Published by National Oglethorpe Alumni Association, March, 1957
TOM CAMP IS ELECTED
FULTON COUNTY JUDGE
Thomas Lee Camp '25, a member
of the National Oglethorpe University
Alumni Assn's exec-
futive council, has
\ been elected without
1 opposition Judge of
f~- jF the Fulton County
Civil Court. This be-
gins a new series of
civic activities for
him since he first
threw his hat in the
political arena in
It has been stated that Mr. Camp
acted as judge and played the roie
of peacemaker while serving nine
years as a commissioner of Fulton
County. His "ascendency to the bench
will bring to the Civil Court a man with
wide knowledge of the law, who knows
the county he lives in and the people
who go with it."
While at Oglethorpe, Mr. Camp was
active in extracuricular events and was
a student assistant in physics. Upon
graduation, he was awarded the highest
honors Oglethorpe bestowed.
For the past several years, Mr.
Camp has been associated with his
brother practicing law in Atlanta.
He is married to the former Miss
Gladys Hobgood of Fairburn and has
Wilson Is Named
President Wilson has been elected a
director of the DeKalb National Bank
of Brookhaven. This position was be-
stowed on Dr. Wilson in December,
just three months after his arival at Og-
lethorpe, which testifies to the ability
and reknown of our new president. The
bank is affiliated with the Trust Com-
pany of Georgia.
One look at the wantads will con-
vince you of the desperate need by bus
iness and industry for college person-
nel. George Kolowich '43, president of
Denver Chicago Trucking Company,
has devised a unique plan to lure de-
sireable graduates to his firm. During
the past year, he has employed ten
young men who have degrees in indus-
trial relations and business administra-
tion by giving them a chance to sup-
plement their earnings through basket-
The proposition is a simple one.
Candidates selected for its four-year
executive trainin a ^ro'^ram are offered
a salary plus an annual stripend to
compensate for extra hours spent on
It is very attractive to players, for
they fare as well, financially, as they
would playing professional basketball,
and also they are afforded an oppor-
tunity to find a place in the business
world. When not playing basketball,
they are rotated through a wide variety
of posts from the finance department
to the office of the legal council.
Although the company pays about
SI 00,000 a year in extra compensation
for the team. Mr. Kolowich believes
the expense is at least offset through
the acquisition of much-needed junior
executive manpower and through com-
pany advertising. And a rewarding by-
product has developed from this en
deavor; employee loyalty has signifi-
Mr. Kolowich's efforts have not been
hidden under a barrel, for the inform-
ation in this article was obtained from
a full-column write up which appeared
on the front page of the Thursday,
January 24, 1957 Wall Street Journal.
Our congratulations go to Mr. Geo-
rge Kolowich for his highly imaginative
solution to a very difficult problem.
Oglethorpe Joins College
In November Oglethorpe University
and eight other liberal arts colleges
formed the Georgia Foundation for In-
dependent Colleges, a mutual fund-
The foundation will solicit monetary
gifts primarily from business and in-
dustry which will be pro-rated out to
member institutions on a fixed formula
In addition to Oglethorpe, other
member colleges are Mercer Universi-
ty, Wesleyan College, Shorter College,
Emory's Liberal Art College, Agnes
Scott College, Brenau College, La-
Grange College, and Bessie Tift Col-
Sixty per cent of the money the
foundation raises will be shared equal-
ly by the nine member schools. Forty
per cent will be pro-rated on the basis
o f enrollments at the individual
schools. However, member institutions
will continue their own separate fund
Dr. Wilson and Dr. Seward will be
Oglethorpe's representatives on the
foundation's Board of Trustees.
Delia Pierce Moves
Mrs. Delia Pierce, beloved dietician
at Oglethorpe for the past twelve years,
resigned her position in February.
She was dew-eyed as she related the
necessity of this action in order to join
her husband, who is now associated
with the University of Texas in Gal-
Delia joined the Oglethorpe Staff in
January, 1945, six months after Dr.
Philip Weltner became president.
She, faithfully and efficiently, plan-
ned and prepared nutritious meals
throughout that time that was unsur-
passed in other college cafeterias. She
also catered for Oglethorpe banquets,
homecoming dinners and other special
events with equal efficancy.
ZJhe ZJ-luina f-^etrel
Published several times yearly by the
National Alumni Association at Ogle-
thorpe University, DeKalb County, Ga.
Russell & Wardlaw
Jim Hinson, '49 _ President
Hey wood Lovett, '28 ..1st V. President
H. Cecil Moon, '36 - 2nd V. President
Tommie Harper, '37 .... ... Sec.-Treas.
Daniel L. Ufl'ner, Jr., '51 Editor
S1.00 of the annual contribution is paid
as a year's subscription to the
We received an interesting letter,
recently, from a woman in Denver,
Colorado. She wanted to know the
facts concerning the Crypt of Civiliza-
tion located on the Oglethorpe campus.
She wrote, "I understand that this
high and immense pyramid . . . was
some years ago, filled with all kinds of
(articles) ... to be buried or hidden in
this pyramid and sealed, not to ever be
opened until a thousand years from
now — RIGHT?"
