The FLYING f PETREL
OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30319
The annual Alumni Basketball Dinner will accompany
the opening game of the season this December 1 when
the Stormy Petrels of Oglethorpe tangle with the
Shorter College Hawks at 8:00 P. M. in the Field
House. The dinner, an overwhelming success last
year, will be held in the College Center at 6:30 P. M.
The dinner will be $4.00 per person and will include
admission to the game. Reservations can be made
through the Development Office at Oglethorpe (404-
261-1441) or by returning the invitation that every
alumnus should receive in the mail in the next couple
We look forward to seeing you on December 1 at
6:30 P. M.
From early to mid 1930's Oglethorpe University
operated a radio station, WJTL, the call letters honor-
ing John Thomas Lupton, donor who made this proj-
ect possible. Recently WJTL has been reactivated, at
640 on the AM dial.
Richard Mertz, General Manager, expressed the desire
for the station to become a "true communications
medium." He explained that, "We communicate
music, of course, but we also want to serve as a
messenger service. Radio stations are extremely
capable in this area, and we are building a very capa-
ble operation at WJTL."
WJTL is currently operating on the entire campus
with studios housed in the College Center. The
station is operated entirely by Oglethorpe students.
President and Mrs. Paul Kenneth Vonk were honored
at a dinner on October 15, 1970, for the tremendous
job that they have done during the last three years at
Oglethorpe. The dinner, held in the College Center,
was attended by more than one hundred thirty
friends, trustees, students and faculty members of
In three years. Dr. Vonk has increased the endow-
ment by one million dollars, increased doctorates on
the faculty by thirty-eight per cent, built a new girls'
dormitory, renovated the library, and given the Col-
lege a true sense of direction to be, in Dr. Vonk's
words, "the best college of its type in the United
Four new faculty members have been added to the
Oglethorpe staff for 1970-71. With the addition of
these members, the faculty now has sixty-one per cent
of its members with the Ph. D. Degree. In 1967,
twenty-three per cent of the faculty had the doctorate
Dr. James P. Golson comes to Oglethorpe from Duke
University where he earned the Ph. D. Degree in
Physics in Experimental High Energy Nuclear Physics.
He did his undergraduate work at Auburn University
where he received honorable mention in the Woodrow
Wilson Fellowship Competition.
Mr. William Brady Harrison, a 1964 Oglethorpe grad-
uate, is returning to teach chemistry. A varsity base-
ball player at Stetson before coming to Oglethorpe,
Mr. Harrison attended Georgia Tech and the Univer-
sity of Georgia. He is currently completing his dis-
sertation. His Ph. D. will be in organic chemistry.
While at the University of Georgia, Mr. Harrison was
awarded the Dow-Corning Fellowship for graduate
research. His wife, Marie, will also be teaching at
Oglethorpe in the Humanities Division.
Mrs. Ann Morris Powell received her Bachelor's and
Master's Degrees from the University of Mississippi.
She has previously taught at Hinds Junior College and
Mississippi University Center.
Mrs. Betty Waters is a native Georgian. She attended
Converse College and received her M. Ed. in 1968
from Georgia State University. At the present time
she is working on a six year certificate in special
education at Georgia State University.
The Flying Petrel would like to remind all Oglethorpe
alumni living in the State of Georgia about the Con-
stitutional Amendment Number 5 on the November 3
General Election Ballot. The amendment would pro-
vide for funds for citizens of Georgia who attend pri-
vate universities in our state. The Flying Petrel en-
dorses this amendment and encourages you to vote
YES on Amendment 5.
All fund raising efforts for the College this year are
concerned with raising $250,000 toward the renova-
tion of Lowry Hall for a single-purpose library.
The $250,000 is necessary to match a grant that
Oglethorpe has received which would mean a total of
$500,000 toward Lowry Hall. The Alumni Associa-
tion, Trustees and President's Council members are
currently contacting individuals, foundations and cor-
porations for funds for the project.
As of October 12, 1970, $69,205.24 has been raised.
This means that we have attained twenty-seven per
cent of our goal. It is hoped that you will respond
when a fellow alumnus calls on you for funds for
this most worthwhile project.
Douglass Alexander, Class of 1968, has been ap-
pointed Director of Development for the College by
Dr. Paul Kenneth Vonk, President. Mr. Alexander
succeeds Dr. Garland Pinholster, who left Oglethorpe
to enter private business.-
Doug Alexander will be in charge of developing the
alumni program and general fund raising for the
College. At present, the challenge is to match the
$250,000 grant that will be necessary to convert
Lowry Hall to a library. Twenty-seven per cent of
that goal has been attained so far.
