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Vol. 42 

Published by National Oglethorpe Alumni Association, January, 1960 

No. 4 


The Oglethorpe field house begins to take shape as the heavy trusses are hoisted into place. 
This picture was taken during the first week in January. The roof is now virtually completed. 


The National Alumni Assn. of Ogle- 
thorpe University will have a compli- 
mentary coffee on March 18 for visi- 
tors to Atlanta who will attend the 
GEA convention. 

The coffee will be held in the Vari- 
ety Room of the Henry Grady Hotel 
from 8:30 to 10:00 a. m. 

The coffee will consist solely of 
an informal social hour where old 
friends will have an opportunity to 
meet and chat at their leisure. 

All alumni in the Atlanta area are 
welcome to attend. 

Alumni Day Set for 
Saturday, April 30 

Dedication of our new fieldhouse 
will take place during the annual 
spring Alumni Day activities which 
will be held on Saturday, April 30. 

Other events to look forward to are 
the spring play, a baseball game with 
Valdosta State College and a delicious 
complimentary buffet dinner. 

Reserve the date now, Saturday, 
April 30. 

GIAC Tournament 
Champs for 2nd Year 

The second trophy in as many seas- 
ons and the setting of Oglethorpe's 
all-time scoring record highlighted the 
second annual GIAC basketball tour- 
nament held during the holidays at the 
Cross Keys High School gym. In a re- 
peat performance with last year's op- 
ponent, the first-seeded Petrels edged 
the experts' second choice, LaGrange 
College by a score of 54-51. While 
the contests were close each time, the 
Birds had to accomplish what seemed 
impossible this time to pull this one 
out of the fire. 

Behind four points with 45 seconds 
to go and with LaGrange in posses- 
sion. Jay Dye picked up a loose ball 
and tipped it in to close the score to 
49-5 1 . Seconds later, junior forward 
Buddy Goodwin intercepted two Pan- 
ther passes in quick succession and 
followed each with a field goal to put 
the Petrels ahead 53-51. Adding in- 
sult to injury, Goodwin hit on his 
free throw which was occasioned by a 
LaGrange foul while he was shooting 
his second field goal. 

In the game which appeared to be 
wrapped up for the Panthers, the Pet- 
rels" seven points in 45 seconds proved 
the Birds worthy of the championship. 

Third place in the tournament was 
truly earned by Piedmont College, re- 
cipient of the sportsmanship trophy, as 
they finished strong in an overtime 
session, besting a game, well-coached 
Shorter squad 71-65. Score at the end 
of the reculation time was tied at 61- 

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January, 1960 

Published seven times a yeor in Ju/y, Seplember, Oc- 
tober, Jonuory, March, Apri/ one/ Moy by Og/efhorpe 
University, At/onto, Georgia. 

Printed by 
Russell & Wardlaw 

Howard Thranhardt '35 President 

O. K. Slieffield '53 -- 1st V. President 

Sam Hirsch, Jr. '50 ...-- 2iid V. Pres 

Francis Scott Key '38 3rd V. Pres. 

Tommie Carper 'il..- ^Treasurer 

Mary .-\sher '43 Secretary 

Daniel L. Uffner, Jr. '51 Editor 

lane Schoenfeld - -- Alumni Secretary 


Always a forerunner of progress, 
higher education will have an even 
more important role in the future of 
the United States during the next dec- 

In an article by Newell Brown, As- 
sistant Secretary of Labor, which ap- 
peared in the December issue of 
Higher Education, Mr. Brown states, 
"To the question of where the great 
numbers of new workers will be em- 
ployed, the first answer sugested by 
the Department's employment projec- 
tions is that the majority will go into 
service industries . . . finance, insur- 
ance, trade, professional and other 
services including medicine and legal 
services, and government including 
public schools " and State-supported 
colleges," and they, "will probably 
continue to rise faster than the labor 
force as a whole." 

He added, "More significant from 
the viewpoint of higher education is 
the fact that professional workers will 
be by far the fastest growing of all the 
major occupational groups." 

This man-size burden to provide 
adequately educated manpower will be 
thrust upon the nation's 1,050 accred- 
ited four-year colleges. 

With most of the higher educational 
institutions, that are valiantly educat- 
ing the record 3.8 million students in 
attendance today, it is a nip and tuck 
battle to keep their heads above water 
financially. The financial problem 
when the surge of an estimated 6.5 
million students are enrolled in college 
in 1969-70 will be awesome. 

Fortunately, corporations, founda- 
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Page 2 

Y>r. Agnew Reports 

It has occurred to us that the alum- 
ni might like to know about some of 
the academic activities at Oglethorpe 
University. Last fall we made a study 
of these activities. A description of all 
of them is quite lengthy, too long to 
include here, but here is a partial list. 

Last year the faculty made an over- 
all study of the curriculum, and their 
recommendations are being adopted as 
it is found possible to do so. Trustees, 
students and alumni helped in this 

Division I (Human Understanding) 
has been restudying and modifying of- 
ferings in Speech and writing. Inter- 
pretation of History, Life and Reli- 
gion, Man and the Universe and in 
Languages. The Division of Fine Arts 
has become a part of Division I, and 
strength has been added to offerings 
in music. A plan for a Junior year in 
France has been introduced. 

Division II (Citizenship) has just 
completed a three-year experimental 
study of Western Man and Culture. 
There has also been an experimental 
program in International Relations for 
the superior student. In addition to 
curricular studies and research, the 
Division has sponsored practical ap- 
plications of citizenship in the com- 
munity such as a model United Na- 
tions Security Council. 

