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SEPT. 1967 




1967 ©glethorpe 
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On October 2 the Fall trimester will open 
its doors to a variety of new faces. 
Hearing the tower chimes on the first day 
of classes will be a fine group of eager 
new students, a new president, and a new 
dean, as well as several new faculty and 
staff members. To Oglethorpe they bring 
new goals and fresh ideas, their enthusi- 
asm tempered only by respect for tradi- 
tion and the solidity from which it grows . 

New Dean Dons Oglethorpe Hat 

Dean Hauser 
Dr. William R. Hauser has been appointed 
Dean of the College. Dr. Hauser, formerly 
Dean of Athens College, Athens, Alabama, 
and Head of the English Department, is 
ciirrently the Education Director for Phi 
Garrma Delta, the fraternity for which he 
served as Secretary for Graduate Affairs 
in 1963, The new Dean received his PhD in 
the humanities and I^ in English at the 
University of Pittsburgh, and his AB de- 
gree at Denison University. He officially 
assumed his duties as Dean at Oglethorpe 
^on July 24. The presence of the new offi- 
cial on caitpus for only a short time this 
summer has strengthened in the minds of 
all v^o have cane in contact with him the 
promise of a bright future for the Col- 

T The key word for Oglethorpe this year 

might be "PLUS" a small word perhaps, 

but one that can mean great things for 
the institution. In the Oglethorpe 1967- 
68 vocabulary it is interpreted as expan- 
sion, increase, addition, progress, ex- 
perimentation. The list could continue 
because limitations need not be placed on 
the "PLUS." By its very definition it 
incorporates all that has gone before, in 
wisdcm and experience, as a foundation 
vfnich can be built upon indefinitely. The 
word rings of the tried and the untried, 
the recognized and the unfamiliar, the 

acconplished and the expected indeed, 

the old and the new. . . . 

I'tbeaminus. .. 

(October 22, 1967 
|2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
.Home of Pres. and 
rMrs. Paul K. Vonk, 
I5355 Timber Trail. 
N. E. 

Please not 
I this date on yoi: 
calendar and make 
plans to attend. 
This is the first 
of many function 
planned this ye 
for alumni sponsor- 
ed by — 

•Alumni Association. 

Campus Continues To Grow 

.-."^ .JfHiX. 


Expansion and the noisy process of con- 
stxuction are the most noticeable indica- 
tions on canpus of the Oglethorpe "PLUS." 


New Library Facilities 
Lupton Hall basement has been renovated 
to shelve over 34,000 of the college's 
volurtes. This doubles the library's fa- 


New Bookstore Services 
To acconrnodate the library expansion the 
bookstore has found it necessary to play 
hopscotch. First moving to its now tem- 

porary location in Phoebe Hearst, it will 
later transfer permanently to the new 
Student Union, It is enlarging this year 
to iteet additional needs, 


Student Union 
Construction is progressing rapidly to- 
ward a first-of-1968 coipletion date. 

Dorms for Men 
Two of the five buildings in the long- 
awaited housing complex are corplete and 
ready for occupancy. Deadlines for the 
others are Sept. 1, 5, and 31. 

on ti)e bookjstanb 

CAROLINA- by Dr. Martin Abbot, 
Professor of History. The 
Freedmen's Bureau, created in 
1866, was the agency that pro- 
moted the general welfare of 
4 million former slaves. It was one of 
the federal government's first attempts 
at "social engineering." The book will 
be published in November, 1967. 

TOYOHIKO KAGAWA - by Dr. Ken Nishimura, 
Associate Professor of Philosophy. The 
author discusses the foundations of 
Kagawa's idea of redemption, presenting 
the philosopher's family background, his 
flight into nature, religious background 
and conversion. Various influences on 
Kagawa's thinking are revealed. The book 
concludes with a discourse on Kagawa's 
theological methodology and his approach 
to the problem of evil. Published 1966. 

Oglethorpe's Second Annual Teacher Work- 
shop, held June 12 -July 14 enabled 59 
Greater Atlanta teachers to meet require- 
ments for professional certification. The 
program was designed to cover all phases 
of teaching with special enphasis on re- 
cent developments in education. 

