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Vol. 43 

Published b\' National Oglethorpe Alumni Assoeiation, ()etoI)er, 1960 



Oglethorpe University alumni kicked-off the first united Forward Ogle- 
thorpe Fund on October 12. 

Howard G. Axelberg '40, chairman, was pleased to announce that more 
than a third of the S27,000 goal had already been received. 

He added that the emphasis this 
alumni support. If every alumnus gave 
tial sums would be greatly encouraged 

The combined goal is the largest 
undertaken by Oglethorpe alumni ex- 
clusive of a building fund campaign. 

The Alumni Assn. has pledged to 
raise SI 5,000 as its share of the Fund 
for the Future. This fund was created 
by Dr Agnew to get Oglethorpe in 
position for a major expansion effort. 

Gifts earmarked for the Alumni 
Assn., go directly into this working 
fund, not into the Alumni Assn's. 

Alumni will receive^ some direct 
benefits, however, since some of these 
funds will be used to set up a De- 
velopment Office. This would include 
an enlarged and better equipped 
Alumni Office for improved service. 

The Booster Club goal is 512,000. 
These funds will be used mainly as 
athletic scholarships to qualified stu- 

Before his account may be credited 
with these funds, a boy must meet 
admission and academic standards set 
for all students. 

The success Petrel basketball and 
baseball teams have had in recent 
years are partly a reflection of in- 
creased alumni support. 

A new library building, the center 
of campus life, and a new women's 
residence hall are urgently needed. 

While Oglethorpe has a good, small 
college library, it is felt that new, high- 
er standards should be set. A facility 
which will house a minimum of 100,- 
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year should be to broaden the base of 
something, potential donors of substan- 
to contribute. 

October 29 


The attractive Hellenic Center on 
Cheshire Bridge Ru. wili again be ihe 
site of the alumni dinner-dance. 

This annual affair, after three suc- 
cessful seasons, has become the fall 
highlight for many alumni. This year 
it will be held on Saturday, October 

Elmer George '40, chairman of the 
dinner-dance, anticipates the largest 
turn-out yet. He asks that everyone 
who is planning to attend notify the 
Alumni Office so that proper arrange- 
ments can be made for food and re- 

Speaking of food, the menu will 
include' Fresh Pineapple Supreme 
stuffed fvith fresh fruit. Sunburst relish 
dish, green tossed salad with choice 
of dressings, prime ribs of beef, au 
jus, baked stuffed potato with cheese 
and chives, green beans Amandine, 
rolls and butter, beverage and a multi- 
colored parfait. 

Sound good? It will taste better. 

The program will begin at 7 p.m., 
with a social hour. To avoid a one 
dollar per person corkage charge, all 
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Howard G. Axelberg, Chairman 
Forward Oglethorpe Fund, 1960-61. 


Rev, W. P. "Bill" Allison '33 and 
William G. Hasty '48 are serving as 
the first area chairmen of the Forward 
Oglethorpe Fund. 

Rev. Allison is chairman of East 
Point, Ga., with 41 alumni, and Mr. 
Hasty heads the 30 alumni in Chero- 
kee County, Ga. 

Aides to Rev. Allison are Dr. Paul 
West '25, Mrs. Rounelle Middlebrooks 
'32, Miss Ruth E. Lewis '34, Miss 
Mary Ellen Ramey '37, Roy Brewer 
'38, Mrs. Fred Greer '54 and L. J. 
McWilliams '55. 

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October, 1960 

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

Printed by 
Russell & VVardlaw 

O. K. Sheffield '53 President 

Philip L. Hildreth '34 _ 1st Vice Pres. 

Francis S. Key '38 2nd Vice Pres. 

Howard G. Axelberg '40 3rd Vice Pres. 

Martin A. SterHng '36 Treasurer 

Mary Walker '34 Secretary 

Daniel L. Uffner, Jr. '51 Editor 

Tommie Carper '37 Alumni Secretary 

November 28 


Stephen J. Schmidt, '40, Booster 
Club president, announced that the 
fall homecoming will be held on Mon- 
day, November 28. 

Oglethorpe will meet Piedmont Col- 
lege's basketball team that night to 
open the 1960-61 season. 

While a week-end night would be 
preferable, Schmidt said that date was 
chosen because "the Petrels will never 
play another first game in the Field 

Highlight of the half-time cere- 
monies will be the coronation of the 
homecoming queen. 

A dinner is planned at Oglethorpe 
prior to the game at which time those 
in attendance may meet the 1960-61 
team members. 

