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Vol. 42 

Published by National Oglethorpe Alumni Association, fuly, 1959 

No. 1 









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'56-57 Sr-'S8 58 -'59 53-60 

Some Questions Answered 

The above chart needs no embel- 
lishments to show the dramatic in- 
crease in total alumni financial sup- 
port to Oglethorpe during the last 
three years. 

The officers of the National Alumni 
Association and the Booster Club are 
gratified that alumni have seen and 
accepted the need of Oglethorpe for 
their support. 

Some alumni have contributed with- 
out knowing exactly what their gifts 
were doing and others have been re- 
luctant to contribute for the same rea- 
son. As a result, the officers feel the 
alumni should be given answers to 
their recurring questions. 

Typical questions and the answers 
are listed below: 

1. To what funds can I contribute? 

Thranhardt, Schmidt Elected NAAOU, OABC Prexies 

Fun day has become a synonym for Homecoming Day. The 1959 issue 
of the annual event was deemed a big success by the 300 alumni and friends 
who attended. 

Festivities began with the Oglethorpe-Clemson baseball game on Her- 
mance Field. While the Petrels lost 6-2 to the Tigers, who subsequently 
reached the NCAA playoffs, the grads got an inkling of things to come. 
The Birds will have virtually the same team next year plus additional strength 
on the mound and at the plate. 

Coach Frank Anderson was elated with the squad's showing He also dis- 
played his sense of humor as he quipped with many alumni who played for 

him during his 28-year reigr. at Ogle- 

The alumni have three separate 
areas in which they can help: 

a. National Alumni Dues 

b. Forward Oglethorpe Fund 

c. Booster Club 

How do I make out the check? 
All checks or money orders are 
made out to Oglethorpe University 
for tax deduction purposes. A no- 
tation should be made in the lower 
left hand corner to denote the spe- 
cific fund(s) to be credited with 
your gift. 

How is the money used? 
Checks earmarked "Alumni Dues" 
support general alumni activities in- 
cluding The Flying Petrel, Home- 
coming Day. dinner dances and 
other special activities as well as 
serving as an emergency fund for 
student extra-curricular activities 

Forward Oglethorpe Funds are 
placed at the disposal of Dr. Ag- 
new to help the most critical areas 
of the Oglethorpe program. See the 
complete breakdown in another ar- 
ticle in this issue as to how the Fund 
was used last year — its first year. 

Booster Club dues and 
gifts are used to aid the physical 
education, intramural and varsity 
programs. The major emphasis dur- 
ing 1958-59 was in the varsity pro- 
gram in the form of grant-in-aids. 

What are the fiscal years for each 
(continued page 3) 


The Duchess Club served post-game 
coffee in the Great Hall, after which 
annual meetings of the NAAOU and 
the OABC weVe held. 

Dr. Agnew spoke briefly at the 
NAAOU meeting. He outlined the 
added potentialities the fieldhouse 
would give Oglethorpe including ade- 
quate facilities for indoor physical 
education, intramural and varsity ac- 
tivities, a center for revenue producing 
enterprises, and a focal point on cam- 
pus which would aid student recruit- 
ment and fund raising efforts. 

Howard "Nappy" Thranhardt '35 
led the slate of officers nominated by 
the Nominating Committee who were 
elected to office unanimously. Other 
officers are: O. K. Sheffield '53, first 
vice-president; Sam Hirsh, Jr. '50, 
second vice-president; Francis Scott 
Key '38, third vice-president; Tommie 
Carper '37, secretary; and Mary Ash- 
er '43, treasurer. Creighton Perry "37. 
retiring president, is the new chairman 
of the Board of Directors. Other direc- 
tors are Betty Villegas '49, Stephen J. 
Schmidt '40, Amaryllis Barnes '39, 
Laurence D. Cook '50, and Cecil Moon 
(continued page 4) 

July, 1959 

Published seven times o year in July. September Oc- 
tober, January, March, April and May by Oglethorpe 
University, At/onto, Georgia. 

Printed by 
Russell & Wardlaw 

Howard Thranhardt '35 President 

0. K. Sheffield 'S3 1st V. President 

Sam Hirsch, Jr. '50 2nd V. Pres 

Francis Scott Key '38 3rd V. Pres. 

Tommie Carper '37 ...Treasurer 

Mary Asher '43 Secretary 

Daniel L. Uffner, Jr. '51 Editor 

Jane Schoenfeld .... Uumni Secretary 


George A. Murphy '27, president 
of the Irving Trust Company, has been 
elected to the Board of Trustees of 
New York University. The election 
was announced on June 25 by George 
E. Roosevelt, Chairman of the Board. 

