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Full text of "Flying Petrel, April 1959"

EDITION 



Vol. 41 



Published by National Oglethorpe Alumni Association, April, 1959 



H-DAY SATURDAY, MAY 9 




Sophomores see sure sign of spring at Oglethorpe. From left Martha Laird, Sandra Ellenburg 
and Barbara Baughman admire one ol the Japanese cherry trees in bloom on campus. 



AFTER THE RAINS . . . 

Spring 

Spring has come to Oglethorpe! 
After endless weeks of rain, the cam- 
pus and the students have finally 
emerged in all their spring finery. The 
dogwood is in full bloom and new 
spring clothes are blossoming out, too. 

The stadium is being put to its 
traditional use of being an ideal place 
to "soak up the rays" when there is 
too little time to go to the lake. But 
Lake Phoebe is all cleaned up and 
ready for the onslaught that always 
descends upon it at this time of the 
year. 



Another happy event is the fact 
that the baseball field can finally be 
finished now that it is not three feet 
deep in mud from the rains. Coach 
Pinholster's boys can be heard out 
there practicing every day, not to men- 
tion the little neighborhood boys who 
habitually use the field for their own 
games. 

And it is certainly true that at Ogle- 
thorpe in Spring young men's fancies 
do turn to thoughts of love as couples 
are seen strolling down the granite 
walks from Phoebe Hearst to Lupton 
and Lowry. 

Come and see spring again at Ogle- 
thorpe on Homecoming Day, May 9. 



The 1959 edition of Homecoming 
Day is expected to bring a near record 
number of alumni back to the Ogle- 
thorpe University campus. In each of 
the last two years, alumni who attended 
numbered more than twice those of the 
preceding year. More than 300 people 
were fed at H-Day '58, and present in- 
dications point to a greater attendance 
on May 9. 

A special effort to attend should be 
made by alumni whose classes end in 
"4" and "9", every five years back 
from 1959. The Class of 1934 should 
make an extra special effort to come 
back to their 25th anniversary. 

A full program has been planned for 
your pleasure. Registration begins at 
1:30 p.m. followed by a baseball game 
at 2 p.m. The Stormy Petrels are un- 
beaten (5-0) to date. 

Afternoon refreshments will be serv- 
ed in the Great Hall at 4:30 p.m. prior 
to the annual National Alumni Asso- 
ciation meeting in the auditorium. The 
Booster Club meeting will begin at 
5:45 p.m. in the gym, after which a 
film of the Petrels' basketball win over 
Mercer's Bears will be shown. 

Alumni will be guests of the Uni- 
versity at the smorgasbord supper on 
the lawn at 6:30 p.m. Meal chits will 
be given at the registration desk. 

The evening's entertainment will fea- 
ture the Oglethorpe Player's presenta- 
tion of Christopher Fry's "The Lady's 
Not for Burning" in the auditorium at 
8 p.m. Dancing for alumni young in 
heart will be held at Peachtree Gar- 
dens from 9:30 p.m. to 12. 

Please return immediately the reply 
cards you have received, so you can 
have seconds at supper. 



April, 1959 

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

Printed by 
Russell & Wardlaw 

Creighton Perry '37 _ President 

Stephen Schmidt '40 _. 1st V. President 
Howard Thranhardt '35 .._ 2nd V. Pres. 

O. K. Sheffield '53 3rd V. President 

Betty Villegas '49 ._ Treasurer 

Tommie Carpsr '37 Secretary 

Daniel L. Uffner, Jr.. '51 Editor 

Catherine Leonard '58 Alumni Secretary 



Thinking of Summer School? 

Oglethorpe University is expanding 
its summer school program to include 
at least 21 college-credit courses with 
the possible addition of 14 more if 
demand is sufficient. 

All of the courses listed below will 
be offered in the first or second of the 
five-week sessions which begin on 
June 15 and July 20. 
English Composition I, II 
Elementary French I, II 
Philosophy: Understanding of Man 
Logic 

Science: Man and the Universe 
History of Western Civilization I, II 
American Government I, II 
American History I, II 
Social Problems 
Sociology: The Community 
History of Music I, II 
Comparative Economic Systems 
Children's Literature 
Elementary School Art 
Elementary School Music 
Survey of English Literature I, II 
Understanding Poetry 
Modern Literature I, II 
Romantic Literature 
Victorian Literature 
Principles of Economics 
American Economic History 
Basic Mathematics I, II 
Introduction to Psychology I, II 
Kindergarten Curriculum: Materials 
and Methods 
Mrs. Marjorie MacConnell, registrar, 
will supply additional information. Call 
her at CEdar 3-6772 or write c/o 
Oglethorpe University, Oglethorpe 
University Station, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Registration should be made prior 
to May 20. 

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IT'S YOUR TURN AT BAT 

Every student who attends college 
receives a grant-in-aid. He is now; he 
has in the past; and he will in the fu- 
ture. 

Tuition and other fees approximate 
50% of the actual cost of instruction 
in private and church supported col- 
leges. State supported schools usually 
charge students an even smaller per- 
centage, with the resulting larger de- 
ficits being made up by tax money. 