Put the date on your calendar, 
November 28, so you can be a charter 
member of the Petrel Watcher's Club 
in the new Field House. 


The other day, while cleaning out 
some files, we noticed a folder entitled 
"Signs — General." 

Giving 'way to our natural curiosity, 
we eagerly opened the folder and 
discovered the following cryptic mes- 

POLICE . . . JA 2-7363 

FIRE . . . . JA. 1-2121 


A Message From Your President 

As you can tell from this issue of The Flying Petrel, things have really been 
happenmg m your Alumni Association, the Booster Club, and on the campus 
of Oglethorpe. It has been an exciting five months of this administration, and 
I trust that the various articles will point this out to you. 

Don't miss the articles pertaining to the new joint fund-raising project of 
the Alumni Association and the Booster Club under the leadership of Howard 
Axelberg, '40, This is a new and exciting approach to Alumni giving, and Howard 
is doing a terrific job. 

Another article you will want to read is the one about the Annual Fall 
Dinner Dance to be held October 29th. This project has been in the capable 
hands of Elmer George, '40. Elmer is promising an evening which all Alumni 
will really enjoy. 

It has been a privilege to serve as an Ex-Officio member of the Board of 
Trustees of Oglethorpe University. These men are really dedicated to the ideals 
and principles of Oglethorpe forward. Let me assure you, that under their guid- 
ance, the future belongs to Oglethorpe. 

As a closing note for this article, I want to express my sincere appreciation 
to a man who is really devoted to our cause. Dan Uffner, '51, who is the Assist- 
ant to the President of Oglethorpe, has done a magnificent job in all phases of 
our Alumni activities and deserves an enormous vote of thanks from all of us 
Thanks, Dan! 

On behalf of your Board of Directors, I ask the wholehearted support 
of each of you throughout the year in order that 1960-1961 will be all that it 
should be for our Alma Mater. 


O. K. Sheffield, president 

National Alumni Assn. of Oglethorpe University 

Combined Drive 

(Continued from Page 1) 

000 volumes is needed. It will then 
be possible to have a wider variety 
of books and periodicals in each field 
of concentration. At present, less used 
though still useful, books must be 
discarded in favor of newer ones. 

At peak periods, students have diffi- 
culty in finding a place to sit down 
and study. As our student body in- 
creases, this problem could seriously 
threaten our academic standards. 

Due to lack of residence space, 
Oglethorpe has had to refuse admit- 
tance to women boarding students 
since June. 

Two years ago capacity for female 
campus students was set at 44. Last 
year, renovations enabled the limit to 
be increased to 54. Additional re- 
modeling brought the total this year 
to 62. 

There is no other way to increase 
capacity without adding a new build- 

ing. And the demand is increasing. 
A modern, attractive facility for 100 
to 150 women is needed. 

Initial receipt of gifts for these pro- 
jects has been gratifying. Both the 
amount and number are unprecedented 
for this early in the campaign. 

If you have not yet sent your gift 
or pledge, now is the time to join 
those who have. Your gift, large or 
small, is important for a greater Ogle- 

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Allison, Hasty 

(Continued from Page 1) 

Mr. Hasty's aides are Mrs. J. W. 
Cantrell '54, Roy W, Johnson '55, 
Pierce L. Landrum '52, and Mrs. 
Helen Cable Wallace '52. Wm, Alex 
Weatherby '55 is serving as Cherokee 
County Co-Chairman. 

These alumni are to be commended 
for their pioneering spirit and willing- 
ness to play a vital role in the en- 
hancement of education at Oglethorpe. 

The Flying Petrel 

Dr. Arthur L. Cohen (center) professor of biology, checks over the new. more powerful 

electron microscope which has been added to the research laboratory. The instrument was 

purchased with part of the 334,060 Public Health Service grant which Oglethorpe received 
earlier this year. 

Dr. Cohen, who directs the biological research, said that "Oglethorpe now has one of the 
best equipped electron microscope laboratories in the southeast." He stated that this instru- 
ment will "increase our research capacity and expand the facility for advanced undergraduate 
courses in the biological field." 

The other men in the picture are Phillip Electronics engineers who are installing the 
microscope in Neil Meier Memorial Hall (Faith Hall). 

Dinnsr-Dance Set 

(Continued from Page 1) 

alumni are asked to use the bar only 
to satisfy their refreshment needs. It 
will be open all evening. 

