J., Jr.), '40; Wil-( 
liam J. Deupree, Jr., '38; Emmet Howe, 
'42; and Morrow Wright, '44. 

Junaluska Duke Day 

August 11 will be Duke Day at 
Lake Junaluska. 

Speaker for the 1951 occasion for 
Duke's alumni and friends in western 
North Carolina will be Dean James 
Cannon, '14, of the Divinity School. 
His address will begin at 8 :00 p.m. 
in the Auditorium. 

The program has not yet been com- 
pleted, but as soon as all arrangements 
have been made, Duke's former stu- 
dents in the area will receive notices by 

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Dean and Mrs. McClain 
Entertain Law Alumni 

More than 100 people attended the first 
annual meeting of the Duke University 
Law School Alumni Association held on 
the campus June 1 during reunion and 
Commencement week end. 

The alumni were entertained at a re- 
ception at the home of Dean and Mrs. 
Joseph D. McClain, Jr., on Myrtle Drive 
late Friday afternoon. 

Members of this year's graduating class 
were guests of the Association at a dinner 
held in the Union Ballroom that evening 
and were inducted into the organization. 
Judge Allen Gwyn, '18, presided at the 
meeting. Principal speaker was Dean 
McClain of the Duke Law School. He 
spoke on the aspects of legal education 
and discussed plans for the law school 
and the relation of alumni to the school. 

Jefferson D. Johnson, Jr., '22, Associate 
Justice of the North Carolina State Su- 
preme Court, presented five seniors with 
memberships in the Order of the Coif, 
honorary law fraternity. The new mem- 
bers, who were elected to the organization 
on the basis of their high scholastic stand- 
ing in the class, were Kermit Odel 
Hiaasen, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. ; Arnold B. 
McKinnon, Lumberton, N. C. ; William 
B. W. Howe, Hendersonville, N. C; J. 
Carlton Fleming, Creedmoor, N. C. ; and 
Roy G. Simmons, Manahawkin, N. J. 

The prize awarded annually by Senator 
Willis Smith, '10, to the student having 
the highest scholastic average over a 
three-year period was presented to Kermit 
Odel Hiaasen. 

Officers of the Law Alumni Association, 
elected to serve until June of 1952, were : 
Joseph 0. Tally, Jr., '40, LL.B. '42, 
Fayetteville, N. C, president ; L. K. Mar- 
tin, '17, Winston-Salem, N. C, vice-presi- 
dent; and E. C. Bryson, '34, Duke Law 
School, secretary-treasurer. 

Divinity School Alumni 
Meet During Convocation 

During the second annual, four-day, 
interdenominational Christian Convoca- 
tion and Pastors' School held on the 
Duke Campus, a luncheon meeting was 
held by alumni of the Divinity School. 
More . than 125 alumni attended the 

Paul N. Garber, Bishop of the Method- 
ist Church in the Richmond, Va., and 
Geneva, Switzerland, areas, was the prin- 
cipal speaker for the occasion, which was 

held in the West Campus Union Ballroom 
on June 6. 

The following Divinity School alumni 
officers were elected at the business meet- 
ing: Walter C. Ball, '25, A.M. '26, B.D. 
'27, Fayetteville, N. C, president; Earl 
H. Brendal, B.D. '36, Salisbury, . N. C, 
vice-president ; Rowland S. Purdette, 
B.D. '47, Boonville, N. C, secretary; and 
W. D. Caviness, B.D. '43, Goldsboro, N. 
C, treasurer. 

Many of the Divinity School alumni 
attending the Convocation arrived on the 
Duke Campus in time to take part in 
regular class reunions and Commencement 
activities arranged for all alumni the 
week end before the Convocation. 

Nursing Alumnae Entertain 
Graduating Seniors 

The graduating class in the Duke 
School of Nursing was entertained on 
May 25 by the Duke University Nursing 
Alumnae Association. Over 75 members 
and guests attended. Bernice Cobb, R.N., 
B.S.N. '44, retiring president, presided. 

Officers were elected to serve for 1951- 
52 at the meeting. They were Joyce Whit- 
field Dortch (Mrs. Hugh), R.N. '46, presi- 
dent; Rebecca L. Alderman, R.N. '48, 
first vice-president ; Jean Mills Berry, 
R.N. '47, second vice-president; Bernice 
Cobb, R.N., B.S.N. '44, secretary; Doro- 
thy Mae Wilkinson, R.N. '36, corespond- 
ing secretary; Gretchen Johnson Cheek 
(Mrs. Clyde'E.), R.N. '34, treasurer; and 
three directors, Mildred Crawley, R.N., 
B.S.N. '44; Dorothy C. Luther, R.N. '48; 
and Hazel McCoy Ferguson (Mrs. Jose- 
phus D.), R.N. '44. 

Awards were presented to several 
seniors for their outstanding work. Miss 
Mildred Sherwood presented the Bagby 
award in behalf of the Duke Hospital 
Pediatrics Department to Ethel Aileen 
Ledford for her work in pediatrics. Two 
Florence Nightingale plaques were pre- 
sented by Dorothy Luther, '48, in behalf 
of the Alumnae Association to Martha 
B. Hughes and Jane Smith for outstand- 
ing leadership in nursing skills. 

Honorary members who were present 
at the meeting were Dr. Florence Wilson, 
dean, Duke Nursing School, Helen Ab- 
bott, Mildred Sherwood, Marian Batehe- 
lor, and Elsie Moss. 

Out of town alumnae attending the 
meeting were Captains Louise Dobbins, 
R.N. '34, and Mary Williams, R.N. '36, 
of Fort Bragg; Harriett Sawyer, R.N. '45, 
Clinton, N. C. ; and Charlotte Richardson 
Adamo (Mrs. Henry), R.N., B.S.N. '44, 
Staten Island, N. Y. 

Dr. William H. Cartwright 

Education Department 
Chairman Named 

The Duke University Department of 
Education has secured as its new chair- 
man Dr. William H. Cartwright, 36- 
year-old education specialist who for the 
last five years has been on the faculty of 
the Harvard-Boston University extension 

Dr. Cartwright succeeds Dr. W. A. 
Brownell, who resigned in 1949. In the 
interim Dr. Marcus Proctor and Dr. John 
W. Carr, professors of education, have 
served successively as acting chairmen. 

The new department head formerly 
taught at Macalester College in St. Paul, 
Minn., and at the Universities of Minne- 
sota and California. Before entering the 
college teaching field he taught in Minne- 
sota secondary schools for eight years. 
He received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. 
degrees from the University of Minne- 

In addition to being widely recognized 
for his work as curriculum consultant, 
Dr. Cartwright is a historian of note. 

Dr. Cartwright, a prolific writer, has 
published extensively in the fields of 
history and education. His most recent 
work, "The Teaching of History in the 
United States," written in collaboration 
with Professor Arthur C. Bining of the 
University of Pennsylvania, was published 
last year by the Commission on History 
of the Pan American Institute of Geog- 
raphy and History. 

He and Mrs. Cartwright, also an honor 
graduate of Minnesota, have three chil- 
dren, John, 16; Mary, 11; and Ann, 8. 


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Notes from the Reunion Classes 

The annual meeting of the Half Cen- 
tury Club took place at 12:30 p.m. on 
Sunday, June 3, in the West Campus 
Union. The members present were guests 
of the University at luncheon, which was 
followed by a business session, with H. 
B. Craven, '96, president, presiding. 
Other officers for the year 1950-51 were: 
first vice-president, E. Bruce Etheridge, 
'99 ; second vice-president, Annie Pe- 
gram, '96; secretary, B. W. Kogers, '96. 

Following the reading of the minutes 
of the previous meeting by J. P. Breed- 
love, '98, who was acting as secretary in 
the absence of B. W. Rogers, '96, Presi- 
dent Craven welcomed those present and 
delivered to them expressions of regret 
which he had received from members un- 
able to attend. He also read the names 
of those who had passed away since the 
meeting of the Club in June, 1950. 

A nominating committee composed of 
J. P. Gibbons, '98, N. C. Newbold, '98, 
and J. P. Breedlove, presented the fol- 
lowing slate of officers for the coming 
year : president, Ottis Green, '97 ; first 
vice-president, Miss Mamie Jenkins, '96; 
second vice-president, M. T. Plyler, '92 ; 
secretary, J. P. Breedlove, '98 ; repre- 
sentative on the Alumnae Council, Miss 
Annie Pegram, '96; and representative on 
the National Council, Stephen W. Ander- 
son, '01. They were unanimously elected. 

There were five members of the Class 
of 1901, the Fifty Year Class, present 
and they were introduced and welcomed 
into the membership of the Half Cen- 
tury Club. 

Special guests, who were presented by 
the president, brought greetings as fol- 
lows : President Edens from the Univer- 
sity; C. B. Houck, '22, president of the 
General Alumni Association, from the 
alumni; and C. A. Dukes, director of 
Alumni Affairs, from the Alumni Office. 
All expressed appreciation for the con- 
tributions which the members of the Club 
had made during the past year to the 
University in general and particularly 
to the Development Campaign. Mr. 
Dukes said he would especially welcome 
suggestions from time to time regarding 
the program of the Alumni Office. 

Following a few brief remarks by some 
of the members, the meeting was ad- 

Those attending were : Stephen W. 
Anderson, '01, Wilson, N. C. ; J. A. Best, 

'00, Fremont, N. C. ; J. P. Breedlove, '98, 
and Mrs. Breedlove, '07, Durham; Mrs. 
W. I. Cranford,'92, and her daughter, Mrs. 
Will J. Clardy, '18, Durham; Harvey B. 
Craven, '96, Eidgecrest, N. C; C. W. 
Edwards, '94, and Mrs. Edwards, Dur- 
ham; J. P. Gibbons, '98, Hamlet, N. C; 
Ottis Green, '97, Asheville, N. C; Dr. 
A. F. Hammond, '01, Pollocksville, N. 
C; J. W. Hoyle, Sr.,- '98, and Mrs. 
Hovle, '07, Durham; Miss Mamie E. Jen- 
kins, '96, Raleigh, N. C; N. C. Newbold, 
'98, Baleigh, N. C. ; Dr. D. D. Peele, '01, 
Columbia, S. C; Miss Annie M. Pegram, 
'96, Durham; M. T. Plyler, '92, and Mrs. 
Plyler, Durham; Gilbert T. Eowe, '95, 
Durham; James C. Watson, '01, Fairfield, 
N. C; and Leon F. Williams, '01, and 
Mrs. Williams, Ealeigh, N. C. - 

J. P. Breedlove, acting secretary. 

After a joint luncheon with the classes 
of 1911 and 1912, the members of the 
class of 1910 met with the following- 
present : 

Bev. J. J. Boone, Enfield, N. C; Ju- 
lian C. Bundv, 2319 Pembroke Ave., 
Charlotte, N. C. ; Phillip J. Johnson, 430 
Maple Ave., Moeksville, N. O; A. M. 
Proctor, Durham, N. C; Sen. Willis 
Smith, Washington, D. C; W. Sinclair 
Stewart, 1500 Dilworth Road, Charlotte, 
N. C; Romulus A. Whitaker, 1207 N. 
Queens St., Kinston, N. C; Mrs. B. J. 
Brogden, Durham, N. C; Mrs. W. C. 
Chadwick, Box 567, New Bern, N. C; 
Mrs. L. B. Jenkins, Box 667, Kinston, 
N. C: Miss Matilda O. Michaels, Dur- 
ham, N. C. 

At the last reunion a committee had 
been appointed to study the possibilities 
of a class memorial gift to the Univer- 
sity. That committee was composed of 
A. M. Proctor, J. C. Bundy and Miss 
Matilda Michaels. A. M. Proctor re- 
ported for the committee that some in- 
vestigation had been made but no action 
taken. By unanimous vote the committee 
was continued and instructed to study 
the matter further and to report to the 
members of the class by correspondence 
whatever action they wished to recom- 

The class agent, A. M. Proctor re- 
ported on the work of the Development 
Prog-ram and urged all the members to 
renew their efforts to help make the class 

come out with a creditable contribution 
to the program. It was suggested in the 
discussion that the class agent get out 
a news letter about the progress of the 
Program to the various members of the 
class not present. 

Phillip J. Johnson was elected his- 
torian of the class and was instructed to 
gather biographical data of the class 
members and compile this and send it to 
all the class members. 

Upon recommendation of the nominat- 
ing committee the following were elected 
as class officers : 

President, Phillip J. Johnson; vice-^ 
president, Julian C. Bundy; secretary 
and treasurer, Mrs. Maude Hurley Chad- 
wick; representative to the National 
Council, A. M. Proctor; representative 
to the Alumnae Council, Mrs. Mary 
Tapp Jenkins. 

This concluded the business and the 
class adjourned. 

A. M. Proctor, reporter. 

The classes of 1910, 1911, and 1912 
were back at Duke for a joint reunion 
this Commencement of 1951. Of all re- 
unions, this was the very best. We sorely 
missed each class member who failed to 
answer roll call, but those of us who did 
not only had a wonderful time but 
brought home many hajspy memories to 
add to the numerous ones we already 
have of our college contemporaries and 
our beloved Alma Mater. 

Following the reunion luncheon, which 
had many high spots, the highest being 
that we had with us five of our most be- 
loved teachers of former days, the class 
of 1911 held its class meeting. Sam 
Angier presided in the absence of Paul 
Kiker. Sam did a good job, and very 
quickly the following officers were 
elected: P. Frank (Hap) Hanes, Win- 
ston-Salem, N. C, president; Sam J. 
Angier, Durham, vice-president; Emma 
Babbitt Whitesides (Mrs. Blount), Clin-^ 
ton, N. C, secretary-treasurer; Mary 
Freeman Herring (Mrs. W. H), Ra- 
leigh, N. C, representative to the Alum- 
nae Council; J. B. Courtney, Winston- 
Salem, N. C, representative to National 
Council. In addition to the above named 
officers, other members present were 
Christine Mcintosh Page; Raymond 
Bell; B. F. Hurley; James H. Warbui- 

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ton ; Grace Cocherham ; Baxter Proctor, 
and Lou Ola Tuttle Moser. 

At four o'clock the three reunion 
classes went to the home of Sol Brower 
for a coffee hour. Mrs. Brower and Sol 
were so charmingly hospitable that the 
hour ran into two or more, and we still 
lingered, enjoying the delicious coffee, the 
good things to eat, and each other's 
Lor Ola Tuttle Moser (Mrs. 0. C). 


' At one o'clock on Sunday, June 3, a 
most enjoyable joint reunion dinner for 
the classes of '10, '11, and '12 was held in 
a West Campus Union dining hall. P. 
Frank (Hap) Hanes, '11, was master of 
ceremonies, and presided in a delight- 
fully informal manner. He recognized 
our special guests for the reunion, Dr. 
and Mrs. W. H. Wannamaker, Dr. and 
Mrs. W. T. Laprade, Professor and Mrs. 
R. X. Wilson, Professor and Mrs. A. M. 
Webb, and Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Markham. 
In turn, in a humorous and happy fash- 
ion, our former professors brought greet- 
ings to their former students. 

President Hollis Edens paid a short 
visit to the reunion classes, and was in- 
troduced. In his inimitable way he 
brought gracious greetings from the Uni- 
versity. Charles A. Dukes, director of 
Alumni Affairs, and C. B. Houck, presi- 
dent of the General Alumni Association 
also attended. 

Our toastmaster then called upon the 
presidents of the three classes for greet- 
ings or messages. Those responding were 
Mrs. Mary Tapp Jenkins, '10; Sam J. 
Angier, vice-president of '11; and Henry 
A. McKinnon, '12. 

''Hap" then presented the most dis- 
tinguished member of the three classes, 
United States Junior Senator Willis 
Smith, '10, who had been chosen as din- 
ner speaker for the occasion. In a pleas- 
ing manner he recalled to mind incidents 
of our college days, dwelling particu- 
larly on the inspiration gained in Dr. 
Minis' English courses, and sent us all in 
happy reminiscence down memory lane. 

Following the speech, A. S. (Sol) 
Brower, '12, extended from himself and 
his charming wife a cordial invitation to 
an open house at their home in Forest 

Tt was indeed a pleasure to have pres- 
ent at the reunion so many wives and 
husbands of class members. Their pres- 
ence added much to the enjoyableness of 
the occasion. 

To the Alumni Office, Miss Anne Gar- 
rard and her able staff, and to the vari- 

ous committees, the members of the 
classes of '10, '11 and '12 are deeply 
indebted for helping so wonderfully with 
all the arrangements for the joint re- 
union. We are grateful for the lovely 
flowers, the excellent food, and for the 
endless details so necessary to the suc- 
cess of the reunion, which proved to be 
the best attended and one of the most 
delightful the classes have ever held. 

At the close of the joint meeting, the 
individual classes met separately for 
short business meetings. At the meeting 
of the class of '12, twenty-four members 
were present. The meeting was called to 
order by the president, Henry McKin- 
non. The minutes of the class reunion of 
1946 were read and approved. 

Floyd S. Bennett, chairman of the 
nominating committee, presented the fol- 
lowing slate of officers : president, Polly 
Heitman Ivey (Mrs. L. L.), Raleigh, N. 
C. ; vice-president, A. S. (Sol) Brower, 
Duke University, Durham; to continue as 
permanent secretary, Mary Gorham Cobb 
(Mrs. W. H.), 321 Green Street, Fayette- 
ville X. C. ; Xational Council Representa- 
tive, J. Allen Lee, Monroe, X. C. ; Alum- 
nae Council Representative, Emma Me- 
Cullen Covington (Mrs. J. X.), Rocking- 
ham, X. C. The slate was unanimously 

Reports on absent members were called 
for and letters of regret from some were 

read. The secretary was asked to read 
the names of the deceased members of the 
class. It was with sorrow that we learned 
there were 54 names on the list. 

The "girls" of the class expressed their 
appreciation to Leon Jones for the red 
and white roses presented them on enter- 
ing the dining hall. A small expense ac- 
count attendant to the reunion was taken 
care of by members of the class. A vote 
of thanks was tendered "Sol" and Mrs. 
Brower for the lovely courtesy extended 
the three reunion classes, and the meet- 
ing adjourned to the Browers for a happy 
ending to the eighth reunion of the class 
of 1912. 

Mast Gorhaai Cobb (Mrs. W. H.), 



A Friday night open house at Hope 
Valley Country Club for members of the 
ebsses of '35, '36, and '37 got the reunion 
off to a good start. John Moorhead, '35, 
and James L. Xewsom, '35, LL.B. '37, 
both of Durham, were in charge. Quite 
a number were present and enjoyed this 
informal occasion. 

Reuben Smith's Lake on Wake Forest 
Road was the scene of a joint picnic at 
one o'clock on Saturday, attended by mem- 
bers of all three classes, their husbands, 
wives, and children. A good time was had 
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From the Fiftieth Year Class President 

The following is a message from Ste- 
phen W. Anderson, Wilson, N. C, presi- 
dent of the Class of 1901, written for 
the Golden Anniversary of his class: 

I feel sure I speak for those of the 
Class of 1901 fortunate enough to be 
present in person, when I say we are 
thankful after 50 years to be able to at- 
tend the Half Century celebration. It is 
with sadness we note the small attend- 
ance. Some have passed on, whose pass- 
ing we sincerely regret ; and I was deeply 
touched by letters from some whose 
health would not permit their being here. 
They are with us in spirit, and we very 
much regret their absence. It is our hope 
that their afflictions are temporary, and 
they will be spared for many years to 

We appreciate the privilege of being 
here, and feel honored in being inducted 
into the Half Century Club of Duke Uni- 

Our Class was at Trinity College when 
Mr. Washington Duke gave, as I recall 
it, the first $1,000,000.00. There was 

quite a celebration. This was followed by 
gifts from other members of the Duke 
family, all causes for celebrations, then 
culminating in the great philanthropy of 
Mr. Buchanan Duke which has made us 
feel like celebrating ever since. 

The high ideals which made Trinity 
College a factor in North Carolina's 
educational progress made a firm founda- 
tion for Duke University to build on. 
We are proud of our connection with 
that institution. We have been intensely 
interested and proud of the tremendous 
accomplishment in building, equipping, 
and staffing this great University which 
has become respected on a Xational scale, 
and we are even prouder of the fact that 
our present administration is not "rest- 
ing on its oars," but is making plans for 
the future to keep abreast of the chang- 
ing times. We wish more power to you. 

We appreciate the consideration shown 
our Class today, and feel sure you can 
count on our continued loyalty through- 
out the lives of each of us. 


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Upper left: At the open house at Dean McClain's 
for law alumni were, left to right, J. O. Talley, 
Jr., '40, LL.B. '42, chairman of placement com- 
mittee ; Judge Jefferson D. Johnson, '22 ; Dean 
McClain ; Judge A. H. Gwyn, '18, president of law 
alumni ; B. S. Womble, '04, chairman of law 
school committee on Board of Trustees. 

Top center left: Half Century Club officers for 
1951-52 are, seated left to right, Miss Mamie 
Jenkins, *96, first vice-president ; Ottis Green, 
*96, president ; Miss Annie Pegram, '96, Alumnae 
Council representative ; standing left to right, J. 
P. Breedlove, '98, secretary ; S. W. Anderson, '01, 
National Council representative : and Dr. M. T. 
Plyler, '92, second vice-president. 

Top center right : Attending the Fiftieth reunion 
of the class of '01 were, seated left to right. Dr. 
L. F. Williams, Dr. A. E. Hammond, Dr. D. D. 
Peele, standing left to right, S. W. Anderson, 
James C. Watson. 

Upper right : The coffee hour for alumnae was 
attended by, seated left to right, Mrs. Andrew 
Ducker ; Martha Lane Forlines Forney (Mrs. J.), 
'41 ; Dean R. Florence Brinkley ; Martha Culbert- 
son Bailey (Mrs. G. R.), '41; Mrs. Grover Taylor; 
Mary Ellen Smart ; standing left to right, Dorothy 
Marple ; Rae Rogers Smart (Mrs. Thomas D.), 
'41 ; Lyda Bishop, '22 ; Eleanor Powell Latimer 
(Mrs. C. T.), '42; Bessie Whitted Spence (Mrs. H. 
E.», '06; Peg Washburn Davis (Mrs. H. K.), '41. 
Center row left : Among those seated at the head 
table at the joint '10, '11, '12 dinner were, left 
to right, H. A. McKinnon, '12 ; Mary Tapp Jen- 
kins (Mrs. L. B.j, '10; and A. S. Brower, '12. 
Around the center table clockwise are W. S. 
Stewart, '10 ; Mrs. Stewart ; the daughter of 
Philip J. Johnson ; Mrs. Philip J. Johnson ; Philip 
J. Johnson, '10; Mrs. A. M. Webb; Professor A. 
M. Webb ; unidentified. Seated around the table 
in the foreground, left to right, Dr. John Harbi- 
son, '12, A.M. '15, his daughter, and Mrs. Har- 
bison talk to Floyd S. Bennett, '12. 

Center row left center : Shown at the joint '10, 
'11, '12 dinner are, clockwise around the table in 
the foreground from left to right, unidentified ; 
Macon Epps, '12 ; unidentified ; Annie Browning 
Brogden (Mrs. B. J.), '10; Mr. Brodgen ; Ethel 
Thompson Ray (Mrs. Hickman), '12; Florence 
Green Lockhart Farmer (Mrs. Edward T.), '12; 
and Mr. Farmer. 

Center row right center: The classes of '35. '36 
and '37 held an open house at Hope Valley Coun- 
try Club June 1. Standing left to right are 
James L. Newsom, '35 ; Thomas Parsons, *36 ; 
William Lewis, '36, LL.B. '38; James H. John- 
ston, '36; seated left to right, Al Mann, '37; Mrs. 
Larry E. Bagwell ; Larry E. Bagwell, '35 ; and 
William H. Long, '35. 

Center row right: Also enjoying the open house 
at Hope Valley are, left to right, Paul Maness, 
'36. M.D. '40 ; Mrs. Maness ; Ken Podger, *37, 
M.D. '41 : Edna Campbell Podger (Mrs. Ken), 

"40; Betty Pyle Baldwin (Mrs. R. L., Jr.), *38 ; 
R. L. Baldwin, Jr., '37. 

Bottom row left : Seated around the table in the 
foreground at the '10, '11, '12 joint dinner are, 
left to right, C. B. Markham, '04 ; Daisy Rogers, 
'12; Mamie L. Newman, '12; Annabelle Lambeth 
Jones (Mrs. Edwin L.), '12; Edwin L. Jones, '12; 
an unidentified alumna ; L. L. Ivey, '15 ; Polly 
Heitman Ivey (Mrs. L. L.), '12. Around the 
second table, left to right, are Dr. W. T. La- 
prade ; W. Ray Bell, '11 ; Mrs. Laprade ; Mrs. 
Bell ; Dr. A. M. Proctor, '10 ; Mrs. Proctor ; and 
two unidentified alumni. 

Bottom row left center: The Silver Anniversary 
Class, '26, held a tea in the Union Ballroom in 
honor of the faculty members who taught them 
during their college days. Left to right are Anne 
Biggerstaff Black (Mrs. M. L.t, '31; Mrs. Alton 
Knight ; an unidentified alumnus ; J. H. Chappell ; 
Mrs. W. R. Bishop ; the young son of an alum- 
nus ; Julian H. Wallace, A.M. '34 ; Nancy Alston 

Wallace (Mrs. Julian H.) ; their son, Alston A. 
Wallace, '54 ; W. R. Bishop ; Anne McSwain 
Hyatt. (JMrs. A. A.) ; Merle Davis Umstead (Mrs. 
W. B.) ; the daughters of W. R. Bishop; an un- 
identified alumnus ; and Virginia Cozart Herring 
(Mrs. Herbert J.). 

Bottom row right center: Class president Ed Can- 
non, '26, standing left, introduced all those at- 
tending the class dinner at the Washington Duke 
and called on each one for comment. Charles A. 
Dukes, '29, is standing right. At the table in the 
foreground are Edith Ward Deyton (Mrs. R. G. ), 
and R. G. Deyton. At the central table, clock- 
wise from the near side, are Harold E. Parker ; 
Lester E. Rock ; Mrs. Alton J. Knight ; Alton J. 
Knight ; far side left to right, Edith Judd Parker 
(Mrs. Harold E. ) ; Mrs. Lester Rock; and Anne 
Biggerstaff Black ( Mrs. M. L. > . '31. Seated 
around the table in the back corner left to right 
are, Elizabeth Roberts Cannon ( Mrs. Ed. L.) ; 
Professor Lewis Patton ; Mrs. Ben Powell ; Ben 

Powell ; Fannie Gray Patton (Mrs. Lewis) ; Julian 
P. Boyd, '25, A.M. '26 ; left to right around the 
table at the far right in back are Merle Davis 
Umstead (Mrs. W. B.) : W. B. Umstead. '21; Mrs. 
N. Dalton McNairy ; N. Dalton McNairy ; Mrs. 
Casper Timberlake ; and Casper Timberlake. 
Bottom row right : Having a good time at the 
Tenth reunion for the class of *41, were, standing 
left to right, Tom Smart. Andy Ducker, Sam 
King, Mrs. Emmet Howe, Yukio Nakayama, Mrs. 
Tom Latimer, Tom Latimer, H. K. (Bud) Smith, 
D. Johnson Livengood, '40. Johnny Stoeckel, George 
Sheppard, Jean Linton Sheppard (Mrs. George 
E.), Margaret Simpson, Ethel Gary Novak (Mrs. 
Joseph E., Jr.), Elizabeth Huckle, John M. Dozier, 
Lura Abernathy Rader (Mrs. William W.), seated 
le.t to right, Mrs. Andrew Ducker, Ed Lang^ton, 
Mrs. Langston, Emmet Howe, Mrs. Sam King, 
Mrs. H. K. ( Bud I Smith, David J. Livengood, 
Jr., Mary Ellen Smart, Rae Rogers Smart (Mrs. 
Thomas D. I, George S. Livengood, Carolyn Stiles 
Livengood (Mrs. D. Johnson), and John French. 

Reunion IMotes 

(Continued from Page 151) 
by all, but excessive heat kept them from 
participating in active games. The picnic 
lunch, music, and visiting contributed to a 
pleasant outing. 

Members of the class of '35 attending 
from the greatest distance were W. H. 
(Bill) Long, York, Pa.; Morris S. Marks, 
Augusta, Ga. ; and Willard (Bill) Raisley, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Anne Chalker Bergen (Mrs. J. T.) and 
son, Lancaster, Pa. ; Tom Parsons and 
family, Altoona, Pa.; and William S. 
Hodde, Pomfret Center, Conn., were the 
members of '36 coming from the farthest 

Coming from the greatest distance to 
the '37 reunion were Margaret Washburn 
Davis (Mrs. H. K.), Bellerose, N. Y.; 
Martha Culbertson Bailey and Or. Robert 
Bailey, Baldwin, N. Y. ;' and Robert H. 
Hinck and wife, Suffleld, Conn. 

Following lunch, individual classes met 
separately for election of officers. John 
L. Moorhead, retiring class president, pre- 
sided and conducted election and installa- 
tion of new class officers for '35. Those 
elected were : Larry Bagwell, Raleigh, N. 
C, president; Janet Ormond Lide (Mrs. 
T.N.), Winston-Salem, N. C, vice-presi- 
dent; Willard A. Raisley, Philadelphia, 
Pa., secretary -treasurer ; Susan Singleton 

Rose (Mrs. M. Simon), Durham, repre- 
sentative on Alumnae Council; and 
Richard C. Herbert, Raleigh, representa- 
tive on National Council. 

Officers elected to serve the class of '36 
until their next reunion were : Frank J. 
Sizemore, High Point, N. C, president; 
R. L. Mallard, Durham, vice-president ; 
Hazel Mangum Stubbs (Mrs. Allston), 
Durham, secretary -treasurer ; Margaret 
Franck Credle (Mrs. William S.), Bur- 
lington, N. C, representative on Alumnae 
Council; and Luther Williams, Winston- 
Salem, representative on National Council. 

Thomas F. Southgate, Jr., outgoing- 
president, presided at the '37 meeting. 
Officers elected were : Kenneth A. Podger, 
'37, M.D. '41, Durham, president; Martha 
Culbertson Bailey (Mrs. G. Robert), 
Baldwin, N. Y., vice-president; James M. 
Slay, Durham, secretary-treasurer ; Marion 
Joanna Kiker Lane (Mrs. Francis C), 
Reidsville, N. C, representative on Alum- 
nae Council; and P. Huber Hanes, Jr., 
Winston-Salem, representative on Na- 
tional Council. 

Later Saturday evening, members of 
the three classes attended the General 
Alumni dinner and Belles and Ballots. 
Several remained until Monday to attend 
the other activities connected with class 
reunions and commencement. 

W. H. (Bill) Long, '35. 

"Tremendous Success" Say '26ers, As A Big 
Reunion Is Remembered 

Members of the Silver Anniversary 
Class of 1926 thought their 25th reunion 
was a tremendous success. A class head- 
quarters room in Dormitory formed a 
center of activities for the whole week 
end, where bull sessions and hilarity con- 
tinued until all hours. 

By Saturday afternoon, most of the re- 
turning members had gathered in the 
headquarters. A band concert, for the 
benefit of all those attending reunions 
and Commencement, was played on the 
lawn just outside the dormitory. It fur- 
nished good background music, and got 
the class off to a good start. 

Yellowed old copies of The Chronicle, 
resurrected from somebody's attic, a 1926 
Commencement Program, programs from 
the senior dance which was the first given 
at Duke, and playbills for "Cyrano" and 
other plays, were displayed in the head- 
quarters. They started many '26ers remi- 
niscing and furnished a basis for much 
fun and laughter. 

