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Heyword Lovett '28, 1956-57 vice-president congratulates 1957-58 NAAOU directors. From left to right:
Heyward Lovett, Sam Hirsch '50, Creighton Perry '37, Jim Hinson '49, Betty Villegas '49, Max Ivey '46,
Cecil Moon '36, Judge Tom Comp '25, Marshall Asher '40, and Steve Schmidt '40. Directors not in pic-
*ture are: Mrs. Amarylis Barnes '39, Dr. G. Y. Smith '38 and Vincent Farone '50.
CREIGHTON PERRY '37 1957-58 NAAOU PRESIDENT
Creighton I. Perry "37 is the new president of the National Alumni Asso-
ciation oi vyiiictiiorpc ^Jniversity. lie was Cicctcu to orticc unanimousiy uy sonic
100 alumni present during the Homecoming Day business meeting.
Creighton's brief acceptance speech and his work since election has shown
that he has a keen insight into the current problems confronting the NAAOU.
Further, he and the other members
of the Board of Directors have made
considerable progress toward solving
these problems. Many of the prob-
lems together with their possible solu-
tions are presented elsewhere in The
Flying Petrel in "The President's
Creighton is associated with Brown
and Bigelow, where he has been one of
their top twenty salesmen of 180 for
the past four years.
Other officers named by the alumni
are: Steve Schmidt '40, first vice-
president; Marshall Asher "40, second
vice-president; and Betty Rae Ville-
gas '49, secretary-treasurer.
In addition to the officers, other
members of the Board of Directors
are: Jim Hinson '49, chairman; Max
"Red" Ivey '46, Dr. G. Y. Smith '38,
Judge Tom Camp '25, Cecil Moon
'36, Vince Farone '50, Sam Hirsch
'50, and Mrs. Amarylis Barnes '39.
Prior to the business meeting, the
Duchess Club held a reunion luncheon
at Hart's Restaurant, located a short
distance from the campus.
Alumni began to arrive on the
campus at 1:30 p.m. Following regis-
tration, they toured the campus at
their leisure in informal groups. The
consensus of opinion was that the
campus never looked so well. The
thorough cleaning of the buildings and
grounds the day before by the under-
grads and maintenance crew helped
to point up that fact.
At 4:30 everyone gathered in the
auditorium to view an entertaining
student variety show.
The business meeting began at
5:00 p.m. In addition to the election
of officers. Dr. Wilson made a heart-
warming progress report, in which he
outlined the strengthening of our
academic and extra-curricula pro-
grams and the increased efficiency of
the various phases of university op-
erations. He also pointed out the im-
proved campus appearance, inside and
out, and the complete rebuilding of
the tennis courts. He again stated the
field house is almost assured and fur-
ther improvements and additions can
be expected frequently in all phases of
Oglethorpe University operations.
Homecoming Day ended pleasantly
Ford Fund Grants
Oglethorpe University has re-
ceived $84,500 in the second and
final installment of two separate Ford
Foundation Fund grants. This betters
the $80,000 Oglethorpe was awarded
last year by the Foundation.
The Endowment Grant of S5 1.500
will be placed in the University's in-
vestment portfolio as stipulated by the
Foundation. Income received from
this source will be added to faculty
The Accomplishment Grant of S33,-
000 may be used by Oglethorpe "to
advance the academic program . . .
either by increase m faculty salaries
or by meeting other pressing academic
The latter grant is given in recogni-
tion of Oglethorpe's having taken the
lead in its region in "improving the
status and compensation of American
with a delicious barbecue dinner in
the cafeteria. Back slapping and table
hopping were seen often as old friends
Perhaps, the best note of the Day
was a statement heard many times,
"I'll see you next year."
Alumni who were present at Home-
coming are; "25 — Thomas L, Camp,
R. Frank McCormack; '27 — Thomp-
son M. Wells; '28 — Heyward M.
Lovett; "29— Virgil W. Milton; '31 —
Frank Davenport; '34 — Jes R. John-
ston, J. Kenneth Brown; "36 — H.
Cecil Moon; '37 — J. Hoyt Farmer,
Tommie Carper, Creighton 1. Perry.
'38 — Jeannette B. Moon; '39 —
Odette G. Blumensaadt, Charles C.
King, Ralph H. King; '40 — Steve
Schmidt. Margery M. Turner; '41 —
Marshall A. Asher, Gene North Dor-
sey; '42 — Wayne Melton, Mrs. W. E.
Ayers; '43 — Mrs. Marshall Asher;
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Published several times yearly by the
National Alumni Association at Og^le-
thorpe University, DeKalb County, Ga.