Mr. Murphy joined the Irving Trust 
Company in 1931. It is among the 
world's ten largest banks with assets 

„£ n o,o r l., t, v ^ killer' H^vllnrc; Uf .ync 

named a vice president in 1947, a 
senior vice president in 1955, and a 
director in 1956. He became president 
in January 1957. 

A member of the New York State 
Bar Association. Mr. Murphy is a 
graduate of NYU's School of Law. He 
also holds degrees from Oglethorpe 
University and the Harvard Graduate 
School of Business Administration. 

He served with the U. S. Navy from 
1942 to 1946, returning from active 
duty with the rank of lieutenant com- 

Mr. Murphy is a director of the 
Warner-Lambert Pharmaceutical Co., 
The Distillers Co., Ltd., The Colum- 
bia Casualty Co., The Commercial 
Union Fire Insurance Co. of N. Y.. 
and The Better Business Bureau of 
New York City He also is a trustee 
of the Law Center Foundation of 

Mr. Murphy is president of the 
New Canaan Library in New Canaan, 
Conn., where he resides. 

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7050-60 NAAOU LEADERS from left Amaryllis Barnes '39, director; Steve Schmidt '40, 
director ; Betty Villegas '49, director ; Cecil Moon '36, director ; Tommie Carper '37, secre- 
tary ; Francis Scott Key '38, vice-pres. ; Howard "Nappy" Thranhardt '35, president ; Sam 
Hirsch '50, 2nd vice-pres. ; Mary Asher '43, treasurer ; Wm. Perkins '29, Trustee Repre- 
sentative; O. K. Sheffield '53, 1st vice-pres.; Creighton Perry '37, chairman. 


Dr. Agnew and the NAAOU officers wish to thank all alumni who have 
generously contributed to the Forward Oglethorpe Fund during its first year 
m operation. More than $1, 400 was leccivcd, which is an excellent beginning. 

To a great extent, the progress of Oglethorpe is tied to the results of this 
fund. As noted in the report which follows the greatest amount was used to 
supplement faculty salaries, the largest single need at Oglethorpe. 

Report on Expenditure of Forward Oglethorpe Funds 

for 1958-1959 

Total Income $1,446.50 

Grant-ln-Aid for Student Employment $200.00 

(These funds were added to the student employment budget which 
is used to assist some 50 students who are working their way in 
whole or in part through Oglethorpe.) 

Faculty Salary Supplement $400.00 

(Oglethorpe must continue to upgrade its faculty salaries to keep 
its superior teaching staff and to attract additional tap flight 
people. College teachers are in short supply and indications arc 
that the supply zvill become increasingly more critical during the 
coming decade.) 

Student Activity Fund Supplement $300.00 

(.-/ well-rounded extra curricular program is important to the de- 
velopment of well-rounded students.) 
Student Lounge Improvements $119.88 

(77' sets were purchased for Goodman Hall lounge and the 
neivly created lounge in Lowry Hall. Inadequate lighting in 
Goodman Lounge is being corrected.) 

Campaign Expenses $426.62 

(A necessary evil in all fund raising ventures.) 

Total Expenses $1,446.50 

If you approve of the manner in which these funds were used, please 
endorse this program with another generous contribution. To you who have 
already expressed your confidence with a gift, thank you very much. 

The Flying Petrel 


The following is a reprint from the May, 1959 issue of Memo from 
Bonnie DeKalb, ;i news letter published by the DeKalb Office Equipment Co. 
It should be of interest to alumni who own their own businesses or who are in- 
strumental in formulating their companies' fiscal programs. 


In effect, that's the paradox of today's high tax rates. For example, the 
table below shows that a tax saving of SI 00 is the equivalent of over SI. 000 
in sales, in a business which has a 20' ; profit margin. . . . 

The Sales Equivalent of a 
SI 00 Tax Saving 

(Profit margin is on sales before taxes. 
Fiuures are rounded off.) 

At profit 

margin of : 



















$1110 tax 

saving rc|nals 

sales of : 

$ 800 






1 ,490 












By comparison 
$100 cost- 
saving equals 
sales of : 
S 380 

1 .000 

1.1 10 


This emphasizes that a tax dollar saved is worth almost twice as much as 
a cost-saving of one dollar. Again taking a company with 20', profit margin 
before tax, S100 saved by cost-cutting will be the equivalent, net, of around 
S500 in added sales — as against a net equivalent of about SI, 000 if the saving 
is in the form of tax reduction. 

it may be hard to believe, but it's a fact that a company with, say a 
10', profit margin, gains the equivalent of almost $21,000 in new sales by 
saving S 1 ,000 in taxes. 

