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Vol. 14 

April, 1958 

No. 6 



Duchess Club 

Saturday, May 3 ,the Duchess Club 
will hold its second annual Home- 
coming luncheon at the Progressive 
Club, 1050 Techwood Dr. N.W. — at 

Some 20 Duchess alumnae attended 
the initial function last year and had 
a delightful time as well as a delicious 
meal. This year more alumnae are ex- 
pected and — good news — the cost 
is reduced to $1.50 per reservation. 
For your reservation call Mrs. Wendell 
Brown at CE 3-3535 or write to Miss 
Anne McGeady, Duchess Club secre- 
tary, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, 


During your next visit to the Ogle- 
thorpe University campus you prob- 
ably will see a contagious smile topped 
with crimson hair, both a part of the 
6-foot frame of our new field repre- 
sentative Thomas Michael Murphey. 

Since he graduated from Oglethorpe 
in 1954. Mike has brought many high 
school students to the campus, and a 
good percentage have decided to at- 
tend Oglethorpe. Three outstanding 
members of the freshman class are 
here through his efforts. 

Mike began recruiting students in 
an official capacity in February and, 
to date, has talked with some one 
hundred students in high schools in 
metropolitan Atlanta, North Georgia 
and in the environs of Asheville, N. C. 
When possible, he arranges to have 
interviews in prospects' homes with 
their parents. Mike has invited a 
number of students to the campus 
for dinner, tours and general indoctri- 

Prior to his joining the Oglethorpe 
staff, Mike was director of men's 
placement with an Atlanta personnel 
agency. He previously taught and 
coached at Campbell High School, 
Smyrna, Ga. and in Murphy High 
School in Atlanta. He is a graduate of 
Henry Grady High School and did post- 
graduate work at Emory University 
and Georgia State College. 

While at Oglethorpe, Mike was in- 
tramural director and a member of the 
honor court, honor committee and 

(Continued Page 6, Col. 1 ) 


Oglethorpe University will hold its 
second annual Management Confer- 
ence in the Atlanta Biltmore Hotel on 
Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2. 

Mr. William A. Egerton, conference 
chairman and professor of business 
said, "the way reservations are coming 
in, we should have a sellout. It will 
be just as good or better than our first 

tended that one said it was outstand- 

The four major speakers are na- 
tionally known for their business and 
management know-how. Each address 
will be followed by a panel comprising 
one of the speakers and two executives 
of firms with offices in Georgia. The 
panel members will do their best to 
answer all questions directed to them 
from the floor. 




Fred A. Hartley, Jr. was elected to 
Congress from the state of New Jersey 
ir. 1928 and served in the House of 
Representatives for 20 consecutive 
years until his self-imposed retirement 
in 1949. While chairman of the House 
Committee of Education and Labor, 
he co-authored the Taft-Hartley Law 
with the late Senator Robert A. Taft. 

Mr. Hartley served as first presi- 
dent of the National Right To Work 
Committee until January 1956. At the 
present time he is a member of the 
Advisory Board and labor consultant 
to the Committee. 

(Continued Page 4, Col. 1) 

ZJlic Lrluinq f^ctrel 

April, 1958 

Published seven times a year in July, September, Oc- 
tober, January, March, April and May by Oglethorpe 
University, At/onto, Georgia. 

Printed by 
Russell & Wardlaw 

Creighton Perry '37 - President 

Stephen Schmidt '40 ... 1st V. President 
Marshall Asher '40 ... 2nd V. President 
Bet+y Villegas '49 .. Sec.-Treas. 

Daniel L. Uffner, Jr., '51 Editor 

The Challenge 

One of the most important and 
crucial epics in Oglethorpe's exciting 
history has begun. We have embarked 
on the greatest expansion and improve- 
ment program we have ever had. 

The tremendous physical enlarge- 
ment in store for Oglethorpe Universi- 
ty during the next decade is only a 
part of Ihe picture. We are steadily 
improving the appearance of the pres- 
ent buildings and grounds through in- 
tensive effort. The faculty are critical- 
ly analyzing our curriculum, modifying 
it when needed, culling outmoded 
courses and adding new ones to keep 
the Oglethorpe Plan always abreast of 
the times. Dr. Agnew is studying every 
phase of our operations in order that 
Oglethorpe will continue to be one of 
the finest educational institutions in 
the nation. 

The call by the NAAOU for your 
financial suport, via the Forward 
Oglethorpe fund, is unique for us, but 
not for our sister institutions. Many 
of them have depended on alumni an- 
nual giving for more than half a cen- 
tury. The request for aid which you 
have received recently is not a plea, 
but a challenge. 

