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We Rolled Out the Carpet 

cA ^Message . . . 
From the President 

Frequently I am asked "What in- 
terests college students?" More fre- 
quently I ask the question. 

I am writing this 
column for Major 
Notes the "morning 
after." I have spent 
two evenings in a 
week's time in fra- 
ternity houses. It is 
not for me to say 
how profitable these 
evenings were to the 
men of these two 
chapters. It is appro- 
priate to comment on ray impressions. 

In the course of a three hour session 
in two chapter houses I talked informally 
with college men about a variety of 
subjects. They felt free, I am sure, to 
discuss with me any question they had. 

On both occasions the talk quickly 
got to the matter of class room instruc- 
tion. These men, the most of them, are 
interested primarily in the content, the 
substance, the quality, the purpose of 
courses of study. One alumnus of Mill- 
saps College, the writer of this column, 
is greatly encouraged when, in an even- 
ing where there was literally an "open 
season" for a discussion of any topic, 
discussion majors on instruction. 

My impressions constitute a tribute 
to both students and faculty. They con- 
stitute even more some unmistakable 
and welcomed pressures. Students are 
as frank to comment on weaknesses in 
instruction as they are to applaud the 
strength of an academic program. 

Next year every faculty member at 
Millsaps College will enjoy a private 
office. The conversion of Murrah Au- 
ditorium to offices and class rooms is 
under way. This improvement in physi- 
cal facilities will, we believe, substanti- 
ally affect the quality of our instruction, 
our counseling, our study and our 

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The High School Day agenda kept seniors on the go from early morning until late 
that memorable Saturday night. The sequence, from top to bottom, shows regis- 
tration, scholarship competition, tours and consultation with faculty members. 
More than 400 interested students attended as guests of the college. 




Again this year spring has 
touched the campus with beauty. 
The dogwood tree by the library 
blends with the loveliness of Peggy 
Perry, of Louin, secretary of the 
Junior Class and one of the beau- 
ties selected for the 1957 BOB- 
ASHELA. The photograph was 
made available through the cour- 
tesy of the Jackson STATE TIMES. 



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Campus Changes 

Alumni Fund Drive . 

Graduation Time 

Crisis In Education 

Alumni Election 

New College President 

Alumni Leadersihip 

Faculty Deaths 

Support Told 
Clubs Active 
World Premiere 

Alumni Day Teen-Age Drinking 

Fees Increased . . . Alumni in Higher Education 
Church Architecture .... White Featured 



Associates Jleet 
Memorial Gifts 


Alford, Green . 
"South Pacific" 


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Assistant Editor 

James J. Livesay 
Shirley Caldwell 


Volume 41 

April. 19.57 

Number 8 

Published by Millsaps College monthly during the College year. Entered as second 
class matter November 21, 1917 at the Post Office in Jackson, Mississippi, under the 

Act of August 24, 1912. 

SPRING, 1957 

Page Three 

On April 15, a total of $817,558.70 
had been paid on pledges of $1,104,- 
030.56 made during the Million for 
Millsaps campaign. Officials have 
urged that all outstanding pledges be 
paid as soon as possible. 

(Jamvus Changes Dramatize Support 

Alumni returning to the campus this 
summer will be reminded of the slogan 
for the Million for the Master campaign 
of the late 30's, "Millsaps Marches On". 

The campus will be filled with the 
sounds of construction, as the most con- 
centrated building activity in College his- 
tory will be in progress. 

Buildings valued at more than $1,300,- 
000 will be in the process of erection 
as the result of loyal support from 
alumni, church members, and other 
friends within recent years. 

The largest of several projects under- 
way or recently completed is the Union 
Building, which is the second of the 
projects made possible through the Mil- 
lion for Millsaps campaign. 

Located in the "hollow" between Sul- 
livan-Harrell and Buie Gymnasium, the 
building will cost $550,000, including 
furnishings and air conditioning. It 
will house student offices and recrea- 
tional facilities, a greatly enlarged cafe- 
teria and grill, and will serve as the 
center of student activity on the campus. 
College officials believe the Union Build- 
ing will be completed in time for the 
opening of the 1957-58 session. 

Ground will be broken early this sum- 
mer on two much needed dormitories 
which are scheduled for occupancy by 
September, 1958. Approval by the Fed- 
eral Housing Authority of a request for 
a $700,000 loan to finance the construc- 
tion was received in April and contracts 
will be let by June 1. 

One dormitory will house 94 women 
and will be constructed north of Sanders 
Hall near North State Street. The 
men's dormitory will have a capacity of 
100 students. It will join Galloway Hall 
to the south, completing the "H" formed 
by Burton and Galloway Halls. 

The new dormitories will relieve ex- 
isting crowded conditions in on-campus 
housing. A small increase in boarding 

students will be possible only if the 
auxiliary off-campus units on Pai'k 
Avenue (women) and Adelle Street 
(men) remain open. 

A third construction project is under- 
way in Murrah Hall, where old Murrah 
Chapel is being renovated to provide 
office and classroom space. 

Scheduled for completion before the 
College convenes for the fall session, 
the project will make available private 
offices for every member of the faculty. 
The first two floors will be devoted to 
offices and the third floor will be used 
for classroom space. All three floors 
will be air conditioned. 

A smaller but significant renovating 

job was completed this spring when the 
Art Department moved into a new build- 
ing back of Galloway Hall. Improved 
facilities and added space will enable art 
instructor Karl Wolfe to strengthen the 
program of the department during the 
1957-58 session. 

In the midst of this unprecedented 
expansion of the College physical plant, 
major emphasis remains on strengthen- 
ing the curriculum, building the faculty, 
and serving the individual student. 

Under President Finger's leadership 
Millsaps College continues to put first 
things first. Alumni can rest assured 
that the financial aid they are giving 
their Alma Mater in increasing amounts 
is being put to judicious use. 

From the left, the Union Build- 
ing, the Art Department, and 
the new offices in Murrah Audi- 
torium under construction. 


Page Four 


cAlumni Fund Passes $16^000 

Millsaps College alumni and friends 
have given or pledged more than $16,000 
to their Alma Mater through the first 
annual Alumni Fund program, accord- 
ing to Nat Rogers, '41, chairman of the 
1956-1957 campaign. 

The figure stood at $16,120.81 on 
April 22 with more than two months 
remaining before the July 1 deadline. 

To exceed the announced goal of 
$10,000 for the first year of the Fund, 
740 alumni had mailed checks, cash, and 
money orders for an average gift of 
$21.78 per person. Last year's total 
participation in the annual dues program 
was 623 donors with a final total of 
$2,900 contributed. 

The success of the Fund in its first 
year has surprised even the most opti- 
mistic officials. Figures reveal that 
more alumni are giving and that a 
phenomenal gain has been registered in 
the amount of the individual gift. Con- 
tributions have ranged in size from $1 
to $1,000 with close to half of the total 
given coming from donors whose gifts 
were $100 or more. 

Rogers stated that one more appeal 
would be made to graduates and former 
students by direct mail. It will be mailed 
in May to every alumnus and will in- 
clude a note of thanks to those who 
have given and a final reminder for 
alumni whose gifts have not been 

Encouraged by the excellent response 
to the Alumni Fund idea, the Finance 
Committee of the Alumni Association has 
recommended that the 1957-58 goal be 
set at $17,500, an increase of $7,500 
over the Fund's first-year objective. 

Working with president Craig Castle 
and Rogers in directing the Fund cam- 
paign in its first year have been the 
following members of the Finance Com- 
mittee : O. B. Triplett, Forest, chairman ; 
G. C. Clark, Sr., Jackson; George 
Pickett, Jackson; W. B. Dribben, Green- 
wood; Dan Wright, Jackson; Walter 
Spiva, Jackson; and Dr. Bill Parker, 

Because her alumni have seen the 
need and have been challenged to meet 
it through the Alumni Fund, greater 
days are ahead for Millsaps College and 
Christian higher education in the state. 

Encouraging news about the first annual Alumni Fund campaign obviously pleased 
these College officials. Cheeking over the latest results are, from the left: Jim 
Livesay. Alumni Association executive director; A. Boyd Campbell, College 
treasurer; and Craig Castle, Alumni Association president. A final figure of 
$17,000 by June 30 is possible if alumni response continues. 

according to an announcement by Dean 
James S. Ferguson. 

More than one hundred courses will 
be offered during the ten week summer 
session. Students may take a maximum 
of fourteen hours. 

Last year summer enrollment reached 
455, an all-time high for the session. 
Fifty-five colleges and universities were 
represented among the students reg- 

July 15 will be the first day of the 
second term. The summer session will 
close August 16. 

Summer Session Scheduled 

The first term of the 1957 summer 
session will open on June 8 at Millsaps, 

College Receives $405,000 

An estimated $405,000 in gifts was re- 
ceived by the College during the fiscal 
year ending July 1, 1956. The figure in- 
cluded gifts from the following sources: 
alumni, parents, corporations, Mississippi 
Foundation of Independent Colleges, be- 
quests, church support, foundations, and 
other. Dramatic gains were made in 
church support, with $85,314.68 coming 
from the two conferences of the Meth- 
odist Church in Mississippi. 

Contributions to the Million for Mill- 
saps campaign are not included in the 

Graduation Set For June 3 

One hundred and sixty-nine members 
of the Class of 1957 will receive Bachelor 
of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees 
on Monday, June 3. 

The sixty-third graduating class will 
hear Dr. Ernest C. Colwell, vice presi- 
dent and dean of the faculties of Emory 
University, deliver the Commencement 

By special request of the seniors Dr. 
H. E. Finger, Jr., will bring the bac- 
calaureate sermon on Sunday, June 2. 

Graduation exercises will again be 
held out-of-doors behind Founders Hall. 

The Commencement weekend program 
includes the following events; Sunday, 
June 2, 8 a.m.. Holy Communion; 9 a.m., 
senior breakfast; 10:50 a.m.. Baccalaure- 
ate services, Galloway Memorial Metho- 
dist Church; 3:30 p.m.. President's recep- 
tion; 6 p.m., Millsaps Singers concert, 
campus; Monday, June 3, 9:30 a.m., 
meeting of the Board of Trustees; 10 
a.m., meeting of the senior class; 6 
p.m., dinner, cafeteria; 8:15 p.m.. Com- 

The Alumni Banquet, formerly a gra- 
duation weekend event, is held each year 
on Alumni Day in May. 

SPRING, 1957 

Page Five 


Crucial Campaign Underway 

Nationwide attention is being focused 
on the multi-million dollar Advertising' 
Council campaign now underway in sup- 
port of higher education. Sponsored by 
the Council for Financial Aid to Educa- 
tion, the campaign will last through 
1958 and will endeavor to alert the 
American public to the crisis facing the 
nation's colleges and universities. 

The Advertising Council, sponsor of 
such successful campaigns as the CARE 
series and "Religion in American Life," 
is a nonprofit organization composed of 
business and civic leaders who are inter- 
ested in promoting the general welfare. 

Disturbed by the fact that higher edu- 
cation is suffering from an economic 
depression in the midst of an era of 
widespread and unprecedented prosper- 
ity, top men and women in all fields 
have given their approval of the 

Briefly, the plan calls for advertising 

in newspapers, magazines, radio, tele- 
vision, public transportation, motion pic- 
tures, and trade and industrial publica- 
tions. Kits containing these ads have 
been mailed to media in your area. 
Peak months this year and next will be 
April and October. The N. W. Ayres 
Advertising Agency in New York City 
is preparing ads for this campaign. 

A twenty-eight minute movie on high- 
er education and its needs is available 
for showing before civic clubs and other 
groups. Booklets pointing up the prob- 
lem may be obtained by writing Higher 
Education, Box 36, Times Square Sta- 
tion, New York 36, N. Y. The movie may 
be secured by writing Modern Talking 
Picture Service, 3 East 54th Street, 
New York 22, N. Y. 

You as an alumnus and your friends 
can help in this vital program by ask- 
ing your local newspaper editors and 
radio and television station managers to 

use the Advertising Council material. 
If you're an advertiser yourself, no 
more important public service could be 
performed than purchasing space or time 
for the use of the ads. 

A letter of thanks from you to the 
owner, editor, or manager of the media 
using the material on the crisis in higher 
education would be a great help, too. 

This is a crucial campaign. The kind 
of citizen the nation produces in the 
future — indeed, the strength of the na- 
tion itself — may depend upon the public's 
response to it. Your help is urgently 

A significant moment in the history of a church and a college is shared by three 
who have invested their lives in both. Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr., left, president of 
Millsaps College, receives a check for $1250 from Wade Russell, Kosciusko, in 
final payment of the First Methodist Church quota on the Million for Millsaps 
campaign. The Reverend W. R. Richerson, pastor of the Kosciusko church, looks 
on with satisfaction. Russell will enroll at Millsaps as a freshman in the fall. 

Student Fees Increased 

To help offset the pressure of rising 
costs. College fees will be increased $25 
per semester beginning with the fall 

The announcement was made by Presi- 
dent H. E. Finger, Jr., following approval 
of the increase by the Board of Trustees 
of the College. 

The increase will be the first since 
1947. Tuition will remain at $250 for 
the school year. Since fees are paid by 
all students, including those receiving 
scholarship assistance, the plan will en- 
able the increase to be borne by the 
entire student body. 

General College fees cover registra- 
tion, library, athletics, and student acti- 
vity fees. The boost will increase semes- 
ter fee costs to $76. The total costs for 
boarding students attending Millsaps, in- 
cluding tuition and fees, will be $336. 

In commenting on the increase Dr. 
Finger said, "Students for whom the in- 
crease will mean an established hard- 
ship may be assured of receiving scholar- 
ship assistance." 

Within recent years most privately 
supported colleges and universities have 
been forced to make substantial increases 
in tuition and fees to remain in opera- 
tion. The increase announced by Millsaps 
is modest and late in comparison to 
action taken by sister institutions. 

Page Six 


Alumni Fund Goes to Work 

Because Millsaps Alumni have re- 
sponded with generosity to the first 
annual Alumni Fund Campaign, the Col- 
lege has been able to purchase an organ 
to be used for the instruction of music 

The new Moller organ has been in- 
stalled in the Music Hall at a cost of 
,f4,50() and is now being used by students 
of Mrs. John Sigman, organ instructor. 

For the first time in Millsaps College 
liistory adequate organ instruction is be- 
ing provided for students on the cam- 
pus, and the excellence of this instruc- 
tion has been made possible through 
alumni gifts. 

Wider areas of service and improved 
instruction lie ahead for tlie College 
because of the increasing loyalty of the 
beneficiaries of her guidance, her aluinni. 

Church as an organization at work for 
the strengthening of the College and of 
Christian higher education. 

Associates Meet 

On April 0th, another milestone in the 
march of progress at Millsaps College 
was reached when nearly sixty men met 
in the Forum Room of the Liliraiy to 
discuss the future of the College. 

It was the first meeting of the Mill- 
saps Associates, an organization com- 
posed of persons throughout the slate 
whose duty it will be to work with the 
administration and the Board of Trustees 
in strengthening the program of the 

The Associates membership is drawn 
from alumni and other friends, who aie 
interested in making certain that Mill- 
saps College is equal to the great chal- 
lenges and responsibilities of the years 
which lie ahead. 

President H. E. Finger, Jr., preside<l 
over the April 9th meeting, which was 
attended by members of the Board of 

Associates on hand for the initial 
meeting- heard speakers discuss the state 
of the College, its needs, and its oppor- 
tunities. Speaking for the men and 
women currently enrolled was student 
body president Sam Jones, Jr. Bishop 
Marvin Franklin spoke for the Board. 
O. B. Triplett represented the alumni, 
and Dr. Finger spoke for the adminis- 
tration and the faculty. 

Present plans are to expand the As- 
sociates Committee to at least 100 
members, whose job it will be to help 
interpret the goals, the needs, and the 
purpose of Millsaps College to the citi- 
zens of the communities in which they 

The Millsaps Associates join the 
Alumni Association and the Methodist 

Alumni Loyalty Praised 

Recognition of the loyal and devoted 
service being given the College by the 
Alumni Association has come from the 
Board of Trustees. 

At the March 8 meeting of the Board 
of Directors of the Alumni Association, 
President Craig Castle read a letter 
addressed to him from Dr. N. J. Golding, 
secretary of the Board of Trustees. 

Text of the letter is as follows: "The 
Board of Trustees of Millsaps College 
requested me to extend to you, and to 
the members of the Alumni Association, 
its cordial and sincere thanks for the 
very fine contribution you are making 
to the College. Your continuing support 
and help means much to the ongoing of 
Millsaps. That which you have done 
and are now doing is deeply appreciated 
by the Board." 


*>1 • 

New Music Instructor 

Fred H. Purser, Jr., has joined the 
Millsaps faculty as instructor in the 
nuisic department. He is teaching music 
theory and piano 
and will direct the 
IMillsaps band be- 
gimiing in Septem- 

For t li e past 
three years Purser 
has served as band 
ilirector with the 
V. S. Navy in the 
I'ar East and in 
Charleston, South 

A native of Jackson, he attended Barr, 
Enochs, and Central High public schools 
and began his college career at Millsaps 
before enrolling at Louisiana State Uni- 

Purser received his Bachelor of Music 
and his Master's degiees at the Univer- 
sity of INIichigan, where he was president 
of Plii Mu Alpha, music honorary, and 
a member of Kappa Sigma, social fra- 

An accomplished pianist at the age 
of eight, he is well known in the Mid- 
South area as a concert artist. 

He is a memlier of the Baptist church 
and is married to the former Mary 
Ann Byars. 

Scholarship Fund Grows 

The Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Mars Scholar- 
ship fund has been increased $1,000 to 
bring the total of the gift to $9,000. 

The additional amount was given by 
Mrs. C. W. Mars and her sons, Norman, 
Henry, and Lewis, of Philadelphia, Mis- 
sissippi, to supplement the fund. 

Awarded each year to a deserving 
ministerial s t u de n t, the scholarship 
amounts to $250.00 per year. 

Election Fime Again 

A Forest attorney and a Jackson in- 
surance executive have been nominated 
for president of the Millsaps College 
Alumni Association for the 19.57-58 term. 

Dr. Thomas G. Ross, nominating com- 
mittee chairman, announced that Mill- 
saps Alumni will choose Ijetween George 
Pickett, Jackson, and O. B. Triplett, 
Forest, for the top office in the Asso- 

The nominating committee named six 
active Millsaps alumni as candidates for 
vice president. They were: Mrs. Ross 
Barnett, Jackson; Reynolds Cheney, 
Jackson; G. C. Clark, Jackson; The 
Reverend Roy Clark, Jackson; Dr. Turner 
Morgan, Jackson; and Dr. Charles 
Wright, Jackson. Alumni voted for three 
of the six nominees. 

<). I!. Triplett was named president 
of the Association for the year 19.57- 
58. The announcement was made at 
the annual Alumni Dav Banquet on 
.May II. 

Elected to serve with Triplett were 
the Reverend Roy Clark, .Mrs. Ross 
Barnett, and Dr. Charles Wright, vice 
[)residents; and Mrs. T. H. Naylor 
secretary. More than 1,101) alumni 
voted in the election. 

Mrs. T. H. Naylor and Shirley Nor- 
wood, both of Jackson, were nominated 
for the office of recording secretary. 

Alumni voted in April in a "ballot- 
by-mail" election. Ballots were mailed 
to approximately 5,300 alumni whose 
addresses are known to the College. The 
new officers will assume tlieir duties on 
July 1. 

Present officers of the Millsaps Col- 
lege Alumni Association are Craig 
Castle, Jackson, president; W. J. Car- 
away, Leland, vice president; Fred 
Ezelle, Jackson, vice president; IMartha 
Gerald, Jackson, vice president; and Mrs. 
T. F. Larche, Jackson, recording 

SPRING, 1957 

Page Seven 

oAlumnus Named College President 

A Millsaps College graduate has b^en 
appointed president of Wood Junior 
College' in Mathiston, Mississippi. 

He is the Reverend Felix Sutphin, 
pastor of Grenada Methodist Church 

_ and a leader in the 

North Mississippi 
Conference of the 
Methodist Church. 
The announce- 
ment was made by 
Bishop Marvin A. 
Franklin, of the 
Jackson Area, and 
Miss Muriel Day, 
executive secretary 
of the Bureau of 
Educational Institutions of the Women's 
Division of Christian Service. 

Sutphin will become president of 
Wood Junior College on June 1, succeed- 
ing Dr. Charles Morgan who has served 
as president of the College since 1946. 
He attended Wood Junior College before 
entering Millsaps in 1038. 

Following his graduation from Mill- 
saps, the Reverend Sutphin entered 
Emory University where he received his 
Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1944. 
He has served the following pastorates 
since returning to Mississippi: Blue 
Mountain, Baldwyn, Drew, and Grenada, 
where he is completing his sixth year. 

A leader in the Million for Millsaps 
campaign, the Reverend Sutphin is an 
active and loyal alumnus of Millsaps Col- 
lege, and his appointment as president of 
Wood College received enthusiastic ap- 
proval from the campus community. 

Upon accepting the appointment, the 
Reverend Sutphin said, "Wood Junior 
College occupies a unique place in the 
church and educational circles of Mis- 
sissippi and we hope, under God's guid- 
ance, to see her go forth and fully fill 
that place." 

He is married to the former Elene 
Brooks, of Mathiston, who is a Wood 
graduate. They have two children. 

Wood Junior College is supported by 
the Women's Division of Christian Ser- 
vice of the Methodist Church. 

Reunion In New York 

The true value of events and institu- 
tions can frequently best be appraised 
from the vantage point of years and 

New York is perhaps the smallest 
Millsaps Area Club in existence, but its 
enthusiasm and loyalty is on a par with 

The debate team has retained its usual high rating this year. Looking over the 
schedule are Jim Finley, Finley, Tennessee; Paul Kern, Morton; Professor Grady 
McWhiney, debate coach; Robert Mims, Jackson; and Don Lisle, Greenwood. 
Finley and Lisle were undefeated for the season. 

the model clubs of the nation's best 
alumni association. 

On January 17, 1957, the New York 
Area Alumni met at the Williams Club 
in New York City to hear an address 
by President Finger and to enjoy fel- 
lowship with the men and women who 
claimed Millsaps as Alma Mater. 

Dr. Finger si^oke of the program of 
the College, its aims, its plans for the 
future and of his philosophy of educa- 
tion. Interest was high. In fact, a meet- 
ing which began at 7 p.m. finally ended 
when the last reluctant good-byes were 
said at 11:30 p.m. Credit for the success 
of the evening goes to chairman Vic 
Roby, 1938, who engineered the program, 
publicity and arrangements. 

Despite the fact that the demands of 
city life are great and the miles between 
are even greater, graduates and former 
students in the New Y^ork Area have 
demonstrated a willingness to put Mill- 
saps College high on their list of 

Included in the group which met on 
January 17 were Harold Boutwell, 1941; 
Charles Boyles, 1953; E. J. Ferris, Jr., 
1940; Lanier Hunt, 1924; Conan A. 
Millstein, 1938; Francis Hamilton, 1936- 
38; John Fenton, 1951-53; Fred Holla- 
day, 1933; Alton F. Minor, 1936; Paul 
and Effie (Register) Ramsey, 1935 and 
1937-38; Lawrence Waring, 1942; Claire 
King, 1956; Dorothy Sherman, 1939-41; 
and Mrs. Lanier Hunt, Mrs. Vic Roby, 
and Mrs. Fred Holliday, friends. 

Alumnus Contributes 
To Medical Advance 

A Millsaps alumnus was a member of 
a team reporting a key development in 
heart surgery which will prolong the 
time the heart can beat without a blood 

He is Dr. Hector S. Howard, a member 
of the class of '48 and a resident of 

Dr. Howard and Dr. Watts R. Webb, 
who worked with him, made the report 
at the meeting of the Society of Uni- 
versity Surgeons at Ohio State Univer- 
sity in February. 

Research studies were made in which 
animals were maintained on a pump 
oxygenerator while both cardiac inflow 
and outflow wei'e cut off. 

The doctors said blood was flushed 
from vessels of the isolated heart and 
lung with an electrolytic solution. 

Under these conditions the heart 
ceases to beat and loses its irritability. 
However, they reported, "resumption of 
blood flow after periods up to 90 minutes 
have been followed by an easy restora- 
tion of cardiac function." Such a time 
period is "adequate for any surgical 
maneuver, including cardiac transplan- 

Page Eight 


Some Things 


Associate Professor of Sociology 

The assertion that the use of beverage 
alcohol is everybody's business may sug- 
gest moral prudishness and intolerance 
to some. Yet the demonstrable physio- 
logical effects of alcohol on the human 
body must be faced. 

In given quantities ingested alcohol 
acts as a depressant which affects co- 
ordination, perception and judgment. 
Consequently it is not just the drinker's 
business when he drives an automobile 
or operates a complex machine under 
the influence of alcohol. It is not just 
the drinker's business when over four 
million of his fellow drinkers become 
addicts. The fact that some drinking 
results in inebriety and addiction makes 
the use of beverage alcohol everj'body's 

If this is true, it should follow that 
an intelligent concern about the use of 
alcohol should also be everybody's busi- 
ness. Intelligent concern assumes factual 
information. Intelligent concern assumes 
that one is at least as interested in un- 
derstanding why individuals drink as 
in the problems which result from some 

Why do two out of three adult Ameri- 
cans use alcoholic beverages in spite of 
undisputed problems associated with in- 
ebriety and alcoholism? Research leads 
one inescapably to the conclusion that 
individuals drink primarily because they 
perceive that alcohol does something for 
them as well as to them and that what 
they hope alcohol will do for them is 
sufficiently attractive to offset what 
alcohol may do to them. This point is 
well documented in the findings of a 
series of studies of uses of alcoholic 
beverages among teen-agers in high 
schools located in selected areas of five 
states. These findings may be summar- 
ized briefly. 

It is the rare student who graduates 

from school without at least one ex- 
perience with alcohol. The teen-agers 
correctly perceive that most adults are 
not abstainers. Jloreover, most of the 
students in these studies reported that 
their first "tasting" experiences came in 
the home with parents present. Their 
drinking tended to increase with age, 
approaching a peak about the time of 
graduation when most of them expected 
to assume adult-like responsibilities of 
marriage, a full-time job, or entrance 
into the armed forces. 

Reasons for Drinking 

What reasons did these teen-agers 
give for their drinking? Simply, they 
reported drinking (1) to indicate to 
others something about themselves ("a 
real man," "a regular guy," "grown- 
up") ; (2) to identify themselves with 
the group ("to be one of the crowd," 
"not to be left out") or (3) to experi- 
ment prematurely with widely observed 

This is the first of a series of 
articles written by Millsaps College 
professors which we hope will become 
a regular feature of MAJOR NOTES. 
Alumni frequently fail to appreciate 
their instructors fully until their 
classroom experience has ended. These 
features will allow all of us to bene- 
fit from the years of research and 
study represented in the lives of the 
faculty at Millsaps — and at a time 
when, perhaps, we can appreciate its 
true value. Dr. George .Maddox, who 
is the writer of the following article, 
has done extensive study in the field 
of alcohol education. He is a 1949 
graduate of Millsaps. 

adult behavior ("to see what it was 
like."). Drinking as rebellion against 
adult authority was rarely indicated as 
a motive among these students. 

Less than one in five of the high 
school students in these studies consid- 
ered abstinence a moral imperative and 
there appeared to be no close correlation 
between church membership and absti- 
nence among them. 

Significantly, the overwhelming ma- 
jority of the students conceived of bever- 
age alcohol as a social beverage rather 
than as an addictive drug. Few of them 
conceived alcoholism or inebriety as a 
problem for themselves or their friends. 

It is clear from these studies that 
adolescents in our society — those on the 
way to becoming adults — have learned 
a great deal about the use of beverage 
alcohol. It is less clear that they have 
an adequate perspective about possible 
consequences of drinking for themselves 
or others. It is clear that they appre- 
ciate what alcohol can do for them with- 
out being equally clear about what 
alcohol can do to themselves and to 
others. It is not clear that they are 
aware of the patterns of behavior which 
are acceptable alternatives to drinking. 

For those who have an intelligent 
concern for the problem aspects of drink- 
ing in our society such as inebriety, 
alcoholism, alcohol education or therapy 
for the alcoholic, there is something 
that can be done, and now. Increasing- 
ly, committees are appearing in com- 
munities to study the uses of alcohol 
objectively and to make recommendations 
for community action. Other committees 
have devoted attention to the problems 
of getting information to and providing 
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SPRING, 1957 

Page Nine 

J^eadership^ Teamwork Seen in Alumni Program 

When Mrs. Mciritt Queen (Dorothea Mitchell, l!i:)ri) vUiud the lampus recently, 
she was accompanied by her children and her father. Dr. B. E. Mitchell, emeritus 
professor of mathematics. Here Business Manager .1. W. Wood does a bit of 
advanced recruiting with the Queen children as his objective. Pictured, from the 
left, are Mrs. Queen; Jeffrey, aged .■{; Bethany, aged 8; Dr. Mitchell; Mr. Wood; 
and Christopher, aged 12. The Queens live in Koslyn Heights, New York. 

Duke Club Meets 

A full scale alumni club meeting in 
Durham, North Carolina, developed last 
month when Dr. J. E. McCracken arrived 
for the purpose of attending a profes- 
sional meeting. 

The genial Dean of Students, always 
interested in Millsaps alumni, made a 
contact or two and soon the news made 
the rounds. A simple "hello" had snow- 
balled into a good sized reunion. 

Durham, home of Duke University, 
always has its share of ex-Majors, and 
this year's graduate school student body 
had the usual quota. 

With Julia Allen, '54, and Jim Bur- 
nett, '55, serving as organizers, a supper 
get-together was arranged in the gra- 
duate men's dining hall on the Duke 
campus. McCracken reported on events 
and plans back home and the "Millsaps 
Club" members shared their experiences. 
It was a wonderful evening, from all 

Among those attending were Louis and 
Helen (Davis) Hodges, '54; Sid and 
Martha (Greenwood) Head, '54; Keith 
and Winnie (Hargrove) Dix, '54 and 
'53-'55; Jim and Marianne (McCorniack) 

Eskridge, '53 and '52-'54; Julia Allen; 
Jim Burnett, and Ed Upton, '56. Other 
Millsaps alumni in the area sent 

In reporting on the experience Dean 
McCracken said, "One of the most re- 
warding things about the visit was the 
fact that our alumni were so cordial and 
warm in their welcome and had such 
high opinions of the preparation they 
had received here. These alumni had 
the consistent opinion that the degree 
from Millsaps had opened many doors 
for them and established for them a 
better reputation in advance than they 
could have had otherwise. The genuine 
sincerity with which these opinions were 
expressed constitutes a considerable com- 
pliment to the Millsaps faculty and 

A pair of black gloves and a plastic 
raincoat were found in the Christian 
Center after Homecoming. 

If the persons who lost these items 
will contact the Public Relations de- 
partment on the campus the office 
will be glad to return the articles. 

Teamwork is building the Alumni As- 
sociation into an organization of para- 
mount importance to the College. 

Volunteer workers and College admin- 
istration officials are the members of 
that most effective team. Results of 
their devoted work are to be seen in 
many fields. 

This year Craig Castle, association 
]iresident, heads the volunteers and is 
furnisliing excellent leadership. A ca- 
llable organizer and a loyal supporter of 
I\Iillsaps since his graduation in lf)4T, 
the Jackson lawyer has directed a vigor- 
ous program during the 1956-57 term, 
and activity will continue at a fast pace 
through June 30 when the new adminis- 
tration will take over. 

Other officials on the volunteer team 
are: W. J. Caraway, Leland; Fred 
Ezelle, Jackson; and Martha Gerald, 
Jackson, vice presidents; and Mrs. T. F. 
Larche, Jackson, recording secretary. 

Working through committees the 45 
member Board of Directors has pro- 
moted, among other projects, the fol- 
lowing activities : alumni-football team 
chicken fry; football season ticket sales 
campaign; the first Alumni Fund; reor- 
ganized and enlarged Board of Directors; 
Homecoming; Alumni Day; alumnus of 
the year selection; location of missing 
alumni; and increased alumni participa- 
tion in college activities. 

They've done all this and more 
through four Board meetings, eight meet- 
ings of the executive committee, and 
numerous committee meetings. 

A salute to President Castle, his 
Board, and the many alumni-at-large 
who are serving Millsaps College with 

RetittioTt of '28 Called 

Bob and Alice (Ridgway) Blount, of 
Heidelberg, Germany, where Colonel 
Blount is stationed, have written their 
classmates asking that they join them 
at Millsaps in 1958 for the 30th anni- 
versary of their graduation. 

The reunion, a special, would be heid 
on Homecoming Day in October when 
the regular get-togethers are scheduled. 

This year's Homecoming is set for 
October 19. Regularly scheduled reunions 
include the classes of 1946, 1945, 1944, 
1943, 1927, 1926, 1925, 1924, the twenty- 
fifth for 1933, and the fiftieth for 1908. 
As usual, the Early Days classes will 
hold their annual get-together for those 
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Page Ten 


They Ministered to Thousands 

Qood and Faithful Servants 

The campus flag hung at half-mast 
twice within recent months. Death had 
ended the earthly careers of Dr. John 
Magruder Sullivan and Mrs. Mary B. 
Stone, two devoted servants of Christian 
higher education. 

Mrs. Stone had returned to her classes 
professor of English since 1931, died 
suddenly on December IDth. In failing 
health for several years, Mrs. Stone 
continued to teach and had met her 
classes in the Christian Center building 
the day before she was stricken. 

Active until the last. Dr. Sullivan 
suffered a stroke in his home on Park 
Avenue while writing a letter to one 
of his children. He succumbed after a 
brief hospitalization. He retired in 1 947 
after 45 years of active service o)i the 
faculty, but his love for the college and 
his interest in all of its activities con- 
tinued until his final illness. 

Mrs. Stone had returned to her classes 
in the fall after a heroic battle with a 
continuing illness. She had hoped to 
teach the last full year of her active 
career before retiring in June. 

A graduate of Randolph-Macon Col- 
lege for Women, she received her 

Master's Degree from Peabody College 
and did additional graduate work at the 
same institution. It was during the 
summer of 1931 that Mrs. Stone joined 
the Milisaps faculty as assistant pro- 
fessor of English. She became dean of 
women soon after her affiliation witli 
the College and endeared herself to 
hunderds of students as a counselor and 
friend. In 1953 Mrs. Stone retired from 
lier position as dean of women, but she 
continued to serve the College faithfully 
and well as professor of English. She 
will be remembered fondly as one of the 
chaperones of the Milisaps Singers tour 
choir, an assignmnt she accepted with 
pleasure and carried out with enthu- 

Her impatience with siothfulness, her 
frankness, and her insistence on ex- 
cellence in the classroom made their con- 
tribution to the strength of Milisaps 
College. Her many talents enabled her 
to serve the College and the community 
equally well. Among the activities to 
which she gave unselfishly of her time 
was the class she taught in the Galloway 
Memorial Methodist Church Sunday 
School and the Altrusa Club of Jackson. 

Dr. Sullivan's educational preparation 

included a Bachelor of Arts degree from 
Centenary College, a Master of Arts 
degree from the University of Missis- 
sippi and Vanderbilt University, and a 
Doctor of Philo.sophy degree from \'an- 

He gave his life to ^lillsaps College, 
and the students who "sat at his feet" 
were privileged to be associated with 
a great and good man. His love for his 
fellowman and his dedication to ihe 
quest for knowledge and truth directed 
his life and inspired his associates. In 
his report to the Board of Trustees at 
the midyear meeting President Finger 
wrote, "No more gallant soul ever lived. 
Since his retirement he has continued 
to bless this College community with 
his sense of rich humor, his warm spirit 
of friendship, his ever growing devotion 
to the College and his alertness of mind, 
body and spirit that shamed even the 
most vigorous of all the rest of us." 

Those who knew and studied under 
Mrs. Stone and Dr. Sullivan can be 
thankful for the truth of Tennyson's 
lines in "Ulysses": "I am a part of all 
that I have met." 

Two faithful servants of the College 
have gone to their reward. 

^^■i 1/' 

SPRING, 1957 

Page Eleven 

oAlumni Day Growing In Importance 

Alumni Day, the annual spring in- 
gathering of Millsaps men and women, 
is on the record book as another memor- 
able success. 

For the second consecutive year the 
program emphasized the continuing edu- 
cation theme, with afternoon seminars 
conducted by Millsaps professors again 
proving to be of great interest to alumni 
and their friends. 

The May 11th day-long agenda was 
climaxed by the annual Alumni Day 
banquet and alumnus Turner Cassity's 
gi'ipping two act play in its premiere 
showing by the Millsaps Players. 

Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr., spoke following 
the dinner to a large audience on the 
state of the College. Included in the 
group attending the banquet were mem- 
bers of the class of 1957, who were wel- 
comed into the Alumni Association by 
President Craig Castle. Larry Tynes, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Gycelle Tynes, 1933 
and 1936, responded as president of the 
senior class. 

One of the high points of the year's 
alumni program came during the after- 
noon seminars. Three separate, intense- 
ly interested groups of alumni, students, 
and friends from the city of Jackson 
heard the following lectures: "What's 
Wrong with Modern Poetry," by Dr. M. 
C. White; "The Middle East and the 
Future," by Dr. J. S. Ferguson; and 
"The Birth of an Adult," by Dr. J. E. 

Early arrivals enjoyed coffee in the 
Christian Center lounge and were joined 
later in the morning by fellow alumni 
for a tour of points of interest on the 
rapidly changing campus. Others re- 
laxed in the Christian Center auditorium 
and watched the color-sound movie, 
"Campus Close-up." 

Those who spent the day on the com- 
pus enjoyed a lunch "student-style" in 
the cafeteria. 

While their fellow alumni relaxed, 
members of the Board of Directors met 
in committees and prepared reports for 
the Alumni Day meeting of the Board. 

Again this spring, alumni who hadn't 
taken part in a College function for 
years joined the ever-growing number of 
regulars who are demonstrating their 
loyalty by attending as often as possible. 
Spirit was excellent, interest was high. 
It was another great day for Millsaps 
and her alumni. 

If you missed this one you'll have an- 
other chance October 19th. Mark your 
calendar now. That's Homecoming — and 
its planned for you! 

Although change is inevitable, some things seem to remain constant. Millsaps 
coeds, through the years, have represented beauty in its finest sense. The students 
pictured were contestants in the Maid of Cotton contest held annually in Memphis. 
They are, from the left, Ruth Land, Jackson; Kegina Harlan, Jackson; Susan 
Young, Greenwood; Laurene Walker, Greenwood; Yvonne Moss, Tchula; and 
Frances Bryan, West Point. 

Memorial Gifts Received 

Two gifts to the 1956-1957 Alumni 
Fund have been received as memorials 
to members of the Millsaps College com- 
munity who died during the current 

Contributions in memory of Mrs. J. E. 
J. Ferguson, mother of Dean James S. 
Ferguson, and James William Gulledge, 
Millsaps senior, were recorded by the 
Fund in recent weeks. The Ferguson 
memorial was given by Mrs. Frank 
Cabell, 1935, and the Gulledge memorial 
by Mr. and Mrs. Zach Taylor, Jr., 1944 
and 1945. 

Mrs. Ferguson, wife of the Reverend 
J. E. J. Ferguson, retired Methodist 
minister, died on January 8th after a 
lengthy illness. A car accident claimed 
the life of Gulledge and a companion 
in March. 

The memorial gift is an appropriate 
and increasingly popular method of giv- 
ing which provides the donor with the 
opportunity to honor the deceased by 

contributing to an on-going and worth- 
while cause. 

The money received from Mrs. Cabell 
and the Taylors will be used to strength- 
en the College in areas of greatest need. 

Report On Music 

Inauguration year for the re-estab- 
lished music department has been a 
busy one. 

Under the direction of Holmes 
Ambrose, chairman of the department, 
musical activities have reached a new 

One of the highlights of the year, of 
course, was "South Pacific," which was 
presented by the music and drama de- 
partments. Mr. Ambrose, who served as 
musical director, received special praise. 
According to one reviewer, "The control 
exercised over the orchestra by Holmes 
Ambrose was magnificent. Not once did 
the musicians cover a vocalist. The or- 
chestra was beautifully muted yet re- 
tained a richness and fullness which gave 
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Page Twelve 


cAlumni In Higher Education 

Serving The Nation Well 

One of the most pressing needs in the 
nation today is for teachers in the field 
of hig;her education. The college popula- 
tion is growing' much more rapidly than 
the supply of qualified men and women 
who must provide the instruction. 

IVIillsaps alumni are striving to meet 
that need. A recently conducted survey 
reveals that eighty alumni are employed 
by colleges and universities. The list is 
by no means complete; there are doubt- 
less many more. 

No attempt was made to name the 
students who are serving as graduate 
assistants in graduate schools. Many of 
these will enter the field of teaching- 
after their schooling. 

The list of Millsaps men and women 
in higher education, as compiled by the 
alumni office with the help of the faculty 
and especially Dr. and Jilrs. Ross Moore, 
is as follows : 

Robert E. Anding, '48, Millsaps; John 
Bettersworth, '29, Mississippi State; 
Marvin M. Black, '21, University of Mis- 
sissippi; O. D. Bonner, '39, University 
of South Carolina; Robert Whitefield 
Bullen, '47, Mississippi State; M. L. 
Burks, '25, North West Junior College; 
Philip Burton, '43, Vanderbilt; Elmer 
Dean Calloway, '48, Birmingham South- 
ern; Bowman L. Clarke, '48, University 
of Mississippi; Hugh Clegg, '20, Uni- 
versity of Mississippi; Mrs. Magnolia 
Simpson Coullet, '24, Millsaps; Herbert 
Rush Craig, '43, San Jose State College; 
Wiley Hyram Critz, '41, Princeton; 
Frank Cross, '24, East Central Junior 
College; Haver Cecil Currie, '30, Houston 
Univei-sity; Charles L. Darby, '49, West- 

ern Michij^an College; David Donald, '41, 
Co'umbia; Harold J. Douglas, '42, Tran- 
sylvania; K. P. Faust, '40, Perkinston 
,'iinior College; James S. Ferguson, '37, 
Millsaps; Homer E. Finger, Jr., '37, 
Millsaps; Arden O. French, '27, Lou- 
isiana State University; Henry Marvin 
Frizell, '10, Jones County Junior College; 
Charles B. Galloway, '33, Millsaps; 
William B. Gates, '18, Texas Tech; 
Marvin Gieger, '08, Mississippi State; 
Floyd Gillis, '42, Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology; Willis Glover, '34-'35, 
Mercer University; Mrs. Marguerite 
Watkins Goodman, '17-'18, Millsaps. 