Up-to-date information on class mem- 

bers was furnished by the silver anni- 
versary booklet, the "Bull-Etin." Fea- 
tured on the cover was the class emblem, 
a bull. Included in the booklet were ad- 
dresses of class members, biographical 
data, and pertinent excerpts from "The 
Chronicle," 1922-26. Badges saying 
"Champion Bull Shooter" and "Champion 
Bull Thrower" were also distributed to 
various members. 

The class met in the headquarters room 
and went together to the General Alumni 
Dinner on Saturday evening, where Ed 
Cannon, president, spoke briefly for the 

Following the dinner, '26ers adjourned 
to the Washington Duke Hotel where 
Stanton Pickens had arranged an infor- 
mal party. Everyone visited from table 
to table, swapping stories, reminiscing, 
and bringing each other up-to-date after 
25 years. There was music all through 
the party, and inevitably the group gath- 
ered around the piano to harmonize on 
such old favorites as "Linger Awhile," 

"Who," "Has Anybody Seen My Gal," 
"Get You a Kitchen Mechanic," and of 
course, "Trinity" and "Dear Old Duke." 
The singing stopped onlv when the pianist 

On Sunday morning, members of the 
class wandered off to sit under the trees 
and listen to the Baccalaureate Sermon 
over the loudspeakers, or for more con- 

The class was very pleased and flattered 
that, with all the demands a Commence- 
ment puts on them, so many of the faculty 
members who had taught them came to 
the tea in their honor Sunday afternoon 
in the Union Ballroom. Olive Faucette 
Jenkins (Mrs. J. E.) was in charge, and 
was ably assisted by Merle Davis Umstead 
(Mrs. W. B.) and Elizabeth Morris. Mrs. 
Martin Black, Mrs. Cary Maxwell and 
Mrs. Alton Knight served. Many of the 
children of '26ers were on proud display 
by their parents. 

The class dinner, grand finale of the 
week end, with Alton Knight in charge, 
was held at the Washington Duke Hotel. 
The buffet style dinner was well attended 
by members of the class and their fami- 
lies. Ed Cannon was master of cere- 
monies, and called on each member of the 
class for a word. Informality was the 
keynote of the gathering. 

At a short business meeting, C. W. 
(Soup) Porter, Lenoir, N. C, was elected 
representative to the National Council, 
and Elizabeth Roberts Cannon, Raleigh, 
N. C, representative to the Alumnae 
Council. Other class officers are Ed Can- 
non, Raleigh, president; Garah B. (Jack) 
Caldwell, Dobbs Ferry, N. Y., vice-presi- 
dent; Dr. Frances Holmes McCausland 
(Mrs. A. M.), Los Angeles, Calif., secre- 
tary; and Earl P. MeFee, Gloucester, 
Mass., treasurer. 

Special credit is due Ben Powell, chair- 
man of arrangements; Charlie Clegg, 
chairman of finance; Stanton Pickens, 
chairman of entertainment and special 
features; and Ed Cannon, class president, 
for a highly successful reunion. 

Everybody present planned to comf 
back in 1956, when the class of 1926 will 
meet with the classes of 1925, 1927, and 
1928. They hope even more of their class- 
mates will join them at that time. 

Members of the class of 1926 present 
at the 25th reunion were : Wm. Norman 
Sharpe, Wm. Harley Smith, Edith Ward 
Deyton (Mrs. R. G.), Stanton Pickens, 
Marion Butler Hinkle (Mrs. R. W.), 
Ralph Hinkle, W. Ray Bishop, Virginia 
Cozart Herring (Mrs. H. J.), Nancy 
Alston Wallace (Mrs. J. H.), Martin L. 

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Black, Hugh M. Raper, J. Herbert Chap- 
pell, James E. Kale, Casper Timberlake, 
Lester Rock, Sarah Jones Satterfield 
(Mrs. B. I.), Heywood C. Thompson. 

N. D. McNairy, Arnold Perry, J. E. 
Kennedy, Elizabeth Roberts Cannon 
(Mrs. E. L.), Edward L. Cannon, R. B. 
Babington, Linwood B. Hollowell, Lillian 
Thompson Johnston (Mrs. A. A.), A. B. 
Gibson, Olive Faneette Jenkins (Mrs. J. 
E.), Merle Davis Umstead (Mrs. W. B.), 
Elizabeth Morris, Alton J. Knight, W. 
Cary Maxwell, Walter B. Mayer, Archie 
P. Gibson, Leon Ivey, David W. Gaskill, 
Carolyn Shooter Kyles (Mrs. A. A.), 
Alpheus A. Kyles, Frank Jordan, W. A. 
Underwood, Frances Gray Patton (Mrs. 

Millard Daniel Hill, Ford Meyers, 
Annie McSwain Hyatt (Mrs. A. A.), Ful- 
ton A. Lee, Agnes Judd Parker (Mrs. 
H. E.), Harold E. Parker, Wm. H. 
Brown, W. Leonard Eury, Claudia Bur- 
gess Hollowell (Mrs. J. C), Thelma 
Chandler Lemmond (Mrs. Harry), Wm. 
MeRae Matheson, Pearl Bradsher Griffin 
(Mrs. Paul E.), Vivian Elliott Peters 
(Mrs. W. R.), Mattie Spenee Simpson 
(Mrs. J. R.), George W. Holmes, George 
P. Harriss, Elizabeth Williams Stone- 
back (Mrs. R, M.) 

Porter Kellam, Ray Sullivan (Ray- 
mond E.), John Frank, Sadie Christen- 
bury Foy (Mrs. W. H.), Virginia Land, 
Augusta Land, Raymond Snipes, Charles 
W. (Soup) Porter, Robert L. Jerome, 
Charles S. Clegg, Ben E. Powell and many 
husbands and wives. 

Elizabeth Roberts Cannon 
(Mrs. E. L.) 

be mailed to them so that their votes may 
be included in the final tally. It is ex- 
pected that this business will be com- 
pleted within the next month so that the 
new class officers can be announced at the 
next printing of the Register. 

It is hoped that this move on the part 

of those present will be confirmed by the 
members of the class, and that response to 
the balloting will be representative of the 
desires of the class. 

Elizabeth Walters Walton 
(Mrs. Loring) 

Forty-niners held their first class re- 
union on Sunday, June 2, at one o'clock. 
Gate seven was the scene of a picnic 
which was attended by class members 
who found it possible to get away from 
their jobs and other confining duties for 
reunion week end. Several of those pres- 
ent were able to attend other activities 
planned for all returning alumni. 

The business discussed concerned the 
election of class officers to officiate until 
the next reunion. Those present voted to 
consider themselves only a nominating 
committee in the absence of a larger repre- 
sentation. A slate of candidates was ap- 
proved by the group, and it will be mailed 
to a class chairman in each major city. 
The chairman will contact members of the 
class in his city and record the ballots for 
each candidate, then forward the slate to 
the alumni office. For those members not 
residing in the large cities, a ballot will 

41's Big Tenth Is Joyfully Hailed 

No kidding, OUR Tenth Reunion was 
one of the few that really lived lip to 
expectations. According to Alumni Of- 
fice figures we had the biggest crowd, 
and according to those present, we had 
the best program and more spirit than 
any Tenth Reunion Class in a long time 
(the latter fact confirmed by the Alumni 

The Reunion Committee's plan of 
"something going on every minute" paid 
off. Actually only one person from '41 
attended the Saturday Campus Tour but 
all other functions were well attended. 
So for those of you who couldn't make 
it, here are the highlights: 

Friday, June 1st 

As the early arrivals came in they were 
assigned to House N quarters . . . but 
"no comment" on the later nocturnal 
ramblings of some of our perennial fresh- 
men classmates! Among the earliest ar- 
rivals were Tom and Rae Rogers Smart 
all the way from Denver, Colo. The 1941 
sponsored Golf Tournament got under- 
way with 11 members of the class entered 
and ended Saturday with Wallace See- 
man winning low gross score for the 
class. The most widely attended Friday 
function was the Open House at "Casa 
Pike," Med Student Bob Pike's apart- 
ment. What exactly went on is a little 
vague to most of us, but the outstanding 
event was the midnight snack. Actually, 
there was nothing of historic value about 
the cold cuts and tuna fish salad, but did 
you ever see a tortoise sandwich? This 
was one delicacy Jill Moyer and Millie 
Koon (Pike's gal) had just as soon been 
kept by Duncan Kines, as evidenced by 
the screams. 

About 3 A.M. some of the hardier of 
the species headed for Raleigh (with 
wives — fooled some of you wise guys, 
didn't I) to call on J. D. Long. So the 
spirit still lives ! 

Saturday, June 2nd 
As mentioned before, Jean Linton 
Sheppard was the sole member of the 
morning tour group. She had to admit 
that she learned more about Duke then 
than she did during her 4-year sojourn. 

The afternoon picnic was a big success 
with the uneaten turtles stealing the 
show. Ed Bunce christened them the 
Class Mascots, mainly because of their 
perseverance and willingness to overcome 
their main obstacle (their confining box) 
even if it meant climbing on another 
turtle's back. The evening saw the finest 
event of the week end. Social Committee- 
men Ed Fike and John Dozier obtained 
at the last minute a lovely private resi- 
dence somewhere off the Greensboro 
highway. There was a comfortable cool 
terrace — a real treat during a searing 
week end — fine service and excellent food. 
After a brief business meeting held be- 
tween courses, the Alumni Office showed 
a film of the outstanding football plays 
during 1939-41, and Lura Abernathy 
Rader provided a film of our Senior 
May Day and Graduation. Tom Latimer, 
putting his radio personality to work, 
got some High Point Duke grads to- 
gether to record a "bull session" of un- 
dergraduate days that proved very in- 
teresting and enlightening. At midnight 
another repast that gave everyone sec- 
ond wind, so far, far into the night went 
another party. 

Late Saturday night and early Sunday 
saw most of us heading for home. But 
you can wager that most of those who 
came will be back in 1957 along with 
many more who hear about the week end 
just past. 

Orchids to — 

All of us who were here certainly owe 
a "thank you" to the social committee- 
men — Ed Fike and John Dozier; to the 
attendance chairman Andy Ducker and 
his committee; golf chairman and host 
Bob Pike; Anne Garrard of the Alumni 
Office for much hard work behind the 
scenes; and Tom Latimer, entertainment 
committee chairman. 

From your retiring President and Re- 
union Chairman — it was a real pleasure 
and genuine source of satisfaction. Be- 
sides, I was justly rewarded by the 
young lady at the Registration Desk who, 
without my asking, gave me a ribbon sav- 
ing: "'10 REUNION." 

Bob Long. 


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Spring — A Victory Season 

Coach and Two Players Win Distinctions 

Duke University's spring sports teams 
had their best records in years this sea- 
son, two gaining Southern Conference 
championships, another gaining runner- 
up honors for regular season play, a 
fourth getting third place honors in the 
league meet and the fifth claiming na- 
tional honors in its field. Basketball and 
baseball star Dick Groat was also chosen 
the Southern Conference's Athlete of the 

The Blue Devil baseball and golf teams 
won the conference championships in a 
blaze of glory, while the varsity tennis 
team was runner-up in conference dual 
meets. The track team finished third in 
the annual conference meet despite the 
loss of its top star, and the lacrosse team 
finished the campaign with a 6-2 record, 
dropping only one-point decisions to col- 
lege foes. 


The conference championship gained 
by the Duke golf team was the 13th 
claimed by Duke in 16 years. Louis Mc- 
Lennan, co-captain of the Duke team, 
won the individual championship over 
Wes Brown of Washington and Lee, with 
Mike Souchak and Henry Clark, also of 
Duke, tying for third place in the 

McLennan shot a 36-hole total of 147 
to win the individual title, while the four- 
man Duke team had a 36-hole score of 
590, with North Carolina in second place 
with a score of 623. 

The Duke golfers finished the regular 

Bill Werber . . . '"Most Valuable" 

Jack Coojibs . . . "Coach of Year 

season with a 14-1 record, defeating 
Georgia Tech, Georgia, Clemson, David- 
son (twice), Williams, N. C. State, Mich- 
igan, William and Mary, Richmond, 
Maryland, George Washington, Wake 
Forest and North Carolina. The only 
loss came at the hands of North Carolina 
in a return match. 


The Duke baseball team, under Coach 
Jack Coombs for the 23rd year, copped 
the Southern Conference championship 
with an 11-0 win over Maryland and a 5-0 
win over Clemson in the league tourney 
played at Greensboro. Sophomore right- 
hander Joe Lewis hurled the win over 
Maryland and a junior righthander. Bob 
"Dizzy" Davis, who was voted the tour- 
ney's outstanding player, pitched the 
shutout win over Clemson in the finals. 

Duke's diamondeers finished the reg- 
ular season in second place in the South- 
ern Conference's Southern division. The 
team had a regular season record of 16- 
7 and tied for the championship in the 
Big Four League. Coach Jack Coombs 
and first baseman Bill Werber were se- 
lected the outstanding coach and most 
valuable player, respectively, in the Big 
Four League, while third baseman Tom 
Powers won the loop bat championship 
with a sizzling .417 average and Joe 
Lewis won the pitching title with a 4-2 
record. Selected to the All-Big Four 
League team were infielders Bill Werber, 
Bill Bergeron and Dick Groat, utility in- 
fiekler Tom Powers, outfielder Dick John- 
son and pitcher Lewis. 

Second baseman Bill Bergeron, the 
Duke acting captain, has since signed a 
professional contract with the Philadel- 

phia Athletics and is now with Fayette- 
ville in the Carolina League. Several 
other players, with college eligibility re- 
maining, are being scouted closely by the 
major league agents. 


Duke's lacrosse team, coached by W. 
S. "Jack" Persons, swept its first six 
wins of the spring season, then dropped 
an 11-10 decision to Virginia and a 10-7 
game to the Mount Washington Athletic 
Club of Baltimore in its last outings. 
Most cherished win of the season was a 
9-7 one collected over four times national 
champion Johns Hopkins. The Duke 
team defeated Lehigh, Williams, Navy, 
Washington and Lee, Washington Col- 
lege and Hopkins. 

Duke lacrosse players named to play 
for the South team in the annual North- 
South game at Troy, N. V., were Rod 
Boyce, Charles Gilfillan, Don Clausen and 
Fred Eisenbrandt. All but Eisenbrandt 
accepted since he had another engage- 
ment — marriage — on the day of the game. 


The Duke tennis team had one of its 
best regular seasons in recent years, los- 
ing only to Rollins and North Carolina 
and beating 13 teams, but failed to ad- 
vance any players further than the quar- 
ter-finals of the Southern Conference 
tournament played at Davidson College. 
Outstanding players were Captain John 
Ross and Kes Deimling, Jack Warmath, 
John Tapley, Norm Schellenger, Ronnie 
Simpson, Frank Carloss and Hal Lipton. 
Tapley was undefeated during the regu- 
lar season. 

The Duke varsity tennis team defeated 
Michigan State, the Jacksonville, Fla., 
Naval Station, Florida Southern, Florida, 
Williams, N. C. State, Dartmouth, Mich- 
igan, Davidson, Presbyterian, William 
(Continued on Page 167) 

Dick Groat 

' ' Athlete of Year ' 

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Summer Session 
Second Term Events 

A Science Teachers Laboratory Con- 
ference, an Institute of North Carolina 
English Teachers, and an Institute for 
Teachers of Mathematics will highlight 
the second session of the Duke Summer 
Session which opens on July 21 and con- 
tinues to August 31. A number of dis- 
tinguished visiting professors will co- 
operate with the permanent Duke faculty 
in presenting this second half of the 
summer program. 

The Science Teachers Laboratory Con- 
ference is a pioneering project in the field 
of science instruction in secondary and 
elementary schools. The first in an an- 
nual series, it will be held from July 23 
to July 27. The basic purpose of the 
Conference, which will cover both the 
biological and the physical sciences, is to 
acquaint the science teacher with prac- 
tical and useful experiments that he may 
perform in his own classroom, and to 
give him actual training in the techniques 
involved in the setting up and execution 
of these experiments. 

The Institute for Teachers of Mathe- 
matics will hold its eleventh annual ses- 
sion from August 7 to August 17. With 
"Mathematics at Work" as its theme, it 
will comprehend the fields of junior and 
senior high school through sophomore 
work in college. Lecturers and teachers 
of recognized ability in industrial and 
scientific research and in classroom tech- 
niques will direct the program. Ten study 
groups with a variety of topics will be 
arranged under their leadership. 

Principal meetings of the ninth an- 
nual Institute of North Carolina English 
Teachers will be held at Duke University 
August 2 to 4. The annual luncheon and 
afternoon meeting that follows will be 
held at Chapel Hill, N. C. The work of 
the Institute will be conducted as round- 
table conferences, special lectures, stand- 
ing committee reports and demonstra- 

The regular course ' work of Summer 
Session will follow the same pattern dur- 
ing the second session as in the first. 
Both undergraduate and graduate studies 
and post-doctoral research are offered, 
in addition to special conferences, and 
the resources of the University will be 
available to the students and conferees. 

An extensive program of social and 
recreational activities have been planned 
for summer students. Dances and con- 
certs, and all forms of summer sports 
are quite popular and well attended. 

Dr. James Cannon III, '14 (left), with President Eclens and Bishop Paul 
N. Garber of Richmond, Va. (right). 

Dean Cannon Is Formally Installed 

At mid-morning on Friday, May 18, 
an assemblage of administrators, faculty, 
students and alumni gathered in York 
Chapel to install the new Dean of the 
Divinity School, James Cannon III, '14. 
The ceremony was inelaborate but for- 
mal, providing a framework within which 
an appropriate invocation of divine guid- 
ance and blessing might be made in keep- 
ing with the weight and seriousness of 
the responsibilities which the executive 
officer of the School undertakes. 

Dean Cannon is the seventh to serve 
in this capacity since the Divinity School 
opened in 1926 ; he was a member of the 
original faculty of five, and the four men 
who had shared that distinction with him, 
Dr. Edmund D. Soper, Dr. Elbert Rus- 
sell, Bishop Paul N. Garber and Dr. 
Harvie Branscomb, had likewise held the 
deanship. His two other predecessors 
were the late Dr. Paul E. Root and Dr. 
Harold A. Bosley, who resigned last Sep- 

President Hollis Edens formally in- 
stalled Dr. Cannon by delivering the offi- 
cial commission. There followed the 
prayer of installation, intoned by Bishop 

After special greetings to Dean Can- 
non from the Church, represented by 
Bishop Garber; from the alumni, repre- 
sented by Dr. Edgar H. Nease, '31, dis- 
trict superintendent of the Charlotte Dis- 
trict, Methodist Church; from Dr. H. E. 
Spence for the Divinity School faculty 
and from George G. Henley, of King 
George, Va., speaking for the students, 
the new dean responded briefly. 

President Edens, in delivering the com- 
mission, acknowledged that Duke Univer- 
sity has been fortunate in securing as its 
leaders men and women "who have loved 
the University long and served it well. 
You, Dr. Cannon, have earned your place 
on such a list. . . . Your appointment 
will prove to be a wise one." 

Bishop Garber, in his greetings, de- 
clared that the Church is vitally inter- 
ested in Duke Divinity School. 

"Dean Cannon enters his office with 
the fuU support of the Church," he said. 
He add^d that Trinity College and Duke 
have long championed academic freedom, 
high academic standards and have re- 
fused "to champion the lesser loyalties 
of life." 

Dr. Cannon, who has been Ivey Pro- 
fessor of History of Religion and Mis- 
sions since 1926, is the son of the late 
Bishop James Cannon. He became act- 
ing dean last fall after the resignation 
of Dr. Boslev. 

1951 Convocation 

The failure to separate church and 
state in Continental Europe has resulted 
in the virtual emasculation of the Chris- 
tian faith, in nations both before and be- 
hind the iron curtain. Bishop Paul N. 
Garber told a congregation of Southern 
ministers in a lecture during the second 
annual Convocation and Pastors' School 
on the West Campus from June 5th to 

(Continued on Page 167) 


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1. Dottie Hockenjos. Sarah Cheek Hockenjos, '46. G. Fred Hocken- 
jos, '43. Livingston, N. J. T. L. Cheek, '13 (deceased), Grandfather. 

2. Joseph Bynon McGrane, II. Margaret Rose McGrane. Rosalie 
Williams McGrane, '43. Arthur J. McGrane, B.S.C.E. '43. Winston- 
Salem, N. C. 

3. Marian Lee McCoy. Martin McCoy. Jessie Wall MeCov. R.N. & 
B.S.N. '43. Charlotte. N. C. Lewistine M. McCoy, B.D. '44. Hong 
Kcng, China. 

4. Lvther Clarke Jones. Collins Paty Jones. Jo Anne Paty Jones, 
'45. Luther Clarke Jones. '45. Richmond, Va. 

5. Shipp Hoi.den Webb. Ellen Parnum Webb, '36. John M. Webb. '36. 
Sewanee, Tenn. Prof. A. M. Webb, Grandfather. 

6. John D. Montgomery. Jr. Lindy Stivers Montgomery, '49. John D. 
Montgomery, '50. Miami, Pla. 

7. Vaughan Aldred Wallace. Aldred P. Wallace, B.D. '47. St. Al- 
bans. W. Va. 

8. George Rogers Culp. Henry \V. Culp, Jr.. '42. New London, N. C. 

9. John Gregory Wallace. Aldred P. Wallace, B.D. '47. St. Albans, 
W. Va. 

10. Andrea Dani Nasher. Raymond D. Nasher, '43. Dallas, Texas. 


Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 


May, 1951 

Libby Vining Mahler (Mrs. Ernst, Jr.), '48, 

Tryon, N. C. 
Sidney West, '46, Washington, D. C. 
David L. Tubbs, '50, Charleston, W. Va. 
Robert A. Duncan, '50, Charlotte, N. C. 
Cliff E. Blackwell, Jr., '47, Des Moines, 

Graham Macfarlane, III, '35., Rochester, 

N. Y. 
Pfc. Guy L. Pornes, Jr., '52, Pope Pield, 

Ft. Bragg, N. C. 
Louis G. Williams, A.M. '40, Ph.D. '48, 

Greenville, S. C. 
Dorothy Huntley Williams, A.M. '40, Green- 
ville, S. C. 
Capt. R. F. Kirkpatrick, Jr., '40, Panama 

City, Fla. 
Bernard H. Thomas, Jr., '46, Leaksville, 

X. C. 
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Sidney R. Crumpton, 

B.D. '41, Ft. Bragg, N. C. 
Rev. W. B. Sherman, '47, Battleboro, N. C. 
Mildred Parker Eaves (Mrs. W. H.), Sp. 

'41, Ashland, Ky. 
Richard L. Madsen, '42, St. Petersburg, 

W. V. McRae, '08, Lake Junaluska, N. C. 
Paul J. Cato, '50, Camp Atterbury, Indiana. 
Howard C. Bis, '38, Freeport, N. Y. 
Anne Fountain Willets (Mrs. Charles A), 

'44, Durham, N. C. 
Sam W. Gardner, Jr., '50, Charlotte, N. C. 
Howard H. Whittle, Jr., '49, Concord, N. C. 
P. J. Thomas, Jr., '50, Salem, Va. 
John C. Edens, '50, Charlotte, N. C. 
Betty Bob Walters Walton (Mrs. L. B.), 

'49, Greensboro, N. C. 


Classes having reunions at Commence- 
ment, 1952, are as follows: '02, Golden 
Anniversary; '21; '22; '23; '24; '27, Silver 
Anniversary; '12, Tenth Year Reunion; 
'46; '47; '48; and '50, First Reunion. 

'16 > 

President: Vann V. Seerest 
Class Agent : Louis C. Allen 

BERNARD D. HATHCOCK has retired 
from service with the treasury department 
of the United States Government and has 
opened offices for practice as investment 
counsel at 501-2 Healev Building, Atlanta, 

Susan Warren Yeager (Mrs. B. A.), '41, 
Binghamton, N. Y. 

B. A. "George" Yeager, '49, Binghamton, 
N. Y. 

Charlotte Crews, '31, Oxford, N. C. 

1st Lt. H. Ken Saturday, U.S.M.C, '45, 
B.S.E.E. '48, Parris Island, S. C. 

Ann Harrell Saturday (Mrs. H. K.), '47, 
Parris Island, S. C. 

Lee A. Smith, '50, Norfolk, Va. 

Ella Anne Proctor Smith (Mrs. L. A.), '49, 
Norfolk, Va. 

Louis C. Allen, Jr., '45, LL.B. '49, Bur- 
lington, N. C. 

W. Casper Holroyd, Jr., '48, Raleigh, N. C. 

M. Rosalie Gans, '51, Baltimore, Md. 

Walter W. Baynes, Jr., '50, Winston-Salem, 
N. C. 

R. Troy West, B.S.E.E. '49, Hyattsville, 

Katherine West (Mrs. Troy), '49, Hyatts- 
ville, Md. 

"J." Lander Allin, Jr., '50, Winston-Salem, 
N. C. 

Walter C. Jenkins, '17, Concord, N. H. 

Agnes C. Long, '45, Washington, D. C. 

Jordan J. Sullivan, '28, Columbus, Ga. 

Lee B. Durham, '21, Birmingham, Mich. 

Jack W. Fieldson, '48, Elkin, W. Va. 

F. Fay Finley, '50, Roanoke, Va. 
John R. Stoeekel, '41, Georgetown, Del. 
Margaret Washburn Davis (Mrs. H. K.), 

'37, Bellerose, N. Y. 

G. Robert Bailey, '37, Baldwin, N. Y. 
Martha Culbertson Bailey ( Mrs. G. Rob- 
ert), '37, Baldwin, N. Y. 

Paul F. Maness, '36, M.D. '40, Burlington, 
N. C. 

'24 m 

Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President : James R. Simpson 
Class Agent: John B. Harris 

ROBERT G. DEYTON has been elected 
treasurer of the Ecusta Paper Corporation 
in Erevard, N. C. 

•31 > 

President: John Calvin Dailey 
Class Agent : C. H. Livengood, Jr. 

JOHN C. HARMON, JR., '31, LL.B. '35 is 
director of social and industrial relations, 
Division of Home Missions and Church Ex- 
tension of the Methodist Church, Room 383, 
150 Fifth Avenue, New York 11, N. Y. 

He, his wife and two sons make their home 
at Apartment 46, 17 Madison Avenue, Madi- 
son, N. J. 

T. HERBERT MINGA, B.D., represented 
Duke University recently at the opening 
of the new Perkins School of Theology at 
Southern Methodist University. The pastor 
of St. John's Methodist Church in Dallas, 
Tex., Mr. Minga was selected as the single 
North Texas minister to attend a seminar 
of the denomination during April in Wash- 
ington, D. C. Sponsored by the Methodist 
commission on ministerial training, the semi- 
nar was designed to give a key minister 
in each conference a behind-the-seene glimpse 
into the national and international agencies. 
Mr. Minga is chairman of the Duke De- 
velopment Campaign in his area. 

'32 > 

President: Robert D. (Shank) Warwick 
Class Agent: Edward G. Thomas 
MON, JR., returned to active duty with the 
Third Army recently. Colonel Hancammon, 
whose home is at 8 Terrace Walk, Wilming- 
ton, N. C, was formerly president and chair- 
man of the board, Veterans Homes, Inc., at 
Lake Forest in Wilmington. During World 
War II, he saw service in the West Indies. 

•33 * 

President: John D. Minter 
Class Agent: Lawson B. Knott, Jr. 
GRIFFIN G. EDGERTON is supervising 
auditor for the Reconstruction Finance Cor- 
poration, Washington, D. C. Having com- 
pleted a business course at Draughon School 
of Commerce, Atlanta, Ga., in 1934, Griffin 
entered the Atlanta Law School, from which 
he received the LL.B. degree in 1939. He 
was admitted to the Georgia Bar that Au- 
gust. His present home is at Hotel Dupont 
Plaza, Dupont Circle, Washington 6, D. C. 

'34 > 

President: The Reverend Robert M. Bird 

Class Agent: Charles S. Rhyne 
SAMUEL I. BARNES has been transferred 
from Baltimore, Md., where he was district 
passenger agent for the Southern Railway 
System, to Boston, Mass., where he will be 
New England Passenger Agent. The South- 
ern Railway System has its offices at 80 
Boylston Street, Boston 16. 

'35 > 

President: Larry E. Bagwell 

Class Agent: James L. Newsom 
PHILLIPS BELLAIRE, who were married 
March 10 in Annapolis, Md., are making 
their home at One Forest Hill Avenue, 
Saranac Lake, X. Y. 


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President : Frank J. Sizemore 
Class Agents : James H. Johnston, Clifford 
W. Perry, R. Zaek Thomas, Jr. 

The wedding of DOROTHY LOUISE ED- 
WARDS and Mr. John Davis MacMillan 
was solemnized March 21 at the Duke Uni- 
versity Chapel. They are living at 1406 
Duke University Road in Durham. 

PHILIP XAUMOFF, M.D. '37, announced 
the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Anne, on 
February 17. They have two other daughters 
and a son. The Xaumoffs live at 1100 Hard- 
ing Place, Charlotte 3, X. C. 

Little Shipp Webb, whose picture is on the 
Sons and Daughters Page this month, is 
the son of JOHX and ELLEX FARXUM 
WEBB. All former Duke students who 
studied under Professor A. M. Webb will 
recognize the strong resemblance between 
grandfather and grandson. The Webbs are 
living in Sewanee, Tenn., while John teaches 
history at the University of the South. 

'37 > 

President : Dr. Kenneth A. Podger 
Class Agent : William F. Womble 

MARIE W. AXDERSOX is working in the 
women's department of The Miami Herald 
and is living at 4701 Lake Road, Bay Point, 
Miami 37, Fla. 

The new address of BETTY FAIRES 
CRAIG (MRS. ADAM W.) is Box 1085, 
Pinehurst, X. C. 

'38 * 

President : Russell Y. Cooke 
Class Agent : William M. Courtney 

C. W. DEYOE, who is regional sales man- 
ager for Youngstown Kitchens by Mullins 
Manufacturing Corporation, has moved from 
Mission, Kans., to 6424 High Drive, Kansas 
City. Mo. 

FORREST A. IRWIX, JR., is division sales 
manager for the Sherwin-Williams Company, 
1317 14th Street, X.W., Washington, D. C. 
He lives at 7 Oldham Road, Silver Spring, 

Ph.D. '50, is an associate professor of Eng- 

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lish at Davidson College, where his address 
is Box 777, Davidson, N. C. 
PETER WARD, '41, live at 208 West High- 
land Avenue, Sierra Madre, Calif. They 
have four children, Peter, Michael, Penny, 
and Patricia Ann. Peter is working for the 
Sierra Madre Xews and Printery which puts 
out a weekly paper. 

'39 * 

President: Edmund S. Swindell, Jr. 
Class Agent: Walter D. James 

JOHX S. FORSYTHE, LL.B., is general 
counsel for the Committee of Education and 
Labor, House of Representatives, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

ELIZABETH C. FULLER, whose address 
is 15 Washington Avenue, Mt. Clemens, 
Mich., is staff librarian, Headquarters, 10th 
Air Force, Selfridge AFB, Mich. She re- 
ceived a B.S. in Library Science from the 
University of Xorth Carolina in 1943. 
A recent letter from CHARLES (CHUCK) 
KASIK tells that he is kept busy with his 
family and business interests. He is man- 
ager of the Century Building Company in 
Milwaukee, is engaged in a limited amount 
of real estate brokerage business, and is also 
active in a clothing manufacturing concern. 
He is married and has an eight-month-old 
son. Their address is 5069 N. Bay Ridge 
Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 

flying the air lift to Japan. He reports 
that on his first trip he was having lunch 
at the Union Club of Tokyo when he saw a 
familiar face at the next table. It turned 
out to be that of his Duke classmate CARL 
CAMPBELL, '39, who is working for the 
occupation forces. Carl's address is ESS. 
GHQ, SCAP, Tokyo. Roger and his wife, 
who have a home just outside of San Fran- 
cisco at 407 Mercy Street, Mountain Yiew, 
Calif., became the parents of a son, James 
Michael, on Xovember 26, 1950. That makes 
it a boy, a girl, and another boy for the 

'40 > 

President : John D. MaeLauehlan 
Class Agent : Addison P. Penfield 

'41, and YORKE LEE EASTWOOD, and 
their daughter, Lee, are living at 1839 West 
Smallwood Drive in Raleigh, X. C. Fred 
has recently opened his office for the prac- 
tice of pediatrics at 707 West Morgan Street. 

three daughters have moved recently to 4528 
Sequoia Road, Memphis, Tenn. Bill is office 
and credit manager for the Memphis Branch 
of the General Tire and Rubber Company. 