The information she had heard
about the Crypt had a semblence of
truth but was loaded with misinfor-
mation as well. We sent her an immedi-
ate reply verifying her accurate data
and correcting her fallacies.
Since a number of alumni have ex-
presed a curiosity in the Crypt during
the past few months, it may be of in-
terest to you to know the history and
contents of it.
Physically, the Crypt is not nearly
so grand a structure as the Pyramids of
Egypt are, however, the information it
contains will be extremely more valu-
able to the historians of the distant
future. It is a space 20 feet long, 10
feet wide and 10 feet high.
It is located in the basement of
Phoebe Hearst Hall resting on bed
rock. It is lined with porcelain enamel
plates imbedded in pitch and closed
with a great stainless steel door, welded
in. Two feet of stone form the ceiling.
Before it was hermetically sealed on
May 28, 1940, the air was replaced by
While engaged in research on
ancient history, Dr. Thornwell Jacobs,
then president of Oglethorpe Univer-
sity, was impresed by the lack of ac-
curate information regarding ancient
civilizations. He determined to make
an effort to preserve in a scientific
manner, every salient feature of our
present day civilization for the people
(Continued Next Column)
DATE IS SET
The HOMECOMING date has been
set for Saturday, May 4, 1957 by the
directors of the National Alumni As-
Until last year, HOMECOMING
usually fell on graduation week-end.
In an effort to increase attendance, the
directors advanced this gala event one
month in 1956, and there was a signi-
ficant improvement. The earlier date
probably avoids conflict with vacations,
and in the case of graduate school stu-
dents and teachers, it eliminates inter-
ference with examinations, a bevy of
last month social events and graduation
This year HOMECOMING should
prove even bigger and certainly more
enjoyable. The class of '57 will plan the
activities. Since they are on the campus
daily, the preparations should be more
elaborate than any have been in the
past. The schedule of events will be
published in detail in the next issue of
The Flying Petrel. Please send your
suggestions to the editor of The Fly-
Now is the time to circle Saturday
May 4. 1957 so you will not miss see-
ing your campus cousins, the new look
and a fun-packed day.
of the future. He commissioned Thom-
as K. Peters, a scientist of versatile ex-
perience, to do the job.
Materials included in the Crypt are
microfilms of authoritative books on
every subject of importance known to
mankind, including some 800 works.
200 of which are fiction, drawings of
all of our major inventions (through
1940) made to scale such as our means
of transportation, communication, etc..
a record of the sports, amusements,
pastimes and games in vogue during
the last century; motion pictures of
historical events since 1898; still pho-
tographs giving the history of the
United States since 1840; sound mo-
tion pictures of the great men and wo-
men of the world; sound records of im-
portant radio speeches; motion pic-
tures of industrial processes; medical
and surgical subjects; views in all of
the great cities and countries of the
Also included are educational pic-
tures in all subjects; an apparatus for
teaching the English language in case
(Continued Next Column)
"LIZ" MATHIEU '55 is thoroughly
enjoying her stewardess' job with Delta
Air Lines. Previously she had taught
school in Sumter, S. C, but, as she stated
on her last visit to Oglethorpe, she wants
to see more of the country before settling
it is no longer spoken; actual examples
of our every day life such as radios,
cameras, pocketbooks. purses, combs,
brushes, silverware, dishes, etc.; ob-
jects made of each kind of plastics,
tools, and implements; arms, scientific,
navigation and aviation instruments;
projection apparatus for the motion
pictures; reading devises for the micro-
films; artificial aids to sight, artificial
arms, dentures, wigs, etc.; weights and
measures current in the world today.
In adition, there are seeds of flowers,
plants, vegetables, fruits and trees;
drawings and paintings; papier mache
models of edibles; artificial flowers;
clothing of all sorts; models of jewelry.
No gold, silver or jewelry was included
to attempt vandals.
The Crypt is to be opened on May
28, 8113. This date was arrived at by
Dr. Jacobs after an extensive study to
determine the date of the beginning of
civilization. He found it to be some
6,000 years in the past. Consequently,
wishing it to be opened at the median
of civilized life, he ordered the con-
tents of the Crypt be revealed approx-
imately 6,000 years hence from the
date of its occlusion.
Descriptions of the Crypt have been
placed in libraries throughout the
world in the hope that this wealth of
knowledge will not be lost to our re-
mote descendants. It is interesting to
form conjectures as to whom or what
will first enter this man made cave of
The Flying Petrel
THE OGLETHORPE PLAN
The heart of the Oglethorpe Univer-
sity of today is the much talked about
Oglethorpe plan. When it is discussed
by the alumni, a tongue in-cheek atti-
tnde is present, because it is thought
of not in specifics, but rather as a
mysterious catchall phrase that seems
to sum up the Oglethorpe program. If
an alumnus is pinned down and asked
to explain the Plan in detail, a number
of stock generalized statements are
emitted followed by an admission of
Dr. Philip Weltner refuses to be call-
ed the father of the Oglethorpe Plan,
saying instead that it is the product of
many minds. However, it is true that
Dr. Weltner provided the favorable
climate in whicli these minds were able
to develop and activate the Plan.
