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EDITION 



Vol, 45 



Published by National Akinini Association of Oglethorpe University, April, 1^)63 



No. 6 



Alumni Day May 11, 1963 



ALUMNI DAY 

Your Alumni Day committee has 
been working for months to make this 
Alumni Day the most memorable one 
so far. Come and enjoy your day at 
Oglethorpe, Tennis starts at 9;30 with 
a match with Georgia State; the wo- 
mans rifle championship matches will 
be at 10:30. Incidentally, this wo- 
man's team is one of the best in the 
country having defeated such schools 
as North Georgia, University of Min- 
nesota, Texas Women's University, 
and U. of Colorado. 

Registration begins at 11:00 with 
the Booster luncheon at 12:00 in the 
Field House; after the Booster busi- 
ness meeting will be the induction of 
the Hall of Fame members and then 
the dedication of Anderson Field at 
Hermanee Stadium. 

The baseball game with Union Col- 
lege begins at 2:30 with an Art Tea 
in the Great Hall following. The An- 
nual business meeting and elections 
of the Alumni Association will be at 
5:00 in the auditorium. 

To top off the day, the buffet sup- 
per will be served on the lawn at 6:00. 
At 7:30, there will be student enter- 
tainment. 

Come. Bring your family. Enjoy 
your classmates and renew old friend- 
ships. Let's have a fine time May 11, 
1963. 



DUCHESSES TO HAVE 
DINNER 

The Duchess Club cordially 
invites all former Duchesses to 
attend its annual reunion dinner 
to be held at 6:30 P.M., May 10. 
1963. 

At this time the current 
president of the club. Mrs. Sara 
Mac Germano will acquaint the 
former members of the recent 
activities of the Duchess Club. 




ALUMNI DAY 
SCHEDULE 

9.30 Tennis Tennis Courts 

OU vs Georgia State 
10:30 Rifle Match Rifle range 

OU Woman's Championship 
11:00 Registration Great Hall 

12:00 Booster Luncheon Field House 

2:00 Dedication of Anderson Field 
2:30 Baseball OU vs Union Anderson Field 
4:00 Art Tea served by Duchess Club 

Great Hall 
5.00 Alumni Meeting Auditorium 

6:00 Buffet dinner Lawn behind Hearst Hall 
7:30 Variety Entertainment by Students — 

Lawa — Hearst Kail 



Arthur Garson 



Frank Garson Library 
to be Erected 

By ARNOLD W. BAKER 

At long last, Oglethorpe has con- 
crete plans concerning the building of 
a badly needed library. The proposed 
structure will be of modern architec- 
tual design, though at the same time 
being in harmony with the overall 
Gothic mood of the campus. It's facil- 
ities will include study desks for stu- 
dents, a record room and other up-to- 
date library equipment. Although the 
final draft of the plans is still on the 
drawing board, construction is sup- 
posed to begin in the fall of 1963. 

The realization of these plans is due 
to one of Oglethorpe's most disting- 
uished alumni, Arthur Garson, who 
has pledged 5100,000 to the build- 
ing of the new library, which will be 
named after his father, the late Mr. 
Frank Garson. 

Mr. Arthur Garson is a graduate 
of the class of 1928. having entered 
Oglethorpe at the age of ten and being 
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^lie ^litinq J etrct 

April, 1963 

Pub/ished seven i\me% a year in July, September, Oc- 
tober, January, March, April and May by Oglethorpe 
Untversily, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Printed by 
Russell & Wardlaw 

OFFICERS 

Sam M. Hirsch, Jr. '50 President 

Phil Hildrcth '34 1st V. President 

Jim HoUiday '49 2nd V. President 

Martin Sterling '36 3rd V. President 

Mary Ann Mehre '54 Secretary 

Wayne S. Traer '28 -^ Treasurer 

DIRECTORS 

Howard G. Axelberg '40 Chairman 

Mrs. Virginia P. Cutts '24 
Mrs. Mary Walker '34 
Mrs. Tommie Carper '37 
Mr. Phihp Scales '41 
Mr. Bert Robinson '50 
Mrs. David Garrett '52 
Col. Frank Shipton '58 
Mr. Norman Arnold '50 

EDITOR 

Mrs. Joyce B. Minors '57 

Coincidence In Science? 

