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Eiecfronic Teaching 

Poetic Values In 
Liberal Education 

Outstanding Alumnus 

AAillsaps College Alumni Magazine 


The New Look In Languages At AAillsaps 

From the President 

The most important single item to 
report in the midst of the current 
academic year is the circulation of li- 
brary books. It has almost doubled 
over that of previous years! Such a 
record is a tribute to students, to 
faculty, and to the Library staff. The 
Quality of college study may well be 
judged by examining the use of the Li- 

Alumni and friends of the College 
know of the beautiful Millsaps-Wilson 
Library building, with its modern furn- 
ishings and adequate equipment. You will 
be pleased to know of the extensive and 
increasing use being made of the 
facilities — most of all, the books. 

Alumni and friends who visit the 
Library may also be acquainted with 
an appreciable number of empty shelves. 
The new buiding was designed to 
double the capacity for books. As 
rapidly as possible we want wisely to 
fill these empty shelves. 

The Librai-y book budget has been 
almost doubled in the last five years. 
The faculty and students appreciate 
this progress. Designated gifts by in- 
dividuals have made it possible for the 
Library staff to purchase other additions 
for our book collection. Some of these 
g^fts have been memorials. Others have 
been expressions of appreciation honor- 
ing living- persons. 

It is hoped that an increasing num- 
ber of friends will see that a gift to 
a college library is a fitting and ap- 
propriate means of memorializing or 
honoring a friend. 

When a memorial gift is received a 
note is written to the family of the 
person memorialized. The family is 
reminded that the thoughtful gift of 
a friend has made possible the acquisi- 
tion of a book or books for the Millsaps- 
Wilson Library, which book or books 
will be a source of permanent value to 
hundreds of college students. An ap- 
propriate note is also written when 
friends are honored. 

Every alumnus could improve our 
library effectiveness and richness by 
considering memorial and/or honor 
gifts and by commending this thought- 
fulness to other friends of the College. 


College, Whitworth College, 
Millsaps College 

MEMBER: American Alumni Council, 
American College Public Relations 


4 Language Lab 

6 Poetry and Truth 

9 Math Required 

11 Outstanding Alumnus 

15 Major Miscellany 

19 Do You Remember? 


Language students have the advantage of 
being able to hear both themselves and 
instructors speak the languages they are 
studying in the new laboratory. Lynda 
Lewis, of Canton, was among the first to 
take advantage of the new facilities. 


Editor James J. Livesay 

Associate Editor Shirley Caldwell 

Photographer Frank Carney, '61 

Volume 1 

JANUARY, 1960 

Number 2 

Published quarterly by Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. 
Entered as second class matter on October 15, 1959, at the 
Post Office in Jackson, Mississippi, under the Act of August 
24, 1912. 

Page Two 



Homecoming, 1959 

The first alumnus arrived on the 
campus Friday afternoon, during the 
Freshman Day activities. The rest of the 
afternoon and Saturday morning grad- 
uates and former students popped in 
and out of the Alumni Office to check 
time schedules or look up addresses of 
old classmates. It was predictive of the 
good crowd and the spirit of ^festivity 
and interest which were to characterize 
Homecoming, 1959. 

If the amount of work put into the 
planning of an affair is any indication, 
the success of Homecoming was assui'ed 
from the time the first letter went out 
to the officers of the reunion classes 
in July. Alumni-student-faculty com- 
mittees met individually and together, 
officers and committees contacted each 
member of the reunion classes and made 
plans, and the Doby Barting athletes be- 
gan work on their reunion. And of 
course the Alumni Office kept the re- 
minders — publicity and dil'ect mail — 
going fast and furiously. 

After lunching cafeteria-style with the 
students, alumni watched the parade 
form on the campus drive and talked 
with students who are carrying on the 
tradition — and learned that neither 
times nor people have changed a great 
deal. Then the reunion classes — '10, '16, 
•17, '18, '35, '36, '37, '38, '54, '55, '56, 
'57 — and the Doby Bartling athletes met 
for a meet-old-friends-and-classmates 

Dr. and Mrs. Finger received alumni 
in Franklin Hall later in the afternoon, 
and members of the faculty were on 
hand to greet former students and show 
off the beautiful new dormitory. Fra- 
ternities and sororities held open house 
to welcome former members and other 

A capacity crowd attended the ban- 
quet in the college cafeteria. 

Highlight of the occasion was the 

presentation of the Alumnus of the Year 
award to Dr. Thomas G. Ross, '36, who 
has served for many years as physician 
to the athletic teams and has filled 
roles of importance in the Alumni As- 
sociation, including the presidency. 

It was a bitterly cold night for the 
football game with Mississippi College, 
and a bitterly disappointing one for the 
Majors as the score mounted to 26 to 6 
in favor of the traditional foes. 

But not even the disappointing loss 
could put a damper on the occasion. 
It was the best Homecoming yet, and, 
like the first alumnus, predictive of 
things to come. 

May 7 Is Alumni Day 

A dedicated group of people will be 
honored on Alumni Day, May 7, when 
teachers who have attended Millsaps 
College hold their first reunion. 

Professor R. R. Haynes, who has 
taught education at Millsaps since 1930, 
will be the center of the reunion ac- 
tivity. There could be no finer way 
of honoring him for his devotion and 
loyalty than by having his students 
return to pay tribute to him. He re- 
tires at the close of the current ses- 

Another reunion first is scheduled for 
the day, also. Alumnae of Whitworth 
and Grenada colleges, members of the 
Millsaps Alumni Association since the 
merging of those schools with the Col- 
lege, will assemble on the campus as 
a part of the Alumni Day festivities. 

Alumni Association officers stress 
the fact that Alumni Day is not just 
for those holding formal reunions. There 
will be plenty to keep the others enter- 
tained and interested — things which 
should be considered vital and indispensa- 
ble by all alumni. 

Final plans for the day will be sub- 
ject to the approval of the Programs 
Committee of the Alumni Association, 

Homecoming was a big day for former 
coach Doby Bartling. extreme left. Mem- 
bers of the athletic teams he coached 
gathered for a reunion and presented gifts 
of appreciation to him. Also pictured are 
Mrs. Bartling and Dr. Lowry Rush, '48, 
who made the presentation. 

but a tentative schedule has been worked 

Registration will begin at 11 a.m. in 
the Union Building. Lunch will be held 
at 12 noon in the cafeteria, with re- 
union groups sitting together. 

At 2 p.m. the two honor groups will 
hold their formal reunion periods in 
the Union Building. Predictions are 
that there will be a lot of comparing 
of notes on teaching problems as well 
as reminiscing about those days in Pro- 
fessor Haynes' classes in Sullivan- Har- 
rell. Whitworth and Grenada alumnae 
have their work cut out in helping the 
Alumni Office complete its files on 
graduates and former students of the 
two institutions. 

For those not participating in the 
reunion activities, a baseball game will 
be held on Alumni Field at 1:30 p.m. 
The Majors will meet Alabama College, 
of Montevallo, Alabama. 

One of the big events of the day will 
be the seminars scheduled for 3:30 p.m. 
in the Christian Center with faculty 
members speaking. 

At 6 p.m. the Alumni Day banquet 
will be held in the Union Building 
cafeteria. Big business of the evening 
will be the announcement of the re- 
sults of balloting for Alumni Associa- 
tion officers. 

George Bernard Shaw's comedy 
"Androcles and the Lion" has been 
tentatively scheduled as the Alumni 
Day play, to be presented in the 
Christian Center at 8:15 p.m. 

How can vou miss it? 


Page Three 

Thirty booths lined with acoustical 
tile and equipped with micro- 
phones, ear phones, and tape re- 
corders make up the modern new 
language lab in Murrah Hall. 

Electronics Aids In Teaching 


Millsaps College Students Learn Languages In 
State's Most Complete Linguistic Laboratory 

Tomorrow has become today for more 
than 4C0 Millsaps College students 
learning languages in the latest and 
most modern way — via electronic 

Language students now attend a 
language lab at least once a week. 
The laboratory is located in Murrah Hall. 
It contains a master control unit and 
30 acoustical-tiled booths equipped with 
microphones, tape recoi-ders, and ear- 

An observer might see the following 
on a visit to the lab : 

The student takes his place at one of 
the booths. He adjusts a set of earphones 
on his head, accepts a tape from a 
lab assistant, and places it on the 
machine in front of him. He opens his 
textbook to the corresponding lesson. 

"Voici une carte de I'ancienne 
Prance. Voila une carte de la France 
contemporaine. Audjourd'hui, nous al- 
lons parler des departments de la 
France," comes over the earphones. 
There is a pause on the tape and the 
student repeats what he has just heard, 
following the words in his book. The 

instructor, listening at the controls, cor- 
rects his pronunciation. The student 
plays back what he has recorded, notes 
his mistake, and begins again. 

While he is in the process of learn- 
ing French, other students nearby are 
studying Spanish and German in the 
same way. Students can receive in- 
dividual attention, as described above, 
or an entire class can be instructed. 

The lab is designed to provide practice 
in the oral language, with a long-range 
purpose of enabling advanced courses 
to be taught in the language itself rather 

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At the controls, William E. Baskin, 
chairman of the romance languages de- 
partment, and lab assistant Raul Fer- 
nandez give instructions and assistance. 

than in English. It will also facilitate 
the teaching of conversation courses. 

Scenes of plays, entire plays, and 
poetry reading's will also be on tape 
for students of literature. 

Each student taking courses in 
French, German, or Spanish is required 
to meet the lab at least one hour each 
week in addition to his regular class- 
room work. The lab is available for 
use twenty-four hours a week. Officials 
estimate that between 400 and 500 stu- 
dents will use the equipment each 

In an evaluation of the lab after 
its first few months, William Baskin, 
chairman of the romance languages 
department, said, "It is generally felt 
among the instructors that already con- 
siderable progress can be noted in 
classroom performance, especially in oral 
fluency and pronounciation. By now 

the students are familiar with the 
equipment. There have been very few 
problems of a mechanical nature, and we 
are generally delighted with the re- 
sponse of the students and with the 
cooperation they have given us in hand- 
ling the equipment with care. We feel 
that a student who completes four 
semesters of language with the lab pro- 
gram will be capable of following ad- 
vanced courses and of conversing with 
considerable fluency." 

Baskin and John Guest, chairman of 
the German department, are in charge 
of the laboratory, which will also be 
used by Mrs. Magnolia Coullet, as- 
sociate professor of German; Miss 
Elizabeth Craig, associate professor of 
French; Mrs. Nellie Hederi, assistant 
professor of Spanish; Mrs. Francisco 
Norona, instructor of Spanish; and Mrs. 
Robei't Ezelle, instructor of French. 


Students are studying individually here rather than as a group. Instructor 
Baskin and assistant John Greenway (son of George E. Greenway, '27) 
help adjust equipment. 




Page Five 

Professor Discusses Poetry and Truth 

Poetic Values In Liberal Education 


Professor of English 

My subject is poetry and truth. To tell you the truth 
(and I'd better) my subject is poetry as truth, but I thought 
that sounded too precious, so I've used the and instead. 
That is, I shall not talk about poetry as song, or as story, 
or as beauty, or as form, though these are all parts of 
the art of poetry; rather, I want to consider this aspect 
of the art: that great poetry, good poetry, is a way of 
knowing the truth; that poetry has always told the truth; 
that a good poem embodies truth at the center of its being 
and articulates that truth in the way of its art. 

I must define iny terms. By poetry I shall mean verse 
ill all its vai-iety — epic, dramatic, lyric, elegaic, satiric; 
but I want to include more. Without going into a discus- 
sion of the differences between the language of poetry 
and the language of prose, I want to include as poetry 
the great achievements of the language in story, whether 
long, as in the novel, or short, as in the short story. The 
great stories of high religion, for example, I take to be 

By truth I mean the truth of human experience about 
the elemental, universal concerns of the human condition: 
birth, death, love, hate, joy, suffering, compassion, memory, 
desire, pity, salvation; and I mean the truth of the emo- 
tions as distinguished from apprehensions of the intel- 
lect; or more exactly, the truth of the emotions as it in- 
cludes and interprets and transcends the rational. I mean 
truth "felt in the blood and felt along the heart," as Words- 
worth put it, and "passing even into [our] purer minds 
with tranquil restoration." I mean truth which "lifts the 
burden of the mystery," to quote "Tintern Abbey" still, 
"In which the heavy and the weary weight/Of all this un- 
intelligible world/Is lightened;" I mean the truth of mystery 
and paradox and revelation. In short, I mean poetic truth. 

You may rightly say at once, "But are you denigrating 
or simply ignoring scientific and philosophic truth?" To 
which I reply, I am doing neither. Rather I am including 
them, insofar as they can be included in poetic truth. I do 
not intend here to fire a single shot in the old war be- 
tween poetry and science — a war long since over, perhaps. 
I take it we are all agreed that science seeks to find veri- 
fiable facts and to organize those facts into rational 
theory; but that science does not go beyond the context of 
its experiments to a broader interpretation involving the 
total context of man's condition. This interpretation awaits 
the seer, the priest, the poet. As to philosophic truth, I 
suspect we listen to the philosopher whenever and as he 
speaks not in systems but in human (i. e. poetic) parables. 
To illustrate from theology: I doubt if anyone was ever 

Editor's Note: On February 4 a new series of faculty 
chapel addresses was inaugurated. Designed to stimulate 
and interest the campus community, the first talk. Dr. 
Boyd's, more than achieved the objective. His introduc- 
tion, a character of the Millsaps student body, will be 
printed in a later issue. Major Notes plans to print excerpts 
from all the addresses, which have as their theme "Encounter 
and Pursuit: Discourse on Values in Liberal Education." 

moved to acts of devotion by the systematic formulation of 
the ideas in the Nicene Creed; one is moved when the truth 
of that Creed is embodied in the story of the mighty act 
of the Incarnation and all that followed it. 

Poetic truth, then, is the tnath of human experience, 
the truth of man's eternal moral and spiritual concern, 
the truth of the human heart, apprehended by the crea- 
tive imagination of the poet and articulated in poetic form. 

How, then, and why is good poetry true ? Perhaps I 
have suggested the why already. Frost says that a poem 
"begins in delight and ends in wisdom. The figure is the 
same as for love." It begins in delight and ends in "a 
clarification of life — not necessarily a great clarification, 
such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary 
stay against confusion." ("The Figure a Poem Makes," 
Complete Poems of Robert Frost, New York, 1949, p. Ill) 
In short, it ends in truth. 

A good poem is true because it must arrive at wisdom, 
at clarification, at order (Camus speaks of art as an im- 
position of "an order of style to the disorder of an age," 
G. Bree, "Camus: An Essay in Appreciation," New York 
Times Book Review, January 24, 1960, p. 5) else it is a 
trick poem, no poem, as Frost says. A good poem is true 
because it cannot do violence to itself and be good. If there 
is phoniness, falseness anywhere in it, it will be bad. To he 
good, that is, it must be true: to itself, to its subject, to 
nature, to life — this is the old Greek mimetic principle. 

Do not misunderstand me: the truth a good poem em- 
bodies may not be pretty, need not be. The test is truth, 
not prettiness. Flaubert's Madam Bovary is a great and 
true novel; so is Dostoevski's Crime and Punishment; so I 
think is Joyce's Ulysses; so is Baudelaire's Les Fleurs de Mai 
a true poem, and Rimbaud's A Season in Hell. These are 
all true because, at least in part, and in one degree or 
another, they make memorable clarifications of evil. (Please 
notice that I do not include Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's 
Lover in this list. It is a fine and true disquisition on the 
art of game-keeping and the pleasures of the outdoor life.) 

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But how is a good poem true? This is more complicated 
than the why. The center of the explanation is the creative 
imagination. I'll begin by saying that the way a poem 
articulates its truth is by "making believe," that is, by 
imagining. The imagination is the soul of the poem, as 
Coleridge said, that is everywhere. The unifying imagi- 
nation creates the poem, working through poetic language, 
"which is the language of myth, symbol, and metaphor. 
Now myth is a projected dream of the deep subconscious of 
the people, expressing their needs, fears, aspirations. 
(Klmon Friar, "Myth and Metaphysics," Modern Poetry, 
New York, 1951, p. 421) Think of the myths you know 
•well: the Prometheus myth, the myth of Venus and Adonis, 
Bunyan's myth of the Celestial City, Dante's myth of the 
Paradiso, Faulkner's myth of Yoknapatawpha County. To 
define again: myth is a way of accepting the mystery of 
human life and interpreting it by creating a world in which 
the actual and the real are fused by the imagination into 
one perfect whole. When a myth is most complete, as in 
the Christian myth, it defines "the relationship of man to 
himself and to God so that there is no distinction between 
symbol and meaning." (Friar, p. 421) They are the same. 

To illustrate: the most perfect myth of all time is 
the Christian myth of the Incarnation. To try to explain 
this Divine Act in rational terms is impossible and absurd. 
It must be understood as myth, in which the real God-man 
relationship and the actual God-man manifestation coincided 
at a moment in human history. All myths, but this one 
most superbly, understand that the ideal (that is, the real) 
is present in the actual. (W. 0. Rogers, Myth, Truth, and 
Paradox, Episcopal Faculty Papers, New York, 1958, pp. 
19-20) I could illustrate, though less perfectly, from Faulk- 
ner's mythical county. It is the real Mississippi; all other 
counties (and especially, perhaps. Hinds) are merely actual. 

(I hope you understand me to be saying in all this 
that a good myth is true — far more true than the actual or 
the rational.) 

The creative imagination of the poet, then, works on 
mythic materials, and the materials give the poet his sym- 
bols and metaphors — his figures of language. The poet 
through myth gains an insight into reality, reads the actual 
(Nature, the experience of human life) as a symbol of 
something behind or within or beyond the actual. The 

symbols and metaphors which this reading gives the poet 
lead him to a region of the imagination where the actual 
and the real (the human and the divine) are one; lead 
him, in short, to truth. (Allen Tate, "Literature as Know- 
ledge," On the Limits of Poetry, New York, 1948, pp. 44-46) 

The language of poetry and the truth it embodies is, 
therefore, as I. A. Richards puts it, "the completest mode 
of utterance." (Tate, p. 47). This completeness is very dif- 
ferent from scientific completeness. "The completeness of 
science," says the American critic Allen Tate, "is an abstrac- 
tion covering an ideal of cooperation among specialized 
methods. No one can havf un experience of science, or of 
a single science. For the completeness of Hamlet is not 
of the experimental order, but of the experienced order: It 
is, in short, of the mythical order." (Tate, p. 47). Albert 
Camus was talking about the artist's search for the great 
mythic images toward which his whole work tends. It's a 
beautiful statement: "I know with certainty that a man's 
work is nothing but the long journey to recover, through 
the means of art, the two or three simple and great images 
which first gained access to his heart . . . every artist, no 
doubt, is in quest of his truth. If he is great, each work 
brings him closer to it, or, at least, gravitates more close- 
ly to that central, hidden sun, where all, one day, will be 
consumed." (Bree, p. 14). The perfect mythic consumma- 
tion is the eternal union of the actual and the real. 

If my attempt to say how a poem gets at the truth 
has been confusing, or confused, let me say it simply in 
an illustration. If there had been newspapers in England 
in August, 1637, they would likely have carried an account 
of the drowning in the Irish Sea of one Edward King, a 
divinity graduate of Cambridge L^niversity. The account 
would have given his age, his birthplace, the cause of death, 
his survivors. Such an account would have conveyed the 
facts of Edward King's demise. The truth about King's 
death was written by a former classmate named John Mil- 
ton, in a poem entitled Lycidas. 

I turn now to consider the question : what does poetry 
tell the truth about? I suggest, about man's self, about 
man and others, about man and the universe. 

Man's search for identity is as old as Adam's and as 
new as yours and mine in this place, at this time. A 
liberal education should aid us in that search. Yet, con- 
sider, the sciences cannot tell us who we are, nor do they 
propose to. I'm not sure they can tell us where we are 
any more, yet I look forward to hearing Dr. Priddy on this 
subject in about a month. The social sciences talk in their 
increasingly irritating jargon of tlie "collective" us — of 
economic man, organization man, status seekers, assorted 
blocs, units, and groups; yet seldom, I believe, do they pro- 
pose to address themselves to the lonely individual con- 
templating his destiny (the only one he's got) and hoping 
in the name of Heaven he can make it meaningful. 

But poetry has ahvays addressed this problem of the 
search for the self. Take the oldest poetry most of us know, 
Hebrew poetry. Listen to the thundering voice of the 
Almighty: "Where wast thou when I laid the foundations 
of the earth ? declare if thou hast understanding. Who 
hast laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who 
hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the founda- 
tions thereof fastened ? or who laid the corner stone 
thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all 
the sons of God shouted for joy?" This imperative, 
implacable questioning goes on for two or three 

Dr. Boyd confers with student Harley Harris, of 
Jackson, concerning her schedule. 

Page Seven 

chapters, and Job tries to answer, one way and another. 
Finally, however, he is driven to the answer to himself: "I 
have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine 
eye seeth thee./ Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in 
dust and ashes." With the final, bitter realization of him- 
self comes, shortly, restoration and peace. Or, take another 
Hebrew poem you've heard all your life. It is about the 
discovery of self and purpose. "In the year that King 
Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting- upon a throne, 
high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple." From 
the vision comes realization: "Woe is me, for I am undone; 
because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the 
midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen 
the King, the Lord of hosts." But from the realization 
comes the purgation of fire and commitment to purpose. 

Poetry is forever telling of the search for identity and 
purpose. Read the grand Greek epics; read the Aeneid; read 
that greatest flowering of the Italian language (or any lan- 
guage), the greatest medieval monument to the Christian 
faith, The Divine Comedy; read Milton's Paradise Lost and 
Samson. All are about the meaning of selfhood. And of the 
meaning of man's nature, in its multiform expression, poetry 
has always spoken. Read Boccacio, read Chaucer's Tales if 
you're ever tempted to think human nature is dull and 
monotonous. And for the most sublime studies in any 
language of individual human beings finding themselves, 
read the tragedies of the incomparable Shakespeare. 

But I have been name-dropping here — and the grandest 
names in the world, too. For most of us, most ordinary 
times anyway, a simpler, less intoxicating fare in poetry 
probably sei-ves better. 0|piJ;ke theme of the search fofi- the 
self, let me quote an obsc^iiJ^|EaaIil^C5>ltly RiwonTil 
seventeenth century: 

Love bade me welcome; yet my si 

Guilty of dust and sin 
But quick-eye 

From my 
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning, 

If I lacked anything. 
"A guest," I answered, "worthy to be here:" 

Love said, "You shall be he." 
"I, the unkind, ungrateful ? Ah, my dear, 

I cannot look on thee!" 
Love took my hand and smiling did reply, 

"Who made the eyes but I?" 
"Truth, Lord: but I have marred them: let my shame 

Go where it doth deserve." 
"And know you not," says Love, "who bore the blame?" 

"My dear, then I will serve." 
"You must sit down," says Love, "and taste my meat." 

So I did sit and eat. 

(George Herbert) 

Poetry has always been concerned with man and others 
— man in society — man and his fellow man, and woman. 
Love poetry comes here, and I wish I had time to talk 
about it. I have a student who is convinced, I think, that 
all poetry is love poetry. I have given up trying to dis- 
abuse him of this conviction — because I think he may be 
right. But poetry has never shirked social problems: and here 
I need to speak, for examples, of Milton's enormous in- 
volvement in the struggle for political and religious liberty 
in the seventeenth century; of Wordsworth's and Shelley's 
and Byron's involvement in the nineteenth; of the great 
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course) designed to titillate my colleagues in the be- 
havioral sciences (poetry, you know, is a misbehavioral 
science): First: There is more truth about the sociology 
of the deep South in one of Faulkner's best novels than in- 
all the monographs published by all the sociology depart- 
ments in all the Southern universities. Or, to put it more 
neatly, there is more truth about the sociology of the deep 
South in Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury than in Pro- 
fessor Dollard's Caste and Class in a Southern Town. Second: 
There is more truth about the psychology of the Southern 
small town in one of Miss Welty's best short stories 
than will be revealed in any number of questionnaires 
or on all the psychiatrists' couches of Jackson and Mem- 
phis. Third: There is more truth about political science 
in Oi'well's 1984 or Animal Farm, or Pasternak's Dr, 
Zhivago, than in all the textbooks on the subject — or in all 
the columns of all the pundits. 

Finally, what has poetry to say about man in the uni- 
verse ? And because I must restrict my consideration here^ 
I make it, what does poetry say about modern man in 
his universe ? 

Modern man was born in the year 1600 perhaps, 
certainly in the early seventeenth century. I call him 
modern because the universe into which he was born was 
entirely different from his fathers' world — and because 
it is the universe we inhabit today. His intellectual and 
spiritual problem.s are our problems still — only now they 
are more acute. 

The universe of the seventeenth-century modern man 
was a world re-made by Copernicus, Galileo, Descartes, 

en until now has recorded 

pts To ^COiine "to"" terms with it, to learn to 

live ,iii it. Th^ only great poet fully to succeed in enibrac- 

interpreting the problems of man 

Iton, and he did it by making the 

the vital cen- 

s success he 

was not a typical. (Great poems perhaps are never typical.) 

A better poet to read, because more typical, on modern 
man in the universe is Donne, and the place to begin is 
Donne's Anniversarie poems. "Well dy'd the World," 
says Donne in the First Anniversarie, "that we might live 
to see/ This world of wit, in his Anatomic:" The world 
that was dead was the Elizabethan world, the Queen her- 
self being dead: the great humanistic and artistic flowering 
of the Renaissance was past; the old certainties of medi- 
eval religion were in question; the old concern of scholastic 
philosophy was giving way to the New Philosophy, which, 
Donne says, "calls all in doubt." 

The New Philosophy Donne speaks of is the new 
science, particularly the new discoveries in astronomy and 
physics, both calling for a radically new orientation of 
man to the universe and to God. The Heavens, the handi- 
work of God, had always been thought immutable, a proof 
to man of something permanent and unchangeable in the 
universe. Now Copernicus had proposed another kind of 
universe, and Galileo had seen it with his eyes. New stars, 
new planets, a new moon, a new universe: all had come 
home to seventeenth-century man. To Donne it all showed 
the degeneration of man, the decay of the world, the 
not-too-distant end of the world, and the present total 
disorder. This latter was the worst of all, for it destroyed 
those cardinal virtues necessary for Donne's ethics and 
aesthetics: symmetry, proportion, harmony. All coher- 

ea /ot American aemocracy> ot the proletarian ■ ente gone, indeed. , ^ r\ r^ r\ "11 

and ^*tcispo/}rwwwi^ar©^i^a^ 96©m4lUending 

I must 'pass quickly, and so I shall content mysetr with circle by circle, like Dante's, arrives at the highest circle 

three outrageous generalizations (outrageous, but true, of (Continued on Page 18) 

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Students^ Professors Make Millsaps News 

Math Requirement Added 

Beginning in the fall of 1960 Millsaps 
College students must take at least six 
hours of mathematics to meet the re- 
quirements for graduation. 

The curriculum change was voted by 
the faculty at its December meeting 
after long and careful consideration. 

Since 1938, Millsaps has allowed 
candidates for the Bachelor of Arts 
degree to substitute Latin or Greek for 
mathematics. Bachelor of Science gradu- 
ates have always been required to take 

Study of the mathematics requirements 
resulted in the development of a new 
course to be known as Mathematics 
9-10: Foundation of Mathematics. Ac- 
cording to Dr. T. L. Reynolds, chairman 
of the Department of Mathematics, the 
course will make it possible for students 
with non-science majors to choose be- 
tween the regular math offerings and 
the more generalized "foundation" 

The catalog will describe the new 
course as follows: 

A two-semester course for 
freshmen designed primarily for 
the non-science majors. The 
basic principles of mathematics 
are studied as they apply to a 
number of topics including the 
following: ratio, proportion 
and variation, functions, equa- 
tions, exponents and logar- 
ithms, probability and statis- 
tics, theory of sets, number sys- 
tems, theory of numbers, logic. 
Six hours credit. 
Officials said the course will introduce 
the non-science major to mathematical 
methods of reasoning. 

USIS Features Players 

Not content with mere national rec- 
ognition, the Millsaps Players have now 
been accorded international publicity — 
though not through their own soliciting. 

During the summer the United States 
Information Service, in Washington, re- 
quested that the Public Relations Of- 
fice send glossy photographs of scenes 
from recent Millsaps productions for use 
in illustrating an article on theatrical 
productions in American universities. 
The article was to be sent to USIS of- 


fices in over 80 countries for free dis- 
tribution to local newspapers and maga- 

When the article was released, one 
paragraph read as follows: 

"In large cities and small towns 
throughout the country, university 
theatres provide a rich source of enter- 
tainment for their communities. In 
Jackson, Mississippi, small Millsaps 
College has long had the State's most 
widely known theatrical group, strong- 
ly supported by the local press and 
engaging the participation of nearly 
one-third of the college's student body. 
Last year's production of Giraudoux's 
'Tiger at the Gates' shattered all local 
attendance records for a single play." 

Four pictures accompanied the article. 
One was a scene from Baylor Univer- 
sity's production of "Hamlet." One was 
Yale's world premiere production of 
Archibald MacLeish's "J. B." The other 
two were scenes from the Millsaps Play- 
ers' productions of "Tiger at the Gates" 
and "The Diary of Anne Frank." 

The Players are deserving of every 
honor they receive. Of the plays they 
have produced in the past seven years, 
six have been awarded both the Pulitzer 
Prize and the New York Drama Critics 
Circle Award. No other drama group in 
the state can boast such a record. 

Miss Millsaps, Betty Battling, of Jack- 
son, and Master Major, John Sharp 
Gatewood, Mount Olive, reign over the 
Presentation Ball, at which they, along 
with favorites and beauties, were pre- 
sented to the student body. 

During the past seven years more than 
22,000 persons have attended Millsaps 
productions. The number does not in- 
clude persons who attended the student- 
directed one-act plays. Sir John Gielgud's 
appearance on the campus, or this year's 

And speaking of Sir John, the Players 
were responsible for bringing him to 
Millsaps in his only mid-South appear- 
ance. Theater-goers in this area will be 
forever grateful for the opportunity of 
seeing such an outstanding actor per- 
form, of seeing a show which has drawn 
nothing but rave reviews internationally. 
Sir John has been called by those in 
a position to judge the world's greatest 

Members of the Players contribute 
on a campus-wide basis too. Fourteen 
of the eighteen students chosen for 
"Who's Who" this year have been 
members of the drama group. A large 
number of the persons named to the 
Dean's List are active in the organiza- 

Remaining on the Players' schedule 
this year are the Comden-Green-Styne 
musical "Bells Are Ringing," which will 
be given March 9, 10, 11 and 12, and 
a final production for May 4-7, which 
director Lance Goss has tentatively set 
as "Androcles and the Lion," George 
Bernard Shaw's "most riotous"' comedy. 

Alumni Fund Nears Goal 

Welcome news comes from Zach Tay- 
lor, Jr., chairman of the 1959-60 Alumni 

Statistics released at press time con- 
cerning the progress of the Fund in- 
dicate that all records will be broken 
before the campaign closes on June 3(i. 

Taylor announced that 590 alumni had 
given $20,132.10 on a goal of a minimum 
of $25,000. Cash and pledges received 
led last year's results for the same 
reporting period by 30 Tr. 

Even more significant was the an- 
nouncement that participation was up 
33'^'r over last year at this same time. 

Officials believe that, if the present 
rate of participation continues, the final 
Alumni Fund figure will reach $30,000 
given by 1,000 alumni. 

It's a good start on the goal of 
$50,000 from 1,500 alumni by year after 

Paae Ninp 

Millsaps Building Sold 

The Millsaps Building, since 1912 one 
of Jackson's landmarks, has been sold 
by the College to Vincent, Incorporated, 
a newly formed Mississippi corporation. 

Built by Major Millsaps in 1912. it 
was for years one of the largest office 
buildings in the state. 

Sale price was disclosed as in excess 
of $300,000. Officials stated that the 
transaction will enable the College to 
diversify its investments. 

College Receives Gifts 

Millsaps College has received gifts 
totaling $11,000 from foundations, 
corporations, and other business organi- 
zations since December 1. 

The three donors, Esso Education 
Foundation, Texaco, and Connecticut 
General Life Insurance Company, join- 
ed Gulf Oil Corporation in selecting 
Millsaps as the recipient of timely 
grants during the 1959-60 session. 

Largest of the grants, $8,500, conies 
from the Esso Education Foundation. 
The initial Esso grant was unrestricted 
in nature and totaled $3,500. Later the 
Foundation selected Millsaps as the 
recipient of a $5,000 gift to be used for 
the purchase of equipment for use in 
science classrooms and laboratories. 

The $1,500 Texaco grant was un- 
restricted in nature and can be used 
to meet the most pressing needs of 
the College. Both Texaco and the Esso 
Education Foundation have included 
Millsaps in previous annual giving proj- 

Newcomer to the list of organizations 
supporting the College is the Connecticut 
General Life Insurance Company. The 
company's grant of $160, which equal- 
ed the earnings from $4,000 at an inter- 
est rate of four percent, is intended 
to replace the financial investment 
Millsaps College has in its graduates 
who are employees. The grant will be 
made each year for as long as the 
employee is with the company. 

This year's Connecticut General grant 
is made in the name of William P. 
Williams, a 1947 graduate. 


The last issue of 'Major Notes listed 
incorrectly the names of the parents 
of Mrs. Tom Larche and Miss Aimee 
Wilcox, whom they honored with a 
Memoral Gift to the Alumni Fund. 
The Major Notes account listed Mr. 
and Mrs. Edwin C. Wilson. It should 
have been Mr. and Mrs. Edwin C. 
Wilcox. We sincerely regret the 

.Members of the Millsaps Associates enjoy Bishop Marvin Franklin's informal 
remarks made during their fall meeting. Featured speaker at the meeting 
was Dr. Frank H. Sparks, of the Council for Financial Aid to Education. 

Associates Name Officers 

Two alumni have been named to posi- 
tions of top leadership in the Millsaps 
College Associates. 

George Pickett, '27-'30, was elected 
chairman of the group at its fall meet- 
ing held on the campus. He sei-ved as 
a member of the Alumni Association 
Board of Directors and chairman of the 
Alumni Fund. 

Named to serve as vice-chairmen 
were 0. B. Triplett, Jr., Forest, past 
president of the Alumni Association, 
and Mike Sturdivant, Glendora. 

This year the Associates have taken 
as their major project the securing 
of five-year pledges to the operating 
budget of the College. 

Membership is composed of 100 
prominent Mississippians who ^vill 
work with the Ti-ustees, the alumni, 
and the Church in strengthening the 
College through an organized program. 

Singers Tour To Denver 

An invitation to appear at the General 
Conference of the Methodist Church will 
give the Millsaps Singers an opportun- 
ity for its first out-of-state tour in six 

The conference will be held in Denver 
in May. The Singers have sung in 
Denver twice before, both times under 
the direction of Dr. Alvin Jon (Pop) 
King. Since Pop's retirement the group 
has confined its tours to Mississippi. 

Directed by Leland Byler, the fifty- 
voice concert choir will be one of 
eight choral groups appearing during 
the two-week conference, which will be 
held April 27 through May 11. Their 
concert is scheduled for May 4. Ap- 

pearances in schools and churches en 
route to Denver and on the return trip 
are being arranged through alumni 
living in towns where stops are sched- 

The western tours, concert trips 
through southei'n and mid-western 
states, and a recent recording under 
the RCA Victor label have helped the 
singers achieve a national reputation. 

You Have Another Chance 

If you were one of those persons 
who had to pass up the Millsaps 
Singers' RCA Victor record a few years 
ago because you didn't have an Ip 
record player, times may have changed. 
You may have that long-awaited instru- 
ment now. 

In case you fit the above description 
and are still interested in the record, 
the Public Relations Office has a limit- 
ed supply on hand. The price: $3.65 
for 30 minutes of great music under the 
direction of Alvin J. King. 

Address a card or letter to the Public 
Relations Department and enclose a 
check made to Millsaps College for 
$3.65. Don't miss your second, and per- 
haps your last, chance. 

Cultural Growth Is Aim 

Feeling the need for more cultural 
activities than the community affords 
and recognizing the responsibility of a 
college in providing these activities, 
Millsaps students established last year 
a Culture and Education Committee to j 
bring outstanding Mississippians to the I 
campus for speaking engagements. I 

First program on the schedule this i 
year was a panel discussion on the re- 
unification of Germany by Dr. Ross 

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Moore, of the history department, and 
Dr. Harry JIanley and David Bowen, 
of the political science department. 
Next speaker was Joseph Sills, traveling: 
representative of the Collegiate Council 
of the United Nations, who spoke on 
"How Colleges Can Help the U. N." 
Another panel, composed of Dean Fer^- 
son, Rubel Phillips, '48, Jackson at- 
torney, and William Winter, State Tax 
Collector, discussed "The South in 
Politics and Politics in the South." 

One program in the series fell on the 
same weekend as the Singers' presenta- 
tion of "The Messiah'' and the Players' 
production of "Picnic," in addition to 
Little Theatre and high school dramatics 
offerings, causing a visiting editor to 
write of the cultural, religious, and 
educational opportunities in Jackson. 
Commenting on the visitor's praise, a 
local editor wrote, "E.xpanding these as- 
sets is an important step in civic prog- 
ress and an ever-present challenge to 
our leadership." The fact that three of 
the five activities of the weekend in 
question were presented by Millsaps 
would seem to indicate that the College 
is doing its fair share in that direction. 

Kuntz' Poem In Anthology 

A poem by a Millsaps College senior 
will appear in the 1959 edition of the 
Annual Anthology of College Poetry. 

Arthur Kuntz, of Tupelo, has been 
notified that his poem "And I Have No 
Coat" was selected for publication in 
the anthology, called by the editor a 
compilation of the finest poetry vmt- 
ten by the college men and women of 
America representing every state in 
the union. 

An English major, Kuntz has made 
many contributions to Stylus, campus 
literary magazine, which he serves as 
assistant editor this year. 

Finger Heads Association 

The Mississippi Association of Col- 
leges is headed this year by Dr. H. E. 
Finger, Jr., president of Millsaps Col- 

As president of the Association, Dr. 
Finger wll direct the activities of the 
important organization, whose member- 
ship is composed of the state's accredit- 
ed colleges and universities. 

Now in his eighth year as president 
of Millsaps, Dr. Finger remains the 
youngest senior college president in the 

Ross Is Outstanding Alumnus 

Thomas G. Ross, Jackson physician, 
civic leader and devoted churchman, 
was named alumnus of the year for 1959 
over a field of several outstanding 
nominees. The award was presented in 
impressive ceremonies at the annual 
Homecoming Banquet on October 24. 
He was the ninth alumnus of ^Millsaps 
to receive the award, one of the highest 
honors the College confers. 

In selecting him for the honor, the 
College and the Alumni Association 
named Ross the alumnus who has made 
the most outstanding contribution to 
church, community, and college during 
the past year and whose continuing serv- 
ice in recent years has been significant. 
He received a certificate of appreciation 
at the Homecoming banquet held in 
the Union Building on the campus. 

Gayle Erwin, president of the stu- 
dent body, read a citation describing 
Ross' activities and presented the award 
on behalf of the alumni and students 
of the College. 

The citation read in part: "This year's 
recipient is a 1936 graduate of Millsaps 
College. In the 23 years since his gradua- 
tion he has proved many times his devo- 
tion and loyalty to Millsaps. serving in 
positions of responsibility and leadership. 

"He was born and reared in Puckett, 
Mississippi, graduating from Puckett 
High School. He attended Copiah-Lin- 
coln Junior College for two years before 
transferring to Millsaps. Having decid- 
ed upon medicine as a career, he en- 
tered Tulane University School of 
Medicine and received his M. D. degree. 
He interned at Baroness Erlanger Hos- 
pital in Chattanooga. 

"Entering the Navy in 1942, he 
sen'ed with the Fourth Marine Division 
as a physician, rising from the rank of 
lieutenant (junior grade) to lieutenant 
commander. He was awarded the Purple 
Heart and the Silver Star for his bravery 
and distinguished service. On his return 
to the States he served with the Navy 
Recruiting Station in Jackson. He is a 
retii'ed commander in the Naval medi- 
cal corps. 

"The_ subject of this citation is highly 
respected by fellow members of his pro- 
fession. He is a member of the Academy 
of General Practice of the Southeim 
Medical Association and the American 
Medical Association. A fellow of the 
Southeastern Surgical Congress, he is 
an active member of his local medical 
society, having served as membership 
chairman in the past. He is a past presi- 
dent of the Baptist Hospital staff, past 

president of the Charity Hospital staff, 
and past secretary of the St. Dominies 
Hospital staff. 

"In spite of the demands on his time 
as a doctor, he has been a leader in 
the civic affairs of the community. 
He is a member of the Board of Di- 
rectors and a past president of the 
Jackson Fondren Civitan Club; a past 
governor of the Mississippi District 
of Civitan International; a past member 
of the Board of Directors of the Knife 
and Fork Club; and a member of the 
Duling and Bailey Parent-Teacher As- 
sociations, the Y. M. C. A., and the 
Chamber of Commerce. He has served 
as head of the Professional Division of 
the United Givers Fund. 

"Our honoree served last year as 
chairman of the Official Board of Gal- 
loway Memorial Methodist Church. He 
is active in the Sunday School and 
other functions of the church. 

"He is a past president of the Mill- 
saps College Alumni Association. Un- 
der his capable administration the new 
organization made significant contribu- 
tions to the support and strengthening 
of the College. He has served for several 
years as physician for the Millsaps 
athletic groups, giving of himself, in 
the ti-uest sense of the words, above and 
beyond the call of duty." 

Dr. Ross is married to the former 
Betty Lee. They have two children, 
Sally Fran, 12, and Elizabeth Lee, 10. 

The Alumnus of the Year Award is 
the only honor given by the College 
exclusively to its alumni. 

Ross and Alumni .Vssociation President 
Noel Womack look over Alumnus of the 
Year certificate. 


Page Elevea 

Southern Mississippi coordinator for 
Project Talent, the forthcoming na- 
tional census of aptitudes and abilities 
of high school students, is Dr. Russell 
W. Levanway, chairman of the psy- 
chology department. Project Talent, a 
survey carried out by the University of 
Pittsburgh and supported by the United 
States Office of Education and other 
government agencies, vv'ill administer a 
special set of examinations and ques- 
tionnaires to students in approximately 
1000 high schools. 

Mississippi's first gem, rock, and 
mineral shovir was scheduled for Feb- 
ruary 20 and 21 at the State Fair- 
grounds in Jackson. Dr. Wendell John- 
son, assistant professor of geology, 
a member of the sponsoring Mississippi 
Gem and Mineral Society, was responsi- 
ble for entries in the show. 

Honors which have come to Dr. J. B. 
Price, chairman of the chemistry de- 
partment, this year include being 
selected as a fellow in the American 
Association for the Advancement of 
Science and being re-named chairman 
of the premed advisors of Mississippi. 
He is also president of the Mississippi 
Academy of Science. 

At the meeting of the Commission of 
Professors of Religion of the National 
Methodist Conference on Christian Edu- 
cation, Dr. J. D. Wroten, chairman of 
the religion department, was elected 
to membership on the executive com- 
mittee. He will represent the southeast- 
ern jurisdiction. 

Dr. George W. Boyd, who joined the 
faculty this year as professor of English, 
was elected secretary of the South 
Central Modern Language Association 
at its meeting in Houston in November. 
Dr. Boyd read a paper entitled "What 
is 'Metaphysical' Poetry?" before the 
English section of the meeting. 

Dr. Frank Laney has been promoted 
to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the 
United States Army Reserve. He served 
in the Luzon and New Guinea campaigns 
of World War II, receiving eight service 

Jackson Kiwanis Club members elected 
Dr. J. D. Wroten, chairman of the re- 

ligion department, to the presidency this 
year. He'll be working with William E. 
Barksdale, '30, vice-president; Julius 
Crisler, '40-'42, '46-'48, director; and 
Sutton Marks, '48, director. 

Dr. Richard R. Priddy, chairman of 
the geology department at Millsaps Col- 
lege, will work at the Gulf Coast Re- 
search Laboratory in Ocean Springs on 
a sabbatical leave during the second 
semester. He will be engaged in review- 
ing the work that he and his students 
have done during the past eleven sum- 
mers with a view to publishing their 
findings on the physical and chemical 
nature of the bottom sediments of the 
Mississippi Sound. Dr. and Mrs. Priddy 
plan to take a Caribbean cruise in May. 

0y{iH AL^^^^' 


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

Janet Lynn Dodson, born to Mr. and 
Mrs. William P. Dodson on November 
9. The Dodsons attended during the 
1958-59 session. Mrs. Dodson is the 
former Millie Price. 

John Eubank Dorman, born January 
15, 1959, to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dor- 
man. Mr. Dorman is a '41 graduate. 
The couple has two other children. 

Tamra Michelle Everitt, born October 
19 to Mr. and Mrs. James Everitt. Mr. 
Everitt is a '58 graduate. 

Mark David Felsher, born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Albert W. Felsher, Jr., '56 
and '55-'56, on August 27. Mrs. Felsher 
is the former Rosemary Parent. 

Jane Louise Ferrell, born September 
17 to the Reverend and Mrs. J. E. 
Ferrell, Jr., (Victoria Taylor, '53). 

Daniel David Franks, born to Mr. 
and Mrs. David Franks on November 
22. Mr. Franks is a '57 graduate. Mrs. 
Franks is the former Audrey Jennings, 

Thomas Lamar Gordon, Jr., born to 
Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Gordon (Barbara 
Ballard, '56) on July 10. 

David Karl Rase, born to Mr. and 
Mrs. H. G. Hase (Ethel Eastman, '48) 
on September 5. A brother completes the 
family. Dr. M. L. Smith, former presi- 
dent of Millsaps, performed the bap- 
tismal ceremony. 

Gordon Hensley, Jr., born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Gordon Hensley (Claire King, '56) 
on October 4. 

John David Hodges, born August 7 
to Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. Hodges, 
both '54. Mrs. Hodges is the former 
Helen Elizabeth Davis. 

Catherine Lea Jones, born to the Rev- 
erend and Mrs. Cecil B. Jones on October 
4. Mr. Jones is a member of Ihe class 
of '56. 

Lori Lu King, born December 23 to 
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond King (Yvonne 
Mclnturff, '51). She was welcomed by 
Mary Lynne, Gary, and Terri. 

Janet Elizabeth Kruse, born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Al Kruse (Evaline Khayat, 
'42) on October 12. Three other children 
welcomed the newcomer. 

Pamela Ann Lipscomb, born October 
8 to Mr. and Mrs. John L. Lipscomb, 
'58-'59 and '59. Mrs. Lipscomb is the 
former Colleen Thompson. 

Riley Edwards McRae, born January 
3 to the Reverend and Mrs. Edward W. 
McRae (Martina Riley, '57). 

William Allen Mayer, born December 
17 to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Mayer. Mr. 
Mayer attended during the 1951-52 ses- 
sion, and Mrs. Mayer, the former Jewel 
Hill, graduated in 1952. 

William O. Miller, Jr., born on March 
25 to Dr. and Mrs. William O. Miller. 
Dr. Miller is a '53 graduate. 

Melissa Medley Mims, born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert Brady Mims, '57 and '56- 
'57, on November 12. Mrs. Mims is the 
former Susan Medley. 

Dan Murrell, born to Lieutenant and 
Mrs. Dan S. Murrell (Pat Hillman, '56) 
on November 14. 

Richard Holland Odom. born December 
14 to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Odom 
(Jo Holland, '48-'52). Mr. Odom attend- 
ed during the '39-'40 session. 

Thomas Oren Prewitt, III, born June 
12 to Mr. and Mrs. Tom O. Prewitt, 
Jr. (Patricia Morgan), '56 and '53-'54. 

