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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. 

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 

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 

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. 


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 

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 

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 

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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 

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. 









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. 




Spring 1965 

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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. 


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Vocational Aim(s) 

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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. 


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. 

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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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Spring 1965 

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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 

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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 
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. 

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The Flying Petrel 


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- 

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 

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 

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. 

Plan Now- 



MAY 15 

Spring 1965 

Page 7 


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 



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, 
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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