From different parts of the coun- 
try, coincidence has brought two 
people together that are closely con- 
nected to Oglethorpe. A boy from 
Texas but now a freshman at Cross 
Keys High School in Atlanta, and a 
girl from Brunswick and a senior at 
Glynn Academy. 

Miss Cheri Harben is the daughter 
of Lt. Commander Luther A. Harben, 
a 1942 science graduate of Ogle- 
thorpe. Mr. Grady Rylander is a stu- 
dent of Mr. J. W. Burgess, a 1960 
science graduate of Oglethorpe. 

These two students are the grand 
prize winners in the 15th Annual 
State Science Fair held at the Univer- 
sity of Georgia earlier this month. 



(fSoostcr I roaram 

12 f loon 

1. Free Barbecue Lunch 

2. Introductions 

3. Induct Hall of Fame Members 

4. Busines.s Meeting 

5. Dedication of Anderson Field 

6. Baseball Game 

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




^catl|s — 



By Charles Longstreet Weltner, M.C. 

Someone once said an alumni as- 
sociation is a bunch of men who have 
gone to a school and after they have 
come out formed a society to tell the 
school how to run it. 

I am proud to belong to the Ogle- 
thorpe Alumni Association, but I am 
not writing to tell the school how to 
run it. 

Nearly four months ago I came to 
Washington as the Congressman from 
the Fifth District. 

It was 11:55 on the morning of 
January 9. 1963, when I stepped 
through the ornate French doors lead- 
ing from the Speaker's lobby onto 
"The Floor", the Hall of the House. 
1 had my first real look at this beau- 
tiful chamber, finished in taste and 
elegance. 

In this room are fashioned the 
most important decisions of history. 
And into this room, on January 9, 
came 400-plus men and women whose 
duty it is to make those decisions. 

I was one of them. 

When I opened the door to my of- 
fice, located in the historic Old 
House Office Building. I found two 
sacks of mail and a stack of furniture 
piled in the middle of the floor. That's 
how the office was left by the former 
resident, a veteran Congressman who 
moved to new quarters. 

So my first duty as a Congressman 
was a simple one . . . arranging furni- 
ture. 

My duties since then haven't been 
as simple, but they have been interest- 



Dr. Malcolm Mostellar, '21 died 
January 9, 1963. His widow now re- 
sides in Ballentine, South Carolina. 

Elizabeth Talbot Morgan (Mrs, 
Walter L,) '38, died at her home Tues- 
day, April 9, 1963. 

James D. Chesnut, '24, died Feb- 
ruary, 1963. Mr. Chesnut was an At- 
lanta stockbroker and well-known 
civic worker. His widow resides at 
4018 Flowers Road, Doraville, Ga. 

Mrs. Cornelia (Mayfield) Neal, '31, 

Mrs. Neal taught in Atlanta public 
schools for 40 years, retiring several 
years ago. At the time of her death 
she was a volunteer worker at Grady 
Hospital. 

W. H. Perkerson, '26 passed away 
January 1, 1963, of a heart attack. He 
was a resident of LaGrange, Georgia 
where he owned a dry cleaning com- 
pany. 



ing, challenging, educational and 
rewarding. 

I am serving on the Banking and 
Currency Committee which has con- 
sidered such matters as the Urban 
Mass Transportation Act, the Export- 
Import Bank, and the Area Redevel- 
opment Act. 

The rapid transit bill, which was 
passed by the Senate recently, was 
reported favorably by our committee, 
22-7. It is now in the House Rules 
Committee and should come before 
the House for a vote shortly after the 
Easter recess. 

I think the bill will pass, and I 
am confident Metropolitan Atlanta, if 
the people want such help, could be 
one of the first to benefit from this 
legislation. 

I had the pleasure of testifying be- 
fore our committee, along with two 
others from Atlanta, on the plans 
completed by the Atlanta Region 
Metropolitan Planning Commission. 

It is a great privilege to represent 
the Atlanta area, known throughout 
the nation as a place of progress, 
energy and good sense. 

In the coming months, I hope to 
contribute to Congress something of 
value. I hope to be of real and lasting 
service to my District. I hope to add 
to the strength of the United States. 

I hope to be nothing less than our 
District deserves. 



