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MARCH 1957 



Vol. 7 

March, 1957 

No. 1 

Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post 
Office Hickory, North Carolina, under the Act 
of March 3, 1879. Published four times a year 
by Lenoir Rhyne College in the months of Oc- 
tober. December, March and May. 
(Form 3547 Requested) 


Robert L. Clemmer President 

Hickory, N. C. 

Lloyd Little First Vice-President 

Shelby. N. C. 

Rev. F. L. Conrad, Jr Second Vice-President 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Mrs. Jo Ann Hall Ritchie Secretary-Treasurer 

Columbia, S. C. 

Miss Carolyn Lipe Necrologist 

Landis, N. C. 

Earl L. Aiken Executive Secretary 

and Director of Public Relations 

Alumni Bulletin Editor 

Hickory, N. C. 


Jesse Sigmon, Jr Newton, N. C. 

Elwood Walton, Jr Hickory, N. C. 

Jamie E. Coulter Conover, N. C. 

William J. Leath Charlotte, N. C. 

Ned Armstrong Hickory, N. C. 


P. O. Box 2394 
Hickory, North Carolina 


Coach Clarence Stasavich of Lenoir 
Rhyne College is shown receiving 
the keys to the new Shuford Me- 
morial Gymnasium from A. Alex 
Shuford, Jr., President of Shuford 
Mills, Inc. The dedication of the 
new building was held Saturday, 
February 16, with a capacity crowd 


CATAWBA COUNTY: Elwood Walton, Jr., President; Thomas W. Reese, Vice President and Mrs. 
Bobbie Crouch Landis, Secretary-Treasurer. 

ROWAN: COUNTY: Rev. George Robertson, president; Rev. Marion Starr, vice-president, 
and Mrs. Paul Campbell, secretary-treasurer. 

SOUTH CAROLINA: Rev. A. Kenneth Hewitt, President; Rev. Guy Cruse, Vice-President; Miss 
Eleanor Sheets, Secretary-Treasurer and Sister Miriam Shirey, Bulletin Reporter. 

President; Daniel Ray Overcash, Vice President; and Leslie Conrad, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer. 

STAFF: Paul Fogleman, Edgar Trexler, Tom Einstein, Bob Peeler, Wanda Hearne. 







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When you recall your college days, what is uppermost 
in your thoughts? Some will think first of classmates, 
others of buildings and cami^us scenes, others of extra- 
curricular activities. Many, however, will think of a tea- 
cher — perhaps several of their teachers. Through the ex- 
perience of the years after leaving college we can come 
to appreciate and treasure most of all what we received 
from our instructors. 

The retirement from the faculty in January of Dr. Albert 
Keiser, as Professor of English and Public Speaking, re- 
minded me anew of the debt we alumni owe the men and 
women who taught us in college. The impressions, the knowledge, the aspir- 
ations they imparted have aided us in countless ways in meeting the chal- 
lenges and doing the work with which life confronts us. 

Three retired professors of Lenoir Rhyne have touched the lives of prac- 
tically all the alumni and present students. Dr. Keiser has been with the 
institution thirty-two years in the Department of English and Public Speak- 
ing: Dr. R. L. Fritz served fifty-two years as Professor of Mathematics and 
as President; and Professor Harlan L. Creech, thirty-three years as Profes- 
sor in the Commercial Department. Each made his own unique and ex- 
traordinary contribution which could fill a volume. Think of it — these three 
retired members of our faculty have devoted a total of one hundred and 
seventeen years of active and full time service to Lenoir Rhyne. What their 
students owe to them is beyond measure. 

These three retired veterans are admirable representatives who typify the 
role of the teachers at Lenoir Rhyne. A work of appreciation to them and 
others who helped educate us even yet will be a reward to our teachers who 
often had little to encourage and sustain them. 

Our thoughts of those who have retired should inspire us to stronger sup- 
port of those who are now teaching in our Alma Mater. 

VoiGT R. Cromer. 


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Fellow- Alumni : 

A loyal alumnus has recently taken the initiative to start 
a movement to get our alumni in the Washington-Balti- 
more area organized into a Chapter group. This is stimu- 
lating news. We need more of that kind of interest and 

We hope some of our interested alumni in Mecklenburg, 
Gaston, Cabarrus and Forsyth-Guilford Counties in North 
Carolina and in other areas will be similarly moved to do 
likewise. The alumni office will lend every possible assistance in any such 
effort. We need to be a more closely knit and year-round functioning or- 
ganization. Our beloved college needs our spiritual and material support 
more today than ever before. 

There is also apparent need for more activity and participation on the 
part of existing Chapters. The Catawba County Chapter recently held a 
very successful re-activation meeting. You will learn more about this later. 

Robert L. Clemmer, President Alumni Association. 




Formal Dedication Held Before Large Crowd 

Lenoir Rhyne had its formal dedication 
of the recently completed Shuford Me- 
morial Gymnasium Saturday night, Feb- 
ruary 16, when the Lenoir Rhyne basket- 
ball team played host to Catawba college. 

The Shuford Memorial Gymnasium has 
been erected as a memorial to the late A. 
Alex Shuford, Sr., former head of Shuford 
Mills, Inc. and one of the South's leading 
textile pioneers. 

The building is the gift of Shuford Mills, 
Inc. This spacious physical-education 
plant has a seating capacity of 3,660 and 
represents an investment exceeding a half 
million dollars. 

A. Alex Shuford, Jr., president of Shu- 
ford Mills, Inc., and his associates have 
long been known for their generous phi- 
lantropy and devotion to the Hickory com- 
munity and its environs. 

The gymnasium has a total area of 
39,166 square feet. The court has an area 
of 11,187 square feet and the actual play- 
ing area is 4,700 square feet. 

The floor of the lobby and the hallways 
are of terrazzo tile and the classrooms, the 
four offices of the coaches, and the various 
other rooms are of asphalt tile. The dress- 
ing room and showers are laid with ce- 
ramic tile. 

There are two classrooms, dressing 
rooms for each major sport, a reception 
room, concession stand, individual offices 
for the four members of the coaching staff, 
46 showers and a total of 77 doors. 

The second floor of the seating space is 
6,600 square feet when the bleachers are 
pushed back. The mezzanine can be used 
for shuffle board, table tennis, and all 
phases of gymnastics. 

Sky -domes are on the roof directly over 
the playing-court to allow natural light. 

The firm of Clemmer and Horton did 
the architectural work; Guy Frye and 
Sons was general contractor; Hickory 
Plumbing and Heating was plumbing and 
heating contaractor; and City Electric Co. 
was electrical contractor. The Medart Co. 
of St. Louis, Mo. furnished the seats. 

Dr. Albert Keiser Retires 
As English Teacher 

Dr. Albert Keiser, head of the English 
ap.d public speaking departments of Lenoir 
Rhyne college, retired as active professor 
of English at the close of the first se- 
mester. This announcement was made 
public December 21 of last year by Dr. 
Voigt R. Cromer, president of the college. 

However, Dr. Keiser completed the first 
semester as acting professor and is con- 
tinuing through the second semester as 
coach of the successful Lenoir Rhyne de- 
bating team. 

Dr. Keiser came to Lenoir Rhyne in 
1925, and during his thirty-one years here 
he has coached his debating teams to vic- 
tory in over a thousand decision debates, 
almost half of them being against larger 
schools. Over this period, as also during 
four years at Augustana college, Sioux 
Falls, S. D., his teams have won a majority 
of their debates with the exception of 
three years. With a great number of ora- 
tory and other individual wins also, this 
is one of the best records in the United 

He is the founder and director of the 
South Atlantic Forensic Tournament, one 
of the outstanding tournaments in the 
country, having been held now for twenty- 
five years. At the last Pi Kappa Delta 
provincial convention, comprising eight 
states, he was elected governor, or chief 
director, of this largest honorary forensic 

He is one of Hickory's few representa- 
tives in "Who's Who In America." 

