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Full text of "Flying Petrel, October 1958"

EDITION 



Vol. 41 



Published by National Oglethorpe Alumni Association, October, 1958 



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Dinner-Dance Set for Nov. 1 



Corporations Help Alumni 
Give Two for One 

Many Oglethorpe University alumni 
have the opportunity of giving twice 
as much money as before for the sup- 
port of the NAAOU program with no 
additional personal expense. This 
seeming paradox is the result of the 
Corporate Alumnus Giving Program 
which some 40 American corporations 
now have in effect to help institutions 
oi liiglici learning. 

The Program, established by Gen- 
eral Electric Co., consists of corpora- 
tions matching contributions (up to 
S2,000) which employees give their 
alma maters. 

If you are employed by one of the 
following companies which are current- 
Iv participating in the Program, please 
note this on your check. 

Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp., 
Bank of New York, Whitney Blake 
Co., Bonwit Teller, Burlington Indus- 
tries, Godfrey L. Cabot, Inc., Camp- 
bell Soup Co., Canadian General 
Electric Co., Cleveland Electric Illum- 
inating Co. 

Continental Oil Co., Dow Chemical 
Co., Draper Corp., W. T. Grant Co., 
General Electric Co., B. F. Goodrich 
Co., Gulf Oil Corp., Hewlett-Packard 
Co., Hill Acme Co., J. M. Huber Corp., 
Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., Kaiser 
Steel Corp., Walter Kidde and Co. 

Koiled Kords, Inc., Lehigh Port- 
land Cement Co., Manufacturers Trust 
Co., National Distillers Products Corp., 
Owen-Corning Fiberglass Corp., Pann- 
salt Chemicals Co., Reliable Electric 
Co., Scott Paper Co., Smith, Kline & 
French Laboratories, Tektronix, Inc., 
Wallingford Steel Co., Warner Bros. 
Co., John Wiley & Sons, Young and 
Rubicam, Deering Millikan & Co., S. 
C. Johnson & Sons, O'Sullivan Rubber 
Corp, 



Plans are set for the second annual Alumni Dinner-Dance which will he 
held at the Hellenic Center in Atlanta on Saturday, November I at 7 PM. At 
least 200 alumni, double the number last year, are expected to attend. 

The first function of this type was 
held at the Ansley Golf Club where ca- 
pacity was limited to just over 100 
people. Response was considerably 
greater than anticipated and many 
alumni were disappointed when they 
were informed that all tickets had been 
sold. 



believes the Hellenic Center will be 
large enough to hold all alumni and 
their guests who want to attend. 

The social hour begins at 7 PM and 
dinner will be served at 8. An orchestra 
will play from 9 to 12 for your listen- 
ing and dancing pleasure. 

For tickets (84.00 per person) call 
Mrs. Albert (Betty Rae Olds) Villesas 
'49 at CE 3-3851 or write her at 7'3 1 
Darlington Circle, N.E.. Atlanta 5, 
Georgia. 



Humanics Retreat 

The fourth annual pre-school hu- 
manics retreat was held at Hard Labor 
Creek State Park for three days, be- 
ginning Friday, September 12. 

Oglethorpe is the only college in the 
Southeastern area which offers this 
youth leadership training program. 

Mr. L. "Pop" Crow, resident ad- 
ministrator of the American Humanics 
Foundation, announced that the meet- 
ing will enable students to "get 
acquainted with humanics and the 
University, get the student Humanics 
Assn. underway for the year, gain 
esprit de corps, and have an enjoyable 
time." 



DR. COHEN RECEIVES 
$20,700 RESEARCH GRANT 

A research grant of S20,700 has 
been awarded Oglethorpe University 
by the National Science Foundation. 
Dr. Arthur L. Cohen, Professor of Bi- 

OiL'^_y, vviii uiiV,CL liiv iw.">v-aidi jjiv.7ju^-i. 

The grant will be used for a study, with 
the aid of an electron microscope, of 
the effect of physical factors on devel- 
opment. 

This project is a continuation of one 
which Dr. Cohen has carried on at 
Oglethorpe for several years under the 
auspices of the American Cancer So- 
ciety and the National Science Founda- 
tion. In 1956, he received a Guggen- 
heim Fellowship which allowed him to 
study for a year in Holland. Germany, 
and Switzerland to further this research. 

Dr. Cohen received his A. B. degree 
from Stanford University in 1937, and 
his M. A. and Ph. D. degrees from 
Harvard University in 1939"and 1940. 
He has been on the faculty of Ogle- 
thorpe University since 1947. 



Converse College Dean Addresses 
Oglethorpe University Seniors 

Dr. Elfred C. Morgan, Dean of 
Administration at Converse College, 
delivered the convocation address at 
Oglethorpe University's Opening of 
College and Senior Capping Ceremony 
on September 18. 

This event was one of the highlights 
of Orientation Week. 