"And note this: where profit margins are smaller, the "tax lever" means 

greatly amplified savings. For a company whose margin is, say, 4%, a 

SI, 000 tax saving is the equivalent of more than S50.000 in additional 
sales volume! 

"If you'd like to work out what a given tax saving would mean in sales 
equivalent for your company, just fill in this simple formula: 

1. Jot down the tax saving you have in mind S50 . . . S100 . . . SI, 000 

and divide by 48', (assuming the company is in the 52% bracket). 

2. Divide this amount by your percentage profit margin. 

3. The result will show the sales equivalent of tax saving in your case." 

Need we add that company gifts to Oglethorpe, a non-profit organization, 
will save tax dollars? 

July, 1959 

QUESTIONS {continued) 

of the funds? 

All funds have the same fiscal year, 
which begins and ends on Home- 
coming Day. 

5. What is Oglethorpe's greatest as- 

Informed, interested and active 

6. Are there different ways to give? 
Yes. In addition to cash (including 
checks.) other real or personal pro- 
perty can be turned over to any of 
the funds or directly to Oglethorpe. 
Some alumni find it advantageous 
to give stocks or bonds. 

7. Is active itluiuni participation limit- 
ed to graduates? 

No. Records are kept on all per- 
sons who attended Oglethorpe. 
8 Can I give mv annual gift in in- 

Yes. Several alumni mail their gifts 
in three installments as suggested 
in the campaign literature. If you 
prefer, several checks, each post- 
dated in different months, can be 
sent at the same time. The alumnus 
will receive additional credit after 
each check is deposited. Other 
methods which might make it more 
convenient for you would probably 
be equally acceptable. 

9. Is there a limit to how much I can 
give to any fund? 

No. Actually, due to the present 
Federal Income Tax Structure, 
alumni in high tax brackets may 
find it to their advantage to give a 
sizeable sum. However, they should 
keep in mind that whether they give 
to all funds or single out one, they 
are, for tax-deduction purposes, giv- 
ing to one non-profit organization — 
Oglethorpe University. 

10. Can alumni meetings be arranged 
for in my area? 

Very probably, especially in Geor- 
gia and adjacent states. Notify the 
Alumni Office if you are interested 
in having a meeting, and we will 
send out the notices if desired. 

11. Can I get information about Ogle- 
thorpe, especially that concerned 
with the admission of students 
from the Alumni Office? 

Yes. The principal function of the 
Alumni Office is to serve as liason 
between the alumni and the Uni- 
versity. It is suggested that questions 
pertaining to admission to Ogle- 
thorpe be directed to the Director 
of Admissions However, if re- 
quested the Alumni Office will send 
application blanks or catalogs to 

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Though never realized, perfection 
must he continually and aggressively 

The Flying Petrel, your official news 
medium, is far from perfection. In its 
pages each quarter are news stories 
which give you a cross section of Ogle- 
thorpe, past, present and future. 

We would like to include additional 
information that you do not now find 
in The Flying Petrel but which you 
feel would be of general alumni in- 

In addition, the Alumni Office is 
anxious to know how it can be of 
greater service to you. 

Please write the Editor your sug- 
gestions so that both The Flying Pe- 
trel and the Alumni Office can serve 
you better. 

H-DAY (continued) 

'36. Sydney Mobley '59 is the senior 
class representative, and William C. 
Perkins '29, the representative from 
the Oglethorpe Board of Trustees. 

"'I've had the best time of my life 
since two o'clock today," said Coach 
Anderson at the Booster Club Meet- 
ing. He added, "Memories come surg- 
ing in like the tides of the ocean." He 
then iaunched into a short but fast- 
paced series of anecdotes, some new, 
some familiar, as only Coach Frank 

He ended by saying, "Your coach 
. . . has done a magnificent job. Let's 
back him up. I mean let's back him 
up with a check." The crowd gave 
him a standing ovation. 

Steve Schmidt '40 was re-elected 
president of OABC. Others elected 
are: Cecil Moon '36, first vice-presi- 
dent; Dr. Willard T. Hunnicut '33, 
second vice-president; James E. Hen- 
derson, Jr. '52, secretary-treasurer; 
and Billy Carter '59, graduating repre- 
sentative. The new Board of Directors 
is headed by James H Hinson, Jr. '49, 
chairman, and George Kolowich, Jr.. 
'43, vice-chairman. Other members are 
Donald J. Bloemer '53, Dr. J. Gor- 
don Brackett '42, Wendell W. Crowe 
'25, Robert B. Oliver '57, and William 
C. Perkins '29. 

