Published by National Oglethorpe Alumni Association, November, 1956
Donald R. Wilson
We are bursting with pride over the
new look on the Oglethorpe campus.
No longer will water squirt up youof-
pants leg as you race in the rain from '
Lupton Hall to Lowry dorm. A new
concrete walk has replaced the "pic-
turesque" granite obstacle course. And
the walk has lights strategically placed
to ensure safe, easy passage at night.
Actually there is a maze of lighted
walkways connecting Lowry and Good-
man Hall with Phoebe Hearst and Lup-
ton. Goodman Hall is the new SI 80,-
000 men's dorm which replaced the
Before the walks were laid "Lowry
Hill" was leveled and landscaped.
Lowry can now be seen from your
car as you drive in the main entrance.
It makes the campus considerably
The soil cut from the hill was used
to fill the low places between the hill
and the Chemistry building, and also
between Phoebe Hearst and Goodman
Hall. Grassy sod was lifted from Her-
mance Field and placed on the hill on
the areas most likely to be affected by
erosion, and the remaining hill was
Although the traffic is heavier than
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DONALD R. WILSON
IS NAMED NEW
Donald R. Wilson officially took of-
fice as the new president of Ogle-
thorpe University on October 1, 1956.
Mr. Wilson, at 38, a World War II
hero and former American Legion
national commander gave up a thriv-
ing law practice at Clarksburg, West
Virginia to become Oglethorpe's
fourth president. He explains the
motivation for the big change in his
life this way:
"The decisive issues that will con-
front the next generation, on which
will hinge the fate of mankind, are in
fact being decided right now by how
well our colleges educate the young
manhood and womanhood of Amer-
ica. I therefore realized that if ever
I intended seriously to serve our coun-
try, my place was in some college with
a forward look. That aptly describes
' Oglethorpe University and also ex-
plains why 1 happily heeded its call."
His thinking about his new job, he
said, centers around the idea that the
student is "the heart of a university,"
as is the faculty that works with him.
And Mr. Wilson said he endorses
wholeheartedly the idea which seems
to be the main point of Oglethorpe's
guiding Philosophy of education: that
education should bring out the utmost
in a person.
He sees his new job as comprising
the following: (1) achieving a smooth
administrative operation so that the
business end of the school will run
efficiently; (2) interpreting the school
to the community and "in a sense to
the nation and state"; (3) acting as an
assistant to the faculty in providing
things they are too busy to handle
themselves, and (4) aiding the students
in any way to help them "develop their
faculties to the fullest."
Mr. Wilson served in the Medical
Administrative Corps during World
War 11. He entered as a private in
1942 and was discharged as a cap-
tain in 1945, serving in North Africa,
$80,000 from Ford Fund
Oglethorpe received two grants from
the Ford Foundation this sumnT^r.
totaling S80,000, which will be used °
to increase fact ty salaries. One of
$50,000 is an endowment grant which
is stipulated by the Foundation to be
invested in the school's endowment
fund to be used exclusively for faculty
salary improvement. The other S30,-
000 is an accomplishment grant, which
may be used for academic purposes
as needed and at the discretion of
school trustees. Only four schools in
Georgia received accomplishment
grants for "leadership in improving
the status of compensation of teach-
ers." Next year's grants of approx-
to the school by July 1, 1957
lit.-* will uc u'. veil
Richard H. Rich, president of
Rich's, Inc. and a member of the
Oglethorpe University Board of Trus-
tees, was named director and chair-
man of the executive committee of the
National Retail Dry Goods Assn. on
Tuesday, October 16.
The election of Mr. Rich to this
position in the powerful retail organi-
zation came at a meeting of NRDGA
directors at the Biltmore" Hotel in At-
Italy Sicily and France. Among his
military honors are the French Legion
of Honor, the Republic of France's
Medal to Her Liberators and the Na-
tional Guard of Honor's Distinguished
Service Medal. He is also a recipient
of the Flag Foundation's Americanism
Mr. Wilson, his very attractive wife,
the former Miss Mary Virginia Hornor
of Clarksburg, and his two sons. Ran-
dy, 12 and Tommy, 9, are now resid-
ing on Redding Road, near Oglethorpe,
awaiting the completion of their new
home on the University's campus.
^he ^luincf f etr-el
Published several times yearly by the
National Alumni Association at Ogle-
thorpe University, DeKalb County, Ga.
Russell & Wardlaw
Jim Hinson, '49 President
Heywood Lovett, '28 1st V. President
H. Cecil Moon, '36 2nd V. President
Tommie Harper, '37 _ Sec.-Treas.
Daniel L. Uffner, Jr., '51 Editor
$1.00 of the annual contribution is paid
as a year's subscription to the
The alumni of Oglethorpe Univer-
sity have a right to be proud of their
alma mater. They have attended a
school that has superior students, su-
perior courses and superior instruc-
tion. Our curriculum has been studied
by men from the New York State
Board of Regents, Harvard University
and other distinguished educators.
