EDITION Vol. 47 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. SCHEDULE 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 Union Field 5:30 P.M. Alumni Meeting — Auditorium 6:30 P.M. Buffet Supper— Lawn President to Move in April This April, President Paul R. Beall and family will move into the former Alex Smith home at 3407 Tuxedo Road. The president's new residence was bought by the college as an endowment investment. 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 Rear view 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. OFFICERS E. P. "Penny" Jones '61 President Marvin Lawson, '58 Vice President Pinkie Gates Harris, '34 Vice President Eleanore MacKenzie, '59 Sec-treasurer DIRECTORS Annette Vincent, '34 Benton Greenleaf, '63 Sam Hirsch, Jr., '49 EX-OFFICIO Howard Axelberg, '40 Howard Thranhardt, '35 Joyce B. Minors, '57 EDITOR Mrs. Joyce B. Minors '57 Humanics Program to Close 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- haviorial Sciences. The Humanics program was de- signed to train young men and women who choose professional youth work as their field. School Bell Award Presented to Governor Sanders, Emma Wilkinson, '46 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 most successful. 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 Sanders. 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 Page 2 The Flying Petrel Oglethorpe to Revise Curriculum, Double Enrollment 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 trimester system. 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 students. 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 major study. N U U N L U M N Language Laboratory 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 Faculty Grants-in-Aid Program Instituted 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 (continued on page 4) 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. M t h Spring 1965 Page 3 r- 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- astic start. 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. WANTED 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. TO: ADMISSIONS OFFICE OGLETHORPE COLLEGE ATLANTA, GA. I'm interested in knowing more about Oglethorpe College Send me your Q catalog Q application. Q When your representative is visiting students in my area, please have him him see me, too. Miss Name Mr _Tel. No.. (Please Print) Addr City and State_ High School Vocational Aim(s) (continued from page 3) 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- derwriters Association. 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, D. C. Page 4 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 1^ ^ ^^^^^1 It t J r . ^^^^^^■^pTT' - . ^^^^^^^H \ ■ JH ibM^P ii ^^^H > -jf ^^^B ^Kfl Mrs. Beall, Dr. Beall, Nancy & Ed Chandler '49 Spring 1965 Page 5 / Oglethorpe Sports 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- tions stable." 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 good thinker. 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 double duty. 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 there. 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 by filling in the box below, now. Send it to the Editor, The Flying Petrel, Oglethorpe College, Atlanta, Georcia. Name_ _Class__ (New) Address. News 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 ability. 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 short reliefer. "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. Page 6 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 consecutive year. He also won the 1964 golf cham- pionship of the telephone pioneers group in the North Florida area re- cently. 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 the war. 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 Singapore. 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, South Carolina. 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 September. 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 targets. Captain Plymale was commissioned in 1953 and is presently assigned to Tachikawa AB, Japan as a navigator. Plan Now- INAUGURATION ALUMNI DAY MAY 15 Spring 1965 Page 7 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 Debbie, 4. Mr. Ault is a consultant with the ■../^+^...-}r.-1 \/qC2 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, Georgia. 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, Georgia. Bonnie McGum '62 has received her Masters' Degree from the Radiation Biology Institute of the University of Tennessee. 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 Theology. 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, Michael Thomas. 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 Boulder, Colorado. 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