The College and 1958
Alumni Fund Report
Millsaps College Bulletin
Millsaps College Alumni News
Winter Edition — 1959
3 The Year in Review
24 Major Research Projects
25 Alumni Fund Report 1957-58
33 Harrell's Illness
33 Plans For Alumni Day
39 Major Miscellany
43 John Magruder Sullivan
Thirty-four years of dedication to excellence
in drama at Millsaps College is represented in
the lives of the two professors pictured discuss-
ing interpretation of lines during tryouts. Dr.
White and Mr. Goss will be honored on May 16
when the men and women who were members
of the Millsaps Players return for an Alumni
Editor JAMES J. LIVESAY
Associate Editor SHIRLEY CALDWELL
MILLSAPS COLLEGE BULLETIN
Published monthly during the college year by Millsaps College, Jackson,
Mississippi. Entered as a second class matter November 21, 1916, at the Post
Office at J'ackson, Mississippi, under the act of Congress of August 24, 1912.
cA Message , . .
From the President
The Pursuit of Excellence was the
theme of a recent college meeting. A
I'eeognized obligation of a college is
to foster with imagi-
nation and to encour-
age with vigor a
cuntinuous search for
knowledge and wis-
dom, for integrity and
honor, i'or ideas and
;~kills of many kinds
in many areas.
should honestly ans-
wer the question:
What of my college? I ask the question
of ours and try to answer it honestly.
Can Millsaps College be described as
excellent in its claim to be a community
of learning, to have good teaching and
eager study ? What of our library serv-
ices, religious life, student activities,
physical education, vocational guidance,
use of scholarship resources, business
management, public relations, alumni
contacts, community obligations, church
support, physical facilities, planning for
the future ? Are all of these, or, in-
deed, is any of these really excellent?
My answer is that in some of these
categories we are more adequate than
in others. In none of them are we
as excellent as we must become if we
fulfill our role and mission in church
One thing is sure. Education now
has its heaviest responsibilities ever,
shared alike by faculties, administrators,
and trustees on the one hand; and by
alumni, friemds, enlightened citizens,
and /or churchmen on the other. Our
church and state need a Millsaps College
that will renew its efforts to be excel-
lent in every area. Millsaps College as
acutely needs the friendship, the good
will, the financial gifts, and the moral
support of alumni and friends.
Ihe l!()l!ASlli;i.A honors Hr. .Milloii C. White.
COLLEGE HISTORY— 195!
With this issue of MAJOR NOTES a new feature is
introduced. New, that is, to readers of this magazine. An
attempt will be made to review the events and develop-
ments of the 'past twelve months — to bring into focus
the more important happenings which shape the destiny
of a College and of the men and women who call it Alma
Mater. It is hoped that this look into the past during the
early months of the new year will inspire inci'eased loyalty
to the College and bring a fresli realization of the im-
portance of the job ahead Tor all of us — alumni, faculty,
administrators, and friends.
It would be an understatement to call the calendar
year 1958 eventful. College historians at some future date
may well term it among the most crucial in its history.
The road for a college or university during periods of
stress and change is never a smooth one. The year 1958
was one such year throughout the South and throughout
the nation. In March the right of Millsaps College to pursue
its traditional search for truth in all fields was seriously
challenged. National headlines resulted. There were attacks
by some; there were expressions of support and confi-
dence by many others. After statements had been issued
by the administration, the student body, and the trustees.
the headlines disappeared. Freedom of inquiry, the right
to disagree or to agree, had been protected — and once again
the reputation of Millsaps College had been enhanced locally,
regionally, and nationally.
Apparently in appreciation for its qualities of devotion
to the highest standai'ds of intellectual and spiritual honesty
and courage, Millsaps e.xperienced four of her biggest days
during 1958. Attendance at High School Day by senioi-s
exceeded figures for previous years by more than 30't.
In ^lay an enthusiastic crowd of alumni swarmed the
campus Tor the annual Alumni Day program. .\ new at-
tendance record was established. Parents Day attracted
the largest group of parents in history. Finally, in October,
more than -160 alumni attended Honiecomiiv.;' to set the
second new record of alumni lesponse in a single year.
In another very significant ai-ea a new record was
set: enrollment. When the final count had been taken 918
students — 512 men and 406 women — had registered for the
sixty-sixth session of ilillsaps College. It was the largest
enrollment in history. Especially welcome was the large
influx of transfer men. offsetting some concern over a
possible decline in the number of male students enrolling
Continuing their growing response to the opportunity
for partnership in the great enterprise of Christian higher
education, Millsaps alumni and members of the Methodist
Church in Mississippi gave more to the College than they
had ever given in a single year.
The year 1958 saw the opening of two new dormitories,
one for men and one for women, to meet the needs of a
growing student body. This was the climax of a 82.000,000
building program begun in 1954 to prepare the College
for the demands of the immediate future.
It was a year which saw alumni assume positions of
responsibility and service to the College to a greater degree
than in the past. Roy Clark, '41, took over as president
of the Alumni Association, and his first act was to appoint
Rubel Phillips, '48, to head the vitally important Alumni
Fund campaign. The Board of Trustees named Webb
Buie, '36, to the key position of chairman of its Finance
Committee. Bob Ridgway, '35, headed the Millsaps As-
sociates, a "friend raising" organization composed of Mill-
saps supporters across the state, and promptly launched a
highly successful drive on behalf of the Alumni Fund.
"Days of Spiritual Enrichment," a period of religious em-
phasis in the fall, featured Joel McDavid, '41, as its plat-
The faculty and the curriculum were affected by the
events of 1958 — an important year in the life of the
College. Retirement brought changes as Dr. A. P. Hamilton
joined Dr. A. G. Sanders and Dr. Alvin Jon King, who
retired in 1956, in completing a lifetime of truly great
service as a teacher. Continuing its determined effort
to maintain an outstanding faculty, the College added
eleven capable men and women to the faculty, and an
across-the-board advance in pay was granted.
In the same spirit which accompanied the preparation
of the Statement of Purpose of the College in 1954, the
faculty and administration began a self study which would
affect policies and procedures in every area of College
life, including curriculum.
To those who have watched the growth and develop-
ment of Millsaps College within recent years, a high point
in a year of great events was the reappointment of Dr.
H. E. Finger, Jr., as president of the College for a three-
year term. Announcing the appointment for the Board of
Trustees, Bishop Marvin Franklin, chairman, praised the
president for his leadership and vision. Alumni and friends
who received the President's Report to the Board of Trustees,
mailed in the fall, saw outlined the hopes President Finger
has for the College, and their confidence in its future was
strengthened as another year of opportunity presented itself.
The year 1958 found Millsaps College and those who
honor and respect it equal to its challenge.
Fae Franklin Hall, named in honor of Mrs.
Marvin A. Franklin, was formally opened on
October 25. It is located on the eastern edge
of the campus by North State Street and faces
Buie Gymnasium. It houses 100 women students.
The recently completed dormitory for men is
named Ezelle Hall, in honor of K. L. Ezelle, Sr.,
long-time chairman of the Board of Trustee^-.
It adjoins Galloway Hall on the southwestern
portion of the campus and furnishes living ac-
commodations for 130 students.
AND NOW — A CLOSER LOOK
The Year and the Faculty
The heart of any College is its faculty. This has been
said many times in recent years. It needs to be said many
times more. Because of the importance of the faculty, our
first closeup of 1958 will review the events which concerned
the men and women who teach at Millsaps.
For the Millsaps faculty and those who look to it for
guidance, instruction, and inspiration, 1958 was a year of
change. For the most part, the change was in the direction
In January 864 students were taught by forty-eight
full time professors, nineteen of whom had their Ph.D.
degrees. By the end of 1958 College enrollment had grown
to a record 918 students. An equivalent of lifty full-time
professors, twenty of whom held the Ph.D. degree, were
teaching. A ratio of a niaxiiiuim of 20 students to one full-
time professor, recommended by the Southern Association
of Colleges, had been maintained.
Retirement is a word infrequently mentioned on a
college campus because it takes from the campus com-
munity some of its greatest minds, its noblest spirits.
It was this kind of change last year that was not welcomed
by those who live and serve at Millsaps. The preceding-
year had broug'ht the retirement of two beloved Millsaps
teachers, Alvin Jon King and Albert Godfrey Sanders — the
first in several years. The year 1958 was to take another
great teacher from the active family.
In June a man whose love of truth and devotion to
his profession had enriched and enlightened generations of
Millsaps students for forty-one years joined the ranks of
the retired. Dr. A. P. Hamilton, chairman of the depart-
ment of classical languages, ofricially ended his distinguished
career as a full-time Millsaps professor.
The College and his many friends, associates, and
students of the past and present marked the occasion with
a banquet in his honor, and expressions of love and respect
came from four speakers who had known him well.
His closest and oldest friend, Dr. M. C. White, chair-
man of the department of English, said, "Even the dead
languages come to life under his pertinent anecdote and
reminiscence. If the stories call for loud shout and illustra-
tive action, that is what they get. Students have long
since learned that Hamilton's classes may be exacting,
but never dull. . .
"I think of him as a Christian gentleman of high
principles, a man of learning and culture, a great teacher,
an intensely interesting personality, and, for more than
fifty years, my good and faithful friend."
The student body was represented by Aubrey Ford,
a graduating senior, who said of Dr. Hamilton, "His Platonic
idealism is drawn from the spring of music, the richness
of literature, the perspective of history, and his practiced
presence with God and man."
Merle Mann, '28, and Dr. B. E. :\Iitt-hell, emeritus
professor of mathematics, were equally warm in their
expressions of friendship and praise for Dr. Hamilton.
The Jackson State Times said editorially, "Higher edu-
cation has profited from his dedication, his teaching and
Hamilton join.s .Mitchell and .SaiuK-rs in ;u1im' rt'tirt-nu-nt.
writing, his devotion to the premise that democracy com-
mands an informed, knowledgeable leadership."
As a fitting climax to his eventful career the College
announced at Commencement the establishment of the Alfred
Porter Hamilton Chair of Classical Languages.
Soon to follow Dr. Hamilton in retirement are Dr.
White and Professor R. R. Haynes, chairman of the de-
partment of education. As in the cases of Sanders, King,
and Hamilton, their loss will be severely felt.
President Finger has emphasized his awareness of the
importance of finding qualified men and women to replace
those who leave through retirement, and of holding those
who are already serving on the faculty. During 1958 pro-
gress was made in both areas.
Eleven new full-time and three part-time faculty mem-
bers were added to the staff with the opening of the sixty-
sixth session in September. They included Harry C. Ash,
visiting assistant professor of hist.'ry; William Easkin. asso-
ciate professor of romance languages; Elmer Dean Calloway,
'48, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry; Mrs. Dean Callo-
way, library assistant; Edward M. Collins, '52, assistant
professor of speech; Mrs. Kay Breland Cooley, associate
librarian; Mary Ann Edge, instructor of physical education;
James David Powell, '47, assistant professor of education;
Jonathan Sweat, associate professor of music; and A'. B.
Temple, visiting jirofessor of mathenuitics.
Part-time faculty additions were Lo\iis PuUo. widely
known band director, music; and Dr. Mary Kncttles Johnson,
In June Dr. T. L. Reynolds, chairman of the depart-
ment of mathematics, and Grady McWhiney, assistant pro-
fessor of history, left for a year's leave of absence to do
research and study.
An administrative change effective in September brought
Mrs. Rufus Peebles to the College as dean of women, re-
placing Mildred Morehead, who returned to full-time teaching
in the English department. Miss Morehead requested the
change after five years of capable and dedicated service
in the administrative position.
During the summer a series of changes in the de-
partment of athletics moved C. M. "Sammy" Bartling to
full-time duties as director of athletics and chairman of
the department. Replacing him as head football coach
was Marvin G. Smith, who had served as basketball coach
and assistant to Bartling in football. Two special students
who had enrolled in Millsaps for premedical instruction were
named to assist Smith in football. They were Paul R. White-
side and Albert R. Lee. Both men had been employed as
high school coaches and had played football in college.
Jim Ray, former Mississippi State University basketball
star, took over as basketball coach in the fall.
Changes in the athletic department were the result
of an all out effort to strengthen the intercollegiate athletic
program at Millsaps. No change in the policy of non-
subsidized athletics, in effect since 1946, was made.
Welcome news was received by the faculty in the
spring. An across-the-board advance in salaries was grant-
ed by the Board of Trustees.
It was one of a series of salary adjustments planned
by the Board of Trustees and the president to bring faculty
pay closer to the level it must reach if superior teaching,
long a tradition at Millsaps, is to be maintained.
The Ford Foundation, recognizing a concern for im-
provement of faculty status and obser\ang specific steps
taken to bring it about, singled Millsaps out to receive its
bonus grant in Mississippi, given the privately supported
college in each state demonstrating the most progress in
this phase of its operation.
For the past several years advances in pay have been
granted. Millsaps faculty members and administrative
officers enjoy retirement benefits not offered at many col-
leges in this area. In addition, hospitalization, major medical
and life insurance, and social security programs give the
Millsaps professor benefits seldom equaled at other colleges.
Despite these sincere efforts, however, inequities still
e.xist. President Finger pointed out to a group of Jackson's
top business and professional men at a meeting on the
campus in the fall that leading mechanics at local auto-
mobile repair shops and transport truck drivers between
Jackson and New Orleans make more money than the top
salaried professors in the liberal arts colleges in the
Jackson area. There is much yet to be done in the area of
faculty pay. The administration, the trustees, the alumni,
and the church, working together, will do that job.
Although he was well aware of his financial needs,
the Millsaps faculty member gave himself to his calling in
1958 with as much devotion and enthusiasm as his pred-
ecessors had in earlier days.
Faculty committees were active in a dozen different
areas of college life. A newcomer to the faculty expressed
amazement at the enthusiasm Millsaps professors brought
to these extra assignments outside the field of teaching.
His fellow faculty members at two other institutions had
been extremely antagonistic toward calls for assistance
ill non-academic projects.
Contributions of all types to community well-being by
Millsaps faculty members were frequent in 1958. In some
instances speaking engagements at local civic, educational,
and church gatherings provided opportunities for interpreting
the College as well as serving the commimity. Several fac-
The faculty serves students for a cause.
ulty members belonged to service clubs, some serving as top
officers in these organizations.
Local newspapers on several occasions turned to the
Millsaps faculty for technical advice and specialized in-
Citizens of Jackson joined members of the Millsaps
College community in benefiting from the training and
experience of faculty members who conducted a series of
seminars. Dr. Ross Moore, Dr. James Ferguson and Dr.
Frank Laney, all of the department of history, held the
attention and interest of their audience throughout a semi-
nar on "The Meaning of History." Many others found art
instructor Karl Wolfe's discussion of art and Dr. A. G.
Sander's talk on "Spain and Cervantes" enlightening and
valuable. The seminars were sponsored by the depart-
ment of philosophy.
Increasingly popular with both alumni and friends from
the city and surrounding areas are the Alumni Day "con-
tinuing education" seminars. In May Dr. Donald Caplenor
and Professor Porter Ward spoke on "The Biological Conse-
quences of the Nuclear Experiment"; Dr. A. P. Hamilton
spoke on "How Words Came To Be" (Semantics); and
Dr. Ross H. Moore addressed a group on the subject "Can
Of greatest importance to the faculty member, and
to the College student as well, is his research, his study,
his classroom instruction. It is the goal of the administration
to provide more time for these vital aspects of the Mill-
saps teacher's life. The new faculty offices in Murrah Hall,
comfortable and, above all, private, were a step in that
direction. More books in the library, additional instructional
staff, and reduction of nonacademic committee work must
be obtained if additional improvement is to be made. AH
of these are receiving the attention of the administration
and the Board of Trustees.
In the area of research, study, and instruction many
notable advances were made during 1958.
The leave of absences granted Dr. T. L. Reynolds and
Professor Grady McWhiney provided important time for
research for Dr. Reynolds and an opportunity to complete
his book, The Biography of Braxton Bragg, for Mr. Mc-
Dr. George Maddox, chairman of the department of
sociology, after several years study and research, published
his paper on drinking among high school students. Fol-
lowing its presentation before a national professional group
in Indianapolis, local church, civic, and professional organi-
zations and a national church magazine sought his counsel
on the subject.
The Maddox paper is only one of many prepared at
Millsaps College during 1958. There were nineteen other
papers which could be classified as major research activity.
A list of these papers is published elsewhere in this maga-
zine. There were scores of other research projects not
After a long period of careful analysis and planning,
the department of economics and business administration
announced an expanded curriculum. Dr. E. S. Wallace,
department chairman, said the changes would provide op-
portunity for students to prepare for careers as certified
public accountants, with courses in all subjects covered in
the CPA examinations.
With the opening of the fall session in September the
curriculum of the science division was enriched. Advanced
students were given the opportunity to do limited research,
particularly in chemistry and physics. Students select special
problems for concentrated effort and research.
A National Science Foundation fellowship was awarded
to Dr. Donald Caplenor for specialized study in plant physi-
ology, biochemistry, and ecology. He -u-ill spend several sum-
mers on the project which will, in turn, enrich the knowl-
edge and know-how of the students whom he teaches.
Of great significance to the faculty is the self-study
project now underway at Millsaps. Dr. Goodrich C. White,
former president of Emory University, will spend time on
the campus in April as a representative oi' the Southei'n
Association of Colleges evaluating sell' - analysis reports
and formulating recommendations for action based on
A thorough examination of present academic policies,
courses, schedules, and departmental and divisional proce-
dures now being made by faculty members could have great
Influence on the curriculum.
Faculty personnel welcomed the opportunity afforded
them in 1958 to pause for self-examination. The study
will continue in 1959, and everyone is hopeiul that the
unique position of academic leadership which the College
holds in this area of the nation will be strengthened as a
result of the changes which may result.
Any review of the faculty in any year will be. at best,
only fragmentary. The hundreds of hours of classroom
lectures and what happened in the minds and hearts of
students during these hours in 1958 can never be factually
reported. The days and nights of preparation, review, and
search for new ti-uth which filled the faculty members'
'leisure" hours will never be known. The moments of self-
criticism and communion with the Source of all truth spent
during the silent hours cannot be told.
During the closing days of 1958, before the campus
population temporarilv vanished for the holidays, this
writer observed some activity one afternoon which revealed
a quality of life at Millsaps which makes it something unique
in higher education. Down the corridors of the newly
completed Murrah offices came a dozen or more students
to the private offices of their advisors or major profes-
sors. There they talked about the things the teacher and
the student have talked about through the centuries. Person-
al exchange of ideas, individual questions and their specific
answers were still possible at Millsaps College. In a day
of booming em-ollments and impersonal, canned lectures,
the relationship between the student and the faculty member
at Millsaps stands out as something precious.
Perhaps in moments like this the faculty member at
Millsaps made his greatest contribution in 1958.
The Students' Year
Just as the faculty is the heart of a college, so the
students give the college its "raison d'etre." Without the
students there would be no college.
During 1958 the Millsaj^ College student continued to
perform much as his collegiate predecessors. He (and his
professors) filled his days and nights with study, managed
to take part in an unusual amount of extracurricular activity,
and had some time left for a bit of social life.
In January the enrollment figure was in the neighbor-
hood of 864 but midsemester graduation, marriages, academic
failures, and financial problems were to reduce the student
population to 811 at the beginning of the second semester.
When the sixty-sixth session began in September, 918
students were on hand to push the enrollment figure to
its highest point in history.
Despite the increase of over G'c, the Millsaps student
body remained proportionately small. Mississippi State
had enrolled approximately 4,500. The University of Mis-
sissippi and Mississippi Southern enrollment passed 3.500.
Mississippi College enrolled more than 1,500, and MSCW
reported almost 1,200 women students. Only Delta State.
William Carey (formerly Woman's College), Belhaven, and
Blue Mountain registered smaller student bodies than Mill-
saps, and officials of these colleges jjredicted large in-
creases in their enrollments in the near future.
Present Millsaps policy is to maintain this "proportion-
ate" smallness. The Board of Trustees, the administration,
and the faculty have given approval to a "controlled growth"
policy in the face of a predicted "tidal wave" of students
seeking entrance to the nations colleges and universities.
By 19()5, an enrollment of 1,200 will be accepted, allowing
for a growth of between 40 and 50 students each year.
Millsaps will accept her share of the enrollment in-
crease but will control this growth in order that those who
do enroll will be assured of receiving a sound liberal arts
Whatever else occupied the attention of the Millsaps
student in 1958. academic matters took first honors by a
considerable margin — the Millsaps student, that is. who
planned to be around for long.
Nine students, the majority of whom were products
of the Jackson schocpl system, made the "straight A'' group
the second semester of the 1957-58 session. .Advance indi-
cations are that there will be fewer in the select circle this
In social group competition the Chi Omegas, with a
1.9515 over-all aveixige. and the Kapi^a .Alphas, with a 1..3480
average, set the pace to win the scholarship cups.
An interesting sidelight on student academic perform-
ance is the fact that since it was remodeled, enlarged, and
For superior work — scholarship awards.
air-conditioned in 1955 the use of the Library by students
has increased sharply — and the overall point index of the
student body has advanced. In retrospect, the decision to
place the Library i'irst on the agenda of Million for Millsap-s
projects was a wise one, indeed.
Millsaps continues to be the only college in the state
requiring a comprehensive examination of its students. The
class of 1958 accepted the inevitable and, with few exceptions,
made the grade on the first attempt. Writtens remain four
hours in length. Orals are two hours and are still di-eaded
more than the written exams.
As a result, in part, of the traditional emphasis on
scholarship, almost half of the graduating class chose to
continue their education in graduate or professional schools.
An impressive forty- three percent of the class of '58 is
this year engaged in further study. They fared well in
the competition for scholarships and fellowships. Twenty
Kermit Scott, son of T. K. Scott, '24, of Leland, was
awarded two scholarships. He was one of four to receive
Woodrow Wilson grants for the encouragement of college
teaching and later learned that he had been accepted as
a Fulbright Scholar. He is studying philosophy at the
University of Gottingen in Germany.
Glenda Wadsworth, Jackson, is studying French litera-
ture at the University of Grenoble in France under a Ful-
Millsaps students received an impressive four out of
nine Woodrow Wilson grants awarded Mississippians. Re-
cipients were Carol Broun, Jackson, Columbia University;
Kaisa Braaten, Laurel, the University of Michigan; Ann
Myers, Greenwood, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy;
Atomic Energy Commission fellowships went to John
Baxter, Marion, and John Potter, Jackson Baxter is study-
ing at Vanderbilt and the Oak Ridge Laboratory. Potter
is enrolled in the University of Rochester and is doin.?
research at the Brookhaven National Laboratory.
The Fund for Adult Education awarded Carlton Sollie,
of Meridian, a scholarship for study in the humanities and
Although in recent years more students have taken
chemistry than any other subject, education led the list of
sixteen fields represented among the choices of the graduat-
ing class. Twenty-nine '58 graduates listed education as
their major. Chemistry, always in demand at Millsaps,
was second with twenty-five, and English ranged third with
The remainder of the areas of study ranked in the
following order: geology, 16; economics, 15; math, 11;
history, 10; religion, 10; sociology, 9; philosophy, 8; psycholo-
gy, 6; political science, 5; biology, 5; physics, 4; French,
3; and music, 2.
The first "air-conditioned" summer session in history
got underway on June 7. Except for 7:30 a. m. classes,
every student enjoyed cool classrooms throughout the sum-
mer. Air conditioning in the Library, the Student Union
Building, and the newly remodeled Murrah Chapel area
enabled the College to provide this historic first. For the
fourth year in succession enrollment was unusually high.
During the year a number of events outside the realm
of study and classroom activity gave evidence of the fact
that devotion to scholarship in the days of Murrah, Hull,
Watkins, Key, and Smith had had its effect on today's
College representatives took top honors in the Southern
Literary Festival in May, winning the Sweepstakes Award,
two first prizes, and one second prize. Jean Morrison,
Jackson, received the Commercial Appeal award given to
the person whose work is judged the most outstanding. A
short story, "The Brothers," won for him the Sweepstakes
Award and a first place in the Festival's short story compe-
tition. Roy Grisham, Cleveland, son of the Revei'end and
Mrs. Roy Grisham, both alumni, took first honors in the
formal essay section, and John Stone, Jackson, placed second
in the poetry division.
There was expansion in the area of scholastic honoraries,
long an honored part of Millsaps campus life. Eta Sigma,
classical languages honorary, was reactivated after several
years' absence from the scene. French and psychology
students and their professors established two very promis-
ing honoraries in those fields.
The Cultural Activities Committee of the Student Asso-
ciation extended invitations to William Faulkner and Eudora
Welty, two of Mississippi's internationally known writers,
to appear in the newly established lecture series.
The Methodist Student Movement accepted an invitation
to hold a United Nations Seminar on the campus in the
sprint: of 1959 which would be attended by college students
from every senior and junior college in the state. A model
U. N. Assembljr would hold sessions with various colleges
representing the nations of the world. Political science
students on the campus will work long hours in prepara-
tion for this event.
The Associated Press released on its wires a story of
the new "language tables" at Millsaps. Fridays are set
aside as days students of foreign languages eat with their
professors in the cafeteria. In the belief that only through
speaking the language can it be truly learned, the de-
partments require that only the foreign language be spoken
at the tables.
Perhaps the most educational extra of the year, or any
year, was September's Religious Life Seminar planned and
sponsored by the interdenominational Christian Council.
Twenty-nine students, representing five denominations, with
two adult advisors traveled by chartered bus for ten days
visiting- other college campuses and important governmental
and church headquarters.
High points of the trip were visits to the United Na-
tions, governmental agencies and Capitol Hill in Washing-
ton, the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, and de-
nominational headquarters and camps.
Purpose of this trip was "to broaden and deepen re-
ligious life on the campus; to give students an opportunity
to catch a fresh perspective of themselves, their church,
their school, their nation, and their world; and to develop a
spirit of fellowship and understanding- among campus re-
Christian Council President Clifton Ware, Jackson, and
Dr. Robert Bergmark worked out details of the tour.
Two students who were recent transfers from a senior
college and a university in the mid-South area told college
officials that the big difference was the fact that there is
an atmosphere conducive to study at Millsaps. "Here you're
not considered odd if you study — most people seem to
be really serious about their work. I guess they have to,"
one newcomer said.
Early in the fall semester the student body heard rumors
of more changes in the direction of disciplined scholarship.
The faculty adopted tighter attendance regulations. The
self-study instituted by the faculty and the administra-
tion could result in more rigid academic requirements. There
were few complaints from students. The world ahead would
be severe in its disciplines, too; and the student who seeks
Millsaps out — and who stays — accepts this fact realisti-
GRADUATION, that bittersweet event wliich concludes
each college year, was much like any Millsaps graduation.
The meeting- of the senior class, invitations, class rings,
the Barn Dance, the Breakfast, the President's Reception
— all of these had been a part of the pageant for many
Galloway IVIemorial Church was again the scene of
Baccalaureate Services with its capacity congregation, digni-
fied processional and recessional, and the high moment when
the Singers lifted their voices in an anthem that thrilled
the soul. Dr. Nolan B. Harmon, the College's first graduate
to become a Bishop of the Methodist Church, told graduat-
ing seniors that they should measure their lives by Jesus
Christ and that they must discover that greatness does not
depend upon success.
One hundred eighty-one Millsaps College seniors receiv-
ed diplomas under a star-filled sky on June 2 and prepared
to take their places as members of a responsible citizenry.
Hugh Clegg, '20, assistant to the Chancellor and Di-
rector of Development at the University of Mississippi,
warned the graduates that the world does not owe them
a living. "You must depend on your own i-esources, strength-
ened by your religious faith, to meet the demands of the
modern woi'ld," he said.
The Commencement exercises, held out of doors behind
Founders Hall, marked the close of the sixty-sixth session
of the College. The Class of 1958 is one of the largest in
the College's history.
John H. Stone, III, of Jackson, was the evening's top
a-ward winner. He received the Founder's Medal, given to
the senior with the best four year scholastic record; the
Alpha Epsilon Delta award; and the West O'Neal Tatum
award, both presented to the outstanding preinedical stu-
Honorary degrees were awarded to four prominent Mis-
sissippians. Doctor of Divinity degrees were conferred on
the Reverend George Eliot Jones, '40, of Vicksburg, and
the Reverend Wiley Clifford Newman, of Tupelo. James
Milton Ewing, president of Delta State College, and Virgil
Derender Youngblood, of Brookhaven, received the degree
of Doctor of Law.
Five of the seniors graduated with high honors, -while
thirty-two won honors. Students from Greece, Korea, and
Canada were among those receiving degrees.
As in the past, there were days of special emphasis on
things of the spirit at Millsaps College. Through the De-
cell Lectureship Fund two i].-jake--.< were invited to the
campus by the Christian Council. In March, Dr. Marjorie
Reeves, distinguished Oxford University historian, delivered
a series of lectures and informal talks. Among her topics
were "The University and the Challenge of Modern Society",
"Christianity and History," and "What is Christian Educa-
In November the Reverend Joel McDavid, '41, of Mont-
gomery, Alabama, returned to his Alma Mater to be the
visiting minister for Days of Spiritual Emphasis. A promi-
nent clergyman, pastor of the First Methodist Church in
Montgomery, JMcDavid's sermons met the needs of many
who heard his messages.
In 1958, as in previous years, the Decell Lectureship
Series caused students to think seriously, some of them for
the first time, about their relationship to God and to their
fellowman. The chapel services, held regularly each Thurs-
day, prepare the way each year. Dr. Finger's chapel talks
receive the close attention of an amazingly high percenta-ge
of the student body. Students have described them as
"challenging and profound."
Maintaining their traditional belief that extracurriculars
-'in moderation" can contribute to the total educational
experience, Millsaps faculty members and administrators
encouraged the various expressions of this activity during
1958. Actually, little encouragement was needed. The extra-
Among the first in Fr.inklin Hall
They're bound for medical and dental schools.
curi-icular boom was the biggest in the memory of most
observei's, and its quality was high.
Only highlights of a busy year can be given here.
Although campus leadership changed hands with May
elections, both student body presidents had certain things
in common. They were both pre-ministerial students and
both had no affiliation with social groups.
Jim Waits, of Hattiesburg, headed the 1957-58 student
body. Tommy Fanning, Hickory, vice president, Ann Myers,
Greenwood, secretary, and Billy Mullins, Macon, treasurer,
worked with Waits in directing Student Association affairs.
Major objectives of the Waits administration included
the promotion of on-campus social events, full utilization
of the Union (newly completed) as a unifying influence
on the campus community, promotion of cultural opportuni-
ties, improvement of the cut system, and the enlistment
of more people in student government.
After spirited campus campaigning, complete with
speeches, rallies, and a profusion of signs, slogans, and
banners, students elected Ma.x Miller, Kosciusko, president
of the Student Association in May. Tradition was ignored
in the election when a coed, Jeannine Adcock, Jackson, was
named vice president. Secretary was Susan Wheeless, Jack-
son, niece of the Ross Moores. and Bob Weems, Jackson,
was elected treasurer.
Miller is in the midst of his term and is endeavoring to
(1) eliminate red tape from student government proce-
dures; (2) promote athletics, both varsity and intramural;
and (3) build school spirit.
The brightest new star in the extracurricular sky is
the Millsaps Players and 1958 was as successful a year
as it was busy for campus thespians.
Mississippians in increasing numbers flocked to see
a bill of fare that ranked with the best efforts of the pro-
fessionals. In March "Teahouse of the August Moon" drew
the second largest house in history, topped only by the
musical "South Pacific." Local columnists called it "sheer
A new theatrical experience, drama in the round, was
introduced to Mississippians when a rapt audience saw
"Summer and Smoke" in the old cafeteria area of Galloway
Hall. Again the local critics raved. The Tennessee Wil-
liams play was named the best production of the 1957-58
Delighted theatei'-goers in the Jackson area then joined
the campus community in applauding the Players and the
department of music for two Broadway musicals. "Kismet,"
in May, was described as a feast for the eyes and ears, and
Lerner and Loewe's "Paint Your Wagon" was called by
many "the best yet" in musicals.
As a thrilling climax to the calendar year's dramatic
offerings. Millsaps' director of speech and drama. Lance
Goss, scheduled Sir John Gielgud for December. Called the
world's foremost actor, Gielgud held his audience spellbound
with his recitations of "Shakespeare's Ages of Man." It
was Sir John's only appearance in the mid-South in a
The students who know best, those who have appeared
in the 1958 productions, would tell you that the Players'
continuing success is the result of the talent and hard work
of Director Goss.
The far-famed Millsaps Singers enjoyed another suc-
cessful year under the guidance of Music Department Chair-
man Holmes Ambrose. Following e.xams the tour choir,
long considered a very special group both on and off the
campus, buckled down to some intensive rehearsals in prep-
aration for the annual spring concert trip. The 1958 itiner-
rary included a large portion of South Mississippi, and the
old hue and cry for a "long, out-of-state" tour was raised
once again. Several short tours to Mississippi churches
followed the spring trip and, as one amazed first-timer
put it, "the Singers created more good-will for Millsaps
in one concert than could have been inspired by a thousand
speeches." Final appearances of the 1957-58 school year
were the morning anthem and the open air concert on
Baccalaureate Sunday, June 1.
When the sixty-sixth session convened in September
225 students, almost one-fourth of the entire enrollment,
reported for tryouts for the Singers! Highlights of the
first semester offerings have been a brilliant performance
of the Messiah and the traditional Feast of Carols program
another day and another Feast of Carols came floodi]ig
back to many who enjoyed the December program.
One uf the most outstanding contributions Ambrose
has made to the area of extracurricular music at Millsaps
is the establishment of the Madrigal Singers The 16-voice
choral group, carefully selected from voice classes and the
Singers, is receiving wide acclaim from local music lovers.
Just before Christmas appearances at local service clubs
brought enthusiastic praise and inspired a spring invitation
to appear at the Mississippi Economic Council's annual meet-
ing. Richard Fairbanks, instructor in the department of
music, is the director.
The band, an organization which has had more than
its share of troubles since the 106th Engineers of the Nation-
al Guard marched off to war in 1940, experienced one of its
best years. Despite the fact that there was another change
in directors morale and performance rose to new heights.
Under the direction of Fred Purser, Jr., the first half
of 1958, the band received enthusiastic praise for its in-
formal performance for seniors on High School Day i"
March and its spring concert in April. The school year
ended on a disappointing note when it was learned that
P-urser would be leaving to open his own music studio.
Then in September veteran conductor Louis PuUo was
employed to direct the band. Recently retired from Provine
High School in Jackson, the nationally known musician
accepted his new assignment with enthusiasm.
Since September the band has entertained thousands
at football games (including a road ti-ip), marched in several
downtown parades by special invitation, delighted a Higli
School Day audience in November, and surprised the campus
community with a lovely Christmas concert.
Big news in band circles this year, in addition to Mr.
Pullo's recognition by the First Chair of America organiza-
tion, is the purchase oi new uniforms. They should arrive
before the second semester ends.
The Bobashela and The Purple and White, joined in
recent years by Stylus, the campus literary magazine, kept
the campus community informed and entertained during
1958. Both publications have increased in pages and in
over all dimensions. The annual is 9 inches by 12 inches,
and the Purple and White is 22 inches by 16 inches, total-
ing eight pages on occasion.
The student body received the Bobashela in May and,
in appropriate chapel ceremonies, the first copy was given
to the man it honored. Dr. M. C. White. Theme of the 195S
yearbook, "I'll Take My Stand in Dixie," urged graduates
to work, live, and build in Mississippi. It drew praise from
editors and columnists. Editor of the '.58 Bobashela was
Eddie Williams, Belzoni. His business manager was Billy
Purple and White Editor Clyde Williams enjoyed a
successful year. His editorial "A Breach of Etiquette," in
which he questioned a local newspaper's policies during the
March episode, was one of the high points of his tenure.
Two special High School Day editions were helpful to the
administration. Color pictures on page one, the usual un-
inhibited comments in columns, and a running battle with
the editor oi Stylus furnished special interest to the P&W's
large student readership. Thorn Welch, Vicksburg, was
Another change in faculty personnel came to the forensic
program at Millsaps duiing 1958. Alton Boyd, '57, left in
■June after one year as speech instructor and director of
debate. The year began with the efficiently run Millsaps
Invitational Debate Tournament. Held on the campus,
the nationally known meet attracted colleges and universi-
ties from eleven states. It has been termed one of the
largest tournaments held annually in the South.
In debate competition the Majors spent most of the
year in rebuilding after heavy losses by graduation. Trips
to the national Pi Kappa Delta meet and the Notre Dame
Invitational tournament were highlights of the year.
Welborn Rives won the iVIE.A. oratoiical contest and rep-
resented Millsaps in the NEA tournament.
In September a former championship debater, Eddie
Collins, '52, replaced Boyd and a new forensic program
began at Millsaps. Most of the fall was spent in warm-
up debating, but there were indications that the trophy
case would hold more mementos of Millsaps victories than
it had in several years. The women's teams are especially
promising, wdth an early season first place in competition
at Mississippi College among their successes.
Pageantry had its place in Millsaps extracurricular
scene during 19.58, The late spring Song Fest sponsored
by Chi Omega sorority has become a regular feature. Coeds
and their male counterparts dress in their best to repre-
sent the various Greek letter organizations on the campus
in the colorful sing. Kappa Delta sorority and Lambda Chi
Alpha fraternity emerged victorious.
Stunt Night, sometimes hilarious, sometimes clever, and
occasionally satirical, inspired hard work on the part of
some. Others relied on the intercession of the Muses at
the last minute. Winners were Pi Kappa Alpha first and
Phi Mu second.
High point in pageanti-j' for the year was the recently
inaugurated Feature Night sponsored by the Bobashela. In
addition to Master Major, Miss Millsaps, and the favorites,
twenty-five coeds faced an admiring student body and a panel
of judges in evening dress competition for the yearbook's
beauty section. Interlude entertainment featured singers,
pianists, instrumentalists and comedians from the student
body. When the evening ended, Shirley Habeeb, Vicksburg,
Bett^,- Blue, Jackson, Mia Aurbakken, El-Biar, Algeria,
Carolyn Baumgarten, Jackson, and Alice Grey Wiggers,
Indianola, were judged most beautiful. Ranking will be
done by Jon Whitcomb, of Cosmopolitan.
Two more campus leaders were added to the Master
Major-Miss Millsaps "hall of fame" during 1958. Susan
Wheeless, Jackson, student body secretary, was elected Miss
Millsaps, and Max Miller, student body president, was elected
Master Major. The honor, you will recall, is the highest
which can be bestowed by the student body on one oi its
own members. The two students deserved the recognition.
With all of the ceremony and mystery of bygone days
to heighten the excitement of the occasions, seventy-two
students were selected for membership in honorary organi-
zations during Tap Day in November. Bill Balgord, Jackson,
Allan Bugg-, Jackson, Billy Kerr, Greenwood, Max Miller,
Kosciusko, Kent Prince, Newton, and Ray Wesson, McComb,
were added to Omicron Delta Kappa's ranks. Sigma Lambda
took Ruth Land, Jackson, Jeanette Lundquist, Jackson, and
Jewell Taylor, Starkville.
Behind the symbolism of Tap Day is the fact of hundreds
of hours of activity contributed to the campus well-bein^.
Alpha Epsilon Delta's 1958 projects program is an example.
Among the major activities were the sponsorship of the
March of Dimes and the Chest X-Ray program. Its alumni
awards program, established last year, is an example of
an excellent off-campus relations. Dr. Noel Womack, '-14.
was named the outstanding physician of the year by AF.D
One of the biggest stories of the year affecting the
student body was the improvement of the on-campus recre-
ational program, the major objective of 1957-58 Student
Body President Jim Waits. Availability of the facilities
of the new Union building and an earnest desire on the
part of a sizeable segment of the membership of tlie stu-
dent government association to get the job done contributed
to the success ex)perienced, limited though it was.
Weekends found more and more students staying on
campus. High caliber Friday night movies, a well equipped
game room in the basement, and several all-campus social
Coed Millie I'liii- rind- llic
Library's carrels i|uiet and
oomfDrlablo — an ideal place
A 1958 first
'beanies" for freshmen women.
events sponsored by the Union committee were the reasons.
There was much to be desired in the 1958 program. For
such a long time Millsaps students had been accustomed
to finding their entertainment off campus. A start had
been made, however, and its impact was clearly visible in
increased school spirit.
In the category of "above and beyond the call of duty"
was the magnificent response of the students to the two
High School Days, Alumni Day, Parents Day and Home-
coming. It would be an eye opener if an accurate count
of the man hours given by students to assure the success
of these events could be given here. They served on plan-
ning committees, staffed exhibits, welcomed visitors, es-
corted touring groups, provided entertainment, made talks,
built floats, designed, cut out, and erected decorations, and
served in many other capacities. Millsaps College student
bodies have been criticized for their lack of visible school
loyalty, occasionally with some degree of accuracy. It would
appear to this writer, however, that, when it really matters,
they come through splendidly.
Contributing leader.ship during these special events were
the eighteen students named by the faculty to Who's Who
in American Universities and Colleges.
As 1958 neared its close a news story released to all
media opened as follows: "The Spirit of Christmas reigns
supreme at Millsaps College this week as students share
with those less fortunate." The story told of KDE's party
at the Old Ladies Home, the Psychology Club's trip to
Whitfield to stage a party for the patients, the Women
Christian Workers' gifts of clothes and blankets to the Mis-
sissippi Children's Home. It listed the parties for the child-
ren at the Baptist Orphanage and the Methodist Children's
Home given by the YWCA, Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha
and Kappa Sigma. Kappa Delta's entertainment for Crippled
Children's Hospital patients and Phi Mu's and Chi Omega's
adoption of a family were mentioned. There were many
other group and individual acts of "unconditional good
will" not mentioned.
Despite the demands of college life and his own im-
maturity, the Millsaps College student had room for compas-
sion in his yet incomplete philosophy of life.
The Purpose of Millsaps College adopted by the faculty
in 1956 states: "The desired result is an intelligent, vol-
untary dedication to moral principles and a growing social
consciousness that will guide him (the student) into a
rich, well-rounded Christian life, with ready acceptance of
responsibilty to neighbor, state, and church." When pre-
holiday parties staged by college students are similar to
those described by the news story it would appear that
in 1958 the Millsaps student was well on his way toward
becoming just such a responsible, dedicated individual.
It is difficult to capture in ink or type the things
which any group of people thought and experienced in any
year. Since the Millsaps College student body is made up
of individuals with their own reactions and responses, any
one of them could read this review and point out omission;-
or feel that very little of deep significance had been re-
Perhaps the things that captured the imagination and
the heart of the student, both in the classroom and out, will
be longest remembered. What were these events and ideas
which etched themselves in the memory of the Millsaps stu-
dent during 1958?
A directional rotatable antenna mounted on the roof of
Sullivan-Harrell Science Hall was mute evidence that the
dawn of the space age had its impact on the student body.
Both in 1957 and 1958 physics students manned radio re-
ceivers to catch the signals from the Russian and American
satellites, and their significance became the subject of those
late evening "sessions" peculiar to the college campus. Per-
haps the 1958 Millsaps student felt much like the World
War II student generation felt when Hitler and blitz bomb-
ing changed the shape of their world.
In March, the Millsaps College student had an oppor-
tunity rarely, if ever, offered other student generations.
With the College policy of academic freedom under bitter
and organized attack, they saw, for a time, in bold relief
the greatness of the institution they were to call Alma
Mater. At stake, too, was their right to seek the truth
and make their own decisions. Never before or since has
school loyalty been more in evidence. Workers for High
School Day, which came on March 15, were plentiful. "What
can I do to help?" was the phrase heard time and again
For the first time in its long history Millsaps College had
in its student bodv a coed who was a licensed minister of the
Mail from home is always welcome.
Jim Humphries, student of art in-
structor Karl Wolfe, puts the
finishing touches to the town
square angel of "Summer and
Smoke." Humphries' work drew
wide acclaim from artists who saw
Methodist Church. Jo Ann Ivy. a Clarksdale sophomore,
became the first of her sex in Mississippi and perhaps
in the Southeastern Jurisdiction to receive a license to
preach. This event was as exciting- as it was unusual to
a sizeable segment of the campus population, and the over-
whelming majority of the students were happy that Mill-
saps had claim to another first!
Although attendance at the voluntary sessions fell
short of hoped-for goals, the two Decell Lectureship speak-
ers during 1958 had profound influence on the lives of
those who heard them. The students came from all segments
of the student body, representing many denominations, to
hear the non-sectarian presentations of Dr. Marjorie Reeves
and the Reverend Joel ilcDavid.
Millsaps students received with universal delight the
news that Kay Lee, '57-'58, wife of Young Chull Lee, '58,
had been awarded a 81,000 scholarship to complete her study
of voice at Southern Methodist University. The Lees, re-
united at Millsaps after years of separation, were warmly
received by the students, and their dramatic story of suf-
fering and courage in Korea had captured the hearts of
their many friends on the campus. The scholarship was
awarded by Pilot Club International.
During the summer the illness of two of the most
popular students on the campus brought deep concern to
the Millsaps community. Keith Tonkel, '58, orator, actor,
pre-ministerial student, and campus leader, was seriously
ill with cancer of the throat. Then word was received that
Patti Patrick, Tupelo freshman, comedienne, talented singer,
and entertainer, was to undergo surgery for a similar condi-
tion. As never before in the niemoiy of many at ]Millsaps,
expressions of love and earnest prayer for fellow students
came from members of the student body.
Because a particularly high percentage of top high
school students find their way to Millsaps, there has been
through the years a tendency toward independence and
individualism which has engendered a resistance to regi-
There are times, however, when an organized program
captures the imagination of the Millsaps individualist. Such
a program is the World University Service, a project adopted
by collegians the v/orld over to raise money for assistance
to fellow students who need it to obtain their education.
At Millsaps the faculty joins the student body in raising
money — • to the delight of the students. Faculty Waiter
Night, when the professor carries student trays and per-
forms other services for a price, was again a howling
success. Everybody enjoyed it, and student tips to faculty
members went for a worthy cause. Participation by dormi-
tory students was practically one hundred percent.