Joseph Thaddus Ranager, born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Walter Ranager (Elizabeth 
Lauderdale), '49 and '39-'40. Other 
Ranagers are Elizabeth Ann, 10, and 
Jimmy, 3. 

Sheila Diane Romey, born March 5 to 
Mr. and Mrs. William S. Romey. Mr. 
Romey is a '54 graduate. 

Elizabeth Posey Smith, born December 
3 to Mr. and Mrs. James K. Smith 
(Sarah Kathleen Posey, '44). Eliza- 
beth Posey has a sister, Emily. 

John Mack Thames, Jr., born Decem- 
ber 18 to Mr. and Mrs. John Mack 
Thames (Barbara Yeagley, '55). Bar- 
bara Katherine, 2, added her welcome. 

Robert Porter Ward, Jr., born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Porter Ward on October 28. 
Mr. Ward is associate professor of 
biology at Millsaps. The new baby 
was welcomed by Mary Jane, Nancy 
Ann, and Laura Lou. 

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Lynda Louise Andrews, '55-'56, to 
Barlett Willis Calcote, Jr. Living: in 
Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 

Mary Louise Houghton Barksdale to 
Craig Castle, '47. Living in Jackson. 

Sarah Anne Bayliss, '55-'57, to Raiford 
Hugh Ervin, current student. Living 
in Jackson. 

Ora Pauline Bizzell, '48, to Mark 
Nestle. Living in Manila. 

Julia Elizabeth Boren to Dr. William 

C. Baker, '51. Living in Oxford, Mis- 

Virginia Caroline Bradley to Van 
Andrew Cavett, Jr., '53. Living in Chat- 
tanooga, Tennessee. 

Phyllis Gwendolyn Burford, '54-'56, 
to Smith Sprinkle. Living in Dallas, 

Dorothy Dee Ford, '54, to Dr. Cedric 
Roland Bainton. Living in Rochester, 
New York. 

Lynett Garst, '55-'58, to John Stuart 
Robinson, '55-'57. Living in Oxford, 

Helen Catherine Gillis, '58, to Alphus 
Elijah Burt. Living in Dallas, Texas. 

Gloria Ann Halbert, '55-'57, to Jack 
G. Newberry. Living in Washington, 

D. C. 

Prances Hendrick to James William 
Irby, '58. Living in Jackson. 

Myrta Faye Higginbotham to John A. 
Williams, '53. Living in Biloxi, Mis- 

Myrtis Hoover to Ronald Fulton Dick- 
erson, '57-'58. Living in Brookhaven, 

Bethany Rebecca Larche, '56-'57, to 
Alfred Elliott Moreton, III, '56-'57. Liv- 
ing in Oxford, Mississippi. 

Acka Yvonne Lewis, '56, to the Rev- 
erend Leavitt Alanson DoUoff. Living 
in Berlin, Georgia. 

Ann Marie Lowe to Thomas Brownlee 
Blair, '57-'59. Living at University, Mis- 

Sara Lea Lott to Theodore Dudley 
Lampton, '58. Living in Jackson. 

Mary Tally McGowan, •56-'59, to 
James Allan Phyfer, '59. Living at 
University, Mississippi. 

Shirley McMullan, '59, to Russell K. 
Hackman, '54-'55, '57-'58. Living in 

Frances Maddox to William Wallace 
(Continued on Page 14) 

With the opening of the 1959-60 session in September, Millsaps College entered 
its fifteenth year of complete amateurism in intercollegiate athletics. It was in 
the fall of 1945 that Doby Bartling came to Millsaps to inaugurate the nonsub- 
sidized program after the exciting, if somewhat abnormal, days of V-12 athletics. 
Only a few years before, under peacetime conditions, the partially subsidized 
athletic program had come upon evil days, with the injury of losing football seasons 
aggravated by the insult of a heavy financial loss. 

Since 1945, recent difficulties notwithstanding, the nonsubsidized program has 
produced more victories than defeats. It has appeared to administration, faculty, 
and a sizable number of alumni to be the only way the College can remain in in- 
tercollegiate athletics and maintain its high standards in the lecture room and 

For the past four years it has become increasingly difficult to schedule games 
with colleges adhering to the strict code of amateurism followed by the Majors. 
Some long-time opponents have inaugurated a total athletic scholarship program; 
others have gone half way; and some have tried the "leadership scholarship'' plan, 
a gesture toward maintaining academic standards while bolstei-ing the athletic 

As might be expected, this development spelled trouble for the Majors. In 
the big three — football, basketball, and baseball — victories came fewer and farther 
between. In addition, the traditional Millsaps reputaticn for scholarship discouraged 
many top flight athletes from applying or eliminated them after a short stay. 

To remedy the situation, within the framework of its nonsubsidized program, 
the College moved this year in several areas. 

(1) The administration and the faculty joined the coaching staff in seeking 
ways of bolstering the intercollegiate athletic program. Individual effort was 
immediately forthcoming in recruiting good scholars who were also good athletes 
and were interested in participating in "pressure free" athletics. The faculty met 
with the football team at the beginning of the season to assure them of their 

(2) James M. Montgomery, successful high school and college coach, joined 
the staff in September. His appointment followed the resignation of Athletic 
Director C. M. "Sammy" Bartling, who had served on the staff since 1951. Bartling 
entered private business in the city of Jackson. Montgomery assists Mar\'in G. 
Smith in football and baseball and serves as basketball coach. He will soon have 
his doctorate in education. 

(3) Coaches Smith and Montgomery have inaugurated an intensive recruiting 
program for the 1960-61 and the 1961-62 seasons. Good athletes who are also 
good scholars are being identified, contacted, and interviewed. Encouraging results 
are already being experienced. 

(4) The College added two part-time coaches in football to help Smith and 
Montgomery. Back in college for postgraduate preparation for medical school, 
the two men made valuable contributions to the coaching program. 

The drive to put new life into the .Millsaps athletic program, in its initial stages 
in the fall, had little effect on this year's football and basketball. 

The Majors managed a 2-7 football season against opponents who were 
less eager to preserve their nonsubsidized status. Victories over Ouachita and 
Livingston State were the bright spots in the season. A 26-6 loss to Mississippi 
College (in their first year of an all-out effort to gain "small college" big time 
status) was a disappointment in \iew of the even breaks of recent years, but was 
no surprise. 


Poge Thirteen 

Quarterback Larry Marett, of Sardis, campus leader and top scholar, was 
named the most outstanding ma.n on and off the field and received the Harvey T. 
Newell trophy. Junior Joe Whitwell, end, received the award given the most 
improved player. 

Injuries seriously hampered the Majors' 1959 grid campaign. Before the first 
game of the season, three men were sidelined for the year. At least a half dozen 
others were hit during the season. 

Twenty-live members of the 19.59 squad will return for the 1960 season, 
eighteen of them lettermen. Biij-gest gap to fill is the quarterback position, with 
graduation or academic attrition eliminating four of this year's field generals. 

The Majors helped make athletic history in November when the final game, 
a freezing encounter with Arkansas State, was televised by Jackson's WJTV. It 
was the first football game ever to be televised in Mississippi. With the temperature 
at the freezing level and a bone-chilling rain falling, Hinds Memorial Stadium was 
almost deserted, but an audience of thousands looked on from their living room 
fifty-yard lines. 

One of the highlights of recent years was the reunion of the 1945-51 athletes 
held on October 24 in honor of Doby Bartling, former athletic director. 

Following an afternoon reunion in Buie Gymnasium which was attended by 
more than sixty of "Doby's boys," the beloved coach and teacher was honored in 
official ceremonies at the Homecoming Banquet. High point of the program was 
the talk by Dr. Lowry Rush, former baekfield standout for the Majors. Rush paid 
tribute to Bartling and Mrs. Bartling and presented the couple with gifts to 
symbolize the appreciation and affection of the men who participated in athletics 
at Millsaps under Doby's direction. 

A side result of the Bartling reunion was the spontaneous development by 
alumni present of plans to lend support to the coaching staff and the administra- 
tion drive to strengthen the intercollegiate athletic program at Millsaps. 

Several ideas have been suggested, but assistance in personal I'ecruitment of 
good athletes and good scholars is one suggestion which has met with immediate 

In his first year as head basketball coach at Millsaps, Jim Montgomery has 
demonstrated both his ability as a mentor and his understanding and appi-eciation 
of the athletic needs of a small, church-related college. 

Results on the court have been only slightly better than in previous years, 
but observers who have watched the Majors in action are encouraged. They feel 
that, with a little more height, Montgomery and his squad will give opponents 
plenty of trouble during the 1960-61 season. 

This year the Majors, on the short end of the scores in three fourths of their 
games, have again had to contend with the height problem. No possible combina- 
tion of players available to Montgomery could average more than 6'0". Without 
exception, every team scheduled had a decided height advantage, some of them 
towering over the Majors' 6'1" center by as much as six inches. 

And then there w^as the matter or subsidization. Again the College found the 
simon-pure attitude in the Mid-South area, to be as rare as a whooping crane. 

Heading the list of outstanding players again was Larry Marett, Sardis senior, 
who averaged more than 18 points per game. Don Williamson, senior center, and 
Charles Wallace, 5' 9" guard (and son of Dr. and Mrs. E. S. Wallace), were high 
scorers too, and were vital cogs in the Majors' attack. 

Next year's schedule will include several newcomers, and, if present indications 
are correct, the Majors will have a squad which will have some much needed height 
and a finesse reminiscent of the late 30's and 40's. 


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Warwick, '49-'o0, '51-54. Living in Jack- 

Dorothy Ann Maness to Willie Moore 
Jones, Jr., '50. Living in Jackson. 

Claire Elizabeth Manning, '54-'55, to 
John Philip Morse. Living in New 

Betty Mae Mills to Robert V. Sturdi- 
vant, '57. Living in Decatur, Georgia. 

Mary Frances Montgomery, '58, to 
Alfred Thaddeus Leggett, III, '58. Liv- 
ing in University, Mississippi. 

Linda Munson, '59, to Bobby R. Ray, 

'56-'59. Living in Jackson. 

Ann Locke Myers, '58, to Peter James 
Liacouras. Living in Durham, North 

Ann Elizabeth Porter, '59, to Mark 
Campbell Yerger, '58. Living in Jackson. 

Helen Ward Reilly, '57, to Philip Alan 
Sandberg. Living in Baton Rouge. 

Nancy Caroline Vines, '54-'56, to 
Joseph Edwards Wilson, Jr. Living in 
Dallas, Texas. 

Mae Frances Ross, '52-'54, to Anthony 
Bills. Living in Shalimar, Florida. 

Walda Charlene Welch, '58, to John 
Edmond McKay. Living in Jackson. 

Mary Jane Wilder to Robert A. Green- 
lee, '55-'57. 

A parent and a grandparent of each of 
the current students pictured above at- 
tended Millsaps. From the left, the stu- 
dents are George Sumner, Hattiesburg; 
Billie Lee Chambers, Clinton; Elizabeth 
Harrell, Palo Alto, California; Evelyn 
Burt, Drew; and Billy Moore, Jackson. 

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A biography of Dr. Courtney W. 
Shropshire, '94-'95, of Palisades, Cali- 
fornia, is being prepared by James 
Chancellor Leonhart, of Leonhart and 
Company, South and Water Streets, 
Baltimore, Maryland, who desires in- 
formation about Dr. Shropshire during 
the 1890 period. Among other distinc- 
tions. Dr. Shropshire is founder of 
Civitan International. 

A half-century of service in the field 
of medicine was recognized when the 
University of Tennessee presented a 
Golden T Certificate to Dr. Albert Ver- 
non Richmond, '04-'05, of Lake Cor- 
morant, Mississippi. Dr. Richmond is 
married to the former Thelma West, and 
they have a son who is a student at 

Between 1600 and 2000 regular stu- 
dents have had the good fortune to be 
taught by Mrs. Annie Greer Leonard, 
'16, who retired in January after 31 
years of teaching. A reception in her 
honor was held on her last day in the 
schoolroom. She taught in Poindexter 
Elementary School in Jackson. 

An interesting collection of first edi- 
tions of the works of George Washing- 
ton Cable has been given to the Mill- 
saps - Wilson Library by Frank K. 
Mitchell, '19, who recently retired from 
Duke University. Dr. Mitchell was the 
first Millsaps alumnus to receive a 
Rhodes scholarship. 


The Reverend L. M. Sharp, '24, has 
ibeen named to Mississi-ppi Governor 
Ross Barnett's staff of colonels. Now 
retired, the Reverend Sharp served as 
pastor for 38% years in the Mississippi 
Methodist Conference. He lives in For- 
est, Mississippi. 

The Mississippi governor's mansion 
is the new home of Mrs. Ross Barnett, 
the former Pearl Crawford, '26, whose 
husband became governor of the state on 
January 19. Mrs. Barnett will grace the 
mansion, as she did their home on Fair- 
view in Jackson, where she entertained 
members of the class of '26 at a re- 
union a few years ago. 

Jackson's Murrah High School has 
received high praise for its musical 
productions over the past few years, 
thanks to the work of Emmie Lou Pat- 
ton, '22-'23, who serves as director. The 
school has given such big successes as 
"Call Me Madam" and "Li'l Abner." 


The daughter of an alumna and a 
former student will serve as Pilgrimage 
Queens in Natchez this year. Lynn 
Retchings is the daughter of the former 
Evelyn Hogue, '30. Mary Gatewood Lam- 
bert, the other queen, attended Mill- 
saps during the 1958-59 session. 

Hinds County's new sheriff is J. R. 
"Bob" Gilfoy, '29-'30, who defeated his 
opponents for the office in the August 
election. Owner-operator of the J. R. 
Gilfoy Company and the Mississippi 
Trading Company, he is quite active as 
a churchman and civic leader. Daughter 
Karen, '56, is serving as choral music 
director at Provine High School in Jack- 
son and is active in the Little Theatre. 
Bob, Jr., is a student at Mississippi State, 
and Lady Melinda attends Bailey Junior 

Filling four positions at one time. 
Colonel Robert S. Higdon, '34, is sei'ving 
as Medical Corps Acting Executive Of- 
ficer, Chief of Dermatology Service 
(with eleven residents). Consultant in 
Dermatology to the Army Surgeon Gen- 
eral, and Associate Clinical Professor of 
Dermatology at Georgetown Medical 
School. Colonel Higdon is connected 
with Walter Reed Army Hospital in 
Washington. The Higdons have two 
sons, Robert and Don. 

Recollections of times when Armand 
Karow, '35, was a "simply great" 
cheerleader and when Gabe Felder, '35, 
scored two touchdowns to beat Missis- 
sippi College were part of a feature on 
James Spotswood, '36, in a recent Jack- 
son paper. Jlr. Spotswood, now Alabama 
editor of the Birmingham News, visited 
Jackson during the Christmas holidays 
and talked over old times with fellow 
newsmen. His career began while he was 
a student at Millsaps, was interrupted 
by World War H, and continued at Jack- 
son, Meridian, and Hattiesburg. He 
worked with the Associated Press in 
Birmingham prior to accepting his 
present position. 

Mrs. P. B. Nations (Earline Johnson, 
'36) is attending Southwestern of Mem- 
phis on a scholarship this winter. A 
math teacher in the Memphis Schools, 
she studied at Memphis State last sum- 
mer on a National Science Foundation 

Eugenia Mauldin, '38, has been invited 
to participate as a consultant on teach- 

ing- machines at the College and Univer- 
sity Section of the Division of Audio- 
Visual Instruction in Cincinnati the lat- 
ter part of February. She seiwes as 
assistant professor of the Department 
of Library Service and Audio-Visual 
Education at the University of Tennes- 

J. D. Smith, '38, holds the position of 
chief chemist and research director in a 
25-meniber laboratory of the Internation- 
al Lubricant Corporation, a wholly owned 
subsidiary of Shell Oil Company. A 
resident of New Orleans, he has a 15- 
year-old son and an 11-year-old daughter. 

Clayton A. Morgan, '40, is serving as 
coordinator of the Vocational Rehabili- 
tation Counselor Training Program at 
Oklahoma State University in addition 
to his duties as associate professor of 
psychology at the school. 


In the literary field, three Millsaps 
alumni have published or will soon 
publish new works. Larston Farrar, '40, 
the author of three books, has written 
Successful Writers and How They Work, 
which was released by Ha^\i;horn Books, 
Inc. A six-volume American history 
series is planned by Hill and Wang, 
to be under the general editorship of 
David Donald, '41. Tammy Tell Me True 
is the latest effort of Cid Ricketts 
Sumner, '09, whose earlier Tammy book. 
Tammy Out of Time, was made into the 
movie "Tammy and the Bachelor" and 
whose heroine became the subject of 
a popular song. 

Fourth place in Together magazine's 
"Anniversary Hymn" contest was award- 
ed to Mrs. Jack Caldwell (.Marjorie Ann 
.Murphy, '44), who has been taking a 
correspondence course in creative writ- 
ing. The Reverend Caldwell, '41, is 
serving as pastor of the Culdesac, Idaho, 
Methodist Church and the Indian Mis- 
sion Church (Nez Perce Indians) at 
Lapwai. The C.aldwells described 
Culdesac as a little village of two hun- 
dred in a pocket in the mountains 21 
miles south of Lewiston, Idaho, and 
speak casually of the peaches, pears, 
apples, and prunes growing in the val- 
ley. Jimmy, in the second grade, and 
Dorothy Ann, 4, complete the family, 
but there'll be another Caldwell in 

A household in which church activity 
plays a most important part is that of 


Poge Fifteen, 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Baldwin Lloyd, '42 and 

'41-'42. Mr. Lloyd, an oil attorney, 
is a deacon in the First Baptist Church 
in Jackson. Mrs. Lloyd, the former Ann 
Rae Wolfe, is president of the Hinds 
County Women's Missionary Union As- 
sociation and serves as associate su- 
perintendent of the High School Sun- 
day School Department. But social 
activities have a place, too. Mrs. Lloyd 
is president of the High Noon Luncheon 
Club, vice-president of the Pierian 
Literary Club, and a member of the 
Garden Gate Garden Club and the Black 
Gold Club. The Lloyds have two chil- 
dren, Robbie, 12, and Marie, 4. 

Among the children featured on Art 
Linkletter's television spectaculai- in 
October was the six-year-old son of an 
alumna, Mrs. Timothy Cantwell (Peggy 
Tver. '44), now a resident of Los Angeles. 

Succeeding the Reverend J. L. Long, 
the Reverend .1. H. Morrow, Jr., '4f!, was 
named superintendent of the Methodist 
Children's Home in Jackson in Septem- 
ber. He moved to his new position 
from Galloway Memorial Miethodist 
Church, where he served as associate pas- 
tor. The Morrows have three children. 

Esther Read, '47, is curiently employ- 
ed as psychiatric social worker at the 
Menninger Foundation in Topeka, 

Recently named comptroller of the 
Sheppard Companies of Jackson, John 
A "Jack" Shanks, '47, received his Mas- 
ter's degree in business administration 
from the University of Chicago and his 
law degree from Loyola University. He 
has served with the Federal Internal 
Revenue Service, as a lawyer, and as a 
certified public accountant. He is mar- 
ried to the former Josie Lascaro, and 
has a daughter, Jo Ann. 

Now teaching at Clark Air Force Base 
near Manila, Mrs. Mark Nestle (Ora 
Pauline Bizzell, '48) has taught in 
Japan, Germany, Morocco, and New- 
foundland in Air Force Dependent 
Schools. Her husband is head of the 
American School in Manila and is an 
official and director in a number of 
mining companies in the Philippines. 

Filling the unexpired term of a Hinds 
County judge who resigned, Carl Guern- 
sey, '48, served from September to Jan- 
uary in the position and was reappointed 
for another term. He also serves as 
youth court judge. An attorney in Jack- 
son, he has been engaged in the prac- 
tice of law for eight years. Mrs. Guern- 
sey is the former Sue Dunning, '47-'4S 
and '52-'53. The couple have two chil- 
dren, Elizabeth, 10, and Stewart, 7. 

After working for several years as 
a medical technologist, Mrs. Frank 
Ellzey (Jane Lewis, '49) has joined her 
husband at the University of Mississippi 
Medical School. Mr. Ellzey, a junior, 
wants to enter general practice, while 
Mrs. Ellzey, a freshman, is planning to 
specialize in pathology or obstetrics- 

While serving as cashier of the First 
National Bank of Atmore, Alabama, 
John Garrard, '49, finds time to be a 
charter and active member of the 
Jaycees, chairman of the official board 
of the Methodist Church, and an of- 
ficer of the Tri-State Gulf Conference 
of the NABAC. He has a son, John 
Michael, S^-i. 

Reporting that they love the mountains 
and their work in North Carolina, the 
Robert F. Nays are living in North 
Elkin, where the Reverend Nay, '49, is 
pastor of the Grassy Creek Methodist 
Church. Mrs. Nay is the former Mary 
Ethel Mize, '46. 

Henry G. Clements, '49, has been 
named general sales manager for 
Stribling Bros. Corporation of Green- 
wood, Caterpillar distributor. He joined 
the company in 1952 and has made rapid 
advancement to his present position. 


Although a researcher in her own 
right, Mrs. Norman J. Meyer (Miriam 
Earle Martin, '46-'48) is devoting her 
time to being a housewife and mother 
to two daughters while her husband 
teaches in the chemistry department at 
the State University in Bowling Green, 
Ohio. While Dr. Meyer studied nu- 
clear science at MIT before accepting his 
present position, Mrs. Meyer did re- 
search in the Massachusetts State Health 

Millsaps' new college doctor is Dr. 
John D. Wofford, a '50 graduate of the 
College. Mrs. Wofford is the former 
Elizabeth Ridgway, '50. 

Jackson attorney Edward L. Cates, 

'50, has been appointed assistant at- 
torney general for the state of Mis- 
sissippi. Mr. Cates was associated with 
a Jackson law firm prior to his ap- 
pointment. He is married to the former 
Dorothy Poore, of Hattiesburg. 

Having received the Bachelor of 
Science degree from Mississippi State 
University in August, William B. Selah, 
Jr., '47-'50, has accepted a position as 
director of research with the North Mis- 
sissippi Industrial Development Associa- 
tion. After leaving Millsaps Mr. Selah 
served four years as a jet pilot in the 

Air Force. Now making his home in 
West Point, Mississippi, he is married 
to the former Roberta Naef and has 
two children. 

The Reverend James C. Campbell, '51, 
has joined the staff of the Methodist 
Television, Radio and Film Commission 
in Memphis as associate director of 
utilization. He will work with other 
Methodist agencies in developing their 
long-range audio-visual resources, train 
Methodist ministers and laymen in the 
use of audio-visuals, and plan programs 
and patterns of utilization for audio- 
visuals. Before accepting his present 
position he served pastorates in Jackson 
and in Taylor, South Carolina. 

Dr. William O. Miller, '52, has begun 
his specialty training as a fellow in 
urology at the Alton Ochsner Medical 
Foundation in New Orleans. He has 
just completed a term as a lieutenant 
in the Medical Corps at the U. S. Naval 
Station at Virginia Beach, Virginia. He 
is married to the former Johnnye 
Laseter, of Jackson, and they have a 

Cleveland Turner, Jr., '52, is serving 
with the USAF at Eglin APB Hospital, 
Florida, as chief of surgery. Mrs. 
Turner, the former Dorothy Jernigan, 
'52, is with him at Eglin. 

Now back in his hometown of Crystal 
Springs, Mississippi, where he is en- 
gaged in the practice of general 
medicine, Jerry GuUedge, '50-'53, recent- 
ly completed a tour of duty with the 
Navy. He attended Ole Miss and the 
University of Tennessee medical schools 
after leaving Millsaps. He is married to 
the former Ann Carter, '55. They have 
one child. 

CuiTently listed in the National 
Council for Exceptional Children direc- 
tory as secretary and treasurer of the 
Mississippi branch, Mrs. Jodie Kyzar 
George, '54, is a member of the com- 
mittee working on a course of study for 
exceptional children in the Jackson 
public schools. She has done graduate 
work for the past two summers at 
Columbia University. 

After several years in California 
working at 20th Century and CBS-TV 
and studying at the University of 
Southern California, John M. Howell, '54, 
is working toward the Ph.D. degree in 
English at Tulane. 

Now employed by Sperry-Rand in 
Clearwater, Florida, Roy Turner .Vrnold. 
'54, received his Ph.D. degree in physics 
from Vanderbilt last year. He is mar- 
ried and has two children. 

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While serving as a research assistant 
in sociology at Columbia University- 
Teachers College, Fred Whitam, '54, is 
setting up a study of Protestant re- 
ligious expression among Puerto Ricans 
in New York City for the Department 
of Church Planning and Research of 
the Protestant Council of New York. 

Vernon Eppinette, '55, is associated 
with Swank, Inc., men's jewelry and 
gift manufacturer. He recently received 
a fine promotion, moving to Kansas 
City, Missouri, to serve as manufac- 
turer's representative for that city. 

Robert Gibson, '51-'53, is associated 
with McQuay, Inc., producer of air 
conditioners, as a production engineer. 
He's now living in Grenada, Mississippi. 

Attending the National Conference 
on Christian Education at Cincinnati. 
Dr. J. D. Wroten went to the Cincinnati 
Symphony — and met an alumna. Mrs. 
Harry Clinton (Mariann Hancock, '51- 
'52) is now residing in Cincinnati with 
her engineer husband and child. She 
attends the Cincinnati Conservatory, 
where she is continuing her study of 

Charles Deaton, '56, was elected to 
the state legislature in August, along 
with several other Millsaps alumni. He 
is engaged in the practice of law in 
Greenwood, Mississippi. The Deatons 
(Mary Dent Dickerson, '52) have one 
child, Diane. 

After doing geologic work along the 
Yukon River in Alaska for six months, 
John Evans, '56, is living in New Mex- 
ico. He is a geologist with Humble Oil 
and Refining Company. 

Nita Perry, '57, has returned to Mem- 
phis, her hometown, where she is teach- 
ing high school English. She taught 
at Pensacola High School in Pensacola, 
Florida, for two years. 

Advance degree recipients include 
Carolyn Hutchins, '58, MA, Tulane; 
Harry Mills, '54-'56, DDS, University 
of Tennessee; and Nathan R. Walley, 
'56, DDS, University of Tennessee. Miss 
Hutchins is studying toward the Ph.D. 
degree at Tulane, Dr. Mills has accept- 
ed a position with the North Carolina 
Public Health Division of Oral Hygiene, 
and Dr. Walley is completing a tour of 
duty at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. 

Now teaching history at the Golden 
State Junior High School in Bakers- 
field, California, Don Dickerson, '59, 
played the title role in "Mr. Roberts" 
at the Bakersfield Community Theater. 
At Millsaps he received an acting award 
for his portrayal of Ulysses in "Tiger 
at the Gates." 

In addition to his duties as teacher 
of social studies at McComb, Mississippi, 
High School, Palmer Manning, '59, 
coaches the seventh and eighth grades. 
He also serves as sports correspondent 
for the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. 

A happy surprise awaited John Echols, 
'59, and Joe Snowden, '59, last fall when 
they entered the geology school of the 
University of Missouri. Mrs. Echols 
(Cora Phillips, '59) wrote to Dr. Priddy: 
"Dr. Keller told them that his past 
experience with Millsaps boys was proof 
that Mr. Johnson's optical course was 
excellent and need not be repeated. Joe 
talked with some boys who had grad- 
uate credit for optical from other 
schools and Dr. Keller required that they 
repeat it at the University of Missouri 
. . . John does not have to take any 
undergraduate work." Mrs. Echols is 
working in the Student Loan Office at 
the University. 

After a course of intensive training 
for mission work at Scarritt College 

last summer, Anne Marler, '59, departed 
for Southern Rhodesia, where she will 
work in the field of elementary educa- 
tion. One of a group of 31 constituting 
the 1959 "Fellowship of Christian Serv- 
ice," the special term overseas mission- 
aries of the Methodist Board of Mis- 
sions, Miss Marler will spend three 
years in Southern Rhodesia. 

Among the Millsaps alumni in Ger- 
many are Pete Costas, '57, who is study- 
ing- at the University of Heidelberg; 
and Jud King, '57-'58, and David Boyette, 
'56-'58, botji connected with the armed 
services. Mr. King is serving as acting 
training sergeant of his company in 

Experience as a sports writer with 
the Clarion Ledger during his Millsaps 
days gained for John W. Hall, '57-'59, the 
position of editor of the newspaper of 
the USS Lake Champlain when he was 
called to active duty in the Navy. He 
spent a recent furlough at home in 

Ju iMrmnrtam 

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. John Byrd Ainsworth, '04-'06, who died January 14. He was a resident of 
Raymond, Mississippi. 

Mrs. Harry Blair (Grace Brovnlee, '28-'30), who died January 26. She was a 
Jackson resident. 

Edward Cage Brewer, '10, who died in October. A former member of the Board 
of Trustees, he was a resident of Clarksdale, Mississippi. 

Fleming L. Brown, '43-'44, who died October 20. He had lived in Crystal Springs, 

Mrs. Mary Millsaps Bowen Clark, former librarian, who died September 14. 
She was a resident of Huntsville, Texas. 

Wilfred Q. Cole, '12-'13, who died December 3. He had lived in Jackson. 

John R. Countiss, Jr., '26, who died February 1. He had lived in Jackson. 

Charles E. Crisler, '50-'51, who died September 28. He was a Windsor, Con- 
necticut, resident. 

The Reverend Robert Cleveland Edwards, '09-'14, who died in August. He had 
lived in Stephenville, Texas. 

Walter M. Galloway, '25, who died September 25. Lakeland, Florida, was his 

A. W. Garraway, '16, who died in December. He was a Jackson resident. 

Marcellus Calhoun Green, '24-'25, who died December 26. He lived in Los 

The Reverend Jesse Mark Guinn, '10, who died September 8. He was a resident 
of Okolona, Mississippi. 

Ben R. Howard, '36-'37, who died November 9. He was a long-time resident 
of Jackson. 

L. Barrett Jones, '10, who passed away November 23. Jackson was his home. 

George E. Klee, '48, who suffered a heart attack on July 14. He lived in Ripley, 

Wirt A. Williams, '07, who died in January. He was a Cleveland, Mississippi, 



(Continued from Page 8) 

of all, that of the Virgins closest to 
the Holy Ghost, where he finds the Vir- 
gin Queen whom he aclvnowledges as 
Head of the True Church. For Donne 
personally, his search for meaning end- 
ed in his conversion to the Anglican 
Church and his ordination to her priest- 
hood. But for his century, another di- 
rection was indicated. 

Poetry in the eighteenth century 
forsook Donne's and the English meta- 
physicals' anguished search — forsook it 
because it had found the Enl'ghtenment, 
a coming to terms with the new science. 
Pope's Essay on Man presents in bril- 
liantly executed couplets a Deistic uni- 
verse set in motion by the Prime Mover 
and running smoothly by natural law. 
But this world of scientific, verifiable 
fact "in its desire to separate fact 
from the values of a crumbKng tradi- 
tion, separated fact from all values 

. . . Such a world offered no objective 
verification for just the perceptions by 
which men live, perceptions of beauty, 
goodness, and spirit." (Rober Langbaum, 
The Poetry of Experience, New York, 
1957, pp. 11-12.) And so the Romantic 
revolt was born. Read the English 
Romantics — Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats ; 
read the French Romantics — Rousseau, 
Lamartine, Baudelaire, Rimbaud: all 
have repudiated the eighteenth-century 
scientific approach to man and his uni- 
verse, and all are in search of some 
other — intuitive, imaginative, mythic — 
approach which will yield satisfying 
answers. 1 pass over the English Vic- 
torians, who were torn anew by scientific 
speculation — this time Darwinism — and 
I come to the poetry of our own cen- 
tury. What has it said of man and 
the universe? What truth, what order, 
what "stay against confusion," what 
clarification has it proclaimed ? And 
what is modern man now ? 

I venture to suggest that a future 
historian of ideas — if he exists — will 

You Can Go Home Again 

"It was a great experience — and ;o 
think, I almost decided not to come!" 
So spoke one of the many alumni who 
returned for the class reunions feature 
that memorable Saturday, October 24 — 
Homecoming. Under the present system 
an alumnus "comes home" with three 
other classes who were on campus with 
him. Actually, the plan brings to life 
one great year in an alumnus' college 
career. The photo above captures, in 
part, the magic of last October's re- 

unions. It's not too early for the re- 
union classes for Homecoming, 1960, 
to begin making plans for the day. 
The Alumni Relations Office will work 
with class officers in setting up the re- 
unions. Who's coming up this October? 
It's 1912, 1913, 1914, and 1915; 1931, 
1932, 1933, and 1934; 1950, 1951, 1952, 
and 1953; and the two honor groups, 
the Silver Anniversary class, 1936, and 
the Golden Anniversary class, 1911. 

see the twentieth-century splitting of 
the atom, and all that came and is 
to come after it, as phenomena as 
spiritually wrenching, as dislocating as 
Copernican astronomy and Galileo's 
telescope. I do not adduce, though I 
could, these evidences of our own dis- 
order: our century's two world wars; 
the continuing cold war (the "brink of 
peace" on which we teeter) ; the great 
political, economic, and social revolu- 
tions in which we live — disorderly, 
sometimes frighteningly so, though 
frequently passing under the name of 
progress: I speak rather of the dis- 
order of our spiritual climate, and I 
point to fragmented modern man, un- 
able to harmonize his world with the 
old verities; I remind you of our 
psychiatrists' couches, our tranquillizer 
pills, our peace of mind books; I refer to 
our jaded senses, our search for pleas- 
ure; I weekly wonder less (because 
I am one of us) at our loss of the 
capacity for wonder; worse, because 
deepest and hardly expressed, I think 
of our fear of the monsters our own 
minds have conceived and built — and 
continue to build. Finally, I speak of 
our struggle for faith in an all-power- 
ful, all-loving God, who can somehow — 
in infinite compassion — forgive us our 
arrogance, our stupidity, our pettiness, 
our crass selfishness — in short, our sin 
— and save us. 

Poetry in our century has anatomized 
our malady and sought the way to peace. 
Read the Christian poetry of Eliot and 
Auden; read the poetry of those who 
are not Christian: read Hardy and 
Yates, read Jeffers and his doctrine 
of "inhumanism"; read the nature 
poetry of Frost; read the post-war 
Existentialists, the best of whom un- 
happily died within the month. They 
are all in search of truth, and they 
all articulate just so much as is 
vouchsafed them and their art. Read 
them all, and it may be that you will 
return with me to Milton's poetry: the 
last great Renaissance, the first great 
modern synthesis of faith and reason. 

Ladies and gentlemen, I commend 
poetry and its values to you as a 
vital part of your liberal education. 
Poetry is true; and because it is, it 
is a means of grace: man's grace, na- 
ture's grace, art's grace, God's grace. 
I do not claim that it will save your 
soul; but I do claim that it will do 
what is prerequisite to that: it will 
make you know that you have one. 

Page Eighteen 


'Do You Remember? 

Do you remember the people and the occasion for the 
picture above ? 

Borrowing; an idea from Garry Moore, Major Notes 
gleaned some information about what was going on that 

At Millsaps, it was the year the late W. E. Riecken 
became dean of the College, to the great satisfaction of 
all who knew him and loved him as a biology teacher. Dr. 
M. L. Smith was president of the College, and the faculty 
roster was composed of such names as Dr. Bullock, Dr. 
Moore, Dr. Wharton, Dr. White, Professor Ricketts, Pro- 
fessor Lin, and Professor Sanders, for a few. 

It was the year that the big campaign was to get 
better lighting for the library and one of the big ques- 
tions was to dance or not to dance. The Purple and White 
polled the campus on the question "Would you repeal the 
neutrality embargo unconditionally?" and received a ten 
per cent "yes" and ninety per cent "no" response. And it was 
the year that a new cafeteria took the place of the old din- 
ing hall. 

It was the year when the following words appeared 
in editorials in the Purple and White: "With a flood of 
frankly colorful news and hysterical statements by every- 
one in authority, our century's second general war began 
the first of this month. In the weeks since then we have 
tried to grow used to newspapers and radios blaring of 
blackouts, ultimatums, and blockades." 

And a little later: "The ills of Europe, if America 
must cure them, cannot be cured by the sword — it has 
been tried for two thousand years. America can best serve 
her purpose by striving not to take sides in the present 

war." Neutrality was the prevalent cry in P & W editorials 
and features. 

The Purple and White published the best of English 
themes each week, and the name most often seen was that 
of Ben Hall. Tom Robertson was editor of the paper, which 
also featured contributions by Lawrence Rabb, Pat 
O'Brien, Gwin Kolb, and others. According to a Bobashela 
review, "The reviled but revered Dirt Dauber was laid to 
rest with appropriate ceremonies by the P & W, and from 
its ashes rose the milder Majordomo — after a brief pause 
for station identification." 

It was the year Who's Who read this way: Student 
body president, Manning Hudson; Master Major, Fred 
Bledsoe; Miss Millsaps, Sara Rhymes; Bobashela editor, 
Louise Moorer; top beauty, as selected by George Petty, Sara 
Rhymes; ODK president, J. S. Vandiver; and Sigma Lambda 
president, Ann Stone. 

It was the year the Players, directed by Dr. White, 
presented "Stop Thief," starring Joe Brooks, Helen Ricks, 
James Thompson, Betty Larsen, Marianna Terry, Glenn 
Phifer, and Mary Jane Mohead. 

A record snowfall came during exam week, and the 
Majors beat the Choctaws to win the Dixie Conference 
basketball title. "Chunkin' Charlie" Ward was uncrowned 
king of the campus. 

It was the year the Singers traveled to Pop King's 
native Ohio and posed for the picture above at the Cincin- 
nati Conservatory of Music. 

Remember ? It was that wonderful year nineteen hun- 
dred and forty. 


Page Nineteen 

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Millsaps College Alumni Magazine 

Spring Edition, 1960 

From the President 

Two events of the spring semester 
will be of interest to the alumni of the 

At the February meeting of the Board 
of Trustees the members of the faculty 
joined the trustees for dinner on the 
first evening of the two-day session. 
After dinner the members of the Board, 
in equal groups, talked with the three 
divisions of the faculty — the Human- 
ities, the Natural Sciences, and the 
Social Sciences. 

These informal conversations were ar- 
ranged for two purposes. They afforded 
an opportunity for the trustees and the 
faculty to become personally acquainted. 
The evening also provided an occasion 
when trustees could become better in- 
formed about the purposes and the 
planning of a major division of the 
College's academic program, even as 
faculty members could learn something 
of the thinking of the trustees. 

The experiment proved to be highly 
successful. In subsequent years trustees 
will have an opportunity to become con- 
versant with the work of all three divi- 

The other event of the semester 
which profitably can recur was an in- 
formal conversation shared by faculty, 
a group of graduating seniors, and a 
score of alumni who have studied at the 
College within the last ten years. The 
idea was that current and recent grad- 
uates could talk candidly with faculty 
and administration about the entire pro 
gram of the College. The morning we 
spent together was illuminating and 

The administration and faculty are 
eager to know from you, the alumni, 
what you feel about the contribution? 
the college made to your professional 
and personal usefulness. What we are 
doing that is good we wish to perpetuate 
and strengthen. That which is weak we 
hope to correct. Areas which are neg- 
lected and should be included we want 
to consider. 

Letters from other alumni concerning 
these points would be welcomed. 
This is a part of our current self-study 
and evaluation. It is an activity which 
we hope to continue as a part of a con- 
tinuing self-study. 



College, Whitworth College, 
Millsaps College 

MEMBER: American Alumni Council, 
American College Public Relations 


3 Students Win Scholarships 

4 Mock Democratic Convention 
7 Special Report : The Alumnus 

23 Events of Note 

25 Majors-Choctaws End Rivalry 

28 Do You Remember? 


Propping the unweildy sign of their 
candidate until needed for a demonstra- 
tion, Symington supporters give complete 
attention to the platform at the mock 
convention held on the campus. Pictured 
are George Atkinson, Jackson ; Tom 
Royals, Taylorsville ; Thad Nelson Tho- 
mas, McComb ; and David McMullan, 


Editors James J. Livesay 

Shirley Caldvi^ell 

Photographers Frank Carney, '61 

Billy Bowie, '64 

Volume 1 

APRIL, 1960 

Number 3 

Published quarterly by Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. 
Entered as second class matter on October 15, 1959, at the 
Post Office in Jackson, Mississippi, under the Act of August 
24, 1912. 


Students Get Graduate Awards 

Millsaps Seniors Make Fine Showing in Number 
and Quality of Graduate Fellowships 

Woodrow Wilson, Atomic Energy, National Defense, 
and National Science Foundation scholarships are among 
the graduate study grants received by Millsaps students 
already this year, with more than a month remaining 
in the session. 

Millsaps led the way in the number of Woodrow Wilson 
fellowships awarded in state colleges. Seven were given to 
students attending state schools, and Millsaps had three 
awardees. Recipients were Peggy Rogers, Jackson, who will 
study English; Kent Prince, Newton, English; and Lewis 
Wilson, Jackson, philosophy. The awards carry a basic 
stipend of $1,500 plus family allowances and full costs 
of a year's graduate study at any university of the recip- 
ient's choice in the United States or Canada. Recipients 
of the 1,259 awards were selected from 8,800 nominees. 

Miss Rogers was one of the few juniors in the nation 
to be selected for the award last year, and her grant was 
confirmed this year. 

National Defense Graduate Fellowships were awarded 
to Ola Mae Hays, Jackson, who will study government at 
American University; Bill Cooper, Pass Christian Isles, who 
will enroll in the Graduate Program in Economic Develop- 
ment at Vanderbilt; and Bill Rushing, Itta Bena, who will 
study in Vanderbilt's Graduate Training Program in Plant 

The fellowships provide a stipend of $2,000 for the 
first academic year of study, $2,200 for the second, and 
$2,400 for the third. Additional allowance is made for 
dependents, and tuition and fees may be waived by the 
chosen institution. 

In his final year of study. Cooper will be eligible for 
a summer research grant from Vanderbilt to go to an 
underdeveloped country to do research for his doctorate. 

Kurt Feldmann, Clarksdale, will study health physics 
at the University of Rochester under an Atomic Energy 
Commission fellowship. Following his nine months of academ- 
ic study he will work at one of the Atomic Energy labora- 

tories for three months. The Commission will pay $2,500 
plus tuition, fees, and travel expenses. 

The National Science Foundation awarded a scholarship 
to Al Lasaine, Chicago, who will enroll at Alabama Poly- 
technic Institute in the field of mathematics. He will re- 
ceive $2,200 plus tuition and fees. 

A Root-Tilden Scholarship in law was granted to 
Robert McArthur, Jackson, by New York University. One 
of two selected from the Fifth Federal Judicial Circuit, 
McArthur will receive $2,500 per year for three years. 

Barbara Kay Kirschenbaum, of Vicksburg, received a 
Hawthorne Scholarship to Tulane University School of 
Medicine. A four-year scholarship, the award pays $4,000. 
Miss Kirschenbaum is a biology major. 

The University of Mississippi awarded a non-service 
fellowship to Margaret Yarbrough, Indianola, who will 
study English. Miss Yarbrough plans to teach on the college 

Ole Miss also granted an assistantship to Carson Hollo- 
man, Batesville, in English. Mack Cole, Laurel, has an 
assistantship in English at the University of Arkansas, and 
Al Bishop, Meridian, received an assistantship in chemistry 
from Louisiana State University. Holloman and Cole plan 
to teach English on the college level. Bishop's assistantship 
will pay $1,800 plus tuition and fees. He will teach twelve 
hours a week. 

A junior received an appointment in the Summer 
Student Trainee Program of the Oak Ridge Institute of 
Nuclear Studies in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Donald Faulkner, 
Vicksburg, will be assigned to the Physics Division of the 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he will be associated 
with a research project under the direction of a laboratory 

If no more than the fourteen scholarships already 
received are awarded, the record for this year would be 
outstanding. There are indications, however, that more are 


National Defense awardees Cooper, Hays, and Rushing. 

Woodrow Wilson winners Rogers and 





Mr. Chairman . . . 

Mississippians Got a Preview of the July Democratic Convention When the 

PoHtical Science Department Sponsored a Mock Convention in 

Buie Gymnasium. The Purpose: Education. 

With a complete seriousness of pur- 
pose which brought into play all the 
elements which go into the selection of 
a nominee for the nation's highest office, 
Millsaps College students staged a Mock 
Democratic Convention in Buie Gymna- 
sium April 4, 5, and 6. 

The students could not have been 
more determined and serious about the 
outcome if they had been the actual 
delegates to the Los Angeles convention; 
for, while they realized that their choice 
would have little influence on the na- 
tional delegates, they knew that the 
Millsaps convention was being used as 
a pulsebeat to determine the feelings of 
serious-minded students who would 
themselves soon be filling positions of 
responsibility — who would be the voters 
in future elections. They felt strongly 
about their candidates and wanted them 
to make the best showing possible. In 
most cases, the student honestly felt 
that his candidate was the person who 
could best guide the country during the 
next four years. 

All the color and excitement of the 
real thing were there — the platform de- 

bates, the campaigning, the rules and 
nominations fights, the nomination 
speeches, the demonstrations, the ballot- 
ing — complete with a walk-out by States 
Righters. Buie Gymnasium was trans- 
formed into Convention Hall through the 
use of flags, posters, a speakers' ros- 
trum, and delegation seating arrange- 
ments. A loudspeaking system aided in 
making all speakers heard throughout 
the hall. Members of the press were 
present for each session. 

When it was all over, Senator John 
Kennedy of Massachusetts was the 
party's presidential candidate and Senate 
Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson of 
Texas was his running mate. 

But the climax was only a part of 
the story. Millsaps College students had 
learned more about political science in 
a few short weeks than they could have 
gained in a semester of classroom work. 
Actual participation had made them 
put into effect the theories and prin- 
ciples they had studied and had thus 
made their "book learning" more mean- 

In addition to selecting the party 


candidates, the convention delegates 
adopted a platform which considered 
foreign affairs, domestic affairs, labor 
relations; agricultural policy, civil 
rights, and peace and national security. 
Most significant action on the platform 
was the deletion of a States Rights 
measure which read, "We believe that 
the United States government has no 
power to infringe upon the rights of 
the states guaranteed them by the Con- 
stitution, and uphold the right of any 
state to interpose its sovereignty when 
it feels a branch of the Federal govern- 
ment has surpassed its constitutional 
limits." The motion for striking passed 
95 to 54. 

States Righters later attempted to 
insert an amendment in the Resolutions 
by which the delegates would go on 
record as being opposed to Federal in- 
tervention in integration disputes in any 
state. The motion failed. Another reso- 
lution calling for the convention to go 
on record as not condoning Federal in- 
tervention in state-controlled affairs 
passed, but was stricken in a repoll after 
the States Rights delegations walked 

The convention did go on record as 
as'-;ing the state of Mississippi to stay 
with the party in the Los Angeles con- 


Rubel L. Phillips, '48, Millsaps Alum- 
nus of the Year for 1956 and one of 
Mississippi's Outstanding Young Men of 
the Year this year, delivered a keynote 
address in which he urged the delegates 
to remain with the party. He said that 
he subscribed to Jefferson's principle 
that men naturally divide into parties. 
"If all men thought the same," he said, 
"there would be no issues and therefore 
no great institutions such as Millsaps. 
There would be no system of formal 
education because there would be no 
seeking of truth." He discussed the 
Republican administration and express- 
ed the belief that the delegates would 
return the White House to the Demo- 
cratic party. He was presented a gavel 
with an inscription commemorating his 
part in the convention. 

