MILLSAPS COLLEGE ALUMNI NEWS
ie Alumni Fund
usic Is Back
ngers On Record
cA Pictorial Report
of Club Activity —
Part of the story of expanding interest
and loyalty for the College on the part
of alumni is told in the pictures in the
panel. They're a brief camera's eye
view of some of the activities of alumni
clubs during the past few months. Read-
ing from top to bottom : in the first
picture Jim Stuckenschneider, third from
the left, outgoing president of the
Memphis Area Millsaps Club, congrat-
ulates J. J. Valentine, newly elected
president. Seen in the picture from the
left are W. F. Murrah, Valentine,
Stuckenschneider, Mrs. Ralph McCool and
Ralph McCool, secretary-treasurers, and
Bernard Luke, vice president. Good food
and good fellowship preceded the Mem-
phis Area election, as is revealed by pic-
ture number 2. When the Greenville Area
Club organized in January, Mayor W. J.
Caraway, of Leland, was named its first
president. In picture number 3 Dr. H.
E. Finger, Jr., left, and Dr. T. G. Ross
wish the president-elect well. Newly
elected Greenville Area officers pose
with guests following the dinner meeting
in the Hotel Greenville in picture num-
ber 4. From the left, they are Craig
Castle, Jackson, Association vice-presi-
dent; M'illiam Kimbrell, Greenville, Club
vice-president; Curtis Nabors, Leland,
Club secretary; Dr. Ross; W. J. Cara-
way, Leland, Club president; Dr. Finger;
and AV. H. Bizzell, Cleveland, Club vice-
president. Thunderstorms notwithstand-
ing, the McComb Area's late spring out-
ing was a success. Picture number 5
shows seniors from high schools in the
area with alumni and college officials
between showers. Club President Tommy
Parker planned the outing.
The Story of Millsaps
Alumni Living Their
Loyalty to the
In Their Own Home
ABOUT THE COVER
With the close of the 1955-56
session two men whose contribu-
tion cannot be measured in words
reached the emeritus status. They
are pictured in front of Murrah
Hall where for many years they
influenced the lives of hundreds
of young men and women through
their teaching and their example.
To Alvin Jon King and Albert
Godfrey Sanders go the gratitude
and the love of all of us who call
Millsaps College alma mater.
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MILLSAPS COLLEGE
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IN THIS ISSUE
Alumni Fund Begins
Your New Officers _
Results of Dues Plan
Music Department ..„
4 Ford Foundation Gift
5 Dr. Key Dies
7 Singers on Record
8 Alumni Day Reviewed
Major Notions . .
Millsaps Authors .
. . Scholarship Data
Mrs. Cooper Retires
Convention Scenes ....
Births .... Sports Summary
Union Building ....
5 Professors Retire
6 Foundation Formed
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Editor James J. Livesay
Assistant Editor Edna Boone
Staff Assistant Shirley Caldwell
Thomas G. Ross
_. William H. Bizzell
Vice President Robert M. Matheny
Recording Secretary Martha Gerald
Executive Secretary James J. Livesay
Alumni Committee Chairmen
J. D. Powell
_.. Gilbert Cook, Sr.
W. B. Lloyd
0. S. Lewis
ALUMNI FUND VOTED UNANIMOUSLY
Predict Minimum of $10,000
From Campaign During 1956-57
Graduates and former students of
Millsaps College will give a minimum
of $10,000 through the Alumni Fund
during the coming year.
That's the prediction and the hope
of Alumni Association officials and the
great need of the College.
This $10,000 will be only a modest
beginning for the new plan for alumni
giving to be inaugurated with the start
of the new year on July 1.
The plan, to be known as the Millsaps
College Alumni Fund, was conceived and
developed by the 45-member Alumni
Board of Directors over a three-year
period and unanimously approved by
members present at the Alumni Day
banquet on May 10. The administration
of the College was consulted regarding
the needs of the College and their
approval of the plan was secured before
submitting it to the Board and the
The stage is set for the first real
effort on the part of alumni to contri-
bute in a material way to the support
of the College. Success, which officials
so confidently predict, depends on each
Now let us take a closer look at the
How Will it Operate?
Article III of the constitution, as
amended on May 10, gives a good
general description of the fund. The
following excerpts list specific infor-
"There is established by the Alumni
Association and the College a fund to
be known as the Millsaps College Alum-
ni Fund. Gifts of any amount may be
made to the fund. Donors will be en-
couraged to make unrestricted gifts;
however, gifts for faculty salaries,
buildings and grounds, scholarships, or
other designated uses will be accepted.
"There will be a separate fund-raising
drive each year.
"The fund director will be appointed
annually by the president-elect of the
Alumni Association and the president
of the College.
"The executive secretary of the Alumni
Association and his staff will assist
the fund director in the administration
of the Alumni Fund campaign. The
fund year will coincide with the Alum-
ni Association fiscal year.
"No specific amount will be provided
from the Alumni Fund for the alumni
office, but the Association will expect
the College to provide sufficient funds
for the operation of an effective alumni
Why Is It Needed?
Each year the unhappy news is re-
ceived that several of the nation's inde-
pendent colleges were forced to close
their doors. Rising costs, which all
of us can understand, shrinking return
on endowment investment, inability to
compete with business and industry in
the matter of salaries — all of these
are reasons. Millsaps College is faced
with each one of these problems and
they must be solved — without the bene-
fit of tax money.
A capacity enrollment has made it
imperative that new dormitories and
other buildings be constructed, new
equipment be purchased, additional staff
members be employed.
+ WANTED +
One Hundred Alumni -
WHO WILL GIVE $100
DURING 1956-57 TO
The Alumni Fund
AND THOUSANDS WHO
WILL GIVE WHAT THEY CAN
+ WANTED +
Many institutions are increasing costs
to students — and automatically closing
the doors to many promising young
men and women. Millsaps officials are
reluctant to do this, and yet additional
funds must be obtained if standards are
to be kept high and the College's leader-
ship in the field of liberal arts education
is to be maintained.
Why Not Continue Dues?
The program of membership dues
inaugurated during the 1953-54 session
has been a good beginning, but it has
been only a token expression of the
interest of the alumni. The first year
it resulted in $980, the second year
$2,225, and this past year $2,930.
An encouraging and significant trend
in this year's dues pattern is noted in
the fact that while purchase of the $3
minimum type showed only a 11% in-
crease over the previous year, the sus-
taining ($12 or above) membership
purchases increased 70%.
Despite these increases, the total giv-
ing through the dues plan this year
provided less than half of the basic cost
for operating the alumni office. Except
for approximately $700 for student ac-
tivities, the 619 alumni participants
did not contribute a sufficient amount
to assist the College through its gene-
The dues plan was a pump primer.
Kothing more. One college admini-
strator remarked, "We discontinued our
dues plan because it did not challenge
Why Is Alumni Support So Important?
The colleg-e is judged by the interest
and support of its alumni. Potential
support for the needs of the college
exists in the areas of corporate gifts,
gifts from foundations, bequests from
parents of students and from friends.
These same potential benefactors are
being advised to make certain the
alumni of the institutions they are
considering believe in the value of the
College sufficiently to support it with
their own gifts.
More direct, more obvious is the fact
that if the College is to meet the
challenge of the months and years ahead,
alumni support, both spiritual and ma-
terial, is a must.
Who Supports the College?
The income budget of Millsaps College
reveals four major sources of support
for the program. The largest single
source is from tuition and fees, with
income from endowment investment,
gifts, room rent, and miscellaneous
coming in that order.
The most dramatic increase in support
within recent years has come from the
Methodist Church. The two conferences
during the 1950-51 session gave a total
of $10,320.10. The 1955-56 figure will
reach $75,000. Next year it is believed
that $96,000 will be received from this
source. The Methodists of Mississippi
are increasing their giving.
Gifts from business and industry with-
in recent years has been encouraging.
Among those giving to the College are
Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad Com-
pany, U. S. Steel, Colgate-Palmolivei
Company, and the Ford Foundation.!
Colleges receiving substantial alumni
support can look forward to much more:
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Construction to Begin Soon on Union Building
New Officers Named;
Record Vote Cast
In an election which topped last year's
record response, Jackson, Mississippi, at-
torney Craig Castle, '47, has been
named to head the Millsaps College
Alumni Association for the 1956-57
Castle won over Robert Ridgway,
'35, also of Jackson, after dues paying
members of the Association from every
section of the nation returned ballots
mailed to them prior to Alumni Day.
Sixty per cent of the graduates and
former students eligible to vote par-
ticipated in the election.
Vice-presidents selected by their fel-
low alumni were W. J. Caraway, '35,
Leland mayor; Fred Ezelle, '37, Jack-
son business executive; and Martha
Gerald, '41, Jackson attorney. Other
nominees for vice-president were G. C.
Clark, '38, Jackson; the Reverend Inman
Moore, '47, Pelahatchie; and Julian
Prince, '49, McConib.
Mrs. Tom Larche, '28, Jackson, was
elected recording secretary of the As-
sociation, defeating Norma Norton, '54,
Jackson, for the post.
The announcement of the results of
the election was made at the annual
Alumni Day banquet on May 10. The
new officers will assume their duties
on July 1.
There was a quiet on the campus that
day. The flag hung at half mast and
those who did not know and didn't re-
member asked about the stillness. It
was January 25. Word had been received
that Dr. D. M. Key, the fourth president
of Millsaps College, had died in his sleep
in Birmingham. An outstanding educa-
tor, a man of great integrity had gone
to his reward.
Served Their Fellowmeti
Methodism lost two of its ablest work-
ers when death came to Dr. W. B. Lewis,
'06-'09, of Houston, Texas, and Dr.
Charles Crisler, LLB '14, of Jackson.
Dr. Lewis, who passed away in April,
had devoted his life to missionary serv-
ice in Africa, and Dr. Crisler, who
died in January, had long been a leader
in the Methodist Church of Mississippi.
Contracts will be let shortly after
July 1 for construction of the $350,000
L^nion Building, the second building
project of the Million for Millsaps cam-
paign, it was announced at press time
by President H. E. Finger, Jr.
Work should begin on the building
during the summer, and officials are
hoping that it will be ready for oc-
cupancy by the 1957-58 session.
On May 25 a total of $720,000 had
lieen paid to the Million for Mill-
saps fund on pledges of $1,103,408. It
is hoped that individuals and churches
will complete the payment of their
pledges on schedule so that a men's
dormitory may be built next to relieve
Will Fill Many Needs
The Union Building will have a new
and greatly enlarged cafeteria, grill,
bookstore, offices for student organi-
zations, rooms for meetings, a dark
room, hobby room, and ample space
for recreation. It will fill a need which
has existed on the campus for many
years — the need for adequate space
for an all-campus recreational center.
In commenting on the project the Pur-
ple and White, campus weekly, said
editorially: "We will be proud of the
new Union Building. Few tangible
things could do more for school spirit
and enthusiasm than a place such as
this where we can get together as often
as we like with the faculty and other
A three-gent'ralion Millsaps family was represented on the campus recently when
the Reverend William 15. Jones, '97, and Dr. George B. Jones, '25, came to visit their
granddaughter and daughter, Sarah, '58. Reverend Jones, who has had three
children and five grandchildren to attend or graduate from Millsaps, is the oldest
living graduate of Millsaps College.
Sixty-Fourth Session Ended
With Impressive Ceremonies
One hundred and fifty-three seniors
took part in Commencement exercises
during the weekend of ]May 27-28 as
the College reached the close of its
Speakers for the Baccalaureate ser-
vices held at Galloway Memorial Meth-
odist Church and Graduation exercises
were Dr. Merrimon Cuninggim, dean of
Perkins School of Theology, Southern
Methodist University, and Dr. Myron
F. Wicke, associate secretary of the
Division of Educational Institutions,
Board of Education of the Methodist
Church in Nashville, Tennessee.
Four Receive Honorary Degrees
Four outstanding Mississippians were
awarded honorary degrees by the Col-
lege in recognition of notable service to
the community, the Church, and the
College. Doctor of Divinity degrees were
conferred on the Reverend R. G. Moore,
superintendent of the Cleveland District
of the Methodist Church, and the Rev-
erend J. D. Slay, pastor of First Meth-
odist Church, Laurel. Alvin Jon King,
beloved director of choral music at
Millsaps for thirty-four years, received
the degree of Doctor of the Humanities.
A Ripley attorney and civic and church
leader, Fred B. Smith, was awarded the
degree of Doctor of Laws.
The Commencement weekend began
Sunday with Communion in Fitzhugh
Chapel. Other events of the day included
the senior breakfast at the Robert E.
Lee Hotel, the Baccalaureate Service
at Galloway Memorial Methodist
Church, the President's reception for the
senior class, and the Millsaps Singers
The annual meeting of the Board of
Trustees and the senior class meeting
headed the list of morning Commence-
ment activities Monday, May 28. Omit-
ed this year was the alumni banquet,
which will be held each year earlier in
Monday night's graduation ceremonies
were impressive in the cool May evening.
The traditional processional with the
graduating seniors and faculty in the
line of march made its way from
Sullivan-Harrell Science Hall past the
library to seats in the outdoor audi-
torium to begin the evening's program
as the audience of parents, friends, and
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The increasing interest and enthus-
iasm of Millsaps College alumni are
reassuring. Regular publications by the
alumni office are
for this interest. The
high quality of Major
Notes accounts for
the enthusiasm. The
College has been
pleased with the re-
sponse the alumni
publications have re-
Intensive activity and careful plan-
ning by the alumni officers and direct-
ors have also contributed to the rise
of alumni concern. The association has
in recent years tapped some resourceful
men and women to give it leadership
Your interest and enthusiasm have
been expressed because of alumni publi-
cations and the activity of the alumni
officers and directors. The reason for
such interest, however, is gratitude on
your part for Millsaps College's contri-
bution to your development. Your
enthusiasm for the College's growth and
expansion can be attributed to your ap-
preciation for the role it played in your
intellectual and spiritual pilgrimage.
Another substantial reason for the
intensified alumni concern is the widen-
ing recognition of Millsaps College's
importance. With the tendency of gov-
ernment to control more and more of
life, independent colleges assume an
exceedingly strategic position. With the
need for responsible and able leaders
in community and church, liberal arts
education and Christian higher educa-
tion grow in stature. With Mississippi's
growth and expansion, the opportunities
for a first rate liberal arts college in
our capitol city are exciting indeed.
Greetings to all of you from the
What We Gave Through The Dues Plan
When Zach Taylor. Jr., assumed his duties as president of the Alumni Association on July 1, 1953,
all of us looked forward to a big year. It was indeed a year of achievement, with the Million for
Millsaps campaign heading the list of important steps forward. Another achievement was the inaugu-
ration of the annual membership roll call, the first of its kind in the history of the College.
As we move from a dues plan to the Alumni Fund program, a bigger and better approach to fund
raising, it is well to take a statistical look at just what the membership calls accomplished. Certainly
we will all agree that they set the stage for the 1956-57 Alumni Fund in a most efficient manner as
more and more alumni participated each year.
With the beginning of the new year on July 1, the Millsaps College Alumni Association will
launch its brand new plan for fund raising.
Officials are hoping that when report time comes again next spring at least 1,000 alumni will
have given an average of $10 each.
We believe the goal will be exceeded.
Hard work on the part of an enthusiastic Board of Directors
has made this year another year of progress for the Millsaps
College Alumni Association. Members of the Board attend-
ing the April meeting, one of four during the year, appear
above. Pictured, from left to right, seated, are Mrs. Orrin
Swayze, Jackson; Ruth Tucker, Jackson; Dr. T. G. Ross,
president, Jackson; Mrs. Tom Larche, Jackson; Mrs. J. Earl
Khea, Jackson; Martha Gerald, secretary, Jackson. Board
members standing, from the left, are Dr. 0. S. Lewis, Hat-
tiesburg; W. J. Caraway, Leland; Craig Castle, vice-presi-
dent, Jackson; W. B. Lloyd, Jackson; Dr. Manning Hudson,
Jackson; Gycelle Tynes, Webb; W. T. Hankins, Jackson;
G. C. Clark, Jackson; Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr.; O. B. Triplett,
Forest; W. L. Rigby, Gulf port; Dr. Charles Wright, Jackson;
and Gilbert Cook, Canton.
One of the high moments of a year which will be remembered for its important
occasions was the national convention of Alpha Epsilon Delta held on the campus
March 29-31. In the top picture officers of the premedical honorary appear follow-
ing their election at the convention's business session. Seen fourth from the right
is Dr. J. B. Price, head of the department of chemistry, host officer. Officials and
their positions, from the left, are Dr. John B. Fincher, Howard College, national
councilor; Dr. Maurice L. Moore, Bronxville, New York, national secretary-historian;
Dr. Lloyd R. Gribble, West Virginia University, national president; Dr. Price; and
Dr. Norman F. Witt, of the University of Colorado, national treasurer. It was the
first time the meeting of the national organization had been held in Mississippi.
Music Department Reactivated;
Ambrose to Serve As Chairman
The Department of Music at Millsaps
College will be reactivated beginning in
September, 1956. Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr.,
announced plans to re-establish the de-
partment following approval by the
Board of Trustees of the College.
Holmes Ambrose, who has been serv-
ing as associate director of choral music
during the past year, will be chairman
of the department. He will have a staff
of at least two full-time assistants and
other part-time teachers. Mr. Ambrose
is a graduate of the University of
Nebraska and holds the degree of Master
of Music from the University of Ne-
Belhaven Agreement Ends
For the past five years instruction in
applied music and other music courses
has been provided by the music faculty
of Belhaven College under the terms of
an agreement made in 1951. The memo-
randum of agreement expired at the end
of the 1955-5fi academic year.
In commenting on the arrangement
with Belhaven, President Finger ex-
pressed the "deep appreciation of the
Board of Trustees for the splendid serv-
ice rendered Millsaps students by the
Belhaven College Faculty." Under the
terms of the agreement students from
Belhaven College and Millsaps College
could take courses for credit from both
The Department of Music will be
housed in Elsinore Hall, which will
undergo extensive alterations this sum-
mer. Facilities will also be provided on
the ground floor of Founders Hall and
in the library for additional music ac-
The reactivation of the music depart-
ment is expected to provide greatly en-
larged opportunities for the study of
voice, organ, and piano. Particular em-
phasis will be placed on training for
students who are interested in becoming
choir directors or church organists. Plans
are being made to train ministerial
students and students in Christian edu-
cation in methods of enriching church
Mr. Ambrose is especially interested
in encouraging- prospective teachers to
teach music in the public schools and,
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Ford Gives Millsaps
More than $200,000
When the Ford Foundation made its
half-billion dollar gift to the nation's
privately supported colleges, medical
schools, and hospitals last December,
Millsaps was one of the 615 institutions
of higher learning sharing in the grant.
A total of .$210 million was designated
specifically for use in improving faculty
salaries, a critical item on the agenda
of the independent colleges.
Millsaps College was also one of 126
institutions selected to receive a "bonus
gift" of $50 million because of "note-
worthy leadership in improving the
status and pay of faculty members."
The gift received by the College was
$214,100, including the bonus grant.
Ford Specifies Use
According to the terms specified by
the Ford Foundation, institutions shar-
ing in the $210 million must use the in-
come from the money fo.- the next ten
years to raise faculty salaries. After
that it can be spent anyway the adminis-
tration sees fit.
In addition to the Ford Foundation
gift, donations have been received by
the College from the following organi-
zations within recent months: Colgate-
Palmolive Company, $2,000; Esso Edu-
cational Foundation, $2,000; and U. S.
Increasingly, the nation's independent
colleges are looking to business and in-
dustry to help in the financial crisis
which is at hand. Happily, business is
responding with individual gifts and
donations through state foundations.
Income from this source will remain
small until alumni demonstrate their
faith in these same independent colleges
by giving them financial and moral sup-
Who*s Who Lists Alumni
The Educational Department of the '
A. N. Marquis Company has notified
the College that Walter Scott Welch,
of Laurel, Mississippi, and Robert Paul
Ramsey, of Princeton, New Jersey, will
be included as new biographees in the
next edition of Who's Who in America.
Mr. Welch received his LLB from
Millsaps College in 1906, and Dr. Ram-
sey is a member of the class of 1935.
To Dr. D. M, Key
Wurd of the death of David Martin
Key, the fourth president of Millsaps
College, was received by the campus
community on January 25.
Members of the faculty and staff
remembered Dr. Key as a friend and
associate. They recalled his depth of
character, his warmth, his devotion to
truth. They were deeply touched by the
sad news. Students and others who did
not have the privilege of knowing him
felt the impact of the news in the re-
actions of those who were his friends
and his "students."
Dr. Key died in his sleep in Birming-
ham, Alabama, following his wife in
death by one year. He had been in fail-
ing health for a number of months. Two
sons, David Martin, Jr., of Columbus,
Ohio, and Shelton, of Chicago, Illinois,
and two daughters, Mrs. George Taylor
and Mrs. James Preston, both of Bir-
mingham, survive him.
Among those attending the funeral
from Millsaps College and the Jackson
area were Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr., Dr. A. P.
Hamilton, Dr. Ross Moore, and Dr. M.
Following his retirement from the
presidency of Millsaps College, Dr. and
Mrs. Key moved to Birmingham, where
Dr. Key accepted a position as professor
of classical languages at Birmingham-
Briefs From Commeecemeet
Millsaps College seniors were reminded of their debt to the American experience
and their Christian heritage by Dr. Merrimon J. Cuninggim at Baccalaureate
services held Sunday morning, May 27.
An overflow congregation at Galloway Memorial Methodist Church heard
Dr. Cuninggim say, "You share two possessions and you owe
two responses. You are debtors to the American experience.
You cannot simply inherit it. The Bill of Rights must be
continually affirmed. You must carry it on.
"The faith of your fathers must be your faith. You must
become the believer, the embodiment, the evangelist of the
Christian faith. You may not live off the capital of religious
itleals," he said.
The Dallas educator reminded members of the Class of
195G that they were incomplete in knowledge, wisdom, and
sensitiveness, but, he said, "a rich arrival is possible after
an impoverished beginning."
Referring to the emphasis of the Christian faith on the
individual's great possibilities and great obligations he said,
worth and, at the same time, recognizes that you are a
"There is no freedom except as we find it in faith in God and in our acceptance
of our fellowmen as our brothers," he said.
An attentive audience heard Dr. Myron F. Wicke speak earnestly and thought-
fully to the seniors concerning their "next assignment."
"Books, teachers, and experience have been the major elements in your
formal education," he said, "but from now on the order of the educational in-
fluence on your life will be drastically shifted. In the new setting- you will face
dangers that can destroy the value of your college experience. You may lose
all you have won if now you cease to grow."
Praises Liberal Arts Education
It believes in your
sinner as well as a
He praised a liberal arts education, describing the liberal
arts graduate as follows: "He can think. He can learn quickly,
far more quickly than the person whose training has been too
narrow and specialized. He can follow directions. He knows
how to stay with a job until it is finished. He knows how to
live with others. He knows what creative work means. But
most of all, he is not bound to the here and now, not tied to
things as they are. He has seen that when a man thinks
he can think of a better way."
Dr. Wicke named noise, speed, and lethargy as the three
characteristics of present day society which challenge the
"Your assignment will require time for quiet recollection,
for listening, and for prayer. Your assignment will require
often to decide where you are going.
"The status quo is always the easiest to achieve. It is partly the result of the
hideous belief that one person can do very little. The easiest lethargy is intellectual
and spiritual. Yet to live reflectively it is required that we exercise our wills.
Our free will is a positive force only so long- as it is used to turn our attention
to what is important and good."
Concluding his moving address Dr. Wicke said, "Remember: It is altogether
possible to gain the whole world, but to lose our own souls. This is the final danger.
"When I am tempted to surrender dreams and hopes, I find that I can do
no better than follow the request of the child who found herself lost on the streets
of her own city. So she said to those who were trying to help her: 'If you will
take me to the hill where that white cross stands, I can find my own way
from there.' "
FALL DELIVERY SCHEDULED
Singers Record Concert Program
on RCA-^Victor Red Seal Label
The songs of the Millsaps Singers,
for many years a source of great pride
and inspiration for the College and its
supporters, have been reproduced on
After negotiations with the Recorded
Publications Company of Camden, New
Jersey, a late April recording date was
set, and the choir, under the direction of
Alvin Jon King, sang for the team of
technicians, RCA-Victor, and posterity.
It was one of the final projects of a
long and successful career in choral
music for Mr. King, who retired at the
close of the 1955-56 session of the
Nine selections, totaling approximate-
ly twenty-eight minutes of singing,
will appear on the 10-inch record, which
includes such universal favorites as Ser-
gei's "My God and I" and Lutkin's
"Benediction and Amen."
A choir of sixty voices will be heard
on the record, which will bear the RCA-
Victor red seal label. Technicians and
equipment employed in the recording
of the Singers is of the same quality
used by the nation's top singers, choral
groups, and instrumentalists, officials
Songs to be heard on the record are
Records will sell for $3.50 plus
mailing charges. They will be sold
on a first come, first served basis.
If you are interested in buying a
Singers record please fill in this form
and mail it to Director, Department
of Public Relations, 31illsaps College,
.records for me at
$3.50 plus mailing charges.
My address is
"Glorious Everlasting," by Cousins; "My
God and I," by Sergei; "Lullaby on
Christmas Eve," by Melius Christiansen;
"Calvary's Movmtain," arranged by
Pooler; "Benediction," by Lutkin; "Our
Father," by Gretchaninoff ; "Carol of
the Drum," by Katherine Davis; "How
They So Softly Rest," by Willan; and
"Restoration," by Benjamin Edwards.
Delivery date for the Singers record
has been set for October 1. Alumni and
friends of the College, the Singers, and
Mr. King will be given an opportunity
to order records through the Depart-
ment of Public Relations. A survey will
be made this summer to determine the
demand which should be expected so
that intelligent planning concerning the
quantity of the order can be made.
Perhaps no other organization on the
campus has meant so much to so many
people through the years since Mr. King
organized the Singers in 1934. The rec-
ord is an eloquent testimony to the
beauty of the music, the character of !
the director, and the quality of life
which he was able to inspire in his
Officials anticipate a heavy demand
for the record. Certainly it is "a dream
come true" for "Pop" and his many
Surgeons Name Rehfeldt
At the recent convention of the Con-
gress of Neurological Surgeons in Los
Angeles, California, Dr. Fred C. Reh-
feldt was elected president of the or-
ganization. The membership of the
Congress is composed of ueuro-surgeons
from the United States and Europe, and
election to the presidency of the group
is a distinct honor. As one of the re-
sponsibilities of his office. Dr. Rehfeldt
will preside over the international con-
vention to be held in Belgium.
Dr. Rehfeldt, who graduated from
Millsaps College in 1939, has served for
the past four years as chief-of-staff of
the Harris Hospital in Fort Worth,
Members of the faculty and staff of
Millsaps College join his classmates and
friends in congratulating Dr. Rehfeldt
for his latest honor.
Mayor Bill Caraway, Leland, was
named president of the Greenville Area
Club at the first meeting of the tri-
county group in January. Elected to
serve with him as area vice-presidents
were Bill Kimbrell, Greenville; Bill Biz-
zell, Cleveland; the Reverend Blanton
Doggett, Indianola; Stacy Kellum, Hol-
landale; and J. L. Nabors, Inverness.
Curtis Nabors, Leland, was named
secretary. The program, which featured
an address by Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr., in-
cluded brief talks by Dr. T. G. Ross,
Alumni Association president, and Ex-
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Increased By Gifts
Within recent months the Millsaps-
Wilson Library has been the recipient of
gifts of books and money from alumni
and friends of the College. According
to Librarian Bethany Swearingen, the
contributors and their gifts are as fol-
Mrs. J. R. Countiss and the late Dr.