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The Flying Petrel 




Aliinimis and Truslee Passes 

Ralph L. Dempsey, "27, died sud- 
denly at his home in Tampa, Florida 
March 1. 1963, of an apparent heart 
attack. 

Although he had not been a mem- 
ber of the Board of Trustees but one 
\ear, his association had been an 
inspiration to others. 

Mr. Dempsey was born in Fulton 
County and attended school there, 
graduating from Fulton High School. 

After attending Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity, he married the former Virginia 
O'kelley "29. They moved to Jack- 
sonville, Florida, and from there to 
Tampa. 

During World War 11. he enlisted 
in the Army in 1942 and spent 37 
months in the European Theater. 

Returning to Bartow, Florida, he 
opened the Dempsey Chevrolet, Inc. 
in 1948, and the Dempsey Chevrolet, 
Inc. in Tampa in 1954. 

At the time of his death, he was 
Chairman of the Board of the Semi- 
nole Bank, a Director of the Univer- 
sity of South Florida Foundation, a 
Director of Berkley Preparatory 
School and a member of tJie Univer- 
sity Club and Tampa Yacht Club. 

He was a Methodist and a Mason. 

Oglethorpe mourns the loss of a 
valued friend. 



newspapers. Having completed Crew 
Street grammar school in only two 
short years. Mr. Carson was qualified 
for Atlanta's Boys High at the age 
of eight. Upon first entering high 
school, he was given a mental test 
along with several other boys ranging 
from fourteen to sixteen years of age. 
The group averaged around eighty 
points, but Mr. Carson stepped up 
and rang up a mark of 169! At the 
age of ten. he was admitted to Ogle- 
thorpe as a regular freshman, upon 
the results of extensive tests which 
revealed his mental development equal 
to that of a boy of nineteen years. His 
freshman courses included English, 
history, economics, French, German 
and the Bible. 

One can imagine the many diffi- 
culties and adjustments that conl'ronl 
a person of youthful years who finds 
himself in such a mature environment. 
When he was attending school here at 
Oglethorpe, for instance, many of his 
classmates were getting married and 
going into the service. For most stu- 
dents, such an adjustment would have 
been almost impossible to make. Mr. 
Garson, however, consistent with his 
unusual abilities, successfully com- 
pleted his stay here at Oglethorpe. 

As we trace Mr. Garson's life from 
this early age to the present, one can 
see that his capability along with 
hard work has made him a most 
successful businessman. After graduat- 
ing from Oglethorpe in 1928, he 
joined his father's young and strug- 
gling clothing firm. At the age of 
seventeen he knew the entire function 



of his father's business. In 1934 one 
of the major steps in his climb to 
success in the business world was his 
move to New York. His mission there 
was to open a sales office for his 
father's goods. This trip in itself was 
an accomplishment for a boy of 
twenty. New York then was not a 
mere hour away by jet. 

His career has stcadil\ climbed 
upwards since then. Today he is the 
president of his father's original small 
clothing firm, now called the Lovable 
Company. At present this company is 
the acknowledged leader in its field, 
having factories in seventeen foreign 
countries as well as in many locations 
in the United States, 

loday, in addition to his business 
duties, he is on the Board of Directors 
of several social welfare and charit- 
able institutions. He retains an avid 
interest in sports, playing a good 
game of golf himself. His intellectual 
interests continue with his further 
study of Russian, Japanese, and Span- 
ish in his leisure time. And perhaps 
of most immediate interest to us is his 
active position on the Board of Trus- 
tees of Oglethorpe. 

Not only is he contributing SIOO.- 
000, but is undertaking to raise 
substantial additional funds. The 
development of new and expanded 
facilities on the campus will he a 
stimulus to intellectual t;rovvth. 



GARSON (Cont. from Page 1) 
graduated four years later. Before 
coming to Oglethorpe, his phenomenal 
mental capabilities had been revealed 
to the public eye by many southern 




Architect's rendering of the Frank Garson Memorial Library 



April, 1963 



Page 3 




George C. Powell 

Board Of Trustees 
Elect George C. Powell 

Dr. Donald C. Agnew, president of 
Oglethorpe announces the election of 
Mr. George C. Powell, Southern Zone 
Vice President of Allstate Insurance 
Company, to the Board of Trustees 
of the University. 