The United States is in desperate 
need today for adequately trained peo- 
ple who can advance science, cope 
with diplomatic and economic prob- 
lems and deal expertly with all aspects 
of human endeavor. This need will 
continue indefinitely. The people who 
will solve this situation will come from 
colleges and universities like Ogle- 

The shortage in trained manpower, 
we are now experiencing, has not come 
about over night. It has developed 
slowly, as does malnutrition, through 
years of indifference to education. 
Sputnik I seems to have done more 
for education in this country than our 


Dr. Herman J. Gaertner died on 
March 1 at the age of 91. A co- 
founder, with Dr. Thornwell Jacobs 
and Dr. Benjamin Shive of the new 
Oglethorpe University in 1916, Dr. 
Gaertner was the first faculty mem- 
ber of the university and at the time 
of his death held the title professor 
emeritus. Until his retirement 1 1 
years ago, he was head of the 
School of Education and dean of 
the graduate school. 

A native of Klausthal, Germany, 
Dr. Gaertner came to America in 
1 880. He attended Ohio Northern 
University, Indiana University and 
Ohio Wesleyan University and be- 
gan teaching when he was IS. 

Surviving are his daughter. Miss 
Nellie Jane Gaertner '34 of Atlanta 
and four sons: Harold H. and Her- 
man Julius Jr. of Cocoa Beach, 
Fla.; Prof. Marion A. '20 and Paul 
C. '24 of Atlanta. 

Saturday. May 3 

most eminent educators have been able 
to do in a quarter of a century. It 
shocked people into the realization 
that education is important for their 
protection. They have also realized 
that it vitally touches every facet of 
our way of life and is the greatest 
single factor governing our high 
standard of living. It makes sense to 
support education, because one way 
or another, education supports us. 

There are many avenues you may 
follow to help, but which one is more 
natural than that leading to your 
real academic beginning — your alma 
mater? Our ideals, our society, our 
very existence is being threatened. 
Education is our most powerful de- 
terrent. Accept your part of the chal- 
lenge to keep America strong and free 
by giving generously to the Forward 
Oglethorpe fund — today! 



Thirteen students enrolled at Ogle- 
thorpe have relatives who attended this 
University. Relationships range from 
parents and immediate family to distant 

cousins and in-laws. 


Two of the fourteen are from out- 
side Georgia. Farthest from home is 
Joe Duckworth of Albion, Michigan, 
who also claims the most distant rela- 
tive, John Douglas King '56, a cousin. 
Ina Foster, our Lady Oglethorpe this 
year, is from the Gator State and is 
the sister of Mary Anne Foster '56 
who also was named Oglethorpe's first 
lady in her senior year. 

Atlanta students who number rela- 
tives among alumni are Dana Lou 
Howe, daughter of Willie C. (Mrs. 
Roger) Howe '56, Martha Laird, 
daughter of A. Frank Laird '21, Frank 
Holley, brother of Ray '49, and Thom- 
as McCormack with two predecessors, 
his father. Dr. R. Frank '25 and 
brother Robert Frank III '53. 

Others from Georgia are Sydney 
Mobley of Powder Springs, sister-in- 
law of Virginia Cantlon Mobley '55, 
Geraldine Pressley, Doraville, daugh- 
ter of Eva Mann (Mrs. Thos. H.) 
Pressley '57, Barbara Ann Ramsden, 
Decatur, daughter of Elizabeth Jayne 
(Mrs. Leslie) Ramsden '56, Joe Green, 
Forest Park, nephew of Roy E. Speir 
'50, Charles Y. Smith, Cartersville, 
son of Sara Kate (Mrs. Wm. C.) Smith 
'55, and Scott Stevenson, Decatur, 
nephew of one of our present students, 
Charles Scott '58 who will graduate 
in June. 

We hit the jackpot when Anne Mc- 
Geady, Duluth, claimed nine relatives 
who had attended Oglethorpe: her 
parents, Joseph V '34 and Fairis Bag- 
well '35 McGeady; uncles and aunts 
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Bagwell '25 '55, 
Hewlett Bagwell '32, Joseph C. Bag- 
well '28, and cousins, Christine Wright 
(Mrs. B. L.) Mumford '34, Kathenne 
Wright (Mrs. Ed.) Copeland '36 and 
Allie G. (Mrs. Vernon) Buice '58. 

Applications for admission received 
thus far indicate that this group will 
be considerably larger next Fall. 


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The Flying Petrel 

Maj. Gen. Carl T. Sutherland 

Saturday. May 3 

mphasis Week 

Oglethorpe University initiated its 
first annual Religious Emphasis Week 
on Monday, April 14 at 1 1:00 AM in 
the University auditorium. A different 
faculty member addressed students and 
faculty at each of the five sessions 
which ran through Friday, April 18. 

Oglethorpe senior Rosalie Young, 
chairman of the chapel committee and 
creator of the Week, said she felt 
"everyone needs spiritual uplifting at 
regular intervals." Supporting her idea 
further. Rosalie said she believes the 
program will "act as a unifying force 
to bring the student body and the 
faculty closer together and also will 
increase school spirit." 

The speakers and their topics were: 

Dr. Martin L. Abbott, professor of 
history, "The Image of God." 