Division III (Science) has re-exam- 
ined certain courses in Chemistry, Bi- 
ology and Physics. The largest research 
activity is sponsored research in cellu- 
lar biology with the use of an electron 
microscope and other equipment. This 
work has received wide spread recog- 
nition. Notable is the participation of 
undergraduates in the research pro- 
jects. Other activities include field trips 
to Oak Ridge and other scientific in- 

Division IV (Business) has been re- 
studying its offerings. In some phases 
of this study local business men and 
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tions, governments and alumni are be- 
coming increasingly aware of their de- 
pendence on the college trained indi- 
vidual. This has been shown by the 
larger number of groups and individu- 
als who are willingly supporting col- 
leges. In addition, the average gift is 
also rising. 

We have learned the lesson well, 
which Ben Franklin taught us, "We 
must all hang together, or assuredly 
we shall all hang separately." 

Getting Scarcer 

Ph^D/s Scarce 

Ph. D.'s in the classroom cannot 
keep pace with the flood of students 
now enrolled in the nation's colleges. 

Immediately after World War II, 
some 40 Sf of college faculties held 
doctor's degrees. Today the percent- 
age has plummeted to 23 ''t , and it is 
estimated that a low of 10*^^ will be 
reached during the mid sixties. 

Oglethorpe University has main- 
tained on its faculty approximately 
50 Vr who hold doctoral degrees. 

While the number of Ph.D's a col- 
lege has on its staff is no guarantee 
of the quality of the teaching staff, it 
is an indication that the faculty has 
adequate preparation and determina- 
tion to do a good job in the classroom. 

PrQ%. Agnew to Tell State 
Of the University 

Dr. Donald C. Agnew, president of 
Oglethorpe University, will deliver a 
major address concerning the "State 
of the University" on Oglethorpe Day, 
Friday, February 12. 

Alumni are invited to attend the re- 
port which will be held in the Ogle- 
thorpe auditorium at 1 1 :00 a. m. 

outside consultants have been involv- 
ed. One of the members of the faculty 
has acted as a consultant to some four- 
teen local and national businesses in 
the area of Management Development. 
The University has sponsored a num- 
ber of Business Management confer- 

Division V (Community Service) 
now includes the Humanics Program, 
formerly a separate division. The 
Humanics Program (one of four such 
programs in the United States) is con- 
stantly being revised to better fulfill 
its role in training youth leaders. The 
Division has carried out significant ex- 
periments in teacher education during 
the past several years. It also sponsors 
Adult Education Programs, an educa- 
tional program in the federal prison, 
and gives an opportunity for observa- 
tion of social agencies as a part of the 
program of preparation for social serv- 
ice. Several courses are being studied 
and revised. 

The Flying Petrel 

HONOR ROLL 1959-1960 

The Class of 1925 leads all others 
in support of Oglethorpe University at 
the halfway point in fiscal year, 1959- 
60. The seven contributing members 
have siven an average gift of SI 86. 14 
for a total of S 1,303^:00. 

Following the leaders are: Class of 
1924 with S^S71.00; Class of 1928 with 
$265.00; Class of 1931 with SI 76.00; 
and Class of 1937 with SI 59.00. 

At least one class has let it be 
known, through firm pledges, that 
they are serious challengers to the 
Class of '25. 

Average gift of the 305 contribu- 
ting alumni is SI 5.53, more than four 
dollars over the average of last year. 
Class gifts are averaging S115.55. 

Alumni have three months to add to 
their class' contributions for dues and 
the Forward Oglethorpe Fund, and 
five months to support the Booster 
Club in this fiscal year. 

New members to the 1959-60 Hon- 
or Roll will be published in the April 
issue of The Flying Petrel. 

Honor Roll members and class to- 
tals are as follows: 

Class of I!»?n S Vi.m 

William J. Boswell 

N. M. DeJarnette 

Dr. L. N. Turk. Jr. 
Class of mil S ■-*."■).<»<( 

Dr. Sylvester Cain, Jr. 

Marquis F. Calmes 
Class of Uii S 11. 'Ml 

Elsie Caroline Shover 

O, C Walton 
Class of 19-i:i SI 10.(1(1 

Nelson Burton 

Dr Murray M. Copeland 
Class of 1*1*4 S')71.(I0 

Thomas BartenfeM 

Christine Gore Hutcheson 

O. M. Jackson 

A. O. Lunsford 

Wisdom O'Neal 

Mrs. D. C. Swanson 
Class of Iff^j Sl.:i";i.(i(i 

Everett Bagwell 

M. C. Bishop 

Milledge H. Brower 

Wendell Crowe 

James N, Frazer 

Albert Martin 

John K- Ottley. Jr. 
Class of MriH S i'>Mi) 

John D. Baxter 

Elizabeth R. Kennedy 
Class of liii'! S ':iMi 

Irving F. Ash 

Hoyt D, Edge 

Frank C. Everett. Jr. 

Dr. Ralph T, Heath 

George W. Hardin 

Pat D. Stephens, Sr. 

Luther D. Wright 
Class of 19»8 S-*6:>.on 

R, Clay Carroll 

Dr. Amey Chappell 

Dr. George Holloway 

Alton F. Knighton 

Earl Mann 

Louise M. Meyers 

Lewis Moseley 

George Slappey 

Wayne S. Traer 

Thomas Warters 
Class of lUZa S 99.00 

David M. Blake 

F- C. Cooper 

John W. Crouch 

Mrs. Neola Hayes 

Elizabeth W. Holderness 

Beverly R. Irwin 

January, 1960 

M, K Jackson 

Elizabeth Riley 

Azele Simpson 

Miss Frank Taylor 
Class of \u:m s :{.-(. 00 

Lyman B. Fox 

Mrs, Lodowick Hill, Jr. 