There are times when faculty and administrative person-
nel feel that they're just not getting through to the stu-
dents in their efforts to inspire and inform. Knowledge
and wisdom are relegated to an also-ran category, ^\•ith
social life, athletics, and learning a trade taking preferred
p-osition. For this and other reasons, the Millsaps student's
response to the program of the Cultural Activities Com-
mittee was particularly gratifjing. Sessions on the meaning
of history, art criticisms, Cervantes and others attracted
larger-than-expected crowds. The talk of the campus before
and after Christmas Holidays was the appearance of Sir
John Gielgud in the Christian Center auditorium. It would
appear that learning for learning's sake was not a lost art
at Millsaps in 1958.
In the final analysis the year 1958 can be considered
a success at Millsaps College if the proper things happened
in the minds and hearts of the students, if they grew in
wisdom and spirit and in their understanding of themselves
and their fellowman. Perhaps the judgment of others
is of greatest importance in providing the answer to the
question of growth and understanding.
The impression made by Mia Aurbakken, senior, was
the subject of an editorial in the Jackson State-Times and
symbolizes, in a large measure, the reaction of many groups
to Millsaps students during the year. The editor heard
her talk at a Business-Education Day program held on the
campus and, in summarizing her thoughts, he said:
"The student is the most important factor in any edu-
cational institution. The college or university must build
its interests around the student for his or her development.
"Under the sponsorship of the Jackson Chamber of
Commerce, a group of business and professional people
met at Millsaps College. There the campus guests saw
in operation a college with high Christian purpose and
"Miss Mia Aurbakken, a student at Millsaps College,
made a short talk to this group. Her testimony was im-
portant, for it revealed a student's attitude, a student's
objective, and a student's attainments.
"If the purpose and attitude of this young woman can
prevail in America, our future is safe and our destiny is
In the final analysis it is by the end-product of its
program, its students who become alumni, that an institu-
tion of higher education is judged.
In 1958, as in the past, her sons and daughters were
living proof that quality education within the Christian
framework is still available at Millsaps College.
The Alumni Year
The most significant development in alumni relations
during 1958 was the realization by more alumni than ever
before that Millsaps College must have their support if it
is to hold its position of leadership in higher education.
More graduates and former students turned in more man
hours of work, gave more money, attended more on-campus
functions, recruited more students, and influenced a larger
segment of public opinion than had been recorded in a single
year of the history of the College.
The reasons for this heartening- acceptance of re-
sponsibility by alumni during 1958 are as varied as there
are varying interests and degi'ees of information among
alumni. As in the ease of the students, probably the
biggest single awakener was the organized attack on the
College for its policy in regard to academic freedom in
Efforts of administrative personnel to interpret the
College to its alumni body wei'e partly responsible for
the change. The President of the College has led the
way in this area. His seemingly inexhaustible energy has
been liberally given to traveling across the state and out-
side its borders to speak convincingly to alumni, church
groups, and civic and service organizations, telling the
story of the needs and opportunities of higher education
in general and Millsaps in particular. Others have followed
Impressions made by students on alumni have helped
greatly. More thorough press coverage, more direct mail
contact, improved on-campus events, and, perhaps, the in-
frequent visits of the alumni magazine have done their
Perhaps the most far reaching organized influence in
increasing alumni acceptance of responsibility for the wel-
fare of the College has been the efforts of the alumni
themselves. Focal point of this influence has been the
intelligent and enthusiastic alumni leadership centering in
the officers and the 36 alumni directors. 0. B. Triplett,
Jr., of Forest, and the Reverend Roy C. Clark, Jackson,
presidents who served during 1958, gave devoted leader-
ship. George Pickett, chairman of the 1957-58 Alumni
Fund, and his successor, Rubel Phillips, made fund raising
history. The pace these men and their associates set will
bring results in future years far beyond present hopes or
Just how this upsurge of alumni interest manifested
itself is the most encouraging story to develop for the
College in 1958.
The first group of alumni to go into action for the
College in 1958 was the 350 class managers who wrote
their contemporaries on behalf of the Alumni Fund. Three
communications over a period of six months contained sin-
cere statements of faith in their Alma Mater, an anneal
for vigorous support, and a personal postscript. Without
this effort the new record for annual giving on the part
of alumni would never have been reached.
Fund Chairman George Pickett gave unselfishly of his
time and energy to the Fund effort and worked long hours
to assure victory as the June 30 deadline approached.
Others joined him in the enthusiasm he brought to his as-
signment. The following excerpt from the letter of a
class manager is typical of many received by the Alumni
Fund Committee: "I welcome the privilege of writing in the
interest of Millsaps College. ... If Millsaps means as much
to others as it does to me, I am sure the opportunity to
assist her financially will be gladly accepted."
March brought another opportunity for Millsaps grad-
uates and former students to demonstrate their faith in
the integrity and greatness of their Alma Mater. The
controversy over speakers invited to the campus brought
attacks from organized groups and individuals. The press
gave the incidents national publicity, and some individuals
warned that there would be no students and no support in
As the news of the situation reached the alumni family,
response was immediate. Letters poured in from all over
the nation. With few exceptions, the letters were warm
in their praise of the administration's handling of the situa-
tion and in their expression or faith in the policies of the
Many alumni telephoned and came by to tell of their
support. The first big event on the campus to follow the
incident. High School Day on March 15, found alumni on
hand, some of them with carloads of prospective students.
Parti',- because of their help, it was the best attended High
School Day in history.
Meetings of the executive committee of the Board in the
spring considered interim alumni business and looked for-
ward to May's Alumni Day.
The nominatina- committee appointed bv President
Triplett 'presented a strong slate of ten candidates for
five offices in the Alumni Association. Named as presi-
dential candidates were the Reverend Roy C. Clark, '41,
Jackson minister, and Rubel Phillips, '48, former Public
Service Commissioner and Corinth resident, who is a Jack-
son attorney. Vice pTesidential nominees were: J. D. Cox,
'47, Jackson; Dr. W. B. Dribben, '29, Greenwood; W. T.
Hankins, '28, Jackson; the Reverend Garland Holloman, '34,
Clarksdale; Mrs. J. Earl Rhea, '38, Jackson, and Dr. Noel
C. Womack, '44, Jackson. The committee named Evelyn
McGahey, '40, and Mrs. J. D. Wofford (Elizabeth Ridgway),
'50, as candidates for secretary. Ballots were mailed to all
alumni whose addresses were known.
When the final ballot was received another historic
first was recorded. A total of 1,316 voted — more alumni
than had ever before joined in a single project or event
for the College.
Alumni interest and support lias been
an important factor in the progress
of the College within recent years.
Continued outstanding leadership was
assured when the Reverend Roy C.
Clark, '41, was elected president of
the Alumni Association. Here O. B.
Triplett, Jr., "24, left, 19.")7-d8 presi-
dent, wishes three of the new officers
well following their presentation to
the alumni at the Alumni Day ban-
quet on Jlay 10. Others in the picture
are, left to right, Mrs. J. D. Wofford
(Elizabeth Ridgway), "50, Dr. Noel
Womack, '44, and Clark.
Selected from the strong slate of nominees to head
the Alumni Association were Roy Clark, president; W. B.
Dribben, Garland "Bo" Holloman, and Noel Womack, vice
presidents; and Elizabeth Ridgway Wofford, secretary. They
were to take office in July.
Saturday, May 10, dawned warm and sunny and the
campus awaited the arrival of graduates and former stu-
dents for Alumni Day. Two big features, among several
others, were the reunion of the Millsaps Singers honoring
Emeritus Director Dr. Alvin Jon King- and the third annual
continuing education seminars conducted by faculty members.
Early in the day officers and Board members gathered
for two and a half hours of work, followed by the annual
Board luncheon. Registration got underway in the Union
Building at 11:30 a. m.
Other early arrivals included a large number of the
Millsaps Singers of former days who attended the eai-ly
rehearsal oi the alumni choir under "Pop's" direction Friday
night and were back at 9 a. m. for the informal coffee
and social hour and a second rehearsal session.
The cafeteria (now located in the new Union Building)
was alive with the happy sounds of greeting during the
noon hour as other alumni joined the Singers in "coming-
back home." Before the day had ended the largest attend-
ance at an alumni function in College history had been
recorded. Some came more than a thousand miles for the
The afternoon activities began at 2 p. m. with three
separate seminars held in classrooms in the Christian Center.
Again in 1958 attendance at these lectures increased. For
two engaging hours, broken by a fifteen minute coffee
period, alumni and friends of the College listened attentively
or questioned the four professoi's. Lecturers and their
subjects were Dr. Donald Caplenor and Professor Porter
Ward, "Biological Consequences of the Nuclear Experiment";
Dr. A. P. Hamilton, "How Words Came to Be"; and Dr. Ross
H. Moore, "Can Europe Unite?"
A dream came true later that afternoon. "Pop" King
directed a choir of almost 150 of his former Singers in
some of the numbers that had made the choir kno\\Ti and
respected throughout Mississippi and much of the nation.
The convocation was scheduled for out of doors in a lovely
setting in front of the Union Building, but a rainstorm
forced the Singers and their audience to move to Buie
Gymnasium. Despite the unfavorable conditions, the con-
cert thrilled those who heard it. It was an occasion to be
remembered as long as memory remains. Selections from
Sigmund Romberg by the Band and the Chapel Choir
preceded the Alumni Singers' concert.
The Alumni Day Banquet followed the convocation,
with President Finger as the featured speaker. He spoke
briefly of the hopes he had for the College and challenged
the alumni to accept their role as interpreters for their
Alma Mater. Applause was vigorous and prolonged. Presi-
dent Triplett presided during the banquet program and
presented the newly elected officers.
A high moment in the evening came when Dr. Ki.ig
was presented a beautifully engraved and framed certifi-
cate of love and appreciation signed by John Awad, '56, and
Robert L. Smith, '57, the president and business manager of
his last choir, on behalf of all former Millsaps Singers.
A standing ovation was given the beloved educator —
and many found it difficult to refrain from a tear or two.
Final event of the day was the Broadway musical
"Kismet," presented by the Millsaps Players and the De-
partment of Music. Alumni were guests of honor.
It was, indeed, a most successful day.
The Board of Directors of the Alumni .Association,
working first in committees and then in general session,
is the organization charged with the responsibility of plan-
ning and directing all alumni activity. Since its organiza-
tion in 1952 it has grown in influence and effectiveness.
The Alumni Day meeting played its part in contributing
to the strength of the current program to undergird the
College in its long- range program.
Major actions of the Board included the following: ap-
proval 01 a plan to assist in strengthening- the Millsaps
Clubs of both Methodist Conferences in the state; adoption
of a report on the status of alumni records and plans for
their expansion; approval of a recommendation for alumni
recruitment of students; and approval of a recommenda-
tion that the 1958-59 Alumni Fund goal be set at $17,500
The Reverend H. A. Gatlin,
1892-95, was present the day
the College opened for its
first session. He attended
the Homecoming meeting of
the Early Days Club in Oc-
and that solicitations start earlier than in the previous
In the interim between Alumni Day and graduation
the College recognized several alumni for their qualities
of leadership and professional competence.
Alpha Epsilon Delta selected for its first outstanding
alumnus award Dr. Noel C. Womack, '44, Jackson pediatri-
cian, whose service in his profession and beyond had been
The annual Omicron Delta Kappa alumni honors went
to Reynolds Cheney, '31, Jackson attorney, Robert Ezelle,
'35, Jackson business executive, and Dr. Raymond Martin,
'42, Jackson physician. Superior qualities of leadership
demonstrated by the trio were recognized by the invitation
The R.everend G. Eliot Jones, '40, was one of four
prominent Mississippians to be awarded an honorary degree
at Commencement exercises on June 2.
In the final days of the 1957-58 alumni year gifts
to the .Munini Fund poured in to push the total to $17,411.22,
approximately one thousand dollars ahead of the previous
fund effort and less than one hundred dollars short of the
announced goal. There were 770 alumni, six "friends"
and one corporation included in the list of donors. The
administration of 0. B. Triplett and the Fund chairmanship
of George Pickett had ended in the midst of success.
The new administration took over from President
Triplett and his officers, and organizational activity began
immediately. As his first official act, President Roy Clark
named Rubel Phillips to head the vitally important 1958-59
Alumni Fund, assuring the program of continued vigorous
Next on the agenda was the organization of the Board,
and the President, in accordance with the constitution,
appointed twelve new directors to replace the twelve re-
tiring after three years' service. New appointees were Dr.
Sam E. Ashmore, '16-'17, Jackson; Tom Boone, '56, Gulf-
port; Dudley Cully, '24, Jackson; Mrs. Walter Ely (Ruby
Blackwell, Grenada), '28, Greenville; Robert Ezelle, '35,
Jackson; Granville Hamby, '41, Grenada; Dr. Raymond
Martin, '42, Jackson; Robert Mayo, '37, Clarksdale; Mrs.
T. H. Naylor (Martha Watkins), '28, Jackson; Mrs. Dewey
Sanderson (Fannie Buck Leonard), '50, Raleigh; Mrs. James
K. Smith (Sara Kathleen Posey), '44, Jackson; and James
D. Tillman, '02, Meridian.
Other members serving during- 1958-59 are the fol-
lowing: (third year) Reynolds Cheney, '31, Jackson; Gil-
bert Cook, '08, Canton; the Reverend Claude Johnson, '49,
Coffeeville; J. M. Kennedy, '04, Bay Springs; Heber Ladner,
'29, Jackson; Dr. 0. S. Lewis, '03, Hattiesburg; Dr. Turner
Morgan, '49, Jackson; W. P. Murrah, '08, Memphis; Mrs.
D. D. Jones (Shirley Norwood), '50, Jackson; Tommy Park-
er, '54, McComb; George Pickett, '27-'30, Jackson; (second
year) Dr. Alex Baines, '35, Jackson; Howard Boone, Sr.,
'30, Jackson; J. D. Cox, '47, Jackson; Robert Crawford,
'52, Houston; Ewin Gaby, '53, Jackson; Garner Green, '98,
Jackson; A. C. Griffin, '05, Jackson; W. S. Henley, '18,
Hazlehurst; the Reverend T. W. Lewis, III, '53, Macon;
Albert Sanders, '42, West Point; and Troy Watkins, '47,
Natchez. James J. Livesay, '41, is executive director.
Informal meetings between President Clark, his fellow
officers, and the executive director late in the summer played
their part in shaping up the alumni program for the
Alumni interest in enrollment statistics in September
was high mainly because of the increase in active recruit-
ment by individual graduates and former students. Tele-
phone calls and personal visits by alumni were welcome
additions to the familiar pattern of registration and orienta-
Eai-ly in the new session increased alumni support mani-
fested itself in athletics. The annual chicken fry given
by the alumni for the football team drew the largest gi'oup
of graduates and former students since the party was
first held four years earlier. Parents, members of the
press, and faculty members joined the alumni and the team
at the Mississippi Power and Light Company lodge on the
Natchez Trace. Heber Ladner spoke to the group on "The
Value of Athletics in a Liberal Arts College." His talk
was warmly received.
By October 1 Fund Chairman Rubel Phillips and the
Alumni Fund Committee had asked 500 alumni to accept the
responsibility of class managership in the 1958-59 campaign.
Replies were in the affirmative by a large majority, al-
though some alumni failed to answer correspondence. There
followed in mid-October, mid-November, and mid-December
three appeals for contributions to the Fund mailed from
the alumni office. Class managers were to begin their
work in January.
Weakest point of the alumni program during 1958 was
club organization. With a few exceptions, most colle.ge
and university alumnors report that this is their trouble
spot, too. Without adequate staff in the field regularly,
newly formed clubs are in danger of folding up. Institu-
tions of hi.gher learning, and particularly those not sup-
ported by tax funds, find it expensive to maintain regular
contact with these groups. At a recent meeting of the
American Alumni Council in Daytona Beach, Florida, ad-
ministrators present agi'eed that their best clubs had in-
terested and vigorous local leadership.
Of nine Millsaps Clubs formed within the past five
years only three remain active. All three have been fortu-
nate to have enthusiastic leadership at the local level. The
New York City Club holds very successful biennial meet-
ings, with Vic Roby, '38, serving as organizer. An annual
meeting for the joint purpose of entertaining prospective
students and promoting fellowship among alumni is the
formula which keeps the McComb Area Club active and
During- 1958 the group taking honors for activity was
the Memphis Area Club.
Twice during the year Memphis alumni met in private
homes to discuss the College and enjoy fellowship. The
Bill Woffords, '38, were hosts for the February meeting
when new officers were elected for 1958-59. Named to
head the group were W. F. Murrah, '08, president; Jaimes
B. Kisner, '35-'37, vice president; Jim Stuckenschneider,
'44, director; and Ralph McCool, '36-'37, director. Retiring
President J. J. Valentine told the group that their efforts
on behalf of their Alma Mater would help make certain
that "its future would not be dimmed by the glory of the
In October Chapter President and Mrs. W. F. Murrah
entertained the club at a barbecue picnic supper at their
country home near Memphis.
As the tempo of campus life picked up in the fall the
alumni program moved into a period of intensified activity.
President Clark called his executive committee together
in official session and, following a dinner in the private
dining room of the Union Building, the group considered
major projects for the fall and winter months. Among
other items, the committee completed the organization of
the Board of Directors by approving the president's ap-
pointment 01 the following committees: Club Organiza-
tion, Finance, Le.gal Advisory, Membership, Programs, and
Projects. Every member of the committee was on hand
for the meeting, including Craig Castle, 0. B. Triplett,
and Dr. T. G. Ross, the three past presidents.
Bishop Marvin Franklin, chairman of the Board of
Trustees, announced the appointment of Webb Buie, '36, to
the key position of chairman of the Board's important Fi-
nance Committee. In other action affecting alumni the
Board invited Fund Chairman Rubel Phillips to meet reg-
ularly with the Finance Committee. The move was seen
by observers as another step in broadening the base of
financial support for the College.
The big day in the fall was October 25. It was Home-
coming, and what a homecoming it was! More than 400
signed the register, and there were scores of alumni who
never could interrupt their conversations to get by the reg-
istration desk. Attendance passed Alumni Day's healthy
figure for a new record.
Once again the Board of Directors came early and
worked through the noon hour to advance the growing
alumni program in support of the College. Missing from
the group were President Clark and Dr. G. L. Harrell,
honorary Board member, who were ill. In the president's
absence Noel Womack, vice president, chaired the Board
meeting and presided at the Homecoming banquet.
Actually it was a Homecoming- weekend. On Friday,
October 24, early arrivals were on hand for the annual
Freshman Day program, traditional twenty-four hour period
of fun which has taken the place of what little hazing re-
mained on the campus. The "Early Days Club," whose mem-
bership is composed of alumni who attended at least fifty
years ago, held its annual pre-Homecoming dinner Friday
evening in the cafeteria. Dr. Hamilton spoke eloquently
of yesterday and today in the history of the College, and
a round table sharing session put a perfect finishing touch
to the evening.
The students, who look forward to Homecoming as
much as the alumni, did their part in assuring the success of
the day. They worked for days on campus decorations
and floats for the afternoon parade. They served on hospi-
tality and arrangements committees. They negotiated for
hours with Mississippi College representatives in building
an attractive halftime show for the game. They cleaned
their dormitories and frat and sorority houses in anticipa-
tion of alumni visitors, and did countless other things to
help alumni and faculty committees prepare for the week-
Registration began with a rush before noon and con-
tinued brisk throughout the day.
Hig'hlights of the Homecoming program included the
announcement of the recipient of the Alumnus-of-the-Year
Award and the reunions of the ten classes and the football
teams who played under former Head Coach Tranny Lee
For two hours in the afternoon the classes of 1920,
1921, 1922, 1923, 1939, 1940, 1941, and 1942, and the honor
classes, 1934, celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary, and
1909, observing its fiftieth, enjoyed fellowship in the Union
Building. Coach Gaddy and his boys were in the M Club
Room in Buie Gymnasium. Tables were reserved for the
groups at the banquet and special recognition was given
them. The Class of 1920 had the highest percentage of
An event of great significance in the life of the Col-
lege, the formal opening of Ezelle Hall and Fae Franklin
Hall, newly completed dormitories, was scheduled for Home-
coming afternoon. From 3:30 to 5:30 p. m. alumni were
joined by friends from the city of Jackson in attending
open house in the two buildings. In Ezelle Hall Mr. and Mrs.
R. L. Ezelle, Sr., for whom the dormitory was named, re-
ceived with Dr. and Mrs. Finder. Bishop and Mrs. Franklin
and Dr. and Mrs. Noel Womack welcomed guests in Franklin
Hall, which was named in honor of Mrs. Franklin. Student
guides took visitors through the buildings.
One of the truly big moments of the year came at the
banquet when the citation naming Webb Buie, '36, as the
Alumnus-of-the-year was read by Student Body Presi-
dent Jeanine Adcock. Alumni and friends who filled the
Sarah Jones, '58, the Reverend W. B. Jones, '97, and Dr.
George Jones, '25 — three generations of Millsaps alumni.
cafeteria to capacity stood and applauded wlien Buie walked
to the speakers table to receive the award. It was the
second honor accorded the Jackson insurance executive by
the College within the space of one month.
Memories of not too many years ago were i-ecalled by
some alumni when G. C. Clark, on behalf of the football
teams of the 1932-39 era, presented former coach Gaddy
with a handsome wallet. The presentation and response
from Coach Gaddy will be long remembered.
Other features of a highly successful day were a re-
ception for Dr. A. P. Hamilton and Dr. M. C. White at
the Kappa Alpha House and the traditional game with
Mississippi College in Memorial Stadium that night. For
the record, the Majors played in Mississippi College territory
all night long, outgained and outfought their neighbors
and even scored two touchdowns which were called back.
Final score: to 0.
Big story of the year in intercollegiate relations broke
at Homecoming when it was revealed that a joint commit-
tee of Millsaps and Mississippi College alumni and admin-
istrators had worked together for months to promote the
interests of both schools. Immediate objective was the
building of attendance at the annual Majors-Choctaw grid
battle (a nominal increase in the crowd resulted). More
Important is the long range effort to awaken the citizens
of Jackson to the importance of the two colleges to the
well-being of the community and, as a natural by-product,
to gain appreciation and support that has not heretofore
High point of this pre-Homecoming cooperative project
came when the local newspapers gave editorial, news, and
sports publicity to the two institutions. The Clarion-Ledger
said editorially: "Greater Jackson, along with our entire
state, recognizes and appreciates Millsaps College and Mis-
sissippi College. Both of these splendid institutions are
powerful forces for advancing Mississippi's interests. Their
officials, alumni, students and friends have every reason
to be proud of the many contributions Millsaps and Missis-
sippi College are making year after year toward building
a finer, more progressive state and nation." A similar
editorial in the Daily News said, in part, "Cultui-ally and
educationally, Millsaps and Mississippi College have served
this area well. Both promote cultural pursuits in their
community. The educational worth of each is quickly evi-
dent from the number of leaders both colleges have pro-
Other meetings of the joint committee will be held
soon. They herald an era of increasing cooperation be-
tween the two liberal arts colleges and of growing appre-
ciation for both schools on the part of the residents of
the Jackson area.
At its homecoming meeting the Board of Directors
considered and approved a program which gave evidence
of a growing sensitivity to the needs of the College.
Plans for the immediate future include the following: the
establishment of an alumni-friends speakers bureau; the
organization of alumni committees to assist and encoura.ge
extracurricular groups on the campus; the organization and
reactivation of alumni clubs around an annual meeting to
recruit promising students for Millsaps; and the launching
of a drive to bring more Grenada and Whitworth College
alumnae into the Association.
In the spirit of cooperation and interest in the future
strength of their Alma Mater the Board offered the serv-
ices of an alumni committee to work with the newly estab-
lished Development Committee of the faculty in determin-
ing the long range goals of the College. This was one
Webb Buie, '36, center, was Millsaps' outstanding alumnus
for 1958. Dr. Finger and Dr. Womack extended congratu-
of the most significant and potentially beneficial steps
taken by the Board since its organization in 1952.
In November the College went to an alumnus to bestow
an honor and an alumnus came to the College to serve
God and minister to the needs of the student body.
Dr. A. P. Hamilton traveled to Nashville to present
a citation to Dr. C. A. Bowen, '03-'04, former editor of
church schools publications of the Methodist Church, on the
occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of his admission on
trial to the Methodist ministry. The citation read, in part,
"In recognition of his life of service to the church at large
and his contribution to the growth of his first college, as
a student and as a member of the faculty, and the organizer
of its Tatum Department of Religion, Millsaps College
today honors .... Cawthon Asbury Bowen."
The Reverend Joel McDavid accepted the invitation to
return to the campus as the platform speaker for "Days of
Spiritual Enrichment." There were those who heard his
messages who remembered his days on the campus and
recalled the Bobashela's description of him as "one of the
most popular of Millsaps' preachers, president of Christian
Council, a power in ODK and the Y cabinet." His pro-
found messages returned to the College some of the inspira-
tion and guidance he had received a few years before.
December's top alumni news centered around the Alumni
Fund. When December 31 arrived the Fund total stood
at $12,300, more than 85,000 ahead of the same time last
Major portion of the credit for the December upsurge
of Fund receipts went to the Millsaps Associates residing
in Jackson. Led by C. R. Ridgway, '35, they conducted
a personal solicitations campaign, mainly among local alum-
ni, for five-year pledges of $100 or more. More than fifty-
pledges had beeii received before January 1 arrived. Most
of the Associates who worked on the drive were alumni
of the College.
Fund Chairman Rubel Phillips met with the group in
the planning stages of the project, keeping them informed
concerning the progress of alumni giving.
The Associates, incidentally, were organized two years
ago as a statewide organization whose function is to assist
the College in interpreting- its policies and its plans to the
general public. Its membership is composed of men and
women of all denominations, some of whom are alumni.
The group works side by side with the trustees, the
faculty, the administration, the alumni, and the church in
promoting the interests of Millsaps.
At the beginning of this report the good news of
evidences of alumni acceptance of responsibility toward the
College was reported. To those alumni who, in increasing
numbers, are becoming living islands of strength for their
Alma Mater goes the heartfelt gratitude of the administra-
tion, faculty, and students. They are partners in a great
Although the fact of this trend overshadows all other
aspects of alumni relations, it is an incomplete picture.
There is still a long way to go. There are thousands of
graduates and former students whom Millsaps calls its
own who find no place in their lives for the institution
which played such an important part in their development.
These men and women are missing an unparalleled oppor-
tunity — the opportunity to enrich their lives by making
them count for Christian higher education; the opportunity
to aid in recruiting promising students, in inviting- college
representatives to clubs and churches, in forming alumni
groups in their areas, in speaking up for the College when
the occasion arises, and in keeping informed on the devel-
opments and the needs of their Alma Mater. Despite dra-
matic increases in annual giving, less than two out of every
ten Millsaps alumni give regularly to the Fund. This record
is below the national average and stands out in sharp con-
trast to the 50''c and 75'; participation obtained by some
eastern and midwestern colleges and universities.
In the words of President Harold W. Dodds of Princeton
University . . . "No independent college or university to-
day can ever hope for an indep-endent future unless those
who have benefited directly from its existence — its alumni
— are aware that this existence is in jeopardy and that
theirs is the first responsibility. There can be little incentive
for others to help if the beneficiaries themselves are not
The words of the newly dawned space age are appro-
priate here. Just as there has been a "breakthrough" to
new areas of scientific experimentation by the launching
of the satellites, so must there be a breakthrough in the
area of alumni support of the private colleges and univer-
sities — if the alternative of eventual state control is to
An internationally renowned
alumna, authoress Cid
Ricketts Sumner, "09, visited
the campus during 1958.
be avoided. The alumnus who moves through his years in
college and disappears after his final day on the campus
never to be heard from again is, unfortunately, in the
majority today. If independent colleges are to survive the
immediate years ahead this picture must change — rapidly.
The officers, directors, and fund officials of the Alumni
Association, and an encouraging number of individual
alumni, are working arduously to bring about this trans-
formation. Perhaps 1959 will see the beginning of this
breakthrough among Millsaps College alumni.
The Financial Picture
From the standpoint of financial assistance 1958 was
a good year for Millsaps College when compai'ed to previous
years. When viewed in the light of future plans, op-
pox'tunities, and minimum needs it was just a beginning.
The President's Report, mailed to alumni and others
of the College constituency, told of a record amount re-
ceived from the Methodist Church and alumni during the
fiscal year ending July 1, 1958. It listed the gifts received
through the Mississippi Foundation of Independent Col-
leges, now in its second year of existence. This total, too,
was higher than the previous years. Direct grants from
corporations and contributions from friends completed the
gifts picture. Giving was on the increase but fell short of
goals which must be reached — and soon.
Endo-wment, charges made to the students, and miscel-
laneous sources such as rentals and the University Center
brought in additional revenue to meet the $706,699 budget.
The president reported another year of operation without
An incomplete report on December 31 showed some
progress in gift support during the second half of 1958.
Alumni giving was well ahead of the figure for December
31, 1957. A total of 812,300 was on hand. Church support
totaled $30,379.05 and was expected to reach 3121,000 as
the various churches meet their budgets late in the year.
Corporation and business gifts were lagging with $2,750
given by such firms as the Texas Company, General Motors,
the Household Finance Corporation, and Seale-Lily, but
officials expected the total to exceed last year's figure of
approximately 810,000. There was no report from the Mis-
sissippi Foundation of Independent Colleges.
Across the nation during 1958 colleges and university
administrators were faced with reduced return on the in-
vestment of endo\\nnent funds. This is the continuation of
a trend which began a few years ago. Millsaps College,
along- with its sister institutions, must find sources of fi-
nancial support to make vip for this harsh economic fact
In a move to bring charges to students more in line
with the cost of services rendered, the College increased its
fees by $50 beginning in September. This closed the gap
between what it costs to educate a student and what he
pays. At Millsaps, as in like institutions, he still pays less
than half the bill. The increase played its part in making
up for rising costs and shrinking endowment returns. Other
steps must be taken, however, to offset losses and meet
the demands and opportunities of tomorrow.
The interested alumnus (and let us hope that there
is no other variety) will ask at this point, "What sources
of support are available to the College which haven't al-
Without the professor, the classroom is meaningless. To
maintain an excellent faculty the College must have alumni
ready reached their full potential?" There are several, and
they are listed below and briefly evaluated.
The Alumni, more than six thousand of known address
now and that many more yet to be found, stand out as the
largest and potentially the most promising source of sup-
port. Their gifts repeated annually can become a living
endowment large enough to equal the income from $2,000,000
of endowment funds.
Wliile 777 alumni, less than 15% of the total solicited,
giving §17,411 is not bad for the second year of the Alumni
Fund, it must be looked upon as far short of the ultimate
goal. It is inconceivable that less than two out of every
ten g'raduates and former students recognize the responsi-
bilities of partnership with their Alma Mater in as great
an enterprise as Christian higher education. Within three
years 357p of the alumni body should be giving $50,000.
That is the great need of the College and the great chal-
lenge and opportunity before the alumni.
The Methodist Church in Mississippi since 1952 has
rallied to the support of Millsaps College in a dramatic
fashion. From approximately $10,000 given during the 1951-
52 session to an anticipated $121,000 during the 1958-59 ses-
sion is a magnificent increase. There is still untapped
.potential in the area of church support, however. If the
goal of $1.00 per member is reached, the College can expect
an annual income fi'om Mississippi Methodists of approxi-
mately $200,000. Toward this end Bishop Marvin Franklin,
hundreds of ministers, and thousands of laymen are working.
The Mississippi Foundation for Independent Colleges,
grovidng in influence and effectiveness, can reach segments
of industry and business which would be forced to pass up
appeals of individual colleges. The convenience and economy
of making one gift which will be shared by the state's four
accredited independent institutions is attractive to these
organizations. Firms in the state and across the nation are
responding to the idea, and C. W. Whitney, the newly ap-
pointed executive director of the Foundation, is work-
ing to bring the same success to the Mississippi organiza-
tion that has been enjoyed by like organizations in other
The 813,050.83 realized by Millsaps College during the
1957-58 school year through gifts to the Foundation should
grow to many times that amount as the work of the Founda-
tion continues. Whitney predicts that three times the 1957-
58 total will be received during the current school year.
Wills and bequests should become a major source of
income. It could come from both alumni and friends. Ii
could be inspired by alumni initiative. Potential benefactors
must be shown that there is no more enduring and noble
cause than Christian higher education.
Actually, little has been done in this area. During the
summer a substantial sum came to the College through the
friendship and loyalty of Miss Daisy Lester, '47, who passed
away last year. Miss Lester's will specified that Millsaps
College would receive several thousand dollars. This was
the only support received during the calendar year from
wills and bequests.
Corporations, foundations, and individual benefactors not
solicited by the Mississippi Foundation for Independent Col-
leges must be considered at the same time an excellent
source for new funds and one requiring careful cultivation.
Along with an increase in understanding of the plight
of the nation's independent colleges and universities on the
part of business and the foundations has come a willingness
and a desire to help. This determination to assist has taken
many forms and the variety of plans can be expected to
Millsaps College is receiving annual gifts from such
organizations as the Texas Company, the Esso Education
Foundation, U. S. Steel, and others. Both the size of the
gift and the number of donors in this category could be
considerably larger. A few gifts have been received by
the College through the Corporate Alumnus Program in-
augurated in 1955 by the General Electric Company and
adopted by almost one hundred firms since that time. Alumni
giving is the key factor in the plan. Cei'tain organizations
will match the gifts of their employees to the College up
to $1,000. The list of firms who have adopted this program
is growing rapidly.
As time goes on the competition for direct grants from
corporations and foundations will increase. Not only is
there competition from other colleges and universities, but
the health service groups and other philanthropic causes
are renewing theii- efforts to obtain a portion of the in-
creasing amount being made available by these organiza-
If there is bidding on the open market for the aid,
then it is logical to assume that a statement of need alone
is not enough to inspire the donor's interest. The college
should have a clearly defined purpose, and educational and
administrative goals should shape and direct expansion plans.
A thoroughly prepared case is a must.
Millsaps College has made some commendable begin-
nings, in this field. "The Statement of Purpose," prepared
in 1956 after two years' study, and the self-study and subse-
quent analysis by the Southern Association of Colleges
scheduled for 1959 are exactly what corporations and founda-
tions seek. The Development Committee of the faculty is
doing its part to determine long range goals.
Although the days of the Vanderbilt and Duke gifts
to higher education have disappeared with the rapid dis-
appeai'ance of the vast fortunes, there are still many individ-
uals who for various reasons can be interested in giving
substantial sums to colleges and universities. Perhaps
you're the person to find these potential donors.
The Memorial Book Fund, established last year to obtain
money for the purchase of books for the library, has been
overlooked by alumni and friends. Perhaps the reason is
inadequate publicity. During the 1957-58 session only ten
gifts were received. Since July 1 the rate of receipt has
not improved substantially.
Persons wishing to memorialize a friend, relative, or
alumnus \\all find the Memorial Book Plan ideal. Their
checks made payable to Millsaps College Memorial Book
Fund will be used by the Library Committee to purchase
much-needed books. The name of the person in whose mem-
oiy the gift is made will be printed on appropriate bouk
plates and placed in the new books purchased. Gifts made
to the Book Fund by alumni (and friends who desire it)
will be credited to the Alumni Fund.
The Million for Millsaps money is still coming in. On
December 31 an unpaid balance of 8216,930.75 remained on
pledges of approximately SI, 100, COO. Some of this will be
lost, but the Methodist Churcli and the College will continue
efforts to obtain as much of the remaining balance as is
Recent moves by the state and federal governments
affecting Millsaps and other privately supported institu-
tions may well point up the seriousness of the crisis in
In October Governor J. P. Coleman, of the state of
Mississippi, appointed a ten-man committee of educators
and business leaders "to find ways by which the state can
assist privately owned colleges in the state." Financial
troubles besetting private colleges because of sharp rises
in operating costs was listed as a reason for the move.
Dr. Finger was asked to serve on the committee.
Talk of every college campus this fall was the an-
nouncement by the federal government of the one billion
dollar National Defense Education Act of 1958. Title II
of the multipurpose act concerns institutions of higher
Capable students who need financial assistance will be
able to borrow up to $1,000 to cover the cost of tuition
George Pickett, '27-'30, and O. B. Triplett, Jr., '24, read the
good news of record giving to the Alumni Fund during the
1957-58 College year.
fees, room and board, and academic supplies. The govern-
ment will furnish up to eight-ninths of the money and the
institution must supply the rest. Desirable repayment and
interest stipulations make administrators feel that students,
for so long reluctant to borrow money to attend college,
will rush to the loan office on the campus.
Mississippi will receive $08,000 the first year, to be
divided among its colleges and universities.
More of this type aid — ^most of it in a form far less de-
sirable to the supporters of a diversified system of higher
education — will be forthcoming- if definite steps are not
taken to change the picture.
These steps include tremendous increase in support of
the nation's independent colleges and universities by busi-
ness and industry, the foundations, the churches, and friends
— with the alumni leading the way.
The race between voluntary giving and federal subsidy
of higher education has begun. If philanthropy will not
provide the funds so vitally needed, government will.
Who will alter the shades of the future?
Success and Difficulty
The year 1958 in athletics was a successful year al-
though it was a period in which victories were few and
far between. It was also a year in which the College took
steps to strengthen its position in intercollegiate competi-
tion — within the framewoi-k of complete amateurism.
To be sure, no member of the Millsaps community,
on or off campus, welcomed the increasing difficulty its
athletic squads were experiencing in winning games. Since
the object of intercollegiate competition is to win as many
as you can, that's the objective of the men who wear the
purple and white and those who support them.
Losing streaks notwithstanding, the year 1958 was
still a successful year in athletics at Millsaps College. The
athletic program continued to be carried on according to
the principals of amateurism. There was no discrimination
for or against athletes in the matter of the awarding of
the few financial assistance scholarships offered by the
College. Athletes whose financial situation was sufficiently
serious received no more and no less than the average
student who did not participate in athletics and who had
a financial problem. There was no financing of college
expenses by anonymous donors whose "donations to worthy
students" always seemed to go to athletes, most of the
time independent of college control.
Scholarship took precedence over athletic performance
— frequently at the expense of overall team efficiency.
The first sti-ing quarterback, carrying 19 hours and two
labs, missed football practice one afternoon a week and
reported at 4 p-. m. on two other practice days. The
basketball squad's high scorer missed an important road
trip because he felt that his grades "couldn't stand the loss
of time." There were numerous other incidents of a similar
Throughout the athletic seasons the development of the
men on the practice field or court and in the contests
was the central idea — and not the compilation of a string
There are those who say that absolute amateurism in
intercollegiate athletics is "a dead duck." They favor at
least partial grants-in-aid and feel that Millsaps could
find athletes who are "B" students or above who need
help and arrange special financial considerations for them.
Another attitude expressed by some is that the College
should abandon intercollegiate athletics and strengthen and
expand its intramural program. They point to Emory
University, the University of Chicago, and others as ex-
amples of the success of this policy.
A few have expressed the belief that the public de-
mands a winning team and that it is bad public relations
to continue to field athletic squads that lose the majority
of their games. This group is split in its feeling about
the best course. Some want intramurals exclusively, others
favor a drive to subsidize.
The great majority of the athletic-minded alumni, how-
eve)', support the College in its current efforts to strengthen
the present intercollegiate athletic program by building the
coaching staff and by more active recruitment of athletes
who play for "the love of the game." They are eager for
a better record, remembering the athletic accomplishments
of the Majors of the past.
Since last spring the administration has moved to re-
vamp the coaching staff. Athletic Director C. M. (Sammy)
Bartling is devoting full time to his administrative re-
sponsibilities in guiding both the intercollegiate and intra-
mural athletic program. Replacing him as head football
and baseball coach is Marvin G. (Erm) Smith, who assisted
Bartling in football and coached basketball. Working with
Smith in footl)all are Ray Lee, who formerly coached at
Liberty, and Paul Whiteside, who was on the coaching staff
at Greenwood. Lee and Whiteside will help with coaching
duties on a part-time basis. They are enrolled as premedical
students. Replacing Smith as basketball coach is Jim Ray,
former Mississippi State basketball standout, who divides
his duties between his insurance business and the team.
A quick rundown of the reults of athletic campaigning
in 1958 follows.
When March 1 arrived the final results of the 1957-58
basketball season were in. It was the same story. Without
exception every opponent faced by the Majors had a
decided height advantage. With one or two exceptions
every opponent utilized some form of subsidization. The
season's record — 4 wins against 11 losses. William Carey,
Hendrix, and Belhaven were on the Purple & White victory
list. Two city auditorium games with the Choctaws found
the Majors seven points shy in both encounters.
The baseball story was more of the same. Lack of
depth in the pitching- staff and the absence of a first
line catcher hurt the Millsaps cause. Coach Erm Smith's
squad showed plenty of hustle and spirit but were out-
manned and out-gunned in most games by scholarship teams
well supplied with reserves. Four wins out of an eighteen
game schedule were all the Majors could muster.
When the football players arrived on September 1 for
the second year of pre-school workouts, hopes were high
for a good season. In all, more than 45 men reported for
practice sessions. Again spirit was high and effort and
hustle was all that could be desired. A new and augmented
coaching staff was on hand to give closer direction. After
an eai-ly-season victory over Howard the remainder of the
year was not all that could have been desired. The Home-
coming game with Mississippi College belonged to the
Majors, but two touchdowns called back left the score
to 0. Except for one brief offensive thrust by the Choctaws,
the entire game was played inside the Mississippi College
forty yard line. Sewanee, riding the crest of a leadership
scholarship wave, handed Millsaps its worst defeat — 40 to 0.
Again it was lack of reserve strength that hurt. The
Majors ended the season with 29 men on the squad. It
was next to impossible to schedule games with colleges
adhering strictly to the code of absolute amateurism.
Basketball, under new head coach Jim Ray's guidance,
got underway again in December. Twenty-one men re-
ported for practice and only four measured over six feet
tall. The tallest man, a former football player, was 6' 4"
and had seen little previous action in basketball. Two others
were 6' 2" and one was 6' 1". Among the eight first string-
ers only one is over six feet tall. At this writing the Majors,
despite heroic efforts, have but two victories over Belhaven
to their credit.
Faced with the responsibility of weighing values and
deciding upon what is essential and what is less important
in the life of the College, the administration has called for
a renewed emphasis upon the policy of amateurism in inter-
In addition to the changes in the coaching staff, the
re-emphasis has brought other changes in campus attitudes.
The assistance of the faculty has been enlisted in finding
ways to strengthen the progi'am of non-subsidization. Fac-
ulty reponse has been encouraging. Student groups have
offered their aid in building the program, hopeful that
on-campus interest would furnish part of the answer. More
active recruitment by the athletic director's staff, including
regular visits to high schools and homes of prospective
students interested in amateur athletics, has already been
inaugurated. Effort will be made to schedule games with
schools adhering to the policy of complete amateurism, but
that is becoming increasingly difficult.
A key factor in the effort to build the intercollegiate
athletic program is alumni support. Words from the
alumnus to a bright young athlete in the local high school
on the superior education and pressure-free athletic ex-
perience available at Millsaps would do more to secure
.g'ood athletes than any other contact that could be made.
It is to be hoped that the alumnus who reads this portion
of the article will act upon this suggestion.
Meanwhile, the administration, the trustees, the faculty,
and the students will be doing their best, against increasing
odds, to prove that intercollegiate athletics conducted on
a non-subsidized basis can survive the perils of present
The Campus Alive
Partly as a result of the expanding program of the
College in the area of public relations (involving the effort
of many people) and partly because of the facilities pi"o-
vided by the 82,000,000 spent on construction and expansion
within recent years, 1958 was the biggest "hospitality year"
in Millsaps history.
More meetings were held on campus by more people
who had never seen the College before than anyone remem-
bers. An estimated 20,000 men, women, and children visited
Of great importance was the large increase in the
number of alumni coming back to attend Alumni Day,
Homecoming, Commencement and Founders Day and to
assist in the High School Day program. In all, more
than 1,000 graduates and former students spent time on
the campus — including those who came back individually
between special events.
Church groups, both local and Area-wide, were on
the campus in greater numbers than ever before. Size of I
the meetings ranged from a local MYF council meeting j
of six persons to more than 600 teen-agers and their adult
High School Day broke all attendance records.
counselors who attended the Assembly of the Mississippi
MYF Conference in June. Conference committees and com-
missions, WSCS groups, and the Children's Workers As-
sembly were among; the church organizations meeting on
the campus. Particularly pleasing to college officials was
the increase in use of the cafeteria for dinner meetings by
The Board of Trustees held regular spring and fall
meetings in the Millsaps Room of the Library. Among the
special meetings called was the historic March meeting
in which it stated the policy of the College concerning ad-
missions and supported the president in his stand. Com-
mittees of the Board met at other times during the year.
The Board of Trustees, as the policy-making body re-
sponsible for the operation of the College, is continuing
to discharge its duties with care and efficiency.
Two meetings of the Millsaps Associates, friends and
alumni who work with the administration, the trustees,
and the Alumni Association, in promoting the welfare of
the College, met twice on the campus. Members live in
all sections of the state and are a "grass roots" opinion-
Members of a vital segment of the College constituency,
the parents, were invited to the campus for two special
programs. In August and in September, a new "parent
orientation" series planned to acquaint parents of new
students with the purposes, program, and services of the
College brought excellent response. Then in October the
annual Parents' Day Program was held and attendance
was up both in number and in the percentage of parents
attending. Closer cooperation between the College and
parents of students is the goal of the two programs.
In November the Jackson Chamber of Commerce
sponsored a Business-Education Day meeting at the College.
It was the most significant and potentially beneficial new
meeting on the campus during 1958. One hundred and
fifty of the city's leading business and professional men
had lunch and heard Dr. Finger, Student Body President
Max Miller and coed Mia Aurbakken speak on Christian
higher education and Millsaps College. Later they toured
the campus with student guides. For many it was the
first opportunity they had had to see Millsaps for them-
selves. Reaction was enthusiastic and the visitors left the
campus impressed with what they had seen and influenced
by what they had heard.
In addition to the major hospitality events described
above, Millsaps was host to dozens of other meetings, din-
ners, banquets, and programs.
The largest event to be held at the College was the
State Band Festival, the week-long contest which brought
more than 10,000 persons to the campus — most of them
students between the ages of 13 and 19. The recruitment
value of this program is obvious. Held during a portion
of the spring holidays in April, the festival grows each
Another event which served the College as well as
the group accommodated was the meal and program provided
for the Chamber of Commerce's annual 4-H Club Roundup.
