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Full text of "Flying Petrel, October 1957"

EDITION 



Vol. 14 



October. \')51 



No. 3 




DR. DONALD C. AGNEW 

Alumni Dinner-Dance 

More than 100 Oglethorpe alumni 
attended a dinner-dance at the Ansley 
Golf Club on Wednesday evening. 
October 9. Guests of honor were Dr. 
and Mrs. Donald C. Agnew and Dr. 
Philip Weltner. 

Ed Miles "27, Atlanta sports writer, 
introduced guest speaker Harry Mehre, 
also an Atlanta sports writer. During 
his highly entertaining talk. Mr. 
Mehre, a former University of Geor- 
gia coach, recalled his 1929 football 
team's defeat by the Oglethorpe 
Petrels in their first game of the sea- 
son. The following week the Bulldogs 
became the first Southern team to de- 
feat a major Northern power when 
they downed Yale University. 

Alumni Association president 
Creighton Perry "37 and his wife Sara 
attended the dinner dance as did Flor- 
ence "48 and Lyall Angevine, Marshall 
"41 and Mary "43 Asher, Amarylis "39 
and Ray "40 Barnes, Don "53 and Jane 
'52 Bloemer, Odette Blumensaadt "39 
(Continued Page 3, Col. 1) 



President-Elect 
Donald C. Agnew 

l-arly in '5S our new President, Dr. 
Donald C. Agnew, will assume his 
duties at Oglethorpe on a full-time 
basis, when he will terminate his po- 
sition as Executive Secretary of the 
Commission on Colleges and Uni- 
versities of the Southern Association 
of Colleges and Secondary Schools. 
He has held that position since June, 
1955. 

Dr. Agnew"s experience includes 
two years of high school teaching and 
college teaching in Duke University 
■iiininier schools, Winthrop College. 
Lander College, Coker College and 
Oglethoriie University. During his 1 5 
years at Coker College he was suc- 
cessively professor, registrar, dean 
and president. After seven years as 
president of Coker College he came 
to Oglethorpe University as Chairman 
of the Division of Community Service. 
His teaching fields are educational 
psychology and philosophy. He holds 
an A.B. from Park College and M.A. 
and PhD. degrees from Duke Uni- 
versity. 

Born in Denver, Dr. Agnew had his 
early schooling in Delta, Colorado. 
Mrs. Agnew, the former Lucile Guil- 
len, is a member of the Oglethorpe 
faculty, teaching in Division I — Hu- 
man Understanding. They have two 
daughters, Jocelyn. 17, a freshman at 
Southwestern in Memphis, and Edith. 
12 years old. Dr. Agnew. an elder in 
the Presbyterian Church, is a member 
of the General Board of the National 
Council of Churches. 

Dr. Agnew's activity with the 
Southern Association of Colleges and 
Secondary Schools dates back for 
many years. He was formerly a mem- 
ber of the Committee on Admission 
to Membership and of the Executive 
Council of the Commission on Col- 
leges and Universities. He has been 
(Continued Page 3, Col. 2) 



Wilson Resigns 

Many alumni have shown under- 
standable concern iwer the resigna- 
tion on September 1 of Dr. Donald 
R. Wilson. The question they ask 
most is. "Why did Dr. Wilson leave 
after such a short time at Oglethorpe's 
helm?" Perhaps they recall the simi- 
larly short term of Dr. Bunting, The 
average tenure of college presidents 
is five years. 

At first glance it would appear that 
something may be amiss at Oglethorpe 
or with these men. Neither is the case. 

The trustees and staff of Oglethorpe 
University are vitally interested in 
getting top men to fill the president's 
post. I he trustees obviously have done 
a good job, for as soon as these men 
became president industry's leaders 
were drawn to them. They were offered 
positions so financially attractive that 
they could not refuse to accept. 

Much has been written about the 
immediate need for raising faculty 
salaries and the fierce competition for 
top teachers. This situation is both 
true and critical. It also applies to 
college presidents and other adminis- 
trative staff members. 

Many colleges have instituted alum- 
ni campaigns to help alleviate this 
condition. Until now, Oglethorpe has 
tried to meet this problem alone. Last 
year it was realized that outside help 
was needed urgently. Consequently, 
Oglethorpe, together with the other 
eight accredited. 4-year, non-tax sup- 
ported colleges formed the Georgia 
Foundation for Independent Colleges. 
(See other article in this issue on 
progress of this organization.) 

In addition, the NAAOU officers 
were asked to establish an annual 
"giving" campaign. The funds from 
the campaign, which will begin in the 
Spring, will be used directly and in- 
directly to retain our excellent staff 
and continue our academic eminence. 

It is regretable that we could not 
(Continued Page 2, Col. I ) 



Une Ssrlinna l-^^etrei 

Oclober, 1957 

Pub/ished s/'x Wmes a year in July. September, Oc- 
tober, January, March and April, by Oglethorpe 
University, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Printed by 
Russell & Wardlaw 

Creighton Perry '37 President 

Stephen Sclimidt '40 _ 1st V. President 
Marshall Asher '40 . 2nd V. President 

Betty Villegas '49 Sec.-Treas. 