Recently, the Humanics Seminar
group invited Dr. Weltner to tell them
exactly what this much mentioned and
little understood Plan really is.
His explanation of the Oglethorpe Plan
is reprinted here in its entirety.
"You remember the symbol of the
Y. M. C. A., a triangle bearing on its
sides the words: Body, Mind, Spirit. 1
will adopt these words as the headings
under which I will discuss the Ogle-
"The structure of Oglethorpe's plan
of education consists of seven divisions.
Two of them embrace sequences of
courses required of all students intend-
ing to qualify for an Oglethorpe degree.
These required courses account for half
of the studies which each student pur-
sues. The other five divisions offer
each student an opportunity to prepare
himself for the vocation of his choice.
We therefore refer to these five as
work divisions'. Their titles bespeak
their content: Science, Business, Com-
munity Service, Fine Arts, and Hu-
manics. The two divisions embracing
the courses required of all bear titles
which justify and explain that require-
ment: Human Understanding and Citi-
If not unique, the Oglethorpe plan
is distinct from undergraduate pro-
grams generally prevailing at Ameri-
can institutions of higher learning. The
system which they usually follow is
organized in a lower and an upper di-
vision. Their lower divisions are con-
trolled by either of two educational
theories. One theory calls for broad
acquaintance with the intellectual,
moral, social and political heritage
of our civilization, often presented
through one of several types of survey
The other e d u c a t i o n a I theor)
calls for a broad acquaintance with the
principal intellectual disciplines, in
order to enable students better t o
choose an area of study offered in the
Regardless of either educational
theory, the structure of the upper
division is represented by a system
of major subject-matter concentra-
tions tlanked by supporting minors,
or a system of vocational concentra-
tions. Illustrating the former, a student
beginning with his junior year could
choose economics, or government as
his major during his last two college
The Oglethorpe Plan, while not in
disagreement with either educational
theory, repudiates the academic struc-
ture which embody their practice. We
hold the following convictions:
"I. It is impossible in the 4 semes-
ters, or 6 quarters constituting the first
two college years to provide broad ac-
quaintance — unless no more than an
inch deep — with either the major dis-
ciplines, or with the intellectual, moral,
political, and social heritage of civili-
zation — world, western or American.
On the one hand the tremendous
spread of our basic disciplines; on the
other, the relative immaturity of fresh-
men and sophomores, preclude the
p r a c t i c a 1 i t y of either educational
"2. Sometimes a college catalogue
uses the term "general education" as
descriptive of the aim of its lower divi-
sion. In practice it means little. if any-
thing more than implementing the sec-
ond of the theories mentioned. Where
"general education" for a lower divi-
sion covers too little, it fails of being
"general": but if it covers a wee bit more,
it smatters, and fails as an intellectual
discipline. It is not feasible to confine
"general education, to the first two.
and most immature years of students.
And if all of life is a process in general
education, why should formal educa-
tion end with the process with the
"3. We challenge the whole major-
minor system except for students in-
tending to pursue post-graduate work,
a small minority indeed among Ameri-
ca's college population. For even those
few that system is least than the best,
a fact witnessed by many Ph.D's whol-
ly ill at ease outside the narrow band of
Back of the Oglethorpe Plan is a
mind, the concrete expression of which
is its educational objectives. In con-
ceiving these objectives some of educa-
tional practice was tossed out of the
window. However, nothing revolution-
ary was contemplated. The plan began
with an effort to find our way back to
abiding fundamentals as the foun-
dation for reconstruction. We felt that
if education was ever to motivate most
highly a student's endeavor, it had to
correspond to the realities of life worth
living and most worth living for. So we
asked ourselves this question: What
opportunities should the four college
years offer able, alert high school grad-
uates? The answer is condensed in the
expression, the twin arts of making a
life and making a living. Yet standing
alone, that furnishes too little guide for
structuring an educational program. Its
fuller elaboration demands that the
educational process (a) build an inven-
tory of useful knowledge and ideas: (b)
develop understanding of oneself and
one's fellows; (c) impart the motiva-
tions, arts and skills for constructive
roles in the community, and (d) as part
and parcel of these three, develop ca-
pacity to face and resolve the problems
and conflicts of life.
"No college faculty would challenge
any one of these aims. Even so, every
educator knows that an educational
process is hardly affected merely by its
professed objectives. The Oglethorpe
Plan was consciously and rigorously
designed to accomplish its aims
through their impact on hte minds and
characters of Oglethorpe students. Plot
any four year program, in keeping with
the Oglethorpe Plan. Then check the
progression and direction of its studies.
Whatever the incidents of such a pro-
gram, it will hang together, make sense
from first to last, and produce an edu-
cational program which in fact will ful-
fill its four-fold design.
