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Vol. 13 

Published by National Oglethorpe Alumni Association, March, 1957 

No. 2 



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 
two daughters. 

Wilson Is Named 
Bank Director 

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- 
cantly improved. 

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 
Fund-Raising Organization 

In November Oglethorpe University 
and eight other liberal arts colleges 
formed the Georgia Foundation for In- 
dependent Colleges, a mutual fund- 
raising organization. 

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 
raising activities. 

Dr. Wilson and Dr. Seward will be 
Oglethorpe's representatives on the 
foundation's Board of Trustees. 

Delia Pierce Moves 
To Texas 

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- 
veston, Texas. 

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 

March. 1957 
Published several times yearly by the 
National Alumni Association at Ogle- 
thorpe University, DeKalb County, Ga. 

Printed by 
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 

Flying Petrel. 



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 
inert gas. 

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) 


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- 
ing Petrel. 

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 

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The Flying Petrel 


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- 
thorpe Plan. 


"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 
upper division. 

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 
sophomore year? 

"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 
their specialization. 


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) 

March, 1957 

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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- 
gee Organization. 

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- 
portunities available." 

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 
Collector Extraordinary 

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 
world events. 


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The Flying Petrel 






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- 


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- 
joyable production. 

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 

P. M. 
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 

at Berry 
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 

March, 1957 

Page 5 


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 
in Atlanta. 

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 
last September. 

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- 
trates music. 

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 
Controllers Institute. 

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 
Adams '37. 

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 

Page 6 

The Flying Petrel 

^eW ^>ee*t 

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 
Ambassador's Report. 

Cheever Cressy, 
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 
from it. 

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. 

Janis Reyes, 

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 
the like. 

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 
that organization. 

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 

March, 1957 

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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 
Clearwater. Florida. 

Larry Lippman '54 is in Jackson- 
ville, Florida teaching seventh grade 
mathematics at the North Shore Ele- 
mentary School. 

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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