Isaac Alanson Goss, '49, Millsaps; 
Kora Graves, '36, Perkinston Junior 
College; John K. Hampton, '47, 
Tulane; Paul Hardin, '36, Millsaps; 
Robert Harmon, '15, George Washington 
University; Joseph Robert Harris, '26, 
Hinds Junior College; Robert A. Hassell, 
'31, Southern Methodist University; John 
R. Hillman, '23, Texas A & M; Dale 
Lavonne Hudson, '50, Jones County 
Junior College; Mitchell Carter Huntley, 
'20, Alabama Polytechnic Institute; 
Tlieodore Johnston, '47, University of 
Buffalo; Mrs. Ayrlene McGahey Jones, 
'35, University of Alabama; Gwin Kolb, 
'41, University of Chicago; James H. 
Lemly, '32-'35, University of Georgia; 
James J. Livesay, '41, Millsaps; Henry 
Lutrick, '48, Delta State; Frank H. 
Lyell, '27-'29, University of Texas; Wil- 
liam Forest McCormick, '25, Mississippi 
State College for Women; John Miller 
Maclaehlan, '30, University of Florida; 
George L. Maddox, Jr., '49, Millsaps; 
Freddie Ray Marshall, '49, University of 

Mississippi; Marjorie Miller, '41, South- 
eastern Louisiana College; Frank Mit- 
chell, '19, Duke University (retired) ; 
Elise Moore, '18, Mississippi State Col- 
lege for Women. 

Sanford Newell, '50, Converse College; 
Carl Ray Newsoni, '38, Union College; 
Clarence Norton, '19, Wofford College; 
Shirley Parker, '53, Millsaps; Avery 
Philp, '42, Mt. Union College; J. B. 
Price, '26, Millsaps; Robert Paul Ramsey, 
'35, Princeton; William Ross, '42, Lou- 
isiana State University; Sidney Sebren, 
'49, Mississippi State; Bayliss Shanks, 
'38, Vanderbilt; John C. Simms, '27, 
North Georgia College; Otis Singletary, 
'47, University of Texas; Warren Smith, 
'44, Mississippi State College for Women; 
Cruee Stark, '34, Kilgore Junior College; 
Bethany Swearingen, '25, Millsaps; Mack 
Svvearingen, '22, Elmira College; Yewell 
Reynolds Thompson, '48, University of 
Alabama; Janice Trimble, '43, Univer- 
sity of Chicago; B. A. Tucker, '25, 
Southeastern Louisiana College; Ormond 
Van Hook, '18, Mississippi Southern; 
John S. Warren, '25, Hendrix College; 
Vernon Wharton, '28, Southwestern Lou- 
isiana Institute; Robert Lewis Williams, 
'25, University of Michigan; Edwin 
Craft Wilson, '43, Pennsylvania Military 
College; J. W. Wood, '56, Millsaps; J. 
D. Wroten, '41, Millsaps; and Donald S. 
Youngblood, '47, Southern Methodist 

The Millsaps faculty is constantly en- 
deavoring to encourage current students 
to consider seriously the field of educa- 
tion as a career. 

j It was very early in the morning and the lights burned late in Whitworth Hall. The reason? Exams began the next day. 

SPRING, 1957 ■ Page Thirteen 

Art Excellent Record 

One indication of the quality of the 
academic pi-ogram of a college is found 
in the number of graduates who con- 
tinue their studies and in the number 
who receive scholarships. 

Eight students have already received 
substantial grants for the 1957-58 year. 
Others are expected to receive notifica- 
tion of awards before the end of the 

Sandra Miller, Greenwood senior, has 
been granted a Fullbright scholarship. 
She will study at the University of 
Clermont-Ferrand and has selected 
modern French drama as her main field. 
The amount of the grant is approxi- 
mately $1800. 

A Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to the 
Eastman School of Music of the Univer- 
sity of Rochester has been awarded to 
Sam Jones, Jackson senior and student 
body president. Awarded on invitation 
only and only upon nomination by mem- 
bers of the academic profession, the 
fellowship covers tuition and fees for 
one year and has an additional sizeable 
subsistence provision. 

Jackson senior Barbara Swann is the 
recipient of a scholarship to George 
Peabody College for Teachers in Nash- 
ville, Tennessee. She will complete the 
work for her Master of Arts degree at 
George Peabody and plans to enter the 
field of clinical psychology. 

The Rockefeller Brothers Theological 
Fellowship Program has awarded a $1200 
fellowship for one year of study in 
seminary to Graham Hales. A Jack- 
sonian, Hales was one of 45 students in 
the nation to win one of the scholar- 
ships. He will study at Southern Baptist 
Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Lawrence Shepherd, of Columbia, and 
Harry Bowling, Jackson, received chem- 
istry scholarships. Shepherd's grant, 
from the University of Illinois, was 
$1700 plus tuition and fees. Bowling, 
who will attend Louisiana State Univer- 
sity, was awarded an $1800 scholarship. 

The Atomic Energy Commission 
awarded fellowships to Billy Ray Davis, 
Natchez, and Billy Evon Foster, Jackson. 
They will study radiological physics. The 
basic amount of the grant is $2500, with 
tuition, fees, and travel expenses paid 
by the commission. 

Stolen from somewhere — "Americans 
have more time-saving devices and less 
time than any people on earth." 

Twentieth Century Fox talent scout Ben 
ISard listens to a reading by Claudette 
Hall, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, in one 
of several interviews he held on the 
Millsaps campus. Millsaps was one of 
30 colleges in the West, Midwest, and 
South visited by Bard in a nationwide 
talent search. (Photo by Frank Hains) 

Millsaps Is Scene 
Of Talent Search 

Millsaps College is one of thirty 
schools in the West, Midwest, and South 
selected by 20th Century Fox studios as 
a potential source of new talent for '..he 
moving picture industry. 

Ben Bard, director of new talent for 
Fox, spent two days on the campus 
meeting and getting acquainted with 
"possible stars of tomorrow." 

The selection of Millsaps as talent 
"hunting ground" is a high tribute to 
the stature and reputation of the Players 
and director Lance Goss. 

According to insiders, Bard expressed 
definite interest in several students, who 
will follow up their initial interview by 
sending pictures and data to Hollywood. 

If the students make a favorable im- 
pression on a committee of four, which 
includes Bard, they will be invited to 
Hollywood for a three-month expense- 
paid course at the Fox studios. At the 
end of that time, if they show sufficient 
promise, they will be screen-tested. 

An actor himself. Bard has played in 
many films, including the part of Cap- 
tain Brissac in the first Academy Award 
winning film, "Seventh Pleaven." 

He opened a private school for actors, 
developing such stars as Alan Ladd, 
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Page Fourteen 

World Premiere 

The world premiere of "The Inverted 
Year," by Turner Cassity, '51, was the 
year's final presentation for the Players. 
It was the second premiere in Players 
history and the first by an alumnus. 

Cassity's play is an adaptation of Jean 
Stafford's novella, A Winter's Tale. The 
title of the play is taken from a line in 
William Cowper's poem, "The Task": 
"O Winter, ruler of the inverted year." 

"The Inverted Year" concerns an 
American girl at the University of 
Heidelberg in 1936 and a Nazi flyer. 
Nazi activities, such as the burning of 
the books, the war against the Jews, and 
the civil war in Spain, are related. 

A freshman and two of the stais of 
the fall presentation of "Othello" played 
the leads in "The Invei'ted Year." The 
role of Fanny Harahan, the Boston girl 
about whom the play is centered, fea- 
tured Laura Smith, Vicksburg freshman. 
Lt. Max Rossler, the Nazi flyer, and 
Persis Gait were played by Dick Blount, 
Jackson, and Mary Russell Ragsdale, 
Memphis, Tennessee. In "Othello" they 
played the roles of Othello and Em.ilia. 

The authenticity of details of the play 
was certain from the beginning. Peter 
Stocks, a freshman from Bottrop, Ger- 
many, who served in the German Navy 
during World War II, was on hand to 
give helpful information. In addition, 
Dick Blount lived in Germany last year 
while attending a branch of the Univer- 
sity of Maryland at Munchen. His 
parents. Colonel and Mrs. R. E. Blount 
(Alice Ridgway), '28 and '29, are sta- 
tioned in Heidelberg. 

Cassity is presently serving as libra- 
rian of the Jackson Municipal Library. 
Noted chiefly as a poet, he has had 
many poems published in leading poeti-y 
magazines. He is at work at present on 
a series of sketches on the Caribbean. 

In a Purple and White interview 
Cassity said that he feels that writing 
talent is innate and that Millsaps, be- 
cause "it is thorough in the best old- 
fashioned sense in its curriculum, i.e. 
not watered down," is a good institution 
in which to begin a literary career. 

While at Millsaps Cassity was editor 
of the Bobashela, a member of Omicron 
Delta Kappa, Kit Kat, Eta Sigma Phi, 
Kappa Alpha fraternity, and was named 
to Who's Who. He received his M.S. in 
library science from Stanford University 
and an MA in English from Columbia 


Qraduate Pioneers 


Educational Television 






A Millsaps alumna is teaching the 
nation's first statewide educational 
course in mathematics by television. 

Mrs. Ayrlene McGahey Jones, '35, in- 
structor of mathematics at the Univer- 
sity of Alabama, is pioneering in edu- 
cation by television. Already her work 
is being paralleled in many other states 
on a smaller scale. 

The Alabama Education Television 
Network opens avenues for college edu- 
cation to thousands of citizens of Ala- 
bama. The mathematics course begun by 
Mrs. Jones last June was the predecessor 
of the present program. 

Following her graduation from Mill- 
saps, Mrs. Jones received her Master's 
degree from the University of Texas. 

She taught mathematics at Central High 
School in Jackson for several years be- 
fore accepting a position with the Divi- 
sion of Defense Research for the U. S. 
Navy at the University of Texas. 

During World War II she taught math 
under the V-12 program at Millsaps. 
She also taught at Mississippi Southern 
before going to the University of 

At Alabama her television duties take 
precedence. The present program was 
begun less than a year ago. It has proven 
so popular that the University now of- 
fers twenty-two live half-hour programs 
and twenty-seven half-hour films each 

At least twentv-six Alabama schools 

have television sets attuned to the Uni- 
versity telecasts for instruction in class- 
rooms when Master's degree instruction 
is not available. 

The University presents live in-school 
programs for elementary or high school 
classes in ceramics, music, sciences, home 
economics, and French. Programs for 
adults include college-credit courses in 
Spanish, trigonometry, and American 
and cultural programs in music, biology, 
interpretation of great ideas, literature, 
home nursing, and Alabama history. 

Mrs. Jones uses chai'ts and drawings 
to illustrate her points in her teaching, 
the television cameras following every 
line on the blackboard and picking up 
all verbal as well as visual instructions. 

SPRING, 1957 

Page Fifteen 

McComh Area Club 
Is Boosting Millsaps 

When Tommy Parker, 1954, was elect- 
ed president of the McComb Area Mill- 
saps Club, he announced that, with the 
help of his fellow alumni, he would do 
everything in his power to make the 
organization an active, effective force 
for the College during his term of office. 

Parker's term expired in April, and 
the record shows he was a man of 
his word. 

With the help of his officers and 
interested club members the McCorab 
area has served the College in an out- 
standing' manner in the area of student 

On April 9, the Club, which inehules 
Pike and Amite County alumni and 
friends, held its annual spring recruit- 
ment picnic at Percy Quinn State Park. 
More than 30 promising high school 
seniors were guests of honor at the late 
afternoon outing. It was the second 
recruitment party staged by the club 
in two years, and for the second time 
it was an outstanding success. 

The Reverend Raymond Wesson, of 
McComb, has been named president 
of the McComb Area Millsaps Club. 
Wesson was elected at the spring 
meeting of the group on April 9. 

Dr. J. B. Cain, of Magnolia, was 
elected vice president and Mrs. Perry 
Bunche, McComb, w a s re-elected 

Public Relations Director Jim Livesay 
talked with the seniors about their plans 
for the future; and Nancy Boyd, Betty 
Oldham, and Marler Stone, Jackson 
freshmen, entertained the guests with a 
musical program. 

Alumni present proved to be most 
efficient salesmen for the College, tak- 
ing the opportunity to follow up on 
contacts made earlier with promising 

Working with Parker during his term 
were H. A. Nowell, Woodville, vice presi- 
dent; Mrs. Perry Bunche, McComb, secre- 
tary-treasurer; and a number of others 
who accepted assignments ranging from 
publicity to "chef duties" at recruitment 

The McComb Area Club is currently 
setting the pace among the nine Millsaps 
Clubs established since 1954. 

John D. Stringer led his section 
scholastically for the first three quarters 
at the University of Tennessee College 
of Dentistry. 

Lined with stately oaks, the walk from 
Miirrah Hall past the library to the 
bus stop siTves the current student 
generation. It guards well the memories 
of the past, too. 

Early Graduates 
Taken By Death 

Within recent months the years have 
taken their toll among the members of 
the Early Days Club. 

The Reverend Luke Alford, one of 
three surviving members of the class of 

1897, passed away on January 14, after 
a long illness. He was among the very 
first to sign the register when the Col- 
lege opened for its first session in 1892. 

On April 19, Wharton Green, who 
received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 

1898, died suddenly at his home in 
Murray Hill, New Jersey. He was one 
of five living members of the class of 

Alford, who was 83, was a retir«:d 
Methodist minister. He served for many 
years as a member of the Board of 
Trustees of Millsaps College. He was 
the oldest member of the Mississippi 
Conference of the Methodist Church and 
had been presiding elder of the Vicks- 
burg and Meridian districts. 

A native of McComb, he had lived with 
his son. Dr. John Alford, in Starkville for 
the past three years. 

Historic Appeal 

Deeply devoted to Millsaps College 
and active in its behalf as long as health 
would permit, Brother Alford's dramatic 

Teaching, Graduate Study 
Attract 1957 Seniors 


Millsaps College is bearing its share 
of the load of supplying teachers and 
graduate school material. One hundred 
seventy-four seniors will receive degrees 
from Millsaps College on June 2. An 
amazingly large number of these will 
enter graduate school, and another large 
group will become teachers. 

The office of the Dean of Students 
made a survey to determine what the 
seniors would do upon graduation. One 
hundred twenty-four students had re- 
turned the questionnaire at press time. 
Of this number, almost half, 61, planned 
to do further study. Fifty were planning 
to teach. Others were entering the 
armed services, the field of religious 
education, were planning to become 
homemakers, or had not made decisions. 

Of those who were planning to enter 
graduate school, 18 intended to study 
medicine; 16, theology; 6, law; 3, psy- 
chology; 2, English; 2, biology; 2, 
chemistry; 2, geology. Other fields 
which were listed were pharmacy, edu- 
cation, economics, sociology, religion, oc- 
cupational therapy, math, and music. 
Two graduates will do advanced language 
study. One selected German, the other 

Secondary education was the choice 
of the larger number of those who 
planned to teach. Thirty-five chose to 
teach in high schools, while only 15 
named elementary education. 

It is significant and encouraging that 
the majority of the Class of '57 are 
planning to enter graduate school and 
the field of teaching. Advanced educa- 
tion is needed in this day of specializa- 
tion, and the need for teachers is critical. 
The decisions of these 111 students speak 
for the influence of Millsaps teachers 
and the quality of the students. Major 
Notes applauds both. 

plea for support of the Million for Mill- 
saps campaign before a joint session of 
the state's two Methodist conferences in 
1954 was one of the most memorable 
events in the history of the College. 

Green had distinguished himself as a 
professional engineer in the East, mov- 
ing to New York soon after his gradua- 
tion from Millsaps College. Among his 
notable contributions to the field of en- 
gineering are several large buildings in 
New York City, the United States Em- 
bassy in Tokyo, the Triborough Bridge 
in New York and the Lincoln Tunnel. 

He served as liaison engineer for the 
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Page Sixteen 


^^ South Pacific ^^ Breaks All Records 


There hasn't been so much excitement 
on the hill in ages. We're talking about 
the College production of "South Paci- 
fic," naturally. Not only was it an 
outstanding presentation, but it also 
attracted the largest crowds ever to 
assemble on the campus for a dramatic 
or musical offering. 

Millsaps productions, while consistent- 
ly well acted, well directed, and well 
staged, have attracted small crowds in 
the past. Critics have expressed regret 
that so few people take advantage of the 
opportunity offered by the Players to 
see some of the world's greatest plays 
produced in a near professional manner. 

"South Pacific" was presented March 
7, 8, and 9. The first night almost every 
seat, including those in the balcony, 
were filled. Friday night persons were 
turned away at the door. Saturday night 
lines for tickets for the 8:15 show began 

forming before seven o'clock. 

One reason for the popularity of the 
Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is 
the play itself. The Broadway produc- 
tion won twelve awards, among them 
the Pulitzer Prize, and ran 1925 con- 
secutive performances, topped only by 
"Oklahoma!" among musicals and by 
only three dramatic successes. 

Press Enthusiastic 

Another reason was the superb job 
done by the Players. There was no part 
which did not rate special notice by the 
critics — the staging, (25 scenes, with 6 
sets, handled beautifully), the directing, 
the acting, the singing, the lighting, 
the musical direction, the dancing. 

"South Pacific" was the first musical 
in Millsaps' history. The drama depart- 
ment and the music department collab- 
orated in what proved to be a happy 
\inion. Lance Goss and Holmes Ambrose, 

heads of the respective departments, 
have opened a new field for Millsaps. 

The play is the source of such per- 
rennial favorites as "Some Enchanted 
Evening," "Younger Than Springtime," 
"I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy," 
"This Nearly Was Mine," "Bali Ha'i," 
and "There Is Nothing Like a Dame," 
which received full justice in the hands 
of Peggy Sanford, as Nellie Forbush; 
Henry Clements, as Emile de Becque; 
Marler Stone, as Lt. Joseph Cable; 
Carolyn Allen, as Bloody Mary; and a 
chorus of forty. David Franks added 
the comic touch in the role of Luther 

"South Pacific" has joined "Death 
Takes A Holiday" and "Death of a 
Salesman" in the Millsaps hall of memo- 
ries. It is hoped that the size of the 
crowd is an indication of things to 
come: better audiences and more appre- 
ciation for Millsaps productions. 

Francoise .-Mlard of Paris, France, to 
James Ogden, '43. Living in Saudi-Ara- 

Norma Jean Ashley to the Reverend 
Berry Whitehurst, '54. Living in Nash- 
ville, Tennessee. 

Ann Elaine Booth, '55, to James J. 
Chepey. Living in Wilmington, Delaware. 

Clara Parks Booth, '56, to John Mur- 
ray Pinkston, Jr., '56. Living in Vicks- 
burg, Mississippi. 

Mary Ruth Brasher, '53-'54, to Thomas 
E. Parker, '54. Living in McComb, Mis- 

Greta Bo Childress to Cecil Earl 
Brown, Jr., '56. Living in Memphis, 

Geraldine Marie Cipolla to Francis 
Mitchell Beaird, Jr., '51. Living in Baton 
Rouge, Louisiana. 

Carolyn Marie Clogston to Wilbur 
Irvin Luke, '53. Living in Jackson, Mis- 

Mary lona Connolly, '49-'51, to Louis 
William Harvey. Living in Biloxi, Miss. 

Harriet Crisler, '50-'52, to J. Richard 
(Continued on Page 22) 

Jones, Coimtiss Families 
Mark Millsaps' Maturity 

A college measures its maturity by 
n^any things — the growth of its student 
body, the effectiveness of its curriculum, 
the strengthening of its financial and 
physical resources. Perhaps the most 
satisfying yardstick, however, is the one 
to be found in the Countiss and Jones 

When William Burwell Jones, II, and 
John R. Countiss, III, walked across the 
platform to receive their diplomas that 
warm June night in 1950, they became 
the first third generation graduates in 
the history of the College. 

Their grandfathers before them had 
established the tradition. First came 
William B. Jones, Sr., in 1897 and John 
R. Countiss, Sr., in 1902. Then followed 
George Jones in 1925 and John R. 
Countiss, Jr., in 1926. 

Today William B. Jones, III, is a 
Methodist minister. He and his wife, 
the former Carol Dean, are serving in 
Chile as missionaries. They accepted the 
assignment shortly after Bill's gradua- 
tion from Candler School of Theology 
at Emory University in 1953. Carrying 
on for the family at Millsaps today is 
Sarah Jones, a junior, the eighth member 
of her family to attend. 

John R. Countiss, III, is engaged in the 
(Continued on Page 24) 

vUTu^i ALO^^N' 



We welcome the following into the 
Future Alumni Club of the Millsaps Col- 
lege Alumni Association: 

Lisa Ann Burch, born November 11 in 
Denver, Colorado, to Dr. and Mrs. 
Howard B. Burch. Mrs. Burch is the 
former Clarice Black, '55. 

Vernon .Alan Burnham, born on Sep- 
tember 28, 1956, to Mr. and Mrs. J. V. 
Burnham (Patti Laura Latham, '46). 
He is their fifth son. 

Judy Ann Campbell, born December 
17 to the Reverend and Mrs. Jim Camp- 
bell, of Jackson. The Reverend Campbell 
is a 1951 graduate. 

Lee Ann Chapman, born August 22 
to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brooks Chapman 
(Dixie Lee Winborn, '55). The Chapmans 
live in Carmichael, California. 

Sarah Eunice Davis, born July 12 to 
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil B. Davis. Mrs. Davis, 
the former Lois Rogers, graduated in 
1955. The couple have two other 

Richard Corwine Dorman, born Janu- 
(Continued on Page 24) 

SPRING, 1957 

Poge Seventeen 

REW Theme-— ^^Beyond Peace of Mind in Religion 


Religious Emphasis Week was one of 
the high points of the year. Seldom has 
the campus been so stirred, the students 
so stimulated to think through to a 
mature faith, so compelled to examine 
their spiritual life. 

Dr. Peter A. Bertocci, professor of 
philosophy at Boston University, was 
the featured speaker. He attracted some 
of the largest crowds ever to attend a 
REW program, and students kept him 
long hours in the discussion groups. 

The theme of the program was "Be- 
yond Peace of Mind in Religion." The 
noted author and lecturer pointed out 
that the aim of religion is not peace of 
mind, but the unrest which leads to the 
attempt to "do something" about, not 
only the world's problems, but individual 
problems such as one's attitude toward 
his fellow man. 

The author of the textbook used by 
Millsaps in philosophy of religion courses, 
Intorduction lo the Philosophy of Reli- 
gion, he has also written Human Venture 
in Sex, Love and Marriage and The 
Empirical Argument For God in Late 
British Thought. 

Dr. Bertocci received his MA degree 
from Havard and his PhD from Boston 
University. He received a Fulbright 
Fellowship in 1950 and studied in Italy. 
At present he is Borden Parker Bowne 
Professor of Philosophy at Boston. 

Religious Emphasis Week is sponsored 
by the Christian Council under the 
auspices of the J. Lloyd Decell Lectui'e- 
ship Fund. 

Graduate Awarded 
Rotary Fellowship 

Shirley Stanton, 1956 graduate of 
Millsaps and a native of Greenville, has 
been awarded a Rotary Foundation Fel- 
„ . — . . lowship for ad- 
vanced study a- 
broad during the 
1957 - 58 academic 

One of 123 grad- 
uate students from 
30 countries to re- 
ceive a Rotary Fel- 
lowship, Miss 
Stanton will study 
Spanish language 
and literature at 
the University of Uruguay in Montivideo, 
(Continued on Page 21) 

A visit to the campus made by Dr. Peter A. Bertocci, center, professor of philosophy 
at Boston University, recalled memories of graduate school days to three Millsaps 
faculty members who attended Boston University. Dr. Bertocci was the Religious 
Emphasis Week speaker. Appearing in the picture are John Stone, Jackson junior, 
president of the Christian Council; Dr. N. Bond Fleming, head of the philosophy 
department; Dr. Bertocci; Professor Robert E. Bergmark, religion and philosophy 
teacher; and Dr. George L. Maddox, chairman of the sociology department, 

3n iMFUtcriam 

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: 

Mrs. J. Wendell Dayton (Gayle Doggett) died March 31 in Corinth, Mississippi 
She was a member of the class of '41. 

Francis Marion Featherstone, '94-'02, died April 2, 1956. He had lived ir 
Indianola, Mississippi. 

Joseph E. Johnson, '13, died August 31. He had practiced law in Batesville 
prior to his death. 

William D. Jones, '33-'35, died March 26 in Jackson. He was the brother oi 
Gladys Jones Maw, '29. 

Luther Manship, of Jackson, Mississippi, died November 15. He was a 190S 

The Reverend J. L. Nabors died January 24 at the age of 77 in Water Valley 
He attended Millsaps from 1901-02. 

Henry Payson Pate, '33-'34, died January 10 in New Orleans following a 
lengthy illness. His wife is' the former Glenn Phifer, '40. 

Robert H. Wells died December 17 in Jackson. He attended Millsaps during 
the 1929-30 session. 

Page Eighteen 



Creative or Imitative? 

By WILLIAM GILL, Architect 
R. W. Naef Architect-Engineers 

What are buildings other than ideas 
expressed in stone, steel and other ma- 
terials? The church building can be 
nothing other than the expression of the 
idea of God. Man's idea of God is 
received from the scripture; therefore 
we cannot consider the church building 
apart from tlie scripture. 

Scripture does not give specific in- 
structions for the building of the church, 
but it does give a basic philosophy by 
which we are to live. The whole of 

scripture concerns the search for truth. 
Therefore the expression of Christianity 
should be, to the limit of our ability, 
one of honesty and truth. The major 
Christian addition to the body of scrip- 
ture is the concept of faith and the idea 
of Enmianuel — "God with us" — now. 
Tlie violation of these two basic concepts 
by the building of false fronted imita- 
tions from the past has fostered the be- 
lief that tiie church is a dead institution 
living wholly in the past. 



This article will give the reader an 
architect's appraisal of current trends 
in church architecture. It will, we 
feel, stimulate serious thought on the 
subject in a day when millions of 
dollars and thousands of hours of 
time and effort arc being spent to 
meet the needs of an America which 
is showing renewed interest in re- 
ligion. Mr. Gill was one of several 
on the R. W. Naef staff whose skill 
and know-how contributed to the de- 
sign and completion of the Millsaps- 
Wilson Library in 1955. 

Christianity is more than a religion. 
It is a way of life. It is inconceivable 
that the twentieth century man can live 
at a rate better than the speed of sound, 
then return on Sunday to an obviously 
false expression of the past for the re- 
newal of his faith. 

Since the beginning of time, man's 
greatest offering to God has been the 
building of the Temple. Is the colonial 
church, with its pagan symbolism, or the 
Gothic imitation adequate offering for 
the atomic age? 

Scripture tells us that the tithe is to 
be the "first fruits." This includes the 
first fruits of the mind and hand. The 
first fruits of the mind of an age is its 
creative art (i.e. applied knowledge). 
The fruit of the hand is the technical 
skill of an age. The creative mind builds 
on the past — the closed mind steals from 
the past and contributes nothing to the 
stature of the age. One of the great 
tragedies of our time is that our great 
machines, truly the gift of God, have 
been used to imitate hand work for the 
building of the church. 

There is now, more than ever, a need 
for the church to express its own time. 
Truth is timeless, but the first appeal to 
man must be made within his prison of 
his own time. 

SPRING, 1957 

Poge Nineteen 


Students^ Professors Make Millsaps News 

• Death has claimed two members of 
the Millsaps College community this 
year. Wayne Renfro, Jackson, and Billy 
Gulledge, Crystal Springs, both seniors, 
have left places on the campus which 
will be difficult to fill. 

Renfro died suddenly in November. 
Gulledge was killed in a car-truck col- 
lision while returning from the Mardi 
Gras celebration in New Orleans. 

• Feeling a special desire to help the 
Hungarian refugees because the fight 
for freedom was led by college students, 
Millsaps students and faculty held a 
week-long campaign to raise funds and 
a later drive to collect clothing. 

Dr. George L. Maddox, head of the 
sociology department, served as chair- 
man of the committee. Each member 
of the college community was contacted 
in the effort to raise funds. 

9 Twenty-two Millsaps students are sup- 
plementing their formal pre-ministerial 
training by serving as supply speakers 
and preachers for Mississippi's Methodist 

The service is purely a voluntary move 
on the part of the future ministers who 
have expressed a desire to do weekend 
preaching and teaching and occasionally 
serve as speakers during the week before 
church organizations. 

The Reverend Robert Anding is direc- 
tor of the Town and Country program 
at Millsaps. 

O Members of Chi Omega sorority cap- 
tured the coveted bucket at the annual 
Stunt Night with a skit entitled "Brew 
for Two." Judges ranked Phi Mu mem- 
bers second for their interpretation of 
"Who Killed Cock Robin," and the 
Vikings repeated their 1956 perform- 
ance by taking third place honors with 
"Robbin' Some Trousseau." 

Stunt Night is an annual event spon- 
sored by the Majorette Club, women's 
athletic group. The ten social groups 
on the campus entered original skits 
in the competition. 

• The Millsaps band, under the direc- 
tion of senior Sam Jones, has given two 
concerts this year. And, to borrow a 
phrase from a local critic, they deserve a 
hearty pat on the back. 

A review of the spring concert said, 
"Jones gives you the comfortable feeling 
that he has despotic control over his 
musicians. They were trained to a fine 
edge and showed their polish in sharp, 
clean attack throughout the entire pro- 

The band is composed of 45 members. 
Jones has served as director for the past 
three years. Fred Purser, Jr., instructor 
of music, will become director at the 
beginning of the 1957-58 year. 

• A big event annually on the campus 
is the Millsaps Invitational Debate Tour- 
nament. This year more than 160 stu- 
dents from 21 colleges and universities 
took part, with 10 states represented. 

Debaters from Southern Illinois Uni- 
versity, Southwest Missouri College, and 
the University of Alabama won top 
honors in the two-day tournament. 

Directed this year by Dr. E. S. Wal- 
lace, head of the department of eco- 
nomics and business administration, the 
Millsaps tournament is one of the largest 
of its kind in the South. 

• The fall issue of Stylus, literary mag- 
azine, featured an original cover design 
by Jimmy Jordan, freshman from Laurel. 
Done entirely in royal blue and white, 
it depicts an arm, representing the arm 
of God, placing the Christmas star in 
the heavens. 

The 32-page magazine, edited by John 
Stone, of Jackson, contained short stories, 
essays, and poems by twenty-two stu- 

The spring issue of the publication was 
released late in April. 

ing to Dr. J. B. Price, head of the 
chemistry department. 

Ten of the pre-medical and pre-dental 
students will attend the University of 
Mississippi. Eight students have been 
accepted by Tulane. Others will attend 
Washington University, the University 
of Tennessee, the University of Utah, 
Vanderbilt, and the University of 

• A Millsaps freshman served as queen 
of the Natchez pilgrimage for 1957. 
Dean Jones, brown-eyed brunette, tra- 
veled ninety miles a day practically 
every day during March in order to 
rule over the event and to keep up her 

• As usual, the departure of the Singers 
on their annual tour left a big void 
on the campus. 

This year's tour covered towns located 
mainly in North Mississippi. The sixty- 
five voice choir departed March 29 and 
returned April 7. 

• Approximately four hundred high 
school seniors and their sponsors visited 
the campus on March 9 to take part in 
the College's annual High School Day. 
Officials named the 1957 event one of 
the most successful in its history. 

Craig Castle, Jackson attorney and 
president of the Alumni Association, was 
the featured speaker. Other activities 
of the day included scholarship compe- 
tition, guided campus tours, tours of ex- 
hibits, consultation periods, an afternoon 
variety program, a reception, and "South 

• Twenty-three Millsaps students have 
received acceptance from medical and 
dental schools across the nation, accord- 

• The marriage of Student Executive 
Board Secretary Nancy Peacock to SEB 
President Sam Jones was another event 
of campus-wide interest. 

The wedding took place in Kosciusko 
on January 29. 

Sam and Nancy will graduate in June. 
Both are outstanding students and have 
made many contributions to campus 

Page Twenty 



(Continued from Page 12) 
it easily the best sound I've heard out 
of a local accompanying orchestra to 

A new feature has been added to the 
regular concert choir. The Madrigal 
Singers, a select chorus of fourteen 
voices, has become a popular group. 
They present both sacred and secular 

This year's Tour Choir visited North 
Mississippi churches, schools, and col- 
leges. The 65-voice choir departed on 
the tour on March 29 and returned to 
the campus April 7. 

For the first time in the history of 
the College, there is an organ on the 
campus on which music students may 
practice. The Moller organ was pur- 
cli.ased with funds contributed by alumni 
to the College. 

On April 28 Open House was held in 
the newly decorated Music Hall. Former- 
ly known as Elsinore Hall, it features 
paneled walls, asphalt tile floors, acous- 
tical tile ceilings, and sound-proofing 
between the practice rooms. It contains 
three studios, two large classrooms, 
eight practice rooms, a recital hall, and 
a storage room. 

Members of the music department 
staff are Fred Purser, piano instructor; 
Charles J. Watson, piano instructor; 
Mrs. Leland Byler, music education in- 
structor; and Mrs. John Sigmund, organ 

It was all for a worthy cause and a miracle happened. The faculty defeated the 
students in vollcv ball before a wildly cheering Mart-h of Dimes benefit crowd in 
Buie Gymnasium"! Observe the ballet form of the faculty team and the sadistic 
expressions of the faculty bench-warmers as victory nears. Finally, notice the 
joyous antics of the fossils and, to the right, the dazed, bewildered look of 
defeat on the students' faces. Such conduct! 

SPRING, 1957 


(Continued from Page 18) 
Uruguay, in preparation for a career 
as a teacher. 

At present she is a student and a 
Spanish graduate assistant teacher at 
Louisiana State University. She expects 
to receive her Master of Arts degree in 
1958. She is a member of Sigma Delta 
Pi, Spanish recognition society, and Phi 
Sigma Iota, romance honor society. 

While at Millsaps Miss Stanton served 
as news editor and managing editor of 
the Purple and White and feature editor 
of the Bobashela. She was elected presi- 
dent of Chi Delta, creative writing 
honorary, and was a member of Sigma 
Lambda, women's leadership honorary, 
the Majorette Club, and Chi Omega 


(Continued from Page 10) 
who graduated or attended fifty years 
ago or more. 

Each year more and more specials 
join the regulars on the reunion schedule. 
Why not take the initiative and call 
your classmates together for a memor- 
able day on the campus in October? 

Page Twenty-One 

In the fall issue of Major Notes this 
column's opening paragraph mentioned 
the evidence of increasing alumni sup- 
port for the College. 

New signs are on the horizon. 

The Alumni Fund (see story in this 
issue) has gone well beyond .$6,000 above 
its minimum goal in its first year. Even 
the most optimistic officials are sur- 
prised — and delighted. 

In the alumni officers election more 
than 1,100 graduates and former students 
have returned their ballots. This bids 
well to be the most participation by 
alumni in a College event since Millsaps 
opened its door in 1892. 

One unmistakable sign that great 
progress has been made is the fact that 
the Alumni office is receiving an increas- 
ing number of cards and letters from 
graduates and former students announc- 
ing plans to change addresses, marriage 
plans, and telling of additions to the 
family, deatlis, and job changes. 

Greater days for the College and the 
Association lie ahead. 

Still in debate in Congress is the long- 
suffering Tax Credit bill which provides 
for tax relief for pa)cnts of college, 
students. In general the bill would make 
a large portion of tuition payments to 
colleges and universities deductible. 

Write your senators and congressmen 
for information — and express your con- 

Published reports to the contrary not- 
withstanding, Millsaps College officials 
are not i)lanning to abandon intercol- 
legiate athletic competition. In fact, the 
athletic committee has been engaged 
this spring in an intensive study of the 
program for the purpose of strengthen- 
ing weak points. The intramural pro- 
gram will continue to receive its proper 
share of the emphasis on athletics. 

If anyone asks, the Majors will be 
competing in intercollegiate athletics on 
a non-subsidized basis. They'll be doing 
their best to win them all, too. 

Statistics just released by the Popu- 
lation Reference Bureau concerning the 
fertility of college graduates in the 
United States reveal some interesting- 

According to their figures tabulated 
on the classes of 1931 and 1946, Millsaps 
women favored large families while their 


(Continued from Page 17) 
Mayer. Living in New Orleans, Louisi- 

Patricia Crow to Giles A. Rawls, '51. 
Living in Port Arthur, Texas. 

Rose Cunningham, '57, to O. Gerald 
Trigg, '56. Living in Hopkinsville, Ken- 

Myra Ann Drew, '55-'56, to Joel Webb 
Cooper. Living in Albany, Georgia. 

Vera Bernice Edgar, '54, to Paul G. 
Green. Living in Natchez, Mississippi. 

Charlotte Elliott, '56, to James L. 
Boyd. Living in Sacramento, California. 

Amaryllis Faye Griffin, '56, to Tommie 
Eugene Price, '56. Living in Atlanta, 

Patricia Hudspeth, '55-'56, to Gene 
Bennett Hubbard. Living in Jackson, 

Gladys Keeton, '52-'53, to James E. 
Alford. Living in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Carolyn Lamon, '55, to Hughston Tho- 
mas. Living in Dallas, Texas. 

Betty Louise Landfair, '57, to Jack 
M. McDonald, Jr., curently enrolled. 
Living in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Mary Carolyn Moore to the Reverend 
Ira Meredith Robinson, '52. Living in 
Crowder, Louisiana. 

(Continued on Page 24) 

male classmates approached family re- 
sponsil)ilities more cautiously. The men 
graduating in 1931 averaged 1.5 children 
per graduate, exceeding only four other 
colleges co-operating in the survey. Co- 
eds of the class of 1931 averaged 2.2 
children per graduate, topping women in 
58 other colleges. 

None of the few men graduating in 
1946 who replied to the survey reported 
children, but the women led their con- 
temporaries in 53 other colleges with an 
average of 1.9 children per graduate. 

Good news comes out of the nationwide 
survey of America's college-trained men 
and women. The couples most qualified 
to become parents, those prepared in 
mind and spirit for intelligent citizen- 
ship, are having larger families. 

According to Wilson Compton, presi- 
dent of the Council for Financial Aid to 
Education, during the next ten years 
colleges and universities will need an 
average of more than $500 million addi- 
tional voluntary support each year if 
they are to meet rock-bottom require- 
ments. Much of this support, Compton 
says, must come from alumni, business 
concerns, the professions, foundations, 
related church bodies, labor unions and 
the general public. 

Mr. Compton puts the alternative 
(Continued on Page 25) 

Miller Williams, professor of biology 
at Millsaps, has received the Katherine 
Bellamann award presented annually for 
the poem selected as the best published 
during the year in the poetry magazine 
Lyric. "Andantino" was the award win- 
ing poem. 

The Bellamann award was established 
by Mrs. Bellamann in honor of her 
late husband, Henry Bellamann, author 
of King's Row. 

The first free verse ever published by 
Lyric, "Andantino" also won first place 
in the free verse division of the Missis- 
sippi Poetry Society contest in 1956. 

Quicksilver, a quarterly poetry mag- 
azine, published a portion of the poem 
as being one of the seven most striking 
lines of poetry published in American 
magazines during the preceding three 

Williams is the author of three vol- 
umes of poetry: Et Cetera, Six New Son- 
nets, and Letters to the Editor. 

Holmes Ambrose, head of Millsaps' 
music department, served as chairman 
of Mississippi auditions for the National 
Council of the Metropolitan Opera in 

The auditions were held by the Na- 
tional Council in cooperation with the 
Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the 
Air. Local winners appeared again in 
New Orleans to be judged on a regional 
basis. Winners in New Orleans will be 
sent to New York tO' audition again for 
appearance on the National Auditions 
of the Air. 

Dr. Alfred P. Hamilton, head of the 
department of classical languages, is 
the author of a history of Galloway 
Memorial Methodist Church which was 
published last year. 

The book, Galloway Memorial Metho- 
dist Church— 1836-1956, was published 
by the Parthenon Press of Nashville, 

Dr. Hamilton was asked by the Board 
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Page Twenty-Two 


Tennis To Tennyson 


Dr. M. C. White likes to tell of the 
man who remarked to him, "You're the 
only man I've ever seen who could run 
better than he could walk." 

The remark was made as the man 
watched the 67-year-old professor, who 
walks with a slight limp because he has 
arthritis, as he played tennis. Dr. White 
plays around three times a week, "and," 
he smiles, "until two or three years ago 
my partner, Reid Lipscomb, and I could 
beat any Millsaps doubles team. We 
still beat them sometimes, but more 
often we don't." 

Dr. White is head of the English 
department at Millsaps. He squeezes 
his tennis playing into a regular sched- 
ule of lecturing, writing book reviews, 
coaching the tennis team, reading, grad- 
ing papers, making talks to civic clubs, 
hearing book reports, and listening to 
the problems of the students. 

He usually plays five sets of tennis 
in an afternoon. In 1925 and 1929 he 
won the state singles championship and 
was a member of the championship 
doubles team. He has coached the Mill- 
saps team to victories in the Mississippi 
Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament for 
two of the past three years. 

In his 36 years at Millsaps Dr. White 
has established himself as a favorite on 

Many Interests 
Keep Prof Busy 

the campus, one of those teachers whom 
alumni return to see. Students feel they 
have missed a valuable part of campus 
life if they don't take at least one of 
his courses. Current events are often 
discussed in his classes, and students 
learn almost as much philosophy and 
religion there as they do in the courses. 

A native of Alabama, he was born in 
Uniontown and lived, until he entered 
college, in Newbern. His childhood there 
has furnished many of the stories which 
he tells so well. 

"I was interested in all sports," he 
recalls, "When I was about eight I had 
some trouble with my eyes. Glasses were 
prescribed for me, and for a period of 
about eight years I had two pairs — one 
which I wore and the other which was 
in the shop being repaired. I was ex- 
tremely rough on them because I would 
forget them when I was playing." 

An accident which injured his back 
made it impossible for him. to participate 
in sports for a year or two, and it v;as 
then that he developed his love for 
reading. He recalls that he spent $50 
which he had earned doing odd jobs to 
buy a set of books, which he still has. 

