MAJOR notes millsaps college alumni magazine winter, 1963 I I European Tour Family-Style I I Art Equals Love MAJOIL notes millsaps college alumni magazine winter, 1963 MERGED INSTITUTION'*: Grenada College, Whitworth College, Millsaps College. MEMBER: American Alumni Council, American College Public Relations As- sociation. CONTENTS 2 From the President 3 Millsaps 1963 4 Events of Note 5 European Tour, Family-Style — by Carol Bergmark 10 Art Equals Love —by Karl Wolfe 13 Major Miscellany 15 In Memoriam Future Alumni From This Day Volume 4 January, 1963 Number 2 Published quarterly by Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. Entered as second class matter on Oc- tober 15, 1959, at the Post Office in Jackson, Mis- sissippi, under the Act of August 24, 1912. Jane Petty, Editor James J. Livesay, '41, Executive Director, Alumni Association Photography by Doug Price, '64 Statistics of Births, Marriages, Deaths by Linda Perkins, '64 compiled From the President The Board of Trustees has announced a tuition-feei increase for 1963-64. The semester tuition increase is S50,i the semester increase for fees, $25. A part of the increase in fees will be made available to the student organizations and activities — Singers, Players, Publications, Athletics. An additional part of the increase will be allocated to the Library. The re- mainder of the increase in fees will help meet the growings cost of administration and maintenance. The additional tuition income will make possible a modest advancement in the salary schedule and an en- larged faculty. New instructors will be added in Mathe- matics, Romance Languages, Psychology and Education. These departments have had acute needs for several years. Alumni and friends can help to interpret the need for the College's expecting the student and his family to as- sume a larger percentage of the cost of his education. Neither the Board nor the Administration is unmindful of the difficulties experienced by many loyal friends with fixed and modest incomes. At the same time these same friends will support the Board in making every reasonable effort to hold at the prevailing high level the over-all program — academic and otherwise — of IMillsaps College. In speaking to Alumni about this announcement from the Board, I want to mention two other relevant matters. The College continuously makes every possible effort to provide financial assistance for students with estab- lished needs. The total scholarship program for 1963-64 will be almost 370,000. We have friends who sponsor students in amounts ranging from SlOO a year to SI. 000. I know of nothing that brings greater gratification to the donor. You may know of some people who would welcome such an opportunity. You may even wish to suggest their names to us. The second thing I now mention has to do with job opportunities available in Jackson to ambitious students. You may have read of the Millsaps College alumnus who has recently been named an officer in one of the Jackson banks, the youngest man ever to be named an officer. He achieved some of his seniority as an undergraduate at the College during which time he worked at the bank. We could not guarantee too many recurrences of this success story. We can help many students identify work oppor- tunities that will in themselves be educationally useful. qi(/?p^^ ON THE COVER— The mosaic and bird are the work of Karl Wolfe, whose ideas on art are described on page 10 of this issue. The terra cotta sculp- ture is by Mrs. Wolfe (Mildred Nungester) who instructs part- time at Millsaps. Mr. Wolfe has been an instructor of art at Millsaps since 1946. MILLSAPS 1963 A Campus Is . . . winter laughter with snowflakes gone in sudden sun, quick jovs that come and go by worn path, hallwav, open door, . . . .and new ideas, eml:)raced, renounced, beheved again by people — glad and pensive, brave, afraid, together on the edge of tomorrow. Events of Note TUITION INCREASE A tuition-fee increase for 1963-64 was approved by the Board of Trustees at the February board meeting. Tuition will be increased $50, fees $25, for a total $75 increase per semester. The additional income from tuition will be used by the college for salaries and an expanded faculty. The increase in fees will, in part, be allocated to ad- ministration and maintenance. Student organizations will also benefit from the additional funds. The increase for 1963-64 is analyzed by Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr., in his "Pres- ident's Column," found on page two of this issue. rection to be one of the largest in the south. This year's tournament attract- ed debaters from as far west as Texas and as far north as Iowa, with forty de- bate teams competing in the invita- tional tournament. Eight states and seventeen colleges were represented this year. DEBATE TOURNAMENT Dr. E. S. Wallace successfully car- ried out the Millsaps tradition that he began in 1941 by heading the twenty- third annual Millsaps Debate tourna- ment January 11-12 at the Christian Center. The tournament, initiated by Dr. Wallace, has grown under his di- GRANTS TO MILLSAPS Three grants were recently awarded to Millsaps. The department of chenri-( istry was recipient of a $5000 grant " from the Du Pont Company, and Dr. J. B. Price, chairman of the chemistry department, announced that the grant will be used to purchase new laboratory apparatus, including a gas chromato- graph, an infra-red spectrophotometer, a recording polarograph and attach- ments for the Beckmann DU spectro- photometer. The Esso Education Foundation awarded an unrestricted grant of $3,500 to Millsaps, and the Shell Companies Foundation made a $1500 grant to the college. The Shell grant is divided into three separate grants of $500, the first desig- nated for any institutional use decided by the president. A fund for general faculty development is provided in the second grant, and the third is designat- ed for the discretionary use of adminis- trative officers in the departments of chemistry, mathematics, physics and astronomy. ARTS FESTIVAL - The annual Arts Festival attracted a capacity audience from Millsaps and the community. The student literary magazine, "Stylus," sponsored by the Department of English, was released the evening of the festival, and is now on sale in the book store. Paintings and ceramics, by art students, were displayed, and the program featured readings of poems and stories from "Stylus," accompanied by The Sun- downers, the popular Millsaps trio of folk singers. PAST SCENES REMEMBERED — at the Fine Arts Festival. through Players' photographic exhibit THORNTON HEADS MAJORS College officials recently announced the appointment of Ray Thornton to the positions of head football coach for the Majors, baseball coach, and assist- ant professor in the Department of Ath- letics. Mr. Thornton is a graduate of the University of INIississippi and for the past three j ears has served as assistant football coach at Wake Forest College. He assumed his duties at Millsaps on February 1. During the summer, he will complete work on his M. A. degree. The new coach formerly served as head football coach at DeKalb High School and Itawamba Junior College, He is a member of the Methodist Church. Mrs. Thornton is the former Gene Still Kirk, of Tupelo, and the Thorntons have three children: Caro- lyn, 9: Kim, 5; and Dixon, 5 months. Bill Dupes, who coached the Majors during the fall season, and compiled a 3-4-1 record, has accepted a similar po- sition at Austin Peay State Teachers College. (Continued on Page 14) European Tour Family - Style By CAROL BERGMARK .DRAWINGS BY JOHN LAWRENCE 65 Wherever The Tent, The Home Was Happy That long awaited day, February 13. 1962, had come at last, and we were actually aboard the S. S. Ryndam headed for Europe. Of all the exciting days we were to experience in the next six months, perhaps none was more thrilling than this, for now we realized that our dream was becoming a reality. Bob's Sabbatical leave from Millsaps College had been granted and. after a year of making definite plans and arrangements, we were on our way. Exploring our ship with its raised door sills, interesting bunks, doors with catches on them to keep them from swaying with the ship, and dining chairs anchored to the floor were the first of many exciting ventures for IMartha, thirteen. Edward, eleven, and Christine, ten, as well as for Bob and me. How were we to accomplish this incredible tour, five and a half months on European soil for a family of five? We had been told that we could live on our budget of $10 a day while camping. This we managed to do. but it was not until April 1 in Toledo. Spain, that the weather made camping possible. During the previous six weeks, by ac- cepting only the most modest hotel accomodations, we managed to live on an average of S15 a day for the five of us. This included food, lodging, and everything for the car — a Volkswagen Camper. We really are not the camping type. That's why we say — if we can do it, anyone can. Each had his own jobs, and when w^e were really organized and working at top speed, we could select a nice flat camp site at one of the many European camps, set up our happy home, and pre- pare a delicious hot supper of soup and a full course meal, all within an hour. There was time to read and think and study and talk and play and learn and worship together without the many The author is a well known Jackson musician, a teacher of piano and a contralto soloist. She appeared onstage most recently in the Millsaps Christmas presentation of Handel's "The Messiah," the seventh consecutive year she has sung the contralto lead in the annual Millsaps production of the oratorio. She is contralto soloist at Galloway Methodist Church and is active in P. T. A. