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Vol. 44 

Published by National Oglethorpe Alumni Association, April. 1962 

No. 5 

Dinner will be serve on the lawn 
beginning at 6 p.m. 

Plan now to attend. It's a wonderful 
opportunity to renew acquaintances 
and see the progress going on at your 
alma mater. 

d^ooster f roaram 

1. Free Barbecue Lunch 

2. Introductions 

3. Induct Hall of Fame Members 

4. Business Meeting 

5. Baseball Game 

Union College coached by former 
Petrel Jack Russell vs Oglethorpe 
Univ. coached bv former Petrel 
Bill Carter 

6. After dinner, films of the Rhode 

Island game and the films shown 
on the "Today" program will be 
shown in the auditoriun at 7:30 


The largest crowd in history is expected to visit the campus on Homecoming 
Day, Saturday May 12th. A full slate of activities, including the annual meeting of 
the Alumni Association and the Booster Club, has been planned. 

The day will get underway with a 
tennis match between Oglethorpe and 
Georgia State College at 9:00 a.m. 
At 10:30 the Woman's Championship 
rifle match will be held. Booster Club 
events start with a luncheon at noon 
and a meeting at 1 p.m. Immediately 
thereafter will be the ceremonies in- 
ducting the first five members into the 
newly-established Hall of Fame. 

The traditional baseball game will 
begin at 2:30 p.m., followed by the 
annual meeting and elections of the 
Alumni Association. 



MAY 12th 

The Duchess Club cordially in- 
vites the alumni and their friends to 
an art show and tea on Saturday, 
Mav 12th. The formal opening of 
the exhibit of paintings by the late 
Robert S. Roizers will be in the Art 
Gallery at 3:30. 

Mr. Rogers, formally a teacher at 
the Atlanta Art Institute, was a 
graduate of the Art Institute of 
Chicago and at the American Acad- 
emy of Art in Chicago. Although 
primarily a watercolorist, his work 
in oils and pastels is distinguished. 

The members of the Duchess 
Club hope to have the opportunity 
to meet the alumni and to enhance 
Alumni Day at Oglethorpe by dis- 
playing for the first time to the 
public these particular works of an 
excellent painter, etcher, educator 
and lecturer. 



Tennis Oglethorpe University vs 

Georgia State Tennis courts 


Rifk Match . 


Booster Luncheor 



...Field House 


Baseball Gome 

vs Union 

Oglethorpe University 




Refreshments served by O U 
Women's Club 

Great Hall 


Alumni Meeting 

... Auditorium 


Buffet Supper .. 
Let's Reminsce 

lawn behind 
Hearst Hal! 

Films of Rhode 

slond gome 

and the 

film of the ' 

Today" sho 

v/ Auditorium 




how 3:30 

Art Gallery 

Yamacraws of former 
Lost Alumni files 

Hearst Hall 

Hearst Holl 


s Gallery Hall o 


Field House 

rJjon t ^oraell 

MAY 12 



Oglethorpe's grand old man of base- 
ball, Frank Anderson, and the long- 
time exponent of footballs' colorful 
military shift, John Patrick, will be in 
attendance on Alumni Day. Both have 
acknowledged invitations to be here 
and exchange reminisces with and 
about former Oglethorpe athletes. 
Anderson, considered one of the pre- 
mier college baseball coaches of the 
nation, directed Oglethorpe teams 
from 1916 to 1943. Patrick, one of 
the finest linemen ever to play for 
Oglethorpe, succedded Harry Robert- 
son as head coach in 1935 and carried 
on until Oglethorpe discontinued foot- 
ball after the 1941 season. 

Zjlie Irujing f-^ctrel 

April, 1962 

Published seven times a year in Ju/y, September, Oc- 
tober, Jonuary, Morch, Apni ond hAay by Og/elhorpe 
University, Atlanta, Georgia^ 

Printed by 
Russell & Wardlaw 


Howard Axelberg '40 President 

Samuel M. Hirsch '50 . 1st V. President 
Philip Hildretli '34 _-.,- 2nd V. President 
W. Elmer George '40 . 3rd V. President 

Mrs. Betty Villegas '49 Secretary 

Martin Sterling '36 Treasurer 


O. K. Sheffield '53 Chairman 

Joseph R. Murphy '20 
Wayne S. Traer '28 
Mrs. Mary Walker '34 
Harry P. Wren '34 
Mrs. Tommie Carper '37 
Francis S. Key '38 
Mrs. Mary Asher '43 
Louis Wuichet '59 


Joyce B. Minors '57 


The library would like to have a 
complete tile of the "Yamacraw." 
They are missing the issues of 1927. 
1928, 1933, 1935, 1938, 1939, and 
1940. if you have an issue of any one 
of the missing years and would consid- 
er donating it to the library, the Uni- 
versity would be most grateful. 

kiu(;e selected for Sidney 
lamer poetry award 

The first annual Sidney Lanier Po- 
etry Award was presented March 7, to 
Dr. George Ross Ridge for his book 
"Under the Georgia Sun." 