Most of the additional income is 
received from auxiliary enterprises on 
and off the campus, interest and capi- 
tal gains from endowment funds, grants 
from foundations and businesses, be- 
quests. Trustees' gifts, and alumni con- 
tributions. Denominational schools re- 
ceive annual financial support from 
their religious affiliates. 

Private colleges, such as Oglethorpe, 
are excluded by their very nature from 
receiving tax money or church dona- 
tions for support. Therefore, a greater 
emphasis must be made to get finan- 
cial assistance in alternative ways. One 
alternative, which amounts to millions 
of dollars per year in some institutions, 
is alumni contributions. 

Oglethorpe alumni can feel proud 
of the fact that they have increased 
their help to the University ten-fold in 
the last three years. Not many colleges 
can boast of an increase near this mag- 
nitude. In a sense, each alumnus who 
contributes can gain the feeling that 
he is helping to defray the cost of edu- 
cation of a student now in attendance, 
as his costs were partially defrayed by 
someone preceding him. 

Beyond the emotional desire of 
wanting one's alma mater to be among 
the most outstanding, support of your 
college makes good sense from a busi- 
ness and personal standpoint. The 
continual rise in the standard of living 
is dependent upon good higher edu- 
cation. Good colleges produce ade- 
quately trained graduates who take 
their place in our economy as higher 
calibre producers and consumers. This 
aspect is important to all of us whether 
we have a child in college or are har- 
vesting the fruits of our economy. 

Finally, colleges attempt, with vary- 
ing degrees of success, to instill in their 
students a feeling of social, civic, and 
political responsibility. Oglethorpe 
graduates have proven that they have 
learned this feeling exceedingly well. 

Oglethorpe University needs your 
help to continue the work it has carried 
on so well in the past. Send your check 
for the FORWARD OGLETHORPE 
FUND today, won't you? 



Perry Receives First 

Distinguished Alumnus Award 

Creighton I. Perry '37 was awarded 
the 1959 Distinguished Alumnus 
Award at the first annual Honors Day 
Convocation held at Oglethorpe on 
April 23 for the purpose of presenting 
awards and honoring superior students 
in scholarship and leadership. The 
Alumnus award is a svmbol of the ap- 
preciation and gratitude of Oglethorpe 
for the special efforts and achievements 
in furthering the growth of alumni 
participation in the development of 
Oglethorpe University. 

Sidney Mobley of Powder Springs 
received the Sally Hull Weltner Award 
for scholarship, presented by the Ogle- 
thorpe University Woman's Club, and 
the James Edward Oglethorpe Award 
for Merit for women. Joe T. Green of 
Forest Park was awarded the Faculty 
Scholarship Award and the LeConte 
Honorary Science Society Award. Miss 
Mobley and Mr. Green were recently 
honored by the Atlanta Chamber of 
Commerce at a dinner for outstanding 
high school and college students in the 
Atlanta area. 

The James Edward Oglethorpe 
Award for Merit for men and the David 
Hesse Memorial Award for excellence 
in athletics went to Billy W. Carter of 
Atlanta. The Duchess Club Award for 
freshmen was given to Charlotte Shirah 
of Temple, Ga.; the Boar's Head 
Award for freshmen to Jay Rowland, 
Gainesville, Fla.; the Parker Prize in 
Law to Hugo S. Hammond. Cumming, 
Ga.; the MacConnell Award to William 
B. Christian, Jacksonville, Fla.; and 
the Chemical Rubber Company Award 
to Charles T. Ingram of Ball Ground, 
Ga. 

The convocation address was given 
by Professor Wendell H. Brown, Chair- 
man of the Division of Human Under- 
standing. In his topic, "The True 
Honor Student", Professor Brown dis- 
cussed the characteristics of the true 
honor student as native ability, curiosi- 
ty, bookishness, academic honesty, and 
a sense of responsibility. In conclu- 
sion, he said that "the true honor stu- 
dent is one who not only brings honor 
to himself, but honor to all humanity." 

VISITOR SPEAKS AT 
SCIENCE SEMINAR 

Dr. James M. Dent, professor of 
Biology at the University of Virginia, 
spoke at a science seminar at Ogle- 
thorpe in February. The University 
Center visiting scholar spoke on "Re- 
generation in Amphibians". 

The Flying Petrel 




Dr. and Mrs. Don- 
ald C. Agnew ad- 
mire the money 
tree, bearing silver 
dollars, which was 
decorated and given 
to them by the 
Oglethorpe iaculty 
and staff on their 
twenty-fifth wedding 
anniversary on 
March 30. 



ENROLLMENT UP 
- AND GROWING 

"Applications are up 50% over last 
year", reported Dean George C. Sew- 
ard. He estimated conservatively that 
enrollment would rise to 235 — up 
from the present 195. 

Thus are indicated the results of 
Oglethorpe's year-old campaign to de- 
velop a larger student body. 

The average college board score of 
the applicants accepted for admission 
is higher, too. This fact seems to 
herald another superior freshman class. 

The calibre of the present student 
body can best be pointed out by the 
exceedingly few failures. The peak en- 
rollment normally falls at the begin- 
ning of a school year, but Oglethorpe's 
student body has increased in each suc- 
ceeding quarter due to a larger num- 
ber of students transferring in than 
those who dropped out or failed. 

