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From the President
This issue of MAJOR NOTES, it is
lioped, will serve two purposes.
One, it will bring you up to date on
some parts of the College's program —
academic and non-academic. Two, it will
acquaint "in depth" high school stu-
dents and their parents with the ex-
cellent opportunities available at Mill-
You are encouraged to examine close-
ly the presentations included here. The
administration and faculty are eager for
alumni to be informed about our plans
You are also encouraged to hand this
MAJOR NOTES to friends planning for
college study, both the prospective stu-
dent and the parents of students. If
you need additional copies, they are
You may recall that for two years
the College has been engaged in an in-
tensive self-study and self-evaluation.
We were privileged to have a commit-
tee of four distinguished educators visit
us for four days in November. They
were exceedingly helpful in many re-
spects. It is appropriate in this issue
of MAJOR NOTES to summarize their
findings and recommendations.
First, the concerns that deserve im-
mediate attention — there are three
major ones: (1) increased salaries for
faculty and administration; (2) some
relief in teaching loads for faculty; (3)
additional books for the Library.
The Committee commended the Col-
lege enthusiastically on many points.
The significant ones may be summarized
as follows: (1) a competent, faith-
ful and devoted faculty; (2) a sound
and respected educational program; and
(3) a remarkably splendid spirit and
attitude among the students.
These latter commendations we are
happy to make known to prospective
students. The former concerns we share
with our alumni and friends.
MERGED INSTITUTIONS: Grenada
College, Whitworth College
MEMBER: American Alumni Council
American College Public Relations
Dr. Richard R. Pricldy, chairman of the jreology
department, symbolizes one of the reasons Millsaps
has attained its heights in the field of education.
The men and women who guide youth in its quest
for knowledge have a great responsibility, and the
Millsa]5s faculty members have dedicated them-
selves to fulfilling it.
Sincere thanks go to a number of people whose
contributions have been so helpful. Most of the pic-
tures were made by freshman John Guess. Others
were made by Frank Carney, Bill Mooney, Billy
Bowie, and Dr. Donald Caplenor. Dr. Caplenor
also compiled the quotations used on page 21. Other
faculty members were generous in providing
material for the divisional features.
Editor SHIRLEY CALDWELL
Photographer JOHN GUESS, '64
Artist J. L. HUMPHRIES, '61
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
is Millsaps College
A successful college must be a grow-
ing one. Many changes have occurred
at Millsaps — in everything except its
quality teaching and leadership. This
issue of MAJOR NOTES is an attempt
to bring you a complete picture of the
modern Millsaps. When you have
finished reading it, please pass it on to
a student who should attend Millsaps.
What Makes Millsaps Millsaps?
Bv ROSS H. MOORE
No sophisticated person today would
attempt to describe a thing without
writing about its "image." I therefore
claim an author's privilege of rephrasing
the title assigned for this article, the
revision to read: "What is the Millsaps
Image?" This adds tremendously to my
freedom of movement, for while most
of my readers will have a clear concept
of what Millsaps is, the projection of
the Millsaps image is a far more diffi-
Another reason for avoiding the ori-
ginal title is that the question as stated
has such an obvious answer: The Char-
ter makes Millsaps Millsaps. When a
child is christened "John Henry," that
makes him legally and forever John
Henry. But I would be untrue to the
traditions of my profession if I came
immediately to the point and settled
the matter without resorting to circum-
locution to prove the facts of my thesis.
For the historian is ever diligent in
developing the broad concept, building
up to a reasonable hypothesis, and final-
ly "discovering" by means of laborious
research and intuitive reasoning that
such a document as the Charter (a fac-
simile of which will be published in our
next issue) really does make Millsaps
For some years the promotional litera-
ture of our college confidently pro-
claimed, "Millsaps Makes Men," and
prospective students were urged to
write to that Paul Bunyan of a man,
Professor J. Reese Lin, secretary of the
faculty, for a catalogue that would show
them the way to intelligent manhood.
This slogan came to be something of an
embarrassment when it was discovered
that girls constituted forty percent of
the student body. The April Fool "Jazz
Baby" (Vintage 1920) and other less
official college publications modified the
original statement to declare that "Mill-
saps Mates Men." But when this, too,
was subjected to misrepresentation, all
slogans were abandoned.
My only reason for including these
foot-note insertions is that I want to
turn around and say: "Men Make Mill-
saps." Now we have a proper thesis
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Now the senior member of the faculty in
number of years with the College, Dr. Ross
Moore, chairman of the history department,
has a better right than anyone else to con-
sider reasons for the College's success. That
he is able to combine lightness with his
serious reasons accounts, in part, for his
popularity as a teacher. He has had a hand
in almost every phase of the College's de-
velopment, and he knows more about what's
going on on the campus and among the
alumni than anybody else. No absent-minded
professor he — his ready wit and excellence as
a teacher have already made him a campus
which I could go on to prove by listing
tens of thousands who have contributed
in some way to the power and glory of
our College since its founding. This
pertinent data would solve the problem
of gathering material for Major Notes
for years to come and would compete
with the telephone directory for size
Perhaps, however, the list should be
limited to those who have made major
contributions of ideas, time, or money.
Some of that information is so familiar
to many of us that any omissions
would be a cause for embarrassment to
the College as well as this writer. I
remember a lady telling me that her
father contributed a hundred dollars to
the College in its early days and he ex-
pected the institution to be named for
If we then exclude the Charter as well
as the men who deserve the credit for
building so well, we are left with cer-
tain ideals and concepts which have
shaped the College.
- A basic fact about the Millsaps image
is that those who conceived this school,
as well as those who have guided its
progress, understood what makes a real
institution of learning and were wise
enough to channel resources to the best
Learning and scholarship have, since
the beginning, been important goals.
Students were imbued with the idea of
pursuing knowledge seriously, and every
encouragement has always been given
to those who combine ambition to learn
with intelligent ability. The personal
interest of faculty members in their
students has been a source of strength,
with lines of communication open and
With true persistence the College has
pursued this striving for intellectual
development. Enrollment has been low
enough for the college resources to pro-
vide good instruction. The temptation
to develop graduate, professional, or ex-
tension schools has been resisted, as has
the granting of an easy degree to at-
tract the less-than-average student.
Athletics has been enjoyed but has
never dominated the campus. The cur-
riculum has held to the best in the
traditional subjects and accepted the
choicest among new courses. This single-
ness of purpose has established a reputa-
tion which has attracted serious-minded
students, who have in turn challenged
the faculty and produced an atmosphere
most favorable to learning. Status on
the Millsaps campus is attained in no
small measure through scholarship, and
the serious student is highly regai'ded
by his fellows.
Another important factor in the mak-
ing of Millsaps has been its substantial
support. For almost seventy years
many people have given of their in-
fluence and their money. Methodists of
Mississippi have concentrated their edu-
cational resources on this institution.
Other churches, such as the Christian
and the Episcopal, have found the Mill-
saps environment an excellent one for
their ministerial students. Citizens of
Jackson have contributed much to the
development of Millsaps.
Because Millsaps has been free of
political pressure, its educational spe-
cialists have been able to guide the
College toward definite attainments in
the realms of the mind and the spirit.
The record of students who go on to
graduate and professional schools has
enhanced the prestige of the college,
while the success of our graduates in
many fields is the best proof of Mill-
saps' intrinsic worth.
Trustees have performed their duties
with a spirit of real dedication and have
always supported the best interests of
the institution. Investments are well
handled, and the percentage of return
has been gratifying. Alumni have
shown a continuous interest in many
ways, and through loyal support have
helped to maintain the Millsaps tradition.
The Millsaps spirit is what makes
Millsaps Millsaps. We may sometimes
doubt that there is such a thing, but
let our Alma Mater be attacked and the
response is immediate. A group of
eminent educators who were on our
campus recently were perplexed by the
students' declaration of "no college
spirit," which was followed by state-
ments that revealed a very profound
and admirable spirit.
It was no mere legal document that
made Millsaps the college we know to-
day. The lives and sacrifices, the
prayers and interest of thousands of
people have moulded and shaped this
institution we all love, and "with thy
watchwords, honor, duty, thy high fame
Dr. Moore, second from the left, discis.ses the history department curriculum with
Dr. J. S. Ferguson, left, and Dr. Frank Laney and Grady McWhiney, right. Dr.
Moore has been a member of the faculty since 1923.
One way in which the College has "pursued this striving for intellectual develop-
ment" has been through its continuing education seminars held on Alumni Day.
Here Dr. George Boyd, chairman of the English department, lectures to a group
This is Millsaps College
IN the men and ivomen ivho are
accused of plotting new ways of adding
misery tvhen their only desire
is to challenge . . .
Who work long, hard hours for
less pay than many laborers make in
eight-hour days . . .
Who must continuously strive for
self-improvement and self-education in
order to keep abreast of the
changing scene . . .
Who have given themselves to an
ideal and remain true to that ideal in
the face of adverse conditions . . .
Who receive their greatest reumrd
ivhen a student says, "I never thought
of that," or when an alumnus says,
"You gave me the tools of
my success" . . .
Here is Millsaps College, for no college
can be great without great teachers.
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Ranging the frontiers of the human condition,
one may find that there is
A Great Deal of Darkness
By GEORGE L. MADDOX
"I intend to keep mij eyes passionately open in the elarkness, believing that it is better to do so than to trust
someone else's report about the guiding light or to trust someone else's report that there is no guiding light."
Of all the animals, we men are the only ones who
recognize frontiers, the only ones who wonder where we
came from and where we will go. At least, no other animal
has yet stepped forward to correct this uncomplimentary
judgment. We are the only animals with a history of
achievements impressive enough to warrant the presumption
of hoping and planning for a future which improves upon
the present. We are the only animals who spend significant
portions of the present wondering and worrying about our
condition. Every man later or sooner comes to ask, "Who
is man?" and "Who am I?"
Who is man? This is our initial question. This is the
question to be discussed, not necessarily answered to your
satisfaction. We shall be ranging the frontiers of the human
condition in the hope of discovering something significant
about human potentialities and human limitations. We shall
be considering both man's origin and development in the
past and some of the hopes and aspirations which belong
legitimately to any discussion of his future.
Of these two frontiers, the one behind and the other
ahead, the future is surely the more awesome prospect. It
is dim, and the prophets and seers are easily dismayed;
even the scientist will admit uncertainty about man's future
or feign indifference to it. I will not shrink from abandon-
ing my posture of scientific detachment when this seems
necessary or appropriate, but for now let us begin with
the frontier of our past, about which we can take a calmer
We do not know the whole story of our past. We are
largely ignorant about the beginnings of life and the
reasons for human existence. The absence of conclusive
answers to these questions has been grist to the mills of
philosophers, myth-makers, and poets alike. We do know,
however roughly, what happened along the way; so we will
begin with what we know rather than with speculation
about what we hope.
In the cosmic scheme of things man is a newcomer,
the most recent of the animals. The history of man-like
creatures, the hominids, accounts for only the last million
of the assumed two and three quarters billion years of
geological time. Imagine, for example, that a new lead
pencil with an eraser on one end represents graphically the
earth's geological age: man's history as an animal is con-
tained in the geological period roughly represented by the
pencil's eraser, a period covering approximately a million
years. This is the Pleistocene. Hominid fossils and evi-
dence of associated cultures have been found no earlier than
The earliest hominids were neither our genus nor our
species. The fossil evidence indicates that our immediate
This is the second article published by Major Notes
from the series of faculty addresses made in chapel last
year. It is published in this issue specifically to illustrate
why the faculty has been emphasized in this survey of
Dr. George L. Maddox, chairman of the sociology
department (on leave for three years), is, like Dr. Moore,
a campus legend. One of only two or three Millsaps students
to maintain a straight A average throughout his college
career, he is considered an outstanding lecturer, and this
article plainly indicates why.
progenitors were numerous and varied. The physical an-
thropologist has given them such exotic names as Australo-
pithecus, Paranthropus, and Pithecanthropus Erectus. The
exact origin of the hominids within the animal kingdom is
not known; but we are reasonably sure that it was not
among the ancestors of those anthropoids who are struc-
turally most like man, the chimpanzee and gorilla. Our link
with the other anthropoids, as most schoolboys eventually
come to know, is missing. The zoological evidence nonethe-
less ties man unmistakably to the animal kingdom. Man
is, bone for bone and organ for organ, demonstrably related
to the animals.
Man is related to other anthropoids in specific ways.
Although the skeletal structures of man and zoologically
related animals are distinguishable from one another, the
homologies are obvious and striking. Gorillas and men,
for example, have the same number of similarly constructed
teeth. Moreover, comparative embryology and blood chemis-
try provide additional evidence which relates us to the
Homo sapiens, our species, is the only surviving hominid.
Man-like animals of other genera and other species, known
to us only through the fossil evidence, did exist in the in-
fancy of the hominids, but they failed to survive. We do
not know the reasons for their disappearance, but the fact
that they did not survive gives us occasion to contemplate
our own zoological future. We have no compelling scientific
reason to believe that, say 50,000 years from now, some
anthropologist of unknown species will not be speculating
about what happened to that species — our species — living in
the twentieth century which left such impressive ruins. We
must, however, resist this temptation to speculate about
the future in order to get on with what is known about
All men now living, regardless of racial variation, are
of a single species, homo sapiens. The specific origins of
the species and its variations are not fully known. From
the fossil evidence we do know that our origin dates at
least from the beginning of the Upper Pleistocene. The
weight of the evidence also argues for a single origin of
the species with its subsequent variations accounted for by
known genetic processes. All racial varieties of sapiens,
for example, exhibit all known variations in blood com-
position, although the distribution of types is in varying
proportions among the racial categories. Since blood type
is a genetically transmitted characteristic, such evidence
suggests the monogenetic or single origin of the species.
If this is not the case, then we must assume extensive in-
terbreeding to account for the similarities in blood com-
position. It is not possible to pursue the other relevant
evidence here; we will simply reaffirm that all living men
are of a single species and, therefore, that the similarities
among them far outweigh in importance any observed
The image of sapiens as he appears to the physical
anthropologist focuses our attention unmistakably on man's
cosmic commonness. This image, dra^vn in simple, bold
outline, is a reasonably accurate, though unflattering,
zoological caricature. Emphasis on man's cosmic com-
monness, however, can be exaggerated — and it should not
be. Something must be said about man's distinctiveness
among the animals.
The human distinctiveness I have in mind is not found
primarily in physical characteristics such as man's opposable
thumb or his upright posture. Man is distinctive in these
ways and others. But preoccupation with the gross struc-
tural comparisons focuses our attention in the \^Tong di-
rection. Man's essential distinctiveness is not found in
zoological characteristics primarily but in a demonstrated
potential for highly varied and ingenious responses to his
Homo sapiens is among the most generalized of the
animals. Physiologically he is not specifically or necessarily
adapted to any single, narrowly defined environment. Man
can, and does, with characteristic ingenuity, live anywhere
on earth. Moreover, while the behavior of most animals
can be understood almost totally in terms of stimulus and
response, the behavior of man requires much more complex
analysis. In many animals, stimulus and response com-
binations are so invariant and so unresponsive to modifica-
tion through learning that the scientist properly speaks
of instincts. Social scientists have not found this notion
of instinctive behavior particularly useful in the analysis
of human behavior. For, between stimulus and response,
between the receptor system and the effector system in man,
,there is found a third crucial system which may be called
a symbolic system. This distinctively human acquisition,
the symbol, says Ernst Cassirer in his Essay on Man,
Transforms the whole of human life and introduces a
new dimension of reality. Man cannot escape his own
achievement. He cannot but adopt the conditions of
his own life. Not living in a merely physical universe,
man lives in a symbolic universe. Language, myth,
art, and religion are part of that universe .... No
longer can man confront reality immediately. He
cannot see it, as it were, face to face. Physical
reality recedes in proportion as man's symbolic
activity advances .... He has so enveloped himself in
linguistic forms, in artistic images, in mythical
symbols or religious rites that he cannot see or know
anything except by the interposition of this artifcial
The system of symbols which results from human in-
teraction the social anthropologist and sociologist label
culture. It is a key concept in understanding human be-
Illustrations by J. L. Humphries, '61.
havior. When the physical anthropologist has said every-
thing he knows to say about Homo sapiens, he has not said
nearly enough. For the absence of human instincts makes
culture necessary. And the acquisition of symbols makes
culture possible. The difference between sapiens with cul-
ture and a gorilla without culture, for all their structural
similarities, is immense.
How man acquired symbols and hence culture remains
a mystery. Let us be satisfied for now to assert that man
is unquestionably an animal who has acquired symbols.
Through the symbolic transformation of his world which is
thus made possible, man is freed potentially from the
tyranny of the immediate. Reason and morality become not
only possible but also necessary. With symbols at his dis-
posal man is transformed from merely another tool user
among the anthropids into a tool maker who occasionally
shows some interest in making his tools beautifully. He
is transformed from an animal struggling merely to meet
the conditions of survival into one capable of contemplating
what it means to live abundantly and creatively. He is
transformed from an animal merely responding to the given
in experience into one capable of reasoning about alternatives
in his own experience and the experience of others. In
short, man, with the introduction of symbols, acquires a
self. If we doubt that primitive man had acquired a self.
writes Jacques Maiitain (Creative Intuition in Art and
Let us look at those deer and bison painted on the
walls of prehistoric caves, with the admirable and
infallible elan of virgin imagination. They are the
prime achievements of human art and poetic intuition.
By virtue of Sign, they make present to us an aspect
of animal shape and life, and of the world of hunt-
ing. And they tell us that their makers were men,
they reveal a creative self endowed with immortal
intelligence, pursuing deliberately willed ends, and
capable of sensing beauty.
The symbolic transformation of man's world does not
free him from his obligation to pay his debts as an animal.
Symbols do not transform or dissolve, as if by magic, the
limits set by the universe. There are the inevitable prob-
lems of birth, of survival, and ultimately of death. Yet
culture does open to man the possibility of variety in
response and suggests to him that what might be is not
always determined solely by what appears to be. It is
here that myth, morality, religion, and philosophy are born.
Human culture in all its variety is a monument to
human ingenuity and to the interstimulation of men in-
teracting with one another. Language illustrates the
variety. Over fifteen hundred different languages have been
identified, over four hundred of them in North America
alone. Observed variety in family structure, in economics,
in political organization, in religious beliefs and practice,
and in value systems all testify that man does not live in
a world of necessity alone.
Sociologists and anthropologists sometimes appear hap-
piest when they are describing the variety of cultural strate-
gies by means of which societies adapt themselves to en-
vironment. Their somewhat detached descriptions, their
avoidance of simple judgments based on the values of their
own society, and their insistence that behavior within a
given society can be understood only in terms of and in
relation to the values of that society often lead to a mis-
understanding which warrants a brief digression. The mis-
understanding focuses our attention on an important facet
of the human condition.
Many people reproach the social scientist as though he
is to be held personally responsible for variety in human
behavior. We might just as reasonably hold the meteorolo-
gist responsible for variety in the weather. We need to
remind ourselves that social scientists do not create a world
of alternatives; they find it. To report finding a world of
alternatives filled with various people who seem very at-
tached to the particular alternatives they have chosen is not
equivalent to saying that there are no ultimate or absolute
values. It is not equivalent to saying that since all values
are relative, no values are relevant. It may be that, ultimate-
ly, there are no absolutes. But cultural variety in itself
neither proves nor disproves this. The inclination to think
of the social scientist as a moi-al eunuch or as a pied piper
seducing the innocent is more basically a commentary on
our own uncertainty and insecurity in a world of alternatives
than it is on the social scientist.
Hostility is often directed toward all scientists because
they do not say what we want them to say — that is, con-
firm our own hopes that there is some ultimate, absolute,
and simply understood truth about ourselves and the world
in which we live. Our aggressiveness on this point suggests
that the symbolic transformation of man's world is not all
gain. The escape of man from a world of instincts and his
partial escape from a world of necessity have made choices
among alternatives not only possible but also inevitable.
The possibility and necessity of choice calls man's at-
tention to the ultimate contingencies of his existence. De-
spite all his ingenuity, he later or sooner encounters limits.
He is able to conceive of a stable, secure, and unlimited
world for himself, but his experiences continually refuse to
assure him either of stability or of security. It is therefore
not surprising to find evidence of the use of magic among
pre-historic, as well as contemporary, men, for magic is,
as Malinowski has seen, "the ritualization of man's hope."
More specifically, magic ritualizes the hope that the ex-
perienced limits of the human condition, which are set by
an apparently hostile or capriciously indifferent universe,
can be dissolved or transcended. And when magic appears,
religion and philosophy are not long in following, and for
the same reasons. What man knows at any point in his
experience is fragmentary and incomplete and often dis-
turbing. What he knows advances quite slowly and offers
very little prospect of ever being complete. Life, however,
refuses to wait. Thus art, myth, religion, and philosophy —
all products of human imagination, aspiration, and hope —
struggle to fuse the real and the actual in experience. Man,
therefore, is not just another animal, even to the sociologist
and anthropologist. Man is best understood in sociological
and anthropological terms as a highly genei'alized animal
with culture who wonders and worries about his condition.
This, in brief outline, is one answer to our initial
question, "Who is man?" In spite of the obvious gaps in
the development of propositions, persons who have some
knowledge of sociology and anthropology will recognize at
least a few familiar intellectual landmarks. I would be
glad, if I could, to assure you that incompleteness of this
answer is merely a product of lack of time. Unfortunately,
I cannot give you this assurance. No single academic
discipline can provide the definitive commentary of so com-
plex a creature as man, though some may presume to do so.
It is quite possible that the answers of all academic dis-
ciplines taken together will not provide a satisfactory
answer. It is cei'tain that the answers of all the academic
disciplines taken together have not been very satisfying to
the present time.
Social scientific answers to the question "Who is man?"
are unsatisfying partly because they are fragmentary, and
we, being men. want the whole story and we want it now.
We want anchorage points for ourselves in a world of al-
ternatives and change. We do not want to talk with
detachment about man in general; we want to talk about
man in particular. We really want to know "Who am I?"
more than we want to know "Who is man?" We long for
a certainty that the world is ours. But the social scientist
does not play this game with much enthusiasm precisely
because this pursuit takes him out of his element. The
scientist is forced to admit that he is in no position to
commit the universe; he cannot assure us that the world
ultimately corresponds to the desires of our hearts, as much
as he might like to do so. We want to know who we are,
and we are not flattered by the answer that, when stripped
to our bare essentials, we are simply tree-lorn anthropoids
with symbols who, in spite of our ingenuity, often have
occasion to wonder about the wisdom of having left the
These dissatisfactions with a social scientific image of
man were illustrated to me at the end of a course in in-
troductory anthropology not long ago by a student who said,
"Anthropology doesn't answer many questions about man,
does it?" Admittedly the question took me by surprise,
since it was my distinct impression that a great deal had
been said about man during the course. Then it occurred
to me that the student really meant that anthropology had
not answered the particular questions which this student
wanted answered. What was wanted was not an answer to
"Who is man?" but to "Who am I?" What was wanted was
not a description of man's place in the natural scheme of
things but the place that he ought to occupy ultimately.
What was wanted was not a description of man's behavior
as it is observed to be but an affirmation of what his be-
havior ought to be.
This student's concern was quite legitimate. I am
sympathetic to such concern, since science does not tell me
all I want to know about man, either. The reason the
student had not received the desired answers, however, was
simple enough: sociology and anthropology cannot provide
them. No scientist as a scientist has any specific knowledge
or any special right to answer such questions. As a human
being he may be vitally interested in such questions and as
a teacher in the liberal arts tradition he probably has an
obligation to address himself to such questions as occasions
arise. This presumably is one of those occasions.
Therefore, let me ask my question again: "Who am I?"
In proposing an answer, I will leave science behind tem-
porarily to talk, not about what I know to be demonstrably
true about man, but about what I know about myself and
others. As a human being, when I ask about myself, and
listen for an answer, I hear voices rather than a voice.
Poets, myth-makers, theologians, and philosophers are pro-
fessionally committed to telling me the ultimate truth about
myself. Unfortunately for me, if I look to them I see not
the image of man but images of man. Joseph Wood Krutch,
however, sees in the multitude of competing popular images
in the contemporary world at least one common element:
there is a pervasive disenchantment with man and a related
■willingness to accept the average man as the normal man.
the actual man as the real man. We have never had more
empirically verifiable knowledge about man than we have
today. The man we know has never been so complacent
about what he has or so confident about his ability to do
whatever he sets his mind to. His problem is that he can
find so little satisfaction in what he has and so little that
seems worth setting his mind to. We have never been more
willing than at present to accept such a low estimate of
what man is and who we are. More and more the con-
temporary images of man invite the conclusion that life is,
in Yeats' phrase, "an immense preparation for something
which never happens."
Men have not always viewed their nature and destiny
with such disenchantment nor, I believe, with such inaccuracy.
To illustrate my contention with the required brevity I
shall concentrate on three images of man which have been
particularly attractive to me because they tell me the truth
about myself and they suggest something of the truth
about man which science may tolerate but never prove.
It is possible that in them you will discover something of
the truth about yourself. The images of man I have in
mind are Prometheus as presented in Prometheus Bound,
by Aeschylus, Jesus as presented in the Gospels, and the
absurd man as he appears in the works of the late Albert
Camus. If brevity causes me to do some violence to the
richness of these images, I beg your understanding and
No men have exhibited a more exalted, perhaps extra-
vagant, estimate of human potentialities than did the
Athenian Greeks of the Golden Age. The tragedian
Aeschylus set in bold outline simultaneously the elements of
the human condition and the themes of Greek drama: the
struggle of an indomitable human will against inescapable
limits set by Destiny and the conflict of rebellious thought
with traditional belief. Aeschylus personally took a ci-itical
view of Olympus and in his Prometheus Bound, despite his
professions of conventional piety, makes a man. Prometheus,
the hero of the tale rather than the god. Zeus. In the
summary which follows I am heavily indebted to the para-
phrasing of Will Durant (The Life of Greece).
As the story opens we find Prometheus chained to a
rock in the Caucasus at the command of Zeus, who is irate
because Prometheus has brought men the art of fire. Though
he hangs helpless on the crag, Prometheus hurls defiance to
Olympus. He is proud to have brought civilization to men
but is forced by his circumstances to conclude his apologia
with the words "And I who did devise for mortals all these
arts, have no device left now to save myself."
The whole world mourns for Prometheus. "There is a
cry in the waves of the seas as they fall together, and a
groaning in the deep; a wail comes up from the cavern
realms of death." All the nations send their condolences
to this political prisoner, and bid him remember that suf-
fering visits all: "Grief walks the earth and sits down at
the feet of each by turn."
But they do nothing to free him. Oceanus advises him
to yield, "seeing that who reigns, reigns by cruelty instead
of right"; and the chorus of Oceanids, daughters of the sea,
wonder whether humanity deserves to be suffered for with
such a crucifixion. "Nay, thine was a helpless sacrifice,
Beloved . . . Didst thou not see the races of men, how
little in effort and energy, dreamers bound in chains?"
Nevertheless, they so admire him that when Zeus
threatens to hurl him down into Tartarus they stay with
him and face with him the thunderbolt that blasts them and
Prometheus into the abyss.
Thus we see that in Prometheus man declares war on
the gods, on superstition, on mystery. He demands clarity
and justice and he demands them now and on his own
terms. When they are not forthcoming, he rattles his
chains and shakes a defiant fist at the heavens. I see in
Prometheus something of myself. I too would be pleased
by a world of absolute clarity and absolute justice, especially
on my own terms. And this is what makes the remainder
of the story so difficult for me to bear.
We discover that Prometheus is denied the escape of
death. In the conclusion of the Prometheus trilogy Heracles
finally persuades Zeus to free the political prisoner. Prome-
theus repents, makes his peace with Omnipotence, and places
upon his finger the iron ring of necessity. No longer chained,
he returns to earth as an infallible leader of men. He is
no longer a man but a god among men. In this traitorous
act, Prometheus falls, says Camus; he is no longer Prome-
theus but Caesar.
Prometheus on the crag epitomizes the purposive and
passionate, yet unsuccessful, rejection of the limits of the
human condition. He, like most of our human heroes, presses
hard against the limits which ultimately drive him to his
knees and put him in chains. For no one knew better than
Greek tragedians that Pate and the Furies wait to test those
who are proud and those who aspire. In time Prometheus
discovers that even he is denied absolute mastery of the
universe. He is denied absolute clarity and absolute justice.
Hopefully he is permitted mastery of himself. In his
discovery is catharsis. In his understanding there is the
heart of human tragedy. How ironic that Prometheus, hav-
ing achieved this understanding, should return as the in-
fallible master of others. But how human.
Within a half century after the death of Aeschylus,
Greece committed suicide in the Peloponnesian War. Ac-
companying the suicidal act of total war was what Gilbert
Murray has called "the failure of nerve" among the Greeks.
It was characterized by all that Prometheus at his best
abhorred: asceticism, mysticism, despair of patient inquiry,
a cry for infallible revelation, indifference to the welfare
of the state, a longing for the conversion of the soul of
Omnipotence. Pathos replaced tragedy. Ironically, behind
the Prometheus mask there is always Caesar, who, in the
name of sacred absolutes, is ready to put others in chains.
And he always finds those who are willing to be put in
chains. How contemporary Prometheus is.
If the defiant Prometheus chained to the crag is thesis,
then Jesus at Gethsemane is surely antithesis. In the
Gethesemane experience as it is recounted in the Gospels
there is no hint of defiant gesture. There is no posturing of
this prostrate man as though he aspires to be a god. He is
all meekness and compassion. He has come to this place
knowingly; he is not chained there. He has not come to
this place to have the iron ring of necessity placed upon
his finger. The ring is already worn and he is at Gethsemane
because he wears it. The God of Israel has claimed him.
This commitment in his past is the prologue to his future.
Falling to his knees he prays that, if it is possible, the hour
might pass. "Father, all things are possible unto thee;
take away this cup from me: nevertheless, not what I will
but what thou wilt."
Shall we dismiss the man as simply another of those
pathetic creatures who, pressed hard against the limits of
the human condition, has had a failure of nerve? Shall we
say of him, as Satan says of J. B. in MacLeish's version of
the Job story: "Pious contemptible damn sheep without the
spunk to spit on Christmas"? I answer distinctly, "No," and
go on to assert, not only that the life of Jesus is more
adequately described as tragedy than as pathos, but also
that Jesus is an inherently more interesting figure than
In the Prometheus myth human imagination is con-
fronted by limits and is crucified. In Jesus there is more
than an exercise in imagination. In him man is crucified.
In him purpose and passion are brought hard against the
limits of the human condition and yet are reaffirmed. Where
Prometheus ends in a fleeting moment of self -understanding,
Jesus begins. In Jesus, Jacques Maritain has written,
. . . the human mind is confronted with a new idea of
man. The Gospels and St. Paul disclosed to it the
prevalence of the internal man, of the inner life of
the soul over the legal and exterior forms. And it
could contemplate in the Son of Man crowned with
thorns the abysmal depth of the most living and
In his life and death, Jesus proclaims a kingdom and
states the demands it makes. He declares the glories it
promises and calls men to receive it. But not many, then
or now, could find the courage to go with him some of the
way, and none would go with him all the way. At the cross
he is alone and he alone is the Son of Man. He is man.
Yet Jesus offends us.
Jesus offends us because we would welcome his rebellion
against the absurdity of the crucifixion, but he talks of
forgiveness, of acceptance, and of reconciliation. We would
welcome a promise of a world of clarity and of justice,
but he comes wearing the ii'on ring of necessity on his
finger. We would welcome the hope of happiness, but he
comes to us crucified and crucified by men such as we. The
absurdity of the crucifixion drives us away, but time and
again we find ourselves returning to behold the mystery of
sacrificial love. Perhaps in his suffering and death Jesus
accomplished what in his life he could not accomplish. The
cross could not obscure the dignity and honor of this man.
Though the warfare continues on the battlefield of the self,
there is the hint that at Calvary a decisive battle has been
fought and won.
Unfortunately for men, Jesus has left them alone to
carry on, no matter what happens. At times we think we
know what he knew, but we seem so incapable of doing what
he did. We find ourselves unwilling to die as he died. And
it is not surprising that we have tried to get some benefit
from his death as though somehow all the crosses of the
world were liquidated on Calvary. Unable to live with faith,
we must live nervously. We perhaps could live with death
or life but not both. Thus we find ourselves pretending
now that immortality is automatically a part of life, and
again that it does not really matter. It is precisely in the
anguish which comes with our inability to live neither as
an animal who begins to die at conception nor as an im-
mortal indifferent to death that marks distinctively the
human condition and suggests the dimensions of man's
greatness. For it is only through faith that man dares
to become what without faith he is afraid to be — a human
Albert Camus is a human being. He is a contemporary
man. He may well be every contemporary man who takes
a close look at himself. In his world God is dead and
Camus is sorry. His world is one of two world wars and
their associated horrors, which have challenged the pre-
mises on which Western civilization has stood — the essential
dignity and worth of human life. This world is difficult for
us to understand. We have clean hands and well fed bodies.
War to us means honor and glory and victory. We are sure
that God is The Answer even before any questions are
asked and even when we have no questions to ask. Hiroshima
and Bergen-Belsen are names which sound familiar to us,
but we are not sure why.
Camus found himself a man exiled in a scandalous,
absurd, incoherent world. The unifying absolutes of a more
self-confident age seemed pathetic to him. Yet he felt him-
self unmade for — and hence not at home in — such a world;
for he desired tc behold this world as his real home. He
desired to be assured that his aspirations to be a man could
The realization that "all the knowledge on earth will
give me nothing to assure me that this world is mine" led
him to contemplate personal and moral nihilism. If purpose
and passion must forever be thwarted, then why not per-
sonal suicide? If God is dead, then why are not all things
permissible ? Nihilism, however, proved to be no answer
since it is a basic denial of precisely those human aspira-
tions which Camus so desperately wanted to realize. Per-
sonal and moral suicide concede the point that clarity and
justice are not possible. Yet the absurdity and indifference
of the universe to man's predicament are almost over-
powering. Here is where Camus begins in his first great
novel. The Stranger.
Cosmic indifference is disturbing. More disturbing still
is the thought that the enemy is within as well as without.
Camus' The Plague centers around the response of human
beings in a community ravaged by pestilence. One young
man, in a conversation with a friend, recalls that his father
was a public prosecutor in his home to\\'Ti. He remembers
hearing his father argue for the death penalty in court
and seeing the twisted faces of condemned men. He re-
members witnessing a man's death before the firing squad
and seeing the hole in the man's chest "big enough to put
one's fist into." "One can't stir a finger in this world," he
says, "without running the risk of bringing death to some-
one . . . Each of us has the plague within him; no one,
no one on earth is free from it."
This same theme is repeated in the last novel published
before his death early this year. In The Fall a respected
Parisian lawyer indulges himself in a confession of how he
refused one evening to risk his life to save a dro^vning
woman. "On the bridges of Paris I, too, learned that I was
afraid of freedom." In his hesitation he is stripped bare
of self-esteem. All his previous involvements in just and
noble causes and all his self-congratulation for his noble
attitudes are emptied of their meaning and content. And
the world is filled with images of himself.
Yet, for all this emphasis on absurdity, rebellion, and
guilt, there is an underlying affirmation in Camus' work.
One young man who appears in The Plague voices it. He
denies that heroism and sanctity really appeal to him;
what does interest him is being a man. His friend replies
that he is personally less ambitious. Undaunted, the young
man affirms that the imperative of life is common decency.
It is the affirmation of human fraternity and solidarity
which give us the courage to be men. "All I maintain is
that on this earth there are pestilences and that there are
victims and it is up to us, so far as possible, not to join
forces with the pestilences." Here we are led to the very
edge of reconciliation. We are led to some understanding of
why Camus had such a profound respect for the human
figure of Jesus, "my friend who died without knowing."
Camus seemed unable to forget that during his youth in
North Africa, "In the middle of winter I learned that I
carried inside me an in\incible summer."
Camus discovered the imperative of love in a world
in which only relative justice and relative clarity are ever
attained. He discovered the impossible possibility. He
cried out, "I believe, help my unbelief."
Who, then, is man? Is he anthropoid with symbols?
Is he Prometheus chained to the crag? Is he Camus? Is he
none of these ? All of these ? In each of the three images,
man wears the iron ring of necessity, but each wears it
differently. Prometheus wore it as the price of his freedom
and collected his reward by becoming a master of men.
Camus wore it reluctantly but had visions of somehow,
sometime, getting on with the business of li\ing. Jesus
wore the I'ing patiently and got on with the business of
responding to the imperative of love.
So, if you ask me as a human being, "Who is man?"
I will say without hesitation, "Jesus," It is in him that
I discover more adequately who I am and who man is.
Perhaps this conclusion is proof of a failure of nerve. I do
not think so, but some of you will surely want to press me
on the point. One who seeks and finds the image of man,
his image of man, does not necessarily abandon patient
inquiry. My commitment to scientific procedure will not be
affected by my confession. Commitment to one's image of
man is not necessarily equivalent to infallible revelation into
which one retreats from the day-to-day dilemmas of living
in human communities.
Conversion of self to its vision of truth about man is a
starting point, not an ending place. Conversion of the self
is not a substitute for anything, least of all for intellectual
and moral vigor. For no matter what we decide for our-
selves, alternatives will continue to exist, and other men
as honest as we will make different choices. I believe that
I can live in such a world with dignity and honor. This
world of alternatives, insecure as it is, is personally more
attractive than a world in which a passion for absolutes
chains us to premature conclusions about who man is and
who we are.
Of all the animals we are the only ones who wonder
where we came from and where we will go. As I have
ranged the frontiers of the human condition wondering and
worrying, you may have been much more impressed with
the darkness than with the light. There is a great deal of
darkness. Perhaps, after all, who man is and who we are
really does not matter very much. I think it does matter.
And so I intend to keep my eyes passionately open in the
darkness, believing that it is better to do so than to trust
someone else's report about the guiding light — or to trust
someone else's report that there is no guiding light.
Millsaps 1980: A Committee Plans
How will Millsaps look twenty years from now? Specu-
lation on what the future will bring is so common as to be
almost trite. But speculation as to Millsaps' physical future
has a sounder basis.
According to J. W. Wood, business manager, the campus
is surveyed every twenty years or so with an eye to the
needs of the future. Such a survey was made recently, with
the help of a professional landscape architectural firm, in
connection with the Ten-Year Development Program.
The map to the right, developed as a result of this
survey, gives what may be an answer to the question above.
It provides for a fine arts building, expansion of the library,
additional classroom building or buildings, additional dormi-
tories, married students' apartments, additional faculty
housing, swimming pool, a complete system of driveways and
parking areas, and location of sorority lodges.
These additions may be slow in coming. Most immediate,
according to officials, will be the sorority lodges. One or
two of the organizations have been waiting only for a
definite location to be selected to begin work. The plan
shows that they will be built on the southeastern corner of
the campus, east of Founders and the library and near the
present North State Street entrance.
The North State Street entrance will be moved to the
Riverside Drive intersection.
Also scheduled to receive attention as soon as possible
is the fine arts building, which will be built northeast of
the gym and facing Franklin Hall. It would be devoted to
the programs in music, art, speech, and dramatics. Art
students presently occupy a small two-room building on the
southern end of the campus, and the still-expanding music
department is located in old Elsinore Hall, behind Sanders
Hall. Speech and drama, of course, are taught in the
Christian Center. The CO auditorium will continue in its
Proposed dormitories will complete patterns already
begun, as the plan indicates. New women's dormitories,
when they come, will be to the north of the present ones.
The men's structure will extend Burton and unite it with
Murrah Hall, which has already undergone numerous
changes, will be expanded to the east. Library additions
will be made on the west, and the gymnasium will be ex-
panded on the west.
New faculty residences will be built on the northern end
of the campus, and new apartments for married students
will be built along North West Street, north of the en-
trances. The apartments will open onto the campus rather
than the street to avoid traffic congestion. The present
faculty apartment space on Marshall Street will be convert-
ed into fraternity house area.
Increasingly important parking facilities have been
provided at strategic points and in such a way as to retain
the beauty and spaciousness of the campus
The golf course will provide the space required for all
the additions. Plans are to have three greens on the north-
eastern section of the campus.
The Millsaps of the future? Like the Millsaps of twenty
years ago, and the Millsaps of today, it \vill be changing,
too, to meet the needs of newer generations.
Campus One of
City's Beauty Spots
1. The Union Building, which is the
center of student activity, houses the
cafeteria, grill, book store, post office,
lounges, student activities offices,
meeting rooms, and recreation room.
2. The Christian Center, whose clock-
tower has become symbolic of the
campus, contains the auditorium,
classrooms, lounges, and Fitzhugh
3. Franklin Hall, newest of the women's
dormitories, is a beautiful structure
both inside and out. It is located
north of Sanders Hall.
4. Murrah Hall is the administrative
building. It also houses the language
laboratory, classrooms, and faculty
5. Sullivan-Harrell Hall is the science
building. It contains classrooms,
laboratories, and faculty offices.
6. The James Observatory, located on
the northwestern section of the cam-
pus, serves the community as well as
the College. It provides excellent
facilities for students of astronomy.
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■ '^.^5%5j\ i,rf
Humanities Division Tightens Requirements
■ The study of the humanities has much to offer in these
critical days. Millsaps asks more than ever in this division.
"Let us pause, in this day of science resurgent, to note
that the humanities are still with us," wrote a feature writer
in a popular magazine a year or so ago.
It may sometimes appear that the humanities are in
danger of being forced to satellite importance by mighty
Science, while the world, intent on its race for power through
science, forgets another kind of power: ideas and com-
munication. It forgets that increased skill in communica-
tion — not only in speech but of ideas, philosophy, and under-
standing — could conceivably eliminate the need for martial
While most people may forget, a college doesn't. The
humanities are basic to any college curriculum, especially a
liberal arts college. The division ranks equally with the
social and physical sciences.
It is in the humanities division that subjects basic to
our culture are included. The departments of ancient
languages, English, fine arts, German, philosophy, religion,
romance languages, and speech compose the division at
Latest thinking in the division has been toward inter-
disciplinary courses, such as a seminar on literature and the
fine arts. Interdivisional courses, such as social philoso-
phy and philosophy of science, have also been considered.
The English department, beginning this year, requires
a senior research paper of its majors. In addition to provid-
ing training and experience in practical research, the paper
will better prepare students for graduate school.
Millsaps is one of four Methodist colleges requiring a
minimum of twelve hours of religion and philosophy. One
hundred and six colleges were surveyed by the President's
Bulletin Board in an effort to determine what most Methodist
colleges require in the two departments. The requirements
ranged from two to twelve hours, with most colleges listing
six. Millsaps offers sixteen separate courses in religion.
For every department in seminary, Millsaps offers an in-
Until this year, students have been allowed to sub-
stitute Latin for mathematics. The new policy requires all
students to take mathematics, but the number of students
electing Latin is off only one third.
Above: A preministerial student finds a place for meditation
in Fitzhugh Chapel.
Left: Members of the 1960-61 debate team look over resource
Le Dernier Cri
The most distant country has become a next-door
neighbor in this era of jets and rapid communication.
With such propinquity, the study of foreign languages
has reached new heights in importance. And at Millsaps
the foreign languages department has attained new vitality
with the addition of electronic equipment.
Now in operation for the second year, the equipment
, consists of a master control unit and recorders, microphones,
and earphones at thirty separate acoustical-tiled booths.
The equipment enables the student to hear recordings
in the language he is studying. He can follow in his book
to associate sight with sound. He can record his own voice
speaking the language and can play the recording back to
hear for himself what progress he is making.
Students are required to meet at the lab at least
one hour each week in addition to regular classroom work.
With the basic study of pronunciation and vocabulary
becoming a matter for individual study and for laboratory
drill sessions for the entire class, classroom time is left
free for concentration on structure and grammar. Advanced
courses are taught, in part at least, in the language rather
than in English.
Students of literature will be able to hear plays and
poetry readings on tape. Most of the advanced language
courses are studies of literature.
Top: Students use the tape recorders for individual study.
Control unit is at top of picture.
Above: Help is available when needed, either from the
instructor or a student assistant.
Millsaps requires each student to take two years of a
foreign or ancient language. Courses ai'e offered in French,
German, Spanish, Latin, and Greek. Between 40D and 500
students use the lab each semester.
Millsaps was one of the first schools in the state to
develop a language laboratory, which is increasingly becom-
ing the way to teach languages.
