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Vol. 46 

Published by National Alumni Association of Oglethorpe University 

Summer 1 964 No. 7 

E. P. Penny Jones to 
Head Alumni - 1964-65 

At the annual meeting of the Alumni Association held on May 16. 1964, 
E. P. "Penny" Jones was elected to guide the activities of the alumni for the 
coming 1964-65 year. 

A native of Manning, South Carolina, Mr. Jones is a 1961 graduate of Ogle- 
thorpe with a B.A. in Humanics. He is currently a District Scout Executive with 
the Atlanta Area Council. Prior to this he was with the YMCA. He is a member 
of the Rotary Club of Forest Park, and the American Humanics Foundation, 

While at Oglethorpe, he was president of the Senior Class, listed in Who's Who 
in American Colleges and Universities and Chairman of the Honor Court. 

His hobby interest is archery and fishing. 

Other members of the board are as follows: Marvin Lawson, '58, vice president; 
Mrs. Pinkie Harris, '37. vice president; Miss Eleanore MacKenzie, '59, sec- 
treasurer. Mrs. B. H. Vincent, '34. Benton Greenleaf, '63, Mr. Sam Hirsch, '49, 
Mr. Howard Thranhardt, '35, and Mr. Howard A.xelbere, '40 will also serve. 

J. T. Goldthwait '44 to 
Head Division 

John T. Goldthwait, a member of 
the pre- World War II Exceptional Edu- 
cational Experiment at Oglethorpe and 
former faculty member there, has been 
appointed Professor of Philosophy and 
Chairman of the Division of Humani- 
ties at the State University of New 
York College at Plattsburgh, New 

Dr. Goldthwait left the "Triple-E" 
experiment to go into the Naval Re- 
serve. The Experiment, an accelerated 
undergraduate program to determine 
what was the actual learning capacity 
of a college student under controlled 
conditions, was a casualty of the war 
because its members either enlisted or 
left for critical war industry employ- 

Goldthwait was awarded his B.A. in 

E. P. "Penny" Jones '61 

John T. Goldthwait. '44 

Liberal Arts and his M.A. in Literature 
and Journalism, both in absentia, in 
1944 when he was serving on a mine- 
sweeper in the Pacific. On his return 
from the Navy he came back to Ogle- 
thorpe as an instructor of English and 

He left to attend graduate school at 
Northwestern University in 1950, then 
taught philosophy at Sacramento State 
College in California. He joined the 
University of California faculty at the 
Davis Campus, where he has been Di- 
rector of Speech for the past several 
years. His doctoral degree, granted by 
Northwestern in 1957, is in philosophy. 

At Plattsburgh, Dr. Goldthwait will 

head a division of forty-five faculty 

members who are developing the newly 

installed curriculum in liberal arts at 

Continued page 6 

^Jh e **-sfy in & / etre t 

Summer Issue 1964 

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

Biology Department 
Awarded Grant 

This past spring, the biology depart- 
ment was awarded a matching fund 
grant of $4,460 from the National Sci- 
ence Foundaion. 

It is the intention to upgrade the cur- 
riculum by emphasizing the interrela- 
tionship of chemistry, physics and bi- 
ology. More emphasis will be placed 
on the laboratory aspects of biology 
and a new approach to lab is to teach 
the student something of the methods 
of science and then let them, under the 
supervision of an instructor, choose, 
design, and perform lab exercises of 
their own interest. 

When matching funds are available, 
there will be a total of $8,920.00 to 
greatly expand present facilities to 
achieve these objectives. 


Charles Daley 

Two prominent Atlanta-area busi- 
ness leaders have been elected to the 
board of trustees of Oglethorpe Uni- 

They are Charles S. Daley, president 
of the DeKalb National Bank and Har- 
old R. Lilley, vice-president and gen- 
eral manager of the Southeastern Zone, 
Frito-Lay, Inc. 

Mr. Daley is a native of Augusta, 
Ga., where he attended Augusta Col- 
lege. He also attended Rutgers Uni- 
versity's Graduate School of Banking. 
He joined the Trust Company of Geor- 
gia Group in 1935, subsequently serv- 
ing as vice president and assistant trust 
officer of the First National Bank and 
Trust Company of Augusta before com- 
ing to Atlanta as president and director 
of the DeKalb National Bank. He is a 
director of the Trust Company of Geor- 
gia Associates. 

Mr. Daley had an outstanding record 
during World War II, serving with the 
82nd Airborne Division as a company 
commander. His decorations include 
the Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf 
clusters, five battle stars, a presidential 
citation, and the U.S. Commendation 
Medal for outstanding and meritorious 

An immediate past president of the 
DeKalb County Chamber of Com- 
merce, Mr. Daley is currently president 

Harold R. Lilley 

of the Rotary Club of North DeKalb, 
member of the board of directors of the 
Metropolitan Atlanta Community 
Chest, Atlanta Region Metropolitan 
Planning Commission and the Metro- 
politan Atlanta Red Cross. He attends 
Trinity Presbyterian Church, where he 
is a ruling elder, and is a member of 
the Capital City Club and Castle View 
Town and Country Club. Mr. Daley 
and his wife, the former Miss Nettie 
Ragan, are parents of two daughters, 
Susan 16, and Gayle 14. They reside 
at 2795 Normandy Drive, N.W., At- 

Mr. Lilley is a native of Lumberton, 
N. C. He attended the University of 
South Carolina, and has taken special 
courses for government service at 
Princeton University and North Dakota 
State Teachers College. Prior to assum- 
ing his present position with Frito-Lay, 
Mr. Lilley served as vice president and 
eastern division manager of the H. W. 
Lay and Co., Inc. Before that he was 
president of the Capitol Frito Com- 
pany, Washington, D. C. 