This award was set up in memory of 
the Georgia poet Sidney Lanier who 
was a student at Oglethorpe University 
from 1857 to I860. The award win- 
ning book becomes a part of the Sid- 
ney Lanier Memorial Collection in 
the Oglethorpe University Library. 


Harold John (Harry) Robertson, the 
inspired football coach who led the 
Petrels in the mid-twenties and early 
thirties, died Jan. 7 in a veterans' 
hospital in Coral Gables, Fla. He was 

Coach Harry, often called a "foot- 
ball genius", succeeded his brother 
"Big Jim" Robertson as an Oglethorpe 
University coach. 

He boosted the Petrels to the SI A A 
title in 1925. Following this triumph, 
his team was invited to Miami for a 
New Years Day game with Rollins. 
This is believed to have been the first 
genuine Orange Bowl game — or at 
least the precedent for the series which 
came after. 

Victory laurels came in abundance 
to Robertson. His galloping teams beat 
such grid iron giants as Georgia Tech, 
Georgia and Manhattan College. 

He is survived by his wife, Florence, 
who still lives in Dania. Fla., Coach 
Harry's retirement home; a sister Mrs. 
Henrietta Lewis, also of Florida, and 
Brother Jim, who now operates a store 
in Cape Cod, Mass. 

Lively, prankish and warmhearted. 
Coach Harry will be remembered 
fondly by many O.U. old grads. 


^hh , . . 

Judge Vance Custer '24 of a heart 
attack Jan. 31, 1962. in Bainbridge. 
Ga. Judge Custer was stricken just 
four months after Gov. Vandiver had 
appointed him to fill the unexpired 
term in the Georgia Court of Appeals. 

James W. Morrow '26 in January. 
1962. He had resided at 155 Third 
Street, Atlanta. 

Rutherford B. McKissack '28 on 

March 12, 1962. His widow resides at 
3248 Casa Linda Drive, Decatur. 


Annie May Robertson '40. She had 

lived in Newman. Georgia. 

Dudley Walker Engelson '53 in a 

tragic fire which took his life and burn- 
ed his home. His wife. Mary, was res- 
cued and their daughter Kathy, 10. 
was away visiting relatives at the time. 
At the time of his death. Mr. Engelson 
was employed as a laboratory tech- 
nician in Closter, N. J. 


Oglethrope's faculty salaries will be 
increased again in 1962-63. Dr. Don- 
ald C. Agnew announced that the 
Board of Trustees has authorized an 
increase for the coming year approxi- 
mating 15'; of total faculty salary 
outlay. This follows a similar increase 
granted in 1961-62. 

Also in 1961. the Trustees initiated 
a faculty retirement plan. 

Oglethorpe has one of the finest 
faculties in the nation. Nearly half of 
the faculty members hold doctoral de- 
grees or the equivalents, compared to 
a national average of less than 25 'Xr . 

This latest faculty salary increase is 
a further step toward the Trustees' 
goal of making faculty salaries at Ogle- 
thorpe University higher than any 
comparable insitutions. 


The Board of Trustees of Ogle- 
thorpe University named four new 
members at the Annual Meeting Feb- 
ruary 12th. Elected were Howard G. 
Axelberg "40. Judge Thomas L. Camp 
"25, R. L. Dempsey "27. and Howard 
K. Thranhardt "35. 

Axelberg, currently serving as presi- 
dent of the National Alumni Associa- 
tion, is executive vice-president of Lil- 
ler, Neal, Battle and Lindsey, Inc. an 
Atlanta advertising agency with offices 
in Dallas. New York. Richmond and 

Judge Camp, who received his LLB 
at George Washington University, was 
admitted to the Georgia Bar Associa- 
tion in 1933 and subsequently served 
as secretary to a congressman, as a 
law clerk, on the Civil Service Com- 
mission of the United States House of 
Representatives, and as a Fulton 
County Commissioner. He is a Judge 
of the Civil Court of Fulton County. 

Dempsey is the owner of Chevrolet 
dealerships in Bartow and Tampa, 
Florida. His wife, the former Virginia 
O'Kelley, was in the Oglethorpe class 
of 1929. 