GEORGE McAFEE and Mrs. McAfee, of 
1819 Forest Road, Durham, have announced 
the birth of a daughter, Mary Jeanne, on 
March 13. They also have a four-year-old 
daughter, Cheryl. 

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President : Andrew L. Ducker, Jr. 

Class Agents: Julian C. Jessup, Meader 

W. Harriss, Jr., Andrew L. Ducker, Jr., 

J. D. Long, Jr. 

According to the Buffalo Duke-Ster of April 
8, 1951, MAKJORIE EPES is the librarian 
of the Snyder Library. She lives at 1 
Mayfair Lane, Buffalo 1, N. Y. 

JACK L. HARDY, who is sales supervisor 
for the Atlantic Refining Company in Char- 
lotte, N. C, lives at 200 North Laurel Ave- 
nue, Apartment 5-C. 


'42, of Wadesboro, N. C, has been appointed 
enforcement director of the Office of Price 
Stabilization for the eastern district of 
North Carolina with headquarters in Ra- 
leigh. An artillery officer during World 
War II, he served with TJ. S. Courts in Ger- 
many for four years following the war. He 
was an assistant district attorney from 1946 
to 1948, and in 1948 was appointed district 
judge of the eleventh judicial district, re- 
maining in this position until he returned 
to the United States. 

JOSEPH E. PORTER, '41, B.D. '49, of 
146 Bowles Street, Springfield 9, Mass., is 
assistant minister of the Old Fort Church 
in Springfield. This church was founded in 
1637 and is known as the "Cathedral" 
Church of the Connecticut Valley. 

Their third child, a daughter, Sara Frances, 
was born on March 20 to CAROL SEELEY 
SCOTT and H. A. SCOTT, JR., '42, of 
2701 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, N. C. 
Scottie is head of the Testing Bureau at 
Queens College. 

'42 » 

Tenth Year Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President : James H. Walker 
Class Agents: Robert E. Foreman, Willis 
Smith, Jr., George A. Trakas 

Little George Rogers Gulp whose picture is 
on the Sons and Daughters Page of this 
issue, is the second son of HENRY W. 
CULP, JR., of New London, N. C. Henry 
is manager of the H. W. Culp Lumber Co. 

ROBERT E.), formerly of Rolla, Mo., is 
living in Chile, South America, where her 
address is c/o Andes Copper Mining Com- 
pany, Chanaral, Chile. 

RET MELLOR PEDERSEN have announced 
the birth of a son, Peder Neal, on February 
20. Their son, Eric, is now two and a half. 
Walton, who is a dentist, and his family 
reside at 704 Owen Road, West Chester, Pa. 

A letter from BARBARA FIELD ROSE, 
'45, has brought the news that MURRAY F. 
ROSE, BSME, a Major in the Marine Corps, 
was recalled into active duty last July, just 
a short while after they had moved into their 
new home. While he is serving in Korea, 
Barbara and their two daughters, Patricia 

4, and Beverly, six months old, are living 
at 906 South Veitch Street, Arlington, Ya. 
(MRS. DAVID D., JR.), who lives at 104 
South Main Street, Edinburg, Ind., has two 
children, Harriet Meadows, three and a half, 
and David, Jr., one and a half. Captain 
Sturgeon is stationed at Camp Atterbury 
at the present time. 


President : Thomas R. Howerton 

Class Agent : S. L. Gulledge, Jr. 
JAMES G. ALEXANDER, who makes his 
home at the Mayflower Apartments, Apart- 
ment 213, Virginm Beach, Va., is profes- 
sional service representative for the Anti- 
biotic Division of Chas. Pfizer & Co., Inc. 
JOS are the parents of little Dottie Hocken- 
jos whose picture is on the Sons and Daugh- 
ters Page of this Register. They live at 
18 Concord Drive, Livingston, N. J. Fred 
works for T. C. Moffatt and Co., insurance 
agents and brokers. 

Early this year when missionaries and others 
were advised to have their wives and children 
leave Hong Kong JESSIE WALL McCOY, 
R.N. and B.S.N. '43, and the two children, 
Marian Lee and Martin, reluctantly headed 
for the States, leaving "MAC" (LEWIS- 
TINE M. McCOY, B.D. '44) in Hong Kong. 
Jessie and the children, settled at 2006 
Union Street, Charlotte 5, N. C, are anx- 
iously awaiting Mac's return. 
was discharged from the Army Air Force 
following World War II he returned to Duke 
determined to start over and become an 
engineer. He did this and received his 
B.S.C.E. degree in 1948. During this time 
his wife, the former ROSALIE WILLIAMS 
worked in the Alumni Office. The McGranes, 
including four-year-old Margaret Rose and 
two-year-old Joseph Bynon, II (See Sons 
and Daughters Page), are living at 2331 
Queen Street, Winston-Salem, N. C., and 
"Lucky" is working for the R. J. Rey- 
nolds Tobacco Co. 

In the early spring RAYMOND D. 
NASHER and his wife visited Duke "en 
route" from Brookline, Mass., to their new 
home at 5930 Sherry Lane in Dallas, Texas. 
"Ray" is secretary of both the Industrial 
Investment Corp. and the Mar Oil Co., with 
business offices at 1101 South Akard Street. 
His small daughter, Andrea, makes her Duke 
debut on the Sons and Daughters Page this 

'44 > 

President: Matthew S. (Sandy) Rae 
Class Agent : H. Watson Stewart 
Linda Diane Polokoff was born March 19th 
to the ED POLOKOFFS, 127 Caravel Road, 
Buffalo, N. Y., according to information in 
the Buffalo Duke-Ster of April 8th. 
HAROLD T. FLETCHER, JR., is a real 
estate dealer in Grand Rapids, Mich., where 
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is married and has a nine-month-old 

'46, was married Dec-ember 23, 1950, to Mr. 
Willard Alan Downie, and their address is 
Bos 236, Almina, Wash. Mary Ellen is a 
public health nurse in the city schools there. 
2019 Carter Road, SW., Roanoke, Va., is a 
candidate for the Master's degree in Busi- 
ness Administration at the Harvard Gradu- 
ate Sehool of Business Administration this 
June. Since leaving Duke, he has worked 
with Lindsey-Robinson and Company, Inc., 
Westingkouse Electric Corporation, and the 
Norfolk and Western Railway Company. He 
is a lieutenant (jg) in the inactive U. S. 
Xaval Reserve. 

Last February ROBERT L. SHELDON 
completed his course in law at Rutgers Uni- 
versity School of Law and passed the New 
Jersey bar examination. He is now asso- 
ciated with Stanley W. Greenfield, attorney 
at law in Elizabeth, N. J., where his ad- 
dress is 1139 E. Jersey Street. 

A daughter, Anne Kendall, was born on 
Deeember 13 to WILLIAM S. (BILLY) 
WRIGHT and his wife, JESSIE (BILL) 
GORDON WRIGHT. '46, of 506 Fairview 
Drive, Lexington, N. C. They also have a 
son, Gordon. Billy is working for the 
Carolina Panel Company. 

•45 « 

President : Charles B. Markham, Jr. 
Class Agent: Charles F. Blanchard 

The marriage of BARBARA FAY ADAMS, 
R.N., B.S.N., and Mr. George W. Rountree 
took place March 17 in the Woodburn Pres- 
byterian Church, Leland, N. C. Barbara re- 
ceived her Master's degree in public health 
uursing from the School of Public Health 
at the University of North Carolina, and is 
now employed by the Guilford County Health 
Department, as is her husband. He is an 
alumnus of the College of the Pacific, and 
has done graduate work at Duke, Colorado 
College and the University of North Carolina 
School of Public Health. Mr. Rountree is a 
past national director and national chair- 
man of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. 
member of the technical staff of the Bell 
Telephone Laboratories, Inc. He lives at 
69-10 C 188 Street, Fresh Meadows, Queens, 
N. Y. 

are the proud parents of three and a half 
year old Luther Clarke (Spooky) and one 
and a half year old Collins Paty Jones, 
called Paty, whose picture appears on the 
Sons and Daughters Page this month. They 
live at 1007 Antrim Avenue, Richmond 21, 
Va. Clarke is in the real estate business, the 
firm name being Jones and Robins, Inc. 
JEAN McINTYRE, R.N., B.S.N., is a 
nursing arts instructor in the newly estab- 
lished nursing school of the University of 
Mississippi. Her address is 2010 14th 
Street, Meridian, Miss. 

Mrs. Muller have announced the birth of 
a son, Donald Frederick, on April 5. Now 
in gunnery sehool at Newport, R. I., Don 
was recalled to active duty as a lieutenant 
(jg) in the Navy in December. Mrs. 
Muller and young Don are living at 110 
Campbell Street, New Hyde Park, N. Y. 
ROBERT R. WASHER is pastor of the 
First Methodist Church, 507 Pacific Avenue, 
Long Beach, Calif. 

WILLIAM R. WOLFE received the B.D. 
degree from Yale in 1949 and is now pastor 
of the Community Church in Pleasant Hill, 
Tenn. He is married and has a year-old 
son, Kenneth Franklin. 

MARJORIE WYMAN is now Mrs. E. C. 
Dollard, and she lives at 127 Bertling Lane, 
Winnetka, 111. 

'46 »— 

Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President : B. G. Munro 
Class Agent: Robert E. Cowin 

ROLAND J. BOOTH and his wife live at 
920 First Avenue, Eau Claire, Wis. He 
operates a sales agency for the Remington 
Rand Company. 

WALTER J. GALE, M.Ed., and MRS, 
GALE (MARY DeMAURO), '49, have an- 
nounced the birth of twins, Gregory John 
and Cynthia Kathryn, born on March 1. 
They are living at 2905 Claremount Drive 
in Raleigh. N. C, where Mr. Gale is prin- 
cipal of Needham Broughton High Sehool. 
JR., B.D., is stationed at the general hos- 
pital at Osaka, Japan. While he is overseas, 
WELL), '49, and daughter Lindy, who was 
born October 5, 1950, are living with hei 
mother at 287 N.W. 58th Street, Miami 37, 

(NANCY WENGER) have announced the 
birth of a son, Ernest Christian, on Marcl 
7. Their address is 1527 Lochwood Road, 
Baltimore 18, Md. 

W. Cumbia were married March 22 and 
they are living at 202 Park Place, Char- 
lottesville, Va. Alice completed her train- 
ing as medical technologist at the Univer- 
sity of Virginia Sehool of Medicine and is 
working as a medical technician. Her hns 
band, who is an alumnus of the University 
of Virginia, is a medical student there. 
A son, Stephen Griswold, was born January 
GRISWOLD LITTLE of South Miami, Fla. 
Their mailing address there is Box 898. 
ELY E. SIMAN, JR., is general manager of 
Radiozarks Transcription Company. He, 
his wife, and their two children live at 1515 
South Kiekapoo, Springfield, Mo. 
commission as Ensign in the United States 
Navy this spring, and is now serving on an 
experimental destroyer. His address ii 

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LT.S.S. Witek (EDD 848), e/o F.P.O., New 
l*ork, N. Y. Jim was previously associated 
vith the Pilot Life Insurance Company. 
UYRA CLARK SMITH, '48, and their son, 
Sicky, 2%, will continue living at their 
ionic at 1705 Avondale Drive in Durrani, 
tfyra is a secretary for the Cancer Detec- 
ion Center. 

rHOMAS J. WHITFIELD, III, of Suffolk, 
\ t Bl., is serving his internship at Philadelphia 
general Hospital, Philadelphia 4, Pa. In 
July he will return to active duty with the 
United States Navy. 

'47 » 

Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President: Grady B. Stott 
Class Agent : Norris L. Hodgins, Jr. 
TAMES E. ALEXANDER is operations 
igent for Eastern Air Lines, Inc., Lake 
?harles Airport, La. The Alexanders, who 
ive at 3411 Faxon Lane, Lake Charles, La., 
lave a son, Jeffrey Randolph, who will soon 
->e one year old. 

rulliford were married last October 7 in 
3t. Peter's Episcopal Church, Clifton, N. J. 
Following a honeymoon in Canada, the 
:ouple returned to 371 West 3rd Street, 
?lif:on, N. J., where they now reside. Jack 
s in the sales department of International 
Business Machines, World Headquarters, of 
Kew York, and his wife is working with the 
Manhattan Rubber Company, Passaic, N. J. 
rhe address of WILLIAM P. CAVIN, A.M., 
vho is a graduate assistant in the chemistry 
lepartment at the University of North Caro- 
ina, working toward his Ph.D. degree, is 
128 Bagley Drive, Chapel Hill, N. C. He 
.vas married to Miss Martha Duckworth a 
.•ear ago this June. 

3t. Philip's Episcopal Church in Durham 
vas the setting for the wedding of VIR- 
Nathaniel Hill Johnson on April 7. They 
ire living in Sumter, S. C. Mr. Johnson 
in alumnus of Davidson College and the Uni- 
rersity of North Carolina, returned recently 
:o active duty with the Air Force at Shaw 
iir Force Base, S. C. • He is a veteran of 
leven years service with the Air Force in 
S"orld War II. Virginia completed a year's 
graduate course at Richmond Professional 

CHARLES R. HIPP, B.S.M.E., '48, and 
rOYCE PRESTON HIPP are living at 
)06 Lexington Avenue, Charlotte, N. C. 
?harlie is an engineer with the Tompkins- 
lolmston Company. 

ind a friend are living at 256 Creek Street, 
East Rangoon P. O., Rangoon, Burma, 
vhere both are missionaries, and very inter- 
'sted in their work. Robert reached Burma 
shortly before Christmas in 1950. 
^ daughter, Laurie Anne, was born on 
ind Mrs. Livingston, of Peter Cooper Vil- 
age, 440 East 23rd Street, New York 10, 
tf. Y. Dick is junior executive and assistant 

sales manager of the Bonafide Mills, Inc., 
which manufactures Bonny Maid' linoleums, 
Vcrsa-Tile, and Genasco Asphalt Roofing 

JOHN B. ORR, JR., is associated with 
former Senator Claude Pepper and Earl 
Faircloth in the practice of law in the Cen- 
tennial Building, Tallahassee, Fla. 
Following the completion of lis residency 
in dermatology at the University Hospital 
in Charlottesville, Va., STUART C. SMITH, 
B.S.M., M.D., will enter the Army. He was 
married to Miss Emily D. Moore, of Ports- 
mouth, Ya., on March 10 and since their 
hone.vmoon to Nassau, Bahamas, they have 
been living at No. 2 Edge Hill Apartments, 
Jefferson Park Avenue, Charlottesville. 
ALDRED P. WALLACE, B.D., is pastor of 
Saint Andrew's Methodist Church in Saint 
Albans, W. Va. He, Mrs. Wallace and their 
two children, John Gregory and Vaughan 
Aldred, live at 524 5th Street in St. Albans. 
Pictures of the boys appear on the Sons and 
Daughters Page this month. 

'48 * — 
Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President: Bollin M. Millner 

Class Agent: Jack H. Quaritius 
T. EDWARD AUSTIN is coaching and 
teaching at Craddock, Va. His home ad- 
dress is 30 Rowan Place, Portsihouth, Va. 
HELENE CAHN and Mr. Maurice Morton 
Weiustein were married April 2 in Temple 
Israel, Charlotte, N. C. They are living at 
1700 Friendly Road, Greensboro, N. C, 
where Mr. Weinstein, an alumnus of the 
University of North Carolina, is in business 
for himself as a piano technician. 
R.N., B.S.N., is doing general duty nursing 
at Candler Hospital in Savannah, Ga., where 
her address is 2423 Price Street. Her hus- 
band, Dr. E. Fred Campbell, Jr., an Emory 
University graduate, is serving with the 
Army in Germany at the present time, and 
she hopes to join him soon. 
JR., of 167 E. Chestnut Street, Asheville, 
N. C.j received orders to report to Paris, 
France, to serve as one of a military police 
cadre assigned to General Eisenhower's head- 

her husband, who were married April 1, 1950, 
are living at 17 A Bruan Place, Clifton, 
N. J. 

PHY, R.N., have announced the arrival of 
their second daughter, Alice Elizabeth, on 
March 23. Alice was welcomed into the 
Dunphy family by Deborah Ann, who arrived 
on her parents' first wedding anniversary, 
December 28, 1949. Their address is 38 
Hiawatha Avenue, Westerville, Ohio. 
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O. D. KIRKLAND, JR., and Mrs. Kirkland, 
who live at 2518 Englewood Avenue, Dur- 
ham, became the parents of a son, David, 
on April 3. They have another son, Tommy, 
who is two years old. 

CARL J. PERKINSON, '50, is working- for 
the Ford Motor Company in Atlanta, Ga. 
He and his wife, the former ELIZABETH 
GRAVES, live at 402 W. Walker Avenue, 
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DEXTER (MRS. C. C), '17, also of Greens- 

'49 > 

Presidents: Woman's College, Betty Bob 
Walters Walton (Mrs. Loring) ; Trinity 
College, Robert W. Prye ; College of 
Engineering, Joe J. Robnett, Jr. 

Class Agent : Chester P. Middlesworth 

JOHN W. BARBER, JR., lives in Anderson, 
Ind., where he is associated with Barber 
Manufacturing Co., Inc., maker of springs 
for upholstered furniture. 
A.) and her husband have moved into a 
duplex apartment at 2216 Eldred Avenue, 
Lakewood 7, Ohio. Mr. Barth is a trainee 
at his father's plant, Barth Stamping and 
Machine Company, in Cleveland. 
and her husband have moved to Apartment 
127, 13 Riggs Road, Washington, D. C. 
Nancy is a secretary for the National Cham- 
ber of Commerce in Washington. 
MR. and Mrs. ROSS O. BRIDEWELL, of 
Lanexa, Va., have a son, George Owens, 
who was born December 30, 1950. 
ARD D. CRISWELL, JR., '50, are living at 
814 Sunset. Avenue, Apartment 4, Rocky 
Mount, N. C. Cris is sports editor for the 
Rocky Mount Evening Telegram. Nell is 
kept busy with their young daughter, 
Eleanor Lea, who was born August 18, 1950. 
assistant to the plant engineer of the Atlanta 
Paper Company. His address is 1015 Vir- 
ginia Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 
GARLAND T. HINSON, of 416 West 63rd 
Street, Jacksonville, Pla., is a salesman for 
the Marehant Calculating Machine Company. 
RELL S. JONES, JR., '50, have moved to 
188 North 11th Street, Newark, Ohio, where 
he is employed as a service consultant by 
the Tectum Corporation, wood products. 
The Congregational Church in . Scarsdale, 
N. Y., was the scene of the wedding of 
liam Charles Storey on March 24. Mr. 
Storey was employed in the engineering divi- 
sion of Allied Chemical and Dye Corpora- 
tion prior to his induction in the army. He 
is now stationed at the Aberdeen Proving 
Ground, Md. 

ALD REESE MOORE, who were married 
last September, are making their home at 
1015 West Main Street, Crawfordsville, Ind. 
Don is a salesman for Mid-States Steel and 
Wire Company. 

The Montgomerys, JOHN D. ('50), LINDY 
STIVERS ('49) and John, Jr., are living 
at 340 N.E. 51 Street in Miami, Fla. John 
is with the Atlantic Refining Co. A picture 

of John, Jr., is on the Sons and Daughters 
Page this month. 

THALER (MRS. WALTER N.) and her 
husband have moved to North Africa where 
they are both employed by the same firm. Mr. 
Morgenthaler, a civil engineer, is a native 
of Switzerland, and is a graduate of the 
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 
Zurich. "Pinki" has had a busy life since 
her days at Duke. Before leaving for North 
Africa she worked as a multi-lingual secre- 
tary for an exporter in New York while 
taking a night course in French shorthand 
at the Latin-American Institute. Follow- 
ing that she was secretary to the vice 
president of G. and L. Beijer, Inc., the 
New York branch of a. Swedish import- 
export house which has other branches all 
over the world. 

for the past year has been doing post-doc- 
toral work in organic chemistry at Duke, was 
one of 32 scientists with doctoral degrees 
in the chemical, engineering, physical, bac- 
teriological, and biochemical sciences, to 
join the research staffs of the E. I. du Pont 
de Nemours and Company, Inc., according 
to an announcement received in January. 
He is working in the Jackson Laboratory of 
the company in Deepwater, N. J. His home 
address is Kynlyn Apartments, 1225 River- 
side Drive, Wilmington, Del. 

R.N., B.S.N., are living at 210 North Church 
Street, Louisville, Miss. They were married 
December 28 in St. Michael's Church, Miami, 
Fla. Russell is an intern for the Mississippi 
State Board of Health in Jackson, Miss. 

(MRS. FOSTER, JR.), who lives at 15421 
Petoskey, Detroit 21, Mich., is teaching 

The address of DAVID O. SPEIR is 3904 
Pilots Lane, Apartment 1, Richmond -'- 
Va. He is operations supervisor for the 
Atlantic Refining Company in Richmond. 

were united in marriage March 17 in the 
Duke University Chapel. Neal is a stal 
nurse in the operating room of Duke Hos- 

M.P. Bn., is stationed at Fort Bragg, N. C. 
He is married and has two sons, William. 
Jr., 3, and Jonathan, 1%. 

Box 307, Nieeville, Fla., is the address oi 
EDWIN L. TYSON, who is wildlife biologist 
for the Jackson Guard Station, Eglin Field, 

NANCY VAHEY, B.S., was married to Mr. 
Jerome Lyle Rappaport on February 24 is 
Boston, Mass., where they are living at 18 
Chestnut Street. 

'50, and RUTH DAVIS WILSON, R.N., 

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B.S.N., are living at 1807% Irondell Avenue, 
Morehead City, N. C. Walter is stationed 
it Camp Lejeune. 

'50 > 

First Reunion : Commencement, 1952 

President : Jane Suggs 

Class Agent: Robert L. Hazel 

LOUISE ELDER WOOD, '51, was married 
Duke University Chapel on February 5. 
rhey have been living in Durham while 
Louise completed her senior year at Duke. 
FRED S.) and her husband are living in 
[0-D Vetville, State College Station, Ra- 
leigh, N. C. Barbara is working in the 
D. H. Hill Library on the State College 

fome address is 336 E. So. Temple Street, 
Salt Lake City, Utah, is working in ob- 
tetrics and gynecology at the Henry Ford 
lospital, Detroit, Mich. Last year he was 
n surgery at Duke Hospital. 
)n Christmas afternoon, 1950, JOHANNA 
.IAEIE CHAPPEL, R.N., became the bride 
if CLYDE LEE BRITT in the Riverside 
Saptist Church, Jacksonville-, N. C. Clyde, 
corporal in the Air Corps, is stationed at 
he Francis E. Warren Air Base, Cheyenne, 

>ecanie the bride of Mr. James Lauchlin 
Jlwood III, on January 6. Mr. Elwood 
i an alumnus of the Christ School, Kenyon 
'ollege, and the University of North Caro- 
Jia. They are temporarily residing in Dur- 

AIRFAX CHRITTON, JR., were united 
l marriage March 17 at the Memorial 
tethodist Church, Thomasville, N. C. 
fancy is the daughter of DR. RENO 
:iRBY FARRINGTON, '21, and Mrs. 
arrington. They are living at Kingston 
lanor Apartments, Knoxville, Tenn., where 
rnest is working with the Knoxville Truck 
ales and Service Company. 
:s wife are living at 322 High Street, Ox- 
»rd, N. C. He is an accountant with Par- 
sh-Medford Motors, Inc. 
ERALDINE FORD, a graduate of the 
;hool of Dietetics at Duke, and ROBERT 
ARL CONNOR, B.S.E.E., were married 
eeember 29 in the Duke University Chapel. 
hey are living at 2614 Patterson Avenue, 
rinston-Salem, N. O, where Bob is em- 
:oyed by the Duke Power Company. 
LARENCE EDENS are living at 118 Bald- 
m Avenue, Charlotte, N. C. John is a tax 
:ditor for the state. They were married 
me 11, 1950, in the Hayes Barton Method- 
: Church, Raleigh, N. C. 
i February 6 in St. Philip's Episcopal 
mrch, Durham, ALICE GEITNER, '51, 
came the bride of CLARENCE EDWARD 

FOLCKEMER. Clarence is working toward 
his Master's degree at Duke, and they are 
living in Durham, where their mailing ad- 
dress is Box 4293, Duke Station. 

JACK E. FRUTH is a senior in the college 
of pharmacy at Ohio State University. He 
was married December 30 in the South 
Charleston, Ohio, Methodist Church to Miss 
Frances Elizabeth Rhodes. An alumna of 
Ohio Wesleyan University and the school 
of home economics, Ohio State University, 
Mrs. Fruth taught home economics in the 
Utica, Ohio, High School during the past 

'25, of Greensboro, N. G, were married 
February 7 in St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 
Jacksonville, Fla. They are living at Mt. 
Holly, N. C, where Herb is coach and physi- 
cal education director at Mt. Holly High 
School. Virginia was a physical education 
instructor for the Raleigh public school sys- 
tem until the time of her marriage. 

The address of ROBERT L. HAZEL, 
B.S.C.E., is Box 231, High Shoals, N. C. 
He is with the R. H. Pinnix Construction 
Company (R. H. PINNIX, '24), of Gas- 
tonia, N. C, which is building a new weav- 
ing and sewing building for the Carolinian 

research engineer for the Aluminum Com- 
pany of America. He and his wife, the 
living at 98 Center Street, Apartment 2, 
Massena', N. Y. 

JOHN FRANK HOSNER, M.F., is an in- 
structor in agriculture at Southern Illinois 
State Teachers College, Carbondale, 111. 
Previously he served as District Forester 
for the State of Illinois. 

LARRY O. KARL, JR., is writing the sports 
page and court news for the Kittanning, 
Pa., Daily Leader Times. As soon as their 
new engraving plant is completed, he will 
be doing photo work. The Karls have two 
sons, and their address is 699 North Water 
Street, Kittanning. 

PAUL REVERE LEITNER is a claims ad- 
juster for the Liberty Mutual Insurance 
Company, and is studying law at night school 
in Chattanooga, Tenn. On December 27, 
1950, he was married to Miss Susan Wise- 
man of Brookline, Mass. They live at 206 
Flora Circle, Chattanooga. 
HAROLD W. LEWIS, Ph.D., are living at 
1005 Carolina Avenue, Durham. Harold is 
an assistant professor of physics at Dul-e. 
DANIEL R. PINO, LL.B., were married 
August 22, 1950, and are living at 108-19 
63rd Road, Forest Hills, N. Y. Dan is a 
restaurant manager. 

HUGH E. REAMS, LL.B., is practicing 
law with the firm of Penn, Hunter, Smith 
and Davis in Kingsport, Tenn. He was mar- 

ried last summer to Miss Louise C. Stacy of 
Lumberton, N. C. 

MARY JO REYNOLDS and Mr. Kai Jur- 
gensen were married in the Presbyterian 
Church, Chapel Hill, X. C, ou February 25 
and they are making their home on the 
Pittsboro Highway south of Chapel Hill. 
Mr. Jurgensen is a member of the Drama 
Department at the University of North Caro- 

bride of Mr. Clifton Clement Winstead, Jr., 
on February 3 at the home of her parents 
in Star, N. C. Ann Marie is a case worker 
with the Person County Department of Pub- 
lic Welfare in Roxboro, N. C, where her 
husband is in business. 

The formal wedding of MARY JOSE- 
ARMSTRONG, '51, took place November 
23 in the First Presbyterian Church, High 
Point, N. C. Mary is working at the Home 
Building and Loan Company in Durham, and 
Pete is completing his senior year at Duke. 
They are living at 2019 Englewood Avenue. 
SCHULTZ STEEL, were married March 3. 
John, a lieutenant with the Fleet Marine 
Force, was stationed at Camp Lejeune until 

WILLIAM O.) and her husband live in 
Varina, N. C, where he is a tobacconist. 
ANN FLINTON STEWMAN, '51, flew to 
Hawaii in March to join her husband, 
who is an Ensign in the United States 
Navy. John's address is CINC PAC FLEET 
STAFF, Box 14, e/o Fleet Post Office, San 
Francisco, Calif. 

became the bride of Sidney B. Turner, Jr., 
on March 10 in the First Christian Church, 
Knoxville, Tenn. They are living at 713 
Parker Street, Durham. Mr. Turner, who 
received a B.S. degree in Commerce from the 
University of North Carolina, is employed 
by the Durham Furniture Company. 
EARL J.) and her husband live at 1421 
Nottingham Avenue, Orlando, Fla. 
The marriage of LYNN FRANCES WEITH 
and ROBERT EDWIN KLEES, '51, took 
place February 24 at the home of the bride 
in West Caldwell, N. J. They are now living 
at 51 Grover Lane, Caldwell, N. J. Lynn 
is a training supervisor in the personnel de- 
partment of L. Bamberger and Company, 
Newark, N. J. ; and Bob is a technical 
copywriter for the Bakelite Company, Union 
Carbide and Carbon Corporation, New York 

ANNA BAKER WIGGINS, '52, daughter 
of FRED T. WIGGINS, '25, and MARK 
EDWARD GARBER, JR., were married 
March 24 in the Duke University Chapel. 
Anna is a junior at Duke, and Mark is a 
student in the Duke Law School. 
HENRY H. Ill) and her husband are living 


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[ Page 166 ] DUKE ALUMNI REGISTER, June, 1951 

it 1860 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, 111. Mr. 
Windsor, an alumnus of the University of 
/Irginia, is an assistant editor of Popular 
Mechanics. They have a son, William 
laven, born on April 19. 

'51 » 

Presidents: Woman's College, Connie 
Woodward ; Trinity College, N. Thomp- 
son Powers; College of Engineering, 
David C. Dellinger 
IOLCOMB ALLEN were married January 
9 in the Duke University Chapel. Phyllis, 
graduate of the Duke Hospital School of 
ledieal Technology, was a member of the 
)uke Hospital staff prior to her marriage. 
!he and Bob are making their home at Arm- 
trong Manor, R.D. 3, Lancaster, Pa., while 
e is training to be a salesman with Arm- 
trong Cork Company. 

(ONALD E. BEBOUT, A.M., has joined 
he research staff of the Du Pont Company's 
Jlectrochemieals Department at Niagara 
'alls, N. Y., as a physicist in the technical 
ivision laboratory. 

!.D., is a Methodist Minister in Mineral 
prings, N. C. 

iroad Street, Central Falls, E. I., is a 
rainee for the Owens-Corning Fiberglass 

I 403 Monticello Drive, Mansion Hill 
.partments, Hopewell, Va., is a chemist 
or the Solvay Process Division of Allied 
hemical and Dye Corporation. 
HAELES FEED LUCAS, JE., is working 
ith the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company, 
umberland, Md. • His address there is 
i.F.D. No. 1, c/o Mrs. Joe Winders. 
R., is an underwriter for the Life Insur- 
nce Company of Virginia. He is living at 
302 Pickens Street, Columbia, S. C. 
ome is at 514 Hammond Street, Rocky 
[ount, N. C, is a trainee with Owens-Corn- 
ig Fiberglass Corporation of Ashton, E. I. 
ome address is 811 Linden Avenue, Ports- 
umth, Va., is a trainee in the office of 
Arlington Mills, High Point Weaving, High 
oint, N. C. 