Countiss, books on religious subjects
and Mississippi Methodism; Mrs. W. J.
Davis, books on the history and culture
of Japan and on the Russian language;
the I. C. Enochs family, reference sets,
and books of literature, travel, art, and
international affairs; Mr. and Mrs. J.
Henderson Young, standard classics in
history and literature; the Charles
W. Crisler family, books on religion
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ODK Honors Alumni
Pi Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa
has recognized contributions made by
three Jlillsaps College alumni to their
community by electing them to active
They are Craig Castle, Jackson at-
torney; J. N. McLeod, Jackson business
executive; and Dr. Manning Hudson,
Jackson physician. The three commun-
ity leaders were elected to active mem-
bership in ODK for the 1956-57 school
Castle is a 1947 graduate of Millsaps
College and holds a Bachelor of Arts
degree. lIcLeod received his Bachelor
of Arts degree in 1955 and Dr. Hudson
was awarded the degree of Bachelor of
Science in 1940. All three are active in
civic and church affairs and take part
in numerous projects in support of Mill-
Castle, newly elected president of the
Alumni Association, is presently serv-
ing as its vice-president.
Dr. Hudson is a member of the Board
of Directors of the Alumni Associa-
Ann Anderson, Jackson, and Jack Loflin,
Star, joined a select group of Millsaps
College "greats" when they were named
Miss iMillsaps and blaster Major for the
1955-56 session bv their fellow students.
Ross Releases Figures
On Season Ticket Sales
The first organized alumni effort to
sell season tickets to football games
brought in almost §1900, it was an-
nounced on Alumni Day by Association
President Tommy Ross.
A sales force • of one hundred men
worked last summer in an effort to build
interest in amateur athletics at Millsaps
and to obtain funds to offset a possible
deficit in the athletic department budg-
In addition to the "extra" cash ob-
tained for operating expenses, the sales
campaign resulted in (1) an increase in
attendance at home games, (2) a boost
in ticket sales at the gate, (3) a new
awareness of the nature and quality of
amateur football on the part of local
citizens, and (4) new interest among
local alumni in Millsaps ithletics.
At its ^lay 10 meeting the alumni
board of directors voted to sponsor the
sales campaign for the 1956 season.
Volunteers from among Hinds County
alumni will be welcomed, according to
Members of the Hoard of Trustees are pictured in the Mill-
saps room of the College library following their mid-year
meeting. Trustees standing, left to right, are W. E. Bufkin,
Leland; Dr. \\ . J. Cunningham, Tupelo; John F. Egger,
Meridian; W. O. Tatum. Hattiesburg; Virgil D. Youngblood,
Brookhaven; Dr. J. W. Leggett, Jr., Hattiesburg; John
.McEachin, Grenada; Dr. W. B. Selah, Jackson; Dr. W. L.
Kobinson, \ew Albany; Dr. J. D. Wroten, Louisville; Dr.
J. D. Slay, Laurel. Seated, left to right. Dr. N. J. Golding,
Columbus; A. L. Rogers. New Albany; Bishop Marvin A.
Franklin, Jackson, chairman of the Board; Dr. H. E. Finger,
Jr., and Dr. K. L. Ezelle, Jackson.
Need Two Annuals
For Library Files
A report from Dr. Ross H. Moore
reveals that the campaign to locate
missing Bobashelas has been highly
successful thus far. At the present
time only Bobashelas from the years
1929 and 1934 are missing from the
Contributions were received from the
following persons: Dr. H. C. Henderson,
Dallas, Texas, 1911 and 1912; Miss Janie
Linfield, New Orleans, 1913; Dr. A. A.
Kern, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1919; Mr.
and Mrs. Warren Ware, West Branch,
Michigan, 1921; Dr. Lanier Hunt, Chi-
cago, Illinois, 1925; Mrs. Thomas Lemly,
Jackson, Mississippi, 1927; Mr. E. W.
Lowther, Jackson, Mississippi, 1940; Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Frank Blakeney, Lake
Charles, Louisiana, 1950.
There are still a number of graduates
and former students who are interested
in obtaining copies for their private
collections. The years requested are:
If you are willing to sell or contri-
bute your Bobashela, you are asked to
fill in the following form.
Dr. R. H. Moore
I will donate my Bobashela for the
year(s) to the library.
I will sell my Bobashela for the
year(s) for five dollars.
(We will send wrapping material
and postage in either case.)
SIXTY FOURTH SESSION—
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students stood. Following the address
by Dr. Wicke, diplomas were awarded
and honorary degrees conferred by Pres-
No Grade Lower Than "A"
Clara Parks Booth, of Drew, was pre-
sented the Founders Medal by Dr. A. G.
Sanders for her superior academic I'e-
cord over a four-year period. Miss
Booth was one of the very few students
in the history of the College to make
nothing lower than the letter grade A
throughout her college career.
Two ministers whose children were
receiving degrees in the graduation cere-
monies gave the invocation and prayer
IMctured welcoming Dr. DaMd Donald, center, back to the Millsaps campus for a visit
durinR the 19')5-5t) session are, left (o right. Dean James Ferguson, President H. E.
Finger, Jr., Mrs Tom Boone, and Dr. Boss Moore. Dr. Moore was Donald's major
professor during his .Millsaps days.
Millsaps Alumni Recognized
For Books About Pasty Future
Two Millsaps graduates have made
recent contributions to the study of
history through their writings. Books
by David Donald, '41, associate profes-
sor of history in the graduate faculty
of Columbia University, and George O.
Robinson, '28, assistant manager for
public education at the Atomic Energy
Commission's Savannah River Plant,
have received national recognition fol-
lowing their publication earlier this year.
Mr. Donald has already established
himself as an authority on the Civil War
era by having had several books on
that subject accepted for publication.
His most recent work, Lincoln Reconsid-
ered, has received wide acclaim for its
viewing of the Civil War generation
and its problems from a completely new
perspective. This fact caused one critic
to write, "In a style notable for its flu-
ency, lightly carried erudition, and wit,
Mr. Donald has written a book which,
for once, the word seminal may properly
Mr. Robinson, whose book, And What
of Tomorrow, deals with the human
drama of the atomic revolution, is well
equipped to tell the story of the atom
and its place in man's future. He has
been closely associated with the atomic
program since 1942, having spent
an extensive tour of duty at Oak Ridge,
Tennessee, and having been awarded the
Legion of Merit for his extraordinary
contribution in the preparation and
writing of the first releases on the
atomic energy project. We quote from
a commentary on his book. And What
of Tomorrow is rich with a full descrip-
tion of mankind involved in the search
for peace and progress."
during the evening. They were the Rev-
erend W. P. Bailey, of Winona, and Dr.
J. W. Leggett, Jr., of Hattiesburg.
Bishop Marvin A. Franklin, chairman
of the Board of Trustees of the College,
made the announcements and warmly
praised Dr. Finger for his inspired lead-
ership and his ability as a college ad-
ministrator. Following the announce-
ments. Bishop Franklin declared the
sixty-fourth year of continous operation
of Millsaps College officially closed.
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in this connection, he plans to add in-
strumental training and the public school
offerings to the curriculum.
Plans are to continue the Millsaps
Singers and to add another chorus to
provide choral music opportunities for
students with untrained voices.
A musical will be produced during
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Healthy Rivalry Is
By Edna Boone
In the realization that there is more
than enough friction in tlie nation and
the world today, members of the Mill-
saps and Mississippi College student
bodies have taken steps in recent months
which are resulting in a definite change
from the situation which you probably
knew as a student.
The men who first envisioned this
new look are Bud Walker, president of
the Mississippi College student govern-
ment, N. R. Walley, president of the
Millsaps College student body, and
Dr. J. E. McCracken, Millsaps dean
of students. Because they were dis-
turbed by the ill feeling and vandalism
that were outgrowths of the keen rivalry
between the two schools, they agreed to
begin work on some immediate changes.
The genuine concern of these men
brought about a joint November meet-
ing' of representatives from both schools.
Since the initial meeting, there have
been regular meetings and concentrated
efforts to improve the M.C. -Millsaps
Policy Gets Results
Positive results of this new policy
were seen in a benefit basketball game
in January and a joint variety show in
jNIarch. Proceeds from both of these func-
tions went to the March of Dimes. An-
other succesful endeavor was a spring
chapel program exchange. Future plans
include a combining of talents and ideas
for an all-out Homecoming production
at next year's M.C. -Millsaps football
The students of both institutions are
to be commended for recognizing their
mutual problem and for possessing suf-
ficient maturity to sincerely desire and
successfully carry out a change of
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and philosophy; Hubert Creekmore, a
rare lot of Little Magazines; the Unit-
ed Steel Foundation, a grant of $300.
One of the more recent gifts of money
is the sum of $130 for the purchase of
books in memory of Richard Maley, a
Millsaps student who was killed in an
automobile accident in November of
The Luke Wasson memorial collection
of books is still in the initial stages of
development. Young Wasson, who
would have graduated from Millsaps
in May, died as the result of a water
skiing accident in September of 1955.
Has Eventful Year
The past twelve months have been
full ones for Dr. Thomas G. Ross, to
say the least.
Most of us know him for the leader
ship he has given the Millsaps College
Alumni Association as its energetic
and devoted president since July 1,
1955. Few realize the pace he has kept
since taking office.
In addition to his many responsibili-
ties in connection with an expanding
alumni program, "Tommy" has served
as one of Civitan International's most
important members. At the same time
his alumni duties began he assumed
the District Governorship of Civitan,
and directed a phenomenal program
At least a half dozen other causes
made demands on his time and ability,
which he willingly gave.
Then there was the matter of a
thriving practice as one of the city's
outstanding physicians. That, you know,
was a day and night job, too To cap the
climax he caught the mumps from his
For his unselfish service have come
well deserved honors. He was named
the year's most outstanding alumnus
by the Millsaps Alpha Epsilon Delta
chapter, a premedical honor society.
The Civitan Clubs of Jlississippi pre-
sented gifts of appreciation to Dr. and
Mrs. Ross. His friends and neighbors in
in Jackson picked him as "Northside's
Most Outstanding Citizen." Finally, his
friends, patients, and medical associates
equipped, furnished, and memorialized a
room in St Dominies Hospital in his
Alumni Day Success;
New Feature Praised
"Continuing education for college gra-
duates and former students" was a high-
ly successful feature of Millsaps Col-
lege's annual Alumni Day program held
on the campus Thursday, May 10.
A late afternoon seminar program for
alumni and the general public held in
classrooms in the Christian Center build-
ing drew praise from those who attend-
ed. The hour-long sessions were con-
ducted simultaneously, with Dr. N. Bond
Fleming speaking on "Does the Philo-
sopher Live in an Ivory Tower?", Dr.
R. R. Priddy speaking on "Geology in
Your Own Back Yard," and Dr. M. C.
White speaking on "How to Understand
Two speakers reminded Millsaps Col-
lege Alumni Day audiences of the im-
portance of the liberal arts in the
development of a truly educated citizen.
Discuss Education's Purpose
Alumnus Ed Sturdivant, of Jackson,
now enrolled in graduate school at
Louisiana State University, and Dean
James S. Ferguson both devoted por-
tions of their talks to the interpretation
of the real meaning and purpose of
Sturdivant, speaking before alumni
and students during the morning chapel
exercises, praised the soundness of the
educational preparation offered at Jlill-
saps, pointing out that graduates of the
College who sought advanced degrees
were leaders in their fields.
Dr. Ferguson, who was the featured
speaker during the annual Alumni Day
banquet, addressed his remarks to the
members of the Class of 1956, who were
guests of the Alumni Association. He
asked the alumni to help interpret the
College to the community through the
lives they live and reminded them that
Millsaps provides the sort of education
that will enable its graduates to meet
their responsibilities in a changing
Earlier Dr. Thomas G. Ross, Alumni
Association president, officiated during
ceremonies which inducted the graduates
into the Association. Burton Jackson,
senior class president, accepted the new
relationship for his classmates.
Graduates and former students attend-
ing the banquet endorsed a nationwide
annual alumni fund program following
an explanation by Vice-President Craig
Castle, who stated that officials hoped
that it would grow into a major source
of support for the College.
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Pictured during a recent visit to the campus are, left to riyht, Ewing Gaby. "53,
Mrs. Gaby (Carolyn Hudspeth, '.51-'53), Mrs. George Reid (Nona Ewing, '53), and
Master George Reid. Jr. They are welcomed by Mrs. Tom Boone, staff assistant.
KING, SANDERS RETIRE
The end of the sixty-fourth session of the College also marked the end of the
teaching careers of Alvin Jon King and Albert Godfrey Sanders.
The contribution of these professors to the greatness of Millsaps College can
never be measured. Their influence for good on thousands of lives will continue
to be felt for generations. It vi'ill be difficult indeed to match the quality of
their teaching. They inspired in their students a love for wisdom, truth, and beauty.
In recognition of their service to church, college, and community, honorary
degrees were conferred upon the two men by Millsaps College during the
Many thousands of words have been written, through the press and through
personal correspondence, concerning the retirement of Dr. King and Dr. Sanders.
They come from the heart and from personal experiences and say much better
than this writer some of the things which should be said.
Excerpts from a tribute or two appear below.
TO ALVIN JON KING—
From the editorial page of a local newspaper: "Affectionately
called 'Pop' by thousands who know and admire him, this gifted and
affable personality has been instrumental in discovering and developing
many, many talented singers. Musical groups under his direction have
consistently won widespread recognition. It would be difficult if not
impossible to estimate his beneficial influence on the cultural progress
of this area during his 30 years of local service."
From a news feature appearing in a local newspaper: "His work
in the field of choral music has been called one of the greatest in-
fluences for the development of music appreciation and the building
of character in youth the state has ever known."
From the Purple and White: "The extent of his influence is far
from over, for as long as men like 'Pop' live, there will be a desire in
the hearts of all who know him to live each day to the fullest.
"He measures his riches by what he has given away, his happiness
by those he has made happy, and his greatness is reflected in his
"He has taught a beautiful song of life characterized by harmony
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Many More Needed
Each year friends of Millsaps College
and of the young men and women who
seek an education within her halls and
classrooms make gifts to the College
to be used for scholarship purposes.
Twenty-six of these individual grants
are used by the College, within the
limits of each scholarship's require-
ments, to help worthy students pay
their education bill.
The most recent gifts come from
Clyde W. Hall, of New Albany, and Mrs.
G. W. Mars, Sr., of Philadelphia. Mr.
and Mrs. Hall have added $2,600 to
the scholarship fund they established
in 1953, and Mrs. Mars and her sons
sent an additional $1,0')0 to apply on
the scholarship established by Mr. and
Other recent grants made by indivi-
duals for scholarships are described in
the 1955 catalog as follows:
"The Harvey T. Newell, Jr., Memo-
rial Scholarship — This scholarship is
being established by the friends of Har-
vey T. Newell, Jr., a 1933 graduate of
Aid for Geology Students
"The Geology Teaching Scholarship —
This scholarship \\as established to en-
courage students majoring in geology
to go into the field of geology teaching.
The recipient of this scholarship is to
be a junior or a senior of Christian
character and ambitious purpose; under
the terms of the scholarship, the stu-
dent selected may do a year of graduate
work in geologv.
"The John R. Mascn Memorial Schol-
arship — This scholarship was established
in the fall of 1954 by the family and
friends of John R. Mason. The recip-
ient of this award is chosen by the
Chairman of the Department of Speech
and the Awards Committee of the fac-
ulty on the basis of ability in speech,
interest in speech, and financial need.
"The Alvin Jon King Music Scholar-
ship — This scholarship was established
in December, 1954, by an anonymous
donor to honor Alvin Jon King, the
director of the Millsaps Singers since
1934. Income from this fund is given
each year to one or more students of
music or music activities of the college.
The recipient is chosen by the Awards
Committee of the faculty."
We welcome the following into the
Future Alumni Club of the Millsaps Col-
lege Alumni Association:
Clifford Bea Chang, born January
5, 1955, to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Chang,
of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mrs.
Chang is the former Ruth Chang, a
1948 graduate of Millsaps College.
Lacey Lee Baker, born December 18,
1955, to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Baker, of
Jackson. Mrs. Baker, the former Lacey
Rees, attended Millsaps from 1950-52.
Mr. Baker attended from 1948-51.
Janet Louise Wilson, born January 9,
1956, to Lt. Col. and Mrs. Louis Wilson,
of Jackson. Col. Wilson is a member
of the class of 1941. Mrs. Wilson (nee
Jane Clark) graduated in 1942.
Cynthia Ann Pierce, born November
3, 1955, to Mr. and Mrs. James Pierce,
of Birmingham, Alabama. Mrs. Pierce
' is the former Betty Jo Smith, class of
Carol Greer Sanderson, born Septem-
ber 16, 1955, to Blr. and Mrs. Dewey
Sanderson, Jr., of Laurel. Mrs. Sander-
son (Fannie Buck Leoi^ara) graduated
Cynthia Faye Crosby, born June 23,
1955, to Mr. and Mrs. ""om Crosby, Jr.,
of Pachuta, T'iss'ssippi. Mrs. Crosby
is the former Wilma Vaye Dyess, class
Louise Miller Biirwell, born January
6, 1956, to Mr. and Mrs. John Burwell,
'41, of Jackson. They have three other
children, John, 6, Charles, 4, and Re-
Rebecca Sue Lewis, born December
16, 1955, to Dr. and Mrs. Earl Lewis
(Mary Sue Enochs), of Magee, Mis-
sissippi. Mrs. Lewis is a 1951 graduate;
Dr. Lewis graduated in 1950.
Louis Ray Cain, born January 20,
1956, to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Cain, of
Durant, Mississippi. Glenn, a 1954
gi'aduate, is in the Army and is station-
ed in Hawaii.
Sarah Anne Champion, born February
17, 1956, to Mr. and Mrs. Sid Champion,
of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mrs. Cham-
pion is the former Mary Lipsey, class of
Marguerite Darden Godbold, born No-
vember 5, 1954, to Mr. and Mrs. John
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KING, SANDERS — (Continued from Page 14)
TO ALBERT G. SANDERS—
From a letter by a former student: "Throughout the years of
service in the educational world, I have considered my student experi-
ences under your guidance and instruction as one of the outstanding
experiences of my life. In addition to the background training which
you gave to us in the language field, we have never forgotten the in-
spired personal philosophy of education received in your classes."
From a letter by another former student: "Since I left Millsaps
College in 1952, I have been a student of sorts in universities in four
countries, which has caused my estimation of many things in American
education to go down, but for Mr. Sanders as a teacher of language
and literature it has continually increased my respect.
"There only remains to thank him publicly for the many things
of value he has led us to cherish. I am thinking of the 'Wealth of the
mind,' which he once pointed out to me in Dante, the loss of which
is Hell. Or it might be for having communicated something of 'the
light of the soul,' la luz del alma, which he quoted so exquisitely
from Cervantes in dedicating the new library last autumn.
"But in thanking him for leading us to cherish many things, may
I not also thank him for what he has led us not to cherish ? So many
things of false or inflated value, advertised as rich in reward but
in reality spiritually bankrupt, he has turned us from, not by a
sermon, but by turning on them 'the inextinguishable laughter of the
Olympians' — or of Moliere."
From the Purple and White: "Your awesome ability to recall
details of history or give us a single word in many different languages
has enhanced our admiration for you. And we have come to share the
love you constantly manifest toward all humanity."
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Millsaps Joins Other Colleges
In Seeking Additional Funds
Millsaps College is one of three
church-related institutions in Missis-
sippi cooperating in a newly organized
nonprofit corporation to "further the
cause of higher education and culture
within the state of Mississippi."
Institutions forming the chartering
group are Belhaven College, Blue Moun-
tain College, and Millsaps College.
The corporation, known as "The Mis-
sissippi Foundation of Independent Col-
leges," extended membership privileges
to non-tax-supported colleges within
the state of Mississippi which are mem-
bers of the Mississippi Association of
The foundation will be managed by
a Board of Directors consisting of the
president of each participating college
and one additional representative from
Officers of the Board of Directors are
Dr. Lawrence Lowry, president, repre-
senting Blue Mountain College; W. Cal-
vin Wells, III, Jackson, vice-president,
representing Belhaven College; and Vir-
gil D. Youngblood, Brookhaven, repre-
senting Millsaps College.
The charter of incorporation lists the
following purposes for the foundation:
"To further the cause of higher educa-
tion and culture within the State of
Mississippi; to interpret the aims, func-
tions and needs of the beneficiaries to
the public with a view to better mutual
understanding and cooperation; to solicit
and accept, for the operation and benefit
of the beneficiaries, funds of all kinds,
including property, real, personal
and mixed; to receive, hold and admin-
ister such donations, bequests, devises,
and gifts for the purpose aforesaid,
subject to any terms or conditions which
may be imposed by the respective donors
or testators, and to distribute to the
beneficiaries the funds or property thus
Funds of the foundation will be di-
vided according to the following form-
ula: sixty per cent of the undesignated
amount will be divided equally among
the participating colleges and forty per
cent of the undesignated funds will be
divided according to the number of full-
time equivalent students enrolled in each
All Mississippi colleges eligible for
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Great Crowd — Great
For those of you who were fortunate enough to attend Alumni Day, May 10, these pictures are reproduced to help you remem-
ber. For those of you who did not, they're here to substitute for words in describino just what a great day it really was.
Picture number 1 shows alumni and members of the class of '56 registering for the dinner. Alumni officers for 1956-57 ap-
pear with College officials in picture number 2. They are seated, from left, Martha Gerald, vice president, Craig Castle,
president, Mrs. Tom Larche, recording secretary; standing. Dean J. S. Ferguson, Dr. T. G. Ross, outgoing president, Fred
Ezelle, vice president, and Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr. Not shown is W. J. Caraway, vice president. Fellowship — Millsaps style —
was enjoyed by many. In picture number 3 they are, from left, Mrs. B. Z. Welch and Dr. B. Z. Welch, '05, Biloxi; Mrs. Walter
Ely, Grenada, '28, Greenville; Gilbert Cook, '08, Canton; W. G. Cook, '21-'24, and Dr. M. C. White. The afternoon seminars
were well received. Dr. Priddy speaks on "Geology in Your Own Backyard" in picture nur ber 4. The Board is pictured in a
work session in the library's beautiful Millsaps Room in number 5. Memories of events of ihe day will live. In picture num-
ygram — Great Day!
bir 6 the cameriiman catches a congenial sroiip. They are. Iroin the left. Mis. Tom I.arche. (.Mary Ellen Wilcox) '28, of
Jackson; Mrs. A. M. Kirkpatrick (Leota Taylor, '17), who flew from \\ e.st I'alm Ceach. Florida, to attend the day; Mrs. O. S.
Lewis, (Evelyn Conk, W'hitworth. '06), and Dr. (). S. Lewis, '03. Hattiesburg. rictiuc number 7 shows Hiram Polk, center,
and President Finger congratulating Dr. Koss on his selection as .\lpha Epsilon Delta's alumnus of the year. Another dinner
scene pictures the speakers' table and .Morris Chambers, 1900, of Shreveport, Louisiana, center foreground, who was recognized
as the member of the earliest class represented. To his right is his nephew. >\ illiam Chambers. In picture number 9 Dr. >L
C. White speaks to a seminar audience on Shakespeare. \ lull in the day's activities allows officials to relax for a few
minutes in photograph number 10. Pictured are, from the left. Dr. Finger, Alumni President Ross, President-elect Castle,
Ed Sturdivant, '55, chapel speaker, and N. R. Walley, student body president.
Mrs. Cooper Served The College
From Elsinore to Cooper Hall
By Edna Boone
After twenty-eight years of invalu-
able service Mrs. Hattie Cooper has
retired as a women's dormitory ma-
tron. Out of willingness to answer a
need of the College and out of devotion
to her girls, she had postponed her re-
tirement, which was to have begun in
June of 1955, to become house mother
of Cooper Hall during the 1955-56 ses-
sion. However, now that arrangements
have been made for someone to take
over for her, Mrs. Cooper can at last
move to her home at 3719 Northview
Drive, Jackson, Mississippi, and begin to
enjoy a well-deserved rest.
While the days ahead seem to promise
complete peace and tranquility, things
have not always been so. Mrs. Cooper
began her work as a house mother in
Elsinore Hall, which now houses the
Music Department. From there she
moved to Galloway Hill, Whitworth
Hall, the Kappa Alpha house, which
served as a girl's dormitory during
World War 11, Sanders Hall, and this
year. Cooper Hall. Her stay in these
six dormitories has been far from dull.
In fact, slie could well write a best-
seller on her experience as mother to
the College co-eds.
When asked what her twenty-eight
years at Millsaps College had meant to
her she replied, "It has been wonderful.
It's grand to be paid for doing what
you love to do."
Because Mrs. Cooper has been an in ■
tegral part of dormitory life at Millsaps,
her leaving is indeed a great loss.
Through the years she has continued
to be friend, nurse, confidante, and sec-
ond mother to the women of Millsaps
College, and a beautiful tribute to her
has been written on the heart of every
girl whose life she has touched.
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the 1956-57 session in collaboration with
the department of speech and drama.
Alumni, students, faculty and friends
are hailing the reactivation of the music
department as an excellent move. Ac-
cording to officials, the project was
made possible because of the Million
for Millsaps program, which has as one
of its aims the enriching of curriculum
George Maddox, assistant professor
of sociology, will return for the second
semester of the summer session after
a two-year sabbatical leave. Mr. Mad-
dox, who will complete requirements for
his Ph.D. this summer, is studying at
^ * *
Professor H. C. Dillingham, who has
served as substitute for Professor Mad-
dox for the past two sessions, will re-
turn to the University of Michigan at
the close of this term.
In regard to a feature article on
campus rifle pits which appeared in the
last issue of MAJOR NOTES, we recent-
ly learned that Dr. J. M. Sullivan was in-
strumental in acquiring the cannon for
the campus site. The cannon, which
was donated by the class of 1917, was
obtained through Dr. Sullivan's corres-
pondence with Mississippi congressmen
* * *
Recently Dr. A. G. Sanders and Pro-
fessor Lance Goss were seen in the
Jackson Little Theater production of
Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca. Mr. Goss,
who served as the play's director, also
played the leading male role. Dr. Sand-
ers was seen as Colonel Julyan.
Mrs. Erindley G. Johnson, former ma-
tron of Galloway and Burton Halls, is
now teaching music at Crowder, Mis-
sissippi. Mrs. Johnson is the mother of
Mrs. Otho K. Pigott, '45, of Alexandria,
^ 4: ^
In recognition of his contribution to
the preparation of young Mississippians
for careers in the field of science. Dr. J.
B. Price was recently awarded a cita-
tion of appreciation through the "Gen-
eral Jackson" column in the Clarion-
Ledger. In part the citation read, "for
your services to all of us, and particu-
larly because of your great help to
young premedical students, you are
awarded this citation."
"Enter Into the Joys—"
Dr. A. P. Hamilton has written a
tribute to Dr. D. M. Key, the fourth
president of Millsaps College, who
passed away on January 25, 1956. We
reproduce here excerpts from the eulogy:
"Who, if he rise to station of command.
Rises by open means; and there will
On honorable terms, or else retire.
Who comprehends his trust, and to
Keeps faithful with a singleness of aim;
This is the Happy Warrior.'
"Wordsworth's words 'Faithtful with
a singleness of aim' describe David
Martin Key as well as any in the lan-
g-uage. His signature was always pre-
ceded by 'Faithfully yours.' He slipped
away from us last night as he had
lived and worked among us — quietly.
He possessed the quiet energy of a
strong river, with currents that ran deep.
