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EDITION 



Vol. 14 



January. 1958 



No. 4 



Donald C. Agnew, President 



The President's chair was occupied 
by Dr. Donald C. Agnew on January 
2, 1958. Since that day his office has 
been called the busiest area on the 
Oglethorpe University campus. 

President Agnew has shown he has 
tremendous stamina and enthusiasm 
for building a finer, stronger Ogle- 
thorpe. He has held conferences al- 
most continuously with Trustees, stu- 
dent groups, faculty councils, ad- 
ministrators and alumni in his effort 
to gain a complete picture of the 
school operation. Problems are aired 
and most are resolved. 

Dr. Agnew believes that Oglethorpe 
must develop a master plan of prog- 
ress which includes several short-range 
programs designed to reach hoped-for 
goals in relatively easy stages. He and 
the Oglethorpe staff are working on 
these plans now; in fact many of them 
are near completion. 

The long view includes a multi- 
million dollar building program which 
will increase our physical facilities by 
five or six major structures and will 
allow Oglethorpe to increase its ca- 
pacity by some two to three hundred 
students. Tentative plans call for this 
project to mature within several years. 

In an effort to be loyal to alumni. 
Dr. Agnew asks them to send him a 
brief description of services and ma- 
terials offered by firms with which 
they are associated. They will be con- 
tacted when Oglethorpe is in the 
market for a similar product of serv- 
ice. This action will not guarantee the 
University's business to alumni, but it 
will make them aware of their school's 
needs. 

Dr. Agnew stated there is a distinct 
possibility that ground-breaking cere- 
monies for the field house may be 
held during Homecoming on May 3. 
(Continued Page 2," Col. 3) 



CABBAGES 
OR KINGS 



"Oglethorpe Day", February 12, 
dawned crisp and clear. A holiday air 
prevaded the historic campus of this 
Oxford-in-Atlanta, its sturdy old build- 
ings well groomed to welcome trustees 
and visiting alumni to the late morn- 
ing convocation. Students, faculty and 
visitors assembled in the auditorium 
by 1 1 a.m. to hear Dr. Donald C. 
Agnew deliver his first major address 
since taking the helm of Oglethorpe 
University on January 2. 1958. 

Reviewing the history of the college. 
Dr. Agnew emphasized its liberal arts 
tradition and said the university has 
always been motivated by ideas and 
"characterized by experimentation, in- 
tellectual freedom and excitement 
found in no other institution with 
which I am familiar". 

He assayed Oglethorpe's present 
assets: "A strong faculty of distin- 
guished scholars who have a personal 
concern for the individual achieve- 
ment and development of the stu- 
dents; a planned curriculum in which 
basic courses in human understanding 
and citizenship are so related to 
courses in the special divisions as to 
help bridge the gap between theory 
and practice, between general and vo- 
cational education; and an intellectual 
environment that stimulates the stu- 
dent to think for himself and to de- 
velop a sense of values." 

Plans for the immediate future for 
increasing the student body to permit 
greater participation in advanced 
courses and in student activities and 
for improved physical facilities, in- 
cluding a new field house, permit no 

(Continued Page 3. Col. 2) 



H-Day Plans 

By CRKIGHTON PKRRY, 
NAAOU President 

Plans are already being made for 
the observance of Oglethorpe's Alum- 
ni Home-Coming on Saturday, May 
3rd. 

Tentative arrangements include the 
following: 

( 1 ) "Open House" in the cafeteria 
from 2:30 on, during the afternoon, 
with coffee and snacks available in 
this central meeting place. 

(2) An intercollegiate baseball 
game, featuring Oglethorpe against a 
regularly scheduled opponent. 

(3) Possible ground-breaking cere- 
monies for the new field house, which 
is first on the priority list of new con- 
struction on the campus. 

(4) Very brief business meetings of 
the Athletic Booster Club and the 
Alumni Association. 

(5) A fine smorgasbord supper in 
the cafeteria. 

(6) Dancing and reunions at 
Peachtree Gardens Night Club after 
supper. (Reservations requested.) 

There will be no fund solicitations 
during the Homecoming. A special 
effort will be made to have Atlanta 
alumni ask out-of-town friends to 
spend the week end with them. 

Homecoming 
Saturday. Mav 3 



Dr. Reser 

Dr. Richard Reser. chairman of the 
Division of Community Service, is the 
college coordinator for the College 
at the Crossroads program at the At- 
lanta Federal Penitentiary. He is also 
program committee chairman of the 
Georgia Adult Education Association. 



January, 1958 

Published six times a year in July, September, Oc- 
tober, January, March and April, by Oglethorpe 
University, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Printed by 
Russell & Wardlaw 

Creighton Perry '37~_ ... President 

Stephen Schmidt '40 .... 1st V. President 
Marshall Asher '40 ... 2nd V. President 
Betty Villegas '49.. ... Sec.-Treas. 

