Published Monthly By
OGLETHORPE COLLEGE, ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Second Class Postage Paid at Atlanta, Georgia.
President . . . Dr. Paul Rensselaer Beall
Vice President For
Development . . Garland F. Pinholster
Alumni Director. .Charles H. Cash, Jr.
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
OF THE OGLETHORPE
Ted Bayley '58 President
Mrs. Pinkie G. Harris '37 Vice
MacKenzie '59 . . Secretary-Treasurer
Mrs. Mary Asher '43
Benton Greenleaf '63
Sam Hirsch, Jr. '49
Francis S. Key '38
Marvin Lawson '58
Cleon "Chip" Mobley, Jr. '63
Patrick D. Stephens, Jr. '59
EX OFFICIO MEMBERS
Howard Axelburg '40
E. P. "Penny" Jones '61
Ansel Paulk '39
Editor Charlie Cash
All correspondence should be directed to
Editor, The Flying Petrel, Oglethorpe Col-
lege, Atlanta, Georgia 30319.
MRS. VINCENT RESIGNS
AS ALUMNI PRESIDENT
Mrs. Annette Vincent has resigned as President of
the Oglethorpe Alumni Association. Mrs. Vincent has
proven time and again that she is one of Oglethorpe's
must enthusiastic and loyal alumni. In fact, it took
stern advice from her physican for her to make the
All alumni and friends of the college extend Mrs.
Vincent a wish for complete recovery and give our
sincere thanks for her outstanding contributions to the
Van K. Brock, assistant professor of English at
Oglethorpe is a poet of national renown. His poem,
"The Sea Birds," was published in the October 23
issue of The New Yorker magazine. We proudly
reprint his poem with the author's permission.
THE SEA BIRDS
by VAN K. BROCK
No light except the stars, but from the cliff
I saw in motion, out on the rolling waves,
The white sea birds that swim beyond the surf.
Their movements made a pattern on the mauve,
Contorted stretch of cold, corrosive water,
Where even the images of stars dissolve.
When I had thought the birds were fixed in order,
I saw the swimming rim of their starlit ring
Minutely swerve and spiral toward the center;
The birds that had been swimming in between
Were shuttled outward on a wheel of light,
Reflecting, like the sea, the stars' design.
I paused, and looked, and saw a star burn out
And sink back into space as through a fissure.
It was an ancient word without a thought.
Perhaps birds love the pattern for the measure
It imposes on the ruptured waves at night;
Perhaps they spiral purely for their pleasure.
While I was trying to untie this knot,
A motion in the motion of the weather
Turned, and the birds turned, too, and tore the net
I knitted for them. (A star had torn another
I had knitted for stars.) I saw them climb the gale
That drove small arrows in through every feather —
One by one they spread their flapping sails.
I think the stars are moving in a school
With restless birds above a freezing pool,
And no one shall put salt on their bright tails.
© 1965 The New Yorker Magazine, Inc.
The Flying Petrel
Ted D. Bayley, Jr., New Alumni President
Ted D. Bayley, Jr., has been named president of the
Oglethorpe Alumni Association. He replaces Mrs. Annette
Vincent who had to resign the office due to ill health.
Mr. Bayley is the District Scout Executive of the Atlanta
area council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Throughout his high school and college career Bayley
found time to participate in many extra-curricular activities
while maintaining a high scholastic average.
After transferring to Oglethorpe from the University of
Florida, Mr. Bayley became treasurer of the Junior Class,
then president of the student body in his senior year. He
was selected for Who's Who Among Students in American
Colleges and Universities in 1958.
Mr. Bayley was a member of the Blue Key, honorary
leadership fraternity, and Boars Head, honorary scholastic
fraternity, and president of the Westminister Fellowship.
In athletics, he was manager of the basketball team and
received his letter in baseball in 1958.
Mr. Bayley received the Oglethorpe Award of Merit for
the outstanding Male Graduate at his graduation ceremonv
Shortly after his graduation from Oglethorpe, Mr. Bay-
ley married the former Ellen Kinsey, and they are the
parents of three daughters, Angela, Barbara, and Karen.
His 'sons' are all the Boy Scouts in this area.
Mr. Bayley is a captain in the United States Marine
Corps Reserve. He joined the Reserves in January, 1957,
while still a student at Oglethorpe. He graduated from the
Officer Training Course at Quantico, Virginia, and was
commissioned and entered active duty in July, 1958. For
three years, Mr. Bayley served as an artillery officer and
an air observer in the Marine Corps.
Ted D. Bayley, Jr.
As a youngster, Mr. Bayley was an eager and active Boy
Scout. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order
of the Arrow in scouting.
After leaving the Marine Corps he entered scouting pro-
fessionally, and has been with the Boy Scouts of America
ever since. He attended the 235th National Training School
for Professional Scouters, then served as Camp Director,
OA Lodge Advisor, and Director of the Junior Leader
Training Camp in Augusta, Georgia. He was transferred
to Atlanta in November, 1964.
Since his return to Atlanta, Mr. Bayley has become an
active member of the East Point Rotary Club, the American
Humanics Foundation, and the Oglethorpe College Alumni
Garland F. Pinholster and Dr. Cheever Cressy have been
named Vice-Presidents by Dr. Paul R. Beall, President of
Mr. Pinholster has been named Vice-president for De-
velopment and Dr. Cressy has been appointed Vice-presi-
dent for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College.
Mr. Pinholster will spearhead an area described by Dr.
Beall as "most important to the college's successful pro-
gram for growth." Development encompasses the school's
vital need for new buildings, new money and new students.
The author of four books on basketball, Mr. Pinholster
is currently at work on another book on the techniques of
the game. The new book is scheduled for publication early
Mr. Pinholster has served as chairman of the Governor's
State Council on Physical Fitness, and in the spring of
1963, he was selected by the United States Olympic Com-
mittee as head coach of the United States basketball team
for the Pan American and World Games.
Pinholster and Cressy Vice-Presidents
A charter member of the Oglethorpe Athletic Hall of
Fame, Mr. Pinholster will also continue to guide the col-
lege's athletic programs.
