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ALUMNI DAY 



The finest Alumni Homecoming 
Day in many years is forecast for 
Saturday, April 30. 

The rifle match at 10:00 a.m. will 
begin the day as the Yamacraw Gun 
Club shows their marksmanship against 
the North Georgia College team. 

The feature attraction, of course, 
will be the dedication of the Ogle- 
thorpe University Field House on the 
athletic field at 1:00 p.m. 

Oglethorpe students and main- 
tenance staff have pitched in to get the 



new baseball infield in shape for H- 
Day. The Petrels will play the Valdosta 
State Rebels at 1:30 p.m. 

A brief refreshment period will fol- 
low the game before the National 
Alumni Association meeting at 4:15 
p.m. and the Booster Club meetim: at 
5:00 p.m. 

Plans have been made to serve some 
350 to 400 people in the Bowl, the 
grassy area between Phoebe Hearst 
Hall and Goodman Hall. During the 
last two H-Days, this activity has been 
the most successful one. Alumni have 
enjoyed eating and visiting in the 



casual atmosphere of a quiet, balmy 
evening. 

The Oglethorpe Players are hard at 
work rehearsing "Bell, Book and 
Candle" by John Van Druten for the 
alumni's pleasure at 8:00 p.m. Last 
year's production, "The Lady's Not 
For Burning" by Christopher Fry, re- 
ceived a multitude of compliments 
from the near capacity audience. 

Alunmi whose classes end in and 
5, for example 1420. 1925, 1930, etc., 
are asked to make a special effort to 
attend. This year will mark the twenty- 
fifth anniversary of the Class of 1935. 



SATURDAY. APRIL 30 




Vol. 42 



Published by National Oglethorpe Alumni Association. April, 1960 



O. U. HAS 
PROGRAM 



EXTENSION 



Oglethorpe University has an exten- 
sion program for the first time in near- 
ly twenty years. 

The location of the campus for the 
new program is Fort MacPherson on 
the south side of Atlanta. 

Approximately 50 servicemen are 
enrolled in the 4 courses, which in- 
clude Business Law, Introduction to 
Psychology, Finance and America His- 
tory. 

Enrollees may take up to two years 
of college work in this program. After 
that, they may attend Oglethorpe or 
any other college, in residence, for the 
remainder of their degree requirements. 



OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY 

RECEIVES GULF OIL 

CORPORATION GRANT 

Oglethorpe University has received 
an unrestricted grant of $314 from the 
Gulf Oil Corp. 

In the accompanying letter, Mr. M. 
G. Gulley, Office of the Secretary, 
Education Committee, stated that Gulf 
has adopted the policy of budgeting 
1959 funds "in modest amounts to 
over 600 deserving colleges and uni- 
versities, rather than through large 
grants to a limited number of such 
schools." 

Mr. Gulley added, "The amount of 



this check has been determined by ap- 
plication of a formula which is based 
on the annual current expenditures per 
student by the school for education 
purposes and the percentage of con- 
tributing alumni." 

CARROLL, HAWKINS ON TV 

Mr. William A. Carroll, assistant 
professor of American Government, 
has participated in several discussions 
recently which were held on the At- 
lanta educational television station. 

The discussions centered on foreign 
relations. 

Bob Hawkins '57, who is teaching 
high school in Atlanta also participated 
in a few of these TV panels. 



^ne Ssrluina J-^etrcl 
April, 1960 

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

Printed by 
Russell & Wardlaw 

Howard Tliraiihardt '35 - - President 

O. K. Slieffield '53 -.1st V. President 

Sam Hirsch, Jr. '50 -2nd V. Pres 

Francis Scott Key '38 3rd V. Pres. 

Mary Asher '43 , Secretary 

Tommie Carper '37 - Treasurer 

Daniel L. Uffner, Jr. '51 Editor 

Jane Sclioenfcld __... Alumni Secretary 

O. U. GETS SEISMOGRAPH 

Oak Ridge National Laboratories, a 
subsidiary of tiie Carbide Nuclear Cor- 
poration, has donated a seismograph 
to Oglethorpe University. 

Roy N. Goslin, Oglethorpe Profes- 
sor of Physics, estimates the value of 
the instrument at $3,000. 

It is the hope of the University to 
become an official seismograph station. 
It would then be a part of the national 
network which reports to the U. S. 
Coast & Geodetic Survey, a division of 
the Federal Department of Commerce. 

Before acceptance as an official sta- 
tion, an installation must be in opera- 
tion for approximately one year during 
which time its accuracy is checked 
against that of the other stations. Mr. 
Goslin, who was instrumental in get- 
ting the instrument for Oglethorpe, 
pointed out that it is "like a year of 
internship." 

A seismograph works somewhat like 
a lie detector. Several pens wliich are 
free to vibrate ride on a rolling drum 
which is covered with calibrated light- 
sensitive paper. 

An earth tremor causes the pens to 
vibrate, and the calibration indicates 
the time of the tremor. When a number 
of reports are received by the Survey, 
it is able to determine where the tremor 
occurred by comparing the different 
amounts of fluctuation at each station. 