Whatever he did was done without
ostentation. He was modest and genuine
with the courage of his convictions, no
matter what the challenge happened to
be. This unswerving loyalty to the right,
motivated by a deep Christian faith,
was one of the striking features of his
"First of all. Dr. Key was a great
Christian and churchman; but he was
also an able scholar, teacher, and ad-
ministrator. Under his administration
and leadership as president, Millsaps
College attained its highest rating and
recognition up to that time and the
distinction of being one of the best lib-
eral arts colleges in the whole nation.
"It would be hard for me to say how
much I owe him, as teacher, fellow
member of the faculty, president, but
above all as friend and counselor. He
came into my life when I was just
eighteen years of age and made a deep
impression on me that has lasted
through the years. To give him up now
is like losing part of my very own life.
I have been as close to him as to any
other human being outside my own
"Now he will rest beside his beloved
Anna on that lovely green slope looking
off to the everlasting hills, until the
Son of Righteousness appears with heal-
ing in His wings and bids them both to
"Placato non possum miser esse deo."
For many years in forensic circles the narie .Miil>aps has symbolized excellence in
debating. This year, under the guidance of debate Coach Harmon Tillma.i, new
trophies have been added to the display case. Appearing in the picture with Mr.
Tillman are Kose Cunningham, Tupelo, and Jerry Trigg, Quitman, whose record at
the national invitational in South Hend, Indiana, and at many of the South's top
tournaments, established them as true champions.
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:
Luther Emmett Price, who died IMarch 24, 1955. Mr. Price, who received his B.S.
in 1906, resided in Sylacauga, A'abama.
Robert M. Brown, who died October 23, 1955. Mr. Brown, a resident of Shreveport,
Louisiana, gi'aduated in 1909.
The Reverend James Slicer Purcell, of Lakeland, Florida, who died December 9,
1955. Rev. Purcell was a 1905 graduate.
Edwin B. Ricketts, of Flushing, Queens, New York, who received his B.S. in 1901.
Mr. Ricketts passed away January 8, 1956.
James Sidney Mills, who died February 24, 1956. Mr. Jlills, 'S'', was living in
Memphis, Tennessee, at the time of his death.
Raymond Pennebaker, of Inverness, Mississippi, who died January, 1956. Mr.
Pennebaker was a Millsaps student from 1927-1931.
James W. Walker, of Jackson, Mississippi, who died December 3, 1955. Mr. Walker
attended Millsaps during the 1929-30 session.
Willard Calhoun, of Jackson, Mississippi, who died March 20, 1956. Mr. Calhoun
received his B.S. in 1926.
Dr. Joseph E. Carruth, who died in December of 1955. Dr. Carruth, who received
his B.A. in 1905, was living in Summit, Mississippi, at the time of his death.
Hamlet Fox Jones, of Belzoni, Mississippi, who passed away January 30, 1955.
Mr. Jones was at Millsaps during the 1896-97 session.
G. L. Lauderdale, of Jackson, Blississippi, who died June 3, 1955. Mr. Lauderdale
attended Millsaps from 1910-1912.
Patricia .Ann Adams to Noel H. Smith,
'52-'53, Living in Corinth, Mississippi.
Jean Barnes, '43-'44, to Arthur Wil-
liam Wright. Living in Houston, Te.xas.
Sally Ann Batson, '50-'52, to Lt. Perry
S. Ivey. Living in Greenville, Mississippi.
Emily Bush, '54-'55, to Carroll Wea-
ver Hughes. Living in Germany.
Lucy Emcgene Calhoun, '49, to Lt.
Corliss U. Laisure. Living in Washing-
ton, D. C.
Alma Hyde Carpenter, '56, to Charles
E. Underbill, '56. Living in Jackson.
Ann IMarie Carter, '55, to Jerry Babb
Gulledre, '53. Living in Memphis, Ten-
Jacquelyn Carter, '53-'54, to Raymond
L. Peden. Living in Harvey, Louisiana.
Ida Fae Emmerich, '48, to Dr. Robert
Charles Hardy. Living in Dallas, Texas.
Lucinda .Anne Faulkenberry, '53-'54,
to Donald R. Youngs, '56. Living in
Kay Fort, '55, to James Keithley
Child. Living at Ole Miss.
Sybil Foy, '54, to William James, '55.
Living in Jackson, Mississippi.
Bobbie Gillis, '48, to the Rev. Samuel
Paston. Living ir .Atlanta. Georgia
Sara Hilton, '55, to Howell Polk, '55.
Living in Corinth, Mississippi.
Katherine E. Hornsby, '48-'50, to Wil-
liam F. Middlebrooks. Living in Knox-
Margie Louise Jordan to James
Enochs Long, '51-'53. Living in JNIem-
Dorothy Kirkpatrick to Harry T.
Hutchinson, '53. Living in Dallas, Texas.
Eugenia Ann Lauchley, '56, to William
Joseph Johnson. Living at I'ississippi
Patricia Ann Leep, '53, to Stanley E.
Hovatter. Living in Jackson, Mississippi.
Elizabeth Ann McGee, '52, to Lt. Paul
H. Engel. Living in Pensacola, Florida.
Betty Nell Martin to Charles Butler,
'46-'47. Living in Jackson, Jlississippi.
Edith Meaders, '46-'47, to W. P. Brid-
ges, Jr., '46-'49. Living in Jackson,
Patricia Ann Jlurphy to William Gran-
ville Sykes, III, '54. Living in Pensa-
Martha Jo Nail, '54, to Jack Miltcn
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EDITOR'S NOTE: We felt the need
of commenting, sometimes serious-
ly, more often casually, regarding
events of importance and of no
consequence. Maybe this column is
the answer, maybe not. In any
event, bear with us as we experi-
All of us salute the magnificent
contribution the Ford Foundation has
made to the strengthening of higher
education and the ministry of healing
thi'ough its half-billion dollar gift. It
is an unprecedented act of philanthropy.
The donor hoped to contribute to the
solution of the problem of faculty .sal-
aries which privately supported insti-
tutions are facing. The gift did not, nor
was it intended to, solve this problem,
however, as many people might think.
In a very informative booklet the
McGraw-Hill Publishing Company has
analyzed the situation well. We quote
from the publication: "We have allowed
college professors to fall so far behind
the parade financially that the share
of the Ford half billion dollar gift
going directly to (he improvement of
faculty salaries (210 million) will go
only a small way to provide adequate
"Completion of this job for our pri-
vately supported colleges and univer-
sities calls for an increase in faculty
salaries at least five times as great as
that made possible by the Ford gift
merely to restore salaries to their 1939
purchasing power level, and an increase
fifteen times as great to provide ade-
quate salaries today.
"The Ford gift will turn the indicator
of faculty salaries, which now lies far
below the general salary trend, upward
a few points. And it will do this in
some places where salaries are below
the wretched average.
"The crucial test of the success of
the enterprise of the Ford Foundation
in raising faculty salaries will lie in
whether it prompts the rest of us —
college alumni, individuals, business
firms and legislators alike — to see
that it is a great beginning, not a
signal for a recess."
Dr. M. C. White's smooth-stroking tennis squad made history this spring by
taking the state's intercollegiate championship in a thrilling battle with Mis-
sissippi State on the concrete courts in Starkville.
It was Millsaps and Mississippi State all the way, with other colleges out of
the competition before the tournament was one day old. Although classified as
underdogs in the battle against heavily subsidized Mississippi State, mainly be-
cause of the difference in the rubico courts in Jackson and State's concrete courts,
the Majors downed their opponents 20 to 16.
The tennis championship was the second earned by Millsaps since the inter-
collegiate tournaments were started in 1949. Mississippi State had won four
championships and the Majors tied the Maroons for last year's trophy.
During the regular season play the Majors compiled an impressive record
of 16 wins and 2 losses, defeating such teams as Alabama, Bii'mingham Southern,
Mississippi Southern, Spring Hill, Southwestern, Illinois Normal, Delta State,
and Henderson State. The first six wins were by 9 to scores.
Three matches with Mississippi College found the Majors continuing their
winning ways over their neighliors. Last year the Majors defeated the Choctaws
in every match, and history repeated itself this season.
We like the vivid, if somewhat ex-
aggerated, portrayal of the evils which
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After compiling an amazing 16-2 record for the season the Millsaps tennis team
continued their winning ways to capture the intercollegiate championship of the
state. Lettermen pictured above, are, from the left, kneeling, Fred Abraham,
Vicksburg; Willard Leggett, Hattiesburg; James Vaughan, Amory; Jimmy McCor-
mick, Jackson; standing, from the left. Max McDaniel, Jackson; Powers Moore,
Jackson, and Gilbert Woods, Greenville.
Dr. White, who has coached the tennis team since 1920, is due
heartiest congratulations for the excellent performance of the tennis
team. His instruction, his patience, his emphasis on good sportsman-
ship, and his faith in his men were most important factors in the great
seasons the squad has had within recent years. (Incidentally, Dr.
White was a member of the doubles team winning the state champion-
ship in amateur competition two years ago.) Lettermen who played
superior tennis against opponents who, with few exceptions, were re-
ceiving scholarships for their efforts will long be remembered for their
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Professor is Scientist^ Poet^ Author
By SHIRLEY CALDWELL
Microscopes and pens, biology books
and poetry books don't seem to belong
in the same realm, but they play im-
portant roles in the life of Miller AVil-
Williams is professor of biology at
jlillsaps — but he also is a poet, author,
In regard to the seeming paradox of
a scientist, accustomed to dealing with
the cold, hard facts, also writing poetry
full of tenderness, beauty, love, and
powerful expression, Williams says,
"A writer's task is to understand, to
delve into, to communicate the meaning
and essence of life to readers, which is
the duty of science. One complements
He has published three volumes of
verse, "Et Cetera," "Six New Sonnets"
(a brochure), and "Letters to the Editor
and Other Poems." Some of his poetry
has been published in national maga-
zines — "Poetry," "Motive,'' "Kaleido-
graph," "Cornucopia," "Pedagogue,"
"The Arrow," and "Preview." One poem
is being considered for inclusion in a
book of choral readings.
It may well be that his poetry is the
one of his accomplishments for which he
will best be remembered. The world is
already taking note.
British Take Note
A review from The Book Exchange in
London says, "i\Iiller Williams is a strong
poet who is aware of the evils that beset
us, and is ready and willing to W'rite
about whatever he feels to be the sick-
ness of cur age . . . His is a voice worth
Williams was born 26 years ago in
Hoxie, Arkansas. He attended Hendrix
Colleg-e, received his BS degree from
Arkansas State, his MS from the Uni-
versity of Arkansas, and has done grad-
uate work at Louisiana State University.
He decided early in life to become a
scientist. He had plenty of company, too
— four of his five brothers and sisters
became scientists. He also got an early
start at writing — he was six when he
wrote his first poem.
Although science is his chief occupa-
tion, he, like most writers, has something
to say to people. What he has to say
"is not anything new to people; it's
something they have known — and almost
forgotten. I want to remind people of
their kinship to one another, and to God."
Williams writes love and humorous
poems and poems -which cry out against
the evils of our time.
He is also a playwright, author, fencer,
Plays May Be Published
His two plays, "The Conspirators"
and "Death Cell," have been performed
on college campuses — one at LSU and
one at Arkansas State Teachers College
— and are being given trial readings now
by a well-known publisher of drama.
He has not finished his novel. He
plays down the fact that he is writing
one by saying, "All writers have an
unfinished novel which they are working
Another talent, fencing (which he has
taught), has come into good use at Mill-
saps, where he directed the foil-work for
the Millsaps Players' "Cyrano de Ber-
And if you find in Williams' poetry a
musical lilt, you might attribute it to
still another skill — his ability to play
saxophone and trombone, a talent he
employed as a member of a dance band.
performances. They are Max McDaniel, Jackson; Powers Moore, Jack-
son; Willard Leggett, Hattiesburg; Fred Abraham, Vicksburg; James
Vaughn, Aniory; Jimmy McCormick, Jackson, and Gilbert Woods,
Next year's tennis team will be minus the services of Leggett and Moore,
but prospects among freshmen and sophomore candidates this year and transfers
should help fill the big gap left by their departure.
Head Coach Sammy Bartling has termed spring football practice
"the most successful" in five years, and he looks forward to the 1956
season and a team with the best spirit in history. Advance information
indicates that returning varsity players will be forced by promising
newcomers to fight for their 1955 positions.
For the second consecutive year the Majors experienced a winless basketball
season, as a hard luck five barely missed breaking the losing streak several times.
Inexperience, conflicting afternoon schedules, and injuries plagued Coach Erm
Smith as he sought vainly to find the winning combination.
Local sports writers praised the team for its spirit in the face of repeated
defeats — many of them by only a few points. Student body support was much
improved this year and was with the team down to the bitter end. Alumni interest
was up some — but still needs much attention.
Lettermen who deserve commendation for their efforts are : Buster Holloway,
Indianola; Jack King, Ripley; Bob Livingston, Leland; Ken Parks, Sledge; N. R.
Walley, Richton; Bob W^eems, Jackson; Ed Whaley, Tupelo; and Brooks Hudson,
Shubuta, manager. The Majors lose Walley from the varsity squad by graduation.
The Millsaps baseball team wound up the season with a 2-9 record,
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ALUMNI DAY SUCCESS—
(Continued from Page 13)
Mrs. A. M. Kirkpatrick (Leota Taylor,
'17), of West Palm Beach, Florida, was
recognized as the person traveling the
greatest distance to attend the Alumni
Day program, and Morris Chambers, of
Shreveport, Louisiana, a member of the
Class of 1900, was honored as the repre-
sentative of the earliest class in attend-
ance at the banquet.
The 42-member Alumni Board of
Directors met in the Millsaps Room of
the library following a luncheon in the
cafeteria to consider business items and
hear committee reports.
Other events of the day-long program
included an all-campus Song Fest, spon-
sored by Chi Omega sorority, a tour of
the new library, and the Millsaps Play-
ers' performance of Leslie Stevens'
Results of a ballot-by-mail election
to choose Alumni Association officers
for the coming year, announced during
the day, were as follows: president,
Craig Castle, Jackson; vice-presidents,
W. J. Caraway, Leland, Fred Ezelle and
Martha Gerald, Jackson; and recording
secretary, Mrs. Tom Larche, Jackson.
ABOUT THE CAMPUS
Students^ Professors Make Millsaps News
As the end of the sixty-fourth session
of the College approached, administra-
tion representatives viewed the enroll-
ment picture with mixed emotions. This
year's record full-time enrollment of
842 reflected a 13% inc:2ase over the
previous year. Withi^at limitations,
judging" from applications received thus
far, the student body could mushroom
into the four-figure category for the
On May 21, 1955, one hundred and for-
ty-seven new students had been accept-
ed. Figures reveal that on May 21, 1956,
two hundred and fifty new students had
been accepted. The biggest rush will
come between June and September. At
this point, it seems certain that enroll-
ment must be limited to somewhere near
the 1955-56 figure because of lack of
dormitory and classroom space and the
size of the faculty.
In any event, a traffic jam is pre-
dicted, and 1957-58 should be even more
• Students, faculty members, and local
citizens who were on hand for the Mock
Democratic National Convention April
17-19 are still talking about the enthus-
iasm of the participants and how it
paralleled August's "real thing."
Adlai Stevenson swept to victory on
a third ballot landslide, burying Prank
Lausche, the second running candidate.
Lyndon Johnson was the vice-presiden-
tial nominee. Everything from the key-
note speech, delivered by State Tax
Collector William F. Winter, to the noisy
demonstrations which rang in the raf-
ters of Buie Gymnasium, made veteran
observers think they were in Convention
Credit for the success of the Mock
Convention, the first of its kind in the
state, goes to a hardworking student
committee and to faculty adviser Harry
S. Manley. Dr. Manley is chairman
of the political science department.
O At least one Millsaps College student
received more than a superficial intro-
duction to national politics as a result
of the Mock Convention. He is Charles
Deaton, Greenwood senior, who served
as campaign manager for Millsaps'
candidate for president of the United
States. Mr. Stevenson invited Deaton
to spend a weekend on his Springfield,
Illinois, farm. The invitation was accept-
ed. You can rest assured they talked
about something other than the price
of Illinois corn.
• Another event which brought Millsaps
College widespread recognition this year
was the national convention of Alpha
Epsilon Delta, held on the campus March
More than 250 delegates from colleges
and universities all over the nation con-
vened for the annual premedical meet-
ing. Dr. J. B. Price, national vice-pres-
ident of the honor society, the Millsaps
A ED chapter, and the University of
Mississippi Medical Center .served as
hosts for the convention.
In selecting Millsaps as the site for
the convention, AED officials praised
the College for its growth as a pre-
medical center and for the quality of
of instruction students receive. It was
the first time the premedical organiza-
tion had met in the state.
Dr. Price was re-elected to serve as
vice-president. Named to head the AED
group was Dr. Lloyd R. Gribble, of
the University of West Virginia. Other
officers elected were: secretary. Dr.
Maurice L. Moore, Bronxville, New
York; treasurer, Dr. Norman Witt, of
the University of Colorado; and national
councilor, Dr. John Fincher, of Howard
® For the first time in the memory of
this writer Millsaps College students
will be attending lecture classes in the
afternoon when the 1956-57 session gets
underway next September.
Classes will end at noon each day and
will reconvene at 1:30 p. m. Some
students will have that final class from
2:30 to 3:30 p. m. Labs will continue
to be held on the same schedule.
Faculty decision to inaugui'ate after-
noon classes came because of the desire
to eliminate Tuesday and Thursday
seventy-five minute classes and obtain
a better balance throughout the week.
The new system will help students
who have been unable to take certain
courses because of conflicts. No Sat-
urday classes seem likely within the
® An alumnus of the College and the
father of a student currently enrolled
was selected as the 1956 Religious Em-
phasis Week speaker. He is Dr. W.
J. Cunningham, '25-'27, pastor of the
First Methodist Church in Tupelo.
Sponsored by the interdenominational
Christian Council, Religious Emphasis
Week is made possible each year by the
J. Lloyd Decell Lectureship Fund, estab-
lished as a memorial to the late Dr.
Decell, Bishop of the Jackson Area of
the Methodist Church.
Other speakers who have appeared on
the Decell Lectureship Series are Dr.
Henry Hitt Crane; Dr. George Buttrick;
Dr. Elton Trueblood; and Bishop John
© Many of you recall the excitement of
of Tap Day, that time chapel is devoted
to the honoraries and the honoring of
their new members. Students still find
it stimulating. Omicron Delta Kappa
and Sigma Lambda this spring elected
the following new members for their
qualities of leadership on the campus:
Alton Boyd, McComb; Charles Deaton,
Greenwood; Walton Lipscomb, Jackson;
Nancy Peacock, Kosciusko; Betty Gail
Trapp, Tupelo; Nancy Vines, Jackson;
and Jeanette Wilkins, Yazoo City.
9 Operation of the cafeteria is now in
the hands of the J. L. Richardson Com-
pany of Houston, Texas. W. R. Dry-
bread (you read it correctly) is manager
of food services. You'll be happy to
know that Mrs. Jessie Smith, long a
favorite with students and faculty mem-
bers, is assisting Mr. Drybread in the
management of the cafeteria.
® It's been a musical spring on the hill,
and student-sponsored and directed
events have reflected the trend toward
song and dance.
The annual Varsity Show, a project
of Sigma Lambda, was a sprightly
musical entitled "Good News" which
borrowed much of its music from the
stage show by the same name. Stars
who performed with no little ability
were Elwyn Addkison, of Louisville, and
Howard Jones, campus comic, of Jack-
son. A cast of twelve supported.
On April 26 ten social organizations
Another First in Mississippi -The Mock Political Convention
The Mock Political Convention will take its place with the
discovery of the gas well back of Galloway Hall and the
burning of the old Administration Building as never-to-be-
forgotten events in the unfolding history of Millsaps College.
You'll recall that the convention named Adlai Stevenson as
the Democratic standard bearer and paired him with Lyndon
Johnson as the vice presidential candidate. Could be pro-
phetic; time will tell. The pictures above capture some of the
excitement and rivalry which observers say was reminiscent
of the real thing. Photos in the top row include a frenzied
conference between ballots, and, to the right, pre-convention
"politicking" in Murrah Hall. The camera gives a bird's eye
view of the floor after a prolonged demonstration had ended,
and, right, Kefauver supporters listen as a tally is announced
in the second row of pictures. Row number three shows
Stevenson supporters reacting as the tide turned. Lausche
supporters, left, took a dim view of the proceedings! Right,
Stevenson supporters "go wild" when the chair announces
the verdict. The shots on the bottom row include a "harmony
pose" of campaign managers for the various candidates be-
fore the convention. Right, students showed maximum inter-
est in the project, checking the convention board for the
matched originality and stamina in pro-
viding a full evening of mirth and
melody for the annual Stunt Night
program. The bucket, eagerly sought
trophy, was won by the Kappa Deltas
for their skit entitled "On Scratching
Out to America," a streamlined but
patriotic version of the landing at Fly-
mouth Rock. Tying for second were the
Lambda Chis, who went western with
"Good Day at White Rock", and the Pi
Kappa Alphas, who took the audience
into the underworld with a sinister rib
ffi A belated report on scholarship aver-
ages for the fall semester reveals that
the Millsaps College student body point
index averaged 1.3410 (I'.O is equivalent
to the letter grade B). Social organiza-
tions winning the coveted scholarship
cup for the first semester were Kappa
Delta, with an averags of 1.883, and
Lambda Chi Alpha, with an average of
The Lambda Chis have won the cup
for three consecutive semesters, while
the Kappa Deltas have won two cups
"in a row."
9 Students enthusiastically approved
two moves by the administration this
semester to provide additional recrea-
tional opportunities on the campus.
Beginning March 5 the Grill in Buie
Gymnasium was opened each evening
from 6:30 to 10 p.m. and a television
set was installed for video fans.
© Another reason members of the Mill-
saps College community feel that this
has been an unusually eventful year is
the outstanding performance of the
Coached by Professor Harmon Till-
man, who set something of a debate
record here as a student in 1952, the
1955-56 edition of the debate team
sfirred memories of years gone by when
they talked themselves into several
tournament championships and national
First honors went to Millsaps debaters
in tournaments held at Tulane, Missis-
sippi Southern, Tennessee Tech, Spring
Hill, and Georgia. Millsaps was one of
thirty colleges and universities across
the nation invited to participate in the
national invitational debate tournament
at Notre Dame University. Jerry Trigg,
Quitman, won number 4 position in a
field of 60 competitors at the meet, con-
sidered one of the two most important
in the nation.
Trigg was named the year's outstand-
ing debater at the annual Debate Club
9 The band is making an increasingly
significant contribution to campus life
and the musical development of its
members under student director Sam
Two concerts by the symphonic band
this year were well received and revealed
the versatility of the musicians and
their ability to present great music.
Contributions to campus life included
military music and highly entertaining
halftime shows at football games, back-
ground music for the Mock Political
Convention, and an open-air concert for
the entertainment of guests on High
A weekend workshop at Allison's
Wells was established recently and is
proving to be beneficial.
• Dr. C. M. Murry, '41, who was the
featured speaker for High School Day
on March 17, told seniors of his faith in
More than 400 guests attended High
School Day on March 17 and were
thoroughly entertained and informed.
Approximately 250 high school seniors
took competitive tests, hoping to win
one of twenty scholarships offered.
Millsaps students, serving in many
capacities during the day, were an en-
thusiastic sales force. Entertainment
highlights included a variety show and
a three-act play.
• Another great year in dramatics at
Millsaps ended on May 12 with the
final performance of Leslie Stevens'
"Bullfight." Because of the outstanding
directing of Professor Lance Goss, the
Millsaps Players has come to be recog-
nized as one of the nation's top col-
legiate drama groups.
The Players' performance of "Bull-
fight" was the first amateur production
of the play since its professional run
in New York City. Other presentations
this year included "Cyrano de Bergerac,"
"The Rainmaker," and three student-
directed one-act plays.
An original play, "In the Narrow
Place," written by senior Walter Ely,
was presented in the one-act play series.
Ely is the son of Mrs. Walter Ely, Sr.,
Greenville, Grenada 1928.
Awards given at the Alpha Psi Omega
banquet went to the seven students,
among them Karen Gilfoy, daughter of
J. R. Gilfoy, 1933, who received the
award for the top actress for her per-
formance as Josefina in "Bullfight,"
and Walter Ely, the Alpha Psi Omega
award given to the senior who has made
the most outstanding contribution to
di'amatics over a four-year period.
® Millsaps College students have elected
Sam Jones, Jr., of Jackson, to head the
student executive board for the 1956-57
session. A record 86.2% of the student
body cast their ballots in the first pri-
mary voting to top last year's total by
7.2 9'r. Jones defeated Hugh Johnston,
of Vicksburg, in a two-man race which
created maximum interest among the
In second primary runoffs Graham
Hales, Jackson, defeated Jim Waits,
Hattiesburg, in a close contest for vice-
president. Nancy Peacock, Kosciusko,
was named secretary of the student
body, winning over Jeanette Wilkins,
Yazoo City, in the second primary.
Students elected Bob Mims, Jackson, to
serve as treasurer. Mims defeated John
Stone, Jackson, in the runoff.
® T\vo Millsaps College students, Joyce
Nail, of Jackson, and Oscar Dowdle, of
Greenville, were among forty Methodist
students from across the nation to at-
tend a five-day Christian citizenship
seminar at the United Nations in New
York and in Washington, D. C.
The seminar, which was held in
February, included group appointments
with senators and representatives, a
Republican-Democrat forum on the
Eisenhower administration, a tour of
the U. N. buildings, a description of the
peaceful use of atomic energy, and
talks by representatives of the British
and Czechoslovakian delegations of the
Miss Nail, a sophomore, was sponsor-
ed by the Mississippi Conference, and
Dowdle, a junior, was sent under the
auspices of the North Mississippi
Saturday, October 20, 1956.
The following classes
will have reunions:
1950, 1949, 1948, 1947
1931, 1930, 19_9, 1928
1912, 1911, 1910, 1909
The Tour — The Recording — and Then Retirement
The climax of twenty-two years of devoted service, inspired
musicianship, and outstanding leadership is captured in the
photographs appearing above. They show scenes from the
final months of the career of Alvin Jon King as director of
the iMillsaps Singers. Mr. King achieved an emeritus status
at the close of the 1955-56 session. At the top of the page,
left, the "work detail" puts the finishing touches to the sign
which identified the touring Millsaps Singers during their
fifteen-day trip over the state. To the right, "Big Joe," one
of the two bus drivers joins an ex-singer (who holds her
small son) in singing before the choir boarded buses to leave
on "Pop's" final tour. Center pictures are, from the left,
the chaperones, Mrs. J. B. Price and Mrs. Helen Daniel, the
director, and Ernest (Big Joe) Ward, driver for the last
twelve jears. A real work session scene is caught by the
cameraman as the choir records for RCA-Victor; and the
right, a view of Mr. King which hundreds of Singers will
always remember. In the lower left picture Hr. Finger,
right foreground, is on hand to wish the tour choir well,
and to the right, the campus echoes the reverent words and
music of "The Lord Bless You and Keep You."
Early Days (1892-1906)
Among the first alumni to answer the
1955-56 membership roll call was Dr.
Hal S. Spragins, 1892-93, of Memphis,
Ebbie Ouchterlony Whittington, 1901,
writes that he is interested in finding
the names and addresses of his class-
mates. Mr. Whittington, a Tutwiler at-
torney, has celebrated his 79th birthday.
One of the highlights of the recent
meeting of the Memphis Area Club was
a talk by W. F. Murrah, '08. He kept
the entire group entertained with stories
of his years at Millsaps, first as the son
of Dr. W. B. Murrah, first president of
the College, and then as a student.
When Capitol Street Methodist
Church, in Jackson, Mississippi, began
its $300,000 building program, Walter
S. Ridgway, 'OS, was among the able
leaders of the project. Mr. Ridgway has
two daughters, Mary, '47, and Elizabeth,
'50, who married two brothers, Dr. J. L.
