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EDITION 



Vol. 46 



Published by National Alumni Association of Oglethorpe University 



Spring 1964 No. 6 



Alumni Week-End to be May 1546 



This year the homecoming alumni 
will have 2 days events scheduled for 
their enjoyment. On Friday, May 15th, 
a dinner dance will be held at the Hell- 
enic Center here in Atlanta. (7-8 social 
hour 8-9 dinner) and at 9:00 the dance 
will begin lasting til 12 midnight. Res- 
ervations for this event must be made 
in advance and the price is $4.75 per 
person. 

On Saturday, the events start off 
with registration at 1 1 :00 AM on the 
lawn in front of Phoebe Hearst Hall. 
The Booster Club will have their annual 
luncheon at 12 noon and following, the 
induction of the Hall of Fame members 
and then the meeting. The baseball 
game with Valdosta State begins at 
2:00 PM at Anderson Field. 

At 3:30 PM there will be an Art 
Tea in the Art gallery. The exhibit 
this year will be contributed by Mr. 
H. M. "Monk" Clement. Mr. Clement 
has had an exhibition in St. Louis and 
more recently in Des Peres, Missouri. 

The Annual Alumni Association 
meeting is at 5:00 PM in the Auditor- 
ium followed by the traditional buffet 
supper on the lawn. 



This year The Players will present a 
play, "The Lesson and the Bald So- 
prano" by Eugene Ionesco. 

This riotious play is a take-off on the 
banality of English surburbia and has 
delighted audiences in Paris for years. 
This production by the Players will be 



one of the first that has been done in the 
United States. 

With the expansion of Alumni Day 
to include another day we hope to en- 
tice some of you out of town alumni to 
come back to your old Alma Mater for 
a reallv memorable visit. 




Carol Moore and Conan Rudd rehearse for "The Lesson and The Bald Soprano" 



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■^rluina J^etrel 

Spring 1964 



Mr. James S. Peters Receives 
Bell Award 



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



OFFICERS 

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 

DIRECTORS 

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 

EDITOR 

Mrs. Joyce B. Minors, '57 



Mr. James S. Peters, Chairman of 
the State Board of Education was this 
year's recipient of the School Bell 
Award presented by the Oglethorpe 
Alumni Association to a person who 
has made outstanding contributions to 
the field of education. 

Mr. Peters, a native of Manchester, 
Georgia, is a gendeman in his 80's and 
states firmly that he has been connected 
with the educational system of Georgia 
for 73 years — from the time when the 
school year was only three months long 
until the present time working with his 
fourth governor as chairman of the 
State Board of Education. 

Mr. Holliday, President of the 
Alumni Association states that we are 
honored to present the Bell Award to 
such a distinguished educator as Mr. 
Peters. 





Mr. Sibley addresses the breakfast meeting 
ol the Oglethorpe Alumni 



Progress Report -Fund Drive 

Like any private college, Oglethorpe 
University needs our help — our help in 
dollars. The trustees are working hard 
to build endowment so that the annual 
income will be larger. One way we can 
help is to show the potential sources 
that our own "family" is behind the 
college. This means that your contribu- 
tion to the 1964 Forward Oglethorpe 
Fund — regardless of size automatically 
increases the percentage of participa- 
tion. 

As of April 10th, our alumni had 
contributed $17,000. We would like to 
be at our goal of $30,000 by Alumni 
Day, May 15th & 16th. 

This is to remind you not to delay 
too long in sending your check to the 
Forward Oglethorpe Fund. There is 
more to this business than showing an 
appreciation of what Oglethorpe did 
for us. We are more than maintaining 
the high standard set by our country's 
educational system and there is no need 
for one to point to us the importance 
of our private colleges in the picture. 
Send in whatever you can afford and it 
will be sincerely appreciated. 



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Spring 1964 



Merriman Smith to be 
Commencement Speaker 



Merriman Smith, class of '36, will 
be the speaker at the 90th commence- 
ment of Oglethorpe University which 
will be held on Sunday, June 7th at 
5:00 P.M. 