Daniel L. Uffner, Jr., '51 .. ... Editor 

"FORWARD, OGLETHORPE" 

Bv CREIGHTON PERRY, 
NAAOU Pres. 

In early April you will receive a 
return-postage-paid envelope which 
will combine a solicitation for your 
1958-59 alumni dues and an appeal 
lor a liberal contribution to a "For- 
ward, Oglethorpe" Fund. The latter 
will be separate and distinct from 
alumni dues, but both may be in- 
cluded in one check. There is no 
minimum limit on your contribution. 
No gift will be "earmarked" unless 
requested by the donor. It will not go 
into an endowment fund; large grants 
and bequests must continue to build 
this part of Oglethorpe's financial re- 
serve. 

It is hoped that this annual giving 
toward a "Forward, Oglethorpe" 
fund will provide a steady influx of 
gifts from its loyal alumni which may 
be used at the discretion of the 
trustees and officers for improvement 
of buildings and grounds, scholar- 
ships for deserving high school seniors, 
additions to the faculty, expansion of 
the library and laboratories and other 
general expenditures. 

Corporations and foundations look 
at a school's alumni-giving record 
when making up their own grants and 
gifts. Let's show them that we are be- 
hind our school. When you receive 
your envelope, respond! 



Greetings to the Alumni qti D I ni 

From President A<mew L/Uoman °f tke £/- 



Dr. Shanley 

Dr. Robert Shanley, Division of 
Citizenship, is working with faculty 
members of Emory University and 
Atlanta University to develop better 
inter-university research cooperation 
on problems of social change in Geor- 
gia. They are particularly concerned 
with urban area problems. Dr. Shan- 
ley is also working on research articles 
including some which deal with poli- 
tics in Georgia. 

Page 2 



From President Agnew 

It is a pleasure to extend you 
greetings during the first weeks of my 
work as President of Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity. I am glad to report that the 
morale on the campus is excellent and 
that the Board of Trustees, the faculty 
and the staff, and the students are all 
working hard to promote the develop- 
ment of the college. We are proud of 
Oglethorpe, its traditions and its 
academic excellence. 

We know that you share with us, 
not only a pride in the achievements 
of the University, but also a keen 
interest in our plans for the future. It 
would be a personal pleasure to me 
to have you visit the college. We shall 
value any suggestions you may care 
to give us. I am grateful for the op- 
portunity to be associated with your 
alma mater. 

DONALD C. AGNEW 



Homecoming 
Saturday. Mav 3 



The Tongue that 
Shakespeare Spoke 

The Art Gallery at Phoebe Hearst 
Hall was filled to overflowing Janu- 
ary 20 when Lady Margaret D'Arcy 
presented a refreshing analysis of the 
differences between British and Ameri- 
can word usage. "The Tongue that 

Shakespeare Spoke" — her topic 

is a bond uniting the freedom-loving 
English-speaking peoples. Lady Mar- 
garet emphasized. The differences in 
usage merely delay, but never deter, 
understanding. 

The gifted writer and lecturer, who 
has lived and worked as a journalist 
in South America, the East and West 
Indies, North and West Africa and 
in nearly every country in Europe in- 
cluding Russia, provided a refreshing 
and amusing insight into British cus- 
toms and terms of reference. Students, 
faculty and guests came away with 
the feeling that more thrifty and exact 
word selection would enhance com- 
munication — like her pithy story of 
the servant who always took home 
with her the grapefruit rinds and, when 
asked by her curious mistress what 
use she made of them, replied: "They 
tone up my garbage." 



ear 

Atlanta's 1957 Woman of the Year, 
Miss Nora Belle Emerson, is an 
Oglethorpe alumna. And Mrs. Eliza- 
beth A. Sterling, 1957 WOTY in 
Business, also studied at Oglethorpe 
University. 

Miss Emerson was awarded a 
bachelor of arts degree here in 1939 
and a master's degree in education in 
1946. A member of the Atlanta 
school system since 1940, she is cur- 
rently assigned as teacher at Aidmore 
Children's Convalescent Hospital, and 
also teaches two classes a week at the 
Cerebral Palsy School Clinic. Her 
"Rainbow Rhythm' series of records 
and piano sheet music is the only 
thing of its kind in the world — a 
universal gift to children, unconfined 
by language barriers and political sub- 
divisions. Essentially, the music en- 
courages children to do things, express 
their feelings, enjoy life and learn 
through music. 