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Mrs. Bergmark received her B. A. degree from Trinity University, San Antonio, and did post graduate study at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, N. J. Her husband, Dr. Robert Edward Bergmark, is associate Professor of Philosophy and Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at Millsaps. The Bergmarks have three children, who shared the experiences warmly described by Mrs. Bergmark in the accompany- ing article, written especially for "Major Notes " distractions of our complex world pulling us in five dif- ferent directions. In Europe people camp in order to travel rather than travel in order to camp. Facilities are not of the rustic nature that we find in the United States but close to and often nestled within the city, oftentimes with public transportation at one's disposal. What is the fascination of Europe, and why is it that after being home only five months we already have a burning desire to return? Was it worth those sometimes discouraging days of planning a seven-month trip for a family of five — the very minimum of clothing for all kinds of weather and occasions, from worship to concerts and musicals to camping, as well as for our only physically luxurious days — those memorable ones on board ship? Was it worth those anxious days of wondering who the occupants of our house would be and consequently how many of our personal belongings would have to be put into storage? Was it worth the numerous trips to the dentist and all the shots from A to Z, including cholera, since we planned to camp? Was it worth the compilation of that priceless little black book, all indexed with lists and instructions for everything — to each last item of clothing we would take, to each cooking utensil, to each drug that we just might need, but thankfully never did? There was the listing and packing of mattresses, pillows, sleeping bags and liners, plus three complete sets of school books for the children, since we were to be their teachers. There seemed an endless amount of travel in- formation and instructions and those priceless dictionaries. Was it worth carrying all that water in our yellow plastic bucket for cooking and washing our clothes? Was it worth eating, sleeping, riding, and studying in a Volkswagen Camper for four out of five and a half months? Was it worth all those lunches of hard boiled eggs, bananas, apples, and bread? Was it worth setting up camp seventy- two times, averaging only two nights in each camp with most of them only one night stands? We realized that this was a once in a lifetime experi- ence for all of us together as a family, and we were all geared to one and the same goal — getting the ultimate from our European experience. We were to travel 14,000 miles on European soil, averaging 100 miles a day. Our general plan was to go south where camping would be possible at the earliest date and then to progress in a northerly direction with the coming of spring. We landed at Southampton on February 22. What a thrill it was to realize that we were actually riding through the magnificent countryside — the hedge rows on either side of the "dual carriage way" and the cozy inn at the "round about " To us the green grass meant that spring had already begun. This was our first misconception, for we later learned that the grass is always green in England. Some- how, the gorgeous spring flowers in the window boxes seemed to be immune to the freezing weather and to the snows that we were to experience during our first two and a half weeks in England. No previous descriptions quite prepared us for some of the things we were to experience. Driving on the left hand side of the road, particularly at night, when only parking lights are used, was a constant challenge and source of amusement. We found it particularly surprising to have oncoming vehicles approach us from unexpected angles. We spent two weeks in London, Oxford and Cam- bridge, visiting points of interest that we knew would be crowded on our return visit in July. What a thrill it was to see Big Ben, the House of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, John Wesley's home and Chapel, Trafalgar Square, and to explore the riches of the marvelous museums. The Church of England was to give us spiritual enrichment throughout much of our trip, for particularly in the southern countries we really had to search for English- speaking Protestant Churches. How exciting it was to visit Cambridge and Oxford and to see the young scholars with their academic robes, and their colored mufflers, denoting their various colleges. We renewed our acquaintance with Dr. Marjorie Reeves, once a speaker at Millsaps College, at St. Anne's College, Oxford University, and met and talked with Dr. Alfred Cyril Ewing, of Cambridge University, one of the scholars about whom Bob wrote in his dissertation. We visited with the family of Dr. William H. Willis, of Magdalen College, Oxford University, on leave from the University of Mississippi. On January 9 we crossed the Channel to France and had our first look at Paris. Our hotel rooms, reached only by six flights of stairs, made us feel like characters in La Boheme, and we too often had a diet of apples and bread — the long thin variety called a baguette that you see being carried, unwrapped, in every conceivable way, from a bicycle rack, protruding from a hand bag, or just being clutched by a child's hand. It was here that we experienced the language barrier for the first time. Any misconception about English being spoken "everywhere" was quickly dispelled. In France just what we would have done without our meager know- ledge of the language we can not quite imagine, but we were neither seeking English nor the American way of life. We had come to see Europe and her people as they are. We know a bit more Spanish than French, but after struggling so hard with French, we found it amusing to be mistaken for French rather than Americans when, on our first day in Barcelona, we persisted in saying "oui" Instead of "si" and "merci beaucoup" instead of "muchas gracias." France is more than Paris with her Notre Dame, Champs Elysees, her Eiffel Tower, and the picturesque Seine River. It is the way the man in the market takes pride in the artistic display of his fruit and vegetables and the way the man in the next stall fondles the piece of meat as he wraps it with great care. It is the music of his voice and language and his intriguing personality that make you forget even to try to understand his lang- uage that you labored so to learn. It is the way they say "Voila" and "Madame" and the way the little Citroen cars scurry about the beautiful broad avenues. It is the yellow tinted headlights and the way the filling station attendant ushers you out to the main road and signals for you when the road is clear. With courtesies such as these you soon become accustomed to the European cus- tom of cleaning your own "windscreen." The magnificent cathedrals in France are beyond any description I might attempt, and to hear a tremen- dous organ with such acoustics is almost overwhelming. We loved Versailles, Chartres, Mont St. Michel, Normandy, and Brittany with her storks nesting on the chimneys and her women wearing lovely lace coifs and long black dresses as they made their way from place to place in the village or down the country road on their bicycles. We loved the way their beautiful churches with their filigree towers dominated the peaceful countryside. The Lascaux Caves of central France made a memorable impression with their pre-historic painting of some 15 to 25 thousand years ago. We cannot imagine ever losing the excitement of cros- sing the border from one country to another with the ad- ded, though always unnecessary, anxiety of going through customs. The way the architecture, customs, language, and terrain changed across those imaginary lines never ceased to amaze us. Spring came later than we had plan- ned, but at last, on April 1, in Toledo, Spain, we were an exuberant family when we set up our first camp. With the exception of only four nights, this was to be our way of life until we returned to our "Bed and Breakfast" place in London, on July 31, to repack for our return journey. We had quite an audience as we set up this first of 72 camp homes for ourselves. The bright