Following the meetings, a delicious 
smorgasbord dinner was served in the 

Campus activities were climaxed by 
the Oglethorpe Player's production of 
"The Lady's Not For Burning," one 
of the finest and most professionally 
done plays presented in recent years. 

Page 4 

Coach Frank and I.ucien "Bird" Hope '2 
remember the good old days. 

After the Clemson game Coach Frank 
Anderson congratulates Coach Pinholster 
on a well-coached team. 

Dr. Agnew receives another installment ($600) from OABC president, Steve Schmidt. 

From left, Bob Oliver ' 
and O. K. Sheffield '53. 

57. Hoyt Farmer '37, "Nappy" Thranhardt '35, Don Bloemer '52. 

The Flying Petrel 


Leaning heavily on the battery. 
Tommy Norwood and Billy Carter, 
the Petrel nine racked up their best 
season in ten years with a 9-3 record. 

Billy Carter, who played catcher 
last year for the first time in his life, 
led the squad in batting; sporting a 
neat .400 average and a .700 slugging 
average. He topped the team in runs 
scored, too, with 17. 

Tommy Norwood, a freshman, pit- 
ched a 7-2 win-loss record this sea- 
son and was runner-up at the plate to 
Carter with a .375 average. Norwood 
also is credited with 12 RBI's, high- 
est for the team. Harold Adair, the 
only non-basketball player on the 
squad, followed closely with a .351 
average and scored 14 runs. Fresh- 
man Jay Rowland with a .320 batting 
average rounds out the four over-. 300 

These four boys crossed the plate 
51 of the 81 runs scored this season. 

Carter, Norwood and Roger Couch 
accounted for all of the homeruns with 
two apiece. 

Joe Sewell, plagued by an infection 
on his hands all season, edged Nor- 
wood in pitching with 2.12 earned 
runs per game. Norwood had a 2.22. 
Sewell won two games and lost none. 

The Petrels ended their season 
standing second in the GIAC, one 
game off the pace. Piedmont, which 
took the championship, was never able 
to play their last game due to weather 
conditions. If they had played and 
lost, Oglethorpe would have tied for 
first, and a play-off would have been 
necessary. But these are things that 
might have been. During the regular 
season, the Birds split with Piedmont. 

One of the losses this year was 
against Clemson's Tigers, the top coll- 
legiate team in the South. The alumni 
saw Oglethorpe lose by a very credit- 
able 6-2 in a game that was close and 
exciting all the way. Roger Couch led 
the Petrel attack with a 375 foot 

Only two men on this year's team 
will not be back for 1 960:' Billy Car- 
ter and first baseman Frankie Lentz. 
As of now, Oglethorpe needs a catch- 

First base will be occupied by 
southpaw Morris Mitchell who smack- 
ed a four-hundred foot homerun this 
year in the Georgia High School All- 
Star game. The mound corps will be 
strengthened by the addition of John- 
July, 1959 


In May I had the pleasure of watch- 
ing Coach Pinholster and the Petrel 
basketball team in several spring prac- 
tice sessions. Now 1 know it wasn't 
luck or an accident that we won 24 
games last year. Every minute of the 
practice session is well organized and 
every ball player works intelligent!) 
with 100 per cent effort. If you could 
see this team, you would be as en- 
thusiastic and proud of it as I am. 

If you can possibly see the Petrels 
play this season don't miss them. 
Last year they had a great team. 1 be- 
lieve this team can possibly be better. 
Don't be a bit surprised if your Petrels 
beat Georgia on December 1 . (You're 
on the spot, Coach.) 

Now, let's get behind this program 
and support it with your interest and 
your dollars. May we remind you to 
keep in mind the three fund raising 
projects: The "Oglethorpe Move" 
(Cherry Transfer and Storage Co., 
MUrrav 8-6660), The "Petrel Pool" 
(Buttril'l Builders, DRake 3-6644) and 
The "Oulethorpe Car" (Beaudry Ford, 
JAckson 2-3296). 

Steve Schmidt 
President, OABC 

Beaudry Ford Joins OABC 

Beaudry Ford in Atlanta has agreed 
to boost the Petrels by contributing 
S25.00 to the OABC for each new or 
late model used car and truck it sells 
as a result of Oglethorpe Alumni 

Beaudry is a reputable Atlanta firm 
in its 43rd year of operation. 

This is another way that you can 
boost the Petrels with no expense to 

Remember the OABC will receive 
credit for an "Oglethorpe Car", "Ogle- 
thorpe Move", and "Petrel Pool" 
whether an alumnus or anyone else 
asks that credit be given. 

