Published by National Alumni Association of Oglethorpe College
Spring 1965 No. 6
Inauguration, Alumni Day - May 15
For the first time in Oglethorpe College's modern history an inauguration
ceremony will be held to install a new president.
Those on the invitation list include: the principle colleges and universities of
the United States which offer a four year liberal arts degree, all of the colleges and
universities in Georgia, major learned societies, trustees and former trustees,
major foundations of the United States, the leaders of the State of Georgia, as well
as the principle political figures of Atlanta and DeKalb County. All honorary
degree holders and the outstanding business leaders of Atlanta. The alumni of
Oglethorpe College are invited to attend.
The event will take place in conjunction with Alumni Day which will be May
15th. The installation ceremony will begin at 10:00 A.M. with a processional
of official delegates. The actual ceremonies will be at 10:45 A.M. in the Field
House. Luncheon for the inaugural party will be at 12:00 P.M.
A joint invitiation to the alumni for the inauguration as well as the events for
Alumni Day has been issued.
May 15, 1965
10:30 A.M. Inauguration
Processional • — Quadrangle
10:45 A.M. Ceremonies — Field House
2:00 P.M. Booster Club
Meeting — Field House
3:00 P.M Baseball Game
Oglethorpe V3 — Baseball
5:30 P.M. Alumni Meeting
6:30 P.M. Buffet Supper— Lawn
Move in April
This April, President Paul R. Beall
and family will move into the former
Alex Smith home at 3407 Tuxedo
The president's new residence was
bought by the college as an endowment
The house and its seven acres of
land, built in 1925 and located 17
minutes from the campus, was formally
purchased on February 23 through
trust officer Harvey Hill and the Citi-
zens and Southern Bank. Oglethorpe
took possession on March 1.
Dr. Beall is considering giving the
two-story residence a name connected
in some way with the history of General
James Edward Oglethorpe.
Front view of President's Home
While the basic structure is sound,
some redecorating of the house and
grounds will be done. The kitchen will
be remodeled, an elevator removed,
and other minor rennovations will be
made. Outside, the wash house wUl be
converted to a small guest house, the
formal garden will be tended, and a
circular driveway may be built.
The already existing guest house he-
hind the President's new home is fully
equipped and has three bedrooms.
Real estate experts and member of
the Board of Trustees described the
entire purpose as "extremely wise" and
a "real bargain."
Spring Issue 1965
Published seven times a year In July, Sefitember, Oc-
tober, January, March, April and May by Oglethorpe
College, Atlanta, Georgia.
E. P. "Penny" Jones '61 President
Marvin Lawson, '58 Vice President
Pinkie Gates Harris, '34 Vice President
Eleanore MacKenzie, '59 Sec-treasurer
Annette Vincent, '34
Benton Greenleaf, '63
Sam Hirsch, Jr., '49
Howard Axelberg, '40
Howard Thranhardt, '35
Joyce B. Minors, '57
Mrs. Joyce B. Minors '57
The American Humanics Foundation
has decided to eliminate the Humanics
unit at Oglethorpe College at the end of
the spring quarter.
Mr. H. Roe Bartle, executive leader
of the foundation made the announce-
ment recently in Kansas City, home
office of the Foundation.
The small number of students en-
rolled in the unit was the main reason
for the cancellation.
The college plans to continue similar
training so those students akeady en-
rolled in the program can complete
their study with a broader emphasis on
the area of social work. The continua-
tion of the training will be offered by
the Division of Educational and Be-
The Humanics program was de-
signed to train young men and women
who choose professional youth work as
School Bell Award Presented
to Governor Sanders, Emma
Miss Emma Wilkinson, '46, Mrs. Annette Vincent, '36, Governor Carl Sanders, and E P "Penny"
Jones, president of the Alumni Association
The annual Oglethorpe College breakfast which is held each year during the
Georgia Educational Association Convention was held this year in Rich's Magnolia
Room March 26, 1965. It was attended by almost 100 alumni and was termed
Gov. Cari Sanders was the guest speaker and gave a very exceUent and informa-
tive message. He was presented with the School Bell Award. The School Bell
Award is presented only to persons who have shown an outstanding interest in
the field of education.
Another distinguished alumna was also presented the School Bell Award She
was Miss Emma WUkinson of Augusta Georgia. She has been an outstanding
member of the teacher profession and was the seventh grade teacher of Gov
Mr. Penny Jones, President of the Oglethorpe Alumni Association presided and
Mr. Ehner George introduced Gov. Sanders. Mrs. Annette Vincent was general
chairman of the G. E. A. Alumni breakfast.