Daniel L. Uffner, Jr., '51 Editor 



Alumni Support 

Many alumni are confused about 
when dues are payable and the year 
to which they apply. The NAAOU 
fiscal pear was changed recently to 
run from Homecoming to Homecom- 
inc To avoid confusion, the Ogle- 
thorpe Athletic Booster Club fiscal 
year runs concurrently with that of the 
NAAOU. 

You will be pleased to know that 
alumni activities have been supported 
entirely by the alumni for the past 18 
months. Previously the University has 
had to bear the deficit for these ac- 
tivities. You can be proud of this 
achievement. 

However, this has been accom- 
plished with less than 15'/, of alumni 
with known addresses contributing. 
Nationwide, the average of alumni 
giving is 33' , . 

Your officers and directors have 
developed many plans to enhance the 
progress and prestige of Oglethorpe 
University and to provide you with 
additional services, satisfaction and 
enjoyment. Some of these plans will 
require money which is not now avail- 
able. 

To the present we have received 
about SI, 250. If each of you whom 
we have contacted returns your dues, 
our treasury will boast a balance of 
over $9,000. Think of the substantial 
help this would be to education in gen- 
eral and to the total Oglethorpe pro- 
gram, and with a small individual 
burden. 

If you have not already done so. 
please join Oglethorpe "on the march" 
by sending your alumni dues now. 

Wilson Resigns (Cont.) 

keep Dr. Wilson and Dr. Bunting at 
Oglethorpe due to inadequate re- 
munerative rewards, but that is 
in the past. We CAN do something 
to prevent a recurrence by supporting 
education, the foundation of self- 
government and our American way of 
life, when we as alumni are asked to 
GIVE. 




Dr. George Seward 

Ask Industry Aid 

Dr. George C. Seward, vice-presi- 
dent of Oglethorpe University, and 
representatives of Georgia's eight other 
non-state supported, 4-year colleges, 
visited some 300 business firms last 
month to acquaint executives with a 
new plan for "free enterprise in edu- 
cation." These schools comprise the 
newly formed Georgia Foundation for 
Independent Colleges described in the 
July, 1957 Flying Petrel. 

Although most of the visitations 
are over for the present school year. 
Dr. Seward believes that industry will 
contribute at least 5100,000 this year 
to the support of independent colleges. 
If this estimate holds, Oglethorpe's 
share will approximate $10,000. The 
distribution plan for funds collected 
is that 60' , of all unrestricted gifts 
will be shared by the nine institutions, 
with the remaining 40' . prorated on 
the basis of enrollment. This arrange- 
ment does not prohibit the separate 
schools from soliciting funds indi- 
vidually. 

Dr. George B. Connell. Mercer 
I'resident and head of the Foundation, 
said early response was encouraging. 
"The response indicates deep concern 
and interest on the part of industry 
and business in the welfare of our 
private colleges," he declared, "We 
feel challenged by the support already 
given to our appeals for the resources 
we need to insure quality programs in 
our institutions." 

Dr. Wallace M. Alston, Agnes 
Scott president, explained that the 
campaign was necessitated by in- 
creasing costs, decreasing purchasing 
power of endowment incomes, and 
competition for top-flight faculty 
(Continued Next Column) 



1957-58 Student Council 
Officers Elected 

The Oglethorpe student body cre- 
ated as much spirit and enthusiasm 
during Campaign Week last May as 
a South American revolution. Officers 
for the 1957-58 Student Council were 
to be elected and the campaigners 
left no hoopla unhoopla-ed in their 
efforts to get out the vote. 

Backers of the hopefuls created 
and displayed some one hundred 
posters throughout the campus, boost- 
ing their candidate. Presidential nomi- 
nees presented their platforms to the 
students from the auditorium stage. 
One aspirant organized a bicycle-cade 
in his behalf. Another made frequent 
political speeches during class changes 
via a public address system located 
atop an automobile between Lupton 
and Phoebe Hearst Halls. 

When the smoke cleared, Ted Bay- 
ley "58 was elected president of the 
Student Council. Others elected to 
office are: MacDonald Willis "60, 
vice-president; Peggy Compton '58, 
secretary; Tom Deacon "60, treasurer; 
and Ina Foster '58, parliamentarian. 

Ted Bailey "58 Attends 
President's Conference 

Ted Bailey 58, president of the 
student body, attended a student pres- 
idents" conference held at the Uni- 
versity of Michigan in Ann Arbor 
during the second week in September. 

This was the first time one of our 
presidents took part in a meeting of 
this kind. Ted said he found the con- 
ference most enlightening, and he be- 
lieves several problems concerning 
student affairs on the Oglethorpe 
campus will be solved as a result of it. 

members. "It is important,"" he added, 
"that we undergird our private colleges 
as centers of private enterprise with 
freedom of thought and research,"' 

The crux of the message spread by 
Foundation members is that "free en- 
terprise, independent of government 
domination, is as important in edu- 
cation as anywhere else."" Spokesmen 
believe that industry"s response will 
"mean the difference between quality 
education and mediocrity in the pri- 
vate institutions that serve a vital 
role in Georgia."" 



Page 2 



The Flying Petrel 



Personnel Club 
Hears Egerlon 

"Personnel Development"' was 
approached from a new and in\ itiorat- 
ing angle by W. A. Egerton. Priifessor 
in Management Development in the 
Business Division of Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity, in a stimulating and inspiring 
talk before the Personnel Club of At- 
lanta on Tuesday evening. October 1. 

