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AUGUST, 1955 

Join Old Friends at 

HOMECOMING, Saturday, October 

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Club Organization 

— Milhaps Alumni 
Make History 

The pictures you see on this page tell an 
exciting story — a story of enthusiasm, 
fellowship, loyalty, and progress. They're 
photographs of the officers of five of 
the seven Millsaps Alumni Clubs or- 
ganized since late 1953. There's more 
of the same to come this year, too. The 
pictures and their subjects, reading from 
the top of the page, are as follows: 
Greenwood Area — left to right, the Rev- 
erend Leo Bailey, past vice-president; 
Mrs. S. R. Evans, president; Mrs. Lewis 
Scott, secretary-treasurer; W. G. Camp- 
bell, publicity chairman; and Millsaps 
College Athletic Director Sammy Bart- 
ling; Meridian Area — Lawrence Rabb, 
president; Martha Wright, secretary- 
treasurer; Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr.; and 
John F. Egger, vice-president; Grenada 
Area — J. VV. Wood, Millsaps College 
business manager; Ur. A. P. Hamilton, 
professor of ancient languages; Mrs. 
J. Y. Reed, secretary-treasurer; Dave 
Powell; and J. W. Frost, vice-president; 
Pelahatchie Area — Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr.; 
the Reverend Inman Moore, Jr., presi- 
dent; Marguerite Myers, secretary-treas- 
urer; and Nat Rogers, past president of 
the Alumni Association; Gulf Coast Area 
— Harry Cavalier; Mrs. Harry Cavalier, 
secretary-treasurer; the Reverend Clyde 
Gunn; and W. L. Rigby, president. 

If Your Area 

Doesn't Have a Club 

Let's Go! Organize! 



The enlarged and air-con- 
ditioned library is an impos- 
ing and attractive addition 
to campus architecture. It 
will house 85,000 volumes 
and has been increased to 
accommodate 250 students. 
Formal opening will be held 
on September 29. 



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Campaign Report 
Alumni Officers — 

Progress Review 7 

Homecoming Plans 8 

Enrollment Story — . 13 

Alumnus Heads U. S. Chamber 15 

U. S. Steel Gift 23 

What's Wrong With Art? _ 32 

Honorary Degrees 
Season Ticket Sales 
Emphasis Week . . 
Family Sends 31 

Alumnus of the Year . . . "Early Days" Club 
Alumni Giving Soars . . . Religious 
Graduate Edits Daily . . . Baby Boom . . . I. Q. Zoo 
Class Notes . . . Sports . . . Births 

Ferguson is Dean 8 

Unique Reunion Plan 9 

President Honored 
Millsaps Voters 


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Assistant Editor 

James J. Livesay 
Shirley Caldwell 

Alumni Officers 

resident Thomas G. Ross 

ice President William H. Bizzell 

ice President Craig Castle 

ice President Robert M. Matheny 

ecording Secretary Martha Gerald 

xecutive Secretary James J. Livesay 

Library Opens ... 


Alumni Day 

Alumni Banquet 

Official Functions 

September 29 

October 22 

March 15 

May 28 

UGUST, 1955 

Student Union Building Next 

(^ampaign^s First Objective Reached 

When Mississippi Methodists, alumni, 
and friends of Millsaps began the di'ive 
for a million dollars for the College more 
than a year and a half ago, the faith, en- 
ergy, and enthusiasm which was evident 
gave promise of results beyond the 
hopes of the most optimistic. 

Today, with the Millsaps-Wilson Li- 
brary, the first project on the schedule, 
completed and ready for occupancy, and 
pledge payments on schedule, the suc- 
cessful completion of the campaign pro- 
gram seems assured. 

On July 20 a payment of $578,499.25 
on pledges amounting to $1,103,471.82 
had been made by supporters of the 
College. Fifteen months remained be- 
fore the "paid in full" goal is reached. 

In commenting on the next phase of 
the construction campaign. President 
Finger said, "As soon as we reach $750,- 
000 we will break ground on the Student 
Union Building." 

The Student Union-Cafeteria Building, 
next on the list of construction projects, 
will cost $275,000. It will provide recre- 
ation areas, which are now nonexistent 
on the campus; a grill; bookstore; post 
office; and student organizations and 
activities rooms. 

Now Cafeteria Planned 

Students and faculty members are 
looking forward to the construction of 
the cafeteria portion of the new build- 
ing. Present cafeteria facilities in Gal- 
loway Hall are obsolete because of loca- 
tion and size. The new unit will accom- 
modate more than 350 and will be con- 
veniently located in the center of the 

The following projects are scheduled 
to receive the remainder of the cam- 
paign funds: a new men's dormitory 
($250,000) and an increase in the gen- 
eral endowment ($500,000). 

The endowment fund will be used to 
increase salaries, replace professors who 
retire with high caliber instructors, and 
add new instructors to the faculty to 
meet the demands of the future. 

Credit for the success of the cam- 
paign is shared jointly by hundreds of 
ministers and laymen of the Methodist 
Church in Mississippi, alumni through- 
out the nation, and friends. 

Ground was broken on the first of the Million for Millsaps projects in Septembt 
1954. In the top picture Business Manager J. W. Wood, Dean James S. Fergust 
and President H. E. Finger, Jr., visualize the library that is to be as they wat 
workmen. Murrah Hall Chapel, rarely used since the new auditorium was open* 
served the College as a temporary library. Librarian Bethany Swearingen a: 
Assistant Librarian Thomasina Blissard confer in their "office" on the sta{ 
For the final chapter in the story see the picture on the cover. 


;st wishes for a successful year in Alumni Association 
)rk are extended the newly elected officers by Dr. H. E. 
nger, Jr., following the Alumni Day banquet. The group 
ok office on July 1 with plans for a year of growth and 
ogress for the Association and the College. From the left. 

they are William H. Bizzell. vice-president: Dr. Finger; Dr. T. 
G. Ross, president; Martha Gerald, recording secretary; the 
Reverend R. il. ^latheny, vice-president: and Craig Castle, 
vice-president. High standards of achievement were set dur- 
ing the 19.54-5.5 alumni year by the outgoing administration. 

cAlumni Officers Sleeted 

A Jackson, Mississippi, physician. Dr. 
lomas G. Ross, has been elected to 
I've as president of the Jlillsaps Col- 
?e Alumni Association for the 1955-56 

Five other officers were chosen in a 
llot-by-mail election to complete the 
jsociation's new executive committee, 
rving with Dr. Ross, a 1936 graduate 

Millsaps, will be the Reverend R. M. 
itheny, '42, of Jackson; William H. 
zzell, '39, Cleveland, Mississippi, attor- 
y; Craig Castle, '49, Jackson attorney 
all vice-presidents; Martha Gerald, 
ckson attorney, recording secretary; 
d James J. Livesay, Millsaps public 

ations director, executive secretary. 

The new alumni officials took office 
or July 1 following induction ceremonies 
held at the Graduation Banquet on iMay 
30. They replace the following officers, 
who led the Association in a year of 
progress and growth: president, Nat 
Rogers, '41; vice-presidents, the Rever- 
end R. M. Matheny, '42, Dan Wright, '47, 
and Mrs. Orrin Swayze, '27; recording- 
secretary, Mrs. J. Earl Rhea, '38; and 
executive secretary, James J. Livesay, 

Other nominations for office during 
the coming year were: president, Dan 
Wright, Jackson businessman, '47; vice- 
president, William B. Lloyd, '42, Jackson 
attorney, Mrs. T. F. Larche, '28, Jackson 

housewife, and Mrs. S. R. Evans, '25, 
Greenwood housewife; recording secre- 
tary, Bernice Edgar, '54, director of 
Christian education, Natchez. 

Ballots were mailed to alumni who an- 
swered the 1954-55 dues roll call, and re- 
sults were announced during the Alumni 
Day program on March 17. Response to 
the ballot-by-mail plan was so success- 
ful that the plan will be followed each 

Dr. Ross will appoint eighteen new- 
directors w-ho will serve for tw-o years 
on the Alumni Association Board. They 
will join eighteen men and women now 
serving- on the Board for their second 
consecutive year. 

JGUST, 1955 

Graduation Ends Sixty -First Session 

On Monday, May 30, one hundred and 
twenty-nine seniors received Bachelor of 
Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees 
from Millsaps College to end an impor- 
tant phase in their educational careers. 

It was the sixty-first commencement 
program of the College and the first 
in several years held out of doors. 

The graduation exercises climaxed a 
two-day commencement which featured 
an outstanding clergyman and a states- 
man, the Reverend W. C. Newman, su- 
perintendent of the Paducah, Kentucky, 
District of the Methodist Church, and 
the Honorable John C. Stennis, senator 
from the state of Mississippi, as speak- 
ers. Dr. Boyd Campbell, Millsaps alum- 
nus and president of the U. S. Chamber 
of Commerce, introduced Senator Stennis 
to the large commencement audience. 

Honorary degrees were awarded four 
prominent Mississippians during the 
graduation exercises. The Reverend 
Samuel Ashmore, superintendent of the 
Aberdeen District of the Methodist 
Church, and the Reverend O. S. Lewis, 
pastor of the Collins, Mississippi, Metho- 
dist Church, received the degree of Doc- 
tor of Divinity. Richton, Mississippi's 
mayor, Ben Stevens, Sr., and Edmund 
Taylor, Greenville, Mississippi, indus- 
trialist, were awarded the degree of 
Doctor of Laws. 

Hamilton Presents Awards 

Following the presentation of diplo- 
mas to the graduates, awards and 
medals were given to outstanding mem- 
bers of the student body. Dr. A. P. 
Hamilton presided as the following 
prizes were presented: the Tribbett 
Scholarship, academic achievement, to 
Clara Parks Booth, Drew; the Charles 
Betts Galloway Memorial, best sermon, 
to Jerry Trigg, Quitman; the Chi Omega 
award, social science, to Mrs. Viola Sly 
Hall, Jackson; the Wall Street Journal 
Award, economics, to Richard Barksdale, 
Jackson; Mason Award, speech, to Har- 
dy Nail, Jackson; the Chemical Rubber 
Company award, science, to Kaisa Braa- 
ten. Laurel; the Department of Chem- 
istry Award, chemistry, to James Rob- 
ertson, Jackson; the Chemical Rubber 
Company Award, physics, to Billy Ray 
Davis, Jackson; the Alpha Epsilon Delta 
certificate, premedical or predental, to 
John D. Stringer, Yazoo City; the Theta 
Nu Sigma award, natural science, to 
Roy A. Parker, Jackson; and the Clark 
Essay Contest, English, to Mary Warren 
Huntley, Jackson. 

The Bourgeois Medal, given to the 

It would be a memorable experience in 
the life of any graduating senior to re- 
ceive the highest academic honor which 
can be awarded by a college. Here Helen 
Fay Head, '55, of Jackson, is congra- 
tulated by Dr. A. P. Hamilton for re- 
ceiving the Founder's Medal, given an- 
nually at Commencement to the gradu- 
ate whose academic average for the 
four-year period is the highest and 
whose comprehensive grade is excellent. 

member of the freshmen, sophomore, or 
junior class with the highest average 
for the year was won by John Doyle 
Morgan, of Sumrall. 

Helen Faye Head, of Jackson, was 
awarded the Founders Medal, given an- 
nually to the graduating senior who has 
the highest scholastic average for the 
fcur-year period. The winner of the 
medal must also he scored excellent on 
the pre-graduation comprehensive exam- 

After the awards ceremony. Bishop 
Marvin A. Franklin, chairman of the 
Board of Trustees of Millsaps College, 
declared the 1954-55 session officially 

President Receives Degree 

The degree of Doctor of Divinity 
was awarded to Plomer Ellis Finger, Jr., 
president of Millsaps College, in impres- 
sive ceremonies at Centenary College in 
Shreveport, Louisiana, at the institu- 
tion's commencement exercises on May 
30, 1954. 

Honorary degrees were also bestow- 
ed upon the Reverend Virgil Dixon Mor- 
ris, superintendent of the New Orleans 
District of the Methodist Church; and 
Paul Francis O'Brien, Shreveport oil 
executive, by Centenary College. 

Meet Your Officers . . 

President — 

Dr. T. G. Ross— BS 1936. Resident 
of Jackson, Mississippi. Has 
sei'ved as a member of the 
Board of Directors during the 
past year and chairman of the 
Projects Committee of the 
Board. He is also chairman of 
the committee to investigate and 
devise a plan to boost the sale of 
tickets to athletic contests at 
Millsaps. For seven years he 
has served efficiently and un- 
selfishly as physician for the 
football team, volunteering his 
services for the College. He was 
active in the Million for Millsaps 
campaign and is an ardent fan 
and supporter of the athletic 
program. Better known as 

Vice-Presidents — 

W. H. Bizzell— BS 1939. Resident 
of Cleveland, Mississippi. A 
member of the Board of Direc- 
tors of the Alumni Association 
and member of the Constitution 
Committee. Married. Lawyer. 
Better known as Bill. 

Craig Castle — BA 1947. Resident 
of Jackson, Mississippi. A mem- 
ber of the Board of Directors of 
the Alumni Association, served 
on the Projects Committee and 
the committee to investigate 
athletic ticket sales. Single. 

The Reverend R. M. Matheny— BA 

1942. Resident of Jackson, 
Mississippi. Vice-president of 
the Alumni Association 1954-55. 
Member of the Board of Direc- 
tors and chairman of the Fi- 
nance Committee 1953-54. 
Homecoming Day speaker 1952- 
53. Methodist minister. Mar- 
ried. Better known as Bob. 

Recording Secretary — 

Martha Gerald— BA 1941. Resi- 
dent of Jackson, Mississippi. 
Member of the Board of Direc- 
tors of the Alumni Association 
1954-55. Served on the Consti- 
tution Committee. Lawyer. Sin- 


Amazing Progress Revealed 
In Review of Alumni Year 

On Friday, July 1, a new year began 
r the Millsaps College Alumni Asso- 
ition — a year full of unequaled op- 
rtunity for Millsaps alumni for serv- 
i to the College and the Association 
d for the satisfaction that comes from 
eing a job well done. 
At this point, early in the new alumni 
ar, it is appropriate that we should 
use and look back on the year just 
ncluded. It was, by all standards, a 
eat year. It set high standards of ac- 
mplishment and it will furnish inspir- 
ion for those who work for the pro- 
ess of the College and the Association 
is year. 

Specifically, the following abbreviated 
ragraphs tell the story: 

Leadership Produces Great Year 

The leadership of President Nat Rog- 
3 and his fellow officers, Vice-Presi- 
nts Dan Wright, Bob Matheny, and 
itherine Swayze, and Secretary Mil- 
ed Rhea, and the loyalty of twenty- 
\xr Board members furnished the spark 
d the power for a great year. Offi- 
rs met at least eight times in official 
3sion, and the full Board of Directors 

met four times. Many other meetings 
supplemented the official gatherings. 

The following committees were active 
during the year and were able to report 
real progress: Club Organization, Con- 
stitution, Finance, Membership, Pro- 
grams and Projects. The results they 
obtained are listed below. 

There were three major meetings of 
the Alumni Association. Homecoming, 
October 23. Alumni Day, March 17, and 
the Graduation Banquet, May 30, at- 
tracted nearly 1,000 Millsaps alumni. 

Five new alumni clubs were formed in 
the following areas: Meridian, Gre- 
nada, New York City, Rankin-Scott, and 
the Gulf Coast. The state was divided 
into 22 areas for organizational pur- 

The dues program, in its second year, 
showed an increase in participation of 
over one hundred percent. More than 
$2,100 was received from graduates and 
former students across the world. 

Nearly 1,000 names were added to the 
alumni files with special emphasis on 
persons who attended but did not grad- 
uate. Every graduate is in the files and 

the "missing persons" list was reduced 

More than 100 alumni are now en- 
gaged in a summer project to sell 1,000 
season tickets to Millsaps football 
games. Funds were raised to pay the 
salary of a deserving student to handle 
athletic publicity for the College. 

A constitution was drafted and adop- 
ted after careful study. And there's 
more — Election methods were improved 
by the inauguration of a ballot-by-mail 
system ... A new plan for class re- 
unions was adopted and will be put into 
effect in October . . .Club Comments, 
newsletter for alumni in Millsaps Club 
areas, was inaugurated . . . Whitworth 
and Grenada alumnae were invited and 
urged to take part in Millsaps alumni 
activities . . . and the College joined the 
American Alumni Council. 

What more eloquent tribute could be 
paid to the outgoing administration ? 

What greater challenge and inspira- 
tion could be given to President Tommy 
Ross, his officers and his Board — and 
to all of us who love Millsaps College to 
dc our best during the twelve months 

Thomas G. Ross 

JGUST, 1955 

William H. Bizzell 

Craig Castle 

Save Saturday, October 22 

Robert M. Matheny 

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Martha Gerald 

• • • • • 

It^s Yours To Enjoy 

Homecoming, that wonderful day in 
the fall planned especially for you, is 
more than two months distant, but it's 
number one on the conversation list in 
the land of Founders Hall and Moody's 

Saturday, October 22, is the big day. 

Perhaps you're one of those graduates 
or former students who have always 
planned to come back to the campus but 
never quite made it. Maybe you never 
even gave it a thought before! 

Tell you what you should do! Stop 
now and circle Saturday, October 22, 
and build that weekend's activities 
around the big day at Millsaps. There's 
plenty of time to make the necessary 

If you're in business for yourself you 
need a change. If you're working for the 
other man, he'll be glad to learn his 
employee is interested in higher educa- 
tion. Ask him for the day off, now! 

Maybe you're a school teacher — if so, 
what better time than Saturday, Oc- 
tober 22, to get a change from the rou- 
tine ? You and I know Saturday is a 
bad day for ministers to visit and Sun- 
day's sermon should be completed be- 
fore Saturday. And you doctors and 
dentists need a rest — take it on Sat- 
urday, October 22. 

A Great Program Is planned 

What's on the agenda ? There'll be 
parades and a football game with Mis- 
sissippi College, tours of the campus 
and a variety program in the afternoon, 
good food and good fellowship at the 
banquet, and other features such as the 
Alumnus-of-the-Year presentation, 
crowning of the Homecoming Queen, 
and floats and campus decorations pre- 
pared especially to welcome YOU! 

You'll want to help the classes of '54, 
'53, '62, and '51; '35, '34, '33, and '32; 
'16, '15, '14, and '13; and '06 and all 
those classes before that year celebrate 
their reunion, too. 

For a day which will live in your 
memory — for a wise investment of 
your time — you can't beat Homecom- 
ing, Saturday, October 22. 

We'll see you and the whole family 

Alumni Are Leaders 
In Educational Field 

Five of the twelve superintendents 
schools in Mississippi's dozen large 
cities are Millsaps College graduati 
and a sixth has just retired after ma 
years of outstanding service. 

They are Robert Mayo, '37, Clarl 
dale; W. B. Dribben, '29, Greenwoc 
W. L. Rigby, '32, Gulfport; R. S. Sim:; 
son, '30, McComb; and D. G. McLaur 
'30, Natchez. 

H. B. Heidelberg, whose career as 
educator came to a close with his retii 
ment earlier this year, was replaced 
Mr. Mayo. A 1903 graduate of Millsaj 
Mr. Heidelberg served as Clarksdal 
superintendent of schools for the greal 
part of his life. 

Ferguson Is New Dean 

Dr. James S. Ferguson, a 1937 grt 
uate of Millsaps College, has be 
named dean of the faculty of his Ah 
Mater replacing Dr. W. E. Riecken, w 
is on leave from his teaching duties 1 
cause of ill health. 

After serving for several months 
acting dean. Dr. Ferguson assumed 1 
duties as dean of the College on May ■ 

Dr. Riecken, who joined the Millsa 
faculty in September, 1934, had ser\ 
as dean since 1939. Before coming 
Millsaps, Dr. Riecken taught at India 
University and Ohio Wesleyan Univ 
sity. His two children. Bill, Jr., and E 
nora, are both graduates of MillsE 

Following his graduation from M' 
saps. Dr. Ferguson received his Mas 
of Arts degree from Louisiana State U 
versity and Doctor of Philosophy deg; 
in history from the University of No: 
Carolina. He accepted a position as p 
fessor of history at Millsaps in 1944 


gnitaries taking part in the 19r)5 Commencement exercises joined the academic 
ocessional shortly after this photograph was talven. Appearing in the picture, 
"t to right, are the Reverend Samuel E. Ashmore, the Reverend (). S. Lewis, 
m Stevens, Sr., Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr., Edmund Taylor, and Senator John C. Stennis. 

Honorary Degrees Are Awarded 
During Commencement Exercises 

Four of Mississippi's outstanding citi- 
is were honored by Millsaps College 

May 30 when they received honorary 
?rees during the annual comnience- 
mt exercises. 

rhe degree of Doctor of Divinity was 
arded the Reverend Samuel Ashmore, 
Derintendent of the Aberdeen District 

the Methodist Church, and the Rev- 
md O. S. Lewis, pastor of the Collins, 
ssissippi, Methodist Church. The de- 
26 of Doctor of Laws was conferred on 
n M. Stevens, Sr., Richton, Mississippi, 

yor, merchant, and churchman; and 
mund Taylor, of Greenville, president 

the Goyer Company and civic and 
irch leader. 

\. brief sketch of their careers and the 
itributions they have made is given 

The Reverend Samuel Ashmore at- 

ded Southwestern at Memphis, Mill- 
is College, and the New York Bible 
ininary. A native Mississippian, he 
led the North Mississippi Conference 
the Methodist Church in 1923. He 
3 ordained as an elder in 1927 and 
served pastorates at Troy, Webb, 
a, Kosciusko, Indianola, and Corinth. 
! first rural church to receive na- 

tional recognition is located in the Ab- 
erdeen District and was chosen dur- 
ing his administration. 

The Reverend 0. S. Lewis graduated 
from Millsaps College in 1903 and was 
ordained an elder in the Methodist 
Church in 1907. He attended the Van- 
derbilt University School of Religion. 
During his half century in the ministry 
he has served fourteen churches and 
has been superintendent of the Vicks- 
burg District. He has served as a mem- 
ber of the Board of Trustees of Mill- 
saps College for twenty-seven years, a 
member of the Board of Directors of the 
Jlillsaps Alumni Association, and on 
several boards and commissions of the 
Methodist Church. 

Ben M. Stevens, Sr., Richton mayor 
who "gets $1 a year but raised a million 
easily," is chairman of the B. M. Stev- 
ens Company. He graduated from the 
University of Mississippi in 1911 at the 
age of twenty. He is a past superinten- 
dent of the church school of the Richton 
Methodist church, chairman of the Board 
of Stewards for thirty-one years, and a 
delegate and committee official to the 
Mississippi, Southeastern, and General 
Conferences of Methodism. He is the 
general campaign lay chairman for the 

successful Million for Millsaps cam- 

Edmund Taylor, president of the Goy- 
ev Company in Greenville since 1932, is 
ar. outstanding Methodist layman also. 
A Phi Beta Kappa and a Princeton gra- 
duate, he is the organizer of the Missis- 
sippi Economic Council. He has served 
as state president and a member of the 
Board of Directors of the YMCA. Among 
his many church activities are included 
leadership in the Board of Stewards of 
the First Methodist Church in Greenville 
and numerous positions of responsibility 
in other areas of church endeavor. 

New Reunion Plan 
Revives Old Days 

There's big news for Millsaps College 
alumni in the area of class reunions. 

On Alumni Day, March 17, the Associ- 
ation approved a new plan for reunions 
which officials feel will put new life 
into the traditional class get-togethei's. 

Here's the program as recommended, 
after careful study, by the Alumni As- 
sociation Board of Directors and ap- 
proved during the March 17 business 
meeting. Instead of honoring one class 
from each five-year period, as has been 
dene in the past, four classes in school 
together will be honored from three per- 
iods in the history of the College. 

At Homecoming on Saturday, October 
22, the following classes will hold re- 
unions: 1954, 1953, 1952, and 1951; 1935, 
1934, 1933 and 1932; 1916, 1915, 1914. 
and 1913. They will be the first to use 
the new plan. 

Older Alumni Meet .\nnually 

Graduates and former students of 
fifty years ago or more will hoUl re- 
unions this year and every year. 

Through the new reunion plan you'll 
see men and women who were in school 
with you instead of those who came 
just before you enrolled or just after 
you left. At one reunion, you'll see the 
seniors who helped you adjust to col- 
lege life when you were a bewildered 
freshman. .A.t the ne.xt one you'll share 
the spotlight with the freshman who 
"stuffed" your campus date one mem- 
orable evening. 

The new reunion plan has drawn en- 
thusiastic comment from alumni who 
have studied it. It's up to you to make 
it work. 

'GUST, 1955 

The Alumnus-of -the- Year Award program w; 
inaugurated in 1950 to recognize alumni of tl 
College whose record of service to their fellowm£ 
had been truly outstanding. Recipients of tl 
Award, in addition to Mr. Cook, were Edward j 
Khayat, 1953 ; Dr. Charles Lamar Neill, 195: 
and James J. Livesay, 1950. Nominations for tl 
1955 recipient must be received no later th: 
October 7. 

(^ook Named Outstanding Alumnus 

Gilbert P. Cook, Sr., Canton, Missis- 
sippi, business and civic leader and a 
1908 graduate of Millsaps College, was 
selected as the recipient of the fourth 
annual Alumnus-of-the-Year award, 
which is the highest honor given by the 
College exclusively to its alumni. 

Mr. Cook was honored in afternoon 
ceremonies held during the Homecoming 
Program on October 23. 

The Alumnus-of-the-Year award is 
presented annually to the graduate or 
former student of Millsaps whose char- 
acter and contributions in the fields of 
service to College, service to church, 
and service to community are judged 
the most outstanding. 

Alumni, students, faculty members, 
and friends waited expectantly as 
Howell Polk, student body president, 
read the citation and finally announced 
that Cook had been selected for the 
honor. Continuing applause filled the 
Christian Center auditorium as Mr. 
Cook made his way to the rostrum to 
receive the certificate naming him as 
the Alumnus of the Year. His response 
to Polk's citation was a simple, moving 

Long, Useful Career 

Among other facts regarding Mr. 
Cook's career, the citation mentioned 
the following: 

His education was obtained in Copiah 
County, at Millsaps College, and the 
University of Chicago. While at Mill- 
saps he was an outstanding student, 
serving as president of the Lamar Liter- 
ary Society, co-owner of the Millsaps 
Lyceum course, a member of the class 
football team, and a member of the 
YMCA. He was a charter member of 
Alpha Iota chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha 

Following his days as a student he 
experienced a long and successful career 
as an educator and businessman. He 
taught mathematics at Hargrove College 

in Oklahoma and served as dean of the 
faculty. In 1915 he entered the auto- 
mobile business in Canton and for 
twenty-five years was one of the state's 
leading Ford dealers. An organizer of 
the Madison County Bank, he served on 
its Board of Directors and organized, 
with others, the Madison County Co- 
operative, serving as its president. He 
is a member of the Board of Directors 

A high moment in a memorable year for 
the Millsaps College Alumni Association 
is captured by the camera for posterity. 
Gilbert P. Cook, Sr.. Canton, receives the 
Alumnus-of-the-Year award from stu- 
dent body president Howell Polk, of Cor- 
inth, at the climax of an impressive pro- 
gram held on Homecoming, October 23. 

of the Mississippi Council of Farmers 

He has long been a leader in the 
Methodist Church of the state, serving 
as a Sunday School superintendent, 
chairman of the Board of Stewards, and 
a lay leader in Mississippi Methodism. 

Civic activities are too numerous to 
mention fully, but among them are posi- 
tions of top leadership in the Chamber 
of Commerce, the County Democratic 
Executive Committee, and the Rotary 

Club. He gives his time and mom 
unselfishly to such causes as the Man 
of Dimes, the Red Cross, Heart ai 
Cancer Funds, the Boy Scouts, Bo; 
Club, and High Y organizations. 

Furnished Alumni Leadership 

Long an enthusiastic supporter of tl 
College, Mr. Cook has served twice : 
president of the Alumni Associati( 
and has given his leadership unselfish 
in several fund-raising drives for tl 
College, including the current Milli( 
for Millsaps campaign. He is the fath 
of four sons, three of whom attend. 
Millsaps and married alumnae of t 

In commenting on his days at Mi 
saps, Mr. Cook said he lived in Founde 
Hall and "ate grits and gravy ai 
'dough-whackers' and syrup, prepar 
under the supervision of the late Govt 
nor Thomas L. Bailey and 'Prep' (W. A 

The selection of the Alumnus of t 
Year is made annually by a committ 
composed of alumni, faculty, and st ; 
dents, who consider nominations ma 
by alumni and the general public. 

Interest in the 1954 award progra 
was high as persons from every secti 
of the state sent in nominations in i - 
sponse to newspaper and radio a I 
nouncements. * 

Results of the 1955 Alumnus-of-tl 
Year program will be announced 
Homecoming on Saturday, October : ' 
Persons interested in nominating cani 
dates for the award should list t ' 
qualifications of their nominee and m 
them to Chairman, Alumnus-of-the-Ye 
Committee, Millsaps College, Jacks< 
Mississippi. Deadline for receipt 
nominations will be October 7. 




^nator John C. Stennis lUlivirod the 
)mmencement address to one hundred 
'enty-nine members of the Class of 1955 
d hundreds of their friends and rela- 
tes in an impressive outdoor program. 

\ives of Millsaps Men 
[re Touched By Sorrow 

Three men who have given of their 
ne, ability, and loyalty to Millsaps 
illege have experienced deep sorrow 
thin the past year. Their life part- 
rs and co-workers in the great con- 
butions they have made have passed 

Mrs. D. M. Key, wife of the former 
esident of Millsaps College, died sud- 
nly in Birmingham, where the Keys 
d lived since coming to Birmingham 
uthern College from Millsaps. 

At work in her flowers in the yard 
lich adjoined the Millsaps campus, 
rs. J. M. Sullivan, wife of Dr. J. M. 
llivan, was stricken and died early 
i following morning. Dr. Sullivan is 
leritus professor of geology and chem- 

Mrs. Gilbert P. Cook, Sr., was killed 
ten her car moved from a parked po- 
ion in the driveway at the Cook home 
d struck her to the pavement. Mr. 
ok, 1954 Alumnus of the Year and past 
ssident of the Alumni Association, ar- 
ed shortly after the accident and 
md his wife. 

Major Notes e.xpresses for all Mill- 
)s alumni everywhere deep and heart- 
t sympathy to these friends of the 
liege in their sorrow. 

Inspirational Thoughts 

Briefs From Commeiieemeiit 

In his Baccalaureate message Sunday morning, May 29, the Reverend W. C. 
Newman inspired a capacity congregation as he spoke to the Class of 1955 at 
Galloway Memorial Methodist Church. 

He captured the interest of his listeners as he began with these words ad- 
dressed to the graduates: "If you have thought seriously and learned well in your 
years preceding this day, no sermon of mine can add much to your wisdom. If 
you have not, you probably will hear little of what I have to say. Therefore, we 
must conclude that a Baccalaureate sermon is 'entirely extraneous material'." 

Pointing to the debt owed to the past by the present generation, Mr. Newman 
said, "All of our advancement has been made possible by the labor and sacrifices 
of those who have gone before. We see farther because we stand on their 

"You must live," he told the graduates, "under a sense of obligation." 

"To be ignorant when one has the capacity and facilities for learning is to 
be wicked," he said, reminding his listeners that the ignorant become the victims 
of the shyster and the demagogue. "Your learning has just begun." 

Recalling the oft-repeated phrase of the country's westward movement, "The 
cowards never started — the weak died on the way," Dr. Newman called attention to 
the dangers of the times in which we live. 

Cowardice Is Great Peril 

"Our greatest peril," he said, "is not in the strength of our enemy, however, 
but in the danger that we shall be too cowardly to start and too weak to persist 
in the great crusade that is necessary if our world is to survive." 

He warned against being "so timid that the voice of the demagogue makes us 
cowardly and so fearful that the voice we lift for the underprivileged is weak." 

"If we seek to hide ourselves in our own special privileges," he said, "we 
are not worthy of the name 'Christian'." 

Concluding his challenging sermon. Dr. Newman told the graduates that his 
mother frequently told him that "everybody ought to be somebody." "Rightly under- 
stood," he said, "this is really the goal of all education and all religion." 

Under cloudless skies on the campus behind Founders Hall Senator John C. 
Stennis addressed a graduation night audience which included Governor and Mrs. 
Hugh White and other state dignitaries. 

The Mississippi senator, acclaimed one of the nation's true statesmen, described 
the members of the graduating class as "prospectors, model 1955." 

"As you measure your course, you can look in only one direction — toward the 
future," he advised. "You must look to it with confidence and with courage, and 
with faith in yourself, in your nation, and in God." 

More Changes To Come 

Senator Stennis, commenting on the years since the graduates were born, said, 
"No other generation has seen such world-wide political and scientific changes 
occur in its first twenty years. There is more change to come." 