Their reports have caused profound
changes in the curriculum's of other
colleges. Industry and business lead-
ers are eagerly seeking our graduates
for top paying positions. Our alumni
are rising to the top of the pack with
unusual rapidity. All of these things
are proof positive that the Oglethorpe
Plan is the right way to provide an
What is so different about Ogle-
thorpe's ideas and methods? There
are prevalent two educational phi-
losophies that are diametrically op-
posed. The one is a pure liberal arts
education which leans on the teach-
ings of the "Great Books". The pre-
mise being that if one is exposed to
the teachings of the masters of the
ages, one will be able to apply these
truths and philosophies in order to
cope with every day problems ade-
quately and more important have the
long view always before them. That
is indeed important if one wishes to
lead a fruitful and consistent life.
The other extreme is the pure voca-
tional training which is highly special-
ized, the purpose of which is to en-
able its students to meet their immedi-
ate needs through their ability to make
an adequate living. This too is impor-
tant and necessary in our highly com-
Oglethorpe feels that an individual
should be instructed how to think in
the long view and at the same time be
prepared to make a living for his pres-
Consequently, our curriculum is de-
signed so that our undergrads study
the "Great Books' for alf four years
ind concurrently specialize in their
Message irom National
t.^ Alumni President
M| hearty greetings to alumni
every\vhere. Your officers and direc-
tors have met and made plans to con-
tinue last year's program and to in-
augurate other progressive action.
We need your support; join us ac-
tively and soon. We hope to con-
tact you more this year than ever be-
fore. Plans are maturing for a great
homecoming. Look for information,
make plans and contacts, and join us!
Jim Hinson "49,
President, Alumni Assn.
major field of study. Each part of
the program supplements the other.
But Oglethorpe does more than that.
We are a small school by design, and
as a result we have smaller classes
which puts each student in a closer
relationship with his instructor. This
creates wider and deeper understand-
ing of the subjects studied. Where ap-
plicable, there is more equipment per
student available for their use. This
elimmates, for example, time consum-
ing waiting for a classmate to finish
with an analytical balance before he
can continue with his work. And more
important, full professors and the best
teachers instruct freshmen as well as
the upper classes. Student teachers
are not condoned.
Further we feel that much can be
learned through active participation in
so-called extra-curricula activities.
There is roughly one such activity for »
every eight of our students. This ratio
allows each student an excellent op-
portunity to widen his interests and at
the same time learn to handle respon-
As the saying goes, "The proof of
the pudding is in the eating." The
eating in this case is "How are our
graduates doing?" We have had no
difficulty in placing them in top-paying
beginning positions upon graduation
and the records we have available show
that they are -ising in their respective
fields at a significantly higher rate
than the average college graduate. In
addition, we have received letters from
all phases of business and industry
who have employed Oglethorpe grad-
uates stating that they will hire all we
can produce. These letters, I will add,
are not form letters sent to all col-
leges and universities; they are specif-
ically asking for Oglethorpe people
because of the excellent records our
alumni are making with them.
Yes, you can be proud of your alma
mater. And as you make your way
DR. THORNWELL JACOBS,
At Final Rest
Dr. Thornwell Jacobs, Sr., the
beloved former president of
Oglethorpe University, died Sat-
urday, August 4, 1956, at the
age of 79 in his home in Atlanta.
He had been in semi-retire-
ment since 1943 when he left the
presidency of our school which
he built from obscurity into one
that became known nationally
Dr. Jacobs will be remember-
ed by the many who knew and
loved him through his highly suc-
cessful efforts to refound Ogle-
thorpe University, his founding
of the "Crypt of Civilization",
an attempt to show the people
of the future how Americans of
the Twentieth Century looked
and lived, and for his perserver-
ance, persuasive salesmanship
and infectious enthusiasm through
innumerable times of adversity"
He authored several books
during his life including his latest
"For Heretics Only" published
in 1954, and his autobiography
"Step Down, Dr. Jacobs.'"' Dr.
Jacobs also founded the West-
minster Magazine which he car-
ried on until his demise.
Oglethorpe University. Geor-
gia and the nation have lost one
of their most valuable figures.
Rest well, Dr Jacobs, for though
you have departed from t h e
arena of life, we will continue
your fight for the ideals which
you taught us so well.
Adlaj Squeaks By in
Oglethorpe students set up a ballot
box in the Great Hall Friday, October'
19 for the purpose of taking a straw
vote of the coming presidential elec-
tion. With almost two-thirds of the
student body and faculty voting, Adlai
Stevenson edged President Eisenhower
by a slim five votes. Stevenson re-
ceived 85 votes to Eisenhower's 80.
Two additional candidates, Lyndon
Johnson and Pogo, received one write-
in vote each.
in life, you can feel that that way has
been made easier and more rewarding
through your attending Oglethorpe
University, "a small school, superla-
The Flying Petrel
Friday evening, October \'K 1956,
Mr. Wilson announced in liis talk to
the seniors, faculty and Inends of
Oglethorpe chat we are beginiiing on
a six year, multi-million dollar expan-
sion and construction program. He
r.2ade his unexpected, but long hoped
for announcement, in the form of a
challenge to students, trustees, faculty,
alumni, and friends. He said,
"The year of 1957 is practicahy
upon us. By the spring of 1958, 1
shall expect to find Oglethorpe Uni-
versity in position to begin the con-
struction of a new Field House with
an adequate gymnasium, swimming
pool, exercise rooms and equipment
sufficient to meet an -expanded intra-
mural and intercollegiate athletic pro-
gram; By the Spring of 1959; we must
begin the construction of a new dormi-
tory if we are to provide for the proper
housing of the increased enrollment
which' will be ours. By the Spring of
I960, Oglethorpe should celebiate the
laying of the cornerstone of a new
Scie.ice Building which is so badly
needed and which would ^(intribute
so much to the work ot tha' Division.