Science Oglethorpe Comer is a new proj- 
ect of Science Oglethorpe to aid the li- 
brary. The purpose of the project is to 
receive contributions in tlie form of 
books (not necessarily in science) , other 
items appropriate to library use, or cash. 
Books received or purchased through the 
canpaign will be inscribed by a bookplate 
and the donor's signature. 

Booster Club 

The Athle-cic Booster Club's primary goal 
for the year is to involve a greater num- 
ber of young alumni in the activities of 
the Booster Club. 

Officers for 1967-68 are: Marshall 
Asher, President; Carl Clark, Vice-Pres.; 
Gunion Heard , Sec-Treas . ; Pasco Tilson , 
Graduating Representative. The Board of 
Directors is ccnposed of the following: 
Creighton Perry, Chairman, Lamar Adams, 
Fred Agel, Tom Bartenfeld, Turner Barten- 
feld, Charlie Cash, Bruce Hauck, Otis 
Jackson, Justin Jones, John Oliver, Ansel 
Paulk, Steve Schmidt, Nappy Thranhardt. 

The Booster Club plans to again pub- 
lish the programs for the basketball 
games and to provide half-time entertain- 
ment at the games. 

Alumni of all ages are invited to 
attend the monthly Booster Club meetings 
in the Field House at 8 p.m. on the last 
Monday of each month. 


notes from the dean 

The demand for college-educated iren and 
WOTien grows proportionately larger each 
year. The progress of industry and the 
demands of a corplex society require con- 
stantly rising educational acumen for re- 
sponsible citizenship. 

Colleges, therefore, must continue 
to grow in size, quality, and variety of 
educational programs. More than this, 
colleges must clearly recognize broader 
responsibilities in their programs. The 
college is responsible for intellectual, 
technical and professional training to 
meet intellectual and vocational demands. 
It must also prepare the student for mor- 
al, political, and social responsibili- 
ties. The norms of an enlightened soci- 
ety must become a part of the total edu- 
cation of the college student. On the 
college canpus he must become acquainted 
with these norms and, by practice, become 
comfortable in exercising his moral, po- 
litical, and social self so that his 
transition to society at large is not an 
abrupt one. 

An up-to-date program of complete 
orientation or education serves well the 
institution and its alumni. It reflects 
the institution as a valuable training 
ground for general citizenship. As it 
grows in reputation, the value of its 
name to its alumni beccmes enhanced and 
association with the institution opens 
doors of opportunity and recognition. 
The alumni, by daily contacts with and 
operation in a society, can assess de 
mands and pass the results of their find- 
ings to the institution so that it may 
continue to adjust to fulfill its role of 
education for responsible citizenship. 

TOUCHER COMPETITION this year includes 4 
major college teams: Brown, Middle Ten- 
nessee State Catholic University, and 
Southern Illinois. MERCER returns to the 
1967-68 schedule. 


6 5 WILLIAM SHEATS, much sought- after 
prospect, has signed with Oglethorpe for 
1967-68. Sheats is Atlanta's first grant- 
in-aid athlete and Oglethorpe's first 
Negro player. 

rected this sunmer by Coach Bill Carter, 
had an attendance of 300 students, boys 
and girls, ages 8-18. 


This year The Flying Petrel will be pub- 
lished monthly. Starting with this is- 
sue its editorial policy will be almost 
unique in the world of alumni newsletters. 
It is the editorial opinion of The Flying 
Petrel that an alumni newsletter should 

be just exactly what its name irtplies a 

publication having the single purpose of 
conveying news. The Flying Petrel will 
not be an attempt to solicit alumni dol- 
lars. Neither will The Flying Petrel be 
an instrument by which the institution 
may pat itself on the back. The Flying 
Petrel will be tlie communicative vehicle 
between Oglethorpe and you. It will be 
the itajor medium employed to keep alumni 
in contact with each other and informed 
on activities and developments at Ogle- 
thorpe. It will be published with the 
sincere hope that alumni will look for- 
ward to reading each issue and will bene- 
fit from the information it provides. 