Part of the crowd at the GEA Breakfast Meeting of Teacher Alun
The Flying Petrel
Oglethorpe to Revise Curriculum,
Three areas of Oglethorpe College life will undergo changes beginning with
the fall of 1965. Dr. Paul Beall, president of the College, has announced that
decisions to offer a revised curriculum to an increased student body on a
The trimester system is a division of the year into three academic units, each
being sixteen weeks long. The decision to change from the present quarter system
to tlje trimester system was made after other schools' experience with trimester
programs were studied.
Changes in the curriculum were made in order to add "new scope". Students
wUl be able to major "in any field in which one would expect a fully progressive
liberal arts school to have a major."
Under the new plan, required courses are to be taken during the first two years
and this core program will be offered in each trimester.
Enrollment is to be doubled by the beginning of the fall term. Of the eight
hundred expected, four hundred are to be freshmen. Enrollment is to be progres-
sively increased until 1967-68 when two thousand students are expected to be
enrolled. Of these. Fifteen hundred are to be campus students and 500 commuter
New dormitory construction is scheduled to begin this summer. The present
dormitories are being renovated and filled to capacity.
A new catalogue will be issued outlining the new courses and requirements for
to be Built
As part of the expansion plans of
Oglethorpe College, it is announced
that building will begin this summer on
the construction of a modem, fully-
equipped language laboratory to be
used beginning in the fall term.
"The laboratory", according to Dr.
Arthur Bieler, Chairman of the De-
partment of Foreign Language at Ogle-
thorpe, "will be as advanced as anything
in Atlanta or the Southeast."
Consisting of twenty-four student
positions, there will be eighteen posi-
tions which will be for recording and
playback and six positions for playback
only. A console in the control room
will make possible the constant super-
vision of the students.
The major use of the laboratory will
Dr. George C. Seward, Dean of
Oglethorpe College, announces three
receipients of grants in a nenwly estab-
lished grants-in-aid program at Ogle-
thorpe for faculty research.
Dr. Martin Abbott, professor of his-
tory, will further investigate the history
of the southern negro during the re-
construction period of the South. He
wUl approach it from a social, cultural
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be on a library basis as is used in most
colleges equipped with recording tapes.
It is planned for first and second year
students. Foreign language is learned
more easily and as a tool the laboratory
is as important to the language student
as a library is to a history student.
Swing, c4t 3t , , ,
Recently Atlanta opened its new 18
million dollar stadium. It is a tremen-
dous arena. It was built on faith in a
great city. They started building with-
out money and without a team. The
important step was getting an enthusi-
Many baseball players will step-up
to the plate in the years to come. Some
wiU strike-out without even swinging at
the ball with the bat. They will have
the bat resting on their shoulder. Other
players will get two strikes and swing
at the third. At least, they will have
done their best.
So it is with our Alumni Association,
we must continue to "swing at it"!
Much progress has been made at Ogle-
thorpe in a short period of time. With
continued support, hard work, and re-
newed interest our ahna mater will con-
tinue to move forward.
Many thanks to those who have
helped make this year a progressive
one. Let's all keep "swinging at it" and
keep the bat off our shoulders.
Male or Female
Young, energetic High School Seniors. Good averages and acceptable College
Boards. Prefer friends or relatives of Oglethorpe alumni. Interesting position
for the next four years with sound future.
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City and State_
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and economic standpoint. Dr. Abbott
will work with the Schomburg Collec-
tion at the New York Public Library.
Dr. Arthur Bieler, professor of lan-
guage, will trace a series of French
words to analyze the reasons for the
changing of meanings determined by
context. Dr. Bieler will conduct his re-
search at the Bibliotheque Nationale in
Paris and at the University of Besancon
in Besancon, France.
Mr. George Wheeler, professor of
physics, will work on the problem of
how to improve present techniques of
presenting scientific demonstrations and
to develop new ones.
All three of the grants-in-aid wiU be
for the summer of 1965.
THROUGH THE YEARS
Pete T. Mackey, '26, marked his 25th
anniversary with Connecticut Mutual
Life Insurance Company in January of
this year. Mr. Mackey is an associate
of the Frank R. Anderson Agency in
Miami and in his career with Connecti-
cut Mutual Life, he has received the
National Quality Award for outstand-
ing service to his clients. He is a for-
mer director of the Miami Life Un-
Mr. Luther Wright, '27, passed away
this past Summer in Atlanta. His widow
resides at 1700 Rogers Avenue, SW.
George H. Slappey, '28, retired Atlanta
teacher and former editor of "The Re-
porter" a state organ of the Social
Studies Councils is currently editor of
"Hilltop" a publication of the Men's
Bible Class of St. Mark's Methodist
Church in Atlanta.