Dinner will be held at 8 p.m., fol- 
lowed by a brief report on Oglethorpe 
by Dr. Agnew and an up-to-the-minute 
report of the Forward Oglethorpe 
Fund, 1960-61 campaign. 

It should be pointed out that the 
evening is strictly a social affair. There 
will be no funds solicited. 

Dancing will begin at nine o'clock 
and will continue until midnight. 

Admission for dinner and dancing 
is $4.75 per person. For alumni who 
can attend the dance only, there will 
be a charge of one dollar per person. 
Dress is informal. 

Make your plans now to meet your 
friends at the Hellenic Center on Sat- 
urday, October 29, and don't forget 
to let the Alumni Office know as soon 
as possible that you will attend this 
delightful affair. 

0. U. ADDS 

Three faculty members have been 
added to the Oglethorpe University 
staff this year. 

Dr. Bert H. Flanders and William 
H. Cohen are teaching in the Division 
of Human Understanding. Richard H. 
Haunton is serving as Visiting Assist- 
ant Professor in the Division of Citi- 

Dr. Flanders, a Visiting Professor, 
taught English and literature at Ga. 
State College in Atlanta from 1949 to 
1960. He taught previously at other 
Georgia colleges including North Ga. 
College and Emory at Oxford. 

Dr. Flanders received A.B. and 
M.A. degrees from Emory University 
in 1929 and 1930. His Ph. D. in Eng- 
lish was received at Duke University 
in 1942. 

A New Frontier in Education pub- 
lished in 1955 is his most recent book. 
He also has had many articles pub- 
lished in several learned journals. 

Editor for 1960 of the Atlanta 
Writer's Club annual anthology Atlan- 
ta Poetry Gallery, Dr. Flanders is 
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Oglethorpe University enrollment 
has doubled in two years. A twenty- 
tliree per cent increase over last year 
pushed the current total to 361 stu- 
dents. The student body numbered 181 
in 1958. 

While Georgians predominate, stu- 
dents representing twelve states and 
nine foreign countries are in attend- 

All residence halls arc full. It was 
reported that the last vacancy in the 
female residence hall was filled in 

Applications received to date for 
the fall of 1961 are somewhat higher 
than at tiiis time last year. However, 
it is likely that the student body will 
have to be limited next year to about 
its present number until additional fa- 
cilities become available. 

The geographical location of Ogle- 
thorpe students are listed below. The 
high percentages of Atlanta and Geor- 
gia students are caused by limited 
boarding facilities. Most Atlanta and 
many Georgia students commute to 

Number Percent of 
Enrolled Enrollment 





1 outside Atlanta! 




New York 



North Carolina 



South Carolina 





New Jersey 

~ \ 


New Hampshire 











East Pakistan 




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October, 1960 

Page 3 


Boar's Head Ceremony 

Perhaps we, like American busi- 
ness, will be accused of getting out 
our Christmas wares too far in ad- 
vance. We can only plead that the 
publication dates are at fault, not we. 
Besides Christmas will be on you 
before you know it. 

Back in the fall of 1944, with a 
total enrollment of thirty-five (to be- 
come twenty-five after Christmas ex- 
ams), and with ties to the past all 
but non-existant, Oglethorpe was look- 
ing desperately for some foundations 
tobuild upon. We started at least two 
traditions a day. One could not 
stumble on the iron step rims without 
it becoming a tradition. We still 
stumble but no one celebrates it any 
longer. One tradition that does re- 
main, however, is the annual Christ- 
mas party — the Boar's Head Cele- 

There was nothing original in our 
getting this going; Oueen's College, 
Oxford, had ante-dated us by some 
seven hundren years. The story, as 
they tell it, began one pre-Christmas 
season with a student walking in a 
wood near the college reading a Greek 
book, when he was attacked by a 
wild boar. Lacking any other defense 
he shoved the book down the boar's 
throat, choking him to death. Stu- 
dents salvaged the creature, and the 
head was cooked for the holiday feast. 
When it was carried into the hall the 
college greeted it with song, including 
a boar's head carol. Yearly, to the 
present time, the ceremony has been 
repeated in all aspects except the kill- 
ing of the boar. 

Many colleges have since started 
a similar event, and so, said the pio- 
neers of 1944, what could be more 
appropriate for Oglethorpe, whose 
patron had heraldic arms showing 
three boar's heads. 

