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Full text of "Flying Petrel, October 1961"

EDITION 



Vol. 44 



Published by National Oglethorpe Alumni Association, October, 1961 



No. 3 



HILDRETH LEADS 1961-62 FUND 



$38,500 GOAL 

Philip Hildreth "34, second vice 
president of the Alumni Assn, has 
been named chairman of the Forward 
Oglethorpe Fund for 1961-62. Mr. 
Hildreth is vice president of Clement 
& Co., Atlanta based claims adjuster 
firm. 

The combined Alumni Assn and 
Athletic Booster Club goal is set at 
538,500, about one third higher than 
that of last year. The figure was ar- 
rived at as the sum of the following 
objectives: 

1 . Unrestricted Gifts - $2 1 ,000 - to 
be used as best serve the objectives 
of the college. Some of these are 
faculty salary supplements, academic 
scholarships and loans, and instruction- 
al equipment and supplies. 

2. Athletic Grants-In-Aid - S14,- 
500 - to be used to defray college ex- 
penses for academically qualified stu- 
dents who also show exceptional ath- 
letic ability. 

3. Capital Gifts - S3, 000 - to be 
used to continue studies and plans 
leading to the construction of a new 
library building and new residence 
hall for women. 

All of the objectives are of great 
importance to the progress of Ogle- 
thorpe University's total program. 
They are deemed worthy of your 
thoughtful consideration and support. 
Each is endorsed by the trustees and 
by the administration. 

Assisting Mr. Hildreth in over-all 
planning and implementation are 
Howard G. Axelberg '40, president of 
the Alumni Assn and chairman of the 
highly successful 1960-61 Fund drive, 
and Stephen J. Schmidt '40, outstand- 
ing leader of the Booster Club. 




PHILIP HILDRETH 

Others on the steering committee 
are Joseph Murphy '20, Wayne Traer 
"28, Mary Asher '43, O.K. Sheffield 
"53, Mike Murphey "54 and Louis 
Wuichet "59. 

This combined appeal is designed 
to permit you, the donor, to view all 
objectives at one time. With one check, 
you may support any one, two or all 
objectives. But don"t send your gift 
now. Wait until you are invited to 
contribute, either personally or by mail. 

Mr. Hildreth said, "I feel very, very 
strongly about the importance of the 
alumni effort to the over-ail develop- 
ment program of Oglethorpe."" He 
added, "1 know we will all do the job 
we are capable of doing for the better- 
ment of the school. We will all be the 
prouder for it."' 



LETS DANCE 

Wliat happened in a decade? 
Alumni, who attend the Oglethorpe 
Alumni Assn's Fifth Annual Dinner 
Dance, will have a chance to find out. 
All alumni are invited to the dance, 
and those in the classes of "6 1 , '51, '41, 
"31. and "21 are especially invited. A 
special effort is underway to make sure 
these alumni attend. . .imagine the 
stories they will have to tell? 

The annual dinner dance, just the 
spark you need to start a delightful 
.social season, will be held at the ex- 
clusive Capital City Country Club on 
Saturday, October 14. The club is 
located on Brookhaven Drive near 
Oglethorpe. 

Many illustrious Oglethorpe alumni 
will be attending this year"s affair. 
Among the many who are coming are 
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Axelberg "40, 
Sam Hirsch "50, Wayne Traer '28. 
Tommie Carper "37, and Mr. and Mrs. 
O. K. Sheffield "53 "54. 

The program starts at 7 p.m. with 
a social hour, dinner will be served at 
8, and from 9 to I 2 there will be time 
for dancing and chatting. One of At- 
lanta"s top orchestras will provide ap- 
propiate music. 

Between 100 and 150 alumni are 
expected. 

If you have not made YOUR re- 
servations, send a check covering the 
number you need to the Alumni Office, 
immediately. Tickets are 56.00 per 
person. They include dinner, tax, tip, 
and dancing. 

There will be NO speeches and NO 
fund raising. . . .YES, we will have 
FUN RAISING at the Fifth Annual 
Dinner Dance. . . .Mark your calender 
now. The date is October 14. 