Dr. Seward also mentioned that the 
Junior Admissions program, used regu- 
larly by many eastern colleges and tried 
on a limited scale at Oglethorpe, has 
worked out well and is being expanded 
this year. 

Admission to the program is limited 
to superior high school students who 
have completed their junior year and 
lack only their fourth year of English. 
Upon the satisfactory completion of 
a summer English course at Ogle- 
thorpe, they will be accepted as fresh- 
men in the fall quarter. 

Candidates for the Junior Admission 
program this year are more than double 
those of previous years. 

If the present pace continues, Ogle- 
thorpe will reach its goal of 600 stu- 
dents ahead of schedule. 



DR. DONALD C. AGNEW 

O - DAY SPEAKER 

President Donald C. Agnew spoke 
to the trustees, faculty, and students 
at the annual "Oglethorpe Day" con- 
vocation on February 12. 

In his topic, "The Emerging Image 
of Oglethorpe University", he stated 
that reorganization is now taking place 
in preparation for "a student body of 
600 within the next few years". 

President Agnew said that the Ogle- 
thorpe Idea is to forge the strongest 
possible link between the academic 
and the practical, between human un- 
derstanding and know-how, between 
culture and proficiency, and between 
past and present. 

Preceding the convocation, there 
was a regularly scheduled meeting of 
the Board of Trustees on campus. 
Also, original paintings from the col- 
lection of Professor Robert Scharf 
were shown in the Art Gallery in 
Phoebe Hearst Hall. 

MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR 

DUCHESS CLUB LUNCHEON FACULTY DOINGS 



ALSTON, WEISS 
NEW O. U. TRUSTEES 

The election of two Atlanta business 
men to the Board of Trustees of Ogle- 
thorpe University was announced last 
month b\ Board Chairman G. Arthur 
Howell. 

The two new members are Philip 
H. Alston, Jr. and Morton L. Weiss. 
Mr. Alston is a partner in the law firm 
of Alston, Sibley, Miller, Spann, and 
Shackleford. He received his Bachelor 
of Arts degree from the University of 
Georgia in 1932, attended Harvard 
Law School, and received his Bache- 
lor of Laws degree from Emory Uni- 
versity Law School in 1934. He served 
as a Lieutenant in the Navy in World 
War II. 

Mr. Weiss is president of Montag 
Brothers, Inc., stationery manufactu- 
rers. He is a director of that firm and 
also of Triangle Shoe Company, Tho- 
mas Paint products Company, Atlanta 
Freight Bureau, and Narrows Realty 
Company. He received his Bachelor 
of Science degree from Harvard in 
1939 and his Master of Arts in Busi- 
ness Administration from the Harvard 
Graduate School of Business Admini- 
stration in 1941. Mr. Weiss served for 
four years in the Army during World 
War II and was honorably discharged 
as Captain AUS in 1945. 

He is also vice-president of the 
Paper Stationery and Tablet Manu- 
facturers Association, Inc., president 
of the Atlanta Jewish Community 
Council, treasurer of the Atlanta Jew- 
ish Community Center, and a former 
general chairman of the Atlanta Jew- 
ish Welfare Fund and the Atlanta Red 
Cross campaign. He is currently presi- 
dent of the Standard Town and Coun- 
try Club and a member of the Break- 
fast Club. 



The Annual Duchess Club Luncheon 
will be held on May 9 (Homecoming 
Day) at the Lighthouse Restaurant on 
Peachtree Street across from the Co- 
lonial Terrace Hotel. The luncheon is 
scheduled to start at 12:30 P.M. If 
any former Duchess Club members do 
not receive notices, but wish to attend 
the luncheon, please notify Miss Fran- 
cine Klein, Treasurer, Duchess Club, 
Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Geor- 
gia. The price of the luncheon is $2.00 
per person. 



Dr. George C. Seward, Dean and 
Vice-President of Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity, attended the annual meeting of 
the Association for Higher Education 
section of the National Education As- 
sociation held at the Peck-Congress 
Hotel in Chicago March 1-3. 

On February 19, Dr. Seward spoke 
at the Parent-Teacher Association of 
the Doraville Elementary School on 
relations in the home and family. 

( continued on page 6 ) 



H-DAY SATURDAY, MAY 9 



April, 1959 



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SUPREME EFFORT 

One could say that George Kolo- 
wich '43 made a supreme effort to at- 
tend the basketball banquet in March. 

He made special arrangements with 
his party of eight to leave Denver, 
Colorado a day early for the Masters 
golf tournament which is annually held 
in Augusta, Georgia. The weather 
closed in over the Chamblee airport, 
one mile from Oglethorpe, by the time 
his DC-3 arrived at 3 P.M. After circ- 
ling the field for two hours, he decided 
to make for Chattanooga, the nearest 
open airport. On the way, Kolowich 
learned that the Rome airport was 
open, and he landed there at 6:30 P.M. 

Following a 2% hour, 70 mile taxi 
ride, Mr. and Mrs. Kolowich arrived 
at the banquet tired and hungry, but 
in good spirits. They were greeted by 
a hearty round of applause and a meal 
featuring southern fried chicken. 

ED NORTH '49 HEADS 
TOP PHYSICS SECTION 

Roy N. Goslin, professor of Physics, 
looked as proud as a first-time father 
when he handed the editor a recent 
news clipping from the Washington, 
D. C. Evening Star. 