Discounting the reports that an atomic war was near he predicted that the 
cold war would continue. "It may endure for the major part of your lifetime," 
he said. "Bad as it is, it can be won." 

Calling for continued military strength he warned that we must accept the 
burdens and responsibilities which are necessary for the maintenance of that 

"Military strength, however, opens no road to real peace," he said. "World 
trade routes are the peace routes of the future." 

The challenges of the new era were named by Senator Stennis, who expressed 
faith in the influence and attitude of the current generation of graduates. "We are 
challenged by the social problems and the cost of a permanent military program, 
the demands of a newly acquired world leadership, and the drive of Russia to 
destroy personal freedom." 

He named active participation in public affairs by college-trained men and 
women as essential if the challenges of the day are to be met. "If you and your 
type do not meet this call, then our form of government can be liquidated within 
the span of your own generation." 

GUST, 1955 


Here^s Surprising News 

Which Should Interest You 

Gone are the days of absentee loyalty 
and the phrase "I'll be with you in 

Millsaps men and women are coming 
back in ever-increasing numbers to their 
Alma Mater. They're coming back — 
annually — yes, several times a year — 
for the three alumni meetings held on 
the campus. And they're coming from 
great distances. 

Men and women who haven't seen each 
other since "way back when" are en- 
joying these special days as they recall 
grand memories and receive inspiration 
for living in the present through re- 
newed association with those who share 
similar ideals. 

Three highly successful alumni func- 
tions have been held on the campus 
this year which have attracted nearly 
1,000 graduates and former students. 
Attendance is growing each year. 

Meetings Are Successful 

During the school year which ended 
in June, Homecoming, on October 23, 
Alumni Day-Founders Day, on March 
17, and the Graduation Banquet, on May 
30, were all memorable successes. From 
the time the doors opened for registra- 
tion until the last goodbyes were said 
that evening returning graduates and 
former students were royally enter- 

The fall gathering featured a Millsaps 
football victory over Mississippi College; 
the ceremony naming Gilbert Cook, of 
Canton, as Alumnus of the Year; and a 
delightful "Remember When . . ." va- 
riety show presented by the students. 

Spring found a two-in-one program of- 
fering Alumni Day and Founders Day, 
with Vernon Wharton as speaker dur- 
ing the chapel hour; another excellent 
variety program; and a three-act play. 
The Class of 1955 was inducted into the 
Association and results of voting on the 
officers for the year 1955-56 were an- 

To conclude a wonderful year alumni 
took time out from Commencement ac- 
tivities to enjoy the annual Graduation 
Banquet, with W. B. Lloyd, '42, of 
Jackson, presiding. Informality was the 
order of the evening, and enthusiasm 
for the ambitious alumni program and 
the college expansion plans was at a 

high level. Alumni gathered early and 
lingered after the banquet to talk with 
friends whom they had not seen for 

Alumni Keep Informed 

At all three meetings banquets were 
held during the evening and Dr. Finger 
spoke, revealing facts concerning the 
progress of the College and challenging 
assembled alumni to rally to its sup- 

It was a year of progress, this 1954-55 
school year, and a year of wonderful 
fellowship for the hundreds of alumni 
who took advantage of the three meet- 

If you missed last year's functions, 
here's good news. Those just ahead will 
be even better. 

Old timers are amazed at the response 
Millsaps men and women are giving to 
the call for "the gathering of the clan." 
We predict you'll join the crowd this 

When is the first one ? Saturday, 
October 22. We'll see you there! 

Who's Who Lists Alumni 

The Educational Department of tl 
A. N. Marquis Company has notified tl 
College that Robert E. Hauberg ar 
Henry V. Watkins, Jackson, Mississipi 
attorneys, will be listed as new bioj 
raphies in the next edition of Who 
Who in America. 

Hauberg attended Millsaps from 192: 
30 and Watkins was awarded a BS d 
gree in 1933. 

They join an imposing list of Millsaj 
alumni already named in Who's Who 

Miss Capers Heads 

Charlotte Capers, who attended Mil 
saps from 1930 to 1932, has been aji 
pointed director of the Department < 
Archives and History of the state ( 

Miss Capers, who has served as a 
sistant director of the Department ( 
Archives for several years, replaced D 
J. B. McCain, who accepted the pres 
dency of Mississippi Southern Colleg 

In addition to her position as Archiv( 
director she is a successful journalis 
currently writing a column for Jackson 
newly established daily, the State Time 

'^;ff '" 

Millsaps College debaters enjoyed one of the best seasons in years this sprini J 
climaxing their winning ways by participating in the National Invitational Toui ' 
nament held at Notre Dame University, where they won five out of six debate 
Pictured above is the number 1 team, composed of Jerry Trigg, Quitman, left, ar 
Joe Ebersole, Arcadia, Ohio, right, with their coach. Professor Harmon Tillmai 



i'atsy Jean Robbins, winner of the first annual Civitan Award, given to Millsaps 
College freshmen by the Jackson Civitan Club, discusses plans for her future with 
)fficials who had a part in the presentation of the scholarship. Appearing in the 
)icture with Miss Kobbins are, from the left. Dr. James S. Ferguson, Millsaps 
["ollege dean: Nat Rogers, president of the Jackson Civitan Club: and Dr. 
Frank Laney, chairman of the Millsaps Awards Committee. 

Enrollment For 1955-56 Session 
Approaching Largest In History 

Although experts in the field of 
'ollege enrollment statistics predict the 
com in students will come "within the 
lext five years," Millsaps College of- 
icials are facing the problems and op- 
lortunities created by applicants who 
lust be classified as early arrivals. 

By July 15 enrollment figures were a 
ull month ahead of last year's total on 
he same date. Prospects for an enroll- 
lent of more than 800, the largest since 
he 1949-50 session, are bright. 

To handle the unexpected increase in 
pplicants the College has rented an 
partment house on Adelle Street for 
'omen students. Despite the expansion 
f housing facilities there is a waiting 
st for women, and men's dormitory 
pace is filled. 

Started in 1952 

First semester enrollment figures 
ave been rising steadily since the 1952- 
3 session. In September, 1951, 656 stu- 
ents registered. The 1952 figures were 
37. By 1953 enrollment had gone to 704 
nd last fall 735 students enrolled. 

Should the present pace continue 
trough August there is a possibility 
lat enrollment for the first semester of 
le 1955-56 school year will have to be 

closed in order that the College can con- 
tinue to meet accrediting requirements 
regarding teacher load. 

Alumni and friends of the College 
whose relatives or accjuaintances are 
planning to attend Millsaps during the 
1956-57 session should advise them to 
mail their applications early in the 
year, preferably by January, to avoid the 
possibility of a closed enrollment situa- 

Summer Enrollment High 

Enrollment for the 1955 summer ses- 
sion exceeded expectations, according 
to Dean James S. Ferguson, director of 
the session. 

An increase of twenty per cent re- 
corded over 1954 enrollment figures is 
the largest gain in many years. Second 
term figures held the same ratio of 
gain over the 1954 second term enroll- 

Students from 50 colleges and univer- 
sities attended the summer session, as- 
sured that the quality of their instruc- 
tion and the training they received 
v/ould be valued and respected by col- 
leges and universities across the nation. 

Big News For Alumni Who 
Attended Before 1907 

You may be eligible for membership 
in the newest and most select group in 
the Alumni Association. It all depends 
upon when you received your degree or 
what years you attended. 

The organization is the "Early Days" 
Club, and the requirements for mem- 
bership are strict but simple. You must 
have graduated or attended your last 
semester fifty years ago or more. 

This year, for the first time, the Early 
Days Club will hold a pre-Homecoming 
dinner on Friday, October 21, to welcome 
the members of the Class of 1906 and 
those who attended Milhaps during the 
1905-06 session or before. The program 
will be informal and fellowship will be 
the main order of business. 

Tentative plans call for the Friday 
evening dinner to begin at 6:30 and last 
as long as anyone has a tall tale to tell. 

The main Homecoming program will 
begin at 10:00 a. m. on Saturday, Oc- 
tober 22, with registration in the foyer 
of the Christian Center Building. Mem- 
bers of the Early Days Club will be 
rested and refreshed for the big day. 

If you're interested in belonging to a 
grand organization, plan now to be on 
hand Friday, October 21, at 6:30 p. m. in 
the College cafeteria. 

Oh, yes! No j-oungsters allowed! 

SMU Lecture Series 
Honors W. P. Boswell 

In recognition of and tribute to the 
high standards of excellence in the field 
of newspaper journalism of Walter P. 
Boswell, 1926-29, the Boswell Memorial 
Lecture series has been established at 
Southern Methodist University. 

A joint project of the Dallas Press 
Club and SMU, the series will bring top 
figures in the field to speak to journa- 
lism students enrolled in the University 
and others interested in creative writing. 

Boswell, who died on July 22, 1952, had 
been an Associated Press Editor in Dallas 
for fiften years. His career since leaving 
Millsaps had been an outstanding one. 

Frank A. King, AP general executive 
for the Southwest, spoke in the first of 
the Boswell Memorial Lecture Series. 

Assessing the career of Walter Bos- 
v^-ell, who died at 42, King asserted: 

"He left a legacy of accomplishment 
and good work in the never-ending task 
of writing and editing the news ... He 
was meticulous with precious words . . . 
He had high standards and principles 
. . . When he made human mistakes, he 
was heartbroken." 

UGUST, 1955 


^illsaps Voters Above National Average 

Millsaps College students take their voting privileges seriously, especially when 
it comes to student body elections, as is evidenced by the crowded conditions around 
Murrah Hall voting precinct. More than 80% of the student body turned out to 
elect three officers. The candidates, as wholesome and attractive a group as you'll 
find anywhere, appear in the top picture. They are, left to right, Hiram Polk and 
Margaret Whitfield, Jackson; N. R. Walley, Richton; Alice Starnes, Utica; Hardy 
Nail, Jackson; Clara Parks Booth, Drew; and Jack Loflin, Star. Whitfield, Walley, 
and Loflin were elected. 

After several weeks of intensive 
campaigning which closely resembled 8 
national political contest, three Millsaps 
College students were named to heac 
the Millsaps College student body foi 
the 1955-56 session. 

N. R. Walley, Richton junior, was 
chosen as president of the Student Ex- 
ecutive Board. Elected to serve wit! 
Walley were Jack Loflin, of Star, vice- 
president, and Margaret Whitfield, ol 
Jackson, secretary-treasurer. 

Student body officers who ended theii 
term of office in May were Howell Polk 
Corinth, president; Joe Ebersole, Arca- 
dia, Ohio, vice-president; and Marths 
Ann Selby, Charleston, secretary-treas- 

Walley's campaign proposals includec 
strengthening of community govern 
ment; revision of the Student Executivt 
Board constitution; revival of an em- 
phasis on classes and election of class 
officers; reapportioning of representa 
tion on SEB; and activation of groups 
for students not belonging to social or 

More than 80 7p of the student bodj 
turned out to exercise their voting privi 

Richardson's Record 

The United States Junior Chambe).' 
of Commerce has benefited from the ser-r 
vices and leadership of Millsaps Collegff 
graduate Van Richardson, one of thd 
nominees for president of the national 
organization of young business and proii| 
fessional men. 

Richardson, who received his Bachei] 
lor of Arts degree from Millsaps ir! 
1941, served as a vice-president of thifjtf 
U. S. JCC and president of the Missis jli 
sippi Junior Chamber of Commerce durfC 
ing 1954. I 

Nominated for president of the naij" 
tional organization, Richardson was i|f 
contender for the post until he withdre\'l* 
during the balloting at the Jaycee ContM' 
vention in Atlanta in May. "^ 

His career in the field of Junio' 
Chamber of Commerce activity and othh 
er community endeavors won for hin 
the state's Outstanding Young MaM 
Award in 1954. 

Richardson is married to the formei 
Vera Mae Coffman, 1940-42, and is thd 
father of two children. 



check for $150 is presented to Dr. H. E. tinger. Jr., bv Dr. Dempsev Amacker 
behalf of the Methodist .Men's Club of the Pachuta Charge of the Methodist 

lurch. The check is to bs applied on a scholarship fund for ministerial students 
Millsaps College. Dr. Amacker and the club invited all other Methodist Men's 

ubs in the state to follow their example. Appearing in the picture from the 

ft are the Reverend Tom Crosby, pastor of the Pachuta Charge; Dr. Finger; 

•. Amacker; and Dr. J. B. Price, professar of chemistry at Millsaps. 

'ampbell Is Elected President 

Of U. 5. Chamber of Commerce 

Members of the United States Cham- 
r of Commerce have elected A. Boyd 
impbell, Millsaps College graduate and 
linent business and civic leader of the 
ate of Mississippi, president of the 
tional organization of business and 
ofessional men. 

Dr. Campbell, who received a Bachelor 
Arts degree from Millsaps in 1908, 
d served as vice-president of the U. S. 
lamber of Commerce during 1952, and 
a member of the Board of Directors 
r several years. His elevation to the 
esidency of the national organization 
me as a direct result of his leadership 
ility, vision, and understanding of 
tional problems affecting business. 

Dr. Campbell has traveled to the Far 
st this year to observe world condi- 
ns as a part of the duties of his of- 
e. He will serve in his present capa- 
y throughout 1955. 

During his days at Millsaps he was 
-tor of the Purple and White, busi- 
3s manager of the Bobashela, and a 

charter member of Kit Kat, creative 
writing honorary. He was a member of 
Alpha Mu chapter of Kappa Alpha 

Following his graduation. Dr. Camp- 
btll entered the business world to build 
a distinguished career. His business 
activities have included the following: 
president. Office Supply Company, The 
Si'hool Book Supply Company, and the 
Mississippi Corporation. He has held 
a directorship on the boards of the 
GM & Railroad, the Mississippi Power 
& Light Company, and the First Nation- 
al Bank of Jackson, Mississippi. His 
predominant business affiliation is his 
position as president of the Mississippi 
School Supply Company. 

He has served as treasurer of Millsaps 
College for twenty-three years and a 
member of the Board of Trustees. 
Through the years he has given his time 
and energy in behalf of the College, 
furnishing leadership for fund-raising 
drives and currently serving as trea- 

surer for the Million for Millsaps cam- 

In 1953 Dr. Campbell was awarded 
the degree of Doctor of Laws by Mill- 
saps College in recognition of his un- 
selfish contribution to community bet- 

Space does not permit the listing of 
all of Dr. Campbell's activities in the 
fields of business, civic, and church en- 
terprises. He is recognized as one of 
Mississippi's outstanding citizens, and 
his influence and contribution go beyond 
the state and regional level. 

Attendance Poor 

Aroused Ahimni In Drive 
To Sell Football Tickets 

Tired of seeing a handful of spectators 
in the stands while Millsaps College ath- 
letes played an excellent brand of ama- 
teur football on the field, one hundred 
and five Hinds County alumni have or- 
ganized to change the picture. 

Led by Nat Rogers and Tommy Ross, 
outgoing and incoming presidents of the 
Alumni Association, these thoroughly 
aroused alumni have taken the sale of 
1,000 season tickets to Millsaps football 
games as a summer project. 

Alumni in other sections of the state 
have been asked to assist. 

These alumni salesmen have a real 
bargain to offer the public. For .$6.00 
the purchaser will get a season ticket 
v.-hich admits him to games played in 
Jackson with the following schools: 
Delta State, Sewanee, Mississippi Col- 
lege, and Ouachita College of Arkadel- 
phia, Arkansas. All games will be play- 
ed in the new Hinds County Memorial 

With approximately 1,500 graduates 
and former students of Millsaps living 
in Hinds County, the alumni sales force 
should find their job a relatively simple 

In any event, they're a bit weary of 
trying to explain to Millsaps students 
the reasons for capacity crowds at high 
school football games and the general 
exodus to Baton Rouge, Birmingham, 
Starkville, Oxford, and Memphis for 
other games. They "aim to" end the era 
of empty bleachers at Millsaps games. 

By the way, when was the last time 
you saw the Majors play? 

IGUST, 1955 


Ford, GE Have Plans 

■ / 


Thomas Wynn Holloman, one of 
ten surviving members of the Class of 
1900, has been honored by two of the 
organizations lie has served during his 
long and successful career as a lawyer 
in Alexandria, Louisiana. 

The Alexandria Bar Association pre- 
sented Holloman with a plaque which 
recognized "50 years of distinguished 
service before the Courts of Louisiana 
and the United States." 

In a similar ceremony he was named 
"Man of the Year" by the Grand Com- 
mandery of Knights Templar of Louis- 

The award is presented each year to 
a Knig'ht Templar who has performed 
outstanding services in the field of Tem- 
plar Masonry, either during the year or 
for cumulative services. The citation 
particularly praised Holloman for his 
thirty years' service as secretary of the 
Knights Templar Education Foundation. 
He is a past grand commander of the 

A special dinner meeting attended by 
members of the Alexandria Bar Associ- 
ation honoring Holloman pi-eceded the 
plaque presentation. In introducing the 
award winner, H. B. Gist, Sr., Alexan- 
dria lawyer, said, "Wynn Holloman 
gained his eminence by hard work, high 
ideals, and perseverance. He is a sym- 
bol to be followed by young lawyers, for 
he is an honor to the profession." 

The Millsaps College graduate was li- 
censed to practice in the Supreme 
Court of Mississippi and in the Courts 
of Louisiana in January, 1903. He is a 


Trend Toward Industry Support 
Of Liberal Arts Colleges Seen 

Evidence of industry's increasing sup- 
port of higher education, and particu- 
larly the privately endowed liberal arts 
colleges, can be found on every hand 
these days. 

Two of the plans which are notable 
among the many in existence today are 
General Electric's Corporate Alumnus 
Program and the Ford Motor Company 

Alumni loyalty is a prerequisite of the 
type program offered by the General 
Electric Educational and Charitable 
Fund. The fund will match the gift any 
GE employee makes to his alma mater 
up to $1,000. The donor must have at 
least a bachelor's degree or its equiva- 
lent from the college, in the GE plan. 

The Ford Motor Company Fund is a 
scholarship plan offered to children of 
Ford employees throughout the coun- 
try. Scholarships are awarded on the 
basis of scholastic aptitude tests, rank 
in high school class, and other potential- 
ities for success in college and post- 
college life. 

Colleges are interested in the plan 
for two reasons. There is a great need 
for student aid plans, and the Ford plan 
provides for $500 to be given to pri- 
vately endowed colleges or universities 
for each person enrolling under the 
scholarship program. 

Winners will receive eighty per cent 
of the cost of attending college up to 
$750. They may enter the college of their 
choice and will continue to receive the 
grant each year they are regularly en- 
rolled. The IfSOO will be paid to the 
college by the Ford Fund each year, 

prominent Mason and Knight Templar, 
a past president of the Alexandria Bar 
Association and a long-time member 
of the American Bar Association. 

He is still engaged in the active prac- 
tice of law. 


Outstaimdliiriig Alijimeiiis 

Nominations for the Alumnus- 
of-the-Year Award for 1955 are 
being received by the Committee. 
Deadline for receipt of nomina- 
tions is Friday, October 7. An- 
nouncement of the results of the 
program will be made in appro- 
priate ceremonies at Homecoming, 
October 22. 

Anyone interested in the award 
program is eligible to send in a 
nomination. Candidates must have ; 
attended Millsaps College. Alumni 
are especially invited to partici- 
pate in the nominations. 

Judges will choose the Alumnus 
of the Year on the basis of char- | 
acter and service to Millsaps Col- ' 
lege, service to the church, and 
service to the community. 

Nominations should be made in 
writing stating, in as much detail 
as possible, the qualifications of 
the candidate. 

The Alumnus-of-the-Year Com- 
mittee is composed of three alum- 
Jii, three faculty members, and 
three students currently enrolled | 
in Millsaps. 

Send your nomination in today 
to AIumnus-of-the-Year Commit- 
tee, Millsaps College, Jackson, 

"Pop" Has Surgery 

We will add our wishes to the hundrec 
v/hich have been conveyed to Alvin Jt 
King, beloved director of the Millsa] 
Singers, for his speedy recovery from 
late spring operation. "Pop" was admi 
ted to surgery a few days after his r 
turn from the Singers' annual sprir 
tour, which took them, this year, ' 
Colorado and back. 


Dr. Robert Howe Harmon, 1915 ijraduate of Millsaps College, receives the George 
iVashington University Medical Society's Award of Merit at the group's banquet 
n Washington, D. C. The presentation was made by Dr. Leland Stevenson, left, 
jresident of the medical society. On hand to congratulate him was United States 
freasurer Mrs. Ivv Baker Priest. 


Grenada, Whitworth Alumnae 

One of the big stories of the year 
n alumni activity is the progress which 
as been made in uniting the alumni 
:roups of Grenada, Whitworth, and 
lillsaps Colleges into one big organiza- 
ion — the Millsaps College Alumni 

Slowly the word is getting ai-ound to 
raduates and former students of the 
•omen's colleges that Millsaps College 
fficials and alumni are eager to have 
lem take part in the activities of the 
-lumni Association. 

In 1938, by action of the two confer- 
ices of Mississippi Methodism, Grena- 
a College, in Grenada, and Whitworth 
ollege, in Brookhaven, became a part 
Millsaps College and ceased operat- 
g as independent institutions. Records 
^ the two Methodist colleges were 
ansferred to Millsaps and are being 
aintained and serviced by the Regis- 
ar's office. 

I Grenada College was established in 
>82 and Whitwoi'th College was found- 

ed in 1S5S. Both institutions were out- 
standing among the colleges of the 
South and served Mississippi Methodist 
effectively through the years. 

The alumni records section has start- 
ed a current addresses file on Grenada 
and Whitworth alumnae, and each new 
person is added to the alumni mailing- 
list. This fall, if the response from 
alumnae continues, a Grenada-Whit- 
worth column will be established in 
Major Notes. 

Meanwhile, here's a call for help. If 
you know Grenada or Whitworth women 
who are not receiving mail from Mill- 
saps College, please send us their mar- 
ried name, maiden name, and current 
address. Help us spread the word, too, 
that they are urged to be on hand 
October 22 for Homecoming. 

The three colleges are one great in- 
stitution now. We do honor to the 
memory of those who made all three 
great and sei've the present age when 
we unite to strengthen Millsaps College. 

Graduate Is Honored 
By Eastern University 

Dr. Robert H. Harmon, outstanding 
physician and choral leader in Wash- 
ington, D. C, and a 1915 graduate of 
Millsaps College, has received the 
George Washington University Medical 
Society's annual Award of Merit. 

The award, based on recognition of 
scientific accomplishment, academic at- 
tainment, and service to the community, 
is presented annually. Dr. Harmon is 
the eighth person to receive the Award 
of Merit from the Medical Society. 

A quarter of a century of selfless work 
with the student body of George Wash- 
ington University and singing- groups 
in the Washington, D. C, area won for 
Dr. Harmon the annual award. 

Makes World Tour 

He is director of the University Glee 
Club, associate university physician 
of the Student Health Administration, 
and founder and leader of the Traveling 
Troubadors, a University singing group 
which has traveled over 100,000 miles to 
sing at military bases throughout the 

W^hile at Millsaps College, Dr. Har- 
mon was captain of the basketball team 
for three years and a member of the 
Kappa Sigma fraternity. He received 
a Bachelor of Arts degree from Millsaps 
in 1915. 

His unique service to his fellowman 
is emphasized by the fact that he has 
received the following citations: 1949, 
by the Secretary of the Treasury for aid 
in the 1948 bond drive; 1952, by the 
State Department for promoting good 
relations between U. S. personnel and 
the Icelandic people through the medium 
of music; and 1954, by the Department 
of Defense for outstanding entertain- 
ment for remote bases. 

Professors Continue 
Graduate Study 

Among the Millsaps professors en- 
gaged in graduate study during the 
summer is Paul D. Hardin, '36, regis- 
trar and professor of English. Mr. Har- 
din is studying at the University of 
Southern California. George Maddo.x, 
'49, on leave of absence, continues his 
study in the field of sociology at Michi- 
gan State. Mr. Maddox heads the De- 
partment of Sociology. 

UGUST, 1955 


Claude Smith, 1953, became the five-hundredth alumnus to answer the 1954-55 
roll call for membership in the Millsaps College Alumni Association. Public Rela- 
tions Department staff member Shirley Caldwell, Millsaps junior, produces the 
records which show Smith's standing and a dramatic increase in participation in 
the dues program over 1953-54. Registrar Paul D. Hardin, extreme left, and 
Dean James S. Ferguson expressed the appreciation of the administration to 
Smith for his loyal support. He is now serving in the Far East with the U. S. Army. 

Alumni Giving Soars; 

Class Standings Given 

With the classes of 1904, 1911, and 
1921 leading the way, Millsaps College 
alumni broke another record during the 
year 1954-55. This one was in the field 
of giving to the Association and their 
Alma Mater. 

Based on percentage of total alumni 
answering the membership dues roll call, 
the men and women of '04, '11, and '21 
led all other classes with 40% partici- 

Five hundred and twenty-seven gradu- 
ates and former students of Millsaps 
gave $2,174 to post an increase of more 
than one hundred per cent over 1953-54 
giving (which was the first year for the 
new roll call plan). 

Following the leaders closely in per- 
centage of participation were members 
of the classes of 1898 and 1899 with 
33 1-3%, the class of 1918 with 32%, 
and the class of 1925 with 31%. 

Based on number of contributors to 
the dues roll call, the classes of '54, '47, 
'41 and '53 led, in that order. 

Loyalty Fund To Come 

When the Million for Millsaps con- 

tributions made this year are considered, 
giving by alumni has reached high into 
the five figure bracket, setting the stage 
for the inauguration of a new loyalty 
fund plan for alumni giving when the 
current campaign payments are com- 

Dues for the 1955-56 alumni year 
were payable on July 1. A three dollar 
membership entitles the subscriber to 
receipt of Major Notes, voting privi- 
leges, and the status of "good standing." 
A sustaining membership for twelve 
dollars or above covers all of the privi- 
leges existing under the three dollar 
membership and a pass to all Millsaps 
events for which admission is charged. 

Revenue from membership dues is ap- 
plied on alumni expenses incurred in 
publishing Major Notes, mailing mater- 
ial to alumni, and other related activ- 
ities. A portion of the sustaining mem- 
bership funds is given to student organ- 
izations staging events for which ad- 
mission is charged. 

How did your class do in the 1954-55 
competition ? 

Allen Succeeds Barksdale 
As Head of State Agency 

When Henry Allen, Jr., was appointe 
executive director of the Mississip] 
Agriculture and Industrial Board o 
May 1, he became the fourth Millsai 
College graduate to head the 33-memb< 
state promotion agency. In fact, Mil 
saps men have headed the A and 
Board since its beginning. 

Allen, a 1936 graduate of Millsap 
replaced William Barksdale, '30, who !•• 
signed to become director of public r' 
lations for Alexander Smith, Incorpo 
ated, of Greenville, Mississippi, mam 
facturers of rugs and carpets. 

The first two men to serve as exe 
utive director of the Agriculture ar 
Industrial Board were John Kimball, '3 
and Walter Spiva, '25, who was tl 
first man to head the agency. 

Governor Hugh White appointed Alls 
to the top A and I Board position fo 
lowing Barksdale's resignation afti 
nine years of capable service. 

The new executive director comes 
the A and I Board from his own busine; 
as a consulting engineer. His previoi 
experience as a department head fi 
the agency and his educational prepar. 
tion make him eminently well qualifi( 
for the post. 

Teachers Lead In Survey 

Doctor, lawyer, Indian chief — what ( 
Millsaps men and women do after lea 
ing the old Alma Mater ? 

Doctors and lawyers had to step asii 
and make way for teachers and mini 
ters in a recent sample survey made 1 
the Millsaps alumni office. Teachers I 
the way in a field of 203 with 30, f( 
lowed closely by ministers with 5 
Doctors and lawyers were way back 
fourth place with 13 each, along wi 
youth directors, who numbered 13. 

The medical profession as a whc 
fared a little better, with 7 in vario 
phases of the field, bringing the tot 
to 20. 

Homemakers (it's no longer "hous 
wife") took a back seat, too, with or 
seventeen of the 203 in that categoi 

The armed services took its usv 
share and the government claimed se 
eral more. Five of the group decid 
one degree was not enough and we 
working on others. 

Other fields with several represent 
fives were accounting, engineering, sw 
retarial, banking, and insurance. I 

No Indian chiefs were found in t 






The U. S. Department of Agriculture 
las presented its Superior Service 
^ward to a Millsaps College graduate in 
•ecognition of the best achievement of 
1954 in the field of soil conservation. 
ie is Herbert A. Lester, of Jackson, 
Uississippi, who received his Bachelor 
)f Ai-ts degree from Millsaps in 1913. 

Lester and two other soil conservation 
'xperts were selected for the high honor 
Tom a panel of nominations sent from 
ill parts of the nation. Each award 
vinner received a silver medal and a 
certificate of citation in impressive 
:eremonies held in Washington, D. C. 

The citation describing Lester's 
ichievement read, "For meritorious lead- 
;rship in developing a plan for and ini- 
;iating a program of effective soil 
■onservation and erosion control." 

Because of his engineering back- 
ground and long years of service in 
echnical and administrative phases of 
he soil conservation program, Lester 
i^as assigned to the Navy by the Soil 
Conservation Service as a consultant in 
[he solution of almost insurmountable 
ioil erosion problems created by the 
onstruction and maintenance of large 
ilavy installations in the Eighth Naval 

I 'istrict. 


! Navy Adopts His Methods 

■ Procedures developed by the Millsaps 
raduate were so effective that the 
avy has adopted them as a pattern to 
jUow in dealing with soil conservation 
roblems in other Naval districts. 

I A native of Hinds County, Lester was 
niployed in private engineering work 

; allowing his graduation from Millsaps 
ollege. He served with the U. S. 

They Sent Thirty -One 

To Millsaps College 

On JMay 30, 1955, John Lewis Hathorn 
became the twenty-first member of his 
family to graduate from Millsaps Col- 
lege. Those who knew the story in the 
Commencement audience thought, as Dr. 
H. E. Finger, Jr., congratulated Hathorn, 
that the Hathorns might have set a 
record that night. 

Actually, thirty-one members of the 
V. B. Hathorn family, including nephews, 
nieces, and cousins, have attended Mill- 
saps College since its founding in 1890. 
Ten were former students but did not 

V. E. Hathorn, for many years busi- 
ness manager of the College, was the 
first of his immediate family to receive 
a degree from Millsaps. He graduated 
in 1915. John, his youngest son, was the 
last of his six children to graduate. Mrs. 
Hathorn, the former Henrietta Lowther, 
also received her degree from Millsaps 
to make it unanimous. The Hathorns 
live in Jackson. 

John, who has entered the field of 
business in Jackson, is a graduate of 
Central High School. His College career 
was interrupted by a two-year "hitch'' 
in the Marine Corps. During his Mill- 
saps days he was active in student af- 
fairs, serving as an officer in the Kappa 
Sigma fraternity, a member of the Mill- 
saps Singers, and the Kappa Sigma 
quartet. He majored in political science. 

This summer Hathorn was married to 
Jackie Pierce, of Jackson, who attended 
(you guessed it) Millsaps College. 

To carry on the tradition, Richard 
Blount, a nephew, is now a student at 

We'll be eagerly awaiting the grand- 

Engineers overseas during World War 
I and did post graduate work at the 
University of Dijon in France. 

Upon his return from France he re- 

,sumed his career as an engineer and 

has sei-ved with the U. S. Forest Service, 

the Bureau of Agriculture, and the Soil 

Conservation Service. 

The Chief of the Bureau of Yards and 
Docks of the U. S. Navy termed Lester's 
work "an outstanding example of the 
important results which can be achieved 
through the cooperation of various gov- 
ernment agencies." 

Bishop Lord Speaks 
During 1955 REW 

Dr. John Wesley Lord, distinguished 
Protestant leader and Bishop of the 
Boston Area of the Methodist Church, 
was the speaker for Religious Emphasis 
Week, held on the campus February 

Bishop Lord's participation in the an- 
nual REW program at Millsaps was 
made possible by the J. Lloyd Decell 

Religious Emphasis Week is spon- 
sored by the Christian Council, interde- 
nominational student organization. It 
brings to the campus outstanding Chris- 
tian churchmen who lead the students in 
a deepening of their faith through 
discussion, study, prayer, and worship 

The Christian Council invited three 
Mississippi clergymen to assist Bishop 
Lord in the three-day program. They 
were the Reverend Mike Engle, '49, 
Rector of Grace Episcopal Church in 
Canton, Mississippi; the Right Rev- 
erend Monsignor Josiah C. Chatham, 
pastor of St. Richards Parish in Jack- 
son; and Rabbi Perry E. Nussbaum, spir- 
itual leader of the Beth Israel Temple 
in Jackson. 

Reginald Lowe, of Winona, was presi- 
dent of the sponsoring organization, the 
Christian Council. 