Dr. Keiser has kept up his study at 
leading universities after receiving his 
Ph.D. degree in English from the Univer- 
sity of Illinois in 1918. 

He has spent one summer each at the 
state university of Wisconsin, Colorado, 
and Minnesota and at Harvard university. 



He has made three trips to Europe- and 
has traveled in Canada and Mexico. 

Dr. Keiser married Miss Lena McGukin 
of Anderson, S. C, in 1942. They have one 
son, Albert Jr., now twelve years old. 

He has written three books since he has 
been in Hickory. They are "Parliamen- 
tary Law For Students," "College Names, 
Their Origin And Significance," and "The 
Indian In American Literature." The last 
named was published by the Oxford Uni- 
versity Press and is standard work in 
American colleges and universities. Pre- 
viously he had written "The Influence Of 
Christianity On The Vocabulary Of Old 
English Poetry," and "Lutheran Mission 
Work Among The American Indians." 

Dr. Keiser entered the Wartburg Theo- 
logical Seminary (Lutheran) at Dubuque, 
Iowa, and finished the preparatory depart- 
ment in five months. 

He left the seminary after completing 
one of the three years to enter Wartburg 
College. He finished the six-year course 
in three years, being valedictorian, and 
then returned to complete his work at the 
seminary in two years. -Again he was val- 
edictorian. Then he was sent to Montana 
as a missionary, being the only minister 
of the Synod of Iowa and other states 
there. Dr. Keiser traveled the entire state 
and in two years organized several con- 

Dr. Albert Keiser, Director of Lenoir Rhyne 
South Atlantic Tournament, was presented a 
large cake commerating the 25th anniversary of 
the forensic meet. Miss Judy Ford, a member 
of the debating team, makes the presentation. 


After that he taught Latin and Greek 
for one year at Newberry College and 
later served for two years as pastor at 

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A scene taken from the highly successful production of Angel Street shows Linda Bowman, 
Suzanne Covington and Charles Fetzer portraying a part of the play that solved the mystery of 
the plot. 

Playmakers Make Huge Hit With Drama "Ungel Street' 

From murder to insanity — the story of 
"Angel Street." 

"Angel Street," the second presentation 
of the year by Lenoir Rhyne's Playmakers 
made its appearance in Hickory's City 
auditorium on February 22 and 23. 

Under the direction of Professor George 
Spence, a 19th century mood was created 
as "Angel Street," which portrayed the 
story of the Manninghams — one of them 
thought to be insane and the other a mur- 

Cast in the role of Mr. Manningham, a 
bearded, handsome, forty-five-year-old 
man with a suave manner, was Ken Phil- 
lips. His wife, as portrayed by Suzanne 
Covington, ovsms a haggard and wan air, 
which tells of sleepless nights and worry. 
Rough, played by Charles Fetzer, is a 
wiry but friendly middle-aged police in- 

Other characters include Elizabeth, por- 
trayed by Linda Bowman, an amiable 
woman of 50; Nancy, cast in the person of 
Judy Ford, a self-conscious but pretty 
girl of 19; and two policemen — Ray Ritchie 

and Tom Watts. 

The entire scene of the play is Angel 
Street in the Pimlico district of London; 
the time is 1880. 

Manningham has been torturing his wife 
into believing she is going insane, using 
as his weapon the fact that her mother 
died of insanity, although covering his 
real purpose under a cloak of kindliness. 

Mrs. Manningham, however, while her 
husband is out of the house, allows a 
police inspector to search the house. He 
finally proves to her that her husband is 
a criminal, suspected of murder some 15 
years ago, and that he is also preparing to 
dispose of her. 

The tempo of the play quickens as the 
inspector intensifies his search to uncover 
the necessary evidence against Manning- 

Aside from the cast, other workers who 
helped to make the production possible in- 
cluded: student director, Wanda Hearne; 
publicity chairman, Bob Peeler; prompter, 
Fern Rhyne; make-up, Mrs. George 
Spence; technical director, Jim Reinhart. 


The music department of Lenoir Rhyne college presented the H. M. S. Pinafore March 18-19 at 
the city auditorium. In a scene from the production are (left to right) Bob Rhyne, Bob Kepley, 
Nancy Holshouser, Jim Brown, and John Cline. 

Annual Operetta Plays 
To Large Audience 

The music department of Lenoir Rhyne 
college presented the Gilbert and Sullivan 
light comedy, "H. M. S. Pinafore," March 
18-19, in the city auditorium under the di- 
rection of Professor Robin F. Gatwood 
and Kenneth Lee. 

The story of H. M. S. Pinafore is one 
which has been known through the years, 
and is popular with both young and old. 

H. M. S. Pinafore is a love story featur- 
ing Ralph Rackshaw and Josephine, the 
captain's daughter. Ralph is a common 
sailor of low birth, and Josephine's father 
objects to the marriage, so the lovers de- 
cide to slip ashore and get married. But 
they are discovered and Ralph is thrown 
into the dungeon. 

Another complication which makes 
Ralph's marriage to Josephine seem im- 
possible is that Josephine's father, the 
captain, wants his daughter to marry the 
admiral. With the introduction of a third 
party the show is given a new twist to 
surprise the audience as to the outcome of 
the love triangle. 

The show was under the direction of 
Prof. Robin F. Gatwood, and the training 
of the principals was under the direction 
of Prof. Kenneth Lee. 

The cast includes the Honorable Joseph 
Foster, Robert Kepley; Captain Corcoran, 
Kenneth Little; Ralph Rackshaw, James 
Brown; Dick Deadeye, John Cline; Bill 

Bobstay, George Davis; Bob Becket, Bob 
Rhyne; Josephine, Martha Caldwell; 
Cousin Hebe, Virginia Hamm; and Little 
Buttercup, (Mrs. Cripps), Nancy Hols- 

The junior class acted as sponsors of the 
operetta which included publicity, tickets, 
and the final building of the set for the 

Lenoir Rhyne's publications heads for next 
year (left to right) first row — Ed Setzler, busi- 
ness manager of the Hacawa; Judy Ford, editor 
of the Hacawa; second row — Ed Trexler, editor 
of the Lenoir Rhynean; and Ann Barker, busi- 
ness manager of the Lenoir Rhynean; third row 
— Johnny Fisher and Rose Mary Koontz, fresh- 
men members to the student cabinet. 


Renowned throughout the entire eastern seaboard, the Lenoir Rhyne a cappella choir, under the 
direction of Kenneth B. Lee has slated the following as the concert repertoire for their spring tour: 
"Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord," Schvedoff; "Lamb of God," Christensen; "Salvation is Created," 
Tschensnokoff ; "The Earth is the Lord's," Nikolsky; "Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge," Williams; 
"Soon Ah Will Be Done," Dawson; "The Peace and Holy Silence," Wright; "Brazilian Psalm," Ber- 
ger; "Benedicamus Domino," Warlock; "Alleluia, Christ is Bom," Luvaas; "Joyous Bells of 
Christmas," Luvaas; "Beautival Savious," Christensen; "We've Been Awhile A-Wandering," Chris- 
tensen; "Motet for Advent" (Entrance Scheme), Schreck. 

A dozen Lenoir Rhyne beauties will reveal their beauty to all as members of the May Court. 
They are (left to right) Margaret Hoover and Shirley Hefner, sitting; and Kay Spencer, Barbara 
Copley. Frances Litaker, Betty Bostian, Betty Sink, Jerry Goodnight, Trudy Castor, Ann Hayes, 
and Judy Turner. 