Thranhardt received both his AB 
and MA degrees from Oglethorpe 
University. He is Secretary of J. E. 
Hanger. Inc. and is Secretary of South- 
ern Prosthetic Supply Company. 
Thandhardt is a past president of the 
National Alumni Association and is 
on the Board of Directors of the 
Booster Club. He is a member of the 
National Academy of Sciences. 


The Flying Petrel 


Thanks to the interest and generosi- 
ty of her loyal alumni, the school's 
Forward Oglethorpe Fund has already 
surpassed the totals achieved for all of 

last year. 

Chairman Phil Hildreth '34 an- 
nounced that contributions exceed 
526,000.00 compared to the .S24,- 
'■>77.39 received last year. There has 
been a corresponding increase in num- 
ber of donors — from 6<S3 in 1960-61 
to 763 already this year. The Forward 
Oglethorpe Fund drive will continue 
through June 30th in order to reach 
the goal of S38, 500.00. 

The progress of the Fund has been 
remarkable. In 1955-56, alumni gifts 
amounted to S433. The next vear'this 
increased to S 1.576. In 1957-58, 
alumni support began to pick up and 
a total of $3,015" was received. .As 
more and more alumni proved the\ 
wanted to build a greater Oglethorpe, 
the totals moved upto S5.298 in 1958- 
59 and S7,420 in 1959-60. 

In 1960-61 came the biu jump. 
More than 22 <> of the alumni made 
contributions totalling 524,977. This 
placed Oglethorpe "in 55th place 
among 117 small, coeducational col- 
leges. Now, in 1961-62, we bid fair to 
rank among the top 25 small colleizes 
who report alumni gifts. Truly, Ogle- 
thorpe alumni are showing their desire 
to play a part m the tremendous pro- 
gress taking place today. 

Top Ten Classes To Date 

Class Donors .Amount 

1 — 1940 33 51,986.00 

2— 1957 32 894.00 

3— 1954 __ 30 288.00 

1958 30 706.00 

4—1939 29 663.00 

5— 1930 ____ 27 1,040.00 

6—1934 26 440.00 

1953 26 235.00 

7—1929 _ 23 437.00 

1931 23 587.00 

8 — 1 928 22 1 ,63 1 .50 

1942 22 409.00 

9—1927 _ 21 568.00 

1941 _______ 21 127.00 

1950 21 203.00 

1952 21 241.00 

1955 21 144.00 

1961 _ . 21 175.00 

10—1937 __ 20 1.653.50 

April, 1962 

i<M)A^.«^ t (H.i.i:(;i; vu vi hi, 

(idling into college, and staying 
there, can he a rough proposition for 
today's young people. The competition 
is frantic and colleges are raising their 
standards. They can afford to "be se- 
lective because of the unprecendented 
number of would-be college men and 
women. Many aspirants are left out- 
side the college gates, or fail to keep 
up if they do gain admission. 

What are some of the major stumb- 
ling blocks to successful college ca- 
reers? — English, spelling, grammar, 
composition, and foreign languages. 
In short, reading and writing are fore- 
most, according to a group of Ogle- 
thorpe University students and faculty. 
Science and math have been getting a 
lot of emphasis since Sputnik, and 
they can certainly be troublesome; far 
more woe comes to the college popula- 
tion because of an insufficient grasp 
of the Mother-tongue. "It is possible 
to plan a course of college study with 
a minumum of math, but it's impos- 
sible to dodge English." said Dr. 
George C. Seward. Oglethorpe Vice- 
president and Dean." "Good stud\ 
habits and strong motivation — an earn- 
est desire to obtain a college degree — 
are necessarv for success, too." he 

Akmmi with young sons or dauijh- 
ters still in grammar or high school 
might find the experiences of current 
Oglethorpe students useful. Lanier 
Bagwell, freshman, said he would ad- 
vise young people contemplating col- 
lege to be sure they "learn how to" write 
a theme before enrolling. English com- 
position has got me down right now. 
Learn how to read, and formufate good 
study habits, too," he said. Another 
freshman. Chip Cowan said, "You 
must learn to complete assignments 
on time." He added, "And," assign 
specific times for study." Latin can be 
a college girl's best friend, especially if 
she has studied it in high school, ac- 
cording to a pair of attractive Ogle- 
thorpe freshman girls. Bonnie Beck 
and Mary Louise Browne put Latin 
at the top of the of helpful high 
school subects. "Take it." they urged. 
"It helps so much with your English 
vocabulary. I regret not having studied 
it." said Miss Beck. "The students who 
had Latin seem to do so much better 
than I." Miss Browne is very glad she 
studied the not-so-dead langauge. "I'm 
glad I took both Latin and "Spanish 
as part of my high school work. They 
have been wonderful aids to me since 
I came to Oglethorpe." They agreed 
that the study of a foreign language 
"strengthens vour English." 