ZJhe Iriuina J-^ctrel 

October, 1958 

Published %efen fpmes a ycor in July, Seplember, Oc- 
tober, ioTwiary, March, Apri/ end May by Oglethorpe 
\ir\\v&ti\\y , Atlanta, Georgia. 

Printed by 
Russell & Wardlaw 

Creighton Perry '37.- President 

Stephen Schmidt '40..^. 1st V. President 
Howard Thranhardt '35 ... 2nd V. Pres. 

O. K. Sheffield '53 -- 3rd V. President 

Betty Villegas '49. Treasurer 

Tommie Carper '37 Secretary 

Daniel L. Uffner, Jr., '51 Editor 



APPLICATIONS FOR 
FRESHMAN CLASS 

Alumni who have sons or daughters 
who desire to enter Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity in September, 1959, should 
have them file their applications by 
mid-term of their senior year at high 
school. 

Inquiries from high school seniors 
showing an interest in Oglethorpe are 
some 300 per cent over last year at 
this time. It now appears that dormi- 
tory space may not meet the demand 
for the coming year. 

Specific information about entrance 
into Oglethorpe is being given at "col- 
lege days" in high schools in Georgia, 
Florida, North Carolina, and South 
Carolina during the Fall Quarter. In- 
formation bulletins are made available 
at these meetings or will be mailed up- 
on request. 

All requests should be directed to 
Dean George C. Seward, Oglethorpe 
University, Ga. His office can be 
reached by telephone at CE 3-6772. 



Campus NEA 
Chapter Formed 

A student National Education Asso- 
ciation has been organized at Ogle- 



thorpe this 
teachers. 



year for prospective 



Frequent seminars will be held at 
which teaching problems and their so- 
lutions will be aired. 

The first seminar consisted of a 
panel discussion, on October 17, with 
Oglethorpe professors taking part. They 
explained the ideals of education and 
the Oglethorpe Plan. 

Page 2 



1958-1959 STUDENT 
BODY IS TOPS 

Scholastically, Oglethorpe Universi- 
ty has the strongest student body it has 
had in many years, perhaps stronger 
than it has ever had. 

This situation has been brought 
about by a strict enforcement of higher 
admission standards for the past two 
years. 

As a result of this policy, classes 
are livelier, and the school spirit of 
faculty members and students is higher. 
Our students take pride in the fact 
that Oglethorpe now has one of the 
toughest admissions standards in the 
State of Georgia. 

As we expected, our total enrollment 
has decreased during this same span 
of years, even though applications for 
admission have risen considerably. 
This year, we accepted approximately 
two of every three applicants. 

In previous issues of THE FLYING 
PETREL you have read of our plans 
for expansion. We are pointing toward 
a goal of 600 students which we intend 
to reach within ten years, but not at 
the expense of quality in the classroom 
or in the student body. 

Our plans for attaining this number 
include hiring Mike Murphey last 
February for full-time student recruit- 
ment, upping the appeal of our litera- 
ture, a limited amount of advertising, 
increasing the amount and coverage of 
news releases and public relations, and 
urging our students to write and talk 
with their high school friends about 
Oglethorpe. 

We invite you to join in this expan- 
sion program by talking to parents of 
high school students, and to the stu- 
dents, too, about the advantages of an 
Oglethorpe University education. You 
will be talking about one of the finest 
educational institutions in the nation. 

We have discovered that personal 
contact of this sort is more convincing 
to students and parents than all of the 
other methods combined. 

For more information, have them 
write, call or come by to see Dean 
George C. Seward, Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity, Atlanta, Ga. 

Make it a point to mention "Ogle- 
thorpe University" everyday. 



Oglethorpe University 
Student Officers for 1958-59 

STUDENT COUNCIL 

President, Billy Carter . Atlanta. Georgia 

Vice President. Joe Duckwortti Albion. Michigan 
Secretary, Pennye Wilson , , . , Chamblee. Georgia 
Treasurer, Lee Barrett Dallas. Georgia 

Parliamentarian. Gail Garwes Savannah. Georgia 

SENIOR CLASS 

President. Sydney Mobley Powder Springs. Ga. 
Vice President, Floyd Hopkins Atlanta. Georgia 
Secretary. Gall Garwes . . Savannah. Georgia 
Treasurer, Jack Etheridge Atlanta, Georgia 

Parliamentarian, Bill Christian Jacksonville, Pla. 
Honor Committee, Harris Kandel Savannah. Ga. 
Honor Court, Shirley Dalgoff . . , Savannah, Ga, 

JUNIOR CLASS 

President. Francine Klein Atlanta. Georgia 

Vice President. Dan Troy . , Atlanta, Georgia 
Secretary, Barbara Ramsden . . Lithonia. Georgia 
Treasurer. Robert Doyal Atlanta, Georgia 

Parliamentarian. Charles O. Jackson Atlanta, Ga. 
Honor Committee, Joe S. Alexander Columbus, 

