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Vol. 44 

Published by National Oglethorpe Alumni Association, July, 1961 

No. 1 




L. F. Montgomery, chairman of tiie 
Board of Directors of the Atlanta Coca 
Cola Bottling Co., presented Ogle- 
thorpe University with a memorial gift 
of 515,000 in July. It is in memory of 
his wife, Jeannette Lowndes. The gift 
was designated for payment of the field 
house bleachers which were installed 
last year. 

Steve Schmidt '40, who had discuss- 
ed this project at length with Mr. 
Montgomery, received the gift on be- 
half of Oglethorpe. 

Mr. Montgomery is a former mem- 
ber of Oglethorpe's Board of Trus- 
tees — a post he held for several years 
during the late forties. He was a trustee 
when several groups of distinguished 
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Glamorous Capital City Country 
Club has been selected for the Fifth 
Annual Alumni Dinner-Dance, an- 
nounced Francis Key '38, Dinner- 
Dance Committee chairman. The club 
is located on Brookhaven Drive nera 

Saturday, October 14 is tiie date, the 
same da\ the Duke — Georgia Tech 
football game will be played in Atlanta. 

Doors will open at 7 p.m. for a 
social hour, followed by dinner at 8 
p.m. and dancing from 9 to 12. A five 
or six piece orchestra will provide 
music to dance or chat by. 

Tickets are S6.00 per person which 
include dinner, tax, tip and dancing. 

In addition to Mr. Key, Mary Walk- 
er '34, Wayne Traer '28 and Harry 

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Anything for Alumni — The sun rose brightly on Alumni Day, but torrential rains during the 
four previous days left the baseball diamond somewhat damp. Quick thinking Coach Pinholster 
ordered the pictured helicopter. It hovered over the infield for forty-five minutes and dried it 
out sufficiently so that the Petrels could play a double-header with the Citadel. 

Howard G. Axelberg "40 was elect- 
ed unanimously president of the Na- 
tional Alumni Assn. Mr. Axelberg, vice 
president of Atlanta based advertising 
firm Filler, Neal, Battle & Lindsey, 
provided strong leadership last year as 
chairman of the Forward Oglethorpe 

Mr. Axelberu is supported by Sam 
Hirsch '50, Phil Hildreth '34 and 
Elmer George '40 in their capacities 
of first, second and third vice presi- 
dents, respectively Betty Villepas '4Q 
returned to the Board, "after a years 
absence, as secretary. Martin Sterling 
"36 succeeded himself as treasurer. 

O. K. Sheffield, immediate past 
president, assumed the chairmanship of 
the Board. The expanded Board of 
Directors include Joseph R. Murphy, 
'20, Wayne S. Traer '28, Mrs. Mary 
Walker "34, Harry P. Wren "34, Mrs. 
Tommie Carper "37. Francis Key "38, 
Mrs. Mary Asher "43, Louis Wuichet 
"59, and 1961-62 president of the 
Oglethorpe student body, Russell 
Eisenman "62. 

Weather-wise, Alumni Day 1961 
was ideal. The sun rose bright on a 
nearly cloudless sky. A slight breeze 
wafted over the campus throughout the 
day, and before dusk, a delicious cool- 
ness settled on the smorgasbord area. 

People-wise it was better. Hundreds 
of alumni visited the campus, and class 
representation was better balanced than 
on any Alumni Day in recent years. 
For example, five members of the 
class of "20 were present. 

Since, Alumni Day, your officers 
and directors have met twice in month- 
ly meetings. The organization of the 
years activities have been completed 
and many arrangements are underway. 

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^Iic ^luina J etrel 
July, 1961 

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

Printed by 
Russell & VVardlaw 


Howard Axelberg "40 President 

Samuel M. Hirsch '50 _ 1st V. President 
Philip Hildreth '34 _ 2nd V. President 
W. Elmer George '40 . __ 3rd V. President 

Mrs. Betty Villegas '49 „_ Secretary 

Martin Sterling '36 . .. Treasurer 


O. K. Sheffield '53 Chairman 

Joseph R. Murphy '20 
Wayne S. Traer '28 
Mrs. Mary Walker '34 
Harry P. Wren '34 
Mrs. Tommie Carper '37 
Francis S. Key '38 
Mrs. Mary Asher '43 
Louis Wuichet '59 


There's a thing called pride. Witii- 
out it a person doesn't amount to much. 
Pride in family, pride in job, pride in 
possession, pride in accomplishment is 
the thing that makes life worth living. 
Pride is what makes us all a little better 
than we think we can be. And pride is 
what makes a school great. 