^lic ^iiiina I etrei 
October, 1961 

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

Printed by 
Russell & Wardlaw 

OFFICERS 

Howard Axclberg '40 President 

Samuel M. Hirscli '50 .._ 1st V. President 
Philip Hiidreth '34 . ___ 2nd V. President 
W. Elmer George '40 .. 3rd V. President 

Mrs. Betty Villegas '49 Secretary 

Martin Sterling '36 Treasurer 

DIRECTORS 

O. K. Sheffield '53 Chairman 

Joseph R. Murphy '20 
Wayno S. Traer '28 
Mrs. Mary Walker '34 
Harry P. Wren '34 
Mrs. Tommie Carper "37 
Francis S. Key '38 
Mrs. Mary Asher '43 
Louis Wuichet '59 

EDITOR 

Daniel L. Ui'fner, Jr. '51 



COLLEGE COMMITMENT 

To one of the largest enrollments 
in modern times. President Donald 
C. Agnew delivered a thought provok- 
ing speech. The occasion was the open- 
ing of college and Senior Capping 
Ceremony on September 20. 

Defining the role of a small liberal 
arts college in the present world crisis 
was the impetus for the title of Dr. 
Agnew's address, "Colletie Commit- 
ment, 1961-1962." 

"Berlin in not only a problem in 
itself, but it is a symptom of wide- 
spread unrest and conflict. Indications 
are that the best thing we can hope for 
is an indefinite period of limited 
wars.", said Dr. Agnew. "The chances 
of a nuclear war are real. . .If we had a 
nuclear war, what values should be 
preserved? The ideas of Western Civil- 
ization must be reassembled, reexamin- 
ed and reborn." Dr. Agnew pointed out 
that we must decide which things are of 

(Continued on page 3) 



1960-61 ALUMNI EFFORT 

BEST IN O. U. HISTORY 

It would take an endownment of 
8624,433.75 invested at 4 percent in- 
terest to match the 524,977.39 con- 
tributed by alumni to Oglethorpe last 
year. And a grand total of 683 donors 
made this possible. 

By every measurement, the 1960-61 
Forward Oglethorpe Fund was the 
most successful program of its kind in 
Oglethorpe's history. 

While scores of alumni played major 
roles in this undertaking, special re- 
cognition should be given to Howard 
G. Axelberg "40, chairman and Stephen 
J. Schmidt "40, president of the Booster 
Club. The series of letters sent to 
alumni were the results of their efforts 
and those of O.K. Sheffield "53, 1960- 
61 president of the Alumni Assn and 
of Robert B. Oliver "57, first vice 
president of the Booster Club. These 
men gave freely of their time and 
energy demanded by the responsibili- 
ties of this important task. 

Of course, the importance of the 
roles played by every single one of the 
683 alumni donors cannot be over- 
estimated. 

Three classes, leaders of the three 
categories of measurement, were hon- 
ored on Alumni Day in May. They 
were the Class of '20 for highest per- 
cent of participation - 36 percent; 
Class of '37 for largest amount con- 
tributed - 86,794.50; and Class of '40 
for greatest number of donors - 36. 

The money provided 55,000 for 
faculty salary supplements; $6,602.16 
for current operating expenses includ- 
ing instructional equipment and mater- 
ials; 88,166.75 for athletic grants-in- 
aid; 83,658 toward construction of a 
new library and residence hall for 
women and 81,550.48 for renovations 
of buildings and grounds - every area 
a vital one. 

In addition, the Booster Club re- 
ceived 8855 from non-alumni sources, 
and two Booster Club members took 
out life insurance policies of 55,000 
each naming Oglethorpe as benficiary. 



NINE ALUMNI HEAD 

GEORGIA AREAS 

Nine alumni are serving as volunteer 
area chairmen for a personal solicita- 
tion phase of the Forward Oglethorpe 
Fund this year. 

The areas and chairmen are: Albany, 
Miss Bertha Faircloth '40; Athens, 
Donald Bloemer "53; Atlanta Zone 5, 
Creighton Perry '37; Atlanta Zone 11, 
Robert Boggus '49; Atlanta Zone 19, 
William A^ers '47; Chamblee, Col. 
Francis Shipton '58; Cherokee County, 
W. Alex Weatherby "55; Dublin. Rev. 
Samuel Edleman *57; and Tri-Cities, 
Mrs. David Garrett "52. 