Parlez-vous francais? ou espagnol? ou allemand? Mill-
saps students do, with increasing facility.
Left: Karl Wolfe examines a painting
made by one of his students.
■^ Below: A student receives instruction in
piano. Students and faculty are in de-
mand for cultural and civic programs.
Fine Arts Department
Continues to Expand
"Art is the expression of emotion.
"Art is communication.
"Art is a sharing of new discoveries,
and so . . .
"Art is dependent on an audience —
an audience of open and perceptive
The above words are quoted from a
statement of the need for creative art
written by Karl Wolfe, instructor of
art at Millsaps.
They are true of any of the fine arts,
not just the graphic arts. And the fine
arts department at Millsaps is devoted
to the development of the skills and
appreciation which will make art mean-
To quote Mr. Wolfe again, "Not too
many people are conscious that today
nearly everything they touch — neck-
ties, carpets, furniture, automobiles,
plates, food containers, book covers,
magazines, buildings and materials,
clothing, etc. — tho manufactured by ma-
chines, are first designed for machine
production by artists.
"A machine cannot create a pattern,
but most follow one.
"A machine cannot think — not really,
tho some add better than people.
"A machine cannot feel."
The opportunities for careers relating
to the graphic arts become evident from
his statement. More and more stu-
dents throughout the state are becom-
ing aware of these possibilities, and
particularly of the opportunity to study
with Karl Wolfe, who has long been
recognized as one of the South's out-
Mr. Wolfe and his wife, Mildred Nun-
gester Wolfe, also a noted artist, teach
at Millsaps on a part-time basis. They
have one chief ambition: to tell more
and more people about beauty and to
make them more and more aware and
appreciative of it.
Work by Millsaps students is exhibit-
ed annually by the Municipal Art Gal-
lery in Jackson, and students who are
especially talented have exhibitions in
one-man shows. Local concerns employ
Millsaps students for advertising and
illustrating work. Last year the art
department made the posters for the
Singers' tour and covers for Stylus —
only two examples of the uses to which
their talents are put.
Another of the fine arts, music, is
under the direction of C. Leland Byler,
chairman of the music department.
After several years of a cooperative
program with Belhaven College, the
music department was re-established in
1956, and now has a faculty of five full-
time and two part-time teachers. Majors
are offered in music theory, organ,
piano, and voice.
In addition to its extracurricular of-
ferings through the three choirs and the
band, the department sponsors a num-
ber of faculty and student recitals
throughout the year. Millsaps soloists,
both student and faculty, are often
asked to perform for civic and cultural
A discussion of the work of the Mill-
saps Singers will be found on page 29.
''Inquire More Accurately"
Science is. beyond question, the outstanding feature of modern
civilization. Our world is, to an increasing extent, dominated, if not
by pure science itself, then by the conceptions of the public at large and
its leaders concerning the nature of science.
W. S. Beck
. . . Others, at least. sta)ii)ig hence, n-ith the way pointed out to
them advancing under the guidance of a happier goiius, may make
occasion to proceed more fortunately, and to inquire more accurately.
I do not knoiv what I may appear to the world; but to myself I
seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea.shore, and diverting
myself in noiv and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell
than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered
It is characteristic of science to reduce hv-
cessantly the number of unexplained phenomena.
The science of pure mathematics, in its modern
developments, may claim to be the most original
creation of the human spirit . . . The originality
of mathematics consists in the fact that in mathe-
matical science connections between, things are
exhibited which, apart from human reason, are
A. N. Whitehead
Although we are mere sojourners on the sur-
face of the planet, chained to a mere point in space,
enduring for but a moment of time, the human
mind is not only enabled to number worlds beyond
the ken of mortal eye, but to trace the events of
indefinite ages before the creation of our race.
In the early morning light
the students make their way
to the selected area to re-
sume their investigation.
Photos by Donald Caplenor, chairman of the biology department.
NSF Research Project
Involves All Sciences
A not uncommon sight on Saturday mornings in the
Millsaps grill this fall has been young men dressed in
heavy boots and thick clothing, looking, it must be admitted,
a little unusual among the slacks-and-sweaters-attired males
These men, grabbing a quick cup of hot coffee before
charging off on some important project, ai'e a part of a
team of twenty students and eight faculty members who,
through good weather and bad, are spending much of their
spare time in wooded areas west of Jackson conducting a
This research training program, an interdepartmental
study of loess and loessal soils in the Vicksburg-Jackson
area, is conducted under the auspices of the National Science
Foundation, which awarded the science division two grants
totaling $34,065 for the three-year investigation.
Loess, according to Dr. Richard R. Priddy. who is direct-
ing the program, is a peculiar deposit of windblown silt and
clay which caps bedrock hills in a belt bordering the Mis-
sissippi Alluvial Plain.
The Millsaps investigation of the loess and loessal soils
is unique in that it is a study from west to east, in only
Top left: A chemistry team analyzes the soil.
Center: Meteorologists check equipment.
Bottom: The first step in the operation is the drilling.
Premeds Study Liberal Arts
Dr. J. B. Price, chairman of Millsaps'
chemistry department and director of
its highly respected premedical course,
lilies to say that every member of the
faculty teaches premedical courses.
Premedical students (including, for
the sake of simplicity, predental and pre-
technicians) are sometimes considered a
group set apart because of the rigid
medical school requirements. But Mill-
saps premedical students receive the
same liberal arts background as do stu-
dents in other fields.
And the medical schools like it, as is
evidenced by the fact that at least 95 9p
of the Millsaps applicants gain admis-
sion to the schools to which they apply.
Students have been accepted by as
many as five medical schools.
In addition to its emphasis on the
liberal arts, the Millsaps premedical
program has the advantage of small
classes, making it possible for students
to get individual attention from the
The University of Mississippi Medical
School, located less than a mile from
Millsaps, provides the opportunity for
Millsaps students to confer with medi-
cal students and -faculty members. The
faculties of the two schools work to-
gether, making it possible for a student
to ascertain quickly what is expected
of him and to be fitted with a schedule
that will serve his purposes.
Dr. Price gives 360 as a conservative
estimate of the number of doctors and
dentists Millsaps has pi'oduced over
the past thirty years.
Alpha Epsilon Delta, international
premedical honor society, has had an
active chapter on the Millsaps campus
for the past twenty-six years. Dr.
Price has served as a national officer
for several years. The Millsaps chap-
ter has initiated 373 members into the
honorai-y, which has strict scholastic
Persons who decide to enter the medi-
cal profession after graduating are
attracted to Millsaps for the premedical
courses they lack because of Millsaps'
excellent reputation with medical
schools throughout the nation and the
above-mentioned Millsaps-University of
Millsaps has the answer to the in-
creasing demand for professional men
who are well versed in fields other than
one climatic belt, from its maximum
darkness at Vicksburg to its thinnest
development at Jackson. The soils are
examined from more aspects than ever
before and by more manpower than has
ever been used — teams in botany, chemis-
try, geology, mathematics, meteorology,
The scientists select wooded areas be-
tween Vicksburg and Jackson where the
terrain is rugged, the loess is least
eroded, and the loessal soil is thickest.
Then the geologists, directed by Dr.
Richard R. Priddy, sample the soil and
loess by drilling hand auger holes so
that changes in color and texture can
be detected. Each hole is drilled beneath
a tree, which serves as a derrick. In the
vicinity a team of botanists, headed by
Dr. Donald Caplenor, studies the flora,
and trappers, supervised by Professor
Robert P. Ward, determine the small
mammal population. Another field team,
guided by Professor Rondal E. Bell,
makes a weekly belt-wide meteorologi-
In the Millsaps laboratories the field
data is studied. The geologists describe
the auger hole samples minei'alogically.
The chemistry team, directed by Doctors
J. B. Price and Charles E. Cain, con-
ducts analyses to determine the average
chemical content of loess and of indivi-
dual depths sampled. Samples of the
dark brown loessal soil are studied chem-
ically and for bacterial population. A
team of mathematics students will soon
be assembled to help in statistical an-
alyses of data already collected.
With only three months' investigation
behind them, the researchers already
have reached a number of conclusions
concerning the soil. Their findings ^vill
add an important chapter to the geolo-
gical history of Mississippi.
Social Sciences Plan Revisions
Changing conditions necessitate changed thinking in all phases
of college life. The Social Sciences look to the future.
A proposed increase in the minimum
requirements in the social sciences is
Indicative of the greater emphasis being
placed on the division.
All students are at present required
to take six hours of freshman history
(Western civilization). The proposal is
to require an additional six hours of
economics, education, history, political
science, psychology, or sociology.
The Social Sciences Division is com-
posed of the departments which are con-
cerned directly with mankind and with
the behavior of human beings. A better
understanding of the forces which mo-
tivate individuals and groups could help
to eliminate some pressing problems,
and it is the purpose of the disciplines
involved in the social sciences to pro-
vide means for reaching that under-
The department which might seem to
be least involved with social conditions
is economics and business administra-
tion, but one of the aims of the depart-
ment is "to equip students with a more
adequate understanding of modern eco-
nomic society in order to assist its
members in becoming intelligent citi-
zens of the communities in which they
The curriculum of the Millsaps econo-
mics department follows the general
pattern recommended by the American
Association of Collegiate Schools of
Business. For those interested in ac-
counting, the Millsaps curriculum offers
the opportunity to take courses in all
the subjects covered in the Certified
Public Accountant examination. Grad-
uates of this curriculum are permitted
by the State Board of Public Accoun-
tancy to take the CPA examination
without the usual requirement of two
years of apprenticeship experience.
With a department already considered
one of the outstanding in the state,
Millsaps historians are planning, as
more immediate projects, to add courses
in the Far East, Latin America, and
A student teacher explains a math prob-
lem to a high school class.
ancient civilization to the curriculum.
A number of plans are being made in
the department of education. One of
these is the revision of the student-
teaching program. Dr. R. E. Moore,
who became chairman of the depart-
ment this year, has helped to work out
programs for several other schools. One
phase will be to give the student-teach-
er more actual experience in all of the
aspects of a teaching career. In the
present setup, students receive super-
vised teaching experience, but are not
involved in course planning, parent con-
sultation, and other important situations
which a teacher faces. The new plan
may be accomplished by having the stu-
dent take over the class completely for
a certain period, handling all problems
and receiving only counsel from the
Of course, all departments are con-
tinually reviewing their programs and
planning revisions. A few have been
chosen as representative of the progress
Right : Psychology students
conduct experiments to sup-
plement their classroom
work. Dr. Russell Levan-
way, right, is chairman of
Millsaps students gain valuable exper-
ience through research projects con-
ducted through the sociology department.
City For Lab
One science which does not have lab-
oratories with test tubes and Bunsen
burners, as do the physical sciences, is
sociology, the study of human groups.
This social science takes as its labora-
tory the communities in which men live.
The Millsaps sociology department
places emphasis on laboratory work. The
findings of the students have benefited
the city of Jackson as well as provided
training for the students. At least one
survey, concerning slums and housing,
was used by the city in an investigation
of conditions and in the setting up of
a housing program.
Most important for Millsaps, however,
since teaching is its primary purpose,
is the training of the undergraduate in
the basic elements of sociological re-
search and giving him an understanding
of the importance of contact with the
community in which he lives. Thus
sociology majors each year conduct one
or more research projects "in the field,"
for their own use primarily but for the
community if their research is needed.
These projects serve as experience for
later, more intensive, research in grad-
uate school or as preparation for social
work or market research, where knowl-
edge of the community is important.
Frederick L. Whitam, who is serving
as chairman of the sociology department
this year, describes the current lab
work as follows: "This semester's re-
search project has been concerned with
a problem that has long interested socio-
logists: urbanization and what happens
Tabulating results of their
survey, sociology majors take
the first step towards analy-
zing their data and reach-
ing some conclusions.
to people in large cities, where friend-
ship and family ties may disintegrate.
The project was designed to discover if
there are people, even in a city the size
of Jackson, who are isolated from the
rest of the community, who do not
pai'ticipate in any of the voluntary or-
ganizations of the community, such as
church and labor unions, and who do
not have contact with friends and rela-
tives — persons, in other words, who do
not belong, who are cut off and alienated
from the community.
"The first step in the study of this
problem was to read the existing litera-
ture and attempt to discover what re-
search other persons had done. The
students formulated hypotheses about
what they expected to find and con-
structed questionnaires to obtain the
proper information. Finally, versed in
techniques of interviewing, they con-
ducted a hundred interviews in Jackson
homes. Fifty of these homes were in
a low income neighborhood and fifty
were in a high income neighborhood, so
that comparisons can be made befrn-een
participation by the two income groups.
"When interviews are completed, the
students will compile the results and
analyze their data. They will compare
their findings with the hypotheses and
attempt to discover whether their theo-
ries were borne out by their research.
There is a possibility that, if their re-
search is good enough, it -n-ill be pub-
lished in one of the professional journals,
such as the American Sociological Re-
view or Social Forces. Even if publi-
cation doesn't ensue — as is usually the
case -with undergraduate research — the
students will have received training
which may some day enable them to
make a valuable contribution to man's
knowledge of his society."
It has long been assumed that the best
learning- experience conies from an ac-
tual situation. The Mock Democratic
Convention, which is becoming a quad-
rennial affair at Millsaps, is a testing
of the theory.
Last April, months before the two
conventions and the election were held,
Millsaps students staged their own
Democratic Convention in Buie Gymna-
sium. They chose as the Democratic
nominees Senator John F. Kennedy and
Senator Lyndon B. Johnson.
In 1956, at a similar mock convention,
Millsaps students chose Governor Adlai
Stevenson, as did the actual delegates,
but they named Lyndon Johnson the
vice-presidential candidate rather than
On the basis of these three correct
choices out of four, it has been suggest-
ed that the Millsaps convention might
be considered a barometer, as are cer-
tain sections of the nation which usually
show a national trend.
The results, however, are not the im-
portant thing. The lesson in politics,
the putting to use of the principles
learned in the classroom, the actual ex-
perience of actively supporting a candi-
date or a principle and of bargaining
for support — these are the things that
make worthwhile all the work, planning,
and time involved in the staging.
Perhaps most of the students who
took part in the convention will never
be delegates to a real convention. If not,
then their experience at the mock con-
vention will be all the more meaningful.
By making the students more politics-
conscious, the political science depart-
ment insures a more informed and in-
terested citizenry. The Millsaps com-
munity was vitally interested in the out-
come of the two national conventions
and the election.
The 1960 mock convention at Millsaps
was preceded by strenuous campaigns
for Kennedy, Stevenson, Symington,
Humphrey, and by the States Rights
group for Russell and Faubus. Rules and
platform committees worked hard on
their difficult tasks.
When the convention opened, the flag-
bedecked gymnasium was charged with
an atmosphere of tension and excite-
ment. The delegates were as serious
about the outcome as if they had ac-
tually been selecting a platform and a
candidate for the Democratic Party.
Throughout the long, hard evenings
when policy was being decided, when
students were forced to decide for them-
selves what were their convictions about
various matters, this seriousness re-
The convention was a part of the
educational process. And in its unique
way of teaching, this is Millsaps College.
The band entertains at High School Day, one of several
occasions for which their services are used.
A student receives the tap which means he has been chosen
for membership in an honorary.
Extracurricular Activities Play
Important Part in College Life
Extracurricular activities at Millsaps
are so closely identified with the depart-
ments of study that it is sometimes
hard to delineate them, and this is as
it should be.
When one thinks of the music depart-
ment, he thinks of the Singers. When
he thinks of speech or the fine arts, he
includes Players. So it is with many
of the other extracurricular activities.
The next few pages are devoted to
activities which are not considered a
part of the academic curriculum, but
which are a definite part of the stu-
Organized spiritual guidance is an es-
sential part of any campus community,
and it is the purpose of the Christian
Council to provide such guidance at
The Council is composed of the presi-
dent of each denominational group on
the campus and an elected representative
from each group. Its faculty adviser
is the director of religious life, T. W.
Le'svis, instructor of religion.
It plans and coordinates campus-wide
religious activities on an interdenomina-
tional basis. It is responsible for a spe-
cial program of religious emphasis each
semester and special services prior to
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.
Denominational groups organized on
the campus include the Baptist Student
Union; Canterbury Club for Episcopal
students; the Catholic Club; Disciples
Student Fellowship; Wesley Fellowship
for Methodist students; and West-
minster Fellowship for Presbyterian
Other religious groups include the
Ministerial League, the YWCA, and the
Women Christian Workers.
Millsaps has three publications in
which students may find outlets for their
literary or journalistic ability.
Stylus publishes the best short stories,
formal and informal essays, and poems.
The spring- issue almost always contains
writing which has won awards in the
Southern Literary Festival, since Mill-
saps has an enviable record in Festival
competition. Last year's spring issue
featured a transcript of a symposium at
which Eudora Welty was guest of honor.
It has attracted ^\^de attention.
Last year the Purple and White, cam-
pus newspaper, was judged best in art,
second in genei-al excellence, and third
in features in statewide competition
among college newspapers.
A complete record of who was what
at Millsaps in any given year is kept
through the Bobashela, the yearbook.
The book generally follows a theme se-
lected by the editor in the presentation.
The voice of a student body is its
The students themselves select the
ones who will represent them to the
faculty and administration, the public,
and other colleges.
An election is held each spring to
select a president, vice-president, secre-
tary, and treasurer. These compose the
Student Executive Board. In the fall,
representative groups elect officials who.
along with SEB, form the Student
Millsaps has seventeen honoraries
which recognize outstanding students
in special phases of the school's pro-
Students who meet the qualifications
set by the honoraries are tapped in
special Tap Day ceremonies, held once
each semester. Membership is con-
sidered a high honor.
The groups sponsor programs and
projects in their individual fields.
Nine social groups have chapters at
Millsaps, with approximately one third
of the student body participating. The
organizations strive for high ideals and
teach students to work, play, and live
together. Their acti^'^ties are coordinat-
ed by the Panhellenic Council and the
Millsaps always does well in debate,
and this year is no exception. At the
recent Mississippi Youth Congress. Mill-
saps received the Sweepstakes Award
and seven individual honors. The teams
attended tournaments throughout the
country. The annual Jlillsaps Invita-
tional Debate Tournament is one of the
largest of its kind.
For those who enjoy performing in-
strumental music, there is the band,
directed this year by Fred McAfee. It
concentrates on marching music during^
the football season, but broadens out
into other fields for the remainder of
••The fiery MiUsaps Players production . . .
is drawing the most glowing comments of any
theatrical production which has been in
Jackson since I have. The comments . . . are
uniformly that it is the most exciting^ thing
to hit the local hoards within recollection . . .
it's a tremendous experience."
— Frank Hains, Jackson Daily News,
"Summer and Smoke"
"Lance Goss has outdone his unimpeachable
record in the staging of 'Teahouse' — it is magni-
ficent . . . Lance Goss afid his Players have,
I suspect, done more to raise theatrical
standards here than any other force. Year in
and year out, play in and play out. they con-
sistantly offer entertainment of a calibre avail-
able nowhere else locally."
— Frank Hains. Jackson Daily News,
"Teahouse of the August Moon"
"The MiUsaps Players took a rather
flimsy script last night and turned it into a
production on a par with the best I have seen
anyivhere, anytime . . . Lance Goss' interpretation
ivas class, pure and simple."
— Jerni DeLaughter, Jackson Clarion-Ledger,
"Their productions are as near to the best
the professional stage offers as are ever likely
to be seen in an amateur theatre."
— Frank Hains. Jackson Daily News,
-Photo by Frank Hains, Jackson Daily News.
SUMMER AND SMOKE"— Plioto by
Frank Hains, Jackson Daily News.
"TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON'^
The 1960-61 Concert Choir, directed hy C. Leland Byler,
far left on the front row, continues the tradition of out-
standing choral work established in 1935 by Alvin Jon King
when he founded the school's first mixed chorus.
Singers Provide Inspiration, Enjoyment
A large audience sat in the Christian Center auditorium
and listened, with intent faces, to "The Messiah.''
A smaller crowd crammed into a small church searched
out the home town faces in the choir as it listened with
pleasure to the inspirational favorites and spirituals.
Students who were tired from staying up too late study-
ing or from that exhausting exam the period before relaxed
and were lifted above the routine by an anthem.
If there were no other reasons for the existence of the
Millsaps Singers, these would be enough. To bring beauty
and pleasure is an end in itself.
There are, however, other benefits. Students receive
training in choral work, an appreciation of fine music, an
understanding of the men who composed the music, a lesson
The Millsaps Singers had its beginning in 1935, when
Dr. Alvin Jon King organized the school's first mixed
chorus. It was under his direction that the first out-of-state
tours were made, and the Singers began to develop a reputa-
tion for excellent and inspiring choral music.
The Singers is now under the direction of C. Leland
Byler, chairman of the music department. Under his
guidance the Tour Choir became the Concert Choir, a regular
year-round group instead of a segment of the main organiza-
tion. There are also a Chapel Choir, directed by Lowell
Byler, and the Madrigal Singers, directed by Richard
It has become a project of the Millsaps choirs to present
as much music to as many people as possible. The Chapel
Choir sings each Thursday as a part of the chapel sei'vices.
The Concert Choir and the Madrigal Singers have a regular
schedule of performances, and, in addition, pei-form for off-
campus groups on request.
Last year, for example, the Concert Choir presented
Faure's "Requiem" in November as a campus program; join-
ed with the Madrigals and the Chapel Choir in presenting
the Feast of Carols and "The Messiah," two of the most
popular presentations of Jackson's busy Christmas season;
cooperated with the drama department in producing the hit
Broadway musical "Bells Are Ringing"; made a statewide
television appearance in January on a program honoring
eminent Mississippians; were a featured part of the enter-
tainment for the Bishop's Banquet, held in honor of Bishop
Marvin A. Franklin; made a tour to Denver, Colorado, to
sing by request at the General Conference of the Methodist
Church; and presented the tour program locally several times
This year, approximately 30 students from the Concert
Choir have been formed into an ambassadorial choir which
travels to churches throughout the state almost every Sun-
day. They are telling Mississippians about Millsaps.
It is almost impossible to avoid cliches in trying to
evaluate the effect this group and the others have on the
public. Wherever the students go, they represent Millsaps,
both individually and as a group. It is to their credit that
only good reports have been received, that the Singers has a
reputation for being an inspired as well as an inspirational
Athletes Must Maintain Millsaps Standards
Nonsubsidization is the policy at Millsaps, where athletics is only
a part of the program to develop the entire man. . .
Last year when the athletic competi-
tion between Millsaps and Mississippi
College came to an end, a Jackson sports
columnist reported hearing a fan say,
"They (Millsaps) can't or won't compete
on even terms with the Choctaws and
now they apparently can't 'take it' when
they get their brains beat out."
The columnist, who, by the way, has
been called the dean of Mississippi sports
writers, differed. "He was wrong in
stating that the Majors 'can't take it,' "
he wrote. "They can and do. Matter of
fact, they have been 'taking it' from
just about every athletic opponent they
have met in recent years."
While Millsaps offers no apology for
its sports program — and has none to
offer in view of its policy — its teams do
like to receive the credit they deserve.
And while the school has been criticized
for its lack of winning ways, it has
received quite a bit of support also.
Most Jackson sports writers are sympa-
thetic with the Millsaps point of view.
Certainly no one, even the most rabid
sports fan, would wish to sacrifice Mill-
saps' academic standing to a winning
Millsaps has never been afraid to be
different. The fact that the school is
one of an increasingly small number to
have a nonsubsidlzed program only
In addition, the intramural program
has been strengthened to provide for
students who enjoy playing but who do
not wish to devote the required time
to the intercollegiate program. Intra-
mural teams are organized in touch foot-
ball, basketball and Softball. There is
Tennis enthusiasts find the game a good way to relax after a long session with
the books. On the organized level, Millsaps has long been known for its winning
makes it harder to compete on an even
But neither does the College use this
as an excuse not to try. In the past
few years it has staged an intensive
campaign to attract athletes who are
also good students. Results are begin-
ning to show and will do so increasingly,
it is predicted, as the idea catches on.
Many young men who love sports are
equally interested in obtaining a good
education — and in playing without the
pressure often caused by athletic scholar-
Millsaps junior Mary Mills, from Gulf-
port, was awarded the Mississippi
Women's Amateur Golf Championship
this year for the seventh straight time.
A good student, she is interested in a
number of other activities.
also competition in golf, tennis, and
On the varsity level, Millsaps teams
compete in football, basketball, baseball,
and tennis. Beginning this year, golf
competition will be resumed.
In spite of a football season which
was less than impressive on a won-lost
basis, Millsaps completed the year in
high style with a bowl bid. Maryville
College, in Maryville, Tennessee, another
nonsubsidlzed - sports - program school,
selected the Majors as its opponent in
the Rocket Bowl in Huntsville, Alabama,
on November 19. Fielding a team which
was hampered by injuries, Millsaps lost
Millsaps has no apologies. It does have
praise for its men who are never too
proud to accept defeat and whose de-
termination is unaffected by defeat or
Each High School Day the cafeteria is completely filled witSi seniors who wish
to compete for scholarships on the examinations administertci by the CoUeee.
Awards are made on the basis of highest scores generally, nighest scores in
Jackson, and highest scores in each P-T A district.
A part of any mental image of Mill-
saps College is its emphasis on the
academic and its strict standai-ds.
Millsaps is currently one of the few
colleges in the state to require a com-
prehensive examination for graduation.
The Honors Program inaugurated this
year should further enhance that reputa-
tion. A student who graduates "with
honors" or "highest honors" will have
a record of which he can be justly proud
and will be capable of making the tran-
sition to graduate study with little effort.
Under the program qualified students
will take nine hours of directed study in
the Honors Program, for which they
will receive a letter grade, and prepare
and defend a research paper before an
Candidates who complete both phases
of the program satisfactorily will be
eligible to graduate with the designation
"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.
With such training a Master's thesis,
with the research inherent in such a
paper, should pose few unexpected prob-
With the Honors Program students
who have superior academic achievement
but who do not participate in the pro-
gram will receive the designation "with
distinction" or "with highest distinction."
These days it takes a lot of money
to go to school, especially to a school
supported by tuition, fees, and gifts
rather than government taxes.
A number of students who need the
type of training Millsaps offers, and
whom Millsaps needs, would not be able
to attend without help. For that reason
Millsaps has available, from its own re-
sources and through special memorial
funds, a g'ood number of small scholar-
The scholarship program is supple-
mented by assistantships, or service
scholarships, and by on-campus and off-
campus part-time jobs which school offi-
cials help students to obtain.
Millsaps also participates in the Na-
tional Defense Student Loan Program,
established by Act of Congress in 1958.
Qualifying students may borrow up to
$1000 per year for educational purposes.
Loans are repayable over a period of ten
years, beginning one year after com-
pletion of education, at an interest rate
of 3%. Other loan funds are also avail-
Applications for scholarships are
handled by Dr. Frank Laney, chairman
of the Awards Committee.
The City Scene
Jackson might well be called the cul-
tural center of Mississippi; and, for a
college dedicated to the development of
the whole personality, it is an ideal
Millsaps contributes to this culture,
both by its campus offerings and
through its students, faculty members,
and graduates who participate in civic
projects, but here we wish to speak of
the opportunities which are offered by
the city itself.
For those interested in the theatre,
Jackson has an active Little Theati'e,
which presents five plays a year. Road
companies are brought to Jackson also.
For music lovers, there are the Opera
Guild, the Jackson Symphony Orchestra,
and the Community Concert series.
The Municipal Art Gallery displays
the best of Mississippi's creative art.
Fine religiou:-, mu^i.^ is offered through
the churches, and thei : are well-equip-
ped libraries located throughout the city.
In addition to its cultural aspects,
there are other advantages to be found
in Jackson. Located in the center of
the state, it is a natural meeting place
for conventions and conferences of all
sorts. It is easily reached by automobile,
railway, and air. It is the center of
state political activity. It has three
daily newspapers which report interna-
tional, national, and local news. It is
the home of another college and a medi-
cal school, with still another college and
a junior college located nearby. It has
the state's finest hospital facilities and
The list could go on, but it should be
evident that Jackson and Millsaps are
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Millsaps College Alumni News
From the President
Millsaps College is pleased to an-
nounce a Ten Year Development pro-
gram — a program with ambitious mini-
mum goals that, hopefully, will be reach-
ed no later than 1970. Alumni will re-
ceive a brochure describing the details
of the goals.
The plans are presented to alumni,
to the citizens of Jackson, to Methodists
and other churchmen, to business and
industry, to foundations — and to all
other persons and organizations inter-
ested in, concerned about, and devoted
to independent, church-related, liberal
arts colleges. The plans are presented
with pride and without apology, for
these people who will receive them are
the same persons representing the
same causes whose futures are depen-
dent upon colleges of the Millsaps
New buildings constitute a part of
the development program. More im-
portant, however — much more im-
portant — is the interest in endowment,
in additional resources for faculty per-
sonnel. The administration of the Col-
lege is resolved to maintain a tradition
of excellent instruction. It is believed
that such resolution has the support of
the alumni of the College.
Predictions may be heard in these
days that four out of five private col-
leges now in business will not be able
to survive the pressures of the next
ten years. Millsaps College does not
propose to volunteer as a victim. We
do not expect to be a casualty.
The prediction of such mortality in
the very existence of colleges may be
too grim. It is an appropriate word
of warning not lightly to be dismissed.
There are the perennial pressures for
more federal aid to higher education.
There is intense competition for the
benevolent dollar "\\dth the prospect of
less and less of it going to one's college.
And there is the inevitable effect of
inflation on endowment income, not even
to mention the understandable resis-
tance to increased tuition.
A combination of these "facts of life"
should alert every intelligent alumnus
and every sensitive patriot to the task
that now confronts them in the immedi-
ate future, a responsible task which is
This Development Program deserves
careful study and consideration. It an-
ticipates enthusiastic acceptance and
College, Whitworth College,
MEMBER: American Alumni Council, !
American College Public Relations
A warm spring day, students yielding to its
influence enough to move outside to study, Foun-
ders Hall in the background — and our thanks go
to Dr. Dan Guravich for this perfect picture of a
scene which probably every alumnus remembers.
The exact locale and the personnel may be different,
but the influence, and the yielding, are age-old.
Dr. Guravich also made the picture of the library
found on page 8.
3 The Millsaps College Student
9 The College Student
25 Events of Note
29 Major Miscellany
Editor Shirley Caldwell
Photographers John Guess, '64
Bill Mooney, '61
Back cover by Rachel Peden, '62
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
Student: 1961 Version
In keeping with the Editorial Projects for Education (Moonshooter) feature on the college student
which begins on page 9, MAJOR NOTES asked the Millsaps representatives in Who's Who to form a
panel to discuss problems which would particularly concern Millsaps students. The following pages con-
tain the views expressed by the nine students — including one junior who was asked to sit in — who were
present. The statements highlighted were chosen, not because they express the opinions of the student
body generally, but because they represent divergent viewpoints.
"Yoit take f)-e-^hman histo)-!/ (iitd maybe ijou
get a good grade in the course, and- this supposedly
means you know something about history — ayid
then you start reading more widely. And you
realize that all you've got is a thin veneer of facts.
All you've got is a little shell and you're got to let
something in — there's a void to fill up. There's
something more than facts; there's u)iderstanding."
"I think here in Mississippi we need a few
more youthful politicians. I feel a need for quali-
fied- leadership in the field of politics. If college
people don't — I'm not condoning riots and things
of that nature, but they're got to take a genuine
interest in doing constructive things to further
cleaner politics, better politics."
"Too much of the grade, I feel, is computed on
busy work, on day-to-day activities — filling this out
and handi)ig that in — o?;f/ there's not enough credit,
I think, for developing concepts throughout the
course, of taking a)t idea and e.vplo)ing all of its
ramifications, building up factual data to support
it. Rather, one is tested on details so minute that
one never gets the over-all picture, one never comes
up 7vith ayiything that approaches scholarship."
"Our generation is grounng up in a world
which has no real values. It's a world u-here, u-ith
the slightest miscalculatio)/. the u-holc u-orld could
just go. I think our goicratio)!- u-oidd be justified
in apathy. What of larger values do we have?
I'm sort of proud of the generation that says,
'Well, we're going to try.' The chances are kind of
slim of making the world something which is worth
the trouble. Maybe they are misguided and riots
get out of hand, and movcmoits develop into riots
and Communist organizers and other organizers
step in and guide them to their otcn purposes. The
old values are outmoded. Our generation is finding
some netv values — or trying to."
"One Can Only Search Fo
Says the Moonshooter in its discussion of lohat the current generation
college students is like. Here are the clues offered by the Millsaps par,
"What will the present student gene-
ration do? What are its hopes, its
dreams, its principles? Will it build
on our past, or reject it? Is it, as is
so often claimed, a generation of timid
organization people, born to be com-
manded ? A patient band of revolu-
tionaries, waiting for a breach ? Or
something in between ? "
These are the questions the Moon-
shooter editors were concerned with
when it called its national panel of
students. It reaches the conclusion,
"One can only search for clues . . ."
Major Notes has attempted to search
for clues concerning the Millsaps stu-
dents. Discover for yourself whether
this generation is much different from
your own. It is interesting to compare
the views of the Millsaps students with
those in the national seminar, even
though the questions asked the Mill-
saps students are sometimes definitely
The afternoon of the seminar was a
blustery one, with rain threatening im-
minently. The students, seniors except
for one, were called from such impor-
tant work as graduate record and com-
prehensive study. It is to their credit
— and an indication of the reason they
are Who's Who material — that they at-
tended uncomplainingly and were inter-
ested in the questions — and the answers.
Dr. Frank Laney, associate professor
of history and one of the most respect-
ed men on the campus, served as mode-
rator. "I'm not going to call names
and ask you to answer," he told the
students. "Let the spirit move you. . ."
Why Come to College?
On this subject, as on every other,
there was a diversity of opinion. Major
Notes found, as did Moonshooter, that
the one definite thing about college
students is that they are different —
Most felt that the main reason most
people come to college is for security,
although that aspect was mentioned
only casually before the moderator ask-
ed the panel to enlarge on it.
"I think everybody has a reason in
mind. Some of us have a more definite
reason than others. A person who has
already made up his mind about what
he wants to do certainly has a moi'e
concrete reason than someone who has
just come to college to get an educa-
tion. I guess that's the basic purpose,
isn't it, to get an education? Not so
much the technical training from books,
but association with people."
"Most people want to be able to do
something, to be prepared to do some-
thing worthwhile in life, and I think
today we realize we can get the most
out of life and contribute the most to
it if we have the most education we
"Most boys feel that, in order to
make a better living, they're going to
have to have a higher education. In
this age you just don't start from high
school. You don't jump into a well-
paying job or a job with much security
"I think this would depend a lot on
the vocation. You take somebody like
a minister or a teacher — they're, sure,
they're after security, but it's not to
as great an extent as you were men-
tioning before, and I think an educa-
tion here is perhaps a means of some-
thing higher or for more self-satisfac-
tion than economic security."
What About College Life?
Here a conflict of desires was evi-
dent. The students seemed to realize
the need for a thorough, comprehensive
education, but they also were aware
of their responsibility to assume their
positions in the world.
"I think the college student is too
wrapped up in his books — to the point
that he doesn't read the newspapers, or
many of us don't, so that he knows
little about current affairs unless he's
in a course that requires knowledge
about them. He substitutes technology
for an education, and there's such a
wide difference. It may be that I'm
in such a technical field, but I'd like
to know something besides chemistry.
Chemistry doesn't help me appreciate
enough things, and I think that at
another school you might miss out on
a lot of these things."
"I think we start technical training
"But then again it comes back to the
practical side, and you can't wait until
you're thirty-five to start making a
"It would be of so much more value
to us later on if we could take a year
or two just to learn something outside
our field. Of course there's so much
to the field now that maybe wasn't
there ten or twenty years ago that we
have to start early, perhaps."
Where Do You Learn?
"I don't think you can put your fin-
ger on any one thing. In my case it
was my association with other people
— my professors, maybe, one or two of
them especially — and just a combina-
tion of a lot of things."
"I think what we're talking about
comes from within yourself. It's stimu-
lated by outside influences, but I think
the change has to come about through
your own realization of your need."
The students were asked if they felt
extracurricular activities had helped
particularly in the learning and ma-
turing process. The ones who spoke
on this subject felt that leadership in
"The U-aditional values — they're just sort of crumbling aivay. And
you've got to grab at something — you can't just sort of wander along
through the world. So why not money? At least you k)ww where
you're going to be tomorrow flight."
"I think maybe the main source of learning is just talking in a
non-acadeynic atmosphere where you slouch back and kick off your
shoes and just talk. That's when you learn. That's when you can bring
your learniyig to bear and there's no point, no direction in it if yO'U
can't iise it. And the particular virtue of Millsaps is that you can talk
with professors, which I certainly didn't find in the North."
"When you're a freshman or sophomore you look on those activi-
ties as being a peak that you u-ant to reach. When you finally get
there most students are a little dissatisfied. They're not quite the
thing that they appeared on Tap Day ichen you were a freshman.
I know I've come to resent having to go to a lot of meetings sometimes
because you begin to wonder how much you really got out of them,
and you thi)ik about hoic mu-ch you would rather have studied
"I'd like to know something about man besides what his muscles
social organizations had taught them
much about what to expect — and what
they couldn't depend on — in future
dealings with people.
"There's so much room there for dis-
appointment — in others, yourself, and
the whole group. When you take on
a leadership position the party angle
becomes so small that you tend to for-
get that's the only reason some peo-
Honor System for Millsaps?
They were interested in the idea of
an honor system, but they felt that the
great difficulty would be in setting
the system up and getting it through
the first few years. It was suggested
that the social system might be a hin-
drance, since students would be most
reluctant to turn in a fraternity bro-
ther or soi'ority sister who was caught
As one student facetiously remarked,
"There's no place in one's transcript for
integrity. Graduate schools just don't
consider this. And so it's a lot better to
have the A, however you come by it, ill-
gotten or otherwise, than to have a B."
"But just one comment from a pro-
fessor saying, 'I have reason to doubt
this student's honesty,' could ruin him."
The general concensus seemed to be
that there would need to be a general
acceptance of the system by students
and teachers alike, and a determina-
tion on the part of all to make it work
regardless of the consequences.
"At Millsaps you have above-average
students, and they are not content —
or most of them aren't — and they feel
that they have failed in some way if
they make low grades or if they make
C's, and some people are discontent if
they make B's. I think maybe this is
one reason there is emphasis on grades,
because the students feel that it is very
important because they don't want to
seem dumb or ignorant."
The old enigma of whether perform-
ance measures learning was brought
up. Students testified that they had
made A's in courses they didn't really
understand because they had memorized.
And, although there were quite strong
views on the matter of grades and great
differences of opinion, it seemed to boil
down, as a coed said, to the fact that
there is no infallible way of testing.
Despite criticisms of grading and
testing, there was something to be
thankful for. "When you have 3000
freshmen and you're Freshman No.
2417, and you recite by this number,
you do not have the attention you have
here. You are given standardized tests;
at the end of the semester you see your
professor if you wish to question your
grade. He takes his slide rule or his
desk calculator and figures up all your
grades and tells you, 'Here is your
grade to three points, and according
to the school chart this is so-and-so,
and it's good to have seen you. Number
2417.' So we have something that ap-
proaches the desirable a little more
here, but I still feel that the professor
feels that it's much easier to test on
the reading assignment for today and
to see if you 'got this up' rather than
continuing some outside reading which
you found most interesting — most
germane." ■ ■• • •
No "School Spirit"?
The matter of school spirit, or the lack of it,
is one which seems to concern students. This par-
ticular group felt that there is. gi-eat evidence of
a special feeling of loyalty'.
"ScJwol spirit is )iot knoiving all the football
cheers. Hoic manu of us icho have any business
here want to leaved And how many of us feel that
we can find anything anywhere else that's of more
value than what we have here? Even with the
things we criticize, how many of ns feel that we
can find anything better anywhere else? Why do
u-e want to stay here? Because it's cheap, because
it's easy? There's just something here that ive
have that doesn't have a thing to do with athletics,
that's )iot dependent on football — / don't know
what it is."
"Though the academic freedom that we know
here woukl not be praised highly on, say, the
University of Wisconsin campus, it is a lot greater,
as I imderstand it, than it is on any other college
campus in the state. We feel that we are searching
for something, and that we would have a better
chance of finding it here than we woidd elsewhere.
We can speak more freely here than we could
"I think in other situations it's a defense
mechanism, more or less. You have nothing but a
football team, so you've got to 'ballyhoo' and 'holler'
every time the football team is mentioned. Maybe
you don't h-ave a good academic program."
■•/ thi)ik n-hat Millsaps has is intangible and
you cu)i't see it but it's there and it's among the
students. I feel that if I were a stranger and
u-alked on the campus I could see it because there's
just something there, that you can't put your fin-
ger on, between the students and the faculty, and
I think that's the important thing."
"7 thi)ik it boils down to the way in u-hich
spi)-it manifests itself. If we had a good football
team I thi)ik we woidd have a lot of spirit, and I
don't think it u-oidd be a different kind of spirit
exactly. And when we are attacked, in the news-
papers or something, the same spirit comes up.
When nothing happens and there are no big athletic
victories and no attacks the spi7'it is still there,
but we are with it every day and we don't see it,
so ice come to the conclusion there is no spirit."
:'*. ' ' ' ■ , \ - ■ ■ ■ . -
Times have changed.
Have America's college students?
they say, is a young person who will . .
. . . use a car to get to a library two blocks away,
knowing full well that the parking lot is three blocks
on the other side.
. . . move heaven, earth, and the dean's office to
enroll in a class already filled; then drop the course.
. . . complain bitterly about the quality of food
served in the college dining halls — while putting down
a third portion.
. . . declaim for four solid years that the girls at
his institution or at the nearby college for women are
unquestionably the least attractive females on the face
of the earth; then marry one of them.
BUT there is a serious side. Today's students, many
professors say, are more accomplished than the
average of their predecessors. Perhaps this is
because there is greater competition for college en-
trance, nowadays, and fewer doubtful candidates get
in. Whatever the reason, the trend is important.
For civilization depends upon the transmission of
knowledge to wave upon wave of young people — and
on the way in which they receive it, master it, employ
it, add to it. If the transmission process fails, we go
back to the beginning and start over again. We are
never more than a generation away from total ignor-
Because for a time it provides the world's leaders,
each generation has the power to change the course of
history. The current wave is thus exactly as important
as the one before it and the one that will come after
it. Each is crucial in its own time.
WHAT will the present student generation do?
What are its hopes, its dreams, its principles?
Will it build on our past, or reject it? Is it,
as is so often claimed, a generation of timid organiza-
tion people, born to be commanded? A patient band of
revolutionaries, waiting for a breach? Or something
in between ?
No one — not even the students themselves — can
be sure, of course. One can only search for clues, as
we do in the fourteen pages that follow. Here we look
at, and hsten to, college students of 1961 — the people
whom higher education is all about.
today'' s students
find out J we
invite you to join
PHOTOS: HERB WEITMAN
Dean W indgassen
THE fourteen young men and women pictured
above come from fourteen colleges and universi-
ties, big and little, located in all parts of the
United States. Some of their alma maters are private,
some are state or city-supported, some are related to a
church. The students' studies range widely — from science
and social studies to agriculture and engineering. Outside
the classroom, their interests are similarly varied. Some
are athletes (one is All-American quarterback), some are
active in student government, others stick to their books.
To help prepare this report, we invited all fourteen,
as articulate representatives of virtually every type of
campus in America, to meet for a weekend of searching
discussion. The topic: themselves. The objective: to ob-
tain some clues as to how the college student of the
The resulting talk — recorded by a stenographer and
presented in essence on the following pages — is a reveal-
ing portrait of young people. Most revealing — and in a
way most heartening — is the lack of unanimity which the
students displayed on virtually every topic they discussed.
As the seminar neared its close, someone asked the
group what conclusions they would reach about them-
selves. There was silence. Then one student spoke:
"We're all different," he said.
He was right. That was the only proper conclusion.
Labelers, and perhaps libelers, of this generation
might take note.
if Students from coast to coast
ERICH HARTMANN, MAGNUM
student is a wonderful thing. "
STUDENT YEARS are exciting years. They are excit-
ing lor the participants, many of whom are on
their own for the first time Ln their Hves — and
exciting for the onlooking adult.