red and white striped tent attached to our Camper formed our kitchen and general living quarters. The green umbrella tent provided a sleeping room for the three children, and we slept on the bed which makes down in the Camper. In the daytime, our bed was transformed into a table and benches, and it was here that we had our meals, shielded from the cold, wind, and rain, that were to prove rather general in our travels. We had purchased a two burner cooking stove and a little gas reflector type heater in Zaragosa which completed our paraphernalia. Of our 72 different camp sites, with only one night in nost places, our longer stays were five nights in Rome ind four nights each in Florence, Athens, Vienna, Zurich, md Amsterdam. Several of the camp sites were quite jlaborate, but usually any lack of refined facilities was nore than compensated by the warmth and fascination of he people and by the spectacularly beautiful surroundings. In Kavala, Greece, which is old Neopolis of Roman imes, we were just fifty feet from the Aegean Sea, within light of where the Apostle Paul landed on his journey o Philippi. Georgeous mountains were right behind us. A'e "lived" with the Rock of Gibraltar within sight of our 'front door," and on the hill overlooking Belgrade, Yugo- ;lavia. We camped on the shores of the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, the Ionian, the Aegean, the North Sea, he Rhine, the Seine, and the Avon, at Stratford-upon- \von. We camped in the Alps, the Black Forest, the k'^ienna Woods, and in cherry, orange, palm, and olive proves. Yes, we even camped at a football stadium in Portugal, a Farmer's School in Greece, and at an exclusive •acing course in Leicester, England, while Bob attended ;he joint meetings of the Aristotelian Society and Mind Association. In Spain we loved the guitars, the multi-colored flow- ers, the trees laden with oranges, and the Catalan dancing n the park in Barcelona, the broad avenues and narrow streets of Madrid and the magnificent Moorish archi- ;ecture. Our first grocery shopping for a full supper in Toledo :roved rather typical. First we made the mistake of try- ng to shop in the afternoon when everything was com- Dletely shut down. At 4:33, when they re-opened for the iay, we went to one little market for potatoes and apples, mother for beef, another for eggs, which were carefully Dlaced in an open cone made from newspaper, and still mother little store for margarine and condensed milk n a tube and vegetables. No bags are provided, and we lad not yet learned to provide our own. It was a good :h!ng there were five of us, for ten arms were hardly sufficient for even these few unwrapped provisions. Toledo is like all of Spain in one concentrated and picturesque area — streets almost too narrow for even the smallest cars to negotiate a turn, balconies almost meeting over our heads, the strum of a guitar and the voice of one singing at her work from a remote upstairs window. As we approached our camp at an athletic field in historic Evora, Portugal, we watched the men and women leaving their work in the fields and vast stone quarries, laughing and talking as they returned to their homes. The women looked like pictures of the women in the Andes with their black knee boots and their wide brimmed black hats over their kerchiefed heads. The men wore crude brown sheepskin jackets and carried lunch baskets on the backs of their bicycles. Portugal was like Spain — but painted white and beautiful, sobered only by the many black arm bands worn by the men, designating the loss of a member of the family. There were magnificent Roman ruins here, again reminding us of the vastness of that great Empire. We took a boat to Africa, across the Strait of Gibraltar, from Algeciras, Spain, to Tangier, Morocco. Such a color- ful picture we got of this vast continent in one afternoon — Tangier, a city with three holy days each week — Friday for the Moslems. Saturday for the Jews, and Sunday for the Christians. There was the Sultan's Palace and the snake charmer, and there were veiled women in the market places. On the French Riveria there was the thrill of seeing the shades cf coloring from blue to green in the Mediter- ranean, just as Picasso splashes them on his canvases. How exciting it is to go from country to country and to see how the spirit and unique beauty of each country is ex- pressed by such artists as Verdi, Rossini, and Scarlatti of Italy, that glorious country with its gaily colored houses, its terraced mountains dropping down into the Mediter- ranean, and the magnificent ruins that strike us with the awe cf our glorious heritage and our responsibility to it. In Florence and Rom.e, as in each fascinating new city, we thrilled at making them our own as we studied the city maps and literature. Though finding our way around each city was more time-consuming, but less ex- pensive than engaging in a tour, we learned much more than just the beaten path and felt that we got more of the essence of each place. Twenty-two hours on the azure blue waters of the Adriatic took us from the boot of Italy to Patras, on the western Peloponnesus of Greece. A lack of time and money prevented our going further east than Greece and Yugoslavia. For this reason we were most anxious to assimilate evidences of Eastern culture, architecture, and the Byzantine influence. Perhaps it was the influence of that classic civilization pressing down on us, but as we landed at sunset and drove along the deserted roads in the creeping darkness, we truly felt that we were in a different part of the world. In each village men gathered to chat in the streets or in front of the coffee houses, and there was always the bearded Greek Orthodox priest in his flowing black robes and his black hat. The Acropolis with its magnificent Parthenon, tower- ing above the intriguing city of Athens, is truly a sight to behold. One is surrounded by evidences of that classical Greek civilization which shaped our own. This was the home of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. The impressive "Sound and Light" spectacle, with the ruins of ancient Athens as the performers, added a tremendous new di- mension to our several visits to these historical monuments of 450 B. C. The exciting aspect of Greece was walking where the Apostle Paul walked in Corinth and roaming Mars Hill next to the Acropolis where he preached his sermon we read in the Book of Acts. It was the man with the ox-drawn cart getting water at the stream and the red poppies growing between the steps at the ancient theatre at Philip- pi. It was the thrill of exploring the ruins at Delphi and seeing Mount Olympus shrouded in the clouds. It was trying to read the Greek letters of the street signs in Athens. And it was talking with Christus Zaphiris at our camp in Palea Epidaurus and hearing this wonderful old Greek man say in his seldom used English, "When you go back home, tell the people that there is an old man in Greece who loves the United States." He had returned from Marlboro, Massachusetts, to fight for his country in 1913. It was fascinating to visit Yugoslavia and to see real supermarkets for almost the first time since leaving home. The roads through the interior were the best we had seen in some months, and since there are very few auto- mobiles, we had the roads practically to ourselves. The cities were lovely, with no signs of advertising, and the traffic officers in Belgrade were handsomely uniformed all in white. The Austrian influence in the northern area of Yugoslavia is considerable. It was wonderful to see so many church steeples and to hear the bells peal out their call in the evening. From Yugoslavia we drove on to the troubled city of Trieste, now belonging to Italy, and then to that most fairy-like of all cities — Venice. We almost had the feel- ing that we would soon be awakened from a dream as we chugged along the canals in the Vaporetto (water bus) and watched the boats used for the services of ambu- lances, policemen, and even for the collection of garbage. Music filled the air as it did in Austria. Surely all of Austria is a musician's paradise. The many lovely statues of Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss, make you feel that they live on there with their music, and visiting their homes and their habitat add new dimensions to their musi- cal masterpieces. Mozart's "The Magic Flute" at the Volksoper in Vienna was perhaps the most perfect and satisfying production of any opera that we had ever seen. What a glorious experience it was to hear the music of Buxtehude and Bach in St. Stephen's Cathedral as twilight and darkness followed the sunset. The southern influence completely behind us now, we were on our way to Switzerland and Germany. Our visit to the chalet of the International Headquarters of the Girl Scouts, in Adelboden, Switzerland, proved to be a worthwhile venture. This took us into a more remote and beautiful area of this gorgeous country where we enjoyed the rushing mountain streams, the snow-covered Alps, and the many