"In evaluating an employe", Mr. 
Egerton said, "consider the quality as 
well as the quantity of work per- 
formed, his time sense, the cost factor 
and how effectively he works with and 
through people."" 

He suggested a policy of non-direc- 
tive development of the indi\'idual. 
letting him realize his potential through 
self-improvement, rather than the in- 
tensive training programs so often 
instituted by management. In this con- 
nection, Mr. Egerton defined training 
as the transfer of a particular skill or 
knowledge, whereas development is 
the growth of a human being; the one 
you can do for another, the latter, only 
each of us can do for himself. 

The classical references with which 
the discourse was illuminated, in the 
opinion of one enthusiastic listener, 
was an excellent example of the Ogle- 
thorpe plan of educating the whole 
man b\ helping him in making a life 
as well as making a living. 

Dinner-Dance (Cont.) 

John '39 and Virginia Brock. Paul 
and Toinette Brown, both "37, Tommie 
Carper "37. Ed "49 and Nancv "52 
Chandler, Elizabeth "49 and Bob Cow- 
gill, Harold F. "49 and Sue Dorsen, 
Wilson "39 and Anne Franklin, Alice 
"42 and Charles Geiger, Phil '34 and 
Clyde Hildreth, Dot and Jim Hinson, 
both "49. Samuel '50 and Roslyn 
Hirsch. Dwight Horton "29. Joyce and 
Kent Hovis. both "49. Mr. and Mrs. 
Francis S. Key "38, Ralph "39 and 
Louise King, Ben "49 and Coz "48 
Lorenz, Bob "56 and Ruth Lovett, 
Stephen C. May, Jr. '49. Robert '51 
and Jacqueline McEllen, Cecil "36 
and Jeanette "38 Moon. Bob "51 and 
Jean "54 Owen. William C. Perkins 
"29. John "40 and Virginia Petosis, 
Leonard "36 and Lucille Pickard, Bert 
and Peggy Robinson, both "50, Rhett 
"43 and Spencer Sanders, Steve "40 
and Jeanne "42 Schmidt, "O.K."" "53 
and Ava '54 Sheffield, Aline '34 and 
Barney Snowden, Edgar M. Vallette 
"42, Webb "5 1 and Faye Vermilya. 
Betty "49 and Albert 'Villegas, Harry 
Wren "34 and Dan "5 1 and Louise 
Uffner. 




Dr. Agnev^ and Edith 
watch as Mrs. Agnew 
feeds member of the 
family Winky 






Agnew (Cont.) 



a consultant for 15 colleges and in 
1954 was Associate Director of the 
North Carolina Study of Presbyteriiui 
Colleges under a foimdation grant. 

In his commencement speech to 
the Oglethorpe graduating class in 
August. 1957, Dr. Agnew described 
the theme of the Oglethorpe curricu- 
lum as the relationship between hu- 
man understanding and the obligations 
of citizenship and comnumity service. 
He laid particular stress on four obli- 
gations of the scholar in American 
life: rigorous objectivity, creativity, 
ethical commitment — establishing a 
set of values about basic issues, and 
the obligation of sanity in a world 
in which it is popular to be insane. 



In assiuiiing his new duties. Dr. 
Agnew predicted a period of "vigor- 
ous advancement" for Oglethorpe. 
"Confidence in the sound future of 
Oglethorpe University makes me par- 
ticularly appreciate the honor of being 
elected its president," he stated. "I 
have watched since 1950 with en- 
thusiastic interest the development of 
the college under the leadership of 
Dr. Phillip Weltner, his associates on 
the Board of Trustees, and the faculty. 
1 became so interested that for three 
years I was a member of the faculty. 
Since that time, my work with tlie 
Southern Association of Colleges and 
Secondary Schools has given me con- 
tacts with many other colleges and 
universities. These contracts have 
made me even more sure of the need 
for. and the value of. Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity."" 



Dr. Aqnew at Presi- 
dents' Reception get- 
ting to know Ogle- 
thorp students Bob 
Loftin, Barbara Baugh 
man, Tom Deacon and 
IVIartha Laird. 




October, 1957 



Pace 3 




Marquis F. Calmes 

Hawaiian Career 

Marquis F. Calmes "21 is serving 
his first term as Third District Repre- 
sentative in the Territorial House of 
Representatives of Hawaii to which 
he was elected on November 6, 1956. 

"de La" claims the unique distinc- 
tion of having been born in Weleetka, 
Indian Territory, before Oklahoma 
became a State. He is not an Indian. 
He entered Oglethorpe in 1918, hav- 
ing graduated from Boys" High School. 
In 1919 he played on the football 
squad. In 1920 he served as secretary- 
treasurer of the Junior Class and as 
secretary-treasurer of the "O" Club. 
In 1921 he was corresponding secre- 
tary of the Debating Council, charter 
member and "Pliny"" of Le Conee So- 
ciety, a member of the B.H.S. Club 
and Yamacraw Staff, manager of the 
Track Team and Assistant Lab In- 
structor. 