But for both generations, these are frequently
painful years, as well. The students' competence,
which is considerable, gets them in dutch with their
elders as often as do their youthful blunders. That
young people ignore the adults' soundest, most heart-
felt warnings is bad enough; that they so often get
away with it sometimes seems unforgivable.
Being both intelligent and well schooled, as well
as unfettered by the inhibitions instilled bv experience,
they readily identify the errors of their elders — and
they are not inclined to be lenient, of course. (The
one unforgivable sin is the one you yourself have
never committed.) But, lacking experience, thev are
apt to commit many of the same mistakes. The \vise
adult understands this: that only in this way will they
gain experience and learn tolerance — neither of which
can be conferred.
They say the student is an animal in transition. You have to
wait until you get your degree, they say; then you
turn the big corner and there you are. But being a student
is a vocation, just like being a lawyer or an editor
or a business man. This is what we are and where we are.''''
The college campus is an open market of ideas. I can walk
around the campus, say what I please, and be a truly free person.
This is our world for now. Let'' s face it —
we'*ll never live in a more stimulating environment. Being a
student is a wonderful and magnificent and free thing. "
''You goto college to learn, of course.
A student's life, contrary to the memories that alumni
and alumnae may have of "carefree" days, is often de-
^ scribed by its partakers as "the mill." "You just get
in the old mill," said one student panelist, "and your head
spins, and you're trying to get ready for this test and that
test, and you are going along so fast that you don't have time
to find yourself."
The mill, for the student, grinds night and day — in class-
rooms, in libraries, in dining halls, in dormitories, and in
scores of enterprises, organized and unorganized, classed
vaguely as "extracurricular activities." Which of the activities
— or what combination of activities — contributes most to a
student's education? Each student must concoct the recipe for
himself. "You have to get used to living in the mill and finding
yourself," said another panelist. "You'll alivays be in the mill
— all through your life."
But learning comes in many ways.
"Fd like to bring up something I think is a fault in
our colleges: the great emphasis on grades."
"I think grades interfere icith the real learning process.
Fve talked uith people ivho made an A on an exam
— but next day they couldnt remember half the material.
They just memorized to get a good grade.''''
"You go to college to learn, of course. But learning
comes in many ivays — not just from classrooms
and books, but from personal relations uith people: holding
office in student government, and that sort of thing."'
"Ifs a favorite academic cliche, that not all learning
comes from books. I think ifs dangerous. I believe
the greatest part of learning does come
from books — just plain books."
''It's important to know you
can do a good j oh at something.
"t's hard to conceive of this unless you've been
through it . . . but the one thing that's done the
most for me in college is baseball. I'd always been
the guy with potential who never came through. The
coach worked on me; I got my control and really
started going places. The confidence I gained carried
over into my studies. I say extracurricular activities
are worthwhile. It's important to know you can do a
good job at something, ivhatever it is."
► "No! Maybe I'm too idealistic. But I think college
is a place for the pursuit of knowledge. If w^e're here
for knowledge, that's what we should concentrate on."
► "In your studies you can goof off for a while and
still catch up. But in athletics, the results come right
on the spot. There's no catching up, after the play is
over. This carries over into your school work. I think
almost everyone on our football team improved his
grades last fall."
► "This is true for girls, too. The more you have to
do, the more you seem to get done. You organize your
► "I can't see learning for anv other purpose than to
better yourself and the world. Learning for itself is of
no value, except as a hobby — and I don't think we're
in school to join book clubs."
► "For some people, learning is an end in itself. It can
be more than a hobby. I don't think we can afford to
be too snobbish about what should and what shouldn't
be an end in itself, and what can or what can't be a
creative channel for different people."
"The more you do, the more
you seem to get done.
You organize your lime better"
"In athletics, the results come
right on the spot. There'' s
no catching up, after the play."
''It seems to me you're saying that
COLLEGE is where many students meet the first great
test of their personal integrity. There, where one's
progress is measured at least partly by examinations
and grades, the stress put upon one's sense of honor is
heavy. For some, honor gains strength in the process. For
others, the temptation to cheat is irresistible, and honor
breaks under the strain.
Some institutions proctor all tests and examinations.
An instructor, eagle-eyed, sits in the room. Others have
honor systems, placing upon the students themselves the
responsibility to maintain integrity in the student com-
munity and to report all violators.
How well either system works varies greatly. "When
you come right down to it," said one member of our student
panel, "honor must be inculcated in the years before college
— in the home."
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
"Maybe you need a B in a test,
or you dont get into
medical school. And the guy ahead
of you raises the average by
cheating. That makes a real problem.
honor works only when ifs easy. "
^''Tm from a school uith an honor system that norks.
But is the reason it ivorks maybe because of the tremendous
penalty thafs connected uith cheating, stealing,
or lying? Ifs expulsion — and what goes along uith that
is that you cant get into another good school or
even get a good job. It's about as bad a punishment
as this country can give out, in mr opinion.
Does the honor system instill honor — or just fear?"
"At our school the honor system works even though the
penalties arent that stiff. It's part of
the tradition. Most of the girls feel they're given
the responsibility to be honorable, and they accept it."
"On our campus you can leave your books anywhere
and the^'ll be there when you come back. You can even
leave a tall, cold milkshake — Fve done it — and when you
come back two hours later, it will still be there.
It won't be cold, but it will be there.
You learn a respect for honor, a respect that will carry
over into other f elds for the rest of your life."
"I'd say the minority who are top students don't cheat,
because they're after knowledge. And the great
majority in the middle don't cheat, because
they're afraid to. But the poor students, who cheat to
get by . . . The funny thing is, they're not afraid at all.
I guess they figure they've nothing to lose."
"Nobody is just honest or dishonest. I'm sure
everj'one here has been guilt f of some sort of dishonest
act in his lifetime. But everyone here woidd
also say he's primarily honest. I know if I were
really in the clutch Fd cheat. I admit it —
and I don't necessarily consider myself
dishonest because I would."
"It seems to me you're saying that honor works
only when it's easy."
"Absolute honor is 150,000 miles out, at least.
And we're down here, walking this earth with all our
faults. You can look up at those clouds of honor
up there and say, 'They're pretty, but
I can't reach them.' Or you can shoot for the clouds.
I think that's the approach I want to take.
I don't think I can attain absolute honor,
but I can try — and I'd like
to leave this world with that on my batting record."
"It's not how we feel about issues-
'E ARE being criticized by other people all
the time, and they're stamping down on us.
'You're not doing anything,' they say. I've
noticed an attitude among students: Okay, just keep
criticizing. But we're going to come back and react.
In some ways we're going to be a little rebellious.
We're going to shoiv you what we can really do."
Today's college students are perhaps the most
thoroughly analyzed generation in our history. And
they are acutely aware of what is being written about
them. The word that rasps then: nerves most sorely is
"apathy." This is a generation, say many critics, that
plays it cool. It may be casually interested in many
things, but it is excited by none.
Is the criticism deserved? Some college students
and their professors think it is. Others blame the times
— times without deprivation, times whose burning
issues are too colossal, too impersonal, too remote —
and say that the apparent student lassitude is simply
society's lassitude in microcosm.
The quotation that heads this column is from one
of the members of our student panel. At the right is
what some of the others think.
"Our student legislature fought most of the year
about taking stands. The majority
rationalized, saying it tvasnt our place; ivhat good
would it do? They ivere afraid people would
check the college in future years and if they took
an unpopular stand they wouldnt get security
clearance or ivouldnt get a job.
I thought this ivas aivful. But I see indications of an
awakening of interest. It isnt how ivefeel
about issues, but whether ivefeel at all.''''
"Fm sure if s practically the same everyivhere.
We have 5 ,500 full-time students, but only fifteen
or tiventy of us ivent on the sit-downs.^^
"I think there is a great deal of student opinion
about public issues. It isnt always rational,
and maybe tve dont talk about it, but I think most of
us have definite feelings about most things."
'Tve felt the apathy at my school. The university
is a sort of isolated little world. Students
don t feel the big issues really concern them. The
civil rights issue is close to home,
but youd have to chase a student down to get him
to give his honest opinion."
''We're quick to criticize, slow to act."
"Do you think that just because students in America
dont cause revolutions and riots and take
active stands, this means . . .?"
"I'm not calling for revolution. Tm calling
for interest, and I dont care ivhat side the student
takes, as long as he takes a side."
"But even token tve went doivn to WoolwortK' s |
carrying a picket sign, what were some of the motives
behind it? Was it just to get a day away from classes?"
but whether we feel at all.
"I attended a discussion where Negro students
presented their views. I have never seen a group of
more dynamic or dedicated or informed students."
''But they had a personal reason."
"Thafsjust it. The only thing I can think of,
where students took a stand on our campus,
was when it was decided that it icasnt proper
to have a brewery sponsor the basketball team on
television. This caused a lot of student discussion,
but it^s the only instance I can remember."
"Why is there this unwillingness to take stands?"
"I think one big reason is that it's easier not to.
It's much easier for a person just to go along."
"Fve sensed the feeling that unless it really burns
within you, unless there is something where you
can see just what you have done, you might as well Just
let the world roll on as it is rolling along.
After all, people are going to act in the same old way,
no matter what toe try to do. Society is going to
eventually come out in the same way. no matter
what I, as an individual, try to do."
"A lot of us hang back, saying, 'W ell, why have an idea
now? It'll probably be different when Fm 45.' "
"And you ask yourself Can I take time away from
my studies? You ask yourself. Which
is more important? IT hich is more urgent to me?"
"Another reason is fear of repercussions — fear
of offending people. I went on some sit-downs and I
didn't sit uneasy just because the manager of
the store gave me a dirty scoid — but because my friends,
my graruiparents, were looking at me
with an uneasy scowl."
We need a purpose other than
security and an $18,000job.
"Perhaps 'waiting^ is the attitude of our
age — in every generation."
"Then there comes the obvious question,
W ith all this waiting, what are we waiting for?
Are we waiting for some disaster that ivill
make as do something? Or are tve waiting for some
'national purpose'' to come along,
so we can jump on its bandwagon? So we are at
a train station; ichat's coming?"
GUESS one of the things that bother us is that
there is no great issue we feel we can personally
come to grips with."
The panel was discussing student purposes. "We
need a purpose," one member said. "I mean a purpose
other than a search for security, or getting that $18,000-
a-year job and being content for the rest of your life."
"Isn't that the typical college student's idea of
"Yes, but that's not a purpose. The generation of
the Thirties — let's say they had a purpose. Perhaps
ice'll get one, someday."
"They had to have a purpose. Thev were starving,
"They were dying of starvation and we are dving
of ovenveight. And yet we still should have a purpose
— a real purpose, with some point to it other thcin self-
ish mediocrity. We do have a burning issue — just plain
survival. You'd think that would be enough to make
us react. We're not helpless. Let's do something."
Have students changed f
— Some professors ' opinions
.H, YES, indeed," a professor said recently, "I'd
say students have changed greatly in the last
ten years and — academically, at least — for
the better. In fact, there's been such a change lately
that we may have to revise our sophomore language
course. What was new to students at that level three
years ago is now old hat to most of them.
"But I have to say something negative, too," the
professor went on. "I find students more neurotic,
more insecure, than ever before. Most of them seem
to have no goal. They're intellectually stimulated, but
they don't know where they're going. I blame the
world situation — the insecurity of everything today."
"I can't agree with people who see big changes
in students," said another professor, at another school.
"It seems to me they run about the same, year after
year. We have the bright, hard-working ones, as we
have always had, and we have the ones who are just
coasting along, who don't know why they're in school
— just as we've always had."
"They're certainly an odd mixture at that age — a
combination of conservative and romantic," a third
professor said. "They want the world to run in their
way, without having any idea how the world actually
runs. They don't understand the complexity of things;
everything looks black or white to them. They say,
'This is what ought to be done. Let's do it!' "
"If their parents could listen in on their chil-
dren's bull sessions, I think they'd make an interest-
ing discovery," said another faculty member. "The
kids are talking and worrying about the same things
their fathers and mothers used to talk and worry about
when they were in college. The times have certainly
changed, but the basic agony — the bittersweet agony
of discovering its own truths, which every generation
has to go through — is the same as it's always been.
"Don't worry about it. Don't try to spare the
kids these pains, or tell them they'll see things differ-
ently when they're older. Let them work it out. This
is the way we become educated — and maybe even
"I'd add only one thing," said a professor emeri-
tus who estimates he has known 12,000 students over
the years. "It never occurred to me to worry about
students as a group or a class or a generation. I have
worried about them as individuals. They're all differ-
ent. By the way: when you learn that, you've made a
pretty profound discovery."
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EVENTS OF NOTE
from town and gown
Nat Rogers Honored
Prominent Jackson banker Nat S.
Rogers, '41, was named Alumnus of
the Year at the Homecoming banquet
In being chosen for the honor Rogers
was named the alumnus who has made
the most outstanding contribution to
community, church, and college, with
particular emphasis on work during
the past year.
Student Body President Bud Carney,
of Crystal Springs, read the citation
which added Rogers' name to a list
which includes such outstanding Mis-
sissippians as T. G. Ross, Jackson; Webb
Buie, Jackson; Roy C. Clark. Jackson;
Rubel L. Phillips, Jackson; and W. J.
In describing Rogers' contributions,
Carney read a lengthy list of projects
to which he has given his time and
services. He continued, "In the words
of another alumnus, it would be incon-
ceivable for anyone as young as our
honoree to have performed any greater
services for Millsaps College. He was
president of the Millsaps Alumni As-
sociation in 1955-56. He was a charter
member of the Millsaps Associates and
headed the Jlillsaps Alumni Fund in
1956-57. He is chairman of the College's
ten-year development committee. His
fill m pil lt..i ll M IMiMM I n^ffiW-
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Rogers receives the Alumnus of the
Year citation from Bud Carney, presi-
dent of the student body.
influence and support in behalf of the
College is exerted in many different
Rogers was born in New Albany,
Mississippi. He graduated from New
Albany High School and received his
AB degree from Jlillsaps in 1941. A
member of Who's Who Among Stu-
dents, he listed among his numerous ac-
complishments membership in Omicron
Delta Kappa and other organizations.
Following his graduation he served as
a naval officer for several years and
was awarded the Master of Business
Administration degree from Harvard
Business School in 1947.
He has been a member of the staff
of Deposit Guaranty Bank and Trust
Company since 1947, holding a number
of positions. He was elected president
of the bank on December 30, 1958.
He was married in 1942 to the former
Helen Elizabeth Ricks, a 1942 Millsaps
graduate. The couple has three child-
ren, Alice, 13. John, 10. and Lewis, 8.
New Staff Named
Three new appointments and the ad-
dition of a new administrative office
for the 1961-62 year have been announced
by College officials. .
New appointees are John H. Christ-
mas, '48, dean of students; Flavious
Smith, head football coach; and Jack
L. Woodward, '51, religious life director.
The new office is that of Director of
Admissions. Paul Hardin, '35, registrar,
will fill the position. His title will be
registrar and director of admissions.
Mr. Christmas will replace Edward
M. Collins, '52, who will attend the
University of Ohio to study toward the
doctor of philosophy degree in speech.
Mr. Collins will return to Millsaps as
a member of the teaching faculty at the
conclusion of his leave of absence.
Currently serving as counselor at
George S. Gardiner High School in
Laurel, Mississippi, Christmas received
his graduate degree in school adminis-
tration and has had further graduate
study in guidance and testing. He
taught chemisti'y and math for several
years and served as assistant football
coach until three years ago. He is mar-
ried to the former Barbara Robertson,
'45-'47, and they have three children.
Smith, former professional football
player with the Los Angeles Rams and
the Pittsburgh Steelers, will replace
Marvin G. (Erm) Smith, who resigned
to enter the business field. Smith (Erm)
has commanded the respect and devo-
tion of the men he has worked with
and will be missed as he enters a new
Smith (Flavious) comes to Millsaps
from Shepherd College in Shepherds-
town. West Virginia, where he ser\'es
as line coach and assistant professor
of education. He played football at
Tennessee Tech in Cookes\'ille, Tennes-
see, before graduating with a BS de-
gree in physical education in 1952. He
was named to an All-American team.
He received his Master of Arts de-
gree from George Peabody College and
has completed course requirements for
a Doctor of Physical Education degree.
He has taught and coached at Acworth,
Georgia, High School, George Peabody
College, and Cumberland University. For
three years he was a player-coach for
a football team at Fort Knox, Ken-
tucky, and was a member of an All-
Mr. Woodward, who is serving dur-
ing the spring semester as admissions
counselor, will assume the position now
held by T. W. Lewis, III, '53, who will
return to graduate school. Mr. Wood-
ward has been associate pastor of the
First Methodist Church in Corinth.
Mississippi, for the past seven years.
He has also served as adult counselor
for the Corinth High School religious
emphasis program and as adult counse-
lor for the New Albany District of the
He received his Bachelor of Divinity
degree from Perkins School of Theology
of Southern Methodist L^niversity.
A member of the faculty since 1946,
Mr. Hardin became registrar in 1952,
serving also as associate professor of
English. He received his JIA degree
from Duke University and has had ad-
vanced study at the University of
Singers Keep Busy
The Millsaps Singei-s covered more
than 1500 miles in its home state on
its annual spring tour, climaxing one of
its busiest years.
Two weeks before the tour the choir
was accorded a singular honor when the
singers appeared as guest artists with
the Memphis Symphony. They per-
formed the extremely difficult "Car-
mina Burana," a 25-verse choral work
by Carl Orff.
The Madrigal Singers, who are di-
rected by Richard Fairbanks, have been
called on for several special occasions
this year. Among them were the Car-
nival Ball and the state Secession Day
Reviews from the tour were not in
at press time, but the Singers had con-
certs scheduled at Canton, Grenada,
Vimville, Leland, Greenwood, Corinth,
Tupelo, Pontotoc, Batesville, Kosciusko,
Hickory, Provine High School in Jack-
son, Columbia, Jones County Junior
College in Ellisville, Biloxi, Poplarville,
Hattiesburg, Raleigh, and Capitol Street
Methodist Church in Jackson.
A Commercial Appeal reviewer wrote
of the Memphis appearance: "Pre-
program doubts — and there were many
expressed — about how the college choral
group would handle the ambitious "Car-
mina Burana" fell aside quickly after
the fateful O Fortune, the suite's first
movement. Throughout the entire 25
movements, the young men and women
sang beautifully, handling with equal
effectiveness movements that seemed
almost Gregorian and portions that were
so gay they bordered on the ridiculous.
"The Millsaps Singers approached
the magnificent at times. . . . Direction
of the group, by Leland Byler of Mill-
saps and a member of the French horn
section of the Memphis Symphony, was
Memphis alumni celebrated the oc-
casion by staging an alumni dinner at
a downtown church prior to the concert.
The program of Civil War era songs
which the Madrigal Singers worked up
for the Junior League Carnival Ball
has been in demand as the nation ob-
serves the Civil War Centennial.
All in all, the more than 200 students
who participate in the school's three
choirs have had a busy — and successful
Faculty Read Papers
"Continuing education" for alumni
has long been a project of the Millsaps
College Alumni Association, and another
step in the direction of such a program
is being taken this year.
This year's series of faculty chapel
addresses is being given evening read-
ings for the benefit of alumni and
other interested Jacksonians.
The faculty series idea was first put
into effect last year. Three of the ad-
dresses have appeared in Major Notes.
This year's theme has been "Images
of Man in Contemporary Society."
Scheduled as speakers were William H.
Baskin, III, "The Image of Man and
the Literary Experience"; Dr. Eugene
Cain, "Images of Man in Origins of
Modern Science"; Jonathan Sweat,
"Image of a Composer"; Dr. Donald
Caplenor, "Images of Man in Some Im-
plications of Modern Science"; Dr. E. S.
Wallace, "The Image of Man in Econo-
mics"; and Dr. Ross H. Moore, "The
Record of Change."
On the evening of the day each
paper is read in chapel it is presented
again at 8 p. m. in the Forum Room of
the Millsaps-Wilson Library.
Also included in the chapel series
were panel discussions by members of
the three divisions. These papers will
be published in booklet form and mailed
to the alumni.
Players In Big Year
"The Millsaps Players in their pre-
sentation of Arthvir Miller's multi-prize
winner, 'Death of a Salesman,' created
a remarkable piece of local stage dra-
ma," wrote Jackson State Times Amuse-
ments Editor Kay Pittman in her re-
view of the play.
"Directed by Lance Goss, this is the
second time the much heralded work
has been given at the College. And we
hope it will become the school's hall-
mark and be presented many more
It was the first time in his eleven-
year career at Millsaps that Goss has
repeated a production. Many alumni
will remember the 1952 presentation of
the famed drama; it has been consider-
ed one of the most outstanding of an
illustrious list of successes.
As to the rest of the year, the Play-
ers first did "Julius Caesar," which
reviewers generally found quite im-
pressive (but the three who reviewed
differed in what and whom they most
liked). The second production was an
in-the-round presentation of "Small
War on Murray Hill," a Revolutionary
War period comedy which played to
pitifully small audiences.
Another big hit was the appearance
of Cornelia Otis Skinner at Millsaps
under the auspices of the Players. Miss
Skinner, with the aid of a few ingenious
props, did a series of character sketches
which delighted her audience. Her ver-
satility and skill in bringing to life
characters ranging from a domineering,
porch-sitting grandame to a bohemian
artist living in Paris had her audience
at her feet.
Goss was asked to direct a pageant
at the Secession Day ceremonies in
March. The original drama was the re-
enactment of the secession proceedings
at the outset of the Civil War. The
pageant was staged on a platform im-
mediately in front of the Old Capitol.
Goss worked with a large cast of Mill-
saps, Mississippi College, and State
A highlight of Homecoming last fall was a golf demonstration by Mary Mills,
junior, who has won the Mississippi women's amateur golf championship seven
years in a row.
Highway Department men, but honors
of the day went to Millsaps student
Richard Piei'ce, who movingly portrayed
Final production will be Tennessee
Williams' "Camino Real," which will be
a highlight of Alumni Day on May 6.
Arts Festival Held
An overflow audience attended the
College's first Arts Festival Night,
sponsored by the Culture and Educa-
tion Committee, in March.
The highly successful affair was de-
signed to acquaint the public, both
student and general, with the ability
and talent of Millsaps students in the
On display in the Recreation Room of
the Union Building were paintings by
Millsaps students and Karl and Mil-
dred Wolfe, instructors of art at Mill-
saps and Mississippi's most outstand-
ing artists; sculpture and ceramics;
photographs from Millsaps Players pro-
ductions; and copies of Stylus.
The formal part of the program con-
sisted of readings of original poetry
and short stories by the authors. Origi-
nal background music on the flute or
bass accompanied the readings. Simple
and effective lighting increased the
effect of the presentation, and reviewers
felt that a great deal of talent was dis-
Campus musicians provided music for
the informal coffee hour which followed
Grad Record Required
English majors were required to take
the Advanced Graduate Examination
this year, according to Dr. George W.
Boyd, chairman of the department.
The exam, to be given annually, will
take the place of the written part of
the comprehensive examination, re-
quired of all seniors expecting to grad-
uate, but will be supplemented by a
two-hour essay exam and the oral com-
Dr. Boyd said that one of the rea-
sons for the new requirement was the
fact that most graduate schools expect
entering students to have had the exam.
A number of other departments al-
ready require graduate record examina-
tions in their fields.
P & W Honored
A number of honors have come to the
Purple and White this year.
It was classified as the only first
class college newspaper in Mississippi
by the Associated Collegiate Press, a
journalistic rating bureau to which
most of the senior colleges and a few
of the junior colleges belong.
It won the national first place award
in the 1960 College Newspaper Contest
on Safe Driving. The paper, edited by
Ralph Sowell, of Jackson, won the
award for its pre-Christmas vacation
safety campaign. Jim Leverette, of
Monroe, Louisiana, won first place na-
tional honors for feature wi-iting, and
Dudley Crawford, of Jackson, placed
third in photography.
The paper won a first place award in
the Columbia Scholastic Press Associa-
tion's annual contest in Blarch.
Sowell was editor of the paper during
the time for which the paper was
An Era Ends
The sole remaining member of the
College's first graduating class and one
of the first two students in line to en-
roll at Millsaps have died within re-
cent months, mai'king the end of an
era in the College's history.
Dr. Joseph A. Applewhite, 1896, died
November 7, 1960, at Good Samaritan
Hospital in Portland, Oregon, where he
served his internship half a century
ago. He gi'aduated with highest honors
in the first full four-year graduating
The Reverend Henry A. Gatlin, 1892-
1895, who kept up a running friendly
feud with the Reverend L. E. Alford
over who was the first actually to enter
the College, died February 28, 1961. He
had lived in Jackson since his retire-
ment from the Methodist ministry in
After gi-aduation from Millsaps, Dr.
Applewhite entered Gallaudet College
for the Deaf in Washington, D. C, and
later accepted a teaching position in the
Deaf and Dumb School in Vancouver,
He entered the University of Oregon
Medical School and was graduated with
honors, completing the four-year course
in three years and winning both medals
awarded that year. He did post grad-
uate work in medicine in New York
City and served his internship at Good
Samaritan Hospital in Portland.
Surviving are his widow, the former
Lucia Gillespie, whom he married in
1906, three sisters, and several nieces
and nephews. One great niece, Nash
Noble, is a senior at Millsaps.
Mr. Gatlin was licensed to preach by
the Quarterly Conference in 1892, was
admitted on trial into the conference in
1897, and was received into full con-
nection in 1900. He served the Mon-
ticello Circuit; Fifth Street, Meridian;
Tylertown; Canton; Court Street, Hat-
tiesburg; Newton; East End, Meridian;
and a number of others. In his last
two active years he sei'ved as pastor
of what is now St. Luke's Church in
Jackson. After his retirement he serv-
ed as a supply for three years on the
In 1912 he served as commissioner of
Whitworth College. He was a delegate
to the General Conference in Dallas in
19.30 and through the years served on
many important boards in his con-
He is survived by his wife, the form-
er Belve Talbert. whom he married in
1898, a son, and several nieces and
Debaters Take Awards
Millsaps student politicians won four
out of six awards at the Mississippi
Youth Congress to take sweepstakes
honors in the event.
Winners were John Perkins, Spring
Ridge, superior bill; Ralph Sowell,
Jackson, debating from the floor; Stan
Munsey, Brunswick, Maine, debating
from the floor; and Billy Moore, Jack-
son, superior bill in the Senate.
A Millsaps student again won the
State Oratorical Contest and represent-
ed the state in the national contest.
Henry Ash, of Centreville, was added
to an impressive list of Millsaps stu-
dents who have won the award in the
past few years.
The debate team wound up its year
with a trip to Miami to attend the
Southern Speech Association tourna-
ment and youth congress. The debaters
are coached by Edward AL Collins.
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. J. A. Applewhite. 1896. the sole
remaining member of the first four-
year graduating class, who died Novem-
ber 7. 1960. He was a resident of Port-
Shuford Avery, '38-'41, who died Au-
gust 14, 1960. He was a resident of
Sam Burt, '02-'03, who died October
14, 1960. He was a resident of Tupelo,
E. H. Butler, 1899-1901, 'O3-'05, who
died December 8, 1960. He was a Jack-
John L. Collins, '52, who was killed in
a collision of the City of New Orleans
and a gasoline truck in Magnolia, Mis-
sissippi, on January 17, 1961. He had
lived in Jackson.
B. L. Coulter, '14, who died June 12,
1960. He lived in Petal, Mississippi.
Edward G. (Pete) Flowers, '32-'34,
who died November 26, 1960. He was
a lifelong resident of Jackson.
The Reverend Henry A. Gatlin, 1892-
1895, a member of the first class to
enroll at Millsaps, who died March 21,
1961. He lived in Jackson.
Robert J. Hinson, '30, who died August
15, 1960. He lived in Houston, Texas.
Richard L. King, '35, who died De-
cember 10, 1960, in Jackson. Among
those he leaves is his father, Alvin Jon
King, for many years director of the
Joe Henry Morris, Jr., '43-'44, who
was killed in an automobile accident in
December, 1960. A resident of Denver,
Colorado, he is survived by his wife,
the former Marguerite Virginia Price,
C. L. Neil], '07, who died January 17,
1961, at his home in Ellisville, Mississip-
pi. Among other relatives he leaves
his wife, Susie Ridgway Neill, '07; sons
Charles L., '36, Walter R., '43, and John
A., '49; and a brother, J. L. Neill, '06.
Dr. Stuart G. Noble, preparatory
school instructor and headmaster, and
professor of education at Millsaps from
1916 to 1923, who died September 14,
1960. He was a resident of Jackson.
Mrs. Robert Pennington (Effie Mc-
Donald, Whitworth), who died May 4,
1960. She lived in Pelahatchie, Mis-
W. H. Pullen, '0G-'07, who died in
October, 1960. He was a Jackson resi-
Roy S. Stovall, Jr., '49-'51, who died
February 27, 1961. He had recently
moved to Chicago.
Elton Toler. '29-'31, who died April
12, 1960. He lived in Inverness, Mis-
Mrs. R. C. Trusty, Grenada, who died
February 14, 1961, in Grenada, Mis-
sissippi. She was the former Margaret
Maurice Reid Van Norman, '50-'51,
who died May 20, 1960. A resident of
Vicksburg, he was the husband of the
former Doris Dee Mathes, '47-'51.
Fred C. Yates, Sr., '16-'17, who died
October 21, 1960. He was a resident
of Mt. Olive, Mississippi.
Donna Marguerite Barnes, born to
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Barnes, of Natchez,
on October 30, 1960. Mrs. Barnes is the
former Ouida Eldridge, '52. The Bar-
neses have two other children, Glenn,
6, and Claire Lynne, 3.
Tracy Bell, born March 10, 1961, to
Mr. and Mrs. Rondal Bell. Mr. Bell
teaches in the Millsaps biology depart-
Brenda Ruth Bethay, born to Mr. and
Mrs. Willis D. Bethay, of Starkville, on
August 13, 1960. Mrs. Bethay is the
former Louise Riddell, '54-'57.
Victor George Bokas, born January
8, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. George V.
Bokas (Aspasia Athas, '54), of Gulf
Breeze, Florida. Victor George has a
sister, Sonthe Ann, 3.
Bruce Allen Bond, born October 3 to
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Bond, of Colum-
bus, Mississippi. Mrs. Bond is the
former Sylvia Elliott. '58.
Charlotte Marie Boyd, born to Mr.
and Mrs. Jim Boyd, of Lake Charles,
Louisiana, on September 13, 1960. Mrs.
Boyd is the former Charlotte Elliott, '56.
Elizabeth Lee Byler, born to Mr. and
Mrs. C. Leland Byler on October 25,
1960. Mr. Byler is chairman of the
music department, and Mrs. Byler
teaches music part-time.
Camille Lea Clement, born to Dr. and
Mrs. Rodney Clement, '54 and '53, of
San Bernardino, California, on June 16,
1960. Mrs. Clement is the former Cecile
Brown. Camille Lea was welcomed by
Rod, Jr., 2.
Ann Ashley Creekmore, born to Mr.
and Mrs. Wade H. Creekmore, Jr., '54-
'55, and '59, of Meadville, Mississippi, on
January 11, 1961. Mrs. Creekmore is
the former Betsy Salisbury.
Mildred Lisa Dolloff, born to the
Reverend and Mrs. L. A. Dolloff (Acka
Lewis, '56), of Alapaha, Georgia.
Pat Lee Gilliland, born to Mr. and
Mrs. Pat L. Gilliland, '60 and '59, of
Jackson, on September 27, 1960. Mrs.
Gilliland is the former Linda Noble.
Carolyn Alice Haynes, born August
24, 1960, to Dr. and Mrs. Robert V.
Haynes, of Houston, Texas. Mr. Haynes
is a member of the class of 1952. Cathy,
3, completes the family.
Sarah Ruth Henshaw, born October
12, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hen-
shaw, of Boulder, Colorado. Mrs. Hen-
shaw is the former Ernestine Under-
Debbie Lei Holy, born June, 1960, to
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Holy (Carolyn
McKewen, '46), of Jackson. James
William, who will soon be 2, completes
James Kyle Ingram, Jr., born Octo-
ber 10, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. James K.
Ingram, of Washington, D. C. Mr.
Ingram is a '58 graduate.
Clayton Alan King, born to Mr. and
Mrs. Joel G. King, of Atlanta, on Sep-
tember 5, 1960. Mrs. King is the form-
er Annabelle Crisler, '53. Welcoming
Clayton Alan was Jeff, 3 1/2.
Judith Carol Jones, born December 2,
1960, to the Reverend and Mrs. William
B. Jones, of Adams, Tennessee. Mr.
Jones is a 1950 graduate. Others in the
family are Becky and Debby.
Patricia Crane Jones, born June 25,
1960, to Dr. and Mrs. R. Lanier Jones,
of Tirrenium, Italy. Dr. Jones is a '53
graduate. Patricia Crane was welcomed
by Katherine Carlisle, 2.
Rachel Ann Jones, born October 29,
1960, to Dr. and Mrs. Sam Jones, both
'57, of Alma, Michigan. Mrs. Jones
is the former Nancy Peacock.
Tracey Louise Jones, born to Mr. and
Mrs. George Richard Jones (Sarah
Louise Jones, '58), of Jackson, on De-
cember 12, 1960.
Shelley Sandra Lampton, born Octo-
ber 8, 1960, to the Reverend and Mrs.
William E. Lampton, '56 and '56-'57, of
Stringer, Mississippi. Mrs. Lampton is
the former Sandra Watson.
John Dubard McEachin, Jr., born May
30, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. John D. Mc-
Eachin, '57 and '56, of Memphis. Mrs.
McEachin is the former Sylvia Stevens.
Robin Nell Maddox, born September
10, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert M.
Maddox, of McComb, Mississippi. Mr.
Maddox is a '56 graduate.
Nicholas Charles Gordon Maisel, born
January 5, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Maisel (Sue Sanders, '60), of Austin,
David Baker Prince, born March 11,
1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Julian Prince, of
Corinth, Mississippi. Mr. Prince is a
member of the class of 1949. Other
children are Jo Ann, 10, Julian, 8, and
Scott Hughston Thomas, born June
14, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Hughston
Thomas, of Mesquite, Texas. Mrs.
Thomas is the former Carolyn Lamon,
'55. Stuart Allen was two years old
the day before his brother was born.
Roxana Kay Vought, born August 12,
1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vought
(Mary Joy Hill, '52), of Peekskill, New
York. (Continued on Page 31)
1892 - 1919
Mrs. John David Fatherree ^^Tote in
December that her husband, a member
of the law class of 1902, was desperately
ill at his home in Quitman, Mississippi.
He had just returned from the Veterans
Administration Hospital in Jackson.
Georgia Southern College has named
its new arts and industry building in
honor of the late Joseph Carruth, '05,
who taught there 19 years before his
retirement in 1947. Dr. Carruth, who
died in 1955, was called by one of his
associates "a gentleman and scholar
with a keen interest in the students. . . .
GSC hasn't had a mind like his since
he left." Mrs. Carruth, the former
Bertha Felder, Whitworth '05, still re-
sides in Summit, Mississippi.
Hinds County's juvenile court system
was begun by Frank Scott, '13, who.
even while he was in college, was a
strong advocate of separate quarters
and separate court for juveniles who
had broken laws. When he was asked
to sei've as city judge he accepted %^'ith
the reservation that he be permitted to
hold a separate juvenile court. Still a
Jacksonian, he is a ready supporter of
any program to back youth movements
Dr. J. B. Cain, '14, is serving as vice-
president of the National Association
of Methodist Historical Societies. He
is a resident of Magnolia, Mississippi.
Two V. B. Hathorns have recently re-
tired. The senior Mr. Hathorn, '16, who
served as bursar of the College for a
mimber of years, retired in February
as manager of the Woolfolk Building
in Jackson. His son, a member of the
class of 1940, retired from the United
States Air Force after completing twen-
ty years of military service.
Mississippi Valley Gas Company re-
cently honored Mrs. E. W. Stennett
(Annie Liles, Whitworth '23), of Jack-
son, for thirty-five years of service to
the firm. She was presented a service
emblem, and fellow employees gathered
at the company's lodge to pay tribute
to her. She is a charter member and
past president of the Jackson Pilot
Club and a member of the First Bap-
Saint Louis University named Dr.
Wendell S. Phillips, '23, acting chair-
man of the psychology department this
year. Dr. Phillips is on leave of absence
from his Veterans Administration post
of area chief of psychology sei'vice of
the St. Louis Medical Area.
Back in 1931 Dr. John S. Warren,
'25, received the MA degree in sociology,
the BD degree in theology, and a
daughter named Helen Jlarie — and
it all happened at Emory University.
Since that time he has added a Master
of Education degree from Duke, a Doc-
tor of Education degree from Columbia
University, and a son-in-law named Dr.
Charles E. Casteel. He has served as
professor of education at Hendrix
College in Conway, Arkansas, since 1946.
Keeping up with the Joneses can be
quite a problem at Millsaps. George
H. Jones, '25, made his fifth annual
trip to South America in October and
November as the leader of a group of
29 Jlethodist ministers from 20 states
and 25 annual conferences in an evange-
listic mission to Chile and Peru. He is
serving his 18th year as associate sec-
retai'y of the General Board of Evange-
lism, with headquarters in Nash\'ille,
Tennessee. He was presented three
grandchildren this year — see Future
Alumni. Son Lanier. '53. is stationed
with the Army in Livoro, Italy, and has
charge of a 50-bed hospital in Tirrenium,
Italy. George Kenneth, '55, and his
wife, the former Valera Bailey, '55, are
living in Nashville, where Jlr. Jones
is pastor of the Bordeaux !\Iethodist
Church. His district superintendent,
Frank A. Calhoun, is a classmate of his
father. William B., '50, is pastor of the
Adams, Tennessee, Methodist Church
and is finishing resident work for his
Ph.D. at Vanderbilt.
Now executive secretary of the Na-
tional Rehabilitation Association in
Washington. D. C, E. B. Whitten, '2S,
recently visited the Division of Voca-
tional Rehabilitation of the Mississippi
State Department of Education to dis-
cuss plans for the regional conference
of the association in April. Among
those conferring with him was M. H.
Brooks, '36, conference chairman. Mr.
Whitten is a former director of the
Since 1941 Dr. William C. Alford, '28,
has worked at the National Institute of
Health in Bethesda, Maryland. During
the past year he has been in the Public
Health Service Research Grants Pro-
gram, specifically in the National In-
stitute of Arthritis and Metabolic
Diseases. A recipient of the Ph.D. de-
gree from Georgetown University, he
worked for eighteen years as a chemist.
Two Millsaps alumni have formed a
partnership for the general practice of
law. Barron C. Ricketts, '27-'30, and
James Leon Young, '52, have offices in
Jackson, Mississippi, under the name of
Ricketts and Young. Both Mr. Ricketts
and Mr. Y'oung are married to Millsaps
alumnae, Mr. Ricketts to the former
Leone Shotwell, '30. and !Mr. Y'oung to
the former Joan Wignall, ■51-'52.
Mrs. Arthur Morehead (Rachel Bre-
land, '34) became executive director of
the Mississippi Association for Mental
Health in February. She has a blas-
ter's degree in psychiatric social work
and has had advanced study at Wash-
ington School of Psychiatry and Ameri-
can University. She is the wife of the
field representative in Mississippi for
the American Red Cross. The More-
heads have three children.
A new book entitled War and the
Christian Conscience, by Paul Ramsey.
'35, will be published soon. Dr. Ramsey,
chairman of the department of religion
at Princeton University, is also the
author of Basic Christian Ethics, which
was acclaimed one of the outstanding
books in the religious field upon its
publication in 1950. Mr. Ramsey's bro-
ther John, '20-'22, a resident of Atlanta,
recently visited on the campus.
After two years in Ireland, Robert
S. Hand, '36. has returned to the Wil-
mington, Delaware, operations of E. I.
Dupont de Nemours and Company, Inc.
In Ireland he worked in the design sec-
tion of a neoprene plant.
Mrs. Juan Jose Menendez (Lola Davis,
'38) writes, "My husband is administra-
tor of a 10,000 acre planation in north-
eastern Luzon (tobacco, corn, rice, cot-
ton, and cattle). Our home overlooks
the ■nide Cagayan River and the distant.
Sierra Madre Mountains. Our nearest
transportation and communication is one
hour by launch from the Provincial
Capital of Ilagan; however, we enjoy
many other conveniences and pleasures
that only an hacienda can offer. My
recent marriage to a Spaniard is trace-
able back to my majoring in Spanish
many years ago at Millsaps College."
The Reverend W. T. Mangum, '40,
became pastor of the Raymond, Mis-
sissippi, Methodist Church in Novem-
ber, succeeding the Reverend Clay F.
Lee, '51, who assumed the pastorate of
the Quitman, Mississippi, Methodist
Church. Mr. Mangum's elder son, Wal-
ton, is a freshman at Millsaps, where
he is an assistant in sports publicity
and vice-president of the freshman
Jennie Youngblood, '40, visited the
Reverend and Mrs. Jack L. Caldwell, '41
and '44, in Culdesac, Idaho, last May
before the Caldwells moved to Ocean
Park, Washington. Mr. Caldwell is
pastor of the Methodist Church there
and at Chinook and manager of the
Ocean Park Methodist Camp, a sixty-
acre wooded area about a mile north
of the town. Miss Youngblood is em-
ployed full-time with the Department
of Leadership Education of the Gene-
ral Board of the Methodist Church, with
special service to small churches.
Millsaps may have an opportunity to
claim an alumnus who is the recipient
of the Pulitzer Prize. A New York
Times critic, reviewing David Donald's
Charles Sumner and the Coming of the
Civil War, said he hoped the Pulitzer
Prize judges would hear about the book.
The reviewer called it "unquestionably
one of the outstanding biographies of
the year." Princeton University's "Town
Topics" named him Man of the Week
"for adhering to standards that prompt-
ed a New York Times reviewer to des-
cribe him as 'one of the most perceptive,
original and literate of American his-
torians,' for his contributions in an
area of American history too frequently
beclouded by sectional points of view,
for effectively combining teaching and
At a convention of the National As-
sociation of Retail Clothiers and Furn-
ishers held in Chicago recently Ralph
Bell, '47, was elected chairman of the
young men's group and a director of
the organization. He is manager of
the Lewis Wilson Men's Store, with
headquarters in Jackson.
The University of Wichita has named
Dr. John Breazeale, '47, chairman of
the department of physics. Dr. Brea-
zeale joined the staff of the university
in 1959, going there from the Univer-
sity of Virginia, where he was senior
research physicist in the Ordnance Re-
search Laboratory. He received his
Ph.D. from the University of Virginia,
where he was named to Phi Beta Kappa.
He is married to the former Billie
The University of Alabama has
awarded the Ph.D. degree in biology to
William Cliburn, '47, and the MA de-
gree to Mrs. Charles E. Wilson (Jane
Lehmann, '56-'57). Dr. Cliburn is teach-
ing at Mississippi Southern College.
After appearing in 1,.333 consecutive
performances of that little Broadway
show "My Fair Lady," Gene Nettles,
'49, left the musical last July to go
to Oslo, Norway, to choreograph a hit
revue for one of the country's leading
theatres. After he and his dancers ap-
13eared on television, for which they
received the TV Award of the Week,
his picture appeared on the front page
of the Aftenposten (Evening Post) with
a story advising the industry to try
to keep his talents in Norway. He has
studied at the Ballet Theatre School;
with George Balanchine, director of the
School of American Ballet; with
Katherine Dunham; and with Madame
Preobajenska. In 1950-51 he studied
at the Folies Bergere in Paris and then
returned to this country for national
road tours of "Gentlemen Prefer Blonds"
and "Guys and Dolls." His second trip
to Europe was with the State Depart-
ment tour of "Oklahoma" in 1955.
While he was appearing in "My Fair
Lady" he taught at the June Taylor
School of Dance and last year com-
muted to Princeton University to teach
Our South Seas state has attracted
three members of the class of 1949.
Physicist James E. Lott is supervisor
of Hawaiian operations of Chance
Vought Aircraft, with residence in
Wainea, Kauia. Kenneth H. Quin, '45-
'46, and William Gene May both live in
Honolulu. According to the alumni rec-
ords nine alumni live in Hawaii, seven
of them in Honolulu.