It stated that the American Asso- 
ciation of Physics Teachers selected 
Washington-Lee High School as one 
of the 10 leading high schools in the 
nation in Physics instruction. Ed North 
'49 heads the school's physics section. 

Ed arrived at Washington-Lee in 

1951 and found 6 physics classes. In 

1952 a science honor society was or- 
ganized. In 1953 an accelerated Phy- 
sics and Math program was started. 
In 1954 a lab assistant program was 
initiated. Today with about the same 
enrollment, there are 1 1 physics classes 
with 33 students each. 

Ed's basic philosophy, "Work is 
not an escape from living; living should 
not be an escape from work", can be 
found in the Oglethorpe catalog. 

Members of the honor society last 
year received $110,000 worth of col- 
lege scholarship offers. The honor so- 
ciety holds help sessions four after- 
noons a week for any students having 
trouble with science subjects. 

Ed is active in college -high school 
planning sessions. He is doing some 
teaching at the college level, and we 
understand, he has been used as con- 
sultant from time to time by the federal 
government. 

It is gratifying to see that Ed has 
gained national recognition for the out- 
standing job he is doing. 



Page 4 



PETREL POOL JOINS 

OGLETHORPE MOVE 

Steve Schmidt, president of the Ath- 
letic Booster Club, reported that the 
agreement with the Cherry Transfer 
and Storage Co. is already proving of 
financial benefit to the OABC. 

Five contracts for Oglethorpe Moves 
have been signed and four more are 
imminent — all of which are long dis- 
tance moves. The proceeds to the 
Boosters will approximate $400. 

The agreement, as outlined in the 
letter recently sent to each alumnus, 
is simple. When your friends, neigh- 
bors, or office personnel contemplate 
moving, call or have them call Cherry 
Transfer in Atlanta, MUrray 8-6660. 
Say "This is an Oglethorpe move." The 
Oglethorpe Booster Club will receive 
5% for every move. 

Cherry Transfer is an agent for 
Greyvan Lines and has been making 
careful, considerate moves for 50 
years. If you live in a distant city and 
are planning a long distance move, call 
Cherry Transfer collect. Their agent 
in your city will handle the move. 

Jim Hinson '49 is now associated 
with Buttrill Builders as general mana- 
ger. His company which holds an Es- 
ther Williams swimming pool franchise 
will give the OABC $50 for each lead 
resulting in a completed pool. When 
giving leads, call DRake 3-6644 and 
say "This is a Petrel pool". This offer 
is necessarily limited to the Atlanta 
area by the franchise agreement. 

Here are two opportunities alumni 
can take advantage of to make an im- 
portant contribution to the high flying 
Petrels. An annual benefit of $10,000 
is a reasonable estimate of the help 
you can give them by remembering 
Cherry Transfer and Storage Co., Mur- 
ray 8-6660 and Buttrill Builders, 
Drake 3-6644. 




Coach Garland Pinholster ushers in spring 
with "little round ball" fungo practice. 

O. U. Senior 

Woodrow Wilson Fellow 

An Oglethorpe senior, Charles O. 
Jackson, has been awarded a fellow- 
ship for graduate study by the Wood- 
row Wilson Fellowship Foundation. 
Woodrow Wilson grants are given to 
outstanding students who plan a career 
in college teaching. 

This is the second year in a row that 
an Oglethorpe student has been award- 
ed a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. Al 
Shepherd '58 is now attending Emory 
on one of the grants. 

Charles, who came to Oglethorpe 
from Georgia State College of Busi- 
ness Administration in his freshman 
year, will graduate next December. 
He plans to enter Emory University 
Graduate School in January, 1960. 
His field of concentration is American 
History. 

He and his wife, the former Emma 
Lou Marks of Hapeville, live at 2862 
Caldwell Road in Atlanta. 







OGLETHORPE CALENDAR 




MAY 








1 


2 


30 


Baseball — North Georgia 


Dahlonega 


6 


2 


30 


Baseball — Piedmont 


Demorest 


8-9 


8 


30 


Player's "The Lady's Not For B 


urning" Auditorium 


9 




HOMECOMING DAY 






2 


30 


Baseball 


Home 


12 


2 


30 


Baseball — Piedmont 


Home 


16 


2 


30 


Baseball — Valdosta State 


Home 




8 


30 


Concert — Lundeen 


Auditorium 


19 


2 


30 


Baseball — North Georgia 


Home 


2 


2 


30 


Baseball — Shorter 


Rome 


29 


7 


00 


Senior Banquet 


Hellenic Center 




9 


00 


Spring Formal 


Hellenic Center 


JUNE 








7 




Commencement 





The Flying Petrel 






OGLETHORPE BASKETBALL- 1958-59 

By Gregory Favre 
Atlanta Journal Sports Writer 

The ghosts who wake up the echoes each night to roam ever so lightly 
over the wild, restless grass of the vacant lot on Peachtree — that span of earth 
surrounded by the unkept and ancient, yet certainly beautiful gothic confines 
of Hermance Stadium — can rest easy now and return to their early morning 
sleep. 