"The Oglethorpe Plan is also ani-
mated by a spirit, no man lives to him-
self alone. We are human only by vir-
tue of being indissolubly part of hu-
manity. The social order lives in us as
surely as we live in the social order
(we are all in the same boat). There
is purpose behind this inseparable tie
with our fellowmen. Nor will the dis-
tant shore of mankind's hopes and
dreams be reached except as we sail
together the seas of human experience.
(■Continued Pace 4. Col. 2)
EDITH HEAD '54, was recently grad-
uated from the officer basic course at the
WAC training center at Fort McClellan,
Ala., as a second lieutenant.
Dr. Rieler's Wife
Becomes American Citizen
Mrs. Bieler, the attractive wife of
Oglethorpe's language professor Dr.
Arthur Bieler, became an American
citizen on January 30, 1957. It is a day
she will always remember with pleas-
Eleven and a half years ago, she was
living in her native Czechoslovakia
with her parents when the Russians
seized control of the country. The free-
doms she had accepted while growing
up were gone.
Mrs. Bieler had a sister who lived
in Munich, Germany, which was in the
American Zone. Upon receiving an in-
vitation from her sister to come to
Munich, Mrs. Bieler packed a few be-
longings and began a harrowing 250
mile trip that took six weeks to com-
plete. She walked most of the way,
avoiding the Russians as she went.
Unfortunately, she was met and in-
terrogated by a Russian officer near the
border in East Germany. She was to
report to him the next morning to be
shipped back to Czechoslovakia. After
a fitful night she awoke early, slipped
away and crossed the border to free-
dom that evening.
Mrs. Bieler met Dr. Bieler while
both were playing tennis in Munich.
At the time, Dr. Bieler was a court
interpreter for the International Refu-
Richard Reser Now
Dr. Reser — Whew!
Richard Reser, Chairman of the
Division of Community Service, was
awarded his degree of Doctor of Philo-
sophy in Sociology during the August
Commencement exercises at the Uni-
versity of North Carolina.
The subject Dr. Reser chose for his
disertation was "A Study in Occupa-
tional Aspiration and Occupational
Placement". He was trying to relate the
ambitions of high school students to
their eventual occupational placement
and also the factors which helped de-
termine their placement. He discover-
ed there was a significantly small cor-
relation between their ambitions and
placement. Dr. Reser found that "high
school seniors respond more to the
pressures of making a choice than they
do to making a realistic evaluation of
themselves and the occupational op-
He selected a sampling of 900 high
school students in 1946 and kept up
an annual direct contact with them for
eight years. He was repeatedly advised
by his committee to compile his data
and write his dissertation after a much
shorter time, but Dr. Reser doggedly
continued his survey in order to get
more complete information, thereby
making his study the more reliable.
Unless we school ourselves to seek
personal advantage on terms compati-
ble with the common good, any seem-
ing gain inevitably will transmute its-
self into eventual loss. Slowly, most
hesitantly, with many set-backs along
the way this is the lesson taught by the
upward struggle of mankind, foreshad-
dowed by Moses at Sinai, liberated from
limitations of race and place by the
prophets of Israel, proclaimed by Jesus,
adopted by the early Christian com-
munity, affirmed by the sages of man-
kind and validated by the long record
of human experience."
Dr. Cressy, Button
Dr. Cheever Cressy, chairman of the
political science division, is now a
campaign button collector of reknown.
His buttons were featured in an article
in the Atlanta papers prior to the
recent presidental election.
Dr. Cressy's collection dates back
with two exceptions to cover all cam-
paigns from President Grant's effort
in 1 872. Missing from his collection
are party badges from the 1880 race
between James A. Garfield and Win-
field S. Hancock and the 1948 race
between Harry Truman and Thomas E.
Some of the more interesting buttons
are one by the Democrats pushing
Eisenhower as a presidental candidate
in 1948; a small broom to be worn in
the lapel with a picture of Adlai Stev-
enson's grandfather who ran success-
fully as Grover Cleveland's running
mate. Another unusual item is a badge
with a rooster emblem labeled "Cox"
and a legend "I WILL CROW in
November." It was isued in 1920 when
James M. Cox, with Franklin D. Roo-
sevelt as running mate, ran as the
Democratic presidential candidate.
Dr. Cressy received a barrage of let-
ters and campaign buttons for a month
after the article was featured, including
badges of 1880 and 1948. As a result,
his collection is even more complete.
He is especially fond of one button,
not of a campaign, which depicts a
man lying in a casket and labeled
"Talked to Death." "I wear that one to
faculty meetings" he laughed.
In addition to being a good sports-
man, Mrs. Bieler is quite talented in
the arts. She is presently engaged as a
window display artist for one of the
better women's clothing stores in At-
Dr. Cressy Gains
Dr. Cheever Cressy, chairman of the
division of Political Science, has been
appointed Georgia member of the
Southern Political Science Association
membership committee. The SPSA is
an organization designed to improve
methods of teaching political science
and to keep its members abreast of
- HOMECOMING SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1957 -
The Flying Petrel
PETRELS HAVE BEST
SEASON SINCE 1950
Bv BOB OLIVER '57
Oglethorpe's freshman-studded bas-
ketball team has been one of the most
interesting and colorful aggregations
seen on the campus in several seasons.