For more than 20 years, Mr. Smith 
has covered major news events for 
United Press International. He has 
been assigned to the White House since 
1941 and is now the senior White 
House Correspondent. 

His travels with Presidents have 
taken him all over the world. He ac- 
companied Roosevelt on wartime trips 
in and out of the United States; and 
was at Warm Springs at the time of 
Roosevelt's death. Mr. Smith re- 
ceived the National Headliners Award 
for coverage of that story in 1945. He 
was with Truman at the Potsdam Con- 
ference. During the Eisenhower terms, 
he traveled to Korea in 1952 as well as 
Eisenhower's tour of 1 1 Asian, African 
and European nations. Mr. Smith 
covered the Bermuda Big Three Con- 
ference and the Paris NATO Council 
meeting. 

With the late President Kennedy, he 
made all trips abroad including the 
meeting in Vienna between Kennedy 
and Premier Khrushchev, the visits to 
Columbia and Venezuela; Mexico City 
and in April of 1963 the conference 
with the presidents of six Central 
American nations in Costa Rico. 

Headlines all over the world attested 
to his greatest effort when he wrote of 
the assassination of President Kennedy 
in Dallas. His eyewitness account of 
the tragic event is written in Four Days, 
a book published by UPI about the 
death and funeral of Kennedy. 

Mr. Smith has written five books on 
his Presidential experiences and ob- 
servations. "Thank You Mr. Pres- 
ident", "A President is Many Men", 
"Meet Mr. Eisenhower", "A President's 
Odyssey" and "The Good News Days". 

He is frequently on national tele- 



United Press Photo 




Merriman Smith 

vision panel productions including such 
shows as Meet the Press and Face the 
Nation. 

In addition to his day-to-day cover- 
age of the President, Mr. Smith writes 
a regular three-times-a week column 
for UPI titled "Backstairs at the White 
House." This is a collection of the less 
publicized sidelight events of the oc- 
cupants. 

He is a member of White House Cor- 
respondents Association, Phi Kappa 
Phi, and the National Press Club in 
Washington. 

Before joining UPI, Mr. Smith served 
as managing editor of the Athens, 
Georgia Daily Times. In 1936 he 
joined the staff of UPI and covered the 
Georgia and Florida legislatures before 
his transfer to the Washington bureau. 



Alumni 
Week End 
May 15-16 



Outside the Peace Corps. 
Looking In 

The following "article" is really a 
letter from Miss Judy Skiles, a 1963 
graduate of Oglethorpe. Miss Skiles is 
engaged to a member of the Peace 
Corps, Arnold Baker, also a 1963 
graduate now stationed in Guatemala. 
With her permission, the letter is as 
follows: 

April 3, 1964 
Dear Joyce 

1 hope you will not mind the manner 
in which this letter is written. I have 
resorted to duplicating a letter because 
I have so much to tell so many. This 
way I will be able to send everyone a 
long letter about my trip to visit Arnold 
in Guatemala. 

After months of anticipation and 
preparation for the trip it was hard to 
realize on December 20 that the time 
had finally come for me to go. Some- 
how, though, I managed to pack and 
float out to the airport. My suitcases, 
by the way, were full primarily of 
miscellaneous articles for Arnold: 
Christmas presents from his family and 
mine; articles of food and clothing for 
him which he is unable to get at a 
reasonable price in Guatemala; and 
most important of all, peanut butter. 
Yes, that's right, peanut butter! This 
"delicacy" as well as other American 
food products cost three to four times as 
much there as they do here at home. 
I'll bet I was the only person going 
through customs with peanut butter in 
her suitcase! 

I flew from St. Louis to New Orleans 
via Delta — my first jet ride. It was 
quite exciting, though a little rough. 
From New Orleans I flew directly to 
Guatemala City via Taca Airlines, a 
Central American line which provided 
very smooth and friendly service. 

After leaving St. Louis with six 
inches of snow on the ground, I was 
overjoyed to be greeted by the warm 
Guatemalan sunshine and temperature 
in the upper 70's. Most of all, though, 
it was wonderful being greeted by that 
handsome, smiling (and sun-burned) 
Peace Corps Volunteer who was wav- 



Spring 1964 



Pace 3 



ing to me from a balcony overlooking 
the airfield. Somehow I muddled 
through customs, not understanding a 
word of the Spanish directed to me by 
the officials. I just smiled, shrugged 
my shoulders, and thrust my passport 
into their hands. 