Heidi-like houses. We loved the wooden bridge at Lucerne, the bears in the bear pit at Berne, the beau- tiful town clocks, quaint streets, and the potted flowers lining the streets. How refreshing it was to go through customs in Switzerland with just a wave from the officials and a brief look at our passport by the Germans. Our first acquaint- ance with Germany was the beautiful Black Forest with the appealing hand-carved and painted direction signs at Titisee. Our visit to Fritz Wetzel's wood-carving shop was like a real life visit to the workshop of Santa Claus himself. We dipped into France again to visit Albert Schweit- zer's home and church at Gunsbach and then on to Stutt- gart, Germany, for a memorable visit with the Spiess fam- ily. We had met this outstanding family in April while camping on the southern coast of France. Now, as we approached Stuttgart, they were working in the flower garden of their lovely modern home. They insisted that we stay with them rather than camp in their municipal camping area, and after a delightful visit and walk in their neighborhood, we sat at their table for dinner — with Herr and Frau Speiss, Heidrun, 20, and Peter, 10. Their 18 year old daughter, Ute, was studying in California, as an exchange student with the American Field Service. Three older children have left home and begun their careers. We had a wonderful visit together, even though Heidrun was the only one who knew all that had been said, since he had the greatest command of the two lang- uages. Herr Speiss is a lawyer, who works in the Finance Division of the government of the Federal German Re- public. He gave us an extended tour of Stuttgart on foot the following day, and it was a revelation to see how beautifully they are re-building this city which was sev- enty percent destroyed during the war. After seeing beautiful Heidelberg, w-e visited with an army couple we had camped with several times in Italy. It was fascinating to see how so many of our fellow Ameri- cans live at the U. S. Army installations in Baumholder, Germany. How different it was to sleep in a real bed and to eat real American food from an American commissary. We even had hot showers without putting a pfennig in a slot and having to hurry before our meter ran down. From there we made our way up the Rhine Valley toward the Netherlands. How often we had pictured the Rhine River as we listened to Wagner's music, and there we were, camping within twenty feet of it. Imagine hang- ing your clothes to dry as you look out over this busy river with barges and ships going to and fro, trains running along the other side of the river, and busy highways on either side. The several castles we could see from our own area were reminiscent of a vastly different past. What stories their ruined walls could tell. The magnificent cathedral at Cologne with its twin filigree towers was quite a contrast to the six modern bridges that span the Rhine there. The concert halls with the beautiful restaurants beckoned their welcome. 8 Holland is like a huge Van Gogh canvas. The yellows -eally are the color of straw and the canals are even nore numerous than we expected. Here a modern bridge, and there a quaint one. How amazing their dykes are and A-hat a persistent battle they have with the sea to keep ;heir beautiful land. Perhaps we should not have been surprised, but we did not expect to see such a large Driental element there. It was a delightful contrast. In f\msterdam we visited the Rijks Museum and the home 3f. Rembrandt, and at the Hague we saw the house in ivhich Spinoza lived. In Belgium it was as if we were back in the Middle Ages. We stood in the square in Brussels known as La 3rande Place, surrounded by the ancient Guild Halls and the Hotel de Ville, or City Hall. How magnificent they are with their brilliantly colored medieval flags and cornices af gold leaf. Getting back to Paris and particularly back to Great Britain was like getting back home. The three and a half weeks that we had scheduled for our final tour of Great Britain did not allow us the leisure we had anticipated. There is so much to see and to absorb in this wonderful island that has contributed so much to the growth and development of our own country. There was the picnic we had at Runnymede, where King John signed the Magna Carta. There were the memorable visits to the cathedrals at Coventry, Canterbury, Lincoln and Durham. There were visits in the homes of Shakespeare, John Bunyan and Wordsworth. Hadrian's Wall just south of Scotland impressed us again with the vast reaches of the Roman Empire. There was Princess Street in Edinburgh and the castle high on the hill guarded by those fascinating Scots wear- ing their Sutherland Tartans. Edinburgh University, St. Gile's Church, and the home of Robert Louis Stevenson, "with a lamp beside the door," caused chills to run up and down our spines once again. We had been living in another world where history WES made, but history had not stopped. .As we camped south of Loch Lomond, we saw the first Telstar telecast take place. In Wales, we last encountered the fascinating exper- ience with a foreign language, though English is widely spoken. There really is a place called Llanfairpwllgwyng- yllgogerychwyrndrobwllllandyslliogogogoch, but which ev- en the local inhabitants call Llanfair. August 5. 1962 — We were back on our Dutch ship, the S. S. Ryndam. That dream of all dreams had become a reality, but now, somehow, it seemed more like a dream than e\er before. The whole trip had far exceeded our most fantastic expectations. The children had maintained an amazing degree of enthusiasm until the very end. It had increased our knowledge and our desire for know- ledge and our love for the wonderful people of those countries whose wonders we had explored. When we worshiped at the beautifully simple Re- formed Church in Begijnof Square in Amsterdam, where the pilgrims had worshiped before sailing to America, we sang these words of John Wesley: "O Lord enlarge our scanty thought To know the wonders Thou hast wrought; Unloose our stammering tongues. To tell Thy love immense, unsearchable." Our scanty thoughts had been enlarged, and, oh, the wonders that we had experienced! Would that we could "unloose our stammering tongues to tell His love immense, unsearchable." Albert Schweitzer's church in Guns- bach . . . "it dominated the country- side." St. James Palace in London . . . "the children were fascinated by the dignified guards." The Bergmarks: Edward, Martha, Dr. Bergmark, Mrs. Bergmark and Christina . . . "the inevitable pass- port photo and the beginning of our great adventure." "ART EQUALS LOVE By KARL WOLFE Karl Wolfe, noted Mississippi artist and instructor of art since 1946 at Millsaps College, will present a program, "Religious Implications in Visual Art," Monday evening, April 29, in the assembly room of the Municipal Library. Mr. Wolfe's presentation is included in the fine arts series sponsored by the library on Monday evenings, which will also feature a program by Jackson author Eudora Welty April I. (Miss Welty, a familiar figure at Millsaps, will be a guest at the upcoming Southern Literary Festival at Millsaps April 18-20.) Mr. Wolfe gave permission to the editors to publish the following excerpts from his forthcoming lecture — a treat, we feel, for far-flung alumni unable to be in Jackson April 29 — and a teaser for the Millsaps group who will attend the event at the library. Mr. Wolfe will show slides to accompany his talk. The art reproduced on these pages is an example of his work. People in Church (painted by the artist in 1943, awarded gold medal from Parthenon, Nashville.) 10 IN its largest sense, Art is like love. You can't see love, you can only feel it. The v\/ay we know it exists, otherwise, is through an act: an act of love. This may take a variety of forms, from a kind word to total sacrifice. An art-form or a work of art is the thing that shows us Art exists. I'm not sure where the idea of representation came from, and the more I think about it, the less I understand it. A better word is image. An image is a thing that is created, not copied ... or you could say it is a state of mind made visible. . . . What I would like to establish is that since our religion is totally dependent on love, and since art has exactly this same dependence, then we can say that art and religion are very close: almost the same thing. For what we love most is really what we worship, no matter what we do on Sunday. At least we can say that the art impulse and the religious impulse originate in the same compartment of that mysterious apparatus we call the human soul. Now this faculty to love is a most ordinary part of every person's makeup . . . but if you had asked AAr. Robert Frost what he thought a man ought to do with this faculty, you'd find he had already given a quick and definite answer: "Man's got to love what's loveable and hate what's hateable." The Artist at work in his Studio Our species has arrived at an age of fear, after what seems an incredibly short time