They aren't needed anymore, even 
though they shall never be forgotten. 
Oglethorpe has some modern-day he- 
roes to take their place, heroes who 
have become the rallying point, a com- 
mon denominator between the class- 
rooms and the athletic field. It is this 
balance, the perfect marriage of books 
and basketball that lifts this story out 
of the normal and projects it above 
and beyond the sometimes selfish realm 
of wholesale athletics. 

Yet, a short four years ago a quiet 
listener could hear the death rumble 
in the throats of Oglethorpe sports. 
"They aren't long for this world", was 
the not-so-polite whisper. That, how- 
ever, was before the "redhead" ar- 
rived, all six-feet of him, cocky in 
many ways, humble in many others. 

He was. they said, the Moses who 
would lead the Stormy Petrels through 
the great storm. And now that the 
1958-59 basketball season is history, 
no one will deny the fact any longer. 

Garland Pinholster, and 10 young 
men who stand tall in stature, if not 
in inches, have brought home a cham- 
pionship, the first such creature packed 
in Oglethorpe memories in years too 
many to count. 

The Petrels, playing with a spirit 
that is normally fiction, swept through 
the Georgia Intercollegiate Athletic 
Conference, in its first year, without 
taking a backward glance. And be- 
sides that, they added the heads of 
such powers as Mercer University, 
Troy State, Presbyterian, Newberry, 
Jacksonville State and Delta to the 
trophy collection. 

Yes, it was a great year. For those 
who remembered the Petrels of old, 
the teams that have taken the measure 
of Georgia and Georgia Tech on the 
football field; the baseball clubs that 
had presented Luke Appling to the 
majors; and the basketball squads 
that held their heads high, somewhere 
up around the goal. And for those 
youngsters who knew only defeat until 
four years ago. 

The record book reveals the Petrels 
won 24 games and lost only one. But 
even this glittering figure doesn't tell 
the complete story. You can't put on 
paper such intangibles as desire and 
hustle. Though they may ring with a 
trite sound, they figured into this suc- 
cess, playing a large part in making 

April, 1959 



this dream come true. 

"Many times," Coach Pinholster 
said, "those things are the difference 
between a 1 8-7 season and one like 
we had. Every athletic contest reaches 
a point where it can go one way or 
the other. A point when the winning 
complex, the extra poise, the extra 
pride, or the hungriest team, what- 
ever you would like to call it, makes 
the difference. 

"The boys show what they're made 
of in those cases. The strong win the 
close games. And we were too consis- 
tent in winning those close ones to call 
it luck. In the future we will have many 
ball clubs stronger physically, but the 
problem will be to get as many boys 
hungry enough to win the close 
games." 

Unlike the majority of competing 
teams, Oglethorpe reached a peak 
many times during the year, a mental 
mountain that most people said, could- 
n't be climbed time after time. 

Against Presbyterian the Petrels 
took the court with six men. four 
others in dress suits were ruled in- 
eligible. They finished with four men. 
Yet, they won, 59-55. 

Against Jacksonville State, the 
second time, their foes decided to hold 
the ball, convinced that was the only 
way to stop this team. For an entire 
half neither team scored, marking some 
rare spot in basketball history. Yet, 
the young Petrels refused to be shaken 
from their poise and, finally, they won 
again, 30-17. 

In the GIAC tournament, after win- 
ning the seasonal crown, the Petrels 
had to do it all over again. So they 
did. Taking West Georgia, Shorter 
and LaGrange on successive nights to 
prove they were the kings, under any 
kind and all types of pressure. 

There was one big disappointment 
for them. They were voted out of 
NAIA competition for one year be- 
cause some of the players had trans- 
ferred and were ineligible under the 
national rules. They will have their 
chance next season. 

These tears, however, were dried 
by the knowledge that the Petrels rest- 
ed on top of the nation in defense, the 
best of more than 800 teams in the 
NAIA. 

Stingy and proud of it. Oglethorpe 
allowed a mere 42.9 points a game. 



West Georgia knew how frustrating 
this net could be. Those lads, visiting 
Atlanta, managed only 1 5 points in 
40 minutes, while the Petrels scored 
75. 

Offensively Oglethorpe averaged 
58.5 each game, a low figure perhaps, 
but certainly easy to understand when 
watching their patterns work. 

The important percentage on the 
attack was the field goals made. The 
Petrels hit 43.5 of everything they 
tossed at the backboard. Their op- 
ponents could make just 31 percent. 

Tommy Norwood was the only 
player who passed the 10-point mark. 
He avenmed 10.5. Jay Dye stood at 
9.6, Billy"Carter at 9.2, Pat Stephens 
at 8.7. Jay Rowland at 7.5. and Frank- 
ie Lentz at 6.6. Put them all together 
and they spell victory. 

Coach Pinholster won acclaim in 
the press as the Atlanta Journal's 
"Coach of the Year" in Georgia and 
in the GIAC. He was also named to 
the same honor among small colleges 
by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. 

It was a year of glory at Oglethorpe. 
And amidst all the drum beating, the 
Petrels maintained a B-plus report 
card in the classrooms. 

Carter, Lentz. Stephens and John 
Mobley will be missing from the roll 
call next season, but Coach Pinholster 
has signed a few to step up in the 
Oglethorpe tradition. 