That first year we had the late 
Roosevelt Walker from the University 
of Georgia, well known as a singer 
of Elizabethan ballads and carols, to 
carry the head (uncooked) in on a 
platter while he sang the Boar's Head 
Carol. This done in costume gave 
the old English air to the occasion. 
A general song fest and refreshments 

The next year, with more time, we 

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Dr. Cheever Cressy, Oglethorpe 
professor of international relations, is 
teaching a non-credit "International 
Relations" course on an Atlanta tele- 
vision station. 

The timely course, which was be- 
gun on October 19, will run for a 
total of eleven weeks. It is scheduled 
on WAGA-TV, channel 5, at 7:30 
a.m. each Wednesday through Decem- 
ber 28. 

Among the elements which will be 
covered are the state system, inter- 
national law, diplomacy, political geo- 
graphy, and collective security sys- 
tems such as the United Nations. 

Prior to his Oglethorpe appointment 
in 1950, Dr. Cressy taught at Tufts 
College, Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology, and Bowdoin College. He 
served as research assistant to the 
World Peace Foundation in 1946. 

Dr. Cressy received an A.B. degree 
from Tufts in 1944. He earned his 
M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Fletcher 
School of Law and Diplomacy in 1945 
and 1952 respectively. 


Norman B. Thomson has been 
named to the newly created post of 
Director of Development at Ogle- 

Mr. Thomson is well prepared for 
the duties he has assumed with exten- 
sive experience in both business and 
educational fields. 

Prior to his current position, he 
taught classes in management and 
corporation finance at Ft. McPherson 
in Oglethorpe's extension program 
while he served as southern manager 
of Robert T. Phillips Assoc, Inc., 
business consultants. 

Mr. Thomson's career began in 
1922 as director of finance for the 
Illinois State Chamber of Commerce. 
After four years, he formed an invest- 
ment banking partnership in Chicago 
called Thomson-Laadt & Co. The 
highly successful firm handled under- 
writings and distribution of investment 
securities until the company was sold 
to another investment firm in 1945. 

While he states that he retired at 
that time, Mr. Thomson has since led 
an extremely active and rewarding life. 

Always interested in young people, 
he turned his interests to teaching. He 
served on three college faculties from 
1946 through 1959, including Penn 
State, Temple and the U. of Florida. 
He was also sought as a consultant 
by numerous business firms during 
that time. 

As for his reason in coming to Ogle- 
thorpe, Mr. Thomson said, "I'm inter- 
ested in Dr. Agnew's idea of develop- 
ing a good, well-managed college of 
liberal arts at Oglethorpe. 

The Abbott family waved good-bye as they 
prepared to drive to New York City last 
September. Dr. Martin L. Abbott, professor of 
history at Oglethorpe, received a Fulbright 
grant to teach in Germany, near Frankfort am 
Main. He is on a one-year leave of absence 
from Oglethorpe. 


A firm near Oglethorpe needs a 
laboratory technician who is strong 
in organic chemistry. The position 
will include research in plastics and 
a good salary for a qualified man 
or woman. 

For more information, contact 
the Oglethorpe University Place- 
ment Office at 237-9763. 

Page 4 

The Flying Petrel 


With the return of virtually the same 
team and schedule, the 1960-61 edi- 
tion of the Petrels should do at least 
as well as last year's squad, accord- 
ing to Coach Garland Pinholster. 

Of course there is one notable loss. 
Jay Dye, the all-state center, graduated 
in June. It remains to be seen whether 
sophomore southpaw Morris Mitchell 
and Sam Hudgins, Dye's understudy 
for two years, can take up the slack. 

Pinholster feels that we are definite 
underdogs in three contests of our 21 
game slate, including two games with 
Ga. Southern and one with Stetson. 

Ahhough the Petrels bested Chatta- 
nooga twice last season, he rates these 
games as toss-ups. 

For the remainder of the schedule, 
the Birds must be given the nod, but 
not a shoo-in. 

Valdosta State has beefed up its 
squad with eight junior college trans- 
fers whose crew cuts measure 6' 4" 
or more from the floor. 

Overall, team defense should be im- 
proved over last year, but "to be as 
good as we were in 1958-59, we'd 
have to get Billy Carter back." Ogle- 
thorpe led the nation's 500 small col- 
leges in team defense for the last two 

"We've got everybody on weights 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday," the 
Coach said. "It strengthens their hands 
and arms, and they handle the ball 
with more assurance. The added 
muscle should help us on the back- 

One doubtful note is 6' 4" forward, 
John Kuiken. An exceptionally strong 
rebounder, Kuiken hurt his back dur- 
ing an October practice. The injury 
may keep him out for the year. 