Bonner Travel Service was opened
by Lee Bonner, '50, in Jackson in De-
cember. Mr. Bonner resigned from the
staff of the Jackson Chamber of Com-
merce to open his own business. Dur-
ing his ten years with the Chamber
of Commerce he acted as secretary to
the inaugural committees for three
governors of the state and worked with
a number of Chamber committees.
Now teaching phai'macology at the
University of Mississippi Medical Cen-
ter, Antonio Sekul, '50, received the
Ph.D. degree from Ole Miss in 1959. He
and Mrs. Sekul, the former Brenda
Marrs, are the parents of Dina, 4, and
Young Man of the Year in Laurel,
Mississippi, is Dr. Edwin H. Cole, '50,
administrator of the South Mississippi
Charity Hospital. Dr. Cole returned to
Laurel to assume his present position in
April, 1959, after setting up a private
practice in Aberdeen, Mississippi, his
home town. He was appointed adminis-
trator on the basis of his record as a
resident physician at the hospital.
Now serving as county health officer
for Attala and Leake counties. Dr.
William E. Riecken, Jr., '52, attended
an Atomic Energy Commission-U. S.
Public Health Service seminar in Las
Vegas in February and an Aerospace
Medicine Research Seminar in Pensa-
cola in March. He and Mrs. Riecken,
the former Jeanenne Pridgen, '50-'52,
are residing in Kosciusko, Mississippi.
Now living in Canoga Park, Califor-
nia, Charles Allen, '54, is head of ad-
ministrative services for a military
systems project for Thompson Ramo
Wooldridge, an electronics firm. He
also teaches extension courses in finance
at Pierce College. Mrs. Allen, the form-
er Lynn McGrath, '54, is teaching the
second grade. The Aliens have one
John P. Perkins, Jr., '55, has been
named staff assistant in the regional
branch office of the administrative de-
partment of International Business Ma-
chines in New York City. He's now
residing in Hillsdale, New Jersey.
Nine Millsaps alumni are interning
this year, according to Scalpel, official
publication of Alpha Epsilon Delta, na-
tional premedical honorary. They are
Albert W. Conerly, '57, The McLeod
Infirmary in Florence, South Carolina;
Dewitt G. Crawford, '58, City of Mem-
phis Hospital; Irvin H. Cronin, '54-'56,
U. S. Public Health Service Hospital in
Noi'folk, Virginia; Richard C. Fleming,
'56, Memorial Hospital of Chatham
County in Savannah, Georgia; Edwin
E. Flournoy, Jr., '56, Womack Army
Hospital at Fort Bragg, North Caro-
lina; John D. McEachin, '57, John Gas-
ton Hospital in Memphis; Austin R.
Moody, '55-'56, University of Mississippi
Medical Center; John W. Murphy, '55-
'56. U. S. Public Health Service Hospi-
tal in New Orleans; and Dayton E.
Whites, '56, Greenville, South Carolina,
Shirley Stanton, '56, is teaching three
classes of Spanish at one of the Shreve-
port. Louisiana, high schools. She also
teaches night classes in Spanish at
A Memphis Commercial Appeal fea-
ture story used Jeannette PuUen, '57. as
proof that beauty and brains mix. !Miss
Pullen. now a senior at Tulane Univer-
sity Sledical School, has done a great
deal of work in search of a means of
spotlighting the mysterious process that
causes certain types of bleeding. She
also hopes to discover a fast means of
diagnosis of the various types of blood
disease. Ranking in the top third of
her class, she is the recipient of a
Louisiana Heart Association research
Now in her fourth year in the Navy.
Kathryn Bufkin. '57. has attained the
rank of lieutenant, junior grade, and
is stationed at the Pentagon.
James M. Walton, '57, has been ap-
pointed to the sales staff of Wyeth
Laboratories, Philadelphia pharmaceu-
tical concern. His headquarters with
Wyeth will be in New Orleans. He was
formerly associated with the National
Ethyl Shapley. '55-'58. is serving as
editorial assistant of The Cotton Gin
and Oil Mill Press, the official publi-
cation of twelve cotton ginners' asso-
ciations and the National Cottonseed
Products Association. She handles news
of interest to ginners. oilseed processors,
and other readers of the Press.
A physicist with the United States
Naval Propellent Plant at Indian Head,
Maryland, James Kyle Ingram, Jr., '58,
has moved his family to Washington,
D. C. He and Mrs. Ingram, the former
Sandra Jean Risher, have a son, James
Kyle. Jr.. who was born in October.
Mr. Ingram attended the University of
Tennessee after graduating from Mill-
Joining the U. S. Corps of Engineers
at the Water Experiment Station in
Vicksburg on January 16. Pat Bonner,
'59, resigned as junior high school
science teacher and assistant football
coach at Amory, Mississippi. Filling
his position will be Larry Marett, '60.
who served on the Millsaps coaching
staff during the first semester.
Future Alumni . . .
(Continued from Page 28)
Daniel Thornton Wallace, born Octo-
ber 13 to Mr. and Jlrs. Larry E. Wal-
lace, of Jackson, both members of the
class of 1953. Mrs. Wallace is the
former Catherine Swayze. Daniel
Thornton was welcomed by Christine.
Eric Timothy AVatts, born January 6,
1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Roger D. Watts
(Annie Greer Leonard. '53). of Bakers-
Joseph Edward Wilson. Ill, born No-
vember 14. 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
E. Wilson. Jr. (Nancy Vines. '54-'56),
of Dallas. Texas.
Rebecca Nell Woodrick, born to the
Reverend and Mrs. H. Lavelle Wood-
rick. of Sturgis, Mississippi, on Decem-
ber 29, 1960. Mr. Woodrick is a '52
graduate. The couple has two other
children, Debbie, 5, and Woody, 3.
Margaret Graeme Bennett, '60, to Dr.
Louis Buford Yerger, Jr. Living in Den-
Linda Lou Bennington to Roger Lane
McGehee. Jr., '58-'57. Living in Jackson.
Marie Anita Black to the Reverend
Everette Ray Watts, '49. Living in
Malese Webb Brunson, '60, to Charles
Robert Smith. Living in Norfolk. \h-
Mittie Hix Burkhead, "44, to George
Robert Brines. Living in Conroe, Tex.
Glenda Faye Chapman, '60. to James
Harold Files. Living in Meridian. Miss.
AUeen Sharp Davis, '55, to James
Henry Bratton, Jr. Living in Atlanta.
Elizabeth Ann Flowers, '57-'58, to
Charles Leo Lee. Living in Jackson.
Betty Mae Giffin, '53, to William
Warren Martin, Jr. Living in Macon,
Beverly Hamblin, '58, to Franklin Ken-
dall Ethridge, Jr., '58-'59. Living in
Peggy Hennington to William Thomas
Weathersby, '55. Living in Jackson.
Sandra Muggins, '59, to Gene Travis
Turnipseed, '58-'60. Living in Jackson.
Jean Rowe Hughes to Merritt Stevens
Helen Ray Hutchinson, '60, to Rich-
ard C. Lolcama. Living in Eugene,
Janice Johnson, '57-'60, to DeWayne
McCauley. Living in New Orleans.
Mary Elizabeth Johnson to Thomas
Benjamin Abernathy, '50. Living in Oak
Sylvia Ann LeCount to Donald Emile
Harder, '55-'57. Living in Birmingham,
Louise Lowry to David Allen Law-
rence, '60. Li\'ing in Atlanta.
Carol Anne MeCarter to Taylor Dunn
Caffey, '54. Living in Jackson.
Lynda Gail Matthews to Dan Cecil
Taylor, '58-'59. Living at Fort Knox.
Martha May Miller, '58. to Lieutenant
Richard Donnelly Bingham. Living at
Eglin Air Force Base. Florida.
Linda Kay Moore to Fred M. Belk,
'55-'58. Living in Oxford. Mississippi.
Rita Jane Parks to Billy Joe Abel,
'53-'54. Living in Belzoni. Mississippi.
Lucile Gillespie Pillow, '60. to Lieu-
tenant William Sandifer Hicks. Living
in San Francisco.
Anita Carol Renfroe to Dumont Sid-
ney Freeman. '56-'59. Living in Cleve-
Carol .A.nn Robinson to Bennie How-
ard Kirkland, "56. Living in Jackson.
Margaret Ann Rogers, '60, to Joseph
Bailey Harris, "60.
Jamie Ann Rowsey to John Reed Hub-
bard. '56. Living in Jackson.
Sandra Sabatini, '59-'60, to James
Clinton Smith. Living in New Orleans.
Marie .A.lberta Saucier to Wofford
Humphries Merrell. '57. Living in New
Mary Lee Stubblefield, '60, to Clyde
Luther Carraway. Living in Ocean
Elizabeth Gail Trapp, '58, to Billy
Klingman Chapman, '43-'44. Living in
Alma Van Hook, '44-'43. to Frederick
Gardnier Cox. Jr. Living in Jackson.
Jacqueline Elaine Walden, '60, to
Stanley Strong Cooke. '56- "59.
Frances Bethany Watkins. '54-'56, to
Lewis Leron Culley. Living in Jackson.
Patty Jean White. '57. to Robert Bel-
ton Sims. Living in Louisville. Mis-
Nancy Caroline Young. 'oS-'iiO. to
Harold B. Brooks, '57-'60. Living in
Susan Baird Young. '58, to Donald
Crumpton Jlosley. Living in Starkville,
Eileen Y'ount to Dr. Calvin Fort Stub-
blefield, '43. Living in Kansas City,
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AAillsaps College Alumni News
From the President
Alumni of Millsaps College know
what the character and strength of the
College has been and is. The apprecia-
tive alumnus inquires about how the
coming decades will affect this strength.
He makes this inquiry because he hears
and reads so widely about the uncer-
tain future of the liberal arts college.
He is alarmed when predictions are
made that the days of many private
colleges are numbered.
Patriotic and loyal citizens of the
United States are asking the same
searching questions about the nation.
The past and the present we know and
treasure. What is the future of free-
dom, of individual liberty, of human
dignity ? Will an increasing number of
people be disposed not only to expect
government support but to surrender to
the state responsibilities which have
been voluntarily and joyfully assumed?
These inquixies regarding the future
of the church college and the future of
the character of the nation are two parts
of the same question. A hasty examina-
tion of our country's histoi'y will dra-
matize the importance of the role of
the private college. A more deliberate
consideration of the history of other
cultures will disclose the consequences
of an educational system controlled ex-
clusively by government.
In previous issues of MAJOR NOTES
I have referred to the Ten Year De-
velopment program for Millsaps College.
This program represents the resolution
of the administration and trustees to
acquaint all of the College's constituen-
cies with our minimum needs. You will
receive a brochure describing our am-
bitious plans. You will want to share it
with other friends who join us in our
efforts to safeguard the future useful-
ness of a respected college. Every citi-
zen of our nation, whether a product of a
private or a state college, has an in-
escapable responsibility for the growth
of the non tax-supported institution,
just as he has for those that are tax-
Our initial campaign is scheduled for
1962. We anticipate the enthusiastic
and generous participation of our alum-
ni. We are confident that you will
applaud the trustees for imaginative
and bold plans.
MERGED INSTITUTIONS: Grenada
College, Whitworth College,
MEMBER: American Alumni Council,
American College Public Relations
3 David Donald "Pulitzered"
4 Alumni Day
6 Pursuit Involves Commitment
11 Seniors Become Alumni
12 Teachers Keep Busy
14 Events of Note
19 Do You Remember?
20 Major Miscellany
23 One Man's Opinion
Arrayed in academic garb and deep in conversation,
Dean J. S. Ferguson and Dr. Frank Laney enter the
Christian Center. Our thanks to the Bobashela
and to Twinkle Lawhon, '63, photographer, for
the use of this picture and those on page 12.
Editor Shirley Caldwell
Photographers John Guess, '64
Bill Mooney, '61
Published quarterly by Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.
Entered as second class matter on October 16, 1959, at the
Post Office in Jackson, Mississippi, under the Act of August
Receives Pulitzer Prize
Member of the Class of 1941 Becomes First
Millsaps Alumnus To Win Coveted Literary Award
— Orren Jack Turner, Photographer
On May 1 at 4 p. m. David Donald. '41, was entertain-
ing a friend at his home in Princeton, New Jersey, when
the telephone rang. Blanche Knopf, wife of publisher Al-
fred A. Knopf, informed Dr. Donald that he had been
awarded the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for his biography Charles
Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War.
"I was so flabbergasted at her news that not merely
did I fail to believe her; I immediately called back her
husband to make sure this was not some sort of joke,"
Dr. Donald reports.
"When the news became official, my wife and I simply
sat blankly staring at each other for a while, not really
believing it. Then she said, 'Let's have a party.' We began
calling our friends, only to find that they were already
preparing a surprise party for us. By eight that night we
had forty or fifty people helping us celebrate — and most
of them happily stayed on into the small hours."
At Millsaps the news was received with less surprise
but with equal elation. With a sort of parental pride
Millsaps "wore a special glow in honor of its first
Pulitzered alum." Faculty members recalled his days at
Millsaps, when his interests included just about every phase
of campus life.
Following his graduation from Millsaps he attended
the University of Illinois, where he received the Master's
degi-ee in 1942 and the Ph.D. in 1946. He joined the
faculty of Columbia University in 1947. remaining there
for twelve years, during which time he served as visiting
professor at Amherst College and received a Fulbright
Lectureship at the University of North Wales. He was
appointed to the Vyvyan Harmsworth Chair of American
History at Oxford in 1959-60, and joined the Princeton
faculty last fall.
He is the author of A Rebel's Recollection, Lincoln's
Herndon, and Lincoln Reconsidered: Essays on the Civil
Dr. Donald is married to the former Aida di Pace and
has a son, Bruce, who is three years old.
What thrills a Pulitzer Prize recipient most about the
award? Dr. Donald says, "Perhaps the most exciting part
of the whole business was my lecture the following Wednes-
day afternoon. The huge hall, holding about three hundred
people, was packed, and when I entered, they all rose and
applauded for nearly five minutes. I almost broke into
Dr. Donald's final words on the matter: "Well, all
that's over now, and I must get to work on my next volume."
Dr. and Mrs. Donald stopped for the cameraman at Colum-
bia University, where Dr. Donald was teaching at the
time (1959). He joined the Princeton faculty last fall as
professor of history.
Young Bruce claims Dr. Donald's full attention. The pic-
ture was made on the QUEEN ELIZABETH when the
Donalds were on their way to Oxford, where Dr. Donald
was to be Harmsworth Professor of American History.
TOP: New officers of the Alumni Association, announced on Alumni Day, are
(from the left) Tom Boone, vice-president; Robert Ezelle, Jr., vice-president;
Charlton Roby, president; T. H. Naylor, vice-president; and Ernestine Crisler,
BOTTOM: Dr. R. E. Bergmark leads a seminar on the gifted student in one of
the Association's continuing education programs, a regular feature of Alumni Day.
1961 Alumni Day
New officers announced, reunions held, seminars
conducted by faculty, a Players' production viewed
— the end result was a busy and satisfying day.
A call for a doctor or the wail of a
siren might have sent a large segment
of this year's Alumni Day crowd run-
Doctors, dentists, technicians, and
other scientists formed a large part of
the crowd. They were back on the
campus to pay tribute to Dr. J. B. Price,
chairman of the chemistry depai^tment
and a member of the faculty since 1930.
Another large segment was made up
of Grenada and Whitworth alumnae,
who held their second annual reunion.
The ladies spent several hours talking
over old times, discussing plans for
future reunions, and helping the Alum-
ni Office locate unlisted alumnae of the
Biggest news of the day was the an-
nouncement of the results of the ballot-
by-mail election of officers of the
Alumni Association. More than 1000
alumni voted, naming Charlton Roby,
Jackson, president. Also elected were
Tom Boone, Gulfport, Robert Ezelle, Jr.,
Jackson, and T. H. Naylor, Jackson,
vice-presidents; and Ernestine Crisler,
Dr. Merrill 0. Hines, medical direc-
tor of Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans
and a 19.31 graduate of Millsaps, was
the featured speaker at the banquet.
He told his audience that the shortage
of physicians is becoming more acute
with the passing years and that more
promising students must be encouraged
to enter the field. He urged Millsaps to
continue its fine work in the field of
Earlier in the day Millsaps alumni
returned to the classroom to hear three
Millsaps faculty members discuss the
fields of economics, philosophy, and
science. Speakers were Dr. Eugene
Cain, associate professor of chemistry;
Dr. R. E. Bergmark, associate professor
of philosophy; and Dr. E. S. Wallace,
chairman of the economics and busi-
ness administi'ation department.
Climax of the day was the Millsaps
Players' presentation of Tennessee Wil-
liams' phantasmagoria, "Camino Real,"
which was later named the best produc-
tion of the year for the drama group.
Members of the audience not familiar
with the play were in for a surprise or
two, as when Kilroy came dashing down
the aisle in an attempt to escape and
appealed to the audience for help, and
for some beautifully poetic lines and
philosophy. As one reviewer said, the
play almost dared its audience not to
ABOVE: Dr. Merrill Hines, '31, medical
director of the Ochsner Clinic in New
Orleans, was the banquet speaker.
CENTER: Dr. A. P. Hamilton talks
with Dr. and Mrs. John McEachin.
BELOW: Former students of Dr. J. B.
Price presented him a handsome set of
ABOVE: Grenada alumnae find the
luncheon a good time to reminisce.
BELOW: Earliest graduate present was
Mrs. Mollie Donald Shrock, of Good-
man, who attended Whitworth in the
Pursuit Involves Commitment
By DR. N. BOND FLEMING
Chairman, Department of Philosophy
Editor's Note: "Pursuit Involves Commitment" is the third
in the 1959-60 series of faculty chapel addresses being
published by Major Notes. Dr. Fleming, a member of the
faculty since 1945, has, perhaps more than any other
teacher, become a symbol for rigid requirements and high
standards in his courses. After their initial awe has
passed, however, students love and respect him for his
sincere interest in and devotion to the students and his
adherence to the highest scholastic standards.
My topic was chosen after a consideration of the
general theme of the faculty series: Encounter and Pursuit:
Discourse on Values in a Liberal Education. Discourse is
not enough; decision is necessary. Pursuit involves com-
mitment of some sort. Education is more than a discussion;
it involves dedication. Christianity, as a religion, is more
than a conversation; it involves commitment. Jesus de-
manded full commitment of his followers. Conversation
and discussion are worthwhile and helpful, but we must go
beyond these — if they are to have any meaning — to decision,
to dedication, to commitment. This point is set forth in
the first two paragraphs of the statement of the purpose
of Millsaps College:
"Millsaps College has as its primary aim the de-
velopment of men and women for responsible leadership
and well-rounded lives of useful service to their fellow
men, their country, and their God. It seeks to function
as a community of learners where faculty and students
together seek the truth that frees the minds of men.
"As an institution of the Methodist Church, Mill-
saps College is dedicated to the idea that religion is a
vital part of education; that education is an integral
part of the Christian religion; and that church-related
colleges, providing a sound academic program in a
Christian environment, afford a kind of discipline and
influence which no other type of institution can offer.
The College provides a congenial atmosphere where
persons of all faiths may study and work together for
the development of their physical, intellectual, and
The general theme for the chapel programs is "En-
counter with Values and Pursuit of Truth." There is no
need for discussion about the words encounter and pursuit;
but there is a need for discussion about the words value
and truth. Value means "the quality or fact of being
worthwhile, excellent, useful, or desirable." It is easier
to define value than to find agreement as to just what is
valuable. But it is even harder to reach agreement as to
what is truth. Truth is, or would be, a value; but truth
is elusive and hard to find. According to Immanuel Kant,
truth is a regulative ideal. There are several kinds of
truth: empirical truth as in normal observation; necessary
truth as in the principles of mathematics and logic; and
ethical or ideal truth, that is, "truth about values or an
ought. Such truths are presumably not determinable simply
by the existence or nonexistence of things, or by logic
alone, without reference to something further, such as the
human will or objective ideals."
There is or must be some interrelation between facts,
values, and truth. Facts are important, exceedingly im-
portant; but they are not all. Man can't be saved or re-
deemed without facts, but facts alone can't save man. The
meanings which men give to facts (their value), and man's
commitment in terms of facts are necessary also. It may
well be that facts will destroy man, unless man can adjust
himself to the facts, or unless man can adjust the facts to
an integrative value-system. The most perennial problem
in modern philosophy is to find a place for value in a
world of fact. Some, who can't find a place for value,
decide that values are nonreal; others, who can't harmonize
the two, insist on value even though they forsake facts.
The first group includes devotees of scientism; religionists,
for the most part, form the second. But both attitudes are
unfortunate, and fatal.
Another thing which influenced my choice of topics is
the provocative booklet The Rockefeller Brothers' report
on education, called "The Pursuit of Excellence." I com-
mend that to you for your reading. But alongside of that
I suggest that you read an article in a recent issue of
Saturday Review (March 26, 1960), "The Retreat from
Excellence." The writer decries the growing "cult of
conformity," which may be our undoing as a great nation.
This article reminds me of Plato's criticism of democracy;
in a democracy, Plato said, the people just burst wide
open with freedom. Our pursuit, in a democracy, is too
often a selfish seeking for our rights without any serious
concern for our responsibilities.
Life is characterized by activity and struggle, by
Schopenhauer's will-to-live; by Darwin's struggle for ex-
istence, or by Nietzsche's will-to-power. William James
defined the self as a "fight for ends." I submit that there
is evidence for the topic "Pursuit Involves Commitment."
If we pursue a thing or ideal, we must be committed to it,
and the more eagerly we pursue it, the stronger our com-
mitment becomes. If you are committed, then you will
pursue; and the completeness of your commitment will in-
fluence the persistence of your pursuit.
This topic, "Pursuit Involves Commitment," may be
applied to nations, to institutions, or to individuals. As
regards the first, I want simply to illustrate what I mean;
my main concern will be to discuss its application to
Pursuit Reveals Commitment
Encounter, even with values, may be by accident.
Pursuit may be haphazard, even unthinking. Nevertheless,
conscious pursuit reveals some sort of commitment. Pursuit
is not neutral.
The policies and programs which the nations pursue,
as measured by the expenditure of time and money and
man-power, reveal the commitment of the nations.
The policies and programs pursued in the state of Mis-
sissippi reveal our commitment as regards education, as
regards civil rights, and as regards the democratic way of
The policies and program pursued by Millsaps College
reveal its commitment. The commitment is stated in the
Purpose. Some thirty members of the faculty which helped
to write and which adopted the Purpose are still on the
staff. More questions are raised about our pursuit of the
goal than about the goal itself. The complaint is heard,
or the charge is made, that the students at Millsaps need
more answei's and fewer questions. That the students at
Millsaps need more answers I heartily agree! However, I
do not agree that they need fewer questions. Fortunate is
the school, and fortunate the student body, whose teachers
teach by raising questions. May Millsaps ever be such a
school, and may the number of such schools increase. The
lasting appeal of the Dialogues of Plato is found not in
the direct answers that are given but in the questions that
But what about the answers ? Ultimately each person
must find his own answers, just as each person must eat
his own lunch. Doesn't the teacher have any responsibility
to help the students find the answers ? Definitely. But the
responsibility is to help the student find the answers, not
to give them to him. Any person who adopts the answers
of another person without understanding the reasons or
experiences that support or produce the answers is guilty
of the crime of easy belief. Keep in mind the distinction
between education and indoctrination; Millsaps is com-
mitted to the former, not to the latter. Then, are there
no answers given ? Yes, many are given. But it may be
that they are not the answers which are expected, or
wanted, or accepted, or fully appreciated as answers. Let
me suggest some of these. The fact of the College is
itself an answer. The statement of purpose is another
answer. A careful reading of the statement of purpose
gives an idea as to what the school hopes for and is com-
mitted to. The very fact of compulsory chapel is an answer,
although it may not be appreciated as such. Indeed, I
think that the faculty members represent answers, in that
they have chosen to become teachers, and to teach in a
church-related school. Here is my testimony, even though
it may be an instance of circular reasoning: I find asso-
ciation with my colleagues on the Millsaps faculty the most
satisfying of all my social contacts. (Recently the Teacher
Recruitment Committee sponsored a meeting to which were
invited all the Dean's List students and all others who
were interested in the field of college teaching. Dean
Ferguson was asked to say something to the group about
the attractiveness of college teaching; his remarks on this
particular point were, in effect: look about you and see.
You see in your teachers something of the rewards of col-
lege teaching.) The faculty members of Millsaps College
work in churches of their respective but various denomina-
tions week in and week out, year after year. (I dare say
a higher percentage of the faculty attends, and works in,
church than the percentage of students who attend.) The
teachers are approachable, and are sympathetic. I do not
know of any faculty member who would refuse to listen to
a student's problem, and who would not be eager to help
him. I remember when I was in college (even so long ago!);
I remember how disturbed I became, and how I struggled
to find answers. During my struggle I accepted my teachers
as partial answers. I reasoned this way: they surely have
gone beyond where they are carrying me. If they still
believe, than I have no need to throw away my faith, nor
to give up hope. By no means am I asking you to make
idols of your teachers. It is necessary for you to work
out your own salvation, maybe with fear and trembling;
but you may also have the understanding and encouragment
of your teachers in doing so.
As I begin to apply this principle, pursuit reveals
commitment, to individuals, I make mention of Jesus and
the cross. The cross repi'esents the full commitment of
Jesus to the ideal of the Kingdom of God. He pursued
this ideal in the face of ovei-whelming odds; whether he
was overwhelmed remains an open question; but there was
and is no question concerning his commitment and his
pursuit. All those for whom Easter has significant meaning
acknowledge, by so much, the rightness of Jesus' commit-
ment and the success of his pursuit. Another celebrated
example of pursuit, as it revealed commitment, is Socrates.
He was so fully committed to the ideals of academic freedom
and personal integrity that even the threat of death did not
halt his pursuit.
Let me suggest that you think of this idea, pursuit
reveals commitment, in the light of your own activities, as
a student and as a person. The things you do and the
things you enjoy doing reveal your purposes, your commit-
ment. Some years ago a student came to class, half asleep,
and turned in his semester term-paper; the paper had been
assigned some twelve weeks earlier; but this student sought
to convince me of his love for the subject by telling me
"The cross represents the full co»i»tit»ient of Jesus to the
ideal of the Kingdom of God. He pHrsued this ideal in the
face of overwhelming odds. Whether he was overwhelmed
remains an open question, but there was and is no question
concerning his comfuitment and his pursuit."
IllustratiotL by Carol Robertson, '65
* that he had stayed up all night in order to complete the
paper. Perhaps I was wrong to do so, but I pointed out
that, on the contrary, his work showed his utter dislike
for the subject: he had postponed it just as long as possible,
and did it only when there was no escape from it. On the
other hand, most of you whom I have known as students
do your work, your own work, and do it commendably well.
You may not be completely committed to the academic life,
but you pursue your studies toward graduation. This prin-
ciple, pursuit reveals commitment, can be applied to what-
ever you do on the campus, either in class work or extra-
curricular activities. It is true for faculty, as for students,
that we can usually find time and energy for doing what
we want to do. Our pursuit reveals our commitment.
Pursuit Has Consequences
There is a relation between beliefs and life; pursuit has
consequences. Contrary to what is often heard, what one
believes does make a difference. I know people who are
sorely dissatisfied with their lives, but appear to be satisfied
with their philosophies of life! This reminds me of Dr.
Fosdick's sermon, "On Catching the Wrong Bus." If you
take the bus for San Francisco, you simply cannot arrive
in New Yoi'k — unless there is a long detour! One cannot
pursue the path of hate and expect to reach love; of
selfishness and expect to reach self-realization; of indolence
and expect to make the Dean's List; of self-indulgence and
expect to reach discipline; of callous indifference and expect
to reach moral and spiritual sensitivity. One may expect to,
but he is bound to fail. It is psychologically true: to sow
a thought is to reap an act; to sow an act is to reap a
habit; to sow a habit is to reap a character; to sow a
character is to reap a destiny. The law of the harvest is
inexorable. This is one of the facts which may inspire
fear! May you never experience it, nor even see it, but I
have observed it: a youth misspent in sowing -wild oats;
a middle life spent in praying for crop failure; and mature
life spent in illustrating and bemoaning the inevitability of
Man is free to choose, but he is not free to choose the
consequences of his choosing. His pursuit of a certain course
may not determine altogether the consequences, because of
other forces involved, but pursuit will influence conse-
quences. It is impossible to keep going without going
somewhere, whether or not one arrives at a desired or
desirable destination. One of our main difficulties grows
out of the fact that applied science has enabled us to
double our speed, whereas we have lost or forgotten our
destination. Thus there is no discipline of direction, no
anticipation of arrival, nor any satisfaction in arriving.
Man's plight in the midst of our moral and social relativism
has been described by the story of Sinbad the Sailor. He
thought he had anchored his boat safely on what seemed
to be an island, but he had anchored it to a great beast of
the sea which swam away with boat and all. Could it be
that some malevolent being — or man's own being- — has
mixed up the price tags of life ?
Modern science has made many contributions to man's
life, for which man should be grateful. But there are two
things or attitudes which science has helped man to achieve
that may prove disastrous. Let me suggest these two
things: one of them is an idolatrous self-confidence. The
angels sang over the Judean hills at the time of Jesus'
"Man is in quest for a kiiigdom, irhercin is freedom, and
peace, and prosperity. Btit man's questing up to vow pro-
duces not freedotn but fear, and inspires appropriations for
Illustration by James L. Humphries, '61
birth, "Glory to God in the highest"; but many may change
the words and sing: "Glory to science in the highest; there's
nothing which man can't do." Man is in quest for a kingdom,
wherein is freedom, and peace, and prosperity. But man's
questing up to now produces not freedom but fear, and
inspires appropriations for bomb shelters. Never has man
been able to make a sovereign nation so powerful; likewise
never have such powerful nations been so vulnerable and
The other unfortunate appendix^ from the blessings of
science is man's demand for comfort and entertainment;
coupled with this demand is the refusal to wait, or to suffer,
or to face the facts. (To face the facts may inspire fear.)
The science of medicine has been all but prostituted to
provide release from irritation and frustration and guilt,
which are the natural and moral consequences of our ways
of living. In an article in "Faculty Forum" for October
1959 on the subject "Judgment and Suffering," O. Hobart
Mowrer, professor of psychology at the University of Illinois,
points out that when psychoanalysis failed "to deliver us
from neurotic suffering by the bold expedient of reducing
the 'severity' of our consciences," psychiatry became "cap-
tivated by the chemical 'tranquilizers.' " He analyzed the
ten full-page advertisements in a copy of the American
Journal of Psychiatry. Nine were as follows: "control of
emotional turbulence — luminal,'' "peace of mind — atarax,"
"calmness, cooperativeness — serpasil," "relief of anxiety ■ — •
compazine," "valuable in all degrees of psychic disorder —
trilafon," "intravenous anesthetic — pentothal," "relieves
tension — equanil," "normalizes thinking — pacatal," "pro-
duces relaxation — sandril." The other ad was for a portable
Surely pursuit has consequences. In this connection
there is a pragmatic relevance of something akin to religious
faith. I call to witness some who, whether or not they
ought to know better, ought to know: C. G. Jung, in his
book Modern Man in Search of a Soul; John Dewey, in his
book A Common Faith; George Santayana, in his Reason in
Religion; and Bertrand Russell, in his Impact of Science on
Society. One other resource which I would cite is an
article on juvenile delinquency in the Reporter magazine
for August 20, 1959. The \\Titer maintains that there are
four main causes. We are well aware of two of these,
"neglectful, disturbed parents and crowded neighborhoods
with shifting populations," but concerning the other two —
"the schools and the frightening absence of any beliefs
and values among- so many children" — there is not even
Choose Your Commitment Carefully
Man can choose. He is moved by motives as well as by
molecules. Conscious commitment is man's great privilege,
and greater responsibility. LTnless we choose consciously,
we choose by default; we decide by indecision; and the
stream of time carries us beyond some doors into which
we might have entered. Choose with care what you want;
you may get it. A boy and a girl were having a date;
there was a long silence; then the boy asked the girl, "Will
you marry me?" The girl said, "Yes." After another long
silence the girl asked the boy, "Why don't you say some-
thing?" The boy replied, "I've already said too much."
This freedom to choose, and the responsibility of
choice, inspired the Existentialists with anxiety and dread,
or fear and trembling. And well it might, because to choose,
or to adopt unthinkingly, a philosophy of life is to deter-
mine a life. What do you do with a case like this? I gave
an assignment one time for students to write on "My
Philosophy of Life." One student had great difficulty, as
well he might. Finally he wrote and turned in a statement
as follows: "My philosophy of life is not to have a philoso-
phy of life."
The role of philosophy in a person's life, in his en-
counter -^vith values and the pursuit of truth, is to bring
him to self-consciousness, to help him to become aware of
both his purposes and his motives; that is, of the values
to which he has committed himself as well as his reason
for doing so. An oft-quoted maxim from Socrates merits
quoting again: "The unexamined life is not worth living."
Even so, there is no certainty, other than the certainty
of faith. Kant's ideal of duty offers no specific way of
deciding what one's duty is, and Royce's philosophy of
loyalty offers no sure way of deciding which act will
produce the greatest amount of loyalty. Plato, in the
Timaeus, recognized the place of probability. Again in the
Phaedo, Plato urges man to "take the best and most
irrefragable of human theories" as "the raft upon which
he sails through life," unless he can "find some word of
God which will more surely and safely carry him." Paul
the Apostle found what was for him this word in that he
achieved the certainty of faith; his faith became knowledge,
whereby he could say, "I know." Paul's experience seems
to bear out the promise from Jesus (the promise of Jesus
was put in written form after Paul had died), to the effect
that "whoever wills to do, shall know of the doctrine." The
maxim "I believe in order to know" is associated with
Augustine and with Anselm; this maxim may well be divided
into two: I believe in order to act; I act in order to know.
There is an admitted vagueness about the ideal of self-
realization; but it is only as vague as our ideal, and as our
commitment is indefinite. Probability is the guide of life.
We can't escape theoretical relativism; nor can we escape
practical dogmatism. A commitment may be definite, but
still commitment may be changed. The person who refuses
to commit himself fully to a plan of action for fear it may
be changed is as a person who refuses to sleep soundly for
fear he may be waked up. A visiting speaker last semester
spoke on the subject "The Value of a Closed Mind." The
main thing, it seems to me, against which one should have
a closed mind is just that, a closed mind. Not even God
has a chance to give a new revelation to a person whose
mind is closed. Our commitment should be toward the
future, on the basis of what we have learned in the past;
the past should be a light which enables us to go forward
into the future; but the past should not blind us to the
possibilities of new discoveries, even new i-evelations from
God! Confucius was the greatest of the Chinese teachers;
some years ago, before China was conquered by the Com-
munists, there was a game in this country called "Con-
fucious Say"; here is a saying of Confucius which speaks
to this point: "If a man does not constantly ask himself,
'What is the right thing to do?' I really don't know what is
to be done about him."
Along ^vith my counsel to choose your commitment
carefully, I want to urge upon you the relevance of moral
and spiritual values, especially the idea and the ideal of
goodness. By this ideal of goodness I mean critical and
creative good will. This good -will is neither blind nor
dogmatic; it is critical, cooperative, and creative, a will
that is in all things determined by reason. (For Kant, good
will is the only thing that is good ultimately.) The story
of the temptation of Adam and Eve (or of Eve and Adam)
is interesting psychologically. The forbidden fruit was
valuable; it satisfied many of the demands of life: it was
good for food; it was delightful to look upon and thus
was satisfying to the esthetic taste; and it was desired to
make one wise. What more could one ask? It lacked the
main thing, namely the love of goodness. Of the three
highest ideas of truth, beauty, and goodness, Plato thought
that the supreme idea was goodness. Christians have
generally identified Plato's idea of goodness with God.
The reason I urge upon you the ideal of goodness,
of critical and creative good will, is that I have never
known a person who was committed to a noble and in-
clusive ideal who had an insoluble emotional problem. The
noble ideal gives one a sense of destiny; and a sense of
destiny is the salt of life. No one is genuinely happy who
does not have some purpose in life, or who does not give
himself to some worthwhile cause; on the other hand, no one
who gives himself to a noble cause fails to find meaning in
In line with our discourse on values in a liberal edu-
cation, I want to give to you a definition of "the liberally
The Liberally Educated Man
is articulate both in speech and writing.
He has a feeling for language, a respect for clarity and
directness of expression, and a knowledge of some
language other than his own.
He is at home in the world of quantity, number and
He thinks rationally, logically, objectively, and knows
the difference between fact and opinion.
When the occasion demands, however, his thought is
imaginative and creative rather than logical.
He is perceptive, sensitive to form, and affected by
His mind is flexible and adaptable, curious and in-
He knows a good deal about the world of nature and the
world of man, about the culture of which he is a part,
but he is never merely 'well-informed.'
He can use what he knows with judgment and dis-
He thinks of his business or profession, his family life,
and his avocations as parts of a larger whole,
parts of a purpose which he has made his own.
Whether making a professional or a personal decision,
he acts with maturity, balance, and perspective,
which come ultimately from his knowledge of other
persons, other problems, other times and places.
He has convictions which are reasoned, although he
cannot always prove them.
He is tolerant about the beliefs of others
because he respects sincerity and is not afraid of ideas.
He has values and can communicate them to others,
not only by word but by example.
His personal standards are high; nothing short of
excellence will satisfy him. But service to society or
to his God, not personal satisfaction alone, is the
purpose of his excelling.
Above all, the liberally educated man is never a type.
He is always a unique person, vivid in his distinction
from other similarly educated persons,
while sharing with them the traits we have mentioned.
(This "definition" was written by a committee of faculty
members from several of the larger Eastern universities
and preparatory schools.)
Pursuit involves commitment. Your pursuit reveals
your commitment. I hope that your pursuit, and your
commitment, are such that you are challenged to do your
best, that you are or will be engaged in meeting human
needs, and that you will find satisfaction in doing so. If
you meet these three characteristics you are fortunate.
Some form of commitment is inevitable. To what are you
committed? And how genuine is your commitment?
These '61 graduates plan to enter
college teaching. From the left are
Lonnie Loucks, Canton, Kansas; Lois
Shetler Loucks, Twin Falls, Idaho; Don
Stacy, Jackson; Nash Noble, Hazle-
hurst; John Greenway, Chevy Chase,
Maryland; Sara Webb, Jackson; Royce
Morris, Memphis; and Dr. N. Bond
Fleming, regional chairman of the
AVoodrow Wilson National Fellowship
Foundation, which encourages students
to enter the field of college teaching.
168 Seniors Become Alumni
"I have argued that the tragic view,
at least as it is revealed in the master-
pieces of Greek and Shakespearean
tragedy, is one of the most profound
and at the same time most all-embrac-
ing views of man that have been offer-
ed throughout the ages," graduating
seniors were told by Dr. Whitney J.
Dates, chairman of the humanities de-
partment at Princeton University.
Dr. Gates was the Commencement
speaker on May 28 at ceremonies mark-
ing the end of undergraduate days for
136 graduates and 32 summer candi-
Explaining the tragic view, he said,
"As I see it, the tragic view makes three
assumptions and possesses a specific
orientation: First, it assumes the digni-
ty of man. Why is man dignified ? The
Christian and the Jew would say be-
cause he is created by God. Perhaps
the non-religious might admit that a
source of human dignity lies in his
capacity to recognize and honor the
great values with which we have been
concerned. Secondly, the tragic view
assumes the freedom of the will and
man's moral responsibility. Here, again,
we find a view in which man is deeply
connected with these same great values,
intellectual, moral, and political. And,
thirdly, it assumes the existence in
Reality of something more than nature.
This is variously called God, Fate,
Providence, the Moral Order. This ele-
ment has control of man in some meas-
ure while he, in turn, has no control
over it. And, finally, the tragic studies
man as he faces the brute facts of evil
in the world."
Earlier in the day Dr. James T.
Cleland, dean of the chapel at Duke
University, told the seniors, "We are
not our own; we are bought with a
price." Urging the graduates to possess
their inheritance rather than accept it,
he pointed out that there is no present
without the past, and "that our life
has been guaranteed to us because of
the work of someone else." This gen-
eration's duty is simple: "The payment
for being bought is to buy."
Scholarships for graduate study were
awai'ded to the following seniors: Don-
ald Stacy, Jackson, Woodrow Wilson
National Fellowship; Cecil A. Rogers,
Meridian, National Science Foundation
Fellowship; Donald E. Faulkner, Vicks-
burg, Atomic Energy Commission Fel-
lowship; JIartha Ray, Meridian, fellow-
ship at New York School of Social
Work of Columbia University; James
D. Brumfield, Jackson, U. S. Public
Health Service Fellowship; Peter Dor-
sett, Lucedale, Dean's Scholarship at
the University of Mississippi; Reginald
Buckley, Jackson, teaching fellowship
at the University of South Carolina;
William L. Weems, Jackson, teaching
fellowship at Louisiana State Univei--
sity; Irene Fridge, Magnolia, Univer-
sity Fellowship at the University of
Mississippi; Helen Frances Briscoe,
Senatobia, LTniversity of Mississippi
Medical School grant; JIaxine Dobbs,
Mathiston, University of Mississippi
Medical School grant; Gayle Graham,
Waynesboro, Grant for the Preparation
of Teachers at Vanderbilt University;
Sara Webb, Jackson, teaching fellowship
at the University of Arkansas; John
Greenway, Chevy Chase, Maryland,
grant for summer study in Scandanavian
culture at Oslo International Summer
School; Richard Creel, Biloxi, Rocke-
feller Brothers Theological Fellowship;
and Charles Wallace, Jackson, scholar-
ship to Duke University's Teacher Prep-
Immediate plans of the seniors are
as follows: secondary school teaching,
30; elementary school teaching, 19;
medical and dental school, 23; school of
medical technology, 4; school of nursing,
1; graduate school, 22; theological
seminary, 11; law school, 3; armed serv-
ices, 6; business, 27; marriage 7; un-
Almost 40 per cent of the graduates
will enter a professional or graduate
school in September.
A Teacher's Day Includes
Ever wonder how the faculty can seem to be everywhere
they're needed? Here are some reasons.
In a day when the average work week
is 40 hours, Millsaps College faculty
members put in an average of 58 hours
That's 18 hours more than the average
person works weekly. On the basis of a
five-day week, that's almost 12 hours a
day for the Millsaps faculty members.
UPPER: Dr. K. S. Wallace annually
supervises Millsaps' debate tournament.
LOWER: Teachers spend an average of
three hours a day in class. Remainder
is filled with numerous other duties.
If he's in the classroom on an average
of three hours a day, where do the
other nine hours fit in? According to
a recent social sciences division survey,
they're consumed in study, test prepara-
tion and grading, individual student
counseling, extra-curricular activities
(meeting with student organizations,
coaching, and chaperoning), committee
work, non-classroom professional activi-
ties (on-campus and off-campus talks,
etc.), and clerical work, office work,
What does this mean, other than the
fact that the teachers put in long, hard
days? Well, the social sciences division
feels that it results in inadequate direct
preparation for class, too little time for
reading and study, improper attention
to the Honors Program, and too little
research. Its other reactions will be
The survey showed in this division,
which has twelve faculty members (eco-
nomics and business administration, edu-
cation, history, political science, psycho-
logy, and sociology), the teachers
taught from 12 to 18 hours a week, an
average of 15 hours weekly. In addition,
an average of another hour weekly was
devoted to laboratory teaching and the
Honors Program and directed study.
Claiming the largest number of hours,
but still not nearly enotigh, was study.
The teachers spent from 10 to 24 hours
a week in direct prepai'ation for class
and laboratory, giving an average of
15, but they also spend an average of
one hour on specific research and writ-
ing and five hours on other professional
reading and study. The division feels
that its members cannot do justice to
the classes they are teaching with the
amount of direct preparation they put
in. A majority spent less time in prep-
aration than they did in class. They felt
that the zero to 21 hours spent in
professional reading and study did not
begin to fill the need. And only three
faculty members indicated any time
spent on research, with two of them
working on dissertations.
Test preparation and paper grading,
which students sometimes consider au-
tomatic, required from three to twenty
hours a week, an average of nine. It
would seem, then, that tests are not
given merely to discomfit the student.
From one to eighteen hours a week
were spent in individual student coun-
seling for an average for the division
of five hours per week. Subject matter
ranges from sequence of courses and
career opportunities to personal prob-
Claiming the next largest number of
hours were clerical work, office work,
and correspondence. Some indicated
that they spent no time in this area,
but others gave as much as eight hours
to it. Student assistants alleviate this
problem somewhat, but never enough.