Finallv. by the Spri o f 196? "/p
should be ready to begin the construc-
tion of a Student Center Building which
should provide an appropriate stage
and auditorium, a central home for all
student organizational activities, a din-
ing area and the whole miscellany of
accomodations which should be made
available for an increasingly active and
enlarged student body. As each of
these steps materialize, present space
will be freed for the orderly develop-
ment of other necessaries such as an
enlarged library, more adequate music
rooms, relocated administrative of-
fices and additional and more efficient-
ly arranged classrooms." He added
that this was not idle talk, but it would
take a "most dedicated effort on the
^ part of al'.""
Mr. Wilson also laid out a three-
part plan concerning the continuing
development of the mind and the
spirit of the Oglethorpe student in ac-
^l^coi dance with the Oglethorpe Plan of
"First," he said, "\^e shall keep con-
stantly in mind that the primary func-
tion of any college is to provide qual-
ity education." Oglethorpe will con-
stantly refine its curriculum and "reach
out for new and daring educational
goals" so that, "we always shall re-
main in a position of leadership in
O. U. INITIATES NEW
Oglethorpe is offering a new, con-
venient tuition payment plan to its stu-
dents for the first time. It allows stu-
dents to make thei- payments monthly,
replacing the former quarterly payment
This plan i-; made possible through
an arrangemeiit with a New York
finance company, which charges a
nominal 4' , interest rate. Students
pay S48.75 a month for eight months,
or a total of S390.00 per school year.
These easy payments may be a strong
selling point for the prospective stu-
dents with whom you are talking. At
present, seventeen students are using
this form of payment.
The advantages .>f the plan are
threefold. In addition to the afore-
mentioned ease of payment for the
students, it reduces the work load of
our over-burdened business office, and
provides immediate working capital for
Of course, students can save the in-
terest expense by paying the full tui-
tion at the beginning of the school
term. It is still S375, so they will
have an extra SI 5 which will buy three
to five text books.
Due to spiralint; costs and an ap-
proximate expenditure -^f 815,000 this
summer for dormitory improvements,
the board and room rate has had to
be increased S45 per year to S585.
However, the total school cost, includ-
ing tuition, board and room, fees and
class dues, is a relatively small 81,018
for three school quarters.
Oglethorpe not only provides the
finest education one can have, but fi-
nancially it is one of the easiest to get.
providing the type of academic excel-
lence that is ours."
Second, while retaining the many
advantages that only a small school
can offer, Oglethorpe will steadily in-
crease its present enrollment of 280
students to 450 "within the next six
or seven years. This will be accom-
plished even when combined with more
exacting and expanded requirements
for a degree and a greater selectivity
both in the total number of those gain-
ing admission and those studying in
each of the various Divisions. Ogle-
thorpe University will be harder to get
in, harder to stay in and harder, if not
impossible, to beat." The audience
of some 400 people, stopped Mr. Wil-
son from continuing for the moment
with their enthusiastic, spontaneous ap-
DIVISION OF HUMANICS
The Humanics Division of Ogle-
thorpe University held their annual
pre-school retreat September 14-17 at
Hard Labor Creek State Park. Twenty-
seven students attended the outing
which is designed to allow the people
in that division to get to know each
other well, to plan a program for the
current school year, and to rededicate
themselves to the field of youth lead-
"Pop" Crow, the local administrator
of the American Humanics l-iuinda-
tion and a member of the Oglethorpe
faculty, was the chief executive of the
group. He placed himself in the
shadows, for the most part, and subtly
urged the students to do the major
part of the planning and execution of
In addition to organizing activities
for the retreat, they divided themselves
into committees for the purpose of
planning the services they would per-
form during the school year. The
services are as varied as having a wel-
come committee located strategically
to aid the incoming students on regis-
tration day, supplementing the land-
scaping being done by Oglethorpe, and
organizing a chapter ot tlie Alplia Pin
Omega scouting fraternity.
Miss Margaret Halstead, associate
administrator of the AHF. was the dis-
tinguished guest of the long week end.
She gave a stirring and inspiring talk
which caused a rededication among
the students to the worth-while goals
of youth leadership.
Of course, these students had fun
between their chores. Swimming,
boating, horseshoe pitching and touch
football were the main athletic events
in which they participated. In the
evenings, they had song fests, bridge
playing, contests, games, and talent
exhibitions around a blazing camp
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The third step which he outlined,
concerned a greater emphasis on extra-
curricula life. He feels that this is a
most necessary facit of a student's col-
lege life and without it. a student will
not be offered a complete education.
Listening to this man, our new presi-
dent of Oglethorpe University, one
feels that he not only has the power
and facility to think things through,
master the English language and de-
liver a speech well, but he is convinced
that these things will be done — on
schedule. And, 1 believe him.
W. A. L. Coulborn
Weds this Summer
Mr. Lindsay Coulborn, of the Di-
vision of Citizenship at Oglethorpe
University, was married this summer
to Miss Anne Bowler of Wimbledon,
London, England. The wedding took
place on July 14th at St. Luke's Church
in Wimbledon, London. After the
ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Coulborn
flew to Le Touquet, France, and be-
gan a motor trip which took them
through France, Switzerland, Italy,
West Germany and Belgium. They
returned to England for a few days
before sailing on the Queen Mary at
Southampton, and reached New York
on August 2 1 .