.UGUST, 1955 

• • • * 

Pamera Highlight 

It would be impossible to capture in words the spirit of devotion and unity which prevailed among Millsaps College alumni as 
they supported the activities of the Association and the College during the year recently concluded. Since pictures are always ; ij. 
better as a vehicle for conveying important ideas, we gathered a few of the many photographs taken in an effort to tell the t 
big story of the year. The Board of Directors met faithfully to plan and carry on the program. Several of the twenty-four 
members appear in picture (1). (2) The Gulf Coast Club organized on February 10. (3) Good fellowship was evident as 
alumni registered for the Graduation Banquet. (4) The steering committee planned the Grenada Area's first night. (5) Inmanit,: 



zMemorable Q^ear * 

I'loore has the floor during the Board meeting at Homecoming. (6) Old friends met in the Lamar Hotel when the Meridian 
Area organized. (7) Here, 1898 meets 1955. Percy Clifton poses with Joan Henderson, left, and Mary Lynn Graves just 
■efore diplomas were awarded. (8) More than ninety turned out for this club meeting. (9) The Rankin-Scott Area meeting 
ets the approval of the committee. (10) Mrs. S. R. Evans entertained Greenwood Area alumni in her home. (11) A float 
s ready to roll in the Homecoming parade. (12) A portion of the crowd enjoying the Alumni Day banquet. (13) They plan- 
ed the Meridian Area's first meeting. 

.UGUST, 1955 


Millsaps Graduate 
Edits New Paper 

A Millsaps College graduate has been 
named editor of the newly-established 
State Times, Jackson, Mississippi, daily 
newspaper. He is Norman Bradley, who 
received his Bachelor of Arts degree 
from Millsaps in 1934. 

Bradley, former associate editor of 
the Chattanooga Free Press, was offered 
the position of editor of Mississippi's 
newest daily after officials of the board 
of directors of the Citizens Publishing 
Company had considered a long list 
of the nation's outstanding journalists. 

While in Chattanooga, Mr. Bradley 
was a leader in civic and church affairs 
and was actively engaged in the pro- 
motion of community improvement en- 
terprises through his paper and his in- 
dividual efforts. 

Began As Copy Boy 

He began his journalistic career as a 
copy boy for the Clarion-Ledger and 
worked with the Jackson morning paper 
for several years, where his ability was 
rewarded with rapid promotions. From 
1937 to 1947 Bradley was an Associated 
Press writer. He had served as associate 
editor of the Chattanooga daily for the 
past eight years. 

While at Millsaps he was a campus 
leader, and he furthered his journalistic 
career by serving as editor of the Pur- 
ple and White. He was a member of the 
Omicron Delta Kappa, Eta Sigma, and 
graduated with highest honors in 1934. 
He was a member of Alpha Mu chapter 
of Kappa Alpha. 

Mr. Bradley is married to the former 
Frances Weems, 1935 graduate of Mill- 
saps, of Shubuta. The Bi-adleys have 
two children, Caroline, 17, and William 
H., 11. 

Price Is National Officer 

An honor of national importance was 
bestowed upon Dr. J. B. Price, '26, 
head of the Department of Chemistry, 
when he was named national vice-presi- 
dent of Alpha Epsilon Delta, honorary 
premedical and predental society. Dr. 
Price has furnished leadership on the 
local, regional, and national level for 
AED for a number of years. His elec- 
tion to the vice-presidency of this orga- 
nization is evidence of the respect held 
for premedical and predental training at 


• • 


Whether the year 1954-55 was a great season in athletics for the Majors — or 
otherwise — depends upon your personal preferences. 

If you're a football enthusiast or a tennis devotee, by your standards it was: 
one of the best years in history. The boys swept aside all Dixie Conference football 
competition under Athletic Director Sammy Bartling's coaching and racked up a 
thrilling Homecoming Night victory over Mississippi College to win the Conference 
championship for the fourth time in eight years of Simon-pure football. 

One of the strongest tennis squads ever to do battle for the Purple and White' 
rolled over formidable opposition to annex the collegiate co-championship. Only 


They're ■co-champions of the stat« in collegiate competition with wins over every | 
senior college with teams entered in the state meet. The 1956 season should bei ' 
the third year in a row Dr. M. C. White's Majors have been one of the real powers' i'* 
on Mississippi courts. Kneeling, left to right, they are Jimmy MeCormick, Jackson;; R 
Willard Leggett, Meridian; and Fred Abraham, Vicksburg; standing, Jamesj 
Vaughan, Amory; and Powers Moore and Bill James, Jackson. 

subsidized Mississippi State could hold their own with Dr. Milton C. White's 
rampaging Majors. The season's record was an amazing nine wins against one loss. 

Now if it's basketball or baseball that quickens your pulse, perhaps you'll be 
happy when next year comes. 

Coach Marvin G. Smith's Majors came close several times but ended the season 
without breaking into the win column. Competition with schools relying on subsidl 
zation (openly or sub rosa) is the big reason for the basketball victory drought, 
now in its second year. Losses by graduation and ti'ansfer, injuries, and the in- 
experience of a "young" squad were other reasons. 

Choctaw Series Cancelled 

An unfortunate disagreement with Mississippi College over right and wronj 
in the realm of adherence to Dixie Conference regulations necessitated the severing j,, 
of cage relations with the Choctaws. Millsaps officials, after carefully studying jj 
evidence indicating flagrant and repeated violations of long established rules, were ^ 
forced to cancel games remaining on the schedule and announce that no more ^ 
basketball contests would be scheduled until the situation changed. 

In baseball, it was another lean year. The Majors did show improvemenllie 



over the 1954 season, however, and occasionally they demonstrated strength which 
should develop into "the difference" during the 1956 campaign. 

The baseball record was three wins against seven losses. A victory over 
Mississippi College brought aid and comfort to the student body, alumni, and 

Dressing Room Data .... Names from the 1954 football roster which will be 
long remembered are "Red" Powell, Memphis quarterback; John Lowery, McComb 
fullback; Tom Boone, Memphis guard; Walter Waldrop, Florence halfback; Hardy 
Nail, Jackson halfback; Tom Prewitt, Vicksburg guard; John Awad, Jackson 
guard; and James Hood, Lambert center. 

Members of that fabulous tennis team, conquerors of Delta State, Mississippi 
State, Mississippi Southern, Mississippi College, Ole Miss, Sewanee and South- 
western are: Powers Moore, Jackson; Fred Abraham, Vicksburg; Bill James, Jack- 
son; Jimmy McCormick, Jackson; Willard Leggett, Meridian; and James Vaughan, 

Top performers among the varsity cagers were forward Denvil Saulters, of 
Seminary; center Luke Wasson, of Kosciusko; guard Jack Speights, of Crystal 
Springs; forward N. R. Walley, of Richton; and guard Jack King, of Wheeler. 

On the diamond these regulars turned in outstanding performances: Bennie 
Kirkland, Jackson; Read Jones, Saltillo; Skinner King, Brookhaven; Crow Parnell, 
Sledge; John Case, Jackson; and Cliff Rushing. Cleveland, outstanding rookie. 

A very welcome addition to Coach Bartling's staff is Marvin G. "Erm" 
Smith, who will serve as assistant director of athletics. Coach Smith joined 
the staff last September to assist Coach Bartling in football and baseball and 
to act as head coach of basketball and track. A graduate of the University of 
Mississippi, Smith has coached high school athletics with great success. He 
becomes the first extra man on the Department of Athletics staff in "many a 

Crystal Gazing .... The year ahead should be a thrilling one for supporters of 
the Majors. In football, barring last-minute losses, twenty-four lettermen from 
the 1954 squad should return. It ought to be the best year in history .... Prospects 
for a better season in basketball are causing Major cage fans to cheer up a bit 
. . . .Returnees from last year's squad and several promising newcomers ought to 
help the Majors break into the win column several times .... In tennis. Dr. 
White's great squad will be missing Bill James, but those who know say the non- 
subsidized Majors will surpass the feats of this year's co-champions with five out 
of six men returning .... The baseball picture remains uncertain this far from 
"play ball" time but, if the Majors get enough strong reserve pitching, they should 
approach the five hundred per cent mark with ease. 

Why don't you come out and see what happens? There's nothing like good 
amateur athletics for spirit and thrills. 

Since abandoning all forms of subsidization in 1945, Millsaps College football 
teams have a record of thirty-five wins against twenty losses and one tie. Not 
bad, especially when you include a sizeable number of games played with subsidized 
|teams! Orchids to Coach Doby Bartling, who piloted the Majors from 1946 through 
1949, and to Coach Sammy Bartling, who has been at the helm since 1951. They've 
done a splendid job. 

Graduate Helps Perfect 
New Surgery Technique 

At Johns Hopkins Hospital in Balti- 
nore a team of doctors has developed a 
laring new operation deep within the 
iieart. A Millsaps graduate. Dr. Richard 
Dever, '48, is one of that team. 

He was featured in a story published 
n Parade, nationally circulated maga- 
ine section of daily newspapers. The 
tory told how the team of physicians 
las opened a new approach to improved 
are and perhaps saving of lives. Term- 
d an important step in the heart sur- 
rery "revolution" of the past decade, 
li'.e operation severs a tiny muscle be- 

tween the auricle and ventricle of the 

This muscle carries impulses between 
the two sections. In some ailments the 
auricle section beats too rapidly. The 
muscle (called the Bundle of His) causes 
the ventricle to work too fast, which can 
result in death. With the muscle sev- 
ered, each side can operate indepen- 

Dr. Dever graduated from Millsaps 
seven years ago and entered Johns Hop- 
kins, where he has been since. He has 
served as surgical interne at the hos- 
pital and assistant resident. During the 
past year he has held the Harvey Gush- 
ing fellowship in surgery and worked on 
experimental surgery techniques. 

College Receives 
U. S, Steel Grant 

Millsaps College has received a gi'ant 
oi $1,000 from the United States Steel 
Foundation, Incorporated, for unrestric- 
ted use by the College. 

The grant is a part of the Founda- 
tion's aid-to-education program through 
which 400 colleges and universities in 
4o states will receive more than one mil- 
lion dollars during 1955. 

Roger M. Blough, chairman of the 
Board of Trustees of the U. S. Steel 
Foundation, Incorporated, in making the 
announcement of the grant said, "The 
plight of privately supported education 
continues to be serious. The action of 
United States Steel Foundation empha- 
sizes the mutual interests served by a 
substantial flow of free funds to col- 
leges and universities. Unrestricted aid 
evidences confidence in — and helps retain 
independence for — higher education." 

The U. S. Steel aid is one of a num- 
ber of similar grants received by Mill- 
saps College in recent years. Last year 
the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad gave 
$10,000 to the College for unrestricted 
use as a part of its plan to strengthen 
the independent colleges and universi- 

Swearirtgert Is Teaching 
At University of Ankara 

Millsaps College graduate Mack B. 
Swearingen, of Elmira, Nevif York, and 
formerly of Jackson, has accepted an 
invitation from the United States De- 
partment to establish a course in Ameri- 
can studies at the University of Ankara 
in Turkey. 

Dr. Swearingen will teach under a 
grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. 
He will lecture through an interpreter 
on American history and civilization. 

He received his BA degree from Mill- 
saps in 1922, and Oxford University, and 
his MA and Ph.D. degrees from the 
University of Chicago. He is a professor 
of history at Elmira College in Elmira, 
New York, where he has been granted 
a leave of absence for the year. 

Dr. Swearingen is the son of the late 
George C. Swearingen and Mrs. G. C. 
Swearingen, of Jackson. He is married 
to the former Mary Louise Foster, who 
attended Millsaps from 1924-26. They 
are the parents of a son, Lin, who will 
be a senior this year at Union College 
in Schenectady, New York, and a daugh- 
ter, Anne, who is in high school. 

vUGUST, 1955 


Classes of '30, '45 Surveyed 

Alumni Having Larger Families 
Still Below National Average 

"Don't let your A.B. mean 'Abolish 
Babies' " is the slogan used by one 
alumni magazine in reporting the results 
of the annual survey of college gi'adu- 
ates made by the Population Reference 
Bureau of Washington, D. C. 

This year Millsaps College was one 
of 178 participating colleges and uni- 
versities in the Bureau's survey compari- 
son of the Class of 1930 and the Class of 

Graduates were asked their marital 
status and the number of children in 
their families. The College served as 
a clearing house for the information 
given and the results, both nationally 
and at the Millsaps level, were inter- 

According to the survey, college gra- 
duates are holding their own in the na- 
tion's baby boom. Tlie fertility of this 
group continues upward, with graduates 
of more recent classes reporting families 
almost as large as those of men and 
women who graduated a generation 
ago. The Bureau listed two main rea- 
sons for larger families: the improved 
economic condition since 1945 and a 
real change in attitude toward children 
and the family. 

In general, the results of the Millsaps 
survey showed the same trend, with 
the Class of 1945 boasting families al- 
most equal in size to those of the Class 
of 1930. 

We're Lagging in Baby Boom 

Compared with the rest of the nation, 
however, Millsaps men and women lag- 
ged well below the average in number 
of children per reporting graduate. 

Here are the statistics. Men in the 
Class of 1930 at Millsaps ranked eighty- 
second out of 122 reporting colleges in 
number of children per reporting gra- 
duate. The national average was 1.97. 
Millsaps men of the depression era class 
averaged 1.77 children. The coeds of 
1930 were even farther down the ladder. 
Out of 134 reporting colleges, they 
ranked one hundred and eighteenth. 
Their average was .88 children per re- 
porting graduate, while the national 
average was 1.36. 

Men of the Class of 1945 improved 
over their fellow alumni but were even 
closer to the bottom of the list when 
compared with other colleges. Out of 
86 colleges reporting, Millsaps ranked 


seventy-fifth. The national average was 
1.73 children per reporting graduate. 
Millsaps men of '45 had 1.27 children. 

The girls brought the 1945 average 
up, however. They ranked ninety-fifth 
out of 146 reporting colleges with 1.28 
children per reporting graduate. The 
national average was 1.43. 

Neighborly Comparison 

How did we do in comparison with 
our neighbors ? Here it is in black and 
white. Class of 1930 — men: Millsaps, 
1.77; Alabama, 1.87; Emory, 2.16; Flori- 
da, 2.16; Loyola of the South, 2.40; Mis- 
sissippi Southern, 1.32; Ouachita, 1.67; 
Southwestern, 1.47; and Vanderbilt, 2.19. 
Class of 1945 — women: Millsaps, 1.28; 
Alabama, 1.17; Loyola, 1.13; Mississippi 
Southern, 1.09; Ouachita, 1.84; South- 
western, 1.60; and Vanderbilt, 1.68. 

Fertility rate was lowest, according 
to the survey, in state-owned schools. 
Mormon colleges led with 3.12 children 
per reporting graduate, with Catholic, 
Protestant, privately endowed, and 
state-owned institutions following, in 
that order. 

Bureau officials pointed out that a 
larger proportion of children of college 
educated parents go to college than do 
children of any other group. It is those 
same graduates who are, in a large part, 
the parents of tomorrow's leaders in 
science, industry, and other fields. 

The day was Hearing its close and so 
was twenty years of faithful service for 
Jesse Johnson, a member of the cus- 
todial staff of Millsaps College. It was 
the last time Jesse would lower the flag 
— the last day ne \yould "tidy up" his; 
building. It was finis to a career which 
took him from the golf course up the, 
ladder to Murrah Hall. "Jesse James,"( 
as the Founders Hall boys tailed him,j 
returns to the campus occasionally, but| 
advancing years and an old injury limit 
his visits. His recollection of his days, 
at Millsaps brighten his inactive years, 
and memories of Jesse remain withi 
many of us. \ 


Greater Love Hath No Man —'' 

On July 28, 1954, Major James Wad- 
dell Roberts, '41, met his death with five 
other men as they attempted to rescue 
two pilots from a burning jet which had 
crashed on a Korean hillside. An ex- 
ploding ammunition dump which was 
ignited by flames from the jet caused 
the explosion. 

Major Roberts' remains were returned 
to Meridian, Mississippi, where a mem- 
orial service was held in his honor. 

Newspapers in the United States car- 
ried the brief story of the heroic rescue 
attempt, but a report from Captain 
George F. Hall, '40, who was stationed 
with Chaplain Roberts, gave further de- 
tails of the influence of his life. 

An article in the Mississippi Methodist 
Advocate of September 1, 1954, quotes 

a portion of Captain Hall's letter to 
Mrs. Roberts as follows: 

"Never have so many been so greatly 
influenced in such a short time. I wish H 
you could know the terrific impact the 
Chaplain had on the base — chairs in "ii 
the aisles and people standing in the W( 
Chapel on Sunday mornings — good turn- 
outs on Sunday nights and Wednesday 
nights. He had the magic touch. Today 
a great many men dedicated their live? 
as a memorial to him. His short time 
here and his death changed many Uvea 
on this base. He did not die in vain.' 

Chaplain Roberts is survived by hisi 
wife and two sons, who reside in Nash-i 
ville, Tennessee. His mother, Mrs. CoU (,5, 
lie Roberts, of Meridian, and severa'i '|l 
brothers and sisters also survive. : |. 


^"•'b cimmenlSrA- 

Recognize the title of this new corner in Major Notes? If you're a resident of 
one of the seven geographical areas in which alumni clubs have been organized 
you"re way ahead of us. If not, a word of explanation is due. 

Club Comments is the name of a breezy newsletter which made its initial 
appearance last winter and is mailed to all alumni living in the areas organized 
since the 19.53-54 school session. This column will bring special news of activity 
on the Millsaps Club circuit between issues of the newsletter. 

Statistically speaking, there are seven areas organized for Millsaps Clubs. 
They are, in the order of their founding. Greenwood, Memphis. Meridian, 
Grenada, New York City, Rankin-Scott, and the Gulf Coast. The McComb 
Area is next on the organizational agenda. 

There's action to spare up Memphis way. Officials of the Tennessee Club have 
esolved to set the pace among the Clubs, and thus far they're leading the field. 
Vithin the last eight months the Memphis Area group has met three times and 
elected a slate of officers for the new year. The latest meeting, an old-fashioned 
)icnic held at Glenview Park, was a great success. The spring meeting was a 
linner at Calvary Episcopal Church. Orchids to the Memphis Area folks, which 
ncludes DeSoto County, Mississippi, for the grand job they're doing. 

Vigorous alumni clubs can furnish an opportunity for fellowship and 
inspiration for living during these demanding days. They are also vital to the 
success and continued growth of the College. If you feel there are ten 
interested alumni in your general area and if the idea sounds interesting to 
you, let us know and we'll help you organize. 

Another Club meeting which took Millsaps alumni out under the stars was 
eld on August 6. It was the second meeting of the year for Meridian Area alumni, 
nnounced by President Lawrence Rabb, '42, as "a get-together for the purpose of 
mewing Millsaps acquaintances and Millsaps spirit." Clarko State Park, eighteen 
liles south of Meridian, was the site of the Club meeting. In addition to good food, 
ood fellowship, and a speaker from the College, the meeting featured a planning 
:ssion for the big gathering of the year on October 1, the night of the Millsaps- 
ivingston, Alabama, Teachers College football game. Other officers of the 
eridian Area Club are John F. Egger, '27, vice-president and Martha Wright, '52, 

The Meridian Area has topped all other clubs in attendance at a meeting. 
Last year at their organizational meeting they had more than ninety on hand 
for the banquet at the Lamar Hotel. Five counties make up the Meridian Area. 

An expression of sincere thanks is due at this point to Dan Wright, '47, 
ist vice-president of the Alumni Association, and to the Reverend Inman Moore. 
7, chairman of the Club Organization Committee, for the outstanding work they 
d last year in getting this project going. Dan made four of the five organizational 
eetings and several advance conferences in an effort to insure the success 
the club organization plan. Inman worked hard as chairman and came up 
th some top-notch ideas. 

Recalls Early History 
Of Millsaps College > 

The letter reprinted below gives an 
intimate glimpse into the early history 
of Millsaps College. It was written by 
Mrs. Bettie S. Links of Donaldsonville, 
Louisiana, who saw a press release re- 
vealing plans for the alumni banquet 
during Commencement and wrote, in a 
beautiful hand, the following: 


By the enclosed clipping I am re- 
minded of the fact that 62 years 
ago, at which time I was the pro- 
prietress of the Grenada Hotel, Gre- 
nada, Mississippi, I had the pleasure 
of serving a banquet of fifty places 
given by the citizens of Grenada in 
honor of two visiting delegates who 
were looking into the possibility of 
locating a college there. 

This college later became Millsaps 
College of Jackson. 

My name at that time was Bettie 
S. Bloom. 

Although I am eighty-eight years 
young I very clearly and vividly 
remember this affair which took 
place at the time of the founding 
of your great college. 

I wish to join the many other 
friends of Millsaps in extending con- 
gratulations and best wishes upon 
the occasion of the sixty-second an- 
niversary of this wonderful institu- 

Cordially yours, 
Mrs. Bettie S. Links 

Dr. Mitchell's Career 

The outstanding ability of Dr. B. E. 
Mitchell, professor emeritus of mathe- 
matics, continues to touch the lives of 
hundreds of young men and women five 
years after his retirement as head of the 
Department of Mathematics at Millsaps 
College. Dr. Mitchell is teaching mathe- 
matics at the University of Mississippi. 
His love for Millsaps is an inspiration 
to the faculty and staff, who welcome 
him to the campus on his frequent visits. 

JGUST, 1955 


America is on the move these days 
records clerk. 

and so are Millsaps College Alumni. Just ask the alumni 

Listed below are names of persons who are, at present, filed in the "address unknown" drawer. Every 
effort has been made to locate them through information given on their official record in the Registrar's 
Office. We have asked faculty members and alumni officials. Now we turn to you. 

If you know the whereabouts of any of the persons listed below, or if you know the address of 
someone who can furnish us with such data, please send us the lead on a post card. Address Major 
Notes, Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi. Your help will be sincerely appreciated. 


Peets, Richard Davis 

Terry, Samuel David 


Vauglm, Dr. James Albert 

Whittington, Ebbie 


Tliompson, Oscar Greaves 


Anderson, E. A. 


McDonald, D. K. 

West, William Warren 


Austin, William Harrison 
Davis, J. H. 
Fant, John Frederick 
Jones, Raymond Edgar 
Robertson, M. M. 
Smith, J. D. 
Thompson, M. 


McGilvray, Ethel Clayton 
Sheffield, James Madison 


Adams, Orlando Percival 

Sumrall, Jesse L. 

Talley, J. C. 

Zeppernick, Donald 

Zung, Sing-Ung 


Russell, Robert Edward 


Elaker, Thaddeus FS 1909-10 

Collins, Frank W. 

Ellzey, E. J. 

Lee, M. N. 

Martin, J. D. 

Simmons, Talmadge Voltaire (BA 1905) 

Strom, Morris 

Williams, W. G. 


Savage, James Shoffner 

Woods, M. C. 



Casey, H. D. 

Lott, Donald D. 

Partch, Dr. A. W. 

Vettle, John 


Harrington, J. G. 

Jolly, Richard Irving 

Steil, W. D. 


McDowell, C. W. 

Moore, W. W. 


Jackson, L. H. 

Walton, W. L. 


Johnson, J. G. 

Thompson, M. J. 


Craig, Burdette FS-1912-17 

Eolden, H. C. 


Langston, R. F. 

Montgomery, M. B. FS-1915-18 


Herbert, Lee Beverly 

Kennedy, Samuel Carl FS 1920-21 


Baird, Rev. E. 0. 


Fitzhugh, J. G. 


Galloway, Walter Mellon 


Von Englebrechton, Mrs. Hans 
(nee: Frances Kennedy) 


Hearon, Mrs. Clifford (nee: 
Margaret Merle O'Neal) 


Peeler, William Isaac 
Shelton, Verna Willena 
Woodrome, Mrs. Mattie (nee: 
Mattie Purser) 


Barrett, John Thurlow FS 1928-30 

Brown, Thomas Montye 

Holcombe, Robert H. 

Shipman, Dewitt B. 

Stone, G. Clyde 

Willoughby, Mrs. John L. (nee: 

Ruby Mincy) 

Gotten, Troy C. 
Gunter, James A. 

Kelly, Mrs. Ruby (nee: Ruby Parsons) 
Oliphant, Jefferson Davis 
Thomsen, Myra Amelia 


Harrington, Mrs. Sarah Stevens 

(nee: Sarah Stevens) 
McClary, Mrs. T. S. (nee: Ruth 

Elizabeth Buhrman) 
Patterson, John C. 


Kim, Pong Hyun 

Williams, Joseph E. FS 1931-33 

Wilson, Phillip Bethel 


Morrison, James B. 

Scott, Roberta Chrystine 

Stoakes, Benjamin DuVal 


Vinson, Wilson Clinton 


Miller, Edwin Delphin 


McKenzie, Chester FS 1935-38 


Bain, John Burton 

Wilson, James Ramer 


Bartell, Mrs. Robert (nee: 

Betty Larson) 
Hatfield, Mrs. Louise (nee: 

Mary Louise Elliott) 
Phillips, Kyle 
Smith, Lorena 
Williams, Mrs. T. C. (nee: 

Julia Fred Faucette) 


Oo these Millsaps students remind you of classmates of five, 
ifteen. thirty, fifty years ago? They're campus favorites, 
selected for the title by their fellow students to be featured 
in the 1955 Bobashela." From the left they are Hardy Nail 

and Karen Gilfoy, Jackson; Koy I'rice, Madison; Sam Jones 
and Ivey Wallace, Jackson; Martha Ann Selby, Charleston; 
Fred Blumer, Sumrall; Mary Lynn Graves, Jackson; Nancy 
Peacock, Kosciusko; and Joe Ebersole, Arcadia, Ohio. 


ohnston, Mrs. Paul T. (nee: 

Frances Keenan) 
png, Janie Lou 
[lacFalls, Jeanette Eleanor 
itts, Troy Newton 


Waters, Rev. Andrew Glenn 


lindholm, R. E. FS 1943-44 

/alsh, Lodena Ruth 


aCour, Paul Anderson 


elly, James Donald 

;flmpson, Yewell Reynolds 


urr, Raiic'el Elias 
arrard, Johi.. Jr. 
lyers, William Martin 


;acock, Louis E. 
jpe, James Philip 



Hilton, Thomas 

Husband, Ernest Ray 
Simmons, Mrs. John E. (nee: 
Martha Harriet Mayo) 


McFarland, David 

No Date 

Cook, Mrs. Robert T. 

High School Day Awards 
Won By Visiting Seniors 

Nineteen high school seniors who were 
among four hundred future college 
freshmen visiting Millsaps College on 
March 17 have been awarded scholarships 
covering a portion of the first year's 

The scholarships were given to seniors 
making the highest scores on competi- 

JGUST, 1955 

five tests administered during the an- 
nual High School Day Program on 
March 17. 

Award winners were David Emory 
Penney, Jackson; William Taylor 
Jeanes, Jackson; Julius Marvin CoUum, 
Jackson; Bethany Rebecca Larche, Jack- 
son; William Bernard Mixon, Jackson; 
Sylvia Ann McLeod, Jackson; Mary 
Charles Price, Jackson; Martha Helen 
Thorne, Holly Springs; Terrell Davis 
Blanton, Greenville; Patricia Nell Wynn, 
Goodman; Jane Duvall Smith, Amory; 
Rebecca Ruth Williams, West Point; Eli 
George Ellis, Port Gibson; Bill Rush 
Mosby, Jr., Meridian; James Oliver Og- 
letree, Jackson; Thomas Sims McCaskey, 
Shubuta; James Elmer Minks, Liberty; 
Marjorie Ann Babington, Magnolia; and 
Ronald Prescott Willoughby, Columbia. 

Entertainment for visiting seniors 
during the day included tours of depart- 
mental exhibits, an afternoon variety 
program, lunch in the cafeteria, and 
a party in Buie Gymnasium. 


m\iH alOian' 

We welcome the following into the 
Future Alumni Club of the Millsaps 
College Alumni Association: 

John Moody Burge, III, born July 22, 
1954, to Dr. and Mrs. John M. Burge, 
of Jackson. Mrs. Burge is the former 
Rose Mary Cunningham, who attend- 
ed Millsaps from 1948 through 1951. 

David Michael Hnath, born September 
26, 1954, to Michael and Ruth 
(Shanks) Hnath, '48, of Buffalo, New 

Jerry David Keith, born February 28, 
1954, to Jerry and Rose (Watkins) 
Keith, of Jackson, Mississippi. Mrs. 
Keith is a 1947 graduate of Millsaps 
and Jerry attended during the ses- 

John Howard Millsaps, HI, born August 
28, 1954, to the Reverend and Mrs. 
John H. Millsaps, Jr., '50, of Lambert, 

Susan Taylor Patterson, born on Janu- 
ary 1, 1955, to Ken and Marlene 
(Brantley) Patterson, of Jackson, Mis- 
sissippi. Mrs. Patterson attended Mill- 
saps from 1950-53 and her husband 
attended during the 1949-50 session. 

Marcia Diane Pearson, born August 4, 
1954, to Dr. and Mrs. Robert D. Pear- 
son, both 1943, of Scarsdale, New 
York. Marcia is being welcomed by 
Bobby, aged 6. Mrs. Pearson is the 
former Sylvia Roberts. 

Michael Otto Porter, born May 2, 1954, 
to the Reverend and Mrs. Ralph Por- 
ter, of Talladega, Alabama. Ralph is 
a 1950 graduate of Millsaps College. 

John Warren Steen, HI, born July 1, 
1954, to John W. and Dorothy Jean 
(Lipham) Steen, of Louisville, Ken- 
tucky. Mrs. Steen received her Bach- 
elor of Arts degree from Millsaps in 

George A. Reid, Jr., born June 15, 1955, 
to Sgt. and Mrs. George A. Reid, of 
Midway Park, North Carolina. Mrs. 
Reid is the former Nona Ewing, '53. 
George attended from 1949 to 1953. 

Walter Stevens Kidgway, Jr., born De- 
cember 7, 1954, to Dr. and Mrs. 
Walter S. Ridgway, of Jackson, Mis- 
sissippi. Walter is a 1943 graduate of 
Millsaps College. 


Millsaps Writers Contribute 
To Research^ Entertainment 

The liberal arts training received at 
Millsaps College has proved valuable to 
graduates in many areas, and we shall 
attempt from time to time through 
the pages of Major Notes to interpret 
and present this intangible extra in 
down-to-earth instances. One field which, 
through the years, has had its share of 
greats who claim Millsaps as their Alma 
Mater is that of creative writing. 

Take the field of novel writing. A 
Millsaps novelist who has achieved na- 
tion-wide fame for her books is Cid 
Ricketts Sumner, '09. She is the author 
of such well-known works as Sudden 
Glory, The Hornbeam Tree, Quality 
(from which the movie "Pinky" was 
made), and Tammy Out of Time. 

In the biographical and historical 
field David Donald, '41, has written Lin- 
coln's Hearndon and Inside Lincoln's 
Cabinet, two of a series of books dealing 
with events and personalities associated 
with Abraham Lincoln. Critic Allan 
Nevins said of Inside Lincoln's Cabinet, 
"The interest of the book lies in its pic- 
ture of Lincoln, of cabinet meetings, and 
other Cabinet members — It has un- 
forgettable passages — a sensitive and 
moving report." 

Another stand-out name in this divis- 
ion is Otis A. Singletary, '47, who was 
recently given the Moncado Book Fund 
Award for his unpublished manuscript, 
"The Negro Militia Movement During 
Radical Reconstruction." The Moncado 
Award is made biennially for an unpub- 

lished manuscript on any aspect ol 
United States military history. 

Dr. Kolb's Is Latest 
Gwin Kolb, '41, collaborated with an- 
other Southerner, James H. Sledd, t( 
produce a book on Samuel Johnson's 
Dictionary. It has been called by re 
viewers "the most comprehensive studj 
yet made of the early editions of th< 

Alumni have done well as religious 
writers, too. Outstanding in this fieh 
is Paul Ramsey, '35, author of Basil 
Christian Ethics, which is being used a: 
a textbook by many colleges and univer 
sities. Critics say of the book, "This i 
one of the most stimulating and provoc 
ative presentations of Christian ethic 
from the pen of an American Protestan 
which has yet appeared in this century. 

Robert D. Moreton, '35, makes hi 
contribution in the medical field. He i 
editing the English edition of a foreig: 
treatise on x-ray procedure. 

Poetry is represented by Mrs. Joel H 
Clark (Ruth Greer), who attended Mill 
saps in 1927. A book of poetry entitle 
Echoes From The Hills was publishe 
several years ago. According to on 
reviewer, "She writes with simple dig 
nity and fresh clarity of the homely vii 
tues and simple pleasures." 