Committee work, including depart-
mental, divisional, and faculty meetings,
required another two hours weekly, with
teachers indicating they devoted from
one to eight hours to this area.
Meetings with student organizations,
coaching, and chaperoning required
from zero to five hours.
Social sciences division faculty mem-
bers attended eighteen professional off-
campus meetings and made forty public
appearances. Two presented papers at
national meetings. In addition, two pre-
sented chapel addresses and gave addi-
tional evening readings, and two ap-
peared on chapel panels.
The division felt that the teaching
load problem is made more acute by the
large number of different courses taught
by each person. Some teachers taught
as many as five different courses dur-
ing the second semester of the 19G0-61
session. Over a two-year cycle no per-
son taught less than six courses (and
the two who taught six joined the
faculty last fall), and the maximum
What does this mean in addition to
the problems already pointed out? For
one thing, it means that Millsaps teach-
ers are devoted men and women who
put the good of the student and the
College ahead of personal pleasure or
comfort. It means that the Millsaps
faculty member is regarded with respect
by the state and national organizations
which ask them to serve as officers or
to present papers or make talks.
But another significant aspect was
pointed out by the division: "The stabi-
lity and continuity of work in the
Social Science Division has been im-
research and study
paired in recent years by faculty turn-
over. Of the full-time faculty in the
Division, only three of the six depart-
ment chairmen and two others have
been here long enough to earn tenure.
There are indications that this turn-
over problem is related to the teach-
ing load problem delineated above. In
this day of specialization it would re-
quire far higher salaries than Jlillsaps
can afford to attract and hold new and
promising young teachers with a teach-
ing situation such as this."
As one person remarked after the re-
port of the self-study committee was
read to the faculty, "There's nothing
wrong that a million dollars wouldn't
Teachers' high standards cannot be met adequately und
current teaching load.
Jlillsaps teachers encourage students to bring them their
problems, often at a sacrifice of valuable time.
Counseling consumes an average of five hours a week, but
teachers feel it is well spent.
LEFT: Faculty members willingly contribute to such cam-
pus projects as Faculty Waiter Night.
EVENTS OF NOTE
from town and gown
Campaign Plans Announced
Mississippi's two conferences of the
Methodist Church have adopted a pro-
gram of support for the College calling
for $400,000 from the North Mississippi
Conference, $600,000 from the Mis-
sissippi Conference, and §500,000 from
Jackson. The campaign is scheduled to
begin in 1962.
The new support goals were adopted
in connection with the College's Ten-
Year Development Program, which is
aimed at improving faculty salaries and
providing much-needed buildings and
increased facilities. A map showing the
general plan for physical changes and
additions was given in the Winter 1960
edition of Major Notes.
President Finger said that the funds
proposed by the confei-ences would be
used to endow faculty salaries (two
thirds) and for physical improvement
The development program was offi-
cially announced at a banquet held on
the campus in April. Dr. Finger and
Nat Rogers, '41, chairman of the de-
velopment committee, outlined plans of
the program, and John T. Kimball, '34,
keynote speaker, pointed out the urgency
for retaining private colleges. Kimball
is executive vice-president of the Ameri-
can and Foreign Power Company, with
headquarters in New York City.
Mr. Rogers said that the principal
aims of the program are "to maintain
the kind of faculty Millsaps has long
been noted for and pay them the kind
of salaries that will be required in the
future; prepare additional facilities,
construct more buildings; and develop
an endowment of seven million dollars
as compared to the current endowment
of two million dollars."
Plans include a fine arts building, a
new dormitory for men, a new dormi-
tory for women, housing facilities for
married students, additional gymnasium
facilities, a new classroom building, re-
novation of Sullivan-Harrell Hall, new
equipment for the science laboratories,
additional volumes for the library, and
a pipe organ for the Christian Center
Mr. Kimball, speaking on "Creating
Values or Collecting Rewards," stated,
"When you sacrifice for the community
in which you live, you create values.
If we put high on our list helping make
it possible for Millsaps to continue to
create values for our community and
state, we will all reap rewards."
New Service For Alumni
Graduating seniors and alumni will
soon be able to take advantage of a
new service offered by the Alumni and
Public Relations Office.
The outgrowth of a recommendation
of the Alumni Association's Student-
Alumni Relations Committee, a place-
ment bureau is being established through
The bureau was begun on a small
basis this year. Members of the senior
class were requested to return a ques-
tionnaire indicating whether or not they
desired help in obtaining jobs. Since
a number replied in the affirmative,
the office is going ahead with its plans
for the bureau.
Alumni will soon receive a survey
card which will allow them to indicate
whether or not they would be able to
place alumni, either in their own firms
or in their respective areas.
Several businesses already turn to
the office for help in obtaining Millsaps
graduates, and others will be contacted.
The bureau will prove beneficial both
to business and alumni.
Alumni moving from one area to
another will find the bureau of special
help in providing job opportunities in
the new area.
It is hoped that the bureau will cover
teaching, law practice, the medical pro-
fession, and other fields as well as
business and industry.
No charge will be made for the
service, and alumni desiring either to
hire or be hired should contact the
Alumni and Public Relations Office.
Levanway Receives Grant
Dr. Russell C. Levanway, chairman
of the psychology department, has been
awarded a National Science Foundation
grant to engage in a 10-week teacher
participation research program.
One of 22 teachers in the nation to
be selected for participation in the
program, the first of its kind in the
field of psychology. Dr. Levanway is
attending the University of Michigan
Following his work at the University
of Michigan he will receive a grant to
enable him to continue his research at
Millsaps. The grant is renewable for
another summer and school year.
The teacher participation research
program is aimed at giving teachers at
small colleges an opportunity to engage
in research and to work with people
experienced in research. Each partic-
ipant will work with a senior adviser
in accomplishing a pre-conceived aim.
Dr. Levanway expects to work in the
field of creativity or motivation. He
has begun his research on creativity at
Millsaps, identifying persons considered
by others to be creative and correlating
creativity with intelligence and point
index. Some of the questions which he
hopes to investigate include the follow-
ing: Is creativity more related to ca-
pacity or achievement? What is creativi-
ty ? Is it more than a combination of
past experiences ? What does the crea-
tive person bring to a given situation
that others don't bring?
A member of the Millsaps faculty
since 1956, Dr. Levanway received his
AB degree from Miami University and
his MS and Ph.D. degrees from Syra-
cuse University. He was a graduate
assistant for three and one-half years.
He is a member of the American Psy-
chology Association and the South-
eastern Psychology Association.
Greenway's Essay Wins
John Greenway, of Chevy Chase,
Maryland, won first place honors in
the formal essay division of the South-
ern Literary Festival this year to con-
tinue the College's now firmly establish-
ed tradition of showing well in the
Also placing were Evelyn Bilbe, Wil-
son, Arkansas, who won honorable
mention in the formal essay division,
and Bob Aldridge, Brookhaven, who re-
ceived second place honors in the short
Millsaps was the only school of the
27 entered to win three places in major
Prized Collection Promised
Autogi-aphed copies of more than 600
books will become the property of the
Millsaps-Wilson Library because of the
work and interest of a charming lady
who has devoted her life to books and
Frances Westgate Butterfield, of New
York City, has already given a number
of books to the Millsaps-Wilson Library.
Her will provides that her entire collec-
tion of autographed books and clippings
files on authors will also go to the
She has chosen the Millsaps-Wilson
Library as the home for her collection
because of the College's connection with
her family. She is a great niece of
Major R. W. Millsaps, the founder of
the 69-year-old college. Her mother was
May Millsaps, daughter of the Reverend
William Green Millsaps. The Reverend
Mr. Millsaps's library is also a part of
the Millsaps collection.
Miss Butterfield's collection includes
such illustrious names as Sinclair Lewis,
John Ruskin, Pearl Buck, Maurice Mae-
terlinck, and Phyllis McGinley. Most
of the autographs were obtained by
Miss Butterfield in person. She has
already given the Library a much
prized collection of books and files on
Mississippi authors of the past. "I'm
keeping the collection on the ones who
are still living," she says. "I have au-
tographed copies from most of them —
except Faulkner, and I have been told
it's almost as easy to obtain an auto-
graph from God!"
A retired high school English teacher,
Miss Butterfield is herself a writer. The
library has a copy of a book she wrote
for children entitled From Little Acorns:
The Study of Your Body. She recently
sold a story to Scholastic and has had
two stories accepted recently by Our
Pet World. Her main interest, however,
is poetry. She is a member of the
Poetry Society of Amei'ica and Pen
Women. She is poetry chairman of the
New York City branch of Pen Women
and secretary of the annual high school
poetry contest of the New York City
A native of Brookhaven, Miss Butter-
field attended Whitworth College and
graduated from Randolph-Macon.
Singers On Record Again
A recording of the Millsaps Singers'
tour program of this past season has
been processed by Century Record Com-
pany of California.
Now on sale at the College, the 33 rpm
record includes sacred music ranging
from oratorio selections to spirituals.
The tour program was pi-esented in 19
schools and churches throughout the
state by the choir this year.
The 50-voice a cappella choir, which
has received a number of honors, is di-
rected by C. Leland Byler, chairman of
the music depai'tment. The choir re-
ceived critical acclaim for its guest ap-
pearance with the Memphis Symphony
in March and was invited to make an
unprecedented return appearance in
March of 1962.
Numbers included on the record are
"Let Thy Holy Presence," Tschesnokoff-
Cain; "0 Savior. Come to Me," Henry
Purcell; "Ye Shall Have A Song," from
"The Peaceable Kingdom," Randall
Thompson; "Ave Maria," Bruckner;
"Now Thank We All Our God," Mueller;
"Salvation is Created," Tschesnokoff;
"Heavenly Light," Kopylow-Wilhousky;
"He Watching Over Israel," from "Eli-
jah," Mendelssohn; "How Lovely Is
Thy Dwelling Place," Brahms; "He Is
The Lonely Greatness," Benjamin; "Bra-
zilian Psalm," Berger; "Carol of the
Birds," Shaw; "Song of Mary," Fischer-
Kranz; "Who Crucified My Lord," Bel-
cher; "Beautiful Saviour," Crusaders'
Hymn-Christiansen; and "Benediction
and Amen.'' Lutkin.
Reviewers of the Memphis concert
called the group "one of the best choirs
in the Mid-South."
The new recordings sell for §3.00 each.
They may be purchased through the
Overseas Tour For Players
The Millsaps Players have been select-
ed to make a four-week overseas tour
for the Department of Defense in the
spring of 1962.
Millsaps is one of nine colleges chosen
for the tours, which are made under
the auspices of the L'nited Service Or-
ganizations, Inc., and the American Edu-
cational Theatre Association.
Lance Goss, director of the drama
group, said that the Players will give
the Rodgers and Hart musical "Babes
in Arms." Goss directed a Jackson Lit-
tle Theatre cast in the production last
summer. It was the first musical ever
to be presented by the Little Theatre,
and played to enthusiastic, full-house
audiences. It will also be the final pro-
duction of the 1961-62 year at Millsaps
so that local audiences may have an op-
portunity to see it. and will be a fea-
Miss Bethany Swearingen, librarian, and Miss Frances
Westgate Butterfield look over the Millsaps family Bible.
Miss Butterfield's family has made many valuable con-
tributions to the library.
Examining a proof of the album cover for the new Singers
recording are Bob Brown, business manager of the choir;
Lois Loucks, student conductor; and Leland Bvler, director.
tured attraction on Alumni Day, May
5. Goss said that he has also been
contacted relative to taking the play
to specific cities in the state.
The Players will tour Newfoundland,
Iceland, Greenland, and Baffin Bay be-
ginning May 14, 1962. The USD pays
travel and living expenses for the com-
pany, which will be composed of 15.
Millsaps is the smallest of the nine
colleges chosen for the tours.
In notifying the College of the Play-
ers' favorable consideration by the Over-
seas Touring Company of the AETA,
Campton Bell, of the University of
Denver, chairman of the committee, said,
"Selection for such a tour reflects cred-
it on the work of your theatre de-
partment and on your university, since
only nine colleges ai-e selected for these
"In addition to providing entertain-
ment for our service men, the tour
offers a real opportunity for your com-
pany to be unofficial ambassadors for
the United States in the foreign coun-
tries visited. There is also an unusual
educational opportunity for the mem-
bers of your company. A number of
colleges have successfully integrated the
tour with the academic studies and
thus provided the students with back-
ground on the life and culture of the
countries visited to enrich their foreign
"Again may we congratulate your
university on being given this oppor-
tunity to serve your country and to
extend the educational experience of
The Players have developed a reputa-
tion as one of the South's outstanding-
drama groups since Goss became di-
rector in 1950. The production of musi-
cals was added to its accomplishments
in 1957, when the group and the music
department produced "South Pacific."
Since that time it has added to its cred-
its "Kismet," "Paint Your Wagon,"
and "Bells Are Ringing." Its non-
musical presentations have ranged from
Shakespeare to Arthur Miller, and from
Greek tragedies to light comedy.
The USO is supported through volun-
tary contributions from the American
people in its efforts to provide enter-
tainment for servicemen stationed in
Student Goes To Norway
Millsaps College freshman Linda May-
field, of Jackson, Tennessee, has been
notified that she is one of 30 young
people selected to represent the United
States at the Tenth World Methodist
Conference in Oslo, Norway.
The conference will be held August
17-25. Miss Mayfield was advised of
her accreditation as a youth delegate
by Dr. Elmer T. Clark, American Secre-
tary of the World Methodist Council.
Prior to the conference the group,
accompanied by five adult counselors
and a tour director, will take a special
Methodist Youth Tour, leaving New
York for Geneva on July 29. They will
travel in Switzerland, Germany, France,
England, Holland, Denmark, and Nor-
way. Among the points of interest to
Methodists which they will visit will be
Central Hall, Westminster; John Wes-
ley's home, chapel and grave; the area
where the first Methodist building stood
in London; and Epworth.
Students Elect Officers
Woody Davis, of Jackson, will serve
as president of the student body dur-
ing the 1961-62 session.
Davis defeated Ralph Sowell, Jack-
son, for the position in campuswide
balloting- after the two had eliminated
Rex Poole, Gloster, and Eldridge Rogers,
Hopkinsville, Kentucky, earlier.
Serving with Davis will be Eddie Har-
ris, Natchez, vice-president; Sandy Al-
dridge. Mobile, secretary; and Senith
Couillard, Natchez, treasurer.
President H. E. Finger, Jr., was in-
vited to preach at Harvard University
Memorial Church on May 7 in the
Church's series of addresses by out-
standing clergymen. Harvard President
Nathan M. Pusey also appeared on 'the
The 1961 Bobashela, campus yearbook,
was dedicated to Dr. Donald Caplenor,
chairman of the biology department.
The dedication reads in part, "More
important to Dr. Caplenor than the
instilling of a vast accumulation of
facts in the minds of his students is -that
they understand and have a practical
application of what they study. The
epitome of understanding and kindness,
Dr. Caplenor inspires an eagerness to
learn and a willingness to study."
Dr. Harry Manley, chairman of 'the
political science department from 1955
until 1960, when he resigned to become
deputy director of the Illinois Commis-
sion of Higher Education, has accepted
a position as academic dean of Monmouth
College in Monmouth, Illinois.
Dr. Hans Rosenhaupt, third from the left, national director of the Woodrow Wilson
National Fellowship Foundation, visited with campus representatives of the program
and this year's winners of scholarships locally on a spring visit to Millsaps. Pictured
from the left are Dr. N. Bond Fleming, professor of philosophy at Millsaps and
a regional director of the Woodrow Wilson program; Dr. J. W. Ward, professor of
biology at Belhaven; Dr. Rosenhaupt; Dr. Louis E. Dollarhide, professor of English
at Mississippi College; John Guest, associate professor of German at Millsaps; Donald
Stacy, Millsaps senior from Jackson; and Robert E. Cox, Mississippi College senior.
Two books by Dr. Paul Ramsey, a
member of the class of 1935 and a
member of the faculty from 1937
through 1939, are being published this
spring. The first, issued in April by
the Association Press, is entitled Chris-
tian Ethics and the Sit-in and is a
study of the moral and legal issues
arising from the sit-ins at lunch coun-
ters and other establishments. The
second, published by the Duke Univer-
sity Press in June, is entitled War and
The Christian Conscience: How Shall
Modern War Be Conducted Justly? Now
Harrington Spear Pain Professor of
Religion and chairman of the depart-
ment at Princeton, he is also the author
of Basic Christian Ethics (1950), a
widely used textbook, and has edited
Jonathan Edwards' Freedom of the Will,
the first volume in a new edition of
Edwards' works, and Faith and Ethics:
the Theology of H. Richard Niebuhr.
Mildred Nungester Wolfe, a member
of the art faculty, has been elected a
Fellow of the International Institute of
Arts and Letters, an organization with
a membership limited to 760. The list
of newly elected members includes Marc
Chagall, Rene Clair, Jean Cocteau, Al-
dous Huxley, Andre Maurois, and Wil-
This column is dedicated to the mem-
ory of graduates, former students, and
friends who have passed away in re-
cent 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:
M. L. Burks, '25, who died April 10,
1961. He was a resident of Senatobia,
Mississippi, where he taught at North-
west Junior College.
John Thomas Coursey, '23, who died
March 3, 1961, in Charlotte, North
Carolina. He had served as auditor for
Belk Stores Service for seventeen years.
Robert M. Gibson, '51-'53, who died
May 7, 1961. He was a resident of
Mrs. Frederick Hutchinson (Delores
Hill, Grenada), who died February 22,
1961. She was a resident of Elktown,
Joe McEachen Houston, '53-'55, who
collasped and died at his desk during
a history lecture at the University of
Mississippi on April 17, 1961. A resi-
dent of New Albany, Mississippi, he
was preparing for the Methodist minis-
Evelyn Scott, '22, who died December
27, 1960. A retired missionary to Africa,
she was a resident of Chattanooga,
Carlisle B. Touchstone, '30, who died
in June, 1961. He lived in Hattiesburg,
Marvin L. Vance, '30, who died Feb-
ruary 10, 1961. Retired as a mail carrier
because of ill health, he was a resident
of Union, Mississippi.
Elwyn Joyce Addkison, '57, to Victor
David Parizky. Living in San Francisco.
Carrie Ainsworth, '60, to Michael Ross
Lynn Ehvyn Bacot, '53, to John C.
Barlow, Jr. Living in Mobile.
Patsy June Blankenshipp to Kennard
Watson Wellons, '58. Living in Eldridge,
Nancy Jean Boyd, '60, to John Lewis
Sullivan, Jr., current student. Living in
Estha Gay Cook to Kenneth L. Roan,
'58-'60. Living in Jackson.
Nina Akers Cooper, '61, to Roy Park-
er Collins, Jr., '60. Living in Camden,
Suzan DeWeese to William Glenn
Mary Jo Edwards, '57, to Lt. (jg)
Lawi'enee Eric Meyer. Living in Pen-
Martha Ann Eldridge, '61, to Larry
L. Bouchillon. Living in Jackson.
Gwin Ferrell, '60-'61, to Darrell
Rosemary Gatewood, '57-'58, to Robert
Earl Golden. Living in Greenwood,
Mary Henderson, '60-'61, to Billy Hen-
Ann Qarrott Hutchins, '57-'59, to
Albert Cameron Skinner. Living in
Bobbie Jean Ivy, '60, to James Donald
Spence. Living in Natchez, Mississippi.
Sally Erwin King, '61, to John Rush-
ing Jackson. Living in Jackson.
Nancy Louise Lipscomb, '58-'61, to
George Patrick Bonner, '59. Living in
Barbara Ann McLeod to J. Thomas
Schultz, '58-'59. Living in Jackson.
Nancy Elaine Matheny, '59, to Lloyd
Dale Gauvin. Living in Greenville, Mis-
Mary Elizabeth Miller, '58, to Louis
Ray Sadler. Living in Jackson.
Nancy Carol Neyman, '59, to William
Bradford Lemon. Living in Starkville,
Bertha Jane Oliver, '61, to Perrin Nel-
son Smith, '58. Living in Jackson.
Mary Evelyn Orr to Robert Parker
Adams, '55-'56. Living in Auburn, Ala.
Emily Fay Prevost, '61, to Kenneth
Barkley Robertson, '61. Living in Ox-
Helene Marie Rowley to Thomas
Davis Giles, '57-'58. Living in New
Elizabeth Ann Saxon to George Eliot
Jones, Jr., '53-'54. Living in Grand
Ella Montgomery Schutt, '57-'58, to
Ausdille Travis Hamilton, Jr. Living in
Mary Hammerly Sherrod, '59, to
Thomas George Richardson. Living in
Ann Snuggs, '60, to Charles R. Jen-
nings, '60. Living in Houston, Texas.
Myrna Loy Stuart to David A. Harris,
'55. Living in Jackson.
Marianne Thompson. '61, to David
Malcolm McMullan, '60. Living in
Una Kaye Wardell to James Howard
Toney, '57-'60. Living at Fort Hood,
Joan Weber to Ben Youngblood, '51.
Living in Kailua, Hawaii.
Annie Letitia Whitten, '61, to James
Howard Wible, '58-'61. Living in Mem-
Alice Grey Wiggers, '61. to Frank
Bradley Baker. '60-'61. Living in Jack-
Elizabeth Ann Appleby, born to the
Reverend and Mrs. William F. Appleby,
of Guntown, Mississippi, on December
30, 1960. She was welcomed by Frank,
4. Mr. Appleby is a '50 graduate.
Bryan Frank Barrett, born to Mr.
and Mrs. Bobby Frank Barrett (Lillian
Parker, '51), of Cincinnati, Ohio, on
February 18, 19S1. He was welcomed
by Keith Edward, 2.
Diana Joyce Blanchard, born to Lt.
and Mrs. Charles E. Blanchard (Patri-
cia Ann Bradley '55-'58), of Fort
Leonard Wood, Missouri, on April 1,
1961. Diana Joyce is the granddaughter
of W. Kenneth Bradley, '30, and the
great granddaughter of William Hamp-
ton Bradley, '98.
Susan Barrie Brindley, born Decem-
ber 27, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. J. Barry
Brindley (Elsie Drake), '53 and '56, of
Jackson. Douglas Alan, 6, is the heir
of the family.
Alice Brown, born May 12, 1961, to
Dr. and Mrs. B. Hal Brown, Jr. (Mar-
garet Woods), '59 and '56. The Browns
will return to Jackson in August.
Marianna Burdetfe, born December 15,
1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Burdette
(Sallie Anne Dement, '58), of Birming-
Robert Palmer Burnett, born to the
Reverend and Mrs. James P. Burnett
(Julia May Allen), '55 and '54, of
Seattle, Washington, on April 18, 1961.
William Allen, 2^2, completes the fami-
Anne Caroline Cavett, born April 19,
1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Van A. Cavett,
Jr., of Chattanooga. Mr. Cavett is a
'53 graduate. Ann Caroline is the
granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman
Bradley (Frances Weems), '34 and '35,
and the great granddaughter of William
Hampton Bradley, '98.
Antoinette Bibb Cheney, born October
18, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds S.
Cheney, U, (Allan Glover Walker), '57
and '59, of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Angela Clark, born December 20, 1960,
to Mr. and Mrs. James Watts Clark
(Mary Alice Moss, '51), of Jackson.
Other Clarks are Jimmy, 5, and Joe
John Stanley Clendinning, born to Dr.
and Mrs. Byron A. Clendinning, Jr., of
Switzerland, on February 17, 1961. Mr.
Clendinning graduated in 1948. Byron
David, 3, completes the family.
William Clayton Conerly, born to Dr.
and Mrs. J. B. Conerly (Theresa Terry),
'52 and '55, of Tylertown, Mississippi.
Frank Ashley Eakin, HI, born to Mr.
and Mrs. Frank A. Eakin, Jr., of Yazoo
City, Mississippi, on March 5, 1961.
Mrs. Eakin is the former Laurene Wal-
Damaris Marie Eppinger, born to Mr.
and Mrs. Paul D. Eppinger (Sybil Cas-
beer, '55), of Pompton Lakes, New
Jersey, on February 13, 1961.
Julie Cheryl Franks, born December
29, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. David Franks
(Audrey Jennings), '57 and '54. She
was welcomed by Danny, 1%.
Robert M. Gibson, Jr., born May 28,
1961, to Mrs. Robert M. Gibson, of
Bloomington, Illinois. Robbie was born
three weeks to the day after the death
of his father, who attended from 1951
Deborah Bernice Green, born April 18,
1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Green
(Bernice Edgar, '54), of Natchez, Miss.
James Thomas Guion, born January
3, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W.
Guion, of Bossier City, Alabama. Mr.
Guion attended from 1947 through 1949.
Nancy Chellie Heap, born August 30,
1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Dawan E. Heap,
of Davenport, Iowa. Mr. Heap is a '50
graduate. Donald Coyt, 3, completes
Dolores Jones, born January 22, 1961,
to Mr. and Mrs. Allan C. Jones, of
Chickasha, Oklahoma. Mr. Jones grad-
uated in 1958. Completing the family
are Creeden Harris, 3, and Penelope, 2.
Mary Frederica Kerr, born to Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Kerr (Marion Carlson, '51),
of Fort Bliss, Texas, on August 7, 1960.
Melissa Lavender, born August 1,
1960, to Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Lavender
(Virginia Sherman, '44), of Marks, Mis-
sissippi. Melissa is the Lavenders' fifth
William Nolan McKinnon, born in
March, 1961, to Dr. and Mrs. Norman A.
McKinnon, Jr., of Maryville, Tennessee.
Dr. McKinnon attended during the 1942-
43 session. Other McKinnons are Nor-
man Arnold, III, 6, and Robert Bruce, 4.
Molly Dearman Martin, born January
20, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. William Mar-
tin (Milly East, '51), of Brookhaven,
Mississippi. Other Martins are Mart, 4,
and Brad, 2.
Catherine Claire Pinkston, born to Mr.
and Mrs. Murray Pinkston (Clara Parks
Booth), both '56, of Vicksburg, Mis-
sissippi. She was welcomed by Murray,
Angela Kay Poston, born February
10, 1961, to the Reverend and Mrs.
Samuel H. Poston (Bobbie Gillis, '48),
of Dalzell, South Carolina. Other Pos-
tons are Jay Fonda, 4, and Frances
Randy Lyn Ratcliff, born February
2, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Steve Smiley
Ratcliff, Jr. (Mary Lynell Reid), both
'59, of Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Rosemary Roberts, born to the Rev-
erend and Mrs. Eddie F. Roberts, of
Corinth, Mississippi, on August 17, 1960.
Mr. Roberts is a '51 graduate. Rosemary
was welcomed by Eddie Frank, Jr., 5,
and John Guy, 3.
Celeste Jeanine Rogers, born in March,
1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Cecil A. Rogers,
Jr., (Floyce Ann Addkison), '60 and
'61, of Jackson.
Hugh Virden Sanderson, born to Mr.
and Mrs. Dewey Sanderson (Fannie
Buck Leonard, '50), of Laurel, Mississip-
pi, on May 3, 1961. Other members of
the family are Robert Buck, 8, and
Carol Greer, 6.
Steve Mitchell Short, Jr., born Octo-
ber 29, 1960, arrived in Sledge, Mis-
sissippi, on February 19 to join Stepha-
nie Leigh, 2. They are the children of
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Short ( Retha Marion
Katherine Elizabeth Snowden, born
March 12, 1961. to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse
O. Snowden, Jr., of Columbia, Missouri.
Mr. Snowden graduated in 1959. Michael
Kenneth, 2^2. completes the family.
William Bailey Tull, III, born March
31, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. William B.
Tull, Jr., '59 and '58-'60. Mrs. Tull, the
former Nancy Rebecca Ford, is living
in Taylorsville, Mississippi, while her
husband is on a Navy cruise in the
William David Westergard, born in
March, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. William
H. Westergard, of Jackson. Mr. Wester-
gard attended from 1955 through 1957.
Others in the family include April Lynn,
4; Suzanne Dhreen, 2; and Melany
Megan Leigh Wimbish, born April 20,
1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn J. Wim-
bish, '57 and '56-'58, of Pineville, Loui-
siana. Mrs. Wimbish is the former
Dorothy Darlene Winstead, born Sep-
tember 2, 1960, to the Reverend and
Mrs. Henry G. Winstead (Ann Brooks),
both '59, of Cartersville, Georgia.
Vivian Lynn Workman, born to Mr.
and Mrs. Robert F. Workman (Mabel
Gill, '58), of Dundee, Mississippi, on
January 26, 1961.
Deborah Lucille Zimmerman, who be-
came a member of the H. A. Zimmerman
family on May 1, 1961. Born on Decem-
ber 17, 1959, she was abandoned at
birth on the streets of Hong Kong and
brought into the Zimmerman home on
September 2, 1960, to join the Zimmer-
mans' three children. Mrs. Zimmerman
is the former Ellenita Sells, '43.
Do You Remember?
A prediction was made, in our "Do You Remember?"
year, that the successor to Stalin would be Jdanoff, viceroy
of Leningrad, rather than Molotov — and no mention at all
was made of Malenkov — by a campus speaker. He should
have been in a position to know, since he was a former
president of Russia — except for the fact that he had been
exiled from the country since 1918.
The visitor also said, "I think there is very little
possibility of a third world war. Russia is in a very difficult
situation; England is growing weaker and weaker; France
is paralyzed. People are tired of war." Russia was not in
so difficult a position that the Korean War did not lie
between that year and the present one.
It was the year a certain Millsaps student lost a bet
on the Millsaps-Mississippi College football game. On a
bright Monday morning downtown Jackson was amazed
and amused to see the Millsaps student pushing a wheel-
barrow containing the winner, a Mississippi College student,
down Capitol Street. It created, according to a Purple and
White reporter, "a minor sensation."
It was the year of the Bilbo investigation (he was
charged with using his senatorial influence in behalf of
certain businesses), which was one of the most talked-about
events of the year.
A book by sociology and history professor Dr. V. L.
Wharton, entitled The Negro in Mississippi, was published,
and art teacher Karl Wolfe painted a portrait of former
president David M. Key for the Murrah chapel.
Enrollment that year reached a record-breaking 775.
Nat Hovious was student body president, and the football
team included such illustrious names as George "Buddy"
Maddox, David Mcintosh, and John Christmas. Master
Major was Mike McLaurin, and Miss Millsaps was Lib
It was the era of the Finger of Scorn in the P&W,
edited that year (the paper, not the column — nobody would
dare claim the column) by Hank Pope during the first
semester and Carl Guernsey during the second.
Drama was beginning to come into its own, with
editorials favoring the initiation of speech courses and a
campus theater. Ci'aig Castle's was the name most often
seen in the casts, but Lance Goss was busy in that respect
"Doctor's Orders" was the final production of the year,
and the cast members, shown above, were (standing, from
the left) Alan Turnbough, Foster Fant, Carol Blunier,
Craig Castle, Lance Goss, and Shirley Conn; and, seated,
Mary Virginia Boyles, Ada Mae Bain, Mary Elizabeth
Cowan, Sarah Frances Clark, Elizabeth Ann Lampton.
Nineteen hundred and forty-seven was the year.
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Two of four members of a panel for
Good Government Clinics in Mississippi
in January were Millsaps alumni. They
were A. Boyd Campbell, '10, Jackson,
and Rubel L. Phillips, '48, Jackson. A
series of four clinics were held under
the sponsorship of the State Chamber
of Commerce and local chambers over
the state. Mr. Campbell is a business
leader and a former president of the
national Chamber of Commerce. Now
a practicing attorney, Mr. Phillips is a
former public service commissioner.
A plaque recognizing forty-seven
years of distinguished service to educa-
tion was awarded to Louise Cortright,
Whitworth '1,3, on May 25 by Webb Buie,
'36, president of the Board of Trustees
of the Jackson public schools. Miss
Cortright retired as principal of Whit-
field Elementary School after serving
in that position since 1937.
The Civilian Career Service Emblem
has been awarded to Herbert H. Lester,
'13, by the U. S. Department of Agri-
culture in i-ecognition of thirty years
of service with the federal government.
Mr. Lester, a soil commission engineer,
resides in Jackson.
The May-June issue of The Upper
Room, world-wide devotional guide, car-
ried a meditation by Isaac L. Tigert, '16,
of Lakeland, Florida. The guide has a
circulation of over 3,250,000 and is
printed in 37 editions and 31 languages
for distribution in more than 100 coun-
In an appearance sponsored by the
Jewish Chatauqua Society, Rabbi Julian
B. Feibelman, '18, returned to Millsaps
in March to make a chapel address.
Dr. Feibelman, who was awarded an
honorary degree by Millsaps in 1945,
has been spiritual leader of Temple
Sinai in New Orleans since 1936. He is
a religious director of the National
Conference of Christians and Jews in
the Southwest Division and holds a
number of other impoi'tant positions.
A Jackson elementary school has been
named in honor of the late Clara James
McLeod, '18-'19, who taught in the
Jackson public school system for 32
years. In announcing the honor the
Board of Trustees of the Jackson Muni-
cipal Separate School Disti'ict said of
Miss McLeod, "Parents by the hundreds
expressed gratitude that their children
had been under the guidance of such a
person. She taught children, not books."
Millsaps' Founders Day speaker this
year was John C. Satterfield, '26, presi-
dent-elect of the American Bar Asso-
ciation. A former member of the Mis-
sissippi Legislature and former presi-
dent of the Mississippi State Bar, Mr.
Satterfield has been a senior partner of
the law firm of Satterfield, Shell, Wil-
liams and Buford since 1943 and a
practicing attorney for 30 years.
Kentucky's Mother of the Year this
year is Mrs. Henry A. Stovall (Dorothy
Skinner, '26), principal of Hazel Green
Academy. She was chosen for the honor
for her service in counseling and edu-
cating young people. She has reared
three children, all of whom hold bache-
lor's or master's degrees. Her husband,
who attended Millsaps from 1920 to
1923, is director of the Hazel Green
M. A. Peevey, '28, has retired as di-
rector of the Old Men's Home in Madi-
son, Mississippi, and, with his wife,
Lucile Hutson, '27-'28, is living next
door to Dr. B. E. Mitchell, emeritus
professor of math, in Ridgeland, Mis-
sissippi. Mr. Peevey is active in the
Madison County Development Committee
and other community projects.
Having retired from chaplaincy in the
U. S. Navy in June of 1960, Martell
Twitchell, '31, is serving as pastor of
the Methodist Church in Citrus Heights,
Members of the class of 1936 lucky
enough to be on Aubrey J. Maxted's
class manager contact list received the
following report of his activities: "Af-
ter a year in the ministry I married the
girl to whom I had been engaged for
a couple of years. We moved to Texas
in 1940. We have two girls and a boy
of our own, plus two foster daughters.
We are grandparents by one foster
daughter and one of our own daughters.
We have two left to go to college. Our
youngest girl will probably go to a
Methodist school this fall — Southwestern
University, Georgetown, Texas. Her big
sister is a junior at Rice, and plans to
finish there — she is married to the
famous tackle of the Philadelphia
Eagles, J. D. Smith."
C. Gordon King, '33-'34, is head of
the auditor general's office at Elmen-
dorf Air Force Base in Anchorage,
Alaska. Although he has a diploma from
the Jackson School of Law, he is taking
courses at the University of Alaska to
transfer back for a degree from Mill-
Featured speaker at the 1961 Mis-
sissippi Convention of Christian Church-
es was Dr. Earl Waldrop, '33-'36, minis-
ter of Central Christian Church in San
Antonio, Texas. Among the honors he
has received in his ministry are a Free-
dom Foundation award and the Texas
Civitians' distinguished citizenship a-
A Millsaps alumnus has spoken out
against the removal of the old hymns
from the hymnbooks and has been writ-
ten up by George W. Cornell, AP reli-
gion wi'iter. To quote Cornell, "With a
commission now working to revise the
Methodist hymnbook, the Reverend Roy
DeLamotte ('39), a circuit pastor in
Kentucky and Tennessee, has unleashed
a plea for preserving the simple gospel
numbers. 'While music may be a matter
of principle with the classes, it's a mat-
ter of taste with the masses,' he writes
in the current issue of the church
magazine. Christian Advocate."
"A minister who seldom preaches a
sermon" was the way a Houston Post
feature writer described the Reverend
John Paul Brown, '41, in a recent article.
Associate minister of the First Metho-
dist Church in Houston, Texas, Mr.
Brown serves as church guidance coun-
selor, a job which he finds more satisfy-
ing than preaching. He was recently
admitted to the American Association of
Marriage Counselors, a select group
open to specialists in the counseling
Mrs. John F. Buchanan (Peggy
Helen Carr, '47) is serving as secretary
to Oveta Culp Hobby, president of the
Houston Post and secretary of health,
education, and welfare during the Eisen-
hower administration. Mrs. Buchanan
writes that her job is a stimulating one
and one which she enjoys.
Dr. Otis A. Slngletary, '47, has been
named chancellor of the Woman's Col-
lege of the University of North Caro-
lina and was installed at the school's
commencement exercises on May 22. He
goes to Greensboro from the University
of Texas, where he was professor of
history and assistant to the president.
An eminent military historian, he was
awarded the Moncado Award in 1955 by
the American Military Institute. Mrs.
Singletary is the former Gloria Walton,
Working toward the Master of Arts
degree in Christian education at Gar-
rett Biblical Institute, Ann Stockton
Walasek, '48, is ser\'ing as educational
assistant at the First Methodist Church
in Palatine, Illinois.
The Millsaps chapter of Alpha Epsilon
Delta named Dr. John D. Wofford, '50,
its outstanding alumnus at its annual
banquet in April. Dr. Wofford is a
Jackson internist and serves as College
physician. Mrs. Wofford is the former
Elizabeth Ridgway, '50.
A Rockefeller Doctoral Fellowship in
religion has been awarded to William
B. Jones, '50, for study during the 1961-
62 year. The fellowship, one of forty
going to outstanding graduate students
in religion in the United States and
Canada, amounts to $3200. Mr. Jones
will work at Vanderbilt on his disserta-
tion on the Reformation.
When Dr. J. S. Ferguson, dean of the
College and professor of history, spoke
to the Vicksburg Book Club in April,
three Millsaps alumnae were in his
audience: Mrs. Sid Champion (Mary
Johnson Lipsey, '51), outgoing president
of the club; Mrs. W. J. Flathau (Mary
Ruth Smith, '58), newly elected presi-
dent; and Shirley Parker Galium, '53,
a former member of the English faculty.
The Mississippi Scholastic Press As-
sociation awarded its "Silver M" for
distinguished service to journalism to
Oliver M. Emmerich, LLD '54, editor of
the Jackson State Times. Earlier in the
year he received the Freedom Founda-
tion award for distinguished editorial
writing, the third award he has re-
ceived from the Foundation.
Attending the University of North
Carolina, where he is studying toward
the Ph.D. degree, Leslie Page, '54, is
also director of radio-television for the
North Carolina Council of Churches and
an assistant in the department of radio,
television, and motion pictures at the
university. Mrs. Page is the former
Irene West, '55-'56.
Arthur M. O'Neil, '54, is ser\ing as
associate minister of Peachtree Road
Methodist Church in Atlanta, where he
is in charge of an expanded program of
recreation. The O'Neils have two chil-
dren, Julie and Arthur, III.
The Reverend Odean Puckett, '54, be-
came assistant pastor of the First Bap-
tist Church in Jackson in October,
lea\'ing a similar position at Highland
Baptist Church in Laurel, Mississippi.
Mr. Puckett entered graduate school at
Tulane to study political science before
making the decision to become a minis-
ter. He received his Bachelor of Divini-
ty degree from Southern Baptist The-
ological Seminary in Louisville, Ken-
Come September Mrs. J. D. Holden
(Joan Wilson, '54) will be teaching
French in an elementary school in Den-
ver, Colorado. She'll be aided in her
work by television, which will be piped
into the rooms.
Flig-ht surgeons' wings have been
awarded to Lt. William F. Lynch, Jr.,
'52-'54, following completion of a 24-
week course at the Naval School of
Aviation Medicine. He was assigned to
the Third Marine Aircraft Wing at
El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in
Santa Ana, California.
Galloway Methodist Church in Jack-
son has named Tom Boone, '56. to sei've
as youth director. Mr. and Jlrs. Boone
(Edna Khayat, '54) and their young
daughter will come to Jackson from
Gulfport, where Mr. Boone has taught
and coached for the past several years.
A Master of Arts degree in Christian
Education has been awarded to Betty
Elaine Dyess, '57, by Scarritt College.
Miss Dyess became director of Chris-
tian education at the First Methodist
Church in Laurel, Mississippi, in June.
Dr. George E. Jones, '40, is pastor of
A Rotary Foundation Fellowship for
study abroad during the 1961-62 acade-
mic year has been awarded to Edwin
W. Williams, Jr., '58. He is one of 118
graduate students from 25 countries to
receive the honor and the only Mis-
sissippian among 60 awardees in the
United States. He ^^'ill study theology
and comparative religions at one of the
major universities in Asia.
Proving once again that distance is
relative and that a familiar face can
transport you thousands of miles, the
George Whiteners (Joan Anderson), '56
and '58, ran into three IMillsaps alumni
in Europe last summer. In London they
saw Harrison Ethridge, '56, who is sta-
tioned there with the Navy. In Holland
they happened to meet Betty Eakin and
Barbara Bowie, '56. The Whiteners both
teach in Herndon. Virginia.
After a stint of singing on WREC-
TVs "Good Morning from Memphis,"
Pat Long Weaver (Mrs. Da\'id Weaver),
'58-'60, has been selected to sei"\'e as off-
camera hostess and assistant to the
show's host, Russ Hodge. In her new
position she is becoming familiar with
news make-up and television films. Mr.
Weaver has just completed his second
year at the University of Tennessee
Four Millsaps alumni were among the
nine students who received medical
technology certificates from the Uni-
versity of Mississippi School of Medi-
cine last fall. They are Mrs. Carol
Jack Covington (Betty McGehee. '60);
Mrs. Alex William Langley (Sherry
Lancaster, '59); Mrs. Richard Lee Soeh-
ner (Jane Ellis, '60); and Mrs. Jacky
Stubbs (Betty Hamilton, '60).
Scheduled to receive her Master's
degree in religious education this month,
Cathy Carlson, '56-'59, will be assistant
Wesley Foundation director at the Uni-
versity of Oklahoma. Her brother
David, '59, is attending the University
of iMississippi Medical School.
In a recent production of "Shadow of
an Eagle" by the Dallas Theatre Center
Mary Russell Ragsdale, '56-'58, played
a character called, of all things, Mrs.
Millsaps. She also played Ermingarde
in "The Matchmaker" and Doto in "A
Phoenix Too Frequent"' for the Centre,
which plays repei'tory.
Honor List of Investors
The firms listed below have strengthened Christian higher education in the state of Mississippi
by contributing to the Mississippi Foundation for Independent Colleges during the year 1960-61. Millsaps
College shares in benefits from these gifts with Belhaven, Blue Mountain, Mississippi College, and William
Alcorn Wholesale Co.
American Fore Loyalty Group
American Investment Co. Fund
Armstrong Cork Co.
Babcock & Wilcox
S. E. Babington
Bailey Meter Co.
0. W. Baldwin
Bank of Blue Mountain
Bank of Tupelo
Bank of Walnut
Barnwell & Barbour
A. S. Beck Shoe Co.
Best Foods, Inc.
E. W. Bliss Co.
Blue Bell, Inc.
The Borden Co.
Bradshaw & Hoover
Britton & Koontz National Bank
Brooks-Noble Auto Parts
Brown Shoe Co.
Bryan Bros. Packing Co.
Century Electric Co.
Chemical Transportation Corp.
City Bank & Trust Co., Natchez
James B. Clow & Sons, Inc.
Columbus Marble Works
Continental Can Co.
Corn Products Refinery
Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co.
Day Brite Lighting Co.
Delta Millwork. Inc.
Deposit Guaranty Bank & Trust Co.
First Federal Savings & Loan, Jackson
First National Bank, Jackson
Franklin Electric Co.
General Foods, Inc.
Graybar Electric Co.
Gulf States Chemical Co.
J. G. Hardgrove
Hendrick Graduate Supply House
Homestead Savings & Loan, Jackson
W. H. Hoover
Humble Oil & Refining Co.
John Hancock Mutual Life Ins. Co.
International Harvester Co.