Mr. Powell comes to Atlanta from 
Detroit, Michigan. He has been with 
Allstate since 1945 and prior to that 
time he was in investment banking 
and served as a Captain with the 15th 
Air Force in Europe. 

Mr. Powell firmly believes in the 
future growth of Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity by stating "There is a strong 
economic, social and educational need 
in our system of free enterprise to 
perpetuate the ideals found in our 
independent liberal arts colleges. 

Oglethorpe University has a great 
challenge and responsibility to expand 
its facilities in order to adequately 
meet these needs and demands of the 
future. 

The interest and support of Ogle- 
thorpe alumni can be an inspiring 
contribution toward the fulfillment of 
its objectives. 

It is exciting to be a part of this 
challenge and with a dedicated alumni, 
faculty and Board of Trustees, Ogle- 
thorpe will enjoy a brilliant future." 

I 



<rdjoi2 f hornet 

ALUMNI DAY 
MAY 11 



REMINISCING WITH THE 
WENDELL BROWNS 

The present is an egotist. It grudg- 
ingly gives a vague glimpse of the 
future and is positively brutal to the 
past, bludgeoning it further and fur- 
ther into the remote dimness of 
memory until it disappears complete- 
ly. In writing this series, we have been 
amazed at the number of instances 
that kept our early days exciting, for- 
gotten and brought to mind only by 
accident. 

Before our time here. Oglethorpe 
had several literary magazines, printed 
on its own press, the unusable re- 
mains of which were still around at 
our coming. Since then a new Ogle- 
thorpe Literary Magazine has been 
started, publicizing the work of stu- 
dent hopefuls in prose and poetry, the 
last giving the writer, who never had it 
so good, a chance to cry out in ang- 
uish at the pain of his situation. 

But one of these poems, not for 
the appreciation of the average under- 
graduate, is not of this kind and is 
one of those happy accidents that 
recall the all-but-dead past. We here- 
by give these verses by Ann Crowder, 
'62, to you who also may remember. 

1 remember, I remember 

Krazy Kat and Harold Teen, 

Movies on a narrow screen, 
Clara Bow, as beauty Queen. 

1 remember . . . 

I remember 

Small blue eagles on each door, 

I must confess. 
Well before the exploitation of the 

local C&S, 
When 'adjusting' and 'reality' were 

given little stress, 
I remember . . . 

1 remember 

Ration books, dearest Russia was 

our friend. 
The 'Dear John" notes and other 

goodies that civilians send. 
Tremendous sums of money, we 

expected just to lend, 
I remember . . . 

I remember Henry Wallace, who 'pink 

shaded' the election. 
Agrarian exterior, home-spun to 

near perfection. 
And McCarthy, who endeavored to 

protect us from protection, 
I remember . . . 

I remember 

There was time to read a book, with 

(Continued on Page 5) 




George Goodwin speaking on behalf of 
Board of Trustees 

FACULTY RECOGNITION DINNER 
EXPLORES THREE AREAS 

At the recent Faculty Recognition 
Dinner sponsored by the Alumni As- 
sociation, the faculty as well as the 
alumni and trustees were mutually 
informed of the advancement of their 
University. 

Mr. Sam Hirsch, Jr., President of 
the Alumni Association, explained to 
the alumni about the superior quality 
of the faculty of Oglethorpe. Such as 
that nearly fifty per cent now have 
a Ph.D degree; that they hold over 20 
positions as officers, directors of dif- 
ferent organizations; that they have 
made over 100 personal appearances 
for talks, lectures and meetings 
recently. 

Dr. Martin Abbott, explained to 
the alumni the purpose and aims of 
the Self-study project now in progress 
at the University. He stated that 
educational beliefs require it; that it is 
more than a study, it is a blueprint 
of growth of what Oglethorpe is to 
become in 10 years. The study in- 
volves all of the areas of the univer- 
sity; faculty, alumni, trustees and 
students alike. 

Mr. George Goodwin spoke for the 
Board of Trustees in saying that the 
most difficult task of the trustees was 
conveying to the faculty the apprecia- 
tion and admiration the Board feels 
for the faculty. He also stated that 
the Board is committed to the faculty 
and to Oglethorpe University. 



Page 4 



The Flying Petrel 




Petrel Basketball — 

Petrel basketball is over for the 
year, baseball and tennis are just start- 
ing, and Coach Garland Pinholster has 
gone overseas with a force that is fav- 
ored to sweep Central and South 
America and then turn its power on 
the whole world. 

