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Winter Edition 

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 
Day reunion. 


Associate Editor SHIRLEY CALDWELL 


Volume 43 

JANUARY, 19.59 

No. 5 

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. 

College presidents 
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 
and state. 

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. 


The Year 



Ihe l!()l!ASlli;i.A honors Hr. .Milloii C. White. 


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 
this year. 

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- 
form speaker. 

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. 



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 
of progress. 

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 
Europe Unite?" 

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 
these reports. 

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 
received awards. 

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- 
bright scholarship. 

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; 
and Soott. 

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 
social sciences. 

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- 
ligious leaders." 

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 
nation-wide tour. 

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 
Graham, Macon. 

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 
business manager. 

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 
to studv. 




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 
that day. 

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 
the production. 

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 
lofty idealism. 

"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 
his lead. 

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 
to membership. 

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 
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, 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 
been evident. 

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 
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 
actively interested." 

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 
a deficit. 

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 
of life. 

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 
college finances. 

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? 

Athletics — 

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 
of victories. 

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- 
collegiate athletics. 

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 
day "spectatoritis." 

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 
local churches. 

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- 
molding group. 

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 workshop. 

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 
carrier boys. 

November's agenda included the Jackson Opera Guild 
rehearsal of its fall presentation held in the Christian 
Center Auditorium. 

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 
R. Priddy. 

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, 
Thurston Walls. 




Lee's Confidential Dispatches to Jefferson Davis, Grady Mc- 

Life of Braxton Bragg, Grady McWhiney. 


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 
Raymond Sollie. 

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. 


Total Subscribed ^ - .$17,411.22 General Contributions 717 

Number of Contributors 

Percentage of Alumni Giving 
Average Gift _ _ 




Major Investors 53 

Friends 6 

Corporate Alumnus Program 1 

S 8,618.70 






Percentage Giving 



Number Giving 

1954 - - -39 

1917 . 
1936 - 
1944 - 
1931 .. 
1935 . 
1907 - 
1947 .. 
1941 . 
1940 .. 

Total Conti 





- -.-36 



1947 - -.- 


















- 23 

..- .- 515.00 


1950 - 




1936 - 


„ -— 481.00 

-. 22% 






Report of Giving . 

By Cla 



No. in class* 

No. giving 



Before 1900 




$ 167.50 
















































. 1910 














































































































. 5% 






■ 358 50 ■ 

















90 . 


. 20% 

























































242.00 ' 

















































*Includes those who enrolled with class but did not 





1957-58 ALUMNI FUND 

Persons whose names are marked with an asterisk are members of the 
Major Investors Club. They gave $100 or above. 

Before 1900 

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. 
Terrell, Charles 


Cooper. M. W. 
Morris, Joe H. 
Peets, Randolph, Sr, 
Smith, Fred B.» 
Thomas, N. 



Hinds, Stanley 
Honeycutt, J. B. 
Howard, Rosa Bonheur 
Jolly. R. I. 

Duren, W. L. 
Scott. Mrs. Mary 

Tillman, James D. 

Lampton, Sam 
Scarborough, Logan 
Scott, Frank T. 
White, Martin L, 
Wroten, J. D., Sr. 


Hemingway. Aimee 
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.* 

(Susie Ridgway) 
Ridgway, Mrs. C. R., Sr.* 

(Hattie Lewis) 
Rogers, A. L.* 
Rogers, Lee 


Applewhite. Mrs. W. R. 

(Ruth Mitchell) 
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. 

(Mary Griffin) 
Hollis. Mrs. P. M. 

(Nelle York) 
Lester, Annie 
Moody, Mrs. L. W. 

(Bessie Mavfield) 
O'Donnell, William M. 
Ridgway, James 
Wasson. J. C. 


Cook, Gilbert. Sr.* 
Murrah, W. F. 
Stiles, Mrs. Bert W. 
(Bessie Huddleston) 


Alford, Jason A. 
Allen, Mrs. Ward 

(Roberta Dubard) 
Applewhit?, W. R. 
Brooks, J. H. 
Noble, James Franklin 
Witt. Basil Franklin 


Branstetter. Otie G. 
Craig, R. Burdette 
Harwell. Mrs. E. A. 

(Mary Shurids) 
Loeb. Frances 
Moore. R. G.* 
Morgan, D. B.* 
Morgan. Mrs. D. B.* 

(Primrose Thompson) 
White. D. M.* 


Boatner. Selwyn 
Everett. C. H. 
Feibelman, Julian B. 
Henley, W. S. 
Kirkpatrick. Mrs. A. 

(Leota Taylor) 
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. 
(Edith Brown) 

Ashmore, Sam E.' 

Harmon, Alexander P. 
Howorth, C. G, 
Lamb. R. Bays 
Wilcox, Aimee 


Edwards, Boyd C. 
Ervin, Eugene McGee 
Goodman. Mrs. W. F. 

(Marguerite Watkins) 
Harrell. Robert F. 
Page, Mrs. L. J. 

(Thelma Horn) 
Sullivan, C. C. 

Collins. Henry B. 
Crawford, Daley 


Abnev. Joe Bland 
Addkison, W. E. 
Boatner, E. B. 
Howorth. Joseph M. 
Lee, Mrs. Walter R. 

(Helen Ball) 
McNeil, Daniel F. 
Moore. Ross H. 
Villee, Horace L. 


Ballard. Francis E. 
Boatner. Mrs. E. B. 

(Maxine Tulh 
Booth. R. B. 
Cagle. Gladys 
Campbell, James W. 
Carr, Charles 
CouIIet. Mrs. Armand 

(Magnolia Simpson) 
Dailey. Mrs. Louis I. 

(Thelma Davis Alford) 
Howie. Caroline 
Hunt, Bolfe Lanier 
Knoblock. Hermes H. 
Moore. Mrs. Ross H. 

(Alice Sutton) 
Poole. David William 
Pugh. Mrs. Joe 

(Eva Glower) 
Triplett. Oliver B.* 
Watson. Jesse 


Burrow, Mrs. J. C. 

(Maggie May Jones) 
Calhoun, Frank A. 
Campbell. Mrs. James W. 

( Evelyn Flowers) 
Carmichael. Kathleen 
Geraghty. Mrs. James 

(Jessie Craig) 
Gunn. Clyde 
Jones. George H. 
Lorance, Mrs. C. W, 

(Pattie Mae Elkins) 
Martin, Fred L. 
Naylor. T. H. 
Swearingen. Bethany 
Warren, John S. 


Harnett, Mrs. Ross* 
(Pearl Crawford) 

Baxter, James E. 

Bealle, W. A. 

Bishop, Mrs. Morgan 
(Lucie Mae McMullan) 

Chapman. Mrs. C. M. 
(Eurania Pyronl 

Nelson. Chester F. 

Pickett, R. T., Jr. 

Vaughan, H. W. F. 

Vaughan. F. W. 

Webb, James Harold 


Branton, R. R.* 
Campbell, Mrs. R. W. 

(Texas Mitchell) 
Carr, Mrs. Joe 

(Ellen Cooper Smith) 
Coker, Joe W.* 
French, Arden O. 
Guion, Mrs. Maurine 

(Maurine Warbutton) 
Jones. M. D. 
Lowther. Amanda Lane 
Rush. Marguerite 
Sharp, Eron M. 
Tucker, Ruth 
Whitehead, E. G., Jr. 
Whitehead, E. G.. Jr. 

(Thelma McKeithen) 


Anderson, Mrs. A. K. 

(Elizabeth Setzler) 
Beacham, A. V.* 
Blount, R. E.* 
Bolton, Eldon L. 
Grisham, Roy 
Hankins, William T. 
Horton, Mrs. Oze 

(Bessie Givens) 
Kendrick, L. S. 
Larche, Mrs. T. F. 

(Mary Ellen Wilcox) 
Naylor, Mrs. T. H. 

(Martha Watkins) 
Peevev, M. A. 
Riley. Solon F.* 
Robinson. Geo. Oscar 
Tatum. William W. 
Wharton, V. L. 
Whitten. E. B. 


Alford. Ruth 
Armistead, George R. 
Blount. Mrs. R. E.* 

(Alice Ridgway) 
Branton, Mrs. R. R.* 

(Doris Alford) 
Brooks, O. Levon 
Coltharp. Charles D. 
Dribben, W. B. 
Embry. Robert 
Farmer. John A. 
Ford, Mrs. Evon 

(Elizabeth Heidelberg) 
Grisham. Mrs. Roy 

(Irene York) 
Ladner. Heber 
McManus, Sexton* 
Maw, Mrs. J. H. 

(Gladys Jones) 
Moore. Mrs. W. Powers 

(Dessie Clark Loflinl 
Scott. Theodore K. 
Shows, Collins G. 
Thompson, Eugene 


Alford, J. W, 
Barksdale, William E. 
Boone, Howard E. 
Carmichael, William D. 
Catron. Davie 
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. 

(Frances Baker) 
Hinds, Mrs. Stanley 

(Katherine McAlpin) 
Jones, Ransom Gary 
Kolb. Mrs. Philip 

( Warrene Ramsey) 
Murry. Mary Miller 
Ricketts, Mrs. Barron 

( Leone Shotwell I 

Smith, Ruth Pickett 
Touchstone. Carlisle 
Travis, Ira A. 