Many other names could be added t 
this list — names of alumni whose e? 
pressive pens record their story moi 
effectively because of the liberal arti 
training obtained at Millsaps College 

They Came Back — 


When members of the classes of 1900 
and before, 1904, 1905, and 1930 were 
honored during the Homecoming pro- 
gram on October 23, the following were 
among those present to receive the con- 
gratulations of their friends: 

Percy L. Clifton, '98, Jackson law- 
yer; Dr. G. L. Harrell, '99, emeritus pro- 
fessor of physics, Millsaps College; F. E. 
Carruth, 1899-1900, retired farmer and 
businessman of Johnson Station, Missis- 
sippi; Dr. B. Z. Welch, '04, Biloxi physi- 
cian; J. M. Kennedy, '04, retired edu- 
cator, Bay Springs, Mississippi; the 
Reverend L. P. Wasson, '04, Methodist 

minister, Mathiston, Mississippi, trust; 
of College for thirty-two years; J. 1 
Carruth, '05, supervisor of teachin; 
Mississippi Southern College; Mrs. J. 1 
Carruth, Whitworth '05; Robert Sim] 
son, '30, superintendent of schools, M 
Comb, Mississippi; R. J. Henson, '3 
businessman, Houston, Texas; Jaspi 
Lowe, Jackson, business executive, 192 
30; and Mrs. Harry Cavalier, '30, Bile 

The classes of 1951, 1952, 1953, ai 
1954; 1932, 1933, 1934, and 1935; 191 
1914, 1915 and 1916; and 1906 and b 
fore will hold reunions and be honor 
at Homecoming Saturday, October ^ 
Class pictures will be taken and given ibj, 
members attending as mementos of t^|^ 


ation« ide interest has been created in educatimial circles 
.' the newlv published book "Dr. Johnson's Dictionary," 
lited by Dr." Gwin Kolb, '41, and Dr. James H. Sledd. Dr. 
id Mrs. Kolb (Ruth Godbold, '42), above, visited the campus 

recently, renewing old acquaintances. Here Miss Hethany 
Swearingen, librarian, looks over an autographed copy of the 
scholarly publication given the Millsaps library by Dr. Kolb. 
He is professor of English at the University of Chicago. 

Many Members 
Are Seeking Ad 

Despite the fact that members of the 
ass of 1955 are finding jobs far more 
entiful than did their fellow alumni 

a few years back, many of them are 

ssing up these opportunities in order 
at they might further their education. 
To be exact, 38 per cent of the newly 
aduated class will be back in the 
issroom this fall, according to figures 

mpiled just before Commencement. 

e number will be even larger by now. 

A.n important factor in the decision 
many Millsaps men and women to 

itinue their education is the availa- 

ity of fellowships or gTants offered 
graduate schools to outstanding grad- 

;es of colleges and universities meet- 

■ certain standards. 

ss of ^SS 

'd Degrees 

Among the 1955 Millsaps graduates 
selected for fellowship aid and their field 
of study are: Fulton Barksdale, Madi- 
son, accounting at the University of 
Florida; Fred Blumer, Natchez, philoso- 
phy at Emory; William E. Bureh, Jack- 
son, accounting at the University of 
Texas; Eva Jo Chambers, Meridian, phy- 
siology at Tulane; Steve Collins, Itta 
Bena, geology at the University of Ten- 
nessee; Anne Finger, Lena, biology at 
Northwestern; George Hunt, Vicksburg, 
geology at Mississippi State; John 
Lott, Starkville, English at Vanderbilt; 
Becky Lovett, Morton, religious educa- 
tion at Union University; Roy Parker, 
Jackson, chemistry at Vanderbilt; and 
Martha Ann Selby, Charleston, English 
at the University of Mississippi. 

New Faculty Members 

Newcomers to the faculty who joined 
the staff at the beginning of the 1954- 
55 session are Frank W. Bainbridge, 
Ph.D., Indiana University, psychology; 
Bruce C. Carruth, MA, Emory Univer- 
sity, psychology; Harry C. Dillingham, 
MA, University of Texas, sociology; 
Jewell Evans, M.4, Peabody College, 
English; Winifred Dcane, MS, Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin, biology; Wendell 
Johnson, MS, Kansas State College, 
geology; Marvin G. Smith, MA, Univei'- 
sity of Mississippi, physical education 
and coaching; Harmon E. Tillman, Jr., 
BD, Vanderbilt University, speech and 
forensics; Gustavus G. Williamson, Fh. 
D., Johns Hopkins University, history; 
and Marvin Zoschke, BIME, Northwest- 
ern University, music appreciation. 

The new faculty members have done 
additional study toward their doctorates, 
with several expecting to receive the 
degree within the next few months. 

Bainbridge, Evans, Tillman and 
Zoschke are part-time faculty members. 

'GUST, 1955 


Samuel R. Knox, associate professor 
of mathematics, returned to iiis position 
on the Millsaps faculty this year after 
a leave of absence of two school sessions. 
Mr. Knox studied at the University of 

Reluctant goodbyes were said to Dr. 
Ray S. Musgrave, former head of the 
Department of Psychology, who resigned 
to accept a position on the faculty of 
Texas State College for Women, in Den- 
ton. He joins Dr. Vernon Wharton, '28, 
Millsaps graduate and former professor 
of sociology, who is dean of the Texas 
college. Dr. Musgrave joined the Mill- 
saps faculty in 1939. 

Another loss which was keenly felt 
was the resignation of William C. Guest, 
assistant professor of biology, who ac- 
cepted a more lucrative position in in- 

For the second consecutive summer 
Lance Goss, director of speech and 
drama, is participating in the Ogunquit 
Theater program at Ogunquit, Maine. 
Last summer Mr. Goss appeared in ten 
plays with some of the finest artists in 
the American theater. Two of his ap- 
pearances were "The Showoff," with Joe 
E, Brown, and "Stalag 17," with mem- 
bers of the original stage and mbvie 

Dr. Thomas Reynolds, who heads the 
Department of Mathematics, has been 
elected chairman of the Louisiana-Mis- 
sissippi chapter of the Mathematical As- 
sociation of America. He will preside 
at the organization's annual meeting, 
which will be held at McNeese State 
College in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in 
February. Dr. Reynolds joined the fac- 
ulty in 1950. 

Here are some interesting facts about 
your faculty: Out of fifty-four members 
of the administrative staff and faculty, 
fourteen hold degrees from Millsaps 
College . . . twenty teachers have re- 
ceived their doctorate . . . eleven women 
teach at Millsaps College, including 
part-time faculty members. 



Another milestone on the road of progress for the Alumni Association was 
reached this year when a constitution was adopted by unanimous vote of the 
graduates and former students attending Alumni Day on March 17. 

Committee chairman W. B. Lloyd, '42, Martha Gerald, '41, and Bill Bizzell, '39, 
spent many hours in drafting, revising, and consulting with other Board members 
before the final copy was ready. Our congratulations to them for a job well done. 

With this issue of Major Notes we will begin publishing portions of the 
Constitution for your information and will continue until the entire document 
has been reproduced. 

Article I. Name and Objectives 

Section 1. Name. The name of this organization is the Alumni Association 
of Millsaps College. 

Section 2. Objectives. The objectives of the Association are to advance the 
interests, influence, and usefulness of Millsaps College and to promote mutually 
beneficial relations among its members and between the College and the Association. 

Article II. Membership 

Section 1. Eligibility for Membership. Any graduate or former student of 
Millsaps College, Grenada College, or Whitworth College who was regularly en- 
rolled is eligible for regular membership or sustaining membership. This eligi- 
bility does not include those persons who attended Whitworth College after 
June, 1938. i 

Section 2. Associates. Associate members may be nominated by the recording 
secretary where the nominees have some connection with Millsaps College other^ 
than that of graduates or former students and subscribe to the objectives of this, 
association. They may be elected at the next regular meeting by a majority vote. 

Section 3. Regular Members. Regular membership is held by those who are; 
eligible for membership and who have paid the current regular membership dues.] 

Section 4. Sustaining Members. Sustaining membership is available to those 
who are eligible for membership and who have paid the current sustaining mem- 
bership dues. 

Article III. Dues i 

Section 1. Dues of Regular and Associate Members. The annual dues for all 
regular and associate members is .$3.00, unless otherwise specified by the Board 
of Directors. 

Section 2. Dues for Sustaining Members. The annual dues for a sustaining' 
membership is a minimum of $12.00 unless otherwise specified by the Board on 
Directors. Associate members may hold sustaining memberships. 

Millsaps Offers Creative Writer 
Many Opportunities For Growth 

Life at Millsaps College includes a 
wide variety of opportunities for per- 
sonal development through the extra 
curricular program. 

Students who are interested in the 
field of journalism, for instance, find 
ample opportunity for supplementing 
related courses with practical experi- 
ence. The two old-timers among publi- 
cations on the campus are the Boba- 
shela, yearbook, and the Purple and 
White, student weekly. Newcomer to 
the publications field is Stylus, literary 
magazine featuring the best in creative 
writing from students enrolled in Eng- 
lish classes at Millsaps. 

Then there's Kit Kat, creative writing 
honorary for men, and its counterpart 



among the coeds, Chi Delta. Studew i 
writers share ideas and receive encour 
agement in maintaining high quality il 
their litei'ary efforts. 

Dailies Employ Students 

The three local newspapers offer part 
time employment opportunities for as K 
piring Millsaps journalists and are de 
lighted to have their services full-timi 
after graduation. 

Responsibility for the quality of stui 
dent publications for the coming yeai 
are Purple and White — Editor, Henrj 
Carney, Crystal Springs, and busines'i 
manager, Fred Abraham, Vicksburgij "' 
Bobashela — Bill Lampton, Columbia, edi 
itor, and Burton Jackson, Jackson, busit 
ness manager. 






The sun was sinking-, leaving the 
orld enshrouded in shadows. As I sat 
lere in the lobby of the Center, I could 
;e through the open doors the city 
'ing before me in a misty silence. The 
Sep green of the trees stood out against 
le gray of the distant city. One light 
lone like a bright star. 

Inside the building the same quiet- 
2SS and solitude prevailed. The halls 
ere empty. Chairs were still pushed 
it where people had been sitting; punch 
ips stood empty; remains of cookies 
ere scattered around the room; here 
nd there a neglected progi-am lay for- 
rn and forgotten. 

These were the only reminders of the 
•owd that had been there only a few 
linutes before. The halls seemed more 
lent than ever, as if unhappy because 
le gaiety and laughter that had been 
lere so recently were gone. 

I walked into the auditorium. The us- 
al scene of much happiness and ap- 
lause, it now looked as if it were mys- 
fied over the sudden disappearance of 
II the people who had filled it and who 
ad made its walls ring. It seemed to 
miember the songs of the students, the 
:emories of the alumni, the happy won- 
;r of the recipient of the Alumnus-of- 
le-Year Award, the pride of his family. 

I suddenly became aware that I was 
Dt alone in the room. Seated near the 
;age, his hands on his arms, was one 
' the most forlorn-looking men I've 
^er seen. 

I was unable to decide whether I 
lould go down to speak to him or not. 
erhaps he would resent intrusion, 
gain, there might be something I 
)uld do. I walked down the aisle and 
)oke to him casually. 

"Hello. Quite a successful Homecom- 
g, isn't it?" 

The man glanced up and shifted his 
)sition. "Yes. Very nice." 
"What's your class?" 

"Mine was forty-seven. We must have 
len here together a few years. I don't 
[em to recall . . . My name's Jeff 

"James Kelly." He stood up to shake 

Editor's Note: 

(Stylus, student literary maga- 
zine published once each semester, 
features the best in student writ- 
ing in English classes at Millsaps. 
The following story was written 
by one of the most talented young 
writers to enroll in many a day. 
.Miss Caldwell is a junior, vice- 
president of Chi Delta creative 
writing honorary, an honor stu- 
dent, and has served on the staff 
of the Purple and White. In her 
spare time she serves as an assist- 
ant in the Department of Public 
Relations. We thought Miss Cald- 
well's story most appropriate for 
an alumni magazine.) 

"I don't seem to remember . . . What 
v;as your major?" 

"Science — premed." 

"Oh, you're a doctor . I'm a reporter 
in San Diego. Vacation time coincided 
with Homecoming. Where's your prac- 
tice ?" 

He named a small, prosperous town 
not far from the city. It was apparent 
from the way he was dressed that his 
practice was thriving. The fact made 
me wonder even more about the cause 
for his gloom. I was afraid that it might 
be because he had had some unfortunate 
experience while in school. I soon dis- 
carded that idea, however, for it seemed 
unlikely that he would have come to 
Homecoming if that were the case. 

We reminisced for a little while about 
the football teams of past years, about 
events on the campus during the years 
we were here together, and about the 
changes which had been made during 
the years. 

"Too bad they tore down the old 
library," I said. "Many a fraternity 
pin and engagement ring changed hands 
on those steps." 

He chuckled. "Yes. That's where 
Alice and I . . ." He stopped. I glanced 
at him and noticed that he had a strange 
expression on his face. He glanced at 
me and tried to grin "Excuse me. That 

was something I didn't intend to men- 
tion." He stood up as if preparing to 
leave, turned, gave me a long look, and 
then sat back down. "No, I'll tell you 
about it. Your reporter's curiosity won't 
be satisfied until I do. 

"You see, back in college Alice and 
I were the steadiest steady couple on 
the campus. We went together three of 
our four years here. We planned to be 
married, but you know premed students 
— more school, internship, and setting- 
up a practice. 

"Alice wanted us to get married any- 
way. She said she could get a job and 
help me. We had so many arguments 
about the matter our senior year that 
our friends never knew whether we were 
speaking to each other or not. Finally, 
after our biggest and worst argument, 
we reached a decision. I would go on 
to school and start my career. She 
would go back home and teach. We de- 
cided that it would make things easier 
if we didn't even write to each other. 
After five years we would both come to 
Homecoming. We would know definitely 
then whether or not we were really in 
love — or still in love, according to how 
you look at it. If we were, we would 
be married. If not, we could congra- 
tulate ourselves on being sensible." He 
sighed. "This is the day. I've been 
looking, but I haven't found her." 

We had started walking up the aisle 
out of the auditoruim. We stood in the 
hallway smoking our cigarettes and 
staring- out at the deepening twilight. 
The doors at the end of the corridor 
opened, and a lady, a man, and a small 
child entered. We moved to stand 
against the wall out of the way. As 
the gToup passed, they glanced at us 
standing there in the shadows and spoke, 
moving on down the hall. We watched 
them until they were out of sight. 

"The backbone of the nation," I said, 
turning toward my companion. "It's 
families like that ..." I stopped short 
at the sight of his face. 

We stood for a minute in silence. 
Then he glanced at me. 

"I've found her," he said. Then he 
turned and walked out into the misty 

UGUST, 1955 


What's Wrong With Art? 

"It is hai'd to believe that any hu- 
man activity, any more than any human, 
can achieve nobility unless it sei'ves 
something beyond itself." 

That, to Karl Wolfe, art instructor at 
Millsaps College, is the reason that re- 
ligious art stands, and has stood through 
the years, in such high esteem. He says, 
"Many conscientious students believe 
that art has been noblest when it was 
called on to serve the greatest faith." 
As proof he points to such works of 
art as Sancta Sophia, the Sistine and 
Arena Chapels, and Chartres. 

Mr. Wolfe expressed his belief that 
art, like much of our modern culture, 
is becoming too standardized, in an ar- 
ticle entitled, "What Has Happened to 
Religious Art?" which appeared in the 
March, 1955, edition of The Palette, 
official organ of the Mississippi Art As- 

Deplores Imitative Art 

"There is something vitally disap- 
pointing in a church building which is 
no real thing, but a costly imitation," 
said Mr. Wolfe, pointing out the fact 
that so many modern churches are built 
i'l the standard styles, "Classic" and 
"Gothic." These styles, according to Mr. 

Wolfe, were invented to meet the needs 
of the time, place, and weather condi- 
tions. He believes that those are the 
factors which should determine Ameri- 
can styles. "It is odd and somehow dis- 
concerting," he said, "to see a church 
built with hidden steel, hollow tile, 
brick veneer, false buttresses perform- 
ing no function, a scaled-down, too-small 
spire and machine-made glass imitat- 
ing a long way off some model already 
a thousand years old with another thous- 
and years to go." 

Referring to the fact that in the res- 
toration of war damage in Europe 
many repairs or replacements had to be 
made by hand, he said, "It became ne- 
cessary to educate a completely new 
crew of artisans who must work by 
hand in order that the feeling, one is 
tempted to say the soul, of the building 
would not be diminished." Only through 
the hand, he said, can come the love 
and devotion which make these buildings 
timeless in their atmosphere. 

Use American Materials 

Realizing that manual culture is im- 
possible in view of the advantages of 
mass production, he ui'ged Americans to 
understand that some of the benefits lost 

When Buford Ellington, Commissioner of Agriculture for the state of Tennessee, 
arrived in Jackson for the state Democratic dinner this spring, he was welcomed 
by three prominent Mississippians who were his friends and classmates at Mill- 
saps College. Appearing in the picture, left to right, are T. H. Naylor, '25, director 
of transportation for the state of Mississippi; W. E. Barksdale, '30, former A. and 
I. Board official; Ellington; and Heber Ladner, '29, secretary of state for Mis- 
sissippi. Mr. Ellington attended Millsaps during the '26-27 and '29-30 sessions. 


by the lack of hand-made materials can 
be made up through the use of Ameri- 
can materials and artists. "We have 
thought that if we paid enough for 
things made thousands of miles from us 
we'd get products superior to anything 
made at home, forgetting what the 
Greeks and Goths never forgot — that 
their own artists could express what they 
felt, because only their own could feel 
what they felt." 

He pleaded with Americans to think 
of some expression of American ideas. 
"Even in the original, Christ and his dis- 
ciples, in stylish Italian robes, eat from: 
an Italian table, in an Italian room with 
a limpid Italian landscape beyond the 

"Can we not," he said, "call back those' 
free and vigorous talents of our own 
artists to make for us new and beautiful 
and inspired objects to be residing 
places of our human spirit long after 
buildings and generations of builders 
have passed away?" 

Mr. Wolfe joined the Millsaps faculty 
in 1946. He received his B.F.A. degree 
from the Chicago Art Institute, studied 
abroad for one year, and has studied and 
taught at the Pennsylvania School oi 
Art Summer School. 

Loyal Alumnus Remembers 


In 1926 John A. Farmer was a stu- ii 
dent at Millsaps College with a greal 
deal of interest in the Band and no1 
quite as much ready cash. When the 
Band needed money Farmer planned tc 
give $10.00 but circumstances preventec Bii 
him from doing so. 

Last fall, twenty-eight years later, he 
wrote College officials telling of the 
event and enclosing a check for $100 ti 
be applied to the account of the Millsaps] 

The gift, ten times the size of th(j 
contribution Farmer originally plannec^ 
to give, could not have come at a mor«| 
appropriate time. The Band is in thd' 
midst of an expansion and improvemen 
program, and the $100 from an interest 
ed alumnus had spiritual as well as ma 
terial value. Band members and Collegii 
officials were delighted 

Our congratulations to Mr. Farmer ^i. 
His interest and loyalty — and his amaz 
ing memory — have been a morale boosijiu 
ter, and an example, for us all. ||j[,( 


educated Animals Perform 
n Breland's '% Q. Zoo" 

An abiding interest in animals and an 
iderstanding of psychology have led to 
profitable enterprise for one Millsaps 
•aduate. He is Keller Breland, '37, 
bo has turned out more than 5,000 psy- 
ologically educated animals since 1950. 
Believing that the traditional methods 
training animals through punishment 
id threats are wrong, Breland tried 
iplying modern scientific methods. He 
IS so successful that he gave up his 
b as personnel manager for Streater 
dustries in Minneapolis, and, with 
s wife, Marion, moved to a farm in 
rkansas, where they set up an animal 

Breland has attracted so much atten- 
)n with his animals that he was fea- 
red on the science page of the Feb- 
ary 28, 1955, Time magazine. He has 
ipeared with his pupils on leading tele- 
sion shows. Many of the animals are 
I exhibition in his "I. Q. Zoo" at Hot 
jrings, Arkansas, and 250 are used for 
Ivertising purposes by General Mills, 

Hens Play Baseball 
One Breland act is "Casey at the 
It," in which a hen plays baseball. 
ime gives this description of it: "It 
kes a very short time, Breland says, 
r a hen to learn that when she tugs 
; a rubber ring, an electrically operated 
it will knock a small ball toward a 
ire screen outfield and a few grains 
wheat will fall into a trough. So the 
!n pulls the ring, and then runs madly 
r 'first base' (the trough). If the 
ill is intercepted by mechanical 'de- 
nsive players,' she knows by experi- 
ice that she will have to try again, 
I she hurries back to home plate with 
sible annoyance and gives the bat an- 
her swing." 

Breland says that most of his success 
'pends on keeping the acts within the 
lown limitations of the given species, 
e thinks that pigs are the most intel- 
?ent animals that he has trained, with 
ccoons, dogs, and cats also ranking 
gh. Horses and cows rank low.„ 

Pigs Keep House 

Included on the list of animals trained 

Breland are the following: chickens 

at count, play poker, shoot popguns, 

d walk on tightropes; ducks and geese 

at beat drums; hamsters that swing on 

jpezes; rabbits that kiss each other; 

js that clean up a cluttered room; and 

ats that dance and high-jump. 

If Breland has his way, the old-type 

i^ will go out of style and will be re- 

I iced by zoos at which a spectator can 

-JGUST, 1955 

put a nickel in a slot to see the monkeys 
dance or deposit a quarter to see a "lion 
charge out of a thicket and leap with 
hideous roars on a simulated gazelle." 
This would be possible, of course, by psy- 
cliologically training the animals so that 
they would respond instinctively to the 
proper stimulus. 

Major Notes extends sincere congrat- 
ulations to the following Millsaps men 

and women who have married within 

recent months : 

Maulene Presley, '54. to John Ralph 
Broadwater, '54. Living in St. Louis, 

James Bradford Buskirk, '55, to Nancy 
Merrit. Living in Pittsboro, Missis- 

Janie Sue Haining, '55, to Billy Shep- 
pard. Living in Yazoo City. 

Fientiss Harry Hawkins, '55, to Caroline 
Sorrels. Living in Batesville, Missis- 

Helen Fay Head, '55, to John T. Lewis, 
III, '53. Living in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Jo Glyn Hughes, '54, to George Lewis 
Hunt, Jr., '55. Living in Starkville, 

Frances Moore, '55, to Tommy Woodard, 
'54. Living in Georgia, where he at- 
tends Emory L'niversity. 

Irene Elizabeth Robbins, '55, to Tommy 
Taylor. Living in Starkville, Missis- 

Ivey Hurd Wallace, '55, to Hardy Nail, 
'56. Living in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Jeanelle Howell, former student 1952-54. 
to Walter Irvin Waldrop, '55. Living 
in Fredericksburg, Virginia. 

Mary Grantham, '54, to Shelly Lockwood 
White, '55. Living in Jackson, Missis- 

Josephine Booth, '54, to Robert Kelly, 
Jr., '54. Living in Columbia, South 

Olive Josephine Coker, '54, to Bryant 
Home, Jr., '53. Living in Jackson, 

Emily Costigan, '54, to Richard H. Flow- 
ers, Jr., '53. Living in New Orleans, 

Helen Davis, '54, to Louis Hodges, '54. 
Living in Durham, North Carolina. 



Winnie Hargrove, '53-55, to Keith Dix, 
'54. Living in Spokane, Washington, 
at present — will be in Durham, North 
Carolina, in September. 

Anne Hand, '54, to Jack Dunbar, '54. 
Living in Washington, D. C. 

Mary Gene Gainey, '54, to Scott Kim- 
bell, '55. Living in Jackson, Missis- 

Sara Dennis, '54, to .Edgar A. Gossard, 
'54. Will live in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Edna Ruth Khayat. '54, to Tom Boone, 
'56. Living in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Nan Howell, '53, to Rodney A. Little, 
'54. Living in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Linda Lou McCullar, '54, to Laverne 
Buzarde. Jr., "54. Living at Emory 
L'niversity, Georgia. 

Lynn McGrath, '5'. to Charles W. .\llen, 
Jr., '54. Living in Baton Rouge, 

Betty Brand Pearson, '54, to R. B. 
Moore. Living in Greenwood, Missis- 

Betty Jo Smith, '54, to Alton Pierce. 
Living in Birmingham, .' labama. 

Peggy Jean Suthoff, '54, to Edward 
Collins, '52. Living in Georgia, where 
he attends Emory University. 

Elizabeth Anne Turner, '54, to W. H. 
i\Ioore, '54. Living in Fort Huachuca, 

Nanette Weaver, '54, to Lamar Weems, 
'53. Living in Waco, Texas. 

Joan Wilson, '54, to J. D. Holden. He 
is in Korea; she is in Richton, Missis- 

Marry Warren Huntley, '53-55, to Charles 
McSwain. Living in San Marcos, Texas. 

Cecile Brown, '53, to Rodney Clement, 
'54. Living in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Frances Jo Peacock, '54, to Louie C. 
Short, '50-53. Living in New Orleans, 

Cecilia Ridgeway, '55, to John C. Gilli- 
land, '54. Living in Jackson, Missis- 

Annabelle Crisler, '53, to Lt. Joel G. 
King, Jr. Living in Warren, Arizona. 

Virginia Edge, '53, to John Wilson 
Moore, '53. Living in New Orleans, 

Esther Coker, '53-55, to Thomas E. Wil- 
son, III, '54. Living in Charlottesville, 

Feggye Jo Falkner, '54, to John W. 
Morris, '52-54. Living in Auburn, Ala- 

Ethel Clement, '52-55, to Robert H. 
West. Living in Canton, Mississippi. 

Lt. Kersh Walters, 1948-50, to Lt. Shir- 
ley Freva Sandberg. Living in Korea. 

Betty Jo Powell, 1951-54, to Paul Wal- 
ters, 1951-53. He is in Germany. She 
is waiting in New Albany, Mississippi. 

Robert Sylvester Graham, '48, to Mar- 
garet Helen Easterling. Living in 
Jackson, Mississippi. 



Gay Nineties 

Dr. Joseph A. Applewhite, who is the 

surviving member of the graduating 
class of 1896, lives in Portland, Oregon, 
where he recently retired from the ac- 
tive practice of medicine, the profession 
which he served for more than fifty 
years. Other members of the class were 
J. T. Calhoun, S. Gordon Green, and 
Aquila .John McCormick. 

Two members of the class of '97 have 
moved their places of residence recently 
and are now residing with their sons. 
They are the Reverend William B. Jones, 
the oldest living graduate of Millsaps 
College, who lives in Nashville, and the 
Reverend L. E. Alford, now living in 

There will he those who read this col- 
umn who will remember when Percy 
Clifton, '98, taught Greek at Millsaps 
before the turn of the century. An ex- 
ceptional student in the language, Mr. 
Clifton- was pressed into service during 
his undergraduate days and continued 
to teach for a while after he received his 

Among those returning to the campus 
Homecoming for the first time in many 
years was F. E. Carruth, 1898-99, of 
Johnson Station, Mississippi. Mr. Car- 
ruth came with his brother and his 
wife, Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Carruth, '05, 
who live in Summit. 


A very interesting letter from J. P. 
Dabney, '00, conveyed his regrets at his 
inability to attend the reunion of the 
class of 1900 on Homecoming. He re- 
called the lectures of Judge Mayes and 
Judge Harper to the law class in the 
letter and gave valuable information 
to the alumni office regarding his class- 

Morris Chambers. '00, who lives in 
Shreveport, Louisiana, was a welcome 
visitor to the campus on Alumni Day 
last spring. Mr. Chambers made the 
trip by train and was an early arrival 
for the day's activities. He visited rel- 
atives in Clinton during his stay in 

A very challenging job as promotion 
secretary of Sunny Shores Villas in St. 


Petersburg, Florida, keeps the Reverend 
Robert A. Clark, '01, busy each day. 
A home for retired persons under the 
sponsorship of the Methodist Church, 
Sunny Shores Villas offers a room, fur- 
nished with private bath and entrance, 
and meals for $5,000 and a moderate 
monthlv fee. 

R. P. Neblett, Sr., '01, lives in Shel- 
by, Mississippi, where he is enjoying his 
retirement after nearly a half century 
of service as a Methodist minister. 
Alumni officials appreciated his good 
wishes sent before Alumni Day. 

The Reverend W. L. Duren, '02, lives in 
New Orleans, having retired after a 
lifetime of outstanding service to the 
Methodist Church. 

It was most appropriate that the first 
person to respond to the 1954-55 mem- 
bership roll call was Mrs. Mary (Hollo- 
man) Scott, '02, who lives in Jackson. 
Mrs. Scott will be remembered as the 
first coed graduate and the first woman 
to receive a Masters Degree from Mill- 
saps College. 

The alumni office is indebted to Dr. 
B. Z. Welch, '04, of Biloxi, because of 
his splendid cooperation with efforts to 
locate missing alumni. He has furnish- 
ed us with a long list of correct ad- 
dresses. Dr. Welch attended Ilome- 
ccming and was honored with other 
members of the class of 1901. 

After an outstanding career as a law- 
yer, S. M. Graham, '05, of Meridian, has 
retired because of illness. He sent good 
wishes to the members of his class 
attending nomeeoming. 

Mrs. O. S. Lewis (Evelyn Cook), V/hit- 

worth College '06, is the gracious and 
charming wife of Dr. 0. S. Lewis, '03, 
of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, last year's 
Founder's Day speaker and recipient of 
the honorary degree of Doctor of Divi- 
nity at graduation. The Lewises are in 
attendance at every alumni function 
held on the campus. 

Dr. Wirt A. Williams, '07, has retired 
as head of the Social Science Depart- 
ment at Delta State Teachers College 
after 29 years of distinguished service 
as a member of the faculty, a writer, 
and an outstanding churchman. 

Two Millsaps College graduates whc 
are enjoying the grandeur of the greal ' 
Northwest are the Reverend J. A. 
McKee, '07, retired minister, and tht 
Reverend Mirl Whitaker, '43, who is en- 
gaged in the administrative phase of so 
cial work. They both reside in Walk 
Walla, Washington. 

James A. Blount, '08, of Charleston 
Mississippi, is another alumnus whosi 
loyalty to the College is an inspiration t< 
the staff and Association officials. Mr 
Blount is on hand for every alumni func 
tion he can possibly attend. He is ; 
prominent lawyer in Charleston. 

After a colorful career in the Unitec 
States Navy, Captain Joseph H. Brooks 
'09, is now retired and living in Jackson 
His son, Joseph H. Brooks, IV, '41, is i 
successful journalist in San Diego, Call 

Birmingham, Alabama, is the home 
town of at least two dozen Millsaps Col 
lege alumni. Among them is Charles R 
Rew, '10. Mr. Rew is the owner of th' 
Alabama Appliance and Manufacturinj 
Company, located in the "Pittsburg o 
the South." 


Dr. H. C. Henderson, '11, is serving a 
the minister of Preston Hollow Methodis 
Church in Dallas, Texas, and has as hi 
associate the Reverend and Mrs. Jef 
Campbell (Sheila Tranp), 1949-52. Mris 
Campbell received her BA degree fror 
SMU but still calls Millsaps "home." 


R. E. Steen, '12, for many years 
Llississippi educator, is now a resider- 
of Ormond Beach, Florida, where he an 
Mrs. Steen own one of the state's man 
attractive motels. The Steens are dt 
voting much of their time to work i 
the Methodist Church in Ormond Bead 

Bill Colmer, 1909-12, who was recentli 
re - elected Mississippi's congressma: 
from the sixth district, was a campu 
reporter for the Daily News when Y 
was a student at Millsaps College. H 
is as popular in Washington, D. C, i 
he is in his home district. 

A. B. and J. E. Johnson, '13, wef 
known North Mississippi lawyers, resiti 
in Batesville, Mississippi. They wri? 
that they enjoy mail received from tl 



liege and that they are happy to hear 
its steady growth and progress. 

J. B. Honeycutt, '13, who lives in 
illas, Texas, wrote requesting to be 
aced on the Purple and White mailing 
t. He is a retired teacher and is active 
the real estate business. 

The reverend J. B. Cain. '14, pastor 

the Magnolia Methodist Church, help- 

us obtain the correct addresses of 

>'ht missing alumni in a recent letter. 

!s daughter, Loyee, won first place 
the national KDE convention recently 

r her radio play. A 1955 graduate of 

ilhaven College, Miss Cain took Eng- 

h literature at Millsaps from Mrs. 

. F. Goodman. 

J. H. Sasser, '15, who is president of 
e Carthage Bank in Carthage, Missis- 
jpi, very generously responded to our 
11 for help in locating missing persons 
cently and came up with four names 
d their correct addresses. 

After forty years of service to Mis- 
!sippi's public school system, Knox M. 
com, '15, retired last September. Mr. 
■oom is known throughout the nation 

"The Father of Mississippi's System 

Junior Colleges." 

From Malvina, Mississippi, comes a 
ilcome note from Mrs. J. D. Dorroh 
lary Griffin), Grenada College 'l(i, 
C(uiring regarding the status of Gre- 
da College graduates and former stu- 
nts. Whitworth and Grenada alum- 
8 are considered members of the Mill- 
ps College Alumni Association. 