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
$1.00 of the annual contribution is paid
as a year's subscription to the
Governor Joe Foss
Oglethorpe University baccaulaure-
ate and graduation exercises were
held in the Oglethorpe auditorium on
Sunday, June 9 for fifty-six members
of the' class of 1957.
Rev. Fitzhugh Ledgerton, pastor
of the Oglethorpe Presbyterian
Church, gave the baccalaureate serv-
ice at 1 1 a.m. before the seniors, and
their families and friends.
The honorable Joe Foss, serving
his second term as governor of South
Dakota, and a holder of a Congres-
sional Medal of Honor, was introduced
as the commencement speaker by his
good friend. Dr. Donald R. Wilson.
During his address. Governor Foss
told the graduates that the potential
for opportunities facing them has,
"barely been scratched." However he
emphasized that nothing would be
handed them "on a silver platter" and
that application is the better part of
making a success.
R. L. Foreman, chairman of the
education committee of Oglethorpe's
Board of Trustees, presented the hon-
Bob Walters '37 (August Degree)
won the Citizenship Award and the
Faculty Scholarship Award. With
Billy Camp '57, he was co-winner
of the LeConte Society Award.
Others winning honor awards were:
Francine Klein '60, Duchess Club
Award for Freshmen; Tom Dea-
con '60, Boar's Head Award for
Freshmen; Bob Oliver "57 David
Hesse Memorial Award; Lois Weems
'57, Sally Hull Weltner Award for
Additional winners were: Charles
Smith '57 and Lois Weems "57, James
Edward Oglethorpe Awards for Merit,
and Virginia Barrett '59, Benjamin
N. Parker Law Award.
In addition to his degree, Charles
Gipson was presented his commission
in the Marine Corps by Governor
The fifty-six seniors who received
their degrees are:
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
Bonnie Leigh Anderson
Joseph J. Accardi
Lula Frances Creekmore
Nancy Elizabeth Denton
Freida Beatty Duffey
Richard Branton Eason
Samuel Warren Edleman. Jr - -
Martin C. Etheridge
Dorothy Sweet Feldman
Claude F. Ferrell. Jr,
David G. Fisher
Charles Ray Gipson
Marcia Williams Gruss
Peggy Cullars Guillebeau
Carla Gertrude Hancock
David J. Hawkins. Jr.
Robert Austin Hawkins
Mary Johnston Hersman
Marcia Elizabeth Hiatt
Sarah Sims Hopkins
Evelyn Mayfield House
Ellen Marie Kinsey
Gordon Leroy Lyle
James Alexander Magee
James Paul Milton
Joyce Buff Minors
Albert A. Myers
Robert Boyd Oliver
Calton Paul Ragsdale
Frances G. Shedd
William Charles Smith
Phyllis Lohr Smolen
Karen Keith Stephenson
David Patrick Suleiman
Marie Clowe Therrell
Pearl Pittard Todd
Carole Mackool Wood
Vashti Henderson Woodruff
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Billy Powell Camp
Lewis Benedict DeRose
John Luis Dupuy
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Pearl Lyon Conaway
Christine Cooper Jackson
Edith Neely LeDuke
Elizabeth White Long
Annie Stephens Meek
Clara R. Morris
Evelyn McArthur Mozley
J. Wilkins Smith
Dr. Wilson and Gov. Foss dis-
cuss the opportunities and prob-
lems facing the 1957 Oglethorpe
graduates. Branton Eason and
Charles Gipson are in back-
JOSEPH COX LEADS
Mr. Joseph Cox, renowned artist
and teacher at North Carolina State
College, discussed present-day art
with students in Mr. Wendell Brown's
"The Modern Temper"" classes on
May 10. Many faculty members and
their wives took advantage of Mr.
Cox"s entertaining and informative
This event was one of a series un-
der the auspices of the University
Center, an organization composed of
Oglethorpe University and the other
three major collegiate institutions in
Creighton Perry, President
'46 — Bernice Hilliard, Max Ivey; '47
— W. E. Ayers.
'48 — Charles L. Weltner, Joseph G.
Cannon, Florence R. Angevine, J. B.
Burden, Marie Willoughby; "49 — Jack
R. Brooks, Jim Hinson, Mrs. Albert
Villegas, Shirley S. Thompson, Dot
P. Hinson, Grace Albert Jones; "50 —
Vincent Farone, S. M. Hirsch, Rich-
ard R. Waldron; "51— Robert L.
Owen, Dan Uffner.