The purpose of Oglethorpe's station 
would be to increase the accuracy of 
reporting nuclear explosions, earth- 
quakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes 
and other natural or man-made earth 
shocks. 

Page 2 




GKORGE GOODWIN 



DR. BIELER PUBLISHED 

"La Couleur dans "Salammbo" by 
Dr. Arthur Bieler was published in the 
February issue of The French Review, 

a journal published by the American 
Assn. of Teachers of French. 

Dr. Bieler is professor languages at 
Oglethorpe. 

The article concerns the use of color 
by the "Salammbo" author, Flaubert. 



GOODWIN IS ELECTED 
TO BOARD 

Arthur Howell, Chairman of the 
Board of Trustees of Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity announced the election of 
George Goodwin, vice president of 
the First National Bank of Atlanta, to 
the Board. 

Mr. Goodwin joined the First Na- 
tional Staff in 1954 and is currently 
in charge of commercial business plan- 
ning, advertising and public relations. 

He was a reporter in Charleston, 
S. C, Washington, D. C, Florida and 
Atlanta. While on the Atlanta Journal 

staff, he won a Pulitzer Prize for local 
reporting in 1948 and the Pall Mall 
Big Story award in 1949. 

From July, 1952 until his associa- 
tion with First National, Mr. Goodwin 
was executive director of the Central 
Atlanta Improvement Association. 

Among his many affiliations, Mr. 
Goodwin is an Elder in the Trinity 
Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Vice 
President of Atlanta Presbyterian Of- 
ficers Association, President of Theatre 
Atlanta, Inc., member of the Traffic 
and Transportation Commission of At- 
lanta and trustee of the Foundation for 
Commercial Banks in Philadelphia. 

Dr. Bieler said that color was used 
to set the tone of the book and also to 
serve as symbolism. 

By actual count. Dr. Bieler discover- 
ed that Flaubert used "red" 113 times, 
"black" 86, and "white" 54. 



ADMISSIONS UP AGAIN 

Fall admissions to Oglethorpe are running at 62 per cent over last year as 
of April 1. 

Total acceptances on that date were 68 compared to 42 on April 1, 1959. 

Even though acceptances are significantly larger than those in over a score 
of years. Dr. Seward, Dean of Admissions said, "We need more applications 
from boys." 

He explained, "We are turning down more boys than girls. I think there 
is a reason for this," he added, "a greater proportion of boys go away to 
school." 

Eleven relatives of alumni and students are among those accepted including 
the following: 



Relative and Class 

Mrs. Ann Adams Wilt '5 1 
Mrs. Odette Blumensaadt "39 
Ivan Miles "34 
Mrs. Hazel Rivers '59 
Mrs. Sybil S. Neel '55 
Mrs. Betty Wiley '56 
Pennye Wilson '60 



Admitted 

Alice Adams 
Richard Blumensaadt 
Mary Miles 
Sandra Jean Rivers 
Sara Ann Sanders 
Elizabeth Wiley 
Patricia Wilson 



Relationship 

Sister 

Son 

Daughter 

Daughter 

Sister 

Daughter 

Sister 

The Flying Petrel 



WOMAN'S BOARD GIVES 
O. U. PIANO 

Mrs. James D. Cromer, president 
of the reactivated Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity Woman's Board, formally present- 
ed a piano to the University on behalf 
of the Woman's Board on Oglethorpe 
Day, February 12. Mrs. Katherinc 
Connerat, treasurer of the Woman's 
Board, was also present when Dr. Ag- 
new received the gift for Oglethorpe. 
Mrs. Connerat handled most of the 
negotiations for the piano. 

Specifically, the piano is a magnifi- 
cent ebony-finished, nine-foot concert 
grand with an approximate value of 
S3, 000. The addition of this instrument 
has already helped to make the pre- 
sentation of musical programs easier 
and of a higher quality. 

This instrument from the Woman's 
Board will enrich the lives of 0^1e- 
thorpe students for many years to 
come. It is a gift that is deeply and 
sincerely appreciated. 

ATLAS FINANCE CO. 
INITIATES SCHOLARSHIP 

The Atlas Finance Company, Inc. 
announced that the employees of the 
company are presenting an annual gift 
of S350 to the scholarship fund of 
Oglethorpe University. 

The fund is contributed by the em- 
ployees at Christmas time in honor of 
their president and founder of the com- 
pany, Robert R. Snodgrass. 

The scholarship will be awarded to 
freshmen on the basis of need and 
scholastic achievement. It will be avail- 
able to both male and female students 
graduating from high schools located 
in any of the twenty-three cities in 
which Atlas Finance Co. operates. 

The firm, a consumer credit com- 
pany, is headquartered in Atlanta. It 
has been active in educational endeav- 
ors and Mr. Snodgrass, President, is a 
member of the Board of Trustees of 
Oglethorpe. 



ALIJMIVI DAY 
SATURDAY, 
APRIL 30 



COHEN DIRECTS 

O. U. RECEIVES 
$34,060 GRANT 

Oglethorpe University has been 
awarded a 834,060 research grant by 
the Public Health Service, a "division 
of the U. S. Department of Health, 
Education and Welfare. 