1 wish you could see the pride the 
students have for Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity. They are proud of their athletic 
teams, and that pride has made the 
teams better than they are, because the 
players feel it, too. They are proud of 
their campus and the campus 
warrants pride. They keep it 
far prettier than when you and I were 
in school. They are proud of the 
faculty, and that's understandable be- 
cause Oglethorpe has one of the finest 
faculties of any school in the country. 
And the students are proud of their 
school because Oglethorpe University 

of today is a bustling, growing, proud 

I wonder if you realize just how big 
a part the alumni — you — have played 
in helping to establish this pride that 
is so evident at Oglethorpe. You have 
a far greater part than you think. Your 
contributions — monetary and other- 
wise — have been wonderful. 

And, speaking of pride, when the 
Forward Oglethorpe Fund goal was set 
for last year (which, incidentally, was 
three and a half times more than the 
preceding year) the trustees said the 
alumni wouldn't do it. We said you 
would, and you sure made those of us 
who work actively with the Alumni 
Association proud. And like I said, a 
job isn't worth doing unless you have 

Howard G. Axelberg, President 
National Alumni Association 

Alumni Assn otficers and directors for 1961-62. From left, Lou Wuichet '59, director; Mary 
Asher '43, director; Mary Walker '34, director; Harry Wren '34. director; Betty Villegas '49, 
secretary; Sam Hirsch '50. first vice president; Howard Axelberg '40, president; Francis Key '38, 
director; Phil Hildreth '34, second vice president; Joseph Murphy '20, director; and Martin 
Sterling '36, treasurer. 


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educators studied Oglethorpe's cur- 
riculum. At the time, it was unique. 
According to Mr. Montgomery, it 
evoked the consensus comment, "There 
is no finer college anywhere in the 
United States than Oglethorpe". 

Active in many major Atlanta civic 
projects, Mr. Montgomery is perhaps 
most proud of his part in setting up 
the first pathological laboratory at 
Henry Grady Hospital. 

When visiting the field house, 
alumni will see the bronze plaque, 
mounted on the front, which acknow- 
ledges his generous and thoughtful 
memorial iiift. 


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Annual Alumni Association events 
will continue, but new twists are being 
planned. The first of these will be the 
fifth Alumni Dinner-Dance in October. 
See details in another article in this 

Your officers and directors are serv- 
ing you in their positions. If you have 
ideas which will improve alumni ac- 
tivities or which would benefit Ogle- 
thorpe, if you feel that the Associa- 
tion or Oglethorpe could provide 
alumni with services not now offered, 
please contact the Alumni Office or 
one of your representatives. 

"Muggsy" Smith '28 Seeks 
Atlanta Mayorality 

M. M. "Muggsy" Smith '28, now 
serving his eighth two-year term as a 
member of the House of Representa- 
tives from Fulton County, has an- 
nounced his candidacy for Mayor of 
Atlanta, His first test, and the impor- 
tant one, will take place in the Sep- 
tember 13 primary. Winner of the 
primary is virtually assured of the 

Representative Smith's platform in- 
cludes a new Atlanta auditorium, stad- 
ium, rapid transit, urban renewal, 
slum clearance, completion of the Ex- 
pressway, a larger voice for Atlanta in 
State government, reapportionment of 
the State Legislature to give urban 
counties more strength, tax relief, and 
direct grants from the State to cities 
from taxes on gasoline, cigarets and 
the sales tax. 

Mr. Smith lettered in football, bas- 
ketball, baseball and tennis at Ogle- 
thorpe, After leaving Oglethorpe, he 
spent nine years with General Motors, 
He then founded the highly successful 
Muggsy Smith Agency of the Travelers 
Insurance Co., which he has owned 
and operated for 23 years, 


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Wren '34 are planing a delightful even- 
ing for you. Circle Saturday, October 
14 for a night you will long remember. 

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The Flying Petrel 

The Development Corner 

By Norman B. 1 homson 
Director of Development 

The pressing need for operating casli 
in most universities and colleges has 
influenced them to adopt crash pro- 
grams for immediate dollars. In doing 
so, they have lost sight of long-range 
needs and objectives. 

Oglethorpe, through the years, has 
constantly felt the press of immediate 
dollars and overlooked the significance 
of stimulating the very area which, 
historically, has made institutions 
financially strong. 

Studies in money sources for col- 
leges show that 80'; of the assets of 
such institutions have come from de- 
ferred gifts such as bequests under wills 
and living trusts. If, during the past 
twenty years, Oglethorpe had been ac- 
tively seeking wills and trusts, the as- 
sets of our Alma Mater today would 
have been multiplied many times. 

At the first meeting of the Develop- 
ment Committee held this Spring. Mr. 
Richard Loughborough. Trust Officer 
of the Fulton National Bank in At- 
lanta, stated that he was aware of 
S3,(KK),0()0 ear-marked for Oglethorpe 
in the Trust Department of his bank. 