After graduating from Oglethorpe 
with an A.B. in Science, he taught in 
the private and public schools of the 
Territory of Hawaii until 1924. He 
was then employed as store manager 
by the Haiku Fruit and Packing Com- 
pany. In 1931 Mr. Calmes became 
associated with the Kahului Railroad 
Company. When its Merchandise De- 
partment was sold to the A & B Com- 
mercial Company in 1950 he con- 
tinued with the latter company and is 
now manager of their Building and 
Mill Supply Department. 

In his civic life, Mr. Calmes has 
served the Territory as Prison Inspec- 
(Continued Next Column) 



James Render Terrell, Jr. 

Oglethorpe lost one of its oldest 
alumni when James Render Terrell, 
Jr. died suddenly on December 7, 
1956 of a heart attack. Render 
was a graduate of Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity of the first class, 1920, hav- 
ing then won the coat-of-arms 
sweater ,the highest academic hon- 
or of the University. While at Ogle- 
thorpe, he was elected to Phi Kap- 
pa Delta honorary scholastic 
fraternity. He was also a member 
of the Yamacraw staff. He attended 
graduate school at Columbia Uni- 
versity in 1922. While at Columbia 
he was initiated into the Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon social fraternity. 

Immediately following his grad- 
uate work at Columbia University, 
Render began a successful law 
practice in LaGrange. He was a 
member of the Troup County Bar 
Association, the Coweta Circuit 
Bar Association, the Georgia Bar 
Association and the American Bar 
Association. He served ten years 
as Chairman of the Troup County 
Democratic Committee, was elected 
to the Georgia Senate for 1933-34 
and to the House of Representa- 
tives in 1934-35. At his death, he 
was attorney for Troup County, 
having held this office since 1934. 

Born in Meriwether County, he 
was a son of the late Judge James 
Render Terrell, Sr. of the Coweta 
Judicial Circuit and a solicitor of 
that circuit. He was nephew of 
the late Joseph M. Terrell, Gov- 
ernor of Georgia and U. S. Senator, 
and a brother of Joel H. Terrell, a 
prominent attorney of Warrenton 
in his lifetime. 

Render is survived by his wife, 
the former Nellie Faye Camp of 
Lawrenceville; two daughters. 
Misses Faye and Mary Terrell; his 
mother, Mrs. J. R. Terrell, Sr. of 
Greenville; and four sisters. 



tor, as first Maui member of the 
Board of Regents of the University of 
Hawaii, on the Board of Public Wel- 
fare, and as Census Enumerator. He 
has been prominent in Republican 
circles as well as in a wide variety 
of conmiunity activities including the 
Boy Scouts of America from whom he 
received the Silver Beaver award in 
1936, the American Red Cross, the 
Maui County Fair and Racing Asso- 
ciation and the Chamber of Com- 
merce. A Mason and life member of 
Delta Sigma Phi, Mr. Calmes is an 
(Continued Next Column) 




J. Render Terrell 



Dr. Cressy Addresses 
U. N. Council 

"How Effective Is the United Na- 
tions in Settling World Disputes?"' 
was the subject of Dr. Cheever Cressy 
when he spoke at the meeting of the 
United Nations Council of Atlanta 
on April 26. 

Dr. George Seward 
Is Guest Speaker 

Dr. George C. Seward, vice-presi- 
dent and Dean of Faculty, spoke be- 
fore the United Church Women of 
Atlanta on May 3, when they cele- 
brated their annual May Fellowship 
Day. The theme of the meeting was 
"Free Schools in a Free America." 

The program stressed that school 
problems are problems of the people. 
If they are to be solved, the citizenry 
must have an intelligent understand- 
ing of what confronts them. 

active member of the Church of the 
Good Shepherd, where he has served 
as Vestryman for over 20 years and 
is a past Senior Warden. 

Since his graduation, "de La"" has 
visited his Alma Mater five times. His 
home is at 352 Puunene Avenue, 
Kahului, Maui, Hawaii. 

The elder of his two daughters, Jane 
"45, attended Oglethorpe and is mar- 
ried to George M, Talbott "43. They 
also live on Maui in the Hawaiian 
Islands. 



Page 4 



The Flying Petrel 



Will Petrels Win? 

Coach Garland Pinholster, entering 

his second year as Petrel head coach, 
expects his basketball squad to pro- 
vide Oglethorpe's first winning season 
in several years. He confidently pre- 
dicts they will take the decision in at 
least 14 contests of a 21 -game sched- 
ule, compared with last year's 8-12 
won-loss record. 

Supporting his confidence, six of 
last year's eight lettermen have re- 
turned this Fall. After a slow start in 
the past season, these boys improved 
rapidly and won four of their last six 
games. Additional help has arrived in 
the form of junior John Mobley, a 
6" 5" graduate of Young Harris 
Junior College, and two promising 
freshmen. Furthermore, the squad is 
starting this season knowing the 
system that will be used. Last year 
they had to learn from scratch. 

Finally — but perhaps most im- 
portant in the close games — Pin- 
holster says; "The support of the 
Booster Club seems to have given the 
boys a shot in the arm for they are 
working much harder this year and 
their spirit and attitudes have im- 
proved appreciably." 

Vying for right forward slot will be 
returning letterman Scott Shamp. a 
6' 3" sophomore, and John Mobley. 
To date, reserves are lacking for the 
positions of left forward and center 
held by lettermen Donn Sullivan, 6" 
3" sophomore, and Eddie Starnes, 6' 
3" senior, respectively. 