Mrs. F. A- Johnson 

Annie S, Johnson 

Mrs, Judith Lowry 

Elizabeth McClung 

Mrs Richard A. Sherrod 

Margaret Solomon 
Class of i!):{i sn«.oo 

George D. Byrd. Jr. 

Rufus S. Brown 

William B. Kimble 

Dr. Harry Last 

Cliarles L. McKlssack 

Captain Gertrude Murray 

Alan S. Rltz 

Katie Samuel 

Mrs Myron F. Steves 

Jack Troy 
Class of UKiZ S •-Ml (Id 

O, H. Beall, Jr. 

Mrs Charles W. Ivy 

Allen M Johnson 
Class of 19:i;t S 19.00 

Reverend W, P. Bill Allison 

Herman F. Lange 

Dr, Willard T. Hunnicutt 
Class of licu s h:..(I(i 

Eddie Anderson 

Lena Floersch 

Nellie Jane Gaertner 

Phil Hildreth 

David Lashner 

L R, Shouse 

Mrs. Henrv W, Walker 

B E, Walls 

Harry P, Wren 
Class of I9:i.'( SUi.lMl 

Stinson Adams 

Jack McNeely 

Howard Thranhardt 

Lucile Wells 
Class of \U:Hi s ■'►K.oo 

Miss Sara Bradshaw 

Mr and Mrs J Frl Copeland 

C- Walker Limehouse 

Mr, and Mrs, Cecil H, Moon 

Margaret M, Rickman 

Alva H. Thompson 
Class of 1!K;7 Sl-.9.(l(l 

Mrs, Stinson Adams 

Myrta T, Carper 

Lyndell N, Chadwlck 

J H, Farmer 

Lexie J Floyd 

Mrs, S, T. Higgins 

Mrs A. J. McCoy 

P, H Neal 

Creighton Perry 

Mary O Russell 

Mrs, Rebie W, Stewart 
Class of I9:^K s 10.00 

Miss Mae Fountain 

Mrs, Walter L, Morgan 
Class of I9;i9 s 79.(1(1 

Jessie Allen 

George N, Blanos 

Mrs. Paul E. Blumensaadt 

John J, Brock 

John M. Chesney 

Mrs, Annie Houze Cook 

Ralph H, King 

Mrs, Louie E, Lake 

Mrs Albert Martin 

A W, Paulk 

Mrs, Maclay J, SaKisburg 

Fred Thranhardt 

Francis M. Tillman 
Class of 1940 s «S.OO 

Mrs. W. L. Avrett 

Jouett Davenport 

Bertha Faircloth 

Agnes L. Jones 

Mr. Louie E. Lake 

Annie M. Robertson 

Stephen Schmidt 

Marv H, Waddey 
Class of 1941 $ h:;.(M) 

Marshall Asher 

Mrs William P, Crenshaw 

Dr, George L. Hill 

Dr. and Mrs. Harold J, Lowry 

James Pressley 

Mr, and Mrs. C. P. Scales 
Class of 194'.! S *'*..tO 

Mrs, Phihp Gates 

James W, McGrory. Jr. 

Mrs Stephen Schmidt 

Charles F Waller 

Class of 19i:i 

Mary Asher 

George D. Liptack 

Mrs. W. T. Roach 

Rhctt P. Sanders 

George M. Talbott 
Class of 1944 

Bartle Fleming 

Mrs. James Galley 

Dr. S. Jay McDuffle 

Mary E, Penick 

Jerome Silverman 

Mr.s Jack P. Turner 
Class of 191*! 

J, Eugene Harris 

Mrs. Bernice Hilliard 

Sherman C. Ward. Jr. 
Class of 1917 

Mr, W. E. Ayers 

Evelyn H. Brown 

Hincs L, Hill 

Mr. and Mrs John J Kelly 
Class of 194S 

William G Hasty 

Charles Weltner 
Class of 1919 

Emmette Harvey 

Ed. L. Chandler 

Elizabeth Stephens Cowgill 

Mrs. Margaret Graham Haug 

W. R. Holley 

Eugene W. Ivy 

Grace Albert Jones 

Phil J, Lorenz 

Stephen C. May, Jr. 

Thomas N, Pirkle 

Mrs. Albert Villegas 
Class of 19."»0 

M. C, BLshop. Jr. 

Alice Callaway 

L Douglas Cook. Jr. 

W, H. Crowe 

Albert B. Drake 

Mr, and Mrs, Vincent T. Faraoni 

Clare Isanhour 

A. Z. Johnson 

Roy E Speir 
Class of I9.'il 

Jane R, Browning 

Herbert L. Ellis 

Dou"l2s: Fc rbc" 

Robert L. Owen 
Class of MiTi'l 

Norman J, Arnold 

Mrs, Phillip Arnold 

H, C. Atchison 

Muriel Bone 

Ira G, Bottoms 

Albert Burns 

Nancy Chandler 

Mrs, R, O. Davidson 

Mrs. Ruth M. Dix 

G, Ross Freeman 

Sheldon I. Godkin 

Rosemary Hartrampf 

Mr and Mrs, James Henderson 

Robert Moskowitz 

John S Runyon 
Class of MCiA 

Don J Bloemer 

Wawena Hughs 

George Kast 

Mrs. J L, Lasseter 

Hilda D, Levin 

V N. Limehouse 

Eva Mask 

Mrs Edd O'Quinn 

O. K, Sheffield. Jr. 

Marv Stone 

Mrs, Helen B Waddell 
Class of I9.->4 

Mrs, Jacqueline Welchel Becker 

Mrs, Revel A. Burgess 

Ralph Dolgoff 

Harriet Dono 

Mrs. Elene F. Downen 

Mrs. Mildred B Moore 

Connie Joe Nesblt 

Mrs, Earl T Peck 

Ava Sheffield 

Clifton B, Smith 

Mrs, Paul Snead 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Specht 

Julia Jenkins Terry 

Mrs. A. A. West 

Juanita West 

Mrs. Ann Wenn Williams 
Class of 19.V) 

