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Published by National Oglethorpe Alumni Association, October, 1959 

No, 3 


Many witnesses view and approve Oglethorpe University President Dr. Donald C. Agnew's Sign- 
ing of the contract for Oglethorpe's new field house. From left, seated Tom Daniel, President 
of Barge-Thompson General Contractors: Virgil Milton, Chairman of the Oglethorpe Trustees' Field 
House Committee; Dr. Agnew. Standing: A. Thomas Bradbury, architect, his associate, Robert 
Schoenberner, Stephen Schmidt, President of the Oglethorpe Booster Club, and Carrol Brown with 

What Do They Say? 

More than a building, the long 
awaited Field House which is under 
construction had become a symbol 
representing the direction Oglethorpe 
would take in the future. The direction 
is now clear; it is forward! 

Dr. Agnew said recently that, "We 
are highly grateful and pleased to 
launch the building of the Field House. 
Our Trustees, alumni and friends," he 
added, "have worked hard to accom- 
plish this step in Oglethorpe's progress. 

"The Field House will be a center of 
student activities and will be of service 
to the community at large. 

"It is the second step, Goodman 
Hall being the first, within Oglethorpe's 
accelerating development program, to 
match its academic excellence with 

adequate facilities." 

Athletic Director, Garland Pinhols- 
ter, said, "Oglethorpe has been recog- 
nized widely as an institution with a 
strong academic program. Construction 
of the new gymnasium eliminated the 
biggest obstacle we have faced in de- 
veloping a sound physical education 
and athletic curriculum, A new build- 
ing clears the way for improvement in 
physical education activities, intercol- 
legiate athletic play, recruitment, sche- 
duling, intramural activities and minor 

"The greatest contribution," he 
said, "of the new gym will result from 
the renewed interest in all Oglethorpe 
University people whether they be stu- 
dents, faculty, alumni or fans. This 
building will symbolize the courage 
my boys have shown in athletic com- 
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O.U. Has Record 

Students from 10 states and 8 
foreign countries are represented in 
Oglethorpe University's record enroll- 
ment for the fall of 1959. 

Oglethorpe registrar, Mrs. Marjorie 
MacConncll, reported that 292 stu- 
dents were enrolled, which is more 
than a 60 per cent increase over last 

Both the men's and women's dor- 
mitories are filled to capacity, and 
classroom sparP is at n nrernium Dr 
Donald C. Agnew, President, estimates 
that Oglethorpe's capacity is limited 
to some 300 to 325 students including 
both day and boarding students. 

Indications are that "the space prob- 
lem at Oglethorpe will become critical 
in the fall of 1960, since more than 
2,800 requests for information have al- 
ready been received from students in- 
terested in entering college next year. 

The geographical location of stu- 
dents attending Oglethorpe is as fol- 




Per Cent of 





New York 


North Carolina 


South Carolina 




New Jersey 



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East Pakistan 

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^he ^luina J etrcL 
July, 1959 

Pubiished seven times a year in July, September, Oc- 
tober, January, March, April and May by Oglethorpe 
University, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Printed by 
Russell & VVardlaw 

Howard Thranlianit 'J5 President 

O. K. Sheffield '53 1st V, President 

Sam Hirsch. Jr. '50 2nd V. Pres 

Francis Scott Key '38 3rd V. Pres. 

Tommie Carper '37 Treasurer 

Mary Asher "43 _ Secretary 

Daniel L. Uffner, Jr. '51. Editor 

Jane Schoenfeld Alumni Secretary 


A growing number of corporations 
throughout the country are following 
the example of the General Electric 
Company in supporting higher educa- 
tion through a corporate alumnus pro- 

The basic philosophy of this pro- 
gram is simple and direct. Briefly, they 
wish to help those schools who help 
themselves. Their definition of a col- 
lege which helps itself is one whose 
alumni are loyal and contribute up to 
its program. The corporations, in turn, 
will contribute an equal amount to a 
stipulated sum to the alma mater of 
the employee. 