Abney, Elsie 
Allred, Bessie 
Cheney, Reynolds 
Clifton. Mrs. Percy L. 

(Mabel Gayden) 
Galbreath, Malcolm 
Knapp. Mary Bowen 
Lewis, J. Howard 
Love, Mrs. J. S., Jr.* 

(Jo Ellis Buiei 
Maynor. Robert C. 
Peevey, Mrs. M. A. 

(Lucile Hutson) 
Pickett, George B.* 
Ricketts. Barron 
Sharp. Wyatt Duncan 
Shearer, John B. 
Twitchell. Martell H. 
Wasson. Locket Alton 
Young, Annie Mae 


Cameron, Mrs. J. H. 

(Burnell Gillaspy) 
Khayat. Edward A. 
Kolb, Philip 
Massengill. Mrs. Robert 

( Virginia Youngblood) 
Watson, Mrs. H. E. 

(Ruth Mann) 
Williams. Mrs. Burt 

(Mildred Clark) 


Barksdale. Mrs. Wm. E. 

(Mary Eleanor Alford) 
Boone, Norman U. 
Cheney, Mrs. Reynolds 

(Winifred Green i 
Faust, Mrs. T. D., Jr. 

(Louise Colbert) 
Guess, James A. 
Kees. Mrs. Wylie V.* 

(Mary Sue Burnham) 
Lane, Rabian 
Lewis, Floyd O. 
Lindsey, J. Allen 
O'Neil, James W. 
Pickett, Mrs. R. T. 

(Mary E. Chisholm) 
T>-nes, Gycelle 
Varner. Henry B. 
Watkins. Henry V.. Jr.* 
Weir, Mrs. Kathryn H. 

( Kathryn Herbert i 


Brumfield. D. C. 
Cagle. Mildred 
Heard, Franklin C. 
Heidelberg, Harriet 
Holloman. Garland 
Hozendorf, C. Ray 
Jenkins, Mrs. Marks W. 

( Daree Winstead) 
Kimball, J. T. 
Lane, Mrs. Rabian 

(Maude McLean) 
McDonnell. Mrs. Alice W. 

(Alice Weems) 
Maxwell. Mrs. Edith C. 

(Edith Crawford) 
Moore, Basil E. 
Morehead, Mrs. Arthur 

(Rachel Breland) 
Rogers, Arthur L., Jr. 
Stark, Cruce 
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. 

(Alberta Lewis) 
Collins, Albert 
Guess, Joe 
Hardin, Paul D. 
Hinkle, Mrs. Henry 

(Wanda Tremaine) 
Jones, Mrs. Ayrlene 

Jones, W. C. 
McDonnell. Thomas F. 
Mans ell. Marion E. 
Maynor, Mrs. Robert C. 

(Grace Mason) 
Moreton. Robert D. 
Ramsey, Paul 
Ridgway. Charles R.* 
Vance, James T. 
Vance. Mrs. James T. 

(Mary Hughes) 


Allen. Henry V.. Jr.* 
Boyles. Dorothy 
Buie, Webb* 
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 

(Bernice Flowers) 
Hinson, J. Noel 
Hubbard. Mrs. R. C. 

(Marion Jlubard) 
McClinton, Raymond 
Maxted, Aubrey C. 
Minor, Alton F. 
Morehead, Helen 
Myers. Margaret 
Pickett, Joseph C. 
Ross. Thomas G.* 
Stephenson, George 
Sturgeon, P. K. 
Tynes, Mrs. Gycelle 

(Dorothy Co wen) 


Brandes. Mrs. Paul 

(Melba Sherman ) 
Breeland. Bradford B. 
Davis, Mendell M. 
Eaton. Mrs. E. D. 

(Fannie Humphrevs) 
Ezelle. Fred 
Ferguson, James S. 
Finger. H. E.. Jr.* 
Guess, Mrs. Joe 

(India Sykes) 
Hendrick, Julian 
Keen, Mrs. Buck 

(Blanche Stubbs) 
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. 

(Margaret Bryan) 
Voorhees, Mrs. George R. 

(Phyllis Matthews) 


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. 

Lewis, Josephine 

Murray, William Richard 

Norton. W. L.* 

Rhea, Mrs. J. Earl* 
(Mildred Clegg) 

Roby. Vic 

Rogers, Lee, Jr. 

Varner, Carroll H. 


Bizzell, William H. 
Bush. Fred J. 
Carrawav. Mrs. Joe 

(Edvthe W. Castle) 
Carruth, Paul 
Collins, Foster 
Cook. Gilbert. Jr. 
Crouch, Mrs. William L. 

(Ruth Wroten) 
Ivy, Robert A. 
Landrum, Hugh B. 
McClinton. Mrs. Raymond 

(Rowena McRae) 
Mitchell. Mrs. Lottie 

Morris, Mrs. Howard* 

(Sarah Buie) 
O'Connor, Donald 
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. 

(Virginia Wilson) 
Field. Mrs. J. P. 

(Elizabeth Durley) 
Flannes, Mrs. Alvin 

(Sara Nell Rhymes) 
Hamilton, Longstreet 
Hudson, J. Manning* 
Jones, George E. 
Kersh. Henrv Grady, Jr. 
McCIintock, Mrs. Wm. R. 

(Catherine Wofford) 
Morgan, Clayton 
Pate. Mrs. Henrv P. 

{Glenn Phif-r) 
Ricks, Henrv C. Jr. 
Ridgway, W. B. 
Sanford. Mrs. G. O. 

(Bessie H. M'-Cafferty) 
Sheffield. Mrs. Paul R. 

(Carolyn Buck) 
Snelgrove, Mrs. A. G. 

(Frances Ogden) 
Trimble, Mrs. Celia B. 
Vandiver, Joseph P. 
Vau'-lain. Mrs. S. M. 

( Edwina Flowers) 
Wells. Kate 
Youngblood, Jennie 


Beard, Walter G. 
Brooks, Joseph H. 
Cavett, James R.. Jr. 
Cavin, Elizabeth L. 
Clark, Roy C. 
Crouch, William L. 
Donald. David 
Field. J. P. 
Forten berry. Eugene T. 
Gabbert, Mrs. J. Magee 

(Kathryn DeCelle) 
Ghason, Mrs. Gerald W. 

(Corde Bierdeman) 
Hamby, Thomas G. 
Hamby. Mrs. Thomas G. 

(Rosa Eudv) 
Holyfield, Thomas K. 
Humphries, Joseph T. 
Kent, Mrs. J. H. 

(Mary Alyce Moore) 
Kolb. Gwin 
Livesay, James J. 
McDavid, Joel D. 
M'-Dougal, Margaret 
Michel, Calvin J. 
Miles. Joe 
Miller, Marjorie 
Murry, C. M. 
Nail, Nelson R. 
Peacock, Eugene 
Ramsey, Mrs. Paul 

(Effie Register) 
Rogers, Nat* 
Ruffin, Mrs. C. H. 

(Mary Louise Ford) 


Scott, James P. 
Sumrall, James B. 
Thompson, James W. 
Tynes. W. O. 
Upshaw. Mrs. J. D. 

(Christine Ferguson) 
Wilson, L. H. 
Wingate, Robert 


Alexander, Mrs. Jas. W. 

(Corinne Walker Ball) 
Burris, Mrs. B. E. 

(Eva Tynes) 
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 

(Ruth Godbold) 
Lloyd, W. Baldwin 
Martin. Raymond 
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. 

(Jane Clark) 


Baldwin. Mrs. Sam K. 

(Kathleen Stanley) 
Brantley. Otho M. 
Craft, Dolores 
Gibson, Gprtrude 
Gillum, Edwin F. 
Johnson, Mr^. Fv rett P. 

(Fran'-es M- Wroten) 
Kenny. Mrs. Paul C. 

(Ruth Gibbons) 
Kersh, Mrs. Henry Grady 

(Josephine Kemp) 
Livesay, Mrs. James J. 

(Mary Lee Busby) 
Montana. Mrs. Robert C. 

(Patricia Jones) 
Muehlbach. Mrs. Ed 

(Sara Weissinger) 
Pearson, Robert D. 
Pearson. M--^. Robert D. 

(Svlvia Roberts) 
Rideway. Walter S. 
Trimble. Janice 
Wofford. J. L. 


Bass. Mrs. W^ilia-^e W. 

(Margaret Gaskin) 
Boyles. Mary Alice 
Calloway, Jean M. 
Cavett. Mrs. Jas. R., Jr. 

(Clara Porter) 
Crawford. Mrs. W. Lee 

(Annie M. Guyton) 
Dean. G. C. 
Denser. John W. 
Holland. Mrs. Robert 

("Ge-truHe Pepper) 
Holston, James 
Kimball. M^s. J. T. 

(Louise Dav) 
Lavpnder. M-s. E. D. 

(Virginia Sh-^rman) 
Nazor. M"s. Gordon L. 

(Jean Morris) 
Neal. Mrs. William S. 

' Patricia Morson) 
NeNon, Waudine 
Reilv. Duncan A- 
Schimmel. Mrs. Brevik 

(Fdith Cnrtwright) 
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. 