Oglethorpe completed its basketball 
season with a 2 1-7 record, not the best 
in its history, but probably the finest. 

The Petrels, rated at best a dark- 
horse, finished 17-6 in regular season 
play and accepted an invitation to the 
NCAA regionals. From that moment 
on, the story of Cinderella was almost 
duplicated. It is history now. 

The Petrels went to Louisville, won 
two games, both upsets. Then they 
went to the national NCAA finals. 
They came away third in the nation, 
only a five-second call from a higher 
finish. 

From this performance. Coach 
Pinholster was chosen to coach the 
Small College All-Stars in the Pan- 
American Games playoffs and Bobby 
Nance, a late-blooming star, was 
tabbed as one of the 12 All-Star 
players. 

Pinholster and Nance went to Kan- 
sas City for the playoffs. Their team 
lost in the finals. But Coach Pinholster 
was handed what he called "the finest 
honor of my career" when he was 
selected as head coach of the United 
States entry in the Pan-American 
Games, and in the World Tournament. 

The Pan-Am Games start April 20 
in Sao Paolo and the World is played 
in Rio de Janerio starting May 5. 

"I hope I am able to mold this fine 
group into something proud, humble 



Petrels return victorious in 3rd place 

and efficient," Pinholster said. "This 
is certainly the highlight of my career. 
I think it is the first time a coach 
from the South and the first time a 
small college coach has been selected 
to coach the United States team. If 
this is true. I hope our performance 
v\ill reflect well on our part of the 
basketball world." 

Before leaving, Coach Pinholster 
joined the Boosters and other fans 
in honoring the Petrels. 

Nance received the highest award, 
the Best Effort Trophy, and also won 
the Best Field Goal Percentage award 
with a new school record of 56.9. Ray 
Thomas, third in the nation, in free 
throw shooting at 91.9, was recognized 
for this accomplishment and also won 
the Best Defense trophy. Bobby Sex- 
ton was honored for Most Rebounds 
and Most Tip-ins. Darrell Whitford 
carried away two trophies, one for 
Most Ball Recoveries (59, a new 
school record), and a new one for 
being the Most Complete Player. 



I REMEMBER (Cont. from Page 4) 

no TV. 
And Nomandy and VJ Day. and 

finally victory, 
1 believe we won the battle, but the 

peace is yet to be, 
I remember . . . 

I recall 

The Two Black Crows", the war 
bonds and Mae West, 
The ruptured duck, the veterans, the 
ribbons, and the rest. 
When the focus was on something 
other than a woman's chest, 
1 remember. 



ANDERSON FIELD 
TO BE DEDICATED 

When the loyal alumni of Ogle- 
thorpe gather for another annual 
homecoming on Saturday, May 11, it 
will be the occasion for one of the 
most memorable milestones in Ihe 
life of a septaugcnary gentleman 
named Frank B. Anderson, Sr., as 
he becomes the guest of honor in cere- 
monies dedicating the 2-acre fiats 
bounded by llermance Stadium, Lu- 
ther Drive, the Petrel Field House 
and the school campus proper as 
"Anderson Field". 

Already honored with the title of 
"The Daddy of Baseball at Ogle- 
thorpe and farther afield as the 
"Dean of Southern Baseball Coaches", 
Anderson will see his career of 28 
years as head baseball coach at Ogle- 
thorpe immortalized in a cast alumi- 
num plaque set into the concrete of 
the stadium base overlooking the 
playing expanse from which his teams 
sent a round dozen players to the 
majors durine his tenure from 1916 
to 1944. 

"I was there when the school 
opened," reminisced Anderson when 
contacted by phone in Albany, Ga., 
"but they were only playing basket- 
ball in those first few years, and that 
on an outdoor court. We just didn't 
have enough male students to field 
a baseball team!" 