If you are employed by any of the 
following firms, mail your check today 
to Oglethorpe University with the no- 
tation "Forward Oglethorpe Fund" or 
"NAAOU Dues" along with the match- 
ing corporate alumnus form which may 
be secured from your personnel or 
public relations office. The amount 
you send will be matched by your com- 
pany. In this way, Oglethorpe receives 
double benefit from the money you 

Although unreasonable, it is never- 
theless true, that the value placed by 
others on your attendance at Ogle- 
thorpe is measured by what Oglethorpe 
means to them today. It is no secret 
that not long ago many people felt 
that an Oglethorpe education left much 
to be desired. Today, however, the 
Oglethorpe degree is regarded well, 
and its reputation as a quality school 
is growing. There may be a greater 
correlation in the increasing stature 
of Oglethorpe among the nation's col- 
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The "Annual Coach of the Year 
Banquet" will be held in the Ogle- 
thorpe Cafeteria on Saturday, Decem- 
ber 5, at 6:00 P.M. prior to the Petrels" 
basketball game with Valdosta State. 

Coach Frank Anderson will be one 
of the honored guests of the evening. 

Tickets for the dinner, which will be 
$2.50 per person, may be had by send- 
ing your check to the Editor of the 
Flying Petrel at Oglethorpe University. 

Although Oglethorpe took both 
games from the Rebels of Valdosta 
last year, the south Georgia squad is 
considerably stronger than it was dur- 
ing the past season. The game is ex- 
pected to be hard-fought, close, and 

All alumni are invited to participate 
in this fall homecoming event. Make 
your reservation as soon as possible. 

leges and the rise in alumni contribu- 
tions during the past three years than 
anyone realizes. 

If your company appears among the 
61 listed below, the gift you make to- 
day will be worth twice as much to 

Allegheny-Ludlum Steel Corporation 

Bank of New York 

Bonwil Teller, Inc. 

Surliiig Industries Fuu.)dution '-' — 

Godfrey L. Cabot, Inc. 

Campbell Soup (Fund), Inc. 

Canadian General Electric Co., Ltd. 

The Chase Manhattan Bank 

The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. 

Columbia Carbon Company 

Connecticut Light and Power Company 

Continental Oil Company 

Peering, Milliken and Company 

Dow Chemical Company 

The Draper Corporation 

Fofnir Bearing Company 

General Electric Company 

General Foods (Fund) Company 

General Public LJtilities 

Gibbs and Hill 

Ginn ond Company 

Gliden Company 

B. F. Goodrich, Company 

W. T. Grant Company 

Gulf Oil Corp. 

Harris-lntertype Foundation 

Hewlett-Packard Company 

Hill Acme Company 

J. M. Hubert, Corp, 

Jefferson Mills 

S. C. Johnson and Sons, Inc. 

Jones ond Loughlin Steel Corp. 

Kaiser Steel Corp. 

Walter Kidde and Company 

Walter Kikke Constructors 

Koiled Kords, Inc. 

K Mills 

Lehigh-Portland Cement Company 

McGraw-Hill Publishing Company 

Manufacturers Trust Co. 

Merck and Company 

Notional Distillers Products Corp. 

National Lead Foundation 

The National Supply Co. 

Northrop Aviation Co. 

Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp. 

Pensalt Chemicals, Corp. 

Phelps Dodge Foundation 

Pitney-Bowes, Inc. 

Reliable Electric Co. 

Schering Corp. 

Scott Paper Co. 

Smith, Kline and French Laboratories 

Tektronix, Inc. 

Towers, Perrin, Forster and Crosby, Inc. 

Wallingford Steele Co. 

Warner Brothers Co. 

Whitney Bloke Co. 

John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 

Williams and Co. 

Young and Rubicom, Inc. 

100 Attend 

Some one-hundred alumni attended 
the third annual Fall Dinner-Dance in 
October which was held in the Hel- 
lenic Center in Atlanta. Many new 
faces joined the familiar ones in the 
enjoyable evening which featured a 
social hour, a delicious meal followed 
by several door prizes and climaxed 
by dancing to an orchestra until 12 

One of the strangers to these parts 
who attended was Mack Rikard 37 
who is president of the Southern Ce- 
ment Co. in Birmingham, Ala. 

Dr. Philip Weltner returned the 
blessing, and President Agnew gave a 
brief statement of the progress at 
Oglethorpe University including the 
fact that the Field House is under con- 
struction, and that Oglethorpe is en- 
joying its largest enrollment in over 
20 years. 

Door prizes were won by Mrs. Wal- 
lace Crider, O. K. Sheffield *53, Martin 
Kelly '42, Mrs. Mary Wallace '42, and 
Mrs. Lloyd Davis '37. 