Dr. Arthur L. Cohen, Oglethorpe 
professor of biology, will direct the 
project which is "entitled "Electron 
Microscopy in Experimental Morpho- 
genesis." 

Dr. Cohen explained, "Part of the 
major problems in biology are 'What 
are the factors concerned" with growth 
and development?'" 

"I am picking," he added, "the sim- 
ple organisms, myxomycetes, to study 
the process of development, because 
these organisms are relatively simple," 
and they "undergo profound changes." 

"We are using the electron micro- 
scope," Dr. Cohen continued, "to study 
changes that go on inside the cells as 
the organism develops." 

O. U. GETS METERS, 
METERS, METERS 

The S & H X-Ray Company has 
given Oglethorpe University equipment 
worth an original acquisition cost of 
SI. 500 to S2,000. 

Oglethorpe received the equipment 
as a result of the efforts of Roy N. 
Goslin, professor of physics. 

The items include top quality volt- 
meters, kilovoltmeters. miliammeters, 
polarity meters, ammeters, 4 x-ray 
tubes and a complete yOKv x-ray 
power plant. 

The S & H X-Ray Company, head- 
quartered in Atlanta^ sells x-ray equip- 
ment nationally. 



i/en 



April, 1960 



— 'Alumni (^olf-ee Lji 

Some 20 alumni attended a delisiht- 
ful coffee at the Henry Grady Hotel 
in March. 

The coffee was occassioned by the 
Georgia Education Association Meet- 
ing which was held in Atlanta on 
March 17-19. 

The informal affair on Friday, 
March 18, was held in the Variety 
Room from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 
In addition to coffee, doughnuts and 
sweet rolls were served to the guests. 



BAUMAN, IBM FOUND 
"2 FOR 1" CLUB 

Oglethorpe University received noti- 
fication of its first corporate matching 
grant on April .5, H)60. 

Milton Bauman 54, is the founder 
of the "2 for 1" club, one that we hope 
will grow significantly in years to come. 
His matching employer is International 
Business Machines. Inc.. a world lead- 
er in the business machines and com- 
puter fields. 

Oglethorpe has many alunmi who 
are associated with firms having simi- 
lar matching programs. We hope that 
they will follow the leadership set by 
Milton Bauman. 



ANOTHER MATCHING PLAN 

The Cerro de Pasco Corp. iias noti- 
fied us that it has a "Plan for Match- 
ing Gifts to Education Institutions. " 
This company is in addition to the 
more than sixty which were listed in 
an earlier issue of The Flying Petrel. 

In commenting on the plan. Robert 
P. Koenig. president, told his employ- 
ees: 

"The need for financial support of 
American educational institutions at 
all levels is well known, and such sup- 
port is increasingly being given by in- 
dustry. It is hoped, through this Cerro 
plan, that the base of private financial 
aid to education will be enlarged by 
the encouragement of individual do- 
nations." 

Individual donations from SIO to 
an aggregate of SI. 000 per employee 
in any calendar year will be matched 
by the corporation. This plan works 
about the same way as other com- 
panies' matching programs. 

It is a fact, the college today cannot 
exist without receiving a substantial 
amount of outside funds. Matching 
plans offer you the opportunitv of giv- 
ing your alma mater the benefit of two 
dollars for every one that you give. 



ALIJMIVI DAY 
SATURDAY, 
APRIL 30 

Page 3 



$7,044 

Alumni Giving 
At Record 

Alumni have contributed a record 
amount of $7,044 to Oglethorpe in 
the current fiscal year. This surpasses, 
by far, all previous annual amounts 
given of which there is any record. 
And alumni may add to this up to 
Homecoming Day for NAAOU dues 
and the Forward Oglethorpe fund, and 
until May 3 1 for the Booster Club. 

The Class of 1925 has virtually 
clinched the leadership position with 
total gifts of 52,568. 

Following the leaders are: Class of 
1929 with "5770; Class of 1924 with 
$S1\\ Class of 1940 with S328; and 
Class of 1928 with S265. 

Average gift of the 328 contributing 
alumni is S21.48, almost double that 
of last year. Class gifts have risen to 
an average of S 17 1.80. 

Alumni listed below are those who 
have made contributions after the 
deadline of the last Flying Petrel. It 
also includes alumni listed in the pre- 
vious issue who have made additional 
contributions. 

Class totals include all gifts from a 
class in this fiscal year. 