Last week a trust officer of the Na- 
tional Bank of Atlanta reported that 
one of the wills recently filed with his 
bank included a gift to Oglethorpe of 
several hundred thousand dollars. 
Several of our alumni in responsible 
positions as attorneys, certified public 
accountants and bankers mention the 
privilege of tax-saving gifts to Ogle- 
thorpe when discussing carefully inte- 
grated, modern estate plans with their 

The income from endowment in- 
vestments makes possible a top-flight 
faculty. It provides fully-equipped 
facilities for study and research for 
carefully selected students. Alumni and 
friends of Oglethorpe, who are active 
in stimulating such gifts, are rendering 
a service of manificent proportion to 
the University. 

The Development Office will be glad 
to work with prospective donors whose 
estates are in excess of S5U.()()0. We 
will indicate definite areas in Ogle- 
thorpe's future where gifts will serve a 
three-fold purpose; I ) present the do- 
nor with an estate plan in which he 
can have more spendable income dur- 
ing his life, 2 1 enable him to provide 
for greater financial protection for his 
family, and 3) provide for an eventual 
memorial gift to Oglethorpe. 


"It's the biggest summer school en- 
rollment that I can remember," said 
Mrs. Marjorie MacConnell. Ogle- 
thorpe's registrar. 

Mrs. MacConnell. ten scars in her 
present position, was referriiig to the 
552 warm-weather students wlio flock- 
ed to Oglethorpe this summer. They 
included regular Oglethorpe students, 
transient students, in-service teachers 
and high school students taking re- 
fresher courses in English and math. 

The preference for an Oglethorpe 
education is increasing. This fall, en- 
rollment is expected to top 400, up 
from 361 last year. Classroom and 
library space is at a premium, and 
apartments adjacent to the campus 
have been rented to add room for 
women who wish to live at college. 

A women's residence hall is urgently 
needed. It is hoped that a new one will 
be available for use in the fall of 1462. 

Harrison Jonss, lor- 
mer chairman of the 
board of the Coca Cola 
Company and host of 
Oqlethorpe University's 
first devalopment com- 
mittee dinner meeting, 
chats with Dr. Agnew 
and James Sibley, Ogle- 
thorpe trustee. Mr. 
Jones has been a prime 
mover of many out- 
standing civic improve- 
ments in Atlanta during 
this century. At the 
meeting he indicated a 
renewed interest in 
Oglethorpe's move to- 
v/ard greatness. 


A growing Oglethorpe requires an 
increase in faculty and staff. As Fhe 
Flying Petrel goes to press, five faculty 
members and one staff officer have 
been added for the l'-)61-62 year. 

Of the five teachers, three are full 
lime including Dr. Robert J. Boxer. 
Assistant Professor of Chemistry. 
Thomas W. Chandler, Jr., Librarian 
and Assistant Professor, and Mrs. 
Elaine G. Dancey. Instructor of 

Ralph L. Carnes, philosophy, and 
Grady L. Randolph. histor\. will serve 
as visiting teachers. 

Stanley F. Pitcher, retired vice presi- 
dent of the Railway Express Agency, 
assumed the office of Business Man- 
ager in July. 

Still sought are faculty members in 
the areas of economics and education. 

Taking leadership 
roles in Oglethorpe's 
exciting development 
program are E. "Red" 
Dorough, Mark B. 
"Banty" Eubanks '30, 
and trustee Arthur 
Howell, Jr. 

July, 1961 

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At the present writing, the Admis- 
sions Office is working overtime to 
handle applications, place worthy pros- 
pects, say "no' in a gentle voice, and — 

Oglethorpe has been hit, along 
with'other colleges, by the Baby Boom. 
Rumor has it that the starting number 
will be better than four hundred. If this 
is so, the finishing number will be con- 
siderably less taking into account 
those who will be trampled to death 
in the halls. The dormitories are full; 
girls who had to have space have been 
turned down for some months. 

Time was when no such problems 
beset us. At our arrival in 1944, of the 
seven buildings now on the campus, 
three did not exist, and, during that 
year, we occupied only two of the 
others, the present Hearst and Lupton 
Halls. Lupton then, as now housed the 
administration offices and the library. 
The second floor had classrooms; the 
third was empty, Hearst, then called 
the Administration Building, had its 
name changed to Arts, because we set 
up a gallery on the first floor. Actually 
there were more chemistry labs there, 
unused, than anything else. The second 
and third floors were our dormitories 
— four boys and a house mother on 
the second and four girls with some 
bats and a stray owl on the third. 
Lowry was unoccupied, and Faith was 
a shambles from a recent fire. 