Alumni and their guests who at- 
tended the Dinner-Dance are: 

Dr. and Mrs. Agnew 

Tom Aiola 

Jim Anderson 

Mr, and Mrs. Lyall Angevme 

Miss Corry Arensboch 

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Asher 

Miss Libby Beadle and 3 guests 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Barnes 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Beasley 

Mr. and Mrs, Mickey Bishop 

Mr. George Blanos and guest 

Mrs. Odette Blumenstodtt 

Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Bone 

Mrs. Tommie Carper 

Mr. Bill Cheves 

Mr. Belton Clark 

Mr. and Mrs. Doug Cook 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cowgill 

Mr. and Mrs. Wally Crider 

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Davis 

Miss Harriet Dono 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dorson 

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Duke 

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Franklin 

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer George 

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Greer 

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hildreth 

Mr. and Mrs. James Hinson 

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hirsch 

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Horton 

Mr. and Mrs, Kent Hovis 

Mr. Martin Kelly and guest 

Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Key 

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lorenz 

Dr. Frank McCormack 

Miss Elinor McKenzie 

Mr. Robert Oliver and guest 

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Perkins 

Mr. and Mrs. CreJghton Perry 

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Richardson 

Mr. Mack Rikard 

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Robinson 

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Schmidt 

Mr. and Mrs. George Scott 

Mr. and Mrs. O. K. Sheffield 

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Sterling 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stoller 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Thronhardt 

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Uffner 

Mr. Edgar Vollette and Miss Margaret Norris 

Mr. and Mrs. Alert Villegas 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Walker 

Dr. Philip Weltner 

Mr. Harry Wren 

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Wright 

The Flying Petrel 

Aldrich to Address 
National Conference 
On West Coast 

Lyman C. Aldrich '38, Project 
Leader of the Analytical Group in the 
Research Department of West Virginia 
Pulp & Paper Company, Covington, 
Virginia, will present an outstanding 
technical paper at the Tenth Annual 
Testing Conference of the Technical 
Association of Pulp & Paper Industry 
(TAPPl), to be held August 17th 
through 21st at the Multnomah Hotel 
in Portland, Oregon. 

This national meeting of the coun- 
try's leading experts on all technical 
problems and work concerning the 
pulp and paper industry will attract a 
national and international attendance 
of several hundred people. 

The paper to be presented by Mr. 
Aldrich, whose home address is Idle- 
wilde, RFD 2, Covington, Virginia, 
concerns itself with one of the increas- 
ingly important aspects of standardiza- 
tion which is as vital to the pulp and 
paper industry as it is to most other 
fields today. The paper is entitled: 
"Standardization of Model C Mullen 
lestmg in a Multi-mill Company" and 
deals with a new airblending device 
which determines printing pressure on 
paper and foil. 


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petition, the work of the Booster Club, 
and the tireless efforts of Dr. Agnew 
on our behalf since he became Presi- 
dent of the University. With such a 
symbol and tangible evidence before 
us, we don't believe we can fail in 
any part of our athletic and physical 
education efforts." 

Dr. Martin L. Abbott, Professor of 
History, voiced a typical faculty re- 
action when he said, "I am quite en- 
thusiastic about the Field House. I 
believe it is a positive asset in various 
ways. It will help to further the esprit 
de corps of Oglethorpe, and it will call 
attention to Oglethorpe University in 
a favorable manner." 

Steve Schmidt, President of the 
Booster Club, stated: "The Field 
House will be a tremendous boost to 
our alumni interest and support. It 
will provide a traditional gathering 
place for the Petrel boosters to rally 

About Dr. Abbott 

Dr. Martin L. Abbott, Professor of 
History at Oglethorpe, has had an- 
other article published in a historical 
magazine. It appeared in the June 
issue of the ""Tennessee Historical 
Quarterly" and it is entitled "The 
South as Seen by a Tennessee Unionist 
in 1865: Letters of H. M. Watterson". 

It consists of several letters written 
to President Andrew Johnson by H. 
M. Watterson, father of the famous 
"Marse Henry" Watterson of the 
Louisville Courier and Journal, who 
toured the South as an agent of the 
President in the summer and fall of 
1865. His letters are a particularly re- 
vealing commentary on the political 
thinking of the South in the immediacy 
of defeat from the Civil War, and thus 
add to our knowledge of what war 
and defeat had meant to the leaders of 
the fallen Confederacy. 

Dr. Abbott was a visiting associate 
professor in history last summer at 
Emory University. 