Annie Lester, '16, has a full schedule 
th her math classes at Central High 

Jackson, but she's never too busy to 
ntribute to the community in many 
'ferent ways. As superintendent of 
e Senior Department at Capitol Street 
sthodist Church, Miss Lester is doing 

outstanding work. 

Mrs. H. B. Christie (Loie Clontz), '17, 

teaching Latin at Durham Senior 

gh School in Durham, North Carolina. 

One of New Orleans' most prominent 
izens is Rabbi Julian B. Fiebelman, 
', who is in demand as a speaker at 
•ic organizations and educational in- 
tutions as well as church affairs. He 
3 returned to his alma mater to speak 
several occasions. 

businessman and civic and church leader 
i'l the capitol city. Mr. Lester gives a 
generous portion of his time to his 
church despite the fact that his work 
requires many thousands of miles of 
travel each year. 

A lovely Vermont countryside is the 
setting for the home of the Reverend 
R. E. Simpson, '20, who, with his wife, 
is engaged in the ministry at "Merry- 
brook,'' a home and spiritual retreat on 
the edge of Wells, Vermont. 


Classmates of Edgar D. Gunning, '121, 
will be interested to learn that he is a 
resident of Chicago and is enjoying a 
successful career in the field of real 
estate in the "Windy City." 

Dr. Austin Joyner, 1919-22, is a mem- 
ber of the staff of the Lederle Labora- 

It's easy to see Susan Taylor Patterson 
has the old man completely under her 
spell. Notice the dainty right hand 
making him give with the funny faces! 
She's the daughter of Ken and Marlene 
(Brantley) Patterson, '49-.i0 and '50-53, 
who have returned to Jackson after 
living in Atlanta. 

tories Division of the American Cyana- Company and is living in Pearl 
Piver, New York. 

)ne of the busiest members of the 
ss of 1919 is Garner Lester, Jackson, 

Residents of Northeast Mississippi are 
well aware of the splendid work Virginia 
Thomas, '23, Grenada College, is doing 
in the area of educational work in the 
rural church. Miss Thomas is located 
in Tupelo, Mississippi, but her job keeps 
her "on the go" most of the time. She 
was a member of the staff of the De- 
partment of Religion at Millsaps prior 
to World War IL 

O. B. Triplett, Jr.. '24, Forest, Missis- 
sippi, attorney, leads a busy and useful 
life. He was an active official in the 
Million for Millsaps campaign, an of- 
ficer of the Mississippi State Bar Asso- 
ciation, the Andrew Jackson area coun- 
cil for the Boy Scouts of America, and 
served on the Alumni Association's 
Alumnus-of -the- Year committee. 

Shouldering her share of the respon- 
sibility for the building of a strong- 
Alumni Association has been Mrs. S. R. 
Evans (Lorine McMuUan), '25, who has 
served as president of the Greenwood 
Area Millsaps Club and a member of 
the Board of Directors. She has attend- 
ed all Jackson meetings of the Associa- 
tion faithfully. 

Mrs. Erwin Heinen (Emily Plummer), 
'25, is a resident of Belleaire, Texas. 
Her schedule has been a busy one this 
year with son Herbert engaged in the 
many activities of a high school senior 
and daughter Nancy Blanton marrying 
on September 4. Miss Heinen was mar- 
ried in Christ Church Cathedral in Hous- 
ton to Earl Luetge. The newly weds 
graduated from the University of Texas, 
where Kancy was a member of Gamma 
I hi Beta and Earl was a Pi Kappa Al- 

A member of the class of 1926 in at- 
tendance at the organization of the 
Meridian Area Millsaps Club was James 
H. Webb, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, 
who is teaching in that east Mississippi 
town. Mr. and Mrs. Webb sent words of 
encouragement to Club'organizers which 
were greatly appreciated. 

James E. Paxter, '26, Meridian Junior 
College administrator and former coach 
of the Meridian Wildcats, is a member 
of the legislature of the state of Missis- 

George Greenway, '27, of Washington, 
D. C, is now affiliated with the Army 
Intelligence after several years of serv- 
ice with the Library of Congress. As 
an avocation he writes poetry and short 
stories, a continuation of his literary 
activity during Millsaps days. 

The biography of Bill Ewing, '27, is 
given in the 1954-55 edition of Who's 
Who in America. He is managing editor 
of the Star Bulletin in Honolulu, Hawaii. 
During his days at Millsaps, Bill was 
editor of the Purple and White and a 
reporter for the Jackson Daily News. 
Ht- is known to millions for his reporting 
for the Associated Press. 

GUST, 1955 


Orrin Swayze, '27, of Jackson, has re- 
cently been elected executive vice-pi-es- 
ident of the First National Bank. He is 
married to the former Catherine Power, 
'27, who has served as vice-president 
of the Alumni Association. Two daugh- 
ters are graduates of Millsaps College. 

The class of 1928 is doing its part 
in keeping enrollment at a high level 
at Millsaps College. Colonel and Mrs. 
Robert A. Blount, of San Antonio, Texas, 
(Alice Ridgway, '29) are represented by 
their son, Richard Blount, a sophomore. 
The Reverend Roy A. Grisham, of Cleve- 
land, Mississippi, enrolled his son, Roy 
Grisham, Jr., as a sophomore this year; 
and the Reverend and Mrs. Roy Wolfe 
(Jimmie Hillman, '53), of Meridian, have 
Roy, Jr., carrying on the Wolfe tradi- 
tion as a junior. 

The day has come when second and 
third generation Millsaps families are no 
longer an oddity, much to the delight of 
the faculty and staff. Another such 
family is headed by Harold Graves, '29, 
whose lovely and talented daughter. 
Mary Lynn, '55, was a leader on the 
campus. She is one of the few women 
students in the history of the College to 
become editor of the Purple and White. 

Up from Biloxi for Homecoming on 
October 23 were Mr. and Mrs. Harry 
Cavalier (Helen Welch), '30. Mrs. Cava- 
lier was one of a number of alumni hon- 
ored because they were members of 
classes selected for recognition during 
the day. 


Benjamin S. Harrell, '31, visited his 
parents, Dr. and Mrs. G. L. Harrell, '99, 
in October during the time between 
flights. He is chief pilot in charge of 
operations for Pan American Airways 
in the Pacific and Alaskan area. 

E. B. Bell, '31, is receiving the con- 
giatulations of his friends following his 
marriage to Frances Decell, '32, in 
Broadmeadow Methodist Church in 
Jackson several months ago. He is a 
member of the staff of the State High- 
way Department and Mrs. Bell is Di- 
rector of Christian Education at Broad- 
meadow Church. 

Gy'Celle Tynes, '33, is one of the Col- 
lege's most active alumni, serving as 
chairman of the Membership Committee 
of the Alumni Association during the 
1954-55 session. He and his wife, Dor- 
othy Cowen Tynes, '36, attended Home- 
coming. Their son Larry is a junior 


at Millsaps and is a promising young 
member of the Millsaps Players and the 

field of political activity. He is mayoi 
of Leland, Mississippi. 

John T. Kimball, '34, formerly execu- 
tive vice-president of the Arizona Pub- 
lic Service Company, recently resigned 
to accept the vice-presidency of the 
Idaho Power Company. Mr. Kimball 
assumed his new duties, which include 

Although August isn't exactly the Christ- 
mas season, this was such an appealing 
picture that we had to use it. They're the 
children of Rachel Breland Moorhead 
(Mrs. Arthur), '34. Left to right, these 
charmers are Mary, John, and Genia. 
The Brelands live in AVashington, D. C. 

general managership of the company, 
on October 1. He is married to the for- 
mer Louise Day, '44, and they have 
one son, John Jr., 20, and two daughters, 
Bethane, 17, and Mary Sue, 14. 

On hand for Homecoming activities 
and receiving tickets for the game with 
Mississippi College were Dr. and Mrs. 
Fred McDonnell, of Hazlehurst, (Alice 
Weems), '34. 

Here for Homecoming were the three 
McGaheys. Traveling the greatest dis- 
tance was Arlyne McGahey Jones, '35, 
who is doing an outstanding job as a 
member of the staff of the Department 
of Mathematics at the University of 
Alabama. In the party was W. L. Mc- 
Gahey, 1905-08, land commissioner for 
the state of Mississippi, and Evelyn Mc- 
Gahey, '40, secretary to the governor of 
the state. 

Dr. W. L. Walton, '35, is employed by 
the General Electric Corporation as a 
research chemist in Schenectady, New 
York. Following his graduation from 
Millsaps he engaged in graduate study 
and later received his Ph.D. degree from 
the University of Illinois. 

Bill Caraway, '35, whose performances 
with the Millsaps Players are well re- 
membered, has been successful in the 

A recent addition to the staff of Blue 
Mountain College is Brooks Haynes, '36i 
who is director of music for the girls 
school in northeast Mississippi. He re- 
ceived his MA degree from the Cincin- 
nati Conservatory of Music and ha; 
dene work on his doctorate at Indians 

A new home, three children, and j 
full-time job teaching keep Martha 
(Suydam) Thornton, '36, busy arounc 
the clock. The Thorntons live in New 
port Beach, California. 

Leora White Thompson, Millsaps '37 
ii now in western Germany teaching ii 
the American Junior High School fo 
dependents of army personnel. She find: I 
time for travel through much of Ger 
many, Switzerland, and France. Mr,-^ 
Thompson is rapidly learning converse 
tional German and is taking lessons ii 
French from the daughter of a Frencl 

Out Texas way we have Mrs. Bill Mc 
Clintock (Catherine Wofford), 1936-8'J 
who is the mother of two boys. The Mc 
Clintocks live in Huntsville. 

One of an increasing number of Mill 
saps graduates and former students wh 
are serving as directors of religious edtf 
cation is Wealtha Suydam, '37. She i 
01. the staff of the Newport Bead 
California, Methodist Church. 

M. F. Adams, '38, who lives in Memi 
phis, writes that he has "the same jol 
same likes, same family, same loves 
same home, with TV added." 


A Millsaps College graduate who i ' 
in great demand as a referee for colleg " 
and high school games in the Southeai 
is M. J. (Red) Bullock, '38, prominer 
Mississippi educator. He is now servin 
as principal of the high school in Mosf?" 
Point, Mississippi, and was an official sli 
the 1955 Sugar Bowl game. \:k 

James S. Conner, '38, has replac€.«|jj 

William S. Cameron, 1924-26, as execife. 
five secretary of the Church Council fd 
Alcohol Education. Reverend Camercji 
is now pastor of the East End MetW 
dist Church in Meridian. Reverend Coi 
ner, who is married to the former Betl 
Langdon, '47, was serving as pastor ' 
the Port Gibson Methodist Church b 
fore his present assignment. The Co: 
ners are living in Jackson. 


After several years as a chaplain 
the U. S. Navy, the Reverend Carrn 


■ner, '38, is serving as pastor of the 
sley Memorial Methodist Church in 
ittanooga. An attractive drawing of 
church on Reverend Varner's sta- 
lery depicts a beautiful building. 

lobert Ivy, '39, Is located in Coluni- 
, Mississippi, vi^here he is adminis- 
ter of the Doster Hospital in that 
'. He was a welcome visitor to the 
ipus last spring. 

Residents of northeast Jackson are 
jying the ministry of the Reverend 
d Bush, '39, who is rector of St. 
les Episcopal Church. A native of 
okhaven, Fred will be remembered 

his contribution to the bass section 
he Millsaps Singers, his never-failing 
3e of humor, and his membership in 

instrumental foursome which raised 
ley for the Million for the Master 

ue Frances Watkins, '39, was one of 
reasons the Grenada Area Millsaps 
b dinner was such a successful and 
)yable experience for the Millsaps 
■f members in attendance. Miss Wat- 
> is teaching in Grenada High School 
ir several years in the Clarksdale 
ool System. 

lorence Worthington arranged her 
ition so that she could attend Home- 
mg iTi October. She works in Wash- 
;on, D. C, holding a job in the Index 
artment of the National Geographic 

ow in his second year as Assistant 
n of the Chapel and Director of the 
lent Christian Association at Prince- 
University, the Reverend Wiley C. 
z is continuing his service in the 
i of religious work on university 
puses. He is completing work on 
doctorate in the Columbia Univer- 
-Union Theological Seminary joint 

rs. Percy H. Shue, (Delores Dye), 
iving in Eureka, Kansas, where her 
)and is the newly elected president 
;oger Babson College. 

r. Carl Miller received his Doctor of 
osophy degree from the University 
irginia last year and is now a pro- 
)r of English at V. M. I. in Lexing- 
Virginia. Carl was a welcome vis- 
to the campus several months ago. 

llsaps College alumni of the 1937-41 
will remember Willard "Blondie" 

Samnels and his strong left arm on the 
football field. "Blondie" is the owner 
of a bakery in Cleveland, Mississippi. 

Tom Robertson, of Purple and White 

editorship fame, has received a grant 
from Vanderbilt University for study 
leading to the attainment of a Doctor of 
Philosophy degree in English. 

One of Jackson's most talented mu- 
sicians, Shaw Enochs, has been appointed 
director of the adult choir of the Broad- 
meadow Methodist Church in Jackson. 
Shaw is married to the former Roberta 
Kimmell, of Harlingen, Texas. The 
Enochs have two children. Sherry, aged 
8, and Karen, 6. 

John Paul Brown is associate pastor 
of First Methodist Church in Dallas, 
Texas, the largest Methodist church in 
the world. 


A letter from Mrs. J. Stanley Gresley 
(Jane Landstreet), who lives in Little 
Rock, Arkansas, was a real morale boos- 
ter. The Reverend Gresley is now in 
his second year in the ministry of the 
Episcopal church. He serves as assist- 
ant priest of Trinity Cathedral. Two 
children grace the Gresley home, John, 
Jr., 5, and Lucile, 2. 

A letter expressing regret that she 
was unable to attend Homecoming was 
received from Mrs. John H. Sivley 
(.Martha Mansfield), who lives in Cov- 
ington, Tennessee. The reason Martha 
gave for her inability to attend the 
meeting was the arrival several months 
earlier of twin boys. Hearty congratu- 
lations to the Sivleys on the happy 

Avery Philip, former business manager 
of the Millsaps Singers, visited the 
campus this summer and found many of 
his former professors and associates on 
hand to greet him. Avery received his 
Ph.D. degree in education and psychol- 
ogy from the University of Mississippi 
and is teaching at Mount Union College 
in Alliance, Ohio. 

James Ogden is in Arabia on the staff 
of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company. He 
writes, after his visit to the campus last 
year, that he enjoyed reading the Presi- 
dent's Report to the Board of Trustees. 

Mrs. Herbert A. Zimmerman (Ellanita 
Sells) is in Hong Kong with her husband 
and family. They are missionaries serv- 
ing at the Lutheran Augustana Mission. 

The Zimmermans are three now with 
Tinker, aged 6, born in China; Cathey, 
4, born in Minneapolis; and now Ste- 
phan, born May 8, 1954, in Hong Kong. 
Should there be any other Millsaps 
alumni or friends roaming about that 
pert of the world, they are always wel- 
come at Villa Augustana, the Zimmer- 
man home in Hong Knog. 

Members of the newest Methodist 
church in Ruston, Louisiana, engaged 
the services of Mrs. Sam K. Baldwin 
(Kathleen Stanley) as their choir di- 
rector. Kathleen, whose alto voice was 
was one of Millsaps Singers' finest, is 
serving her church well. Sam is the 
owner of a jewelry store in Ruston. The 
Baldwins have three fine children. 

Neal Cirlot is the new Public Rela- 
tions Manager for the Mississippi Hos- 
pital and Medical Service with head- 
quarters in Jackson. Neal was one 
of the Majors' most capable athletes a 
decade or so ago. 


One of the reasons the Memphis Area 
Millsaps Club has been such a great suc- 
cess is the loyalty and hard work of the 
Jim Stuckenschneiders (Emma Gene Gai- 
ney). Jim has served as chairman of 
the Club's membership committee and 
is the newly elected president. 

A Millsaps marriage which got its 
start during the V-12 days was the 
union of Cornelia Ratcliff and Ed 
Rathke, of the Navy unit on the cam- 
pus. The Rathkes live in Irvine, Ken- 
tucky, and are the parents of two sons. 

J. W. Holston is pastor of the Meth- 
odist Church in Newton, Mississippi. 
Before being assigned to the East Mis- 
sissippi church, he served as assistant 
pastor of Galloway Memorial Church in 
Jackson and pastor of the Wesson Meth- 
odist Church. 


Methodist youth in .A.labama and Mis- 
sissippi know and admire Nina Reeves, 
who, as Director of Youth Work for the 
North Alabama Conference, is much in 
demand at youth assemblies and camps. 
She has headquarters in Birmingham. 

One of the main reasons for the great 
year of growth experienced by the Mill- 
saps College Alumni Association during 
the 1953-54 term was the "power behind 
the president," Mrs. Zach Taylor, Jr., 
(Dorothy Jones). Dot's cooperation, pa- 
tience, and good ideas helped hubby Zach 

JST, 1955 


furnish splendid leadership to the orga- 
nization. The Taylors live in Jackson 
and have three children. 


The Reverend and Mrs. Sam Barefield 
(Mary Nell Sells) are favorites among 
whe students at Mississippi Southern 
College in Hattiesburg, where Sam is 
director of the Wesley Foundation, an 
organization for Methodist students at 
State-owned institutions. 

A 1946 graduate who is active in civic 
affairs is Mrs. Wayne Derrington (Clara 
Foy), who has been vice-president of 
the Jaycettes of Jackson, Mississippi, an 
organization composed of wives of mem- 
bers of the Junior Chamber of Com- 


Rupert Hester received his Ph.D. de- 
gree in psychology from Duke Univer- 
sity last summer. Earlier graduate study 
was completed at Columbia University, 
where he received his Master of Arts 

After two years on the staff of Vir- 
ginia Military Institute, John Ballard 
Breazeale is working on his doctorate 
in physics at the University of Virginia. 
He is married to the former Billie My- 
ers, of Jackson. The Breazeales have 
three children, all girls. 

M. L. McCormick, .Jr., one of Merid- 
ian's most capable young businessmen, 
is the immediate past president of the 
city's Junior Chamber of Commerce. He 
and his fellow Jaycees sponsored the 
Millsaps-Livingston State Teachers Col- 
lege game in October. M. L. helped with 
the organization of the Meridian Area 
Club, in addition to all of his other 

Mrs. Jim Worley (Rosemary Nichols), 
is living in Princeton, New Jersey, 
where her husband is working on his 
doctorate at the University. Mr. Wor- 
ley taught in the Millsaps summer 
school several years ago. 

After an illness which barely missed 
taking his life, Fred Simmons, of Co- 
lumbia, Mississippi, with the loving care 
of his mother, Mrs. Bex'tha Simmons, has 
made a painfully slow but steady fight 
for recovery over a period of seven 
years. Confined to his bed for many 
months, Fred now is able to move about. 
His mother asks the prayers of his class- 
mates for his complete recovery. 


Mrs. Otto H. Walasek, (Ann Stock- 
ton), is living in Zion, Illinois, where 
her husband is engaged in research on 
antibiotics at Abbot Laboratories. The 
Walaseks have one son, Richard, aged 3. 
Zion is eight miles north of Chicago. 

After several years of capable serv- 
ice on the staff, James Longinotti has 
been promoted to assistant manager of 
J. C. Penney's department store in Jack- 

The young man caught right in the mid- 
dle of the act is Lawrence Hudson, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hudson (Becky 
Ely, '47), of Honolulu, Hawaii. Further 
investigation revealed that he was look- 
ing for the long overdue copy of the 
alumni magazine. 

Dr. James R. Thornhil] has received 
his Masters degree in oral surgery from 
Baylor University and is practicing in 
the city of Dallas, Texas. He is special- 
izing in all forms of dental surgery and 
reports that wreck victims form a con- 
siderable portion of his practice. 

The first child of Mr. and Mrs. Gor- 
dan Hase (Ethel Eastman) was baptized 
in Moss Point by Dr. M. L. Smith, for- 
mer president of Millsaps College and 
pastor of the Moss Point Methodist 
Church. Ethel was prominent in the 
work of the Millsaps Players. 


Anne Smith is enjoying a tour of 
duty with the WAVES in London, Eng- 
land. She holds the i-ank of Lieutenant, 
junior grade. 

Mrs. Allen S w a r t s (Mary Jan i 
Knight) is living in Hopkinsville, Keri 
tucky, which is near Fort Campbel 
Kentucky, where her husband, Sergean 
Allen Swarts, is stationed. Mrs. Swart 
has accepted a position as assistant V. 
brarian at the hospital library for th 
U, S. Army Hospital at Fort Campbel 

James Lett has accepted a job wit I 
Chance-Vaught Aircraft Company an 
is living in Lancaster, California. 

The Reverend Ratha Doyle McGe; 

served as a resource leader at the Un ■ 
versify of Tennessee mid-winter convt; 
cation of the Methodist Church. Rath: 
is a resident of Chattanooga. 


After receiving his Bachelor of D' 
vinity degree from Emory University i' 
Atlanta, Georgia, the Reverend Charli 
Randle returned to Mississippi to tai 
up the active ministry on the Algom' 
Charge in the North Mississippi Coi 
ference of the Methodist Church. 

Mrs. Poteat Turner(Betty Ann Wi 
Hams) is a first grade teacher in Greei 
ville, Mississippi. She is the wife ( 
Poteat Turner, who was reported mlsi 
ing in action during the Koi'ean conflic 
The Turners have one child, a daughte 

The U. S. Department of Agricultu] 
has announced the appointment of Al 
tonio Sekul as a chemist at the Nav 
Stores Station in Olustee, Florida. F 
received his MS degree from the Ur 
versify of Mississippi in 1952. 

James Minnis is enrolled in the Soul 
ern Baptist Theological Seminary 
Louisville, Kentucky, where he is e 
gaged in study leading to a Bachel 
of Divinity degree and an eventual p 
sition as a professor of religion in 
liberal arts college of the Baptist Chun 



Cora Lucille Collins has been awardJj 

the degree of Master of Social Work l| 

the University of Southern Californil 

The commencement exercises took plajlj,, 

on June 12, 1954. 


A life of service in one of the mc) 
noble professions is the choice of ElB*' 
Hubbard, who has recently gone to TiWK 
rea as a missionary. Dot is teachiw'li 
English, typing, and shorthand at Eww'it! 
University in Seoul. 

George "Chuck" Hall and Dale Ov. 
meyer are located in Venezuela with 1 ]., . 



ilogical department of the Gulf Re- 
ing Company after doing graduate 
dy in geology at Southern Methodist 

Irs. L. S. Chatham (Bettye Sue 
en) is living in Liberty, Mississippi, 
jre her husband is engaged in the 
eral practice of medicine. The Chat- 
fis are the proud parents of a fine boy, 
il, who recently celebrated his second 


Ir. and Mrs. Wayne Mayer (Jewel 
I) are in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He 
.tudying at the University of Minne- 
i while Jewel teaches the sixth grade, 
ause of her Southern voice, she was 
nea pig in a course in present-day 
flish recently. 

'eggy Parrish is the new director of 
Idren's Work for the Memphis Con- 
;nce of the Methodist Church and, 
in she's not in the field, she's in her 
ce at Lambuth College in Jackson, 
messee. The best wishes of all of 
friends at Millsaps and across the 
ae are extended to Peggy. 

L Carnegie Foundation grant for 
duate study has been awarded to 
les Ray Aldridge, who has received 
release to inactive duty from the 
S. Navy. He has enrolled in Peabody 
lege in Nashville. 

lillsaps alumni vacationing in Old 
dco should take time to call Patsy 
rtinson, who is in Mexico City, where 
is a member of the secretarial staff 
the American Embassy. 

>ne of Alumni Association's most ef- 
ent and loyal club officers is Martha 
ight, who is secretary of the Meridian 
:a group. Martha worked with other 
icers to turn out ninety alumni for 
October 2 meeting in Meridian. She 
secretary to the pastor of Central 
".hodist Church. 


'rs. Walter Dean (Anne Roberts) 

ks with teenagers at the YWCA in 
xville while her husband works to- 
d his doctorate in chemistry at the 
versity of Tennessee. 

^^0 Millsaps College graduates who 
; selected from officers in the Naval 
!rve Medical Corps to do research 

in aviation medicine are William Miller 
and Ray Haddad. Only two billets were 
open for the assignment in the entire 
Eighth Naval District and Miller and 
Kaddad were chosen above a large num- 
ber of naval officers. They are enrolled 
in Medical School at Tulane University. 

William L. Weenis was recently hon- 
ored as one of the top ten students in 
his class at the Baylor University Col- 
lege of Medicine. He will receive his 
MD degree in June, 1956. 

The campus — west side looking south. 
Still a beautiful sight despite the ice 
storm of 1950. There's Burton Hall 
to the left. 

Lelia Bruce, of Jackson, case worker 
with the Family Service Association, 
has been awarded a graduate assistant- 
ship by the University of Tennessee for 
completing her study for her Masters 
degree in social work. Only two such 
assistantships are awarded annually. 
She is an outstanding clubwoman and 
civic leader in Jackson. 

Zweibrucken, Germany, -is a far cry 
from the copy-littered office of the 
Purple and White on the Millsaps Col- 
lege campus, bat Van Cavett is doing 
fine in his military assignment, accord- 
ing to the latest reports. In case you're 
in the vicinity, Turenne Caserne is his 
address in Zweibrucken. 

A thrilling adventure as a US-2, a 
program of the Methodist Board of Mis- 
sions, is being experienced by Martha 
Sue Montgomery. She is a house mother 
in the Ethyl Harpst Home in Cedartown, 


Johnny Howell, the .Durant dramatist 
and all-around campus favorite, is now 
enrolled in graduate school at Tulane 
University, where he occasionally sees 
Audrey Jennings and Dee Ford for 
reminiscing- sessions about Millsaps days. 
The girls are in graduate school, too. 

Jerry Williamson sent greetings and 
best wishes for Homecoming from SMU, 
where he is enrolled in the Perkins 
School of Theology. 

Another Millsaps marriage of interest 
t3 ail of us was the early 1954 wedding 
of Louise Hight and Veager Hudson. 
They are now located at Eden, Missis- 
sippi, where Yeager is serving as a 
Methodist minister. 

Carolyn Baria is engaged in some 
very interesting work in New York 
City. She is a staff member at the 
Warner Street Community Center, an 
underprivileged section of the city. 

Members of Jefferson Street Metho- 
dist Church in Natchez are welcoming 
Bernice Edgar, who is now serving as 
Educational Director of the southwest 
Mississippi church. She joins a long 
list of Millsaps alumni who are serving 
their church and their fellowman in this 

Books Donated As 

The Millsaps College library has re- 
ceived a gift of resource books for use 
in the foreign languages section from 
Mrs. Paul J. Miller, of Washington, D. C. 
The gift was made in memory of Mrs. 
Miller's brother, Graham McFarlane, 
1942 Millsaps graduate, who lost his life 
in the Texas City, Texas, explosion. 

Jlr. McFarlane, who was a chemist 
with the Monsanto Chemical Company, 
was killed while assisting with rescue 
operations following the initial explos- 
ion. He was married to the former Eva- 
line Khayat, who received her Bachelor 
of Arts degree in 1942. The McFarlanes 
had one child, a daughter. 

;UST, 1955 



Saturday, October 22, 1955 


Tentative Program 

Final plans for the weekend have not been made, but the 
agenda listed below will probably be followed with only minor 

Friday, October 21 

6:30 Dinner Meeting — Early Days Club* Cafeteria 

Saturday, October 22 


10:00 Registration Christian Center Foyer 

11:00 Student- Alumni Rally Campus 

12:00 Lunch with the Students Cafeteria 


1:30 Parade (Forms on Campus Drive) 

2:30 Variety Program Christian Center Auditorium 

Alumnus-of-the-Year Award 

4:00 Inspection of New Library — Tour of the Campus 

6:00 Homecoming Banquet Cafeteria 

The following classes will be honored as Reunion 
Classes: '54, '53, '52, '51; '35, '34, '33, '32; '16, 
'15, '14, '13; and 1906 and before. 

* Early Days Club — graduates and former students who received 
their degrees or attended 50 years ago or more. 





lillsaDS College Bulletin 

cA Homecoming Highlight— 

Qlass Reunions 

cA Wonderful Experience! 

The success of Homecoming Day 
can be measured by the happy 
expressions pictured on this page. 
These smiling men and women 
were among the members of the 
reunion classes who came back for 
that exciting celebration. The pic- 
tures and their subjects, reading 
from the top of the page are as 
follows: Classes of 1951-54, left 
to right, sitting: Mrs. Lenora 
Grace Lee, (Lenora Grace Thomp- 
son), Mrs. Sid Champion (Mary 
Lipsy), Mrs. .Joe F. Blakeney (Vir- 
ginia Peebles), Jody Ann Blakeney, 
Mrs. Bill Martin (Milly East); 
standing: Norma Norton, Mrs. J. 
D. Holden (Joan Wilson), Mrs. L. 
S. Chatham (Pepe Wren), Lamar 
Wells, and Lt. Joe Frank Blakeney; 
"Early Days" classes, left to right. 
Dr. Tommy Ross, Alumni Associa- 
tion president, the Reverend L. P. 
Wasson, Mrs. Wasson, Mrs. O. S. 
Lewis; "Early Days" classes, left 
to right, bottom row: Morris 
Chambers, Dr. J. M. Sullivan, The 
Reverend H. A. Gatlin, Felix 
Grant; top row: F. E. Carruth, 
Mrs. Carruth, The Reverend O. S. 
Lewis, James D. Tillman, Judge 
George Noble; Classes of 1932-35, 
left to right, Mrs. Reynolds Cheney 
(Winifred Green), Mrs. Kenneth 
Bradley, Kenneth Bradley, Norman 
Bradley, Mrs. Norman Bradley 
(Frances Weems), and Mayor Bill 
Caraway. Caraway and Mrs. Nor- 
man Bradley graduated from Whit- 
worth before coming to Millsaps. 

Next Year The Following 
Classes Have Reunions: 

1950, 1949, 1948, 1947 
1931, 1930, 1929, 1928 
1912, 1911, 1910, 1909 
1907 and Before 

Don't Miss Yours! 



Recognized as one of the na- 
tion's truly outstanding collegi- 
ate dramatic groups, the Mill- 
saps Players present only the 
finest of the world's great 
plays. We are proud to feature 
as our cover picture for this 
issue of the magazine a scene 
from "Cyrano de Bergerac," the 
Players' first production of the 
1955-56 season. Dyane Nelson, 
of New Iberia, Louisiana, and 
Walter Ely, of Greenville, gave 
superb performances as Roxane 
and Cyrano. Costumes were 
rented from Eaves of New York. 



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Building Program 

Post Features Millsaps 

Library Opens 5 

Alumni Projects 6 

Bequest Received 

Sanders Honored 

Alumnus of the Year . 
New Faculty Members 





Parents' Day Homecoming Described Harvey Newell Award 

Dr. Magee Dies . . . Tribute to King . . . Tragedy Strikes Campus 
Personals . . . Births . . . Sports Summary . . . Millsaps Missionaries 

AED Honors Millsaps 4 

Alumna Joins Staff 8 

Largest Debate Meet 12 

Alumnus Gives His Life _.. 13 


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Editor James J. Livesay 

Assistant Editor Edna Boone 

Staff Assistant Shirley Caldwell 

Alumni Officers 

President Thomas G. Ross 

Vice President William H. Bizzell 

Vice President Craig Castle 

Vice President Robert M. Matheny 

Recording Secretary Martha Gerald 

Executive Secretary James J. Livesay 

Alumni Committee Chairmen 

Club Organization _ J. D. Powell 

Finance Gilbert Cook, Sr. 

Legal Advisory W. B. Lloyd 

Membership _. O. S. Levris 

Programs Howard Jenkins 

Projects Dan Wright 


Pledges And Gifts Roll In 

(^uilding Program On Schedule 

Bids for the Student Union-Cafeteria 
Building-, the second project of the Mil- 
lion for Millsaps campaign, will he re- 
ceived shortly after the first of the year 
and construction is scheduled to begin 
immediately thereafter. 

The construction of the $275,000 unit 
is made posible by the payment of pled- 
ges to the million dollar campaign and 
the receipt of additional donations not 
included in campaign subscription. 

On December 1, officials reported a 
total of $635,000 received in cash on 
pledges amounting to $1,102,789. The 
figure includes a number of pledges 
paid in full by individuals and churches. 

Ground will be broken en the Student 
Union-Cafeteria Building within four 
months after the formal opening and 
dedication of the Millsaps-Wilson Li- 
brary, first on the campaign construc- 
tion agenda. 

The structure will include a new and 
greatly enlarged cafeteria, recreation 
areas, a grill, book store, post office, 
and rooms for student organizations and 

The new building will furnish much 
needed lotmge space for town students 
who remain on campus throughout the 
day and will relieve extremely crowded 
conditions which exist in the present 

Ten Months to Go 

With approximately two-thirds of 
the thirty month pay period passed, the 
total cash received by the Million fcr 
Millsaps office is lagging slightly under 
two-thirds of the total pledged. 