During World War II, Mr. Lilley 
served for five years with the U. S. 
Army Ground Forces — two years of 
which were in the European Theater of 
Operations. He held the rank of cap- 
tain upon his discharge from the serv- 

Page 2 

The Flying Petrel 

Merriman Smith receives Doctorate at Commencement 

Merriman Smith, class of 1936 at 
Oglethorpe University was awarded the 
honorary degree of Doctor of Humane 
Letters from Oglethorpe on Sunday, 
June 7, 1964 at the 90th commence- 
ment exercise of the College. The de- 
gree was bestowed by Dr. George Sew- 
ard, Acting President, on behalf of the 
Faculty and the Board of Trustees. 

Mr. Smith is the senior White House 
correspondent and the recent winner of 
a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. 

Having served four United States 
presidents, Lyndon Johnson as his fifth, 
Mr. Smith has wide knowledge of the 
highest office in the country and has 
written five books on the presidential 

He is a member of the Industrial 
Development Council of Atlanta; a di- 
rector of the DeKalb National Bank, a 
member of the DeKalb County Cham- 
ber of Commerce, the Georgia State 
Chamber of Commerce, the Congres- 
sional Country Club, Washington, 
Peachtree Golf Club, Atlanta, Lodge 
No. 204, A. F. & A. M., Bethesda, 
Md., and Almas Temple, Washington, 
D. C. He is affiliated with the Christian 

Mr. Lilley and his wife, Ruth Louise, 
are the parents of two sons, William 
Ernest, 15, and James Douglas, 11. 
The family resides at 3930 Tuxedo 
Road, N.W., Atlanta. 

40% Plus 

High Percentage to attend 
Graduate School 

Over forty percent of the June grad- 
uating class of Oglethorpe University 
are planning to enter graduate schools 
to work toward receiving the master's 
degrees. This number is approximately 
five percent higher than the national 
average for schools with graduates 
planning to further their education. 

In addition to the liberal arts fields, 
students will pursue master's degrees 
in chemistry, psychology, theoretical 
and nuclear physics. 

Excerpts from 
Address by 
Mr. Smith 

If you can read, hear, or watch, I 
don't have to tell you that the world is 
pretty much of a mess. This is not an 
entirely new situation. Man has been 
at war with himself and other men since 
the invention of the apple. But what IS 
new today is that we are able to trans- 
mit our troubles much faster than ever 
before. With every new development 
in communications, the world shrinks. 
And we must look at each other — and 
more, 1 speak of nations — instantly. 

No more packet ships — no more 
long-winded cables — no more roman- 
tic Richard Harding Davis or Webb 
Miller dispatches from unheard of, far 
off places. There are no far-off places 
today. Given any of a number of credit 
cards, 1 can walk away from this com- 
mencement ceremony, be in New Delhi 
in no more than a day. Our United 
Press International man in Kabul can 
tell our New York office in a matter of 
very few minutes what is happening 
across the Kyber Pass. 

Underground in Omaha — at the 
communications center of the Strategic 
Air Command — I have sat and watched 
— and this is literal — the progress of a 
tiny, private airplane over the Bahama 

With the communications satelite — 
the development of the Mach 3 aircraft 
— with the increasing use of high-speed 
computers to process and analyze 
otherwise raw information, the world 
will grow smaller and smaller — in fact, 
it will become what Wendell Wilkie 
foresaw as one world. 

How these rapidly moving develop- 
ments in communication add up to me 
is rather a simple lesson — more than 
ever, we must learn to get along in a 
community of nations and perhaps 
more importantly, we as Americans 
must respect the rights of other men, 
other nations, to emerge as we did 
from the background of colonialism. 
I feel we must respect their right to 
revolt as we revolted. Quite naturally, 
our acceptance of other revolutions 
must be measured by our national in- 

continued next page 

Schools chosen include those from 
California, Michigan, New York, Illi- 
nois, Tennessee, North and South Caro- 
lina, Alabama, and Georgia. One of the 
graduates will study in India on a Ful- 
bright Scholarship. 

Summer 1964 

Page 3 

For example, consider the late Pres. 
Kennedy's approach to the installation 
of Russian long-range missiles in Cuba. 
He made at the time what I thought 
was an entirely proper power decision 
in telling the Russians to get their mis- 
siles out — or else. But according to 
some of my military friends, the Rus- 
sian tactic was sound. The Castro gov- 
ernment apparently had informed Mos- 
cow — however ill-informed — that a 
strike, an invasion, was in the making. 

The Russian general staff, after first 
sending Mr. Castro some rather small 
missiles, decided that if Cuban intelli- 
gence was anywhere nearly accurate, 
that high-powered, long-range weapons 
were indicated. As one American gen- 
eral said to me during that somewhat 
jittery period, "If I had been in the 
Russian's shoes, I would have played 
it the same way — if they were even half 
convinced an invasion was coming, 
there was no use whatever in playing 
around with cap pistols." 