'52 > 

RGYLE KING, a junior in the Duke 
diversity School of Nursing, and ROBERT 
RAY CLARKE, a junior in the Duke 
'ivinity School, were married December 21 
6 the Cole Memorial Methodist Church, 
'erita, N. C. They are making their home 
• Durham. 

a a formal ceremony on March 17 in the 
iuke Memorial Methodist Church, Durham, 
STG J. NICHOLSON, '22, became the bride 
E Mr. William Marsh Sanders. They are 

living in the Glen Lennox Apartments in 
Chapel Hill, N. C. 

The marriage of BETTY WILLIAMSON 
and Mr. Clyde Vance Wilder took place 
February 10 at the Emory University Chapel 
in Atlanta, Ga. They are living in Durham 
where Betty is a student in the Duke Uni- 
versity School of Nursing. 

'53 > 

Richard Glenn Averette were married Febru- 
ary 4 in the Methodist Church, Stem, N. C. 
They are living at 905 Clarendon Street, 
Fayetteville, N. O, where Mr. Averette is 
employed with Grannis and Sloan Construc- 
tion Company. He is an alumnus of the 
University of North Carolina and State 

Victory Season 

(Continued from Page 156) 

and Mary, Navy and Virginia, The win 
over Virginia snapped a 20-game win 
streak for the Cavaliers. 


The Duke track team started with a 
bang, but slowed down at season's end, 
mainly because of the loss of its star 
point-getter, tiny Henry Poss of Chat- 
tanooga, Tenn., who pulled a leg muscle. 
The Duke eindermen finished third in 
the annual Southern Conference meet be- 
hind Maryland and North Carolina, re- 

Grabbing Conference individual cham- 
pionships were 220-yard ace Herbert 
"Piney" Field, hurdler Tommy Reeves 
and pole vaulter John Conner. It was 
the second Conference championship of 
the season for Conner, also a champ in 
the diving event during the swimming 
season. Field captured the 220-yard dash 
in a time of 21.9 seconds, while Reeves 
ran the 220-yard low hurdles in 24 sec- 
onds flat and Conner pole-vaulted 12 
feet, his lowest height of the season. 

The Duke tracksters finished the reg- 
ular season with a 3-2-1 record. 


(Continued from Page 157 ) 

The Methodist bishcp of the Richmond 
and Geneva areas gave example after 
example showing that, in Sweden as well 
as in Russia, in Yugoslavia and Switzer- 
land, when church membership is on a 
level with citizenship, religion loses its 
moral vigor and its compelling force in 
men's lives. 

Bishop Garber's ringing defense of a 
free church came near the close of a 
four-day interdenominational program, 
attended by several hundred ministers, 
which included workshop sessions, re- 

fresher courses and public addresses by 
well-known religious leaders. 

Highlighting the Convocation was the 
second series of James A. Gray Lectures 
delivered by Dr. Paul E. Scherer of 
Union Theological Seminary, New York 
City. The public attended the series, 
which was on the general subject of "The 
Ways of God — A Study in the Book of 

Bishop Garber's talk was based on his 
experiences during the past six years in 
Europe, where he made a grass roots 
study of the common religious life. The 
title of his address was "Religion in 
Europe As I Have Seen It." Bishop 
Costen J. Harrell, of the Methodist 
Church, Charlotte area, spoke at the 
morning devotional services. 

Distinguished religious leaders and 
members of the Duke Divinity School 
faculty served as instructors for the 
workshops and refresher courses. 

A workshop on "The Minister and 
Public Relations" was conducted by 
James Sells, executive secretary of radio 
and visual aids, Southeastern Methodist 
Jurisdiction. Guest speakers for the 
workshop were E. B. Garrett of the Soil 
Conservation Service, Raleigh; Charles 
A. Dukes, Director of Alumni Affairs 
at Duke; and Earl W. Porter of the 
Duke Bureau of Public Information. 

Dr. John J. Rudin II, of the Duke 
Divinity School faculty, led a "Worship 
Workshop" with emphasis on effective 
leadership by the preacher in public wor- 
ship services. Recordings were used to 
demonstrate effective religious services, 
and visiting ministers discussed their 
own specific problems. 

A workshop on "Planning a Church 
Program" was under the direction of Dr. 
A. J. Walton, of the Duke faculty. The 
sessions dealt with evangelical, educa- 
tional and recreational church activities 
and related topics. 

In a "Vacation Church School" work- 
shop the program included demonstra- 
tions of children's religious projects and 
discussion of church school activities. 
Mrs. Edith W. Reed, director of chil- 
dren's work for the Western North Caro- 
lina Methodist Conference, was in charge 
of the workshop. 

Convocation lecture courses were "The 
New Testament Faith and the Mind of 
the Church Today," taught by Dr. Rob- 
ert E. Cushman of the Duke Divinity 
School; "Christianity and World Mis- 
sions," taught by Dr. Daniel J. Fleming 
of Union Theological Seminary; and 
"The Minister's Tools and Techniques," 
instructed by Dr. Nolan B. Harmon, 
Methodist book editor. 


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(Continued from Page 137) 
Five months ago I was transferred to 
San Francisco and now share a very Bo- 
hemian sort of shack on Telegraph Hill 
with two other stewardesses. There we 
have a perfect view of Berkeley, the 
Bay Bridge, Treasure Island and even 

In April I started a most wonderful 
35-day vacation. After three days in 
Miami, an ex-roommate of mine from 
Seattle, who is now flying the South 
American route for P. A. A., and I left 
on a round-the-world trip. We went first 
to New York via San Juan, P. R. and 
thence to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London, 
Paris, Zermatt (to ski), Milan, Rome, 
Istanbul, Beirut, Cairo, New Delhi, Agra, 
and Bangkok. Returning thence but not 
stopping in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Wake 
and Honolulu — since those spots, as well 
as Guam, Manila and Singapore, are 
now on my regular flights. At present 
I'm on my way to the South Pacific. It 
is an 18-day trip. Although we transit 
Canton Island we stop at Fiji, Sydney 
and Auckland. I'm most pleased for I 
have not seen these places before. 

As well as flying the regular passenger 
flights we have been flying Army charter 
trips as far as Tokyo — taking Army, 
Navy, Marines and Air Force replace- 
ments over and bringing back the 
wounded, the widows, the boys on emer- 
gency leaves, and the high brass for con- 
ference in Washington. All of which con- 
vinces us that this war is a very real 
thing even though it has never been 

Among the Duke people I've seen late- 
lv are Pattie McGowan Black (Mrs. Stan- 
ley P.), '46, her husband Pat, and cute 
young son David, with whom I spent 
yesterdav here in Honolulu. 

A week ago while I was visiting my 
s : ster Ebie, her three-year-old Ginny, 
three-month-old Jimmy, and her "back 
in the Marine Corps pilot" husband in 
Laguna Beach, Calif., I saw Babbie Mill 
Kesterman (Mrs. Adrian L.), '46, and 
her husband who has also been called 
back in the Marine Corps. Her two sons, 
Jeff and Tim (2% months), are mighty 

In Miami I saw Johanna Weiland 
Hoehl (Mrs. John R.), '46, Pat Reed 
Heath. '42, and her husband Byard — 
home on vacation also — all looking swell. 
In San Francisco I call or see Arleen 
Palmer, '48, quite often and hope to see 
Pat Way Anderson (Mrs. Donald A.), 
'48, soon. Did I miss anybody??? Oh, 
rid run into a P. A. A. pilot out here 

from Miami — can't remember the name 
but you told him I was here. 

Gad, how did I get so wound up — and 
I haven't even told you about my main 
point of interest — that guy who sold me 
the sail boat in Seattle — frankly I think 
he just wants the boat (or at least my 
quarter) back — but he's going to have 
to support me for the rest of my life to 
get it. We've been engaged since the 
end of March and have set our wedding- 
date for August 18th. The wedding is 
going to be just outside San Francisco 
in San Mateo with a reception at my 
Aunt and Uncle's home in San Mateo — 
the folks are coming out and Ebie and 
Jack will be up. 

Hunter, too, is back in the Marine 
Corps but, fortunately for us, stationed 
with the machine accounting group right 
here in San Francisco. 

I could rave on for pages but instead 
will just tell you he's a Phi Delt from 
University of Washington and bring him 
by some day to see you so you can judge 
for yourself. 

( Dottie wrote the above letter at the 
Mouana Hotel, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, 
Territory of Hawaii.) 


It has been learned in the Alumni Of- 
fice that Simpson Queen, '87, is deceased. 
He had made his home on Route 1, Whit- 
tier, N. C. 

Ned Stamper, '87, of Route 1, Whit- 
tier, N. C, is deceased, it has been learned 
by the Alumni Office. 

Denison F. Giles, '03, of Marion, N. 
C, died of a heart attack in the Balti- 
more, Md., Sanatorium on February 19. 

Frederick William Terrell, '13, died at 
Rex Hospital in Raleigh May 12 follow- 
ing a cerebral hemorrhage suffered at 
Fred A. Olds School late on the after- 
noon of May 11. 

Funeral services were held May 14 in 
Christ Church, and burial was in Oak- 
wood Cemetery in Raleigh. 

Mr. Terrell had taught school and 
served as principal in North Carolina 
schools for a number of years. At the 
time of his death he was working as 
North Carolina representative for a 

school book publishing firm in Atlanti 
Ga. He made his home in the Raleig 

Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Mai 
Alice Robertson Terrell; three sister 
Mrs. Guy Weaver, Asheville, N. C. ; & 
Margaret Estes, Asheville ; and Mrs. J 
A. Kent of Winter Park, Fla. ; and t\\ 
brothers, Marvin C. Terrell, '14, Wal 
Forest; and J. 0. Terrell, Granite Fall 
N. C. 

DR. I. T. MANN, '09 
Dr. I. T. Mann, '09, died at his horn 
1206 Johnson Street, in High Point, 1 
C, on May 13. 

A past national vice-commander of tl 
American Legion, he was also an aeti 
member of the Kiwanis Club, Masoi 
and Elks. In addition to Trinitv C( 
lege, Dr. Mann attended the Medic- 
School of the University of North Car 
lina and Jefferson Medical College 
Philadelphia. He was a native of Sil 
City, and had practiced medicine in Hi; 
Point for a number of years. 

Survivors include the wife; two daug 
ters bv a former marriage, Mrs. D. . 
Pollock and Mrs. Frank Haven of ] 
Myers, Fla.: a sister, Mrs. John R. P< 
cock of High Point; and four grar 


Funeral services for attorney Basil 
Lucas. '34. Pittsburgh oil executive, vn 
held M«y 11. 

Mr. Lucas was secretary-treasurer a 
a director of the Hiawatha Oil and C| 
Companv. Melben Oil Company, and 1 
Penn-Ohio Gas Company. He was a 
vice-president of the Republic Pipe L 
Company and the DuYal Pipe Line Co 
pany and a director of the Republic 
Refining Company. 

In addition to Duke, Mr. Lucas 
tended Culver Military Academy £ 
Harvard Law School. 

He is survived by his mother. 1M 
Mayme Lucas, Shinnstown, W. Ya. 

Neal A. Gifford. '49, died April 
as a result of injuries suffered in 
automobile accident April 18. While i 
was driving from Great Barrington 
Pittsfield. Mass.. Neal's car was for 
toward the side of the road bv an onci 
ins- truck and ran into a bridge. 

Since his graduation from Duke, > 
had been working in the accounting 
ganization of the Chemical Departff 
of General El<>eti-ic in Pittsfield. 

He is survived bv his mother. 3 
Nellie S. Gifford of Estill. S. C. 

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Campus Interviews on Cigarette Tests 
Number 9. • .the pelican 

to ^l can swallow?" 

OUR easy-going, big-billed friend lias learned to say "No" to these 
hurry-up, one-puff, one-sniff cigarette tests! "Why", says he, "they 
don't even give you time to finish the cigarette before you're supposed 
to decide which is mildest!" Millions of smokers have come to the same 
conclusion— there's just one real way to test the flavor and mildness 
of a cigarette. 

It's The Sensible Test . . . the 30-Day Camel Mildness Test, which 
simply asks you to try Camels as a steady smoke— on a pack-after-pack, 
day-after-day basis. No snap judgments needed ! After you've 
enjoyed Camels— and only Camels— for 30 days in your "T-Zone" 
(T for Throat, T for Taste) , we believe you'll know why . . . 

More People Smoke Camels 

than any other cigarette! 

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July, 1951 

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(Member of American Alumni Council) 
Published at Durham, N. C, Every Month in the Year in the Interest of the University and the Alumni 

Volume XXXVII 

July, 1951 

Number 7 


Editorials 171 

The School of Medicine 172 

Summer at Duke 173 

August Events 173 

Friendship Symbol 174 

German Scholarship 174 

Brees in Dedication 171 

Senior Job Opportunities 175 

Duke Representatives 176 

Foreign Orientation Center 176 

Local Associations 176 

Sports 177 

Alumni Are Honored 178 

Books 179 

Sons and Daughters 180 

Navy News 180 

News of the Alumni 181 

Editor o«d Business Manager 

Charles A. Dukes, '29 

Managing Editor Roger L. Marshall, '42 

Associate Editor Anne Garrard, '25 

Advertising Manager Thomas D. Donegan 

Layout Editor Ruth Mary Brown 

Staff Photographer Jimmy Whitley 

Two Dollars a Year 

20 Cents a Copy 

Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Post 

Office at Durham, N. C, Under the Act of 

March 3, 1879. 


May 20, 1951 
Pvt. Paul H. Marx, U. S. 53045893, '50 
Hdgs & Headquarters Company 
804 Signal Base Depot 
Port Holabird 
Baltimore 19, Md. 

First off I would like to tell you how much I have enjoyed reading 
the Alumni News when I have been home on leave. It helps to form 
a contact between my college days and the new life I am leading serv- 
ing our nation. I feel sure the Register helps other members of the 
armed forces keep up this contact. 

My main reason for writing is to inquire whether or not it is 
possible for me to purchase a class ring. I graduated in the Class of 
1950 and at the time did not want a class ring. However, having been 
"out in the world" so so speak, I see that this emblem of recognition 
is invaluable and I would like if possible to acquire a class ring. 
Please send me any information you can regarding price, delivery, 
etc., if the ring can be obtained. 

Rings are available, and further information about them may be 
secured by writing the Duke University Stores, Duke University,: 
Durham, N. C. 

May 12, 1951 
Rosabelle Wehunt Hampton (Mrs. Z. T.) R. N. '36 
Ft. Richardson, Alaska 

Can't you take off awhile this summer and come up to nature's 
wonderland? You would love the wild flowers and snow-capped moun- 
tains. The sun is now rising a little after 3 a.m. Yesterday it rose at 
3 :15 a.m. and set at 8 :32 p.m. Last night at 11 :00 p.m. it was like 
a twilight there. It seems odd when only a short while ago it was 
dark for so many hours of the day. I've never appreciated the sun' 
so much in all my life as after this dark winter. The trees are just 
beginning to show tiny buds and they likewise are a welcome sight. 
Yesterday I saw my first robin of the year. The temperature is rising 
to around 50° in day time and dropping back to around 30° at night. 
There is so much natural beauty here — but much that white man has 
brought is ugliness. 

Our kindest regards to everyone. Wish we could be there for the 
'36 reunion — but 'tis quite impossible. 


One of the most spectacular traditions followed during the celebra- 
tion of Saint John's Eve on June 24, the shortest night and longest 
day of the year, is the ritual of men jumping over a fire to prove their 
strength and prowess. For the past ten years, the Duke School of; 
Spanish Studies has been recognizing this holiday, which has both. 
Catholic and pagan origins, on Friday nearest June 24. Jumping over 
the fire are, left to right, George J. Kintz, Duke senior; Professor Jose 
Amor y Vaz Quez, visiting instructor from Brown University; and 
Elias Torre, Jr., Spanish student. 



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a specific service, therefore initial cost is beside 
the question. We shall be glad to assist you in 
deciding which of the three will do the best 
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Volume XXXVII 

July, 1951 

Number 7 

Football Tickets 

The sale of season tickets has progressed beyond all 
expectations and it looks like alumni who haven't ordered 
season tickets and are planning to do so had better get 
their orders in immediately. 

The latest ticket order to arrive came from Jack 
Priddy, '42, in Surry, England. He ordered two season 
tickets for the fall of 1951. Perhaps this is the best way 
of saying to the alumni close by that it would be a good 
thing to get in your orders immediately. This applies not 
only to the season tickets but to those for individual 
games as well. 

Development Campaign 

We have passed the $7,500,000 mark. We begin now 
on the last million needed to reach our immediate goal. 
We hope to complete this by December 31. If we do so, 
it is going to take the combined efforts of every former 
student and friend of the University. 

We are going to have to continue the personal con- 
tact so that every one who is the least bit interested in 
Duke can know the entire story and be given an oppor- 
tunity to participate in the program. We were unable 
to get in touch personally with all alumni by the close of 
our fiscal year, June 30. Alumni and friends who have 
not been told the story will be contacted during the 
coming months — between now and the end of the year. 

Therefore, if you are helping with the Development 
Campaign, please continue the work you have begun, for 
each interested person must do everything he can to pro- 
mote the program during the summer months. Perhaps 
summer is a bad time for such campaigns, but there is 
no good time, and the great need of the institution makes 
any time a good time. 

or two and see the Blue Devils in action when they play 
in Pittsburgh. Because the Blue Devils are playing in a 
number of distant points from the campus, it is going 
to make the games especially accessible for alumni. 

Just Rambling 

May we remind you that the Duke Blue Devils are 
going to be a "traveling team" this year. Get out your 
schedule and begin to make plans now to see them in ac- 
tion, not only at Duke but when they appear in yoiir 
vicinity. A number of the local associations, one of which 
is Norfolk, Va., are planning to play hosts to all alumni 
attending the game to be played in their respective com- 

We are going to run a schedule of these dinners, open 
houses, etc., for your convenience. If you would like to 
attend one or more of them, as soon as the announcement 
appears in the Register, please send your reservation 
with a check to the proper person. 

A few days ago we received in the mail a request 
from one of the local groups for football tickets for the 
Pittsburgh game. This group is planning to charter a bus 

Would you like a program for your garden club, civic 
club, or some other organization to which you belong? If 
so, we have a number of 16 mm. silent films that we be- 
lieve would be found most interesting. 

For example, we have a color film of the Sarah P. 
Duke Memorial Gardens, giving both the botanical and 
common names of most of the varieties of plants. This 
film, which runs for twenty minutes, was listed one time 
as a suggested program for the organization of National 
Garden Clubs. 

We have a film entitled, "A Year at Duke," which 
gives the activities about the campus and shows some of 
the buildings. There are a number of other films as well, 
There is no charge for their use, except to defray the 
postage when returning them to the University. 

If you would like to use one or more of these films or 
would like to see a list of those available, please write 
the Alumni Office. 

During the past twelve months a number of alumni 
have made gifts to the Duke University Library. A few 
of them are: 

The Holton family (Miss Grace Holton, Dr. Quin- 
ton Holton, Mrs. Holland Holton and sons) pre- 
sented the Holton family's library, including Pro- 
fessor Holland Holton 's personal correspondence. 
The books are principally education, textbooks and 
law books. 

Mr. J. Braxton Craven — 225 volumes from the 
theological collection of his father and grandfather. 
Mrs. E. S. Bowling — 122 volumes of literary and 
historical interest from the library of her late hus- 

Mr. Watson Smoot — a collection of about 75 medi- 
cal and theological volumes from the library of 
his father, Dr. J. Edward Smoot. 

If you know of persons who have items you think 
should be included in the Duke University Library and 
whom j'ou could interest in giving these items as a gift 
to the Library, we suggest you write to Dr. B. E. Powell, 
Librarian of the Duke University Libraries, Duke Sta- 
tion, Durham, N. C. 

Perhaps you yourself may have books or a collection 
of some kind that you would like to give to the Univer- 
sity. If so, may we suggest you get in touch with Dr. 

Each day we find that our alumni and friends are 
taking advantage of every opportunity to serve the insti- 
tution. If you would like to have additional channels 
through which to express your interest and don't know 
quite how to proceed, I hope you will write to the Alumni 


Summer at Duke — As Active as Ever 

Entering Freshmen and Building Projects Are Out of Routine 

Summer arrives. Students who have 
labored through the winter depart for 
homes or jobs. For a week or two fol- 
lowing commencement a university cam- 
pus has the appearance of a deserted 
village, tended only by a handful of care- 
takers and office workers. 

This lull, however, doesn't last long. At 
least not at Duke. Students scatter. 
Faculty members scatter. But some of 
each return when the Summer Session 
begins; and the places of those who have 
departed for longer intervals are taken by 
new arrivals from other colleges and uni- 
versities, from high schools, from foreign 
countries, and from a dozen other sources. 
These new arrivals come to learn, to 
teach, to do research, to engage in all of 
the pursuits that characterize the Uni- 
versity during the fall, winter, and 

There is no off-season at Duke, and 
those who are inclined to envy what they 
consider the soft summer life of a pro- 
fessor would find a cherished di'eam shat- 
tered if they could observe the intense 
hot weather activities of the faculty.- 

A large number of Duke teachers have 
taken temporary quarters at other uni- 
versities in the United States and abroad. 
There they are guest lecturers, research- 
ers, or, in several instances, students 
themselves. Others are poking about in 
distant libraries, museums, and labora- 
tories — pushing forward projects in very 
many diverse fields. 

Special Sessions 

Over and above the regular classroom- 
lecture-laboratory schedule of Summer 
Session students, there are the special 
schools and institutes which have become 
a substantial part of summer activities 
and through which Duke is giving out- 
standing service to teachers and other 
professional men and women. 

Oldest, largest, and most famous of 
these special sessions are the School of 
Spanish Studies, underway the first 
semester, and the Institute for Teachers 
of Mathematics, to take place the second 
semester. The first of these popular in- 
stitutions has a peculiar effect upon the 
campus. At any odd moment an unsus- 
pecting stroller may happen upon a lively 
group of gaily clad gypsies yelping hap- 
pily at each other in pure, or at least 
quite acceptable, Spanish. They may 
dance, sing, or begin to leap over the 

towering flames of a bonfire. Duke's 
gothic chambers are touched with Latin- 
American magic for a few brief weeks. 

The Math Institute goes about its busi- 
ness a little less spectacularly, but highly 
effectively. There is little question that 
the Institute is doing great work in im- 
proving the methods and results of the 
teaching of mathematics. Dr. W. W. 
Eankin, director of the Institute, this 
month was invited to U.C.L.A. to direct 
a similar undertaking on the West Coast, 
which is just being launched. Meanwhile, 
four other math institutes patterned after 
the one originated at Duke are being 
organized across the United States. 

Other special sessions, of greater or 
lesser age, have been or are being held 
for nurses, doctors, hospital technicians, 
ministers, scientists, and numerous other 
professional groups. 

A brand new undertaking this year — 
one likely to become greater than any 
of the others — is the Science Teachers 
Laboratory This laboratory will at- 
tempt to do for science teachers what 
the Math Institute has done for math 
teachers. An outstanding staff, a care- 
fully planned and highly selective pro- 
gram, a large group of intensely inter- 
ested teachers will combine to give the 
Laboratory a send-off that should estab- 
lish it as an annual affair. 

Freshmen Enter 

Classroom work and special institutes 
are, however, the more or less normal ele- 
ments of a Summer Session at Duke. 
This year there are one or two less fa- 
miliar elements of summer at Duke. 

The first of these is the number of en- 
tering freshmen. Last winter, when the 
draft began to harass those attending 
and planning to attend the nation's col- 
leges and universities, Duke promptly an- 
nounced that it would encourage high 
school graduates to enter in the summer 
in order to push forward their college 
work as much as possible before facing 
the prospect of prolonged armed serv- 
ice. Special arrangements were made to 
receive them and a suitable curriculum 
was prepared. 

Despite an at least temporary lessening 
of draft fears, brought about bv rumored 
peace negotiations, more than 100 fresh- 
men enrolled in Trinity College and sev- 
eral women, following the example of 
their brothers, entered the Woman's Col- 
lege. These youngsters, come what may 

from their draft boards, are at least get- 
ting the jumps on their fellow freshmen. 

New Buildings Arise 

Another thing that the campus doesn't 
experience just any summer is the large 
scale construction now taking place. 

On Hospital Drive, facing east, the new 
nurses home is rapidly assuming discern- 
ible architectural proportions. The brick 
is rising on all four sides and at this 
moment is nearly roof high. Inside the 
first of the walls are interposing them- 
selves between large expanses of raw, 
empty space. Stairways are in, floors 
are laid, and in a surprisingly short time, 
it can be assumed, the nurses will be 
inspecting their new and much-needed 
living quarters and teaching facilities. 

Directly across from the nurses' home 
is the naked steel framework of the new 
Graduate Living Center. Already the 
first rows of brick, visible only to those 
who take the trouble to peer over the 
high construction fence, line the baseline 
of the structure. Floors are being ex- 
tended between steel beams to give the 
building a more substantial appearance, 
and an engineer with a good imagination 
may now visualize the eventual appear- 
ance of the finished structure. 

Not too far away the new wing of the 
Medical Research Building is approach- 
ing completion and behind the Physics 
Building an annex is being erected to 
take care of the University's new nuclear 

But the most recently begun construc- 
tion activity is taking place right in the 

August Events 

August 2-4 Conference of the North 
Carolina English Teachers Associa- 

August 5 Organ recital by Arnold 
Briggs. 4 :30 p.m., University 

August 7-17 Duke Institute for 
Teachers of Mathematics. 

August 18 Final exams in all four- 
week courses of the second term of 
Summer Session. 

August 19 Organ recital by Samuel 
Owens, Birmingham Conservatory. 
4:30 p.m., University Chapel. 

August 25 Final exam in physics. 

August 30-31 Final exams in all six- 
week courses of the Summer Ses- 


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heart of West Campus. Directly across 
from the Library Building, beside the So- 
cial Science (old Physics) Building, 
there is already a strange clearing. 
Where a forest used to exist, there is now 
a level field. 

This is where the ground is being pre- 
pared for the realization of an old dream, 
a new Administration and Classroom 
Building. Plans call for the erection of 
a gothic building that was designed some 
25 years ago to All the vacant corner 
of the intersection of the two main quad- 
rangles. While the University settled 
back to await the time when this building 
would actually exist, the administrative 
offices, for 25 years, were located in "tem- 
porary" quarters. These quarters have 
long since become irremedially inade- 
( Continued on Page 188) 

German University Has 
Offered Scholarships 

A "thank-you" scholarship has been of- 
fered by the University of Marburg in 
Germany to any Duke University student 
who wants to study there. 

Two German students from the Uni- 
versity of Marburg, Erwin Merkel and 
Guenther Bicknese, who studied at Duke 
last fall under the German Training Pro- 
gram, were so impressed by Duke and 
American college life that they became 
more interested in the idea of exchange 
students and promoted the idea of the 

The University of Marburg is famous 
for its Summer School, but any season 
is reported to be pleasant at the Univer- 
sity with its beautiful old buildings and 

Carved Crown Is Friendship Symbol 

Visitors to the Rare Book Room of 
the Duke University Library will find 
among the many interesting objects 
placed on display there a wood carv- 
ing of a crown from historic Durham 
castle in England. 

This spring Vice-Chancellor Sir 
James Duff (center) of England's 
University of Durham, presented Duke 
University officials with the carving 
in a special international good will 
ceremony in the Rare Book Room. 

Dr. Paul M. Gross (right), vice- 
president of Duke in the Educational 
Division, received the gift for the 
University. Former Mayor Dan K. 
Edwards, '35 (left), represented the 
City of Durham at the ceremony 
which took place shortly before he 
assumed the position of assistant see- 

retarv of defense in Washington, 
D. C. 

Other Duke officials taking part 
were Dr. Charles E. Jordan, vice-presi- 
dent in the Division of Public Rela- 
tions; Dr. Herbert J. Herring, vice- 
president in the Division of Student 
Life; A. S. Brower, business manager 
and comptroller; Dr. Alan K. Man- 
chester, dean of undergraduate stud- 
ies; and Dr. Benjamin Powell, Duke 
University librarian. 

Vice-Chancellor Duff made his visit 
to the United Str.-tes in connection 
with his duties as a member of the 
British Commonwealth Fund Com- 
mittee of Award. Established in 1925, 
the fund provides international edu- 
cation and travel opportunities for 
outstanding young men and women. 

traditions deeply rooted in the past. Twi 
tuition-free semesters are offered to Duk 
students for any time of the year. Sev 
eral are taking advantage of the scholar 
ship this summer. The German offer wi] 
permit them to take advantage of fl 
favorable exchange rate of dollars t( 
Deutsehmark and live "luxuriously" (M 
$50 a month (it's reported!). 

A pictorial volume of the German Uni 
versity was presented to President Eden: 
by Gunther Strahl, official of the town 
and one of a new group of German stu 
dents in the training program in behal 
of the town of Marburg. The Germai 
students also wished to express the! 
thanks for the contribution of severa 
hundred dollars to Marburg Universit; 
for the improvement of student aceom 
modation facilities by the Duke Campm 
Chest Fund through its world Studen 
Service Fund. 

Brees in Dedication 

Anton Brees, world famous virtuoso o: 
the carillon who plays during the sum 
mer at Duke University and during tb 
winter at the Bok Singing Tower, Laki 
Wales, Fla., participated in the dedi 
catory recital of the University of Kan 
sas campanile on May 27. He remained ii 
Lawrence, Kans., to play three recital 
in addition to the dedicatory service, in 
eluding a starlight program. 

The newly completed University o: 
Kansas campanile is a memorial ti 
World War II and to the alumni of tha 
institution who gave their lives in com 
bat. The carillon bells themselves wel 
made by John Taylor and Company, o: 
Loughborough, England, bell founder 
since 1360, the same concern which mad- 
the bells in the Duke Chapel Towei 
There are 53 bells in the Kansas carillon 
the largest of which weigh 13,440 pounds 

A native of Belgium, Mr. Brees ha 
since 1924 played more dedicatory recit 
als than any other earillonneur in thi 
country. His father was the eminen 
Gustaaf Brees, earillonneur of the his 
toric Antwerp Cathedral. Now a Unitei 
States citizen, Mr. Brees has brought ti 
this country all of the artistry and tech 
nique which has been associated wifl 
carillon playing in the Low Lands fo' 
centuries, where the bells are considerei 
a national instrument. 

On June 3, Mr. Brees presented a caril 
Ion recital on the Duke Campus, during 
Commencement Week End. He will re 
main in Durham during the summer, an< 
will give two carillon recitals weekly 
Sunday afternoons and Thursday eve 
nings. The public is cordially invited t( 

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Seniors Find Opportunities Are Ample 

Appointments Office Reports Great Increase in Openings for Graduates 

The Appointments Office, which serves 
is a free employment service for students 
ind alumni, reports that probably 100 
jercent of this year's graduates, both 
nen and women, have succeeded in find- 
ng jobs. Most of the seniors were regi- 
stered with the office. 

Outstanding facts from the report are 
hat this year there were 4,471 job open- 
ngs available for consideration by the 
he 691 graduating seniors; that the larg- 
■st number of openings were in engineer- 
ng, sales and accounting, with chemistry 
md physics ranking next; and that there 
s a developing tendency for employers 
n commerce and industry to rate appli- 
lants primarily on their ability to get 
ilong with people, grades being of sec- 
mdary significance. This development 
loes not hold in professional and research 
ields, however; in these areas the ap- 
)licant's academic record is scrutinized 
rith care. 