The forward slot also brings a bright 
note in the 6' 4" frame of Bobby 
Nance. Pinholster believes this sopho- 
more is just about ready to go with 
the best of them. 

Bobby Sexton, 6' 5" forward, is 
the only freshman on the team. He 
is probably the best shooter, but his 
action this year will be limited by his 
inexperience on defense. 

Work horse Roger Couch, a 6' 2" 
senior, forward, is "real hungry." He 
is playing the best basketball in his 

October, 1960 


Coach Pinholster believes that the 
2,000 seats in the new Field House will 
be taken during each of five big games 
this season. 

Come extra early on the following 
nights when the Petrels play: Ga. 
Southern, December 5; St. Bernard. 
January 5; U. of Chattanooga, Janu- 
ary 28; Stetson, February 9; and Pem- 
broke State, the all-Indian team, Feb- 
ruary 15. 

Ga. Southern, year in and year out, 
has one of tlie strongest teams in the 
state, bar none. St. Bernard beat the 
Petrels in Atlanta last year, their first 
loss at home since the 1957-58 season. 
The Birds intend to correct that flaw. 

Oglethorpe will be out to revenge 
the loss they experienced at the hands 
of Stetson in DeLand, Fla., and again 
in Tampa at the 25th District NAIA 

life. He will have to, to keep his start- 
ing assignment. 

The Petrel mentor said, "Buddy 
Goodwin at 6' 1" is a kind of lost 
soul. We've got two good guards, and 
he's short for a forward." But there 
is no doubt that Goodwin will see 
a lot of action. 

A real dogfight is going on at the 
pivot. At this writing the experience 
and determination of 6' 2" senior 
Sammy Hudgins gives him a slight 
edge over an improved, but still some- 
what erratic and shy, 6' 5" Morris 

The guard line-up mirrors that of 
last year with Jay Rowland and Tom- 
my Norwood in the lead with compe- 
tent understudies in Wayne Dobbs 
and Johnny Guthrie. 

One comment though, Rowland is 
25 pounds heavier and faster than last 
year, and Norwood is more consistent 
and he has never shot better. 

Another top flight season is in store 
for the Petrels. Clip and keep the 
1960-61 schedule that appears on 
this page so you won't have to miss 
a single, thrill-packed game. 

Oglethorpe University 

Basketball Schedule 


November 28 Piedmont Home 

(Homecoming Game) 

December 5 Go. Southern .^ Home 

December 7 Shorter „ __ Rome 

December 10 Valdosta State Valdosta 

December 1 2 Berry Home 

January 5 St. Bernard Home 

January 10 V^^est Georgia „ „ Corrollton 

January 14 Ga, Southern State sboro 

Jonuory 16 North Georgia Home 

January 19 LaGrange Home 

January 23 West Georgia ._ - Home 

January 25 Berry __ Rome 

Jonuory 28 U. of Chattanooga _ Home 

January 30 North Georgia Dohlonego 

February 1 Shorter Home 

February 4 LaGrange LaGrange 

February 9 Stetson _. Home 

February 11 U. of Cliottanooga .... Chattanooga 

February 15 Pembroke State Home 

February 18 Valdosta State Home 

February 22 Piedmont Demorest 

All home games will be ptayed at the new 
Oglethorpe University Field House. Game time 
is 8:00 P.M. 

Next Year 


Oglethorpe will play the University 
of Rhode Island next season. 

The Rhode Island team is famous 
for originating the fast break many 
years ago. 

They have a game with the Univer- 
sity of Miami and will stop in Atlanta 
for the Petrel tilt on December 27, 

Remember that's next year. 

Three Faculty 

(Continued from Page 3) 

listed in Who's Who in the South and 
Southwest, Who's Who in American 
Education and Directory of American 

Mr. Cohen, assistant professor, is 
teaching freshman English and sopho- 
more literature courses. 

He graduated with a B.A. degree 
cum laude in 1950 and a M.A. degree 
in English in 1954. He received both 
degrees from the University of Florida. 

Mr. Cohen taught at Southern Illi- 
nois University and briefly at Georgia 
State College. 

Mr. Haunton, who is teaching A- 
merican History and Western Civili- 
zation holds memberships in the Sou- 
thern Historical Assn., Mississippi 
Valley Historical Assn., and the A- 
nierican Historical Assn. 