Recently, by the authority of the 
governor of Georgia, Dr. Abbott was 
appointed to membership on the Com- 
mittee on Publications of the Georgia 
Civil War Centennial Commission. It 
is a committee which consists of his- 
torians, art and advertising men and 
publishers. It will have the responsi- 
bility to study the proposals of publi- 
cations commemorating the centennial 
and make final decisions as to what 
should be published and to see that 
all publications come up to a worthy 
standard. He is also serving as chair- 
man of the local arrangements com- 
mittee for the Southern Historical 
Commission which meets in Atlanta 
this fall to observe its 25th anniver- 

Oglethorpe University along with 
Agnes Scott and Emory are host in- 
stitutions for the convention. 

behind the great athletic program." 

Oglethorpe's Trustees are to be 
commended for their diligent efforts in 
overcoming almost insurmountable 
problems in order to get the Field 
House underway. Their efforts will be 
rewarded through greater confidence 
and faith in Oglethorpe University 
among its alumni and in the alumni's 
increased support of Oglethorpe's pro- 


Mr. William A. Egerton, Professor 
of Management at Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity, is busy speaking to business firms 
and also conducting management de- 
velopment courses for their managerial 

Last May he spoke to the members 
of the Georgia Consumer Finance 
Assn. in Savannah at their annual 
meeting, and in June he discussed 
"Leadership" at the Dinkier Plaza in 
Atlanta with executives of Southern 
Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co. 

Mr. Egerton has conducted manage- 
ment development courses for the re- 
gional and district managers of the 
Coca Cola Co. in Memphis, Tenn., last 
June, and also for the second of three 
groups of managers for the Atlas Fi- 
nance Company in Atlanta. He has 
conducted week-end courses for mana- 
gers of the All State Insurance Com- 
pany in Atlanta, Charlotte, N. C, 
Roanoke, Va., and Jackson, Miss, in 

He is currently leading a manage- 
ment development course for depart- 
ment heads and managers of Regen- 
steins Department Store in Atlanta. 

On October 22 Mr. Egerton con- 
ducted an afternoon session on super- 
vision for the managers in this region 
of the U. S. Forestry Service at the 
University of Georgia Center for Con- 
tinuing Education in Athens, 

Mr. Egerton is looking forward to 
three courses he will teach to the 
Coca Cola Bottlers in Los Angeles 
and surrounding areas for three weeks 
in January. 

Dr. Artlinr Cohen 
Featured World Wide 

The techniques of Dr. Arthur L. 
Cohen, Professor of Biology, will soon 
become known world-wide. 

Miss Patricia Hammond, a writer 
for the Noreico Reporter interviewed 
Dr. Cohen in September for a feature 
article she is writing about him that 
will appear in the January, 1960 issue; 
Dr. Cohen will also have an article in 
the same issue in which he explains 
many techniques he has developed to 
better use his electron microscope. 

The Noreico Reporter is a magazine 
of the Philips Electronics Co., makers 
of Oglethorpe's electron microscope. 
It is distributed to the firm's inter- 
nationally located offices and custo- 

October, 1959 

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The shirt-sleeve session during which interest, concern, the strain of checking every detail 
show on the face of Virgil Milton, Chairman of the Field House Committee, before he can 
relax with the satisfaction of a job well done. The candid shots above were taken during 
the three hour meeting which was climaxed by the signing of the field house building contract 
shown on the first page. 


You are the most important person we know. That is why we want to 
know what you are doing, what milestones you have reached in your business, 
what honors you have received in your civic and social affairs and news of 
your family. 

Help your friends share, vicariously, in your good fortunes by filling in 
the box below, now. Send it to the Editor, The Flying Petrel, Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity, Atlanta, Georgia. (Note: don't be modest. We will keep all sources 
of information confidential) 

The Flying Petrel 

Oglethorpe University 
Basketball Schedule 



December 1 University of Georgia 
December 3 Piedmont College 
December 5 Voidest a State College 
December 8 Berry College 
December ] 1 St. Bernard College 
December 14 Shorter College 
January 4 West Georgia College Carrollton 
January 11 North Georgia College Dohlonega 
January 1 3 Berry College Here 

January 16 Pembroke State College Here 

January 22 LaGronge College LaGrange 

January 26 Newberry College Here 

January 28 Uni. of Chattanooga Chattanooga 
January 30 West Georgia College Here 

February 3 Shorter College Rome 

February 5 University of Chattanooga Here 
February 8 LaGrange College Here 

February 12 Voldosto State College Voldosto 

February 13 Stetson University DaLand, Fla. 