Wofford, '43, and Dr. J. D. Wofford,
'50, and made it one big and happy
James F. Noble, Sr., has been prac-
ticing law in Brookhaven, Mississippi,
since April, 1009. Mr. Noble received
his LL.B. from Millsaps in that same
The Rev. C. C. Clark, '15, of Jackson,
recently underwent surgery in the Bap-
tist Hospital. We are happy to report
that his recovery was rapid.
Rabbi J. B. Feibelman, '18, who has
spoken at Millsaps on many occasions,
continues to furnish leadership in the
religious and civic life of New Orleans,
Members of the staff were delighted
to learn that Dan Brewer, 1919-20, of
Greenwood, Mississippi, will be sending
his daughter, Danice, to Millsaps when
the 1956-57 session opens.
The alumni records clerk was pleased
to receive the address of Dr. Prentiss E.
Smith, '19-'20, of Hattiesburg. Dr.
Smith was one of many loyal and in-
terested alumni whose names are in the
address unknown file.
and Mrs. H. R. Morris (Marian Weeks,
'21-'23) of Yazoo City, has been award-
ed a Rhodes Scholarship. Young Morris
attended Millsaps in the summers of
1953 and 1954. . :
Mrs. Maxine Tull Boatner, '24, of
Hartford, Connecticut, has written a
book on the life a Gallaudet, the great
teacher of the deaf. She plans to spend
the summer in the colony of Petersboro,
New Hampshire, a retreat for those
pursuing literary careers. At this time
she will begin editing the diaries of
Texas Mitchell Campbell, '23-'25, is
currently serving as national president
of Kappa Delta Sorority. Three years
ago she returned to Jackson to live,
after having been away for 28 years.
Mrs. Frank Gladney (Sara Gary, '25-
'26), of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was
,rec*ently a,ppointed state horticulture
chairman of the Louisiana Garden Club
Federation. Soon after her appoint-
ment she was the subject of a feature
story appearing in the Baton Rouge
In December, 1955, the Reverend A.
M. Ellison, Jr., '29, pastor of the Bay
St. Louis Methodist Church, was award-
ed a promotion to Lt. Colonel in the
U. S. A. R.
R. C. Embry, '29, of Baltimore, Mary-
land, is vice-president of radio station
WITH there. He and Mrs. Embry have
four sons and one daughter.
Carlisle B. Touchstone, '30, is em-
ployed in the office of the Director of
Internal Revenue in Hattiesburg. He is
married to the former Kathleen Hunt,
and they have three sons, William, Carl,
"The Most Outstanding Citizen of
Lincoln County for 1955" is Theresia
Abshagen, '33. Miss Abshagen, who
has been a member of the Brookhaven
High School faculty for 18 years, as-
sisted in the preparation of the textbook,
English in Action.
Webb Buie, '36, has been elected pres-
ident of the Board of Trustees of the
Jackson Public Schools. Mrs. Buie is
the former Ora Lee Graves, '36.
William W. Morris, the son of Mr.
John W. Nicholson, Jr. '37-'38, is
agency supervisor of the John Hancock
Mutual Life Insurance Company in Jack-
son. A charter member of the Missis-
sippi Estate Planning Council, Mr. Nich-
olson has been in the life insurance
business since 1949. He is married to
the former Josephine Timberlake, '41.
Cecil Triplett, '39, Mashulaville, Mis-
sissippi, recently returned to the United
States after ten years of civilian work
R. L. Ledbetter, '37-'40, is manager
of printing and publications with the
Oil Industries Life Insurance Company
in Houston, Texas.
A recent assignment took Jennie
Youngblood, '40, to the field for the
Leadership Education Department of the
West Wisconsin Conference of the
Larston Farrar, '40, who is living in
Washington D. C, has recently written
two books, "Washington Lowdown," pub-
lished in May, and "How to Make $18,000
a Year Free Lance Writing," to be
published in the fall of 1956.
A letter from Tom Robertson, '41,
reveals that he has written a novel
which was published this spring.
At present he is completing the require-
ments for his Ph.D. at Vanderbilt and
working on another novel for later pub-
The Reverend Roy C. Clark, '41, pas-
tor of Capitol Street Methodist Church
in Jackson, is serving as president of
the Jackson Ministerial Association for
Bob Kennedy, '41, is studying for his
doctoral comprehensive at Florida State
The Reverend and Mrs. J. Stanley
Gresley (Elizabeth Jane Landstreet, '42)
wrote of entertaining the Reverend David
Watts, '42, priest in charge of St. Paul's
Episcopal Church in Batesville, Ar-
kansas. In June the Gresleys will move
to North Little Rock, where Rev. Gres-
ley will serve St. Luke's Episcopal
Lawrence Rabb, '42, Aumni Associa-
tion Board member, recently opened his
new law office in Meridian, Mississippi.
Dr. William D. Ross, '42, professor of
economics and director of the Louisiana
Higliway Finance Study, has been named
Dean of the College of Commerce at
Louisiana State University.
For the past four years Dr. Clay N.
Wells, '40-43, has been engaged in prac-
tice in Birmingham, Alabama, where he
is associated with the University of Ala-
bama School of Medicine as assistant
pnofessor of obstetrics and gynecology.
Mrs. H. N. Minnis, Jr. (Mary Emma
Erwin, '43) of Greenville, Mississippi,
will enter L. S. U. in September of 1956
to complete requirements for her M. A.
degree in social service.
One alumna who has made a hit with
the alumni records clerk is Mrs. Roliert
C. Holmes (Kathryn Shannon, '42-'43),
of Norfolk, Virginia. Mrs. Holmes,
whose name was not on our mailing list,
wrote of meeting another former Mill-
saps student, who shared a MAJOR
NOTES with her. Her immediate re-
quest to be put on the mailing list was
definitely appreciated. Mr. and Mrs.
Holmes have three children, Mary Kath-
ryn, 10, Bobby, 5, and Shannon, 4.
A former staff member of the Vet-
erans Hospital in Jackson, Dr. Robert
D. Pearson, '43, has been appointed
clinical instructor in medicine and as-
sistant visiting physician at the new
Albert Einstein College of Medicine in
New York. Mrs. Pearson is the former
Sylvia Roberts, '43, of Jackson.
Allen Holmes, '43, returned to New
York in the fall of 1955 after spending
a number of months in Viet-Nam as a
Federal Reserve banking consultant to
the government of Viet-Nam.
It was a pleasure to read the Christ-
mas newsletter from D. A. Reilly, '44,
who is serving full-time with the evan-
gelism program of the Brazilian Metho-
dist Church in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mr.
and Mrs. Reilly and their three children
went to Sao Paulo from Mato Grosso.
Mrs. James K. Smith (Sara Kathleen
Posey, '44) is president of the Jackson
Council of Church Women. She was
elected to the board for a two year
term at a central meeting of the Council
in December. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have
one daughter, Emily, who is six years
J. Carrol Loper, '46-'47, of Jackson,
has been named associate j'cneral agent
for the state of Mississippi for the Oc-
cidental Life Insurance Company of
California. One of the company's top
salesmen, Loper recently received recog-
nition at an Occidental convention for
his sales and service record.
state title. Mrs. Carr is the former
Elizabeth Ann Williams, class of 1950.
The new production manager of "Bozo
and His Friends" on WOR-TV in New
York is Woodson Wall, '40-'47, former-
ly of Jackson, Mississippi. Prior to this
assignment Mr. Wall served as produc-
er-director of WHBQ in Memphis.
A holiday lireak in <;raduate school
routine brought together seven recent
graduates of .Millsaps College for a
grand reunion in Boston. Appearing in
the picture, left to right, are Allie
Frazier, Julia Allen, Yeager Hudson,
Charles Boyles, James Burnett, Josie
Lampton, and Louise Hight Hudson.
Hosts were the Reverend and Mrs.
Yeager Hudson, enrolled in theology at
Boston University. Burnett and Miss
Lampton came up from Duke's School of
Divinity, and Boyles and Frazier are
Boston University students.
In January Dr. Clyde Gunn, '4S, of
Moss Point, Mississippi, was installed
as president of the Jackson County
George Lee, '49, has received his M. S.
in chemistry from Louisiana State Uni-
Gene Nettles, '49, who has been in
New York for several years, is in the
cast of "My Fair Lady," the musical
version of "Pygmalion."
Congratulations to Coach Gordon
"Motor" Carr, '49, whose Holmes Jr.
College basketball team captured the
Class of 1950
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade, (Patricia
Reed, '48) have been in Metz Mozelle,
France, since November, 1955. Mr.
Wade is employed by General Electirc
as an electronics engineer. They will be
in Europe for at least two years.
Among the many Millsaps alumni
who are living in Atlanta, Georgia, is
Lanier Jones, who is interning at Pied-
The Reverend Henry C. Blount is
serving as pastor of Grace Methodist
Church in Ruston, Louisiana. He and
Mrs. Blount have two children, Becky,
5, and Ramona, 2.
Class of 1951
Congratulations are in order for
Franz A. Posey, who has received his
Ph.D. in chemistry from the University
of Chicago. Franz, who is married to
the former Linda Langdon, has taken a
position on the staff at Oak Ridge Na-
tional Laboratory, in Oak Ridge, Ten-
nessee. They have one daughter, Cath-
Jack M. Mobley was among 125 stu-
dents from the University of Tennessee
Medical Units in Memphis, Tennessee, to
graduate in December, 1955.
David Shelton has been awarded the
Doherty Fellowship for advanced study
in Latin America. David and his wife,
i\Iargaret, will spend the academic year
1956-57 in Mexico, Chile, and Argen-
tina, for the purpose of investigating
methods of financing economic develop-
ments there. He is presently working
toward his Ph.D. at Ohio State Uni-
Class of 1952
Four Millsaps alumni were honored
during the 1956 Senior Scientific Session
held April 7, at Tulane University. The
theses of W. E. Riecken, Jr., J. B. Roe-
buck, '50-52, R. J. Haddad, Jr., '53, and
R. H. Flowers, Jr., '53, were among
fourteen from Medical School seniors
chosen for presentation.
Class of 1953
After receiving his discharge from
the Army, John Crabb enrolled at the
University of Tennessee to begin work
on his M. A. in finance.
We thoroughly enjoyed and appre-
ciated a recent letter from Mim Carpen-
ter, who is teaching health and physical
education in an Arlington, Virginia, jun-
ior high school. Mini wrote of seeing
Captain Marion Carlson, '51, who is
stationed in Maryland.
Barry Brindley, who recently received
his discharge from the Army, has re-
turned to Jackson and accepted a posi-
tion with the International Business Ma-
The Mississippi Department of Pub-
lic Welfare has announced the employ-
ment of William Eugene Loper, Jr. He
will be employed in the Warren County
Department of Public Welfare, Vicks-
burg, for several months with the pos-
sibility of receiving a scholarship to
attend an out-of-state graduate school
of social work.
George C. Pirie, has been appointed
professional service representative in
the Jackson district for C. I. B. A.
Pharmaceutical Products, Inc. The com-
pany is engaged in scientific research
and in the manufacture of drug's known
as "ethical" products.
Robert Hunt received his B.D. from
Emory University at the end of the 195G
winter quarter. In June he will re-
ceive his appointment in the Mississippi
Class of 19.54
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen (Lynn
McGrath) are making their home in
Detroit, Michigan, where he has a posi-
tion with Ford Motor Company. Charlie
received his M. A. in economics from
L. S. U. in January.
Mr. and Mrs. John Broadwater (Mau-
lene Presley) are living in St. Louis,
Missouri, where he is attending Wash-
ington University Medical School. Tliis
year he received the Danforth Scholar-
At the end of the winter quarter. Jack
Cooper received his Master of Science
degree from Ohio State University.
After a tour of duty in Verdun,
France, Milton O. Cook, '53-'54, will re-
turn to the U. S. and receive his dis-
charge from the Army in July. He
plans to enroll at Millsaps in Septem-
ber to complete his B. S. degree re-
Frank Mangum will have completed his
second year of seminary at the Univer-
sity of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.
Class of 1955
Lucy Robinson and Mary Alice Shields
are winding up their first school-teach-
ing year at Zellwood, Florida.
Ann Butler, who is doing graduate
work at L. S. U., played the role of
Stella in their production of "A Street-
car Named Desire." Ann was seen in the
same role when the Millsaps Players
gave their presentation of the play in
On hand to wish "Pop" King and the
Millsaps Singers a "bon voyage" before
the spring tour were Don Pearson, '51,
and his two sons. Brooks, left, and Don,
Jr. Mrs. Pearson is the former Betty
Jo Davis, '51.
Katherine Webb is teaching in the
Meridian Elementary Schools.
At the end of the 1955-56 session,
Joe Ebersole is leading an exciting
life in Los Angeles, California, where
he is the staff assistant to the Quality
Control Chief of the Autonetics Divi-
sion of North American Aviation. Joe
is also attending graduate school at the
University of Southern California — and
making straight A's.
Class of 1956
Gary Balius is teaching chemistry
at Meridian Junior College and serving
as assistant coach in track.
Mr. and Mrs. William F. Powell (Joan
Lee) are living in Houston, Texas, where
he is attending the graduate school of
geology at Rice Institute, and she is
teaching the fourth grade at Grady Ele-
The new managing-editor of the Mc-
Comb Enterprise-Journal is Carl Welch,
'52-'56. He is married to the former
Glenda Glenn, '55.
ALUMNI FUND VOTED—
(Continued from Page 4)
assistance from these sources.
Friends and parents are remembering
the College in these days of great need.
The magnificent bequest from the es-
tate of the late Mrs. Mae Jack Cheek
is an example.
A story elsewhere in this issue an-
nounces the formation of a foundation
of independent colleges in Mississippi.
Millsaps is a charter member of the
group and is participating in a syste-
matic effort to interest corporations in
giving for the support of member insti-
The Future Holds the Answer
Officials of the College and the Alum-
ni Association have great faith in the
ability of the men and women who call
Millsaps alma mater to understand the
necessity of alumni support and to re-
spond. Only time will tell if this faith
Meanwhile, a gift of $100 has been
received from an alumnus as a demon-
stration of his love for the College and
his belief in Christian higher education.
He asks that 100 others join him in
making certain that a minimum of
$10,000 is raised through the Alumni
Fund during the 1956-57 session.
No gift will be too large — no gift will
be too small. All gifts will be tax deduct-
Whether Millsaps College continues to
"serve the present age" may depend
upon our response.
Make the first year of the Alumni
Fund a successful year and thus set
the pace for all of the years to come!
KING, SANDERS — (Continued from Page 15)
To these could be added multiplied hundreds of statements attesting to the
greatness of these men.
Happily, they will still be near the campus and will be contributing as
beloved members of the College family.
Major Notes expresses for their friends, colleagues, and former students the
hope that the days ahead will be filled with opportunities for continuing service
and with richly deserved years of contentment.
Fa7' Cry From '34
According to University of Illinois statisticians here's the national
pay outlook for the Class of '50:
Teachers $285 to $357 per month
Government Trainees $306 to $399 per month
Librarians $300 to $500 per month
Liberal Arts JIajors $333 to $416 per month
Range of Starting Salaries
$347 to $525 per month
___,.$325 to $425 per month
...___$325 to $500 per month
$300 to $500 per month
SPORTS SUMMARY — (Continued from Page 21)
experiencing another lean year as far as victories are concerned. Lack
of depth on the pitching staff was again the number one thorn-in-the-
flesh for Coaches Smith and Bartling. Victories over Mississippi Col-
lege and Delta State brightened things a bit for win-starved Major
supporters. An all-freshman infield performed well.
Graduation will remove outfielders Bennie Kirkland and Crow Parnell from
action. Lettermen returning for next year's campaign will be pitchers Billy
Graham and Tex Sample; infielders Ed Whaley, Perrin Smith, Gene Gordon, and
Jimmy Durett; outfielders Cliff Rushing, Stan Hathorn, Robert Gentry, and James
Hood; and manager Ray Andrews.
(Continued from Page 10)
ecutive Secretary Jim Livesay, songs
by a Millsaps male quartet, and the
showing of "Campus Close-Up," the
On January 13, the Gulf Coast Club,
headed by W. L. Rigby, Gulfport, held
a' dinner meeting in the Town House
Restaurant in Gulfport. Outstanding
high school seniors from the area were
invited as special guests. Club members
and the honorees enjoyed a program
which included musical entertainment
by several Millsaps students, a showing
of "Campus Close-Up," and a talk by
Alumni from the McComb Area en-
tertained high school seniors with an
outdoor supper at President Tommy
Parker's farm on May 5. In spite of
intermittent showers the group reported
a highly successful meeting. Speakers
for the occasion were Dr. J. S. Ferguson,
dean of Millsaps College, and Public
Relations Director Jim Livesay.
The Knickerbocker Restaurant in
Memphis was the scene of an April 24th
meeting of the Memphis Club. Officers
chosen for the coming year are John
J. Valentine, president; Bernard Luke,
vice-president; and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
McCool, secretary - treasurers. M a i n
speaker of the evening was Jim Livesay,
who talked on the ways Millsaps is
meeting the current crises in higher
* * *
With visions of bigger and better
things ahead for the Alumni Association
and Millsaps College, Board members
have studied Mississippi's fourteen un-
organized areas for future club organi-
zation activity. The eight areas which
are already organized into active clubs
are continuing to prove their real value
to the College, the Association and the
club members. If you are living outside
an organized club district, and are gen-
uinely interested in seeing your area
become organized, you need only to
write the College and express your
wishes. Officers of the Association will
begin work immediately, and in a short
time you will find yourself a charter
member of the newly-organized club.
We are anxious to hear from every in-
terested alumnus or alumna. You will
be doing the College, the Association,
and yourself a favor.
FOUNDATION OF COLLEGES—
(Continued from Page 15)
membership were invited to participate
in the original incorporation, according
to officials of the foundation.
The Mississippi Foundation of Inde-
pendent Colleges is patterned after sim-
ilar organizations in other states organ-
ized to interest business and industry
in contributing to the support of inde-
pendent colleges and universities.
(Continued from Page 15)
Godbold, of St. Louis, Missouri. Mrs.
Godbold (Marguerite Darden) is a 1940
graduate. Mr. Godbold finished in 1939.
Vern David Buzarde, born February
5, 1956, to Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Buzarde,
Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Buzarde (Linda Lou
McCullar), who are living at Emory
University, Georgia, were 1954 grad-
uates of Millsaps College.
Helen Elizabeth Smith, born February
2, 1956, to Mr. and Mrs. George Smith,
of Gulfport, Mississippi. Mrs. Smith,
the former Mary Belle Mabry, is a 1952
Stephen Marc Collins, born April 2,
1956, to Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Collins, Jr.,
of Atlanta, Georgia. Mrs. Collins is the
former Peggy Suthoff, class of 1954,
and Mr. Collins is a member of the class
Michael Lee Moore, born April 4, 1956,
to Mr. and Mrs. William H. Moore, of
Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. Mrs. Moore
(Anne Turner) graduated in 1954; Mr.
Moore, in 1953.
Peter Franklin Barnes, born April 5,
1956, to Mr. and Mrs. Edmund F.
Barnes, of Encino, California. Mr.
Barnes graduated in 1941.
Steven Gregory Dean, born April 14,
1956, to Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Dean of
Memphis, Tennessee. Mrs. Dean is the
former Anne Roberts, class of 1953.
FROM THIS DAY—
(Continued from Page 19)
Loflin, '56. Living in Jackson, Missis-
Martha Sims New, '55, to Hardy Wil-
son Graves. Living- in Hazlehurst, Mis-
Alice Franklin Owens, '42-'43, to John
Wesley Moffett. Living in Jackson,
Ruth Ann Pearson, '56, to Cecil F.
Denley. Living at Mountain Home AFB,
Carol Janease Poole, '52-'53, to Lt.
Wendell Arthur Childs. Living- at Fort
Dorothy Louise Poore to Edward Law-
son Gates, '50. Living in Dothan, Ala-
Shirley Pride to A. W. Ellis, Jr., '53.
Living in Las Graces, Ne-w Mexico.
Betty Jean Russell, '55, to Stephen
Da-vid Seymore. Livinjg in Sanford,
Joan Sue Russell to Thomas Elwyn
Jolly, '53. Living in Natchez, Mississippi.
Barbara Anne Stanton, '52-'53, to Ken-
neth Osborne Cumbers. Living in Nat-
Deborah Ann Stevens, '52, to Howard
Nathan Crawford, Jr. Living in La-
Marie Victoria Taylor, '50-'52, to The
Rev. John Emmet Ferrel, Jr. Living
in West Milford, West Virginia.
Mary Featherstun Vaughn, '54, to
Stephen Mward Collins, '55. Living in
Patricia Elease Wilson, '54-'55, to Ted
Johnson Webb. Living in Yazoo City,
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exist in big time, subsidized athletics
on college campuses which appeared
as a cartoon in the New Yorker a year
or so ago.
Two men are standing on a street
corner a block or two from the stadium
where the big game is in progress.
Down the middle of the deserted street
comes a huge fullback, ball under one
arm, and the other extended in stiff
arm fashion, a look of murderous de-
termination on his face. Commenting
on the occurence, one man says, "There
goes Dumbrowski, magnificent drive,
but no sense of direction!"
years, is the Tax Credit Plan now
under consideration by Congress.
Simply stated, the plan would provide
the taxpayer parent with a 30 per cent
tax credit for tuition and fees paid
to an institution of higher learning.
This means that the parent, guardian,
or friend would be credited on his
final income tax return with $150 for
each $500 paid for tuition and fees.
Rising costs have hit independent
colleges, hard pressed from shrinking
endowment returns and the demands
of growing enrollments, low faculty sal-
aries, and lack of space. Some have been
forced to raise tuition, which has never
come near what it costs the college to
educate the student. Others have con-
sidered the step.
To keep this move from becoming
an impossible burden on many families
NOW IS THE TIME
to make plans to attend
October 20, 1956
Of interest to all of us, and partic-
ularly to alumni whose children will be
entering college within the next several
who are also confronted with demands
on their income, the Tax Credit Plan
has been proposed.
Several bills containing the provisions
stated above have been introduced in
the House and Senate, with Louisiana's
Boggs and Michigan's Wiley leading the
According to Waldo C. M. Johnston,
Director for Governmental Relations of
the American Alumni Council, two hur-
dles have developed during recent
months: The first is the Administration's
unwillingness to support any tax re-
ductions at this time. This makes it
difficult for Republican Congressmen to
act even though they favor the Tax
Credit Plan. The second is the opposi-
tion of the Treasury -which also is
attempting to balance the budget.
On the more favorable side, he says,
is interest being exhibited by several
high government officials and the energy
and leadership being displayed by Con-
gressman Hale Boggs, a member of the
Ways and Means Committee. He is
pushing hard for a hearing on his bill
(HR 4621). He appeared before the
American Council on Education's Com-
mittee on Relationships in February
to discuss the proposal and indicated
that the Ways and Means Committee
would hold public hearings this spring.
He is hopeful of passage if hearings can
be expedited and the importance of the
legislation can be impressed upon mem-
bers of Congress.
Action is now pinpointed on the Ways
and Means Committee, which will hold
Your communications in support of
HR 4621 and addressed to members of
the Ways and Means Committee can
be vital at this critical stage.
One of the most serious problems
facing the College these days is the
decision regarding future enrollment.
The American Council on Education
finds that by 1970 there will be a 70%
increase in college age population over
the 1954 figure. Consider the fact that
a prosperous America and the increas-
ingly complex nature of our society
both have boosted the number of fami-
lies sending their sons and daughters
to college. There is every reason to
believe the same factors will be at work
Last year's record enrollment of 842
revealed a 13% increase over the pre-
vious year. The average increase across
the nation was 9%. Thus far this year
applications received have been far ahead
of last year's total. The enrollment tidal
wave, not expected until 1960, has
reached Millsaps early.
Because of faculty, space, and other
considerations, the administration must
limit the 1956-57 enrollment. Waiting
lists have existed for months. The Col-
lege has never sought numbers. It has
sought to give the student enrolled an
It is believed by those who serve as
trustees, administrators, and faculty
members that Millsaps College can best
contribute to higher education and the
individual student if it remains a small
college. Present policy is based upon
Problems will be confronted when
children of alumni and Mississippi Meth-
odists seek admission in ever increasing
numbers in the years ahead.
How You Can Help Reduce the Teacher Shortage
A message to college alumnae from Mrs. Alice K. Leopold,
Assistant to the Secretary of Labor for Women's Affairs
All of you have read and heard so
much about the national teacher short-
age that you feel you want to hear no
more unless you can do something about
it. I should like to outline briefly what
you, as a college graduate, can do by
participating in an action program re-
commended by the Committee on New
Teachers for the Nation's Classrooms.
The program resulted from a joint con-
ference of educators and citizens called
by the Office of Education and the
Women's Bureau of the Department of
Labor a year ago.
The idea is simple: to recruit and
give special intensive training for teach-
ing to college graduates, possibly in-
cluding you, if you are personally quali-
fied for teaching, if you live in a com-
munity where there is a shortage or will
be one, and if you are available for em-
I ployment, perhaps because your own
I children are in school.
Yet for this program to succeed, com-
j munity action will be needed in the
I many localities where there is a short-
age. Action will be required:
I 1. On the part of the local school
authorities, to estimate the size and
nature of the local shortage now and
I for the next few years and to assess
the supply of qualified teachers that will
be available from the usual sources —
the young men and women graduating
from teachers colleges and schools of
education. We know that this supply
will not be adequate in most commun-
ities because our new young teachers for
the next few years must be drawn from
those who were born some 18 to 23
years ago when the birthrate was very
low. Tlie children needing teachers, on
the other hand, have been born since
World War II, during a period of high
birthrate. Do you know what the out-
look for your community is ? How many
children will need teaching ? How many
teachers from the usual sources will be
available to teach them?
2. On the part of local teacher train-
ing institutions to work out intensive
training programs that prepare you and
your fellow college alumnae for the
standard State certificate for teaching
by completing study and supervised
teaching requirements. Do you know if
anything is being done along these lines
in your community, as it is being done,
for instance, in Detroit, San Diego and a
number of communities in Connecticut ?
3. On the part of college graduates
not now working but available for work.
Have you checked to see if teachers are
needed locally ? To learn what teaching
is like ? To see if you have the basic
qualifications for making a successful
teacher and if you can complete the
training for teaching on a standard
4. On the part of teachers already at
work, whose only hope to relieve the in-
creased pressure on them is to help re-
cruit and train other college women who
would make successful teachers. Those
of you who are teachers can inform
others about your work, and offer to
take on supervisory responsibilities in
training new teachers in cooperation
with local school authorities and teacher
If you want to know more about the
idea and the program, I shall be glad
to send you a leaflet entitled "New
Teachers for the Nation's Children." It
was published by the Women's Bureau
of the Department of Labor (Washing-
ton 25, D. C.) in cooperation with the
Office of Education.
Meanwhile, if you find your com-
munity does have a suceesful program
along these lines, let us know. We
should like to share the information
with other women college graduates in-
terested in doing their share to relieve
the teacher shortage, one of the critical
hazards to our nation's future.
I Teachers Attend Banquet
Millsaps College alumni attending the
Mississippi Education As'-ociation Con-
vention in Jackson in March joined
faculty members at a luncheon held in
the Walnut Room of the Edwards Hotel.
Featured speaker for the annual MBA
luncheon was Dr. A. P. Hamilton, head
of the department of anc;ent languages
and member of the faculty since 1917.
Dr. Hamilton spoke to alumni and
faculty members concerning his philoso-
phy of education.
The luncheon is a regular feature
of the Teachers Convention, and alum-
ni who will be in the city for the state-
wide meeting each year are urged to
make plans to attend.