He received a B.A. degree in 1955 
and a M.A. degree in History in 1958 
from Indiana University. He has been 
a recipient of a Woodburn Memorial 

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(Continued from Page 4) 

became more elaborate. Four faculty 
children about so high (now all in 
college or out) were pages carrying 
in the head. They were followed by 
recorders and choir moving into the 
Hall of Phoebe (Arts, Administration 
Building, depending on how far back 
you go) singing the carol. Then came 
a varied program of choir, instru- 
ments, and general carol singing — and 
of course refreshments. In 1946, the 
newly reactivated Boar's Head Honor- 
ary Fraternity (also named after the 
heraldic arms) offered to take over 
the decorations and general organiza- 
tion. We were now becoming too large 
and sophisticated for all students, 
faculties, families, and any passing 
stranger just to come in and lend a 

Only one more innovation. Do you 
know how hard it is to get a pig's 
head with the hide on it? The law 
says it must not be. And an uncooked 

head, skinned ! Well after a 

few years of illegal activity, various 
groups purchased a stuffed, genuine 
wild boar's head. He is very ferocious 
and very permanent. To lend the 
proper medieval touch, the hunter who 
sold it claimed he killed it with bow 
and arrow. 

If we ever leave Oglethorpe, one 
of the fondest memories that will go 
with us, will be of the Great Hall in 
the glow of firelight and candles, the 
tree in the corner, the Advent wreath 
hanging from the beams, and the chor- 
us looking down upon us from the 
stairs. Merry Christmas! 


Died: Mrs. W. N. Nunn, mother of 
William L. Nunn '22, in Atlanta in 

Dr. Murray M. Copeland '23 has 

resigned as Professor of Oncology at 
Georgetown University Medical Cen- 
ter to go to the University of Texas 
M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor 
Institute of the Texas Medical Center 
at Houston. He is Assistant Director 
of Education. 

Died: Tinsley R. Gaines '24 in El- 
berton, Ga., on Sunday, July 17. Mr. 
Gaines was 56. He lived at 21 Laurel 
St. in Elberton. 

Charles Pittard '29 has been nomi- 
nated Judge of Superior Court in 
Gwinnett County, Georgia. He had 
previously served as Solicitor of the 
County. He is married to the former 
Myrtle Strickland '40, and they make 
their home in Duluth, Ga. 

Mrs. Roy (Emily Bealer) Calhoun 

'31 and Mrs. Charles Meriwether have 
announced the opening of a kinder- 
garten at St. Anne's Episcopal Church 
in Atlanta. For further information, 
call Mrs. Calhoun at TRinity 6-6986. 
French is included in the regular pro- 

Died: Andrew F. Morrow '33 in a 

private hospital in Atlanta on Wednes- 
day, August 24. He was vice presi- 
dent and director of Lox Screen Co., 
Inc. in Atlanta. He had been head 
football coach at Savannah High 
Schol and had taught in the Savannah 
school system for many years. While 
at Oglethorpe, he played varsity foot- 
ball. He lived with his wife, Dorothy 

Ewing Morrow '36, at 6359 Cherry 
Tree Lane, Atlanta 5, Ga. 

Mrs. C. D. (Mary McWilliams) 
Huey '35 has returned to Atlanta from 
Port Charlotte, Fla. Her current 
address is 881 Springdale Rd., N.E., 
Atlanta 6. 

Died: F. Palmer Smith '36 died in 
Atlanta on Wednesday, August 17. 
Mr. Smith was owner of F. Palmer 
Smith Insurance Agency in Buckhead. 
At Oglethorpe, Mr. Smith was a mem- 
ber of the Lords Club and Blue Key. 

Died: C. Aubrey Silvey '37 of a 

heart attack at his home in Jackson- 
ville, Fla., on January 15. He had 
been employed by the Navy Dept. for 
20 years as Associate AWCO officer. 
He conducted wage surveys in the 
southeastern states and at naval bases 
in the Carribbean area. He was a dea- 
con and taught Sunday School at the 
Avondale Baptist Church. Mr. Silvey 
is survived by his wife and two chil- 
dren, Richard 15, and Saralyn 10, 
who live at 5339 Colonial Ave., Jack- 
sonville, Fla. 

Found: After seven years absence 
from our active files, Mr. and Mrs. 
(Betty Longworth) Herbert P. Beckett 
'41/'43. They live at 834 New Scot- 
land Ave., in Albany, N. Y. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Webb Ver- 
milya '51 a son, Brian Tumlin, on 
July 13 in the Piedmont Hospital in 
Atlanta. Brian, the couples third child, 
weighed 8 lbs. He was preceded by 
Wayne 6V2 years and Vance 5 years. 