Charles Longstreet Weltner. (AB 
"4,S) has announced his candidacy for 
Congress. He will oppose incimibent 
James C. Davis in the September 
Democratic Primar\. 

Weltner entered Oglethorpe as a 
freshman in 1944. He" was elected to 
Blue Key, Boar's Head. Who's Who 
and Student Body President during his 
stay on campus, and won a letter in 

In 1947. he was admitted to Colum- 
bia University Law School under the 
professional option, and received his 
degree at Oglethorpe in 1948. An LLB 
from Columbia followed in 1450. 

A practicing lawyer in the area. 
Weltner, 34, has been active in many 
fields. He was president of the Nation- 
al Oglethorpe Alumni Association in 
1954, and taught Business Law at 
Oglethorpe from 1950 through 1955. 
He is presentK legal ccnmsel for the 

Weltner is persenting a platform that 
calls attention to the needs of grow- 
ing urban areas. He points out that the 
Fifth District is the second largest in 
population in the nation. The" Fifth 
Congressional District includes De- 
Kalb. Fulton and Rockdale Counties. 
He vigorously opposes the County Unit 
System; and promises to abolish it in 
the Fifth Congressional District De- 
mocratic Primary. 

Weltner is the son of Dr. Philip 
Weltner. former Chancellor of the 
University System of Georgia and 
President of Oglethorpe University. 

Page 3 


We renienihcr with pleasure the 
years (1949-1957) at Oglethorpe of 
George Marion O'Donnell. a man of 
deep sympathies and wisdom, warm- 
ing and enlightening all the souls for- 
tunate enough to serve with him or sit 
in his classes. Now with grief we must 
end our association, for he died in 
January in New Haven, Connecticut, 
where he had been living since leaving 

It is fitting at this time that one of 
his students should voice the senti- 
ments of all of us who knew him and 
we are reprinting the tribute of Mari- 
anne Epstein Baranan. 1957, found in 
the Stormy Petrel of February 5, 1962. 

George Marion O'Donnell is dead. 
I have a wreath of flowers for him in 
my heart. 

The first flower is for George Mar- 
ion the teacher. I went to many schools 
and colleges, in many countries, knew 
many countries, knew many people 
who taught me. But only two teachers 
did I meet who were teachers like 
those rulers of old: By the Grace of 
God. One was Professor Falck. The 
other was Professor O'Donnell. 

His students at college called him 
"M.O.D."", affectionately. I took sever- 
al courses from M.O.D., but he began 
my education at the dinner table in 
the school cafeteria. With short stories 
taken from his life, in the mood of 
Marcel Proust, and with dialogues in 
the manner of Plato, he revealed the 
South to me: a newcomer and a for- 
eigner. And the South, baffling not 
only to outsiders, became a scene of 
compassionate beauty, like a great love 
affair never fulfilled. 

This was his greatness as a teacher: 
he could draw open the curtain and the 
subject of his discourse would appear 
in a great flash of clarity. To stay en- 
graved in the mind. That is why one 
hour with M.O.D. made up for many 
hours from other lecturers, those 
patient repeaters of facts, facts to be 
memorized for the next exam — and 
all contained in the textbook. 

The second flower is for George 
Marion O'Donnell the poet. His writ- 
ing was concerned with the image and 
the soul of Man. Yet his mood and his 
symbols were enwrapped deeply in the 
history of the South. This heritage of 
thought concerned with the South was 
faint like a cobweb, yet strong like 
thunder, pervading all his work. And 

Page 4 

the Man, and the South, of whom 
O'Donnell wrote, were things of great 
beauty and faint sadness. 

A special flower I put down now, a 
flower to O'Donnell the poet of poets. 
For the creator of poetry also posses- 
sed the finest harp strings of sensitivity 
for all poetry. He was a superb inter- 
preter and unsurpassed for his reading. 
His students said of him: "M.O.D, can 
read the telephone directory to us — 
and keep us entranced." How he made 
my heart bounce with his reading of 
Carl Sandburg's "Chicago," and my 
skin tremble with the "Voodoo." 