The books are Lord's Beacon Lights of 

A graduate of Birmingham Southern 
College, Dr. White received his Master's 
Degree from Harvard University and his 
Ph.D. degree from the University of 
Wisconsin. He is a member of Kappa 
Alpha, social fraternity; Phi Beta 
Kappa, national scholarship honorary; 
Omicron Delta Kappa, leadership honor- 
ary; and Alpha Psi Omega, dramatics 

Dr. White joined the Millsaps faculty 
in 1920. He had previously taught in 
high schools, served as head of the 
English department at Alabama Pres- 
byterian College, and taught at Austin 
College in Sherman, Texas. 

He has added dramatics to his list 
of achievements. In 1925 he organized 
the Millsaps Players. Only one attempt 
had been made prior to that, and it had 
failed because some people thought that 
a church-supported college had no busi- 
ness producing plays, not even Shape- 
speare's "As You Like It," which was 
the first effort. A change in adminis- 
tration made Dr. White's organization 
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SPRING, 1957 

Page Twenty-Three 


(Continued from Page 22) 

Ann Hobbs Munger, '40-'42, '46-'48, to 
Kenneth Irvin Franks. Living in Jack- 
son, Mississippi. 

Francis Boykin Pittman, '48, to James 
H. Delmas. Living in Meridian, Missis- 

Sylvia Sanford, '54, to John Land 
McDavid. Living in New Orleans, Louis- 

Mary Margaret Schmitt to Benjamin 
Franklin McMath, '48-'52. Living in 
Jackson, Mississippi. 

Mary Sue Smith, '52, to David Barrett 
Haller Best. Living in Indianapolis, 

Carolyn Taylor to Richard Fulton 
Barksdale, '55. Living in Atlanta, Geor- 

Nancy Jane Throckmorton, '52-'53, to 
Alvye Lee Smith. Living in Jackson, 

Patricia Ann Tripp to James Edwin 
Allen,, '53. Living in New York. 

Betty Lou Tune to Thomas W. Guion, 
'47-'49. Living in Greenville, Texas. 

Frances Walton to Harry E. Gulledge. 
'54. Living in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Helen Doris Wilkerson, '52-'54, to 
Thomas Stanley Sims. Living in Jack- 
son, Mississippi. 

Rosemary Williams, '55, to William D. 
Cloughley. Living in Pensacola, Florida. 

Gloria Ann Woods, '51-'52, to Melville 
Mitchell. Living in Starkville, Missis- 

Margaret Airey Woods, '56, to Ben- 
jamin Hal Brown, '56. Living in Mem- 
phis, Tennessee. 


(Continued from Page 17) 
ary 1 to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dorman. 
Mr. Dorman is a member of the class 
of 1941. 

Debra Anne Dunton, born January 24 
to Mr. and Mrs. Ross K. Dunton, of 
Pacoima, California. Mrs. Dunton, the 
former Bessie Mae Haney, attended Mill- 
saps from 1951 through 1953 and served 
as the campus nurse during that period. 

Linda Sue Elgert, born October 30 in 
Baltimore, Maryland. She is the daught- 
er of the Reverend and Mrs. Roger 
Elgert and the sister of Janet Faye 
Elgert, 2. Mrs. Elgert is the former 
Laura Mae Godbold, '47. 

Harry Charles Frye, III, born Novem- 
ber 12 to Dr. and Mrs. H. C. Frye, Jr. 
(Helen McGehee). Dr. Frye, '47, and 
Mrs. Frye, '41-'43, live in Magnolia, Mis- 
sissippi, and have two daughters, Nancy 
and Betsy. 

Michael Ewin Gaby, born January 2 
to Mr. and Mrs. Ewin Dilleno Gaby, Jr. 
(Continued on Page 25) 

Johnny Turner, '56, has completed an 
18-week course of study at the U. S. 
Navy's Officer Candidate School at New- 
port, Rhode Island. He is one of several 
members of the Class of "56 who have 
attended the Newport School. 


(Continued from Page 22) 

of Education and the Board of Stewards 
to write the history. He found the 
assignment more difficult than he had 
imagined. "The lack of materials (at 
the beginning) could not have been more 
complete if there had been a deliberate 
and systematic conspiracy to destroy all 
evidence of its past," he reported. His 
diligence, however, produced an amaz- 
ing wealth of facts. Four years were 
required for their compilation. 

Dr. Hamilton has also written a his- 
tory of the Jackson Rotary Club. He 
has considered writing a history of Mill- 
saps, although no definite plans have 
been made. 

Mrs. Mary B. Clark, a niece of Major 
Millsaps and former assistant librarian, 
is now living with her daughter, Mrs. 
Richard Jones, in Huntsville, Texas. 
Mrs. Clark turned her home on the cam- 
pus over to the College on leaving for 


(Continued from Page 17) 

practice of law in Jackson. He received 
his training for his profession at Mill- 
saps and the University of Mississippi 
and is a frequent visitor to the Millsaps 
Campus. He is single. 

There are, no doubt, other third gen- 
eration graduates of Millsaps College. 
Write the Editor, Major Notes, if you 
know one. Meanwhile, it now appears 
that W. B. Jones, II, will send the first 
of the fourth generation to Millsaps 
College. The Joneses are the parents of 
two daughters, Rebecca Lynn, 2, and 
Deborah Dawn, four months. 


(Continued from Page 9) 

for the alcoholic. Others have been con- 
cerned with exploring the potentialities 
of objective education in the public 
schools and in church schools. 

For those Millsaps alumni and their 
friends who are concerned to make drink- 
ing their business in an intelligent way, 
a real opportunity for study and explora- 
tion of this problem area is available on 
the campus this summer. The Summer 
School of Alcohol Studies at Millsaps 
will provide a four day program of 
lectures, forums, field trips and work- 
shops for public and church school 
teachers, community leaders and the gen- 
eral public. The dates are Monday, July 
29, through Friday, August 2. The cost 
is low, only seventeen dollars, and, for 
many qualified persons, scholarships are 
available on application to Mrs. Vashti 
Cain, Narcotic Education, Woolfolk 
Building, Jackson, Mississippi. 

If alcohol is everybody's business, it 
is everybody's business to be informed. 
Make being informed about alcohol your 


(Continued from Page 14) 

Jack Carson, Turban Bey, Gig Young, 
Shirley Temple, Jane Withers, Gower 
Champion, Mamie Van Doren, and hun- 
dreds of others. 

Twentieth Century Fox has signed him 
to an exclusive seven-year contract, and 
the present talent search is one of his 

Perhaps a Millsaps student will be the 
next name on his list of stars. 

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(Continued from Page 16) 
New York World Fair in 1939 and a 
consultant on Idlewild, Queens and New- 
ark Airports. 

Established Grants 

A staunch supporter of his alma 
mater, Green established the Wharton 
Green 1898 Scholarship on the 50th an- 
niversary of his graduation to aid worthy 
Millsaps students. He also created a 
similar scholarship in honor of his wife, 
the former Clara Barton, which is known 
as the Clara Barton Green Scholarship. 

With the Reverend Alford's passing, 
the two surviving members of the class 
of 1897 are: the Reverend W. B. Jones, 
Nashville, Tennesse, BA; and Paul D. 
Ratliff, Jackson, Mississippi, BL. There 
were twenty-one members originally. 

Surviving Green in the class of 1898 
are the following: Percy Clifton, Jack- 
son; Garner Green, Jackson; and Alex- 
ander Harvey Shannon, address un- 
known, all Bachelor of Arts; and Lemuel 
H. Doty, Biloxi, and John Prince Ed- 
wards, Mendenhall, Bachelor of Law. 
Twenty-four members received degrees 
in 1898. 

and able men and women are attracted 
to the profession. 


(Continued from Page 22) 
bluntly. "What happens to American 
education will eventually happen to 
America," he says. 

The Ford Foundation continues to 
strengthen institutions of higher learn- 
ing and agencies for the relief of human 
suffering through its virtually unre- 
stricted grants. A total of 81 appropria- 
tions by the Foundation of more than 
$40 million was announced for the period 
of January through March. 

Most encouraging to higher education 
and vitally important to the future of the 
nation is the grant of $25 million to the 
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Corporation 
to support a nationwide effort to meet 
the rising shortage of teachers in col- 
leges. Through the program graduate 
fellowships will be provided to some 
5,100 potential college teachers over the 
next five years. Able college students 
will be actively recruited for academic 

Few people realize the seriousness of 
the loss of college faculty members to 
higher paying jobs in business, industry 
and government. By 1970 three times as 
many students will be seeking admission 
to the nation's colleges and universities. 
It doesn't take an Einstein to recognize 
the crisis which seems certain to develop 
unless the loss of teachers is stopped 

Have you heard of the Alumni Fund 
performance of Wofford College, the 
South Carolina Methodist institution with 
an enrollment smaller than Millsaps'? 

From 12% participation by alumni in 
the 1955 fund, and a total contributed 
of considerably less than the Millsaps 
figure this year, Wofford skyrocketed 
to 74.4 9'(i participation and $63,000 in 

How was it done? Roger Milliken, a 
farsighted local industrialist who was 
an alumnus of another institution, heard 
of the great need of the College and the 
poor participation of Wofford alumni. 
He decided to do something about it. For 
each percentage point increase recorded 
in 1956 over the 129'p level, Mr. Milliken 
offered a gift of $1,000. 

Wofford alumni responded dramatic- 
ally. From 12Cr to 74.4% — 3 out of 
every 4 alumni — was enough to lead 
the nation in performance. 

Millsaps alumni have achieved a parti- 
cipation figure of 14.4 Cr in the first year 
of the Fund with $16,261.81 contributed. 
The final figure will be some better. 

Could such a miracle happen at Mill- 


It could if we could find a 

potential Roger Milliken in our ranks — 
and if the same spark could ignite 
our alumni. 


(Continued from Page 24) 

Mr. Gaby is a '53 graduate and Mrs. 
Gaby (Carolyn Hudspeth) attended from 

Elizabeth Lynn Izard, born July 4 to 
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Izard (Betty Klumb, 
'47). The Izards, who live in Columbia, 
South Carolina, have another daughter, 
Mary Kathryn, 5. 

Deborah Dawn Jones, born January 15 
to the Reverend and Mrs. William Bur- 
well Jones (Carol Dean) in Santiago, 
Chile. The Reverend Jones in a 1950 

William Perry Martin, Jr., born Nov- 
ember 8 to Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Martin, 
of Brookhaven, Mississippi. Mrs. Martin 
is the former Milly East, '51. 

Jeffrey Glenn I'arish, born in February 
to ]\Ir. and Mrs. Ted Parish. Mrs. Parish 
is the former Joanna Clayton, '55. They 
live in Vernon, Florida. 

Michael Henry Posey, born February 
22 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to Dr. and 
Mrs. Franz Posey (Linda Lou Langdon), 
both '51. 

John Gregory Ridgway, born March 


(Continued from Page 23) 

possible, and the first production bore 
the fascinating title of "Fascinating 

"Our most successful presentation was 
'Nothing But The Truth.' After the run 
at Millsaps we gave it 15 times more 
over the state. 

"One of the plays had a scene which 
took place in an English pub. Some of 
the boys collected liquor bottles along 
the Gold Coast, and we filled them with 
tea to use in the scene. After the play 
the janitor failed to remove them im- 
mediately, and a visiting minister re- 
ported to the president that someone 
was running a Blind Tiger in the Mill- 
saps chapel!" 

Although he has spent much of his 
spare time directing extracurricular ac- 
tivities. Dr. White feels that they can 
play too large a part in a student's life. 
"Important as they are, they should re- 
main secondary rather than primary. 
The student's first concern should be his 

He believes that the prime purpose of 
education is the development of the 
personality. "We can only acquaint 
students with the facts and help them 
learn where to find an education." 

Active in civic affairs, he has been 
a member of the Lions Club, a member 
of the Board of Stewards and a teacher 
at Galloway Memorial Church, and has 
served in Community Chest drives. 

Dr. White is married to the former 
Bessie Linn Bilbro. They have one son, 
Milton Robert, a 1941 graduate of Mill- 
saps, who resides in Marianna, Florida. 

29 to Dr. and Mrs. Walter Ridgway in 
Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Ridgway is a 
'43 graduate. John Gregory has a 
brother, Walter Stevens, Jr., 2^2. 

John Hubbard Smylie, born November 
1 to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Melville 
Smylie in Baton Rouge. Louisiana. Mrs. 
Smylie is the former Patricia O'Brien, 
class of 1940. John Hubbard was wel- 
comed by two and one half year old 

Susan Elizabeth Young, born April 2 
to Lt. and Mrs. James L. Young (Joan 
Wignall), '52 and '51-'52, in Sasebo, 
Japan. The Youngs also have two sons, 
David and Frank. 

SPRING, 1957 

Page Twenty-Five 


Early Days (1892-1907) 

A drugstore which he describes as 
"most unusual" keeps Joseph Hart, '96- 
'98, quite busy these days. His son is 
associated with him in operating the 
store, which is located in Seattle, Wash- 
ington. Mr. Hart celebrated his 76th 
birthday this year. 

J. M. Kennedy, '04, has the distinction 
of being the only graduate to complete 
the work for three degrees at Millsaps. 
He makes his home in Bay Springs, 


At the College of the Bible Centen- 
nial Development Convocation in Lex- 
ington, W. B. McCarty, '05-'09, received 
a special citation honoring him for 
"Christian statesmanship as demonstrat- 
ed by your vision, faith, wisdom, love 
for the Brotherhood and willingness thus 
to dedicate your life to the Kingdom of 
God on earth." Mr. McO^rty is a 
Jackson, Mississippi, resident. 

Mrs. A. M. Kirkpatrick (Leota Tay- 
lor), '18, has the distinction of being the 
youngest (18) and first woman in Mis- 
sissippi to pass the Bar examination, 
also winning the Mortimer Law Medal. 
She attributes her success to her law 
course at Millsaps. 


Grenada graduate Mrs. L. J. Page, '21, 
is teaching in the Grenada City Schools. 
She is the former Thelma Home. Her 
son, Leslie, Jr., a '54 graduate, is doing 
graduate work in religious education at 

After leaving Millsaps in 1925, Mrs. 
Ralph H. Read (Mary Lorene Hill, '23- 
'25) received her degree from Columbia 
University, taught school, married, and 
now has two children in college. She 
is a special education teacher and her 
husband is a pastor of the North Con- 
gregational Church in Detroit, Michigan. 

Mrs. Lucie Mae (McMuUan) Bishop, 

'26, is planning to attend the American 
Library Association Conference in Kan- 
sas City, Missouri, in June. She serves 
as librarian of Southwestern Louisiana 
College in Hammond. 

Mrs. Nelson Gill has two additional 
reasons for attending all alumni func- 
tions — her daughters. Lady Nelson, who 
is a senior, and Mabel, a junior. The 

former Gladys Howie, Mrs. Gill is a aeology at the American Museum of 
1926 graduate. Natural History. 

The Allison Art Colony held an exhi- 
bition of paintings by Helen Jay Lotter- 
hos, '27, last fall. An art teacher in 
Jackson, she is included in "Who's Who 
in American Art." Among other honors, 
she has received the Gold Medal in the 
National Water Color and National Oil 
Exhibitions of the Mississippi Art As- 
sociation and the Edward S. Shorter 
Prize in the Southern States Art League. 

Dr. A. V. Beacham, '28, has been elect- 
ed president of the General Practice As- 
sembly for the state of Mississippi for 
the coming year. He is a resident of 
Magnolia, Mississippi. 

Teaching in the American Dependent 
Schools for the Air Force for the past 
two years has provided Mrs. Keener 
Lawson Bowden the opportunity of tour- 
ing 16 European countries. She was a 
member of Grenada College's class of 


A new record of flight over the Pacific 
was established by Captain Ben Harrell, 
'31, son of emeritus professor G. L. Har- 
rell. He piloted a Pan-American Air- 
ways Strato-clipper DC-7C from Tokyo 
to San Francisco via Seattle in 19 hours 
and 48 minutes. A resident of Palo Alto, 
California, Mr. Harrell is administrative 
check pilot of all incoming new pilots 
in the Pacific and Alaskan area for Pan 

Bank examiner W. J. Tremaine makes 
his home in Jackson, but his job takes 
him all over the state. Mr. Tremaine, 
who attended from 1930-32, has two 
children, a boy and a girl. 

Three Millsaps alumni have been hon- 
ored by the Boy Scouts of America. 
Eddie Khayat, '32, and Joe Hinds, '30-'32, 
were awarded Silver Beaver awards, 
highest honor in Scouting. B. M. Stevens, 
Sr., who received an honorary degree 
from Millsaps in 1952, was elected pres- 
ident of the Pine Burr Area Scout 

Mrs. James A. Ford (Ethel Campbell, 

'29-'33) and her husband are living in 
New York City. Mr. Ford is recognized 
as the leading authority on the arch- 
aeology of the Southeastern United 
States and is associate curator of arch- 

The Carlsbad, New Mexico, city 
schools are the chief concern of the Joe 
Stroud family. Mr. Stroud is director 
of guidance for the schools, Mrs. Stroud 
(Mary Humes, '35) teaches a special 
class for handicapped children, and son 
Al is a member of the seventh grade. 

Mrs. S. L. Moorhead (Mabel Martin, 

Grenada '34-'36) is teaching music in 
Holcomb High School. Holcomb is lo- 
cated near Grenada, Mississippi. 

The weather man was already putting 
on a show in New York last November 
when Paul Sheffield gave us a report, 
but it was only a preview of things to 
come. Even the fact that they were 
living in South Brooklyn failed to help 
them. Mrs. Sheffield is the former 
Carolyn Buck, '36-'39, and Mr. Sheffield 
is a 1939 graduate. They have two 
children, Sandra and Paul, Jr. 

Ross Shelton, '39, was named Man of 
the Year of the Mississippi agency of the 
Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company 
recently. He was also featured in the 
February issue of "Insurance Field," 
one of the country's leading insurance 

Kate Wells, '40, made a tour of 
eleven European countries last summer, 
a member of a party of 45. She is a 
junior statistician with the Tennessee 
Department of Public Health. 

A promotion to manager of Manu- 
facturing Department Coordination for 
Ethyl Corporation took Mr. and Mrs. 
Thomas M. Smylie (Patricia O'Brien, '40) 
away from Dixie to Greenwich, Con- 
necticut. They were welcomed by Mr. 
and Mrs. Richard Lauderdale (Mary 
Elizabeth Nordin), both '42, and Mrs. 
Betty Adams Chitwood, '41-'42. 

Richard Dorman has been named as- 
sistant manager for the Bastian-Bless- 
ing Company in Chicago. He is a mem- 
ber of the class of 1941. 

Serving as organist and choir director 
at the Senatobia Methodist Church, in 
addition to her duties as mother and 
homemaker, keeps Mrs. Magee Gabbert 
(Kathryn DeCelle), '41, quite busy. Her 
husband is an oil and gas jobber. Kay, 

Page Twenty-Six 


S, Pattie, 5, and Scott, 3, complete the 

oming he worked as assistant auditor 
for a major oil company. 

The University of Mississippi has an- 
nounced that Margaret Aronelle Lofton, 
'42, was awarded a Master of Education 
degree in secondary education last sum- 
mer. Miss Lofton makes her home in 
Brookhaven, Mississippi. 

Albert G. Sanders, Jr., '42, has been 
named executive director of the North 
Mississippi Industrial Development As- 
sociation. Formerly a member of the 
Agricultural and Industrial Board in 
Jackson, he assumed his new duties in 

A student in the School of Social 
Welfare at Louisiana State University, 
Mrs. H. N. Minnis, Jr. (Mary Emma 
Ervin) holds a scholarship from the 
Jlississippi Department of Public Wel- 
fare in Public Assistance. A 1943 grad- 
uate of Millsaps, she plans to return to 
the field of public assistance when she 
completes her training. 

A Danforth Campus Christian Worker 
Grant has been awarded to the Reverend 
Sam Barefield, '46. He and his wife 
(Mary Nell Sells, '46) are living in 
Hattiesburg, where he is director of the 
Wesley Foundation on the Mississippi 
Southern College campus. 

Mrs. Charles E. Salter, Jr. (Marjorie 
Burdsal) and her engineer husband are 
the parents of three girls — Barbara, 7; 
Beverly, 4; and Lynette, 2. Mrs. Salter 
is a member of the class of 1946. 

Mrs. George C. Curtis (Lois Ann Fritz, 
'46) responded to our request for news 
but reported that there was nothing 
exciting except her four children: Gary, 
7%; Wayne, 5%; Cathy 4; and Greg, 1. 
Mrs. Curtis and her family are living in 
Smyrna, Georgia. 

A trip back to Mississippi was on the 
spring schedule of Mrs. Edward M. An- 
derson (Flora Giardina, '47) and her 
family. It will be a long one — she, her 
husband, and the children, Kristy, 4, 
and Mike, 2, live in Eugene, Oregon. 

Clarence H. Denser, Jr., '47, has 
changed his title from captain to doctor 
and his location from the sunny state 
of California to the sunny state of 
Florida. He is now employed by the 
Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee, 

After several years in Wyoming, 
James Hoggs, '48, has moved back to 
his hometown, Meridian. While in Wy- 

Thomas T. Boswell, '46-'48, is in his 
third year as math teacher at Hernando, 
Mississippi, Hig'h School. In addition 
to his teaching duties he directs a 
twenty-voice glee club. 

The Reverend Everette R. Watts, '49, 
is the newly appointed Director of Youth 
Work for the Mississippi Conference 
Board of Education of the Methodist 
Church. Before assuming this position 
he served as the pastor of the Bucka- 
tunna-State Line Charge. 

Class of 1950 

James Bennett Lewis received his 
Master of Arts degree in mathe- 
matics from the University of Mississippi 
at the summer commencement exercises 
held August 19. He is married to the 
former Doris Ann Barlow, '51. 

B. Q. James' Air Force stint took him 
from Colorado to Florida to Oklahoma, 
but now he and his wife, the former 
Glenna Goodwin, '53, have settled in 
Jackson, Mississippi, with their son, 
Benjamin Quitman, III. Mr. James, an 
agent with Pilot Life Insurance Com- 
pany, attended from 1948-1950. 

Class of 1951 

June of this year will mark the 
first anniversary of residency in Jackson 
for Mr. and Mrs. James Watts Clark. 
Mr. Clark is associated with Overstreet, 
Ware, and Ware, Architects. The couple 
are the parents of a son, James Watts, 
II, 15 months. Mrs. Clark is the former 
.Mary Alice Moss. 

A Ph.D. degree in psychology has been 
awarded to David Leigh Easley by 
Vanderbilt University. His dissertation 
title was "Associative Inhibition as a 
Function of Temporal Interval and 

Class of 1952 

Gaston Hall has been elected president 
of the Graduate Students Association of 
Yale University. He is studying French 
and Italian literature. 

Peter J. Costas is proud of the fact 
that his brother, Anthony, recently ar- 
rived from Greece and is a student at 
Millsaps now. Mr. Costas, who attended 
from 1949-1952, owns a business enter- 
prise in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Class of 1953 

The Boston University Philosophical 
Club has elected Allie M. Frazier pres- 
ident for the coming year. He is a 

candidate for a Ph.D. degree at the uni- 
versity. He and his wife have one son, 
Tommy, who is two and one half years 

Temco Aircraft has Mrs. B. H. Reed 
(Amelia Ann Pendergraft, '51-'53) and 
her family living in Dallas, Texas. Mr. 
Reed is an engineer for the company. 
They have two children, Kenneth and 

Class of 1954 

Hugh Burford was awarded his 
Master of Science degree in pharma- 
ceutical chemistry by the University of 
Mississippi last summer. Now serving 
in the Army at Fort Jackson, South 
Carolina, he plans to enter graduate 
school to work for his Ph.D. after his 

Mrs. Louie C. Short (Frances Jo Pea- 
cock) is employed as the physical 
therapist at the San Diego County Hos- 
pital while her husband, who attended 
from 1950-1953, serves two years in the 
Navy. Dr. Short recently received his 
D.D.S. degree. 

Daniel Talmadge Keel, Jr., is interning 
at the Baroness Erlanger Hospital in 
Chattanooga, Tennessee. He attended 
the University of Tennessee Medical 

Audrey Jennings reports that she 
has "finally begun honest labor." 
(She's been in graduate school at Tulane 
since graduation). With her thesis Hear- 
ing completion and as a candidate for 
her MA in sociology in June, she has 
accepted a position with the Milne Boys 
Home in New Orleans. 

Class of 1955 

Roy Acton Parker is an Atomic En- 
ergy Commission fellow at Vanderbilt 
University. He received the Theta Nu 
Sigma science award on his graduation 
from Millsaps. 

Three 1955 graduates have received 
advanced degrees from the University 
of Mississippi. They are Eugene B. 
Antley, Master's in social science; Low- 
ell Jones, Master's in social science; and 
Charles Thomas Ellington, Master's in 
business administration. 

A LT.S.-2 under the Woman's Division 
of the Board of Missions of the Meth- 
odist Church, Teresa Terry is working 
at the Wesley Community Center in 
Chattanooga, Tennessee, as a group 

SPRING, 1957 

Page Twenty-Seven 


The week of May 25-June 1 is Exam Week at Millsaps. Students have been studying, organizing notes, 
and getting ready for the big event which can mean the difference between an A and a B or, in a few cases, 
passing and faihng. 

Alumni are often amazed to find how much they've forgotten or how much they never knew. Look 
over the questions below, which were part of the actual exams given in recent years in the subjects, and 
see how well you do. 

In Philosophy (DR. N. bond Fleming) : 

What is meant by saying that 'deduction's poison is induction's meat?' What is 
the basis for reasoning by analogy? Which of Mill's) methods is most scientific? 
What is meant by the coefficient of correlation ? Name two criteria for a good 
hypothesis. What failure of Bacon's really kept him from being the founder 
of induction? 

In EngHsh (MRS. marguerite goodman) : 

This is what it says; in your words, briefly, what does it mean: 

(1) Fairy tales are made out of the dreams of the poor. 

(2) Nothing is more natural for people whose education has been neglected 
than to spell evolution with an initial r. 

(3) I have no right to tamper with your flute and then criticize your music. 

In History (DR- ROSS h. moore) : 

This was the question for the History 11 examination in 1956: 
Outline and discuss the power of the rulers of France 800-1500. 

In Psychology (DR- Russell levanway) : 

What attitudes, values and personality characteristics should the home provide 
the child in preparation for his coming into contact with a larger environment? 
-■ Develop a comprehensive approach to the problem of discipline. 

In Biology (professor r. p. ward) : 

Classify the following glands as to whether they are: 

a. exocrine Liver Thyroid 

, . b. endocrine pancreas Gastric glands 

c. mixed Sublingual 

d. none of these . 


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Continuing education should be an aim of every college graduate and is one of the objectives of the 
Alumni Association. It is one of the purposes of the annual seminars held on Alumni Day. Plan to attend 
next year — you'll enjoy it and learn a great deal, too. 


Summer. 1957 

Alumni Fund Issue 

Alumni Returned To Classes 

oA cMessage . . . 
From the President 

April 9, 1957, may well be considered 
one of the significant dates in the his- 
tory of Millsaps College. On that Tues- 
day the first group of "Millsaps College 
Associates" joined the Trustees at the 
College for an initial meeting. 

So enthusiastic was this group from 
the outset that we might say the Trus- 
tees) joined them. The 
morning program had 
three constituent 
parts. (1) Statements 
by two students con- 
cerning what Millsaps 
College had meant to 
them. (2) Statements 
by an Alumnus and 
a Trustee about the 
future opportunities 
of the College. (3) 
k presentation by the Administration 
outlining- some of the areas in which the 
Associates can substantially assist the 

It was unanimously agreed that the 
statements by the two students were 
the most impressive. From the point of 
view of the Administration the effect 
could not have been better planned. 

Forty-two persons have accepted our 
invitation to become Millsaps College 
Associates. The Associates and Trustees 
will name appropriate officers and in- 
vite additional members. It is contem- 
plated that 100 persons will eventually 
be named. The group includes men and 
women, alumni and other than alumni, 
Methodist and non-Methodist. The poten- 
tial effectiveness of such a group in the 
strengthening of the College is exciting 
and reassuring. 

An increasingly popular and successful feature of Alumni Day each spring is the 
seminar session conducted by Millsaps College professors. The 1957 series is pic- 
tured above. In the top picture Dr. M. C. \Ahite speaks on "What's Wrong with 
Modern Poetry." The middle photograph shows Dr. J. E. McCracken lecturing on 
"The Birth of an Adult." Dr. J. S. Ferguson presents the subject "The Middle East 
and the Future" in the third picture.. The purpose of the seminars is to promote a 
continuing interest in education on the part of alumni. 

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The brilliantly lighted Union Build- 
ing stands out in dramatic relief 
against the gathering darkness of 
the evening. The newest addition to 
to the campus will house student 
offices, the cafeteria, grill and book- 
store. Most exciting for members of 
the campus community is the provi- 
sion made for student social life in 
the new building. 




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Alumni Election 5 

Building Program _; 6 

Graduation, '57 7 

New Faculty 

Your Homecoming .. 
Pickett Heads Fund 
Alumni Fund Report 

Alumnus of the Year How Do You Read? Campus News 

Personals Students Witness Conference Pageant 

Alumni Day Scenes Students Give Sports Summary 

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Success Story — . 
Millsaps Writers 

Editor -. James J. Livesay 

Assistant Editor Shirley Caldwell 

SUMMER, 1957 

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Campus life will center around the 
beautiful Union Building. Students will 
find a greater unity within its walls. 

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Official Opening of Union Building 
Is September 26 

The Union Building, the second 
major construction project of the Million 
for Millsaps campaign, will be officially 
opened on Thursday, September 26. 

The ceremonies will also signal the 
formal opening of the sixty-sixth ses- 
sion of Millsaps College and the annual 
observance of Founders Day. 

Dr. Theodore A. Distler, of Washing- 
ton, D. C, executive director of the Am- 
erican Association of Colleges and one of 
America's most distinguished educators, 
will speak at opening ceremonies. His 
subject will be "Christian Higher Educa- 
tion and Liberal Arts Education." 

The program will be held out of doors 
to accommodate the hundreds of Missis- 
sippians and out-of-state guests expect- 
ed to attend. 

On Wednesday, September 25, a dinner 
will be held in the new cafeteria as a 
part of the celebration of the attainment 
of the campaign's second objective. In 
attendance will be the faculty, trustees, 
Millsaps College Associates, members of 

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the Board of Directors of the Alumni 
Association, members of the Commission 
on Christian Higher Education of the 
two conferences of Mississippi Metho- 
dism, and their wives. 

Thursday's ceremonies will begin at 
10 a.m. with an academic procession 
which will include faculty members, 
platform guests, and members of the 
class of 1958. 

The Union Building, which fills the 
area between Sullivan-Harrell Hall and 
Buie Gymnasium, will house student 
offices, the bookstore, grill and cafe- 
teria. Two private dining rooms will be 
available for use by members of the 
College community and related organiza- 
tions. A large area has been provided 
for student social activities. It is com- 
pletely air conditioned. 

The first objective of the Million for 
Millsaps campaign was reached in Sep- 
tember, 1955, when the library was re- 
'modeled and greatly enlarged. It was 
the first building on the campus to be 
air conditioned. 

.'symbol of the Millsaps Way in education, 
the Christian Center will continue tc 
call students to worship and study. 

MAJOR note; 

Forest Attorney Named Alumni President 

A lawyer, a minister, a doctor and 
two homemakers have been elected to 
top Alumni Association offices for the 
year 1957-58. 

In an election which set a new record 
for alumni participation in a College 
event, 0. B. Triplett, Jr., '25, Forest at- 
torney, was named president of the As- 
sociation. More than 1,100 cast their 
votes in the "ballot-by-mail'' primary. 

Triplett won over George Pickett, '27- 
'30, in one of the closest races on record 
in Association files. 

Alumni elected the Reverend Roy C. 
Clark, '41, pastor of Capitol Street 
Jlethodist Church, Dr. Charles Wright, 
'4S, physician, and Mrs. Ross Barnett, 
'28, wife of attorney Ross Barnett, to 
serve as vice presidents. All are residents 
of Jackson. Others in the race were 
Reynolds Cheney, Jackson attorney; Dr. 
Turner Morgan, Jackson dentist; and 
G. C. Clark, Jackson businessman. 

Mrs. T. H. Naylor, '28, Jackson house- 
wife, defeated Shirley Norwood Jones, 
'50, for the office of recording secretary. 
B'Irs. Jones is a Jackson attorney. 

Officers who headed the work of the 
Association during 195G-57 were Craig 
Castle, Jackson, president; W. L. Cara- 
way, Leland, Fred Ezelle and Martha 
Gerald, Jackson, vice presidents; and 
Mrs. T. F. Larche, Jackson, recording 

Mrs. Cobb Dies Suddenly 

Members of the Millsaps College 
family were saddened to learn of the 
death on May 20 of Mrs. H. W. Cobb, 
retired professor of Spanish. 

Mrs. Cobb, who lived in Claremont, 
California, was stricken with a heart at- 
tack and succumbed after hospitaliza- 
tion. She and her husband were planning 
a trip through the southern portions of 
the nation at the time of her death. 
Letters to friends at Millsaps revealed 
that they planned to visit the campus 
during the trip. 

In 1931, Mrs. Cobb joined the Millsaps 
faculty as professor of Spanish and 
taught continuously until her retirement 
at the close of the 1951-52 session. Her 
educational preparation included a Bache- 
lor of Arts degi-ee from St. Lawrence 
University and a Master of Arts degree 
from the University of North Carolina. 

Active in civic affairs as well as edu- 
cational endeavors, Mrs. Cobb was a 
member of the League of Women Voters, 
the American Association of University 
Women, and Kappa Kappa Gamma social 

More than 1,100 alumni cast their ballots in the 19,')7-.">8 election of Alumni Associa- 
tion officers, breaking all records for participation in the annual event. The new of- 
ficers pictured above are, left to right, O. I!. Triplett, Forest, president; Mrs. T. 
H. Naylor, Jackson, secretary; Mrs. Ross Barnett. Jackson, vice-president; and 
the Reverend Roy C. Clark, Jackson, vice-president. Not shown is Dr. Charles 
Wright, Jackson, vice-president. 


A limited number of 33 1/3 long 
play RCA-Victor recordings of the 
.Millsaps Singers in sacred concert. 
The record contains nine selec- 
tions and features a sixty-voice a 
eappella choir under the direction of 
Dr. Alvin Jon King, emeritus direc- 
tor anil founder of the Millsaps Sing- 

Records sell for $3.95 including 
mailing charges. Address your order 
to Director, Department of Public Re- 
lations, Millsaps College, Jackson, 

sorority. During her student days she 
was selected for membership in Phi 
Beta Kappa. 

Mrs. Cobb is survived by her husband, 
Henry W. Cobb, of Claremont, California, 
for many years a professor and business 
manager at Tougaloo College: and a 
daughter, Eleanor Cobb, '41, of San 
F'l-ancisco, an employee of the U. S. State 

Interment took place in Claremont, 

Enrollment Nears 900 

For the second consecutive year Mill- 
saps College officials were expecting en- 
rollment to edge near the 900 mark when 
the fall session opened on September 9. 

Dean James S. Ferguson said that 
a higher percentage of returning form- 
er students and fewer cancellations 
among new students was limiting sharp- 
ly the number of late summer accept- 

Applications for admission during the 
month of August closely paralleled last 
year's figure but rejections for the 1957- 
58 session were running' higher. 

Most of the applicants are from the 
RTou|) born in 1939 and 1940 before 
the birth rate began to rise sharply. 
Millsaps, along with other colleges and 
universities, will feel the first effects 
of the much heralded "tidal wave of en- 
rollment" by 1960. A policy of "con- 
trolled gTOwth" is expected to allow for 
gradual increases in enrollment while 
assuring the maintenance of the char- 
acter of a small college. 

Dr. Ferguson pointed out that an in- 
crease in the percentage of men among 
new students enrolled will be recorded 
over last year's student body. 

SUMMER, 1957 

Page Five 

Building Program Continues 


The building program at Millsaps Col- 
lege, inaugurated in 1954 to provide facil- 
ities for housing and academic needs, 
continues at a steady pace as the new 
school year begins. 

Contracts have been awarded to a 
Jackson, Mississippi, firm for the con- 
struction of two dormitories and work- 
men are applying the finishing touches 
to the new faculty offices and class- 
rooms in Murrah Hall. 

The Union Building has been com- 
pleted and will be officially opened on 
September 2(;. A story in this issue 
gives details of this project. 

The two dormitories, one for men and 
one for women, will be financed through 
the Home and Housing Finance Agency 
of the Federal government. 

Scheduled for occupancy by Septem- 
ber, 1958, the two housing units will 
eliminate the necessity of placing three 
students in each room. The women's 
dormitory will house 96 students and 
the men's unit will accommodate 136 
students on the basis of two assig^^ed to 
each room. 

Auxiliary houses on Park Avenue and 
Adelle Street will be closed when the 
new dormitories are opened, allowing 
for an increase in enrollment of not 
more than 75 students. 

A location near North State Street 
immediately north of Sanders Hall has 
been selected for the women's dormi- 
tory. The southwestern portion of the 
campus on the site of the veterans 
apartments will be the location of the 
new unit for men. It will be joined 
to Galloway Hall and will complete the 
final portion of the "H" made by Bur- 
ton Hall and Galloway Hall. 

Originally scheduled to house only 
100 men, the new dormitory will be built 
to accommodate 136 students. The ex- 
pansion in capacity is subject to the 
approval of the lending agency. 

Another project of great importance, 
the conversion of Murrah Hall auditor- 
ium to faculty offices and classrooms, 
will be completed by October 1. 

The new three-story space will pro- 
vide facilities for private offices for 24 

Page Six 

faculty members, seven classrooms, a 
faculty lounge, and restrooms. The en- 
tire area will be air conditioned for year- 
round comfort. The project will en- 
able every instructor to have a private 
office and will provide, by use of space 
in the Library and Union Building, air 
conditioned classrooms for most of the 
summer session classes. 

The cost of the Murrah Chapel re- 
conditioning, $130,000, will be met by 
applying the accomplishment grant of 
the Ford Foundation gift and budgeting 
the remaining $28,500 over a period of 
several years. 

A project smaller in size, but of real 
significance to the campus community, 
is the relocation of the Infirmary. Di- 
rected by maintenance supervisor Carl 
Phillips, the job was scheduled for com- 
pletion by the beginning of the session 
in September. 

The new facilities are located in two 
of the former veteran apartments, which 
have been moved to the eastern edge of 
the campus and immediately south of 
Faculty Row. The Infirmary was form- 
erly located in the green "temporary 
World War I" barracks near the Christ- 
ian Center. 

Ill addition to major construction pro- 
jects, the campus maintenance force has 

been readying College facilities for the 
fall session. 

Business Manager J. W. Wood an- 
nounced at press time the employment 
of an additional staff member to super- 
vise air conditioning and electrical en- 
gineering for the new buildings on the 

Included on the list of projects com- 
pleted "behind the scene" are the con- 
version of the old cafeteria to recreation 
area for men; installation of new plumb- 
ing in Founders Hall, including tile 
baths and showers; construction of a 
service drive and parking lot to serve 
the Union Building and Buie Gymna- 
sium; revision of the electrical distri- 
bution system which increased voltage 
from 2,300 to 13,000 volts; renovation of 
the band hall and the construction of 
a new office for the director; and the 
construction of an additional laboratory 
for the geology department and rewiring 
of the biology laboratory. 

To enable custodial staff members to 
maintain grounds more efficiently a new 
tractor and a mowing machine have been 
purchased. Golfers will be interested to 
learn that Number 7 green has been 
moved to make way for the construction 
of the women's dormitory. 

The usual painting and repairing has 
been in progress throughout the summer, 
Mr. Wood said. 

iMurrah Hall Chapel, for generations of Millsaps 
alumni a place of inspiration and entertainment, 
« ill fill a new role in College life this fall. It 
will house faculty offices and classrooms and 
will be ready for occupancy by October 1. The 
pictures show the south windows being walled 

n and the new entrance replacing the familiar 
old doors by the water fountain. 



Four Receive 

Honorary Degrees 

At Commencement 

Qne hundred and seventy members of 
the class of 1957 joined thousands of 
men and women on June 3 when tliey 
received degrees and became alumni of 
Millsaps College. 

The graduation exercises officially 
closed the sixty-fifth session of the 

Before the awarding of diplomas, four 
outstanding- Mississippians were recog- 
nized by the College when honorary de- 
grees were bestowed upon them in tra- 
ditional ceremonies. Receiving the degree 
of Doctor of Divinity were the Reverend 
Clyde L. Gunn, pastor of the First 
Methodist Church, Gulf port; and the 
Reverend Felix Sutphin, former pastor 
of Grenada Methodist Church and presi- 
dent-elect of Wood Junior College. John 
L. Stennis, United States senator from 
Mississippi, and W. B. Dribben, superin- 

tendent of schools of Greenwood, Mis- 
sissippi, were awarded the degree of 
Doctor of Laws. 

Speakers for commencement weekend 
were Dr. Ernest C. Colwell, former vice 
president and dean of tlie faculties of 
Emory University, and Dr. H. E. Finger, 
Jr., president of Millsaps College. 

By special request of the members 
of the graduating class, Dr. Finger de- 
livered the baccalaureate sermon on 
June 2 in Galloway Memorial Methodist 
Church. Dr. Colwell brought the bac- 
calaureate address Monday night in the 
Christian Center Auditorium. 

Dr. A. P. Hamilton once ag-ain pre- 
sided during the presentation of medals 
and prizes to the students. Samuel L. 
Jones, Jr., of Jackson, received the 
Founders Medal, awarded annually to the 
senior with the highest quality index for 
his entire college career and a grade of 
excellent on his comprehensive. 

Other honors conferred upon students 
included the Bourgeois Medal awarded 
this year to Margaret Yarbrough, of 
Indianola, sister of Robert M. Yar- 
brough, '47. Eight other awards were 
given to students for superior perform- 
ance in their respective fields. 

Tlie graduation of the class of 1957 
brought to 4214 the number of men 
and women who have received degrees 
from Millsaps College since the first 
commencement in 1895. 





SUMMER, 1957 

Page Seven 

Alumna Returns to Teach 

New Faculty Members Announced 

The Millsaps College faculty was 
strengthened by the addition of eight 
new members when the 1957-58 session 
convened on September 9. 