Like Mr. Pinholster, Dr. Cressy is a long-standing mem-
ber of the Oglethorpe Faculty. Dr. Cressy graduated magna
cum laude from Tufts University in Medford, Mass. He
received his masters and Ph.D. from Fletcher School of
Law and Diplomacy, located on the Tufts' campus.
Before coming to Oglethorpe, he taught at Tufts Uni-
versity, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Bow-
doin College in Brunswick, Maine.
Dr. Cressy still teaches his course in International Rela-
tions, and finds time to do research on a subject of partic-
ular interest to him, the personal diplomacy of heads of
states, particularly that between President Franklin D.
Roosevelt and Prime Minister MacKenzie King of Canada.
Dr. Cressy finds time in his busy schedule to serve as
Lecturer and Discussant for the Atlanta and Fulton County
School Systems World Affairs Seminars, and is much in
demand to speak on international relations on radio, tele-
vision, and before civic and church groups.
Dr. George C. Seward, former Vice-President and Dean,
resigned late in the summer in order to fulfill a long
cherished ambition of Foundation work. Dr. Seward had
been at Oglethorpe for 21 years.
ALUMNI SETS $30,000 GOAL
The Officers and Directors of the Oglethorpe Alumni
Association met recently to map plans for alumni giving at
Oglethorpe and set a goal of $30,000 to be raised for the
coming year. The meeting was the first for President Ted
Bayley in his new capacity. Over-all, nine Officers and
Directors attended the meeting.
The $30,000 goal was set on the basis of 1050 con-
A Special Gifts breakfast meeting was held on November
12 and the campaign was formally inaugurated. Later this
year, a Tele-Fund Committee consisting of women alumni
and alumni wives will initiate a telephone campaign
throughout the five-county area.
The Alumni group also set January 8 as Homecoming
Day. Festivities will include a reception for all alumni at
Cranham, the college home of the President, followed by
a basketball game with arch-rival Georgia Southern.
The next Alumni Directors' meeting will be held on
December 1 at noon in Decatur. Ansel Paulk is hosting
the group at the Executive Club.
Charlie Cash has been appointed Director of Alumni
Affairs by President Paul Rensselaer Beall.
Mr. Cash replaces Mrs. Joyce Minors who resigned
earlier this summer.
Joining Oglethorpe in April as Director of Public Rela-
tions, Mr. Cash will continue in this capacity in addition to
his new duties.
Both Alumni and Public Relations will report to the
Vice-President for Development in the college's organiza-
Five Ph.D.'s Added to
Five Ph.D.'s have been added to the faculty of Ogle-
thorpe College for the fall trimester of 1965.
Dr. Paul R. Beall, President of the College, said that
these new faculty appointments are a part of the enlarge-
ment of the Oglethorpe faculty occasioned by the expansion
program of the liberal arts college.
Dr. Ajit Narhari Bhagat, who holds a doctorate from
the University of Bombay in India, will join the Division
of Social Studies as Assistant Professor of Economics. Dr.
Bhagat has lately been associated with a research project
of the Agency for International Development (AID) at the
University of Wisconsin. He was earlier associated with the
Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East of the
United Nations, serving with the Economic Development
Branch in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Bhagat's undergraduate
work was done at Gujarat University in India, and he holds
the M.A. degree also from the University of Bombay,
where he was a member of the faculty.
Dr. Sandra T. Bowden has received an appointment as
Assistant Professor of Biology. She will replace Dr. Joseph
M. Branham who has received a research grant for study
in Scotland for the academic year 1965-66. Dr. Bowden is
a graduate of Georgia Southern College, and she holds M.A.
and Ph.D. degrees from the University of North Carolina.
Dr. Jack Brien Key has been appointed Assistant Pro-
fessor of History. Dr. Key was a member of the faculties
of the University of Alabama, the U. S. Naval Academy,
and Auburn University. His doctorate is from the Johns
Hopkins University, and he holds BA. and M.A. degrees
from Birmingham Southern College and Vanderbilt Uni-
Dr. Lorella A. McKinney has been appointed Associate
Professor of Education. Dr. McKinney has previously served
on the faculties of Emory University, Ohio Northern, and
Ohio State. She holds the Ph.D. degree from Ohio State
University and the M.A. from Ohio State. Dr. McKinney
received the B.S. in Education from Ohio Northern Uni-
versity where she was the highest ranking graduate of her
Dr. Vera B. Zalkow joins the science faculty as Associate
Professor of Chemistry. Dr. Zalkow comes to Oglethorpe
from Oklahoma State University where she was a research
associate. She holds the Ph.D. from Wayne State University,
the M.A. degree from Smith College, and the B.S. degree
from the University of Michigan. She has also held research
positions at the University of Virginia, Smith College, and
The fall trimester at Oglethorpe began October 1.
The Flying Petrel
by Garland Pinholster
Mr. Dick Loughborough, Trust Officer of the Fulton
National Bank, will begin a series of articles in this issue
of the Flying Petrel. His aim is to give all persons interested
in Oglethorpe information about trusts and wills. He begins
this series of articles at our invitation. During his 10 years
at the Fulton National Bank as a trust officer, Mr. Lough-
borough has accumulated a portfolio of several million dol-
lars in bequests for Oglethorpe College. His daughter,
Carolyn, is a loyal Oglethorpe alumnus. He is an expert
in estate planning. Most of these funds were set aside
for Oglethorpe as a direct result of Mr. Loughborough's
knowledge of inheritance tax legislation. Virtually all of
these funds would normally have gone to the Federal
Government in form of inheritance taxes.
We hope, through this series of articles, you will become
better acquainted with estate planning and tax laws so that
you can better plan for your family and still include those
philanthropies closest to your heart. We obviously hope
that Oglethorpe College will have a prominent place in
A detailed financial report for this current fiscal year
is included. One of our aims is to keep our alumni and
friends informed on the progress of each fund. At the end
of the year a report will be given showing the name of
every contributor and how the money is spent. We are
currently making a strong appeal to corporations and
We now have four full-time admissions counselors. A
fifth one is to be hired in the near future. I am sure all of you
are aware by now of our two million dollar loan from the
Federal Government for the building of student housing and
a student union. Oglethorpe is on the move. No matter
where the majority of our funds come from the alumni
drive will be the most significant avenue of assistance. We
need your financial boost. We need your enthusiasm. We
need your interest.
by DICK LOUGHBOROUGH
Fulton National Bank
Vice President and Trust Officer
Your legacy . . .