Class of 1920 

Joseph R. Mur|ihy 


80.00 


Class of 1923 

Clarence C. Hill 


235.00 


Class of 1925 

\'irgi] Milton 
Mitchell Bishop 


2.568.00 


Class of 1927 

I. W. Cousins 


82.00 


Class of 1929 

Robert Spencer Howell 
C. O. Jenkins 


770.00 


Class of 1933 

Howard C. Martni 


29.00 


Class of 1938 

Francis Scott Key 
Charles I). McKinny, Jr. 
Kimsey R. Stew.irt 


32.50 


Class of 1939 

W. P. Franklin 
H. P. Morris 


99.00 


Class of 1940 

W. H. Axelberg 
L. E. Lake 
Mrs. C. B. McGarity 
Stephen J. Schmidt 


328.00 


Class of 1951 

M.'irtha S. George 

John Wylie Hall 

Mrs. Richard Van Houten 


79.00 


Class of 1952 

Mrs. Alan F. (ioodelman 


109.00 


Class of 1953 

Adelyn H. Davis 


78.00 


Class of 1954 

Michael .Mnrphey 


88.00 


Class of 1956 
John Kins 


83.00 


Class of 1957 
Joy Butler 


145.00 


Class of 1959 

Thayer Sibley 


51.00 



REMINISCING WITH THE 

WENDELL BROWN'S 

Oglethorpe University, Georgia 

It has been some time now since we 
have been getting our mail in a reason- 
able time after mailing. Memory is not 
taxed, however, to recall the day when 
letters, parcels and all things vitally 
important took the grand tour before 
ending in our box, often long after 
their worth was over. Anything ad- 
dressed to Oglethorpe University, 
Georgia, went first to Oglethorpe, 
Georgia, then to Fort Oglethorpe, 
Georgia, then, the postal official for 
the first time seeing the word "Univer- 
sity", to Emory University, coming at 
last to its intended destination, old 
and beaten. 

The change of the old address to 
just plain Atlanta, Georgia, was not 
made without a wrench in the hearts 
of many of us. Oglethorpe University, 
Georgia, looked very fine on our letter 
heads. But we gave up our tradition 
for progress, and, unlike much that 
goes by that name, this progress 
brought benefits. We do get our mail. 

The change was not the only one 
made in the Post Office since our ar- 
rival. Then the location of that center 
of activity was what is now the alcove 
of the Great Hall of Phoebe Hearst 
(Administration Building to the Old 
Timers; Arts Building to the Middle 
Timers) and was run by one Mrs. Al- 
ward. The mail came (when it came) 
by train, thrown off with nonchalance 
but accuracy right into a water hole. 
Outgoing mail was grabbed by a hook. 
At train time a little green, two-wheel- 
ed cart was pushed to the station 
across Peachtree and back to spend 
its remaining hours in a little alley, in 
front of which was written on the pave- 
ment "No Parking Pease." 

In 1945 Mrs. Alward went and so 
did the Post Office from the Great 
Hall. It was moved to the White Hall 
across from the stairs going down to 
the cafeteria. Here it was presided over 
by Louise Watkins, the guardian angel 
of our early years, and later by Marian 
Weltner, who afterwards became the 
wife of Joe Cannon '48. She was fol- 
lowed by Betty Goldthwaite (nee Bene- 
field) '41, wife of John Goldthwaite 
'43, then an instructor here. In 1949 
came many changes — a family for Bet- 
ty, a temporary postmaster, Elgin Mac- 
Connell, now in the Education Depart- 
ment here, and in the summer a per- 
manent postmistress, Mrs. Dan Grip- 

(Continued Next Column) 



Page 4 



The Atlanta Century 

There is nothing as old as yester- 
day's news, that is, unless the news is 
a hundred years old. 

Dr. Martin Abbott, professor of his- 
tory at Oglethorpe, is serving as his- 
torian in a unique journalistic enter- 
prise, which appears weekly in the At- 
lanta Journal-Constitution. 

The feature is called The Atlanta 
Century, a full page account of the 
news of the week exactly one hundred 
years ago. 

Co-editors of this venture, which is 
expected to run for five years, another 
unique aspect, are Atlanta News- 
papers' staff men, Norman Shavin and 
Mike Edwards. 

Shavin and Edwards became in- 
terested in the feature sometime last 
year. It was triggered by the forth- 
coming centennial of the Civil War, 
called the "War Between the States" 
by true Rebels. 

The newsmen could handle the writ- 
ing chores, but the complete research 
needed for such a project was pro- 
hibitive to other than an historian who 
specialized in that era. Dr. Abbott was 
contacted to fill this role, and he ac- 
cepted, completing the staff of the 
newspaper within a paper. 

Dr. Abbott, an Oglethorpe faculty 
member since 1952, has written nu- 
merous articles about the Civil War 
and Reconstruction Days which have 
been published in many historical 
journals. 

po. Too, the Post Office was moved 
to the railroad station. The closeness 
to the route of travel did not help the 
situation. The next year, Mrs. Grippo 
and the Post Office returned from 
across the road and settled in the base- 
ment of Lupton in the old press room. 

Mrs. Grippo left in '54, followed as 
postmistress in rapid succession by 
wives of two faculty members, Shirley 
Bush and Janice Seward. It was dur- 
ing Mrs. Seward's term that Oglethorpe 
University lost its vanity and got its 
mail. 

Only one more change. In 1958 the 
Post Office was combined with the 
bookstore under the direction of Mrs. 
Ruth Lovell. Thus things remain to 
the present. 

But changes in location, officials 
and, addresses not withstanding, cer- 
tain things remain eternal. The letters 
from the girl friend do not come often 
enough and that letter from home with 
the check in it doesn't seem to come at 
all. 