New professors and their fields are 
Dr. Donald Caplenor, biology; Dr. John 
W. Stevenson, English; Dr. John L. 
Guest, German; Thurston Walls, eco- 
nomics; Richard Fairbanks and Glenn 
F. Welsh, music; Audrey Jennings, so- 
ciology; and Mrs. Robert Anding, educa- 

Dr. Caplenor, who will head the de- 
partment of biology, is a graduate of 
Peabody College. He received his Mas- 
ter of Science and Doctor of Philosophy 
degrees from Vanderbilt University. He 
comes to Millsaps from the Peabody 
College faculty. Other teaching posi- 
tions held by Dr. Caplenor include an 
instructorship at Vanderbilt and the 
chairmanship of the department of bio- 
logy at Georgia Teachers College. 

A graduate of Wofford College, 
Stevenson received his MA and Ph. D. 
degrees from Vanderbilt. He has serv- 
ed on the faculty of Presbyterian Col- 
lege in the department of English for 
seven years. Dr. Stevenson will hold 
the rank of associate professor of Eng- 
lish at Millsaps. 

Dr. Guest will serve as associate pro- 
fessor in the department of German at 
Millsaps. He received his Bachelor of 
Arts degree from the University of 
Texas and completed his graduate study 
at Columbia University and New York 
University, where he received the Mas- 
ter of Arts and Ph.D. degrees. He has 
served as instructor of German at 
New York University and more recent- 
ly at Rutgers University. 

Walls, who has been ;a member of the 
Mississippi State College faculty since 
1938, holding the rank of acting chair- 
man of the department of economics, 
will serve as associate professor of 








economics. He is a graduate of the 
University of Texas and received his 
Master of Arts degree from that insti- 
tution. He has done additional graduate 
work in his field at the University of 

Fairbanks will join the faculty as in- 
structor in the department of music. 
A graduate of the Westminster Choir 
College of Princeton, New Jersey, he re- 
ceived his Master of Music degree from 
that institution in 1955. He will teach 
voice and theory and will direct the 
chapel choir and the Millsaps Madrigal 

A graduate of Duke University, Welsh 
received his Bachelor of Music and 
Master of Music degrees from Yale 
University. As assistant professor in 
the Millsaps music department, he will 
teach piano and theory. He came to 
Millsaps from Bradford Junior College 
in Bradford, Massachusetts, where he 
was director of music. 

Miss Jennings, a 1954 graduate of 
Millsaps College, will serve as instruc- 
tor in the department of sociology. Af- 
ter receiving her Master of Arts de- 
gree from Tulane, she entered the field 
of social work in New Orleans. 

Mrs. Anding, wife of religion profess- 
or Robert Anding, will be a part-time 
instructor in the department of educa- 
tion. A graduate of Millsaps College, 
she received her Master of Education 
degree from the University of Mississip- 

Faculty members who will not return 
for the 1957-58 session include James 
P. Barker, instructor of economics; Dr. 
Roy Prince, professor of romance lang- 
uages; Charles J. Watson, assistant pro- 
fessor of music; Miller AVilliams, in- 
structor of biology; and John Zumbro, 
associate professor of economics, who 
resigned following the completion of a 
leave of absence. 

Page Eight 


1908. They will be holding official reunions during the day. 
The class of 1933 will have its 25-year reunion, and the 
class of 1908 will be honored as the 50-year group. 

Don't underestimate reunions. They provide a common 
meeting ground for friends and classmates. Tlieir success 
depends upon the members of the classes and that extra 
effort they put out (or fail to put out) to attend. 

Homecoming events will get underway at 10 a.m. Satur- 
day with reg-istration. Reunions will begin at 10:30 and 
last until 12 noon, when alumni will have a Dutch luncheon 
in the new cafeteria and participate in a student-alumni 
rally which will build "beat M. C." spirit. The parade will 
form at 1 :30 p.m. on the campus drive and move to Capitol 
Street to begin at 2 p. m. At 3:30 p. ni. students will present 


Reunions Call Twelve Classes 
and Early Days Club Members 
Back to Campus— Majors'Choctaws 
Meet Following Annual Banquet 

Alumni from across the nation will converge on the Mill- 
saps campus on October 19 for that big day, Homecoming. 

Last year's Homecoming has taken its place with other 
events as one of the greatest in College history. One 
alumnus wrote, "I don't recall ever having enjoyed a day as 
much as I did the Homecoming this year at Millsaps." There 
were many other letters praising the day and naming features 
which made it unforgettable. 

Again this year, the opportunity presents itself for all 
Millsaps alumni to share in the program which is planned 
especially for them. The events will begin Friday evening, 
October 18, at (i:30 p.m. when the Early Days Club members 
hold their annual banquet. The Early Days Club is made 
up of alumni who attended Millsaps fifty years ago or 

Tliis will be a special Homecoming for the classes of 
1946, 1945, 1944, 1943, 1933, 1927, 192(3, 1925, 1924, and 
Street to begin at 2 p.m. At 3:30 p.m. students will present 

The football teams of 1927. 1928, 1929 and 1930 got to- 
gether in 1956. 

a variety program in the Christian Center auditorium, and 
at 4:30 p.m. alumni will be taken on a tour to inspect the 
new buildings. The annual Homecoming Banfjuet, with its 
Alumnus-of-the-Year Award presentation, will be held at 
5:30 in the new cafeteria. And, of course, at 8 p.m. the 
annual football game with JHssissippi College will require 
the presence of ALL alumni. 

Make plans to attend Homecoming. There's something 
special about the day over and above all the activities. 
You can't possibly know what it is until you set aside the 
routine and devote a few hours to Jlillsaps College and the 
men and women who are such an important part of your 

. . First Alumni Function in New Cafeteria . . 

SUMMER, 1957 

Page Nine 

Alumni Make History 
During Year 1956-57 

The story of alumni activity during the 
year 1956-57 is a story of achievement. 

The leadership furnished by President 
Craig Castle and the devoted sei'vice 
given by the officers and members of 
the Board of Directors, the class man- 
agers of the Alumni Fund, and many 
others made history. 

It was indeed a great year. The suc- 
cess realized by those who worked hard 
through the twelve-month period can 
partly be attributed to efforts made in 
previous years. We build on the founda- 
tions laid by others. 

It is now appropriate for Major Notes 
to extend for the administration and 
faculty of the College, the students, and 
many others who are devoted to Mill- 
saps College and its ideals, congratula- 
tions and sincere thanks to those who 
made the 1956-57 alumni year a year for 

Listed below, in capsule form, are a 
few of the activities of the Alumni As- 
sociation since July 1, 1956: 

(1) Sponsored a campaign to sell sea- 
son tickets to Millsaps football g-ames. 

(2) Held the annual outing which 
brings together alumni and members 
of the football team for an evening of 
food and fellowship. 

(3) Staged what observers called the 
largest and most successful Homecoming 
in College history. 

(4) Sponsored the annual Alumnus-of- 
the-Year program which honored Rubel 
Phillips as the most outstanding alumnus 
for 1956. 

(5) Established the first annual Alum- 
ni Fund campaign, which brought ap- 
proximately $16,500 to the College for 
unrestricted use, exceeding its goal by 

(6) Obtained the largest participation 
by alumni in a college event in the me- 
mory of officials when more than 1,100 
voted in the election of Alumni Associa- 
tion officers. 

(7) Carried on the work of the As- 
sociation through six committees, four 
meetings of the Board of Dii-ectors and 
many more meetings of the alumni of- 

(8) Increased interest and participa- 
tion of alumni in College affairs through 
organized programs and individual ef- 

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Heads Alumni Fund 

George Pickett, Jackson insurance exec- 
utive and civic leader, has been named 
chairman of the 1957-58 Alumni Fund 
campaign. He succeeds Nat Rogers, '41, 
who guided the Fund through its firvt 
year to a successful conclusion. 

The announcement of Pickett's ap- 
pointment was made at press time by 
Alumni Association president 0. B. Trip- 
lett, '24, of Forest. 

Pickett, who attended Millsaps from 
1927 through 1930, is a member of the 
Board of Directors of the Alumni As- 
sociation and has long been actively en- 
gaged in volunteer work for the College. 

A member of Galloway Memorial 
Methodist Church, he has served in 
leadership positions in many Jackson 
church, civic, and fraternal organiza- 

The Finance Committee of the Alumni 
Association Board of Directors, advisory 
group to the fund chairman, has set 
$17,500 as the minimum goal for the 
1957-58 Fund. 

Last year's goal of $10,000 was ex- 
ceeded by $6,500 under Rogers' leader- 
ship, and College and Alumni Associa- 
tion officials are confident that Chair- 
man Pickett, known for his ability as a 
fund raiser for worthy causes, will go 
over the top on the quota for the cur- 
rent year. 

Unrestricted giving on the part of 
alumni and friends to the Fund will be 
emphasized this year, Pickett said, but 
gifts for specific projects will be ac- 

Seven hundred and eighty-three per- 
sons gave a total of $16,483.81 to the 
Fund last year. Total giving through the 
old dues program in 1955-56 was $2,900. 

Outstanding Alumnus 
To Be Selected Soon 

Do you know of a Millsaps College 
graduate or former student whose con- 
tributions and achievement, particularly 
those of the past 12 months, have been 

If so, perhaps you should nominate 
that person for the Alumnus-of-the-Year 

Now in its sixth consecutive year, th? 
annual award program honors a Mill- 
saps alumnus as the highlight of the big 
Homecoming weekend program. 

Last year Mississippi Public Service 
Commissioner Rubel Phillips was chosen 
to receive the Alumnus-of-the-Year 
Award, the highest honor given by the 
College exclusively to its alumni. Other 
recipients are W. J. Caraway, 1955; Gil- 
bert Cook, Sr., 1954; E. A. Khayat, 1953; 
Dr. Charles L. Neill, 1952; and James 
J. Livesay, 1950. 

A committee composed of three alumni, 
three faculty members, and three stu- 
dents make the final and often difficult 
decision regarding the year's honoree. 
Nominations must be made in writing by 
October 9, fully describing the qualifica- 
tions and activities of the nominee. 

Read These Rules 

Factors considered in the selection of 
the award winner include character and 
contributions in the fields of service to 
Millsaps College, service to the church, 
and service to community and the public. 

Service in any of the fields designated 
above will entitle any alumnus to be 
considered by the committee for the 
award, but sei-vice by nominees in all 
three fields are considered by the award 
committee in making the selection. 

Although primary consideration is 
given to the service performed during 
the year immediately preceding the 
award, the committee also considers the 
service rendered in these fields by 
nominees during all previous years. 

Both men and women are eligible to 
receive the citation. Nominations are 
welcomed from anyone, regardless of col- 
lege affiliation. 

Results of the judging will be reveal- 
ed at the annual Homecoming Dinner, 
Saturday. October 19, when the award 
recipient is honored and the citation of 
merit is read. 

Follow that impulse. Address your 
letter to Alumnus-of-the-Year Commit- 
tee, Millsaps College, Jackson 10, Mis- 
sissippi, today! 

Page Ten 



Here a camera's eye view of Alumni Days held on May 11, 
reveals only a few of the many high moments. In picture 
number 1, faculty and alumni enjoy rare fellowship as they 
gather for the Alumni Day banquet. A scene from the Mill- 
saps Players' production, "The Inverted Year," is shown in 
picture number 2. Alumni saw the three-act play following 
the banquet to climax a day of actitivties. The last alumni 
function ever to be held in old Galloway Hall cafeteria is 
shown in picture number 3. The new cafeteria will be ready 

SUMMER, 1957 

for Homecoming functions. One of the first to register for 
the gathering was (). B. Triplett .Ir. (picture number 4), 
who later in the day was announced as the new Association 
president. In picture number 5, W. F. Murrah. of .>Iem- 
phis. son of former President William I?elton Murrah, 
registers. IMcture number 6 shows outgoing .Association 
president Craig Castle and Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr., going over 
plans for the new year with Mr. Triplett. To really experi- 
ence the thrill of coming back — "do it yourself." 

Page Eleven 

Events of Note From Town and Gown 

Parents are Briefed 

Parents of students entering Millsaps 
College for the first time this fall were 
"one jump ahead" of their sons and 
daughters for once in their lives, thanks 
to a program inaugurated in August by 
the administration of the College. 

It was the new parent orientation pro- 
gram held on August 10, 17, and 26 and 
planned to acquaint parents with the 
purposes, program, and services offered 
by the College. Similar in purpose to the 
annual students' orientation it came sev- 
eral weeks in advance of tlie opening of 
the fall session and prepared parents for 
the experiences which lie ahead for their 

Dr. J. E. McCracken, dean of students, 
directed the parent orientation program 
which made use of panel presentations 
and question and answer sessions. A 
lecture, "The Birth of an Adult," was 
given by Dr. McCracken. 

According to President Finger, the 
purposes of the new program are to 
provide parents with general informa- 
tion about the College, to secure inform- 
ation about new students which will as- 
sist the College in providing for them the 
best program of studies and develop- 
ment possible, to provide parents with 
assistance in planning and preparation 
for college life, and to provide a more 
intimate fellowship between parents and 
the College faculty and staff. 

Response to the program from parents 
was encouraging, officials said. 


Collegians ^' Needed 

An appeal for issues of The Collegian, 
early publication of the Millsaps College 
student body, has been issued by Librar- 
ian Bethany Swearingen and Emeritus 
Professor G. L. Harrell. 

Inaugurated in November, 1898, by the 
class of 1899, The Collegian was publish- 
ed monthly during the college year until 
it was merged with the Purple and White 
in 1909. 

If you have issues of this publication 
and would be willing to donate or sell 
them to the College, please write Miss 
Swearingen or Dr. Harrell. Much of the 
early history of Millsaps College is con- 
tained in its pages and persons furnish- 
ing these missing copies would be doing 
the College a great service. 

\ii indii ilton of the need and desire of 
Millsaps students for the new Union 
Building is the check presented by the 
Majorette (Tub for use in equipping the 
recreation room. Dr. H. E. Finger, .Jr., 
accepts the check from the president of 
the organization, Edna Wixon, Cruger. 
.Members of the group raised the money 
through special projects. 

Students Show Faith 

One of the most inspiring incidents 
of the past school year came to light at 
the final chapel session. 

Members of the Majorette Club, or- 
ganization for women students inter- 
ested in athletics, presented the College 
with a check for $350 to be used in 
equipping the Union Building. Edna 
Wixon, president of the club, made 
the presentation to Dr. Finger, express- 
ing for the group their interest in their 
Alma Mater and its future. 

The money donated by the club was 
raised in special projects to help pro- 
vide equipment for the recreation room 
in the Union Building. The gift was un- 
solicited and came from the desire of 
the Majorette Club members to have 
a part in undeinvriting the current Iniild- 
ing program. 

Often those closest to an event or an 
institution are unable to appraise its im- 
portance or its true significance. It is to 
the everlasting credit of those students 
that they have "eyes to see" and see. 
They point the way that those of us 
who really care about Christian higher 
education must go. 

cAlumni Pioneers 

Twenty-four students composed the 
first class of graduates from the Uni- 
versity of Mississippi School of Medicine 
at its commencement exercises this year. 
Of that numbsr, six were Millsaps grad- 

Blillsaps alumni who received M. D. 
degrees in June were John Campbell Gil- 
liland, '.54; John Milton Giordano, Jr., 
'50; Warren Woodrow Johnson '50; 
Henry I ipes Mills, Jr., '53; Steven La- 
velle Moore, '53; and Nell Ryan, '50. 

Miss Ryan, who served as secretary- 
treasurer of the class, is the only woman 
known to graduate from a four-year 
medical school in Mississippi. She is 
the second Millsaps alumna to gi-adu.ate 
from medical school. 

Other schools represented in the grad- 
uating class were Mississippi College, 
4; University of Mississippi, 10; Mis- 
sissippi State, 2; Delta State, 1; and Mis- 
sissippi Southern, 1. 

The Millsaps graduates will intern in 
the following hospitals: Gilliland, Uni- 
versity Hospital, Jackson; Giordano, Mo- 
bile, Alabama, County Hospital; John- 
son, John Gaston Hospital, Memphis; 
Mills, Orange Memorial Hospital, Or- 
lando, Florida; Moore, Arkansas Baptist 
Hospital, Little Rock; and Bliss Ryan, 
Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville. 

Beg Your Pardon 

We knew it would happen. We knew 
that we would miss many alumni who 
are serving in the field of hig-her educa- 
tion in our article on the subject in the 
spring' issue of Major Notes. 

No one can say we were partial, 
however. We omitted the name of the 
professor who suggested the story and 
did much of the research — and he's a 
Millsaps faculty member, at that. He's 
Dr. Ross H. Moore, chairman of the 
histoi-y department. 

Also omitted from our list were Tom 
Robertson, '41, Anderson College; George 
E. Reves, '29, the Citadel; Francis Bal- 
lard, '24, Southern Methodist University; 
Jean M. Calloway, '44, Carleton College. 
In addition, two recent graduates, Keith 
Dix, '54, and Audrey Jennings, '54, have 
accepted positions in the field. Dix will 
teach at Hampdon-Sydney College, and 
Miss Jennings will join the Millsaps 

We're sorry for the oversight. We will 
appreciate receiving the names of other 
alumni we've overlooked. 

Page Twelve 


A high moment in the history of the 
College is captured by the cameraman. 
It is the ground-breaking ceremony for 
two dormitories planned for occupancy 
by September. 19.i8. Construction was 
scheduled to begin following the govern- 
ment lending agency's approval of the 
firms engaged to build the housing 

unit>. I'ictured loft to right, first 
row are R. W. Naef architect; .1. 
W. Wood, business manager; R. L. 
Ezelle, board member; V. D. Youngblood, 
board member; Bishop Marvin A. Frank- 
lin, chairman of the Board of Trustees; 
H. E. Finger. ,Ir., president; A. Boyd 
Campbell treasurer of the College; and 

lack row — J. L. Gunn, mechanical con- 
tractor; W. L. Gill, designer, of R. W. 
Xaef; R. C. Hawkins, Power Electric 
Company; Colvin Reid, structural de- 
signer, of R. W. Naef; Leigh Watkins. 
111. electrical engineer; D. V. Denny, Jr., 
contractor; M. H. .Minks, Jordan Con- 
struction Company; and Forrest North, 
consultant. Lomax Mechanical Engineers. 

Alumni Serve South 

Three Millsaps alumni took part in the 
southwide conference on post high school 
education of the Southern Regional 
Education Board in Louisville, Kentucky, 
in April. The conference was sponsored 
by the President's Committee on Edu- 
cation Beyond the High School. 

Boyd Campbell, '10, delivered one of 
the keynote speeches at the opening gen- 
eral session. James E. Baxter, '26, Meri- 
dian, was one of the state delegates ap- 
pointed by the governor, and Fred B. 
Smith, '12, Ripley, was invited by the 
President's Committee to participate. 

Three hundred educational, profes- 
sional, and lay leaders from the South 
attemped to find answers to some of the 
pressing problems facing education in 
the region today. 


Here is another request for copies 
of the BOBASHELA, Millsaps College 

Ira Travis, '30, needs a copy of the 
1929 and 1930 BOBSASHELAS and 
would appreciate the assistance of his 
fellow alumni who might have extra 

A resident of San Antonio, Travis 
is a certified life underwriter and is 
most successful in his own agency. He 
was a very welcome guest on the 
campus last October for the Home- 
coming weekend. 

If you have an extra BOBASHELA 
for 1929 or 1930 write the .Mumni 
Office or send a card direct to Mr. 
Travis at 2314 West Huisache, San 
Antonio, Texas. 

Summer Reviewed 

Fifty-two colleges and universities 
were represented in the 1957 Millsaps 
College Summer School student body. 
Four hundred forty-eight students were 
enrolled for courses in the summer ses- 

The University of Mississippi led in 
representatives from other schools with 
4.5 students enrolled, followed by Missis- 
sippi State College for Women with 33. 

The first term of the summer session 
began on June 10. The session closed Au- 
gust 17. More than 60 courses were of- 
fered, and students enrolled in both 
terms were able to earn a maximum of 
14 semester hours. 

During the regular session 892 stu- 
dents were enrolled for credit. 

SUMMER, 1957 

Page Thirteen 

National Winner 

Millsaps College, long a name respect- 
ed in forensic circles, has again achiev- 
ed recognition because of the perform- 
ance of one of its student orators. 

Keith Tonkel, of Clermont, Florida, 
placed second in the national finals of 
the eighty-third annual Interstate Ora- 
torical Contest held in May in Lansing, 

Tonkel, a 1958 senior, won in the men's 
division of the state 
contest earlier to 
qualify for the na- 
t'onal finals at 
Michigan State Col- 

The Millsaps Col- 
lege orator spoke on 
the subject "Today 
ami Tomorrow," in 
which he defended 
the present genera- 
tion of young people and challenged 
them to accept the responsibility which 
is theirs to build a better world. 

First place winner was Jim Johnson, 
of Augustan College, whose subject was 
"Why Elvis Presley?" 

The six speakers sui-viving elimina- 
tion rounds in the national contest re- 
presented the following colleges and uni- 
versities: Millsaps, Augustan, Nebraska 
State Teachers College, University of 
Dubuque, Central State College, and 
Hope College. 

Tonkel also received the John R. 
Mason scholarship in speech for the year. 
This is the second time he has won the 

Could Concern You 

A new policy regarding former stu- 
dents of Millsaps College was inaugurat- 
ed by the alumni office when the new 
year began on July 1. 

Prior to this year former students 
were listed according to the last year in 
which they attended Millsaps. A student 
who attended during the 1951-52 session 
only, for example, was considered a 
member of the class of 1952. Under the 
new plan he will be listed with the stu- 
dents he would have graduated witli if 
he had continued — the class of 1955. 

There will be some former students, 
of course, who did not enter as fresh- 
men. They will be listed with the classes 
of four years later until the alumni 
records clerk is notified by individual 
students of the proper class or until time 
permits her to check transcripts. 

Commencement 1957 was something of a family festival for the Armstrong family, 
of Coffeeville, Mississippi. George W. Armstrong, III, received his diploma, leaving 
two brothers remaining in Millsaps. During the past academic year the Armstrongs 
may have set a record with three members of their immediate family enrolled at the 
same time. Pictured with their father, G. W. Armstrong, are Joe, George, and Ralph. 
Joe is a junior and Ralph is a sophomore. 

A picture which sjmbolizes will undoubtedly bring a touch of sadness 
to many of our post-war alumni. Here the last of the Veteran's .\partments stands 
forlorn and deserted, waiting its turn to be moved or torn down to make way for 
the men's dormitory which will be constructed next to Galloway Hall. The telephone 
booth standing to the right brings to mind a portion of a popular song of a few years 
ago — "A telephone that rings, but who's to answer." Ground will be broken soon 
on the new dormitory which is scheduled for September, 1958, opening. 

Page Fourteen 


College History Depicted 

A pageant depicting the founding and growth and the 
contribution of Millsaps College to the welfare of the state 
and the nation was presented to the two conferences of Mis- 
sissippi Methodism in June as a supplement to President 
Fing-er's annual report. 

Called "The Millsaps Charge," the pageant portrayed the 
three periods in the history of the College. It was written 
and directed by Mrs. Ross H. Moore. 

The 20-year period from 1892 to 1912 was piesented as 
"Years of Crusade," followed by the 1912-1932 era, called 
"Years of Conquest." The twenty years from the depression 
to the present were depicted as "Years of Confirmation." 
1 he voice of Bishop Charles B. Galloway, who has been call- 
ed the spiritual founder of the College, was featured through- 
out the presentation. 

Action in the pageant centered around two students, 
rooniniates. who symbolized every student of every era. The 
Millfaps Madrigal Singers, a 16-voice choir, provided the 
choral background for the pag-eant. 

The final scene featured the contributions of Millsaps 
College alumni to business and the professions. Craig 
Castle, 1956-57 Association president, spoke for all alumni. 
He introduced Albert Sanders, Jr., '42; Dr. James S. Fer- 
guson, '37; Robert Ezelle, '35; and Dr. J. R. Cavett, '41; 
who repesented alumni in the various specialized fields. Dr. 
Finger, a 1937 graduate himself, spoke at the climax of the 

At the Mississippi Conference presentation of the pag- 
eant in Jackson's Galloway Memorial Church, the W. B. 
Jones family, with graduates in each of the three periods of 
College history, was honored by delegates and visitors 
present. Representing the family were W. B. Jones, Sr., '97; 
George H. Jones '25; and George K. Jones, '55. 

The Reverend 0. S. Lewis, '03, Dr. G. L. Harrell, '99, 
the Reverend L. P. Wasson, '04, and Dr. B. E. Mitchell ap- 
peared on the program as the voices of the two Methodist 

Dr. Frank Laney, professor of history at Millsaps, was 
the narrator, and Holmes Ambrose, chairman of the depart- 
ment of music, directed the Madrigal Singers and spoke as 
the voice of Bishop Galloway. 

They Ministered to Men 

Tlie lives of two Millsaps College alumni who are 
serving their fellowmen as chaplains were the subjects of 
recent feature stories in Jackson newspapers. 

They are Rear Admiral William Thomas, '12, now re- 
tired, and Captain Joseph W. Jones, '49, stationed at Fort 
Gordon, Georgia. 

Dr. Thomas is the first Navy chaplain to attain the rank 
of admiral. He has been in the service since 1917, reaching 
the position of Chief of Navy Chaplains before his retire- 
ment in 1949. 

From 1917 until 1933 Admiral Thomas served actively in 
the Navy. In 1933 he was appointed chaplain of the Naval 
Academy at Annapolis. In 1945 he moved to Washington 
as Chief of Navy Chaplains. In recognition of his outstand- 
ing service to his church, his college, and his nation, he was 
awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity by Millsaps College 
in 1935. Since his retirement he has served as dean of Me- 
morial Chapel at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. He filled 

the pulpit of Capitol Street Methodist Church in Jackson 
for six months as a supply pastor in 1953. 

Captain Jones led men into some of the fiercest fighting 
of the World War II European campaign. Today he leads 
soldiers in prayers for peace. He told reporters of his de- 
cision to become a minister: "I saw so much destruction 
during the war that I decided I had to do something about 
it. I felt that through the ministry I might be able to help 
stop another war before it began." 

Captain Jones was a reconnaissance battalion platoon 
leader in 1944-45. His small unit had the job of "clearing 
the road" for the Seventh Armored Division in its battles 
throug'h France, Belgium, and Germany. 

He was wounded twice in the fighting, was captured by 
the enemy, and was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in 
action and the Commendation Ribbon for meritorius serv- 

Admiral Thomas and his wife now live at Lake Juna- 
luska, North Carolina. Captain and Mrs. Jones and their 
two sons live in Augusta, Georgia. 

Millsaps Student Is 
Outstanding Poet 

Millsaps senior John Stone, of Jackson, has been 
named Mississippi's Outstanding Young Poet of 1957. 
His poem was selected from among 2,000 entries in the 
Poetry Parade of 1957. 

Stone also received the State Times Poetry Cup 
for 1957 and the Buena Vista Hotel award, a vacation 
for two people. 

The poem which won the award is given below: 

By John H. .Stone 

Still she watched the summer sun 
Faile, sink, and the skies run 

To a golden hush at the earth's end. 

The chair that he was "going to mend," 
Mis pipe, unemptied, on the chair, 
.A. g-host of autumn in the air. 

The walnut tree, the silent squirrel, 

Tlie swallows which began to swirl 
Around the liill's dissolving rim — 
.\\\ these spoke to her of him. 

For they had loved, and he had died. 

.A. star fell, and burned like pride, 
.And left a brief line on the sky. 
She heard the distant nig-iit-bird cry. 

An outstanding student at Millsaps, Stone was 
named to Who's Who Among Students in American 
Colleges and Universities. He has served as editor of 
Stylus, campus literary magazine, president of the 
Christian Council, president of Westminister Fellow- 
ship, vice-president of Alpha Epsilon Delta, honorary 
pre-niedical fraternity, vice-president of Lambda Chi 
Alpha social fraternity. He is a member of Omicron 
Delta Kappa, men's leadership honorary, Kit Kat, 
men's creative writing- honorary, and the Lambda Chi 

SUMMER, 1957 

Page Fifteen 

Where Do 
Great Ideas Come From? 

From its beginnings this nation has been 
guided by great ideas. 

The men who hammered out the Constitution 
and the Bill of Rights were thinkers— men of 
vision — the best educated men of their day. 
And every major advance in our civilization 
since that time has come from minds equipped 
by education to create great ideas and put 
them into action. 

So, at the very core of our progress is the 
college classroom. It is there that the imagina- 
tion of young men and women gains the in- 
tellectual discipline that turns it to useful 
thinking. It is there that the great ideas of 
the future will be born. 

That is why the present tasks of our colleges 
and universities are of vital concern to every 

American. These institutions are doing their 
utmost to raise their teaching standards, to 
meet the steadily rising pressure for enroll- 
ment, and provide the healthy educational 
climate in which great ideas may flourish. 

They need the help of all who love freedom, all 
who hope for continued progress in science, 
in statesmanship, in the better things of life. 
And they need it noiv! 


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EPORT for 1956-57 



Official Report of The 1956-57 Alumni Fund 

The First in MiBlsaps College History 

Chairman, 1956-57 Fund 

CRAIG CASTLE, President, 1956-57 
Millsaps College Alumni Association 

The first Alumni Fund in the history of the College has been oversubscribed 
by more than $6,000. A goal of $10,000 was set by officials and it was felt that 
the drive could be considered a success if this figure were reached. When the 
campaign closed a total of $16,483.81 had been subscribed. Since 1952-53, the 
Alumni Association had utilized a dues payment system. In 1955-56, approximately 
$2,90U was received through this program. This year's results represent an increase 
in giving on the part of alumni of more than 40U';. Leadership during the past 
year was of outstanding ciuality. Nat Rogers, Fund chairman, Craig Castle, Associa- 
tion president, and others worked tirelessly to spark the drive. Cooperation from 
hundreds of others enabled the Fund officials to record "Mission More Than 


Total Subscribed 

Number of Contributors 

Percentage of Alumni Giving 
Averag'e Gift 





General Contributions No. Amount 

(Less than $100) 713 $ 7,682.81 

Major Investors 62 7,956.00 

Friends 7 815.00 

Corporate Alumnus Program 1 30.00 

783 $16,483.81 

Percentage Giving 

1900 50% 

1892-99 47 

1915 37 

1910 33 

1904 31 

1918 31 

Number Giving 

1953 49 

1941 34 

1947 34 

1949 32 

1950 31 

Total Contributed 




. 584.00 


Page Eighteen 


Report of Giving By Classes 




























































*Includes those 

No. in class* 
who enrolled with class 

No. giving 































but did not gr 

I'ercentage giving 

































SUMMER, 1957 

Page Nineteen 


for the year ending June 30, 1957 

were of vital importance to the success of the Alumni Fund. Loyal alumni willing to give unselfishly of time, effort, and 
financial support to their colleges may yet be the salavation of the har<l-pressed system of private education in America. The 
1956-57 Millsaps College Alumni Fund campaign demonstrat d the validity of this statement. Approximately 300 alumni 
accepted the job of serving as class managers for the Fund. They wrote cards and letters, made telephone calls and personal 
visits urging their fellow alumni to -ive to the Fund. They gjve to the Fund themselves. Consequently the goal set for the 
new program was exceeded by more than $6,000. A salute is due each one who labored so faithfully as a class manager. They 
helped make glorious history. 



1900— Morris A. Chambers; 189':-99— Wharton Green, Joseph Hart; 1915— C. C. Clark, 
R. T. Henry, J. H. Sasser; 1910— A. Boyd Campbell, Charles R. Rew; 1918— Julian 
B. Feibelnian, Mrs. A. M. Kirkpatrick (Leota Taylor). 


1953— J. E. Benson, Charles H. Boyles, Mildred Carpenter, Pat Curtis, Margueritte 
Denny, Allie Mitchell Frazier, Roger F. Hester, Bryant Home, Josephine Lampton, 
Robert Lee Hunt, Irby Turner, Jr., Ewin Gaby, Charles Sommers, and Steven L. 
Moore; 1941— J. R. Cavett, Roy C. Clai'k, Thomas G. Hamby, Joel McDavid, Charles 
Murry, Jr., Nat Rogers, Louis Wilson, Thomas Robertson, and Martha Gerald; 1947 — 
Robert T. Hollingworth, Jr., Mike McLaurin, Inman Moore, Jr., L. L. Brantley, Jr., 
J. H. Cameron, Sarah Frances Clark, Mrs. W. H. Izard (Betty Klunib), Otis Single- 
tary, Jr., Mirl Whitaker, Dan Wright, R. M. Yarbrough, Jr., Nat Hovious, Otho Keith 
Pigott, and James T. McCafferty; 1949— Rowland B. Kennedy, R. H. Conerly, Hiarold 
James, Claude Johnson, Jr., Ralha Doyle McGee, Robert Nay, Mrs. J. D. Powell 
(Elizabeth Lampton), Everett Watts, Raymond Wesson, J. W. Youngblood, Philip 
Irby, Jr., W. F. Goodman, Jr., James Howard Jenkins, Gene T. Fleming, Leonard 
Metts, John A. Neill, Marion Parker, Julian Prince, Floyd Heard, and Edsel Cook; 

1950 Moran Berbett, Henry Blount, Jr., Campbell Cauthen, Mrs. Tom Crosby 

(Wilma Faye Dyess), Royce Dawkins, Jr., Edward Majure, F. M. Martinson, Jr., J. 
G. Millsaps, Jr., Mrs. Dean Jones (Shirley Norwood), Mrs. Dewey Sanderson ( Fannie 
Buck Leonard), Parks Stewart, Robert Lee Walton, Jr., T. B. Abernathy, Richard 
Harris, Joseph R. Huggins, J. E. Johnson, Jr., Earl T. Lewis, A. P. White, and 
Johnnie Jabour. 


1935 — William J. Caraway, Charles Robert Ridgway, Jr., Floyd Lewis, Charles Edwin 
Brown, B. T. Akers, T. A. Baines, Otho Monroe, and Paul Ramsey; 1917 — R. G. Moore, 
Otie Branstetter; 1929^Mrs. Evon Ford (Elizabeth Heidelberg), Theordore K. Scott, 
W. B. Dribben, Robert C. Embry, Albert K. Stackhouse, and Heber Ladner; 1937— 
Mendell M. Davis, Fred Ezelle, and A. T. Tatum. 

Page Twenty 


Major Ir 


istors Club 

Alumni who contributed SI 00 oi 


lo the Millsaps College Alumni Fund during 

the year 1956-57 are listed below 


are charter year members of the Major 

Investors Club. Those giving so generous 

ly of their means to support their Al 


Mater have indeed invested in the 


of Christian higher education in America. 1 

They are shown on the general list alphabetically under the year of graduation. 

Applewhite, Dr. C. C ..BA 07 

Kimball. Mrs. J. T. 


A'^limove Dr Sani E — ■'■*' ^" 

(I.,^,.;.-.- '--. ' - BA 


^^9jilln\jL ^^ f -i-^ Ji * t^ *^ m J — i • 

JIcManus, John S. BS 

Eornctt, iNlrs. Ross 

(Pearl Crawford) BS 26 

McX'air, Dr. S. S. 21 


Beacham, Dr. A. V. BA 28 

Moore, R. G . BA 


Blount, James A. BS 08 

Murry, Dr. C. M BA 


Dranton, Rev. R. R. BA 27 

Neill, C. L. DA 


Branton :\Irs. R. R. 

NeiU, Mrs. C. L. 

(Doris Alford) BA 29 

(Susie Ridgway) BA 

Pickett, George B. 27 


Campbell, A. B. BS 10 

Caraway, Mayor W. J. BS 35 

Pi-opst, Rev. Paul -.24 


Caraway, ilrs. W. J. 

Rhea, Mrs. J. Earl 

(Catherine Ross) BA 35 

(Mildred Clegg) BA 


Castle, Craig BA 47 

Ridgway, C. R. Jr. BA 


Churchwell, W. C. 06-09 

Riley, Solon F. BA 


Collins, W. Harris BA 36 

Rogers, A. L. ... ... _... ..BA 


Cook, Gilbert, Sr. BA 08 

Rogers, Nat „ ._...BA 


Costas, Peter 49-52 

Rogers, Mrs. Nat 

Countiss, Dr. Eugene H BS 30 

(Helen Ricks) .._... BA 


Crawford, Robert L BA 52 

Ross, Dr. Thomas G BS 


Crawford, Mrs. Robert L. 

(Mabel C. Buckley) 49-52 

Sasser, Joseph Harry .. . LLB 


Egger, John F. . „ BA 27 

Schimmel, Mrs. Brevik 

Ezelle, Fred ..BS 37 

(Edith Cort\\Tight) 40-42 

Ezelle, Mrs. Fred 

(Katherine Ann Grimes) BA 42 
Finger, Dr. H. E., Jr. .. BA 37 

Smith, Fred B. - - -. BS 


Spiva Walter .. BA 


Spiva, Jlrs. Walter 

Ford, Mrs. Evon 

(Jlary Davenport) BA 


(Elizabeth Heidelberg) ^ BA 29 

Stevens Dr. B. M. ... LLD 


Franklin, Marvin A. LLD 52 

Golding, Dr. N. J. -BA 17 

Trimble. Airs. Celia Brevard BA 


Green, Wharton BS 98 

Trimble, Janice BA 


Holloman, Thomas Wynn „. BA 01 

Triplett, Oliver B B-A 


Hunt, B. M BA 21 

White, D. M BA 


Jones, Harris A. -BA 99 

Womack, Dr. Noel C. BS 


Jovner, Dr. Austin .- 19-22 

Womack, Mrs. Noel C. 

Kees, Mrs. Wylie V. 

(Flora Mae Arant) . BA 


(Mary Sue Burnham) ... BS 33 

Wroten, Dr. J. D., Sr. BA 


Kennedy, J. M BA 04 

Wroten, INIrs. J. D., Sr. 

Kimball, J. T. BS 34 

(Birdie Gray Steen) BA 


SUMMER, 1957 

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1892-1899 (47%) 
Harris A. Jon?s 
Percy L. Clifton 
Garner W. Green, Sr. 
Wharton Green* 
Joseph Hart* 
William B. Jones 
Hal S. Spragins 
Mrs. G. C. Swearingen 

(Anne Buckley) 
T» ..,.„. A900 ^50%) 
Morris Chambers 
W. T. Clark 
Norman C. Guice 
Thomas M. Lemly 

1901 (8'/f) 
Thomas Wynn Holloman 

1902 (7%) 
Mrs. Mary H. Scott 

(Marv Holloman) 

1903 (27%) 
Allen S. Cameron* 
Felix Grant* 

H. B. Heidelberg 
Aimee Hemingway 
O. S. Lewis* 
Frederick D. Mellen 

1904 (31%) 
C. A. Bowen 

S. C. Hart 

J. M. Kennedy 

Dr. Benton Z. Welch 

1905 (5%) 
Aubrey C. Griffin 

1906 (16%) 
Mrs. O. S. Lewis 

(Evelyn Stevens Cook) 
John L. Neill 

1907 (35%,) 
Dr. C. C. Applewhite 
John William Loch 

J. A. McKee 
C. L. Neill 
Mrs. C. L. Neill 

(Susie Ridgway) 
William Pullen, Jr. 
A. L. Rogers 

1908 (20%,) 
James A. Blount 
Gilbert Cook, Sr. 
Henry Grady Heidelberg 
W. F. Murrah 

Mrs. Bert W. Stiles 
(Bessie Huddleston) 

1909 (27%) 
Jason A. Alford 
W. R. Applewhite 
J. H. Brooks 

W. C. Churchwell 
James Franklin Noble 
Basil F. Witt 

1910 (33%) 
A. Boyd Campbell 
Henry Marvin Frizell 
J. Gann Johnson 
Charles R. Rew 
Charles G. Terrell 
Frank Starr Williams 

1911 (12%) 
Mrs. Forrest G. Cooper 

(Mai'guerite Park) 
Edgar Dade Gunning 
T. H. Phillips 
Eckford L. Summer 

1912 (14%) 
M. W. Cooper 
Randolph Peets, Sr. 
Fred B. Smith 
William N. Thomas 

1913 (21%,) 
James A. Biount 
J. E. Honeycutt 
Sam B. Lampton 
R. E. Nason 
Logan Scarborough 
Frank T. Scott 

Dr. J. D. Wroten. Sr. 

1914 (15%) 

Mrs. W '. R. Applewhite 

(Ruth Mitchell) 
J. B. Cain 
T. M. Cooper 
Mrs. J. D. Wroten. Sr. 