I was in Guatemala for ten exciting 
days. And in that time Arnold was able 
to show me quite a lot of the country 
and of the Indian way of life. I hardly 
know where to start in telling you of 
my impressions, but I suppose I'll begin 
with Guatemala City, the capital and 
only large city of the country. It is a 
bustling metropolis with most, if not all, 
of the advantages of a large city in the 
U.S. One of the unusual aspects of the 
city, however, is that on every side there 
are seemingly contradictory extremes. 
The number of expensive American 
and foreign cars was surprising to me. 
At the same time, so were the many 
wooden carts loaded with products, 
which were pulled by the Indian men 
themselves. In the same city block, one 
could see women dressed in the latest 
and most fashionable styles, as well as 
Indian women dressed in their tra- 
ditional long and multi-colored cos- 
tumes. 

This situation, political scientists tell 
us, is the tragedy of most of Central 
and South America. There is no mid- 
dle class to speak of. The people can 
be divided into two classes: the 
wealthy and the destitute. Not only is 
this class division evident in the city. 
The same classification also exists out 
in the country, where the wealthy 
people are finca (ranch) owners. These 
ranchers own great tracts of land, which 
are worked by Indian laborers for only 
fifty cents a day. A whole village of 
Indians often will be employed by one 
rich finca owner, in almost feudalistic 
system. One of the main objectives of 
the Peace Corps in Guatemala, Arnold 
tells me, is to help raise the economic 
situation of these Indians who live in 
the outlying villages. 

Arnold works in a small village, 
Patzicia, in the state of Chimaltenango, 
which is located on the Pan-American 
Highway only two hours' drive west 
from Guatemala City. He is living 
there with Pat and Cliff Gruver, a 
young married couple who are also in 
Peace Corps service. Their work in 
Patzicia has many facets. Since their 
group of volunteers is sponsored by the 
National Grange, much of their work 
is agricultural. In addition to this, they 
have built and partially stocked a li- 



brary — Patzicia's first. Arnold is 
teaching five English classes a week. 
Pat is teaching nutrition and sewing to 
the village women. And soon Cliff will 
be starting carpentry classes. Arnold 
is also directing several youth activities: 
soccer, soft-ball, girls' basketball, and 
the equivalent of a 4-H Club for the 
village youngsters. 

I was relieved to find that Arnold's 
home in Patzicia is fairly comfortable. 
He and the Gruvers are renting a four 
room house which is about a foot from 
the Pan-American Highway. (All of 
the houses are built right on the street.) 
There are two large patios behind the 
house, both of which are enclosed by 
an adobe wall. In the back patio is a 
small vegetable garden, and a place to 
keep livestock. In the patio nearest the 
house is a water faucet (quite a lux- 
ury), an out-door sink for washing 
clothes and (under construction) a 
kitchen with a wood burning stove! 

I was very impressed by the friendli- 
ness of the villagers in Patzicia. So 
many of them came to see me to ex- 
press their pleasure at meeting "la 
novia de Arnaldo." Although I could 
say only "mucho gusto" and smile, I 
hope they realized how much I en- 
joyed seeing them. All of them seemed 
so very eager to learn about the United 
States. And they could say a few words 
in English, most commonly "thank 
you", "hello", and "Pepsi Cola". 

Arnold and I were lucky to be able 
to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas 
day in one of the most beautiful resorts 
in Guatemala, Lake Atitlan. This is 
one of the highest and largest natural 
lakes in the world. It is ringed on all 
sides by mountains and volcanoes, one 
of which is still active. It was so 
beautiful on a clear day to see the white 
smoke gently rising from the mountain 
peak. 

The weather is warmer at the lake 
than in the city, so we were able to go 
swimming both days. The warmer 
climate also enables trees and flowers 
of many varieties to bloom all year 
'round. I was so excited at seeing 
oranges, pineapples and bananas grow- 
ing. Carnations and poinsettias were 
blooming all over the countryside. You 
can imagine how brilliantly-colored the 
landscape was. 