(Berylyn Stuckey) 

Helman. Harry 

Lloyd, Mrs. W. Baldwin 

(Anna Rae Wolfe) 
McBride. Betty C. 
Reeves, Nina H. 
Stout, Mrs. Trent 

(Cornelia Hegman) 
Taylor. Mrs. Zach, Jr.* 

(Dot Jones) 
Waring, Marcus E, 
Wroten, Joseph Eason 


Curtis, Mrs. George C. 

(Lois Ann Fritz) 
Derrington. Mrs. W. E. 

( Annie Clara Foy ) 
McKewen, Carolvn 
Oxner, Mrs. J. T. 

(Margene Summers) 
Peets, Randolph 
Peets, Mrs. Randolph 

(Charlotte Gull-dge) 
Salter, Mrs. C. E. 

(Marjorie C. Burdsal) 
Shanks. W. E. 
Weisell, Mrs. Tennyson 

(Carroll Mae Steen) 
Whitaker, Mrs. M. W. 

(Jerry McCormack) 


Anding, Mrs. Robert E. 

(Billie Brewer) 
Bew, Mrs. Jack 

(Christine Droke) 
Buchanan, Mrs. John F. 

( Peggy Helen Carr) 
Bufkin, Carolyn 
Calhoun, Mrs. Neal 

(Mary E. Wharton) 
Cameron, J. H. 
Castle, Craig* 
Clark, Sarah Frances 
Conner, Mrs. James S. 

(Betty Langdon) 
Cook, Wallace L. 
Cor ban, Mrs. Harry L. 

(Eleanor Johnson) 
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. 

(Betty Klumb) 
Koribanic. Mr-^. George 

(Helene Minyard) 
Lindsey. Mrs. R. S. 

( Catherine Herring) 
McCullen. Dan 
Marks, Mrs. Sutton 

(Hplen Murphv) 
Murff. R-^x 
Powell, James D. 
Riddeli. Katherine 
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. 

(Mary Rid'Tway) 
Wricht, Daniel Andrews 
Yarbrough, Robert M. 


Allen, Albert E. 
Anding. Robert E. 
Brandon, L. H. 
Chanir, Mrs. Jerry 

(Ruth Chang) 
Conerly. Cecil, Jr. 
Danna, Mrs. Vincent, Jr. 

f^Lois Bending) 
Galloway, Frances 
Hase. Mrs. H. G. 

(Ethel Nola Eastman) 
Hearon, Mrs. Thomas E. 

("Jane Stebbins) 
Helman, Mrs. Harry 

(Louise Blumer) 
Holmes. James S., Jr. 
TToT^'qrd. Mrs. A. Ammons 
Marks. Sutton 
Morn-an. Mrs. Turner T 

(Lee Berrvhill) 
Rush. H. L.. Jr. 
Sours. Charles 
Wright, Charles N.* 


Bogan, Mrs. W. N. 

(Ann Cresswell) 
Brinson. Mrs. R. C. 

(C. May Shumaker) 
Carruth, Bruce C. 
Cook, Bob 
Garrard, John 
Jenkins. James H., Jr. 
Johnson, Claude W. 
Lott, James E. 
Morgan. Turner T. 
Neill. John A. 
Powell. Mrs. James D. 

(Elizabeth Lampton) 
Schindl?r. Mrs. John 

(Chris Hall) 
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. 

(Wilma Dyess) 
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. 

(Elizabeth Ridgway) 


Adams. Mrs. M. C. 

(Doris Puckett Noel) 
Amrlin. Mrs. Joe V. 

(Linda McCluney) 
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 

(Beverly Barstow) 
Clements, Coop?r C. Jr. 
Currev, George T. 
Tuition. Ollie. Jr. 
Estes. Carolvn 
Fzplle. Robert T... Sr. 
Knll. Wavprlv B.. Jr. 
Hubbard, Dot 
JpTikins. Cecil G. 
Johnson. Mrs. William 

(Fran'-es Beacham) 
Kerr. Mrs. Robert 

(Marion F. Carlson) 
Kochtitzky Mrs. J. S. 

(Gene Swartwout) 
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. 

(Milly East) 
Pearson, Don Ray 
Pearson. Mrs. Don Ray 

(T^f^ttv Jo Davis) 
Phillips. Rubpl 
Posev. Mr';. Franz 

(r,indT T.on Langdon) 
S-ott. Onie W. 
Slau-hter. Mrs. Willie O. 

'Mit^noTine L. Brown) 
"Wpsson. Raj-mond 
Youngblood, B. Frank 


Bolton, Mrs. Chester 

(Norma Rutb Harrell) 
Crawford. Robert L.* 
Dunn. Annie Elizabeth 
Franklin. Marvin* 

Grisham. C. Wesley 
Hall. Hugh Gaston 
Jenkins, Mrs. Jas. H., Jr. 

(Marianne Chunn) 
Jones, Lanier 
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. 

(Bettve Watkins) 
Stafford, J. P. 
Young, James Leon . 


Alford, Mrs. Flavins 

(Mary Ann O'Neil) 
Allen, James E. 
Ayres, Mrs. W. E. 

("Diane Brown) 
Bolton. Chester 
Boyles. Charles H. 
Cain, Mrs. George 

( Karolyn Doggett) 
Cavett, Van Andrew 
Costas, Peter 
Crawford, Mrs. Robert L. 

(Mabel Clair Buckley) 
Currey, Mrs. George T. 

(Mary Nell Williams) 
Curtis, Pat H. 
Dean. Mrs. Walter L. 

(Anne Roberts) 
Durand, Mrs. Loyal 

(Wesley Ann Travis) 
Emmons, Mrs. Rome 

(Cola O'Neal) 
Eskridge. J. B. 
Oaby. Ewin D., Jr. 
Hetrick, Byron T. 
Lampton, Josephine 
Leonard. Annie Greer 
Lewis. John T., Ill 
Lewis. T. W.. Ill 
McFarland, David 
Massey. Samuel O., Jr. 
Mills. Henry Pines, Jr. 
Ransom, Mrs. James R. 

(MariTueritte Denny) 
Small. Betty 
Sommers. Charles R. 
Tiirnpr. Irby, Jr. 
Weems, Lamar 


Allen, Charles 
Allen. Mrs. Charles 

(Lvnn McGrath) 
Ayres. W. E. 
Boackle, Lois Ann 
Bokas, Mrs. George V. 

(Aspasia Athas) 
Boone. Mrs. T. H. 

(Edna Khayat) 
Burnett, Mrs. James P. 

(Julia Allen) 
Corban. M. S. 
Edin. Doris Anita 
Farlow, Minnie 
Feltus. Mrs. Richard. Jr. 

(Jeanett^ Sanders) 
Cossard, Edgar A. 
Gossard, Mrs. Edgar 

(Sarah Dennis) 
Green. Mrs. Paul G. 

(Bernice Edear) 
Guess, R. Malcolm 
Hodges, Louis W. 
Hodtres, Mrs. Louis W. 

(Helen E. Davis) 
Holden. M'-s. James D. 

(Joan Wilson) 
Hudson, Yeager 
Hudson, Mrs. Yeager 

(Louise Hight) 
Huggins, Mrs. Joseph R. 

(Barbara Walker) 
Hunt, Mrs. George L. 

(Jo Glyn Hughes) 
Lewis. Mrs. T. W., Ill 

(Julia Aust) 
Mangum. Frank D. 
Page. Leslie J.. Jr. 
Parker. Thomas E. 
Riecken, Mrs. Wm., Jr. 

(Jeanenne Pridgen) 
Roebuck, Jerry 
Roebuck, Mrs. Jerry 

(Jessie Wvnn Morgan) 
Romey, William S. 
Seymore. Mrs. S. D.. Jr. 

(Bettye Jean Russell) 
Sharp. Louise 
Short. Louie C. 
Short. Mrs. Louie C. 

(Frances Jo Peacock) 

Simmons. James W., Jr. 

Tate, Bill 

Weems, Mrs. Lamar 

(Nanette Weaver) 
Whitam. Frederick 
White, Morris E. 


Burch, Mrs. Howard B. 

(Clarice Black) 
Burnett. James P. 
Gaby, Mrs. Ewin D., Jr. 

(Carolyn Hudspeth) 
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. 

(Ivey Wallace) 
Parker, Roy Acton 
Puckett. Toxey M. 
Reed, Mrs. B. H. 

(Amelia Pendergraft) 
Riecken, Ellnora 
Robinson. Lucy 
Sharp. Jeneanne 
Terry, Theresa 
Webb, Vera Katherine 
Young, Mrs. Jam^s Leon 

(Joan Wignall) 


Awad, John M. 
Blalock, Merle 
Boone, Thomas H. 
Brasher, Jesse W. 
Caldwell, Shirley 
Campbell, John B. 
Conti, Joseph S. 
Grain, Inez Claud 
Curry, Zorah 
Eskridge. Mrs. J. B. 
(Marianne McCormack) 

Evans, John H. 
Felsher, Albert W., Jr. 
Hayward. Stearns L. 
Hubbard, John 
King, Claire 
Lipscomb, Walton. ITI 
McShane. Ann Holmes 
Moore. W. Powers, II 
Nail, Hardy, Jr. 
Powell. William F. 
Powell. Mrs. William F. 