(Birdie Gray Steen) 

1915 (37%) 
Sallie W. Baley 

C. C. Clark 
Robert T. Henry 
E. L. Hillman 
Rams y W. Roberts 
Joseph Harry Sasser 
William E. Toles 

1916 (.'%) 
Mrs. P. M. Hollis 

(Nelle York) 
Annie Lester 
William M. O'Donneli 

1917 (19%,) 
rZ'" ^ .^shmore 
Otie G. Bran^LtLLcr 
Clarence BulIocK 
N. J. o^id;a,s- 
Mrs. E. A. Harwell 

(Mary Shurlds) 
Howard B. McG.?hee 
R. G. Moore 
J. C. Wasson 

D. M. White 

1918 (31%,) 
S Iwyn Boatner 
C. H. Everett 
Julian B. Feibelman 
W. B. Gates 

Hill Hodges 

Mrs. A. M. Kirkpatrick 

( Leota Taylor) 
J. L. Lancaster 
Mrs. Howard B. McGehee 

(Fannie VirdenI 
Elise Moore 
J. S. Shipman 
Aimee Wilcox 

1919 (6%) 
Mrs. Edith B. Hays 

(Edith Brown) 
J. J. Valentine 

1920 (18%) 
J. A. Bostick 
Dan Brewer 
Charles W. Brooks 
Alexander P. Harmon 
C. G. Howorth 

B. L. Kearney 
R. Bays Lamb 

1921 (1H%) 

E. B. Boatner 

Dr. Boyd C. Edwards 
Joseph M. Howorth 
B. M. Hunt 
Mrs. Walter R. Lee 

(Helen Balli 
Mrs. L. J. Page 

(Thelma Horn) 

1922 (8%) 
Charles Carr 
Burton Clark Ford 
Austin Joyner 

1923 (18%) 
J. B. Abney 

W. E. Addkison 
Gladys Cagle 
Dr. S. S. McNair 
Daniel F. McNeil 
Virginia Thomas 
Leigh Watkins 
Mrs. Leigh Watkins 
(Henrietta Skinner) 

1924 (20%.) 
Francis E. Ballard 
Jeptha, S. Barbour 
Mrs. E. B. Boatner 

(Maxine Tull) 
R. B. Booth 
William G. Cook 
Mrs. Armand Coullet 

(Magnolia Simpson) 
Caroline Howie 
Hermes H. Knoblock 
Ary Lotterhos 
Mrs. Joe Pugh 

(Eva Clower) 
Oliver B. Triplett 
Jesse Watson 

1925 (19%) 
Mrs. J. C. Burrow 

(Maggie May Jones) 
Walter M. Galloway 
Dr. George H. Jones 
William W. Lester 
T. H. Naylor 
Mrs. Glenn Roll 

(Ethel Marley) 

Mrs. Cynthia Shamel 
(Cynthia Thompson) 

Mrs. V. K. Smith 
(Rosalie Lowe) 

Walter Spiva 

Bethany Swearingen 

Alberta C. Taylor 

Lucie Watkins 

1926 (12^;>) 
Mrs. Ross Barnett 

(P arl Crawford) 
James E. Baxter 
Mrs. Morgan Bishop 

(Lucie Mae McMullanl 
^';'i...C-^ M. Chapman 
Mrs. Joe W. crawiuiu 

(Martha Bell Marshall) 
Junes S. Hamilton 
Isuar A. Newton 
F. W. Vaughan 
H. W. F. Vaughan 

1927 (14%) 
R. R. Branton 
Joe W. Coker 
John F. Egger 
Ard n O. French 
Mrs. Leon Hall 

(Cynthia Penn) 
L. S. Kendrick 
Helen Lotterhos 
Amanda Lane Lowther 
Orrin H. Swayze 
Mrs. Orrin H. Swayze 

(Catherine Power) 
Ruth Tucker 
Louise Wilkinson 
Mrs. Wilfred Wilson 

(Ida Lee Austin) 

1928 (25%) 
Mrs. A. K. Anderson 

(Elizabeth S^tzler) 
Dr. A. V. Beacham 
R. E. Blount 
Mrs. Keener L. Bowden 

(Keener Lawson) 
Cecil L. Clements 
Mrs. Walter Ely 

(Ruby Blackwell) 
Roy Grisham 
William T. Hankins 
Ransom Gary Jones 
Mrs. T. F. Larche 

(Mary Ellen Wilcox) 
Dwyn M. Mounger 
Mrs. T. H. Naylor 

(Martha Watkins) 
M. A. Peevy 
Mrs. M. A. Peevy 

(Lucile Hutson ) 
Paul Propst 
Solon F. Riley 
George Oscar Robinson 
Marjorie Smith 
Dr. V. L. Wharton 
E. B. Whitten 
Roy Wolfe 

1929 (18%) 
Ruth Alford 
Goorge R. Armistead 
Mrs. R. E. Blount 

(Alice Ridgway) 
Mrs. R. R. Branton 

{Doris Alford) 
Dr. W. B. Dribben 
Robert Embry 
Mrs. Evon Ford 

(Elizabeth Heidelberg ) 
Bessie Will Gilliland 
Mrs. Roy Grisham 

(Irene York) 
Charles Frank Lacey 
Heber Ladner 
Mrs. J. H. Maw 

(Gladys Jones) 
S _'xton McManus 
Theodore K. Scott 
Collins G. Shows 
A. K. Stackhouse 
R. E. Wasson 
Mrs. W. O. Weathersby 

(Claire Sistrunk) 

1930 (10%) 
William D. Carmichael 
Davie Catron 

Mrs. Harry Cavalier 
(Helen Grace Welch) 

D. P. Cuughlin. Jr. 
Eu'^ene H. Countiss 
Mildred Horne 
Mrs. Philip Kolb 

(Warr ne Ramsey) 
Marv Miller Murry 
Robert P. Nc-blett. Jr. 
Mrs. Ralph T. Phillips 

( Mildred Williams) 
George P. Pickett 
Carlisle Touchstone 
Ira A. Travis 

1931 (7%) 
Elsie Abney 

R ynolds Cheney 
M^iiouoii ntsier 

(Winifred Scott) 
Philip Kolb 
Martell H. TVitihell 

1932 (9^,;,) 
Mildred Cagle 

Mrs. J. H. Cameron 

(Burnell Gillaspy) 
Edward A. Khayat 
W. L. Rigby 
Arthur L. Rogers, Jr. 
William Tremaine. Jr. 
Mrs. H. E. Watson 

(Ruth Mann) 
Mrs. Kathryn H. Weir 

(Kathryn Herbert) 
Mrs. Burt Williams 

(Mildred Clark) 

1933 (13%) 
Norman U. Boone 
Mrs. Reynolds Cheney 

I Winifred Green) 
Mrs. T. D. Faust. Jr. 

(Louise Colbert) 
Harriet Heidelberg 
Mrs. R. P. Henderson 

( Adomae Partin) 
May Tatum Hull 
Mrs. H. B. Kavelin 

(Martha Hamilton) 
Mrs. Wylie V. Kees 

(Mary Sue Burnham) 
Floyd O. Lewis 
J. Allen Lindsey 
Haden E. McKay 
Mrs. Paul Meacham 

(Jessie McDaniel ) 
Gvcelle Tynes 

1934 (lOc;,) 
D. C. Brumfield 
Joe Guess 
Garland Holloman 
Mrs. R. C. Hubbard 

( Daree Winstead i 
J. T. Kimball 
Mrs. Edith C. Maxwell 

(Edith Crawford) 
Mrs. James Peet 

(Dorothy Broadfoot) 

1935 <17%) 
Buren T. Akers 
Thomas A. Baines 
Charles E. Brown 
Mrs. Frank Cabell 

(Helen Hargrave) 
W. J. Caraway 
Marvin A. Cohen 
Albert Collins 
Mrs. Hertha Fowler 

(Hertha McCormick) 
Mrs. Joe Guess 

(India Sykes) 
Paul D. Hardin 
Mrs. Tom Hederman 

(Bernice Flowers) 
W. C. Jones 
Mrs. Charles Kemmer 

(Mary Norton) 
Dr. Dewitt T. Lewis 
Thomas F. McDonnell 
Paul Ramsey 
Charles Robert Ridgway 
Mrs. Joe Stroud 

(Mary Humes) 

1936 (20%) 
Mrs. Richard Aubert 

(Vivian Ramsey) 
Dorothy Boyles 
Mrs. Charles E. Brown 

(Mary Rebecca Taylor) 
Webb Buie 

Mrs. Webb Buie 

(Ora Lee Graves) 
Hubert M. Carmichael 
Mrs. C. W. Chadwick 

(Elizabeth Clark) 
H. Wyatt Clowe 
Harris Collins 
Mrs. H. C. Dodge 

(Annie Frances Hinds) 
Caxton Doggett 
Robert L. Ezelle, Jr. 
Mrs. Ransom Gary Jones 

(Jessie Vic Russell) 
Aubrey C. Maxted 
Alton F. Minor 
31 Ion Morehead 
Margaret Mycn^ 
Charles i.. Weill 
Joseph C. Pickett 
Thomas G. Ross 
Mrs. E. L. Smart 

(Virginia MeCullar) 
George Stephenson 
Mrs. Gyrelle Tynes 

(Dorothy Cowen) 

1937 (23%) 
Mrs. Paul Brandes 

(Melba Sherman) 
B. B. Breland 
Mendell M. Davis 
Mrs. E. D. Eaton 

(Fanni? Humphreys) 
Fred Ezelle 
Dr. James S. Ferguson 
Dr. H. E. Finger. Jr. 
Julian Hendrick 
Hugh B. Landrum 
Mrs. James C. Leak 

(Mildred Breland) 
Robert M. Mayo 
Mrs. William P. Miller 

(Elizabeth Pickett) 
George E. Patton 
Mrs. Erwin Peyton 

(Opal Brumfield) 
Wealtha Suydam 
A. T. Tatum 
Mrs. Leora Thompson 

( Leora White) 
Mrs. W. W. Turnbull 

(Sue Cunningham) 
Mrs. G. C. Turner 

(Margaret Bryan) 
Fred J. Weston 

1938 (18%) 
M. J. Bullock 

O. C. Clark 
Leonard E. Clark 
Mrs. Allen H. Craft 

(Madeline Morrow) 
Mrs. G. W. Curtis 

(Sara Gordon) 
Mrs. R. T. Edgar 

(Katherine Dement) 
Mrs. Lewis R. Freeman 

(Lucille Strahan) 
Josephine Lewis 
Mrs. Harry S. McGehee 

(Marguerite Coltharp) 
Mrs. Edward S. Powell 

(Hazel Hollingsworth) 
Mrs. Paul Ramsey 

(Effie Register) 
Mrs. J. Earl Rhea 

(Mildred Clegg) 
W. B. Ridgway 
Vic Roby 
Mrs. L. H. Ross. Jr. 

(Maude Lyle Golden) 
Carroll H. Varner 
Mrs. S. M. Vauclain 

(Edwina Flowers) 
Mrs. James R. Wilson 

( Ava Sanders) 

1939 (13%) 
Wirt Adams Beard 
William H. Bizzell 
Fred J. Bush 
Foster Collins 
Gilbert Cook. Jr. 
Blanton Doggett 
Donald O'Connor 
Mrs. Donald O'Connor 

(OUie Mae Gray) 
Milton E. Price 
Paul R. Sheffield 

Mrs. Paul R. Sheffield 

(Carolyn Buck) 
Mrs. Dudley Stewart 

(Jane Hyde West) 
A. T. Tucker 
Robert Wingate 
Mrs. J. W. Wood 

(Grace Cunningham) 

1940 (18%) 
Mary K. Askew 

Mrs. Ralph B. Bartsch 

(Martha Faust Connor) 
L. Lamar Beacham 
Mrs. Gilbert Cook. Jr. 

(Virginia Wilson) 
Mrs. Felix Daniels 

(Ruth Corley) 
Mrs. J. f. r icia, j^ 

(Elizabeth Durley) 
Mrs. Alvin Flaunes 

(Sara Nell Rhymes) 
G raid P. Gable 
Annie Mae Gunn 
Dr. J. Manning Hudson 
Samuel T. Lloyd 
Clavton Morgan 
Mrs. Henry P. Pate 

(Isab 11a Glenn Phifer) 
Lem Phillips 
Mrs. G. O. Sanford 

(Bess McCafferty) 
John L. Sigman 
Mrs. Thomas H. Smylie 

(Patricia O'Brien) 
Mrs. A. G. Snelgrove 

(Frances Ogden) 
Elton L. Sumrall 
Mrs. Celia B. Trimble 

(Celia Brevard) 
Joseph S. Vandiver 
Terry H. Walters 
Kate Wells 
James R. Wilson 
Jennie Youngblood 

1941 (23%) 
L. M. Addison 
Joseph H. Brooks 
John Paul Brown 
Jack L. Caldwell 
Elizabeth Lenoir Cavin 
Roy C. Clark 

David Donald 

J. P. Field. Jr. 

Mrs. J. Magee Gabbert 

(Kathryn DeCelle) 
Samuel B. Galloway 
Martha Gerald 
Thomas G. Haniby 
Mrs. Thomas G. Hamby 

(Rosa Eudyl 
Thomas K. Holyfield 
Joseph T. Humphries 
Harry Jacobs 
Mrs. Jack Kent, Jr. 

(Mary Alyce Moore) 
Gwin Kolb 
James J. Livesay 
Joel D. McDavid 
Marjorie Miller 
C. M. Murry 
Nelson R. Nail 
Eugene Peacock 
Mrs. Lem Phillips 

(Ruth Blanche Borum) 
Thomas Robertson, Jr. 
Nat Rogers 
Willard R. Samuels 
James Prentiss Scott 
Paul T. Scott 
James B. Sumrall 
W. O. Tynes 
Mrs. Terry Walters 

(Virginia James) 
Louis H. Wilson 

1942 (18%) 
Mrs. J. W. Alexander 

(Corrine Ball) 
W. B. Bell 
Mrs. W. B. Bell 

(Eva DeCell) 
B. C. Blount 
Mrs. B- E. Eurris 

(Eva Tynes) 
Clements B. Crook 
Edwin C. Daniels 
Mrs. Fred Ezelle 

( Katherine Grimes) 

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Williams B. Fazakerly 
Mrs. J. Stanley Gresley 

(Elizabeth Landstreet> 
Edgar B. Horn 
Mrs. Henry Kluttz 

(Frances Peveyl 
Mrs. Gwin Kolb 

I Ruth Godbold) 
V.'. Ba'dwin Lloyd 
Mrs. W. Baldwin Lloyd 

(Anna Rao Wolfel 
Raymond Martin 
Mrs. Robert Revere 

(Annie L. Galloway) 
!Mrs. Nat Rogers 

(Helen Ricks) 
Mrs. R. H. Rosen 

(Marjorie Hammer I 
William D. Ross. Jr. 
Mrs. William D. Ross, Jr. 

(Nell Trirlettt 
Albert C. Sanders. Jr. 
Mrs. Brevik Sohimm 1 

(Edith Cortwriirhti 
J. B. Wtlborn 
Mrs. V. L. Wharton 

(Beverlv Dickerson) 
Mrs. Louis H. Wilson 

(Jane Clark) 

1943 a2^c) 

Mrs. Sam Baldwin 

(Kaihleen Stanley) 
Otho M. Brantley 
Dolores Craft 
Mrs. Brookes Davis 

(Dannie Rebecca Ricei 
Alan R. Holm?s 
Mrs. James J. Livesay 

(Mary L«e Busby) 
Mrs. D. L. Mumpower 

( Louise Lam-aster) 
Walter R. Neiil 
James Ogden 
Robert D. Pearson 
Mrs. Robert D. Pearson 

(Svlvia Roberts I 
Charles L. Scott 
Janice Trimble 
Mrs. M. W. Whitaker 

( Jerrv McCormack) 
Or. J. L. Wofford 
Mrs. H. .A.. Zimmerman 
(Ellenita Sells) 

1944 (20^f) 

Jim C. Barnett 

Mrs. Wallace W. Bass 

(Margaret Gaskin i 
Mrs. Jack L. Caldwell 

(Marjorie Murphy i 
James E. Calloway 
G. C. Dean. Jr. 
Avlene Hurst 
Mrs. J. T. Kimball 

( Louise Day i 
Mrs. E. D. Lavend ^r 

(Virtrinia Sherman) 
Mrs. Keith Murray 

(Martha Porter Bogen 
Mrs. Gordon L. Nazor 

(Jean Morris i 
Mrs. William S. Neal 

( Patricia Morson ) 
Waudine Nelson 
Mrs. J. T. Oxner 

(Margene Summers! 
Randolph Peets. Jr. 
Mrs. David Richardson 

(Alma Carl I 
R. H. Smith 
Zach Tavlor. -Jr. 
Noel C. Woma^k 
Mrs. No 1 C. V/omark 

(Flora Mae Arant) 

1945 (11':/) 

Mrs. W. W. Barnard 

(Frances Herring) 
Harry Helman 
Mrs. Harry Helman 

(Louise Blumer) 
Nina H. Reeves 
Clifton H. Shrader 
Mrs. Trent Stout 

(Cornelia Hegman) 
Mrs. Zach Taylor, Jr. 

(Dot Jones) 

1946 (11%) 

Sam Barefield 
Mrs. Sam Barefield 
(Mary Nell Sells) 

Mrs. George C. Curtiss 

(Lois Ann Fritz) 
Mrs. Wayne Derrington 

( Annie Clara Foy) 
Frances Galloway 
Mrs. Randolph Peets. Jr. 

(Charlotte Gulledge) 
Mrs. C. E. Salter, Jr. 

( Marjorie Burdsal i 
W. E. Shanks 

1947 (leTc) 

Mrs. E. M. Anderson 
(Flora Giardina) 
L. L. Brantley. Jr. 
Carolyn Bufkin 
Mrs. Neal Calhoun 

(Mary Wharton i 
J. H. Cameron 
Craig Castle 
Sarah Frances Clark 
Vii tor S. Coleman 
Wallace L. Cook 
James D. Cox 
Clarenre H. Denser 
Mrs. Roger Elgert 

( Laura Mae Godbold) 
Mrs. Kenneth I. Franks 

(Ann Marie Hubhs ) 
Robert Holiingsworth 
Nat Hovious 
Mrs. W. H. Izard 

(Betty Klumb) 
Daisv Lester 
Mrs. R. S. Lindsey 

(Catherine Herring) 
John Earl Lowther 
M. L. McCormick. Jr. 
Dan McCulIen 
Mike McLaurin 
Mrs. Sutton Marks 

( Helen Murphv I 
Rex Miirff 
James D. Powell 
Katherine Riddell 
Mrs. W. G. Riley 

(Elizabeth Welsh) 
Mrs. H. L. Rush Jr. 

(Bettv McLemcroi 
Mrs. W. E. Shanks 

( Alice Crisler) 
M. W. Whitaker 
Mrs. J. L. Wofford 

(Mary Ridgway) 
Daniel Andrews Wright 
Robert M. Yarbrough Jr. 
H. H. Youngblood 

John F. Egger 
Edward L. Gibson 
W. F. Goodman. Jr. 
William A. Harris 
Shin Hayao 
Mrs. Nat Hovious 

( Lucy Robnson I 
James H. Jenkins. Jr. 
Mrs. J. H. Jenkins, Jr. 

(Marianne Chunn) 
Claude W. Johnson 
Rowland B. Kennedy 
R. D. McGee 
David Mrlntosh 
Mrs. David M' Intosh 

(Rosemary Thigpen) 
Leonard Metts 
Turner Morgan 
John A. Neill 
Marion P. Parker 
Mrs. James D. Powell 

(Elizabeth Lamptoni 
Mrs. George T. Reaves 

( Kathryn Rung j I 
Carlos Reid Smith 
Everette R. Watts 
Ravmond Wesson 
William D. Wright 
J. W. Youngblood 
Mrs. J. W. Youngblood 

(Nora Louise Harvard) 

1950 (14^,) 

Thomas B. Abernathy 
Vfilliam F. Appleby 
Moran R. Berbett 
Walter Berryhill 
Henry C. Blount 
Mrs. Tom Crosby, Jr. 

( Wilma Dyess) 
Royce H. Dawk ins 
S. Richard Harris 
Joseph R. Huggins 
B. Q. James 
Mrs. Cecil G. Jenkins 

(Patsy Abernathy) 
Edmund Johnston Jr. 
Earl T. Lewis 
W. C. M-Daniel 
John H. Millsaps Jr. 
Mrs. D. D. Jones 

(Shirlev Norwood) 
Joe W. OXallaghan 
Dick T. Patterson 
Ken Patterson 
Charles L. Randle 

James W. Ridgway 
Mrs. Louise Robbins 

( Louise Harris) 
Paul Eu:.rene Russell 
Mrs. Dewy R. Sanderson 

(Fannie B. Leonard i 
Mrs. Carlos Reid Smith 

(Doris Liming! 
Parks C. Stewart 
Mrs. Richard Swink 

(Thelma Borden) 
A. Patton White 
Dr. John D. W..fford 
Mrs. John D. Wofford 

( Elizabeth Ridgway i 
Thomas L. Wright 

1951 (13Tc) 

Mrs. M. C. Adams 

(Doris Puckett Noeli 
Beverly Barstow 
Fram es Eeacham 
Mrs. Charles Blakewood 

( Marilvn Jenkins) 
William R. Burt 
Jim Campbell 
Mrs. Sid Champion 

(Mary Lipsey ) 
Mrs. L. S. Chatham 

(B*:tty Sue Wren) 
Mrs. Duu'^an Clark 

I Patri" ia Busby i 
Mrs. James Watts Clark 

( Mary Alice Moss) 
George T. Currey 
Ed Deweese 
Carolyn Estes 
Mrs. Peyton H. Gardner 

(Betty Ann Po:^ey) 
Wavorly B. Hall. Jr. 
Dot Hubbard 
Cecil Jenkins 
Mrs. Raymond King 

( Yvonne Mclnturff ) 
Mrs. Earl T. Lewis 

I Mary Sue Enochs' 
Mrs. William P. Martin 

(Milly East) 
Franz Posey 
Mrs. Franz Posey 

( Linda Lou Langdon) 
Mrs. James W. Ridgway 

(Betty .lean Langstoni 
lionise Sharp 
David H. Shclton 

1948 (15^r) 

J. W. Bishop 

I\Irs. J. W. Bishop 

(Truly Graves) 
James F. Boggs 
Thomas T. Boswell 
Elmer Dean Calloway 
Mrs. Jerrv Chang 

(Ruth Chang I 
Bowman L. Clark 
Cecil L. Conerly .Tr. 
Mrs. James Delmas 

iFrant is Pittman) 
J. A. Fortenberrv 
Mrs. H. G. Ha^e 

I Ethel Nola Eastman ) 
Mrs. Thomas E. Hearon 

(Jane Stebbinsi 
James S. Holmes. Jr. 
William A. l.ampton 
Suttnn Marks 
Mrs. Turner T. Morgan 

(Lee Berrvhilll 
Rubel Phillips 
H. L. Rush. Jr. 
Charles Sours 
John E. Sutphin 
Mrs. C. M. Tolar 

(Ada Mae Bain ) 
Alanson V. Turnbough 
Charles N. Wright 
W. H. Youngbood 
Mrs. W. H. Youngblood 

(Frances Gray) 

1949 ili^c) 

Mrs. W. N. Bogan. Jr. 

(Ann Lomax Creswell) 
H. F. Boswell. Jr. 
Mrs. R. C. Brinson 

( Catherine Shumaker » 
Bruce C. Carruth 
Robert H. Conerly 
O. W. Conner 
Mrs. Henry Dupree 

(Mary Ruth Hicks) 

One of the many alumni visitors to the 
campus this summer was AUie Frazier. 
*53, a candidate for the Vh, D. degree 
at Boston I'niversity. Here he is shown 
the beautiful I'nion Building by Dr. 
Bond Fleming, chairman of the depart- 
ment of philosophy and Frazier's major 

Bennie Youngblood 

Mrs. Herman Yueh 

( Grace Chang) 

1952 (12^'^) 

Mrs. Chester Bolton 

(Norma Ruth Harrelli 
Duncan A. Clark 
Peter Costas 
Ella Virginia Courtney 
Robert L. Crawford 
Mrs. Robert L. Crawford 

(Mabel Clair Buck! > I 
Anne Elizabeth Dunii 
Marvin Franklin 
Hugh Gaston Hall 
Mrs. W. W. Holmes 

( Anne Sisson) 
Elbert C. Jenkins 
S^le Lillv. Jr. 
Mrs. Sah Lilly. Jr. 

(Evelyn Lee Hawkins) 
L. E. Norton 
William Riecken. Jr. 
Mrs. William Riecken 

I Jeanenne Pridgen i 
Roy H. Ryan 
Edward H. Sherrod 
J. P. Stafford 
Giyn O. Wiygul 
James Leon Youmr 
Mrs. James Leon Young 

(Joan Wignall ) 

1953 (2'^c) 

Mrs, Flavins Alford 

(Mary Ann O'Neill 
Mrs. W. E. Ayr-s 

(Diane Brown) 
Lynn Bacot 
David Balius 
Mrs. David Balius 

I Virginia Kelly I 
James E. Benson 
Chester Bolton 
Charles Boyles 
Lelia June Bruce 
Mrs. George Cain 

( Karolyn Doggett) 
Mildred Carpenter 
Van Andrew Cavett 
Mrs. M. S. Corban 

(Margaret Hat horn) 
Mrs. George Currev 

(Mary Nell Wiliams) 
Pat Curtis 
Mrs. Walter L. Dean 

tAnne Roberts) 
Marguerite Denny 
Mrs. Ross K. Dunton 

(Bessie Mae Haney) 
Mrs. Rome Emmons 

(Cola O'Neal) 
J. n. Eskridge 
Mrs. J. B. Eskridge 

(Marianne McCormack) 
Mrs. Charles H. Foster 

( Elizabeth Lester) 
Allie M. Frazier 
Ewin D. Gaby, Jr. 
Mrs. Ewin D. Gaby, Jr. 

(Carolyn Hudspeth) 
John E. Griffin 
Roger F. Hester 
Byron T. Hetrick 
Robert Hunt 
James W. Irby 
Mrs. B. Q. James 

(Glenna Gail Goodwin) 
Jos phine Lampton 
John T. Lewis. HI 
T. W. Lewis. Ill 
Mrs. T. W. Lewis. Ill 

(Julia Aust) 
David McFarland 
Mrs. R. N. McKinley 

( Linda Wasson i 
Henry Pipes Mills. Jr. 
Mrs. B. H. Reed 

( Ann Ponde»'-,'nft i 
Mrs. Georce Reid 

(Nona Wayne Ewinp) 
Louis C. Short 
Mrs. R. G. Sibhald 

(Mary Ann Derrick) 
Claude J. Smith 

Charles R. Sommers 

Irby Turner, Jr. 

Emilia Weber 

Lamar Weems 

Mrs. William D. Wright 

(Jo Anne Bratton) 
Mrs. Roy Wolfe 

( Jimmie HiUman) 

1954 (12^f) 

W. E. Ayres 
Jack Roy Birchum 
Lois Ann Boackle 
Mrs. George V. Bokas 

( Aspasia Athas) 
Mrs. T. H. Boone 

( Edna KhavatI 
Hu'^h Burford 
Jo Anne Cooper 
M. S. Corban 
Bernice Edgar 
Minni^ Farlow 
Mrs. Richard Feltus. Jr. 

(Jeanette Sanders! 
R. Malcolm Guess 
Sidney Alexander Head 
Mrs. James D. Holden 

(Joan Wilsoni 
Yeager Hudson 
Mrs. Yeager Hudson 

I Louise Hight i 
Mrs. R. Huggins 

I Barbara Walker) 
Mrs. George L. Hunt 

(Jo Glyn Hughes* 
Mrs. William J. James 

(Sybil Foy I 
Norma L. Norton 
Leslie J. Page, Jr. 
Thomas E. Parker 
William S. Romey 
Dennis Edward Salley 
Mrs. Louie C. Short 

(Frances Jo Peacock) 
Mrs. Lamar Weems 

( Nanette Weever) 
Frederick Whitam 

1955 (13<"c) 

Fulton Barksdale 
Mrs. Howard Burch 

(Clarice Black I 
William E. Burch, Jr. 
Sybil Casbeer 
Mrs. Joe B. Chapman 

(Dixie Lee Winborn ) 
Mrs. Viola Sly Hall 
George Lewis Hunt. Jr. 
William J. James 
Mrs. John T. Lewis 

(Helen Fay H ad) 
Roy Acton Parker 
Harold G. Peden 
Toxey Puckett 
Lucy Robinson 
Jeaneanne Sharp 
Mary Alice Shields 
Kenneth W. Simon 
B. M. Stevens 
Theresa T.?rry 
Katherine Webb 

1956 (12^r) 

n. L. Ammons 

Emma Atkinson 

Betty Barfield 

Merle Blaloek 

T. H. Boono 

Mrs. James L. Boyd 

(Charlotte Elliott) 
John B. Campbell 
Joseph Conti 
Zorah Curry 
Walter Ely 
Harrison Eth ridge 
Albert Felsher. Jr. 
Richard Fleming. Jr. 
Stearns L. Hay ward 
Walton Lipscomb, 111 
Mrs. Ken Patterson 

(Marlene Brantley) 
Albert N. Williamson 
J. W. Wood 

SUMMER, 1957 

Page Twenty -Three 


expiesses its srratitude to all alumni and friends whose 
contributions and efforts made possible the magnificent 
results obtained through the 1956-57 Alumni Fund pro- 
gram reported on the preceding pages. 

Reproduced below are excerpts from letters written by two class man- 
agers. They indicate the measure of devotion given by many to the cam- 
paign just ended. They express the feelings of a host of Millsaps alumni 
who are responding to the challenge to uphold their College in its deter- 
mined struggle to maintain standards of excellence and integrity. 

"I will contribute the difference between what you are able to give 
and the $10 minimum which I am requesting. If Millsaps has meant as 
much to you as it has to me, I am sure that this opportunity will be ac- 
cepted. . . ." 

"A Yale alumnus told me years ago that they not only contributed to 
endowment, and so on, but often went into their own pockets to pay annual 
deficits of the college. Our church colleges have never asked us to do this 
but they have had to practice the strictest economy to keep going. 
"It is little short of a miracle they have made such a deep impression 
upon society. 

I'm proud of what Millsaps stands for. May she know increasing true 
greatness and possess an increasing loyalty from us ... " 

Page Twenty-Four MAJOR NOTES 


The 1957-58 Alumni Fund 

Goal $17,500— Campaign Dates: July 1, 1957-June 30, 1958 
Alumni Participation Objective — 1,000 

You may have heard that a college is made of three essential ing-redients : 
faculty, students, and a physical plant. Omitted from this list of essentials 
is one enormously important aspect of every college — the alumni. And this 
importance is growing rapidly 1 

As the student depends upon and requires the college, the faculty and 
the campus, so the college depends upon and requires the support of alumni. 
When a student realizes the friendship and contributions of the faculty, when 
he receives the benefits of a campus, he prospers and lives. Likewise when 
alumni show friendship for the college where they studied and express that 
g'ood will in gifts, the college c?,n grow and survive. 


It is hoped that every alumnus will realize that every gift to Millsaps 
College will be multiplied many times over in the usefulness it supports. 

We are grateful for your generous gifts in the past. We confidently 
anticipate your continuing faithfulness. 

H. E. Finger, Jr., President 
Blillsaps College 

SUMMER, 1957 

"It is, of course, largely by the extent of the support accorded a college 
by its own graduates that the world judges of the right of that college to 
seek cooperation of others in planning for the future. An institution that 
cannot rally to its financial assistance the men and women who have taken 
its degrees and whose diploma is their passport into the world is in a poor 
position to ask assistance from others. It is not merely what the alumni 
give; it is the fact that they do give that is of supreme importance." 

Charles William Eliot, President (1869-1909) 
Hai-v'ard University 

Page Twenty-Five 


Alumni giving is both a necessity and a privilege. It implements the 
Christian beliefs and principles upon which we base our lives. It is the life- 
blood of church and private schools, and economics has caused it to spread 
to the public-supported institutions as well. While changes in the tax structure 
have reduced and almost eliminated the very large gifts, rising costs have 
made education and all other things more costly. You and I must fill the 
ranks. Our dollars, while small in the individual contribution, can be sur- 
prisingly large in the aggregate. You would give a little time, an hour or 
perhaps a day during' the year, to help Jiillsaps. You and I can think then 
of giving a little time and effort for our school, and the most practical way 
you can give that time is by giving as many of your dollars as you can afford. 

George Pickett, Chairman 
iVIillsaps College Alumni Fund 


To me, iVIillsaps College is the heir of Whitworth. Not only does she hold 
aloft the same ideals and purposes; she is the expression of Blississippi 
Methodism's concern for Christian education in our state; she is the proof 
of Mississippi Methodism's willingness to assume its share of the responsibility 
for such education. Now that my Alma Mater has become Millsaps, I think 
of her as an enlarged Whitworth. I feel a pride in her unique position and 
rejoice in her triumphs. Since she has inherited me, I am sure that my best 
loyalty and support are not too much to give. I am confident that in making 
this statement I have spoken for those who owed their allegiance to Wliitworth 
and Grenada Colleges in earlier days. 

Ann B. Swearingen 
Whitworth 'OO 

The importance of giving to Millsaps College through the Alumni Fund 
is threefold: 

First, it keeps us conscious of our relationship to the College and to each 
other. Millsaps, as a college devoted to Christian higher education, has 
given a heritage of which we should be justly proud. 

Second, it offers to us an opportunity to express our gratitude to the 
College. We are the beneficiaries of cultural gains and a spiritual inheritance 
developed and enriched at Millsaps, and the privilege of giving to the Alumni 
Fund is a means of saying "thank you." 

Third, it develops a fellowship among the former students and graduates 
of the College. We are drawn together in working for a common cause. 
Our interest thus stimulated draws us back to the College campus to witness 
the growth which our gifts are, in part, making possible. 

A well informed, gi'ateful, enthusiastic, and closely knit body of alumni 
is vital to the life of Millsaps College. 

O. B. Triplett, Jr., President 
Millsaps College Alumni Association 

Page Twenty-Six 


How Well Do You Read? 


By Marguerite Watkins Goodman 
Associate Professor of English 

Back there wlien I was in college as a 
student, I thought that those of us who 
were born without the photographic mind 
might as well pack up and go home. 
1 here were no A's for us and not too 
many B's. There seemed to be, however, 
a few other students who enjoyed faculty 
commendation because of a stupendous 
"background" mysteriously gained in 
high school or at the fireside at home — 
a "background" intangible and undefin- 
able. The rest of us seemed destined to 
wear for life the brand of mediocre. 

If I could have known then what I 
now know, I might have set my "sights" 
higher. For I now know that, though my 
mediocre mind has developed no photo- 
graphic memory, there is within my 
brain a higher plateau — one on which 
discernment and judgment dwell — which, 
once invaded and disciplined, can serve 
me even better for real thinking than 
sheer memory can. 

I have come to know, moreover, that 
tliat mysterious tapestry of mind known 
as background can be "shaded in" when 
and if the student is willing to read in 
the full sense of the word. Real reading- 
may be defined as an intelligent con- 
sideration — often word by word consider- 
ation until some momentum is earned — 
of material at hand in the light of 
the pupil's former experience and with 
the help of whatever curiosity, imagina- 
tion, and discernment can bring forth. 
By former experience we should mean 
what Henry James defined as "that 
immense sensibility, a kind of huge 
spiderweb of the finest silken threads 
suspended in the chamber of conscious- 
ness and catching every air-borne par- 
ticle in its tissue." We limit our ac- 
ceptance of James's definition for the 
simple reason that some of us have re- 
tained fewer than every air-borne par- 
ticle within our consciousness, and for 
that reason we are handicapped as we 
set out for the "wealth of the Indies." 

Now that for years I have sat fac- 
ing young college students, I find an 
increasing' desire to prove to those young 
persons that — given average Intelligence, 
a willingness to investigate the uncer- 
tain and the unknown, and an eagerness 
to match wits with the author assigned 

— they can read and hence tliink along 
with the greatest minds of time. 

Let's consider several passages, the 
careful study of which demands in vary- 
ing combinations those traits mentioned 
above in our definition of real reading. 
From a letter by William Cowper to 
Joseph Hill, we borrow the following 

. . . When we circumscribe our esti- 
mate of all that is clever within the 
limits of our own acquaintance . . . 
we are guilty of a very uncharitable 
censure upon the rest of the world, 
and of a narrowness of thinking dis- 
graceful to ourselves. Wapping and 
Redriff [sic] may contain some of the 
most amiable persons living, and such 
as one would go to Wapping and Red- 
riff to make acquaintance with. 

If we know what Wapping connotes, 
we are probably blessed in the literary 
background which is ours; but if we 
simply dismiss that word as a place- 
name unimportant, we miss Cowper's 
idea: we refuse to read. We see no ax, 
no block, no reluctant culprit condemned 
perhaps unjustly, perhaps by a world 
afraid of new light on "settled" issues; 
we hear no sigh or groan from that 
"tenant" of Wapping who Cowper says 
may be well worth knowing. In brief, 
if we ignore Wapping, Wapping becomes 
too good for us! And, ironically enough, 
we never know that Cowper's commen- 
dation of certain ones of Wapping would 
not include readers like us. 

In some reading, of course, there is 
interpretation which leans heavily for 
its meaning upon background knowledge 
of which we spoke above. Let's look at 
the motto printed on the title page of 
The Bay Psalm Book, America's first 
home-published manuscript: "If any be 
merry let him sing the psalms." If we 
are not mistaken, that motto — as inno- 
cent as it looks — refuses, at the insist- 
ence of Calvinistic doctrines, to endorse 
the singing of psalms as a natural and 
approved adjunct of being merry. It 
demands rather that the merry one 
should sing psalms as a sobering dis- 
cipline for the sin of his trivial soul, 
which sin has condoned his "being- 
merry"! In that vein the words "let liim 

sing psalms" march forth as a serious 
edict pronounced by a theocratic minis- 
ter-ruler upon the "merry" culprit. Such 
reading weaves an innuendo into plain 
words which, on untrained lips, might 
slip by in the guise of innocent inanity. 

Moreover, it is the privilege of the 
English teacher to round out what 
might have been and what must have 
been within the implication of an au- 
thor's words. For instance, he who 
reads "Alexander's Feast" with no hint 
of nemesis wrought by him of Miletus 
bred, though he may be able to recite 
every word of the ode, reads without dis- 
cernment and misses a thrill in Timu- 
theus's "floor-showing" which Dryden 
planted ever so subtly. He who reads 
unsuspectingly, reads not; for he misses 
often basic ideas. 

We who live in the classrooms know 
that there are students (so called) who, 
though mechanically perfect or nearly 
so, rebel against thought questions. 
Those classroom "squatters" betray 
their own shallowness by condemnation 
of questions for which "we (the stu- 
dents) can not prepare ourselves in ad- 
vance; questions which would never have 
occurred to us." The kindest estimate of 
such students is that they do not seek 
(Continued on Pag-e 32) 

SUMMER, 1957 

Page Twenty-Seven 


Students^ Professors Make Millsaps News 

• Seven Millsaps College students 
maintained A averages for the second se- 
mester. Two hundred forty-four students 
were named on the Dean's List of stu- 
dents making- the letter grade B or above. 

• Year-long- secrets were revealed in 
May when the Bobashela, campus year- 
book, was released for distribution by 
editor Hal Miller, Jackson, and business 
manag-er Graham Hales, Jackson. 

The annual was dedicated to Dr. A. P. 
Hamilton, chairman of the classical 
languages department, and rededicated 
to Dr. Alvin Jon King and Dr. Albert 
G. Sanders, who retired at the close of 
the 1955-56 session. 

Betty Garrison, Jackson sophomore, 
was chosen top beauty by Lucile Ball and 
Desi Arnez. Runners-up were Regina 
Harlan, Jackson; Marilyn Wood, Tupe- 
lo; Sandra Stanton, Leland; and Peggy 
Perry, Louin. 

The student body selected as favor- 
ites Nancy Neynian, Greenville; Graham 
Hales, Jackson; Jeanette Wilkins, Yazoo 
City; Robert Minis, Jackson; Marilyn 
Wood, Tupelo; Hugh Johnston, Vicks- 
burg; Alice Starnes, Utica; Howard 
Jones, Jackson; Hazel Truluck, Port 
Gibson; and Keith Tonkel, Clermont, 

• Juniors Eddie Williams, of Belzoni, 
and Billy Graham, of Macon, were 
chosen to sei-ve as editor and business 
manager of the 1958 Bobashela. They 
were selected by a special committee 
composed of the Publications Committee 
from the faculty, the current editor and 
business manager of the yearbook, and 
one other staff member. Other members 
of the staff will be named at the begin- 
ning of the 1957-58 session. 

Professor Lance Goss, chairman of 
the speech department, is faculty advis- 

• Columbia University has awarded a 
full tuition scholarship to Tommy Nay- 
lor, Jackson junior, for advanced study 
in the field of engineering. 

Millsaps is one of six colleges in the 
South invited to participate in a special 
combined plan of engineering study in- 
augurated at Columbia three years ago. 
The student must take three years of his 

pre-eng'ineering training at an outstand- 
ing liberal arts college and transfer at 
the end of his junior year to Columbia, 
where he will complete the additional 
two years. At the end of the five-year 
study period he receives a Bachelor of 
Science degree from the liberal arts 
college and a Bachelor of Engineering 
degree from Columbia. 

• Top acting awards for the 195G-57 
year at Millsaps were won by Mary 
Ruth Smith, Vicksburg, and Dick Blount, 
Jackson, according to Lance Goss, direc- 
tor of the Players. The two were honor- 
ed for their roles as Desdemona and 
Othello in the fall production of 

Shirley Brown, a senior from Belzoni, 
was awarded the highest honor given 
to a member of the Players, the Alpha 
Psi Omega award, which is presented to 
the student who has made the greatest 
contribution over a four-year period. 

"South Pacific" was named the best 
production of the year. The March 
presentation attracted over-flow crowds 
each of the three nights it was given. 

• Jim Waits, Hattiesburg senior, was 
named president of the Millsaps College 
student body for the 1957-58 school year. 

Chosen to serve with Waits were Tom- 
my Fanning, Hickory, vice-president; 

The first copy of the l!).".? BOBASHELA 
is presented to Dr. A. P. Hamilton, 
chairman of fhe classical languages de- 
partment, by editor Hal Miller and 
business manager Graham Hales. The 
annual was dedicated to Dr. Hamilton 
as one who "has poured into Millsaps 
College the wealth of his experience and 

Ann Myers, Greenwood, secretary; and 
Billy Mullins, Prairie Point, treasurer. 

Waits defeated John Stone, of Jack- 
son, in the election. Over 85 per cent of 
the student body voted in the first pri- 

This year's election proved to be one 
of the most colorful and enthusiastic in 
the history of the College. Almost all 
available space was used to display in- 
genious posters designed by backers of 
the candidates. A special feature was 
a giant campaign rally and pancake sup- 
per at which candidates for the four of- 
fices spoke. 

Waits' platform was centered around 
plans for the new Union Building and 
campus activities. Stone promised bet- 
ter Student Executive Board representa- 
tion and increased use of campus facili- 
ties for social and cultural purposes. 

The new officers were chosen from 
a slate of 12 candidates, eight nomi- 
nated by SEB and four petitioned by the 
student body. 

• Millsaps has established a new honor 
society on the campus. Eta Sigma, which 
recognizes superior academic achieve- 

First tappees in the new organization 
were Don Taft and John Stone, both of 
Jackson, juniors; and Elwyn Addkison, 
Louisville, Reynolds Cheney, Jackson, 
Sam Jones, Jackson, John Morgan, Sum- 
rail, Jeanette Pullen, Kosciusko, Martina 
Riley, Jackson, Lawrence Shepherd, Co- 
lumbia, and Jeanette Wilkins, Yazoo 
City, all seniors. 

To be eligible for membership in Eta 
Sigma a student must have completed 
80 semester hours of work, have an 
overall quality index of 2.6, and have 
attended Millsaps for two semesters. 

