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 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
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
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
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.
Published seven times a year in July, September, Oc-
tober, January, March, April and May by Oglethorpe
University, Atlanta, Georgia.
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
Science: Man and the Universe
History of Western Civilization I, II
American Government I, II
American History I, II
Sociology: The Community
History of Music I, II
Comparative Economic Systems
Elementary School Art
Elementary School Music
Survey of English Literature I, II
Modern Literature I, II
Principles of Economics
American Economic History
Basic Mathematics I, II
Introduction to Psychology I, II
Kindergarten Curriculum: Materials
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.
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-
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
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
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,
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
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
and staff on their
- 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
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
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
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
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-
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
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.
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H-DAY SATURDAY, MAY 9
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
It is gratifying to see that Ed has
gained national recognition for the out-
standing job he is doing.
PETREL POOL JOINS
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,
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
He and his wife, the former Emma
Lou Marks of Hapeville, live at 2862
Caldwell Road in Atlanta.
Baseball — North Georgia
Baseball — Piedmont
Player's "The Lady's Not For B
Baseball — Piedmont
Baseball — Valdosta State
Concert — Lundeen
Baseball — North Georgia
Baseball — Shorter
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
And the ghosts can rest easy now.
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
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.
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
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-
Although salaries are far below a
justifiable level, Oglethorpe has in-
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
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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
Mrs. Inge Manski - Lundeen
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
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-
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.
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
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
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
Died: Haydn S. Shover, father of
Elise Shover '22 and Martha Shover
Chance '22, at his home in Atlanta in
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Alan Moore '58 is working in
Chamblee as a public relations man
with American Hospital Supply Com-
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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