John C. Sullivan, of Jackson, who had 
served as temporary chairman of the 
convention, was named permanent 
chairman. Other permanent officers, 
elected Tuesday, were Frank Allen, 
Jackson, vice-chairman; Sara Webb, 
Jackson, secretary; Suzanne Ransburgh, 
Sturgis, assistant secretary; Roger Kin- 
nard, Philadelphia, sergeant-at-arms; 
and Peggy Rogers, Jackson, parliamen- 

Other speakers of the evening were 
the Reverend George Stephenson, '36, 
chaplain for the Episcopal students on 
the campus, who delivered the invoca- 
tion; Dr. J. S. Ferguson, who gave the 

Above: States Rights delegates 
out of Convention Hall. 


Right: Rubel 
note address. 

Phillips delivers key- 

Below: A tired delegate finds a com- 
fortable position. 

Bottom: Kennedy supporters stage a 

welcoming- address; Dr. Harry Manley, 
chairman of the political science depart- 
ment, who spoke on the purpose of the 
event; and William Winter, State Tax 
Collector, who introduced Mr. Phillips. 
Mr. Winter served as keynote speaker 
in 1956 at the only previous mock con- 
vention at Millsaps or in the state. 

Members of the Mississippi Legisla- 
ture were present for parts of the pro- 
ceedings throughout the convention. 
Notable among them were Charles Dea- 
ton, '56, who led the campaign for Adlai 
Stevenson at the '56 Millsaps convention 
and was later invited to visit Mr. Steven- 
son at his Illinois farm; John Neill, 
'49; and Joe Wroten, '45. 


Rules for the convention established 
by a Rules Committee came under con- 
sideration during the early part of the 
evening. An amendment calling for vot- 
ing according to individual conviction 
rather than by state instruction was 
passed. The only other debate on the 
rules concerned procedure to amend 
the rules. The rules originally said 
that only a minority group composed of 
ten per cent or more of the committee 
submitting the report could propose 
amendments. It was changed to read 
"any minority group." 

Five planks of the platform were ap- 
proved, but time ran out before final 


Demonstrations were staged before 
the convention opened, and a very good 
Millsaps band provided music to get the 
delegates in the proper spirit of en- 
thusiasm. The air was charged with 
tension and with the buzz of rumors 
and plans and political strategy. 

The remaining planks in the platform 
came up for consideration. After a few 
more changes, the platform was adopted. 
Among the measures advocated were 
the reunification of Germany, equal 
facilities for education for every child 
in the U. S., the abolition of the dis- 
claimer oath in regard to loans to 
college students, the raising of the 
exemption for income tax to $800 per 
dependent, the strengthening of the 
Taft-Hartley Act (as opposed to a call 
for repeal debated during the conven- 
tion), equal pay for equal work, and 
promotion of international food ex- 
changes so that world needs may be met 
by U. S. surpluses. 

The main resolution, drawn up by the 
Resolutions Committee, concerned voic- 
ing appreciation to all who had a part 
in making the convention successful. It 
was amended as mentioned above. 

As mentioned above also, the next 

order of business was the adoption of 
a State Rights resolution which would 
put the delegates on record as not con- 
doning Federal intervention in state- 
controlled affairs. The measure passed. 

Nomination addresses were then in 
order. Alabama yielded to South Caro- 
lina, whose spokesman urged the dele- 
gates to follow Mississippi in walking 
out of the convention in protest against 
certain planks in the platform — in 
spite of the fact that a States Rights 
resolution had just been passed. Seven 
states joined in the noisy exit, leaving 
45 delegations. 

It was then ruled by Chairman Sulli- 
van that the doors to the Convention 
Hall be closed and the delegates not re- 
admitted. The remaining delegates join- 
ed in singing "So Long, It's Been Good 
to Know You." 

Speeches and demonstrations were 
made for Hubert Humphrey, John Ken- 
nedy, Lyndon Johnson, Stuart Syming- 
ton, and Adlai Stevenson. The States 
Righters were supporting Richard Rus- 

On the first ballot Kennedy failed by 
a small number to receive the necessary 
votes for a majority. On the second 
ballot, however, his opponents received 
only 57 votes of a possible 266. 

It was then that the delegations were 
repolled concerning the Federal inter- 
vention in state-controlled affairs. The 
delegations voted to strike the measure. 
Two more states exited in protest. 

The only candidate nominated for vice- 
president was Johnson. 

The States Rights group petitioned for 
and was granted permission to hold a 
rally on the campus. At press time com- 
plete plans had not been formulated. 
The Mississippi Legislature, however, 
passed a resolution commending the 
walkout students for their "militant 
stand for state sovereignty." The state 
Senate approved a resolution condemn- 
ing the actions of the mock convention, 
although supporters of the measure em- 
phasized the fact that it was not intend- 
ed to be a reflection on the College but 
on the people of America since the 
students were supposed to be playing 
the parts of the representatives of the 
various states. One senator, however, 
said he opposed the bill because he did 
not think the Senate should pass a reso- 
lution about affairs in a church-related 

During the convention telegrams were 
received from Kennedy and Symington 
wishing success for the affair. 

In 1956 Millsaps students selected 
Stevenson and Johnson as their candi- 

A Special Report 

The following sixteen pages concern 
the most valuable product of any in- 
stitution: its alumni. 

Millsaps alumni have been organized 
as a group since 1953 — only six short 
years. An interested group of loyal grad- 
uates laid the foundation for this or- 
ganization in the years prior to 1953, 
but no concerted effort was made to 
keep the alumni informed about the 

The alumni files now contain more 
than 7,500 names, and a records clerk 
devotes her time to the tremendous 
task of keeping the addresses correct 
and tracking down people who somehow 
are lost — geographically. 

In addition to officers elected in a 
ballot-by-mail election in which all 
alumni are invited to participate, a 36- 
member board is divided into committees 
to study programs, development, alum- 
ni participation, student-alumni rela- 
tions, finance, and legal advice. Many 
valuable suggestions and plans have 
come from these committees. 

In the past four years several hun- 
dred alumni have devoted time to serv- 
ing as Class Managers for the Alumni 
Fund. Each of these years a prominent 
alumnus has given of his time to serve 
as Alumni Fund Chairman. How success- 
ful have they been ? In 1953-54, under 
the dues plan, $970 was collected from 
the alumni. This year it is expected 
that more than 1,000 alumni will con- 
tribute more than $25,000 through the 
Alumni Fund. 

Alumni receive not less than sixteen 
pieces of mail from the College annually. 
These include notices of special events, 
Major Notes, Alumni Fund requests, 
ballots, and special pieces. 

This year more than 1,000 alumni will 
attend the two special occasions spon- 
sored by the College for alumni. These 
occasions are designed to entertain and 
to inform. They also allow the alumni 
to see for themselves what is happening 
to Millsaps. 

The Alumni Association is making 
progress, but the success depends on the 

More important, the College depends 
on her graduates and former students 
as individuals to fulfill their rightful 
obligations: to care what happens to 
Millsaps; to support her freedom-born 
right to seek the truth; to defend her 
against unwarrented attacks; to see to 
it that her high standards are main- 
tained and that her faculty, in keeping 
with tradition, is the best available; to 
see that the students who are good Mill- 
saps material know about the College. 

Most of all, to care. 






As student, as 

alumna or alumnus: at 

both stages, one 

of the most important persons 

in higher education. 


a special report 

a Salute . . . 

and a 

declaration of 

THIS IS A SALUTE, an acknowledgment of a partner- 
ship, and a declaration of dependence. It is directed 
to you as an alumnus or alumna. As such, you are 
one of the most important persons in American education 

You are important to American education, and to your 
alma mater, for a variety of reasons, not all of which may 
be instantly apparent to you. 

You are important, first, because you are the principal 
product of your alma mater — the principal claim she can 
make to fame. To a degree that few suspect, it is by its 
alumni that an educational institution is judged. And few 
yardsticks could more accurately measure an institution's 
true worth. 

You are important to American education, further, 
because of the support you give to it. Financial support 
comes immediately to mind: the money that alumni are 
giving to the schools, colleges, and universities they once 

attended has reached an impressive sum, larger than that 
received from any other source of gifts. It is indispensable. 
But the support you give in other forms is impressive 
and indispensable, also. Alumni push and guide the legis- 
lative programs that strengthen the nation's publicly 
supported educational institutions. They frequently act 
as academic talent scouts for their alma maters, meeting 
and talking with the college-bound high school students 
in their communities. They are among the staunchest de- 
fenders of high principles in education — e.g., academic 
freedom — even when such defense may not be the "popu- 
lar" posture. The list is long; yet every year alumni are 
finding ways to extend it. 

To THE HUNDREDS of coUeges and universities and 
secondary schools from which they came, alumni 
are important in another way — one that has nothing 
to do with what alumni can do for the institutions them- 

selves. Unlike most other forms of human enterprise, 
educational institutions are not in business for what they 
themselves can get out of it. They exist so that free people, 
through education, can keep civilization on the forward 
move. Those who ultimately do this are. their alumni. 
Thus only through its alumni can a school or a college 
or a university truly fulfill itself. 

Chancellor Samuel B. Gould, of the University of Cali- 
fornia, put it this way: 

"The serious truth of the matter is that you are the 
distilled essence of the university, for you are its product 
and the basis for its reputation. If anything lasting is to 
be achieved by us as a community of scholars, it must in 
most instances be reflected in you. If we are to win intellec- 
tual victories or make cultural advances, it must be 
through your good offices and your belief in our mission." 

The italics are ours. The mission is yours and ours 

Alma Mater . . . 

At an alumni-alumnae meeting in Washington, 

members sing the old school song. 

The purpose of this meeting was to introduce 

the institution to high school 

boys and girls who, with their parents, 

were present as the club's guests. 


Alumnus + alumnus 

Many people cling to the odd notion that in this cai 

THE POPULAR VIEW of you, ail alumnus or alumna, 
is a puzzling thing. That the view is highly illogical 
seems only to add to its popularity. That its ele- 
ments are highly contradictory seems to bother no one. 

Here is the paradox: 

Individually you, being an alumnus or alumna, are 
among the most respected and sought-after of beings. 
People expect of you (and usually get) leadership or in- 
telligent foUowership. They appoint you to positions of 
trust in business and government and stake the nation's 
very survival on your school- and college-developed 

If you enter politics, your educational pedigree is freely 
discussed and frequently boasted about, even in precincts 
where candidates once took pains to conceal any educa- 
tion beyond the sixth grade. In clubs, parent-teacher 
associations, churches, labor unions, you are considered 
to be the brains, the backbone, the eyes, the ears, and the 
neckbone — the latter to be stuck out, for alumni are ex- 
pected to be intellectually adventurous as well as to ex- 
ercise other attributes. 

But put you in an alumni club, or back on campus for a 
reunion or homecoming, and the popular respect — yea, 
awe — turns to chuckles and ho-ho-ho. The esteemed in- 
dividual, when bunched with other esteemed individuals, 
becomes in the popular image the subject of quips, a can- 
didate for the funny papers. He is now imagined to be a 
person whose interests stray no farther than the degree of 
baldness achieved by his classmates, or the success in 
marriage and child-bearing achieved by her classmates, or 
the record run up last season by the alma mater's football 
or field-hockey team. He is addicted to funny hats deco- 
rated with his class numerals, she to daisy chainmaking 
and to recapturing the elusive delights of the junior-class 

If he should encounter his old professor of physics, he is 
supposedly careful to confine the conversation to remi- 
niscences about the time Joe or Jane Wilkins, with spec- 
tacular results, tried to disprove the validity of Newton's 
third law. To ask the old gentleman about the implica- 
tions of the latest research concerning anti-matter would 
be, it is supposed, a most serious breach of the Alumni 
Reunion Code. 

Such a view of organized alumni activity might be dis- 
missed as unworthy of note, but for one disturbing fact: 
among its most earnest adherents are a surprising number 
of alumni and alumnae themselves. 

Permit us to lay the distorted image to rest, with the aid 
of the rites conducted by cartoonist Mark Kelley on the 
following pages. To do so will not necessitate burying the 
class banner or interring the reunion hat, nor is there a 
need to disband the homecoming day parade. 

The simple truth is that the serious activities of organ- 
ized alumni far outweigh the frivolities — in about the 
same proportion as the average citizen's, or unorganized 
alumnus's, party-going activities are outweighed by his 
less festive pursuits. 

Look, for example, at the activities of the organized 
alumni of a large and famous state university in the Mid- 
west. The former students of this university are often 
pictured as football-mad. And there is no denying that, to 
many of them, there is no more pleasant way of spending 
an autumn Saturday than witnessing a victory by the 
home team. 

But by far the great bulk of alumni energy on behalf of 
the old school is invested elsewhere: 

► Every year the alumni association sponsors a recog- 
nition dinner to honor outstanding students — those with 
a scholastic average of 3.5 (B + ) or better. This has proved 
to be a most effective way of showing students that aca- 
demic prowess is valued above all else by the institution 
and its alumni. 

► Every year the alumni give five "distinguished teach- 
ing awards" — grants of SI, 000 each to professors selected 
by their peers for outstanding performance in the class- 

► An advisory board of alumni prominent in various 
fields meets regularly to consider the problems of the 
university: the quality of the course offerings, the caliber 
of the students, and a variety of other matters. They re- 
port directly to the university president, in confidence. 
Their work has been salutary. When the university's 
school of architecture lost its accreditation, for example, 
the efforts of the alumni advisers were invaluable in get- 
ting to the root of the trouble and recommending meas- 
ures by which accreditation could be regained. 

► The efforts of alumni have resulted in the passage of 
urgently needed, but politically endangered, appropria- 
tions by the state legislature. 

► Some 3,000 of the university's alumni act each year as 
volunteer alumni-fund solicitors, making contacts with 
30,000 of the university's former students. 

Nor is this a particularly unusual list of alumni accom- 
phshments. The work and thought expended by the alum- 

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be group somehow differs from the sum of its parts 

Behind the fun 

of organized alumni activity — in dubs, at reunions — lies new senousness 
nowadays, and a substantial record of service to American education. 

ni of hundreds of schools, colleges, and universities in 
behalf of their alma maters would make a glowing record, 
if ever it could be compiled. The alumni of one institution 
took it upon themselves to survey the federal income-tax 
laws, as they affected parents' ability to finance their 
children's education, and then, in a nationwide campaign, 
pressed for needed reforms. In a score of cities, the 
alumnae of a women's college annually sell tens of thou- 
sands of tulip bulbs for their alma mater's benefit; in 
eight years they have raised $80,000, not to mention 
hundreds of thousands of tulips. Other institutions' alum- 
nae stage house and garden tours, organize used-book 
sales, sell flocked Christmas trees, sponsor theatrical 
benefits. Name a worthwhile activity and someone is 
probably doing it, for faculty salaries or building funds or 
student scholarships. 

Drop in on a reunion or a local alumni-club meeting, 
and you may well find that the superficial programs of 

yore have been replaced by seminars, lectures, laboratory 
demonstrations, and even week-long short-courses. Visit 
the local high school during the season when the senior 
students are applying for admission to college — and try- 
ing to find their way through dozens of college catalogues, 
each describing a campus paradise — and you will find 
alumni on hand to help the student counselors. Nor are 
they high-pressure salesmen for their own alma mater and 
disparagers of everybody else's. Often they can, and do, 
perform their highest service to prospective students by 
advising them to apply somewhere else. 

THE ACHIEVEMENTS, in short, beUe the popular image. 
And if no one else realizes this, or cares, one group 
should: the alumni and alumnae themselves. Too 
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from any other source of gifts. Alumni support 

WITHOUT THE DOLLARS that their alumni contrib- 
ute each year, America's privately supported 
educational institutions would be in serious 
difficulty today. And the same would be true of the na- 
tion's publicly supported institutions, without the sup- 
port of alumni in legislatures and elections at which 
appropriations or bond issues are at stake. 

For the private institutions, the financial support re- 
ceived from individual alumni often means the difference 
between an adequate or superior faculty and one that is 
underpaid and understaffed; between a thriving scholar- 
ship program and virtually none at all; between well- 
equipped laboratories and obsolete, crowded ones. For 
tax-supported institutions, which in growing numbers are 
turning to their alumni for direct financial support, such 
aid makes it possible to give scholarships, grant loans to 
needy students, build such buildings as student unions, 
and carry on research for which legislative appropriations 
do not provide. 

To gain an idea of the scope of the support which 
alumni give — and of how much that is worthwhile in 
American education depends upon it — consider this sta- 
tistic, unearthed in a current survey of 1,144 schools, 
junior colleges, colleges, and universities in the United 
States and Canada: in just twelve months, alumni gave 
their alma maters more than $199 million. They were the 
largest single source of gifts. 

Nor was this the kind of support that is given once, per- 
haps as the result of a high-pressure fund drive, and never 
heard of again. Alumni tend to give funds regularly. In 
the past year, they contributed $45.5 million, on an annual 
gift basis, to the 1,144 institutions surveyed. To realize 
that much annual income from investments in blue-chip 
stocks, the institutions would have needed over 1.2 billion 
more dollars in endowment funds than they actually 

A NNUAL ALUMNI GIVING is not a new phenomenon on 
L\ the American educational scene (Yale alumni 
-*- -*- founded the first annual college fund in 1890, and 
Mount Hermon was the first independent secondary 
school to do so, in 1903). But not until fairly recently did 
annual giving become the main element in education's 
financial survival kit. The development was logical. Big 
endowments had been affected by inflation. Big private 
philanthropy, affected by the graduated income and in- 

heritance taxes, was no longer able to do the job alone. 
Yet, with the growth of science and technology and 
democratic concepts of education, educational budgets 
had to be increased to keep pace. 

Twenty years before Yale's first alumni drive, a pro- 
fessor in New Haven foresaw the possibilities and looked 
into the minds of alumni everywhere: 

"No graduate of the college," he said, "has ever paid 
in full what it cost the college to educate him. A part of the 
expense was borne by the funds given by former bene- 
factors of the institution. 

"A great many can never pay the debt. A very few can, 
in their turn, become munificent benefactors. There is a 
very large number, however, between these two, who can, 
and would cheerfully, give according to their ability in 
order that the college might hold the same relative posi- 
tion to future generations which it held to their own." 

The first Yale alumni drive, seventy years ago, brought 
in $1 1,015. In 1959 alone, Yale's alumni gave more than 
$2 million. Not only at Yale, but at the hundreds of other 
institutions which have established annual alumni funds 
in the intervening years, the feeling of indebtedness and 
the concern for future generations which the Yale pro- 
fessor foresaw have spurred alumni to greater and greater 
efforts in this enterprise. 

A ND MONEY FROM ALUMNI is a powcrful magnet: it 
ZA draws more. Not only have more than eighty busi- 
-*- -*■ ness corporations, led in 1954 by General Electric, 
established the happy custom of matching, dollar for dol- 
lar, the gifts that their employees (and sometimes theu- 
employees' wives) give to their alma maters; alumni 
giving is also a measure applied by many business men 
and by philanthropic foundations in determining how 
productive their organizations' gifts to an educational in- 
stitution are likely to be. Thus alumni giving, as Gordon 
K. Chalmers, the late president of Kenyon College, de- 
scribed it, is "the very rock on which all other giving must 
rest. Gifts from outside the family depend largely — some- 
times wholly — on the degree of alumni support." 

The "degree of alumni support" is gauged not by dol- 
lars alone. The percentage of alumni who are regular 
givers is also a key. And here the record is not as dazzling 
as the dollar figures imply. 

Nationwide, only one in five alumni of colleges, uni- 
versities, and prep schools gives to his annual alumni 

eceived more of it from their alumni than 
low education's strongest financial rampart 

fund. The actiial figure last year was 20.9 per cent. Allow- 
ing for the inevitable few who are disenchanted with their 
alma maters' cause,* and for those who spurn all fund 
solicitations, sometimes with heavy scorn, f and for those 
whom legitimate reasons prevent from giving financial 
aid,§ the participation figure is still low. 

WHY? Perhaps because the non-participants imag- 
ine their institutions to be adequately financed. 
(Virtually without exception, in both private and 
tax-supported institutions, this is — sadly — not so.) Per- 
haps because they believe their small gift — a dollar, or 
five, or ten — will be insignificant. (Again, most emphati- 
cally, not so. Multiply the 5,223,240 alumni who gave 
nothing to their alma maters last year by as little as one 
dollar each, and the figure still comes to thousands of 
additional scholarships for deserving students or sub- 
stantial pay increases for thousands of teachers who may, 
at this moment, be debating whether they can afi"ord to 
continue teaching next year.) 

By raising the percentage of participation in alumni 
fund drives, alumni can materially improve their alma 
maters' standing. That dramatic increases in participation 
can be brought about, and quickly, is demonstrated by 
the case of WofFord College, a small institution in South 
Carolina. Until several years ago, WofFord received 
annual gifts from only 12 per cent of its 5,750 alumni. 
Then Roger Milliken, a textile manufacturer and a Wof- 
ford trustee, issued a challenge: for every percentage- 
point increase over 12 per cent, he'd give $1,000. After the 
alumni were finished, Mr. MUUken cheerfully turned over 
a check for $62,000. Wofford's alumni had raised their 
participation in the annual fund to 74.4 per cent — a new 
national record. 

"It was a remarkable performance," observed the 
American Alunmi Council. "Its impact on WofFord will 
be felt for many years to come." 

And what Wofford's alumni could do, your institution's 
alumni could probably do, too. 

* Wrote one alumnus: "I see that Stanford is making great prog- 
ress. However, I am opposed to progress Ln any form. Therefore I 
am not sending you any money." 

t A man in Memphis, Termessee, regularly sent Baylor University 
a check signed "U. R. Stuck." 

§ In her fund reply envelope, a Kansas alumna once sent, without 
comment, her household bills for the month. 

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► Women's colleges, as a group, have had a unique 
problem in fund-raising — and they wish they knew how 
to solve it. 

The loyalty of their alumnae in contributing money 
each year — an average of 41.2 per cent took part in 1959 
— is nearly double the national average for all universi- 
ties, colleges, junior colleges, and privately supported 
secondary schools. But the size of the typical gift is often 
smaller than one might expect. 

Why? The alumnae say that while husbands obviously 
place a high value on the products of the women's col- 
leges, many underestimate the importance of giving wom- 
en's colleges the same degree of support they accord their 
own alma maters. This, some guess, is a holdover from 
the days when higher education for women was regarded 
as a luxury, while higher education for men was consid- 
ered a sine qua non for business and professional careers. 

As a result, again considering the average, women's 
colleges must continue to cover much of their operating 
expense from tuition fees. Such fees are generally higher 
than those charged hymen's or coeducational institutions, 
and the women's colleges are worried about the social and 
intellectual implications of this fact. They have no desire 
to be the province solely of children of the well-to-do; 
higher education for women is no longer a luxury to be 
reserved to those who can pay heavy fees. 

Since contributions to education appear to be one area 
of family budgets still controlled largely by men, the 
alumnae hope that husbands will take serious note of the 
women's colleges' claim to a larger share of it. They may 
be starting to do so: from 1958 to 1959, the average gift 
to women's colleges rose 22.4 per cent. But it still trails 
the average gift to men's colleges, private universities, and 
professional schools. 


for the x^ublic educational institutions, 

a special kind of service 

PUBLICLY SUPPORTED educational institutions owe a 
special kind of debt to their alumni. Many people 
imagine that the public institutions have no finan- 
cial worries, thanks to a steady flow of tax dollars. Yet 
they actually lead a perilous fiscal existence, dependent 
upon annual or biennial appropriations by legislatures. 
More than once, state and municipally supported institu- 
tions would have found themselves in serious straits if 
their alumni had not assumed a role of leadership. 
► A state university in New England recently was put in 
academic jeopardy because the legislature defeated a bill 
to provide increased salaries for faculty members. Then 

the university's "Associate Aluimii" took matters into 
their hands. They brought the facts of political and aca- 
demic life to the attention of alumni throughout the state, 
prompting them to write to their representatives in sup- 
port of higher faculty pay. A compromise bill was passed, 
and salary increases were granted. Alumni action thus 
helped ease a crisis which threatened to do serious, per- 
haps irreparable, damage to the university. 
► In a neighboring state, the public university receives 
only 38.3 per cent of its operating budget from state and 
federal appropriations. Ninety-one per cent of the uni- 
versity's $17 million physical plant was provided by pri- 

The Beneficiaries: 

Students on a state-university campus. Alumni support is proving 
invaluable in maintaining high-quality education at such institutions. 

vate funds. Two years ago, graduates of its college of 
medicine gave $226,752 for a new medical center — the 
largest amount given by the alumni of any American 
medical school that year. 

► Several years ago the alumni of six state-supported 
institutions in a midwestem state rallied support for a 
$150 million bond issue for higher education, mental 
health, and welfare — an issue that required an amend- 
ment to the state constitution. Of four amendments on 
the ballot, it was the only one to pass. 

► In another midwestem state, action by an "Alumni 
Council for Higher Education," representing eighteen 
publicly supported institutions, has helped produce a $13 
miUion increase in operating funds for 1959-61 — the most 
significant increase ever voted for the state's system of 
higher education. 


OME ALUMNI ORGANIZATIONS are forbidden to engage 
in political activity of any kind. The intent is a good 
one: to keep the organizations out of party politics 

and lobbying. But the effect is often to prohibit the alumni 
from conducting any organized legislative activity in be- 
half of publicly supported education in their states. 

"This is unfair," said a state-university alumni spokes- 
man recently, "because this kind of activity is neither 
shady nor unnecessary. 

"But the restrictions — most of which I happen to think 
are nonsense — exist, nevertheless. Even so, individual 
alumni can make personal contacts with legislators in 
their home towns, if not at the State Capitol. Above all, 
in their contacts with fellow citizens — with people who 
influence public opinion — the alumni of state institutions 
must support their alma maters to an intense degree. They 
must make it their business to get straight information 
and spread it through their circles of influence. 

"Since the law forbids us to organize such support, 
every alumnus has to start this work, and continue it, on 
his own. This isn't something that most people do natu- 
rally — but the education of their own sons and daughters 
rests on their becoming aroused and doing it." 

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a matter of 


A NY WORTKTWHILE INSTITUTION of higher education, 
Za one college president has said, lives "in chronic 
■^ -^ tension with the society that supports it." Says 
The Campus and the State, a 1 959 survey of academic free- 
dom in which that president's words appear: "New ideas 
always run the risk of offending entrenched interests 
within the community. If higher education is to be suc- 
cessful in its creative role it must be guaranteed some pro- 
tection against reprisal. . ." 

The peril most frequently is budgetary: the threat of 
appropriations cuts, if the unpopular ideas are not aban- 
doned; the real or imagined threat of a loss of public — 
even alumni — sympathy. 

Probably the best protection against the danger of 
reprisals against free institutions of learning is their 
alumni: alumni who understand the meaning of freedom 
and give their strong and informed support to matters of 
educational principle. Sometimes such support is avail- 
able in abundance and offered with intelligence. Some- 
times — almost always because of misconception or failure 
to be vigilant — it is not. 
For example: 

► An alumnus of one private college was a regular and 
heavy donor to the annual alumni fund. He was known to 
have provided handsomely for his alma mater in his will. 
But when he questioned his grandson, a student at the 
old school, he learned that an economics professor not 
only did not condemn, but actually discussed the necessity 
for, the national debt. Grandfather threatened to withdraw 
all support unless the professor ceased uttering such 
heresy or was fired. (The professor didn't and wasn't. The 
college is not yet certain where it stands in the gentleman's 

► When no students from a certain county managed to 
meet the requirements for admission to a southwestern 
university's medical school, the county's angry delegate to 
the state legislature announced he was "out to get this 
guy" — the vice president in charge of the university's 
medical affairs, who had staunchly backed the medical 
school's admissions committee. The board of trustees of 
the university, virtually all of whom were alumni, joined 
other alumni and the local chapter of the American 

Association of University Professors to rally successfully 
to the v.p.'s support. 

► When the president of a publicly supported institu- 
tion recently said he would have to limit the number of 
students admitted to next fall's freshman class if high 
academic standards were not to be compromised, some 
constituent-fearing legislators were wrathful. When the 
issue was explained to them, alumni backed the presi- 
dent's position — decisively. 

► When a number of institutions (joined in December 
by President Eisenhower) opposed the "disclaimer affida- 
vit" required of students seeking loans under the National 
Defense Education Act, many citizens — including some 
alumni — assailed them for their stand against "swearing 
allegiance to the United States." The fact is, the dis- 
claimer affidavit is not an oath of allegiance to the United 
States (which the Education Act also requires, but which 
the colleges have not opposed). Fortunately, alumni who 
took the trouble to find out what the affidavit really was 
apparently outnumbered, by a substantial majority, those 
who leaped before they looked. Coincidentally or not, 
most of the institutions opposing the disclaimer affidavit 
received more money from their alumni during the con- 
troversy than ever before in their history. 

IN THE FUTURE, as in the past, educational institutions 
worth their salt will be in the midst of controversy. 
Such is the nature of higher education: ideas are its 
merchandise, and ideas new and old are frequently con- 
troversial. An educational institution, indeed, may be 
doing its job badly if it is not involved in controversy, at 
times. If an alumnus never finds himself in disagreement 
with his alma mater, he has a right to question whether 
his alma mater is intellectually awake or dozing. 

To understand this is to understand the meaning of 
academic freedom and vitality. And, with such an under- 
standing, an alumnus is equipped to give his highest serv- 
ice to higher education; to give his support to the princi- 
ples which make-higher education free and effectual. 

If higher education is to prosper, it will need this kind 
of support from its alumni — tomorrow even more than in 
its gloriously stormy past. 


are the merchandise of education, and every worthwhile educational institution must provide and 
guard the conditions for breeding them. To do so, they need the help and vigilance of their aliunni. 



The Art 

of keeping intellectually alive for a lifetime 
will be fostered more than ever by a 
growing alumni-alma mater relationship. 

WHITHER THE COURSE of the relationship between 
alumni and alma mater? At the turn into the 
Sixties, it is evident that a new and challenging 
relationship — of unprecedented value to both the institu- 
tion and its alumni — is developing. 

► If alumni wish, their intellectual voyage can be 
continued for a lifetime. 

There was a time when graduation was the end. You 
got your diploma, along with the right to place certain 
initials after your name; your hand was clasped for an 
instant by the president; and the institution's business 
was done. 

If you were to keep yourself intellectually awake, the 
No-Doz would have to be self-administered. If you were 
to renew your acquaintance with literature or science, the 
introductions would have to be self-performed. 

Automotion is still the principal driving force. The 
years in school and college are designed to provide the 
push and then the momentum to keep you going with 
your mind. "Madam, we guarantee results," wrote a col- 
lege president to an inquiring mother, " — or we return 
the boy." After graduation, the guarantee is yours to 
maintain, alone. 

Alone, but not quite. It makes little sense, many edu- 
cators say, for schools and colleges not to do whatever 
they can to protect their investment in their students — 
which is considerable, in terms of time, talents, and 
money — and not to try to make the relationship between 
alumni and their alma maters a two-way flow. 

As a consequence of such thinking, and of demands 
issuing from the former students themselves, alumni 
meetings of all types — local clubs, campus reunions — are 
taking on a new character. "There has to be a reason and 
a purpose for a meeting," notes an alumna. "Groups that 
meet for purely social reasons don't last long. Just be- 
cause Mary went to my college doesn't mean 1 enjoy 
being with her socially — but 1 might well enjoy working 
with her in a serious intellectual project." Male alumni 
agree; there is a limiit to the congeniality that can be main- 
tained solely by the thin thread of reminiscences or small- 

But there is no limit, among people with whom their 

a new (challenge, 

a new relationship 

education "stuck," to the revitalizing effects of learning. 
The chemistry professor who is in town for a chemists' 
conference and is invited to address the local chapter of 
the alumni association no longer feels he must talk about 
nothing more weighty than the beauty of the campus 
elms; his audience wants him to talk chemistry, and he is 
delighted to obhge. The engineers who return to school 
for their annual homecoming welcome the opportunity to 
bring themselves up to date on developments in and out 
of their specialty. Housewives back on the campus for 
reunions demand — and get — seminars and short-courses. 

But the wave of interest in enriching the intellectual 
content of alumni meetings may be only a beginning. 
With more leisure at their command, alumni will ha\e 
the time (as they already have the inclination) to under- 
tiike more intensive, regular educational programs. 

If alumni demand them, new concepts in adult educa- 
tion may emerge. Urban colleges and universities may 
step up their offerings of programs designed especially for 
the alumni in their communities — not only their own 
alumni, but those of distant institutions. Unions and 
government and industry, already experimenting with 
graduate-education programs for their leaders, may find 
ways of giving sabbatical leaves on a widespread basis — 
and they may profit, in hard doUars-and-cents terms, from 
the results of such intellectual re-charging. 

Colleges and universities, already overburdened with 
teaching as well as other duties, will need help if such 
dreams are to come true. But help will be found if the 
demand is insistent enough. 

► Alumni partnerships with their alma mater, in 
meeting ever-stiffer educational challenges, will grow 
even closer than they have been. 

Boards of overseers, visiting committees, and other 
partnerships between alumni and their institutions are 
proving, at many schools, colleges, and universities, to be 
channels through which the educators can keep in touch 
with the community at large and vice versa. Alumni trus- 
tees, elected by their fellow alumni, are found on the gov- 
erning boards of more and more institutions. Alumni 
"without portfolio" are seeking ways to join with their 
alma maters in advancing the cause of education. The 

representative of a West Coast university has noted the 
trend: "In selling memberships in our alumni associa- 
tion, we have learned that, while it's wise to list the bene- 
fits of membership, what interests them most is how they 
can be of service to the universit> ." 

► Alumni can have a decisive role in maintaining 
high standards of education, even as enroUments 
increase at most schools and colleges. 

There is a real crisis in American education: the crisis 
of quality. For a variety of reasons, many institutions find 
themselves unable to keep their faculties staffed with high- 
caliber men and women. Many lack the equipment 
needed for study and research. Many, even in this age of 
high student population, are unable to attract the quality 
of student they desire. Many have been forced to dissipate 
their teaching and research energies, in deference to pub- 
lic demand for more and more extracurricular "services." 
Many, besieged by applicants for admission, have had to 
yield to pressure and enroll students who are unqualified. 

Each of these problems has a direct bearing upon the 
quality of education in America. Each is a problem to 
which alumni can constructively address themselves, indi- 
vidually and in organized groups. 

Some can best be handled through community leader- 
ship: helping present the institutions" case to the public. 
Some can be handled by direct participation in such ac- 
tivities as academic talent-scouting, in which many insti- 
tutions, both public and private, enlist the aid of their 
alumni in meeting with college-bound high school stu- 
dents in their cities and towns. Some can be handled by 
making more money available to the institutions — for 
faculty salaries, for scholarships, for buildings and equip- 
ment. Some can be handled through political action. 

The needs vary widely from institution to institution — 
and what may help one may actually set back another. 
Because of this, it is important to maintain a close liaison 
with the campus when undertaking such work. (Alumni 
offices everywhere will welcome inquiries.) 

When the opportunity for aid does come — as it has in 
the past, and as it inevitably will in the years ahead — 
alumni response will be the key to America's educational 
future, and to all that depends upon it. 



OHN MASEFiELD was addressing himself to the subject 
of universities. "They give to the young in their impres- 
sionable years the bond of a lofty purpose shared," he 
said; "of a great corporate life whose links will not be 
loosed until they die." 

The links that unite alumni with each other and with 
their alma mater are difficult to define. But every alum- 
nus and alumna knows they exist, as surely as do the 
campus's lofty spires and the ageless dedication of edu- 
cated men and women to the process of keeping them- 
selves and their children intellectually ahve. 

Once one has caught the spirit of learning, of truth, of 
probing into the undiscovered and unknown — the spirit 
of his alma mater — one does not really lose it, for as 
long as one lives. As life proceeds, the daily mechanics 
of living — of job-holding, of family-rearing, of mortgage- 
paying, of lawn-cutting, of meal-cooking — sometimes 
are tedious. But for them who have known the spirit of 
intellectual adventure and conquest, there is the bond of 
the lofty purpose shared, of the great corporate life 
whose links will not be loosed until they die. 

This would be the true meaning of alumni-ship, were 
there such a word. It is the reasoning behind the great 
service that alumni give to education. It is the reason 
alma maters can call upon their alumni for responsible 
support of all kinds, with confidence that the responsi- 
bility will be well met. 




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from town and gown 

The Millsaps chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta, national premedical honor society, 
named Richard W. Xaef, '49, its Outstanding; Alumnus for 19(i0. A neurologist and 
psychiatrist practicing in Jackson, Dr. Xaef received his medical training at 
Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Also pictured are Dr. J. B. Price, '26, 
chairman of the chemistry department, AED adviser, and national vice-president 
of AED. Mrs. Price, and Mrs. Xaef, the former Jane Ellen Xewell. '49. 

Bishop Is Honored 

Bishop Marvin A. Franklin, LLD 
1952, president of the Council of 
Bishops of the Methodist Church, was 
honored at a banquet of appreciation 
on the campus in April. 

More than 500 people attended the 
dinner, held in the Millsaps cafeteria. 
They heard Protestant, Catholic, and 
Jewish speakers praise the work of 
the honoree during the past twelve 

Lieutenant Governor Paul B. Johnson, 
speaking for Governor Ross Barnett, 
who was unable to attend because of 
illness, summed up the sentiments ex- 
pressed during the evening when he 
said, "He has always honestly and fear- 
lessly faced every problem that has con- 
fronted the church in a Christian way. 
Great buildings about the state are 
monuments to this great leader, but the 
love and loyalty of his people will last 
much longer than these." 

Jackson television station WJTV 
carried a large portion of the evening's 
program in a live telecast from the 

Benjamin ,M. Stevens, LLD '55, presents 
a check to Bishop Franklin on behalf of 
Mississippi Methodists. 

White Gives Address 

Great teachers who have served Mill- 
saps College was the subject of the 
Founders Day address delivered by Dr. 
M. C. White, chairman of the English 

Titled "Men Are Traditions, Too," 
the talk concerned eight teachers who 
have served the College during the past 
forty years. Dr. White completely capti- 
vated both the students and the visitors 

who attended the special chapel session 
as he related incidents in the lives of 
the professors. He told of the contri- 
butions made by the men and women 
and of the characteristics which have 
made them a valued part of the history 
of the College. The teachers are Dr. 
G. L. Harrell, Dr. J. M. Sullivan, Dr, 
J. R. Lin, Dr. D. M. Key, Mrs. Mary B. 
Stone, Dr. A. G. Sanders, Dr. A. P. 
Hamilton, and Dr. B. E. Mitchell. 

As a sidelight, he told anecdotes con- 
cerning three janitors who have worked 
for the College — William Guy, Cherry, 
and Podner Ben. 

He closed his address with the follow- 
ing words: 

"For all these people whom I have 
listed as Millsaps traditions, there are 
certain common denominators: every 
one of them was an individual and an 
interesting personality in his own right. 
And all these teachers were people of 
culture and masters in various fields 
of learning. Their knowledge was not 
properly departmentalized according to 
modern standards of specialization; they 
had not learned that a good teacher 
should endeavor always to know more 
and more about less and less. But they 
knew their students and were in sym- 
pathy with them. They were all men 
of integrity. At the same time that they 
taught their subjects, they inspired to 
virtuous manhood and Christian living. 
They were great men and great teachers; 
they were and are a tradition of Mill- 

"And what more could I wish for 
the institution I have so long served 
than that this tradition of great teachers 
be maintained; that scholarship be not 
neglected, but that Christian character, 
vivid personality, and enthusiasm for 
teaching be of first consideration. For 
knowledge and wisdom are far more 
often caught than taught, and no idea 
is interesting until it passes through 
the mind of an interesting person. 

"Under such inspired teaching, Mill- 
saps will continue to give to the world 
graduates who are good scholars, good 
citizens, and good Christians. From 
such teaching will arise the ideal Mill- 
saps man — one who keeps alive in him- 
self the spirit of inquiry and is not 
afraid to face the truth; one who pre- 
serves a liberality of opinion and favors 
whatever contributes to human welfare. 



This ideal Millsaps man will keep his 
faith in progress and labor toward it, 
and yet never trust in panaceas and in 
the nostrums of quacks. For progress is 
slow and always has been, and human 
nature is not to be changed in a mo- 
ment. This ideal Millsaps man will have 
at the basis of his life a firm faith in 
a benevolent deity, and in Jesus Christ 
as the supreme revelation of the father- 
hood of God and the brotherhood of man. 
In that faith, he can trust in his own 
future and in the destiny of our world, 
and know himself as a co-laborer with 
God in working- toward an ultimate 

"Great teaching, great teachers, and 
great men are a Millsaps tradition. 
Pray God it may ever be so!" 

At the request of the programs com- 
mittee of the Alumni Association, Dr. 
White will give the address at the ban- 
quet on Alumni Day, May 7. 

Values Subject of Talks 

"Encounter with Values and the Pur- 
suit of Truth" was the theme of this 
semester's chapel addresses, and Mill- 
saps students were given an opportunity 
to hear eight faculty members and four 
off-campus speakers. 

The off-campus speakers appeared 
under the sponsorship of the Christian 
Council. The Religious Life Series in- 
cluded Dr. W. B. Selah, pastor of Gallo- 
way Memorial Church in Jackson; Dr. 
J. Robert Nelson, professor of theology 
and dean of the divinity school of Van- 
derbilt University; Dr. Harry Denman, 
executive secretary of the General 
Board of Evangelism of the Methodist 
Church; and Dr. Sterling F. Wheeler, 
administrative vice-president of Sou- 
thern Methodist University. 

The faculty series was begun by Dr. 
George Boyd, professor of English, 
whose address was printed in the winter 
edition of MAJOR NOTES. Other 
speakers included Dr. Richard R. Prid- 
dy, chairman of the geology department, 
"The Universe is Ours"; Dr. Harry S. 
Manley, chairman of the political 
science department, "A Twilight Zone: 
The Separation of Church and State"; 
Dr. Bond Fleming, chairman of the 
philosophy department, "Pursuit In- 
volves Commitment"; and Dr. George L. 
Maddox, chairman of the sociology de- 
partment, "Frontiers of the Human Con- 
dition." Dr. Donald Caplenor, chairman 
of the biology department, was schedul- 
ed to speak on "Ye Shall Know the 
Facts, and the Facts Shall Make You 
Afraid," but was forced to cancel be- 
cause of illness. Plans were made to 
reschedule the talk later in the year. 
Dr. M. C. White, chairman of the 
English department, spoke on the topic 

Anne Frank's Teacher Visits Campus 

The expressions of intense interest on the faces of the Millsaps students and 
faculty members above are caused by Dr. Rosey Poole (wearing hat), Anne Frank's 
teacher and the original translator of her diary into English. Dr. Poole, a scholar 
and linguist, told her audience about the German invasion of her native Holland 
and her work with the Dutch Underground. Standng to the left of Dr. Poole is 
Judy Cockrell, who played Anne in the Players' presentation of the world renowned 
drama in 19.59. Students and teachers alike called Dr. Poole's talk "a stirring 

"Men Are Traditions, Too" in a Founders 
Day address, and Dr. H. E. Finger ad- 
dressed the student body several times 
during the semester. Special programs 
included Honors Day and Tap Day. 

Millsaps In New Yorker 

Millsaps made the New Yorker in 
March when the magazine published a 
short story by Elizabeth Spencer in 
which the heroine received a scholarship 
to attend the College. 

The story, entitled "A Southern 
Landscape," was the lead one in the 
March 26 issue. Millsaps was mentioned 
only briefly, but the company the Col- 
lege is keeping in the literary world 
is too good not to be pointed out. 

Miss Spencer, a native of North 
Carrollton, Mississippi, was educated at 
Belhaven College and Vanderbilt Uni- 
versity and taught for a time at Bel- 
haven and the University of Mississippi. 
She is the only Southerner represented 
in the latest O. Henry Awards stories 
collection. Her latest novel. The Voice 
at the Back Door, will be filmed. Time 
speaks of her "poet's sense of words" 
and her "disciplined mind and invigorat- 
ing economy." 

Students Hear Visitors 


The Millsaps campus has been hv,..v,i- 
ed this year by the presence of some 
distinguished visitors who have shared 

their e.xperiences with the student body. 
In addition to the chapel speakers, 
they have included Dr. John E. Max- 
field, head of the mathematics division 
of the research department of United 
States Naval Ordnance Test Station in 
China Lake, California; Dr. Robert 
Wauchope, director of the Middle Ameri- 
ca Research Institute at Tulane; Dr. 
Albert Elder, president of the Ameri- 
can Chemical Society, who addressed 
members of the Mississippi Academy of 
Science in the Christian Center; Dr. R. 
D. Anderson, professor of mathematics 
at Louisiana State University, who is 
traveling lecturer for the Mathematical 
Association of America; Dr. Philip W. 
West, Boyd Professor of Chemistry of 
the College of Chemistry and Physics 
at Louisiana State University; Dr. 
Lawrence Bogorad, associate professor 
of botany at the University of Chicago, 
who appeared under the program of 
Visiting Biologists of the American In- 
stitute of Biological Sciences; Joseph 
Sills, traveling representative for the 
Collegiate Council of the United Na- 
tions; Miss Jeantine Hefting, first sec- 
retary for press and cultural affairs at 
the Netherlands Embassy in Washing- 
ton; Dr. Rosey Poole, the late Ann 
Frank's teacher and the original trans- 
lator of her diary; and Dr. Maxine TuU 
Boatner, '24, author of Voice of the Deaf 
and a nominee for the position of 
president of Pen Women of America. 



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

Irl Sells Barefield, born to the Rev- 
erend and Mrs. Sam Barefield (JIary 
Nell Sells), both '46. on January 26. 
Other Barefields are Beth, 8, and Steve, 

Deborah Jeanine Barineau. born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Richard C. Barineau on Febru- 
ary 9. Mr. Barineau is a '58 graduate. 

William Stephen Burton, born to Mr. 
and Mrs. William S. Burton, both '56- 
'57. Mrs. Burton is the former Gweneth 

John Mark Caldwell, born to the Rev- 
erend and Mrs. Jack Caldwell (Marjorie 
Ann Murphy), '41 and '44. The Cald- 
wells have two other children. 

Jimmie Leon Fields, born January 28 
to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Fields (Minnie 
Mitchell, '56). 

Joey Goodsell, born September 2 to 
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Goodsell, '51 and '50. 
Mrs. Goodsell is the former Marion 
Burge. Twins J. B. and Margie, 2^-2, 
complete the family. 

Jerry Gulledge, born to Dr. and Mrs. 
Jerry Gulledge, '50-'53 and '55, on Feb- 
ruary 7. Mrs. Gulledge is the former 
Ann Carter. Two-year-old Leigh is the 
couple's only other child. 

Michael Grain Huggins, born July 16 
to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Huggins, '50 
and '54. Mrs. Huggins is the former 
Barbara Ann Walker. 

Preston Kraft and Thomas Pipes Mills, 
born March 7 to Captain and Mrs. 
Henry P. Mills. Mr. Mills is a '53 grad- 
uate. The twin boys were welcomed by 
Catherine Lotterhos, 2. 

Barbara Elizabeth Price, born Jan- 
uary 4 to Mr. and Mrs. Roy B. Price 
(Barbara Swann), '55 and '57. 

John Daniel Roach, born to Mr. and 
Mrs. John Roach on January 20. Mrs. 
Roach is the former Nancy Stallings, 
'54- '55. 

Dennis Edward Salley, Jr., born to 
Dr. and Mrs. Dennis E. Salley on Feb- 
ruary 19. Dr. Salley is a '54 graduate. 

Edward Ridgway Wofford, born Feb- 
ruary 4 to Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Wofford 
(Mary Ridgway), '43 and '47. 

Ira H. Thorne, III, born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Ira H. Thorne, Jr., on February 
29. Mr. Thorne attended from 1938 
through 1940. 