From 250 to 300 youth and adults ate in the cafeteria and
strolled across the campus to the -Christian Center audi-
torium, where the College presented a brief program.
Furnishing space, living accommodations, and resource
persons from the faculty, Millsaps College cooperates with
various social agencies in staging the annual Summer School
of Alcohol Studies each August. Interested persons fx-om
across the state enroll in the school, which has been de-
scribed as one of the finest of its kind in the nation.
The Andrew Jackson Council of the Boy Scouts of
America held a dinner, a court of honor, and a training
session on the campus. Scores of the state's young musicians
competed in the State Piano Festival in April held in the
Christian Center. During the same month the Inter-Faith
Conference on Pastoral Care and Counseling met in several
of the College buildings.
In June the Rainbow Girls attended a religious service
in the Christian Center auditorium and the State PT.A. held
A civil defense group and the Mississippi Golf .Associa-
tion held meetings on the campus in July.
Among September's meetings was an educational pro-
gram sponsored by two local newspapers for 250 of its
November's agenda included the Jackson Opera Guild
rehearsal of its fall presentation held in the Christian
It was, indeed, "a campus alive" when the academic
and extracurricular program of the College and the activities
of the University Center night classes are counted along
with the "outside" events.
To many who remember only an occasional "town"
group meeting on the campus, the use of facilities by so
many off -campus organizations may seem unnecessary.
Others may see in it an opportunity to educate large seg-
ments of the public regarding the real value of the College
to the city and state.
In any event, Millsaps, with its new facilities, has enter-
ed a new era of service to the community, and particularly
to its educational and religious segments.
The weather was ideal on Parents Day.
Major Research Projects Undertaken
at Millsaps College During 1958
Agrarianism in Mississippi, 1871-1900, James S. Ferguson
Correlation of Scores on Intelligence Tests with Academic
Success at Millsaps College, Russell Levanway.
Nonintellectual Factors in Academic Success of Students
at Millsaps College, Russell Levanway.
Chemical Analysis of the Water Supplies from Localities
in Each of the Eleven Water Bearing Horizons of Missis-
sippi, Joseph B. Price and Richard R. Priddy.
Are Mississippi Coasts Rising or Sinking? Richard R. Priddy.
The Chemical Constitution of Mississippi Sound Sediments,
Joseph B. Price.
Colorimetric Determinations of Nitrite and Nitrate Nitrogen
in Brackish Coastal Waters, Joseph B. Price and Richard
Geochemical Investigation of Mississippi Sound, Richard R.
The Physical Behavior of Mississippi Sound Flocculant Sedi-
ments, Science Department.
Short-range (Tidal) Changes in the Mississippi Sound,
Richard R. Priddy.
Rapid Volumetric Determinations of Calcium and Magnesium
in Brackish Coastal Waters, Joseph B. Price, Richard R.
Taxation of Mississippi Industry, A Revision of a 1946 Study,
Lee's Confidential Dispatches to Jefferson Davis, Grady Mc-
Life of Braxton Bragg, Grady McWhiney.
PUBLIC AND SOCIAL WELFARE
Characteristics of Families Formerly Receiving Aid to De-
pendent Children, Mississippi Children's Code Commission
along with the Department of Public Welfare and six senior
colleges: Millsaps College, Mississippi College, Mississippi
State College for Women, Delta State Teacher's College,
Mississippi State University, and the University of Mis-
Applications of the North-Hatt Occupational Rating Scale
to Certain Problems in Industrial Sociology, a study to de-
termine the extent of the concensus of opinion in com-
munities of prestige occupations (particularly relating to
"white collar" jobs), Department of Sociology.
An Analysis of Fantasy: Applications of Thematic Appercep-
tion Procedure to the Study of Attitudes Toward the Use
of Beverage Alcohol, George L. Maddox, Audrey Jennings.
Occupational Choice: A Comparative Study of Pre-medical
and Pre-ministerial Students, a study to determine whether
or not occupational mobility is related to intensification of
verbalized aggression toward women and negroes as occupa-
tional sub-groups. George L. Maddox, Allen Bugg, and
A Study of Occupational Involvement, an exploratory study
as to reasons students chose the ministry as an occupation
— the people who influenced them, experiences that in-
fluenced, etc. Department of Sociology.
Official Report of The 1957-58 Alumni Fund
Fund Year Closed June 30, 1958
Chairman, 19r)7-58 Fund
O. B. TRII'LETT, Jr., President 1957-58
Millsaps College Alumni Association
For the second consecutive year Millsaps College alumni have broken all previous records of annual
giving' to the College. The 1957-58 Alumni Fund total was $17,411.22, topping the 1956-57 Fund results
by almost $1,000. Fund Chairman George Pickett's leadership and his personal time and effort when
the need was greatest furnished inspiration for everyone who worked to make the Fund a success. Co-
ordinating alumni efiorts in cooperation with Mr. Pickett was 0. B. Triplett, Jr., conscientious and cap-
able Alumni Association president. Again this past year, a big difference was the class man-
ager who took the time to write his classmates inviting them to give to what he believed to be a
supremely important cause.
To all who worked and gave to the Fund for the strengthening of Millsaps College and Christian
higher education goes the gratitude of the faculty, the administration, the trustees, the students, and
the Alumni Association officers and boai'd members.
SUMMARY OF 1957-58 ALUMNI FUND
Total Subscribed ^ - .$17,411.22 General Contributions 717
Number of Contributors
Percentage of Alumni Giving
Average Gift _ _
Major Investors 53
Corporate Alumnus Program 1
THE TOP TEN CLASSES
1954 - - -39
1947 - -.-
..- .- 515.00
„ -— 481.00
Report of Giving .
No. in class*
■ 358 50 ■
*Includes those who enrolled with class but did not
OFFICIAL LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS TO THE
1957-58 ALUMNI FUND
Persons whose names are marked with an asterisk are members of the
Major Investors Club. They gave $100 or above.
Clifton, Percy L.. '98
Green. Garner W., '93
Harrell, George L.. '99*
Spragins, Hal S., '92
Swearingen, Mrs. G. C.
'90 (Anne Buckley)
Baker, William J
Guice, Norman C.
Lemly, lliomas M
Rew, Charles R.
Cooper. M. W.
Morris, Joe H.
Peets, Randolph, Sr,
Smith, Fred B.»
Thomas, Willi.am N.
Honeycutt, J. B.
Howard, Rosa Bonheur
Jolly. R. I.
Duren, W. L.
Scott. Mrs. Mary
Tillman, James D.
Scott, Frank T.
White, Martin L,
Wroten, J. D., Sr.
Lewis, 0. S.
Hart, S. C*
Kennedy, James Madison
Wasson, Lovick P.
Welch, Benton Z.
Griffin, Aubrey C.
McGee, James Clyde*
Lewis, Mrs. O. S.
(Evelvn Stevens Cook)
Neill, John L.
Applewhite, C. C.
Bowen, C. A.
Loch, John William
McKee. J. A.
Neill, C. L.*
Neill, Mrs. C. L.*
Ridgway, Mrs. C. R., Sr.*
Rogers, A. L.*
Applewhite. Mrs. W. R.
Cooper. T. M.
Greaves, J. M.
Summer, Eckford L.
Wroten. Mrs. J. D.. Sr.
(Birdie Gray Steen)
Baley, Sallie W.
Clark, C. C.
Henry. Robert T.
Hillman. E. L.
Roberts. Ramsey W.
Cook. Lewis H.
Dorroh. Mrs. J. D.
Hollis. Mrs. P. M.
Moody, Mrs. L. W.
O'Donnell, William M.
Wasson. J. C.
Cook, Gilbert. Sr.*
Murrah, W. F.
Stiles, Mrs. Bert W.
Alford, Jason A.
Allen, Mrs. Ward
Applewhit?, W. R.
Brooks, J. H.
Noble, James Franklin
Witt. Basil Franklin
Branstetter. Otie G.
Craig, R. Burdette
Harwell. Mrs. E. A.
Moore. R. G.*
Morgan, D. B.*
Morgan. Mrs. D. B.*
White. D. M.*
Everett. C. H.
Feibelman, Julian B.
Henley, W. S.
Kirkpatrick. Mrs. A.
Shipman, J. S.
Toles. William E.
Campbell. Alexander B.*
Churchwell. W. C.
Crisler. John Wesley
Frizell, Henry Marvin
Guinn, Jesse Mark
Heidelberg. Henry Grady
Johnson. J. Gann
Pullen. William. Jr.
Hays. Mrs. Edith B.
Ashmore, Sam E.'
Harmon, Alexander P.
Howorth, C. G,
Lamb. R. Bays
Edwards, Boyd C.
Ervin, Eugene McGee
Goodman. Mrs. W. F.
Harrell. Robert F.
Page, Mrs. L. J.
Sullivan, C. C.
Collins. Henry B.
Abnev. Joe Bland
Addkison, W. E.
Boatner, E. B.
Howorth. Joseph M.
Lee, Mrs. Walter R.
McNeil, Daniel F.
Moore. Ross H.
Villee, Horace L.
Ballard. Francis E.
Boatner. Mrs. E. B.
Booth. R. B.
Campbell, James W.
CouIIet. Mrs. Armand
Dailey. Mrs. Louis I.
(Thelma Davis Alford)
Hunt, Bolfe Lanier
Knoblock. Hermes H.
Moore. Mrs. Ross H.
Poole. David William
Pugh. Mrs. Joe
Triplett. Oliver B.*
Burrow, Mrs. J. C.
(Maggie May Jones)
Calhoun, Frank A.
Campbell. Mrs. James W.
( Evelyn Flowers)
Geraghty. Mrs. James
Jones. George H.
Lorance, Mrs. C. W,
(Pattie Mae Elkins)
Martin, Fred L.
Naylor. T. H.
Warren, John S.
Harnett, Mrs. Ross*
Baxter, James E.
Bealle, W. A.
Bishop, Mrs. Morgan
(Lucie Mae McMullan)
Chapman. Mrs. C. M.
Nelson. Chester F.
Pickett, R. T., Jr.
Vaughan, H. W. F.
Vaughan. F. W.
Webb, James Harold
Branton, R. R.*
Campbell, Mrs. R. W.
Carr, Mrs. Joe
(Ellen Cooper Smith)
Coker, Joe W.*
French, Arden O.
Guion, Mrs. Maurine
Jones. M. D.
Lowther. Amanda Lane
Sharp, Eron M.
Whitehead, E. G., Jr.
Whitehead, E. G.. Jr.
Anderson, Mrs. A. K.
Beacham, A. V.*
Blount, R. E.*
Bolton, Eldon L.
Hankins, William T.
Horton, Mrs. Oze
Kendrick, L. S.
Larche, Mrs. T. F.
(Mary Ellen Wilcox)
Naylor, Mrs. T. H.
Peevev, M. A.
Riley. Solon F.*
Robinson. Geo. Oscar
Tatum. William W.
Wharton, V. L.
Whitten. E. B.
Armistead, George R.
Blount. Mrs. R. E.*
Branton, Mrs. R. R.*
Brooks, O. Levon
Coltharp. Charles D.
Dribben, W. B.
Farmer. John A.
Ford, Mrs. Evon
Grisham. Mrs. Roy
Maw, Mrs. J. H.
Moore. Mrs. W. Powers
(Dessie Clark Loflinl
Scott. Theodore K.
Shows, Collins G.
Alford, J. W,
Barksdale, William E.
Boone, Howard E.
Carmichael, William D.
Cavalier, Mrs. Harrv N.
(Helen Grace Welch)
Clark, Mrs. Ruth Greer
Countiss, Eugene H.*
DeHority. Mrs. W. D.
( Lois Mann)
Graham, Fred M.
Hager. Mrs. J. H.
Hinds, Mrs. Stanley
Jones, Ransom Gary
Kolb. Mrs. Philip
( Warrene Ramsey)
Murry. Mary Miller
Ricketts, Mrs. Barron
( Leone Shotwell I
Smith, Ruth Pickett
Travis, Ira A.
Clifton. Mrs. Percy L.
Knapp. Mary Bowen
Lewis, J. Howard
Love, Mrs. J. S., Jr.*
(Jo Ellis Buiei
Maynor. Robert C.
Peevey, Mrs. M. A.
Pickett, George B.*
Sharp. Wyatt Duncan
Shearer, John B.
Twitchell. Martell H.
Wasson. Locket Alton
Young, Annie Mae
Cameron, Mrs. J. H.
Khayat. Edward A.
Massengill. Mrs. Robert
( Virginia Youngblood)
Watson, Mrs. H. E.
Williams. Mrs. Burt
Barksdale. Mrs. Wm. E.
(Mary Eleanor Alford)
Boone, Norman U.
Cheney, Mrs. Reynolds
(Winifred Green i
Faust, Mrs. T. D., Jr.
Guess, James A.
Kees. Mrs. Wylie V.*
(Mary Sue Burnham)
Lewis, Floyd O.
Lindsey, J. Allen
O'Neil, James W.
Pickett, Mrs. R. T.
(Mary E. Chisholm)
Varner. Henry B.
Watkins. Henry V.. Jr.*
Weir, Mrs. Kathryn H.
( Kathryn Herbert i
Brumfield. D. C.
Heard, Franklin C.
Hozendorf, C. Ray
Jenkins, Mrs. Marks W.
( Daree Winstead)
Kimball, J. T.
Lane, Mrs. Rabian
McDonnell. Mrs. Alice W.
Maxwell. Mrs. Edith C.
Moore, Basil E.
Morehead, Mrs. Arthur
Rogers, Arthur L., Jr.
Tremaine. William. Jr.
Baines. Thomas A.*
Boswell, Thomas S.
Brown. Charles E.
Caraway, W. J.*
Caraway, Mrs. W. J.*
(Catherine J. Ross)
Carlson, Mrs. Albsrta L.
Hardin, Paul D.
Hinkle, Mrs. Henry
Jones, Mrs. Ayrlene
Jones, W. C.
McDonnell. Thomas F.
Mans ell. Marion E.
Maynor, Mrs. Robert C.
Moreton. Robert D.
Ridgway. Charles R.*
Vance, James T.
Vance. Mrs. James T.
Allen. Henry V.. Jr.*
Buie. Mrs. Webb*
(Ora Lee Graves)
Chadwick. Mrs. Chas. W.
(Evelvn E. Clark)
Dodge. Mrs. H. C.
(Annie Frances Hinds)
Dunn. Read Patton
Ezelle, Robert L.. Jr.
Hederman, Mrs. Tom
Hinson, J. Noel
Hubbard. Mrs. R. C.
Maxted, Aubrey C.
Minor, Alton F.
Pickett, Joseph C.
Ross. Thomas G.*
Sturgeon, P. K.
Tynes, Mrs. Gycelle
(Dorothy Co wen)
Brandes. Mrs. Paul
(Melba Sherman )
Breeland. Bradford B.
Davis, Mendell M.
Eaton. Mrs. E. D.
Ferguson, James S.
Finger. H. E.. Jr.*
Guess, Mrs. Joe
Keen, Mrs. Buck
Mavo, Robert M.
Miller. Mrs. William P.
(Elizabeth M. Pickett)
Norton, Mrs. W. L.*
(Martha Le? Newell)
Redus. J. Frank, Jr.
Ruff, Sam Joe
Tatum, A. T.
Turner, Mrs. G. C.
Voorhees, Mrs. George R.
Adams, M. F.
Brown, Mrs. Charles E.
(Marv Rebecca Taylor)
Clark, G. C.
Clark. Leonard E.
Conner. James S.
Curtis, Mrs. G. W.
(Sara E. Gordon)
Edgar, Mrs. R. T.
(Annie K. Dement)
Harvey, Wirt Turner
Jones, Mrs. Ransom Gary
(Jessie Vic Russell)
Lewis, Dewitt T.
Murray, William Richard
Norton. W. L.*
Rhea, Mrs. J. Earl*
Rogers, Lee, Jr.
Varner, Carroll H.
Bizzell, William H.
Bush. Fred J.
Carrawav. Mrs. Joe
(Edvthe W. Castle)
Cook. Gilbert. Jr.
Crouch, Mrs. William L.
Ivy, Robert A.
Landrum, Hugh B.
McClinton. Mrs. Raymond
Mitchell. Mrs. Lottie
Morris, Mrs. Howard*
O'Connor. Mrs. Donald
(Ollie Mae Gray)
Patton, George E.*
Price, Milton E.
Sheffield. Paul R.
Stewart. Mrs. Dudley
(Jane Hvde West)
Tucker. A. T.
Askew, Mary K.
Bartsch, Mrs. Ralph
( Martha F. Connor)
Beacham, L. Lamar
Cook. Mrs. Gilbert, Jr.
Field. Mrs. J. P.
Flannes, Mrs. Alvin
(Sara Nell Rhymes)
Hudson, J. Manning*
Jones, George E.
Kersh. Henrv Grady, Jr.
McCIintock, Mrs. Wm. R.
Pate. Mrs. Henrv P.
Ricks, Henrv C. Jr.
Ridgway, W. B.
Sanford. Mrs. G. O.
(Bessie H. M'-Cafferty)
Sheffield. Mrs. Paul R.
Snelgrove, Mrs. A. G.
Trimble, Mrs. Celia B.
Vandiver, Joseph P.
Vau'-lain. Mrs. S. M.
( Edwina Flowers)
Beard, Walter G.
Brooks, Joseph H.
Cavett, James R.. Jr.
Cavin, Elizabeth L.
Clark, Roy C.
Crouch, William L.
Field. J. P.
Forten berry. Eugene T.
Gabbert, Mrs. J. Magee
Ghason, Mrs. Gerald W.
Hamby, Thomas G.
Hamby. Mrs. Thomas G.
Holyfield, Thomas K.
Humphries, Joseph T.
Kent, Mrs. J. H.
(Mary Alyce Moore)
Livesay, James J.
McDavid, Joel D.
Michel, Calvin J.
Murry, C. M.
Nail, Nelson R.
Ramsey, Mrs. Paul
Ruffin, Mrs. C. H.
(Mary Louise Ford)
Scott, James P.
Sumrall, James B.
Thompson, James W.
Tynes. W. O.
Upshaw. Mrs. J. D.
Wilson, L. H.
Alexander, Mrs. Jas. W.
(Corinne Walker Ball)
Burris, Mrs. B. E.
Doss. Wilford C.
Doss. Mrs. Wilford C.
(Mary M. McRae)
Ezelle. Mrs. Fred
(Katherine A. Grimes)
Fazakerlv. William B.
Gannett. Mrs. Michael
(Charlotte E. Peeler)
Kolb, Mrs. Gwin
Lloyd, W. Baldwin
Robv. Charlton S.*
Rogers, Mrs. Nat*
(Helen E. Ricks)
Sanders, Albert G., Jr.
Sigman, John L.
Sutphin. Felix A.
Wharton. Mrs. V. L.
( Beverlv Dif-kerson)
Wilson, Mrs. Louis H.
Baldwin. Mrs. Sam K.
Brantley. Otho M.
Gillum, Edwin F.
Johnson, Mr^. Fv rett P.
(Fran'-es M- Wroten)
Kenny. Mrs. Paul C.
Kersh, Mrs. Henry Grady
Livesay, Mrs. James J.
(Mary Lee Busby)
Montana. Mrs. Robert C.
Muehlbach. Mrs. Ed
Pearson, Robert D.
Pearson. M--^. Robert D.
Rideway. Walter S.
Wofford. J. L.
Bass. Mrs. W^ilia-^e W.
Boyles. Mary Alice
Calloway, Jean M.
Cavett. Mrs. Jas. R., Jr.
Crawford. Mrs. W. Lee
(Annie M. Guyton)
Dean. G. C.
Denser. John W.
Holland. Mrs. Robert
Kimball. M^s. J. T.
Lavpnder. M-s. E. D.
Nazor. M"s. Gordon L.
Neal. Mrs. William S.
' Patricia Morson)
Reilv. Duncan A-
Schimmel. Mrs. Brevik
Smith. B. H.
Tate, Mrs. Bill
(K. Sn-^ ^^-CnrTYiack)
Tavlor. Za^-h. Jr.*
Womack. Noel C*
Womack, Mrs. Noel*
(Flora Mae Arant)
Barnard. Mrs. W. W.
(Frances L. Herring)
Callowav. James E.
Davis, Mrs. Brookes
(Danni Rebecca Rice)
Davis. Cliff E.
Davis, Mrs. Cliff E.
Lloyd, Mrs. W. Baldwin
(Anna Rae Wolfe)
McBride. Betty C.
Reeves, Nina H.
Stout, Mrs. Trent
Taylor. Mrs. Zach, Jr.*
Waring, Marcus E,
Wroten, Joseph Eason
Curtis, Mrs. George C.
(Lois Ann Fritz)
Derrington. Mrs. W. E.
( Annie Clara Foy )
Oxner, Mrs. J. T.
Peets, Mrs. Randolph
Salter, Mrs. C. E.
(Marjorie C. Burdsal)
Shanks. W. E.
Weisell, Mrs. Tennyson
(Carroll Mae Steen)
Whitaker, Mrs. M. W.
Anding, Mrs. Robert E.
Bew, Mrs. Jack
Buchanan, Mrs. John F.
( Peggy Helen Carr)
Calhoun, Mrs. Neal
(Mary E. Wharton)
Cameron, J. H.
Clark, Sarah Frances
Conner, Mrs. James S.
Cook, Wallace L.
Cor ban, Mrs. Harry L.
Cox, James D.
Elgert, Mrs. Roger
(Laura Mae Godbold)
Franks. Mrs. Kenneth T.
(Ann Marie Hobbs)
Hoi lings worth. Robert*
Hudson, Mrs. Hugh H.
(Marion Rebecca Ely)
Izard. Mrs. W. H.
Koribanic. Mr-^. George
Lindsey. Mrs. R. S.
( Catherine Herring)
Marks, Mrs. Sutton
Powell, James D.
Rilev. Mrs. W. G
(Elizabeth T. Welch)
Shanks. Mrs. W. E.
(Alice J. Crisler)
Smith. W. I.
Stainback. Rufus P.
Tackett, John Newton
Whitaker, M. W.
Wo*^ford, Mrs. J. L.
Wricht, Daniel Andrews
Yarbrough, Robert M.
Allen, Albert E.
Anding. Robert E.
Brandon, L. H.
Chanir, Mrs. Jerry
Conerly. Cecil, Jr.
Danna, Mrs. Vincent, Jr.
Hase. Mrs. H. G.
(Ethel Nola Eastman)
Hearon, Mrs. Thomas E.
Helman, Mrs. Harry
Holmes. James S., Jr.
TToT^'qrd. Mrs. A. Ammons
Morn-an. Mrs. Turner T
Rush. H. L.. Jr.
Wright, Charles N.*
Bogan, Mrs. W. N.
Brinson. Mrs. R. C.
(C. May Shumaker)
Carruth, Bruce C.
Jenkins. James H., Jr.
Johnson, Claude W.
Lott, James E.
Morgan. Turner T.
Neill. John A.
Powell. Mrs. James D.
Schindl?r. Mrs. John
Slaughter. Willie O.
Smith. Carlos Reid
Watts, Everette R.
Wilson. Mrs. B. L.
(Bobbie Nell Holder)
Youngblood, J. W.
Youngblood, Mrs. J. W.
(Nora Louise Harvard)
Abernathy. Thomas B,
Appleby. William F.
Berbett. Moran R.
Boswell. Thomas T.
Boyd. Douglas George
Cook. Russell F., Jr.
Crosbv. Mrs. Tom. Jr.
Harris. S. Richard
Huggins, Joseph R.
Jenkins, Mrs. Cecil G.
( Patsy Abernathy)
Jones. Mrs. Darrell D.
(Shir lev Norwood)
Lewis, Earl T.
Lewis, J. Bennett. HI
Patterson. Dick T.
Randle. Charles L.
Rush. Mrs. H. L.. Jr.
( Betty J. McLemorel
Russell. Paul Eugene
Smith, Mrs. Carlos Reid
Webb, Steve W., Jr.
White, A. Patton
Wofford. John D.
Wofford, Mrs. John D.
Adams. Mrs. M. C.
(Doris Puckett Noel)
Amrlin. Mrs. Joe V.
Brown. Rex I.
Champion. Mrs. Sid
(Marv Jnhnson Lir^sev)
Chatham. Mrs. L. S.
(Betty Sue Wren)
Chenault M"s. William
(Ann Mara-^ Simpson)
Christensen, Mrs. Stanley
Clements, Coop?r C. Jr.
Currev, George T.
Tuition. Ollie. Jr.
Fzplle. Robert T... Sr.
Knll. Wavprlv B.. Jr.
JpTikins. Cecil G.
Johnson. Mrs. William
Kerr. Mrs. Robert
(Marion F. Carlson)
Kochtitzky Mrs. J. S.
Lambert. Wilson S.
Lewis. M-^. Ea-1 T.
(Mary Sue Enochs)
Lewis. M'-s. J. B.. Ill
(Doris Arn Bnrlow)
McCoy, Evelvn Inez
Martin, Mrs. Wm. P.
Pearson, Don Ray
Pearson. Mrs. Don Ray
(T^f^ttv Jo Davis)
Posev. Mr';. Franz
(r,indT T.on Langdon)
S-ott. Onie W.
Slau-hter. Mrs. Willie O.
'Mit^noTine L. Brown)
Youngblood, B. Frank
Bolton, Mrs. Chester
(Norma Rutb Harrell)
Crawford. Robert L.*
Dunn. Annie Elizabeth
Grisham. C. Wesley
Hall. Hugh Gaston
Jenkins, Mrs. Jas. H., Jr.
Lilly, Sale. Jr.
Lilly. Mrs. Sale, Jr.
(Evelyn Lee Hawkins)
Riecken, William, Jr.
Russell, Mrs. Paul E.
(Barbara L. McBride)
Ryan, Roy H.
Smith, Harmon L., Jr.
Smith. Mrs. Harmon L.
Stafford, J. P.
Young, James Leon .
Alford, Mrs. Flavins
(Mary Ann O'Neil)
Allen, James E.
Ayres, Mrs. W. E.
Boyles. Charles H.
Cain, Mrs. George
( Karolyn Doggett)
Cavett, Van Andrew
Crawford, Mrs. Robert L.
(Mabel Clair Buckley)
Currey, Mrs. George T.
(Mary Nell Williams)
Curtis, Pat H.
Dean. Mrs. Walter L.
Durand, Mrs. Loyal
(Wesley Ann Travis)
Emmons, Mrs. Rome
Eskridge. J. B.
Oaby. Ewin D., Jr.
Hetrick, Byron T.
Leonard. Annie Greer
Lewis. John T., Ill
Lewis. T. W.. Ill
Massey. Samuel O., Jr.
Mills. Henry Pines, Jr.
Ransom, Mrs. James R.
Sommers. Charles R.
Tiirnpr. Irby, Jr.
Allen. Mrs. Charles
Ayres. W. E.
Boackle, Lois Ann
Bokas, Mrs. George V.
Boone. Mrs. T. H.
Burnett, Mrs. James P.
Corban. M. S.
Edin. Doris Anita
Feltus. Mrs. Richard. Jr.
Cossard, Edgar A.
Gossard, Mrs. Edgar
Green. Mrs. Paul G.
Guess, R. Malcolm
Hodges, Louis W.
Hodtres, Mrs. Louis W.
(Helen E. Davis)
Holden. M'-s. James D.
Hudson, Mrs. Yeager
Huggins, Mrs. Joseph R.
Hunt, Mrs. George L.
(Jo Glyn Hughes)
Lewis. Mrs. T. W., Ill
Mangum. Frank D.
Page. Leslie J.. Jr.
Parker. Thomas E.
Riecken, Mrs. Wm., Jr.
Roebuck, Mrs. Jerry
(Jessie Wvnn Morgan)
Romey, William S.
Seymore. Mrs. S. D.. Jr.
(Bettye Jean Russell)
Short. Louie C.
Short. Mrs. Louie C.
(Frances Jo Peacock)
Simmons. James W., Jr.
Weems, Mrs. Lamar
White, Morris E.
Burch, Mrs. Howard B.
Burnett. James P.
Gaby, Mrs. Ewin D., Jr.
Hunt, George Lewis, Jr.
Lewis, Mrs. John T.
(Helen Fay Head)
Lott, John Bertrand
McLeod, James N-
Massey. Mrs. S. O., Jr.
(Mary Lvnn Graves)
Nail, Mrs. Hardy, Jr.
Parker, Roy Acton
Puckett. Toxey M.
Reed, Mrs. B. H.
Webb, Vera Katherine
Young, Mrs. Jam^s Leon
Awad, John M.
Boone, Thomas H.
Brasher, Jesse W.
Campbell, John B.
Conti, Joseph S.
Grain, Inez Claud
Eskridge. Mrs. J. B.
Evans, John H.
Felsher, Albert W., Jr.
Hayward. Stearns L.
Lipscomb, Walton. ITI
McShane. Ann Holmes
Moore. W. Powers, II
Nail, Hardy, Jr.
Powell. William F.
Powell. Mrs. William F.
Trigg, O. Gerald
Walters. Mrs. Summer
Williams. Fred Harris
Williamson. Albert N.
Corban. Mrs. M. S.
(Margaret C. .Hathorn)
Franklin, Joseph C.
Hales, Graham Lee, Jr.
Illk, Mrs. Paul J.
Lamb, Walter Jean
Moore. Mrs. W. P., 11
Parker, Mrs. Thomas E.
(Mary Ruth Brasher)
Richardson. Daphne Ann
Swindull. Johnni? Marie
Trigg, Mrs. O. Gerald
Walters, Summer, Jr.
Powers. Mrs. Thomas H.,
Felsher. Mrs. Albert W.
'5 5-' 5 6
Reeister. Paul J.
Special Gifts to The 1957-58 Alumni Fund
Gifts to the general budget of the College comprised the great majority of con-
tributions received during the 1957-58 Fund year. College officials are grateful
for these gifts which enable the most pressing needs to be met.
Each year, however, some alumni and friends wish to designate the purposes
for which their gifts will be used. These contributions are welcomed and are ear-
marked for the projects or causes selected by the donor. By far the most popular
project is the Memorial Book Fund. Alumni may give money for the purchase of much
needed books for the Library in memory of a loved one or friend. Books purchased
are appropriately marked in honor of the person memorialized. We list below gifts
received during the 1957-58 Fund year for special purposes. Contributions for unre-
stricted use from friends and general memorial gifts are also listed.
Mounger, Mr. & Mrs. William H.
Snelgrove, A. G.
(Husband of alumna)
Corporate Alumnus Program
Dow Chemical Company matched gift made by
Mr. & Mrs. A. G. Snelgrove.
Robert T. Carter Gift made by
Mrs. Robert T. Carter
Harvey T. Newell Gift made by
Charlton S. Roby, '42.
Henry P. Pate ._...Gift made by
Glenn Phifer Pate, '40.
Mrs. W. H. Ratliff Gift made by
Mrs. Hattie Lewis Ridgway, Whitworth, '07,
and C. R. Ridgway, '35.
Dr. R. L. Ezelle, "51 Library
Dr. C. M. Murry, '41 Library
Dr. J. M. Hudson, '40 Library
Gilbert Cook, Sr., '08 Library
Mrs. Anne Buckley Swearingen, '90 Library
Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr., '37 Library
Stanley Hinds, '09-'10 Library
Mrs. Stanley Hinds, '26-'27 Library
James N. McLeod, '55 Library
J. Frank Redus, Jr., '33-'35 Library
Marvin A. Franklin, '52 Building Fund
Webster M. Buie, '36 Library
Mrs. Webster M. Buie, '36 Library
(Ora Lee Graves)
Mrs. Howard Morris, '35-'40 Library
Mrs. J. S. Love, Jr., '27-'30 Library
(Jo Ellis Buie)
WHY THE ALUMNI FUND?
We frequently hear the question, "Why have an alumni fund?" This
question strikes to the heart of our relationship with Millsaps College. We
have an alumni fund because we are a part of Millsaps College, and because
we want to assist in enabling that institution to make the same contribution
to others she has made to us. Whate\er we are today we may attribute to
the sum total of our experience, and to that experience Millsaps has probably
made the most noble contribution. Millsaps can remain strong, can make
similar contributions to others, can continue to be a credit to those who
espouse her cause only if we continue to give her our support. When OUR
children are ready for College, we want OUR college to be ready for them.
RUBEL PHILLIPS. Chairman
1958-59 Alumni Fund
WHY HAVE AN ALUMNI FUND?
The straightforward answer to this question is, "Because Millsaps College
needs the money the liberal gifts of her alumni provide."
Increased revenue in a time of increased costs is imperative if the College
is to maintain that "plus" quality we have come to associate with a Millsaps
Other sources of income are being vigorously, imaginatively, and fruit-
fully cultivated by the College administrator; but, even so, part of the College's
support must come from the gifts of loyal alumni.
The Alumni Fund offers us as alumni two opportunities:
First, our generous yearly gift to the Fund is in reality a deferred pay-
ment upon our indebtedness for our own education, the full cost of which was
not paid by us at the time we were in school.
Second, we who have a personal appreciation of the value of Millsaps can
have the satisfaction of helping continue its influence in the lives of succeeding
ROY C. CLARK, President, 1958-59
Millsaps College Alumni Association
These moments friim (he year l!l.)8 will be remembered. (1) Before the Commencement processional the honorary degree
recipients ohlifre the press. (2) On ,\lumni Day the alumni Singers enjoyed lunch with "Pop" King and (3) "rehears-
ed, as in days gone by, for the afternoon concert. M Homecoming, the Board met (4); the Homecoming Court added
charm (5); and student floats were excellent (6). ODK selected Ezelle, Martin, and Cheney as alumni members (7).
The Singers rehearsed before the concert tour (8). The T. H. Naylors, alumni, visited newly opened Franklin Hall (9).
The Class of 1913 got together at the Herbert Lesters (10). Dr. and Mrs. Finger's welcome (11) helped new students start
the year right. (12) At Homecoming G. C. Clark presented a gift to Coach T. L. Gaddy for the 1931-38 football teams.
Tlious.'.nclj cf alumni 'who know and
love Dr. G. L. Harrell, emeritus pro-
fessor of physics and astronomy, will
regret to learn that he is confined to
his home at 812 Arlington Street in
Jackson because of an illness suffered
durinji- the summer.
Dr Harrell was returning from a
visit with his son, William, in Atlanta
when he sunered a stroke near Meridian.
His daughter, Elizabetli, was with him
at the time.
Since summer he has been making-
progress in his recovery, and his many
friends at Millsaps are hoping that
he will scon be able to make his regular
visits to the campus.
Dr. Harrell graduated from Millsaps
College in 1899 and received the Master
of Science degree from his Alma Mater.
After doing advanced graduate study
at the University of Chicago he re-
turned to Millsaps in 1911 to teach.
He served as chairman of the depart-
ment of physics and astronomy until
his retirement in 1947. In 1956 he was
awarded the degree of Doctor of Science
by the College in recognition of his
outstanding service to higher education.
Alumnus ys Cancer
A Millsaps College graduate has made
an important contribution to medical
research in developing a theory con-
cerning the cause of cancer.
Dr. Carroll Frazier Landrum, '48, of
Taylorsville, believes that the disease
is caused by a bacterium. Most research
experts have been looking for a virus
as the cause.
Dr. Landrum has spent six years de-
veloping his theory, which has received
support from some oi' the nation's lead-
ing medical experts, including mem-
bers of the research staff of the Na-
tional Cancer Institute.
According to Dr. Landrum, the
bacterium which causes cancer fuses
with the original cell. The newly formed
cell beccxmes the disease agent and can-
cer spreads as the new cell takes on
the normal cell characteristic of division
Stone, III, '58. Living in St. Louis,
Jane Ann Cunningham to Benjamin
Franklin Rodgers, Jr., '47-'48. Living
in Houston, Texas.
Mary Martha Dickerson, '51, to H.
Grady Jackson, Jr. Living in Summit,
Ellen Dixon, '55-'58, to Bill Rush Mos-
by, '58. I.i":— ' "~
Dr. Landrum's hope is that a scientific
foundation or institution will take up
Following his gj-aduation from Mill-
saps Dr. Landrum studied at Tulane
Aledical School. After graduation he
entered the air force and fcr a year
interned at Brooke General Hospital in
Fort Sam Houston, Texas. After his
discharge he established a practice in
Biloxi, which he gave up last spring in
order to devote his time to cancer re-
The Millsaps Players made another
national magazine during the summer.
The August edition of "Theater Arts"
featured Millsaps under the Mississippi
section of "Theater, USA,"
The article called the players "Mis-
sissippi's most widely known theatrical
group" and quoted Frank Hains, amuse-
ments editor of the Jackson Daily News,
who wrote, "Year in and year out, play
in and play out, they consistently offer
entertainment o'2 a caliber available
nowhere else locally."
The magazine also printed a picture
uf the "Stranger in Paradise" scene
from "Kismet," the Players' final pro-
duction last year.
The 1957-58 productions attracted the
largest crowds in the 34-year history
of the Players. Lance Goss, '49, is
director of the theatrical group.
A Millsaps alumnus became the 42nd
governor of the state of Tennessee in
Buford Ellington, who attended dur-
ing the 192G-27 and 1929-30 sessions,
pledged full cooperation in the industria-
lization of the state. He declared in his
inaugural address, "No otheii a,mbition
possesses me except to serve the people
of Tennessee in the most considerate
and efficient manner of which I am
Ellington, the Democratic nominee for
the governorship, is the former com-
missioner of agriculture of Tennessee.
Frances Livingston Furr, current stu-
dent, to Robert Benjamin Wesley, '57.
Living in Jackson.
Martha Jo Garrett to Myron Willis
Lockey, '56-'57. Living in Jackson.
Lady Nelson Gill, '57, to Benjamin
Franklin Corben, Jr. Living in Tunica,
ii.i-u_i TWT..^^; f;j|) 'ss t„ TJ „ 1, « « J-
See You on May 16
The Programs Committee of the Alum-
ni Association has announced tentative
plans for Alumni Day, which has been
set for Saturday, May 16.
Featured event of the day will be the
reunion of former Millsaps Players who
were active under the direction of Dr.
M. C. White and current director Lance
Goss. The two popular professors will
be honored during the day's program.
Other special features will be the
afternoon seminars conducted by Mill-
saps professors, the Alumni Day ban-
quet, and a three-act play in the evening.
The Players' reunion will be the sec-
ond organizational reunion planned for
Alumni Day. Last year alumni who
were members of the Millsaps Singers
held a highly successful gathering on
May 10. Former Singers came in large
numbers, some from distances of more
than 1,000 miles. Every former stu-
dent who took part in any phase of
dramatic activity under the guidance
of White or Goss while in college is
eligible to attend the reunion.
Registration will begin at 11 a. m.
Early arrivals will join students in eat-
ing in the cafeteria at noon. Tables
will be marked by years for the re-
Last year's Alumni Day crowd set
a new record for attendance w-hich was
quickly shattered by the huge Home-
coming turnout. Officials are expecting
a new high to be set on May 16.
The big story of 1958 has been the
increasing response of Millsaps alumni
to the needs of the College. One of
the manifestations of this response is
the attendance at special days set aside
for graduates and former students.
Make plans now to be numbered among
those alumni who take time out to
keep up to date on higher education
in general and Millsaps in particular.
Attend Alumni Day, May 16.
1931, 1943, and 1950.
Persons desiring- to sell Bobashelas
for the years listed should contact Dr.
Ross H. Moore, Millsaps College, Jack-
Mrs. Watkins Dies
The widow of a former president of
the College died June 25 in Brookhaven,
She was Mrs. A. F. Watkins, whose
husband was the third president oi'
A graduate of Ouachita College, Mrs.
Watkins taught English and expression
at Meridian Female College prior to
her marriage to Dr. Watkins in 1892.
Interment was in Gi'eenwood cemetery
Geology for Fun
A public service course in mineralogy
designed to interest the amateur geo-
logist is being offered by the College
A joint project of the College and
the Mississippi Gem and Mineral So-
ciety, the non-credit course is taught
at night by Wendell B. Johnson, as-
sistant .professor of geology at Mill-
Officials said the series of lectures
is intended to inti'oduce some of the
fundamentals of mineralogy which
would be helpful to the hobbyist in
collecting, identifying, and studying-
minerals, rocks, and gem stones.
Where Are They?
Purple and White and Bobashela files
still are not complete, according- to Mill-
saps-Wilson Library officials, and alum-
ni are asked to help in the pi-oject.
Still needed to complete the P. & W.
files are issues fro m the following-
years: 1915-16, 1916-17, 1917-18, 1918-19,
1919-20, 1926-27, 1927-28, 1928-29, 1933-
34, 1938-39, 1939-40.
Bobashelas for 1910 and 1913 are
Alumni who have extra copies of the
above publications are asked to send
them to the Library.
Philosophy majors added to the richness of campus life when they gave reading;
from Plato in the Library's Forum Room. Don Dickerson, Marshall, Texas, Ju<
Smith, Jackson, and Ronald Willoughby, Columbia, practice before the readings
WE NEED YOUR HELP
The following persons have been listed as AWOL from the Major's ranks.
These alumni have been "lost" to the Alumni Office since the present records
system was put into effect six years ago. Any lead as to their whereabouts
will be sincerely appi'eeiated.
* Anderson, E. A., 1903
* Austin, William Harrison, 1905
Bartell Mrs. Robert M., 1941
(Nee Betty Larsen)
Blaker, Thaddeus Bernard, 1909-10
Casey, H. D., 1912
Cook, Mrs. Robert T.
Cotten, Troy C, 1931
* Dickson, S., 1912
Fitzhugh, J. G., 1924
Hatfield, Mrs. Mary L. Elliott, 1941
Herrington, J. C, 1913
Holcombe, Robert H., 1930
Johnson, William Paul, 1950
* Jones, Raymond Edgar, 1905
Kelly. James Donald, 1948
Kim, Pong- Hyun, 1933
* Lee, M. N., 1910
Lindholm, R. E., 1943-44
* McDonald, D. K., 1904
* McDowell, C. W., 1914
Patterson, John Crawford, 1932
Pitts, Troy Newton, 1942
Pope, James Philip, 1950
Savag-e, James Shoffner, 1911
Smith, J. D., 1905
Stone, Clyde, 1930
Strom, Morris, 1910
Terry, Samuel David, 1900
Thompson, M., 1905
Thompson, M. J., 1916
Vaughn, James Albert, 1901
Walton, W. L., 1915
Waters, Andrew Glenn, 1943
West, William Warren, 1904
Williams, Joseph ,E., 1931-33
Williams, W. G., 1910
Wilson, Phillip Bethel, 1933
Woodrome, Mrs. Mattie Purser, 1929
Woods, M. C, 1911
Eetty Jane Adams to Charles Foster
Lowe, "57. Living in Jackson.
Helen Kuykendall Barnes, '55-*57, to
Thomas Brooks Hudson, '56. Living in
Geraldine Elaine Beadle, '54-'56, to
James Roy Smith. Living in New Or-
Charlotte Ann Becker to Albert Nich-
olson Williamson, Jlr., '56. Living in
Great Falls, Montana.
Frances Clare Beckham to Lewis Er-
win Luke, '52-'54. Living in Jackson.
Mary Lee Bethune, '56-'58, to Lt. Rob-
ert Morris Still. Living in Rolla, Mis-
Roselyn Ann Blailock to W a y n e
Black, '58. Living- at Thomastown, ilis-
Patricia Ann Boswell, '52-'53, to Jack
Gene Tatro. Living in Lincoln, Ne-
Janice Mae Bower, '58, to Raymond
Thomas Arnold. Living in South Hill,
Frances Marie Bryan, '58, to Albert
Wallace Conerly, '57. Living in Neiv
Vera Ann Buford to Eugene James
Yelverton, Jr., '53. Living in Jackson.
Lollie Suzella Burns to the Reverend
James D. Newsome, Jr., '52. Living In
Emily Jane Cain, '57-'58, to J o h n
Leonard Endris. Living in Ocean
Julia Camp to the Reverend Arthur
M. O'Neil, '54. Living in Mathiston.
Mary Linda Carruth, '58, to Benny
Lloyd Owen, '58. Living in Memphis.
Sybil Casbeer, '55, to the Reverend
Paul D. Eppinger. Living in Princeton,
Elizabeth Preston Cook, '56-'58, to
Robert Dale Tickner, Jr. Living in
Annette Coleman, '58, to James Walter
Schimpf, '56. Li\ang in Jackson.
Martha Kay Collums, '58, to James
Howard Davenport. Living in Auburn,
Nancy Catherine Crawford, '57, to Dr.
Charles George Steck. Living in Pensa-
Sara Lucretia Crymes to John Henry
Stone, III, '58. Living in St. Louis,
Jane Ann Cunningham to Benjamin
Franklin Rodgers, Jr., '47-'48. Living
in Houston, Texas.
Mary Martha Dickerson, '51, to H.
Grady Jackson, Jr. Living in Summit,
Ellen Dixon, '55-'58, to Bill Rush Mos-
by, "58. Living in Pascagoula, Missis-
Nena Louise Doiron, '57, to James
Wilson Griffis, Jr., '58. Living in Dur-
ham, North Carolina.
Sarah Estelle Doty to Earl Higdfin
Blackwell, '52. Living in Jackson.
Diane Douglas, '58, to Lester K.
Tanksley. Living at State College, ^lis-
Jlinnie Louise Farlow, '54, to Albert
Lester Alvis, Jr., '49. Living in Jackson.
Monica Kay Farrar, '58, to Gird Astor
INIcCarty, '58. Living in Jackson.
Betty Bell Ford, '55-'58, to Jack
Reginald Gibson. Living at University,
Barbara Gloria Foreman, '55-'56, to
John Loveridge Scott. Living in Los
Frances Livingston Furr, current stu-
dent, to Robert Benjamin Wesley, '57.
Living in Jackson.
Martha Jo Garrett to Myron Willis
Lockey, '56-'57. Living in Jackson.
Lady Nelson Gill, '57, to Benjamin
Franklin Curben, Jr. Living in Tunica,
Mabel Naomi Gill, '58, to Robert
Franklin Wothnian, Jr.
Evelyn Lynelle Godbold, '56-'58, to
Glenn Joseph Wimbish, '57. Living in
Carolyn Goff, '57, to Charles Maxwell
Middleton. Living in Moultrie, Georgia.
