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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- 
saps College. 

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 
and operations. 

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 
available. 

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. 




MAJOl^ 

notes 



MERGED INSTITUTIONS: Grenada 
College, Whitworth College 
Millsaps College 



MEMBER: American Alumni Council 
American College Public Relations 
Association 



COVER 



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. 



CREDITS 



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. 



STAFF 



Editor SHIRLEY CALDWELL 

Photographer JOHN GUESS, '64 

Artist J. L. HUMPHRIES, '61 



Volume 2 



JANUARY. 1961 



Number 2 



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



MAJOR NOTES 




This 

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. 





WINTER 



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- 
cult assignment. 

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 
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 
legend. 




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 
and excitement. 

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 
him. 

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 
educational results. 

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 
two-directional. 

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- 



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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 
shall last." 




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 
of alumni. 



WINTER 



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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WINTER 



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 
view. 

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 
this period. 

The earliest hominids were neither our genus nor our 
species. The fossil evidence indicates that our immediate 



EDITOR'S NOTE: 

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 
the College. 

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 
anthropoids. 

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 
our past. 

All men now living, regardless of racial variation, are 
of a single species, homo sapiens. The specific origins of 



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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 
differences. 

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 
environment. 

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 
medium. 
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. 




WINTER 



writes Jacques Maiitain (Creative Intuition in Art and 
Poetry), 

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 
trees. 

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 
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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 
indulgence. 

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 



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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 
is Prometheus. 

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 

mysterious self. 

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 




MAJOR NOTES 



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 
being. 

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 
be fulfilled. 

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. 



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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 
present capacity. 

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 
Ezelle. 

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. 



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MAJOR NOTES 



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 
Chapel. 

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 
offices. 

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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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 
power. 

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 
Millsaps. 

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- 
troductory course. 

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 
material. 



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MAJOR NOTES 




4 



Language Laboratory 
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. 



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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 
minds." 

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- 
ingful. 

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- 
standing artists. 

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 
organizations. 

A discussion of the work of the Mill- 
saps Singers will be found on page 29. 



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MAJOR NOTES 




Natural Sciences 

''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. 

William Harvey 

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 

before me. 

Isaac Xewton 



It is characteristic of science to reduce hv- 
cessantly the number of unexplained phenomena. 

Louis Pasteur 

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 
e.vtremely unobvious. 

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. 

Charles Lyell 





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21 



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 
mostly seen. 

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 
research program. 

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 
teachers. 

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 
requirements. 

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 
Mississippi cooperation. 

Millsaps has the answer to the in- 
creasing demand for professional men 
who are well versed in fields other than 
science. 



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, 
and zoology. 

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- 
cal survey. 

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. 




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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- 
standing. 

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 
live." 

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. 



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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 
critic teacher. 

Of course, all departments are con- 
tinually reviewing their programs and 
planning revisions. A few have been 
chosen as representative of the progress 
being made. 



Right : Psychology students 
conduct experiments to sup- 
plement their classroom 
work. Dr. Russell Levan- 
way, right, is chairman of 
the department. 




MAJOR NOTES 



Millsaps students gain valuable exper- 
ience through research projects con- 
ducted through the sociology department. 




Sociology Uses 
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." 



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Mock Convention 

Points 

To Future 



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 
Estes Kefauver. 

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- 
mained. 

The convention was a part of the 
educational process. And in its unique 
way of teaching, this is Millsaps College. 




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MAJOR NOTES 





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- 
dent's education. 

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES 

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 
Millsaps. 

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 
students. 



Other religious groups include the 
Ministerial League, the YWCA, and the 
Women Christian Workers. 

PUBLICATIONS 

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. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT 

The voice of a student body is its 
student government. 

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 
Senate. 

HONORARIES 

Millsaps has seventeen honoraries 
which recognize outstanding students 
in special phases of the school's pro- 
gram. 

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. 
SOCIAL GROUPS 
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 
Inter-Fraternity Council. 
DEBATE 

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. 

BAND 

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 year. 



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Players 
Considered Tops 

••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, 

'•Picnic" 

"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, 
"The Rainmaker" 




"BULLFIGHT" 
-Photo by Frank Hains, Jackson Daily News. 




SUMMER AND SMOKE"— Plioto by 
Frank Hains, Jackson Daily News. 



"TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON'^ 



28 



MAJOR NOTES 




1 'I 



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 
in cooperation. 

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 
Fairbanks. 

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 
on return. 

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 
choir. 



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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 
athletic program. 

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 
tennis teams. 



makes it harder to compete on an even 
basis. 

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- 
ships. 



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 
volley ball. 

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 
19-0. 

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 
public opinion. 



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MAJOR NOTES 




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. 



Honors Program 
Stresses Research 



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 
examining board. 

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- 
lems. 

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." 



College Offers 
Scholarships 

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- 
ships. 

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- 
able. 

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 
location. 

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 
medical experience. 

The list could go on, but it should be 
evident that Jackson and Millsaps are 
mutually beneficial. 



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Millsaps College Alumni News 
Spring 1961 



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 
character. 

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 
inescapable. 

This Development Program deserves 
careful study and consideration. It an- 
ticipates enthusiastic acceptance and 
support. 




MAJOIL 

notes 



MERGED INSTITUTIONS: 

College, Whitworth College, 
Millsaps College 



Grenada 



MEMBER: American Alumni Council, ! 
American College Public Relations 
Association 



COVER 



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. 



CONTENTS 



3 The Millsaps College Student 

9 The College Student 

25 Events of Note 

29 Major Miscellany 



STAFF 



Editor Shirley Caldwell 

Photographers John Guess, '64 

Bill Mooney, '61 

Back cover by Rachel Peden, '62 



Volume 2 



APRIL, 1961 



Number 3 



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



The 

Millsaps College 

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 
local. 

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 — 
they're individuals. 

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 






Don Stacy 



Lucy Hamblin 





Sara Webb 



Frank Carney 



Linda Cooper 



Gary Boone 



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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 
can get." 

"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 
or prestige." 

"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 
too soon." 

"But then again it comes back to the 
practical side, and you can't wait until 
you're thirty-five to start making a 
living." 

"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 




John Greenway 




"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 
that night." 



"I'd like to know something about man besides what his muscles 



are. 



Charlotte Ogden 




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- 
ple join." 

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 
cheating. 

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. 
Too Grade-Conscious? 

"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 
elsewhere." 

"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." 













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Times have changed. 
Have America's college students? 



THE 

COLLEGE 

STUDENT, 

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- 
ance. 

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. 





Scott Thompson 



Barbara Nolan 




Robert Schloredt 



Arthur Wortman 



What are 
today'' s students 
like ? 

To help 

find out J we 
invite you to join 



A seminar 



PHOTOS: HERB WEITMAN 




Robert Thompson 



Roy Muir 



Ruth Vars 



Galen linger 



Parker Palmer 




'atricia Burgamy 



Kenneth Weaver 



David Gilmour 



Martha Freeman 



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 
Sixties ticks. 

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 




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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. 



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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. 




SUSAN GREENBURC 



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. 



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"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. 



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"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 
time better." 

► "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" 




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SUSAN GREENBURG 



"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- 



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'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. 



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"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." 



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We need a purpose other than 
security and an $18,000job. 



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"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?" 



HERB WHITMAN 



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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 
his purpose?" 

"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, 
almost." 

"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 



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.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 
civilized." 

"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 
last fall. 

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. 
Caraway, Leland. 

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 



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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 
respects." 

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 
field. 

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- 
Army team. 

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 
Methodist Church. 

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 
Southern California. 

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 



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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 
program. 

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 
obviously outstanding." 

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 
— year. 

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. 



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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 
times." 



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 



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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 
Jefferson Davis. 

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 
various arts. 

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- 
played. 

Campus musicians provided music for 
the informal coffee hour which followed 
the readings. 

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- 
prehensive. 

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 
judged. 

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 
class. 

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 
1944. 

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, 
Washington. 

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 
Ridgeland charge. 

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- 
ference. 

He is survived by his wife, the form- 
er Belve Talbert. whom he married in 
1898, a son, and several nieces and 
nephews. 



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. 

iitt iHrutmiattt 

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- 
land, Oregon. 

Shuford Avery, '38-'41, who died Au- 
gust 14, 1960. He was a resident of 
Courtland, Mississippi. 

Sam Burt, '02-'03, who died October 



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14, 1960. He was a resident of Tupelo, 
Mississippi. 

E. H. Butler, 1899-1901, 'O3-'05, who 
died December 8, 1960. He was a Jack- 
son resident. 

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 
Millsaps Singers. 

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, 
'51. 

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- 
sissippi. 

W. H. Pullen, '0G-'07, who died in 
October, 1960. He was a Jackson resi- 
dent. 

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- 
sissippi. 

Mrs. R. C. Trusty, Grenada, who died 
February 14, 1961, in Grenada, Mis- 
sissippi. She was the former Margaret 
Hughes. 

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. 




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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- 
ment. 

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- 
bill, '57. 

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 
the family. 

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, 
Texas. 

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 
John, 6. 

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) 



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MAJOR MISCELLANY 



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 
or rehabilitation. 

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. 

1920-1929 

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- 
tist Chvirch. 



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 
Mississippi division. 



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. 

1930-1939 
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. 



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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." 

1940-1949 
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 
class. 

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 
scholarship." 

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 
Myers. 

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 
modern jazz. 

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. 

1950-1960 

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 
John, 1. 

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 
daughter. 

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 



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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, 
General Hospital. 

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 
Centenary College. 

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 
fellowship. 

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 
Biscuit Company. 

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- 
saps. 

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- 
field, California. 

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- 
ver, Colorado. 

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 
Jackson. 

Malese Webb Brunson, '60, to Charles 
Robert Smith. Living in Norfolk. \h- 
ginia. 

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, 
Mississippi. 

Beverly Hamblin, '58, to Franklin Ken- 
dall Ethridge, Jr., '58-'59. Living in 
Brandon. Jlississippi. 