Stan Aldridge 

Libby Beadle 

Mrs. C. C. Blaisdell 

Betty Burriss 

Mr. H. L. Cochran 

S 'iO.OO 

S 11.0(1 

S :{4.(i(i 

SI 04.00 

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Page 3 

Three One-Act Plays 
To Be Presented by 
Oglethorpe Players 

The Oglethorpe Players, under the 
direction of Mrs. Louise Uffner, will 
present three one act plays on Friday 
and Saturday, February 12 and 13 in 
the Oglethorpe auditorium at 8:00 p. 

The plays include the Prologue to 
"Androcles and the Lion" by George 
Bernard Shaw, •'Still Life" by Noel 
Coward, and "The Boor" by A. 

Honor Roll (Cont.) 

Liz Mathieu 
Minnie Rabushka 
R. M. Reynolds, Jr. 
Mrs, William C, Smith 
Alex Weathcrby 
Colea White 

Class of i'.ir>r, 

Rev, and Mrs, Clifton Banks 

Eleanor C, Bogart 

James A, Deese 

O, B, Francis. Jr, 

Mrs. G, H, Gambrell 

Mrs, E, C, Hinshaw 

Mrs, Roger Howe 

Mr, and Mrs, Alfred Ingersoll 

Mrs, J, P- Jackson 

Joseph P, Lee 

Lula B, Payne 

Elizabeth Ramsden 

Naomi P, Reilly 

Joe E, White 

$ 80.00 

Class of l!l">" 

Joseph J, Accardl 
Mrs, William S, Brown 
B P, Camp 
Lewis DeRose 
Lavcnia D, Dixon 
Dorothy Feldman 
Carta Hancock 
Mrs, Evelyn M, House 
James A, Magee 
James P, Milton 
Joyce B. Minors 
Robert B, Oliver 
Judy Promnitz 
Naomi Perraut Reilly 
Mrs. Joe S. Smolen 


Class of lil.'iS 

Mrs, Marguerite Adams 
Patricia Baker 
Prances P. Bartlett 
Hava Bitan 
Daniel L, Bolt 
Minnie Louise Bradbury 
Jimmy Clower 
Peggy O, Compton 
Lillie Mae Crook 
Christian Freeman 
John E, Harms 
William Scott 
Mary Anne Sharp 
Mildred J, Speight 
Ernest R, Stone 
Mrs, Johnle P. Turner 
Hines L, Wommack 
Mrs, Elise C, Wright 

Class of n-,<) 

$ 46.00 

Wllma D. Brown 

Billy W, Carter 

Joe Duckworth 

Jack A, Etheridge, Jr. 

Miss Claire Fields 

Floyd Hopkins 

Mrs. R, M. Langley 

P, K, Loh 

Mrs, W, W, Mosteller 

Mrs, Vera B, Orr 

Lou Wuichet 

Fay H, Yow 

Class of lilOl) 

Mary Sandra Pruett 

$ 3.00 

In Classroom 


The princes' on the basketball court 
have again proved themselves noble 
in the classroom by earning a team 
scholastic average of 84 for the fall 
quarter. Not a man averaged less than 

Averages ranged from 80 to 89 
with Wayne Dobbs leading the schol- 
ars with an 89. Hot on his heels were 
Buddy Goodwin at 87 and Jay Dye 
and Sammy Hudgins, each with an 86. 

For the people who know the team 
members personally, this report is not 
surprising. They are an intelligent, 
level-headed group. They are aggres- 
sive and humble. Coach Pinholster has 
achieved a fine balance in his Petrels 
between athletic and scholastic prow- 

Has Good Reason 


Jay Dye, outstanding Petrel center, 
was late for the St. Bernard basketball 
game on December 1 1. His reason was 
unique and completely acceptable to 
Coach Pinholster. 

He had rushed from the hospital 
after his wife, Lynell, had given birth 
to 19'/2" Stanton Lee Dye, the couple's 
first child. 

Dye celebrated by scoring 21 points 
and playing a fine defensive game in 
the contest which the Petrels lost, 68- 

Petrels Win (Cont.) 

The Petrels set Oglethorpe's scoring 
record during the first day of play 
when they trounced an outmanned 
North Georgia team 93-41. Jay Row- 
land, six foot sophomore guard, per- 
sonally accounted for 30 of the tallies, 
which bettered his previous best col- 
legiate effort of 28 points against 
Presbyterian College last year. Row- 
land was named a high school All 
American in his senior year at Gaines- 
ville (Fla.) High School. 

Oglethorpe landed three men on the 
All-Tournament team. Jay Dye and 
Tommy Norwood were named for 
the second consecutive year, and Jay 
Rowland, who was third in the tourna- 
ment point parade with 55 points, 
completed the trio. 

Homecoming Game 
With Chattanooga 
On February 5 

The basketball game between Ogle- 
thorpe University and the University 
of Chattanooga on February 5 has 
been designated Homecoming game 
for the 1959-60 season. 

The contest will be played at the 
Cross Keys High School gym, on 
North Druid Hills Rd., at 8:00 p. m., 
the usual time and place of all Ogle- 
thorpe home games. 

The "Mocs" are riding high on the 
round ball circuit this year, which 
should guarantee a thriller for the 

It is hoped that all alumni will make 
a special attempt to see if the Petrels 
can ward off revenge-seeking Chatta- 
nooga, which lost both contests to the 
Birds at the last meetings of the two 
squads two seasons ago. 