In commenting on the results of the 
campaign thus far, President Finger 
said, "The large amount of cash that 
has been received has come from thou- 
sands of individuals who are vitally con- 
cerned about the strength of Millsaps 
College. Although the total amount paid 
in cash has not quite reached two-thirds 
of the total pledged, it is believed con- 
fidently that within the next 12 months 
the subscription will have been met. 

"It is to be remembered that a few 
churches accepted their subscriptions 
over a four or five year period. This is 
also the case with a few individuals. 
These churches are on schedule with 
their payments. 

"It is expected that in the period of 
two and one-half years some subscrip- 
tions that were made in good faith will 

not be able to be met. Already a number 
of gifts have been received which were 
not in the original subscription list — 
some from alumni and some from other 
friends. It is believed that there will be 
other such gifts all along." 

Following the completion of the Stu- 
dent Union-Cafeteria Building, construc- 
tion will start on the new men's dormi- 
tory, scheduled to be built south of Gal- 
loway Hall. 

A Word To The Wise — 

Here's a bit of information which 
alumni should have before it's released 
to the general public. 

Persons who are planning on enrolling 
at Millsaps College for the 1956-57 ses- 
sion should get their applications in as 
soon as possible after January. 

Because of the size of the present 
student body and prospects for a large 
registration of new students, it may 
become necessary to close enrollment 
early in the year. 

Students will be accepted in the order 
of the receipt of their application. 

Buildings come and buildings go, but 
sturdy old Founders stands, the guard- 
ian of cherished memories and campus 
legends. This year one hundred fresh- 
men women call Founders "home." It 
was built before Millsaps College was 

College Is Featured 

In Saturday Evening Post 

Millsaps College was one of five of 
the nation's outstanding colleges and 
universities featured in the November 
19 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. 

The College was pictured on page 43 
of the weekly magazine as a part of the 
article "How to Choose a College." 
Other educational institutions featured 
in a two-page layout were Harvard, 
Hood College, Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology, Hiram College, and the 
University of Connecticut. 

Appearing in the Millsaps picture are 
President H. E. Finger, Jr., and the fol- 
lowing students: Ann Anderson, Jack- 
son; Annice Loflin, Star; Hardy Nail, 
Jackson; N. R. Walley, Richton; and 
Brister Ware, Jackson. 

The Post article points out that the 
best college for a student is the one 
that suits his individual needs. Reasons 
so many young people choose the wrong 
college are given in the story. 

In recent years Millsaps has been 
selected by Mademoiselle, Good House- 
keeping, and Compact magazines for 
listing as among the nation's finest 
educational institutions. 

National AED Convention 
To Be Held At Millsaps 

The biannual national convention of 
Alpha Epsilon Delta, premedical and| 
predental society, will meet at Millsaps | 
College March 29 through April 1, ac- 
cording to Dr. J. B. Price, national vice- 
president of AED and head of the 
Millsaps chemistry department. 

Previous meeting sites for the na- 
tional AED meeting have been large 
universities. Although the 1956 gather- 
ing was slated to meet in the West, 
the outstanding record of the local AED 
chapter led the convention officials to 
choose Millsaps College instead. 

In addition to delegates from AED 
chapters throughout the nation and a 
number of the nation's leading medicali 
and premedical educators. Dr. Prices 
expects medical and dental students fromt 
Mississippi's colleges to attend the con 


A source of great pride for Millsaps alumni, faculty and 
students is the beautiful Millsaps Room located on the second 
floor of the Millsaps-Wilson Library. Here Webb Buie, left. 
; and Dr. R. L. Ezelle, past chairman of the Board of Trustees 
of Millsaps College, admire an oil painting of the founder 

of the College, Major R. W. Millsaps. The Buie family com- 
pletely furnished the Millsaps Room, one of the most beauti- 
ful library rooms in the nation. Mr. Buie is a great nephew 
of Major Millsaps. 

J^ibrary Opened In Historic Ceremony 

September 29, 1955, was a great day 
In the history of Millsaps College. 

It was Founders Day and the day the 

College was officially opened. It was 

'also the date the first project of the 

vital Million for Millsaps campaign was 

officially dedicated. 

The Millsaps-Wilson Library, unoffi- 
cially opened to serve students early in 
September, was opened and dedicated in 
^official ceremonies held during the morn- 
ling of Thursday, September 29, under 
a bright sun. 

Alumni and friends of the College 
joined students, faculty members, and 
.College officials in a program which was 
characterized by dignity and warmth. 

Featured speaker for the memorable 
occasion was Professor A. G. Sanders, 
who delivered an inspirational address 
on "Libraries — Past, Present and Fu- 

ture." Following his address Professor 
Sanders was awarded the degree of 
Doctor of Humane Letters by Millsaps 

When the Millsaps-Wilson Library 
was dedicated messages of congratu- 
lations were received from Dr. X. A. 
Kern who served as librarian from 
1907 to 1920. Dr. Kern expressed his 
faith in Millsaps College and donated 
books from his personal collection to 
the new library. 

The morning's ceremonies began with 
an academic procession. Following selec- 
tions from the Millsaps Singers, the 
Reverend Felix Sutphin, of Grenada, 
gave the invocation and Dr. J. D. Wroten 
read from the Scriptures. 

Brief statements of appreciation were 
made by Dr. A. Boyd Campbell, pres- 
ident of the U. S. Chamber of Com- 
merce, for the alumni; Bishop Marvin 
Franklin on behalf of the church and 
the Methodists of Mississippi; and by 
X. R. Walley, president of the Millsaps 
student body, for the students. 

The act of dedication of the beautiful 
new structure was led by Bishop Frank- 
lin as chairman of the Board of Trus- 
tees of the College. Following the sing- 
ing of the Alma Mater and the bene- 
diction by the Reverend G. Eliot Jones, 
superintendent of the Vicksburg Dis- 
trict, the library was opened for inspec- 

Another chapter in the story of the 
growth and development of Millsaps 
College had been written. 


New members of the staff of the enlarged library are briefed by Associate Librarian 
Bethany Swearingen before the official opening. Pictured from left to right, they 
are Peggy Bennett, Assistant Librarian; Mrs. W. R. Lang, Assistant Librarian; 
Mrs. L. J. Dunkin, Assistant Librarian; and Miss Swearingen. In addition to the 
three professionally trained staff members. Miss Swearingen supervises five part- 
time student workers in the operation of the 85,000 volume capacity library. 

Bequest Received By College 
To Be Used For Scholarships 

Millsaps College has announced the 
receipt of a gift in excess of $135,000 
left to the college by the late Mrs. Mae 
Jack Cheek, of Memphis, to be used as 
a scholarship fund. The bequest is one 
of the largest gifts ever received by 
this college from an individual. 

Mrs. Cheek, who prior to her death 
on August 12, 1955, resided at 1877 Pea- 
body Avenue, Memphis, provided in her 
will for the establishment of the "Doctor 
Elbert Alston Cheek and Son Scholar- 
ships" in memory of her husband, the 
late Dr. Elbert Alston Cheek, and their 
son, the late Elbert Alston Cheek, Jr. 

Awards Are $500 

According to the provisions of the 
will, the scholarships are to be awarded 
on the basis of financial need and educa- 
tional qualifications. Individual scholar- 
ships will be $500 and students may re- 
ceive the award for as many as four 
years, provided they continue to meet 
the requirements of the college scholar- 
ship committee. 

The committee awarding the scholar- 
ships each year will be composed of the 
president of Millsaps College, a mem- 

ber of the college faculty, and Elkin 
Jack, nephew of Mrs. Cheek, or some 
other relative of the family named by 

Additional Requirements 

In selecting the recipients of the 
scholarships, the committee has been 
instructed to give preference to any 
applicant or applicants descended from 
Edward Jack, of Brandon, Mississippi, 
and from Robert T. Cheek, Sr., of Mill- 
ville, Mississippi, provided always that 
such applicants are found to need finan- 
cial assistance and to be qualified for 
the scholarships. 

Arrangements for the Cheek scholar- 
ship fund for Millsaps college were 
completed during the presidency of Dr. 
M. L. Smith. 

Commenting on the receipt of the 
gift, President H. E. Finger, Jr., said: 

"Mrs. Cheek's gift providing scholar- 
ships for qualified students is admirable 
philanthropy. Her generosity and wise 
planning will make possible a college 
education for hundreds of young Mis- 
sissippians. The extensive influence of 
this gift on the leadership of both 
church and state is immeasurable." 

Alumni Project Report 

Listed below are alumni-spon- 
sored projects underway or sched- 
uled for action. Your suggestions 
concerning any phase of these 
undertakings are sincerely request- 

Club Organization 

A continuing project to organize 
Millsaps Clubs across the state 
and nation. Seven of Mississippi's 
twenty-two areas have been or- 
ganized. If you're interested in 
forming- one in your area let us 

Loyalty Fund Plan 

The Board has approved plans 
to shift from a dues payment type 
membership to a loyalty fund plan. 
Gifts of any amount would make 
a person a member in good stand- 
ing. Payments would be tax de- 
ductable. The new plan would be 
inaugurated during the 1955-56 
alumni year. 

Million for Millsaps 

The Association urges all alum- 
ni who have pledged to the Mil- 
lion for Millsaps campaign to com- 
plete their payments within the 
30-month period. Those who have 
not yet contributed are urged to 
add their gift to the $1,102,789 
already subscribed. 

Alumni Rolls 

An all-out effort is being made 
to locate the address of every per- 
son who attended Millsaps, Gren- 
ada, or Whitworth Colleges at 
least one full semester or more. 
You can help by mailing informa- 
tion on persons not receiving Mill- 
saps mail to Alumni Records 
Clerk, Millsaps College. 

Student's Play Produced 

The Millsaps Players enjoyed anothe: 
"first" on December 8 and 9 when senior 
Walter Ely's play "In the Narrov 
Place" was presented as one of thre 
student-directed productions. 

Ely wrote and directed the drama t 
become the first student in the histor; 
of the College to have his own wor 
chosen for presentation by the Players 

Other plays appearing on the sam. 
bill were "East Lynn" and "On Monda; 

Major Notes extends congratulation; 
to Ely for his singular achievement. 


From A Scholarly Address 

Marking A Step Forward 

Alumni and friends attending the dedicatory services for the Millsaps-Wilson 
Library on September :29th were privileged to hear an excellent address by Dr. 
A. G. Sanders entitled "Libraries — Past, Present and Future". 

Dr. Sanders' keen insight, his good humor and great mind are reflected in the 
address which immediately preceded the dedication and opening of the library. 

Excerpts from the dedicatory speech by Dr. Sanders appear below: 

"Are we not in commemorating jointly the dedication of a new library and the 
opening of the sixty-fourth session of Millsaps College simply marking here in this 
corner of the earth, in the lower South, in Mississippi, a step forward, however 
modest, toward maintaining, fostering and continuing the onward movement of 
civilization and enlightenment ? 

"This library, then, is to be not simply a place in which students may comply 
with the requirements in assigned reading, or write term papers, or prepare for 
comprehensive examinations. Those in charge of the library and especially Pres- 
ident Finger and Miss Swearingen have planned and earnestly hope that the lilirary 
will become the cultural center of the College community. 

The Sheer Delight of Reading 

"It is not primarily to books as a sort of old-age insurance against boredom 
to which the library is calling Millsaps students at this time, but to the profit 
and sheer delight of intelligent reading, surely one of the keenest of joys to those 
who have the 'open sesame' to enter into it. 

"The future of this college seems fair and bright and also the future of this 
library. The library now has an excellent and delightful home and already a sound 
collection of books. The administration is understanding- and sympathetic; the 
librarian and her staff well-trained, efficient, enthusiastic and eager to develope 
:he possibilities that lie before them. I foresee a great, a useful, and a happy future 
'or the College and its Library." 

tVhen the Millsaps-Wilson Library was formally opened and dedicated on September 
i9, the Reverend and Mrs. James McCafferty, of Marks, and their children were 
,mong the alumni and friends who toured the $400,000 structure. Here they chat 
"ith President Finger, as young McCafferty, appropriately attired as a future 

lillsaps freshman tells the cameraman about his plans for his college days. Little 
iliss McCafferty appears surprised at her brother's conversational ability. Mrs. 

IcCafferty is the former Miriam Stamps. 

The outstanding ability of Albert 
Godfrey Sanders, Sr., was recognized 
by Millsaps College when he was award- 
ed the degree of Doctor of Humane 
Letters at the library dedication Sep- 
tember 29. Dr. Sanders, who has headed 
the Department of Romance Languages 
since 1919, has long served the College 
and the state in guiding and influencing 
tlie lives of his students. 

Dr. Sanders, a native of Georgetown, 
Texas, is the son and grandson of men 
who taught in Methodist Colleges. He 
earned bachelors degrees at Southwest- 
ern LIniversity in Texas and at Yale 
University. As a Rhodes Scholar he 
studied at the University of Oxford, 
where he received bachelor of arts and 
master of arts degrees and graduated 
with first-class honors in 1910. 

Highly Esteemed 

The esteem in which his colleagues 
hold him was revealed in the written 
nomination submitted to the Honorary 
Degrees Committee. A portion of the 
nominating letter follows: "Professor 
Sanders, a man of sterling Christian 

character, has influenced 

students toward a high level of scholar- 
ship. The love he has had for reading, 
for research, for study has demonstrated 
to young people the satisfaction of ef- 
fective scholarship." 

It is with sincere regret that the 
college community will say good-bye to 
Dr. Sanders when he retires from full- 
time instructing at the end of the 1955- 
56 session. MAJOR NOTES joins the 
facultj', students, and his many friends in 
saluting Dr. Sanders for a job well- 

lECEMBER, 1955 

Caraway Is Sixth Alumnus of The Year 

Millsaps College has named a Delta 
mayor as its outstanding alumnus for 
the year 1955. 

He is W. J. Caraway, mayor of the 
city of Leland and president of the Mis- 
sissippi Municipal Officers Association. 

Caraway, a 1935 graduate of Millsaps 
College, was selected as the Alumnus 
of the Year by a committee composed 
of alumni, faculty members, and stu- 
dents. He was honored in ceremonies held 
on October 22 as a part of the Millsaps 
Homecoming program. 

The Alumnus-of-the-Year Award, the 
highest honor given by Millsaps College 
exclusively to its alumni, is based on 
character, service to church, community, 
and college. 

Mr. Caraway's selection from a large 
number of nominees came as a result of 
his activity in civic and church affairs, 
his outstanding administration as mayor 
of Leland, and his interest in Millsaps 

Was Teacher First 

Following his graduation from Mil- 
lsaps College and his study at the Univ- 
ersity of Tennessee, Mr. Caraway taught 
in Mississippi high schools and colleges 
for several years. He served in World 
War II as a pilot in the U. S. Air Force, 
entering as a private and holding the 
rank of major upon his discharge. 

In 1947 he was elected mayor of Le- 
land and compiled an outstanding record 
of progressive leadership, building the 
city from a physical and financial de- 
pression into one of the states' best 
managed and most attractive municipali- 

He has long been a leader in the 
Methodist Church. More recent contri- 
butions include leadership positions on 
the Board of Stewards, and in the Me- 
thodist Men's Club, the church school, 
and the choir. He is a member of the 
Lions Club, the Rotary Club, the Civil 
Air Patrol, and a past commander of 
American Legion Post Number 66. 
A Loyal Alumnus 

Caraway is active in support of Mill- 
saps College, serving as a member of 
the Board of Directors of the Alumni 
Association, a leader in the Million for 
Millsaps campaign, and an organizer of 
alumni clubs. 

He was born in Brookhaven, Missis- 
sippi, in 1910, the son of the late Dr. 
George Caraway and Mrs. Anne L. 

Excerpts from letters nominating Mr. 
Caraway for the outstanding alumnus 
award include the following statements: 
"His loyalty to high ideals and his great 


A high moment in the year for Millsaps College is captured by the camera following 
Homecoming Convocation. W. J. Caraway, the Alumnus of the Year, shares mem- 
ories of college days with two classmates, Dean James Ferguson, and President 
Finger. Appearing in the picture, left to right, are Dr. Ferguson, Mrs. Caraway, 
Mayor Caraway, and Dr. Finger. 

drive in the right direction have ever 
been characteristic of him . ."; "He 
is literally spending himself in the serv- 
ice of others . . ."; "He is a born lead- 
er, an excellent administrator, a diplo- 
mat, and a statesman . . ."; "He is a 
walking, working advertisement of Mill- 
saps College, and one cannot be with 
him an hour without learning of his 
loyalty and respect for the College." 

Recipients of the Alumnus-of-the-Year 
Award in previous years include Gilbert 
Cook, Canton, 1954; E. A. Khayat, Moss 
Point, 1953; Dr. Charles L. Neill, Jack- 
son, 1952; and James J. Livesay, 1950. 


At press time officials of the Ford 
Foundation had announced a grant 
of $214,100 to Millsaps College for use 
in increasing salaries for members 
of the faculty. 

Millsaps was one of six church-re- 
lated colleges in Mississippi to receive 
contributions from the history-mak- 
ing half billion dollar grant given by 
the Ford Foundation to privately sup- 
ported colleges and hospitals. 

A special bonus grant was made to 
the College for having "led the way 
in its region in improving the status 
and compensation of American college 
teachers." Millsaps was the only col- 
lege in the state to receive the special 

Former Miss Hospitality 
Is New Staff Member 

There's nothing more encouraging toj 
a college administration than loyal alum-, 
ni — and when one such alumnus comes'j 
back to the college as a member of 
the staff it's cause for rejoicing. 

Mrs. Tom Boone, the former Ednaj 
Khayat, '54, received an enthusiastic 
welcome when she! 
joined the staff ol 
the Depai'tment oJ 
Public Relations or 
September 6 as 
assistant to t h < 

When she was £ 
student at Millsaps 
Mrs. Boone w o i 
many honors, bott 
in academic and ex 
tracurricular fields 
She was electee 
Miss Millsaps by her classmates durinji 
her senior year, and she will be remem 
bered as Miss Hospitality of Mississippi 
for 1953-54. 

Edna and Tom, who is a senior ai 
Millsaps, married last summer. The; 
are living on the campus while Tom 
completes the requirements for gradual 


Parents, students and faculty cooperated in successful Parents' Day program. 

Parents^ Day Brings Excellent Response 

Board of Directors 
Named By Dr. Ross 

Following- the inauguration of alumni 
officers last May, Association president- 
elect Tommy Ross and his fellow offi- 
cers began a concerted drive to make 
i the 1955-56 alumni year the best on 
\ record. 

First item of business was the ap- 

) pointment of 18 new members of the 
1 Board of Directors to join those re- 
maining for the second year of their 
two-year term. 

With the help of Vice-Presidents Bill 
Hizzell, of Cleveland; Craig Castle and 
Bob Matheny, of Jackson; Recording 
Secretary Martha Gerald, of Jackson; 
and Executive Secretary Jim Livesay, 
President Ross named his Board and 
Iset up the six standing committees of 
the Association. 

Association committees and their 
members are as follows: 

Club Organization — J. D. Powell, 
(irenada, chairman; Bob Cook, Jack- 
son; Mrs. S. R. Evans, Greenwood; 
Waudine Nelson, Columbia; Norma 
Norton, Jackson; Francis Pittman, 
Jackson; and W. L. Rigby, Gulf port. 

Finance — G. P. Cook, Sr., Canton, 

Aairman; Bill Caraway, Leland; Jimmy 

: Oavett, Jackson; W. T. Hankins, Jack- 

-:i5on; Mrs. Orrin Swayze, Jackson; and 

3. B. Triplett, Forest. 

Legal Advisory — W. B. Lloyd, Jack- 
Bon, chairman; Lawrence Rabb, Meri- 
iian; and Percy Clifton, Jackson. 

Membership — O. S. Lewis, Hatties- 

)urg, chairman; Johnny Jabour, Vicks- 

- )urg; Mrs. Tom Larche, Jackson; Frank 

5Cott, Jackson; Ruth Tucker, Jackson; 

Professor Paul Hardin, College regis- 
trar, chats with coeds Helen Dall Barnes, 
left, and Patsy Caver, who enrolled 
at Millsaps College in September to 
carry on family traditions. Miss Caver 
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. 
Caver, '29 (Janelle Christmas, '35-'36) 
of Laurel. Miss Barnes is the daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. William K. Barnes, '28 
(Helen Lucille Newell, '28) of Jackson. 

David Watts, Batesville, Arkansas; and 
Charles Wright, Jackson. 

Programs — Howard Jenkins, Jackson, 
chairman; G. C. Clark, Jackson; Leon- 
ard Clark, Jackson; Mrs. J. Earl Rhea, 
Jackson; Bryant Home, Jackson; Rob- 
ert Ivy, Columbus; and Virginia Thomas, 
New Albany. 

Projects — Dan Wright, Jackson, chair- 
man; Roy Clark, Jackson; Manning 
Hudson, Jackson; Inman Moore, Pela- 
hatchie; Rubel Phillips, Corinth; Julian 
Prince, McComb; and Gycelle Tynes, 

Wi// Be Annual Event 
On College Calendar 

Another step forward in the field of 
public relations was made by the Col- 
lege on Saturday, November 5, when 
more than 500 parents of students cur- 
rently enrolled spent the day on the 

The occasion was the first annual 
Parents' Day pi'ogram, planned to bring 
parents, students, faculty, and College 
administrators together in a mutually 
profitable and enjoyable get-acquainted 

Response to invitations mailed from 
Dr. Finger's office was enthusiastic and 
parents praised the progrgam as timely, 
helpful, and "a delightful experience." 

The day's agenda included registration 
at 10 o'clock: a student-guided tour of 
campus buildings and dormitory r-ooms; 
a convocation for guests, faculty, and 
students; lunch in the cafeteria; and the 
Millsaps-Ouachita football game in Hinds 
County Memorial Stadium after lunch. 
Opportunities for Cooperation 

Dr. Finger addressed the convocation 
audience, pointing out the opportunities 
for cooperation between the College and 
the parents for the development of the 
student. He described the philosophy of 
education held by the faculty and dis- 
cussed matters of mutual interest to 
parents, the faculty, and the administra- 

An informal behind-the-scenes presen- 
tation by the Millsaps Players of what 
is required in the staging of a play and 
numbers by the Millsaps Singers pre- 
ceded Dr. Finger's talk. 

Because of the success of the Par- 
ents' Day program and the excellent 
response received, officials plan to ex- 
pand the project and to make it an 
annual event on the College calendar. 

• DECEMBER, 1955 

This group made history on Friday night, October 21, when 
they organized the "Early Days" Club, a group within the 
Alumni Association with membership limited to those who 
graduated or attended fifty years ago or more. A wonderful 
evening of fellowship was enjoyed by the organizers who 
took part in Homecoming activities Saturday. Pictured left 
to right, they are: Morris Chambers, '00, Shreveport; Felix 
Grant, '03. Jackson; James Tillman, '02, Meridian; The Rev- 

erend O. S. Lewis, '03, Hattiesburg; Mrs. U. S. Lewis, '06, 
Whitworth; L. F. Wasson, '04, Mathiston; Mrs. L. P. Wasson; 
Dr. Peyton R. Greaves, '03-'06, Jackson; T. M. Lemly, '00, 
Jackson; Dr. Thomas G. Ross, Association president; and 
Garner Green, '98, Jackson. The charter members invite 
other alumni to join them in making the club a real force in 
support of the College program. 

New Faculty Members Strengthen Staff 

Four full-time faculty members and 
a part-time instructor were added to 
the Millsaps College staff on September 
6, according to Dean James S. Ferguson. 

They are Holmes Ambrose, associate 
director of choral music; Dr. William B. 
Knowles, Jr., associate professor of psy- 
chology; Dr. Harry S. Manley, associate 
professor of political science; Norman 
Shavin, journalism instructor; and Mil- 
ler Williams, biology instructor. 

Mr. Ambrose, who did undergraduate 
study at the Juliard School of Music, 
comes to Millsaps from Indiana Central 
College in Indianapolis, where he was 
director of choral music. He received 
his Master of Music degree from the 
University of Nebraska and will receive 
his doctorate in music from the Univer- 
sity of Indiana within the near future. 

Dr. Knowles, who will serve as chair- 
man of the department of psychology, is 
a graduate of the Illinois Institute of 
Technology. He has studied at Oberlin 
College, Case Institute of Technology, 
and received his M.S, and his Ph.D. de- 
grees in psychology from Northwestern 

One degree in law and three in polit- 





ical science tell the story of the educa- , 
tional preparation of Dr. Manley for , 
his position on the Millsaps faculty. : 
Dr. Manley . received his B. A. degree 
from Westminster College, his L. L. B. 
degree from the University of Pitts- 
burgh Law School, and his M. A. and 
Ph. D. degrees in political science from; 
Duke University. 

Mr. Shavin graduated from Indiana; 
University with a B. A. degree in jour- 
nalism and a double major in history 
and has done work on his Master's de- 
gree in history at Indiana University. 

He served as editor of a weekly tab- 
loid and has written for the New Yorl 
Herald Tribune and Look magazine. Hd 
served as assistant editor of the Indianii 
Daily News and is now feature and Sun | 
day editor of the Jackson State Times 

Mr. Williams is a graduate of Arkan: 
sas State College, where he received . 
Bachelor of Science degree, majorin; 
in biology. He has done graduate worJ 
at Louisiana State University and th! 
University of Arkansas. In 1952 he re 
ceived his M.S. degree in zoology froi 
the University of Arkansas. 



Your Classmates Came — Did You? 

• • 

cA Day For Remembering 

Homecoming was all the publicity said 
it would be — and far more! 

Ask anyone who attended — and that 
gives you quite a few alumni eligible 
for "button-holing!" 

It started on Friday afternoon, Octo- 
ber 21, when early arrival Morris Cham- 
bers, class of 1900, of Shrevepoi't, walk- 
ed in; and ended, physically, that is, 
when several groups of Millsaps alumni 
said reluctant good-byes late Saturday 
night, October 22, after the game. 

What happened in between could fill 
a very delightful book. We'll stick to 
a few facts, however, and let you judge 
for yourself. 

Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. the Early 
Days Club, a group within the Alumni 
Asociation, was organized. It was the 
first annual dinner meeting of Millsaps 
men and women who graduated or at- 
tended 50 years ago or more. The 
charter members are pictured in this 
issue of the magazine. 

The Early Days Club organizers voted 
to meet annually and planned to serve 
the College through projects while en- 
joying the fellowship of their meetings. 

Saturday morning dawned crisp and 
clear and the tempo of Homecoming- 
activities was stepped up considerably. 
The Sounds of Reunion 

Morning events included registration 
in the Christian Center Building, with 
warm welcomes extended alumni by 
students and faculty members. Re- 
freshments were served in the north 
lounge during this period, and the halls 
were alive with the happy sounds of 

From 10:15 until 12:45 the Alumni 
Association Board of Directors met in 
•i committees, then convened for an of- 
•'ficial meeting where the business of the 
Association was conducted, and finally 
enjoyed a meal in the private dining 
room of the College. President Tommy 
Ross directed these work sessions with 
excellent results. 

With students as their guides, many 
alumni toured the campus or looked up 
professors during this time. At noon 
they joined the student body in an in- 
formal "through-the-line" lunch in the 
,. cafeteria and took part in a rousing 
, |pep rally, led by the Lambda Chi Combo. 
(Continued on Page 20) 


On hand to welcome Morris Chambers, of Shreveport, a 1900 graduate, to the two- 
day Homecoming program is student body president N. R. Walley and Registrar 
Paul Hardin, '35. Mr. Chambers, who was the first of a host of alumni to arrive 
for the weekend, attended the organizational meeting of the "Early Days" Club 
Friday and stayed through the banquet Saturday night. 


(Cyrano Thrills Appreciative Audience 

On November 9, 10, 11, and 12, the 
Millsaps Players, under the direction of 
Professor Lance Goss, presented a mov- 
ing interpretation of Rostand's immortal 
Cyrano de Bergerac. 

Seen in the principal roles were: Wal- 
ter Ely, Greenville, as Cyrano; Dyane 
Nelson, New Iberia, Louisiana, as Rox- 
anne; and Tom McNair, Jackson, as 
Christian de Neuvillette. A supporting 
cast of fifty-two appeared in the five- 
act play. 

Director Goss returned this year from 
a second summer's work with the Ogun- 
quit Theater in Ogunquit, Maine. While 
there he appeared in a number of pro- 
ductions including. Member of the Wed- 
ding with Ethel Waters, The Caine Mu- 
tiny Court Martial with Jeffrey Lynn, 
and Sabrina Fair with John Baragray 
and Georgiann Johnston. 

Greatest Plays Presented 

The Millsaps Players consistently pre- 
sent the very best of the world's great 
dramas. In recent years they have given 
magnificent performances of such clas- 
sics as Hamlet, The Mad Woman of 
Chaillot, The Infernal Machine, Death 
of a Salesman, and A Streetcar Named 

The remaining performances of the 
season will be The Rainmaker in March, 
and Come Back Little Sheba in May. 

Widely acclaimed by critics for their 
interpretations in years past, the Play- 
ers offer alumni in the Jackson area 
unexcelled opportunity for an evening 
of unforgettable entertainment. 

Does Your Newspaper 
Carry Millsaps Items? 

Here's an item of particular interest 
to alumni living in Mississippi and the 
areas served by the Memphis and New 
Orleans newspapers. 

Your local papers should be carrying 
news items and pictures concerning 
Millsaps College. Every daily and week- 
ly newspaper in the state, the Memphis 
and New Orleans dailies, and Missis- 
sippi radio and television stations are 
receiving regular releases from the 
Department of Public Relations. 

Last year approximately 500 stories 
and pictures were mailed to the above 
distribution list. 

Some items may not be suitable for 
local reading, but if you've failed to see 
a Millsaps story or if they've been few 
and far between, something's wrong. 


Director Lance Goss applies the finishing touches to the beard of the Captain of 
the Gascony Cadets before dress rehearsals for Rostland's immortal "Cyrano de 
Bergerac." The "Captain" is Clifton Ware, Jackson freshman, who was one of a 
cast of 55 students to appear in the five-act production. Mr. Goss, also director of 
speech and drama at Millsaps, has guided the Players to a position of national 
prominence among amateur theatrical groups. 

Don't Forget 


Thursday May 10, 1956 

In addition to the regular fea- 
tures the Programs Committee has 
scheduled a three-act play by the 
Millsaps Players and is planning 
seminars on interesting subjects 
directed by Millsaps professors. 
Persons who attended Millsaps, 
Whitworth, and Grenada Colleges 
are urged to attend. 

10:00 A.M. 

They may be going in the waste basket. 

If you've had a Millsaps news drought 
in your area, won't you call your editor 
and ask him to run the stories being 
mailed him weekly? 

It would be a real service to the 

Millsaps Debaters Hosts 
In South's Largest Meet 

The Millsaps College Invitational De- 
bate Tournament, one of the nation's 
largest forensic meetings, will be held 
on January 6 and 7, according to Har- 
mon Tillman, coach of the Millsaps 
debate team. 

The tournament, the South's largest 
in the debate field, attracted 82 teams 
from 21 schools last year. Among the 
teams expected to take part in this 
year's meet are groups from Notre 
Dame, University of Pittsburg, Univ- 
ersity of Alabama, LSU, and Spring 

Colleges and universities have voted 
to debate the following topic during 
1956: "Resolved: That Non-agricultural 
Industries Provide a Guaranteed Wage 
for their Employees." 

This year Millsaps debaters will enter 
tournaments to be held at the University 
of Arkansas, Emory University, Notre 
Dame, the University of Florida, Tu- 
lane, MSCW, Mississippi Southern, 
Spring Hill, and Mississippi College. 


Billy Norton, left, '34-36, congratulates Tom Boone, senior guard, of Memphis, fol- 
lowing his selection as the recipient of the Harvey Newell Award, given each year 
to the football plaver judged the most outstanding on and off the playing field. 
Mrs. Norton, the former Martha Newell, '37, and Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr., also extend 
their congratulations. 

Mil haps College Alumnus Drowns 
In Attempt To Save ChiWs Life 

On September 5, Perry S. Richardson, 
ilass of '49, drowned in Big Black River 
after having rescued a panic-striken 
;:hild from the swift current. His body 
»vas found by volunteer searchers four 
lOurs after he sank from exhaustion. 

The accident occurred during a holiday 

luting near Bolton, Mississippi, where 

;he families of Richardson and his 

3rother-in-law, M. J. Bullock, '38, of 

Vloss Point, were enjoying a swim. A 

.'oung girl from another party waded 

)ut too far and was caught in the cur- 

•ent. Richardson immediately dived in 

md succeeded in holding the child's 

lead above the water until Bullock could 

each them and pull her to shore. Ex- 

; lausted from his fight with the treach- 

rous current, Richardson drowned be- 

: '^ore Bullock could return to him. 