Stuart C. Irby Co.
Jackson Clearing House
Jackson Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Jackson Packing Co.
Jackson Tile Mfg. Co.
E. L. Jenkins
Kenyon & Eckhardt, Inc.
Knox Glass, Inc.
Kullman & Lang
Marquette Cement Co.
Mai-tin School Equipment Co.
Massachusetts Mutual Life Ins. Co.
The Merck Co.
Miller Transporters, Ltd.
Mississippi Bedding Co.
Mississippi Chemical Corp.
Mississippi Power & Light Co.
Mississippi School Supply Co.
Mississippi Valley Gas Co.
National Dairy Products
National Hide & Fur Co.
New England Mutual Life Ins. Co.
New York Life Insurance Co.
Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp.
Panola County Bank
Parke, Davis & Co.
The Peoples Bank, Biloxi
Pet Dairy Products
Phillip Morris, Inc.
Plantation Pipe Line Co.
Price Bros. Foundation
Procter & Gamble
Reid-McGee Insurance Co.
Rockwell Mfg. Co.
Security Bank, Corinth
Seminole Mfg. Co.
Southern Bell Tel. & Tel. Co.
Southern Wholesale Co.
Sperry & Hutchinson Co.
Standard Life Insurance Co.
Standard Motor Products
Standard Oil Co., of Ky.
Standard & Poor's Corp.
Sterling Drugs, Inc.
Taylor Machinery Co.
Tippah Wholesale Co.
Twentieth Century Fox
J. W. "Underwood Companies
Union Producing Co.
United Gas Pipe Line Co.
United States Steel Foundation
Westbrook Mfg. Co.
Zurich Insurance Co.
One Man's Opinion
if you've been out of touch with Col-
lege life long enough to believe the
tempo slows to a horse and buggy trot
after Commencement and those remain-
ing on the campus never miss their
siestas, then lend an ear to an eye
witness account which will, we trust,
set you straight.
Here on the hill summer school is
well underway with 508 students (more
than half of the regular session enroll-
ment) meeting classes and labs at an
accelerated pace from 7:30 a. m. to
6:00 p. m. Then the "night shift" takes
over and some 400 persons, most of
them adults, meet University Center
classes. Two-thirds of the Millsaps
faculty teach in summer school.
Business Manager J. W. Wood keeps
a buildings and grounds crew fully oc-
cupied. With the two newest and
largest dormitories housing students, re-
pairs and painting pi-ojects beautify old-
er dormitories. Gone are the days when
the lawn was cut once a year (and the
hay sold for a tidy sum). The 100-acre
campus is under constant care and is
one of the beauty spots of the city.
Summer's long growing season has the
yard men on the run and their efforts
fill the air with the sounds of mowers,
clippers, and the like.
One project of our busy summer is
underway just across the hall from
the Alumni and Public Relations office.
If you're of the Class of '15 vintage or
later you'll remember the southeast cor-
ner of Murrah Hall. If you were here
during the 1935-36 session or later
you'll recall that it's the location of
Dr. Ross Moore's classroom. One by
one the classrooms on the first floor
of Murrah have given way to the ex-
pending administrative activities of a
growing college. One of the last to go
was the Tatum Religion Room on the
southwest corner. But Dr. Mooi'e and his
histox-y classes defied the march of
progress and remained to remind us
all that without the academic the rest
had no raison d'etre.
This summer it happened, however.
Dr. Moore's classroom, filled with the
memories of a quarter of a century of
the lectures of one of the South's best
historians, is being renovated. The
president's office, a reception room,
and a conference room will replace the
classroom. The move is a wise one and
will serve the College well. Dr. Moore
will be given a new and modern class-
room, but we can't refrain from a fond
look into an illustrious past even as we
welcome the new.
• The visit of Dr. Weston La Barre,
professor of anthropology at Duke Uni-
versity, to the campus this spring was
one of several occasions when the
academic life of the College was en-
riched by the contributions of scholars
from other campuses. A man of re-
nown in this field. Dr. La Barre is in
demand as a lecturer across the nation,
particularly in college and university
After spending a few days on the
campus he gave his impression of the
College. "I haven't seen such a fine
morale in any college I've visited since
Amherst, two years ago; and your
faculty-student relations, as I witness-
ed them repeatedly, are iust about ideal.
All you need is lot of money,'' he said.
Dr. La Barre's comment echoes the
warning given by the visiting commit-
tee of the Southern Association of Sec-
ondary Schools and Colleges last fall.
To remain an institution of quality, to
meet minimum needs, and, perhaps, to
continue in operation. Millsaps must
dramatically increase its endowment and
its funds for current operations, the
committee reported. With this in mind
we recall the statement of one alumnus
in response to a request by a fellow
alumnus for a contribution to the Alum-
ni Fund. "Millsaps has always been a
rich school — so we don't give," he
• Thanks to the thoughtfulness of Mrs.
Miller Odom, (Bettie White Middleton,
Grenada, '18) we are able to share with
you a letter of a century ago which
highlights old Grenada College and gives
information of historical significance.
It was written to Miss Harriet Frances
Latham, of Grenada County, Mississip-
pi, and a student at Grenada College,
by her cousin, A. C. Latham.
Carrollton, Nov. 27, 1860
"I don't believe you ever intend to
write to me or come to see us.
"I was at Grenada a few Sundays
ago and learned that you and Sallie
would not be back at school this session
or until after Christmas.
"I had the pleasure of taking dinner
at the College and I don't think the
young ladies there this year are half
as good looking as those there last year.
I saw one. though, whom I fancied very
much and I will tell you who she is
when I see you.
"We are all out of the Union down
here. Some of our young ladies are in
favor of union and opposed to dissolu-
tion. Nearly all of our 'big men' went
to Jackson Monday. I had rather see
the Union dissolved than to see my
sweetheart if the Southern States were
united. I belong to the military com-
pany of this place and will go to the
battle field willingly at any time for our
Mrs. Odom told of an elaborate mili-
tary ball in Carrollton complete with
the presentation of the Confederate flag.
"No one seems to know what happened
to this romantic and patriotic young
man, which we do regret," she writes.
• Although the full force of the "tidal
wave of freshmen" will not be felt by
colleges in Mississippi until next year,
indications of what's in store can be
seen in enrollment statistics at this
writing. .A. waiting list exists for space
in all dormitories and applications are
being received daily. The enrollment
figures reveal that the total number of
persons accepted is far ahead of the
total reached at this same time last
.A. word of advice to students: (1) take
high school subjects which prepare you
fur college work; (2) take the required
college entrance exam (the American
College Test for Millsaps admission)
both in the junior and senior year, if
possible; (3) work on weaknesses which
show up in the tests; and (4) make early
application, particularly if you are not
a resident of the city of Jackson.
—J. J. L.
Homecoming is September 30
193 7 (Twenty -fifth)
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How long has it been since you've seen your classmates
and your Alma Mater? This is the perfect opportunity.
Tentative Schedule of Activities
Student Variety Show
Alumnus of the Year Award
Millsaps - Sewanee Football Game
Plan Now To Attend
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From the President
It is inappropriate for a man to
boast of the greatness of his nation if
his boastfulness implies that he got the
greatness started. In that sense no liv-
ing American is responsible for national
It is altogether proper, however, for
a citizen to glory in his country's in-
tegrity if he is vyorking diligently at the
task of keeping it going and growing.
Living Americans are inescapably in-
volved in and with the perpetuation and
the pi-eservation of sound learning, solid
character, disciplined liberty. In this
sense we are all responsible for and
accountable for the nation's character
A unique characteristic of our nation's
history is the dual system of higher
education. Initially there were only
church colleges. Within a few years
after the nation's birth the tax-support-
ed institutions were begun. For more
than 150 years two types of institutions
— the tax-supported and the voluntarily
supported — have served the educational
needs of the nation.
In a significant sense all of the col-
leges in one's state belong to the citi-
zens of that state. When a man speaks
of "my" college, he may refer to the
institution that granted him the pri-
vilege of study. A citizen of the state,
however, can point with pride to "his"
university, a churchman to "his" church
All of the citizens of any state sup-
port the public institutions — and are
supported by them. A state's future
and a country's future are dependent
upon the quality of work demanded by
the colleges and universities. This
quality can be no higher than the re-
Likewise, all of the citizens of a state
should assist the non-tax-supported col-
leges. For all the people of a state and
nation are served, directly or indirectly,
by the church colleges.
Alumni of Millsaps College, wherever
they are, should welcome opportunities
themselves to fulfill personal obliga-
tions. We should also seek occasions to
acquaint other men with responsibilities
jointly to be accepted by all men for
both types of educational institutions.
MERGED INSTITUTIONS: Grenada
College, Whitworth College,
MEMBER: American Alumni Council,-
American College Public Relations
3 Your Child Prepares for College
6 Modern Science and the Image of Man
11 1960-61 Alumni Fund Report
22 Events of Note
28 Major Miscellany
30 Do You Remember?
31 One Man's Opinion
"One of the most remarkable statements ever made
about the human condition is that a man must lose his life
to find it, that man must immerse himself in the creative
process. Therefore, while I could not urge any of you to
follow any specific discipline, I can plead with you to find
for yourself some form of activity to which you can give
— Dr. Donald Caplenor
"Modern Science and the Image
Editor SHIRLEY CALDWELL
Photographers JOHN GUESS, '64
ALLEN HARRIGILL, '63
Cover photo and photos on Pages 7 and 23 courtesy
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
Your Child Prepares for College
By Eugene S. Wilson
Not long ago, the head of a large
testing agency told college-educated
parents of college - bound students:
"Enough is now known about evaluat-
ing individual abilities and achievements
so that any parent who really wants to
may view his child as the child will be
viewed by the college."
Now this advice seems to be sound
and simple. After all, you do receive
regular reports from schools on your
child's achievement in each subject.
National agencies which offer standard-
ized tests provide with the individual
test results a manual of interpretation,
so that you may know not only your
child's scores, but how these compare
■with state or national groups of stu-
You and your child can also discover
through material in the school guidance
office information on the range of test
scores in freshman classes at many col-
In spite of all this information, you
can't think as an Admission Committee
thinks, you can't outguess an Admission
Committee, and if you try you may
expose your child and yourself to need-
This counsel to think as an Admission
Committee thinks reminds me of the
advice I received once in a deer-hunting
lodge on the night before the opening of
the deer season, when a veteran deer
hunter explained to me that "the way
to get a deer is to think like a deer."
His elaboration of this philosophy was
so convincing that I asked and received
permission to hunt with him the next
day. What a time we had! He studied
the wind, the ground, the trails, and
then he explained to me how with such
weather conditions the deer would pro-
bably do this. He stationed me on an
old log and he went in another direction.
To make a long story short, I heard
a lot of shooting around me; I saw a few
deer killed by other hunters, but the
expert and I never saw a deer. Ap-
parently some deer were thinking as
Here are some of the reasons that
you can't think as an Admission Com-
1. Admission Committees act differ-
ently each year according to the quanti-
ty and "quality" of applicants and the
needs of the institutions involved. The
ever-swelling host of candidates has
brought rapid changes in admission
standards at every institution.
2. The weight given marks and test
scores varies so much among institu-
tions that even veteran school counselors
hesitate to make firm predictions on
individual cases. I have heard admis-
sion officers for Yale, Wellesley and
Harvard state that test scores do not
have the importance they once had in
selection procedures. The reason is that
at the most popular institutions too
many candidates look alike when mea-
sured by either marks or test scores.
3. You can't know from year to year
how much weight admission committees
will give to certain other factors: i. e..
Copyright 1961 by Educational Projects for Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
Varying amounts of emphasis are placed on test scores, Wilson says. Millsaps uses
the scores to determine the student's background and aptitudes, especially when
high school credits are lacking.
school and geographical distribution, ex-
tra-curricular achievement in art, music,
drama, sports or community service, and
occupational choice (some institutions
limit the number in a class who want
medicine, engineering, math or science).
4. You may be able to understand the
strengths and weaknesses of your col-
lege-bound child, but you can't know the
quantity and quality of the other can-
didates at the college chosen by your
child. At co-educational colleges girls
often meet higher competitive admis-
sions standards than boys — and within
a university some schools have higher
entrance requirements than others.
Whether your child is accepted or re-
jected at any college depends not only
on his credentials, but even more on
how his credentials compare with those
of the other applicants.
What, then, can you do when you want
to help your child prepare for college —
when you want to guide your child to
an institution that will stimulate him
There is only one safe workable
program regardless of your child's test
scores, his marks, or his other achieve-
ments. This is a program that intro-
duces your child to the mysteries of the
woi-ld and to the excitement of discovery.
This program should be started as soon
as your child begins to talk and read.
Most children are born with a full
measure of curiosity. They want to
know what is going on about them and.
as you know, the early years are filled
with "What?" and "Why?" and
If you have the time and the patience
to answer these questions, you will
nourish this curiosity that is the tap
root of all learning. Only the curious
Your child won't be many years old
before you will encounter the first ques-
tion you can't answer. You can shrug
your shoulders and say, "Go away and
stop bothering me" or "I don't know"
or "Let's find out."
If you have the time and patience to
lead your child in his probe of the un-
known, in his search for knowledge, you
will encourage the maintenance of a
habit of inquiry. You may also redis-
cover for yourself the fun of learning.
But this nourishment of curiosity
means that a mother cannot be too
occupied with community affairs, social
teas or bridge parties, and that on some
mornings she may have to leave the
beds unmade or the dishes unwashed
until naptime, and Dad may have to
THE AUTHOR: Eugene S. Wilson is
dean of admission at Amherst College
and a leading authority on prepara-
tion for college. He has been a mem-
ber of the College Entrance Examina-
tion Board since 1946 and a director
for three years. He was president of
the Association of College Admission
Counselors in 1960-61. In 1958 he
was a member of the selection com-
mittee for the National Merit Scho-
larships. A graduate of Deerfield
Academy and Amherst College, he
spent ten years in the field of inland
water transportaion before returning
to Amherst in 1939 to become alumni
secretary, a post he held for seven
years until his appointment to the
admissions position. He is the author
of a book and an occupation guidance
booklet and of articles which have
appeared in national magazines.
miss a golf game. Priorities must be
Today there are so many forces work-
ing against the development and main-
tenance of curiosity in a child, forces
like the radio, television, the automobile
and hundreds of sporting events. All
too often cui'iosity is throttled by spec-
tatoritis, by parents who are too busy,
and even, alas, by the rigidities of the
school system and the desire of teachers
to cover a certain amount of material
so that students will do well on their
If you want to help your child get
into a college, you will always be aware
of what your child is studying in school
and especially what he is reading. Your
reading will supplement his reading and
your learning will mesh with his so
that you will be in a position to stimu-
late his further learning by your an-
swers to his questions. Learning be-
comes even more fun when it is shared
by all members of the family.
The child who is a natural reader pre-
sents no great problems. If your family
includes a non-reader you have a special
problem, but one which can sometimes
be solved by introducing him to books
which feed his natural interests. A
librarian will help you select books
which deal with baseball, with the
mechanical world, with birds or animals,
and, later on, books on electronics,
chemistry, music or art. Once your
child has learned the fun of reading in
the field of his special interest, there
is a chance that he can be led into an
exploration of other fields.
You may wonder at this point why
I have said nothing about marks and
test scores. The omission of these
two t.vrannies is intentional. When
learning is in its rightful place, marks
and test scores follow learning. To-
day so much emphasis is placed on the
difficulty of winning admission to col-
lege and on the importance of tests and
marks that all too often marks and tests
have become the goals of learning rath-
er than the by-products. When mai'ks
and test scores are made the primary
target of learning, real learning is lost.
The school report cards give you an
opportunity to place marks in proper
perspective. Instead of asking, "What
did you get?" try, "What have you
It is up to you to de-emphasize the
marks and test scores and to help your
child focus on reading, writing and
learning. An approach like this as
preparation for college helps your child
to understand that learning is some-
thing he does where he is and that all
about him are people and books which
will help him learn. Under such a pro-
gram your child will see that his under-
A\ill \our child be able to enter the school of his choice? Admissions Director and
Registrar Paul Hardin, second from the left, says the problem is not so acute at
Millsaps. But this year a number of students were turned awav because dormitory
space was not available.
standing of the world does not depend
on whether he is in Boston, or in San
Francisco, or in Yankton, but on how
much advantage he takes of the oppor-
tunities around him. If your child is
reared in this manner, neither he nor
you will worry about whether he gets in-
to Harprince, Dartyale or Calford, but
only that he gets to a college where he
can talk to teachers, where he can read
books, where he can work in the labora-
And now you may want to say, "Yes,
but he may not get into a good college.
He may not get into the best college.
He may not get into my college." Ac-
tually, no one knows what a good col-
lege is. No one knows which colleges
are best. Harvard does have more grad-
uates in Who's Who than any other in-
stitution, but considering the human
material that has poured into Cam-
bridge, Massachusetts, from all over the
world for centuries, why doesn't Har-
vard have twice as many graduates in
Who's Who as it does ? Harvard could
be doing a very poor job educationally
and yet seem to be the top educational
Institution because of the intellectual
drive and ability of the students who go
The head of the Department of Reli-
gion at Yale University is not a Yale
man. He came from Dakota Wesleyan.
The head of all health services at Har-
vard is not a Harvard man. He came
from the University of West Virginia.
The former president of Princeton was
not a Princeton man, but a graduate of
Grove City College in Pennsylvania.
The misery and torture of today's col-
lege admission comes because parents
have taught their children to think that
learning is a matter of geography; that
learning can take place only in cer-
The wise parent who has created in
his child a desire to learn will approach
the whole problem of college admission
with one philosophy: "Go where you
can get in, my son, and know that a
great opportunity awaits you to dis-
cover more about people, more about
ideas, more about things — more knowl-
edge than you will ever master in the
four years you are in college."
When this approach to college admis-
sion is taken by an entire family there
can be no heartbreaking letters in the
mail, no crushed egos, nothing but de-
light at any letter that brings news of
acceptance, news that an adventure in
learning lies ahead.
"He may not get into my college." Millsaps takes pride in its second and third gen-
eration students. Web.ster Millsaps Buie, III, the grandson of a nephew of .Major R.
W. Millsaps, is greeted by President and Mrs. Finger at the President's Reception.
The Millsaps Picture
By PAUL D. HARDIN
Registrar, Director of Admissions
College admissions is a subject of
great interest to high school students and
their parents. We in the Admissions
Office of Millsaps College realize this
growing concern because of the drama-
tic increase in the number of requests
for information and catalogs coming
to our office in every mail.
The article "Your Child Prepares for
College," by Eugene S. Wilson, the dean
of admission at Amherst College, de-
scribes the plight of the young person,
and the concern of his parents, in gain-
ing acceptance to one of the so-called
prestige schools in New England. In
that part of the United States admis-
sion to the college of one's choice has
become an acute problem, for most
schools there have many more good
applications than there are places in
the freshman class.
The Deep .South has not experienced
so great a problem in the matter of
colleges admissions as have some other
parts of the country. However, the pic-
ture here is changing each year.
At Millsaps College we practice selec-
tive admissions. There is an Admissions
Committee composed of four members
of the faculty and administration. On
the basis of the high school record (for
early applicants the first three years
may gain tentative acceptance), the
American College Test scores, letters
of recommendation, and usually a per-
sonal interview, each applicant is given
careful considei'ation by the Committee.
The primary interest of the Committee
is to determine, so far as it is possible,
whether or not the student can expect
to meet with success in his studies at
Millsaps College. While in each fresh-
man class there are people who have
outstanding records, there are many
others who are average students, anxi-
ous to improve. Millsaps College is cer-
tainly not a college solely for the in-
tellectually elite; nor is the college too
difficult, as is sometimes claimed. It
is, however, a college which places pri-
mary emphasis on the matter of first
importance: scholastic excellence.
The freshman class of 1961-(52, the
Admissions Committee believes, is the
best entering class the College has ever
enrolled. To alumni of the college it
will be of interest to note how many of
the freshmen are the children of grad-
uates of the College. They have come
to us from as far west as California, as
far east as Florida, and as far north
as Wisconsin — all to study where their
parents attended college. The alumni of
Millsaps College can pay their Alma
Mater no higher tribute!
The Image of Man
By DONALD CAPLENOR
Chairman, Department of Biology
I am about to do something in which people who operate
in the realm of science, ^\^th a few notable exceptions, sel-
dom indulge. I am going to try to talk about some of the
implications of modern science as factors in the kind of
society in which we exist. Before I do so, I should like
to indicate some of the reasons for the natural hesistancy
of scientists to make such statements:
(1) The modern scientist realizes that his own deep
knowledge of a specific field does not, or should not, allow
him to generalize for all of science, much less for all
(2) He realizes also that generalizations which are
made from the scientific knowledge of this year may very
well be obsolete before the year is out, for the facts from
which the generalizations may be made are continually
(3) The scientist feels that his real and valid purpose
is to discover, and that most of his creative energy must
be spent in that direction. Thus discussions of vague and
temporal implications become a waste of time, as well as
a semi-ti'avesty against truth.
(4) The scientist feels that the implications of science
cannot be transmitted by any facile method now known to
man, and that the most despicable person in the ranks of
science is one who feels that he has easily conquered the
very wellsprings of knowledge and can peddle the water
at a bargain.
Since we who are here at Millsaps necessarily, and by
choice, deal mostly in teaching rather than in research, you
might believe that our outlook would be vastly different
from that of the researcher. Our general outlook must be
different from that of the research scientist, yet we, too,
feel that there is no easy road to the understanding of
science. The serious student of science must dedicate him-
self for years, not dabble for hours.
After I had completed writing the body of this paper,
I realized that fully as much material had been derived
intuitively as scientifically. I believe that I realize the
dangers of such a procedure. An editorial in the journal
Endeavour has pointed out some of the problems which face
scientists who speak or write for the general public, point-
ing out that "travelers in foreign countries seem sometimes
to believe that they will be perfectly understood if they
speak loudly and clearly enough in their own language."
We must, however, attempt to communicate. William Beck
has said, "Educationists have failed to explain science and
propagate its broader meanings . . . Not only has this
failure been visited upon the average intelligent citizen
who may not even know what he doesn't know, it is partly
attributable to those responsible for the training of
scientists. Scientists, too, must understand their culture
. . . for it still takes two to make a conversation."
It must be recognized, however, that the failure to com-
municate also has other foundations. James Killian, put-
ting this matter bluntly, has been quoted as saying that
the scientist knows nothing of the liberal arts and regrets
it, while the humanist knows nothing of science and is
proud of it.
I want to speak briefly from the framework of a few
of the many images of man which may relate to modern
science. These are as follows: (1) Man is infinitesimal;
(2) Man is an infinitesimal animal; (3) Man is a creative,
infinitesimal animal; (4) Man is a religious, creative, in-
finitesimal animal; and (5) Man is part of a community of
religious, creative, infinitesimal animals.
Man is infinitesimal. The first marked effect of science
upon the image of man was to shrink it into an unbelievable
miniature of its former proportion. Man, who had been
able to see himself as "made in the image of God" or as
"a little lower than the angels," was forced to turn the
telescopes of Galileo upon himself, as a child looks through
the wrong end of binoculars to examine his hands and feet.
The image is sharp and clear, but oh! so small, and so far
removed from the center of existence. In beginning to
understand the complexity of the solar system, man had
lost nothing; indeed, he had gained — a feeling of fear and
humiliation. He had been shown a reality bigger than his
"The points of similarity between this
kind of relijiion and science are chiefly
two: (1) both are based upon faith, and
(2) both require commitment. . . The faith
of science is limited to those assump-
tions which are absolutely necessary for
the operation of science; the faith of
religion encompasses ultimate reality."
wildest dream had dared to be. The known universe now
encompassed more than heaven originally had.
The story of Galileo himself is an indication that man
does not have to be base, however infinitesimal. Galileo
supported the idea that the earth revolved around the sun
at a time when the church held that Earth, the place of
the suffering of Christ, must be the center of the universe.
Galileo was tried before the Inquisition for heresy, and
chose to recant. He is said to have muttered as he rose
from his knees: "And yet it moves . . ." Beck says of this.
"If the stoiy is apocryphal, it is history's greatest rumor."
Man is an infinitesimal animal. Man has never been
able to understand how large the universe is, nor, by com-
parison, how small he himself is. He had, however, early
in the 18th century begun to accept in an ignorant way
the fact he was indeed diminutive. Yet, as soon as he be-
came accustomed to the inverse telescopic image of himself,
he was forced to look at the image of his own development
through the mirrors of geology and comparative anatomy to
find that he was, in fact, an animal. To many, this seemed
to be the ultimate indignity. The names of Charles Darwin,
Charles Lyell, and Thomas Henry Huxley became anathema.
The urge to deny organic evolution has been so strong,
even in democratic situations, that legislatures have felt
compelled to make denial of it legally binding. One of the
images which someone on this faculty needs to examine is
the pitiful one of man hastily passing laws or handing down
decrees to protect himself from the uncomfortable onslaught
I should like to say here that there is something elegant
about the acceptance by man of some of the startling facts
about himself. This seems to me not only scientifically
valid but also theologically realistic. The clearer the image
man has of himself, the more clearly he recognizes, not the
exaltation, but the dignity of his position. Man may ask
not only where he came from, but whence he is bound.
What is degrading about being an infinitesimal animal if the
animal has intelligence, and if the universe in which he
exists is infinite ?
Certainly one of the clear victories of the freedom of
inquiry was won at this very point. In a meeting of the
British Association si.x months after the publication of
The Origin of the Species, Bishop Wilberforce slyly asked
Thomas Henry Huxley, before a gathering of anti-evolu-
tionists, whether it was through his grandfather or his
grandmother that he claimed his descent from a monkey.
Later, in the same meeting, Huxley calmly explained Dar-
win's leading ideas, touched upon the ignorance of Mr.
Wilberforce in matters pertaining to science, and then
stated that he would not be ashamed to have a monkey for
an ancestor, but that he would "be ashamed to be associat-
ed with a man who used great gifts to obscure the truth."
While I am commenting on evolution there is a point
I wish to make on the periphery of the subject. A part of
our culture is permeated with the idea that the mark of
the educated person is not to know, but to be able to discuss
— to talk convincingly. Almost every person with whom I
have talked recently on this matter readily gives intellectual
assent to the idea of organic evolution. Universally, these
people have concepts about evolution which seem to be
meaningful to them, but which have no real foundation
in fact. General acceptance of Darwinism has replaced one
set of errors with another. Thus, whereas the biologist is
pleased to have such acceptance of one of the exciting con-
cepts of his science, he is appalled that such acceptance is
based almost universally upon ignorance, not upon fact.
Our culture must somehow find a way to base itself upon
reality. Otherwise it cannot be really respectable.
Man is a creative infinitesimal animal. There seems to
be some climate of opinion that those scholars who operate
in science are guided by motivations which differ basically
from the motivations in certain other fields of scholai'ly
endeavor. I should like to insist that, if this is true, it is
only a temporary artifact growing out of the very recent
emphasis upon materialistic scientific technology. Funda-
mentally the same aesthetic principles drive, or lead, the
scientist as the artist — the urge to create order out of
chaos (that is, to enjoy beauty by having a part in its
creation). The pursuit of beauty in a crucible, a rock
formation, an evolutionary series, a crystal, a flower, an
equation, a natural community, is just as satisfying, and as
valid, as its pursuit in the art gallery or concert hall.
One of the things about scientists which are so irrita-
ting to nonscientists is the fact that in their immersion in
science they satisfy most of their aesthetic and productive
urges. This is both strength and weakness, for it leads to
a kind of enthusiasm and devotion which of necessity brings
forth results. It is a weakness because it separates the
scientist from the great majority of his fellow human beings
who find greatest pleasure in activities quite far removed
from their normal daily routine. In this derivation of
deepest satisfaction when most totally concerned with
fruitful activity, the scientist and the scholar and the artist
find their most common bond of understanding.
A lack of recognition of this immersion in activity has
led to a great deal of misunderstanding. Scientists are
often reproached by materialists for their endeavors at
experimentation and asked if it might not be better after
all if they should devote all of their time to more tangible
concerns. The answer to this reproach has been implicit in
the discussion above. It is not that they want to, or do
not want to, it is that they do — or lose their scientific,
I should like to reintroduce to you the notion that the
arts represent an aesthetic substitute for the direct en-
joyment of nature. Thus music, painting, sculpture — in-
terpretative as they may be and enriching as they are — can
never be perfect transmissions of the interaction of mind
and reality as reality is expressed in nature. It may also
be postulated hei'e that the enjoyment of nature itself is
a substitute for the adoration of God — but that is another
Nevertheless, if the first proposition stands, the nearer
to nature (i. e., to science) art is, the more authentic it
must be. Thus nature, as elucidated by science, is the source
of art. Why is it then that such a chasm seems to exist
between science and art ?
I hope you will be careful not to interpret what I say
here as an argument for the supremacy of science. I am
asking for the inclusion of science in our system of culture.
Art is not art unless it is based upon knowledge; science is
a part of the body of knowledge. No matter how much
each may care to deny it, artists and scientists are crea^
tures of their experience and are limited by both the scope
and validity of it.
Man is a religious, creative, infinitesimal animal. So
much has been said in the past one hundred years about
the relationships of science to religion that it seems ludi-
crous to say more at this point. Nevertheless, I intend to
do so. I want to make it perfectly clear that in speaking
of religion I mean here the free adoration of a personal
God in the Judeo-Christian tradition. If this interpretation
is too narrow, I cannot help it.
The points of similarity between this kind of religion
and science are chiefly two: (1) both are based on faith,
and (2) both require commitment. Beyond these two simi-
larities the two diverge. The nature of the faith upon
which science is based is entirely different from that upon
which religion rests. The faith of science is limited to those
assumptions which are absolutely necessary for the opera-
tion of science; the faith of religion encompasses ultimate
Science builds a structure which reaches toward reality,
but since this is built solely upon the answers "True" and
"False" to testable hypotheses, and since no testable hypo-
theses can be formed dealing with ultimate reality, science
must be forever satisfied with something less. Thus, al-
though science accelei'ates toward truth at a rapid rate,
scientists are fully aware that it can never arrive there.
Then, approach to God through the scientific method is
doomed to failure.
Religious faith, on the other hand, presupposes at least
a partial knowledge of ultimate reality. Truth is recognized
symbolically, and a foundation of ethical principles is built
under the superstructure. Thus religion is based almost
wholly upon an assumption which science cannot, and does
not, hope to approach.
While these two approaches to reality obviously do not
agree, they are not mutually exclusive. They are, in fact,
so widely divergent that they may not directly conflict.
It is only the superstructures of science and the pilings of
religion which may become sadly entangled.
Even the poetic principle of intuitive truth in religion
is not questioned by science — as long as it is recognized
for what it is and confined within its own actual limitations.
In fact, some of the great intuitive advances in science have
been truly poetic. However, in this respect the scientist
must constantly be on his guard. His most serious tempta-
"... if man is not able to gain spiritual insight as he gains
control of the great forces in the universe, he is doomed
tion, due to strong emotional bias, is to see evidence in data
which contain no evidence, or to conclude, for the same
reason, more than is warranted from the data at hand.
Thus Einstein is said to have remarked when asked for his
opinion of Schrodinger's treatise on wave mechanics, "I
enjoyed the data, but I didn't read the novel."
It is cowardly of us to explain our spiritual failure as
existing because science and technology have succeeded. If
man cannot assimilate whatever knowledge is granted him,
and be better for it, the future of man is indeed dim; if
man is not able to gain spiritual insight as he gains control
of the gi'eat forces in the universe, he is doomed to failure
by whatever course he takes, either backward into ignorance,
or forward into destruction. The very bases of science vnW
not allow the scientist to become so pessimistic as to be-
lieve that these are our only choices. The forces of the
universe are laid before man to be conquered. We must be
men enough to conquer and control, and at the same time
maintain and increase our spiritual awareness. It is worse
than futile to rationalize ourselves into a position in which
we assign failure in one area as due to success in another.
We must go forward — together.
The scientist must constantly remind himself that the
poetic principle (intuition), though it has enriched man's
existence immeasurably, has also misled man into supersti-
tion and has plunged man (when left to its own designs)
into deepest ignorance. Common experience has taught us
that intuition is a safe guide only when it is supported by
fact or reason.
I suppose that the acts of man which are at the same
time most wholly irreligious and unscientific are the refusal
of personal commitment, the hoarding of talent, the dilution
of intellect. One of the most remai'kable statements ever
made about the human condition is that a man must lose
his life to find it; that man must immerse himself in the
creative process. Therefore, while I could not urge any of
you to follow any specific discipline, I can plead with you
to find for yourself some form of creative activity to which
you can give yourself entirely.
Man is part of a community of religious, creative, in-
finitesimal animals. If you will follow the logical arrange-
ment of the evolutionary process from the simplest inorganic
molecules through to the development of the most complex
plants and animals, you may be able to see that you can
proceed one step further — to the organization of the natural
community. It is true that no organism (living being)
exists in any situation approaching isolation. All organisms
exist only in complex relationships with other organisms.
The sum total of these relationships among interrelated
organisms results in that association which is the natural
community. One of the distinctive insights of biology is the
realization that the natural community is, in fact, a kind
One of the most distui-bing aspects of nature is that
some of the activities of it seem brutal and careless of life.
This is true only when the activity of the community is
viewed from the point of view of the individual organism.
It is probably never true of the life of the entire com-
munity. For the natural community predation, disease,
and pestilence, often beneficent to the predator and prey
alike, are as necessary as cooperation. Death is as useful
as life. Change is inevitable, but, other factors being
stable, change in the community is always in the direction
of the more efficient use of available energy.
I do not know, I do not dare guess how similar are
the laws of the human community to those of the natural
community. Is pi'edation necessary at the human level?
Must there be such competition that only the strongest,
or wealthiest, or most genetically favored, survive? I do
I do believe, however, that our excessive exaltation of
the individual in modern society has had some dire and
unnatural results. Too many of us take the gospel of the
absolute supremacy of the individual too personally. Too
many of us believe that the future belongs to us, and
that the likelihood of our success is divorced from the
successes of our neighbors. Too many of us believe that it
is we who must prosper rather than society. In the over-
whelming feeling toward ourselves as the ultimately im-
portant organisms, we may have lost the meaning of the
Christian moral ethic implied in brotherhood. How else can
one interpret the flagrant misappropriation of the proper-
ties of other individuals, of oi'ganizations, of governments,
of the Millsaps community. Certainly one of the great
temptations of our time is to rob the community of indi-
viduals to pay the individual. The insidious thing about it
is that we have somehow created an image of man which
makes such activity almost wholly acceptable. Neither
science nor religion nor society can long tolerate this par-
ticular image of man. Nothing is so wTong as the belief
that the individual selfish impulse is an expression of truth.
If what we know of natural communities can speak to the
problem of human communities, it is to say that the im-
poi'tance of the individual organism exists in his ability
to increase the efficiency of the whole society. In this
sense, too, man must lose his life to find it.
What is truth? We do not know. It may be that one
of the strong points of modern science is the recognition of
the fact that it has no methods by w'hich to attack the
problem of ultimate reality. It can thus concentrate upon
problems which may be solved by its methods. The tradition
is that Bloses went searching for the flocks and found
God. Science may do the same, but I do not think so. In
this regard it is necessary for us to remember that in an
incomplete, but very real, sense, God has made Himself
found. It is for us to do away with ignorance and supersti-
tion, pride and prejudice, selfishness and sophistry. If
success is to come, if man is to elevate the real image
of himself, it will be through the efforts of all kinds of
men — poets and philosophers, scientists and sociologists,
artists and artisans.
Science and technology have provided us with almost
unlimited resources. We must not now retreat into a posi-
tion of emotional security and thus lose our opportunity to
advance. We stand, paradoxically, on the brink of a new
world of power and knowledge. The future of man is not
an image. It is the long, long shadow of what we may dis-
cover, and of what we do with what we now have, and
may later find. Two things only are really necessary:
that each of us be dedicated to unapproachable Truth, and
that we take great joy in doing whatever it is we find
ourselves best suited to do.
A. Boyd Campbell
Cherry Miller, of AVoodville, seated, was crowned Home-
coming Queen for the second straight vear. Maids were,
from the left. Patsy Kodden, Marilyn Stewart, Shirlev Anne
Carr, and Cynthia Dubard.
Homecoming 1961 was one of the biggest and most
successful alumni programs ever held on the campus,
with more than 500 alumni registering during the day.
A. Boyd Campbell, of Jackson, was named Alumnus
of the Year for 1961 at the banquet preceding the Mill-
saps-University of the South football game. The award is
the highest made by the College exclusively to its alumni.
Announcement of the recipient of the award was a
highlight of Homecoming activities, which included a stu-
dent variety show, class reunions, the President's Reception
for the Alumni, the banquet, and the Millsaps-Sewanee
football game. President H. E. Finger, Jr., was the featured
speaker at the banquet.
Holding reunions during the day were the classes of
1912, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1937, 1946, 1947. 1948, and
1949 and athletes who played under former coach Herman
Zimoski. Members of the classes of 1912, holding their
50th year celebration, and 1937, celebrating their 25th year,
were presented corsages and boutonnieres at the registration
desk by the Homecoming court. The Zimoski athletes
presented gifts to their former coach.
Cherry Miller, of Woodville, was announced as Home-
coming Queen during the day's activities. She was crowned
during halftime ceremonies at the football game, which
Millsaps won in everything except the score, which was 0-0.
Mendell Davis, a 1937 alumnus, read the citation list-
ing Campbell's achievements and presented the honoree with
a certificate of appreciation. Campbell's name will be added
to a plaque in the Union Building. He joins a list which
includes such distinguished names as Nat S. Rogers, 1960;
Thomas G. Ross, 1959; Webster M. Buie, 1958; the Reverend
Roy C. Clark, 1957; and Rubel Phillips, 1956. The award
was established in 1950.
The citation read in part: "The cause of higher edu-
cation has been one of his chief concerns. He is a member
of the Board of Trustees of Emory University. A partici-
pant in the White House Conference on Education, he is a
member of the American Council on Education's Committee
on Leaders and Specialists, the Commission on Government
Controls and Higher Education, the Committee of One
Hundred of Emory University, the National Commission
on Literacy, the Southern Regional Conference of National
Citizens Council for Better Schools, and the Business Ad-
visory Board of American University.
"His interest in youth has been manifested in other
ways, chiefly in his almost life-long activity in the Boy
Scouts of America. A member and past president of the
Executive Committee of the Boy Scouts of America, he has
been awarded the Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope awards,
the highest in Scouting. He started what is believed to be
Mississippi's first Scout troop.
"His international concepts have been heightened by
his experience as an American delegate to conferences in
Geneva, Tokyo, and Havana, and by several missions to
Canada and many to Mexico. He was a member of the
Department of Commerce Trade Mission to West Germany
in 1957 and a member of the Task Force on Education of
the Commission on Intergovernmental Relations in 1955.
"The recipient is a member of the Advisory Committee
for Scientific Engineering and Specialized Personnel, the
National Committee for the Development of Scientists and
Engineers, and the Science Information Council of the
National Science Foundation. He is a sponsor of the
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Pi(r.^uit inrolves commitment. -'
Your pursuit reveals your commitment. I hope
that your pursuit, and your commitment,
are such that you are challenged
to do your best, ■
that you are or will be engaged
in meeting human needs,
and that you udll find satisfaction
in doing so.
If you meet these three characteristics
you are fortunate.
Some form of commitment
To what are you committed?
And how genuine is your commitment?
— Dr. N. Bond Fleming
Alumni Fund Report 1960-61
Facts About the Fund
General Contributions 1058
Major Investors 128
Corporate Alumnus Program 2
Total Gifts 1,200
Total Alumni Gifts 1,186
TOP TEN CLASSES IN AMOUNT CONTRIBUTED
1935 -„ $1,483.95
1917 -. 1,162.50
1951 -- 1,068.50
1938 ----- 1,011.00
1941 - 922.00
1937 - - 865.00
1939 .„„ 827.00
TOP TEN CLASSES IN NUMBER GIVING
TOP TEN CLASSES IN PERCENTAGE GIVING
1908 38 %
Before 1900 31%
1909 .-. 30 %
♦Includes designated gift to library of $105 (Class gift).
Report of Giving by Classes
Percy L. Clifton
Gai-ner W. Green
Harris A. Jones
Mrs. Molly Donald Shrock
Mrs. G. C. Swearingen
William J. Baker
Thomas M. Lenily
John D. Fatherree
Mrs. Cowles Horton
Mrs. Mary Holloman Scott
James D. Tillman
0. S. Lewis
S. C. Hart
James M. Kennedy
Benton Z. Welch
Mrs. J. E. Carruth
Aubrey C. Griffin
Mrs. W. B. Harris
(Sallie Dora Dubard)
James Clyde McGee
John B. Ricketts
Mrs. E. R. Smoot
(Lura Bell Wall)
Jason A. Alford
Mrs. Ward Allen
W. R. Applewhite
J. H. Brooks
Mrs. W. C. Faulk
W. B. McCarty, Sr.
Mrs. Leon McCluer
Tom A. Stennis
Alexander B. Campbell
John W. Crisler
Henry M. Frizell
William Pullen, Jr.
Charles R. Rew
Leon W. Whitson
Mrs. R. A. Doggett
Albert A. Green
Swepson S. Taylor
James 0. Ware
M. W. Cooper
T. W. Lewis, Jr.
Joe H. Morris
J. C. Wasson
Albert L. Bennett
Otie G. Branstetter
Mrs. Hersee Moody Carson
Mrs. E. A. Harwell
Howard" B. McGehee
R. G. Moore
D. B. Morgan
Mrs. D. B. Morgan
W. Calvin Wells, III
D. M. White
C. H. Everett
Julian B. Feibelman
W. B. Gates
A. Y. Harper
J. L. Lancaster
Mrs. Howard B. McGehee
J. S. Shipman
W. L. Small
Mrs. C. H. Terry
Sam E. Ashmore
Dewey S. Dearman
Mrs. S. J. Greer
(Annie Ruth Junkin)
Official List of Contributors
Hendon M. Harris
E. D. Lewis
Mrs. 0. S. Lewis
(Evelyn Stevens Cook)
John L. Neill
Mrs. Glennie Mabry Smith
Oscar B. Taylor
C. C. Applewhite
C. A. Bowen
John William Loch
J. A. McKee
C. L. Neill
Mrs. C. L. Neill
Mrs. C. R. Ridgway, Sr.
A. L. Rogers
Mrs. Charles T. Wadlington
(Emily Lee Lucius)
Orlando P. Adams
Mrs. R. W. Carruth
Gilbert Cook, Sr.
Mrs. L. A. Dubard, Sr.