"52— J. F. Agel, Yula Strickland;
"53— Mrs. D. W. Waddell, Ethelyn M.
Chambliss; "54 — Mary Anne Mehre,
Corry Arensbach, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Specht, Connie Joe Nesbit;
"55 — Nancy Camp, Shirley Myers;
"56 — O. B. Francis, Jr., William A.
Wehunt, Margaret C. Rickman, Mrs.
Louie E. Jones, Monica M. Dupuy;
"57 — Charlie Smith, John L. Dupuy,
The Flying Petrel
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
In all humility, may 1 say in the beginning that 1 have spent more time
on the campus of Oglethorpe during the past two months than in the accumu-
lated past 20 years. 1 am ashamed, and yet no more ashamed than most of
you to whom 1 am writing this letter, for very few of you can claim any better
The sudden realization of this fact was one reason vvliy 1 accepted the
nomination as president of our Alunmi Association for 19^7-58. Tlie other
reason was that during the past few months I have come to believe, through
conversations with our trustees, through direct contact with our president. Dr.
Wilson, and through newspaper accounts dealing with the noteworthy accom-
plishments of our school in both academic and sports circles, that Oglethorpe
is very definitely "on the march" once more.
There can be no question that the Alunmi Association has made tre-
mendous strides in the past few years. Through the help of the university's
public relations secretary, Dan Uffner, who spends a large portion of his time
on alumni activities including editing and publisiiing THH FLYING PETREL,
alumni records are slowly but surely being brought into excellent shape. As
a result, some 3000 alumni are now on addressograph plates and receiving
our quarterly issues of the PETREL. Association memberships are being ac-
tively solicited and membership cards are meticulously issued. Revenues from
alumni dues last year paid completely for the printing and mailing of the
PETREL for the first time in many years.
But we are just scratching the surface ... of this 1 am firmly convinced.
I wish you could have been with me, for instance, when the new Oglethorpe
Athletic Booster Club was organized some weeks ago at a called meeting at
which some fifty old grads were present purely as the result of personal tele-
phone calls, and at which more than $1200 (plus annual dues) was subscribed
on the spot in one of the most enthusiastic meetings I have ever attended.
Be Proud of Your School
Basketball is now well re-established at Oglethorpe and baseball is next
in line. A fine new field house, including gymnasium, locker rooms, showers
and possibly a swimming pool will be a reality before the end of next year.
Some of the finest, permanent-type tennis courts in the south were finished
during the latter part of the season. They will help the Stormy Petrel enter the
victory columns more frequently in tiie coming years. We are in intercollegiate
golf, and giving a fine account of ourselves.
The campus looks better than Fve seen it in 10 years — grass cut and
bare spots seeded, shrubbery pruned, concrete walkways laid, auditorium com-
pletely repainted, windows sparkling clean, students and visitors' lounges well
cared for and in constant use.
Out of a potential present capacity enrollment of 325 students, we iiad 277
for the fall semester and 25 1 for the spring quarter, with some 56 seniors
graduating in June in Arts, Science and Education.
Our students this year represented 13 of the United States, the District
of Columbia, Hawaii and Korea. We are, and have been for some years,
accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
We Have a Right To Hold Up Our Heads And Be Proud of Oglethorpe!
Plans For 1957-58
Your new officers and directors held their first meeting in May, and they
will meet every month throughout the next year. Let me give you a brief sum-
mary of the objectives agreed upon. Some will be accomplished this year, some
in succeeding years:
( 1 ) Organize each senior class into an active, functioning alunmi group
prior to graduation. (The class of 1957 elected an executive secretary and cor-
responding secretary, on June 3, 1957, and is ready to take its place in an
ACTIVE alumni association.)
(2) Organize E"VERY class to facilitate correspondence, attendance at
home-comings and other activities. (Work is now underway to break down the
PETREL mailing list into class groups, and should be completed within the
next six weeks. At that time, members of each class will be contacted and
asked to serve as corresponding secretaries. Alumni stationery and postage
paid envelopes will be furnished to each of those who accept the responsibility.)
(Continued Next Column)
(3) Initiate an "Annual giving"
plan in connection with the payment
of regular alunmi dues. (This is not an
effort to "push" some particular pro-
ject, such as the field house, but one
to encourage every alumnus to con-
tribute SI, SIO, $100 or more per
year, according to their financial
ability, to an open fund whicli can be
used lor maintenance of buildings and
grounds, schoiarsiiips, faculty addi-
tions, needs of the library and labora-
tories and similar non-capital expen-
Oglethorpe at present has an en-
dowment fund which is far short of
what it should be. It is simply a mat-
ter of common sense that a sizeable
annual ct)nlribution from tiie alumni
could very easily provide the equiva-
lent of the income from a 5100,000
or 8200,000 endowment fund.