(Joan Lee) 
Trigg, O. Gerald 
Walters. Mrs. Summer 

(Betty Barfield) 
Williams. Fred Harris 
Williamson. Albert N. 


Bufkin, Kathryn 
Carney, Henry 
Corban. Mrs. M. S. 

(Margaret C. .Hathorn) 
Dyess, Betty 
Franklin, Joseph C. 
Hales, Graham Lee, Jr. 
Illk, Mrs. Paul J. 

(Goldie Crippen) 
Lamb, Walter Jean 
Moore. Mrs. W. P., 11 

(Janis Edgar) 
Parker, Mrs. Thomas E. 

(Mary Ruth Brasher) 
Richardson. Daphne Ann 
Swindull. Johnni? Marie 
Trigg, Mrs. O. Gerald 

(Rose Cunningham) 
TVnes, Larry 
Walters, Summer, Jr. 


Powers. Mrs. Thomas H., 


(Frances Fitz-Hugh) 
Felsher. Mrs. Albert W. 

'5 5-' 5 6 

(Rosemary Parent) 
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. 


Gaby, Ewin 

Mounger, Mr. & Mrs. William H. 

Seale-Lily Company 

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. 

Designated Gifts 

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 

(Katherine McAlpin) 

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 

(Sarah Buie) 

Mrs. J. S. Love, Jr., '27-'30 Library 

(Jo Ellis Buie) 




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. 

1958-59 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 
college generations. 

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. 



Harrell Recovering 

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 
and reproduction. 

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 
the project. 

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- 

Players Honored 

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. 

Ellington Chosen 

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, 

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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- 
turning Players. 

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- 
son, Mississippi. 

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 
in Jackson. 

Geology for Fun 

A public service course in mineralogy 
designed to interest the amateur geo- 
logist is being offered by the College 
this year. 

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 


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 

Law Graduates 



Eetty Jane Adams to Charles Foster 
Lowe, "57. Living in Jackson. 

Helen Kuykendall Barnes, '55-*57, to 
Thomas Brooks Hudson, '56. Living in 
Atlanta, Georgia. 

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 
Athens, Tennessee. 

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, 
New Jersey. 

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 
Pineville, Louisiana. 

Carolyn Goff, '57, to Charles Maxwell 
Middleton. Living in Moultrie, Georgia. 

Julia Ann Gray, '58, to John Young 
Fenton, '51-'53. Living in Princeton, 
New Jersey. 

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 
Rock, Arkansas. 

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 
ville, Alabama. 

William A. Gathright, '22-'25, '26-'27, who died March 3 
New Orleans. 

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 
Luzon Mountains. 

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- 
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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 
Lynn McGrath. 

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 
Miller, '57. 

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- 
phia, Mississippi. 

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- 
ville, Mississippi. 

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 
Orleans, Louisiana. 

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 
of I'esearch. 

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 
last summer. 

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 
in Jackson. 

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- 
ville, Mississippi. 

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- 
burg, Mississippi. 

Sylva Stevens, '56, to John Dubard 

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zone numbers) 

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 
Tylertown, Mississippi. 

Martha Helen Thorne, '58, to Jeremy 
Jason Eskridge, '53-'54. Living in Sher- 
man, Mississippi. 

Gweneth Sue Todd. '56-'57, to Wil- 
liam Spurlin Burton, '56-'57. Living in 
Laurel, Mississippi. 

Harriet Elizabeth Ventress, '58, to 
Captain James Louis Blilie. Living in 
Valparaiso. Florida. 

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- 
port, Louisiana. 

Annie Beatrice Williamson, '55, to 
A. W. Martin, Jr. Living in Santurce, 
Puerto Rico. 


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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 
Travis, '49-'51. 

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 
'57 graduate. 

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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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- 
'57 session. 

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. 
Jr., 2^2. 

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- 
technic Institute. 

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 
17. ' 

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- 
brary Association. 

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 
in Meridian. 

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, 
and Emorv. 


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 
in orthodontics. 

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- 
son, '51. 

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 
Jean, 3. 

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 
of Medicine. 

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 
group insurance. 

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 
Anderson, '58. 

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 
in Rochester. 

.\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 
Pensacola, Florida. 

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- 
cal Seminary. 

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 
the school. 

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 
National Museum. 

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 
for study. 

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 
Notiotitanops mississippiensis. 

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- 
thing about." 

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 
man band. 

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 
by 1967. 

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, 
New York. 



Sponsored as a public service, in cooperation with the Council for Financial Aid to Education, by 

Millsaps College Alumni Association 

Spring Edition 

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 
Development Commit- 
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- 
sical facilities. 

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- 
cational consultant. 

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, 
our inadequacies. 

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 
that category. 


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. 


Associate Editor SHIRLEY CALDWELL 


Volume 43 

MAY, 19.59 

No. 9 

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. 

12 Noon 

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 

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 

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. 

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. 

Timing Punishment 

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 


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- 
less society. 

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 
of Sciences. 

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. 







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TEACHER: 1959 

' '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.*' 


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. 


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. 

TEACHER: 1959 


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. 

TEACHER: 1959 


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. 


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. 


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. 


No; there will always be someone to fill classroom vacancies. But 
quality is almost certain to drop unless something is done quickly 


%/%/ 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." 

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 
than usual. 

"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 
attention : 

► 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 
college teaching. 

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 
Ph.D " 

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 
he is." 

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 
chemistry department." 

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." 


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 


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 
of bricks.) 

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 
teacher shortage. 

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. 

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 
will deteriorate. 

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- 
repair again. 







► 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 
honest conviction? 

► 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 
alumni cooperation. 



The University of Oklahoma 

Harvard University 


Eiiwry University 

The Johns Hopkins University 


The University of New Hampshire 


St. Johns University 

The American Alumni Council 

Washington University 


Barnard College 

Baylor University 


Lehigh University 


The University of Pennsylvania 

The University of California 

Phillips Academy, Andover 

The Ohio State University 


Columbia University 


Dartmouth College 


The University of Arkansas 


Brown University 


Photographs: Alan J. Bearden 

Printing: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co. 

This survey was wade possible in part by funds granted by Carnegie Corporation of New York. 
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. 

The editors are indebted to Loren C. Eiseley, professor of anthropology at the University of 
Pennsylvania, for his contributions to the introductory picture section of this report. 

No part of this report may be reprinted 
without express permission of the editors. 

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- 
hatchie, Mississippi. 

Mary Lou Donohue to Seaborn Lowery 
Varnado, III, '51. Living in Cullowhee, 
North Carolina. 

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- 
leans, Louisiana. 

Frances Louise Holland, '55-'56, to 
Louis Philli)) Andrews. LiNTng in Baton 
Rouge, Louisiana. 

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- 
burg, Mississipipi. 

(Continued on Page 31) 




from town and gown 

Sanders Honored 

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 
this man." 

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 
doctorate program. 

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 
Louisiana Institute. 

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. 

Officers Nominated 

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 
of pediatrics. 

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, 
Jackson businessman. 

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 
the campus. 

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 
never-to-be-forgotten activity. 

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 

Research Program 

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 

Diplomat Visits 

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 

Heads Council 

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. 

U.N. Assembly 

The Millsaps campus was the scene 
of a model United Nations .-Assembly 
in March. 

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 
planetary age? 

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- 

panded ? 

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 
persons ? 

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 
for refugees. 





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 
there now. 

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 
seventh grader. 

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 
Rav, 14. 

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 
Power Company. 

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- 
rett, '39-'40. 

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- 
ing Millsaps. 

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- 
ligious education. 

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 
Dorothy Pouree. 

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 
one child. 

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- 
man engineering. 

Nominations Asked 

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- 
rent year. 

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, 
October 24. 

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. 



^\i-r\)H alO^N' 


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 
'58 graduate. 

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 
Westerfield, '56. 

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. 


(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 
Rouge, Louisiana. 

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. 

Jn iH^mnrtam 

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 
52nd Street 
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 


4 Homecoming 
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.) 


Associate Editor SHIRLEY CALDWELL 

Application for second class privileges pending at the 
Post Office in Jackson, Mississippi. 

MAJOR note; 

Noel Womack 

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 
and universities." 

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 
Young, '52. 

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 
Major Notes. 

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 
on ahead. 

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 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- 
ville, Tennessee. 

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. 


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, 
finally, Millsaps. 

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 
of science. 

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 
Mississippi Conference. 

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 

Classical Languages 

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, 
and Geneva. 

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 
Loire Valley. 

We saw Chateau Dun, Azay de Rideau. 
Villandry, Chenonseaux, Amboise. At 
Amboise we saw the grave of Leonardo 
de Vinci. 

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. 