Two areas in Georgia were personal- 
ly solicited last year with gratifying 
results. The areas were East Point led 
by Rev. William "Bill" Allison '33 
and Cherokee County with William 
Hasty '48 as chairman. Donors in- 
creased from 4 to 30 percent and the 
amount of gifts rose seven fold. 

These results confirmed eyperiences 
of other colleges using the same met- 
hod and led to the decision to expand 
the number of areas in this phase. 

Final results are not available since 
volunteers are still in the process of 
completing their visits, but initial re- 
ports are encouraging. This is parti- 
cularly true of the significant number 
of new donors contributing. 

The first public report of Forward 
Oglethorpe Fund progress will be an- 
nounced at the dinner-dance. 



An Honor Roll is now being pre- 
pared which lists the names of all 
donors and includes many interesting 
figures and comparisons. It will be 
mailed to all 1960-61 donors. 

Alumni can be truly proud of their 
achievement. Through their support, 
Oglethorpe has been able to provide a 
more meaningful education for her 
students than was possible without 
their help. 



The Fifth Annual Alumni 



Page 2 



The Flying Petrel 





MRS. DAVID GARRETT 
Chairman — Tri-Cities 



DONALD BLOEMER 
Chairman^ — ^ Athens 



OGLETHROPE ADDS 
THREE MORE TO FACULTY 

Oizlcthorpc lias named three faculty 
members lor tlie fall quarter. I hese are 
in addition to tlie six mentioned in the 
.liil\ issue of The Flyinji Petrtl. 

Max T. Johns, instructor of Eco- 
nomics and Austin C. Schlenker, As- 
sistant Professor of E{conomics will 
teacli in the Business and Citizenship 
Divisions. Cornett Woodley, education, 
will serve as visiting teacher. 

Mr. Schlenker comes to Oglethorpe 
from Southwest Texas Junior College. 
He obtained his masters degree from 
Texas College of Arts and Industries. 
Mr. Johns has had experience in the 
business world. Prior to coming to 
Oglethorpe, he taught at the University 
of Georgia. Mr. Woodley received his 
M. A. degree in Education from East- 
ern Kentucky State College. He has 
been associated with the Bartow 
County Schools. 

We know a mutually beneficial as- 
sociation between Oglethorpe and the 
new members of the faculty will be 
achieved in the forthcoming year. 





W. ALEX WEATHERBY 
Chairman — Cherokee Co. 



WiLLIAIVI AYERS 
Chairman — Atlanta Zone 19 



College Commitment 

(Continued Irom Page 2) 

lasting value and then make sure we 
do not become too complacent about 
retaining these values. 

Oglethorpe is beginning a two-year 
self-study program. It will enable the 
University to reexamine these values 
as presented all aspects of the Univer- 
sity including its students, faculty, ad- 
ministration, physical plant, financial 
structure, curriculum, and community 
relations. The plan is to study in dept'i 
a projecton of its facilities and program 
for the next ten years. 

"The value of the task," said Dr. 
Agnew, "is the preservation of lasting 
ideas and the creation of new and bet- 
ter ideas. This is what a liberal educa- 
tion means." 



Assn Dinner Dance Will 



October, 1961 



Page 3 



REMINISCING WITH THE 

WENDELL BROWNS 

CHARACTERS 

Those of us who set out to revivify 
Ogletliorpe were a pretty naive lot 
when it came to running a college. 
True, we had many ideas that have 
proven excellent in the subsequent 
years, but when we chose our as- 
sociates — staff, faculty, or students — 
only a kindly Providence kept us out of 
trouble — most of the time. 

There was the purchasing agent who 
furnished his house and many other 
things out of our pitiful treasury. He 
was dismissed, promising to pay back 
the several thousand dollars, and when 
he was caught a few days later, with 
mask and gun, robbing a pool hall, he 
told police, and the world, that he had 
to have the money to pay back Ogle- 
thorpe. Our public image (to coin a 
phrase) was not sculpted by Phidias. 

Then there was the faculty member 
who boiled human innards in a labora- 
tory in Phoebe Hearst. The evidence 
of lliese tests was always most con- 
clusive at meal times, and, if we had 
had enough sense, we could have saved 
greatly on the food budget. This went 
on (the President, who did not live in 
Hearst, thought we were finicky) until 
he brought some VIP's to a luncheon. 