(4) Develop "Home-Coming" to a
point where it would be a highlight
of the year for hundreds of old^grads.
We have long felt that the reason for
poor attendance was that each alum-
nus felt he had no assurance that
others of his class would be there.
This year there will be a concerted
and months-ahead effort to contact
alumni personally through their own
class' corresponding secretary: to fea-
ture the 5th, lOth. 15th, 2()th, and
25th class reunions; and to personalize
the event by asking alunmi living in
the Atlanta area (some 1200) to" ex-
tend individual invitations to out-of-
town grads to visit them in their homes
over the home-coming weekend.
(5) Develop each succeedini; issue
of THE FLYING PETREL ^o in-
(a) More facts of interest about
current school activities and
plans for the future.
(b) More information about alum-
ni marriages, births, moves,
promotions, jobs, etc.
(c) A regular "clip-out-and-mail"
easy-to-fill-in blank for above
items in each issue of the
What You Can Expect
Here are just some of the high-
lights of things you can expect during
the coming year:
A second home-coming, planned
for early December, in connection
with a semi-annual meeting of the
Athletic Booster Club. It will include
a dinner and meeting in conjunction
with a home basketball game.
A "bang-up" regular home-coming
about the first Saturday in May, 1958,
with an intercollegiate tennis match
and probably an intercollegiate base-
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What's New With YOU?
You are the most important person we know. That is why we want to
know what you are doing, what milestones you have reached in your business,
what honors you have received in your civic and social affairs and news of
Help your friends share, vicariously, in your good fortunes by filling in
the bo.\ below, now. Send it to the Editor, The Flying Petrel, Oglethorpe Uni-
versity, Atlanta, Georgia. (Note: don't be modest. We will keep all sources
of information confidential)
DUCHESS CLUB HAS
The Duchess Club held their first
annual luncheon at Hart's Restaurant
on Homecoming Day. It was deemed
a huge success by the twenty duchesses
After a delicious luncheon, Lois
Weems '57, president, had the girls
introduce themselves and give a brief
account of their activities since leav-
ing Oglethorpe. This they did with
much gusto to the enjoyment of all.
In addition to Mrs. Wendell H.
Brown, 1956-57 Duchess Club ad-
visor, those present were: 1941 —
Gene North Dorsey; 1947 — June
Childs; 1948— Marie WiUoughby;
1949 — Grace Albert Jones; Dot Hin-
son, Shirley Thompson, Betty Rae
Villegas; 1951— Ann Adams Wilt;
1952— Jane Cowart Bloemer; 1953—
Betty Brumbelow O'Quinn; 1955 —
Nancy Camp; 1956 — Ann Perkins,
Monica Mueller Dupuy; 1957 — Carla
Hancock, Frances Shedd, Marianne
Faulk Epstein, Lois Weems; 1958 —
Pat Baker, Peggy Compton, Linda
ED BATOR IN FINLAND
Ed and Martha Bator, '53 and '51
respectively, returned to Atlanta dur-
ing the first week in June to say good-
by to their many friends here prior
to their departure, on June 10, for
Ed, associated with the United
States Information Service, has been
assigned to Helsinki, Finland, for
Joel Kersey Is Named
Vice-President of the
Trust Company of Georgia
Joel B. Kersey '23 has been named
vice-president of the Trust Company
of Georgia as of March 12. Mr. Ker-
sey formerly held the position of
assistant vice-president at the same
bank. The Trust Company has re-
sources of some 190 million dollars
which places it third in Georgia and
150th in the nation.
Mr. Kersey graduated from Ogle-
thorpe as salutatorian of his class and
earned his degree with a major in
Business Administration. He also
completed training at the Graduate
School of Banking, a program spon-
sored by the American Bankers Asso-
He is a member of the National
Association of Bank Auditors and
Comptrollers and the National Office
Mr. Kersey, a batchelor, lives at
677 Somerset Terrace N. E., Apt.
B 1, Atlanta.
approximately one year, where he
will explain American foreign and
economic policies to the people of
Finland. Of course, Jane, three and a
half, and Zachry, two months, will
accompany their parents.
Among his many honors and
achievements at Oglethorpe, Ed was
a member of the Blue Key and Boars
Head honor fraternities, editor of the
Yamacraw in 1952, varsity basketeer
and captain of the tennis team in
Martha, also an active undergrad,
was editor of the Yamacraw in 1951
and a member of the Duchess Club.