W. F. Murrah
Albert V. Richmond
John C. Rousseaux
Mrs. Maude Simmons
Mrs. Bert W. Stiles
Miss Bob Tillman
Fred B. Smith
William N. Thomas
Jessie Van Osdel
J. B. Honeycutt
Herbert H. Lester
Frank T. Scott
Martin L. White
J. D. Wroten
Mrs. W. R. Applewhite
J. B. Cain
T. M. Cooper
Eckford L. Summer
Mrs. J. D. Wroten
(Birdie Gray Steen)
Sallie W. Baley
William P. Bridges
C. C. Clark
Robert T. Henry
Ramsey W. Roberts
Mrs. J. D. Dorroh
Mrs. P. H. Hollis
Mrs. J. L Hurst
Mrs. Fannie Buck Leonard
Mrs. Edith Brown Hays
Garner M. Lester
J. J. Valentine
Cornelius A. Bostick
Charles W. Brooks
Hugh H. Clegg
Mrs. I. C. Enochs
Alexander P. Harmon
C. G. Howorth
M. C. Huntley
R. Bays Lamb
Thomas G. Pears
Mrs. J. H. Williams
(Sallie Bell Hartfield)
J. A. Bostick
A. J. Boyles
Eugene M. Ervin
Mrs. W. F. Goodman
Robert F. Harrell
Mrs. L. J. Pa"ge
Austin L. Shipman
C. C. Sullivan
Mrs. J. P. Walker
Collye W. Alford
Henry B. Collins
Mrs. Richard C. Jones
Mrs. Collye W. Alford
F. L. Applewhite
E. B. Boatner
Mrs. W. C. Harrison
Joseph M. Howorth
Mrs. Walter R. Lee
Daniel F. McNeil
Mrs. W. C. Smallwood
Mrs. Leigh Watkins
Francis E. Ballard
Mrs. James E. Barbee
Mrs. E. B. Boatner
Russell Brown Booth
James W. Campbell
Eli M. Chatoney
Mrs. Armand Coullet
Mrs. Louis L Dailey
(Thelma Davis Alford)
Joseph H. Howie
Rolfe L. Hunt
Hermes H. Knoblock
Daniel W. Poole
Mrs. Joe Pugh
Oliver B. Triplett
Mrs. J. Curtis Burrow
(Maggie May Jones)
Frank A. Calhoun
Mrs. James W. Campbell
William G. Cook
Floyd W. Cunningham
Mrs. James T. Geraghty
Robert J. Ham
George H. Jones
Mrs. Paul Keller
Mrs. R. T. Keys
R. J. Landis
William W. Lester
William F. McCormick
S. S. McNair
Fred L. Martin
T. H. Naylor
Mrs. Glenn Roll
Mrs. V. K. Smith
John W. Young
Clyde L. Atkins
Mrs. Ross Barnett
James E. Baxter
W. A. Bealle
Mrs. Morgan Bishop
(Lucie Mae McMullan)
Mrs. C. M. Chapman
Mrs. Robert J. Ham
Chester F. Nelson
Isaac A. Ne\\i;on
John D. Noble
Mrs. John D. Noble
R. T. Pickett, Jr.
J. B. Price
I. H. Sells
F. W. Vaughan
H. W. F. Vaughan
Charles E. Alford
R. R. Branton
Joe W. Coker
M. D. JoneS
Mrs. W. B. Seals
Mrs. Russell Smith
Orrin H. Swayze
Mrs. Orrin H. Swayze
Mrs. E. W. Walker
Mrs. Henry W. Williams
Mrs. Wilfred Wilson
(Ida Lee Austin)
William C. Alford
Mrs. A. K. Anderson
William K. Barnes
Mrs. William K. Barnes
R. E. Blount
Mrs. R. R. Branton
Mrs. C. W. Dibble
Mrs. Walter Ely
Mrs. James M. Ewing
William T. Hankins
J. R. Hightower
Mrs. Oze Horton
Mrs. T. M. Jones
(Hattie Rae Lewis)
L. S. Kendrick
Mrs. T. F. Larche
(Mary Ellen Wilcox)
Wesley Merle Mann
Mrs. W. Merle Mann
Sam Robert Moody
Dwyn L. Mounger
Mrs. T. H. Naylor
M. A. Peevey
Solon F. Riley
V. L. Wharton
Ben F. Allen
E. L. Anderson, Jr.
George R. Armistead
Mrs. R. E. Blount
George L. Bounds
John T. Caldwell
Mrs. John T. Caldwell
Eugene H. Countiss
W. B. Dribben
Mrs. Evon Ford
Mrs. Roy Grisham
George E. Reves
Theodore K. Scott
J. W. Alford
Mrs. E. R. Arnold
William E. Barksdale
Warren C. Black
Mrs. A. J. Blackmon
Howard E. Boone
Herbert D. Carmichael
William D. Carmichael
Mrs. Charles E. Catchings
Mrs. Harry N. Cavalier
(Helen Grace Welch)
Mrs. Ruth Greer Clark
Mrs. Hugh H. Clegg
(Rubv Catherine Fields)
Mrs. George Ford
Mrs. J.'H. Hager
R. Carv Jones
Mrs. Philip Kolb
Mrs. George W. Miller, Jr.
Marv Miller IMurrv
Mrs. Ralph T. Phillins
(Hattie Mildred Williams)
Mrs. Barron Ricketts
Robert S. Thompson
L. O. Smith
Ira A. Travis
airs. Ralph Webb
(Rosa Lee McKeithen)
V. B. Wheeless
Edwin B. Bell
Robert E. Byrd
Mrs. Percy L. Clifton
Henry C. Flowers
Garner W. Green, Jr.
Mrs. R. E. Green
Emmitte W. Haining
Robert A. Hassell
Mrs. Marshall Hester
E. A. Kelly
Mary Bowen Knapp
J. Howard Lewis
Mrs. J. S. Love, Jr.
(Jo Ellis Buie)
Gordon E. Patton
Mrs. M. A. Peevey
George B. Pickett
Mrs. Daniel Ward Reilly
(Helen Hampton Walker)
Martell H. Twitchell
Locket A. Wasson
R. E. Wasson
Victor H. Watts
Mrs. V. B. Wheeless
Annie Mae Young
Mrs. Edwin B. Bell
Mrs. J. H. Cameron
Edward A. Khayat
James N. McLeod
Mrs. Robert Massengill
Mrs. C. E. Rhett
Mrs. H. E. Watson
Mrs. Burt Williams
Kenneth W. Wills
Mrs. William E. Barksdale
(Jlary Eleanor Alfoi'd)
Norman U. Boone
Mrs. Reynolds Cheney
W. Moncure Dabney
Mrs. Etoile DeHart
John R. Enochs
Mrs. T. D. Faust, Jr.
Mrs. Spurgeon Gaskin
Mrs. R. P. Henderson
Fred 0. Holladay
Mrs. Wylie V. Kees
(Mary Sue Burnham)
Floyd O. Lewis
Mrs. Lawrence McMillin
Mrs. Paul Meacham
Thomas F. Neblett
Mrs. R. T. Pickett
(Mary Eleanor Chisholm)
Henry B. Varner
Henry V. Watkins, Jr.
E. E. Brister
James W. Dees
Robert S. Higdon
C. Ray Hozendorf
Mrs. Marks W. Jenkins
J. T. Kimball
Richard F. Kinnaird
Mrs. Rabian Lane
Mrs. J. W. Lipscomb
Mrs. Thomas F. McDonnell
Basil E. Moore
Founders Hall's new porch is one of the things for which
the 1960-61 Alumni Fund was used. Buildings maintenance
and improvements are a never-ending process.
Arthur L. Rogers, Jr.
Mrs. L. 0. Smith
William Tremaine, Jr.
Thomas A. Baines
Thomas S. Boswell
Charles E. Brown
Mrs. Frank Cabell
W. J. Caraway
Mrs. W. J. Caraway
Catherine Allen Carruth
Mrs. J. N. Dykes
Robert L. Ezelle, Jr.
Paul D. Hardin
Warfield W. Hester
Mrs. Houston Jones
(Frank Rae Darden)
W. C. Jones
Thomas F. McDonnell
Marion E. Mansell
Robert D. Moreton
Mrs. Frank Potts
Charles R. Ridgway, Jr.
Mrs. Swepson S. Taylor, Jr.
Mrs. Gycelle Tynes
James T. Vance
Mrs. James T. Vance
Henry V. Allen, Jr.
Mrs. Richard Aubert
Charles H. Birdsong
Webb Buie "
Mrs. Webb Buie
(Ora Lee Graves)
Mrs. H. C. Dodge
(Annie Frances Hines)
Read P. Dunn
John W. Evans
Mrs. George Faxon
J. Noel Hinson
Mrs. R. C. Hubbard
Mrs. Harry Lambdin
James A. Lauderdale
James H. Lemly
Aubrey C. Maxted
Alton F. Minor
Mrs. James Peet
Joseph C. Pickett
Thomas G. Ross
Sydney A. Smith
George R. Stephenson
P. K. Sturgeon
Mrs. Paul orandes
Bradford B. Breeland
Mendell M. Davis
Mrs. Harry A. Dinham
( Charlotte Hamilton)
James S. Ferguson
H. E. Finger, Jr.
H. J. Hendrick
Mrs. Armand Karow
(Eunice Louise Durham)
Robert M. Mayo
George L. Morelock
Mrs. W. L. Norton
(Martha Lee Newell)
W. H. Parker
William R. Richerson
Mrs. Joe Stevens
A. T. Tatum
Swepson S. Taylor, Jr.
Mrs. Leora Thompson
Mrs. George Voorhees
(Phyllis Louisa Matthews)
Mrs. Charles E. Brown
(Mary Rebecca Taylor)
G. C. Clark
Leonard E. Clark
Mrs. R. T. Edgar
(Annie Katherine Dement)
]\Irs. R. Cary Jones
(Jessie Vic Russell)
Mrs. I. Richard Krevar
Mrs. William McClintoek
Mrs. George McMurry
(Grace Cowles Horton)
Mrs. Juan Jose Menendez
(Jessie Lola Davis)
William R. Murray
W. L. Norton
George E. Patton
Mrs. J. Earl Rhea
Lee Rogers, Jr.
Carroll H. Varner
Mrs. James R. Wilson
William H. Bizzell
Fred J. Bush
George T. Dorrls
Ben P. Evans
Mrs. J. Tate Gabbert
John W. Godbold
Jeremiah H. Holleman
William F. Holloman
Robei-t A. Ivy
Hugh B. Landrum, Jr.
E. B. Luke
Mrs. Raymond McClinton
Mrs. Fred E. Massey
Mrs. Howard Morris
Mrs. Dudley Stewart
(Jane Hyde West)
A. T. Tucker
James A. Williams
Aubrey L. Adams
Mary K. Askew
Mrs. Ralph R. Bartsch
(Martha Faust Connor)
James L. Booth
Mrs. J. P. Field, Jr.
Mrs. Alvin Flannes
(Sara Nell Rhymes)
Mrs. John W. Godbold
Vernon B. Hathorn, Jr.
J. Manning Hudson
Martha Ann Kendrick
H. Grady Kersh, Jr.
Mrs. Jack C. King
Richard G. Lord, Jr.
Edwin W. Lowther
Mrs. Ralph McCool
Mrs. Lawrence B. Martin
A. M. Oliver
Mrs. Henrv P. Pate
Henrv C. Ricks. Jr.
W. B. Ridg^vav
Mrs. G. 0. Sanford
Mrs. Percy H. Shue
Mrs. A. G. Snelgrove
Mrs. Warren N. Trimble
Joseph S. Vandiver
James R. Wilson
Walter C. Beard
Joseph H. Brooks
John Paul Brown
Jack L. Caldwell
Roy C. Clark
J. P. Field. Jr.
Eugene T. Fortenberrv
Mrs. J. Magee Gabbert
Mrs. Gerald W. Gleason
Thomas G. Hambv
Mrs. Thomas G. Hamby
Frank B. Hays
Mae Black Heidelberg
Joseph T. Humphries
Mrs. J. H. Kent, Jr.
(Mary Alyce Moore)
James J. Livesay
Kelton L. Lowery
Joel D. McDavid
Mrs. R. E. Dumas Milner
(Myrtle Ruth Howard)
C. M. Murry
John W. Nicholson, Jr.
Mrs. John W. Nicholson, Jr.
Mrs. Lem Phillips
(Ruth Blanche Borum)
Mrs. Paul Ramsey
Willard R. Samuels
James P. Scott
Paul T. Scott
Mrs. William S. Sims
(Mary Cavett Newsom)
James B. Sumrall
James W. Thompson
W. O. Tynes, Jr.
Mrs. J. D. Upshaw
James D. Wall
Ess A. White
1942 , . . ,
Mrs. Walter Adams
(Mary Louise Sheridan)
Mrs. Lester Bear
(Ida Sylvia Hart)
Mrs. B. E. Burris
Mrs. A. B. Chesser
Wilford C. Doss
Mrs. Wilford C. Doss
(Mary Margaret McRae)
Mark E. Etheridge
Mrs. Fred Ezelle
(Katherine Ann Grimes)
Mrs. Gwin Kolb
W. Baldwin Lloyd
W. Avery Philp
Lawrence W. Rabb
Charlton S. Roby
Mrs. Nat Rogers
John L. Sigman
Thomas L. Spongier, Jr.
Mrs. Francis B. Stevens
(Ann Elizabeth Herbert)
Mrs. Monroe Stewart
(Virginia Hale Hansell)
Felix A. Sutphin
J. B. Welborn
Elden C. Wells
Mrs. V. L. Wharton
Mrs. Pat Barrett
(Sara Ruth Stephens)
Otho H. Brantley
Mrs. Frank Hagaman
Robert C. Howard
Mrs. Paul C. Kenny
Mrs. H. Grady Kersh
Mrs. James J. Livesay
(Mary Lee Busby)
Mrs. D. L. Mumpower
Mrs. A. M. Oliver
Robert D. Pearson
Mrs. Robert D. Pearson
Walter S. Ridgway
Mrs. Watts Thornton
J. L. Wofford
Mrs. Herbert Zimmerman
Teaching equipment, such as test tubes and other apparatus,
claims a share of the alumni gifts annually.
A. Ray Adams
Mrs. Jack L. Caldwell
(Marjorie Ann Murphy)
Jean M. Calloway
James G. Chastain
Mrs. John H. Cox, Jr.
(Bonnie Catherine Griffin)
Mrs. J. L. Fort
W. C. Fullilove
Mrs. W. C. Fullilove
(Dorothy Irene Raynham)
Mrs. LawTence Grav
(Mildred Merrill Dvcus)
Edith M. Hart
Mrs. Robert Holland
Mrs. J. T. Kimball
Mrs. E. D. Lavender
Mrs. J. C. Longest
Mrs. E. H. Nicholson
(Lady Bettye Timberlake)
Mrs. H. Pevton Noland
F. Wilson Ray
Mrs. James K. Smith
(Sarah Kathleen Posev)
Roy L. Smith
Zach Taylor, Jr.
Noel C. Womack
Mrs. Noel C. Womack
(Flora Mae Arant)
Mrs. W. W. Barnard
(Frances Lynn Herring)
James E. Calloway
Cliff E. Davis, Jr.
Mrs. Cliff E. Davis, Jr.
Mrs. Alice Neilson Hathorn
Lael S. Jones
Mrs. W. Baldwin Llovd
(Ann Rae Wolfe)
E. H. Nicholson
Nina H. Reeves
Mrs. Smith Richardson
Mrs. Trent Stout
Mrs. Zach Taylor, Jr.
^Irs. Leonard Tomsyck
Mrs. Sam Barefield
(Mary Nell Sells)
Mrs. Samuel L. Collins
(Joelyon Marie Dent)
Mrs. George C. Curtis
(Lois Ann Fritz)
Mrs. Wayne E. Derrington
(Annie Clara Foy)
James A. McKinnon, Jr.
William E. Moak
Mrs. William E. Moak
airs. Ellis M. Moffitt
(Nina Bess Goss)
J. H. Morrow, Jr.
Mrs. Robert F. Nay
(Mary Ethel Mize)
Mrs. J. T. 0-xner
Randolph Peets. Jr.
Mrs. Randolph Peets, Jr.
Mrs. C. E. Salter, Jr.
(Marjorie Carol Burdsal)
W. E. Shanks
Mrs. John S. Thompson
(Peggy Anne Weppler)
Mrs. M. W. Whitaker
Jim C. Barnett
Jlrs. John F. Buchanan
( Peggy Helen Carr)
Joseph W. Cagle, Jr.
Mrs. Neal Calhoun
(Mary Edgar Wharton)
J. H. Cameron
Sarah Frances Clark
Wallace L. Cook
Mrs. Harry L. Corban
James D. Cox
Mrs. Kenneth I. Franks
(Ann Marie Hobbs)
Mrs. Hugh L. Gowan
(Mary Anne Jiggets)
Mrs. W. H. Izard
Mrs. George P. Koribanic
Mrs. Sutton Marks
( Helen !Murphv)
James D. Powell
:\Irs. W. G. Rilev
(Elizabeth Terry Welch)
John A. Shanks
Mrs. W. E. Shanks
(Alice Josephine Crisler)
Rufus P. Stainback
John N. Tackett
M. W. Whitaker
Mrs. J. L. Wofford
Mrs. James H. Worley
Daniel A. Wright
Robert il. Yarborough, Jr.
Donald S. Youngblood
Albert E. Allen
L. H. Brandon
E. Dean Calloway
William 0. Carter. Jr.
Mrs. Jerry Chang
Mrs. F. G. Cox, Jr.
(Alma Van Hook)
Mrs. Horace F. Crout
Mrs. H. G. Hase'
(Ethel Nola Eastman)
Mrs. Harry Helman
James S. Holmes, Jr.
Mrs. George L. Maddo.x
Mrs. Turner T. Jlorgan
Mrs. Samuel H. Boston
H. L. Rush. Jr.
Mrs. Joe F. Sanderson
Gordon Shomaker, Jr.
Delwin Thigpen, Jr.
T. Brock Thornhill
Mrs. Ann Stockton Walasek
James M. Ward
Charles N. Wright
Mrs. W. H. Youngblood
(Frances Caroline Gray)
John L. Ash, III
Mrs. R. C. Brinson
Bruce C. Carruth
Robert H. Conerly
O. W. Conner, III
William Ray Crout
Mrs. John Fraiser
( Mary Adelyn Green)
William F. Goodman, Jr.
James H. Jenkins, Jr.
Joseph W. Jones
Michael L. Kidda
George D. Lee
James E. Lott
R. D. McGee
George L. Maddox
Freddie Rav Marshall
Charles B. ilitchell
Turner T. Morgan
Richard W. Naef
Mrs. Richard W. Naef
(Jane Ellen Newell)
Robert F. Nay
John A. Neill
Mrs. James D. Powell
Floyd W. Price
Kenneth H. Quin
Samuel G. Sanders
Mrs. John Sehindler
Carlos J. R. Smith
Walter R. Turner
Mrs. B. L. Wilson
(Bobbie Nell Holder)
William D. Wright
J. W. Youngblood
Mrs. J. W. Youngblood
(Nora Louise Havard)
Thomas B. Abernathv
Henry C. Blount
Mrs. Milton Bruce
Mrs. Tom Crosby, Jr.
Mrs. Genta Davis Doner
Mrs. Joseph E. Goodsell
Joseph R. Huggins
William H. Jacobs
Mrs. Cecil G. Jenkins
( Patsy Abernathy)
Earl T. Lewis'
Mrs. Guy Lewis
Herman L. ilcKenzie
F. .M. Martinson
James L. Metts
Mrs. James L. Metts
(Lilian Carole Braun)
Sanford H. Newell
Mrs. Sanford H. Newell
(Ceress H viand)
Dick T. Patterson
Howard T. Payne
Mrs. F. William Price
(Ruby Ella McDonald)
James W. Ridgway
Mrs. Louise Harris Robbins
Mrs. H. L. Rush, Jr.
(Betty Joyce McLemore)
Paul Eugene Russell
Mrs. Dewey Sanderson
(Fannie Buck Leonard)
Mis. Canos J. R. Smith
Charles Lee Taylor
John S. Thompson
i^1Siitas•^iiirlii<'i'.iil^iY:2lcn»^i^^imntt^^rrm^om^ au^^^n ^^^^m.u
John D. Wofford
Mrs. John D. Wofford
Thomas L. Wright
W. H. Youngblood
Mrs. H. C. Adams
Tip H. Allen, Jr.
Mrs. Joe V. Anglin
Richard L. Berry
Charles G. Blue
Rex I. Brown
Audlev O. Burford
William R. Burt
Mrs. Sid Champion
(Mary Johnson Lipsey)
Mrs. Stanley Christensen
Mrs. Duncan Clark
Cooper C. Clements, Jr.
Mrs. Peyton H. Gardner
(Betty Ann Posey)
Edward L. Gibson
Joseph E. Goodsell
Waverly B. Hall, Jr.
Louis H. Howard
Mrs. Louise Mitchell Jackson
Cecil G. Jenkins
Mrs. William F. Johnson
Mi's. J. E. Joplin
(Penelope Allene Hardy)
Mrs. Robert Kerr
(Marion Elaine Carlson)
Mrs. Raymond E. King
William E. Lambei't
Wilson S. Lambert
Mrs. Earl T. Lewis
(Mary Sue Enochs)
Duane E. Lloyd
Yancey I. Lott, Jr.
Evelyn Inez McCoy
Mrs. William P. Martin
Don Ray Pearson
Mrs. Don Rav Pearson
(Betty Jo 'Davis)
Mrs. Franz Posey
(Linda Lou Langdon)
David H. Shelton
Mrs. G. R. Wood, Jr.
(Anna Louise Coleman)
Bennie Frank Young-blood
Mrs. Herman Yueh
Billy R. Anderson
Duncan A. Clark
J. B. Conerly
Robert L. Crawford
Robert I. Crisler
William E. Curtis
Mrs. Paul Engel
(Elizabeth Ann McGee)
Mrs. Gradv O. Floyd
(Sarah Nell Dyess)
Billy M. Graham
William A. Hays
William H. Holland, Jr.
Elbert C. Jenkins
Mrs. James H. Jenkins, Jr.
R. Lanier Jones
Benjamin F. Lee
Sale Lilly, Jr.
Mrs. Sale Lilly, Jr.
(Evelyn Lee Hawkins)
Mrs. J. D. Massey
(Jimmie Lois Stanley)
William H. Murdock, Jr.
Mrs. Paul A. Radzewicz
William E. Riecken, Jr.
Mrs. Paul E. Russell
(Barbara Lee McBride)
Roy H. Ryan
J. P. Stafford
Mrs. William R. Taylor
Harmon E. Tillman, Jr.
Mrs. Robert D. Vought
(Mary Joy Hill)
Glyn O. Wiygul
H. Lavelle Woodrick
James Leon Young
Mrs. Flavious Alford
(Mary Ann O'Neil)
James E. Allen
Mrs. Billy R. Anderson
Mrs. W. E. Ayres
Mrs. John C. Barlow, Jr.
Mrs. J. B. Barlow
(Mary Ann Babington)
Robert E. Blount, Jr.
J. Barry Brindley
Mrs. William R. Clement
(Ethel Cecile Brown)
Mrs. L. E. Coker
Mrs. Robert L. Crawford
(Mabel Clair Buckley)
Pat H. Curtis
Mrs. Walter L. Dean
Mrs. Loyal Durand
(Wesley Ann Travis)
Mrs. Rome Emmons
Sedley J. Greer
Byron T. Hetrick
Mrs. James R. Howerton
Mrs. Robert J. Hurst
Mrs. Joel G. King
John T. Lewis, HI
Samuel O. Massey, Jr.
Henry P. Mills, Jr.
John W. Moore
Mrs. John W. Moore
Mrs. James R. Ransom
Mrs. James W. Ridgway
(Betty Jean Langston)
John C. Sandefur
Mrs. Steve Short
(Retha Marion Kazar)
Mrs. R. G. Sibbald
(Mary Ann Derrick)
Kenneth W. Simons
Mrs. A. R. Sivewrig'ht
Charles R. Sommers
Andrew R. Townes
Irby Turner, Jr.
Mrs. Frank Ray Wheat
B. E. Williams
Mrs. Charles N. Wright
Mrs. William D. Wright
(Jo Anne Bratton)
Mrs. Myron W. Yonker, Jr.
W. E. Ayres
Jack Roy Birchum
Mrs. George V. Bokas
Mrs. T. H. Boone
John R. Broadwater
Mrs. John R. Broadwater
William R. Clement
David W. Colbert
Mrs. Stephen E. Collins
Magruder S. Corban
Jodie Kyzar George
Edgar A. Gossard
Mrs. Edgar A. Gossard
Mrs. Paul G. Green
Sidney A. Head
Louis W. Hodges
Mrs. Louis W. Hodges
Mrs. James D. Holden
John L. Howell
Mrs. Yeager Hudson
Mrs. Joseph R. Huggins
Mrs. George L. Hunt
(Jo Glyn Hughes)
Mrs. William H. Jacobs
Mrs. Keith W. Johnson
Albert B. Lee
Frank B. Manguni
Leslie J. Page, Jr.
Mrs. William Riecken, Jr.
William S. Romey
Dennis E. Salley
Louie C. Short
Mrs. Louie C. Short
(Frances "'o Peacock)
James W. Simmons. Jr.
Mrs. Richard Tourtellotte
Oscar N. Walley
Mrs. Cedric Bainton
Robert Y. Butts
Stephen E. Collins
Mrs. J. B. Conerly
Mrs. R. F. Duncan
(Ann Marie Ragan)
Mrs. Paul D. Eppinger
Robert M. Gibson
Nancy Ann Harris
P. Harry Hawkins
George L. Hunt, Jr.
Mrs. Randall D. Hunter
(Martha Ann Selby)
Alvin Jon King
Mrs. J. Willard Leggett
(Carol Mae Brown)
Mrs. John T. Lewis
(Helen Fay Head)
John B. Lott
Mrs. Samuel O. Massey
(Mary Lynn Graves)
L. Leslie Nabors, Jr.
Millsaps' big campus de-
mands constant care — and
money for upkeep.
Roy A. Parker
Roy B. Price, Jr.
David E. Pryor
Mrs. B. H. Reed
Mrs. A. T. Rice
(Lettie Kathryn King)
Mrs. John C. Sandefur
(Mary Louise Flowers)
Mary Alice Shields
B. M. Stevens
Mrs. Tommy Taylor
Mrs. Hughston Thomas
Walter I. Waldrop
R. Warren Wasson
Mrs. Ravmond Wilson
Mrs. James Leon Young
John M. Awad
Thomas H. Boone
Mrs. James L. Boyd
Jesse W. Brasher
Mrs. J. Barry Brindley
John "B. Campbell
Joseph S. Conti
Mrs. William S. Cook
Mrs. M. S. Corban
(Margaret C. Hathorn)
Some much-needed equipment was added to the Alumni
Office last year. New metal plates are made on this
Walter E. Ely
Harrison M. Ethridge
Albert W. Felsher, Jr.
Stearns L. Hayward
Mrs. Gordon Hensley
William E. Lampton
J. Willard Leggett, III
Walton Lipscomb, III
Mrs. John D. McEachin
Robert M. Maddox
W. Powers Moore, II
William F. Powell
Mrs. William F. Powell
Tom 0. Prewitt, Jr.
Tommie E. Price
Mrs. Tommie E. Price
Anita Barry Reed
Mrs. Harmon Tillman
0. Gerald Trigg
John E. Turner, Jr.
Edwin T. Upton
Mrs. Walter I. Waldrop
Mrs. Summer Walters
George A. Whitener
Fred H. Williams
Albert N. Williamson
Donald R. Youngs
Frederick M. Abraham
Mrs. Tip H. Allen, Jr.
Mrs. William D. Bealle
Mrs. John E. Bolton
Reynolds S. Chenev
M. Olin Cook
Mrs. M. Olin Cook
Mrs. Frank Corban, Jr.
(Lady Nelson Gill)
Ted B. Cottrell
Mrs. Peyton Dickinson
Billy L. Dowdle
Lloyd A. Doyle
Joseph C. Franklin
James Don Gordon
Graham L. Hales, Jr.
Newt P. Harrison
Mrs. Paul J. Illk
Mrs. James E. Inkster
Sam L. Jones
Mrs. Sam L. Jones
Mrs. William R. Lampkin
(Johnnie Marie SwinduU)
Mrs. Alvah C. Long, Jr.
Mrs. Jack M. McDonald
(Betty Louise Landfair)
John D. McEachin
Mrs. Edward W. McRae
Robert B. Minis
Mrs. W. Powers Moore, II
John D. Morgan
Mrs. Tom Prewitt, Jr.
Mrs. Roy B. Price
Mrs. Bryant A. Reed, Jr.
(Walter Jean Lamb)
Alfred P. Statham
Mrs. Archie Steele, Jr.
(Helen Sue Callahan)
Mrs. O. Gerald Trigg
Summer Walters, Jr.
Glenn Wimbish, Jr.
Mrs. Donald R. Youngs
Ted J. Alexander
Mrs. Raymond T. Arnold
(Janice Mae Bower)
John E. Baxter, Jr.
Mrs. W. D. Bethav, Jr.
(Louise Ruth Riddell)
Carol E. Brown
Mrs. Mark W. Burdette
(Sallie Anne Dement)
Mrs. A. E. Burt, Jr.
Mrs. Billy Chapman
(Betty Gail Trapp)
Mrs. Clifton Collins
(Jo Anne Gibbs)
Dewitt G. Cra\vford
Mrs. Dewitt G. Crawford
W. H. Creekmoi'e, Jr.
James M. Ewing
Thomas B. Fanning
William L. Graham
Mrs. William L. Graham
Ruth Ann Hall
Howard S. Jones
Mrs. Peter J. Liacouras
(Ann Locke Myers)
Jack M. McDonald
Bill Rush Mosby
Mrs. Benny Owen
John P. Potter
Mrs. John P. Potter
Mrs. David E. Pryor
John B. Sharp
John H. Stone
Mrs. John Ed Thomas
Donald G. Triplett
Jim L. Waits
Herbert A. Ward, Jr.
Kennard W. Wellons
Mrs. George A. Whitener
Mrs. Joseph E. Wilson
(Nancy Caroline Vines)
Mrs. Robert F. Workman
Mrs. Bryant M. Allen
William D. Balgord
Julia Ann Beckes
Arnold A. Bush, Jr.
David I. Carlson
Mrs. Reynolds Cheney
Richard L. Cooke
Joseph R. Cowart
Mrs. W. H. Creekmore
Mrs. Albert Felsher
Mrs. Mary Frances
John D. Humphrey
Mrs. John L. Lipscomb
Mrs. Lewis A. Lord
Ellis M. Moffitt
Mrs. Bill Rush Mosby
Mrs. James L. Nation
(Dorothy Jack Casey)
Mrs. Leslie Joe Page, Jr.
(Frances Irene West)
James P. Rush
W. B. Selah
John Ed Thomas
Russell D. Thompson
D. Clifton Ware, Jr.
Thomas C. Welch
Milton J. Whatley
Albert Y. Brown, Jr.
Mrs. Arnold A. Bush
Mary Sue Cater
Avit J. Hebert
James E. Inkster
Ann Ryland Kelly
William R. Lampkin
Mrs. William E. Lampton
(Sandra Jo Watson)
Donald D. Lewis
Robert E. McArthur
Mrs. J. L. Maynard
(Marcia Anne Brocato)
Mrs. Robert B. Mims
John T. Rush
Mrs. Robert M. Still
(Mary Lee Bethune)
Mrs. D. Clifton Ware, Jr.
Mrs. Thomas C. Welch
(Josephine Anne Goodwin)
George R. Williams
Mrs. Glenn Wimbish
John L. Lipscomb
Ary Jane Lotterhos
Mrs. Phyllis Johnson
Mrs. Phineas Stevens
Mrs. W. C. Harris
Mrs. R. L. Jones
Mrs. Albert McLemore
Mrs. V. M. Roby
Mrs. John Walmsly
Mrs. Mattie Williamson
Mrs. Paul J. Woodward
Mrs. J. Will Yon
Friends "^ ■
Mrs. C. A. Bowen '^
H. Peyton Noland
J. Earl Rhea
D. R. Sanderson, Sr.
Mrs. D. R. Sanderson, Sr.
D R. Sanderson, Jr
Joe F. Sanderson
A. G. Snelgrove
Fi-ancis B. Stevens
Corporate Alumnu.'; Program
Connecticut General Life
(Matching gift by William
Gulf Oil Corporation
(Matching gift by W. B.
The persons listed below contributed $100 or more to the 1960-61 Alumni Fund. The number
of people making this type gift increases from year to year and will continue to do so as more
and more alumni realize that their support of higher education is a sound investment.
J. W. Alford, '30
Dr. Ben F. Allen, '29
Henry V. Allen, Jr., '36
Dr. C. C. Applewhite, '07
Dr. Sam Ashmore, '16-'17
W. E. Ayres, '54
Mrs. W. E. Ayres, '53
Dr. Thomas A. Baines, '35
William K. Barnes, '28
Mrs. Ross Barnett, '26
W. A. Bealle, '26
Rev. Norman U. Boone, '33
Rev. R. R. Branton, '27
Mrs. R. R. Branton, '28
William P. Bridges, '11-'13
Rex I. Brown, '51
Carolyn Bufkin, '47
Webb Buie, '36
Mrs. Webb Buie, '36
(Ora Lee Graves)
Mrs. Prank Cabell, '35
Dr. Dean Calloway, '48
Rev. J. H. Cameron, '47
Mrs. J. H. Cameron, '32
A. B. Campbell, '10
William J. Caraway, '35
Mrs. William J. Caraway, '35
(Catherine Josephine Ross)
Craig Castle, '47
Reynolds Cheney, '31
Mrs. Reynolds Cheney, '33
G. C. Clark, '38
Joseph W. Coker, '27
Gilbert P. Cook, Sr., '08
Dr. Eugene H. Countiss, '29
Robert Lee Cra-ivford, '52
Mrs. Robert L. Crawford, '49-'52
(Mabel Clair Buckley)
Buford Ellington, •26-'27, '29-'30
Mrs. L C. Enochs, '16-'18
John R. Enochs, '33
Dr. John W. Evans, '32-'33
Robert L. Ezelle, Jr., '35
Bama Finger, Gre. '12
Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr., '37
Marietta Finger, Gre. '14
Bishop Marvin Frankljn, '52
Garner W. Green, '93
S. Cyril Hart, '00-'04
Warfield W. Hester, '35
Dr. Robert Hollingsworth, '47
Dr. J. Manning Hudson, '40
Dr. George H. Jones, '25
Harris A. Jones, '99
Chap. Joseph W. Jones, '49
Maurice Jones, '34
Mrs. Wylie V. Kees, '33
(Mary Sue Burnham)
John T. Kimball, '34
Mrs. John T. Kimball, '44
Mrs. Raymond King, '51
Sam Lampton, '13
Earl T. Lewis, '50
Mrs. Earl T. Lewis, '51
(Mary Sue Enochs)
J. Walton Lipscomb, III, '56
Richard G. Lord, Jr., '36-'38
Mrs. J. S. Love, Jr., '27-'30
(Jo Ellis Buie)
Kelton L. Lowery, '37-'40
Raymond McClinton, '36
Mrs. Raymond McClinton, '35-'37
Ralph McCool, '36-'37
Mrs. Ralph McCool, '40
James C. McGee, '01-'03
W. Merle Mann, '28
Mrs. W. Merle Mann, '28
Dr. Raymond Martin, '42
Robert M. Mayo, '37
Marjorie Miller, '41
Mrs. R. E. Dumas Milner, '41
(Myrtle Ruth Howard)
Dr. William E. Moak, '42-'44
Mrs. William E. Moak, '42-'44
Basil E. Moore, '31
Mrs. Howard Morris, '35-'40
C. L. Neill, '07
Mrs. C. L. Neill, '07
John A. Neill, '49
William L. Norton, '34-'36
Mrs. William L. Norton, '37
(Martha Lee Newell)
George B. Pickett, '27-'30
Mrs. J. Earl Rhea, '38
John B. Ricketts, '05
Dr. Henry C. Ricks, '40
C. R. Ridgway, Jr., '35
Mrs. C. R. Ridgway, W. '07
Walter S. Ridgway, H, '43
W. Bryant Ridgway, '36-'38
Solon F. Riley, '28
Charlton Roby, '42
Victor Roby, '38
Nat Rogers, '41
Mrs. Nat Rogers, '42
Dr. Thomas G. Ross, '36
Mrs. D. R. Sanderson, '50
(Fannie Buck Leonard)
Mrs. Joe F. Sanderson '44-'45
Frank T. Scott, '13
Austin L. Shipman, '21
Dr. Frederick B. Smith, '12
Lemuel 0. Smith, Jr., '26-'27
Mrs. Lemuel O. Smith, Jr., '34
Dr. Benjamin M. Stevens, '55
Mrs. Francis B. Stevens, '42
(Ann Elizabeth Herbert)
Mrs. Phineas Stevens, '58-'59
P. K. Sturgeon, '36
Orrin H. Swayze, '27
Mrs. Orrin H. Swayze, '27
Swepson S. Taylor, '07-'ll
Zachary Taylor, Jr., '44
Mrs. Zachary Taylor, Jr., '45
Janice Trimble, '43
Mrs. Warren B. Trimble, '40
Oliver B. Triplett, '24
Alfred Thomas Tucker, '39
J. J. Valentine, '19
H. V. Watkins, '33
D. M. White, '17
Dr. John D. Wofford, '50
Mrs. John D. Wofford, '50
Dr. Noel C. Womack, Jr., '44
Mrs. Noel C. Womack, Jr., '44
(Flora Mae Arant)
Dr. Charles N. Wright, '48
Mrs. Charles N. Wright, '53
Dan A. Wright, '47
Bishop Marvin Franklin
Howard S. Jones Art Department, German Department
J. Walton Lipscomb, III Library Books in History
Kelton L. Lowery Office Equipment
James N. McLeod Library Books in Economics
George Pickett Music Department
C. R. Ridgway Music Department
Rev. and Mrs. John C. Rousseaux ..Development
Russell D. Thompson Chemistry Department
J. J. Valentine Millsaps Singers
Rev. H. W. F. Vaughan Maintenance Fund
Dr. and Mrs. Noel Womack Music Department
IN MEMORY OF DONOR
J. R. Countiss, Jr. Mrs. Walter Ely
Robert M. Gibson ..Mrs. Robert M. Gibson
Richard L. King Aubrey Ma.xted
Mrs. George Faxon
Mrs. Richard Aubert
Mrs. 0. C. Knightson Dr. and Mrs. James D. Powell
Father of Hersee Moody Carson Mrs. Hersee Moody Carson
Berry Moody ...Mrs. Hersee Moody Carson
Sam Moody Mrs. Hersee Moody Carson
Harvey T. Newell, Jr Charlton Roby
Charles L. Neill Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Sanderson
Mrs. Fannie Buck Leonard
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Ridgway
Mrs. 0. W. Priddy Dr. and Mrs. James D. Powell
Dr. W. E. Riecken, Sr Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Riecken, Jr.
W. C Sweat, Sr Dr and Mrs. James D. Powell
Memorial Book Fund
IN MEMORY OF DONOR
E. H. Butler Mr. and Mrs. George Pickett
C. H. Everett Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ezelle, Jr.
Ewin Gaby, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ezelle, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. George Pickett
Mrs. R. E. Hines Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ezelle, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. H. E. Finger, Jr.
Louis Julienne Mr. and Mrs. Webb Buie
Richard L. King _ Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Ridgway, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ezelle, Jr.
S. H. Lofton Dr. and Mrs. H. E. Finger, Jr.
Joe Henry Morris Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ezelle, Jr.
Ella Rush Mosby Dr. and Mrs. Charles N. Wright
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Small
J. Kelly Naasson Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ezelle, Jr.
C. L. Neill Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Ridgway, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. George Pickett
Hiram Rainey Dr. and Mrs. H. E. Finger, Jr.
Dr. J. C. Tankersley Mr. and Mrs. George Pickett
Mrs. W. H. Watkins Mr. and Mrs. George Pickett
Dr. and Mrs. H. E. Finger, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Peyton Noland
Mrs. V. D. Youngblood Dr. and Mrs. H. E. Finger, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Ridgway, Jr.
t?3JflWai»«iJ! WlS3iii»i«iHmniHJMHJa«nB^^ muanumt aa
EVENTS OF NOTE
from town and gown
Castle Heads Fund
Jackson oil executive Craig Castle,
'47, has been appointed chairman of
Millsaps College's Alumni Fund cam-
paign for 1961-62.
Announcement of Castle's appoint-
ment was made by Charlton Roby, of
Jackson, president of the Alumni As-
As chairman of the campaign Castle
will lead in efforts to obtain a minimum
of 835,000 before the drive closes on
June 30. Money from the Fund, estab-
lished in 1956, is used mainly to meet
current operating expenses. Exceptions
are gifts designated for specific pur-
Approximately 500 alumni will be
appointed by Castle to serve as class
managers. They will make individual
contacts with members of their classes,
explaining to them the need of Millsaps
and higher education ge'nerally and
urging them to give.
Castle, who graduated cum laude from
Millsaps in 1947, received his LLB de-
gree from Washington and Lee Univer-
sity in 1950. He has been a practicing
attorney in Jackson for the past ten
years, specializing in legal problems re-
lating to the oil and gas industry. Ear-
lier this year he withdrew from active
practice to organize ^-^iking Oil Com-
pany, now serving as executive vice-
president and general counsel.
In 1950 he received a direct commis-
sion in the United States Naval Reserve
and attended the US Naval Intelligence
School in Washington, D. C. After a
tour of duty in the Pentagon he was re-
leased from active service with the rank
of lieutenant junior grade.
An active member of the Alumni As-
sociation, Castle served as its president
New Faculty Named
Seven full-time faculty members and
an administrator joined the Millsaps
faculty this summer and fall.
New teachers are Leon Raymond
Camp, instructor of speech; Player E.
Cook, instructor of mathematics: Bar-
rel S. English, instructor of biology;
William F. Lowe, Jr., assistant profes-
sor of German; William K. Scarborough,
assistant professor of history; James
Carroll Simms, assistant professor of
sociology; and Charles K. Sims, assis-
tant professor of music.
Mrs. Henry P. Pate, a 1940 graduate
of Millsaps and a member of the Col-
lege's Alumni Office staff for several
years, assumed duties as dean of women
at the beginning of the summer session.
Camp received his Bachelor of Arts
degree from Sioux Falls (South Dakota)
College, his Master of Arts degree from
Indiana University, and has had further
study at the University of Wyoming
and Indiana University.
An honor graduate of Monmouth (Illi-
nois) College, Cook received the Master
of Arts degree from Kansas University.
English, a native of Newton, Kansas,
graduated from Southwestern College
in Winfield, Kansas, and received his
Master of Science degree from Louisia-
na State University.
Lowe received his Bachelor of Arts
degree from the University of North
Carolina and did his Master's and doc-
torate work there also.
A Phi Beta Kappa scholar, Scar-
borough graduated from the University
of North Carolina, received his MA
from Cornell, and has completed re-
quirements for his Ph.D. at the Univer-
sity of North Carolina.
Sims received his Bachelor of Arts
and Master of Arts degrees from the
University of Maryland and has com-
pleted residence requirements for the
Ph.D. at Emory University.
A native of Wilmore, Kentucky, Sims
earned the Bachelor of Music degree
from the University of Kentucky and
the Master of Music degree from the
University of Michigan. He has had
doctoral work at the University of
Back this year after leaves of ab-
sence are Dr. Bond Fleming, chairman
of the philosophy department; the Rev-
erend Bob Anding, assistant professor
of religion; and Samuel Knox, associate
professor of mathematics.
Members of the staff who resigned
this year to accept other positions were
George Maddox and Bernice Allen, socio-
logy; Abraham Attrep, history; Richard
Fairbanks, music; and Marvin G. Smith,
head football coach. Edward M. Collins,
speech, and T. W. Lewis, III, religion,
requested leaves of absence.
Additions to the staff announced ear-
lier include John Christmas, dean of
students; Flavious Smith, head football
coach; and Jack Woodward, religious
Recordings by some of Germany's
most important contemporary composers
have been presented to the Millsaps de-
partment of German by the German
According to John Guest, chairman
of the German department, the record-
ings will be used in connection with the
cultural laboratory sessions of the ad-
vanced literature courses in German.
The German and Austrian embassies
annually present books to be awarded
to outstanding students of German at
the College's Honors Day. The record-
ings are being presented additionally
because of the College's emphasis on
the overall culture of the Germanic
countries rather than literature only.
Included in the gift are works by
Boris Blacher, Arnold Schoenberg,
Ernst Krenek, Wolfgang Fortner, Rich-
ard Strauss, Gustav Mahler, Hans
Pfitzner, and Hindemith. Some of the
recordings are unavailable in this coun-
try and are of special interest in that
they show contemporary trends, in-
cluding, according to Guest, the con-
tinuation of the Schoenberg school and
the highly controversial aspect of elec-
tronic music, which has its international
"headquarters"' in Cologne.
In connection ^^-ith its cultural em-
phasis program, the Millsaps German
department has completed the first year
of a two-year experiment in the feasi-
bility of having majors participate in
extended laboratory sessions devoted to
the music, art, and history of the era
under consideration. The laboratory
sessions supplement classroom time de-
voted to language and litei'ature.
High School Day Set
High School Day has been set for
November 18, and alumni are urged
to encourage promising students to at-
tend the special functions designed to
show high school seniors what Millsaps
Some alumni bring carloads of stu-
dents to the campus for the day. Any
alumnus desiring to do this can work
through his local church or high school.
