LENOIR RHYNE COLLEGE
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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
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.
LENOIR RHYNE COLLEGE
P. O. Box 2394
Hickory, North Carolina
ON THE COVER:
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
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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.
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.
COLLEGE DEDICATES NEW SDDFORD GYMNASIUM
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
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
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-
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-
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
Playmakers Make Huge Hit With Drama "Ungel Street'
From murder to insanity — the story of
"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
BARBARA ANN LYERLY
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."
ELMER BOWMAN AND FRIEND
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
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
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-
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-
"We appreciate Dr. Keiser's long, able
and faithful relationship with Lenoir
Rhyne and gladly name him professor
emeritus of English and public speaking."
HANDSOME BEAR TROPHY
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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."
1957 NORTH STATE CHAMPS
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
BEARS POSl UNBELIEVEULE li-l RECORD
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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.
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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
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
1957 BEAR FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Date Opponent Place
Sept. 14 Newport News Apprentice
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
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
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
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.
TWO ALUMNI CHUPHRS HOLD IMPORTANT MLETINGS
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
The two seniors represented Lenoir
Rhyne at the North Carolina Educational
Association Convention in Wilmington
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
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.
957 LOYALTY FUND REPORT
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
W. H. Vanderlinden, Jr., Hickory,
W. B. Walker, Hickory, N. C.
Mrs. T. Richard Williams, Hickory,
Fabian S. Yount, Hickory, N. C.
1938 Mrs. Vernon Cline, Jr., Hickory,
Mrs. Walker Lyerly, Hickory, N. C.
Mrs. Nathaniel W. Noell, Hickory,
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-
Mrs. David Bissette, Hickory, N. C.
Jacob F. Blackburn, Denver, Colo.
Guy C. Cruse, Leesville, S. C.
Mrs. George W. Jarrett, Lincolnton,
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,
Joe T. Whitener, Newton, N. C.
1941 H. Ned Armstrong, Hickory, N. C.
Mrs. Charles E. Ellington, Hickory,
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,
Mrs. Max Williamson, St. Louis Park,
1943 Robert V. Mauney, Denver, Colo.
Mrs. Auburn L. Poovey, Hickory,
Mrs. R. Stamey Sigmon, Hickory,
1944 Mrs. Charles D. Colvard, Hickory,
Clyde A. Farris, Jr., Knoxville, Term.
Stafford Swing, Hickory, N. C.
Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Wahlburg, Corpus
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,
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,
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,
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
F US HELP . . . WHO WILL?
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-
3rt. HOW WILL OUR ALUMNI GIV
iG PROGRAM BE JUDGED BY THESE
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
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
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
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
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
Bobby Seitz is president of the Circle R
club; Johnny Riddle is vice-president; Bob
Peeler, secretary; and David Craft, treasu-
GIVE NOW TO THE
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November 16-Elon Res. Seat $2.50 Gen. Adm. $2.00
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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