On his visit to the campus, Ed
said he was quite impressed with the
new dorm (Goodman Hall), the land-
scaping and the new tennis courts.
However, he left little doubt about
his enthusiasm for his first overseas
' ~ • .- , %^*-?, ' -tig
Fun at Duchess Club luncheon. From left; Gene Dorsey '41; Pat Baker
'58; ;Betty O'Quinn '53; Marie WiUoughby '48; Jane Bloemer '52
Monica Dupuy '56; Ann Perkins '56.
More fun at Duchess Club luncheon. From left; Dot Hinson '49, Nancy
Camp '55, Mrs. Wendell Brown, advisor; Grace Jones '49, Carlo Han-
cock '57, Ann Wilt '51, June Childs '47.
The Flying Petrel
Alumni who attended the Frank
Anderson banquet and OABC organi-
zational meeting are:
Darden Archer G R Mills
Arvel Axelburg Cecil Moon
Bill Ayers Mike Murphy
Don Bloemer Tony Palma
Dr J. Gordon Brackett William C. Perkins
Max '"Red" Ivey
Eugene W. Ivey
H. Fred Kelley
Creighton I Perry
James "Red" Prc.ssley
C. P, "Phil" Scales
D. T. Smith
Dr. L. N. Turk
O- C. Walton
Francis S. Key
Garland Pinholsler and Frank Anderson enjoy one
of Dr. Wilson's anecdotes ai the OABC banquet.
Frank Anderson, Oglethorpe coach and athletic director from 1916 to
1944, was the guest of honor at an alumni banquet on May 22.
Forty alumni heard Coach Anderson relate anecdotes, mostly humorous,
concerning former Petrel teams and players that played during his 28 years at
President Donald R. Wilson gave
a brief talk in which he explained the
importance of a wholesome balance
between the academic and extra-cur-
ricular activities in the college pro-
gram. Also, Dr. Wilson confidently
predicted that the long awaited field-
house would be under construction
and possibly completed by Home-
coming Day 1958.
Garland Pinholster, completing his
first year as athletic director and
coach, outlined the year's improve-
ments in the physical education, in-
tramural and varsity programs. He
added that the complete renovation
of the tennis courts and the obtaining
of additional physical education equip-
ment has enabled him to develop more
inclusive extra-curricula activities.
A business meeting followed, at
which time, the Oglethorpe Athletic
Booster Club was formed to promote
physical education, intramural and
varsity athletic programs.
The first officers of the OABC are:
president, Ed Copeland '36; 1st vice-
president, Steve Schmidt '40; 2nd
vice-president, Cecil Moon '36; and
secretary-treasurer, Jim Hinson '49.
In addition to the officers, the fol-
lowing were elected to the Board of
Directors: Dr. L. N. Turk, Jr. "20;
Muggsy Smith "29 and Dr. John
While observing the tremendous
enthusiasm that emanated from each
of those present. Coach Anderson was
compelled to arise and remark that
"this is my red letter day."
Any alumnus who wishes to join
the OABC can do so by writing
to Mr. James Hinson, 1508 Hopkins
Terrace, N. E., Atlanta, Georgia.
Golf and Tennis, Spring '57
By Bob Oliver "57
Oglethorpe's first golf team in
several years brought home the only
victory captured in the inter-collegiate
sports program for the Spring of 1957.
Coached and captained by Bob
Oliver, senior class president, the
Petrel golfers defeated West Georgia
College, 10-8, in the last match of the
season. Oliver's 37-38—75 sparked
the win over the 18-hole North Ful-
ton Golf Course layout.
Ed Marks of Rome, N. Y., played
the No. 2 position on the golf team,
with Jack Hawkins of Atlanta playing
No. 3 and Bruce Hauck of Chamblee
The Petrel linksmen played a
limited four-match schedule, dropping
two matches to a strong Georgia State
team and losing to West Georgia in
Coach Garland Pinholster's tennis
team played several opponents close
matches but failed to win in eight
outings. The rebuilding of the campus
Ed Copeland '36, first president of the OABC
O.U. Tennis Courts Rebuilt
After the expenditure of more than
S7000, Oglethorpe University finds
itself with three of the finest hard-
surface tennis courts in the country.
The former courts, which were
badly cracked and held water for days
following a rain, were used as a foun-
dation. They were covered with five
separate layers of material that are
exceptionally smooth and are pitched
so water will run off quickly. A ten
foot high, chain-link fence that sur-
rounds the courts, reduces to a mini-
mum time spent foraging for balls
in the adjacent wooded area.