"At Aidmore we have waltzes in 
wheelchairs, waltzes on crutches and 
folk dances on tricycles", Miss Em- 
erson said. "This helps the children 
come out of themselves — learn to 
enjoy things despite their handicaps." 
Miss Emerson studied music at old 
Cox College and Conservatory in 
College Park, Ga. 

Elizabeth A. Sterling '37, a certi- 
fied public accountant, is in business 
with her husband, A. M. Sterling, in 
the Henry Grady Building. They are 
the first couple in the United States 
to pass the CPA examinations at the 
same time, and have been partners in 
the accounting business for 13 years 
Only 1.000 of the 56,000 accountants 
certified since 1896 have been women. 

Mrs. Sterling was selected as 
WOTY in Business in recognition of 
the time and talents she devotes so 
generously to various business, civic 
and professional organizations. She 
has served as officer of the Georgia 
Society of Certified Public Ac- 
countants and as editor of the so- 
ciety's bulletin. Last year she was 
president of the American Women's 
Society of CPA's. 

AGNEW (Continued from Page 1) 
If we can achieve this, our physical 
education and intramural programs 
can be vastly improved, and our 
orphaned Petrels will come home to 
roost next winter. 

There are no two ways about it, 
Oglethorpe University is on the move! 
and President Agnew will see to it 
that it keeps moving. 

The Flying Petrel 



Dr. M. D. Collins Retires 

Dr. M. D. Collins '31, a member 
of the Oglethorpe University Board 
of Trustees, retired as top Georgia 
educator on January 13 after serving 
a quarter of a century as state school 
superintendent. It is the longest period 
in Georgia history that anyone has 
held this position. He now holds the 
position of superintendent emeritus of 
the state school system. His wife's ill- 
ness was the reason for his resigna- 
tion. 

In July, 1902 Dr. Collins began 
teaching 'at the Old Liberty School 
in Union County, a one-teacher 
school with 81 pupils and eight grades. 
He has remained in public school 
work ever since. At 73, he is the dean 
of all the state school superintendents 
in the nation in length of service. 

Dr. Collins received his A.B. in 
education from Oglethorpe in 1931, 
his M.A. in education in 1932 and 
was awarded a Doctor of Pedagogy 
degree by Oglethorpe University in 
1933. His interests are not limited to 
one field. In his rich and varied life 
he has been a merchant, farmer, bank- 
er, evangelist, Baptist pastor for 41 
years, lecturer and editor as well as 
an educator. 

Most important among the many 
improvements in public education 
brought about during Dr. Collins' ad- 
ministration are the provision of free 
textbooks, establishment of the mini- 
mum state teacher salary and the 
school building program. Until 1937, 
pupils had to pay for their books and 
teachers' salaries depended on where 
they were teaching. 

A former president of the National 
Assn. of State School Superintendents, 
Dr. Collins was also a member of the 
Board of Directors of the National 
Education Assn. for 23 years. He has 
been state and national officer in the 
Junior Order, United American Me- 
chanics, was three times state coun- 
selor and for six years national chap- 
lain. 

Among the many organizations to 
which he belongs, he holds life mem- 
bership in the Georgia Education 
Assn., the National Assn. of Voca- 
tional Rehabilitation, the Georgia 
PTA, National Classroom Teachers 
Assn. and the National Elementary 
School Principals Assn. 



Homecoming 
Saturday. May 3 

January, 1958 




Dr. M. D. Collins 



KINGS (Continued from Page 1) 
let-up in the emphasis on academic 
excellence and in the continuous re- 
examination of the curriculum. 

Reasoning that "education cannot 
be given", that "an educational insti- 
tution is only an environment in 
which learning may take place". Dr. 
Agnew continued: "If the student 
places himself in this environment, 
and if he assumes his responsibilities 
for his own education, he has certain 
reasonable expectations: First, that he 
will achieve a sense of values, com- 
mitment to which will make his life 
in the main endurable and significant; 
second, that he will feel some respon- 
sibility for the social process — for 
the betterment of the state of man and 
for the development of tolerance and 
understanding. He will not be trained 
here to do some specific task, but he 
may with this kind of education ex- 
pect to be flexible enough to live in 
the exciting society into which he is 
moving. He may expect to be able to 
roll with economic and social punches 
in order that he may be able to get in 
a few blows for the humane tradition. 
He may expect that it will be no 
longer possible for him to hide from 
brutal facts, but in facing them he 
may expect to be more likely to find 
solutions to conflicts and frustrations. 
Most of all, he will be a person who 
knows himself — who is in a real 
sense a man and not a vegetable — a 
man with passions and convictions, 
with some understanding of beauty, 
and with ethical commitments. The 
development of such men is essential 
to the survival of our society and to 
man himself. Without these values, 
man's survival would be futile." 
(Continued Page 4, Col. 3) 



Heyward Lovetf Honored 

Heyward M. Lovett '2S was hon- 
ored by the Lincoln National Life 
Insurance Company as its "Man of 
the Year" for 1957. This is the third 
time in lour years that Mr. Lovett 
has received this award. He is a dis- 
trict agent and led the entire Georgia 
agency by paying for well over a 
million dollars of life insurance. Mr. 
Lovett qualified double for his com- 
pany's President's Club and also re- 
ceived silver loving cups for leading 
the Georgia agency in volume, A & S 
premiums and paid lives. 