The 1923-24 team boasted a won- 
lost record of 20-2. The roster of 
Parrish, Partridge. Mauer. Well, 
Kemp, Morris. Barbee. Bryant. Port- 
er, Willis, Humphrey, Cox, Ferguson, 
Lindsay and Peace walloped such 
teams as Dartmouth, Furman, Birm- 
ingham Southern, South Carolina, 
(Continued on Page 7) 



April, 1963 



Page 5 



Letter From Saigon 

The following article "Letter From 
Saigon", was written by a former stu- 
dent, Joe Soldati, '61, who is now 
with the U. S. Army Support Group, 
stationed in Vietnam. Joe teaches 
English and some French to Vietnam 
students at the Hoi Viet My (Viet- 
manese-American Association), In 
addition, he has been asked to give 
several lectures and seminars through- 
out Vietnam, concerning U. S. Race 
Relations", "Modern American Writ- 
ing and Writers" and "Travel in 
America". 

His major achievements at Ogle- 
thorpe were: First receipient of the 
Sidney Lanier Poetry Award — 1961, 
twice the editor of the Literary Maga- 
zine and chosen for Who's Who in 
American Colleges and Universities. 



There is a war on in Vietnam. Call 
it what you wish — police action or 
guerilla insurgency — it still remains 
a war. 

It has been, and will be, a long 
war. For some it is a short war. 

Not long ago, a company of sold- 
iers stood at attention while flag- 
drapped caskets, containing American 
dead, were loaded into airplanes for 
the long flight to the states — home. 
There is a war on in Vietnam. 

Unable to report of my activities 
regarding the war here, I concentrate 
this writing on Saigon, the capitol 
of South Vietnam. 

Except for occasional incidents, to 
the casual stroller down any of Sai- 
gon's tree-lined boulevards, this city 
does not give the appearance of a city 
at war. 

Yet Saigon is virtually surrounded 
by Viet Con guerillas, and heavily 
armed policemen guard streets and 
government installations in the city. 

Saigon is like a poised, confident, 
sophisticated woman. She is not con- 
fronted by the Communist mouse. In- 
stead, she gathers her skirts and goes 
about her business. 

And business is good. An interna- 
tional port, ships come and go every 
day. The central market flourishes. 
The influx of the American dollar 
has given a noticeable boost to the 
economy. 

Art exhibits, both local and inter- 
national, are almost weekly events. 
Touring music groups are frequent. 
Movie theaters feature Vietnamese, 

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French and American films. And 
Vietnamese opera companies play to 
packed houses nightly. 

Spending the American dollar is 
the American soldier, sailor, airman 
and marine. Every bar, restaurant, 
nightclub and "sing easy" does land 
office business from midafternoon on 
— and on. 

(Some Vietnamese songs, very ro- 
mantic, very popular and very beauti- 
ful, have been deemed "un-nation- 
alistic" and have been banned by the 
government. Hence, a "sing easy" is 
a place one goes to hear good 
"bootleg" music.) 

In this Far Eastern international 
city, streets are crowded with a con- 
glomeration of vehicles: sleek limo- 
sines of the various embassies, mili- 
tary vehicles, taxis, the various crop 
of European and Japanese small cars, 
cycles, horse drawn carts, buses and 
hundreds of thousands of bicycles. 
(There are more than 500,000 bicycles 
in Saigon.) 

On the sidewalks walk some of the 
world's most beautiful women — 
Vietnamese, Chinese and Indian. The 
lithe, tawny figures of Vietnamese 
women clad in the traditional ao dai, 
the entrancing Indian women in beau- 
tiful saris, and Chinese women in slit 
skirts can turn a man's head at a 
dizzying rate. 

The spirit and character of the 
Vietnamese is a wonderful thing. 
Fortunately, I have been able to get 
acquainted with many of them, and 
to some I have become quite close. 

These people have lost a lot. Ap- 
proximately 1,000 South Vietnamese 
soldiers are killed every month. And 
the killing will continue this year, and 
probably for several more. 

Yet the people can still laugh. 
Their humor is infectious. Their opti- 
niisim is commendable, and I am often 
envious of their genuine national pride 
— something I believe has escaped 
most Americans. 

The majority of the people, I be- 
lieve, like American citizens. Yet 
some do not. Americans make friends 
easily here, but the stupidity and 
lack of foresight and understanding 
of some Americans also helps to make 
enemies. But this is a reciprocal thing. 
Some Vietnamese make enemies of 
Americans. Man, largely, still has to 
learn to get along with man. 

Sometimes late at night, I lie awake 
listening to sounds of guns — and they 
are not far off — reminders that a war 
is going on here. Yet America is 



Will You Be Ready? 