Julia Ann Gray, '58, to John Young
Fenton, '51-'53. Living in Princeton,
Nellie Jean Hardy to Richard Crook
Barineau, '58. Living in Knoxville,
Cara Lloyd Hemphill, '56, to Jim Allen
Boyd. Living in Jackson.
Carolyn Holloway, '56, to Ernest B.
Clark. Living in Natchez, Missis-
Carolyn CrawTord Ho\vai-d to the
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This column is dedicated to the memory of graduates, former students, and
friends 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:
Dr. Leonidas F. Barrier, '05, who died January 9. He was a resident of Little
Mrs. Wallace W. Bass (Margaret Gaskin, '44), who died May 13 following
an illness of several months. In addition to her husband she left two sons. Glenn
11. and John, 9.
W'illiam S. Brown, '32-'33, who died April 21 in Jackson. He had been an
employee of Union Producing Company for 22 years.
Mrs. Hilton Bond (Anna Elizabeth Fairley, '47), who died in April in Houston,
John F. Burrow, '12, who died in September. A former member of the Mis-
sissippi legislature, he was a resident of Madison, Mississippi.
Edwin L. Calhoun, '95-'00, who died in September. He was a resident of
Mount Olive, Mississippi.
I. C. Enochs, '11, who died in April in Lubbock, Texas.
Robert Abbott Ford, '25, who died December 3. He was a
William A. Gathright, '22-'25, '26-'27, who died March 3
Swepson F. Harkey, '20, who died in July. Secretary of the ilississippi Metho-
dist Conference, he was a resident of Biloxi, Mississippi.
Charles H. ^IcKeithen, '20-'22, who died August 4. He was a Jackson resident.
Charles Peyton "Pat" Ratliff, '49-'52, who died in a plane crash in the Philip-
pines on October 12. He was on a photographic mission over jungles near the
Rodger Smith, '57-'58, who was killed August 28 when he came into contact
with a power line near which he was working.
John Price Stevens, Jr., '93-'95, who died June 10. He was a Jackson resident.
resident of Hunts-
He had lived in
We welcome the following into the
Future Alumni Club of the Millsaps
College Alumni Association:
Andrea Lee Allen, born on May 9 to
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Allen. Mr. Allen
is a '53 graduate.
Kathryn Lynn Allen, born July 8 to
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wayne Allen,
both '54. Mrs. Allen is the former
Julia Lynn Barkley, born to Mr. and
Mrs. James Barkley on July 11, 1957.
Mrs, Barkley is the former Julia Parks,
Laura Annette Benson, born June 15
to the Reverend and Mrs. James E.
Benson. Mr. Benson is a 1953 graduate.
Marian M'liss Berry, born to Dr. and
Mrs. Richard Berry on October 28. Dr.
Berr.v graduated in 1951.
John Michael Brinson, born to Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph C. Brinson on June 22.
Mrs_ Brinson is the former Catherine
Shumaker, '49. John Michael was wel-
comed by Gail, G, and Alan, 4.
Howard Black Burch, born March 19
to Dr. and Mrs. Howard B. Burch (Clar-
ice Black, '55). He has a sister, Lisa, 2.
William Allen Burnett, born October
27 to the Reverend and Mrs. James
Burnett. Mr. Burnett is a 1955 grad-
uate, and Mrs. Burnett (Julia Allen) is
a member of the class of 1954.
David Chaffin, Jr., born to Mr. and
Mrs. David Chaffin on July 7. Mrs.
Chaffin is the former Danye Carol
Sid Johnson Champion, born to Mr.
and Mrs. Sid Champion on June 30.
Mrs. Champion is the former Mary
Johnson Lipsey, '51. Sid Johnson was
welcomed by a sister, Sarah Anne.
William Rodney Clement, Jr., born
August 3 to Mr. and Mrs. William
Rodney Clement. Mr. Clement graduat-
ed in '54, Mrs. Clement, the former
Ethel Cecile Brown, is a '53 graduate.
David Edward Collins, born in Iowa
City, Iowa, on March 23 to Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Collins. Mr. Collins is
a member of the class of 1952, and Mrs.
Collins, the former Peggy Suthoff, is
a 1954 g'raduate. The Collins family
also includes Stephen Marc, 2.
Leslie Ruth Coney, born January 22
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Max Miller, Kosciusko, and Susan
Wheeless, Jackson, joined a distinguished
group of former students when they
were named Master Major and Miss
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Reverend Albert Patton White, '50. Liv-
ing in Memphis.
Ann Hurst to Bobby Woodrow Tullos,
'58. Living in Jackson.
Lillian Jackson to the Reverend Roy
Wesley Wolfe, '57. Living in Philadel-
Joy June Jacobs to Hubert Slaton
Lipscomb, Jr., '56-'57. Living in New
Mary Blythe Jeffrey, '58, to William
Joel Hardin, '58. Living in Waco,
Eugenia Kelly, '57, to Peyton Dickin-
son. Living in Oxford, Mississippi.
Mary Jim Kern to the Reverend Rob-
ert Lee Hunt, '53. Living in Harper-
Josephine Lampton, '53, to Alexander
McDonald Sivewright. Living in New
Annie Greer Leonard, '53, to Roger
Dean Watts. Living in San Jose, Cali-
Mary Frances Lewis, '54-'55, to
Franklin Parker Poole. Living in New
Doris Annice Loflin, '57, to John
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A Sabbatical leave has been granted
to Dr. T. L. Reynolds, chairman of the
department of mathematics, for a year
He is working with other mathemati-
cians at the U. S. Naval Ordinance Test
Station at Horn Lake, California.
Dr. Reynolds has been a member of
the faculty since 1950. A graduate of
Guilford College, he received his Mas-
ter's degree and his doctorate from the
LIniversity of North Carolina. Before
joining the Millsaps faculty he taught
at the University of North Carolina.
Mrs. Reynolds and their three children,
Pam, 13, Dickie, 11, and Patty, 4, ac-
companied Dr. Reynolds to Horn Lake.
Dr. J. S. McCracken, dean of students
and assistant professor of psychology,
was one of four prominent Mississippi
educators who addressed sections of the
72nd annual Mississippi Education As-
sociation convention in Jackson last
David R. Bowen was a visiting in-
structor in political science for the sum-
mer months. He received his Bachelor
of Arts degree from Harvard and grad-
uated from Oxford University in inter-
national relations and political theory.
Bowen taught in the place of Dr. Harry
Manley, who was visiting professor of
political science at Tulane University
At least three Millsaps professors
worked on their dissertations last sum-
mer. Grady McWhiney, assistant profes-
sor of history, is taking a leave of
absence during the 1958-59 term to
work on his biography of Braxton Bragg
and expects to receive his doctorate
within a year. Robert E. Bergmark,
associate professor of philosophy and
director of religious life, and John Guest,
associate professor of German, also took
advantage of the comparatively quiet
summer months to work on their dis-
"Eudora Welty — A Critical Biblio-
graphy" was the title of Bethany
Swearingen's thesis for her Master of
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Augustus Brown, Jr., '55-'56. Living in
Shirley Yvonne Lytle, '56-'57, to John
C. Piper, Jr. Living in Brookhaveii,
Janie Elizabeth Mashburn, '57, to Hen-
ry M. Cochran. Living at Raymond,
Marilyn Ruth Mika to Alonzo Lewis
DeCell, '50. Living in Dallas, Texas.
Minnie Dora Mitchell, '56, to James
0. Fields. Living in Jackson.
Billie Faye Moore, '56-'58, to Walter
Wilson Dillard, Jr. Living in Itta Bena,
Patricia Mac Moran, '57-'58, to James
Myron O'Neil, '58. Living in Auburn,
Libby Mounger to James Sessions
Roland, '46-'48. Living in Jackson.
Mary Myer to Hugh H. Johnston, Jr.,
'57. Living in Nash\-ine.
Ida Lou Nelson, '57-'58, to Woods
Broyles Cavett, current student. Living
Claire Gibson Nicols, '53-'55, to Elbert
Riley Hilliard. Living at State Colleare,
Mary Helen Phillips, '55, to Joseph
Coop«r White. Living in Flora, Mis-
Jeannette Ratcliff, '58, to John Paul
Potter, '58. Living in Rochester, New
Marilyn Ray to Ned O'Brien, '48.
Living in Jackson.
Daphne Ann Richardson, '57, to Maury
Lee Spiro. Living in Memphis.
Louise Riddell, '54-'57, to Willis Dear-
r it Bethey, Jr. Li\ang in Greenwood,
Mary Elizabeth Sanderson, '53-'55, to
Richard Gerrald Travis. Living- in Ellis-
Onie Waldine Scott, '51, to Chester
Theodore Ashby. Living in New York.
Mitzi Ann Slielton, '57, to Edwin Earl
Sallis, '54-'56. Living in Jackson.
Bettye Field Smith, '53, to William
Earl Allen. Living in Atlanta, Georgia.
Loraine Crockett Smith to Phinis Kye
Bethany, Jr., '50-'51. Living in Macon,
Mary Ruth Smith, '58, to William John
Flathau. Living in Vicksburg.
Sandra Stanton, '58, to Kenneth Pack
Toler. Living in Inverness, Mississippi.
Alice Virginia Starnes, '57, to John
Everett Bolton. Living in Memphis,
Linda Lou Stevens, '54-'55, to Lt. Rus-
sell W. Ramsey. Living in Hatties-
Sylva Stevens, '56, to John Dubard
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McEachin, '57. Living in Memphis,
Lois Stevenson to Haden Edwards
McKay, '31-'33. Living in Jackson.
Barbara Swann, '57, to Roy B y r d
Price, '55. Living in Columbus, Missis-
Johnnie Marie Swindull, '57, to Wil-
liam Robert Lampkin, current student.
Living in Jackson.
Theresa Josephine T er r y , '55, to
James Benny Conerly, "52. Living in
Martha Helen Thorne, '58, to Jeremy
Jason Eskridge, '53-'54. Living in Sher-
Gweneth Sue Todd. '56-'57, to Wil-
liam Spurlin Burton, '56-'57. Living in
Harriet Elizabeth Ventress, '58, to
Captain James Louis Blilie. Living in
Laurene Walker, '58, to Frank Ashley
Eakin, Jr. Living at Oxford, Missis-
Patricia Ann Warren, '54-'57, to Thom-
as Allen Logan. Living at University,
Warrene Warrington, College book-
keeper, to L. H. Lee, Jr. Living in
Janet Louise Weston, '52-'53, to Don-
ald Joseph Fontenot. Li\'ing in Wash-
ington, D. C.
Mrs. Eva Pearl Williams to Dr. Clyde
H. Gunn, '25. Living in Gulfport, Mis-
Shirley Jean Williams to Leslie
Everett Burris, '50. Living in Shreve-
Annie Beatrice Williamson, '55, to
A. W. Martin, Jr. Living in Santurce,
FUTURE ALUMNI -
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to Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Coney.
Mrs. Coney is the former Lucy Scott,
Douglas Lee Dean, born April 18 to
Dr. and Mrs. Walter L. Dean. Mrs.
Dean is the former Anne Roberts, '53.
Douglas Lee has a brother, Steven, 3.
Dan Wayne Derrington, born August
19 to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Derrington.
Mrs. Derrington is the former Annie
Clara Foy, '46. A sister, Dixie, o'hi,
welcomed Dan Wayne.
Bruce Randall Donald, born to Dr.
and Mrs. David Donald on June 25.
Dr. Donald is a '41 graduate.
Travis Loyal Durand, born March 28
to Mr. and Mrs. Loyal Durand. Mrs.
Durand is the former Wesley Ann
Charles Milton Gaby, born to BIr.
and Mrs. Ewin D. Gaby, Jr., on
April 7. He was welcomed by Micha.?l
Ewin, 2. Mr. Gaby is a member of
the class of 1953. Mrs. Gaby, the
former Carolyn Hudspeth, attended
from 1951 to 1953.
Tracey Knight, born to Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Knight on Januai-y 31 in Stark-
ville, Mississippi. Mr. Knight attended
from 1954 through 1956. The former
Mary Elizabeth Burton, Mrs. Knight is
a '57 graduate.
Carole Helene Koribanic, born April
9 to Mr. and Mrs. George P. Koribanic
(nee Helene Minyard, '47).
Lisa Margaret Lee, born June 6 to
the Reverend and Mrs. Clay Lee, '51 and
'49-'50. Mrs. Lee is the former Dorothy
Stricklin. Lisa has a sister. Cissy, 4,
and a brother, Jack, 2.
George David Jladdox, born November
11 to Dr. and Mrs. George L. Maddox.
Dr. Maddox, '49, is chairman of the
sociology department at Millsaps. Mrs.
Maddox is the former Evelyn Godbold,
'48. A daughter, Patricia Alise, 5,
completes the family.
Catherine Mills, born to Dr. and Mrs.
Heni-y P. Mills, Jr., on April 1. Dr.
Mills is a '53 graduate.
Virginia Ellen Moffitt, born June 5.
Her parents are Dr. and Mrs. Ellis M.
Moffitt, '55-'56 and '46. Mrs. Moffitt,
the former Nina Bess Goss, is now a
pediatrician in Jackson. Virginia Ellen
was welcomed by John Ellis, 2.
Wesley Powers Moore, III, bom July
1 to Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Powers Moore,
11. Mr. Moore is a '56 graduate. Mrs.
Moore, the former Janis Edgar, is a
Frederick James Ogden, bom to Mr.
and Mrs. James Ogden on March 21.
Mr. Ogden graduated in 1943.
Joyce Suzanne Posey, born to Mr. and
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FUTURE ALUMNI -
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Mrs. Franz Posey (Linda Lou Langdon),
both '51. She was welcomed by Cather-
ine, 3, and Mike, 16 months.
Sandra Cathryn Rose, liorn June 23.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William E. Rose, Jr. Mr. Rose is a '57
graduate, and Mrs. Rose, the former
Mary Edith Yarbro, attended during
the 1956-57 session.
Steven Barry Sample, born July 22
to Mr. and Mrs. Tex Sample, both '57.
Mrs. Sample is the former Peggy Jo
Kendall Ann Singletary, born to Dr.
and Mrs. Otis A. Singletary on July 18.
Dr. Singletary is a '47 graduate and
Mrs. Singletary, the former Gloria Walt-
on, is a '48 graduate. Kendall Ann is
their third child.
Cindy Sue Snelgrove, born to Mr. and
Mrs. A. G. Snel.grove on April 5. Mrs.
Snel,grove is the former Frances Ogden,
William Michael Taylor, boi n May 8
to Mr. and Mrs. Billy G. Taylor (Mona
Ree Canode, '53) in Greenwood, ilissis-
Rhonda Lynn Thomas, born to Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Fisher Thomas on April
17 in Alameda, California. Mrs. Thomas
is the former Thelma Ann Canode, '51.
Ellen Burton Thompson, born June 20
to Mr. and Mrs. William I. S. Thompson.
Mr. Thompson attended during the '56-
Susan Jan Toland, born to the Rever-
end and Mrs. Fred Toland on April 5.
The Reverend Toland is a member of
the Class of '51. Susan Jan was wel-
comed by Steve, 2.
Jennie Lynn Vought, born July 27 to
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Vought. Mrs.
Vought is the former Mary Joy Hill,
Marian Elise White, born to the Rev-
erend and Mrs. Morris White on Septem-
ber 13. Mr. White is a '54 graduate.
Marian Elise has a brother, Morris.
Julia Day Womack, born to Dr. and
Mrs. Noel C. Womack, Jr., on December
25, 1957. Dr. Womack is a 1944 grad-
uate. Mrs. Womack, the former Flora
Mae Arant, is a member of the class
of 1944. Other members of the Womack
family are Noel, III, 11, and David, G.
Herbert Lavelle Woodriek, born Octo-
ber 20 to the Reverend and Mrs. Lavelle
Woodriek. Mr. Woodriek is a member
of the class of 1952. Herbert Lavelle
was welcomed by Debbie, 3.
Robin Henderson Young, bom to Mr.
and Mrs. Robert T. Young on June 19.
The Youngs (Shirley Conn, '47) have
two other children, Jimmy, 5, and Daviu,
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Arts degree which she received in Eng-
lish literature from Columbia University.
Miss Swearingen, College librarian,
received her Bachelor of Arts degree
from Millsaps in 1925 and has a Master
of Science degree in library science
from the University of North Caro-
Among the twelve Jacksonians added
to "Who's Who in America" this year
was Dr. James S. Ferguson, '37, dean of
the College. The names were listed in
time to make the Marquis Publishing
Company's 60th anniversary edition.
A never-to-be-forgotten occasion was the performance of the Alumni Singers Choir under Alvin Jon King's direction the
afternoon of Alumni Day. Driven indoors by a sudden rainstorm, the Singers, almost 150 strong, thrilled a large audience
as they responded to "Pop" King's conducting. The Buie Gym setting did not detract from the beauty of the performance,
which had been planned for an out of doors location in the "hollow" between SuUivan-Harrell and the Gymnasium, in front
of the new Union Building.
California, and the father of four child-
ren. A Jackson resident, Flanagan is
the father of twins.
Mrs. Covington is the former Myrene year tour of duty at Dreaux AFB, west
Punshon, '50-'53. of Paris.
Fac ulty promotio'-- -'- ^^"1'^r^^ TTniver-
Jackson City Judge George R. Nobles,
'03, who has presided over city court
for more than 15 years, retired in July
after a long career as a public official.
After several years in the teaching
profession. Judge Nobles was elected
area district attoi'ney. He served as a
delegate to the National Democratic
Convention in 1924 and was elected state
senator in 1931.
Dr. O. S. Lewis, '03, took his first
plane ride in November at the age of
76. His pilot and host was Bill Caraway,
'35, mayor of Leland and a former mem-
ber of his church. Dr. Lewis reported
that he "had a wonderful time" — he's
really aii'-minded now.
After 44 years of service to public
health. Dr. C. C. Applewhite, '07, retired
this year. Serving as Director of Local
Health Work for the North Carolina
State Board of Health at the time of
his retirement, he has returned to Jack-
son to make his home.
In search of classmates and faculty
members, Albert Luther Bennett, '13-'14,
paid a visit to the campus recently.
Now a resident of Charlottesville, Viv-
ginia, he recently retired from teaching
at the University of Virginia. Mr. Ben-
nett graduated from Washington and
Lee University and received his MA
degree from the University of Virginia
and his EDM from Harvard.
A second honorary degree has been
awarded to Dr. Michel Carter Huntley,
'20. The University of Miami honored
him for "his leadership in the develop-
ment of high standards and in main-
tenance of integrity in college and uni-
versity education in the South." His
other honorary degree was awarded by
Millsaps in 1939. He is now serving as
dean of faculties of Alabama Poly-
After thirty years of research work,
Aimee Wilcox, '1G-'18, will retire from
the U. S. Public Health Service in 1959.
At present a resident of Columbia, South
Carolina, she will return to Jackson to
make her home.
Her husband's retirement from his
government position has brought Mrs.
Walter R. Lee (Helen Ball, '19-'21) back
to Jackson. Mrs. Lee was very active
James Ernest Mincy, Jr., '54, reported
to Albanv. New Yot-I- t,i1.- -• " - ;-<-„,.„.
in church and civic work in Washington.
She was perhaps the first woman in
Hinds County to hold an office, filling
her husband's position as Tax Assessor
when he accepted another office.
Honors and accomplishments of Mrs.
E. B. Boatner (Maxine Tull, '24) are
too numerous to list entirely, but they're
worth a try. She was invited by Yale
University to take degrees there and
has received her Masters and Ph.D.
Her biography of Edward Miner, who
founded Gallaudet College for the Deaf
in Washington, D. C, is scheduled to
be released soon. Dr. Boatner is the
wife of Dr. E. Burke Boatner, '19-'21.
who is head of the American School of
the Deaf in Hartford, Connecticut.
They have a daughter, Barbara, who is
Robert L. Williams, '25, assistant
dean of faculties of the University of
Michigan, was promoted to the new
position of administrative dean in June.
After obtaining his Master of Ai-ts and
Doctor of Philosophy degrees fro m
Northwestern University, Dr. Williams
was on the faculty of Mississippi State
College for Women. He joined the Uni-
versity of Michigan staff in 1936.
"Wooten Appreciation Day" w a s
held by citizens of Madison and Ridge-
land, Mississippi, on December 31 to
honor John Aubrey Wooten, '29, who
resigned his position as superintendent
of the Madison-Ridgeland Schools be-
cause of health reasons. Mr. Wooten,
who received his Master's degree at the
University of Michigan, has served as
head of the Madison-Ridgeland Schools
since 1929. His plans call for complete
rest and perhaps some wa-iting in the
Tennessee's new governor, Buford
Ellington, is a Millsaps foi'mer student
who attended during the '26-'27 and '29-
'30 sessions. A visit to his parents' home
in Lexington in August was the oc-
casion of a luncheon engagement with
former roommate William E. Barksdale,
Branch manager for the White Motor
Company, Robert F. Sharpe, '27-'29, has
been named regional manager for the
entire southwestern region for the com-
pany. He and Mrs. Sharpe are living
Lynn Bacot, '54, is manager of the
Airport Sales Corporation in Spring
in Dallas. Their two sons have both
graduated from Southern Methodist
The Mississippi Historical Society
elected two Millsaps alumni to official
pusitions at a recent meeting. They are
Ross H. Moore, '23, vice-president, and
Charlotte Capers, '30-'32, secretary-
treasurer. Dr. Moore is chairman of
the history department at Millsaps.
Miss Capers is director of the state
Department of Archives and History.
For the past five years Cruce Stark,
'34, has served as president of Kilgore
Junior College in Kilgore, Texas. Dr.
Stark received his Master of Arts de-
gree from the University of Texas and
his Ed.D. degree from the University
of Houston. He has two children, Molly,
17, and Cruce, Jr., 16.
Class managers for the Alumni Fund
have discovered that the position offers
a fine opportunity for renewing old
acquaintances. A case in point is Gar-
land Holloman, '34, who learned the
following from H. Berry Ivy: "In the 24
years since I have seen you I taught
school four years, took a masters degree
in physiology, taught physiology full
time and took half time medical work
for three years and then completed
metlical school. Then took an internship
and then was in practice almost three
years. Then I went back to school and
spent ten months at Tulane, followed
by a two-year residency at Henry Ford
Hospital in Detroit, followed by two
years in the army, and have now been
established in practice as an ophthal-
"mologist here in Springfield, Missouri,
a little over three years." Dr. Ivy and
his wife have five children.
One of the first actions taken by the
new director of the Columbia, Missis-
sippi, Training- School was the institu-
tion of an ambitious sports program,
headed by Frank Davis, '33, a teacher-
coach and an outstanding athlete at
Millsaps. The director, Lewis Rowzee.
stated that the year-old sports program
"has paid off in dividends in improved
morale at Columbia."
Although he was only a sophomore
in high school, Richard Dale Caldwell,
son of Gladen Caldwell, '35, attended
Millsaps last summer and led the chem-
istry class. In addition, he is reported
to have done vei-j^ well in his college
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Mrs. Franz Posey (Linda Lou Langdon),
K«+i, 'c;i She was welcomed by Cather-
named Nancy Collier, '36, "Girl of the
Year" at its annual Founder's Day din-
ner in May. The chapter's outgoing
president, she was entered in the state
contest for the title in June.
Among the civic leaders in Waynes-
boro, Mississippi, Mr. and Mrs. Buck
Keen are the owners of a Ben Franklin
store there. Mrs. Keen is the former
Blanche Stubbs, '33-'35.
The Reverend Dr. Roy DeLamotte, '39,
was transferred to the Louisville-Mentor
Charge of the Methodist Church in
Louisville, Tennessee, at the last con-
ference. He received his B.D. degree
from Emory and his Ph.D. degree irom
Yale. He and his wife have two daugh-
ters, Eugenia, 6, and Rebecca, 3.
Now a professor in the business de-
partment of Southwestern Louisiana
Institute, Clayton Ellis, '36-'37, received
his Bachelor's degree from Mississippi
State and his Master's and Ph.D. de-
grees from the University of Virginia.
He is married and has an eleven-year-old
Continuing his work in hospital ad-
ministration for the U. S. Army, Lt.
Colonel Frank Godwin, '37-'38, has been
transferred to San Antonio, Texas, from
Arlington, Virginia. Retirement plans
are not too far in the future, he i-eports.
Mrs. Marvin A. Riggs (Virginia May-
field, '40), assistant librarian at Hinds
Junior College, attended the annual con-
ference of the American Library Asso-
ciation in San Francisco in July. She
is currently serving as chairman of the
college section of the Mississippi Li-
The new Chief of the Diagnostic Sec-
tion of Radiology Service at Walter
Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.
C, is Longstreet C. Hamilton, '40. Dr.
Hamilton moved to Walter Reed from
the U. S. Army Hospital at Fort Ben-
ning, Georgia, where he served as chief
of radiology service.
Clay Alexander, '40-'41, '45-'46, pub-
lic relations director of the Lamar Life
Insurance Company in Jackson, was
elected secretary of the Southern Round
Table Life Advertisers Association at its
annual meeting in Roanoke, Virginia,
in May. He will serve for one year.
Mrs. Harry Fisher Thomas on April
17 in Alameda, California. Mrs. Thomas
is the former Thelma Ann Canode, '51.
Ellen Burton Thompson, born June 20
Womack is honored by AED.
Hallmark Cards used a Millsaps
alumna in some Oi its Christmas ad-
vertisements. She is Mrs. Randolph
Chitwood (Betty Adams, '41-'42). The
ad brought to the attention of Major
Notes was in the New Yorker of Novem-
ber 8, and a very impressive ad it was.
Mrs. Chitwood has modeled professional-
ly for several years.
Active in Purple and White work dur-
ing his days at Millsaps, Hunter Stokes,
'45, is continuing his journalistic career
with a Greenville, South Carolina, daily.
Named vice-president and treasurer of
the General Insurance Agency in Jack-
son, Richard N. Davis, '42-'43, is a
graduate of the Jackson School of Law.
He is married and has one child.
S. Duncan Heron, Jr., '48, received
his Ph.D. degree in geology from the
University of North Carolina June 2.
His dissertation for the degree received
the William Chambei's Coker award
r r o m the Elisha Mitchell Scientific
Society. He plans to teach at Duke
University. Married to the former
Becky Ann Melton, he is the father of
two children, Stephani, 9, and Steve, 4.
New officers of the Clarksdale, Mis-
sissippi, Business and Professional Wo-
men's Club were installed by Frances
Ann Galloway. '44-'46, state president,
recently. Miss Galloway is connected
^vith the State Social Security Office
The Jackson chapter of the National
Secretaries Association crowned Rowland
B. Kennedy, '49, Boss of the Year. He
was presented a statuette by the chapter
Now serving his first term as a mis-
sionary, Bob Conerly, '49, and his family
will live in Mexico (Monterrey) for the
next five years — "At least," Mr. Conerly
Woodrick. Mr. Woodrick is a member
of the class of 1952. Herbert Lavelle
was welcomed by Debbie, 3.
Robin Henderson Young, bom to Mr. j
the Jackson Education Associanuii. t;i«= — '
has done graduate work at the Uni-
versity of Mississippi, Duke University,
Standing first in his class for the
four-year course, Dr. Alex C. Shotts, Jr.,
'46-'48, '53-'54, recently graduated with
honors from the University of Tennessee
College of Dentistry. He will return to
the University this fall to specialize
A recent item in Elsie Hix's "Sti-ange
As It Seems" points out the fact that
the Reverend A. Patton White, '50, fol-
lowed the Reverend William Brown, who
had followed the Reverend Wayne Gray,
as pastor of the Evergreen Presbyterian
Church in Memphis, Tennessee.
A Timothy of the First Christian
Church in Jackson, Sam Allen, Jr., '40-
'48, '52-'53, became minister of the First
Christian Church in Hammond, Louisi-
ana, on June 1. He received his AB
and BD degrees from Texas Christian
A "very warm greeting" from Moron,
Cuba, from Reinaldo Toledo, '50, re-
ceived a very warm reception from the
Alumni Office. He brought the office
up to date on his status, informing it
of his marriage five years ago to Scar-
ritt graduate Maria Martin and the birth
two years ago of his son. Pedro Clyde.
He added, "We are very happy here in
this church and we have a fine congre-
gation. Moron is a city of about 30,000
people. The name has nothing to do
with a person of low IQ, although there
might be a moron in Moron now . . .
since last summer, that is."
A federal grant-in-aid has been
awarded to James C. McDonald, '50,
for study in public health. A chemist
with the Mississippi State Board of
Health, he has been granted a leave
while he earns his Master's degree at
the University of North Carolina. Mrs.
McDonald, the former Eva Ratcliff, '50,
and Steve, 6, and Mike, 2^2, have joined
him at Chapel Hill.
Two of the members of the class of
'50 had a private reunion when Douglas
Boyd visited Jackson and Millsaps in
June. A party was given in his honor
by former classmate John Flanagan.
Boyd is now a resident of Long Beach,
California, and the father of four child-
ren. A Jackson resident, Flanagan is
the father of twins.
Mrs. Covington is the former Myrene year tour of duty at Dreaux AFB, west
Punshon, '50-'53. of Paris.
Faculty promotions at Emory Univer-
sity, announced in September, include
the advancement of Dr. Cooper C. Cle-
ments, '51, from the position of instruc-
tor to assistant professor of psychology.
Now residents of New Orleans, Mr.
and Mrs. William I. Chenault have two
children, Billy, 3, and Beth, m. Mr.
Chenault is employed by American Tele-
phone and Telegraph Company. Mrs.
Chenault is the former Ann Marae Simp-
First place for papers delivered in
the hematology division at the American
Society of Medical Technologists was
awarded to Carolyn Slater, '51, chief
hematology technologist at the Uni-
versity Medical Center in Jackson. Her
paper was entitled "A Laboratory Ap-
proach to the Investigation and Evalua-
tion of Hemolytic Mechanisms."
One of the most appreciated letters
the Alumni Office has received was from
the Reverend and Mrs. Paul E. Russell,
'40 and '48-'49. They requested that
Mrs. Russell, the former Barbara Lee
McBride, be added to the files. Although
all former students are considered alum-
ni, not all of them have been placed
in the relatively new files. The office
was vei-y glad to add Mrs. Russell, even
more so because it was requested.
Having recently received his M.S. de-
gree in accounting at Columbia Uni-
versity, Robert D. Vought, husband of
the former Mary Joy Hill, '52, has ac-
cepted a position with Arthur Young &
Company in New York City. The
Voughts have a daughter, Jennie Lynn,
born July 27, 1958.
The University of Mississippi's new-
Wesley Foundation director is the Rev-
erend Donald H. Anderson, '52. He has
served pastorates at Hermanville and
Holly Bluff, ^Mississippi, since his
graduation from Emory University. He
and his wife have one child, Pamela
One of the recipients of the degree
of Master of Theology at the Iliff School
of Theology in Denver, Colorado, was
Lonnie Ben Johnston, '53. He served
as president of the student body during
the past year.
One of 945 students receiving degrees
from the University of Denver in June,
Neil Ronald Covington, '53, was awarded
the degree of Master of Social Work.
James Ernest Mincy, Jr., '54, reported
to Albany, New York, July 1 for intern-
ship at the Albany General Hospital
following his graduation from Wash-
ington University School of Medicine
in June. He was one of 1300 students
to graduate from the Washington School
Busy at present working on his Ph.D.
in sociology at Columbia University,
Fred Whitam, '54, is also employed as
a research analyst at Horace Mann
Institute for School Experimentation of
the Teachers College at Columbia.
Dr. & Mrs. John R. Broadwater are
living- in San Antonio while Dr. Broad-
water takes his internship at the Lack-
land AFB Hospital. They have two
sons. The Broadwaters (she was
Mauleene Presley) are both members of
the class of '54.
W. E. Ayres, '54, has been named as-
sistant cashier in the Simmons National
Bank in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. W. E.
and Diane (Brown, '53) have two child-
ren, Cathy, 3, and Tim, 14 months.
Having recently completed a cne-year
medical internship at Tripler U. S. Army
Hospital at Honolulu, Alfred W. Ferriss
has been promoted to the rank of
captain. He left in October for a two-
Lynn Bacot, '54, is manager of the
Airport Sales Corporation in Spring
Hill, Alabama. Her agency handles
world-wide travel insurance.
Advance degi-ees have been granted
to the following persons in recent
months: J. V. McCrory, '54, MA de-
gree, George Peabody College for Teach-
ers; David H. Shelton, '51, Ph.D. degree,
Ohio State University; Edward McDaniel
Collins, '52, MA degree. State University
of Iowa; Chris Grillis, Jr., '53, MBA de-
gree. New York University; William
Raymond Crout, '49, STB degree, Har-
vard University; Tarver Hatten Butler,
'54, MD degree. University of Missis-
sippi; Barbara Swann Price, '57, MA
degree, George Peabody College for
A BD degree for Mr. Burnett, a MRE
degree for Mrs. Burnett, and a new son
for both are among the thing's the Jim
Burnetts have acquired recently. The
son's name is William Allen, and he
arrived October 27, 1958. Jim is minister
of youth at Myers Park Methodist
Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
He graduated in 1954, and Mrs. Burnett,
the former Julia Allen, is a member
of the class of 1955.
The promotion of Marion Swayze, '55,
to the position of Women's Editor of
the Jackson Daily News was announced
in July. She had served as Assistant
Women's Editor since her graduation.
She is presently a member of the Junior
League, the Jackson Opera Guild, Meh
Lady luncheon club, Chi Omega alumnae
association, and the First Presbyterian
Church, where she sings in the choir
and teaches a Sunday School class.
Dr. Donald Wayne Sturdivant, '51-'53,
has announced the opening uf his office
for the practice of dentistry in Columbia,
Mississippi. He recently received his
release from military service.
Inti-igue and adventure became a part
of a religious travel seminar of which
the Reverend and Mrs. Warren A. Was-
son were a part. A few days before
the July overthrow of the Iraqian gov-
ernment and the assassination of King
Faisal, the Wassons and other mem-
bers of their group were in Damascus,
Jordan, and witnessed the surreptitious
exchange of mysterious notes. Wasson,
a '55 graduate, is pastor of three
Changes in the old .Murrah Chapel are churches near Mount Pleasant, Florida.
viewed by the John Godbolds, '39 and
'40, (Marguerite Darden). Conducting ,, ^ „ ,
the tour is Mrs. iim Livesay (Mary Mrs. Tommy B. Taylor (Betty Rob-
Lee Busby), '43. " bins, '55) has moved to Monticello, Mis-
As an Alumni Day audience of three hundred and fifty
stood and applauded. Dr. Alvin Jon King, beloved emeritus
director of the Millsaps Singers, was presented with a
certificate of appreciation expressing the lore and respect
of his former Singers. Jim Livesay, executive director of
the Alumni Association, made the presentation.
sissip'pi, where her husband is the new
assistant county agent for Lawrence
County. John Carl, almost two, will
have a new sister or brother in January.
One of the first two women to becoma
members of the Mississippi Air National
Guard, Carolyn Hicks, '52-'54, was com-
missioned a Second Lieutenant Flight
Nurse. She is a nui'se at University
Hospital in Jackson.
Charles F. Hill, '56, has been named
Dallas Home Office Representative cf
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Com-
pany's Group Insurance Department. He
is now responsible for the sale and
service of all types of Pacific Mutual
A Carnegie fellowship in teaching has
been awarded to George Whitener, '56,
by George Peabody College for Teach-
ers. He was recently released from
active duty by the armed services and
was married during the summer to Joan
A Master of Arts degree in music
theory was presented to Samuel Leander
Jones, '57, at the 108th commencement
of the University of Rochester. He is
continuing his study toward the Ph.D.
degree in composition at the school,
where he has been named conductor of
the Hillel Chamber Orchestra, a well-
known interfaith group. Mrs. Jones,
the former Nancy Peacock, '57, is
teaching in Webster Elementary School
.\mong the twenty Southern ladies
competing for the title of Miss Dixie
during the annual Dixie Frolics at Day-
tona Beach was Nancy Crawford, '57.
She was maiTied in October to Dr.
Charles Steck, and they are living in
sistant during the 1958-59 year while
he works toward his Master's degree.
One of two students among 700 in
the school of engineering at Columbia
University to be offered summer jobs
by two of America's leading industries,
Tommy Naylor, '58, has been elected
president of the school's engineering
fraternity. Tommy attended Millsaps
and Columbia under the 3-2 program.
June Hull, '53-'55, is now Mrs. June
Unger. She and her Navy pilot husband
are stationed in Argenia, Newfoundland,
at the present time. Twin Jane, also
'53-'55, is serving as a missionary in
Korea and has announced plans for
her marriage in 1960.
Five members of the class of '58 had
a reunion in September as Carol Broun,
Joyce Nail, Bert Ward, and Sam Tom-
linson met at the Queen Elizabeth to
wish Glenda Wadsworth bon voyage.
Glenda, a Fulbright scholar, was leav-
ing for Grenoble, France, where she
is studying French literature. Carol and
Joyce are attending Columbia, and Bert
and Sam are attending General Theologi-
Following his graduation from Mill-
saps in January, 1958, Curtis Holloday
studied geology at Miami University in
Ohio. He will serve as laboratory as-
Two 1958 graduates are attending the
School of Social Welfare of the Florida
State University on scholarships from
the Mississippi Department of Public
Welfare. They are Jeannette Sylvester
and Beverly Hamblin, and reports are
that they are making fine records at
At least three January, '58, graduates
went immediately into the teaching field.
Yvonne Giffin Crawford accepted a posi-
tion teaching the fourth grade at Mc-
Willie School in Jackson while her
husband, DeWitt, '58. attends medical
^school. Joan Anderson taught the sixth
grade in her hometown, Woodville, Mis-
sissippi, prior to her marriage to George
Whitener, '56, and Nancy Rogers is
teaching in Pensacola, Florida.
Now in his first year at the Divinity
School of the University of Edinburg,
Eddie Williams, '58, took time on his
way to the school to visit the World's
Fair in Brussels and London and Paris.
He plans to tour places of Biblical in-
terest before his return to the States.
Nancy Caroline Vines, '54-'56, is a
research engineer with Temco Aircraft
Corporation in Dallas, Texas.
While serving as a career employee
of the U. S. Weather Bureau in Coral
Gables, Florida, Ophelia Tisdale, '55-'58,
is attending the University of Miami as
a special student.
John Magruder Sullivan
He Lived to Serve His Fellowman
A Millsaps tradition ended and a
legend began with the death February
5, 1957 of Dr. John Magruder Sullivan,
emeritus professor of chemistry and
For almost half a century Dr. Sullivan
was a living symbol of the Millsaps
spirit, beliefs, and traditions. He was,
in a very true sense, one of the founders
of "the Millsaps way."
Coming to Millsaps in 1902, Dr. Sulli-
van held the position of head of the
Department of Chemistrj* and Geology
until 1945, as well as vice president of
Millsaps from 1906-1923. One of his
favorite side lines in his early years
with the college was public relations
work. During the 1946 graduation cere-
monies the Doctor of Science degree was
awarded this versatile scientist.
Among his degrees were a Bachelor of
Arts from Centenary College in Jackson,
Louisiana, a Master of Arts from the
University of Mississippi and Vander-
bilt, and a Doctor of Philosophy from
During his years at Millsaps Dr.
Sullivan was not content to restrict
himself to the lecture room and labora-
tory. It was not at all uncommon to see
him lecturing to a geology class on an
excavation site where fossils had been
Anyone finding an unusual speciman
could always be sure of Dr. Sullivan's
interest. Many petrified whales found
in the Jackson area had him to thank
for the care with which they were
uncovered. As late as August, 1949,
at the age of 83, he helped excavate a
forty-foot Zeuglodon whale. Until a few
years ago, the vertebrae of a whale
adorned his front walk.
Two internationally recognized fossils
were discovered by Dr. Sullivan. One,
the Eogorgia sullivani, was named for
Dr. Sullivan by Sidney J. Hickson of
Cambridge, England. It represents part
of the axis of an Alcyonarian, a rare
coral rolled up in a spiral manner. The
original speciman is in the United States
The second fossil, the Galeodea
millsapsi (a dainty snail-like fossil) was
named for Millsaps by Dr. Sullivan. It
was found in Moody's Creek about two
blocks east of the Baptist Hospital. It
is also in the U. S. National Museum
In 1942 Dr. Sullivan had a part in
the discovery of a new Titanothere (a
gigantic ugly beast resembling both a
horse and a rhinosceros) near Quitman.
This is now on display in the U. S.
National Museum under the name of
His dedication to his work in no wise
surpassed his dedication to the church.
Serving as a member of the Board of
Stewards of Galloway Church from 1907
on, Dr. Sullivan was also a member of
the General Board of Lay Activities of
the Methodist Church from its organiza-
tion in 1922. In 1926 he was named
eorjference lay leader of the Mississippi
Annual Conference of the Methodist
Church. His religion extended far be-
yond his church duties, however, and
well might it be said of him "That first
he wrought, and afterward he taughte.''
According to the testimony of both
his pupils and contemporaries, his dom-
inant traits were enthusiasm and humor.
He had a zest for life which was evident
to his death and his enthusiasm for
everything was as unlimited as his
Academically his predominant inter-
ests were chemistry and geology, but
his knowledge by no means stopped
there. His mastery of Latin and Greek
was sufficient to allow him to substi-
tute when necessary. He organized and
played double bass in the first Millsaps
string orchestra. Painting and garden-
ing were among his numerous
talents. It has been said, "There were
very few things he didn't known some-
Life in all its aspects was fun to this
scientist. During his years as a Millsaps
professor, it was traditional for the
students to present a pi'ogi'am imitating
the various faculty members. Dr. Sul-
livan went ''beyond the call of sportsman-
ship" and supplied his imitators with
clothing and often even coached them.
As late as six or seven years ago he
participated in stunt night as a one
His students, knowing his good nature,
would play numerous pranks on Dr.
Sullivan. Such stunts as swapping the
back wheel for the front on his buggy
and eating his chickens were mild com-
pared to the time they placed his cow-
on top of Founders. For days the Doctor
could hear her lowing but Bossy was
nowhere to be seen. After the culprits
duly confessed, President Murrah told
them, "Boys, I don't know whether I'll
punish you or not if you'll just tell me
how you did it."
Dr. Sullivan would have full retalia-
tion in class with a stunt like putting
alcohol on his hat and "accidentally"
catching it afire in the Bunson burner
during an experiment. Horrified students
would try to call his attention to the
fire while he would disdainfully inquire
why they were interrupting his lecture.
Tobacco and the use thereof was a
longstanding pet peeve of Dr. Sullivan.
He would endeavor through numerous
experiments to show his students its
harmful effects on plant and animal
With the passing of Dr. Sullivan
passes an era of Millsaps life. He saw
the College grow from a few small
buildings to what it is today. His dedi-
cation of his home, Elsinore, now the
music hall, was only one indication of
his faith in Millsaps.
There is no better way to end this
brief sketch of a great man, an under-
standing teacher, and a Christian gen-
tleman than with the words inscribed
in the building named in his honor, "Ye
shall know the truth, and the truth shall
set you free."
Atomic power in Caesar's day?
It was there, in the ground, in the air and water. It
always had been. There are no more "raw materials"
today than there were when Eome ruled the world.
The only thing new is knowledge . . . knowledge of how
to get at and rearrange raw materials. Evei-y invention
of modern times was "available" to Rameses, Caesar,
In this sense, then, we have available today in existing
raw materials the inventions that can make our lives
longer, happier, and inconceivably eas'ier. We need only
knoivledge to bring them into reality.
Could there possibly be a better argument for the
strengthening of our sources of knowledge — our colleges
and universities? Can we possibly deny that the welfare,
progress — indeed the very fate — of our nation depends
on the quality of knowledge generated and transmitted
by these institutions of higher learning?
It is almost unbelievable that a society such as ours,
which has profited so vastly from an accelerated accumu-
lation of knowledge, should allow anything to threaten
the wellsprings of our learning.
Yet this is the case
The crisis that confronts our colleges today threatens
to weaken seriously their ability to produce the kind of
graduates who can assimilate and carry forward oui
rich heritage of learning.
The crisis is composed of several elements : a salary
scale that is driving away from teaching the kind oi
mind most qualified to teach; overcrowded classrooms;
and a mounting pressure for enrollment that will double
In a very real sense our personal and national progress
depends on our colleges. They 7nust have our aid..
Help the colleges or universities of your choice. Help
them plan for stronger faculties and expansion. The
returns will be greater than you think.
If you want to know what the college
crisis means to you, write for a free book-
let to: HIGHER EDUCATION, Box 36,
Times Square Station, New York 36,
KEEP IT BRIGHT
Sponsored as a public service, in cooperation with the Council for Financial Aid to Education, by
Millsaps College Alumni Association
A Reminder . . .
June 30 is Deadline
for Alumni Fund
Inside . . .
The College Teacher
Advice to Parents
Events of Note
^ i 1 1 s a p s
cA Message . . .
From the President
The College was honored in early
April with a visit by Dr. Goodrich C.
White, Past President and now Chancel-
lor of Emory Uni-
versity. Dr. White
had been invited to
the campus by the
tee of the Faculty to
confer Avith the Fac-
ulty and the Admin-
istration regard ing
the College in all of
its aspects — acade-
mic, fiscal, public re-
lations, alumni relations, student person-
nel services, religious life, library, phy-
Dr. White is eminently qualified to
study our situation and to make rec-
ommendations concerning its imiprove-
ment. He knows the problems and the
responsibilities of higher education. He
is intimately acquainted with Methodist
educational institutions, having been as-
sociated for a number of years with
the University Senate of the Methodist
Church. He has been a teacher, a dean,
a president, and is now a respected edu-
Before coming to the campus Dr.
White had received comprehensive and
detailed reports covering the entire pro-
gram of the College. He had occasion
to study recent publications, official
reports, and other documents. These
materials acquainted h i m thoroughly
with our achievements, our objectives,
During the three-day campus visit
there were leisurely conferences with
the divisions of the faculty, with ap-
propriate committees of the faculty,
with administrative and staff personnel.
On Thursday, April 2, Dr. White spoke
to the Millsaps College Associates at
their spring meeting. We are now
awaiting a full report from Dr. White
which wall include his recommendation.