Unfortunately, they were being re-
built during most of the tennis sea-
son. This handicapped our team great-
ly, for the Stormy Petrels were forced
to practice on foreign courts when
possible. Although each game was
hard-fought, this disadvantage showed
itself in the form of a winless season.
As fate would have it, Oglethorpe
was leading its opponent 4-3 in the
last match of the season and the first
to be played on the new courts. Then
it began to rain. Eventually the match
was called off.
This year is finished. Now the
Stormy Petrels are eagerly looking
forward to next year when our three
top-seeded players will return to use
our new courts as an advantage.
courts was not completed until near
the end of the season; this handi-
capped the squad in their practice
Tennis lettermen were: Eddie
Starnes, Harold Buck, Sam Edleman,
Travis Ingram, Jimmy Clower, Tom
Deacon and Jimmy Milton.
THE GEORGIA FOUNDATION
FOR INDEPENDENT COLLEGES
Alumni may have read about the
gifts Oglethorpe University has re-
ceived so far this year through the
Georgia Foundation for Independent
Colleges. Eleven corporations have
contributed almost $l^,000 to Geor-
gia colleges through the Foundation
during the past few months.
Realizing the need for Georgia's
colleges to cooperate in interpreting
their aims to business, foundations,
and friends, the presidents of nine in-
stitutions of higher learning formed
the Georgia Foundation for Inde-
Eight colleges other than Ogle-
thorpe, were organizers of the Foun-
dation: Agnes Scott, Brenau, Emory,
LaGrange? Mercer, Shorter, Tift, and
Wesleyan. Only four-year, accredited,
non-tax supported liberal arts colleges
may join the Foundation. All such
colleges in Georgia are members of
Trustees of the Georgia Foundation
for Independent Colleges include Pres-
ident Wallace M. Alston and W. E.
McNair from Agnes Scott, President
Josiah Crudup and Worth Sharp from
Brenau, President Goodrich C. White
and Bradford Ansley from Emory,
President Waights G. Henry Jr. and
G. M. Simpson from LaGrange, Pres-
ident G. B. Connell and Rabub L.
Brantley from Mercer, President Don-
ald Wilson and George Seward from
Oglethorpe, President George A.
Christenberry and Cecil Lea from
Shorter, President Carey T. Vinzant
and Starr Miller from Tift, and Presi-
dent B. Joseph Martin and Miss Caro-
lyn Churchill from Wesleyan.
The Foundation's administrative
offices have been established in Ma-
con — Room 306 in the Persons Build-
ing. The Foundation does not hold
capital stock and is not organized for
the purpose of financial gain. Contri-
butions to the Foundation are dis-
tributed "60 per cent in equal shares
to the member colleges and 40 per
cent to such colleges in proportion to
the total, regular, full-time under-
graduate enrollment in the colleges of
arts and sciences in respective mem-
ber colleges . . ." Gifts are deductible
for tax purposes.
The Georgia Foundation unites
nine leading colleges and universities
in a federated public relations effort
which extends far beyond each col-
lege's developmental capacity. It aids
better mutual understanding among
the member colleges, and provides an
opportunity for greater cooperation
AN $8,000 CHECK FROM U. S. STEEL FOR GEORGIA'S NON-TAX SUPPORTED COLLEGES is shown being
occepfed on April 10 by Dr. George B. Connell, president of the Georgia Foundation for Independent
Colleges. This and other grants to the Foundation are divided among Georgia's nine non-tax supported,
accredited, four-year liberal arts schools, unless otherwise designated. Left to right ore J. Fred Carson,
official of Macon's First Notional Bank and Trust Co.; Earl W. Mollick, staff assistant at U. S. Steel's Ten-
nessee, Coal, and Iron Division, Birmingham, Ala.; Dr. Connell; Foundation Trustee Carolyn Churchill;
and Foundation Executive Secretary Luther Smith.
among Georgia's leaders in business
and higher education.
It was in response to the need of
business and industry for a joint or
"United Fund" channel for aid to
higher education in the state, that the
colleges federated in October, 1956.
The Georgia Foundation is similar to
associations of colleges in 38 other
The objectives of the Foundations
are 1) to encourage continuing finan-
cial support of higher education from
business and industry, and 2) to in-
terpret the basic philosophies in which
member colleges believe.
These colleges have a relatively
fixed income during an inflationary
period, and economic conditions have
limited new endowment funds. Income
from existing endowment buys less
than formerly. Even the tax policies
of recent years have largely curtailed
gifts from individuals. So higher edu-
cation has turned to business, indus-
try, and foundations — and there they
have found an amazing response to
The following amounts show how
business is contributing to the needs
of colleges and universities through
independent college associations in
the South — foundations like the one
newly established in Georgia.