Morris Mitchel. the Murphy star, 
inked a grant and John Kuiken, the 
big redhead, transferred from Piedmont 
along with Johnny Guthrie. 

Yes, the alumni can be proud of 
this record, of the boys and Coach 
Garland Pinholster. 

And the ghosts can rest easy now. 

PETRELS 5-0 

The Petrels' eleven man baseball 
squad has begun where th ecagers end- 
ed. They boast a record of five wins 
and no losses. 

Iron man Tommy Norwood pitched 
the first four games and has batted 
over .500. He tossed the first two inn- 
ings in the last game and was relieved 
by Joe Sewell when Tommy developed 
a sore arm. The Birds defeated West 
Georgia College 4-0. 

Other victories include wins over 
Valdosta State (15-2); Berry College 
(7-2). (6-2); and Shorter' College 
(16-6). 

Members of the team are: Norwood, 
Sewell, Billy Carter, Frankie Lentz. 
Jay Rowland, Wayne Dobbs, Harold 
Adair, Roger Couch, Sammy Hudgins, 
Joe Anderson, and Jim Borom. Adair 
is the only one who did not play bas- 
ketball this past season. 

Page 5 




Dr. Arthur L. Cohen, professor of biology, explains the operating mechanics of the new 
electron microscope to research assistant and student Gail Garwes of Savannah. 



O. U. ON T. V. 

Oglethorpe University and Ogle- 
thorpe professor of education. Dr. Ben 
A. Bohnhorst appeared recently on the 
Huntley-Brinkley Report, a nationally 
viewed television program. 

The report was concerned with the 
problems of the nation's colleges to 
find and keep top flight faculty per- 
sonnel. It pointed out that quality tea- 
chers generally prefer to teach, but 
low salaries force them to join the 
ranks of industry. Many colleges offer 
fringe benefits in an attempt to offset 
the salary disadvantage. 

Oglethorpe offers its faculty a rarely 
found advantage — faculty housing at 
a low rental rate. A three bedroom 
home, for example, rents for $50 per 
month. 

Films were taken in and of Dr. 
Bohnhorst's home. Photographers ar- 
rived at 6 A.M. to take shots for the 
evening program. Dr. Bohnhorst sea- 
soned his eggs three times before the 
photographer was satisfied. 

Oglethorpe was selected because its 
housing benefit was mentioned in a 16 
page article printed recently in 250 
alumni magazines which were sent to 
more than two million alumni. 

Oglethorpe offers other attractions 
to faculty members, including a degree 
of freedom found only in independent 
colleges, private offices, and a relative- 
ly light teacher load which allows them 
more time for student advising and re- 
search. 

Although salaries are far below a 
justifiable level, Oglethorpe has in- 

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creased salary appropriations in the 
budget in each of the last five years. 

Many colleges rely heavily on alum- 
ni contributions to supplement faculty 
salaries. It is hoped that Forward Ogle- 
thorpe contributions will increase to 
that point where our exceptionally fine 
faculty can be retained and equally 
strong members can be added as we 
grow. 

FACULTY DOINGS 

( continued from page 3 ) 

Dr. Ben Bohnhorst, professor of 
education, spoke at the Skyland PTA 
February 10. His subject was "Walk 
With Your Child". 

Mrs. Marjorie MacConnell, regis- 
trar, was elected second vice-president 
of the North DeKalb Pilot Club. 

Dr. A. Cheever Cressy, Jr., profes- 
sor of international relations, is the 
new president of the University Center 
political Science Group. The new of- 
ficers were elected for the academic 
year 1959-60 at a meeting held at 
Emory University on Friday, March 
27. The group is sponsored by the 
University Center in Georgia and in- 
cludes teachers of government and po- 
litical science from Georgia Colleges. 

Mr. W. A. L. Coulborn, professor 
of economics, attended the Duke 
American Assembly conference held 
at Duke University March 19-22. The 
subject of the Assembly, "United 
States Monetary Policy" emphasized 
the contribution of monetary policy 
to the prosperity of the United States 
without inflation. 



Mrs. Inge Manski - Lundeen 
Guest Teacher 

A former member of the Metropo- 
litan Opera Company has been added 
to the faculty of Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity as a guest teacher this quarter. 
Mrs. Inge Manski-Lundeen will offer 
something new in the way of instruc- 
tion in vocal production, individual 
interpretation of concert and opera 
repertoire, and on-stage action for the 
vocalist on a non-credit basis. 

Coming from a family of disting- 
uished musicians — her mother, Mrs. 
Dorothee Manski, was dramatic so- 
prano with the Berlin State Opera and 
the Metropolitan — Mrs. Lundeen 
studied in this country and in Europe. 
She studied with her mother at Indi- 
ana University, with Elizabeth Schu- 
mann, and at the Curtiss Institute in 
Philadelphia to which she received the 
Kathryn Turney Long Scholarship. 

She made her debut in Chicago in 
Bruno Walter's production of Mozart's 
"The Marriage of Figaro". She was 
signed by the Metropolitan in 1946 
and remained there until her marriage 
to Mr. William Lundeen of Atlanta in 
1950. Since she has been in Atlanta. 
Mrs. Lundeen has taught voice pro- 
duction at Washington Seminary-West- 
minster Schools and at her own studio 
on Peachtree Street. 