The alumni will appreciate our en-
deavors further to strengthen the Col-
leg'e and to increase its usefulness. A
preliminary report from Dr. White was
given to both the Associates and the
faculty. He indicates that his visits
to colleges sometimes thrill, excite, and
reassure him. Without hesitation, he
says, he places Millsaips College in
Millsaps College Alumni News
Spring Edition — 1959
3 Alumni Day
4 The Problem of Discipline
6 An Editorial Warning
7 The College Teacher — 1959
26 Sanders Honored
27 Research Program
28 Major Miscellany
The new faculty member seeks the advice of a
beloved professor, now retired from the Millsaps
faculty, whose years of superior teaching helped
the college maintain its reputation for excellence.
Dr. B. E. Mitchell and Edward M. Collins, '52,
together represent the heart of the nation's system
of higher education — the devoted teacher.
Editor JAMES J. LIVESAY
Associate Editor SHIRLEY CALDWELL
MILLSAPS COLLEGE BULLETIN
Published monthly during the college year by Millsaps College, Jackson,
Mississippi. Entered as a second class matter November 21, 1916, at the Post
Office at J'ackson, Mississippi, under the act of Congress of August 24, 1912.
So Nice To Come Home To
Alumni Daj", Saturday, May 16, pro-
vides the perfect occasion for that visit
to the campus you've been planning.
10 A. M.
Registration for the Players Reunion
and Alumni Social Hour will be held
in the foyer of the Christian Center,
with coffee served in the North Lounge
by current members of Alpha Psi
Omega. A beautiful display of pictures
of Players productions will be in the
South Loung-e, and tapes of the Players'
musicals will be played in Room 4. Mem-
bers of Players will be on hand to lead
tours of the lighting and backstage
equipment. And, of course, Dr. M. C.
White and Professor Lance Goss will
be there. The morning's activities are
for everyone — not just former Players.
The Union Building cafeteria — com-
pletely air-conditioned — will be the
scene of an informal, through-the-line,
dutch luncheon. Tables will be reserv-
ed for Players alumni.
2 P. M.
Ever wish for the good ol' college
days? Now's the time to make the
dream a reality. Seminars on topics
of current interest will be conducted by
Dr. Harry Manley, chairman of the po-
litical science department; and Dr. J. D.
Wroten, chairman of the religion depart-
ment. It'll be like being in school again,
listening to your favorite professor, but
with all of the pleasure and none of the
pain — those inevitable exams.
3 :45 P. M.
Anyone who misses the Convocation
will lose an opportunity for an un-
forgettable experience. All former stu-
dents of Dr. White know what an ex-
cellent raconteur he is, and no one
who knows will fail to be on hand to
hear him. A film of "Three Wise
Fools," a play in which Dr. White, Dr.
Sanders, Dr. Hamilton, and Dr. Fleming
starred, will be shown. Then Lance
Goss, one of the South's foremost di-
rectors, will speak on recent trends
and developments and plans for the
future. Numbers by the stars of the
musicals will illustrate.
5:30 P. M.
The Alumni Day Banquet, to be held
in the cafeteria, should attract the larg-
est crowd ever. Dr. Finger will speak
on the state of the College, and results
of the Alumni Association officers
election will be announced.
8:15 P. M.
The winner of four outstanding
theatrical awards, including the Pulitzer
Pi'ize, "The Dairy of Anne Frank" will
be presented by the Millsaps Players,
under the direction of Mr. Goss. Alumni
and their spouses who attend other
activities of the day will be guests of
the College. The, combination of a
fine play and the talent of Lance Goss
for giving it that professional touch
makes the production in itself worthy
of a day away from the job or other
What Makes Johnny Behave — or Misbehave?
A Psychologist Looks at Discipline
By RUSSELL LEVANWAY, Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of P'sychology
The purpose of this article is to offer
a constructive approach to the problem
of discipline. At the cost of being
sketchy, the plan is to present a com-
prehensive picture of the many facets
of discipline, brinj;ing together ideas
from a great many sources. Inherent
in these ideas is the conviction that
discipline must be viewed in the total
context of parent-child relationships.
A parent is continually engaged in
two complementary processes: (1) creat-
ing an optimum overall relationship
with his children, and (2) dealing with
everyday, practical situations which re-
quire some reaction on his part in re-
spect to his children. Of these two
processes, it is far more important
for the parent to concern himself with
creating a desirable overall relationship
than to be too concerned with handling
the individual situations. The relative
importance of an individual situation
can be brought into focus if one recog-
nizes that no one situation will either
establish or destroy a good relation-
The ideal parent - child relationship
possesses the following characteristics:
acceptance, permissiveness, consistency,
freedom from overprotection, and an
attitude of expectancy.
ACCEPTANCE — Acceptance includes
the idea of affection but is a broader
term than affection. A parent must
Dr. Russell Levanway is a graduate of tht
University of Miami. He received his M. S. and
his Ph. D. decrees from Syracuse I'niversity. He
is married to the former Jill Clanton. The Levan-
ways have four children. Dr. Levanway joined
the Millsaps faculty in the summer of 1956.
accept and respect his child in a very
literal sense. He must admit to himself
both the strengths and limitations of
the child and must like him as a person
in spite of his weakness and misbe-
havior. His acceptance of his child
is not contingent upon good behavior.
It is crucial when punishing a child to
distinguish between rejection ol" the mis-
deed and rejection of the child. Ac-
ceptance must not be misinterpreted,
moreover, as implying blind approval.
PERMISSIVENESS — A parent can
easily allow his child a great deal more
freedom in thought and behavior than
is typically the case. Our recommenda-
tion is that parents decide between
themselves what the really necessary
restrictions are and then allow freedom
in all other areas. In respect to these
really important restrictions, however,
scrupulous consistency should be main-
CONSISTENCY — In order for a
child to learn to predict his environ-
ment, consistent treatment is essential.
If the consequences of one's behavior
are not clear-cut, one has no guide by
which to judge what is approved by
society. It is believed by some authori-
ties that consistently bad treatment of
a child is preferable to extremely erratic
FREEDOM FROM OVERPROTEC-
TION — Certainly a large proportion of
a child's learning exiperiences should
take place in situations where his par-
ents cannot direct and control the situa-
tion. All parents possess biases which
lead to excesses and oversights. The
best way to balance these parental biases
is to allow the developing child to have
many other experiences with many dif-
ferent kinds of people. Fortunate is
the child who is able to mingle freely
with children and adults and to learn
many modes of adaptation.
This recommendation should not be
taken by parents as license to shirk
their responsibilities for the instilling
or values, attitudes, and goals in their
children. Nor does it suggest that
parents completely turn over disciplining
to other agencies. Nor does it ignore
the parents' responsibility for maintain-
ing reasonable safeguards against physi-
cal dangers or bizarre experiences to
which a child should not be exposed.
ATTITUDE OF EXPECTANCY — As
an overall control over the spirit of
freedom suggested by the above para-
graphs, we should like to introduce the
concep«t of expectancy. By expectancy
we mean that the effective parent, pri-
marily through his actions, will convey
to his child that he expects him to
observe a great many social conventions,
especially those relating to the con-
sideration of the rights and feelings
of others. A parent can expect his
child to grant the same freedom and
respect for others that should typify
the parent's attitude toward his child.
The experienced parent by this time
is probably thinking that this kind of
talk is all well and good, but that a
good overall relationship is an outgrowth
of the handling of many individual
A specific parental reaction to a child
can be classified as either rewarding,
punishing, or ignoring of a particular
act on the child's part. Research find-
ings are convincing that rewarding is
by far the most effective and desirable
of these three reactions. Yet, as parents,
we tend to ignore a child so long as
he is behaving as we want him to and
to notice him only when he steps out
of line. The ideal time to give a child
attention is when he is behaving. If
we fail to pat him on the back at the
appropriate time, we may have to pat
him elsewhere later. Even unfavorable
attention may be more desirable to the
child than no attention at all.
Ignoring sometimes is a particularly
effective approach to the elimination of
undesirable habits, especially in the
formative stage. The writer has found
this a successful way of dealing- with
his young off-spring's experimentation
with swearing. Failure to notice these
words has resulted in their disappear-
ance from the child's speaking vocabu-
lary. Of course, if this method were
ineffective, the air assuredly would be
cleared in some other way.
The effects of punishment are vari-
able. Under certain circumstances,
punishment may be highly successful in
dealing with the obvious ,pToblem at
hand. At the same time, there is al-
ways the risk that any one of a number
of undesirable by-products may be pro-
duced. As a g-eneral rule, punishment
is the least preferred method of dis-
cipline. Yet there are times when the
responsibility for inflicting punishment
cannot be evaded. This is particularly
true in a group situation where mis-
behavior cannot be ignored beyond a
certain point. For this reason the fol-
lowing recommendations are made to
avoid or minimize those limitations,
which, though not inherent in punish-
ment, occur with unfortunate frequency.
Proper timing- is one of the problems
that must be solved if punishment is
to have any desired effect. The child
who pilfers cookies from the cookie
jar gains immediate satisfaction from
eating them, thus reinforcing this kind
of behavior. Subsequent delayed punish-
ment has no cause and effect relation-
ship to the crime. This is particularly
true of the younger child. The mother
who says to her off-spring, "Wait till
your daddy gets home," is clearly violat-
ing the principle of proper timing.
Probably the only thing the child will
learn is a fear of the father's home-
coming. Of course, if her statement
causes the child to start worrying and
to continue this anxiety all day, this
becomes an immediate and prolonged
ipunishment, which may be teiTibly ef-
fective in one sense but which may
easily bring about undesirable conse-
quences as well. With the young child
particularly, punish only if the timing-
is just right.
Other Negative Aspects
A second limitation of punishment,
per se, is that it tells the child only
what not to do. The parent has the
responsibility of following through with
a positive course of action.
Punishment is also recognized as
causing- the learner to suppress his
behavior, not to eliminate it. Again a
positive approach of substituting a more
desirable form of behavior is indicated.
Perhaps the greatest cause for con-
cern about punishment is the possibility
of upsetting both parent and child. Rath-
er than changing behavioi-, emotional
upset may cause rigidity of thinking
and behavior, thus perpetuating the un-
desirable act. Also, punishment may
cause the child to dislike both the situa-
tion in which he is punished and the
person doing the punishing. The parent,
on the other hand, may have feelings
of guilt about his role. In this con-
nection, it should be recognized that so
long as the parent observes the cautions
mentioned here, there is no justifica-
tion for such guilt feelings.
Another possible complication in pun-
ishment is the fact that a parent may
use his authority to e.xpress aggression
toward a child rather than toward the
person to whom it should have been
directed originally. The man who per-
mits his boss to bawl him out undeserv-
edly is apt to come home and find fault
with his wife, who will spank the child,
who will kick the dog, who will bite
the cat, ad infinitum. The solution to
this situation is to respond appropriate-
ly and at the right time where ag-
gressive behavior is indicated. Frequent-
ly the boss will admire a man vj'ao
defends himself justifiably.
Mild punishment may be merely e.x-
citing- and actually reinforce misbe-
havior. If punishment is used, it should
constitute real punishment. This re-
quires an intimate knowledge of the
particular child and what constitutes
effective punishment for that child.
So long- as we use punishment, child-
ren are going to devise ways of circum-
venting it. Lying, cheating, crying, etc.,
frequently have their origins in such
situations. This sort of behavior may
be precipitated particularly by prolonged
parent-child conferences in which the
child is asked to explain his behavior,
admit his guilt, etc. It is probably bet-
ter to react too hastily and punish in-
appropriately than to make too big an
issue of talking about and moralizing
about a child's every misdeed.
In setting oneself up as an arbitrator
and rewarding and punishing a child
according to one's interpretation of a
situation, one always runs the risk of
damaging one's relationship with one's
child. The kind of punishment is un-
important. The attitude conveyed is
crucial. Respect for the child can and
must be maintained, .-^.s a criterion for
judging the appropriateness of punish-
ment, a person should ask himself the
question: "Would I act this way toward
a good friend?"
The Levanwav Family Council
hi the Field of Education
WHO ARE TODAY'S CAPITALISTS?
An Editorial Made Available by the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
This editorial deals with a simiple
question about college faculty salaries:
Which country pays its teachers better,
Russia or the United States ? It's a
good question, with a sadly embai'rassing
That American college and university
teachers are underpaid is not a novel
observation. But what lias happened
to the economic status of their pro-
fession can be put in more candid terms.
As far as financial incentives are con-
cerned, we have virtually socialized the
academic profession. Teaching- has be-
come such a poorly paid cai-eer, with
so little prospect of material reward
for outstanding performance, that it
simply does not attract enough highly
qualified young men and women.
Ironically, the Soviet I'nion has de-
liberately and successfully used capita-
list incentives to improve its educational
system. Although the Russians show an
utter disregard of civil liberties, they
pay their teachers well and confer on
them all the prestige and privileges the
Soviet society can offer. Russian pro-
fessors, together with party officials
and scientists, have become the privi-
leged upper class of a supposedly class-
To be a college teacher requires high
intellectual competence and long, some-
times costly, formal training. Aside
from the appeal of academic life, what
incentive does college training offer
bright young men and women?
In the U. S., the average faculty
salary is little more than the average
income of industrial workers. According
to the National Education Association,
the average faculty salary is about
$5,240. College instructors receive 84,100,
associate professors $5,730 and full pro-
fessors $7,100. The average income of
U. S. factory workers in 1956 was
Actually, workers in many industries
— steel, automobile and petroleum, for
example — earn more on the average
than college teachers. And skilled work-
ers often earn more than full professor.,
at some of our colleges and universities.
In Russia, on the other hand, the
young Soviet graduate can see that it
pays — and pays well — to choose
teaching as a career. The head of a
department in a Russian university can
command a salary of about 6,000 rubles
a month. This is about eight times the
income of the average Russian worker,
who earns 750 rubles a month.
The Russian professor comes off very
well in terms of what his income will
buy. It has been estimated that, based
on Soviet consumption patterns, 6,000
rubles a month is worth about $7,200
a year — or hig-her than the avei'age
professor's salary in the U. S. Of course,
it is difficult to compare living stand-
ards in two countries as different as
the U. S. and Russia. But particularly
in the field of science — where the
salaries can run to 15,000 or more rubles
a month — it is clear that the Soviet
professoi- enjoys a hig-her real income
than that offered his American counter-
part by a much m ore prosperous
Incentives To Be A Good Teacher
Russia also offers much higher prem-
iums than the U. S. to those who attain
distinction in teaching. Teachers at the
university level earn significantly more
than teachers in high schools, and uni-
versity instructors can look forward to
a sharply progressive rise in earning
power as they advance to higher posi-
tions. The spread between the income
of a full professor and the lowest acade-
mic position is greater than fifteen to
one. In addition, full professors can
earn a healthy bonus if they are elected
to membership in the Russian Academy
In the U. S., by contrast, full pro-
fessors on the average earn less than
twice as much as beginning instructors.
And many college professors earn less
than public school teachers in large
cities. Even a full professor's pay does
not compai'e with earnings in other pro-
fessions or in positions in industry re-
quiring similar training.
Our colleges and universities, as well
as our teachers, find themselves in a
serious predicament. Faced with a short-
age of both funds and teachers, they
cannot reward distinguished perform-
ances. Limited resources for salary in-
creases have gone predominantly to the
lower ranks, so that an adequate number
of teachers could be retained. Mean-
while, ipotentially fine teachers are be-
ing- siphoned off into better paid oc-
Earlier editorials in this series have
outlined various ways American busi-
ness can help relieve the financial plight
of our colleges and universities. They
have suggested that private contribu-
tions to higher education should average
at least S400 million a year over the
next ten years if faculty salaries are
to be raised to adequate levels and our
colleges are to be able to meet in-
creasing operating costs.
Another standard for raising faculty
salaries proposed by an American busi-
nessman is this: "When a teacher's in-
come gets to a point where you will
suggest to your boy that he ought to
give some thought to teaching as a
profession, then we may be ajpproaching
the ri.aht figure."
Russia clearly has set her teaching
salaries well above the "right" figure.
We are nowhere near it. What this
adds up to is that the Communists —
not we — have become the shrewd
capitalists in the vital field of educa-
College Teaching — A Special Report
This issue will feature a special report on the
problems and rewards of those who teach in higher
education. Although the faculty member described
in the report is not ,a Millsaps professor, he symbo-
lizes the circumstances and the attitudes which are
a part of the life of every college teacher. The re-
port demonstrates the fact that it is actually the
college teacher himself who underwrites the cost
of higher education thiough a low income far out
of proportion to current living costs. At the same
time it shows the reason men and women continue
to choose the profession. Most important for the
readers of Major Notes, it shows what alumni can
do to make certain that Millsaps continues to equip
young people with the tools of future leadership.
i ^^ i
The strength of higher education in America
and of Millsaps College is symbolized in the
pictures of Dr. B. E. Mitchell, emeritus chairman
of the department of mathematics, and Edward
M. Collins, instructor of speech. Great teaching
has been a tradition at Millsaps and must be main-
tained at all costs. Promising young men like
Edward Collins must be persuaded to remain at
Millsaps — encouraged to grow in the teaching
proficiency and the ability to inspire love for
learning which Dr. Mitchell and his colleagues of
the past so richly possessed.
Millsaps College has made commendable begin-
nings in this important task. Modest increases
have been made in faculty salaries and substantial
insurance and retirement benefits are now of-
fered. Faculty offices recently completed give pri-
vacy and comfort. Efforts are being made to
provide additional time for research and reduction
in non-teaching responsibilities. Compared with
other institutions of similar type in this region,
Millsaps College is making progress. Much more
must be done, however.
♦ " *««» HlK
■ « ■ " »*»%
-M ' -««*.
' 'If I were sitting here
and the whole outside world
were indifferent to what I
was doing, I would still want
to be doing just what I am.*'
I'VE ALWAYS FOUND IT SOMEWHAT HARD TO
SAY JUST WHY I CHOSE TO BE A PROFESSOR.
There are many reasons, not all of them tangible
things which can be pulled out and explained. I still
hear people say, "Those who can, do; those who
can't, teach." But there are many teachers who can.
They are teachers because they have more than the
usual desire to communicate. They are excited enough
about something to want to tell others, have others
love it as they love it, tell people the how of some-
thing, and the why.
I like to see students who will carry the intellectual
spark into the world beyond my time. And I like to
think that maybe I have something to do with this.
THERE IS A CERTAIN FREEDOM
IN THIS JOB, TOO.
A professor doesn't punch a time clock. He is allowed
the responsibility of planning his own time and activi-
ties. This freedom of movement provides something
very valuable — time to think and consider.
I've always had the freedom to teach what I believe
to be true. I have never been interfered with in what
I wanted to say — either in the small college or in the
large university. I know there have been and are in-
fringements on academic freedom. But they've never
happened to me.
I LIKE YOUNG PEOPLE.
I REGARD MYSELF AS YOUNG.
I'm still eager about many of the things I was eager
about as a young man. It is gratifying to see bright
young men and women excited and enthusiastic about
scholarship. There are times when I feel that I'm only
an old worn boulder in the never-ending stream of
students. There are times when I want to flee, when I
look ahead to a quieter life of contemplation, of
reading things I've always wanted to read. Then a
brilliant and likeable human being comes along,
whom I feel I can help — and this makes it all the
more worthwhile. When I see a young teacher get a
start, I get a vicarious feeling of beginning again.
PEOPLE ASK ME ABOUT THE
"DRAWBACKS" IN TEACfflNG.
I find it difficult to be glib about this. There are major
problems to be faced. There is this business of salaries,
of status and dignity, of anti-intellectuahsm, of too
much to do in too little time. But these are problems,
not drawbacks. A teacher doesn't become a teacher
in spite of them, but with an awareness that they
exist and need to be solved.
AND THERE IS THIS
MATTER OF "STATUS.
Terms like "egghead" tend to suggest that the in-
tellectual is something hke a toadstool — almost phys-
ically different from everyone else. America is ob-
sessed with stereotypes. There is a whole spectrum of
personaUties in education, all individuals. The notion
that the intellectual is somebody totally removed from
what human beings are supposed to be is absurd.
TODAY MAN HAS LESS TIME
ALONE THAN ANY MAN BEFORE HIM.
But we are here for only a limited time, and I would
rather spend such time as I have thinking about the
meaning of the universe and the purpose of man, than
doing something else. I've spent hours in libraries
and on park benches, escaping long enough to do a
Uttle thinking. I can be found occasionally sitting
out there with sparrows perching on me, almost.
"fVe may always be running just to keep
from falling behind. But the person who
is a teacher because he wants to teach,
because he is deeply interested in people
and scholarship, will pursue it as long as
he can." — Loren C. Eiseley
-HE CIRCUMSTANCE is a Strange one. In recent
years Americans have spent more money on the trappings of
higher education than ever before in history. More
parents than ever have set their sights on a college education
for their children. More buildings than ever
have been put up to accommodate the crowds. But in the
midst of this national preoccupation with higher
education, the indispensable element in education — the
teacher — somehow has been overlooked.
The results are unfortunate — not only for college teachers, but
for college teaching as well, and for all whose Uves it touches.
If allowed to persist, present conditions could lead
to so serious a decUne in the excellence of higher education
that we would require generations to recover from it.
Among educators, the problem is the subject
of current concern and debate and experiment. What is missing,
and urgently needed, is full public awareness of the
problem — and full public support of measures to deal with it.
-ERE IS A TASK for the college alumnus and alumna. No one
knows the value of higher education better than
the educated. No one is better able to take action, and to
persuade others to take action, to preserve and increase its value.
Will they do it? The outlines of the problem, and some
guideposts to action, appear in the pages that follow.
WILL WE RUN OUT OF
No; there will always be someone to fill classroom vacancies. But
quality is almost certain to drop unless something is done quickly
"» "^ TTiERE WHX THE TEACHERS COME FROM?
%/%/ The number of students enrolled in America's
' ' colleges and universities this year exceeds last
year's figure by more than a quarter million. In ten years
it should pass six miUion — nearly double today's en-
The number of teachers also may have to double. Some
educators say that within a decade 495,000 may be needed
— more than twice the present number.
Can we hope to meet the demand? If so, what is hkely
to happen to the quality of teaching in the process?
"Great numbers of youngsters will flood into our col-
leges and universities whether we are prepared or not," a
report of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of
Teaching has pointed out. "These youngsters will be
taught — taught well or taught badly. And the demand for
teachers will somehow be at least partly met — if not with
well-prepared teachers then with ill-prepared, if not with
superior teachers then with inferior ones."
MOST IMMEDIATE is the problem of finding enough
qualified teachers to meet classes next fall. Col-
lege administrators must scramble to do so.
"The staffing problems are the worst in my 30 years'
experience at hiring teaching staff," said one college presi-
dent, replying to a survey by the U.S. Office of Educa-
tion's Division of Higher Education.
"The securing and retaining of well-trained, effective
teachers is the outstanding problem confronting all col-
leges today," said another.
One logical place to start reckoning with the teacher
shortage is on the present faculties of American colleges
and universities. The shortage is hardly alleviated by the
fact that substantial numbers of men and women find it
necessary to leave college teaching each year, for largely
financial reasons. So serious is this problem — and so
relevant is it to the college alumnus and alumna — that a
separate article in this report is devoted to it.
The scarcity of funds has led most colleges and uni-
versities to seek at least short-range solutions to the
teacher shortage by other means.
Difficulty in finding young new teachers to fill faculty
vacancies is turning the attention of more and more ad-
ministrators to the other end of the academic line, where
tried and able teachers are about to retire. A few institu-
tions have modified the upper age limits for faculty. Others
are keeping selected faculty members on the payroll past
the usual retirement age. A number of institutions are
fining their own vacancies with the cream of the men and
women retired elsewhere, and two organizations, the Asso-
ciation of American Colleges and the American Associa-
tion of University Professors, with the aid of a grant from
the Ford Foundation, have set up a "Retired Professors
Registry" to facilitate the process.
Old restraints and handicaps for the woman teacher are
disappearing in the colleges. Indeed, there are special
opportunities for her, as she earns her standing alongside
the man who teaches. But there is no room for com-
placency here. We can no longer take it for granted that
the woman teacher will be any more available than the
man, for she exercises the privilege of her sex to change
her mind about teaching as about other matters. Says
Dean Nancy Duke Lewis of Pembroke College: "The day
has passed when we could assume that every woman who
earned her Ph.D. would go into college teaching. She
needs something positive today to attract her to the col-
leges because of the welcome that awaits her talents in
business, industry, government, or the foundations. Her
freedom to choose comes at a time when undergraduate
women particularly need distinguished women scholars to
inspire them to do their best in the classroom and labo-
ratory — and certainly to encourage them to elect college
teaching as a career."
SOME HARD-PRESSED ADMINISTRATORS find themselves
forced to accelerate promotions and salary increases
in order to attract and hold faculty members. Many
are being forced to settle for less qualified teachers.
In an effort to attract and keep teachers, most colleges
are providing such necessities as improved research facili-
ties and secretarial help to relieve faculty members of
paperwork and administrative burdens, thus giving faculty
members more time to concentrate on teaching and
In the process of revising their curricula many colleges
are eliminating courses that overlap one another or are
considered frivolous. Some are increasing the size of
lecture classes and ehminating classes they deem too small.
Finally, somewhat in desperation (but also with the
firm conviction that the technological age must, after all,
have something of value to offer even to the most basic
and fundamental exercises of education), experiments are
being conducted with teaching by films and television.
At Penn State, where televised instruction is in its ninth
semester, TV has met with mixed reactions. Students
consider it a good technique for teaching courses with
large enrollments — and their performance in courses em-
ploying television has been as good as that of students
having personal contact with their teachers. The reaction
of faculty members has been less favorable. But accept-
ance appears to be growing: the number of courses offered
on television has grown steadily, and the number of faculty
members teaching via TV has grown, also.
Elsewhere, teachers are far from unanimity on the sub-
ject of TV. "Must the TV technicians take over the col-
leges?" asked Professor Ernest Earnest of Temple Uni-
versity in an article title last fall. "Like the conventional
lecture system, TV lends itself to the sausage-stuffing con-
cept of education," Professor Earnest said. The classroom,
he argued, "is the place for testing ideas and skills, for the
interchange of ideas" — objectives difficult to attain when
one's teacher is merely a shadow on a fluorescent screen.
The TV pioneers, however, believe the medium, used
properly, holds great promise for the future.
FOR THE LONG RUN, the traditional sources of supply
for college teaching fall far short of meeting the de-
mand. The Ph.D., for example, long regarded by
many colleges and universities as the ideal "driver's
license" for teachers, is awarded to fewer than 9,000
persons per year. Even if, as is probable, the number of
students enrolled in Ph.D. programs rises over the next
few years, it will be a long time before they have traveled
the full route to the degree.
Meanwhile, the demand for Ph.D.'s grows, as industry,
consulting firms, and government compete for many of the
men and women who do obtain the degree. Thus, at the
very time that a great increase is occurring in the number
of undergraduates who must be taught, the supply of new
college teachers with the rank of Ph.D. is even shorter
"During each of the past four years," reported the
National Education Association in 1958, "the average
level of preparation of newly employed teachers has
fallen. Four years ago no less than 31.4 per cent of the
new teachers held the earned doctor's degree. Last year
only 23.5 per cent were at this high level of preparation."
ERE ARE SOME of the causes of concern about the
Ph.D., to which educators are directing their
► The Ph.D. program, as it now exists in most graduate
schools, does not sufficiently emphasize the development
of teaching skills. As a result, many Ph.D.'s go into
teaching with little or no idea how to teach, and make
a mess of it when they try. Many who don't go into
teaching might have done so, had a greater emphasis been
laid upon it when they were graduate students.
► The Ph.D. program is indefinite in its time require-
ments; they vary from school to school, from department
to department, from student to student, far more than
seems warranted. "Generally the Ph.D. takes at least
four years to get," says a committee of the Association
of Graduate Schools. "More often it takes si.x or seven.
and not infrequently ten to fifteen. . . . If we put our heads
to the matter, certainly we ought to be able to say to a
good student: 'With a leeway of not more than one year,
it will take you so and so long to take the Ph.D." "
► "Uncertainty about the time required," says the
Association's Committee on Policies in Graduate Educa-
tion, "leads in turn to another kind of uncertainty —
financial uncertainty. Doubt and confusion on this score
have a host of disastrous effects. Many superior men,
facing unknowns here, abandon thoughts about working
for a Ph.D. and realistically go oflfto law or the like. . . ."
ALTHOUGH ROUGHLY HALF of the teachers in Amer-
/\ ica's colleges and universities hold the Ph.D., more
-^ ^ than three quarters of the newcomers to college
and university teaching, these days, don't have one. In
the years ahead, it appears inevitable that the proportion
of Ph.D.'s to non-Ph.D.'s on America's faculties will
Next in line, after the doctorate, is the master's degree.
For centuries the master's was "the" degree, until, with
the growth of the Ph.D. in America, it began to be moved
into a back seat. In Great Britain its prestige is still high.
But in America the M. A. has, in some graduate schools,
deteriorated. Where the M.A.'s standards have been kept
high, on the other hand, able students have been able to
prepare themselves, not only adequately but well, for
Today the M.A. is one source of hope in the teacher
shortage. "If the M.A. were of universal dignity and
good standing," says the report of the Committee on
Policies in Graduate Education, ". . . this ancient degree
could bring us succor in the decade ahead. . . .
"The nub of the problem ... is to get rid of 'good' and
'bad' M.A.'s and to set up generally a 'rehabilitated' de-
gree which will have such worth in its own right that
a man entering graduate school will consider the possi-
bility of working toward the M.A. as the first step to the
One problem would remain. "If you have a master's
degree you are still a mister and if you have a Ph.D., no
matter where it is from, you are a doctor," Dean G. Bruce
Dearing, of the University of Delaware, has said. "The
town looks at you differently. Business looks at you dif-
ferently. The dean may; it depends on how discriminating
The problem won't be solved, W. R. Dennes, former
dean of the graduate school of the University of Cahfornia
at Berkeley, has said, "until universities have the courage
... to select men very largely on the quality of work they
have done and soft-pedal this matter of degrees."
A point for parents and prospective students to remem-
ber — and one of which alumni and alumnae might re-
mind them — is that counting the number of Ph.D.'s in a
college catalogue is not the only, or even necessarily the
best, way to judge the worth of an educational institution
or its faculty's abilities. To base one's judgment solely on
such a count is quite a temptation, as William James noted
56 years ago in "The Ph.D. Octopus": "The dazzled read-
er of the list, the parent or student, says to himself, 'This
must be a terribly distinguished crc vd — their titles shine
like the stars in the firmament; Ph.D.'s, Sc.D.'s, and
Litt.D.'s bespangle the page as if they were sprinkled over
it from a pepper caster.' "
The Ph.D. will remain higher education's most honored
earned degree. It stands for a depth of scholarship and
productive research to which the master has not yet
addressed himself so intensively. But many educational
leaders expect the doctoral programs to give more em-
phasis to teaching. At the same time the master's degree
will be strengthened and given more prestige.
In the process the graduate schools will have taken a
long step toward solving the shortage of qualified college
SOME OF THE CHANGES being made by colleges and
universities to meet the teacher shortage constitute
reasonable and overdue refomis. Other changes are
admittedly desperate — and possibly dangerous — attempts
to meet today's needs.
The central problem is to get more young people
interested in college teaching. Here, college alumni and
alumnae have an opportunity to provide a badly needed
service to higher education and to superior young people
themselves. The problem of teacher supply is not one
with which the college administrator is able to cope alone.
President J. Seelye Bixler, of Colby College, recently
said: "Let us cultivate a teacher-centered point of view.
There is tragedy as well as truth in the old saying that in
Europe when you meet a teacher you tip your hat, whereas
over here you tap your head. Our debt to our teachers is
very great, and fortunately we are beginning to realize
that we must make some attempt to balance the account.
Money and prestige are among the first requirements.
"Most important is independence. Too often we sit
back with the comfortable feeling that our teachers have
all the freedom they desire. We forget that the payoff
comes in times of stress. Are we really willing to allow
them independence of thought when a national emergency
is in the offing? Are we ready to defend them against all
pressure groups and to acknowledge their right to act as
critics of our customs, our institutions, and even our
national policy? Evidence abounds that for some of our
more vociferous compatriots this is too much. They see no
reason why such privileges should be offered or why a
teacher should not express his patriotism in the same out-
worn and often irrelevant shibboleths they find so dear
and so hard to give up. Surely our educational task has
not been completed until we have persuaded them that a
teacher should be a pioneer, a leader, and at times a non-
conformist with a recognized right to dissent. As Howard
Mumford Jones has observed, we can hardly allow our-
selves to become a nation proud of machines that think
and suspicious of any man who tries to."
By lending their support to programs designed to im-
prove the climate for teachers at their own colleges, alumni
can do much to alter the conviction held by many that
teaching is tolerable only to martyrs.
Most teachers teach because they love their Jobs. But low pay is
forcing many to leave the profession, just when we need them most
EVERY TUESDAY EVENING for the past three and a half
months, the principal activity of a 34-year-old
' associate professor of chemistry at a first-rate mid-
western college has centered around Section 3 of the pre-
vious Sunday's New York Times. The Times, which ar-
rives at his office in Tuesday afternoon's mail delivery,
customarily devotes page after page of Section 3 to large
help-wanted ads, most of them directed at scientists and
engineers. The associate professor, a Ph.D., is job-
"There's certainly no secret about it," he told a recent
visitor. "At least two others in the department are look-
ing, too. We'd all give a lot to be able to stay in teach-
ing; that's what we're trained for, that's what we like.
But we simply can't swing it financially."
"I'm up against it this spring," says the chairman of
the physics department at an eastern college for women.
"Within the past two weeks two of my people, one an
associate and one an assistant professor, turned in their
resignations, effective in June. Both are leaving the field
— one for a job in industry, the other for government
work. I've got strings out, all over the country, but so
far I've found no suitable replacements. We've always
prided ourselves on having Ph.D.'s in these jobs, but it
looks as if that's one resolution we'll have to break in
"We're a long way from being able to compete with
industry when young people put teaching and industry on
the scales," says Vice Chancellor Vern O. Knudsen of
UCLA. "Salary is the real rub, of course. Ph.D.'s in
physics here in Los Angeles are getting $8-12,000 in
industry without any experience, while about all we can
offer them is $5,500. Things are not much better in the
One young Ph.D. candidate sums it up thus: "We want
to teach and we want to do basic research, but industry
offers us twice the salary we can get as teachers. We talk
it over with our wives, but it's pretty hard to turn down
$10,000 to work for less than half that amount."
"That woman you saw leaving my office: she's one of
our most brilliant young teachers, and she was ready to
leave us," said a women's college dean recently. "I per-
suaded her to postpone her decision for a couple of
months, until the results of the alumnae fund drive are in.
We're going to use that money entirely for raising sala-
ries, this year. If it goes over the top, we'll be able to hold
some of our best people. If it falls short. . . I'm on the
phone every morning, talking to the fund chairman,
counting those dollars, and praying."
THE DIMENSIONS of the tcacher-salary problem in the
United States and Canada are enormous. It has
reached a point of crisis in public institutions and in
private institutions, in richly endowed institutions as well
as in poorer ones. It exists even in Catholic colleges and
universities, where, as student populations grow, more
and more laymen must be found in order to supplement
the limited number of clerics available for teaching posts.
"In a generation," says Seymour E. Harris, the dis-
tinguished Harvard economist, "the college professor has
lost 50 per cent in economic status as compared to the
average American. His real income has decUned sub-
stantially, while that of the average American has risen
by 70-80 per cent."
Figures assembled by the American Association of
University Professors show how seriously the college
teacher's economic standing has deteriorated. Since
1939, according to the AAUP's latest study (published in
1958), the purchasing power of lawyers rose 34 per cent,
that of dentists 54 per cent, and that of doctors 98 per
cent. But at the five state universities surveyed by the
AAUP, the purchasing power of teachers in all ranks rose
only 9 per cent. And at twenty-eight privately controlled
institutions, the purchasing power of teachers' salaries
dropped by 8.5 per cent. While nearly everybody else in
the country was gaining ground spectacularly, teachers
were losing it.
The AAUP's sample, it should be noted, is not repre-
sentative of all colleges and universities in the United
States and Canada. The institutions it contains are, as
the AAUP says, "among the better colleges and universi-
ties in the country in salary matters." For America as a
whole, the situation is even worse.
The National Education Association, which studied
the salaries paid in the 1957-58 academic year by more
than three quarters of the nation's degree-granting insti-
tutions and by nearly two thirds of the junior colleges,
found that half of all college and university teachers
earned less than S6,015 per year. College instructors
earned a median salary of only $4,562 — not much better
than the median salary of teachers in public elementary
schools, whose economic plight is well known.
The implications of such statistics are plain.
"Higher salaries," says Robert Lekachman, professor
of economics at Barnard College, "would make teaching
a reasonable alternative for the bright young lawyer, the
bright young doctor. Any ill-paid occupation becomes
something of a refuge for the ill-trained, the lazy, and the
incompetent. If the scale of salaries isn't improved, the
quality of teaching won't improve; it will worsen. Unless
.Americans are willing to pay more for higher education,
they will have to be satisfied with an inferior product."
Says President Margaret Clapp of Wellesley College,
which is devoting all of its fund-raising efforts to accumu-
lating enough money ($15 million) to strengthen faculty
salaries: "Since the war, in an efiort to keep alive the
profession, discussion in America of teachers' salaries has
necessarily centered on the minimums paid. But insofar
as money is a factor in decision, wherever minimums only
are stressed, the appeal is to the underprivileged and the
timid; able and ambitious youths are not likely to listen."
PEOPLE IN SHORT SUPPLY:
WHAT IS THE ANSWER?
It appears certain that if college teaching is to
attract and hold top-grade men and women, a
drastic step must be taken: salaries must be doubled
within five to ten years.
There is nothing extravagant about such a proposal;
indeed, it may dangerously understate the need. The
current situation is so serious that even doubling his sal-
ary would not enable the college teacher to regain his
former status in the American economy.
Professor Harris of Harvard figures it this way:
For every $100 he earned in 1930, the college faculty
member earned only $85, in terms of 1930 dollars, in
1957. By contrast, the average American got $175 in
1957 for every $100 he earned in 1930. Even if the pro-
fessor's salary is doubled in ten years, he will get only a
TEACHERS W THE MARKETPLACE
S70 increase in buying power over 1930. By contrast, the
average American is expected to have $127 more buying
power at the end of the same period.
In this respect, Professor Harris notes, doubling faculty
salaries is a modest program. "But in another sense." he
says, "the proposed rise seems large indeed. None of the
authorities . . . has told us where the money is coming
from." It seems quite clear that a fundamental change in
public attitudes toward faculty salaries will be necessary
before significant progress can be made.
FINDING THE MONEY is a problem with which each
coUege must wrestle today without cease.
For some, it is a matter of convincing taxpayers
and state legislators that appropriating money for faculty
salaries is even more important than appropriating
money for campus buildings. (Curiously, buildings are
usually easier to "sell" than pay raises, despite the seem-
ingly obvious fact that no one was ever educated by a pile
For others, it has been a matter of fund-raising cam-
paigns ("We are writing salary increases into our 1959-60
budget, even though we don't have any idea where the
money is coming from," says the president of a privately
supported college in the Mid-Atlantic region); of finding
additional salary money in budgets that are already
spread thin ("We're cutting back our library's book
budget again, to gain some funds in the salary accounts");
of tuition increases ("This is about the only private enter-
prise in the country which gladly subsidizes its customers;
maybe we're crazy"); of promoting research contracts
("We claim to be a privately supported university, but
what would we do without the AEC?"); and of bar-
"The tendency to bargain, on the part of both the col-
leges and the teachers, is a deplorable development," says
the dean of a university in the South. But it is a grow-
ing practice. As a result, inequities have developed: the
teacher in a field in which people are in short supply or in
industrial demand — or the teacher who is adept at
"campus politics" — is likely to fare better than his col-
leagues who are less favorably situated.
"Before you check with the administration on the
actual appointment of a specific individual," says a
faculty man quoted in the recent and revealing book. The
Academic Marketplace, "you can be honest and say to
the man, 'Would you be interested in coming at this
amount?' and he says, 'No, but I would be interested at
this amount.' " One result of such bargaining has been
that newly hired faculty members often make more
money than was paid to the people they replace — a happy
circumstance for the newcomers, but not likely to raise
the morale of others on the faculty.
"We have been compelled to set the beginning salary
of such personnel as physics professors at least $1,500
higher than salaries in such fields as history, art, physical
education, and English," wrote the dean of faculty in a
state college in the Rocky Mountain area, in response to a
recent government questionnaire dealing with salary prac-
tices. "This began about 1954 and has worked until the
present year, when the differential perhaps may be in-
creased even more."
Bargaining is not new in Academe (Thorstein Veblen
referred to it in The Higher Learning, which he wrote in
1918), but never has it been as widespread or as much a
matter of desperation as today. In colleges and universi-
ties, whose members like to think of themselves as equally
dedicated to all fields of human knowledge, it may prove
to be a weakening factor of serious proportions.
Many colleges and universities have managed to make
modest across-the-board increases, designed to restore
part of the faculty's lost purchasing power. In the 1957-
58 academic year, 1,197 institutions, 84.5 per cent of
those answering a U.S. Office of Education survey ques-
tion on the point, gave salary increases of at least 5 per
cent to their faculties as a whole. More than half of them
(248 public institutions and 329 privately supported insti-
tutions) said their action was due whoUy or in part to the
Others have found fringe benefits to be a partial
answer. Providing low-cost housing is a particularly suc-
cessful way of attracting and holding faculty members;
and since housing is a major item in a family budget, it
is as good as or better than a salary increase. Oglethorpe
University in Georgia, for example, a 200-student, pri-
vate, liberal arts institution, long ago built houses on cam-
pus land (in one of the most desirable residential areas on
the outskirts of Atlanta), which it rents to faculty mem-
bers at about one-third the area's going rate. (The cost
of a three-bedroom faculty house: S50 per month.) "It's
our major selling point," says Oglethorpe's president,
Donald Agnew, "and we use it for all it's worth."
Dartmouth, in addition to attacking the salary problem
itself, has worked out a program of fringe benefits that
includes full payment of retirement premiums (16 per
cent of each faculty member's annual salary), group in-
surance coverage, paying the tuition of faculty children at
any college in the country, liberal mortgage loans, and
contributing to the improvement of local schools which
faculty members' children attend.
Taking care of trouble spots while attempting to whittle
down the salary problem as a whole, searching for new
funds while reapportioning existing ones, the colleges and
universities are dealing with their salary crises as best they
can, and sometimes ingeniously. But still the gap between
salary increases and the rising figures on the Bureau of
Labor Statistics' consumer price index persists.
How CAN THE GAP BE CLOSED?
First, stringent economies must be applied by
educational institutions themselves. Any waste
that occurs, as well as most luxuries, is probably being
subsidized by low salaries. Some "waste" may be hidden
in educational theories so old that they are accepted
without question; if so, the theories must be re-examined
and, if found invalid, replaced with new ones. The idea
of the small class, for example, has long been honored
by administrators and faculty members alike; there is
now reason to suspect that large classes can be equally
effective in many courses — a suspicion which, if found
correct, should be translated into action by those institu-
tions which are able to do so. Tuition may have to be
increased — a prospect at which many public-college, as
well as many private-college, educators shudder, but
which appears justified and fair if the increases can be
tied to a system of loans, scholarships, and tuition re-
bates based on a student's or his family's ability to pay.
Second, massive aid must come from the public, both
in the form of taxes for increased salaries in state and
municipal institutions and in the form of direct gifts to
both public and private institutions. Anyone who gives
money to a college or university for unrestricted use or
earmarked for faculty salaries can be sure that he is mak-
ing one of the best possible investments in the free world's
future. If he is himself a college alumnus, he may con-
sider it a repayment of a debt he incurred when his col-
lege or university subsidized a large part of his own edu-
cation (virtually nowhere does, or did, a student's tuition
cover costs). If he is a corporation executive or director,
he may consider it a legitimate cost of doing business; the
supply of well-educated men and women (the alternative
to which is half-educated men and women) is dependent
upon it. If he is a parent, he may consider it a premium
on a policy to insure high-quality education for his chil-
dren — quality which, without such aid, he can be certain
Plain talk between educators and the public is a third
necessity. The president of Barnard College, Millicent C.
Mcintosh, says: "The 'plight' is not of the faculty, but of
the public. The faculty will take care of themselves in the
future either by leaving the teaching profession or by
never entering it. Those who care for education, those
who run institutions of learning, and those who have chil-
dren — all these will be left holding the bag." It is hard to
believe that if Americans — and particularly college alum-
ni and alumnae — had been aware of the problem, they
would have let faculty salaries fall into a sad state. Ameri-
cans know the value of excellence in higher education too
well to have blithely let its basic element — excellent teach-
ing — slip into its present peril. First we must rescue it;
then we must make certain that it does not fall into dis-
► Is your Alma Mater having difficulty finding qualified
new teachers to fill vacancies and expand its faculty to
meet climbing enrollments?
► Has the economic status of faculty members of your
college kept up with inflationary trends?
► Are the physical facilities of your college, including
laboratories and libraries, good enough to attract and
hold qualified teachers?
► Is your community one which respects the college
teacher? Is the social and educational environment of
your college's "home town" one in which a teacher would
like to raise his family?
► Are the restrictions on time and freedom of teachers
at your college such as to discourage adventurous research,
careful preparation of instruction, and the expression of
► To meet the teacher shortage, is your college forced
to resort to hiring practices that are unfair to segments of
the faculty it already has?
► Are courses of proved merit being curtailed? Are
classes becoming larger than subject matter or safeguards
of teacher-student relationships would warrant?
► Are you, as an alumnus, and your college as an insti-
tution, doing everything possible to encourage talented
young people to pursue careers in college teaching?
If you are dissatisfied with the answers to these questions,
your college may need help. Contact alumni officials at
your college to learn if your concern is justified. If it is,
register your interest in helping the college authorities
find solutions through appropriate programs of organized
DAVID A. BURR
The University of Oklahoma
DAN H. FENN, Jr.
RANDOLPH L. FORT
The Johns Hopkins University
L. FRANKLIN HEALD
The University of New Hampshire
CHARLES M. HELMKEN
St. Johns University
JEAN D. LINEHAN
The American Alumni Council
ROBERT L. PAYTON
ROBERT M. RHODES
The University of Pennsylvania
VERNE A. STADTMAN
The University of California
FREDERIC A. STOTT, Jr.