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 
Bumpas, '55-'56. 

Helen Ray Hutchinson, '60, to Rich- 
ard C. Lolcama. Living in Eugene, 
Oregon. 

Janice Johnson, '57-'60, to DeWayne 
McCauley. Living in New Orleans. 

Mary Elizabeth Johnson to Thomas 
Benjamin Abernathy, '50. Living in Oak 
Ridge, Tennessee., 

Sylvia Ann LeCount to Donald Emile 
Harder, '55-'57. Living in Birmingham, 
.A.labania. 

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. 
Kentucky. 

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- 
land. Mississippi. 

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 
Orleans. 

Mary Lee Stubblefield, '60, to Clyde 
Luther Carraway. Living in Ocean 
.Springs, Mississippi. 

Elizabeth Gail Trapp, '58, to Billy 
Klingman Chapman, '43-'44. Living in 
Houston. Texas. 

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- 
sissippi. 

Nancy Caroline Young. 'oS-'iiO. to 
Harold B. Brooks, '57-'60. Living in 
Jlemphis. 

Susan Baird Young. '58, to Donald 
Crumpton Jlosley. Living in Starkville, 
Mississippi. 

Eileen Y'ount to Dr. Calvin Fort Stub- 
blefield, '43. Living in Kansas City, 
Missouri. 



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AAillsaps College Alumni News 

Summer, 1961 



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- 
supported. 

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. 




notes 



MERGED INSTITUTIONS: Grenada 
College, Whitworth College, 
Millsaps College 



MEMBER: American Alumni Council, 
American College Public Relations 
Association 



CONTENTS 

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 



COVER 

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. 



STAFF 



Editor Shirley Caldwell 

Photographers John Guess, '64 

Bill Mooney, '61 



Volume 2 



JULY, 1961 



Number 4 



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 
24, 1912. 



Page Two 




David Donald 
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 
War Era. 

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 
tears!'' 

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. 



Page Three 




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, 
secretary. 

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. 



Enthusiastic Crowd 

Attends 

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- 
ning. 

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 
two institutions. 

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, 
Jackson, secretary. 

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 
medical preparation. 

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 
be excited. 



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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 
luggage. 




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 
early ISSO's. 




Page Five 



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 
spiritual capacities." 

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 
individuals. 



Page Six 



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 
life. 

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 
are raised. 

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 



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Page Eight 



* 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 
the harvest. 

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 
bomb shelters." 



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 
so insecure. 

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 
tape recorder. 

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 
much awareness. 

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 



Page Nine 



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 
life. 

In line with our discourse on values in a liberal edu- 
cation, I want to give to you a definition of "the liberally 
educated man": 

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 
measurment. 

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 
beauty. 

His mind is flexible and adaptable, curious and in- 
dependent. 

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- 
crimination. 

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? 



Page Ten 




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- 
dates. 

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- 
aration Program. 

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- 
certain, 15. 

Almost 40 per cent of the graduates 
will enter a professional or graduate 
school in September. 



Page Eleven 



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 
weekly. 

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, 
and correspondence. 

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 
given later. 

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- 
lems. 

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 
was fifteen. 

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- 



Page Twelve 



teaching 

counseling 

paper grading 

clerical work 

sponsoring 

meetings 

addresses 

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 
cure." 




Teachers' high standards cannot be met adequately und 
current teaching load. 



ler 




Jlillsaps teachers encourage students to bring them their 
problems, often at a sacrifice of valuable time. 




im^pm M 




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. 

Page Thirteen 



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 
(one third). 

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 
auditorium. 

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 office. 

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 
this summer. 

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 
Festival. 

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 
story division. 

Millsaps was the only school of the 
27 entered to win three places in major 
divisions. 



Page Fourteen 



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 
to students. 

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 
Library. 

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 
public schools. 

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 
music department. 



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. 



Page Fifteen 



MKMWW^ttttM 



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 
tours. 

"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 
travel experiences. 

"Again may we congratulate your 
university on being given this oppor- 
tunity to serve your country and to 
extend the educational experience of 
your students." 

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 
foreign countries. 

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. 

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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 
program. 

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. 
(Continued) 




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- 
liam Saroyan. 



Jn iHrmortam 

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 
Bloomington, Illinois. 

Mrs. Frederick Hutchinson (Delores 
Hill, Grenada), who died February 22, 
1961. She was a resident of Elktown, 
Oregon. 

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- 
try. 

Evelyn Scott, '22, who died December 
27, 1960. A retired missionary to Africa, 
she was a resident of Chattanooga, 
Tennessee. 

Carlisle B. Touchstone, '30, who died 
in June, 1961. He lived in Hattiesburg, 
Mississippi. 

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 
Smith. 

Lynn Ehvyn Bacot, '53, to John C. 
Barlow, Jr. Living in Mobile. 

Patsy June Blankenshipp to Kennard 
Watson Wellons, '58. Living in Eldridge, 
California. 

Nancy Jean Boyd, '60, to John Lewis 
Sullivan, Jr., current student. Living in 
Jackson. 

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, 
Tennessee. 

Suzan DeWeese to William Glenn 
Martin, '56-'57. 

Mary Jo Edwards, '57, to Lt. (jg) 
Lawi'enee Eric Meyer. Living in Pen- 
sacola, Florida. 

Martha Ann Eldridge, '61, to Larry 
L. Bouchillon. Living in Jackson. 

Gwin Ferrell, '60-'61, to Darrell 
Chung. 

Rosemary Gatewood, '57-'58, to Robert 
Earl Golden. Living in Greenwood, 
Mississippi. 

Mary Henderson, '60-'61, to Billy Hen- 
derson. 

Ann Qarrott Hutchins, '57-'59, to 
Albert Cameron Skinner. Living in 
Yosemite, California. 

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 
Jackson. 



Barbara Ann McLeod to J. Thomas 
Schultz, '58-'59. Living in Jackson. 

Nancy Elaine Matheny, '59, to Lloyd 
Dale Gauvin. Living in Greenville, Mis- 
sissippi. 

Mary Elizabeth Miller, '58, to Louis 
Ray Sadler. Living in Jackson. 

Nancy Carol Neyman, '59, to William 
Bradford Lemon. Living in Starkville, 
Mississippi. 

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- 
ford, Mississippi. 

Helene Marie Rowley to Thomas 
Davis Giles, '57-'58. Living in New 
Orleans. 

Elizabeth Ann Saxon to George Eliot 
Jones, Jr., '53-'54. Living in Grand 
Saline, Texas. 

Ella Montgomery Schutt, '57-'58, to 
Ausdille Travis Hamilton, Jr. Living in 
Alexandria, Louisiana. 

Mary Hammerly Sherrod, '59, to 
Thomas George Richardson. Living in 
Memphis. 

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 
Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Una Kaye Wardell to James Howard 
Toney, '57-'60. Living at Fort Hood, 
Texas. 

Joan Weber to Ben Youngblood, '51. 
Living in Kailua, Hawaii. 

Annie Letitia Whitten, '61, to James 
Howard Wible, '58-'61. Living in Mem- 
phis. 

Alice Grey Wiggers, '61. to Frank 
Bradley Baker. '60-'61. Living in Jack- 
son. 




VUTU'^t AlON^N' 




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 



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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- 
ham, Alabama. 

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- 
ly. 

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 
Pat, 3. 

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- 
ker, '58. 

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 
to 1953. 

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 
the family. 

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 
child. 

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, 
HI, 21/2. 

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 
Jan, 2. 

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 
Kazar, '49-'52). 

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 
Mediterranean. 

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 
Raye, 1. 

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 
Evelyn Godbold. 

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. 



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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 
Welch. 

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 
also. 

"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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CELLANY 



1892-1919 

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- 
tries. 

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. 



1920-1929 

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 
Academy. 

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. 



1930-1939 

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, 
California. 

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- 
saps. 

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- 
ward. 

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." 

1940-1949 

"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- 



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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 
field. 

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, 
'48. 

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. 



1950-1960 

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- 
tucky. 

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 
the church. 

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 
Dental School. 

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. 



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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 
Carey. 



Addressograph-Multigraph Corp. 

Alcorn Wholesale Co. 

American Fore Loyalty Group 

American Investment Co. Fund 

Amoco Foundation 

Armstrong Cork Co. 

Attala Company 

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 

Bristol-Myers Fund 

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. 

Fernwood Foundation 

First Federal Savings & Loan, Jackson 

First National Bank, Jackson 

Franklin Electric Co. 

General Foods, Inc. 

Graybar Electric Co. 

Grenada Bank 

Gulf States Chemical Co. 

J. G. Hardgrove 

Hazlehurst Courier 

Hendrick Graduate Supply House 

Homestead Savings & Loan, Jackson 

W. H. Hoover 

Humble Oil & Refining Co. 

Hunter-Sadler Co. 

John Hancock Mutual Life Ins. Co. 

International Harvester Co. 

Stuart C. Irby Co. 

Jackson Clearing House 

Jackson Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 



Jackson-Hinds Bank 

Jackson Packing Co. 

Jackson Tile Mfg. Co. 

E. L. Jenkins 

Katz Ag'ency 

Kenyon & Eckhardt, Inc. 

Knox Glass, Inc. 

Kroger Co. 

Kullman & Lang 

Erst Long 

Marquette Cement Co. 

Mai-tin School Equipment Co. 

Massachusetts Mutual Life Ins. Co. 

Merchants 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. 

Time, Inc. 

Tippah Wholesale Co. 

Twentieth Century Fox 

J. W. "Underwood Companies 

Union Carbide 

Union Producing Co. 

United Gas Pipe Line Co. 

United States Steel Foundation 

Westbrook Mfg. Co. 

Zurich Insurance Co. 



Page Twenty-Tv 



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 
circles. 

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 
replied. 

• 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 
Cousin Fannie, 

"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 
rights.'' 

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 
year. 

.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. 