Billy Carter 5' 11" junior who re- 
ceived a trophy last year for the "Best 
Individual Effort." has the left guard 
job nailed down. Right guard is an- 
other story: Bruce Hauck, 5' 11" 
senior, will be fighting for his position 
against four aspirants. Jimmy Clower. 
5' 10" senior, unable to play last year 
due to an automobile accident, is in 
strona contention, as is freshman 
Wayne Dobbs, also 5" 10". Dobbs 
captained the Campbell High School 
of Smyrna, Ga. team in his junior and 
senior years and is a "valuable addi- 
tion to the squad." Joe Sewell, a 6' 1" 
sophomore southpaw, played on two 
high school championship teams, but 
has yet to fulfill his college potential. 
Also in contention for a right guard 
assignment is dark horse John Powell, 
a 5' 11" freshman. 

A spirited 3-week Fall conditioning 
period has been completed and formal 
practice has begun. The first game 
will be played against Georgia State 
on December 2 at 8:00 p.m. at 
O'Keefe High School gymnasium. 
Plan to be there to help the Petrels 
off to a winning season. 





B.ASKETBALL SCHEDL LE 






1957 — 1958 








Ojjlelhorpe Universit.v 




■DEC 


2 


Georgia State 


Home 




4 


Mercer University 
(Homecoming game) 


Home 






(Business meeting of Ogl 


efhorpe 






Aihletic Booster Club) 






7 


Berry College 


Rome 




10 


Jacksonville St. College 


Jacksonville 




14 


University of Chattanooga Home | 


JAN 


7 


Mercer University 


Macon 




\0 


Valdosto State 


Home 




13 


Piedmont College 


Home 




15 


Nortfi Georgia College 


Dohlcnega 




17 


U. of Chattanooga 


Chattanooga 




22 


College of Charleston 


Charleston 




24 


Georgia State 


There 




27 


Newberry College 


Home 




29 


Berry College 


Home 


FEB, 


1 


Jacksonville State College 


Home 




7 


Athens College 


Athens, Ala 




12 


North Georgia College 


Home 




15 


Piedmont College 


Demorest 




19 


Athens College 


Home 




21 


Valdosto State College 


Valdosto 




24 


College of Charleston 


Home 


• All home games will be played 


at O'Keefe 


High 


School Gym unless unforseen co 


nflicts arise. 


Ga.ne t 


me is 8:00 p.m. 





lOiiitnif 



Boosters' Dinner-Game 

The next Oglethorpe Athletic 
Booster Club banquet meeting will be 
held in the O'Keefe High School cafe- 
teria at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 
December 4. The Mercer-Petrel bas- 
ketball game will be played after the 
dinner at 8:30 p.m. in the O'Keefe 
gymnasium. Coach Frank Anderson 
plans to attend. Our boys are going 
to need a lot of moral support to win 
this one. Let's give it to them. 

Boosters will be interested to know 
that four students who attended Ogle- 
thorpe University last year would not 
now be able to do so without the time- 
ly help of the newly formed OABC. 
Three of the four were married dur- 
ing the Summer. This added responsi- 
bility coupled with Oglethorpe's first 
tuition increase in over ten years led 
to an extremely difficult financial sit- 
uation for these boys. Thanks to the 
OABC, they are continuing their 
much-desired education. 

All male alumni whose addresses 
are known have received an invitation 
to join the Booster Club, formed to 
promote physical education, intra- 
mural activities and varsity sports at 
Oglethorpe. 

The enthusiastic response of the 
alumni thus far has been gratifying, 
and additional applications will be 
welcome. 

Beginning this season, only OABC 
membership cards will be honored at 
the gate for free admission to all home 
basketball games. Join the OABC — 
dues can be paid at the December 4 
banquet meeting. There will be no 
fund solicitation, but each will be 
asked to pay for his own dinner — 
not to exceed SI. 50. For reservations, 
write or call Jim Hinson. 1508 Hop- 
kins Terrace, N. E., Atlanta 5 — 
MElrose 6-3730. 



Dr. Martin Abbott, Division II, has 
written an article entitled "The First 
Shot at Fort Sumter" which was pub- 
lished in the March, 1457 issue of 
Civil War History. Dr. Abbott stales 
that "lliis is an article which concerns 
itself with the dispute which has per- 
sisted through the years over the 
question of whether the Virginian Ed- 
iiuind Ruffin actually fired the 'first 
shot of the Civil War'." 

Dr. Abbott, who has dt)ne con- 
siderable research on this period of 
American history, and "using all avail- 
able evidence from those who wit- 
nessed the affair, comes to the con- 
clusion that the first blow against Fort 
Sumter on April 12. 1861, was struck 
by someone other than Ruffin." This 
conclusion, supported by strong argu- 
ments, is opposed to that of the ma- 
jority of textbooks now being used in 
colleges and high schools. 

Dr. Bieler Re-elected 

Dr. Arthur Bieler, professor of 
languages at Oglethorpe University, 
has been re-elected president of the 
Georgia Chapter of the American As- 
sociation of Teachers of French. 

Eleven Join Duchesses 

Eleven Oglethorpe University coeds 
have been invited to join the Duchess 
Club, a women's honor society. 