Mr. Roy N. Goslin, professor of 
physics, "Take Time for Meditation 
and Thought." 

Dr. Richard M. Reser, professor of 
sociology, "Religion and Anthropolo- 

Dr. May S. Ringold. professor of 
history, A review of "The Bible As 
History" by Werner Keller. 

Dr. Ben A. Bohnhorst, professor of 
education, "Religion in Literature." 

April, 1958 


Major General Carl T. Sutherland 
'31, U.S. Army Reserve, has just com- 
pleted a 3-weeks tour of U.S. military 
installations in the Pacific area in- 
cluding Alaska. He was accompanied 
by Brig. Gen. deLesseps Morrison, 
mayor of New Orleans, who is national 
president of the Reserve Officers As- 
sociation of the U. S. Gen. Sutherland 
is executive committeeman in the R. 
O. A. He has held the position of 
Personnel Director for the City of At- 
lanta since 1939. 

During the 25,000-mile trip. Gen. 
Sutherland inspected military person- 
nel conditions at Hawaii. Kwajalein. 
Guam, the Philippines. Formosa, Oki- 
nawa. Japan. Korea and Alaska. He 
was presented with the key to the city 
in Tokyo. Seoul and Portland. Ore. 
Entertained by mayors, governors, 
generals and admirals, the party also 
met an industrious native king, ruler 
over several hundred subjects on the 
Island of Ibeye. who supplements his 
royal income by shining the shoes of 
sailors stationed on Kwajalein. 

Starting as a corporal in the Geor- 
gia National Guard when he was 19, 
Mr. Sutherland has completed 30 
years of military service. He received 
his reserve commission in 1929, was 
on active duty for five years during 
World War II, and has been Com- 
manding General of the 81st Infantry 
Division since 1947. A member of the 
Department of Army General Staff 
Committee on Reserve Policy and of 
the Executive Committee of the Senior 
Reserve Commanders Association, lit 
is also active in civic affairs and is 
now president of the Kiwanis Club of 

His wife is the former Alma Shaw 
"32 and they have a 20 year old son 
Carl Jr. "Tommy." The Sutherlands 
live at 684 E. Pe'lham Rd., N.E., At- 



L. "Pop" Crow, professor of hu- 
manics, participated in the Governor's 
Conference on Recreation and Use of 
Leisure Time on January 20-23 at 
the Center for Continuing Education 
in Athens, Ga. The group recom- 
mended establishment of a Georgia Re- 
creation Committee, and a bill to do 
this was adopted at the 1958 session 
of the General Assembly. 

Africa Today 

A fascinating talk concerning 
"Africa Today" was given at Ogle- 
thorpe University on Sunday, April 12, 
by Dr. Gwendolen M. Carter, pro- 
fessor of government at Smith College. 

Dr. Carter, a former instructor of 
Dr. Cressy, stated there were three 
primary factors causing the great ad- 
vancement in contemporary Africa. 
First, a wide segment of the population 
is getting a broader and more ad- 
vanced education than has been pre- 
valent in the past. Second, industriali- 
zation has been taking place at an 
ever increasing rate. Third, the people 
are aware of the independence move- 
ments that have occurred in southeast 
Asia and this spirit is contagious. 

Referring to the various territories 
in Africa. Miss Carter said. "What- 
ever advances are made in one terri- 
tory has an impact on the others." 
Generally speaking, she said, "Their 
intention is to move to greater control 
over their own future." 

Dr. Carter's field of specialization 
is the British Commonwealth of Na- 
tions, with particular emphasis on the 
Union of South Africa. Her latest work 
on the "Politics of Inequality: South 
Africa Since 1948" has just been pub- 
lished by Frederick A. Praeger. 

Miss Carter has also visited and 
studied the political situations in 
Southern Rhodesia, the Belgian Congo, 
the Gold Coast, Australia, New Zea- 
land, India, Pakistan and Ceylon. 

She is the author of "The British 
Commonwealth and International Se- 
curity" and of numerous articles on 
South Africa and the Commonwealth. 
She is co-author of "The Major 
Foreign Powers", a leading textbook 
in the field of comparative government. 

Miss Carter is a member of Phi 
Beta Kappa, the American and Ca- 
nadian Political Science Assns., and 
the American Assn. of University 
Women. She served a two-year term 
on the Council of the American Politi- 
cal Science Assn. and is currently vice 
president of the African Studies Assn. 

Visitor From Burma 

Burmese educator Da Khin Kyi 
gave an illustrated lecture about "Life 
in Burma" at Oglethorpe last month, 
displaying examples of Burmese art 
and craftwork. She has been studying 
education in the DeKalb County school 
system for the past three months under 
a Fulbright grant. 

Paae 3 


Dr. Murray M. Copeland '23, Pro- 
fessor and Chairman of the Depart- 
ment of Oncology at the Georgetown 
University School of Medicine, as- 
sumed the presidency of the South- 
eastern Surgical Congress, at its annual 
meeting in Baltimore on March 12, 
1958. The Southeastern Surgical Con- 
gress is one of the outstanding regional 
Surgical Societies in the United States. 
with over 1,700 members. 