Then, of course, Mr. Kennedy got 
tough — the Russians realized the Cuban 
intelligence was wrong and they pulled 
out. This brings us in sort of wander- 
ing way back to the subject of increas- 
ingly high speed communications in our 
world, not only of today, but more im- 
portantly, tomorrow. If Mr. Kennedy 
had not been able to slam Havana and 
Moscow rapidly and hard with his de- 
termination to get those USSR missiles 
off their Cuban pads, we well could 
have had a nasty situation. 

I hope I would not be so presumpti- 
ous as to lecture a class of graduates 
on history. For one reason, I cannot 
remember Abagail Adams or where she 
hung her laundry. 

My world — my journalistic world — 
is one of almost instant history. I've 
been living with this split-second his- 
tory at the White House since prior to 
Pearl Harbor. More times than not, 
I've thought those of us regularly as- 
signed to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue 
have done a superficial job of reporting, 
but there is not a reporter assigned to 
the White House who does not wish he 
had more time to be reflective, intro- 
spective and scholarly. 

This we must leave to the Lippmans, 
the Restons, the Dnimmonds who in 
addition to their own probing, must, of 
necessity, depend to a great extent on 
the raw product of what we call spot 
reporters — men who are on the scene 
when it happens. 

To have men on the scene when it 
happens involves a tremendous amount 

Dana Lou Howe, '61 

Miss Dana Lou Howe, '61, who is 

serving with Special Services in Europe, 
has recently been promoted from GS 6 
Program Director of the Heilbronn 
Service Club to GS 8 Club Director in 
the Kornwestheim Service Club. She 
has been in the Special Services pro- 
gram since June of 1963. Miss Howe 
was selected to represent the Stuttgart 
Area at a European Recreation Con- 
ference in Berchtesgaden recently. 

Mrs. Roger C. Howe, also a gradu- 
ate of Oglethorpe, will visit her daugh- 
ter in June and July of this year. 

Miss Howe was employed by St. Pius 
X Catholic High School before she was 
selected by the Department of the 
Army for Special Services. 

She plans to return to her teaching 
when her tour in Europe is finished in 
June of 1965. She feels that her travels 
will be of great benefit to her future 

of manpower, money, transmission fa- 
cilities, transportation and some rela- 
tively new gadgets such as portable 
short wave radios and cars equipped 
with similarly portable equipment. 

With all this rather complicated 
equipment and use of manpower, the 
American people probably are better 
informed than any other national group 
in the world. Flooded, drenched in in- 
formation, the question to me then 
becomes a matter of assimilation. 

The world into which this group of 
graduates moves today is complicated 
— and as I said at the start — messy. A 
number of voices — in fact, millions of 
hitherto unheard voices — want to be 
heard. I conclude with only one bit of 
profundity — please listen. 

Liberty Has Its Price 

An address to the Annual Alumni 
meeting May 16, 1964 
by Dr. George Seward, 
Acting President 

"As you all know, during this past 
year Oglethorpe went through a period 
of indecision — a period of considera- 
tion of the future. This involved the 
consideration of an offer from a re- 
ligious organization to assume control 
of Oglethorpe. The decision was made 
that Oglethorpe's future was to be that 
of an independent institution. This is 
wise and courageous. I think it would 
be a disaster for Georgia to lose its 
independent colleges. 

"Liberty has its price. One of the 
reasons which weighed with the Board 
of Trustees was that the Alumni would 
prefer not to have the institution 
changed. Just as the Trustees have 
undertaken to do their part to sup- 
port the school, the Alumni must re- 
new their interest and support. 

"Generally the independent schools 
in this part of the country are not 
supported by alumni as they are in 
other parts of the country. None of 
the private institutions in the south- 
east receive much support from their 
alumni. The State institutions receive 
in excess of $800.00 per student in 
addition to the fees the student pays. 
The tuition at the private institutions 
never pays the bill, only about 60% 
of the cost. Education here is being 
subsidized by the faculty. Deans of 
other colleges often express their ad- 
miration of our faculty and ask how we 
keep them. They say there is not one 
that they wouldn't like to take back to 
their own institutions. 

"We have to subsidize education 
at Oglethorpe from other sources. One 
of these sources is the Alumni. The 
situation is not critical, but the Alumni 
must recognize its obligation. Talk to 
other Alumni, and get them to sup- 
port the institution of which they are 
forever a part." 

You Just Do 
Move Around 

Please let us have your change of ad- 
dress PROMPTLY when you move. We 
need both your old and new address. 

It may be simpler just to cut off the 
old address, paste it on a post card and 
add the new address. Or use the change 
of address card the post office furnishes 

Please don't forget the zip code. Thanks. 

Page 4 

The Flying Petrel 

Three Elected to the Sports Hall of Fame 

Wendell Crow. Tom Barlenleld and H. M. "Monk" Clement 

Three of Oglethorpe University's 
finest alumni and boosters have been 
initiated into the Oglethorpe Athletic 
Hall of Fame, joining a select body of 
people whose service to the University 
has been primarily responsible for the 
resurgence of athletic prominence in the 
school's recent program. 

The three — Wendell Crowe, Tom 
Bartenfeld and H. M. (Monk) Clement 
— were inducted in special ceremonies 
on Homecoming Day, May 5. They 
were numbers 9, 10 and 11 in the 

Two distinctions mark all the men: 
All were outstanding athletic figures in 
their school days at Oglethorpe and all 
have become forceful figures in organ- 
izing and administering the Booster 
Club, which is the major part of the 
athletic success story on campus. 