Richardson, who was an outstanding 
- thlete while at Millsaps, had made his 

■ ome in Gadsden, Alabama, where he 
as credit manager for Sears-Roebuck. 

■ le was the son of a prominent Hinds 

■ ounty family which had long befriend- 
d and supported the College. 

His survivors include his wife, the 

;' Drmer Mary Ellen Nalty, two sons, 

erry, III, 7, Kenneth, 3, and his parents, 

Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Richardson, Sr. 
Three of his brothers, who graduated 
from Millsaps College, are J. M. Rich- 
ardson, '34, of Jackson, Van Richardson, 
'41, of Greenwood, and Dr. L. B. Rich- 
ardson, '43, of Clinton. 

Dr. H. F. Magee Dies 
Following Long Illness 

Millsaps College lost a sincere friend 
and a loyal alumnus when Di'. Hosea 
Frank Magee of Jackson passed away 
October 17. 

Dr. Magee, who received his BS de- 
gree from Millsaps College in 1908, was 
one of Jackson's pioneer citizens. For 
twenty-nine years Millsaps students 
benefited from his service as College 
doctor, and for nearly twenty years he 
served as physician for the Methodist 
Home. In 1944 he was appointed sup- 
erintendent of the Charity Hospital, a 
position which he held until 1952 when 
he developed a heart condition. 

The honors and activities of Dr. 
Magee are too numerous to mention. 
His life tells the story of one who 

H.T. Newell Award 
Goes To Tom Boone 

When Tom Boone, senior guard of 
Memphis, walked to the front of the 
cafeteria on the night of November 8 
to receive the Harvey Newell Award, 
given annually to the player judged the 
most outstanding on and off the football 
field, there were those in the audience 
who did a bit of reminiscing. 

The occasion was the annual football 
banquet held to honor the team and to 
recognize superior performance among 
the players. 

The memories which were stirred 
when Boone received the award from 
Mr. and Mrs. William Norton (Martha 
Newell) as representatives of the Ne- 
well family concerned relatives of the 
recipient. His mother was Hattie Hol- 
loman, daughter of the late Dr. and 
Mrs. T. B. Holloman. 

Yes, Boone is the kinsman of the "Bo" 
Hollomans whose name and deeds in the 
field of athletic activity for the Majors 
have become a legend. The 1955 reci- 
pient of the Newell Award brought hon- 
or to the family name. He was truly 
a great guard. 

Doby Bartling Presides 

Master of ceremonies for the banquet 
was former coach Doby Bartling, now 
a Jackson business executive, who kept 
the players, their dates, and guests en- 
tertained the entire evening. Sharing 
the head table with the Doby Bartlings 
were Coaches Sammy Bartling and Erm 
Smith and their wives. Dr. and Mrs. 
Thomas Ross, Dr. and Mrs. James Fer- 
guson, and Mr. and Mrs. William Nor- 
ton. Members of the faculty, their 
wives or husbands, sports editors of the 
local papers, band members, and cheer- 
leaders were present also. 

Dean Ferguson was the featured 
speaker for the evening. He praised 
team spirit and expressed approval of 
the sportsmanship exhibited by players 
throughout the season. 

Roy Wolfe, halfback, of Meridian, was 
named as the team's most improved 
player and received an appropriate 
award for his efforts. 

Climax of the evenings activities was 
the awarding of letters to members of 
the squad. 

literally spent himself in sei-vice for 
others. Long after his health had be- 
gun to fail, he continued to actively 
support alumni functions on the campus. 
His great heart and unwavering de- 
votion to duty will continue to touch 
and inspire the lives of all who knew 

)ECEMBER, 1955 


cA Picture Story a 


Those of us who work each year with alumni events on the campus are both amazed and delighted to o_bserve the great 

on October 21 and 22 for the Homecoming weekend program. The camera has attempted to capture t'^f^J'JJ' ^''^^'^^/P. ^"" 
rnit?'rte^^da> Picture i^emi^ricatjonsw.^ -t^Thl^fitf IJTe^ c\tt^e?.^'" fo"^ th^e '""^o^':^^.'^ b^nc^t. 'taS 

MAJOR note; 


Great Homecoming 

M fl SlAL 

erend C). S. Lewis, '03; and Percy Clifton, '98. Looking down 
the Homecoming banquet. A different view of the banquet 
:^lockwise identification, the winning Kappa Alpha float is seen 
;r:hocs." Next, the second place Chi Omega float urges the team 
iecorations. Displays such as the giant mouse delighted alumni 
>ur clockwise layout is the Kappa Delta float, which won third 
ibove the KD float, public relations staff member and Laurel ju 
ecognize. Finally, in the exact center of the page, alumni Boa 


Galloway Hall stairs the camera catches alumni waiting for 
crowd is shown in the top right hand picture. Continuing 
on the campus drive. It calls on the Majors to "Whale the 
to "Get in the Swing." Vikings and Norsemen handled campus 
and friends — followed a Walt Disney characters theme. Next on 
place — termed the Majors "Priceless as Pearls." Immediately 
nior Shirley Caldwell registers alumni whom many of you will 
rd members enjoy a luncheon following a two-hour work session. 


A moment of inspiration in the dedication ceremonies for the 
recently completed Millsaps-Wilson Library is furnished by 
the Millsaps Singers under the direction of Alvin Jon King. 
The choir sang under the magnolia trees as a feature of the 

program held prior to the official opening and inspection of 
the $400,000 unit. Guests present for the ceremonies de- 
scribed the choral numbers as emphasizing the spiritual I 
nature of the occasion. 

King's Life, Directing 
Have Built Character 

One of the most enriching contribu- 
tions made by the College to the life 
of the community can be found in the 
concerts of the Millsaps Singers. 

From an humble beginning in 1935, 
when the men's and women's glee clubs 
were combined, the choir has built a 
reputation for excellence recognized 
throughout the nation. 

These wonderful results can be at- 
tributed to the work and the devotion 
of one man, whose talent as a director 
of music was guided by the God of all 
that is beautiful. He is Alvin Jon King. 


Thousands Influenced 

The thousands of men and women 
whose lives he has touched for great 
good call him "Pop." They respect him 
and love him. They are better because 
of their contact with him. 

This year "Pop" and the Singers 
again thrilled and blessed Jacksonians 
when they presented "The Messiah" and 
the beloved "Feast of Carols" as their 
contribution to the Christmas season. 

The carols and Handel's great oratorio 
will echo in the hearts of the audiences 
down through the months until Christ- 
mas comes again. 

The influence of their singing and of 
the character of their great director 
will last a lifetime. 

A Grand Time Was Had— • 

Members of the Class of 1926 were 
entertained in the home of Mrs. Ross 
Barnett (Pearl Crawford) at a delight 
ful luncheon as a feature of the Home- 
coming program on Saturday, October: 

An excellent turnout included Mrs. 
Harold Drake (Lucile Brent), of St.i 
Louis, Missouri, and the Reverend Ver-i 
non Chalfant, of Harrison, Arkansas. 

Reaction by '26 alumni was enthusi-i 
astic, and the group was unanimous ii) 
calling for a repeat reunion on Home- 
coming Day in 1956. 

Credit for the success of the occasion 
is due entirely to Mrs. Barnett, whosa 
loyalty to the College equals her charm i 
as a hostess. 

MAJOR note: 


'en Volumes Missing 

'College Needs Yearbooks 
To Complete Collection 

Recently we learned of a project 
hich is made to order for Millsaps 

The official collection of Bobashelas 
aintained by the library staff is lack- 
g ten volumes, and efforts to locate 
le missing copies among the faculty 
ive failed. 

Dr. Ross H. Moore, professor of his- 
iry, who has undertaken the project 
' locating- the missing annuals, asks 
lat those who have volumes being 
mght either donate or sell them to the 

Issues for the following years are 
seded by the library, or are being 
)ught by individuals. The asterisk 
idicates those missing from the li- 
rary collection. 

1910 1919* 1931 

1911 1920 1934* 

1912 1921* 1939* 
1913* 1925* 1940* 
1915* 1927 1943 
1916 1928 195U* 
1917* 1929 

A complete set of Bobashelas for the 
Millsaps Room of the new library would 
i valuable from the standpoint of 
ollege history. If you can help al- 
viate the situation, you are urged to 
imtact Dr. Moore as soon as possible. 

pr. R. H. Moore 
Millsaps College 
Tackson, Miss. 

I will donate my Bobashela for the 
„'ear(s) to the library. 

I will sell my Bobashela for the 
'ear(s) for five dollars. 



(We will send wrapping material 
nd postage in either case.) 

^assity's Poems Chosen 

Turner Cassity, Jackson, a 1951 grad- 
ite of Millsaps College, recently reach- 
« a high-water mark in his literary 

Two of his latest works, "Chronology" 
Ei "Earrings for the Virgin" were 
Ejlished in the August issue of Poetry 
r. gazine. Poetry is listed in "Read- 
e 3 Guide to Periodical Literature," 
al is recognized as foremost in its 
f d. 

f UTuRt ^L^^^N' 

We welcome the following into the 
Future Alumni Club of the Millsaps 
College Alumni Association: 
Samuel Steven Barefield III, born Au- 
gust 21, 1955, to the Sam Barfields 
(Mary Nell Sells), '46, of Hattiesburg, 
Mississippi. Little Sam is welcomed 
by Bethany Ann, 3%. 

Rachel Dorman, born August 16, 1955, 
to the Richard Dormans, of Jackson. 
Mr. Dorman is a 1941 graduate. 

Nella Jacobs, born September 11, 1955, 
to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jacobs, of 
Jackson. Nella is preceded by Brooks, 
7, Carl, 6. Alice, 4, and David, 2. Mr. 
Jacobs attended Millsaps from 1939- 

Deborah Lee Johnson, born August 26, 
1955, to Dick and Lucy Lee (Jones) 
Johnson, of Jackson. Dick was a 
student from 1952-55 and Lucy Lee 
attended from 1952-54. 

Brent Andrew McLarty, born August 

30, 1955, to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mc- 
Larty, of Jackson. Mrs. McLarty is 
the former Betty Love Brent, '52. 

David Bratton Wright, born January 
14, 1955, to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wright, 
of Birmingham, Alabama. Bill gra- 
duated in 1949 and Mrs. Wright, the 
former Jo Anne Bratton, finished 
in 1953. 

Leslie Baxter Strain, born December 30, 

1954 to Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Strain, of 
Jackson. E. B. graduated in 1952, 
while Mrs. Strain (Ouida Faye Gard- 
ner) attended Millsaps from 1950- 

Barry Turner Smith, born September 6, 
1955, to Mr. and Mrs. Cecil H. Smith, 
of Jackson. Mr. Smith is a member 
of the class of 1951. 

Deborah Marie Woodrick, born August 

31, 1955, to Rev. and Mrs. Lavelle 
Woodrick, of Natchez. Lavelle finish- 
ed in 1952. 

Pamela Lynn Kolb, born August 30, 
1955, to the Roy Howell Kolbs, of 
Jackson. Mr. Kolb is a 1949 graduate, 
and Mrs. Kolb, nee Amanda Hathorn, 
finished in 1948. 

W'illiam Pointer Irby, born September 1, 

1955 to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Irby, Jr., 
of Jackson. Phil is a 1949 graduate. 

Tragedy Strikes Campus 
In Death of Students 

Tragedy has touched the Millsaps 
College student body twice since the 
opening of the 1955-56 session on Sep-* 
tember 6. 

On September 11, Luke Wasson, of 
Kosciusko, honor student and outstand- 
ing athlete, drowned in the Mississippi 
River following a water skiing outing. 
Wasson, who played first string tackle 
for the Majors, was scheduled to start 
against William Carey College in the 
season's opener the next weekend. He 
was a senior and a member of Pi Kappa 
Alpha fraternitj'. 

Members of the faculty honored Was- 
son posthumously when they elected 
him to "Who's Who Among Students in 
American Colleges and Universities." 
Recently Theta Nu Sigma, science hon- 
orary, donated a collection of books to 
the Millsaps-Wilson Library in his mem- 
ory. They will be known as the Luke 
Wasson Memorial Collection. 

A two-car smashup on Highway 51 
inside the Jackson city limits took the 
life of Richard Maley, popular Jackson 
freshman, on November 5. Maley 's car 
collided with another automobile after 
stopping at an intersection. His younger 
sister was slightly hurt in the accident. 
He was a member of Kappa Alpha 
fraternity and graduate of Central 
High School. 

The entire campus community was 
saddened by the untimely deaths of the 
two men. 

Lamar Puryear, III, born September 27, 
1955, to Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Puryear, 
of Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Mrs. Pur- 
year is the former Julia Goodman, 
class of 1947. 

Lorrie Ann Fuzak, born September 25, 
1955, to Mr. and Mrs. William G. 
Fuzak, who recently moved to South 
Carolina from Crystal Springs. Bill 
is a 1953 graduate. 

Paul Allen Holder, born during the sum- 
mer to the Jim Holders, of Boyle, 
Mississippi. Mr. Holder finished Mil- 
lsaps in 1943. 

Margaret Darman Gresley, born June 23, 
1955, to Mr. and Mrs. J. Stanley 
Gresley, of Little Rock, Arkansas. 
Mrs. Gresley is the former Elizabeth 
Landstreet, '42. 

Deborah Elizabeth Deweese, born July 
25, 1955, to Rev. and Mrs. Ed De- 
weese, of Silver City, Mississippi. 
Rev. Deweese graduated from Millsaps 
in 1951. 

CZEMBER, 1955 


High School Day Set 
For Saturday^ March 17 

Saturday, March 17, has been set as 
the date for the annual High School 
Day program at Millsaps College. 

Seniors from Mississippi's high schools 
and from high schools in neighboring 
states will be guests of honor for the 
day, which is planned to help them 
make decisions concerning their college 

An interesting and helpful program 
is being planned for the visitors which 
will include tours of departmental ex- 
hibits, an afternoon variety program, 
lunch on the campus, a three-act play, 
"The Rainmakers," and consultation op- 
portvmities for students desiring advice. 

Scholarships Offered 

A feature of the day-long program 
will be the scholarship tests offered 
during the morning portion of the pro- 
gram. Twenty seniors will be chosen 
for awards on the basis of test scores. 

Chairman of the High School Day 
Committee is Mrs. Marguerite Good- 

Alumni are urged to inform promising 
high school seniors in their localities of 
the High School Day program — and to 
assist them in securing transportation 
to Jackson for the day. 

Your help in careful student lecruit- 
ment is needed! 

Retirement Delayed 

Mrs. Cooper Is Matron 
In New Unit For Girls 

The largest full-time enrollment in 
Millsaps College history has created its 
share of problems, but at least one 
direct result of the student boom has 
the enthusiastic approval of the entire 

Last June Mrs. Cooper prepared to 
say goodbye to Millsaps after 27 years 
in the role of "second mother" to the 
women of the College. It was rather 
hard for any of the girls to imagine 
dormitory life without Mrs. Cooper, but 
everyone agreed that she had certainly 
earned a rest. 

This year, however, expanding enroll- 
ment necessitated the leasing of an 
apartment building on Adelle Street 
(west of the campus) to accommodate 
30 coeds. When the problem of finding 
a new house mother arose, Mrs. Cooper 
was, quite naturally, the person officials 


The newly-elected officers of the McComb Area Alurani Club receive the congratula-' 
tions and best wishes of President H. E. Finger, Jr. Pictured left to right are: 
Dr. Finger, Mrs. Ferry Bunch, secretary-treasurer; Tommy Parker, president; and 
Julian Prince, who helped organise the club. Flans are underway for the organiza^ 
tion of the Greenville and \ icksburg areas of the state. 

wanted for the job. Because the work 
is so much a part of her life and be- 
cause she recognized the need, "Mrs. 
Hattie" agreed to come back. Back she 
is in the rented apartment house on 
Adelle Street which is known appropri- 
ately as Cooper Hall. 

So, once more the little lady with the 
warm, sweet smile is at her work, en- 
dearing herself to another group of 
Millsaps women whose names will be 
among the hundreds who have come to 
love her. 

These parents and their five lovely 
daughters comprise the Dakin Fitzgerald 
family. Dakin is a 1940 graduate of 
Millsaps who is now practicing medicine 
in Cleveland, Mississippi. 

Alumnus ToHeadUCYM; 
Will Serve For Fwo Years 

Charles Boyles, Millsaps College 
graduate and student at the Bostor; 
University School of Theology, has beer 
named chairman of the general counci 
of the United Christian Youth Move- 
ment, the youth arm of the Nationa 
Council of Churches. 

Boyles was chosen by the genera 
council of the United Christian Youtl 
Movement, representing 10,000, 00( 
young people from 14 denominations 
The council met at Williams Bay 

As president of UCYM for the nex 
two years, he will represent Christiai 
youth throughout the world in the ac 
tivities of the National Council o 
Churches. Headquarters of the organ 
ization are located in Chicago. 

Boyles will travel to foreign countrie 
during his term of office to discuss th 
problems of youth around the world am 
to encourage the cooperative effort o 
Christian youth in meeting the prob 
lems of the future. 

A 1952 graduate of Millsaps, he wa 
quite active in campus affairs. Anion 
the organizations to which he belonge 
were the Millsaps Singers, the Playen 
and the Ministerial League. His honoi- 
included membership in ODK, Kit Kaj 
Who's Who Among Students in Amer 
can Colleges and Universities, and tl 
presidency of Wesley. 


Majors Hope To Overcome 
Lack of Experience^ Depth 

With two "off seasons" behind them 
the Millsaps Majoi's are well into the 
1955-56 basketball campaign — one which 
should mark the beginning of the long- 
awaited comeback drive. 

Coach Erm Smith, who was named to 
direct the Millsaps hasketeers in 1954, 
has faced a rebuilding assignment of 
rather large proportions. With the de- 
parture of the powerful team of the 
1953-54 season came the victory drought. 
Last year the Majors could manage but 
one win. 

This year Smith is working with a 
fifteen-man squad which has the serv- 
ices of only two lettermen. N. R. Walley, 
'orward, and Jack King, e;uard, are the 
returning first stringers. Resei-ve guard 
Tommy Carey is back and seeing serv- 

Lambufh Game Best 
At press time the Majors had yet to 
Dreak into the win column, with six 
osses charged against them. An offen- 
ive battle with Lambuth College found 
he Majors putting forth their best ef- 
brt. The final score was 108 to 98. 

Newcomers to the squad who are look- 
ng good and should help tha Millsaps 
ause considerably are Ed Whaley, 6'4" 
enter, of Tupelo; Ken Parks, 6'3" for- 
ward, of Sledge; Buster Holloway, 6'1" 
orward, transfer from Sunflower Jun- 
or College; and Bob and Bill Livingston, 
dentical twins who promise to deal the 
pposition some trouble as well as con- 
usion. They received their experience 
t Sunflower Junior College. 

Despite the slow start, the Majors 
lave displayed plenty of spirit and 
etermination, and observers are predict- 
ig that they're on their way back to 
he position of one of the best of the 
onsubsidized teams in the deep South. 
If they're playing in your general 
rea, go out and see them! The 1955-56 
asketball schedule is as follows: 
November 22 William Carey College 

1 Southwestern Memphis 

2 Lambuth Jackson, Tenn. 

8 Bethel McKenzie, Tenn. 

9 Sewanee Sewanee 
(ecember 10 Sewanee Sewanee 
)ecember 13 William Carey College 


anuary 9 Birmingham - Southern 



January 25 Howard College Home 
January 31 William Carey College 

February 3 Howard College Birming- 
February 4 Birmingham - Southern 

February 6 Christian Brothers College 

February 13 Delta State Home 
February 15 Southwestern Home 
February 21 Delta State Cleveland 

A Ghost Campus 

A picture of the Millsaps campus in 
the fall of 1898 would present quite a 
striking contrast to the busy scenes of 
the '55-'56 session; for, according to 
Professor G. L. Harrell, he and a Mr. 
Worrell were the only human beings 
en the campus that fateful autumn — 
and not because there was a lack of 
initiative in the student recruitment de- 

It seems that the professor, then a 
student, had come to school a few weeks 
early in the fall. It was his se)iior 
year, and he had important organiza- 
tional duties for student activities. His 
plans were short-lived, however, for on 
the evening of his arrival report was 
received of a yellow fever case on Mill 
Street. Immediately panic-stricken citi- 
zens fled Jackson and made their way 
to refuge above the so-called frost 
line. Within a few hours Mr. Worrell, 
who had had yellow fever, and Professor 
Harrell were tlie only living souls re- 
maining on the hill. 

Harrell is Prisoner 

For six weeks they camped in the 
Worrell house, which was called Asbury 
Hall, and which stood where Burton Hall 
is today. Mr. Worrell, who was, of 
course, immune to the disease, made 
trips for the provisions, but the Profes- 
sor was "confined to quarters" for the 
duration of the quarantine. 

As we watch the mass of students 
crowding Murrah's halls each day and 
realize enrollment is at an all-time high 
of 842, it's a little difficult to envisage 
the ghost campus of '98! 


Three members of the faculty started 
the 1955 academic year in new positions. 
Or. Franklin W. James was promoted 
from associate professor to professor of 
chemistry; Mrs. Nellie K. Hederi from 
instructor to assistant professor of 
Spanish; Dr. AVilliam J. Brett from as- 
sistant professor to associate professor 
of biology. 

Bruce Carruth, who taught psychology 
part-time during the '54-'55 session, has 
taken a position with the Veterans Ad- 
ministration Hospitals as full-time clin- 
ical psychologist. Mr. Carruth is a 1949 
Millsaps graduate. 

Dr. J. M. Sullivan, professor emeritus 
of chemistry and geology, has recently 
returned from very pleasant visits with 
his children in Memphis and on the 
Gulf Coast. Dr. Sullivan had been con- 
fined to his home for some time because 
of illness. 

Dr. Raymond Mellvenna, who served 
as head of the department of political 
science from 1949-1955, has taken a 
position with the Institute of State and 
Local Government at the University of 

For several days in November the 
stork was a pretty busy bird, trying to 
accommodate faculty families. On Nov- 
ember 8, Professor and Mrs. Sam Knox 
welcomed Amy Ruth, and the next day 
William Eugene joined the J. J. Live- 
says. Then the Reverend and Mrs. 
Robert Anding followed suit on Novem- 
ber 20, when Robert Charles arrived. 
Mr. Knox is associate professor of 
mathematics; Mr. Livesay is director of 
public relations; and Mr. Anding is 
assistant professor of religion. 

The Millsaps College faculty enter- 
tained the faculty of the School of Medi- 
cine of the University of Mississippi 
with a reception in the Millsaps-Wilson 
Library on Friday evening, December 2. 
Guests included the entire faculty of 
the School of Medicine, the faculties of 
Belhaven College and Mississippi Col- 
lege, and the boards of trustees of Mill- 
saps and Mississippi College. 



(Continued from Page 11) 

Reunion classes got together for a 
45-minute social at 12:45 p.m. and their 
animated conversation was interrupted 
only by the flash of the camera. Pic- 
tures were mailed each class member as 
a momento of the day. 

After 1:30 p.m. graduates and former 
students watched one of the most color- 
ful parades in the city's history form 
on the campus drive and followed the 
band, floats, and student body to down- 
town Jackson for the big pre-game fes- 
tivity. Judges were stationed along the 
line of march to select the three best 
entries among the floats. 

It was back to the campus after the 
parade for the Homecoming convocation 
in the Christian Center auditorium. One 
of the high points of the year was the 
announcement of the selection of the 
Alumnus of the Year, Mayor William 
J. Caraway, '35. of Leland. N. R. Wal- 
ley, student body president, of Richton, 
made the presentation as the audience 
stood and applauded. It was indeed a 
thrilling moment. In keeping with the 
trend toward offering returning alumni 
information as well as entertainment. 
Dean James Ferguson spoke brilliantly 
on the subject "Education — For What?" 
Singers Inspire 

The convocation audience was inspired 
when "Pop" King directed the Millsaps 
Singers in selections from their concert 
program. Alumni sensed the source of 
power and greatness of the College as 
they were lifted up by the music. Ann 
Foster, Jackson freshman, added to the 
enjoyment of the day by singing two 

When the convocation adjourned al- 
umni were conducted on a tour of the 
newly completed Millsaps-Wilson Li- 
brary, and reaction was enthusiastic. 

It was 4:30 p.m. by this time and some 
of "the old guard" rested while others 
strolled about the campus viewing the 
many improvements and remembering 
earlier days. Campus decorations fur- 
nished by the Vikings and Norsemen 
featured a Walt Disney characters 
theme. Alumni called them "superb." 

At 6 p.m. a capacity crowd filled the 
cafeteria for the annual Homecoming 
banquet. Following a delicious meal, 
toastmaster Tommy Ross presided dur- 
ing an interesting program which fea- 
tured a talk by Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr. 
The Association's progress report, which 
included data on some real steps for- 
ward, made by President Ross and the 
Executive Secretary, concluded the din- 
ner meeting. Adjournment came at 
7:15 p.m. 

(Continued on Page 21) 


If the whole story of the 1955 football season for the Millsaps Majors were 
told from early September until the final gun of the final game, the logical quip 
from the disinterested grandstand quarterback would be, "So Hollywood's writing 
your scripts these days!" Someone skilled in storytelling could weave quite a yarn 
out of the facts. 

When September 1 rolled around Head Coach Sammy Bartling and Assistant 
Coach Erm Smith had every reason to be confident. Nineteen lettermen from last 
year's squad, which rolled up a 7-1 record, were scheduled to return. Newcomers 
included a promising group of freshmen, the largest in years. The team was in 
better shape and spirit was high. It looked like the Majors were on the threshold 
of their most successful season. 

By September 18 two of the team's brightest stars were gone. Big Luke Was- 
son, stalwart tackle and honor student, ready for a great season, was tragically , 
drowned in the Mississippi River before the opening game. Red Powell, brilliant^ 
senior quarterback, was out for good with a shoulder separation. j 

Don Williams, 1954 understudy to Powell, narrowly missed death in a summer i 
accident and watched practice from the sidelines. j 

Alumnus meets athlete at the first annual alumni-football team chicken fry hel 
near Jackson in September just before the opening game of the season. Appearin 
in the picture are, left to right, "Red" Powell, Memphis, quarterback: alumnus GenI 
Price, Florence; alumnus .Joe Hinds, Jackson; alumnus Leonard Clark, Jacksori 
Tom Boone, Memphis, guard; and John Lowery, McComb, fullback. Officials ni' 
ported a highly successful evening. 

Bennie Kirkland, standout end, was crippled with a broken hand. A half dozi 
other injuries developed after games with subsidized William Carey and Delll 
State. Kennard Wellons, halfback, of Jackson Central High fame, joined the tea' 
late and was ready for action when he received a broken leg in practice. 

By October 1 things looked far from bright for the Majors. Crow Parnell, Vfl 
had never touched the ball as a T-formation quarterback, was moved from halfbau 
to run the team. Delta State, a scholarship school, was next on the slate. With a fe 
days' practice, Parnell took over in Memorial Stadium against the Statesmen ai 
the Majors came close to turning the tide. 

From then on in the Majors played inspired football, with only one excoptioiM 


the game with Southwestern in Memphis. That one was truly their worst of the 
season after being "high" for the Choctaws the week before. 

Here's what the record book says about the team: 
Millsaps 6 William Carey 

Millsaps 7 Delta State 

Millsaps 18 Livingston (Alabama) State 

Millsaps 12 Sewanee 

Millsaps 33 Howard 

Millsaps 14 Missisippi College 

Millsaps 7 Southwestern 

Millsaps 34 Ouachita 

The 1955 football season will go down in the record book as the year the Majors 
came back from some stunning reverses through sheer spirit and determination. 








A sign of growing alumni interest in college activities is revealed in the Num- 
ber One fall project of the Alumni Association. Scores of alumni in the Jackson 
area made history last spring when they formed a task force to sell season tickets 
to Millsaps football games. Incomplete figures on results of the campaign show 
that 289 tickets were sold, bringing in more than $1700 to help balance the ever- 
pressed budget of the Department of Athletics. 

By-product of the alumni football ticket sales was the largest box office sale of 
tickets since 1946 and a marked increase in attendance over previous years. 

One of the highlights of this year or any year in alumni activity was the 
alumni-football team chicken fry held on September 13 at the Mississippi Valley Gas 
Company Lodge near Jackson. Members of the team were guests of interested 
alumni during an evening which saw 100 persons gather for some excellent food and 

Craig Castle, Jackson attorney and Association vice-president, was master of 
ceremonies for a brief but interesting program following the supper. Millsaps foot- 
ball players, both past and present, were introduced, and speakers pledged support 
of the team — win, lose, or draw. Sports editors and writers for the three local 
dailies were invited guests. 

The chicken fry was planned to promote fellowship between alumni and stud- 
ent athletes and to strengthen the amateur athletics program at the College. 

According to officials, the evening was a great success, and it will be an annual 

On the sports agenda for the remainder of the year are basketball, baseball, 
ind tennis. A story elsewhere in this issue gives the data on this year's edition of 
;he basketball team. Coaches expect improvement in basketball and baseball over 
ast year. The Majors were co-champions of the state in tennis last year but Dr. 
VI. C. White's netters lost only one by graduation and should enjoy as good a sea- 
on as they did last spring. 

Here's an SOS to all ex-Millsaps athletes. We need your help in locating team- 
nates who attended but did not graduate. How about writing down the names and 
ddresses of those who were on the roster with you when you were in school and 
lailing them to Alumni Records Clerk, Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi? 

Watch for an improved and more interesting football schedule within the next 
ew years. Interested alumni and college officials have long regretted the fact 
that Millsaps teams have been forced to play colleges paying their athletes and 
equiring machine-like results from their scholarship squads. 

Some schools, among them Delta State and William Carey, will be conspicuously 
absent from the 1956 schedule. The Athletic Committee is conducting negotiations 
:ith several nationally-known colleges adhering to a strict amateur code for pos- 
iible games by 1957 or 1958. It would seem likely at this writing that Sewanee, 
southwestern, Ouachita, Howard, and Mississippi College will remain on the Mill- 
ips football schedule. 

Campus Rifle Pits 
Reminder of Strife 

Perhaps there are many Millsaps 
alumni who have never realized that 
the lovely, tranquil campus of their 
Alma Mater was once the scene of 
fierce Civil War fighting. Although 
it is rather hard to picture the peaceful 
hill as a battle site, it became just that 
when the Battle of Jackson began. 

General Grant and his Federal troops 
marched on Jackson in July of 1863. 
Setting up camp on Millsaps Hill, they 
dug rifle pits in the ai-ea between 
Murrah and the library — rifle pits, which 
after 92 years ai'e affording the faculty 
children with the best cowboy-indian 
territory in Jackson! 

Union Troops Took Over 

Within a short time, the battle was 
on. Several times during the fighting 
the hill changed hands, but Confederate 
victories were short-lived, and history 
tells us that the Union Troops soon 
overwhelmed the grey-coats. 

Bombardment by the Federals was 
so severe that the city of Jackson was 
reduced to ruins. The only structures 
left standing were the Old Capitol, the 
Governor's Mansion, and several lucky 
chimneys. In fact, Jackson was in such 
demolished state that it became known 
as Chimney ville! 

The cannon, which today stands in 
the area near the trenches on the 
campus, was presented by the United 
States Government, to commemorate 
the devastating battle. 

A salute to one of the finest groups of graduating seniors ever to don the 
urple and White is in order at this time. Gridmen receiving their sheepskin this 

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Final event of an event-filled day was 
the game with Mississippi College in 
Memorial Stadium at 8 p.m. before the 
largest crowd ever to watch the two 
teams play. The Majors came out on 
the short end of an IS to 14 score, but 
they played magnificently, overcome 
finally because they were short on re- 
serves. It was a thrilling two hours 
and the Millsaps Marching Band delight- 
ed the crowd with a top notch halftime 

Lovely Jeanette Ratcliff, of Vicksburg, 
was crowned Homecoming Queen by 
Dr. Finger in a beautiful ceremony as 
four attractive maids stood by as her 
court. Kappa Alpha, Chi Omega, and 
Kappa Delta floats were judged best in 
that order. 

Captains Bennie Kirkland and John 
Awad presented the sword to Missis- 
sippi College captains and returned the 
Choctaw tomahawk in ceremonies after 
the game. 

lECEMBER, 1955 


They Accepted The Great Commission 


Because missionary service is indisput- 
ably one of Christianity's highest call- 
ings, members of the faculty and staff 
of Millsaps College are proud to have 
had a part in helping to prepare many 
young Christians for duty at home and 
abroad. Certainly there is no finer way 
to achieve fulfillment of the good life 
than through dedication to a service that 
forgets the self completely — a service 
which sees only the needs of fellow men. 

Among the recent Millsaps graduates 
who have entered the mission program 
are Sue Robinson and Onie Scott, class 
of '51. From 19.51-19.54 they served in 
Constantine, Algeria, in North Africa as 
three-year-term missionaries under the 
A-3 program. Miss Robinson has now 
become a regular missionary, serving 
the Woman's Society of Christian Serv- 
ice as a religious educator and social- 
evangelist worker in Hartford, Connecti- 
cut. At present Miss Scott is enrolled 
at Boston University, working on her 
M.A. degree. 