Dr. Copeland was born in McDon- 
ough, Georgia and after graduating 
from Oglethorpe University, received 
his Doctor of Medicine Degree at 
Johns Hopkins University. He was 
trained at the Union Memorial Hos- 
pital, Baltimore; had a fellowship both 
at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Min- 
nesota, and at Memorial Hospital, New 
York City. 

He taught at the Johns Hopkins 
University Medical School and the 
University of Maryland School of 
Medicine prior to World War II. Fol- 
lowing his tour of duty in the Army, 
he came to Georgetown University as 
Professor of Oncology in 1947. 

Considered one of the world authori- 
ties on tumors of the bone. Dr. Cope- 
land's contributions have been chiefly 
in the area of diagnosis and treatment 
in the field of cancer. He holds a di- 
rectorship in the American Cancer So- 
ciety and membership on the National 
Advisory Cancer Council of the Na- 
tional Cancer Institute. Dr. Copeland 
is the co-author of two Internationally 
known books, "Tumors of Bone," and 
"Diseases of the Breast", published 
by J. B. Lippincott Company. 

DFRH (Continued from Page 1) 

Since retiring from Congress, Mr. 
Hartley has maintained an office in 
Washington, acting as a legislative 
consultant, specializing in labor-man- 
agement relations. He will discuss 
"Right To Work" — the legal aspects 
of management and employee rights. 

Mr. Hartley's panel members are 
Frank Constanay, attorney, Atlanta 
and Reginald Hancock, attorney, At- 

G. Robert Baer, general manufac- 
turing manager of the Perfect Circle 
Corp. in Hagerstown, Indiana, will 
deal with the most modern methods 
of "Developing Managerial Ability" — 
not only an approach to present man- 
agement, but a pattern to follow in 

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Dr. Murray M. Copeland 

cultivating future managerial person- 

Prior to his present position, Mr. 
Baer became manager of the Employ- 
ment Office, Cincinnati Plant of the 
Wright Aeronautical Corp. in 1940. 
His association with the Perfect Circle 
Corp. began in April 1942 when he 
became ass't. personnel manager of 
the Richmond plant. Mr. Baer's career 
was interrupted by WW II, during 
which he served as an officer with the 
U.S. Navy aboard a destroyer escort. 
After his discharge, he returned to 
Perfect Circle as ass't. personnel man- 
ager in Hagerstown, rose to ass't. labor 
relations manager in 1948, became 
ass't. to vice president-general mana- 
ger in 1950, and attained his present 
position as general manufacturing 
manager in 1957. 

Mr. Baer's panel members will be 
Arthur L. Poor, vice president, general 
manager of McNeely, Inc. located in 
Marietta, Ga., and G. M. Williams, 
Jr., plant manager of the Scoville Man- 
ufacturing Co. in Clarkesville, Ga. 

Richard J. Learson, vice president 
for group insurance with Mutual of 
New York, will handle "Fringe Bene- 
fits" — getting better employee appre- 
ciation of fringe benefits. 

He began his career in the personal 
insurance field more than thirty years 
ago in the actuarial department of 
John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance 
Co. In 1943, he joined the Western 
and Southern Life Insurance Co. as 
ass't. actuary. He had advanced to 
vice president and actuary when he 
left the company in January, 1950 to 
become associate manager of selection 
for Mutual of New York. 

Saturday, May 3 

When MONY created its Office 
Operations department in 1952, Mr. 
Learson was named to head the new 
department as vice president. The fol- 
lowing year MONY entered the group 
insurance field with a unique plan 
called "Module Multiprotection" and, 
in 1954 Mr. Learson was appointed 
vice president of Module operations, 
which encompassed the whole range 
of comprehensive coverage for large 
and small groups. He was named to 
his present post on formation of 
MONY's group department last year. 

Mr. Learson's panel members will 
be Thomas P. Boles, Jr., senior mem- 
ber: Boles, Andrews and Towne, actu- 
aries and management consultants, 
and C. S. Cutini, Director of Agencies, 
Life Insurance Co. of Georgia. 

George D. Heaton, management 
consultant of Matthews, N. C, will go 
into "Human Relations" — manage- 
ment's everlasting problem, to under- 
stand and to be understood ... by 

Mr. Heaton is a dynamic speaker of 
national reknown, having addressed 
meetings, conferences and seminars 
for some of the largest organizations 
in the country. He also spoke at the 
first Oglethorpe Management Confer- 
ence. His speech was widely acclaimed 
as the most informative and enter- 
taining of last year's group. 

Mr. Heaton's panel members will 
be M. J. Meredith, personnel director. 
Mail Order Dept., Sears Roebuck Co., 
Atlanta and Edward B. Baker, per- 
sonnel director, Cluett Peabody, At- 

In view of the fact that Homecom- 
ing Day is Saturday, May 3 and this 
conference is May 1 and 2, you may 
wish to take a long week-end com- 
bining business and pleasure by at- 
tending both. 