Here are the names of the firms 
that we have in our corner: 

Beaudry Ford 

Buttrill Builders 

(Esther Williams pools) 

Cherry Transfer & Storage Co. 

P. S. If you are near Covington, Ga., 
see Wendell Crowe '25, owner of 
Covington Auto Service, for your 
Fords, used cars, and trucks. 

More good old day-, with Pat Stephens '27, Hoyt Farmer '.i/, Coach Anderson 1916-1944. 
Johnny Knox '21, Ralph King '39, and "Lefty" Willis '25 (deceased). 

ny Guthrie, an All-Star game pitcher 
of last year as well as a good batsman. 
Additional help at the plate is ex- 
pected from transfer, John Kuiken. 

Oglethorpe, reknowned for its fine 
baseball teams of the past, seems des- 
tined to enjoy another era of top 
flight baseball. 



More than S200 dollars has been 
turned over to the OABC by Cherry 
Transfer and Storage Co. as a result 
of Oglethorpe moves. 

In addition, approximately eight 
Oglethorpe moves are presently being 

Page 5 



This is the season when the most 
popular part of the campus is Lake 
Phoebe. No matter how old an alum- 
nus you are, you probably remember 
the lake, under one name or another, 
as a part of college life. And the lake 
was there long before you were. Some 
ten years ago, we met a man, probab- 
ly around sixty-five, who had played 
there as a boy and who introduced us 
to his mother, let us not ask how old 
a woman is. She averred that the dam 
had been there when she came to the 
neighborhood seventy-five years be- 
fore. If this is true, Lake Phoebe is 
one of the oldest bodies of water in 
these parts. 

When Oglethorpe moved to this 
campus, the lake, then Silver Lake, 
and the property around it were in the 
hands of the Silver Lake Park Com- 
pany and later of the Lake Forest De- 
velopment Company. In 1936, Wil- 
liam Randolph Hearst bought the 
whole area and presented it to Ogle- 
thorpe, whereupon the name of the 
lake was changed to Phoebe in honor 
of his mother. 

During the years of World War II 
when the campus had fallen on evil 
days, the lake had degenerated into 
a hangout for squatters and other riff- 
raff The beach was mud studded with 
tin cans and broken bottles; broken- 
down shacks were holding together 
here and there; and old, snake-infested 
walkways sagged into the water along 
the shore. A committee of alumni, 
trustees, and faculty was formed in 
the fall of 1944 to clean it up. It was 
done, mainly by alumni, I might say. 
We remember particularly Tom Bar- 
tenfeld '24, who donated time, trucks, 
and other equipment to snake logs and 
debris out of the water. All buildings 
were torn down, the beach cleaned, 
sand brought in, a retaining wall 
made, and a fine bath house (now de- 
stroyed by vandalism) built. For three 
years we let the public in — for a 
price, but since then it has been for 
the exclusive use of Oglethorpe people. 

Perhaps the most interesting episode 
connected with the lake occurred in 
the early twenties. An Oglethorpe 
marksman, who shall be nameless, 
shot the bolts off the drain valve of 
the dam, whereupon the usual hap- 
pened, and the lake disappeared. As 
the level fell, fish collected in the 
remaining water, some enterprising 
students, Frank Sims '22 and Edgar 
Watkins '23, to mention two, trucked 
them out to sell to the fish market. 

Page 6 


Make your plans now to join the 
following alumni who attended Home- 
coming 59 at next year's H-Day fun: 