All this is amusing in retrospect, but 
the most amusing episode involved 
both a professor and a student. The 
latter, a girl of rather vague back- 
ground, appeared quite the normal 
coed when she arrived in September, 
but by October all of us had noticed 
strange actions. When she proposed 
to write a book, then three books — on 
psychology, on religion, and on sex — 
we knew that something had to be 
done. A long distance call to father 
brought forth his opinion that she was 
perfectly all right, and that he did not 
want her home — ever. Of course, most 
of the school — students and faculty — 
were all living together in Hearst. One 
two-room suite was occupied by a very 
dignified and rather timid professor, 
who, because of the crowded quarters, 
did much of his work in the evenincs 



NORMAN THOMSON 
RESIGNS 

Norman Thomson, Oglethorpe's 
jovial, hustling Director of Develop- 
ment, has resigned. In recent months, 
the great pressure inherent in such a 
position began to have telling effects 
on his health. His doctors advised him 
to get out from under or suffer the 
consequences. 

In his letter of resignation to Dr. 
Agnew, he stated, "It has been difficult 
to come to this decision. Difficult, not 
only because 1 have been privileged to 
meet many sons and daughters of 
Oglethorpe for whom 1 hold a deep 
respect, but primarily because Ogle- 
thorpe University is at the crossroads 
of true greatness, and I would like to 
remain with you and our Trustees and 
observe the ushering in of the New 
Day." 

Sincere regrets are felt by all who 
know him and know of his perserver- 
ance on behalf of Oglethorpe. 

Mr. Thomson has taken a teaching 
position with Florida Southern Uni- 
versity, and he expects to do some con- 
sulting in that college's development 
program - but not too much. He can 
be contacted in care of Thomson & 
Sheridan, Inc., P.O. Box 247, Lake- 
land, Fla. 

Oglethorpe wishes him good health 
and success in his new position. 



in bed, while his wife took care of the 
two little girls in the next room. One 
night as he worked there, the door 
opened, and in came our heroine in 
night clothes. She climbed into bed to 
discuss the problems of her work with 
him. That is, she started to. With a 
bound he left the bed, yelling for his 
wife. Regardless of father's wishes, the 
next morning, she was on a train for 
home. 

Ah, the dear, dead days! 




In this picture, unavailable for last issue, 
Mr. L. F. Montgomery hands Dr. Agnew a 
check lor SI 5,000. Steve Schmidt, who worked 
closely with Mr. Montgomery for the gift, 
beams his approval. 



O. U. SENIOR RETURNS 

Bob Olsen, a senior, has returned to 
Oglethorpe University after spending 
his junior year in Sweden. He studied 
abroad on a grant provided by Scandi- 
navian countries. The purpose of the 
grants are to enable American students 
to better understand the Scandinavian 
way of living. 

While in Sweden, Bob studied gen- 
eral courses covering Swedish life and 
history. He also carried out a research 
project based on Boy Scouting in 
Sweden. 

According to Bob, "The Swedish 
people have an exceptionally high 
standard of living, expecially higher 
than other European countries." He 
feels that their long neutrality is a 
major factor. There are only two class- 
es of people in Sweden — the middle 
class and the wealthy class. 

In spite of their proximity to the 
USSR, Bob has the impression that the 
Swedish people are much less afraid 
of the Russians than are Americans. 



Be Held At The Capital 



Page 4 



The Flying Petrel 



NEW VARSITY SPORT 

Soccer socks its way onto the Ogle- 
thorpe campus. Known as football in 
most countries, soccer is a major team 
sport. As a fall sport, it will round out 
a complete athletic program for Ogle- 
thorpe. Students will be able to enjoy 
soccer, basketball in tiie winter, and 
tennis and baseball in the spring. 

Soccer, characterized by rapid move- 
ment, is played with two teams of 
eleven players. The object of the game 
is to move the ball through the goal 
posts and score a point. The ball can 
be moved only by butting it with a 
player's head or kicking it with his foot. 
The game is played in halves, and it 
takes about ninety minutes to complete. 

The playing area is about the size 
of a football field. Hermance Field 
will be the site of all future home 
games. 

Billy Carter, former Oglethorpe 
athlete, will coach the Oglethorpe 
team. Coach Carter plans to initiate 
the new sport by encouraging freshman 
to participate. Then the team and the 
sport can grow together. 