From the past you have inherited a precious thing — your
diploma. The lives of our alumnae have been enriched and
made more secure by Oglethorpe.
Equipped with our college education, and with the cour-
age of those who built for our future, we now seek ways
to secure tomorrow.
Do you have a will? Every single one of us should — to
preserve our estate and to protect our families.
Many alumnae have named Oglethorpe in their wills —
some amounts small and some large. But whatever the
amount, it will insure the future of Oglethorpe and the
world of tomorrow.
With proper planning, it is possible for you to remember
Oglethorpe in your will and still leave more for the financial
security and well-being of your family.
An elderly lady dropped in last week to review her estate
plan. She had an estate of about $300,000, an aged mother
about 85, and a sister about her own age. The financial
security of her mother and sister were of prime importance
to her. Under her former will, Uncle Sam would have col-
lected about $60,000 in estate tax. By leaving a portion of
her estate to Oglethorpe College and two charities at the
death of the survivor of her mother and sister, her estate
tax has been reduced from $60,000 to about $3,000. This
not only means that she has saved about $57,000 in
estate tax, but she has provided greater financial security
for her mother and sister.
With proper planning, possibly you can effect tax savings
and still do more for your family.
GIFTS TO OGLETHORPE COLLEGE
1965 to October 31, 1965
UNPAID GIFTS IN
*Includes Alumni who are also Boosters and Faculty.
**Includes part of Pop Crowe Loan Fund Gift.
***Trustee giving could classify under alu
A Letter From. The President
Dear Fellow Alumni:
I'm sure that you have noticed that Oglethorpe is on the
move! The student body is the largest in modern history.
The campus is clean, bright, and building. Items of real
quality education have been added. The faculty has been
enlarged. Oglethorpe — its student body — its faculty — its ad-
ministration and its board of trustees are not content to
be propelled on the tide of American prosperity. They desire
to contribute to this success and ultimate victory.
As president of the Alumni Association, it is my hope that
we, as alumni, will not be content to ride the coat tail to
success, but will join in this Forward Oglethorpe move with
the gusto of real supporters.
Regardless of the years of your association with Oglethorpe,
I'm sure that you can recall warm memories, and have bene-
fitted from what you received. I hope that you share with me
the pride that Oglethorpe is still a small, private, liberal arts
institution, offering a quality education in a world that more
and more demands the "mass" approach.
Once again our alma mater is looking to us for support.
It needs our spirit, enthusiasm, and yes, our financial support.
Regardless of your circumstances, you are in a position to
offer your contribution in these areas. In a few days you will
receive more information about the 1965-66 Forward Ogle-
thorpe campaign. Your support, large or small, will make a
difference. I sincerely hope you will give this campaign every
So, welcome aboard! I'm looking forward to meeting you
in the coming months at one of our alumni gatherings. Best
wishes to you and your loved ones.
TED D. BAYLEY
President National Alumni Association
Dave Therrell, '31, passed away on
October 28 in Columbus, Georgia.
Herman Kristman, '32, died on June
Dr. Kay C. Scheck, '34, passed away
on August 7, 1964, in Los Angeles,
HAS BEEN SET!
Dr. Arthur Bieler and Mrs. Bieler
were guests of Oglethorpe alumni dur-
ing their European trip this summer.
Their host was Mr. Edmund Bator,
'53 who is American Consulate Gen-
eral for the United States Informa-
tion Service in Naples. Pictured left
to right are: Mr. Bator. Mrs. Blazena
Bieler, young Zachry Bator, Mrs.
Martha Bator (nee Mayson, '51), and
The Flying Petrel
Oglethorpe College was the recipient
of $2,000 worth of machines and mer-
chandise from the Visual Products
Division of the 3-M Corporation re-
cently. Dr. George Seward, then Dean
of the College and Mrs. Edithgene B.
Sparks, assistant professor of Educa-
tion, accept for Oglethorpe from
Walter Ormstron (center) of the 3-M
Visual Products Division.
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Coach Friday couldn't escape the Rat
Court when she visited the campus
recently. In addition to becoming an
honorary basketball coach, she was
tapped as an Honorary Rat. O.K.
Coach — Say Cheese!
John I. Thompson, Oglethorpe trustee;
Congressman James A. Mackay; and
Henry Loomis, Deputy Commissioner
of Education, discuss the Office of
Education's participation in under-
graduate education through grants,
facilities and research. The Depart-
ment of Health, Education and Wel-
fare recently awarded Oglethorpe
$30,000.00 in work-study scholarships.
The federal government under Presi-
dent Lyndon B. Johnson's administra-
tion has broadened the scope of
participation in education, primarily
through the Office of Education.
THROUGH THE YEARS
Robert Ogden Brown, '24, a vice-
president of the Equitable Life Assur-
ance Society of the United States, has
been elected to the board of directors
of the American Bible Society in New
York City. He will serve on the finance
committee of the organization which
is celebrating it's 150th anniversary in
George H. Slappey, '28, is editor of the
St. Mark Methodist Men's Bible Class
publication, THE HILLTOP, and
author of "Little Stories of a Church
with a Heart in the Heart of the City."
The church is located in Atlanta.
Thomas H. Daniel, Jr., '31, is now as-
sociated with Campbell Napier in land
development in Las Vegas, Nevada.
His new address is 360 Desert Inn
Road and he hopes that friends will
contact him when they are in the area.