C'iass of '30 

Sidney Holderness 
Class of '21 

Lucien Hope 
Class of '34 

J H. Hamilton 
Class of '35 

R. Frank McCormack 

"Lefty" Leonard Willis 
Class of '81 

Pat D. Stephens. Sr. 
Class of '38 

Ur George Holloway 

George H. Slappey 

Tom Warters 
Class of '3!l 

R. Beverly Irwin 

Elzabeth Werner Holderness 

William C. Perkins 
Class of '30 

Elizabeth McClung 

Margaret Neuhoff Holloway 
Class of 'SI 

Jack Troy 
Class of '33 

John C. Drewry 

Betty Crandall Drewrv 
Class of '33 

Dr. Willard T. Hunnicut 
Class of '34 

Phil Hiklreth 

Mary Hubner Walker 

Harry Wren 
Class of '35 

Martha Knapp 

Mrs. Enri Patelli 

Howard R. Thranhardt 
Class of '36 

Ed Copeland 

Kathleen Wright Copeland 

H. Cecil Moon 
Class of '37 

Tommie Carper 

J. H. Farmer 

Creighton I. Perry 
Class of '38 

Jeanette B. Moon 

Francis Scott Key 
Class of '39 

Amaryllis Barnes 

George N. Blanos 

Odette Guthrie Blumestaadt 

Ralph King 

Margaret Adkins Richardson 
Class of '40 

Howard Axelberg 

Steve Schmidt 

Margery Moore Turner 
Class of '41 

Marshall Asher 

Phil Scales 

Jeane Scales 
Class of '43 

Betty Waldlron Axelberg 

Jeanne Fuller Schmidt 
Class of '43 

Mary B. Asher 

Rhett P. Sanders 

Edgar M. Vallette 
Class of '44 

Margaret Morris Kelley 
Class of '45 

Tommye Mueller 
Class of '46 

Bernice Hilliard 
Class of '47 

John J. Kelley 
Class of '48 

Florence Richardson Angevine 

William H. Faver 

Charles L. Weltner 
Class of '4il 

Judge E. Harvey Albea 

Robert L. Boggus 

Edward L. Chandler 

Margaret Graham Haug 

Jim Hinson 

Dot Pickens Hinson 

Ray Holley 

Dr. Kent Hovis 

Joyce Rounds Hovis 

Eugene Ivy 

Dr. Stephen May 

Dick Stoller 

Betty Olds Villegas 
Class of '50 

Gordon C. Bynum 

Douglas Cook 

Albert Drake 

Vincent Faraone 

We understand that the venture came 
to grief when the dealers objected to 
the loads being liberally padded with 
inedible carp. 

Marsha Lynn, 10, and Melissa Ann, 6 
daughters of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas (Be- 
atrice Nix '43) Haines. 

Anne Faraone 

Samuel M. Hirsch, Jr. 

Bert Robinson 

Peggy Everett Robinson 

George Scott 

Diane Himmer Scott 

Betty Jane Center Weltner 
Class of '51 

Henry Atchison 

Doug Forbes 

R. W. McEllen 

Daniel L. Uffner, Jr. 
Class of '53 

Jane Cowart Bloemer 

Ira G. Bottoms 

Nancy Chandler 

James Henderson 

Jean Horton Henderson 
Clalss of '53 

i_ onald J. Bloemer 

Betty Brumbelow O'Quinn 

Mrs. Thomas Reilly 

O. K. Sheffield 

Elizabeth Pierce Sturdivant 

Mrs. D. W. Waddell 
Class of '54 

Corry Arensbach 

Mike Murphev 

Ava Hart Sheffield 

Clifton B. Smith 

Elizabeth B. Snead 

Miriam Specht 

Frank Specht 

Julie J. Terry 

Donald E. Zurek 
Class of '55 

Walter W. Turrentine 
Class of '56 

O. B. Francis 

Joseph P. Lee 

Jeannine Murphey 

W. A. Wehunt 
Class of '57 

Bonnie Anderson 

William B. Davis 

Carla Hancock 

Robert B. Oliver 

Eva Mann Pressley 

Nancy Denton Sullivan 
Class of '58 

Patricia Baker 

Frances Bartlett 

Hava Bitan 

Jimmie Clower 

Gene Coker 

Peggy Compton 

Ina Foster 

Lt. John E. Harms 

Bruce Hauck 

Ann Klein 

Janne Lane 

Jack Lane 

Marvin Lawson 

Catherine Leonard 

Alan Moore 

Al Sheppard 

Gene Sparks 

Ernest Stone 

Ila Varelmann 
Class of '59 

Carolyn Morris Webb 

Raymond Webb 

The Flying Petrel 


Alan Moore and Ina Foster at H-Day prior 
to their June 20 nuptial. 



Dr. Walton B. Sinclair "22, Pro- 
fessor of Biochemistry and Chairman 
of the Department of Plant Bioche- 
mistry at the Riverside campus of 
the University of California, received 
the coveted Lemon Men's Club an- 
nual Award of Honor in May. 

The award was given to the Citrus 
Experiment Station scientist for his 
contributions to the California citrus 
industry through research on the bio- 
chemisry of citrus fruits. 

In addition, the club cited: "Pro- 
fessor Sinclair's investigations of pec- 
tic constituents of fruit, carbohydrates 
and organic acids in peel, pulp and 
juice, composition of granulated fruit 
and effects of environment and root 
stock on fruit composition. 

"This research has 'provided inval- 
uable information leading to improve- 
ments in production, handling and 
processing'." the citation noted. 