Mr. Lovett, a former vice-presi- 
dent of the NAAOU, is active in com- 
munity affairs, especially in Kiwanis 
International, currently serving as 
chairman of the New Club Building 
comittee of the Georgia District. He 
served formerly as Lt. Governor and 
local president. 

His son Bob, now teaching in Du- 
luth. Ga., graduated from Oglethorpe 
in 1956. 



PRO Reavis O'Neal 

Reavis O'Neal, Jr. '32 of Hazel 
Green, Ala., has been appointed the 
public information officer for the 
Ordnance Guided Missile School at 
Redstone Arsenal. 

Mr. O'Neal, a native of Huntsville. 
returned there last year after working 
in New York and abroad for almost 
25 years. During most of that time 
he was a vice president of Carl Byoir 
& Associates in New York, directing 
public relations activities of major 
aeronautical manufacturers. For sev- 
eral years he was on the staff of Time 
magazine. 

This assignment for Mr. O'Neal is 
the second experience he has had in 
military public relations. He served 
as a major with the Army Air Forces 
during World War II working as pub- 
lic relations officer with the Strategic 
Air Force in Europe and with Su- 
preme Headquarters in London, Paris, 
Frankfurt and Berlin. He holds the 
Bronze Star medal. 

Since returning to Madison County, 
he has directed advertising and pro- 
motion for the Parkway Shopping 
Center here and at the Seven Points 
Center in Florence. He has also 
worked as correspondent for aviation 
magazines. 

His wife is the former Katye Lowe, 
also of Hazel Green. The couple has 
three sons. 

Page 3 



OGLETHORPE ABC MEETING 



Over 50 Attend 

The first semi-annual regular meet- 
ing of the Oglethorpe Athletic Booster 
Club was considered a success by the 
more than 50 alumni who attended. 
Following a delicious dinner in the 
O'Keefe High School Cafeteria on 
December 4, Ed Copeland '36, first 
president of the OABC, introduced 
the several dignitaries present. Coach 
Harry Robertson recalled interesting 
and often humorous incidents of past 
Oglethorpe football teams. Joe Pit- 
tard. Georgia Tech baseball coach for 
many years and the principal speaker 
of the evening, gave an inspiring talk 
and reminisced over exploits of indi- 
viduals and teams of years gone by. 

Coach Robertson and Coach Pin- 
holster joined in calling for the Petrel 
alumni to support the OABC. There 
has been a considerable improvement 
in the basketball picture at Ogle- 
thorpe, but much more is still to be 
done. 

Coach Pinholster said now is the 
time to make commitments to high 
school students if we hope to attract 
them to Oglethorpe, but at present 
the OABC treasury is not adequate to 
allow him to make the necessary com- 
mitments. It is up to us, the alumni, 
to come to the support of athletics at 
Oglethorpe at this critical time. 

Please read the articb on page 5 
describing the success of the Petrels 
to date, accomplished with the help 
you have already given. And think 
what improvement could be made in 



the future when OABC has a much 
broader membership base. 

After the talks, the Boosters saw 
the "new" Petrels in action. The play 
in each half was so different, it was 
hard to believe the same team was on 
the court. Mercer swamped the 
Petrels 40-17 in the first half. The 
second half saw the Petrels outscore 
the Bears 34-22. It was a tough one 
to lose, but it showed the Petrel root- 
ers the team's potential. 

Let's show the 1958 Petrels and 
Coach Pinholster that we are solidly 
behind them by joining the OABC. 
Dues are $10 a year. Checks should 
be written to Oglethorpe University 
with a notation that they be placed 
in the OABC account. Send remit- 
tances to the Editor, The Flying 
Petrel, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, 
Ga. 