Phillips Academy, Andover
FRANK J. TATE
The Ohio State University
CHARLES E. WIDMAYER
The University of Arkansas
Photographs: Alan J. Bearden
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That Corporation is not, however, the author, owner, publisher, or proprietor of this publication
and is not to be understood as approving by virtue of its grant any of the statements made or
views expressed therein.
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Pennsylvania, for his contributions to the introductory picture section of this report.
No part of this report may be reprinted
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PRI^^rED in u.s.a.
When the photographers made the rounds of the reunion parties during the
Homecoming Day program they had difficulty in getting the class members to
take a break in their festivities long enough to get a picture. A number of the
returning alumni who should be in the above photographs were standing nearby
engrossed in conversation. Pictured from the top of the page are: the Early Days
Club; the Class of 1920; the Silver anniversary class — 1934; the football teams
of the 1932-39 era; and the 1939-42 classes.
Clara Jane Adams to Otho Albert
Wells, '56. Living in Jackson.
Carolyn Justine Allen, '59, to Donald
Earl Richmond. Living in Mobile, Ala-
Pansy Valentine Barksdale, '58, to
Jack Anderson Taylor, '58. Living in
Shirley Ruth Beadle, '55, to Robert G.
Smith. Living in Baton Rouge, Louisi-
Sarah Gray Bernhard, '51-'53, to Sam
Allen Pittman, Jr. Living in Coffeeville,
Mary Taylor Bookout to the Reverend
Paul Delaine Kern, '57. Living in At-
Anne Lee Brooks, '59, to the Rever-
end Henry Gladstone Winstead, cuiTent
student. Living in Jackson.
Claudia Wilkins Coyle to Hiram Pat-
terson King, '38-'40. Living in Pela-
Mary Lou Donohue to Seaborn Lowery
Varnado, III, '51. Living in Cullowhee,
Bettie Alton Frazier to Glen Kermit
Till, '56-'58. Living in Vicksburg.
Betty Irene Furness, '56-'57, to Joseph
William Weber, III. Living in Raymond,
Katherine Graham to Dr. Andrew
Roane Townes, '53. Living in Nev^ Or-
Frances Louise Holland, '55-'56, to
Louis Philli)) Andrews. LiNTng in Baton
Carolyn McKewcn, '46, to W. J. Holy.
Living in Jackson.
Rita Miller to (ierald Griffis Marsales,
'55-'56. Living- in Houston, Texas.
Carol Jo Jenkins, '56-'58, to John P.
Hagevman. Living in Panola, Alabama.
Audrey Margaret Jennings, '54, to
David Denton Franks, '57. Living in
Donna Marie Johnson to Nathan R.
Walley, '56. Living in Memphis.
Ruthel Annette Johnston, '56, to Wil-
liam Montgomery Champion. Living in
Claire King, '56, to Gordon Hensley.
Living in Brooklyn, New York.
Geraldine Smith Robinette, '58, to Rob-
ert Gene Hugging. Living in Hatties-
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EVENTS OF NOTE
from town and gown
Dr. A. G. Sanders, emeritus professor
of romance languages, was cited by
the Mississippi Modern Language As-
sociation for his outstanding work in
the field of teaching at its 25th an-
niversary meeting- in March.
Dr. Sanders was presented a parch-
ment scroll bearing the citation and a
book on French impressionist ipainting,
given for the occasion by the Cultural
Services of the French Embassy of New
The citation read in part: "Endowed
with a brilliant mind, a keen sense of
humor, a flair for mimicry, a love for
humanity, and a modesty beyond com-
pare, he has left his mark on those who
have had the rare privilege of being-
associated with him as student or as
colleague. As an observer of life and
its foibles, he is reminiscent of Cervantes
and of Moliere, who have been his close
conipanions for years.
"In establishing the three requisites
for Beauty, Saint Thomas Aquinas in-
sisted that Beauty was the end product
of three things . . . Wholeness, Harmony,
and Radiance. Certainly these have been
the three motivations in the life of
Albert Godfrey Sanders. The integrity
and completeness of his scholarship, the
harmony and peace in his life and in
his attitude toward his fellowman, and
the radiance, that great luz del alma
which he so admires in Don Quixote and
which he himself conveys to all —
these are the qualities that best define
Dr. Sanders retired in 1956, receiving
from the College the honorary degiee
of Doctor of Humane Letters. He came
to Millsaps in 1919.
Three Join Faculty
The Board of Trustees has announced
the appointment of three new faculty
members for the 1958-59 session.
C. Leland Byler, presently director of
choral music at Murrah High School
in Jackson, will serve as acting chair-
man of the department of music. He
will succeed Holmes Ambrose, who will
return to graduate school to pursue the
James Montgomery, former athletic
Dr. Sanders and the Gift
director at Athens College in Decatur,
Alabama, has been named basketball
coach and associate professor of physi-
cal education. He will assist Marvin
G. Smith in coaching football and base-
ball and direct the intramural program.
The Board also announced the ap-
pointment of Dr. George W. Boyd as
associate professor of English. He is
presently teaching at Southwestern
The three will assume their new
duties in September.
Excel In Science
Millsaps College students and profes-
sors were featured speakers on the
program of the annual meeting of the
Mississippi Academy of Sciences, Incorp-
orated, in April.
Seven papers were presented by Mill-
saps men and women in the fields of
biological, earth, and physical science.
Only the University of Mississippi Medi-
cal Center representatives presented
more (papers than Millsaps students and
Dr. J. B. Price, Chairman of the De-
partment of Chemistry at Millsaps, is
president of the Academy during the
current year. His presidential address
was a highlight of the two-day meeting.
More Honors Come
National and regional honors have
been won by Millsaps College students
within recent weeks.
A Millsaps College coed won first
place in the National Oratorical Contest
held in April at Michigan State Univer-
sity. Peggy Rogers, Jackson junior, was
judged the number one woman orator in
the nation in competition with top win-
ners from thirty states.
Gordon Saucier, Gulfport sophomore,
won the toip' award in the Southern Liter-
ary Festival for his short story entry.
He was presented the Sweepstakes
Award given annually by the Memphis
Commercial Appeal. Two other first
place awards were received by Millsaps
Still More Honors
The 1958-59 session promises to be a
bonus year for scholarship awards for
Already eleven Millsaps students, five
alumni, and one faculty member have
received gi-ants for graduate study.
Students receiving national awards in-
clude Jeanine Adcock, Jackson, Woodrow
Wilson; Bill Balgord, Jackson, Woodrow
Wilson; Peggy Rogers, Jackson, one of
the few juniors in the nation to receive
a Woodrow Wilson; Bill Hendee, Detroit,
Atomic Energy Commission; Max Miller,
Kosciusko, National Defense; Joe Cow-
art, Lucedale, H. B. Earhart Founda-
tion; Charles Ma jure, Louisville,
Southern Fellowship. Awards from
individual universities were made to
Bobbie Jean Potts, Olive Branch; Brinson
Conerly, Jackson; Fred Dowling, Jack-
son; and Pat Wynn, Goodman.
Several of the students received more
than one offer of scholarship assistance.
Alumni who will study under grants
are Reynolds Cheney, '58, Jackson; Fred
Toland, '47, Waco, Texas; John Sutphin,
'48, Jackson; and Shirley Parker, '53,
Vicksburg, instructor of English at Mill-
saps. All four received Danforth
Foundation Awards. Kerniit Scott, '58,
received a Woodrow Wilson.
A National Science Foundation schol-
arship was awarded to Dr. Donald
Caplenor, chairman of the biology de-
Fund Total Grows
At press time Rubel Phillips, Alumni
Fund Chaii-man, announced that cash
and pledges received had pushed the
lf^58-59 campaign total beyond the
$17,500 goal set by the finance com-
Results of solicitations totaled $17,-
661 with more than two months remain-
ing in the Fund year. The campaign
closes on June 30.
Five hundred and sixty-two alumni
had responded to requests for contribu-
Last year the final total was 817,411.22
given by 771 persons.
Efforts by alumni class managers and
a personal solicitation campaign con-
ducted by the Millsaps Associates in
Jackson were described by Phillips as
two important factors in the record
breaking- pace being set this year.
Officials are hoping to receive gifts
from more than 1,000 alumni before the
I June 30 deadline is reached.
G. C. Clark, '38, and Noel Womack,
'44, have been nominated for president
of the Millsaps College Alumni Asso-
ciation. Clark is manager of the White
System in Jackson and Womack, also
a Jacksonian, is engaged in the practice
The nominating committee named six
as vice presidential candidates. They
were Reynolds Cheney, '31, Jackson
attorney; Dudley Culley, '24, Jackson
businessman; Claude Johnson, '49, Cof-
feeville minister; Robert M. Mayo, '37,
Clarksdale educator; W. F. Murrah, '08,
Memphis attorney; and Dan Wright, '47,
Miss Amanda Lowther, '27, and Mrs.
James K. Smith (Sarah Kathleen
Posey), '44, teachers in the Jackson
public school system, were nominated
for the office of secretary.
Ballots will be mailed to alumni and
results of the election will be announced
on Alumni Day, May 16.
Formula For Fun
Here's a suggestion for your consid-
eration. Appoint yourself as a com-
mittee of one to organize a get-together
for some of your classmates on Alumni
Day or Homecoming. A card, letter, or
telephone call from you to a few of
the people you'd like to see could be
the beginning of a wonderful day on
Just send the Alumni Office a list
oi' the persons whose addresses you
need and you'll receive a prompt reply.
An-ange to meet at the registration
desk on the campus. From that time
on every minute will be filled with
By the way, have you seen the campus
within the last three years ? If your
answer is no, you must plan a trip back
home. You'll be amazed at what vou
Millsaps College has been selected to
receive a National Science Foundation
grant for support of an Undergraduate
Research Participation Program.
The program will be under the di-
rection of Dr. Donald Caplenor, chair-
man of the department of biology. He
will be assisted by Robert P. Ward,
associate professor of biology.
Six Millsaps science majors will be
selected by the biology staff to receive
scholarship assistance under the pro-
gram. They will be among- approximate-
ly 1000 undergraduates who will receive
aid under the program in 1959.
The purpose of the Foundation in sup-
porting the program is to accelerate and
enrich experience in current scientific
An official of the West German gov-
ernment was the featured speaker at
the formation of the Schiller Gesell-
schaft, honorary German fraternity, at
Millsaps College in March.
Richard Paulig, Consul General of the
German Consulate in New Orleans, spent
the day in Jackson at the invitation of
John Guest, associate professor of Ger-
In an ajipearance at a local Civitan
club Paulig discussed the Berlin Crisis,
urging the West to stand firm in the
dispute with the Soviet Union.
The Berlin Crisis is Discussed
Bishop Mai"vin A. Franklin has been
named president of the Council of
Bishops of the Methodist Church.
Dr. Franklin, Bishop of the Jackson
Area and Chairman of the Board of
Trustees of Millsaps College, succeeds
Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam as titular
head of the world's 10,000,000 Metho-
He is the first Mississipp-ian to head
the worldwide council, which is com-
ipiosed of 87 bishops.
The Millsaps campus was the scene
of a model United Nations .-Assembly
Delegates from Mississippi junior and
senior colleges, representing different
countries and taking- the positions of
the countries on questions presented be-
fore the Assembly, convened on the
campus for the three-day meeting.
Mia Aurbakken, junior from El-Biar,
-Algeria, served as secretary-general of
the Assembly. Another Millsaps stu-
dent, A. Y. Brown, of Greenwood, was
elected president during the meeting.
Featured speakers were Herman Will,
Jr., administrative secretary on the staff
of the Methodist Board of World Peace,
and Miss Farhat Hussain, recently se-
lected as the •'Outstanding Pakistani
Student of the Year in America."
Questions presented and summaries
of the resolutions passed are as follows:
How should the problems of disarma-
ment be approached in this atomic and
Resolution: Suspension of nuclear
weapons tests and transfer of nuclear
w-eapons to non-weapons use, with
inspection group appointed by U. N.
How should the program of technical
assistance for the economic development
of the under-developed countries he e.x-
Resolution: Technical experts to
study countries and recommend action;
education of countries concerning pro-
gram; and provision of budget for
Technical Assistance Board.
What steps can be taken to improve
the status of refugees and displaced
Resolution: Promotion of the year
1961 as World Refugee Year; ad-
mission laws to be liberalized to allow
entry of families which include mem-
bers who do not comply with immi-
gration requirements; equal rights,
financial assistance, and right-to-work
Friends of Morris A. Chambers, '00,
will regret to learn that he suffered
a serious attack on September 3. He
reports that he has a good chance to
return to some measure of health by
following directions closely. At last
report he was recuperating at the home
of his daughter in Beaumont, Texas.
Resipionses to invitations to the Early
Days Club meeting in October brought
news of interest from several members.
Thomas M. Lemly, '00, wrote that he
would be unable to attend since he had
recently undergone surgery and was
still confined to the hospital. A note
from T. Wynn HoUoman, '00, read,
"It is a longer two-way drive than I
like and my professional legal engage-
ments are pressing in October. I was
in touch by letter with all living mem-
bers of '00 this summer and saw Morris
Chambers. . . My health is wondei-ful.
May this reunion forward God's King-
dom." W. L. Duren, '02, mote, "My
days of travel are over, and my 88
years (October 27, 1958) do not make
for feasting and fellowship, but my
interest abides. I think I may be the
senior of the living alumni of the Ai'ts
and Sciences Department." Nationally
known authoress Cid Ricketts Sumner,
'09, said, "I wish I could be there. My
warmest greetings to all the Naughty-
Now retired, the Reverend J. A. Mc-
Kee, '07, still leads a busy life. He is
in his fifth year as chaplain of the
Blue Mountain Sanatorium in Walla
Walla, Washington, and in his ninth
year as veterans' assistant chaplain.
He and his wife have a son who is an
engineer with Boeing in Seattle; a
daughter who is married and living in
Tacoma; and four grandchildren.
Formerly a member of the Board of
Governors of the Federal Reserve Sys-
tem, J. K. Vardaman, '15, has accepted
a position as president of the Bank of
Albany in Albanv, Georgia.
the late Mesolithic (Middle Stone) Age
of Euroipe and Asia. He reached the
conclusion after a close study of arti-
facts from the period, citing a re-
semblance of early implements found
in both Eurasia and the American Arctic.
A $10,000 Rockefeller Foundation
grant has been awarded to Dr. Mack
B. Swearingen, '22, for study of
contemporary Turkish life. Now
teaching history at Elmira College in
New York, he returned two years ago
from the University of Ankara, Turkey,
where he had been invited to establish
a Chair of American Studies. He is
married to the former Mary Foster,
'24-'26. They have two children.
Head of the math department of Col-
lege Park High School in College Park,
Georgia, Russell B. Booth, '24, has an
MA de.gree from Peabody and has done
graduate work at Emory and the Uni-
versity of Georgia. One of his sons,
Russell, graduated from Georgia Tech
with a degree in mechanical engineei'-
ing, and the other, Gerald, is a student
Residents of Forest Hill, Mississippi,
honored Shellie M. Bailey, '26, on May
1 with "Shellie Bailey Day" in apprecia-
tion for his 25 years of service in the
local school. Mr. Bailey became super-
intendent when the school had 210 stu-
dents and eight teachers. Enrollment
is now over 1.300.
A position as editor of State De-
partment publications in Washington,
D. C, gives George Greenway, '27, the
opportunity to observe the need for
technical writers and editors; and, on
a recent visit to the campus, he urged
Millsaps students to take advantage of
their liberal arts education in consider-
ing their vocations. A linguist, poet, and
short story WTiter, Greenway was chief
interpreter of the war crimes trials
in Manila. He has a son, John, who
is attending Johns Hopkins.
1920-1929 . ,, ,.,...,
Among those seeking oifice in the
Eskimo specialist Dr. Henry B. Collins, next election is W. J. Caraway, '35,
'22, of the Smithsonian Institution's presently mayor of Leland. who's run-
Bureau of American Ethnology, has ning for the State Senate. Mayor Cara-
concluded that the origin of the Eskimo way was named Millsaps' Alumnus of
can be traced almost with certainty to the Year several years ago.
Mississippi students will study a text-
book written by Dr. John K. Betters-
worth, '29, this fall. The eOOnpage vol-
ume is entitled "Mississippi: A History"
and will be taught in the ninth grade.
Dr. Betterswor-th is also the author of
"Confederate Mississippi" and "A Hist-
ory of Mississippi State" and is present-
ly working on two other books, one
in collaboration with Nash Burger, '25-
'27, now book review editor for the
New York Times. Dr. Betterswoith is
chairman of the history department at
Mississippi State University.
One of the candidates for the office
of Panola County, Mississippi, Super-
intendent oi" Education is C. C. Hollo-
man, '30, a Batesville insurance execu-
tive. He is well qualified for the post,
having served as teacher, coach, and
superintendent of schools and holding
the Master's degree in school administra-
tion from George Peabody Teachers
College. He is at present a member
of the official board of the Batesville
Methodist Church, the Rotary Club, and
the Batesville Industrial Committee. He
is married to the former Sarah King,
'32, and they have two children, Carson,
a student at Millsaps, and Sally, a
The National Science Foundation has
awarded to Mrs. Jerry Jones (Vera
Oglesby, '31) a scholarship for a nine-
week course in mathematics and physics
at Louisiana State University. She will
be one of 50 participants in the summer
institute, which will be held June 4
through August 8. A resident of Mag-
nolia, Mississippi, for the ipast 17 years,
she and her husband have four children.
When retirement time comes for Major
Graves H. McDowell, '31, in October of
1961, he'll have behind him a career
which has taken him to Japan, France,
Germany, Guam, Hawaii, Cuba, Ber-
muda, the Azores, and many other
places of interest. He is currently
stationed at Fort Bragg, North Caro-
"The present crop of boys and girls
are definitely smarter than those of
years past. They have facilities and
opportunities that were quite undreamed
of in my day.'' That's the opinion
of H. V. Cain, '31, as quoted by Jackson's
State Times staff writer Cal Turner.
Mr. Cain retired last June after 41 years
of teaching. Speaking of Mr. Cain's 26
years at French Camp Academy, Turner
said, "As iprincipal, and then as presi-
dent, he was a manly, striking figure,
taking seven-league strides into every
lile he touched. He saw that the sav,'-
mill operated, that the crops were tend-
ed, that the cows were milked, that the
hogs were butchered, that school kept
and church was attended. He ministered
to the sick, looked after the poor, and
aided the reckless. He was counselor,
father, brother, i'riend — and, above all
— teacher." Mr. Cain married Josephine
O'Callaghan in 1957, and they now re-
side in Jackson.
The first edition of "Who's Who of
American Women" lists Mrs. Robert T.
Pickett, Jr. (Mary Eleanor Chisholni,
'33), in its 1438-page volume. Mrs.
Pickett, the only woman to serve on
the Roanoke, Virginia, City Council, is
cited for her civic work. Roanoke's
official to the Brussels World Fair, she
is a member of the City Planning Com-
mission, the boards of directors of the
Roanoke Guidance Center and the Salva-
tion Army, and the American Associa-
tion of University Women. She has
been active in PTA work for many years.
Mr. Pickett is a '26 graduate. The couple
has two children.
Now pastor of the First Methodist
Church of Magnolia, Arkansas, the Rev-
erend C. Ray Hozendorf, '34, recently
participated in the "Evangelistic Mis-
sion to Bolivia, Chile and Peru." He
is married to the former Esther Marie
O'Brient, and they have one son, George
John T. Kimball, '34, has been named
executive vice-president and assistant to
the president of Amei-ican and Foreign
Power Company, Inc. He assumed his
new duties in New York in March. Mr.
and Mrs. Kimball ( Louise Day, '44 )
moved to New York from Boise, Idaho,
where Mr. Kimball served as vice-presi-
dent and general manager of the Idaho
Having served as a medical writer for
the Army Medical Service for the past
six years, Mrs. W. O. Harrell (Laura
Satterfield, '34) has compiled quite a
list of publications, including original
magazine articles, handbooks, textbooks,
and manuals. She has also written nu-
merous historical articles and book re-
views. She and her husband are now
living in Atlanta.
F. J. Lundy, '31-'33, has been appoint-
ed manager of the Biloxi district of
Southern Bell, moving there from Cleve-
land, Mississippi, where he was quite
active in civic affairs. He was named
Cleveland's young man of the year in
1953. The Lundys (Jean Owen) have
two sons, Jeff, 6, and Jimmy, 15 months.
Now in his seventh year as pastor
of the First Methodist Church of Las
Vegas, Nevada's largest Protestant
Church, the Reverend Donald O'Connor,
'39, is also a part-time lecturer at the
University of Nevada ( Southern
Branch). He has been listed in Ameri-
can Men of Science (Social) and "Who's
Who — Protestant Clergy." Mrs. O'Con-
nor is the former OIlie iMae Gray, '39.
Navy Chaplain Algie M. Oliver, '40,
is currently serving as executive director
of the Armed Forces Chaiplains Board,
a central "clearing house" for all mat-
ters of religious concern and the central
contact point for civilian agencies of
the religious groups of the country.
Mrs. Oliver is the former Elizabeth Bar-
The Harold Harmsworth Chair at
Oxford University will be filled by Dr.
David Donald, '41, now associate profes-
sor 01 history at Columbia Univei'sity.
He studied under a Fulbright Scholar-
ship at the College of North Wales in
Bangor in 1954-55.
The appointment of Jeff G. Hampton,
■38-'40, as Sales and Service Representa-
tive for Allstate Insurance Companies
was announced recently. A native Jack-
sonian, Mr. Hampton is a Mason, a
Shriner, a past president of the Na-
tional Management Association, and a
member of Leavell Woods Methodist
Mississippi Presbyterians recently
established a Child Care Service pro-
gram in Jackson and named Harry C.
Raymond, '43, counselor for the pro-
gram. Mr. Raymond has served as di-
rector of Christian education at Fondren
Presbyterian Church and teaches psy-
chology at Belhaven and the University
Center. Mrs. Raymond is the former
Sara DeWees, '42-'43. The couple has
a daughter, Rita.
Now in the advertising promotion
department of Time, Ben Hall, '39-'41,
resides in New York. He attended the
University of North Carolina after leav-
Home again after serving for several
years as a missionary in Hong Kong,
Mrs. H. A. Zimmerman ( EUenita Sells,
'43) is now at Scarritt College in Nash-
ville. The Zimmermans have three
H. Baird Green, '40-'42, has accepted
a new position with a real estate firm
in Jackson. He received his BS degree
from Northwestern University. He is
married to the former Sara Frances
Bell, and they have a dau.i,hter, Sally.
One of 13 U. S. Methodists who
participated in a Methodist Christian
Witness Mission for youth in northern
Europe, Nina Reeves, '45, spent a month
visiting Denmark, Finland, Norway, and
Sweden with the Mission. Miss Reeves is
director of youth work for the North
Alabama Methodist Conference.
Byron A. "Fat" Clendinning, '48, is a
member of the faculty of the Baptist
Theological Seminary in Zurich, Switzer-
land. He and Mrs. Clendinning, the
former Monte McMahen, both teach re-
Sutton Marks, '48, Jackson advertising
official, has qualified as a candidate
for the floater seat in the Mississippi
House of Representatives. He would
represent Yazoo and Hinds counties.
Mr. Marks attended the Northwestern
University school of journalism, major-
ing in advertising. He is associated
with Marks .Advertising .\gency. Jlrs.
Marks is the former Helen Murphy,
A significant contribution to the U. S.
Army's successful space probe was made
by M. L. Rich, '49. A research engineer
(instrumentation) in the Army Ballistic
Missile Agency's Structures and
Mechanics Lab, he assisted in relay con-
trol and in developing the new thermo-
stat for the air supply assembly for
the stabilized iplatforni.
Charles B. Mitchell, '49, has been
appointed district manager at Jackson
for the .'Vetna Life Insurance Company.
He entered the insurance business short-
ly after graduation and recently operat-
ed his own agency in Jackson. He is
vice-president of the Jackson Associa-
tion of Life LTndenvriters and a former
secretary-treasurer of the state asso-
The Jet Age has, in effect, decreased
the size of the Earth, but Mrs. Kenneth
Denson (Marian Griff ing, '45-'46) finds
it even smaller than she had expected.
Serving as church secretary of the
First Methodist Church in Havifthorne,
California, she discovered that the min-
ister was a Boston University classmate
of Dr. N. Bond Fleming, chairman of
the philosopihy department at Millsaps,
under whom she had studied. Mr. Den-
son is a Millsaps former student also,
attending during the '43-'44 session.
He's with Servomechanisms, Inc., an
electronics firm, but the couple is hop-
ing to move back to Mississippi. Com-
pleting the family are Kathleen, 10,
Kenny, 9, and Roxanne, 4.
Dr. Edwin H. Cole, '50, was named
superintendent of the South Mississippi
Charity Hospital in Laurel in April.
He received his MD degree from Tu-
lane and interned in the District of Co-
lumbia General Hospital. He served
one year on the staff of the South
Mississippi Charity Hospital before re-
signing to engage in private practice
in Aberdeen, Mississippi, his hometown.
One of the main factors in the suc-
cess of the Jackson Symphony League
drive last fall was the work of Mrs.
Parham Bridges (Edith Meaders. '46-'47).
Hers is a name which is well kno\vn
in other civic work, too, including the
Jackson Music Association and the
Children's Theater. Her husband attend-
ed from 1946-1950. They have one child,
Ashley Isabel, 2.
Edward L. Gates, '50, has accepted
a position with the law firm of Wells,
Thomas and Wells in Jackson. He re-
ceived his law degree from the Uni-
versity of Mississippi and served with
the Judge Advocate General's Corps of
the Arm.v. He is married to the former
Having passed the fall bar exam of
California, Robert J. Yohannan, '50, was
admitted to .practice January 7, 1959.
He's a resident of San Francisco.
Sanford H. Newell, Jr., '50, has been
appointed group leader for France for
the 1959 summer program of "The
Experiment in International Living."
Dr. Newell is chairman of the modern
languages department of Converse Col-
lege in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
He received his BA and Ph.D. degrees
from the Universitv of North Carolina.
The Reverend Ben F. Youngblood, '51,
was one of 74 Methodist missionaries
commissioned at the annual meeting of
the Methodist Board of Missions in
February. He will work in the field
of Christian education in Hawaii. He
has been minister of education at the
Mangum Memorial Methodist Church in
Shreveport, Louisiana, for the past four
A Ph.D. degree will be awarded to
Robert V. Haynes, '52, on May 29 by
Rice University. Following- his gradua-
tion from Millsaps he received a Carne-
gie Fellowship to Peabody College,
where he received an MA degree. For
the past three years he has been on
the faculty of the history department
at the University of Houston. He is
married to the former Martha Louise
Farr. They have one child, Cathy, 18
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Mayer (Jewel
Hill, '52) are residing in Minneapolis,
Minnesota, where Mr. Mayer, '51-'52, is
chief engineer of KTCA, Minneapolis'
educational television station. Mrs. May-
er teaches the sixth grade. Steven
Wayne, 3, takes up their off-duty hours.
The New Orleans investment banking
firm of Howard, Weil, Labouisse, Fried-
I'icks and Company has named Chris
Grillis, Jr., '53, to represent the firm
in the Jackson area. Mr. Grillis re-
ceived his Master's degree in business
from New York University. He and
his wife, the former Sheila Bishop, have
The Southern Fellowship Fund has
avcarded a grant to John B. Lett, '55,
to enable him to work on his disserta-
tion this summer. He will serve as
assistant professor of English at Ala-
bama College in Montevallo, Alabama,
during the '59-'60 session.
A high honor has been conferred on
Katherine Webb, '55. She was chosen
over 34 other teachers in her school to
teach a hand-picked gi'oup of children
with I. Q.'s over 120. The project is
an experimental one, and her fpTincipal
told her that he would not attempt it
if she would not consent to take the
group. She teaches in the Pensacola
schools and writes that Mary Jo Ed-
wards, '57, also teaching there, is one
of her three roommates.
News of the McCarty family was
brought by Scott, '52-'55, when he made
a visit to the campus recently. His
brother, Ben, '51-'54, is practicing medi-
cine with their father, Dr. Levi B. Mc-
Carty, '23-'24, in Aztec, New Mexico.
Scott began a new job as juvenile pro-
bation officer for San Juan County,
New Mexico, in April after completing
his work at the University of New Mexi-
co. Mrs. Levi McCarty, the former
Margaret Flowers, is a '27 graduate.
Max Harold McDaniel, '57, received
a Master of Arts degree in experi-
mental psychology from the University
of ^lississippi in August. He is now
at Purdue University in Lafayette, In-
diana, working toward liis Ph.D. de-
gree in industrial psychology and hu-
Nominations for the recipient of the
Alumnus-of-the-Year Award are being
received, according to the Reverend Roy
Clark, Alumni Association president.
The award is given annually to the
alumnus judged most outstanding by a
committee composed of alumni, faculty
members, and students.
Service to Church, College, and com-
munity are considered by the committee,
with special attention being given to
activity in these fields during the cur-
Nominations may be made in writing
by any person, but nominations from
alumni are jiarticularly desired. Letters
01 nomination should contain as much
detailed information as possible and
should be addressed to Alumnus-of-the-
Year Committee, Millsaps College.
The recipient of the outstanding
alumnus award will be announced at the
Homecoming Banquet on Saturday,
Award winners in the past are as
follows: Webb M. Buie, 1958; The Rev-
erend Roy C. Clark, 1957; Rubel Phillips,
1956; William Caraway, 1955; Gilbert
Cook, Sr., 1954; Edward A. Khayat,
1953; Dr. Charles L. Neill, 1952; and
James J. Livesay, 1950.
We welcome the following into the
Future Alumni Club of the Millsaps
College Alumni Association:
Sheri Lynn Arnold, born to Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Arnold on March 17. Mrs.
Arnold, the former Janice Bower, is a
Kathleen Boone, born January 4 to
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Boone. Mr. Boone
is a '56 graduate. Mrs. Boone, the
former Edna Khayat, is a member of
the class of '54.
Janson Derr Boyles, born April 5 to
Mr. and Mrs. Durwood Boyles. Mrs.
Boyles is the former Regina Harlan,
Edwin Henry Coile, born to Mr. and
Mrs. Billy Robert Coile on March 5.
Mr. Coile is a current student. Mrs.
Coile is the former Gail Morehead, '57.
Elizabeth Jeannette Crisler, born to
Mr. and Mrs. William Julius Crisler on
March 27. Mr. Crisler attended during
the '40-'42 and '46-'48 session.
Claude Edward DeWeese, III, born
January 13 to the Reverend and Mrs.
C. E. DeWeese. Debbie, 3%, also wel-
comed Claude Edward. Mr. DeWeese is
a '51 graduate.
Stephen Earl Greenough, born January
10 to the Reverend and Mrs. Robert
Earl Greenough. Mr. Greenough is a
'56 graduate. Stephen Earl has a sister,
Cynthia Diane, 19 months.
Barbara Greyson Haddad, born Jan-
uary 22 in Raleigh, North Carolina, to
Dr. and Mrs. Ray J. Haddad, Jr. Dr.
Haddad is a member of the class of
Todd Leatt Howerton, born to Dr. and
Mrs. James Howerton (Gretchen Mars,
'53) on December 1. She was warmly
greeted by her brother, Russell Hower-
Timothy Warren Hunt, born March 7
to Mr. and Mrs. George L. Hunt, Jr..
'55 and '54. Mrs. Hunt is the former
Jo Glynn Hughes.
Judith Anne Jenkins, born to Mr. and
Mrs. J. Howard Jenkins, Jr. ('49 and
'48-'49), on March 15. Mrs. Jenkins is
the former Marianne Chunn.
Nancy Celeste Luttrell, born January
14 to Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Luttreil
(Cornelia Wilkinson, '52-'54).
Ralph Allen MeCool, JV., born Decem-
ber 17 to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McCool,
'36-'37 and '40. Mrs. McCool is the
former Bert Watkins. Other McCools
include Martha, 15, and Sally, 10.
Susan Elizabeth McDonald, born De-
cember 29 to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mc-
Donald. Mr. McDonald is a '58 graduate
and Mrs. McDonald, the former Betty
Landfair, graduated in '57.
Lisa Lee Miller, born to Mr. and Mrs.
Hal Miller, Jr., on January 16. Mr.
Miller is a '57 graduate. Mrs. Miller
is the former Dorothy Huddleston, '56-
Leigh .\nn Riecken, born December 9
to Dr. and Mrs. William E. Riecken, Jr.,
'52 and '50-'52. Mrs. Riecken is the
former Jeneanne Pridgen. Leigh Ann
was welcomed by Lynn, 3.
Kenneth Ray Robertson. Jr., born
January 25 to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Robertson (Mary Lou Stringer, '56-'58).
Joseph Kean Songy, born to Mr. and
Mrs. Edward J. Songy on February 2.
Mrs. Songy is the former Claudette
Thomas Glenn Taylor, born to Mr.
and Mrs. Tommy Taylor (Betty Rob-
bins, '55) on January 30. The Taylors
have another son, Carl.
Aleta Anne Warrick, born February
9 to Mr. and Mrs. Emoi-y L. Warrick.
Mr. Warrick is a '51 graduate.
FROM THIS DAY . . .
(Continued from Page 25)
Betty Adele Small, '53, to Dr. Charles
Norville Wright, '48. Living in Jackson.
Judith Carol Snodgrass to Harry Wil-
liam Dowling, '57. Living in Baton
Ann Stevens to the Reverend James
Jones, '54. Living in Mobile.
Carole Anne Teakle to Howard Donald
Gage, '54-'55. Living in Jackson.
Willette Wilkins, '58, to Henry Clifton
Boniiey. Living in Norman, Oklahoma.
This column is tledicated to the memory of gratkiates, fonner
students, and friends who have passed away in recent months. Every
effort has been made to compile an accurate Hst, 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 :
Thomas Green, 'OO-'Ol, who died May 22, 1958.
Mary Ann Greer, '27-'28, who died January 31 after an illness of
several weeks. She was a Jackson resident.
R. Taylor Keys, '15, who passed away in December. He was the
husband of the former Sara Alice Gladney, Grenada '25.
Robert Taylor Morrison, '07-'08, who died December 26. He was
a resident of Laurel, Mississippi.
Mrs. Robert B. Rusling (Maud Ella Majure), '44, who died January
5. She had lived in Brandon, Mississippi.
Sarah Frances Sale, LLD '38, who died September 25 after an
illness of a few weeks. She was living in Danburg, Georgia.
The Reverend Ernest D. Simpson, '06-'07, who died August 27.
B. A. Tucker, '25, who died in Baton Rouge January 20. He had
taught for 27 years at Southeastern Louisiana College.
John Noel Ulmer. '43, who died August 17. He was a Gulfport
The Reverend Dennis Eugene Vickers, '01-'03, who died March
22 at Brookhaven, Mississippi.
W. H. Watkins, '92-'94, who died March 10. He was the father
of Mrs. W. F. Goodman (Marguerite Watkins, '17-'18), associate pro-
fessor of English.
He shares his loss vs^ith your children
This is the story of a man whose talent to inspire
young minds will not be used again.
For he is leaving now, leaving his job as a college
teacher. The reason? An incredibly low salary for
the amount of preparation and the quahty of in-
telligence he possesses.
The loss of this man to higher education is two-
fold; for him, the years spent nourishing his teach-
ing skills are now largely wasted years. But the
greater loss by far is suffered by students whose
abUities would have flowered under his inspiration,
and by the nation— even, perhaps, all mankind—
which might have benefited by some discovery gen-
erated through his teaching.
Unfortunately for America, this same scene is
being repeated all over the country with increasing
frequency. As a nation whose destiny depends on
the development of brainpower, how can we afford
to let this situation continue?
Support the college or university of your choice.
Help it plan for a stronger, better paid faculty. The
returns will be greater than you think.
If you want to know more about what the college crisis
means to you, and what you can do to help, write for a
free booklet to: HIGHER EDUCATION, Box 36, Times
Square Station, New York 36, New York. ^
Sponsored as a public service, in co-operation with the Council for Financial Aid to Education, by
Millsaps College Alumni Association
■ Beverly A. Barrs
ifport 7, Florida
In This Issue .
Alumni Fund Report
Bigger Goals for 1959-60
cA Message , . .
From the President
During the summer months — in
addition to a record summer school en-
rollment — we were privileged to have
an unusual number of
alumni to return to
the College for brief
visits. Those who had
not seen the campus
in recent years ap-
peared highly pleased
with the improve-
ments and additions.
On a number of
these occasions I
took advantage of our
honored guests to inquire, without dis-
cretion or apology, as to how they now-
reacted to their educational experiences
at Millsaps College. It is revealing to
observe that in many instances the very
requirements resented by an immaturi'
student came to be the parts of college
life that proved to be most valuable.
You, the alumni of Millsaps College,
continuously are among our most val-
ued sources of information. What did
you receive here that was good and needs
greater emphasis? What did you miss
that was not available to you, and
should in your judgment receive at-
tention ? We would be bold enough to
inquire what you were required to do
that seems of little or no value!
We are now beginning the last aca-
demic session in the current decade. What
a ten years it has been! The truth is,
with the coming of the (iO's, we have,
figuratively speaking, seen nothing yet.
Millsaps College desires above all else
to perform admirably its responsibility
to its students so that it may at once
be true to its heritage and serve its
state and nation. Whatever we do must
be done thoroughly. This we know well.
What was good enough a quarter of ;i
century ago is totally inadequate now.
It may have been equally inadequate
then and we did not realize it. Our
nation and the Christian Church have
the opportunity of a lifetime and of a
century in the decade of the 19()0's.
May God grant that we can together
produce the imaginative leaders with
minds sufficiently disciplined and en-
lightened who will measure up to this
We need and expect your encourage-
ment, your ideas, your gifts, and your
Merired Institutions : Grenada College
Whitworth College, Millsaps College
Member, American Alumni Council
6 Jones - Harrell
9 Alumni Fund
20 New Trustees
23 Major Miscellany
From the alumni relations director's viewpoint two
ideal families are pictured on this month's cover. Every
parent is a Millsaps College graduate. Dr. and Mrs. Noel
C. Womack (Flora Mae Arant), to the left, and Mr. and
Mrs. Zach Taylor, Jr. (Dot Jones) interrupted an evening
of recreation to oblige the photographer. Young Zachary,
already an enthusiastic supporter of the College, leads
cheers for the Majors. Womack and Taylor, both '44
graduates, will furnish leadership for the alumni this
year. (See stoiw on page 3.)
Editor JAMES J. LIVESAY
Associate Editor SHIRLEY CALDWELL
Application for second class privileges pending at the
Post Office in Jackson, Mississippi.
Zach Taylor, Jr.
Taylor Appointed Fund Chairman
One of the most significant stories of
the past decade in the life of Millsaps
College is the growing interest and sup-
port of the alumni — the men and
women who are the closest of all the
constituents of the College.
A new high was reached in participa-
tion in the life of the Alumni Associa-
tion and the College during the year
1958-59, when graduates and former
students gave $22,000 to the Alumni
Fund, launched several projects in sup-
port of the College, and near the end of
the year cast more than 1,400 votes in
the annual election of alumni officers. It
was the largest amount ever given to the
College through an Alumni Fund and
the most alumni ever to take part in any
College event or project.
Named to head the Association for the
1959-60 alumni year was Dr. Noel C.
Womack, '44, Jackson pediatrician. Vice-
presidents elected in the ballot-by-mail
contest included Robert Mayo, '37,
Clarksdale educator, Reynolds Cheney,
'31, Jackson attorney, and Dan Wright,
'47, Jackson businessman. Amanda
Lowther, '27, junior high English teach-
er, of Jackson, was elected secretary.
The three immediate past presidents
who, with the officers, are members of
the strategic Executive Committee are
Craig Castle, '47, Jackson attorney; O.
B. Triplett, Jr., '24, Forest attorney; and
The Reverend Roy C. Clark, '41, Jackson
Womack's first official act after tak-
ing office on July 1 was to appoint
Jackson insurance executive Zach Taylor,
Jr., '44, to the all-important post of
Chairman of the 1959-60 Alumni Fund.
Taylor, a past president of the Alumni
Association, has since his student days
taken an active interest in the welfare
of his Alma Mater.
Taylor's work began immediately
after his appointment. In accoi'dance
with the recommendations of the Board
of Directors, he and President Womack
presented plans for a vigorous Alumni
Fund campaign for the current year to
the Executive Committee.
Goal for the 1959-60 Fund, as an-
nounced by Chairman Taylor, is $25,000
by June 30, 1960 — the largest in history
and $7,500 higher than last year's Fund
Statements by Taylor and Womack
elsewhere in this issue tell alumni why
they believe in the importance of the
annual giving program.
Taylor pointed out that if alumni meet
the $25,000 challenge they will equal
the annual income on an endowment of
$500,000. "In reality," Taylor said, "this
is the same as increasing the endo\\Tiient
of the College by $500,000. Alumni
giving is life blood to America's colleges
The Alumni Association's board of
directors, governing- body of the 7,500
Millsaps alumni whose addresses are
known to the College, is composed of
thirty-six appointed members, the elect-
ed officers, three past presidents, and
the executive director. Appointed di-
rectors serve for a three-year term.
New directors appointed this year by
President W'omack are: Dr. C. C. Apple-
white, '07; The Reverend N. U. Boone,
'33; Dr. Eugene Countiss, '30; Dr. James
S. Ferguson, '37; Mrs. J. D. Wofford
(Elizabeth Ridgway), '50; Dr. W. F.
Murrah, '08; Barron Ricketts, '27-'30;
Charlton Roby, '42; Robert S. Simpson,
"30; Dr. Fred T. Tatum, '43; The Rev-
erend J. N. Hinson, '36, and James Leon
Directors serving the final year of
their three-year terms are: Dr. Alex
Baines, '35; Howard Boone, Sr., '30; J.
D. Cox, '47; Robert Cra\\'ford, '52; Dr.
W. B. Dribben, '29; Ewin Gaby, '53;
Garner Green, '98; A. C. Griffin, '05;
W. S. Henley, '18; Albert Sanders, '42;
and Troy Watkins, '47.
Second-year directors include Dr. S.
E. Ashmore, '16-'17; Mrs. Ross Barnett
(Pearl Crawford), '26; Tom Boone, '56;
Dudley Culley, '24; Mrs. Walter Ely
(Ruby Blackwell), '28; Robert Ezelle,
'36; Granville Hamby, '41; The Reverend
Garland Holloman, '34; Dr. Raymond
Martin, '42; Mrs. T. H. Naylor (Martha
Watkins), '28; Mrs. Dewey Sanderson
(Fannie Buck Leonard), '50; Mrs. James
K. Smith (Sarah Kathleen Posey). '44;
and James David Tillman, '02.
President Womack and his officers
will carry on the work of the Association
through frequent meetings of the Execu-
tive Committee and at least two meet-
ings of the Board of Directors, one on
October 24, Homecoming, and the other
on Alumni Day in May.
On October 24 the 1959-60 represen-
tatives of the growing body of Millsaps
alumni will meet to put into action
the program which has been planned
since July 1, and to continue the proj-
ects initiated during the term of The
Reverend Roy C. Clark. President Wom-
ack and his board will work for several
hours framing a program in support of
the College which will be ambitious and
Someone You Know^?
JK Homecoming Carol
^T3j^ Shirley Caldwell
It was all the result of a bad dream.
Joe Grad, Class of '35, was the dreamer. He
supposed it had all been brought on by those Home-
coming announcement cards from the Alumni Office
— and by a guilty conscience, he had to admit.
He'd gotten a notice that day, as a matter of fact.
He had considered going back — maybe he could at
least make the football game. But then he had
remembered that a business acquaintance had said
that he might pass through that day. He had de-
cided he'd better be on hand just in case. One
had to keep those contacts that were so important
in the business world.
True, he had thought, he could take him to the
game. But the teams weren't known throughout
the nation, as were some of the other state teams.
He smiled as he remembered some of the scrappy
battles the teams had played. The score was always
close between those traditional rivals, and one year
they had fought to a 0-0 tie. He had to admit they
played a pretty good brand of football, even if they
did play for the fun of the game.
The dream had a "Christmas Carol" quality.
First there was the Ghost of Millsaps Past. That
one was fun. He'd gone back to the days when
he had played on the football team. He had sat
in class under Dr. Moore and voted to have a picnic;
under Dr. White and heard him tell of the days
back in Alabama ; under Dr. Sullivan, Dr. Harrell,
Dr. Mitchell, Dr. Sanders, and Dr. Hamilton. He
felt again the love for learning and for humanity
exuded by those men. He felt inspired to read all
those classics he'd always meant to read, to listen
to the music he hadn't time for, to study world
problems in the light of historical perspective, to
study the great philosophers and apply their con-
cepts to his world.
In his dream he saw himself singing under the
direction of "Pop" King and felt stirred again, not
only by the music but by that special spirit that
made the Singers what they were. He worked with
the backstage crew on the scenery for a play and
felt the thrill of an opening night. He wrote one
of his columns for the Purple and White. He walked
over the campus with Mary and gave her his fi'a-
ternity pin on the library steps.
The Ghost of Millsaps Present stayed only a
short while. It had been so long since Joe had
visited the campus that he didn't really know wh^t
Millsaps was like today. He had heard that a lot
of new buildings had gone up, that the enrollment
v.'as almost a thousand, that the faculty had in-
creased. He realized that he owed the school a great
debt — he even sent in a couple of dollars now and
then — but he .just didn't have time to see for himself
how matters stood. In parting the Ghost gave a
few words of advice. "Your diploma is no better
than your Alma Mater," he said. "What affects
your school affects you."
Joe decided that he couldn't go with the Ghost
of Millsaps Future and face what might be ahead.
"Very well," the Ghost said. "But imagine for
yourself what Millsaps would be without alumni
interest and moral and financial support. If her
alumni don't care what happens to her, who will?"
Joe's first act the next morning was to dig out
that Homecoming reservation card. This time he
really read the schedule of activities. "Reunions
for the classes of '10, '16, '17, '18, '35— why, that's
my class, and it's our 25th anniversary ! — '36, '37,
'38, '54, '55, '56, and '57. Lunch with the students,
with a good, old-fashioned pep rally to liven things
up ; the banquet, with the announcement of the
Alumnus of the Year Award ; and the big game
with Mississippi College. Sounds pretty good ! Why
didn't I notice before?"