The registration fee for the Man- 
agement Conference is $50.00 A 
block of rooms at the Atlanta Bilt- 
more Hotel will be held until April 20 
for the convenience of Conferees. 
Room reservations and reservations 
for the Conference must be made by 
April 20. Address all requests to: W. 
A. Egerton, Oglethorpe University, 
Atlanta, Georgia. The deadline will be 
extended for alumni replying promptly. 

The Flying Petrel 

Petrels Post 2nd Best Cage 
Record in 0. U. History 

by BOB OLIVER '57 

A successful chapter in Oglethorpe 
basketball history was written during 
the 1957-58 season on the North At- 
lanta campus as the Stormy Petrels 
posted an impressive record of 18 vic- 
tories in 24 outings. 

The 18-6 reading is second only to 
the fine 22-5 mark chalked up by the 
1948 team, the latter being the best 
in the school's cage history. 

The "road back" for Oglethorpe 
athletics has been much shorter than 
many expected when Garland Pin- 
holster was hired as athletic director 
at the beginning of the 1956-57 school 
year. In" his first year Pinholster 
guided his charges to an 8-12 record. 
As his second year at the basketball 
helm came to an end Pinholster com- 
mented: "We're very proud of the boys 
and our record this year; the spirit on 
the team, and among the student body, 
was excellent." 

Personnelwise, there were but two 
major additions to this season's club 
over the team that posted the 8-12 
slate a year ago. Coach Pinholster 
accredits most of the improvement to 
"more experience with the offense and 
better spirit and greater effort." 

However, the two additions cannot 
be overlooked. Freshman guard Wayne 
Dobbs and junior college transfer 
John Mobley added strength to the 
club. Dobbs, who is destined to be an 
outstanding player for Oglethorpe, had 
a good rookie season. Mobley, who 
stands 6-5, came on strong at the sea- 
son's end after a slow start and proved 
to be a definite asset on the back- 

But returnees from the 1956-57 
club carried most of the load: Eddie 
Starnes, Bruce Hauck, Billy Carter 
and Scotty Shamp. Senior Starnes led 
all scorers and rebounders, averaging 
better than 15 points and some nine 
rebounds per outing. Hauck had his 
best scoring year in his three seasons 
on the Petrel club; Carter was second 
only to Starnes in the point-getting 
derby and continued his ball-hawking 
ways; and Shamp's work on the back- 
boards more than offset his on-again- 
off-again scoring habits. 

Joe Sewell, who fires at the basket 
from the portside, was sidelined the 
first half of the season with glandular 
fever, but came on to win a starting 
berth at guard as the campaign closed. 
Freshmen John Powell and Scott 
Stevenson and senior Jimmy Clower 

April, 1958 


Baseball has returned to the Ogle- 
thorpe campus after a one year lapse. 
The momentum of previous seasons 
has been lost, so the 1958 team must 
begin from scratch. 

Coach Pinholster feels that it is in 
"much the same position as basket- 
ball was last year." He stated "we have 
several fine players, but our main 
problem is that we don't have enough 
good players, especially at the key 
positions." This is understandable, for 
the 1958 edition has but 1 1 men on 
the squad. 

Most of the players are not assigned 
to play one position as is the usual 
case. For example, when Joe Sewell, 
our only pitcher with previous experi- 
ence has to be pulled, he goes to first 
base. Joe Duckworth moves from first 
to third. Third baseman Bruce Hauck 
catches so catcher Billy Carter can 
pitch. This is hardly an enviable situ- 
ation for a coach, even one as able 
and imaginative as Pinholster. 

Another interesting item is that nine 
of the eleven were on the basketball 
team including cage manager Ted Bay- 
ley, who plays right field. John Mobley, 
the tenth member, is expected to re- 
join them in a week or two. John was 
married recently. 

Concerning what we can expect 
from the present nine, Pinholster said, 


rounded out the nine-man squad. 

Clower, Starnes and Hauck will be 
lost to graduation — but Pinholster 
feels he can fill their places with sev- 
eral strong prospects in the offing for 
next year. 

In chalking up their 18 victories 
the Petrels captured dual wins over 
Jacksonville (Ala.) State Teachers, 
Georgia State College, the University 
of Chattanooga, West Georgia College, 
Valdosta State College, Piedmont Col- 
lege, North Georgia College; and 
single wins over Athens (Ala.) College, 
Shorter College, College of Charleston 
and Berry College. The six losses were 
suffered at the hands of Mercer (twice), 
Newberry, Athens College, College of 
Charleston and Berry. 

The Oglethorpe team was the best 
defensive club the school has pro- 
duced. In 24 games the opposition 
averaged but 50.9 points a contest; 
this was the third best in the country 
among NAIA member schools. 