No definite plans for competitive 
matches have been made for this fall. 
However, Coach Carter, hopes to have 
2 or 3 matches lined up before the 
season is over. 

One of Oglethorpe's most enthusi- 
astic soccer spectators this year will be 
Dr. Arthur Bieler, professor of mod- 
ern languages. His interest in the 
sport started when he played in Vien- 
na, Austria. 

Dr. Bieler feels that soccer hasn't 
caught on in the United States in the 
past because of competition from other 
traditional sports. "It's a very fascinat- 
ing sport," feels Dr. Bieler, "from a 
spectator's as well as from a partici- 
pant's view point." He added that he 
believes it will gain enthusiatic support 
from the Oglethorpe student body. 



BASKETBALL PREVIEW 

This year Oglethorpe fans will see 
action packed basketball games. A 
complete schedule departure from the 
past five years will triple the strength 
of the schedule according to Coach 
Garland Pinhoister. Instead of being 
the favorite team everytime the Petrels 
go on the floor, they are picked as 
underdogs or for a toss-up in eighteen 
out of twenty-two games. This means 
a harder game, more action, and more 
school spirit through greater interest in 
the game. Coach Pinhoister said, "We 
might win only half the games because 
we are playing bigger, more experi- 
enced teams, but you'll see better 
basketball." 

Five freshman are starting out to- 
gether. They represent an average 
height of 6 feet 4 inches and a scholas- 
tic average of 9 1 . Four of the boys 
were offered grants to larger univer- 
sities. They chose Oglethorpe for ed- 
ucational as well as for athletic pur- 
poses. 

Of the eight returning players, all 
but one are juniors and seniors. It will 
be a battle between the old and the 
new. The five freshman want to see 
action (his year. Their hustle and talent 
will put a lot of pressure on returning 
lettermen. The overall result should 
bring a new high in spirit to a team al- 
ready noted for zing. 



OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY 


BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 




1961-62 




Dole 


Opponents 




December 






2 




Here 


4 


Piedmont Colleqe 


Here 


9 


Mississippi Southern 


There 


18-19 


O. U Invitational 

Mississippi Col 
Davidson Colleqe 
Carson-Newman Col. 
Oqlethorpe Univ. 


Here 


27 or 29 


U. of Rhode Island 


Here 


January 






3 




Here 


6 


Jacksonville U. 


Here 


12 


Mississippi Southern 


Here 


17 


Penibroke State Col. 


Here 


20 


SI. Bernard Col- 


There 


22 


Piedmont College 


There 


26 


Cumberland Colleqe 


Here 


Tebruory 






3 




There 


7 


Pikeville Colleqe 


Here 


9 


Jacksonville U 


There 


10 


Rollinqs College - 


-. There 


13 




Here 


17 


Stetson Univ 


There 


22 




There 


24 


Chattanooqo U. 


There 


27 


Belmont Abbey 


Here 


Home games will be played in tl 


e Oqlethorpe 


University 


field house at 8 p.m. 





Basketball practice officially starts 
October 14. The first game is Decem- 
ber 2 with St. Bernard. 

Support our team. . . .Cheer the Pe- 
trels to Victory. . . .Join the Booster 
Club. 



1961- 


■62 VARSITY BASKETBALL 


ROSTER 


Name 


Height 


Posidon 


Class 


Homelown 


Joe Carter 


6'0" 


G 


1 


Atlanta 


Bobby Dalgleish 


6'0" 


G 


2 


Atlanta 


Johnny Guthrie 


5'9" 


G 


4 


Atlanta 


Jimbo Hartlage 


6'4" 


F 


1 


Elizabethtown, Kv. 


Morris Mitchell 


6'6" 


C 


3 


Atlanta 


Bobby Nance 


6'5" 


F-C 


3 


Cedartown, Ga. 


Tom Norwood 


5' 11" 


G 


4 


Decatur, Ga. 


Billy Parker 


6'5" 


F 


1 


Newnan, Ga. 


Jay Rowland 


6'1" 


G 


4 


Gainesville, Fla. 


Bobby Sexton 


6'5" 


F 


2 


Opelika, Ala. 


Bill Stewart 


6'6" 


F 


1 


Talledetia, Ala. 


Rav Thomas 


6'3" 


G 


1 


Cedartown, Ga. 