In general, the employment situation is 
asier now than it was last. year, when 
here was a slight falling off from the 
>ost-war level. Judging from the number 
if employment opportunities, the number 
'f visits to Duke by employers' repre- 
entatives to interview students, the level 
•f starting salaries and similiar indicia 
he 1950 loss has been more than erased. 

industry and Government 

Employment in industrial and eom- 
lercial establishments which accounts for 
6% of the activity of the Appoint- 
lents Office, has been largely with big 
orporations. As may be expected, gov- 
rnment has entered the field as an em- 
iloyer on a large scale. The compara- 
ively insignificant number of smaller 
usinesses that have engaged personnel 
lirough the Appointments Office may be 
|ue to the fact, among others, that such 
stablishments find that the expense of 
[jading representatives to universities to 
iterview prospective employees out- 
weighs the advantages of such means 
ar filling their personnel needs as 
gainst depending on the usual local 

Most calls in the commercial-industrial 
racket still come from the North and 

ortheast, but the increasing industrial- 
ation of the South is reflected in a 
Ittesponding increase in the number of 
»uke graduates who find permanent busi- 
ess and professional careers in this see- 
on of the countrv. 

A total of 184 companies sent repre- 
sentatives to the Appointments Office in 
quest of new personnel; of these, 19 
made two or more visits. They announced 
themselves as being on the market for 
additions to their staffs in the following 
categories and in the following numbers: 
engineers, 747 (including a round 700 
sought by DuPont; sales persons, 242; 
chemists, 145; accountants, 84 (several 
were accepted by Price, Waterhouse in 
New York); merchandisers, 89; physi- 
cists, 83; insurance men, 41; bank em- 
ployees, 16; personnel for training in 
sales, management, purchasing and simi- 
lar positions, 81. Vacancies disclosed by 
these representatives added up to 1,528. 
By letter and phone the office was ap- 
prised of openings for 1,474 engineers, 
113 salesmen, 93 accountants and 1,263 
others. Engineering opportunities ac- 
count for nearly half of the total, or 
2,241 out of 4,471 openings in all fields. 

Four fifths of the requests for teachers 
originate on the college level, with calls 
for teachers of education and English 
predominating. All sections of the coun- 
try send to Duke for college faculty per- 
sonnel. In the secondary and elementary 
school brackets the largest number of 
openings have been for coaches, adminis- 
trators and teachers of English, the calls 
coming mainly from the South. The 59 
graduates and others so far registered 
for jobs in the teaching profession had 
333 placement opportunities to choose 
from, with the most active quarter of the 
year, in which the foregoing figures will 
be trebled or quadrupled, falling within 
the current months of summer. This does 
not indicate that such a ratio exists be- 
tween the number of would-be teachers 
and existing openings; presumably insti- 
tutions needing' teachers list their require- 
ments with every major university hav- 
ing a school of education, as each Spring- 
large corporations canvass the leading 
colleges for outstanding seniors. 

Worthy of note is the fact that the 
calls for teachers include 110 openings 
for teachers on the primary, secondary 
and high school levels in foreign coun- 
tries. A majority of the openings exist 
in schools in the Latin-American repub- 
lics; a number of calls came also from 
Middle-Eastern countries such as Turkey 
and Greece. Anchorage, Alaska, requires 
many teachers; calls have come, through 
various public and private agencies, for 

teachers in Japan, Germany, Australia, 
the Philippines, Egypt and other coun- 
tries. The requirements set forth for 
these positions tend to be rather high, 
usually demanding two years of experi- 
ence, and often a master's degree. The 
result is that often by the time a poten- 
tial applicant has the necessary require- 
ments he is sufficiently well settled that 
he is reluctant to make so drastic a 

Women Must Type 

With regard to women a peculiarity of 
the employment situation is that most 
employers require a knowledge of typing 
and shorthand, or at least typing, even 
of applicants for jobs in personnel work, 
banks, insurance, business administration 
and government, where stenography is 
not ordinarily considered as a phase of 
the work. Typing is of course an under- 
standable requirement in publicity, public 
relations, advertising and journalism, in 
which fields there have been many calls 
for women. 

The job outlook in general, as it ap- 
pears to the college graduate, is well 
summed up in a letter for college news- 
papers, for release on June 1, issued by 
Maurice J. Tobin, Secretary of the U. S. 
Department of Labor. Characterizing the 
prospects as "excellent," the letter con- 
tinues: "Both rising civilian demand and 
the needs of the defense program have 
created a generally tight labor market, 
with acute shortages of workers in some 
occupations and local areas. In occupa- 
tion after occupation the demand for 
workers has risen rapidly since June 
1950. The total number of employes in 
nonagricultural establishments increased 
by 2 million between June 1950 and 
(Continued on Page 188) 

Mistakes Will Happen 

Apologies are in order for Joe Rich- 
ard Phillips, B.S.M.E '51, president 
of Senior Engineers, and Roberta E. 
Williams, B.N. '51, president of Sen- 
ior Nurses, who were mistakenly 
identified in the June Register as 
Richard J. Crowder and Alice Jean 
Youmans in the picture of flag low- 
ering on page 140. Dick and Alice are 
next year's Trinity College and Wom- 
an's College presidents and will take 
part in the ceremony in 1952. 


[ Page 175 ] 

Duke Is Represented 
at Various Events 

Four representatives of Duke Univer- 
sity participated in special ceremonies at 
other colleges and universities during 

Joseph C. Robert, A.M. "29. Ph.D. '33, 
associate dean of the Duke Graduate 
School of Arts and Sciences, represented 
Duke June 3 at the inauguration of Dr. 
Harold C. Case as president of Boston 
University, Boston, Mass. 

Attending the inauguration of Malcolm 
A. Love as president of the University 
of Nevada on June 11, was W. Dwight 
Billings, A.M. '35, Ph.D. '36. Mr. Bill- 
ings is chairman of the biology depart- 
ment at the University of Nevada. 

Carl H. Deal, B.S. '41, Ph.D. '45, of 
Orinda, Calif., represented Duke at the 
Centennial Commencement of the Col- 
lege of the Pacific, June 10, in Stockton, 
Calif. He is a research chemist with the 
Shell Development Company, and is also 
president of his local Duke Alumni Asso- 

The University was represented at the 
100th founders' day of the Hill School, 
Pottstown, Pa., on June 9 bv Frederic 
M. J. Walp, M.D. '39. 

Professor Robert N. Cook, LL.B. '36, 
of the Law School of Western Reserve 
University, represented Duke at the 125th 
anniversary of the founding of Western 
Reserve University on June 11. 

Foreign Students to Head 
Orientation Center at Duke 

About 40 students from foreign coun- 
tries will spend six weeks on the Duke 
campus from August 1 to September 7 
at an "orientation center'' designed to 
familiarize them with American customs 
and manners before they go on to some 
other school for work in a field of special 

Duke is one of the 20 American colleges 
and universities selected for the orienta- 
tion program, which will help 1,000 for- 
eign students brought to this country in 
State Department sponsored "exchange 
projects." All of the students are gradu- 
ates of a foreign university and are pre- 
paring to do post graduate work in the 
United States. 

Half of the students coming to Duke 
are from Japan, and the other half are 
from various countries all over the world, 
including India, Pakistan, Turkey, 
Egypt, France, and Belgium. 

Officers of the newly formed Duke University Alumni Association, Ha 
waii Chapter, are left to right, Chaplain Robert M. Price, '18, committe 
member; Dr. Dorothy M. Heagy, M.Ed. '44, chairman; Kwan Hi Line 
LL.B. '50, committee member; Woodley C. Merritt, '21. committee member 
Dr. Cyrus W. Loo, G. '47, committee member ; Pattie MeGowan Black (Mrs 
Stanley P.), '46, vice-chairman; and the Reverend Kingsley K. Lyu, B.D 
'42. secretary-treasurer. 

Local Associations 


The youngest organization that has 
been added to the ever-expanding list of 
Duke Alumni Associations is the Duke 
University Alumni Association Hawaii 
Chapter. The first meeting was held in 
the Honolulu YWCA where former Duke 
students met for a tray lunch-business 
meeting to form the new chapter. 

The following officers were elected to 
serve the organization : Dr. Dorothy M. 
Heagy, M.Ed. '44, chairman; Pattie Mc- 
Gowan Black (Mrs. Stanley P.), '46, 
vice-chairman ; and the Reverend Kings- 
ley K. Lyu, secretary-treasurer. Chap- 
lain (Major) Robert M. Price, '18; 
Woodley C. Merritt, '21; Dr. Cyrus W. 
Loo, G. '47; and Kwan Hi Lam, LL.B. 
'50, are committee members. 

There are about 40 Duke alumni liv- 
ing in the Honolulu area, and it is antic- 
ipated that they will all become active 
members of the Alumni Association. 

Alamance County 

Louis C. Allen, Jr., '45, LL.B. '49, 
president of the Alamance County chap- 
ter of the Duke Alumni Association, has 
recently been recalled to active duty with 
the United States Xavy. For the present, 
Allen Commaek, Jr., '48, secretary-treas- 
urer, will function as acting president of 
the organization. 

William C. Wettstein, '47 
Dallas, Texas 

The new president of the recently or 
ganized Dallas, Tex., Duke University 
Club is William C. Wettstein, '47, whosi 
picture appears above. A sales manage); 
for Burlington Mills in Dallas, he i: 
now an active worker for the Develop 
ment Campaign in that area. His J 
dress is 571S West Claridge Circle 

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Predictions for '51 Are Scarce 

No One Knows Blue Devil Strength — But 
Thrills Are Expected 

Captain of Duke's 1951 Football 
Team, James Gibson 

From Duke to State 

Horace (Horse) Hendrickson, '34, 
frosh football, baseball, and basketball 
coach at Duke for the past two years, is' 
taking over as chief scout for the N. C. 
State College football team, assistant 
varsity coach, and head coach of the 
junior varsity football team next year. 

A quarterback on the first Duke team 
coached by Wallace Wade to win the 
Southern Conference championship, in 
his senior year he also won varsity mon- 
ograms in baseball and basketball. 

Coaching and sports work have kept 
Hendrickson busy since his college days. 
He remained as assistant freshman coaeh 
at Duke until 1937 when he went to 
Elon College as director of athletics and 
football coach. His Elon teams won two 
North Carolina Conference champion- 
ships in football and three in baseball. 

He joined the University of Pennsyl- 
vania grid staff as assistant backfield 
coach in 1942, and the Brooklyn Dodgers 
signed him as backfield coach of their 
grid team and scout in the baseball set- 
up in 1948. A year later, Mr. Hendrick- 
son returned to Duke as a member of 
the athletic system. 

With Bill Murray, '31, head mentor at 
Duke, Tom Rogers, '35, at Wake Forest, 
and "Horse" Hendrickson, assistant coach- 
ing at State College, Duke University is 
well represented on surrounding football 
teams for the coming year. Carolina, 
however, has not yet accepted Duke 
coaching talent. 

Football Coach William D. (Bill) Mur- 
ray, '31, "officially" returned to Duke and 
the state of North Carolina in mid-July 
and after helping Mrs. Murray (Carolyn 
Kirby), '32, get settled in their home 
here, he started looking to and planning 
for the fall. 

As he returned, the athletic office re- 
ported a brisk sale of season tickets 
(better get your orders in for both sea- 
son tickets and individual tickets NOW) 
and it appears that there is great interest 
in Murray's debut as boss of the Blue 

Bill himself had little to say. "We 
may surprise some of our opponents," 
he said, "and I hope that we can do some 
scoring. However, I am afraid that our 
opponents are going to do some too. I 
am still trying to familiarize myself with 
the squad which can't be done in the six 
weeks we had this spring." 

There is one thing certain. His selec- 
tion as coach has met with approval 
from all sides. He was certainly the 
"people's choice" for the job. Those who 
know him best predict great things for 
him for he is generally recognized as 
having a keen football mind. 

The alumni must give him time, how- 
ever. Coming here "cold turkey," he has 
had to start from the bottom and get 
acquainted both with the boys and with 
the assistant coaches, but he has gotten 
a fine start; he is both popular with and 
respected by the "boys" and he'll event- 
ually do the job. 

The schedule is a tough one. Opening 
with strong South Carolina at Columbia, 
the Blue Devils then journey to Pitts- 

burgh to meet the resurging Panthers 
and then to Knoxville to take on the 
No. 1 team in the nation (in our book), 
Tennessee. If he can get a couple of 
wins out of those three, he'll have done 
his job well indeed. 

Coach Murray will make his home 
debut in the game with N. C. State on 
October 13 which will be followed by a 
game with Virginia Tech at Norfolk on 
October 22. 

The Homecoming Day special will be 
served up on October 27 with Virginia 
here and it is expected to be a record- 
breaker as alumni return to watch Duke's 
first alumnus coach. 

Georgia Tech will be met in Atlanta 
on November 3 and then Wake Forest 
comes here for the Dad's Day game on 
November 10. This will be followed by 
a game with William and Mary at Wil- 
liamsburg on November 17 and the finale 
with Carolina here on November 24. 

Several announcements recently indi- 
cate "terrific" schedules for Duke teams 
in years to come. Athletic Director Eddie 
Cameron recently announced that Navy 
would come to Durham on November 8 
of 1952 and that S.M.U. would be met 
in Dallas, Texas, on September 26. 

These games along with the home-and- 
home series previously announced with 
Army and Purdue starting in 1953 show 
the calibre of the opposition that Duke 
will play in years to come and the fine 
attractions that will be brought to Duke 

Cameron pointed out that "fans who 
buy season tickets now will be assured 
of best seats in future years." 

1951 Football Schedule 

September 22 — South Carolina ..Columbia 

September 29 — Pittsburgh Pittsburgh 

October 6 — Tennessee Knoxville 

October 13— N. C. State Durham 

October 20— Virginia Tech Norfolk, Va. 

October 27 — Virginia (Homecoming) Durham 

November 3 — Georgia Tech... Atlanta 

November 10 — Wake Forest Durham 

November 17 — W T illiam and Mary Williamsburg 

November 24 — North Carolina Durham 


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Alumni Recently Honored 

A Random Sampling of Recognition of Duke Men and Women 

Julian Lentz Is Honored 

Julian C. Lentz, Jr., '38, M.D. '42, of 
Maryville, Tenn., has received the Junior 
Chamber of Commerce distinguished serv- 
ice award for being named "Young Man 
of the Year" of Blount County, Tenn. 

An active Jayeee and Kiwanian, Dr. 
Lentz has been a leader in health and 
civic affairs in Blount County, having 
served as chairman of the Heart Associa- 
tion drive and diabetic detection clinic. 
He has worked as medical advisor to 
veterans, given service in treatment of 
arthritic patients and found sponsors to 
pay for their medicine at cost, and helped 
establish a vitamin bank for needy chil- 
dren of the community. 

Dr. Lentz is vice-president of the 
Blount County Medical Association, sec- 
retary of the Blount Memorial Hospital 
staff, member of the Disaster Prepared- 
ness project of the Red Cross, chairman 
of the underprivileged committee of the 
Kiwanis Club, and has served as chair- 
man of the Red Cross Medical group. He 
is an active member of the New Provi- 
dence Presbyterian Church, where he 
serves as chairman of the Square of Lay- 
men's Council. 

Having interned at Grady Hospital, 
Atlanta, Ga., and taken post graduate 
work in Atlanta following service in the 
U. S. Army Medical Corps with the First 
Field Hospital, Dr. Lentz established his 
practice in Maryville. He is married to 
the former Mary Nell Lee, '40, and they 
have two children. 

Another "Young Man of 
the Year" 

Another Duke alumnus honored this 
spring by being chosen "Young Man of 
the Year" by his local Junior Chamber 
of Commerce Association is W. D. Bod- 
die, B.D. '41, of Springhill, La. 

Mr. Boddie is minister of the Spring- 
hill Methodist Church. During his three- 
year pastorate, 304 persons have been re- 
ceived into his church. At present the 
church has a membership of some 600 
resident members and 225 non-resident 

A new son, Wyatt David, III, was 
born to the Boddies on February 28 of 
this year. They also have two daughters, 
Linda, 6, and Susan, 3. Mrs. Boddie is 
the former Margaret Smith, '35. Their 
address is Box 545, Springhill, La. 

First Woman on Board 

The recent appointment of Ruth For- 
lines Dailey (Mrs. J. C, Jr.), '33, of 
Durham, to the City Board of Education 
marks the first time a woman has been 
chosen to serve in this capacity in the 
city's history. 

Her appointment was unanimously 
recommended to the City Council by a 
special committee of that body, and the 
recommendation was approved by the 

John Calvin Dailey, her husband, is an 
alumnus of the Class of '31. He is the 
owner of Dailey's, Inc., hardware store. 
They have three children, Jack, Nancy, 
and Rebecca. The Dailey's live at 2216 
Club Boulevard in Durham. 

A similar distinction is enjoyed by 
Elizabeth Williams Lanning (Mrs. John 
T.), '31, who was elected last year to 
membership on the Durham County 
Board of Education, the first woman to 
fill this office. Both Mrs. Dailey and Mrs. 
Lanning are now serving. 

New Mayor of High Point 

Amos R. Kearns, '27, secretary-treas- 
urer of the Crown Hosiery Mills of High 
Point, N. C, was elected mayor of High 
Point recently in a vigorously contested 
election. As Democratic standard bearer 
he led his party to a clean sweep of all 
the top electoral posts of the city govern- 
ment. A new eight-member city council 
was voted into office for a two-year term 
with Mayor-elect Kearns. 

High Point's new mayor has been 
prominent in Duke University affairs as 
well as in community activities. He is a 
member of tthe Executive Committee of 
the Board of Trustees and of the Duke 
Athletic Council, and has served as presi- 
dent of the Alumni Association. He is a 
past president of the High Point Cham- 
ber of Commerce, Rotary Club and Coun- 
try Club, and a member of the Union 
League Club of New York City. He is 
an active member of the Wesley Memo- 
rial M. E. Church of High Point and 
serves on its board of stewards. In 1933 
he married Miss Louise Copeland, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sanford 
Copeland, of Kinston. They have two 
children, Amos Jr., 16, and Jane Edger- 
ton Kearns, 14. 

Oldest Alumnus 

Columbus Bernard Franklin, '77, is 
now the oldest living alumnus of Duke 
University. He was born December 26, 
1857. He also represents the oldest 
class which has a member living. 

Mr. Franklin makes his home on a 
fruit ranch in Carpenteria, Santa Bar- 
bara County, Calif. He moved to Cali- 
fornia in 1876 after having grown up 
in Elkin, N. C. In 1890 he married 
Theresa Elizabeth Bailard. They had 
three children, two of whom are now 
living — Bernice Franklin Horton (Mrs. 
Archie W.), of Carpenteria, and Betty 

Mr. Franklin became the oldest liv- 
ing alumnus with the passing recently 
of Edward Stanley Abell, '78. 

Lions District Governor 

O. E. Dowd, '27, M.Ed. '40, has been 
serving as district governor of District 
31-F, Lions International, for the past 
year. This district includes 53 clubs in 
the northeastern part of North Carolina. 

Mr. Dowd, who is principal of the 
Greenville, N. C, High School, has been 
a Lion for 12 years. Before moving to 
Greenville, he was a member of the Dur- 
ham and Washington Lions Clubs. He 
has served his present club as president 
and director, and has served the district 
as zone chairman and deputy district 

Mr. and Mrs. Dowd have one son, Ed- 
wards Dowd. 

Boyd Biography Written 

The Princeton University Alumni 
Weekly is offering a book entitled Julian 
P. Boyd: A Bibliographical Record to 
interested persons. 

Dr. Boyd is an alumnus of Duke Uni- 
versity, having received the A.B. degree 
in 1925, the A.M. in 1926, and the Litt.D. 
at commencement, 1951. He is the li- 
brarian of Princeton University, and has 
recently undertaken the task of editing 
a 52-volume set of books on the papers 
of Thomas Jefferson. For the year 1951- 
52, Dr. Boyd has been granted a leave 
of absence for work on this project. 

A Princeton alumnus who received the 
book has written a letter to the Weekly 
thanking them for the "lovely little vol- 
ume" which is a "perfect thing for the 
friends of Princeton's librarian to do. 
To be one of those to pay Julian P. 
Boyd honor is a high privilege." 

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Book Prize Established 

A book prize has been established 
by Darrell S. Jones, '50, in apprecia- 
tion of the course in history of art and 
culture in the western world offered 
by Dr. Sidney B. Markham, of the 
Duke Department of Aesthetics, Art, 
and Music. The prize is to be given 
to the student benefiting most from 
the course each year. 

Winner of this year's prize was Wil- 
lard B. Gatewood, Jr., of Pelham, N. 
Y., a Duke sophomore. Dr. Mark- 
ham presented the award, which was a 
book on the painting of El Greco with 
color reproductions. 

Faculty and Alumni Writings 

Jconomic Resources and Policies 
op the South 

by Dr. Calvin B. Hoover and Dr. B. V. 
Ratehford. The Macmillan Co. 

Two Duke University professors of eco- 
omics have written a report based on a 
jree-year study, made for the Committee 
£ the South of the National Planning 
ssociation, of "alternative economic poli- 
ies for the South." Calvin B. Hoover 
nd B. U. Ratehford, the former serving 
s research director of the Committee, 
ave presented in their Economic Re- 
mrces and Policies of the South (The 
lacmillan Co., New York, 464 pp., 
5.50) an exhaustive inventory of the 
jgion's economic resources and they 
oint to continued industrialization as 
le logical policy for the section to 

The study acknowledges that the in- 
ustrialization policy pursued during the 
ast 20 years has been fruitful in nar- 
swing the gap between the Southern in- 
line level and that of other sections, but 
j points out how much more progress is 
squired before the Southern economy is 
lised to the National average as ex- 
ressed in income, education and other 
elds usually accepted as indices. For 
sample, though the South has greatly 
icreased its expenditures for education 
nd now spends a greater percentage of 
s income on this item than other sec- 
ions, it amounts to only about half as 
meh expenditure per pupil. 
! The book is a significant contribution 
i Southern progress, with a wealth of 
atistical data and many tradition-free 
iterpretations of basic Southern eco- 
omic-political policy. No student or 
iserver of Southern economy will fail 
i be factually fortified and intellectually 

imulated by a thoughtful reading of it. 

You Can Preach 

by the Reverend G. Ray Jordan, '17, 
D.D. '35. Fleming B. Revell Co. 

The philosophy and theology of preach- 
ing and the technique of building a ser- 
mon is the subject of a new book by Dr. 
G. Ray Jordan, which has recently been 
issued under the imprimatur of Fleming 
H. Revell Co. Dr. Jordan is now pro- 
fessor of preaching at Emory University. 

Dr. Jordan's volume is the distillation 
of the experience and insight gained in a 
quarter century of service in the pastoral 
ministry, during which the author held 
some of the most prominent pulpits in 
the Methodist Church and represented his 
denomination at the ecumenical gather- 
ings of Edinburgh and Oxford. The book 
is described by his Emory colleague, 
William R. Cannon, professor of Church 
History and Theology, as "perhaps the 
most significant contribution in this field 
in our generation and (one which) will 
unquestionably be used as a text in Divin- 
ity Schools throughout America." 

The text is designed for students of 
homiletics and also to serve as an aid to 
the experienced minister who is striving 
to improve the force and quality of his 

The Navy and the Industrial 
Mobilization in World War II 
by Robert H. Connery. Princeton 
University Press. 

According to the New York Times, "the 
lack of mobilization information becomes 
a real hazard when we must arm our- 
selves to meet a challenge." 

A recently published book by Robert 
H. Connery, professor of political science 
at Duke, entitled The Navy and the In- 
dustrial Mobilization in Ttyprld War II, 
a case history which combines the most 
mature qualities of academic and prac- 
tical history, has been described in a 
Times review as an outstanding contribu- 
tion toward overcoming America's lack 
of practical literature on war mobiliza- 

The book traces the revolution of mo- 
bilization procedures which took place 
during the last war. A detailed account 
of the role played by the late James For- 
restal, Under Secretary of the Navy, in 
solving mobilization problems which are 
being faced again today, is given in the 
book. Dr. Connery points out that ex- 
perience is essential to preparedness, 
but preparedness which worships experi- 

ence instead of exploiting it is self-de- 

Dr. Connery, who has been a member 
of the Duke faculty since 1949, is a 
widely recognized consultant on public 
administration. Last summer he was 
named by the Brookings Institution to 
study ways of speeding up the U. S. Mili- 
tary Assistance Program. During World 
War II he served Math the Navy's his- 
torical unit and in 1948 was a consultant 
to the Hoover Commission. He has also 
been a consultant to the National Re- 
sources Board and the President's Com- 
mittee on Administrative Management. 

Other books by Dr. Connery are Gov- 
ernment Problems in Wild Life Conser- 
vation and Administration of an N.R.A. 
Code. His articles have appeared in lead- 
ing professional journals. 

Virginia Records Returned 

A number of county and local rec- 
ords of Virginia which have been pre- 
served in the Duke Library for more 
than 20 years are being transferred to 
the Virginia State Library, President 
Hollis Edens has announced. The rec- 
ords have been a subject of a mild 
controversy in the perpetual rivalry 
between the Old Dominion and the 
Old North State. 

Duke University's interest in acquir- 
ing the manuscripts originally, Presi- 
dent Edens said, was to preserve them 
and make them available to re- 
searchers. Negotiations between Duke 
and the Virginia State Library re- 
sulted in the decision to transfer the 
documents to the Virginia institution 
and place them with other material of 
the same nature. 

The Duke Library's collection of 
more than 1,500,000 manuscripts, built 
around the great Flowers collection of 
Southern Americana, are now a lead- 
ing source of information to scholars 
investigating Southern culture. The 
manuscripts range from plantation ac- 
count books to the secret archives of 
the Confederacy, and from letters of 
poets to those of presidents of the 
United States. 

Oommentins: on the intellectual ex- 
change and friendly relationships be- 
tween Duke and Virginia institutions. 
President Edens assured a cordial wel- 
come to Virginia researchers who visit 
the Duke University Library. 


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John Charles Morehead. Charles G. 
Morekead, A.M. '31. Russellville, Ark. 
James Bergen. John Bergen. Robert 
Bergen. Ann Chalker Bergen, '36. Lan- 
caster, Pa. 

James Graham Cardex. Julius G. Car- 
den, Jr., LL.B. '48. Bidgefield, N. J. 
Susan Margaret Getzendanner. Ltdia 
Jean Getzendanner. Thomas Forbes 
Getzendanner. Joe W. Getzendanner, 
Jr., '34. Hartford, Conn. 

Commander Leaves Duke 

Commander Clyde J. Van Arsdall, 
former executive officer of the Duke Uni- 
versity Naval R.O.T.C., left Duke this 
spring to assume command of a squadron 
of destroyer escorts on the West Coast. 
His family, however, remained in Dur- 
ham until the end of the school year. 

A graduate of the U. S. Naval Acad- 
emy at Annapolis, Comdr. Van Arsdall 
had been at Duke since 1948. In addi- 
tion to his executive duties he was an 
assistant professor of naval science. 

During World War II, he served in 
both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters. 
His military decorations include the Navy 
Cross, Silver Star and a Navy unit cita- 

Before leaving Duke, Comdr. Van Ars- 
dall was honored by initiation into Omi- 
cron Delta Kappa, national leadership 
fraternity. Because the date of his de- 
parture fell before the regular initiation 
date, a special ceremony was held. 

Sea Duty Assignments 

Five officers of the N.R.O.T.C. unit 
will leave Duke for permanent sea duty 
assignments and three others have been 
transferred to temporary summer posts. 
Those leaving permanently will be re- 

Capt. Ralph Earle, Jr., commanding 
officer of the Duke unit, Lt. Comdr. Rob- 
ert B. Harrell, associate professor of Na- 

val science, and Maj. James C. Fetters, 
assistant professor of Naval science, will 
take up temporary assignments. They 
will return in the fall. 

Lieut. Ralph A. Brackett will become 
executive officer of a destroyer escort. 
Lieut. Robert B. Gustafson has been as- 
signed submarine duty. Lieut. Robert P. 
Brewer will join an aircraft squadron. 
All three have served at Duke as assist- 
ant professors of Naval science. Master 
Sgt. R, W. Taylor will join the fleet 
Marine force, and Chief Quartermaster 
H. G. Malcolm will leave for sea duty 
in September. 

Replacement officers will be Lieut. 
Comdr. D. A. Ostrom, Lieut. J. S. Ken- 
nedy, Lieut. W. J. Tipler, Master Sgt. 
M. W. Sanders and Chief Quartermaster 
J. G. Dickinson. 

Summer Duty for Students 

Taking part in practice cruises and 
special training programs this summer 
are 130 Naval Reserve Officers Training 
Corps students from Duke University. 
They are among 2,800 Naval Academy 
midshipmen and 6,300 N.R.O.T.C. par- 
ticipants from 52 colleges engaged in 
summer maneuvers. 

Sixty-nine Duke midshipmen sailed 
from Norfolk, Va., on June 4 for the first 
eight-week cruise, and 30 sailed with the 
second cruise on June 22. One Duke 
student will sail on the third cruise to 

New York, Panama and Cuba on Augui 

Three weeks of aviation indoctrinatio 
at Pensaeola, Fla., and three weeks < 
amphibious training at Little Creek, Va 
are being given 28 Duke midshipmen ov< 
the summer. 

John Kail Award 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Kail, par- 
ents of John Frederick Kail, '46, who 
was fatally injured in a crash over 
enemy territory in Korea August 5, 
have received the Air Medal and cita- 
tion which was awarded posthumously 
to their son. 

The presentation, made in a brief 
private ceremony at the Kail home in 
Upper Sandusky, Ohio, by Lieutenant 
Commander J. A. Smith, inspector of 
Naval Reserves, Mansfield, Ohio, read 
in part : 

"Carrying out a daring glide-bomb- 
ing attack against an important enemy 1 
road bridge across the Kum River,, 
east of Kunsan, Ensign Kail scoredi 
a direct hit on the structure despite 
hostile anti-aircraft fire, rending this 
vital highway link inoperable to the 
enemy. During subsequent strafing 
against enemy coastal shipping off the 
coast of Kunsan, he lost his life as 
the result of a mid-air collision. His 
courage, aggressive fighting spirit and 
unswerving devotion to duty reflect 
the highest credit upon Ensign Kail 
and were in keeping with the finest 
traditions of the United States Naval 
Service. He gallantly gave his life for 
his country." 

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Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 


June, 1951 

Robert H. Hinek, '37, Suffield, Conn. 

Kilmer S. Bortz, '41, Washington, D. C. 

Eleanor Mims Newell (Mrs. William B.), 
'48, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Caroline Lockhart, '48, Durham, N. C. 

Betty Long, '42, Raleigh, N. C. 

J. D. Long, Jr., '41, Baleigh, N. C. 

Sylvia Smith McDougald (Mrs. J. A.), '44, 
Lexington, Ky. 

John A. McDougald, '43, Lexington, Ky. 

Elaine Stride Pool (Mrs. S. C), '46, Provi- 
dence, B. I. 

Stedman C. Pool, '46, Providence, B. I. 

George A. Trakas, '42, Gastonia, N. C. 

E. Bawls Cobb, '31, Durham, N. C. 

Walter N. McDonald, '44, B.D. '48, New 
Bern, N. C. 

H. Jeffrey Binda, TT.S.M.C., '45, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Inez Bailey Bussell (Mrs. T. B.), '41, Nor- 
folk, England. 

James H. Warburton, '11, Marietta, Ohio. 

J. Max Brandon, Jr., '36, Jonesville, N. C. 

A. J. Hobbs, '19, Eocky Mount, N. C. 

James P. Hornbuckle, Jr., B.D. '50, Wel- 
come, N. C. 

Ealph H. Nicholson, B.D. '47, Polkville, 
N. C. 

Henry M. Wellman, '24, Midland, N. C. 

G. N. Dulin, '26, Lexington, N. C. 

Elizabeth Lawrence Duggins (Mrs. Bay B.), 
B.N. '45, B.S.N. '45, Elsmere, Del. 