"He is also an international authori- 
ty on the effects of gaseous fumigants 
on plants with contributions ranging 
from the first fundamental informa- 
tion on the effects of cyanide on cit- 
rus to current investigations of bro- 
mine fumigants in the control of fruit 

Dr. Sinclair is co-author of The 
Lemon Fruit, an authoritative book 
on the composition and physiology of 
the lemon He is currently working 
on books dealing with other varieties 
of citrus. 

July, 1959 

James H. Hamilton "24 is a civil 
engineer with Wiedeman and Single- 
ton, hydraulic engineers. 

Dupree Jordan '26 is in his 12th 
year as Atlanta District Manager of 
the Life Insurance Co. of Georgia. He 
lives at 1160 St. Charles Place, N.E.. 
Atlanta 6, Ga. 

William Leonard "Lefty" Willis '25 
died unexpectedly in May as a result 
of a heart attack. He attended H-Day 
two weeks before the seizure. He lived 
at 1485 Rogers Avenue, S. W., At- 
lanta, Georgia, with his wife. 

F.url Mann '28, President-Owner of 
the Atlanta Crackers AA baseball 
club, celebrated his Silver Anniversary 
with the team on July 9. An hour's 
entertainment preceded the game with 
Chattanooga which the Crackers won 
9-4. They exploded for nine runs in 
the second to give him the best pre- 
sent he could want. 

At a K.D meeting in May, Miss 
Katherine Koonce '29 was named day- 
group president and Mrs. Phiilp (Jeane 
Mulder '41) Scales was elected day- 
group secretary. Mrs. Paul T. (Caro- 
line Bennett '30) Arnold is the new 
night-group treasurer. The meeting 
was held at the home of Mrs. Stephen 
(Jeanne Fuller '42) Schmidt. 

Mrs. Henry Kurt (Madge Lee Chas- 
tain '30) Stoessel will have her name 
mentioned in the new Who's Who of 
American Women. She has written 
and illustrated some 15 successful 
children's books since 1945. In 1930 
Mrs. Stoessel went to New York City 
to continue her art studies. She has 
also exhibited paintings and etchings 
in group shows including the Metro- 
politan Museum of Art. Her daugh- 
ter, Roxana Ellen Stoessel, is a senior 
at Barnard College. 

Miss Sara Lee Hogan '34 is teach- 
ing at Murphy High School in Atlan- 

Larry "Hunk" Slay '39 is athletic 
director at Fort Pierce High School, 
sells insurance with Equitable Life In- 
surance Co. and directs the summer 
recreation program in Fort Pierce. 

Marshal '41 and Mary Asher '43 
will visit his parents in Texas during 
the latter part of July. 

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas (Beatrice Nix 
'43) Haines are living at 5827 Con- 
way Rd., Bethesda, Md. Dr. Haines is 
with the U. S. Public Health Service 
assigned to the Cancer Institute in 

William Faver *48 is in his filth year 
as Principal of the Maple Street Ele- 

mentary School in Clayton County, 

Flmer Ftling '49 is assistant buyer 
in summer furniture at Rich's. 

Ray Hollej '49 is in his tenth year 
at Rich's Department Store. He is in 
the furniture department. 

Married: Roy Speir '50 to Peggy 
Jane Outen of Monroe, N. C on June 
13. Roy is an application engineer 
with Westinghouse in Atlanta. Mrs. 
Speir will teach in the Atlanta School 
System this fall. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. C. W. (Juli- 
anne Hartramph '51) Carver a daugh- 
ter, Ann Agrieola, on March 16. She 
is Julianne's second daughter. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
Reyner '51 a son. William Scott Rey- 
ner, on May 21. William weighed in 
at 6 pounds 3 ounces to join his 1 5 
months old brother. Shay. The Reyners 
live at 4000 Kenilworth Rd., Colum- 
bia, S. C. 

Don MacNeil '51 is head salesman 
with Associated Transport in the area 
around Springfield, Mass. He and 
Mary Louise Watkins MacNeil '51 
have three children: Dora, 6; Beth, 4; 
and Don, Jr.. I, and are expecting at 
least one more in November. They 
live at 44 South Shore Dr., in Sprinu- 

Mrs. William (Betty Watkins '53) 
Kessler lives with her husband and 2 
daughters. Cherrie 2, and Virginia, 8 
months at E. Quaker Rd., Orchard 
Park, N. Y. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Fdd (Betty 
Brumbelow '53) O'Quinn a son, Robert 
Patrick, on February I . He weighed 
8 pounds 10 ounces at birth. Betty 
taught the seventh grade in the Spring 
Street Elementary School, and she will 
return there this fall. 