Frank J. Meyer, '32, received a sur-
prise visit from OUie Nail, 33, in
Washington during the Shriner's Im-
perial Session. The pair played in the
Oglethorpe band and orchestra in the
days of OU radio. The fraternity
brothers had not been together for 33
years. Mr. Nail is Assistant Raban of
Merroo Temple Shrine in Jacksonville,
Li. Col. Rufus W. Hutchinson, '38,
was among a select group of U.S. Air
Force reservists who attended a special
medical conference recently at Cocoa
Beach, Florida. The conference, which
included a tour of facilities at Cape
Kennedy, was for reserve officers who
furnish liasion between USAF and the
major medical colleges throughout the
United States. Colonel Hutchinson's
mobilization assignment is as a medical
administrative staff officer with the
Continental Air Command Surgeon's
Office, Robins AFB, Ga.
Douglas W. Hinton, '42, is owner and
manager of the Cross Keys Motel in
Daytona Beach, Florida ... a good
spot for Petrels to stay.
Jack R. Brooks, '49, received the first
Robert C. Hamblen Memorial Award
in July. The award is given annually to
the man who makes the most outstand-
ing contribution to the Consumer
Products Group of the Borden Chemi-
cal Company. Mr. Brooks is south-
eastern regional manager of the group
and lives at 902 Allgood Road in
Ken Steele, '49, communicates from
851 Lyndon Street in South Pasadena,
Cal., and states: "would like to hear
from Petrels in the area and have a
Major Norman D. Gibson, '50, re-
cently played an important role in the
NATO-U.S. Strike Command field
training exercise, Deep Furrow, con-
ducted in Turkey. Major Gibson, an
air operations officer with a U.S. Air
Force support unit at Incirlik AB,
Turkey, provided essential support
services during the offloading of 2,000
troops and 275 tons of cargo used in
T. W. Aiola, '50, has been appointed
research, quality control and produc-
tion manager of the beverage division
at California Packing Corporation in
San Francisco, California. His home
address is 1800 Pacific Avenue.
Nancy (Speicher) Wood, '52, is teach-
ing third grade at East Maine School
District in Niles, Illinois. This August
she married Thomas E. Wood, an
Evanston school principal. The Woods
reside at 131 Kedzie St., Evanston, 111.
Lucille Hood, '54, received a Master
of Business Education degree at
Georgia State in August.
Peggy A. Geren, '55, received a Master
of Education degree from Emory Uni-
versity in August.
Shirley Myers, '55, received her Mas-
ters Degree in Education from the
University of Georgia in June. She is
now working on her sixth year certifi-
cation for Reading Specialist. She
worked part-time in the Reading Clinic
while attending school.
Rev. Edward M. English, '56, has been
appointed Grand Chaplain of the
Grand Lodge of the New York State
Masons. He is also enrolled in the N.Y.
State University in Oneonta and will
receive his Masters degree in Guidance
next June. He is also director of the
Methodist Student Center in Oneonta.
Mrs. Ann (Perkins) Delatte, '56, re-
ports her current address as 5416 Story
St. in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is
the wife of a New Orleans architect,
and mother of 1 8-month-old twin sons.
Martin Etheridge, 57, received a Mas-
ters of Library Science in August,
1964, from the University of Missis-
sippi and is currently in this third year
as Director of Library Services for the
Beaumont Unified School District in
Beaumont, California. He was elected
for a second term as vice-president of
the Beaumont Teachers Association in
Ila (Varelmann) McCoy, '58, received
her new name in August when she
married Donald Ray McCoy in Wash-
ington. She is empoyed as an adminis-
trative assistant with the U.S. Commit-
tee for UNICEF, United Nations, New
Albert P. Sheppard, '58, has assumed
his new duties as senior research physi-
cist at the Engineering Experiment
Station at Georgia Tech. He recently
received his Doctor's degree in Elec-
trical Engineering from Duke Univer-
Dr. Robert L. Garbutt, '58, is currently
engaged in general veterinary practice
(2 years) in Alma, Georgia, and plans
to open his new hospital and office next
spring. In March, a baby girl, Anne
Moore, was added to the Garbutt fold.
Mildred J. Speights, '58, is an assistant
professor of Education at Limestone
College in Gaffney, South Carolina.
She presently teaches two courses in
Education and two sections of Child
Kenneth Blankenship, '59, is currently
with the U.S. Navy in Fall River,
Massachusetts. He is married to the
former Laura York of Atlanta, and is
the father of three, the most recent
being born in July.
Lucia L. Smith, '59, received an M.A.
in Education from Emory University
Francine Klein Greiner, '60, is em-
ployed as a biologist in a research
laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany.
Her husband Hugo studies medicine
at the University of Heidelberg.
Daughter Kathi Lore is now twenty
months old and a son, Anthony, was
born in May.
Andrew J. Olsen, '60, is at the Univer-
sity of Southern Mississippi, teaching
Botany, Zoology, and Education. He
received his M.A. from the University
of Georgia in August. He would like
to talk with any Petrels that might be
in the neighborhood and his Hatties-
burg phone number is 582-3559.
1st Lt. N. Lee Barrett, '60, graduated
in August from the U.S. Air Force
The Flying Petrel
Squadron Officer School at the Air
University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
He was ^elected for the special profes-
sional officer training in recognition of
his demonstrated potential as a leader
in the aerospace force.
David Harvey, '61, received his M.D.
degree in June and interns at Tal-
madge Memorial Hospital in Augusta,
Ga. David and his wife Judy (nee Lit-
tle, '63) had a third son, Donald Keith
in May. Other sons, David IV, 4, and
Dale, 2, are doing fine also.
Mr. and Mrs. Joel F. Fletcher (Mary
Jean), '61, had their second child, a
daughter, Mary Joellen in June. Mary
Jean has been teaching fourth grade
in the Atlanta Public School System
for the past three years.
Wilfred "Whitey" LeBlanc, '61, who
has served as a district executive with
the Boy Scouts of America in New
York City since 1961, has accepted a
similar position with the B.S.A. in
Rochester, New York.
Joseph A. Soldati, '61, is currently
teaching and working as an assistant
in the counseling program at the
American International School in
Wien, Austria. He is currently studying
German, writing and traveling.