A rivalry which began almost forty 
years ago came to an end on February 
17 when Millsaps College, through its 
Athletic Committee, severed athletic re- 
lations with Mississippi College. In a 
letter written to Dr. A. E. Wood, facul- 
ty chairman of athletics at Mississippi 
College. Dr. M. C. White (Millsaps' 
chairman of athletics) said, in part: 
"Despite all efforts to the contrary, 
a very unwholesome atmosphere has 
developed in connection with our ath- 
letic contests, which seem increas- 
ingly to stimulate hostility and even 
some violence. We do not believe such 
an atmosphere should be tolei-ated in 
Christian institutions. In order to pre- 
clude further unfortunate incidents, 
which might possibly end in tragedy, 
our athletic committee has seen fit 
to call to an end all athletic relations 
with Mississippi College, and to can- 
cel all existing contracts." 
The violence erupted at a basketball 
game between the Majors and the Choc- 
taws at the City Auditorium because 
of a Mississippi College raid on a fra- 
ternity house on the Millsaps campus 
earlier in the day. Two Millsaps stu- 
dents, attempting to recover a frater- 
nity sign, were roughed up so severely 
that they required hospitalization — and 
other near-riots broke out before the 
game ended. 

Within recent years the athletic pro- 
grams of the two schools have been 
growing farther and farther apart. 

The Majors have been governed by 
policies established in 1946 which com- 
mit the College to total amateurism 
in athletics. The Choctaws have bolster- 
ed their program both financially and 
from a personnel standpoint. We feel 
that Mississippi College will achieve a 
great degree of success in athletics. 
While wishing them well in their en- 
deavors, we forsee increasing difficulty 
for them in obtaining games with other 
long-time opponents. 

Be that as it may, the public image 
created today by "a little fight between 
the Majors and the Chocs" is not the 
same as it was in days of yore. In an 
era when higher education needs the 
understanding and support of the gener- 
al public, brawls and riots between 
students are front page, wire-service 
copy. Regardless of who starts the fight, 
an athletic rivalry is not worth the 
serious injury or death of one student 

or the disservice to higher education 
which is done by such occurrences. 

Clarion-Ledger Sports Columnist Carl 
Walters termed the action "a wise 

"It is our firm conviction that de- 
spite the admitted fact that the sever- 
ance of all athletic relations between 
the two schools is regrettable and will 
pose problems — chiefly financial — for 
both, it is best that they go their 
separate ways. 

"Athletically speaking, their policies 
are so different they have very little 
in common," Mr. Walters wrote. 
Track At Millsaps? 

Since the announcement of the ter- 
mination of athletic relations with Mis- 
sissippi College, rumors have been cir- 
culated that Millsaps will drop football 
and concentrate on basketball and base- 
ball. No such move is contemplated, ac- 
cording to Coaches Erm Smith and Jim 

With 26 men expected to return from 
last year's squad and with response to 
personal letters and contacts made by 
the coaches at an all-time high, the 
1960 season should be one of the best 
in several years. 

Instead of reducing the number of 
varsity sports at Millsaps, the coaching 
staff is seriously considering adding 
track to the list. 

Coming: Sports Report 

The Department of Athletics is 
planning to produce and mail a periodic 
newsletter to all of the ex-Major ath- 
letes whose names and correct addresses 
are in the alumni files. The publication 
will keep you up to date on athletic 
activity at Millsaps. The coaches feel 
that an informed alumni body is vital 
to the success of the type athletic pro- 
gram followed by the College. 

The 1960-61 basketball squad could 
well be one of the best in Millsaps his- 
tory. Of the 23 men who reported to 
Coach Jim Montgomery this year, it 
now appears that 16 will be returning. 
Among next year's newcomers, believe 
it or not, more than a half dozen are 
6' 4" and over — all of them experienced 

White Retires 

After forty years of devoted service 
and outstanding instruction, Dr. M. C. 
White retired this year as coach of 
the Millsaps College tennis team. 
James A. Montgomery has replaced Dr. 
White as tennis coach. 





Several Early Days alumni got to- 
gether recently when Dr. Courtney W. 
Shropshire, '94-'95, founder of Civitan 
International, visited Jackson. Mrs. G. 
C. Svvearingen (Anne Buckley, Whit- 
worth '90) held open house in his honor. 
Among those attending were Percy 
Clifton, '98; Garner Green, '98; and John 
W. Saunders, '04-'().5. 

A Golden Wedding Anniversary will 
be coming up in September for the 
Reverend and Mrs. O. S. Lewis (Evelyn 
Cook), '03 and Whitworth '00. Last 
Christmas the two had their fiftieth 
Christmas dinner together in the same 
home that they had their first. The 
Lewises live in Hattiesburg, Miss. 

Former roommates Mrs. B. W. Stiles 
(Bessie Huddleston, '(18) and Mrs. C. L. 
Neill (Susie Ridgway, '07) toured the 
campus recently while Mrs. Stiles was 
visiting in Mississippi. Mrs. Stiles was 
planning to return to her home in Den- 
ver in time to hear the Singers when 
they appeared there. Mrs. Neill and 
Mr. Neill, '07, reside in Ellisville, Miss. 

No one has worked harder on the 
Grenada-Whitworth reunion scheduled 
for Alumni Day than Mrs. Ward Allen 
( Roberta Cornelia Dubard, Grenada '05- 
'09), who supplied more than ,50 names 
of alumnae and helped locate several 
faculty members of the two schools. 
Mrs. Allen now lives in Grenada, Miss. 


The highest position in the American 
Bar Association will be filled in 19(!1 
by John Satterfield, '26. He was named 
president-elect of the group at a recent 
meeting in Chicago. An attorney for ;30 
years, Mr. Satterfield is senior member 
of the law firm of Satterfield, Shell, 
Williams, and Buford. whic'i has offices 
in Jackson and Yazoo City. He and his 
wife, the former Mary Fly, and their 
three children reside in Yazoo City. 

A move to Chicago is planned by 
James A. Myers, '28, who has accepted 
a position with Tullamore Electronics, 
Inc. The Myerses have been living in 
Lakewood, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. 
Daughter Lynn was married last sum- 
mer and is living in Cleveland. 

Joe F. Ford, '29, has been named 
assistant vice-president of the Lamar 
Life Insurance Company in Jackson. 

Mr. Ford, who joined Lamar Life in 
1930, is director of the Policy-owner 
Service Department. 


Members of the Jackson County (Mis- 
sissippi) Board of Supervisors have 
elected E. A. Khayat, '32, vice-president 
of the group. He has been a member of 
the board since 1948. Very active in 
civic affairs, Mr. Khayat served as 
principal speaker at a kick-off banquet 
for the "Aiding Leukemia Stricken 
American Children" drive. ALSAC, 
founded by comedian Danny Thomas, 
is raising money to operate the new 
St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, where 
children suffering from leukemia and 
related blood diseases will be treated 
without charge. 

On May 1 Dr. Robert S. Hough will 
become pastor of the Central Presby- 
terian Church in Chattanooga, Tennes- 
see, moving there from the First Presby- 
terian Church in Memphis. Dr. Hough, 
a '32 graduate, has the Bachelor of 
Divinity and Master of Theology de- 
grees from Columbia Theological Semi- 
nary and the Doctor of Theology degree 
from Union Theological Seminary. He 
is married to the former Mary Wacaster, 
'32, and they have a son, Robert 
Winslow, 15. 

"Re-election of W. M. Buie as presi- 
dent of the Jackson Municipal Separate 
School District is a welcome develop- 
ment for school patrons and citizens 
generally, because it insures a continua- 
tion of educational leadership which 
has been both dedicated and outstand- 
ing." So states a recent editorial in the 
Jackson Clarion Ledger - Daily News, 
pointing out the big job which is ex- 
pected of the school board. Mr. Buie is 
a '36 graduate. 

l\Irs. Paul Brandes (Melba Sherman, 
'37) has accepted a part-time position 
as instructor of English at Ohio Univer- 
sity, where her husband teaches speech. 
The Brandeses, who have a daughter, 
Sarah, 10, are making their home in 

Three Millsaps alumni have joined in 
forming an advertising agency in 
Darien, Connecticut. Lawrence Painter, 
'41, Albert Hand '34-'36, and Lawrence 
Waring, '42, are giving their own busi- 
business a try after a number of years 
in the field with New York and Jackson 

The Natchez-Adams County airport 
has been named Hardy-Anders Field in 
honor of two Millsaps alumni who lost 
their lives in World War II. Thrashley 
Moncrief Hardy, Jr., '39, who was named 
the most outstanding man on the cam- 
pus at Millsaps, died leading a I'econ- 
naissance flight over Burma July 8, 
1942. Virgil Mikal Anders, '41, was killed 
in a bombing raid over Naples, Italy, 
on March 3, 1943. Formal dedication of 
the airport was held in June of 1959. 

Oscar D. Bonner, '39, is sei'ving as 
acting chairman of the department of 
chemistry at the University of South 
Carolina. Dr. Bonner received his Ph. D. 
degree from the University of Kansas. 


Dr. J. Manning Hudson, '40, moved up 
to the presidency of the Mississippi 
Heart Association in April, succeeding- 
J. O. Emmerich, LLD '54. Dr. Hudson 
practices internal medicine in Jackson. 
Dr. Emmerich is editor of the Jackson 
State Times and the McComb Enter- 
prise Journal. 

A Ph. D. degree in English will be 
awarded in May to Tom O. Robertson, 

'41, by Vanderbilt University, and 
Franklin A. Nash, Jr., '54, has received 
the Master of Arts degree in psychology 
from the University of Mississippi. Mr. 
Robertson is in his fourth year of 
teaching at Anderson College. 

While on duty with the Air Force in 
Europe, Major Samuel E. Birdsong, Jr., 

'42, put to good use his knowledge of 
photography by making four thousand 
slides of the great scenes of that con- 
tinent. He was recently transferred to 
Keesler Technical Training Center in 
Biloxi, Mississippi, where he will be 
in the office of the Staff Judge Advo- 

One of the most charming letters yet 
received in the Alumni Office came from 
Mrs. Philip King (Jean Stevens, '40-'44), 
whose enthusiasm for her duties as a 
class manager was a source of inspira- 
tion to the Alumni Fund Director. Mr. 
King, '39-'41, is manager of Hohenberg 
Bros., cotton buyers. The Kings live in 
Calexico, California. 

An outdoor swimming pool has been 
given to the Methodist Children's Home 
in Jackson by Sam P. McRae, Jr., and 
Richard D. McRae and their families. 
The completely equipped pool is being 



given in memory of S. P. McRae, Sr. 
Mrs. Richard McRae is the former 
Louella Selby Watkins, '45. 

Rubel L. Phillips, '48, who has been 
often in the spotlight on the political 
and civic scenes, received another well 
deserved honor in February when he 
was named one of three Outstanding 
Young Men of the Year in Mississippi. 
He was named Alumnus of the Year 
in 1956, served as 1958-59 Alumni Fund 
Chairman, has headed such drives as 
United Cerebral Palsy, and serves as 
chairman of the State Coordinating 
Committee for Adult Education, among 
other things. Formerly chairman of the 
Public Service Commission, he now prac- 
tices law in Jackson. 

After winning valuables totaling $11,- 
626 on a national television show, Mrs. 
Richard Lowe (Jerry Mayo, '49) mopped 
floors in Pennsylvania Station — at 
$250 an hour for an eight-hour day. 
Among her winnings were a mink coat, 
a trailer, sets of furniture, china, glass- 
ware, and silver. She is living in Hamp- 
ton, Virginia, where her husband is 
stationed with the Air Force. 

Leonard Metts, '49, directed Jackson 
Central High School's production of the 
Lerner and Loewe musical "Brigadoon" 
in March. Director of choral music at 
Central, he was asked to direct the 
Central choir in presenting the music 
for Jackson's Sunrise Service on Easter 
this year. 

Bob Conerly, '49, serving his first 
term as a missionary in Mexico, suffer- 
ed a broken leg at a youth camp re- 
cently. Due to a bone infection he is in 
danger of losing the leg. 


The role of Gabriel in the Laurel, 
Mississippi, Community Chorus' presen- 
tation of The Creation was sung by Mrs. 
George Melichar (Marie Howard Stokes, 
'46-'48), who studied with Mrs. Magnolia 
Coullet and was a member of the Sing- 
ers while at Millsaps. She is serving 
as soprano soloist with the choir of the 
First Methodist Church in Laurel. 

Dr. Earl T. Lewis, '50, has accepted 
a position as associate director of clini- 
cal research with Mead Johnson Com- 
pany in Evansville, Indiana. The Lewises 
will move to Evansville from Jackson 
on May 1. Mrs. Lewis is the former 
Mary Sue Enochs, '51. 

Flowering cherry trees, a gift from 
the International Christian University 
in Tokyo, have been planted on the lawn 
of the Evergreen Presbyterian Church 
in Memphis, of which the Reverend A. 
Patton White, '50, is pastor. The trees 

v.ere presented as a symbol of apprecia- 
tion for the support the church has 
given the university. The Reverend 
White first heard of the International 
Christian University while he was serv- 
ing as chairman of the World Student 
Service Fund at Millsaps. Under his 
guidance Millsaps became the first col- 
lege in the United States to send a gift 
to the school. 

William B. Selah, '47-'50, has joined 
the Mississippi Agricultural and Indus- 
trial Board as an industrial represen- 
tative. Formerly director of researc'i 
for the North Mississippi Industrial De- 
velopment Association, Mr. Selah as- 
sumed his new duties in March, when 
he and Mrs. Selah, the former Roberta 
Naef, moved to Jackson to make their 
home. He is the son of Dr. AV. B. Selah, 
LLD, '59, pastor of Galloway Memorial 
Methodist Church in Jackson. 

A two-year assignment as vice-con- 
sul and secretary at the American Em- 
bassy in Paris will begin in May for 
Edward E. Wright, '47-'48. The son of 
I\Irs. Ben L. Sutherland (Coralie Cotton, 
'25), of Kreole, Mississippi, Mr. Wright 
is acting as advisor to the United States 
delegation to the Second United Nations 
Law of the Sea Conference in Geneva. 

A candidate for the Ph. D. degree at 
the University of Mississippi this sum- 
mer, John T. Lewis, III, '53, will serve 
as assistant professor of psychology at 
Stephen F. Austin College in Nacogdo- 
ches, Texas, this fall. Mrs. Lewis is the 
former Helen Fay Head, '55. 

David McFarland, '53, will serve as 
instructor of economics at Princeton 
University this fall while he writes 
his dissertation for his doctorate. He is 
completing his formal work at Vander- 
bilt this spring. 

It will be back to school for Henry 
P. Mills, '53, immediately following his 
release from the service. He plans to 
enter Tulane in July to specialize in 

Kathryn Lynn Allen checks Future 
Alumni for information on her class- 
mates-to-be. She is the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen, both "54. 

ophthalmology. The Millses (Catherine 
Lotterhos) now have three children, a 
girl and twin boys (see Future Alumni). 

"Annie Get Your Gun" was this 
year's musical production at Pensacola 
High School, and Roger F. Hester, '53, 
directed and produced the show. A 
member of the faculty since 1957, Mr. 
Hester has staged "South Pacific" and 
"Show Boat" and organized a number 
of musical groups at the school. He 
received the MA degree from George 
Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn. 

Edwin T. Upton, '56, is serving as 
assistant pastor of the Boston Avenue 
Methodist Church in Tulsa. Oklahoma. 

Benjamin E. Box, '57, now attending 
the University of Mississippi Medical 
School, has been promoted from the 
rank of first lieutenant to captain in 
the Air National Guard of Mississippi. 
He serves on weekends as an aircraft 
commander of a C-119. Mrs. Box is the 
former Elizabeth Harris, '52. 

An original composition. Symphony 
No. 1, by Sam L. Jones, '57, was per- 
formed by the Eastman-Rochester Sym- 
phony Orchestra recently, and two parts 
of the work were selected to be played 
by the Utica, New York, Symphony 
Orchestra. Mr. Jones was invited to 
conduct his work at the concert. A grad- 
uate assistant at the Eastman School 
of Music of the University of Rochester, 
he will receive his Ph. D. on June 12. 
Mrs. Jones, the former Nancy Peacock, 
is teaching the fifth grade. 

A lack of recreational facilities in 
Guatemala encouraged Robert E. Morri- 
son, '53-'56, and some friends to open 
a chain of miniature golf courses. They 
have added to their holdings a restaurant 
which serves American food. Mr. Morri- 
son would like to see any Millsaps 
alumni who travel that way. His ad- 
dress is Playland Golfita, Plazuela 
Espano, Guatemala City. 

Record hops are nothing new, but the 
plans John Sharp, '58, is making for the 
Jackson YMCA-sponsored one include 
some big ideas. He plans to develop a 
council among the teenagers to make 
and enforce rules; to develop student 
talent for shows; and to offer an oppor- 
tunity for dancing lessons. Mr. Sharp 
received his Master's degree from 
George William College in Chicago, a 
professional school for YMCA workers. 

A National Science Foundation scho- 
larship has been awarded to William D. 
Balgord, '59, now completing work on 
his Master's degree in geochemistry at 
the University of Missouri. One of 1200 
fellowship award winners, Mr. Balgord 
will study at Pennsylvania State Univer- 
sity Kext year. 




'W/ t%-^ 

i}(? Fow Remember? 

On January 9 at 11:32 a. m. in our honor year, with 
little sound and fury, a gas well was brought in on the 
Millsaps campus. "The 'washing in' avoided the usual noise 
caused by the 'blowing in' process and prevented surround- 
ing residents and members of Millsaps College from being- 
disturbed," the Purple and White reported. Profit from the 
sale of the gas was to be used to increase the endowment 

Plans were underway for a new gymnasium to replace 
the one that had burned the year before, and the Purple 
and White stalled a move to name the recently completed 
science hall for "two of the outstanding scientists of the 
United States," Dr. J. M. Sullivan and Dr. G. L. Harrell. 

The Purple and White had to start the year with slim- 
mer-than-usual issues because of "generally depressed busi- 
ness conditions." which might be considered the understate- 
ment of that year. Harvey T. Newell, Jr., served as editor 
of the publication, and the names of Norman Bradley, 
Dixon Pyles, and Sara Anderson were seen often. Charlotte 
Capers wrote a column called "Weekly Capers." 

The faculty revised requirements for the Bachelor of 
Science degree, eliminating Mathematics 21 and 22 as re- 
quirements and making organic chemistry and qualitative 
analysis electives. The two-semester system had been in 
effect a shoi't time, and the faculty found it necessary to 
explain the new system more fully in the P & W. The pos- 
sibility of combining Whitworth and Grenada Colleges with 
Millsaps was under debate. 

It was the year the Bobashela used color on the cover 
and in full-color division pages. Theresa McDill was editor 
and Eddie Khayat was business manager. Dr. J. M. Sullivan, 

who was seriously injured in an automobile accident, was 
named Best Liked Professor in the feature section. Also in 
the section were Edward Assad Khayat, Master Major; 
Mary Heald, Representative Coed; John B. Howell, Best 
Liked Boy; Sara King, Best Liked Girl; Lee Stokes, "That 
Freshman"; and Sara King, Mary Sue Burnham, Mary 
Gillespie, Maude McLean, and Mary Woodliff. beauties. The 
annual was dedicated to V. B. Hathorn. bursar. 

It was the year that Russell Thorndike, "one of the 
greatest living actors," appeared in the city auditorium in 
"Macbeth," brought to Jackson by the Ben Greet Players. 
And the Millsaps Players presented "Nothing But the 
Truth," starring Louis DeCell, Grace Mason, Ewing Hester, 
Margaret Flowers, John B. Howell, Tom Neblett, Gordon 
Grantham, Kathryn Herbei't. Martha Donaldson, Daisy Kate 
Brown, and Hazel Harrison. 

Millsaps played Mississippi A & M, which later in the 
year changed its name to Mississippi State College, and 
lost by a score of 10-7. Mississippi College won, too, but 
the loss was avenged when the Majors beat the MC team 
in a charity game later in the season. 

The whole campus mourned the death of Commie V. 
Smith, who died of injuries received in a football game. 
His teammates served as pall-bearers. 

President of the student body was Walter Bivens, and 
president of the senior class was David Dubard. 

The Millsaps band combined with the 106th Engineers 
Band of the National Guard. Frank Slater was warrant 
officer and Tom Neblett was staff sergeant. The band 
posed on the steps of Murrah Hall in its official uniforms. 

It was that wonderful year 1932. 





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Millsaps College Alumni News 

Summer, 1960 

From the President 

"But what does it have to do with 
education?" This question was recently 
put to me by a discerning alumnus 
as we were discussing diverse activities 
in a college program. It ought to be 
faced forthrig'htly by the whole of 

We should have the courage to admit 
that too much of what college admini- 
strators, college teachers, college stu- 
dents do has too little to do with edu- 
cation. Social activities, athletics, mis- 
cellaneous organizations, weekend travel- 
ing, non-essential jobs, committee re- 
sponsibilities — such time-consuming and 
energy-depleting concerns may be en- 
joyable, entertaining, pleasant, profita- 
ble. They may in moderation be desira- 
ble, useful, important. But when they 
move in to possess the student, the ad- 
ministrator, the instructor, the time has 
come to call a resounding halt. 

Education is broader and deeper than 
teaching Johnny how to read. Thinking- 
is involved. Reasoning, interpretation, 
analysis are compulsory. Mastery of 
some subject matter and disciplined 
habits are required. 

Students should be coming out of col- 
lege with the kind of confidence and 
assurance that is the fruit of a thorough 
knowledge of history, an acquaintance 
with our culture, and a solid commitment 
to wisdom. 

All of education is expected to pro- 
duce such results. A church college pro- 
poses to undergird the entire enterprise 
with religious faith. Tt is the kind of 
faith which at once directs a man to 
accept with seriousness his role in his- 
tory and supports him firmly in his 
desire to make this acceptance useful. 
A Christian education causes a man to 
feel that what he does has eternal 
value and worth. 

Thoughtful people in America, in the 
interest of their own integrity and in 
the interest of our nation's strength, 
will increasingly be insisting that col- 
leges concentrate on education. All of 
us should be sensitive to what should 
be an inescapable and compelling ulti- 
matum to do more and more and more — 
at every level of education. This way 
lies a future worth our hope. 

A society of people, making such de- 
mands of its schools and colleges and 
providing the necessary resources for 
their support, has a desirable future, 
and only such a society deserves one. 


College, Whitwoi-th College, 
Millsaps College 

MEMBER: American Alumni Council 
American College Public Relations 


4 Alumni Day 

6 Men Are Traditions, Too 

9 Alumni Officers Named 

10 Tuition and Fees Increased 

12 Art and Drama 

15 Events of Note 

20 Major Miscellany 


A glimpse of spring: The water color 
painting of spring flowers featured on 
the cover was made by sophomore Rachel 
Peden. It was one of the paintings which 
were featured in the June exhibit (see 
page 12). 


Editors James J. Livesay 

Shirley Caldwell 

Photographer Frank Carney, '61 

Art and Layout 

Consultant Mack Cole, '60 

Volume 1 

JULY, 1960 

Number 3 

Published quarterly by Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. 
Entered as second class matter on October 15, 1969, at the 
Post Office in Jackson, Mississippi, under the Act of August 
24, 1912. 

Page Two 


Haynes and White Retire 

Students, faculty, and alumni paid tribute to two men whose names 
have become symbolic of the best that education can offer. 

Seventy years of devoted service to Millsaps College — 
and inestimable influence on the lives of thousands of col- 
lege students — were recognized and honored during the 
month of May as Professor R. R. Haynes and Dr. M. C. 
White neared retirement. 

An honorary degree for Professor Haynes and the es- 
tablishment of the Milton C. White Chair of English 
Literature were among the ways in which appreciation was 
shown. They were only indications of the esteem In which 
the two men are held. 

Letters from hundreds of alumni poured in for the two 
teachers, expressing gratitude, love, and admiration. Mixed 
reactions were noted: regret that future generations of 
Millsaps students would not know and study under these two 
scholars, and pleasure over the fact that there would now 
be the time for the reading, writing, and traveling which 
had had to be put off during the busy years. 

A special reunion of students who studied under Pro- 
fessor Haynes was held on Alumni Day in honor of the edu- 
cator, who has taught at Millsaps since 1930. A register of 
the persons attending was kept and later presented to him, 
along ^\^th a bound volume of the letters which had come 
for him and a check which was intended to convey the ap- 
preciation of his former students. 

Speaking for those students, Robert M. Mayo, newly 
elected assistant to the president of Hinds Junior College, 
said, "Many facile writers have found criticism of public 
education a profitable undertaking in recent years. Un- 
fortunately, some of this criticism is true. Those of us who 
graduated from Millsaps College and who had the privilege 
of having Professor Haynes guide us in our course of study 
and who now have some responsibility to the state and its 
citizens for the quality of public education have an over- 
simplified answer to the vociferous critics of our time. We 
believe nothing is wrong with the quality of public educa- 
tion in this state and in the Southland that more Millsaps- 

Haynes trained school teachers wouldn't cure. The supply 
of dedicated teachers who have their formal education deep- 
ly rooted in a strong liberal arts course of study, such as 
Millsaps provides, has never met the demand." 

At the graduation exercises ;\Ir. Haynes was awarded the 
honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the College. As Dean J. S. 
Ferguson placed the hood over his shoulders prolonged ap- 
plause came from the audience and the graduating seniors. 

More than 150 friends and former students gathered 
for a testimonial dinner honoring Dr. White, chairman of 
the English department, who has taught fifty years, forty 
at Millsaps. Speakers were Margaret Yarbrough, Indianola 
senior and an English major who was awarded a non-service 
scholarship to the University of Mississippi, who spoke on 
behalf of the current students; Dr. A. P. Hamilton, Emeritus 
Professor of Classical Languages, who welcomed his friend 
to the ranks of the emeriti; and Dr. R. H. Moore, chairman 
of the history department, who spoke on behalf of his 

Miss Yarbrough spoke of Dr. White as a teacher who 
"has challenged us intellectually and has been interested in 
us personally, inspiring us to a high level of expectancy . . . 
All teachers are admired by some members of the student 
body, but few are admired by all, as Dr. White is." 

In a consistently light vein, avoiding the sentimentality 
which Dr. White dislikes. Dr. Moore recalled the teacher's 
many contributions to campus life in his years at Millsaps. 
He said that in thinking over his accomplishments it had 
occurred to him that much of the motion at Millsaps had 
been begun by the shoves which Dr. White had given. 

Announcement of the establishment of the chair in his 
honor was made by Bishop Marvin Franklin, chairman of 
the Board of Trustees, who revealed at graduation that 
Dr. George W. Boyd, professor of English, had been named 
as the first to hold the position. 


Page Three 

These principals and superinten- 
dents of schools — a few of many 
— pose with Professor Haynes dur- 
ing Alumni Day's many activities. 

Alumni Day: A Time to Remember 

The 1960 celebration was also a time to honor as alumni paid 
tribute to two retiring professors and two now -closed schools 

Seldom has there been a time when 

Alumni Day meant so many different 

things to so many people as did the 
1960 affair. 

For Whitworth and Grenada alumnae, 
it was a time of organization and of re- 
newing old friendships as they held their 
first reunion since the schools merged 
with Millsaps in 1938. (Events of that 
reunion ai-e repoited elsewhere.) 

Former students of Professor R. R. 
Haynes, retiring chaii-man of the edu- 
cation department, gathered to pay 
tribute to his thirty years of teaching 
at Millsaps and to his considerable in- 
fluence in the field of education as a 
teacher of teachers. A reception in his 
honor was held in the Recreation Room 
of the Union Building from 2 to 4 p. m., 
and a large crowd of the state's teachers, 
principals, and superintendents gathered 
to wish the educator well as he entered 
the retirement stage. 

Many alumni came back to the campus 
to hear Dr. M. C. White deliver the main 
address at the banquet in the evening. 

Dr. White, who has been one of Mill- 
saps' most beloved and respected teachers 
for forty years, repeated his Founders' 
Day address, "Men Are Traditions, 
Too," which is to be found beginning 
on page 6 of this magazine. 

Others came simply to show their 
loyalty to Millsaps, to see old friends 
and classmates, to find out for them- 
selves that progress has been made and 
is being made, to talk with the teachers 
who so greatly influenced their lives. 

A baseball game with Alabama Col- 
lege, of Montevallo, Alabama, scheduled 
for 1:30 p.m. on Alumni Field, was rained 

At the banquet announcement was 
made of the results of the ballot-by-mail 
election of Alumni Association officers; 
the two honor groups were recognized; 
and Professor Haynes was presented a 
check of appreciation and a bound vol- 
ume of letters. Robert Mayo, super- 
intendent of the Clai'ksdale, Mississippi, 
schools, and representatives of Grenada 
and Whitworth were also speakers. 

Climax of the day's activities was the 
presentation of George Bernard Shaw's 
"Androcles and the Lion" by the Mill- 
saps Players. The "renovated fable" re- 
ceived hilarious treatment in the hands 
of the drama group. 

Reunion and Renewal 

In 1938, by action of the two confer- 
ences of Mississippi Methodism, Grenada 
College in Grenada, Mississippi, and 
Whitworth College in Brookhaven, Mis- 
sissippi, were closed because of mount- 
ing financial pressures. In effect, the 
two institutions of higher learning for 
women were merged with Millsaps Col- 
lege. Records of the two colleges were 
transferred to Millsaps, and Mississippi 
Methodists concentrated their support on 
the one institution. 

The entire state felt the loss of 
Grenada College, founded in 1852 as 
Grenada Female College, and Whitworth 
College, successor to old Elizabeth 
Academy, which was founded in 1818. 

Page Four 


The move to close the two institutions 
■was made with reluctance. 

Twenty-two years later, on May 7, 
1960, alumnae of the two colleges, so 
long separated and "lost" to each other, 
got together on the Millsaps College 

It was the first general reunion calling 
together all alumnae of the two schools 
since the institutions which gave them 
their education closed their doors. Be- 
cause of action taken by both groups, it 
was the first annual reunion and signaled 
the activation of a group whose ranks 
number in the thousands, full of potential 
for significant service and enlarging 

Efforts had been made earlier to draw 
Grenada and Whitworth alumnae closer 
to Millsaps College and to each other, 
but it was Mrs. Walter Ely, (Ruby 
Blackwell) Grenada '28, a member of 
the Board of Directors of the Millsaps 
College Alumni Association, who furn- 
ished the leadership in setting up the 
May 7 meeting. 

In the course of organizing the re- 
unions, she wrote: 

''It is an opportunity to perpetuate 
a heritage that exists in the lives of 
many fine people who attended and 
graduated from these colleges. Many 
are patrons of Millsaps. Many are con- 
tributing to the betterment of our na- 
tion through education, the profes- 
sions, and family contribution to 
church and community service. Such 
people need a "college home.' Millsaps 
is the ideal solution. In Millsaps we 
can exercise the natural loyalties and 
enthusiasms so inate in so many. We 
can do our church and Christian edu- 
cation a real sei-vice in this time of 
great need. 

"And besides these basic and urgent 
logical reasons, think of the fun we 
can have. Special recognition to those 
recognized by the gi-eatest number of 
her contemporaries . . . for the one with 
the largest number of grandchil- 
dren . . . for the most amusing true 
story that happened during college 
days! Oh, please help me to get them 
there! Some of my classmates I ha%-e 
not seen in thirty-two years! I want 
to see them . . . !" 

Others quickly joined Mrs. Ely and 
the Programs Committee of the Alumni 
Association in setting up the reunion. 

The alumni relations office wrote to 
the 150 alumnae of the tn'o schools 
whose names were in the files asking 
their help in locating fellow alumnae 
who were not listed. By May 7, over 
400 new names had been added. 

A special reunion committee began 
hard work on the big event. In addition 
to Mrs. Ely, Mrs. M. H. Brooks (Dorothy 
Middleton), Whitvvorth '27, and Mrs. 
J. W. Lipscomb (Anne Dubard), Grenada 
'31-'32, gave time and effort to the 
planning phase. 

Then, the big day arrived. Excite- 
ment and sm-prise gave way to joy as 
more than 100 alumnae came from far 
and near. 

During the afternoon reunion Gre- 
nada's hostess was Mrs. Lipscomb. Mrs. 
Ely served as mistress of ceremonies. 
In the Whitworth meeting room Mrs. 
Charles Stewart (Georgia Brumfield), 
'08, was mistress of ceremonies and Mrs. 
Brooks handled arrangements. 

Although the day was filled with 
many interesting features, Whitworth 
and Grenada "girls" found their pleas- 
ure in remaining in the meeting rooms 
and then moving to other spots on the 

campus to reminisce and make plans for 
the future. 

The climax of the evening came that 
night at the Alumni Day Banquet. 
Grenada and Whitworth alumnae and 
their husbands sat together at reserved 
tables and were given special recogni- 
tion. Seated at the head table as guests 
of honor were "the following teachers, 
who represented all of those who taught 
at the two institutions: Mrs. Otis Tutt 
(Ruth Bales), of Rome, Georgia, who 
taught at Grenada and Whitworth; Miss 
Gertrude Davis, of Raymond, Missis- 
sippi, who taught at Whitworth; and 
Miss E. Fay Griffith, of Grenada, Mis- 
sissippi, who taught at Grenada. 

Mrs. W. B. Harris (Sallie Dora 
Dubard), Grenada '05, of Millington, 
Tennessee, and Mrs. J. D. Upshaw 
(Christine Ferguson), Whit^-orth '27, 
of Louise, Mississippi, spoke sincerely 
and with great feeling in tribute to 
faculty members and to the colleges 
they called Alma Mater. These were 
high moments in the history of higher 
education in the state. 

When the evening ended after the play 
and goodbyes were being said, those who 
attended realized that associations 
which had been considered ended were 
renewed, and that once again the in- 
fluence of two great institutions, Gre- 
nada and Whitworth, would live on in 
and through the products of those 
schools, the alumnae, as they express 
themselves in their revitalized relation- 
ship with Millsaps College. 

The past had been honored, the pre- 
sent sei-ved, and the future filled -with 

When is the next reunion? It's Satur- 
day, May 6, 1961, at Millsaps College. 
That's Alumni Day! 

, ^ /% In 

\boTe: Whitworth alumnae make plans for future ^.-ji^- 

eunions. "*' " 

Sight: A Grenada alumna recalls some happy memories. 






Bv M. C. White 

One of Millsaps" most beloved teachers recalls men who 
have established the school's reputation for outstanding 
faculty leadership. 

Editor's Note: Few talks given on the Millsaps campus 
have received the acclaim which has been accorded "Men Are 
Traditions, Too," which started as a Founders' Day address 
and was repeated by request at the Alumni Day banquet. Again 
by request, it is printed here for those alumni who have missed 
it at its two campus presentations. 

My friends, I come before you today in all humility as 
your Founders Day speaker. Before me on this occasion 
have gone many far worthier and wiser than I am, I wish 
I could give you a learned discussion on educational theory 
and the function of our college, but unfortunately I have 
no such theory — or if any a very simple and elemental one. 
To me, the educational process is primarily a man speaking 
to men, and the best results are obtained in an atmosphere 
of mutual respect and good will. And since no idea is in- 
teresting until it passes through the mind of an interesting 
person, the man speaking must be a vibrant and interesting 
personality. In my forty years of teaching here, I have 
known many such, and in them Millsaps College has been 
greatly blessed. They are a tradition of Millsaps, whose 
characters and personalities we should not willingly let die. 
As their influence lives on, so should the memory and the 
knowledge of them be kept alive. Of those only who are 
no longer in active service I wish to speak. They are the 
tradition of Millsaps, 

Will you pardon a brief digression, in which I recall 
for you three very humble servants of our college, who were 
not in any sense members of our faculty, but whose memory, 
too, should be kept alive? To paraphrase Uncle Remus, 
"In these here low-grounds of our sorrow, we got to learn 
from them that knows too little same as them that knows 
too much," 

William Guy was one such early servant. He was the 
janitor for several buildings, and carefully pruned the 
"scrubbery" around the college. On festive days, at student 
request he mounted the "flatform" and with grand gesture 
and magnificent oratory gave his great oration on "The 
Supremacy of the Anglo-Saxon Race." 

Another faithful servant and interesting personality 
was Howard Cherry, On Cherry's twenty-fifth anniversary 

as janitor, "Motor" Carr, a great basketball player, and 
president of our student body, called Cherry to the rostrum 
and presented to him a student gift of $125,00. When the 
students loudly applauded Cherry's speech of thanks, he 
became rather excited and applauded, too. Cherry's use 
of words was always interesting and often quite original. 
When his cousin had a variety of insistent offers for his 
oil land in Yazoo City, he became thoroughly coirfused. Cherry 
said, "Those oil men had that nigger so hapazard, he 
didn't know where he was at." Cherry was much respected 
by faculty and student body. When he died, two years ago, 
five or six of his old friends on the faculty attended his 
funeral services in the Holiness Church to which he be- 

But most important in the life of the College and best 
loved was "Podner Ben," an old Negro whose official resi- 
dence was the State Insane Asylum, then located on the 
present site of the University College of Medicine, To old 
Ben, everybody was "Podner." He swept the gym, and kept 
score at basketball games, yelling to the girl athletes, "Get 
in there, big girl." He followed the sports around the sea- 
sons, carrying water for the Jackson Senators through the 
summer, then moving over to Millsaps football in the fall, 
then to girls' basketball, then to men's basketball, then to 
baseball, Podner Ben, anxious for his teams to win, gave 
as his recipe for victory, "Don't wase money on players; 
just get you a good empire." I never knew any one who 
loved sports better. If he finds there are no sports in 
heaven, he'll certainly ask for a transfer. When Podner Ben 
died, he was buried from the Millsaps chapel, the members 
of the football team serving as his pall-bearers. 

If I have digressed too long in recalling these servants 
of our College, you will please forgive. They were men 
of humble station, but interesting personalities, and each 
of them will linger long in the memory of the men and 
women of Millsaps, They belong to an earlier generation, 
and we shall not see their like again. 

Now to the main body and purpose of my address. It 
is to recall to you the great teachers of Millsaps who are 
no longer in active service. Among these, John Magruder 
Sullivan holds a high place. He was an evangelical Christian, 

Page Six 


as ready for a sermon as for a lecture on chemistry or 
geology. He was a truly remarkable man, enthusiastic in 
everything he did, and untiring mentally and physically. His 
geological discoveries, placed in the national museum, bear 
his name and will be a perpetual tribute to his memory. But 
in the hearts and minds of countless students there will 
linger the recollection of his knowledge and his zeal for 
learning, as well as the memory of weary legs when they 
tried in vain to keep up with him in his geological expedi- 
tions. For, even in his old age, he could walk faster and 
farther than any of his students. He was a good teacher, a 
good man, a devoted Christian. 

In close association with Dr. Sullivan in the science 
building which bears their names was Geoi-ge Lott Harrell. 
As befits a registrar and teacher of physics and astronomy, 
he made a fetish of accuracy and precision. He called his 
class roll twice. He kept time by his watch, by clocks, by 
the sun and by the stars. One day in the hallway I inquired 
of him the time. He said, "Five minutes and ten seconds 
until eight o'clock." Looking at my own watch, and seldom 
worrying about a discrepancy of less than five or ten minutes, 
I made the mistake of asking if his time was right. He re- 
plied, "Well, it is approximately right,"; then, taking out a 
notebook, he showed me the record. His watch had lost ten 
seconds in the last six months. Professor Harrell, despite his 
scientific interest and his passion for accuracy, was a man 
of sentiment and tender heart, and a devoted Christian. 
Over his desk in the registrar's office hung a placard which 
read, "He who has principle is inspired." Professor Harrell 
was an inspired man. 

Another great personality who has helped give Millsaps 
its tradition is Benjamin Ernest Mitchell. He is a scholarly 
teacher and a contributor to learned magazines. Mathe- 
matics to him is both philosophy and religion. In the orderli- 
ness of his science, he sees reflected the wisdom and the 
assurance of an infinite God. He is a sweet-spirited man, 
a loyal friend, and a devoted Christian. As one of his no- 
laborers said of him at the University of Mississippi after 
his retirment from Millsaps, "He is a great teacher, but if he 
taught nothing, his presence here would be a benediction." 
He is now giving his sei-vices to Belhaven College, and there, 
as everywhere, "he allures to brighter worlds and leads the 

Early in the 1920's Dr. David M. Key, Professor of Latin 
and Greek, succeeded to the presidency of the College. He 
was my teacher at old Southern, and my life-long friend. 
In tribute to him, I cannot do better than pass on to you 
the appraisal of Robert Mayo, superintendent of the Clarks- 
dale schools, who as a student here wrote as follows : 

'"One of the most delightful and kindly personalities at 
Millsaps is, in all probability, almost a stranger to you. 
You often see his slightly stooped figure about the halls and 
on the walks, and you have looked into his kindly eyes and 
tight-drawn face, but only a very small part of the student 
body ever really knows this 'campus stranger.' This stranger, 
dear students, is the president of Millsaps College, Dr. D. M. 

"If you confess that you don't know Dr. Key, there 
is nothing strange about that, because he probably doesn't 
know you. This sad state of affairs is your loss. Our presi- 
dent is a scholar and a busy man, and not the back- 
slapping salesman type of personality that is all too preva- 
lent today. 

"We must remember him from our freshman days as the 
shy, skinny man who sat on the stage in chapel occasionally, 
and who made a few more or less boresome speeches that 
went over our heads. He told us why we came to Millsaps, 
which weren't the real reasons at all, but we were convinced 
that if just a part of what he said was true, we certainly 
had not made a mistake. 

"At least one time during our stay at Millsaps, we 
have an occasion to see Dr. Key in his office. Some are 
called in for discipline, some have individual problems, while 
others have student group problems about which they need 
advice. Regardless of the nature of the intei-view you are 
made to feel that you are as much his guest as if you were 
in his private home. Dr. Key seems to be shy and ill at ease 
during an interview, but he gently and adroitly shapes the 
final results and leaves you feeling strangely pleased. He 
has an almost uncanny ability to judge human nature and 
to get to the gist of things; but the real Dr. Key is not 
portrayed in the role of an executive. 

"The real Dr. Key is the classicist and the teacher, and 

Six of Millsaps' traditions: A. G. Sanders, B. E. Mitchell, 
M. C. White, R. R. Havnes, A. P. Hamilton, and Alvin Jon 

King. They are a part of all whom they have met, to 
paraphrase Tennyson. 


Page Seven 

his natural setting is not the rostram nor the executive's 
desk, but the teacher's chair. When the real Dr. Key walks 
into the classroom to teach the classics, he seems a changed 
man. His figure seems a little straighter; his walk less 
shuffling; his eyes have a peculiar glow; the deep lines of 
his face seem less distinct; and the shy, apologetic man has 
been replaced by the teacher full of confidence and enthus- 
iasm for his work. He breathes the very breath of life into 
an otherwise dead and uninteresting subject, and you catch 
his enthusiasm as he plays with the broad humor of Plautus, 
or comments on the outworn advice of Horace." 

Such was the appraisal of Dr. Key by one of his stu- 
dents. Dr. Key was a great teacher, a great friend and an 
honest man — the noblest work of God. Compromise of princi- 
ple was impossible to his nature. He was a timid man 
and bold one — a man of great courage. Even in his de- 
clining days, his sense of humor did not desert him, and 
he could make mouths at the invisible event toward which 
the whole creation moves. After a serious operation for 
diverticulitis, he wrote me that he had been repunctuated — 
that the doctor had substituted a semicolon for a colon. I 
have had no better friend, and I have known no better 
teacher. D. M. Key was a great teacher and a great man. 

Next on my list of great teachers is Albert Godfrey 
Sanders, a man of vast and almost encyclopedic knowledge. 
He is the only man I know who holds three AB degrees — 
one from Southwestern of Texas, one from Yale, and one 
from Oxford. He has taught Greek, Latin, Spanish, French, 
and German. I never heard of his teaching Italian, but I 
know he reads it and can translate it without difficulty. 
As an Oxford scholar, he had opportunity to learn French 
as the French themselves speak it, not as the Prioress in the 
Canterbury Tales of whom Chaucer says, 

And French she spoke full fair and fetisly. 
After the school of Stratford-atte-Bowe, 
For French of Paris was to her unknowe. 
Professor Sanders' attractive personality, his wide read- 
ing and vast knowledge have made him the despair of stu- 
dents and fellow teachers alike. 

A. P. Hamilton, long-time professor of Latin, Greek, 
and German, has had a distinguished career at Millsaps 
College. He is a man whose religion is intelligent, undog- 
matic, yet sincerely felt and scrupulously followed. He is 
a man of principle who acts upon his convictions. In his 
face appears a spontaneous revelation of approval or dis- 
approval, of delight or disgust. If he wanted to lie, his 
expressive countenance would not permit. He has a varied 
culture and a richly stored mind. Literature, music, and 
art are all within his province. He appreciates and en- 
joys the finer things in each of them, and understands why. 
He has a remarkable memory, and a knowledge of the best 
that has been thought, said, and done in the world. He is 
strongly individualistic, and sufficiently different to be in- 
teresting. He reveres decorum and propriety, and would 
never in dress, speech, or action violate them — unless they 
got in the way of some phase of his spontaneous self-expres- 
sion. For A. P. Hamilton is a man of spontaneous, uncal- 
culating action, and one of the least self-conscious people I 
ever saw. Even the dead languages come to life under his 
pertinent illustration and anecdote. And if his stories call 
for loud shout and illustrative action, that's what they get. 
His students could anticipate that his courses might be 
exacting, but never dull. I think of him as a Christian gentle- 
man of high principles, a man of learning and of culture, 
and for fifty-three years my good and faithful friend. 

Among our great teachers, Mrs. Mary B. Stone should 
not be neglected. She was, for many years, my co-laborer 
in the English Department, and is, I believe, the only faculty 
member to die while in active service. She was a person of 

strong intellect and strong will, a truly Spartan character 
who revealed no weakness in herself, and could tolerate 
none in others. She is fondly remembered, and deserves, too, 
to be classed as a Millsaps tradition. 

Dean William E. Riecken will be remembered by many 
of you, not only in his executive capacity as dean, but also 
as a skillful teacher of science and a sympathetic and help- 
ful friend. He gave devoted and unselfish service to Millsaps 
College. He was a man of intelligence, integrity, and 
Christian spirit. 

Within the bounds I have set for myself in this address, 
my friend Raymond Haynes is not supposed to be men- 
tioned, but his long and unselfish service to Millsaps Col- 
lege and to the cause of education in Mississippi deserve 
a tribute. His place will not be easily filled. 

But the outstanding personality in all Millsaps his- 
tory was, almost certainly, J. Reese Lin. From 1912 to 1940, 
he occupied in Millsaps College what he humorously called 
not a chair, but a bench. He taught philosophy, ethics, logic, 
economics, and political science, with occasional excursions, 
when need required, into the fields of English and religious 
education. As Dr. Swearingen said of him, he neglected the 
arbitrary boundaries between fields of knowledge whenever 
occasion demanded a broader view. His knowledge was great, 
but his character was greater, and his own great qualities 
he stamped indelibly on those with whom he came into 
contact. He was a great teacher not only of the intellect 
but of the spirit. He gave to his students a sense of values, 
a set of principles, a philosophy of life. 

One unfailing attribute of this good man was his re- 
fusal to compromise with evil. To him, morality and 
righteousness were not relative matters, but rather were 
based on eternal standards. And good character in an in- 
dividual demanded not partial goodness, but the integrity of 
the whole man. I recall his reply when a teacher was plead- 
ing for leniency on a boy caught stealing. The teacher's plea 
was to go easy on the boy because "he's really a very good 
fellow." Professor Lin's disgusted reply was, "Yes, he's a 
g'ood boy, all right; just a wee mite thievish." 