Boosters who registered at the De- 
cember meeting are: 
W. Lamar Adams '36 
Darden Archer '46 
Chaplain Bill Allison '33 
Marshall Asher '41 
Arvil Axelberg '40 
Donald J. Bloemer '53 
Vernon Burke '56 
K. A. Campbell '27 
Joe Cannon '48 
Ben M. Carrie '50 
Ed Chandler '49 
Ed Copeland '36 
Harold Crowe '50 
Tom W. Daniel '38 
Gordon Dunagan '49 
Hoyt Farmer '37 
Harry Fineberg '30 
Curley Fulton '31 



Floyd Greer '50 

Sam Hirsch Jr. '50 

Jack Hosford '49 

Kent Hovis '49 

Al Ingersoll '56 

Beverly Irwin '29 

"Red" Ivey '46 

Roy Jackson 

A. Z. Johnson '50 

"Mike" Kelly '42 

Louis Kent 

Francis S. Key '38 

Ralph H. King '39 

Chas. B. Lorenz '49 

Phil McCullough '48 

Harry McGinnis '31 

Wayne Melton '41 

Bob Mills '40 

Cecil Moon '36 

Mike Murphey '54 

Bob Oliver '57 

Bill Perkins '29 

Creighton Perry '37 

Don Pinyan '49 

James Pressley '41 

Gene Talley Robertson '41 

Steve Schmidt '40 

George Scott '50 

O. K. Sheffield, Jr. '53 

Martin Sterling '36 

H. R. Thranhardt '35 

Dan Uffner '51 

A. P. Wall '30 

Chas. L. Weltner '48 

Harry P. Wren '34 

(Continued from Page 3) 
That evening the Great Hall of 
Phoebe Hearst Hall provided a warm, 
gracious setting for a delightful re- 
ception, hostessed by the Duchess 
Club, to honor Dr. Agnew and his 
wife Lucile, who teaches English and 
literature at the University. 




OABC banquet from led: Vernon Burke. Mike Murphey, Al 
Ingersoll. Don Bloamer. O. K. Sheffield, and Bob Oliver. 



OABC banquet lrom left: Tom Daniel, Martin Sterling, Lamar 
Adams, Hoyt Farmer. Harry McGinnis, Howard Thranhardt. 



Page 4 



The Flying Petrel 



STORMY PETRELS STORM 



By 
BOB OLIVER "57 

The Stormy Petrel, once a mighty 
bird in southern athletics but more or 
less dormant for the past several years, 
is winging its way back into promi- 
nence at Oglethorpe University. 

Whereas football was the king of 
sports here prior to World War II, 
it's basketball now that is pushing 
Oglethorpe back into the limelight in 
intercollegiate athletics. 

Nearing the end of a 24-game 
schedule, the Petrels have a sparkling 
14-6 won-loss record. This new suc- 
cess has old grads smiling; the "come 
back" drive is only 14 months old, 
and it looks like the Petrels are 
"arriving" sooner than expected. 

Good defensive play has keynoted 
Oglethorpe's success this season. In 
fact, the Birds are fifth nationalh 
among NAIA teams in this depart- 
ment, limiting the oposition to 52.5 
(average) points a game. Meanwhile, 
Oglethorpe has averaged 61 points 
per contest. 

Personnel-wise, Oglethorpe has 
compiled its fine record with just 
about the same boys that posted an 
8-12 chart last campaign; more ex- 
perience, and another year of organi- 
zation under the able leadership of 
Coach Garland Pinholster, has been 
the difference. 

Eddie Starnes, 6-3 center from Co- 
lumbus, is making his best effort in 
this, his senior year. The wheel-and- 
deal hookshot artist is averaging 16.2 
points a game; his best effort of the 
year was 33 points against Valdosta 
State, the highest one-game total any 
Petrel has tallied in almost 10 years. 

Three other players — forwards 
Bruce Hauck and Scotty Shamp, and 
guard Billy Carter — are scoring in 
double figures. Hauck and Starnes are 
the only seniors on the starting five. 
Carter is a junior and Shamp a sopho- 
more. Freshman Wayne Dobbs has 
been the fifth starter and has shown 
remarkable poise at his guard post. 

Joe Sewell and Jimmy Clower at 
guards and forward John Mobley (at 
6-5 the tallest member of the team) 
have been first-line substitutes. Sewell, 
sidelined before Christmas with 
fever, is making a strong bid for a 
starting position. 







OGLETHORPE BASKETBALL 










SCHEDULE - SCORES 






1957 




O.U. Opp. 


DEC. 


2 


G30rgia State 


47 


42 




4 


Mercer University 


51 


63 




7 


Berry College 


54 


63 




10 


Jacksonville St. College 


64 


59 




14 


U. of ChattanoOQa 


79 


42 


1958 










JAN 


4 


West Georgia College 


74 


34 




7 


Mercer University 


53 


57 




10 


Valdosta St College 


81 


55 




13 


Piedmont College 


58 


40 




15 


North Gsorgia College 


66 


59 




17 


U. of Chattanooga 


73 


62 




22 


College of Charleston 


57 


58 




24 


Georgia State 


63 


52 




27 


Newberry College 


47 


58 




29 


Berry College 


57 


48 


FEB. 