James B. C. Howe, '29, died last No-
vember after a heart attack. Mr. Howe
had been a lawyer with the federal
government for more than thirty years
and worked with the General Services
Administration until his retirement. He
had made his home in Washington,
The Flying Petrel
At the Dinner Dance
Jim and Sylvia Clower, '57
Sam Hirsch, Jr. Presents Tommie Carper with
certificate of appreciation at dinner dance
Mrs. Adele Bussy, '29 takes a turn around the
dance floor with President Beall
Judge and Mrs. Dan Duke '33, register
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Oglethorpe College baseball coach
Billy Carter believes one thing: His
Stormy Petrels will win more games
than last year.
"We've got more schedule,"
laughed Billy. "That's one reason, es-
pecially if you think in terms of per-
centages. But there's another, more
logical, reason we should win more this
year. The team is in better shape, posi-
For review, the Petrels were 5-12
last year. Anytime a change had to be
made in a game,, it could easily effect
four or five positions. As a result, the
team could never hold an edge.
However, when Carter's call to in-
vade Anderson Field for spring practice
went out this season, a number of eager
young freshmen (with talent) and a
couple of capable transfers answered.
This, then, is how it lines up for
Oglethorpe's 22-game schedule.
Up the middle (catcher, second and
shortstop and center field) is definitely
strong. Freshman Larry Freeman, a
5-9, 165 pounder from Chamblee, is
behind the plate and he may be the
most genuine performer there in almost
a decade. Good arm, good hands and a
Out at second is Larry Shattles, a re-
turnee. He is expected to team with
transfer Jerry Brown (a campbell of
Smyrna graduate who spent two years
at Rollins College in Florida) to make
a great shortstop-to-second and vice-
versa combination. Brown's ability to
hold down short, with Shattles on sec-
ond, takes pressure off other men who,
in the past, have been forced to pull
Centerfield is the sole, undisputed
property of Larry Abner, team's lead-
ing hitter last year at .324, a fine defen-
sive man and a pitcher of credit when
the occasion demands it. Little worry
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Right and left (first and third lines)
will also be manfully handled, but will
switch according to the pitching opposi-
tion — right or left handers. The mere
fact that Carter can do this indicates
his reserve program is strong.
Jimmy Tumlin, transfer, is a leading
first baseman and will be available for
the mound. Ben Hargrove is a tough
glove, good arm at third and wdll also
pitch. Wayne Johnson, another trans-
fer, could come strong in the outfield,
where Charles Steppe, Bob Moreland,
Aubrey Whitaker and Roy Cowart
(also a pitcher) will be.
Pitching — the must of baseball —
might well be the "most" for the Petrels.
At least it has maturity, depth and
Hargrove, Cowart, Timilin and fresh-
man lefthander Dick Davis are the
names for pitching responsibility. But
primarily it will be the first two.
Cowart, in his fourth year, is no
Bob Feller. In fact, he's more like
Blaze Starr. He teases — slow curves,
changeups, aggravating little drops.
You just find it hard to hit him. Har-
grove has a little more zip, but is not as
frustrating. Davis is good control and
will be used as a long, middle and
"We're going to have to play all our
games the hard way," said Carter.
"Though we've got more on schedule,
none are easy, and every man will have
to give completely to give us a good
season. Really, I think we might do
well. Weather hurt us in early practice
and the boys are just now rounding out
in shape. So you can never tell. We're
giving it everything we can."
In other sports news around the
Oglethrope campus, the tennis team
which had played a fine, competitive
schedule for the last few years, did not
get enough reporting for practice to
merit forming a squad, and there was
no schedule made.
The Flying Petrel
THROUGH THE YEARS
C. T. "Chick" Gardner, '32 was re-
elected president of the Telephone
Company's credit union for the third
He also won the 1964 golf cham-
pionship of the telephone pioneers
group in the North Florida area re-
H. B. McCullough '36, a retired colo-
nel in the Air Force is currently on the
football staff of North Carolina State
at Raleigh, N. C.
Mr. Scott Morris, Jr., '47 is the author
of a new book "John Thomas Pound:
Confederate Soldier". This is a sold-
ier's biography and contains four of his
letters written from Confederate camps
and battlefronts in the early days of
E. Frank Walls, Jr. 49, attended a man-
agement seminar in January, 1965 at
the University of Michigan as part of
duty as personnel director for the city
of Savannah, Georgia.
Jim Hinson, '49, upon returning from
a doctoral study at the University of
Georgia was appointed Principal of
Brown High School in Atlanta. Mr.
Hinson hopes to complete his Doctor's
degree in the summer of '65.
Mrs. Helen W. Waddell, '53, of fire-
man, Georgia, has been named Star
Teacher for the Bremen School. Mrs.
Waddell teaches the fourth grade.