Foundation Amt. Through
(formed 1952) $817,039
(formed 1952) __._ 490,498
(formed 1954) 355,983
North Carolina Foundation
(formed 1953) 289,197
(formed 1952) 211,200
South Carolina Foundation
(formed 1953) 174,377
This information is taken from the
"Report of State and Regional Asso-
ciations," compiled by the Com-
mission on Colleges and Industry, As-
sociation of American Colleges, Jan.
The President's Message
ball game as special features, and a
strong possibility of being able to hold
ground-breaking ceremonies for the
new field house on the same occasion.
And as a parting word: Get as en-
thusiastic as I and scores of others
are about our alumni association and
our school. Answer letters written to
you. Pay your dues and give a little
bit extra, as you can afford it. Make
plans to attend both home-comings,
winter and spring. Act like you feel —
as I KNOW you feel — that your years
at Oglethorpe were some of the best
of your life!
Creighton I. Perry, "37
The Flying Petrel
W. A. Egerton
Speaker At Employee
Mr. W. A. Egerton was invited to
speak at the annual Employee Rela-
tions Conference in the Dinkier Plaza
Hotel in Atlanta on April 17. Mr.
Egerton's topic was "The Super-
visor's Responsibilities to Manage-
The Conference is sponsored jointly
by the Georgia State Chamber of
Commerce and the Atlanta Chapter,
American Society of Training Direc-
As the title implies, the Conference
is designed to improve employer-
employee relations. It attempts to do
this through the use of several experts,
such as Mr. Egerton, who help fore-
men, supervisors, and top manage-
ment to be aware of and increase
their understanding of the specific
problems with which they are faced.
Further, the experts assist them with
practical solutions to their problems.
THROUGH THE YEARS
Dr. Hodges Receives Grant
Dr. J. Kennedy Hodges, professor
of Chemistry, has received a grant of
$890 from the Division of Chemical
Education of the American Chemical
Dr. Hodses will attend the Fourth
Chemistry Institute for College Chem-
istry Teachers to be held at the Uni-
versity of North Carolina.
The Institute will cover a six weeks
period from June 10 to July 20, and
during this time the fifty educators
from across the nation who will be in
attendance will hear lectures by prom-
inent research chemists from the
world of chemistry.
Otis L. Hathcock "22 has been re-
elected secretary of the American Le-
gion's Forty and Eight Dixie Prome-
nade. Mr. Hathcock, general counsel
witli tlie Georgia Department of
Labor, was re-elected during a three
day convention in Hot Springs. Ark.
The Dixie Promenade comprises nine
Kimsey Stewart '38, formerly a
teacher and coach at Spalding County
High School in Griffin, Ga., has been
named to the Million-Dollar Round
Table, an honor received by insurance
agents who sell at least one million
dollars of insurance in one year. This
recognition is the climax of Kimsey's
first year as an insurance agent. He
is the Atlanta-Griffin district manager
for United American Insurance Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. Turner.
Jr., '44 of Albany, Ga. announced the
birth of a son, Joseph Howard, March
31. Mrs. Turner is the former
Charlie Scarratt "52, presently as-
sociated with an engineering firm in
New York City, has written some
200 songs since he left Oglethorpe.
Until recently he has gained little
from them except experience. How-
ever, his last two, rock n rollers, have
caused some enthusiastic scrambling
among several musical firms for the
publishing and recording rights.
The sones to look for? "I Fell Off
The Cliff" ^and "Hesitatin' ".
The registration desi< is a busy
place during Homecoming Day.
Standing are; Ralph King '39;
Hoyt Farmer '37; Mary Ann
Mehre '54; and Corry Arensbach
'5^. At desk are Meg Young
'59 and Shirley Myers '56.
Dorothy Calder '53 and some of
her art students from Decatur High
School displayed their talents on a
half hour TV program last March.
Dorothy also attended the National
Art Conference in Los Angeles, Cali-
fornia, in May.
Guy Dority '54 attended the Senior
Dance on Friday, June 7, accom-
panied by Connie Nesbit '54.
Guy is now finishing the third year
toward his goal of Ph.D. in chemistry
at Chapel Hill. Although he will
finish his work sooner, Guy will be
in the June, 1959 graduating class.
His special research problem con-
cerns organic fluorine compounds.
Doris McKibhen "55 wed Cecil
Mallon Sanders of Cedartown, Ga.
on June 15. Doris is a member of the
Cedartown High School faculty.