Extra added attractions will be the 
crowning of Oglethorpe's Homecoming 
Queen at the half time ceremonies. 
A dance in the gym, following the 
game, will cap the evening's fun. 


your commercial Oglethorpe boosters! 


Cherry Transfer and Storage Co. 

in Atlanta 

MUrray 8-6660 or your local 

Greyhound Movers. 

New or used car? 

Beaudry Ford IN ATLANTA 

JAckson 3-3424 

Swimming pool? 

Buttrill Builders IN ATLANTA 

DRake 3-6644 

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The Flying Petrel 


The Petrels are off and running in 
what appears to be another successful 
basketball season. Their pre-Christ- 
mas record stands at four wins and 
two losses. All of the wins were in 
conference play, and the two losses 
were to the University of Georgia and 
St. Bernard College, both non-confer- 
ence foes. 

Front runner in the scoring depart- 
ment is 6'5" center Jay Dye, who was 
selected to the honorary All-State team 
in Georgia last season. Dye has tallied 
74 points to date. He is followed by 
sophomore guard Jay Rowland with 
62 points. The Bird's other all-stater, 
sophomore guard Tommy Norwood, is 
third in splitting the hoop with 53 

Dye also leads the squad in clearing 
the boards with 41 rebounds to his 
credit. Roger Couch, 6'2" junior for- 
ward, and 6'6" freshman forward Mor- 
ris Mitchell trail Dye with 37 and 36 
rebounds respectively. Mitchell has 
only played in five games. He was in- 
eligible, as a freshman, to compete 
against Georgia. 

Basketball mentor. Garland Pinhol- 
ster is of the opinion that the Petrels 
are "not as good as last year" although 
they have "greater potential." He said, 
"shooting is better with a field goal 
average of 45.55 9^, zone defense is 
better, and rebounding potential is 
greater." But he added, "man to man 
defense is poorer, and that is the back- 
bone of our game." 

When asked how he viewed the re- 
mainder of the season, Pinholster re- 
plied, "We're playing a tougher sched- 
ule than last year. We have seven 
games to play where we are either 
the underdog or the game is a toss-up." 

Although early in the season for a 
look at next year, Pinholster was op- 
timistic over the prospects. Jay Dye 
will be the only graduating loss. Guards 
are set for the 1960-61 season. The 
big recruiting effort will be to locate 
three, tall front men to go with the 
three we will have — Roger Couch and 
our two freshmen Morris Mitchell and 
6'4" Bob Nance. 

Back to statistics, transfer Buddy 
Goodwin leads the squad in field goal 
percentages sinking 12 of 22 attempts 
for a 55 7r average. He is trailed by 
Roger Couch with 13 for 25 attempts 
and a 52 - f average. Third in this de- 
partment is Jay Dye with 32 for 63 
tries and a 5 1 '" ^ average. 

Free throw leaders are guard John- 
ny Guthrie (6-6, 100 7 ), Morris Mit- 
chell (11-12, 92 fc) and Roger Couch 
(15-19, 79%). 

January, 1960 

Alumni Introduced at 
Booster Club Banquet 

Coach Frank Anderson, a man of 

many surprises, pulled a big one out 
of his bag at the Booster Club Ban- 
quet held on December 5. He brought 
William J. Boswell '20, captain of the 
first Oglethorpe football team, to the 
dinner. Boswell led the Petrels to their 
initial season's frays in 1917. 

Another former Petrel that Coach 
Anderson brought to take part in the 
evening's entertainment was John VV. 
Crouch '29, If the opportunity arises, 
ask Mr. Crouch about the Southern 
youngster who enrolled in a Yankee 
elementary school. 

Those present had an opportunity 
to meet the 1959-60 basketball team 
before they took the floor to trounce 
an improved Valdosta State team by a 
score of 58-29. 

The banquet portion of the evening 
was climaxed when Steve Schmidt, 
Booster Club President, presented Dr. 
Agnew with the last installment, a 
S300 check, of the 1958-59 Booster 
Club gift. 

Alumni interested in athletics will 
find it well worth their while, in fun 
alone, to attend the next Booster Club 

In the meantime, make a date with 
your friends to attend the Petrel bas- 
ketball games. The boys will make 
you proud of them and of Oglethorpe. 

Oglethorpe University 

Basketball Schedule 


January 26 Newberry College Here 

January 28 Uni. of Chattanooga Chattanooga 
January 30 West Georgia College Here 

February 3 Shorter College Rome 

February 5 University of Chattanooga Here 

(Homecoming Game) 

February 8 La Grange College Here 

February 12 Valdosta State College Valdosta 

February 13 Stetson University Da Land, Fla. 

February 18 Piedmont College Demoresf 

February 20 North Georgia College Here 

All home games will be played at the Cross 
Keys High School gym on N. Druid Hills Road. 
Game time is 8:00 P.M. 

CLUB FOR 1959-1960 

The Booster Club goal has been set 
at $10,000 for the 1959-60 fiscal year, 
nearly double last year's goal of $5,- 

The substantial increase is necessary 
to make up the difference in loss of 
revenue as a result of financing the 
new field house which is rapidly near- 
ing completion. 

The Booster Club executive com- 
mittee is pleased to announce that 
25% of that goal, in cash and firm 
pledges, has already been met. 