Roger and Judy Couch, '61 and '63,
announce the birth of a daughter,
Crista Ladell last July. Son, Rory, is
now three years of age. Roger coaches
basketball at Gulf Coast Junior College
and brings his team to Atlanta to play
the Baby Petrels in early December.
Lt.(j.g.) Robert Olson, '62, married
Amy Williams (freshman in '60) on
June 5, 1965. Lt. Olson is currently
on a tour of duty with the U.S. Navy
in the Mediterranean. On their return
later this month, the Olsons will be
stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, where
Mrs. Olson will be employed as a
Elaine (Shiflett) Dooley, '63, married
Ben Dooley in June. Mr. Dooley
studies architecture at Georgia Tech.
Mrs. Dooley is a teacher in Fulton
Marv (Miles) Potter, '63, married hus-
band Gary Marlin in August. Mrs.
Potter is employed by the Cobb Coun-
ty Board of Education. Mr. Potter
attends Georgia Tech.
Judith Skiles, '63 and Arnold Baker,
'63, became one mailing address in
July. The couple married in Houston
and honeymooned in Puerto Rico. They
visited the campus this summer en
route to Montevideo, Uruguay, where
Dr. Willis T. McCurdy
Stone Mountain, Ga.
Major Gertrude Jane Murray
APO, New York 09757
Mrs. R. B. Brewton
Mr. Stephen J. Schmidt (P)
Mr. H. M. Clement (P)
St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. Frank B. Anderson
Mr. George O. Luther (P)
Mrs. Boyce Gibson
Los Angeles, Calif.
Miss Katie Samuel
Mr. Creighton I. Perry (P)
Miss Mary Corley
Lt. j.g. Robert Olson
Fleet Post Office, N.Y. 09501
Mr. L. W. Bell
Mr. Charlie Smith
Mr. Mark V. Larned (P)
North DeKalb Rotary Club (P)
National Cash Register Co. (P)
Denver Chicago Trucking Co. (P) Denver, Colo.
Campbell Soup Company
Camden, New Jersey
New York, New York
Total of $1,600.00 has been donated to the Pope Crowe Loan Fund
(B) — Denotes Booster Club
(P) — Patron Donor of $100 or more.
Arnold is now associate director of the
Peace Corps program. The couple came
to Oglethorpe from Hartwell, Georgia.
James Pickens Taylor, Jr., '63, married
Shera Ann Jones in August. The new
bride works for the DeKalb County
Board of Education and Mr. Taylor is
employed by the Atlanta Board of
Mr. and Mrs. Conan (Janet Yose, '64)
Rudd, '64, now reside at 3900 Wash-
ington Rd., West Palm Beach, Florida.
Conan is an interior designer with Jane
Wendel Interiors of Palm Beach. Janet
plans to begin social welfare work in
the near future.
Virginia (Bremen) Dornbos, '64, is
preparing to leave her current resi-
dence at Little Silver, New Jersey,
when her husband, Lt. W. A. Dornbos
assumes his new assignment at Bang-
kok, Thailand, later this month. They
expect the tour of duty to last two
Barry F. Champion, 65, married
Brenda Jo Sosebee in July. Mr. Cham-
pion is employed by the Fulton County
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A House SHOULD Be A Home
President Paul Rensselaer Beall
issued a challenge for architects
on the new dormitory complex
and student union buildings, yet
to be constructed. We would
like for our alumni to read Dr.
Bead's essay — Editors.
This fall (1965), action and growth dominate the atmos-
phere on the campus at Oglethorpe College.
Our student enrollment is approximately double that of
a year ago.
We have credits for $2,000,000 for use to begin to build
new dormitories and our student union.
In the next decade (if we succeed as we expect and pro-
pose to), we will spend ten to thirty million dollars building
Our most urgent concern at the moment is a master plan
for the college and architectural conceptions to support our
As a dedicated liberal artist, I incline to traditionalism.
I agree with Mr. Justice Holmes, especially in the hysterical
atmosphere of modern times, that "We need education in
the obvious more than investigation of the abstruse."
This does not mean that I am reactionary. Once or twice
a year I manage a visit with my artist friends at Big Sur.
Of the "way-out," these folks are the outest, yet I suspect
that two of them, a writer and a primitive painter, will live.
I enjoy contemporary writers (Mencken, Thurber, Run-
yon, Graves, Steinbeck, Mann, King, Day, and many others)
as much as the classicists.
On my first trip to Oslo I had a free day-and-a-half to
see Norway. I spent all of my whole free day in the incom-
parable Vigeland Sculpture Park. Here is contemporary
sculpture the equal of Phidias, Michelangelo or Rodin.
I enjoy some great things in contemporary architecture:
the Pentagon, Radio City, a new sheet-rolling mill in Steu-
benville. If these structures weren't contemporary they
would be travesties.
I do not know of any modern hotel in the same class for
function or beauty (including plumbing) as such old master-
pieces as the Waldorf, Drake, Broadmoor and Huntington.
This is understandable and no fault of architects, since the
purpose of the architecture in a modern hotel (as in a
passenger automobile) is to get by and make money. The
public can go jump.
I think that the mission of the liberal arts is to awe and
inspire the student with the magnificence of the best in his
Our cultural heritage is the lasting traditional and con-
ventional. Most every contemporary thing is incessantly on
trial to see if it will be good enough to become traditional.
I know that today's technics in nuclear applications and
computer analysis are the best ever. (Ergo, there's been no
other!) I sincerely think that contemporary teen-age hair-
cuts, style for the guitar, structureless theatre, meaningless
poetry, atonal and formless music, ridiculous painting, and
Bible editions that would monkey with the poetry of the
Psalms or the style of the Good Samaritan parable in the
King James Version, etc.; most such "red-hot-hit" goodies
are on trial.
That I happen to be disenchanted with some of these
things is totally beside the point.
In the liberal arts, it behooves us to expose our students
to their heritage so that they have a frame of reference in
evaluating contemporary hysterics.
My superbly articulate colleague, Dr. Wallace M. Alston,
has said of the pace and mood of modern times,
We feel pushed, crowded, strained, and breathless.