Cagers Acclaimed 

Coach Garland Pinholster and 
three of his basketball charges came 
in for statewide acclaim at the end of 
the 1957-58 cage season. Pinholster 
was named Georgia small-college 
Coach of the Year by the Atlanta 
Journal "on the basis of Oglethorpe's 
1 3-6 chart - - considering the inex- 
perienced personnel Pinholster was 
forced to work with." 

Eddie Starnes, Petrel center, was 
selected unanimously for the Georgia 
small-college all-state first team and 
chosen for the second team of the 
Georgia all-college squad. Bruce 
Hauck and Scotty Shamp were given 
honorable mention for both the small- 
college and all-college All-Georgia 


"We expect to win some ball games 
before the season is over. Neverthe- 
less, this year will be enjoyed by our 
opponents. We expect to receive some 
degree of pleasure and happiness at 
their expense next year. We have sev- 
eral fine players coming in next year, 
including two or three pitchers with 

He added, "We are cleanly and 
neatly uniformed, thanks to our 
Booster Club, and we are doing our 
dead-level best, thanks to the fine 
carry-over of morale by the boys from 
our basketball squad. 

Pinholster said, "with these things 
in mind, my deepest respect is ex- 
tended to these boys who are paying 
the price of an organizational year, 
and, who, even so, are doing their 
best to make their opponents live as 
hard as possible." 

He ended his appraisal by saying, 
"we're really not asking for sympathy, 
because we don't intend to give any 
when our time comes." 

The players and their positions are: 

Bruce Hauck 

3B, C. P 

Billy Carter 

C, P, SS 

Wayne Dobbs 


Eddie Starnes 


Jimmy Clower 


Joe Sewell 

P, IB 

Jack Lane 


Joe Duckworth 

IB, 3B, OF 

Scott Stevenson 

C, RF 

John Powell 


Ted Bayley 


Page 5 


Dr. Martin Abbott, professor of 
history, has brought to light another 
little-known event of reconstruction 
days in his latest article, "A Mountain 
School in Tennessee: Some Recon- 
struction Letter". It appeared in the 
March 1958 issue of The Tennessee 
Historical Quarterly. 

It is little realized today, except by 
historians studying Southern history, 
that some areas of the South remained 
loyal to the Union during the Civil 
War. During the reconstruction, a 
great deal of Federal money was used 
to rehabilitate the freed men. However, 
no funds were allocated to help the 
poor whites, who comprised the 
southern Union element. 

Dr. Abbott's article relates the 1866 
founding and early operation of a 
school, by the New York philanthro- 
pist C. R. Robert, purposely designed 
for that group. The school was located 
atop Lookout Mountain near Chatta- 
nooga, Tennessee, and it was prob- 
ably the only school of its kind. 

In addition to his regular teaching 
duties and fastidious research work, 
Dr. Abbott usually reviews a book a 
month for the Chattanooga Times 


MURPHEY (Continued from Page 1) 

chapel committee. He is a member in 
good standing of the NAAOU and the 

OABC and is chairman of the Safety 
Films Project of the Personnel Club of 

His wife, the former Jeannine Sue 
Garrard '56 of Atlanta, was a fellow- 
student at Oglethorpe. The couple have 
two children, Karen, three years old, 
and Kenneth Michael who will be two 
in July. They live at 3640 San Juan 
Dr., Decatur. 

If you know someone who is in- 
terested in Oglethorpe, ask them to call 
(CEdar 3-6772) or write Mike Mur- 
phey, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, 


March 3 1 Emory There 

April 7 Florida Southern There 

9 Georgia State* Here 

19 Florida Southern Here 

24 Georgia State Here 

26 Emory at Oxford Here 

May 2 Emory " " There 

8 Emory Here 

* Incompleted — rain 



April 1 North Georgia There 

4 Piedmont* There 

14 Berry There 

17 West Georgia There 

22 Berry Here 

" 28 Jacksonville State Here 

May 3 West Georgia Here 

7 Jacksonville State There 

12 North Georgia Here 

16 Piedmont Here 

* Rained out — to be played later 


Lost Alumni 

Do you know of Oglethorpe alumni 
who do not receive The Flying Petrel? 

If so, please send their correct names 
and current addresses to the Editor. 

The alumni office is working hard 
to bring the Alumni mailing list up 
to date. It is a continuing job, for over 
the period of a year an appreciable 
number move to new addresses. We 
are also steadily tracking down addi- 
tional addresses of alumni who are 
not on our active file. 

You can help in the following ways: 

1. If you move, send us your new 
address immediately. 

2. If your name or address is shown 
incorrectly on any mailing piece, 
please supply correct data. 

3. Advise us of any alumnus who 
is not receiving current alumni mail- 


According to Coach Garland Pin- 
holster, the Petrel tennis team is the 
"physically strongest" Oglethorpe has 
had in some time. Although they lost 
their first two matches, they show 
promise of having a successful cam- 

Pinholster said, "as in baseball, we 
have several basketball players carry- 
ing a big share of the load. Seniors 
Eddie Starnes, Jimmy Clower, Bruce 
Hauck and freshman Wayne Dobbs 
are all earning three letters this year. 
Without them our sports program 
would be crippled. 