on this planet. In our hands is the instrument of our destruction, which we are told could also operate to give the race of man undreamed benefits. This is our dilemma, and it seems that after centuries of prayer to be delivered from the wrath of God, most of us are too shame- faced to ask to be delivered from our own in- adequacies. It has been said that the artists who painted these animals (on the cave walls at Lascaux, in southern France, 20,000 years ago) belonged to a race of people whose remains show them to have been magnificent physical specimens, the ideal noble savage . . . And when we learn that the Lascaux paintings represent a peak of achievement, followed by later paintings not nearly as fine and later ones worse still, we are confronted at this early date in history with a firm denial of the idea that progress has been one long unbroken development to our day, and that we sit on the highest peak of human achievement. Blind Date (1943) 11 Behold Thy Son (1962) . . . Why were all Egyptian artists for centuries compelled to draw the same way? The answer is that the ancient Egyptian government was a hierarchy, something like a totalitarian state, completely domi- nated by the God-pharaoh and a caste of priests . . . But even in this rigidity, we come across occasional expressions of simple emotions so identical with ours that across the centuries we feel again what was felt by unknown people who worked, rested, loved and suffered as we do. For centuries (in Greece) each new generation of sensitive Hellenes was surrounded by more and more superb objects, from a jar to hold oil in a kitchen, to the temples which crowned their Acropolis; each object warmly human, each a witness to what man can do, each mutely affirming what Socrates echoed — that since men can be much, simply to be is not enough. One dominant Greek idea was contained in two words: know thyself. These might be emblazoned on the walls of our classrooms and perhaps express the largest aim of education . . . The Greek found the pattern for himself, within himself. He demanded the right to become all it was possible for him to be- come, thought it immoral to be less. The architecture of the Chartres cathedral came out of books, but not the kind Palladio compiled. In the second century A. D., St. Augustine wrote that the enjoyment of heaven might be like the deep pleasure that comes from listening to a great sym- phony in which all elements have been brought to a state of harmony and concord. This idea, poetic to us, was to the planners of Gothic churches a glimpse of ultimate reality. 12 We tend to think that art of the past is superior to that created today, and often doubt that contem- porary artists can compete wih the ancients. Art of the past is often full of rich meaning, because this was demanded of it — in vigorous times — when meaning was demanded of everything ... It is hard to tell whether we today are vigorous or decadent, but easy to see that we are ridden by anxiety and confusion ... In our world the customer is always right, and all products, even art, are geared to this level. But customer demand is largely due to pres- sures of advertising and planned obsolescence, and there are so many experts to tell us what to see, think, feel, and how to do our hair, that the exercise of imaginative, free choice or discrimination seems all but extinguished . . . History seems to prove that man's best environment (artistically) is not ease, but struggle. Things from the past are not good because they are old, any more than new things are good because they are new. Quality, virtue or goodness is timeless. It re- mains the same whether acclaimed or undiscovered. Our measure is not how fast or far we can go . . . Our stature, even on the moon, will be measured by what we love. Neither the Greek spirit, nor the luminous Greek mind can be acquired by building a house with Greek columns. They scorned imitation. If we would pos- sess their quality, we must invent a house of our own, for our own spirit. Bebe in a Bonnet (1953) (portrait of the Wolfes' daughter) Major Miscellany 19001919 Harvey K. Bubenzer, '01. paid a visit to the campus recently, and dropped by the alumni office with a June, 1899 issue of "The Collegian" (forerunner of the Purple and White and Boba- shela.) Mr. Bubenzer, who enrolled at Millsaps in 1897, lives in Bunkie, La., where he is owner of H. K. Bubenzer Farms, Inc., and vice-president of Meeker Sugar Cooperative, a sugar re- finery firm. He has four children, twelve grand-children and one great grand-child. Judge R. E. Jackson, '06, retired from the bench after serving forty years as circuit and chancery judge of Bolivar County. He received his LLB degree from the Millsaps Law School and served two years in the Mississippi Senate before becoming a judge. His last official act before retirement was administering the oath of office to two fellow Millsaps alumni. Judge Ed. H. Green, '12, took the oath as Circuit Judge for the sixth time. Judge Green was elected to the Mississippi Legislature in 1915, served one session from Hinds County, and resigned in 1917 to enter the U. S. Army. He served 11 years as prosecuting attorney for Bolivar County and since becoming Circuit Judge in 1943 has been reelect- ed without opposition. Judge William H. Bizzell, '39, was sworn in as succes- sor to Judge Jackson. He was elected chancery judge this year. The 1963 First Federal Foundation Award was presented to Fred B. Smith, '12. One of three Mississippians so honored this year, Mr. Smith is a native of Tippah County and an attorney in Ripley, Miss. Winners of the award, presented annually by the University of ^lississippi, are selected as a result of nominations submitted throughout the state. The awards program honors Mississippians for outstanding achieve- ments and distinguished service in be- half of the state. W. S. Henley, '18. was a featured speaker and participant in the annual Mississippi Law Institute held in Jack- son. A former president of the Mis- sissippi Bar Association, Mr. Henley is a fellow, American Bar Foun- dation and American College of Trial Lawyers. The subject of his presentation to the Institute was "Se- cured Transactions." J. S. Shipman, '18, reports that he is "still well and working" as an attend- ing eye surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Ship- man lives with his wife and daughters in Camden, N. J. 1920-1929 Charles H. Carr, '20-'22, a resident of Los Angeles, California, has been appointed judge of the U. S. District Court. Mrs. R. W. Campbell (Texas Mitchell, '23-'25) is listed in the new edition of "Who's Who of American Women," published by A. N. Marquis Co. W. Merle Mann, '28, was named 1963 president of the 2300-member Jackson Chamber of Commerce at the cham- ber's annual meeting held at the Mis- sissippi Coliseum. Mrs. Mann is the former Frances VVortman, '28. In his speech as the new president. Mr. Mann gave members a preview of the 1963 program for the city. Chamber execu- tive vice-president Mendell Davis, '37, introduced guest speakers at the meet- ing, and Dr. W. B. Selah, pastor of Galloway Memorial IMethodist Church, gave the invocation. A record-breaking crowd of over 1000 attended. 1930-1939 Mrs. Leora Thompson (Leora Cor- delia White, '37) was recipient of a $300 award from the "Wall Street Journal." She used the funds to study Law of Communications, Researc'n Methods in Journalism and French at the University of Indiana. Mrs. Thomp- son teaches at Edwardsville High School in Edwardsville, Illinois. Dr. C. Ray Hozendorf, '34, was re- cently elected to the Board of Publica- tions of the Methodist Church. Dr. Hozendorf is pastor of the First Meth- odist Church, El Dorado, Ark. C. R. Ridgway, '35, was elected to the Board of Directors of the First National Bank, Jackson. 19401949 Mrs. John Harrison Sivley (Martha Mansfield, '42) is living with her fam- ily in Bedford, Virginia, where Mr. Sivley is rector of St. John's Episcopal Church. The Sivleys are parents of nine year old twins James and John. Robert M. Yarbrough, Jr., '47, head- master of Christchurch School, Christ- church, Virginia, was recently elected to the executive committee of the Vir- ginia Association of Preparatory Schools. He is president-elect for 1963-64. Bruce C. Carruth, '49, ha* terminated his work as clinical psychologist with the Mental Health Center, Johnson City, Tenn., and is now Professor of Psychology, Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia. Alan R. Holmes, '43, is author of "The New York Foreign Exchange Market," a book describing the market as it exists today. He lives in South Orange, N. J. Tom B. Scott, Jr., '40-43, was rec- ently named president of First Federal Savings and Loan Association. He and Mrs. Scott (Betty Hewes, '42-'44) have four children. Mrs. Scott is presently serving as president of the Jackson Symphony League, and Mr. Scott is a member of the board of the Jackson Symphony Association. The Reverend Robert F. Nay, '49, pastor of the Methodist Church in Westmoreland, N. Y., and the Reverend Harold I. Thomas, '49, pastor of Pine Hills Methodist Church, Orlando, Fla., recently worked together on a project to aid Cuban refugees. Mr. Nay called his Millsaps classmate in Orlando to ask his aid in delivering 7,000 pounds of clothing to the refugee center in Miami. The two alumni, who also attended Candler School of Theology at Emory University, successfully com- pleted the refugee-aid project and re- newed an old friendship as well. Mrs. Nay is the former Mary Ethel Mize, '46. 