Development Fund Notes 

Popular questions by those who stop 
by the Development Fund Office are: 
"How's the money coming in?", "How are 
people paying?", and "Do you really 
think it will all be collected?" 

The first two questions are easy to 
answer — over $870,000 has been received 
in payments on pledges, or almost 58%. 
Many subscribers are paying right on 
schedule, some are even ahead of the 
terms they originally indicated. They ap- 
parently realize that the sooner their 
pledges are paid, the faster the buildings 
will be constructed and ready for occu- 

Other subscribers seem to think pledges 
are sufficient for construction of build- 
ings, because no payments have been 
received from them. We are thankful 
only 13% of our 10,800 subscribers adhere 
to this false assumption. 

Will the money be collected? You who 
have pledged are the only ones who can 
answer that question. We know that 
alumni who subscribed are aware of the 
tremendous need which can be fulfilled 
by the $1,500,000 subscribed. Those of you 
who have seen the new gymnasium, and 
the auditorium nearing completion, are 
undoubtedly thrilled with this part of the 
Development Program. However, there 
is much more to come when the rest 
of the money is made available by all 
who are active supporters of Lenoir 


The Lenoir Rhyne Bear dances with a petite 
Atlantic Christian Cheerleader during the North 
State Conference Tournament at Lexington. 
The jitterbugging was to no avail for AC as the 
Bears won 90-70. 

Lenoir Rhyne Coed Wins 
Readers Digest Award 

"Will Barbara Ann Lyerly please come 
to the front?" Those were the words of 
Dr. V. R. Cromer at the close of a Wed- 
nesday chapel service. 

What did Barbara Lyerly think when 
she was called to the front of the church? 

"I wondered what I had done," she said. 
"I didn't think about the contest." 

The contest that she didn't think about 
was one sponsored by the Reader's Digest, 
publicized in the Lenoir Rhynean. What 
Barbara didn't know in advance was that 
she had won $500 for the scholarship fund 
of Lenoir — and $500 for herself. 

"I was tired of studying one night and 
I wanted something to do," she said. "I 
saw the Lenoir Rhynean on the table, 
picked it up, read about the contest, and 
decided to enter it." 

The contest was open to all college stu- 
dents and faculty members in the United 
States. The contestant was to pick the 
six articles in the October Reader's Digest 
which he thought readers would like in 
the order of their popularity. 

The articles Barbara picked were "What 
the Mess in Moscow Means," "What Hap- 
pens When We Pray for Others," "It Pays 
to Increase Your Word Power," "Doctors 
Should Tell Patients the Truth," "Your 
Brain's Unrealized Powers," and"My Last 
Days On Earth." 



Handsome Bear Trophy— H Main Attraction In Gym Foyer 

By Bob Peeler 

"Look at that bear!" 

This is what the many Lenoir Rhyne Bear spectators are saying when 
they enter the recently completed Shuford Memorial Gymnasium. 

Perched above the ticket office in the gymnasium is a 550-pound, black, 
North Carolina bear with a look of superiority that has no comparison. 

The story behind the bear is an exciting one. Elmer H. Bowman and 
Herman B. Carpenter, both of Hickory, were on a hunting trip with B. G. 
Foster of Gatlinburg, Tenn. Mr. Foster had a pack of twenty-three bear 
dogs on this particular expedition. 

Mr. Bowman stated that he had seen the bear's tracks the day before he 
killed it. He said he knew then the bear must be monstrous in size and 
it was. 

The bear was found on October 15, 1955. After a four-hour fight with 
the bear, Mr. Bowman finally shot him in the throat, injuring the bear's 
nervous system. However, the bear was still able to maneuver around. 
Mr. Bowman said that he shot the bear three more times before it finally 

Now the bear was dead but how in the world were two men going to move 
a 550-pound bear to the nearest road which was approximately three miles 
away. Mr. Bowman and Mr. Foster cut green bough in order to hide and 
keep the bear clean until it could be removed from the place of the killing. 

The following day Mr. Bowman and nine other men along with an air- 
plane Mr. Bowman rented made an attempt to bring the bear in. The plane 
was to circle above the spot where the bear was killed until the men reached 
the place of the killing. 

Mr. Bowman said that the men struggled with the task until dusk. How- 
ever, due to rain and the terrificly thick area the men were unsuccessful. 

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Two Seniors Awarded 
University Fellowships 

Farrell Brown and Don Bolch, students 
at Lenoir Rhyne, have accepted university 
teaching assistantships for the 1957-58 
school year. Both appointments are re- 
newable upon satisfactory completion of 
a year's residence and study. 

Brown, a senior from Mt. Ulla, N. C, 
received a $1200 assistantship from the 
LJni versify of Tennessee at Knoxville. 
A.lso, he will be exempt from tuition and 
special fees. Farrell will spend 12-14 hours 
per week conducting laboratories, grading 
papers, and giving lecture demonstrations. 

His objective at Lenoir Rhyne is to ob- 
tain a B.S. degree in chemistry. He plans 
to earn a Master of Science degree in phy- 
sical or inorganic chemistry and then a 
Ph.D with the aim of eventually working 
in nuclear chemistry. 

Brown is a dining-hall waiter, vice- 
president of the Men's Hall commission, 
member -at -large on the Student-Faculty 
[commission, and a member of Chi Beta 
Phi honorary scientific fraternity and the 
A.m.erican Chemical Society. 

Another senior, Don Bolch, from Hick- 
Dry, received a $1500 teaching assistant- 
ship from the University of North Caro- 
ina at Chapel Hill. His duties involve 
14 hours a week of conducting labs, grad- 
ing papers, and giving lecture demonstra- 

Don will be graduated from Lenoir 
Rhyne with a B.S. degree in chemistry. 
He will work for an M.S. degree in or- 
ganic chemistry and then perhaps for a 
Ph.D. After his studies are completed, he 
would like to work in the field of organic 

Presently, Don is lab assistant in the 
chemistry department, historian of Chi 
Beta Phi, vice-president of Sigma Phi Ep- 
silon social fraternity, and performer in a 
local dance band. 

Bert Williams, of Hickory, and Ann Isenhour 
of Salisbury (both seniors) are Lenoir Rhyne's 
Mr. and Miss Student Teacher, for 1957. 

Dr. Albert Keiser Retires 

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Eeloit, Wis., also teaching at Beloit Col- 

For five years Dr. Keiser was head ot 
the English and public speaking depart- 
ments at Augustana College, where his de- 
bating teams won twenty-five of twenty- 
eight debates. 

In granting retirement, the board of 
trustees unanimously voted their gratitude 
to Dr. Keiser for his capable, devoted and 
distinguished service as a member of the 
faculty and elected him professor emeritus 
of English and public speaking. 

Dr. Voigt R.Cromer, college president, 
made the following statement regarding 
Dr. Keiser's retirement: 

"As professor and head of the depart- 
ment of English since 1925, Dr. Albert 
Keiser has made one of the truly unique 
and outstanding contributions to Lenoir 
Rhyne college. Besides his excellent 
teaching in the classroom, his contribu- 
tions as an author and as director of fo- 
rensic activities have brought wide recog- 
nition and credit to our college. His 
achievements in forensics since 1925 con- 
stitute one of Lenoir Rhyne's most en- 
viable records. 

"We appreciate Dr. Keiser's long, able 
and faithful relationship with Lenoir 
Rhyne and gladly name him professor 
emeritus of English and public speaking." 


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The next day Mr. Bowman hired another crew of six men to go in and bring 
the bear out. 