"Returning serviceman Floyd Hop- 
kins adds a good deal of strength to 
our team, as do Marc Weinberg, Joe 
Harb, and senior Ernie Stone, who is 
out for tennis for the first time. Harold 
Buck, Frank Simmons and Tom Dea- 
con have returned from last year's 

Pinholster believes that this is the 
year the netmen will have to prove 
Oglethorpe is capable of fielding a 
tennis team of intercollegiate caliber, 
because prospects for the next two 
years look slim. He said, "we have 
new courts and an adequate schedule. 
All we need is production." 

Alumni Invited 

The NAAOU executive committee 
wishes to make it known that its meet- 
ings are open to any alumnus who 
wants to attend them. In fact, they 
urge interested alumni to come and 
help in the planning and executing of 
alumni activities. 

Meetings are held in different mem- 
bers' homes on the first Tuesday in 
each month at 8:00 P.M., with the 
exception of December. Call the Edi- 
tor of The Flying Petrel for more 
specific information. (CEdar 3-6772) 



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The Flying Petrel 


Joe Bealer Moore, Jr. "26 of 

Gainesville, Ga. died on March 10. 

Mrs. Virginia Wade Bolden '27. re- 
tired Atlanta school teacher, died on 
February 24. 

Floyd C. Cooper, Jr. "29. son of 
Ethel Taylor Cooper '40 a retired 
teacher, is chief investigator for the 
Florida Real Estate Commission. His 
home is in Orlando, Fla. Last June 
there were two graduations in his fam- 
ily, his son Charles graduating with 
honors from West Point and receiving 
the Eisenhower award for leadership, 
and Floyd Cooper III getting his M.D. 
from the University of Tennessee 
where he is now interning. 

Virginia Templemen (Mrs. L. E.) 
Wilson '32 of Atlanta died on April 
8 after an illness of several weeks. Her 
husband is the owner of Wilson Appli- 
ance Co. and the Morningside Appli- 
ance and Kitchen Center in Buckhead. 

F. Palmer Smith, Jr. '36 has recent- 
ly consolidated a portion of his in- 
surance business with the firm of 
Lagerquist & Co., 273 Buckhead Ave. 
N.E., Atlanta and will move his agen- 
cy to this address in the near future. 
Representing the same companies for 
the past 1 2 years, he originally had 
office space with Lipscomb-Ellis Co., 
then established his own agency in the 
Candler Building 15 years ago. He 
has won several awards from the Na- 
tional Casualty Company and others 
for his accomplishment in the casualty 
and accident-health insurance fields. 

Sue Bailey (Mrs. Daniel W.) Sulli- 
van '37 is home from the hospital re- 
cuperating from an operation. She 
lives at 1 109 W. 19th St., Odessa, Tex. 

Cmdr. C. Frank Cawthen, Jr., '38 

living in New Orleans, has made 
Homecoming reservations for he and 
his wife. 

Jeanette Bentley Moon '38 asks the 
'38 alumni to make a special effort 
to attend Homecoming for their 20th 
reunion anniversary. 

Dr. Clyde F. Bays '38, a dentist in 
Jackson, Kentucky, was in Atlanta 
last March for the 15th reunion of 
alumni of the Atlanta Dental College. 

Mrs. Ruby Roberson '41 fifth grade 
teacher at Oakhurst School, was chosen 
to represent the City of Decatur in 
Fifth District judging for the "Teacher 
of the Year". Mrs. Roberson has been 
teaching in public school since 19 15. 

Fd Vallette '42 has recently been 
raised to officer status in the Federal 
Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is Direc- 
tor of Personnel. 

June Rader Childs '47 and her hus- 
band Bill, own Child's Poodle Ranch. 
June served on the Board of the Geor- 
gia Poodle Club and was re-elected 
for 1958. She is showing a silver- 
colored poodle, which she bred, in the 
Spring show. 



Dr. Richard M. Reser, professor of 
Sociology, has received a Danforth 
Grant which will enable him to attend 
a two-week seminar at the University 
of North Carolina. The theme of the 
meeting, running from July 20 to 
August 2, is "Sociology in Religion." 
Only 25 college-teaching sociologists 
have been chosen as recipients of this 

Dr. Reser has also been named 
chairman of the sociology group of the 
University Center, an organization of 
several of the major colleges and uni- 
versities in Georgia. 


Dr. Arthur L. Cohen, professor of 
Biology, will read a paper at the an- 
nual meeting of the Association of 
Southeastern Biologists to be held at 
Florida State University, Tallahassee, 
on April 17-19. The paper is entitled 
"Flagellation and the 'Pseudo-flagell- 
um' in the Swarmcells of the Myxomy- 
cete, Didymium nigripes." Several 
Oglethorpe science students will 
accompany Dr. Cohen to the meeting, 
to hear papers read by eminent south- 
eastern biologists and to collect speci- 
mens for use in the laboratories. 