After leaving the lake we took a side 
trip to Chichicastenango, an Indian vil- 
lage which is way back up in the moun- 
tains. We bumped and jogged along 
a dirt road until I thought my insides 



were tangled beyond repair. Finally we 
reached the village and looked up an- 
other Peace Corps Volunteer who 
works there. Dick Hedge is a St. Louis 
boy who is working in association with 
a hospital clinic for the Indians in this 
village. While in Chichi we saw some 
fascinating Indian ceremonial dances. I 
hope all my slides turn out well. 

The excursion which was perhaps the 
most exciting to me was the bus trip 
Arnold and I took to the Pacific coast 
of Guatemala. We traveled on an 
Indian bus nearly 150 miles for only 
$1.00 each. These buses, which are 
school buses bought from the U.S. and 
Germany, are the life-line of the Indian 
economy. The Indians travel to market 
on the buses, carrying their products, 
which may be large heads of cabbage, 
corn, sugar cane, chickens, turkeys, and 
even hogs. The inanimate bundles are 
tied on the top of the bus. Sometimes 
the frisky hogs are tied on top also, 
squealing for all they are worth! The 
chickens and turkeys come inside — with 
the passengers. 

Our destination was the port of San 
Jose, Guatemala's largest Pacific port. 
There, as elsewhere, the scenery was 
beautiful. The sand on the beach was 
black, something unusual to me. 
Arnold said that it is because of the 
volcanic soil. 

I met so many nice people while I 
was in Guatemala: other Peace Corps 
Volunteers, some American Friends 
working in the country, Arnold's boss- 
es and several of his Guatemalan 
friends. 

I'm sure I have not covered every- 
thing in this long epistle. If you have 
any specific question about matters that 
I did not touch, please write me, or 
better yet, write Arnold. He could 
answer your questions much better. 
After all, I'm only a ten day "authority" 
on Guatemala. 

And so for now, hasta la vista and 
vaya con Dios. 

Judy 

For any of you who may not have 
Arnold's address in Guatemala, you 
may write to him at the following: 

Mr. Arnold W. Baker 
Peace Corps Volunteer 
c/o Agencia de S. F.E.I. 
Patzicia, Chimaltenango 
Guatemala, Central America 



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Spring 1964 



Traveling this summer? 

In the past several years, the Ogle- 
thorpe alumni have joined the rest of 
the Nation in traveling to Europe and 
other countries overseas for their vaca- 
tions. Also, there are a number of 
alumni who are residing overseas for 
various reasons. The following list is 
for those persons traveling abroad and 
also for those who are already there to 
show who is where. 



CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA 

Arnold W. Baker '63 

Peace Corps Volunteer 

c/o American Embassy 

Guatemala 

Hernando F. Pantigoso '62 

Cantuarias #350, Chalet C 

Miraflores 

Lima, Peru 



FRANCE 

Mr. Grant E. McDonald '64 

40 Rue de Bersot 

Besancon 

Mrs. Jane Lewis LaGrone '34 

c/o American Express 

Paris 

Miss Catherine Leonard '58 

12 bis rue de l'Etoile 

Paris XVII 

Phone: GAL 24-51 

Chaplain & Mrs. C. J. Lively 52/54 

(Mary Ann McCartney) 
7 Avenue de La Joncher 
La Celle 
St. Cloud 
Mrs. Kenneth Levine '53 

(Hilda Cohen) 
Arlo, 66th TAC Recon Wing 
Eureaux, France 



GERMANY 

Miss Gertrude Murray '3 1 

#4 Plieninger Strasse 

Apt. #5 

Frankfort 

Phone: 555902 

Office: Chief, Occupational 
Therapy Section 
97th General Hospital 

Phone: 5500-2312, Ext. 843 



Mrs. Hannes Hugo Greiner '60 
(Francine Klein) 
Heidleberg 69 
Hausserstrasse 38 
Miss Dana Lou Howe '60 
Heilbronn Service Club 
Wharton Barracks 
Heilbronn 

About 25 miles from Stutgart 
Mrs. Raymond K. Eldred '63 
(Martha Church) 
Building 4563A 
Pirmasens 6780 
Phone: 7016 

About 40 KM (25 miles) south of 
Kaiserslautern. 

