Published by National Alumni Association of Oglethorpe University
October 1963 No. 3
ALUMNI ARE CHALLENGED
Our alumni association has a tre-
mendous challenge! At this period in
the history of Oglethorpe University we
find that the college must move for-
ward. The enrollment is at an all time
high. The addition of the evening
classes places greater emphasis on the
need and desire of students seeking an
education at Oglethorpe.
With increased enrollment, academic
standards have also been raised even
higher, the quality of our faculty has
been able to keep pace with this growth
thus far. However, it should be of con-
cern to all of us to realize that with
quality comes added financial and ad-
Oglethorpe University as a small, in-
dependent college receives very little,
if any, financial support from govern-
ment agencies. The main source of
income to the college comes from stu-
dent tuition. The money is used to
maintain our present operation without
capital for expansion of facilities and
supplements for faculty salaries.
If Oglethorpe University is to main-
tain its present high standard and status
among the top institutions of higher
learning, then we the members of the
alumni association must take an active
financial interest in its operation. Our
graduate list is comparatively small,
therefore it is vital that each former
student contribute at least something.
Many of our more recent graduates are
in the process of establishing homes,
etc. Regardless of our position, we
must all make every effort to pledge or
contribute as much as feasible.
In the very near future you will re-
ceive through the mail a letter with a
pledge envelope enclosed. It would be
a great accomplishment for Oglethorpe
E. P. "Penny" lones
Chairman. Fund Drive 1963-64
University if over the next three year
period we could build our goal and giv-
ing up to $60,000. This is a minimum
of what is needed to keep pace with
increased expenses of operation and to
supplement faculty salaries. Faculty
salaries must be increased if the college
is to maintain its reputation and qual-
ity teachers. As you know, recently
several of our outstanding teachers left
the college for other positoins in similar
colleges that could pay more.
Oglethorpe has to compete with col-
leges that have large endowments, etc.
Facilities are important to a college but
the faculty makes the college come
alive. Let's meet our obligation and
Three New Trustees
Two Oglethorpe alumni and a Bir-
mingham businessman were elected to
the Board of Trustees of Oglethorpe
University recently. This brings the
total number of Board members to
twenty-three regular members and two
Those appointed were; Mr. Norman
Arnold, '50, Mr. Stephen J. Schmidt,
'40, and Mr. Nelson Weaver.
Mr. Arnold resides in Columbia,
South Carolina where he is president of
the Ben Arnold Company. He was
married recently to an Atlanta girl, Miss
Gerry Sue Siegel. Mr. Arnold served
four years in the U.S. Navy after re-
ceiving his degree from Oglethorpe in
Mr. Schmidt is president of the Dixie
Seal and Stamp Company and owner of
the Dixie Metal Tag Company, both of
Atlanta. He is active in numerous civic
organizations, is a member of the At-
lanta Rotary Club, the Atlanta Cham-
ber of Commerce and has coached
Little League Baseball for several years.
He was elected to the Oglethorpe Hall
of Fame in 1963. He is a 1940 gradu-
ate of Oglethorpe and is married to the
former Jeanne Fuller, an Oglethorpe
Mr. Nelson Weaver of Alabama is
president of the Nelson Weaver Com-
panies, Inc. of Birmingham, Alabama,
a real estate and mortgage banking con-
cern. Sports enthusiasts know Mr.
Weaver as the President and Chairman
of the Board of the Atlanta Interna-
tional Raceway, Inc.
OL 3Lna Pel J "the one question'
Published seven times a year in July, September, Oc-
tober, January, March, April and May by Oglethorpe
University, Atlanta, Georgia.
Jim Holliday '49 President
E. P. "Penny" Jones '61 1st V. President
Wayne Dobbs, '61 2nd V. President
Bert Robinson '50 .....3rd "V. President
Mary Walker '34 Secretary
Wayne Traer '28 Treasurer
Sam M. Hirsch, Jr. '50 Chairman
Hank Atchison, '52
Bob Oliver, '57
Mrs. Tommie Carper, '37
Marvin Lawson, '58
Ed. Chandler, '49
Phil Scales, '41
Lamar Adams. '36
Wilson Franklin, '39
Mrs. Joyce B. Minofs, '57
From the Editor
With this issue, the Alumni Associa-
tion will begin publishing the "Flying
Petrel" six times a year. The dates of
publication will be October, December,
February, April, June and August.
I should like to ask that you — for
whom this magazine is published, to
write and tell of news that would be of
interest to your classmates, to the
alumni — a promotion, a marriage, an
There are over 4,000 of us now.