School started with thirty-five stu- 
dents, at least they said they were stu- 
dents, but ten changed their minds by 
Christmas, leaving perhaps (and we 
hope) the all-time low of twenty five 
to sit under eight faculty members. 

The next year there were fifty, most 
of whom stayed on. And the third year, 
when enrollment approached a hun- 
dred, we remember a complaint from 
Joe Brown '49, "The place is just get- 
ting too large. It's lost that cozy family 
quality it used to have." 

And it continued to. Back came the 
G.I.'s. A temporary barracks was 
moved from old Fort Lawson to make 
boys' dormitory space along with the 
third floor of Lupton and the second 
and third floors of Lowry. The girls 
occupied all of Arts above the first 
floor. A temporary chemistry building 
was donated by the government. The 
enrollment climbed above two hundred 
and approached the peak we desired, 
285, all we could reasonably handle. 

Reprssentatives ol lop classes receive placques from Howard Axelberg, chairman Forward 
Oglelhrope Fund, 1960-61. From left. Class of '20 Robert Nicholes, "largest percentage oi con- 
tributing members"; Class of '40 Stephen Schmidt, "largest number of contiibjting members"; 
and Class of '37 Mrs. A. Martin Sterling, "leadership in support." 


On April 11, Hoyt D. Edge '27. 
president of the C & S National Bank 
of Albany, introduced President Agnew 
at the first Albany area alumni meet- 
ing in several years. 

Hugh Mitchell '52 served as ar- 
rangements chairman for the dinner 
meeting. Eighteen persons attended the 
event which was held at the James 
Rivers Motel. 

Dr. Agnew gave an informal "State 
of the College" report including ac- 
complishments of Oglethorpe in re- 
cent years and plans for the future. 
More meetings of this kind are being 
planned for the coming year. 

In attendance were Mr. & Mrs. 
Edge, Coach Frank Anderson, Frank 
Anderson, Jr. '32, Wm. J. Boswell '20, 
Garnett E. Butt '34, John W. Crouch 
'29, Miss Bertha Faircloth '40, Dr. & 
Mrs. F. Dempsey (Peggy CuUars '57) 
Guillebeau, Mrs. T. C. Lackland, Jr. 
'60, Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell, Ben I. Simp- 
son, Jr. "31, Dan Uffner "51, and Holt 
E. Walton '27. 

But things slackened off; we were back 
under two hundred during much of the 

Then slowly, three years ago, the 
war babies started. They are still com- 
ing. And there are even more post- 
war babies than there are war babies. 
Yes, Joe, if these are its children, Ogle- 
thorpe is getting to be a sizable family. 

Marianne Dooner '52 to Wm. Slo- 
cum Howland in Coconut Grove, Fla. 
on Dec. 29. Mr. Howland is Director 
of Public Information and Asst. to 
President at the University of Miami. 
He is former Atlanta Bureau Chief of 
Time and Life magazines. 

Katherine Reid '61 to Ernest Stone 
'58 on June 10. Ernie, currently doing 
graduate work at the University of 
Georgia, hopes to earn his M.A. degree 
in Physics next year and a Ph.D de- 
gree the following year. Mrs. Stone 
plans to take graduate work in English 
at Georgia in the fall. The couple is 
living at Oak Grove Trailer Park, 157 
Grove Street, Athens, Georgia. 

Sara Sylvia Cape to Harold T. 
"Scooter" Buck '59 in Norcoss, Ga. on 
Feb. 24. 

Barbara Ann Ramsden '60 to James 
Tilden Sheppard at Holy Trinity 
Episcopal Church in Decatur in June. 
Barbara Marsh '60 kept the bride's 

Jeanette "Jeannie" Seward '63 to 
Thomas E. Deacon '60 on August 6, 
1960 at the Peachtree Road Methodist 
Church in Atlanta. The couple is living 
at 306 Virginia Rd., Oakridge, Tenn. 
Tom is a Biologist at Oakridge Na- 
tional Laboratories and Mrs. Deacon 
is a housewife. 

Margaret Ellen Mullendore '63 to 

Ronald Stevenson Cantrell at the Au- 
dubon Forest Methodist Church in 
Atlanta in June. 

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The Flying Petrel 


The 1461 edition of the Storms Pe- 
trel baseball team posted one of the 
best won-lost records in Oglethorpe's 
history with a 14-3 chart. The effort 
was good enough to give the Petrels 
the NAIA 25th district championsiiip. 
a duplication of the basketball team's 

While a solid team performance was 
evident throughout most of the year, 
Tom Norwood was the stickout per- 
former. Norwood played in every game 
as pitcher or short stop or both. He led 
the hurlers with six wins and one loss, 
and socked a fabulous .491 with the 
stick. Fast, and somewhat erratic, Nor- 
wood struck out 56 batters while walk- 
ing 50. He set the team pace in runs 
(26) and hits (32) and came in second 
in doubles (5), home runs (6| and 
stolen bases (9). 