My last flower goes to George Mar- 
ion O'Donnell the man. He was of 
frail physique and slight build, subject 
to the many ailments of highly sensi- 
tive system. The fast speed of a car, or 
a haircut on a cold, windy day, would 
upset him. But his moral strength and 
courage were towering. He would 
stand up and fight against dishonesty, 
intrigue, and injustice like a giant 
where the robust campus men in 
tweeds took refuge in safe ambiguity. 
His emblem carried not only flue and 
quill: it included the sword. 

George Marion the friend would 
touch your shoulder kindly when you 
had grief, unerringly hold you to your 
best qualities, patiently and wisely 
stand by you. Every meeting with him 
left your mind enriched with a gracious 
miniature of sensitive thoughts and 
graceful manners. They are gifts 1 

How can it be that he is gone? Only 
yesterday, it seems, he sent a let- 
ter and an invitation with an outline of 
the street plan, so I would not fail to 
find his house, sent two pictures of the 
beautiful, great tree which lived in his 
backyard. One taken in summer, and 
one in winter, so that I could envisage 
his view. George Marion O'Donnell 
has gone, but he left me many images 
as gifts. The greatest of them is his 
image of Man, struggling through 
history, striving to fulfill his highest 

» T ▼ V 





Mr. John Crouch '29 


Mr. Crouch is a practicing Certified 
Public Accountant; has his own prac- 
tice and has been located in Albany, 
Ga., for the past twenty-three years. 

Married on March 1, 1935 to the 
former Estell Anderson of Barnesville. 
Ga., deceased October 15, 1960. Has 
one son. Tommy, who is now president 
of the Freshmen Class at Oglethorpe 

Is a member and an Elder in Cove- 
nant Presbyterian Church, Albany; 

Past Master of Doughtery Lodge 
No. 591, F. & A.M. 

Past Commander of St. Paul's Com- 
mandery No. 24, K.T. 

32nd. degree Scottish Rite Mason 

A Shriner, Member of Hasan 
Temple and Trustee 

Trustee and Treasurer of Knights 
Templar Educational Foundation, a 
student loan fund. 

Elected and served one term on City 
Commission of Albany, Ga. 

Is Chairman of Dougherty County 
Welfare Board 

Member of Albany Rotary Club 
Hobbies: Cooking, flowers, and col- 
lecting old clocks. 

The Flying Petrel 


"We have learned to wade in deep- 
er waters," Coacli Garland Pinholster 
said as he glanced over the 1 96 1 -62 
record book. "Now we hope to ven- 
ture in water just a little deeper. We 
are searching for and feel we are ready 
for a slightly tougher schedule." 

The schedule Oglethorpe played last 
season was the toughest in the school's 
history, no doubt of that. Teams such 
as Rhode Island, Mississippi South- 
ern, Belmont Abbey, Carson-Newman, 
Georgia Southern. Chattanooga, Jack- 
sonville, and Stetson presented a 24- 
game challenge that was met with 
much success. 

Some probably feel that failure 
would be a better word — failure 
simply because the last game, that 
against Jacksonville in the District 2.'^ 
play-off, ended in defeat. 

The Petrels didn't go to the nation- 
als this year. But make no mistake 
about it, the Petrels have their finest 
season ever. They have won more and 
they have lost fewer. They had a better 
defensive average and they have gone 
higher. But this was the best season. 

They played the best they have ever 
played and they won 20 games and lost 
foui . 

"Those victories were sweet," Coach 
Pinholster said. "They were most 
satisfying to us primarily because our 
seniors were the hardest working mem- 
bers on the squad. Boys like Tommy 
Norwood and Jay Rowland and John- 
ny Guthrie showed tiie younger boys 
how to go 100 per cent. 

"It will be almost impossible to re- 
build at some positions this next sea- 
son. Norwood was elected captain of 
the Atlanta Journal's All-State team 
and many coaches in the NAIA told 
me personally the only thing that cost 
him Ail-American honors was the fact 
we didn't make it to the nationals. 
Glenn Wilkes, the fine coach at Stet- 
son, told me there was no finer guard 
at Kansas City and the nationals than 

All you had to do was see Norwood 
in the last game. Then you would 
wonder how he can be replaced. 

"We are moving real slow with our 
recruiting," Coach Pinholster explain- 
ed, "for a reason. We have a small 
number of grants and we do not want 
to waste any. If we make a mistake 
that means our squad is simply cut 
bv one. We have sinned Walker Heard, 

Oglethorpe Universi 
ty's three basketball 
seniors pose with theii 
coaches. The four iin- 
gers symbolize t h e 
players' rank as fourth- 
year men. Left to right 
are Jay Rowland. 
Gainesville, Fla.: as 
sistant basketball coach 
Billy Carter; Tommy 
Norwood, Decatur, Ga.; 
Coach Garland Pinhol 
ster, and Johnny Guth 
rie, a Murphy High 

of Druid Hills, a fine boy and a fine 
student. We just hope we can fill all 
our vacancies with boys who have as 
much piitential as Walker." 