Mr. and Mrs. (Martha Mayson) 
Edmund A. Bator '53/'51 visited 













































Alumni Dinner-Dance 

Play "My Three Angels" 
Turkey Shoot 
Fall Homecoming Dinner 
Basketball — Piedmont College 

Basketball — Ga. Southern 
Boar's Head Ceremony 
Basketball — Berry College 
Opera — "Hansel and Gretel" 


Hellenic Center 

Rifle Range 
Field House 

Field House 
Great Hall 
Field House 

Page 6 

The Flying Petrel 


friends in Atlanta and at Oglethorpe 
for a few weeks during July. The 
Bator family, including two children, 
returned recently from Florence, Italy 
where Ed had been assigned by the 
U. S. Information Service. He will 
study the Serbo-Croatian language for 
a year in Washington, D.C. prior to 
an assignment to Yugoslavia. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin J. (Rosemary 
Hartrampf) Coons '52 have set up 
housekeeping at 420-22 West Mag- 
nolia Ave., in Auburn, Ala. The 
couple was married in Atlanta on 
June 11. 

Capt. Shelley Godkin '52 will be 
stationed in Formosa for the next two 
years. His family will accompany him. 
The new address is: Capt. Shelley 
Godkin 47036 A. Detachment 1, 13th 
Air Force, APO 63, San Francisco, 

Capt. and Mrs. (Mary Ellen Mc- 
Cartney) C. J. Lively, Jr."'52/'54 have 
moved to 21420 Wendell Dr., Mt. 
Clemens, Mich. Capt Lively is an army 
chaplain stationed at Selfridge A i r 
Base in Detroit. 

Married: Marilyn Joan Groves of 
Atlanta to Donald Edward Zurek '54 

at the Cathedral of Christ The King 
in Atlanta on Saturday, August 6. 
Mr. Zurek, associated with Southern 
Bell Telephone Co., and his wife will 
live at 800 Lindbergh Dr., N.E., At- 
lanta 5, Ga. 

Mrs. Charles M. (Jackie Whelchel) 
Becker '54 has moved to 5804 Gam- 
ble Dr., Orlando, Fla. 

Trammell Carmichael '55 was re- 
elected Commissioner of Roads and 
Revenues in Cherokee County, Ga. 
last May. 

Mrs. Donald (Betsy MacMillan) 
Rubin '55 entered the University of 
New York Medical School this fall. 
She is living at 52 Spring St., New 
York 12, N. Y. 

Nancy Camp '55 visited Mrs. Jose 
Luis (Liz Mathieu) Frias '55 in Mexico 
City, Mexico during the summer. 

Stanley Aldridge '55 received a 
M.D. degree from the Augusta Medi- 
cal College in June. He is interning 

at Ga. Baptist Hospital in Atlanta. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. W. Charles 
Smith '57 a daughter, Cindy Kay, on 
July 2, The family lives at 1325 W. 
Rugby Ave., College Park, Ga. 

David Fisher '57 is a staff producer 
of WGTV, the new television station 
at the University of Georgia. Accord- 
ing to a newsletter from the U. of Ga., 
he is assigned a TV program and, 
"together with a faculty member or 
subject matter specialist, builds the 
program from its initial stage to the 
final telecast." WGTV is broadcast on 
channel 8. 

Mr. and Mrs. (Pat Baker) Lewis 

B. DeRose '57/'58 have moved to 348 
Lament Dr., Decatur, Ga. Mr. DeRose 
has joined the State of Georgia Dept. 
of Public Health as a public health 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. (Peggy 
Compton) Gibson "58 have built a new 
home at Rt. 1, Fairview Dr., in Aus- 
tell, Ga. She would like to hear from 
her Oglethorpe friends. 

Married: Martha Sydney Mobley 

'59 to Jefferson Jack Moss, Jr., at 
the Cokesbury Methodist Church in 
Atlanta on July 1. Mrs. Moss is com- 
pleting work leading toward her M.A. 
degree in History at Emory Univer- 
sity. Mr. Moss is vice president and 
general manager of Crest Screen Pro- 
cess, Inc. in Atlanta. The couple is 
living at 5666 Long Island Dr., N.W., 

Joe Duckworth '59 is working to- 
ward his Master of Arts in Teaching 
degree at Oberlin College under the 
auspices of a Ford Foundation Scho- 
larship. He is majoring in history. His 
present address is 249 Elm St., Ober- 
lin, Ohio. 