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 

Friends 19 

Corporate Alumnus Program 





888 $22,038.70 


Report of Giving 

By Classes 

Class No. in class* 

No. giving 



Before 1900 21 


19 Vc 

$ 162.50 

1900 13 




1901 8 

1S02 11 




**]903 14 




1904 14 




1905 20 




19C3 14 




**1907 22 




1908 23 




1909 25 




1910 28 




1911 33 




1912 34 




1913 30 




1914 34 




1915 33 




1916 43 




**1917 35 




1918 30 




1919 28 


11 7o 


1920 44 




1921 30 




1922 54 




1923 60 



177. CO 

1924 88 




1925 79 




1926 90 




1927 84 




1928 89 




1929 131 




1930 132 




1931 130 




1932 112 




1933 113 




1934 99 




**1935 133 




**1936 124 




1937 98 




1938 120 




1939 130 



473. CO 

1940 150 




**1941 160 




1942 145 




1943 152 




1944 135 




1945 107 




1946 104 




1947 196 




1948 168 




1949 273 




1950 251 




**1951 211 




1952 185 




1953 214 




**1954 229 




1955 177 




1956 227 




1957 220 




1958 318 







*lncludes those who enrolled with class 

but did not graduate. 

**Top performance classes. 



1958-59 ALUMNI FUND 

Before 1900 
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. 
Aimee Hemingway 
0. S. Lewis 


S. C. Hart 

James Madison Kennedy 

Benton Z. Welch 


Mrs. J. E. Carruth 
(Bertha Fielder) 
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 

(Susie Ridgwav) 
Mrs. C. R. Ridg"way, Sr. 

(Hattie Lewis) 
A. L. Rog'ers 


Gilbert Cook, Sr. 
W. F. Murrah 
Mrs. Bert W. Stiles 
(Bessie Huddleston) 


W. R. Applewhite 
J. H. Brooks 
Clifton Leroy Dees 
Mrs. Leon BlcCluer 

(Mary Moore) 
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 
Bama Finger 
Joe H. Morris 
Fred B. Smith 
William N. Thomas 


J. B. Honeycutt 
Sam Lampton 
Herbert H. Lestei- 
Thomas F. Lott 
Frank T. Scott 
Martin L. White 


Mrs. W. R. Applewhite 

(Ruth Mitchell) 
T. M. Cooper 
Marietta Finger 
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 

(Nelle York) 
Annie Lester 
Leon McCluer 
William M. O'Donnell 
M. A. Pilgrim 


Otle G. Branstetter 

Mrs. E. A. Hai"5\-ell 

(Marv Shurlds) 
R. G. Moore 

D. B. Morgan 
Mrs. D. B. Morgan 

(Primrose Thompson) 
D. M. White 


Selwvn Boatner 

C. H. Everett 

Julian B. Feibelman 

W. S. Henlev 

Hill Hodges " 

Mrs. A. M. Kirkpatrick 

(Leota Taylor) 
J. S. Shipman 
Mrs. C. H. Terry 

(Marjorie Klein) 
William E. Toles 


Sam E. Ashmore 

Mrs. Edith Brown Hays 

Richard A. J. Sessions 


Mary Berry 
Cornelius A. Bostick 
Mrs. L C. Enochs 

(Crawford Swearingen) 
Alexander P. Harmon 

C. G. Howorth 
R. Bays Lamb 
Thomas G. Pears 
Aimee Wilcox 


J. A. Bostick 
Eugene M. Ervin 
Mrs. W. F. Goodman 

(Marguerite Watkins) 
Robert F. Harrell 
Mrs. L. J. Page 

(Thelma Horn) 
Austin L. Shipman 
C. C. Sullivan 


Colly e W. A If Old 
W. Ross Brown 
Henry B. Collins 
Dalev Crawford 
Bui-ton Clark Ford 


W. E. Addkison 
F. L. Applewhite 
E. B. Boatner 
Joseph M. Howorth 
Mrs. Walter R. Lee 

(Helen Ball) 
Daniel F. McNeill 
John F. Montgomery 
Vii'ginia Thomas 


Francis E. Ballard 
Mrs. E. B. Boatner 

(Maxine Tull) 
R. B. Booth 
Gladys Cagle 
James W. Campbell 
Charles Carr 
Mrs. Louis L Dailey 

(Thelma Davis Alford) 
Caroline Ho\\ie 
Rolfe Lanier Hunt 
Hermes H. Knoblock 
Daniel William Poole 
."\lrs. Joe Pugh 

(Eva Clower) 
O. H. Scott 
Oliver B. Triplett 
John Feli.x Waits 
Jesse Watson 


Mrs. J. Curtis Burrow 

(Maggie Jlay Jones) 
Frank A. Calhoun 
Mrs. James W. Campbell 

(Evelyn Flowers) 
Kathleen Carmichael 
Clyde Gunn 
Dr. George H. Jones 
:\Irs. R. T. Keys 

(Sara Gladney) 
Mrs. C. W. Lorance 

(Pattie Mae Elkins) 
William F. JlcCormick 
S. S. McNair 
Fred L. ilartin 
T. H. Naylor 
Bethanv Swearingen 
Alberta C. Tavlor 


James E. Baxter 

W. A. Bealle 

Mrs. Morgan Bishop 

(Lucie Mae McMullan) 
Mrs. C. M. Chapman 

(Eurania Pvron) 
Mrs. W. W. Coffey 

(Erie Marcella Prissock) 
Chester F. Nelson 
John D. Noble 
Mrs. John D. Noble 

(Natoma Campbell) 
J. B. Price 
L H. Sells 
F. W. Vaughan 
James Harold Webb 


Charles B. Alford 
R. R. Branton 
Mrs. R. W. Campbell 

(Texas Mitchell) 
Joe W. Coker 
Arden O. French 
George E. Greenway 
Mrs. Leon Hall 

(Cynthia Penn) 
JL D. Jones 
Amanda Lane Lowther 
Hillman 0. McKenzie 
Marguerite Rush 
Eron U. Sharp 
John C. Simms 
Wade H. Stokes, Jr. 
Mrs. Wade H. Stokes, Jr. 

(Lou Ada Williams) 
Ruth Tucker 
Mrs. E. W. Walker 

(Millicent Price) 
Mrs. Henry W. Williams 

(Thelma McKeithen) 


William Curtis Alford 
Mrs. A. K. Anderson 

(Elizabeth Setzler) 
R. E. Blount 
Eldon L. Bolton 
Cecil L. Clements 
Mrs. Walter Elv 

(Ruth Blackwell) 
Roy Grisham 
William T. Hankins 
Mrs. Herbert Hemeter 

(IMary Burton) 
Ransom J. Jones 
L. S. Kendrick 
Mrs. T. F. Larche 

(Mary Ellen Wilcox) 
Wesley Merle !Mann 
Mrs. Wesley Merle Mann 

(Frances Wortman) 
Sam Robert Moodv 
Mrs. T. H. Navlor 

(Martha Watkins) 
M. A. Peevey 
Paul Propst 
Mrs. Fred H. Purser 

(Ruth Craven Buck) 
George Oscar Robinson 
V. lI ^Vharto■,; 
E. B. Whitten 




Ruth Alford 

George R. Armistead 

Mrs. R. E. Blount 

(Alice Rida'wav) 
Mrs. R. R. Branton 

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

(Elizabeth Heidelberg) 
Bessie Will Gilliland 
Mrs. Roy Grishani 

(Irene York) 
Heber Ladner 
John S. McManus 
Mrs. J. H. Maw 

(Gladys Jones) 
Mrs. W. Powers Moore 

(Dessie Clark Loflin) 
Theodore K. Scott 
Eugene Thompson 
Mrs. N. N. Thompson 

(Willie Sullivan) 
Mrs. Elizabeth P. Wilbanks 

(Elizabeth Parsons) 


Mrs. Earl Alford 

(Dorothy Moore) 
William E. Barksdale 
Howard E. Boone 
Mi's. Perry Bunch 

(Virginia LeNoir) 
William D. Carmichael 
Eugene H. Countiss 
Mrs. W. D. DeHority 

(Lois Mann) 
Mrs. J. H. Hager 

(Frances Baker) 
C. C. Holloman 
Mildred Home 
Mrs. Philip Kolb 

(Warrene Ramsey) 
Mary Miller Murry" 
Mrs. Barron Ricketts 

(Leone Shotwell) 
Benjamin Y. Ruff 
C. Arthur Sullivan 
Ira A. Travis 
Mrs. Ralph Webb 

(Rosa Lee McKeithen) 


Elsie Abnev 
Edwin B. Bell 
Reynolds Cheney 
Mrs. Percy L. Clifton 

(Mabel Gayden) 
Robert A. Hassell 
Mrs. Marshall Hester 

(Winifred Scott) 
Marshall Hester 
J. Howard Lewis 
Floyd L. Looney 
Mrs. J. S. Love, Jr. 

(Jo Ellis Buie) 
Graves H. McDowell 
Mrs. A. J. Martin 

(Laura Lightcap) 
Mrs. M. A. Peevey 

(Lucile Hutson) 
George B. Pickett 
Barron Ricketts 
Martell H. Twitchell 
R. E. Wasson 
Annie Mae Young 


Mrs. Edwin B. Bell 

(Frances Decell) 
Mrs. John Clark Boswell 

(Ruth Ridgway) 

Leroy Brooks 

Mrs. J. H. Cameron 

(Burnell Gillaspy) 
R. Dyson Casburn 
Mrs. C. C. Holloman 

(Sara Owen King) 
Edward A. Khayat 
Philip Kolb 
Edward M. Lane 
David A. Livingston 
Mrs. Jacob H. Morrison 

(Mary Meek) 
Mrs. H. E. Watson 

(Kuth Mann) 
Mrs. Burt Williams 

(Mildred Clark) 


Mrs. William E. Barksdale 

(Mary Eleanor Alford) 
Norman U. Boone 
John Clark Boswell 
Mrs. Reynolds Cheney 

(Winifred Green) 
John R. Enochs 
Mrs. T. D. Faust, Jr. 