He has had many offers to play 
professional ball since his high school 
days, but Tom has wisely decided to 
complete his college education first. 
He will be a senior next year. After 
graduation, he may decide to give pro 
ball a flang. 

Bobby Dalgleish. southpaw pitcher 
and center fielder, won 5 games and 
lost two. He followed Norwood in bat- 
ting with .394. including 24 runs. 26 
hits, seven doubles, one triple and one 
homer. He also led in stolen bases with 
10. The Petrel pitcher-batter combina- 
tion seems to be contagious and pro- 

Morris Mitchell was the clean-up 
batter. "Motor", a 6'6" left-handed 
first baseman, slammed nine home runs 
and three doubles to push in 29 runs. 
He collected 24 hits in 61 at bats for 
a .393 average. Other .300 or better 
batsmen were Wayne Dobbs (.333), 
Ken Borden (.333) and Buddy Good- 
win (.300). 

While no one expects a team to win 
them all ,the boys were understandably 
disappointed in losing the games they 
did, when they did. After taking twelve 
straight, they suffered a double loss 
before the old grads on Alumni Day. 
The Citadel took the double-header 
14-2 and 7-0. And on May 26. as host 
team of the 7th Area NAIA playoffs, 
Oglethorpe fell 5-0 to a stout Carson- 
Newman squad. 

Coach Garland Pinholster has man- 
aged to take an inept intercollegiate 
program and turn it into one of nation- 
al reputation in five short years. While 
he is the man at the trigger, he would 
be the first to admit that alumni sup- 
port, through the Booster Club, provid- 


An unprecedented vote of confidence uas given Steve Schmidt "40 when 

he was elected on Alumni Day to a fomlh term as president of the Oglethorpe 

Athletic Booster Club. 

Under Mr. Schmidt's leadership, the OABC has achieved dramatic grtnvth. 

During his presidency there has been a significant increase m the number of 

supporters for Ot:lethorpe's athletic program, and gifts have grown from S3. 100 

to S9.()0() in 1960-61. 

Mr. Schmidt is president and owner of Dixie Seal and Stamp Co. in Allanla. 

the South's largest maker of marking devices. 

Election of t)fficers and the business 

meeting took place in the field house 
folhnving a barbeque luncheon. I he 
luncheon, compliments of the OABC, 
was enjoyed by over a hundred alumni. 
Mr. Schmidt will be assisted by An- 
sel Paulk '39, executive \icc president, 
and vice presidents O. K. Sheilield '53, 
Dr. Bill Woodford, and Pal Stephens, 
,lr. '59. Mike Murphey '54 is treasurer. 
Bob Boggus '49 secretary, and Wayne 
Dobbs '61 and Roger Couch '61 are 
graduate representatives. 

Vhc Board of Directors include 1 om 
Bartenleld '24, Wendell Crowe '25, 
Cicorue Kolowich '43, Dr. Gordon 
Brackett '42. Mack Rikard '37. Harl 
Mann "28. Dr. Harry L_ast '31. Howard 
Thranhardt '35. and Georuc Luther 

A special committee called "Boos- 
ters Unlimited" was created to form 
local Oglethorpe Booster Clubs 
throughout Georgia. Bob Oliver '57 is 
chairman. Also on tins promotion com- 
mittee are Jim Hinson "49, Cecil Moon 
'36, Bob Owen '51 and "Mac" Hen- 
derson '52. Target areas for this year 
include Covington, Rome, Cartersville. 
Savannah. Augusta and Columbus. 

If you want a Booster Club unit in 
your area, contact Bob Oliver, c o 
Coach Garland Pinholster at Ogle- 
thorpe. He will be glad to help you 
with its organization. 

Coach Frank Anderson gives one of his 
stirring "light" talks, splashed Ireely with 
humorous anecdotes, during the Booster Club 

ed the gun. Keep the Petrels well-arm- 
ed by responding with a check the next 
time you are asked to "give" by the 
Booster Club. 

N2wly elected Booster Club ofiicers and directoi-s available for picture taking are Wendell 
Crowe '25. director; Dr. Bill Woodiord, vice president: Steve Schmidt '40, president; Luther 
George '32, director: Bob Boggus '49, secretary; Ansel Paulk '39, executive vice president; and 
O, K. Sheffield '53, vice president. 

July, 1961 

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Oglethorpe Universit\ is the iinl\ 
college in the southeast that has a 
special program 
to prepare men 
and women for 
professional po- 
sitions with youth 
-serving agencies. 
It is important 
that this fact be 
more widely 

The American 
Humanics Found- 
ation endowed a Chair of Humanics at 
Oglethorpe in 1955. [Mr. Crow has 
tilled the Chair since its inception. — 
Ed.] •"Humanics" is a coined word 
meaning human relations with an ac- 
cent on youth. 