The Coulborns are living in one of
the faculty houses on Lanier Drive,
and are, as Mrs. Coulborn says,
"camping out", because most of their
belongings are still en route to At-
lanta. Among the pieces of furni-
ture still to come is a table which is
on the way from Malaya, a dining
room suite which is coming from Gat-
linburg, Tennessee, and Mrs. Coul-
born's harpsichord,, which is being
shipped from England.
Petite and slender, Mrs. Coulborn
lias blue eyes and blond hair. She is
an accomplished musician — she has
played the piano since early childhood
and the harpsichord, as well, since
1955. Before her marriage she was
a lecturer in the music department at
London University. This is her first
glimpse of America and she finds it
very interesting and very friendly. She
says that the people at Oglethorpe have
been especially kind and hospitable to
her since her arrival, and she is sure
she will enjoy life at Oglethorpe very
Dr. May Spencer Ringold
Dr. May Spencer Ringold has been
procured to teach two sections of
"World Civilization" to an overflow
freshman class. She is enjoying the
experience of teaching the relatively
small classes at Oglethorpe.
Dr. Ringold received her B.A. at
Mississippi State College for Women,
her M.A. at Ole Miss, and earned
her Ph.D. in history during the sum-
mer from Emory University. The title
of her disertation is "The Role of the
State Legislatures in the Confederacy."
She was given a S2,800 Southern Fel-
lowships Fund grant which enabled
her to complete her disertation.
Dr. Ringold has three children, Bert,
17 May, 13; and March, 9.
Dr. Cohen Abroad
Dr. Arthur L. Cohen, professor of
biology at Oglethorpe, is spending the
year in Delft, Holland. Dr. Cohen,
one of two Atlanta educators who
were granted Guggenheim Fellowships
for research in 1956, plans to con-
tinue a research program that he has
been carrying on for several years at
Oglethorpe. He will be associated
with the noted Dutch scientist. Dr. A.
L. Houwink, and will work with him
in his laboratory in Delft, Holland.
He will study the technique of elec-
tron microscopy. He plans to apply
this technique to the study of the struc-
ture of myomycetes, which are organ-
isms that resemble the ameba at one
stage of their life. Dr. and Mrs.
Cohen, and their children, Teddy, Gil-
bert, Becky, and Philip sailed for
Europe at the end of August. During
their stay in Holland, they are looking
forward to seeing Dr. Johanna Sobols,
of the University of Utrecht, in Ut-
recht, Holland, who spent the year
1950-51 at Oglethorpe, working with
Dr. Cohen on myxomycetes.
Garland F. Pinholster
Garland F. Pinholster is the new
Athletic Director of Oglethorpe Uni-
versity. He will teach physical educa-
tion, health, and recreation courses in
the Division of Education, conduct an
active intra-murals program, and coach
our basketball and baseball teams. Pin-
holster says his goal at Oglethorpe is
to "see every one of those phases come
Coach Pinholster received his B.S.
degree in Physical Education from
North Georgia College, where he was
an outstanding basketball and baseball
player. He earned his M.A. in Edu-
cational Administration at Peabody
College after four consecutive summer
During his five years of coaching,
Pinholster has compiled an impressive
basketball record of 54 victories and
16 defeats, including a Class A cham-
pionship title when he coached at Sum-
merville high school in Georgia. He
was line coach of the Rockmart high
school football team in 1950 that went
on to win the state Class A title.
The former Caroline Roberts of
Nashville, Tenn. is the recent bride of
Coach Pinholster. They were mar-
ried August 29, 1956 and have begun
housekeeping in the Oglethorpe Apart-
ments. Mrs. Pinholster had her own
ballet studio in Nashville. She is now
teaching a fourth grade in the Skyland
elementary school near Oglethorpe.
WiUiam Anderson Egerton
Wm. A. Egerton joins our faculty
this year in the Division of Business
Administration. He teaches courses
in personnel management, production
management and distribution manage-
Mr. Egerton has attended seven col-
leges, including the U. of Tenn., and
upon pasing the N. Carolina bar exam,
he practiced law for three years. He
then joined American Enca Corp,
manufacturers of nylon and rayon
yarn, as a legal advisor. Later he be-
came general counsel, and finally, he
served as director of industrial rela-
tions on the staff of the president.
Mr. Egerton has a family of five,
a charming wife and son, who are
living with him on the university cam-
pus, and two married daughters. He
also is quite proud of his two grand-
Of>eratton Facelift —
it has been in the past, a parking place
can usually be found on the new 50-
car, asphalt parking lot. It is located
strategically between Phoebe Hearst,
Goodman Hall, and the tennis courts.
Inside Oglethorpe the change is
even more dramatic. The "Passion
Pit" in Phoebe Hearst has been com-
pletely refurnished including a beauti-
ful lUg, modern lurniture, and a TV
The 2nd and 3rd floor halls have
been covered by a light cocoa asphalt
tile complimented by rose beige walls.
