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Published by National Alumni Association of Oglethorpe College
Winter 1965 No. 5
Oglethorpe College Now Official
Lupton Hall, Oglethorpe College
Trustees of Atlanta's Oglethorpe
University Jan. 8th voted to change
the name of that institution to Ogle-
The board's action was in response
to a recommendation by the college's
faculty, supported by Oglethorpe's new
president, Dr. Paul R. Beall.
Dr. Beall recommended the name
change as one of a series of forward
steps he is proposing for Oglethorpe.
He said the goal of his program is for
Oglethorpe to be a superior, independ-
ent, co-educational, liberal arts college
with a student body of approximately
He said there is a great need for a
college of this description in Atlanta.
He added that, while he expects
Oglethorpe always to serve a large
number of Atlanta students, much of
its expanded enrollment will come
from outside Georgia.
Oglethorpe's present regular daytime
session student body numbers slightly
less than 500. It's evening session
student body is about 200, and its sum-
mer sessions usually number in the
neighborhood of 300.
"The new name is more honestly
descriptive of what we are and what
we have been," Dr. Beall said. "Our
main concern is not with satisfying the
prerequisites of some professional
school in a university, but it is a per-
sonal, individualized concern with the
total development of the student."
Virgil W. Milton, chairman of the
board of trustees, said the name change
will not affect the college curriculum.
"One of the unique advantages of
Oglethorpe," Mr. Milton said, "is the
manner in which the curriculum per-
mits every student to make progress
at his own pace, and to learn how to
live at the same time he is learning
how to make a living."
Oglethorpe was founded in Milledge-
ville, Georgia in 1835 and closed dur-
ing the Civil War. The college has been
on its present campus on Peachtree
Road north of the Atlanta city limits
Winter Issue 1965
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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
Fellow to Coordinate
Tony Parades, '61, has been awarded
a Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fel-
lowship upon completion of his course
work for the Ph.D. degree.
He receive his M.A. degree in an-
thropology from the University of New
Mexico this past June and is presently
the Coordinator of Research for the
Upper Mississippi Research Project
sponsored by the Neilsen Foundation
of Minnesota. This is an interdisci-
plinart project concerning anthropol-
ogy, sociology, psychology and psy-
Mr. Parades is married to the former
Ann Hamilton, 59 and has two chil-
dren, Anthony, aged 4 and Anna Te-
resa, age 2. They are residing in Bem-
Mr. J. Arch Avary, Jr., has been
elected to the Board of Trustees at a
recent meeting of that board.
Mr. Virgil Milton, chairman, states
that "we are fortunate to have a man
of Mr. Avary's stature on the Board.
He is an outstanding citizen of Georgia
as well as an outstanding banker."
Mr. Avary, Executive vice president
and a Director of the Trust Company
of Georgia Associates, said of his ap-
pointment, "I feel highly honored to
be elected to the Board of Oglethorpe
University and to be intimately asso-
ciated with the outstanding members
of the Board of Trustees. Oglethorpe
has a fine background of accomplish-
ments in the field of education, and
under the leadership of Dr. Beall it
should be one of the dynamic forces
in the field of education in this area."
In addition to Mr. Avary's executive
position with the Trust Company of
Georgia, he serves as a director of the
Atlanta and West Point Railroad, Foun-
dation Life Insurance Company and
the Georgia Motor Club. He is also
the president of the Georgia Division
of the American Cancer Society.
On October 30, 1961, a letter titled,
"This is the story of Bonnie," was sent
to alumni as a part of the Forward
Oglethorpe Fund Drive. Part of that
letter was as follows:
"Bonnie is a student at Oglethorpe.
She lives in a small town about
thirty miles from school. Every
day Bonnie spends more than 4
hours getting to and from school.
Every week she has 20 hours of
classes plus 5 lab periods — about
35 hours in all. With such a
schedule Bonnie gets about 4 hours
sleep each night, but Bonnie is on
the Dean's List and will graduate
from Oglethorpe next Spring.