Oglethorpe is one of three colleges 
in the nation with this program. The 
other two are located at Salem Col- 
lege, Salem. W. Virginia and Missouri 
Valley College. Marshall. Mo. Gradu- 
ates are already working in half of the 
states in this country and in several 
overseas locations. 

Organizations which utilize profes- 
sionaF vouth leaders include the 
YMCA," YWCA. Boy Scouts. Girl 
Scouts. Campfire Girls'. YMHA, YW- 
HA. 4-H Clubs, church youth pro- 
grams. Junior Achievement. Red 
Cross. Red Shield, juvenile courts and 
many other similar groups. 

There is a great need for properly 
trained professionals in group work. In 
order to attract qualified applicants, 
salaries have been improved to a re- 
spectable level. 

At Oglethorpe, the suggested courses 
for students concentrating in Humanics 
follow a general liberal arts program 
plus specialized subjects. In addition 
to the famous Oglethorpe Common 
Core and nearly two >ears of psy- 
chology and one year of sociology, 
students study business and home math- 
ematics, public relations, financing, 
public speaking, theory and practice of 
group work, institutional relations, 
group dynamics, field of social work, 
case work methods and counseling, 
community organization, intergroup 
and race relations, field surveys and 
statistics, administration and super- 
vision of social agencies, and a semi- 
nar-practicum in the chosen agency. 

To alumni and friends of Ogle- 
thorpe, this program means that your 
Universitv is the training center for 


Altanta's distinguish- 
ed mayor, William B. 
Hartsfieid, stands pa- 
iently while his hood is 
adjusted by Wendell 
H. Brown, faculty mem- 
ber. Mayor Hartsfieid 
Twas awarded an Ogle- 
thorpe University hon- 
orary doctor of laws de- 
gree during the June 
commencement exercis- 
es. Dr. Agnew stands 
ready to make the pre- 

youth-serving professionals for a large 
area of the nation. Also, when agencies 
have need for trained people, they have 
a ready source of supply. 

Alumni can assist this worthy pro- 
gram in two ways. First, to superior 
students showing an interest in social 
service, suggestions can be made to 
investigate Ogelthorpe's Human- 
ics program. Second. indi\'iduals or 
groups of alumni may wish to sponsor 
a qualified student, interested in this 
program, who would not otherwise be 
able to finance college. The Founda- 
tion can provide limited assistance in 
the form of loans and part-time jobs. 

The Humanics program provides 
additional features to enrich its special 
t>pe of training. Students attend three- 
day retreats in the spring and fall, and 
they meet outstanding youth leaders of 
many areas during the semi-monthly 

As Oglethorpe enters this era of 
growth and development, the Human- 
ics program should prove to be one of 
its strongest features. 

C/«jj Of 82 

To Mr. & Mrs. Frank Dempsey 
(Peggy Cullars '57) Guillebeau a son, 
David Cullars, in Albany, Georgia on 
January 26. He weighed six pounds. 

To Mr. & Mrs. Ed (Margaret Black- 
man "58) Walker a daughter, Margaret 
Anne on June 1 6th in Baltimore. 
Maryland. She ^Aeighed 6 pounds, 14 
ounces and had "an abundance of 
black hair.'" This is the couple's second 
child. Their address is: 1236 Winston 
Ave., Baltimore 22, Maryland. 

To Mr. & Mrs. Charles O. Jackson 
*60 a daughter, Tracy Beanna, on July 
30 at Georgia Baptist Hospital in At- 
lanta. She weighed seven pounds, seven 

To Mr. & Mrs. Glenn A. Gibson '62 
a son, Glenn Alan on August 13. 
Glenn is office manager at Charles L. 
Burks & Company, a firm which deals 
in industrial raw materials. The family 
moved into a new home recently at 
2213 Hollywood Drive, Forest Park, 

Old Friends pause 
for pose after annual 
Alumni Assn meeting. 
From left Sidney Hold- 
erness '20, Joseph 
Murphy '20. Miss Nellie 
fane Gaertner '34, 
Coach Frank Anderson. 
George Bellinger '22 
and Robert Nicholas 

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The Flying Petrel 


f ^i^•^ 

Marion A. Gacrtncr '20 on May 12. 
Mr. Gaertner is reported to have been 
the first graduate of Oglethorpe wlm 
took all of his undergraduate work at 
the college after its refounding. He was 
the son of Dr. Herman J. Gacrtncr. 
co-founder and former professor and 
official of Oglethorpe, who died March 
1, 1958. Mr. Gaertner retired from 
the Atlanta School System in 1949. 
Since then, he had taught chemistry 
at Ga. State College for Business Ad- 
ministration and at Emory -at-Oxford. 
He is survived by his wife, the former 
Irene Bloodworth, and his daughter. 
Mrs. B. E. Stimpson. 