Alumni who have had it on the tip 
of their pen to write a check for their 
Booster Club dues are asked to do so 

Other alumni who have little interest 
in athletics should realize that support 
of the Booster Club phase of the Ogle- 
tiiorpe program, helps the entire pro- 
gram. Last year. Petrel basketball 
write-ups and feature stories in the 
two Atlanta daily newspapers would 
have cost Oglethorpe over 516,000, if 
the equivalent space were paid adver- 
tisements. And sports stories have con- 
siderably more readership than a paid 

These articles have brought about 
a public awareness of Oglethorpe that 
has played a significant part in our 
record enrollment. Also, in our efforts 
to gain financial help from founda- 
tions, corporations and individuals, 
success is easier to come by if those 
contacted are more familiar with Ogle- 

We all tend to "buy" what is famil- 
iar, whether it is a frozen food, an 
automobile, or a college program. 

So lend your support to Oglethorpe 
by supporting the Booster Club. Dues 
is SIO per year. If you feel that you 
can comfortably give more, and 7 
alumni have contributed SI 00 or more 
to this fund, please do so. 

Add your hand to the lanyard and 
help hoist the Petrel flag to the top of 
the mast. 

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At this writing, Oglethorpe s bas- 
ketball team has just won its second 
consecutive GIAC tournament title 
by defeating all comers. While the 
conference produced plenty of excite- 
ment, something was missing (for bet- 
ter or for worse we won't say). That 
something was Ogee (hard 'g", please), 
a squatting figure of a man, student, 
or you-name-it, painted all over in 
Oglethorpe black and gold and wear- 
ing a rat cap. At other conference 
games over the past two years. Ogee 
has been carried in on a litter by a 
guard of honor and set before the 
Oglethorpe fans. Here he stares at the 
end of the gymnasium paying no at- 
tention to the crowd or the game. Af- 
terwards Ogee is carried back to his 
secret den there to await the next night 
of triumph. 

Time was when he could be identifi- 
ed. It will come as no surprise to the 
Old Timers, but as a real shock to 
many now carrying him around, to 
know that he is in reality the great 
god Buddha. His present incarnation, 
or should we say inlapidation (for he 
is cast in cement), occurred twenty odd 
years ago. At the time, a Japanese 
garden was being made along the little 
stream behind Lowry Hall, and, over 
this. Dr. T. K. Peters, archivist in 
connection with the Crypt of Civiliza- 
tion, needed a presiding deity. He 
sculpted a model in clay, made a sand 
mold, and cast the final form in ce- 
ment. Buddha sat cross-legged on his 
pedestal, hands folded in his lap, gaz- 
ing over the fields of iris. 

The garden, alas has disappeared, 
the iris dead of neglect, the cherry 
blossoms ruined by vandals. When 
the present writer came to Oglethorpe, 
only Buddha remained, gazing plac- 
idly through the tangled underbrush. 
At one time his head had been crushed 
and later his body damaged, but both 
had been repaired by Dr. Peters. Still, 
among all this ruin, students knew his 
identity and before examinations 
pushed through the tangles to put pen- 
nies in his folded hands. (These always 
disappeared, taken by spirits in the 
shape of little black boys.) His fame 
was not hidden in weeds but spread 
to other schools. Tech students, cer- 
tainly in need of a deity, stole him for 
a few days, but he was soon back to 
help out in time of exams and to keep 
a watchful eye on courting couples 
and a closed mouth — the perfect chap- 

Then came a group of students who 

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Died: Major Bryan W. Collier '21 

of a heart attack on Friday, Decem- 
ber 18 in Charleston. S. C. Major 
Collier was a former newsman with 
the Atlanta Journal and Associated 
Press. At the time of his death, he was 
public information officer for The 

Tom Bartenfeld '24, owner of the 
Bartenfeld Electric Co. in Atlanta, was 
elected a director of the American 
Shetland Pony Assn. during the Na- 
tional Conference held this year in Des 
Moines. Iowa. 

Died: Sam Boozer '25 in a private 
hospital on November 2. He was a 
Deacon and charter member of the 
Pine Lake Baptist Church in Pine 
Lake, Ga. 

Died: Richmond Lovick "Rich" 
IVIartin '25 in Lawrenceville, Ga. in 

Died: Harry Cannon '26 on June 13. 

Died: Mr. Paul T. Arnold, husband 
of Mrs. Carolyn Bennett Arnold '26, 

in December. Mrs. Arnold works at 
the Southern Assn. of Colleges and 
Secondary Schools office. 

Research, Study, Writing 
Trait of Typical O. U. 
Faculty Member 

Oglethorpe University has a creative 

Last year a list of publications and 
projects by the faculty was compiled. 
This included: 15 books or mono- 
graphs published and 14 books or 
monographs in preparation, 17 pub- 
lished articles and book reviews in 1 1 
journals and 1 I articles in preparation. 

Members of the faculty have receiv- 
ed, within the last several years, grants 
from seven foundations for research 
and travel. Also, two members of the 
faculty are completing their Ph.D. dis- 
sertations this year. 

saw no god, only an old concrete 
statue in an abandoned field. The mak- 
ings of a perfect mascot. So up he 
came from his pedestal, was given a 
coat of paint with a few fancy flour- 
ishes to make him look a bit more 
rakish and a rat cap, ready to take 
his place before the fans. But no mat- 
ter how much he may look like a ju- 
venile delinquent in the last stages of 
an opium jag, the god is still there. 
We haven't lost a game. 

Died: Mrs. H. L. Bosworth, mother 
of Mrs. Katherine B. Greene '27, on 
November 25 in Arlington, Va. 