It is interesting to observe the pait 
that the Alumni plays in the major 
development campaigns conducted by 
other colleges and universities over 
the country. As individuals or as a 
nation, we are all at our best when we 
arc most severly challenged. Certainly 
the greatest era of progress of all col- 
leges and universities has come when 
the "chips are down". With the rise 
of the Alumni, those workers going 
out on the firing line to meet the 
public are encouraged and heartened 
by the solid support that their own 
association must give them, as well 
as the help and encouragement that 
comes from the faculty, administra- 
tion and students. 

It is not too early to start thinking 
about the gift that you will want to 
make to the Oglethorpe Development 
Campaign. This should be over and 
above and apart from your regular 
support of your Alumni Association. 
This is something special and requires 
special giving. 

The public phases of this effort 
will be announced shortly, and think 
how much of a boost it will give 
those seeking substantial contribu- 
tions from foundations, affluent 
businesses and individuals, to be able 
to say that the majority of our Alumni 
are wholeheartedly supporting the 
campaign. 

We are at the point of seeing the 
greatest development that the college 
has ever known. Every Alumni, every 
student, every professor, every mem- 
ber of administrative staff, every 
janitor, as a matter of fact, everyone 
that is now, or has been, connected 
in any way with Oglethorpe University 
must stand up and be counted with 
your gifts and support. There can't be 
but one goal and one final result — 
SUCCESS! 

committed to South Vietnam as it is 
in spots all over the globe. 

The question "Why Vietnam"? is 
easily answered. First, no country, nor 
its peoples, should be subject to an 
ideology it does not want. We are 
assisting the Vietnamese in combating 
an ideology it does not want. And 
second, I would rather be committed 
to stop Communism in the Far East 
than on the west coast of the United 
States. 

— Joseph A. Soldati, '61 

U. S. Army Support Group 

(3rd RRU) 

Saigon, Vietnam 

The Flying Petrel 




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Mrs. Crow^e receives Alumni av^ard 

ALUMNI HONOR L POP" CROW AT BREAKFAST 

L. "Pop" Crow, for many years the head of tlic Humanics Foundation at 
Oglethorpe was the posthumous recipient of the 3rd Annual School Bell Award 
presented by the Oglethorpe University Alumni Association. Mrs. Crow received 
the award from Sam Hirsch, Jr. president of the Alumni Association. 



ANDERSON (Cont. from Page 5) 

Wofford, Clemson, Alabama, Mercer, 
Georgia Tech and Georgia to earn the 
title of S.I. A. A. champions. Virtually 
the same team ran up a record of 19-7 
the following year in a schedule which 
included the addition of Ohio State, 
Indiana, Howard College, Vanderbilt 
and Union Collece, to earn another 
S.l.A.A. title. 

"This was the year," recalled Coach 
Anderson, "when they were working 
on the third floor of Lupton Hall. 
Home plate was just about where it 
is now, and in the game with Ohio 
State, Clay Parrish hit a home run 
all the way up to the second story 
of Lupton and broke out a window 
pane!" 

Anderson thinks that 1923-24 out- 
fit is the best team he ever fielded, 
but he says some folks disagree with 
him, picking the 1929-30 squad which 
wound up with a season's record of 
15 wins and no losses. This was the 
aggregation which boasted such names 
as Claude Herrin, Frank Anderson, 
Jr., Amos Martin, Geechie Todd, 
Luke Appling, Gyp Bennett, Asa 



Wall, Whaley, Kimbrell, Goldin, 
Mitchell, Gardner and Bennett, bol- 
stered by the battery of Hubert "Hot" 
Holcomb, Milton Rayburn and Char- 
lie Peace in the box, and backed up 
by catcher "Muddy" Adams. 

The "Dean" can't even remember 
how many players from his teams 
eventually wound up in the majors. 
He named a few: Luke Appling, Earl 
Sheppard, Jay Partridge. Dave Bar- 
bee, Puc Bryant, Tom Porter, Roy 
Carlisle,^ Lefty Willis, Ray Walker, 
Asa Wall, "Greek" George, Jim 
Decker. George Hooks. But this list 
may not be complete, nor does it 
include numerous boys who didn't 
quite make it and wound up in the 
Southern Association or on other 
farm clubs. 