Over 40 years of graduates and former
students. The newer classes learn of
the successes and high attainments of
the older classes and the older classes
learn of the achievements and oppor-
tunities of the more recent classes.
Since the continuance of an alumni
publication depends a great deal on the
news of the alumni, it is vital to write
me of your achievements.
Joyce B. Minors,
THE PRESIDENT'S CORNER
Last week I felt so proud to see that
you were old enough to take hunting
with me. Happy and yet somehow a
little sad to realize that my eleven year
old child was so little back a few
yesterdays. A few more tomorrows and
you and your friends will be entering
the doors of some college or university.
Of course the decision as to which
school will be your choice but as your
grandfather, mother and I did we hope
it will be Oglethorpe. Not because she
accepted us but because she's a great
university. Recently while talking to a
boy who is a senior in high school, I
asked him what he thought about Ogle-
thorpe and his reply was, "Well, I don't
know about going to school there — I
hear her curriculum is murderous."
What a wonderful compliment to this
school! From a neighbor that moved
down from New York came these
words — "I think the buildings, campus
and the setting of Oglethore University
is one of the most beautiful scenes in
Son, all of this makes one feel proud but once you really take an active interest
in the school, you realize that it doesn't exist without a tremendous amount of
As sure as our spiritual life is centered around a church, a school's success is
centered in the work of her alumni. To insure Oglethorpe's future, each alumnus
must plan, contribute, sell and work for present and future needs. Unless we do
these things, you and your friends will not have the outstanding faculty now en-
joyed, there will be no modern library, dormitories, science equipment and dozens
of other necessities.
There is now an up-to-date list of over 4000 alumni. If each alumnus on this
list will do whatever he can to help, Oglethorpe University can bask in the light
she so rightly has earned. Receiving no federal or state funds, the main source of
money must come from tuition and grants. To receive grants, the one question that
is invariably asked, "What per-cent of the alumni contribute to keep her going?"
You see son, why should others be interested unless the Alumni are?
I feel sure you now understand why the appeal we extend to every alumnus is so
very, very important. Over 600 students now are honored by being able to improve
his education at Oglethorpe and we who attended only a few years ago can readily
see the strains she is feeling.
Well, ole Buddy, I'm determined to do what I can to help and close in comfort
that the coming year will see an all out effort by everyone with a memory of
Oglethorpe University to do his part.
Jim Holliday '49 President
Z)ni ^apaneie Qarden
Dr. Thomas K. Peters was a consultant archivist at Oglethorpe University dur-
ing the thirties. He is best known for his work on the Crypt of Civilization with Dr.
Thornwell Jacobs. While connected with Oglethorpe he designed and built a
Japanese garden that was located along the stream behind Lowry Hall.
Dr. Peter's imagination transformed three ponds, built by daming up the small
stream, into a beautiful Japanese garden. Numerous plants for the garden were re-
ceived from the Japanese government, among them two Japanese flowing cherry
trees and a number of large Japanese Iris. To add to the oriental atmosphere
Japanese fern and bambo were planted. The wild azaleas which were already on
the land were left to mingle their foliage with that of the Oriental plants. Water
lilies nearly covered the third pond.
The building of the garden was started in the thirties, during the depression. The
land where the garden was to be built had to be cleared of heavy undergrowth and
the dams had to be built. Men who were with the WPA supplied the labor to build
After the plants had been arranged a Japanese footbridge was built over the "lily
pond" as the lower pond was called. The bridge was built by putting hand rails on
an overturned boat. Between the "lily pond" and the middle pond another, smaller
footbridge crossed the winding stream.
The upper pond soon became known
as the "frog pond," the frogs seemed
to prefer it as a place to bred. Here in
a small wire enclosure, aptly named the
"frog house," they replenished their
number yearly and the variation of
their croaks formed the mood music
for visitors to the charming garden. The
splash of lish, the wind whispering
through the bamboo and the birds
formed the accompanyment.
Dr. Peters built a Budda to be placed
in the garden, never realizing that the
statue would last much longer than the
garden it was meant to enhance. At the
base of a tall stately pine Dr. Peters
built a pedestal and around it he
planted ivy. The ivy soon covered the
pedestal and crept high up the trunk of
the pine, giving the Budda's observers
the impression that the silent figure sat
on thick cushions of green leaves. A
delicate moving lattice work was
created by planting waist high Japanese
fern and bamboo behind the solemn
Budda sat on his pedestal and a
legend grew that a student could not
pass a test unless he had thrown a
penny into the waiting hands of the
statue. Before exams the hands of the
Budda would be filled. The tradition
was established and lasted as long as
the Budda held court in his garden. The
neighborhood children were pleased by
the practice because they regularly col-
lected the coins thrown to the Budda.