(Louise Colbert) 
James G. Guess 
Mrs. R. P. Henderson 

(Adomae Partin) 
Mrs. H. B. Kavelin 

(Martha Louise Hamilton) 
Mrs. Wylie V. Kees 

(Mary Sue Burnham) 
Rabian Lane 
Floyd O. Lewis 
J. Allen Lindsey 
Mrs. L. L. Trent 

(Ann Stevens Lewi^) 
Gycelle Tynes 
Henry B. Varner 
Henry V. Watkins, Jr. 
Mrs. Kathryn Herbert Weir 


E. E. Brister 

D. C. Brumfield 

Mildred Cagle 

Henry C. Dorris 

Harriet Heidelberg 

Robert S. Higdon' 

Garland Holloman 

C. Ray Hozendorf 

Mrs. Marks W. Jenkins 

(Daree Winstead) 
Maurice Jones 
J. T. Kimball 
Mrs. Rabian Lane 

(Maude McLean) 
Basil E. Moore 
Arthur L. Rogers, Jr. 
Cruce Stark 
William Tremaine, Jr. 


Buren T. Akers 
Thomas A. Baines 
Thomas S. Boswell 
Charles E. Brown 
Mrs. Frank Cabell 

(Helen Hargrave) 
W. J. Caraway 
Mrs. W. J. Caraway 

(Catherine Ross) 
Albert Collins 
Mrs. J. N. Dykes 

(Ethel McMurry) 
Paul D. Hardin 
Mrs. Henry Hinkle 

(Wanda Tremaine) 
W. C. Jones 
Armand Karow 
Thomas F. McDonnell 

Mrs. John McEachin 

(Alma Katherine Dubard) 
Marion E. Mansell 
Paul Ramsey 

Charles Robert Ridgway, Jr. 
Louise Sharp 
James T. Vance 
Mrs. James T. Vance 

(Mary Hughes) 


Henry V. Allen, Jr. 
Dorothy Boyles 
Mrs. Webb Buie 

(Ora Lee Graves) 
Webb Buie 
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 

(Marion Dubard) 
James A. Lauderdale 
Raymond McClinton 
Alton F. Minor 
Margaret Myers 
Joseph C. Pickett 
Thomas G. Ross 
George R. Stephenson 
P. K. Sturgeon 
Mrs. Gycelle Tynes 

(Dorothy Cowen) 


Mrs. Paul Brandes 

(Melba Sherman) 
Bradford B. Breeland 
Kathleen Clardy 
William E. Cox 
Mendell M. Davis 
Fred Ezelle 
James S. Ferguson 
H. E. Finger, Jr. 
Julian Hendrick 
Mrs. Armand Karow 

(Eunice Louise Durham) 
Robert M. Mayo 
Wealtha Suvdam 
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) 
Lola Davis 
Mrs. R. T. Edgar 

(Annie Katherine Dement) 
Mrs. A. Grey Edmondson 

(Elizabeth Suttle) 
Ralph Joseph Elfert, Jr. 
Alex Gordon 
Wirt Turner Harvey 
Dewitt T. Lewis 
Josephine Lewis 
Eugenia Mauldin 
William Richard Murray 
George E. Patton 
Mrs. J. Earl Rhea 

(Mildred Clegg) 
Rodney D. Walker 


William H. Bizzell 
Fred J. Bush 
Paul Carruth 
Foster Collins 
Blanton Doggett 

Robert A. Ivy 

Hugh B. Landrum 

Mrs. Raymond McClinton 

(Rowena McRae) 
Mrs. Howard Morris 

(Sarah Buie) 
Donald O'Connor 
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 

(Corinne Denson) 
Mrs. William R. McClintock, 

Jr., (Catherine Wofford) 
Clayton Morgan 
Mrs. A. L. Parman 

(Ernestine Roberts) 
Mrs. Henry P. Pate 

(Glenn Phifer) 
W. B. Ridgway 
Mrs. G. O. Sanford 

(Bessie McCafferty) 
Mrs. A. G. Snelgrove* 

(Frances Ogden) 
Mrs. Celia B. Trimble 

(Celia Brevard) 
Mrs. S. M. Vauclain 

(Edwina Flowers) 
Kate Wells 
Jennie Youngblood 


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 

(Kathryn DeCelle) 
Martha Gerald 
Mrs. Gerald W. Gleason 

(Corde Bierdeman) 
Frank D. Godwin 
Thomas G. Hamby 
Mrs. Thomas G. Hamby 

(Rosa Eudy) 
Thomas K. Holyfield 
Joseph T. Humphries 
Mrs. J. H. Kent, Jr. 

(Mary Alyce Moore) 
Gwin Kolb 
James J. Livesay 
Joel D. McDavid 
Calvin J. Michel 
Joe Miles 
Marjorie Miller 
C. M. Murry 
John W. Nicholson, Jr. 
Mrs. John W. Nicholson, Jr. 

(Josephine Timberlake) 
Lawrence G. Painter 
Mrs. Paul Ramsey 

(Effie Register) 
Harold A. Rankin 
Nat Rogers 
Paul Rush 



James P. Scott 
James B. Sumiall 
W. 0. Tynes, Jr. 
L. H. Wilson 
Robert Wingate 


Mrs. B. E. Burris 

(Eva Tynes) 
Mrs. Al Fred Daniel 

(Dinah Brown) 
Wilford C. Doss 
Mrs. Wilford C. Doss 

(Mary Margaret McRae) 
Mrs. Fred Ezelle 

(Katherine Ann Grimes) 
Mrs. Michael Gannett 

(Elizabeth Peeler) 
Glenn Shelton Key 
Mrs. Gwin Kolb 

(Kuth Godbold) 
W. Baldwin Lloyd 
Raymond Martin 
Robert M. Matheny 
Lawi-ence W. Rabb 
Charlton S. Roby 
Mrs. Nat Rogers 

(Helen Ricks) 
William D. Ross, Jr. 
Mrs. William D. Ross, Jr. 

(Nell Triplett) 
Albert G. Sanders, Jr. 
John L. Sigman 
Felix A. Sutphin 
J. B. Welborn 
Mrs. Louis H. Wilson 

(Jane Clark) 
Mrs. V. L. Wharton 

(Beverly Dickerson) 
Herman Zimoski, Jr. 


Mrs. Sam K. Baldwin 

(Kathleen Garner Stanley) 
Otho M. Brantley 
Dolores Craft 
Alan K. Holmes 
Mrs. Everett P. Johnson 

(Frances Marion Wroten) 
Mrs. Paul C. Kenny 

(Ruth Gibbons) 
Mrs. Henry Grady Kersh 

(Josephine Kemp) 
Jack V. King- 
Mrs. James J. Livesay 

(Mary Lee Busby) 
Mrs. Robert C. Montana 

(Patricia Jones) 
Mrs. Ed Muehlbach 

(Sara Weissinger) 
Walter R. Neill 
James Ogden 
Robert D. Pearson 
Mrs. Robert D. Pearson 

(Sylvia Roberts) 
Walter S. Ridgway 
Mrs. Watts Thornton 

(Hazel Bailey) 
Janice Trimble 
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 

(Gertrude Pepper) 
Avlene Hurst 
Mrs. J. T. Kimball 

(Louise Day) 

Mrs. E. D. Lavender 

(Virg'inia Sherman) 
Mark F. Lytle 
Mrs. Gordon L. Nazor 

(Jean Morris) 
Mrs. William S. Neal 

(Priscilla Morson) 
Waudine Nelson 
Mrs. H. Peyton Noland 

(Sarah Elizabeth Brien) 
Mrs. R. H. Rosen 

(Marjorie Hammer) 
John S. Sanders 
Mrs. Bill Tate 

(Sue McCormack) 
Zach Taylor, Jr. 
Noel C. Womack 
Mrs. Noel C. Womack 

(Flora Mae Arant) 


Mrs. W. W. Barnard 

(Frances Lynn Herring) 
Mrs. R. W. Bientz 

(Nell Shrader) 
James E. Calloway 
Mrs. Alice Neilson Hathorn 
Harry Helman 
Mrs. 'W. Baldwin Lloyd 

(Anna Rae Wolfe) 
Betty C. McBride 
Marjorie Mounger Nevels 
Nina Reeves 
Clifton H. Shrader 
Mrs. Trent Stout 

(Cornelia Hegman) 
Mary Lockwood Strohecker 
Mrs. Zach Taylor, Jr. 

(Dot Jones) 
Marcus E. Waring 


Mrs. George C. Curtis 

(Lois Ann Fritz) 
Mrs. Wayne E. Derrington 

(Annie Clara Foy) 
Dorothy Lauderdale 
Mrs. Richard D. McRae 

(Luella Selbv Watkins) 
William E. Moak 
Mrs. William E. Moak 

(Lucy Gerald) 
J. H. Morrow, Jr. 
Mrs. J. T. Oxner 

(Margene Summers) 
Mrs. C. E. Salter, Jr. 