Fred Stewart '27 plays "Doc Kirk- 
aby" in the current Broadway produc- 
tion "The Gang's All Here." He made 
his Broadway debut in 1931, and in 
the years that followed he appeared in 
over a score of shows including "The 
Girls in 509", "Cat On A Hot Tin 
Roof", "The Crucible" and "The Devil 
and Daniel Webster." He has been 
seen on many of the dramatic, com- 
edy and variety shows on radio and 
television. Mr. Stewart appeared in the 
films "A Face In The Crowd" and 
"Boomerang", and he has directed the 
Duchess Players at Fishkill, N. Y. and 
a group at the Actors' Studio of which 
he has been an active member since 
1947. Mr. Stewart has also written 
music for two Broadway shows, "Ev- 
erywhere 1 Roam" and "Prelude." 

C. Ort Jenkins '27 was named pres- 
ident of the American Cancer Society's 
Fulton County unit. He is general 
manager of the Atlanta Control Store 
of Sears, Roebuck & Co. At the same 
meeting, Richard H. Rich, Oglethorpe 
Trustee, and Frank Gaither '34 were 
presented awards for "outstanding 
work" in the public education field. 

Died: Bernard A. Pearl '28 in an 

automobile accident on August 30. He 
lived with his wife at 3221 Drummond 
St., Vicksburg, Miss. 

Earl Blackwell '29, head of Celeb- 
rity Service which is headquartered in 
New York City, visited Atlanta this 
month. It is reported that the first 
printing of 10,000 copies of his latest 
publication "Celebrity Register" sold 
out so fast that a second printing of 
25,000 copies is now underway. The 
864 page book, which can be bought 
only at Tiffany's, "21" and the Stork 
Club, sells for $26. 

Died: Mrs. Warren A. Dodd, moth- 
er of Miss Eva Dodd '36, on Novem- 
ber 22. 

Died: Mrs. Erma Loyce Hutchins 

'40 on December 1 . 

Mr. and Mrs. John Barnett '40 were 
in Atlanta recently to visit Mrs. Bar- 
nett's mother. John is Manager of the 
Mills & Nebraska Lumber Co. in Or- 
lando. Fla. The couple have two 
children who accompanied their daddy 
to the Oglethorpe campus, Joanna, 14 
and John, Jr., 6. 

The Flying Petrel 


Sherman C. Ward, Jr. '46 and family. Andi 6 "2, Debbie 8 ''2. "Buzzy" 21 months and Mrs. Ward. 

Douglas W. Hinton '42 is an internal 
auditor with the Plantation Pipe Line 
Co. in Atlanta. Married since 1943. 
he has two children Vicki, 10 and 
Ricki, 6. 

Sherman C. Ward, Jr. '46 is asso- 
ciated with Campbell Soup. Inc. ex- 
ploring and improving frozen conven- 
ience foods. He and his wife, Ann, 
have three children, Debbie, 8'/2, 
Andi, 6Vi and Buzzy (Sherman III) 
21 months. His extra-curricular activi- 
ties include skiing, boating, golfing 
and bow hunting. He is also President 
of the Kingston Players, a dramatic 

Died: Glenn Thompson '46 as the 

result of a head on automobile colli- 
sion, on November 24. He had worked 
for eight years with the Lockheed Air- 
craft Co. in Marietta, Ga. 

Joel Chandler '49 is a guidance 
counselor at Newnan High School in 
Newnan, Ga. 

The Rev. Albert B. Drake '50 was 

ordained, September 21, into the Pres- 
byterian Ministry, and now is serving 
as pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church in Cramerton, N. C. 

Earle Taylor '50, Professor of Hu- 
manities for the past five years at 

January, 1960 

Chipola College in Marianna, Florida, 
has again been named Jackson County 
Fund Raising Chairman of the Ameri- 
can Cancer Society. He was also 
awarded a citation for distinguished 
service by the Society. In addition, 
Earle founded and directs the Chipola 
Summer Chatauqua, is manager of the 
College's concert series and serves as 
publicity chairman of the civic music 

Bob McEllen '51 joined the Citizens 
& Southern Bank in October as Per- 
sonnel Assistant at the Mitchell St. 
office. His third child, Robert William, 
Jr., will be one year old on January 20. 
John is 1 1 and Barbara is 7. 

Chaplain L. Myron Johnson '51 

was stationed at Munich, Germany last 
August 2. He will remain at that post 
for three years. He has one daughter, 
Cindy, who will be three years old on 
March 30. The Johnsons have recently 
adopted a four-weeks-old German boy. 
His address is 04043829, 3rd Div. 
Engr. Bn., APO 29, N. Y., N. Y, 

J. E. "Mac" Henderson "52 has 

been named Unit Manager of the new 
North Business Office of Southern Bell 
T & T Co. Prior to this appointment, 
he held the same position in the down- 
town office. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. (Jane Rand) 
Breunig '51, twins. They are the Breu- 

nigs' second set of twins, wliicli makes 
them hold at least two pair and an ace. 
The Editor is waiting to learn if the 
latest additions are also redheads. If 
they are. the Breunigs will obviously 
hold a heart flush. 

Born: To Mrs. .Alice (Jore Wain '51 

a daughter, Cynthia, on November 5. 
The Wains" first child, Ruth, is three 
years old. Mr. Wain is a plastics engi- 
neer with the Hazardville, Conn, con- 
sulting firm DeBell & Richardson. Inc. 
The family lives at Hampden Rd., 
Somers. Conn. 

Al Burns '52 dropped by Oglethorpe 
prior to his return to New York City 
after a circuitous trip around the coun- 
try meting with Triumph motor car 
distributors. He is in his second year 
as Traffic Manager with Standard Tri- 
umph Motor Co., importers of the 
English made sports car. He mention- 
ed that Fay Russell was married re- 
cently, but had no further details. If 
anyone has more about Fay and/or 
her mailing address, please send in- 
formation to the Editor. Flying Petrel. 