Her first concert at Oglethorpe will 
be presented on May 16, at 8:30 p.m. 
in the University Auditorium. 




Symbol of spring — Roger Couch and Bar- 
bara Baughman chat about — uh — Understand- 
ing of man? 



The Flying Petrel 



REMINISCING WITH THE 
WENDELL BROWNS 

The Oglethorpe Players 

The eve of another dramatic pro- 
duction seems a proper time to say 
something about the Oglethorpe Play- 
ers. The Players are the oldest student 
group still active on the campus. A 
small group of boys, headed by Marion 
Gaertner '20. organized for dramatic- 
purposes in 1916. Oglethorpe's first 
year on its present site, and mounted 
their first production. Shaw's You 
Never Can Tell, in the Spring of 19 17. 
An old program at hand from 1922. 
the earliest I have seen, says that the 
year previous the Players had begun 
producing original plays written in 
a newly started drama class under the 
direction of Dr. James Routh. Plays 
shown in the program were by James 
Burns '22, Rossiter Chance '23, and 
Grace Fisher '21. An interesting fea- 
ture of the Oglethorpe Players was that 
from their inception until 1922 any- 
way (how much longer you old timers 
will have to remember for yourselves), 
these people were independent of the 
University. This meant that the stu- 
dents must have been entirely respon- 
sible for directions, costumes, scripts, 
and the hiring of an auditorium, for 
none then existed on the campus. 

During the years of the depression 
and of World War II, the Oglethorpe 
Players, like many other features of 
the University, fell upon evil times, 
and in 1944 seemed not to be known 
to students then on the campus. But 
that year the organization was revived 
in a small way, this time in conjunction 
with the University, by the production 
of A. A. Milne's one-acter. The Man 
in the Bowler Hat, with the ill-fated 
Ed Link '47 as the man. (It will be re- 
called by many that Ed Link, shortly 
after his graduation, was killed by a 
fall down an open elevator shaft.) 

From this play on, steady progress 
was made. The Players became easilv 
the best working organization on the 
campus with an esprit de corps envied 
by others. There really were not many 
people to do the envying however, for 
nearly everyone in school claimed to 
be a Player or working to be a Player. 
A high point of this time was un- 
doubtedly a verse play written by Gene 
O'Brien '54 and Bob Stanley '53 who 
directed and produced it in the un- 
usual setting of the Great Hall in 
Phoebe Hearst (nee Academic Build- 
ing). 
April, 1959 




THROUGH 
THE 



YEARS 



R. O. BROWN '24 of Jackson Heights. N. Y.. 
has been elected a vice-president of the Equit- 
able Life Assurance Society of the United 
States. Mr. Brown joined Equitable in 1924, 
following his graduation from Oglethorpe. 

AARS. McGARITY 
GEORGIA M. O.T.Y. 

Mrs. Charles B. McGarity '40 of 
Dallas, Georgia was named Georgia's 
Mother of the Year on April 9 by the 
Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs. 
She is the mother of four daughters 
all of whom are graduates of the Uni- 
versity of Georgia and majored in home 
economics. Mr. McGarity is a lawyer 
and president and chairman of the 
board of the First National Bank of 
Dallas. 

Just last month Mrs. McGarity re- 
tired after teaching for thirty years in 
Georgia schools. Her first teaching 
job was at the High Shoals School in 
1907, immediately after her gradu- 
ation from Dallas High School. When 
she retired Mrs. McGarity had been 
librarian and teacher of World History 
at Dallas High School for a number of 
years. 

With changes of directors and the 
loss at one time of many key Players, 
in 1955 a period of doldrums set in 
which happily is at an end. This year, 
so far, under the direction of Mrs. Dan 
Uffner. Three Men on a Horse was 
presented, and under the direction of 
Mrs. Donald Agnew, Sherwood Ander- 
son's Barefoot in Athens, both top- 
flight productions. And now, again 
with Mrs. Uffner, comes Christopher 
Fry's The Lady's Not for Burning. 
Truly a very worthy year for a very 
worthy group. 



Died: Haydn S. Shover, father of 
Elise Shover '22 and Martha Shover 
Chance '22, at his home in Atlanta in 
February. 

Walter Harrison '22, general mana- 
ger of the Georgia Electric Member- 
ship Corporation at Millen, has been 
elected president of the National Rural 
Electric Cooperative Association. Mr. 
Harrison is a former Georgia State 
representative. 

Found: Thomas W. Bartenfeld '24 
right in our own back yard at Route 
#4, Providence Rd., Alpharetta, Ga. 

Died: Mrs. Weyman H. Tucker, 
mother of Weyman Tucker, Jr. '25, at 
her home in Hapeville on March 1 I . 

M. C. Bishop '25 was elected presi- 
dent of the West End Golf Club in 
January. 

Campbell Ort Jenkins '27, general 
manager of the Atlanta Control Store 
of Sears Roebuck and Company, is 
co-chairman of the America Cancer 
Society's 1959 education funds cru- 
sade in Fulton County. 

Earl Mann '28, president of the 
Atlanta Crackers, is serving as chair- 
man of the 1959 fund-raising campaign 
of the Georgia Chapter of the Arth- 
ritis and Rheumatism Foundation. 