MEXICO 

Sra. Jose Luiz Frias '55 
(Elizabeth Ann Mathieu) 
Saratoga 375 
Mexico 10, D.F. 
Mexico 

Rev. Gordon L. Lyle '57 
Paseo De Cupatizio 1 1 1 
Urupapan, Michoacan 
Mexico 

About 300 miles west of Mexico City 
and 160 miles from the Pacific coast 

INDIA 

Mrs. Charles K. Seifarth '52 
c/o US Embassy 
New Delhi 

ITALY 

Mr. Giovanni Ianniello '61 

Corsa Umberto I No. 108 

Casaluce 

(After July, 1964) 

Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Bartor 51/53 

c/o American Embassy 

Rome 

MALAYA 

Mr. Piang Kooi Loh '59 

c/o Mr. Michael Loh 

Federation College 

Sungai Besie 

Selanor 

Malaya 

Mrs. Elizabeth B. Snead '54 

(Elizabeth Betts) 

42 Barker Road 

Singapore 

NEW ZEALAND 

Mrs. Robert L. Brown '37 
(Florence Stevenson) 
c/o American Embassy 
Wellington 



PUERTO RICO 

Thomas L. Smith '62 
Office of the Base Chaplain 
Ramsey Air Force Base 
Mr. Lee Truxes '51 
144 Puigdoller 
Santurce, 
San Juan 

SPAIN 

Mr. Charles Stalnaker '58 
c/o American Express 
Madrid 

TURKEY 

Mr. Turan Yolac '50 
Kiziltoprak Kalamis Cad #20 
Instanbul 

YUGOSLAVIA 

(Until July 1964) 

Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Bator 51/53 

c/o American Embassy 

Knez Milesa, 50 

Belgrade 



Alumni Participation 
Scores Grant 

Alumni participation in the For- 
ward Oglethorpe Fund has "paid off". 
The Gulf Oil Corporation awarded 
Oglethorpe a grant in the amount of 
$437.00 for unrestricted use. 

This grant was one of some 692 
awards totaling $500,000 that Gulf will 
distribute this year as direct, unre- 
stricted grants to as many Universities 
and Colleges under its Aid to Educa- 
tion Program. 

This grant to Oglethorpe was calcu- 
lated on the basis of a formula which 
takes into account the quality of the 
school's curriculum, the effectiveness 
of its program and the amount of 
financial support provided by the 
alumni. 

Institutions eligible for direct grants 
are those which are privately operated 
and controlled and which obtain a 
major portion of their financial sup- 
port from non-tax sources. 

The check was presented to Dr. 
George Seward, acting president of 
Oglethorpe by Mr. J. H. Griffith, Area 
Sales Manager of Gulf Oil. 



Spring 1964 



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Appointments, Awards 
and Grants 

Miss Donna Lee Williams, a senior 
at Oglethorpe University, has been 
awarded a grant and teaching assistant- 
ship in India under the provisions of the 
Mutual Educational and Cultural Ex- 
change Act of 1961 (Fullbright-Hays 
Act). 

All candidates are selected by the 
Board of Foreign Scholarships, the 
members of which are appointed by the 
President. American student candid- 
ates are recommended by campus Ful- 
bright-Hays Scholarships and by the 
Institute of International Education. 

Miss Williams, a science major, re- 
sides at 190 Laurel Forest Circle, NE, 
Atlanta 5, Georgia. 

Mr. Ed Danus, a director of the 
Pocket Theater and publicity and ad- 
vertising director of the Municipal 
Theater, will be the director of The 
Players, the drama group at Oglethorpe 
University. 

Mr. Danus has acted and directed in 
numerous productions both off-Broad- 
way and summer stock. He is most 
known for his performance in "Waltz 
of the Toreado", an off-Broadway show 
which ran nine months. 