Crowe, now a successful Ford dealer 
in Covington, was grauated in 1925. 
During his career at O.U., he played on 
some of the Petrels' most outstanding 
teams as a strong, swift tackle and full- 
back. He, like Bartenfeld and Clement, 
currently serves on the board of di- 
rectors of the Boosters Club. 

Bartenfeld, a graduate of 1924, was 
a tackle on the powerful teams of 

Coach Harry Robertson. His speed 
and strength helped establish him as 
one of the original hard-nosed players 
of his time and he became a feared 
performer in the eyes of the opposition. 
At present, he is the owner of the Bar- 
tenfeld Electric Co., which, in itself, is 
a success story. 

Clement was Mr. Four Letter at 
Oglethorpe. He participated superbly 
in football, basketball, baseball and 
track, a talented participant in each. 
His help was instrumental in helping 
organize the Club, though he lives in 
St. Louis and works as an executive in 
the Cole Chemistry Co. Too, Clement 
has displayed an excellent flair for art, 
having held his own exhibits and sold 
many paintings. 

The three men, it should be stressed, 
are not merely good boosters. They 
also actively support all phases of the 
school's program, giving time, money 
and encouragement. 

The induction ceremony added the 
three names to a list of top personali- 
ties in Oglethorpe Hall of Fame history. 
The charter members are Garland Pin- 
holster, Harry Robertson, Adrian Mor- 
row, Cy Bell, Luke Appling and Frank 
Anderson. The second year the names 

I Remember . . . 

How beautiful the Oglethorpe campus 
looked to a lowly Freshman. 

How envious the other co-eds were of 
the Girl's High graduates who were 
exempt from Freshman English. 

Dr. Routh winding his watch at the 
start of his first class each day and 
how much noise it made. 

The boys answering roll call for miss- 
ing students in Dr. Nick's Bible class. 
When there was no parking problem 
on the campus because few students 
had cars. 

When the Petrel Shop was in the base- 
ment of the Administration Building. 
When the Co-ed basketball team wore 
bloomers and long wool socks. 

How long dresses were in 1923 and 
how short in 1927. 

The Oglethorpe Players and the origi- 
nal one act plays they presented. 

That the Oglethorpe baseball team was 
Dixie Champion in the Spring of 1924 
and the football team SIAA champion 
in the fall of the same year. 

The thrill of being recipient of a Coat- 
of-Arms sweater. 

Oglethorpe's wonderful faculty and its 
sincere interest in each student. 

Attending the reunion of the Class of 
1927 in 1952 and what fun it was to 
see so many of the old Grads. 

by Virginia O'Kelly Dempsey '27 

of Steve Schmidt, Clay Parrish and Dr. 
L. N. (Chief) Turk were added, and 
then the three this year. 

If there needed to be an example of 
the loyalty of the three new inductees, 
the story could be told of two years 
ago, when the Flying Petrels were com- 
peting in the national basketbal ltourna- 
ment (NCAA). All three men left 
their business committments to travel 
to Louisville (Ky.) and Evanston (111.) 
to support the team. 

And that is the calibre of the three 
who have been added to the Hall of 
Fame. They not only gave their best 
during competitive days, they give their 
best now. 

Summer 1964 

Page 5 

Russian Education Described 

Recently, the Science Division of 
Oglethorpe University had a special 
seminar with Mrs. Rose Jermain, a 
Russian born and trained engineer as 
the guest speaker. 

Mrs. Jermain, now an American citi- 
zen, was graduated from Odessa Uni- 
versity as a mining engineer and from 
the University of Tennessee where she 
specialized in languages. She is pres- 
ently with the Atomic Energy Commis- 
sion at Oak Ridge as a specialist in 
Russian technical data. 

Her topic was "The Molding and 
Education of Russian Scientists." 

In speaking of the education received 
today in Russia, Mrs. Jermain com- 
mented that the process generally is to 
mold and indoctrinate rather than to 
educate. The individual as a person is 
worthless to the Russian government. 
The education of persons is for the 
need of the State and it is the State that 
decides who goes where and in what 
numbers. A Russian's destiny is de- 
cided by the government. 

Briefly, the history of Russian educa- 
tion since the Revolution is as follows: 
From 1918-35 education was poor. 
There was too much interference from 
the Communist party. In 1935, a re- 
naissance began and lasted until 1955. 
Education in college during this time 
was put on a competitive basis in that 
the highest honor high school students 
were permitted to enter college with 
no testing by the State, others had to 
pass State exams. 

In 1958, the school systems were re- 
organized to resemble an educator's 
nightmare. Beginning as low as the 1st 
grade, a student was required to spend 
as much as 1 /3 of his time in a shop or 
factory. What time was left over was 
devoted to academic subjects very 
heavily directed to math, science, 
physics. The pupils are trained to be 
an integrated part of the factory. After 
the required 1 1 years of schooling, the 
student must now enter either a voca- 
tional school or a semi-professional 
school. After this training, the student 
now must work for two years. This is 
obligatory. After this four year period, 
the student can now enter college. (A 
Russian college requires from 5 to 6 
years to complete.) A dissertation must 
be written and publicly defended which 
adds another 2 years to the college 
period. Now the student is ready for 
his diploma, but it is not always easy to 
get as the diploma is sent directly to 

his job assignment. If the student does 
not care for either the job assignment 
or the location, he does not receive the 

Usually, if a person wishes to go to 
graduate school, he is now about 28 
years old. This is considered genius in 
Russia. The graduate school is on two 
levels. After another three year work- 
ing period, the student enters the first 
level of graduate school. This takes 
four years. He spends another three 
years working and then another four 
years to finish school. At this time, the 
student has a much higher degree than 
the PhD degree that is given in the 
United States but the student is now 
anywhere from 45-47 years old with 
his more productive years behind him. 
There is not much future for a person 
just beginning at this age. 

