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The FLYING f PETREL 



Vol. 50 




OGLETHORPE COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 



February 1969 



No. 2 



Charles L. Towers 

Elected Chairman 

of Board of 

Trustees 



Charles L. Towers, Vice-President in charge of Shell Oil Company's fifteen state South- 
ern Marketing Region, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Ogle- 
thorpe College. Towers assumed the responsibility on February 12th at the Oglethorpe 
campus in a ceremony with outgoing chairman, Robert L. Foreman, who remains as a 
member of the Board of Trustees after a highly successful tenure as Chairman. 

Towers has been serving as Vice-Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Funding 
Committee. His able leadership in these capacities has enabled Oglethorpe to take a 
giant stride toward total development. Mr. Towers said, "Since Paul Vonk came to 
Atlanta as President of Oglethorpe College, I have become excited by the opportunity 
for business leadership to help develop truly outstanding private liberal arts education 
in the southland." 

Towers, an accomplished musician, is President of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 
and Vice-Chairman of the Atlanta Arts Alliance. He assumes the role as Chairman of 
the Board of Trustees after serving on that board since 1965. 



Oglethorpe 

Receives $128,733 

Grant for New 

Science Building 



Senators Herman Talmadge and Richard Russell have announced a $128,733 Office 
of Education grant to Oglethorpe College for construction of a new science building 
on the Oglethorpe campus. 

Scheduled for completion in early 1970, the new science building will house all the 
science departments at Oglethorpe as well as some classrooms, laboratories and facul- 
ty offices. Physics, chemistry, biology, medical technology and pre-medical, pre-dental 
and pre-nursing courses will be taught in the new facility. Mr. Roy N. Goslin, Professor 
of Physics at Oglethorpe and consultant at the Oak Ridge Atomic center, assisted in 
the design and layout of the new three story facility. 



Kappa Delta, 

Chi Omega 

Re-Activated 



Things are swinging for sorority sisters at Oglethrope College. Kappa Delta Sorority 
has re-activated the Alpha Tau Chapter at the college, and the weekend of February 
7th will mark the official re-activation of a campus chapter of Chi Omega national 
sorority. 

Formal installation of Kappa Delta Sorority will take place April 11th, 12th and 13th, 
when national officers of the sorority and Kappa Delta chapters from colleges in the 
southeast, will attend the festivities. 

National Officers of Chi Omega, in association with the Chi Omega alumnae in the 
Atlanta area, will combine forces to make official reactivation of the Oglethorpe chap 
ter on February 7th, 8th and 9th. 



Petrels 

Ranked 13th 

In Nation 



The Oglethorpe "Stormy Petrels" continue on their way to one of their best seasons 
ever. The Petrels, with a record of 16-3 are hoping for a bid to the NCAA National 
Tournament. If Oglethorpe can prevail in its six remaining games, chances for receiv- 
ing a bid with a 22 and 3 record are very good. Oglethorpe has been invited to the 
National Tournament two out of the last three years and finished 3rd in the nation in 
1963. This year's team compares favorably with the best teams in Oglethorpe's history. 



Alumni Day 



Plans are being finalized for Alumni Day, May 3, 1969. This will be an opportunity to 
see in person the progress that your alma mater is making. A renovated and enlarged 
library, a new College Center, a new science building and new women's dormitory 
will all be completed or under construction by May 3. Activities of general interest 
and information are being planned for everyone. A schedule of events and activities 
will be in the April issue of the Flying Petrel. Do make your plans to attend on May 3! 



Alumni Dinner 
A Success 



The Alumni Dinner held on January 23 in the College Center was an overwhelming 
success. Over 150 people attended the buffet-dinner prior to the Valdosta State, home- 
coming basketball game. Among the alumni and friends attending was Dr. Philip 
Weltner, former president of Oglethorpe University. The night was a complete success 
after the Stormy Petrels defeated Valdosta as the alumni and the homecoming crowd 
cheered them on to victory. 



Non-Credit 

Courses Scheduled 

Again for March 



The third session of adult non-credit courses are scheduled to begin the week of March 
10, 1969. All Atlanta area alumni will receive a listing of the courses. MANY alumni 
have taken advantage of these courses in previous sessions. 



Founders Club 



Members of the newly organized Founders Club at Oglethorpe will receive a pen set 
constructed from wood out of the Lupton Hall auditorium. This wood was taken from 
the auditorium when it was renovated in 1968. Membership in the Founders Club is 
open to all those alumni who contribute $100 or more to the Alumni Association. 
There are currently 23 members of the Founders Club. 



ALUMNI DAY MAY 3 



Alumni News Dave Barbee, class of 1927, passed away July 1, 1968. At the time he was living in 
Albermarle, N.C., but his home was in Greensboro, N.C. He was one of the star players 
on Frank Anderson's baseball teams of 1924 and 1925. 

George Hiley Slappey, 1928, has been listed in the 22nd edition of Who's Who in 
American Education. Mr. Slappey currently resides at 186 The Prado in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Col. Samuel L. Finklea, 1938, Air National Guard administrative assistant to the adju- 
tant general, has been awarded the U.S. Air Force Commendation medal. He and his 
wife, Mary, have four children and reside at Sunview Lake, Columbia, South Carolina. 