Mr. Bowman was so determined to get the bear out that he told the men 
to skin the bear and cut it up and bring it out. After a full day's work the 
crew at last made it. 

Mr. Bowman notified Dr. Voigt R. Cromer, president of Lenoir Rhyne 
College, and offered the catch to the Lutheran school. Dr. Cromer im- 
mediately accepted. The bear was taken to Logan Taxidermist Studio in 
Chapel Hill and then was sent to D. M. Wooster of Whitney Point, N. Y. for 

Mr. Bowman said, "Bear-hunting to me is the world's greatest sport and 
it requires everything from skill to intrepidity." 



Lenoir Rhyne's basketball team, champs of the North State Conference and the NSC tournament, 
consists of the starting five, kneeling, Frank Cline, Walt Cornwell, Raeford Wells, Tommy Sellari, 
and Johnny James; standing — George Reynolds, manager, Tommy McCormick, Jerry Fox, Harlan 
Bowman, Bob Smith, Ken Norman, Larry Aurand, Eddie Goodnight, David Craft and Joe Mac 


An undefeated conference record, a 
record-breaking 24-game v^inning streak, 
the North State Conference championship, 
numerous new records and moving into 
their new home, the Shuford Memorial 
Gymnasium — it all added up to Lenoir 
Rhyne's most successful season on the 
hardwood and one of the top marks ever 
turned in by a conference team. 

Coach Jim Hamilton's boys started the 
season being picked no better than fourth 
place by the member coaches, but as the 
campaign progressed, the Bears began to 
make liars of the prognosticators. 

They^ dropped their opening game to 
Belmont Abbey but after that it wasn't 
until the NAIA district playoffs that the 
Bruins were to taste defeat again. 

In between, they posted a brilliant 24- 
game win skein, including a 16-0 regular 

season conference mark and a 24-2 overall 

They continued to sweep aside all loop 
foes as they went almost unchallenged 
through the conference tournament at 
Lexington to cop the crown — defeating 
Guilford 70-58, Atlantic Christian 90-70, 
and Western Carolina 71-58. 

"Pappy's" boys entered the NAIA play- 
offs as favorites but obviously suffered a 
letdown after a grueling season and lost 
to Presbyterian, 54-52. 

Lenoir Rhyne ended the season holding 
virtually every team record in the con- 
ference and center Raeford Wells, prob- 
ably the outstanding eager in loop history, 
climaxed a great career by breaking the 
state career scoring mark. 

Wells tallied 688 points this year to 
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boost his final four-year record to 2,627 
points in 106 contests for a 24.8 average. 
This topped Wake Forest's Dickie Hermic's 
career record of 2,587 points, which is an 
NCAA standard. 

Although the Bears ran untouched 
through the campaign, they were not 
without anxious moments. 

At Cullowhee, Western Carolina threat- 
ened to put a sudden halt to the Bruins' 
streak but the locals tied the regulation 
game at 47 -all and went on to post a 56-49 
overtime victory. 

High Point came the closest to breaking 
the Lenoir Rhyne jinx in the final game of 
the regular season. 

The Panthers had led most of the way, 
but Wells who tallied 42 points for the 
night, sent the game into overtime twice 
before the Bears could win 83-76. 

Lenoir Rhyne hit its peak against At- 
lantic Christian in the second game of the 
tournament, winning 90-70. Wells scored 
39 points to break the single game tourney 
scoring record. 

Wells led almost every department in 
the LR statistics but the Bears were by no 
means a one-man team. 

Forwards Frank Cline and Johnny 
James came through brilliantly this sea- 
son. James contributed heavily to the Bear 
offense while Cline was Coach Hamilton's 
number-one defensive player. 

On numerous occasions, Cline was as- 
signed to the foes' "big guns" and often 
held them to considerably below their 

Handling the backcourt duties were 
Walt Cornwell and Tommy Sellari and 
there wasn't a finer pair of guards in the 

Cornwell averaged 13.6 points a game 
and Sellari was the quarterback of the 
Bruin attack with his floorplay and bril- 
liant dribbling. 

Sellari was finally recognized for his 
generalship in the loop tourney, being 
named by the sports scribes as the tourna- 
ment's most valuable player. 

Freshmen Ken Norman, Eddie Good- 
night, Tommy McCormick, and Harland 
Bowman provided Hamilton with one of 
his strongest benches in his tenure at LR. 

Norman averaged close to 10 points a 
game and Bowman stepped into a starting 
forward berth toward the end of the sea- 
son when James was sidelined with the 

Wells ended the season with an average 
of 26.5 points a contest and 23.9 rebounds. 

During his career, he posted two North 
Carolina, 10 conference, and many more 
school records. 

Records established by Wells are: 


Points in a single game — 55 against Guil- 
ford in 1955 (tied with State's Ronnie 

TOURNAMENT PLAY— The action above shows 
Walter Cornwell driving for the trasket as Le- 
noir Rhyne defeated Guilford in the North State 
Tournament opener 70-58. 


Points for career — 2,627. 


Points for single game — 55 against Guil- 

Points for career — 2,627. 

Scoring average for season — 28.9 in 1955. 

Total points in season — 810 in 1955. 

Field goals in season — 264 in 1955. 

Free throws in season — 282 in 1955. 

Free throws for single game — 27 against 
Guilford in 1955. 

Field goals for single game — 18 against 
Atlantic Christian in 1956 (tied with Elon's 
Dee Atkinson) . 

Three-year scoring total (Last three 
years)— 2,110. 

Career scoring average — 24.8. 


Points in single game — 39 against At- 
lantic Christian in 1957. 


All the above plus a 60.3 field goal per- 
centage in 1956. 

Other statistical leaders on the Bear 
squad were Norman in field goal accuracy 
with 55.1 percent of his shots from the 
floor; James in free throw percentage, 
78.2; field goals by Wells, 234; and re- 
bounds by Wells, 621. 

All-Conference honors went to Wells, 
Cornwell and Sellari. 

For Wells, it was his fourth straight 

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Lenoir Rhyne played their first game in the new Shuford Memorial Gymnasium January 26 by 
downing Newberry 90-51. Raeford Wells, three-time All- American and State Scoring Champion is 
shown as he took a bad tumble during the first half of the game. Even though Lenoir Rhyne's 
big boy was laid up with an injured hip for several games, the Bears still managed to display 
amazing teamwork and win several games with Wells out of the lineup. 



(Continued from Page 13) 

year on the loop dream team and for Corn- 
well, it marked three sports in vvrhich he 
has made all -conference. He had pre- 
viously drawn berths on the football sind 
baseball squads. 

Coach Hamilton was awarded "Coach of 
the Year" honors in district 26 of the 
NAIA and Wells was named "Player of 
the Year" in the same district. Comwell 
was also placed on the district 26 all-star 
team along with Raeford. 

One of the highlights of the season was 
the dedication of Shuford Memorial Gym- 
nasium and a crowd of 3,500 turned out 
for the dedication game with Catawba, 
who lost to the Bears 87-66. 

That crowd represented one of the big- 

gest to witness a cage contest in the North 
State Conference. 


Date Opponent Place 

Sept. 14 Newport News Apprentice 

School Hickory 

Sept. 21 Wofford Hickory 

Sept. 28 Presbyterian Clinton, S. C. 

Oct. 5 Newberry 
Oct. 12 Appalachian 
Oct. 19 Guilford 

Oct. 26 Western Carolina 
Nov. 2 Emory and Henry 
Nov. 9 East Carolina 
Nov. 16 Elon 
Nov. 28 Catawba 




Bristol, Va. 