There are many Bennies in the
world. They want a good education
so badly they'll make any sacrifice
to get it. * * *."
A letter from Bonnie on October 18,
1964 outhned her activity since leav-
ing Oglethorpe as follows:
"In the summer of 1962 I taught
biology at the Summer Science
Institute of Choate Prep School in
Connecticut. (Mr. Ed North, also
an Oglethorpe alumnus, was di-
rector of the program.) At the
Univ. of Tennessee I was a dorm
counselor for two years, holding a
teaching assistantship ('62-'63) and
a research assistantship ('63-'64)
while completing requirements for
the M.S. in Radiation Biology.
(Thesis was a study of ageing and
X-ray effects on fertilization and on
mitosis in sea urchin eggs.)
This past summer I was granted an
NSF fellowship to study at the Duke
Marine Biological Station but was
unable to take it due to obligations
at U.T. For the doctoral studies,
I received an assistantship at the
Univ. of Illinois and a fellowship
at Western Reserve Univ., and I am
now studying at the latter school in
Cell Biology. * * *."
Bonnie is due sincere congratula-
tions from all of us. Her personal sacri-
fices paid dividends. Her accompUsh-
ments are positive proof of what is and
can be done. She is one of the many
who have gone on to greater achieve-
ments at Oglethorpe. To assure that
such continues, we do not need to make
a sacrifice, just a contribution to keep
Oglethorpe moving forward.
The Flying Petrel
Campaign now in Progress
As outlined in his letter to the alumni last November, one of the first projects
to be undertaken by our new president was to clean-up and spruce up the campus.
In addition to the grading, reseeding of the campus, and paving of the parking
lots, the public offices — president's office, dean's office, faculty lounge, and
faculty dining room are undergoing extensive remodeling. Carpeting has been
laid in the president's office, business manager's office and the secretary to the
president's office. Dark wainscoting has been installed and wallpaper applied
to the president's office. The offices are to be completely refurnished.
The faculty lounge has been stripped of as many as eight coats of paint. The
woodwork, which is quarter sawed oak, has been brought back to its original
natural color and sheen. Plans are to have the room beautifully appointed with
period furniture which will blend with the architectural design of the campus.
The dining room is to be an informal yet elegant room.
Both the men's and women's rest rooms have been completely refitted, painted
Pictured here are some shots of the various projects that are undergoing change.
Grading on the Campus
Painting In Faculty Lounge
8:00 A. M.
FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 1965
Cutting and applying wainscoating to walls of President's office
Dr. Murray M. Copeland, '23 assumed
his duties as President of the Ameri-
can Cancer Society at the Board of
Directors meeting last October 30th.
Dr. Copeland is Associate Director
for Education at the University of
Texas M. D. Anderson Hospital and
Tumor Institute, and Professor of On-
cology at the University of Texas Grad-
uate School of Biochemical Sciences,
both of Houston, Texas. He is also
Professor Emeritus of Oncology at
Georgetown University Medical Cen-
ter, Washington, D. C.
He received a A.B. degree from
Oglethorpe in 1923, and an M.D. from
Johns Hopkins University School of
Medicine in 1927. In 1955, he was
awarded an honorary D.Sc. degree
Dr. Copeland is a member of many
medical and scientific societies. He had
been a member of the Committee on
Cancer of the American College of
Surgeons since 1943, vice chairman of
the Committee and Chairman of its
Executive Committee since 1960. He
is past president of the Southeastern
Booster Club Formed
The Oglethorpe alumni and science
faculty have created a new science
organization. It is called Science Ogle-
thorpe (2U) and has as its main pur-
pose the improvement of science edu-
cation at Oglethorpe.
The Organization was inhiated in
1964 after an address by professor
George Wheeler to the Booster Club.