Page Twenty-Three 



Homecoming is September 30 



Reunions: 




■ 


1912 (Fiftieth) 


1927 


1946 


193 7 (Twenty -fifth) 


1928 


1947 


■ ■" : ' 


1929 


1948 




1930 


1949 



How long has it been since you've seen your classmates 
and your Alma Mater? This is the perfect opportunity. 



Tentative Schedule of Activities 

Reunions 

President's Reception 

Student Variety Show 

Homecoming Banquet 

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 
strength. 

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 
and stature. 

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 
college. 

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- 
sources allow. 

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. 




notes 



MERGED INSTITUTIONS: Grenada 
College, Whitworth College, 
Millsaps College 

MEMBER: American Alumni Council,- 
American College Public Relations 
Association 



CONTENTS 

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 



COVER 

"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 
yourself entirely." 

— Dr. Donald Caplenor 
"Modern Science and the Image 
of Man" 



STAFF 

Editor SHIRLEY CALDWELL 

Photographers JOHN GUESS, '64 

ALLEN HARRIGILL, '63 

Cover photo and photos on Pages 7 and 23 courtesy 
BOBASHELA. 



Volume 3 



OCTOBER, 1961 



Number 1 



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



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- 
dents. 

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- 
leges. 

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- 
less disappointment. 

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 
humans think. 

Here are some of the reasons that 
you can't think as an Admission Com- 
mittee thinks: 

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. 



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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 
fully ? 

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 
"Where?" 

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 
learn. 

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 
established. 

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 
tests. 

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 
learned ?" 

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- 
tory. 

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 
there. 

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- 
tain institutions. 

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! 



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Modern Science 

And 

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 
of society. 

(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 
changing. 

(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 
of truth. 

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 



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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, 
creative souls. 

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 
story. 

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 
reality. 

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 
to failure." 



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 
of "organism." 

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 
not know. 

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. 



.aniiisamuuHiim 




A. Boyd Campbell 



Homecoming Crowd 
Sets Record 






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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10 




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 

is inevitable. 

To what are you committed? 

And how genuine is your commitment? 

— Dr. N. Bond Fleming 
Chairman 
Philosophy Department 



Alumni Fund Report 1960-61 



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Facts About the Fund 



Summary 



General Contributions 1058 

Major Investors 128 

Friends 12 

Corporate Alumnus Program 2 



Total Gifts 1,200 

-14 



Total Alumni Gifts 1,186 



$12,277.83 

16,721.95 

1,217.50 

185.00 

$30,402.28 



TOP TEN CLASSES IN AMOUNT CONTRIBUTED 

1935 -„ $1,483.95 

1936 1,399.50 

1917 -. 1,162.50 

1951 -- 1,068.50 

1938 ----- 1,011.00 

1931 947.00 

1941 - 922.00 

1940 916.00 

1937 - - 865.00 

1939 .„„ 827.00 



TOP TEN CLASSES IN NUMBER GIVING 
1957 44 



1956 
1951 
1941 
1953 
1958 
1954 
1955 
1949 
1959 



43 
42 
42 
41 
39 
37 
36 
35 
34 



TOP TEN CLASSES IN PERCENTAGE GIVING 

1907 47% 

1908 38 % 



1905 
1902 
1920 
1921 
1906 



37% 
36% 
34% 
34% 
33% 



Before 1900 31% 

1909 .-. 30 % 



1912 
1917 
1918 



30% 
30% 
30% 



Class No. 


in class 


No. giving 


Percentage 


Amount 


Class No. 


in class 


No. giving 


Percentage 


Amount 


Before 1900 


16 


5 


31 9'^ 


$ 22.50 


1930 


128 


28 


22% 


562.50 


1900 


9 


2 


22% 


25.00 


1931 


130 


30 


23% 


947.00 


1901 


5 


— 


— 




1932 


. 120 


11 


9% 


205.00 


1902 


11 


4 


36% 


25.00 


1933 


116 


21 


18% 


622.50 


1903 


12 


2 


17% 


45.00 


1934 


102 


21 


21% 


561.50 


1904 


14 


3 


21% 


110.00 


1935 


144 


25 


17% 


1,483.95 


1905 


19 


7 


37% 


300.00 


1936 


126 


28 


22% 


1,399.50 


1906 


18 


6 


33% 


115.00 


1937 


100 


20 


20% 


865.00 


1907 


19 


9 


47% 


528.00 


1938 


125 


22 


18% 


1,011.00 


1908 


26 


10 


38% 


200.00 


1939 


139 


20 


14% 


827.00 


1909 


27 


8 


30% 


115.00 


1940 


149 


32 


21% 


916.00 


1910 


26 


6 


23% 


190.00 


1941 


164 


42 


26% 


922.00 


1911 


27 


4 


15% 


180.00 


1942 


149 


23 


15% 


753.90 


1912 


30 


9 


30% 


590.00 


1943 


154 


17 


11% 


462.50 


1913 


28 


6 


21% 


434.40 


1944 


141 


24 


17% 


691.00 


1914 


27 


6 


22% 


242.50 


1945 


110 


15 


14% 


147.50 


1915 


32 


5 


16% 


330.00 


1946 


99 


19 


19% 


236.00 


1916 


45 


8 


18% 


119.50 


1947 


202 


33 


16% 


825.50 


1917 


33 


10 


30% 


1,162.50 


1948 


145 


24 


17% 


685.50 


1918 


30 


9 


30% 


101.50 


1949 


278 


35 


13% 


572.50 


1919 


27 


6 


22% 


232.50 


1950 


187 


33 


18% 


660.00 


1920 


41 


14 


34% 


315.00 


1951 


215 


42 


20% 


1,068.50 


1921 


32 


11 


34% 


288.00 


1952 


189 


32 


17% 


383.50 


1922 


56 


4 


7% 


67.50 


1953 


216 


41 


19% 


511.50 


1923 


60 


11 


18% 


127.50 


1954 


237 


37 


16% 


300.00 


1924 


85 


19 


22% 


647.50 


1955 


188 


36 


19% 


382.50 


1925 


78 


22 


28% 


435.50 


1956 


264 


43 


16% 


439.00 


1926 


88 


16 


18% 


450.00 


1957 


285 


44 


15% 


284.00 


1927 


84 


13 


15% 


333.00 


1958 


335 


39 


12% 


325.00 


1928 


87 


25 


29% 


602.50 


1959 


377 


34 


9% 


371.00 


1929 


135 


17 


13% 


427.50 


1960 
Later 


421 


19 
6 


5% 


*346.00 
125.50 












Year Unknown 


11 




124.00 












Unidentified 




2 




14.53 












Friends 




12 




1,222.50 












Corporate Alumnus 


















Program 
Total 




2 
1200 




185.00 




















-14 




$30,402.28 



♦Includes designated gift to library of $105 (Class gift). 



1186 



Report of Giving by Classes 



13 



\iiSiiMiUiAiUiiiiis^ii'^iy.iiBihmiaas^ 



Before 1900 

Percy L. Clifton 
Gai-ner W. Green 
Harris A. Jones 
Mrs. Molly Donald Shrock 
Mrs. G. C. Swearingen 
(Anne Buckley) 

1900 

William J. Baker 
Thomas M. Lenily 

1902 

John D. Fatherree 

Mrs. Cowles Horton 

Mrs. Mary Holloman Scott 

James D. Tillman 

1903 

Aimee Hemingway 
0. S. Lewis 

1904 

S. C. Hart 

James M. Kennedy 

Benton Z. Welch 

1905 

Mrs. J. E. Carruth 

(Bertha Felder) 
Aubrey C. Griffin 
Mrs. W. B. Harris 

(Sallie Dora Dubard) 
Lizzie Horn 
James Clyde McGee 
John B. Ricketts 
Mrs. E. R. Smoot 

(Lura Bell Wall) 



1909 

Jason A. Alford 
Mrs. Ward Allen 

(Roberta Dubard) 
W. R. Applewhite 
J. H. Brooks 
Mrs. W. C. Faulk 

(Patty Tindall) 
W. B. McCarty, Sr. 
Mrs. Leon McCluer 

(Mary Moore) 
Tom A. Stennis 

1910 

Alexander B. Campbell 
John W. Crisler 
Henry M. Frizell 
William Pullen, Jr. 
Charles R. Rew 
Leon W. Whitson 

1911 

Mrs. R. A. Doggett 

(Jennie Mills) 
Albert A. Green 
Swepson S. Taylor 
James 0. Ware 

1912 

M. W. Cooper 
Gertrude Davis 
Bama Finger 
T. W. Lewis, Jr. 
Joe H. Morris 
Randolph Peets 



Leon McCluer 
Alma Sauls 
J. C. Wasson 

1917 

Albert L. Bennett 

Otie G. Branstetter 

Mrs. Hersee Moody Carson 

Mrs. E. A. Harwell 

(Mary Shurlds) 
Howard" B. McGehee 
R. G. Moore 
D. B. Morgan 
Mrs. D. B. Morgan 

(Primrose Thompson) 
W. Calvin Wells, III 
D. M. White 

1918 

C. H. Everett 

Julian B. Feibelman 

W. B. Gates 

A. Y. Harper 

J. L. Lancaster 

Mrs. Howard B. McGehee 

(Fannie Virden) 
J. S. Shipman 
W. L. Small 
Mrs. C. H. Terry 

(Marjorie Klein) 

1919 

Sam E. Ashmore 
Dewey S. Dearman 
Mrs. S. J. Greer 

(Annie Ruth Junkin) 



Official List of Contributors 



1906 

Hendon M. Harris 
E. D. Lewis 
Mrs. 0. S. Lewis 

(Evelyn Stevens Cook) 
John L. Neill 
Mrs. Glennie Mabry Smith 
Oscar B. Taylor 

1907 

C. C. Applewhite 

C. A. Bowen 

John William Loch 

J. A. McKee 

C. L. Neill 

Mrs. C. L. Neill 

(Susie Ridg-svay) 
Mrs. C. R. Ridgway, Sr. 