February 18 Piedmont College __ Demoresf 

February 20 North Georgia College Here 

Al! home gomes will be played at the Cross 
Keys High School gym on N. Druid Hills Road. 
Gome time is 8:00 P.M. 

Petrels and Alumni 

To Invade Athens on Dec. 1 

Plans are now being made to rent 
busses to take alumni to Athens, Ga. 
on Tuesday, December 1, when the 
Petrels open their season with the Uni- 
versity of Georgia Bulldogs. 

Round trip tickets will be S 1 .75 
per person. If you wish to join other 
alumni in what promises to be a fun- 
packed evening, send your check im- 
mediately to the Editor of the Flying 
Petrel for seat reservations. 

The busses will leave the Oglethorpe 
University parking lot at 5:45 P.M. on 
Tuesday, December 1. 

Help the Petrels win their first and 
biggest contest of the season with 
your presence at the game. 


your commercial Oglethorpe boosters! 

Cherry Transfer and Storage Co. 

in Atlanta 

MUrray 8-6660 or your local 

Greyhound Movers. 
New or used car? 

Beaudry Ford IN ATLANTA 

JAckson 3-3424 
Swimming pool? 

Buttrill Builders IN ATLANTA 

DRake 3-6644 

October, 1959 

Petrels Make Ready 
For 1959-()() Season 

With the 1459-60 basketball season 
about to begin, the questions are: "How 
do the Petrels stack up with last year's 
squad? and how will they fare this 

According to Coach Garland Pin- 
liolster, the man who ought to know, 
the personnel has greater potential than 
the hoopsters of last year. They are 
strong at the guard and center posi- 
tions, but lack experience at the for- 
ward slots with the exception of 6'2" 
liustler, Roger Couch. 

New men at forward are freshman 
Morris Mitchell, 6"5i/2" and Bob 
Nance, 6'4"\ and junior transfer Buddy 
Goodwin, 6" I", who shows a lot of 
poise on the floor. 

Pinholster was encouraged by Mit- 
chell in a recent practice game with 
Lenoir Rhyne, a team that reached 
the quarter finals last year in the NAIA 
playoffs in Kansas City. Mitchell scor- 
ed 20 points in twenty minutes in the 
last of the three games and was a stand- 
out rebounder. 

Jay Dye, veteran 6"5" pivot man, 
may be the best in the state this year, 
according to Pinholster. His relief will 
be a 6"2" junior, Sammy Hudgins, who 
is eager for action this year. 

Guards are solid with sophomores 
Tommy Norwood and Jay Rowland 
leading the pack. Behind them are 
Wayne Dobbs, a smart, steady per- 
former; transfer, Johnny Guthrie, very 
quick; and Bobby Dalgleish, a fresh- 
man from Atlanta's Murphy High 

About the 1959-60 season. Coach 
Pinholster said, "We're playing a lot 
rougher schedule, and our people are 
going to have to be satisfied losing a 
few ball games until we have the per- 
sonnel to go with a tough schedule." 

In an attempt to evaluate his team's 

chances this year, he feels that the Pe- 
trels will win at least half of their 
games with a good possibility of play- 
ing .667 ball if they progress as he be- 
lieves they will. 

A big difference in the close ones is 
the support the boys receive from the 
cheering section. Clip the season's 
schedule from this issue of The Flying 
Petrel and paste it on your mirror. 
Once you have seen these boys play, 
you won't want to miss a game. 

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Edgar Watkins Dies 

Edgar Watkins '23, senior partner 
of the administrative firm Watlcins and 
Rea, and an expert in the field of trans- 
portation law. died of a heart attack 
on Sunday, July 19, enroute to Alex- 
andria Hospital. 

Mr. Watkins was a former president 
of the Alumni Assn. and was instru- 
mental in having the lake property re- 
turned to useable condition and in hav- 
ing the bathhouse constructed. 

Three weeks before his death, he 
argued a precedent-setting case for the 
Middle Atlantic Conference of Motor 
Carriers. The case involved the inter- 
pretation of the new transportation 
rate-making legislation enacted last 
year by Congress. 

His father. Judge Edgar Watkins, 

NOV. 20-21 

The Oglethorpe Players will present 
■"Harvey" by M. C. Chase on Novem- 
ber 20 and 21. The situation comedy, 
directed by Mrs. Daniel L. Uffner, Jr., 
is the Players" first production of the 

Sr., was a former Chairman of Ogle- 
thorpe's Board of Trustees, and he also 
served as Acting President prior to Dr. 
Philip Weltner's term as president. 