The won-loss record is not a world-
beater, but the keen competitive spirit
of the coach and team has spread
throughout the University.
Through a 20-game slate the Petrels
have eight victories. Considering that
all the opponents have had taller and
more experienced teams, the record is
Victories have been scored over
Jacksonville (Ala.) State Teachers, Val-
dosta State College, Georgia State, (2).
Howard College. Berry College and the
University of Chattanooga (2). This is
quite an improvement over last year's
team, which managed to win but two
"'Although we lost three or four
games we should have won," Coach
Garland Pinholster relates, "we've re-
ceived about the optimum from our
material. This is a tough small college
league we play in."
To prove his point, two freshmen
have been instrumental in Oglethorpe's
comeback push this season: Donn Sul-
livan of Forest Hills, N. Y., and Scotty
Shamp, former Southwest DeKalb (De-
catur) eager. Sullivan has averaged 12.5
points a game to be second in team
scoring. Shamp has averaged just under
10 points and has 99 rebounds for 16
games. Sullivan is third in team re-
bounds with 104. Sullivan is tops in
number of points scored in one contest:
26 against Jacksonville State Teachers.
Shamp had 23 against Piedmont Col-
Center Eddie Starnes, a junior, leads
the club in scoring and rebounding.
The Columbus native has tallied 176
points (12.6 average) and is credited
with 121 rebounds.
Billy Carter, a sophomare guard, is
the remaining member of the Big Four
in scoring and rebounding. The Atlan-
ta lad averaged almost 1 1 points a con-
test while scoring 172 points. The six-
footer is second in rebounds with 108.
His offensive rebounds paces the club.
Several other plavers have contri-
buted much to the basketball cause this
season. Harold Buck, off-and-on first
string forward, has turned in yoeman
duty on boards; Joe Sewell, a freshman
from Decatur who transferred to Ogle-
thorpe from Georgia after Christmas,
has brought new scoring punch to the
team; Bruce Hauck has played brilli-
antly in spots while sharing a guard
post with Sewell; Jim O'Brien, another
transfer, has turned in reserve duty at
forward; and Jim Magee, the only
senior on the team, has performed well
when called upon as a substitute at
Coach Pinholster sums it up this
way: "We're building; we'll have to
take our knocks for awhile. It's a real
challenge, and the season has been in-
vigorating and interesting. The students
and faculty have shown great spirit;
they should be complimented for their
Dr. Wilson Honored
Dr. Wilson has become the 1 ,000th
member of the Atlanta Bar Assn.,
Allen Post president, has announced.
The membership card was presented
to Dr. Wilson at the association's Feb-
ruary luncheon by Leonard J. Hanna,
Atlanta attorney, who is director of
Dr. Wilson has also been appointed
to the DeKalb County bond com-
PLAYERS WILL DO
The Oglethorpe University Players
will present Noel Coward's popular
farce "Blithe Spirit" on March 29 and
The students have displayed a great
deal of talent and enthusiasm which
should ensure an excellent, most en-
Mrs. Daniel L. Uffner, Jr., will as-
sume the role of Madame Arcati, a
colorful character who conducts se-
ances. Mrs. Uffner has had consider-
able experience in amateur theatrical
performances throughout the country.
Curtain time is 8:00 P.M. both
Siephen Lefkoff '20 has retired from
teaching at the DeWitt Clinton High
School in New York City. As a repre-
sentative of the Class of 1920, he was
acclaimed "Dean" of the alumni who
attended the alumni party in Decem-
Our sympathy to the family and
friends of James Render Terrell, Jr.
'20. Mr. Terrell was a prominent at-
torney in LaGrange, Ga.. and was also
active in that city's legal, civic and
religious affairs. He was a former state
senator and representative and served
as the county attorney of Troup
County continuously since 1934.
William L. Nunn '22, Director of
University Relations for the University
of Minnesota at Champlain, Minne-
sota, sent Oglethorpe a new book con-
cerning psychology and psychoanaly-
sis. It has been placed in the library for
the benefit of our students and faculty.
Roy Edward Carlyle '23, a former
professional baseball player, died at
his home in Norcross, Ga. on Thurs-
day, November 22. Roy played with
the New York Yankees, Boston Red
Sox. Atlanta Crackers and several
minor league teams. Roy gained na-
tional fame when he set a record for
All schedules ore incomplete at present
(Continued Page 6)
Spring Sports Schedule
April 2 Emory at Oglethorpe 2:00
April 1 1 Georgia State at Oglethorpe
1:30 P. M.
April 20 Georgia State at Ga. State
1:30 P. M.
May 7 Emory at Emory 2:00 P. M.
April 6 Oglethorpe, Berry College
and Emory at Emory 2:00
' P. M.
April 18 Oglethorpe, Bryan Universi-
ty and Emory at Emory
2:00 P. M.
April 12 Oglethorpe vs. Berry College
May 4 Oglethorpe vs. Bryan Uni-
versity in Dayton, Tenn.
2:00 P. M.