Ga. 
Honor Court. Nancy T. Calhoun Atlanta, Georgia 

SOPHOMORE CLASS 

President, Robin Wynn Hazlehurst. Georgia 

Vice President. Marc Weinberg New York City 
Secretary, Barbara Baughman Atlanta, Georgia 
Treasurer. Wayne Dobbs . Smyrna, Georgia 
Parliamentarian. Joe Harb Atlanta. Georgia 

Honor Committee, Eddie Rogers Atlanta. Georgia 
Honor Court, Martha Laird . Atlanta. Georgia 
Tony Paredes 

LeCONTE SOCIETY 

President. Joe Green Forest Park. Georgia 

Vice President, Joe Alexander Columbus. Georgia 
Secretary, Harold Adair , . Dallas. Georgia 

Treasurer. Jack Etheridge , Atlanta, Georgia 

BOAR'S HEAD 

President. Jack Etheridge Atlanta, Georgia 

Vice President. Joe Green Forest Park. Georgia 

DUCHESS CLUB 

President. Sydney Mobley Powder Springs, Ga. 
Vice President, Pennye Wilson Chamblee. Georgia 
Secretary. Gail Garwes . Savannah, Georgia 

Treasurer, Francine Klein Atlanta, Georgia 

Parliamentarian, Patricia Daniel Fitzgerald. Ga. 

OGLETHORPE PLAYERS 

President, Anna Hamilton Meridian. Mississippi 
Business Mgr,, Barbara Ramsden Lithonia. Ga. 
Stage Manager. Jimmy Griffin Savannah, Ga. 

YAMACRAW 

Editor. Tom Deacon Clarkston, Georgia 

STORMY PETREL 

Editor. Bob Booker Gadsden. Alabama 

Business Manager, Joe Alexander Columbus. Ga. 

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITEE 

Chairman, Harris Kandel .. Savannah, Georgia 

HONOR COURT 
Chairman, Joe Green Forest Park, Georgia 

HONOR COMMITTEE 
Chairman. Bob Loftin , . . Montgomery, Alab::ma 

CHAPEL COMMITTEE 
Chairman, Eugene Bales Atlanta. Georgia 

TOASTMASTERS CLUB 

President, Bob Martin Savannah. Georgia 
Vice President. Mary Pool St. Simons Island, Ga. 
Treasurer. Penny Jones Manning. S.C. 

LITERARY MAGAZINE 

Editor. Caroline Hancock , . Savannah, Georgia 

SOCIAL COMMITTEE 

Chairman, Mary Pool ... St. Simons Island, Ga. 

PHOEBE HEARST DORMITORY 

President. Gail Garwes Savannah. Georgia 

Vice President. Harris Kandel Savannah, Georgia 
Secretary. Jerry Mann - LaGrange, Georgia 

Treasurer. Barbara Ramsden , . Lithonia, Georgia 

The Flying Petrel 




Mrs. Lenora Baldwin 

Registered Nurse Joins Staff 

Mrs. Lenora Baldwin, RN, has 
joined Oglethorpe University as resi- 
dent nurse. 

Trained at Woodlavvn Infirmary in 
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mrs. Baldwin 
has had considerable experience in 
many types of institutions. She comes 
to Oglethorpe from several years at 
Georgia Military Academy. 



Continuing Education 

Dr. Richard Reser. Chairman of Ad- 
ult Education, has announced the 6 
courses that will comprise Oglethorpe's 
Winter Quarter evening classes. 

They include Oil Painting, Advanced 
Interior Decoration, Gardening, Per- 
sonal Investments Seminar, Science 
for the Layman, and The Ways of Man. 

Classes are limited as to size, so to 
assure your place in the class of your 
choice, pre-register now. For more in- 
formation call Mrs. MacConnell, regis- 
trar at CE 3-6772, or write to her 
c, o Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, 
Georgia 



Citizenship Division 

Two new faculty appointments in the 
Division of Citizenship at Oglethorpe 
University have been announced by Dr. 
George C. Seward, Dean of the College. 

Mr. William A. Carroll, whose major 
field of study was political theory, will 
teach courses in American government 
and political studies. He received his 
bachelor of arts degree from Brown 
University and his master of arts de- 
gree from Georgetown University. 
Previously, Mr. Carroll taught and 
held the position of research analyst at 
Georgetown University. 

Mr. Leo Bilancio will instruct classes 
in western civilization and modern 
European history. Mr. Bilancio earned 
his bachelor of arts degree from Knox 
College and his master of arts degree 
from the University of North Carolina, 
where his concentration was in the 
field of European history. 



Oglethorpe University Holds 
First Pre-School Conference 

In a successful effort to get the cur- 
rent year off to a better start, a pre- 
school conference of Oglethorpe facul- 
ty and staff was initiated by Dr. 
Agnew. 

Faculty committees, the various 
Divisions, and administrators con- 
ferred individually and collectively, on 
September 1 ! and 12, on all phases of 
the Oglethorpe program. They were 
joined on September 15 by members of 
the Board of Trustees. 