But perhaps Professor Lin was greatest of all as a 
talker. In this he displayed a pungent wit and ripe wisdom. 
He delighted in clever turns of thought, and was a master 
of the proverb, the aphorism, the apt analogy. One Bobashela 
gave, as his notion of heaven, "Eternity and an audience." 
The Purple and White used to run each week one of his 
proverbial sayings under the caption of "Ducky Says." 
Let us sample his gems of wisdom. Ducky says: 

It is not so much the size of the dog in the fight 
as the size of fight in the dog. 

This man is distinguished for his ignorance. He has 
only one idea, and that is wrong. 

A word to the wise is sufficient, and there is no use 
to talk to anyone else. 

He said he could marry any girl he pleased. The 
trouble was he did not please any of them. 

Wisdom lies in knowing what to do next, and virtue 
lies in doing- it. 

The courage of a bulldog will always be a mystery to 
a rabbit. 

Ignorance in some people is just like a lady who 

laces her corset too tight — she's bound to bulge somewhere. 

The tail of any army will sometimes occupy the place 

formerly held by the head of the army — but it will still 

be the tail of the army. 

Hitler was not selfish — he only wanted the land that 
joined his. 

(Continued on Page 16) 

Page Eight 




Alumni Program Strengthens College 

Above: Vice-presidents Roby. Gaby, and 

Below: President Dribben and Secretary 

Millsaps College alumni, participating 
in a ballot-by-mail election of Alumni 
Association officers, named W. B. Drib- 
ben, '29, to serve as president for the 
year 1960-61. 

Dr. Dribben, who is superintendent of 
schools in Greenwood, Mississippi, suc- 
ceeded Dr. Noel C. Womack, Jackson 
physician, on July 1, as head of the 
organization which serves more than 
8,000 alumni of kno'\%'n addresses. 

Named to work with Dribben during 
the new year were Dr. Raymond Mar- 
tin, '42, Jackson physician, Ewin Gaby, 
'53, Jackson geophysicist, Charlton 
Roby, '42, Jackson business executive, 
vice-presidents; and Mrs. Dewey Sander- 
son, '50, Laurel homemaker, secretary. 

The announcement of the election re- 
sults was made at the climax of the 
Alumni Day banquet on May 7. 

The responsibilities of the alumni 
program for the coming year will be 
handled by a 45-member Board of Di- 
rectors which meets regularly twice a 
year and on call in between regular 

During the past year, under President 
Womaek's leadership, understanding 
and support of the College on the part of 
alumni and the general public has been 
increased and ties have been strength- 

Highlights of the 1959-60 alumni year 
should be of interest, particularly in 
view of the fact that so many persons, 
alumni included, feel that alumni ac- 
tivity is, at its best, superficial senti- 

Some of the accomplishments are 

described below. 

A new and significant relationship 

to Millsaps College was inaugurated 

for hundreds of alumnae of Grenada 
College and Whitworth College when 
they were honored at the Alumni Day 
banquet and held their first reunion 
since the institutions merged with 
Millsaps in 1938. 

A speakers bureau composed of 
alumni and friends throughout the 
state was established. Their job: to 
speak to civic, social, and church 
groups about higher education in gen- 
eral and Millsaps in particular. The 
idea was conceived during a meeting 
of one of the committees of the Board 
of Directors. 

Three new committees with responsi- 
bility for advising and assisting the 
College in long-range development 
plans, broadening and deepening 
alumni participation in College and 
Association affairs, and developing 
significant student-alumni relations 
were activated. 

Under the direction of Zach Taylor, 
Jr.. '44, Fund Chairman, and with the 
help of hundreds of alumni, the Fi- 
nance Committee had a part in ex- 
ceeding the 825,000 goal set for the 
1959-60 Alumni Fund. 

Two successful special days, Home- 
coming and Alumni Day, were spon- 
sored by the Association. High points 
were the highly respected Alumnus 
of the Year Award and the faculty 
seminar series, which features con- 
tinuing education for alumni. All at- 
tendance records were broken at 
Alumni Day. 

To emphasize the esteem and 
friendship in which retired professors 
are held, the Board of Directors 
made emeritus professors Mitchell, 

(Continued on Page 17) 

Page Nine 


Rising Costs Necessitate Action 

Tuition and Fees Increased 

Tuition and fees for one full year 
at Millsaps College have been increased 
by $100. The increase, the first in four 
years, was approved by the Board of 
Trustees and will go into effect in Sep- 

Students will pay $250 per semester 
in tuition and fees compared with $200 
during the 1959-60 session. 

The increase was made because of the 
pressure of constantly rising costs, of- 
ficials said. 

Announcement of the decision was 
made during the spring at a meeting of 
the members of the student body who 
will be returning for the 1960-61 session. 

President Finger presided at the 
forum-type meeting, presenting the rea- 
sons for the increase and giving an 
analysis of the use to be made of the 
additional money the College will receive. 
The budget for 1960-61 was presented 
with an explanation of sources of in- 
come and division of expenditures. Charts 
were used to illustrate the latter. Stu- 
dents participated freely in the discus- 
sion session which followed the presenta- 

Under the new plan, town students 
will pay $150 in tuition and $100 in 
general college fees per semester. Dormi- 
tory students will be charged a minimum 
of $63 for room and $162 for board 
each semester in addition to tuition and 

1960-61 BUDGET 


fees, bringing their semester costs to 

Despite the increase in tuition and 
fees, students choosing the new "board- 
ing plan" can attend for the same 
amount they paid during the 1959-60 
session. Under the plan, a student will 
pay $162 per semester for three meals 
a day. Boarding plan students will use 
the same cafeteria line as those paying 
cash or holding meal tickets but will be 
served a "standard" meal. 

In addition to the meeting of the 
student body, personal letters were sent 
to parents of students returning for the 
1960-61 session explaining the increase. 

According to Business Manager J. W. 
Wood, reaction has been generally fav- 
orable, with many students and parents 
of students expressing the feeling that 
it should have been done several years 
ago. Dean J. S. Ferguson reports that 
enrollment has not be affected by the 
move, with applications running slightly 
ahead of last year's figure. 

Since Woi'ld War II, costs of operat- 
ing colleges and universities have risen 

With the gradual disappearance of the 
large gifts to endowment funds, hard- 
pressed administrators and boards of 
trustees have had to turn to other 
sources to meet basic and urgent needs. 
American business leaders, concerned 
over the imminent financial crisis in 
higher education, have been quick to 
come to the assistance of colleges 
through outright gifts and other forms 
of aid. Along with this help has come 
the recommendation to college admini- 
strators to turn to those who benefit 
directly from higher education — the stu- 
dents and their families — as a logical 
source of additional funds. 

Within the past five years, hundreds 
of the nation's colleges and universities 
have heeded this advice from the busi- 
ness community. Tuition and fees have 
increased, sharply in some cases. As 
a church-related college, Millsaps has 
been reluctant to place undue hardship 
on its students — slow to move. Many of 
its sister institutions have sho\\Ti less 

A booklet on college costs published 
by the Life Insurance Management As- 
sociation in 1959 showed that while Mill- 
saps College costs during the previous 

year, totaled $840, Centenary charged 
$1,024; Davidson, $1,245; Southwestern 
at Memphis, $1,400; and Sewanee, $1,600 
The decision to add a modest $100 per 
year increase to tuition and fees — a 
25% increase over 1959-60 — has not 
come before it was needed. 

1960-61 BUDGET 



{1/3}, 240) 



'm eso]/MismiMmA ^^■i/" 

[i 107.400) 



Since the last increase (1955-56) gen- 
eral administration costs have jumped 
65%; buildings and loans, 750%; main- 
tenance (including wages), 73%; insur- 
ance, 40%; utilities, 40%; and faculty 
salaries, 55%. The number of faculty 
members to be paid will increase from 
44 during the 1955-56 session to an ex- 
pected 64 in the fall. 

To operate the College at its maximum 
efficiency and to maintain its traditional 
excellence in education, a budget of al- 
most $1,000,000 is required for the 1960- 
61 session. Items included in the budget 
are: instruction, $455,703, representing 
48% of the total; plant operation, $215,- 
021, representing 22.6%; administration, 
$185,680, representing 19.5%; scholar- 
ships, $63,400, representing 6.5%; and 
miscellaneous, $31,225, representing 

Page Ten 


Of the above amount, 53.690 must 
come from tuition and fees. Contribu- 
tions must supply 22.7%, endowment 
earnings 12.4%, and room rent and mis- 
cellaneous items, 11.3%. 

In his February report to the Board 
of Trusteees, President Finger dealt 
with the problem of sources of income 
for the College, giving special attention 
to the need for the student and his 
family to share in the solution of this 
problem. An excerpt from the report 
follows : 

"The responsibility for support- 
ing education by the state and by 
the church is recognized. At the 
college level we have a worthy 
tradition of asking the student and 
his family to share a part of the 
cost of education. In church col- 
leges this is substantial. We do not 
provide free legal service or free 
medical service to young people and 
their families. How much free edu- 
cational services should we provide ? 
I am disturbed, as are you. by the 
tendency of many people to go into 
debt for almost anything. I am 
equally disturbed when many people 
seem un-n-illing to go into debt for 
a college education. Benjamin 
Franklin once advised a lad: 'Put 
your money in your head, and no- 
body can take it away from you.' 

"I would not want to create an 
impression that I am unaware of 
or insensitive to the problems of the 
cost of a college education. A fam- 
ily with three children with a modest 
income has an acute problem when 
a year in college costs from $1,000 
to $1,200 as a minimum. I wish 
we had more scholarship resources 
for students and their families with 
established financial need, for there 
are many of them. 

"I recognize too that many stu- 
dents hesitate with good reason to 
go heavily in debt for the cost of 
their education. Some of them have 
plans for professions that do not 
promise substantial salaries — teach- 
ing, preaching, social work, for ex- 

"We have a stiuation in which the 
college and the student must join 
together equitably in providing the 
resources for our program. 

"As for the future of our College 
here, we shall be compelled to push 
ahead on all fronts. We shall need 
increased support from the Church, 
from individuals, from the business 
community, and we shall need to try 
to educate the whole of the state 
in regard to the responsibility for 
cost shared by the student and his 
One of the most urgent reasons for 













the action taken by the College is the 
matter of faculty salaries. With living 
costs continuing to climb, economic 
necessity is forcing many college teach- 
ers to leave their chosen profession for 
higher paying positions in business, 
industry, and government. To recruit 
and hold competent faculties in the 
face of this situation, colleges and uni- 
versities across the nation have moved 
quickly to provide long-delayed increases 
in pay and other benefits for the hard- 
pressed professor and his family. Obvi- 
ously this has placed pressure on other 
institutions of higher learning and par- 
ticularly those long known for great 
teaching, such as Millsaps. Although 
comparing favorably with other institu- 
tions in the state, the College salary 
scale is below that of many other liberal 
arts institutions in other areas. Pay for 
faculty members with the rank of full 
professor range from 86,000 to $8,400; 
associate professors, §4,700 to $6,800; 
assistant professors, $4,000 to $5,800; 
and instructors, $3,300 to $4,500. 

Recognizing the fact that the increase 
may work hardships on some students, 
the College has stepped up its efforts to 
provide additional funds for scholar- 
ships and on-campus jobs. Substantial 
loans are available through the National 
Defense Education Act to students need- 
ing help. The Alumni Association is 
joining the College placement office in 
locating suitable part-time jobs in Jack- 

son, and in other areas for summer em- 

On a national scale, leaders in gov- 
ernment and in other fields have rec- 
ognized both the necessity of higher 
education today and the higher price 
tag which accompanies it. Evidence of 
this recognition is the yet unsuccessful 
proposal introduced in Congress which 
would allow tax credit to parents for a 
substantial amount of the tuition paid 
annually for their children's education. 

Public support of this proposal is 
urgently needed if it is to receive seri- 
ous consideration. Some businessmen 
feel that the American public should 
pay the educational bill in the same 
way they finance most of their pur- 
chases, in installments. 

It is not surprising that the cost of 
education is inci-easing in an economy 
such as the one in which we live. On 
the other hand, it is surprising, when 
viewed from a practical standpoint, 
that the public has been willing to pay 
the full amount for luxuries but has 
been reluctant to assume more of the 
financial responsibility for higher edu- 

The Millsaps student pays approxi- 
mately one-half of what it costs to pro- 
vide him with educational services — and 
the total cost is still considerably less 
than what is charged in institutions of 
like quality. Educators and laymen 
have termed it "the best buy in a liberal 
arts education in America." 


Page Eleven 

Above: Striking lisliting effects and the use of imagery are 
characteristics of Franl< Hains' photography. The play is "Kismet." 

Lower left: Hains manages to capture the highly dramatics 
expressions in this picture from "Bullfight." 

Lower right: Cole's watercolor portrait of one of his classmates 
was one which was featured in the exhibit. 


Art am 

June was Millsaps month at the Muni 
cipal Art Gallery in Jackson, with tw 
exhibits by Miilsaps students beinj 
shown and with pictures of Millsap 
plays and other Lance Goss production 
forming a major part of another displaj 

Students of Karl Wolfe, who has bee 
a member of the Millsaps faculty sine 
194C and who is considered one of th 
South's outstanding' articles, had a water 
color exhibit in the Wolfe Gallery. Mos 
of the students were working wit 
water-colors for the first time. 

A one-man show by Mack Cole, senio 
from Laurel, filled half the main gal 
lery. Called by Wolfe an artist of more 
than-usual talent. Cole has include^ 
in his show water-colors and pen-and 
ink drawings. Along with the still 
lifes, landscapes, and portraits ar 
covers designed for Stylus Players' pro 

Moved by the Muses 

ma come to the forefront as 

il exhibits are 

rams, and Little Theater programs. 

A photograph exhibit by Frank Hains, 
imusements editor of the Jaclcson Daily 
^fews, was sho\vn in the other half of 
;he main gallery. Of the 131 on display, 
57 were pictures of Millsaps Players 
productions. Eleven more were studies 
)f Little Theater productions which were 
iirected by Lance Goss, director of the 
Players. (A local art critic, writing 
ibout the exhibit, credited the Millsaps 
Players and the Jackson Little Theater 
sdth fostering much of the interest in 
heater which has been developing in 
fackson and in Mississippi.) 

Jimmy Jordan, '56-'58, is having a 
ine-man show at the Gallery during 
;he month of July. Jordan also had 
,n exhibit at the Lauren Rogers Li- 
rary and Museum of Art in Laurel, 
Mississippi, his home town. 

Wolfe has often pleaded for recogni- 

tion for Mississippi's young artists as 
an incentive to them to continue to 
paint and to remain in Mississippi. He 
has written" . . . we believe it is possi- 
ble for Art to improve the moral and 
cultural climate in which we live. For 
we must believe that the true func- 
tion of an artist is to state as pro- 
foundly as he can some aspect of the 
truth, which he also can perceive. Of 
his success or failure in this task, it 
may be that only he can judge . . . We 
hope to find them [young artist] be- 
fore they have had time to compi'omise 
with what they believe in, before they 
have learned to paint what is fashion- 
able, or might win a prize, or entertain, 
or revolt or puzzle in order to gain at- 
tention; before they have forgotten, 
in some petty race for fame, what 
Art is for .... I hope we will learn to 
use those fresh gifts they bring us." 




Above: This pen-and-ink sketch was used by Cole to 
illustrate an original short story. 

Left: Sheer dramatic force is somehow retained in this 
photograph of the Little Theater production of "Time 

Members of one of the largest graduating classes in the 
history of the College received diplomas on May 29 in a set- 
ting which was as impressive as the ceremonies. 

The balcony of the Union Building served as the stage, 
while the hollow in front of the building provided a natural 
arena for the families and friends who attended. The late 
afternoon setting, with the sun sinking behind the Union 
Building, seemed to add a special benediction to the 

One hundred ninety-three seniors made up this year's 
graduating class, a number which included those who will 
complete requirements during the summer. Forty-seven were 
candidates for Bachelor of Science degrees, and 146 were 
scheduled to receive Bachelor of Arts degrees. 

Dr. Roger McCutcheon, visiting professor of English at 
the University of Texas and national representative of the 
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, was the 
Commencement speaker. Speaking on "The Function of a 
College," he said, "Popular opinion to the contrary, a good 
college believes that the most important thing in the uni- 
verse is a man, and the most important thing about a man 
is his mind. 

"A good college functions by serving as a transmitter of 
information and culture," he continued. Pointing out some 
of the major contributions of the past to the present, he 
said the college must create "a useable past" as well as 
provide education for contemporary needs. 

Following the presentation of the diplomas by Dr. 

H. E. Finger, Jr., four Mississippians were awarded honorarj 
degrees. Doctor of Divinity degrees went to the Reverenc 
Thomas 0. Prewitt, superintendent of the Seashore Disti'ict 
and the Reverend George R. Williams, superintendent oi 
the New Albany District of the Methodist Church. Doctor o1 
Laws degrees were awarded to John F. Egger, investmeni 
broker from Meridian, and Professor R. R. Haynes, retiring 
professor of education. 

Announcement of the establishment of the Milton C 
White Chair of English Literature was made by Bishoj 
Marvin Franklin, chairman of the Board of Trustees. H« 
also announced that Dr. George Boyd, professor of English 
has been selected as the first recipient of the honor. 

Earlier in the day the seniors heard Dr. Gerald 0. Mc- 
Culloh, director of theological education for the Methodisi 
Church, deliver the Baccalaureate sermon at Galloway Me 
morial Methodist Church. Titling his address "Spiritua 
Living' in a Space Age," he said that the seniors "must livt 
by the precepts of their Christian heritage, disclose anc 
uproot old evils, worship God, and give themselves in tota 
sacrifice for the sake of God and their fellow man ii 
they are to meet the requirements of Christian living in the 
space age. 

"Christian living requires that as God is the Lord oJ 
man's past he is the director of man's destiny. We cannol 
gaze long at the past. If it is simply transmitted through us 
and not enriched because our hands have touched it, ther 
we have failed the trust of our age." 

Page Fourteen 



from town and gown 

Science Grant Received 

A S14,765 National Science Founda- 
tion grant has been awarded to the 
science division for an undergraduate 
research training program during the 
1960-61 academic year. 

To be directed by Dr. Richard R. 
Priddy, chairman of the geology de- 
partment, the project will involve an 
interdepartmental study of the loess 
and soils derived from the loess in the 
Jackson-Vicksburg region. 

Fifteen Millsaps students from the 
geology, chemistry, biology, and mathe- 
matics departments vn\l be selected to 
participate in the research program. 
They may receive stipends of amounts 
up to S300 each for the academic year. 

The loess, an ancient ^vindblown de- 
posit, attains a thickness of some 60 
feet near Vicksburg, but it progressively 
thins eastward to Jackson as soils derived 
from the loess progressively thicken. 

The goal of the project is to describe 
the plant and animal communities sup- 
ported by the soil and to determine the 
chemical, geological, and physical fac- 
tors which control them. 

College Future Planned 

The initial phase of a ten-year de- 
velopment progTam for Millsaps College 
has been launched by a joint committee 
of trustees, alumni, faculty, and church- 

Established by the Board of Trustees 
for the purpose of "studying the need 
for Millsaps College and needs of Mill- 
saps College for the next ten years," 
the committee ■will meet regularly to 
make plans for the program's imple- 

Areas of activity to receive the com- 
mittee's attention include curriculum, 
enrollment, campus development, and 
financial support. 

Members of the Development Council 
are: Dr. W. L. Robinson, DD, '53, 
Columbus; Dr. W. B. Selah, LLD, '59, 
Jackson, representing the Board of 
Trustees; 0. B. Triplett, Jr., '24, Forest 
and Dr. Noel Womack, Jr., '44, Jackson, 
alumni; Dr. R. H. Moore '23, and Miss 
Bethany Swearingen, '25, faculty; George 
Pickett, '27-'30, Jackson, and Nat Rogers, 
'41, Jackson, associates; Mrs. Ross Bar- 
nett, '26, Jackson, W. J. Caraway, '35, 
Leland, Robert M. Hearin, Jackson, and 

Herman Hines, Jackson, members at 
large; and Bishop Man-in Franklin, 
LLD, '52, Jackson, Boyd Campbell, '10, 
Jackson, Webb Buie, '36, Jackson, and 
Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr., ex oficio members. 
The Development Committee of the 
Board of Directors of the Alumni Asso- 
ciation will cooperate with the Develop- 
ment Council in the ten-year program. 

Senior Essay Added 

With the beginning of the 1960-61 ses- 
sion, all English majors will be required 
to write a senior essay, a combination 
research and critical paper. 

Senior English majors will be re- 
quired to take a course called English 
201, a research and writing course, ac- 
cording to Dr. George W. Boyd, who 
will serve as chairman of the English 

The course was taught this year on an 
experimental basis as an elective for 
students planning to enter graduate 

The purpose of the course and the 
paper is to teach research techniques 
and advanced composition. The seminar 
course will be under the direction of 
the entire English depai'tment. An Eng- 
lish professor will be assigned to each 
student to direct and assist his study and 

Publications Recognized 

Student publications on the Millspas 
campus have received their share of 
honors this year. 

The Purple and White, which hosted 
the Mississippi Collegiate Press Asso- 
ciation at its annual meeting in May, 
captured a first, a second, and a third 
place award in the statewide competi- 
tion. The paper was judged best in 
the art category, second in general ex- 
cellence, and third in features. 

Millsaps senior Jack Shearer, of Jack- 
son, presided over the meeting. Susanne 
Batson, Clarksdale sophomore, was 
elected to serve as treasurer during the 
coming year. 

The spring issue of Stylus featured 
a transcript of a campus sjTnposium 
at which Miss Eudora Welty was the 
guest of honor. Members of the 
symposium panel questioned Miss Welty 
concerning her characters and how she 
conceives them, the place of the critic, 
her feelings about the various forms 
of art and communication, and many 

other related topics. 

The magazine also featured a formal 
essay by Margaret Ann Rogers, Jack- 
son senior. Titled "Search for Identity: 
A Study of Conflict in Chaucer's 
Prioress," the essay was awarded first 
place honors at the Southern Literary 

Twenty short stories, poems, and 
essays by twelve students are in the 
28-pag'e magazine, which was edited by 
Mack Cole, Laurel senior. 

Cover for the literary publication was 
designed by Bill Fortinberry, Jackson 
junior, and executed by the art depart- 
ment. Each of the covers was individual- 
ly silk-screened in green and brown on 
yellow stock. 

The 1960 Bobashela, which had as its 
theme "Millsaps in Motion," was re- 
leased to the public shortly before the 
close of the session. 

Carney to Head SEB 

In an election which was somewhat 
less spirited than usual, probably be- 
cause it came on the heels of a highly 
exciting Mock Democratic Convention, 
Frank Carney, of Crystal Springs, was 
named president of the student body 
for the '60-'61 session. 

Larry Aycock, Louisville, was elected 
vice-president. Secretary was Sara Webb, 
Jackson, and Bill Mooney, Pensacola, 
was chosen for the treasurer post. 

Carney advocated a better system of 
communication in informing the student 
body of campus activities and the pro- 
motion of more school spirit with re- 
gard to pride in the school's academic 

Approximately 60^'^ of the student 
body voted in the second primary. 

Sowell Named MIC Head 

Ralph Sowell, of Jackson, was elected 
chairman of the Mississippi Intercol- 
legiate Council for 1960-61 at the annual 
meeting of the group in April. 

Millsaps also won first place in the 
publications display, which was a special 
feature of the meeting. 

Student government leaders from 
thirteen state colleges, universities, and 
junior colleges participated in the meet- 

Sowell, a sophomore, is serving as 
editor of the Purple and White. 


Page Fifteen 

Major Fields Listed 

More members of the gi-aduating class 
of 1960 will enter the fields of educa- 
tion and religion than any other pro- 
fessions, if major subjects are any indi- 

Of the 193 students who received 
degrees on May 29, 31 majored in edu- 
cation. The field of English claimed the 
second highest number with 29, many 
of whom will teach. Religion is third 
with 18. 

Ranking fourth in the list of major 
subjects are history and economics, with 
16 each; biology, with 14; chemistry, 
with 13; mathematics, with 10; music, 
with 4; geology, with 4; physics, with 
4; philosophy, with 3; Spanish, with 3; 
and French, with 1. Two students had 
double majors. 

For a large number of the class the 
next few years hold more study in grad- 
uate and professional schools. 

Memphis to Hear Singers 

The Millsaps Singers has been listed 
as one of the top attractions for next 
year on the schedule of guest performers 
with the Memphis Sinfonietta. 

The choir, directed by C. Leiand 
Byler, will appear with the orchestra 

on March 28. Members of the Memphis 
Area Millsaps Club and friends of the 
College are helping to make the appear- 
ance of the Singers possible. 

Mr. Byler has been commuting to 
Memphis for several years to play 
French horn with the Sinfonietta. 

Honors Day Held 

The second annual Honors Day was 
held in May, with 114 students receiving- 
recognition for distinctive service and 

Dr. Frank Laney, chairman of the 
committee on awards, presented special 
awards to fifteen students. Fifteen 
others were recognized for attaining 
membership in Who's Who Among Stu- 
dents in American Universities and Col- 
leges, seventeen for receiving graduate 
study grants, seven for off-campus 
achievements, and fifty-eight for athletic 

The special chapel session was ar- 
ranged last year to pay tribute to per- 
sons who have brought honor to them- 
selves and to the College by their con- 
tributions to the various phases of cam- 
pus life. 

Six additional students were presented 
special awards at the Commencement 
exercises, and 113 were honored at the 
spring Tap Day ceremonies. 

ODK Selects Four 

Four alumni have been elected to 
active alumni membership in the Mill- 
saps chaper of Omicron Delta Kappa, 
national leadership honor society. 

Chosen by the chapter were Noel 
Womack, '44, G. C. Clark, '38, George 
Pickett, '27-'30, and Robert Ridg^vay, 
'35, all of Jackson. 

All four have been closely associated 
with the College and with the Alumni 

In addition to service to College, con- 
tributions to community and profession 
are considered in the election of alumni 

Millsaps Leads State 

Millsaps students have been awarded 
more Woodrow Wilson fellowships in 
the past fifteen years than students of 
any other Mississippi institution, ac- 
cording to the Foundation report for 

Millsaps has received nine fellowships, 
three coming this year. 

Next in order are the University of 
Mississippi, 6; Mississippi College, 6; 
Mississippi State College for Women, 
3; Mississippi State University, 1; and 
Mississippi Southern, 1. 

(Continued from Page 8) 
"Early to bed and early to rise" did not appeal very 
much to a galley slave. 

I have never seen a first class person come out of 
a second class home, but I have seen a second class per- 
son come out of a first class home. 

The only way to make some dogs good dogs is to 
amputate their tails behind their ears. 

Some of Professor Lin's stories display great wit and 
cleverness, as in this one concerning an incident in the 
Louisiana legislature. A very aristocratic member who was 
about five feet tall was insulted by another member, a 
blacksmith six feet, six inches tall. The small aristocrat 
challenged the giant to a duel, expecting him to choose 
pistols. The blacksmith chose as weapons sledge hammers 
and the place six feet of water in Lake Pontchartrain. 

But my favorite story of all concerns an incident that 
happened to Professor Lin when he was teaching public 
school in Natchez. For pushing a girl from her seat, a great 
bully of a boy was kept after school. Later, a Natchez 
grand dame told Professor Lin that she opposed all coi-poral 
punishment and demanded to know what Professor Lin had 
done to the boy. He said, " 'I cast an evil spirit out of him.' 
I thought best to answer her out of the Bible, because if 
I had told her I beat the devil out of him she wouldn't 
have liked it." 

Millsaps students enjoyed his personality, his wisdom, 
and his wit. No Millsaps personality has been more in- 
fluential. He was himself an institution and a tradition. 

For all these people whom I have listed as Millsaps 
traditions, there are certain common denominators: every 
one of them was an individual and an interesting personality 
in his own right. And all these teachers were people of 
culture and masters in various fields of learning. Their 
knowledge was not properly departmentalized according to 

Page Sixteen 

modern standards of specialization; they had not learned 
that a good teacher should endeavor always to know more 
and more about less and less. But they knew their students 
were in sympathy with them. They were all men of in- 
tegrity. At the same time that they taught their subjects, 
they inspired to virtuous manhood and Christian living. They 
were great men and great teachers; they were and are a 
tradition of Millsaps. 

And what more could I wish for the Institution I have so 
long served than that this tradition of great teachers be 
maintained; that scholarship be not neglected, but that 
Christian character, vivid personality, and enthusiasm for 
teaching be of first consideration. For knowledge and wis- 
dom are far more often caught than taught, and no idea 
is interesting until it passes through the m!nd of an in- 
teresting person. 

Under such inspired teaching, Millsaps will continue to 
give to the world graduates who are good scholars, good 
citizens, and good Christians. From such teaching will arise 
the ideal Millsaps man — one who keeps alive in himself the 
spirit of inquiry and is not afraid to face the truth; one 
who preserves a liberality of opinion and favors whatever 
contributes to human welfare. This ideal Millsaps man 
will keep his faith in progress and labor toward it, and yet 
never trust in panaceas and in the nostrums of quacks. For 
progress is slow and always has been, and human nature is 
not to be changed in a moment. This ideal Millsaps man 
will have at the basis of his life a firm faith in a benevolent 
deity, and in Jesus Christ as the supreme revelation of 
the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. In that 
faith, he can trust in his own future and in the destiny of 
our world, and know himself as a co-laborer with God in work- 
ing toward an ultimate good. 

Great teaching, great teachers, and great men are a 
Millsaps tradition. Pray God it may ever be so! 


Faulkner at Oak Ridge 

Donald E. Faulkner, junior from 
Vicksburg, was selected to participate 
in a special prog-ram that ■\\nll enable 
him to spend the summer working in 
an atomic energy laboratory in Oak 
Ridge, Tennessee. 

Faulkner is one of thirty-nine science 
students selected to go to Oak Ridge 
between their junior and senior years. 
While working in the Oak Ridge Na- 
tional Laboratory Physics Division, he 
will gain first-hand experience in the 
career he intends to pursue. 

Finger Elected to Senate 

Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr., was elected to 
the 21-man University Senate at the 
General Conference of the Methodist 
Church in Denver early in May. 

The University Senate is the ac- 
crediting and standardizing' agency for 
all of the educational institutions related 
to the Methodist Church. Eleven of its 
members are elected by the church's 
General Board of Education, with the 
other ten elected by the Council of 

The senate also serves as consultant 
and counselor for all educational mat- 

( Continued from Page 9) 

Sanders, King. Hamilton, White, and 
Haynes honorary alumni. 

A plan was approved which calls 
for the inauguration of a drive to 
activate Millsaps Clubs in out-of-state 
areas where sufficient numbers of 
alumni and friends live. 

To enable both groups to under- 
stand and appreciate the contribu- 
tions they make the life of the Col- 
lege, the Board proposed an annual 
meeting- of the faculty and the Board 
of Directors. 

Across the nation this year alumni 
came to understand that, like it or 
not, Millsaps' reputation and their 
injuries the alumnus, injuries his Alma 
Mater. What injures his Alma Mater 
and its future injures him. 

The year ahead is filled with possi- 
bilities. Dr. Dribben, his officers, board 
members, and the 8,700 alumni (includ- 
ing Grenada and Whitworth alumnae) 
are faced with a challenge. The chal- 
lenge is one confronting America. Shall 
the nation's private colleges go down- 
ward in quality, ovei-whelmed by econo- 
mic and social pressures which make true 
education of the mind and inspiration 
of the spirit impossible, or shall they 
receive the understanding and support 
they deseri-e and must have? 

ters of the schools related to the church. 
All changes in status or type of school 
must be approved by the group. 

Students Win SLF Awards 

Two first-place awards went to Mill- 
saps students at the Southern Literary 
Festival this year. 

Peggy Rogers, of Jackson, received 
first place honors in the formal essay 
di-vision, and Kent Prince, Newton, was 
named first place awardee in the news 
story section. 

Miss Rogers' essay was entitled 
"Search for Identity: A Study of Con- 
flict in Chaucer's Prioress." Prince, who 
served as editor of the Purple and White 
for two semesters, entered a news story 
which appeared in the paper. 

No Sweepstakes Award was given 
this year. For the past two years the 
award has been won by Millsaps Stu- 


This column is dedicated to the 
memory of graduates, fonner students, 
and friends who have passed away in 
recent months. Every effort has been 
made to compile an accurate list, but 
there \^-ill 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: 

John Day Brabham, '26-'28, who died 
November 14, 1959. He was a McComb, 
Mississippi, resident. 

Ruth Cooper, who died on June 15. 
She ■will be remembered by many former 
coeds who lived in Whitworth and 
Sanders dormitories as the daughter of 
Mrs. Hattie Cooper, housemother for a 
number of years. 

Alfred M. Ellison. Sr., '03, who died 
March 31. He was a resident of Jack- 

Gordon R. Hazell (husband of the 
former Eleanor Millsaps, '50-'52), who 
was killed on April 23 in a test flight of 
a new Navy helicopter in Connecticut. 
A memorial service was held on May 
25 in the Nichols Methodist Church. In 
addition to his wife, he leaves two sons 
and two daughters. The younger boy 
was born ten days before the fatal crash. 

Edwin H. Jones, '54, who died March 
1st in a traffic accident near Jackson. 
Survivors include his wife, the former 
Virginia Hewitt, '54. 

Francis Houghston JMcLaurin. '16-'71, 
who died March 4th. He was a resident 
of Ellisville, Mississippi. 

John Aubrey Wooten. '29, who died 
April 20. He was living in Jackson. 

Ruby Dot Adams, '58, to J. Kirston 
Henderson. Living in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Edith Jeanine Adcock, '59, to Bryant 
Manning Allen. Living in Jackson. 

Floyce Ann Addkison, '60, to Cecil 
Arthur Rogers, Jr., current student. 
Living in Jackson. 

Muriel Allen, '51, to Lawrence Denson 
Jones, Jr. Living in Goose Bay, Labrador. 

Grace Elizabeth Bartling, '60, to James 
Love Moore. Living in Fredericksburg, 

Virginia Alice Bookhart, '60, to Robert 
Hudson Patterson, '58. Living in New 

Beverly Jo Bracken, '60, to Fred 
Thomas Rhodes. Living in Jackson. 

Elinor Gwin Breland, '59, to V\'alton 
Ferguson Dater. Jr. Living in Greenville, 

Bethany Byrd, '55-'5T, to Waldo 
Putnam Lambdin. Living in Natchez, 

Elizabeth Ann Clark, '59, to John 
Sharp Gatewood, '60. Living- in Yazoo 
City. Mississippi. 

Jo Anne Cooper, '54, to Robert 
Vansuch. Living in Germany. 

Dorothy Lynn Darby, '57-'59. to Allen 
Leon HoUoway, '55-'56. Living in India- 
nola, Mississippi. 

Jessie Lola Davis, '38, to Juan Jose 
Menendes. Living in Pasay City, Philip- 

Doris Kay Diokerson, '59, to David 
Eugene Ulmer, current student. Living 
in Jackson. 

Alma Catherine Dillon to Dr. McWillie 
Mitchell Robinson, '54. Living in Jack- 

Elizabeth Dribben, '60, to Marvin 
Homer Jeter. Jr.. '58. Living in New 

Judith Chloe Forbes, '59, to Dr. Rich- 
ard Beirne Ellison. Living in Honolulu. 

Nancy Rebecca Ford, '58-'60, to Wil- 
liam Bailey Tull. Jr.. '59. 

Joan Lucille Fraizer, '60, to James 
Thomas Bro\\Ti. Living in Louisville, 

Isabel Gray. '59, to Ralph Franklin 
Kelly, current student. Living in Jack- 

Shirley Yvonne Habeeb, '59, to Robert 
Luther Abney, HI, '59. Living in Jack- 


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Mary Stewart Hamilton, '57-'60, to 
Sam Erwin Ezelle. 

Margaret Zoe Harvey, '60, to Arnold 
Arlington Bush, Jr., '59. Living at Sewa- 
nee, Tennessee. 

Roshell Henli;e to Lt. (jg) John B. 
Campbell, '5(;. Living in Norfolk, Vir- 

Sybil LaVern Hester, '59, to Dr. Gra- 
ham Boyd Shaw. Living in Jaclcson. 

Judith Hill Jones, '58-'59, to Joshua 
Pearre Hamilton, IL Living in Texas 
City, Texas. 

Mary Gatewood Lambert, '58-'59, to 
Roland Earl Slover. Living in Natchez, 

Laura Nell Lecornu, current student, 
to the Reverend Paul W. Young, '60. 

Jane Cooper Lehmann, '56-'57, to 
Charles Everett Wilson. Living in Can- 
ton, Mississippi. 

Karolyn Ruth Long, '60, to James 
Robert House, Jr., '56-'58. Living in 

Patricia Ann Long, '58-'60, to David 
Robin Weaver, '60. Living in Menirihis. 

Sally Ann McDonald, '53-'54, to the 
Reverend Benjamin Franklin Lewis, '53. 
Living in Ripley, Mississippi. 

Marian Elise Mcintosh, '55-'57, to 
James Stewart Gantt. Living in Collins, 

Carolyn Lenora Mahaffey to .James 
Edward McAtee, '60. Living in Jackson. 

Melanie Matthews, '59, to Clyde Clay- 
ton Anthony, Jr., '58. Living in Jackson. 

Margaret Odette Michel, '51-'52, to 
Tom Luther Head, Jr. Living in Jackson. 

Linda Joyce Noble, '59, to Pat Lee 
Gilliland, '60. Living in Jackson. 

Annis Julia Pepper, '60, to Albert 
Edward Breland, Jr. Living in Jackson. 

Mary Frances Pleasants, '55-'57, to 
Joseph Armon Brady. Living in Okolona, 

Mary George Price, '55, to Peter 
Segota. Living at Patuxent River, Mary- 

Eleanor Marie Rasor, '59, to John 
Edward Appman. Living in Knoxville. 

Rose Wells Reynolds, '57-'59, to Joseph 
Thomas Lee. Living in Jackson. 

Corinne Frances Robertson, '56-'58, to 
Thomas Vernon Lee Mills. 

Mary Jo Shaw to Dr. J. Ernest Mincy, 
'54. Living in Albany, New York. 

Carole Anne Shields, '60, to William 
Marvin Dye, Jr. Living in Jackson. 

June Shoemaker, '58, to Winon D. 
Starnes. Living in Greenville, Missis- 

Mary Margaret Stewart to William 
McArn McKell, Jr., '59. Living in Jack- 

Rebecca Jewel Taylor, '60, to John D. 
Bourne, Jr. Living in Huntsville, Ala- 

Barbara Ann Thomas, '57, to Kaleel 
George Saloum. Living in Gulfport. 

Sadie Marie Thomas to Paul Douglas 
Shirley, '53-'54. Living in Jackson. 

Barbara Miller Thompson to David 
Alexander Harris, '55. Living in Jack- 

Jeannie Wesley. '60, to William R. 

Hendee, '59. Living in Blackfoot, Idaho. 

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

Charlotte Laraine Barry, born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Stewart Barry, '60 and '58-'59. 
Mrs. Berry is the former Royanne 

Susan Joan Berry, born to Mr. and 
Mrs. James O. Berry, '57 and '56-'58, on 
May 15. Mrs. Berry is the former Nancy 

Elizabeth Bronwyn Boyd, born June 
3rd to Dr. and Mrs. George W. Boyd. 
Dr. Boyd is professor of English at 
Millsaps. Other Boyds are Deirdre 
Demetria, 7, and George Andrew, 5. 

Melissa Ann Crook, born April 30, to 
Mr. and Mrs. Clements B. Crook (Ann 
Brown), '42 and '46-'47. She was wel- 
comed by John Boyd, 1. 

Lydia Lee Dukes, born May 27, 1959, 
adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dukes 
(John Sharbrough, '44). 

Laurie Frantz, born to Mr. and Mrs. 
F. H. Frantz on March 31. Mr. Frantz 
attended in '43-'44. Mrs. Frantz, the 
former Marie Grubbs, is a member of 
the class of '44. 

Donavon George Inkster, born June 6th 
to Mr. and Mrs. James Inkster, '56-'57 
and '57. Mrs. Inkster is the former Lucy 

Thomas Richmond Lewis, born June 
13th to the Reverend and Mrs. T. W. 
Lewis, III, '53 and '50-'53. Mrs. Lewis 
is the former Julia Aust. 

Vicki Jo Loflin, born to the Reverend 
and Mrs. Jack Loflin (Jo Nail), '56 and 
'54, on October 7th, 1959. 

Alvah Carl Long, III, born to Mr. and 
Mrs. A. C. Long (Lynnice Parker, '57) 
on March 14. 

James Mark McCormick, born May 
22nd to the Reverend and Mrs. James 
McCormick (Patricia Chunn), both '57. 

Mack Leshe Mohon, born May 11 to 
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Mohon (Annette 
Leshe, '57). He was welcomed by Sammy, 

Kimberly Elizabeth Morris, born to 
Mr. and Mrs. John Morris (Peggy 
Falkner), '52-'54 and '54. 

Maria Georgina Norona, born May 24th 
to Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Norona. 
Mrs. Norona taught Spanish during the 
1959-60 session. The Noronas have 
another child, Gabriel, 3. 

Mark Gerald Trigg, born March 19 
to the Reverend and Mrs. 0. Gerald 
Trigg, '56 and '57. Mrs. Trigg is the 
former Rose Cunningham. 

Marjorie Sivewright, born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Al Sivewright on February 1. Mrs. 
Sivewright is the former Josephine 
Lampton, '53. 

Celieta Jewel Wofford, born to the 
Reverend and Mrs. Jess Douglas ("Tex") 
Wofford on May 27. Mr. Wofford is a 
'54 graduate. Douglas, 5, and Daj-rell, 
3, complete the family. 

Robert Keith Wolverton, born to Dr. 
and Mrs. J. Keith Wolverton on May 
28th. Dr. Wolverton attended Millsaps 
in 1950-51 and 1953-54. 

Susan Lee Woodard, born to the Rev- 
erend and Mrs. Robert Thomas Woodard 
(Frances Moore), '54 and '55, on June 
4th. Susan Lee has a sister, Jeffrey 

Lynn, 2 1/2. 

Michelle Marie Yonker. born April 27th 
to Mr. and Mrs. Myron W. Y'onker, Jr. 
(Mary Emilia Weber, '53). Michael, 15 
months, is the other member of the 

Donald Richard Youngs, Jr., born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Youngs, '56 and 
'53-'54, on April 15. Mrs. Youngs is 
the former Cindy Falkenberry. Susan 
Marie, 2, completes the family. 

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It's been a busy summer for the De- 
partment of Athletics at Millsaps Col- 
lege. In fact, Buie Gymnasium never 
had it so noisy in June and July. 

Coaches Erm Smith and Jim Mont- 
gomery have seen to it that there's 
been no summer slump. 

The reason for all of this activity: in- 
tercollegiate athletics during the school 
year 1960-61. 

With no teaching responsibilities to 
limit his time this summer, Coach Mont- 
gomery has been keeping the highways 
hot visiting the Millsaps-type athlete — 
the good scholar-good ball player com- 
bination. Coach Smith, in between 
classes, has joined him in the campaign. 

In addition, a direct mail program in 
progress since spring reached a climax 
in June. Letters have gone to high 
school counselors, deans, alumni, pastors, 
and current members of the student 
body. The purpose: to identify, seek 
out, and interest the young man who 
can profit by an education at Millsaps 
while he participates in intercollegiate 

The results have been, to put it con- 
servatively, encouraging. To date, the 
number of athletes who have applied for 
admission or are returning- for another 
year of competition number almost 65. 
More are expected. 

It now appears that at least 50 men 
will report for football drills on August 
31. Coach Montgomery has identified 
22 basketball players who will report, 
among them several men who are 6'4" 
and over. Baseball and tennis prospects 
are the best in years. 

It's been a busy and productive sum- 
mer for the Department of Athletics. 

Newcomers on the 1960 football sche- 
dule are University of Tennessee (Martin 
Branch) and Harding College. Missing 
are Henderson State, Arkansas State, 
and Mississippi College. The Homecom- 
ing game is with Howard College on 
October 15. 

Here are some statistics we felt you'd 
like to see. They come from the library's 
Purple and White and Bobashela files. 

Since 1920, the Majors have won 131 
football games, lost 136, and tied 22. 

Since the inauguration of the pro- 
gram of complete nonsubsidization in 
1946 the record is as follows: won, 49, 
lost, 44, tied, 4. 

We note with intei'est the announce- 
ment by Howard College of a new 
athletic program built on the granting 
of athletic scholarships. The average 
grant for athletes who are not residents 
of Birmingham will be $950 per year. 
Birmingham residents wU receive $450 
per year. Athletic Director James Shar- 
man said that the program would cost 
$50,000 per year. We wish the Bulldogs 
well in the new program, and we ap- 

preciate the forthright manner in which 
they have handled the change. 

Almost at the same time we learned 
of Presbyterian College's new athletic 
policy. Subsidized for a number of years, 
the PC trustees adopted a matching 
"dollar for dollar" policy to finance 
scholarships and for qualified athletes. 
Alumni and other friends of the College 
will be asked to provide one half of the 

"Since 1955, the cost of the athletic 
program of the College has increased 
58%. The main problem is one of balance 
between the basic mission of the College 
and the athletic phase of its program," 
the editor of the alumni magazine wrote. 

The "Walter Johnson Club," booster 
organization for the Presbyterian sports 
program for a number of years, was 
asked to take the lead in raising the 
$31,000 annually, one-half the amount 
needed. In 1959 the Club raised $8,250. 

A paper reporting on the work of 
four of the students and teachers parti- 
cipating in the National Science Founda- 
tion Undergraduate Research Participa- 
tion Program was read by Dr. Donald 
Caplenor. chairman of the biology de- 
partment, at a meeting of the Associa- 
tion of Southeastern Biologists. The 
paper concerned the autecology of the 
bitterweed. Assisting Dr. Caplenor on 
the project were Lucille Pillow, Green- 
wood; William Rushing, Itta Bena; and 
David Weaver, Ackerman. 

Mary Dell Fleming, daughter of Dr. 
and Mrs. N. Bond Fleming, was one of 

six Mississippi students who were Na- 
tional Merit Scholarship winners this 
year. She plans to enter Millsaps next 
year to major in sociology. Dr. Fleming, 
chairman of the philosophy department, 
begins a leave this year to serve with 
the Woodrow Wilson scholarship founda- 

A member of a panel which discussed 
admission policies and problems for 
small schools, Paul D. Hardin, '35, 
registrar and associate professor of 
English, traveled to Los Angeles in 
Api'il to attend the American Associa- 

tion of College Registrars and Admis- 
sions Officers Convention. The 1960 
Bobashela was dedicated to Mr. Hardin 
in recognition of his many contributions 
to campus life. 

In keeping with his growing national 
reputation as an authority on teenage 
drinking. Dr. George L. Maddox. chair- 
man of the sociology department, served 
as a consultant for the U. S. Public 
Health Service at two conferences in 
February and was invited by Yale Uni- 
versity to serve as a member of the 
faculty of the Summer School of Alcohol 
Studies this summer. He was also one 
of thirteen sociologists who were in- 
vited to attend a research conference 
on drinking behavior in New York City 
in May. Dr. Maddox will begin a two- 
year leave in September, a period which 
he will spend at Duke University as 
visiting associate professor of sociology 
and Russell Sage Resident in Medical 

The Doctor of Education degree was 
awarded to James A. Montgomery, as- 
sociate professor of physical education, 
by George Peabody College in June, 
making Millsaps the only college in the 
state with a coach of intercollegiate 
sports who holds a doctorate. Earlier 
Dr. Montgomery was named a member 
of the Steering Committee of the Gov- 
ernor's Council on Youth Fitness. 


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One of Millsaps' most loyal supporters 
is Simon Wilson Dismukes, 1892-1896, 
who keeps residents of the Greenwood, 
Mississippi, Nursing- Home informed 
about the school. His family says he 
loves to have visitors and would wel- 
come visits from Millsaps alumni. 

