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The FLYING f PETREL
OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30319
For two months, construction crews have been
working to redesign the flow of campus traffic and
to fence in the campus entirely. When the construc-
tion is through, there will be only one entrance to the
campus behind Lupton Hail on what was called
"Burma Road". A new road will then run across the
front of the campus, down Lanier Drive, behind
Goodman Hall and along Woodrow Way to the men's
dormitory complex. This drive will eventually be
completed to make an entire circle around the cam-
pus to enable a steady and smooth flow of traffic in
and r^ut of the campus.
The back part of the campus will be enclosed with
cyclone fencing. Along Peachtree Road, there will be
a granite and wrought iron fence beginning at the
corner of Hermance Stadium and running to Lanier
Drive. This fence is to be made of two feet square
columns placed twenty-eight feet apart with wrought
iron bars between the columns. The structure will be
very similar to the fence surrounding the Georgia
Governor's Mansion on West Paces Ferry Road.
This new security and traffic flow arrangement was
undertaken to provide better security for the physical
assets of the college due to vandalism and thievery on
the campus. Also, the view of the campus from
Peachtree Road will be greatly improved and the
entrance gate will provide a means of providing
visitors with adequate information concerning the
campus. The entire project is scheduled to be com-
pleted by the fifteenth of January.
All alumni are welcome to visit and view the
new gate and road on the campus.
THE LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is equipped with eight listening
carrels, each equipped with a cassette player and a
set of earphones; a set of study skill cassettes; two
Craig Readers and appropriate reading material; a
group reading machine and appropriate reading ma-
terials. All of this equipment is provided for the use
of the students enrolled in the Study Skills Course,
thus offering special opportunities for these students
to improve listening skills; increase reading speed and
reading comprehension; increase vocabulary; acquire
better methods of taking notes, writing term papers,
outlining and improving associated study and learning
The eight listening carrels in the Learning Center also
will be available to all students insofar as their
respective instructors make use of such facilities.
The Learning Center is another attempt on the part
of the College to provide the best facilities possible
for our students, using the newest innovations and
the latest learning techniques. It is also an experi-
ment. If these added facilities are used by the stu-
dents and faculty to the fullest extent, the Learning
Center will be expanded and additional equipment
AMENDMENT 5 CARRIED
Amendment Number 5 on the Georgia General
Election Ballot passed in the recent general election.
This amendment will enable the legislature ':'■) appro-
priate funds to citizens of the Slate of Ge^^rgia Vvho
vvisli to attend a private college; or university in the;
Si;jte of Georgia
Mrs. Virginia 0. Dempsey has contributed $2,000
toward the Lowry Renovation Project. Mrs. Dempsey
was most gracious in contributing $5,000 last year
in memory of her husband, "Jack" Dempsey.
With this gift, we now have over $80,000 toward
the matching grant for Lowry. The entire Oglethorpe
community expresses their appreciation to Mrs.
Dempsey for her thoughtfulness on behalf of Ogle-
In other recent gifts to the University, Fulton
National Bank contributed $2,000; Roy D. Warren
Company $1000; Chatham Valley Foundation $1000
(pledge) and Household Finance Foundation $100.
All monies will be used toward the conversion of
Lowry Hall for a library.
Just before The Flying Petre l went to press, the
'^'="1eral Government gave final approval for construc-
tion of the science building on the Oglethorpe
campus. Actual construction of the $450,000 struc-
ture will begin shortly after the first of the year. A
ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for mid-
January. An indepth description of the facility will
be forthcoming in the February edition of The
By Joel R. Oppenheim
Director of Continuing Education
With the success of the Oglethorpe University Con-
ference on Drug Abuse and Control, the College is
again sponsoring another conference of public inter-
est and concern-ABORTION.
We feel that such an important topic deserves
discussion in the academic community. Some of
our guest speakers will be Dr. Newton Long and Dr.
Charles Butler of the Emory Medical School and Mrs.
Julia D. Freedman, Executive Director of Planned
The conference will be held at the Oglethorpe College
Center- on January 16, 1971, from 9:00 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. There will be a registration fee of $5.00
which will include a buffet luncheon at the College
We are looking forward to a large group of partici-
pants and therefore would suggest registration as
early as possible.
For more information and for reservations send
registration fee of $5.00 for each person attending to:
Director of Continuing Education
4484 Peachtree Road, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30319
Oglethorpe offers for the second time an exceptional
opportunity for our alumni and friends to undertake
a tour in the Orient, including Hawaii, Japan, Taiwan
and Hong Kong. Departure is from Atlanta on July
Plan to join other Oglethorpe alumni and friends by
participating in this once-in-your-life experience.
Detailed information will be provided in the next
edition of The Flying Petrel.
BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY
Lowry Renovation Project
The campaign to raise money to renovate Lowry
Hall for a single-purpose, four-floor library continues.
The importance of Oglethorpe raising the necessary
$250,000 cannot be over-emphasized. The College
already received a grant of $250,000 which must be
matched from other sources such as alumni, founda-
tions, friends and corporations. If the grant is not
matched the College will lose the $250,000, and it
could mean a loss of one half-million dollars to the
development of Oglethorpe.