1950-1959 M. S. Corban, '54. recently began his first year of a four year orthopedic residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans. Lt. (jg) William T. Jeanes, '59, is serving as a senior watch officer and underway officer of the deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid. The Reverend C. E. DeWeese, Jr., '51, is author of the morning worship ma- terials to be published in the spring issues of "Roundtable," national Meth- odist magazine for senior high school students. 13 Byrd Hillman, Jr., '52 '57, was grad- uated from the Candler School of The- ology, Emory University, in December, and has accepted an appointment as pastor of the Buckatunna-State Line Charge. His new address is Buckatun- na, Mississippi. William D. Bailey, '53-'54, has been appointed to the membership service committee of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, the national management association of over 2000 Chamber of Commerce executives. Mr. Bailey is manager of the Pascagoula, Miss., Chamber of Commerce. Charles W. Allen, Jr., '54, teaches business administration courses in the U.C.L.A. Extension division and is as- sistant to the comptroller. Space Tech- nology Laboratories. He and Mrs. Allen (Lynn McGrath, '54) live in Ca- noga Park, Calif. Robert B. Mims, '57, has been ap- pointed general agent for Jackson, Miss., by the Mutual Benefit Life In- surance Company. Henry Pipes Mills, Jr., '53, is in his final semester of opthamology residen- cy at Baylor University Medical School. Mr. and Mrs. Mills, and their three children, live in Houston, Texas. Pat H. Curtis, '53, was recently com- missioned an "admiral" in the Nebraska Navy. Gov. Frank B. Morrison issued the commission. Since 1931, admiral rank in the mythical "fresh water flo- tilla" has been awarded outstanding citizens. Another recent "admiral" named was Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. Dot Hubbard, '51, is a Methodist missionary in Taejon, Korea. 1960-1962 Frank G. Carney, '61, a student at Duke Divinity School, was recently elected treasurer of the student body. Events Of Note . . . (Continued from Page 4) WILSON FELLOWS Millsaps graduates ranked high among Methodist colleges and universi- ties in the 1961-62 statistical report rec- ently released by the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation. Three hundred seventy fellows elect- ed by the foundation are graduates of 53 Methodist-related colleges and uni- versities, and Millsaps ranked eighth in the top ten, with fifteen fellows. For the year 1962-63, the foundation awarded sixty-two fellowships from 23 Methodist schools, with the year's top ten showing Millsaps in sixth place, with four fellowships. lection available are the Singers' two most recent recordings plus their orig- inal record, directed by the founder of the Millsaps Singers, Dr. Alvin Jon "Pop" King. ^SINGERS TOUR The 1963 tour of the Millsaps Singers will include eight states, and the con- cert touring choir, under the direction of Leland Byler, "hits the road" April 5, returning April 20. Fifty-two student members of the choir, accompanied by Mr. Byler and two chaperons, will per- form by invitation at churches, colleges and hospitals in Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Caro- lina, Georgia, Alabama, and Washing- ton, D. C. A tour highlight for the Singers will be a special tour of the White House. Three long-play recordings by the Singers are now available. The records are on sale at the College for $3.50 each, and orders should be mailed to Department of Public Relations, Mill- saps, accompanied by check or money order made to Millsaps College, with a notation indicating the check is for a Singers record. Included in the se- 14 I. DANFORTH AWARD ^jQaath,an Sweat, associate professor of music,^ has been awarded a 1963-64 Danforth teacher grant by the Danforth Foundation. Mr. Sweat, a member of the faculty since 1958, was one of forty faculty members in the United States, out of 461 nominees, chosen by the foundation. A native of Corinth, he was the only nominee from a Missis- sippi college or university selected. Nominations to the foundation were provided by deans of senior colleges and universities, with selection made on the basis of academic ability, per- sonal qualities promising success in teaching, and religious commitment and inquiry in the candidate's own faith. Mr. Sweat will engage in study toward the Ph. D. degree at the Uni- versity of Michigan. The award pro- vides a calendar year of graduate study of the candidate's choosing. RIDGWAY GIFT The family of Mrs. C. R. Ridgway, Sr., and the late Mr. Ridgway presented a Moeller/ pipe organ to the College. The handsome organ is a two manual pipe organ consisting of eighteen ranks. The wood finish is light oak. The gift was made by members of the Ridgway family to honor their mother and as a memorial to their father. The organ was formally dedicated in a recital presented by Donald Kilmer, instructor of music. The children of Mrs. Ridgway, Sr., and her late husband are all Millsaps alumni, and two grand-daughters are now members of the freshman class. Mrs. Ridgway, Sr., nee Hattie Hum- phries Lewis, attended Millsaps during the 1903-04 session and received her A. B. degree from Whitworth College in 1907. The late Mr. Ridgway was a Millsaps graduate in the class of 1904. Members of the Ridgway family pre- senting the organ are: Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Ridgway, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Ridgway, Dr. and Mrs. John Clark Bos- well (nee Ruth Ridgway), Jackson; Dr. and Mrs. Walter Ridgway, New Canaan, Connecticut; and General and Mrs. R. E. Blount (nee Alice Ridgway), Che- vy Chase, Md. The New Moeller Pipe Organ, played by Donald Kilmer in the dedicatory recital at the Millsaps Christian Center Auditorium. Tmi^^ VUTU^t AlO^^N' Children listed in this column must under one year of age. Please re- rt births promptly to assure publi- :ion). rravis Neal Calhoun, born March 24 Mr. and Mrs. Neal Calhoun (Mary larton, "47), of Madisonville, Ken- :ky. Carolyn, 9, Charles, 7. and Rosie, complete the family. Vliriam Carol Conerly, born Decem- r 18 to Dr. and I\Irs. J. B. Conerly heresa Terry), '52 and '55, of Colum- 1, Mississippi. She was welcomed by r brother. Clay. Christine Elizabeth Corban, born to ■. and Mrs. M. S. Corban (Margaret ithorn), '54 and '52-'53, of Metairie, luisiana, on September 14. [Ihuel Peyton Dickinson, Jr., born ly 21 to Mr. & Mrs. Rhuel Peyton ckinson (Eugenia Kelly, '57), of Ya- City. Lloyd A. Doyle, III, born April 13 the Reverend and Mrs. Lloyd A. )yle, of Paducah. Kentucky. The !verend Doyle was graduated in 1957. Grady Oberry Floyd, Jr., born Octo- r 3 to Mr. and Mrs. Grady Oberry oyd. Sr. (Sara Nell Dyess, '52), of intsville, Alabama. Mary Frances Hillman, born to the ;verend and Mrs. Byrd Hillman, Jr., Buckatunna, Mississippi, on June . The Reverend Hillman attended illsaps. '52-'57. Mary Frances was ?lcomed by a brother, Byrd, III. Lewis Wayne Hunt, born September to l\Ir. and Mrs. George L. Hunt, Jr. Glyn Hughes), '55 and '54, of Ark- lelphia, Arkansas. Jennifer Marie Lampkin, born De- mber 31 to the Reverend and Mrs. . R. Lampkin (Johnnie Marie Swin- ill), '60 and '57, of Ripley, Mississippi. Margaret Kelly Lemon, born to Mr. id Mrs. Brad Lemon, of Jackson, on ily 2. Mrs. Lemon is the former ancy Neyman, '59. Julie Katherine McAtee, born No- ■mber 28 to Mr. and Mrs. J. E. McAtee 'arolyn Mahaffey), '60 and •58-'59, of ayton, Utah. Charles Brian Parker, 4 months, lopted by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. arker (Mary Ruth Brasher), '54 and 3-'54, of McComb, on December 20. Steve Smiley Ratcliff, III, born Oc- tober 17 to Mr. and Mrs. Steve Smiley Ratcliff, Jr. (Tita Reid), both '59, of Jackson. Steve was welcomed by two- year-old Randy Lynn. Stacey Patricia Smith, born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Smith (Malese Brunson, '60), of Norfolk, 'Virginia, on September 14. Margaret Suzette Songy, born Octo- ber 10, to Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Songy (Claudette Westerfield, '56), of Mt. Holly, New Jersey. She was wel- comed by Kean, 3V2, and Claude, 2. Rhy Still, born November 15 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Still (Mary Lee Bethune. '56-'58), of Gary, North Caro- lina. He was welcomed by two broth- ers, Rob, 3, and Wright, 16 months. 