A graduate of the University of the 
Philippines, he has done post graduate 
study at Mexico City College. 

Mr. Danus is from LaGrange, Geor- 
gia but now is residing in Atlanta. 

Mr. Grady Randolph, guest teacher 
at Oglethorpe University, was elected 
president of the Atlanta Chapter, 
American Association for the United 
Nations. Mr. Randolph is a former 
vice president of that organization. 

Dr. Donald C. Agnew, former pres- 
ident of Oglethorpe was re-elected 
Chairman of the Board. 

Dr. Joseph M. Branham of the Bi- 
ology department of Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity has been awarded a grant of 
$ 1 ,300 for study in cell aging at Wood's 
Hole, Mass. this coming summer. 

The grant was given by the Lalor 
Foundation, a foundation for advanced 
research applying biochemistry and bio- 
physics to the study of fundamental 
phenomena in the field of fertility and 
reproduction in various forms of life. 



Luke Appling is Elected to Baseball's 
Hall of Fame in Coopertown 



Luke Appling, '32, has become 
101st baseball player to be elected to 
the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, 
New York. The elections took place 
this past Winter. 

Lucian "Bird" Hope, '21 coached 
Appling in high school days at Fulton 
High School. Following his gradua- 
tion there, Appling played 2 seasons 
at Oglethorpe under Frank Anderson 



and then went on to the major leagues 
where he played 2,442 games with 
2,218 of them as shortstop. 

In 1958, Appling ended his career 
in the major leagues and began as 
manager for Memphis in the Southern 
Association. Last season, he was a 
coach with Baltimore and this coming 
season, he will be with the Athletics 
at Bradenton as batting coach. 



HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT 
THREE NEW MEMBERS 



Oglethorpe University's most distin- 
guished service award in athletics, 
membership into the athletic HALL 
OF FAME, is expected to be bestowed 
on three individuals during homecom- 
ing exercises Saturday, May 16th. 

Established three years ago, to rec- 
ognize outstanding contributions to the 
Oglethorpe University athletic pro- 
gram, the award has achieved a coveted 
status among its recipients, it was 
created by the Oglethorpe Booster Club 
to recognize not only those who have 
actually participated in the sports pro- 
gram, but those who have given unself- 
ishly of their time and ability to for- 
ward the progress of the program. 



The 1964 inductees will be installed 
following a noon luncheon and Booster 
Club meeting on the 16th. Co-chairman 
for the project are Ed Miles and Ansel 
Paulk. 

Former inductees into the hall of 
fame include Luke Appling, who this 
year was named to baseball's hall of 
fame, Harry Robertson, Garland Pin- 
holster, Frank Anderson Sr., Sy Bell, 
Adrian Maurer, Steve Schmidt, L. N. 
Turk, and Clay Parish. 

Although the names and number of 
the 1964 inductees have not been made 
public, it was safely assumed there 
would be no more than three new 
members. 



What's New With You? 

You are the most important person we know. That is why we want to 
know what you are doing, what milestones you have reached in your business, 
what honors you have received in your civic and social affairs and news of 
your family. 

Help your friends in your good fortunes by filling in the box below, 
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Spring 1964 



SPORTS 



The same common ailment effected 
tennis and baseball on the O.U. campus 
this spring — inexperience. But a slow 
start in both sports is suddenly round- 
ing into promising signs. 

In baseball, Coach Billy Carter's 
boys have recorded (at publication 
time) a record of 2-5, but the two 
victories are consecutive after five de- 
feats. 

The Petrel baseballers were hurt 
early by the ineligibility of five boys 
who figured prominently in spring 
plans. However, the sudden develop- 
ment of several freshmen and the 
steady contributions of the few return- 
ing lettermen have enhanced chances 
for a .500 or better season. 

Oglethorpe's two victories have been 
over Erskine (3-2) and Berry (3-2). 
In the Berry victory, pitcher-outfielder 
Larry Abner hurled a seven-hit gem 
and struck out 13 men, including 
Berry's cleanup batter five times. 