Darrell Whitford 


6'3" 


G 


3 


Silver Grove, Ky. 



City Country Club On 



October, 1961 



Page 5 



Fnr Teachable Geiwralists 

NE\>k CURRICl LI M IN 
BUSINESS ADMIMSTRATION 

Nationwide, business schools are 
hearing the same plea from business- 
men, "We want a college graduate 
with a basic understanding of business 
to whom we can teach the specifics of 
our particular business" and "We are 
tired of trying to reteach a man the 
broad concept of business, when his 
knowledges is limited to his specializa- 
tion." 

Their justifiable complaints stem 
from a lack of exposure to the humani- 
ties of their junior executives who have 
had highly specialized business courses. 
In many instances a graduate's special- 
iaztion lies in areas years ahead of his 
present needs. Businessmen see a need 
in management for personnel with an 
understanding of the human element 
in business. 

Oglethorpe Unversity's Division of 
Business Administration has decided to 
do something about the problem. This 
fall a greatly modified business ad- 
ministration program, geared to mod- 
ern business needs, will be instituted. 
The uniqueness of the Business Divi- 
sions program lies in its underlying 
purpose seen in the required courses 
which are a part of the new business 
curriculum. They are designed to give 
students a basic knowledge of man, 
the fundamental skills of modern busi- 
ness, and make them "Teachable 
Generalists". 

A teachable generalist, according 
to professor of management develop- 
ment Wm. A. Egerton, is not a specia- 
list, but one who is knowledgeable of 
the business world and capable of see- 
ing the overall business picture. The 
courses which have been planned to 
achieve this purpose are difficult and 
exacting in their aim. 

Students are required to take 50 
percent of their courses in the humani- 
ties. Their remaining requirements in 
the new business curriculum are higher 
mathematics, human relations, the 
conceptual foundation of business, 
business law, accounting and costing. 




Mr. & Mrs. John Patrick enjoy an all too 
brief visit to Oglethorpe, Mr. Patrick '33, after 
graduation, coached the football Petrels through 
the thirties. He is assistant Superintendent of 
the East Chicago, 111. school system. 



marketing, statistics, and principles of 
management. 

In addition, a major innovation is 
a required year of physics. Since World 
War II business has become highly 
automated and a rising number of 
technical products are being manu- 
factured. Physics, Mr. Egerton pointed 
out, is a basic science from which other 
sciences have sprung. The modern 
businessman needs an understanding 
of scientific theory to better com- 
municate with his co-workers and to 
make sound decisions. It is believed 
a good basic course in physics will sup- 
ply this need. 

This new business administration 
program is designed to give a broad 
understanding of business to the stud- 
ent. He will also be better equipped to 
face life's problems. 

Oglethorpe graduates will discover 
that this program which they will have 
experienced at Oglethorpe, will enable 
them to surpass those who have had 
the older, narrow, specialized training 
found in too many other colleges. 



Goslin Effect 

RUSSIAN THEORY DISPROVED 

BY 0. U. PROFESSOR 

Roy N. Goslin, Oglethorpe professor 
of physics, has disproved a Russian 
theory and replaced it with his own. 

Mr. Goslin, a consultant at Oak 
Ridge National Laboratories for many 
years, began working on a special pro- 
ject this summer in collaboration with 
O. C. Yonts, A.M. Veach and Dr. E. 
D. Shipley. 

The team began preliminary studies 
of ion beam and secondary plasma 
interactions. While results were veri- 
fied, Mr. Goslin disproved the Russian 
theory that explained them. His col- 
leagues, consequently, named his 
theory the "Goslin Effect". 

The Goslin Effect is "an explana- 
tion, making use of equal potential 
lines, of why well-defined high current 
ion beams passing through a vacuum 
and a magnetic field have a tendency 
to oscillate and blow up." 

Ion beams are used in electronuclear 
and thermonuclear energy devices. Ac- 
cording to Mr. Goslin, ion beams may 
be the primary source of power in 
future space craft when in outer space. 

A paper, concerning these results 
and the team's continuing studies in 
this area, will be read at the American 
Plasma Physics Conference in Colora- 
do Springs on November 16-17. 



