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Full text of "Flying Petrel, July 1957"

Vol. 14 



July, 1957 



No. 1 




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 
Message." 

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 $84,500 

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 
salaries. 

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 
needs." 

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 
college teachers." 



with a delicious barbecue dinner in 
the cafeteria. Back slapping and table 
hopping were seen often as old friends 
were recognized. 

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; 
(Continued on page 2) 



^he bluing f-^^etrel 

July, 1957 

Published several times yearly by the 
National Alumni Association at Og^le- 
thorpe University, DeKalb County, Ga. 

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 

$1.00 of the annual contribution is paid 

as a year's subscription to the 

Flying Petrel. 



Governor Joe Foss 
Gives Oglethorpe 
Commencement Address 

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- 
or awards. 

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 
Scholarship. 

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 
Foss. 

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 

Edwin Free 

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 

Gordon Hiles 

Sarah Sims Hopkins 

Evelyn Mayfield House 

Rhalda Kahn 

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 
DEGREE 

Billy Powell Camp 
Lewis Benedict DeRose 
John Luis Dupuy 
Joe Hilbert 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 
IN EDUCATION 

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- 
ground. 



JOSEPH COX LEADS 
OGLETHORPE DISCUSSION 

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 
discussion. 

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 
Atlanta. 



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, 
Lew DeRose. 



Page 2 



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 
record. 

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. 

Association Progress 

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- 
ditures.) 

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- 
clude: 

(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 
PETREL. 

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- 

(Continued on page 6) 



July, 1957 



Page 3 



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 
your family. 

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) 



Name_ 



Class_ 



(New) Address. 
News 



DUCHESS CLUB HAS 
GAY LUNCHEON 

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 
in attendance. 

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 
Hoffman. 




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 
Europe. 

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- 
ciation. 

He is a member of the National 
Association of Bank Auditors and 
Comptrollers and the National Office 
Managers Association. 

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 
1952. 

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 
assignment. 




' ~ • .- , %^*-?, ' -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. 



Page 4 



The Flying Petrel 



ANDERSON 
FRANK 

FETED 




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 



Ed Copeland 
Harold Crowe 
Dan Duke 
Elmer Etling 
Curley Fulton 
Elmer George 
Floyd Greer 
Jim Hinson 
Max '"Red" Ivey 
Eugene W. Ivey 
Ben Lorenz 
H. Fred Kelley 
Martin Kelley 
Ralph King 
Wayne Melton 



Creighton I Perry 
James "Red" Prc.ssley 
John Putno 
Tallev Robertson 

C. P, "Phil" Scales 
Steve Schmidt 
George Scott 
Muggsv Smith 

D. T. Smith 
Kimsey Stewart 
Walt Tanner 
Dr. L. N. Turk 
O- C. Walton 
Marion Whaley 
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 
Oglethorpe. 

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 
Brackett '42. 

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 
No. 4. 

The Petrel linksmen played a 
limited four-match schedule, dropping 
two matches to a strong Georgia State 
team and losing to West Georgia in 
Carrollton. 

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 
sessions. 

Tennis lettermen were: Eddie 
Starnes, Harold Buck, Sam Edleman, 
Travis Ingram, Jimmy Clower, Tom 
Deacon and Jimmy Milton. 



July, 1957 



Page 5 



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- 
pendent Colleges. 

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 
the Foundation. 

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 
states. 

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 
their needs. 

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 

1956 
Virginia Foundation 

(formed 1952) $817,039 



Kentucky Foundation 

(formed 1952) __._ 490,498 

Arkansas Foundation 

(formed 1954) 355,983 

North Carolina Foundation 

(formed 1953) 289,197 

Louisiana Foundation 

(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. 
7, 1957. 



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! 

Sincerely, 

Creighton I. Perry, "37 

President 



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The Flying Petrel 



W. A. Egerton 
Speaker At Employee 
Relations Conference 

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- 
ment." 

The Conference is sponsored jointly 
by the Georgia State Chamber of 
Commerce and the Atlanta Chapter, 
American Society of Training Direc- 
tors. 

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 
Society. 

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 
southern states. 

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 
Catherine Gillooley. 

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 
Petrel. 

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- 
cola, Fla. 

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 
teach school. 

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- 
tentiary Hospital. 

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 



July, 1957 



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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 
fall. 

Marcia Hiatt "57 plans to start 
teaching in the Augusta School System 
in September. 



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 
teaching career. 

Evelyn House '57 plans to teach 
school in the Atlanta area. 

Rhalda Kahn "57 is another grad- 
uate who plans to make teaching a 
career. 

Jim Magee '57 will report for Flight 
Training with the U. S. Navy in Pen- 
sacola, Fla. 

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- 
dale, Ga. 

Jim Milton '57 will report to the 
army in the fall of 1957 for a tour of 
duty following his present European 
visit. 

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- 
tion. 

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- 
lanta. 

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 
University. 

Lois A. Weems '57 will attend the 
Graduate School of Education, Har- 
vard University. 

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- 
wife. 



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