(Hattie Lewis) 
A. L. Rogers 
Mrs. Charles T. Wadlington 

(Emily Lee Lucius) 

1908 

Orlando P. Adams 

Mrs. R. W. Carruth 

(Allie Adams) 
Gilbert Cook, Sr. 
Mrs. L. A. Dubard, Sr. 

(Alma Beck) 
W. F. Murrah 
Albert V. Richmond 
John C. Rousseaux 
Mrs. Maude Simmons 

(Maude Newton) 
Mrs. Bert W. Stiles 

(Bessie Huddleston) 
Miss Bob Tillman 



Fred B. Smith 
William N. Thomas 
Jessie Van Osdel 

1913 

J. B. Honeycutt 
Sam Lampton 
Herbert H. Lester 
Frank T. Scott 
Martin L. White 
J. D. Wroten 

19U 

Mrs. W. R. Applewhite 

(Ruth Mitchell) 
J. B. Cain 
T. M. Cooper 
Marietta Finger 
Eckford L. Summer 
Mrs. J. D. Wroten 

(Birdie Gray Steen) 

1915 

Sallie W. Baley 
William P. Bridges 
C. C. Clark 
Robert T. Henry 
Ramsey W. Roberts 

1916 

Mrs. J. D. Dorroh 

(Mary Griffin) 
Mrs. P. H. Hollis 

(Nelle York) 
Mrs. J. L Hurst 

(Ary Carruth) 
Mrs. Fannie Buck Leonard 
Annie Lester 



Mrs. Edith Brown Hays 
Garner M. Lester 
J. J. Valentine 

1920 

Gladys Alford 
Mabel Barnes 
Cornelius A. Bostick 
Charles W. Brooks 
Hugh H. Clegg 
Mrs. I. C. Enochs 

(Cra\vford Swearingen) 
Alexander P. Harmon 
Kathryn Harris 
C. G. Howorth 
M. C. Huntley 
R. Bays Lamb 
Thomas G. Pears 
Aimee Wilcox 
Mrs. J. H. Williams 

(Sallie Bell Hartfield) 

1921 

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

(Marguerite Watkins) 
Robert F. Harrell 
Thelma Moody 
Mrs. L. J. Pa"ge 

(Thelma Horn) 
Austin L. Shipman 
Willie Spann 
C. C. Sullivan 
Mrs. J. P. Walker 

(Ygondine Gaines) 



1922 

Collye W. Alford 
Henry B. Collins 
Daley Crawford 
Mrs. Richard C. Jones 
(Nellie Clark) 

1923 

Mrs. Collye W. Alford 

(Erma Kile) 
F. L. Applewhite 
E. B. Boatner 
Mrs. W. C. Harrison 

(Martha Parks) 
Joseph M. Howorth 
Mrs. Walter R. Lee 

(Helen Ball) 
Daniel F. McNeil 
Mrs. W. C. Smallwood 

(Hazel Holley) 
Virginia Thomas 
Leigh Watkins 
Mrs. Leigh Watkins 

(Henrietta Skinner) 

1924 

Francis E. Ballard 
Mrs. James E. Barbee 

(Ruth Thompson) 
Ernestine Barnes 
Mrs. E. B. Boatner 

(Maxine Tull) 
Russell Brown Booth 
Gladys Cagle 
James W. Campbell 
Charles Carr 
Eli M. Chatoney 
Mrs. Armand Coullet 

(Magnolia Simpson) 
Mrs. Louis L Dailey 

(Thelma Davis Alford) 
Caroline Howie 
Joseph H. Howie 
Rolfe L. Hunt 
Hermes H. Knoblock 
Daniel W. Poole 
Mrs. Joe Pugh 

(Eva Glower) 
Oliver B. Triplett 
Jesse Watson 



1925 

Mrs. J. Curtis Burrow 

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

(Evelyn Flowers) 
Kathleen Carmichael 
William G. Cook 
Floyd W. Cunningham 
Mrs. James T. Geraghty 

(Jessie Craig) 
Clyde Gunn 
Robert J. Ham 
George H. Jones 
Mrs. Paul Keller 

(Christine Anderson) 
Mrs. R. T. Keys 

(Sara Gladney) 
R. J. Landis 
William W. Lester 
William F. McCormick 
S. S. McNair 
Fred L. Martin 
T. H. Naylor 
Mrs. Glenn Roll 

(Ethel Marlev) 
Mrs. V. K. Smith 

(Rosalie Lowe) 
Bethany Swearingen 
John W. Young 



14 



1926 

Clyde L. Atkins 
Mrs. Ross Barnett 

(Pearl Crawford) 
James E. Baxter 
W. A. Bealle 
Mrs. Morgan Bishop 

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

(Eurania Pyron) 
Mrs. Robert J. Ham 

(Bessie Sumrall) 
Chester F. Nelson 
Isaac A. Ne\\i;on 
John D. Noble 
Mrs. John D. Noble 

(Natoma Campbell) 
R. T. Pickett, Jr. 
J. B. Price 
I. H. Sells 
F. W. Vaughan 
H. W. F. Vaughan 

1927 

Charles E. Alford 
R. R. Branton 
Joe W. Coker 
M. D. JoneS 
Amanda Lowther 
Mrs. W. B. Seals 

(Daisy Newman) 
Mrs. Russell Smith 

(Irene Clegg) 
Orrin H. Swayze 
Mrs. Orrin H. Swayze 

(Catherine Power) 
Ruth Tucker 
Mrs. E. W. Walker 

(Millicent Price) 
Mrs. Henry W. Williams 

(Thelma McKeithen) 
Mrs. Wilfred Wilson 

(Ida Lee Austin) 

1928 

William C. Alford 
Mrs. A. K. Anderson 

(Elizabeth Setzler) 
William K. Barnes 
Mrs. William K. Barnes 

(Helen Newell) 
R. E. Blount 
Mrs. R. R. Branton 

(Doris Alford) 
Mrs. C. W. Dibble 

(Winnie Crenshaw) 
Mrs. Walter Ely 

(Ruby Blackwell) 
Mrs. James M. Ewing 

(Maggie Flowers) 
Roy Grisham 
William T. Hankins 
Mernelle Heuck 
J. R. Hightower 
Mrs. Oze Horton 

(Bessie Givens) 
Mrs. T. M. Jones 

(Hattie Rae Lewis) 
L. S. Kendrick 
Mrs. T. F. Larche 

(Mary Ellen Wilcox) 

Wesley Merle Mann 
Mrs. W. Merle Mann 

(Frances Wortman) 
Sam Robert Moody 
Dwyn L. Mounger 
Mrs. T. H. Naylor 

(Martha Watkins) 
M. A. Peevey 
Solon F. Riley 
V. L. Wharton 



1929 

Ruth Alford 

Ben F. Allen 

E. L. Anderson, Jr. 

George R. Armistead 

Mrs. R. E. Blount 

(Alice Ridgway) 
George L. Bounds 
John T. Caldwell 
Mrs. John T. Caldwell 

(Marguerite Crull) 
Eugene H. Countiss 
W. B. Dribben 
Robert Embry 
Mrs. Evon Ford 

(Elizabeth Heidelberg) 
Mrs. Roy Grisham 

(Irene York) 
Heber Ladner 
George E. Reves 
Theodore K. Scott 
Eugene Thompson 

1930 

J. W. Alford 
Mrs. E. R. Arnold 

(Ruth West) 
William E. Barksdale 
Warren C. Black 
Mrs. A. J. Blackmon 

(Ouida Ellzey) 
Howard E. Boone 
Herbert D. Carmichael 
William D. Carmichael 
Mrs. Charles E. Catchings 

(Frances Lawson) 
Davie Catron 
Mrs. Harry N. Cavalier 

(Helen Grace Welch) 
Mrs. Ruth Greer Clark 
Mrs. Hugh H. Clegg 

(Rubv Catherine Fields) 
Buford Ellington 
Mrs. George Ford 

(Marv Hudson) 
Mrs. J.'H. Hager 

(Frances Baker) 
Mildred Home 
R. Carv Jones 
Mrs. Philip Kolb 

(Warrene Ramsey) 
Mrs. George W. Miller, Jr. 

(jMaurine Smith) 
Marv Miller IMurrv 
Mrs. Ralph T. Phillins 

(Hattie Mildred Williams) 
Mrs. Barron Ricketts 

(Leone Shotwell) 
Robert S. Thompson 
L. O. Smith 
Ira A. Travis 
airs. Ralph Webb 

(Rosa Lee McKeithen) 
V. B. Wheeless 

1931 

Elsie Abnev 
Edwin B. Bell 
Robert E. Byrd 
Reynolds Chenev 
Mrs. Percy L. Clifton 

(Mabel Gayden) 
Henry C. Flowers 
Malcolm Galbreath 
Garner W. Green, Jr. 
Mrs. R. E. Green 

(Doris Ball) 
Emmitte W. Haining 
Elizabeth Harrell 
Robert A. Hassell 
Marshall Hester 
Mrs. Marshall Hester 

(Winifred Scott) 



E. A. Kelly 
Mary Bowen Knapp 
J. Howard Lewis 
Mrs. J. S. Love, Jr. 

(Jo Ellis Buie) 
Gordon E. Patton 
Mrs. M. A. Peevey 

(Lucile Hutson) 
George B. Pickett 
Mrs. Daniel Ward Reilly 

(Helen Hampton Walker) 
Barron Ricketts 
Martell H. Twitchell 
Locket A. Wasson 
R. E. Wasson 
Victor H. Watts 
Mrs. V. B. Wheeless 

(Elizabeth Sutton) 
Buford Yerger 
Annie Mae Young 

1932 

Mrs. Edwin B. Bell 

(Frances Decell) 
Mrs. J. H. Cameron 

(Burnell Gillaspy) 
Spurgeon Gaskin 
Edward A. Khayat 
Phillip Kolb 
James N. McLeod 
Mrs. Robert Massengill 

(Virginia Youngblood) 
Mrs. C. E. Rhett 

(Ellie Broadfoot) 
Mrs. H. E. Watson 

(Ruth Mann) 
Mrs. Burt Williams 

(Mildred Clark) 
Kenneth W. Wills 

1933 

Mrs. William E. Barksdale 
(Jlary Eleanor Alfoi'd) 

Norman U. Boone 

Mrs. Reynolds Cheney 
(Winifred Green) 

W. Moncure Dabney 



Mrs. Etoile DeHart 

(Etoile Eaton) 
John R. Enochs 
Mrs. T. D. Faust, Jr. 