Captain Thomas W. W. Hewlett, Jr., 1962, is attending the Air University's Squadron 
Officer School at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. 

Pete and Sally Butchart, 1963 and 62, announce the birth of their third son on Novem- 
ber 25, 1968. Pete is the manager of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company retail 
store in Sandy Springs and they make their home in Decatur, Georgia. 

Captain Mike D. Pickett, 1964, has been decorated with the Air Medal at Seymour 
lohnson AFB, N.C. Captain Pickett, a B-52 Stratofortress navigator, received the medal 
for his outstanding airmanship and courage on successful and important missions 
under hazardous conditions in Southeast Asia. 

Second Lieutenant William E. Plowden, Jr., 1967, is attending the Air University (AU) 
academic instructor course at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. Lieutenant Plowden was special- 
ly selected for the intensive six-week professional training that is conducted as part 
of the AU Academic Instructor and Allied Officer School, the teachers college of the 
U.S. Air Force. 



Management of Mr. William Egerton, professor of management at Oglethorpe College, will present a 
Pponlp Spminar seminar entitled "Management of People." Professor Egerton a highly successful man- 
" agement and business consultant will conduct the eight week seminar beginning March 

5. This seminar is conducted by the Department of Continuing Education at Ogle- 
thorpe College. 



DEVELOPMENT REPORT 

1967-1968 1968-1969 



ALUMNI $ 5,673.00 ALUMNI $ 8.601.60 

(INCLUDING FRIENDS) (INCLUDING FRIENDS) 

BOOSTER CLUB 7,007.79 BOOSTER CLUB 6,954.00 

(INCLUDING FRIENDS) (INCLUDING FRIENDS) 

FOUNDATIONS 94,252.26 FOUNDATIONS 41.014.77 

CORPORATIONS 2,850.00 A. ANONYMOUS GIFT 125,000.00 

TRUSTEES 9,672.00 TRUSTEES 3,869.00 

PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL 805.00 PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL 1,425.00 

FRIENDS 7,435.40 WILLS (APPROXIMATELY) 70,000.00 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 128,733.00 

TOTAL $127,695.45 TOTAL $385,597.37 



CLASS CONTRIBUTIONS 



CLASS 




NO. OF 


AMOUNT 


AMOUNT 


CLASS 




NO. OF 


AMOUNT 


AMOUNT 


CAPTAIN 


YEAR 


GIFTS 


PAID 


PLEDGED 


CAPTAIN 


YEAR 


GIFTS 


PAID 


PLEDGED 




1918 


1 


$ 7.50 


$ 




1944 


7 


$ 85.00 


$ 




1920 


1 


10.00 






1945 


3 


40.00 




Marquis Calmes 


1921 


2 


30.00 






1946 


1 


10.00 






1922 


4 


95.00 






1947 


3 


40.00 






1923 


1 


10.00 






1948 


7 


78.00 




Otis Jackson 


1924 


11 


825.00 


75.00 




1949 


8 


195.00 




Wendell Crowe 


1925 


9 


395.00 


100.00 




1950 


8 


165.00 






1926 


3 


120.00 






1951 


6 


67.50 


12.50 




1927 


9 


430.00 


70.00 


Fred Agel 


1952 


16 


290.00 






1928 


14 


420.00 


10.00 




1953 


9 


85.00 


15.00 




1929 


9 


115.00 


110.00 




1954 


7 


70.00 


60.00 




1930 


7 


155.00 




Stan Aldndge 


1955 


8 


130.00 






1931 


5 


140.00 






1956 


7 


130.00 


20.00 


Roy Warren 


1932 


16 


380.00 






1957 


5 


112.00 


30.00 




1933 


5 


71.00 




Ted Bay ley 


1958 


14 


640.00 


25.00 




1934 


9 


112.00 






1959 


7 


190.00 




Ben Hargrove 


1935 


12 


235.00 


90.00 




1960 


4 


120.00 


10.00 




1936 


5 


60.00 




Penny Jones 


1961 


6 


115.00 




Creighton Perry 


1937 


8 


96.00 


105.00 


William Flammer 


1962 


15 


265.00 




Francis Key 


1938 


18 


568.00 


10.00 


Lynn Drury 


1963 


12 


150.00 


100.00 


Wilson Franklin 


1939 


19 


297.00 




Dennis Kerr 


1964 


10 


121.00 




Medora Draper 


1940 


23 


1,040.00 


500.00 


James Hartlage 


1965 


4 


30.00 


25.00 


Philip Scales 


1941 


15 


1,267.02 




Elaine Law 


1966 


14 


155.00 




Mary Asher 


1942 


10 


130.00 




Larry Shattles 


1967 


7 


255.00 






1943 


4 


50.00 




Gil Watson 


1968 


15 


270.00 


30.00 


TOTAL 














423 


$10,867.02 


$1,397.50 



THE OGLETHORPE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETS the second Monday of each month 

at 7:30 in the College Center. 



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