Students are selected for member- 
ship on the basis of "outstanding scho- 
lastic records and dynamic participa- 
tion in extra-curricular activities." 

The honored coeds include: Cath- 
erine Leonard, 1284 Piedmont Ave., 
N. E., Atlanta; Rosalie Young, 6615 
Glenridue Dr.. N. E.. Atlanta; Ann 
McCallum, 134 Scott Blvd., Decatur; 
Mary Anne Sharp, 231 Geneva St., 
Decatur; Bette Schuenemann. 2239 
Candler Rd.. Chamblee; Kittv Kincaid. 
2834 Sylvan Rd.. East Point; Sydney 
Mobley^ 559 Atlanta St.. Powder 
Springs; Anne McGeady. Duluth; 
Janne Jolley, Cartersville; Pat Daniel. 
Fitzgerald; and Shirley Benefiel, for- 
merlv of Atlanta, now of Alderson. W. 
Va. ' 

Officers of the Duchess Club are: 
President. Pat Baker. 418 Lake Dr.. 
Hapeville; vice-president, Ann Klein, 
319 Peachtree Ave., N. E., Atlanta; 
and reporters Ann McCallum, Decatur 
and Pat Daniel, Fitzgerald, Ga. 



October, 1957 



Page 5 



Good or Evil o 
Up to Youth, R 

By BILL PICKERING 

The jdllou'ing article appeared in 
the November 1, 1957 Atlanta journal. 
Mr. Rich, an Oglethorpe trustee, offers 
a point of view often expressed by bus- 
iness and political leaders in recent 
months. 

Mankind faces greater opportunities 
for good than at any other time in his- 
tory, an Atlanta business executive de- 
clared here Thursday. But the oppor- 
tunities for evil are equally great, he 
warned. 

Richard H. Rich, president of Rich's, 
Inc., told an assembly of Georgia State 
College students they are living in a 
■"marvelous and unexplored universe." 

"The opportunities ahead for both 
good and evil are greater than at any 
time since the beginning of civiliza- 
tion." he said. 



NEW DEVELOPMENTS in the 
electronics, chemical and nuclear fields 
offer "great new frontiers" for man- 
kind, Mr. Rich predicted. But how they 
are used will determine whether they 
are blessings, he added. 

"The atom is a gift of God," Mr. 
Rich said. But it is up to the I'resent 
generation to decide whether the atom 
will create a "new earth" or a "ghastly 
hell," he said. 

Mr. Rich told the students he be- 
lieves automation would be as import- 
ant a development in the second half 
of the 20th century as mass production 
was in the first half. 

Through the use of machines, fac- 
tory work which required an hour in 
1900 now requires only 23 minutes to- 
day and will require only 15 minutes 
in 1975, he said. 

But the increased use of machines 
won't mean more unemployment, he 
said. 

"Instead, I believe the number of 
jobs will increase," he declared. "Auto- 
mation will increase the opportunities 
for women because less physical 
strength will be required." 



MR. RICH URGED the students to 
study "the science of human relations" 
if they would be successful in the busi- 



f Atom 
ich Says 



ness world. People are more important 
than things and ideas are more import- 
ant than gadgets, he said. 

The human being is more important 
"than anything anybody can make or 
sell or buy," he declared. 

Mr. Rich said finding a job he likes 
should be the student's standard for 
selecting a vocation. Select a job 
where "you can make a game out of 
work," one that gives you "a sense of 
accomplishment" and "an inner glow," 
he advised. 



Management 
Development Courses 

The Business Division of Oglethorpe 
University began the first of the 1957- 
58 series of night courses in Manage- 
ment Development, led by W. A. 
Egerton, on Monday evening, October 
21, to run for six weeks. The next 6- 
week course is scheduled tentatively 
to begin January 20. Registration can 
be handled by mail or in person 
through the Registrar, Oglethorpe 
University, Atlanta. 

The course designed for top and 
middle management personnel, will 
emphasize the following subjects: Per- 
ception, the psychology of behavior, 
motivation, communication, delega- 
tion, the four functions of manage- 
ment — to plan, organize, integrate 
and measure, the eight types of group 
leadership, ai'praisal and development. 

Summer School 
Attendance Up 

Mrs. Marjorie MacConnell, Ogle- 
thorpe University registrar, announced 
217 students enrolled in the first 
session of the summer program which 
began on Monday, June 17, and con- 
tinued for five weeks through July 19. 

Fifty-tour regular students of 
which thirteen received degrees in 
August 1957, are included in the total. 
This is a record number of regular 
students in summer school attendance 
and a 270' < increase over last year. 



Through The Years 

Mrs. Claude C. Mason, mother of 
Mrs. Grace Mason Tanksley '25, died 
May 22, 1957. 

Dr. George .\. Holloway '28 has 

been elected first vice-president of the 
board of managers of the alumni as- 
sociation. Medical College of Georgia. 

Miss Rosa Mae Lovetfe '28 died 
May 15, 1957 following a lengthy ill- 
ness. Miss Lovette, formerly a teacher, 
had been retired from the Atlanta 
School System. 

C. Clifton White '28, who helped 
"plant' 'cross-country poles for the 
Georgia Power Company while he at- 
tended Oglethorpe, is now superin- 
tendent of all linemen in the Atlanta 
division of the Company. This di- 
vision extends from Marietta to Stone 
Mountain and from Newnan to Al- 
pharetta. 