(Louise Colbert) 
Mrs. Spurgeon Gaskin 

(Carlee Swayze) 
Mrs. R. P. Henderson 

(Adomae Partin) 
Fred 0. Holladay 
Mrs. Wylie V. Kees 

(Mary Sue Burnham) 
Rabian Lane 
Floyd O. Lewis 
Mrs. Lawrence McMillin 

(Marguerite Gainey) 
George McMurry 
Mrs. Paul Meacham 

(Jessie McDaniel) 
Thomas F. Neblett 
Mrs. R. T. Pickett 

(Mary Eleanor Chisholm) 
Gycelle Tynes 
Henry B. Varner 
Henry V. Watkins, Jr. 

1934 

E. E. Brister 
Mildred Cagle 
James W. Dees 
Harriet Heidelberg 
Robert S. Higdon 
Garland Holloman 
C. Ray Hozendorf 
Mrs. Marks W. Jenkins 

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

(Maude McLean) 
Maggie LeGuin 
Mrs. J. W. Lipscomb 

(Ann Dubard) 
Mrs. Thomas F. McDonnell 

(Alice Weems) 
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. 



15 



ri?aigafl.ij«li;jai aiLi^iit^iainruiomnfuimuamaaaamE 



Duncan Naylor 
Floyd O'Dom 
Arthur L. Rogers, Jr. 
Mrs. L. 0. Smith 

(Margaret Flowers) 
William Tremaine, Jr. 



1935 

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

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

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

(Ethel McMurry) 
Robert L. Ezelle, Jr. 
Paul D. Hardin 
Warfield W. Hester 
Mrs. Houston Jones 

(Frank Rae Darden) 
W. C. Jones 
Armand Karow 
Thomas F. McDonnell 
Marion E. Mansell 
Robert D. Moreton 
Mrs. Frank Potts 

(Virginia Averitte) 
Paul Ramsey 
Charles R. Ridgway, Jr. 
Mrs. Swepson S. Taylor, Jr. 

(Margaret Black) 
Mrs. Gycelle Tynes 

(Dorothy Cowen) 
James T. Vance 
Mrs. James T. Vance 

(Mary Hughes) 

1936 

Henry V. Allen, Jr. 
Mrs. Richard Aubert 

(Vivian Ramsey) 
Charles H. Birdsong 
Dorothy Boyles 
Webb Buie " 
Mrs. Webb Buie 

(Ora Lee Graves) 
Mrs. H. C. Dodge 

(Annie Frances Hines) 
Caxton Doggett 
Read P. Dunn 
John W. Evans 
Mrs. George Faxon 

(Nancy Plummer) 
J. Noel Hinson 
Mrs. R. C. Hubbard 

(Marion Dubard) 
Mrs. Harry Lambdin 

(Norvelle Beard) 
James A. Lauderdale 
James H. Lemly 
Raymond McClinton 
Aubrey C. Maxted 
Alton F. Minor 
Helen Morehead 
Margaret Myers 
Mrs. James Peet 

(Dorothy Broadfoot) 
Joseph C. Pickett 
Thomas G. Ross 
Sydney A. Smith 
Harold Stacy 
George R. Stephenson 
P. K. Sturgeon 

1937 

Mrs. Paul orandes 
(Melba fherman) 



Bradford B. Breeland 
Kathleen Clardy 
Mendell M. Davis 
Mrs. Harry A. Dinham 

( Charlotte Hamilton) 
Fred Ezelle 
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 

(Stella Galloway) 
A. T. Tatum 
Swepson S. Taylor, Jr. 
Mrs. Leora Thompson 

(Leora White) 
Mrs. George Voorhees 

(Phyllis Louisa Matthews) 

1938 

Mrs. Charles E. Brown 

(Mary Rebecca Taylor) 
G. C. Clark 
Leonard E. Clark 
Mrs. R. T. Edgar 

(Annie Katherine Dement) 
Alex Gordon 
]\Irs. R. Cary Jones 

(Jessie Vic Russell) 
Mrs. I. Richard Krevar 
Josephine Lewis 
Mrs. William McClintoek 

(Catherine Wofford) 
Mrs. George McMurry 

(Grace Cowles Horton) 
Eugenia Mauldin 
Mrs. Juan Jose Menendez 

(Jessie Lola Davis) 
William R. Murray 
W. L. Norton 
George E. Patton 
Nell Permenter 
Mrs. J. Earl Rhea 

(Mildred Clegg) 
Vic Roby 
Lee Rogers, Jr. 
Joe Stevens 
Carroll H. Varner 
Mrs. James R. Wilson 

(Ava Sanders) 

1939 

William H. Bizzell 
Fred J. Bush 
Paul Carruth 
Foster Collins 
Blanton Doggett 
George T. Dorrls 
Ben P. Evans 
Mrs. J. Tate Gabbert 

(Eleanor Lickfold) 
John W. Godbold 
Jeremiah H. Holleman 
William F. Holloman 
Robei-t A. Ivy 
Hugh B. Landrum, Jr. 
E. B. Luke 
Mrs. Raymond McClinton 

(Rowena McRae) 
Mrs. Fred E. Massey 

(Corinne Mitchell) 
Mrs. Howard Morris 

(Sarah Buie) 
Mrs. Dudley Stewart 

(Jane Hyde West) 
A. T. Tucker 
James A. Williams 



1940 

Aubrey L. Adams 

Mary K. Askew 

Mrs. Ralph R. Bartsch 

(Martha Faust Connor) 
James L. Booth 
Mrs. J. P. Field, Jr. 

(Elizabeth Durley) 
Mrs. Alvin Flannes 

(Sara Nell Rhymes) 
Mrs. John W. Godbold 

(Marguerite Darden) 
Vernon B. Hathorn, Jr. 
J. Manning Hudson 
Martha Ann Kendrick 
H. Grady Kersh, Jr. 
Mrs. Jack C. King 

(Corinne Denson) 
Richard G. Lord, Jr. 
Edwin W. Lowther 
Ralph McCool 
Mrs. Ralph McCool 

(Bert Watkins) 
Mrs. Lawrence B. Martin 

(Louise Moorer) 
Clayton Morgan 
A. M. Oliver 
Mrs. Henrv P. Pate 

(Glenn Phifer) 
Lem Phillips 
Henrv C. Ricks. Jr. 
W. B. Ridg^vav 
Mrs. G. 0. Sanford 

(Bessie McCafferty) 
Mrs. Percy H. Shue 

(Dolores Dye) 
Mrs. A. G. Snelgrove 

(Frances Ogden) 
Mrs. Warren N. Trimble 

(Celia Brevard) 
Joseph S. Vandiver 
Kate Wells 
Paul Whitsett 
James R. Wilson 
Jennie Youngblood 

1941 

Walter C. Beard 
Joseph H. Brooks 
John Paul Brown 
Jack L. Caldwell 
Elizabeth Cavin 
Roy C. Clark 
David Donald 
J. P. Field. Jr. 
Eugene T. Fortenberrv 
Mrs. J. Magee Gabbert 

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

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

(Rosa Eudv) 
Frank B. Hays 
Mae Black Heidelberg 
Joseph T. Humphries 
Gwin Kolb 
Mrs. J. H. Kent, Jr. 

(Mary Alyce Moore) 
James J. Livesay 
Kelton L. Lowery 
Joel D. McDavid 
Marjorie Miller 
Mrs. R. E. Dumas Milner 

(Myrtle Ruth Howard) 
C. M. Murry 
John W. Nicholson, Jr. 
Mrs. John W. Nicholson, Jr. 

(Josephine Timberlake) 
Eugene Peacock 



Mrs. Lem Phillips 

(Ruth Blanche Borum) 
Mrs. Paul Ramsey 

(Effie Register) 
Nat Rogers 
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 

(Christine Ferguson) 
James D. Wall 
Ess A. White 
Rogert Wingate 

1942 , . . , 

Mrs. Walter Adams 

(Mary Louise Sheridan) 
Mrs. Lester Bear 

(Ida Sylvia Hart) 
Mrs. B. E. Burris 

(Eva Tynes) 
Mrs. A. B. Chesser 

(Carolyn Slavmaker) 
Wilford C. Doss 
Mrs. Wilford C. Doss 

(Mary Margaret McRae) 
Mark E. Etheridge 
Mrs. Fred Ezelle 

(Katherine Ann Grimes) 
Mrs. Gwin Kolb 

(Ruth Godbold) 
W. Baldwin Lloyd 
Raymond Martin 
W. Avery Philp 
Lawrence W. Rabb 
Charlton S. Roby 
Mrs. Nat Rogers 

(Helen Ricks) 
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 

(Beverly Dickerson) 



1943 

Mrs. Pat Barrett 

(Sara Ruth Stephens) 
Otho H. Brantley 
Dolores Craft 
Mrs. Frank Hagaman 

(Catherine Richardson) 
Robert C. Howard 
Mrs. Paul C. Kenny 

(Ruth Gibbons) 
Mrs. H. Grady Kersh 

(Josephine Kemp) 
Mrs. James J. Livesay 

(Mary Lee Busby) 
Mrs. D. L. Mumpower 

(Louise Lancaster) 
Mrs. A. M. Oliver 

(Elizabeth Barrett) 
Robert D. Pearson 
Mrs. Robert D. Pearson 

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

(Hazel Bailey) 
Janice Trimble 
J. L. Wofford 
Mrs. Herbert Zimmerman 

(Ellenita Sells) 



16 




Teaching equipment, such as test tubes and other apparatus, 
claims a share of the alumni gifts annually. 