April 1 1 Oglethorpe vs. Ga. State
April 20 Oglethorpe vs. Ga. State
THROUGH THE YEARS
hitting the longest home run on July 4,
1929 in Oakland Calif. He slammed
the ball 618 feet. His mark was bet-
tered only last year.
The Rev. Theodore V. Morrison
'25 is rector of St. Paul's Episcopal
Church in Newport News, Va. He is
actively engaged in promoting the
Jamestown Festival, writing and Ma-
son's consultant on Urban-Industrial
George Hardin '27 is a general agent
of his own insurance company in Jack-
sonville, Fla. He handles fire insurance
policies for six companies. George has
been on the executive committee of the
South Eastern Underwriters Assn.. a
director of the Jacksonville Y.M.C.A.
and the chairman of the Advisory
Committee for insurance companies in
the State of Florida.
E. Harry Banister '27 is secretary-
treasurer of the Mid-Union Indemnity
Co. in Elgin, 111.
Mrs. Leila Barden Lindsey '27 had
a close call last November. Because of
a vivid dream her daughter Beverly
had in which her decorating shop had
been destroyed by fire, Lclia made her
bank deposit earlier than usual. That
evening her shop was visited by bur-
glars and, thanks to her daughter, they
caused relatively little damage.
George H. Slappey '28 was a dele-
gate of the Georgia Industrial Council
to a recent meeting held at Rensselear
Institute in Troy, N. Y. by securities
businesses. He is director of the board
of the Southern Publications Society
and chairman of the Social Studies de-
partment at O'Keefe High School in At-
lanta. George is also editor of The Re-
porter, the official house organ of the
Georgia Social Studies Council.
Roy Duke Terrell '29 has been elec-
ted president of the Ansley Golf Club
Elsie Prater Higgins '29 is busy
homemaking for her husband, Kent
who is vice president of Higgins Mc-
Arthur Printing Co., and for Kent
Bruce Higgins, Jr., who was fourteen
Jim Anderson '3 1 was named a vice
president and treasurer of the DeKalb
County Chamber of Commerce.
Mrs. Murdock Walker Little '3 1 was
installed president of the Atlanta Fed-
eration of Women's Clubs last May.
This honor seems to run in the family.
Her husband's mother preceded her in
the same office.
Col. Ralph Tolve '36 regular army,
is associate professor of Military Sci-
ence and Tactics at the University of
Texas in Austin.
James Mikell Holmes '36 is director
of the Artist Foxtrot Piano Schools in
Atlanta. In addition to teaching the
piano to beginner, intermediate and ad-
vanced pupils, he arranges and orches-
Bill Reynolds '37 is president of the
Tampa Marine Company in Tampa,
Fla. (We guarantee the coffee will be
hot on your arrival.)
Alma Suftles '37 a Fulton County
school teacher and principal for over
forty years, died this February. She was
a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma
Sorority, a former president and treas-
urer of the Principals Club of Fulton
County, a member of the GEA and the
NEA, and served as president of var-
ious PTA organizations.
Fred Daiger '38 is executive director
of the Albany Convention and Visitors
Bureau. He is also actively engaged as
the director of the Diocesan Survey of
the Protestant Church and chairman of
the Delegate Expenditure Survey of the
United States and Canada which is now
being conducted in behalf of conven-
tion business trends.
Adolph Spear '39 is secretary and
treasurer of the General Plywood
Corp. in Louisville, Ky. He has six
children Deborah 16, Donna 13, Bar-
bara 6, Lloyd 4, Robert 3, and James
6 months. He is a member of the Tax
executives Institute, Kiwanis Club and
Ansel Paulk '39 vice president of
Cary Bone Realty Co. in Decatur, Ga.,
has been elected president of the newly
formed DeKalb Real Estate Brokers
Assn. Ansel is maried to the former
Frances Bone '40.
Robert L. Osborne '40 is principal
of the Robert L. Osborne High School
in Cobb County, Ga. He is also chair-
man of the Cobb County Athletic
Assn., president of the Cobb County
"air Assn.. and director of the Federal
Building and Loan Assn. of Cobb
G. H. Perrow '40 is practicing
medicine in Jasper, Ga. He was selec-
ted oh the "Man of the eYar" of Easley
in 1954. Guerrant has a pilot's license
now — evidently used to beat the
stork. He has three children, Janet
Heath, 6; Margaret Anne, 5; and
Charles Guerrant, 2.
John Williams '40 is co-owner of a
retail foods concern in Easley, S. C.
He has two children, John Craig, Jr.,
1 I and Susan Carter, 6.
James Mosteller '40 has been ap-
pointed Dean of the Faculty and pro-
fessor of Church History at Northern
Baptist Theoligical Seminary in Chica-
go, 111. beginning last fall. He is also
engaged in ministerial duties. James is
married to the former Iris Edmunds
'44, who is a service representative for
the Illinois Bell Telephone Co.
who is a service representative for the
Illinois Bell Telephone Co.