1 


Jacksonville St. College 


61 


47 




4 


West Georgia College 


74 


60 




7 


Athens College 


47 


73 




10 


Shorter College 


65 


30 




13 


North Ga. College 


70 


47 




15 


Piedmont College 


Demorest 




19 


Athens College O'K 


sefe 


H.S. 




21 


Valdosta St. College 


Vald 


osta 




24 


College of Charleston O'K 


eefe 


H.S. 


All 


hon 


ie games will be played a 


OK 


eefe 


High 


School Gym unless unforseen conf 


cts arise. 


Game time is 8:00 p.m. 








Coach Pinholster giving some passing pointers 
to two standouts of the current basketball 
season Bruce Hauck (left) and Billy Carter. 



Homecoming 
Saturday, Mav 3 



After 20 games, Oglethorpe has 
captured dual wins over Jacksonville 
(Ala.) State Teachers, Chattanooga 
University, Georgia State College and 
North Ga. College; won single games 
from Valdosta State, Piedmont, West 
Georgia College and Shorter College; 
split a pair with Berry College; and 
lost to Mercer (twice), Newberry, 
College of Charleston and Athens 
(Ala.) College. 

The Petrels' best effort this cam- 
paign was in a losing cause, 57-53, 
to Mercer's Bears in Macon. Ogle- 
thorpe led the Baptists for 37 minutes, 
only to lose the contest in the last 
three minutes. Two nights later Mer- 
cer defeated the University of Georgia 
on the same floor by seven points. 

The team did an outstanding job 
in turning back Jacksonville State 
twice. The Gamecocks have a tall and 
talented aggregation. The win over 
Piedmont here in Atlanta was the first 
victory over the Demorest school by 
Oglethorpe in several years. Another 
first-in-several-seasons was the win 
over North Georgia on the hitter's 
home court. 

Newberry is the best club Ogle- 
thorpe has faced, and the talent-laden 
Indians had to go all out to clip the 
homelings by a nine-point margin 
after the Petrels closed the gap to four 
points with six minutes remaining. 

Oglethorpe is still playing its home 
games in local high school gyms; this 
is somewhat degrading for the team, 
students and alumni, but it is hoped 
that we will be playing in our own 
fieldhouse next season. 

With a strongly organized Booster 
Club backing the attack, definite 
progress is being made in Oglethorpe 
athletics. Already two outstanding 
high school cagers have been signed 
for next season — Tommy Norwood 
of Southwest DeKalb High, and Jen- 
nings Rowland Jr., of Gainesville 
(Fla.) High School. Both are all-state 
guards; both are high scorers. 

The Petrels are moving; the future 
is bright. We are beginning to build 
an athletic program that will compli- 
ment our already-strong academic 
program. 



HOMECOMING SATURDAY, MAY 3rd 



January, 1958 



Page 5 



Redstone Mathematician Visits Oglethorpe 







Dr. R. D. Doner 



"If working with numbers were more fun, more students would follow 
mathematics as a vocation", according to Dr. R. P. Doner, reasearch mathe- 
matician at the Huntsville, Alabama, arsenal. Dr. Doner was guest speaker in 
December at the Oglethorpe University bi-monthly science seminar. Science 
students at Chamblee High School as well as those at Oglethorpe attended and 
heard Dr. Doner demonstrate his point with examples taken from one of his 
manuscripts. 

Dr. Doner has given The Flying Petrel permission to print the following 
problems in this issue for your — er — amusement. 

Problem 1 — Determine the missing digits: 
? 2 6 
2 5? 
5 ? 8 



10 7 9 
"Hypergolic Eggnog" is Dr. Doner's name for problems like these: 
Directions: In the following multiplication problems, each of the digits is 
replaced by a letter. Each problem is unique; hence a letter in one may repre- 
sent a different digit in another problem. You are challenged to restore the digits. 

Problem 2 — 
(a) A L S O (b) GOT (c) A D D (d) OH (e) NOW 

A N A O I 



SODA 



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Answers at bottom of page 



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HOMECOMING 

SATURDAY, MAY 3 

Y'ALL COME 



Answers to Hypergolic Eggnog 
Problem 1 

6 L 1 



8 6 S 

s s z 

9 Z Z 



Problem 2 

6 = 1 
L = H 
9 = M 
S = 

= M (a) 



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e = o 

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8 = a 

L = \ 
9=1 

Z = V (») 



8 = H 
L = 
f = 1 

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z = 9 (q) 



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The Flying Petrel 



Businessmen Crowd 
Evening Classes 

"It's terrific!" said Vince Faraone 
'50. 

Vince was referring to the evening 
course in Management Development 
that he and Gordon Bynum '50 are 
attending at Oglethorpe. Both are 
associated with the Southern Spring 
Bed Company in Atlanta. 