(Marjorie Carol Burdsal) 
Barrv S. Seng 
W. E. Shanks 
Mrs. Tennyson Weisell 

(Carroll Mae Steen) 
Mrs. M. W. Whitaker 

(Jerry McCormack) 


Jim C. Harnett 
Mrs. Jack Bew 

(Christine Droke) 
Mrs. John F. Buchanan 

(Peggy Helen Carj-) 
Carolyn Bufkin 
Mrs. Neal Calhoun 

(Mary Edgar Wharton) 
J. H. Cameron 
Craig Castle 
Mrs. H. L. E. Chenoweth 

(Sarah Deal) 
Sarah Frances Clark 
Wallace L. Cook 
Mrs. Harry L. Corban 

(Eleanor Johnson) 
James D. Cox 
Mrs. Roger Elgert 

(Laura Mae Godbold) 

Mrs. William Joseph Herm 

(Evelyn Walker) 
Mrs. J. J. Hill 

(Betty Jim Canon) 
Robert Hollingsworth 
Mrs. W. H. Izard 

(Betty Klumb) 
Mrs. R. S. Lindsey 

(Catherine Herring) 
Dan McCullen 
Mrs. Sutton Marks 

(Helen Mui'phy) 
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 

(Mary Ridgway) 
Daniel A. Wright 
Robert M. Yarbrough 


Albert E. Allen 
L. H. Brandon 
Mrs. Jerrv Chang 

(Ruth Chang) 
Cecil L. Conerly, Jr. 
Mrs. Vincent Danna, Jr. 

(Lois Bending) 
Mrs. H. G. Hase 

(Ethel Nola Eastman) 
Mrs. Tliomas E. Hearon 

(Jane Stebbins) 
Mrs. Harry Helman 

(Louise Blumer) 
William Joseph Herm 
James S. Holmes, Jr. 
Sutton Marks 
Mrs. Turner Morgan 

(Lee Berrvhill) 
Rubel Phillips 
H. L. Rush, Jr. 
Charles Sours 
John E. Sutphin 
Mrs. William W. Watson 

(Clara Ruth Wedig) 
Charles N. Wright 


Mrs. W. N. Bogan 

(Ann Lomax Cresswell) 
Mrs. R. C. Brinson 

(Catherine Shumaker) 
Bruce C. Carruth 
Robert H. Conerly 
Bob Cook 

William Ray Crout 
Mrs. William A. Fulton 

(Ruth Liez Johnson) 
John Garrard 
William F. Goodman, Jr. 
James H. Jenkins, Jr. 
Claude W. Johnson 
Joseph W. Jones 
George D. Lee 
James E. Lott 
David McLitosh 
Freddie Ray Marshall 
Turner T. Morgan 
Mrs. James D. Powell 

(Elizabeth Lampton) 
Floyd William Price 
Mrs. John Schindler 

(Chris Hall) 
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. 

(Wilma Dyess) 
Mrs. Robert Forrestal 

(Lucille Collins) 
Mrs. S. J. Greer 

(Annie Ruth Junkinj 
S. Richard Harris 
Joseph R. Huggins 
Mrs. Cecil G. Jenkins 

(Patsv Abernathv) 
Mrs. D.' D. Jones 

(Shirley Norwood) 
Bob Kochtitzkv 
Earl T. Lewis 
Mrs. Guy Lewis 

(Amelia Simmons) 
Mrs. David Mcintosh 

(Rosemary Thigpen) 
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 

(Doris Liming) 
Bill Tate 
Mrs. H. W. Weller, Jr. 

(Jeanne Tanet) 
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 

(Linda McClunev) 
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 

(Beverly Barstow) 
George T. Currey 
Ed Deweese 
Carolyn Estes 
Roliert L. Ezelle. Sr. 
Waverlv B. Hall. Jr." 
Dot Hubbard 
Mrs. Harold Lee Jackson 

(Louie Louise Mitchell) 
Cecil G. Jenkins 
Mrs. William F. JohQson 

(Frances Beacham) 
Mrs. Robert Kerr 

(Marion Elaine Carlson) 
Mrs. Raymond E. King 

(Yvonne Mclnturff) 



Mrs. J. S. Kochtitzky 

(Gene Swartwout) 
Wilson S. Lambert 
Mrs. Earl T. Lewis 

(Mary Sue Enochs) 
Evelyn Inez McCoy 
Mrs." William P. Martin 

(Milly East) 
John Howie Miller 
Don Kay Pearson 
Blrs. Don Rav Pearson 

(Betty Jo Davis) 
Pranz Posey 
Mrs. Franz Posey 

(Linda Lou Langdon) 
David H. Shelton 
Mrs. David B. Short 

(Barbara Bartlett) 
Raymond Wesson 
Bennie Frank Young-blood 
Mrs. Herman Yueh 

(Grace Chang) 


Billy R. Anderson 
Robert L. Crawford 
Mrs. Grady O. Floyd 

(Sarah Nell Dyess) 
Marvin Franklin 
Hugh Gaston Hall 
Elbert C. Jenkins 
Mrs. James H. Jenkins 

(Marianne Chunn) 
Ransom L. Jones 
Randolph Mansfield 
William Riecken, Jr. 
Mrs. Paul E. Russell 

(Barbara Lee MeBride) 
Roy H. Ryan 
Mrs. Blanchard Sanchez 

(Patsy Martinson) 
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 

(Rosemarv McCoy) 
Mrs. W. E. Ayres 

(Diane Brown) 
Lynn Bacot 
M"rs. J. B. Barlow 

(Mary Ann Babington) 
Mrs. George Cain 

(Karolyn Doggett) 
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 

(Anne Roberts) 
Mrs. Loyal Durand 

(Wesley Ann Travis) 
Mrs. Rome Emmons 

(Cola O'Neal) 
Ewin D. Gaby, Jr. 
Sedley Joseph Greer 
Mrs. 'Milton Haden 

(Adalee Matheny) 
Byron T. Hetrick 
Mrs. Martha Montgomery 

Mrs. James R. Howerton 

(Gretchen Mars) 
John T. Lewis, III 
T. W. Lewis, III 

David McFarland 
Samuel O. Massey, Jr. 
Mrs. John H. Miller 

(Jerry Jean Stevens) 
Shirley Parker 
Tulane E. Posey, Jr. 
Mrs. James R. Ransom 

(Margueritte Denny) 
John C. Sandefur 
Mrs. Steve Short 

(Retha Marion Kazar) 
Mrs. R. G. Sibbald 

(Mary Ann Derrick) 
Mrs. Ale.xander Sivewright 

(Josephine Lampton) 
Charles R. Sommers 
Forrest L. Tohill 
Mrs. Forrest L. Tohill 

(Ruth Lowery) 
Irby Turner, Jr. 
Mrs. Roger Dean Watts 

(Annie Greer Leonard) 
Lamar Weenis 
Mrs. Charles N. Wright 

(Betty Small) 


Charles Allen 
Mrs. Charles Allen 

(Lynn McGrath) 
W. E. Ayres 
Jack Roy Birchum 
John R. Broadwater 
Mrs. John R. Broadwater 

(Mauleene Presley) 
Hugh Burford 
L. E. Buzarde, Jr. 
Mrs. L. E. Buzarde, Jr. 

(Linda Lou McCuller) 
William R. Clement 
Mrs. Stephen E. Collins 

(Mary Vaughn) 
M. S. Corban 
Mrs. Richard Feltus, Jr. 

(Jeanette Sanders) 
Alfred W. Ferriss 
Jodie Kvzar George 
Mrs. Paul G. Green 

(Bernice Edgar) 
R. Malcolm Guess 
Louis W. Hodges 
Mrs. Louis W. Hodges 

(Helen Elizabeth Davis) 
Mrs. James D. Holden 

(Joan Wilson) 
Yeager Hudson 
Mrs. Yeager Hudson 

(Louise Hight) 
Mrs. Joseph R. Huggins 

(Barbara Walker) 
Harold Lee Jackson 
Edwin H. Jones 
Mrs. Edwin H. Jones 

(Virginia Hewitt) 
Mrs. T. W. Lewis, III 

(Julia Aust) 
Frank B. Mangum 
Mrs. John W. Morris* 

(Peggye Falkner) 
Leslie J. Page, Jr. 
Thomas E. Parker 
Mrs. William Riecken, Jr. 

(Jeanenne Pridgen) 
David D. Powell 
Mrs. David D. Powell 

(Sue Lott) 
Jerry Roebuck 
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 
(Nanette Weaver) 
James Lloyd Williams 


Fulton Barksdale 

Mrs Howard B. Burch 

(Clarice Black) 
Stephen E. Collins 
Mrs. Ewin Gaby, Jr. 

(Carolyn Hudspeth) 
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. 