The girls" rooms are almost entire-
ly refurnished. Hollywood beds with
box springs and soft, inner-spring mat-
tresses have been installed. Each room
has an ultra modern wrought iron
lounging chair with a comfortable
foam rubber seat of pink, yellow or
beige. They have been located in the
rooms to blend with or contrast pleas-
ingly with the new color schemes. The
floors have been sanded and refinished
too. New dressers, added closet space,
and built in desks complete the new
living quarters for our coeds.
The cafeteria has not been denied
the progressive look. Delia has re-
placed the white marble-top tables and
cane-backed chairs with stainless steel,
formica-topped tables that have a
bright yellow background, and tan,
laminated chairs that will not topple
We are proud of the new look at
Oglethorpe. Please come to see us
when you are near by — no appoint-
ment is necessary. Just drop in and
say "Howdy". If you will excuse us
for not being too modest, we will give
you a royal tour of the campus.
The Flying Petrel
Oglethorpe's new basketball mentor,
Garland Pinholster, faces a tough, 20-
game schedule in his rookie college
season, and pre-battle practice sessions
indicate lie will build around seven
stellar prospects — one junior, three
sophomores and three freshmen.
Of this group, four are newcomers
at Oglethorpe — the three freshmen,
and transfer Eddie Starnes.
Eddie comes to the Oglethorpe cam-
pus from Piedmont College. The Co-
lumbus, Ga., High School product will
be Pinholster's first-line center this
season. Standing 6-3, Starnes was a
star performer for Piedmont the last
two years; last season, he scored 30
points in a game against Western Caro-
lina, and ranked in the top 20, per-
centagewise, in NAIA statistics.
The three first-year candidates in-
clude Scotty Shamp, Southwest De-
Kalb High School (Decatur. Ga.); Cal-
vin Wall, West Fulton High School
(Atlanta); and Donn (Sully) Sullivan
of Forest Hills, N. Y.
Sullivan, a well-built, 6-3 speciman,
comes to Oglethorpe with an impres-
sive prep career as a solid recommen-
dation. Two seasons ago he made the
All-Queens team in New York, and
last campaign was voted a place on
the All-New York City team. His im-
pressive high school record includes
one 500-point season. Coach Pin-
holster will employ the New Yorker at
Shamp, who stands 6-2, was one of
Pinholster's regulars at Southwest De-
Kalb High, his last coaching post.
Scotty was a key cog in a 19-4, won-
loss record at Southwest DeKalb last
season. He's a forward, and a good
Wall, a six-footer, made the Atlanta
All-City Tournament team a year ago,
and was elected by his teammates as
the Most Valuable Player on the West
Fulton team. Pinholster has Wall, a
sharp-shooter, working out at guard.
Pinholster, who coached a state high
school champion at Summerville in
1950, is high on three returning Stormy
Petrel lettermen. Guards Billy Car-
ter and Harold (Scooter) Buck, and
Forward Bruce Hauck compose the
trio which donned and did well by the
Black and Gold colors last season.
Buck, from Pompano Beach, Fla.,
is a picture of grace on the hardwood.
. 26 Berry College
28* Piedmont College*
1 Sewanee University
3' North Georgia College*
6* Georgia State Business College'
13* Jacksonville State Teachers College*
5 Valdosta Stote College
9 Piedmont College
IT Howard College
18' Birmingham Southern College*
19 Georgia Teachers College
24 North Georgia College
26 Georgia State Business College
28' Berry College*
1 Howard College
2 Birmingham Southern College
4 University of Chattanooga
9* Valdosta State College
13 Jacksonville State Teachers College
16' University of Chattanooga
* Denofes Home Game
jmni membership cards will admit holders
1 home games free of charge. Home games
be played in the North Fulton or O'Keefe
His forte is ball-handling, and Pin-
holster is expecting the six-footer to
be an important playmaker against
Oglethorpe opposition this campaign,
which will include such formidable
teams as Birmingham Southern, Chat-
tanooga University, and the Peach
State's perennial round-ball power-
house, the Professors of Georgia
Hauck and Carter are hometown
products. Hauck was a basketball,
football and baseball star at Chamblee
High School; Carter, a defensive spec-
ialist, did his prep playing at O'Keefe
High School. Hauck, stocky at 5-11,
moves his 205 pounds around in a cat-
like manner. Bruce, along with Scoot-
er Buck, was the big offensive gun for
Oglethorpe last season.
These are the boys Pinholster is ex-
pecting to furnish most of the fire-
works as he dons his spurs as a col-
lege coach. Experience is thin at
spots, but the Petrel tutor is pleased at
what he has seen to date.
We v/ant your criticisms of
the Flying Petrel.
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Linton C. Hopkins '24 is selling
real estate for Weyman & Co. in At-
Wendell Crowe '25 seems to be en-
joying life to the fullest in Covington,
Ga., where he owns a highly success-
ful Ford automobile agency.
S. Luke Pettif "27 is a wholesale
petroleum distributor for the Pure Oil
Company in Cartersville. Ga.
R. Beverly Irwin '29, past presi-
dent of the National Alumni Associa-
tion, is practicing law in Atlanta. He
is looking forward to the day when
he can become a gentleman farmer.
Europe, Hawaii, South America and
Canada are familiar places to Mrs.
Leola W. Frost '29, She has travelled
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Humanics Retreat —
The AHF was organized when a
group of youih leader executives got
together in Kansas City to discuss
ways and means of attracting people
into their profession. They decided
the best way would be to train young
people graduating from high school.