Bay B. Duggins, B.S.M.E. '44, Elsmere, 

H. E. (Ned) Ferris, '50, New York, N. T. 

Marquis W. Lawrence, '25, B.D. '30, Kin- 
ston, N. C. 

Dwight A. Petty, '18, Erwin, N. C. 

John H. Carper, '29, B.D. '31, Gastonia, 
N. C. 

George P. Hood, '28, B.D. '32, Augusta, Ga. 

Lacy T. Edens, '24, B.D. '35, Bowland, N. C. 

Madison W. Maness, '28, B.D. '33, Mt. 
Gilead, N. C. 

A. D. Leon Gray, B.D. '41, Oxford, N. C. 

Floyd M. Patterson, B.D. '38, Burlington, 
N. C. 

Beba Cousins Biekard (Mrs. H. O), '30, 
Ft. Myer, Va. 

Harry C. Biekard, B.D. '38, Ft. Myer, Va. 

John C. Harmon, Jr., '31, LL.B. '35, New 
York, N. Y. 

Edgar H. Nease, Jr., '45, B.D. '48, Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 

J. Bernard Hurlev, B.D. '47, Charlotte, 
N. C. 

W. Arthur Kale, '25, B.D. '31, High Point, 
N. C. 

Thomas C. Aycock, Jr., '47, Cooleemee, N. C. 

Joe L. Allen, '50, Burlington, N. C. 

William M. Wells, Jr., '45, B.D. '48, War- 

renton, N. C. 
Beaman T. White, '50, Baleigh, N. C. 
Alice Washburn Askew (Mrs. W. C.) A.M. 

'37, Hamilton, N. Y. 
William C. Askew, A.M. '34, Ph.D. '36, 

Hamilton, N. Y. 
Gilreath G. Adams, Jr., '45, B.D. '48, Kan- 

napolis, N. C. 
Walter B. Gattis, Jr., '39, Danville, Ky. 

B. G. Stewart, '29, M.Ed. '36, Williamston, 
N. C. 

Evelyn Stallings Stewart (Mrs. B. G.), '29, 

Williamston, N. C. 
Fred J. Miller, '50, Burlington, N. C. 

C. Wes Gilbert, '48, Durham, N. C. 

Ann Brabham Blake (Mrs. J. R,), E.N. '47, 

Cleveland, Ohio. 
John B. Blake, Jr., '45, M.D. '50, Cleveland, 

Charlton C. Jernigan, '25, A.M. '26, Ph.D. 

'35, Tallahassee, Fla. 
Phil E. Bussell, '42, M.D. '50, Atlanta, Ga. 
Hal K. Goode, '30, A.M. '35, Wilmington, 

N. C. 
Paul H. Inch, '50, Hickory, N. C. 
Arthur B. Bouse, Jr., '38, Lexington, Ky. 
Claude E. Fike, '41, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Sidney H. Bragg, '49, Durham, N. C. 
Aquilla H. Joyner, Jr., '42, Norfolk, Va. 
Guy M. Coffman, B.S.E. '34, Ashland, Ky. 
Katherine Nicks McDade (Mrs. F. P.), '35, 

Cedar Grove, N. C. 
Joe B. Simpson, Jr., '42, Charlotte, N. C. 
Glenn Welsh, '42, Bradford, Mass. 
Frances Montgomery Joseph (Mrs. W. B., 

Jr.), B.S. '42, Wilmington, Del. 
Charles W. Perdue, '40, Norfolk, Va. 
Margaret Meeker Bray (Mrs. W. W., Jr.), 

'48, Eoselle, N. J. 
E. Ernest Beamer, '44, Ithaca, N. Y. 
Thomas T. Munson, '36, Detroit, Mich. 
William P. Dale, '33, A.M. '34, Ph.D. '41, 

Birmingham, Ala. 
Noel Francisco, Gr. St., Durham, N. C. 
Francis S. Taylor, '38, Columbus, Ga. 
Frances Gibson Taylor (Mrs. F. S.), '40, 

Columbus, Ga. 
Fitz-John Creighton McMaster, '51, Winns- 

boro, S. C. 
Thomas O. Gentry, '29, M.Ed. '42, Laurel 

Hill, N. C. 
J. Irwin Nicholas, '47, Louisville, Ky. 
Eichard S. Spear, M.Ed. '47, Cleveland, 

N. C. 
Henry H. Nicholson, Jr., '44, M.D. '47, 

Statesville, N. C. 
Sam B. Jones, Chaplain (Capt.), B.D. '37, 

Camp Gordon, Ga. 
W. Speight Barnes, '25, A.M. '41, Tucson, 


Classes having reunions at Commence- 
ment, 1952, are as follows: '02, Golden An- 
niversary; '21; '22; '23; '24; '27, Silver 
Anniversary; '42, Tenth Year Reunion; '46; 
'47; '48; and '50, First Reunion. 

'97 = 

Class Agent: Ottis L. Green, Sr. 
Before retiring from business, M. T. DICK- 
INSON was a social security regional at- 
torney. He now makes his home in the 
Holland Hotel, San Diego, Calif. 


President: Wade H. Sanders 

Class Agent : Dr. F. S. Love 
EEID HUNTEB, '11, are living in Atlanta, 
Ga., where he is teaching at the Atlanta 
Division of the University of Georgia. 


President: P. Frank Hanes 

Class Agent: Lewis G. Cooper 
SAM ANGIEE, of 106 Buchanan Boule- 
vard, Durham, is secretary and treasurer 
of the Cary Lumber Company. He and Mrs. 
Angier have two daughters, Zalene Allen 
and HAEEIETTE, '41, who is now Mrs. 
A. A. Kuhn of Conover, N. C. 
W. BAY BELL lives at 54 Brewster Boad, 
Scarsdale, N. Y., and is president of the 
Association of Cotton Textile Merchants of 
New York. He and Mrs. Bell have three 
children, Jean Bell Andrews, SALLY 
and LESLIE CAST BELL, who graduated 
from Duke last month. 
CLYDE OLIN FISHEE regretted that he 
was unable to meet with his fellow class- 
mates at their reunion this June. He is 
a member of the Department of Economics 
and Social Science at Wesleyan University, 
Middletown, Conn., and found that the 
Wesleyan commencement and the Duke com- 
mencement coincided. 

BEBNAED T. HURLEY is a Methodist 
minister in Stantonsburg, N. C. He and 
Mrs. Hurley, the former RUTH FRANK- 
LIN, '13, have four children, one of whom 
is BEBXABD T. HUELEY, JE., of the 
class of '43. 

of Asheboro, N. O, has two children, Thad 
T. and D. Wescott. 

Pigeon Forge, Bural Station, Sevierville, 
Tenn., having retired from being salesman 
and sales manager for the Majestic Manu- 
facturing Company. He and Mrs. Turren- 


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tine have two children, Jack Webb and 
Dorothy Mae. 

JAMES H. WARBURTON, of 507 2nd 
Street, Marietta, Ohio, is public relations 
director of the Acme Fishing Tool Com- 
pany and its affiliate, Pattin Manufactur- 
ing Company. He and Mrs. Warburton have 
three daughters, Lillian, Jean, and Patti, 
all of whom are married, and a young 
grandson who is Mr. Warburton's name- 
sake. Mr. Warburton and his grandson at- 
tended the Class of '11 reunion at Com- 
mencement in June. 

'12 * 

President: Polly Heitman Ivey (Mrs. 
L. L.) 

Class Agent: R. Gregg Cherry 
H.) lives at 321 Green Street, Fayetteville, 
N. C. For many years a teacher in the 
Fayetteville City Schools, she has also 
served as a member of the Board of Trus- 
tees of the City Schools. 
of 111 Everett Street, Rockingham, N. C, 
has two sons who went to Duke, JOHN W. 
COVINGTON, JE., '38, of Eoekingham, and 
M.D. '50, who is now a member of the 
staff at Duke Hospital. 

L. M. EPPS is connected with the Epps 
Printing Company in Newton, N. C. He 
and Mrs. Epps have five children, including 
twin sons. 

ERNEST J. HAEBISON is a minister in 
Misenheimer, N. C. He and Mrs. Harbison 
are the parents of KATHEYN HOLT 
HAEBISON, '45. Kay has worked as fea- 
ture writer and reporter for the Concord 
Daily Tribune since graduation. 
JAMES ALLEN LEE of 501 South Church 
Street, Monroe, N. O, is a merchant with 
Lee's, Inc. 

The address of MARY EEADE McDON- 
'15, is 917 Second Street, Durham. Their 
five children all went to Duke: ARTHUR 
ALLEN, JR., '42; WALTER NEIL, '44, 
(MES. F. A.), '44, M.D. '48; FLOEA 
ELIZABETH, '49; and MARY ALICE, '51. 
HENRY A. MeKINNON, a lawyer and 
county attorney in Lumberton, N. O, was 

Stall Llectxlc Company., 3nc. 



formerly mayor of Maxton, and a member 
of the State Senate in 1947 and 1949. He 
has served on the board of education and as 
chairman of the Democratic Executive Com- 
mittee in Robeson County. Two of the 
McKinnon's three children have gone to 
Duke, HENRY A., JR., '43, and ARNOLD 
BORDEN, '50. A third son, John Borden, 
who will soon be 17, plans to follow in 
their footsteps. 

MAN), who lives at 117 W. Lynch Street, 
Durham, has two children, Hickman, and 
Frances Ray Pollard (Mrs. T. B.). 
DAISY E. ROGERS is a teacher in the 
Durham City Schools. She lives at 403 Oak- 
wood Avenue in Durham. 
FLOYD B.) is principal of Central Ele- 
mentary School, Fayetteville, N. C. She is 
a member of the State Textbook Commis- 
sion and is a past president of the Duke 
Alumnae Association. Her daughter, BET- 
a member of the class of '38. 
of 721 S. Fulton Street, Salisbury, N. O, is 
a teacher in the Rowan County Schools. She 
has two sons, William E. and PAUL E., 

'23 * 

President: Bryce E. Holt 
Class Agent: Dr. H. C. Sprinkle, Jr. 
Announcement has been received of the 
appointment this spring of E. LEE DAVIS 
as manager of the Nashville, Tenn., Loan 
Agency of the Reconstruction Finance Cor- 
poration. Mr. Davis has been with the 
agency since its organization in 1932, and 
has served as assistant manager and acting 
manager during that time. 

'26 :. 

President: Edward L. Cannon 

Class Agent : George P. Harris 
WILLIAM H. SMITH is president of the 
Security Bank and Trust Company in Salis- 
bury, N. C. 

'29 > 

President : Edwin S. Yarbrough, Jr. 

Class Agent: T. Spruill Thornton 
A new branch of the Durham Bank and 
Trust Company has been opened in Durham 
under the management of JESSE P. PATE. 
Having been with the Trust Company for 
seven years, Mr. Pate was transferred from 
the main office to manage the new branch. 
CHARLES T. ROGEES, JR., lives at 919 
St. David Street, Tarboro, N. C, and is 
manager of Colonial Frozen Foods of Tar- 
boro, Inc. 


President: William M. Werber 
Class Agent: J. Chisman Hanes 
CAPT. JAMES L. DOWDY, of 1440 How- 
ard Avenue, San Carlos, Calif., is attending 

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a Transportation Company Officer Refresher 
Course at the Army's Transportation School, 
Fort Eustis, Va. Captain Dowdy entered the 
service as an enlisted man in 1942. His 
awards and decorations include the Ameri- 
can Theater Campaign, European-Afriean- 
Middle Eastern Theater Campaign, and 
World War II Victory Medals. 
KOBERT C. PINLET, '30, LL.B. '34, is 
a judge of the Washington State Supreme 
Court. His home is at 1407 Capitol Way, 
Olympia, Wash. 



President: John Calvin Dailey 
Class Agent: C. H. Livengood, Jr. 

THEBON A. BONE has been appointed 
manager of the Ordinary Department with 
the State Capital Life Insurance Company 
in Ealeigh, N. C. He is a veteran of the 
insurance business, having entered the field 
as a representative with the Life and Casu- 
alty Company in 1932. 

RICHARD K., JR.) and her family have 
moved from New York City to 215 Rich- 
ardson Avenue, Lookout Mountain, Tenn. 
TROY V. McKINNEY is a budget analyst 
in the office of the Secretary of Defense. 
He lives at 4 Tansey Drive, R.F.D., Palls 
Church, Ya. 

The picture of John Charles Morehead 
which is on the Sons and Daughters Page 
this month was taken especially for this 
page on his first birthday. He is the son of 
will be remembered by many as a trom- 
bonist with the Duke Blue Devils during 
the 1929-30 academic year. Since Septem- 
ber, 1948, Charles has been a guidance 
counselor-trainer in Arkansas. His home 
address is 310 West "I," Russellville, Ark. 

'32 - 

President: Robert D. (Shank) Warwick 
Class Agent: Edward G. Thomas 

isville, N. C, was selected as North Caro- 
lina's rural pastor of the year in 1950 by 
the Progressive Farmer. 

•33 > 

President: John D. Minter 

Class Agent: Lawson B. Knott, Jr. 

ROBERT P. CHALKER, '33, A.M. '36, his 
JAMES T.), '36, and her son, John, 10, 
stopped in Durham on June 2 on their way 
to Alabama. Bob, who has been in the 
diplomatic service since 1938 and has just 
completed a year of refresher courses at 
Columbia University, is married to the 
former Miss Edma Wood of London, Eng- 
land. They returned to Germany the first 
of July. 

professor of religion at Pomona College, 
Claremont, Calif., since 1946, and chairman 
of the religion department, has accepted the 

position of dean of the Perkins School of 
Theology at Southern Methodist Univer- 
sity in Dallas, Tex., effective in September. 
Dr. Cuninggim was a Rhodes Scholar at 
Oxford, and also studied at Yanderbilt Uni- 
versity and Yale University. He served 
aboard the U. S. S. Tennessee as a Navy 
Chaplain from 1944-46, and from 1948-50 
served as Chaplain for the Associated Col- 
lege Church in Claremont. MRS. CUN- 
INGGIM is the former WHITTEY DAN- 
IEL, '38. They have three children. 

'34 * 

President: The Reverend Robert M. Bird 
Class Agent: Charles S. Rhyne 

(MRS. EDWIN) is principal and fifth 
grade teacher at Boylan Heights School, 
Raleigh, N. C. 

Getzendanner, the former Elizabeth Ann 
Forbes, Wells College '38, have announced 
the birth of their third child, Lydia Jean, 
on January 9. A picture of baby Lydia 
with seven-year-old Sue and five-year-old 
Tom is on the Sons and Daughters Page of 
this issue. The Getzendanners live in Hart- 
ford, Conn., where Joe is treasurer of Trin- 
ity College. 

'35 > 

President : Larry E. Bagwell 
Class Agent : James L. Newsom 

gether with their two young daughters, were 
on the campus during Commencement. They 
returned to the States last October from a 
two-year tour of duty in French Morocco 
and are stationed at Quantico, Ya., where 
Chuck is post chaplain for the Marine 
Corps' officer training center. 
ALEXANDER BOOHER were married 
March 13 at the Glenn Memorial Chapel, 
Atlanta, Ga. Idelia is employed in the main 
office of the Chatham Manufacturing Com- 
pany in Elkin, N. C, and James is corpo- 
rate secretary for the same firm. 

ROBERT H. BRIGGS is suburban news 
editor for The Daily Gazette in Taunton, 
Mass. He and his family, which includes 
Mrs. Briggs, four-year-old Bettina Ann and 
Robert, Jr., born in March, live on the 
coast at Westport Point. 
W. H. (BILL) LONG and Mrs. Long, the 
former Ruth Hilliard, have announced the 
birth of a daughter, Patricia Anne, on 
March 28. They live at 112 North Keesey 
Street, York, Pa. 

At its recent commencement, Randolph-Ma- 
con College conferred the honorary degree 
of Doctor of Divinity on JAMES LOUIS 
ROBERTSON, B.D., pastor of Highland 
Park Methodist Church, Richmond, Ya. 
ANN CHALKER BERGEN, her ten-year- 
old son, John, and her brother Bob attended 
Commencement this year. A picture of John 
and his brothers Eobert and James, ages 


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seven and four, is on the Sons and Daugh- 
ters page this month. Ann's husband, 
James T. Bergen, is a research chemist for 
the Armstrong Cork Co. in Lancaster, Pa. 
Their address is 1520 Esbenshade Koad. 


President: Dr. Kenneth A. Podger 
Class Agent: "William F. Woruble 
JAMES E. BISHOP, a captain for East- 
ern Air Lines, lives at 1810 Sandtown Boad, 
S.W., Atlanta, Ga. 

GEORGE E. BOKINSKT, '42, are living 
at 520 A-S-Valdes Court, Custer Terrace 
Boad, Columbus, Ga. George is a Captain 
in the United States Army, stationed at 
the 24th Evacuation Hospital, Fort Ben- 
ning, Ga. 

AMELIA E. GEEEX, who took graduate 
work at the University of Pennsylvania 
after graduating from Duke, has recently 
been named executive secretary of the So- 
cial Service Bureau of Atlantic City. Her 
address is 210 W. Washington Avenue, 
Pleasantville, N. J. 

•38 » 

President: Eussell Y. Cooke 
Class Agent : William M. Courtney 
BY") DEAN have announced the birth of 
a daughter, Donna Elizabeth, on April 16. 
They are living at 112 Orchard Street, Mt. 
Airy, N. C. 

DAVID B.) and her husband, who live on 
Eoute 1, Box 350 A, Las Gatos, Calif., have 
two children, Glen, 8%, and Marilyn, 5%. 
(MAEJORIE ELLIS) live at 533 Cherry 
Street, Clifton Heights, Pa. 
HUBEET K. ABNOLD, LL.B.,.is a part- 
ner in Lawyers Title Company of Prince 
Georges County, Inc., with offices at 4312 
Hamilton Street, Hyattsville, Md. 

'39 , 

President: Edmund S. Swindell, Jr. 

Class Agent : Walter D. James 
The address of CAEEOLL COSTIGAN 
husband is 606 East Taylor, Bloomington, 
111. Mr. Crosthwait is with the National 
Life Insurance Company of Vermont. 
BEN F., JE.) and her husband live at 
2009 Castle Avenue, Bloomington, IE. Mr. 
Hiltabrand is vice-president of the McLean 
County Abstract Company. 

RICHARD C. WALKER has been appointed 
chief sales industrial engineer of Atlantic 
Eefining Company. Having joined the com- 
pany in 1940 as a retail salesman in the 
domestic sales department, Dick became a 
retail instructor and was then transferred 
to the industrial engineering division. After 
four years of service in the United States 
Army, he returned to the sales section of 

the industrial engineering division and be- 
came supervising sales industrial engineer. 
He resides at 117 E. Central Avenue, 
Moorestown, N. J. 

'40 * 

President : John D. MacLauchlan 
Class Agent: Addison P. Penfield 
DE. and Mrs. JOHN M. CHEEK, JE., of 
3329 Indian Queen Lane, Philadelphia 29, 
Pa., have announced the birth of a son, 
John Merritt Cheek, III, on May 9. 
JOHN W. HANSEL, JE., whose address is 
225 East 54th Street, New York 22, N. Y., 
is a network television account executive 
with American Broadcasting Company. 

'41 » 

President: Andrew L. Ducker, Jr. 

Class Agents: Julian C. Jessup, Meader 
W. Harriss, Jr., Andrew L. Ducker, Jr., 
J. D. Long, Jr. 
LIEUT. E. T. BLACKWELL, of 508 Fair- 
fax, Alexandria, Va., is stationed at the 
Naval Gun Factory in "Washington, D. C. 
He was previously stationed at the Ameri- 
can Embassy, Athens, Greece, on a U.S.N, 
mission for aid to Greece. 
JAMES B. DOWXTON, A.M., teaches at 
Bell Vocational High School in Washington, 
D. C. His address in that city is Apartment 
206, 5429 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. 
WAEEEN J. GATES received the Ph.D. 
degree from the University of Pennsylvania 
in June, and is teaching at Queens College 
in Charlotte, N. C, during the summer. He 
is the son of the late Dr. A. M. Gates, who 
was professor of Latin at Duke for many 

Among the members of the class returning 
for the Tenth Reunion were GEORGE 
KELCEC, B.S.M.E. and Mrs. Kelcec from 
13 Lakeview Avenue, Long Branch, N. J. 
George is a technical engineer with the New 
Jersey Central Power and Light Company 
in South Amboy, N. J. He and Mrs. Kel- 
cec, the former Virginia Shrope, have a 
two-year-old son, Thomas. 
IEEXE T. KLINE, A.M., received the 
Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from Western 
Eeserve University Medical School in June, 
1950. She is now a biochemist for the De- 
partment of Internal Medicine, School of 
Medicine, Yale University, 789 Howard 
Avenue, New Haven 11, Conn. 
Miss Laura Fox Turbyfill and ROBERT 
HENRY LINEBEEGEE were united in 
marriage May 11 in the Emmanual Luther- 
an Church, Lineolnton, N. C. Bob is now 
associated with his father and brothers in 
the cotton firm of Lineberger Bros., Inc., 
in Lineolnton, where he and his bride are 

DE. EALPH E. PUECELL, A.M., assistant 
professor of political science at Emory Uni- 
versity since 1949, has accepted a position as 
foreign service staff officer with the State 
Department in India. Following a short 
training period in Washington, he will serve 
a tour of duty in Borne, Italy. He expects to 

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>e "assigned to Madras, India, in September, 
md later to Bangalore, India, where he will 
>e cultural affairs attache. Dr. Pureell, 
'ornierly of Lakeland, Fla., and Winston- 
Salem, N. C, has also attended Southern 
College, Lakeland, Fla., and the University 
>f Wisconsin. He was flight officer in the 
lir corps from 1943-46. 

'42 * 

renth Year Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

i President: James H. Walker 
Class Agents: Robert E. Foreman, Willis 
Smith, Jr., George A. Trakas 

(MRS. WILLIAM S.), A.M., is teaching 
ind studying at Florida State University, 
rallahassee, Fla. Her address* there is 115 
Franklin Boulevard. 

WINSTON SIEGFRIED, for the past three 
rears head football coach at Sanford High 
School, has been elected head football coach 
md director of athletics at Henderson High 
School, Henderson, N. C. Before going to 
Sanford, Winston, a former Duke star full- 
back, coached at Fork Union Military 
Academy and Hampton High School in Vir- 

The address of CATHERINE CURTIS 
Route 2, Box 341 B., San Antonio, Texas. 
Mr. Stein, an alumnus of Iowa University, 
is in the insurance business. 


President: Thomas R. Howerton 
Class Agent: S. L. Gulledge, Jr. 

ROBERT K.) writes that she is kept very 
busy rearing her three daughters, Roberta, 
6, Pamela, 5, and Linda, 2. The Califfs live 
at 224 Sanford Avenue, Palm Beach, Fla. 
B.D., is stationed at 3700 AFIW, Lackland 
Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. 
LUTHER L. SMITH, JR., is manager of 
The Medical Center, Pensacola, Fla. His 
mailing address there is P. 0. Box 151. 
W. SNYDER, '47, are living at 167 N. 
State Street, Westerville, Ohio, where he is 
city manager. They have a daughter, Lynn 
Andrews, one year old. 

'44 » — 

President: Matthew S. (Sandy) Rae 
Class Agent: H. Watson Stewart 

The marriage of CATHERINE T. BEAT- 
TIE to Mr. James H. Trask took place on 
April 7 at the Sacred Heart Church, Win- 
chester, Va. 

SEPH E.) writes that she and her husband 
have a son, James Theodore, who was born 
February 21. They live at 6508 Beechwood 
Road in Baltimore, Md., where Mr. Burg- 
hardt is a design engineer for Glenn L. 
Martin Company. 

Drive, Durham, have announced the birth 
of a son, Robert Forest, on May 28. They 
have another son, James Hilary, Jr., who is 
three and one half years old. 
The arrival of a son, Craig Baity Elliott, 
on April 28 has been announced by Dr. 
(MARTHA BAITY), R.N. Their address 
is 1629 Adams Street, South Bend, Ind. 
A daughter, Amy Elizabeth, was born 
February 21 to CHARLES L. GRISHAM 
and Mrs. Grisham, 39 Lincoln Street, Chi- 
copee Falls, Mass. Charles is in the ad- 
vertising and sales promotion department 
of the Montsanto Chemical Company (Plas- 
tics Division). 

stone of McMillan Road, R. D. 1, Bridge- 
ville, Pa., have announced the birth of a 
son, William Robert, on March 1. Bob is an 
engineer for the George A. Fuller Company 
in Pittsburgh. 

H. WILLIAM OWEN, B.S., is a time study 
engineer for U. S. Hoffman Machine Cor- 
poration. His address is YMCA, 340 Mont- 
gomery Street, Syracuse, N. Y. 
Smith have announced the birth of a daugh- 
ter, Ellen Conover Smith, on April 25. 
Their address is "East Gate," Belleair, Fla. 

'45 » 

President: Charles B. Markham, Jr. 
Class Agent: Charles F. Blanchard 

The Harriss County Health Foundation 
Clinic at Hamilton, Ga., was reopened this 
'45, M.D. '49, who is practicing there. She 
is the wife of Dr. R. W. Coonrad of the 
Warm Springs Foundation, Warm Springs, 

FRANK CRANE, who is a fifth-generation 
Methodist minister, reminds members of his 
church in Pacific Beach, Calif., of the old- 
time country parsons who rode horseback 
to visit their far-flung parishioners. Frank, 
however, makes his daily calls on a motor- 
cycle, and says the idea has made him 
especially popular with the younger set. 
"At first I had a tough time getting one 
youth group to attend Sunday meetings," 
he says, "but when I started giving rides on 
the motorcycle to all who came, the attend- 
ance boomed." MRS. CRANE is the former 
(ERIN WOODALL) have announced the 
birth of a daughter, Sally Tuttle, on April 
14. Their address is 807 Demerius St., Apt. 
J-3. The baby's grandmother is SALLIE 
of Warrenton, N. C. 

The marriage of MARY LUCILE THOM- 
AS, daughter of THEO PEELE THOMAS, 
'20, and Mr. Walter James Pittman, Jr., 
took place April 26 in Saint Timothy's 
Episcopal Church, Wilson, N. C. Mr. Pitt- 
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Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President: B. G. Munro 
Class Agent: Robert E. Cowin 

436 Alexander Avenue, Washington, Ga., 
have announced the arrival of a daughter, 
on May 1. 

PAUL P. DIETZEL is assistant coach at 
the University of Kentucky. His address 
is 1137 East Cooper Drive, Lexington, Ky. 
(PATRICIA HANSON) >, and their six- 
months-old son Bobby (Robert, Jr.) have 
recently moved to 135 South Lake Avenue, 
Albany, N. Y. 

Announcement has been received of the ar- 
rival of Kathryn Coleman to Mr. and MRS. 
RALPH GURLEY, of Jamestown, N. C. 



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Mrs. Gurley is the former KATHRYN 

On April 18 a second daughter, Martha 
Elizabeth, was born to LT. (jg) SAMUEL 
E. McMURRAY, U.S.N., of 6 Oleander 
Road, Isle of Palms, S. C. They also have 
a daughter Sandra. Gail. Mrs. McMurray 
is the former Virginia Taylor, who worked 
in the Alumni Office. 

'47 . 

Next Reunion: Commencement 1952 

President: Grady B. Stott 

Class Agent: Norris L. Hodgkins, Jr. 

ARCHIE M. BYERS, M.F., is logging engi- 
neer with the British Columbia Pulp and 
Paper Company, and his address is Holberg 
P. 0, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, 

A daughter, Carolyn Stephens, was born on 
April 30 to RICHARD N. CRANE and 
BETTY TRASK CRANE, of Apt. F-4, 100 
Charles Drive, Br3'n Mawr, Pa. 
JEAN C. ERWIN is a package designer for 
Old Dominion Box Company, Charlotte, 
N. C. 

'47, LL.B. '50, have moved to Georgetown 
(Box 327), S. C, where Tom is practicing 
law with TOM LAWTON, LL.B. '50. Bar- 
bara is serving as record librarian at the 
Georgetown County Memorial Hospital. 
WALTER T. SCOTT have moved to 563 
Daytona Parkway, Dayton, Ohio. 
WILLIAM R. WINDERS, '47, LL.B. '50, 
has announced the opening of his office for 
the general practice of law at 416 Deposi- 
tors National Bank Building, Durham, N. C. 

'48 * 

Next Reunion: Commencement, 1952 

President : Bollin M. Millner 
Class Agent : Jack H. Quaritius 

E. WARREN BLACKARD was married a 
year ago to Mr. Aubrey U. Meadows, Jr., 
an alumnus of V.P.I. They are making 
their home at 1526 Waverly Road, Apt. 4, 
Kingsport, Tenn., where Mr. Meadows has 
a position with Tennessee Eastman Cor- 

The marriage of SALLY DUNN to Mr. 
Vanvoorst Simmons took place on March 20 
in The Wheeling Avenue Christian Church, 
Tulsa, Okla. While Mr. Simmons is attend- 
ing Tulsa University, they are living at 
1442 South Denver Street in Tulsa. Sally 
is traffic manager for Radio Station KRMG. 
EDWIN A. KUCERIK, B.S.M.E., is work- 
ing with the William Brand Company, mak- 
ers of insulated wire and cable, and is liv- 
ing at R.F.D. 1, Eagleville Road, Williman- 
tie, Conn. He and Mrs. Kueerik became the 
parents of a son, Donald E., on January 11. 
A son, Ralph Harrell, was born on May 10 
to RALPH MILLER, B.D. '50, and MAR- 

Sherwood, N. C. 

Several mouths ago, L. R. (LOU) PPEI 
FER, B.S.E.E., resigned from a sales engi 
neering position which required eonstai 
travelling throughout the midwestern statt 
to accept a position with the Western Elei 
trie Company in New York City as a sptj 
cifieation and equipment engineer on mien 
wave television and radio relay systenuj 
He is living with his parents at 114-46 211 
Street, St. Albans 11, N. Y. He writes thaj 
he has recently seen several Duke "Delts, 
including BOB LAPP, '49, WALT OLLEK 
'49, and GEORGE LUNDSTRUM, '47, wh 
also reside in the New York area. 
JULIUS G. CARDEN, JR., LL.B., is th 
proud father of little James Graham <M 
den whose 'picture is on the Sons am 
Daughters Page this month. The baby wa 
born on January 22 of this year. The Car 
dens live at 638B Shaler Boulevard, Ridge 
field, N. J. 

'<9 » 

Presidents: Woman's College, Betty Bol 
Walters Walton (Mrs. Loring) ; Trin 
ity College, Robert W. Frye; Collegi 
of Engineering, Joe J. Robnett, Jr. 

Class Agent: Chester P. Middlesworth 

LLOYD EISENBERG, who is a salesman 
lives at 7421 Belden Street, Philadelphia 

On March 24 in the Duke University Chapel 
ELIZABETH MURRAY became the bridf 
of FRED FOLGER, JR., son of FRE5 
FOLGER, SR., '23, of Mt. Airy, N. C. Thej 
are living in the University Apartments 
Durham, while Fred is attending Duke Lan 

RY R. MAYS, B.D. '50, live in Florence. 
S. C, where Harry is associate minister of 
Central Methodist Church. In October, 
Harry expects to go into the Army as a 

Ridenhour, the former Miss Jean E. Fink, 
became the parents of a daughter, Betty 
Virginia, on January 8. Their address is 
116 East Corban Street, Concord, N. 0. 
Bob is an accountant with Haskins and 

LT. CARLIE B. SESSOMS has been as- 
signed as a psychologist to the neuropsy- 
chiatric service, and is stationed at Valley 
Forge Army Hospital, Phoenixville, Pa. He 
entered the service last February. 
WARD were married April 21 in River 
Edge, N. J. Bob is in the O. C. S. program 
in the regular Army, stationed at Fori 
Riley, Kans., for five months officer's train- 

The address of J. BENJAMIN COLLINS, 
JR., is Radford Arsenal, Radford, Va. 
The marriage of HELEN L. FARRAR, 
R.N., B.S.N., and DONALD M. SIBLEY, 
B.S.M.E. '50, took place on April 28 in the 
Pittsboro, N. C, Methodist Church. They 

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fire making their home at 1721 S. Main 
(Street in Winston-Salem, N. C, where Don 
s a project engineer for Western Electric 


Next Reunion: Commencement 1952 

President: Jane Suggs 

Class Agent: Robert L. Hazel 

Irhose address is 24 Hancock Street, Worces- 
ter, Mass., is a chemist for White and 
Bagley Company. 