Mrs. Frederick W. Benteen, mother 
of Mrs. Mary Louise Benteen Steves 
'31, died April 14. Mrs. Steves is liv- 
ing at 3303 S. Braeswood Blvd., 
Houston, Texas. 

Luke Appling '32 is in the electrical 
appliance business in Sandy Springs, 
Ga. This is his second year out of 
baseball since he left the Oglethorpe 
campus to join the Atlanta Crackers 
in 1930. He went on to break all 
baseball endurance records by playing 
2,2 1 8 games before stepping down 
after 20 years with the Chicago White 
Sox. 



Two Ahiiiiiii Honored 
With Life Memberships 

Judge Tom Camp '25 and Dr. 
Frank McCormack '25 have become 
life-time members of the NAAOU 
for being in the earliest class repre- 
sented at Homecoming Day, 1957. 

The honor was instigated by the 
1955-56 executive comittee, and 
John H. Goff '20 was the first re- 
cipient on Homecoming Day 1956. 



teacher J ^n ^c 



cruicc 

Mrs. Marjorie MacConnell regis- 
trar announced the start of Saturday 
teachers-in-service classes offered by 
Oglethorpe University. 

i:c four courses included in th ~ 
first session, which runs from October 
12 through February 1, are Cultural 
Anthropology, Nature Study, Chil- 
dren's Literature and Seminar in 
Problems of Education. 77 teachers 
are enrolled in these classes. 



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The Flying Petrel 



THROUGH THE YEARS 




From left: Mary Jane Leslie, Betty Villegas, Albert Villegas, Dot Hinson, Jim Hinson. Steve 
Schmidt, Jean Henderson, (yawning?), Peggy Robinson, Grace Albert Jones, Herb Leslie at 
Alumni Dinner Dance. 



Rufu.s S. Brown '32, Gainesville. 
Ga.. an agent for the Railway Express 
Agency, is active in the Chamber of 
Commerce, secretary of the local 
Lion"s Club, deacon in the First Bap- 
tist, and a Mason. He has two sons. 
Rufus, 17 and David. 10. 

Jes Ray Johnston "34 organized his 
own architectural firm in Marietta. 
Georgia last year after some 20 years 
experience designing residential and 
commercial structures. The alumni 
files show that he is the only alumnus 
who is engaged in this type of work. 

Ed Copeland "36, Norcross, early 
in August was elected president of the 
Southeastern Football Association. 
_...Mrs. Lexie J. Floyd "37 this summer 
moved into a new home at 900 Falcon 
Dr., S.W., Atlanta. The Floyds have 
a 19-year-old son who is a pre-dental 
student at Emory. 

Harold Turpin "38 of Tucker, Ga. 
has been elected to the Board of Di- 
rectors of the Kiwanis Club. 

Mrs. Mary Joscy Gordon "39 is 

president of the Decatur Better Films 
Committee. 

Miss Bernice Jones '39 has retired 
after 40 years of service at Hapeville's 
College Street School, including 19 
years as principal .She plans to indulge 
herself more fully in her hobbies of 
gardening and playing the piano and 
violin. 



J. Triictf Brooksher "40, of Gaines- 
ville, Ga.. a veteran FBI agent since 
1942, died July 20 following an opera- 
tion. He had spent the past five years 
in the Gainesville district handling 
cases in northeast Georgia, having 
previously worked in the Baltimore, 
Newark and Atlanta divisions. Born 
in Auburn, he was a graduate of the 
Atlanta Law School, Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity and the University of Georgia, 
where he received A.B., LL.B. and 
M.A. degrees. 

Bertha Fairchith "40 of Albanv is 
principal of the Highland .Avenue 
School, a member of Alpha Delta 
Kappa Sorority, and has served twice 
on professional textbook committees. 

KImer George "40, aggressive and 
immensely able city manager of Grif- 
fin, Ga.. has been chosen as executive 
director of the Georgia Municipal As- 
sociation, a key instrument for solving 
municipal headaches. Elmer George 
is a student of city problems and a 
man acutely interested in solving 
those problems. 

C. Philip Scales "41 and his wife, 
the former Jean Mulder "41, with their 
daughters. Phylis, Irene and Doris, 
have returned to Atlanta after several 
years in Nashville. They are making 
their home at 4955 Powers Ferrv 
Road, N.W. 

Dr. John T. Goldthwait 43. 

former faculty m ember of 
Oglethorpe University, received the 
degree of Doctor of Philosphv from 
Northwestern Universitv on June 17. 



Dr. Goldthwait and his wife, the for- 
mer Be'ty Benefield of Atlanta, with 
their 8V2-year-old son, Christopher, 
are residing in Sacremento, Cal. He 
is on the staff of the University of 
California at the Davis, Cal. campus. 

Rudy Home '43 has joined the 
s;i|js staff of Muse's in Atlanta. 

Uillivim H. laver "4S. East Pomt. 
is principal of the Maple Street School 
in College Park, Ga. 

Charles VVeltner '48 is out of the 

Armv and is now a partner in the law 
firm of Currie. McGhce & VVeltner, 
Atlanta. 