ALUMNI 
DINNER DANCE 

Saturday, October 14 
7:00 P.M.- 12 

Make your Reservations 
Now 



Saturday, October 14 



Page 6 



The Flying Petrel 



Fl LBRIGHT LECTl MER 

DR. ABBOTT RETURNS 

Dr. Martin Abbott, professor of 
history at Oglethorpe University, has 
just returned from a years leave as a 
Fulbright lecturer. He was one of only 
28 lecturers chosen to tra\'el and lec- 
ture in Germany during the past twelve 
months. In Germany, Dr. Abbot 1 
taught American History and Western 
Civilization at Interpreters Institute, a 
branch of the University of Mainz. 

Dr. Abbott, his wife and two chil- 
dren lived in an apartment in Germer- 
sheim, a small provincial village in the 
Rhine Valley, with other Fulbright 
lecturers. 

In addition to formal lecturing duties 
stated in the Fulbright grant. Profes- 
sor Abbott gave lectures under the 
auspices of the United States Informa- 
tion Service. They covered various 
aspects of American history and de- 
velopment. An interesting fact is that 
speeches given by the lecturers are 
bound into a pamphlet or book and 
distributed to all who attended them, 
to the local library, and to others in- 
terested in obtaining a copy. 

German teachers, doctors, and ed- 
ucators usually attended these lectures, 
liowever. they were open to everyone. 
The main purpose was to explain 
working American democracy to 
people of that country. One cannot 
help but wonder if the average man 
also benefits from these lectures. A 
hope is that the more educated German 
will teach the less educated. 

A Fulbright lecturer has two specific 
duties. He usually lectures on his 
specific field of knowledge, and he 
helps to organize American study con- 
ferences for about 30 to 40 German 
educators who teach English or Ameri- 
can studies. 

The American Civil War is Dr. Ab- 
bott's speciality. Although he does not 
consider himself an expert, he is re- 
nowned for his scholarly research in 
this specific phase of American history. 
In explaining the German people's in- 
terest in the Civil War, Dr. Abbott pre- 



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Died: George H. Phillips, .Ir. "27 in the 

spring of 1961. 



C/aJJ of 82 



Born; To Mr. & Mrs. Howard K. 
(Peggy Compton '58) (iibson a son. 
Howard. Jr. on Aug. I at the Kenne- 
stone Hospital in Marietta. Ga. The 
couple's first bo\' weighed 7 lbs. 8 1 2 
ounces. 

Born: to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse (Mary 
Pool '59) Del'ore a daughter. Hvehn. 
on May 7. 1961. The baby weighed 7 
pounds. 8 1 2 ounces. 

Born: to Mr. & Mrs. Harold Adair 

'60 a son. Edward Harold on July 3 1 at 
the Oak Ridge Hospital in Oak Ridge. 
Tenn. The baby, the couple's first. 
weighed 5 pounds. 13 I 2 ounces. The 
family lives at 212 W. Fair View Rd., 
Oak Ridge. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. James C. 
(Kllen Billings) Harvey 61/63. a boy. 
James. Jr., on May 30, 1961. The 
baby was born at St. Joseph's Hospital 
in Atlanta, and he weighed 6 pounds, 
5 ounces. 



sented an interesting idea. He feels that 
the suffering of the South after the 
Civil War, as described so eloquently in 
Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With The 
Wind," is thought of in the German 
mind as beinu similar to the sufferins: of 
the Germans' after WW I and WW^II. 

The purposes of the Fulbright grants 
are to promote understanding of Amer- 
ican ideas and ideals to foreigners, and 
to promote the foreign way of life to 
Americans. Dr. Abbott feels we are 
doing an excellent job in reaching the 
more educated of a country. America 
may be falling down in reaching the 
masses. 

The Abbotts had a chance to do 
quite a bit of sightseeing on their trip 
after duties at the University were com- 



THROUGH THE YEARS 

Found: Mrs. Boyce (Mary Louise 
Smith) (iihson '26 who is living at 340 
South Glenro\ Avenue, Los Angeles 
46, Calif. 

Mrs. Letcher P. (Leola Wallace) 
(Jrice '29 is teaching in the Atlanta 
School System. She has been President 
of the Peachtree-Hills Woman's Club. 
Delta Chapter of ADK and ACE. She 
is, also, active in the Atlanta Historical 
Society and the Civil War Round 
Table. Her husband. General Cirice 
Ret. U.S.A. is a dealer in securities. 