William A. Egerton, Business Di- 
vision co-chairman and leader of the 
class, is providing the overflow group 
of executives with new and practical 
ideas to increase profits through 
proven management development 
practices. 

The next 6-weeks session will begin 
on March 31. For more information 
call Mr. Egerton at CE. 3-6772. 

This course is worth its weight in 
promotions. 

Dr. Seward 

An interview with Dr. George C. 
Seward, Vice-President of Oglethorpe 
University, on cultural activities in 
Atlanta was a feature of three hour- 
long programs on Atlanta broadcast 
by the Voice of America as part of its 
daily "Panorama-USA" program 
which originates in Washington. 

Mrs. McGlothlin 

Mrs. Nell McGlothlin, Division of 
Community Service, is developing a 
criteria for student teacher centers 
under the auspices of the Teacher 
Educational Council of the State of 
Georgia. 

Dr. Nicholson 

Dr. Homer Nicholson, Division of 
Human Understanding, had the lead- 
ing role in Theater Atlanta's "Thieves' 
Carnival' during the last week in 
January. 



THROUGH THE YEARS 



Hugh Owen '20 was recently mar- 
ried to Joan Dolores Carpenter, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard 
Roessle of Yonkers, N. Y. and Green- 
field, Mass. Mr. Owen is vice-presi- 
dent of Paramount Film Distributing 
Corporation and president of the 
Madison Hotel in New York City. 
The couple will reside at the Madison. 

William B. Williamson '26 died 
February 1 at his home in Atlanta. 
He was associated with Williamson 
& Inman Cotton Company as a cotton 
classer until his retirement I I years 
ago. 

Jim O'Kelley '28 and his wife and 
son George visited Oglethorpe during 
the Christmas holidays. They stopped 
over on their way to Mrs. Kelley's 
parents who live in Greenfield, Ga. 
George is a junior at White Plains 
High School. While at Oglethorpe Mr. 
O'Kelley was a manager of the Petrel 
football squad. He is associated with 
the Bell Telephone Company and 
lives at 23 Old Mamaroneck Rd., 
White Plains, N. Y. 

Jim W. Anderson '31, Decatur in- 
surance man, is president of the De- 
Kalb Chamber of Commerce. 

Carl T. Sutherland '31, director of 
personnel for the City of Atlanta, is 
president of the Atlanta Kiwanis Club. 

Richard T. Aderhold, Jr. '35, man- 
ager of the Fulton County Airport 
and one of the six airport managers 
who helped organize the Southeast 
Airport Managers Association 1 1 
years ago, is the current president of 
that association. 

Dr. Ringold 

Dr. May S. Ringold's latest article 
"James Z. George and Federal Aid to 
Education" was published in the Jan- 
uary issue of the Journal of Mississip- 
pi History. Dr. Ringold teaches the 
Western Civilization series at Ogle- 
thorpe. 

Frank Gaither '35 has been named 
general manager of the WSB radio 
station in Atlanta. His promotion 



comes after seven years as station 
manager of WSB. His wife, the for- 
mer Laura Causey '35, newly elected 
president of the Atlanta Garden Cen- 
ter, has some horticultural tricks up 
her sleeve to beautify the grounds of 
their new home at 2215 Timberland 
Rd. N. E. Frank's hobby is preparing 
barbecued chicken and turkey with 
that smoky flavor, so their backyard 
cooking area is really just another 
room and there are plans afoot to 
beautify it. 

Dr. Noel M. Cawthon 37, dentist 
and former Atlantan, died unexpected- 
ly on December 1 1, 1957 at his office 
in Jacksonville. 

Howard Pool '38 of Lawrenceville, 
Ga. died November 17, 1957. 

Kimsey R. Stewart '38 has been 
named co-manager of the Georgia 
territory of United American Life In- 
surance Company, Atlanta. Herman 
E. Talmadge, board chairman of the 
company, made the announcement. 

Steve Schmidt "40 will preside at 
the National Marking Device Associ- 
ation's Sixth District annual confer- 
ence in St. Petersburg, Florida, on 
March 22. Steve is governor of the 
association's Sixth District, which 
comprises the seven Southern States, 
and president of Dixie Seal and Stamp 
Company in Atlanta. 

Thomas John House '41 of Lump- 
kin, Ga. died of a cerebral hemor- 
rhage on September 28, 1957. Mr. 
House operated a cafe at Pensacola, 
Fla. until he came back to Lumpkin 
early last Summer because of illness. 

Margaret Anne Pinckard '43 was 

married to Philip J. Latta on Novem- 
ber I . Mrs. Latta is a member of the 
Georgia State Bar Assn. The couple 
is residing at 738 Longleaf Dr., N. E., 
Atlanta. 