Born: To Lt. and Mrs. Hermann 
Niemeyer '54 a daughter, Lerona 
Lockwood on May 6. The family lives 
at 7812 Chateau 'Dr., Jacksonville 5, 

Frank Speeht '54 has been an at- 
torney with the NLRB in Atlanta since 
January 1. 

Married: Elizabeth "Liz" Mathieu 
'55 to Louis Frias in Lerma, Mexico, 
June 1. Mr. Frias is a pilot. If any- 
one knows their new address, please 
forward it to the Editor. 

Ralph Dolgoff '54 has been award- 
ed a National Institute of Mental 
Health fellowship to Adelphi College 
where he will attend graduate school 
in social work. 

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Al- 
dridge '55 a daughter, Sandye Joanne 
on March 8. She is the Aldridge's 
first child. 

Died: Mrs. Fay C. Boland '56, third 

grade teacher at Avondale Elemen- 
tary School, on April 30. She had been 
on leave of absence since December. 
She was a member of the Avondale 
Estates First Baptist Church, where 
funeral services were held on May 2. 

Married: Anne Foster '56 to Ken- 
neth La Verne Deane on April 11. Mr 
Dean is an Eastern Airlines pilot. The 
couple will reside in Miami, Fla. If 
anyone knows Anne's new address, 
please send it to the Editor. 

William B. Davis '57 is associated 
with Adair Realty & Loan Co. of 
Atlanta in the Commercial Property 

1st Lt. Charles Gipson '57 is cur- 
rently on a Mediterranian cruise. He 
is an Infantry Platoon Commander 
with the Second Marine Division. 

Pat Baker '58 is working in the 
Hemotology Department at Emory 

Lt. Ted Bayley '58 is a 105 mm 

(iun Commander at LeJune, N. C. 

Married: Ina Foster '58 to Alan 
Moore '58 on June 20. The couple 
will reside in Atlanta where Alan is 
associated with the American Hos- 
pital Supply Co. Ina will teach in the 
Northwoods Elementary School in De- 
Kalb County- 

Lt. John Harms '58 has finished 
Basic School in Quantico, Va. and 
is now Tank Platoon Commander with 
the Third Marine Division in Okina- 
wa. His address is Third Marine Divis- 
ion, FPO, Harrison St., San Francisco, 

Jack Lane *58 will receive his Mas- 
ter's degree from Emory in August. 
He plans to teach history in college or 
high school. Janne Jolley Lane '59 is 
working in the Southern Regional ac- 
counting office of Goodyear Tire and 
Rubber Co. Their first child, Alan is 
five months old. 

Joel Lynch '58 is working for a 
Master of Arts in Teaching degree at 

Ernie Stone '58 is teaching physics 
at Southern Tech. 

lla Varelmann '58 expects to be 
sent to West Germany in the near fu- 
ture by her boss, the U. S. Govern- 

Ronald H. Dickens '59 received his 
B A. degree in Hotel Management at 
the University of Denver in June. 

Shirley Dolgoff '59 is studying in 
the French School at Middlebury Col- 
lege in Middlebury, Vt. 

Joe Green '59 begins work this 
summer, as soon as he gets his clear- 
ance, with Oak Ridge National Labo- 
ratories, a division of Carbide Nu- 
clear Corp. 

Married: Dovie Irene Portwood of 
Atlanta to Frank Holley '59 on June 
20. Frank is associated with the Kro- 
ger Co. If known, please forward their 
new address to the Editor. 

Peter Madson '59 will study at The 
General Theological Seminary in New 
York City in the fall. He will embark 
on a three year program that will 
lead to a Bachelor of Divinity or 
Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree. 

Raymond "Fuzz" Webb '59 has 

been named Assistant General Mana- 
ger of the Georgia, Alabama and East- 
ern Tennessee district of the Grolier 
Society, Inc., publishers of the En- 
cyclopedia Americana, Book of Know- 
ledge and several other source publica- 

Carolyn Morris Webb '59 is work- 
ing in electron microscopy at Emory 

Donald R. and Sue Snead Hadden 
'60-61 are now living at 1687 Mon- 
roe Dr., N. E., Apt. E-7, Atlanta 9, 
Ga Sue is working in the order de- 

nirtryio^* r.f &*»<:*•£. T7;i-~- Gs»r- ...U:i 

Don enters his last year at the South- 
ern School of Pharmacy. 

Married: Carol Campbell '61 to 

James Daniel Reed on March 22. Mr. 
Reed received his degree from Geor- 
gia Tech in June. The couple is now 
at Apt. 95-C, Elizabeth Rd., Hamp- 
ton, Va. 



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