The results were comparable to an 
automobile's automatic transmission 
as the transition from summer vaca- 
tion through orientation week to full 
speed classwork was made with ex- 
ceptional smoothness and speed. 



Oglethorpe Hosts 
Youth Leaders Institute 

A three-day Leadership Training 
Institute was held on the Oglethorpe 
University campus beginning October 
14, sponsored by Oglethorpe Universi- 
ty, the American Humanics Founda- 
tion and some twenty youth serving 
agencies of Atlanta. 

Designed for all professionals in the 
Youth Service field in Atlanta and en- 
virons, it was conducted by Ben Solo- 
mon, editor of the "'Youth Leader's 
Digest" and Ethel Bowers, associate 
editor. 

Some 30 were in attendance. 



Al Sheppard Wins 
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship 

Al Sheppard '5S is one of five, four- 
year college graduates in the State of 
Georgia who have been awarded a 
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. He is 
now doing graduate work in physics 
at Emory University. 

To be eligible for Fellowships, appli- 
cants must indicate a desire to do col- 
lege teaching, do exceptionally well 
scholastically and be nominated by a 
faculty member. 

Al, a native of Griffin, Georgia, is 
listed in "Who's Who Among Students 
in American Colleges and Universi- 
ties." 

He was vice-president of the fresh- 
man class, president of the Baptist 
Student Union and Boar's Head Frater- 
nity and corresponding secretary of 
Blue Key National Leadership Fra- 
ternity. 

Al was also an undergraduate as- 
sistant in the physics laboratory and 
instructed algebra students requiring 
remedial work. 



Alumni Dinner^Dance Nov, 1st. 

For Reservations CALL CEclar 3-3851 



Write Betty Villegas 

731 Darlington Circle, N. E. 
Atlanta 5, Georgia 



October, 1958 



Page 3 



ALUMNI DINNER. DANCE 

November 1, 1958 



For Reservations 
Call CEdar 3-3851 



Write BETTY VILLEGAS 

731 Darlington Circle, N. E. 

Atlanta 5, Geomia 



American Foreign Policy 

Oglethorpe University is the site of 
one of six Atlanta area study groups 
sponsored by the American Founda- 
tion for Political Education. 

The subject discussed is "American 
Foreign Policy". The group first met 
on Monday, October 6 and will con- 
tinue to meet each Monday for a total 
of eleven weeks. 

Mrs. Frances Pauley, coordinator 
for the Atlanta area, stated that "the 
purpose of these sessions is to help the 
individual who participates to have a 
deeper appreciation of world politics 
and particularly to help them partici- 
pate in making better foreign and do- 
mestic policies." 

The leaders of the six groups now 
under way in the Atlanta area received 
their training at Oglethorpe in Sep- 
tember under the direction of Harry 
Boardman, Eastern Director of the 
Foundation. 

Page 4 



Author Pinholster 

Have you read "Fall Conditioning 
Program for High School Basketball"? 
An official of Prentice-Hall did in the 
November, 1956 issue of Scholastic 
Coach, a national coach's publication. 
As a result, the well-known publishing 
firm asked the author. Garland F. 
Pinholster, Oglethorpe University Ath- 
letic Director, to write a book contain- 
ing the best and most-complete set of 
basketball drills ever compiled. 

After six months of constant work 
reviewing nine years of notes and talk- 
ing with hordes of coaches throughout 
the South, Pinholster finished "The 
Encyclopedia of Basketball Drills" in 
time for it to be the September, 1958 
feature of the Coach's Book Club. 

"Drills" has more than 250 drills 
with diagrams (art editor, Mrs. Gar- 
land F. Pinholster) packed into its 228 
pages. 



Dr. Abbott 

Dr. Martin L. Abbott, Professor of 
History at Oglethorpe University, has 
had an article published in the Autumn 
issue of the Journal of the Illinois State 
Historical Society. 

Entitled "President Lincoln in Con- 
federate Caricature," it undertakes to 
show how Confederate writers lam- 
pooned and ridiculed Lincoln, stress- 
ing his deficiencies and exaggerating 
his foibles, largely for purposes of pro- 
moting morale on the home front within 
the Confederacy. Lincoln, in other 
words, became the symbol toward 
which Confederate writers, through 
caricature, encouraged the people at 
large to direct their spite and contempt 
of the enemy. 

Dr. Abbott also addressed the youth 
fellowship group at the Tucker Metho- 
dist Church in Tucker, Georgia in 
October. His subject was "The History 
of the Christian Sacraments." 

The Flying Petrel 




Coach of the Year receives bronze plaque from Ed Miles '27 
Steve Schmidt, OABC president and Dr. Agnew approve. 

PIN HOLSTER FETED 

Coach Garland F. Pinholster was guest of honor at the first OABC dinner- 
meeting of the 195S-59 school year. His selection as Georgia's Basketball Coach 
of the Year by sportswriters of the Atlanta Newspapers, Inc.. was recognized 
in a plaque which was presented him by Ed Miles '27. Atlanta Journal sports- 
writer. 