They discovered there were not any
colleges offering a course in humanics,
the present teachers did not have the
proper training to teach the technical
courses required and the libraries were
deficient in humanics materials. This
group, under the direction of the Hon-
orable Roe Bartle, Mayor of Kansas
City, Kansas and the present adminis-
trator of the foundation, set up the
AHF, collected the financial backing
necessary, supplied the instructor for
the special courses needed, and placed
81,500 worth of books and materials
in the libraries of the schools chosen.
The need is great to prepare dedi-
cated people for the essential field of
youth leadership. Oglethorpe is proud
of its being granted an opportunity to
work with the American Humanics
Foundation toward these ends. We
were chosen for this signal honor
ahead of 300 competing colleges and
universities, and we are the only uni-
versity in the southeastern area, and
the fourth school in the country, to
offer this program.
THROUGH THE YEARS
to all of them since 1951 and plans
to visit Japan and the Holy Land in
the future. Leola is a kindergarten
teacher in the Atlanta school system.
Mary Belle Laney '29 is chairman
of the endowment and education fund
for the West End Baptist Church and
is also the church librarian. Mary
Belle teaches in an Atlanta elementary
Amey Chappell M. W. "30 is prac-
ticing medicine in Atlanta. She was
past president of the American Med-
ical Women's Assn. and is a trustee
of Piedmont College.
Anne Dye McElheny '31 is actively
engaged in church work, boys club
work and is privately teaching short
hand. She has made three trips to
Europe and plans to continue touring
the continent with her husband as
often as she possibly can.
Dr. M. D. Collins "31, State Super-
intendent of Schools for Ga. and a
member of the Oglethorpe University
Board of Trustees, was paid tribute
by George P. Whitman, Jr. who said,
"Dr. M. D. Collins is one of the finest
school superintendents the state ever
Mary Catherine Corley '3 1 is librar-
ian for St. Joseph's Infirmary School
Allen M. Johnson '32 is vice presi-
dent of the Bank of Norcross, operates
his own general merchandise store and
is director of the Gwinett County
Chamber of Commerce. Allen has
two children, William Thomas, 12 and
Cynthia Lee, 7.
Mrs. Mary Rowland Ivy '32 is ac-
tive in church work for the Friendship
Presbyterian Church in Athens, Ga.
Rev. Bill Allison '33 is celebrating
his eighteenth year as chaplain of Ful-
ton County, Ga. His duties concern
the promotion and coordination of all
religious activities in the county. Bill
is also vice president of the American
Chaplains Assn., and is on the Boy's
Club board of governors.
Mrs. Bertha M. Bowen "33 is li-
brarian at the Ga. Military Academy
in College Park, Ga. She received a
life membership in the Atlanta
Woman's Club this year.
Ed Burkhalter '34 was recently
elected president of the Little Five
Points Businessmen's Assn. in Atlanta.
Ed took his wife and son, Eddie, on
a two-week vacation this summer to
Mrs. Mary Hubner Walker '34 is
a contented homemaker for her hub-
by, Henry W. Walker who is busy
with his general insurance agency in
Mildred Eaves Kelley '34 has her
work cut out for her raising four boys,
Tom, 16; Dick, 13; Harry, 10; and
Larry, 8. She spends her spare (?)
time in church work, PTA and square
dance clubs in and around Dunwoody,
Marvin Bentley '35 is branch man-
ager of the Trust Co. of Ga. in Macon.
Marvin has three children. Marvin,
18; Gail, 15 and William, 9.
Congratulations to Creighton Perry
'37 for being one of the top 20 sales-
men for the last four years for Brown
and Bigelow advertising firm. He is
competing against 180 salesmen in the
E. C. Hester '37 owns the Hester
Company, a retail appliance store in
Colquitt, Ga. Mrs. Hester is a visit-
ing teacher in the Miller County school
Mariema Miller '38 is an art super-
visor for the Atlanta public schools.
She was recently elected president of
the Ga. Art Education Assn. and will
serve in that capacity until 1958. She
was a John Hay Fellow at Yale in
1952-53 and is in Kappa Delta Pi, an
education honor society, and Delta
Kappa Gamma, a teacher's honor so-
Byrom Paden '38 is Junior high
school principal for the Newton Coun-
ty, (Ga.) Board of Education.
Ethel Delia Brock '39 is teaching
the fifth grade in DeKalb County, Ga.
and is active in her church.
Mrs, Jane Franklin Statham '40
gave birth to a new daughter, Cynthia
Coulter, on July 14 at Toledo Hospital
in Toledo, Ohio.
Al Fornarotto '40 is athletic direc-
tor and coach at P. S. 27 in Jersey
City, N. J. Al sent us Vincent But-
tiglieri who is a freshman at Oglethorpe
Mrs. Eva Goss Brewton '40 is pres-
ident of McPherson W.C.T.U. and
W.M.U. at the Capitol View Baptist
Church and is also Program Chairman
of the Fourth Ward Civic League. She
is undecided, but may return to teach-
ing in the near future.
Dr. Harold Lowry, Sr. '40 is prac-
ticing dental surgery in Cartersville,
Ga. He is also active in the U. S.