Mrs. Barabara Pittard '52, Director 
of Adult Education for the Metluidist 
Church in North Georgia since 1953, 
is now working toward the Ph.D. de- 
gree in Religion and Society at Em- 
ory. Mrs. Pittard received the M.A. 
degree in Philosophy at Emory in 
1955, and she was a visiting professor 
of Adult Education at Emory's Cand- 
ler School of Theology from 1957 
through 1959. Mrs. PltUird is a fre- 
quent contributor to Methodist Adult 
periodicals. Her daughter, Barbara 
Elizabeth, was married to an Air 
Force Chaplain, Rev. James Robert 
Styles, on September 16. Tarlton, her 
son, is a junior at Emory. 

Pat Doran Oppizzi '53 will be a free 
lance buyer for a chain of Canadian 
retail stores, Eton of Canada, while she 
is in Scotland with her husband 
Charles, who received a Fullbright 
Scholarship to study education at the 
University of Edinburgh. 

Robert T. Seymour '54 is a journal- 
ist with the Asheville Citizen Times. 

He lives at 34 Pennsylvania Ave., 
Asheville, N. C. 

Mr. and Mrs. (Barbara Cristal) Bob 
Krasnoff '54 have two daughters Ran- 
di, 31-2 and Cindv. 10 months. The 
family lives at 1647 Briarcliff Rd., N. 
E., in Atlanta. 

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Lt. jg. Richard S. Cumming '54 is 

Aide and Flag Lieutenant to Rear Ad- 
miral Charles K. Bergin, USN who is 
Commander Mine Force, U. S. Pacific 
Fleet. Dick's address is B.O.O., U. S. 
Naval Station, Long Beach, Calif. 

Don Zurek '54 has been associated 
with Southern Bell Telephone and 
Telegraph Co. for the past four years. 
He is a representative of the Yellow 
Pages section. 

John Camp '54 has been studying 
history, mostly the ancient variety, in 
France since 1956. He plans to return 
to the United States this summer upon 
the completion of his work at the 
Faculte de Lettres of the Sorbonne. 

Mrs. Alexander (Amy Benson) Les- 
lie '56 has moved to Lancaster, S. C. 
where her husband is manager of 
Home Credit Co. The Leslies have 
three daughters, Maria, Noni and 
Claire. Their current address is Box 67, 
Lancaster, S. C. 

Charlie Smith '57 has completed his 
tour with the U. S. Navy and is back 
at his old address. 

Martin C. Etheridge '57 received 
his M.Ed, degree at Texas Wesleyan 
College in 1958 and the D.Th. degree 
from Midwestern in 1959. He is pres- 
ently teaching at the Carl Hayden High 
School in Phoenix and working toward 
the D. Ed. degree in Guidance and 
Counseling at Arizona State Univer- 
sity in Tempe, Arizona. 

Phyllis Smolen '57 received her M. 
A. degree in English last August at the 
University of Wisconsin. She is now 
living at 901 Lorraine Dr., Madison 5, 

Married: Joseph J. Accardi '57 to 

Miss Maxine Fuhr in New York City 
on December 24. Joe received a pro- 
motion in the U. S. Public Health 
Service on June 28 to Medical Tech- 
nical Assistant and was transferred 
to the U. S. Penitentiary, Alcatraz 
Island, Calif, on August 15. The 
couple will live in San Francisco. 

Born; To Mr. and Mrs. Bruce (San- 
dy Carter) Hauck '58 a son. Bruce is 
teaching in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 
junior high school. The family is liv- 
ing in North Miami. If anyone knows 
their mailing address, please forward 
it to the Editor, Flying Petrel. 

Al Sheppard '58 is an instructor in 
Physics at the University of Alabama. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. 
Scoft '58 a daughter, Leigh Ann, at 
the Emory University Hospital on Au- 
gust 27. This is the couple's first 
child. They live at 412 Mimosa Dr., 
Decatur, Ga. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. (Dot Eisen- 
berg) Joel Lynch '58 a daughter. Joel 
is leaving for New York City soon to 
train as a security analyst with a se- 
curities firm. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. A. Gene 
Coker '58 a son on October 2. 

Married: Miss Peggy O'Neal Comp- 

ton '58 to Mr. Howard Eugene Gibson 
on November 28 at the Powder Springs 
Baptist Church in Powder Springs, Ga. 
If anyone knows the mailing address 
of Mrs. Gibson, please notify the Edi- 
tor, Flying Petrel. 

Mrs. Dave (Judy) Daniel '59 is liv- 
ing at 413 Indian River Drive, Cocoa, 
Fla. Her husband, who graduated 
from Ga. Tech last month is in the 
U. S. Air Force, stationed at Lackland 
A.F.B. in San Antonio, Tex. 

Floyd Hopkins '59 and Frank Sim- 
mons '59 are Reporters with Dun & 
Bradstreet in Atlanta. Floyd joined 
the company on September 20 and 
Frank joined Floyd on November 21. 

Harris Kandel '59 is teaching Biol- 
ogy at the Savannah High School. One 
of the most active students at Ogle- 
thorpe last year, Harris continues in 
the same vein at Savannah. She is a 
member of the Faculty Steering Com- 
mittee. County Central Planning 
Council, and Guidance Committee. 
She is also taking a course in Spanish 
at Armstrong Junior College, her alma 
mater prior to entering Oglethorpe. 

Caroline Hancock '59 is teaching 
the seventh grade at Wilder Junior 
High School in Savannah. 

Married: Anna Hamilton '59 to J. 
Anthony Paredes '61 on Thanksgiving 
Day, November 26, in Atlanta. Mrs. 
Paredes is teaching the seventh grade 
at the Hightower Elementary School 
while Tony continues his studies at 



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