(Beatrice Williamson) 
Mrs. Samuel O. Massey 

(Mary Lynn Graves) 
Roy Acton Parker 
Mrs. B. H. Reed 

(Amelia Ann Fendergraft) 
Ellnora Riecken 
Mrs. John Sandefur 

(Mary Louise Flowers) 
Jeneanne Sharp 
Mary Alice Shields 
R. Warren Wasson 
William T. Weathersby 
Katherine Webb 
Mrs. Raymond Wilson 

(Betty" Westbrook) 
Ernest Workman 
Mrs. James Leon Young 

(Joan Wignall) 


John M. Awad 
Mrs. J. B. Barkley 

(Julia Parks) 
Merle Blalock 
Mrs. James L. Boyd 

(Charlotte Elliott) 
Jerry Boykin 
Jesse W. Brasher 
Shirley Caldwell 
John B. Campbell 
Joseph S. Conti 
Walter E. Ely 
Albert W. Felsher, Jr. 
Stearns L. Hayward 
Mrs. Gordon Hensley 

(Claire King) 
Robert Koch 
John Willard Leggett, III 
Walton Lipscomb, III 
Mrs. John D. McEachin 

(Sylvia Stevens) 
Mrs. Donald C. McGregor 

(Sara Jo Smith) 
John W. Morris 
Anita Barry Reed 
O. Gerald Trigg 
Mrs. Summer Walters 

(Betty Barfield) 
Albert N. Williamson 
Donald R. Youngs 


Kathryn Bufkin 
Milton Olin Cook 
Mrs. Milton Olin Cook 

(Millicent King) 
Mrs. Frank Corban, Jr. 

(Lady Nelson Gill) 
Mrs. M. S. Corban 

(Margaret C. Hathorn) 
Betty Dyess 
Newt Parks Harrison 

Mrs. Paul J. Illk 

(Goldie Crippen) 
Sam L. Jones 
Mrs. Sam L. Jones 

(Nancy Peacock) 
Walter Jean Lamb 
Mrs. William R. Lampkin 

(Johnnie Marie Swindull) 
Mrs. Alvah C. Long, Jr. 

(Lynnice Parker) 
Mrs. Jack M. McDonald 

(Betty Louise Landfair) 
John D. McEachin 
Sandra Claire Miller 
Mrs. S. M. Mohon 

(Annette Leshe) 
Mrs. Thomas E. Parker 

(Mary Ruth Brasher) 
Dorothy Anita Perry 
Tex Sample 
Mrs. Tex Sample 

(Peggy Jo Sanford) 
Mrs. M. L. Spiro 

(Daphne Ann Richardson) 
Edward Stewart 
Mrs. O. Gerald Trigg 

(Rose Cunningham) 
Larry Tynes 
Summer Walters, Jr. 
Mrs. Donald R. Youngs 

(Cindy Falkenberry) 


Mrs. Raymond Thomas Ar- 
nold (Janice Mae Bower) 
John E. Baxter, Jr. 
Carol E. Broun 
Margaret Ewing 
Thomas B. Fanning 
Meredith Elizabeth Garrison 
Otho Thomas Greenlee 
Roy Grisham 
Jack M. McDonald 
Donald C. McGregor 
Nancy Elizabeth Rogers 
B. J. Smith 
Keith Tonkel 
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) 
Ophelia Tisdale 
Frank Cabell 
Jack Ewing 
Ewin Gaby, Sr. 
W. L. Hammer 
Alex A. Hogan 
Raymond King 
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. 
Phineas Stevens 
R. C. Stockett 
William Winter 
**Gift matched by Gulf Oil 

*Gift matced by Dow Chem- 
ical Company 




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 

(Ruth Ridgway) 
Rev. and Mrs. R. R. Branton 

(Doris Alford) 
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 

(Helen Hargrave) 
A. Boyd Campbell 
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Caraway 

(Catherine Josephine Ross) 
Craig Castle 
Joseph William Coker 
Cecil Lloyd Conerly 
Gilbert P. Cook, Sr. 
Eugene H. Countiss 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Crawford 

(Mabel Clair Buckley) 
Henry Dorris 
John R. Enochs 
R. L. Ezelle, Jr. 
H. E. Finger, Jr. 
Marvin A. Franklin 

John L. Gaddis, Jr. 
Martha Gerald 
Garner Green 
S. Richard Harris 
Robert T. Hollingsworth 
J. Manning- Hudson 
Maurice Jones 
Mrs. Wylie Kees 

(Mary Sue Burnham) 
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Kimball 

(Louise Day) 
Jack V. King 
Mrs. Raymond King 

(Yvonne Mclnturff) 
Sam Lampton 
Mrs. J. S. Love, Jr. 

(Jo Ellis Buie) 
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond McClinton 

(Rowena McRae) 
James Clyde McGee 
John S. McManus 
Mrs. Richard D. McRae 

(Luella Selby Watkins) 
Mr. and Mrs. W. Merle Mann 

(Frances Wortman) 
Marjorie Miller 
John F. Montgomery 
Basil Ellis Moore 
R. G. Moore 
Mrs. Howard Morris 
(Sarah Buie) 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Neill 

(Susie Ridg-way) 
Walter R. Neill 
Lawrence G. Painter 
George Patton 
Rubel Phillips 
George B. Pickett 
Mrs. J. Earl Rhea 

(Mildred Clegg) 
Mr. and Mrs. Barron Ricketts 

(Leone Shotwell) 

C. R. Ridgway, Jr. 
Mrs. C. R. Ridgway, Sr. 

(Hattie Lewis) 
Walter S. Ridgway, H 
W. Bryant Ridgway 
Charlton Roby 
Mr. and Mrs. Nat Rogers 

(Helen Ricks) 
Thomas G. Ross 
Albert G. Sanders, Jr. 
Frank T. Scott 
Frederick B. Smith 
Mr. and Mrs. Zach Taylor, Jr. 

(Dot Jones) 
O. B. Triplett, Jr. 
Henry V. Watkins 

D. M. White 

Dr. and Mrs. Noel Womaek 

(Flora Mae Arant) 
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Wright 

(Betty Small) 



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. 

Memorial Gifts 

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 

Walter Ely 

Dr. and Mrs. Earl T. Lewis 

Charlton Roby 

Mrs. Tom Larche 

Aimee Wilcox 

Memorial Book Fund, Library 

Mrs. Rex 1. Brown 

L C. Enochs 

Mrs. Ailleen Becker Phillips 

Mrs. R. B. Rusling, '44 

Mrs. Mary B. Stone 

Glenn Thurman 

Mrs. A. F. Watkins 

Dr. and Mrs. A. F. Watkins 

W. H. Watkins, Sr. 

Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr. 

George Pickett 

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Wright 

Dr. and Mrs. Noel Womack 

Shirley Parker 

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 

Designated Gifts 


Mary Berry 

Mr. and Mrs. Webster M. Buie 

Craig Castle 

Marvin Franklin 

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 

Keith Tonkel 



Millsaps Room, Library 

Alumni-Football Team Supper 

Building Fund 



Millsaps Room, Library 

Millsaps Room, Library 

Sociology Department 





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 




^^ Alumni never live 

down their school and 

a school never 

lives down its alumni,,. 

You and your Alma 

Mater are 

in this together— and 

letting her run 

downhill is simply 


one of your priceless 


to depreciate. 


—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 
year's achievements. 

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- 
mittees, follows: 

(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. 




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." 


Saturday, October 
Classes of 1910 and 
are the Golden and 


.\nniversary Classes 

Other reunion classes are 
1918, 1936, 1937, 1938, 
1956, 1957. 



Lunch for early arrivals 
Reunion meetings 




President's Reception 

.. 4-5 

Homecoming Banquet 


(Reunion classes sit toj; 
Majors-Choctaws Game -- 

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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. 

European Visit 

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 
European IVIethodism. 

As chairman of the Board of Millsaps 
College, Bishop Franklin furnishes lead- 
ership for the 18-man policy making body. 


Trustees Named 

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 

Teachers' Reunion 

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. 

Alumni Careers 

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. 

Excellence Aided 

Two Fulbright Scholarships were 
among the many grants received by Mill- 
saps students, alumni, and professors 
this year. 

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 
Parker, '53. 

Dr. Donald Caplenor, chairman of the 
biology department, studied during the 
summer under a National Science Foun- 
dation scholarship. 



V^TU'^t AtOf^N' 

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. 



(Milly East, '51). He was welcomed by 
Marty, 2I2. 

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), 
both '56. 

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, 
Jr., 2. 

Jesse Wade, Jr., born to Mr. and Mrs. 
Jesse Wade (Gloria Millen, '55) in Sep- 
tember, 1958. 

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 
the ministry. 

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- 
versity, Mississippi. 

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 

A Reminder 

Saturday, October 24, is Homecoming on the Millsap.s Col- 
lege campus. 

An Appeal 

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"? 

A Program 

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, 
North Carolina. 

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 
University, Georgia. 

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 
New Orleans. 

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- 
sity, Mississippi. 

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 
Starkville, Mississippi. 

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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MAJOR note; 



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 
Columbia University. 

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 
the Plavhouse. 

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, 
Harvard L^niversitv. 

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 
in Wichita. 

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 
leaving Millsaps. 

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 
Holy Land. 

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. 



3n m^mnriam 

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 
Bolton, Mississippi. 

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- 
burg, Mississippi. 

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. 


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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 
Bloomington, Indiana. 

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, 
South Carolina. 

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- 
delphia, Pennsylvania. 

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- 
tiesburg, Mississippi. 

Susan Sutton Wbeeless, '59, to Sara 
Leslie Roberts, Jr., '55-'57. Living in 
Baton Rouge. 

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 

1959-60 Session 

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. 

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