Eniniette Harve\ .Mbea 49 of 

Anniston, Ala. was appointed for a 
4-year term as judge oi the Calhoun 
County Juvenile and Domestic Re- 
lations Court on June I. 

Jim and Dot Hinson '49 took a 
week's vacation in Clearwater, Fla. 
after O'Keefe High School closed for 
the summer. Debra, their IS month 
old daughter, had a thoroughly en- 
joyable first-time experience in the 
Gulf of Mexico. 

Martha .\nn Merck "49 became 
Mrs. William Hastings Nash on August 
3. The couple reside in an apartment 
at 117 Crescent Court Drive in De- 
catur. 

Robert L. Boggus. Jr. "49, Atlanta, 
married Charlotte Purdie of East 
Point on September 20. He is em- 
ployed by Georgia Art Supply Com- 
pany. 

Albert B. Drake '50. Atlanta, and 
his wife have a baby girl, Pamela 
Grace, born March 4, 1957. 

Mrs. Herbert L. Ellis 51, .Atlanta, 
is now a member of Westminster 
Schools faculty. 

Bleeker Totten '5 I is now employed 
in the Patent Department of Union 
Carbide Corporation. New York. 

Hilda Haver Goodelman 52 and 

her husband Alan are the proprietors 
of Alan's Photography at the Clair- 
mont and North Decatur Plaza Shop- 
ping Center. They live in Decatur. 

Nancy Speicher "52 of Evanston, 
111. was married this summer to RCAF 
Lt. Ronald Gordon Ashford from II- 
fracombe. Devon, England. They are 
residing in Portland, Ore. until next 
spring, when they go to England. 



October, 1957 



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THROUGH THE YEARS 




Captain Carlos "Jud" Lively Jr. 

Capt. Carlos J. Lively, Jr. '52 of 

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. recently was as- 
signed to Fort Stewart, Ga. Chaplain 
Lively, whose wife, Mary, lives in 
Hinesville, Ga., entered the Army in 
1945 and was last stationed in Green- 
land. After graduating from Ogle- 
thorpe, he attended Southeastern Bap- 
tist Theological Seminary, Wake 
Forest, N. C. where he graduated in 
1955. 



Betty Brumbelow '53, was married 
to Edwin Brantley O'Quinn of Jesup, 
Ga., on June 7. Betty is teaching at 
Northside Hisih School in Atlanta and 



Mr. O'Quinn is a teacher and coach 
in the same school. 

Dave Fischer "53 is research as- 
sociate with Nejelski, market analysts 
in New York City. 

Mrs. O. K. Sheffield succumbed to 
a heart attack and died on July 3 1 at 
Fort Pierce, Florida. She is survived 
by her sons O. K. "53, and Ernie '41 
and daughter Frances '45. 

Betty Watkins "53, was married to 
William Kessler of Oswego, N. Y., 
on September 1, 1956 at St. Paul's 
Church in Alexandria, Va. The couple 
are now residinc at Maryvale Court, 
Apt. 17-12, 12'"Sinda Drive, Cheek- 
towaga, N. Y. 

Mariha Grant Likins '54 is living 
in Worcester, Mass. and helps in 
serving t h e Covenant Methodist 
Church while her husband ""BiH" com- 
pletes his work on Doctor of Theolo- 
gy at Boston University. 

Su Ellen Wells Bray '55, married 
Stptember 8, 1956 to" Lt. jg Larry 
E. Bray, now has a daughter, Robin, 
born August 14. 1957. The Brays 
live in Jacksonville, Fla. 

Joe E. White "56 of Atlanta recent- 
ly completed the 8-week clerk-typist 
course at the Army's Armor Training 
Center at Fort Knox, Ky. He was em- 
ployed as plant manager with Green- 
wood Industries, Inc. before entering 
the Army last April. Joe received 
basic combat training at Fort Ben- 
nine, Ga. 



Pearl Conaway '57 of Atlanta, en- 
joyed a 15-day trip this summer to 
Yellowstone National Park, the Grand 
Canyon, Reno, San Francisco and 
Los Angeles, where she saw Jane 
Withers in her home. She is now teach- 
ing third grade in Norcross Elemen- 
tary School. 

Branton Eason, Jr. "57 of Conyers 
married Patricia Fuller '59 of At- 
lanta on July 27. The couple are now 
living in Alexandria, Va. Branton is 
associated with Crawford & Co. in 
Washington, D. C. 

Claude F. Ferrell, Jr. '57 died on 
September 25. At the time of his 
graduation in June he was living with 
his parents at 1230 Piedmont Ave., 
N.E., Atlanta. 

Frances Shedd '57 and David G. 
Fisher '57 were married in June. Dave 
is employed by WLWA-TV. an At- 
lanta television station. Frances works 
for Retail Credit Company. They live 
at 2640 N. Druid Hills Rd., N.E. 

Marcia Hiatt '57 is working in the 
Admissions Office at Ohio State Uni- 
versity in Columbus. 

Billy Wilson Carter, a junior at 

Oglethorpe, and Gayle Langley "60 

were married on September 6. They 
have an apartment at 4138 Caldwell 
Rd.. N.E., Atlanta. 

Sandra Langley '60 of Decatur was 
married in June, 1957 to Michael 
Pruett, presently a sophomore at Ogle- 
thorpe from Mobile, Ala. 



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