In conclusion, Mrs. Jermain stated 
that the "liberal arts" degree is un- 
known in Russia. There are no hu- 
manities, history or economics taught 
as we know it. 


Continued from page 1 

the institution, formerly a college of 
teacher education. He will apply a 
broad past experience in educational 
planning, including contact with the 
development of the Oglethorpe Plan. 

The Plattsburgh college, presently 
enrolling about 2000 students, is one of 
eleven four-year campuses of the State 
University of New York, which also 
has three graduate centers and other 

Dr. Goldthwait has published articles 
in philosophy, verse, and a translation 
of the book by Immanuel Kant, Ob- 
servations on the Feeling of the Beau- 
tiful and Sublime, the latter in a paper- 
back edition by the University of Cali- 
fornia Press. 

Mrs. Goldthwait is the former Betty 
Benefield, who received her B.A. in 
Literature and Journalism from Ogle- 
thorpe in 1941. The two were married 
in Atlanta in 1946. Mrs. Goldthwait 
was postmaster of the Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity Post Office from 1948 to 1950. 
She has been an elementary teacher 
both in Atlanta and in California. The 
Goldthwaits have one son, Christopher, 
aged 15. 

Alumni Director given first 
Senior Class Award 

Joyce B. Minors '57 

Mrs. Joyce Minors, Executive Sec- 
retary of Alumni Association, and 
1957 Oglethorpe Graduate, was sur- 
prised at the 1964 graduation cere- 
mony by a plaque presented by this 
year's Senior Class. It read: "In appre- 
ciation of her sincere interest in Ogle- 
thorpe University and her continued 
support of the students and their ac- 
tivities, the 1964 Senior Class recog- 
nizes Joyce B. Minors. June 7, 1964." 

Mrs. Minors, who has held her 
present position since the Fall of 1961, 
was running off a stencil of Mr. Mer- 
riman Smith's address at the time her 
award was given and learned of it only 
after the applause had died down. 

Earning a double major in History 
and Biology, Mrs. Minors taught one 
year at Chamblee High School before 
returning to her Alma Mater. 

Page 6 

The Flying Petrel 




On January 29, 1963, former Presi- 
dent John F. Kennedy said, in his edu- 
cation message to congress: 

"Nothing has contributed more to 
the enlargement of this Nation's 
strength and opportunities than our 
traditional system of free, universal 
elementary and secondary education 
coupled with widespread availability 
of college. For the Nation, increas- 
ing the quality and availability of 
education is vital to both our na- 
tional security and our domestic well- 

He then went on to say: 

"Our present educational system was 
founded on the principle that oppor- 
tunity for education should be avail- 
able to all — not merely to those who 
have the ability to pay. In the past 
this has meant free public elementary 
and secondary schools in every com- 
munity; thereafter land-grant state 
and municipal colleges and voca- 
tional education — 
"Now a veritable tidal wave of stu- 
dents is advancing inexorably on our 
institutions of higher education . . . 
The future of these young people 
and the nation rests in large part on 
their access to college and graduate 

A college education of from two to 
four years is clearly becoming a goal 
for a growing proportion of our popu- 
lation. A conservative extrapolation of 
past trends leads to the conclusion that 
the percentage of college age people 
actually in college can be expected to 
grow from 24% now to 40% in 1985. 

With increased enrollments, Ogle- 
thorpe's administrative cost as well as 
the accompanying complexing prob- 
lems will surely follow. Financial prob- 
lems are at the top of the list of any 
college, especially an independent col- 
lege. As alumni of Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity, we can assist in many ways. Some 
of us can give directly while others are 
in positions of being able to secure 
grants, scholarships, etc. for the col- 
lege. Your ideas and suggestions will 
be appreciated. Please let us hear from 

An area of great concern to me is 
this matter of faculty salary supple- 
ments. Our scholarship and foundation 

J. D. Mosteller, '41 
Awarded Fellowship 

James D. Mosteller, B.A., 1940; 
M.A., 1941, who is presently dean and 
professor of church history at the 
Northern Baptist Theological Seminary 
in Oak Brook, Illinois, a suburb of 
Chicago, has been awarded a Lilly 
Post-Doctoral Fellowship for study in 
England, from March to September, 
1965. He will be appointed an Hon- 
orary Fellow of Regent's Park College 
of Oxford University, and attend lec- 
tures and do research in Puritanism at 
the university. 

Following graduation from Ogle- 
thorpe, where he was the only min- 
isterial student on the campus at that 
time, Mosteller taught English and lit- 
erature for two years at Oglethorpe, 
then English and Bible at Brewton- 
Parker Junior College in Mt. Vernon, 
Georgia, in addition to serving several 
Baptist Churches in southeast Georgia. 

In 1947, he was appointed to the 
faculty of Northern Baptist Theological 
Seminary as professor of church his- 
tory. In 1949 he received the B.D. de- 
gree and in 1951 the Th.D. degree 
from the seminary. Since 1956 he has 
been dean of the seminary. 