The Flying Petrel 



'59 -'60 BASKETBALL 

"It's like eating a good meal follow- 
ed by a poor desert." was Coach Gar- 
land Pinholster's comment when he 
was asked to summarize the 1959-60 
basketball season. 

The desert, of course, referred to 
the Petrels" double loss in the 25th 
District playoffs of the NAIA which 
was held in Tampa, Fla., during the 
latter part of February. 

Regular season and GIAC tourna- 
ment play found the Birds with an ex- 
cellent 21-3 won-lost record. Two of 
these games were lost by two points. 
The first against St. Bernard 68-66 
and the second with Stetson 66-64. 
The University of Georgia took the 
opening contest of the year 68-50. 

Jay Rowland, sophomore guard led 
Oglethorpe in point making and in the 
average-points-per-game departments 
with 352 and 14 respectively. Jay Dye, 
who earned pivot post on the All- 
Georgia All-Star squad, followed with 
313 total points and 12 per game. 
Tommy Norwood was named to the 
second squad All-Star team. The 
flashy guard scored 286 points in 26 
games for 1 1 markers a game average. 

"Dye," said Pinholster, "was steady 
throughout the season. He is my kind 
of ball player and will be hard to re- 
place." 

Morris Mitchell, 6" 51/2" freshman, 
probably has the best chance to fill 
the center position. He is a lefthander 
who moves exceptionally well for a big 
man. Although he played in 22 games, 
his actual playing time was little. How- 
ever, Mitchell scored 126 points and 
grabbed 93 rebounds, which placed 
him second to Dye in rebounds per 
game with 5.73 to his credit. Dye col- 
lected a total of 181 in 26 games for 
6.96 per game. 

Pinholster had that "wait "til next 
year"" look when he talked about the 
way his freshmen, Mitchell and Bob 
Nance 6"4"" forward, handled them- 
selves in the playoffs. Their play, he 
said, was the "biggest consoling factor 
of the trip." 

"Mobility was my only concern; I 
knew they could go offensively, but 1 
didn"t know if they could go defensive- 
ly. I believe they can hold their own 
both ways." 

Most improved player for the season 
was Buddy Goodwin. The 6"1" hustler 
from Silver Grove, Kentucky, filled 
the forward spot opposite Roger Couch 
with aggressiveness and quick thinking. 

Buddy was the lad who literally 
stole the GIAC tournament champion- 
April, 1960 



OGLETHORPE OUT TO WIN 
GIAC PENNANT 

If the size of a baseball field could 
be reduced to 50 by 72 feet, the Ogle- 
thorpe nine would have a running 
head start toward the NAIA champion- 
ship. 

Those are the dimensions of the old 
gym, pre-season practice field for the 
Petrels. 

Snow, excessive rain and poor drain- 
age on the athletic field limited Coach 
Garland Pinholster's spring charges to 
only three outdoor practices, most of 
which took place on the campus quad- 
rangle. 

They opened their 16 game season 
against The Citadel on March 18 and 
19. 

The play was ragged and the prac- 
tice handicap proved too great. The 
cadets took the two-day double header 
8-2 and 11-0. 

Eight boys familiar to those who 
followed Oglethorpe"s basket- 
ball team are on the baseball roster. 
They include Tommy Norwood, Jay 
Rowland, Buddy Goodwin, Roger 
Couch, Wayne Dobbs, Morris Mit- 

ship from the LaGrange Panthers. 
With 45 seconds remaining in the 
game, and the Petrels on the wrong end 
of a 41-37 score, he followed Jay 
Dye's field goal with two more after 
intercepting two LaGrange passes. He 
added another point at the free throw 
line. Goodwin made seven points in 
that contest, five of which came with- 
in 30 seconds of the final whistle. 

Next year Goodwin will probably 
make the fight for a regular guard slot 
interesting, because Pinholster hopes 
to field a tall front line. He discovered 
in the playoffs that a team cannot win 
unless they have forward height. Good- 
win at 6'!" does not meet that require- 
ment. 

Another lesson the Petrel mentor 
learned was that a team competing in 
stiff playoff games is at a disadvantage 
unless it plays a tough regular season 
schedule game in and game out. Coach 
Pinholster is making every effort to up- 
grade the opponents list for next year. 

Jay Dye, a hard man to replace, is 
the only senior on the squad. The 
1960-61 team will be an experienced 
one, and the prospects look good for 
another fine season. If Pinholster can 
find two big men, preferably junior 
college transfers, to go with the present 
group, the Petrels will have an excel- 
lent chance of making that Kansas 
City trip in the next go "round. 



chcll, Johnny Guthrie and Bobby 
Nance. 

Harold Adair and Jim Borom return 
Irom last year's squad. 

Newcomers are freshmen Bobby 
Dalgleish, All-Star game pitcher from 
Murphy High; Travis Hames, West 
Fulton High School mound star. Ken 
Borden, Chamblee High School and 
Tom Winn, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. 
Lee Barrett, Oglethorpe senior from 
Dallas, Georgia, is a rookie this year. 

The brightest spot in baseball is 
pitching depth. 