Some 50 in attendance heard Pin- 
holster say "'from a physical and talent 
standpoint, this is the best team 1 have 
ever coached. If the team morale is 
half as good as it was last year, and 
it's great now. we should have a very 
successful season." 

President Donald C. Agnew and O. 
U. Trustee Bill Perkins '29 made state- 
ments concerning the progress of the 
fieldhouse. They said an architectural 
firm has been selected by the Board 
of Trustees and plans including front, 
rear and side elevations and floor plans 
have been completed. However, the 
architect's rough cost estimate is some- 
what over the limit set by the Board. A 
more detailed set of plans is now in 
progress so that a closer cost estimate 
can be made. The odds are better than 
even that ground will be broken late 
this year. 

Pinholster introduced the 1958-59 
eleven-man basketball squad to the 
Boosters. 

Prior to the beginning of the school 
term he introduced Jay Dye 6'6" pivot 
man from Jonesboro, La., to Dr. Ag- 
new as a member of the debating team. 
Jay entered Oglethorpe this year as a 
junior. He is a good defensive man 
and rebounder as well as a sharp shoot- 
er. His understudy is Sammy Hudgins 
a 6'3" sophomore transfer from Truett 
McConnell Jr. College. 

(Continued Next Column) 

October, 1958 



Of the four returning lettermen, 
three are guards. Senior Billy Carter. 
5'10'/2". according to his high school 
coach Jim Hinson '49. "has only one 
playing speed — full speed." It looks 
like Billy will again be the team's 
sparkplug. Wayne Dobbs, 5'10", is an 
exceptionally cool player for a sopho- 
more. Southpaw Joe Sewell, 6'1" 
junior, is the squad's hardluck man. 
Last year, due to glandular fever, he 
could not play ball until January. He 
is now recovering from a broken collar 
bone he suffered this summer. 

The fourth guard is freshman. Tom- 
my Norwood, 5' 11", a former Pinhol- 
ster basketball student at Southwest 
DeKalb High School. Tommy was high 
scorer last year in Region 4-AAA. 
(Continued on Page 6) 



Open Letter to Boosters 

May 1 point out the purpose of the 
Petrel Booster Club? It is to promote 
the physical education, intramural and 
varsity athletic programs through our 
moral and financial support. 

This year we have fine prospects 
for an excellent basketball season. 
Come see some of the games, renew 
old acquaintances and see some real 
college spirit plus some nood basket- 
ball.^ 

Shortly, you will receive a letter re- 
garding dues and pledges. We invite 
you to take part in this program and 
be a part of the successful athletic team 
Oglethorpe is now enjoying. 

Dues for the Booster Club is ten 
dollars per year. For those of you who 
are going to graduate school or have 
not been in the work-a-day world for 
long, ten dollars is a mighty big sum 
to you and to Oglethorpe. Your sup- 
port will be greatl\ appreciated. How- 
ever, we who are established can be 
of more financial aid. 

During its first year of existence, 
your OABC has provided the means 
for three boys who could not afford to 
attend college to gain an education. 
Also, without Booster Club support. 
Oglethorpe would not have been able 
to field a baseball team last year. 

We have been challenged by the 
Oglethorpe University Board of Trus- 
tees to raise S5.8(X) this year to further 
this program. Some S 1.230 has been 
received in dues, gifts and pledges to 
date — over 20 per cent of the goal. 
Your help is necessary to meet this 
challenge successfully. 

You can be proud of the vital role 
your organization is playing in our 
alma mater's operations. This is possi- 
ble only through your dues and gifts. 
Please be generous when your letter 
arrives. 

STEPHEN SCHMIDT 
President, OABC 





1958-59 Petrel 


Squad 






Hgt. 


Yr. 


Position 


Hometown 


Jay Dye 


6' 6" 


Jr. 


Ctr 


Jonesboro, La. 


Tom Norwood 


5' 11" 


Fresh 


Grd 


Decatur, Ga. 


Jay Rowland 


6' 1" 


Fresh 


F'wd 


Gainesville, Fla. 


Joe Sewell 


6' 1" 


Jr. 


Guard 


Atlanta, Ga. 


Wayne Dobbs 


5' 10" 


Soph 


Guard 


Smyrna, Ga. 


Frankie Lentz 


6' 2" 


Sr. 


Fwd 


Cedartown, Ga. 


Sammy Hudgins 


6' 3" 


Soph 


Ctr 


Gainesville, Ga. 


Pat Stephens 


6' 3;4" 


Sr. 


Fwd 


Atlanta, Ga. 


John Mobley 


6' 4" 


Sr. 


Fwd 


Atlanta. Ga. 


Billy Carter 


5' W'A" 


Sr. 


Guard 


Atlanta, Ga. 


Roger Couch 


6' 3>/' 


Soph 


Fwd 


Decatur, Ga. 



Page 5 



FINE ARTS 

Mr. Ralph Lawton, internationally 
known piano soloist and music critic 
for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 
has joined the Fine Arts Division at 
Oglethorpe. He will teach music theory 
courses and direct the University 
chorus. 