WHERE ARE THEY?
The persons listed below are among those whose addresses are unknown to us.
Despite repeated efforts to find information concerning their status, the records
clerk has been unable to obtain any results. Will you please study the list care-
fully and send us a post card or letter containing any lead which might enable the
staff to determine their status.
E. A. Anderson
D. K. McDonald
William Harrison Austin
J. H. Davis
John Frederick Fant
Raymond Edgar Jones
E. O. Baird
J. G. Fitzhugh
Thomas Montye Brown
Robert H. Holcombe
Troy C. Cotten
Mrs. Ruth Kelly (Ruby Parsons)
The Purpose of Millsaps College
Millsaps College has as its primary aim the development of men and
women for responsible leadership and well-rounded lives of useful service
to their fellow men, their country, and their God. It seeks to function
as a community of learners where faculty and students together seek
the truth that frees the minds of men.
As an institution of the Methodist Church, Millsaps College is de-
dicated to the idea that religion is a vital part of education ; that educa-
tion is an integral part of the Christian religion ; and that Church-
related colleges, providing a sound academic program in a Christian
environment, afford a kind of discipline and influence which no other
type of institution can offer. The College provides a congenial atmosphere
where persons of all faiths may study and work together for the devel-
opment of their physical, intellectual, and spiritual capacities.
As a liberal arts college, Millsaps seeks to give the student adequate
breadth and depth of understanding of civilization and culture in order
to broaden his perspective, to enrich his personality, and to enable him
to think and act intelligently amid the complexities of the modern world.
The curriculum is designed to avoid premature specialization and to in-
tegrate the humanities, the social studies, and the natural sciences for
their mutual enrichment.
The College recognizes that training which will enable a person to
support himself adequately is an essential part of a well-rounded educa-
tion. On the other hand, it believes that one of the chief problems of
modern society is that in too many cases training as expert technicians
has not been accompanied by education for good citizenship. It offers,
therefore, professional and pre-professional training balanced by cul-
tural and humane studies. In the environment that emphasizes the cultural
and esthetic values to be found in the study of language, literature, philo-
sophy, and science, the student at Millsaps can also obtain the necessary
courses to prepare him for service in such fields as teaching, journalism,
social work, and business or for professional study in these areas as well
as in theology, medicine, dentistry, engineering, law, and other fields.
As an institution of higher learning, Millsaps College fosters an
attitude of continuing intellectual awareness, of tolerance, and of unbiased
inquiry, without which true education cannot exist. It does not seek to
indoctrinate, but to inform and inspire. It does not shape the student in
a common mold of thought and ideas, but rather attempts to search out
his often deeply hidden aptitudes, capacities, and aspirations and to pro-
vide opportunities for his maximum potential development. It seeks to
broaden his horizons and to lift his eyes and heart toward the higher
and nobler attributes of life. The desired result is an intelligent, voluntary
dedication to moral principles and a growing social consciousness that
will guide him into a rich, well-rounded Christian life, with ready accept-
ance of responsibility to neighbor, state, and church.
— Adopted by the Facidty and Board of Trustees 1955-56.
AAILLSAPS COLLEGE ALUMNI NEWS
/I AfeHofe , . .
This column has talked of the alum-
nus' duty to his college. It will have
more to say subsequently about such
obligation. No one of
us could adequately
describe or even ap-
preciate his debt to an
institution that offer-
ed training, stimula-
t i o n, understanding
and wise counsel.
My thought this fall
is, however, that of
the college's duty to
its alumni. A major
concern of Millsaps College is what we
Our obligation to you is far more
fundamental and significant than merely
keeping you informed about your con-
temporaries, about campus improve-
ments, about student activities, about
projected plans and hopes. These are
not unimportant concerns. Something
else is more basic.
Our obligation to you is to keep Mill-
saps College the strong and respected
educational institution you know it to
have been. Indeed, our duty may well be
to endeavor to make it even stronger.
The Christian faith remains as the
framework in which all relationships
obtain. Standards of academic excellence
must be upheld. Freedom of thought,
freedom of research, freedom of opinion,
the right to differ — these are traditions
that must be preserved.
Proud as Millsaps College now is of
its alumni, the immediate future compels
us to attempt to improve the record of
the past. We are eager to graduate
men and women who are well trained
professionally. We are more eager to
produce enlightened citizens, informed
and intelligent churchmen, understand-
ing parents, discerning neighbors.
Such an ambitious program, we con-
fidently feel, has the respect and the
admiration of the entire constituency
of Millsaps College.
One of the events which made Homecoming Saturday, October 20, a truly wonderful
experience for many alumni was the class reunions. Some of the members of
four classes who met on the campus are pictured above. Reading from top to
bottom, reunion groups are the classes of 1928, 1947, 1911, and 1929. Recognize
your classmates? You should have been there I
ABOUT THE COVER
Even Alice turned out to help
give returning graduates and for-
mer students a royal welcome back
to the campus for the annual
Homecoming program on October
20. The cover picture was taken
shortly after the registration desk
opened to record the visit of the
largest group of alumni to return
to the campus in the history of
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Alumni Support Fund 4
Two New Dormitories 5
Outstanding Alumnus 6
Contributors Listed 7
Faculty Additions ...
Alumnus is Bishop ...
Afternoon Classes .... Major Investors .... Dr. Sullivan is Ninety
Board's Work Important . . . Parents Visit Campus . . . Births ....
Sports Summary Marriages Personal Notes
Largest Enrollment 13
.A.lumni Day Next 13
Rogers Gets Award
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Editor James J. Livesay
Assistant Editor Shirley Caldwell
Staff Assistant Peggy Vaughan
MILLSAPS COLLEGE BULLETIN
Published by Millsaps College monthly during the College year. Entered as second
class matter NovemlDer 21, 1917 at the Post Office in Jackson, Mississippi, under the
Act of August 24, 1912.
Fund Brings Excellent Response
The Milisaps College Alumni Fund
is well on its way to a successful first
year after only two months of solicitation.
On Novebiber 26 a total of $9,316.31
had been raised in cash and pledges
from giftsi contributed by 383 alumni
who are charter year subscribers to the
A minim|nn first-year goal of $10,000,
set before jthe campaign began, will be
reached arid passed before this issue
of the magazine reaches you. Some
observers predict that the final figure
raised by deadline time of June 30, 1957,
will double the minimum goal.
Under the old dues system the 1955-56
campaign was the best of three recent
drives. Final results were $2,930.00 con-
tributed by 619 alumni in twelve months. '
With only two months gone in the
Alumni Fund's first year, results are
more than three times as great from
approximately half the number of con-
Members of the class of 1898 lead all
other classes in percentage of total
membership contributing with 38% of
their roster giving to the Fund thus far.
They're followed closely by the class
of 1915 with 32%, 1903 with 23%, 1899
with 17%, and 1918 with 17%.
Honor class in total raised to date is
the class of 1935 with $1,318.50 to its
credit. Other leaders in the "amount
contributed" competition are the class
of 1917 with $1,135.00; 1929 with $492.00,
and 1937 with $370.00.
An important factor in the results
of the campaign is the Major Investors
plan, which appeals for donors who will
giye $100.00 or more to the Fund. To
date 35 alumni have joined in contri-
buting as Major Investors to boost the
Fund total close to the "first plateau"
or minimum goal.
•A major objective of the Fund drive
this year is to enlist the participation of
as many alumni as possible regardless
of the size of the gift. Results thus far
indicate an encouraging response from
graduates and former students Avho are
unable to give large amounts but who
are giving as their means permit.
Alumni and College officials are great-
ly encouraged by the willingness of
approximately 300 alumni to serve as
Class Managers during the Fund drive.
They are responsible for contacting mem-
bers of their class on behalf of the Fund,
and their work has been perhaps the
major reason response has been enthus-
iastic and generous.
Statistics show that through November
26 gifts had averaged $24.33 with
amounts contributed ranging in size
from $1.00 to $1,000.00.
Gifts made to the Alumni Fund will
be used by College officials to meet
the most pressing needs and are con-
sidered unrestricted unless otherwise
specified by the donor. As the Fund
grows in size from year to year it will
be used for such purposes as strengthen-
ing the faculty salary structure, re-
placing worn out equipment, maintenance
of buildings and grounds, faculty expan-
sion, strengthening the curriculum, and
other general needs.
Contributions to the Alumni Fund
are tax deductible. The 1956-57 Fund
campaign will continue through June, 30,
ROGERS HEADS CAMPAIGN
Chairman of the first annual Alum-
ni Fund campaign is Nat Rogers,
'41, Jackson banker and past presi-
dent of the Alumni Association.
Mr. Roger's willingness to serve
Milisaps College in this important
position has helped assure a success-
ful campaign in the crucial first year
of the Fund's existence.
Forerunner of the Alumni Fund was
the Membership Roll Call established
during the Association year 1953-54.
Alumni could purchase "regular mem-
bersips" for $3.00 and were encouraged
to contribute to the College through a
"sustaining membership" plan which re-
quired a minimum gift of $12.00.
The dues system, which was continued
through 1955-56, brought a growing re-
sponse, but served only as a means by
which giving habits were established.
In reality, funds obtained from July,
1953, through June, 1956, fell short of
paying for the cost of alumni services.
After years of study and work, the
Alumni Board of Directors, under the
leadership of Dr. Thomas G. Ross, As-
sociation president, last year recom-
mended the establishment of the Alumni
Fund. It was unanimously approved in
an official alumni association business
session on Alumni Day, May 10.
In July newly-elected Alumni Associ-
ation President Craig Castle and Dr.
H. E. Finger, Jr., Milisaps' president,
asked Nat Rogers, '41, to serve as
Chairman of the Fund in its first year.
Rogers accepted, the Finance Committee
of the Alumni Association was named
advisory group to the chairman, and
the Fund Campaign was underway.
Although a minimum goal of only
$10,000 was set for the Fund's first
year, officials are hoping that it will
become a major source of annual income
for the College. If alumni continue to
respond as they have during- the first
two months of active solicitation, con-
tributions could exceed $20,000, doubling
the unofficial objective.
Increasing support from alumni, only
a few years ago a desperate hope, is
today an accomplished fact for most
colleges and universities. Actually, Mill-
saps is late in asking its graduates and
former students for material assistance.
The rising cost of operating colleges
and universities, combined with shrinking
returns on the endowment dollar, has
had its impact on all institutions of
higher learning. Milisaps has turned
first to the Methodist church in Missis-
sippi and then to industry for assistance.
Both have responded, but the participa-
tion of the latter will be measured by
the support given the College by its
graduates and former students.
Among the giants in the field of
alumni support are Harvard and Yale.
Harvard alumni gave $1,733,488 to their
Alma Mater during 1954. Yale alumni
gave $1,024,680 the same year. Emory
University received $98,585 from its
19,192 alumni that year.
Colleges and universities comparable
to Milisaps in size and program received
genei'ous support from their alumni
in 1954. For instance, Davidson realized
$61,263 from a potential of 8,230 alumni;
Washington and Lee, $60,251 from
10,309; Illinois Wesleyan, $32,196 from
7,100; Centre, .$23,000 from 5,200; West
Virginia Wesleyan, $22,146 from 4,540;
Wesleyan (Georgia), $19,015 from 7,500;
and Southwestern, $14,122 from 5,400.
The alumni figure given was the total
number solicited. Average response was
16% of the total membership.
Milisaps College has 5,203 graduates
and former students for whom correct
addresses are available. Upon the de-
cision they make regarding the Alumni
Fund appeal depends much of the success
of all fund raising for the College in the
TWO DORMITORIES NEXT
building Program Is Accelerated
Millsaps College may have three new
buildings ready for occupancy by the
fall of 1957.
Units underway or scheduled for con-
struction include the Union Building,
a project of the Million for Millsaps cam-
paign, and two new dormitories.
The building program speedup was
launched to relieve existing crowded
conditions and provide for a gradual
increase in enrollment, according to of-
In October the two conferences of
Mississippi Methodism approved a Board
of Trustees-recommended plan to borrow
$700,000 from the Federal government
to finance construction of housing for
men and women on the campus. The con-
ference met jointly in the Christian Cen-
ter auditorium and gave enthusiastic
support to the plan, which allows forty
years for repayment of the loan at
2 7/8% interest. The two new dormi-
tories will enable college housing of-
ficials to eliminate three-to-a-room sit-
uations now existing in several of the
Coeds will be housed in a new 96-
student dormitory to be located im-
mediately hack of Sanders Hall facing
Buie Gymnasium. The men's dormitory
will be constructed south of Galloway
Hall and parallel to Burton Hall. It
will house 100 men. Construction should
start shortly after the first of the year
on the two units.
With the addition of the two dormi-
tories the College will be able to accom-
As of November 26, $793,164.76 had
been collected on pledges of $1,104,-
383.77 made to the Million for Mill-
saps Campaign. Official closing date
for the drive was October 1, 1956 but
many subscribers and churches will
not complete their payment period
until after the first of the vear.
modate 475 students on the campus. Two
auxiliary halls located on Adelle Street
and Park Avenue adjoining the campus,
now in use, house 62 students. They
may be closed when the new units are
Meanwhile, work on the Union Build-
ing is ahead of schedule. If the present
construction pace is maintained, summer
occupancy is considered a possibility.
The new building will be located in the
"hollow" between Buie Gymnasium and
Sullivan-Harrell Hall. Landscaping in
front of the Union Building, which will
face the library, will include raising the
floor of the hollow by bringing in ad-
The entire campus community is await-
ing the completion of the Union Building
and the improvements to campus life
which it will bring. Among other fea-
tures, the new unit will have a greatly
enlarged cafeteria and grill, student
offices, and a lounge and recreation
area. It will be the second campus build-
ing to be completely air conditioned.
The Millsaps-Wilson Library, number
one project of the Million for Millsaps
campaign, was the first building to
have air conditioning.
Work is scheduled to begin immedi-
ately on the conversion of old Murrah
Hall chapel into badly needed offices
for the faculty and classrooms. The pro-
ject will include construction of two
floors for offices and a third, the top
floor, for four classrooms. Both offices
and classrooms will be air conditioned.
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Although changes have been made in plans for the exterior of the new men's dormitory, the artist's drawing, above, gives a
general idea of the way the southwestern area of the campus will look when construction is completed. The new dormitory, to
the right, will house 100 men.
Progress on the new Union Building since ground was broken this summer is graphically ^e^ealed in the above photographs.
The sequence begins on the left. The building should be ready for occupancy at the beginning of the 1957-58 session. It is
the second project made possible by funds obtained through the Million for Millsaps campaign.
NAMED OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS
(Phillips Honored By College
A newly elected official of the state
of Mississippi has been named Millsaps
College's Alumnus of the Year for 1956.
He is Rubel Lex Phillips, a 1948
graduate whose meteoric rise to state-
wide prominence as a governmental
leader has been matched by his stead-
fast sense of devotion to high ideals
and service to his fellowman.
The award is the highest honor given
by Millsaps College exclusively to its
Phillips was honored in an impressive
ceremony at the annual Homecoming
banquet. Following tradition, the re-
cipient of the award was known only to
the committee responsible for the selec-
tion until the banquet ceremony.
Student body President Sam Jones,
Jr., announced the award winner follow-
ing the reading of the citation and called
Phillips to the speakers' table as his
fellow alumni responded with a standing
In a brief but moving statement,
Phillips told of his gratitude for the
contribution Millsaps had made to his
The Alumnus-of-the-Year program is
an annual project in which the general
public is invited to participate. Nomina-
tions may be made by anyone interested
in the award.
A committee composed of three alum-
ni, three faculty members, and three
students selects the person to be hon-
ored from nominations received. Char-
acter and service to church, college, and
community are considered by the com-
mittee in the selection.
Excerpts from Phillip's citation appear
"He was born at Kossuth, Mississippi,
and made his home in that area until
official duties required him to move
"The son of a farmer and school tea-
cher, he sent himself to college. He
graduated from Millsaps in 1948. Enter-
ing law school at the University of
Mississippi, he was elected president of
his class and received his degree in 1951.
"He served four years in the Navy,
rising to the rank of lieutenant j. g.
"He taught at Corinth High School
following his graduation from law school
and was elected Circuit Clerk of Alcorn
County the next summer.
"Very active in civic affairs, he served
as narrator of "The Corinth Story" at
that city's centennial celebration in 1954.
He is a member of the American Legion
and the Shrine Club and has served as
chairman of the Sight Conservation
Committee of the Lions Club and a
member of the Board of Directors of
the Alcorn County Red Cross.
"Millsaps has profited greatly from
the influence of this young man. Al-
though he is a member of the Baptist
Church, he served as lay chairman of the
New Albany district in the Million for
Millsaps drive. In addition to working
diligently at speaking engagements in
over twenty churches in his area, he
made a sizeable contribution of his own.
In 1954 he was the featured speaker at
Millsaps' High School Day. He is a
member of the Board of Directors of
the Alumni Association, serving at pres-
ent as a member of the Projects Com-
"Remembering his own struggles for
a college education, he has helped young
people from his area get a start in
"He has taught a Sunday School class
and served as organizational assistant
to many church clubs.
"He was elected president of the State
Circuit Clerk Asociation in 1954. Earlier
he had served as vice-president and as
a member of the Legislative Committee
of that organization.
"In 1956 he was elected Public Service
Commissioner by a large majority over
a field of several candidates, and he is
now filling the position capably and with
Other Alumnus-of-the-Year Award re-
cipients include W. J. Caraway, 1955;
Gilbert P. Cook, Sr., 1954; E. A. Khayat,
1953; Dr. Charles Neill, 1952; and James
J. Livesay, 1950.
Association Growing Up
For the first time in our memory the
Millsaps College Alumni Association has
its own stationery, marking another
step forward in its interesting and en-
couraging process of coming of age!
Of simple design, the stationery lists
the officers and directors of the Board
on the left-hand side. The colors ?
Purple and white, naturally!
Credit for the new addition goes to
your capable and energetic president,
One of the year's high points for the College and the Alumni Association is captured
above by the camera. Millsaps' Alumnus of the Year for 1956, Rubel Phillips, '48,
is shown with Student Body President Sam Jones, Jr., left, and Alumni Association
President Craig Castle, right, following the presentation of the award certificate.
First Report of Charter Year Contributors
TO THE MILLSAPS COLLEGE ALUMNI FUND
We list below names of graduates and former students who have given or pledged to the 1956-57 Alumni Fund. The list
does not include gifts which were received after November 26. Those who have given and those who will give during the
remainder of the year are charter subscribers to the new plan which was created bv alumni as a channel through which
Millsaps graduates and former students can unite in support of their Alma Mater. They have demonstrated their loyalty
and interest by giving of their means for the College as it endeavors to uphold the traditions of excellence in education
and serve the needs of the present and the future. They have the gratitude of every person who is endeavoring to serve God
and minister to man as a member of its staff.
Mrs. G. C. Swearingen
H. S. Spragins
Harris A. Jones
W. J. Baker
T. W. Holloman
Felix W. Grant
H. B. Heidelberg
O. S. Lewis
F. D. Mellen
S. C. Hart
B. Z. Welch
Mrs. O. S. Lewis
(Evelyn Stevens Cook)
J. L. Neill
C. L. Neill
Mrs. C. L. Neill
G. P. Cook
Mrs. B. W. Stiles
J. A. Alford
Joseph H. Brooks, Jr.
James F. Noble
Charles R. Rew
Frank S. Williams
Mrs. Forrest G. Cooper
Eckford L. Summers
William H. Thomas
J. D. Wroten
J. B. Cain
T. M. Cooper
Mrs. J. D. Wroten
(Birdie Gray Steen)
Sallie W. Baley
C. C. Clark
Robert T. Henry
E. L. Hillman
Ramsey W. Roberts
William E. Toles
Annie W. Lester
William M. O'Donnell
Sam E. Ashmore
Mrs. A. M. Kirkpatrick
R. G. Moore
D. M. White
C. H. Everett
J. B. Feibelman
W. B. Gates
J. S. Shipman
B. L. Kearney
A. Peale Harmon
C. G. Howorth
E. B. Boatner
Mrs. L. J. Page
J. B. Abney
W. E. Addkinson
D. F. McNeil
Jeptha S. Barbour
Mrs. E. B. Boatner
W. G. Cook
Hermes H. Knoblock
O. B. Triplett
William W. Lester
T. H. Naylor
Mrs. Cynthia Shamel
Mrs. V. K. Smith
Mrs. Walter Spiva
Alberta C. Taylor
J. E. Ba.xter
F. W. Vaughan
H. W. F. Vaughan
R. R. Branton
Joe W. Coker
Arden O. French
R. E. Blount
W. T. Hankins
Roy A. Grisham
Mrs. T. H. Naylor
Solon F. Riley
Mrs. E. E. Blount
Mrs. R. R. Branton
Bessie Will Gilliland
Mrs. Roy A Grisham
Mrs. J. H. Maw
T. K. Scott
A. K. Stackhouse
Wiliam D. Carmichael
Mrs. Harry Cavalier
(Helen Grace Welch)
D. P. Coughlin. Jr.
Mary M. Murray
Mrs. Ralph T. Phillips
George B. Pickett
Ira A. Travis
M. H. Twitchell
Mrs. J. A. Cameron
Mrs. H. E. Watson
Norman U. Boone
Mrs. R. P. Henderson
Mrs. H. B. Ravelin
Mrs. Wylie Kees
(Mary Sue Burnhaml
Floyd O. Lewis
J. A. Lindsey
D. C. Brumfield
Mrs. Marks W. Jenkins
J. T. Kimball
Basil E. Moore
James A. Peet
Buren T. Akers
T. A. Baines
Charles E. Brown
W. J. Caraway
Mrs. Joe Guess
Paul D. Hardin
J. B. Honeycutt
Warren C. Jones
Mrs. Charles Kemmcr
C. R. Ridgway
Mrs. Joe Stroud
Dorothy C. Boyles
Mrs. Charles E. Brown
(Mary Rebecca Taylor)
H. Wyatt Clowe
Mrs. H. C. Dodge
Joseph C. Pickett
Thomas G. Ross
George R. Stevenson
Mrs. Gycelle Tynes
James S. Ferguson
H. E. Finger, Jr.
Robert M. Mayo
G. E. Patton
A. T. Tatum
Mrs. Leora Thompson
(Leora Cordelia White)
Mrs. W. W. Turnbull
Mrs. G. C. Turner
G. C. Clark
Mrs. G. W. Curtis
(Sara Elizabeth Gordon)
Mrs. H. S. McGehee
Mrs. E. S. Powell
Mrs. J. Earl Rhea
W. B. Ridgway
Mrs. L. H. Ross, Jr.
(Maude Lyle Golden)
Mrs. S. M. Vauclain
Mrs. J. R. Wilson
Wirt Adams Beard
William H. Bizzell
Mrs. Dudley Stewart
A. T. Tucker
Mrs. Ralph Bartsch
Mrs. J. P. Field
Annie Mae Gunn
J. Manning Hudson
Mrs. H. P. Pate
Mrs. T. M. Smylie, Jr.
Mrs. A. G. Snelgrove
J. W. Thompson
James R. Wilson
Joseph H. Brooks
Rov C. Clark
J. P. Field, Jr.
Samuel B. Galloway
T. G. Hamby
Mrs. T. G. Hamby
T. K. Holyfield
James J. Livesay
Joel D. McDavid
C. M. Murry
Thomas L. Robertson
N. S. Rogers
Paul T. Scott
James B. Sumrall
Mrs. James W. Alexander
B. C. Blount
Mrs. B. E. Burris
Clements B. Crook
Edwin C. Daniels
Mrs. Fred Ezelle
Mrs. Baldwin Lloyd
(Ann Rae Wolfe)
Mrs. Robert Revere
(Annie Laurie Galloway)
Mrs. N. S. Rogers
William D. Ross
Mrs. William D. Ross
Mrs. S. K. Baldwin
(Kathleen Garner Stanley)
Mrs. James J. Livesay
(Mary Lee Busby)
Robert D. Pearson
Mrs. Robert D. Pearson
Charles L. Scott
Garland C. Dean, Jr.
J. T. Kimball
Mrs. David D. Richardson
Warren I. Smith
Zach Taylor, Jr.
Noel C. Womack
Mrs. Noel C. Womack
(Flora Mae Arant)
Mrs. W. W. Barnard
Harry D. Helman
Mrs. Harry D. Helman
Nina H. Reeves
Mrs. Zach Taylor
Mrs. Sam Barefield
(Mary Nell Sells)
Mrs. George Curtis
(Lois Ann Fritz)
Frances A. Galloway
Mrs. Robert Nay
(Mary Ethel Mize)
Mrs. C. E. Salter
William E. Shanks
J. A. Cameron
Sarah Frances Clark
Victor S. Coleman
Wallace L. Cook
Mrs. Roger Elgert
(Laura Mae Godbold)
R. T. Hollingsworth
Mrs. W. H. Izard
Lonnie B. Lewis
Mrs. R. S. Lindsey
M. L. McCormick, Jr.
Mrs. Allyn Munger
(Ann Marie Hobbs)
Rex M. Murff
James D. Powell
Mrs W. G. Riley
Mrs. Lowry Rush
(Betty Joyce McLemore)
Mrs. William Shanks
(Alice Josephine Crisler)
R. M. Yarbrough
H. H. Youngblood
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Hundreds Return For Biggest Homecoming
Letters From Alumni Reveal Enthusiasm
It would be difficult indeed to find
the words to adequately describe Home-
Superlatives would be necesary if we
were to do justice to the weekend, but
superlatives are sometimes overdone.
It all began Friday morning, October
19, when alumni who arrived early for
an informal visit before festivities got
underway ran head-on into Freshman
Day. From then on it was a series of
succesful events which resulted in what
conservative observers say was "the
biggest and best" in history.
While the student body wound up
Freshman Day by crowning its freshman
king and queen in the Christian Center
auditorium, members of the Early Days
Club were holding their annual banquet
in the college cafeteria.
Club membership is made up of alumni
who attended 50 years ago or more.
The banquet and its program was in-
formal, and it was a wonderful evening
for everyone who attended.
Percy Clifton and Garner Green, of
the class of 1898, won honors for being
members of the earliest class repre-
sented. Harris Jones, '99, of Elkins, West
Virginia, traveled the greatest distance
Saturday, October 20, dawned cloudy,
with intermittent light showers, and the
atmosphere was charged with excite-
The registration desk hndn't been in
operation thii'ty minutes before it be-
came evident that this Homecoming
would top them all in enthusiasm and
in attendance. The classes of 1909, 1910,
1911, 1912, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1947,
1948, 1949, and 1950 joined the Early
Days group in filling the corridors and
lounges of the Christian Center Building,
waiting for their reunions to begin. Soon
many others came, and the happy sounds
of Homecoming reverberated down the
halls and spilled out on the campus.
In rapid order the parade formed and
departed for the Capitol Street show
with Mississippi College, the reunion
classes met, and lunch and a gigantic
alumni-student pep rally was held in the
cafeteria. By this time hundreds of
alumni had joined excited students on
the campus. It was indeed a day for
The sun broke through the clouds
over Memorial Stadium Saturday after-
Some alumni prolonged their Home-
coming as long as possible. For
instance, members of the football
teams of the late 20's, who played
under E. W. "Goat" Hale's tutelage,
met for a late evening dinner at
LeFIeur's Restaurant Saturday night.
The genial host for the repeat per-
formance of the Homecoming banquet
was Howard Selman, 1930, who came
all the way from Orange, California,
to take part in Homecoming activi-
ties. We understand the boys are
getting together again next year at
noon, and the Majors battled the Choc-
taws to a to tie which was filled with
thrills and suspense down the final sec-
onds of play.