Money for the upkeep of the garden
was hard to find in the years around
World War II. Slowly the garden be-
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Johnny will soon be learning a new type of math. Professor Roy M, Goslin,
consulting physicist at Oakridge National Laboratories and a teacher of physics
and mathematics at Oglethorpe University, taught this "new math" and Boolean
Algebra during Oglethorpe University's sununer session. A large percentage of
the fifty-five high school and grammar school teachers who took the course were
requested to do so by their school boards or their principals.
Regular course sequences in mathematics are bing speeded up. Courses in ad-
vanced algebra and trigonometry that were considered strictly college material a
few years ago are now being taught in high school. The freshman college course in
algebra and trigonometry have been integrated; calculus and other advanced maths
have been added.
The "new math" that Johnny will be learning is not just a speeded up course.
The changes that have taken place because of the automation revolution and the
advent of large-scale, high-speed, automatic digital computing machines have made
certain types of math almost obsolete. The logarithm tables that were emphasized
for computing large numbers are now primarily taught to explain the principle.
Their former job is now done more quickly by slide rules, adding machines and
Students will learn to work with
number systems other than the ten
system on which our currency is based.
This has been made necessary by the
use of electronic computers. The ma-
chines only register "on" (represented
by 1 ) or "off" (represented by 0) mak-
ing it necesasry for them to operate on
a binary system.
Changes started when the College
Entrance Examiantion Board ap-
pointed a commission in the summer of
1955 to study and revise high school
math courses. This in turn required a
revision of grammar school math. Their
findings, published in 1958, stated that
obsolete material should be cut, the re-
maining material regrouped and new
material added. Outlines for improve-
ment in the training of mathematics
teachers were drawn up by the Com-
mittee on the Undergraduate Program
High school and grammar school
students will soon be learning intersec-
tion, union and complementation along
with addition, substraction, multiplica-
tion and division. They will form a
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ENROLLMENT FOR 1963-64
IS HIGHEST EVER
A record enrollment has been reach-
ed. The official count for the fall quar-
ter is 445 day students and 200 are
participating in the evening classes.
This enrollment figure is 4'/2% over
that of 1962-63 for the day classes. A
breakdown is as follows:
ENROLLMENT BY DAY AND
Specials. Transients. &
Foreign Countries Represented
U. S. Students
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group consisting of a dog, a table and
a chair and find that these elements may
form a set because they all have four
legs. They will form another group
consisting of a dog, a man and a bird
and find that these may form a set be-
cause they are all warm blooded. Then
they find the only point of intersection
beteen the two sets is the dog who has
both warm blood and four legs.
Johnny may soon be asking, "Mom,
can you help me find the intersection
between a cow and a table?"
Charles L. Weltner '48
WELTNER SPEAKS OUT
Amid all the confusion and "who is
responsible" speeches made after the
bombing of the church in Birmingham,
Congressman Charles Weltner, '48
Fifth District Congressman of Georgia
delivered a speech on the floor of Con-
gress that was picked up by the wire
services and given nation-wide acclaim.
For those of you who, for some rea-
son or other, missed the remarks made
by Congressman Weltner, the text is as
"Mr. Speaker, there was a time when
a Southerner was moderate for what he
did not say. There was a time when
silence amid the denunciations of others
was a positive virtue. But in the face
of the events on Sunday, who can re-
"Those responsible for the deed in
Birmingham chose a Sabbath morning
as the time, a House of God as the
place, and the worshippers within as
the victims. I do not know what twisted
and tortured minds fashioned this deed.
But I know why it happened. It hap-
pened because those chosen to lead
have failed to lead. Those whose task
it is to speak have stood mute.
"And in so doing, we have permitted
to voice of the South to preach defiance
and disorder. We have stood by, leav-
ing the field the reckless and violent
"For all our hand-wringing and
head-shaking, we will never put down
violence until we can raise a higher
Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Hall, a
son, David Wylie on July 8. The Halls
now reside in Los Alto Hills, Cali-
To Don and Jane Bloemer, 53/ '52,
a daughter, Ellen, in September, 1963.
Mr. and Mrs. William (Elizabeth
Christian) Jackson, '55, announce the
birth of a daughter, Eden, August 16th.
Cecil P. (Cy) Todd, '32, died Febru-
ary 9, 1963 in Tampa, Florida.
Sidney M. Swope, '29, February,
1963, in Orlando, Florida. He had
been associated with the Orlando
Miss Colea M. White, died July,
1963 in Atlanta. Miss White had
taught school for over 30 years and at
the time of her death was a teacher at
Wesley Chapel in DeKalb County.