Charles L. McKissick '31 is a re- 
gistered real estate briiker in Carra- 
belle, Florida. 

New address for Mrs. C. I). (Marv Mc- 

Williams- Huev '35 is 23 1 2 Herbert 
St.. Ocala, Fla.' 

Mrs. H. T. (Jolightly '38 has retired 
for the second time from the Fulton 
County School System. She formerly 
taught mathematics in high school. She 
is active in a local garden club and 
the Georgia Rose Society. 

Francis S. Key '38 has been named 
trustee of the Commercial Credit Co. 
in Atlanta. He also retains his title of 
senior vice president. 

Mrs. Philip (Orine Taylor) Gates "42 

is teaching fifth grade in the R. L. 
Hope School in Atlanta. 



pleted. They saw Luxemburg. Norway, 
Switzerland, and Holland. 

While still in Germany, they were 
able to take a trip to Berlin last April. 
They visited both the East and West 
sectors of the city. The marked dif- 
ferences between the two sectors of the 
city present a stark display of the dif- 
ference between these two forms of 
government. 

"The German people we met were 
extremely warm and had a strong ad- 
miration for Americans.". Said Dr. 
Abbott. "When we make a mistake 
such as the Cuban fiasco, in their 
eyes it is like a friend we like very 
much not succeeding in his endeavors, 
and everyone hates to see a friend fail." 



Plan To Enjoy Yourself 



October, 1961 



Page 7 



THROUGH THE YEARS 



Miss Caroline Hall '42 is an elemen- 
tary school Principal in the Atlanta 
School System. She is a member of 
the choir of the Glenn Methodist 
Church and on the board of counselors 
of Sheltering Arms Day Nurseries. 

Lt. Col. Basil J. SolliHo '42 can be 

reached at Office of the Provost 
Marshall, USCRCARIB, Drawer 20, 
Fort Clayton, Canal Zone. 

Mrs. C. R. (Alice Brag) Geiger '42 

is a free lance portrait artist. Her ad- 
dress is 273 Rumson Road, N. E., 
Atlanta 5, Georgia. 

Mrs. Edward W. ( Betty e Ray) De- 
Jon '43 is active in the Houston En- 
gineer's Club, Meyerland Club, PTA, 
Church Circle, Girl Scouts, Galveston 
Bay Selling Club, Cappa Delta 
Alumnae Assn. Her husband is a sales 
engineer with Johns-Manville. 

Ken Steele '49 received a medical 
discharge in the spring of 1960, after 
serving for ten years as a regular of- 
ficer in the Marine Corps. He is now 
a full time graduate student in finance 
at the University of Southern Calif. He 
mentioned in a recent letter that he 
would like to hear from, or see his old 
Petrel friends. 




Mrs. R. G. (Nancy Speicher) Ashford '52 
and her daughter, Carol, pose at Versailles, 
"Spike's" current address is Straelen Nie- 
derrhein (22A), oelpad 8, West Germany. 



Stuart Herman '50 is District Man- 
ager of the Customer Development 



Service of A. J. Wood Research Corp. 
He lives at 566 Bloomfield Ave., 
Drexel Hill, Penn. 

Floyd N. Greer '50 is Personnel 
Manager of the Federal Reserve Bank 
in Atlanta. His wife. Marguerite Pear- 
son '50 is a house-wife and mother of 
two children, Vicki 5 12 and Michael 
3. The family lives at 1359 Nalley 
Circle, Decatur, Georgia. 

Miss Helen Gore '52 is a studio 
teacher for the Atlanta Board of Ed- 
ucation TV Station WETV. She 
teaches fifth grade social studies. 

Frederick T. Melgard '53 is living 
at 610 Ridgeway, White Plains, N. Y. 
He is married and has one child. He is 
associated with Arnold Bakeries in 
that area. 

John Camp '54 will work toward his 
Ph. D. degree in European History at 
the University of Chicago beginning 
this fall. This past year he taught 
French at Westminster School in 
Atlanta. 

A/2c Harry L. Greene, Jr. '57, A.F. 
14342810, 47th Supply Sq., Box N-14, 
APO, New York, N.Y., would like to 
hear from "any and all past acquain- 
tances" at Oglethorpe. 



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