1944 

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 

(Elizabeth Nail) 
W. C. Fullilove 
Mrs. W. C. Fullilove 

(Dorothy Irene Raynham) 
Mrs. LawTence Grav 

(Mildred Merrill Dvcus) 
Edith M. Hart 
Mrs. Robert Holland 

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

(Louise Day) 
Mrs. E. D. Lavender 

(Virginia Sherman) 
Mrs. J. C. Longest 

(Doy Payne) 
Waudine Nelson 
Mrs. E. H. Nicholson 

(Lady Bettye Timberlake) 
Mrs. H. Pevton Noland 

(Bettv Brien) 
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) 



1945 

Mrs. W. W. Barnard 

(Frances Lynn Herring) 
James E. Calloway 
Cliff E. Davis, Jr. 
Mrs. Cliff E. Davis, Jr. 

(Berylyn Stuckey) 
Mrs. Alice Neilson Hathorn 



Harry Helman 

Lael S. Jones 

Mrs. W. Baldwin Llovd 

(Ann Rae Wolfe) 
Betty JIcBride 
E. H. Nicholson 
Nina H. Reeves 
Mrs. Smith Richardson 
Mrs. Trent Stout 

(Cornelia Hegman) 
Mrs. Zach Taylor, Jr. 

(Dot Jones) 
^Irs. Leonard Tomsyck 

(Catherine Hairston) 

1946 

Sam Barefield 
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) 
Dorothy Lauderdale 
James A. McKinnon, Jr. 
William E. Moak 
Mrs. William E. Moak 

(Lucv Gerald) 
airs. Ellis M. Moffitt 

(Nina Bess Goss) 
J. H. Morrow, Jr. 
Mrs. Robert F. Nay 

(Mary Ethel Mize) 
Mrs. J. T. 0-xner 

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

(Charlotte Gulledge) 
Mrs. C. E. Salter, Jr. 

(Marjorie Carol Burdsal) 
W. E. Shanks 
Mrs. John S. Thompson 

(Peggy Anne Weppler) 
Mrs. M. W. Whitaker 

(Jerry McCormack) 



1947 

Jim C. Barnett 

Jlrs. John F. Buchanan 

( Peggy Helen Carr) 
Carolyn Bufkin 
Joseph W. Cagle, Jr. 
Mrs. Neal Calhoun 

(Mary Edgar Wharton) 
J. H. Cameron 
Craig Castle 
Billy Chapman 
Sarah Frances Clark 
Wallace L. Cook 
Mrs. Harry L. Corban 

(Eleanor Johnson) 
James D. Cox 
Mrs. Kenneth I. Franks 

(Ann Marie Hobbs) 
Mrs. Hugh L. Gowan 

(Mary Anne Jiggets) 
Robert Hollingsworth 
Mrs. W. H. Izard 

(Betty Klumb) 
Mrs. George P. Koribanic 

(Helene Minvard) 
Dan McCullen" 
Mrs. Sutton Marks 

( Helen !Murphv) 
Rex Murff 
James D. Powell 
Esther Read 
:\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 

(Mary Ridgway) 
Mrs. James H. Worley 

(Rosemary Nichols) 
Daniel A. Wright 
Robert il. Yarborough, Jr. 
Donald S. Youngblood 

194S 

Albert E. Allen 
L. H. Brandon 
E. Dean Calloway 
William 0. Carter. Jr. 
Mrs. Jerry Chang 

(Ruth Chang) 
Mrs. F. G. Cox, Jr. 

(Alma Van Hook) 
Mrs. Horace F. Crout 

(Cavie Clark) 
Frances Gallowav 
Mrs. H. G. Hase' 

(Ethel Nola Eastman) 
Mrs. Harry Helman 

(Louise Blumer) 
James S. Holmes, Jr. 
Mrs. George L. Maddo.x 

(Evelyn Godbold) 
Sutton Marks 
Mrs. Turner T. Jlorgan 

(Lee Berryhill) 
Mrs. Samuel H. Boston 

(Bobbie Gillis) 
H. L. Rush. Jr. 
Mrs. Joe F. Sanderson 

(Ann Spitchley) 
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) 



1949 

John L. Ash, III 
Mrs. R. C. Brinson 

(Catherine Shumaker) 
Bruce C. Carruth 
Robert H. Conerly 
O. W. Conner, III 
Bob Cook 

William Ray Crout 
Mrs. John Fraiser 

( Mary Adelyn Green) 
William F. Goodman, Jr. 
Ralph Hutto 
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 

(Elizabeth Lampton) 
Floyd W. Price 
Kenneth H. Quin 
Samuel G. Sanders 
Mrs. John Sehindler 

(Chris Hall) 
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) 

19.50 

Thomas B. Abernathv 
Henry C. Blount 
Mrs. Milton Bruce 

(Daphne iliddlebrook) 
Mrs. Tom Crosby, Jr. 

(Wilma Dyess) 
Mrs. Genta Davis Doner 
Mrs. Joseph E. Goodsell 

(Marion Burge) 
Joseph R. Huggins 
William H. Jacobs 
Mrs. Cecil G. Jenkins 

( Patsy Abernathy) 
Bob Kochtitzkv 
Earl T. Lewis' 
Mrs. Guy Lewis 

(Amelia Simmons') 
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 

(Dorris Liming) 
Charles Lee Taylor 
John S. Thompson 



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i^1Siitas•^iiirlii<'i'.iil^iY:2lcn»^i^^imntt^^rrm^om^ au^^^n ^^^^m.u 



John D. Wofford 
Mrs. John D. Wofford 
(Elizabeth Ridg^ay) 
Thomas L. Wright 
W. H. Youngblood 

1951 

Mrs. H. C. Adams 

(Doris Puckett) 
Tip H. Allen, Jr. 
Mrs. Joe V. Anglin 

(Linda McCluney) 
Frank Baird 
Richard L. Berry 
Charles G. Blue 
Rex I. Brown 
Audlev O. Burford 
William R. Burt 
Jim Campbell 
Mrs. Sid Champion 

(Mary Johnson Lipsey) 
Mrs. Stanley Christensen 

(Beverly Barstow) 
Mrs. Duncan Clark 

(Patricia Busby) 
Cooper C. Clements, Jr. 
Ed Deweese 
Carolyn Estes 
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 

(Frances Beacham) 
Mi's. J. E. Joplin 

(Penelope Allene Hardy) 
Mrs. Robert Kerr 

(Marion Elaine Carlson) 
Mrs. Raymond E. King 

(Yvonne Mclnturff) 
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 

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

(Betty Jo 'Davis) 
Franz Posey 
Mrs. Franz Posey 

(Linda Lou Langdon) 
David H. Shelton 
Mrs. G. R. Wood, Jr. 

(Anna Louise Coleman) 
Bennie Frank Young-blood 
Mrs. Herman Yueh 

(Grace Chang) 

li).)2 

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) 
Marvin Franklin 
Billy M. Graham 
William A. Hays 
William H. Holland, Jr. 
Elbert C. Jenkins 
Mrs. James H. Jenkins, Jr. 

(Marianne Chunn) 



R. Lanier Jones 
Benjamin F. Lee 
Sale Lilly, Jr. 
Mrs. Sale Lilly, Jr. 

(Evelyn Lee Hawkins) 
Randolph Mansfield 
Mrs. J. D. Massey 

(Jimmie Lois Stanley) 
William H. Murdock, Jr. 
Mrs. Paul A. Radzewicz 

(Ethel Cole) 
William E. Riecken, Jr. 
Mrs. Paul E. Russell 

(Barbara Lee McBride) 
Roy H. Ryan 
J. P. Stafford 
Mrs. William R. Taylor 

(Ann Heggie) 
Harmon E. Tillman, Jr. 
Mrs. Robert D. Vought 

(Mary Joy Hill) 
Glyn O. Wiygul 
H. Lavelle Woodrick 
James Leon Young 

1953 

Mrs. Flavious Alford 

(Mary Ann O'Neil) 
James E. Allen 
Mrs. Billy R. Anderson 

(Rosemary McCoy) 
Mrs. W. E. Ayres 

(Diane Brown) 
Mrs. John C. Barlow, Jr. 

(Lynn Bacot) 
Mrs. J. B. Barlow 

(Mary Ann Babington) 
Robert E. Blount, Jr. 
J. Barry Brindley 
Mildred Carpenter 
Mrs. William R. Clement 

(Ethel Cecile Brown) 
Mrs. L. E. Coker 

(Frances Heidelberg) 
Mrs. Robert L. Crawford 

(Mabel Clair Buckley) 
Pat H. Curtis 
Mrs. Walter L. Dean 

(Anne Roberts) 
Mrs. Loyal Durand 

(Wesley Ann Travis) 
Mrs. Rome Emmons 

(Cola O'Neal) 
Sedley J. Greer 
Byron T. Hetrick 
Mrs. James R. Howerton 

(Gretchen Mars) 
Mrs. Robert J. Hurst 

(Marie Turnage) 
Mrs. Joel G. King 

(Annabelle Crisler) 
John T. Lewis, HI 
Samuel O. Massey, Jr. 
Henry P. Mills, Jr. 
John W. Moore 
Mrs. John W. Moore 

(Virginia Edge) 
Mrs. James R. Ransom 

(Margueritte Denny) 
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 
(Josephine Lampton) 

Charles R. Sommers 

Andrew R. Townes 

Irby Turner, Jr. 



Mrs. Frank Ray Wheat 

(Virginia Breazeale) 
B. E. Williams 
Mrs. Charles N. Wright 

(Betty Small) 
Mrs. William D. Wright 

(Jo Anne Bratton) 
Mrs. Myron W. Yonker, Jr. 