Died: H. E. Bussey, husband of 
Adele Bussey '29, at their home in At- 
lanta on February 27. 

Died: Mrs. Wayne Riley, mother of 
Elizabeth Riley '29, at her home in 
Atlanta on April 6. 

Luke Appling '32 is managing the 
Memphis Chicks again this year His 
team met Earl Mann's '28 Atlanta 
Crackers on April 1 and won 5-0 in 
their first clash of the season. 

Jack McNeely '33 writes that Carl 
Coffee '35 had a heart attack about 
a year ago but he is much better now. 
Mr. Coffee is manager of the Toccoa 
Georgia Power Company office. 

Frank Gaither '34 was named a 
member of the radio board of directors 
of the National Association of Broad- 
casters. Mr. Gaither is general mana- 
ger of WSB Radio in Atlanta. 

Ivan Miles '36 resigned from the 
staff of WGST Radio to accept a posi- 
tion with the National Recording Com- 
pany in Atlanta. 

Died: Miss Carolyn Virginia Jeter 

'37 at her home in Atlanta on March 
16. Miss Jeter was principal of Lake- 
wood Heights Elementary School until 
she retired in 1945. 

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— THROUGH THE YEARS 



Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. (Jeanne 
Fuller '42) Schmidt '40 attended the 
district convention of the National 
Marketing Device Association in Mem- 
phis last month. Mr. Schmidt is district 
governor of the Assembly. 

M. E. Smith '40 was honored at an 
assembly at Chamblee High School 
in recognition of the fact that he had 
been principal there for 37 years. Tony 
Palma '46 and A. Z. Johnson '50 were 
among the teachers who paid tribute 
to Mr. Smith. 

Miss Annye Peebles '41 of Hamp- 
ton, Ga. retired after teaching in Geor- 
gia schools for 40 years. She was prin- 
cipal of Ben Hill School in Thomas- 
ton, Ga. for 22 years. When speaking 
of retirement, she says, "My greatest 
satisfaction is that I have served with 
a dedicated heart." 

Died: John J. McConneghey, father 
of Mrs. William P. Crenshaw, Jr. '41, 

in Atlanta on April 5. 

Nicholas J. Pope, Jr. '42 was pro- 
moted last year from Lieutenant Com- 
mander to Commander, USN. CDR 
Pope writes that Luther Harben '42 is 

now a Lieutenant Commander in the 
Navy. 

William G. Hasty '48 of Ball 
Ground, Ga. has been named director 
of field services for the Georgia Edu- 
cation Association. He is superinten- 
dent of Cherokee County Schools. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. J. Calvin 
(Grace Albert '49) Jones, a son, Calvin 
Albert on January 1 1. 



Judge E. Harvey Albea '49 has been 
awarded a one-month scholarship to 
Yale University this summer, where he 
will study the problems of alcoholism 
at the Yale Summer School of Alcoho- 
lic Studies. He has two children, Em- 
mett, Jr., 15, and Randall, who is 9. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Elmer H. 
Etling, Jr. '49, their third son, Philip 
Darryl at St. Joseph's Infirmary on 
March 6. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Marvin 
(Marian Marcus '53) Packer '51, a 

daughter on March 3, in New York. 

Died: Elizabeth Ann Agel, 5, daugh- 
ter of Fred Agel '52, of a brain tumor 
on February 23, 1959. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Alan F. 
(Hilda Haver '52) Goodelman, their 
second son on October 25. Also, they 
have opened their second camera shop, 
Alan's Photography, on Ponce de Leon 
at Highland Avenue. 

Corry Arensbach '54 has been 
awarded a fellowship by Emory Uni- 
versity for a year's graduate study in 
the Division of Teacher Education. 

Married: Betty Rushin '56 to Gil- 
bert Hastings, Jr. in February at the 
Peachtree Road Presbyterian Church. 
They are living in Washington. 

Joe White '56 is back from Ger- 
many where he was stationed with the 
Army. 

A candidate for Holy Orders, Sam 
Edelman '57, is presently in his second 



of three years of study at the General 
Theological Seminary of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church in New York City. 

Found: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. 
(Carolyn Parker '57) Hopper '57 at 
179 Harvard Drive, Spartanburg, S.C. 

Married: Dottie Eisenberg '58 to 
Joel Lynch '58 in Atlanta on February 
7. Joel is in graduate school at Emory 
this quarter. 

Bill Foster '58 visited the campus 
this month. He is with W. Dixon Fos- 
ter and Co. Insurance Agents in Co- 
lumbia, South Carolina and has two 
daughters, Kitty, who is six and Lu- 
cille, who is a year old. 

Marvin Lawson '58 has been trans- 
ferred from the U. S. Department of 
Agriculture in Atlanta to Civilian Per- 
sonnel at Warner Robins Air Force 
Base. He and his wife are living in 
Macon, Georgia. 

Alan Moore '58 is working in 
Chamblee as a public relations man 
with American Hospital Supply Com- 
pany. 

Ann Klein '58 is teaching at the 
Sheltering Arms Nursery School. 

Sandy Carter Hauck '60 returned to 
Oglethorpe as a student in the Winter 
quarter. She is also working in the 
Registrar's office. Bruce '58 is coach- 
ing and teaching at Chamblee High 
School, his alma mater. 



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