Now a member of the faculty of East 
Central Junior College in Decatur, Mis- 
sissippi, the Reverend Lambert Neill, 
'06, has behind him 46 years as a pastor. 
In addition to holding Methodist pas- 
torates in Gulfport, Laurel Yazoo City, 
Brookhaven, Vicksburg, and Natchez, 
he worked for four years helping to 
establish Methodism throughout central 
Europe from a post in Prague, Czecho- 

Five alumni served as part-time in- 
structors at the College during the '59- 
'60 session. Miss Annie Lester, '16, taught 
math; Mrs. James Cavett (Clara Porter, 
'44) taught biology; Dr. Henry C. Ricks, 
'40, was associated with the biology de- 
partment; and James Ray Hood, '58, was 
a member of the coaching staff. Another 
alumnus, T. W. Lewis, III, '53, joined 
the faculty as a full-time member of 
the religion department. 

After a number of years in the teach- 
ing field, Mrs. Lottie B. McRaney 
Mitchell retired this year as associate 
professor of English at Southeastern 
Louisiana College. Reason for her re- 
tirement was illness. Mrs. Mitchell grad- 
uated from Whitworth College in 1916, 
but she is also a member of the Millsaps 
class of 1939, having received another 
AB degree that year. 


Now living- in Cleveland, Mississippi, 
where he has a studio-gallery, Joseph 
M. Howorth, '19-'21 recently had a one- 
man show of paintings in Cleveland. He 
has also exhibited at Merigold, Oxford, 
and Allison's Wells, Mississippi; and in 
Washington, D. C. He practiced law in 
Jackson and Washington for a number 
of years and was legislative attorney 
for the Department of the Army follow- 
ing World War II. 

Honorary degrees have been awarded 
to Dr. Maxine Tull Boatner, '24 and 
Marshall Hester, '31, by Gaulaudet 
College, the only college for the 
deaf in the world. The author of Voice 
of the Deaf, a biography of Edward 
Miner Gallaudet, founder and first 
president of the college. Dr. Boatner 
was selected for the honor for her 
"preminence in and distinguished service 
to the field of the deaf." Her husband, 
Dr. Edmund B. Boatner, '19-'21, is su- 
perintendent of the American School for 
the Deaf in West Hai'tford, Connecti- 
cut. Mr. Hester is superintendent of 
the New Mexico School for the Deaf. 
He has served in a number of executive 
positions in educational organizations 
and is the author of several articles 
which have been published in educational 
journals. Mrs. Hester is the former 
Winifred Scott, '31. 


An article by Mrs. Earl Alford 
(Dorothy Moore, '30), appeared in the 
May issue of the Mississippi Educational 

Advance. Mrs. Alford teaches freshman 
and senior English in the Crystal 
Springs, Mississippi, schools. She recent- 
ly became a grandmother when her 
daughter Carol, who studied in England 
under a Fulbright Scholarship, gave 
birth to a son. 

Dr. Merrill O. Hines, '31, assumed his 
new duties as medical director of the 
Oschner Clinic in New Orleans on May 
1, moving up from the position of as- 
sistant medical director. He is also head 
of the proctology department. He is 
president-elect of the American Procto- 
logic Society, an assistant professor of 
clinical surgery at Tulane Medical 
School, a senior associate in surgery at 
Touro Infirmary, and a senior visiting 
surgeon at Charity Hospital. Dr. Hines 
is married to the former Margaret Davis, 
and they have two children, Margaret, 
14, and Merrill, Jr., 12. 

Gycelle Tynes, 'S3, who became super- 
intendent of the Clarksdale, Mississippi, 
public schools in July, continues the line 
of Millsaps alumni who filled the posi- 
tion. Harvey B. Heidelberg, '03, served 
the school system for fifty years and 

was succeeded by Robert M. Mayo, '37, 
who served for five years before resign- 
ing this year to accept a position with 
Hinds Junior College in Raymond, Mis- 
sissippi. Another alumnus, C. H. Car- 
ruth, '29, has served as assistant super- 
intendent for a number of years. Mrs. 
Tynes, the former Dorothy Cowen, '36, 
will accompany her husband to Clarks- 

M. H. Brooks, '36, has been appointed 
commissioner of the Mississippi State 
Department of Public Welfare. Prior to 
joining the welfare department as 
counselor in 1955, Mr. Brooks served as 
a school administrator for sixteen years, 
coordinator of health education for the 
Mississippi State Board of Health for 
three years, and organizer and execu- 
tive director of the Society for Crippled 
Children in Mississippi for eight years. 
He is married to the former Dorothy 
Middleton, Whitworth '27. Daughter 
Anne, '59, and her husband, H. C. Win- 
stead, Jr., '59, are at Emory, where Mr. 
Winstead is a ministerial student. 

Alton F. Minor, '36, who is an engineer 
with the American Telephone and Tele- 
graph Company handling corrosion prob- 
lems on underground cables throughout 
the Bell System, has been elected chair- 
man of the Northeast Region of the Na- 
tional Association of Corrosion Engi- 
neers. He was also named 1960-61 first 
vice-president of the Technical Societies 
of New Jersey and was 1959 chairman 
of the Metropolitan New York Section of 
the National Association of Corrosion 

The Mississippi District of Civitan, 
International, will be directed in 1961-62 
by George Sheffield, '34-'36, who was 
named governor-elect at the organiza- 
tion's annual convention May 13-14. 
Other Millsaps alumni who have held 
the position in recent years are Dr. 
Thomas G. Ross, '36, and Wayde Ousley, 


Three Millsaps College alumni held 
a reunion in the Orient this summer. 
The Reverend and Mrs. Bill Price, '49 and 

Page Twenty 


^50, en route home from service in the 
mission field in Pakistan, were welcomed 
to Hong Kong by the Reverend and Mrs. 
H. A. Zimmerman (Ellanita Sells, '43). 
The Zimmermans are serving with the 
Lutheran Church in Hong Kong. Mrs. 
Price is the former Ruby Ella McDonald. 

The Mexican War is the latest of Otis 
A. Singletary's literary achievements, 
and Charles Poore, New York Times 
critic, called it "an admirable addition to 
the excellent Chicago History of Ameri- 
can Civilization Series .... Mr. Single- 
tary . . . handles an immense amount of 
material adroitly in short compass." 
Dr. Singletary, '47, who teaches at the 
University of Texas, is also the author 
■of Negro Militia and Reconstruction. 
Mrs. Singletary is the former Gloria 
Walton, '48. 

Julian D. Prince, '49, became super- 
intendent of the Corinth, Mississippi, 
•city schools on July 1, resigning as di- 
rector of instruction in the McComb 
City Schools to accept the position. He 
had served as teacher and administra- 
tor in the McComb school system since 
1949, with the exception of one year 
during which he accepted a Ford 
Foundation Scholarship to observe the 
teaching of science in northeastern cities. 
Mr. Prince is married to the former 
Laverne Baker. They have three chil- 
dren, Joan, 9, Julian, 8, and John, 5. 


The Electrochemical Society named 
Franz A. Posey, '51, its "Young Author's 
Prize Winner for 1959" for a paper on 
corrosion systems which was published 
in the society's Journal. Dr. Posey is con- 
nected with the chemistry division of 
the Oak Ridge National Laboratories. 
The Poseys (Linda Lou Langdon, '51) 
have three children. 

Principal of the Maben, Mississippi, 
Attendance Center for the coming school 
year will be Monroe Hamberlin, '51, who 
will move to Maben from Monticello, 
Mississippi. During his twenty-five years 
in the school administration field, Mr. 
Hamberlin has headed several North 
Mississippi schools. 

Several volumes from Yale Univer- 
sity's Studies in French Literature have 
been presented to the Millsaps-Wilson 
Library by Gaston Hall, '52, who teaches 
French at Yale. Mr. Hall is the author 
of one volume of the series, a study of 
Moliere's Tortuffe. 

After a summer and one semester 
at the University of Michigan, Mr. and 
Mrs. Myron W. Yonker, Jr. (Mary 
Emilia Weber, '53), will go to Chile to 
serve as missionaries for the Methodist 
Church. The Yonkers have two children, 
Michael, 15 months, and Michelle Marie, 
born April 27th. 

A Fulbright grant for a year's re- 
search in philosophy at the University of 
Glasgow in Scotland has been awarded 
to Allie Mitchell Frazier, '53, a candidate 
for a doctorate at Boston University. 
For the past three years he has held 
a Parker Borden Bowne Fellowship and 
has also taught exchange courses at 
Harvard. Mrs. Frazier will accompany 
her husband and vpill continue her study 
in English literature. 

Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Roebuck (Jessie 
Wynn Morgan), both '50-'52, and their 
children, Sharon and Mark, are living in 
Fairbanks, Alaska, where Dr. Roebuck 
is serving as ophthalmologist at Ladd 
Air Force Base. They will be in Fair- 
banks until 1961. 

One of five recipients in the nation of 
Dempster Graduate Fellowships, award- 
ed by the Board of Education of the 
Methodist Church, Frederick E. Blumer, 
'55, will study in Germany next year. 
Another of the five was Jefferson H. 
Campbell, husband of Sheila Trapp, 
'49-'52. Mr. Blumer was elected a Cokes- 
bury Fellow during the '59-'60 session. 
He has been granted three assistant- 
ships by Emory during the course of 
his studies there. 

Alumni who were graduated by the 
University of Mississippi School of 
Medicine in June included John A. Brown, 
Jr., '55-'56; Dewitt Crawford, '58; Irvin 
Cronin, '54-'56; Paul Edwards, Jr., '53; 
Richard Fleming, Jr., '56; Edwin E. 
Flournoy, Jr., '56; Foster Lowe, '57; 
Robert Myers, '54; Dayton Whites, '56; 
and Fred Yerger, Jr., '53-'56. 

John E. Turner, '56, has accepted a 
position as teacher of 11th grade Eng- 
lish and speech at Kosciusko, Missis- 
sippi, High School. He was recently 
released from active duty with the 

Another Millsaps alumna has been 
a winning contestant on the national 
television show "The Price is Right." 
Mrs. Tommy Parker (Mary Ruth 
Brasher, '53-'54) won approximately 
$8,000 in merchandise and trips, in- 
cluding household equipment, movie 

camera and projector, jewelry, clothing, 
and trips to Bermuda and Hawaii. 
Husband Tommy is a '54 graduate. 

Having been formally ordained in 
ceremonies at the First Baptist Church 
in Jackson, Graham Hales, Jr., '57, has 
accepted the pastorate of the First Bap- 
tist Church in New Castle, Kentucky. 
The Reverend Mr. Hales received the 
Bachelor of Divinity degree from South- 
ern Baptist Seminary after graduating 
from Millsaps. 

Boston University Graduate School 
has accepted Tex Sample, '57, for study 
toward the Ph. D. degree in social ethics. 
Mr. Sample has attended the Boston 
University School of Theology since his 
graduation from Millsaps. Mrs. Sample 
is the former Peggy Jo Sanford, '57. 

A Master's degree has been awarded 
to James Vaughan, '58, by Wesleyan 
University. He has accepted a U. S. 
Public Health fellowship to Louisiana 
State University, where he will continue 
to work toward his doctorate. Mrs. 
Vaughan is the former Peggy Bamett, 

The University of Mississippi Nursing 
School's Faculty Award went to Ann 
Hale, '56-57, at the school's gi-aduation 
exercises this year. Miss Hale was one 
of twenty women who were awarded 
nursing degrees in June. 

A $1,961 fellowship from Smith, Kline 
and French Laboratories, Philadelphia 
pharmaceutical firm, will permit Noel 
L. Mills, Jr., '58, to serve a 12-week 
clerkship early next year at King Ed- 
ward Hospital in Durban, South Africa. 
He is one of 28 American medical stu- 
dents who will study "grass roots" 
medicine on three continents, chiefly in 
underdeveloped and remote sections. The 
students will assist practicing physicians 
and, under their guidance, will help to 
establish preventive medical programs; 
observe alien medical procedures and 
techniques; and, in some cases, bring 
new knowledge to the area. 

A Millsaps former student who went 
to Madrid to study economics is having 
an exciting experience as an actor. Clay 
Ewing, '58-'59, who enrolled in the 
"Junior Year in Spain" program spon- 
sored by New York University, won a 
part in a Spanish play entitled "The 
Timesaver," playing an American sailor. 
He has also made several television 
appearances, playing a leading part in a 
television play in which he again por- 
trayed an American sailor adrift in a 
Spanish port. There is a possibility that 
he will act in Spanish movies, but he 
is continuing his study of economics at 
the Universitv of Madi'id. 


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Do You Remember? 

Some of the big issues in our "Do You 
Remember?" year are big issues still, 
although a lot has happened between 
times. The Purple and White waged a 
private war against war as the nation — 
and the world — moved toward the worst 
holocaust ever known. "Advocates of 
war preparations always apologetically 
preface their requests for expenditure of 
the people's money by the pious hope 
that war shall be ended." Sound fami- 

It was also a big year sportswise, 
especially in football and basketball. 
The Majors beat the Choctaws 13-0, but 
even that victory couldn't equal an 
earlier one, when Millsaps scored an 
upset win over Mississippi State. Twelve 
o'clock classes were suspended on Satur- 
day to allow the students to gather at 
the campvis entrance to greet the i-e- 
turning heroes. The defeat was later 
immortalized in "The Saga of Seven to 

The basketball team won the SIAA 
championship. Members of the team, 

Page Twenty-Two 

shown above with Coach B. O. Van Hook, 
were, front row, Sidney Smith, Jr.; Dan 
Cross; Roy McDaniel; Frank Loflin; and 
Robert Massey, manager; back row, 
Webb Buie; Chauncey Godwin; Joe 
Baxter; Manley Gregory; Tom Mc- 
Donnell; and Malton Bullock. 

The Millsaps students engaged in a 
campaign to keep Podner Ben from being- 
taken to the new home for the mentally 
ill in Rankin County. Through their ef- 
forts he was granted a discharge from 
the institution. Living quarters and food 
arrangements for him were made by 
the student body. 

On September 1st Joseph Bailey 
Price, instructor of chemistry and math, 
married Miss Charlie Porter, pianist at 
Millsaps Memorial Methodist Church. 

It was the year the local pre-med 
club was granted a national chapter 
by Alpha Epsilon Delta. 

"No, we hardly think that the great 
Droug'ht that wrought devastation over 
the western plains was a visitation of 
God caused by his anger at the repeal 

of the prohibition amendment," com 
mented the P & W. 

The Players obtained some much 
needed equipment and made some stagi 
improvements. "Though many ha( 
probably noticed the dilapidated condi 
tion of the old stage settings before hi 
did, Gladen Caldwell was the first to di 
anything about it other than gripe. Hi 
drew up definite plans for the presen 
curtain and presented them to the ad 
ministration. Finding that the collegi 
could not immediately finance the pro 
ject, Caldwell and others decided to ap 
peal directly to the students, alumni 
and friends of the college to secun 
the needed materials." "Mr. Pim Passe; 
By," starring Grace Mason and Bil 
Caraway, was the first production ti 
benefit from the improvements. 

Among the elite were Miss Millsaps 
Adelaide Horton; Master Major, Thoma; 
McDonnell; student body president, Pau 
Ramsey; top beauty, Oralee Graves; anc 
top favorite, Elizabeth Kirkpatrick. 

The year? It was 1935. 

MAJOR note; 

One Man's Opinion 

It always happens this way. With 
the end of a school year and the advent 
of a Mississippi summer, our thoughts 
turn briefly to the past. Other school 
years are remembered, and other stu- 
dent generations who lived them to the 

One could point out that the present 
is not served by dwelling too long on 
the past, but great ideas and memorable 
events and the men and women who 
inspired them have won their right to 
be remembered. 

It was Dr. White's magnificent ad- 
dress "Men Are Traditions. Too," pub- 
lished in this issue, which brought into 
sharp relief the importance of the Mill- 
saps past and the men and women who 
built it and, in so doing, shaped the 
present and the future. 

Our thoughts center around such 
scholars as Moore, Swearingen, Kern, 
iluckenfoose, Lin, Bullock, Riecken, 
Stone, Wharton, Mitchell, Sanders, 
King, Hamilton. There were others, not 
named, who shared equally in the task, 
joyfully undertaken, of teaching in the 
Millsaps tradition. 

And now that spring has given way 
to summer, two more names have been 
added to the list of men and women 
whose lives have touched thousands 
for the cause of truth and goodness — 
White and Haynes, who retired at the 
close of the current session. 

Because this distinguished group 
served with devotion and faithful 
scholarship, generations of young men 
and women have accepted "responsi- 
bility to neighbor, state, and church."' 
Because they served, the name "Millsaps 
College" has been synonymous with ex- 
cellence in higher education. 

Whatever else might be said about the 
College, this one quality, this image, 
is accepted by the public. It is for the 
strengthening of both the image and 
the fact which sustains the image that 
faculty, administration, trustees, alumni, 
and church work today. 

Evidence of the quality of the educa- 
tional preparation today's students re- 
ceive at Millsaps is the fact that al- 
most two dozen of the nation's top 
scholarships to graduate and profession- 
al schools have been received to date 
by Millsaps seniors. Of six Woodrow 
Wilson fellowships (for the encourage- 
ment of college teaching) awarded in 

Mississippi, three went to Millsaps stu- 
dents. And so it is in many other areas. 
Encouraging, too, is the fact that, 
although the number one shortage in 
higher education today is that of quali- 
fied faculty members, Millsaps is at- 
tracting a superior group of new pro- 
fessors who will join an already out- faculty at the beginning of the 
fall semester. 

This summer one would see changes. 
New buildings, new walks, new drives 
criss-cross the campus. Some trees are 
gone — some great men and women are 
gone — but other sturdy trees and strong- 
men and women have come to take 
their places. And the devotion to excel- 
lence. Founders, and the beauty of it all 

• One of the most significant events 
of the past quarter of a century of 
College history was held on Saturday, 
May T, when alumnae of two of Mis- 
sissippi Methodism's respected and re- 
vered institutions, Grenada College and 
Whitworth College, joined alumni of 
Millsaps College in observing Alumni 
Day on the campus. 

The Grenada and Whitwoi'th reunions 
were delightful affairs, well attended 
for the first attempt to get together 
since school days. There was joy in 
reunion, there was utter delight in re- 
calling halcyon days of other years, 
there was deep satisfaction in saluting 
the past and those who administered and 
taught. More important, however, is the 
fact that those assembled looked to the 
future and their new relationship with 
Millsaps College with vigor and en- 
thusiasm. The spirit, if we can judge 
accurately, was one of determination 
to serve Christian higher education and 
the present age in the merged institu- 
tions which live on today in Millsaps 

• Recently we received a letter from an 
alumnus "which lifted our spirits and 
planted the seed of an idea which would 
mean a gTeat deal to the College. 

The letter, \\Titten by A. L. Bennett, 
191-3-14, of Charlottesville, Virginia, 
follows : 

"While I was at Millsaps I held a 
small scholarship. I do not remember 
what stipend it carried but it was not 
much. It did help me to earn degrees 
from Washington and Lee, the L'niver- 

sity of Virginia and Harvard. 

"It has just occurred to me that if 
every one who ever held a scholarship 
at Millsaps would now give back to the 
College the amount of the scholarship 
with interest to date, the College would 
be able to do more for young men and 
women needing help today. 

"I am, therefore, enclosing my check 
for a down payment on the debt so 
many owe Millsaps. 

"As I look back over the years I am 
convinced that the work done at Jlill- 
saps when I was a student was equally 
as good as was done at either of the 
three unversities from which I received 

Imagine what a tremendous boost the 
Alumni Fund would receive if every 
alumnus who ever received scholarship 
help from the College would follow 
Mr. Bennett's lead. 

• Do you recall the attacks on the na- 
tion's educational system launched with 
such vigor after Sputnik I arched into 
orbit over planet Earth ? Critics pointed 
to the British and European systems 
as far superior. 

We note with interest that the British 
Government announced recently a 750 
million dollar, five-year program to in- 
troduce the American type of high 
school throughout the country. 

• One of the most significant develop- 
ments in higher education today is the 
establishment of regional education 
boards. The most active and success- 
ful of these organizations is the South- 
ern Regional Education Board vritSh 
headquarters in Atlanta. Founded in 
1949, its purposes are to "aid in the 
social and economic advancement of the 
South by assisting states to improve 
the quality of higher education, to pro- 
vide the widest opportunity possible in 
higher education, and to build education- 
al programs which meet the social and 
economic needs of the region." 

In describing the goals of the SREB, 
Dr. Robert C. Anderson, director, said, 
"If we can join with government and 
industry in a major effort to develop 
and utilize the resources of this region, 
then the story of higher education in 
the South will be one of the greatest 
success stories of all time." JJL 






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Millsaps College Alumni News^ 

From the President 

Homecoming Day, October 15, was a 
memorable occasion for hundreds of us. 

I wish it were possible to schedule a 
"Homecoming Month." My idea is not 
that alumni would return to the campus 
for a visit at some time during a de- 
signated month. The idea is that alumni 
could return for a month's visit! 

If you should reside in the Millsaps 
College community for thirty days — 
observing, comparing, evaluating, criti- 
cizing — you would probably discover 
some weaknesses. There are some here, 
even as there are in every educational 
institution. And even as there are in 
any institution or organization or indi- 
vidual! If you should need help identify- 
ing some of the weaknesses at Millsaps 
College, the administration and faculty 
can assist you. We know of at least 
some of the deficiencies. 

On this hypothetical thirty-day visit 
you would, I am confident, discover 
much that would reassure you, encourage 
you, please and even enlighten you. Our 

visitors would not need our assistance 
at this point. The strength of the Col- 
lege would be readily observed. As the 
alumni, parents, friends and others 
would move from the academic to the 
personnel program, from the library to 
the student union and the dormitories, 
from athletics to pre-professional and 
social organizations, from discussion 
groups to private conferences, from work 
to worship, they — you — would see the 
purposes and objectives of Millsaps Col- 
lege unfold. You would see young men 
and women with a growing sense of 
responsibility, a healthy seriousness 
about the tasks which confront them, a 
refreshing realism about the inescapable 
demands of the day. You would see in- 
structors eager not only to teach their 
subject matter well but also to assist a 
student in his intellectual, emotional, 
and spiritual development. 

With few exceptions, the Millsaps Col- 
lege alumus is justly proud of his in- 
stitution. Those who know it most in- 
timately are its most enthusiastic fans. 



College, Whitworth College, 
Millsaps College 

MEMBER: American Alumni Council, 
American College Public Relations 


4 Faculty Retreat 

6 Address by Dr. Finger 

8 Characters of Student Body and Faculty 

11 Aiumni Fund Report 

22 Events of Note 

26 Major Miscellany 


What image does the word college bring 
to your mind ? The cover picture presents 
a pretty good one. Dr. Donald Caplenor, 
chairman of the biology department, is 
the lecturer. 


Editor Shirley Caldwell 

Photographers Frank Carney, '61 

Bill Mooney, '61 

Artist Mack Cole, '60 

Volume 2 

OCTOBER. 1960 

Number 1 

Published quarterly by Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. 
Entered as second class matter on October 15, 1959, at the 
Post Office in Jackson, Mississippi, under the Act of August 
24, 1912. 

Page Two 


Expansion, Departures Bring Faculty Changes 

Fourteen full-time and five new part-time teachers and 
three administrators were added to the faculty at the begin- 
ning of the 1960-61 session. 

Some of the additions were replacements for teachers 
who are on leave or who have left the College. Others were 
caused by departmental expansion. 

In the administration, the resignation of Dr. J. E. Mc- 
Cracken as dean of students came early in August, when 
Dr. McCracken accepted a position with Pensacola, Florida, 
Junior College. Officials immediately asked Edward M. 
Collins, '52, instructor of speech since 1958, to assume the 
responsibilities. Serving as dean of women is Mrs. Joyce 
B. Watson, who replaces Mrs. Anne Peebles. W. J. Caraway, 
'35, is contributing his services as director of development, 
in which position he will make contacts in an effort to 
secure funds for the College. 

In biology, Rondal Bell, a graduate of William Jewell 
College and the University of New Mexico, was added to 
the faculty. 

Dr. J. B. Price has been carrying the full load in the 
chemistry department since Dr. E. Dean Calloway resigned 
last winter to enter private industry. Dr. Eugene Cain 
joined the staff at the beginning of the summer. Dr. A. E. 
Wood, a leading Mississippi educator for many years, was 
engaged to begin work in the fall. 

In the English department, Dr. George W. Boyd, be- 
ginning his second year at Millsaps, was named to the 
Milton C. White Chair of English Literature, established 
last spring on the retirement of Dr. White. In spite of his 
retirement. Dr. White will teach two advanced courses and 
will also teach three courses at Belhaven. James T. White- 
head and Robert Padgett were full-time additions to the 
department, and Richard Sanders, news director for a local 
television station and a columnist for a Sunday newspaper, 
was engaged to teach a basic journalism course. 

The retirement of Professor R. R. Haynes and the 
resignation of Dr. James D. Powell necessitated the engage- 
ment of a completely new staff for the education depart- 
ment. Dr. R. Edgar Moore was named chairman, and Mrs. 
Myrtis Flowers Meaders, a Millsaps graduate ('50) is serv- 
ing as associate professor. 

Donald D. Kilmer, organist, replaced William Huckabay 
in the music department, and Mrs. Mary Chittim, voice 
instructor, is teaching part-time. 

In mathematics, Dr. Tom Reynolds resigned as chair- 

man, and Arnold Ritchie, who has been at Millsaps eight 
years, was named to replace him. Wilfrid Wilson, husband 
of alumna Ida Lee Austin, '27, was selected to fill the 
vacancy caused by the leave of absence of Samuel Knox, 
who returned to graduate school. Ayrlene McGahey Jones, 
'35, took a leave of absence from the University of Alabama 
to help set up an accelerated mathematics program at 
Millsaps. Stewart Gammill, III, '55-'57, is teaching on a 
part-time basis. 

Dr. N. Bond Fleming, chairman of the philosophy de- 
partment, is taking a leave this year to work with the 
Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Dr. Robert E. Bergmark has 
assumed his responsibilities as chairman. 

T. W. Lewis, III, '53, is serving as director of religious 
life, replacing Dr. Bergmark. Lee Reiff, who expects to 
receive his Ph.D. degree from Yale, is a full-time addition 
to the department of religion. 

David R. Bowen, now in his second year at Millsaps, 
was named acting chairman of the political science depart- 
ment following the resignation of Dr. Harry Manley, who 
is serving as deputy director of the Illinois Commission of 
Higher Education. Charles W. Tapp, a graduate of Louisia- 
na State University, will serve as instructor. 

In romance languages, Billy M. Bufkin joined the staff 
at the beginning of the summer. He will teach Spanish. 

Additions in the psychology and speech departments 
were Edward Smith, who will teach part-time, and Mrs. 
Pat Edwards, also a part-time instructor. 

Dr. George M. Maddox requested a leave to engage in 
research at Duke. Serving in his position as chairman of 
the sociology department is Frederick L. Whitam, '54. 

In brief, these are the new full-time members of the 

Rondal E. Bell, assistant professor of biology — BA, 
William Jewell College; MS, University of New Mexico; 

Billy M. Bufkin, assistant professor of romance lan- 
guages — BA and MA, Texas Technological College; advanced 
work at Tulane; Diploma de Estudios Hispanicas, Univer- 
sity of Madrid; 

Eugene Cain, associate professor of chemistrj' — BS, 
University of North Carolina; MS and Ph.D., Duke; 

Mrs. Ayrlene McGahey Jones, visiting associate pro- 
fessor of mathematics — BA, Millsaps; MA, University of 
Texas; further study. University of Texas; 
(Continued on Page 27) 


Page Three 

•^.*J",<tTii»#. * 

The Faculty 'Retreats' 

A Rendezvous 
With Introspection 

The Millsaps faculty devoted two days to self examination prior to 
the opening of school. The object: A better Millsaps. 

The wasps swai'med behind and around the golden 
crosses filigreed in the light shades and dipped around the 
heads of the almost immobile group crammed into the small 
chapel. At the front of the room, to the left of the altar, 
stood a man familiar to everyone there, yet who was some- 
how different as he spoke in the muted light and the 
deep quiet. 

"It is not the duty of a college to teach everything, but 
it is the duty of the college to teach well all that it does 
teach. A professor of science who never says a word about 
ethics, yet who demonstrates daily his disdain of shoddy 
work and fragmentary preparation, may in fact be engaged 
deeply in the ethical task." Dr. R. E. Bergmark, delivering 
the vespers address on the second evening of the faculty 
retreat held at Allison's Wells on September 8-10, was 
quoting Dr. Elton Trueblood. He was voicing a Millsaps 

Many inspiring ideas were stated, numerous plans were 
made, a multitude of topics were discussed during those 
brief days. The atmosphere was one of steadfastness of 
purpose, pervaded by an attitude of mutual respect and 
liking. One could almost feel the desire of each individual 
to be the best teacher possible, to make the students the best 
possible, to operate as efficiently as he could. 

Consider some of the questions discussed: How can you 
measure the effectiveness of instruction and of the in- 
structor? What should be the entrance requirements for 
Millsaps College? Are we "babying" the students? How 
can we raise the funds necessary for the operation of Mill- 
saps College at maximum efficiency? What can be done to 
continue to attract the best teachers and students to Mill- 
saps? How can the American public be oriented to realize 

the importance of education — that it is not a laughing mat- 
ter, nor the dedicated teacher an object of ridicule? Are 
students being taught the right things, on the elementary 
and secondary school levels as well as the college ? These 
are only a few brought up at the retreat. 

But in the midst of the serious discussion there were 
frequent outbursts of laughter as the ready wit of the 
teachers was evidenced — Dr. Ross Moore discussing "a mere 
pay raise — my last one was like that" and commenting that 
"inflation has hit social security too." There was the 
readiness to mix fun with work, everyday tasks with the 
real business at hand. 

Following dinner and a vespers service, held near the 
swimming pool and led by T. W. Lewis, HI, the Millsaps 
teachers viewed a film, "The Search for America: Educa- 
tion," in which Mark Van Doren, professor of English at 
Columbia University, and William E. Hocking, one of 
America's leading philosophers, discussed education in Ameri- 
ca. A panel composed of Dr. R. E. Bergmark, Dr. Frank 
Laney, and Dr. R. R. Priddy, representing the three divisions, 
discussed the film. There were comparisons of European 
and American school systems and discussions of who should 
receive how much education and whether or not American 
students are being taught rigorously enough. 

Thursday's session was concluded after an orientation 
period for new faculty members, but discussions — bull ses- 
sions, the students would say — continued far into the night, 
as they did Friday night. 

Friday began early for half the women, who had to be 
in the dining hall at 7 a. m. to sex've breakfast at 7:30. All 
meals were served by the teachers, who divided themselves 
into groups to handle the five meals. 

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The serenity of the picture to the left belies the 
busy atmosphere. The picture on the right was 
more indicative, with some people conferring, others 
exchanging ideas, others studying. 

The morning session was devoted to the ten-year de- 
velopment program. President Finger explained the pro- 
gram and its aims — "We want to do more for more students, 
and by 'more students' we don't necessarily mean in increased 
enrollment." He said that a committee was authorized by 
the Board of Trustees in the fall of 1959. The committee is 
composed of two members of the Board of Trustees, two 
faculty members, two representatives of the Alumni Asso- 
ciation, two of the Associates, and four members at large, 
with the presidents of the Board of Trustees and the College 
and the treasurers of the Board and the College serving in 
an ex-officio capacity. 

Main concerns of the Committee are the permanent 
funds of the College, the building program, and a capital 
funds campaign. 

Dr, Finger introduced William J. Caraway, '35, who is 
donating his services as Director of Development this year. 
Mr. Caraway, who will have an office in Murrah Hall, will 
concentrate mainly on interesting corporations and founda- 
tions in the College and its progress. In a brief introductory 
statement, he also mentioned other programs, such as in- 
surance and wills and bequests, which he plans to develop. 

J. W. Wood, business manager of the College, presented 
a proposed long-range building program. It calls for space 
for fraternity houses and sorority lodges, new dormitory 
space, new faculty housing, possible library additions, park- 
ing facilities, a fine arts building, a classroom building, 
additional tennis courts, and a swimming pool. 

The curriculum came in for its share of attention. The 
new Honors Program, described elsewhere in this issue, was 
presented, and other curriculum changes being introduced 
this year were discussed. Among these were the accelerated 
math program; the addition of a course in nuclear physics; 
the revision of a course in journalism; the addition of courses 
in modern novel, descriptive English grammar, and the 
American Renaissance; the revision of a history course 
called "American Social and Intellectual History." Future 
curricular developments were mentioned, several of them 
being cross-discipline courses. 

Some of the questions mentioned earlier were questions 
which came up in the self-study, a Southern Association of 
Colleges and Secondary Schools project which was begun a 
little more than a year ago. Dean J. S. Ferguson announced 
that the report on the study was almost complete and that 
a committee would be on the campus November 13-14. 

Many details of the orientation and registration pro- 
cedure were outlined, and ways of operating more efficiently 
were introduced. 

An almost physical force was the unspoken determina- 
tion to call upon hidden resources in the new school year, 
to challenge the student to give his best. 

At Millsaps everybody reads the Purple 
and White. 

Above: Dr. Bergmark delivers the vespers address 
in the chapel, which was decorated bv Karl and 
Mildred Wolfe. 


Page Five 

Take a good look. Are you 

Educated But Illiterate? 

Editor's Note : At the final session of the 
retreat President Finger made the follow- 
ing address. What he had to say concerns 
alumni, students, and the nation as a whole. 
In studyin!! the redefinition of the word 
literacy, alumni should re-examine their 
knowledge and thinking. 

In a few short days we vriW begin the 
sixty-ninth session at Millsaps College. 
We will address ourselves further to the 
enterprise and the adventure of Chris- 
tian higher education. It would be un- 
wise to claim that a student, after four 
years at Millsaps, becomes educated. It 
would be equally unwise not to claim that 
he can and should become sufficiently 
skilled in habit and oriented to truth, 
beauty, and wisdom that he can and will 
proceed to become educated, that he will 
himself further his education. 

I use here another word to talk about 
the matter, an interesting word that has 
recently received refreshing redefinition. 
The word is literacy. If it were an- 
nounced through the press or from a 
platform that the purpose of Millsaps 
College is to increase literacy or reduce 
illiteracy, the announcement or press 
release might be misleading, but not 
altogether inappropriate. Literacy, 
meaning appreciably more than knowing 
how to read and write, may be consider- 
ed synonymous with education. Some 
people maintain, with good reason, that 
educated men are much too rare. Lit- 
erate men may be no more plentiful. 

One newspaper editor commented re- 
cently: "Literacy itself appears to have 
assumed a new meaning — a meaning 
which leaves many, who know how to 
read and write and figure, still illiterates 
in a world that demands an understand- 
ing of the purposes of man's journey 
and of the nature of the new forces of 
science and technology that man has 
trapped but not yet tamed and domesti- 
cated." By this redefinition of literacy, 
the question is not so much where col- 

lege students stand but where any of 
us stand! 

Literacy now implies not only that 
one can read but is disposed to read, 
wishes to read, thinks as he reads. In- 
volved are the eagerness and care with 
which a man exercises his ability. How 
one reads, what one reads, the thought 
and deliberation and decisivesness that 
are the consequences — all of this con- 
stitutes literacy. A literate man not 
only knows what, he knows that. He 
can talk about textbook content. He 
can also talk about what goes on in the 
world now. He knows as much as pos- 
sible about why and how. He carries 
the whole process further to inquire, 
"In the light of all this knowledge and 
these conclusions, what am I now to 

Literacy involves an intensive exami- 
nation of the substance of such treasured 
concepts as freedom and liberty and 
responsibility. A literate man will have 
a thorough knowledge of the soil out 
of which these concepts emerged. He 
will be acquainted with the elements 
which constituted that soil and how the 
ideas finally broke through. He will be 
genuinely concerned about the health of 
such soil now and about the forces that 
are acting upon it. 

I would hope that no Millsaps College 
graduate has used his Alma Mater as 
an umbrella. More is required to get 
literacy off the ground than the exis- 
tence of qualified instructors. More is 
needed than good buildings, adequate 
libraries and well equipped laboratories. 
The substance of literacy cannot in the 
last analysis be arbitrarily required or 
imposed. A minimum test can be applied 
which will establish a superficial kind 
of competence. But the application of 
these skills, the direction they will take, 
their subsequent usefulness — these are 

beyond mechanical requirements. They 
are self-imposed. This does not excuse 
an instructor from vigorous teaching or 
justify a dull performance in the class- 
room. The role of an instructor, a 
teacher with a conscience and a growing 
sense of involvement, can be an im- 
measurable influence in bringing the 
the student to the point where he will 
accept his responsibility. 

There are good and just causes for 
the American people to address them- 
selves to the task of becoming more 
literate or less illiterate. No one can 
complain about the lack of tools or 
materials, or about their accessibility. 
The Library of Congress has recently 
announced that it will provide a nation- 
wide distribution of tape-recorded talk- 
ing books for the blind. College students 
majoring in speech have recorded an 
estimated 400 books on tape for more 
than 50,000 blind persons throughout 
the country. This is a supplement to 
the program of books-in-Braille and 
books-on-records which the Library has 
made available for some time. Even the 
blind have been provided for! 

And so have we all. More titles are 
coming from the press than ever before 
— and good ones are among them. Not 
many masterpieces probably. Not an 
abundance of great books, but many 
thoughtful, stimulating, good ones. They 
come from both sides of the Atlantic. 
We should now be having something 
about "both sides of the Pacific and 
both sides of the Rio Grande!" A part 
of literacy now essential is to include 
in our orientation the Orient as well as 
western civilization and to give more 
intelligent attention to our close neigh- 
bors to the south. The Ford Foundation 
recently made substantial grants to 
several big-name universities for an 
accelerated program in the study of 

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Asian and African cultures and lan- 
guages. This is a kind of crash program 
which in the interest of a sound and 
healthy future should be expanded. 

Not only are new books being made 
available — for which availability we are 
grateful — but the old ones have not 
been removed. A great tragedy that 
confronts a culture is not that a few 
books are out of print and unavailable 
but that more are not. That is to say. 
it is tragic that so many good books 
are so sparsely used. At the close of 
each academic year a college adminis- 
trator will report to the Board of Trus- 
tees, among other things, some statis- 
tics on the circulation of library books 
for the year. He may even be tempted 
to boast about it until he suddenly re- 
calls the other statistic — how many 
thousands of volumes that in the course 
of an entire year were never removed 
from the shelves. 

The tools for growing literacy we 
have. The problem is not there. 

The critical factor is not the need of 
literacy, or of materials for getting it, 
but the ■nail to do. Do we enlightened 
men will to know, will to comprehend, 
will to act wisely and intelligently and 
imaginatively in the light of all we 
know ? We are tempted to join that 
segment of our friends who spend their 
energies lamenting what is, deploring 
our blunders — or somebody's — and to 
long wishfully for what used to be. Such 
nostalgia, regrets, and remorse are un- 
derstandable, but not justified. This is 
not to say that all is right and good 
•ivith the world. It is not. Our role now, 
however, is to survey the situation in 
the light of all the considerations and 
move decisively to the next best step. 
Literacy involves the will to act. 

There can be no question that the 
pressures are on for moi'e literacy as 
it is redefined. Standards and require- 
ments are going up continuously in 
every facet of life. When a college or 
university graduate facetiously remarks 
that it is good that he got in when he 
did, for he would never make it now, 
he may be nearer the truth than he 
would care to know. Nothing is gained 
merely by making it harder to get into 
college and easier to be asked to leave. 
But much is lost — more than we can 
imagine — if more and more is not re- 
quired at every level of learning. Men 
will show the degree of their literacy as 
they seek to require more of themselves 
and have more required of other people. 

The pressures are on in a world that 
is growing more competitive by the 
month. Business men can tell you about 
it. Increasing skill is now required for 
a successful business operation. Busi- 
ness men are competing not only with 

their fellow retailers, wholesalers, pro- 
ducers and manufacturers. They are 
competing with the highly skilled lead- 
ers of their own employees. Sweat shops 
are no longer in the production lines but 
in the executive offices. The employee 
may enjoy a 40-hour week but many 
employers do not. 

There is competition in agriculture. 
The problem here is that men have been 
too successful in what they have pro- 
duced but not successful enough in find- 
ing people to buy it. There is compe- 
tition in science. Here the most intense 
competition is between two great centers 
of power guided by opposing ideologies. 
And we had better steel ourselves for 
a prospect that is all but inevitable. 
China may within a few short years 
have the same kind of sti'iking power 
that Russia has and may very likely be 
less reluctant to use it. We are en- 
gaged in a race for missiles, for develop- 
ments in chemical, biological and 
radiolog'ical warfare, and the more ef- 
fective a man is, the greater is his 
heroism — and here effectiveness is 
equated with deadlines. 

The intense struggle between opposing 
philosophies of life, of government, of 
thought, viewed in the light of one 
third of the people of the world watching 
the other two thirds think it out, should 
cause us to require more of ourselves 
and to do our part in requiring more of 
other people. Not to be thoroughly in- 
formed about what goes on in the world 
and why it goes on, and to decline to 
act intelligently and boldly — this in 
effect is to sabotage both our foreign 
and our domestic policy. Not to be con- 
cerned about our failure in salesmanship 
is to be insensitive to one of our gi'eat- 
est weaknesses. It is one of the trage- 
dies of contemporary life, too often over- 
looked, that a capitalistic nation has thus 
far been good at selling things but 
poor at getting ideas accepted. 

I believe we have the basic compe- 
tence to meet the demands of the day. 
Ours has been — and is — a nation of con- 
fidence, of resourcefulness, of imagina- 
tion. At times we have been naive and 
unrealistic and shallow in our analyses. 
These weaknesses can be attributed, let 
it be hoped, to our youthfulness and in- 
experience rather than to arrogance and 
unjustified pride. 

Together with our traditional con- 
fidence we have ability and skill. Not 
many of us have lived up to our poten- 
tial. We have not had enough demands 
made on us — or at least, we have been 
reluctant to accept them. The greatest 
waste in our nation is that of human 

Man — literate man — is the key to the 
dilemma, the answer to the challenge. 

In an essay on "The Decline of the Ma- 
chine," John Kenneth Galbraith declares 
that man, not the machine, has become 
the dominant and vital element in our 
society. He might have added further 
that it is man, not some impersonal 
force, that is still exercising control 
over other men. Classically, says this 
economist, land, labor, and capital were 
the trinity of productive factors. Today, 
talent is more important — executive, 
technological, personal talent. This 
is a part of literacy. 

The question facing a college com- 
munity today is: Can we supply some 
of this talent? Can we set forces in 
action which can help others do it? 

In the final analysis the critical con- 
sideration may not so much be knowledge 
and understanding, or the will to do, or 
ability. Not so much these ingredients 
as it is wisdom and vii-tue. And a spe- 
cialized kind of virtue — righteousness, 
not self-righteousness; justice, not self- 
interest; integrity, not expediency. 

Now literacy has taken on admirable 
stature. It means knowledge and skill, 
understanding and comprehension, cul- 
ture and sound judgment, a resolute will 
and desire, and finally wisdom, virtue 
and integrity. It is this kind of literacy 
we are privileged to cultivate. I would 
hope that we might come to the day 
when our nation would be referred to, 
not as the most powerful, the richest, 
the greatest, but the most literate — 
by the redefinition of literacy. 

I would hope too that we ^^ill vigorous- 
ly address ourselves to the cause of 
spreading literacy across the nation. The 
author of a new volume entitled The 
Nation and The Flying Trapeze was 
quoted recently as follows: "Nothing 
for this generation of Americans will 
be easy. At a time that we are dazzled 
by our own good living we are confront- 
ed by a shrewd power that is determin- 
ed to destroy us. Enjoying all our com- 
forts, our extra money to spend, our 
little amusements, we will find it hard 
to admit the brutal reality of our nation- 
al danger and to change our individual 
living to the cleai'headed thinking, the 
discipline, and the stamina that are 
necessary, if we are to remain free peo- 
ple and the United States is to continue 
as a nation." 

Men and women in America today, 
faithful to their heritage, loyal to their 
nation, true to their best selves and ac- 
countable to their creator, will not ask 
for what is easy. They will seek to get 
light and to give it. They will endeavor to 
appropriate power and provide it. They 
will resolve to establish the facts of every 
situation and to act promptly with the 
soundest judgment. With this approach 
we can proceed with confidence. 


Page Seven 

Students and Facult 


A Character of the Millsaps Student Body 

In the seventeenth century English 
prose there was a quaint and charming 
little genre called the character. The 
character was a short essay which de- 
lineated a "type" of person — the poli- 
tician, the country bumpkin, the social 
climber, etc. — satirically, of course, and 
with exaggeration. It was a kind of 
caricature. The secret of a good charac- 
ter was that the writer caught the type 
so unmistakably that everybody recog- 
nized him at once. Now, in trying to 
imagine this audience, I have written a 
character of the Millsaps Student Body. 
If I err in this characterization, I hope 
you will be generous and attribute it to 
my shortness of acquaintance or profes- 
sorial myopia — not to my lack of good 
■will. (This is a fancy way of saying that 
I love you, and this hurts me worse 
than it does you!) 

The Millsaps Student Body is a group 
of 950 young people (note how cleverly 
I pad the enrollment figure, a trick I 
learned from the registrar) enrolled in 
studies leading to the baccalaureate de- 
gree in a college dedicated to the old- 
fashioned pursuit of excellence — in moral 
character, in intellectual discipline, both 
within a framework of spiritual en- 
couragement — the pursuit, I say, of ex- 
cellence, not "life-adjustment education," 
not the trade-school teaching of techno- 
logical skills: but a college dedicated 
to the values of the ancient liberal arts 
in the mid-twentieth century when those 
values are seriously challenged by a 
mechanistic, materialistic civilization 
which threatens to devour or destroy 

The Millsaps Student Body is a group 
of 950 young people who are the best- 
mannered (about most things), the most 
genuinely courteous and friendly in the 
world; young people who are seriously 
committed to their studies, though I 
think largely for the wrong reasons: 

Editor's Note: The above character was used 
by Dr. Boyd to introduce his chapel address 
"Poetic Values in a Liberal Educ-ation," 
Tvhich was printed in a recent edition of 
Major Notes. His character inspired a stu- 
dent, who preferred to remain anonymous, 
to write one on what she called "the best 
thing at Millsaps — the faculty." 

A group of 950 young people enrolU 
in the study of the liberal arts and tl 
pursuit of their values who seldom mei 
tion those values outside the course ar 
the classroom; who study assiduous! 
but never read; who talk animated! 
about tests and papers and professoi 
but not with the real excitement of ii 
tellectual adventure; who labor f( 
grades and their fruits on Tap Day bt 
not for true learning; who faithful] 
attend an endless succession of meeting 
of endlessly proliferated organizatior 
at which nothing much happens — nc 
is expected to happen; who demar 
freedom but fear responsibility; wh 
enjoy the most delicate state of healt 
(an approaching examination or pape 
can send many of them into a serioi 
one-day attack of the quinzy, followe 
by the presentation of the most ii 
genious and tiresome excuses); wh 
strike me as not having a very goo 
time here in the midst of priceless oj 
portunity for the clean gaiety of socia 
and intellectual, and spii'itual discover; 
who have on their campus an undei 
used student union building, an undei 
used golf course, and, what is far worsi 
an under-used library: I have wante 
to "shout with thundering voice to you, 
as Thoreau put it, what he wanted th 
preacher to shout to his Concord cor 
gregation: "Pause! Avast! Why s 
seeming fast, but deadly slow?" 

The Millsaps Student Body is a grou 
of 950 young people who, neverthelesi 
despite all I have said, compose th 
finest college community in this stat 
and are the greatest hope of libers 
education in this region. 