(Emilia Weber) 

1954 

W. E. Ayres 
Jack Roy Birchum 
Mrs. George V. Bokas 

(Aspasia Athas) 
Mrs. T. H. Boone 

(Edna Khayat) 
John R. Broadwater 
Mrs. John R. Broadwater 

(Mauleene Presley) 
William R. Clement 
David W. Colbert 
Mrs. Stephen E. Collins 

(Mary Vaughan) 
Magruder S. Corban 
Jodie Kyzar George 
Edgar A. Gossard 
Mrs. Edgar A. Gossard 

(Sarah Dennis) 
Mrs. Paul G. Green 

(Bernice Edgar) 
Sidney A. Head 
Louis W. Hodges 
Mrs. Louis W. Hodges 

(Helen Davis) 
Mrs. James D. Holden 

(Joan Wilson) 
John L. Howell 
Yeager Hudson 
Mrs. Yeager Hudson 

(Louise Hight) 
Mrs. Joseph R. Huggins 

(Barbara Walker) 
Mrs. George L. Hunt 

(Jo Glyn Hughes) 
Mrs. William H. Jacobs 

(Barbara Myers) 
Mrs. Keith W. Johnson 

(Carolvn Baria) 
Albert B. Lee 
Frank B. Manguni 
Leslie J. Page, Jr. 
Odean Puckett 
Mrs. William Riecken, Jr. 

(Jeanenne Pridgen) 
William S. Romey 
Dennis E. Salley 
Louie C. Short 
Mrs. Louie C. Short 

(Frances "'o Peacock) 
James W. Simmons. Jr. 
Mrs. Richard Tourtellotte 

(Janella Lansing) 
Oscar N. Walley 

1955 

Mrs. Cedric Bainton 

(Dorothy Ford) 
Fulton Barksdale 
Robert Y. Butts 
Stephen E. Collins 
Mrs. J. B. Conerly 

(Theresa Terry) 
Mrs. R. F. Duncan 

(Ann Marie Ragan) 
Mrs. Paul D. Eppinger 

(Sybil Casbeer) 
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 

(Ann Pendergraft) 
Mrs. A. T. Rice 

(Lettie Kathryn King) 
Ellnora Riecken 
Mrs. John C. Sandefur 

(Mary Louise Flowers) 
Jeneanne Sharp 
Mary Alice Shields 
B. M. Stevens 
Marion Swayze 
Mrs. Tommy Taylor 

(Betty Robbins) 
Mrs. Hughston Thomas 

(Carolyn Lamon) 
Walter I. Waldrop 
R. Warren Wasson 
Mrs. Ravmond Wilson 

(Betty Westbrook) 
Ernest Workman 
Mrs. James Leon Young 

(Joan Wignall) 

1956 

Emma Atkinson 
John M. Awad 
Merle Blalock 
Thomas H. Boone 
Mrs. James L. Boyd 

(Charlotte Elliott) 
Jerry Boykin 
Jesse W. Brasher 
Mrs. J. Barry Brindley 

(Elsie Drake) 
Shirley Caldwell 
John "B. Campbell 
Joseph S. Conti 
Mrs. William S. Cook 

(Barbara Jones) 
Mrs. M. S. Corban 

(Margaret C. Hathorn) 



If 




Some much-needed equipment was added to the Alumni 
Office last year. New metal plates are made on this 
graphotype. 



Walter E. Ely 
Harrison M. Ethridge 
Albert W. Felsher, Jr. 
Stearns L. Hayward 
Mrs. Gordon Hensley 

(Claire King-) 
John Hubbard 
Robert Koch 
William E. Lampton 
J. Willard Leggett, III 
Walton Lipscomb, III 
Mrs. John D. McEachin 

(Sylvia Stevens) 
Ann McShane 
Robert M. Maddox 
W. Powers Moore, II 
William F. Powell 
Mrs. William F. Powell 

(Joan Lee) 
Tom 0. Prewitt, Jr. 
Tommie E. Price 
Mrs. Tommie E. Price 

(Amaryllis Griffin) 
Anita Barry Reed 
Mrs. Harmon Tillman 

(Nona Kinchloe) 
0. Gerald Trigg 
John E. Turner, Jr. 
Edwin T. Upton 
Mrs. Walter I. Waldrop 

(Jeanelle Howell) 
Mrs. Summer Walters 

(Betty Barfield) 
George A. Whitener 
Fred H. Williams 
Albert N. Williamson 
Donald R. Youngs 

1957 

Frederick M. Abraham 
Mrs. Tip H. Allen, Jr. 

(Margaret Buchanan) 
Mrs. William D. Bealle 

(Catherine Northam) 
Mrs. John E. Bolton 

(Alice Starnes) 
Kathryn Bufkin 
Reynolds S. Chenev 
M. Olin Cook 
Mrs. M. Olin Cook 

(Millicent King) 
Mrs. Frank Corban, Jr. 

(Lady Nelson Gill) 
Ted B. Cottrell 
Mrs. Peyton Dickinson 

(Eugenia Kelly) 
Billy L. Dowdle 
Lloyd A. Doyle 
Betty Dyess 



Joseph C. Franklin 
James Don Gordon 
Graham L. Hales, Jr. 
Newt P. Harrison 
Mrs. Paul J. Illk 

(Goldie Crippen) 
Mrs. James E. Inkster 

(Lucy Price) 
Sam L. Jones 
Mrs. Sam L. Jones 

(Nancy Peacock) 
Mrs. William R. Lampkin 

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

(Lynnice Parker) 
Mrs. Jack M. McDonald 

(Betty Louise Landfair) 
John D. McEachin 
Mrs. Edward W. McRae 

(Martina Riley) 
Robert B. Minis 
Mrs. W. Powers Moore, II 

(Janis Edgar) 
John D. Morgan 
Yvonne Moss 
Anita Perry 
Mrs. Tom Prewitt, Jr. 

(Patricia Morgan) 
Mrs. Roy B. Price 

(Barbara Swann) 
Mrs. Bryant A. Reed, Jr. 

(Walter Jean Lamb) 
Daphne Richardson 
Alfred P. Statham 
Mrs. Archie Steele, Jr. 

(Helen Sue Callahan) 
Edward Stewart 
Mrs. O. Gerald Trigg 

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

(Cindy Palkenberry) 

1958 

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. 

(Helen Gillis) 
Mrs. Billy Chapman 

(Betty Gail Trapp) 



Mrs. Clifton Collins 

(Jo Anne Gibbs) 
Dewitt G. Cra\vford 
Mrs. Dewitt G. Crawford 

(Yvonne Giffin) 
W. H. Creekmoi'e, Jr. 
James M. Ewing 
Thomas B. Fanning 
William L. Graham 
Mrs. William L. Graham 

(Betty Garrison) 
Roy Grisham 
Ruth Ann Hall 
Howard S. Jones 
Mrs. Peter J. Liacouras 

(Ann Locke Myers) 
Jack M. McDonald 
Bill Rush Mosby 
Benny Owen 
Mrs. Benny Owen 

(Linda Carruth) 
John P. Potter 
Mrs. John P. Potter 

(Jeanette Ratcliff) 
Mrs. David E. Pryor 

(Aden Coleman) 
John B. Sharp 
John H. Stone 
Mrs. John Ed Thomas 

(Margaret Ewing) 
Keith Tonkel 
Donald G. Triplett 
Jim L. Waits 
Herbert A. Ward, Jr. 
Kennard W. Wellons 
Mrs. George A. Whitener 

(Joan Anderson) 
Mrs. Joseph E. Wilson 

(Nancy Caroline Vines) 
Mrs. Robert F. Workman 

(Mabel Gill) 
Anonymous 



19.J9 

Mrs. Bryant M. Allen 

(Jeanine Adcock) 
Rex Alman 
William D. Balgord 
Julia Ann Beckes 
Arnold A. Bush, Jr. 
David I. Carlson 
Mrs. Reynolds Cheney 

(Allan Walker) 
Richard L. Cooke 
Joseph R. Cowart 
Mrs. W. H. Creekmore 

(Betsy Salisbury) 
Franz Epting 
Mrs. Albert Felsher 

(Rosemary Parent) 
Ann Foster 
Mrs. Mary Frances 

Huntington Green 
John D. Humphrey 
Ruth Land 
Mrs. John L. Lipscomb 

(Colleen Thompson) 
Mrs. Lewis A. Lord 

(Cathryn Collins) 
Palmer Manning 
Ellis M. Moffitt 
Mrs. Bill Rush Mosby 

(Ellen Dixon) 
Mrs. James L. Nation 

(Dorothy Jack Casey) 
Mrs. Leslie Joe Page, Jr. 

(Frances Irene West) 
Virginia Perry 
James P. Rush 
W. B. Selah 
Homer Sledge 
Suanna Smith 
John Ed Thomas 
Russell D. Thompson 



Ophelia Tisdale 
D. Clifton Ware, Jr. 
Thomas C. Welch 
Milton J. Whatley 

1960 

Albert Y. Brown, Jr. 
Mrs. Arnold A. Bush 

(Zoe Harvey) 
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 

(Susan Medley) 
John T. Rush 
Mrs. Robert M. Still 

(Mary Lee Bethune) 
Mrs. D. Clifton Ware, Jr. 