H&.UL JAMES CATO, of 2023 Greenway, 
Charlotte 4, N. C, is working with the Con- 
hecticut General Life Insurance Company. 

CHARLES S. COOPER is employed in the 
accounting department of the Minneapolis 
division office of the Shell Oil Company. He 
lives at 1807 Dupont Avenue South, Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 

CHARLES DAYTON writes enthusiasti- 
cally of his public relations job with the 
American Cyanamid Company in New York 
City. His home address is 75 Valley Road, 
Plandome, Long Island, N. Y. 

of 23 Alber Avenue, East Tallassee, Ala., 
is an elementary school principal. 

an instructor in political science at Wheaton 
College, Wheaton, 111. His address is 614 
North Washington Street. 

MARY BADGER HALE, B.S.N.Ed., a reg- 
istered nurse at the U. S. Veterans Hos- 
JBtal, Coral Gables, Fla., resides at 215 
Phoenetia, Apartment 3. 

M.Ed., is a teacher and coach at Lancaster 
High School, Lancaster, Pa. He lives at 
i 753 Reservoir Street. 

tendent of Oaklawn Cemetery in Charlotte, 
jN. O, where his address is 1615 Oaklawn 

ARMIN HOPSOMMER is living at 4949 
Forest Park Boulevard, Saint Louis 8, Mo. 
He is a student at the Washington Uni- 
versity School of Medicine. 
Mordecai Drive, Raleigh, N. C, is an ac- 
countant for A. T. Allen and Company, 
Insurance Building. 

After spending last summer in Europe, 
ELEANOR JAMES began working as as- 
sistant manager of the sports wear depart- 
ment of Sosnick-Thalheimer in Winston- 
Salem, N. C. Her address there is 1821 
Georgia Avenue. 

NELSON RIST MOORE, JR., whose ad- 
dress is 1701 Parkline Drive, Prospect Park, 
Pittsburgh 27, Pa., is a metallurgist for 
Carnegie Illinois Steel Corporation. 
MARTHA ROSE MYERS is working for 
the State Department. Her address is 1711 
Massachusetts Ave., N.W., The Boston 
House, Washington, D. C. 

of 1034 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk 8, 
Va., is associated with the Atlantic Perma- 
nent Building and Loan Association. 
W. DEAN POWER, JR., M.Ed., is princi- 
pal of Canton High School, Canton, Ga. 
The address of MAUDE ELLA PUR- 
KALL, R.N., B.S.N., is Bos 3011, Duke 
Hospital, Durham. 

Box 3018, Duke Hospital, Durham, is the 
R.N., B.S.N., who is doing nursing there. 
WADE McLANE RHODES, JR., a sales- 
man for the Proctor and Gamble Distribut- 
ing Company, lives at 208 Middle Street, 
Portsmouth, Va. 

MARY ELLEN RICKEY, A.M., is an in- 
structor in English at the Franeis T. Nich- 
ols Junior College, Thibodaux, La. 

ANN RICHARDSON and Mr. Clifton Cle- 
ment (Bubber) Winstead, Jr., who were 
married February 3 at Ann's home in Star, 
N. C, are living in Roxboro, N. C. Ann is 
a caseworker for the Person County Wel- 
fare Department, and her husband does 
contract painting. 

agent for the Ballard-Zimmerman Insur- 
ance Agency, Baltimore, Md. He lives in 
Kingsville, Md. 

J. COLBERT SMITH, JR., is living at 1423 
Garland Drive, Greensboro, N. O, and is 
working in the advertising department of 
the Greensboro News Co. 
LYDIA ALLISON SMITH, who lives at 2 
Noll Place, Newark 6, N. J., is a teacher 
at Lincoln School. 

SHERWOOD SMITH, whose address is 518 
East Trinity Avenue, Durham, is an ad- 
ministrative intern at Duke Hospital. 
living at 906 Eighth Street, AltaVista, Va., 
while he is working for the Lane Cedar 
Chest Company. 

A.M., instructor in botany and zoology at 
Pennsylvania State College for the past 
six years, was named proctor of men's dor- 
mitories at Penn State Center, Highacres, 
Hazleton, Pa. Living quarters were installed 
on campus for him so that he could help 
dormitory students solve any social or aca- 
demic problems that develop outside of 
academic hours. 

is an attorney at law and lives at 307 Ra- 
leigh Street, Oxford, N. C. 
ciated with the L. A. Waggoner Realty Com- 
pany, 1216 Harding Place, Charlotte, N. C. 
GORDON), M.Ed., is a public health nurse 
for the Durham City-County Health Depart- 
ment. She lives at 1204 Sixth Street, 

310 S. E. 13th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 
is assistant at the Ft. Lauderdale Public 

Last September JAMES L. WOODRESS, 
JR., Ph.D., joined the faculty of Butler 
Unive'rsity, Indianapolis, Ind., as an assist- 
ant professor of English. An alumnus also 
of Amherst College and New York Univer- 
sity, he had previously been a member of 
radio station staffs, the United Press radio 
desk, and had taught on the staff of Grin- 
nell College. He is a member of the Mod- 
ern Language Association and a fellow of 
the Society of American Historians. 
1701 Statesville Avenue, Charlotte. He is 


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field auditor for the North Carolina State 
Revenue Department. 

'51 . 

Presidents: Woman's College, Connie 
Woodward; Trinity College, N. Thomp- 
son Powers; College of Engineering, 
David C. Dellinger 
JOHN J. FALWELL is a salesman, and 
lives at 40 Intervale Street, Eoxbury, Mass. 
The address of ROBERT FREEMAN 
MOORE, B.D., is Box 119, Aurora, N. C. 
OLE MAGNUS ROSTAD, of 262 W. 11 
Street, New York, N. Y., is an economist in 
the International Civil Service and is work- 
ing at U. N. Headquarters. 
LOUIS JOHN VIAU, JR., is a route sales- 
man for Standard Brands, Inc., and is liv- 
ing at 912 Linwood Road, Birmingham, 

'53 , 

Pfc. CHARLES H. LOTT of 630 Belvidere 
Avenue, Plainfield, N. J., is a member of 
the United States Air Force and is sta- 
tioned at Cheyenne, Wyo. 

Summer at Duke 

(Continued from Page 174) 
quate, but just recently was it possible 
to do something about it. 

Contract for this last gothic structure 
on the campus has not yet been let. Mr. 
A. S. Brower, business manager and 
comptroller, will probably announce the 
contract within the next few weeks. 
Meanwhile, the University is proceeding 
with the preparation of the ground. 

More than Buildings 

The vigorous building program now 
underway, demanded by Duke's past 
growth in size and by its presently ex- 
panding activities, can be traced directly 
to those who, in the past two years, have 
come to the University's support through 
the Development Campaign. Funds for 
some of the building projects came from 
other sources, but mostly the Develop- 
ment Campaign that alumni ran and par- 
ticipated in made possible this activity. 

And while the buildings are apparent 
to anyone who can see, only those close 
to the operation of the University are 
fully aware of the full effect of the re- 
cent gifts of alumni and friends. With 
the Development Campaign $1,000,000 
and six months away from its goal, the 
University is nevertheless able to begin 
planning greatly needed additions to its 
scholarship and fellowship programs, to 
teaching and research activities, and to 
other functions essential to a university 
that is doing its job in the best possible 
manner for the greatest possible benefit 
to those whom it serves. 

While this summer seems not too unlike 
others that have gone before, another 
generation will look back and regard it 
as a new forward move for Duke rival- 
ling in significance the events of 1924. 

Opportunities Are Ample 

(Continued from Page 175) 
April 1951, and unemployment dropped 
sharply. More people are at work this 
spring than in any previous spring in 
the nation's history." 

The Appointments Office, operating 
under the direction of Miss Fanny Y. 
Mitchell, offers its services to all stu- 
dents and alumni, as well as to outgoing 
seniors. The only restriction is that the 
applicant must be a graduate of this uni- 
versity or working toward a degree here. 
During the past year 15 teaching posi- 
tions have been obtained through this 
office by persons who were at some time, 
and for varying periods, matriculated 
students at Duke. These are in addition 
to the teacher placements described above. 
A score of graduates have successfully 
used the aid of the Appointments Office 
this year in securing positions in the 
fields of chemistry, physics, engineering 
and accounting. The office is open all 
year, and aids students in obtaining sum- 
mer jobs as well as permanent ones. It 
is obviously a vital and successful branch 
of the administration's activity. 



Plummer Stewart, '94, died at his home 
in Charlotte, N. O, early in the summer. 
Funeral services were held in the First 
Methodist Church in Charlotte, where he 
was a member of the board of deacons 
for 40 years. 

Since 1901, Mr. Stewart was a member 
of the Charlotte bar, and was a former 
law partner of Judge John A. Parker, 
Judge William H. Bobbitt, James O. 
Moore and Robert P. Stewart. In 1913 
he was a member of the North Carolina 
General Assembly from Mecklenburg 

Before moving to Charlotte, Mr. Stew- 
art was superintendent of public instruc- 
tion in Union County and had served as 
principal of Monroe and Marshall 

Surviving are four children, two broth- 
ers, one sister, and six grandchildren. 

Walter Bradsher, '90, of Hurdle Mills, 
N. O, is deceased. 

William J. Montgomery, '02, passed 
away on April 13, in Concord, N. C. 

It has been learned by the alumni of- 
fice that James S. Craig, '03, is deceased. 
He lived at 312 North 3rd Street, Wil- 
mington, N. C. 

Marius Cooper, '16, who made his home 
in Los Angeles, Calif., has passed away. 


Everette Allen Stevens, Jr., '20, died 
of a heart attack at his home in Grantha 
Township, N. C, on June 2. He had 
been in ill health for two months. 

The funeral was held at Falling Creek 
Methodist Church where he was steward 
and treasurer for many years. Burial 
was in Wayne Memorial Park, Golds- 
boro, N. C. 

Mr. Stevens was engaged in farming, 
and had taken an active part in com- 
munity affairs for many years. 

Survivors include the wife, two daugh- 
ters, one brother, and one sister. 

Lucille Bramlette, A.M. '39, passed 
away from a cerebral hemorrhage in 
July, 1949, it has recently been learned 
by the Alumni Office. Her home was in 
Tabor City, N. C. 


Kathleen Asbury Aycock (Mrs.), '40, 
passed away during the first part of 
March. Her illness was due to heart 
trouble. At the time of her death, she 
was living in Fernandina, Fla. 

It has recently been learned by the 
Alumni Office that Walter J. Nivens, '4$ 
of Charlotte, N. O, died May 19, 1950. 

Herbert Nicholson, '42, is deceased, it 
has been learned recently by the Alumni 

jack McDonald abe, '50 

An automobile accident claimed the 
life of Jack McDonald Abe, '50, in May. 
Jack, a private stationed at Camp Breek- 
enridge, Ky., was en route home to 316 
Marathon Avenue, Dayton, Ohio, on a 
week end pass when his car collided with 
another near Gettysburg. 

His senior year at Duke, Jack was 
president of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. 

In addition to his parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. E. C. Abe, Jack is survived by two 
sisters and a brother, all of Dayton. 

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(Member of American Alumni Council) 
Published at Durham, N. C, Every Month in the Year in the Interest of the University and the Alumni 

Volume XXXVII 

August, 1951 

Number 8 



Editorials 191 

Foreign Students Meet Uncle Sam 192 

Laboratory for Science Teaching 194 

Math Teachers Meet 194 

Four Meet in Japan 195 

Alumni Activities 196 

Duke Songs Published '197 

Neiv Register Editor Named 197 

Math Models Bring Recognition 198 

Blue Devils to Depend on Speedy Backs . . 199 
News of the Alumni 200 

Editor and Business Manager 

Charles A. Dukes, '29 

Man-aging Editor Roger L. Marshall, '42 

Associate Editor Anne Garrard, '25 

Advertising Manager. . . .Fred W. Whitener, '51 

Layout Editor Ruth Mary Brown 

Staff Photographer Jimmy Whitley 

Two Dollars a Tear 

20 Cents a Copy 

Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Post 

Office at Durham, N. C, Under the Act of 

March 3, 1879. 


Claire Naylor Morgenthaler (Mrs. Walter N.), '49 

30, Route de Mediouna 
Casablanca, Morocco 
27 July, 1951 

Chiefly I wanted to thank you for your kind letter which I received 
shortly after my arrival here, and also to tell you how much we "all" 
enjoy getting the Alumni Register. "All" includes Pat Waller, '48, 
and Bob Williams, B.S.E.E. '49, who are also over here. I have 
heard through the grape-vine that there is another Duke alumnus 
out at one of the field sites, but I haven't as yet had a chance to con- 
tact him, and I don't know what his name is. 

At present, and in fact since a week after I arrived here, I have 
been "on loan" to the U. S. Corps of Engineers as Secretary-Interpreter 
to the Colonel and Lieutenant Colonel who are in charge of this con- 
struction. It is, in my opinion, the best job a girl could have over 

We work on an 8 :00 a.m. to 6 :00 p.m. day, except Saturdays when 
we get off at 11 :00 a.m. — supposedly ! It usually turns out longer, but 
I think I have the most interesting job in the world, so I don't mind. 

I arrived here on 28 January with the "second wave" of personnel 
as the first working girl over here. Since then my life has been truly 
exciting, both from a business and pleasure point of view. Morocco 
is an intensely interesting country — a sort of cross between a movie 
travelogue and scenes from the New Testament. The Aral) population 
in the cities has been to a large extent Europeanized — not in matters 
of dress and custom alone, but even more in their mentality and "busi- 
ness methods." One of the most interesting parts of any town is the 
"Medina," or native quarter. There the people live in an incredible 
state of poverty and filth for the most part, although there are out- 
standing exceptions, of course. There one finds innumerable little open- 
front shops selling leather and metal goods at unbelievably low prices — 
if one has super-sharp bargaining talent! After looking around a bit, 
carefully showing a complete lack of interest, one nonchalantly asks 
the price of an article. Upon hearing the response, one laughs heartily 
and starts to walk out, quoting an offer of approximately one-third 
over one's shoulder. This goes on for from five minutes to half an 
(Continued on Page 207) 


News of the death of Chancellor Robert Lee Flowers was 
sorrowfully received by the University just as the August issue 
of the Register was going to press. The portrait on the cover 
is a recent and popular photo of Duke's great builder. On the 
next page is the information of his passing and some of the 
tributes paid him by men high in the world of education, busi- 
ness, and government. 

Chancellor Robert Lee Flowers Passes 

Duke University has lost one of its great leaders. 

Chancellor Robert Lee Flowers died at his home early 
Friday evening', August 24, after a lingering illness. He 
was 80 years old. 

Funeral services were held in Duke Chapel on Sun- 
day, August 26, with Dean James Cannon III of the 
Divinity School officiating. Dr. Cannon was assisted by 
Dr. Hersey E. Spence, professor of Biblical literature and 
religious education. Both men were old friends of the 
Chancellor. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery in 
the Flowers family plot. 

A host of friends, among them many alumni of Duke 
who came from a distance, gathered to pay final homage 
to the great educator. 

It will be hard for many to imagine Duke without 
beloved "Professor Bobby." For 60 fruitful years his 
name has been almost synonymous with the institution he 
was so instrumental in developing. They were 60 years 
of loyal devotion to a College, a University, and an ideal. 
They were years in which countless lives were benev- 
olently influenced by his personality and his work. 

The death of Dr. Flowers brought forth many high 
and sincere tributes to his life and his accomplishments. 

President Hollis Edens, who succeeded him in office, 
said : ' ' The contributions of Chancellor Flowers to Duke 
University are plainly written in the record, but beyond 
that, the admiration and affection of his many friends 
indicate the personalitj 7 of the man who performed the 
deeds. Even those of us who had the privilege of know- 
ing him ... a short time only can see his strength of 
character written indelibly upon the life of the Uni- 

Governor Kerr Scott of North Carolina said in 
Raleigh : ' ' The greatness of a man is measured by his 
continuing influence upon human events . . . judged by 
this standard the greatness of Dr. Robert Lee Flowers 
will increase for years to come, because the institution 
with which he identified himself will perpetuate his influ- 
ence. For more than half a century Dr. Flowers has been 
an integral part of Duke University and the institution 
from which it grew. In all of the positions he held he 
was faithful and loyal. His contribution to the Duke Uni- 
versity of today and tomorrow has been large. It has 
been even greater to the State and the Nation." 

The Honorable Willis Smith, chairman of the Univer- 
sity Board of Trustees and a United States Senator, 
stated: "Robert Lee Flowers has passed, and the State 
and Nation have lost a loyal citizen who made his life 
count in the furtherance of education, religion, charity, 
civic, and social welfare. Truly a great and forceful 
leader has left its and we are the loser." 

Dr. Flowers, the late William Preston Few, and Vice- 
Chancellor William H. Wannamaker are regarded as the 
trio which led Duke University to the eminent position 
it now holds in the ranks of education. Dr. Wannamaker, 

an intimate colleague of the Chancellor, said : ' ' Knowing 
him for many years and intimately, I can truthfully say 
that I have known no other person who, through so many 
years, wholeheartedly and unselfishly gave his life to an 
educational institution." 

Other expressions of grief and tribute came from a 
multitude of civic and educational leaders who had known 
him, loved him, and respected him as a friend and as an 

Robert Lee Flowers was born in Alexander County, 
N. C, on November 6, 1870, the eldest son of George 
Washington and Sarah Haynes Flowers. In 1905 he 
married the former Lily Virginia Parrish, daughter of 
Colonel and Mrs. Edward J. Parrish of Durham. Mrs. 
Flowers died in 1948. 

He came to Trinity College as an instructor in elec- 
trical engineering in 1891, just after being graduated 
from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. 
This was while Trinity was still located in Randolph 

He soon became a professor of mathematics and chair- 
man of the department, positions he actively held until 
1934. In 1910 he became secretary of the College and in 
1924, shortly after the Duke Endowment was established, 
he was named secretary and treasurer of Duke Univer- 
sity. A year later he was elected vice-president and a 
trustee. In 1926 he succeeded the University's founder, 
James B. Duke, as a trustee of the Duke Endowment. 

Dr. Flowers became president in 1941, after the death 
of Dr. Few. He held the presidency during the difficult 
years of World War II and the period of readjustment 
that followed. In 1948 he became Chancellor. 

His record of service to Duke is nearly equalled by 
his service to many other religious, civic, educational, and 
charitable institutions. Among them are orphanages, 
churches, hospitals, youth organizations, and colleges. 
During his lifetime he also served on numerous public 
education commissions and advisory groups. 

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lenox D. Baker, 
Durham, and Mrs. George A. Robinson, South Miami, 
Fla. ; a sister, Mrs. Marshall T. Spears, '14, Durham; 
three brothers, Fred Flowers, '08, Wilson, N. C, G. Hor- 
ace Flowers, '02, Richmond, Va., and Claude M. Flowers, 
'09, Durham; and five grandchildren, Robert Flowers 
Baker and Lenox D. Baker, Jr., of Durham, Marian Vir- 
ginia Huey and Sybil Flowers Huey of Fort Lauderdale, 
Fla., and Robert Lee Robinson of South Miami, Fla. 

The passing of Dr. Flowers is mourned by thousands 
who loved him and who held him in the highest esteem; 
but few men have lived who could, in their waning years, 
look back over a life as productive in service to humanity. 
The results of his labor are the greatest consolation for 
those who sorrow. It can be said that his was a life in- 
deed well spent. 


Volume XXXVII 

August, 1951 

Number 8 

This issue of the Alumni Register closes another 
period in the history of the magazine. The September 
issue will begin a new era. Roger Marshall, of the class 
of 1942, will take over as Editor of the publication. For 
several years he has served as Managing Editor and in 
this capacity has made an outstanding contribution to 
the University and his fellow alumni. 

This page has been used by the Director of Alumni 
Affairs as the editorial page, through which he has tried 
to call to the attention of the alumni various ways in 
which they might effectively serve Duke University. Be- 
ginning next month there will be a Director of Alumni 
Affairs' page, which will serve to retain a close relation- 
ship between the Director and the alumni. It will express 
the opinion of the Director and not necessarily that of 
the publication or the University. 

Now a personal word from the retiring editor. I should 
like to thank those alumni and friends of the University 
who have cooperated so generously in making constructive 
suggestions which have molded my thinking in preparing 
this page each month for the past several years. I hope 
that I may, in the months to come, continue to receive 
their assistance, for it is only through the continued in- 
terest and support of the alumni that an effective pro- 
gram of alumni activities may be continued. If you like 
what is being done at the University, please continue to 
say so. If you don't like what is being done, feel free to 
express this also. 

The Development Campaign will be continued during 
the Fall months. In September you will hear a great deal 
about this part of the University's program. Already an 
outstanding job has been done in raising over $7,500,000. 
The combined efforts of every interested person will be 
needed, however, to assure the successful reaching and 
passing of the goal of $8,650,000, which has been set. 
Let's go! 

The local alumni groups are already making plans for 
one of their most active periods this Fall. Fred Whitener, 
of the class of 1947, has joined the staff of the Department 
of Alumni Affairs. As he will coordinate the activities of 
these groups, he would be happy to have those needing 
assistance write to him. 

Have you ordered your football tickets? If not, a 
word to the wise should be sufficient. Since tickets are 
going faster than ever for this year's games, those desir- 
ing to see the Duke Blue Devils in action this Fall should 
place orders now ! That applies both to home games and 
to the games away from home. The early bird gets the 

The Class Agents have gotten out their pencils, sharp- 
ened them, and poised them ready to write you about the 
affairs of the University. These interested supporters of 
Duke University are giving generously of their time and 
energy to make Duke a better, not bigger, institution. 
When you get your letter, answer it right away. You 
will save your agent time, and the interest will mean 
much to Duke Universitv. 

Do you know of some outstanding young man or 
■woman who should be planning to attend Duke Univer- 
sity. If so, write for materials. We have a brand new 
pictorial folder that will be off the press within the near 
future. If you would like a copy for yourself or someone 
else, drop us a line. 

For the Alumni Office, the opening of school in Sep- 
tember is one of the most interesting times of the entire 
year, for during this period many of the alumni return 
to enroll their sons and daughters. While they are on 
the campus they drop by the Alumni Office to visit and 
frequently to pass on information about other alumni 
and alumni thinking in general. If you are coming to 
Duke this September to enroll your son or daughter, plan 
to drop by the Alumni Office for a visit, no matter how 
brief it must be. We, of course, are looking forward to 
meeting and knowing alumni sons and daughters who are 
entering Duke for the first time. The increasing number 
of such students every year gives us a great deal of per- 
sonal satisfaction, for it means the alumni approve of the 
kind of training offered at Duke and are anxious for 
future generations to take advantage of it. 

The age old problem is ever with us: What's hap- 
pened to Mr. John Doe of 1467 W. Market Street? Or 
is Mary Smith married? If so, where is she living? If 
you were to go into the Records Office any hour of the 
day, these are the kind of questions you would hear the 
young ladies asking one another. You don't mean to 
make it difficult, but you, the alumni, are the source of 
these questions. The reason you are the source of these 
questions is that you failed to notify the Alumni Office 
when you moved two blocks from your present address; 
or when you went across town for a new place of resi- 
dence ; or perhaps when you just changed apartments in 
the same building. We are uninformed because, when 
you moved, you said, "I will write the Alumni Office in 
a day or two," and then you forgot. If you are getting 
mail from the Alumni Office directed to an old address, 
please send us your new one. The fact that most of the 
24,000 Duke alumni have changed addresses at least once 
in the past twelve months is fantastic but true. How 
about giving us a helping hand. Remember, more people 
move in the month of September than in any other. If 
you are one of these, send us your new address. 

Introducing Foreign Students to Uncle Sam 

One of the -40 or so foreign students 
who are making Duke their temporary 
home this month became enmeshed in 
passport red tape in Xew York. His take- 
off for Raleigh was delayed six hours. 
His flight, therefore, would terminate at 
1 :00 a.m., and he was concerned over 
the problem he anticipated in landing in 
an unfamiliar city at such an hour and 
finding a place to stay. He was infinitely 
relieved, on leaving the plane, to find a 
friend waiting to bring him to Durham. 

The friend was Dr. Earl T. Hanson, 
of the Political Science Department, di- 
rector of the Duke orientation center for 
foreign students coming to the United 
States for academic training under aus- 
pices of the Departments of State and 
Army. The students arrived August 1 for 
a six-week stay before going to other 
universities for the school year 1951-52. 

The impression created upon the stu- 
dent by the appearance of this sympa- 
thetic one-man reception committee was 
one which, to use his own words, he will 
not forget as long as he lives. From this 
simple situation may be inferred some- 
thing of the nature of the task being- 
undertaken by the score of orientation 
centers now on American university cam- 

puses under the Institute of International 
Education's foreign student program. It 
is "the setting of the hesitating foot on 
the untried path, the helping hand over 
the ditch of despair, the boost over the 
first barrier of bewilderment which the 
foreign students find on arrival in this 
overwhelming country of ours." 

Cushions the Shock 

The orientation center represents a new 
approach to a problem which has pre- 
vented this nation's exchange student 
activities from yielding the best possible 
results. The general purpose of the ex- 
change student program is to give selected 
students from other countries a first-hand 
knowledge of the general aspects of 
American culture, in addition to provid- 
ing an opportunity for specialized study. 
But the shock and confusion of plunging 
into a strange social milieu at the very 
time of beginning a frequently strenuous 
academic year have been found to have 
unfortunate results, both for the absorp- 
tion of culture and for the assimilation 
of learning. It was decided that an 
orientation period of six weeks might 
well be spent in cushioning the shock be- 
fore the school year began. 

A group of foreign students undergo the typical American ordeal of hav- 
ing a news picture taken. Here they are standing on the Chapel steps. Left 
to right, top : Prof. George DelHomme ; Y. Sugawara, Japan ; S. S. Ghandi, 
India ; H. S. Gamgoum. Egypt ; J. Herhommer. Germany ; A. W. K. Malik, 
Pakistan ; I. 0. Yaartaja. Finland ; J. U. D. Hassan, Pakistan ; M. Shinohara, 
Japan; C. Roumagnac, France; G. Gottsehalk, Germany; Prof. Joel Colton. 
Middle row: Prof. C. H. Richards: H. Lindhorst, Germany; K. Komura, T. 
Negishi, T. Suzuki, K. Mitsuzumi, T. Hirao, Y. Usui, G. Inukai, H. Hosokawa 
and K. Hamano, all of Japan : Prof. Ronald Emma. Bottom : M. A. Lawandy, 
Egypt ; T. Motai, Japan ; S. Tanaka, Japan ; P. X. Yarughese, India ; A. 
Kitayama, Japan; Prof. Earl T. Hanson, director of the orientation center; 
M. Sato, Japan: T. Oyainada. Japan: R. B. Magal, India: T. Mikami, Japan; 
M. Kasai, Japan. 

Hence, on August 1 there arrived at 
Duke from all over the world a group 
of students who are living on the campus, 
eating in the cafeterias, having cokes and 
shopping for incidentals in the ''Dope 
Shop," going on field trips around Dur- 
ham and vicinity, hearing lectures on 
American culture, improving their com- 
mand of English, having discussions with 
American students, and, in general, ac- 
customing themselves to our college life. 
Under the Summer Session program 
headed by Dr. Paul Clyde the orientation 
center is administered by Dr. Hanson, 
who has as his assistants Dr. Joel Col- 
ton, Duke historian, and a staff of eight 
or nine picked teachers from the English 
and Social Science departments. 

The newcomers are brilliant, interest- 
ing and extremely likeable. About half 
of them are Japanese, under the sponsor- 
ship of the U. S. Department of the 
Army. Others, under a State Depart- 
ment-sponsored program, are from India, 
Italy, Pakistan, Switzerland, Germany, 
France, Brazil and points east and west. 

They were selected, through exhaustive 
competitive examinations, for their prob- 
able ability to interpret America to their 
countrymen when they return, for the 
value to their native lands which their 
U. S. acquired training will yield, for their 
open-mindedness, for their proficiency 
in English. Ages average 28, and range 
from 21 to 39. Among them are college 
professors, undergraduates, government 
officials, journalists. 

Food Is a Problem 

Two of the three primary physical 
needs of the men are being taken care 
of without difficulty. Clothes present no 
problem, and they are being sheltered in 
GG Dormitory on West Campus. Food 
is a slightly different matter. Cultural 
differences introduce complications for 
some. One Pakistani has said good- 
naturedly, and probably with a slight ex- 
aggeration, that he has been on a diet 
of buttered toast ever since he came to 
America. Religious orthodoxy discour- 
ages for some Easterners the eating of 
pork, beef, eggs or, unless with special 
preparation, chicken. The culinary in- 
doctrination of some of the Japanese, 
however, was accomplished on a Navy 
transport, and in at least one instance re- 
sulted in an affinity for hot roast beef 
sandwiches and cheeseburgers. 

The foreign students eat in "D" cafe- 
teria, and under the direction of Mr. 

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Harvey Grundy and his dietitians a spe- 
cial effort is being made to accommodate 
the preferences of the several national- 
ities and at the same time to educate the 
students in American — and particularly 
Southern — cuisine. 

The students are impressed with the 
quantity of food served, and with its 
sometimes mystifying variety. A table 
of labelled condiments has occasioned 
some experimentation, such as lathering 
black-eyed peas with mayonnaise and 
applying horseradish sauce to macaroni 
and cheese. Leftovers are carefully scru- 
tinized as an index to likes and dislikes. 
American students are encouraged to join 
the guests from abroad at meal times, 
and the best-natured fraternization seems 
to be the order of the day. There is 
confident expectation that the social give 
and take will be healthy and valuable for 
both sides. 

The orientation program has been de- 
vised with great care. The Institute of 
International Education has been re- 
quested by the Departments of State and 
Army to administer such a program for 
1,000 students who were to enter the 
United States under their auspices for the 
academic year of 1951-52. Twenty col- 
leges and universities were asked to pro- 
vide orientation centers for from 40 to 
80 students each, with a curriculum "de- 
signed to prepare them for good adjust- 
ment to the university or college in which 
they will spend the balance of the acad- 
emic year." (Those now at Duke will 
leave in September for other schools and 
foreign students who have had orientation 
at other institutions will come to Duke 
for study. The switch has been found 
advisable for a number of reasons, most 
of which add up to the fact that this 
procedure will widen their experience, 
which is what they came for.) 

Goals Described 

Early this year in Chicago a conference 
of center directors was held by the Insti- 
tute. For three days the directors ex- 
changed experiences of previous years, 
formulated plans and shaped programs. 
The objectives of the orientation courses 
offered at each center, and of the pro- 
grams built around the courses, are: to 
enable the student to increase his English 
language proficiency in order to be able 
to undertake academic work without seri- 
ous handicap; to increase his knowledge 
of the ideas and events which have 
contributed to the growth of modern 
American civilization, and enable him to 
observe at first hand the practical appli- 
cation of democracy to American life and 
institutions ; to accustom him to American 

American and foreign students eagerly seek each other's viewpoints on 
all conceivable subjects, the only bar being language difficulty. Here, in "D" 
cafeteria, Dr. Earl T. Hanson, director of the orientation program and a 
Woman's College junior engage in discussion with the guest students. Left 
to right: Dr. Hanson; Hans Lindhorst, Germany; Hassan Gamgoun, Egypt; 
Jeorg Herkommer, Germany ; Motei Tetsuji, Japan ; A. W. K. Malik, 
Pakistan; J. D. Hassan, Pakistan; Ann Gore, U. S. A.; Olli Vaartaja, 

classroom techniques and acquaint him 
with the general workings of the Ameri- 
can educational system; and to give him 
an opportunity to become acclimated and 
adjusted to a new social environment. 
That's a large order for all concerned, 
considering the time limitations. 