He is a member of the Atlanta Tip-Off Club, Atlanta
Braves "400" Club and the Northside Kiwanis Club
of Atlanta. In 1969 he was named one of the "Out-
standing Young Men of America" and in 1970 was
named to TOYPA (The Outstanding Young People
To the Alumni of Oglethorpe College:
Oglethorpe has been indeed fortunate by being named
recipient of an anonymous $250,000.00 matching
grant to be used for complete renovation of Lowry
Hall. All four floors of the building will be razed and
the entire structure converted to much needed library
facilities with reading room and areas for both quiet
study and open discussion. In addition, the exterior
which was never completed will be extended to the
north with stone-work to match and balance the
Oglethorpe has suffered long enough with her present
library, which is totally inadequate, and has not met
the unparalleled growth of the school during the last
This is our chance to make the dream of a new library
a reality, but we need your help. We will lose this
offer of funds if the grant is not matched by Decem-
ber 23, 1970. With two months left to go, we only
have approximately 27 per cent of the total amount
needed. The situation is urgent. Every dollar you
give means two dollars toward construction of the
As President of your Alumni Association, I am urging
each of you to send your check or pledge today. We
must not fail to capitalize on this wonderful oppor-
Franklin L. Burke
Class of '66
Kenneth P. Davis— '64— has been promoted to 1st
Lieutenant in U. S. Army Signal Corps and is sta-
tioned at Phu Bai, Viet Nam.
Diane Leonard Davis— '64— is teaching in Augusta,
Georgia while Ken is with the Signal Corps.
Benjamin W. Sellers— '64— has been decorated with
the Bronze Star for meritorious service in Viet Nam.
Ben is a captain and now serves as chief of flight
facilities with the Air Force Communications Service
in the Philippines.
Norman R. Hurd, Jr.— '66— is serving with the Ameri-
can Peace Corps in India.
Kathryn Anne Russell— '70— has "won her wings" and
is now a stewardess with Delta Air Lines, based in
Soon Young Chung— '70— has announced the birth of
Patrick Chung in August, 1970.
Sarah Magill Dennis— '27-has given the Oglethorpe
College Library a collection of 209 volumes, many of
which the library did not own. Mrs. Dennis gener-
ously allowed the librarian to select from her large
personal library books that were needed by Ogle-
thorpe. We are most grateful to Mrs. Dennis.
Stephen Wayne White- '66-has received his Ph. D.
from the University of Georgia, and has been ap-
pointed assistant professor of philosophy at East
Tennessee State University.
Charles W. Bishop— '69— has been commissioned a
second lieutenant upon graduation from OCS at Fort
John D. Kuiken— '62— has been appointed director of
corporate support at the University of the Pacific.
Ken Steele— '49— is currently with FundScope maga-
zine as staff economist in Los Angeles.
Ronald Cenzalli— '66— was married in May to Susan
Louise Alexander. Ron served with the 101st Air-
borne in Vietnam and is currently employed with
the National Bank of Georgia.
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After more than twelve months' delay, bids on the
new Science Building will be taken on October 29,
1970. Problems with funding and architects delayed
the construction of the building.
An artist's rendering of the new building is seen below.
It will be located next to Faith Hall, and the Chem-
istry Building will be torn down. All of the science
departments and the psychology departments will be
housed in the $400,000 structure.
James A. Magee— '57— Lieutenant Commander, USN,
has completed a course of instruction at the Marine
Corps Command and Staff College at Quantico,
Virginia, and has been assigned to Air Antisubmarine
Warfare Branch, Undersea and Strategic Warfare De-
velopment Division, in the Pentagon.
Carolyn Adams Saunders— '65— has announced the
birth of a daughter, Paige Elizabeth, in Baton Rouge,
David S. Davies— '65— has been promoted to Director
of Activities with the Atlanta Area Council, Boy
Scouts, and is living in Forest Park with his new wife,
Ted S. Bayley— '57— also with the Atlanta Area Coun-
cil, Boy Scouts of America, has been promoted to
Assistant Scout Executive.
Karin Steinhaus— '69— was selected to lead a student
group to France during the summer of 1970. Karin
is with The Experiment in International Living,
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fifty cents postage and handling, These very
attractive three color plates can be obtained
by writing the Development Office at Ogle-
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