Mr. Watkins leaves his wife, Louise, 
of his home address, 405 South Lee 
St., Alexandria, Va., and his two dau- 
ghters, Mrs. Donald (Mary Louise) 
MacNeil "51 and Mrs. William (Betty) 
Kessler '53. 


Mr. and Mrs. Joe Murphy '20 toured 
Europe this summer. 

Marquis F, Calmes '21 is now serv- 
ing as senator in the First Legislature 
of the State of Hawaii. Mr. Calmes, 
in 1957, served in the House of Repre- 
sentatives of the Twenty-ninth Legis- 
lature of the Territory of Hawaii. 

Died: Dr. Robert Nathan Little '27 

who lived at 24 North Commerce 
Street, Summerville, Ga. 

The Lovable Brassiere Co. opened 
a new factory on Sunday, September 
20, in Atlanta. It is claimed to be the 
world's largest brassiere plant. Lovable 
has become, during the past 28 years 
of its existence, a leader in the pro- 
duction of popular priced brassieres 
with fifteen plants in the United States 
and abroad. The Lovable president is 
Arthur Garson, Class of "28. 




20-21 8:30 p.m. 

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1 5:45 p.m. 

1 8:00 p.m. 

3 8:00 p.m. 

4 9:00 p.m. 

5 6:00 p.m. 
5 8:00 p.m. 
8 8:00 p.m. 

10 8:00 p.m. 

11 8:00 p.m. 

12 8:00 p.m. 
14 8:00 p.m. 

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Play - "Harvey" 
Turkey Shoot 

Alumni Board Bus to Athens 
Basketball — University of Ga. 
Basketball — Piedmont 
Christmas Formal 
Booster Club Banquet 
Basketball — Valdosta 
Basketball — Berry 
Boar's Head Ceremony 
Basketball — St. Bernard 
Voice Recital 
Basketball — Shorter 

Rifle Range 

Parking Lot 



Standard Club 




Great Hall 




The Flying Petrel 


The Gilreath Press Syndicate is 
celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this 
year. Frank C. Gilreath "28 assumed 
the position of President and General 
Manager in 1936, after the passing of 
his father who was the founder of the 
syndicate. A resolution distributed 
by the Peace Officers Association of 
Georgia, Inc. stated that the associa- 
tion "does congratulate and highly 
commend the Gilreath Press Syndi- 
cate, and particularly its present head, 
for the long and outstanding record of 
continuous public service it has render- 
ed to the newspapers and through 
them to the people of Georgia." 

Died: Keels Maxwell Nix "28 died 
during the weekend of September 26, 

Married: Mrs. A. C. (Leola Wallis) 
Frost '3 1 to Brigadier General Letcher 
O. Grice, USA, Retired, this summer 
in Atlanta. Mrs. Grice is a kindergar- 
ten teacher at the D. F. McClatchey 
School, the past president of the Peach- 
tree Hills Women's Club, president of 
Delta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa 
Sorority and Superintendent of the Be- 
ginners Department of the Second 
Ponce de Leon Baptist Church Sunday 
School. General Grice is Executive 
Vice-president of National Frozen 
Foods, Inc. The couple lives at 144 
Peachtree Hills Ave., N.E., Atlanta 
5, Georgia. 

Mark B. Eubanks, Jr., "30, is direct- 
or of purchasing and transportation of 
Riegel Textile Company. He says he's 
O.K. but "my time over the hurdles is 
cut down considerably." He has re- 
cently moved to Creek Road, "Chin- 
quapin" Greenwood, South Carolina. 

Mrs. John C. (Betty Crandall) 
Drewry '32 uses a rubber mouse pup- 
pet named "Squeeky" to help the men- 
tally rearded children of Atlanta to 
talk. She is currently in her third year 
as speech therapist at the Fairhaven 
School in Atlanta. 

The Reverend J. Kenneth Brown 
'34, Pastor of the Stewart Avenue 
Methodist Church, visited Europe and 
Palestine last summer. He attended 
the World Conference in Cairo, Egypt. 

Died: Mrs. Lindsey Van Shouse on 
September 20, at her home in Decatur, 
Ga. Mrs. Shouse is the mother of Lind- 
sey Rudolph "Rudy" Shouse '34. 

Found: Belton Clark '34 who is 
working with the construction depart- 
ment of the Southern Bell Tel. & Tel. 
Co. Belton lives at 2036 Second Ave., 
Decatur, Ga. 