From Ewha University, just outside 
Seoul, Korea, word has been received 
of the splendid work being done by 
Dorothy Hubbard, '51. Miss Hubbard 
is teaching English at the University 
under the K-3 plan. There she is help- 
ing to instill high Christian principles 
into the hearts and lives of more than 
3,000 Korean girls. 

Also included among the foreign mis- 
sionaries are W. B. Jones. '50. Santiago, 
Chile; Emilia Weber, '53, Mexico City, 
Mexico; and Peggy Billings, '50, Pusan, 

Among those serving at home under 
the short term plans are: Ella Virginia 
Courtney, '52, Carrollton, Georgia; Caro- 
lyn Lamon, '55, Dallas, Texas; Martha 
Sue Montgomery, '53, Cedartown, Geor- 
gia; and Theresa Terry, '55, Chattano- 
oga, Tenn. 

While these recent graduates ai-e just 
beginning to grasp the true beauty of 
service for others, there are those who 
have had sufficient years of experience 
to know the genuine, deep sense of grati- 
fication that comes from this rewarding- 

A typical example in this group would 
be Mrs. Gladys Jones Maw, '29, and her 
husband, Joe, who have been in the 
Belgian Congo for more than 15 years. 
He serves as building superintendent and 
maintenance engineer for mission sta- 
tions in the area, while she is teaching 

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Millsaps students from foreign countries pause in their busy schedule to pose for 
the cameraman with Dean James Ferguson. They are, left to right: Jose Espana, 
Santa Ana, El Salvador, Central America; Tommy Chahuras, Sparta, Greece; Young 
Chull Lee, Pyong Yang, Korea; Seung Rin Song, Seoul, Korea; Nina Mitzelliotou, 
Scorpulos, Greece; and Dr. Ferguson. These students are campus favorites, mak-j 
ing their contribution to the life of the college community. 

^^^v^^^^t^^ ^^ ^ 

Here's Your Constitution 

^> ^ ^ » ^» ^ ^» ^^ t^^^^' 

With the summer issue of Major Notes we began publishing portions of the 
newly adopted constitution of the Alumni Association. The paragraphs below pick 
up where the first article ended. Each issue will carry succeeding portions until 
the entire constitution is published. 

Article IV. Privileges of Members 

Section 1. Privileges of Regular Members. Regular Members in good standing] 
have the right to vote at all meetings of the Association; they receive all tb 
publications of the Association and all notices to all general meetings held unde: 
the auspices of the Association. When any regular member has failed to pay th( 
current regular membership dues the executive committee may suspend thes' 
privileges on giving reasonable notice. 

Section 2. Privileges of Sustaining Members. In addition to having the samej 
privileges as regular members, sustaining members are entitled to free admissioi 
to all games, plays, and other general admission activities sponsored by the College: 
When any sustaining member has failed to pay the current sustaining membershi] 
dues the executive committee may suspend these privileges on giving reasonabh 

Article . Management and Duties of Officers 

Section 1. Board of Directors. The management of this Association is veste' 
in the board of directors comprising the president, the three vice-presidents, thi 
recording secretary, thirty-six directors, the three immediate past presidents, am 
the executive secretary. Its actions ai'e subject to review by the members at thl| 
Homecoming and Alumni Day meetings. 

Section 2. Executive Committee. During the intervals between the meeting, 
of the board of directors, the executive committee is empowered to transact busineS' 
for the Association. This committee comprises the president, the three viee-prea 
idents, the recording- secretary, and the executive secretary. Its actions are subjeu 
to review by the board of directors. 







Birthday Dinner For Harrell 
Features Tribute By Sullivan 

When Dr. G. L. Harrell, emeritus 
srofessor of astronomy, reached his 
jightieth year on October 17, a group 
)f his close friends and associates hon- 
)red him at a birthday dinner held in 
he College cafeteria. 

Prominent among those present for 
;he occasion was Dr. J. M. Sullivan, 
jmeritus professor of chemistry and 
feology and long time friend and as- 
;ociate of Dr. Harrell. 

A highlight of the evening was the 
noving tribute which Dr. Sullivan paid 
lis fellow professor following the birth- 
lay dinner. Excerpts from the talk 

"I feel greatly honored to have any 
)art in this program, but we are gather- 
id this evening to do honor to our dear 
'riend and Octogenarian, Dr. George L. 
Harrell, who this day celebrates the 80th 
mniversary of his birth. 

"His notable contributions have been 
;he result of many hours of painstak- 
ng observation and calculation. 

Words Inadequate 

"In such situations as we find our- 
elves at this time, we often feel that 
vords seem inadequate to express the 
motions of mind and heart. But words 
jiiust be the vehicle of our thought com- 
jiiunication, and even now 

i 'Thought leaps out to wed with 

Ere thought can wed itself with 
"Dr. Harrell, we recognize your long 
fe of service in our midst, your modest 
nd untiring attention to all respons- 
)ilities, your genial and warm-hearted 
jmpanionship, your long-continued serv- 
e as registrar of Millsaps College, and 
our loyal devotion as an alumnus of 
le College. 

"You are now a full-fledged Octo- 
Bnarian and we heartily congratulate 
VI and wish for you and your family 
rolonged health and happiness, hoping 
lat in ten more years you may take 
,ace with the Nonagenarians." 
Dr. and Mrs. Harrell live at 812 Arl- 
gton Street in Jackson and they still 
mtribute richly to the life of the Col- 

We're certain that Millsaps alumni 

"'erywhere join Dr. Sullivan in sincere, 

I ' belated, wishes for many happy re- 

rns of the day for Professor Harrell. 

Jo Nell Alford. '54-'55, to Robert Dixon 
Brumfield. Living at Mississippi Sou- 

Aspasia Athas, '54, to George V. liokas. 
Living in Pensacola, Florida. 

Helen Yvonne Brewer, '53-'54, to Daniel 
B. Hall. Living at Keesler Field. 

Ann Briggs to Samuel Eugene Fields, 
Jr., '54-'55. Living in Jackson, Missis- 

Margaret Buchanan, '53-'54, to Tip 
Allen, Jr., '51. Living in Tuscaloosa, 

Gwendolyn Bright to David Harris, '55. 
Living in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Betty Colleen Betts to Dr. Weir Conner, 
'49. Living in New Orleans, Louisi- 

Sara Jane Brockman, '54-'55 to John 
James Henry. Living in Columbus, 

Ethel Clement, '52-'55, to Robert Her- 
man West. Living at Ft. Benning, 

Frances Campbell, '52-'54, to Carl Eu- 
gene Fineher. Living in Greenwood, 

Marguerite Cain, '53, to Ted Frelon 
Taylor. Living in Jackson, Missis- 

Irene Delchamps to Steven Lavelle 
Moore, '53. Living in Jackson, Mis- 

Meta Catherine Dixon, '53-'55, to Rev. 
William W. Watkins, '49. Living in 
Atlanta, Georgia. 

Margie Louise Farrish to Hunter Brown 
Daniel, '54. Living in Memphis, Ten- 

Janis Edmonson, '54, to John Taylor 
Grant '55. Living at Ole Miss. 

Mary Louise Flowers, '55, to John Sand- 
efur, '53. Living in Memphis, Ten- 

Mary Lynn Graves, '55 to Samuel O. 
Massey, Jr. Living in Memphis, Ten- 

Glenda Glenn, '55, to Carl Welch, student. 
Living in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Betty Jane Gray, '53, to Harry R. Allen. 

Living in Houston, Texas. 
Nelda Gatewood to John D. Stringer, 

'55. Living in Memphis, Tennessee. 
Mary Gail Henley, '50-'51, to Herman 

Freeman. Living in Jackson, Missis- 
Virginia Hewitt, '55 to Edwin Jones. '53. 

Living in Atlanta, Georgia. 
Mary Elizabeth Holland, '46-'49, to Cecil 

B. Boadwee, '50. Living in Jackson, 

Rethunia Barksdale Johnston, '53, to 

Robert M. Crosland, Jr. Living in 

Atlanta, Georgia. 
Barbara Johnson to Barry Kimbrough, 

'52. Living in Denver, Colorado. 
Gillian Lunt, Kent, England, to Hugh 

Gaston Hall, '52. Living in Jackson, 

awaiting call to Army. 
Patricia Ann McGuire, ■52-'55, to Terry 

D. Rees, '52-'54. Living in Memphis, 

Claire Elaine -Michaels to John McCray 

Rhodes, '43-'44. Living in Jackson, 

Norma Neill, '55, to Fred DeLong, '54. 

Living in Laurel, Mississippi. 
Betty Jo Norton, '50-'52, to Richard 

Heywood Ramsey, Jr. Living at the 

University of Alabama. 
C.-"therine Northam, '53-'54, to William 

Donald Bealle. Living at State Col- 
Jean Nalty, '53, to Edwin Lowe Gul- 

ledge, '49. Living at Camp Gordon, 

Carolyn Pope, '51-'52, to Edward Lit- 

man. Living in Jackson, Mississippi. 
Margaret Raye Ratcliff, '54-'55 to 

James F. McMullan, '54-'55. Living 

in Jackson. 
Sandra Sumrall, '54-"55, to Lt. Murray 

Smith. Living in Biloxi, Mississippi. 
.Martha Ann Selby, '55, to Randall Keith 

Hunter. Living at Ole Miss. 
Betty Jean Shortridge to Frank E. Col- 

lette, Jr., '51-'53. Living in Memphis, 

Anita Tew to Oscar N. Walley, Jr., '54. 

Living at Emory University, Georgia. 
Ann Threlkeld to Jack M. Mobley, '52. 

Living in Memphis, Tennessee. 
Martha Ann Vance, '54-'55, to Prentiss 

Mitchell. Living at Ole Miss. 
Daisy Floyd Walters, '53-'55, to Clyde 

Winn Agard. Living in Jackson, 

.Margaret Weston, '50-'52, to Robert 

Joseph Brady, Jr. Living in Jackson, 

Patricia Georgia Winters to Robert M. 

Crisler, '53. At Fort Lee, Virginia. 
Gwendolyn Warren, '55, to John Wiley 

Green, Jr., student. Living in Jackson, 


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ICEMBER, 1955 


J^etter To A Professor . . . . 

No educator can know the extent of 
his influence upon the lives of the men 
and women who study under his guid- 

For a year or two he can observe 
the growth of the individual as he re- 
sponds to his instruction and counsel 
and then time moves on and he is gone. 
Life is so demanding that somehow 
contact is lost and the teacher must 
serve a new student s'eneration. 

Dr. A. P. Hamilton, now in his 
thirty-eighth year as a member of the 
Millsaps faculty, is fortunate enough 
to have received an account of the re- 
sults of his efforts in behalf of a stu- 
dent. A letter from one who sought his 
counsel and received encouragement in 
return tells the story. Excerpts from 
the original communication are given. 
Dear Dr. Hamilton: 

This is a letter of appreciation 
which should have been written long 
ago. It has been started before, but 
abandoned because of the difficulty 
in properly expressing it. An ordin- 
ary "thank you" letter is comparative- 
ly easy to write, but my obligation to 
you is no ordinary one and cannot be 

acknowledged by the usual forms. 

You ai'e the one, who, more than 
any other, was responsible for my 
introduction to higher education. By 
your well-timed advice and assistance, 
you made it possible for me to start 
to college. All of this was back in 
1939, and I suspect that you have 
long since forgotten it. A Millsaps 
student introduced us. He told you 
briefly that I wanted to get started 
to college, but lacked the funds. You 
listened quite sympathetically, I 
thought, and told me in definite terms 
that, if I really wanted to go, I should 
come on up to Jackson, and you would 
see that I got a job. I came in 
September, with $9(;.00 and a great 
deal of fear and trembling. You ob- 
tained a job for me as a messenger, 
and I finished my freshman year with 
that job. 

I was no great shakes as a student, 
but I know that I grew more during 
my year at Millsaps than in any other 
comparable period before or since. 
It was at Millsaps that I learned that 
living is not necessarily a procession 
of ignorance and poverty and insecur- 
ity and humiliation — and that is a 

great thing to learn. It is greater 
still, I think, to see the possibilities 
of a life of orderliness and stability, 
with the relative security of personal 
adequacy and the personal satisfac- 
tion that comes with the development 
of one's mind. 

Since graduating from law school in 
1947, I have been employed as an at- 
torney. When I met you in 193D, I 
was working as a laborer in a paper 
mill. Recently I met a boy who work- 
ed with me in that mill. He still works 
there on the same job. When I met 
you I was nineteen years old and had 
already been out of high school foi 
two years. I think now that if I hai 
not been able to start to college ir 
the fall of '39, circumstances wouk 
have compelled me to continue as 
mill laborer. 
And so. Sir, I owe you a great debt] 
You will always be, to me, the man 
who was there with advice and as 
sistance at the time in my life whei 
I needed it most. I shall always re 
member you with profound gratitud' 
and the warmest affection. 
Yours sincerely, 
(Name withheld) 

3ln m^nnnam 

This column is dedicated to the memory of graduates and former students who 

have passed away in recent months. Every effort has been made to compile an 

accurate list, but there will be unintentional omissions. Your help is solicited in 

order that we may make the column as complete as possible. Those whose memory 

we honor are as follows: 

Sidney Selvidge, who died September 15, 1955. Mr. Selvidge, who was a 1929 grad- 
uate, resided in Greenville, Mississippi. 

Eugene Franklin Smith, of Jackson, who passed away August 14, 1955. Mr. Smith 
graduated in 1943. 

Frederick Jacob Lotterhos, class of 1922, who was a resident of Jackson, Mississippi. 
Mr. Lotterhos died in January, 1954. 

Mrs. Carrol Ball, who died February 5, 1954, of polio. Mrs. Ball, the former Janie 
Vee Brooks, was a 1945 graduate. She was living in Morgantown, West Vir- 
ginia, at the time of her death. 

The Reverend R. L. Walton, whose death came after a brief illness on September 10, 
1954. He was serving as pastor of the Hazlehurst Methodist Church at the 
time of his passing. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Millsaps 
in 1927. 

Robert Buie, son of the late W. M. Buie and Mrs. W. M. Buie, who died suddenly 
in May, 1955. Mr. Buie was a resident of Jackson and attended Millsaps from 
1941 through 1943. 

Dr. Brewster C. Robinson, who died suddenly on July 20, 1954. A 1943 graduate of 

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Willa Joy White to William E. McKii 

ley, '54. Living in Houston, Texas. 
Barbara Ann Walker, '54, to Joseph I 

Huggins, '50. Living at Ft. Walto 

Beach, Florida. 
MoUye Frances Watkins, '54-'55, to Wi 

Ham C. Lester. Living in Invernes 

Dixie Winborn, '55, to Joe Brooks Cha; 

man. Living in Sacramento, Califo 

Patricia Chestnut to Dr. Richard 

French, '50. Living in Monticell 

Fredda Shelton, '55, to R. E. Kennin||s 

ton, II. Living in Jackson, Mississipj 






Dark Green-Blue Parker 51 — Silver 

"Al Doyle" Engraved on the Cap J 

Loaned for use at registration 
desk 9:30-10.00 a.m. on Home- 
coming Day. 

Property of Lloyd Allen Doyle, Jr. 
Millsaps College 


lembers of the Millsaps Band Council review plans for the routine of one of their 
ine half-time shows. Pictured, left to right, are Larry Tynes, Webb; Tex Sample, 
[rookhaven; Margaret Whitfield, Jackson; Marvin Jeter, West Point; and R. W. 
IcCarley, Ruleville. The Band opened its concert season on December 8th with a 
hapel performance. 

V MEMORIAM — (Continued from Page 24) 

Millsaps, Dr. Robinson was a resident of ^Meridian. 
ewis C. Hutchins, Jackson merchant, who passed away on January 28, 1955. Mr. 

Hutchins received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1930. 
B. Hudson, who attended Millsaps during the 1925-26 session. His death came 

on May 17, 1954. He was a resident of Hattiesburg. 
)hn M. Golden, a 1936 graduate of the College, who died on September 9, 1954. 

Mr. Golden received a Bachelor of Science degree and was living in Meridian 

at the time of his death. 
ihn A. Deterly, Jr., who passed away on January 10, 1955. Mr. Deterly attended 

Millsaps from 1919 to 1921. He resided in Texas City, Te.xas. 
thur L. Cross, of Jackson, who attended from 1930 to 1932. Mr. Cross died on 

November 29, 1954. 
)bert J. Bingham, of Carrollton, who died in January, 1955. Mr. Bingham 

received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Millsaps in 1911. 
Tus Harvey Avery, who passed away last fall. He attended Millsaps College 

from 1926 through 1928. 

PS. Jeanne Sells Adams, 1949-50, of Anchorage, Alaska, who died at the Walter 

Reed Hospital in Washington, October 15, 1955. 
igene Garnet Hanes, class of 1941, who died on October 14, 1955. Mr. Hanes was 

living in Birmingham at the time of his death, 
ss Edna Hennington, of Memphis and Jackson, who died October 22, in the Metho- 
I dist Hospital in Memphis. Miss Hennington was at Millsaps from 1927-30. 

S'ORTS SUMMARY — (Continued from Page 21) 

^ ir are John Awad, Jackson, guard; Tom Boone, Memphis, Tennessee, guard; Char- 
1 Deaton, Greenwood, end; Benny Kirkland, Jackson, end; John Lowcry, McComb, 
flback; Hardy Nail, Jackson, halfback; Crow Parnell, Shreveport, Louisiana, quar- 
,t back; Tom Prewitt, Jackson, tackle; and Bobby Joe Smith, Liberty, tackle. 


Notes From 1955— 

James Burnett entered Duke Univer- 
sity School of Divinity in September. 
He spent this past summer working in 
North Carolina for the Methodist 

EUnora Hiecken has been awarded a 
fellowship in music at Florida State 
University. She entered in September 
to work toward her M..A.. in piano. EU- 
nora is the daughter of the former Dean 
and Mrs. William Riecken of I\Iillsaps 

Beatrice Williams is teaching the fourth 
grade at the George O. Robinson 
School in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Miss 
Williams will serve for three years at 
Robinson School, which is sponsored by 
the Woman's Society of Christian Serv- 
ice of the Methodist Church. 

Our pick for the two best games of the season would be the Delta State and 
5sissippi College contests. Against Delta State a crippled Millsaps eleven amazed 
a)etter-than-usual crowd by fighting the Statesmen down to the wire. Lack of 
r erve strength turned the tide against the Majors late in the game. 


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at the Mission school at Minga. Recent- 
ly Mrs. Maw was appointed head of the 
school there, and Mr. Maw completed a 
new school for the children of the mis- 

Others among the more experienced 
missionaries are: Haniel Jones, '42, 
Rangoon, Burma: the Jack Caldwells, 
'40 (Marjorie Ann Murphy, '44) Hono- 
lulu, Hawaii; and Mrs. Ellenita Sells 
Zimmerman, '43, Hong Kong, China. 

And what is the attitude of all these 
who have given themselves to the up- 
lifting of the less fortunate everywhere '.' 
Here are the words of Dorothy Hubbard, 
which seem to typify the beautiful mis- 
sionary spirit: "I know this is the be- 
ginning of the greatest adventure of my 
life. And how do I know ? The thrill 
I feel when I see the eager-faced, bright- 
eyed students in chapel — tells me sol 
The inspiration I receive from meeting 
the radiantly Christian faculty members 
here — tells me sol The deep challenge 
I am given by the hope and faith shining 
in the faces of the Korean Christians 
who have gone through indescribable 
tragedy and have come out spiritual 
victors — tells me so! AnA it is in re- 
sponse to this whisper that I answer 
with my deepest sincerity, thank You, 
God — thank You for the privilege of 
coming to Korea!' 

And we say, thank You, God — thank 
You for devoted people like these, who 
have taken as a personal challenge the 
commission of 2000 years ago — "Go ye 
into all the world." 

fCEMBER, 1955 



Early Days (1892-1906) 

An interesting letter from Wharton 
Green, '98, revealed that he has just 
celebrated his 76th birthday. Mr. Green 
is living in Murray Hill, New Jersey. 

F. E. Carruth, '99-01, is at home mak- 
ing gains toward recovery after spend- 
ing some time in a hospital in New 
Orleans. Mr. Carruth lives in Johnston 
Station, Mississippi. 

Robert A. Clark, '01, is serving in 
Memphis as chaplain of the Good Will 
Industries, which provide employment, 
training, and rehabilitation for handi- 
capped and aged persons. 

Among those who sent regrets at be- 
ing unable to attend Homecoming and 
the Early Days Banquet was James W. 
Holder, Class of 1903. Mr. Holder, who 
is now in his 89th year, lives in Laurel, 


Rivaling the O. S. Lewises for the best 
attendance at Millsaps functions are the 
Charles L. Neills of Laurel. They are 
both graduates of 1907, and have had 
near-perfect attendance at alumni af- 
fairs in past years. Mrs. Neill is the 
former Susie Boyd Ridgway. 

Dr. Clyde Ruff, of Tomnolen, Missis- 
sippi. 1906-1908, recently wrote to the 
editor sharing memories of the College's 
early days. He expressed a desire to 
learn the whereabouts of Sing Ung Zung 
and Ming Ling Zung, brothers from Sou 
Chou, China, who were at Millsaps with 
him. The alumni records clerk shares 
this concern. 

Jessie L. Sumrall, '08, is now living 
in Vista, California. His address was 
located recently after diligent research 
by the alumni records clerk. 

The College is grateful to Lewis Bar- 
rett Jones, '10, and Mrs. Baldwin Lloyd 

for their very generous donation of 
several early copies of the Bobashela. 
Mi-s. Jones is a prominent Jackson law- 
yer, and Mrs. Lloyd is the daughter of 
Rev. S. M. Thames, who was a member 
of the first Board of Trustees of the 

After finishing Millsaps in 1916, L L. 
Tigert practiced law in South Carolina 
for more than thirty years. He served 

in the South Carolina State Legislature 
and on the State Parole Board until his 
retirement three years ago. At present 
he is living in Lakeland, Florida. 

R. A. Thorne, Sr., '17, of Tampa, Flor- 
ida, was unable to attend Homecoming 
because of a badly sprained ankle. He 
wrote that he "took eleven steps at 
once — down, not up!" 


Because of the overflow congregation, 
two morning services are being held at 
the First Methodist Church at Braden- 
ton, Florida. The Reverend Fred L. 
Martin, 1921-23, is Minister of Preach- 
ing in the Southwest Florida Church. 

Recently J. W. Sistrunk, '24, received 
a promotion from Bell Telephone Com- 
pany. Mr. Sistrunk, who has been with 
Bell Telephone since 1927, is now auditor 
with the Mississippi headquarters in 

Dr. Robert L. Williams, '25, has been 
appointed assistant dean of faculties 
and professor of education at the Univ- 
versity of Michigan. Dr. Williams has 
been a member of the Michigan staff 
since 1936. 

The recent appeal for addresses of 
Grenada and Whitworth College alumn- 
ae resulted in an encouraging response. 
Among those to reply was Mrs. Thelma 
McKeithen Williams, who graduated 
from Grenada College in 1927. Mrs. 
Williams now lives in Forrest City, 

Dr. J. K. Bettersworth, '29, head of 
the department of history and govern- 
ment at Mississippi State College, was 
recently appointed a member of the 
board of trustees of the State Depart- 
ment of Archives and History. Editor 
of the Mississippi Quarterly and vice 
president of the Mississippi Historical 
Society, Dr. Bettersworth is the author 
of books entitled Confederate Mississippi 
and the recently published Peoples Col- 
lege, A History of Mississippi State. 


One of the strongest supporters Mill- 
saps has is Bob Neblett, '27-30, popular 
television newscaster. During this sea- 
son's football ticket sales campaign, he 
was generous with his personal time and 
effort, as well as with his professional 
services. Thanks to his interest and 

plugging, the campaign received more 
publicity than could have been hoped for 
without him. 

Theron M. Lemly, '30-'32, assumed 
new duties as general agent for the 
Memphis area of the Mutual Benefit 
Life Insurance Company. Prior to this 
appointment he had served as manager 
of the Memphis branch of the Home Life 
Insurance Company. 

Dr. Carl R. Newsome, '38, has joined 
the faculty of Union College in Barbour- 
ville, Kentucky, as professor of chem- 
istry. Before accepting the position at 
Union, Dr. Newsome taught at Moore- 
head State College in Minnesota. ; 

1940-1948 } 

Delta-C&S Air-Lines recently award-l 
ed a promotion to Dale Harper, '40. Mr 
Harper was transferred from Shreveporj 
to Chicago to take over as Statioi 

An interesting and informative lette! 
has been received from Chaplain Algl'J 
M. Oliver, '40, who is in Trinidad, Bri 
tish West Indies. He writes that he an' 
Mrs. Oliver (Elizabeth Barrett, '39-'40 
have formed their own private alumr ■ 

Harold Turnage, '43, former Jackso' 
newspaper man and Director of Publ: 
Relations for Hinds Junior College, ht 
joined the staff of West Liberty Stai 
College, West Liberty, West Virgini , 
In his new position he will be in charj 
of college publicity and publications. H 
wife is the former Ann Gillis, who w: 
at Millsaps from 1938-40. 

Among the many former Millsa; 
students who are associated with t 
new University Medical Hospital in Jao 
son is Dr. J. L. Wofford, '43. Dr. Wi 
ford is a fourth year surgical residel 
and a pretty busy man these days! 
is married to the former Mary Ridgw»j|)j,, 
'47, of Jackson. 

Waudine Nelson, '44, is serving 
Director of Christian Education at Fi 
Methodist Church in Columbia, Miss 
sippi. Prior to her acceptance of t 
position she had been a field worker 
the Mississippi Conference Board of ) 
ucation. It was her job to enlist 
train adult workers with youth. 

Class of '49 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Clayconl 




(Grace Edwards) attended ta^ Summer 
Institute of Linguistic.? at the University 
of Olilahoma in prepavati'un for leaving 
this fall for New Guinea. There they 
will serve as missionaries under the 
auspices of the Lutheran Church. 

William R. (Billy) Crout recently re- 
ceived his discharge from the Navy. 
In September he entered the School of 
Divinity at Harvard. 

After two years' splendid work as 
rector of Grace Episcopal Church in 
Canton, the Rev. Michael T. Engle ac- 
cepted a call to All Saints Church in 
Grenada. He is married to the former 
Kancy Napier, '50-'52. They have one 
son, Michael, Jr. 

Charles Darby is assistant professor 
of psychology at Western Michigan Col- 
lege in Kalamazoo. Mr. Darby served 
as an instructor of psychology at Mill- 
saps during the 1950-51 session, while 
!Dr. Ray Musgrave was on sabbatical 

Class of '50 

,To Holland, '48-'50, is engrossed in 
some interesting work with WJTV in 
Jackson. As a home economist she has 

daily show of her own called "Kitchen 



Dr. and Mrs. Earl Lewis (Mary Sue 
Enochs, '51) have made their home in 
iMagee, Mississippi, where Earl has set 
-ip his practice. 

^ Class of '51 
Inez McCoy, who is coed secretary of 
:he YMCA in Brooklyn, New York, 
vrites that although most people there 
lave never heard of Millsaps, she was 
iccepted for graduate work at Colum- 
iia University chiefly on the strength 
if ^lillsaps' reputation as an exceptional 
iistitution of higher education. 

' Major Robert L. Wisor, '51-'52, has 
Jeen named Board Supply officer at Ft. 
Venning, Georgia. During World War 
I, Major Wisor served in the Asiatic- 
'acific theater, and from 1947-1950 was 
. tationed in Japan. Prior to the assign- 
lent at Ft. Benning he was in Europe. 

j Lowrey Varnado is attending Ford- 
■' am University, where he is working to- 
ard has Ph.D. in English. 

Rubel Phillips, clerk of the circuit 
)urt in Corinth, Mississippi, is retiring 

president of the Mississippi Circuit 
Clerks Association. He was recently 
elected Public Service Commissioner of 
the third district. 

Having left El Paso, Texas, Ramsey 
Pridgen stopped by for a visit at Mill- 
saps before continuing to Great Neck, 
Long Island, New York. Ramsey has 
taken a position with the Sperry-Rand 
Corporation, serving with the Gyroscope 
Division in Great Neck. 

Class of '52 

After completing a photolithography 
course, Pvt. Richard R. McLeod grad- 
uated from the Engineering School at 
Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. 

On May 24, 1955, James D. Newsome, 
Jr., was ordained as a minister of the 
Presbyterian Church and installed as a 
minister of education at the Peachtree 
Road Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, 

After nearly two years with the Army 
Security Agency in Europe, William 
(Hunky) Holland received his discharge 
in August. Hunky is now attending 
graduate school at Ole Miss, where he 
is working toward his M.A. in English. 

Friends of Ouida Faye Gardner Strain, 

'50-'52, are relieved to learn of her home- 
coming-, after five months in the State 
Tuberculosis Sanatorium. Ouida Faye 
vmderwent a series of extensive tests to 
determine the cause of her illness, which 
was finally diagnosed as histoplasmosis, 
a type of fungus. She and her husband, 
E. B., '52, are to be highly commended 
for their beautiful display of faith and 
courage through those trying days in 
the hospital. 

A very welcome letter from Barry 
Kimbrough revealed the fact that he is 
at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, 
Colorado. In addition to attending 
school, he is serving as pastor of a 
Methodist Church in Evans, Colorado 
and supporting his very recent bride, 
Barbara Ann Johnson. 

Class of '53 

Betty Small, Jackson, has been ap- 
pointed tour secretary for the 1956 Maid 
of Cotton. As tour secretary, she will 
accompany the Maid of Cotton on her 
six month tour in behalf of the American 
cotton industry. Betty, the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Small, was Miss 
Millsaps her senior year. 

Word has been received from Lt. 
David Balius in Korea that he is direct- 
ing and developing a very fine 16-voice 
Protestant choir, and will probably be 
home next summer. His wife, the for- 
mer Virginia Kelly, is in Jackson, with 
her parents, awaiting his return. 

Lt. (j.g.) Pat Curtiss, who has just 
returned from duty in the Orient, wired 
his appreciation for the copy of Major 
Notes which was waiting in San Fran- 
cisco when he landed. Pat is serving 
on the USS Badoeng Strait. 

Van Cavett, Jackson, received his dis- 
charge from the Army in August, and 
in September entered the graduate 
School of Journalism at Northwestern 
University in Evanston, Illinois. 

Jimmy Allen, who finished his tour of 
duty with the Navy in August, has join- 
ed his brother's firm, the Allen Office 
Supply Company, in Jackson. 

Class of '54 

Teaching school at Ft. Walton Beach, 
Florida, are Jo Anne Cooper and Janella 
Lansing. They write (without coaching 
from the Florida Chamber of Commerce) 
that they are quite pleased with the 
climate, the people, and the jobs. 

Betty Lee Hardwick, Greenwood, is in 
Atlanta, where she has just become a 
stewardess with Delta-C&S Air Lines. 

In September, Fred Whitham entered 
Indiana University to work on his M.A. 
Fred received an assistantship in the 
sociology department. 

Pfc. Milton L. Roby, '52-'54, is sched- 
uled to participate in Exercise Sage 
Brush, the largest joint Army- Air Force 
maneuver since World War II. "Mitt", 
a machine gunner with the 351st Regi- 
mental Combat Team, is regularly sta- 
tioned at Camp Rucker, Alabama. 

Recently Dan Anders was promoted to 
specialist third class in Korea, where 
he is a member of the 7th Infantry 
Division. This division is the only one 
that has remained in Korea since the 

Class of '55 

Memphis seems to hold special attrac- 
tion for the members of this class. 
Among the many former students there 
are Ann Carter, Mrs. Sam Massey, 
(Mary Lynn Graves), and Mrs. John 
Sandefur (Mary Lou Flowers). 

)ECEMBER, 1955 



at Millsaps College 


Listed below are a few of the interesting events scheduled 
to be held on the cami^us during the remainder of the current 
session. Foremost among them for alumni is Alumni Day on 
Thursday, May 10, which was originally scheduled for March 
15. You are urged to make plans now to join your classmates 
in attending the Alumni Day program. 

Mid Semester Examinations . January 14-21 

Concordia College Choir Febiaiary 14 

Millsaps Band Tour March 2-3 

Play — 'The Rainmaker" ............... March 15-17 

MEA Luncheon . March 16 

High School Day March 17 

National Premedical Convention March 29-April 1 

Millsaps Singers Tour April 1-13 

Spring Holidays .". March 29-April 4 

Play — "Come Back, Little Sheba" May 9-12 

Alumni Day . May 10 

Baccalaureate . May 27 

Graduation . May 28 






Volume 40 

December,, 1955 

Number 4 

Published by Millsaps College monthly during the College year. Entered as second 
class matter November 21, 1917 at the Post Office in Jackson, Mississippi, under the 

Act of August 24, 1912.