After Mr. Sanders' graduation from
the Medical College of Georgia in
June and a wedding trip, the couple
will reside in Richmond, Va.
Marcia Waters "56 was married to
Huey Lee Alford of Manchester, Ga.,
last August 1 I at Inman Park Meth-
odist Church. Mr. Alford is affiliated
with Penn-Dixie Cement Corp. The
couple are now residing in .Atlanta.
If anyone knows their address, please
forward same to Editor, The Flying
Marilyn Holder '56 married John
D. King '56 last June. John is an en-
sign in the U. S. Navy. The couple
reside at 815 N. Spring St., Pensa-
Bob Hawkins '57 is engaged to
Miss Sue Chester of Atlanta. After
the wedding in late August, the cou-
ple will live in Atlanta where Bob will
Nancy Denton '57 and Donn Sulli-
van '60 were married in Dallas, Ga.,
on Saturday, June 15. Donn, a mem-
ber of the varsity basketball squad,
and his bride will reside in an apart-
ment near Oglethorpe in the fall while
Donn continues his education.
Joseph Accardi '57 will work as a
medical technician at the U. S. Peni-
Mrs. Bonnie Anderson '57 will
teach at Margaret Mitchell Elemen-
tary School, Atlanta in September.
Billv Camp '57 is associated with
the Westinghouse Electric Corp. He
THROUGH THE YEARS
is working on research and engineer-
ing in the Lamp Division located in
Bloomfield, N. J.
Mrs. Pearl Conawaj "57 plans to
teach in the fall.
Frances Creekmore "57 will teach
in the Atlanta School System.
John Dupuy "57 will begin his work
toward an M.D. in Emory Medical
School in September.
Sam Edieman "57 will attend the
General Theological Seminary in New
York City in the fall.
Claude Ferrell "57 will attend grad-
uate school or teach. As yet, he has
not decided which it will be.
Charles GIpson "57 will go on active
duty with the U. S. Marine Corps.
Peggy Guillebeau "57 will continue
her duties as a housewife, but in a
new location — Baltimore, Md.
Caria Hancock "57 plans to write
for awhile, and perhaps go to grad-
uate school sometime in the future.
James T. Briscoe "60 was awarded
the second annual Georgia Pharma-
ceutical Assn's $500 Presidential
Scholarship by Malcolm W. Forte,
GPA president. Jim will enter the
Southern School of Pharmacy this
Marcia Hiatt "57 plans to start
teaching in the Augusta School System
Joe Hilbert "57 will continue his
studies in the Physiology Department
of Stanford University's Graduate
School, in Palo Alto, California.
Gordon Hiles '57 will attend the
School of Theology at the University
of the South Sewanee, Tennessee.
Sarah Hopkins '57 in addition to
being a housewife will also begin a
Evelyn House '57 plans to teach
school in the Atlanta area.
Rhalda Kahn "57 is another grad-
uate who plans to make teaching a
Jim Magee '57 will report for Flight
Training with the U. S. Navy in Pen-
Edward B. McDade '57 will be an
addition to the faculty of the Fulton
County School System.
Mrs. Annie S. Meek '57 will begin
teaching at the Pepperill School, Lin-
Jim Milton '57 will report to the
army in the fall of 1957 for a tour of
duty following his present European
Joyce B. Minors '57 will continue
her studies this fall at the Emory
University Graduate School.
Clara B. Morris '57 will teach the
Seventh Grade in the Mableton Ele-
mentary School, Mapleton, Ga.
Mrs. Evelyn M. Mozley '57 will
be employed by the Fulton County
Schools as the Seventh Grade teacher
at Harris St. School, East Point, Ga.
Charlie Smith '57 will report to
the Navy for three years.
J. Wilkins Smith '57 will be em-
ployed as the Superintendent of the
Coweta County Schools.
John Stanford '57 will join the
staff of the Western Electric Corpora-
Karen K. Stephenson '57 plans to
teach school after the arrival of her
baby in the fall.
Marie C. Therrell '57 will begin
teaching the Fourth Grade in the
Spring St. Elementary School in At-
Mrs. Pearl Pittard Todd '57 will be
another of the June graduates who
will begin teaching in the fall.
Robert S. Walters, Jr., '57 plans
to attend Graduate School at Emory
Lois A. Weems '57 will attend the
Graduate School of Education, Har-
Carole Mackool Wood '57 plans to
make homemaking a full time job.
Vashti H. Woodruff '57 will begin
her career as a teacher in addition to
continuing her present one as house-
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