Died: Franklin L. B. Wall '35, a 

teacher at North Fulton High School 
since 1940, enroute to a hospital on 

October, 1959 

October 7 following a heart attack. 
Mr. Wall, head of the language de- 
partment at North Fulton, "had also 
taught in DeKalb County Schools. His 
home was at 1349 Conway Road, 
Decatur, Ga. 

Died: Miss Carolyn Virginia Jeter 
'37 on March 16, 1959 of a heart at- 
tack. Miss Jeter had retired from teach- 
ing in the Atlanta System in 1945. 

Died: Mrs. William F. Braag, Sr., 
at her home, 2001 Mason Mill" Road, 
Decatur, Ga., after a long illness. Mrs. 
Bragg was the mother of^Mrs. Charles 
(Alice Bragg) Geiger '42. 

Died: Miss Isia Reed Mahone '43. 
Fulton County School Teacher, on 
October 1. An elementary school tea- 
cher. Miss Mahone had for 23 years 
taught classes at Hapeville, Fairburn 
and Palmetto schools. She had taught 
a class of special students at the Fair- 
burn Elementary School for the past 
two years. 

Rudy '43 and Jane Adams Home 
'44 have four children: Rudy, Jr., 15; 
Carol Lee, 14; Marshall A., 11; and 
Timothy O'Neil, 8 months. Mrs. Home 
writes: "We live at 1431 Lively Ridge 
Rd., N.E., Atlanta 6, Ga., and we 
would enjoy hearing from some of our 

Jim Hinson '49 is in his first year 
as principal of the John B. Gordon Ele- 
mentary School in the Atlanta City 

The Robert (Elizabeth Stephens '49) 
Cogwills' third duaghter, Mary, will be 
two years old on March 5 next year. 

Wendell Weaver '50 is working for 
his doctor's degree in guidance and 
counseling at the University of Geor- 

Bert Robinson '50 is supervisor in 
the data processing operations at Lock- 
heed Aircraft Corp. in Marietta, Ga. 

Dr. Tom W. Leiand '50 is a prac- 
ticing psychiatrist in Atlanta. He is 
associated with the Atlanta Psychiatric 
Clinic. He was formerly Chief of 
Neuro-psychiatry in the U. S. Naval 
Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas. 

The Reverend John M. Flanigen, 
Jr. '50 has informed us that we pro- 
moted him prematurely to bishop when 
we referred to him as the Right 
Reverend John M. Flanigen in the 
October, 1958 Flying Petrel. 

Born: to Don '51 and Mary Louise 
Watkins MacNeil '51 a son in Sep- 
tember. He is the MacNeils' fourth 

Died: Mrs. Wade Fargeson, Sr. '52 

on August 14 at her residence at 990 
Pecan Street, Clarkston, Ga. She had 
taught in the Clarkston School for 12 

years and was named Teacher of the 
Year at the Clarkston Elementary 
School for the year of 1956-57. 

Shelly Godkin '52 was promoted to 
captain in the United States Air Force 
in November, 1958. He is flying the 
latest the Air Force has to offer, name- 
ly, the F-105 Fighter. Shelly is cur- 
rently living at "317 Chanute Rd., 
Goldsboro, N. C. His daughter, Sher- 
rie, is 19 months old. 

David Fischer '53 is working toward 
his Ph.D degree at Columbia Univer- 
sity. Eva Mask '53 was awarded 
the Master of Education degree at Mer- 
cer University this summer. She is 
president of the Alpha Eta Chapter of 
the Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers' 
Honorary Society. 

The Reverend Vernon R. Klaudt, 
'53 and his wife are currently engaged 
in an evangelistic itinerary which will 
take them throughout the entire United 
States. Rev. Klaudt graduated from 
Emory University Candler School of 
Theology with a Bachelor of Divinity 
degree in 1955. He was married on 
August 19, 1958. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. O. K. Shef- 
field '53/'54 a son, Stephen Brent, on 
Sept. 4. He measured 18 inches and 
weighed 5 I'ds. S'm oz. at t)irth. He 
is the Sheffields' second child. 

Guy Dority "54 has accepted a 
graduate appointment at the Univer- 
sity of Hawaii for this year. He plans 
to complete his doctoral study there 
and then enter the teaching profession. 