The most remarkable thing about 
this fellow is his fabulous memory for 
names. At every home-coming, he 
stands in his little chosen niche and 
with perfect aplomb greets every 
alumnus with a warm handshake and 
a salutation which, 90% of the time 
includes the correct name — and the 
recipient's home town! 



Two Science Students 

Are Awarded Appointments 

At Oak Ridge 

Mr. Roy Cioslin of the Science 
Department at Oglethorpe announces 
the appointment of two students to 
the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear 
Studies for training this summer. 

"Since only 50 of these appoint- 
ments are made in any one year, it is 
a distinct honor for any school to be 
awarded two of them," Mr. Goslin 
explained. "Oglethorpe is proud and 
happ\' to have two students selected." 

The recepients are John G. Lipham 
of Atlanta, a junior majoring in phy- 
sics and a graduate of Druid Hills 
High School, and S. Dennis Kerr from 
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a chemistry 
major and also a junior. 

The appointments are for ten weeks 
and are research projects under the 
direction of a scientist at Oak Ridsze. 



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When questioned about his over-all 
won-loss record. Coach Anderson was 
a bit hesitant. But one thing he could 
state with absolute positiveness, "Dur- 
ing the years we played Georgia and 
Georgia Tech in baseball, we came 
out with a 23-22 record over Georgia 
and a 24-22 record over Georgia 
Tech." 

For a baseball coach with 26 years 
at a Georgia college, this says enough! 



April, 1963 



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— THROUGH THE YEARS — 



Archer G. Morgan. '31 has been 
named as Personnel Officer with the 
Georgia Department of Labor. His 
appointment was announced by B. T. 
Huiet, Commissioner of Labor for the 
State of Georgia. 



OIlie B. Nail, '32, was elected 
Oriental Guide for 1963 of the Mo- 
rocco Temple in Orange Park, Florida. 
In addition he is both a Scottish Rite 
and a York Rite Mason, and is cur- 
rently President of the Southeastern 
Shrine Band Association. 



C. B. Gardner, '32, has been re- 
elected to the Board of Directors and 
President of the Telephone Company's 
Credit Union. This makes seven years 
on the Board and second year as 
President. 



Phil Scales. '41, has been named 
Vice President and General Manager 
of Warehouse Distributors. Inc. His 
new position was effective February 
1, 1963. 



Nick Pope, '42, has retired after 21 
years in tiie United States Navy. He is 
now with WAVY-TV as the Director 
of Public Affairs. 



Meryle Jackson Barnes, '47, is liv- 
ing in Denver, Colorado now and also 
is the mother of a daughter, Bobbie, 
age 12. 



Ed Kendrick '49, was appointed 
Chairman of the Education Commis- 
sion for the State Senate for the 1963 
legislative session. 



G. Wallace Smith, '49. is teaching 
history in the Burleson High School 
in Burleson, Texas. 

He completed his work toward a 
B.D. degree and M.R.E. degree at 
Southv/estern Baptist Theological Sem- 
inary in Fort Worth in 1961. 



Mrs. R. G. (Nancy Speicher) Ash- 
ford, '52 has returned from Western 
Germany after spending two years 
there. Her address is 1302 Hinman 
Ave., Evanston, Illinois. 



Sheldon I. Godkin, '52, is attending 
Boston University Graduate School to 
receive a Master's degree in Com- 
munications and Public Relations 
under the Air Force Institute of Tech- 
nology program. He will graduate in 
August, 1963. 



Miss Gerry Sue Siegel became the 
bride of Norman Arnold, '52, Sunday, 
January 13, 1963. The couple will re- 
side in Columbia, South Carolina. 



Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. 

Moskowitz '52, a son, David Michael, 
on the sixth of January, 1963. 



Willis M. Horton, '53, is serving as 
State Overseer of the Church of God 
in New Mexico. 



Ila Varleman, '58, has returned to 
the United States after three years in 
Frankfort, Germany. She resigned to 
pursue a theatrical career in New 
York, N. Y. 



Francine Klein, '60, became the 
bride of Hannes Hugo Greiner, Janu- 
ary 1963. The couple will reside in 
Heidelberg, Germany. 



John C. Jay, '62, received his com- 
mission as Ensign in the U. S. Navy, 
December 14, 1962 and is presently 
stationed at Pensacola, Fla. 



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