After the game it was back to the
campus for a tour of the library, a
period of relaxing and remembering,
and then the Homecoming banquet. Pres-
ident Craig Castle presided in excellent
fashion and Dr. Finger spoke briefly
and sincerely to a devoted group of
alumni who filled Galloway Cafeteria
High point of the evening was the
announcement and presentation of the
Alumnus-of-the-Year Award for 1956.
Rubel Phillips became the sixth alumnus
to be honored within recent years and
alumni present received the news with
At 7 p. m. the banquet was over and
so was another memorable visit back to
the Millsaps campus for hundreds of
Many who came have written us
concerning the day. They speak far
more effectively than we have. We
quote from a few of the many letters
"It was a great pleasure for me and
my wife and daughter to be present at
that fine meeting"
"I have been attending alumni meet-
ings for more than 50 years and the
last one was by far the best ever! How
did you get all those people from over
the United States to lay down work and
come to Millsaps "
"I want to congratulate you on the
success of Homecoming "
"Let me thank you and your staff,
as well as others connected with Home-
coming and the class reunion, for all
that was done to make it a most enjoy-
able occasion "
"It was indeed a wonderful time for
me. Believe me, I shall make every
effort to be at the reunion next year . . ."
"I take this opportunity of thanking
you and the many others who made the
recent Homecoming such a success. It
was a pleasure not only to renew old
friendships, but to be revived by a bit
of the true Millsaps spirit "
"I don't recall ever having enjoyed a
day as much as I did the Homecoming
events this year at Millsaps "
Maybe you are one of those who
haven't been back lately. Don't let an-
other opportunity pass by. The next one
is Alumni Day, May 11, 1957.
Afternoon Classes Added
students who returned to Millsaps
in September had to watch their sched-
ules closely for a few days to make
certain they were in the right places at
the right times.
Afternoon classes are being held for
the first time in the memories of even
the "old timers" on the staff.
Under the old system students met
some classes for three one-hour sessions
per week and others two eighty-minute
sessions. The new plan does away with
the eighty-minute periods.
Registrar Paul Hardin said that the
change was made because officials felt
students were not getting the full ad-
vantage of their time in the eighty-min-
Magee's Work Goes On
The family of Dr. H. F. Magee, '08,
has presented the University of Mis-
sissippi Medical Center with fifty milli-
grams of radium, used by the Jackson
physician in his practice prior to his
death in October of 1955.
Dr. Magee, who served as College doc-
tor for twenty-nine years and as the
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ALL RECORDS FALL AT 1956 HOMECOMING
More alumni from greater distances, more alumni who hadn't been back since graduation, and, to get to the point, more
alumni than ever before made the trip back to the campus for Homecoming weekend, October 19 and 20. A few of the many
memorable scenes are pictured above. Two of the floats from the gigantic parade are seen in pictures 1 and 2. Meal time
at the Early Days Club Banquet and an old fashioned Millsaps "tale-swapping" session appear in numbers 3 and 4. Picture
number 5 shows the football team of the late ■20s just before they began their late Homecoming night banquet at LeFleurs
Restaurant. The Board is seen hard at work in number 6. Beauty at its best is captured by the camerman as he photo-
graphs the Homecoming maids in number 7. A reunion scene, 8, and registration, 9, complete the pictorial report.
Faculty Changes Show Gradual Growth
Eight full-time faculty members and
four part-time instructors were added
to the Millsaps College staff at the
beginning of the 1956-57 session.
Five of the new teachers were em-
ployed to furnish instruction for the
increased enrollment. Other changes
include replacements for faculty mem-
bers who have retired, resigned, or are
New full-time faculty members are
James P. Barker, instructor in the de-
partment of economics, replacing John
Zumbro, now on leave; Miss Miriam
Gerlach, instructor in the department of
ancient languages; Dr. Russell W.
Levanway, associate professor and chair-
man of the department of psychology,
replacing Dr. William B. Knowles, who
resigned; Grady McWhiney, assistant
professor, department of history, re-
placing Dr. G. G. Williamson, who re-
signed; Miss Shirley Parker, instructor
In the department of English; Dr. James
Koy Prince, professor and chairman of
the department of romance languages,
replacing Dr. A. G. Sanders, who retired
at the close of the 1955-56 session;
Robert P. Ward, assistant professor and
acting chairman of the department of
biology, replacing Dr. William Brett,
who resigned; and Charles J. Watson,
assistant professor, department of music.
Part-time instructors are Mrs. Leland
Byler, who will teach music education;
Mrs. John Sigmund, instructor in organ;
Prentiss Cox, journalism instructor; and
E. E. Davidson, University-Millsaps Cen-
ter director, who will teach accounting.
Returning after a leave of absence of
two years is George Maddox, professor
and chairman of the department of socio-
logy. He did advanced study at
Michigan State University and will re-
ceive his doctorate from that institution
in December. Harry Dillingham, who
replaced Maddox during his leave of
absence, completed his term of service
Mr. Barker received his BA degree
from Texas Christian University and has
done graduate work at the University
of Texas, University of Kansas, and
New School for Social Research of
A graduate of the University of Illi-
nois, Miss Gerlach also received her MA
from that school. She has had wide
teaching experience and has served as
dean of women of several institutions.
Dr. Levanway is a magna cum laude
graduate of the University of Miami.
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Alumnus Edits Book
Another name has been added to
Millsaps' ever-growing list of authors.
The latest addition is the Reverend
Hatha Doyle McGee, '49, whose book,
Symbols — Signposts of Devotion, was
The purpose of the book is to serve
as a devotional aid and as a means
of reminding' the worshiper of the his-
torical backgrounds of the Christian
faith and its doctrines.
October 23, 1956
Mr. Sam Jones, Jr., President
Millsaps College Student Executive
Now that Homecoming is history
and we've all had a chance to take
a long look at the weekend and its
events, I can say without reservation
that the contribution of the student
body to the day's success was mag-
Alumni who returned for Home-
coming were greatly impressed by
the marvelous spirit on the campus.
The pep rally and the support given
the team at the game was wonderful.
Floats and campus decorations rep-
resented hours of hai'd work and
were symbolic of the loyalty of the
students. All of us were amazed at
their professional appearance.
We were grateful, too, for the warm
welcome given us by your hospitality
committee and by individual students
who, busy as they were, had time to
give us cordial greetings.
We salute the team and the coach-
es for an inspiring battle and for
helping prove, once again, that ath-
letes who put education first can
give the public and their supporters
To the band and cheerleaders we
say congratulations for a grand job
and a beautiful show.
Our congratulations, too, to Miss
Sanford and her maids for the well-
deserved honors they received.
May I express to you our sincere
thanks for the leadership you gave in
the Homecoming project. With such
spirit and cordiality awaiting us we
shall return again soon to the College
we love so well.
Craig Castle, President
Millsaps College Alumni
Published by the Upper Room Press,
a copy of the book has been presented to
the Millsaps-Wilson Library.
The Reverend McGee is currently serv-
ing- as Wesley Foundation director at
the University of Chattanooga.
cMiUsaps ^allege cAlumnus Sleeted bishop
Honor has come to Millsaps College
through one of its most distinguished
Dr. Nolan B. Harmon, a 1914 graduate,
has become the first alumnus to be
elected to the College of Bishops of
the Methodist Church.
Dr. Harmon was elected a bishop of
the Church's Southeastern jurisdiction
during the summer and has been assigned
as a resident bishop of the Charlotte,
North Carolina, area.
In an election held during the Juris-
dictional Conference of the Methodist
Church, Dr. Harmon polled 317 out of
378 votes cast by delegates who were
charged with the responsibility of nam-
ing two new bishops. In 1952 Dr. Har-
mon narrowly missed being elected bish-
op by Southeastern Jurisdictional Con-
ference delegates. He placed second in
balloting during that meeting.
Former book editor of the Methodist
Church, Bishop Harmon received his BA
degree from Millsaps College. He holds
other educational degrees from Prince-
ton University, IMount Union College,
American University, Western Maryland
College, and Hamline University.
He is the author of many books, among
them "The Organization of the Methodist
Church," "The Rites and Rituals of
E p is c o p a 1 Methodism," "Ministerial
Ethics and Etiquette," "Understanding
the Methodist Church," and "The Famous
Case of Myrna Clark Gaines."
Millsaps College alumni who
have given or pledged .'JlOO or above
to the 195G-.57 Alumni Fund are considered members of the Major Investors
Club. They are listed below. Gifts made after November 2G are not listed.
Rev. & Mrs. R. R. Branton, '27, '29
R. G. Moore, '17
Mr. & Mrs. C. L. Neill, '07
W. J. Caraway, '35
Gilbert Cook, Sr., '08
George E. Patton, '37
Teter Costas, '52
George B. Pickett. '30
Eugene Countiss, '30
Paul Propst, '28
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Ezelle, '37, '42
Mrs. J. Earl Rhea, '38
H. E. Finger, Jr., '37
Charles Robert Ridgway, '35
Mrs. Evon Ford, '29
Solon F. Riley, '28
A. L. Rogers, '07
Wharton Green, '98
Mr. & Mrs. N. S. Rogers, '41, '42
Thomas W. Holloman, '01
Harris A. Jones, '99
Thomas G. Ross, '3G
Austin Joyner, '22
Mr. & Mrs. Walter Spiva, '25
Mrs. Wylie Kees, '33
(Mary Sue Burnham)
0. B. Triplett, '24
Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Kimball, '34, '44
D. M. White, '17
Dr. & Mrs. Noel Womack, '44
Sexton McManus, '29
(Flora Mae Arant)
One of the many advantages of a small college is the close relationship which exists
between students and faculty members and administrative officials. Here Dr. H. E.
Finger, Jr., president, chats with four students at his home during one of a series
of "coke parties" which enabled every new student to meet and talk with him
during their first week at school. Students appearing in the picture, from the
left, are Dumont Freeman, Fayette; Susan Medley, Gulfport; Marilyn Bates,
Jackson; and Robert Read, Paulding.
College Is Recipient
Of Industry's Gift
A $1500 grant has been awarded to
Millsaps by The Texas Company in rec-
ognition of the contribution made by
the College to the maintenance of the
highest standards in education.
The Texas Company joins an increas-
ingly large number of firms recog-
nizing the need of privately supported
colleges and universities for additional
financial assistance. Other organizations
making gifts to Millsaps recently are the
At press time advance notice was
received by Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr.,
that Millsaps College had been select-
ed by the Esse Education Foundation
as one of a number of privately sup-
ported colleges to be awarded a grant
The gift may be used as the admin-
istration decides. No further details
are available at this writing.
Colgate-Palmolive Company; Esso Edu-
cation Foundation; U. S. Steel; and Ford
In a letter to Dr. Finger announcing
the award, James H. Pipkin, vice-presi-
dent of The Texas Company, said, "Your
institution has a splendid record of
service to the young people of the
country. We are hopeful that this
award will be only one among an in-
creasing number of tangible tributes
by business and industry to the value
of that service. Nothing is more basic
to the nation's continued well-being than
the preservation of a sound system of
The grant is unrestricted and will be
used where it is most needed.
Annual Awards Made
At Football Banquet
James Hood, of Lambert, and Fred
Belk, of Holly Springs, were honored as
outstanding players at the annual foot-
ball banquet held in Galloway cafeteria
Master of ceremonies during the even-
ing was Craig Castle, Jackson attorney
and versatile president of the Alumni
Hood, team captain and rugged center,
received the Harvey Newell Award, which
is presented annually to the team mem-
ber judged the most outstanding on and
off the playing field. He is a junior
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Memories of the past and hopes for the future meet in this photograph taken during
the annual post-season football banquet held November 6 in the College cafeteria.
Pictured are the men who have directed the destinies of Millsaps athletic teams for
more than a quarter of a century. Coaches Marvin G. "Erm" Smith, extreme left, and
C. M. "Sammy" Bartling, extreme right, were hosts during the evening. Their guests
of honor were left to right, E. W. "Goat" Hale, Doby Bartling, and Tranny Lee
(■addy. Former Coaches Ormond Van Hook and Hook Stone missed the banquet.
Dr. /. M, Sullivan
Honored At Party
Dr. J. M. Sullivan, emeritus profesor
of chemistry and geology, celebrated
his 90th birthday on August 16. He was
honored during the evening by faculty
and friends at a dinner party in Gallo-
A feature of the birthday party was
the presentation of a Bible and a packet
of congratulatory letters postmarked
from the corners of the nation.
Dr. J. B. Price, who succeeded Dr.
Sullivan as head of the chemistry depart-
ment, and President Finger were in
charge of the function. Dr. J. P. Staf-
ford, who became Mississippi Conference
Lay Leader following Dr. Sullivan's
long period of service in that position,
and Dr. Price were the speakers for the
Dr. Sullivan joined the Millsaps faculty
in 1902 and retired in 1947 after sixty
years of teaching.
A former student of Centenary College
in Shreveport, Louisiana, he completed
his undergraduate work and received a
master's degree at the University of
Mississippi and Vanderbilt University.
His doctorate was awarded by Vander-
Dr. Sullivan holds membership in
numerous professional organizations and
He has spent his 90 years in devoted
service to his fellow man.
When Dr. J. M. Sullivan celebrated his
ninetieth birthday last summer it was a
memorable occasion for many people.
Here, Dr. Sullivan is joined by his child-
ren as he leaves for the banquet given
in his honor in the College cafeteria.
Appearing in the picture, left to right,
are Mrs. L. C. Corban, Ocean Springs;
Mrs. N. N. Thompson, Memphis; Dr.
Sullivan; and C. C. Sullivan, Hattiesburg.
Largest In History
Enrollment for the 1956-57 session is
the largest in the history of the College,
according to the statistics released by
Registrar Paul Hardin.
The final registration figure for the
fall semester is 891. Last year's first se-
mester total was 841. The increase of 50
is larger than it might seem, especially
since officials had to limit enrollment
because of space restrictions and College
Continuing a custom established in the
early days of the College, the 1956-57
student body has more men than women.
Males outnumber coeds 502 to 389.
Seventy-six of Mississippi's 82 coun-
ties are represented, with Hinds leading
with 317 students. The next ten counties
in order are Lauderdale, Leflore, Jones,
Madison, Pike, Warren, Adams, Lee,
Rankin, and Copiah.
Students came from sixteen states
and four foreign countries. Tennessee
leads the out-of-state list.
Church membership statistics showed
that fifteen denominations are repre-
sented. Methodists lead with 511, Bap-
tists place second with 195, Presbyterians
number 88, Episcopalians, 38, Roman
Catholics, 19, and Christians, 12. Other
denominational affiliations listed were
Greek Orthodox, Church of God, Church
of Christ, Assembly of God, Salvation
Army, Nazarene, Christian Scientist,
Congregational, and Latter Day Saints.
Only 8 students said they had no church
affiliation or preference.
Alumni Day Program
Planned For May 11
There are two special days each year
set aside by the College and the Alumni
Association to welcome graduates and
former students back to the campus.
They are Homecoming in the fall and
Alumni Day-Founders Day in the spring.
From year to year the group of Millsaps
men and women attending these two
events has grown in numbers and en-
This year Saturday, May 11, has been
designated as Alumni Day, and this
news item may be considered the first
official notice of the increasingly popular
One of the outstanding features of
Alumni Day will be the continuing edu-
cation program which utilizes seminars
conducted for alumni by well-known
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Rogers Is Honored
By Jackson Citizens
Add one more Millsaps College alum-
nus to the long list who have been
honored as outstanding young men in
the city of Jackson.
Nat Rogers, capable young banker and
civic and church leader, was selected
as Jackson's Man of the Year for 1955
by a committee of distinguished civic
and church leaders.
A past president of the Millsaps Col-
lege Alumni Association, Rogers is con-
tinuing his outstanding and unselfish
service to the College by heading the
newly inaugurated Alumni Fund Cam-
paign. He serves the community through
his position as treasurer of the Chamber
of Commerce, past president of the
Jackson Civitan Club and key positions
on charitable fund raising drives.
Rogers, a 1941 graduate, is married to
the former Helen Ricks, '42.
Other Millsaps alumni chosen Jack-
son's outstanding young man include
Bryant Ridgway, 1949; James J. Live-
say, 1950; H. E. Finger, Jr., 1952; W. O.
Carter, 1953; and Phil Irby, Jr., 1954.
The 1951 winner was Dumas Milner, hus-
band of Myrtle Ruth Howard Milner, '41.
Winners of the state's Outstanding
Young Man award in recent years who
are Millsaps alumni include Dr. James
N. McLean, Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr. and
The Board Worked
Behind The Scenes
While their fellow alumni watched
the Millsaps-Mississippi College parade
downtown or gathered in reunion groups,
members of the Association's Board of
Directors met in official session in the
Millsaps Room of the library during the
Homecoming Day celebration.
The Board meeting followed committee
work sessions, where detailed matters of
the Association were prepared for final
With Alumni Association President
Craig Castle presiding, the Board took
action on the Alumni Fund, Alumni Day,
the status of Millsaps Clubs, membership
campaign and several other projects
designed to strengthen the Association
and the College.
Constitutional changes calling for the
simplification of requirements for mem-
bership in the Association and the length-
ening of terms of board members from
two to three years were discussed and
approved. They were officially adopted
by the Association at the banquet that
After two hours of work Board mem-
bers moved to the private dining room
of the cafeteria, where they enjoyed a
luncheon and joined other alumni and
students in the big pre-game pep rally.
Thirty-three board members attended
the October 20 meeting, the second since
September. Included in the group were
past presidents Zach Taylor, Jr., and Dr.
Tommy Ross, Jackson.
Devoted service by officers and
directors of the 1956-57 Board of Direct-
ors is a major factor in the great pro-
gress made by Millsaps College within
Cast of "The Ponder Heart"
Was Almost All Millsaps
The Jackson Little Theater's presen-
tation of "The Ponder Heart" this fall
could almost have been termed a Mill-
saps College production.
Twenty-one of the persons directly
connected with the play, including stage
hands, were Millsaps faculty members,
alumni, or students.
Written by Jackson's Eudora Welty,
"The Ponder Heart," which had a suc-
cessful run on Broadway with such stars
as David Wayne and Una Merkel, was
presented October 17-27.
Dr. E. S. Wallace, head of Blillsaps'
economics and business administration
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Barents Introduced To Life At Millsaps
For the second consecutive year par-
ents of Millsaps College students com-
bined business and pleasure to visit
the campus and meet the men and vs^omen
who are having such an important part
in molding the lives of their sons and
More than 400 persons responded to
the president's invitation to spend Sat-
urday, October 13, on the campus as
guests of the College.
Featured event of the Parents Day
program vi^as a convocation in the Chris-
tian Center auditorium Saturday morn-
ing. Dean James S. Ferguson delivered
the main address of the day and Presi-
dent Finger and Student Body Presi-
dent Sam Jones, Jr., spoke to the assem-
Other activities included campus open
house, a luncheon in the College cafe-
teria, and the Millsaps-Howard football
game in Memorial Stadium.
Following the game the guests were
entertained at the houses of the various
Students served as escorts for their
families during the day.
Purpose of the annual Parents Day
program is to acquaint parents with
the objectives and educational philoso-
phy of Millsaps College, and to give
them an opportunity to become acquaint-
ed with faculty members and observe
conditions under which their children
Lambuth — November 30 Away
Southwestern — December 1 —Away
Open — December 4 ,
Henderson — December 6 Away
Ouachita — December 7 ._ _ ....Here
Conway — December 8 Away
William Carey — December 12 ....Here
Ouachita — December 14 Here
Henderson — December 15 Here
Conway — January 8 Here
Open — January 11
Southwestern — January 14 Here
Open — January 17
Howard — January 31 Away
Bghm. Southern — February l...-Away
Sewanee — February 5 Here
Sewanee — February 6 Here
William Carey — February 8 Away
Open — February 12
Howard — February 14 Here
Lambuth — February 15 Here
First to arrive for the weekend was
Sexton McManus, '29, of Welasco, Texas,
who, as center for the Majors, missed
only 2 minutes of 33 consecutive games.
The alumnus traveling the greatest
distance to attend was Howard Selman,
'30, of Orange, California.
Beautiful weather prevailed when molhers, fathers, and other relatives of Millsaps
College students visited the campus on October 1.5 for Parents Day. Here late
arrivals wait their turn (o register their attendance.
Alumnus Is Selected
For National A ward
Look magazine paid tribute to Mill-
saps College alumnus Leon Wheeless,
'29, in its July 10th issue, for his con-
tribution to Federal service.
"Look Applauds," a weekly feature
of the magazine, listed as deserving
high commendation the ten recipients
of the National Civil Service League
award. NCSL, this year celebrating its
75th anniversary, is an organization
formed to fight government inefficiency.
Mr. Wheeless, along with the other
nine recipients of the honor, was pre-
sented the award at a dinner in Wash-
ington, D. C, in July.
A director of personnel in the defense
department, he devised the first plan
under which civil service employees may
be reassigned to and from overseas
positions while remaining in competitive
service. In a letter of commendation to
Mr. Wheeless, Secretary of Defense
Wilson wrote, "The extension of the
competitive civil service to Department
of Defense employees overseas is a
significant contribution to good manage-
ment ... I am fully aware of the many
months of effort which must go into
such a project of this type and congrat-
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Oldest alumnus present was H. A.
Gatlin, who was the first man to sign
the register when the College opened
in 1892. Mr. Gatlin lives in Jackson.
Among the states represented by
Homecoming visitors were Alabama, Cal-
ifornia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana,
Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North
Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vir-
ginia, and West Virginia.
One of the most delightful events of
the weekend was the crowning of the
Homecoming Queen during halftime cere-
monies. Peggy Jo Sanford, Jackson,
lovely brunette senior, was announced
as the choice for the 1956 queen and was
crowned by Dr. Finger as her court
and thousands of fans looked on. The
Millsaps band, performing with pro-
fessional poise, added enjoyment to the
Players Are Praised
For Season's Opener
By Shirley Caldwell
"Death of a Salesman," "Hamlet,"
"A Streetcar Named Desire," "Cyrano de
Bergerac," "Bullfight" — drama director
Lance Goss always chooses the most
difficult and varied plays for the Mill-
saps Players. This year he did it again.
"Othello, the Moor of Venice" was the
season's first production.
Ranked by many as one of the
top presentations given by the Players,
the play, according to critics, contained
"moments of brilliance . . . and there are
moments which are less than brilliant.
But the former so preponderantly out-
weigh the latter that the whole can he
judged a resounding success."
The title role was played by Dick
Blount, son of Colonel and Mrs. Robert
E. Blount (Alice Ridgway), '28 and '29,
and brother of Robert E. Blount, Jr..
'53, also an outstanding Player. Dick
will be remembered for his performances
as Claudius, King of Denmark, in "Ham-
let" and Stanley Kowalski in "A Street-
car Named Desire." He made the change
from Claudius to Kowalski to Othello
with ease, causing Director Goss to name
him the most versatile actor he has
Supporting Cast Excellent
Appearing in the other principal roles
were Mary Ruth Smith, Vicksburg, as
Desdemona; Keith Tonkel, a Players
veteran best remembered for his per-
formance as Esteban in "Bullfight," as
lago; and Mary Russell Ragsdale, Mem-
phis, Tennessee, as Emilia. They were
highly praised for their performances,
with other members of the cast also
receiving good reviews.
Ex-students of Dr. White will recall
that "Othello" is one of Shakespeare's
four great tragedies. It has been called
by critics "the most terrible and most
painful of Shakespeare's tragedies."
Costumes, supplied by Eaves of New
York, were the ones worn in the Broad-
way production of the play, which starred
Paul Robeson as Othello, Jose Ferrar
as lago, and Uta Hagan as Desdemona.
Miller Williams, professor of biology,
directed the fencing scenes. He staged
the foil work for the Players' production
of "Hamlet" and had directed fencing
for two prior presentations of "Othello."
Music consultant was Holmes Ambrose,
head of the music department.
Jacksonians, young and old. «ait their turn outside Millsaps' .lames Observatory
to take advantage of a rare astronomical opportunity. The occasion was the closest
visit the planet Mars had made to the Earth in thirty-two years. Professor Charles
B. Galloway and his assistants spent a busy evening as over KOO visitors lined up
for a look at the red planet. James Obser\atory is one of two observatories in
the mid-South. It was built in 1902.
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He received his MA and Ph.D. degrees
from Syracuse University.
Formerly research assistant to Mill-
saps alumnus David Donald at Columbia
University, Mr. McWhiney received his
BS degree from Centenary College and
his MA from LSU. He is a doctoral
candidate at Columbia University.
A 1953 graduate of Millsaps, Miss
Parker continued her study at Tulane,
receiving her MA degree from that
Dr. Prince received his BA, MA, and
Ph.D. degrees from the University of
North Carolina. He has had wide teach-
ing experience, serving as head of the
department of modern languages at Car-
son-Newman College immediately prior
to coming to Millsaps.
Mr. Ward, a native of Tennessee, is a
graduate of George Peabody College for
Teachers, receiving his MA from that
A former student of Josef and Rosina
Lhcvinne at the Juilliard School of Music,
and Claudio Arrau, Mr. Watson received
his BA and MA degrees from Colorado
State College of Education and his Pro-
fessional Diploma in Piano and Music
Education from Columbia University.
Joining their husbands in serving the
Mars Comes Close
Jacksonians poured into Millsaps'
James Observatory on September 7 to
get a close look at the planet Mars, a
mere 35,000,000 miles away.
Professor Charles B. Galloway, '33,
acted as host for the estimated 800
astronomy enthusiasts w'ho visited the
Most of the people who looked through
the six-inch telescope said they saw a
wavering red ball, something like a
distant sun. It was the closest Mars has
been to Earth in 32 years.
An encouraging sign of the times
was the fact that the large crowd —
mainly teenagers and children — stood in
line waiting to see the planet although
a football game was being played in
nearby Tiger Stadium.
College community are Mrs. Watson,
college nurse, and Mrs. Prince, reference
librarian. Mrs. Maggie W. Cathy is
serving as house mother for Park House,
an auxiliary housing unit for women on
Park Avenue adjoining the campus.
Is Your Firm Listed?
Industries To Match Alumni Gifts
One of the most encouraging develop-
ments in the area of support for higher
education has come from a staunch new-
found friend, American Industry.
With General Electric leading the way
two years ago, a plan called the Corpor-
ate Alumnus or Matching Gifts program
was developed to encourage alumni giv-
ing and furnish badly needed support for
the nation's colleges.
Most firms will match, up to $1,000,
any gift given by employees to their
Alma Maters or to funds sponsored by
alumni associations for the purpose of
securing support for those institutions.
The Millsaps College Alumni Fund
qualifies for gifts through the Corporate
Alumnus plan since its only purpose
is to strengthen the financial structure
of the college.
According to the American Alumni
Council, the latest list of firms sponsor-
ing matching gifts programs are as
follows: Allegheny Ludlum Steel Cor-
poration, Bank of New York, Bonwit
Teller, Burlington Industries, Geoffrey
L. Cabot, Inc., Campbell Soup Company,
Deering Milliken and Co., Inc., Draper
Corporation, General Electric Company,
B. F. Goodrich Company, Hewlett-Pack-
ard Company, The Hill Acme Company,
J. M. Huber Corporation, S. C. Johnson
& Sons, Inc., Jones & Laughlin Steel
Corporation, Kaiser Steel Corporation,
Walter Kidde & Company, Inc., Lehigh
Portland Cement Company, Manufactur-
ers Trust Company, National Distillers
Products Corporation, O'Sullivan Rubber
Corporation, Scott Paper Company,
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories,
Tektronix, Inc., The Wallingford Steel
Company, Warner Brothers Company,
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Young and
Alumni Association and College of-
ficials are hoping that graduates and
former students who are regularly em-
ployed by any of the firms listed above
will make whatever gift they are able
to the Alumni Fund and will notify their
matching fund officers of their action.