Lenoir Rhyne Forensic Team Takes Top Tournament Honors 

The South Atlantic Forensic Tourna- 
ment, held annually on the Lenoir Rhyne 
College campus, can distinctly be claimed 
as Lenoir Rhyne's own, for during 25 
years of existence the local debators have 
captured a large majority of the some one 
thousand debates in which they have been 

Quite a record: And indeed it is quite 
a tribute to Dr. Albert Keiser, coach of 
the local winners, and founder of the 
Southeastern meet. Additionally, it might 
be noted that many of the aspirant stu- 
dents which have passed through the 
halls of the Hickory institution have met 
the challenge of life utilizing the experi- 
ence which they obtained through foren- 
sic work. Such is the case of Lenoir Rhyne 
alumni who are successful ministers or 
civic leaders. 

The 1957 tournament was no exception 
to the rule. Take a close look at the re- 
sults of the recently held event, with the 
total over- all record of the 14 participat- 
ing colleges and universities presented. 




U. S. Naval Academy 






S. C. University 



William and Mary 








Duke University 
Emory University 
Emory and Henry 



East Tenn. State 






The over-all winner of the tournament 
was Lenoir Rhyne, with Maryville Col- 
lege of Maryville, Tenn., taking second 
place honors. The University of South 
Carolina captured the men's team division 
with ten wins and four losses. The win- 
ners of the women's division and the 
mixed team division were Maryville and 
Lenoir Rhyne, each also sporting a record 
of ten wins against four losses. 

The only undefeated single teams were 
Naval Academy and Maryville women, 
both negative, boasting seven wins each. 

Good debators come and go, Dr. Keiser 
recently remarked, but it is most grati- 
fying when a team with comparatively 
little experience puts forth the necessary 
work to maintain the records of past years. 

Maybe now the clue is uncovered, for 
what could possible be a greater chal- 
lenge to a team than to uphold the peak 
records of the alma mater predecessors? 

In any case, Lenoir Rhyne debators have 
established an enviable record — a record 
of uniqueness, as a pillar of the founda- 
tion of the college academic program. 

Top Hat, an annual event at Lenoir Rhyne, continued with beauty and talent again this year. 
These are some of the girls that performed, left to right, first row — Judy Torgersen, Martha Jones, 
Betty Bostian and Julia Wolfe; second row — Lynda Abernethy, Ruby Wingard, Margaret Hoover 
and Betsy Patterson. 



Northern Group Meets In Philly Catawba Ussociation Dines At College 

The Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern 
New Jersey and Delaware Chapter of the 
Lenoir Rhyne Alumni Association held a 
meeting at the Ingleneuk Tea House, 
Swatmore, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, 
January 9, 1957. A delicious dinner pre- 
ceded the business meeting. The plans 
for the meeting were handled by Daniel 
Ray Overcash, Class '34, assisted by F. 
Leslie Conrad, Jr., Class '41 and Newell E. 
Rollins, Class '42. 

Dr. Voigt Cromer, President of the col- 
lege reported on recent developments on 
the campus. Featured on the program was 
a movie of the Thanksgiving game be- 
tween Lenoir Rhyne and Catawba College 
with Dr. Cromer serving as commentator. 

Alumni and friends attending the dinner 
meeting were: 

Joseph I. Cline, Class '23, Nanjoy, Mary- 

John W. Cobb, Class '36 and Rachel M. 
Cobb, 722 W. Market St., Bethlehem, 

Voigt R. Cromer, Class '25. 

Harold L. Deitz, Class '44, 116 E. Linn 
St., Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. 

Harold L. Faggart, attended '11-'12 and 
Edith Faggart, 2120 Pine St., Philadelphia, 

Herbert H. Fritz, Class '19, Pennswood 
Rd. & Radnor St., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 

Margaret P. Fritz, Class '54, Pennswood 
Rd. & Radnor St., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 

Arthur L. Hahn, Class '26 and Mary R. 
Hahn, 107 Penn Blvd., E. Lansdowne, 

William E. Ingle, Class '56 and Sarah 
Pascoe Ingle, Class '55, 37 E. Montgomery 
Ave., Ardmore, Pennsylvania. 

D. Ray Overcash, Class '34 and Ruth 
Overcash, 109 Penn Blvd., E. Lansdowne, 

Newell E. Rollins, Class '42, 218 W. 
Roosevelt Ave., Wilmington Manor, New 
Castle, Delaware. 

R. McCoy Turbyfill, Class '55 and Nel- 
lena Bright Turbyfill, Commercial Class 
'53, 32-16 Revere Rd., Drexel Hill, Penn- 

The Catawba County Alumni Associa- 
tion of Lenoir Rhyne college met Wednes- 
day, January 2, in the dining hall of the 
college at where the 1956-57 loyalty fund 
drive was launched. 

With President Elwood W. Walton, of 
Hickory, presiding the group voted unani- 
mously to stage an every-member canvass 
of graduates and former students of Lenoir 
Rhyne now living in Catawba county for 
the purpose of soliciting funds to supple- 
ment the tuition fees used to operate the 

The hundred or more alumni present 
were given an average of ten former 
students to be contacted during the 
month of January, with pledge cards to be 
filled out and returned by the last day of 
the month — along with cash contributions. 

Following the invocation by the Rev. 
Charles R. Patterson, of Hickory, the 
group feasted on a fried chicken dinner, 
prepared by the college kitchen staff 
under the direction of Mrs. P. W. Deaton, 

President Walton explained the purpose 
of the meeting, and called on Robert L. 
Clemmer, of Hickory, president of the 
Lenoir Rhyne College Alumni Associa- 
tion, for a brief message. Mr. Clemmer 
told of plans to expand the alumni activi- 
ties, stemming from the meeting of re- 
activating old chapters and organizing new 

Mr. Clemmer said that the college is on 
the march and needs the loyalty and 
active participation of the alumni in its 
program. He mentioned a number of pro- 
jects that he considered worthwhile for 
the alumni to undertake during the com- 
ing year. 

Dr. Voigt R. Cromer, president of Lenoir 
Rhyne, discussed the role of alumni in the 


Pauline Yeh, Class '51, 5152 Crestwood 
Dr., Clifton Heights, Pa. 

Elizabeth Mae Yowell, Class '52, 115 
Brookline Blvd., Havertown, Pa. 


A dinner scene during the Eastern Pennsyl- 
ania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware 
!hapter of the Lenoir Rhyne College Alumni 
issociation is pictured above. Dr. Voigt Cromer 
^presented Lenoir Rhyne at the meeting. 

rogram of a college, saying that a college 
3 largely known by its alumni, faculty, 
tudents and intercollegiate athletics, 
[owever, it is best known and judged by 
he support it gets from its almuni, he 

Earl L. Aiken, of Hickory, head of the 
ublic relations department of the college, 
resented the cause of the loyalty pro- 
ram, urging the annual giving in the 
olicitation project, stressing the need of 
dditional funds to supplement the col- 
3ge's tuition fees. 

Lex Barkley, of the class of 1935, has 
aken over the Gastonia Health Education 
nd Social Welfare and Social Security 


Heinz Martin Ederma, a Lenoir Rhyne 
raduate of the class of '51, has been ap- 
pointed as a research chemist of the or- 
anic research laboratory of Shulton, Inc. 
^fter leaving Lenoir Rhyne, Ederma re- 
eived his master's degree at the Univer- 
ity of North Carolina and is an associate 
lember of the society of Sigma Xi. 

Harvey Washburn Harris, a mid-year 
raduate of the class of 1957, has enrolled 
n the Southern Baptist Theological Semi- 
lary, Louisville, Ky. 