Ida Nevin (Mrs. J. Robin) Brook-
shire, died July, 1963 in Knoxville,
Tennessee where she had made her
home for the past eight years. The
daughter of the late James B. Nevin,
editor of the ATLANTA GEORGIAN,
Mrs. Brookshire wrote a society col-
umn called "Polly Peachtree" in the
Aline Timmons (Mrs. Sam E) Nel-
son, '36, died August 14, 1963 at her
home in Atlanta.
Dale C. Benoy, '65, was killed in an
automobile accident September 14,
1963. Mr. Benoy was returning from
North Carolina when the mishap
"Though honest men may difl'er as
the means, can we not affirm as a great
goal of this Republic the concept —
equality of opportunity.
"Mr. Speaker, we need not so much
paragraphs on books of the law, as new
precepts in the hearts of men. We need
to raise, and to follow, this standard —
as old as Christianity and as simple as
truth — Let right be done".
Oglethorpe University has added
nine new members to the faculty for the
1963-64 school year.
In the Division of Citizenship, three
new professors have been added, two
on a part time basis and one full time.
Mrs. Elizabeth Lyon, who has her B.A.
from the Univ. of Rochester and her
M.A. from Emory, is working on her
Ph.D. in the Institute of Liberal Arts
at Emory. Mr. Robert Ermentrout, who
came to Oglethorpe from Georgia
Tech, has his B.A. from the University
of IlUnois and his M.A. from the Uni-
versity of Georgia. Mr. Val Gene
Mixon, a native of Ocilla, Georgia, re-
ceived his B.A. from the University of
the South and his M.A. from Emory.
He taught at the Oglethorpe extension
at Ft. McPherson 1960-61.
Mr. Ken Nishimura is an assistant
guest teacher in the Division of Human
Understanding. Mr. Nishimura received
his B.A. from Pasdena College and his
B.D. from Asbury Theological Semi-
nary. He plans to receive his Ph.D.
from Emory in 1964.
The Division of Science has added
three new professors on a part time
basis. Dr. Donald Lee Duncan, a native
of Farmingham, Misosuri, received his
B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering
from the University of Missouri and
his Ph.D. in math from the Univ. of
Florida. Dr. John M. McKinney, Hous-
ton, Texas, has a B.E.E., a M.S. and
a Ph.D. in math from the Univ. of Fla.
Mrs. Linda Garoni will teach biology.
She received her B.A. and M.S. from
Emory and is a member of Phi Beta
The Division of Community Service
is adding Mrs. Edithgene Sparks and
Mr. William Carter as full time mem-
bers of the faculty. Mrs. Sparks, who
formerly taught classes at night and
part time in the day at Oglethorpe, re-
ceived her B.S. in Ed. from Oglethorpe
and her M.S. in Ed. from Emory. Mr.
Carter, Assistant Coach at the Univer-
sity, received his M.S. from Peabody
College this summer.
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Meredith Zara. Miss Zara made her debut at City Center Oyera Company this summer. She is a
Fulbright Scholarship recipient and will go to Frankfurt, Germany to luliill her operatic obligations.
Mrs. Lundeen, in addition to being voice instructor at Oglethorpe, is also director of the chorus.
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came over grown and little by little
the dams were washed away. Paths be-
came indistinct as rushes and bambo
spread where they were not intended
to be. People forgot the tradition of the
Budda and children in the neighbor-
hood told he was an evil idol. A group
of young boys came and taught that
they would have no idol worship here.
7 hey shot his face off with air rifles.
Some of the botany students who had
tried in vain to keep the garden up took
Budda to Dr. Peters, by that time re-
tired. Dr. Peters rebuilt Budda's face
and he was returned to the school.
The garden had deteriorated to near
non-existence, yet the idol waited. His
wait was repaid when a group of Fresh-
men came and adopted the old idol as
mascot for the Basketball Team. Budda
was rechristened "Oggie" and is
brought in triumphantly before the first
Basketball game of the season each
All that remains of the garden now
are the cherry trees, scattered clumps
of bamboo and rushes among the other
THROUGH THE YEARS
Dr. M. M. Copeland, '23, of Hous-
ton, Texas is the president-elect of the
American Cancer Society. Dr. Cope-
land is associated with the University
of Texas M. D. Anderson Hospital
and Tumor Clinic as Assistant Direc-
tor of Education.