Henry M. Garner '23 on December 
19, 1960. Mr. Garner, a life long resi- 
dent of Atlanta, was an attorney for 
35 years. He was a graduate of Ga. 
Tech and Atlanta Law School. He was 
a member of the American. Georgia 
and Atlanta Bar Assns., Lawyer's Club 
of Atlanta, and Druid Hills Golf Club 
He was also a member of the Grace 
Methodist Church. 

Mrs. Elise C. Wrijiht "58 in January. 
She lived at 3N45 Union A\'eniie, 
Hapeville, Ga. 

Dr. Agnew presents W. A. L. Coulborn, pro- 
fessor oi economics, with a placque which 
reads, "Oglethorpe Uriversity award (or dis- 
tinguished service to W. A. L. Coulborn in 
recognition ol filteen years outstanding per- 
sonal and scholarly achievment at Oglethorpe 
University — presented by the Administration 
and Board of Trustees — June 4, 1961." 

Mr, Coulborn, on a one year leave of 
absence, has taken his family to their native 
country, England, 

Dr. Murr;t> Copeland '23 visited 
Oglethorpe recently while he was at- 
tending The Southern Surgeons Club 
in Atlanta. His transporlaliim to the 
campus was provided by Mrs. I). H. 
Pour '35. Dr. Copcland is Assistant 
Director of Education at the University 
of Texas, M, D. Anderson Hospital 
and Tumor Institute of the Texas Med- 

F.arl Mann '28 was appointed ytnilh 
committee chairman of the Salvation 
Army and helped direct the organiza- 
tion's summer, 1961 camping program. 

Miss Katie Samuel '31 will have her 
poem ""Voice of the Flag" published 
in the National .Vnth<>!o);\ of I'oeJry. 
Her poem was one of four hundred 
chosen from iS,50() manuscripts. She 
won initial recognition for her poem 
in the annual Freedoms Foundation 

Dan Duke '3i is teaching "Law for 
the Lasman", one of the non-credit, 
short courses for adults offered by 

Blackman H. Dunn '34 is owner of 
the Armor Insulating Company in 
Atlanta. He has three children, Susan. 
19. Allen. 4. Barbara, 2 I 2. 

Phil Hildreth '34 became a grand- 
father for the third time when ""a 
granddaughter to the second power" 
was born. She is named Melissa Hil- 
dreth Garrett. 

James B. Anderson "35 has been 
sports editor of the Greenville News 
since 1953. He is immediate past presi- 
dent of the Atlantic Coast Sports Wri- 
ters Assn. His address is 1 103 Augusta 
St., Greenville, S, C, 

Cecil Moon '36 became chairman 
of the Official Board of St, James 
Methodist Church in Atlanta in July. 
Creighton Perry '37 is also a member 
of the Board. 

M. .\. Rikurd '37. president of 
Southern Cement Company, announc- 
ed that his company will erect a large 
cement plant near Atlanta which will 
manufacture, initially, 1.5 million bar- 
rels annually of all regular types Port- 
land cement. The S15-to-S22.5 mil- 
lion dollar plant will be the largest 
built in Georgia in two years. 

Otis J. White '42 has been elected to 
the vice presidency of Hall & Co. 
advertising agency of Richmond, Va. 
Prior to joining that firm, Mr, White 
was Territorial Sales Manager for Gen- 
eral Foods, where he trained salesmen 
in retail marketing and merchandising, 
planned promotions and merchandis- 

ing aids and served as liaist)n man with 
retail food chains and co-operatives in 
the South. 

The LInivcrsity of California press 
has just published a new paperback 
"original" \olume translated by John 
I', (^oldthwait "43. former professor at 
Ogletlmrpe. '! he book, which has not 
appeared in English since 1799, is 
Kant's Ohservations of (he Feelinj; of 
the Beautiful and Sublime, a jihil- 
osophical study written when the great 
thinker was still a yotmg man. It is 
being distributed to book stores 
throughout the country. Mr. Gold- 
thwait is now Assistant Professor of 
Speech at the U. of Calif, in Davis. 

John Meacham, Jr. "43, cashier ot 
the Balesville Security Bank in Bates- 
ville. Miss, was named a director of 
the Mississippi State Chamber of Com- 

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Woon Churl Paik, called "Pack" by 
his classmates, graduated from Ogle- 
thorpe in June, 
He attended for 
two years, follow- 
ing studies at 
the University of 
if ^ f/v* r^, Korea. His prof- 
Ik. ,AP cssors were im- 
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w. c. p.MK He will begin 

graduate work in bankinu at N.Y.U. 

this fall. 