Are You Disappointed? 

We have heard via the grapevine, 
that some alumni are disappointed 
when news about them fails to appear 
in The Flying Petrel. The Petrel's 
policy has been, and continues to be, 
that alumni news is of the highest pri- 
ority. There is only one reason why 
your promotion, marriage, honor, and 
other items of interest have not been 
mentioned — we were not advised of 

Information about YOU is the most 
important feature of your alumni 
quarterly. Will you send us some — 


April, 1958 

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Norma Rader (Mrs. William Nelson) 
Johnson '47, now living in Stamford, 
Conn., is building a home in Green- 
wich, Conn. Her husband is doing 
special research for Carbon-Carbide 

Elmer H. Etling '49, Atlanta, is 
working for H. D. Lee Company as 
industrial representative covering the 
Southeastern States of Alabama, Flori- 
da, Georgia, Mississippi, South Caro- 
lina and Tennessee. 

Dr. VV. Kent Hovis '49 has been 
practicing chiropractic in the Atlanta 
area for four years, after completion of 
four years at the Palmer School of 
Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. On 
April 1, he opened new offices at 1220 
Dresden Dr. in Brookhaven. His wife 
is the former Joyce Rounds '49. 

Liz Stephens (Mrs. Robert S.) Cow- 
gill '49 has a new baby girl, Mary 
Evelyn. She also has a 2-year old, 
Sarah Beth. 

Leif '50 and Margaret Graham '49 

Haug. Stamford, Conn., will be going 
to Europe again for two months this 
summer, with their two children. 
Leif is with the United Nations. 

Anne Adams Wilt '51, Chamblee, 
Ga. has a daughter, Nancy Adams, 
born March 14. This makes a boy and 
two girls for the D. Frank Wilt family. 

Lt. Shelly Godkin 52, with the U.S. 
Air Force at Hampton, Va. has a 
daughter Sherrie Jo born March 14. 

O. K. Sheffield '53 of Atlanta went 
with the Fulton National Bank last 
November as new business representa- 

Ralph L. Dolgoff '54 of Savannah 
is now a private in the army at Ft. 
Monmouth, N. J. 

Ray H. Fennelle '54 of Atlanta has 
a leading role in the New England 
Conservatory Opera Department's pro- 
duction of "Cosi Fan Tutte," under 
the direction of Boris Goldovsky. Mr. 
Fennelle has appeared with the At- 
lanta Pop Concert series and with the 
Third Army Band. 

Ann and Edith Head '54, of Buchan- 
an, Ga., WAC officers and sisters at 
Fort Dix infantry training center, have 
been promoted to first lieutenants. 
They completed the officers basic 
course at Fort McClellan, Ala. and 
were assigned to Fort Dix a year ago, 
having entered the Women's Army 
Corps in August, 1956. Ann is pres- 
ently serving as an instructor with the 
Specialist Training Regiment and her 
younger sister, Edith, is in charge of 
the testing section at the Reception 
Station of the Army Personnel Center 
at Fort Dix. 

Willard Therrell (Mrs. John) Dillard 

'55, teacher at the Spring Street School, 
Atlanta, died March 30 after several 
months' illness. Her niece Marie Ther- 
rell '57, daughter of Dave C. Therrell 

'3 1 of Columbus, lived with her at her 
home in Chamblee. 

Rev. Carl L. Lunsford '56 has left 
Wake Forest for the Mt. Zion Pas- 
torium at Raleigh, N. C. 

We understand that Liz Mathieu '55 

an airline stewardess, now flies out 
of Miami, Fla. She formerly flew from 
Chicago. If anyone knows her pres- 
ent address, please forward it to Edi- 
tor, The Flying Petrel. 

Gordon Hiles '57 made the honor 
society, Order of the Gownsmen, in 
his first semester at the University of 
the South. He also has won 10 of 11 
starts in the 200-yard backstroke on 
the varsity swimming team. Gordon is 
working for his Bachelor of Divinity 
degree which he expects to receive in 

Ensign James A. Magee '57 U.S. 

N.R. visited the campus Feb. 1 to at- 
tend the basketball game with Jack- 
sonville State College and the victory 
dance which followed. Jim has re- 
cently been transferred from Pensa- 
cola to NAAS Whiting Field, Milton, 

AI Sheppard '58 has received a 
Woodrow Wilson fellowship in the na- 
tional program of one-year fellowships 
for outstanding students interested in 
college teaching careers. He will re- 
ceive $1,400 plus tuition, and may at- 
tend a graduate school of his choice. 
Al is married to the former Pua Pros- 
ser '60 of Lanikai, Hawaii. 

Rita Marholin '59 was married on 
February 16 to Norman Frederick 
Steinberger. The newlyweds are living 
at Statesville, N. C. mailing address, 
Box 923. 



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