George A. Murphey, '27, has been
elected Chairman of the Board of Trus-
tees of the New York University re-
cently. Mr. Murphey is board chair-
man of the Irving Trust Company in
James R. Beavers, '39, is now the
Chairman of the Wyoming County
Planning Commission and County Di-
rector of Civil Defense in Pineville,
James Decker, "39, and his family
have moved to Atlanta from Belville,
Illinois, recently. Mr. Decker is with
the Art Linkletter Dance Studio for
Frances Hogan Sims, '48, is making
her home in Bethesda, Maryland. Her
husband is retired from the Army.
Pictures from the Alumni Dinner-Dance
Wesley Martin, '49, Mr. Roy Goslin and H. F. Dorsen '49
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kendrick '29
Jeanne Schmidt and Mary Asher
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Nancy Chandler, Jim Holliday '49, Marjorie Holliday '40,
Mr. Wendell Brown, Mrs. Brown and Ed Chandler '49
Wesley Martin '49, Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Horald F. Dorsen
Patsy Turner '65 with Jack Warren '62
Howard and Betty Axelberg '40
Wilson and Anne Franklin
held Saturday, October 12, 1963
Mr. Wendell Brown, Mrs. Brown and Ed Chandler '49
Mrs. Dan Duke in background
Ansel and Frances Paulk
THROUGH THE YEARS
John and Betty Goldthwait '43/41,
have returned from Europe where Mr.
Goldthwait was engaged in research
among medieval manuscripts for a book
on the history of the philosophy of
Charlie L. W. Bird, '45, has been
promoted from Sales Manager to Vice
President and Sales Manager of the At-
lanta Biltmore Hotel. Mr. Bird is a
past Vice President of the Oglethorpe
Tony Palma, '46, received his Mas-
ter's Degree in Physical Education from
George Peabody College last August.
Mr. Palma is a coach and teacher at
Chamblee High School.
Judge Harvey Albea, '49, has re-
cently opened law offices in Atlanta. He
was formerly Judge of the Juvenile and
Domestic Relations Court in Anniston,
Dan Uffner, '51, has assumed the
duties of Vice President for Develop-
ment at Western Reserve University in
Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. UflFner has been
associated with the University for the
past eighteen months.
Ira G. Bottoms, '52, received his
Master's degree in Education at the
summer commencement at Emory Uni-
versity, August 1963.
Jack Bunkley, '53, has accepted the
pastorate of the McElroy Memorial
A.R. Presbyterian Church in Chamblee,
Georgia. Before coming to his new
assignment, Rev. Bunkley served in
South Carolina and North Georgia
churches for six years.
Sylvis Madoff became the bride of
Ralph Dolgoff, '54, in September,
1963. Mr. DolgofT is a supervisor
of Audit Activities, YM-YWHA in
Newark, N. J.
Elizabeth Christian Jackson, '55, has
been appointed Librarian and Head of
the Department of Scientific Literature
and Audio-visual Aids at Mercer Uni-
versity, Southern College of Pharmacy
in Atlanta. Mrs. Jackson was formally
Librarian at Briarcliff High School in
Robert Hawkins '57, is with the
National Aeronautics and Space Ad-
ministration. He travels six southeast-
ern states to give space — science dem-
Marie Therrell, '57, was married
recently to Mr. Crawford Henry of At-
lanta. Mr. Henry is a tennis champion,
having played for the Davis Cup team
for 4 years. He was the tennis coach at
Oglethorpe University last year and
coached the tennis team to a no-loss
record for the season.
Dr. Robert Leon Carbutt, Jr., '58,
married Miss Carol Benners of Birm-
ingham, Ala. August, 1963.
Billy Carter, '59, Assistant coach at
Oglethorpe University for the past two
years, has received his Master's De-
gree in Business Administration from
George Peabody College this past
August. Mr. Carter is married to the
former Patricia Gayle Langley, '60.
Maureen Franks, '59, is married to
Bruce L. Steadman. The couple reside
in Silver Springs, Maryland.
Martha Laird, '61, daughter of
Frank Laird, '21, became the bride of
Lt. Robert Bowen Jr., last August 1,
1963. The couple will reside in Point
Nancy Elaine Burdick, '62, became
the bride of Donald G. Luke on July
1, 1963. The couple will reside in De-
troit, Michigan where Mr. Luke is
Joyce Gravel '62 and Paula Hof-
mann '62, toured England and the
northern European countries this past
Gail Walker, '62, completed her
Master's Degree in English at Duke
University and will be an instructor of
English at West Virginia University
beginning in September.
Lynn Drury, '63, has been granted a
military leave of absence from the
International Business Machine Com-
pany. He reported to Newport, Rhode
Island for OCS training, after which
he will be reassigned with the U. S.
Miss Helene Goldberg, of Charles-
ton, S. C, recently became the bride
of Eric Scharff '63. The couple will
reside in Atlanta.
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