Pinholster said, "We seem to have 
seven boys who have done some pitch- 
ing before including four who can 
throw very well." 

Adair, Norwood, Guthrie and Dal- 
gleish, the only southpaw, lead the 
hurlers, followed by Nance, Hames 
and Goodwin. 

Weakest spot? Catching! 

"We'll really miss olc Billy Carter 
behind the plate," offered Pinholster 
witsfully. "He hit .435 — a real team 
leader. If I had Billy back this year, 
I'd be one of the cockiest baseball 
managers you ever met." 

Goodwin and Couch, neither with 
much experience with a mask, will 
share the catching burden. If either 
or both come through, the Petrels 
could better last season's 10-3 won-lost 
chart. 

Both the infield and outfield should 
be stronger than in previous years. 

With evident pleasure Pinholster 
said, "Guthrie and Norwood can really 
roam that outfield."" 

Dobbs and Rowland are best bets 
to repeat at the keystone positions. 

Mitchell and Nance are fighting it 
out for first base. Physically, Mitchell, 
a 6'5y2" southpaw, has the edge. He 
can slam that ball, too, as was evi- 
denced by his 400 foot home run in 
the high school All-Star game last year. 

Third base is wide open. Several 
players can handle the job including 
Adair, Norwood and possibly Borden. 

Team batting looks better. More 
players can hit moderately well, and 
Mitchell and Guthrie could develop 
into sluggers. 

Left handers should cause less 
trouble with Guthrie, Mitchell, Adair 
and Nance in the line up. They all hit 
from the wrong side. An interesting 
sidelight is that Nance throws right 
and bats left. Dalgleish is the other way 
around. 

Forecast for the season? 

"We're out to win the GIAC pen- 
nant this year,"" said Pinholster, "and 
1 think we can win it!"" 

Page 5 



Pinholster's Down Twice 

AND WINS 

The breaks have a habit of coming 
out even. 

A not-too-typical example of this 
recently occurred to Garland Pinhols- 
ter, Oglethorpe coach and athletic di- 
rector. 

About mid-March, he became af- 
flicted with mumps, a common child- 
hood disease. When had by adults, 
serious consequences are possible un- 
less an inactive position is assumed 
while the disease runs its course. 

Well again and with two days of 
baseball practice under his belt. Pin- 
holster repeated his performance when 
mumps struck his other side. 

The story would end there if we 
meant to be facetious, but we are not. 

The good break came on April 1, 
when Virginia Ann was born to the 
Pinholsters. She weighed 8 pounds 
at birth, and reportedly, she has 4 
inches of black hair on her head. 

As you can see in this example, the 
breaks really came out on the plus 
side. 





OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY 




Baseball Schedule 


Apri 


19 


Auburn 


Auburn 


AprI 


21 


Berry College 


Rome 


Apri 


25 


Valdosto State College 


Valdosta 


Apri 


30 


Valdosta State College 
(HOMECOMING) 


Home 


May 


2 


N. Go. College 


Dohlonega 


May 


5 


W. Ga. College 


Home 


May 


7 


Shorter College 


Home 


May 


9 


Shorter College 


Rome 


May 


11 


Berry College 


Home 


May 


16 


Piedmont College 


Demorest 


May 


18 


N. Go. College 


Home 


Approximate game time is 3:00 


p.m. excepf 


April 


30 


Homecoming Day, when 


gome time 


will be J 


:30 p.m. 





ALUMNI DAY 

SATURDAY, 

APRIL 30 

Page 6 




PAUL B. BACON 

BACON IS IMOY 

Paul B. Bacon, '31, Coca Cola Bot- 
tling Company official and a promi- 
nent industrial figure on the Peninsula 
for the past decade, has been named 
San Mateo County's "Industry Man 
of the Year." 

The coveted award, sponsored joint- 
ly by the Manufacturers Association of 
San Mateo County and Wells Fargo 
Bank, was presented on February 26 
at the annual banquet of the Associa- 
tion at the Elks Club, San Mateo. 
Bacon is the sixth winner of the award 
which is given annually in recognition 
of a Peninsula leader whose work and 
efforts have fostered improved public 
understanding of industry's contribu- 
tion to the community. 

One of the first presidents of the 
Manufacturers Association, Bacon has 
been a key leader in the Peninsula's 
rapidly expanding industrial communi- 
ty. He typifies the post-war industrial- 
ist who takes active part in civic and 
community affairs. Besides his activi- 
ties with the manufacturers. Bacon has 
served as president of the San Mateo 
County Red Cross chapter, is a director 
of Junior Achievement, a member of 
the San Mateo County Fair Associa- 
tion and has served with numerous 
charities. 

Bacon was Salutatorian of the Class 
of 1931. He served as President of the 
Student Body, Chairman of the De- 
bate Council and "Vice President of his 
Sophomore class. He was also Business 
Manager of the Stormy Petrel and a 
member of the Student Faculty Coun- 
(Continued Next Column) 



AXELBERG PROMOTED 

Howard G. Axelberg '40 has been 
named executive vice-president of Fil- 
ler, Neal, Battle and Lindsey, Inc., ad- 
vertising and public relations agency 
with offices in Atlanta, Richmond, Va., 
and New York. 