Naval Reserve in which he holds the
rank of Commander. His wife, the
former Evelyn Ellis '41, is a registered
Dental Hygienist and is a busy mother
to their two children Mary Evelyn,
14 and Harold, Jr., 12.
Tom Tillman, Jr., '41 is staff ass't.
to the Battalion Commander of the
Ga. National Guard. He is living in
Americus, Ga. with his wife and two
Gene North Dorsey '41 is making
plans now for next year's homecoming.
She is receptionist and secretary to
the Pastor of the West End Baptist
Robert T. O'Dell '41 is junior high
school counselor at Rome, Ga. He
has two children, Robert, Jr., 10 and
Peggy Anne, 8.
Al Henderson '42 is high school
principal in Watkinsville, Ga.
Rhett Pinson Sanders '43 is secre-
tary to the regional director of the
GSA — Public Buildings Service in At-
lanta. She is also active in Delta Zeta
Edna Earle Warner '44 is teaching
the first grade in Atlanta. She is also
taking extension courses from the U.
Mrs. Iva C. Blissitt '46 is a teach-
ing-principal in a rural elementary
school near Cedartown, Ga.
Mildred Cragon Daugherty '48 is a
full time mother to her three child-
ren, Patricia, 7; Francis, 4; and Me-
lissa, 2. Her hubby, Francis, is a
Dick Stoller '49 visited the campus
recently with Elmer Etiing '49. Dick
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WE'VE BEEN READING
Sidney Hyman, The American
President. New York: Harper and
Brothers, 1954. 342 pages.
Here, in a concise form, is a work
indispensable for one who seeks a full-
er understanding of the American
Presidency: the office, the institution,
and the talents needed to fill it.
It is a work characterized by in-
cisive portraits of various presidents,
by expert handling of the theme, and
by a language that is exceptional for
both clarity and crispness.
Division of Citizenship.
David Riesman, Nathan Glazer and
Reuel Denney, The Lonely Crowd.
Doubleday Anchor Books, S.95.
This book is a stimulating analysis
of our contemporary middle class pat-
terns of social behavior. Its thesis
concerns the several contemporary
agencies that are effecting a change in
the traditional American character.
In an earlier era, our society produced
individualists who took their direc-
tion from inner principles built into
them by their puritanical upbringings.
Now we are changing our ways. New
patterns ot child rearing, new teach-
ing methods, new influences from mass
media of communication all work to
produce personalities which are socia-
ally sensitized to the reactions of oth-
ers. Nowadays, we tend to take our
direction from what others are doing.
The authors indicate that both types
have their limitations. They recom-
mend their own ideal, the "autonomous
character" who is self-directed, freely
chosing when he wants to go his own
way, and when he wants to behave
like others. They maintain that only
through increased self-consciousness is
a person able to achieve in our time
the desired autonomy and freedom.
I enjoyed this book because of the
new beam of light it sheds on my own
professional concern, the practice of
teaching. It also gives me an illum-
inating way of thinking generally about
the time in which we live. Further,
it helps me think more clearly about
what I want for my children.
I have some reservations concern-
ing the authors" conclusions, neverthe-
less, I am grateful for the great quanti-
ties of liberating light shining from
Division of Community Service.
Clement A. Duran. The Program
Encyclopedia. New York: The As-
sociated Press. 1955. 600 pages, S7.95.
For those of you who have program
responsibilities, and there are few of
us who do not during our lifetimes,
this publication is a blessing. It con-
tains ideas for social life, hobbies,
crafts, arts, sports and outdoor recrea-
tion. It also explains how to plan and
execute activities for holidays, public
affairs, special events, service activi-
ties and money-raising. There are good
sections on personal growth, program
methods, organization of resources and
a speaker's bureau. In addition, there
are over one hundred pages of biblio-
graphies of other source materials. No
program or party chairman should be
without this book.
L. "Pop" Crow,
Division of Humanics.
Millard S. Everett, Ideals of Life.
New York: John Wiley and Sons. 1954.
Announced as an "introduction to
ethics and the humanities"" this book
fulfills its intentions admirably, though
the main title might better have been
The Role of Interests in Life"s Ideals.
For Everett does a commendable job in
relating interests and ideals, fixing his
attention on the theory of happiness
and concentrating his fire on those
whose happiness doctrines neglect or
overlook man"s large, but limited,
range of basic interests.
Students have expressed pleasure
and no little surprise at Everett"s full
and frank discussion of matters not
ordinarily included in similar books,
particularly such subjects as "Marriage
and Parenthood"" and "The Psychol-
ogy of Moral Training and the Theory
of Morals."" This is. thus, no book of
mere theoretical use but of practical
applicability as well, granting, of
course, the truth of the arguments pre-
sented. Alumni will find it a review
of many issues they may remember
discussing in philosophy and ethics
courses presented in an intelligent and
Division of Human
is District Manager in Columbus, Ga.
for the All-State Insurance Co.
Mrs. Frances Stribling Fancher, "49
had her third daughter on June 20 at
Emory Hospital in Atlanta.
Harvey Albea "49 is practicing law
in Doraville, Ga.
Judd Sparling "49 handles and co-
ordinates all advertising for radio sta-
tion WRMA in Montgomery, Ala. In
addition, he is active in the Lion"s
Club, United Appeal. NARTB. and
the American Assn. of Advertisers.
Jud is married to the former Rose El-
len Armstrong. They have one child.