We are conscious of being too busy to be good mem-
bers of our families or good citizens of our communi-
ties; too busy to become good students; to busy to
enjoy music, good reading, and art; too busy to be
good friends and neighbors; too busy to pray; too busy
It is my purpose and ambition in continuing to build Old
(1835) Oglethorpe to have our architecture resist rather
than reflect contemporary "strain and breathlessness." For
this reason I favor architecture for Oglethorpe College that
may be readily recognized for its indebtedness to a tradi-
An architect explained to us that the campus design of
school "X" (traditional) pleases parents, uncles, cousins,
sisters, aunts, students and youngsters who would like to be
students — in fact, all of Mr. Public; but the architecture of
school "Y" (very modern) pleases architects, and that should
be our test and goal. I am skeptical that our most sophisti-
cated public taste is so vacuous.
It is fascinating to be with some "public"; men, women
or children, domestic or foreign, and take them to see the
Chapel of a great new university. Everyone guesses, "What
is it?" Veterinary medicine, ballistics research, fine arts?
A church? Oh.
Religion, tending to be slightly traditional, isn't it sen-
sible that a church look like a church? Just as an aside, I
am so idealistic that I suspect a non-religious genius of an
architect could not design a great church.
I have a delight in driving twice a day over off-traffic
streets between Tuxedo Road and Oglethorpe College
through a residential neighborhood without peer for mag-
nificence, charm and beauty in the world. I don't make such
a statement flippantly. I know such neighborhoods well as
Grosse Pointe, the Main Line, Westchester, Long Island,
Pasadena, Pebble Beach, and others. I have never seen a
more beautiful residential section than the above-mentioned
Atlanta neighborhood. There doesn't seem to be much con-
temporary architecture in this neighborhood.
I know the merit of much contemporary structural technic
that is economical. Certainly we must use the sensibly-
indicated modern materials, components and fabricating
methods. Too frequently, however, a quick-and-dirty
method proves to be cheap and so is adopted as vogue.
Example: it is quite the thing nowadays in painting a room
to, by jiminy, paint it. Blind labor is satisfactory. Paint
being selected, walls, woodwork, light and switchplate, pic-
ture moulding, window frames, door-knobs, lockplates and
key are painted. A cat walking in on such a paint job does
so at his peril. The ultimately cheap paint job. Half of the
beautiful rooms in Old Oglethorpe have been so painted.
We have restored some of them and hope to rescue others.
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I am familiar with a small, modern college dormitory
that has the merit of being an original. It may not be fair
to associate this building's modernness with its poor func-
tion, but all it needs is fixing. The roof leaks, the rooms
have no soundproofing, linoleum floor tiles are always
missing, plywood room doors have holes in them, the
shingles curl, exterior wood trim is splitting, and the screens
must be replaced. Who can afford such an inexpensive
With gentle illustrations and restrained understatement,
I have been trying to communicate the idea that my en-
thusiasms are slight for building a contemporary-archi-
tecture Oglethorpe campus.
We don't hate everything since the Greeks nor do we
want Easter-hat architecture where a slab-sided box having
been decided upon for structure then the daily doodad must
be selected for style signature. Shall we try a Greek Ortho-
dox onion turret, a waffle screen, dentils upside down, or
possibly a nine-pointed star?
If I have made any of my conviction clear, is there in
our page-and-a-half of small print yellow-page listing of
architects a superbly good professional who can sincerely
share any of my view? Nothing, it would seem to me,
would be sillier or more presumptuous than for me to
undertake to change an architect's convictions.
Replies and comments on this essay are solicited. I am
especially anxious, needless to say, to discover if I have
Architects Named for Oglethorpe Expansion Program
by Charlie Cash
"Dr. Beall felt that he could communicate with us."
So stated Francis Sheetz of Sheetz and Bradfield in At-
lanta, during an informal press conference recently con-
cerning the appointment of his firm as the architects for the
expansion program at Oglethorpe. Earlier in the day, Presi-
dent Paul Rensselaer Beall had formally announced that
Mr. Sheetz and his partner Richard Barfield had been
selected by a special committee of trustees to make the
formal plans for the new men's and women's dormitory
complex and the student activities building.
A new library follows on the agenda of new buildings
planned at Oglethorpe.
Mr. Sheetz said that the current architecture at Ogle-
thorpe, "is one of the finest examples of traditional archi-
tecture in this part of the country." His partner, Mr. Brad-
field, echoes: "The style at Oglethorpe represents the best
of traditional architecture." Both men nastily reminded
that to continue the present style would cost about 6 to 8
times more than when the buildings were constructed almost
fifty years ago. Mr. Sheetz continued: "Oglethorpe's Tudor
Gothic style has a heritage and we'll capture the character
of this style in our new designs."
Both men had thoroughly digested President Beall's essay
on architecture, printed elsewhere in this issue, and stated
that they plan to maintain the integrity of the current quad-
rangle. They also said that traditional form is not as im-
portant as traditional character in developing the new
Examples of the Sheetz and Bradfield Company's work
are: the First Federal building downtown, the Phi Gamma
Delta house at Georgia Tech, the Jacksonville Beach De-
velopment, and the much-heralded Gulf Oil service station
at the airport. The latter has received international recogni-
tion for its ingenuity in design.
"Realizing that most of these buildings are contemporary
in design, we might add that we are proud of several savings
and loan buildings and a Town Hall for a neighboring
community that do reflect the traditional nature," Sheetz
Dr. Beall issued the challenge. The challenge has been
answered by two obviously gifted young men.
Sheetz and Bradfield — it's your move!
Richard Bradfield (left) and
Teams Set for Oglethorpe
Delta State College, Pfeiffer College,
and Belmont College will join the
Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels as partici-
pants in the Oglethorpe Invitational
Tournament on December 20 and 21.
The announcement of the tourney
teams was made by Garland Pinholster,
Oglethorpe athletic director and coach
of the Petrels.
Sporting the best record from last
season is Belmont from Nashville,
Tenn. The Rebels rang down the cur-
tain with a 21-7 won-lost record. The
Volunteer Athletic State Conference
members are coached by Wayne
Dobbs, a Petrel graduate of 1961.