One encouraging aspect of the Pe- 
trels for next season is the return of 
the front line — Morris Mitchell, Bobby 
Nance, and Bobby Sexton, with back- 
up duty being filled by Billy Parker. 

Darrell Whitford also returns as do 
Ray Thomas. Jimbo Hartlagc. Joe 
Carter, and Bill Stewart. 

The Petrels' four losses came at the 
hands of Georgia Southern, Chattano- 
oga, Mississippi Southern, and Jack- 
sonville. They beat Chattanooga, 
Southern, and Jacksonville in the oth- 
er games played with those teams. 

They also whipped Rhode Island. 
Pikeville, Cumberland, Peru Olym- 
pians, Stetson, Carson-Newman and 
other excellent representatives of the 
small college field. 

They rose as high as eighth in the 
nation in the Dunkle Ratings and fin- 
ished 16th in the final United Press 
International poll and 18th in the final 
Associated Press poll. These were 
firsts for Oglethorpe. This was a suc- 
cessful season — the best ever for the 

"It was certainly my most pleasant 
season," Coach Pinholster said, "ex- 
cept for the Jacksonville game." 

He doesn't mention that most ex- 
perts would have taken even money 
the Petrels wouldn't bat .500 before 
the season started. 

They hit 20 times in 24 appear- 

And that's iiood. 






Date Opponent 




21 David Lipscomb 



22 David Lipscomb 



23 Kalamazoo Colleqe 



27 Pfeiffer Colleqe 

N C 


28 Pfeiffer Colleqe 



31 Shorter 


Rome, Go. 

2 Piedmont 



4 Berry 


Rome, Ga. 

7 West Georqia 



9 University of 





13 Berry 



14 Shorter 



18 St- Bernard 



19 Wheaton 



20 Wheaton 



30 West Georqia 




1 Mercer 



5 Mercer 


Macon, Ga 

8 Piedmont 



11 Union 



12 Union 



All home qomes b 


Ol 3:00 P.M. 





Date Match 




23 Moryville 



9;30 AM, 


Berry, Ga. 
Rome, Go 


4 Berry ...__ Mt. 

6 Shorter 

12 Southwestern 

13 Berry 


14 Georqia Southern 
17 Shorter 


18 St Bernard 


21 West Georqia 

28 Georgia Southern 



1 Emory 

2 Emory at Oxford 



9:00 AM 

12 Georgia State 
15 West Georqia 


19 Emory at Oxford 


April, 1962 

Page 5 

Mr. Boisieuillel Jones 
as he spoke to the 
Alumni on March 23. 


Kimsey Stewart, an outstanding 
guard under Coach John Patrick, has 
been inducted into the Georgia Prep 
Sports Hall of Fame. 

He beizan his coaching career in 
1938 at Spalding High School in Grif- 
fin. Georgia, and over a span of eight- 
een years his team won 125 games, lost 
38 and tied 5. 

Kimsey coached at Spalding. La- 
Grange. Georgia Military College, 
Americus. and Spalding again. His 
teams at LaGrange and Spalding 
both won championships. During his 
career he was named Football Coach 
of the Year, served on the Board of 
Directors and as President of the 
GACA. In 1955, he left the coaching 
ranks to begin a highly successful ca- 
reer with United American Life Insur- 
ance Company. 

Kimsey was born March 4. 1917, at 
Ashburn, Georgia. He graduated from 
high school in Ashburn and attended 
Abraham Baldwin College there. He 
received an AB degree from Ogle- 
thorpe University. 

Election to the Hall is restricted to 
individuals ■"who by their achievement 
or service have made an outstanding 
contribution to prep sports in Geor- 

C/«jj o/ 82 

To Mr. and Mrs. Edwin H. (Nancy 
Tarrant '60) Calhoun, a daughter, 
Tracy Leiszh. The Calhouns live at 
1108 Tumlin St., N. W., Atlanta 13, 

To Mr. and Mrs. Warren G. Shore 
'56 a daughter, Jaimee Hann. on Jan. 
25, 1962 in New York City. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Tom (Jeanette Se- 
ward, 64) Deacon '60, a daughter, 
Leslie Elizabeth, on Feb. 5, 1962, in 
Oak Ridee, Tenn. 

Mr. James Sibley and Mrs. Ernest Vandiver 
compare awards presented them at the Break- 
fast Meeting held March 23rd. 