Jouett Davenport '40 has become
the managing editor of Conway pub-
lications in Atlanta. He will head an
editorial staff responsible for several
national business publications. Jouett
was the business editor of the Atlanta
Journal prior to his new position.
Arvil E. Axelberg '40 has been
elected vice president of Dixie Seal and
Stamp Co., Inc. Steven J. Schmidt '40
is President of the Company.
A. Martin Sterling '41 has been
elected vice president of the Atlanta
Chapter of the National Association
of Cost Accountants. Martin is mar-
ried to the former Mary Elizabeth
George Moore, Sr., Father of Mrs.
Violet Moore Poulos '41, died on Oc-
tober 29. Mr. Moore was President and
Treasurer of the George Moore Ice
Cream Co., Inc.
Herman McDaniel '42 was pro-
moted last fall to the position of Oper-
ating Manager of the Home Auto Sup-
ply Department of the Firestone Tire
and Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio. He
has been associated with that company
since 1936, starting as a warehouse
employee. His successive promotions
at Firestone reads like a Horatio Alger
The Flying Petrel
Through The Years
Chester Boyles, Ambassador's Re-
port, New York, Harper & Brothers.
Nationalism, the urge of a people to
determine its own destiny, is one of
the most powerful factors influencing
world affairs. The defeat of Japan in
1945, and the subsequent withdrawal
of Western control in several areas of
the Far East loosed there this force of
self-assertion. Regrettable, in cases like
that of China, the force was captured
by Communism. In other cases, like
that of India, the force was guided by
individuals dedicated to freedom. This
dedication alone has not been enough
to transform India quickly, with its
massive, poor, and abysmally ignorant
population into a strong, independent
democracy. It is the struggle of India
to achieve this objective that is the real
subject of Ambassador Bowles' Report.
Mr. Bowles, as one of the most sen-
sitive observers of the Far Eastern
scene, has given to Americans an en-
tree to India through careful, absorbing
description and perceptive analysis not
soon to be matched. If India were un-
important to the international relations
of the United States the book would
still be on the reading list of citizens
interested in the movement of a people
toward effective democracy against al-
most overwhelming odds. But such is
not the case. India is important to the
United States. If we can agree with the
author, and I think we can, "that the
history of our time will hereafter be
written largely in Asia", no American
wishing to be informed can neglect
Professor of International
Perles, Alfred. My Friend Henry
Miller; an intimate biography; with a
preface by Henrv Miller. New York.
John Day, 1956.'
Here is a way to come close to Hen-
ry Miller without reading his tropics
books. Alfred Perles writes of the facts
of Miller's life to show us the spirit of
the man. And indeed, here is a man
with a beautiful spirit, a man who
knows everything is important, who be-
lieves this is a good life and a good
world because it is the only one we
will ever have, and for whom writing
is a vital part of life and not an escape
Thought and language flow easily
and naturally, and some say with gen-
ius, through this man. His life, his
friends, his expansive philosophy pro-
vide an absorbing chronicle. This book
has the power to help Henry Miller
gain a dignified acceptance as one of
America's truly creative artists.
Gerhart Niemeyer with the assist-
ance of John S. Reshetar, Jr. An In-
quiry Into Soviet Mentality. New
York: Frederick A. Praeger, Foreign
Policy Research Institute Series No.
2. 1956. 1 13 pages, S2.75.
The theme of this work is the identi-
fication of the irrational elements in
the thought and policy of Soviet lead-
ers. It includes a discussion of the
reasons for such elements.
Many Alumni of Oglethorpe will re-
member Dr. Niemeyer with gratitude
and respect. He has developed his
thinking several steps further along a
vital path. Mr. Reshetar displays an
admirable mastery of Marxist-Leninist
W. A. L. Coulborn,
Professor of Economics.
Margaret Mead and others — Cul-
tural Patterns and Technical Change.
Mentor Book. 1955. S.50.
This book, which is available in an
inexpensive edition, was written for the
administration of the World Health
Organization of the U. N. It was de
signed to serve as a guide to persons
who were engaged in attempting to in-
troduce new practices into established
cultural patterns. It has much of inter-
est to the general reader.
Many of you have discussed with me
and in class the problems resulting
from the impact of one culture upon
another. You may meet as old friends
in this book some of the same conclu-
sions which we reached in our discus-
sions of the integration of several prim-
itive cultures and the far-reaching
effects of ill-considered changes intro-
duced by well-meaning administrators.
The position of the United States in
the world demands that you as a citizen
understand the sort of facts which this
volume contains. •
George C. Seward,
Dean of Faculty.
Betty VValdon Axleberg '42 present-
ed her husband, Howard '40, with a
daughter on December 23. She is
named Elizabeth Ann.
Mrs. G. D. Castleberry '44 has been
re-elected Superintendent of the Daw-
son County public school system.
Billy Harris '45 is superintendent of
the Gwinnett County School System.
Charlie L. Bird '45 sales manager of
the Biltmore Hotel, was guest speaker
for the Daytona Beach Convention Bu-
reau on October 12. He outlined the
Biltmore's program for meeting group
needs for conventions, meetings and
Mrs. Ralph W. Dillow '41 nee Mary
Elizabeth Pinkard, expects a new heir
to arrive sometime in December. Mr.