Mr. Lawton has made appearances 
with the Atlanta Symphony and has 
had recitals and played soloist in most 
of the major cities in the United States. 

He has also had extensive concert 
tours in England and France, recitals 
throughout Europe, and engagements 
as piano soloist with many symphony 
orchestras, including the Vienna Phil- 
harmonic, Salzburg Symphony, London 
Philharmonic, Paris Philharmonic, and 
the National Symphony Orchestra of 
Costa Rica. 



MP Talks At 0. U. 

Dr. Horace King, a Labor member 
of the British Parliament, talked to two 
groups of Oglethorpe students on 
Wednesday, October 8. 

He discussed "British Foreign Poli- 
cy" with the International Relations 
class and reviewed current "British 
Problems" at a general assembly open 
to all students. 



Competition is keen for the forward 
posts. O. U. letterman John Mobley, 
6'4" senior, will have to hustle to win 
a starting berth. Two 6" SVi" crack- 
shots Senior Pat Stephens and Sopho- 
more Roger Couch, are vying for left 
forward. Mobley, senior Frankie Lentz, 
6' 2" jumping jack who can "dunk" 
a basket with two hands, and fresh- 
man Jay Rowland, 6' 1" high school 
All-American last year from Gaines- 
ville, Florida, are making it a hot fight 
for the right forward slot. 

Pinholster has a problem this year. 
He has to decide who will start in each 
game, knowing full well that his bench 
will be just about as strong as the squad 
on the floor. lt"s a much happier worry 
and considerably different from last 
season. 

Of our 22 game schedule, 13 will be 
home games played in the new Cross 
Keys High School gymnasium, located 
l'/2 miles from the O. U. campus. 
Post the schedule in a conspicuous 
place so you will see every home game. 
Circle in red, December 10, when the 
Petrels tangle with Presbyterian Col- 
lege, our Homecoming game. 



Oglethorpe University 

Basketball Schedule 

1958-59 

Dec. 1 LaGrange College Here 

3 Berry College Here 

5 Troy State Here 

8 Shorter College Here 

" 10 Presbyterian College ... Here 

13 Mercer University Macon 

Jan. 7 West Georgia College Here 

10 LaGrange College LaGrange 

12 Valdosta State Here 

14 N. Georgia College . Dahlonega 

17 Shorter College Rome 

22 Delta State Here 

24 Jacksonville State Here 

27 Piedmont College Here 

29 W. Georgia College . . Carrollton 

31 Berry College Rome 

Feb. 3 Jacksonville St J'ville, Ala. 

9 Piedmont College Demorest 

UN. Georgia College Here 

16 Valdosta State Valdosta 

18 Newberry College Here 

23 Mercer University Here 

All home games will be played at Cross 
Keys High School in Brookhaven on N. 
Druid Hills Rd. Games begin at 8 p.m. 

February 26, 27, and 28 GEORGIA IN- 
TERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFER- 
ENCE TOURNAMENT at LaGrange. 



(Continued Next Column) 



Alumni who attended are: 




Lamar Adams 


•36 


Marshall A. Asher, Jr. 


•41 


Mary Bishop Asher 


'43 


Betty Axelberg 


'42 


Howard Axelberg 


•40 


Ray Barnes 


'40 


Donald J. Bloemer 


'53 


John J. Brock 


'39 


Parker J. Bryant 


'32 


Nancy Chandler 


'49 


Ed Chandler 


'49 


Doug Cook 


'50 


Tom W. Daniel 


'38 


Wilson Franklin 


'39 


J. E. "Mack" Henderson 


'52 


Dot Pickens Hinson 


'49 


Jim Hinson, Jr. 


'49 


Max Ivey 


'46 


Francis S. Key 


'38 


Ralph King 


'39 


Marvin W. Lawson 


'58 


Ben Lorenz 


'49 


Ed Miles 


'27 


H. Cecil Moon 


'36 


Erna Murphy 


'27 


Joe Murphy 


'20 


Bill Perkins 


'29 


Creighton I. Perry 


'37 


James Pressley 


'41 


Jeane Mulder Scales 


'41 


Phil Scales 


'41 


Jeanne Fuller Schmidt 


'40 


Steve Schmidt 


'40 


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H. R. Thranhardt 


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'51 


Harry Wren 


'32 



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The Flying Petrel 



MR. RICHARD A. MAIER 

Mr. Richard A. Maier, professor of 
psychology at Oglethorpe, has had an 
article "Forced Therapy of Probated 
Alcoholics'" published in the Septem- 
ber issue of The Medical Times. 

Mr. Maier is also a psychologist at 
the Georgian Clinic, a state supported 
project set up solely for the study and 
rehabilitation of alcoholics. 

His article reports the findings of a 
study of 29 alcoholic subjects who 
were probated to the Clinic by the 
municipal court of Atlanta after they 
were convicted of a variety of charges. 
All of them have had previous jail 
terms. 