Such support is most significant, offi-
Agenda for the day is as follows:
8:00 a. m., registration, reception, re-
freshments; 9:00 a. m., entertainment;
9:45-11:45, scholarship tests (optional);
9:45-1:15, guided tours; 11:30-1:15,
lunch; 12:30-2:00 p. m., conferences with
faculty and staff; 2:00-3:15 p. m., varie-
ty show; 3:30 p. m., visits to houses of
social groups, party for athletes; 5:00
p. m., "Dutch'' supper; 6:30 p. m., bas-
ketball game; 8:30 p. m., all-campus
Scholarships will be awarded on the
basis of highest scores on the competi-
tive tests, which will be given at 9:45
Formal Opening Held
The most important space yet to be
conquered is the very small one that
rests between human ears. Dr. Otis
Singletary, '47, told a capacity audience
at Millsaps at the formal opening of the
academic year on September 29.
Dr. Singletary, chancellor of the Wom-
an's College of the University of North
Carolina, decried the tendency in Ameri-
ca to provide equal education rather
than excellence in education. He urged
programs which would recognize and
develop superior students as well as
the average ones.
The ceremonies which marked the
formal opening of the 70th session were
preceded by a colorful academic pro-
cession of faculty and seniors. Dr. W.
B. Selah, pastor of Galloway Metho-
dist Church, delivered the invocation
and brought greetings from the Board
Dr. Singletary said that American
educators face a number of obstacles in
establishing a superior educational sys-
tem. The crash program method of
approach, the "education for national
defense" idea, he said, is in itself and
as a single goal not worthy of a free
society. Education for purely practical
purposes results in the production of
half-men. He mentioned as deferents
the tendency to urge making schools
over in the Russian pattern because of
their space advances, fake quality pro-
grams, institutions which have as their
goal the education of average students,
and specialization. Of the Russian
school system he said, "The Soviet sys-
tem was designed to meet specific, pre-
determined aims. Their system would
not work for our society."
"One of the biggest obstacles," he
said, "is the fact that the American
public may refuse to support education."
He cited figures which indicated that
400,000 teachers must be recruited by
1970 to maintain the current student-
faculty ratio and the estimate that an
amount double that currently spent must
go into education by 1970.
A scholarship in memory of Mrs.
Richard R. Priddy, ^\^fe of the chairman
of the Millsaps geology department, is
being established at the College.
To be called the Lillian Emily Benson
Priddy Women Christian Workers Scho-
larship Fund, it will be used to help
women students who intend to enter
full-time Christian sei'vice.
The fund is being established by the
family and friends and by church and
civic organizations which benefitted by
Mrs. Priddy's faithful service.
Officials are hoping to reach a goal
of $5000. Dra'tt'ing 5'^c interest, it will
provide $250 a year for a deserving
student, to be selected annually by the
College's Awards Committee.
Mrs. Priddy was active in the work
of the Methodist Church and the Mis-
sissippi Parent-Teachers Association, al-
though she had no children. She was
known as an outstanding youth speaker
and displayed particular interest in the
Women Christian Workers organization.
Her death on August 3 was considered
a great loss to the entire community.
Individuals wishing to contribute to
the Fund may send checks to Millsaps
An academic procession preceded Otis Singletary's address at the formal opening
of the school year. Seniors led the procession.
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New Media Used
The Millsaps Majors are in the
movies, and the College recently pre-
sented a television program on a Jack-
son station to bring two new media
into the public information scheme.
Former student Lee Baker, '47-'51,
reported in his Jackson Daily News col-
umn as follows: "Millsaps College has
gained a healthy share of fame for the
talents of a theatrical nature brought
forth by Lance Goss . . . But it re-
mained for Major athletes to make the
movies . . . Yesterday seven of them
took part in a film made by the Ameri-
can Medical Association to demonstrate
baseball injuries . . . The movie is due
to be shown at a national AMA con-
vention in Denver, then later at an in-
ternational medical meeting in Rome
. . . Taking part were Dick McMurray
of Jackson, Dean Shaw of Hazlehurst,
Robert Smith of Cheneyville, Louisiana.
Ronnie Daughdrill of McComb. Paul
Miller of Bay St. Louis, Jim Allen of
Carthage and Ed McCreedy of Biloxi."
In September WJTV asked the Col-
lege to present the first of its series on
institutions of higher education in the
state. CBS had given them prime Thurs-
day night time — 9:30 — once a month for
local shows, and WJTV chose this for-
mat. The Millsaps show was presented
September 24. Its theme was "What
Is A College?" It featured films of the
campus and student activities and dis-
cussions by students and faculty mem-
The tape is being converted to film
for showing on campus and throughout
Coachmen Gain Fame
On every side last year word came
that Millsaps' Wanderers had stolen
some show or other.
Biggest steal, if the term can be used
so loosely, was when they captured the
fancy of the audience at Jackson's Pops
The Wanderers, now known as the
Coachmen because another group had
already claimed the former name, is a
group of four Millsaps students who
have quite a comanding touch with a
folk song or ballad.
They've been compared favorably with
the Kingston Trio and the Brothers
Four, top names, in case you're not tip
on popular music, in the ensemble field.
At the Pops Concert the top attrac-
tion was the Dukes of Dixieland, a New
Millsaps athletics fifty-four years ago was the subject which held these football
players enthralled. Dr. C. C. Applewhite, '07, was one of the alumni attending
the annual Alumni-Football Team Chicken Fry.
Orleans jazz group. Both reviewers,
however, reported that the Wanderers,
or Coachmen, were definitely the hit of
Members of the group are Steve
Meisburg, Jackson; and Rhett Mitchell,
Bob Shuttleworth, and Jimmy Under-
wood, all from Forest. Bob Daugherty,
Valley Stream, New York, accompanies
on the bass.
The group has pressed two records on
Thunder International label. The first
wasn't pushed because of a faulty press-
ing-, but the other is on sale nationally.
It features songs composed by Steve
Meisburg, "Erie Canal" and "So Blue."
The much-in-demand group is being
given sound support by Jackson's amuse-
ments editors, who have expressed be-
lief that the boys are on their way
Alcohol School Grows
Registrants from eight states attend-
ed the Southeastern School of Alcohol
Studies at Millsaps August 6-11.
An outgrowth of the Mississippi
School of Alcohol Studies held annually
at Millsaps, the Southeastern School
now includes Alabama, Arkansas, Flori-
da, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi,
South Carolina, Tennessee, and Puerto
The school is designed to meet the
needs of professional and nonprofession-
al people who seek a better understand-
ing of the many problems related to
Among those serving on the faculty
were Dr. George Maddox, former chair-
man of the sociology department, and
Dr. Frank Laney, professor of history.
Millsaps College's enrollment for the
fall semester numbers 904 students,
with representatives from 27 states,
three foreign countries, and 73 of Mis-
sissippi's 82 counties.
Director of Admissions Paul Hardin
said that the 904 represented capacity
enrollment with the current dormitory
Jlen outnumber women on the cam-
pus by a slight margin and have the
edge in every class except one. Class
totals are as follows: freshmen, 272;
sophomores, 213; juniors, 189; seniors,
175; special students, 55.
Foreign countries represented are Cuba,
Algei'ia and Iran, with one student each.
Tennessee leads the states, excepting
Mississippi, with 31 representatives, fol-
lowed by Florida with 17, Louisiana wth
13, Alabama -with 10, Georgia with 6,
Arkansas with 5, and Missouri with 5.
States with three or fewer students
attending include Virginia, South Caro-
lina, California, Texas, Wisconsin, Penn-
sylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, New York,
New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, New
Mexico, Rhode Island, Michigan, Oregon,
Hawaii, Nebraska, and Indiana. Wash-
ington, D. C, is also represented.
Harrison County has 26 students on
the campus to lead Mississippi counties
other than Hinds. Pike follows with 22,
Jones with 20, Lauderdale with 19,
Washington and Scott with 18 each,
Warren and Jackson with 17 each, and
Yazoo, Copiah, and Adams with 16 each.
In denominational preference, Methodist
leads, followed by Baptist, Presbyterian,
Episcopal, and Roman Catholic, in that
order. Also represented are Church of
Christ, Disciples of Christ. Greek Ortho-
dox, Lutheran, Congregational, Moslem,
Unitarian, Jewish, and Mormon.
Students Go Abroad
Millsaps College, Southwestern at
Memphis, and the University of the
South are cooperating in a joint Junior
Year Abroad Program which allows
students from the three colleges to at-
tend one of Fi-ance's leading universi-
Courses at the University of Aix-
Marseille, a t Aix-en-Provence, will
transfer back to the home school so
that the student will receive college
credit while absorbing the language and
culture of France.
Millsaps students Evelyn Burt, of
Drew, and Alice Sullivan, of Port Gib-
son, joined 23 students from the other
two schools in New York prior to sail-
ing on September 2 on the Flandre.
Southwestern already has participat-
ed for two years in the Junior Year
Abroad Program of the Institute for
American Universities. The Institute
reports that the cost of the program,
including transatlantic travel, is about
equal with that of an average American
private college or university because of
low living expenses in France.
Students may take courses in English,
or, if they are proficient in the language,
in French. Students majoring in French
are required to take their courses in
Aix-en-Provence is located in southern
France, 17 miles north of Marseille,
near the Rhone Valley, and is known
for its 18th century monuments. Op-
portunity for extensive travel on the
continent is offered during the school's
Most of the students will live with
European families during their stay in
Prance, which offers further opportuni-
ty for practice in the language and
direct contact with the people.
Majors Back Home
Memories of the 1940's and earlier
will be stirred on November 4 when the
Millsaps Majors, after years of wander-
ing, really come home for a varsity
In fact, they couldn't get any closer
to Buie Gymnasium, headquarters of the
Majors since 1930.
Millsaps will meet Maryville College
in an afternoon game on Alumni Field
on Saturday, November 4. The game
with the Scotties will take the wraps
off of the campus stadium, which has
been vised for a practice field and for
intramural sporting events since World
War II. In its "heyday" Alumni Field
was the scene of most of the Millsaps
and Central High home games and
high school and college track events.
Following the game with Maryville, a
newcomer to the schedule, the Majors
will meet Livingston State College in
an afternoon Parents' Day game on
Semi-permanent stands are being
erected between the twenty-yard lines
to accommodate 4,000 spectators. Small
concession stands will be constructed at
each end of the field.
The reactivated Millsaps stadium will
stand out sharply as a symbol of cam-
pus - centered, nonsubsidized athletics
against the background of the imposing
47,000-capacity Hinds Memorial Stadium
located just north of the golf course.
Officials plan to schedule the ma-
jority of the Majors' home games at
Alumni Board Named
Alumni Association President Charl-
ton Roby, of Jackson, has announced ap-
pointments to the Board of Directors
for the 1961-62 year.
The 36-member Board met for the
first time this year on Homecoming,
Members serve for terms of three
years and are appointed to one of the
following committees: Alumni Partici-
pation; Development; Finance; Student-
Alumni Relations; Programs; and Legal
Appointed for the first time this year
were Percy Clifton, Jackson; W. B.
Ridgway, Jackson; Randolph Peets,
Jackson; Mrs. Philip Kolb, Jackson;
Mrs. W. C. Smallwood, New Albany;
Russell Nobles. Hazlehurst; Carl Guern-
sey, Jackson; Alfred Statham, McComb;
Foster Collins, Jackson; Richard Naef,
Jackson; Armand Karow, Jackson; and
the Reverend J. L. Neill, Decatur.
Second-year members are Barrv
Brindley, Jackson; Mrs. J. W. Campbell,
Jackson; T. K. Scott, Leiand; William
E. Barksdale, Jackson; H. V. Allen,
Jackson; Garner Green, Jackson; Chap-
lain J. H. Brooks, Jackson; the Reverend
C. C. Clark, Jackson; J. Clyde McGee,
Jackson; Mrs. C. C. Holloman, Bates-
ville; Mrs. M. H. Brooks, Jackson; and
Mrs. W. F. Johnson, Jackson.
Serving the third year of their terms
are Dr. C. C. Applewhite, Jackson; Mrs.
Dewey Sanderson, Laurel; the Reverend
N. U. Boone, Brookhaven; Dr. W. F.
Murrah, Memphis, Memphis; James L.
Young, Jackson; Dr. Eugene Countiss,
New Orleans; the Reverend J. N. Hin-
son, Aberdeen; Dr. J. S. Ferguson, Jack-
son; Mrs. J. D. Wofford, Jackson; Dr.
Raymond Martin, Jackson; and Robert
S. Simpson, McComb.
Mike P. Sturdivant, of Glendora, was
elected chairman of the Millsaps College
Associates for 1961-62 at the group's
annual fall meeting on the campus.
The Millsaps Associates is a group
of professional and business leaders
from over the state who work with the
administration and Board of Trustees
in promoting understanding of the role
of the College.
Elected to serve with Sturdivant were
Joe N. Bailey, Coffeeville, and John
Neill, Laurel, vice-chairmen; and Albert
Sanders, Jr., Jackson, seci'etary.
Appointed to the executive committee
were Al J. Schultz, Gulfport; James
Hand, Jr., Rolling Fork; and J. T.
Young, Maben. Members of the commit-
tee serving an additional year are Kirk
Egger, Columbus; A. V. Beacham, Mag-
nolia; and 0. H. Swango, Sardis.
Four Jacksonians were initiated into
the Millsaps College chapter of Omi-
cron Delta Kappa, national leadership
honor society, in October.
Selected as an honorary member was
J. T. Brown, chairman of the Board
of the First National Bank.
Alumni members initiated were
George L. Sugg, of Godwin Advertising
Agency, and the Reverend John H.
Morrow, director of the Methodist
Dr. Donald Caplenor, chairman of the
Millsaps biology department, was cho-
sen for active faculty membership.
Membership in ODK is based on dem-
onstrated leadership ability. Non-stu-
dent members ai'e selected by the chap-
ter, and membership is considered a
Dean James S. Ferguson led an eval-
uation committee in a study of the aca-
demic program of Erskine College, of
Due West, South Carolina, this fall.
The committee was similar to one
which evaluated Millsaps' program in
connection with its Self-Study Program
last fall. Administrators from Stetson
University, Randolph-Macon Woman's
College, Wofford College, and the Uni-
versity of Houston spent four days on
the Millsaps campus to help the Col-
lege determine ways in which it could
increase its services to the students.
The Self-Study Program, with its off-
campus evaluation committee, is spon-
sored by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Secondary Schools and is
held at the member schools once each
The committee led by Dr. Ferguson
visited the Erskine campus October IS-
IS. Their report, combined with Ers-
kine's self-appraisal, will enable the
school to take measures which will help
to improve its program.
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National Non-Partisan Committee for
International Economic Growth and a
member of the Regional Export Expan-
sion Committee of the Department of
"The list of his activities could go
on and on, though it already sounds as
if he has made a career of attending
conferences. He does have a career. He
is chairman of the board of his own
company, with its nine corporate affi-
liates. His business connections include
directorates on the boards of the First
National Bank of Jackson, the Mis-
sissippi Power and Light Company, and
the Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad.
"He has achieved all this through his
own efforts. Following his graduation
from Millsaps in 1910 he was succes-
sively superintendent of schools in
Mathiston, Eupora, and Grenada. In
1919, with a $10,000 loan, he establish-
ed the Mississippi School Supply Com-
pany in a small room and sold statio-
nery, books, and office equipment. The
business has grown to include The Office
Supply Company, School Book Supply
Company, Mississippi Corporation, and
Magnolia State Foundation.
"A past president of the United States
Chamber of Commerce, he is now chair-
man of the Executive Committee and
a directoi'. He has served on the Nomi-
nating Committee and the Agriculture
Committee and as chairman of the
Committee on Education, in which ca-
pacity he himself says he found outlet
for his greatest interest."
Campbell is treasurer of the Board
of Trustees of Millsaps College.
Virginia Abigail Alexander, '61, to
Joseph Furman Buzhardt. Living in
Alice Ann Amelung, '58-'(i0, to Rich-
ard Owen Doiron. Living in Hatties-
Dona Jane Ballinger to Edwin Thomp-
son Upton, '56. Living in Tulsa, Okla.
Julia Anne Beckes, '59, to Lt. Allen
J. Dawson. Living in Pensacola, Florida.
Beverly Boswell, current student, to
William Marvin Watkins, '61. Living in
Ilda Rhea Breland to Thomas Linton
Ballard, '58. Living in Jackson.
Virginia Lee Brothers to Spiro Pete
Cora, '5.3-'58. Living in Jackson.
Rosemary Browning to Harvey Ver-
non Ray, Jr., '60. Living in Durant,
Ralphana Elizabeth Bushong to
Joseph Lee Porter, '55-'57. Living in
Julia Douglas Campbell, '56-'58, to
James Arthur Shirley.
Nancy Lee Christiansen to Lt. Hubert
Lacy Causey, '60. Living in Quantico,
Julia Clare Cockrell, '57-'59, to DeWitt
Clinton Peteet. Jr., '55-'57. Living in
Sarah Clarissa Colbert to James
Glynn Fortenberry, '58-'60.
Pamela Scott Dabney, '59-'61, to
Donald Andrew Hopkins, '60. Living in
Irene Elizabeth Fridge, '61, to George
Russell Marsh. Living in Ruston, La.
Maryon Gayle Graham, '61, to H. Wil-,
son Yates. Living in Nashville.
Barbara Graves to Ted Alexander, '58.
Living in Meadville, Mississippi.
Virginia Sue Hall, '60-'61, to Edward
Martha Ann Huddleston, '58-'60, to
William Thomas AVilkins, '58-'60. Living
at University, Mississippi.
Cora Kay Hurlburt to Luther Scott
McCarty, '52-'55. Living in Aztec, New
Betty Lynn Jones, '61, to Joseph Ed-
win Varner, '61. Living in Jackson.
Barbara LaBerge, '58-'59, to Paul
Gee Swartzfager, Jr.
Barbara Jean McLeod, '59-'60, to
James Leroy Boydstun.
Janet Linda McMurray to Charles
Ray Brackett, '56-'60. Living in Mem-
Sandra Claire Miller, '57, to Max
Harold McDaniel, '57. Living in La-
Jane Cleveland Montgomery, '58-'59,
to Hugh A. Warren, III.
Hilarie Anne Owen, '59-'60, to Larry
Edward Tuminello. Living in Gulfport,
Catherine Bonita Perry to Alexander
Carter Lewis, '61.
Elizabeth Gail Pittman to the Rev-
erend James Paul Rush, '60. Living in
Durham, North Carolina.
Marcella Jeanne Shelton to Malcolm
Ronald Holmes, '56-'58. Living in Jack-
Roberta Small, '60-'61, to Robert Gra-
ham Feild, '61.
Martha Christine Smith to the Rev.
Odean W. Puckett, '54. Living in Jack-
Elizabeth Jane Taylor, '59, to Gerald
Keith Eure. Living in Jackson.
Lucy Sherrill Thompson to Russell
Douglas Thompson, '59. Living in Jack-
Ruth Marie Tomlinson, '61, to Donald
Duncan Lewis, '60. Living in Raleigh,
Aldine Myra Tucker, '56-'58, to Edgar
Edward Gordon. Living in Jackson.
Penny Tumbleson to Dudley Dean
Culley, '59. Living in Jackson.
Glenda Lynn Wadsworth, '58, to the
Reverend Samuel Alexander Tomlinson,
'58. Living in Corinth, Mississippi.
Virginia Helen Walker, '60, to Robert
Clayborn Burrows. Living in Tallahas-
Frances Lee Ware to Herman Read
Jones, '56. Living in Jackson.
Jennie Penelope Wasson, '60-'61, to
Walter Vance Davis, III, '57-'59. Living
in Millington, Tennessee.
Charlene Watkins to Robert Allison
Calloway, '50-'53. Living in Jackson.
Jacqueline Charlotte Wehmeyer to
Vernon Eugene Berbette, '55-'57. Living
Patricia Nell Wynn, '59, to William
Booth Ward, Jr.
Dr. M. C. White, emeritus chairman
of the department of English, is back
in his home in Jackson following major
surgery at St. Dominic's Hospital in
September. His address is 1715 Edge-
wood Street, should any of his friends
desire to write him.
Another member of the faculty who
has been seriously ill is Dr. J. D. Wro-
ten, chairman of the religion department,
who is recovering from hepatitis. He
expects to be able to return to his
teaching duties in the near future.
Dr. Alvin Jon "Pop" King has moved
nearer to Millsaps now that he has
retired from Wood Junior College,
where he taught for several years after
his retirement from Millsaps in 1956.
His new home is in Ridgeland.
Monmouth College, in Monmouth, Illi-
nois, has appointed Dr. Harry Manley,
former chairman of the political science
department, to the position of academic
dean. Dr. Manley left Millsaps in 1960
to work with the Illinois Commission on
Dr. Frank James, who left Millsaps a
few years ago to enter private industry,
has been appointed chairman of the
department of chemistry at Mercer Uni-
versity in Macon, Georgia. He joined
the faculty in June as professor of
This column is dedicated to the mem-
ory of graduates, former students, and
friends who have passed away in re-
cent months. Every effoi't 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:
James R. Cavett, '06-'07, '11-'12, who
died June 28, 1961. He lived in Jackson.
Gus Ford, '20-'22, who died in July,
1961. He lived in Jackson. He was the
husband of the former Normastel Peat-
John F. Godbold, "08-'ll, who died this
summer. He was a Jackson resident.
Dr. R. Malcolm Guess, LLD '54, who
died in September, 1961. He lived in
The Reverend Hendon M. Harris, '02-
'04, who died August 21, 1961. He was a
resident of Clinton, Mississippi.
Robert F. Jones, '99-'01, who died
June 27, 1961. He was living in Phoe-
Thomas M. Jones, who contributed
the furnishings in the upstairs lounge
of the Union Building, who died in
Mrs. William L. McAuley (Evelyn
Donald, '24-'25), who died August 8,
1961. She lived in EI Cerrito, California.
Mrs. Richard R. Priddy, wife of the
chairman of the College's geology de-
partment, who died August 3, 1961,
after a brief illness.
J. C. Ross, '11, who died May 4, 1961.
He was a resident of Gulfport, Miss.
Jamie W. Thompson, '15, who died
August 22, 1961. He was a resident of
Roland Jerome Bainton, born to Dr.
and Mrs. Cedric R. Bainton (Dorothy
Dee Ford, '55) of Mercer Island, Wash-
ington, on August 20.
William LeBoy Boyd, born September
13, to Mr. and Mrs. James Boyd (Char-
lotte Elliott, '56) of Lake Charles, La.
Robert Edwin Hettchen, born August
2 to l\Ir. and Mrs. Henry Edwin Het-
tchen (Martha Sue Montgomery, '53),
of Ellicott City, Maryland. He was wel-
comed by William Henry, m.
Anna Lisa Holston, born to the Rev.
and Mrs. Wilton S. Holston, of Cary,
Mississippi, on May- 16. Mr. Holston
graduated in 1951 and Mrs. Holston
(Shirley Shipp) attended from 1949 to
1951. Other Shipps are Sidney, 7, and
Eva Lynn, 4^2.
Thomas Kuykendall Hudson, born Au-
gust 18 to Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Hudson
(Helen Dall Barnes), '57 and '55-'57, of
Victor Yeargan and Walter Felix
Johnson, born to the Reverend and Mrs.
Claude Johnson, of Lyon, Mississippi,
on June 28. Mr. Johnson graduated
David Martin Key, born to Mr. and
Mrs. Shelton Key, of Chicago, on July
6. Mr. Key attended from '38 to '40.
John Lynn Lipscomb, II, born to Mr.
and Mrs. John L. Lipscomb (Colleen
Thompson), '59 and '58-'59, '60-'61, on
July 22. He was welcomed by Pamela
Ann. The Lipscombs reside in Jackson.
Jacqueline Marie Nation, born to Mr.
and Mrs. James Nation (Dorothy Jack
Casey, '59), of Gainesville. Florida, on
Annette Elizabeth Pearson, born
March 28 to Mr. and Mrs. Don Ray
Pearson (Betty Jo Davis), both '51, of
Metairie, Louisiana. She was welcomed
by Donnie, Brooks, and Kathy.
Donna Carolyn Richmond, born to Mr.
and ;Mrs. Donald Earl Richmond (Cai'o-
lyn Justine Allen, '59). of Mobile. Ala-
bama, on June 25.
Susan Elizabeth Roberts, born Au-
gust 12 to Mr. and Mrs. Sam L. Roberts
(Susan Wheeless), '55-'57 and '59. The
Roberts reside in Jackson.
David Crawford Rushing, born August
29 to Mr. and Mrs. William Rushing,
of Hollandale, Mississippi. Mr. Rushing
is a member of the class of 1960.
Samuel Andrew Sivewright, born June
26 to Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Sive^vright
(Josephine Lampton, '53), of Spartan-
burg-. South Carolina.
Robert Kenton TuUos, born to Mr.
and Mrs. Bobby Tullos, of Fulton. Mis-
sissippi, on September 18. Jlr. Tullos
is a '58 graduate. Robert Kenton has
a brother, Jon Terrell, 2^2-
Stephen Clark Willetts, born Septem-
ber 8, to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Willetts
(Martha Ann Wolford), '58 and '57, of
Birmingham. He was welcomed by
Alexander H. Shannon, 1898, celebrat-
ed his 92nd birthday on Augaist 6, and
reports that he is in good health. Now
living' at the Central Branch of the
YMCA in Washington, D. C. he sent
best wishes for the Homecoming festivi-
ties on September 30.
Known to his friends by the nickname
"Prophet," Harris A Jones, 1899, re-
ceived the odd name because of his
service with the U. S. Weather Bureau
— he was a weather prophet. He was
recently featured in the Elkins Rotarian,
the publication of the Elkins, West Vir-
ginia, Rotary Chib. A Rotarian for
forty years, he has served in a number
of positions with his club. He was the
first recipient of Elkins' Civic Merit
Award and has the Silver Beaver, one
of Scouting's highest awards.
Edgar L. Hillman, '15, and Mrs. Hill-
man recently returned from a tour of
the British Isles and the Scandanavian
countries. The Hilhnans reside in Dur-
ham, North Carolina.
The Mississippi Real Estate Commis-
sion has named Norval D. Wills, '27,
administrator of the Commission. Mr.
Wills served as a special agent with
the FBI for 26 years before his recent
retirement. He now lives in Jackson.
Lealon E. Martin, '30, assistant chief
of the office of reseai-ch information of
the National Institute of Health, U. S.
Public Health Service, has been named
assistant for scientific and public in-
formation of the Institute. He is chair-
man of the committee on general studies
courses of the U. S. Department of
Agriculture's graduate school.
Rowan D. Crews, '33, is serving as
employee development officer at Myrtle
Beach Air Force Base in South Carolina,
a position he has held since 1956.
The appointment of Mrs. W. O. Har-
rell (Laura Satterfield, '34) to the posi-
tion of research and editorial assistant
has been announced by the Mississippi
State Department of Archives and His-
tory. Mrs. Harrell, a former publica-
tions writer in medical sciences for the
Army Medical Service and the U. S.
Public Health Service, is a member of
the American Medical Writers' Asso-
ciation and the National League of
Pen Women of America. Mr. Harrell
attended during the late 20's.
A leave of absence from Georgia
State College has been granted to Dr.
James H. Lemly, '32-'35, chairman of
the transportation department, who will
help to make a special transportation
study for the country of Pakistan. Dr.
Lemly will work with Transportation
Consultants, Inc., of Washington, D. C,
handling the economic aspects of the
firm's overall study of air, water, rail,
and highway transportation. Dr. Lemly,
whose headquarters will be in Karachi,
is the son of the Reverend Thomas M.
Lemly, '00, of Jackson,
The United States Navy is claiming
several Millsaps alumni in important
positions. Among them are Herbert B.
Kuykendall, '49-'51, who has command
of the ship U. S. S. Whippoorwill: A.
M. Oliver, '40, who is executive officer
of the Chaplains Indoctrination School
in Newport, Rhode Island; and Samuel
L. Collins, husband of the former
Joelyon Dent, '42-'44, who, as a com-
mander, has duty with the Defense De-
partment at the Pentagon.
Preparation of the successful pro-
posal for the Typhon missile recently
awarded to the Bendix Corporation
Mishawaka Division was supervised by
J. P. Field, '41, who has been promoted
to the position of director of programs.
In his job he will be responsible for
customer relations, contract arrange-
ments, long-range planning with the
Bureau of Naval Weapons and techni-
cal liaison with the Applied Physics
Laboratory at Johns Hopkins Univer-
sity. He will translate the Navy re-
quirements into specific work programs
and coordinate and monitor Tales and
Typhon missile efforts for Bendix. The
Field family (Elizabeth Durley, '40) re-
sides in South Bend, Indiana.
Jack Melville AVhitney, IH. '39-'41,
has been appointed by President Ken-
nedy to the U. S. Securities Exchange
Commission. A member of the Chicago
law firm Bell, Boyd, Marshall and
Lloyd, Mr. Whitney is married to the
former Dorothy Healy and has four
A former faculty member and the
husband of a Millsaps alumna created
quite a stir last year when he refused
to file with the principal of his school
a detailed outline of his plans for
classwork for two weeks in advance.
James R. Worley, chairman of the Eng-
lish depai'tment at Fox Lane High
School in Mount Kisco, New York, said
at a hearing, "I insist that the class-
room is my province, so long as the
product of that classroom meets with
the approval of the community. As
long as my competency is accepted, I
am the expert in the classroom." Mrs.
Worley is the former Rosemary Nichols,
William D. Wright, '49, has accepted
a position as consultant in psychiatric
social work with the U. S. Public
Health Service. Blr. Wright, who re-
ceived a Master's degree in social work
from the University of Tennessee, and
Mrs. Wright, the former Jo Ann Brat-
ton, '53, are residing in Decatur, Geor-
gia. They have two children, David, 6,
and Betsy, 4.
A Millsaps diploma made The Chris-
tian, the national journal of the Chris-
tian Churches, in April. A story on
the Broadway Christian Church in
Wichita, Kansas, of which the Reverend
Harry H. Cunningham, '49, is pastor,
was illustrated by a picture made in Mr. j
Cunningham's office — and in the back- '
ground was Mr. Cunningham's Millsaps
diploma, with Millsaps College standing
The Carnegie Endowment for Inter- S
national Peace has named E. Ray Pla-
tig, former Millsaps teacher and hus-
band of the former Miriam Phillips, '50, ^
to the position of acting director of
studies. He resigned his position as
associate professor of international re-
lations at the University of Denver to
accept the new post, and the family has
moved to Pelham, New York.
Joseph Huggins, '50, is the site chief
responsible for the main control radar
site for the Eglin Gulf Test Range, the
Air Proving Ground Center's missile
range in Florida. The site is the main
tracking' station for data collection and
range safety and supports the testing
of the Bomarc ground-to-air interceptor
missile and many other missile and air-
craft tests. The installation also in-
cludes one of the worldwide chain of
Project Mercury tracking stations and
will provide space position data on
Mercury orbital flights and impact pre-
diction data for capsule recovery. It
tracked the recent flights of astronauts
Sheppard and Grissom. The Hugginses
(Barbara Walker, '54) living in Fort
Walton Beach, Florida.
Sue Robinson, '51. returned in Sep-
tember to Constantine, Algeria, after
a four-months' furlough in the United
States. Miss Robinson serves as a
The Commission on Public Relations
and Methodist Information of the Metho-
dist Church has announced the promo-
tion of Harold L. Fair, '49-'50, from
assistant editor to associate editor of
adult church school publications. A
member of the staff of the editorial
division since 1957. Jlr. Fair was former-
ly employed by the Methodist Publish-
ing House. He has served as pastor of
churches in several Southern states.
After two years of teaching philoso-
phy at Colby College in Waterville,
Maine, Yeager Hudson, '54, returned this
fall to Boston University, where he was
appointed Borden Parker Bowne Fellow
in philosophy. Mrs. Hudson is the form-
er Louise Hight, '54.
An outstanding record in client serv-
ice and sales with the National Life
Insurance Company has earned R. L.
McCarter, '51-'54, membership in the
company's President's Club and atten-
dance at its educational conference in
Honolulu. Ending his second year with
National Life, Mr. McCarter recently
moved to Orlando, Florida, with his wife
and two children.
Teaching fellowships wei-e awarded to
Scott Kimball, '55, for the 1960-61 and
1961-62 sessions by the Southern Metho-
dist University, where he plans to re-
ceive his Master's degree in geology in
1962. He also received a $1500 grant
for mapping and thesis research work
from the Dallas Geological Society. With
him in Dallas are his wife, the former
Mary Gene Gainey, '54, and sons Scotty,
5I2, and David, S^i.
At the recent session of the Florida
Conference of the Methodist Church,
R. Warren Wasson, '55, was appointed
to the Grace Methodist Church in Perry,
Florida. Mr. Wasson describes his new
appointment as "a new chui'ch with 65
members and an eye on the future."
Alumni news of note in the medical
field includes the following items:
James Don Gordon, '57, graduated from
Tulane Medical School in May and has
begun his internship at L^niversity Hos-
pital in Jackson; Dennis E. Salley, '54,
has been released from active duty with
the Navy and is engaged in the private
practice of general dentistry in Meri-
dian, Mississippi; Weir Conner, '49, of
Jackson, has been certified by the Ameri-
can Board of Pediatrics and elected to
membership in the American Academy
of Pediatrics; and John D. Morgan, '57,
received the deg-ree of doctor of medi-
cine from Washington University in
Three recent graduates were ordained
deacons in the Episcopal Church during
the month of June. Bert Ward, '58, and
Reynolds Cheney, '57, were ordained on
June 16, and Sam Tomlinson, '58, was
ordained on June 9. Mr. Ward is serv-
ing at St. Peter's-by-the-Sea in Gulfport,
and Mr. Cheney was named pastor of
St. Mary's in Lexington, Mississippi,
and has returned with his wife, the
former Allan Walker, '59, and young-
daughter to his home state.
The Bachelor of Divinity degree has
been awarded to Brister Hagaman Ware,
'54-'56, by Columbia Presbyterian Theo-
logical Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.
He is serving as pastor of the Philadel-
phia and Carolina Presbyterian Churches
in Mississippi. He is married to the
former Marion Clark.
Itawamba Junior College, in Fulton,
Mississippi, has named Bobby TuUos,
'58, chairman of the music department.
Mr. Tullos will have charge of the band
and two choii's and will teach three
courses in theory.
Drennon Blair Cottingham, '58, was
ordained and installed as pastor of the
Keystone Presbyterian Church of Odes-
sa, Florida, on July 2. He received his
Bachelor of Divinity degree from Colum-
bia Theological Seminary last spring.
Joining him in Odessa will be Mrs.
Cottingham and their four children.
The International Fellows Program
of Columbia University has named Jon
Ed Williams, '59. one of fifty recipients
of fellowships this year. Participants in
the program take a six-point course
entitled "The Role of the United States
in World Affairs" in addition to special
seminars and the work in their parti-
cular schools — in Mr. Williams' case,
divinity. During the 1959-60 session he
studied at the University of Cologne in
Kohn, Germany, under a Fulbright
Eastern Illinois University has named
John Mitchell Carter, '59, instructor and
libi-arian. Formerly a teacher and li-
brarian at Tonopah High School in Ne-
vada, Mr. Carter received the Master
of Library Science degree from Emory
Parkway Heights Methodist Church,
in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, has appoint-
ed Clifton Ware, '59, minister of music
and Mrs. Ware (Bettye Oldham, '60)
organist. Mr. Ware served with Alta
Woods Church in Jackson for three
Two recent graduates who entered
graduate school this fall are Sue Ca-
ter, '60, and Ann Foster, '55-'58. Miss
Cater is studying social work at the
University of North Carolina, and Miss
Foster, who has just returned from a
tour of Europe, is seeking her ^Master's
degree in education at Vanderbilt.
Beginning a new position this year
as instructor of English and speech and
director of drama at Peai'l River Junior
College, Stan Cooke, '56-'59, will put to
g-ood use training received under Lance
Goss, for whom he helped to build some
very good sets. Mr. and Mrs. Cooke
(Jackie Walden, '60) are living in Pop-
Having i-eceived the BS degree in
mathematics from Guilford College in
i\Iay, Jane Allen, '57-'59, is teaching
math and science at Friends Academy,
a private, Quaker-related school on Long
Island. She is planning to take grad-
uate work at nearby Hofstra or Adelphi.
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Do You Remember?
"Wear a suit made for you by the
Standard Woolen Company — $15. Others
up to §25," advertised the Purple and
White in the year the accompanying
picture was made — the year that the
Main Building burned, the Millsaps ath-
letic teams wei-e dubbed "The Majors,"
and a new telescope lens put the obser-
vatory back into operation.
January 28 was the date the building
burned. The Purple and White, edited
by N. B. Harmon, Jr., repoi-ted, "The
blaze started in the old math room and
as a high wind was blowing from that
direction, forced it almost instantly
through the whole building . . . The
firemen had not sufficient water pres-
sure to throw a stream on the building
until the engine came, then there was
Classes went on as usual. As the
P&W stated, Millsaps had not burned—
only a building.
Among the year's holidays were those
granted for the State Pair and because
of the snow. Of the former the P&W
reported, "On last Friday, according to
the time honored custom, the faculty
and students by mutual agreement sign-
ed and countersigned, agreed to dispense
with each other's presence for the space
of one day, and Millsaps took a holiday.
"The campus was awakened by the
stentorian tones of Servetus Love Crock-
ett starting the old rallying cry of
'Holiday.' Hereupon all arose, put on
gala attire, and hied themselves hence
to the broad grounds of the old State
Among the topics discussed at the
Lamar Literary Society was the Panama
Canal. One debate had as its subject
"Resolved, That the United States Ships
Should Have Passage Through the Pana-
ma Canal." The affirmative side won.
W. M. Colmer was a big name in oratori-
cal circles, and he was chosen to repre-
sent the College at the Mississippi Inter-
collegiate Oratorical Association. Mill-
saps had a reputation for outstanding
debating, and was quite proud of its
Sportswise it was a good year. The
baseball team beat Mississippi College
two games out of a series of three, and
the rivalry was g'oing strong, with ban-
tering poems and anecdotes filling the
pages of the papers of both schools —
and exchanged quite often. After a 5-4
win over the University of Mississippi,
sports editor Mellville Johnson wrote,
on April 3, "The signal success with
which the Millsaps Baseball Club is
meeting this season has made it neces-
sary to dub them — not knights, but base-
ball players. 'What's in a name?' and
yet if a name must be given them, no
greater distinction, no higher honor, no
other name associated with the past
and future of Millsaps College could be
conferred on them than that of the
'Majors,' in honor of the loyalty and
support of our gracious founder. Major
Millsaps. From hence the Millsaps Club
shall be known in these columns as the
It was the year that "the James Ob-
sei'vatory, which has not been used for
five years, has been placed in commis-
sion again." The occasion was the pro-
curement of a new lens for the telescope.
Millsaps and the University of Mis-
sissippi had — and have, almost sixty
years later — the only two telescopes in
Members of Phi Zeta were initiated in-
to Phi Mu soroi'ity to become charter
members of the campus chapter of the
Alfred Moses Ellison, '03, who died
March 31, 1960, made the picture of the
Main Building ablaze in the year 1914.
One Man's Opinion
_Cyarly fall has touched the rolling
hills of the Millsaps campus. Summer
gives way reluctantly, but signs of the
changing seasons are seen in the trees
and felt in the night air.
The VOth session of Millsaps College
began on September 18. Before enroll-
ment closed, 904 men and women had
registered — sixteen less than the rec-
ord set two years ago.
Approximately 35"( of the members
of the freshman class are close rela-
tives of Millsaps College alumni. Many
are children of alumni and several are
representative of the third generation
to attend Millsaps.
An increasing number of good stu-
dents from out of state are enrolling
at Millsaps. A significant number of
these students were influenced by alum-
ni and friends of the College to make
Cause for concern is the fact that
there were students who should have
enrolled at Millsaps who found their
way to other institutions. Most of these
students enrolled at state-supported in-
stitutions in Mississippi and in other
A survey of a high school in one of
the larger towns in Mississippi last
spring showed that of a graduating
class of 167 only 34 named an indepen-
dent or church-related college as either
their first or second choice. More than
95% of these students, however, ex-
pressed some church preference. This
is a trend which is nation wide. Reasons
given by some: (1) the church-related
institutions are thought to be prohibi-
tive in cost; (2) the prevailing belief
that "if it's big, it's good;" (3) the
appeal of big-time athletics; (4) increas-
ing scholarship aid available at state-
supported institutions. There are other
reasons, of course.
The church-related institutions should
not be unduly concerned about any of
these. It should be concerned to adhere
to the highest standards of scholarship,
to maintain a faculty which is sensitive
to its task and whose aim is great
teaching, and to provide the best pos-
sible surroundings within the frame-
work of the Christian philosophy in
which young minds and hearts can con-
duct the quest for truth.
There are those who say the schools
independent of state control are on the
way out. One authority sees 807c of
these institutions closing within 10
years unless something dramatic is done
by those who care. One thing seems
certain: the trustees, administration
and faculty by themselves cannot effect
this dramatic turn-about. It will take
the combined effort of most of the alum-
ni of the colleges, most of the members
of the churches, and a sizeable portion
of the community of business and in-
dustry. Individuals must become con-
cerned about specifics such as recruit-
ment of students, significant financial
support, and general public relations.
• There is much yet to be done here at
Millsaps if the continuing quest for
greatness is to be successful. This is
recognized most acutely by those who
serve as teachers and administrators.
It would be well, however, to point
out that Millsaps is seriously engaged
in the pursuit of excellence.
The College continues to be the only
institution of higher learning in the
state to require a comprehensive exami-
nation before granting a degree.
It is one of the few institutions in
the region with an honors program for
the superior student.
Millsaps is the only institution of
higher learning in the state requiring
mathematics and a foreign language for
It stands with a number of the na-
tion's leading colleges and universities
in offering advanced mathematics to the
superior freshmen student and in re-
quiring a thesis-like paper of its Eng-
It has received recognition and acclaim
from professional educational organiza-
tions for its Washington Semester pro-
gram, which gives students an oppor-
tunity to spend a semester observing
politics in action in the nation's capitol
while studying at Washington Univer-
sity. Similar programs are available
to engineering students through a co-
operative plan at Columbia University
and Vanderbilt and to forestry students
Millsaps language students benefit
from the junior year abroad program
conducted in cooperation with Sewanee
and Southwestern, which provides an
opportunity for study in France.
The faculty has engaged in a serious
reappraisal of goals and purposes and
methods of achieving them through a
self-study. The Southern Association
of Secondary schools and Colleges has
completed a study of the same areas
and made recommendations. Many of
these suggestions have been accepted
and made a part of the program of the
There is yet a distance to go before
we can claim that the goal of greatness
has been reached. That Millsaps is en-
gaged in the quest is not to be denied.
To allow it to falter on its journey or
to be forced to turn back because of
the failure of those who believe in it to
act, because of sheer inertia, would
be the greatest of tragedies.
• To serve a College and particularly
one such as Millsaps — is indeed a
great privilege. I wish you could have
walked with me during the past weeks
and have seen and heard and felt the
things which set a college apart from
the rest of the community as unique
and deeply worthwhile.
You would, no doubt, have shared my
feeling of confidence in the future of
the College as I attended a weekend
retreat with faculty members and heard
them discuss the year ahead, its chal-
lenges and opportunities, and felt the
sincerity of their commitment as we
worshipped together at Camp Wesley
You would have been inspired to see
students as they moved down the halls
that first day of classes, most of them
with open, searching minds and eager
hearts, ready to move from seeking to
You would have been deeply moved by
the description of some of the early
days in IMillsaps' history which Dr.
W. F. Murrah, son of the College's first
president, gave to a Homecoming audi-
ence — and by his appeal for commit-
ment to the idea of continued leadership
in higher education.
You could not easily forget the
sacredness of the hour in the Christian
Center Auditorium when students in
significant number came to Religious
Emphasis Week services voluntarily,
seeking a deeper faith, a more excellent
Having experienced these high mo-
ments and others I feel, as Dr. Marjorie
Reeves has so appropriately expi-essed
it, that here "God himself stands at the
door and knocks." — JJL.
CALENDAR OF EVENTf
November 30-December 12
May 14- June 14
"Destry Rides Again" — Millsaps
Players and Music Department
Millsaps vs. Maryville College — Jackson
Millsaps vs. Livingston State — Jackson
High School Day
"Macbeth" (In-tho-Round)— Millsaps
"The Messiah" — Millsaps Singers
Feast of Carols — Millsaps Singers
Hal Holbrook— "Mark Twain Tonight"
Singers Appear- with Memphis Symphony
"Babes in Arms" — Millsaps Players
"Babes in Arms"
Players Tour Northeast Command with
"Babes in Arms"