Dick Lietz '54 has been attending 
graduate school at Florida State Uni- 
versity in Tallahassee. He is teaching 
school in north Florida this fall. If 
anyone knows Dick's address, please 
forward it to the Editor of the Flying 

Libby Beadle '55 taught in 
City, Mo. from December through May 
of this year. She attended the "Emory 
Workshop in Elementary Education 
this summer. She has finished her 
residence requirements for the M.S. 
degree in Biology at Emory. She will 
get her degree in December after pass- 
ing her oral examinations. Libby plans 
to work with a research department 
after her academic requirements are 

Lane Hardy '55 is working toward 
his Ph.D. in mathematics at Ohio 
State University. 

Bob Lovett '56 is working for a 
M.A. degree in English at Emory Uni- 
versity. He expects to finish in August, 

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Jimmy Sivils "56 has two quarters 
of work remaining before he receives 
his M.D. degree at Ohio State. He 
plans to speciahze in anesthesiology. 
Mrs. Sivils, Marcia Hiatt '57, is teach- 
ing fifth grade at the Hamilton Avenue 
Grammar School in Columbus, Ohio. 

Sam Edieman '57 was Seminarian- 
in-Charge at St. James Episcopal 
Church in Ouitman, Ga. this summer. 

Miss Hava Buttenwieser-Bitan '58 
has been appointed Director of the 
Speakers Bureau in the Israel Office 
of Information in New York City ef- 
fective November 16. She was for- 
merly attached to the Consulate of 
Israel Office in Atlanta. 

Miss Ila Varelmann '58 flew to 
Frankfort, Germany on November 15 
to serve with the Department of the 
Army, Civilian, as a steno-typist. Her 
new address is U. S. Army Area Sup- 
port Component, APO 757, New York, 
N. Y. 

Lloyd Britt '58 is a claims adjuster 
with The Federated Mutual Insurance 
Company in Atlanta. He was married 
to Martha R. Stewart of Hapeville in 
September, 1958. His family was ex- 
oQTiH^H this ^'ear with \\i^ fir*^! c^*''^ 
Michael Lloyd Britt. 

Al Sheppard '58 has received his 
Master of Science degree from Emory 
University and has enrolled at the Uni- 
versity of Alabama to work toward his 
Ph.D. in physics. He and his wife, 
Judith Prosser Sheppard '60, and their 
son, Albert P. Sheppard, III, have 
moved to Tuscaloosa and will reside 
at 6 Abram's Court. 

JOHN W. "Jay" HALL, '51, has joined the San 
Francisco Office of Boland Associates, an 
advertising firm. He will serve in the agency's 
technical division. John was formerly asso- 
ciated in a copy-contact capacity serving indus- 
trial and consumer accounts with McCann- 
Erickson and Marsteller, Rickard. Gebhardt and 
Reed Agencies in New York City. 

Hines L. Wommack '58 is employed 
by Headquarters, Air University, at the 
Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama 
as a digital computers system operator. 

Harold "Scooter" Buck '59 is cur- 
rently serving a six month enlistment 
in the Marine Corps Reserve. His en- 
listment will terminate on February 5, 

Pat Daniel '59 is working as a medi- 
cal technician for Dr. Robert Whipple, 
Jr. in the Medical Arts Building in 
Atlanta, Ga. Dr. Whipple is a specialist 
in internal medicine. 

Charles Ingram '59 is teaching 
science and mathematics in the sixth, 
seventh and eighth grades in the same 
school which he attended in Ball 
Ground, Ga. 

Piang Kooi Loh, '59 entered the 
American University in Washington, 
D. C. this fall. Lawrence, as he was 
called at Oglethorpe, plans to enter 
the diplomatic service of his country 
after completing his work. He is a 
citizen of Malaya. 

Married; Nancy Schaller '60 to 
Frank Simmons '59 on August 29, 
1959 at 4:00 P.M. in the Holy Trinity 
Episcopal Church in Decatur, Ga. The 
couple is living at 2882 Caldwell Rd., 
Apt. 3. Atlanta 19, Ga. Frank is 
selling insurance for the George Wash- 
ington Insurance Co. while Nancy is 
continuing her studies at Oglethorpe. 

Born: lo Mike 6U and Sandy bu 

Pruett, a daughter, on July 6. Her 
name is Wendy Anne Pruett and weigh- 
ed 6 lbs. and 15 oz. at birth. She was 
born in the Baptist Memorial Hospital 
in Jacksonville, Fla. It is the Pruetts' 
first child. Mike is a district scout exe- 
cutive with the North Florida Council 
of the Boy Scouts of America. 



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