3n i^emoriam This column is dedicated to the mem- ory 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 pos- sible. Those whose memory we honor are as follows: James R. Bain, '25-'27, who died De- cember 16 after a long illness. He was a resident of Vicksburg. U'illiam H. Bell, ■27-'30, who died November 16. He was a resident of Jackson. Richard G. Caldwell, '35, who died November 24 after a lengthy illness. He was a resident of Flora, Mississippi. N. L. Cassibry, Sr., '09-'14, who died in April. He was a resident of Cleve- land. Mississippi. Robert L. Durr, '48-'49, who died January 22 in Leghorn, Italy, where he was serving with the U. S. Army Engineers. He had formerly lived in IMemphis. Mrs. Elsie Barge Hennington (Elsie Barge), Whitworth '14-15, who died December 16. She was a resident of Brookhaven. Mrs. John H. Howie (Mary Tally Nor- grejs), Whitworth, '96-'97, who died No- vember 29. She was a resident of Jackson. Miss Alice Myrtle Johnson, '11, who died November 23 following a lengthy illness. She was a resident of Jackson. Mrs. J. W. Malone, former faculty member of Grenada College and widow of one of the institution's presidents, who died September 30. She was a res- ident of Pass Christian., Frank L. Mayes, '03-'05, who died September 12. He was a resident of Jackson. The Reverend B. B. Rogers, '36-'39, who died in an automobile accident January 25. He was the 'Vicksburg District Superintendent for the Meth- odist Church. Mrs. George C. Swearingen (Anne Buckley), Whitworth '90, who died No- vember 26. She was the widow of Dr. George Crawford Swearingen, who was a professor of classical languages at Millsaps. Mrs. Swearingen was a resi- dent of Jackson. Beatrice Ann Burke, '60, to Jerry Thomas Fenton. Living in Denver, Colorado. Nina Lorine Cunningham, '61 to Ed- win Linfield Redding, Jr., '61. Living in Memphis. Judith Conley Curry, '62, to Jefferson Davis Harris, Jr., '58. Living in Jackson where Mr. Harris is on the staff at Millsaps. Sandra Lynn Forsythe, '60-'61, to Leonard Bostic Sanford. Living in Jackson. Barbara Lynn Henderson to Charles Eugene Phillips, '59-'62. Living in Jackson. Matelyn Hines to John Richard Countiss, III, '50. Living in Jack- son. Jan Elizabeth Hudson, '59-'62, to Stanley V. West. Living in Hatties- burg where Mrs. West is completing her studies at the University of South- ern Mississippi. Faye Maria Johnson to W. Kent Prince, '60. Living in Jackson where Mr. Prince is head of publications and public relations at Hinds Jr. College. Bettye Jo Lawrence, '61, to Lt. Harry F. Sharp. Living in Kingsville, Texas. Barbara Lynn Michel, '62, to Joseph Edward Smith, Jr. Living in Jackson. Brenda Joyce Parker, '62, to Dr. Ben- ton Mclnnis Hilbun. Living in Jackson. Jonita Sharp to James Franklin Haynes, '62. Living in Cartersville, Georgia. Emily Ruth Shields, '60, to Lt. John Thomas Beaver, U. S. N. Barbara Ann Waybourn to Jackie Rush Giffin, '60. Living in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 15 Millsaps College Coming Events of Major Interest: Literary Festival Highlights Speakers: Eudora Welty — "Words into Fiction" Shelby Foote — "Faulkner and the Craft of the Novel" Nash Burger — "Writine at the South" Laurence Perrine — "On Poetry" Alumni Day Highlights Special Reunion Honoring Dr. Ross Moore Including History Majors Members of I.R.C. & O.D.K. Special Reunion Grenada & Whitworth Alumnae Symposium: Millsaps Faculty Baseball Game, Majors Alumni Day Banquet Play Southern Literary Festival — April 18, 19, 20 Alumni Day, Special Reunions — Saturday, May 4 MAJOR notes millsaps college alumni magazine spring, 1963 I I Social Responsibility: the price of excellence n Freedom Without Fanfare -I "What Right Has This Man?" — special feature, page 9 MAJOIL notes millsaps college alumni magazine spring, 1963 MERGED INSTITUTIONS: Grenada College, Whitworth College, Millsaps College. MEMBER: American Alumni Council, American College Public Relations As- sociation. CONTENTS 2 From the President 3 Millsaps Spring, '63 4 Events of Note 5 Social Responsibility — by James Carroll Simms 9 What Right Has This Man? 25 Freedom Without Fanfare — by Ross H. Moore 26 Major Miscellany 27 In Memoriam 28 Trustees Pay Tribute 29 From This Day Future Alumni 30 Eye of the Camera Volume 4 April, 1963 Number 3 Published quarterly by Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. Entered as second class matter on Oc- tober 15, 1959, at the Post Office in Jackson, Mis- sissippi, under the Act of August 24, 1912. Jane Petty, Editor James J. Livesay, '41, Executive Director, Alumni Association Photography by Doug Price, '64 Statistics of Births, Marriages, Deaths compiled by Linda Perkins, '64 From the President A contract was let in late May for the renovation of Sullivan-Han-ell Hall at a cost of $291,000. An ap- preciable amount of new equipment will be added to the improved facilities. Total cost for the project in- cluding architect's fees will be $350,000. From the first phase of the Development Program, a total of $150,000 has been allocated to the project. The United States Steel Grant of $15,000 will be applied to the purchase of equipment. The additional cost will be met by new money which will be secured through the efforts of the Board of Trustees, the Alumni, and the Millsaps Associates. The "new" building will be ready for use when the September session opens. It is hoped that our Alumni will plan to see the improved facilities on Homecoming Day in November or at the earliest opportunity. Millsaps College makes a substantial contribution tc the study of science. A recent NASA study of the Missis sippi educational system's ability to serve the needs ol science and industry reveals that our institution's percent age of Bachelor of Science candidates — 26 — is the highest of any college of arts and sciences in the state. Only twc universities have a larger number. The number of B5 candidates at Millsaps College is 237. Only two institu tions show a larger number — one reports 329 in arts and sciences and one 520 in the total enrollment. Boti of these institutions have undergraduate enrollments twc to four times as large as the Millsaps registration. The College continues to be highly respected in its pre-medical course of study. Marked progress has beer made in the study of pure science. In the NASA study a number of deficiencies are alsc identified. The improved facilities and equipment wil correct some of these. The major challenge is in main taining our competent faculty, providing them with op portunities for research and compensating them with ade quate salaries. The administration is addressing itsel to these problems. Our gratitude goes continuously to all alumni anc other friends who show such generous interest in anc concern for the growing usefulness of our beloved Alms Mater. ON THE COVER — Dr. Ros Moore, center, is pictured witl four members of the Class o 1963, all robed in celebratioi of the graduation event, a) attentive to the presence of ; beloved professor. The disting uished teacher, who was hon ored as senior member of thi Millsaps College faculty oi Alumni Day, expresses hi views on academic freedom o page 25. The honor graduate are, left to right: Frank Car son, Jackson; Edward Harris Natchez; Minnie Lawson Law hon, Tupelo; Cora Minei Meridian. MILLSAPS SPRING, '63 . . . atmosphere for excellence A. Boyd Campbell "A requirement for excellence is an atmosphere in which it can flourish. Free- dom to pursue scholarly research wherever it leads, to re-examine cherished be- liefs and doctrines, and to teach the tiaith, as one sees it, is essential to quality higher education. Faculty members have the obligation to observe high standards of integritv and behavior, but, they must be free to learn and teach." Within Our Reach, report b\' The Commission on Goals for Higher Education in the South. The late A. Boyd Camp- bell, distinguished Millsaps College alumnus, was a member of the Commission, which was created by the Southern Regional Education Board. Events of Note LITERARY FESTIVAL Millsaps was host to the 1963 South- ern Literary Festival April 18-20, which was headlined by five disting- uished writers and attended by dele- gates from thirty member colleges and universities. The scheduled addresses and semi- nars also attracted hundreds of Mill- saps College alumni and members of the community. Dr. George Boyd, chairman of the department of Eng- lish, was president of the 1983 festival, and Minnie Lawson Lawhon, Tupelo, who was graduated cum laude with the 1933 class in June, won first place in the festival's playwrighting com- petition. Johnny Freeman, Millsaps junior from Jackson, placed third in the formal essay competition, and Miss Lawhon was awarded a third place prize in the short story category. Sweepstakes winner was Barbara Dil- worth, M.S.U., for her entry in the poetry category. Jacksonian Eudora Welly led the slate of distinguished guest writers who lectured and conducted seminars at the festival. The Christian Center auditorium was filled to capacity on the opening night for Miss Welly's ad- dress, "Words Into Fiction." The re- nowned author, a native Mississippian, also read her short story, "Power- house," to the delegates and guests attending. It was the first time Miss Welty had read the prize-winning story to any audience. She conducted a sem- inar on the short story the following afternoon. The guest authors, three of them na- tive Mississippians, were, in addition to Miss Welty: Shelby Foote, Nash Burger, '25-'27, Laurence Perrine ai Robert Canzoneri. 