Dr. W. Perry Crouch, pastor of the First 
Japtist Church in Asheville and graduate 
f the class of 1928, was recently elected 
•resident of the General Board of the 
Japtist State Convention. 

Weston Hatfield, '39, was recently acord- 
d the unusual honor of being named 
Young Man of the Year" in Winston- 

Private Gene A. Mauney, presently 
serving with the Signal Corps of the U. 
S. Army, has recently been transferred to 
San Francisco, California. Mauney is a 
1955 graduate. 

Three of Lenoir Rhyne's graduates who 
have graduate teaching appointments and 
are working on their M.S. degrees in the 
zoology departments of their respective 
schools are: Douglas Caston, University 
of North Carolina; Paul Lutz, '56, Univer- 
sity of Miami, and Ardis Miller, '54, Uni- 
versity of Tennessee. 

Miss Betty Boggs of Catawba has ac- 
cepted work as casework assistant with 
the Catawba county welfare department. 
A graduate of the class of '55, she formerly 
taught in the Hickory city schools and in 

Bob Sherrill, Hickory, a graduate of the 
class of '54, was recently reassigned to a 
new station following special training at 
Fort Benning, Ga. 

Having been employed as a teacher and 
coach at E. C. Glass high school in Lynch- 
burg, Va., Sherrill entered service in 
August, 1956, and is assigned to the medi- 
cal training center. Fort Sam Houston, 

Pvt. Earl J. Austin, Jr., recently was as- 
signed to Headquarters Company, U. S. 
Army, Fort Myers, Va. 

Austin was last stationed at Fort Gor- 
don, Ga. He entered the Army last June 
and completed basic training at Fort Jack- 
son, S. C. 

Austin received his A.B. here in 1956. 

Franklin Ross Jones, '41, of Roxboro, N. 
C, is now supervising principal of the city 
schools of Roxboro. 

Vernon Hedrick, '56, of Hickory, has 
joined the faculty at D. Matt Thompson 
Junior High school in Statesville, N. C. 

Fred Norman Huffman, '54, of Hickory, 
has been awarded a Master of Science 
degree by Vanderbilt University. 

Mr. and Mrs. Merritt H. King, Jr., of 
McCoU, S. C. announced the arrival of a 
son, Merritt Henry III on September 29. 


Mrs. King is the former Hazel Tucker of 
the 1953 graduating class. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Turner recently an- 
nounced the birth of a daughter, Nancie 
Sharon, who was born on January 12, 1957 
in Greensboro. Mr. Turner is a 1952 grad- 

Mr. and Mrs. John Edwin Jones, Hick- 
ory, announce the birth of a son, Stuart 
L-ee at Hickory Memorial hospital on Jan- 
uary 4, 1957. Mr. Jones is a member of 
the class of 1955. 

Donald B. Safrit, a 1951 graduate of 
Lenoir Rhyne, announces the birth of a 
son, Lloyd Michael, who was born on 
October 1, 1956. Mrs. Safrit is the former 
Betty Spargo, also a 1951 graduate of 
Lenoir Rhyne. 

Miss Pansy Bums Faggart, Concord, N. 
C, became the bride of Boyce Alexander 
Smith, Rutherfordton, N. C, on December 
15, 1956 at Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church, 
Concord. Mr. Smith attended Lenoir 
Rhyne during 1952-53, and the new Mrs. 
Smith graduated with the two-year com- 
mercial students in 1954. 

Miss Ruby D. Hockemeyer of Charles- 
ton, S. C, class of 1955, was married to 
Mr. Henry D. Schweers, Jr., Mt. Pleasant, 
S. C, on October 20. They are now re- 
siding in Mt. Pleasant, S. C. 


Mrs. William E. Carrew, Jr., passed 
away December 27, 1956. Mrs. Carrew was 
a member of the class of 1933. 

Mr. Jesse Locke Lippard departed this 
life in June, 1956. Mr. Lippard resided in 
Glassboro, N. J. and was a member of the 
class of 1915. 

On December 23, 1956, Mr. Robert Abel 
Yoder of Hickory, N. C. died. He gradu- 
ated with the class of 1914. 

Former student, Johnny Kester, of 
Shelby, passed away on February 26, 1957. 
Mr. Kester was a member of the sopho- 
more class of 1955-56 and would have 
graduated with the class of 1958. 

Wells Named on NAIA 
All-American Team 

Raeford Wells' great cage career was 
climaxed when he was named to the 
Helm's Athletic Foundation NAIA All- 
American first team, which was an- 
nounced by the chairman of the selec- 
tion committee, W. A. Herington of 
Culver-Stockton College. 

For Wells, it was his third such 
honor — pulling down first team laurels 
in 1955 and a second team berth in 

This year's honor was particularly 
distinct, since this is the first five- 
man team announced by the NAIA. 
Previously, they had named 10-man 
All-American teams. 

Thus, Wells has become the first 
North State Conference athlete to be 
selected for All-American honors, 
three years in succession. 

Wells is the third Lenoir Rhyne 
sports star to pull down an All-Ameri- 
can berth this school year. Previous 
selections were footballers Arden Ray 
and Harold BuUard. 

Named Mr. and Mrs. 
Student Teachers of LR 

Bert Williams and Ann Isenhour were 
elected Mr. and Miss Student Teacher of 
Lenoir Rhyne college for the 1956-57 
school year. 

The two seniors represented Lenoir 
Rhyne at the North Carolina Educational 
Association Convention in Wilmington 
March 21-23. 

The winners of the coveted title were 
selected from eight nominees chosen by 
the Future Teachers of America. A four- 
member student committee was appointed 
to confer with Professor G. R. Patterson 
and render the final decisions. 

Ann Isenhour, an English major from 
Salisbury, completed her practice teaching 
at the Hickory Junior High school in tenth 
grade English. She has been extremely 
active in journalistic outlets on the camp- 
us, currently serving as managing editor 
of the Lenoir Rhynean and president of 
Iota Epsilon Omega honorary journalistic 
fraternity. She is also a member of the 
Philia sorority. 

Bert Williams, a married veteran from 
Hickory, taught ninth grade social studies 
classes at the Hickory Junior High. He 
is a day student and a social studies major. 



The 1956-57 Loyalty Fund has a total 
178 contributors, who have given $2,228 
rough March 12. Those who have con- 
ibuted or pledged are as follows: 

95 Mabel Davis, Hickory, N. C. 

96 W. H. Little, Hickory, N. C. 

99 Miss A. Pearl Little, Hickory, N. C. 
102 M. L. Stirewalt, Sr., Hickory, N. C. 

04 Mrs. Walter F. Kleckley, Columbia, 
S. C. 

06 L. R. Hoffman, Asheville, N. C. 

10 Harold G. Deal, Hickory, N. C. 

13 Mamie Lee Miller, Newton, N. C. 

14 Mrs. Earle Townsend, Hickory, N. C. 

15 Mrs. Kathryn Frye, Hickory, N. C. 
Roy T. Troutman, Leesville, S. C. 

16 Clyde L. Herman, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. J. E. Kuhn, Hickory, N. C. 
Ora A. Sublett, Hickory, N. C. 

17 Mrs. Harold G. Deal, Hickory, N. C. 
Glenn R. Frye, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. J. J. Robinson, Hickory, N. C. 
M. C. Yoder, Hickory, N. C. 

18 Charles R. Patterson, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. S. W. Rhyne, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Laura M. Tracy, Hickory, N. C. 

21 Catherine M. Wannemacher, Hickory, 
N. C. 

23 Mrs. Donald Hutton, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. Robert Mauney, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. Rob Roy Peery, Dayton, Ohio 
Mrs. Ward Yoder, Hickory, N. C. 