If there is any validity in my charac 
ter, it can be summarized thus: Th 
Millsaps Student Body too often con 
fuses the means of education with it 
true ends. The means are courses att 
tests and grades and meetings — all th 
trappings; the ends of education are 
I think, discipline (in which I includ 
learning to read and write and think) 
mastery, liberation, vision, and commit 
ment. It is to an encounter with th 
values attendant upon these ends am 
the pursuit of them that we challeng 
you in our faculty series. 

Page Eight 


,ook at Each Other 

A Character of the Millsaps Faculty 

The Millsaps faculty is an assortment 
if several dozens of scholars, fairly pro- 
portionately divided into three camps: 
Humanities, social sciences, and natural 
jciences. They have among them about 
four times as many degrees as there are 
oeople, and somebody in the group has 
)een to just about any school you have 
■leard of. They eat lunch together every 
(Wednesday in the private dining room of 
he cafeteria, but other times it is not 
incommon to see some of them mingling 
vith students in public. 

They have diverse interests and abili- 
ies, but together they make a super- 
,;tructure of enjoyment and enlighten- 
iient. "In twelve words or less" Mrs. 
jroodman demands precise thinking. Dr. 
paplenor is a phenomenon of depth in 
lis field and scope in his knowledge, 
ilaiiy have been the freshmen girls in 
History II who have vowed, "When I 
marry, I want a man just like Dr. 

Doctors across the state will tell you 
hat Dr. Price was their inspiration for 
he beginning of excellence in scholar- 
ihip, and young ministers pay tribute 
o "Brother Bob" (Anding) and Dr. 
vVroten. Anybody who ever went to IRC 
s still trying to imitate the way Dr. 
tfoore can be clever without even exert- 
ng effort. 

If everybody loved German as much as 
3err Guest, the Millsaps community 
Yould speak auf Deutsch. However, Mrs. 
Houllett would desire a Roman culture 
md Latin conversation. Still, Dr. Boyd, 
vould be satisfied with just better 
^.merican English — and less social 

Just as there is probability beyond 
•easonable doubt that Dr. Fleming is the 
Host wonderful man in the world, there 
is the same high probability that Mr. 
Bowen is the best looking. And students 
till take Maddox courses just to hear 
;he man lecture. 

There is unanimity among Millsaps 
eachers about giving hard tests and 
iriving these tests all in the same week. 
iFurthermore, each teacher expects stu- 
lents to pass his own test and the ones 
ill the other teachers give that week. 
rhey seem to like each other and support 

one another in matters of this nature. 

Also, they have a pact about liberal 
arts. Go to any one of them, and he will 
tell you that you should be proficient 
in English, efficient in biology lab, and 
there is no excuse for being deficient 
in algebra. On the side, you must spe- 
cialize in something; but don't worry 
about that until the second semester of 
your junior year — or better still, gra- 
duate school. 

It is obvious that they are friends 
within the group. They go rushing home 
from faculty meetings to get their wives 
or husbands and go to other faculty 
homes for dinner and bridge. It is 
amazing to note that whichever set of 
faculty couples a fraternity has to 
chaperone its dance, they always play 
bridge well together. 

They like students. They demonstrate 
this by giving a minimum of cuts, as- 
signing a maximum of papers, labora- 
tory experiments, and research projects, 
and not accepting lame excuses for 
failure to do the assigned work on time. 
They even talk to students, and not al- 
ways about research projects. They 
don't get upset when students disagree 
with them, and sometimes they even tell 
students they themselves are learning 
with them. 

I don't know whether they plan what 
they are doing to students or it just 
happens that way. They show the stu- 
dent how, and he does the experiment. 
They tell the student when, and he 
meets the appointment. They describe 
for the student where, and he goes there. 
They give the student the facts, and he 
attempts their coordination. They tell 
the student he can, and he does. Oh, 
not every student does, but more alumni 
than ever come back by to tell what 
they have accomplished. 

They are all a part of a process, the 
Millsaps faculty, designated education. 
Bringing first-rate perspective, first- 
rate personality, and first-i'ate prepara- 
tion, they come together with mutual 
dedication to a goal of opening avenues 
of abundant life to those students who 
sit in their classrooms, wander into their 
offices, and chatter in their halls. And 
the chatter changes. 


Page Nine 

m\iH ^i^^^^ 

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

Sara Lorena Baine, born March 9 to 
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Baine (Sara John- 
son, '56), of Memphis. She was wel- 
comed by Harvey Julius Baine, IV, 3. 

Laura Grace Blair, born on May 17 to 
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Blair (Mai-ilyn 
Wood), of Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. Blair 
are members of the class of 1957. 

Charlotte Marie Boyd, born September 
13 to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Boyd, of Lake 
Charles, Louisiana. Mrs. Boyd is the 
former Charlotte Elliott, '56. 

Charlotte Ruth Bryant, born June 28 
to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry K. Bryant (Caro- 
lyn Edwards, '60), of Memphis. 

Sandra Kristen Dean, born to Dr. and 
Mrs. Walter L. Dean (Anne Roberts, 
'53) on June 14. Welcoming Kristen 
were Steven, 4, and Douglas, 2. The 
Deans are Memphis residents. 

John Robert Hudson, born to Mr. and 
Mrs. John Robert Hudson (Clydell Car- 
ter, '56), of Memphis, on July 8. Brother 
Eddie is three years old. 

Samuel Kimble Love, Jr., born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Kimble Love, '56-'59 and '56- 
'57, of Jackson, on December 14. Mrs. 
Love is the former Anne Hyman. 

William Douglas Mann, Jr., born Aug- 
ust 10 to Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Mann 
(Dorothy Doty), '49 and '51, of Car- 
thage, Mississippi. The Manns have two 
daughters, Melissa, 6, and Allyn, 4. 

James Allan Phyfer, Jr., born June 30 
to Mr. and Mrs. James Phyfer (Tally 
McGowan), '59 and '56-'59, of Univer- 
sity, Mississippi. 

Edwin Lawrence Pierson, born July 
5 to Lt. and Mrs. Larry G. Pierson (Vir- 
ginia "Bunny" Cowan, '57-'60), of Colum- 
bia, Georgia. 

Susan Elizabeth Polk, born March 16 
to Dr. and Mrs. Hiram Polk, Jr., '56 and 
'52-'54, of St. Louis, Missouri. Mrs. 
Polk is the former Wanda Waddell. 

Frank Edward Rives, IH, born on 
January 24 to Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. 
Rives, Jr., of Memphis. Mrs. Rives is 
the former Carol Culley, '56. 

Rosemary Roberts, born to the Rev- 
erend and Mrs. Eddie F. Roberts, of 
Corinth, Mississippi, on August 17. Mr. 
Roberts is a member of the class of 

1951. Rosemary was greeted by Frank 
4, and John, 2. 

Shawn Sanford ("Sandy") Sample, 

born August 12 to Mr. and Mrs. Tex 
Sample (Peggy Jo Sanford), both '57, 
of Haverill, Massachusetts. The Samples 
also have Steven Barry, 2. 

Jennifer Marie Short, born to Dr. and 
Mrs. Louis C. Short (Frances Jo Pea- 
cock), '50-'53 and '54, of Jackson, on 
August 17. Jennifer Marie was wel- 
comed by Mark Ashworth, 3, and Laura 
Lee, P2. 

Robert Wade Spencer, born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Elmo Spencer (Betty Sue Gray, 
'51-'52) on June 16. Robert Wade has 
a brother, David, 2%. The Spencers 
live in New Albany, Mississippi. 

Olivia Ree Taylor, born June 20 to Mr. 
and Mrs. Billy G. Taylor (Mona Ree 
Canode, '50-'53), of Greenwood. The 
Taylors also have a son, Michael, 2. 

Brenda Buck Watts, born November 
19, 1959, to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Dean 
Watts (Annie Greer Leonard, '53), of 
San Jose, California. 

Jeffrey Allen Williamson, born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Albert Williamson, of Culver 
City, California. Mr. Williamson is a 
member of the class of 1956. 

3n ilrntnnam 

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: 

Emanuel Albritton, '11-'12, who died 
May 25. He was living in Clinton, 

Thomas S. Bratton, '12, who died 
August 13 following a long illness. 
He had lived in Clinton, Mississippi, for 
the past 14 years. 

H. G. "Doc" Deterly, '29, who died 
August 17 after an illness of several 
weeks. He was a lifelong resident of 

Dr. Stuart G. Noble, who taught in 
the preparatory school and organized 
the education department. He died 
September 19. He was a Jackson resi- 

Hollis Watson Stephenson, '43, who 
died July 13 following a traffic accident. 
He had lived in Columbus, Mississippi. 

"Modern Literature and the Chris- 
tian Faith" was the theme of a series 
of five lectures given by Dr. George 
Boyd, chairman of the English depart- 
ment, at the annual Clergy Conference 
of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi, 
held at Rose Hill September 6-8. Dr. 
Boyd, who was conference leader, spoke 
on "Poetry, Truth, and the Christian 
Faith: Definitions and Assumptions"; 
"Poetry in the Waste Land: Yeats, Frost, 
and Eliot"; "Heroic Man in the Con- 
temporary Novel: Camus and Faulk- 
ner"; "Drama for the Common Man: 
Williams, Miller, and MacLeish"; and 
"Notes Toward Some Conclusions." 
Collateral papers were presented on such 
subjects as "Eliot's Drama" (by George 
Stephenson, '36), "Faulkner's Novels," 
"Frost's Poetry," and "Tennessee Wil- 
liams' Plays." 

Boston University Graduate School 
has notified Robert E. Bergmark, asso- 
ciate professor of philosophy, that he 
has successfully completed all require- 
ments for the doctor of philosophy de- 
gree, which he will receive at the 
school's commencement exercises in 
June. Mr. Bergmark, who has been a 
member of the Millsaps faculty since 
1953, titled his dissertation "Moral Ob- 
jectivism in W. R. Sorley, W. D. Ross, 
A. C. Ewing, and A. C. Garnett." He is 
serving as acting chairman of the philo- 
sophy department during Dr. N. Bond 
Fleming's leave of absence. 

Two articles which were co-authored 
by Dr. Charles Eugene Cain, associate 
professor of chemistry, have been ac- 
cepted for publication by the Journal 
of Organic Chemistry. Research for the 
articles, which concern sandwich com- 
pounds, was done at Duke University 
and was supported in part by the Office 
of Ordnance Research of the U. S. 
Army. Dr. Cain is the author of four 
other papers on the same subject which 
have been published by the Journal. 

"The Case for the Church College," an 
article by Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr., appeared 
in the September issue of The Adult 
Student, a publication of the Methodist 
Church. In the article he presents the 
major reasons for churches to remain 
in the field of higher education. 

Page Ten 


And What of the Future? 

Annual Report 
Millsaps College Alumni Fund 



Page Eleven 

Summary of the 1959-60 Alumni Fund 

No. Amount 

General Contributions 927 $ 9,806.00 

Major Investors 122 17,476.10 

Friends 9 917.50 

Corporate Alumnus Program 4 310.00 

Total Gifts -1,062 $28,399.60 


Total Alumni Gifts 1,049 

A major breakthrough in alumni giving is on the horizon. The 1959-60 Alumni Fund campaign 
results have given a preview of the future. In six years the Fund has grown from 210 persons 
giving $970 to last year's total of 1,062 persons giving $28,399.60. This is heartening progress and 
is indicative of greater things to come. Alumni participation is almost 200' above the 1958-59 report 
and last year's total receipts figure is more than 28% ahead of the best previous year. The announced 
goal of $25,000 was reached well in advance of the end of the campaign, and alumni exceeded the amount 
budgeted by the College for their gifts by more than 40%. 

Once again the Class of 1941 set the pace, taking Sweepstakes Award honors by placing in the 
top ten in number of members giving to the Fund, amount given, and percentage of the class giving. 
Pressing close for top honors were the Classes of 1917, 1947, 1951, and 1953. They were in the top ten in 
two of the three categories. A tip of the hat is due the Class of 1907 for its record of 43% participa- 
tion in the Fund by its members. They topped the percentage-of -class-giving category. Orchids, too, 
to the Class of 1935 for leading the field in amount given with $2,608, and to the Class of 1953 for 
the enviable record of 49 members giving to the Fund. 

Because of the dedicated leadership of Zach Taylor, Jr., the advice of the Alumni Association's 
Finance Committee, the hard work of class managers, and the loyalty and interest of hundreds of others, 
"mission accomplished — goal surpassed" can be written of the 1959-60 Alumni Fund campaign. For 
those who teach, study, and serve in other capacities at Millsaps — and for those yet to come to the 
College — we express gratitude to those who had a part in the campaign. 

The success of last year's effort must be the springboard to higher goals. It is imperative that 
participation by alumni reach 25% and that the total move beyond $30,000 to $50,000 and above — and 
soon — if Millsaps College is to remain an institution of highest quality. This is the challenge before 
Millsaps Alumni. This challenge we believe they will meet and surpass. 

Page Twelve MAJOR NOTES 

Report of Giving By Classes 


Class No. Solicited* 

No. Giving 



Before 1900 22 


23 ^'f 

$ 175.00 

1900 10 




1901 5 


1902 11 




1903 15 




1904 13 




1905 19 




1906 15 




1907 21 




1908 26 




1909 23 




1910 25 




1911 26 




1912 34 




1913 27 




1914 29 




1915 33 




1916 45 




1917 33 




1918 29 




1919 28 




1920 41 




1921 30 




1922 . 54 




1923 59 




1924 86 




1925 79 




1926 88 




1927 89 




1928 136 




1929 130 




1930 131 




1931 117 




1932 117 




1933 98 




1934 136 




1935 126 




1936 126 




1937 98 




1938 123 




1939 133 




1940 151 




1941 163 




1942 150 




1943 155 




1944 138 




1945 111 




1946 102 




1947 197 




1948 169 




1949 277 




1950 281 




1951 216 




1952 186 




1953 218 




1954 224 




1955 191 




1956 269 




1957 286 

1958 338 


Corporate Aumnus Program 


Year Unknown 







♦Includes those who enrolled with class but did not graduate. 

Page Thirteen 

Official List of Contributors to 1959-1960 
Millsaps College Alumni Fund 

Before 1900 

William J. Baker 
Percy L. Clifton 
Garner W. Green, Sr. 
Harris A. Jones 
Mrs. G. C. Swearingen 
(Anne Buckley) 


Joseph B. Dabney 

Thomas M. Lemly 


Mrs. Cowles Horton 

Mrs. Mary Holloman Scott 

James D. Tillman 


Aimee Hemingway 
O. S. Le^\^s 


S. C. Hart 

James Madison Kennedy 

Benton Z. Welch 


Mrs. J. E. Carruth 

(Bertha Fielder) 
Aubrey C. Griffin 
Mrs. W. B. Harris 

(Sallie Dora Dubard) 
James Clyde McGee 


Hendon M. Harris 
Mrs. 0. S. Lewis 

(Evelyn Stevens Cook) 
John L. Neill 


C. C. Applewhite 

C. A. Bowen 

John William Loch 

J. A. McKee 

C. L. Neill 

Mrs. C. L. Neill 

(Susie Ridgwav) 
Mrs. C. R. Ridg^vay, Sr. 

(Hattie Lewis) 
A. L. Rogers 
Mrs. Charles T. Wadlington 

(Emily Lee Lucius) 


Orlando P. Adams 

Gilbert Cook, Sr. 

Mrs. L. A. Dubard, Sr. 

(Alma Beck) 
W. P. Murrah 
John C. Rousseaux 
Mrs. Bert W. Stiles 

(Bessie Huddleston) 


Jason A. Alford 
Mrs. Ward Allen 

(Roberta Dubard) 
W. R. Applewhite 
J. H. Brooks 
Mrs. W. C. Faulk 

(Patty Tindall) 
Mrs. Leon McCluer 

(Mary Moore) 
James Franklin Noble 
Tom A. Stennis 
Basil F. Witt 


A. Boyd Campbell 
Henrv Marvin Frizell 
William Pullen, Jr. 
Charles R. Rew 
Leon W. Whitson 


Mrs. R. A. Doggett 
(Jennie Mills) 


M. W. Cooper 
Bama Finger 
Mrs. Tom Guyton 
(Maude Rogers) 
Joe H. Morris 
Randolph Peets, Sr. 
Fred B. Smith 
William N. Thomas 


J. B. Honeycutt 
Sam Lampton 
Herbert H. Lester 
Thomas E. Lott 
Frank T. Scott 
Martin L. White 
J. D. Wroten, Sr. 


Mrs. W. R. Applewhite 

(Ruth Mitchell) 
T. M. Cooper 
Marietta Finger 
Eckford L. Summer 
Mrs. J. D. Wroten 

(Birdie Gray Steen) 


Sallie W. Baley 
John W. Case 

C. C. Clark 
E. L. Hillman 
W. E. Hobbs 
Mrs. J. D. Lord 

(Clara Rogers) 
Ramsey W. Roberts 


Mrs. J. D. Dorroh 

(Mary Griffin) 
Mrs. P. M. Hollis 

(Nelle York) 
Mrs. J. L Hurst 

(Ary Carruth) 
Mrs. Fannie Buck Leonard 
Annie Lester 
Leon McCluer 
Mrs. Lottie McRanev 

J. C. Wasson 


Albert Luther Bennett 
Otie G. Branstetter 
Mrs. Hersee M. Carson 
Mrs. E. A. Harwell 

(Mary Shurlds) 
R. G. Moore 

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

(Primrose Thompson) 
W. Calvin Wells, HI 
D. M. White 


M. F. Clegg 
C. H. Everett 
Julian B. Feibelman 
W. D. Myers 
J. S. Shipman 
Mrs. C. H. Terry 
(Marjorie Klein) 


Sam E. Ashmore 
Mrs. S. J. Greer 

(Annie Ruth Junkin) 
Mrs. Edith Brown Hays 


Cornelius A. Bostick 
Charles W. Brooks 
Mrs. L C. Enochs 

(Crawford Swearingen) 
Alexander P. Harmon 
C. G. Howorth 
Thomas G. Pears 
Mrs. J. P. Walker 

(Ygondine Gaines) 
Aimee Wilcox 


Eugene M. Ervin 
Mrs. W. F. Goodman 

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

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


Collye W. Alford 
W. Ross Brown 
Henry B. Collins 
Daley Crawford 
Burton C. Ford 


Mrs. Collye W. Alford 

(Ernia Kile) 
E. B. Boatner 
Mrs. Montyne Fox 

(Montyne Moody) 
Joseph M. Howorth 
Mrs. Walter R. Lee 

(Helen Ball) 
Daniel F. McNeil 
Virginia Thomas 


Francis E. Ballard 
Mrs. E. B. Boatner 

(Maxine Tull) 
Russell B. Booth 
Gladys Cagle 
James W. Campbell 
Charles Carr 
Eli M. Chatoney 
William W. Combs 
Mrs. Armand Coullet 

(Magnolia Simpson) 
Caroline Howie 
Rolfe Lanier Hunt 
Hermes H. Knoblock 
Daniel William Poole 
Mrs. Joe Pugh 

(Eva Clower) 

Oliver B. Triplett 
Jesse Watson 


Mrs. J. Curtis Burrow 

(Maggie May Jones) 
Mrs. James W. Campbell 

(Evelyn Flowers) 
Kathleen Carmichael 
George H. Jones 
Mrs. R. T. Keys 

(Sara Gladney) 
Mrs. C. W. Lorance 

(Pattie Mae Elkins) 
William F. McCormick 
Fred L. Martin 
T. H. Naylor 
Mrs. Cynthia Shaniel 

(Cynthia Thompson) 
Bethany Swearingen 
John S. Warren 
John W. Young 


Mrs. Ross Barnett 

(Pearl Crawford) 
James Baxter 
W. A. Bealle 
Mrs. Morgan Bishop 

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

(Eurania Pyron) 
Jones S. Hamilton 
Robert C. Kelley, Sr. 
Mrs. J. L. Maxwell 

(Hester Duncan) 
Chester F. Nelson 
John D. Noble 
Mrs. John D. Noble 

(Natoma Campbell) 
R. T. Pickett, Jr. 
J. B. Price 
I. H. Sells 
F. W. Vaughan 
James Harold Webb 


Charles B. Alford 
R. R. Branton 
Mrs. M. H. Brooks 

(Dorothy Middleton) 
Joe W. Coker 
John F. Egger 
Mrs. Robert C. Kelley 

(Lynn Little) 
Amanda Lane Lowther 
Marguerite Rush 
Mrs. W. B. Seals 

(Daisy Newman) 
Mrs. Russell Smith 

(Irene Clegg) 
Curtis M. Swango 
Orrin H. Swayze 
Mrs. Orrin H. Swayze 

(Catherine Power) 
Ruth Tucker 
Mrs. E. W. Walker 

(Millicent Price) 
Mrs. Henry W. Williams 

(Thelma McKeithen) 
Mrs. Wilfred Wilson 

(Ida Lee Austin) 


William C. Alford 
Mrs. A. K. Anderson 
(Elizabeth Setzler) 

Page Fourteen 


A. V. Beacham 

Mrs. W. G. Bertschinger 

(Mary George Nobles) 
Robert E. Blount 
Eldon L. Bolton 
H. B. Cottrell 
Mrs. Walter Ely 

(Ruby Blackwell) 
Mrs. James M. Ewing 

(Maggie Flowers) 
Archie Lee Gooch 
William T. Hankins 
Mrs. Herbert Hemeter 

(Mary Burton) 
Mrs. Oze Horton 

(Bessie Givens) 
Rayford Hudson, Jr. 
Mrs. T. M. Jones 

(Hattie Rae Lewis) 
L. S. Kendrick 
Mrs. T. F. Larche 

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

(Frances Wortman) 
Sam R. Moody 
Dwyn M. Mounger 
Mrs. T. H. Naylor 

(Martha Watkins) 
M. A. Peevey 
George 0. Robinson 
V. L. Wharton 


Ruth Alford 
E. L. Anderson, Jr. 
George R. Armistead 
Charles W. Baley, Jr. 
Mrs. R. E. Blount 

(Alice Ridgway) 
Mrs. R. R. Branton 

(Doris Alford) 
0. Levon Brooks 
John T. Caldwell 
Mrs. John T. Caldwell 

(Marguerite Crull) 
Eugene H. Countiss 
W. B. Dribben 
Bessie Will Gilliland 
Heber Ladner 
Mrs. J. H. Maw 

(Gladys Jones) 
Mrs. W. Powers Moore 

(Dessie Clark Loflin) 
William I. Peeler 
Mrs. W. K. Prince 

(Lorene Mabry) 
George E. Reves 
Theodore K. Scott 
Eugene Thompson 
Mrs. Elizabeth Parsons 

James E. Wilson 
Mrs. J. E. Woodrome 

(Mattie Purser) 


Mrs. Earl Alford 

(Dorothy Moore) 
J. W. Alford 
Mrs. E. R. Arnold 

(Ruth West) 
William E. Barksdale 
Mrs. A. J. Blackmon 

(Ouida Ellzey) 
Howard E. Boone 
Mrs. Perry Bunch 

(Virginia LeNoir) 
William D. Carmichael 
Mrs. Charles E. Catchings 

(Frances Lawson) 
Mrs. Wallis Elliott 

(Sidney Stevens Brame) 
Mrs. Mary Hudson Ford 
Mrs. J. H. Hager 

(Frances Baker) 

Mrs. Ben Hawkins 

(Frances Evans) 
Mildred Home 
Ransom Gary Jones 
Mrs. Philip Kolb 

(Warrene Ramsey) 
D. G. McLaurin 
Mary Miller Murry 
Benjamin Y. Ruff 
Robert S. Simpson 
L. 0. Smith 
C. Arthur Sullivan 
Ira A. Travis 
Mrs. Ralph Webb 

(Rosa Lee McKeithen) 


Elsie Abney 
Bessie Allred 
Edwin B. Bell 
Robert E. Byrd 
Reynolds Cheney 
John W. Clark, Jr. 
Mrs. Percy L. Clifton 

(Mabel Gavden) 
Mrs. Pat T. Dolan 

(Mary Agness Dobyns) 
Mary Joan Finger 
Elizabeth Harrell 
Marshall Hester 
Mrs. Marshall Hester 

(Winifred Scott) 
Frederick T. Hoff 
Mary Bowen Knapp 
J. Howard Lewis 
Floyd L. Looney 
Mrs. J. S. Love," Jr. 

(Jo Ellis Buie) 
Mrs. M. A. Peevey 

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


Mrs. Edwin B. Bell 

(Frances Decell) 
Mrs. John Clark Boswell 

(Ruth Ridgway) 
Mrs. J. H. Cameron 

(Burnell Gillaspy) 
Edward A. Khayat 
Philip Kolb 

David A. Livingston 
James N. McLeod 
Mrs. H. E. Watson 
(Ruth Mann) 


Mrs. William E. Barksdale 

(Mary Eleanor Alford) 
Norman U. Boone 
John Clark Boswell 
Steve Burwell, Jr. 
Mrs. Reynolds Cheney 

(Winifred Green) 
W. Moncure Dabney 
John R. Enochs 
Mrs. T. D. Faust. Jr. 

(Louise Colbert) 
Mrs. R. P. Henderson 

(Adomae Partin) 
Mrs. H. B. Ravelin 

(Martha Louise Hamilton) 
Mrs. Wylie V. Kees 

(Mary Sue Burnham) 
Rabian Lane 
Floyd O. Lewis 
Mrs. Paul Meacham 

(Jessie McDaniel) 
Thomas F. Neblett 
Mrs. R. T. Pickett 

(Mary Eleanor Chisholm) 
Mrs. L." L. Trent 

(Ann Stevens Lewis) 
Gycelle Tynes 
Henry B. Varner 
Henry V. Watkins, Jr. 
Claude B. Yarborough 


Mildred Cagle 
Charlotte Capers 
Henry C. Dorris 
R. Gordon Grantham 
Harriet Heidelberg 
Robert S. Higdon 
Garland Holloman 
Mrs. Marks W. Jenkins 

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

(Maude McLean) 
Mrs. J. W. Lipscomb 

(Ann Dubard) 
Mrs. T. F. McDonnell 

(Alice Weems) 
Fred W. McEwen 

Basil E. Moore 
Floyd O'Dom 
Arthur L. Rogers, Jr. 
William Tremaine, Jr. 


Thomas A. Baines 
Thomas S. Boswell 
Mrs. Steve Burwell, Jr. 

(Carolyn Hand) 
W. J. Caraway 
Mrs. W. J. Caraway 

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

(Ethel McMurry) 
Joe Guess 
Paul D. Hardin 
W. C. Jones 
Armand Karow 
Thomas F. McDonnell 
Mrs. John McEachin 

(Alma Kathei-ine Dubard) 
Marion E. Mansell 
Mrs. Frank Potts 

(Virginia Averitte) 
Mrs. Merritt B. Queen 

(Dorothea Mitchell) 
Paul Ramsey 
E. F. Ricketts 
Charles Robert Ridg\vay 
Mrs. L. O. Smith 

(Margaret Flowers) 
James T. Vance 
Mrs. James T. Vance 

(Mary Hughes) 


Henry V. Allen, Jr. 
Charles R. Arrington 
Dorothy Boyles 
Merritt H. Brooks 
Webb Buie 
Mrs. Webb Buie 

(Ora Lee Graves) 
H. L. Daniels 
Frank E. Dement 
Mrs. H. C. Dodge 

(Annie Fi-ances Hinds) 
Caxton Doggett 
Read Patton Dunn 
John W. Evans 
Robert L. Ezelle, Jr. 
Mrs. George Faxon 

(Nancy Blanton Plummer) 

These hard-working alumni participated in a telephone solicitations cam- 
paign in June to give the fund that last boost. Results were encouraging. 


Page Fifteen 

J. Noel Hinson 
Mrs. R. C. Hubbard 

(Marion Dubard) 
James A. Lauderdale 
James H. Lemly 
Raymond McClinton 
Mrs. T. G. Meaders, Jr. 

(Myrtis Flowers) 
Alton F. Minor 
Helen Morehead 
Joseph C. Pickett 
Thomas G. Ross 
George R. Stephenson 
P. K. Sturgeon 
Mrs. Gycelle Tynes 

(Dorothy Cowen) 


Jefferson G. Artz 
Mrs. Paul Brandes 

(Melba Sherman) 
Bradford B. Breeland 
Kathleen Clardy 
Mendell M. Davis 
James S. Ferguson 
H. E. Finger, Jr. 
Mrs. Joe Guess 

(India Sykes) 
Mrs. Armand Karow 

(Eunice Louise Durham) 
Mrs. William G. Kimbrell 

(Dorothy Triplett) 
Dudley LeGette 
Robert M. Mayo 
George L. Morelock 
William R. Richerson 
Charles Selman 
A. T. Tatum 
Mrs. Leora White Thompson 


David K. Brooks 
G. C. Clark 
Leonard E. Clark 
Mrs. R. T. Edgar 

(Katherine Dement) 
Alex Gordon 
Mrs. Ransom Cary Jones 

(Jessie Vic Russell) 
William G. Kimbrell 
Mrs. George McMurry 

(Grace Horton) 
Eugenia Mauldin 
Mrs. Freeman May 

(Catherine Davis) 
Archie Lee Meadows 
Mrs. Archie L. Meadows 

(Sybil Hinson) 
William R. Murray 
George E. Patton 
Mrs. J. Earl Rhea 

(Mildred Clegg) 
Mrs. E. F. Ricketts 

(Berkley Muh) 


Mrs. Clarence Anderson 

(Marv Douglas Broadfoot) 
William H. Bizzell 
Fred J. Bush 
Paul Carruth 
Foster Collins 
Charity Crisler 
Mrs. William L. Crouch 

(Ruth Wroten) 
Blanton Doggett 
Roger Elfert 
.Tohn W. Godbold 
Mrs. Jack Harding 

(Clara Frances Dent) 
Mrs._ G. W. Heard 

(Katherine Goar) 
Jeremiah H. Holleman 
Robert A. Ivy 
Hugh B. Landrum 

Page Sixteen 

Mrs. Raymond McClinton 

(Rowena McRae) 
Mrs. Howard Moi-ris 

(Sarah Buie) 
Donald O'Connor 
Mrs. Donald O'Connor 

(Ollie Mae Gray) 
Mrs. Dudley Stewart 

(Jane Hyde West) 
A. T. Tucker 
Mrs. J. W. Wood 

(Grace Cunningham) 


Mary K. Askew 

Mrs. Ralph R. Bartsch 

(Martha Faust Connor) 
James L. Booth 
Charles L. Clark, Jr. 
Mrs. Roger Elfert 

(Lucy Hammons) 
Mrs. J. P. Field, Jr. 

(Elizabeth Durley) 
Mrs. Alvin Flannes 

(Sara Nell Rhymes) 
Mrs. John W. Godbold 

(Marguerite Darden) 
Vernon B. Hathorn 
Martha Ann Kendrick 
Henry G. Kersh 
Edwin W. Lowther 
Mrs. William McClintock 

(Catherine Wofford) 
Mrs. Lawrence Martin 

(Louise Moorer) 
Clayton Morgan 
Mrs. A. L. Parman 

(Ernestine Roberts) 
Mrs. Henrv P. Pate 

(Glenn Phifer) 
Henry C. Ricks, Jr. 
W. B. Ridgwav 
Mrs. G. O. Sanford 

(Bessie McCafferty) 
Herbert Selman 
Mrs. Celia Brevard Trimble 
Kate Wells 
Jennie Youngblood 


Walter C. Beard 
Joseph H. Brooks 
Jack L. Caldwell 
Elizabeth L. Cavin 
Roy C. Clark 
William L. Crouch 
Al Fred Daniel 
David Donald 
Samuel P. Emanuel 
J. P. Field, Jr. 
Eugene T. Fortenberrv 
Mrs. J. Magee Gabbert 

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

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

(Rosa Eudy) 
Frank B. Hays 
Mae Black Heidelberg 
Thomas K. Holyfield 
Joseph T. Humphries 
Mrs. J. H. Kent 

(Mary Alyce Moore) 
Gwin Kolb 
James J. Livesay 
Joel D. McDavid 
Marjorie Miller 
Mrs. R. E. Dumas Milner 

(Myrtle Ruth Howard) 
C. M. Murry 
John W. Nicholson 
Mrs. John W. Nicholson 

(Josephine Timberlake) 
Eugene Peacock 

Mrs. Paul Ramsey 

(Effie Register) 
Thomas Robertson 
Nat Rogers 
Paul Rush 
James P. Scott 
Paul T. Scott 
Mrs. Herbert Selman 

(Inazelle Pierce) 
James B. Sumrall 
W. O. Tynes 
Mrs. J. D. Upshaw 

(Christine Ferguson) 
Ess A. White 
L. H. Wilson 
Robert Wingate 


Mrs. B. E. Burris 

(Eva Tvnes) 
Mrs. Al F'red Daniel 

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

(Mary Margaret McRae) 
William B. Fazakerly 
Charles S. Jackson 
Glenn S. Kev 
Mrs. Gwin Kolb 

(Ruth Godbold) 
Mrs. Al C. Kruse 

(Evaline Khavat) 
W. Baldwin Lloyd 
Raymond Martin 
Robert M. Matheny 
Mrs. Vera Laird Mayo 
Louis J. Navarro 
Charlton S. Roby 
Mrs. Nat Rogers 

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

(Nell Triplett) 
Albert G. Sanders 
John L. Sigman 
Thomas L. Spengler 
Mrs. Francis Stevens 

(Ann Elizabeth Herbert) 
Mrs. Monroe Stewart 

(Virginia Hale Hansell) 
Felix A. Sutphin 
J. B. Welborn 
Mrs. V. L. Wharton 

(Beverly Dickerson) 
Mrs. Louis H. Wilson 

(Jane Clark) 


Mrs. Sam K. Baldwin 

(Kathleen G. Stanley) 
Otho M. Brantley 
William L. Cook 
Dolores Craft 
Mrs. Robert Field 

(Nancy Graham) 
Alan R. Holmes 
Mrs. Paul C. Kenny 

(Ruth Gibbons) 
Mrs. Henry G. Kersh 

(Josephine Kemp) 
Philip H. King 
Mrs. James J. Livesay 

(Mary Lee Busby) 
Mrs. Harold L. McKean 

(Helen Stewart) 
Mrs. Robert C. Montana 

(Patricia Jones) 
Walter R. Neill 
James Ogden 
Robert D. Pearson 
Mrs. Robert D. Pearson 

(Sylvia Roberts) 
Walter S. Ridg-\vay 
John M. Sawyer 
Frederick E. Tatum 

Mrs. Watts Thornton 

(Hazel Bailey) 
Janice Trimble 
J. L. Wofford 


Mary Alice Boyles 
Mrs. Jack L. Caldwell 

(Marjorie Murphy) 
James G. Chastain 
G. C. Dean, Jr. 
Mrs. Lawrence Gray 

(Mildred Dycus) 
Mrs. 0. Z. Hall 

(Jacqueline Stevens) 
Mrs. Robert Holland 

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

(Louise Dav) 
Mrs. Philip H. King 

(Jean Stevens) 
Rudolph Legler 
Mrs. Louis J. NavazTO 

(Ann Rhvmes) 
Mrs. Wiliam S. Neal 

(Priscilla Morson) 
Waudine Nelson 
Mrs. E. H. Nicholson 

(Lady Bettye Timberlake) 
Mrs. H. Peyton Noland 

(Sarah Elizabeth Brien) 
John S. Sanders 
Mrs. Brevik Schimmel 

(Edith Cortwright) 
Zachary Taylor, Jr. 
Noel C. Womack 
Mrs. Noel C. Womack 

(Flora Mae Arant) 


Mrs. W. W. Barnard 

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

(Nell Shrader) 
James E. Calloway 
Mrs. O. A. Guess 

(Martha Nell Willingham) 
Harry Helman 
Mrs. Homer Lee Howie 

(June Madeleine Eckert) 
Mrs. Gertrude Pope Hullum 
Mrs. W. Baldwin Lloyd 

(Ann Rae Wolfe) 
Betty McBride 
Mrs. Charles Mack 

(Marjorie Magruder) 
E. H. Nicholson 
Ernest F. Rathell, Jr. 
Nina H. Reeves 
Mrs. Smith Richardson 
Clifton H. Shrader 
Mrs. Trent Stout 

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

(Dot Jones) 


John Roy Bane, Jr. 

Mrs. Fleming L. Brown 

(Dorothy Mai Eady) 
Mrs. Wayne E. Derrington 

(Annie Clara Foy) 
Dorothy Lauderdale 
Mrs. Rudolph Legler 

(Sylvia Wilkins) 
William E. Moak 
Mrs. William E. Moak 

(Lucy Gerald) 
J. H. Morrow, Jr. 
Mrs. Robert F. Nay 

(Mary Ethel Mize) 
Mrs. C. E. Salter 

(Marjorie Carol Burdsal) 
W. E. Shanks 


Mrs. John S. Thompson 
(Peggy Anne Weppler) 

Mrs. M. W. Whitaker 
(Jerry McCormack) 


Jim C. Barnett 

Mrs. Jack Bew 

(Christine Droke) 
Mrs. John F. Buchanan 

(Peggy Helen Carr) 
Carolyn Bufkin 
Mrs. Neal Calhoun 

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

(Sarah Deal) 
Sarah Francis Clark 
Victor S. Coleman 
Wallace L. Cook 
Mrs. William R. Cook 

(Marguerite Hendricks) 
James D Cox 
Mrs. Roger Elgert 

(Laura Mae Godbold) 
Mrs. Kenneth I. Franks 

(Ann Marie Hobbs) 
Robert B. Hamilton 
Mrs. Robert Hamilton 

(Virginia Rehfeldt) 
Mrs. William J. Herm 

(Evelyn Walker) 
Robert Hollingsworth 
Mrs. Donald C. Hubbard 

(Marv Lou Skidmore) 
Mrs. W". H. Izard 

(Betty Klumb) 
Mrs. George P. Koribanic 

(Helene Minyard) 
Dan McCullen 
Jesse P. Matthews, Jr. 
Betty Sue Pittman 
James D. Powell 
Esther Read 
Mrs. W. G. Rilev 

(Elizabeth Terrv Welsh) 
Mrs. W. E. Shanks 

(Alice Crisler) 
Rufus P. Stainback 
John N. Tackett 
M. W. Whitaker 
Crai\'ford F. Williams 
Mrs. J. L. Wofford 

(Mary Ridgway) 
Daniel A. Wright 
Robert M. Yarbrough 
Donald S. Youngblood 
H. H. Youngblood 


Albert E. Allen 
L. H. Brandon 
E. Dean Calloway 
Mrs. Jerry Chang 

(Ruth Chang) 
Mrs. Vincent Danna 

(Lois Bending) 
Frances Galloway 
Mrs. R. C. Hardy 

(Ida Fae Emmerich) 
Mrs. H. G. Hase 

(Ethel Nola Eastman) 
Mrs. Thomas E. Hearon 

(Jane Stebbins) 
Mrs. Harry Helman 

(Louise Blumer) 
William J. Herm 
James S. Holmes, Jr. 
Charles Lehman 
Mrs. John McLaurin 

(Janet Adalyn Fox) 
Mrs. Turner Morgan 

(Lee Berryhill) 
Rubel Phillips 
H. L. Rush, Jr. 

Gordon Shomaker, Jr. 
Charles Sours 
James M. Ward 
Charles N. Wright 
Mrs. W. H. Youngblood 
(Frances Caroline Gray) 


Frank T. Allen 
Mrs. Albert Babbitt 

(Carol Hutto) 
Martin H. Baker 
Mrs. R. C. Brinson 

(Catherine May Shumaker) 
Robert H. Conerly 
0. W. Conner. Ill 
Bob Cook 
Mrs. William L. Cook 

(Martha Lvnn Kenna) 
William R. Cook 
William R. Crout 
Kenneth L. Farmer 
Mrs. William A. Fulton 

(Ruth Inez Johnson) 
John Garrard 
William F. Goodman, Jr. 
Philip E. Irby. Jr. 
Preston L. Jackson 
Harold James 
James H. Jenkins, Jr. 
Claude W. Johnson 
George D. Lee 
James E. Lett 
R. D. McGee 
Charles B. Mitchell 
Turner T. Morgan 
Richard W. Naef 
Mrs. Richard W. Naef 

(Jane Ellen Newell) 
Robert F. Nay 
John A. Neill 
Marion P. Parker 
T. W. Perrott 
Mrs. James D. Powell 

(Elizabeth Lampton) 
Julian Day Prince 
John F. Rollins 
Carlos R. Smith 
Everett Watts 
Mrs. B. L. Wilson 

(Bobbie Nell Holder) 
William D. Wright 


Marion Lee Bonner 
Thomas T. Boswell 
Mrs. Tom Crosby 

(Wilma Dyess) 
Mrs. Joseph E. Goodsell 

(Marion Burge) 
Joseph R. Huggins 
Mrs. Cecil G. Jenkins 

(Patsy Abernathy) 
Earl T. "Lewis 
Dick T. Patterson 
James W. Ridgway 
Mrs. H. L. Rush 

(Betty Joyce McLemore) 
Paul E." Russell 
Mrs. Dewey Sanderson 

(Fa'.inie Buck Leonard) 
Alex C. Shotts, Jr. 
Mrs. Carlos R. Smith 

(Dorris Liming) 
John S. Thompson 
Steve W. Webb, Jr. 
Jack Williams 
John D. Wofford 
Mrs. John D. Wofford 

(Elizabeth Ridgway) 
Samuel C. Woolvin 
Thomas L. Wright 
Robert J. Yohannan 
W. H. Youngblood 


Mrs. M. C. Adams 

(Doris Puckett Noel) 
Mrs. Joe V. Anglin 

(Linda McCluney) 
Rex I. Brown 
William R. Burt 
Mrs. Sid Champion 

(Mary Johnson Lipsey) 
Mrs. Stanley Christensen 

(Beverly Barstow) 
Mrs. James W. Clark 

(Mary Alice Moss) 
Cooper C. Clements 
George T. Currey 
Carolyn Estes 
Robert L. Ezelle, Sr. 
Joseph E. Goodsell 
Waverlv B. Hall, Jr. 
Wilton S. Holston 
Dot Hubbard 
Brunner R. Hunt 
Mrs. H. Grady Jackson 

(Mary Martha Dickerson) 
Cecil G. Jenkins 
Mrs. William Johnson 

(Frances Beacham) 
Mrs. Robert Kerr 

(Marion Elaine Carlson) 
Mrs. Raymond E. King 

(Yvonne Mclnturff) 
Mrs. J. S. Kochtitsky 

(Gene Swart wout) 
Mrs. Earl T. Lewis 

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

(Milly East) 
John Howie Miller 
Don Ray Pearson 
Mrs. Don Ray Pearson 

(Betty Jo Davis) 
Franz Posey 
Mrs. Fvar.z Posey 

(Linda Lou Langdon) 
David H. Shelton 
Mrs. 0. B. Walton, Jr. 

(Frances Pat Patterson) 
Raymond Wesson 
Mrs. Samuel C. Woolvin 

(Valerija Cernauskis) 
Bennie Frank Youngblood 
Mrs. Herman Yreh 

(Grace Chang) 


Beulah Abel 

Mrs. David B. H. Best 

(Mary Sue Smith) 
Robert L. Crawford 
Mrs. Charles M. Deaton 

(Mary Dent Dickerson) 
Charles H. Foster 
Marvin Franklin 
Mrs. Bruce Govich 

(Marv Roane Hill) 
William" A. Hays 
Mrs. James H. Jenkins 

(Marianne Chunii) 
Ransom L. Jones 
Sale Lillv, Jr. 
Mrs. Sale Lilly, Jr. 

(Evelyn Lee Hawkins) 
Randolph Mansfield 
Joe W. O'Callaghan 
Dale O. Overmyer 
Mrs. Donald Parsons 

(Virginia Cavett) 
Mrs. Paul Radzewicz 

(Ethel Cole) 
William Riecken, Jr. 
Mrs. Paul E. Russell 

(Barbara Lee McBride) 
Roy H. Ryan 

J. P. Stafford 
Mrs. Deck Stone 

(Sandra Lee Campbell) 
Mrs. William R. Taylor 

(Ann Heggie) 
Harmon E. Tillman 
Cleveland Turner, Jr. 
Mrs. Cleveland Turner 

(Dot Jernigan) 
Glyn 0. Wiygul 
Ching Yien Yao 
James Leon Young 


Mrs. Flavius Alford 

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

(Diane Brown) 
Lynn Bacot 
Mrs. Martin H. Baker 

(Susana Alford) 
Mrs. J. B. Barlow 

(Mary Ann Babington) 
J. Barry Brindley 
Mildred Carpenter 
Mrs. William R. Clement 

(Ethel Cecile Brown) 
Neil R. Covington 
Mrs. Robert L. Crawford 

(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) 
Mrs. Charles H. Foster 

(Elizabeth Lester) 
Ewin D. Gaby, Jr. 
Sedley Joseph Greer 
Mrs. Milton Haden 

(Adalee Matheny) 
James E. Hardin 
Durward L. Harrison 
Byron T. Hetrick 
Mrs. Wilton S. Holston 

(Shirley Shipp) 
Mrs. James R. Howerton 

(Gretchen Mars) 
Mrs. Joel G. King 

(Annabelle Crisler) 
John T. Lewis, III 
Mrs. Rodney A. Little 

(Nancy Earle Howell) 
Wilbur I. Luke 
Mrs. John H. Miller 

(Jerry Jean Stevens') 
Henry P. Mills. Jr. 
John W. Moore 
Mrs. John W. Moore 

(Virginia Edge) 
Shirley Parker 
Tulane E. Posey 
Mrs. James R. Ransom 

(Margueritte Denny) 
Mrs. George Reid 

(Nona Ewing) 
Robert L. Richte>- 
Mrs. James W. Ridgway 

(Betty Jean Langston) 
John C. Sandefur 
Mrs. R. G. Sibbald 

(Mary Ann Derrick) 
Kenneth W. Simons 
Mrs. Alexander Sivewright 

(Josephine Lampton) 
William L. Stewart 
Forrest Tohill 
Mrs. Forrest Tohill 

(Ruth Lowry) 
W. Lamar Weems 
Mrs. Walter H. Williams 

(Alyce Aline Kyle) 


Page Seventeen 

Mrs. Charles N. Wright 

(Bettv Small) 
Mrs. William D. Wright 

(Jo Anne Bratton) 


W. E. Ayres 
Jack Roy Birchum 
Mrs. George V. Bokas 

(Aspasia Athas) 
Mrs. T. H. Boone 

(Edna Khayat) 
Hugh Burford 
Mrs. James P. Burnett 

(Julia Allen) 
L. E. Buzarde, Jr. 
Mrs. L. E. Buzarde 

(Linda Lou McCuller) 
William R. Clement 
M. S. Corban 
Mrs. Neil R. Covington 

(Myrene Punshon) 
J. O. Emmerich 
Mrs. Richard Feltus 

(Jeanette Sanders) 
Mrs. Jodie Kyzar George 
Edgar A. Gossard 
Mrs. Edgar A. Gossard 

(Sarah Dennis) 
Mrs. Paul G. Green 

(Bernice Edgar) 
Louis W. Hodges 
Mrs. Louis W. Hodges 

(Helen Davis) 
Mrs. James D. Holden 

(Joan Wilson) 
Yeager Hudson 
Mrs. Yeager Hudson 

(Louise Hight) 
Mrs. Joseph R. Huggins 

(Barbara Walker) 
Mrs. George L. Hunt 

(Jo Glyn Hughes) 
Mrs. William J. James 

(Svbil Foy) 
Rodney A. Little 
Frank B. Mangum 
Mrs. John W. Morris 

(Margaret Falkner) 
Leslie J. Page, Jr. 
Thomas E. Parker 
Mrs. Robert L. Richter 

(Sara Nell Linn) 
Mrs. William Riecken, Ir. 