The Mostellers have a son Don, who 
is a senior at Kalamazoo College, and 
a daughter Lynn entering Willowbrook 
High School in September. His wife and 
daughter will join Mosteller in England 
next June for the summer. 

programs are not as strong as they 
should be. Many of you could assist 
us in overcoming some of these situa- 

It is my hope that you will be in- 
formed of the activities, progress, and 
plans being made at the college. Edu- 
cation is something that will directly or 
indirectly affect each of us. I would 
hope that we can marshall the resources 
that we have to benefit Oglethorpe 

Jefferson put it this way. "If a nation 
expects to remain free and ignorant is 
a state of civilization, it expects what 
never was and never will be." Ours, 
therefore, must be the realization that 
education is not something that you go 
through and are done with. Education 
is not a destination. Education is a 
journey. Always we are en route. 

Texans Contacted 

On a recent trip to Texas, Si Tygart, 
'30 contacted the alumni in the Dallas 
area. This is the news from our folks 
out West. 

Moss S. Causey, Jr., class of '45 is 
Assistant Secretary of Y.M.C.A. of 
Dallas, Texas. In conversation with Si 
Tygart May 22nd, 1964 stated he had 
not seen Oglethorpe since graduating. 
When advised of the wonderful prog- 
ress made since 1945 (many of you will 
remember Oglethorpe almost closed its 
doors back then as they only had 65 
students so stated Moss), he states he 
will visit campus on his next visit to 
Atlanta this year. WILL HE BE SUR- 
PRISED to see the Field House and 
the new dormitory about where the old 
ALT Frat house use to sit. 

Si Tygart also visited with Mrs. Mel- 
vin Hill (Angela Clarke, '28, also from 
Atlanta). Angela and her husband, 
Mclvin, graduate of Ga. Tech, operate 
a very successful insurance agency, 
Melvin T Hill, Insurance, Praetorion 
Bldg., Dallas, Texas. Angela will try to 
get the alumin (all seven of them) in 
Dallas together for a talkfest sometime 

Si also tried to reach Paul Rainwater, 
2nd but was only able to talk with 
Paul's Mother. Paul is a successful 
Electrical Engineer in Dallas and his 
Mother states he is quite busy with his 
hobby of growing orchids and is most 
active in the local Dallas orchid society. 
Nice going Paul. Hope you and some 
of those Atlanta Petrels get together 
soon. Maybe you will have some of 
your most beautiful orchid specimens 
you can show them. 

Si tried to contact Mrs. Harris Wynn, 
Jr. (Bertha Banks, '34), another 
Petrel in Dallas and was only able to 
talk with her beautiful daughter, Har- 
riet. Mrs. Wynn was in New Orleans 
on a trip with her husband. 

Just a little side note of interest. 
Angela Clarke, '28 states she and her 
husband (both single in 1926) attended 
the game when Oclethorpe finally beat 
Ga. Tech the fall of 1926. If you will 
recall Monk Clements was playing 
halfback in that game and on a pitch- 
out by Tech, Monk intercepted the 
pitchout from Tech Quarterback to 
Tech halfback and Monk ran it some 
60 yards or more for a touchdown only 
to have it called back because the ref- 
eree said Oglethorpe was offside. An- 
gela recalled this incident and what a 

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Summer 1964 

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lot of fun it was teasing her husband to 
be that "little ole Oglethorpe" had 
taken the mighty Georgia Tech's meas- 
ure 7 to 6. How many of you remem- 
ber this game. Caruso Hardin played 
guard in this game at a weight of about 
145 pounds. Nutty Campbell must 
have weighed soakin' wet at least 140. 
Old Bill Perkins, Jimmy Sims, and 
Major Guthrie made up for some of 
these lightweights in the line. However 
these lightweights made up for lack of 
weight with a determination not to quit 
and really gave it to Tech for 60 long 
minutes that Tech never has forgotten. 

Oglethorpe Sports 

Both the immediate and long-range 
future of Oglethorpe University basket- 
ball is resting, in great degree, on the 
young shoulders of three boys just out 
of high school and one who has com- 
pleted his tour of duty in junior college 

The Flying Petrels have signed the 
four to basketball grants-in-aid for the 
1964-65 season, getting two Illinois 
boys and two Georgia boys for their 

Signed from Edwards County High 
School in Albion, 111., were forwards 
Bill Carson (6-4, 190) and Jerry Sams 
(6-5, 185). The Petrels also acquired 
the services of guard Doug Alexander 
from Cross Keys High School. Alex- 
ander is 6-1 and weighs 175. And the 
final signee is Wayne Johnson of Young 
Harris Junior College. Johnson, who 
played high school ball at Headland, is 
5-9, but served as captain of the Young 
Harris team last year. 

"We're extremely pleased with the 
signees thus far," said Coach Garland 

Pinholster. "These boys are not only 
fine athletes, but boys who want to play 
basketball. And, frankly, that's what 
I'm looking for. Boys who want to 

"We still have a couple of grants to 
fill, but I think it's best not to just give 
them to be giving them. We want to 
select the boys carefully." 

The four already given will represent 
a lot in the aspirations of the Ogle- 
thorpe fans, for they must take up the 
slack of a greatly depleted team. Out 
of the 12 boys on the team last year, 
only five are returning and among those 
missing are captain Bobby Sexton and 
speedster Bobby Dalgleish. 

Returning to shoulder the major load 
will be Ray Thomas, who missed al- 
most half the season last year due to 
injury, Bill Garrigan, Walker Heard, 
Jimbo Hartlege and Bill Parker. 