Ensign McDonald Willis '59 is sta- 
tioned aboard the heavy cruiser USS 
Des Moines, flagship of the US Sixth 
Fleet, which is home-ported in Ville- 
Franche, France. He will return to this 
country this winter. 

John B. Arnold, Jr. '60 is attending 
Columbia Seminary in Decatur. Ga. 

Robert W. Loftin '60 and Pennye 

K. Wilson '60 were married at 2 p.m. 
on June 5. The ceremony came be- 
tween the Baccalaureate Sermon at 
I I a.m. and the Commencement Pro- 
gram at 5 p.m. Bob entered gradu- 
ate school at Florida State University 
in September on a graduate assistant- 

Barbara Marsh '60 is teaching a 
second grade in the Roswell Elemen- 
tary School in Roswell, Ga. 

Jerry Avers '60 is a calutron opera- 
tor in the Stable Isotopes Division at 
Oak Ridge National Laboratories. A 
calutron is an instrument that sepa- 
rates isotopes. 

Mrs. Edith Gantt '60 is teaching in 
the Powers Ferry Elementary School 
in the Cobb County system. 

Mrs. T. C. Lackland, Jr., '60 is 

Director of Speech for the Dougherty 
County (Ga.) Board of Education. 

Mrs. Jesse Ouflar '60 is teaching 
in DeKalb County, Ga. 

Mrs. Floyd Pirkle '60 is teaching in 
Rockdale County, Ga. 

Barbara Ramsden '60 is teaching 
citizenship in the eighth grade at Hape- 
ville High School in Hapeville, Ga. 

Mrs. Willis W. Smoot '60 is teach- 
ing in the DeKalb County school sys- 

Mrs. Edna S. Reinhold '60 is teach- 
ing in the West Haven Elementary 
School in Atlanta. 

Mrs. Martha S. Nesbit '60 is teach- 
ing the fifth grade in the Norcross, 
Ga. elementary school. 

Mrs. Lyman (Virginia House) How- 
ard '60 is teaching in the DeKalb 

County school system. 

Mrs. Betty Ann Friedman '60 is an 

elementary school teacher in the De- 
Kalb County, Ga. school system. 

Mrs. Carolyn M. Craven '60 is 

teaching in an elementary school in 

Mrs. Vema G. Blackstock '60 is 

teaching in the Forsyth County, Ga. 
school system. 

Mrs. Helen Babb Avery '60 is teach- 
ing the sixth grade in the Fulton 
County school system. 

October, 1960 

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Paul Bacon '31 aninged the first Oglethorpe alumni dinner to be held in California. It 
was held at the Villa Chartier in San Mateo. 

The gathering was prompted by Dr. Agnew's vacation trip to the West Coast last summer. 

In attendance were (seated) Mrs. Parrish, Helen Parrish '28, Joe Accardi '57, Mrs. Accardi, 
Dr. Aqnew, Joe Hilbert '57, joLelyn Agnew, Mrs. Agnew; (standing) Mr. Bacon, John Hall '51, 
Mrs. 'dscon. 

Married: Eula Mab Rodgers '61 to 

Lt. jg. Alvin B. Ginsburg USN in San 
Diego, Calif, on June 25. The couple 
is living at 6 Badger Rd., Annapolis, 
Md. Lt. Ginsburg is teaching mathe- 
matics at the U.S. Naval Academy. 
Mrs. Ginsburg plans to complete her 
undergradute studies at St. Johns Col- 
lege in Annapolis. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. (Ethel Fad- 
den) Allen Ault '61/'61 a daughter, 
Debra Marie, in Atlanta on June 28. 
She is the couples first child and 
weighed 6 lbs., 15 oz. The family 
lives at 4080 Clairmont Rd., Cham- 
blee, Ga. 

Married: Ellen Mullendore '62 of 

Atlanta to Steve Cantrell at the Audu- 
bon Methodist Church in Atlanta on 
September 4. Mrs. Cantrell is con- 
tinuing her studies at Oglethorpe, and 
Mr. Cantrell, a junior at Ga. Tech, 
will also work toward his degree. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. (Anne Sny- 
der) David L. Allen '63/'63 a daugh- 
ter, Beth Louise, at the Piedmont 
Hospital in Atlanta on July 7. The 
couples first baby weighed 6 lbs., IIVe 
oz. The family lives at 1424 Meeting 
Rd., N.E., Atlanta 19. 


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