The promotion of Mr. Axelberg, 
formerly an agency vice-president, was 
announced by W. W. Neal, president 
of the company. 

In addition to continuing as account 
executive on several key agency ac- 
counts, Mr. Axelberg will assume in- 
creased administrative responsibilities 
as head of a newly-formed executive 
committee. 

Mr. Axelberg, who joined the agency 
in 1941 as an account executive, has 
been a vice-president and director of 
the firm since the consolidation in 
1958 of Filler, Neal and Battle, of At- 
lanta and New York, and Lindsey and 
Company, of Richmond, Va., forming 
the present organization. Previously, 
he was a partner of Filler, Neal and 
Battle. 

Prior to becoming associated with 
the agency, Mr. Axelberg worked for 
ihe DuPont Company at Gibbstown, 
N. J. During World War II, he served 
as lieutenant in the U. S. Navy. 

Born in Washburn, Wis., Mr. Axel- 
berg attended schools in Joplin, Mo., 
and Paulsboro, N. J. He was graduated 
in 1940 from Oglethorpe University in 
Atlanta. He is also a graduate of the 
Atlanta Law School and a member of 
the Georgia Bar Association. 

The agency executive has been ac- 
tive in civic affairs and in the work of 
the American Association of Advertis- 
ing Agencies. He is a member of Ans- 
ley Golf Club and Cherokee Town and 
Country Club. Mr. Axelberg is married 
to the former Miss Betty Waldron '42 
of Atlanta. The parents of three child- 
ren, the Axelbergs reside at 5529 Glen- 
ridge Drive, N. E., Atlanta. 

cil, the Yamacraw staff and Zeta Up- 
silon fraternity. 

Until establishing his own bottling 
plant in Burlingame after World War 
II, he had held various executive posi- 
tions with Coca Cola in San Francisco, 
New York and Europe. 

He lives at 2940 Eaton Avenue, San 
Carlos, with his wife, Barbara, and 
three daughters, Paula, Barbara and 

Natalie. 

The Flying Petrel 




JOHN P. KNUDSEN 



KNUDSEN GROUP LEADER 

Jolin P. Knudsen "49, has been pro- 
moted to Group Leader of the newly- 
created Acrilan Fundamental Spinning 
group at Chemstrand Research Center 
in Decatur. Alabama. 

The new group will be concerned 
with fundamental studies involving the 
spinning of Acrilan, Chemstrand's 
acrylic fiber. 

Knudsen had previously served as 
Associate Professor of Physics at Ogle- 
thorpe, and he had been an instructor 
in the Department of Physics at the 
University of North Carolina. He join- 
ed Chemstrand's research staff in 
1955. 

Knudsen is married and the father 
of three children. They make their 
home at 1304- 11th Street, S. E., in 
Decatur. 



THROUGH THE YEARS — 



Pete T. Mackey, '26, celebrated his 
twentieth anniversary with the Con- 
necticut Mutual Life Insurance Com- 
pany on January 24. He is associated 
with the Frank B. Anderson agency in 
Miami. He is a member of the Life 
Lnderwriters Association and has serv- 
ed as secretary, vice president and as 
director for five years. He is also a 
member of the Downtown Optomist 
Club. He and his wife live at 1401 
S. W. 15th Ave.. Ft. Lauderdale. Fla. 

Lewis Moseley '28, served as Presi- 
dent of the Atlanta Yaarab Shrine Pa- 
trol in 1959. as well as serving on 
other committees. He is Assistant 
Commandant of Units this year. 

Died: Robert W. Emery, Sr. '29, of 

a possible heart attack in February. 
He served as a macistrate in Hoboken. 



N. J., from 19.^3 to 1940 and as a free- 
holder from 1945 to 51. In 1951, he 
became assistant county counsel and 
held that position until 2 years ago 
when he retired due to failing health. 
He gave up his private law practice at 
the same time. Included among his 
survivors is his son, Robert W. Emery, 
Jr., "54, He lived at 929 Washington 
St., Hoboken. 

Second Lt. Carl T. Sutherland, Jr., 
son of General and Mrs. Carl Suther- 
land, '31/'32, has completed the ten- 
week officer basic course at the Army 
Signal School. Fort Monmouth, N. J. 

Died: Mrs. Walter R. Massengale. 
mother of W. R. Massengale, Jr., '33, 

on December 18, in Atlanta. 

Jack McNeely '35, was named presi- 
dent of the Toccoa Merchants Assn. 



ALUMXI DAY 
SATURDAY, APRIL 30 



April, 1960 



He is a furniture dealer in Toccoa, Ga. 

Willie B. Robinson '35, has been 
City Engineer for the City of Moul- 
trie, Ga. since 1952. He lives with his 
wife and two boys, ages 13 and 8, at 
RED #3. Moultrie. 