25 Lowell L. Caldwell, Charlotte, N. C. 
Voigt R. Cromer, Hickory, N. C. 
Victor G. Shuford, Hickory, N. C. 

26 Robert L. Clemmer, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. T. C. Price, Manassa, Va. 

27 Mrs. J. E. Barringer, Hickory, N. C. 
Albert Spurlock, Hickory, N. C. 

28 Hugh F. Beam, Marion, N. C. 

Mrs. C. E. Gwin, Hickory, N. C. 
W. Max Sigmon, Hickory, N. C. 

29 Fred L. Phillips, Newton, N. C. 
Max R. Steelman, Hickory, N. C. 

30 Frank Lewis Clapp, Newton, N. C. 
Cloyd A. Hager, Hickory, N. C. 

31 Mrs. J. Brevard Goode, Hickory, N. C. 
H. V. Park, Raleigh, N. C. 

Mrs. Edwin L. Setzler, Hickory, N. C. 
Bess Williams, Granite Falls, N. C. 

1932 Mrs. Fred C. Abernethy, Hickory, 
N. C. 

Elbert L. Bowman, Taylorsville, N. C. 

1933 J. Allen Arndt, Newton, N. C. 
Otis A. Buff, Newton, N. C. 

C. W. Huffman, El Monte, Calif. 
Myrtle V. Huffman, Hickory, N. C. 
Claud H. Huggins, Sr., Hickory, N. C. 
Clarence E. Hughes, Hickory, N. C. 
Luther H. Jeffcoat ,Charleston, S. C. 
Virginia E. Sigmond, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. R. C. Sloan, Conover, N. C. 
Mrs. Wayne Smith, Conover, N. C. 
Barney M. Spratt, Hickory, N. C. 

1934 Mrs. Clarence E. Reinhardt, Hickory, 
N. C. 

William D. Yelton, Hickory, N. C. 

1935 William J. Leath, Charlotte, N. C. 
Guy A. Logan, Hickory, N. C. 
Carl W. Rullman, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. Gordon E. Shuford, Hickory, 
N. C. 

Clarence Stasavich, Hickorv. N. C. 
Hugh D. Stetler, Hickory, JST. C. 

1936 Mrs. C. S. Hord, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. Frank McCombs, Hickory, N. C. 
Norman M. Newton, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. Hazel Twisdale, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. James E. Weaver, Conover, N. C. 

1937 Mrs. Ted Brewer, Hickory, N. C. 
Cline W. Harbinson, Hickory, N. C. 
Mary Irene Huffman, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. B. E. Scarborough, Hickory, 

N. C. 

W. H. Vanderlinden, Jr., Hickory, 

N. C. 

W. B. Walker, Hickory, N. C. 

Mrs. T. Richard Williams, Hickory, 

N. C. 

Fabian S. Yount, Hickory, N. C. 

1938 Mrs. Vernon Cline, Jr., Hickory, 
N. C. 

Mrs. Walker Lyerly, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. Nathaniel W. Noell, Hickory, 
N. C. 
Auburn L. Poovey, Hickory, N. C. 

1939 Earl Aiken, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. Fred Bock, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. LaMonte Cauble, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. Conrad Crouch, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. Irene A. Wysong, Hickory, N C. 

1940 H. W. Cauble, Columbia, S. C. 
Mrs. Fletcher L. Andrews, Wood- 
bury, Ga. 

Mrs. David Bissette, Hickory, N. C. 
Jacob F. Blackburn, Denver, Colo. 
Guy C. Cruse, Leesville, S. C. 
Mrs. George W. Jarrett, Lincolnton, 
N. C. 


George J. DuBois, Naugatuck, Conn. 
Mrs. Ransom Miller, Hickory, N. C. 
Norman M. Newton, Hickory, N. C. 
Klynt Ripple, Welcome, N. C. 
Mrs. J. Mac Teeter, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. Gordon Weaver, Hickory, N. C. 
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Wellman, Hickory, 
N. C. 
Joe T. Whitener, Newton, N. C. 

1941 H. Ned Armstrong, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. Charles E. Ellington, Hickory, 
N. C. 

Mrs. H. W. Cauble, Columbia, S. C. 

1942 Betty Allen, Hickory, N. C. 
Violet M. Carpenter, Hickory, N. C. 
V. R. Hefner, Ellicott, City, Md. 

K. Johnson, Hickory, N. C. 

Mrs. Robert M. Tarrant, Hickory, 

N. C. 

Mrs. Max Williamson, St. Louis Park, 


1943 Robert V. Mauney, Denver, Colo. 
Mrs. Auburn L. Poovey, Hickory, 
N. C. 

Mrs. R. Stamey Sigmon, Hickory, 
N. C. 

1944 Mrs. Charles D. Colvard, Hickory, 
N. C. 

Clyde A. Farris, Jr., Knoxville, Term. 
Stafford Swing, Hickory, N. C. 
Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Wahlburg, Corpus 
Christi, Texas 

1945 Faith Maxsom, Clearwater, Fla. 
Mrs. Oran Starnes, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. Stafford Swing, Hickory, N. C. 
E. W. Walton, Jr., Hickory, N. C. 

1947 Charles A. Bagby, Hickory, N. C. 
Stanley J. Corne, Newton, N. C. 
George W. Farris, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

1948 James A. Glenn, Hickory, N. C. 
John F. Hunsucker, Newton, N. C. 
Mrs. K. Johnson, Hickory, N. C. 
Robert Wayne Lowrance, Catawba, 
N. C. 

E. R. Ridenhour, Newton, N. C. 
Mrs. E. W. Walton, Jr., Hickory, N. C. 
Thomas Reese, Hickory, N. C. 

Mildred C. Newton, Hickory, N. C. 
James E. Phillips, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. Ray K. Rowe, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. Helen K. Sens, Englewood, Colo 

1950 Harold D. Bishop, Hickory, N. C. 

David Cohen, Hickory, N. C. 

Mrs. Annerl B. Deal, Hickory, N. C 

Mrs. J. M. Ramsour, Jr., Hickory, 
N. C. 

Mrs. E. R. Ridenhour, Newton, N. C 

Wilbert W. Seabock, Hickory, N. C. 

Chrystal Stirewalt, Salisbury, N. C. 

1951 Claude Berry, Hickory, N. C. 
Fred A. Carlisle, Jr., Hickory, N. C 
Carl G. Fox, Hickory, N. C. 

Paul R. Frye, Newton, N. C. 
Joe B. Gabriel, Newton, N. C. 
Jack C. Williams, Hickory, N. C. 

1952 Everette Dellinger, Hickory, N. C. 

Mary O. Haffly, Confluence, Pa. 

Raymond A. Petrea, Hickory, N. C. 

Elizabeth Mae Yowell, Havertown 

1953 Mrs. Glenn Arndt, Hickory, N. C. 
Willena Boring, Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. Frank G. Collins, Hickory, N. C 
Seth Crapps, Hickory, N. C. 
Mary Jane Hefner, Hickory, N. C, 
Mrs. Tex Henderson, Clover, S. C. 
Frank J. Jones, Hickory, N. C. 
Howard Robert Lutz, Vale, N. C. 
Mrs. Lorene Painter, Hickory, N. C 
Hubert C. Seabock, Hickory, N. C. 
Barbara C. Seagle, Vale, N. C. 
Robert R. Shuford, Hickory, N. C. 

1954 Keith Drye, Newton, N. C. 

Margaret Fritz, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 

Mrs. C. E. Hayes, Hickory, N. C. 

Mr. & Mrs. C. Ross Ritchie, Colum- 
bia, S. C. 

William Shuford, Hickory, N. C. 

Harry B. Wilfong, Hickory, N. C. 