Dillow is a golf professional at the
Saugahatchee County Club in Auburn.
An oil potrait of W. O. Smitha '46
principal of South Cobb High School
of Austell, Georgia, has been presented
to the school by the Future Business
Leaders of America and the Future
Teachers of America clubs there. The
presentation was made because of Mr.
Smitha's "untiring service and loyalty
... to the entire student body and tea-
William Hasty '48 is County School
Superintendent of Cherokee County,
Georgia. Hazel Hasty '55 is teaching
in the same county.
Ed Walls '49 is a personnel techni-
cian for the City of Atlanta and super-
visor for Gallup & Robinson, Inc. mar-
ket research in Atlanta. Ed has two
children, Kathryn Elaine, 7 and Stan-
ley Arnold, 4
Marion E. Taylor '50 is manager of
Crawford and Co. insurance adjusters
in their Athens, Ga. branch. Marion
has two children. John Emory, 8 and
William Marion, 2.
Doug Cook '50 a partner in the
Cook Insurance Agency, has been
elected a vice president of the Atlanta
Junior Chamber of Commerce. He is
also on the publications committee of
Al '51 and Jane '50 Curkin have a
new baby boy, Stephen Farley Curkin.
born- December 22, 1956.
Bleecker Totten '51 is employed as
a junior chemist for the Colgate-Palm-
olive Co. and is also in his third year
studying law at Fordham University in
THROUGH THE YEARS
New York City. He is married to the
former Alice Reid.
Mrs. Deloris Graham Coleman '5 1
presented her husband with a baby girl
on November 6. Name - Charline Ce-
John Amico '5 1 is studying in
Rome, Italy in medical school. He has
about one year to go for his M.D. then
he plans to intern in New York or Con-
necticut. He visited his parents and
friends last Christmas and returned to
Italy via the Liberte' to France, through
Switzerland then to Rome.
Joe Overton '52 married Beverly
Virginia Burton on November 24. Joe
is employed by the Sinclair Refining
Company in Atlanta.
Fred Agel '53 is general manager
and secretary of the John Rogers Co.
in Atlanta. He has three children, John
Frederick, Jr. 6, Sarah Elizabeth 3, and
Lynn Marie 1. Fred is active in his
church and in automotive assns.
Frances M. Hicks '53 won her M.A.
in elementary education last summer.
Ordinary news? Not quite, for she
earned it while keeping house and car-
ing for her two children, the youngest
being born last April. It was all the
more difficult, because her husband
was transfered to Portsmouth, Va. in
March, which meant she had to take
care of her household and academic
chores alone. Congratulations Frances.
Dorothy Calder '53 who looks like
an attractive co-ed of a graduate
school, announced she is a grandmoth-
er of an eight month old hoy. Dorothy
teaches at the Decatur High School in
Georgia, and is curently teaching ce-
ramics to an adult evening class at
Dave and Jo (Furey) Fischer '53 are
expecting their second child in April.
Dave has recently been admitted to
Columbia University graduate school
to major in history.
Charles "Doc"' and Mary (Norman)
Stone '53 are living in New York City.
"Doc" is working days and attending
graduate school majoring in education.
Phoebe Sperling '53 was married
last fall to David Podhouser. They will
reside in Atlanta.
Beverly Joiner '54 married William
T. Barton last July 7. Mary Ann
Mehere '54 was maid of Honor. The
couple is presently residing at 1810
Peachtree Rd., N. W., Atlanta.
Tom Morris '54 is pastor of the
Pottsville Associate Reformed Presby-
terian Church in Pottsville, Ark. He
was moderator at the Miss. Valley
Presbytery of Associate Reformed
Presbyterian Churches at the fall meet-
ing of 1955. Tom has one child,
Thomas, Jr., 2.
Mary Ann Mehere '54 is a teacher in
Larry Lippman '54 is in Jackson-
ville, Florida teaching seventh grade
mathematics at the North Shore Ele-
Ailene Corry Arensbach '54 is
teaching at the Ashford Park Elemen-
tary School near Oglethorpe.
Sue Ellen Wells Bray '55 is teach-
ing English in the Lake Shore Junior
High School in Jacksonville, Florida.
Betty Burriss '55 is working on her
master's degree in social work at the
University of Penn. She expects to re-
ceive her degree in June, 1957. She
plans to try her hand in the field of
Ann Foster '56 is recovering nicely
from her automobile accident last sum-
mer. She attended the Lord and Lady
Dance on February 15, then returned
to Jacksonville, Fla. where she is teach-
ing the third grade in the Lake Forest
Bob Lovett '56 who was married
last year to the former Miss Ruth
Candler of Atlanta is in Emory grad-
uate school majoring in philosophy.
Monica Mueller '56 was married to
John Dupuv '57 in St. Luke's Episco-
pal Church in Atlanta, on December
21. John will attend medical school on
graduation. Monica is now working at
the V.A. Hospital near Oglethorpe.
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