What if his business friend did come to town?
He could take him with him. He'd probablv get a
kick out of it. Might
even encourage him to
go to his own school's
He checked all the acti-
vities and put the card
in the mail that very
morning. He could hard-
ly wait for October 24 !
Alumni Day and June's graduation activities climaxed the
College year 1958-59. (1) In a few hours, the end of under-
graduate days. (2) Just before Commencement — President
Finger, Bishop Franklin, and Dr. Judson C. Ward, of Emory
University, graduation speaker. (3) The faculty begins the
academic procession at Baccalaureate services. (4) The
Players reunion on Alumni Day honored Dr. White and Mr.
Goss. Claude Smith, '53, left, and the Lem Seawrights, '28,
were on hand. (5) Honorary degrees were awarded Dr. W.
B. Selah. The Reverend J. D. Humphrey, Dr. Richard L.
Cooke, and W. F. .Murrah. (6) The President's Reception for
the Senior Class was a highlight of graduation. (7) Seminars
on A'.umni Day are highly successful. Dr. Harry .Manley
IcL-tured on "The l!)(iO Flections." (S) A charming coed and
loyal alumni chatted about yesterday and today: and (9) a
"ipacitv crowd attended the banquet on Alumni Day. (10)
Yesterday's thespians joined Dr. White at lunch to begin
Alumni Day festivities.
William B. Jones
George L. Harrell
Qood and Faithful Servants
Death has taken two beloved alumni
of Millsaps College. The Reverend Wil-
liam Burwell Jones, 1897 graduate, and
Dr. George Lett Harrell, 1899 graduate,
have passed away since the last issue of
The end came for Brother Jones on
May 20, at the age of 89. He was the
oldest living graduate of the College.
Dr. Harrell died on August 9 after an
illness of more than a year. He was 83.
It is difficult in a few words to tell
of the greatness of these men, devoted
sei-vants of the Church and loyal alumni,
or to appraise the importance of their
contribution to the College. Both en-
rolled in Millsaps in 1894— Dr. Harrell
as a preparatory student and Mr. Jones
in the college department. Their love
for and loyalty to the College has
through the years been expressed in
both words and deeds.
Both have given in full measure to
the Church. Brother Jones sei'ved brilli-
antly as a Methodist minister in the
Mississippi Conference, and Dr. Harrell,
chairman of the department of physics
and astronomy at Millsaps, was a con-
secrated layman throughout his life.
Together these men of great stature
and great humility touched the lives of
thousands for infinite good. Brother
Jones, through his fifty-two years in the
Methodist ministry, from the pulpit and
through the ministry of visitation and
counseling, inspired and gave direction
to the lives of as many men and women
in Mississippi as any other man of his
time. Dr. Harrell's ministry of teaching
united "sound learning and vital piety"
in the minds and in the hearts of thou-
sands of the finest young men and
women in the state.
Each time the news of their passing
reached the campus the College faculty
and staff felt a deep sadness. With
these great souls went a precious link
with the past both of Millsaps College
and of Mississippi Methodism. Friends,
a few contemporaries, and a host of
the men and women who sat at their
feet down through the years will mourn
the loss of these men and, at the same
time, wnll feel that the experience of
death holds for them less mystery and
less dread because they have gone
A brief sketch of the lives of the two
alumni follows, in the order of their
passing. The pictures on the opposite
page will recall for many memories of
two truly great men of God.
WILLIAM BURWELL JONES
William Burwell Jones was born Sep-
tember 18, 1869, in Jasper County, Mis-
sissippi, the son of The Reverend
Ransom J. Jones, Sr.. and Malinda Jane
Benge Jones. He received his early edu-
cation in the public schools of south-
eastern Jasper County and later at the
Heidelberg Institute. His advanced edu-
cation included Bachelor of Arts and
Bachelor of Science degrees from Lex-
ington Normal College, a Bachelor of
Arts degree from Millsaps College,
Magna Cum Laude, a Bachelor of Divin-
ity degree from Vanderbilt University,
and special theological study at the
University of Chicago.
While at Millsaps, Brother Jones ex-
celled in scholarship and was one of
the earliest recipients of the Founders
Medal, awarded to the graduating senior
making the highest average for his en-
tire college course. He was a charter
member of Alpha Upsilon Chapter of
the Kappa Sigma fraternity.
In 1902 he was married to the former
Louisa Travis Hawkins, and five children
were born to this union.
After a brief but successful career in
the field of business he was licensed to
preach in 1901, and there followed more
than a half-century of service to the
Methodist Church. He served churches
and charges at E s c a t a w p a, Ocean
Springs, Gulfport, Philadelphia, Crystal
Springs, Lumberton, Meridian, Magnolia,
Lucedale and Logtown, Mississippi. Six-
teen years of his active ministry were
spent as a presiding elder, in which
position he distinguished himself as a
leader of the Church. In 1942 he was
retired under the age limit, but he
continued to serve as a retired supply
pastor for eleven years at Logtown.
Following his permanent retirement
in 1953 he spent most of his time with
his son, Dr. George H. Jones, in Nash-
Brother Jones and his family were
the first to send three generations to
Millsaps College and, along with the
Countiss family, the first to have three
generations of graduates. Four of his
children, five grandchildren, and several
nephews and nieces have attended
Among' his many contributions to
Methodism and to his state was the
writing of the history, .Methodism in the
Mississippi Conference. 1870-1894. Bro-
ther Jones began the project at the ag'e
of 75. The book was published when
he was 80.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs.
Grace Speed, of Forest; three sons.
Dr. George H. Jones, Nashville; Henry
M. Jones, Jackson; Warren C. Jones,
Forest; twelve grandchildren, and four
great grandchildren. Dr. Ransom J.
Jones, of Kinston, North Carolina, the
fourth son, followed his father in death
by only a few months.
GEORGE LOTT HARRELL
A native of the Bear Creek Com-
munity in Hinds County, George Lott
Harrell was born on October 17, 1875,
the son of Dr. Lucien Han-ell and
Carolyn Carmichael Harrell. He at-
tended the one-room schools of Hinds
County, where he was trained for en-
trance in the preparatory department
of Millsaps College. Following his grad-
uation from Millsaps in 1899 he taught
at Whitworth College and then did post
graduate work at the University of
Chicago. In 1901 he received the first
advanced degree granted by his Alma
Mater, the degree of Master of Science.
During his student days at Millsaps
his ability as a leader of men was
demonstrated. He was president of his
class from its organization through
graduation, and during his senior year
he was president of every student group
to which he belonged. He was one of
the early members of Kappa Sigma
His love for teaching was evident
early in his life, and his first full-time
college faculty position came in 1900
when he joined the faculty of Hendrix
College. Other colleges he served in-
cluded Centenary College, Epworth Uni-
versity, Mansfield Colleg-e (as its presi-
dent), Louisiana State University, and,
It was in 1911 that Dr. Harrell came
to Millsaps as professor of physics and
astronomy. He served in that capacity
until his retirement in 1947.
Thousands of former students will
remember him, too, for his efficient and
kindly service as registrar and for his
organization and administration of the
summer session for many years.
As chairman of the department of
physics and astronomy he had a key
role in the preparation of hundreds of
young men and women for professional
service as research scientists or teachers
In recognition of his outstanding con-
tribution to the College and the com-
munity he was awarded the degree of
Doctor of Science in 1948. He was a
member of Galloway Memorial Methodist
Church, where he was a steward and
lay leader for many years. He served
as a member of the General Board of
Missions of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, and as lay leader of the
He is survived by three children,
Benjamin S. Harrell, of Palo Alto,
California; William 0. Harrell, of At-
lanta, Georgia; and Elizabeth Harrell, of
Jackson; and several grandchildren. All
three of his children attended Millsaps,
and a granddaughter, Betty Harrell, of
Palo Alto California, is currently en-
rolled. His wife, the former Mai-y Eliza-
beth Slaughter, preceded him in death.
Dr. Harrell. center, and Harris Jones present a gilt to the
Library for the nine of "Ninetv-nine."
Brother Jones, his children and grandchildren gathered for
a memorable Christmas in 19.)6.
Castles In Spain
By Alfred P. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Chairman Emeritus, Department of
Our most recent trip to Europe slip-
ped up on me unawares. On March 1 of
this 5'ear, I had no more idea of going
to Europe than of flying to the moon.
But three ladies of Jackson got their
heads together and, befoi'e I knew it,
I was headed for Spain and other points
in Europe, including Paris, Nice, Rome,
First of all, my wife and Mrs. Boyd
Campbell rather casually said they
would like to tour Spain in an auto.
The fat was in the fire then. My wife,
with equal casualness, asked me how
I would like to tour Spain in a car with
Louise Campbell as driver. Thinking-
it was a pipe dream on her part, or at
least a joke, I said, "Fine, I've never
been to Spain," and laughed it off.
I thought I was perfectly safe, for
who ever heard of securing passage on
a ship in March ? It is necessai-y to
make arrangements months ahead, al-
Mrs. Bernice Myers, of the Rightway
Travel Agency, was called into action
by the two ladies already mentioned,
and, before you could say "Jack Robin-
son," we had passage on the Statendam
of the Holland-America Lines on May
30 from New York to Le Havre. In quick
succession we had reservations at hotels
in Paris, Tours, Madrid, Nice, Rome, and
Geneva, and a car from Paris.
I had said "Yes" too fast. Now I was
in for it.
We rented in advance a car from the
Auto-Europe Company, to start from
Paris June 8 and to be delivered back
to a branch of the same company seven-
teen days later at Nice, Fi-ance.
The car was a little European Simca,
and we got about thirty miles to a gallon
from it. We traveled nearly three thous-
and miles through France and Spain
on about S98 worth of gasoline, without
a flat or engine trouble of any kind,
and we had to pay about twice as much
for gasoline as in the United States.
Our first stop out of Paris was Char-
tres, that Gothic cathederal with the
marvelous stained glass windows.
We arrived at Tours, France, late in
the afternoon. Here, you remember, on
the plains of Tours, Charles Martel de-
feated the Moors in 732 A. D.
W^e used Tours as a base from which
to visit various famous chateaux in the
We saw Chateau Dun, Azay de Rideau.
Villandry, Chenonseaux, Amboise. At
Amboise we saw the grave of Leonardo
From Tours we drove down through
France to Biarritz, the famous seaside
resort on the Bay of Biscay. This was
an enchanting spot. We stayed in the
Palace Hotel, which had once been a
palace of Napoleon III and his Empress
Eugenie. It was the Waldorf-Astoria and
Miami Beach rolled into one.
Now we entered Spain near San Se-
bastian and drove through the Pyrenees
to Madrid through beautiful country,
but over poor roads. The towns and
villages are veiy quaint and resemble
villages in Mexico. The churches are
very much like the mission churches
in Texas and California.
iladrid is a beautiful city. It is sit-
uated on a high plateau and can be
seen for miles as you approach it. It
contains the remarkable Del Prado Mu-
seum, with works of El Greco, Velas-
quez, ilurillo, Titian, Albrecht Durer,
Holbein, and all the great masters.
The Escorial, near Madrid, a combined
monastry and palace, is a remarkably
interesting- place. In the crypt of the
monastery are the sarcophagi of all the
kings and queens of Spain placed in
tiers, one above the other, from the
floor to the ceiling of the great vault.
We saw a bullfight in Madrid, but left
in the middle of it. We couldn't take it.
.After one bull, we left it to the matadors
and toreadors to finish off the second
Spain itself is very interesting and
Toledo is an interesting old city, sur-
rounded by a medieval wall on a high
eminence. Here we saw the house of El
Greco and the museum full of his great
Segovia's greatest sight is a Roman
aqueduct, still in perfect condition, dat-
ing back to the second century A. D.
The Alcazar in Segovia, where Ferdi-
nand and Isabella lived, is interesting
and commands a view that is breath-
At Seville we saw the tomb of Chris-
topher Columbus in the great cathedral;
or, shall I say, one of the tombs of Co-
lumbus: They claim his bones, though he
has been buried in various places.
The .Alhambra at Grenada is all that
song and story have claimed for it. It
is just as lovely and romantic as you
have heard. Barcelona is one of the most
beautiful and interesting cities we visit-
ed in Spain. Not far from there we
crossed the border into France again
and were charmed with Carcassonne,
Nimes, Aries, and Avignon. Carcassonne
is a medieval fortified castle with a
surrounding wall, which housed a whole
city. Nice is beautiful, but its beach
doesn't compare with our beautiful sand
beach at Biloxi.
From Nice we went by train to Rome,
where we stayed three weeks, ily wife
and I really saw Rome and environs
this trip. And, yes, we felt there was so
much more to see.
We went from Rome on to Geneva for
a week, and then to Rottei'dam, where
we boarded the Statendam to come back
to Jackson, which looked just as lovely
to us as any city in Europe.
Annual Report of the 1958-59 Alumni Fund
Fund Year Closed June 30, 1959
Chairman, 1958-59 Fund
ROY C. CLARK, President, 1958-59
Millsaps College Alumni Association
The sleeping- giant is stirring. Millsaps College alumni, 869 strong, assisted by 19 friends of the
College and two corporations' matching gifts, gave 822,038.70 to their Alma Mater through the 1958-
59 Alumni Fund. The amount received and the number participating is far short of what must be ob-
tained from the inner circle to assure Millsaps' continued strength, but new records were set and
sights lifted for the years to come. Alumni participation was almost 100 above the best year prior
to the 1958-59 campaign, and last year's $17,411.22 (the best to that date) was exceeded by almost
$5,000. The announced goal of $17,500 was topped weeks before the campaign ended.
For the third consecutive year the Class of 1941 won top honors in the Sweepstakes Competition,
placing among- the top ten in number of members giving to the Fund, amount given, and percentage
of the class giving. The Classes of 1935, 1936, 1951, and 1954 placed among the top ten in two out of
the three categories. The Class of 1954 led in number giving. The Classes of 19C3 and 1907 tied for
first place in percentage giving. In amount given, the Class of 1917 nosed out the Class of 1936.
Thanks to the untiring efforts of Fund Chairman Rubel Phillips, his class managers, and the
campaign of the Millsaps Associates, more alumni gave larger amounts to the Fund than ever before
— some of them in the spirit of self denial.
The importance of the contribution of those who worked so faithfully and those who gave to the
1958-59 Fund cannot be adequately described in words. Nor can the gratitude of the faculty, adminis-
tration, and the students (those currently enrolled and those to come) be e.xpressed effectively.
Nevertheless, a sincere and heart-felt "thank-you" must suffice. In later years, this gratitude will
be demonstrated in the leadership and vision which Millsaps graduates give to the state, the nation,
and the world.
SUMMARY OF 1958-59 ALUMNI FUND
Total Subscribed --122,038.70
Number of Contributors 888
Percentage of Alumni Giving 14.2%
Average Gift I 24.82
General Contributions _... 785
(Less than $100)
Major Investors 84
Corporate Alumnus Program
Report of Giving
Class No. in class*
Before 1900 21
*lncludes those who enrolled with class
but did not graduate.
**Top performance classes.
OFFICIAL LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS TO THE
1958-59 ALUMNI FUND
Percy L. Clifton
Garner W. Green, Sr.
Harris A. Jones
William B. Jones
William J. Baker
Thomas Wynn Hollonian
Thomas M. Lemly
W. L. Duren
Mrs. Mary Holloman Scott
James D. Tillman
F. E. Carruth
Alfred M. Ellison
John Lloyd Gaddis, Jr.
0. S. Lewis
S. C. Hart
James Madison Kennedy
Benton Z. Welch
Mrs. J. E. Carruth
Aubrey C. Griffin
James Clyde McGee
Hendon M. Harris
Mrs. O. S. Lewis
(Evelyn Stevens Cook)
John L. Neill
C. C. Applewhite
C. A. Bowen
John William Loch
J. A. McKee
C. L. Neill
iMrs. C. L. Neill
Mrs. C. R. Ridg"way, Sr.
A. L. Rog'ers
Gilbert Cook, Sr.
W. F. Murrah
Mrs. Bert W. Stiles
W. R. Applewhite
J. H. Brooks
Clifton Leroy Dees
Mrs. Leon BlcCluer
James Fi-anklin Noble
Tom A. Stennis
Basil Franklin Witt
A. Boyd Campbell
John Wesley Crisler
Henrv Marvin Frizell
William Pullen, Jr.
Charles R. Rew
Leon W. Whitson
Svvepson S. Taylor, Sr.
M. W. Cooper
Joe H. Morris
Fred B. Smith
William N. Thomas
J. B. Honeycutt
Herbert H. Lestei-
Thomas F. Lott
Frank T. Scott
Martin L. White
Mrs. W. R. Applewhite
T. M. Cooper
J. M. Greaves
Eckford L. Summer
Sallie W. Baley
C. C. Clark
Robert T. Henry
Ramsey W. Roberts
Lewis H. Cook
Mrs. P. 'M. Hollis
William M. O'Donnell
M. A. Pilgrim
Otle G. Branstetter
Mrs. E. A. Hai"5\-ell
R. G. Moore
D. B. Morgan
Mrs. D. B. Morgan
D. M. White
C. H. Everett
Julian B. Feibelman
W. S. Henlev
Hill Hodges "
Mrs. A. M. Kirkpatrick
J. S. Shipman
Mrs. C. H. Terry
William E. Toles
Sam E. Ashmore
Mrs. Edith Brown Hays
Richard A. J. Sessions
Cornelius A. Bostick
Mrs. L C. Enochs
Alexander P. Harmon
C. G. Howorth
R. Bays Lamb
Thomas G. Pears
J. A. Bostick
Eugene M. Ervin
Mrs. W. F. Goodman
Robert F. Harrell
Mrs. L. J. Page
Austin L. Shipman
C. C. Sullivan
Colly e W. A If Old
W. Ross Brown
Henry B. Collins
Bui-ton Clark Ford
W. E. Addkison
F. L. Applewhite
E. B. Boatner
Joseph M. Howorth
Mrs. Walter R. Lee
Daniel F. McNeill
John F. Montgomery
Francis E. Ballard
Mrs. E. B. Boatner
R. B. Booth
James W. Campbell
Mrs. Louis L Dailey
(Thelma Davis Alford)
Rolfe Lanier Hunt
Hermes H. Knoblock
Daniel William Poole
."\lrs. Joe Pugh
O. H. Scott
Oliver B. Triplett
John Feli.x Waits
Mrs. J. Curtis Burrow
(Maggie Jlay Jones)
Frank A. Calhoun
Mrs. James W. Campbell
Dr. George H. Jones
:\Irs. R. T. Keys
Mrs. C. W. Lorance
(Pattie Mae Elkins)
William F. JlcCormick
S. S. McNair
Fred L. ilartin
T. H. Naylor
Alberta C. Tavlor
James E. Baxter
W. A. Bealle
Mrs. Morgan Bishop
(Lucie Mae McMullan)
Mrs. C. M. Chapman
Mrs. W. W. Coffey
(Erie Marcella Prissock)
Chester F. Nelson
John D. Noble
Mrs. John D. Noble
J. B. Price
L H. Sells
F. W. Vaughan
James Harold Webb
Charles B. Alford
R. R. Branton
Mrs. R. W. Campbell
Joe W. Coker
Arden O. French
George E. Greenway
Mrs. Leon Hall
JL D. Jones
Amanda Lane Lowther
Hillman 0. McKenzie
Eron U. Sharp
John C. Simms
Wade H. Stokes, Jr.
Mrs. Wade H. Stokes, Jr.
(Lou Ada Williams)
Mrs. E. W. Walker
Mrs. Henry W. Williams
William Curtis Alford
Mrs. A. K. Anderson
R. E. Blount
Eldon L. Bolton
Cecil L. Clements
Mrs. Walter Elv
William T. Hankins
Mrs. Herbert Hemeter
Ransom J. Jones
L. S. Kendrick
Mrs. T. F. Larche
(Mary Ellen Wilcox)
Wesley Merle !Mann
Mrs. Wesley Merle Mann
Sam Robert Moodv
Mrs. T. H. Navlor
M. A. Peevey
Mrs. Fred H. Purser
(Ruth Craven Buck)
George Oscar Robinson
V. lI ^Vharto■,;
E. B. Whitten
George R. Armistead
Mrs. R. E. Blount
Mrs. R. R. Branton
W. B. Dribben
Mrs. Evon Ford
Bessie Will Gilliland
Mrs. Roy Grishani
John S. McManus
Mrs. J. H. Maw
Mrs. W. Powers Moore
(Dessie Clark Loflin)
Theodore K. Scott
Mrs. N. N. Thompson
Mrs. Elizabeth P. Wilbanks
Mrs. Earl Alford
William E. Barksdale
Howard E. Boone
Mi's. Perry Bunch
William D. Carmichael
Eugene H. Countiss
Mrs. W. D. DeHority
Mrs. J. H. Hager
C. C. Holloman
Mrs. Philip Kolb
Mary Miller Murry"
Mrs. Barron Ricketts
Benjamin Y. Ruff
C. Arthur Sullivan
Ira A. Travis
Mrs. Ralph Webb
(Rosa Lee McKeithen)
Edwin B. Bell
Mrs. Percy L. Clifton
Robert A. Hassell
Mrs. Marshall Hester
J. Howard Lewis
Floyd L. Looney
Mrs. J. S. Love, Jr.
(Jo Ellis Buie)
Graves H. McDowell
Mrs. A. J. Martin
Mrs. M. A. Peevey
George B. Pickett
Martell H. Twitchell
R. E. Wasson
Annie Mae Young
Mrs. Edwin B. Bell
Mrs. John Clark Boswell
Mrs. J. H. Cameron
R. Dyson Casburn
Mrs. C. C. Holloman
(Sara Owen King)
Edward A. Khayat
Edward M. Lane
David A. Livingston
Mrs. Jacob H. Morrison
Mrs. H. E. Watson
Mrs. Burt Williams
Mrs. William E. Barksdale
(Mary Eleanor Alford)
Norman U. Boone
John Clark Boswell
Mrs. Reynolds Cheney
John R. Enochs
Mrs. T. D. Faust, Jr.
James G. Guess
Mrs. R. P. Henderson
Mrs. H. B. Kavelin
(Martha Louise Hamilton)
Mrs. Wylie V. Kees
(Mary Sue Burnham)
Floyd O. Lewis
J. Allen Lindsey
Mrs. L. L. Trent
(Ann Stevens Lewi^)
Henry B. Varner
Henry V. Watkins, Jr.
Mrs. Kathryn Herbert Weir
E. E. Brister
D. C. Brumfield
Henry C. Dorris
Robert S. Higdon'
C. Ray Hozendorf
Mrs. Marks W. Jenkins
J. T. Kimball
Mrs. Rabian Lane
Basil E. Moore
Arthur L. Rogers, Jr.
William Tremaine, Jr.
Buren T. Akers
Thomas A. Baines
Thomas S. Boswell
Charles E. Brown
Mrs. Frank Cabell
W. J. Caraway
Mrs. W. J. Caraway
Mrs. J. N. Dykes
Paul D. Hardin
Mrs. Henry Hinkle
W. C. Jones
Thomas F. McDonnell
Mrs. John McEachin
(Alma Katherine Dubard)
Marion E. Mansell
Charles Robert Ridgway, Jr.
James T. Vance
Mrs. James T. Vance
Henry V. Allen, Jr.
Mrs. Webb Buie
(Ora Lee Graves)
Mrs. H. C. Dodge
(Annie Frances Hinds)
Read Patten Dunn
Robert L. Ezelle, Jr.
Mrs. George Faxon
(Nancy Blanton Plummer)
Roger G. Fuller
Francis Stuart Harmon
Mrs. R. C. Hubbard
James A. Lauderdale
Alton F. Minor
Joseph C. Pickett
Thomas G. Ross
George R. Stephenson
P. K. Sturgeon
Mrs. Gycelle Tynes
Mrs. Paul Brandes
Bradford B. Breeland
William E. Cox
Mendell M. Davis
James S. Ferguson
H. E. Finger, Jr.
Mrs. Armand Karow
(Eunice Louise Durham)
Robert M. Mayo
A. T. Tatum
Mrs. Leora White Thompson
Mrs. Charles E. Brown
(Mary Rebecca Taylor)
G. C. Clark
Leonard E. Clark
Mrs. G. W. Curtis
(Sara Elizabeth Gordon)
Mrs. R. T. Edgar
(Annie Katherine Dement)
Mrs. A. Grey Edmondson
Ralph Joseph Elfert, Jr.
Wirt Turner Harvey
Dewitt T. Lewis
William Richard Murray
George E. Patton
Mrs. J. Earl Rhea
Rodney D. Walker
William H. Bizzell
Fred J. Bush
Robert A. Ivy
Hugh B. Landrum
Mrs. Raymond McClinton
Mrs. Howard Morris
Mrs. Donald O'Connor
(Ollie Mae Gray)
Mrs. Dudley Stewart
(Jane Hyde West)
A. T. Tucker
Mary K. Askew
Mrs." Ralph Bartsch
(Martha Faust Conner)
James L. Booth
Mrs. Alvin Flannes
(Sara Nell Rhymes)
Vernon B. Hathorn, Jr.
J. Manning Hudson
George E. Jones
Henry Grady Kersh, Jr.
Mrs. Jack C. King
Mrs. William R. McClintock,
Jr., (Catherine Wofford)
Mrs. A. L. Parman
Mrs. Henry P. Pate
W. B. Ridgway
Mrs. G. O. Sanford
Mrs. A. G. Snelgrove*
Mrs. Celia B. Trimble
Mrs. S. M. Vauclain
Joseph H. Brooks
John Paul Brown
Mrs. Pat Burt
(Marv Louise Elliott)
Jack L. Caldwell
Elizabeth Lenoir Cavin
Roy C. Clark
Al Fred Daniel
Eugene Thomas Fortenberry
Mrs. Magee Gabbert
Mrs. Gerald W. Gleason
Frank D. Godwin
Thomas G. Hamby
Mrs. Thomas G. Hamby
Thomas K. Holyfield
Joseph T. Humphries
Mrs. J. H. Kent, Jr.
(Mary Alyce Moore)
James J. Livesay
Joel D. McDavid
Calvin J. Michel
C. M. Murry
John W. Nicholson, Jr.
Mrs. John W. Nicholson, Jr.
Lawrence G. Painter
Mrs. Paul Ramsey
Harold A. Rankin
James P. Scott
James B. Sumiall
W. 0. Tynes, Jr.
L. H. Wilson
Mrs. B. E. Burris
Mrs. Al Fred Daniel
Wilford C. Doss
Mrs. Wilford C. Doss
(Mary Margaret McRae)
Mrs. Fred Ezelle
(Katherine Ann Grimes)
Mrs. Michael Gannett
Glenn Shelton Key
Mrs. Gwin Kolb
W. Baldwin Lloyd
Robert M. Matheny
Lawi-ence W. Rabb
Charlton S. Roby
Mrs. Nat Rogers
William D. Ross, Jr.
Mrs. William D. Ross, Jr.
Albert G. Sanders, Jr.
John L. Sigman
Felix A. Sutphin
J. B. Welborn
Mrs. Louis H. Wilson
Mrs. V. L. Wharton
Herman Zimoski, Jr.
Mrs. Sam K. Baldwin
(Kathleen Garner Stanley)
Otho M. Brantley
Alan K. Holmes
Mrs. Everett P. Johnson
(Frances Marion Wroten)
Mrs. Paul C. Kenny
Mrs. Henry Grady Kersh
Jack V. King-
Mrs. James J. Livesay
(Mary Lee Busby)
Mrs. Robert C. Montana
Mrs. Ed Muehlbach
Walter R. Neill
Robert D. Pearson
Mrs. Robert D. Pearson
Walter S. Ridgway
Mrs. Watts Thornton
J. L. Wofford
Mary Alice Boyles
Mrs. Jack L. Caldwell
(Marjorie Ann Murphy)
Jean M. Calloway
G. C. Dean, Jr.
Mrs. Lawrence Gray
(Mildred Merrill Dycus)
Mrs. Robert Holland
Mrs. J. T. Kimball
Mrs. E. D. Lavender
Mark F. Lytle
Mrs. Gordon L. Nazor
Mrs. William S. Neal
Mrs. H. Peyton Noland
(Sarah Elizabeth Brien)
Mrs. R. H. Rosen
John S. Sanders
Mrs. Bill Tate
Zach Taylor, Jr.
Noel C. Womack
Mrs. Noel C. Womack
(Flora Mae Arant)
Mrs. W. W. Barnard
(Frances Lynn Herring)
Mrs. R. W. Bientz
James E. Calloway
Mrs. Alice Neilson Hathorn
Mrs. 'W. Baldwin Lloyd
(Anna Rae Wolfe)
Betty C. McBride
Marjorie Mounger Nevels
Clifton H. Shrader
Mrs. Trent Stout
Mary Lockwood Strohecker
Mrs. Zach Taylor, Jr.
Marcus E. Waring
Mrs. George C. Curtis
(Lois Ann Fritz)
Mrs. Wayne E. Derrington
(Annie Clara Foy)
Mrs. Richard D. McRae
(Luella Selbv Watkins)
William E. Moak
Mrs. William E. Moak
J. H. Morrow, Jr.
Mrs. J. T. Oxner
Mrs. C. E. Salter, Jr.
(Marjorie Carol Burdsal)
Barrv S. Seng
W. E. Shanks
Mrs. Tennyson Weisell
(Carroll Mae Steen)
Mrs. M. W. Whitaker
Jim C. Harnett
Mrs. Jack Bew
Mrs. John F. Buchanan
(Peggy Helen Carj-)
Mrs. Neal Calhoun
(Mary Edgar Wharton)
J. H. Cameron
Mrs. H. L. E. Chenoweth
Sarah Frances Clark
Wallace L. Cook
Mrs. Harry L. Corban
James D. Cox
Mrs. Roger Elgert
(Laura Mae Godbold)
Mrs. William Joseph Herm
Mrs. J. J. Hill
(Betty Jim Canon)
Mrs. W. H. Izard
Mrs. R. S. Lindsey
Mrs. Sutton Marks
Mrs J. T. Murff
(Lesbia Cathon Byars)
James D. Powell
Mrs. W. G. Riley
(Elizabeth Terry Welsh)
Mrs. Charles E. Selah
(Mary Elizabeth Tingle)
Mrs. W. E. Shanks
(Alice Josephine Crisler)
W. L Smith
John Newton Tackett
M. W. Whitaker
Mrs. J. L. Wofford
Daniel A. Wright
Robert M. Yarbrough
Albert E. Allen
L. H. Brandon
Mrs. Jerrv Chang
Cecil L. Conerly, Jr.
Mrs. Vincent Danna, Jr.
Mrs. H. G. Hase
(Ethel Nola Eastman)
Mrs. Tliomas E. Hearon
Mrs. Harry Helman
William Joseph Herm
James S. Holmes, Jr.
Mrs. Turner Morgan
H. L. Rush, Jr.
John E. Sutphin
Mrs. William W. Watson
(Clara Ruth Wedig)
Charles N. Wright
Mrs. W. N. Bogan
(Ann Lomax Cresswell)
Mrs. R. C. Brinson
Bruce C. Carruth
Robert H. Conerly
William Ray Crout
Mrs. William A. Fulton
(Ruth Liez Johnson)
William F. Goodman, Jr.
James H. Jenkins, Jr.
Claude W. Johnson
Joseph W. Jones
George D. Lee
James E. Lott
Freddie Ray Marshall
Turner T. Morgan
Mrs. James D. Powell
Floyd William Price
Mrs. John Schindler
Carlos Reid Smith
William W. Watson
Everette R. Watts
Mrs. B. L. Wilson
(Bobbie Nell Holder)
J. W. Youngblood
Mrs. J. W. Youngblood
(Nora Louise Harvard)
William F. Appleby
Thomas T. Boswell
Elmer M. Boykin
Mrs. Tom Crosby, Jr.
Mrs. Robert Forrestal
Mrs. S. J. Greer
(Annie Ruth Junkinj
S. Richard Harris
Joseph R. Huggins
Mrs. Cecil G. Jenkins
Mrs. D.' D. Jones
Earl T. Lewis
Mrs. Guy Lewis
Mrs. David Mcintosh
John H. Millsaps, Jr.
Dick T. Patterson
Henry C. Pope
Mrs. "F. William Price
(Ruby Ella McDonald)
Mrs. H. L. Rush, Jr.
(Betty Joyce McLemore)
Paul Eugene Russell
Mrs. Dewey Sanderson, Jr.
(Fannie Buck Leonard)
Mrs. Carlos Reid Smith
Mrs. H. W. Weller, Jr.
A. Patton White
John D. Wofford
Mrs. John D. Wofford
( Elizabeth Ridgway)
Thomas Lawrence Wright
Robert J. Yohannan
Mrs. M. C. Adams
(Doris Puckett Noel)
Mrs. Joe V. Anglin
Mrs. Chester T. .A.shbv
(Onie W. Scott)
Francis M. Beaird, Jr.
Richard L. Berry
Rex I. Browii
William R. Burt
ilrs. Sid Champion
(Mary Johnson Lipsev)
Mrs. L. S. Chatham
(Betty Sue Wren)
Mrs. William Chenault
(Ann Marie Simpson)
Mrs. Stanley Christensen
George T. Currey
Roliert L. Ezelle. Sr.
Waverlv B. Hall. Jr."
Mrs. Harold Lee Jackson
(Louie Louise Mitchell)
Cecil G. Jenkins
Mrs. William F. JohQson
Mrs. Robert Kerr
(Marion Elaine Carlson)
Mrs. Raymond E. King
Mrs. J. S. Kochtitzky
Wilson S. Lambert
Mrs. Earl T. Lewis
(Mary Sue Enochs)
Evelyn Inez McCoy
Mrs." William P. Martin
John Howie Miller
Don Kay Pearson
Blrs. Don Rav Pearson
(Betty Jo Davis)
Mrs. Franz Posey
(Linda Lou Langdon)
David H. Shelton
Mrs. David B. Short
Bennie Frank Young-blood
Mrs. Herman Yueh
Billy R. Anderson
Robert L. Crawford
Mrs. Grady O. Floyd
(Sarah Nell Dyess)
Hugh Gaston Hall
Elbert C. Jenkins
Mrs. James H. Jenkins
Ransom L. Jones
William Riecken, Jr.
Mrs. Paul E. Russell
(Barbara Lee MeBride)
Roy H. Ryan
Mrs. Blanchard Sanchez
Harmon L. Smith, Jr.
Mrs. Harmon L. Smith
( Betty e Watkins)
J. P. Stafford
James Leon Young
Mrs. Flavins Alford
(Mary Ann O'Neil)
Mrs. Billy R. Anderson
Mrs. W. E. Ayres
M"rs. J. B. Barlow
(Mary Ann Babington)
Mrs. George Cain
Mildred M. Carpenter
Van Andrew Cavett
Mrs. William R. Clement
(Ethel Cecile Brown)
Mrs. Robert L. Cra\\'ford
(Mabel Clair Buckley)
Mrs. George T. Currey
(Mary Nell Williams)
Pat H. Curtis
Mrs. Walter L. Dean
Mrs. Loyal Durand
(Wesley Ann Travis)
Mrs. Rome Emmons
Ewin D. Gaby, Jr.
Sedley Joseph Greer
Mrs. 'Milton Haden
Byron T. Hetrick
Mrs. Martha Montgomery
Mrs. James R. Howerton
John T. Lewis, III
T. W. Lewis, III
Samuel O. Massey, Jr.
Mrs. John H. Miller
(Jerry Jean Stevens)
Tulane E. Posey, Jr.
Mrs. James R. Ransom
John C. Sandefur
Mrs. Steve Short
(Retha Marion Kazar)
Mrs. R. G. Sibbald
(Mary Ann Derrick)
Mrs. Ale.xander Sivewright
Charles R. Sommers
Forrest L. Tohill
Mrs. Forrest L. Tohill
Irby Turner, Jr.
Mrs. Roger Dean Watts
(Annie Greer Leonard)
Mrs. Charles N. Wright
Mrs. Charles Allen
W. E. Ayres
Jack Roy Birchum
John R. Broadwater
Mrs. John R. Broadwater
L. E. Buzarde, Jr.
Mrs. L. E. Buzarde, Jr.
(Linda Lou McCuller)
William R. Clement
Mrs. Stephen E. Collins
M. S. Corban
Mrs. Richard Feltus, Jr.
Alfred W. Ferriss
Jodie Kvzar George
Mrs. Paul G. Green
R. Malcolm Guess
Louis W. Hodges
Mrs. Louis W. Hodges
(Helen Elizabeth Davis)
Mrs. James D. Holden
Mrs. Yeager Hudson
Mrs. Joseph R. Huggins
Harold Lee Jackson
Edwin H. Jones
Mrs. Edwin H. Jones
Mrs. T. W. Lewis, III
Frank B. Mangum
Mrs. John W. Morris*
Leslie J. Page, Jr.
Thomas E. Parker
Mrs. William Riecken, Jr.
David D. Powell
Mrs. David D. Powell
Mrs. Jerry Roebuck
(Jessie Wynn Morgan)
Mrs. S. D. Seymore, Jr.
(Bettye Jean Russell)
Louie C. Short
Mrs. Louie C. Short
(Frances Jo Peacock)
James W. Simmons, Jr.
Lee Andrew Stricklin
Oscar N. Walley
Mrs. Lamar Weems
James Lloyd Williams
Mrs Howard B. Burch
Stephen E. Collins
Mrs. Ewin Gaby, Jr.
Mrs. Robert C. Graves
(Anne Carol Finger)
Mrs. John Willard Leggett,
III (Carol Mae Brown)
Mrs. John T. Lewis
(Helen Fay Head)
John Bertrand Lott
James N. McLeod
Mrs. A. W. Martin, Jr.
Mrs. Samuel O. Massey
(Mary Lynn Graves)
Roy Acton Parker
Mrs. B. H. Reed
(Amelia Ann Fendergraft)
Mrs. John Sandefur
(Mary Louise Flowers)
Mary Alice Shields
R. Warren Wasson
William T. Weathersby
Mrs. Raymond Wilson
Mrs. James Leon Young
John M. Awad
Mrs. J. B. Barkley
Mrs. James L. Boyd
Jesse W. Brasher
John B. Campbell
Joseph S. Conti
Walter E. Ely
Albert W. Felsher, Jr.
Stearns L. Hayward
Mrs. Gordon Hensley
John Willard Leggett, III
Walton Lipscomb, III
Mrs. John D. McEachin
Mrs. Donald C. McGregor
(Sara Jo Smith)
John W. Morris
Anita Barry Reed
O. Gerald Trigg
Mrs. Summer Walters
Albert N. Williamson
Donald R. Youngs
Milton Olin Cook
Mrs. Milton Olin Cook
Mrs. Frank Corban, Jr.
(Lady Nelson Gill)
Mrs. M. S. Corban
(Margaret C. Hathorn)
Newt Parks Harrison
Mrs. Paul J. Illk
Sam L. Jones
Mrs. Sam L. Jones
Walter Jean Lamb
Mrs. William R. Lampkin
(Johnnie Marie Swindull)
Mrs. Alvah C. Long, Jr.
Mrs. Jack M. McDonald
(Betty Louise Landfair)
John D. McEachin
Sandra Claire Miller
Mrs. S. M. Mohon
Mrs. Thomas E. Parker
(Mary Ruth Brasher)
Dorothy Anita Perry
Mrs. Tex Sample
(Peggy Jo Sanford)
Mrs. M. L. Spiro
(Daphne Ann Richardson)
Mrs. O. Gerald Trigg
Summer Walters, Jr.
Mrs. Donald R. Youngs
Mrs. Raymond Thomas Ar-
nold (Janice Mae Bower)
John E. Baxter, Jr.
Carol E. Broun
Thomas B. Fanning
Meredith Elizabeth Garrison
Otho Thomas Greenlee
Jack M. McDonald
Donald C. McGregor
Nancy Elizabeth Rogers
B. J. Smith
Betty Gail Trapp
Donald Grey Triplett
Nancy Caroline Vines
Jim L. Waits
Myrna Flo Wallace
Herbert Arthur Ward, Jr.
V. D. Youngblood
Mrs. Albert W. Felsher
( Rosemary Parent)
Mrs. Leslie Joe Page, Jr.
( Frances Irene West)
Ewin Gaby, Sr.
W. L. Hammer
Alex A. Hogan
J. 'W. Latham
Phillip B. Lawrence
Richard D. McRae
Sam P. McRae
William D. Mounger
Mr. & Mrs. William H.
Thomas Hal Phillips
J. Earl Rhea
A. G. Snelgrove*
Leland R. Speed, Sr.
R. C. Stockett
**Gift matched by Gulf Oil
*Gift matced by Dow Chem-
Listed below ai^e the names of alumni and friends whose gifts to the Fund totaled $100
or above. The significant increase over 1957-58 (from 53 donors to 84) in this category
is most encouraging. More gifts of this type are urgently needed and, we believe, will be
forthcoming as more and more alumni become aware of the importance of their support
to the strength of their Alma Mater.
Henry V. Allen, Jr.
C. C. Applewhite
Sam E. Ashmore
Thomas A. Baines
Norman U. Boone
Dr. and Mrs. John C. Boswell
Rev. and Mrs. R. R. Branton
Mr. and Mrs. Charles I. Brown
(Mary Rebecca Taylor)
Rex I. Bro\vn
Mr. and Mrs. Webster M. Buie
(Ora Lee Graves)
Mrs. Frank Cabell
A. Boyd Campbell
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Caraway
(Catherine Josephine Ross)
Joseph William Coker
Cecil Lloyd Conerly
Gilbert P. Cook, Sr.
Eugene H. Countiss
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Crawford
(Mabel Clair Buckley)
John R. Enochs
R. L. Ezelle, Jr.
H. E. Finger, Jr.
Marvin A. Franklin
John L. Gaddis, Jr.
S. Richard Harris
Robert T. Hollingsworth
J. Manning- Hudson
Mrs. Wylie Kees
(Mary Sue Burnham)
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Kimball
Jack V. King
Mrs. Raymond King
Mrs. J. S. Love, Jr.
(Jo Ellis Buie)
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond McClinton
James Clyde McGee
John S. McManus
Mrs. Richard D. McRae
(Luella Selby Watkins)
Mr. and Mrs. W. Merle Mann
John F. Montgomery
Basil Ellis Moore
R. G. Moore
Mrs. Howard Morris
Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Neill
Walter R. Neill
Lawrence G. Painter
George B. Pickett
Mrs. J. Earl Rhea
Mr. and Mrs. Barron Ricketts
C. R. Ridgway, Jr.
Mrs. C. R. Ridgway, Sr.
Walter S. Ridgway, H
W. Bryant Ridgway
Mr. and Mrs. Nat Rogers
Thomas G. Ross
Albert G. Sanders, Jr.
Frank T. Scott
Frederick B. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Zach Taylor, Jr.
O. B. Triplett, Jr.
Henry V. Watkins
D. M. White
Dr. and Mrs. Noel Womaek
(Flora Mae Arant)
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Wright
Each year some alumni and friends wish to designate the purposes for which their
gifts to the Alumni Fund are used. Names of donors of special gifts appear below.
In Memory Of
Mrs. J. R. Countiss
Dr. Luther Edwin Miller, '50
Harvey T. Newell, '33
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin C. Wilson
Gift Made By
Mrs. Walter Ely
Dr. and Mrs. Earl T. Lewis
Mrs. Tom Larche
Memorial Book Fund, Library
Mrs. Rex 1. Brown
L C. Enochs
Mrs. Ailleen Becker Phillips
Mrs. R. B. Rusling, '44
Mrs. Mary B. Stone
Mrs. A. F. Watkins
Dr. and Mrs. A. F. Watkins
W. H. Watkins, Sr.
Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Wright
Dr. and Mrs. Noel Womack
Rubel L. Phillips
V. D. Youngblood
Robert L. Ezelle, Sr.
Francis M. Beaird, Jr.
Robert L. Ezelle, Sr.
Dr. J. S. Ferguson
James N. McLeod
C. R. Ridgway
Mr. and Mrs. Webster M. Buie
H. Gaston Hall
Dr. and Mrs. Gwin Kolb
Mrs. J. S. Love, Jr.
Mrs. Howard Morris
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Morris
Dow Chemical Company
Millsaps Room, Library
Alumni-Football Team Supper
Millsaps Room, Library
Millsaps Room, Library
WHY THE ALUMNI FUND?
Millsaps College must continue to serve as an outstanding
educational institution ! To assure that, her graduates and former
students must give her their financial support.
My reason for giving to the Alumni Fund is simple. Millsaps
College has achieved its enviable position through the tireless
efforts of many persons through the years. We who enjoy the
benefits of her training and guidance must do our part to make
Millsaps an even better institution.
The financial problems facing all independent colleges are
acute. However, with adequate support, Millsaps College can
and will maintain its high standards. It is a real challenge for
us to do everything we can to make the Millsaps of tomorrow
even better than the Millsaps of today. The Alumni Fund gives
each of us an opportunity to take immediate and specific action
to accomplish this goal. Your gift is urgently needed.
Zach Taylor, Jr., Chairman
Millsaps College Alumni Fund
Millsaps College has stood for the finest in education
and character building throughout its entire history. The factors
behind the success of the College in maintaining these high
standards are as follows :
1. A dedicated administration
2. A faculty that has been willing to give its best for relative-
ly little more return than the satisfaction of helping others
3. A student body generally cognizant of the value of the
institution and what it has to offer
4. More recently, an alumni nucleus determined that the
things Millsaps stands for will not pass away
We are attempting to stimulate continuing support for ^lill-
saps because it is a positive factor in our community and nation.
The College will not thrive because of its outstanding aims and
accomplishments alone. The greatest opportunity for progress
lies in the realm of active alumni support. There are many oppor-
tunities to support the College, but I feel the most important way is
by continual giving. I hope that every alumnus will see fit to
join us in this most worthwhile endeavor.
Noel C. Womack, President
Millsaps College Alumni Association
LOYAL SONS ARE WE"
^^ Alumni never live
down their school and
a school never
lives down its alumni,,.
You and your Alma
in this together— and
letting her run
downhill is simply
one of your priceless
—Richard L. Evans
''The Spoken Word"
A report to the alumni on some of the accomplish-
ments of the Association during 1958-59.