1955 Ann Best, Hickory, N. C. 
C. E. Hayes, Hickory, N. C. 

Betty Ruth Sherrill, High Point, N. C. 
Glenn A. Sigmon, Newton, N. C. 
Mrs. John Trexler, Hickory, N. C. 

1949 Mrs. H. Ned Armstrong, Hickory, 
N. C. 

1956 Claud H. Huggins, Jr., Hickory, N. C. 
Janette Shell, Hickory, N. C. 
Paul S. Fisher, New Ringgold, Pa. Martha Rae Smyre, Hickory, N. C. 

George K. Harbinson, Newton, N. C. Charles G. Suttlemyre, Hickory, N. C. 


N H Y ? because 


Alumni giving necessary? 

Derational expenses of colleges are 
»w higher than at any time in history, 
stitutions of Higher Learning like Le- 
>ir Rhyne must depend upon their 
jmni, former students and friends in 
der to operate in the BLACK and not 
the RED. Income derived from tui- 
)n and fees fall far short of meeting 
e annual budget. SO UNLESS ALL 

dustry, Foundation, Trusts and gen- 
ous philantropists are now making 
any large gifts to higher education, 
le colleges with impressive annual 
ving from their alumni attract this 
pe of support. The size of such gifts 
often determined by alumni sup- 


eligible to give to the Lenoir 
hyne College Loyalty Fund? 

ontributions are solicited only from 
jnoir Rhyne College Alumni and for- 
ler students though gifts from other 
lends of the college are graciously 


an a gift be made to the 
oyalty Fund? 

I" is the hope of the Lenoir Rhyne Col- 

lege Alumni Association that every 
alumnus will budget his or her giving 
to include an ANNUAL GIFT to the 
LOYALTY FUND. Payments or pledges 
will be accepted at any time. 


do I mail my contribution 
or pledge? 

Your gift or pledge may be mailed to 
The Lenoir Rhyne College Alumni As- 
sociation, Box 2394, Hickory, North 
Carolina. Please make checks and 
money orders payable to Lenoir Rhyne 


amount am I expected to give 
annually to the Lenoir Rhyne 
Loyalty Fund? 

Naturally it will take gifts ranging 
from several dollars to hundreds of 
dollars in order that a substantial an- 
nual amount may be raised. If those 
who are able to give $50.00 or $25.00 
give only $3.00 then Lenoir Rhyne's 
alumni giving will be insignificant. 

If the majority of our constituents will 
search their hearts and give according 
to their means our ALUMNI GIVING 
PROGRAM will always be an ANNUAL 
SUCCESS. In other words, freely give 
what you are able to give . . . how- 
ever large or small. 


Formula For Choirs 

"We travel on our vocal chords and 

With these words, Prof. L. David Miller 
sums up the important roles played by 
good food and healthy throats in the suc- 
cess of a college choir tour. 

Prof. Miller is director of the Witten- 
berg College Choir of Springfield, Ohio, 
which will present a concert of sacred 
music Thursday, April 4 at 8 p. m. at 
Lenoir Rhyne college. 

Wittenberg's 75-voice choir will visit 
14 cities in 10 states during its 24th annual 
tour this spring. The choir presented con- 
certs in Findlay, Bryan, Van Wert and 
Lima, March 8 to 10 before swinging 
southward for a series of 10 concerts to 
be given in late March and early April. 

No snacks between meals, no greasy or 
fried foods and no candy, soft drinks or 
sweets — these dietary rules are "musts" 
for choir members if the tour is to be a 
success, Prof. Miller explains. 

And since "sniffles" can wreck havoc 
with such a concert group, "snifflers" are 
urged to report to the choir's chaperone, 
Margaret Kommel, at the first sign of a 
cold. Miss Kommel is instructor in voice 
at the Wittenberg School of Music. 

Prof. Miller, Miss Kommel and Witten- 
berg College Pastor Ralph M. Krueger, the 
choir's tour manager, are charged with 
the planning and execution of the many 
details which go into the organization of 
the long tour. 

Details which include, for instance, the 
organization of male choir members into 
crews which set up and take down the 
"risers" which the choir uses for its per- 

Schedules also have to be set up and 
supervised so that the touring students 
can study, so the choir members, who are 
chosen partially on the basis of scholastic 
standing, will not get behind their fellow 
students while they are away from classes. 

Arrangements also have to be made in 
each city for the housing of the 75 stu- 
dents, who are guests of, local church 
members in cities in which the choir ap- 

Behind each tour performance of the 

choir lie hundreds of hours of rehearsaj 
tour planning and organization — but choi 
members and the three faculty member 
all believe that their tour experiences wij 
be well worth the efforts. 

Plays For Donee 

Buddy Morrow, nationally known foi 
his band and trombone, appeared for th^ 
second time in two years on the Lenoi 
Rhyne college campus. 

Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity sponsored 
the appearance of Morrow, who is also 
member of TKE himself. The dance wa 
the largest social function of the year fo( 
Lenoir Rhyne students. 

It was the initial social, other thaii 
basketball games, to be held in the nev 
Shuford Memorial Gymnasium which was 
only completed in the latter part of JanU' 

A tremendous crowd was present for th( 
only name-band to appear on the colleg 
campus during the 1956-57 school year' 
The dance was held Feb. 11 and the themi 
was worked around Valentine's Day. 

Circle K Club Organized 

Lenoir Rhyne college is the fifth college 
in the Carolinas District of Kiwanis In-i 
ternational to organize a Circle K clubl 
The local club received their chartei: 
Tuesday, March 19, at Hotel Hickory at J 
banquet sponsored by the Hickory Ki-i 
wanis Club. 

M. E. Gambrell, district governor of th« 
Carolinas District and O. D. Curtis, lieu-i 
tenant governor of the district, were or 
hand for the occassion. It was the initia 
time that the district governor has visiter 
the local Kiwanis club. 

Ben F. Seagle and Robert Friday, both 
Kiwanians, helped the boys at the college: 
to form the club. Finally by working witt 
former Key clubbers the Circle K clut 
was formed. 

Bobby Seitz is president of the Circle R 
club; Johnny Riddle is vice-president; Bob 
Peeler, secretary; and David Craft, treasu- 





For Lenoir Rhyne Alumni to 
Moke Reservations for 1957 

Football Season Tickets 

By Moiling the Blonk Below 


Schedule Price Per Ticket 

September 14— Apprentice School Res. Seat $2.00 Gen. Adm. $1.50 

September 21-Wofford Res. Seat $2.50 Gen. Adm. $2.00 

October 5-Newberry Res. Seat $2.50 Gen. Adm. $2.00 

October 19-Guilford (Homecoming) Res. Seat $2.50 Gen. Adm. $2.00 

November 16-Elon Res. Seat $2.50 Gen. Adm. $2.00 

November 28— Catawba (Thanksgiving) All Seats $2.50 

6 Home Games Only $12.00 per Book 


MAIL TO: Lenoir Rhyne College Alumni Association 
Box 2394 — Hickory, North Carolina 





City and State- 


Lenoir Rhyne College — 1957 Baseball Schedule 

March 19 — Presbyterian Home 

March 22— Belmont Abbey Home 

March 26 — Davidson Home 

April 5 — Belmont Abbey There 

April 11— Elon There 

April 12— High Point There 

April 13— Guilford There 

April 15 — Presbyterian There 

April 23 — Appalachian .: There 

April 25— Elon Here 

April 27— Catawba Here 

April 29 — Appalachian Here 

May 1— Guilford Here 

May 3— West Carolina There 

May 4 — West Carolina There 

May 7 — Davidson There 

May 8— High Point Here 

May 11— Catawba There