Abner, Bob Moreland, Roy Cowart, 
Ben Hargrove and Bobby Sexton are 
the proven performers. Freshmen 
Larry Shattles at shortstop, Charlie 
Stepp at third and Jimmy Copeland at 
first, have all exhibited calm under fire. 
The catching, which has been a con- 
cern on the O.U. campus since the de- 
parture of Tommy Norwood two years 
ago, is handled by capable Robert 
Tillery. 

"We've been fairly pleased with the 
progress," said Coach Carter. "Cold 
and wet weather hampered us early, 
and the loss of those boys before the 
season started, but the team is getting 
accustomed to switching around and 
I feel we could make, or better, .500 
for the season. 

"The pitching is pleasing. Abner's 
game was encouring and we have good 
men in Cowart, Moreland, Hargrove 
and Sexton, plus Jabo Johnson. Then, 
too, we've cut down on errors. They 



really hurt at first but we only made 
one in the last two games." 

The tennis team, coached this year by 
athletic director Garland Pinholster, 
has gone through some of the same 
problems as the baseball team, and, 
like baseball, has solved most of them. 

At publication date, the Petrels had 
accomplished a 4-3 record, which 
speaks well of a team depleted by 
graduation. 

"We lost three of the first six men 
from last year," Coach Pinholster said. 
"We've filled in with intramural boys 
and they've responded wonderfully." 

The three returnees are Bill Pate, 
Ray Thomas and Dan Cowart. The 
three intramural graduates are Bob 
McMains, Hoyt Wagoner and Hank 
Alexander. Also Clark Raby has made 
fine progress. 

Pate, the No. 1 singles man, has lost 
only one match while winning six. 
Thomas is No. 2 in singles; Cowart, 
No. 3; Raby, No. 4; McMains, No. 5, 
and Alexander, No. 6. Wagoner would 
be listed, except for illness. 

No. 1 doubles team is Pate and 
Thomas, followed, in order, by Raby- 
Cowart and McMain-Alexander. 

"A lot of people put emphasis on 
the No. 1 and 2 man in tennis," said 
Coach Pinholster, "but that sixth man 
is just as important. His point counts 
just as much, and we've been getting 
fine play out of those boys, especially 
Alexander. He's a fine competitor. 

"Thomas, who was hurt in basket- 
ball, is not quite up to snuff yet, but 
he is gradually coming around. This 
is good for him, helps strengthen his 

leg." 

The Petrel tennis team has defeated 
Cumberland, Shorter, West Georgia 
and Berry. There are seven more 
matches to go and Coach Pinholster is 
confident his boys will do well. 

"We really want to be right for 



Homecoming day," Pinholster empha- 
sized. "The tennis team plays Georgia 
State in the morning and the baseball 
team takes on Valdosta State in the 
afternoon. It will be a big day for our 
spring sports program." 



Through 
the Years 



Robert Clark, '32, founder of Clark 
Manufacturing Company, has been re- 
quested by the US Department of Com- 
merce to exhibit his rotary lawn mow- 
ers in the Foire de Paris this coming 
May. The display will be in the Pavil- 
ion des Etats-Unis. 

Mrs. Pinkie Gates Harris, '37, is now 
associated with the Tower Travel Serv- 
ice here in Atlanta. 

Mrs. Ola Hicks Jones \37, passed away 
last February. Mrs. Jones retired from 
teaching in 1950 after 47 years service 
in the Atlanta and Fulton County 
School System. Mrs. Jones is survived 
by her sister, Miss Cleophas Hicks, a 
1930 graduate of Oglethorpe. 

Elbert "Moon" Mullis '39, is currently 
serving as Governor of South Georgia 
District of Civitan International for the 
year 1963-64. 

Richard Stoller, '49 has moved into a 
newly built home in Columbus, Geor- 
gia. Mr. Stoller is associated with 
Johnson, Lane, Space and Company. 

John Flanigan, '50, since January has 
been Priest-in-charge of the Guild Hall 
of the Holy Family, an unorganized 
mission church which ministers to ten- 
nant farmers and workers in the Navy 
Yard and the Air Force Base. His ad- 
dress is currently, Box 565, Moncks 
Corner, South Carolina. 