With only five available from the 
team which posted a 15-11 record last 
year (it was the second worse season in 
Coach Garland Pinholster's history at 
O.U.), the new boys will be pressed 
hard for early duty, but it is expected 
that they will be ready to respond. 

Carson and Sams were two of the 
finer athletest in the basketball rich 
empire of Illinois last year. Both are 
capable of challenging the regular re- 
turnees in rebounding and shooting, 
and just to confuse things, Sam does 
his firing from the left side. 

"These are two impressive lads," 
Coach Pinholster commented. "The 
night we scouted them, they defeated 
Cobden High and Cobden eventually 
went to the finals of the state tourna- 
ment. We are confident they can do 
the job, and they love to play. 

"Getting Alexander from Cross Keys 
was a fortunate thing for us," Pin- 
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loves to work and I love to see a 
worker. Too, he is a talented boy. We 
rate him high among last year's grad- 
uates in Georgia." 

Johnson, the junior college transfer, 
is another who caught the fancy of 
Pinholster. "He's only 5-9, but he has 
spunk and fight, and serving as cap- 
tain at Young Harris last year tells 
something of his ability and the caliber 
of player he is. We believe he will help 
our floor game a lot and we will be 
planning to utilize his talents." 

Coach Pinholster also revealed that 
he will be changing his game strategy 
to fit the personnel. 

"It's hard to teach a new boy a sys- 
tem as complicated as ours in a short 
time," he said. "We'll simplify the of- 
fense, probably run more, and we'll 
simplify the defense. What the fans 
will be seeing will be a more basic ver- 
sion of the wheel offense and we think 
it will be interesting. Really, we're 
going to use our boys the best way we 
can, and that we'll have to see when 
work begins this fall." 

The tradition facing the 1964-65 
team is a challenging one. Now into his 
ninth year as athletic director and head 
coach, Pinholster has had only one 
losing season, his first, when the team 
finished 8-12. For five consecutive 
years, the Flying Petrels won 20 or 
more games before slipping last year. 
The success clearly marked Pinholster 
as the top college basketball producer 
in the state and it revived a lost and 
proud athletic spirit at Oglethorpe. 

Alumni Fund 
Progress Report 

The 1963-64 Forward Oglethorpe 
Fund as of July 13, 1964 is as follows: 
Donors: 699 


Unrestricted . $ 9,311.10 

Library (not listed 

for 1963-64) . 33.00 

Endowment 288.00 
Faculty Salary 

Supplements 363.00 

Woman's Dorm 340.50 

Athletic Booster Club __ 8,245.75 

In-kind Gifts ._ 1,717.75 

Total ...$20,641.60 

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Pictures From Alumni Day 

Dan Duke '33 with Judge Thomas Camp 

Bob Booker 'GO 

Summer 1964 

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Mr. Sidney Holderness '20 is served punch at 
Art Tea 

Steve Schmidt '40. Wendell Crowe. '24 and Dr. George Seward 

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Lee Barrett 

Si Tygart '30. Tommie Carper '37, Virginia Beazley '37 and husband Bob '35 with 
Virginia Dempsey '27 

Pinkie Gates Harris and "Nappy" Thranhardt 

Jim Holliday, Marge Holliday. Mary Asher and Mary Walker 

Summer 1964 

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Annette Vincent '34 

Nappy Thranhardt '35 with Jim Hinson '49 

Penny Jones 

Dave Therrel '31. John Crouch 29. and Eddie Anderson '34 

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Col. Frank Shiplon. '58 with Lew DeRose. '57 

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H. M. "Monk" Clement in the Art Gallery with his paintings 

Summer 1964 

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Sidney Holdemess '20 with O. C. Walton '22 

Howard Axilbery '40 
Benton Greenleai '63 

War Memorial 

A plan to perpetuate the memory 
of Oglethorpe University alumni who 
have given their lives in the service of 
their country has been announced by 
the school, and the Alumni Office is 
soliciting names of those who might 
be included in the list. 

According to officials, the plan 
would be to establish a War Memorial 
recognition in the O.U. gymnasium, 
where the upstairs wall has already 
been divided into graduating classes, 
with pictures and resumes of those who 
have attributed outstanding service to 
the school and community — especially 
in athletics. 

Members of any of the classes who 
were killed in service in any of the war 
conflicts— World War I, World War 
II and the Korean conflict — would be 
enshrined under the section of their 
graduating class. 

Already six names have been estab- 
lished in the War Memorial. They are: 
Ernie Sheffield, '41; Henry Horton, 
'37; Lathan (Bo) Denning, '40; Jim 
Pope, '42; Jim Branyon, '37, and Ben 
Faulkner, '39. All were killed in action 

Largest Class Received 

On Sunday, June 7th, 1964 the larg- 
est class ever graduated from Ogle- 
thorpe University. Some seventy-nine 
men and women received diplomas in 
this 90th commencement exercise. 

as armed service members, with the ex- 
ception of Branyon, who was killed 
while serving as a war correspondent. 

The Alumni Office asks anyone who 
may know of an Oglethorpe alumnus 
killed in service, to please write the 
University, giving the name of the fam- 
ily of the deceased and how they may 
be reached in order that pictures and 
a resume of the person may be ob- 

There is a definite period of interest, 
the World War II years of '43, '44 
and '45. During this time, there were 
no athletics at Oglethorpe, but there 
were a number of O. U. boys who 
served in the war. Any knowledge of 
boys killed during this time should be 
passed on the school. 