Professor Wheeler pointed to the grand
success of the Athletic Boosters and
suggested that academic programs
would benefit by similar support. A
group of interested alumni and faculty
began a series of regularly scheduled
meetings, outlined a series of objectives,
drafted a constitution and elected of-
ficers. Chip M. Mobley (63) was
elected president, George Wheeler Ex-
ecutive Secretary, Ronald Green Vice-
president, Charlotte Smith Winsness
('64) Secretary and Lewis DeRose
According to President Mobley
"modem trends in university science
are toward more and more specialized
equipment." The first project adopted
by the group is to help provide funds
(approx. $5,000) to. match a grant
from the National Science foundation
for the purchase of specialized equip-
ment to upgrade the biology curricu-
lum. Later projects are to include im-
proving the science teaching facilities
and providing scholarships for worthy
science students. Ernie Stone ('58),
financial chairman, says that funds are
being made available through member-
ship dues and contributions from local
businessmen for publishing a pamphlet
to announce the details of the Science
Surgical Congress and has served the
U. S. Public Health Service and the
National Cancer Institute in consulting
and advisory positions.
He has published more than 100
papers on his medical work.
Due to unforeseen weather condi-
tions in Atlanta on January 16, 1965,
the Alumni-Faculty Dinner Dance was
of necessity, postponed.
The event is to be rescheduled for
some time in the Spring. You will be
notified by letter as to when.
The Flying Petrel
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Mrs. Inge Manskt-Lundeen, Choral Director
This past December the annual Boar's head ceremony held each year just
before the Christmas holidays was presented in a half hour program over a local
television station. Featured was the chorus under the direction of Mrs. Inge
Manski-Ludeen, singing appropriate songs of the Christmas season.
FUND DRIVE REPORT
A total of $1 2,585.00 has been donated to Oglethorpe College as
of January 1 5, 1 965 during the 1 964-65 fund drive.
This amount is broken down into the following categories:
Unrestricted $ 6,292.58
Faculty Salary 1 80.00
Women's Dorm 28.00
Booster Club (alumni only) 2,821 .00
In-kind gifts 1 ,389.42
Balance due on pledges 1 ,681 .00
To date there are 401 donors to the campaign.
These totals compare with $12,193.00 and 381 donors for the
same time period in the 1963-64 fund drive.
1 964 was a year of progress for your
.Alumni .Association. \Vc hope that
each of you spent sonic time in stud\'-
ing the annual "Report to Ihc .Alumni."
Dr. Paul R. Beall is our President and
has made wonderful strides toward
future development as well as continued
Your next trip to .Atlanta should
definitely include a tour of the Ogle-
thorpe College campus. It would amaze
you to see "first hand" PROGRESS
currently underway. Our present facili-
ties are undergoing a face lifting. The
wood work in Phoebe Hearst Hall has
never been lovelier, as a result of re-
decorating, The new furnishings are
most fitting to the style of architecture.
Our college can now be compared
with the San Francisco Bay Bridge,
continuous painting, come see the pro-
gress for yourself.
The financial side of the book is
showing black but it will not continue
unless your financial support also con-
tinues to grow. Keep up your interest
and lets make 1965 a Banner year for
Mrs. Frank Innian
Mrs. Frank Inman, widow of one of
the original re-founders of Oglethorpe
University and mother of Frank In-
man, Jr. '31, died last December 8th.
Mrs. Inman, who made her home on
Monroe Drive in Atlanta, was one of
members of the Woman's Board and
held the ofiice of vice-president of that
board at one time.
Her son, Mr. Inman as mentioned
above helped lay the cornerstone of
Phoebe Hearst Hall in 1917.
There is a new term in Oglethorpe
College basketball. It is called "Gung
Ho" and it means the freshmen are
coming, or, to be more explicit, the
freshmen have already arrived.
After 10 games in the 1964-65 sea-
son the Stormy Petrels were holding a
6-4 record, made impressive mainly by
five first-year men who have given sur-
prising life to the Oglethorpe game.
"There's no doubt about it," said
Garland Pinholster, O.U. Athletic Di-
rector and head basketball coach, "the
freshmen have certainly been a bright
spot in our basketball this year. They're
playing about one-third of the time
now, more than any freshman team
we've had here, and they're going to
keep playing the rest of the season."