editors likwell 


On the morning of August 14 I made my 
first entrance into v^at was to become my 
office this year as editor of The Flying 
Petrel. I was a newcomer to Oglethorpe — 
an outsider. I had been told by friends 
who were alumni of the school that I 
would find that the College has a certain 
contagious atmosphere about it, that I 
would learn to love it. As I stepped on 
one of the creaky boards of the second 
floor of Lupton Hall and looked up at the 
12 feet high ceiling I began to have my 

doubts. This was certainly nothing to 
compare to the nodem office building 
from which I had cone. Introductions to 
faculty, staff and students soon came in 
a barrage of names, faces, cigars, shirts, 
glasses— seme sticking firmly in memory, 
others escaping before I could trap them. 
Then noon and lunch in the facility rocm 
of the cafeteria. It wasn't Fan & Bill's 
but the food was good and it offered an 
opportunity to try and connect seme of 
those narres and faces with departments, 
offices, activities, etc. That evening, 
attandance as a guest at the alumni board 
iteeting. As I listened to enthusiastic 
voices expounding on plans for alumni 
functions, I stared around the faculty 
lounge at the picture of Gen. Oglethorpe, 
the coffee cups, the quiet evening out- 
side the long, narrcw windows. And I be- 
gan to wonder — vrfiat is this College all 
about? Just v^at is Oglethorpe? Faiiitly 
I heard Dean Hauser explaining his phi- 
losophy of education, catching such 
phrases as "individual, ""responsibility," 
"student." This was most definitely a 
far cry from my own alma mater, a multi- 
versity vJhere I had received a diploma 
that surprised me by stating it^ name 
rather than Class and I.D. number. What 
kind of a place was this vAiich afforded 
such luxuries as the President's door 
never closed to a student? . 

Caught up in the hectic, hurried 
pace of the following week I forgot about 
my previous inquiry into the nature of 
the institution. Then, the morning of 
the graduation breakfast it all came into 
view. Seeing proud students presented 
the precious, long-worked- for diplomas 
and the beaming parents looking on I re- 
alized that this was what it was all 
about, the reason for the rush and bother. 

This was Oglethorpe College. Itiis the ex- 
planation of the team spirit of which I 
had become aware. This was the goal — 
education. Education of the finest qual- 
ity — the total integration of the indi- 

The prognosis had been an accurate 
one. I, too, had caught the enthusiastic 
germ of the team spirit, the first synptom 
of the Oglethorpe disease. I am beginning 
to be proud of the College for the same 
reason you as alumni are proud of it. The 
reason is not a concrete one. Acccnrplish- 
ments and developments enter as ccnpo- 
nents of the reason but the greatest part 
of it is something vAiich makes explana- 
tions futile. There is only one way to 
ejq^ress it. Oglethorpe College gets in 
your blood. 



date opponent place 

Dec. 2 Wilmington College (H) 
Dec. 5 South Carolina (H) 
Dec. 8 SouUi Alabama 

(Mobile, Ala.) 
Dec. 11 Shorter College (H) 
Dec. 16 Brown University (H) 

Dec. 18-19 Oglethorpe Inv. 
(Oglethorpe - Athens 
- North Carolina College) Feb. 
30 Middle Tennessee State 




University (H) 
Jan. ^ Georgia Southern (H) 
Jan. 8 Georgia State College 

Jan. 11 Chattanooga University 

(Chattanooga. Tenn.) 
Jan. 13 South Alabama (H) 
Jan. 19 Cathoic University (H) 
Jan. 20 Mercer University 

(Macon, Ga.) 







25 Valdosta State 
College (H) 

1 Mercer University (H) 

2 South Western Memphis 
College (H) 

6 Middle Tennessee State 
University ^ 

(Murfreesboro, Tenn.) ^ 

8 Southern Illinois 

(Carbondale, 111.) 
12 Georgia Southern 

(Statesboro, Ga.) 
17 South Carolina 

State College 

(Orangeburg, S. C.) 
21 Georgia State 

CoUege (H) 
24 Valdosta State CoUege 

(Valdosta, Ga.) 
26 Chattanooga 

University (H) 
29 Shorter College 
(Rome, Ga.) 

2 Asheville-Biltmore 

College (H) 

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