In spite of his sucesses. Pack has a 
problem. He receives no funds from 
his family in Korea; therefore, he must 
provide for his total support through 
school. This can be a heady problem 
for a foreign student in a strange city. 

It is hoped that an Oglethorpe 
alumnus will offer to help him get 
located vocationally in New York City, 
He is the sort of fellow who would ac- 
cept nearly any kind of job. but quite 
naturally, he would prefer work in an 
area related to his chosen field of bank- 
ing. He will remain at his present ad- 
dress, 892 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta 9, 
Ga,, until September. 

Here is an opprlunity to work for 
better international relations. What are 
we szoinii to do about it? 

July, 1961 

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Reflecting satisfaction 
after the Booster Ctub 
barbeque are Robert 
Nicholes '20, Ansel 
Paulk '39, Coach Frank 
Anderson, Holt Walton 
27, Ed Copeland '36 
and O. C. Walton '22. 

mcrce on May 1. Mr. Meacham was 
formerly business manager of East 
Mississippi Junior College until he 
joined the bank three years ago. He is 
active in the Methodist Church. He is 
a director of his Rotary Club, a mem- 
ber of the state society of C.P.A.'s, he 
is secretary of the Panola Country 
Club, and a director of the bank. 

Hiram J. Grogan '46 is an at- 
torney at law in Marietta, Georgia. 
He has written a book Modern Bow 
Hunting which was published in 1958. 
He is active in the Marietta Fine Arts 
Club and also a member of the Cobb 
County Bar Association. His address 
is 606 Lee Street, Smyrna. 

Richard H. S(oller '49 is now livine 
at 4128 Althea Dr., Columbus, Ga. He 
is a Registered Representative of the 
New York Stock Exchange, associated 
with the firm of Johnson, Lane. Space 
and Co., Inc. He extends an invitation 
to all "Stormy Petrels" to look him up 

next time they are in Columbus. His 
business number is FA 2-6561. His 
home number is FA 4-2133. 

A, Z. Johnson '50 has been pro- 
moted by the DeKalb County Board of 
Education to a supervisory position in 
the attendance and transportation de- 
partment. A. Z., long time teacher and 
athletic director, coached many champ- 
ionship track teams while he was as- 
sociated with Chamblee High School. 

Jean Carr '53 has recently received 
a commission as lieutenant jg. in the 
United States Navy after serving eight 
years as enlisted personnel. Her pre- 
sent assignment is Assistant Com- 
munications Officer at NAS Lakehurst, 
N. J. Her address is Lt. jg. H. Jean 
Carr, 124 Barnegat Boulevard, Beach- 
wood, N. J. 

Ronald W. Gann '54 is assistant 
trust officer in charge of real estate 
division in the C & S Bank in Atlanta. 
He is director of the Atlanta Junior 


Chamber of Commerce, a member of 
the Chi Phi Alumni Assn, and 
Cherokee Town & Country Club. He 
has two children. Ward, 9 and Mary, 6. 
Mrs. Elizabeth B, Snead '54 is re- 
turning to missionary work under the 
Methodist Church in Singapore, Ma- 
laya. Her address after August 24 will 
be 42 Barker Road, Singapore, Ma- 

Samuel W. Edieman, Jr., "57 a dea- 
con in the Episcopal Church, was or- 
dained on April 25 to The Sacred 
Order of Priests at The Trinity Church 
in Cochran, Georgia. He is now serv- 
ing as Vicar of the Episcopal Church in 
Dublin, Ga. 

Jack C. Lane '58 will work toward 
his Ph. D. in History at the University 
of Georgia beginning in the fall. This 
move is a result of his receiving a 
teaching assistantship at the University. 

Gail Garwes '59 will complete her 
work towards a masters degree in en- 
tomology at L. S. U. in August. Her 
address is Box 7102, L. S. U. Baton 
Rouge 3, La, 

Jay Dye '60 is teaching and coaching 
in Oxford, Alabama. His address is 
Route 7, Box 385, Oxford, Ala. 

Martha Laird '61 has accepted a 
teaching assistantship in Psychology 
from Louisiana State Univ. She will be 
working toward her M.A. degree in 
Psychology in a two year program. 
Miss Laird was Duchess Club vice- 
president, senior class secretary, and 
cheer-leader while at Oglethorpe. She 
graduated magna cum laude, and re- 
ceived the Sally Hull Weltner Award 
for Scholarship and a James Edward 
Oglethorpe Award for merit on Com- 
mencement Day. She won the Duchess 
Club Award as a freshman. 


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