By identification the five are: Doug
Alexander, 6-1 guard from Cross Keys
High; Jimmy Fain, 6-0 guard from
Decatur High; Bill Carson, 6-4 center
from Albion (111.); Jerry Sams, 6-4
forward from Albion (111.); and Roger
Littell, 6-1 forward from Osgood
"This has been a scramble year for
us thus far," Pinholster explained, "and
will be from now on out. Our varsity
works hard, but just don't have the
complete talent they need and our
freshmen, though they've done great
work, are still too young. But it has
been a real fun team to coach. The
morale has been excellent. Actually
we're shooting for a 500 season, but
if we don't make it, I'll still say it has
been a great team to coach."
Pinholster pointed out that the re-
mainder of the schedule would be
tough. "They're only two games that
we should definitely win. The rest
would have to rate as a tossup or us
as the underdog.
"But getting back to the freshmen,"
Pinholster continued, "we've already
started Alexander and there's very little
difference between he and Fain. Alex-
ander gets the ball in play a little better
than Fain and does a little better job
on the boards, but there are things
that Fain can do better than Alexander,
so you see the two are basically even.
Then there's Littell and Sams, our for-
wards. They're coming fast, and I
wouldn't be at all surprised to find them
ready to start any time now.
"That leaves Carson. Now a lot of
people think Carson is the No. 5 boy
on this team but that just isn't true. He
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is having to play center, a position he's
never played, and when we get him
back to forward — which we plan to do
soon — he's going to show a lot of peo-
ple what he can do. All five of them
are fine boys and will give Oglethorpe
some great basketball before they grad-
The Petrels began the season with
enthusiasm tempered by reservations of
their starting lineup potential. As ex-
pected, Ray Thomas, a 6-3 senior, has
been the heart of the club, averaging
17.1 points per game throughout the
first 10 games.
But the loss of transfer Jimmy Tum-
lin, a 6-6 center from College Park, has
hurt. The talented big man was counted
on heavily for rebound work and for
his polished shooting touch.
"We hope to get Tumlin back before
long," Pinholster said. "If we had had
him in all our games to date, our record
would be vastly improved. But that- is
the way it was last year. We lost
Thomas in January and were badly
Oglethorpe started the season with
five returnees — Thomas, Billy Parker
(6-5 forward from Newnan), Jimbo
Hartlage (6-4 center from Elizabeth-
town, Ky.), Bill Garrigan (5-11 guard
from Danville, Pa.), and Walker
Heard (6-7 center from Druid Hills);
Two transfers, Tumlin and 5-9 guard
Wayne Johnson of College Park, via
Young Harris Jr. College, were counted
on heavily for support.
"They're calling the freshmen the
'Gung Ho' group," said Pinholster,
"and that pretty well describes them.
They've won the respect of the varsity
and the admiration of our fans. What
we're going to do from here on out is
to utilize our personnel to our best ad-
vantage. And we'll press a lot. If we
run up against a team better than we
are, we'll press. If they beat us, they'll
have to do it the hard way."
THROUGH THE YEARS
Ernest F. Fleming, Jr. '22, has retired
after 30 years service in the Small Busi-
Charles N. Parris '34, died recently at
his home in Tallahassee, Fla.
Charles C. King, '39, has been elected
president of the Baldwin County Teach-
er's Association for the year 1964-65.
He is currently the principal of the
Midway Elementary School in Mil-
J. O. Johnson, '42, has been appointed
the position of Assistant Manager-
Operations for Eastern Air Lines in
Miami, Florida. Captain Johnson has
been with the airline for 19 years and
has served as pilot, check captain and
more recently, as supervisor of flying
at Charlotte, N. C.
Daniel L. Uffner, '54, has been ap-
pointed director of development at the
University of Miami. He was formerly
associated with Western Reserve Uni-
versity in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mrs. Charles R. Ellis (Mary Daily)
'55, received the Master of Science de-
gree in Social work from Columbia
University in 1962 and had been en-
gaged in therapy work in a New Jersey
Mental Health Center until her hus-
band was transferred to Massachu-
setts as program manager for Block
Elizabeth Mathieu Frias '55 and her
husband Jose announce the birth of a
daughter. Carmen Elizabeth, Sept.