On July 1 a new year of activity began for the Millsaps
College Alumni Association, activity which increasingly
takes the form of significant support for the College.
When outgoing pi-esident Roy C. Clark moved to the
Executive Committee post of immediate past president, the
new administration, under the guidance of Noel Womack,
began twelve months of work for the College. Some of the
activity will be new projects and some will be the continua-
tion of work begun during the previous year and earlier.
It is appropriate here to salute the men and women who
gave unselfishly of their time during the 1958-59 alumni year.
Despite loss oi' time because of illness. Roy Clark led the
Association to new records of service to the College. Work-
ing with Clark as officers were vice-presidents Garland
Holloman, W. B. Dribben and Noel Womack; and Mrs. J. D.
Wofford, secretary. The assistance of Fund Chairman Rubel
Phillips and past presidents T. G. Ross, Craig Castle, and
O. B. Triplett played a large part in making possible the
Enthusiastic support from the 36 appointed members of
the Board of Directors put the Association's projects on a
solid foundation. All things considered, it was a great year.
A summary of a few of the activities and recommenda-
tions of the Board during 1958-59 is, in reality, the gi'eatest
tribute to the men and women who came to the campus on
numerous occasions and worked continually at home to build
a greater and a stronger Millsaps. The summary, by com-
(1) Finance A total of $22,038 was raised through the
Alumni Fund, with 888 persons taking part in the
drive. The Committee called upon all Methodists
to give increasing financial support to the College
through their churches and suggested ways for
achieving this goal. It reviewed the budget of the
College, suggested ways of promoting the Memorial
Book Fund plan, and urged vigorous solicitation for
gifts from out-of-state firms doing business in
(2) Legal Advisory The constitution of the .A.lumni
Association was studied and recommendations were
made for several changes. The College was advised
to exercise care in disposal of girts of property
within the ten-year limit.
(3) Membership A plan to include retired professors
in the Association as associate members was framed
and approved. The Committee and the Board wez-e
of great assistance in bringing Alumni Office
records up to date and in increasing the active
roster by more than 600 persons.
(4) Programs Alumni assistance in planning and stag-
ing such special events as Homecoming and Alumni
Day was invaluable. More than 800 graduates and
former students responded to the call to "come back
home." Recommendations were made to the College
for a Methodist Student Day and a joint meeting of
the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association
and the Board of Trustees of the College. Plans were
approved for a spring reunion of Grenada and Whit-
worth alumni on the Millsaps campus.
(5) Club Organization After thorough study, consoli-
dation of this committee with another committee
was recommended. The group urged that clubs now
organized take recruitment of top students as a
(6) Projects This committee studied several sugges-
tions for the promotion of the alumni program in
support of the College and chose the following for
emphasis during the coming year: the establishment
of an alumni speakers bureau; the establishment of
committees to encourage and assist extracurricular
organizations on the campus; and the formation of a
committee of the Board to work with the College
in the area of long-range development. A day set
aside to bring younger high school students to the
campus was suggested.
EVENTS OF NOTE
from town and gown
Big Year For Music
Music will liteially fill the air this
year with the expansion of the music
Leland Byler, formerly with the Jack-
son City Schools, has been named to
succeed Holmes Ambrose as chairman
of the department. Ambrose resigned to
study theology at Boston University.
Two additional full-time staff mem-
bers will bring the music faculty to
five. Returning instructors are Richard
Fairbanks, assistant professor of music,
and Jonathan Sweat, associate professor.
Newcomers are Lowell Byler, instructor,
and William Huckabay, assistant pro-
fessor. Several part-time teachers will
supplement the regular staff.
Byler has announced several changes
in the e.xtracurricular offerings. The
Millsaps Singers, which in recent years
has numbered more than 200, will be
divided into a chapel choir and a concert
choir from the beginning of the year
rather than in the spring. Leland Byler
will direct the concert choir and Lowell
Byler will direct the chapel choir. Both
groups will be available for programs
throughout the year.
The band will be under the direction
of Leland Byler. New uniforms, which
were ordered last year but did not ar-
rive in time to be used, will add to the
appearance of the organization. The
area which formerly housed the cafe-
teria in Galloway Hall will be, among
other things, a practice room for the
Three oratorios will be presented dur-
ing the year, Byler said. Details have
not been worked out as yet.
The Madrigal Singers, under the di-
rection of Richard Fairbanks, will also
undergo a change. The number of sing-
ers and the repertoire will be increased,
and they'll probably have a new name
since they will no longer be singing-
The annual musical, staged in co-
operation with the Players, will be given
in March; and, of course, there'll be
the usual concerts and recitals.
A late summer renovation project has
transformed Founders Hall basement in-
to a first rate music building annex. The
area formerly occupied by the band has
been expanded to include practice rooms,
clajsroonis, and studios for two instruc-
Since the re-establishment of the de-
partment in 1956, steady advance has
been made in building it into one of
the finest in the state.
Science and Faith
A Nobel Prize winner visited the cam-
pus in May and told his listeners that
i-eligion should not be abandoned be-
cause of apparent contradictions.
Dr. E. T. S. Walton, a native of Ire-
land, spent two days on the campus
speaking to the general public, at chapel
services, and to the faculty.
He was awarded the Nobel Prize in
1951 jointly with Sir John Cookcroft for
"pioneering work on nuclear transmuta-
tions by artificially accelerated part-
icles." He is Erasmus Smith Professor
of Natural and Experimental Philosophy
at Trinity College, University of Dublin.
In his chapel talk he said, "There are
occasions when there are contradictions
in natural science. Scientists do not
abandon great ideas because of apparent
Describing the value of religion as a
scientific theory, he said it "gives a
practical guide to conduct, meaning to
the Universe, and is deeply satisfying to
those who have experienced it."
Classes of 1910 and
are the Golden and
Other reunion classes are
1918, 1936, 1937, 1938,
Lunch for early arrivals
(Reunion classes sit toj;
Majors-Choctaws Game --
Salute An Alumnus
Know of a Millsaps alumnus who's
made especially outstanding contribu-
tions to his church, college, and com-
munity during the past year ?
Then why not see to it that he's
honored as he should be. What better
way than by nominating him for the
Alumnus of the Year Award to be pre-
sented at the banquet on Homecoming ?
President Noel Womack has announc-
ed that the deadline for receipt of nomi-
nations is Monday, October 19.
Recipient of the award will be select-
ed by a committee composed of alumni,
students, and faculty members.
Webb M. Buie, '36, Jackson realtor,
was named to receive the award last
year. Other recipients in the past five
years include the Reverend Roy C. Clark,
'41, Jackson, 1957; Rubel Phillips, '48,
Jackson attorney, 1956; Mayor W. J.
Caraway, '35, Leland, 1955; and Gilbert
P. Cook, Sr., '08, Canton businessman,
Nominations must be in letter form,
giving details of character and service,
and should be mailed to the Alumnus of
the Year Committee, Millsaps College,
Jackson. Primary consideration will be
given to service rendered during the
year immediately preceding, but past
contributions will also be considered.
Nominees must be graduates or former
students of Millsaps College and may
be either men or women.
The Millsaps College community join-
ed Mississippi Methodists in welcoming:
Bishop and Mrs. Marvin A. Franklin
upon their return from the Bishop's
episcopal visit to Europe early in Sep-
Bishop Franklin, who is currently
serving as president of the Methodist
Council of Bishops, toured eleven coun-
tries in Europe as the representative
of more than 10,000,000 Methodists. He
and Mrs. Franklin spent more than
two months visiting the centers of
As chairman of the Board of Millsaps
College, Bishop Franklin furnishes lead-
ership for the 18-man policy making body.
In recognition of his many years of
outstanding- service to the College as
Chairman of the Board of Trustees,
R. L. Ezelle, Sr., has been appointed trus-
tee emeritus. Mr. Ezelle retired as chair-
man of the Board in May, 1954, for
reasons of health.
Bishop Marvin A. Franklin, Chair-
man of the Board, announced the ap-
pointment of C. R. Ridg'way, Jackson
real estate executive; W. T. Brown,
Greenville businessman, and The Rev-
erend Joe T. Humphries, Methodist
minister from Cleveland, as trustees. The
three new members replace Mr. Ezelle,
Dr. J. D. Wroten, Sr., Methodist clergy-
man and former District Superintendent,
of Doddsville, and W. E. Bufkin, of
Rolling Fork, educator, whose terms
The changes were announced at the
meeting of the Board of Trustees in the
May 7, 1960, will be Teachers' Day at
Especially it will be a day to honor
Professor R. R. Haynes, chairman of
the education department since 1930,
who will retire :\t the close of the
The many alumni who have become
teachers under his guidance will want
to be present to indicate to him how
much he has meant to the College during
his thirty years of service.
The reunion of the teachers will be
but one function of an exciting Alumni
Day. Everybody is invited and urged to
come. There'll be lots of things going
on, including seminars on current topics
led by Millsaps professors and one of
the Players' fine productions.
Plan now to attend.
Faculty Is Strong
The addition to eleven full-time and
two part-time faculty members this fall
brings the total number of teachers at
Millsaps to 53 full-time and 4 part-time.
Latest to join the Millsaps faculty are
Bernice Allen, assistant professor of
sociology; Abraham Attrep, instructor
of history; David R. Bowen, Jr., assist-
ant professor of political science; Dr.
George W. Boyd, associate professor of
English; C. Leland Byler, acting chair-
man of the department of music; Lowell
Byler, instructor of music; William
Huckabay, assistant professor of music;
William Thomas Jolly, acting chairman
of the department of classical languages;
T. W. Lewis, III, instructor of religion;
James Montgomery, basketball coach
and associate professor of physical edu-
cation; and Mrs. Francisco A. Norona,
instructor of romance languages.
Dr. Thomas L. Reynolds has returned
from his Sabbatical leave to resume his
duties as chairman of the department of
mathematics. He worked at the U. S.
Naval Ordnance Test Station at Horn
Lake, California, during the 1958-59
Shirley Parker, '53, instructor of Eng-
lish, has been awarded a Danforth
Foundation fellowship to continue her
studies in English at Tulane. Audrey
Jennings, '54, instructor of sociology,
married David Franks, '57, in April and
has joined her husband in New Orleans.
Now attending Boston University,
Holmes Ambrose resigned his position
as chairman of the music department to
study theology. Grady McWhiney, also
off on a Sabbatical leave last year, has
accepted a position with the University
of California, and C. M. (Sammy) Bart-
ling, athletic director, has resigned to
enter private business.
The answer given most often this year
to inquiries as to postgraduation plans
was, "Graduate school."
Seventy-one of the 189 seniors who
received diplomas in May indicated that
further study was an immediate objec-
tive. A good number of these were enter-
ing medical school, quite a few were
going to theological school, and several
planned to study toward higher degrees
with a view to teaching on the college
Honors For Moore
Dr. Ross Moore, '23, chairman of the
history department at Millsaps, became
the fourteenth person in the 45-year
history of Omicron Delta Kappa to
receive the Distinguished Service Award.
The award was made at the biennial
convention of the leadership honor
society in Pittsburgh in the spring.
The principal founder and a charter
member of the Millsaps chapter. Dr.
Moore has given support and sei^vice
to the work of the organization since
its founding in 1926. He has seiTed
as secretary for a number of years.
On the national level. Dr. Moore has
sei-ved as Scholarship Fund Trustee; a
member of the General Council; and as
Acting National Treasurer. He was
awarded the Meritorious Service Certifi-
cate at the 1951 National Convention
in St. Louis, Missouri.
Grant From Gulf
A $1,000 assistance grant was made
by the Gulf Oil Corporation to the
College during the summer.
The grant was designated for use by
the geology department for the pur-
chase of equipment for lectures, labora-
tories, and field trips. Dr. R. R. Priddy,
chairman of the department, said that
photographic and projecting equipment
and short-wave radio equipment for
communication between cars on field
trips would be purchased.
Dr. J. S. Ferguson, who joined with
Dr. Priddy in accepting the grant for
the College, described it as an "out-
standing example of concern for the
needs of higher education which has
characterized Gulf Oil Corporation's
Eight Millsaps alumni are employed as
geologists with Gulf, according to Dr.
Two Fulbright Scholarships were
among the many grants received by Mill-
saps students, alumni, and professors
Jon Ed Williams, '59, and Ann Myers,
'58, received Fulbright grants. Williams
will study labor economics and industrial
sociology at the University of Cologne in
Kohn, Germany. Miss Myers, a student
at the Fletcher School of Law and
Diplomacy last year, planned to study
international affairs and the British
Commonwealth at the Australian Na-
tional University in Canberra.
Woodrow Wilson fellowships were
awarded to Jeanine Adcock, '59; Bill Bal-
gord, '59; Peggy Rogers, '60; and Ker-
mit Scott, '58. Purpose of the fellowships
is the encouragement of interest in
teaching at the college level.
National awards were also made to
1959 graduates Bill Hendee, Atomic
Energy Commission; Max Miller, Nation-
al Defense; Joe Cowart, H. B. Earhart
Foundation; Charles Majure, Southern
Awards from individual universities,
according to an incomplete list, were
made to Bobbie Jean Potts, Brinson
Conerly, Fred Dowling, Pat Wynn, John
Drysdale, Ann Damare, and Franz Ep-
ting, all '59 graduates.
Danforth Foundation Awards were
made to Reynolds Cheney, '58; Fred To-
land, '47; John Sutphin, '48; and Shirley
Dr. Donald Caplenor, chairman of the
biology department, studied during the
summer under a National Science Foun-
We welcome the following into the
Future Alumni Club of the Millsaps
College Alumni Association:
Donna Carole Barkley, born February
10 to Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Barkley (Julia
Parks, '56). She was welcomed by Lynn,
Jonathan .Mark Burford, born to Mr.
and Mrs. Hugh J. Burford. Mr. Burford
is a '54 graduate.
Olive Coker Home, born June 9 to Mr.
and Mrs. Bryant Home, both '54. Mrs.
Horne is the former Olive Coker.
Martha Helon Hall, born March 14 to
Mr. and Mrs. Waverly Hall, Jr. Mr. Hall
is a '51 graduate. Martha Helon was
welcomed by Miriam Elise, 1^2.
Deborah Rochelle Hayes, born to Mr.
and Mrs. Leverette Hayes on June 16.
Mr. Hayes attended from 1953 through
1957. Mrs. Hayes, the former Freida
Ann Rochelle, is a '57 graduate.
Kathleen Carlisle Jones, born in Jan-
uary to Dr. and Mrs. R. Lanier Jones.
David Lanier, 2I2, welcomed the little
girl. Dr. Jones is a '52 graduate.
Penelope Jones, born February 15 to
Mr. and JMrs. Allan C. Jones. Mr. Jones
is a '58 graduate.
Robert Bernard Kelley, born April 6
to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kelley, Jr.
(Josephine Ward Booth), both '54.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Robert C. Kelley (Lynn Little),
'22-'23 and '27.
Robert Vernon Kennington, born to
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Kennington, II
(Fredda Shelton, '55) on July 19.
Catherine Joiner Lord, born July 24
to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Joiner Lord
(Cathryn Collins, '59). Mr. Lord attend-
ed from 1955 through 1958.
Elizabeth McKay, born July 19 to Mr.
and Mrs. Haden E. McKay. Mr. McKay
attended from 1931 through 1933.
Brooks Bradley Martin, born April 14
to Mr. and Mrs. William P. Martin
A Letter To T
Class of 1959
Saturday, May 30, 1959, will go down in Library history as a Great
Day. It was almost closing time when Billy Mullins and John Drysdale
entered — or perhaps we should say, made a grand entrance. They came
bearing the gift of the Senior Class.
It is a discerning class indeed that selects the Library as its bene-
ficiary! We take this opportunity of thanking you, individually and as
a whole, for your discernment and for your generous contribution of
$100.00 for the purchase of books.
These books will be carefully selected with home tests in philosophy
in mind, and history reading assignments, the Pentateuch, significant
figures, the anatomy of the cat and foreign governments! In each volume
will be placed a bookplate inscribed with the words, "Gift of the Class of
1959." Succeeding classes will use these volumes, see this inscription, and
add their thanks to ours.
This word of appreciation comes from the Library, the Faculty Com-
mittee and the entire college.
With best wishes to each of you.
BETHANY C. SWEARJNGEX
(Milly East, '51). He was welcomed by
Edwin Sims Mize, III, born to Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin S. Mize, Jr., on July
7. Jlr. Mize is a '59 graduate.
Julia O'Neil, bom May 18 to the
Reverend and Mrs. Arthur M. O'Neil,
Jr. The Reverend O'Neil is a '54 gradu-
Durwin Allan Parish, born to Mr. and
Mrs. Ted Parish (Joanna Clayton, '55)
on June 15. He was welcomed by Jeffery,
Martha L. Powell, born in July to Mr.
and Mrs. William F. Powell (Joan Lee),
Penny Louise Sumrall, born to Mr.
and Mrs. William Wayne Sumrall (Shir-
ley Gibson, '52-'54) on July 4. The Sum-
rail family also includes William Wayne,
Jesse Wade, Jr., born to Mr. and Mrs.
Jesse Wade (Gloria Millen, '55) in Sep-
Tommy Willetts, Jr., born March 12
to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lee Willetts
(Martha Ann Wolford). Mr. Willetts
is a '58 graduate. Mrs. Willetts gradu-
ated in 1957.
Tonkel Is Author
Keith Tonkel, '58, has written a true
story of an "adventure on faith" which
will be released in late October.
"Finally the Dawn" is an account of
the experiences of Tonkel, John Sharp
Gatewood, '60, and Lacy Causey, '59, as
they hitchhiked over the United States
and traveled to France and England on
a Christian witness mission.
In an interview with a Jackson news-
writer concerning the book Tonkel said,
"We ran into a lot of tremendously in-
teresting and exciting experiences, and
the book touches on all of them. We
were asked our opinion on all kinds of
subjects by all kinds of people, and the
book details our answers.
"We also learned a lot about the
goodness of people and what we learned
has been an inspiration. I think this
book will be of special interest to young
people, as many of the problems that
they are confronted with in life are
brought up in it."
Keith entered Emory L^niversity on
September 14 to continue his study for
Advance orders for the S3 book should
be addressed to "Finally the Dawn." 164
Woody Drive, Jackson, Mississippi.
Elizabeth Joy Allen. '57-'58, to Joseph
Leroy Root. Living- in Jackson.
Mildred Armstrong to Alfred Thomas
Eubanks, '55. Living in Memphis.
Carolyn Myna Bain. '57, to Eugene
Carter Sample. Living in Tuscumbia,
Nancye Barnett, '57-'58. to Eugene
Hunter Hurst, IIL Living in McConib,
Elizabeth Dwight Bassett to Leslie
Woodson Shelton, Jr., '57. Living in
Bettye Blue, '59. to Richard Forbes.
Living in Lawton, Oklahoma.
Reba .lean Boackle. '57, to Nafe James
David. Living in Memphis.
Margaret Augusta Bradsher to George
Alonzo Day, '51. Living in New Orleans.
Betty Sue Brown to Richard William
Green, '58-'59. Living in Dallas.
Betty Jean Burgdorff, '57-'58, to Fred
B. Dowling, '59. Living in Jackson.
Loyce Cain to Herman L. McKenzie,
Jr., '50. Living in Greenwood, Mis-
Daisy Calhoun, '55-'56, to Lester Orth.
Living in New Orleans.
Billy e Kathryn Cameron to James
Walter Simmons, Jr., '54. Living in
Dorothy Jack Casey, '59, to James
Lamar Nation. Living in Ithaca, New
Lallie Lawson Catchings, '54-'55, to
Louis Jennings Owens. Living in Orange.
Harriet Jean Clark to Charles Alex-
ander Brewer, '55-'57. Living at Uni-
Mary Grace Co.x, current student, to
Robert William McCarley, '57. Living in
Betty Lou Davis to John Calvin
Philley, '57. Living in Memphis.
Betty Jo Deason. '56-'57, to Morris
Cook Thompson. Living at Emory Uni-
Sallie Anne Dement, '58, to Mark
Wogan Burdette. Living in York,
Homecoming Is For You
Saturday, October 24, is Homecoming on the Millsap.s Col-
Since Homecoming is for you, won't you make a special
effort to show your loyalty to your Alma Mater and your
interest in education by attending"?
The day begins at 11:30 a.m. with registration in the Union
Following in order are lunch in the cafeteria, student pep
rally, parade, reunions (2 to 4), President's Reception for
the alumni (4 to 5), Homecoming Banquet (5:30), and the
big game with Mississippi College at 8 p.m.
Ann Elizabeth Dillard. '58, to Lt.
Kenneth Evans. LiviuR in New River,
Diane Dubard to Charles Clayton
Cooper, '5o-'55. Living in Greenwood,
Lucy Claire Ewing, '58, to William
Marvin Hilbun, Jr. Living in Jackson.
.Margaret Flowers Ewing. '58, to John
Edward Thomas, '59. Living at Emory
Jacqueline Louise Felder, '59, to James
Hilton Butler. Living in Baton Rouge,
Arlene Fuller, '55-'57, to Frank Clifton
Betts. Living in Jackson.
Meredith Elizabeth Garrison, '58, to
William Lee Graham, '58. Living in
Sarah Jane Givens to Alexander A.
Alston, Jr., '58. Living in Fredericksburg,
Zoe Ann Grigsby, '54-'56, to Robert
Young Wood, Jr. Living in Natchez.
Sarah Jo Hamilton, '57-'58, to John
Harry Lewis. Living at State College,
Nancy Lee Hannaford, '54-'57, to
William Allen Home. Living in Jackson.
Fay Ruth Hartheock, '54-'57, to Daniel
Walker Lewis. Living in New Orleans.
Mary Anne Hays, '56-'58, to Richard
Best Duncan, '56-'59. Living in Univer-
Rosemary Howie, '48-'49, to Guy Hart-
well Bumpas. Jr.. summer school '52
Living in England.
Sarah Louisa Jones, '58, to Georg(
Richard Jones. Living in Jackson.
Peggy Lack, '53-'54, to William Ed
ward Spear. Living in Montgomery, Ala
Patricia Ann Lawrence, '55-'56, ti
James Carlton Smith, '55-'58. Living ii
Mariella Lingle, '56-'59, to Samue
Elgin Scott, '59. Living at University
Katie Louise Lowry, '58, to Willian
Jewel Goodell. Living in Fort Worth.
Jeanette Lundquist, '59, to Jame:
Young Harpole. Living in Jackson.
Barbara McDougal, '58, to John Ben
jamin Younger, '59. Living in Jackson.
.Martha Jane Mclnvale, '59, to Ardei
Andrews Ellise. Living in Greenville
Carolyn May, '56 - '57, to Henrj
D'Aquilla. Living in Centreville, Mis
Mary Louise Moore, '55-'56, to Horaci
Emerson Buzhardt. Living in Vicksburg
Mary Jane Cavett Newsom, '41, t<
William Snowden Sims. Living in Wash
ington, D. C.
Cora Phillips, '59, to John Echols, '59
Living in Columbia, Missouri.
Werdna Dee Phillips, '54-'56, to Dougla:
Carlton Altenbern. Living in Memphis
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James Byrd Hillman, '04, is serving-
his 25th consecutive year as president
of the Neshoba County Fair Association.
The Fair, a week-long affair which pro-
vides an opportunity for relaxation and
freedom from work, annually attracts
thousands of visitors. Mr. Hillman is
a practicing attorney in Philadelphia,
On the anniversary of Dr. Robert H.
Harmon's ('15) 35th year as director
of the George Washington University
Glee Clubs, almost 400 friends gathered
for a special testimonial banquet in his
honor at the Presidential Arms in Wash-
ington, D. C. He was presented with a
hand-lettered scroll of appreciation from
his friends; a three-piece stereophonic
music system; two volumes of letters
from friends all over the world; a re-
cording of the evening's proceedings;
and a citation of appreciation from the
General Alumni Association of the
George Washington University. Present
for the occasion were his two brothers,
A. Pearle Harmon, '20, and Bishop Nolan
B. Harmon, '14, and Representative
William yi. Colmer, '09-'12. Dr. Harmon
has also served as Associate University
Physician and has founded and directed
several special musical combinations.
Members of the class of 1918 will miss
hearing from Mrs. A. M. Kirkpatrick
(Leota Taylor) this year during the
Fund Drive. Mrs. Kirkpatrick, in her
capacity as class manager, has acted as
unofficial correspondent, passing on
news of interest about the class mem-
bers. However, her doctor has instruct-
ed that she give up extra activities since
she suffered a heart attack earlier in the
year. She says that she's feeling fine
and can drive her car now.
The Maurice Thompson Singers, of
whom Millsaps can claim five, has a
record out entitled "For the Sheer Joy
of Listening." It's available in Jack-
son music stores at $2.50. Millsaps par-
ticipants are Mrs. Armand Coullet (Mag-
nolia Simpson, '24), associate professor
of Latin and German; Edwina Goodman,
wife of W. F. Goodman, Jr., '49; Clifton
Ware, '59; Mary Taylor Sigman, wife
of John L. Sigman, '38-'40; and Carol
Bergmark, wife of Robert E. Bergmark,
director of religious life.
Like many college teachers, John C.
Simms, '27, of North Georgia College,
spent the summer studying and getting
ready for the new session. He attended
a Science Institute for College Teachers
at the University of North Carolina.
The Greenwood Little Theatre's re-
cent production of "Blithe Spirit," star-
ring Lem Seawright. '28, was considered
by many the best play the drama group
has given. Mr. Seawright, a former Mill-
saps thespian, is a member of the Board
of Governors of the theatre. Mrs. Sea-
wright is the former Jo Jeff Power,
Archie Lee Gooch, '24-'25, has been
appointed district engineer of the Jack-
son District of the United Gas Pipe
Line Company. He served as district en-
gineer at Beaumont, Texas, prior to
moving to his new position.
South of Appomattox, a history of
the Reconstruction years by Nash K.
Burger, '25-'27, and John K. Betters-
worth, '29, was scheduled for September
publication by Harcourt, Brace. The
book concerns the question, "Did the men
who led the Confederate Army to a gal-
lant defeat go home to die in bitterness
— or did they lead the South as cou-
rageously in peace as in war?" The
answer is presented through the lives
of ten men, including Jefferson Davis
and Robert E. Lee. Mr. Burger is on
the editorial staff of the New York
Times Book Review. Professor Betters-
worth teaches history at Mississippi
State University and recently completed
a Mississippi textbook.
Mrs. L. L. Trent (Ann Lewis, '33)
served during the past year as a visiting
teacher, or school social worker, with the
Chattanooga Public Schools. She plans
to do the same next year or be trans-
ferred to a special education room for
mentally retarded children.
Having worked in the field of labor
relations since receiving his Master's
degree in that field in 1935, Thomas F.
Neblett, '33, has had his own labor
relations consulting firm in Los Angeles
for 13 years. The company. Employers
Labor Relations Council, Inc., serves
over 1600 employers on a continuing
basis. Mr. Neblett and his wife and
daughter live in Pasadena.
Lucile Little, '30-'31, executive di-
rector of the Mississippi Heart Associa-
tion, was named Secretary of the Year
by the Malabouchia Chapter of the Na-
tional Secretaries Association (In-
ternational). She holds permanent mem-
bership on the advisory board on con-
tinuing education of the University of
Mississippi and is a member of the Mis-
sissippi Executive Forum; the Board of
Stewards of Capitol Street Methodist
Church; and the Business and Profes-
sional Women's Club. She has been in-
vited to participate in the Mississippi
Advisory Council for the 1960 White
House Conference on Children and Youth.
Princeton University has named Dr.
R. Paul Ramsey, '35, former member
of the Millsaps faculty, to serve as
chairman of the department of religion.
Mrs. Ramsey is the former Effie
Register. '37-'38. The Ramseys have
three daughters, Marcia, 15. and Janet
and Jenifer, 13.
Summer theater attracted a number
of Millsaps people this year, including
the Andrew Gainey family. Mr. Gainey,
'36-'38, served as producer, director, and
star of a play-with-music, "The Drunk-
ard," at America's newest summer thea-
ter, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Mrs. Gai-
ney and the four children filled key
positions. A member of the faculty of
the Consei"vatory of Music of Birming-
ham-Southern College, Mr. Gainey re-
cently appeared in the Birmingham Town
and Gown production of "Carousel."
Ale.xander McKeigney, '40, has been
appointed admini.^trative assistant in
the executive department of Mississippi
Power and Light Company. For the
past three years, he has served as as-
sistant to the president of Mississippi
State University. He has also held the
positions of Assistant Attorney General
and chairman of the Mississippi Tax
Commission. He is co-author of the
Mississippi Edition of Government by
the People, a civics textbook chosen for
use in Mississippi public schools. Mr.
McKeigney is married to the former
Marie Guyton, and they have two chil-
Wood Junior College, in Mathiston,
Mississippi, has announced the appoint-
ment of William R. Lacey, '42-'43, '45-'46,
to the position of professor of English
and German. He's a graduate of Mis-
sissippi State and has done additional
work at Georgetown University.
A systems engineer with Chance-
Vaught Aircraft Company in Arlington,
Texas, F. H. "Woody" Frantz, '43-'44.
is also making a name for himself as a
writer in the technical field. He and
Mrs. Frantz, the former Marie Grubbs,
'44, have two sons, ages nine and
Dr. .John Ballard Breazeale, '47, will
teach graduate and undergraduate
courses in physics at the University of
Wichita, Kansas, this year. He will also
initiate and conduct new research pro-
grams at the graduate level. He re-
ceived his MS degree from the Univer-
sity of Alabama and his Ph.D. from
the University of Virginia.
One of a team of surgeons who, a
few years ago, reported a key develop-
ment in heart surgery which would pro-
long the time the heart can go without
a blood supply. Dr. Hector S. Howard,
'48, is now taking a fellowship in cardio-
vascular surgery at St. Louis Univer-
sity. When the report was made in 1957
it was called a "significant develop-
ment" through which "medical science
may be substantially enriched."
Charles Lehman, '48, is a member of
the advertising firm of Daniel Starch &
Staff in Mamaroneck, New York. He
is also studying social psychology at
William Crout, '49, will complete
residency and examinatioms for the
Ph.D. degree in the History and Philos-
ophy of Religion at Harvard University
this year. Last year he was the Harvard
Divinity School Scholar and also served
on the staff of The Memorial Church,
of which Dr. George Buttrick is pastor.
Among the ten Dade County (Miami),
Florida, teachers who received Valley
Forge Classroom Teachers' Medals this
year was Doris Leech, '49, who teaches
at the Twin Lakes Elementary School.
Given on the basis of nominations made
by citizens, the awards are for "ex-
ceptional work in teaching a better
understanding of the American way of
life." Four hundred forty-four awards
were given in the nation.
Having recently received the BA de-
gree from the Pasadena Playhouse,
Eugene Pollock, '45-'47, is set for a
show business career — he hopes in the
field of television directing. At the
moment he's busy completing a script
and writing a correspondence course for
A recent issue of Current, Kappa
Delta Epsilon periodical, featured Mrs.
James David Powell (Elizabeth Lamp-
ton, '49), advisor to the Millsaps Chapter
and regional director of the education
honorary. Also displayed were pictures
of the campus, which will be the site of
the Southern Regional Convention in
November. Mrs. Powell has had four
years' teaching experience and has re-
ceived her MA degree in elementary
education from the University of Ala-
bama. Her husband, a '47 graduate, is
assistant profeBsor of ed'ucation at
A dedication program for the Helena,
Arkansas, Hospital, of which Carlos J.
R. Smith, '49, is administrator, was
held May 17. This year marks the 50th
anniversary of the hospital. Mrs. Smith
is the former Dorris Liming, '50.
In the month of April, 1959, Ernest
L. Jordan, '49, an associate of the
Edward W. Hughes Agency for the
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance
Company in Jackson, ranked number
seven in volume sold among the 1800-
man field force of Massachusetts Mutual.
He is expected to qualify for the Million
Dollar Round Table of the National
Association of Life Underwriters. Mr.
Jordan is married to the former Virginia
Ann Batton, '48, and they have two
The Jackson Heidelberg Hotel's new
sales manager is Ed Van Zandt, '46- '49,
who assumed his duties in August. He's
very active in civic work, serving as
president of the Jackson Junior Chamber
of Commerce and as a member of the
Capitol Optimist Club, Jackson Adver-
tising Club, and the American Legion.
Newly named president of the Mis-
sissippi Art Association is Bob Koch-
titzky, '46-'47, who served as exhibition
chairman and executive vice-president
during 1958. He is engaged in public
relations and advertising work in
The "Rural Minister of the Year" for
Mississippi is W. F. Appleby, '50, pastor
of the Methodist churches in Guntown,
Saltillo, Pleasant Valley, and Liberty.
He and 12 other Southern ministers
received certificates of recognition from
Emory University and Progressive
Farmer magazine. He was cited for his
work in helping to begin an every-
member canvass, publishing a monthly
paper, and organizing a youth camp
and two Boy Scouts troops.
Forty-degree-below-zero weather, ice-
bergs, and Eskimos will be everyday
experiences for Muriel Allen, '51, this
winter. She'll be teaching in the Goose
Bay, Labrador, Air Base Dependents
School. She has eight years' teaching
experience in Natchez and Jackson. She
expects to return to Jackson next June.
Dr. David Shelton, '51, assistant pro-
fessor of economics and business ad-
ministration at the University of Dela-
ware, conducted a research project on
the economic development of Brazil this
summer. A special aspect of his work,
under the sponsorship of the Nation-
wide Insurance Group of Columbus, Ohio,
is the history and growth of the Bra-
zilian insurance industry. He completed
a similar project in 1957-58, studying
insurance institutions and economic de-
velopment in Latin America.
Harmon L. Smith, Jr., '52, has been
named assistant to the dean of the
School of Theology at the University of
North Carolina, where he is working
toward his Ph.D. Mrs. Smith is the
former Bettye Watkins, '52.
An old-fashioned pounding was the
way Summit, Mississippi, chose to wel-
come the Reverend Robert Hunt as
pastor of the Methodist Church there.
A '53 graduate, he assumed his new
position in June. He is married to the
former Mary Jim Kern. Mr. Hunt's
father, the Reverend Brunner M. Hunt,
'21, was named to serve as superinten-
dent of the Hattiesburg district. His
brother, Brunner R. Hunt, '47-'49, be-
came head of the Methodist Book Store
in Los Angeles on May 1.
Robert Francis Streetman, '54, is
serving as Wesley Foundation director
of the Women's College of the Univer-
sity of North Carolina. Before accept-
ing the position he held pastorates in
William Beale Sheppard, '54, has been
named assistant manager of the Vet-
erans Administration's 525-bed general
medical and surgical hospital at Colum-
bia. South Carolina. He moved to Co-
lumbia from Atlanta, where he served
as the seven-state area representative
of the medical administrative service of
the VA's Atlanta .Area. Mr. and Mrs.
Sheppard have a daughter, Linda Ann,
Alumni who have completed work for
advance degrees in recent months include
David Powell, '54, BD, Emory; John
Walter Godbold. '.39, :\Iaster's in Public
Administration, Saint Louis University;
Thomas O. Prewitt, '56, Master's in
Social Work, Florida State University;
and Harry Woodson Carter, '54, MD,
Millsaps was represented by five
alumnae and students in the 1959 edition
of Who's Who of Beta Sigma Omicron.
Lois Boackle, '54, medical technologist
at the University of Mississippi Medical
Center and St. Dominies Jackson Memo-
rial Hospital, was listed among those
who had gained great prominence in
their chosen professional fields. Carol
Broun, ^58, a student at Columbia Uni-
versity, was named as a Worthy Beta,
and students Jlia Aurbakken, Jewel
Taylor, and Patricia Wynn were listed
as Outstanding Betas.
Odean Puckett, '54, was president of
the graduating class for the Centennial
Commencement of the Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ken-
tucky, in May. As class president, he
delivered the principal speech at the
senior banquet. He was ordained during
the summer and has accepted a position
in Laurel, Mississippi.
The Central Kansas Conference of the
Methodist Church has admitted Sidney
Alexander Head, '54, to its membership.
The Reverend Head is serving as chap-
lain of the Wesley Methodist Hospital
Yeager Hudson, '54, has been appoint-
ed instructor in philosophy at Colby
College in Waterville, Maine. He re-
ceived his Bachelor of Sacred Theology
degree from Boston University in 1958
and is completing requirements for his
Ph.D. degree there. He has served as
director of religious education at the
First Parish Church in Brookline, Massa-
chusetts, for the past three years. Mrs.
Hudson is the former Louise Hight. '54.
A pediatrics fellowship from Wyeth
Laboratories has been awarded to Di\
Campbell Gilliland, '54, who began a
year's training in pediatrics at Grace-
New Haven Hospital in New Haven,
Connecticut, in July. He was a member
of the first graduating class of the
University of Mississippi Medical Cen-
ter and has just completed a year's
residency in pediatrics at the University
Hospital. He is married to the former
Cecilia Uidgway, '55, who has served on
the faculty of Duling Elementary School
for the past four years.
After three years of teaching social
studies at Clarksdale Junior High School,
Susan Hart Brown, '56, assumed her
new duties as director of religious edu-
cation at the First Methodist Church
of Brookhaven, Mississippi, in August.
She has done graduate work at George
Peabody College for Teachers since
Show business has enticed another
Millsaps alumnus to travel the circuit
of the booking agents' offices. Henry
Clements, '56, remembered by Millsaps
alumni as Emile de Becque in "South
Pacific" and in "Bullfight" and "The
Rainmaker," has set his sights for New
York following a summer at the Lake
Maxinkuckee Playhouse in Culver, In-
diana. At Maxinkuckee, which is con-
sidered one of the best summer theaters
in the country, he served as music
director and leading man in such musicals
as "Bells Are Ringing" and "Brigadoon."
For the past year he's been studying at
the Universitv of Indiana.
During the past year Mrs. Barry
Gerald (Marjorie Ann Brown, '56>
taught speech therapy in Houston,
Texas, where her husband is specializing
in radiology. The Geralds have one
child, Lucy, who is three years old.
Lucy's knack for proper timing was
the talk of the campus when she made
her appearance immediately after her
mother completed her degree require-
Martha Ann Smith, '57, will teach
American dependent children at an air
force base in England this year. She
left in August for London, where her
assignment was made. She taught the
second grade in Pensacola for two years.
A National Science Foundation grant
for special study in the field of math
at Mississippi State University was
awarded to R. W. .McCarley, '57. Mr.
McCarley teaches math at Murrah High
School in Jackson. He married Mary
Grace Cox, current student, on August
In addition to her duties as a special-
term missionary in Korea, Jane Hull,
'53-'55, teaches English Bible two eve-
nings each week over HLKY', the Chris-
tian broadcasting station in Seoul. Peggy
Billings, '50, and Dot Hubbard, '51, are
also missionaries working in Korea, and
they write that they have a "grand time
reminiscing about Millsaps."
After a year of study and travel in
Europe, The Reverend and Mrs. Edward
W. McRae (.Martina Riley, "57), returned
to the States in June, when Mr. McRae
became pastor of the Hickory, Missis-
sippi, Methodist Church. The couple took
advanced professional courses at the
University of Edinburgh and visited
Great Britain, the Continent, and the
Having just completed a six-month
tour of duty with the Army, Robert L.
Smith, '57, departed in August for San
German, Puerto Rico, where he will
teach voice and choral music at the
Inter American L^niversity of Puerto
Rico. He received his Master's degree
fi-om Ole Miss in January.
This column is dedicated to the memory of graduates, former
students, and friends who have passed away in recent months. Every
effort has been made to compile an accurate list, but there will be un-
intentional omissions. Your help is solicited in order that we may make
the column as complete as possiljle. Those whose memory we honor are
as follows :
James A. Alexander, Sr., '99-'02, who died July 31, 1959. He was a Jackson
H. R. Babington, '17, who died October 10, 19.58. He had lived in Meadville,
Clarence Bullock, '17, who died in June, 1959. He was a Jacl\Son resident.
Morris A. Chambers, '00, who died in Beaumont, Texas, on May 9, 1959.
John Lloyd Gaddis, Jr., '99-'01, who passed away in April, 1959. He lived in
Dr. George Lott Harrell, '99, who died August 9, 1959. He was a resident of
Dr. Hodgie Clayton Henderson, '11, who died May 9, 1959, after a brief illness.
He lived in Dallas, Texas.
John Wesley Holifie'd, '11, who passed away on September 25, 1958, after an
illness of eight years. He was a resident of Laurel, Mississippi.
Dr. Ransom J. Jones, '28, who died on August 20, 1959, at his home in Kinston,
North Carolina. He had served as a physician for 27 years.
The Reverend William B. Jones, '97, who was the oldest living graduate of the
College. He died May 20, 1959, in Nashville.
H. P. "Pat" King, '38-'40, who died in a tractor accident on August 12, 1959. He
had lived in Pelahatohie, Mississippi.
The Reverend William Marvin Langley, '04, who died May 29, 1959, in Hatties-
John Miller MacLachlin, '30, who died September 1, 1959. He was a resident
of Gainesville, Florida, where he taught at the University of Florida.
Edward Henry Sherrod, '52, who died September 7, 1959. He was a resident of
Emmett Simpson, '30-'31, '32-'33, who died August 1, 1959. He was a Yazoo
City resident and the brother of Mrs. Armand Coullet (Magnolia Simpson, "24),
associate piofessor of Latin and Gei'man at Millsaps.
W. Leon Smith, '14-'15, who died August 1, 1959. He had lived in Blytheville,
Arkansas, where he was in his second term as chancellor.
Dr. Prentiss Smith, '19-'21, who died November 30, 1958, in Hattiesburg, Mis-
Frederick Yerger, '11, who died June 9, 1959. in Jackson.
FROM THIS DAY-
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Gay Allee Piper, '59, to Edwin Reed
Orr, in, '57. Living in Jackson.
Mary Charles Price, '59, to Russell
Harris Stovall, '58. Living in New Or-
Mary Lynell Reid, '59, to Steve Smiley
Ratcliff, Jr. Living in Quantico, Virginia.
Katherine Elizabeth Ross, '54-'55, to
Henly James Flood, Jr. Living in Laurel,
Janelle Ryder, '55-'58, to Edwin Bryan
O'Neil. Living in Pascagoula, Mississip-
.Mary Louise (Judy) Scales, '57-'59, to
Thomas Herbert Naylor, '58. Living in
Mabel Rose Shields to Grover Stan-
ton, Jr., '56-'57. Living in Natchez.
Eleanor Ruth Smith, Baptist mission-
ary nurse of the Christian Hospital of
Moulmein, Burma, to the Reverend
Robert C. Howard, '39-'41, Methodist
missionary in Burma.
Shirlev Corinne Stanton, '56, to John
Nash H. Burger, '25-"27, and John
Bettersworth, '29, are co-authors of
"South of .Vppomattox." a history of
the Reconstruction Era.
Mas'shall Brown. Living in Shreveport,
Douglas Ann Stevens to Dr. Billy
.Mack Graham, '52. Living in Charleston,
Lela Annette Tardy, '57-'59. to Chris
John Dardaman. Living in Knoxville,
Jo Nell Thomas to Graham Hales, Jr.,
'57. Living in Louisville, Kentucky.
Margaret Tolar to John D. Morgan,
'57. Living in St. Louis, Missouri.
Theresa Jane Travis, '58, to James
Renan Richmond. Living in Mobile.
Jane Mcintosh Waggoner to the
Reverend Charles Haymes Pigott, '54.
Living in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
.Allan Glover Walker, '59, to Reynolds
Smith Cheney, U, '57. Living in Phila-
Dorothy Claudia Walley to James
Houston Alvis, '48-'49. Living in Jack-
Nola Ware to John Edward -Simmons,
'53-'54. Living in Meridian, Mississippi.
Elizabeth Sue Webb, '53-'55, to Henry
J. Tauzin, Jr. Living in Luling, Louisiana.
Florence Caridad Werby, '57-'58, to
Robert Lowry Williams. Living in Hat-
Susan Sutton Wbeeless, '59, to Sara
Leslie Roberts, Jr., '55-'57. Living in
Judith Ann Willcox to Reginald Shaw
Lowe, Jr., '56. Living in Jackson.
Jo Ann Wilson, '59, to James Earl
Reed. Living in Inverness, Mississippi.
Helen Young, '57, to Paul Wong. Liv-
ing in California.
Calendar of Events
Homecoming October 24
"Life With Father" November 4-7
High School Day November 21
Second Play December 9-12
Christmas Holidays Begin December 18
Exams January 16-23
Semester Ends January 23
Second Semester Begins January 26
Musical March 16-19
Hal Holbrook's "Mark Twain Tonight" March 30
Spring Holidays April 14
Alumni Day May 7
Final Play May 4-7
Commencement May 29
Summer Session Begins June 4
Summer Session Ends August 12
Helping Dreamers to Dream Keeps America Strong
"We are the music-makers.
And we are the dreamers of dreams . . .
Yet we are the movers and shakers
of the world forever, it seems."
Arthur O'Shaughnessy, The Music-Makers
Throughout our history as a nation — indeed, throughout the
history of all mankind — it has been the dreamers of better ways
of doing things who have made our lives more worthwhile.
And yet the dreamer of today, if he is to contribute to the
betterment ofhis fellow man, must bean erfucaferf dreamer. He
must have assimilated the knowledge and undergone the
training that enable him to dream beyond the present, beyond
the knowledge we have now.
Can there possibly be a better reason for strengthening the
sources of knowledge — colleges and universities?
It seeems incredible that a society such as ours which has
profited so vastly from an accumulation of knowledge — and
from the fulfillment of dreams — should allow anything to
threaten these wellsprings of our learning.
The crisis that confronts our colleges threatens to weaken
seriously their ability to transmit the knowledge and to en-
courage the dreams that will keep America strong.
The crisis is composed of several elements: a salary scale
that is driving away from teaching the kind of person best
qualified to teach; overcrowded classrooms; and mounting
college applications that will double in less than ten years.
Help the colleges and universities of your choice. Help
them plan for stronger, better-paid faculties and for expan-
sion. The returns will be greater than you think.
If you want to know more about what the college crisis meons to you, and
what you con do to help, write for a free booklet to: HIGHER EDUCATION,
Box 36, Times Square Station, New York 36, N.Y.
Sponsored as a public service in co-operation with the Council for Financial Aid to Education, by
AAillsaps College Alumni Association
KEEP IT BRIGHT