Pfeiffer College, from Misenheimer,
N. C, has no record about which one
would blush. Francis Essie's Falcons
won twenty while losing only nine
games during the last campaign.
Delta State College is located in
Cleveland, Miss., and last year they
won eleven games out of eighteen. The
Statesmen are coached by James Mur-
rell who has a 3 year lifetime record
of 40 wins and 25 setbacks.
The Stormy Petrels lost the final
game of last year's tournament to Bel-
larmine, 65-64. Prior to this defeat,
Oglethorpe had won the title for four
straight years. The Petrels had a lack-
lustre 11-12 record last season, but
with several returnees plus a few bright
freshmen prospects, the Petrels hope to
improve their mediocre showing of last
Since assuming the reins at Ogle-
thorpe in 1956, Pinholster has amassed
a glowing 158 wins against 61 losses.
Northwestern Colege (La.) Home
Georgia State College Atlanta (There)
Belmont Abbey (N. C.) Home
Southwest Texas State Teachers College Home
OGLETHORPE INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT
MacAlester College (Minn.) Home
Hanover College (Ind.) Home
Greenville College (111.) Home
Georgia Southern Home
Spring Hill (Ala.) Home
Valdosta State Home
Centenary (La.) Home
Southern Illinois Carbondale, 111.
Memphis Southwestern (Tenn.) Home
Georgia Southern Statesboro
Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tenn.
Valdosta State Valdosta
Georgia State Home
Asheville Biltmore College (N. C.) Home
PETREL FACTS AND FIGURES
TALLEST PLAYER— Paul O'Shields
. . . 6'8"
SHORTEST PLAYER— Wayne John-
son .. . 5'9"
HEAVIEST PLAYER— Pasco Tilson
. . . 205 pounds
LIGHTEST PLAYER— Wayne John-
son ... 145 pounds
AVERAGE TEAM HEIGHT— 6'3"
AVERAGE TEAM WEIGHT— 179
AVERAGE TEAM AGE— 19 years
Georgia — 7
Illinois — 3
Kentucky — 2
Michigan — 1
POSITION BREAKDOWN— 8 Front-
court; 8 Backcourt; 1 Swing Man
Pennsylvania — 1
Tennessee — 1
Indiana — 1
South Carolina — 1
OGLETHORPE VARSITY ROSTER
J. P. Bruzek
East Point, Ga.
Pickens, S. C.
Forest Park, Ga.
Coach — Garland Pinholster
Assistant Coaches — Bill Carter, John Guthrie
Coach Friday Named Honorary Coach
Coach Friday has been added to the
Petrel basketball coaching staff. The
famous Channel 5 (WAGA-TV) foot-
ball prognosticator was named an
honorary coach at ceremonies during
the Petrel's press day on October 14.
Coach Garland Pinholster made the
formal presentation in front of a
smiling band of Oglethorpe basket-
bailers and representatives of all of At-
lanta's press, radio and television
Coach Friday, who answers pro-
fessionally to Jane Steppe was similarly
honored last year by Slippery Rock
College in Pennsylvania, who made
her an honorary football coach. Ogle-
thorpe becomes the first to give her the
The charming new coach immedi-
ately went into action by drilling the
Petrel troops. The players said that her
passes were the greatest.
Oglethorpe to Play
Puerto Rican Olympic
Team in February
Oglethorpe College will play the
Puerto Rico Olympic team on Febru-
ary 23 at Oglethorpe Field House.
The contest will be of an exhibition
nature since it will not count as an
NCAA game for Oglethorpe.
The Puerto Ricans placed fourth in
the overall basketball standings at the
1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Lou
Rossini, New York University coach,
mastcrminder the Puerto Rico team in
Tokyo and has worked with them dur-
ing the summer months this past year.
Jerry Shipp of the Phillip's Oilers,
who was one of the stars on the 1964
U.S. squad, says that the Puerto Rican
club gave the United States champs
more trouble than any other team in
the Olympics. "They led us for almost
three-quarters of the game," Shipp re-
lated, "and although the final score of
62-42 looks as if we clobbered them, it
wasn't true. We caught fire in the last
few minutes and won going away."
Shipp says the Puerto Ricans are strong
on the boards, are good shooters, and
excellent ball handlers. According to
Shipp, "their outstanding weakness is
Oglethorpe Coach Garland Pin-
holster is also familiar with the Puerto
Rican team. He was coach of the 1963
squad in the Pan-American games that
played the Puerto Ricans. The Petrel
coach said the pattern of that game
was almost identical to the Oympic
contest. "We won by the same point
spread," says Coach Pinholster, "and
trailed until late in the game." Pin-
holster also says that the Puerto Rican
aggregation is much stronger than the
Peru Olympic squad that the Petrels
trounced 89-66 in Atlanta two years
Coach Friday is made an Honorary
Coach by Coach Pinholster as the
squad looks on. (That's Coach Pin-
holster on the right.)
Doug Alexander — Frontcourt and
Backcourt — Sophomore — Performed in
20 games as a freshman last season . . .
averaged 5 points per game and con-
nected on 87% of his free throw at-
tempts . . . expected to be a swing man
on this year's team . . . high school
star at Atlanta's Cross Keys High
School where he made All-State, All-
Region, WQXI All-Stars, and honor-
able mention on Prep All-American.
Earl Blair — Backcourt — Freshman —
A newcomer to watch . . . comes from
Elizabethtown Catholic High School
(Ky.) . . . made All-District and All-
Region in Kentucky ... his Coach
Hardin McLane calls Blair "the clever-
est player I ever coached" . . . Coach
Pinholster says this lad may be the best
Petrel prospect since Tommy Norwood
. . . averaged 1 1 points per game . . .