Charles L. Weltner '48, Atlanta, is 
one of the principals in a newly 
formed law partnership, Smith, Swift, 
Currie & McGhee, with offices at 
1405 Fulton National Bank Building. 



HOMECOMING SATURDAY, MAY 3rd 



January, 1958 



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THROUGH THE YEARS 



LCDR. Don R. Brennan 49 is 

stationed at N A S Ream Field, Im- 
perial Beach, Cal. He and his family 
live at 856 Cedar Ave., Chula Vista, 
Cal. 

Don Scarboro '50 is in business for 
himself with Wanner-Scarboro Cor- 
poration manufacturers of kitchen 
cabinets. He and his wife, the former 
"Jackie"' Roberts, and their five chil- 
dren — Mike 7, Lynn 6, Donna 4, 
Kim 3 and Paul 1, live in Dublin, Ga. 

Rev. John M. Flanigen, Jr. '50, a 
native Atlantan, was ordained last 
August and admitted to the Diaconate 
of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 
He is deacon of three South Carolina 
Episcopal parishes: Kingstree, Sum- 
merton and Pinewood, with a resi- 
dence at St. Alban's Church in Kings- 
tree. After leaving Oglethorpe, Mr. 
Flanigen attended the Candler School 
of Theology at Emory University for 
two years and Seabury-Western 
Theological Seminary in Evanston, 
111. for the 1956-57 academic year. 
He and his wife Jacqueline now have 
five children. 

Mrs. Connie W. Gunter '53 was 

chosen outstanding teacher of 1957-8 
in the Doraville Elementary School. 
She is a member of Alpha Delta Kap- 
pa national educational sorority, and 
the First Baptist Church of Chamblee. 
Ga. where she is superintendent of 
the eight year primary department. 
Mrs. Gunter is co-chairman at the 
church and is an officer in the Busi- 
ness Women's Federation. 



Don Bloemer '53 was promoted to 
cashier of the DeKalb National Bank 
on January 1, his second promotion 
since he went to work for the bank 
two years ago. He and his wife, who 
was Jane Rambo Cowart '52, live in 
Doraville. They have a six-month old 
daughter, Elizabeth. 

R. Frank McCormack HI 53, 

holding a Lieutenant's commission in 
the regular Army, returned from 
Korea late last year. In January he 
entered Georgetown University, Wash- 
ington, D. C. to work toward his M.A. 
degree in international relations. 

Mrs. Janey Dalton Garrett '54 was 

picked by her fellow faculty members 
at Dunwoody Elementary School as 
"Teacher of the Year". A resident of 
Chamblee, Ga., she has three chil- 
dren and teaches in both Sunday 
school and the training union of the 
First Baptist Church. 

Svbil Sanders Neel '55 has a son 

born January 5. 1958. Robert C. 
Neel, Jr. weighed 9 lb. 5>/2 oz. on 
arrival. The Neels live at 511 W. 
Rodriguez St., Raymondville, Tex. 

Al Ingersoll '56 and his wife, the 
former Catherine Oehsenfeld '55 of 

Atlanta are the proud parents of an 
8 lb., 20 inch boy born February 9, 
named Alfred Drew Ingersoll, Jr., to 
be called "Drew". Al has gone to 
Cleveland for a 6-weeks training 
course in preparation for his new job 
as sales representative for Electric 
Storage Battery Co. 



Edith Hunt '56 has moved to 
Augusta, Ga. where her husband, W. 
J. Hunt, is now working for Mead 
Johnson Company. 

Ensign and Mrs. John Douglas 
King '56, Pensacola, Fla have a son, 
James Douglas, born in November, 
1957. Mrs. King is the former Mari- 
lyn Lillian Holder of Atlanta. 

Charles R. Gipson '57 is a second 
Lieutenant with "H" Co., 4-57 BC, 
Basic School, M.C.S., Quantico, Va. 
His home is in Philadelphia, Miss. 

Ellen Kinsey '57 is teaching second 
grade at the Jeremiah S. Gilbert 
School in southwest Atlanta. 

Jim Magee '57 of Atlanta is in 
flight training at the Naval Air Sta- 
tion in Pensacola, Fla. 

Virginia H. Barrett '59 of Atlanta, 
who won the Benjamin N. Parker 
Law Award when she attended Ogle- 
thorpe in 1956-57, will be married 
February 15 to James Monroe Barker 
IV of Jacksonville, Fla. He is em- 
ployed by the Magnolia Petroleum 
Company in Alice, Tex. 

Janne Jolley '59 of Cartersville, 
Ga. was married December 19 at 
Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church to 

Jack C. Lane '58. The couple are 
continuing their studies at Oglethorpe 
and live at 5049 Roberts Way, At- 
lanta. 



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