The use of group psychotherapy, un- 
der Mr. Maier's direction, produced 
"great improvement in seven cases and 
some improvement in four others." 
The results were striking, because no 
success in forcing alcoholics into thera- 
py have been reported previously. 



Dr. And Mrs. Bieler 
Visit, Study in Europe 

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Bieler re- 
turned prior to the beginning of school 
after a three month's stay in Europe. 

They visited France. Italy. Switzer- 
land. Monaco. Austria and Germany. 

Dr. Bieler, Oglethorpe professor of 
modern languages, studied during the 
month of August at the University of 
Besancon, France, under a research 
grant from the Southern Fellowships 
Fund. 



"Young Trials, Great Tribulations" 

Charlie Scarratt '."^ 1 stayed in At- 
lanta for the past month to plug two 
songs he has written and recorded for 
Felsted Records. 

The records "Two Innocent Lovers" 
and "Lovemobile" were released dur- 
ing the second week in October and 
sales are gratifying. 

A previous release "Young Trials 
and Great Tribulations" sung by Hank 
Edwards on a Dot label was 43 in the 
nation at last report. Translated, it 
means well-over 50,000 records have 
been sold to date. 

Charlie seems to be well on his way 
in the dual role of singer and com- 
poser. Why not drop down to the near- 
est platter shop and give a listen? 



DR. A. CHEEVER CRESSY 

Dr. A. Cheever Cressy, professor of 
International Relations at Oglethorpe, 
attended the annual meeting of the 
American Political Science Associa- 
tion held in St. Louis, Missouri, in 
September. 

He also talked to the Atlanta Civi- 
tans about "United Nations Realities" 
on Tuesday, October 2 1 . Dr. Cressy 
will discuss "Long-Range Objectives 
for our Foreign Policy" on a panel at 
a workshop of the League of Women 
Voters at the Public Library on No- 
vember 10 at 1:00 P.M. 



THROUGH 

THE 



YEARS 







Oglethorpe Calendar 




OCTOBER 








26 


7:30 


Ghost Story Readings 


Great Hall 


NOVEMBER 








12 


7:30 


Humanics Seminar 


Room 31. Lupton 


14 


8-12 


Sadie Hawkins Dance 


Game Room 


21-22 


8:30 


Players — "Three Men on a Horse" 


Auditorium 


26 


7:30 


Humanics Seminar 


Room 31, Lupton 


DECEMBER 








1 


8 


Basketball — LaGrange College 


Home 


3 


8 


Basketball — Berry College 


Home 


5 


8 


Basketball — Troy State 


Home 


5 


9-1 


Christmas Formal — Elks Club, 736 Peachtree Street | 


7 


8 


Boar's Head Ceremony 


Great Hall 


8 


8 


Basketball — Shorter College 


Home 


*10 


8 


Basketball — Presbyterian College 


Home 


13 


8 


Basketball — Mercer University 


Macon 


JANUARY 








7 


8 


Basketball — West Georgia College 


Home 


10 


8 


Basketball — LaGrange College 


LaGrange 


12 


8 


Basketball — Valdosta State 


Home 


14 


8 


Basketball — North Georgia College 


Dahlonega 


17 


8 


Basketball — Shorter College 


Rome 


22 


8 


Basketball — Delta State i Mississippi) 


Home 


24 


8 


Basketball — Jacksonville State 


Home 


27 


8 


Basketball — Piedmont College 


Home 


29 


8 


Basketball — West Georgia College 


CarroUton 


31 


8 


Basketball — Berry College 


Rome 


•" Homecoming Game 







Dr. L. N. Turk '20 became a grand- 
father, on August 14. of Lucas Newton 
Turk IV. L. N. T. IV was born in Paris, 
France where his father is stationed 
with the U. S. Army. 

.lames O. R. Larwood. father of 
James B. Larwood '26, died at his 
residence on Wednesday, October 15. 

Bernard Dekle '27, American Con- 
sul General in Kobe. Japan, dropped 
by the campus during a recent visit to 
Atlanta. 

Mrs. Dan A. (Mildred Bradle>) 
Hinson '30 died in September after an 
extended illness. 

Miss May Walker '30, retired Atlan- 
ta school teacher, died unexpectedly 
on October 15, at her home 481 Grant 
St., S.E., Atlanta. 

Maj. Gen. Carl T. Sutherland. USAR 

'31 has been elected chairman of the 
Council of Commanders of Atlanta 
Army Reserve Units. 

(Continued on Page 8) 



October, 1958 



O. U. Alumni Hold 
Positions at Emory 

Several alumni are serving in widely 
different capacities with Oglethorpe 
University's Atlanta neighbor Emory 
University. 

Dr. John Goff '20, lifetime member 
of the NAAOU, has been appointed 
Acting Dean of the School of Business 
Administration. Prior to his appoint- 
ment, he had been associated with 
Emory for 12 years as professor of 
business administration. 

John L. Jacobs, M.D. '23 has been 
named part time facult\ member. 