The presence of the students has given 
West Campus an unusually metropolitan 
air, especially for a summer session. 
Among them is represented a wide va- 
riety of personalities and interests. One 
Japanese, who teaches school in Tokyo, 
wrote his master's dissertation on Walt 
Whitman, and was extremely pleased to 
find in the Duke Library an except : onal 
collection of the works of that poet. A 
Turkish student aiming at a master's de- 
gree in civil engineering asked to be 
shown through the cafeteria kitchen, 
where he exhibited great interest in the 
steam cookers, dishwashing machine and 
other equipment. 

One of the Egyptians is a journalist. 
He represented his Cairo paper at the 
United Nations last year, and is now serv- 
ing as an American correspondent for 
that paper and another in Karachi. Sev- 
eral students are physicians and several 
are lawyers. It is probable that all are 

extremely serious about their responsi- 
bilities and opportunities. 

Well-Rounded Program 

The daily routine consists of lectures, 
discussions and classes in the mornings, 
with social and recreational activities and 
field trips in the afternoons and evenings, 
separated by generous allotments of free 
time. Dr. Hanson and Dr. Colton make 
themselves available to the students for 
consultation. Most classes and lectures 
are held in the Engineering Building. 
The faculty includes Messrs. Stone, Del- 
homme, Cook, Williams, Richards and 

The Student Y.M.C.A. is assuming- 
much responsibility for arranging social 
events and for bringing American stu- 
dents into social relationships with the 
visitors. The first week ended (on Sat- 
urday) with a picnic at Gate One, an 
arrangement which neatly avoided a trans- 
portation problem, Gate One being within 
walking distance. During the second 
week the women students of Duke enter- 
tained the foreign students at a reception, 
and a session of square and ballroom 
dancing was held in the Old Gvmnasium. 


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Dr. Paul N. Gross (second from right), vice-president of Duke University 
and president of the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, and Dr. Charles 
K. Bradsher (right), professor of chemistry, discuss the atomic energy 
exhibit with Dr. Louis Anderson, chairman of the Botany Department of the 
Conference, and Dr. Ralph T. Overman. Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear 

Laboratory for Science Teachers 

Resourcefulness Improves Teaching Techniques 

It is said that a resourceful woman 
can fix almost anything with a hairpin 
and a piece of chewing gum. Not quite 
so simple is the conducting of classroom 
experiments in physics, chemistry and 
biology with homemade apparatus; 
Boyle's Law could hardly be demon- 
strated with a few old mason jars, some 
odd pieces of pipe and a front-porch 
thermometer. But the 45 men and 
women — most of them high school science 
teachers from North Carolina and nearby 
— who spent the week of July 23 at the 
Science Teachers Laboratory Conference 
saw basic physical science principles 
demonstrated by devices whose parts were 
resurrected from junk piles and attics. 

The teachers, who came "to learn how 
practical and useful experiments can be 
performed in their classrooms with a 
minimum of equipment," saw a galvanom- 
eter made from an old razor blade, a coil 
of wire, some bits of thread, two dry 
cells and a wooden stand. An arrange- 
ment consisting of a spark plug set in a 
Rumford baking powder can, a Model 
"T" Ford coil, a single pole switch and 
a 7-volt source of current, with benzene 
judiciously administered by eye-dropper, 
illustrated effectively the principles of 
the internal combustion engine. The rea- 

son a baseball curves was shown by a 
contraption made out of a rubber band, 
the cardboard core of a paper towel roll, 
two feet of gauze bandage, a square foot 
of flat board and a couple of thumb 
tacks. Most of the "equipment" was 
constructed by high school science stu- 
dents as class projects. It ran prac- 
tically the gamut of secondary school 
physics and general science. 

The Conference, believed to be the first 
of its kind, was a carefully planned pro- 
gram of laboratory demonstrations, dis- 
cussion groups, inspections, guided tours 
and formal dinner meetings. The famed 
Oak Ridge Traveling Museum exhibit on 
atomic energy arrived from Salt Lake 
City for its North Carolina premiere 
after an almost fatal delay in transit. On 
one afternoon the conferees were received 
a* the Morehead Planetarium in Chapel 

A nominal $6 registration included ad- 
mission to all sessions of the Conference, 
which covered the fields of the physical 
and biological sciences. At the opening 
session, presided over by Lewis E. Ander- 
son, chairman of the Botany Department, 
welcoming remarks were made by Paul 
M. Gross, vice-president of Duke, and 
John H. Highsmith, of the North Caro- 

lina State Department of Education, 
representing the two organizations spon- 
soring the Conference. The four-day 
event closed with a panel discussion on 
"The Meanings of Science," and an hour- 
long formal critique of the Conference. 
The panel discussants were Professor 
R. N. Wilson, professor emeritus of chem- 
istry; Mr. Richard L. Weaver, director 
of Resourse Use Education, Department 
of Public Instruction, Raleigh, N. C; 
Mr. Henry A. Shannon, advisor in sci- 
ence in the same department; and Dr. 
George W. Haupt, Glassboro State Teach- 
ers College, Glassboro, N. J. 

Other Conference highlights were ad- 
dresses by Dr. Ralph T. Overman, 
Special Training Division, Oak Ridge 
Institute of Nuclear Studies, on "Where 
Goes the Atom!" and by Duke Vice- 
President Gross, who is president of the 
Institute of Nuclear Studies, on "The 
Role of Science in a Changing World." 

The faculty consisted principally of 
Duke professors, with the addition of 
several specialists from industrial organ- 
izations and a member of the teaching 
staff of Albemarle High School, Mr. R. 
C. Hatley, whose students made much of 
the laboratory equipment displayed. The 
supervisory committee of the Conference 
consisted of Professors Anderson; David 
W. Carpenter, physics; Henry S. Rob- 
erts, zoology; and John H. Saylor, chem- 
istry; Dr. Paul H. Clyde, director of the 
Duke Summer Session; and Henry A. 
Shannon, of the Department of Public 
Instruction, Raleigh, N. C. 

Math Teachers Meet 
for 11th Conference 

The Mathematics Teachers Institute 
has become a hardy perennial on the 
Duke campus. During the past ten years 
more than 1,000 teachers from 37 states 
and many from Canada have used the in- 
stitute for catching up on the previous 
year's developments in this vast field. 
The 11th session was held August 7-17 
under the direction of W. W. Rankin, 
professor of mathematics, with the gen- 
eral theme "Mathematics at Work." 

A $12 registration fee admitted the 
registrants to an extensive and highly 
elaborated program of lecture-discussions, 
study groups, symposia and dinner meet- 
ings. More than a score of specialists 
from industry and the educational world 
gave talks on which the daily meetings 
were based, or addressed the formal eve- 
ning sessions. 

At the opening banquet Col. R. B. 

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White, president of the B. and 0. R.R., 
spoke on "Mathematics and Transporta- 
tion"; at daily sessions the Designing 
Engineering of the Chevrolet Company 
had as his subject "Mathematics Made 
Easy Through Gear Wheels," Philip S. 
Jones of the University of Michigan 
spoke on "Art and Mathematics," and a 
study group grappled with the problem 
of "The Slow Student in Mathematics." 

The Institute was conducted as part 
of the regular Summer Session activities. 
Assisting Dr. Rankin in the direction of 
the event was Veryl Schult, Director of 
Mathematics, City Schools, Washington, 
D. C. Duke faculty members serving on 
the Institute staff included John H. Rob- 
erts, J. J. Gergen, Francis G. Dressel 
and A. 0. Hiekson. Over the week end 
the visiting teachers attended Chapel 
service, heard Mildred Hendrix in an 
organ recital and Anton Brees in a caril- 
lon program and were guests at tea at 
the home of Professor Rankin. 

The Mathematics Laboratory in West 
Duke was utilized as the locus of the day- 
time meetings. The Laboratory makes 
available a wide range of materials re- 
lating mathematics to science, industry, 
engineering, education and commerce. It 
contains textbooks, research material, 
charts, graphs and models. Recent addi- 
tions are a wind-tunnel model airplane, 
a model of the USS North Carolina, 
mathematical computing instruments, an 
anti-aircraft firing director and a Cadillac 
engine with hydramatic drive. 

Dean McClain Will Serve 
-^ As Defense Consultant 

Dr. Joseph L. McClain, who next 
month will complete his first year of serv- 
ice as dean of the Duke Law School, has 
been named a legal consultant in the 
U. S. Department of Defense, and will be 
attached to the office of Dan Edwards, 
'35, ex-mayor of Durham, who is now 
assistant secretary of defense. 

Dr. McClain expects to find it possible 
to integrate his new duties in the Defense 
Department with his work at the Law 
School, so that his deanship will continue 
uninterrupted. His work will involve 
solving special legal problems that arise 
in connection with Defense Department 

From 1942 to 1945 Dr. McClain was 
vice-president and general counsel to the 
Terminal Railroad Association of St. 
Louis and in 1945 was named general 
counsel to the Wabash Railroad Company. 

Four Duke Men Meet In Japan 

Far East Reunion Occurs on Shipboard 

Recently four Duke alumni stood to- 
gether for a brief leave-taking on a dock 
in Yokosuka, Japan, near the end of a 
gangway leading to the main deck of the 
USS Mt. McKinley, of which they were 
all officers. One of them, Lt. (j.g.) B. C. 
Allen, Jr., '45, was about to begin his 
return trip to the States, carrying orders 
to report to the Pacific Fleet Amphibious 
Force at Coronado, Calif., for duty. See- 
ing him off were Lts. (j.g.) Robert E. 
Cook, '45, of Chicago, 111.; Walter L. 
Thompson, III, '46, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; 
and Clarence J. Brown, Jr., '47, of Blan- 
chester, Ohio. The latter arrived aboard 
the USS Mt. McKinley the day before as 
Lt. Allen's replacement. 

Lt. Allen has been in the Far East 
since September of last year, when he 
was ordered to return to active duty in 
the Naval Reserve. As an officer of the 
Mt. McKinley he participated in the 
assault landings at Pohang, Inchon and 
Wonsan and the redeployment of U.X. 
forces from Hungnam, highlights of the 
Navy's role in the Korean campaign. 

During these actions he was assistant 
legal officer and division officer on the 
staff of Rear Admiral James H. Doyle, 
Commander Amphibious Group One, and 
Vice Admiral Ingolf N. Kiland, Com- 
mander Amphibious Force, Pacific Fleet. 

Lt. Allen received his NROTC training 
and B.S. degree at Duke and his LL.B. 
degree from Washington and Lee Uni- 

versity. At Duke has was a member of 
Sigma Nu. 

During World War II he was legal 
assistance officer at the Naval Operating 
Base at Samar, P. I., and assistant watch 
and division officer on the destroyer USS 

Before returning to active duty in the 
Navv he was practicing. -law in Wilson, 
N. C. 

His replacement, Lt. Brown, is a grad- 
uate in economics. He received his re- 
serve commission at Duke and attended 
Harvard Business School for an M.B.A. 
degree. At Duke he was president of 
Phi Kappa Sigma, president of the 
Intel-fraternity Council, a member of the 
Men's Student Government and Omicron 
Delta Kappa. 

Before volunteering for active duty 
shortly after the outbreak of hostilities 
in Korea he was editor of the Blanehester 
Star-Republican. He was assigned to the 
staff of Commander Amphibious Force. 
Pacific Fleet, as assistant division officer 
and assistant public information officer, 
and recently was sent to the Far East as 
Lt. Allen's relief. 

Lt. Thompson, after receiving NROTC 
training and taking several semesters of 
academic work at Duke, entered the Navy 
and served with an amphibious beaeh- 
master group. At the end of World War 
II he resumed his studies at the Univer- 
sity of Pittsburgh, then worked for a 

On the gangway leading to the main deck of the U.S.S. Mt. McKinley 
from a dock in Yokosuka, Japan, three Duke alumni say goodby to a fourth 
who is homeward-bound. They are, left to right: Lts. (j.g.) Robert E. Cook, 
'45, Walter L. Thompson, III. '46, Clarence J. Brown. Jr.. '47. and B. C. 
Allen, Jr., '45. 


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Pittsburgh advertising agency. He vol- 
unteered to return to active duty a year 
ago and is now first division officer of 
the Mt. McKinley. 

Lt. Cook is a combat information officer 
with the Pacific Fleet. After naval officer 
training at Duke he served aboard the 
aircraft carrier USS Princeton during 
World War II. 



WAF Lieutenant 

The varied interests and talents of 
WAF Lt. Virginia L. Sweet, '41, pho- 
tographed as she attended a recent 
training course for reserve officers at 
Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, X. Y., 
can be inferred from her membership 
in several aeronautical associations, 
both civilian and military, and such 
organizations as the Schenectady (X. 
Y.) Light Opera and the Duke Sym- 
phony Orchestra. A pioneer member 
of the Women's Army Service Pilots 
during World War II, she is now a 
flight instructor, commercial pilot and 
a ground school instructor, being 
"checked out" on 26 types of military 
aircraft and holding a pilot's rating 
on the more common types of civilian 
ships. In 1949 she won the Amelia 
Earhart Memorial Scholarship for 
women flyers. At present she is ad- 
jutant of the 9073rd Voluntary Air 
Reserve Training Unit in Schenectady, 
her home town, in which capacity she 
attended the training course. 

Alumni Activities 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 

The Duke University Alumni Associ- 
ation of Greater Pittsburgh is planning 
an open house at the University Club, 
123 University Place, the day of the 
Duke-Pittsburgh football game to be 
played in that city on September 29. The 
open house will last from 11 :00 a.m. to 
8 :00 p.m. 

A block of 200 seats at $3.50 each has 
been reserved on the 45- and 50-yard line 
for Duke alumni, so that there will be an 
organized cheering section. These tick- 
ets are available at the Pittsburgh Duke 
Alumni Office (office of Don Anderson, 
'41), 436 Diamond Street, Pittsburgh 19, 
Pa., telephone ATlantic 18456. Alumni 
from Eastern Ohio and West Virginia 
and Western Pennsylvania may be able 
to procure tickets there. 

Mecklenburg County 

Duke alumni from Charlotte and Meck- 
lenburg County have been holding- 
monthly meetings on the first Thursday 
of every month at one o'clock at Thack- 
ers. Attendance is constantly growing. 
At the September 6 meeting, Charlton C. 
Jernigan, '25, A.M. '26, Ph.D. '35, re- 
cently elected president of Queens Col- 
lege in Charlotte, will speak on the con- 
tributions in the field of education made 
by Duke alumni. 

Lake Junaluska 

Duke University alumni and friends 
from throughout Xorth Carolina assem- 
bled at Lake Junaluska on August 11 for 
the annual observance of "Duke Night" 
at the Methodist Assembly grounds. 

Principal speaker for the occasion was 
Dr. James Cannon, III, dean of the Duke 
Divinity School and Ivey Professor of 
history of religion and missions. Dr. 
Mason Crum, a member of the Duke 
Divinity School faculty and a Junaluska 
summer resident, presided. Greetings 
from the University were brought by 
Charles A. Dukes, director of Alumni 

Dr. W. D. Davies, professor of Biblical 
Theology at Duke, spoke to the gathering 
during the morning, and delivered the 
afternoon sermon on Sunday, August 12. 
A native of Wales, Dr. Davies previously 
taught at Cambridge University and 
other English schools. 

Coronation of the 1951 "Queen of 
Junaluska" was held the night of August 

18, when Barbara Russell of Greenville, 
X. C, a rising sophomore at Duke Uni- 
versity, was crowned. She was elected 
by summer residents and visitors. 

Ed Fike, '41, On Leave 
To Defense Department 

Edward L. Fike, '41, Director of the 
University's Bureau of Public Informa- 
tion since 1948, has been given a leave 
of absence to accept an appointment as 
administrative assistant to Assistant Sec- 
retary of Defense Dan K. Edwards, '35. 

f * 

Edward L. Fike, '41 

In announcing Mr. Fike's appointment, 
Vice-President Charles E. Jordan com- 
mented : "Under the direction of Mr. 
Fike, the Bureau of Public Information 
has made remarkable progress. We shall 
feel the loss of his services to the Uni- 
versity but are glad we can make him 
available for the important assignment to 
which he has been called." 

A native of Ahoskie, X. C, Mr. Fike 
enlisted in the Xavy in 1941 and was 
separated in 1946 as a lieutenant. With 
John M. Dozier, '41, who is now assistant 
secretary of the University, he was co- 
publisher of the Nelsonville (Ohio) Trib- 
une for two years prior to returning to 

Earl W. Porter has been appointed 
Acting Director of the Bureau. A grad- 
uate of the University of Missouri and 
holder of a degree in journalism, Mr. 
Porter has been assistant director since 
1949. He is thoroughly familiar with 
the workings of the news service and, as 
Dr. Jordan stated, Duke is fortunate to 
have him available to fill the position. 

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Duke Songs Published 

The first edition of "Duke Songs," 
compiled and edited by Phi Kappa Delta, 
woman's honorary leadership fraternity, 
and copyrighted by Duke University, 
came off the press (The Seeman Print- 
ery), July 31. Authors and composers 
include : 

Mr. Douglas D. Ballin, New York 
City; Rev. Troy J. Barrett, B.D. '48, 
Broadway, N. C; Sally Bowmall, '50, 
Hollywood, Fla. ; Edward Hall Broad- 
head, A.M. '33, formerly organist to the 
University, Wethersfield, Conn.; Joseph 
F. Burke, '37, Beverly Hills, Calif.; 
Charlotte Crump Collins, '41, Walling- 
ford, Conn.; Jean Lafko Davis, '49, 
Dover, N. J.; Mr. Robert Hess, Ft. Lau- 
derdale, Fla.; Mr. Joseph F. Hewitt, 
New York City; Richard F. Hintermeis- 
ter, '37, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; Nancy 
Hedden Holland, '49, Williamsport, Pa.; 
Robert H. James, '24, Wilmington, N. 
C. ; Alex R. Josephs, LL.B. '40, Charlotte, 
N. C; Mr. G. E. Leftwich, Jr.; Nor- 
man K. Nelson; A.B. '48, A.M. '49, Duke 
University News Service ; Mrs. Mary Nor- 
cott Pemberton, Duke University, Dur- 
ham, N. C. ; N. Charles Rorabaugh, '34 ; 
Professor Robert S. Rankin, Political 
Science Department, Duke University; 
Helen Rorabaugh Seymour, '41, Richland, 
Washington; Rev. Ray E. Short, B.D. 
'48, Moscow, Idaho; Mr. Milo Sweet, Los 
Angeles, California; Miss Sally Wilhoit, 
'48, Durham, N. C. 

The book can be obtained for $1.00 
per copy, plus mailing charge of 10c, by 
addressing Miss Sue McMullen, Box No. 
6566 College Station, Durham, N. C. As 
this is a limited edition, those who are 
interested are urged to place their orders 

On Active Duty 

Lanier W. Pratt, A.M. '38, an instruc- 
tor in Romance Languages at Duke, this 
month assumed his new duties as a lieu- 
tenant commander in the United States 
Naval Reserve. He is executive officer 
of the U.S.S. Healy, a destroyer-mine 
sweeper reactivated from the "mothball" 
fleet at the Naval Base in Charleston, 
S. C. • 

Prior to his recent recall, Lt. Comdr. 
Pratt was commanding officer of Organ- 
ized Reserve Division 6-22 in Durham. 

Lt. Comdr. Pratt, whose home has been 
at 2007 Ruffin Street, Durham, has been 
a member of the language faculty at 
Duke since 1938. His undergraduate de- 

Fred W. Whitener, '51, new assistant to the Director of Alumni Affairs 
(left), will also be the advertising manager of the Register. Roger L. 
Marshal], '42 (right), is the publication's new editor. 

New Register Editor Is Named 

New Addition to Alumni Department Staff Also Announced 

Fred W. Whitener, '51, has been named 
assistant to the Director of Alumni 
Affairs and will assume the duties for- 
merly performed by Thomas D. Donegan, 
A.M. '51, who has been recalled to active 
duty in the U. S. Army. 

Mr. Whitener is a native of Shelby, 
N. C. He entered Duke in 1942 but left 
school after one year to enlist in the 
U. S. Navy. After four years in serv- 
ice, during which he served aboard an 
LST in the Pacific as a pharmacist's mate 
first class, he re-entered Duke to major 
in zoology and economics. 

From 1947 to 1951 he led the Duke 
Ambassadors, the University dance band, 
and played with the University concert 
band. An accomplished musician, he is 
listed in "Who Is Who in Music." 

Mr. Whitener, who will coordinate the 
activities of local associations, is married 
to the former Miss Brooks Dennis of 

Roger L. Marshall, '42, alumni editor 
and assistant to the Director of Alumni 
Affairs, has been named editor of the 
Alumni Register. 

Mr. Marshall joined the staff of the 
alumni department in October 1947, and 
since that time he has served as the 
Register's managing editor. He will con- 
tinue as assistant to the director, in addi- 
tion to his new duties with the magazine. 

A native of Winston-Salem, N. C, he 
enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps upon 
being graduated from Duke. In 1946 he 
was separated as a first lieutenant and 
currently holds the rank of captain in 
the Marine Corps Reserve. Before com- 
ing to Duke Mr. Marshall was on the 
news staffs of the Elkin (N. C.) Tribune 
and the Winston-Salem Journal. 

He is married to the former Betty 
Brietz of Winston-Salem and has twin 
daughters age six. 

gree was earned at Davidson College. In 
1942 his teaching was interrupted by his 
first tour of active duty in the Naval Re- 
serve. Trained in communications, he 
served in that capacity on the destroyer 

escort U.S.S. Hubbard, and later became 
her executive officer. His ship, with three 
others, formed the first hunter-killer group 
to operate in the Atlantic alone without 
air support. 


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Math Models Bring 
Alumna Recognition 

Dr. Ruth Stokes, of the Syracuse Uni- 
versity faculty, who received a Ph.D. de- 
gree in Mathematics at Duke in 1931 and 
was a member of the Duke Mathematics 
Department during her years of graduate 
work and for two years thereafter, is 
described as a "Model Mathematician" in 
a feature article of a recent issue of the 
Syracuse University Alumni Nexos. The 
title is a gentle play on words ; Dr. Stokes 
has an outstanding collection of mathe- 
matical models. 

The models are not the flesh and blood 


Rear Admiral Ralph Earle, com- 
mandant of the Duke N.R.O.T.C. 
unit, has left Duke for reassignment 
to the Naval War College, Newport. 
R. I. The departure of the popular 
officer caused deep regret on the cam- 
pus, where he has been stationed 
since 1949. Recent promotion to his 
present rank, however, profoundly 
pleased his many friends at the Uni- 
versity. Admiral Earle, who com- 
manded a destroyer at Pearl Harbor 
on December 7. 1941, and who en- 
gaged in many Pacific battles during 
World War II, graduated from An- 
napolis in 1922. Both his father and 
his grandfather were admirals and 
his daughter Audrey, a rising sopho- 
more at Duke, is a seaman in the 

kind. They are contrivances of wood, 
paper, string and assorted materials 
worked into designs which illustrate 
mathematics principles. A large struc- 
ture of small sticks demonstrates the 
binomial theorem; one model shows how 
a curved surface can be generated from 
straight lines; a box with buckshot which 
slips down through nails in a board into 
a number of boxes bears out the theory 
of the normal variation curve. Cones, 
parabolas and models of indescribable 
complication stand on her shelves. She 
does not make them; she just collects 

The veteran mathematician is working 
on two forthcoming books, "The History 
and Construction of Mathematical Mod- 
els and Their Use in Teaching" and a 
work on spherical trigonometry. She also 
edits the Phi Mu Epsilon Journal, official 
publications of the mathematics honorary, 
and recently was elected a Fellow of the 
American Association for the Advance- 
ment of Science. 

Nurse Receives Award 

Mary Ann Menefee, R.N. '51, of 
Luray, Va., is the recipient of this year's 
Moseley Award, which is presented each 

Calendar for September 

1-12 (Saturday and Wednesday). 
Special course in solid geometry. 

10, 11, 12. Personnel Conference to 
be held in the West Campus 

13-21. Freshman Week. Dormi- 
tories open to Freshmen. 

13. Parents' Reception. 3:00 to 
5:30 o'clock, Rooms 204, 205, 
206. West Campus Union. 

13. Freshman Assembly. 7 :30 
o'clock, Page Auditorium. 

16. Freshman Tea. University 

17. Registration and matricula- 
tion of new r students with ad- 
vanced standing, Trinity Col- 
lege, and the College of Engi- 

18. Registration and matriculation 
of new students with advanced 
standing, Woman's College. 

20. Instruction for the Fall semes- 
ter begins. 

27-28. Marjohn Merrill Founda- 
tion Lectures. 

year to the senior nurse who has done tne 
most oustanding work in nursing arts 
during her entire college career. 

The award, which is twenty-five dollars, 
is given by Matilda Holleman Moseley 
(Mrs. Vince), '31, R.N. '31, B.S.N. '36, 
of Charleston, S. C. 

Distant Campaigner 

An outstanding campaigner for the 
University's Development Program is 
Frank A. Thacker, '49. Working 
thousands of miles from the campus, 
he has reported pledges totaling sev- 
eral hundred dollars and is still at 
work on other prospects, one of whom 
he is trailing through Europe via the 

Frank, whose address is Apartado 
889, Creole Petroleum Corporation, 
Caracas, Venezuela, South America, is 
an accountant. He has been living in 
Venezuela about a year. Immediately 
upon his graduation he started work 
as an accountant for the Carter Oil 
Company, in Tulsa, Okla., an affiliate 
of the Creole Petroleum Corporation. 

During his years at Duke, Frank 
received scholastic recognition by be- 
ing awarded a National Methodist 
Scholarship for three years. As a 
freshman he received the scholarship 
awarded by Duke alumni of High 
Point, N. C, his home. He became 
publicity director, and vice-president 
of Alpha Kappa Psi, professional 
commerce fraternity, and was also a 
dormitory steward for the Methodist 
Student Fellowship on the Duke 

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Blue Devils Will Depend on Speedy Backs 

With the September 1 Fall training 
start around the corner, football talk is 
on the uprise around Duke University. 

A new head coach, a new formation, 
new assistant coaches, new opponents and 
general curiosity give rise to most of the 

Approximately 75 husky candidates are 
expected to report to new head Coach 
William D. Murray on September 1 and 
begin workouts for a tough Fall cam- 
paign. New teams on the 10-game sched- 
ule of the Duke team include the Univer- 
sity of Virginia and William and Mary. 

The Duke team this year is expected 
to look much different from the one that 
racked a respectable 7-3 record last sea- 
son. Gone is the passing combination of 
Billy Cox to Mike Souchak, Ceep You- 
tnans and Tom Powers. In its place is 
expected to be a lightning T formation 
attack with speedy halfbacks Piney Field, 
Charlie Smith and Gerald Mozingo and 
block-busting fullbacks Jack Kistler and 
Conrad Moon leading the way. The line 
will be built around outstanding ends 
Blaine Earon and Jim Gibson and tackle 
James "Tank" Lawrence. Gibson will 
captain the 1951 aggregation. 

Murray, a Duke graduate, class of '31, 
recently announced the signing of two 
new coaches to help him with the tutor- 
ing. They were Marty Pierson, fresh- 
man coach at the University of Delaware, 
and Tom O'Boyle, former Tulane All- 
America guard who had been line coach 
at Kansas State. 

Majority of the early work by the Blue 
Devils was expected to be directed to 
bolstering the team's defensive attack. 
Not much attention was given this phase 
in Spring training and as a result, the 
team looked green in this department in 
the Spring practice games. 


Homecoming Day, 1951, will be Sat- 
urday, October 27, when Duke's Blue 
Devils collide with Virginia's strong 
Cavaliers in Duke Stadium. While the 
program for the week end has not yet 
been announced, it will probably begin 
Friday night and continue through 
Sunday afternoon. The annual barbe- 
cue luncheon on Saturday will be a 
highlight. Homecoming will provide 
a good occasion for alumni to gather 
to see Coach Murray's Model T in 
action and to observe the progress of 
recent months on the campus. 

Athletic Director Eddie Cameron, left, and Head Coach Bill Murray, 
right, confer with two new members of the coaching staff. They are Assistant 
Coaches Martv Pierson from Delaware and Tom O'Bovle from Kansas State. 

Besides the work with the defense, 
much time must be devoted to the polish- 
ing of the new T formation introduced 
to the Devils this Spring. The biggest 
offensive problem will be that of develop- 
ing, a first line quarterback. Joe Self, a 
senior from Greensboro, N. C, led the 
candidates this Spring, but Jerry Barger, 
an All-State and All-Southern freshman 
from Salisbury, N. C, shows much prom- 
ise. Another top-notch candidate is 
Glenn Wild, a short senior from Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. Wild is probably the best 
passer of the three, but his lack of height 
(he's five feet, eight) hinders his chances. 

At other offensive positions, here's the 
way the Duke team stacks up : 

End — Blaine Earon and Jim Gibson, 
two capable defensive veterans, may be 
given a chance to play offensive ball. 
Walter Smith, Gene Brooks, Bill Keziah 
and A. B. Pearson are others who will 
play a great deal. Mike Souchak and 
Ceep Youmans, the regular offensive ends 
of last year, are gone. 

Tackle — Jim Logan, regular offensive 
tackle of last year, is back, but Jim 
Young, Bob Anderson and Dan Adams, 
all offensive lettermen, are gone. "Tank" 
Lawrence, defensive bulwark of last year, 
may be used on offense. Capable naw- 
comers are Ed "Country" Meadows and 
Lewis Berry. Both are up from the fresh- 
man squad. 

Guard — This is one of the weakest 
spots on the team. Bob Deyton, regular 
offensive guard last year, graduated. 
Carl James and Don Knotts, both ex- 
perienced, return. Top candidates include 

Carson Leach and Truett Grant, both 
members of last year's team. Two backs, 
John Carey and Bob Berger, have been 
shifted to guard. Outstanding newcom- 
ers include sophs Bobby Burrows and 
Fred Fuller. 

Center — Although last year's starter is 
gone, this position appears to be well- 
manned. Jim Ed Gibson was the starter 
last year, but it's said his understudy, 
Lou Tepe, is as good. A promising fresh- 
man at this position is Johnny Palmer. 
All-Stater from Lynchburg, Va. Other 
promising players include husky Ray 
Green and Gene Million. 

Backs — The competition is keen at all 
backfield posts. The quarterback post is 
up for grabs between Self, Wild and 
Barger, with Charlie Smith, Piney Field 
and Gerald Mozingo leading the half- 
backs. Other promising halfbacks are 
Red Smith, a lefthander all the way, and 
George Grune, the regular safetyman last 
season. Field is probably the fastest 
back in the nation, having been timed in 
the 100-yard clash at 9.6 seconds as a 
member of the Duke cinder crew this 
Spring. The Blue Devils' fullback this 
season will be a hard-runner whether 
Jack Kistler or Conrad Moon wins the 
berth. Both are huskies and sophomores. 
Kistler shone in the Spring games and 
Moon showed his stuff in drills before 
going out in favor of a bad leg. 

Defensively, the Duke outfit appears a 
little more experienced, although like the 
offensive crew, it appears weak in the 
center of the line. 

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Charlotte Corbin, '35, Editor 



Thirston H. Jackson, Jr., '34, Los Angeles, 

Bobby Ballard Jackson (Mrs. T. H.