• A former Millsaps coed was chosen 
to represent the state as Miss Hospital- 
ity. She is Jane Fatherree, West Point, 
now a student at Ole Miss. Miss Fath- 
erree attended Millsaps during her fresh- 
man year in 1955-56. 

Second alternate in the contest was 
Margaret Ewing, Millsaps senior from 

Also representing their home towns 
were Millsaps students Nancy Craw- 
ford, Laurel, and Shirley Habeeb, Vicks- 

Page Twenty-Eight 


Miss Mississippi for 1956, Annette Tisdale, ponders a big decision — which of the two 
young- men slie should support for president of the Millsaps student body. She was 
saved from nial<ins a final decision since she's a Mississippi Southern student. At 
the left is Jim Waits, llattiesburg senior, who was the victor, and John Stone, 
defeated candidate, is on the right. Stone is a Jackson senior. (Photo bv Frank 

• « 


• • 

I'or the tiiird consecutive year Dr. Milton C. White's classy tennis team estab- 
lished itself as a power in interc-ollegiate tennis by its performance in the state 
tournament at Battlefield Park in Jackson. 

The Majors applied the pressure on opening day to lead the field compiling 
thirteen points, four up over the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State. 
Although dark horse Mississippi Southern finished strong to edge the Millsaps net- 
ter for the tennis crown, they finished the season again as the non-subsidized won- 
ders in the midst of competition known for its perennial subsidization. 

A season record of seven wins and five losses fell short of last year's regular 
season performance. Will to win and superior tennis in the clutch enabled the Majors 
to come close to their third state championship in a row. 

Teams from the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State, Mississippi 
Southern, Mississippi College and Delta State were vying with Millsaps for the 
coveted tennis crown. Roster of the 1957 tennis team was as follows: Max McDaniel, 
James Vaughan, Fred Abraham, Jimmy IMcCormick, Wayne Sherman, Charles Hon- 
son, and Floyd Jones. 

Next year Dr. White is faced with a problem of staggering proportions, with 
McDaniels, Abraham, McCormick and Jones, all veteran performers, lost through 
graduation. The non-subsidized Majors have done well within recent years and 
the pressure will be on, with every team in the state desiring a win over the 
"trouble-makers" of the last three years. 

Slowly but surely the Millsaps Majors are coming hack in intercollegiate 
basketball. The 1956-57 season was the best in three years of being- outmanned 
and outscored — occasionally by only one point. 

A won-lost record of 3 and 14 doesn't look particularly impressive on paper, 
but the change for the better was evident to the on-the-scene observer. Team spirit 
was tops, causing local sports writers to praise the "hard-luck" quintet for its 
hustle and sportsmanship. 

Something closely akin to an atomic explosion shook Buie Gymnasium when 
the Majors downed William Carey to post its first win in forty-six games. A 
loyal and exuberant student body roared as the team lifted Coach Erm Smith aloft 
and paraded around the gymnasium. 

Members of the 1956-57 varsity cage squad included sophomore center Eddie 
Whaley; guard Bobby Ray, freshman; forward Ken Parks, freshman; guard 

(Continued on Page 32) 

Although the Richard R. Priddys have 
no children of their own, they have come 
to mean a great deal to hundreds of 
children and young people. Dr. Priddy, 
chairman of the geology department at 
Millsaps, is one of the most popular 
teachers on the campus and is often call- 
ed on as a special speaker. Mrs. Priddy 
was unanimously elected president of the 
Mississippi Congress of Parents and 
Teachers by its Board of Managers at its 
June meeting. 

A European tour which took them to 
many literary points of interest made 
this summer one to be remembered for 
Dr. and Mrs. M. C. White. 

The couple embarked from New York 
July 16 on the Ryndam of the Holland 
American lines. They arranged their 
tour to include such literary shrines as 
Stratford; Haworth, the home of the 
Brontes; Newstead Abbey, Bryon's 
home; Bedford, the location of John 
Bunyan's home; and the Wordsworth 
Lake Country. 

They visited in England, France, 
Switzerland, and Italy. In London they 
paid a visit to Gwin Kolb, '41, who was 
engaged in research work in Europe 
as a Guggenheim fellow. 

Dr. and Mrs. White reached New 
York on September 4 aboard the Staten- 

Dr. J. B. Price, chairman of the Mill- 
saps chemistry department, has been 
named president-elect of the Jlississip- 
pi Academy of Sciences, Inc. He will 
have charge of the 1958 State Science 
Fair and serve as president of the 
Academy during 1959. 

A former faculty member. Dr. George 
W. Currie, is the author of two books 
just published. Romance in the Rockies 
is a novel, and Sentiments, Sermons, and 
Songs is a book of collected poems. Dr. 
Currie taught at Millsaps from 1939 
through 1942. Now- a resident of Pine- 
ville, Louisiana, he retired in 1955 from 
Louisiana College. 

SUMMER, 1957 

Page Twenty-Nine 

Historian Singletary witli Professors 
Ferguson, Fleming and Moore 

MiUsaps Produces Scholarly Writers 

Last spring the Millsaps Players pre- 
sented a play written by a Millsaps 
alumnus, a first in many ways. It was 
an historic moment for Millsaps. 

It also pointed up the fact that many 
Millsaps alumni have distinguished them- 
selves in the field of creative writing. 
Major Notes, through faculty recollec- 
tions and recent reviews, came up with 
a list of twenty-four alumni who have 
one or more books to their credit. 

The play mentioned above was "The 
Inverted Year," by Turner Cassity, '49. 
Mr. Cassity is also well known as a 
poet and is at work at present on a 
series of sketches on the Caribbean. 

Cid Ricketts Sumner, '09, is perhaps 
the most widely known of Millsaps 
writers. Her novels include Tammy Out 
of Time, Sudden Glory, The Hornbeam 
Tree, and Quality, from which the movie 
"Pinky" was made. She recently publish- 
ed her first non-fiction work. Traveler 
in the Wilderness. 

One of the most recent books is Negro 

Militia and Reconstruction, by Otis 
Singletary, '47. Before publication it was 
awarded the Moncado Prize, a cash 
award made biennally by tlie American 
Military Institute for "the best original 
book-length manuscript in any field of 
U. S. military history." 

Another recent publication is The 
Changing South, by John M. Machlach- 
lan, '30, and Joe S. Floyd, Jr. The Sat- 
urday Review of Literature calls it a 
"statistical survey of profound social 

Writers now included on the list are 
the following: Paul Ramsey, '35, Basic 
Christian Ethics; Nolan Harmon, '14, 
The Famous Case of Myra Clark Gaines; 
Vernon Wharton, '28, Negro Mississippi 
1865-1900; John Bettersworth, '29, Con- 
federate Mississippi; Rufus Terral, '22- 
'25, The Missouri Valley; Larston Farrar, 
'40, How to Make $18,000 a Year Free 
Lance Writing and Washington Low- 
down; Tom Robertson '41, The Leather 
Greatcoat; David Donald, '41, Lincoln's 

Herndon and Inside Lincoln's Cabinet; 

Gwin Kolb, '41, co-author of Dr. John- 
son's Dictionary ; Robert D. Moreton, 
'35, editor of English edition of foreign 
treatise; Ruth Greer Clark, '26-'28, 
Echos from the Hills (poetry); J. B. 
Cain, '14, Tents and Tabernacles; W. B. 
Jones, '97, History of Methodism in Mis- 
sissippi; John Aubrey Wooten, '29, For 
One Tomorrow (poetry) ; William D. 
Ross, co-author of Berlin Reparations 
Assignment; George 0. Robinson, '28, 
And AVhat of Tomorrow?; Maxine Tull 
Boatner '24, who is writing a history of 
Gallaudet College; Mack Swearingen, 
'22; George Robinson, '28 and Lanier 
Hunt, '24. 

Roy DeLamotte, '39, has been asked 
to write a novel about the ministry for 
Doubleday. He is at work on the book 
at present. 

•Major Notes invites corrections and 
additions. It is hoped that a complete list 
can be published in a future issue. 

Page Thirty 


Carolyn Allen, '57, to the Reverend 
Thomas Hillman Wolfe, '53. Living in 
Jackson, Mississippi. 

Betty Jo Atwood, '46-'4S, to Edwin 
Curry Boynton. Living in Houston, 

Elizabeth Anne Barfield, '56, to Sum- 
mer Lewis Walters. ,Ir., '57. Living in 
>,'ew Haven, Connecticut. 

Betty Glyn Barksdale to Lloyd Allen 
Poyle, Jr., ',")?. Living in Atlanta, 

Mary Elizabeth Brandon to Edwin 
Elliott Flournoy, '5G. Living in Jackson, 

Virginia Breazeale, '53, to Frank Ray 

iMargaret Ann Brown, '46-'t7, to Cle- 
ments B. Crook, '42. Living in Dallas. 

Betty Anne Buchanan to Joseph Ed- 
mund Johnston Jr., '50. Living in Jack- 
son, Mississippi. 

Patricia Ann Carley to Wade James 
Patrick, '51-'52. Living in Jackson, Mis- 

Lodusca Catledge, '55-'56, to Norris C. 
Knight, Jr. Living in Jackson, Missis- 

Eva Jo Chambers, '55, to Hans J. Han- 
sen, Jr. Living in New Orleans, Louis- 

Patricia Louise Chunn, '57, to James 
Ray McCormick, '57. Living at Emory 
L^niversity, Georgia. 

Gladys Aden Coleman, current student, 
to David Evans Pryor, '55. Living in 
Jackson, Mississippi. 

Vivian Cone. '34, to John Nolan Harp- 
er. Living in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Sue Anne Courson to James Harlan 
Durrett, '55-'56. Living in Jackson, Mis- 

Carol Culley, '55, to Frank Edward 
Rives. Living in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Elizabeth Cunningham, '52-54, to Roy 
Newman. Living in Gulfport, Mississippi. 

Carleen Durham, '52-'54, to Donald 
Brewer Gooding. Living in Bakersfield, 

Janis Edgar, '57, to Powers Moore, '56. 
Living in Dallas, Texas. 

Barbara Lynne Gainey to Dan Raney 
Anders, '54. Living in Oxford, Missis- 

J. M. Kennedy. '04, has written a history 
of Jasper County, Mississippi, which will 
be published soon. Pictured above in his 
\\'orld War II Military Academy uni- 
form, Kennedy has long been a loyal 
alumnus and staunch supporter of Mill- 
saps College. His book, entitled JASPER 
HISTORY EXCELS, lists a surprising 
number of firsts for the southeast Mis- 
sissippi county. 

Patricia Jane Hillman, '56, to Dan 
Stewart jMurrell. Living in Harrisburg, 

Dorothy Earle Huddleston, '5fi-'57, to 
Harold Dewey Miller, Jr., '57. Living at 
L'niversity, Mississippi. 

Retha Marion Kazar, '49-'52, to Steve 
Short. Living in Crenshaw, Mississippi. 

Alillicent Corean King, '57, to Milton 
Olin Cook, '57. Living in Avondalc 
Estates, Georgia. 

Joyce Lee to John Henry Carney, '57. 
Living in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. 

I\Iary Ann Lindsey to Clyde Virgil 
Williams, '51-'53. Living in Jackson. 

Catherine Gordon Lotterhos to Henry 
Pipes MWU, Jr., '53. Living in Orlando, 

Draper Francine Lowe to Billy Calvin 
Greenlee. '57. Living in Jackson, Missis- 

Barbara Jean McClenahan, '53-'55, to 
James Watford Rice, Jr. 

Roma Martin to John Phil Taylor. Jr., 
'57. Living in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Danye Carol Miller, '57, to David 
(iarvin Chaffin. Living in San Diego, 

Helen AHnyard. '47, to George Paul 
Koribanic. Living in Levittown, Pennsyl- 

Barbara Layne Myers, '54, to Dr. Wil- 
(Continued on Page 32) 

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We welcome the following into the 
Future Alumni Club of the Millsaps Col- 
lege Alumni Association: 

Jan AUyn Blakeney, born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Joe Frank Blakeney on June 1. Both 
3Ir. and Mrs. Blakeney (Virginia Pee- 
bles) graduated in 1952. Jan Allyn was 
welcomed also by Jody Ann, 2. 

Richard L. Berry, Jr., born i\Iay 13 to 
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Berry. Dr. Berry 
is a 1951 gaduate. 

Jocelyn Chastain, born to Mr. and Mrs. 
James G. Chastain, IH, on April 14 in 
Jackson. She has two sisters, Claire, 4, 
and Jamie. 3. Mr. Chastain attended 
from 1940-42. 

Stephanie Ann Collins, born June 16 
to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Collins. Mr. 
Collins is a 1955 graduate. Mrs. Collins 
is the former Mary Vaughan, '54. 

James Paul Comola, Jr., born in Jack- 
son on April 15 to Mr. and Mrs. James 
Paul Comola, '57 and '55-'56. Mrs. Co- 
mola is the former Jacqueline Peternian. 

Jon Bartlett ("Bart") Haddad, born 
to Dr. and Mrs. Ray J. Haddad, Jr., on 
June 10 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dr. 
Haddad is a member of the class of 1952. 

Terri Ann King, born April 30 to Mr. 
and Mrs. Raymond King, of Hesston, 
Kansas. Mrs. King, the former Yvonne 
Jlclnturff, is a member of the class of 

James Allan Lossing, born June 19 to 
Lt. and Mrs. Fay Allan Lossing in New- 
port, Rhode Island. Lt. Lossing attended 
during- the 1947-194S session. 

Bruce Morson Neal, born January 29 
in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Dr. and 
Jlrs. William S. Neal (Patricia Morson, 
'44). He joins Dianne, 12, Susan, 2, and 
Stuart 5. 

Joy Fonda Poston, born April 14 to 
the Reverend and Jlrs. Samuel H. Poston 
(Bobbie Gillis, '4S) in Charleston, South 

Virginia Davis Walker, born Decem- 
ber 3, 1956, to Mr. and Mrs. Bob Walker. 
Mr. Walker is a member of the class of 
1949, and Mrs. Walker (Barbara Atkin- 
son) is a '50 graduate. 

Kay Hall Welch, born July 12 to Mr. 
and Jlrs. Carl Welch in Hattiesburg. Mr. 
Welch attended Jlillsaps from 1952-1956 
and Mrs. Welch, the former Glenda 
Glenn, graduated in 1955. 

SUMMER, 1957 

Page Thirty-One 

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 ac- 
curate list, but there will be unintentional omissions. Your help is soliciated in 
order that we may make the column as complete as possible. Those whose memory 
we honor are as follows : 

Alan C. Cameron, '03, died June 2 in Wagoner, Oklahoma. Eighty-two years of 
ag-e, he had served in the ministry in Oklahoma since 1906. 

Mrs. Henry W. Cobb, retired professor of Spanish, died in Claremont, California, 
following- a brief illness. 

Felix W. Grant, '03, died July 17 in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Dr. R. W. Griffith, Jr., '47, was killed in an automobile accident May 9. He 
had just returned from a tour of duty overseas, and was on his way to his home in 

Joseph Hart, '96-'98, died May 17. He had lived in Seattle, Washington. 

W. E. Oswalt, '0S-'09, died August 14. He was a resident of Jackson, Mississippi. 

William Rawls Owens, '14-'15, died in June in Columbia, Mississippi. 

Thomas Edward Pegram, '05, died July 28. He had lived in Ripley, Mississippi. 


(Continued from Fage 29) 
Don Williamson, forward, freshman; Bob Weems, 

Smiley Ratcliff, sophomore; 

guard, sophomore; and Charles Henson, forward, freshman. 

Lack of height and limited experience in college competition hurt the squad 
this year. Next year, with losses by graduation nonexistent and with one or two 
rangy newcomers on the squad, the story could be quite different. 

Baseball experienced another "lean year" at Millsaps College during 1957. 
Major trouble was in the offense department, with a team batting slump hanging 
on most of the season. Coach Sammy Bartling could have used one more good 
infielder and a first-line catcher, as well as ton notch outfielder. With these 
positions filled the season's won-lost record would have looked more favorable. 

Spring Hill and Brookley Air Force Base fell before the steady first-line 
pitching- of the purple and white nuie. In otlier outings, including several con- 
tests with Mississippi College, the final score went against the home team. 

Personnel of the 1957 squad was a follows: Perrin Smith, sophomore, 
second base; Richard Smith, freshman, second base; Cliff Rushing, junior, center- 
field; Billy Livingston, junior, centerfield; Eddie Whaley, sophomore, first base; 
Stan Hathorn, sophomore, right field; Smiley Ratcliff, sophomore, catcher; Bobby 
Ray, freshman, shortstop; Roger Kinnard, freshman, third base, Harvey Ray, 
freshman, third base; Robert Gentry, sophomore, left field; Bob Fortune, freshman, 
pitcher: and Tex Sample, senior, pitcher. 

Here's a direct appeal to you, the Millsaps alumnus. You undoubtedly know 
high school seniors who are good students and interested in the best in education 
who are also good athletes. 

Perhaps these boys would prefer not to play subsidized ball, with its demands 
on the time and personal lives of the students. A word from you about the 
Millsaps way in athletics and the school's reputation could have great influence. 

Although no athletic scholarships are given, boys with a bona fide financial 
need can apply to the Awards Committee for help. They will be given the same 
consideration other students receive. 


(Continued from Page 27) 
education; rather they seek approval of 
their minds as of status quo. New 
thoughts might embarrass their ready- 
made answers, might warp the A which 
for them signifies "approved in person 
as of now!" The grade is the thing; 
thought can wait! 

As I see it, rebellion against thought 
questions is enemy number one in the 
acquisition of reading skill. Those alone 
can be dared to use their innate powers 
of discernment who are willing to think 
— not for but along with the great minds 
of literature. A large part of the blame 
lies, of course, with those teachers who 
commend the parrot memory of dates 

and other surface data, thereby relegat- 
ing genuine thought to the realm of the 
optional. So long as discernment and 
judgement are discounted in the school- 
room, nothing can be done for the aver- 
age mind; impoverishment of superior 
minds likewise may bs a by-product of 
"puffing'' mediocrity in those who are 
capable of more. 


(Continued from Page 31) 
liam H. Jacobs, '50. Living in Jackson, 

Hah Mae Nicholas. '57, to Jack B. 
King, '57. Living in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Shirley Jean Norwood, '50, to Darrcll 
Dean Jones. Living in Jackson, Missis- 

Nell Carolyn Oliver, '56-'57, to Ray 
Joseph Millet. Living in Jackson, Missis- 

Lynda Corine Payne to Kenneth Ray 
Dew, '57. Living in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Betty Margaret Pepper to Dr. John 
Tilden Grantham, Jr. '47-'48. Living in 
Yazoo City, Mississippi. 

Joy Anne Phelan to Lowell Lovett 
Jones, '53-'55. 

Carolyn Ramsey to Ralph Hutto, '49. 
Living in Washington, D. C. 

Martina Kathryn Riley, '57, to Edward 
Whitmer McRae. Living at Emory Uni- 
versity, Georgia. 

Jane Riser to Lacy P. Fraiser, '57. Liv- 
ing in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

Peggy Jo Sanford, '57, to Tex Sher- 
wood Sample, '57. Living in Boston, 

Mary Elizabeth Smith to Eulyss Ed- 
ward Stewart, '57. Living in Jackson, 

Nancy Eleanor Stallings, '54-'55, to 
John Roach. Living in Triangle, Vir- 

Lillian Ann Starnes, '55-'57, to Wil- 
liam Otis Thomas, Jr. Living in Hat- 
tiesburg, Mississippi. 

June Claire Stellwagon, '57, to Charles 
Newton Catledge, '56. Living in Jack- 
son, Mississippi. 

Mary Sue Stump to Grover Upton 
Berry, '55-'56. Living in State College, 

Lillie Felicia Thibodeaux, '52-'53, to 
David Patenotte. 

Mary Emilia Weber, '53, to Myron 
William Yonker, Jr. Living in Dallas, 

Edith 'Whitley to James S. Minnis, Jr.. 
'50. Living in Monroe, Georgia. 

IMartha Ann Wolford, '57, to Thomas 
Lee Willetts, '54-'57. Living in Colum- 
bus, Mississippi. 

Marilyn AVood, 56, to Harry Rinklin 
Blair, '56. Li\'ing in Newport, Rhode 

Page Thirty-Two 


Faith in God and faith in their fellow- 
man has taken three Millsaps College 
students on a mission to England and 
brought them back with a message to 

Lacy Causey, John Sharp Gatewood 
and Keith Tonkel, pre-ministerial stu- 
dents who allowed the germ of an idea 
to gTow into a never-to-be-forgotten 
summer of "witnessing for Christ," are 
eager to deliver that message. 

Financed by donations from interested 
Mississippians and their own money, the 
trio left Jackson June 19 to begin the 
first lap of a tour which would take them 
to England and to many unusual and 
inspiring experiences. 

Tlie three students hitchhiked to 
Montreal, Canada, where they boarded 
the SS Seven Seas for Southampton, 
England. They had allowed themselves 
ten days to reach Montreal, expecting to 

Mission to Mankind 

have trouble getting rides since there 
were three of them. They arrived in 
four days, spending far less than they 
had expected because of the generosity 
and interest of people along the way. 

Upon arrival in England the group 
contacted officials of the Methodist 
Church with whom they had correspond- 
ed. Surprised to discover that the ad- 
venturing American Christians had 
made it, the British Methodists were 
warm in their welcome and immediately 
outlined a schedule of church visitations 
and contacts which kept the young Mis- 
sissippians busy until the day of their 

"Everywhere we went we were receiv- 
ed with warmth." Causey said, speaking 
for the group. "AVe found British Meth- 
odists 'on fire' in the best sense of the 

Gatewood wrote, "The response to our 
team has been most humbling. Wherever 
we have stopped the people have taken 
us into their hearts and homes. It is a 
blessing to see Christianity really at 
work and the Spirit of God so evident in 
the lives of men and women. We shall 
cherish this opportunity for service all 
our days." 

Among the many experiences which 
the three will long remember are their 
days at the general conference of Brit- 
ish Methodism, their talks with Leslie 
Weatherhead and other leaders of the 
Church in England, visits to the shrines 
of ^Methodism where John and Charles 
Wesley worked and lived and, most of all, 
the fellowship and worship experiences 
shared with British young people and 

They said the two issues most fre- 
quently mentioned in serious discussion 
were the revival of interest in religion in 
America and the question of segregation. 

Although they didn't seek it, publicity 
seemed to follow them during their mis- 
sion. Papers in the United States and 
Canada ran feature stories on them. In 
England, every town they visited boast- 
ing a local paper gave them a writeup. 
The British Broadcasting Company men- 
tioned their visit in a nationwide broad- 
cast. A tape recording of "Do, Lord" 
they "tossed off" was such a success 
that it received radio time. 

They returned home early in August 
feeling that their Christian Witness 
i\Tission is only half over. They will visit 
churches in Mississippi sharing their ex- 
periences and bringing to the home folks 
the same message of the universality of 
Christ and the one-ness of all mankind. 

As one member of the team expressed 
it, they'll never again be as small as 
they were (in spirit) when they left. 

SUMMER, 1957 

Page Thirty-Three 


Early Days (1892-1908) 

Fifty-two years of service in the politi- 
cal field were behind him when J. D. 
Fatherree, '02, retired as county at- 
torney of Clarke County, Mississippi, in 
1954. He had served as representative, 
senator, circuit judge, and mayor of 
Quitman, Mississippi. 

May 11 was an important day for Dr. 
and Mrs. Benton Z. Welch. The couple 
celebrated their Golden Wedding anni- 
versary. Dr. Welch is a member of the 
class of 1904. 

After serving 34 years with the U. 
S. Public Health Service, Dr. C. C. Apple- 
white, '07, retired and accepted the 
position of director of the Division of 
Local Health in North Carolina, a posi- 
tion he hasi filled since 1949. 


Featured speaker at the Satartia High 
School commencement exercises this year 
was Miss Bell Lindsey, '23. She chose as 
her topic "Retrogression and Education." 

Wishes for a successful Alumni Day 
were sent by I. H. Hollingsworth, MA 
'24, although he was unable to attend. 
Mr. Hollingsworth, who now lives in 
Biloxi, Mississippi, expressed a deeply 
appreciated sentiment: "Always the best 
for Millsaps is my profound wish." 


The firm of Rohrer, Hibler, and Re- 
plogle. Psychologists to Management, 
has announced the appointment of Dr. 
Alvan L. Chapman, '31, to partnership 
status. Dr. Chapman taught at the Uni- 
versity of Texas for sixteen years be- 
fore joining the staff of the firm. 

The twin daughters of Mrs. Paul 
Meacham, Patsy and Peggy, 19, are en- 
rolled at Lindenwood College for Women 
in St. Charles, Missouri, but her sons, 
Paul , 17, and Britt, 7, are Millsaps pros- 
pects. Mrs. Meacham, the former Jessie 
McDaniel, is a '33 graduate. 

Now Chief Public Administration Ad- 
viser to the U. S. Operations Mission to 
Pakistan, DuVal Steaks, '34, has had 
an interesting and varied career. Prior 
to accepting his present position, he was 
Assistant Mission Director for Helmand 
Valley Projects in Afghanistan, going 
there from the Atomic Energy Commis- 
sion in Washington. He received his Mas- 
ter's degree in public administration at 

American University and has been ad- 
mitted to candidacy for his Ph.D., which 
he. hopes to receive on his return to the 
States in 1959. Mr. Stoaks expressed a 
desire to see any alumni passing through 

Richard F. Kinnaird has been appoint- 
ed Chief Engineer of Optical Research 
and Development for the Engineering 
and Optical Division of Perkin-Elmer 
Corporation. He graduated from Mill- 
saps in 1934 and received his MS degree 
from the University of Chicago in 1936. 

An interesting position as an associate 
director of the Field Services Division of 
the Public Administration Service has 
taken E. F. Ricketts, •31-'34, all over the 
States and to such foreign countries as 
Thailand, Greece, Brazil, and Mexico. 
The PAS program consists of activities 
concerned directly or indirectly with the 
improvement of governmental opera- 
tions. Its Field Services Division pro- 
vides a full range of consulting services 
to governments. Mrs. Ricketts is the 
former Berkley Muh, '38. 

An enviable record has been com- 
piled by the Reverend .J. Noel Hinson, 
'30, superintendent of the Sardis District 
of the Methodist Church. Dui-ing the 
past four years he has had a part in the 
construction of 8 churches, 15 education- 
al buildings, and one parsonage; was in- 
strumental in increasing pastors' sal- 
aries; has helped 10 circuits to become 
autonomous; and has influenced the lives 
of thousands. 

Moss Point citizens selected Rames 
Khayat, '33-'34, mayor in the recent 
election. Mr. Khayat defeated his oppon- 
ent by a wide margin. 

A career in government administra- 
tion has taken John and Marguerite 
(Darden) Godbold to St. Louis, Missouri, 
where he is Director of the Ninth U. S. 
Civil Service Region. Mrs. Godbold is 
a member of the class of 1940, and Mr. 
Godbold graduated in 1939. The God- 
bolds have three children, Walter, 13; 
Tommy, 9; and Marguerite, 3. 

Robert A. Ivy, '39, administrator of 
the Doster Hospital and Clinic in Co- 
lumbus, Mississippi, was named presi- 
dent-elect of the Southeastern Hospital 
Conference in May. He will assume the 
presidency in May, 1958, when the con- 

ference meets in Miami Beach, Florida. 
He is also educational opportunities 
chairman for the state association. 

Clayton A. Morgan, '40, is serving as 
counselor for the Vocational Rehabilita- 
tion section of the Texas Education 
Agency, having received his doctorate in 
educational psychology from the Univer- 
sity of Texas a few years ago. He and 
Mrs. Morgan, who live in Corpus Christi, 
Texas, have two children, Jane Eleanor, 
3, and Clayton, Jr., 2. 

David Donald, associate professor of 
history at Columbia University, has been 
granted a leave of absence from the 
LTniversity and will be a member of the 
Institute of Advanced Studies at Prince- 
ton diu'ing the 1957-58 session. The 
following year he will be a fellow in 
the Institute of Bchaviorial Sciences at 
Stanford. The author of Lincoln's Hern- 
don, Ijincoln Reconsidered, and Inside 
Lincoln's Cabinet, he has also written 
a biography on Senator Charles Sumner 
which will be published soon. He is a 
member of the Class of '41. 

A decision to enter the field of engi- 
neering after several years of service as 
a missionary has brought Haniel Jones, 
'42, and his family back to the States, 
where Mr. Jones will be in school in Au- 
burn, Alabama. Mr. and Mrs. Jones (Sue 
Springer, '42-'43) have four children, 
Sylvia, Joye, Win, and Tate. 

A Shell Merit Fellowship to Stanford 
University was awarded to Adene Hurst, 
'44, one of 90 high school mathematics 
and science instructors from the United 
States and Canada selected to receive 
the award. Miss Hurst teaches math at 
the Lake Charles, Louisiana, High 

Carleton College in Northfield, Min- 
nesota, has announced the promotion of 
Dr. Jean M. Calloway, '44, to the rank 
of associate professor of mathematics. 
Dr. Calloway is vice-president of the 
Carleton chapter of Sigma Xi, national 
science honorary, and is a member of 
the American Mathematical Society and 
the Mathematical Association of Ameri- 

Robert M. Yarbrough, '41-'43, has been 
made headmaster of Christ Church 
School for Boys in Christ Church, Vir- 
ginia. He also serves as assistant or- 

Page Thirty-Four 


ganist at the Christ Church Episcopal 

Bowman L. Clarke, "47, has resigned 
his position as director of the Wesley 
Foundation at the University of Missis- 
sippi to accept a Danforth Foundation 
grant for doctoral studies at Emory 
University. He received his Master's 
degree in philosophy at Ole Miss in 

After a summer's visit in Europe, Ann 
Ammons Howard, '48, will return to Mis- 
sissippi this fall to teach art. She re- 
ceived her Master's degree in history 
from Memphis State College in 19.5fi. 

At least one Millsaps alumnus has 
no trouble seeing "My Fair Lady." He is 
Gene Tally Nettles, '49, vi^ho is a member 

of the cast. 


Peggy Billings, '50, delivered the "mes- 
sage of welcome" to SO young men and 
women who were commissioned deacon- 
esses and missionaries of the Methodist 
Church at the annual meeting of the 
Methodist Board of Missions at Buck 
Hills Falls, Pennsylvania. Miss Billings 
is a missionary to Korea. 

An LL.B. degree was awarded to Rob- 
ert J. Yohannan, '50, by Rutgers Uni- 
versity at its 191st commencement in 

Lt. Fay Allan Lossing, .Jr., '47-'48, 
was recently appointed to the executive 
staff of the Naval Academy at Annap- 
olis, Maryland. 

Dr. Cleveland Turner, '52, has begun 
his specialty training in general surg- 
ery at the Ochsner Medical Foundation 
in New Orleans. He is married to the 
former Dorothy Jernigan, '52, and has 
three children, Cleveland, III, 6, Diana 
Elizabeth, 4, and Linda Gail, 7 months. 

After 2% years of service vnth the 
Navy, Mr. and Mrs. James Leon Young 
(Joan Wignall, '51-'52) have returned to 
Jackson to make their home. Mr. Young, 
a member of the class of '52, will prac- 
tice law with his father's firm, Young 
and Daniel. 

Four Millsaps alumni have received 
M. D. degrees from the University of 
Tennessee in recent exercises. They are 
John Sandefur, '53; Durward Harrison, 
'53; John Neil Turnage, '50; and Samuel 
0. Massey, '53. Mr. Sandefur is married 

to the former Mary Louise Flowers, '55, 
and Mr. Massey's wife is the former 
Mary Lynn Graves, '55. 

The Reverend Harold L. Fair, '49-'50, 
was named assistant editor of the Meth- 
odist adult church-school publications in 
July. Immediately prior to his appoint- 
ment, Mr. Fair worked with The New- 
Christian Advocate in Chicago. 

Graduation from the University of 
Mississippi Medical School and his mar- 
riage to Catherine Gordon Lotterhos 
made June a busy month for Henry Pipes 
Mills, Jr., '53. Dr. and Mrs. Mills are 
living in Orlando. Florida, where Dr. 
Mills is interning at Orange Memorial 

A Jackson columnist recently featured 
Dr. & Mrs. Loyal Durand (Wesley Ann 
Travis '49-'51), listing the achievements 
which have brought them distinction. Dr. 
Durand received his Ph.D. degree in 
theoretical physics from Yale University 
in June, and Mrs. Durand has completed 
the required work for her Ph.D. degi'ee 
in romance languages. Their honors are 
too numerous to mention here. 

The CIBA Pharmaceutical Products 
Inc. has appointed Jesse 0. Reed, '53, 
professional service representative in the 
Jackson territory. Mr. Reed is married 
and has three children. 

Jack Dunbar, '54, has accepted a posi- 
tion with the law firm of Talbot and 
Sullivan in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He 
is married to the former Ann Hand, '54. 

Keith Dix, '54, received his doctorate 
in economics from Duke University in 
June. He will teach at Hampden-Syd- 
ney College in Virginia this fall. Mrs. 
Dix is the former Winnie Hargrove, '53- 

A teacher in Denver, Colorado, during 
the 195f>-57 session, Jo Anne Cooper, '54, 
has accepted an appointment to teach 
in Japan next year. 

Two Millsaps alumni were chosen to 
receive F\ilbright Scholarships this year. 
.Sandra Miller, '57, will study in France 
and William Eugene Wright, '54, will 
study in Germany. 

On July 3 Frank Mangum, '54, was or- 
dained Deacon in Trinity Cathedral Par- 
ish in Little Rock, Arkansas. Another 
Millsaps alumnus, the Reverend David 
Watts, '42, rector of St. Paul's Parish in 

Batesville, Arkansas, preached the ordi- 
nation sermon. FYank is now Deacon- 
in-charge of St. Luke's Mission in North 
Little Rock. 

A draftsman with the 11th Armored 
Cavalry Regiment's Medium Tank Com- 
pany, Charles H. Williams, '55, is serv- 
ing in Germany as part of "Operation 
Gyroscope," the Army's unit rotation 
plan. He was employed as a geologist 
with the Lion Oil Company in Roswell, 
New Mexico, prior to entering the serv- 

A 1955 graduate returned to his Alma 
Mater to serve on its faculty during the 
1957 summer session. John Lott, who re- 
reived his MA in English from Vander- 
bilt in 1956, had a chance to find out 
what it is like on the other side of the 

Following his graduation from the 
Washintgon University Medical School, 
A. W. Ferris, '51-'53, accepted a com- 
mission as a first lieutenant in the Air 
Force. He is on duty for his internship 
at Tripler General Hospital in Honolulu, 

Jerry Trigg, '56, is serving as associ- 
ate pastor of the Belmont Methodist 
Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Mrs. 
Trigg (Rose Cunningham, '57) has ac- 
cepted a position in the Intermediate 
Division of the Methodist Publishing 
House in that citv. 

The John Q. Schisler graduate award 
has been granted to Edwin P. Upton, 
'56, for the 1957-58 session. He will at- 
tend the Duke University Divinity School 
and will receive his Master's degree in 
religious education next spring. The fol- 
lowing year he plans to work toward his 
Bachelor of Divinity degree. 

The University of Arkansas named 
Mrs. Charles McSwain (Mary Warren 
Huntley, '53-'55) the recipient of the Jo 
Belle Holcombe award given annually to 
the woman student in the senior class 
who has done superior work in the field 
of English. She was recogrnized for her 
work while at Millsaps, too, receiving the 
Clarke Essay Medal. 

.Vlice Starnes, '57, graduated from 
Delta Air Lines' Stewardess School at 
the Atlanta Airport in the spring. She is 
now based in Memphis, Tennessee. 

SUMMER, 1957 

Page Thirty-Five 


Is The Month For Coming Home 

and for 
The Warmth Of Reunion 

A 1956 reunion of the Early Days Club was a wonderful 

Homecoming — 1957 


Early Days Club (1908 and before) 


the classes of 

1924, 1925, 1926 and 1927 

1943, 1944, 1945 and 1946 

For 1933-the 25th 

For 1908-the 50th 

Plan Something Special 


October 18th, 1957 

Freshman Day — All Day 
Eai-ly Day's Club Banquet 

October 19th, 1957 

Registration 10 a.m. 

Reunions 10 a.m.-12 noon 

Informal Lunch —12 noon 

Pep Rally (cafeteria) 12 noon 

Parade 2 p.m. 

Variety Show 3:30 p.m. 

Campus Tour — 4.30 p.m. 

Banquet ___5:30 p.m. 

Mississippi College Game —.8 p.m. 

Saturday, October 19th, is the Date — Your Classmates Will be There 
We'll Be Expecting You 



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Inside . . . 

Alumni and 

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From the President 

The successful launching of an earth 
satellite by the Soviet Union may ap- 
propriately be compared to the shock of 
F'earl Harbor. If Sput- 
nik has shocked us 
into a re-evaluation of 
our entire educational 
program and into a 
re-examination of our 
sense of what is im- 
portant, then we 
might well thank God 
for it. When, some one 
asks, "What can I 
do?" a part of the 
answer is: "Inquire seriously about what 
education is for and how brains can be 
better rewarded." 

We can expect our nation now to con- 
centrate intensely on science and en- 
gineering. This is as it should be. If 
we have been passed by the competitor, 
we want to catch up as rapidly as 

It will be fatal, however, if our con- 
centration is limited to mathematics, 
physics and chemistry. The real battle 
is still for the minds and the loyalties of 
men. Russia's jump on us may make 
this battle more difficult than it has ever 
been. It has not changed the fact itself. 
The most demanding areas of study and 
for study are not the natural sciences — 
demanding as they are — but the social 
sciences and the humanities. The latter 
is the study of how human conduct and 
behaviour can be understood and im- 
proved. Though we may have fallen 
behind Russia in some scientific develop- 
ments, we can still point to marked ad- 
vances — more advances in the areas of 
science than in the area of human rela- 

The task we confront is that of achiev- 
ing stability and stamina for a heritage 
of freedom. And having achieved it, the 
further task is to learn better how to 
share it and commend it. 

Millsaps College expects to make its 
contribution to an intensified training 
of scientists. It is imperative that this 
be done so that our scientific leaders 
can have the essential balance of the 
liberal arts and of a Christian philos- 
ophy. We need brilliant scientists who 
are also human beings, responsible citi- 
zens and enlightened Christian church- 
men. Better to say — we need enlightened 
Christian Churchmen who are also bril- 
liant scientists. 

Homecoming gets better every year, and returning alumni become more enthusiastic 
In the top picture, members of the Early Days Club, one of the most loyal groups 
pose in the Union Building. The Club includes alumni who attended Millsaps fift; 
years ago or more. Picture 2 shows some of the members of the class of '33 wh( 
returned for the 25-year reunion. Members of the classes of '24. '25, '26, and '2' 
gathered in front of the Christian Center for picture 3, and the classes of '43, '44 
'45, and '46 posed at the side entrance of the "CC". 

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Dr. A. P. Hamilton, "the 
noblest Roman of them all." 
appears in the Homecoming 
parade. Members of Eta 
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Editor James J. Live.«ay 

Assistant Editor Shirley Caldwell 


Volume 42 

December, 1957 

Number 4 

Published by Millsaps College monthly during the College year. Entered as second class matter November 
21, 1917 at the Post Office in Jackson, Mississippi, under the Act of August 24, 1912. 


Page Three 

Sound Development Program 
Is Feature of Sixty -Sixth Year 

It's been another exciting and signif- 
icant fall at Millsaps Colleg-e. 

The $500,000 Union Building has been 
ofricially opened and dedicated. 

The faculty offices and classrcoms in 
Murrah Hall are in use, serving 34 in- 
structors and administrators. 

Ground has been broken and construc- 
tion is well along on two doiniitories 
which will cost in excess of 8800,000 and 
house 236 students. 

Ten capable instructors have been 
added to the faculty and a number of 
important changes and additions have 
been made to the curriculum. 

Alumni, trustees, faculty members, and 
the newly-formed Associates groups be- 
gan new and important committee work 
designed to strengthen the College. 

Among the projects initiated or con- 
tinued with new enthusiasm this fall is 
the faculty's development committee, 
charged with the responsibility of long- 
range planning. The alumni launched 
the second annual Alumni Fund cam- 
paign, gave attention to implementing 
the Advertising Council's national cam- 
paign in behalf of higher education, and 
began a program to interest Mississippi's 
best students in attending Millsaps. Re- 
cruitment of college teachers from the 
Millsaps student body received the serious 
study of faculty and trustee committees. 

September's air of expectancy was 
supercharged with the encouraging news 
that church support and alumni giving 
had reached new highs. The probability 
of increased support from business and 

industry and the foundations added to 
the feeling of optimism. 

Highlight of the early weeks of the 
fall session was the ceremony on Sep- 
tember 26, marking the formal opening 
of the Union Building and the sixty- 
sixth session of the College, and the 
observance of Founders Day. 

Dr. Theodore Distler, executive secre- 
tary of the American Association of 
Colleges, spoke to friends and alumni of 
the College on the subject "Craftsmen 
of Liberty" at the opening ceremonies 
Thursday. Officials of the church, the 
trustees, the College, and the student 
body took part in the brief but impres- 
sive program. 

One of the year's most delightful 
events was the dinner held the night 
before in the Union Building and at- 
tended by 300 membes of the Alumni 
Board of Directors, the Board of 
Trustees, the faculty, the Commission 
on Higher Education of the Methodist 
Church, and the Millsaps Associates. 

Five speakers told their listeners what 
Millsaps meant to them personally and 
described its importance to the city, 
state, and nation. They were Allen 
Thompson, Jackson mayor; Dr. Kirby 
Walker, superintendent of schools; 0. B. 
Triplett, Forest attorney and Alumni 
Association president; Bishop Marvin 
Franklin, and James L. Waits, president 
of the student body. 

During the day Wednesday the fol- 
lowing organizations met to plan pro- 
grams in support of Millsaps College: 
the Board of Directors of the Alumni 
Association, the Commission on Higher 
Education of the Methodist Church, and 
the Millsaps Associates. 

Guests for the Union Building opening 
and those attending Homecoming and 
other events on campus have been shown 
"the miracle of Murrah Hall chapel." 
Alumni and friends who remember with 
warm feeling's the old chapel will find 
it hard to believe that three floors of 
offices, lounges, and classrooms and 
seminar rooms are in use daily in con- 
trast to the meetings held occasionally 
in the space in years past. 