Robert D. England '34 will lecture 
in business administration this year. 

Miss Denny Wells Spencer 48 is 
private secretary to Emory president. 
Dr. Walter S. Martin. 

G. Ross Freeman '52 is Assistant 
Dean of the School of Theology. He 
has also served as Director of Emory's 
Town and Country Church Develop- 
meni. 

Lane Hardy '55 is teaching mathe- 
matics. 

Carolyn Morris Webb '59 is a re- 
search assistant and is also learning 
the intricacies of the electron micro- 
scope. 

We are pleased that Oglethorpe 
University alumni are playing such an 
important role in the Emory program. 

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— THROUGH THE YEARS — 



Burke Hedges '32 has been named 
Cuba's new Ambassador to Brazil. 

Frank Gaither '34 general manager 
of radio station WSB in Atlanta, has 
been named president of the Georgia 
Assn. of Broadcasters. Mr. Gaither 
has been associated with WSB since 
1946. He was sales manager of WSB 
Radio and Television and when the 
operations were separated in 1951 he 
became station manager of WSB Radio. 
In 1958, he was made general mana- 
ger of WSB Radio. 

Franklin L .B. Wall '35 received his 
M. A .degree from Peabody College 
for Teachers on August 15. 

LeRoy Fargason '38 has been named 
principal of Union County High School 
in Blairsville, Ga. He was formerly a 
mathematics teacher at Russell High 
School in East Point, Ga. 

Mrs. R. N. (Frances Sheffield) Pos- 

ion, Jr. "43 has moved to 1002 E. 
Emma Street in Tampa, Fla. Mr. Pos- 
ton is a manager of a J. C. Penny store 
there. 

Frank Walls '49 was made a papa 
for the tliird time on July 23 when Mrs. 
Walls, the former Beverly Anne 
Bridges, gave birth to David Franklin 
Walls. The family resides at 762 Mar- 
tina Dr., N.E., Atlanta. 

Dot '49 and Jim '49 Hinson became 
the parents of a second daughter, Jan 
Valerie, on August 17. She weighed in 
at 7 pounds 2 ounces and was 19 inches 
long. 



Mrs. Leif (Margaret Graham) Haug 

'49 visited the campus recently, es- 
corted by Betty Villegas '49. She was 
in Atlanta for a brief stay with rela- 
tives while Leif '48 was in Beirut due 

to the Mid-East crisis. He is connected 
with the United Nations. They live in 
Stamford, Conn. 

The Right Rev. John Flanigen, Jr. 

'50 visited Oglethorpe this summer. He 
is Priest in Charge of St. Albans 
Church in Kingstree, S. C. and also 
of St. Luke's Church in Andrews, S. 
C. He is married to the former Jacque- 
line McGehee of Atlanta. They have 
five children. 

Eddie Baker "50 is baseball coach 
and assistant football coach at Glen- 
brooke Hii;h School in Northbrooke, 
111. 

Lee Wilson '53 is teaching the sixth 
grade in Daytona Beach, Fla. 

Mrs. Robert C. (Sybil Sanders) Neel 

'55 and family paid Oglethorpe a visit 
while passing through Atlanta to Wash- 
ington, D. C. Bob, pastor of the First 
Christian Church in Raymondville, 
Tex., was chosen one of fifteen min- 
isters in the nation to attend a seminar 
at the International Church of the 
Savior. In addition to raising a family, 
Sybil has found time to be president of 
the Raymondville Council of United 
Church Women and an active member 
of the Junior Service League. 



Mrs. David (Margaret Woodward) 
Mathewes '55 had a 7 pound 2 ounce 
baby girl, Frances, born October 14. 
David is studying for his doctorate at 
the U. of N. C. Their present address 
is 312 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro, N. 
C. 

Don Packer '56 received a graduate 
fellowship and is doing work in Bio- 
chemistry at Cornell U. He has previ- 
ously worked in the experimental 
chemotherapy department with Sloan- 
Kettering. Words we like to hear de- 
partment: "In comparing the two 
schools, phrases and expressions are 
not enough. Cornell campus is huge 
and striking, but I am still very glad 
I was able to do my undergratuate 
work at Oglethorpe. It has essential 
qualities I don't think I could find any- 
where." 

Mr. and Mrs. (Ruth Daniel '56) 
George Arger '57 have moved to 35 
Peterborough St., Boston 15, Mass. 
George is studying at Boston U. 

Mrs. Ted (Jane Holt) Weeden '56 

gave birth to her second son, Theodore 
John, Jr., on March 21. Scott is now 
20 months old. The Right Rev. Weeden 
is pastor of Five Springs Methodist 
Church in Dalton, Ga. 

Lewis DeRose '57 is doing graduate 
work at L. S. U. 

Joe Hilbert '57 received his PaPa 
degree on May 2 when Nancy Elise 
Hilbert was born. He is working toward 
a graduate degree in physiology at the 
U.^ of Calif, in Berkeley. 



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