15th. The Frias have two older chil-
dren and are residing in Mexico City.
Rev. and Mrs. Edward M. English '56
are serving as directors of The Meth-
odist Student Center in Oneonta, New
York. The Center serves Hartwick
College and the State University Col-
lege in Oneonta. Rev. English is com-
pleting work on a Master's Degree in
Guidance. The Englishes have three
Lt. John King, '56, is presently attend-
ing Combat Information Center and
Air Intercept Controller School at
NATTC at Glenco, Georgia.
He will graduate in March, 1965
and from there will be stationed aboard
the US SSaratoga in the Mediterrean
Sea for two years.
He is married to the former Marilyn
Donald E. Packer, '56, is presently a
Research Associate at the City Uni-
versity of New York, Hunter College,
engaged in Muscle research. He is a
candidate for the PhD degree in Bio-
physics from that institution. Mr.
Packer previously was associated with
Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer
Research in the Department of Enzym-
ology and Intermediary Metabolism.
He is married to the former Barbara
Dr. and Mrs. James Sivile, '56/ '57,
announce the birth of a son, JefTrey
Charles, in August, 1964. The Sivils
and their children are residing in
Joseph J. Accardi '57, received his li-
cense as a registered nurse and is pres-
ently working with the sherifi"s Depart-
ment in Los Angeles, California.
Rev. S. W. EdIcman, '57, has been
elected president of the Laurens
County (Georgia) Ministerial Associ-
Mr. Edleman is rector of Christ
Episcopal Church. He and his family
reside in Dublin, Georgia.
Captain and Mrs. Thomas (Shirley
Benefeld) Geoghan '58 announce the
birth of a daughter, Kerry Ann, on
August 12, 1964. The Geoghans are
residing in Lubbock, Texas where
Captain Geoghan is in pilot training
at Reese Air Force Base.
G E A ALUMNI BREAKFAST
MARCH 26, 1965
RICH'S MAGNOLIA ROOM
THROUGH THE YEARS
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Olsen '61/'62
(Barbara Coffey) are now residing in
Athens, Georgia where Andy is study-
ing under a National Science Founda-
tion Fellowship for the Completion of
the Master's degree in Science Educa-
tion. Barbara is enrolled in graduate
school on a part-time basis and teach-
ing fulltime at Monroe High School in
the science department.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin H. Calhoun
(Nancy Tarrant) '60, announce the
birth of their daughter, Ansley Carol,
on October 29, 1964. The Calhouns
have another daughter, Leigh, IVi.
Dwight S. Bayley, '61 has started his
seminary career at Columbia Seminary
in Decatur, Georgia for preparation
for the Presbyterian ministry.
Anita Buck, '62 is teaching English,
Drama and Public Speaking at Wilm-
ington Junior High School in the Los
Angeles City Schools and working on
her Master's Degree in Theatre Arts
at Pasadena Playhouse.
Derrill Gay, '62, is with the Georgia
State Health Department Community
Mental Health program. He is head-
ing the areas of research.
Jack Warren, '62 and Miss Patsy
Turner, '65, were married in Atlanta
last October 10th. The couple are re-
siding in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. where
Jack is the District Scout Executive
with the Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn White (Grefchen
Stevens) 63/64 announce the birth of
a daughter in July, 1964. The family is
living in Atlanta.
Mrs. Betty Parchman, '64 is presently
working for the Master's degree in
English at the University of Illinois
where her husband has a post-doctoral
fellowship from the National Science
Foundation for study in Biology.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dallinger (Kay Kil-
patrick) 65/63, armounce the birth of
their daughter, Angela Denise, on
September 29, 1964. The Dallingers
are residing in Atlanta.
William Smith, '64 has received a re-
search assistantship from Duke Uni-
versity for the year 64-65.
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