Mrs. Marshall A. (Mary Emma 
Bishop) .\sher, Jr. '43, has been elect- 
ed to a two year term on the Board of 
Directors of the Atlanta League of 
Women Voters. The election took 
place on March 29. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Scott Mor- 
ris, Jr., '47, a son. Joseph Scott Mor- 
ris. 111. on Sunday. October 18 at 
10:40 p.m. at Vercen Memorial Hos- 
pital in Moultrie. Ga. He weighed nine 
pounds, eleven and a half ounces at 
birth. 

Rev. and Mrs. Hunter (Louise Wil- 
liams) Bassett, '50/'5(), arc now in 

their second year as pastor and family 
of the First Methodist Church at Ac- 
worth. Ga. They now have four child- 
ren, three boys and a girl. Their ad- 
dress is 103 Morningside Drive, Ac- 
worth. 

John "Jay" Hall, '51, is quite happy 
with his new association with Boland 
Associates, a San Francisco sales pro- 
motion and advertising firm. In an un- 
solicited testimonial. Jay said. "My 
own accounts are in electronics, which 
continually surprises me for it was less 
than a half year ago that I didn't know 
the difference between an amp and 
a lamp, much less what a tunnel diode 
or complementary NPN and PNP 
transistorized circuit was. If ever any- 
one asks you of the benefits of the 
Oglethorpe Plan in a broad back- 
ground, refer them to me for it was 
just that as opposed to a specialized 
training which made the new field pos- 
sible." Thanks, Jay. 

Adelyn Harris Davis, '53, is teach- 
ing in Hiram, Ga. 

Mr. and Mrs. Milton (Joan Hofslet- 
ter) Bauman, '54/'53, have two boys, 
3 years and 10 months. The family 
lives at 641 Kirkwood Ave., Philadel- 
phia 11. Pa. 

Found: Sra. Jose Louis (Liz Math- 
Page 7 



— THROUGH THE YEARS 



ieu, '55,) Frias has returned from Por- 
tugal and now lives at Saratoga 375, 
Mexico, 10, D. F., Mexico. 

Mrs. Donald (Betsy IMacMillan) Ru- 
bin, '55, has applied to medical school 
after some financial and family com- 
mittments had been made. The delay 
from the family standpoint was caused 
by the addition of two daughters. To 
overcome the financial handicap, Betsy 
has published three children's books: 
The Curies, Radium and Radioactivity, 
Mendel and Genetics, and Flying Ani- 
mals. In addition, she has been work- 
ing as a staff writer and editor for the 
Grolier Society, publishers of the Book 
of Knowledge and Fncyclopedia 
Americana. 

Born: To the Reverend and Mrs. D. 
Clifton (Lynn Hallford) Banks, '56/ 

'56, a daughter, Martha Louise, on 
May 16, 1959, in Washington, D. C. 
Cliff was graduated May 28, 1959, 
from the Protestant Episcopal Theolo- 
gical Seminary in Alexandria. Va. He 
has been assigned to the Church of 
the Redeemer, Greensboro, Ga. 

Lt. jg John King, '56, was stationed 



in Spain on February 2 for a three 
year tour of duty as ground control 
approach officer and electronic ma- 
terials officer. Marilyn Holder King, 
'56, his wife, and family will join him 
soon. His new address is GCA Unit 
51, Navy #537, c/o FPO, New York, 
N. Y. 

Lt. jg James A. Magee, '57, prac- 
tically demolished a Navy helicopter 
in a crackup he had in Okinawa. For- 
tunately, Jim's injuries were limited 
to relatively minor leg cuts. He pilots 
the choppers from his ship, the USS 
Bon Homme Richard. During a recent 
stay in Japan, he ran into John Harms, 
'58, who commands 10 amphibian 
tractors. 

Shirley Benefiel, '58, is in London, 
England, with the Air Force Special 
Services. She will remain abroad for 
two years. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. 
(Linda Roebuck) Hoffman, '58/'58 a 
son, Robert, Jr. on January 30 at 
11:38 a.m. He weighed 8 pounds 9V2 
ounces at birth. 

Jack Lane, '58, has returned to 



Oglethorpe to teach "Western Civili- 
zation" in the teacher-in-service pro- 
gram on Saturday mornings. He teach- 
es during the week at Georgia State in 
Atlanta. Janne Jolley Lane, '59, is in 
the accounts receivable department at 
the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. 
offices. 

Jack Etheridge, '59, is in the medi- 
cal services division of the Hoffman- 
LaRoche pharmaceutical firm in Au- 
gusta, Ga. Both he and Claudia Hem- 
don Etheridge, '61, are taking courses 
at Augusta College. They live at 12 
Monte Sano Apts., Augusta. 

Joe Green, '59, was promoted be- 
fore Christmas from Junior Physicist 
to Assistant Group Leader at Oak 
Ridge National Laboratories. His 
group consists of 125 persons. 

Married: James C. Harvey, '61, to 
Ellen Billings, '63, during Christmas 
\acation. The couple are continuing 
their studies at Oglethorpe. 

Died: Carlos Dorian, '63, in an 

automobile accident on March 3 dur- 
ing the severe snow and ice storm. He 
was enrolled at Georgia Tech. His 
body was sent to Guatemala, his home, 
for burial. 



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