Philip D. Reed, chairman of the trus-
tees of the General Electric Educational
and Charitable Fund, in facing industry's
responsibility in the present financial
crisis confronted by colleges throughout
the nation, made the following statement:
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U^J- f1 ^A^^J.
Here are three more of the thirteen classes whose members gathered on the campus
for a reunion meeting as a feature of the Homecoming Day program on October
20. Pictured in photograph number I is the Early Days Club, composed of graduates
and former students who attended 50 years ago or more. Picture number 2
shows members of the class of 1930 during a break in their reunion activities.
Members of the class of 1910 oblige the cameraman in picture number 3. Next
year's reunion schedule may be found on page 28 of this issue. Don't miss your
Gift From Estate
Aids Four Freshmen
Four Millsaps College students are
benefiting from the generosity of a loyal
friend of the College who decided to use
her money for the strengthening of
Christian higher education.
The late Mrs. Mae Jack Cheek, of
Memphis, provided in her will for the
establishment of a scholarship fund at
Millsaps to be called the "Dr. Elbert
Alston Cheek and Son Scholarship."
Amounting to more than $135,000, the
fund was set up in memory of Mrs.
Cheek's husband, the late Dr. E. A.
Cheek, and their son, the late Elbert
Alston Cheek, Jr.
Now attending Millsaps under the first
series of grants are Betty Dribben,
Greenwood; Martin L. Howard, Baldwyn;
Carole Jack, Laurel; and Marler Stone,
Scholarships $500 Each
According to the provisions of the
will, the gift is to be invested in govern-
ment bonds and the income is to be
awarded in scholarships of $500 each.
Students may receive the award for as
many as four years, provided they con-
tinue to meet the requirements of the
College scholarship committee.
The four winners for the 1956-57
session were all leaders in their high
schools and are entering enthusiastically
into the life of the College. Miss Jack,
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Jack,
plans to be an elementary school teacher.
Howard, a premedical student, is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Howard.
Miss Dribben, the daughter of alumnus
W. B. Dribben, '29, and Mrs. Dribben,
and Stone, the son of Mrs. John H.
Stone, are, as yet, undecided about their
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Methodist Home physician for almost
twenty years, was noted as a philan-
thropist. His radium will continue to
help the sick and demonstrate his love
for his fellow man.
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ulate you on the success which has been
Mr. Wheeless is married to the former
Frances King, '31. They have one child
and now make their home in Chevy
Highest honors have been awarded to
two Millsaps College seniors by their
fellow students. Sam Jones, Jr., Jackson,
and Nancy Peacock, Kosciusko, pictured
above, have been named Master Major
and Miss Millsaps. Jones is president of
the Student Executive Board and Miss
Peacock is SEB secretary.
Dr. E. S. Wallace has been elected
president of the Little Theater Associa-
tion of Mississippi for the 1956-57 season.
His first assignment this year was the
direction of Eudora Welty's "The Pon-
der Heart." He is also a past president
of the Jackson Little Theater Associa-
Friends and former students of Mrs.
Mary B. Stone will regret to learn that
she has been seriously ill. Her recovery
has been remarkably speedy, however,
and faculty and students join in hoping
that it will be complete very soon.
Holmes Ambrose, head of the music
department, was featured in the role of
Don Jose in the Jackson Opera Guild's
presentation of "Carmen." The Metro-
politan Opera's Claramae Turner ap-
peared as Carmen, Ouida Woody Bass
as Micaela, and Millsaps alumnus An-
drew Gainey, '36-'38, as Escamillo. The
opera was given November 19-20.
To Singers Record
By Shirley Caldwell
We need a fanfare for this announce-
ment: The Millsaps Singers records are
here! Or maybe we should have said
were — only a few are on hand that have
not been reserved.
They're works of art, both to the eye
and the ear. Jackets containing the
records were especially designed, in pur-
ple and white, with pictures of "Pop"
King and the Christian Center on the
front and the 1955-56 edition of the
Singers on tlie back. The back cover
also gives information about Millsaps
and "Pop" and the words of the songs
heard on the record.
But wait until you've placed the red
seal RCA-Victor record on your turn-
table, set the speed to 33 1/3 RPM,
and hear the first strains of "Glorious
Everlasting" pouring out. In your mind's
eye you'll see Pop directing the group.
And, if you're an ex-Singer, you'll
probably see yourself in the second, or
last, or first row. Because it doesn't
matter which Singers group made the
recording; they're the Singers — twenty
years ago or twenty years from now.
Tliere's one thing special about the
recording performance: It was Pop's
last major project with the Singers
before his retirement. The record is a
fitting tribute to the beloved director
and friend of so many Millsaps alumni.
The record was produced and published
by the Recorded Publications Company
of Camden, New Jersey. It contains
A few of the records are left from the
1,000 received; so, if you would like to
have one, write immediately to the Public
Relations Department, Millsaps College,
and enclose a check for $3.95.
Serving as assistant stage manager
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PONDER HEART CAST—
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department, directed the play. He is .^
past president of the Jackson Little
Theater and is currently serving as
president of the state Little Theater
Alumni Association President Craig
Castle, '47, served as assistant director
and appeared as foreman of the jury.
Membership in the Little Theater
reached an all-time high this year,
for which much credit was given to
Dr. Ross Moore, '23, head of the history
Those "-'Nliijoritos" made up a large part of the cast and crew of the Jackson Little Theater production of "The Ponder Heart."
Appearing in the picture are, left to right: front row — (iail Morehead, junior; Dr. E. S. Wallace, head of the department of
economics; Dr. A. P. Hamilton, head of the department of ancient languages; Charlotte Capers, "J0-'32; Katherine Hook, '53-
'.'55; .Tim Henderson, brother of Martha Henderson Kubel, '49-"51; Kay Fort Child, '55; Sallie Ann Dement, sophomore; Shirley
Parker, '53, English instructor at Millsaps; Shirley Brown, senior; Eddie King, junior; back row — Dr. C. M. McEachern, '48-'49;
Dr. T. L. Reynolds, head of (he mathematics department; Mrs. .T. B. Price, wife of the head of the chemistry department and
Singers chaperone; Claire King, '56; Karen Gilfoy, '56; Johnnie Webb, '53-, William K. Barnes, '28; Dr. N. Bond Fleming,
head of the philosophy department; M. J. Marley, cafeteria manager; and Joe Schmitt, '53.
Work of Alumni Directors Is Vitally Important
A key factor in the growth of en-
thusiasm and interest of Millsaps College
alumni and the increasing effectiveness
of the alumni program is the quality of
leadership given the Association within
This year's officers and Boai'd members
are continuing that generous donation
of time and energy which is so necessary
under the present Alumni Association
When Craig Castle, '47, was elected
president of the Alumni Association,
members were assured that the vigorous
leadership given, by Dr. Tom Ross, '36,
retiring president, would be continued.
Equally devoted to the task of build-
ing the Alumni Association and advanc-
ing the interests of the College are
Vice-presidents W. J. Caraway, '35, Le-
land; Fred Ezelle, '37, Jackson; and
Martha Gerald, '41, Jackson; and Re-
cording Secretary Mrs. Tom Larche
(Mary Ellen Wilcox, '28).
Work of the Association is carried
on through thirty-six Board members
who serve on six committees. It is
here that the alumni program must
originate or be implemented. A highly
successful year or a mediocre twelve
months depends upon the attitudes of
these thirty-six alumni, who represent
more than 5,000 Millsaps men and women
who are active in the Association.
Board members named by President
Castle and their committees appear be-
low: Legal Advisory — Reynolds Cheney,
Sr., chairman; Percy Clifton; Richard G.
Lord; Shirley Norwood; L. F. Hendrick;
Programs — Turner Morgan, chairman;
Heber Ladner; O. S. Lewis; Mrs. Ross
Barnett; Robert Ivy; Claude Johnson;
Finance — 0. B. Triplett, chairman; G.
C. Clark, Sr.; Walter Spiva; George
Pickett; W. B. Dribben; Bill Parker;
Projects — Roy Clark, chairman; Man-
ning Hudson; W. L. Rigby; Waudine
Nelson; Charles Wright; Rubel Phillips;
Membership — W. L. Norton, chairman;
W. T. Hankins; Frank Scott; J. M.
Kennedy; Gilbert Cook, Sr.; Norma Nor-
Club Organization — John Neill, chair-
man; Tommy Parker; Ruth Tucker; W.
F. Murrah; Johnny Jabour; J. R. Cavett.
Area responsibilities of the vice-presi-
dents are as follows: Miss Gerald, Legal
Advisory and Programs Committees;
Ezelle, Membership and Projects Com-
mittees; and Caraway, Finance and Club
. . SPORTS SUMMARY • •
Another season of non-subsidized football is history, and once again heartiest
congratulations are due Coaches Sammy Bartling and Erm Smith and the
twenty-six students who put studies first and football a close second.
Statistically speaking, the record book showed three wins, two ties, and
two losses in a seven-game schedule. The only teams to top the Majors this
fall were scholarship, state-supnorted squads.
Chronologically, the season's record looks like this: Millsaps 13-Ouachita 6;
Blillsaps 6-Livingston (Alabama) State 16; Millsaps 13- Sewanee 7; Millsaps 20-
Howard 20; Millsaps 0-Mississippi College 0; Millsaps 12-Southwestern 0; and
Millsaps IS-Henderson State (Arkansas) 19.
The games to remember, as far as Millsaps supporters are concerned, were
the Mississippi College and Southwestern contests.
Since Head Coach Sammy Bartliny; joined the College staff in 1051, the
Major-Choctaw battle has been a thriller every year. This year's game was
no exception. Before a Homecoming crowd which included some of the Major
gridiron greats of the past, the Purple and White eleve;i put u]) a magnificent
defensive battle, and the final score was a hard fought to tie. Picked to
lose by most "experts" the Majors stopped seven drives inside tlieir own 30,
one of which wound up on the one-foot line. So devastating was the Millsaps
defensive play that they came out on the long end of the net yardage count.
The Millsaps-MC tally within the last three years is as follows: one
victory for the Majors, one victory for the Choctaws, and one tie. The 1957
battle should be another one for the books!
In the final home game of the season, before a jiitifully small crowd,
the Majors surprised sports writers, armchair quarterbacks, and Southwestern
of Memphis by grinding out a 12 to upset over the Tennesseeans.
The Lynx had lost only one game in 10 starts. Centre College, called
the best small college team in the nation hy experts, squeezed by Southwestern
to keep a two-year winning streak going. All other opponents had fallen be-
fore the rampaging Tennessee team.
The will to win, alert "break-making," devastating blocking and tackling,
and the generalship of reserve quarterback Fred Belk, a sophomore, was the
When the Majors walked off the field that afternoon, their supporters
stood and cheered and the band led an after-the-game parade to the waiting
buses to let the team know how the small but intensely loyal group of fans felt.
When all factors are considered, the season's results, which included only
two losses, are even more surprising. Thirteen lettermeia were lost from the
1955 edition of the Millsaps football team. Nine lettermen returned and several
newcomers joined the squad, but attrition hurt as the season aged. Several men
dropped out because of grades, injuries, or job responsibilities, and Coaches Bart-
ling and Smith found themselves with a roster of 26 men by mid-season.
Loyal alumni and other supporters always like to look to next year and
weigh the chances of the non-subsidized Majors. At this point in the year it
now appears that only four men from the 1956 squad will be leaving school.
They are Jim Berry, 200-pound tackle; Terry Moore, versatile halfback; Roy
Wolfe, a veteran halfback and perhaps the fastest man on the field for the
Majors in many a year; and Ray Woodrick, 265-pound tackle.
Among other bright spots is the fact that both first and second string
quarterbacks will be returning. Don Williams, number one field general for
the Majors, will be back for his senior year, and his understudy, Fred Belk,
who developed rapidly toward the end of the season, will be ready as a junior.
With possibilities strong: for some good transfers and freshmen reinforcements
and a 22-man nucleus to build on, prospects seem good for a better football
season in '57 than this year's 3-2-2 performance.
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at "America's foremost summer theater,"
the Ogunquit, Maine, Playhouse, kept
Lance Goss busy during the summer
months. He also found time to appear
with Burt Parks and Jeanne Bal in
Cole Porter's "You Never Know."
The Millsaps College chapter of Eta
Sigma Phi, national classical languages
honorary, has established an award for
excellence in Latin at Murrah High
School called the Alfred Porter Hamilton
Medal. Dr. Hamilton, head of the depart-
ment of ancient languages at Millsaps,
spent last summer in Europe, visiting
his daughter, Mrs. Jim Blanton (Cath-
erine Porter Hamilton, '52) in Germany.
Miss Bethany Swearingen has been
promoted to the position of librarian,
succeeding Dr. A. G. Sanders, who re-
tired at the end of the 1955-56 school
year. She had served as assistant li-
brarian for several years.
Linda Albritton to Charles E. Thomas.
'54-'55. Living in Jackson, JHssissippi.
Ann Anderson, '56, to Fred Blumer,
'55. Living in Atlanta, Georgia.
.luanita At«ood to Thomas H. Sim-
mons, '53. Living in Jackson, Mississippi.
Barbara Ballard, '56, to Thomas Lamar
Gordon. Living in Greenwood, Missis-
Carolyn Baria, '54, to the Reverend
Keith W. Johnson. Living in Long
Island, New York.
Jaqueline Gordy Blackwell to James
Hewitt Griffin, '4S-'49, '53-'54. Living
in Greenville, Jlississippi.
Carol .Mae Brown, '55 to John Willard
Leggett, III, '56. Living in Atlanta,
Georgia, where he is attending Emory.
Magdalene Cunningham, '54, to Cecil
W. Hudson. Living in St. Louis, Mis-
Connie Entrekin to Edward Lawrence
Gibson, '47-'49. Living in Dallas, Texas.
Rachel Ferrell to Henry Ezelle Lewis,
Jr., '52-'54. Living in Jackson, Missis-
Selby Gail Fielder, '56, to Jere Lyle
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We have often wondered how many
lives could be influenced for lasting
good if Millsaps College alumni in sig-
nificant numbers became aware of the
importance of their Alma Mater and set
out to do something ^.bout its needs.
Within the last few years, and par-
ticularly this year, it has become evident
that we will soon find out.
Giving has reached an all-time high.
Alumni are actively engaged in interest-
ing promising students in attending
Millsaps. They're sensitive to good
public relations for the College through
adequate news and feature coverage
in local publicity media.
This re-awakened awareness has re-
sulted in increasing attendance at alumni
functions. Homecoming this year was
so well attended that many who hadn't
been back regularly lately were truly
Scores of graduates and former stu-
dents are accepting responsibility in
projects planned to strengthen Millsaps
College. Others have volunteered their
services and will be called on soon.
We confidently believe that this is only
Among the hundreds who took time
out from the routine to return to the
campus for Homecoming were Mrs. J. W.
Maw (Gladys Jones, '20), who, with lier
husband, serves as a missionary to th"
Belgian Congo; and Claude Passeau, '40
of Lucedale, who pitched a 1-hitter in
the World Series of 1945.
According to a report released by the
Bureau of the Census, the number of
persons of college age is now at its
lowest point in twenty-five years. The
college age group is made up entirely
of persons born during the depression
years, when bii'th rates were at the
lowest point in history. For the remain-
der of this decade, small annual gains
will be made, and between 1960 and
1965 the group will grow rapidly as
the major wave of "war babies" and the
initial wave of postwar babies reach
college age. The Bureau predicts that,
roughly speaking, for every four persons
now of college age, there will be three
additional by 1973.
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At this writing basketball practice is entering its third week under the
direction of Coach Erm Smith, and a hustling squad of 15 men has been engaged
in intensive workouts in preparation for a seventeen-game schedule.
Four men who wore the purple and white last year are back for action
during the 1956-57 season. Lettermen Billy Livingston, Leland, at forward. Ken
Parks, Sledge, at forward. Bob Weems, Jackson, at guard, and Ed Whaley, Tupelo,
at center, will be counted on heavily during early season play.
Among the promising newcomers to the squad are transfer Smiley Ratcliff,
guard, who was an All Big 8 selection at Central High, and Ralph Armstrong,
forward, who was one of the state's outstanding high school stars last year
at Coffeeville. Giving aid and comfort to Major supporters, too, is the fact
that guards Eugene Harrison and Charles Henson and forward Don Williamson
were members of Meridian's northern division Big 8 championship team last year.
The 1956-57 Major basketball roster is as follows: Ralph Armstrong, 6' 3V2",
forward, Coffeeville; Woods Cavett, 5' 10", guard, Jackson; Lindsey Erwin, Jr.,
6' 2", forward, Batesville; John Gatewood, 6' guard. Mount Olive; Eugene
Harrison, 5' 11" guard. Meridian; Charles G. Henson, 5' 9" guard. Meridian;
Robert R. Johnson, Jr., 6' 1" forward, Hilliard, Florida; Billy Livingston, 6' 1"
forward, Leland; Clifton LeCornu, 6' guard, Vardaman; James McAtee, 6' guard,
Jackson; Stuart Mclntyre, 5' 10%" forward, Jackson; Kenneth Parks, 6' 3"
forward, Sledge; Bobby Ray, 5' 8" guard, Jackson; Smiley Ratcliff, 5' 11" guard,
Jackson; Don G. Williams, 6' 1" forward, Bogalusa, Louisiana; Don Williamson,
6' forward. Meridian; Bob Weems, 5' 11" guard, Jackson; and Ed Whaley, 6' 4"
Hopes are high in Buio Gymnasium that the two-year victory drought
will be broken early in the season despite the fact that Coach Smith must build
a winning combination with a squad composed entirely of freshmen and sophomores,
with one exception.
The 1956-57 cage schedule appears elsewhere in this issue.
If you think the automobile is a
menace, take a look at these figures
compiled by R. M. Cleveland and S. T.
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James Hood, center, of Lambert, captain of the Millsaps football team, received
pledges of support and loyalty from Dr. H. E. Finger, .fr., left, and Craig Castle,
right, as the 1956 season got underway. The scene took place at the annual
chicken-fry given by the alumni for the players.
For the second consecutive year Millsaps College alumni took time out to
demonstrate their interest in the amateur athletic program at Millsaps by
entertaining the football team and coaches at an early season chicken-fry.
Scene of the gathering was again the Mississippi Valley Gas Company
Lodge, popular Rankin County retreat.
Following the meal. Alumni Association President Craig Castle presided
at an informal program which featured talks by President Finger, Coaches Bartling
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Old Elsinore Remodeled
^ast Meets Present In Music Hall
By Betty Miller
Antebellum skirts and tranquility are
a century removed from the modern
"Ivy League look" and the sounds of
45 music students, but the Millsaps
College Music Hall has been a part of
Once the antebellum home of a prom-
inent Mississippi family, Elsinore, as
it was then called, was converted in the
early 1930's into a practice hall for
Millsaps music students. Since the de-
cision of Millsaps College to re-establish
a music department, the building has
recently been transformed into a music
The original Elsinore was built before
the Civil War as the plantation home of
Rosa Farrar and Lemuel Weeks Petrie.
In 1866 the top story of the building
burned and was rebuilt of wood in
typical antebellum style. The boilding
was located on the site of the present
For a while Elsinore was the home of
Dr. J. B. Hutton, local Presbyterian min-
ister. Later it became a part of Jackson
College, an industrial school for Negroes.
During this period it was occupied by
the president of the college. Dr. L. C.
Harrell. In 1922, Dr. J. M. Sullivan and
his family lived in Elsinore. Several of
his children were born in Elsinore.
When the college needed the site of
the home for a library in 1923, the top
story, complete with columns, was moved
to its present location. Later Elsinore
Hall was used as a home for various
members of the faculty, among them
Dean W. E. Riecken and Coach Ormond
Van Hook. In the late twenties and
early thirties, Elsinore became the home
of the Millsaps music department.
Since the latter part of August, start-
ling changes have been taking place in
old Elsinore. The large one-time bed-
rooms have been converted into three
studios, a recital hall, a classroom and
a practice room. A downstairs has been
added to the building which contains
seven practice rooms, a large classroom,
and one storage room.
Paneled walls, asphalt tile floors,
acoustical tile ceilings, and sound-proof-
ing between the practice rooms have
helped make the transition complete and
practical. Private lockers for the music
students will be added before the com-
pletion of the work this fall.
In regard to the metamorphosis of
the building. Holmes Ambrose, chairman
of the music department, had this to say:
"We hope that the work done on this
beautiful new building will be the fulfill-
ment of the dreams of those who have
labored so patiently over the years to
liring it about."
Historic Elsinore Hal!, on the Millsaps College campus, has been the scene of important events in the life of the College and
the history of Mississippi. Lo<:ated on the eastern edge of the campus, it once was the home of Dr. .J. M. Sulli\an, emeritus
professor. A major renovation project this summer transformed the old building into a modern music hall which houses the
recently reactivated department of music at Millsaps College.
We welcome the following into the
Future Alumni Club of the Millsaps
College Alumni Association:
William Franklin Appleby, Jr., born
October 10, 1956, to the Reverend & Mrs.
W. F. Appleby. The Reverend Appleby
is a member of the class of '50. He and
his family live in Burnsville, Mississippi.
Randolph Holly Chatham, born March
23, 1950, to Dr. and Mrs. L. C. Chatham,
of Taylorsville, Mississippi. Mrs. Cha-
tham, the former Pepe Wren, graduated
in 1951. Randolph Holly is the Cha-
ham's third son.
Amy Carolyn Conner, born April 17,
1956, to Dr. and Mrs. O. W. Conner, III,
of Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Conner re-
ceived his BS degree from Millsaps in
.lean Carol Eskridge, born August 7,
1956, to the Reverend and Mrs. J. B.
Eskridge, of Dui-ham, North Carolina.
The Reverend Eskridge is a member of
the class of 1953 and Mrs. Eskridge
(Marianne McCormack) attended from
Isabelle Ann Ezelle, born October 15
to Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ezelle, Jr., in
Jackson, Mississippi. Mr. Ezelle is a
1936 graduate of Millsaps.
David Christopher and Marcus Eugene
Holmes, born July 12, 1956, to the Rev-
erend and Mrs. Eugene Holmes, of
Emory, Georgia. The Reverend Holmes
graduated in 1955.
Eva Lynn Holston, born August 28,
1956, to the Reverend and Mrs. Wilton
S. Holston, of DeSoto, Mississippi. The
Reverend Holston graduated from Mill-
saps in 1951, and Mrs. Holston (Shirley
Shipp) attended from 1949-51. Eva
Lynn was also welcomed by Sidney, 2.
Benjamin Quitman James, IH, born
August 14, 1956, to Mr. and Mrs. B. Q.
James. Mr. James attended from 1948-
50 and Mrs. James, who is the former
Glenna Goodwin, graduated in 1953.
Teresa Christine Legate, born March
15, 1956, to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Legate,
of Alton, Illinois. Mrs. Legate is the
former Louise Campbell, '53.
Carol Ann Porter, born August 13,
1956, to the Reverend and Mrs. Ralph
Porter. The Reverend Porter, a member
of the class of '50, is pastor of Trinity
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When alumni return to the campus for a visit, they find a cordial welcome awaiting
them and at least one administrative official eager to escort them on a quick tour
of old and new buildings. Here Mrs. Al Kruse (Evaline Khayat, '42), of Los
Angeles, and her children prepare to join J. W. Wood, business manager, and Mrs.
K. E. Hederi, left, professor of romance languages, on a sight-seeing trip around
the campus. Future Millsaps alumni (we hope) are, left to right, Kathryn, 9;
Pat, 5; and Jimmic, 1 year. I\lrs. Hederi is also Mrs. Kruse's sister.
J It iH^mnrtam
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:
Lewis R. Featherstone, '13, who died May 10, 1956. Mr. Feathcrstone had lived in
Robert Payne Neblett, who died June 28, 1956. Mr. Neblett, who received his
Ph.B. degree in 1901, had lived in Jackson, Mississippi.
John Morgan Clack, III, of Lexington, Mississippi, who died May 24, 1956. Mr.
Clack graduated in 1951.
Miss Pearl Spann, '09, died August 11, 1956. Miss Spann was living in Jackson
at the time of her death.
Dr. Robert Seawright, of Bolton, Mississippi, died Feburary 8, 1956. He attended
Millsaps from 1928 through 1930.
The Reverend Tom Jernigan, '39, was killed in June of 1956 in a car accident
enroute to Plainfield, Illinois, where he was to deliver his first sermon in his
Miss Quintard Baker, who died in September, 1956. Miss Baker, who attended
Millsaps in 1930-32, had lived in Hazlehurst.
The Reverend Charles Ford Weeks, '50, drowned in September of 1956. He was
living in Edwards, Mississippi, at the time of his death.
James Barnard Morrison died in Lafayette, California, on April 6, 1956. Mr.
Morrison graduated in 1934.
Sanford Martin Graham, of Meridian, Mississippi, died August 20, 1956. He was
a 1905 graduate.
Dr. William Bryant Lewis, '06-'09, who died April 16, 1956. He had served as
missionary to Africa.
Archie Falls McKee, of Jackson, died April 2, 1956. He attended Millsaps from
W. B. Montgomery, Jr., '36, died in July of 1956.
Walter Scott Welch died this year in Laurel, Mississippi. He was a 1906 graduate.
ALUMNI DAY PLANNED—
(Continued from Page 13)
Millsaps professors. Last year the sem-
inar idea was tried for the first time
and proved highly successful. It is
part of the May 11 program by popular
In addition, the Millsaps Players will
present one of the world's great plays
for returning alumni. There'll be an
outstanding speaker in a special alumni-
student chapel, and the annual Alum-
ni Day banquet will feature the
induction of the class of 1957 into
Other events are being planned for
graduates and former students to make
the event worth a weekend away from
home and work.
Alumni Day replaces the graduation
meeting of the Association, so it'll be
the last gathering of the Millsaps clan
during the current school year.
Make plans now to be on hand for the
day. You'll be glad you did. Ask anyone
who's come back lately.
FROM THIS DAY—
(Continued from Page 19)
Andrews. Will live in West Point, Mis-
Almyra Fisher, '56, to Vardaman Kim-
ball Smith, Jr., '53. Living in Madison,
Lucy Galligher to John Harvey Gotten,
'47-'48. Living in Birmingham, Alabama.
Shirley Faye Gibson, '52-'54, to Wil-
liam Wayne Sumrall. Living in Jackson,
Sylvia Royce Golman to William David
Bailey, '53-'54. Living in Jackson, Mis-
Martha Suzanna Greenwood to Sidney
Alexander Head, III, '54. Living in
Durham, North Carolina.
Martha Jane Harris to William Holmes
Holland, Jr., '52. Living in Edinburgh,
Scotland, where they are attending the
University of Edinburgh.
Ailene Hays, '53-'54, to Ensign J. D.
Weldon. Living in Norfolk, Virginia.
Joanne Henderson, '55, to Howard B.
Cheek, '55. Living in New Orleans,
Martha Lee Henderson,
William Warren Rubel, Jr
Sue Rivers Horton, '52,
Elbert Lawrence. Living
Emily Hawkins Humphrey, '44-'45, to
Arch Yarbrough Davis. Living in Jack-
Mildred Anne Hupperich, '55-'56, to
Jesse W. Moore, '56. Living in Atlanta,
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ESPECIALLY FOR YOU
It's not too early to begin making
plans to attend Alumni Day. The date
this year is Saturday, May 11. An
excellent program is being planned
which will include entertainment, fel-
lowship and the new feature, sem-
inars conducted by Millsaps faculty
members. We'll see you on May 11.
(Continued from Page 7)
James F. Boggs
Mrs. Jerry Chang
Bowman L. Clarke
C. L. Conerly
Jerry Forten berry
Mrs. Thomas E. Hearon
James S. Holmes
Lowry Rush, Jr.
Charles M. Sours
John E. Sutphin
Charles N. Wright
Mrs. W. N. Bogan, Jr.