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Jim Anderson, '31, has been elected 
national director from the state for the 
Georgia Association of Independent 
Insurance Agents. Mr. Anderson has 
had his own insurance agency in De- 
catur since 1946. He is also a past 
president of the National Alumni As- 
sociation of Oglethorpe University. 

Major General Carl T. Sutherland , '31, 

civilian personnel director for the City 
of Atlanta and one of the nation's lead- 
ing Army reservists retired June 25, 
1964, after 35 years of service. 

General Sutherland commanded the 
81st (Wildcat) Infantry Division since 

A retirement review was held at Ft. 

He is married to the former Miss 
Alma Cook Shaw, '32. 

Mrs. Annie B. Averett, '40 and Miss 
Irene Dover, '40 were honored recently 
at the Anne E. West school at a recep- 
tion held in their honor. The two teach- 
ers retired at the end of the spring 
term. Mrs. Averett taught 17 years at 
the school and Miss Dover 41 years. 
The school was named in honor of the 
mother of Dr. Paul West, '25. 

Mrs. Luke (Lillian Broward, '40) 
Greene's husband Luke Greene has 
been appointed the Editor of the new 

Mrs. Bertha Mae Bowen, '42, and her 

husband W. Grady, were honored at a 
reception held on their golden wedding 
anniversary recently. Mrs. Bowen is a 
past president of the Atlanta Woman's 

Dr. E. Ross Roberton, '44, has been 
appointed vice president for develop- 
ment and planning of John Marshall 
University in Atlanta. Dr. Robertson 
previously served as a minister in Geor- 
gia and Alabama. 

Maxwell (Red) Ivey, '46 has been ap- 
pointed the new athletic director of the 
Atlanta city schools. He was formerly 
principal at Brown High School here in 
Atlanta, and before that the head coach 
at Murphy High School. 

Dr. Olie Sherman Bandy, '47, will be 
an instructor of French and Spanish in 
the new DeKalb Junior College be- 
ginning in 1964. Previously, Dr. Bandy 
was with the Dade City Florida Board 
of Education. 

Jim Holliday, '49 has recently been ap- 
pointed South Central District Manager 
for The Kendall Company in St. Louis, 
Missouri. Mr. Holliday is the immedi- 
ate past president of the National 
Alumni Association of Oglethorpe and 
is married to the former Marjorie 
McClung, '49. 

Clare Isenhour, '50 received the Master 
of Arts degree in Political Science from 
the University of Georgia this past 
June, 1964. 

Mr. and Mrs. O. K. Sheffield, '53/'54, 
announce the birth of a daughter, Pam- 
ela Laurie, on May 1, 1964. ' Mrs. 
Sheffield is the former Ava Hart. 

Homer S. Chapman, '54, died this past 
June. Mr. Chapman was a teacher at 
Forest Park Hism School. 

Mrs. C. A. Deck, '54, died last April, 
1964. Mrs. Deck made her home in 
LaFayette, Georgia. 

Mr. Vernon Burke '56, is teaching the 
6th grade at Mt. View Elementary 
School. He also is engaged in coach- 
ing basketball and baseball. 

Joeseph Hilbert, '57, has been ap- 
pointed Instructor of Anatomy and 
Physiology at Diablo Valley College, 
near San Francisco, California. Also, 
as Medical Technologist, he owns and 
operates a Clinical Laboratory which 
includes being cancer cytologist for 
Contra Costa County. 

Shirley Benefiel Geoghan, '58, has just 
returned from a tour in England with 
her husband Thomas, an Air Force 
Captain. They are the parents of a son 
and are presently residing in Lubbock, 

Ernest Stone, '58 has been appointed to 
the position of assistant professor of 
physics at Southern Tech in Marietta, 
Georgia. Mr. Stone is married to the 
former Katherine Reid, '61. 

Wayne Dobbs, 61, has been appointed 
the new director of intercollegiate 
sports and head basketball and baseball 
coach at Belmont College, Nashville, 
Tenn., effective June 1st. He previously 
had been director of athletics, physical 
education instructor and head basket- 
ball coach at Brewton-Parker college 
at Mt. Vernon, Georgia. 

Mr. Dobbs was the recipient of 
academic as well as athletic scholar- 
ships to Oglethorpe, was elected Lord 
Oglethorpe, won several academic and 
athletic awards, was nominated for a 
Rhodes Scholarship, named to Who's 
Who in American Colleges and Uni- 
versities, achieved the dean's list. He is 
presently working toward his MA de- 
gree in physical education at Peabody 

Miss Frances O. Bradley recently be- 
came the bride of Russell Eiseman '62. 

The couple will reside in Milledgeville 
where Mr. Eisenman is interning at 
Milledgeville State Hospital. He is cur- 
rently working on his Ph.D. in clinical 
Psychology from the University of 

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Ingerson, '63 an- 
nounce the birth of a son, Terry Brian, 
on March 25, 1964. 

Thomas Phillips, '63 and Mary York, 

'66 were married recently. The couple 
will reside in Augusta where Mr. Phil- 
lips is attending Georgia Medical 

Mrs. Dell Aldrich (Joanne Vanderbyl), 
'63, is residing in Schweinfurt, Ger- 
many where her husband is stationed 
with the U.S. Army. 

Summer 1964 

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