(Bettye Oldham) 
Mrs. Thomas C. Welch 

(Josephine Anne Goodwin) 
George R. Williams 
Mrs. Glenn Wimbish 

(Evelyn Godbold) 
Margaret Woodall 

Later 

John L. Lipscomb 
Ary Jane Lotterhos 
Sylvia Mullins 
Mrs. Phyllis Johnson 

Spearman 
Mrs. Phineas Stevens 

(Patricia Land) 
Anonymous 

Year Unknown 

Lillie Ellis 

Mrs. W. C. Harris 

(Martha Parks) 
Mrs. R. L. Jones 

(Ethelyn Brown) 
Mrs. Albert McLemore 

(Anne Tillman) 
Elizabeth Perkins 
Mrs. V. M. Roby 

(Edith Stevens) 
Etta Strain 
Mrs. John Walmsly 
Mrs. Mattie Williamson 

(Mattie Murff) 
Mrs. Paul J. Woodward 

(Lillian White) 
Mrs. J. Will Yon 

(Lucille Cooper) 
Friends "^ ■ 

Mrs. C. A. Bowen '^ 

Frank Cabell 
Raymond King 
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 
Phineas Stevens 
Corporate Alumnu.'; Program 
Connecticut General Life 

Insurance Company 

(Matching gift by William 

P. Williams) 
Gulf Oil Corporation 

(Matching gift by W. B. 

Hall, Jr.) 



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Major Investors 



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 

(Diane Brown) 
Dr. Thomas A. Baines, '35 
William K. Barnes, '28 
Mrs. Ross Barnett, '26 

(Pearl Crawford) 
W. A. Bealle, '26 
Rev. Norman U. Boone, '33 
Rev. R. R. Branton, '27 
Mrs. R. R. Branton, '28 

(Doris Alford) 
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 

(Helen Hargrove) 
Dr. Dean Calloway, '48 
Rev. J. H. Cameron, '47 
Mrs. J. H. Cameron, '32 

(Burnell Gillaspy) 
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 

(Winifred Green) 
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 

(Crawford Swearingen) 
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 

(Louise Day) 
Mrs. Raymond King, '51 

(Yvonne Mclnturff) 
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 

(Rowena McRae) 
Ralph McCool, '36-'37 
Mrs. Ralph McCool, '40 

(Bert Watkins) 
James C. McGee, '01-'03 
W. Merle Mann, '28 
Mrs. W. Merle Mann, '28 

(Frances Wortman) 
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 

(Lucy Gerald) 
Basil E. Moore, '31 
Mrs. Howard Morris, '35-'40 

(Sarah Buie) 
C. L. Neill, '07 
Mrs. C. L. Neill, '07 

(Susie Ridgway) 
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 

(Mildred Clegg) 



John B. Ricketts, '05 
Dr. Henry C. Ricks, '40 

C. R. Ridgway, Jr., '35 
Mrs. C. R. Ridgway, W. '07 

(Hattie Lewis) 
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 

(Helen Ricks) 
Dr. Thomas G. Ross, '36 
Mrs. D. R. Sanderson, '50 

(Fannie Buck Leonard) 
Mrs. Joe F. Sanderson '44-'45 

(Ann Spitchley) 
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 

(Margaret Flowers) 
Dr. Benjamin M. Stevens, '55 
Mrs. Francis B. Stevens, '42 

(Ann Elizabeth Herbert) 
Mrs. Phineas Stevens, '58-'59 

(Patricia Land) 
P. K. Sturgeon, '36 
Orrin H. Swayze, '27 
Mrs. Orrin H. Swayze, '27 

(Catherine Power) 
Swepson S. Taylor, '07-'ll 
Zachary Taylor, Jr., '44 
Mrs. Zachary Taylor, Jr., '45 

(Dot Jones) 
Janice Trimble, '43 
Mrs. Warren B. Trimble, '40 

(Celia Brevard) 
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 

(Elizabeth Ridgway) 
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 

(Betty Small) 
Dan A. Wright, '47 



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Designated Gifts 



PURPOSE 

.-Maintenance 



DONOR 

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 



Memorial Gifts 



IN MEMORY OF DONOR 

J. R. Countiss, Jr. Mrs. Walter Ely 

Walter Ely 

Robert M. Gibson ..Mrs. Robert M. Gibson 

Richard L. King Aubrey Ma.xted 

Mrs. George Faxon 
Mrs. Richard Aubert 
Harold Stacy 

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. 



Special Gifts 



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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- 
sociation. 

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- 
poses. 

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- 



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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 
in 1956-57. 



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 
Michigan. 

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 
life director. 



Embassy Records 

Recordings by some of Germany's 
most important contemporary composers 
have been presented to the Millsaps de- 
partment of German by the German 
Embassy. 

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 
offers. 

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- 
cials believe. 

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 
party. 

Scholarships will be awarded on the 
basis of highest scores on the competi- 
tive tests, which will be given at 9:45 
a. ni. 



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 
of Trustees. 

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. 

Scholarship Set 

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 
College. 




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- 
bers. 

The tape is being converted to film 
for showing on campus and throughout 
the state. 



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 
Concert. 

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 
the show. 

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 
to stardom. 



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 
Rico. 

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 
alcoholism. 

Among those serving on the faculty 
were Dr. George Maddox, former chair- 
man of the sociology department, and 
Dr. Frank Laney, professor of history. 



Enrollment High 

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 
space available. 

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- 
ties. 

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 
the language. 

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 
vacations. 

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 
football game. 

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 
Alumni Field. 

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 Field. 



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, 
September 30. 

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 
Advisory. 

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. 



Associates Elect 

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. 



ODK Initiates 

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 
Children's Home. 

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 
high honor. 



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Ferguson Visits 



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 
ten years. 

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. 



Campbell . 



(Continued from Page 10) 

National Non-Partisan Committee for 
International Economic Growth and a 
member of the Regional Export Expan- 
sion Committee of the Department of 
Commerce. 

"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 
Auburn, Alabama. 

Alice Ann Amelung, '58-'(i0, to Rich- 
ard Owen Doiron. Living in Hatties- 
burg, Mississippi. 

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 
Jackson. 

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, 
Mississippi. 

Ralphana Elizabeth Bushong to 
Joseph Lee Porter, '55-'57. Living in 
Jackson. 

Julia Douglas Campbell, '56-'58, to 
James Arthur Shirley. 

Nancy Lee Christiansen to Lt. Hubert 
Lacy Causey, '60. Living in Quantico, 
Virginia. 

Julia Clare Cockrell, '57-'59, to DeWitt 
Clinton Peteet. Jr., '55-'57. Living in 
Greenwood, Mississippi. 

Sarah Clarissa Colbert to James 
Glynn Fortenberry, '58-'60. 

Pamela Scott Dabney, '59-'61, to 
Donald Andrew Hopkins, '60. Living in 
Jackson. 

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 
Vernet Johnson. 

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 
Mexico. 

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- 
phis. 

Sandra Claire Miller, '57, to Max 
Harold McDaniel, '57. Living in La- 
fayette, Indiana. 

Jane Cleveland Montgomery, '58-'59, 
to Hugh A. Warren, III. 

Hilarie Anne Owen, '59-'60, to Larry 
Edward Tuminello. Living in Gulfport, 
Mississippi. 

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- 
son. 

Roberta Small, '60-'61, to Robert Gra- 
ham Feild, '61. 

Martha Christine Smith to the Rev. 
Odean W. Puckett, '54. Living in Jack- 
son. 

Elizabeth Jane Taylor, '59, to Gerald 
Keith Eure. Living in Jackson. 

Lucy Sherrill Thompson to Russell 
Douglas Thompson, '59. Living in Jack- 
son. 

Ruth Marie Tomlinson, '61, to Donald 
Duncan Lewis, '60. Living in Raleigh, 
North Carolina. 

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 



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Clayborn Burrows. Living in Tallahas- 
see, Florida. 

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 
in Jackson. 

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 
Higher Education. 

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 
chemistry. 



Hit iKntt0iiam 

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- 
ross, '19-'21. 

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 
Oxford. Mississippi. 

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- 
nix. Arizona. 

Thomas M. Jones, who contributed 
the furnishings in the upstairs lounge 
of the Union Building, who died in 
July, 1961. 

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 
Jackson. 




^UTuRt ^L^^N' 







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 
Meridian, Mississippi. 

Victor Yeargan and Walter Felix 
Johnson, born to the Reverend and Mrs. 
Claude Johnson, of Lyon, Mississippi, 
on June 28. Mr. Johnson graduated 
in 1949. 

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 
August 10. 

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 
Tommy, 2^2. 



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MAJOR 




SCELLANY 



1892-1919 
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. 

1920-1929 

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. 

19.30-1939 
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, 

1940-1949 

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 
children. 

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, 
'47. 

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 
out clearly. 

1950-1959 \ 

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, ^ 



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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 
Methodist missionary. 

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 
June. 

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 
Scholarship. 

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 
in August. 

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 
years. 

1960-1961 

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- 
larville, Mississippi. 

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 
no use." 

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 
House." 

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 
feats. 

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 
Majors." 

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 
the state. 

Members of Phi Zeta were initiated in- 
to Phi Mu soroi'ity to become charter 
members of the campus chapter of the 
national organization. 

Alfred Moses Ellison, '03, who died 
March 31, 1960, made the picture of the 
Main Building ablaze in the year 1914. 



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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 
application. 

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 
states. 

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 
graduation. 

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- 
lish majors. 

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 
at Duke. 

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 
College. 

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 
Pines. 

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 
discovery. 

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 
way. 

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. 



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CALENDAR OF EVENTf 

1961-196; 



November 1-4 

November 4 
November 11 

November 16 

November 18 

November 30-December 12 

December 3 

December 13 

January 29 

March 7-10 

March 13 

March 15 

April 18-21 

May 5 

May 14- June 14 



"Destry Rides Again" — Millsaps 
Players and Music Department 

Millsaps vs. Maryville College — Jackson 

Parents Day 

Millsaps vs. Livingston State — Jackson 

Stunt Night 

High School Day 

"Macbeth" (In-tho-Round)— Millsaps 
Players 

"The Messiah" — Millsaps Singers 

Feast of Carols — Millsaps Singers 

Hal Holbrook— "Mark Twain Tonight" 

Players Production 

Singers Appear- with Memphis Symphony 

Song Fest 

"Babes in Arms" — Millsaps Players 

Alumni Day 
"Babes in Arms" 

Players Tour Northeast Command with 
"Babes in Arms" 



June 3 



Commencement 



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