Over 110 teacher alumni attended the annual breakfast held during the 
GEA convention in Atlanta last month. 

Mr. Boisfeuillet Jones, a native of Macon, Ga. and formerly of Emory 
University, now a special assistant in the Department of Health, Education and 
Welfare, was the featured speaker. 

Governor Vandiver and Mr. John Sibley received this year's Oglethorpe 
.Alumni School Bell Award for the roles they played last year in preventing the 
cessation of public schools in Georgia. \'andiver was lauded for his courage in 
advocating legislation that enabled the public schools to stay open and Mr. Sibley 
for heading a commission that toured the state sampling opinion on the school 
se^reaation issue. 


Oglethorpe University is filled to 
capacity with 418 students — the larg- 
est number of regular students in the 
college's history. This is a 14 per cent 
increase over the previous year's en- 

As early as last Christmas, res- 
idence hail space for women had 
been filled. This situation resulted 
in many qualified coeds being refused 

Studies are currently in progress 
concerning additional facilities; how- 
ever, a schedule for actual construc- 
tion has not been completed. 

The enrollment is about equally 
divided between women and men with 
students come from 1 3 states and five 
foreign countries. 


Charles O. Jackson is the new field 
representative for Oglethorpe Uni- 

He is a graduate of Hapeville High 
School, a summa cum laude graduate 
of Oglethorpe and is completing his 
thesis for the M.A. degree in history at 
Emory University, where he held a 
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship. 

Mr. Jackson replaces Mr. T. Mi- 
chael Murphey who has accepted a po- 
sition with Mercer University. 

At Oglethorpe, Mr. Jackson will 
work with the Dean of Admissions and 
will conduct talks and personal inter- 
views with prospective students. 

Page 6 

The Flving Petrel 

Miss Joyce Gravel 
Captain of the Riflettes. 


One of the more unusual features of 
Alumni Day will be a Mateh for the 
WtMncn"s Championship of Ogle- 
thorpe's ""Riflettes" to be held at the 
rifle range behind Lowry Hall. The 
Riflettes, led by Joyce Gravel of Lake 
Wales, Florida, is one of the few small 
college rifle teams in existance. They 
recently defeated a team from the Uni- 
versity of Colorado to continue their 
two-year unbroken record of victories. 

In the postal match with Colorado, 
both Miss Gravel and Katie Patton of 
Atlanta scored 100. Miss Gravel's sea- 
son average is 99.8 out of 100 and the 
lowest average on the team is 97. 

Besides the Alumni Da\ Champion- 
ship match, the team from Oglethorpe 
will compete twice more with North 
Georgia, and once with Texas Wo- 
men's University and Middle Tennes- 
see State College. An Interclub 
Championship Match will end the 

The Riflettes are only one branch 
of Oglethorpe's Yamacraw Gun Club 
which was first organized on the camp- 
us in 1958. SeweH ("Chief") Edwards, 
security officer for the University, is 
the founder and coach of the team. 

Most of the guns used by the club 
were loaned to them by the department 
of Civil Defense, but recently, equip- 
ment including two 22 automatic target 
pistols, was given to the group by the 
Student Council. 


A face familiar [o all Oglethorpians 
of the 1939-43 era greeted the readers 
of Business Week Magazine, March 
17, 1962. George Kolowich, Jr., hefty 
e.\-tackle of the Petrels and now Presi- 
dent of Denver Chicago Trucking 
Company, warranted the cover feature 
because of his unique and successful 
operation of that company. 

1 he article pointed out that "Den- 
ver Chicago Trucking Company is 
hitting the jackpot by minimizing its 
short haul business in favor of long- 
distance toting of high-value car- 
goes. . . these policies have given 
eighth-ranking Denver Chicago one of 
the highest — if not the highest — profit 
margins in the industry." 

In IM61 Denver Chicago grossed 
S42.3 million dollars, up from §40. 6 
million in ]'-)60. For the latest year, 
its net operating income before fed- 
eral taxes amounted to practically 
S4.2 million. 

Kolowich has continued his interest 
in sports. The company has hired golf 

=■ III 

pros as salesmen, and supports a host 
of employee teams including bowling, 
basketball and skeet shooting. George 
is an active member of the Oglethorpe 
Booster Club. 

He and his wife, the former Claudia 
Johnson '43, will attend Alumni Day, 
May 12th. 





