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Full text of "Flying Petrel, November 1956"

Vol. 13 



Published by National Oglethorpe Alumni Association, November, 1956 




Donald R. Wilson 



OPERATION FACELIFT 

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 
barracks. 

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 
more impressive. 

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 
seeded. 

Although the traffic is heavier than 
(Continued page 4 col. 3) 



DONALD R. WILSON 
IS NAMED NEW 
OGLETHORPE PRESIDENT 

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, 



Oglethorpe Receives 
$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- 



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to the school by July 1, 1957 



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Trustee Honored 

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- 
lanta. 



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 
Award. 

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 

October, 1956 
Published several times yearly by the 
National Alumni Association at Ogle- 
thorpe University, DeKalb County, Ga. 

Printed by 
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 

Flying Petrel. 

^ITORIAL 

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 
education. 

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- 
plex society. 

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- 
ent needs. 

Consequently, our curriculum is de- 
signed so that our undergrads study 
the "Great Books' for alf four years 
ind concurrently specialize in their 

Page 2 



Message irom National 
t.^ Alumni President 

Dear Alumnus, 

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- 
sibility. 

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, 

SR. 

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 
and internationally. 

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 
Student-Faculty Poll 

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- 
tively good." 

The Flying Petrel 



WILSON ANNOUNCES 
MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR 
CONSTRUCTTON PLAN 

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 
education. 

"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 
TUITION PLAN 

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 
plan. 

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 
Oglethorpe. 

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- 
plause. 



DIVISION OF HUMANICS 
HOLDS ANNUAL 
PRESCHOOL RETREAT 

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- 
ership. 

"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 
activities. 

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 
fire. 

(Continued page 5 col. 3) 

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. 



October, 1956 



Page 3 



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 
much. 



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 
to life." 

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 
school sessions. 

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- 
ment. 

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- 
daughters. 



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 
set. 

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 
over. 

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. 



Page 4 



The Flying Petrel 



BASKETBALL NEWS, 
FIRST REPORT 

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 
forward. 

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 
team man. 

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. 





BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 




1956—1957 




Oglethorpe University 


NOV 


. 26 Berry College 




28* Piedmont College* 


DEC. 


1 Sewanee University 




3' North Georgia College* 




6* Georgia State Business College' 




13* Jacksonville State Teachers College* 


JAN 


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* 


FEB. 


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 


AI 


jmni membership cards will admit holders 


to a 


1 home games free of charge. Home games 


will 


be played in the North Fulton or O'Keefe 


High 


School gymnasiums. 



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 
Teachers College. 

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. 

Let us know v/hat you think 
of this issue and how we con 
improve it in the future. 

Write or call the editor c/o 
Oglethorpe University. 



THROUGH 
THE 

YEARS 

Linton C. Hopkins '24 is selling 
real estate for Weyman & Co. in At- 
lanta. 

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 
(Continued page 6) 



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. 



October, 1956 



Page 5 



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 
school. 

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 
had." 

Mary Catherine Corley '3 1 is librar- 
ian for St. Joseph's Infirmary School 
of Nursing. 

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 
Daytona Beach. 

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 
Atlanta. 

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, 
Ga. 

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 
Southern Division. 

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 
system. 

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- 
ciety. 

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 
this year. 

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 
daughters. 

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 
Church. 

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 
Alumnae. 

Edna Earle Warner '44 is teaching 
the first grade in Atlanta. She is also 
taking extension courses from the U. 
of Ga. 

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 
manufacturer's representative. 

Dick Stoller '49 visited the campus 
recently with Elmer Etiing '49. Dick 

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Page 6 



The Flying Petrel 



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. 

Martin Abbott, 
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 
this book. 

Ben Bohnhorst, 

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 
lively fashion. 

Stanley Daugert, 
Division of Human 
Understanding. 



THROUGH 
THE YEARS 

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 
fancy free. 

(Continued page 8) 



October, 1956 



Paee 7 



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 
City. 

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- 
tion. 

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- 
ty, Ga. 

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 
Oglethorpe. 

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 
Atlanta. 

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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