Not since the spring of 1955 has the 
campus been free of the noises of con- 
struction as the College moves toward 
more adequate facilities for students and 
staff. Contractors Denny and Jordan 
are on schedule in their efforts to finish 
the men's and women's dormitories by 
the opening of the 1958-59 session. Men 
will enjoy 136 additional spaces and 
women will have 100 new spaces. All 
dormitories will house students on a 
two-to-a-room basis. 

It has been an exciting fall and one 
which reflects the tempo of life at 
Millsaps today and its hopes and plans 
for the future. 

New Dormitories Under Construction 


Page Four 

Dr. Theodore Distler, executive director of the Association of 
American Colleges, delivered the main address at the dedica- 
tion of the Union Huildinjj on September 26. Adequate 
facilities for students and faculty members is one of the 
goals of the development program of the College. 

Foundation support of colleges and universities is becoming a major factor in the 
strengthening of higher education in the United States. The bonus grant of the Ford 
Foundation given to one college in each state was used by Millsaps College to provide 
new faculty offices and classrooms in Murrah Hall. The center photograph shows 
crowded conditions before the project was completed on October 1. Pictures of each 
professor in his new private office gives an idea of the importance of the construction. 


Page Five 

Cdngratulations are extended following the presentation. 

Clark Named Outstanding Alumnus 

A Jackson minister has been named the outstanding 
Millsaps College alumnus foz- 1957. He is the Reverend 
Roy C. Clark, pastor of Capitol Street Methodist Church 
and a niemher of the class of 1941. 

Clark was honored on October 19 at the climax of the 
annual Homecoming Banquet. Student body president Jim 
Waits, of Hattiesburg, presented the award on behalf of 
the alumni, faculty, and students of the College. 

Now in its seventh year, the Millsaps Alumnus of the 
Year program recognizes alumni whose contributions in the 
areas of service to church, college, and community have 
been outstanding. Nominations are made by the general 
public and the award recipient is selected by a committee 
composed of alumni, faculty members, and students. 

Clark came to Capitol Street Methodist Church in 1953 
from a successful pastorate in Forest, Mississippi. Follow- 
ing his graduation from Millsaps College he entered Yale 
School oi' Divinity, where he received the Bachelor of 
Divinity degree. 

He is the son of the Reverend and Mrs. C. C. Clark, of 
Jackson, and is married to the former Esther Mae Maddox, 
of McComb. The Clarks have two children, Lynn, 10, and 
Susan, 5. His father and two sisters are Millsaps alumni. 

The citation described the Jackson minister's activities 
in part as follows: 

"Since his appointment to his current pastorate in 1953, 
he has inaugurated and carried on a program which has 
been recognized as truly outstanding. This year, the first 
project of an ambitious expansion program, a magnificent 
$300,000 educational building and a new chapel, has been 
completed, and a second project, the remodeling and air 
conditioning of an older educational building, has been 

"In demand as a speaker before church and college 
groups and civic and fraternal organizations, he gives him- 

self unselfishly in response to these calls, although his own 
responsibilities as a minister require and receive many 
exti'a hours of his time each day. 

"His interest in his fellow man manifests itself in his 
willingness to accept civic assignments. In his community he 
is a member of the local Executive Committee of the Appeals 
Review Board, a member of the Policy Committee of the 
Family Service Organization, a member of the State Depart- 
ment of Public Welfare's Advisory Committee on Standards 
for Licensing Maternity Homes, a member of the Universitj'' 
of Mississippi's Advisory Council on Continuing Education, 
a member of the Board of Directors of the Symphony 
Orchestra, and an active worker in numerous other fund 
drives and community betterment projects. He is immediate 
past president of his city's Ministerial Association. 

"Since his first days on the campus, the award recipient 
has felt and demonstrated a deep loyalty to his Alma Mater. 
Through the years this interest has continued. Within recent 
months he has served as chairman of the Board of Directors 
of the Alumni Association Projects Committee, devoting 
carerul thought and leadership to its activities. When the 
advisability of the recent building program to undenvrite 
two vitally needed dormitories was being debated at the 
histoi-ic joint session of the two Conferences of Methodism 
last year, he rose to his feet at a crucial time in the debate 
and spoke logically, and at the same time persuasively, of 
the vital need for the project." 

The Alumnus-of-the-Year Award is the only honor given 
by the College exclusively to its alumni. Recipients of the 
award since its inception in 1950 have been Rubel Phillips, 
Jackson, 1956; W. J. Caraway, Leland, 1955; Gilbert Cook, 
Sr., Canton, 1954; E. A. Khayat, Moss Point, 1953; Dr. 
Charles Neill, Jackson, 1952; and James J. Livesay, 
Jackson, 1950. 

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In Answer to a Frequently Asked Question 

oAlumni Are Filling Crucial Role 

Current international tensions have 
impressed upon the minds of millions 
the vital importance of the educated 
man. Suddenly the "egghead" has been 
elevated to the annointed position of a 
modern day Moses. With the new reali- 
zation of the crucial role higher educa- 
tion plays in our society has come new 
demands on its institutions. 

These demands reach every area oT 
America's diversified system of colleges 
and universities. Millsaps College, al- 
ways dedicated to the highest standards 
of excellence, is now exp-ected to prepare 
an even higher percentage of superior 
graduates in greater numbers for even 
greater responsibility. 

For the privately supported small 
liberal arts college these demands as- 
sume gigantic proportions. The best 
teachers, more adequate facilities, more 
effective curriculum, the best equipment, 
and the best students must be obtained — 
and they cannot be obtained without fi- 
nancial resources beyond those currently 
available. Before money comes there 
must be the loyalty, interest and public 
opinion-molding activity of all of its 

In the midst of these serious demands 
the following report is encouraging and 
reassuring to every person who appre- 
ciates and respects Millsaps College. 

Millsaps alumni are accepting their 
responsibility as a vital segment of the 
constituency of the College. Working 
through the Alumni Association and in- 

dependently they are making their in- 
fluence count through an increasing 
number of projects and programs. Build- 
ing- on good foundations laid in previous 
years, they are well on their way toward 
making the year 1957-58 a truly signi- 
ficant year in College history. 

Specificially, the following activity is 
undergirding the College in its deter- 
mination to meet the challenges of the 
years ahead: 

Fund Drive Launched 

The 1957-58 Alumni Fund, v.ith a 
goal of $17,500 from 1,000 alumni, has 
reached a total of more than $7,000. 
Under the direction of Fund Chairman 
George Pickett, the campaign to ob- 
tain alumni financial support is being 
strengthened by the personal efforts 
of .340 class managers. 

On November 19, the first annual 
Alumni Fund dinner was held in the 
Union Building. The meeting featured 
a film, "Endowing Our Future," and 
talks by Alumni Association President 
0. B. Triplett, Jr., Campaign Chair- 
man George Pickett, Rubel Phillips, 
and President Finger. The needs of 
the College and higher education in 
general, its mission, and the import- 
ance of the Alumni Fund were pre- 
sented with frankness and sincerity. 
Craig Castle, immediate past presi- 
dent of the Association, w^as master 
of ceremonies. 

Statements made during the eve- 
ning reflected the enthusiasm and the 

Alumni support is a key factor in the long range development program 
of the College. The Board of Directors of the Alumni Association, 
pictured below in session, is the official voice of Millsaps alumni. 

seriousness of purpose to be found 
in alumni and in those who furnish 
alumni leadership. 

Dr. Finger, in sharing with alumni 
the plans for the years ahead, said, 
"Our primary concern is not with 
brick and mortar but with brains and 
character. If we go all out for the 
sciences without equal attention to the 
humanities, we will again have sold 
our souls for a mess of materialistic 
porridge." He named as uppermost 
in importance on the list of the needs 
of the College the maintenance of a 
superior faculty. 

Rubel Phillips, Alumnus of the Year 
in 1956, spoke of the College as a 
symbol of sanity, leadership, and 
vision. "If I started now and worked 
the rest of my life I could not repay 
Millsaps for what she has done for 
me," he said. 

Sincere and moving appeals for en- 
thusiastic support of the College were 
presented by Messrs. Triplett, Pickett, 
and Castle. It was a great evening 
for the Association and the College. 

Groundwork Laid 

In the spring of 1957, the founda- 
tion was laid for alumni effort in be- 
half of the College. Forest attorney 
0. B. Triplett, Jr., was elected presi- 
dent. Named to serve with him were 
the following loyal and capable alum- 
ni: Mrs. Ross Barnett, the Reverend 
Roy Clark, and Dr. Charles N. Wright, 
vice presidents; and Mrs. T. H. Naylor, 
recording secretary. 

Under Triplett's leadership, alumni 
activity has included the following: 

(1) A ticket sales campaign and 
an alumni-student outing in support 
of the football team; 

(2) Planning and staging a success- 
ful and well-attended Homecoming 
weekend program; 

(3) Sponsorship, with the adminis- 
tion of the College, of the alumnus-of- 
the-Year progrram bringing honor to 
an outstanding graduate; 

(4) Design and production of of- 
ficial Alumni Association stationery; 

(5) As described above, the launch- 
ing of the second annual Alumni 
Fund campaign; 

(Continued on Page 14) 


Page Seven 

Alumni Day — Homecoming 

Are They Really Worth Your Time? 


Homecoming 1957 has gone into the 
record boolc. By all standards of judg- 
ment, it was a meaningful and successful 

They came from Washington, D. C, 
and St. Louis, Missouri, and scores of 
towns and cities in several states. 

They came representing the first class 
to enroll at Millsaps College. Answering 
the roll call in October, 1957, were the 
Reverend H. A. Gatlin and Simon W. 
Dismukes, who registered in 1892. They 
came in larger numbers representing 
the class of 1957. 

By the hundreds they came, to take 
part in one or more of the ten functions 
planned for the weekend. There were 
those present who remembered the 
sparse Homecoming crowds of the not- 
too-distant past. 

For those who attended for the first 
time, Homecoming was an amazing ex- 

Early arrivals who reached the cam- 
pus Friday were entertained by the 
Freshman Day festivities which featured 
"artistically" garbed freshmen enjoying 
a 24-hour period of fun-filled subservi- 
ence to upperclassmen. Hazing, fast 
disappearing from the American college 
scene, was absent from the Freshman 
Day activities. 

An eye-opener was the parade with 
its magnificent floats. Campus organi- 
zations, including lionoraries as well as 
social groups, created truly professional 
entries in the Homecoming parade com- 
petition. A spellbound graduate express- 
ed the feelings of all alumni when she 
said, "We thought we had the very best 
in our day, but these floats look like 
entries in the Tournament of Roses 

Campus decorations, which have come 
to be a highlight of the Homecoming 
weekend, this year featured a nursery 
rhyme theme. Receiving the worst end 
of the deal in every scene was the much- 
maligned "Choctaw." 

Because of the traditional individual- 
ism and academic disciplining espoused 
and absorbed by its members, the Mill- 
saps College student body has often been 
accused of lacking in school spirit. Al- 
though the alumnus observer had no way 

of judging the 1957 edition of the student 
body in regard to its individualism and 
its academic discipline, he was over- 
whelmed by the vocal demonstration of 
school spirit at the noon pep rally in the 
Union Building cafeteria. 

The finest contribution by students to 
the day was, as always, their personal 
thoughtfulness and cordiality extended 
in both formal and informal contacts. 

The returning alumnus was impressed 
by the student participation in Home- 

If the weekend was his first Home- 
coming since leaving the campus he was 
amazed and delighted to see the additions 
and improvements made to the physical 

Two separate tours of the campus 
began in the Christian Center, stately 
building which houses the religion, phi- 
losophy, education, speech and drama, 
and ancient languages departments. If 
he had received his degree before 1950 
this was new and impressive. 

Old Murrah Hall was next, and every 
alumnus who hadn't visited the campus 
since September found what he saw hard 
to believe. Murrah Chapel had been 
converted to three floors of air condi- 
tioned faculty offices and lounges, class- 
rooms and seminar rooms attractively 
decorated and equipped with modern 
furniture. He left happy to know that 
his Alma Mater, in a day when it is 

becoming increasingly difficult to retain 
facult,y members, had provided for its 

The Union Building, almost as new as 
the Murrah offices, seemed a dream 
come true to the touring alumnus. Beau- 
tiful and commodious, the building pro- 
vides completely for the students' social 
and recreational needs. As groups of 
alumni walked through the grill, book 
store, cafeteria, social hall, lounges, 
student offices, and private dining rooms, 
they saw "a home away from home." 
The most frequent comment made during 
the Union Building tour was "How I 
wish they'd had this when I was here." 

A visit to the Music Hall, oldest of 
the "new" buildings on the campus, add- 
ed to the amazement of the alumnus who 
hadn't been on campus recently. Old 
Elsinore Hall, tastefully furnished and 
completely equipped as a Music Depart- 
ment, housed a recital hall, private 
studios for four full-time professors, 
classrooms, and individual practice 

Student guides made the Library the 
final stop on the Homecoming weekend 
tours because it remains for many the 
"pride of the campus." Greatly enlarged, 
air conditioned, and beautifully decorat- 
ed, the Library is serving Millsaps in 
many ways. Touring alumni viewed the 
large general reading rooms, faculty 
lounges, departmental reading rooms, 
and the study carrels with deep satisfac- 
tion. They understood why the point 
index of the student body was higher 
last year than in previous years. 

The tour was a rewarding and satis- 
fying experience for returning alumni. 

If alumni reaction is an accurate 
barometer the events planned for Home- 
coming were worthwhile, even in the 
judgment of the busiest executive. 

Registration and the social hour which 
followed in the Christian Center Build- 
ing lasted well beyond the time alloted 
for the two functions. "Socializing" 
alumni gave as their reasons for linger- 
ing- in the halls and lounges — "we're 
enjoying ourselves." 

Reunions were late in starting because 
(Continued on Page 17) 

Page Eight 


For Some-Their First Visit To The Campus In Years 

The Homecominij banquet climaxed a great day. A portion of the cro»d is seen in picture Number 1. Some of the Early 
Days Club members who came back enjoy food and fellowship in Number 2 at the Club"s annual dinner Friday night. The 
camera records a significant moment in the weekend's activities in Number 3. W. F. Murrah. of .Memphis, views the portrait 
of his father. Bishop William B. Murrah. the first president of Millsaps College. One of the many excellent floats in the 
parade is shown in Number 4. The class of 1899 presented to tie Librarian Bethany Swearingen a rebound copy of the first 
edition of the COLLEGIAN. Surviving members Harrell and Jones make the presentation in Number 5. Fellowship at its best 
is pictured in Number 6 during the social hour following registration in the Christian Center. Cheerleaders "warm up" for 
the pep rally preceding the game with MC in Number 7. Freshman Day on Friday featured competition for King and Queen. 
A few of the contestants are "captured"' by the cameraman in Number 8. 


Page Nine 

Events of Note From Town and Gown 

Esso Grant Received 

For the second consecutive year Mill- 
saps College has been selected as one 
of a number of liberal arts colleges to 
receive an unrestricted grant from the 
Esso Education Foundation. 

The grant, totaling $2,000, is one of 
several received by Millsaps College 
from business and industry over the past 
few years. The Ford Foundation de- 
signated funds for the Jackson institu- 
tion, including an extra "accomplish- 
ment" grant for unrestricted use. Other 
organizations making direct grants to 
Millsaps include the General Education 
Board, the Texas Company, United 
States Steel Foundation, General Motors 
Corporation, and the Lyle Cashion 

Additional support is received annually 
by Millsaps from business and industry 
through the Mississippi Foundation of 
Independent Colleges, an organization 
formed to give friends of independent 
higher education a single source for the 
receipt of gifts to colleges and univer- 
sities. Belhaven and Blue Mountain Col- 
leges are cooperating in the Foundation 
program. Gifts made by business and 
industry are divided on an enrollment 
and pro-rata basis between the three 
schools Membership is open to members 
of the Mississippi Association of Colleges 
which are privately supported. 

Alumna Joins Stajf 

Among the many good things which 
have happened this fall at Millsaps is 
the addition of Mrs. Hem-y Pate to the 
staff. Mrs. Pate will be remembered as 
the former Glenn Phifer, who graduated 
in 1940. 

Space does not permit the listing of all 
of the honors and achievements which 
were hers during her student days, but 
among the more prominent were her 
editorship of the BOBASHELA, mem- 
bership in Sigma Lambda, and her selec- 
tion by her fellow students as one of 
the top campus beauties. 

Mrs. Pate will be in charge of alumni 
records and research, and we're con- 
gratulating ourselves and being con- 
gratulated on our good fortune in secur- 
ing her services. 


"Kismet", the fabulous musical, a 
reunion of the Millsaps Singers, semi- 
nars featuring Millsaps College 
faculty members, and a dinner honor- 
ing members of the class of 1958 — 
these are events which will make 
Saturday, May 10, a day for remem- 
bering for all Millsaps alumni. 

It's Alumni Day, the annual spring 
in-gathering of Millsaps graduates 
and former students. 

You'll be hearing more about the 
details. Meanwhile, circle the date on 
the calendar — May 10. 

This is a day none of us should miss. 

Bring A Senior 

High School Day, held annually to ac- 
quaint graduating seniors with Millsaps 
College, has been set for March 15. 

A High School Day Committee, com- 
posed of faculty members and students, 
has already begun work on plans for 
the day. Chairman of the committee is 
Mrs. W. F. Goodman, associate professor 
of English. 

Seniors from all over the state will 
meet for a program which will include 
guided tours of the campus, a reception, 
departmental exhibits, faculty consulta- 
tion period, a variety program, and the 
Players' presentation of "Teahouse of 
the August Moon." 

Alumni are urged to have a part in 
the day by encouraging seniors in their 
areas to attend the event. Some alumni 
bring carloads of students to the College 
for High School Day. Any effort is ap- 
preciated by officials. 

Attention Ex' Singers 

Are you a former member of that far- 
famed group, the Millsaps Singers? If 
so, Saturday, May 10, is a most im- 
portant date for you. 

That's Alumni Day and the date set 
for the national reunion of all ex-Singers. 

It's the first of an annual spring re- 
union series for Millsaps extracurricular 

Alvin Jon ("Pop") King, emeritus 
director of the Singers, will be on hand 
as guest of honor. 

The reunion will include an afternoon 
performance of familiar numbers by the 
Singers of the 1934 through 1956 era. 

There's plenty of time for you to make 
plans to be on hand for this wonderful 
reunion and to take part in the rest of 
the day's features. 

It's May 10. Don't miss it! 

Big Issue Coming 

Just why do we need institutions of 
hig-her education in the United States? 

Millsaps College alumni will have an 
opportunity to study some of the an- 
swers to that question when the spring 
edition of MAJOR NOTES reaches them. 

Compiled by editors of some of the 
very finest alumni magazines in the 
nation, the story of higher education will 
be presented in a 32-page summary com- 
plete with features and pictures, which 
we feel will be intensely interesting and 
of vital importance to all of us. 

The regular columns will be on hand 
to keep you up to date on fellow alumni 
and a story or two of importance about 
the Millsaps scene will appear, but the 
rest 01 the magazine wil be devoted to 
telling the big story of higher education. 

We felt that you as intelligent and 
responsible citizens should know what 
that story is. 

Save some reading time — it will be 
worth it! 

Jones Helps College 

A prominent Jackson businessman has 
presented Millsaps College with a gift 
to cover the cost of furnishing one of the 
Union Building lounges. 

He is Thomas D. Jones, a representa- 
tive of Scott-Foresman and Company. 
Jones recently presented officials with 
a check for more than SIOOO to pay for 
lounge furniture. 

The Union Building was opened in 
September. It houses two lounges, stu- 
dent offices, a bookstore, a grill, a 
cafeteria, and a recreation room. The 
lounge which Mr. Jones' grant furnished 
is located on the second floor. 

As a textbook salesman with Scott- 
Foresman, Mr. Jones has visited college 
campuses across the nation. According 
to officials, his interest in young people 
led him to make the gift. 

In making the contribution Jones said, 
"I have never seen a student body or 
faculty that impressed me as much as 
those at Millsaps have. Dr. Finger and 
everyone connected with your college 
are an inspiration to me." 

Page Ten 


Wanted -''P&Ws 


A search is being conducted by the 
library staff i'or alumni or relatives and 
friends of alumni who have in their 
possession some long-sought issues of 
the Purple and White, weekly journal- 
istic voice of the student body. 

You are requested to look through 
your Millsaps mementos for copies of 
P & W issues published during the fol- 
lowing- years: 1916-17, 1917-18, 1918-19, 
1919-20, 1926-27, 1927-28, 1928-29, 1937- 

If yuu have any of the above issues to 
spare and would part with them please 
mail them to Miss Bethany Swearingen, 
Millsaps College Library, Jackson, Mis- 

Top Clubs Named 

Millsaps College alumni in the Mc- 
Comb and Memphis areas continue to 
lead their fellow alumni across the nation 
in grass roots activity on behalf of their 
Alma Mater. 

On November 21, the McComb area 
alumni sponsored a recruitment program 
at Southwest Junior College in Summit, 
Mississippi. Led by the Reverend Ray- 
mond Wesson, president, the club invited 
members of the sophomore class at 
Southwest to attend a combination social 
and recruitment program held on the 
Junior College campus. 

Dr. Donald Caplenor, professor of 
biology, spoke to an intei-ested group of 
prospective transfers on the opportu- 
nities and hazards American youth will 
find in the new emphasis on science. 
Public Relations Director James J. Live- 
say spoke to the group concerning edu- 
cation in general and the Millsaps way 
in particular. 

In Memphis, President J. J. Valentine, 
Memphis attorney, announced the annual 
club dinner for January at the Knicker- 
bocker Hotel. 

A program which will featui'e the 
minimum of speech making and the 
maximum of good fellowship is being 
planned. Ralph McCool is serving as 
chairman of the Arrangements Commit- 
tee for the Memphis area club meeting. 

A business item of importance will 
include the election of officers for the 
new yeai\ 

Is your area organized? Is your club, 
if organized, an active group? If not, 
be the spark which ignites the enthu- 
siasm of Millsaps men and women in 
your area. A card or letter to the Alumni 
Director, Millsaps College, suggesting a 
time for a planning meeting will draw- 
immediate response. 

The President's reception at the beginning 
of the fall session provides a chance for 
new students to meet faculty members. 
Here Ann Sturdivant, from Tupelo, is 
greeted by Dr. and Airs. Frank Laney. Dr. 
Laney is associate professor of history. 

First Fund Report 

At press time Alumni Fund Chairman 
George Pickett issued his first report 
of the 1957-58 campaign. 

A total of $7,457.00 had been received 
from 264 graduates and former students. 

The classes of 1941. 1954 and 1956 had 
forged ahead in total number of members 
responding to the Fund appeal. 

Leading in total given was the class 
of 1917. 

The goal is 817,500 from 1,000 alumni 
by June 30. 

Send your contribution today. 

Sorry- -Our Mistake 

Information which should have ap- 
peared in the Alumni Fund issue of 
MAJOR NOTES is listed below. 

These gifts to the 1956-57 Fund were 
gratefully received and sincerely ap- 

Omissions included the following: 
Contributions from Alumni 
Memorial to Billy Gulledge: 

Mr. and Mrs. Zach Taylor, Jr., '44 and 
'45 (nee: Dot Jones) 
Memorial to Mrs. J. W. Deyton tnee: 
Gayle Doggett) : 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Foster. '4S-'50 

and '53 (nee: Elizabeth Lester) 
ilr. and Mrs. George Reid, '57 and '53 
(nee: Nona Ewing) 

Memorial to Mrs. J. E. J. Ferguson: 
Mrs. Frank Cabell, '35 

(nee: Helen Hargrave) 

Richard I. Jolly, '13 

Gifts from Friends 

Scott Arnold, Jr. 
Sterling Seabrook 
Mrs. Z. A. Wasson 

There may have been other omissions 
from our final report on the 1956-57 
.A.lumni Fund campaign. If you know 
of any please let us know. 

Do You Have Them? 

Dr. Harry S. ilanley, professor of 
social science, has asked the help of 
Millsaps alumni in obtaining for the Col- 
lege a complete set of the United States 
Supreme Court Records. 

Dr. Manley says that students in the 
social science division need the reports 
for reference work. Alumni who could 
obtain a set of the law reports are asked 
to consider Millsaps as a recipient. 

The volumes w-ill be kept in the Mill- 
saps-Wilson Library. They should be 
mailed to Miss Bethany Swearingen, 

The Spirit of '99 

For the second time in fifty-eight 
years Millsaps College has received a 
gift from the graduating class of 1899. 

The two surviving members of the 
fourth class to graduate from Millsaps, 
Dr. George L. Harrell, Jackson, and 
Harris A. Jones, Elkins, West Mrginia, 
made the presentation in person as a 
feature of the Homecoming weekend 

The gift was a bound and inscribed 
copy of the Collegian, the first student 
publication on the campus, which was 
founded by the members of the class 
of 1899. 

Librarian Bethany Swearingen accept- 
ed the volume for the College from 
Harrell and Jones. It w-ill be displayed 
in the Millsaps-Wilson Library and added 
to the College's collection of important 
items from the early years of the in- 
stitution's history. 

Members of the Millsaps College gra- 
duating class of 1899 were William 
Edward Mabry Brogan, Henry Thompson 
Carley, Ashbel Webster Dobyns, George 
Lott Harrell, Harris A. Jones, John 
Tillei-y Lewis, Edward Leonard Wall, 
James Percy Wall, and Herbert Brown 


Page Eleven 

Chairman, Department of Geology 
Millsaps College 

Academic Aspects of Mississippi's 


In many resjaects Mississippi oil and 
Millsaps College are closely related. 
Jackson has been the center of the in- 
dustry during the eighteen years of its 
existence, and in that interval the col- 
lege has furnished more than its share 
of the geological, geophysical, and steno- 
graphic personnel. 

It was in August and September, 1939, 
that Mississippi's first commercial oil 
production began in what is now Tinsley 
Field, Yazoo County. By Thanksgiving 
the boom was on, and the middle of the 
state swarmed with lease men, geolo- 
gists, geophysicists, and drilling crews, 
all trying to cash in on the shallow 
(5,000 foot) production. The next fields 
— Cary, Shai'key County, and Flora, 
Madison County — were disappointments, 
but in April, 1940, the discovery of 
Pickens field, 50 miles north of Jackson, 
revived hopes. It was then that Millsaps 
College became the meeting place for 
geological study groups endeavoring to 
find other oil structures. 

Despite the demand for more and 
more oil, the early years of World War 
II were relatively unproductive in Mis- 
sissippi. The shallow structures of the 
central and northern sections of Missis- 

sippi were dry; so refined surface and 
near-surface geophysical methods were 
used in locating salt dome structures in 
South Mississippi. 

The results were quickly apparent, for 
in rapid succession Eucutta, Heidelberg, 
Cranfield, Baxterville, Gwinnville, and 
other fields in South Mississippi were 
discovered to help the late war needs. 
But with peace the demand diminished 
and exploration slowed as few additional 
fields were found. 

By 1953, deeper drilling and better 
techniques in searching for yet deeper 
structures paid off . In rapid succession 
29 fields were discovered. In some there 
is still but one well, but in others, such 
as Maxie-Pistol Ridge, south of Hatties- 
burg, there are more than a hundred. 
Finds in Northeast Mississippi are chief- 
ly of gas and are as yet incompletely 
developed. Just now the trend is for 
exploration at depths of 9,000 to 15,000 
feet, as in the Bolton Field, west of 
Jackson, and the deeper Soso sands 
near Laurel. 

Although it has 135 fields, Mississippi 
ranks but tenth as a producer. A wise 
state conservation program combined 

Page Twelve 

v/ith deep pay sands excludes most small 
operators, and development has proved 
expensive for a few of the major oil 
companies. Only five or ten have actu- 
ally made money on Mississippi oil. For 
many of the major companies, Missis- 
sippi is now a training ground for new 
geologists, with a few of the old timers 
retained as teachers. 

Still, the industry is lively enough to 
have had a profund effect on Millsaps 
College. The student body is "oil con- 
scious," and many students already know 
enough about the industry to choose 
geology for their science requirement. 
This interest helped build a geology de- 
partment much larger than a liberal arts 
school such as Millsaps would normally 
have. True, few Millsaps graduates are 
qualified to go directly into the industry 
as geologists without having had gra- 
duate training. However, the College 
does furnish the basic courses for petro- 
leum geology, which our majors can 
pursue in graduate school. It also pro- 
vides from three to eight men every 
year who help in a part-time capacity as 
file clerks, draftsmen, and in caring for 
cuttings and cores of oil wells. It like- 
wise furnishes some women students who 
combine their training in English, steno- 
graphy, and a little geology to become 
better than average geological secre- 

Several carloads of trainee geologists 
accompany Millsaps advanced geology 
majors on their longer field trips in 
the central and northeastern sections of 
Mississippi to share in the study of the 
exposed beds which, in places, contain 
oil down the dip in South Mississippi. 



Students^ Professors Make Millsaps News 

• The Student Executive Board presi- 
dent, Jim Waits, was elected vice-presi- 
dent of the national Methodist Youth 
Fellowship i'or a two-year term at its 
national conference in Denver. 

® Two Jlillsaps College students are 
representing- the Colleg'e in the 1957 
Washington Semester at the University 
in Washington, D. C. 

They are Jeanine Adcock, Jackson, and 
Joe Cowart, Lucedale. 

The Washing-ton Semester program is 
a cooperative airangement between 
American University and selected ac- 
credited colleges throughout the United 
States by which honor students are en- 
abled to spend a semester in Washington 
observing the processes of law and poli- 
tical activity. 

Miss Adcock and Cowart will return 
to Millsaps for the spring semester. 

• Seventy-three Millsaps College stu- 
dents will serve as departmental assist- 
ants during- the 1957-58 session, accord- 
ing- to Dr. Frank Laney, chairman of the 
Awards Committee. 

Student assistants are appointed by 
department chairmen to help with the 
work of the department. Service scholar- 
ships are also awarded by the library 
and dormitories. 

• A Millsaps history major is spending 
his junior year at Trinity College of the 
University of Dublin. James Rush, Lake, 
reports that he is taking Political His- 
toi'y of Europe, History of England, and 
Shakespeare. He will attend for three 
terms of seven weeks of lectures and 
seven weeks of research, with a test at 
the end of the term. 

• Publications plans are underway, with 
the editors of the various journalistic 
and literary enterprises hard at work. 
Serving as editor of the Purple and 
White, campus newspaper, is Betty 
Miller, Jackson junior. Dick Blount, 
Jackson, is business manager. Stylus, 
literary magazine, heads are Ronald 
Willoughby, Columbia, editor, Glenda 
Wadsworth, Jackson, assistant editor, 
and Bei't Wai-d, Jackson, business man- 
ager. Eddie Williams, Belzoni, and Billy 
Graham, Macon, are editor and business 
manager of the Bobashela, yearbook. 


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Master Major and Miss Millsaps for 
19.)7-.")8 are Jim Waits, Hattiesburg, and 
Betty Gail Trapp, Tupelo. The two 
seniors were chosen to receive the honors, 
the highest Millsaps students can attain, 
because of their contributions to the 
college community. 

• Millsaps College faculty members are 
holding faculty conversations this year. 
They are designed to give the faculty 
members a chance to get together on an 
iirformal basis to discuss topics of in- 
terest. The first conversation was led 
by Karl Wolfe, instructor of art and 
nationally known artist. His topic was 
the possibilities of developing intei'est in 
the arts in the college community. 

• Seventeen Millsaps College students 
have been named to "Who's Who in 
American Colleges and Universities." 

Students selected for the honor are 
John Baxter, Marion; Richard Lamar 
Blount, Jackson; Tommy Fanning, Hick- 
ory; Aubrey Jerome Ford, Magnolia; 
James Hood, Marks; Betty Miller, Jack- 
son; Ann Myers, Greenwood; Cliff Rush- 
ing, Cleveland; Keith Tonkel, Clermont. 
Florida; Betty Gail Trapp, Tupelo; Hazel 
Truluck, Port Gibson; James Vaughan, 
Amory; Glenda Wadsworth, Jackson; 
Jim Waits, Hattiesburg; Bert Ward, 
Jackson; Eddie Williams, Belzoni, and 
Edna Wixon, Cruger. 

members, facilities, and general program, 
was held on October 5. 

College officials have called the oc- 
casion one of the most significant of the 
school year. Parents assembled on the 
campus at 10 a- m. for a program which 
included tours of the campus, a convoca- 
tion of parents, students, and faculty, 
and the Millsaps-Sewanee football game. 

9 The Millsaps Players started things 
off in a big way this season with "Tiger 
at the Gates" as their first production, 
followed closely by three workshop pro- 
ductions including "Sorry, Wrong Num- 
ber," "In April Once," and Act II of 
"The Torchbearers." 

"Tiger at the Gates," a satirical 
comedy by Jean Giraudoux, starred Mary 
Ruth Smith, Vicksburg, as Helen of 
Troy. Critics called Miss Smith an ex- 
traordinarily talented young actress. 
Other lead roles included Don Lisle, 
Greenwood, as Hector; Max Miller, Kos- 
ciusko, as Paris; Bunny Cowan, Jackson, 
as Andromache; and Melanie i\Iatthews, 
Raymond, as Cassandra. 

The Players presented another first 
when they gave Mississippian William 
Alexander Percy's "In April Once." As 
far as officials could determine, it was 
the only production of the play other 
than an off-Broadway presentation dur- 
ing the 1955-56 season. 

The success of the rest of the season 
is guaranteed, too, with "Teahouse of the 
August Moon" scheduled for March 12- 
15 and "Kismet" for :\Iav 7-10. 

• Parents Day, a program designed to 
acquaint parents with Millsaps faculty 

• "Christ Produces Crises" was the 
theme of Dr. W. C. Newman's Days of 
Spiritual Emphasis lectures. 

Dr. Newman, pastor of the Tupelo, 
Mississippi, First Jlethodist Church, told 
members of the college community that 
a Christ-like life could not be one of 
peace and serenity. He reminded his 
audiences that Jesus' own life was filled 
with conflicts and that he taught prac- 
tices considered unorthodox in the society 
of that day. 

Dr. Newman's appearance on the cam- 
pus w-as made possible through the J. 
Lloyd Decell Lectureship Fund. Other 
religious leaders who have appeared on 
the campus in recent years include 
Bishop John Wesley Lord, Dr. George 
Buttrick, and Dr. Peter Bertocci. 


Page Thirteen 

Gift in Memory of Friemdl or Relative 
Will Help Library Ueder Nem^ Plan 

In response to numerous requests, the College has inaugurated a new 
program which will give alumni and friends an opportunity to make memorial 
gifts to the Millsaps College Library. One of the most critical needs facing 
Millsaps today is the need for funds to purchase "the best and latest books 
in the various fields which are included in the curriculum. The new plan 
will enable persons who desire to participate to memorialize a friend or 
loved one and materially assist the College at the same time. 

New volumes are needed immediately in order that the College may 
be equipped to serve the students who have a right to expect the latest 
and best in their fields. 

Even more vital is the absolute necessity that faculty members have 
access to the finest in their areas of specialization and be able to turn to 
the library for help in other fields of study as they endeavor to keep 
informed in the best traditions of the liberal arts institution. 

On December 1st, Librarian Bethany Swearingen reported that a total 
of 41,000 books were available to students enrolled during the current 
session. The total capacity o;' the library is 85,000 volumes. 

Here is an opportunity for a person to honor the memory of someone 
who has meant much to him in life by giving of his means to enable 
the search for truth to continue. 

A check made to Millsaps College and designated Library Memorial 
Gift will be used to purchase vitally needed books. An appropriate book plate 
bearing- the name of the person memorialized and the name of the donor or 
donors will be placed in each book. 

Memorial gifts will be listed regularly in MAJOR NOTES. No set 
amount is asked and donors may be the judge of the appropriateness of 
the size of their gifts. 

Donors of money for books since September, 1955, appear below: 

Gift in memory of Richard Maley 
Mrs. H. P. Noland 
Dr. Myron F. Wicke 
Y.W.C.A. at Millsaps 

Conti'ibutions to James Lovick Wasson 
M'emorial : 

Professor and Mrs. Charles Burleson 
Kosciusko Friends 
Mrs. Ellis Kelly 
Millsaps Faculty Club 
Philosophy Majors of 1956 
Pi Kappa Alpha 
Dr. J. B. Price 
Bethany C. Swearingen 
Theta Nu Sigma 

Gift in memory of the Reverend 
Casper W. Avery 

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ezelle in memory 

of Mrs. Mary B. Stone 
Mrs. Bernice Bush 
The Reverend Luke Alford 
Mrs. J. E. J. Ferguson 

Mrs. C. P. Southall in memory of 
Mrs. Mary B. Stone 

President and Mrs. H. E. Finger, Jr. 
in memory of 

Dr. J. M. Sullivan 
Mr. C. R. Grimes 

Misses Stella, Josephine and Frances 
Loeb in memory of 
Mr. Joseph Hart 

Mr. and Mrs. Grafton Green Bennett 
in memory of Mrs. Walter Spiva 

Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Jackson in honor 
of Mrs. and Mrs. R. L. Ezelle 

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ezelle in memory 
of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Calhoun 

Mr. John K. Foster (Independent 
Linen Service) 


(Continued from Page 7) 

(6) In cooperation with the admini- 
stration of the College, the inaugura- 
tion of the Memorial Book Fund de- 
scribed in detail in this issue. 

(7) Through the medium of Major 
Notes, the press, radio and television, 
and individual efforts, placing suppoi't 
behind the Advertising Council's 
"Help Higher Education" campaign. 

Projects planned to be launched in 
the immediate future include the 

(1) Mobilizing alumni effort to as- 
sist the College in recruitng and en- 
rolling- students whose scholastic 
ability, leadership potential, and 
character will enable them to profit 
from the Millsaps way in education; 

(2) Promoting attendance at Alum- 
ni Day, May 10, and assisting in pro- 
gram planning for the occasion; 

(3) Stimulating alumni club activity 
by revitalizing inactive clubs and 
organizing new clubs whose members 
would be "grass roots" boosters in 
their own communities. 

Realizing- that loyalty and nostalgic 
reminiscing alone could not furnish the 
power to undergird a vigorous alumni 
program, President Triplett's first of- 
ficial act was to name men and women 
to a working Board of Directors. It is 
through the Board and its six commit- 
tees, representing every section of the 
state, that the program of the Associa- 
tion receives forward motion. 

Regular Meetings 

Before the year has ended on June 
30, these men and women will have met 
four times in official session and will 
have held many committee meetings to 
plan and implement an increasingly vital 
and significant program in support of 
the College. 

Those giving unselfishly of their time 
through the Alumni Association Board 
of Directors are: T. A. Baines, Jackson; 
Howard Boone, Jackson; W. J. Cara-way, 
Leland; Reynolds Cheney, Jackson; G. 
C. Clark, Jackson; Percy L. Clifton, 
Jackson; Gilbert Cook, Sr., Canton; 
James D. Cox, Jackson; Robert L. Craw- 
ford, Houston; W. B. Dribben, Green- 
wood; Fred Ezelle, Jackson; E-win Gaby, 
Jr., Jackson; Garner Green, Jackson; A. 
C. Griffin, Jackson; William T. Hankins, 
Jackson; Leon F. Hendrick, Jackson; W. 
S. Henley, Hazlehurst; Garland Hollo- 
man, Clarksdale; Claude W. Johnson, Jr., 
Coffeeville; Shirley Norwood Jones, 
Jackson; James Kennedy, Bay Springs; 
Heber Ladner, Jackson; O. S. Lewis, 
Hattiesburg; T. W. Lewis, III, Macon; 
(Continued on Page 18) 

Poge Fourteen 


Mississippi Junior College officials re- 
elected Coach Sammy Bartling president 
of the Association at its meeting in 
Jackson in August. 

The career of a Turmer Jlillsaps coach, 
Herman Zimoski, was the subject of a 
feature story in a local paper in Sep- 
tember. Mr. Zimoski, who saved Estes 
Kefauver from drowning when Mr. 
Kefauver was nine years old, became 
coach at MiUsaps in 1922, one year after 
football was inaugurated here. Mr. 
Zimoski is now employed at Mississippi 

Wood Junior College has engaged the 
services of Dr. Alvin Jon King as head 
of the music department. While his 
friends at MiUsaps were reluctant to 
see him leave Jackson, they were glad 
that his skill and ability were being 
utilized, and that the students at Wood 
may benefit from knowing him. They 
look forward to his weekend visits 
to the camptis. 

Dr. E. S. Wallace, chairman of the 
department of economics and business 
administration, has been appointed to 
serve as an educational counsellor for 
the Southern Institute of Management 
and the American Institute of Manage- 
ment. He is one of fifteen Southern 
educators who qualified last year at 
the Administrative Staff College at 
Princeton, New Jersey, to teach "The 
Executive Course" of SIM and AIM. 

Dr. Wallace's duties as counsellor will 
include the handling of arrangements 
and details for establishing and instruct- 
ing "The Executive Course'' among man- 
agement groups. He will be responsible 
for conducting the course within his 
geographic area. 

Still another MiUsaps professor has 
been the subject of a feature story in 
recent months. In a story titled "Sweep- 
ing the Floor of the Gulf", in the Dixie 
Sunday magazine. Dr. R. R. Priddy is 
described as "a sort of Rube Goldberg of 
the Gulf." The story describes his work 
in studying the Mississippi Sound and 
the tools he has invented to carry on the 

Although there was a .'57-year interval. Dr. B. E. Mitchell, center, ate in the 
Galloway Hall cafeteria on the day it opened and the day it closed. Dr. Mitchell, 
who is emeritus professor of mathematics at -MiUsaps, was among the last to go 
through the line in the old cafeteria. The new cafeteria in the Union Buildin;; 
was opened September 9. Appearing in the picture are Anne Marler, Forest, 
cashier; M. J. Marley, former director of food service: Dr. Mitchell; Julia Anne 
Beckes, Susan Wheeless, and Judy Harris, all of Jackson. 

work. His study is done in connection 
with the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory 
at Ocean Springs, a center which doubles 
as a summer school for science students 
and a place for year-round research by 

Dr. A. P. Hamilton, chairman of the 
classical languages department, has been 
awarded life membership by the Mis- 
sissippi Modern Languages Association. 