Mrs. Elizabeth B. Snead, '54 has re-
turned to Singapore, Malaysia after a
trip through Europe and a short fur-
lough in the United States. Mrs. Snead
is continuing to serve with the World
Division of the Methodist Church in
Mrs. Robert E. Cofer, '55, graduated
from Miami University (Ohio) in 1955
and received her MA from Ohio State.
She and her husband and two children
are residing in Ithica, New York where
her husband is associated with Interna-
tional Business Machine Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Leslie (Amy
Brown, '56) announce the birth of their
fourth daughter, Nanette AJexa. The
Leslies make their home in Gaffney,
Branton Easton, '57, has been trans-
ferred to Allentown, Pennsylvania
where he is manager of the Allentown
office of Crawford & Company. Mr.
Eason is married to the former Rae
Fuller, '59. They have three sons, Rich-
ard 7, Michael 5 and Joe 3.
Mrs. Ruby R. Johnston, '57 passed
away Tuesday, March 16, 1965. Mrs.
Johnston had been a teacher at Har-
mony Leland School in Cobb County
before her death.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted S, Bayley (Ellen
Kinsey) '58/'57, announce the birth of
their third daughter, Karen Ruth last
The Bayleys are now residing in At-
lanta where Mr. Bayley is associated
with the Boy Scouts of America.
Miss Hava Buttenwieser-Bitan, '58, is
now in Austria as the First Secretary
of the Israel Embassy in Vienna.
Capt. and Mrs. Thomas Geoghan
(Shirley Benefiel) '58, have been trans-
ferred to Cape Cod, Mass. Capt. Geog-
han received his pilot wings this past
February and is with the Early Warn-
ing Squadron at Otis AFB.
Captain Jay C. Plymale, '58 was re-
cently selected to participate in the
aircrew of the U. S. Air Force Military
Air Transport Service which was
matched with twenty-one other top
crews in the precision airdrop of para-
troopers and cargo on fixed ground
Captain Plymale was commissioned
in 1953 and is presently assigned to
Tachikawa AB, Japan as a navigator.
THROUGH THE YEARS
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Moore, '58/'58
announce the birth of a daughter, Mary
Susan, on October 22nd. The Moores
are residing in Chamblee, Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. John David Chesnut '61/
'64, announce the birth of a daughter
this past fall. Mr. Chesnut has just
passed his bar exams and is presently
practicing law in Atlanta.
Robert Doyal, '60, has completed his
Master of Education degree at the
University of Georgia under the aus-
pices of the National Science Founda-
tion and is now back at Cross Keys
High School in Atlanta as counselor
and Biology teacher.
Mr. and Mrs. AUen L. Ault, '61/'61,
announce the birth of their son, Timo-
thy Scott in September. The Aults
have two daughters, Milinda, 3 and
Mr. Ault is a consultant with the
tional Rehabilitation for the State de-
partment of Education. The Aults are
residing in Macon, Georgia.
Emily Anne Edwards, '61, became the
bride of R. Lewis Jackson last Janu-
ary. The couple wiU reside in Marietta,
Augusta R. Mann, '61, has been ap-
pointed principal of the Cliftondale
Elementary School in Atlanta.
Joe Soldati, '61, is now living in Laus-
anne, Switzerland where he is engaged
in writing and traveling. Mr. Soldati
has just been released by the Army
after a tour of duty in Vietnam.
Mr. and Mrs. Marc Weinberg '61/ '62,
announce the birth of a son, March
Adam this spring. Mrs. Weinberg is the
former Margaret Blank.
Cleon Mobley, '63, has been granted a
three year Atomic Energy Commission
Fellowship in Nuclear Studies at the
University of Missouri at Rolla, Mis-
souri. Mr. Mobley will begin his studies
this coming fall. He is presently an in-
structor at Southern Tech in Marietta,
Bonnie McGum '62 has received her
Masters' Degree from the Radiation
Biology Institute of the University of
She is now in the doctoral program
in Biology at Wesleyan Reserve Uni-
versity in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Aultman, '64
announce the birth of a son, David
Richard, this past January. Mr. Ault-
man is studying for the Methodist min-
istry at Emory's Chandler School of
Sandy EUenberg, '64, is residing in New
York city doing further vocal study and
is singing professionally.
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Nance, '63 an-
nounce the birth of their daughter,
Carrie Allison. The Nances reside in
Lawrenceville, Georgia and have a son
Michael, two and a half.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald (Linda) Rut-
ledge, '63 announce the birth of their
daughter Katrina Lyn on December 4,
1964. The Rutledges also have a son,
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis E. Schneible, '63
announce the birth of their first child,
Ann Marcia this past August.
Mr. Schneible is now associated in
the Rocket and Satellite Experiments
Section of the Aeronomy Division of
the National Bureau of Standards in
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