(Ann Lomax Creswell)
Mrs. R. C. Brinson
Mrs. Henry Dupree
(Mary Ruth Hicks)
E. Lawrence Gibson
Floyd E. Heard
Claude W. Johnson
Rowland B. Kennedy
Mrs. David Mcintosh
John A. Neill
Mrs. J. D. Powell
J. D. Prince
Mrs. (Jeorge T. Reaves
Thomas G. Roberts
R. E. WessLn
J. W. Youngblood
Thomas B. Abernathy
W. F. Appleby
Mrs. Tom Crosby
R. H. Dawkins
S. Richard Harris
B. Q. James
Mrs. Cecil Jenkins
John H. Millsaps, Jr.
Dick T. Patterson
Charles L. Randle
Mrs. Louise Robbins
Mrs. D. R. Sanderson, Jr.
(Fannie Buck Leonard)
Mrs. Richard Swink
(Thelma Adelia Borden
A. Patten White
Mrs. Sid Champion
Mrs,. Louis Chatham
(Betty Sue Wren)
George T. Currey
Dr. Cecil Jenkins
Mrs. Robert Kerr
Mrs. Franz Posey
Mrs. Herman Yueh
Annie E. Dunn
H. Gaston Hall
Mrs. W. W. Holmes
Roy H. Ryan
pjdward H. Sherrod
Dr. J. P. Stafford
James L- Young
Mrs. James L. Young
Mrs. M. S. Corban
Mrs. G. T. Currey
(Mary Nell Williams)
Pat H. Curtis
J. B. Eskridge
Mrs. Ewin Gaby
Roger F. Hester
Byron T. Hetrick
Robert Lee Hunt
James W. Irby
Mrs. B. Q. James
Mrs. R. N. McKinley
Mrs. Robert Sibbald
(Mary Ann Derrick)
Claude J. Smith
Charles R. Sommers
Mary Emilia Weber
Mrs. Roy Wolfe
Mrs. George Rokas
Mrs. Thomas Boone
M. S. Corban
Mrs, James D. Holden
Leslie Page, Jr.
Thomas E. Parker
Dennis E. Salley
Mrs. Howard B, Burch
Mrs. Joe B. Chapman
) (Dixie Winborn)
Harold G. Pedin
Mary Alice Shields
James E. Benson
John B. Campbell
H. M. Etheridge
Walton Lipscomb, III
Mrs. Ken Patterson
(Continued from Page 12)
and has been a mainstay this year on
both offense and defense.
The award for the most improved
player of the year went to Fred Belk
for his performance as reserve quarter-
back during the Southwestern and Hend-
erson State games. Belk is a sophomore
and will be a key man in the Major
lineup for the next two years.
Coaches Bartling and Smith were pre-
sented with gifts by the team during
the evening and the two mentors spoke
briefly of the season and the performance
of the team.
Letters were awarded to 24 players
and the team manager, Ray Wesson.
Only two men on the squad failed to
receive a letter. Men lettering in foot-
ball were Ted Alexander, Jackson; Alec
Alston, Hollandale; Joe Armstrong, Cof-
feeville; Fred Belk, Holly Springs; Jim
Berry, Prentiss; Pat Bonner, Jackson;
Robert Caraway, Gulfport; Gayle Erwin,
Greenwood; Bob Fortune, Jackson; Stan
Hathorne, Jackson; Jim Hays, St. Peters-
burg, Florida; James Hood, Lambert;
Brent Johnson, Jackson; Max Miller,
Kosciusko; Terry Moore, Indianola; Smi-
ley Ratcliff, Jackson; Cliff Rushing,
Cleveland; Rusty Smith, New Orleans,
Louisiana; Skippy Smith, Gloster; Ken
Wellons, Jackson; Don Williams, Bog-
alusa, Louisiana; Jon Ed Williams, Mc-
Comb; and Roy Wolfe and Ray Woodrick,
Guests of honor during the evening
were former Millsaps coaches E. W.
"Goat" Hale, Tranny Lee Gaddy, and
Faculty members, student officials,
members of the press and their wives
and dates also attended the banquet.
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"Our free economy and society depend
upon the educational process for survival
"American business and industry have,
then, ample reason as good corporate
citizens to want to help maintain the
financial soundness and continued growth
of these educational institutions. One
form this support can take is a program
of regular, systematic giving.
"A satisfactory program will share
part of the responsibility with those who
benefit most. The immediate beneficiary
of American higher education is the
educated individual, and then through
him the organization of which he is a
part. Therefore it has seemed appropriate
and fair that both the individual alumnus
and the employing org-anization should
join, in some fashion, in any giving
kl/-\\ /t-i i ni-n
(Continued from Page 20)
and Smith, Public Relations Director Jim Livesay, and Castle himself.
Team members were introduced to the alumni, and alumni, in turn, were
presented to the team. Other guests of honor attending the chicken-fry were
members of the Jackson press and Millsaps faculty members.
Dr. Finger and President Castle both pledged support of the team during
the season for the faculty and administration and for the alumni.
A direct mail campaign to sell season tickets to alumni in August and
September fell far short of the 1955 ticket sales drive, which made use of person-
to-person sales technique.
The drive is an annual project of the Alumni Association for the purpose of
building interest and attendance in connection with Millsaps football games
and helping the athletic program break even each year.
This year's sales campaign resulted in 66 sales for $320. The 1955
personal solicitation drive obtained $1,881.00 from 309 sales and several gifts.
(Continued from Page 20)
Williamson for "The Road is Yours."
They say that even at its dangerous
worst the automobile, proportionately,
has never been as great a killer as the
horse. In 1909, for example, 3,850 per-
sons lost their lives in accidents involv-
ing horses and horse-drawn vehicles.
The horse wasn't driven more than 50U
miles a year. On a mileage basis, com-
pared with the automobile's average run
of 10,000 miles a year, the horse was
twice as deadly as the automobile.
Cause for great concern to alumni,
college administrators, parents, and the
nation as a whole is the fact that we
are now faced with a serious shortage
of qualified college faculty members.
Authorities report that even if all of the
persons obtaining doctor's degrees be-
tween now and 1960 enter the teaching
phase of higher education, there will
still be a shortage of 4,000 professors.
Efforts are being made to interest
students in college teaching, but indus-
try and government positions offer
security and prestige.
In view of the vital necessity for
America to produce men and women
with broad vision and enlightened leader-
ship ability, the prospects are frighten-
ing. A crisis which overshadows today's
public school teacher shortage problem
Someone has said that committee
meetings are places where you "keep
minutes and waste hours."
Perhaps the least in importance on
the list of reasons why a college educa-
tion is worthwhile is its value to the
individual in dollars and cents. Never-
theless, it is a factor to be considered.
Statisticians have come up with the fol-
lowing figures on lifetime earnings
classified by education. They say the
average person dropping out after an
elementary school education will earn
$11(!,000, compared to a high school
graduate's $165,000, and a college gra-
When someone asks if it's worth the
cost in dollars and cents, give him
Indicative of the fact that there is a
growing realization of the seriousness
of the crisis faced by America's colleges
and universities is the welcome an-
nouncement that the Advertising Council
will launch a nationwide campaign in
1957 to increase public interest and sup-
port for higher education.
You will soon see and hear evidences
of the gigantic push, which is being
hailed by educators as heartening news.
The campaign will attempt to create
public understanding of the unparalleled
importance of higher education. It re-
mains the job of the various institutions
and their friends to take advantage of
the campaign. The church-related col-
leges must take these general ideas and
interpret them and make them specific
in terms of what higher education means
to those who are committed to the
An increasing number of alumni and
friends are remembering the College in
their wills. Many are able to bequeath
modest amounts; others are leaving
larger sums. Whatever the gift, the
donor is making certain that his influ-
ence lives after him for infinite good
in the lives of worthy young men and
women in search of the highest truth.
FROM THIS DAY—
(Continued from Page 23)
Janella Lansing, '54, to Richard Lee
Tourtelotte. Living in Lafayette, Louis-
Johnnye Sue Laseter to William O.
Miller, '52. Living in New Orleans,
Lynne Mary Laurence to Thomas Fat-
rick Caffey, Jr., '52. Living in St. Johns,
Wanda McCoy, '51, to Bob Ray. Living
in St. Louis, Missouri.
Helen Henderson Maddox, '56, to
William Carey Wall, Jr. Living in
Jackson while he attends Millsaps.
Alvena (Patsy) Martinson, '51, to
Blanchard Emanuel Sanchez. Living in
Lilla Mills, '37, to Marcus Earl Cun-
ningham. Living in Nashville, Tennessee.
Patricia Morgan, '53-'54, to Thomas
O. Prewitt, Jr., '56. Living in Jackson,
Cynthia Morse, '56, to Johnny Seymour
Taylor. Living in Jackson, Mississippi.
Norma Newell, '55, to John Henry
Price, Jr. Living in Jackson, Mississippi.
Sara Virginia Patton, '51-'53, to Robert
E. Webb. Living in Jackson, Mississippi.
Evelyn Smalling to John C. Wellons,
Jr., '49-'51. Living in Charleston, South
Carolyn Smith, '54-'56, to Charles
Walton Campbell, '54. Living in West,
Doris Ann Smith to Warren Wasson,
'55. Living in Atlanta, Georgia.
Frankie Pay Smith to Henry Neil
Easley, '56. Living in Bude, Mississippi.
Robin Smith, '56, to Tyler Eugene
Coomer. Living in New Orleans, Louis-
Carroll Steen, '46, to Tennyson Gearis
Weisell, Jr. Living in Houston, Texas.
Donie Eliza Sykes, '48-'49, to Edward
Hammond Green, Jr. Living in Norman,
Billy Ruth Thaggard to Walter Bcrry-
hill, '50. Living in Dallas, Texas.
Frances Thompson, '52-'54, to Irwin
Weldon Coleman, Jr. Living in Oxford,
Vary Barbour Thrower to Elmore
Douglass Greaves, II, '46-'48. Living in
Mary Lou True, '51-'52, to John F.
Halpin, III. Living in Vicksburg, Mis-
Wanda Waddell, '53-'54, to Hiram Ca-
rey Polk, '56. Living in Boston while
he attends Harvard Medical School.
Sara Olive Webster to John Nowell
Estes, Jr., '53. Living in New Orleans,
Lonetta Wells, '54, to John B. Little,
'54. Living in Jackson, Mississippi.
Marley Returns To Staff
Students and faculty members wel-
comed M. J. Marley back to the campus
as cafeteria manager when school opened
Mr. Marley resigned at the close of the
1954-55 session to operate a cafeteria
of his own in Jackson. His decision to
return to Millsaps was greeted with
approval by those who remembered his
Early Days (1892-1907)
Retirement makes little difference to
the Reverend John Lambert Neill, '06.
He is preaching three times every Sun-
day on a four-point mission charge
as retired supply. He celebrated his 75th
birthday in October.
Out of 29 members of the liberal arts
and law classes of 1902, eleven are
living. Graduates and their places of
residence are as follows: W. L. Puren,
New Orleans; Albert L. Fairley, Birming-
ham; James D. Tillman, Meridian; Henry
L. Clarke, Yazoo City; George H. Banks,
Newton; Charles Richard Cook, Shreve-
port; William S. Davis, Waynesboro;
John Davis Fatheree, Quitman; James C.
Russell, Sinton, Texas; Victor H. Torrcy,
Meadville; and Warren ITpton, Birming-
ham. This list does not include members
who entered with '02 but did not grad-
When the First National Bank in Jack-
son moved into its new fourteen story
building in October, S. C. Hart, '04, took
part in official opening ceremonies. Mr.
Hart is vice-president of the bank and a
business and civic leader in Jackson.
After more than 18 years of efficient
service as postmaster in Jackson, A. C.
Griffin, '05, retired this fall.
Dr. Hodgie C. Henderson, '11, now pas-
tor of the Brandon Avenue Methodist
Church in Dallas, Texas, is in his fortieth
year in the ministry. He reports, "My
wife and I have been married now
forty-two years. We have one son living,
a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology
here in Dallas. A second son died some
eight years ago just as he was gradu-
ating from medical school also. In ad-
dition there are two little granddaugh-
"Tents and Tabernacles," a booklet by
J. B. Cain, '14, of Magnolia, is a history
of camp meetings in the Mississippi Con-
ference of the Methodist Church. The
Reverend Cain, who is serving as pastor
of the Magnolia Methodist Church, an-
nounces that the booklet is just off the
W. E. Toles, '14-'15, secretary and
treasurer of the Reliable Chevrolet Com-
pany in Meridian, reports that he and
his wife have been commuting between
their farm twenty-six miles from Mer-
idian and the city proper for several
months. Mrs. Toles is librarian at a
Meridian junior high school.
This year marks the completion of
his twentieth year as Rabbi Temple Sinai
and his thirtieth year as an ordained
rabbi for Julian B. Fcibclman, '18. Rabl)i
Feibelman, who lives in New Orleans,
Louisiana, is serving as a class manager
for the Alumni Fund.
Duke University announced the re-
tirement of Frank K. Mitchell, associate
professor of English. He had served
the university for thirty years prior
to his retirement. He is a 1919 graduate
Mrs. James T. (ieraghty (Jessie Craig),
'25, is an executive secretary in the ad-
vertising agency of Ross Roy, Inc., in
Chicago. Her 17-year-old son entered
Knox College at Galesburg, Illinois, this
Amanda I^owther, '27, reports that
she spent a delightful summer doing
graduate work at the University of
Colorado. Miss Lowther teaches at Har-
dy Junior High School in Jackson, Mis-
The Alford family is, to say the least,
a Millsaps family. Ruth Alford, '29, who
teaches in Laurel, Mississippi, sent a
reminder that eight members of her im-
mediate family are alumni of the College.
They are as follows: her sisters and
brothers-in-law, the Reverend and Mrs.
R. R. Branton (Doris Alford), '27 and '29,
of Lafayette, Louisiana, and the Rev-
erend and Mrs. J. S. Noblin (Ida Louise
Alford), '35 and '37, of Gulfport, Mis-
sissippi; her two brothers, Lewis E.
Alford, '29-'33, of Jackson, and Dr. W. C.
Alford, '28, of Washington, D. C; and
her father, the late Reverend L. F. Al-
Mrs. H. B. Ravelin (Martha Hamilton,
'33) says that one of her 12-year-old
twin boys wants to attend Millsaps.
Although his Yankee father may not
want to send him so far from their
home state of New York, Mrs. Ravelin,
a loyal alumna, may be able to persuade
of Women Voters of Meridian and vice-
president of the state chapter of that
organization. In addition to her civic
work, she serves as children's librarian
at the Meridian Public Library.
In recognition of his ability in his
chosen field, Colonel Robert S. Higdon,
'33, has been appointed Dermatology
Service Chief at the Walter Reed Army
Hospital in Washington, D. C.
Mr. and Mrs. John T Kimball (Louise
Day), '34 and '44, have two children in
college this year. John, Jr., born while
his parents were at Millsaps, entered
the University of Colorado Medical
School in September, and Bethanne, who
married on September 8, is attending
college in Phoenix. Mr. Kimball is vice-
president and general manager of the
Idaho Power Company in Boise.
Three alumni were promoted recently
by the First National Bank of Jackson,
Mississippi. They are James L. Guyse,
'33-'35, assistant vice-president; John P.
Maloney, '40, assistant vice-president;
and Charles W. Scott, '53, assistant aud-
Harris Collins is the American re-
presentative on the United Nations staff
in Paris. A 1935 graduate, he has an
impressive record of fifteen years with
the State Department.
J. C. Pickett, '36, was re-elected na-
tional chaplain of the Disabled American
Veterans in August. He is serving as
chaplain for the Veterans Administra-
tion Hospital in New Orleans.
Dr. E. Bayliss Shanks, '38, has been
named head of the department of math-
ematics at Vanderbilt. He served this
summer as director of the summer ses-
sion at the University.
Major J. P. O'Callaghan, Jr., is the
commanding officer of the 10th Engi-
neer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, at
Fort Benning, Georgia. He writes that
1st Lieutenant Charles C. Gwin, '50, is
a member of his battalion. Major O'Cal-
laghan left Millsaps in 1940 to serve one
year in military service — and has been
in ever since!
Mrs. Roy P. Henderson (Adomae Par-
tin, '33) is president of the League
Lt. Col. J. W. Thompson, '37-'40, has
had varied experiences since his
college days. The years from 1941 to
1946 were spent in the Air Force, one
of them in occupied Japan. During the
next four years he served as plant
manager of an oil industry in Birming-
ham, Alabama. In 1950 he was recalled
to the Air Force and is now stationed
at Elgin Air Force Base, Florida. He
reports that he is now jet qualified.
After fourteen successful years in the
sheet metal business, Thomas Granville
("Pap") Hamby, '41, has turned to
his first love, athletics. He and his
wife (Rosa Eudy, '41) obtained their
Masters degrees from Mississippi State
last summer and are both teaching in
the Grenada, Mississippi, schools. Mr.
Hamby's team won second place in Mis-
sissippi's Little Ten Conference this
Serving as president of the Mississippi
State Society of Medical Technologists
is Mrs. Madeline Stockdill (Madeline
Mooney). She graduated from Millsaps
The Reverend Eugene Peacock is com-
pleting his tenth year as pastor of the
St. Francis Street Methodist Church in
Mobile, Alabama. He was a delegate to
the World Methodist Council meeting
in September. He and his wife have
three children, Anne, 9, Genie, 7, and
An interesting piece of mail was re-
ceived from the Reverend and Mrs. Han-
iel Jones, '42 and '41-'43. It was "The
Burma Methodist," a pamphlet published
by the Burma Annual Conference of the
Methodist Church in Rangoon, Burma.
The Reverend Jones is a missionary to
Burma. Mrs. Jones is the former Sue
Mr. and Mrs. Everett P. Johnson
(Frances Wroten) are living in Mont-
gomery, Alabama. Mr. Johnson is the
Alabama State Agent for A. H. Turner
Insurance Company of Atlanta. Mrs.
Johnson is a member of the class of
'43. They have two children, Terry, 5,
and Laura Grey, 2.
Mississippi State College for Women
has appointed Dr. Warren I. Smith,
'43-'44, associate professor of history.
Dr. Smith began his new duties in Sep-
The Reverend Garland C. Dean, Jr.,
'44, is enjoying his fifth year as pastor of
the Kentwood, Louisiana, Methodist
Church. He reports that he and Mrs.
Dean attended the World Methodist
Conference at Lake Junaluska last sum-
Mrs. Dudley Gallagher (Mary Harriett
Regan), '44, became a firm friend of
the records clerk when she sent up-to-
date information on her status. Twin
daughters born last December were
welcomed by two brothers and a sister.
Having just returned from a three
year tour of duty in France, Ann Brien,
'45, is now stationed at Chanute Field,
Illinois. She is a 1st lieutenant in the
Women's Air Force.
Winnifred Seegars, '45, who received
her MD degree from Tulane, is doing
research at New York Medical College.
She is a resident in internal medicine at
Bird S. Colen Hospital in New York.
Duncan Heron, assistant professor of
geology at Duke University, will play
a major role in the development of North
Carolina's first geological map since
1887. This work will serve as part of the
requirements for his doctorate. He at-
tended Millsaps in 1944-45, and he and
his wife have two children.
Mirl W. Whitaker, '47, has been ap-
pointed administrator of the Methodist
Home for Children in Williamsville,
New York. The change was a cross-
continent one — he moved from the state
Prior to her marriage two years ago,
Mrs. Fred Shenk, Jr. (Janice Nicholson),
'47, spent some time studying in Edin-
burgh, Scotland. She is now living in
Cayucos, California, and is a math
instructor at California Polytechnic In-
Daisy Lester, '47, is now coaching
commercial students, high school and
grammar school students at her home
on Adelle Street. Her loyalty to Millsaps
was evidenced by her generous gift to
the Alumni Fund.
Christchurch School, Christchurch, Vir-
ginia, has named Robert M. Yarbrough,
'47, to the position of dean and director of
admissions. Christchurch is one of seven
college preparatory schools operated by
the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of
"The Texas Militia During Recon-
struction" is the title of Dr. Otis A.
Singletary's latest published work. The
paper appeared in the July, 1956, issue
of the SoQthwestern Historical Quarter-
ly. Mrs. Singletary is the former Gloria
Y. Walton, '48. He is a member of the
class of 1947.
Jim Longinotti, assistant manager of
Jackson's J. C. Penny Company for the
past seven years, has been transferred
to Greenville, South Carolina. He and
Mrs. Longinotti (Elizabeth Brewer) both
graduated in 1948 and have two children,
Margaret and Betsy.
Three Millsaps alumnae recently grad-
uated from Delta Air Lines Stewardess
School in Atlanta, Georgia. Now serving
as flight stewardesses based in Dallas,
Texas, they are Annie Laurie Parish,
'50-'51; Martha Crawford, '53,-'55; and
Mary Lou Chandler, '48-'49.
Thornton C. Miller, Jr., '48, has been
assigned a job in the Office of Naval
Material as Assistant Head of the Pro-
duction Allocation Planning Section. The
Millers have three children.
Floyd E. Heard is living in Midland,
Texas, where he is employed as a
geologist with the Continental Oil Com-
pany. He is a member of the class of '49.
Allen Stewart, '49, recently returned
from a special assignment trip for the
United States government in Europe.
Class of 1950
One of Millsaps' many Baptist stu-
dents has entered seminary to study for
the ministry. James Minnis will gra-
dviate from the Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ken-
tucky, with a BD degree in May of 1957.
Dot Hubbard, a teacher at Ewha Uni-
versity in Seoul, Korea, sent very inter-
esting accounts of a visit to a rural
church and a summer youth camp she
attended. Dot reports that she is finding
mission work rewarding and extremely
Class of 1951
Mrs. Marshall C. Adams (Doris Puck-
ett Noel) is living in the Magic Valley of
McAllen, Texas, a gateway to Mexico.
She wrote of a wonderful trip to Mexico
City last fall.
Jean Carroll is serving as teenage
program director for the YWCA in
Parks Stewart is living in Atlanta,
Georgia, where he is employed as a
field representative of the Flooring Di-
vision of Bird and Son, Inc.
Emory University has added another
Millsaps alumnus to its faculty. Dr.
Cooper C. Clements has been appointed
instructor in psychology. He assumed
his new duties September 1.
Stanley Cook, '51-'54, is the editor of
Class of 1952
Marine 1st Lt. Harold L. Jackson,
"50-'52, received his naval aviators
"Wings of Gold" in August. He is
stationed at present at the Marine Corps
Air Station in Miami, Florida. Mrs.
Jackson (Louise Mitchell, '51) pinned
the wings on her husband.
Dr. Ray Haddad, Jr., received his MD
degree from Tulane on May 28. While
in school he served as president of
his sophomore and senior classes. He
received the Mosby Medical Book Award
at the graduation exercise for scholastic
excellence in his fourth year. He is
presently interning at Charity Hospital
in New Orleans.
Class of 1953
Emilia Weber reported that she was
a little too far away (Mexico) to come to
Homecoming but that she will visit
the campus when she is in Jackson in
T. W. Lewis, III, was ordained as a
pastor of the North Mississippi Confer-
ence in a special ceremony at the First
Methodist Church in Columbus, the same
church in which his grandfather was
ordained in 1880. He is married to the
former Julia Aust, '50-'53.
Following his release to inactive duty
in September, Claude Smith entered the
field of insurance in Meridian. He served
with the Army in the Far East.
Now living in Jackson, Mississippi,
Ewin Gaby, received his MA degree in
physics from the University of Texas in
August. He was made a member of
Sigma Pi Sigma, national physics honor-
ary. He is married to the former
Carolyn Hudspeth, '51-'53.
Cecil Williamson is youth director at
Belzoni First Methodist Church. He was
a member of the 1956 graduating class
of Emory School of Theology.
J. N. "Sug" Estes is serving as presi-
dent of the student body of the Tulane
University School of Dentistry for the
Class of 1954
The class of '54 is representing Mill-
saps well at the University of Mississippi
Law School. Jack Dunbar has been
elected president of the school and is
serving, with Joe Hobbs, on the editorial
staff of the Mississippi Law Journal.
Mrs. Don Holden (Joan Wilson) is
serving as Wesley Foundation Director
at Jones County Junior College, and her
husband, who recently returned from
Okinawa, will soon enroll as a student
In addition to their regular duties
as technologists at the University Hos-
pital in Jackson, Lois Boackle and Car-
olyn Slater, '51, are keeping busy serv-
ing- as Recruitment Chairman and Legis-
lation Chairman, respectively, of the
Mississippi State Society of Medical
Technologists. Lois is also a reporter
for "Microscopic Reports," newsletter
of the organization.
Odean Puckett has entered the Sou-
thern Baptist Theological Seminary in
Louisville, Kentucky. He was president
of the senior class when he was at
W. S. Romey is an engineer with Pa-
cific Telephone and Telegraph Company.
He and Mrs. Romey (Euchrist Johnson,
'50-'51) are building a new home on
Mercer Island near Seattle, Washington.
They have one son, W. S., Jr., who is in
the fifth grade.
Christine Covington is accomplishing
two feats with one effort — she's seeing
Europe while she works for the U. S.
Navy in Yugoslavia. She'll be there for
Julius Waits received his MA in eco-
nomics from Duke University in June,
1956. He has accepted a position as
business manager of Lambuth College
in Jackson, Tennessee.
A National Methodist Student Award
has been given to Yeager Hudson by the
General Board of Education of the
Methodist Church. Yeager and his wife,
Louise Hight, are living in Boston, where
he is attending Boston University.
Among those to receive advanced de-
grees at Washing-ton University's 95th
commencement on June 6 was William
Beale Sheppard. He received a master's
degree in hospital administration.
Class of 1955
Ellnora Riecken is teaching music at
West Hialeah Junior High School in
Hialeah, Florida, right next door to
Miami and home of the famous Hialeah
Sybil Casbeer sent an interesting ac-
count of her mission work in the Philip-
pine Islands. She also reported that a
Baptist misionary, Paul Eppinger, has
presented her with an engagement ring.
Harold Edwards entered Brite College
of the Bible at Texas Christian Uni-
versity this fall. He was ordained to
the Christian ministry in Jackson's First
Christian Church, Disciples of Christ,
earlier in the year.
Class of 1956
Neal Biggers, who played a big role
in Millsaps's Mock Democratic National
Convention last spring-, served as a
page at the real convention in Chicago.
Neal entered the armed forces this fall
and plans to study law after his tour of
Adding his accomplishments to those
of the class of '54 at the University
of Mississippi Law School is Charles
Deaton, who entered the school last
summer and has maintained a B average.
Burton Jackson reported to Newport,
Rhode Island, in October to begis train-
ing which will lead to a commission as
an officer in the U. S. Naval Reserve.
Harrison Ethridge will join Burton at
Newport in December. He completed
Navy recruit training at Bainbridge,
Maryland, on October 20.
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Methodist Church in Alexander City,
Rickie Webb, born May 12, 1956, to
Lieutenant and Mrs. Steve W. Webb, Jr.,
in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lieutenant
Webb, BA '50, is serving in the Air
Joel Timothy Youngblood, born Sep-
tember 4, 1956, to the Reverend and Mrs.
H. H. Youngblood, of Bolton, Mississippi.
The Reverend Youngblood is a 1947
Jennie Kathryn Reaves, born in Feb-
ruary to Mr. and Mrs. George T. Reaves
(Kathryn Runge, '47-'49), of Roxboro,
North Carolina. She was also welcomed
by Mike, 3.
Gary Allen Sibbald, born Feburary 24
in Saratoga, California, to Mr. and Mrs.
Robert G. Sibbald. Mrs. Sibbald is the
former Mary Ann Derrick, '53.
saps College Re
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