Peter, who is 4 years old.
Paul VV. Vaughn, Jr. "49 is a store
keeper for P. W. Vaughn & Co. and
is also a cotton buyer in Williamson.
Ga. He has two children, Paul W.,
III. 3 and Dorothy D.. I 1 months old.
Henry Lanham "49 recently sold
radio station WTAM in Decatur. Ga.
He is owner and president of Republic
Broadcasting System which still owns
radio stations WiLD in Birmingham.
Ala. and WOZK in Ozark. Ala.^
Tom Aiola "50 came by to see us
in October. He has recently been pro-
moted to a liasion position with Dartel
Laboratories, a pharmaceutical firm.
Tom coordinates the Medical Research
Division with individual doctors using
his concern"s products.
Wendell Weaver "50 is teaching Eng-
lish in Rockmart. Ga. He has four
children Michele. 7; Deborah. 5; Re-
becca, 4 and Mark, 2, and is planning
for "all (children) I can feed."" Wen-
dell is a PTA officer and is director
of his church"s choir.
J. Attaway Cox "50 is the proud
father of a baby boy, Mark Conway,
born this summer.
Mrs. Paf Mueller Walichowski "51
had a baby boy, Charles Edward, on
May 26 of this year.
Charlie Reyner "5 1 dropped in to
see us a couple of weeks ago. He said
he is very impressed and pleased with
the recent face lifting of the Oglethorpe
Campus. Charlie is working with his
father in the jewelry business in Co-
lumbia, S. C. He is still footloose and
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THROUGH THE YEARS
Paul Roth "51 is teaching for the
Fulton County Board of Education.
Paul hasn't decided on a name for his
fourth baby due January 20, 1957. He
might welcome a few suggestions. He
has three children Harriet, 9; Jack, 6
and Michael, iy2. His address is 378
Seventh St., N. E., Atlanta, Ga.
Frank Jenkins, Jr. '51 has two chil-
dren, Barry Van, 5 and Phyllis An-
nette, 2 and an expected addition about
October 20. Congratulations Frank.
He is a past commander of American
Legion Post 180 in Sardis, Ga.
Mrs. Gloria Hogan Thornwell, Jr.
'52 gave birth to Edward Allison
Thornwell, III on July 21.
Norman Arnold '52 visited us re-
cently. He is working for his father
in South Carolina. At present, he is
on a special assignment in New York
Alice Wight McDonough '52 had
her first daughter, Rebecca Lee, on
July 1. She is married to Dr. L. Allen
McDonough a resident physician at
Crawford Long Hospital.
Al Burns '52 dropped by to see us
twice within a month's time. The first
visit came during some free time he
had in Atlanta while on a promotion
campaign through the southeast for
Eastern Air Lines. The second was
part of a personal pleasure week-end.
Al has won a free trip to Miami Beach
two years in a row for selling the most
package vacations for Eastern.
Elizabeth Armstrong Hutchens '52
travels from Newnan, Ga. to teach for
the Fulton County Board of Educa-
Marjorie Browne '52 became the
bride of Mr. Paul Muth last August
1 . Marjorie has worked for the Union
Carbide and Carbon Corp. since her
graduation from Oglethorpe. She first
worked at Oakridge, Tenn. in the Na-
tional Laboratory, a subsidiary of
Union Carbide. She was then trans-
ferred to the Metallurgy Division in
Niagara Falls, N. Y., where she and
her husband are living.
Anybody know of a good, used
foreign make car? Rosemary Hart-
ramph '52 is in the market for one.
Contact the Alumni Secretary and we
will pass on the information.
Gladys Scarborough Price '53 is a
fourth grade teacher in DeKalb Coun-
Mae York Westbrook '53 is teach-
ing the eighth grade in the Hickory
Flat School in Canton, Ga.
Louise Hightower Pruitt '53 is busy
keeping house and tending to 23 month
old George William Pruitt, IIL
Marie Woods Beebe '54 is teaching
at Jim Cherry elementary school near
Mrs. C. D. Arwood, Sr. '54 sent us
the first returned Roll Call sheet. She
suggests we "have a little more local
publicity." We are going to work on
that suggestion immediately, and hope
you will see the results soon.
Connie Joe Nesbit '54 is presently
connected with the C&S Bank in Buck-
head, Ga. She plans to continue in
banking as a career.
Stanley Aldridge '55 is attending
medical school m Augusta, Ga.
Shirley Harris Weingarten '55 is
teaching a fifth grade at the Rock
Springs school in Atlanta.
Margaret Woodward '55 is a chem-
ist with the Coca-Cola Company in
Al and Catherine (Ochsenfeld) Inger-
soll "56 have moved to 3636 Peachtree
Rd., N. E., Apt 5A, Atlanta, Ga. Al
is studying insurance in the evening
and working full time for the General
Insurance Co. He is presently in a
training program. Catherine is teach-
ing second grade at the Home Park
school in Atlanta. She is active in
the Teacher's Assn.
Clare Magbee '56 had her first child,
Clare Lucile, born September 2.
Clare's address is 780 Lindbergh Dr.,
N.E., Apt. J-2, Atlanta, Ga.
Joe Lee "56 is a shoe salesman for
Baker's Shoe Store in Atlanta while
awaiting acceptance to the Medical
School of Ga.
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