(Jeanenne Pridgen) 
William C. Robinson 
William S. Romey 
Louie C. Short. 
Mrs. Louie C. Short 

(Frances Jo Peacock) 
Lee Andrew Stricklin 
Mrs. Richard L. Tourtellotte 

(Janella Lansing) 
Mrs. Robert Vansuch 

(Jo Anne Cooper) 
Mrs. W. Lamar Weems 

(Nanette Weaver) 
Morris E. White 
James Llovd Williams 
Walter H." Williams 
Jess Douglas Wofford 
Robert Thomas Woodard 


Benjamin F. Banahan 
Pulton Barksdale 
Frederick E. Blumer 
Mrs. Howard B. Burch 

(Clarice Black) 
James P. Burnett 
Frances Catchings 
Mrs. Paul D. Eppinger 

(Sybil Casbeer') 
Dorothy Dee Ford 

Mrs. Ewin D. Gaby 

(Carolyn Hudspeth) 
Robert M. Gibson 
Nancy Ann Harris 
P. Harry Hawkins 
George L. Hunt, Jr. 
William J. James 
Alvin Jon King 
Mrs. J. Willard Leggett 

(Carol Mae Brown) 
Mrs. John T. Lewis 

(Helen Fay Head) 
John B. Lott 
Roy A. Parker 
Roy B. Price, Jr. 
Ann Marie Ragan 
Mrs. B. H. Reed 

(Amelia Ann Pendergraft) 
Ellnora Riecken 
Mrs. John C. Sandefur 

(Mary Louise Flowers) 
Jeneanne Sharp 
Blarv Alice Shields 
B. M. Stevens 
Mrs. Tommy Taylor 

(Betty Robbins) 
Mrs. Hughston Thomas 

(Carolyn Lamon) 
William T. Weathersby 
Mrs. R. T. Woodard 

(Frances Moore) 
Ernest Workman 
Mrs. James L. Young 

(Joan Wignall) 


Patrick G. Allen 
John M. Awad 
Mrs. J. B. Barkley 

(Julia Parks) 
Merle Blalock 
Mrs. Frederick E. Blumer 

(Ann Anderson) 
Thomas H. Boone 
Mrs. James L. Bovd 

(Charlotte Elliott) 
Jesse W. Brasher 
Mrs. J. Barry Brindley 

(Elsie Drake) 
Shirley Caldwell 
John B. Campbell 
Mrs. Wendell Childs 

(Carol Poole) 
Joseph S. Conti 
Mrs. William S. Cook 

(Barbara Jones) 
Chai-les M. Deaton 
Henry Easley 
John H. Evans 
Albert W. Felsher, Jr. 
Robert L. Harper 
Stearns L. Hayward 
Mrs. Gordon Hensley 

(Claire King) 
Charles F. Hill 
John R. Hubbard 
J. Willard Leggett, III 
Walton Lipscomb. IH 
Ann Holmes McShane 
Robert M. Maddox 
W. Powers Moore, II 
John W. Morris 
William F. Powell 
Mrs. William F. Powell 

(Joan Lee) 
Tom 0. Prewitt, Jr. 
Anita Barry Reed 
Thomas R. Spell, III 
Mrs. Harmon Tillman 

(Nona Kinchloe) 
0. Gerald Trigg 
John E. Turner, Jr. 
Edwin T. Upton 

Mrs. Summer Walters 

(Betty Barfield) 
Fred Harris Williams 
Albert Williamson 
J. W. Wood 
Donald R. Youngs 


Mrs. Jim A. Boyd 

(Cara Lloyd Hemphill) 
Henry Carney 
Reynolds S. Cheney 
Milton Olin Cook 
Mrs. Milton Olin Cook 

(Millicent King) 
Mrs. Frank Corban 

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

(Margaret Hathorn) 
Bettv Dvess 
Mrs." Paul Illk 

(Goldie Crippen) 
Mrs. James E. Inkster 

(Lucy Price) 
Sam L. Jones 
Mrs. Sam L. Jones 

(Nancy Peacock) 
Jack B. King 
Mrs. Jack B. King 

(Ilah Nicholas) 
Walter Jean Lamb 
Mrs. Alvah C. Long 

(Lynnice Parker) 
James Ray McCormick 
Mrs. James R. McCormick 

(Patricia Chunn) 
Mrs. Jack M. McDonald 

(Bettv Louise Landfair) 
Mrs. Ed'ward W. McRae 

(Martina Riley) 
Mrs. S. M. Mohon 

(Annette Leshe) 
Mrs. W. Powers Moore 

(Janis Edgar) 
Carolyn Yvonne Moss 
Mrs. Thomas E. Parker 

(Mary Ruth Brasher) 
Dorothy Anita Perry 
Mrs. Tom O. Prewitt 

(Patricia Morgan) 
Mrs. Roy B. Price 

(Barbara Swann) 
George Reid 
Mrs. K. L. Simmons 

(Marianna Simmons) 
Edward Stewart 
Mrs. O. Gerald Trigg 

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

(Cindy Falkenberry) 


Mrs. Raymond T. Arnold 
(Janice Mae Bower) 

Mrs. Willis D. Bethay 
(Louise Ruth Riddell) 

Carol E. Broun 

Mrs. Jo Anne Gibbs Collins 

James M. Ewing 

Thomas B. Fanning 

William L. Graham 

Mrs. William L. Graham 
(Betty Garrison) 

Ruth Ann Hall 

Howard S. Jones 

Jack M. McDonald 

Jimmie Newell, Jr. 

John B. Sharp 

B. J. Smith 

John H. Stone 

Mrs. John Ed Thomas 

(Margaret Ewing) 
Sam A. Tomlinson, III 
Bettv Gail Trapp 
Donald G. Triplett 
Jim L. Waits 
Herbert A. Ward, Jr. 
Mrs. Joseph E. Wilson 

(Nancy Caroline Vines) 
Mrs. Robert F. Workman 

(Mabel Gill) 
V. D. Youngblood 


Julia Ann Beckes 
Arnold A. Bush, Jr. 
Mrs. Reynolds S. Cheney 

(Allan Walker) 
Richard L. Cooke 
Joseph R. Cowart 
Carol Ann Edwards 
Mrs. Albert Felsher 

(Rosemary Parent) 
John D. Humphrey 
Mrs. John L. Lipscomb 

(Colleen Thompson) 
Elise Mcintosh 
Palmer Manning 
Nancy Neyman 
Mrs. Leslie J. Page, Jr. 

(Frances Irene West) 
W. B. Selah 
Homer Sledge 
Suanna Smith 
Mrs. John Mac Thames 

(Barbara Yeagley) 
John Ed Thomas 
Ophelia Tisdale 

After 1959 

Wesley David Boyett 
James E. Inkster 
Mrs. Glenn Wimbish 

(Evelyn Godbold) 
Avit J. Hebert 
John L. Lipscomb 

No Year Given 

Mrs. R. P. Travis 

(Dorothy Butts) 
Mrs. J. M. Walker 

(Virginia Helen Brent) 

Corporate Alumnus Program 

Connecticut General Life 
Insurance Company 
(William P. Williams) 

Dow Chemical Company 
(A. G. Snelgrove) 

Gulf Oil Corporation 
(George Waverly Hall) 

Tennessee Gas Transmission 
(0. L. Brooks) 


Mrs. C. A. Bowen 
Homer Lee Howie 
Raymond King 
Mrs. Robert T. Morrison 
Henry Peyton Noland 
J. Earl Rhea 
Francis B. Stevens 
O. B. Walton, Jr. 
Ellis T. Woolfolk 

Page Eighteen 



Listed below' are the names of alumni and friends whose gifts to the Fund totaled $100 or more. 
The significant increase over 1958-59 (from 84 donors to 122) in this category is most en- 
couraging. 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 I^.Iater. 

Henry V. Allen, Jr. 

C. C. Applewhite 

Sam Ashmore 

Thomas A. Baines 

Mrs. Ross Barnett 

A. V. Beacham 

Robert E. Blount 

Mrs. Robert E. Blount 

Norman U. Boone 

John C. Boswell 

Mrs. John C. Boswell 

R. R. Branton 

Mrs. R. R. Branton 

O. Levon Brooks 

Carolyn Bufkin 

Webster M. Buie 

Mrs. Webster M. Buie 

E. Dean Calloway 

A. Boyd Campbell 

William J. Caraway 

Mrs. William J. Caraway 

Craig Castle 

G. C. Clark 

M. F. Clegg 

Joseph W. Coker 

Gilbert P. Cook, Sr. 

Eugene H. Countiss 

Robert L. Crawford 

Mrs. Robert L. Crawford 

William L. Crouch 

Mrs. William L. Crouch 

Mrs. R. A. Doggett 

John R. Enochs 

John W. Evans 

James M. Ewing 

Mrs. James M. E^ving 

Robert L. Ezelle, Jr. 

William B. Fazakerly 

Bama Finger 

H. E. Finger, Jr. 

Marietta Finger 

Marvin Franklin 

Martha Gerald 

Garner W. Green 

S. Cyril Hart 

Robert T. Hollingsworth 

Mrs. Homer Lee Howie 

Charles S. Jackson, Jr. 

George H. Jones 

Maurice Jones 

Mrs. Wylie V. Kees 

Mrs. Raymond E. King 

John T. Kimball 

Mrs. John T. Kimball 

Sam Lampton 

Walton Lipscomb, III 

Mrs. J. S. Love, Jr. 

Raymond McClinton 

Mrs. Raymond McClinton 

James C. McGee 

W. Merle Mann 

Mrs. W. Merle Jlann 

Raymond ^Martin 

Marjorie Miller 

Mrs. R. E. Dumas Milner 

W. E. Moak 

Mrs. W. E. Moak 

Basil E. Moore 

R. G. Moore 

D. B. Morgan 

Mrs. D. B. Morgan 

Mrs. Howard Morris 

W. D. Myers 

C. L. Neill 

Mrs. C. L. Neill 

John A. Neill 

Walter R. Neill 

George A. Patton 

William Isaac Peeler 

Rubel L. Phillips 

George Pickett 

Mrs. W. K. Prince 

Mrs. J. Earl Rhea 
Henry C. Ricks, Jr. 

C. R. Ridgway 
Mrs. C. R. Ridg^vay 
Walter S. Ridg^vay. II 
W. Bryant Ridgway 
Charlton Roby 

Nat Rogers 

Mrs. Nat Rogers 

Thomas G. Ross 

Albert G. Sanders 

John S. Sanders 

Mrs. Dewey Sanderson, Jr. 

Mrs. Brevik Schimmel 

Frank T. Scott 

W. B. Selah 

Fred B. Smith 

Lemuel 0. Smith 

Mrs. Lemuel 0. Smith 

Benjamin M. Stevens 

Mrs. Francis B. Stevens 

Curtis M. Swango 

Orrin H. Swayze 

Mrs. Orrin H. Swayze 

Frederick E. Tatum 

Zachary Taylor, Jr. 

Mrs. Zachary Taylor, Jr. 

A. T. Tucker 

Mrs. 0. B. Walton, Jr. 

H. Vaughan Watkins, Jr. 

D. M. White 
James E. Wilson 
John D. Wofford 
Jlrs. John D. Wofford 
Noel Womack 

Mrs. Noel Womack 
Charles N. Wright 
Mrs. Charles N. Wright 
Dan A. Wright 
V. D. Youngblood 


Page Ninefeerii 


Memorial Gifts 


Joseph E. Carruth, '05 
Robert L. Morrison, '07-'O8 
Harvey T. Newell, Jr., '33 


Mrs. Joseph E. Carruth 
Mrs. R. L. Morrison 
Charlton S. Roby 

Designated Gifts 


J. W. Alford 

Jefferson G. Artz 

Mr. & Mrs. Webster M. Buie 

Mrs. Perry Bunch 

Mrs. Hersee Moody Carson 

Craig Castle 

H. L. Daniels 

John F. Egger, Sr. 

J. 0. Emmerich 

Marvin Franklin 

Frank B. Hays 

J. H. Holleman 

Robert A. Ivy 

Mrs. H. Grady Jackson 

J. Walton Lipscomb 

Mrs. J. S. Love, Jr. 

Robert M. Maddox 

Robert Mayo 

Mrs. Howard Morris 

George Pickett 

Mr. & Mrs. R. T. Pickett 

Mr. & Mrs. Roy B. Price, Jr. 

William C. Robinson 

Frank Scott 

Charles Selman 

Robert S. Simpson 

B. M. Stevens 

Mr. & Mrs. John S. Thompson 


Choir Robes 

Choir Robes 

Millsaps Room, Library 

Choir Robes 

Grenada- Whitworth Reunion 

Athletic Publicity 

Choir Robes 

Choir Robes 

Choir Robes 

Maintenance Fund 

Choir Robes 

Choir Robes 

Choir Robes 

Choir Robes 

Founders Hall Improvements 

Millsaps Room, Library 

Choir Robes 

Library Books 

Millsaps Room, Library 

Music Department 

Music Department 

Choir Robes 

Choir Robes 

Music Department 

Choir Robes 

Choir Robes 

Choir Robes 

Choir Robes 

Memorial Book Fund Gifts 


Mrs. J. T. Brown 

Mrs. Mary B. Clark 
John F. Dacy 
J. W. Fleming 
John K. Foster 

A. W. Garraway 
Marcellus Green 
Dr. G. L. Harrell 

Jim Henry 

Mrs. Mattie A. Kean 

J. H. Morrow 

W. H. Phillips 

W. H. Watkins 

G. A. Woodliff 


H. E. Finger, Jr. 

George Pickett 

Robert L. Ezelle, Sr. 

Robert L. Ezelle, Sr. 

Dr. & Mrs. James D. Powell 

H. E. Finger, Jr. 

James N. McLeod 

Robert L. Ezelle, Sr. 

Robert L. Ezelle, Sr. 

Mrs. I. C. Enochs 

H. E. Finger, Jr. 

J. S. Ferguson 

C. R. Ridgway 

Kathleen Carmichael 

Dr. & Mrs. T. F. McDonnell 

Dr. & Mrs. Charles Wright 

George Pickett 

C. R. Ridgway 

George Pickett 

Mr. & Mrs. H. Peyton Noland 

Mr. & Mrs. R. T. Pickett, Jr. 

Page Twenty 


And Another Year Begins 


The 1960-61 Alumni Fund has hitched its wagon to a space 

A glance back at last year's Alumni Fund shows the specta- 
cular climb we made. It is a challenge to put this year's fund into 
upper space. We have no limiting goal. Not even the sky is a 
limit. We ourselves will establish our outer boundary. 

The first shows as a boundary expressed in dollars. Then it 
unfolds and reveals boundaries reaching out in ever expanding 
circles like the splash of childhood's pebble on the pond's surface. 

First the boundary of our interest. Then the boundary of 
our help to our Alma Mater. Next to the circle of those whom the 
College serves — students, faculty, staff and communities. On even 
to the reach of future generations. How far these boundaries will 
extend and how strong our wave of influence will be is limited 
only by the impact of our cumulative interest. 

Here is found one reason for the Alumni Fund. This, too, is 
an opportunity for us to return through coming generations a part 
of that given us. 

Reynolds S. Cheney, Chairman 
Millsaps College Alumni Fund 

The College is looking to the members of the inner circle, 
it's alumni, to take the lead in undergirding its mission today and 
in the years ahead. 

Because of a vigorous and expanding alumni program, the 
interested alumnus has many opportunities for service. He can 
become a center of influence in interpreting the college to the 
general public and in promoting it in his local community. He 
can give of himself — his talent, his time, his means — in support of 
the educational ideal which his Alma Mater symbolizes. 

In the words of Edgar M. Carlson, "It must be the hallmark 
of the alumni of our kind of institution that they are 'giving' 
people. That applies to everything about them — their vocational 
service, their family life, their church activity, and their com- 
munity relations. But it should be evidenced also in their relation 
to the college that persuaded them — or at least helped to persuade 
them — to be that kind of people." 

Someone has said, "Who gives me a little gift, he wishes 
that I live." So that Millsaps may live and give to other student 
generations the priceless gifts we received, I ask you to join me 
in sending your contribution today to the Alumni Fund. 

W. B. Dribben, President 

Millsaps College Alumni Association 


Page Twenty-One- 


from town and gown 

Honors Program Set 

In keeping- with a general trend to- 
ward the tightening- of standards, an 
Honors Program designed to permit a 
greater opportunity for research and a 
more thorough preparation for graduate 
school will be inaugurated at Millsaps 
this year. 

Students participating in the course 
will take special courses and write and 
defend a research paper. The program 
■will be administered through an Honors 
Council, composed of one faculty mem- 
ber from each division of the College. 
The representatives will serve three- 
year terms. Members of the first Coun- 
cil are William Baskin, chairman; David 
Bowen; and Dr. J. B. Price. 

The program is a part of a general 
trend which has included so far an ac- 
celerated math program, the require- 
ment of math for every student, and a 
senior research paper for English 

Under the program, a full-time stu- 
dent with junior standing who has an 
overall grade index of 2.0, or B, may, 
with the consent of his major professor, 
petition the Honors Council for permis- 
sion to become a candidate for honors. 
Upon acceptance, he will take nine hours 
— one course each of three semesters — 
of directed study in the Honors Pro- 
gram. He will receive a letter grade 
in the courses. He will prepare a re- 
search paper according to rules es- 
tablished by the Honors Council and 
must present the paper to the Honors 
Council and defend it before an Examin- 
ing Board appointed by the Council. 
The Examining Board will be composed 
of at least three faculty members rep- 
resenting the three divisions. 

Candidates who complete both phases 
of the program satisfactorily will be 
eligible to graduate with the designation 
of "with honors." To be eligible for 
highest honors, a candidate must achieve 
an average of 2.6 in the Honors work, 
have a 2.5 overall index, and present a 
superior Honors paper. 

In current usage "honors" and "high- 
est honors" are awarded on the basis of 
point index. Under the new program 
those students who have superior aca- 
demic achievement but who do not parti- 

cipate in the Honors Program will re- 
ceive the designation "-with distinction" 
or "with highest distinction." 

The presentation and defense of the 
Honors paper will replace the oral com- 
prehensive for the Honors students at 
the discretion of the major professor. 
The Honors paper may also replace the 
written comprehensive if the major pro- 
fessor permits. 

Among the Southern schools which 
have Honors Programs are Southwestern 
at Memphis; the University of North 
Carolina; Stetson University, of Deland, 
Florida; the University of Texas; Uni- 
versity of Arkansas; and Davidson Col- 
lege, of Davidson, North Carolina. 

Math Program Revised 

IMillsaps freshmen are participating in 
a revised mathematics curriculum de- 
signed to meet the needs of both non- 
science majors and those who have spe- 
cial ability in the field of mathematics. 

The program offers students instruc- 
tion in luathematical technique and will 
help them attain a deeper understand- 
ing of the basic concepts and structure 
of mathematics. The courses are being- 
taught by Mrs. Ayrlene McGahey Jones, 
visiting associate professor of mathe- 
matics, who is on leave from the Univer- 
sity of Alabama. 

Under the new program, a limited 
number of highly qualified beginning 
freshmen are taking an accelerated 
course in modern mathematics. During 
the first semester they are studying 
such topics as mathematical methods, 
sets, number and logarithmic functions, 
and trigonometry. Emphasis is placed 
on concepts and understanding. 

The program includes a course for 
students who are interested in areas of 
study other than the scientific field. 
Officials pointed out that the course 
will fill a definite need since the appli- 
cation of modern mathematics has been 
extended into such fields as psychology, 
sociology, economics, and industrial 
quality control. 

During the second semester the select 
group will study calculus combined with 
analytic geometry. 

In discussing the program President 

Finger said, "By offering this program 
we are making it possible for students 
with a keen interest and superior back- 
ground in mathematics to move more 
rapidly from basic material to advanced 
courses in the scientific and pre-en- 
gineering fields." 

Arnold A. Ritchie is chairman of the 
Millsaps College department of mathe- 

Caraway Gives Services 

William J. Caraway, '35, prominent 
Delta citizen and legislator, has volun- 
teered his services on a pai't-time basis 
as director of development for the Col- 

He will continue to serve as executive 
vice-president of the Mississippi Muni- 
cipal Association and a member of the 
Mississippi Senate, but he also plans to 
make contacts for the College in the 
fields of foundations, industry, and busi- 

Mr. Caraway's office will be located 
in Murrah Hall, across from the Regis- 
trar's Office. He will implement the 
plan to increase endowment and develop 
sources of additional gifts to the Col- 
lege. He will also work closely with the 
Alumni and Public Relations Office in 

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advancing understanding and support of 
his Alma Mater. 

He will endeavor to show leaders in 
business and industry why higher educa- 
tion, especially Christian higher educa- 
tion, and more especially Millsaps, needs 
and deserves their support and backing. 

Caraway, who was named Alumnus 
of the Year in 1955, was selected by the 
press as the outstanding freshman mem- 
ber of the Senate this year. He served 
as mayor of Leland for thirteen years 
before being elected, unopposed, to rep- 
resent the 29t'-i District in the Senate. 

He has been active in a number of 
civic and church organizations and has 
served as vice-president of the Alumni 
Association and a member of the Millsaps 
Associates. He has been one of Millsaps' 
most loyal supporters. 

Student Earns Honors 

Gayle Graham, senior from Waynes- 
boro and president of the Mississippi 
Methodist Student Movement, was named 
one of three new members of the Coun- 
cil of the National Conference of the 
Methodist Student Movement during the 
group's annual meeting in June. 

In addition to being elected to the 
Council, she was chosen by the national 
body to represent the Methodist Student 
Movement for a four-year term on the 
General Board of Education of the 
Methodist Church and to serve as chair- 
man of the steering committee of the 
1960 Methodist Student Movement 
Leadership Training Conference at Lake 
Junaluska in August. 


Discarded Chairs Bear 
Evidence of Past 

A few ghosts were revived when ren- 
ovations in Murrah Hall brought about 
the discarding of the chairs pictured. 

Names of individuals, initials, towns, 
years, schools, courses, fraternities and 
sororities, and, most abundantly, wads of 
chewing gum (see picture) — all were in- 
dications of times past. All, if they 
could have been seen by persons of 
corresponding eras, would have brought 
back memories. 

Some of the legible writings were re- 
cent. "Marett" probably referred to 
Larry Marett, '60, star quarterback of 
the football team, star center on the 
basketball team, president of the senior 

class (and we're certainly not suggest- 
ing that Mr, Marett, or anybody else 
whose names we may mention, made 
the markings himself). "Dick Phares 
sits here" lacked only a date ('57) to be 
complete. Somebody with a love of the 
theater had carved the title "The Diary 
of Anne Frank." 

Other names which were gleaned in- 
cluded "Cecil Walley," "Allred," "Mc- 
Eachern," "Flint McAuly," "D. Walley," 
"White, 29," "Hathorn," "H, L, Villee," 
"Juanita," "Dace, 34," and "Moffett." 
Many others were not quite legible, but 
with approximately forty years of car- 
ving on them it was to be expected. 

Deposit Guaranty Bank, in Jackson, was the scene of a final effort to 
bring the Alumni Fund total to new heights. Alumni on both ends of 
the line seemed to enjoy it. 

'60 Class Gives Gift 

Instead of the traditional campus 
monument, members of the senior class 
of 1960 chose to contribute money for 
the purchase of books for the library as 
its gift to the College, 

This is the second year such a gift 
has been made, and library officials, at 
least, are hoping that the practice will 
become as much a tradition as the gift. 

Miss Bethany Swearingen, librarian, 
said that in both cases the money has 
been used to buy books which the staff 
feels the students would like to have 
available. She said that the books rep- 
resent the various fields. 

The Class of 1960 gave §105 to the 


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Do You Remember? 

The most discussed topics at Millsaps the year the 
above picture was taken were the Honors System, its decline 
and fall; football; school spirit or the lack of it; and radios. 

The April Fool edition of the Purple and White, edited 
by James D. "Kid" Arrington, featured a large In Memoriam 
box on the demise of the Honors System. The system was 
discussed editorially, culminating in an article which de- 
claimed, "Because Millsaps no longer has an honor system 
is no sign that the students are without honor ... To show 
this belief in the honor of Millsaps students, the majority of 
the faculty have resolved to continue their examinations 
on a basis of honor." 

In football the Majors compiled a 6-3-1 record, but the 
team scored 166 points as opposed to 44 for the opponents. 
A special train took the students to Starkville to see the 
Majors hold the A&M team to a 0-0 tie — "Only an untimely 
fumble on the three-yard line kept them from sending the 
Aggies down in defeat." A 7-0 victory over Mississippi 
College was a high point. The Whitworth girls came up to 
help with the cheering for that g'ame. 

Judging by the enthusiasm of the P&W, school spii'it, 
especially concerning football, should have been high. But 
the editorials gave a different picture: "Never before in 
our experience with Millsaps cheering and Millsaps spirit 
have both been nearer the verge of nothing at all." An 
age-old story. 

A local radio dealer presented to the College a radio, 
which was placed in the chapel. There was an idea that the 

chapel period might sometimes be devoted to a listening 
session "to the new Jackson broadcasting station, as soon as 
that station begins sending out morning programs." 

"Gone is the ancient prejudice! Progress has been 
made!" reported the P&W. "One day last week over twenty 
small boxes, each containing three sample packs of the kind 
of cigarettes that satisfy, arrived at the grill, and they were 
all addressed to the coeds." 

The glee club, directed by A. P. Hamilton, toured the 
northern part of the state, and the Players, directed by 
M. C. White and R. H. Moore, gave performances off-campus 
as well as on. 

"Believe it or not, by rip, the female element at Millsaps 
is almost unanimously opposed to the long dress fashion," 
.surmised the P&W after a poll. 

A new science hall had been erected at a cost of .$175,000, 
and attempts were made to make the old Webster Science 
Hall a student activities building. 

M. C. White departed in February for the University of 
Wisconsin to continue his study for the Ph.D. degree, but 
he returned in time for the summer session, and Magnolia 
Simpson planned to study in Rome. 

Campus leaders were as follows: president of senior 
class, David Longinotti; Bobashela editor, David Longinotti; 
P&W editor, Buford Yerger, Barron Ricketts, and Harry 
Ash; top beauty, Sarah Owen King; Master Major, Gilmer 
McLaurin. ; 

It was the year 1930. 

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One of the Grenada College alumnae 
who expressed great interest in the 
Grenada- Whitworth reunions in May 
was Mrs. Guy Cazort (Willie May Mc- 
intosh, '09), whose father, Dr. W. M. 
Mcintosh, served as president of Grena- 
da. Mrs. Cazort has received a number 
of honors for her outstanding service in 
P.T.A. and civic activities and her un- 
usual interest in gardening and garden 
clubs. She was selected Arkansas 
Mother of the Year in 1953. 

Miss Gertrude Davis, Whitworth '12 
and a former teacher at Millsaps, re- 
signed her position as dean of women 
at Hinds Junior College this year after 
suffering a heart attack. She had held 
the office since 1934, serving in various 
other capacities of leadership and 
counseling during that time. She is now 
living in Brookhaven, Mississippi. 

The father of Mississippi's system of 
junior colleges, Knox M. Broom, '15, has 
been confined to the Veterans Adminis- 
tration Hospital in Jackson for the past 
few months. Mr. Broom gave forty years 
of service to Mississippi's public school 
system before his resignation as gui- 
dance director at Hinds Junior College 
a few years ago. Mrs. Broom writes 
that her husband would welcome visitors. 


The August, 1960, issue of the Atlan- 
tic Monthly carries an article entitled 
"The Social Security Bill 25 Years 
After," by Thomas H. Eliot, who served 
as counsel for the committee which 
drafted the bill, was later elected to 
Congress, and is now on the faculty of 
Washington University. In recounting 
his story of the drafting of the bill and 
its passage, he mentions Leonard Cal- 
houn, '21, who was Mississippi Senator 
Pat Harrison's assistant (Mr. Harrison 
was chairman of the Senate Finance 
Committee). Mr. Eliot recalls that Mr. 
Calhoun gave him his first indication 
that he might become general counsel 
of the Social Security Board when Mr. 
Calhoun asked if he might })e one of 
his assistants, which he was. 

New editor of the Honolulu Star 
Bulletin is William H. Ewing, '27, who 
succeeded to the position after ten years 
of serving as managing editor of the 

afternoon newspaper. Before joining 
the staff of the Star Bulletin in 1936 he 
served as state editor of the Jackson 
Daily News and political correspondent 
for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. 

Archie K. Shields, '27, is a vice-presi- 
dent in charge of the foreign languages 
division of Henry Holt and Company. 
His two older children, Albert and Alice, 
ai'e attending Cornell and Randolph- 
Macon, while Virginia, 12, is in junior 
high school. 

Robert E. Blount, '28, has been pro- 
moted from the rank of colonel to 
brigadier general in the Army Medical 
Corps. He now serves as chief .of the 
Department of Medicine, Brooke Army 
Medical Center, in Fort Sam Houston, 
Texas. The Blounts (Alice Ridgway, '2:i) 
have three children: Bob and Dick are 
both graduates of Millsaps ('53 and 
'59) and both received acting awards 
for their work with the Millsaps Play- 
ers; and Jane Elizabeth, 16, is a student 
at National Cathedral School for Girls 
in Washington, D. C. Bob is an intern 
at Duke. Dick is a laboratory techni- 
cian with the Army Medical Service. 


Mrs. Hoy Mitchell (Mary Lee Stone, 
'30) was named principal of Power 
Elementary School, in Jackson, this 
year. Teaching off and on since her 
graduation, Mrs. Mitchell taught ten 
years at Power before accepting a posi- 
tion as Jackson Public Schools Elemen- 
tary School Music Supervisor, which she 
held four years. She's the proud grand- 
mother of Prentiss Mitchell, 4, and 
Marcy Ann, 1, children of Mr. and Mrs. 
Prentiss Mitchell (Martha Ann Vance. 

Follo^ving a year of research in Lon- 
don, Dr. Harley Shands, '32-'33, has re- 
turned to the University of North Caro- 
lina School of Medicine, where he 
teaches psychiatry. Studying under a 
Commonwealth Fellowship, he was doing 
research for a book which he titled 
Psj'chotherapy and Thinking and which 
will be published by the Harvard Uni- 
versity Press in December. 

Civitan International presented an 
Honor Key Award to Dr. Thomas G. 
Ross, '36, of Jackson, at its meeting in 

Miami Beach, Florida, in July. He was 
one of five men receiving the award, 
given each year for "consecrated and 
dedicated service." 


An honorary life membership was 
awarded to Mrs. A. C. Kruse (Evaline 
Khayat, '42) by Coliseum Street School 
P.T.A. (Los Angeles) in June. Mrs. 
Kruse was cited for her work as chair- 
man of numerous committees, as his- 
torian, financial secretary, and first and 
second vice-president. Money will be 
given in her name to a scholarship fund 
for students who are in need of finan- 
cial help for undergraduate work, pre- 
ferably in the teaching field. 

The Southerner as American, a collec- 
tion of eight essays edited by Charles 
Grier Sellers, Jr., contains essays by a 
Millsaps alumnus and a former Mill- 
saps teacher. "The Southerner as a 
Fighting Man" was \vi-itten by David 
Donald, '41, professor of history at 
Princeton. Grady McWhiney, former 
assistant professor of history at Mill- 
saps and now assistant professor of his- 
tory at Northwestern, wrote "Recon- 
struction: Index of Americanism." The 
book was published by the University of 
North Carolina Press. 

A summer visitor to the campus was 
Joe Brooks, '41, who brought his son, 
David, 13, to tour the campus of his 
Alma Mater. Mr. Brooks is a reporter 
for the San Diego LTnion. In his off- 
duty hours he does more writing — 
publicity work for organizations in the 

Charlotte Capers, '30- '32, director of 
the Department of Archives and History 
for the state of Mississippi, has an- 
nounced the appointment of Mrs. Lind- 
say Grimes (Maxyne Madden. '45) to the 
staff as catalog librarian. Mrs. Grimes 
has served as associate librarian at Mill- 
saps, and, before her marriage, as libr- 
arian with the Department of Archives 
and History. 

James F. Noble, Jr., '43-'46, was un- 
animously elected second vice-president 
of the Mississippi State Bar Association 
for the term 1960-61. He served as 
president of the Junior Bar Section of 
the Association in 1959-60, representing 


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his organization at the Junior Bar Con- 
ference of the American Bar Associa- 
tion in 1959 at Miami Beach. Mr. Noble 
lives in Brookhaven, Mississippi. 

Advancing in the educational field as 
vi'ell as in the literary, Otis Singletary, 
'47, has been named administrative 
assistant to the president of the Univer- 
sity of Texas. He was promoted from 
the position of associate dean of the 
College of Arts and Sciences. His books 
in the historical field have been well 

The Prudential Insurance Company of 
America has announced the promotion 
of Phil Irby, Jr., '49, to the position of 
division manager in the Mississippi 
agency. Mr. Irby joined Prudential as 
a special agent in 1949. 

After completing a new church which 
had been his chief project for two years 
and leaving only $5,000 indebtedness on 
a $120,000 building, the Reverend Rob- 
ert F. Nay, '49, was moved from Elkin, 
North Carolina, to the Camp Ground 
Charge, with four churches. He will 
live in Waxhaw, North Carolina. One 
of his charges is the scene of one of 
Methodism's few remaining camp-meet- 
ings in the Carolinas. Mr. Nay writes, 
"The Pleasant Grove church is located 
with the huge tabernacle within the 
'square' of 90 'tents' where hundreds of 
people come and live August 14-21. 
They have a pastor's tent pi-ovided and 
are thrilled that they, after many years, 
have a pastor who is not afi'aid of the 
'sawdust'." Mrs. Nay is the former 
Mary Ethel Mize, '4G. 

Among the chaplains from Germany, 
France, Italy, and North Africa who 
attended the annual Army European 
Protestant Chaplains' Retreat in Berch- 
tesgaden, Germany, was Captain Joseph 
W. Jones, '49. Captain Jones is chaplain 
for the Second Calvary Regiment in 

Selected as Mississippi's "Rural Minis- 
ter of the Year" in 1959, the Reverend 
W. F. Appleby, '50, has received an 
award for general progress during the 
period 1956 to 1960 for the Guntown 
Saltillo Circuit, which was chosen "Cir- 
cuit of the Quadrennium" at the South- 
eastern Jurisdictional Conference of the 
Methodist Church in July. 


Under the auspices of the National 
Defense Education Act of 1958, Dr. 
Sanford H. Newell, '50, professor of 
romance languages at Converse College 
in Spartanburg, North Carolina, direct- 
ed a summer language institute for high 

school teachers of French and Spanish. 
Around 300 applications were received 
for the second institute, and 39 teachers 
were selected to participate. During the 
summer of 1959 Dr. Newell took ten 
students to France under the Experi- 
ment in International Living for two 
months. During the first month each 
student lived with a French family, and 
during the second they took a camping 
tour of southern Prance, the Alps, north- 
ern Italy, and Switzerland and spent a 
week in Paris. Mrs. Newell is the 
former Ceress Hyland, who attended 
during the summers of 1949 and 1950. 

The Reverend and Mrs. John W. 
Steen (Dorothy Jean Lipham, '50) have 
moved to Winston-Salem, North Caro- 
lina, where Mr. Steen is serving as 
pastor of the Oaklawn Baptist Church. 
The Steens moved from Milledgeville, 
Georgia, where Mr. Steen was associate 
minister and director of student work 
at the First Baptist Church. 

Milligan College, of Milligan College, 
Tennessee, has announced the appoint- 
ment of Dale L. Hudson, '50, to the 
position of assistant professor of music. 
Mr. Hudson received the Bachelor of 
Music and Master of Music degrees 
from Mississippi Southern and has also 
studied at Michigan State University, 
Florida State University, and Trieste, 
Italy. He has taught at Jones County 
Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi, 
and served as a graduate assistant at 
Florida State. 

The Helena, Arkansas, chapter of the 
Junior Auxiliary has selected Mrs. Car- 
los Smith (Dorris Liming, '50) to serve 
as president, and the Vicksburg Chap- 
ter has chosen Mrs. Murray Pinkston, 
Jr., (Clara Parks Booth, '56) for mem- 
bership. The husbands of both ladies 
are Millsaps graduates, Mr. Smith a 
member of the class of 1949 and Mr. 
Pinkston a member of the 1956 class. 

Serving as pathologist on the staff of 
the Memorial Hospital in Charlotte, 
North Carolina, Dr. Charles W. Mark- 
ham, '51, has recently moved into a 
new home with his wife, Robbie, and his 
son. Chuck, 1%. The Markhams plan to 
make Charlotte their permanent home. 

The last production of the 1959-60 
Jackson Little Theater year and two 
major summer workshop productions 
featured a number of Millsaps alumni. 
"Babes in Arms," the first musical ever 
produced at the Little Theater, was di- 
rected by Lance Goss, '49, with Barbara 
Webb, '59, as assistant director. It 

starred Barry Brindley, '53; Karen Gil- 
foy, '56: Betty Katherine Denton, junior; 
Nancy Boyd, '60; J. T. Noblin, junior; | 
Tom Spengler, '42; and Bill Fortinberry, 

senior. "Stage Door," a workshop pro- 
duction, was directed by Mrs. Bill Coile ; 
(Gail Morehead, '57) ; and "Career," di- i 
rected by Mr. Goss and Miss Webb, 
featured Hagan Thompson, '50; Bob 
Myers, '54; Bill Fortinberry; J. T. Nob- ! 
lin; Hank McDaniel, sophomore; and 
Tern Fowlkes, sophomore. 

A candidate for the Ph.D. degree in 
economics at Vanderbilt University, 
David McFarland, '53, has accepted a 
position on the economics faculty at 
Princeton University. He served as an 
instructor of economics at Vanderbilt in 
1959-60. Mrs. McFarland is the former 
Mary Ruth Pittman. 

The Reverend William T. Gober, '50- 
'52, associate minister of Leavell Woods 
Methodist Church in Jackson, served as 
music director for the National Hi-Y 
and Tri-Hi-Y Congress held in Oxford, 
Ohio, in July. He also produced the 
thirty-act talent show which was a 
highlight of the conference. Mr. and 
Mrs. Gober (Dot Dye, '49-'50) have four 

Specializing in surgery, Hiram Polk, 
Jr., '56, has begun his internship at 
Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. 
He was awarded the MD degree with 
honor and distinction by Harvard School 
of Medicine. Mrs. Polk is the former 
Wanda Waddell, '52-'54. The couple has 
a daughter, Susan Elizabeth, born 
March 16. 

Alumni in El Dorado, Arkansas, will 
have a daily reminder of Millsaps if 
they watch KTVE-TV. Henry Clements, 
'56, familiar to many alumni for his 
roles in the Players' productions of 
"South Pacific," "The Rainmaker," and 
"Bullfight," will announce news, wea- 
ther, and a children's program. He'll 
also be pledging wedding vows in the 
near future. 

The University of Rochester awarded 
advanced degrees to John P. Potter and 
Samuel L. Jones, both '57. Mr. Potter, 
who attended the university on an 
Atomic Energy Commission fellowship, 
was awarded a Master of Science degree 
in radiation biology. Mr. Jones received 
the Doctor of Philosophy degree in 
musical composition. Mrs. Potter is the 
former Jeanette Ratcliff, '57, and Mrs. 
Jones is the former Nancy Peacock, '57.. 

Both Mr. and Mrs. John Y. Fenton, 

'51-'53 and '58, are attending Pennsyl- 

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vania State University, Mr. Fenton serv- 
ing as research associate in religion and 
higher education and Mrs. Fenton work- 
ing as a graduate assistant in the 
counseling office while she studies psy- 
chological testing. Mr. Fenton, who has 
recently received the Master of Arts 
degree in religion from Princeton, will 
be working toward the Ph.D. degree. 
Mrs. Fenton is the former Julia Ann 

Wyeth Laboratories, Philadelphia phar- 
maceutical concern, has announced the 
appointment of Henry Burton Jackson, 
Jr., '56, to the sales staff. Mr. Jackson 
and his wife, the former Hazel Truluck, 
'58, will live in Jackson. Mr. Jackson 
has recently completed three years of 
commissioned service with the U. S. 

Lawrence H. Shepherd, '57, has re- 
turned to the University of Illinois to 
continue his study toward the Ph.D. 
degree in organic chemistry after a 
summer of association with the Research 
and Development Division of Humble 
Oil and Refining Company. He received 
his Master of Science degree from the 
University of Hlinois in 1959. 

At the Mississippi Annual Conference 
in June Betty Dyess, '57, was consecrated 
as a director of Christian education. She 
served a church in Natchez, Mississippi, 
during the summer and has returned to 
Scarritt for further study. 

Lois Love Bain, '55-'56, to Peter 
Mayerson. Living in New Orleans. 

Carley Gay Brantley, '54-'56, to Rob- 
ert Graves Ratcliff. Living at State 
College, Mississippi. 

Mary Edith Brown, '60, to Robert 
Ronald Young, '53-'54. Living in Jack- 

Norma Jane Busse, '54, to James A. 
Farish. Living in Denver, Colorado. 

Mary Carol Caughman, '60, to William 
Joseph Burnett, '60. Living in Laurel 

Mary Lou Chandler, '48-'49, to Walter 
C. Dobbs, Jr. Living in Wichita Falls, 

Marian Elizabeth Clarke to Brister 
Hagaman Ware, '54-'56. Living in De- 
catur, Georgia. 

Betty Jane Crockett to Bobby Ray 

Tickell, '60. Living in Hermanville, Mis- 

Deborah Welles Cockrell, '59-'60, to 
Daniel Mack Swain, Jr. Living in Jack- 

Dorothy Lynn Crosby to Stewart 
Gammill, IH, '55-'57. Living in Jackson. 

Selma V. Earnest, '60, to Rayburn 
Hunter Ridgway, current student. Living 
in Jackson. 

Eliza Jane Ellis, '60, to Richard Lee 
Soehner. Living in Jackson. 

Willie Amanda Farmer, '60, to James 
Ray Hood, '58. Living in Jackson. 

Jo Jeff Ford to James Don Gordon, 
'57. Living in New Orleans. 

Josephine .\nne Goodwin, '60, to 
Thomas Clyde Welch, '59. Living in 

Ann Pigford Hale, '56-'57, to Dr. John 
Edward Green. Living in Cambridge, 

Betty Ann Hamilton, '60, to John Kees 

Nancy Hertz, '57-'60, to Ernest Berk- 
man. Living in El Paso, Texas. 

Betty Loraine Home, '59, to Jimmy 
Alfred Whisnant. Living in Pensacola, 

Mary Carolyn Hutchins, '58, to Fred 
Angus Tarpley, Jr. Living in New 

Mary Ruth King, '56-'5S. to George 
H. East, Jr. 

Wanda Louise Koski to Russell Roy 
Lucas, '56-'57. Living in Hattiesburg, 

Virginia HoUaday Lamb, '58-'59, to 
Jimmy Meter MacNaughton. Living at 
University, Mississippi. 

Walter Jean Lamb, '57, to Bryant A. 
Reed, Jr. Living in Natchez. 

Madeline Sharon Lancaster, '59, to 
Alex William Langley, '58-'60. Living in 

Claudia Henry McMullan, '57-'60, to 
John Robert Burnett, '56-'60. Living in 
Starkville, Mississippi 

Mary Elizabeth Magee, '59-'60, to 
Thermon Ray Crocker. Living in Jack- 

Anitra Pearl Matthews, '57-'58, to 
Jesse Decell Daughdrill. Living at Clin- 
ton, Mississippi. 

Bobbye Sue Mozingo, '57, to Kline 
Daniel Busbee, Jr. Living in Dallas. 

Ina Carolyn Paine, '60, to Nicholas 
Dick Davis. Living in Jackson. 

Patsy Jean Robbins, '59, to James 
Edgar Robinson. 

Mary Nell Roberts, '58, to Richard 
Wells Mansker. Living in Mobile, Ala. 

Sue Belle Roberts, '60, to William Ed- 
win McKnight, '60. Living in Lexington. 

Jacquelyn Rogers, '43, to Lt. Floyd 
H. Whitehorn. Living in Washington, 
D. C. 

Clara Irene Smith, '59, to John Evan 
Wimberly, '58. Living in Houston, Tex. 

Vivian Jeannette Sylvester, '58, to 
Ralph Edwin King, Jr., '58. Living in 

Wanda Faye Wenger, '60. to Harry 
Poster, Jr. Living in Jackson. 

Joan Elizabeth Whitten to Frank 
Howard Tucker, Jr., '58. Living in 

Elizabeth Ann Wise to Dr. Clyde 
Xenophon Copeland, Jr., '56. Living in 
Gainesville, Florida. 

Frances Hilary Yeargen to Claude W. 
Johnson, Jr., '49. Living in Coffeeville, 

Nancy Cai-olyn Younger to Ronald 
Keith Ward, '56-'57. Living in Atlanta. 


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Donald D. Kilmer, instructor of music 
— BM and MM, Indiana University; 
further study. Union Theological Semi- 
nary, University of Kansas. University 
of Illinois: 

Mrs. Myrtis Flowers Meaders, asso- 
ciate professor of education — BS, Mill- 
saps; M.Ed., Mississippi College; 

R. Edgar Moore, chairman of the edu- 
cation department — AB, Birmingham- 
Southern; MA, University of Alabama; 
Ed.D., George Peabody; 

Robert H. Padgett, assistant professor 
of English — BA, Texas Christian Uni- 
versity; MA, January, 1961, Vanderbilt; 
further study at Universite de Clermont- 
Ferrand; residence requirements for 
Ph.D., Vanderbilt; 

Lee H. Reiff, assistant professor of 
religion — BA and BD, Southern 
Methodist University; MA. Yale; study 
toward PhD., Yale; 

Charles W. Tapp, instructor in politi- 
cal science — BA, Louisiana State Uni- 
versity; study toward MA, LSU, toward 
Ph.D., Duke; 

Mrs. Joyce B. Watson, dean of women 
— BA, University of Mississippi; MA, 
Columbia University; further study, 

Frederick L. Whitam, acting chairman 
of the sociology department — B.\. Mill- 
saps; MA, Indiana University; further 
study. University of Chicago. Indiana 
University, Columbia University; 

James T. Whitehead, instructor of 
English — BA, MA, Vanderbilt; 

Wilfred Wilson, visiting professor of 
mathematics — BS, University of Lon- 
don; Ph.D., University of Amsterdam; 

A. E. Wood, visiting professor of 
chemistry — BS, Mercer University; 
MS, Vanderbilt; Ph.D., University of 
Pittsburgh; honorary degrees from Mis- 
sissippi College and Mercer. 


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Calendar of Events 

Millsaps College 

November 2-5 "Julius Caesar," Millsaps Players : 

November 5 Parents Day 

November 5 : Millsaps-Austin College Football Game 

November 13 -.-.: Schubert "Mass in G," Millsaps Singers 

November 19 High School Day 

December 1-10 Play In-the-Round, Millsaps Players 

December 4 "The Messiah," Millsaps Singers 

January 6-7 Millsaps Invitational Debate Tournament 

March 8-11 Millsaps Players Production 

March 21 Singers Appear with Memphis Sinfonietta 

in Memphis 

April 20 ...Stunt Night 

May 3-6 Millsaps Players Production 

May 6 Alumni Day 

May 9 Madrigal Singers Concert 

May 28 __ Commencement 

First Sunday in every month: Culture and Education Forum I'rogram 

Home Basketball Gaines 

December 14 Sewanee 

December 15 Sewanee 

January 11 Belhaven 

January 14 Lambuth 

January 17 Belhaven 

January 20 Southwestern 

January 31 ^ Huntingdon 

February 3 Birmingham-Southern 

February 4 Howard 

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