The honor was conferred as an ex- 
pression of the MMLA's appreciation of 
his outstanding service to the cause of 
foreign languages in Mississippi, accord- 
ing to officials. 

T~vvo Millsaps professors have had 
articles accepted for publication by 
scholarly journals in recent months. 

The Journal of Southern History pub- 
lished "Were the Whigs A Class Party 
in Alabama?", by Grady McWhiney, in 
its November issue. Mr. McWhiney is 
associate professor of history. 

Dr. John W. Stevenson, associate pro- 
fessor of English, is the author of "The 
Martyr As Innocent: Housman's Lonely 
Lad." The article will be published in 
the South .Atlantic Quarterly in January. 

McWhiney's article is his second to 

appear in the Journal of Southern His- 
tory, which has been called "the most 
scholarly medium for the publication of 
research in Southern history." 

Other publications by Dr. Stevenson 
include "Pastoral Background in the 
Poetry of A. E. Housman," South .-Vt- 
lantic Quarterly; "Literary Reputation of 
Stephen Crane," South Atlantic Quarter- 
ly; "Bibliography of the Published 
Works of Walter Clyde Curry," Essays 
in Honor of Walter Clyde Curry. 

MeWliiney is the co-author of a book 
which has been termed "one of the most 
important and revealing of all Civil War 
volumes." The book is Lee's Dispatches 
to Jefferson Davis, 1862-6,5. It was 
selected by the Civil War Book Club as 
the Book of the ^Month for December. 

Dr. X. Bond Fleming, chairman of the 
philosophy department, has been named 
to serve as the liaison officer to nomi- 
nate candidates for Danforth Foundation 

The Danforth Foundation invites ap- 
plications fioni college senior men and 
recent graduates who are preparing 
themselves for a career of college teach- 
ing and who are planning to enter 
graduate school in September of 1958 for 
their first year of graduate study. 


Poge Fifteen 


About a Career 
And a 

"No person can consider himself educated until he knows 
as much about religion as he does about other subjects." 
Such is the belief of Dr. J. D. Wroten, Jr., head of the 
religion department at Millsaps College. It is that belief 
which has caused him, in the six years he has served as 
the department head, to expand and improve the curriculum 
of the division. 

A tall, easy-going gentleman with kind eyes and a 
ready smile, Dr. Wroten, usually calm and unexcited, almost 
reaches the stage of exasperation when he speaks of the 
indifference with which people usually think of religion. 
"A student should know the Bible as well as he does 
Shakespeare. What we would like to have is more religion 
majors who are laymen - — ■ premed and prelaw students. 
A doctor should have as broad a personality as a preacher. 
You can imagine a situation in which a wife is dying, and 
the husband needs comfort. There is no one to help him but 
the doctor, and how is he to do it if he knows only 
medical terms?" 

The son of a Methodist minister. Dr. Wroten has through 
the years been associated with and devoted to the ministry. 
He graduated from Millsaps in 1941 with a major in religion 
and received his Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1944 from 
Southern Methodist University. 

Although he has changed his profession from preaching 
to teaching-, he is still ministering. During the past thirteen 
years he has built two churches, served as chaplain in the 
Navy, pastor of a local charge, directed leadership training 
schools, and trained numerous students in the work of the 
church. In addition to his regular teaching and counseling 
duties, he teaches a Sunday School class and fills frequent 
engagements as guest speaker in churches. 

On the civic side, he has been an active member of the 
Kiwanis Club for two and one half years — and a perfect 
attendance member, at that, which is no small feat for a 
busy college professor. Last year he served as editor of the 
club's weekly bulletin, and is now a member of the Board of 
Directors. He is Pack Master of Cub Scout Troop No. 16. 

A campus leader while at Millsaps, Dr. Wroten was a 
member of Omicron Delta Kappa, men's leadership honorary; 
a member of Pi Kappa Delta, debate honorary; president 

of the Mississippi student YMCA; and president of his social 
group, Kap:pa Sigma. 

After receiving his BD degree from SMU, he returned 
to Mississippi and was appointed by Bishop J. Lloyd Decell 
to build a church in Jackson. Now called West Park 
Methodist Church, it is one of the area's outstanding 
churches. In 1950 he was asked to organize another church, 
Broadmeadow, also a prominent Methodist institution. 

The Navy claimed his services as a member of the 
chaplaincy during- World War II. Upon his discharge he 
was appointed pastor of the Bolton-Raymond charge, and it 
was during this period that Dr. M. L. Smith, then president 
of Millsaps, engaged him as a teacher of religion at the 

In 1948 he obtained a leave of absence to continue his 
study. He received his Master of Arts and Doctor of Educa- 
tion degrees from Columbia University in New York. In 
1951 he became head of the religion department at Millsaps. 

Dr. Wroten defines education as a means of creating 
a situation in which teachers and students can come together 
in a democratic and cooperative fashion to develop a process 
in which growth and maturity can be achieved, both through 
the learning of facts and the exercise of personality. 

In this connection he has worked to improve the cur- 
riculum of the religion department. He was active in the 
creation of a Town and Country program at the College. The 
director, the Reverend Robert Anding, teaches courses in 
the religion department concerning the opportunities and 
responsibilities of the parish ministry and helps preminister- 
ial students set up adequate programs for their parishes. 

Dr. Wroten's aim, however, is to help students who do 
not plan to enter the field of religious activity to have a 
better understanding of all phases of religious life. He 
points out that this should be a goal of every course. "Thei-e 
is a place for formal religion, and we try to supply plenty of 
that in our department, but there is the essence of religion 
in every course, and it should be pointed out. It has to do 
with a person's sensitivity to values. Wherever value is 
found in education it should relate to man's religious 

He is married to the former Paola Lowe, of Laurel, an 
alumna of Millsaps. They have two children, Fae Carole, 
13, and James D., Ill, 10. 

Page Sixteen 


'55, living at the University of Mis- 

Mary Edith Yarbro to William Emory 
Rose, Jr., '57, living in Jackson. 

Julia Mae Allen, '54, to the Reverend 
James Palmer Burnett, '55, living; in 
Burlington, North Carolina. 

Joan Bartlett to Thomas Phillips Car- 
raway, '47, living- in New York. 

Marjorie Boleware. '56, to John J. 
Albrycht, living in Biloxi, Mississippi. 

Lois Charmaine Bosarge to Edwin 
Coleman Sturdivant, III, '55, living in 

Jo Ann Marie Brenke, '55-'57, to 
Phillip Eldridge Patton, current student, 
living in Jackson. 

Mary Ruth Coleman to Billy Ray 
Sandeford, '5G-'57, living in Houma, 

Carolyn Cox to John Lamar Copeland, 
'56, living in Terry, Mississippi. 

Martha Elizabetli Dees, '36-'39, to 
Major Stuart Edward Witty, living in 

Joy Hardy to Terry Moore, '57, living 
in New Orleans. 

Josephine Holloman Holland, '48-'50, 
to Joseph Creath Odom, '39-'40, living in 
Vicksburg-, Mississippi. 

Frances Fitz-Hugh, '54-'55, to Thomas 
Hyde Powers, living in Columbus, Mis- 

Jerre Lynn Gee, '57, to Jack Barrett 
Stewart, Jr., '54-'5G, living in Memphis, 

Rose Marie Merchant, '55-'56, to 
Charles Mitchell Nowell, living in Mem- 
phis, Tennessee. 

Ora Elizabeth O'Xeil, '57, to Joe Miller 
Hinds, Jr., current student, living in 

Dorothy Jean Richardson to William 
Eugene Loper, Jr., '53, living in Jackson. 

Janice Russell to Dr. Evan James 
Kurts, '50-'52, living in McDowell, Ken- 

Sara Prances Simmons to the Rev- 
erend Adam Byrd Hillman, '57, living 
near Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 

Sandra Jo Watson, '56-'57, to the 
Reverend W^illiam Edward Lampton, '56, 
living at Emory University. 

Frances Elizabeth White to Patrick 
George Allen, '56, living in Memphis, 

Carolyn Joyce Williams, '53-'55, to 
Samuel Ray Pate, Jr., living in Jackson. 

Irene Wood to Daniel Lowell Jones, 


(Continued from Page 8) 

of the interminable afterglow sessions. 
When they began they continued in 
happy session through the lunch hour. 
The classes of 1924, 1925, 1926 and 1927 
turned out in the largest numbers, close- 
ly followed by the Early Days Club 
(1908 and before). 

Photographers taking "memento'' pic- 
tures of the four reunion groups had a 
hard time halting the conversations, 
yearbook inspections, and visiting back 
and forth to pose their subjects. The 
classes of 1908 and 1925, celebrating 
their fiftieth and twenty-fifth, were the 
center of attention. 

The largest crowd in history attended 
the noon informal lunch to view the 
newly-opened cafeteria, observe (and 
occasionally help) the big pep rally 
which burst forth, and to enjoy through- 
the-line-style food. 

After watching- the parade form on 
the campus drive, alumni followed the 
students to the downtown area where the 
big show was staged. Alumni applause 
mingled with that of admiring Jack- 
sonians when the Majors moved down 
Capitol Street. 

The first alumni banquet in the new 
cafeteria was a memorable one, with the 
Alumnus-of-the-Year award and the re- 
port of the presidents of the College and 
the Alumni Association providing inspira- 
tion and information of great interest 
to Millsaps alumni. A standing ovation 
was given 1941 graduate Roy C. Clark, 
who was honored as 1957's outstanding 

The game, with all of its color and ex- 
citement, closed the Homecoming week- 
end. The loss to ilississippi College was 
taken philosophically and as another 
alumnus put it — "After such a wonder- 
ful day and a real effort by the team, 
who's downhearted ? And there's always 
next year!" 

Perhaps what impressed the erstwhile 
stay-at-home alumnus the most, however, 
was the spirit and attitude of the alum- 
nus who returned to the campus for 
Homecoming 1957. 

Although he enjoyed the entertainment 
and the fellowship to the fullest, his 
deepest satisfaction came when he talked 
with the professors about the future of 
the College or listened as Presidents 
Finger and Triplett spoke of the oppor- 
(Continued on Page 18) 


^oTu^t ALO^^N' 

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

Jere Lynne Andrews, born October 2 to 
Mr. and ;Mrs. Jere Andrews in West 
Point, Mississippi. Mrs. Andrews is the 
former Gail Fielder, '56. 

Cordelia Mary Hall, born September 

13 in England. Her parents are Mr. and 
Mrs. H. Gaston Hall. Mr. Hall is a '52 

Catherine Anne Haynes, born to Mr. 
and ilrs. R. V. HajTies on October 24 
in Houston, Texas. Mr. Haynes is a 
member of the class of '52. 

Joseph Clifton Huggins, born October 

14 to Blr. and Mrs. Joe Hug-gins. 'Sir. 
Huggins graduated in 1950, and ■Mrs. 
Huggins, the former Barbara Walker, 
is a '54 graduate. 

Kevin Barry Kimbrough, bo;n to the 
Reverend and Mrs. Barry Kimbrough on 
August 30. The Reverend Kimbrough 
is a '52 g-raduate of Millsaps. 

Sheri Massey, born December 1. Her 
parents are Dr. and Mrs. Samuel 0. 
Massey, of Picayune, Mississippi. Dr. 
Massey attended during the summer of 
'55. Mrs. Massey is the former IMary 
Lynn Graves, '55. 

Joseph Reed Millsaps, born November 
6 to the Reverend and Mrs. John Jlill- 
saps. The Reverend Millsaps is a '50 

Kenneth Neal Nay, born to the Rev- 
erend and Mrs. Robert F. Nay on Sep- 
tember 11 in Vicksburg. The Reverend 
Nay is a '49 graduate, and Mrs. Nay 
(Mary Ethel IMize) is a '46 graduate. 

Barbara Lynn Ueid, born November 1 
to Mr. and Mrs. George Reid, '57, and 
'53. i\Irs. Reid is the former Nona Ewing. 

Sheri Roebuck, three-month-old daugh- 
ter of Dr. and Mi-s. Jerry Roebuck, both 
'50-'52. Mi-s. Roebuck is the former 
Jessie Wynn Morgan. 

Russell Jeffrey Seymore, born April 
28 to Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Seymore. Mrs. 
Seymore is the former Bettye Jean 
Russell, '54. 

Andrea Kate Sigman, born October 13 
to Mr. and iMrs. John Sigman. Mr. Sig- 
man attended Millsaps from 1938-1940. 
and Mrs. Sigman, the former Jlary 
Taylor Sandefur, taught organ at Mill- 

Shelley Lockwood White, III, born 

(Continued on Page 19) 


Page Seventeen 

The five most beautiful coeds on the Millsaps campus, according to judges, are 
Lillian Presley, Natchez; Betty Garrison, Jackson; Frances Bryan, AVest Point; 
Shirley Habeeb, Vicksburg ; and Mary Lynelle Reid, Lexington. They were selected 
from a field of more than 20 at the Major Showboat, a presentation pageant. Photo- 
graphs of the beauties will be sent to a nationally known personality for ranking. 

• • 


• • 

Four returning- lettermen — Bobby Ray, Smiley Ratclii'f, and Bob Weems, 
Jackson, and Don Williamson, Meridian — are the mainstays of this year's 
edition of the Millsaps College basketball team. 

Ray, a sophomore from Jackson, was the leading scorer on the team last year 
with a 15.6 average. Ratcliff compiled a brilliant 13.6 mark per game before being 
injured in midseason, and Williamson posted a 9.9 mark as a freshman. Weems 
contributed 6.2 points per game to the attack. 

Bob Millsap, a sophomore transfer from Oklahoma A & M, is a starter at the 
pivot position. Clinton freshman Pewee Lane is an alternate starter at either 
forward or g-uard. 

Charles Wallace, Jackson, and Charles Francis, Gunnison, are two other 
freshmen who are putting in plenty of playing time. 

Ed Whaley, last year's center with a 13.0 scoring average, went into the 
service this year, but will return second semester. The 6-3 Tupelo native will be 
a welcome addition to the Majors' attack. 

The Millsaps Majors compiled a record of two wins and five losses for the 
1957 football season. It was the first losing season since Coach Sammy Bartling 
took over in 1951. 

After losses to Ouachita (7-0), Sewanee (14-0), and Howard (33-20) and a 
12-7 win over Livingston State, the Majors put on a very good show for three 
quarters before bowing to heavily favored Mississippi College 19-0. It was Home- 
coming for both schools, and Nancy Neyman, Greenville, was crowned 1957 

(Continued on Page 19) 


(Continued from Page 14) 

Turner T. Morgan, Jackson; W. F. 
Murrah, Memphis; Waudine Nelson, 
Biloxi; Thomas E. Parker, McComb; 
Rubel Phillips, Jackson; George Pickett, 
Jackson; W. L. Rigby, Gulfport; Albert 
G. Sanders, Jr., West Point; Frank T. 
Scott, Jackson; Troy Watkins, Natchez; 
and Dan Wright, Jackson. 

As [Millsaps College joins other pri- 
vately supported colleges and univei'sities 
in tui ning to its constituents for coopera- 
tion in these crucial days, the adminis- 
tration and the Board of Trustees are 
realizing that its alumni are accepting 
this responsibility and counting it a 

Without the understanding, interest, 
and support of their alumni, no college 
can hope to attract the understanding, 
interest, and support of other groups. 

Millsaps College can look to the future 
with confidence because those who have 
been a part of her past are her partners 
in that future. 


Second Semester, 1957-58 

January 28-29 — Registration for sec- 
ond semester 
February 14 — Stunt Night 
February 27 — Mid-season band concert 
March 12-15 — "Teahouse of the 

August Moon" 
March 15 — High School Day 
March 18— Faculty Waiter Night 
March 20— Song Fest 
.4pril 3-9 — Spring holidays 
April 3-13 — Singers tour 
May 7-10 — "Kismet" 
May 10 — Alumni Day 
May 15 — Spring band concert 
J'une 1 — Commencement Sunday 
June 2 — Commencement Day 
June 7 — Registration for summer 


(Continued from Page 17) 

tunities, the needs, and the goals of their 
Alma Mater. 

He came not in search of halcyon days 
long past or a gay old good time with 
the gang, but because he believed in the 
value of Christian higher education and 
the importance of Millsaps College to 
the state and the nation. 

These alumni were "back home" be- 
cause they believed in Millsaps College 
and were happy to have an opportunity 
to be purposefully engaged in using their 
influence for her in their own com- 

And suddenly he realized that that 
was why he finally came back, too. 

Page Eighteen 


A career as a stewardess for Delta Air- 
lines was chosen by this 19.")7 graduate, 
Alice Starnes. She completed her train- 
ing last spring and is now based in Mem- 

Alumni at Work 

Among the many opportunities alumni 
have to serve their Alma Mater, one of 
the most impressive is the task of rep- 
resenting the institution at college in- 
augural functions. 

In the past two years eight Millsaps 
alumni have acted as representatives of 
the College at inaugurations of newly 
elected presidents. They have presented 
greetings of Dr. Finger and Millsaps to 
the new officials and have participated 
as honored guests in the inaugural 

Alumni who have attended inaugura- 
tions as Millsaps representatives are 
Harris A. Jones, '99, Elkins, West Vir- 
ginia; Dr. Maxine T. Boatner, '24, West 
Hartford, Connecticut; Professor Harold 
Jackson Douglas, '42, Lexington, Ken- 
tucky; S. P. Gaskin, '32, Pittsburg, 
Pennsylvania; Carroll Varner, '38, Mor- 
ristown, Tennessee; Charles E. Brown, 
'34, Shaker Heights, Ohio; Thomas C. 
Cooper, '50, Conestoga, Pennsylvania; 
and Dr. E. L. Hillman, '15, Silver City, 
North Carolina. 


(Continued from Page 17) 

September 13 to Mr. and Mrs. Shelley 
White, Jr. Mr. White is a '55 graduate 


(Continued from Page 18) 

Homecoming Queen. The next weekend Millsaps dropped a 29-7 decision to 
Southwestern in Memphis. 

The last game of the season was perhaps the best of the campaign, as the 
Majors downed a tough, highly regarded Henderson State team 19-13. The 
Millsaps offense came to life and moved the ball both on the ground and 
through the air. 

A 42-yard pa.'-s play from quarterback Fred Belk to end Smiley Ratcliff 
got the Purple and White off to a 7-0 lead in the second period. Pete Tate and 
Max Miller broke through to block a Henderson punt and set up the second TD. 
Buck .Aitken plunged into the end zone four plays later. Fullback Brent Johnson, 
playing with a broken hand, raced 15 yards in the fourth period to give the 
Majors their final six-pointer. 

Twenty of twenty-six lettermen are slated to return for the JIajors next 
season. Those graduating will be: Cliff Rushing, Cleveland; Kennard Wellons, 
Jackson; James Hood, Lambert; Hanip Miller, Jackson; .A.lex .Alston, Hollandale; 
and Ted Alexander, Jackson. 

Honored at the annual rootball banquet were James Hood, center and captain 
of the 1957 squad, and John Sharp Gatewood, sophomore halfback. Hood, a native 
of Lambert, received the Harvey Newell trophy, awarded annually to the most 
outstanding Major both on and off the field. Gatewood was voted the player 
showing the most improvement during the season. He hails from Mount Olive. 

.A-thletic committee chairman Sam Knox told the football banquet audience 
that Millsaps was concerned with strengthening its program of intercollegiate 
athletics within the framework of amateurism. "We have what I sincerely 
believe is the finest football program in the nation. We are definitely not plannng 
to de-emphasize football at Millsaps. We are going to work to build better teams 
and a healthier program of athletics for all." 

He expressed the belief that subsidized athletics, if allowed to continue in the 
direction it is headed, will ruin the colleges and universities because of its demand 
for more and more monev. 

Perhaps there are those among our alumni and friends who would prefer that 
Millsaps athletic teams return to subsidization. With all of the publicity media 
and millions of fans glamourizing big time athletics, it's not hard to understand 
this attitude. 

Do you know how wo fared under subsidization when compared with the 
years since "de-emphasis'' began? 

During the seven year period from 19o(i through 1942. the subsidized Majors 
won 23 while losing 35 and tieing 7. We spent somewhat more than we took in, 
too, to put it mildly. 

There was no intercollegiate football from 1942 through 1946. 

The "Simon pure" program began in 1947 and the first season under the 
new system resulted in 5 wins, 1 loss, and 1 tie. Since 1947 the record has been 
44 wins, 24 losses, and 3 ties. 

Surprised ? So were we. 

For the third consecutive year the alumni rolled out the red carpet for the 
football team and the gentlemen of the press. The Mississippi Valley Gas Lodge 
east of Jackson was the location, fried chicken and all the trimmings was the 
bill of fare, and Craig Castle, Jackson attorney, was the master of ceremonies. 
.A.dd two dozen alumni, a sprinkling of sports writers, a pinch of faculty members, 
and you have the mixture which made the thirty ^lajors and two coaches again 
feel appreciated and important. It was the .•\lumni .-Association's way of saying. 
"We're behind you, boys." The date was September 24, just before the first 
home game. 

and Mrs. \\Tiite (Mary Alberta Gran- 
tham) is a member of the class of '54. 

LeGrande Wiggers, born to the Rev- 
erend and Mrs. Charles C. Wiggers on 
October 23. The Reverend Wiggers is 
a '50 graduate. Mrs. Wiggers, the form- 

er Mary LeGrande Tennent. graduated 
in 1949. 

Jeffrey Lynn Woodard. born to Jlr. 
and Mrs. Tommy Woodard on October 6. 
Mr. Woodard is a '54 graduate. Mrs. 
Woodard (Frances Moore) graduated in 


Page Nineteen 

This is a true story of life in present day Korea. It was written by Dot 
Hubbard, a 1951 graduate of Millsaps College, who has been serving as a 
Methodist missionary at Ewha University in Seoul, Korea. It tells of the 
tragic need in Korea and of the power of Christian love. The manner in which 
the story is told reveals also the character of the writer. iVIiss Hubbard is 
engaged in graduate study at Scarritt College. She will return to Korea. 

O tolen! Yes, no doubt about it — 
some of his chickens had been stolen. 
The Chosen Christian University student 
looked quite bewildered, for raising 
chickens was his project to help pay his 
college fees. Perhaps he could not gradu- 
ate if someone continued to steal his 

That night the student's ears were 
particularly alert. Sure enough, in the 
early morning a strange noise was heard 
in his yard. He leaped from his bed and 
was soon standing at the gate of his 
chicken yard. Tonight he would certainly 
catch the daring thief! "Wliere is he?" — 
and his flashlight surveyed the yard in 
a quick, inquisitive way. Then he found 
them. The daring thieves — four little 
boys huddled in a corner, shaking with 

"Are you the ones stealing my chic- 
kens?" And his sharp question cut 
through the stillness of the night. 

Pour dirt-smeared faces looked up. No 
word could come from them, but their 
frightened eyes revealed their guilt. 

"But you're such small boys. Are you 
about seven years old?" . . . But no 

"Are all of you brothers?" . . . Still no 

"Were you the ones who stole my 
chickens last night, too?'' ... No answer. 

Seeing that he was getting no response 
by standing over them shining the light 
in their stunned faces, the student sat 
down beside them and placed his flash- 
light on the ground. Then with a ges- 
ture of friendliness he reached out to 
hold their tightly closed hands. 

"Look now, I won't hurt you. I'd really 
like to be your friend. Would you like 
to tell me about yourselves?" 

Gradually two little tight fists began 
to loosen inside the student's hands, and 
the icy fear in the eyes of the lads be- 
gan slowly to melt into tears. Love had 

broken through to them. Now they could 

The oldest boy began to tell all: Yes, 
they were brothers — at least, they 
called themselves brothers, for none of 
them had homes of their own. They lived 
under the Hahn River bridge now but 
must find another place when winter 
set in. They lived with a gang of other 
boys. Their work was begging on the 
city streets during the day and stealing 
at night. 

"Will you stay in my home tonight, 
and then let me go with you to your 
place tomorrow?" the student asked with 
persuasive gentleness. No need to re- 
peat the invitation; the four lads were 
indeed eager to stay the rest of the 
night with their new "friend." 

All during the night the student 
thought about the four little "thieves" 
fast asleep on his floor. These young 
boys should be in school. They should 
have a home of love. But what could he — 
a college youth — do about it ? Then he 
prayerfully decided his plan. 

The next day he accompanied the 
four lads to their tent home under the 
Hahn River bridge. There he found about 
10 boys living together in fear and 
filth. There were several more boys, 
they said, but they were already in the 
streets begging. The student stayed all 
morning talking with these boys. Would 
they like to learn to read and write ? If 
so, he and some of his college friends 
would come to their tent each night and 
teach them. At first the boys were 
skeptical but later they all agreed that 
they would like to be "students," and 
they promised that they would welcome 
a school in their tent. 

The college student and his friends 
came faithfully each night to teach the 
gang of homeless boys to read and write. 
In addition to these subjects they also 
taught them about God and His love for 

shining shoes. After a few weeks, their 
all people. One night they helped each 
boy to make a shoeshine box and provid- 
ed the simple materials necessary for 
begging had stopped. Their stealing had 
stopped. All the boys were working hard 
shining shoes during the day and study- 
ing diligently at night. 

After several months, the tent was 
moved to a spot near the campus of 
Chosen Christian University. Then after 
his graduation from college Mr. Kim 
(the youth whose chickens had been 
stolen) moved into the tent to live with 
"his" boys. Now the family of boys felt 
they had a real home; they began call- 
ing their tent "the Tent of Love." 

Recently Mr. Kim has been able to 
get help from the Korean government 
for running his orphanage. The govern- 
ment has now provided two more tents 
for their use. One is used for a kitchen 
and the other is used for the school 
room and chapel. 

I visited the "Tent of Love" a feM 
weeks ago and was impressed as Mr. 
Kim told me this story. I was also im- 
pressed by the weekly schedule which 
hung on the tent wall with a picture of 
Christ above it. The weekly schedule in- 
cluded such as the following: family 
school, family council, family recrea- 
tion, family chapel. 

As I was walking home from my visit 
that day, I met several boys carrying 
shoeshine boxes. "Where do you live?" 
I asked them. "We live in the Tent of 
Love," they said with smiles. 

Centuries ago, St. Paul gave the im- 
mortal words, "Do not be overcome by 
evil, but overcome evil with good." 

In the experience of a young Korean 
college student, this verse reads: "Do 
not be overcome by chicken thieves, but 
overcome chicken thieves with love!' 

LOVE and Chicken Thieves 


Page Twenty 



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This column is dedicated to the memory of graduates and former student;; 
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 
memoy we honor are as follows: 

Robert Magee Bass, '06-'07, who died November 11 in Moselle, Mississippi. 

Fred M. Bush, LLB "07, who died in October. His home was in New Hebron, 

Mrs. J. T. Calhoun, who died on September G in a Jackson hospital. She was 
the wife of alumnus and former trustee J. T. Calhoun. For a time she served 
as a member of the Millsaps College faculty. 

Edward Currie, who died October 1 in Jackson. He attended Millsaps 
from 1946-47. 

Daisy Lester, '47, who died November 7, 1957. She had recently moved to 
Pontotoc from Jackson. 

William Henry Livingston, LLB 1899, who died April M), 1957. He had lived 
in Prentiss, Mississippi. 

Robert E. Nason, LLB '13, who died January 6, 1957. He had resided in 
Ackerman, Mississippi. 

Wiley Harris Virden, '02-'0;l, who passed away on Novembei- 15. 1957. His home 
was in Jackson. 

Adolph Ed Weinstein, '11, who died September 15, 1957. He had lived in 

Players Honored 

Mainly because of the superb direction 
of Lance Goss, Millsaps College has 
again received national recognition for 
the activities of the Millsaps Players. 

A scene from "The Inverted Year," 
by alumnus Turner Cassity, was featui-ed 
on the 1957 cover of the national mag- 
azine for Alpha Psi Omega, dramatics 

The magazine carried two other Play- 
ers pictures. They were full-page shots, 
two of three in the magazine. One was 
a picture of Peggy Sanford Sample, '57, 
in the "Honey Bun" scene from "South 
Pacific." The other was a portrait of 
Dick Blount, Jackson, as Othello. 

The honor is only one of many Mill- 
saps, the Players, and Goss have received. 

Alumni Leadership 

Alumni of Millsaps College are having 
a prominent part in the organization and 
development of the First Mississippi 
Corporation, which is being established 
to promote the industrial and business 
development of Mississippi and this area 
on a profit-making basis. 

The company is organized to provide 
a large reservoir of equity capital and 
will offer an opportunity for Missis- 
sippians and others to invest in the 
business and industrial development of 
the area. Included among the officers 
and directors of the corporation are the 
following graduates of ]\Iillsaps: Alf 
Dantzler, Jr., Pascagoula, Mississippi, 
director; Emniitte W. Haining, '31, 
Vicksburg, director; Nat S. Rogers, '41, 
Jackson, director; John C. Satterfield, 
'26, Yazoo City, director and general 
counsel; W. E. Barksdale, '30, Yazoo 
City, secretary-treasurer. 

Referees Recognized 

While working at Bowling Green, 
Ohio, Larry Newman, later a famed war 
correspondent for INS, wrote a poem 
which has a familiar meter. While we 
don't entirely agree with the opinion 
expressed by Mr. Newman, we did like 
the way he slipped the Alma Mater into 
the poem. If you care to sing it, try the 
tune of the musical setting for Joyce 
Kilmer's "Trees." 

I think that I shall never see 
A satisfactory referee 

About whose head a halo shines; 
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Poge Twenty-One 



After half a century in the teaching- 
profession, Charles L. Hayman, '04-'06, 
retired recently and was honored with 
a supper and program by the Amite 
County Teachers Association. In more 
than 402 months of teaching he missed 
only four days. Mr. and Mrs. Hayman 
reside at Gloster, Mississippi. 

A little of the history of the College 
was recalled by Clifton L. Dees, '0.5-'07, 
when he wrote to officials. He roomed 
on the second floor of Founders Hall 
while he was in school. Founders now 
serves as a dormitory for freshmen 

Forty-five years have passed since R. 
Burdette Craig, '12-'17, attended Mill- 
saps, but his interest in and love for the 
College are as strong as ever. Now a 
resident of Tinimann, Arkansas, he has 
been active as a preacher, teacher, choir 
member and choir director, and steward. 


A '23 graduate has been named to one 
of the top offices in Masonry in Mis- 
sissippi. He is the Reverend Horace L. 
Villee, who was elevated to the office 
of Grand High Priest of the Grand 
Chapter of Mississippi, Royal Arch 
Masons, at the one hundred and ninth 
convention of the group in Jackson last 
summer. He is pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Mis- 

General Electric's general manager of 
the western United States, Hillman O. 
McKenzie, '24-'25, has been named in 
Who's Who in the Business World. Mr. 
McKenzie is an X-ray specialist. 

As chairman of the English depart- 
ment for the Jackson public schools, 
Amanda Lowther, '27, attended the Na- 
tional Council of Teachers of English 
in Minneapolis, Minnesota, this fall. 


Spurgeon P. Gaskin, '32, has accepted 
a position as Scout Executive for the 
Allegheny Council, with headquarters in 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He had pre- 
viously served as Scout Executive for the 
Occoneechee Council in North Carolina. 
Mrs. Gaskin is the former Carl Lee 
Swayze, '32. 

Henry V. Allen, .Jr., '36, has been 
named executive vice-i^resident of the 
Mississippi Valley Portland Cement Com- 
pany. He will take over the management 
and operation of the cement plant being 

built by the company at Redwood, Mis- 

Robert Mayo, '37, was elected president 
of the Mississippi Association of School 
Administrators in October. He is super- 
intendent of the Clarksdale City Schools. 

New York television audiences hear 
Vic Roby, '38, regularly as he announces 
for the Clairol Theater and other NBC 
radio and television shows. Mr. Roby, 
now in his eighth year with NBC, has 
announced "The Price is Right," a na- 
tional show, as a vacation substitute. A 
native of Tylertown, Mississippi, he was 
described in a recent article as "the 
Millsaps alumnus who does most in New 
York to introduce other alumni to one 

Millsaps is seeking a mimimum of 
$17,500 in its Alumni Fund campaign, 
but the Reverend Paul Carruth, '39, has 
the assignment of leading a $5,000,000 
fund-raising drive as the Executive 
Director of the North Carolina Confer- 
ence Commission on Christian Higher 

A third Fulbright scholarship for the 
1957-58 year has been awarded a Mill- 
saps graduate. Dr. Oscar Davis Bonner, 

'39, will do advanced research in ion 

Two members of Millsaps' first class 
were back on the campus for Home- 
coming activities on October 19. Mrs. 
Henry Pate (Glenn Phifer), '40, adminis- 
trative staff member, welcomes the 
Reverend H. A. Gatlin, Jackson, and S. 
W. Dismukes, Kilmichael. Gatlin was 
the first man to register when the Col- 
lege opened for its first session in 1892. 
Dismukes attend from 1892 to 189.5. 

exchange at the University of Munich. 
His work in Germany will be a continua- 
tion of that begun at the University of 
South Carolina, where he is professor 
of chemistry. Dr. and Mrs. Bonner and 
their two sons sailed in September. 

Wirt Turner Harvey, '39, has accepted 
a position as engineer with a research 
firm in Phoenix, Arizona. 

A Certificate of Achievement has been 
presented to Lt. Col. Paul R. Sheffield, 

'39, in recognition of outstanding and 
efficient performance of his duties as En- 
gineer Officer last summer at Water- 
town, New York. Lt. Col. and Mrs. 
Sheffield (Carolyn Buck, '36-'39) have 
three children, Sandra, 14, Paul, Jr., 11, 
and Carolyn, 1 year. 


Before his death in November, Major 
Frederick Sullens appointed Jimmy Ward, 
'37-'41, to take over his duties as editor 
of the Jackson Daily News. Officials 
followed his wishes in naming Mr. Ward 
editor later that month. Ward began 
his career with the Daily News while 
at Millsaps, writing stories and taking 
pictures in his free time. Mr. and Mrs. 
Ward have three children. Patsy, 15, 
Jimmie, 12, and Myra, 9. 

Belhaven College has secured the 
services of Harry C. Raymond as a part- 
time insti-uctor of general psychology. 
A '43 graduate of Millsaps, Mr. Ray- 
mond is director of Christian education 
at Pondren Presbyterian Church in Jack- 
son. The Raymonds (Sara Dewees, '42- 
'43) have a five-year-old daughter. 

The agenda D. A. Reily, '44, has plan- 
ned for his family during their furlough 
from the mission field in Brazil reads 
more like a work schedule. Part of the 
time will be spent under medical care, 
part in study, and then deputations are 
lined up. The Reilys have been in Brazil 
since 1948, where Mr. Reily has served 
as General Secretary of Missions and 
Evangelism. They have three daughters, 
Celia, Suzel, and Lucia. 

A former Little All-American football 
player returned to his hometown, Mc- 
Comb, in September to speak to the local 
touchdown club. He is the Reverend 
David Mcintosh, '48, who is now pastor 
of the Ridgeland Methodist Church near 
Jackson. He was welcomed by another 
Millsaps alumnus. Tommy Parker, '54, 
president of the club. 

Less than ten years after her gradua- 
tion from Millsaps, Francis Aline Neal, 

Page Twenty-Two 


'48, has become supervisor of elementary 
public schools in Rankin County. She 
has also received her MA degree from 
Mississippi College. 


Following his graduation from the 
University of Tennessee School of Den- 
tistry, J. Julius Ratliff, Jr., '50, accepted 
a position with the North Carolina State 
Board of Health. He and Mrs. Ratliff, 
the former Joan Sylvester, are at present 
living in Rocky IMount, North Carolina. 

Mr. and Mrs. James Bennett Lewis, 

'50, have joined the faculty of McXeese 
State College in Lake Charles, Louisiana, 
where Mr. Lewis is teaching in the 
mathematics department. ^Irs. Lewis 
is the former Doris Ann Barlow, '51. 

The Army Medical Sei'^'ice School at 
Fort Sam Houston, Texas, graduated 
Captain Cecil G. Jenkins, '51, following 
his completion of the military medical 
orientation course. He has been assigned 
to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He is 
married to the former Patsy .\bernathy. 

Peggy Parrish, '52, is teaching the 
fifth grade at Alexander Elementary 
School in Jackson, Tennessee, this year. 
She was formerly director of Children's 
Work for the Memphis Conference of the 
Methodist Church. 

Three academic years of study were 
climaxed for Barry Kimbrough, '52, in 
-August when he received a Master of 
Theology degree from the Iliff School of 
Theology in Denver, Colorado. He has 
accepted an appointment as minister of 
the Lovell-Deaven Methodist Churches 
in Wyoming. 

Since his graduation from Duke Uni- 
versity Divinity School, Jim Eskridge, 
'53, has been serving as associate min- 
ister at Highlands Methodist Church in 
Bii-mingham, Alabama. Mrs. Eskridge 
is the former Marianne McCormaek, '52- 
'54. There is one little Eskridge, Jean 
Carol, one year old. 

At the National Conference of Meth- 
odist Youth in Denver. Charles Boyles, 
'53, was elected to serve as one of two 
project secretaries of the organization. 
His office is in Nashville, Tennessee, 
where the national headquarters of the 
agency is located. 

Van Cavett, '53, has left his post with 
the Roanoke, Virginia, World News to 
accept a position with the Chattanooga 
Times. The Times' editor is Norman 
Bradley, '34. 

Recently graduated from the College 
of the Bible in Lexington, Kentucky, 
Morris E. White, '54, is serving as pastor 

It was a long trip from Eugene, Oregon, 
to Jackson, but Mrs. Edward M. Ander- 
son and her children, Kristy, 4, and 
-Mike, 2. stood it well. J. W. Wood, busi- 
ness manager, shows them a report of 
progress for the College. Mrs. .Vnderson 
is the former Flora Giardina, '47. 

of the Coopei- Road Christian Church 
in Jackson. 

Dunbar Babbit, '54, departed in Sep- 
tember for Japan, where she is teaching 
with the United States Air Force De- 
pendent School Program for the 1957-58 
term. Her previous teaching experience 
has been in the Pensacola, Florida, and 
Bakersfield, California, schools. 

Internship at the City of Memphis 
Hospital is next on schedule for Levi B. 
McCarty, Jr., '54. He received his M.D. 
degree from the University of Tennessee 
in September. 

Both Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Graves 
(.Vnne Carol Finger, '55) are teaching 
biology at Flint Community College in 
Flint, Michigan. Dr. Graves completed 
requirements for his Ph.D. at North- 
western in 1956 and Mrs. Graves received 
her JIS degree at the same time. 

The Coral Ridge Country Club's new 
golf pro is Jerry R. Boykin, '56. The 
club is located in Fort Lauderdale. 
Florida, and Jerry reports that he is 
enjoying the work very much. He will 
be remembered as a mainstay on the 
Millsaps golf team. 

After attending a basic chaplains' 
course at Fort Slocum, New York, 1st 
Lt. Wilton D. Pigott, '54, has been as- 
signed to the U. S. Army Infantry 
Center Chaplains Section at Fort Ben- 
ning, Georgia. The Pigotts have a one- 
year-old daughter, Kathy Ann. 

A degree in electrical engineering 
from the University of Houston is the 
goal her husband has set, and Ruth 
Ann Pearson Denley, '56, hopes to do 
some graduate work in music theory. 
At present she is working in Houston. 

Eddie Khayat, '53-'54, who played an 
end position with the Majors, was switch- 
ed to tackle by the Washington Red- 
skins this fall. Professional football fans 
had opportunities to see him in action 
several times during the season when 
the Redskin games were telecast over a 
national network. 

In training to be a naval aviator, 
John B. Campbell, '56, was recently 
commissioned an ensign. He is stationed 
at Soufley Field, near Pensacola. 

Johnnie ^larie Swindull. '57, is serving 
as director of religious education at the 
Toulminville Methodist Church in her 
home to'W'n, Mobile, Alabama. She had 
already begun her alumna responsibility 
of recruiting for Millsaps when she 

Wave Ensign Kathryn Bufkin, "57. has 

reported for duty at the Naval Com- 
munication Station in San Diego, Cali- 
fornia. She completed the 16-week train- 
ing program for Wave officers in Octo- 
ber at the Newport, Rhode Island, Naval 

A '56 and a "57 graduate. Tom Pre- 
witt and Paul Comola, are enrolled in 
the graduate program of education and 
training in social work in the School of 
Social Welfare at Florida State Univer- 
sity. Both have received scholarships 
from the university, and both are re- 
ported by the dean to be making good 
records. Mrs. Comola is the former 
Jackie Peterman, '55-'56. and Mrs. Pre- 
witt is the former Pat Morgan. '53-'54. 

Three Millsaps pre-medical students 
have been elected officei-s of the 80- 
student freshman class at the University 
I\Iedical Center this year. Glen Warren, 
■56-'57, was named president. George 
Truett, '56-'57, vice-president, and Ben 
Box, '57, honor council representative. 


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Whose merits rate reporters' lines; 

One who calls them as they are 
And not as I should wish, by far. 

A gent who leans not either way. 
But lets the boys decide the play; 

A guy wholl sting the coach who yaps 
From Siwash Hi to Old Millsaps. 

Poems are made by fools like me 
But only God could referee. 


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''He might have inspired i 

; another Pasteur , . /' 

"You sliouM ham watched him in the classroom. Any col- 
lege president would have been as proud of him as I was. 

"It was almost magic the way he created a love for learning 
in his students. You could see it in their eyes . . . and in 
their work. ' ; : ; ' : • ■■■;■._■:•._.•..••.: 
"He looked worn out the day he finally made up his ynind. 
Told me there wasn't anything in the world he'd rather do 
than teach . . . hardest decisioyi he'd ever made to give it up. 

" 'But how can I provide the kind, of life I want for my 
family on my college teacher's pay?' he asked. 

"I didn't have an answer for that one. So, he's leaving for 
a new kind of job at twice the salary. 
"But . . . who knows what a world of good he might have 
inspired as a teacher!" 

Unfortunately for America, this same 
scene is being repeated all over the coun- 
try. Men and women whose talents as 
teachers could bring great things to pass 
are leaving academic life for other fields. 

This incredible waste hurts all of us. 
For we may well be losing the inspiration 
that could lead some young mind to dis- 
coveries benefiting the whole human 

As a nation whose very destiny de- 
pends on the development of brain- 
power, can we afford to let this situation 

Heln the colleges or universities of_ 
your choice7Help them plan for strong-' 
er, beLLyi'-paid faculties. The returns can 
be greater than you think. 

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