J. P. Bruzek — Frontcourt — Freshman
— A tough competitor and a possible
front-line starter before season ends
. . . played at Lemont Township High
in Illinois . . . center and forward with
almost 20 point scoring average . . .
made All-Area as a senior . . . top re-
bounder on his team . . . also played
football . . . will possibly be a Petrel
baseball candidate . . . initials are his
Doug Cole — Backcourt — Freshman —
A scrapper from Dearborn, Mich. . . .
during 3 varsity seasons at Lowrey
High in Dearborn, he was All-City his
last 2 years . . . averaged 21.6 points
per game . . . football quarterback
(All-City and All-Conference) . . . out-
fielder in baseball (All-City) and will
be Oglethorpe candidate . . . turned
down, several other scholarships to
come to Oglethorpe.
Mike Dahl — Frontcourt — Freshman —
Played center and forward at Liberty-
ville (111.) High School . . . All-Confer-
ence two years as well as All-State
Honorable Mention . . . 21.6 scoring
average as a senior . . . Conference
scoring champ ... 13 game rebound
average . . . broke school and confer-
ence one-game scoring records last
year against Barrington High with 51
James Dominey — Junior — Backcourt
— Transfer from Florida State and
Norman Park (Ga.) Junior College . . .
All-Conference for Norman in 1964
. . . best defensive player as freshman
. . . best defensive and most valuable
player as a soph . . . averaged 18
points per game as soph . . . 22.0
scoring average at Vienna High as a
senior ... his Vienna team went to
district finals 3 years in a row.
Bill Garrigan — Senior — Backcourt —
was freshman member of Petrels famed
63-64 squad . . . 11.5 average last sea-
son was second best on club . . . has
three year shooting average of nearly
50 per cent . . . attended Shamokin
Catholic High where he was All-Con-
ference his junior and senior years . . .
in Air Force at Laughlin Air Force
Base, Del Rio, Texas, where he made
All-Strategic Air Command for two
years . . . was named Oglethorpe's Best
Defensive and Best All-Around last
year . . . president of Senior Class.
Walker Heard — Senior — Frontcourt —
former Druid Hills High star in At-
lanta . . . was member of North All-
Stars his senior year . . . was also
member of Petrels' third place NCAA
finishers in 63-64 . . . has three year
scoring average of 9 points per game
. . . good shooter with 52% average
over three year span.
Jim Hoggarth — Freshman — Backcourt
— comes from basketball savvy Dupont
High School in Nashville, Tenn. . . .
averaged 15 points per game as a sen-
ior and during his three-year varsity
career . . . played quarterback on foot-
ball squad and catcher in baseball . . .
was all Class AA Quarterback his
senior year . . . good shooter and hus-
tling defensive player who may figure
very big in Petrel's future.
Wayne Johnson — Senior — Backcourt
— smallest player on squad, but makes
up height disadvantage with tremen-
dous speed and desire . . . second year
transfer from Young Harris (Ga.) Jun-
ior College . . . was All-State at Head-
land High his junior and senior years
. . . Headland was state runner-up his
junior year and champ his last season
. . . good ball handler . . . specializes
in stealing the ball from opposition . . .
plays outfield with Petrel baseballers
. . . best ballroom dancer on team . . .
also practical joker.
Jerry Lee — Freshman — Backcourt —
attended Atlanta's Brown High where
he was forward with 18 ppg. average
. . . made North All-Star team in 1965
and also made All-City Tournament
team ... his Brown team won city
championship in 4 overtimes . . . was
Brown's Most Valuable Player last
year and a member of WQXI All-Stars
. . . will switch to guard at Oglethorpe.
Roger I. id ell — Sophomore — Front-
court — played in 14 games as fresh-
man with 4.4 scoring average . . . was
All-Conference at Jac-Cen-Del High in
Osgood, Indiana, where he averaged
26 point scoring average as senior . . .
scored 43 points in one game in high
school . . . likes to shoot corner jumper
. . . nick-named "Gung Ho" by team-
mates as he exhibits a lot of hustle.
Paul O'Shields — Frontcourt — Fresh-
man — tallest man on squad at 6'8" —
played center and forward on tallest
(average 6'4") high school squad in
South Carolina at Pickens . . . aver-
aged 1 1 points per game . . . President
of Pickens senior class . . . played two
years at North Georgia Technical
School in Clarksville . . . active in Fu-
ture Farmers of America where he was
former Federation President.
Bill Phillips — Frontcourt — Freshman
— "The Stork" attended North Hardin
High School in Radcliff, Ky., where he
played against Earl Blair for three
years . . . picked off 16 rebounds per
game as senior and averaged 8.6 points
per game . . . rebounding is strong
Bruce Richardson — Backcourt —
Freshman — ace at Cross Keys High
School where he teamed at guard with
Doug Alexander for two years . . . one
of top high school scorers in state last
year with 25.3 scoring average . . .
voted one of state's best players and
was potent scorer for North All-Stars
in the All-Star game . . . mother is li-
brarian at Oglethorpe . . . dead ringer
for Ron Bonham, former Cincinnati
standout, now with Boston Celtics.
Jerry Sams — Frontcourt — Sophomore
— played in 16 games last season with
5 point scoring average ... hit on
48% of his field goals . . . southpaw
. . . attended Edwards County Senior
High in Albion, Illinois, where he aver-
aged 16.5 as a senior . . . likes to shoot
from anywhere . . . most improved
player on team at end of last season.
Pasco Tilson — Frontcourt — Junior —
returnee to school after a year with
Delta Airlines, who he plans to rejoin
after graduation . . . played sparingly
his first year . . . made all-state his
junior and senior years at Forest Park
High with 22.6 scoring average as
senior . . . two more years of eligibility
... in freshman year while on crutches,
he fell through a window sustaining a
cut arm and nickname "Black Cloud"
from his teammates.
The Flying Petrel
FACULTY COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP, '65-'66
I. Standing Committees
BUILDING & GRC
Chandler, ex officio
Richardson, ex officio
Pinholster, ex officio
II. Temporary Committees
COMMITTEE ON ORDINANCES AND FACULTY HANDBOOK
NOTE: President Beall, ex officio member of all committees.
Coach Friday gives pointers to several Petrel prospects. Left to right: Mike Dahl, J. P. Bruzek,
Wayne Johnson, Bill Garrigan and Jerry Sams.
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