As of December 29, 1970, the College has raised
$80,323.65 toward the matching grant. This repre-
sents only 32 per cent of our goal which we must
attain during 1971. Only money contributed to the
Alumni Association or the College goes toward this
matching grant. All money contributed to the
Booster Club goes to help subsidize the athletic
program of the College,
Through the Class Captain's campaign, a fellow
alumnus will be calling on each alumnus to contrib-
ute to the Lowry Renovation Project.
Class Captain Campaign
The following people have accepted as Class Captains
for their class years:
Ernest F. Fleming 1922
Joel B. Kersey 1923
Otis M. Jackson 1924
George W. Hardin 1927
Roy L. Warren 1932
E. Houston Lundy 1933
Ben Hargrove, Sr. 1935
John W.Hall 1951
Stanley Aldridge 1955
Caria Hancock 1957
R.T. Bartenfeld 1958
S. Dennis Kerr 1964
Jimbo Hartlage 1965
Elaine Law 1966
Larry Shattles 1967
Doug Alexander 1968
Ronald Davenport 1969
Bonnie Hargrove 1970
Dr. Joseph P. Duckworth— '59— received his Ph. D.
degree from Wayne State. He is on the faculty of
San Diego State University, teaching psychology.
Bob Johnson— '68— is teaching English at Fork Union
Military Academy in Virginia.
Mrs. Martha Hewlett Mobley— '63— is doing internship
in junior college teaching at DeKalb Junior College.
She is working on her doctoral program in guidance.
Dr. William Smith-'64-has received the Ph. D.
degree in physics at Duke University. Dr. Smith was
a post-doctoral fellow at Case Western Reserve in
Dr. Carl Dinerman—'66— earned his Ph. D. degree in
physics at Indiana University. Dr. Dinerman was a
post-doctoral fellow in chemistry at the University
of California in Berkeley.
Gwyn Cannon Jones— '66— was married to Carlton L.
Jones in 1969. Gwyn is still employed by Vocational
Rehabilitation as a Rehabilitation Teacher for the
Blind and has worked m this capacity since gradu-
Jack and Patsy Turner Warren— '62 and '65— an-
nounced the birth of their third child, Charles Robert,
in September. Jack was formerly with Boy Scouts
of America and is now associated with Sears Roebuck
and Company. The Warrens are living in Savannah.
Larry and Loretta Shattles— '67— announced the birth
of a son, Jason Todd, on September 15, 1970.
Jerry and Vikki Brown— '66— announced the birth of
their second daughter, Lee Ann. Jerry is still in the
Air Force on Okinawa.
Kenneth W. Powell-'67-is a U. S. Air Force First
Lieutenant and recently participated in a NATO
exercise in West Germany. Ken is a weather officer
at Spangdahlem AB, Germany, and his unit provided
weather information for military flight operations
during the month-long exercise.
M. M. "Muggsy" Smith— '28— has been appointed by
Governor Lester Maddox to the Election Commission
of the State of Georgia. He is one of the five people
in the entire state serving on this commission.
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Eleven hundred and eighty-six students enrolled for
the fall semester at Oglethorpe this year. This repre-
sents just over one thousand full-time equivalent
students. The College has managed to maintain its
enrollment when other private colleges across the
country are losing students and in some cases, closing.
Any alumni who are outside of the Atlanta area
should write to Professor Roy Goslin, Director of
Admissions, if they would be interested in talking
with high school students in their area who have
shown an interest in Oglethorpe. We receive thou-
sands of inquiries from across the United States and
in many cases are not able to talk with the students
to tell them about our College. Professor Goslin
would be glad to provide any alumnus with our liter-
ature to aid in getting high school students interested
in attending Oglethorpe.
FREE LICENSE PLATES
Free "Oglethorpe College" license plates are
being offered to alumni of Oglethorpe for just
fifty cents postage and handling. These very
attractive three color plates can be obtained
by writing the Development Office at Ogle-
John W. Hill— '69— has been commissioned a second
lieutenant in the U. S. Air Force, and awarded his
silver pilot wings upon graduation at Reese AFB,
Texas. John has been assigned to McGuire AFB,
N. J., for flying duty in the C-141 Starlifter cargo-
troop carrier aircraft with a unit of the Military Air-
Jerry and Linda Sams— '68— have announced the birth
of a son, Christopher Kent. Jerry is now a second
lieutenant, and they are living in Columbus, Georgia.
Tom Bartenfeld— '24— is recuperating at home from a
heart attack suffered last month. We wish Tom a
very speedy recovery.
Earl Blackwell— '29— as president of the New York
Nine O'Clocks, hosted a most elaborate Winter Ball
at the Plaza Hotel in New York recently.
James E. "Mack" Henderson— '52— was Schools and
College Division Chairman for United Appeal in
Atlanta this year. Congratulations go to Mack for a
Robert L. Bingham-'70-has joined the Ray Mitchell
Realty Company in Tucker, Georgia.
Carolyn Ellery Loughborough-'64— is currently work-
ing towards a Master of Education at Emory
University under a research assistantship funded by
the Office of Education.
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