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THROUGH THE YEARS 



Mrs. Mildred G. Sutton, '52, is enrolled 
in the Woman's College in Milledge- 
ville working toward her 6 year pro- 
gram. Mrs. Sutton teaches at West 
Side Elementary School in Marietta. 
Her oldest son is in Emory Medical 
School and her younger son has just 
returned from an around-the-world 
cruise with the University of Seven 
Seas. He is a junior in this university 
and will travel with them again next 
year. 

William E. Cole, '53, will complete re- 
quirements for his PhD degree in bio- 
chemistry from VPI this June. He has 
been awarded a post doctoral fellow- 
ship at the University of Florida be- 
ginning in the fall of 1964. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Levine (Hilda 
Cohen, '53) announce the birth of a 
son, Robert Joseph, on November 14, 
1963. The Levins are presently re- 
siding in Eureux, France. 

Chaplain and Mrs. D. Clifton Banks 

'54/ '54, have been reassigned to Wurz- 
burg, Germany for the next three years. 
The Banks, with their two children will 
leave this coming June. 

Elizabeth Beadie '55 became the bride 
of Ronald Green last February 14th. 
Mr. Green is a physics teacher at 
Southern Technical Institute in Mari- 
etta. 

John Dupuy '57, received his Master's 
of Science degree from Rutgers Uni- 
versity in 1963 and is now working 



toward the PhD degree from the Uni- 
versity of Washington. 

Joe Hilbert, '57, is working toward his 
PhD degree at the University of Cal- 
ifornia at Berkley. He is also an in- 
structor of Biology at Diablo Valley 
College. 

Pat Daniel, '59, has been elected Treas- 
urer of Atlanta Society of Medical 
Technologists. She is in charge of the 
pediatric hemotology lab at Henrietta 
Egleston Hospital for Children. 

Jerry Bart Ayes '60, will receive his 
MS in Chemistry from the University 
of Georgia this coming August. He 
has already accepted a one year ap- 
pointment as an Instructor in the Chem- 
istry Department at Lenoir Ryne Col- 
lege in Hickory, North Carolina. 

Lee Barrett '60, has recently returned 
from a three-month flying tour at 
Frankfurt, Germany. He is assigned to 
the 15th Troop Carrier Squadron at 
Hunter AFB, Georgia. He and his 
wife, the former Harriet Burkett, and 
their two sons reside in Savannah, Ga. 

Monique Coker, '60, has been ap- 
pointed as Head of the Language De- 
partment of Brown School here in At- 
lanta. 

Donald and Sue Hadden '60/ '61, have 
been transferred to Fort Bragg, North 
Carolina. Don has recently been pro- 
moted to 1st Lieutenant and is the Di- 
vision Medical Officer of the 82nd 
Airborne Division while Sue is pres- 



ently the society Editor of the PARA- 
GLIDE, the Fort Bragg Newspaper. 

David N. Harvey '60, now a junior in 
the Medical College of Georgia has 
been elected president of AKK Medical 
Fraternity for 1963-64. 

Pat and Charles Weathers announce 
the birth of a daughter, Delia Evelyn, 
last July 6th. Pat is the former Patri- 
cia Griffin '61, and is now teaching the 
1 st grade at Brockett School in DeKalb 
County. 

Mrs. Virginia C. Amason '62, has 

moved to Greenville, South Carolina 
with her husband. Mr. Amason is with 
Davis Mechanical Contracting Com- 
pany there. 

Patricia (Cooper) Dixon, '62, is an 

elementary school substitute teacher 
this year and hopes to teach elementary 
school art next Fall. She and her hus- 
band, Roy, are presently residing in 
Belfast, Maine. 

Russell Eisenman, '62, has won an 

award for the best student paper at the 
Georgia Psychological Association. Its 
title: "Birth Order and Artistic Cre- 
ativity" Mr. Eisenman also has had an 
article "Perception & Production of 
Complexity by Creative Art Students" 
to appear in "The Journal of Psy- 
chology. 

Tom Hewlett, Jr. '62, has been com- 
missioned a second lieutenant in the 
US Air Force. He is presently assigned 
to Patrick AFB, Florida for duty. 



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