MAY 12 

Jim Hinson shown ad- 
dressing the assembled 
guests at the recent 
Faculty Appreciation 


Seventy-seven members of the facul- 
ty and Alumni Association attended a 
dinner at the college cafeteria on the 
evening of February 12th to honor the 
Oglethorpe faculty. Four members of 
the Board of Trustees, Messers Mil- 
ton, Foreman, Perkins and Dorough, 
joined the Executive Committee of the 
Alumni Association to honor the 
Oglethorpe faculty. Mr. Jim Hinson 
and Mr. Virgil Milton made brief talks 
and Dean Seward introduced each of 
the facult\ members with humorous 

thumb nail sketches. Mr. Glenn 
Rainey, professor of English at Geor- 
gia Tech whose son is an Oglethorpe 
freshman made the principle address 
of the evening in which he combined a 
sound academic theory of education 
with pertinent amusing anecdotes. 

Personal book plate stamps and 
golden Booster Club rulers, gifts from 
the Alumni Association and Booster 
Club, were presented to faculty mem- 
bers at the close of the program. 

April, 1962 

Page 7 


Jack McNeelj '35 has been elected 
president of the Toccoa Merchants As- 

Ed. W. Hiles '36 recently was elect- 
ed president of the Savings Association 
Trade Executives at a recent meeting 
in Washington of the United States 
Saving & Loan League. 

Mrs. Charles B. McCarity '40 of 
Dallas, Georgia, has the distinction of 
being included in the 1961 edition of 
"Who's Who of American Women" 
and also having her daughter, Mrs. 
Mac Barber of Commerce, Georgia, 
included in the same edition. 

While a professor at Upper Iowa 
University, Philip J. Lorenz '49, pub- 
lished a book, "The Research Function 
of American Colleges: A Physicist's 
View". The book was published last 
August. Mr. Lorenz now resides in 
Syracuse, New York. 

Ken Steele '49 has just received his 
MBA degree from the University of 
Southern California. His major was 
in finance. His address is 1753 Greve- 
lia St., South Pasadena, Calif. 

Married: Bob IVloskowitz '52 to 
Jo An Setzer, a high school teacher of 
drama and speech, in St. Joseph, Mo., 
in August. Bob has been a sports writer 
on the Newport News Press for five 

Married: Marianne O'Neil '52 to 

William S. Howland in Miami, Flori- 
da. Their address is 5243 SW 63, 
Miami 55, Fla. 

Mr. and Mrs. David B. (Jocelyn 
Furey) Fischer '53 were in Atlanta 
recently visiting the Wendell Browns. 
David is at Columbia University where 
he will receive his PhD in European 

Mrs. T. J. (Mary Jane Holt) Weed- 
en '56 is residing in California 
where her husband is a pastor of the 
Asbury Methodist Church. He is also 
working toward his PhD degree. The 
couple now have four boys, Scott, Ted- 
dy, Michael and Brian. Their address 
is 2455 Sichcl St., Los Anseles 31, 

Married: Miss Ann Klein '57 to 
Gary Wenger '61 in March 1961. The 
couple is now living in New York 

L{.(jg) Gordon Hiles '57 is mainten- 
ance officer at the U.S. Naval Under- 
water Swimmers School, U.S. Naval 
Base, Key West, Fla. A recent photo- 
graph in the Key Outpost, the base 
newspaper, showed him preparing an 
underwater escape exhibt for visiting 
members of the Uruguayan Naval War 
College class. 

Married: Alice (Kitty) Kincaid '58 

to S Sgt. Harvey D. Braswell of Or- 
lando, Fla. The couple is presently 
residing in Atlanta while Sgt. Braswell 
is stationed at Dobbins Air Force Base 
at Marietta. 

A. R. "Atu" Faruquee '60 plans to 
study at Columbia University. He re- 
ceived his MA degree from Emory 
University in July, 1961. "Atu's" ad- 
dress is 231 W. 96th St., Apt. 6-A 
New York 25, N.Y. 

James Calhoon '60 has received his 
MA degree at Emory University in 
Speech Pathology, Audiology and Ed- 
ucation of the Deaf. He married 
Beverly Wakeland of Hattiesburg, 
Miss, on August 13, 1961. 

Jan Mundorff, '60 has transferred 
to Emory University. He is interning 
in the psychiatric wards of Emory Hos- 
pital as partial requirement toward his 
master's degree in psychology. 

Mrs. James D. (Carol Campbell) 
Reed '61 has been transferred by the 
National Aeronautics and Space Ad- 
ministration to the new Manned Space- 
craft Center in Houston, Texas. She 
is working on the "Gemini", the two- 
man earth orbital project, while her 
husband is connected with the "Apol- 
lo" lunar manned flight project. 



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