1 ,*^ FOUNDERS DAY On Founders Day, February 21, i\ Board of Trustees announced its di cision to name the campus studei center the Boyd Campbell Student Cei ter, in memory of the late A. Boy Campbell, outstanding Millsaps Co lege alumnus and member of th board, who died February 20. Bishop Marvin A. Franklin, chaii man of the board, said: "Mr. Campbell was advised of th board's decision some time ago, an it was his desire that no announce ment be made until after his death. Dr. Ross Moore was Founders Da speaker, and many alumni and friend Df the college attended the convocatioi U. S. STEEL GRANT The U. S. Steel Foundation awarde a $15,000 grant to Millsaps College and Dr. Finger announced that th special grant will be used as a part c the Ten Year Development Prograr funds. The development program ha as its long range goal, by 1970, $7,000 000 for endowment and capital irr provements. Commenting on the special grant Dr. Finger said: "This is another example of ecc nomic statesmanship on the part c business and industry. It is most er couraging to see this growing recog nition of the need for greatly increasei support of the nation's independen colleges and universities." SINGERS TO EUROPE The Millsaps Singers, conducted b; C. Leland Byler, chairman of the de partment of music, have been selectei by the National Music Council, U. S Department of Defense, to participat in the U.S.O. 1964 spring Europeai tour. The Singers, who competed will university and college choral group throughout the nation for this honor (Continued on Page 8) REUNION AT MILLSAPS — Jacb son author Eudora Welty renews ai old friendship with Nash Burger, '2£ '27, at the Southern Literary Festival Mr. Burger, an editor of the New Yorl Times Book Review, was a classmati of Miss Welty's in the Jackson public schools. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: the price of excellence in higher education By James Carroll Simms Sociologists sometimes are reluctant to discuss "social ■^responsibility," not because they have any distaste or the subject, nor because they are themselves irre- iponsible, but perhaps instead because of the rather rightening denotative aspects of the term itself. "Responsibility" has many meanings. It means, among other things, to be ansvv'erable, to be accountable; t refers to an ability one may have to respond or answer 'or his conduct. If one is liable to respond in this manner, ;hen we can say he is responsible. Something further is mplied and assumed in this definition, for when we speak )f someone responding in this manner we not only as- sume that he is freely able to do so, but we further as- lume that he has the character of a free moral agent. rhese assumptions further imply a view of human nature, 'or if man is free, then he must also at least have the ;apacity to become self-determining as well as self-reg- ilating — he must at least have the capacity to become I self-controlling organism — and if he has the character )f a moral agent, he must also be capable of discerning good from evil, and of acting upon the world, of building t, creating it, changing it. In this view, man becomes lot merely an actor who recites shallow and trivial lines is he plays his role, but a free and creative, moral agent .vho sees the world as a place of action and a place vhere his actions have some effect. I do not need to remind any of you that this view of nan is not the most typical one to be found in the social sciences. Our sometimes unconvincing rhetoric and our specialized terminology serve as barriers when such ;erms are even momentarily entertained. Our concern Afith other concepts, our theoretical interests, and our methodological requirements prevent us from utilizing ;hese views in research, while perhaps our determination ;o show some perceptible degree of professional sophis- tication inhibits their use in the classroom. In some cases, this has resulted in a view of man as an animal, determined in his actions by heredity, by subtle and often hidden social and psychological forces, and by all of his past experience. Man becomes a crea- ;ure bound to his culture, geared to his peer group, and noved by the dominant values of his society. On occasion, jne may even get the impression that society is compar- able to an inscrutable machine with culture as its dom- inant and most salient characteristic; man then becomes [ittle more than a sponge who, in the socialization process, soaks up the values of his culture analogous to the way James Carroll Simms, assistant professor of sociology, prepared the accompanying article to deliver as a chapel address at Millsaps College. Mr. Simms' subject, social responsibility, related to the theme, academic freedom, is particularly appropriate for this issue of Major Notes. Mr. Simms received his A.B. and A.M. degrees at the University of Maryland. JaasLjipne advanced eiadaat o worli -«t-EmeTy-^Jnt\'ersity. 1 "; a sponge soaks up water; in a somewhat mechanical and yet somewhat mysterious world man reacts as a cultural response mechanism; in a world of relative values, he is determined in his actions, and therefore responsible for nothing. Let me go on record as saying that I believe all such views to be erroneous. If man is not responsible, if he does not have the power to create and to care, there is little to be said on his behalf. If the world is no more than a place where man is bantered about by every sort of stimulus with which he finds contact, and if man in turn is no more than a responding mechanism, then morality indeed is impossible. All of my experience — all that I have ever learned — leads me to deny the validity of any notion suggesting that man is merely the battle- ground upon which hidden and mysterious forces make their play; my intellect rebels at the thought of the world being so fearful a place. Let me then affirm the view of man stated earlier: Man at the very least has the potentiality and the capacity to become free and creative, as well as the potential for responsibility. . . . one must be free, one must be un- shackled to be creative; and he must also be responsible. I should like to suggest to you that being free, and being creative, and being responsible are all bound up together. One cannot really be free without being re- sponsible, anymore than one can be responsible without being free. Likewise, the person who is tied to his social life, to the expectations of his peers, and to what may be summed up under the term "popular culture" cannot really be creative; one must be free, one must be un- shackled to be creative; and he must also be responsible. Creativeness and responsibility are neither mutually ex- clusive nor contradictory, but instead are reciprocal and mutually reinforcing. Freedom, creativeness, and responsibility are, in my view, all aspects of man's nature. But they are not fixed aspects, nor are they aspects which are realized under any simple or easy conditions. They are aspects which may occur in the life of a man if he is willing to pay the price which is involved. It is in the process of education that one is asked to pay this price, and it is in the paying that one is literally led out of darkness, as the term "education" suggests. When effective, education suc- ceeds in awakening the individual, and in creating the conditions necessary for him to develop every aspect of his being ; consequently, the educated man is a marked man, as someone once so aptly put it. He is known to have undergone not only intellectual development, but aesthetic and ethical development as well. In undergoing such aesthetic and ethical development, human beings develop sensitivity and a corresponding ability to respond. I li e.. i' -^ fion^J^i It is precisely this responsiveness or ability to respond which, at heart, is what is involved in our being respon- sible. It is because this ability is a latent one which must be developed that we must speak of responsibility as a human potentiality. You will note that I have not broached the subject from the standpoint of ethics, but rather from the standpoint of human development. Al- though responsibility as an abstraction may become a point for discussion in ethics, and thus dealt with as a mor- al issue, in many concrete ways responsibility pertains to a characteristic of human nature. Thus, I would claim that there is more to being socially responsible than merely being accountable due to another's authority or the fear of punishment, or due to one's commitment to a system of ethics, and I would submit that responsibility is as real and as empirical a category as any natural phenomenon. It is an aspect of human nature which may be realized, given the right effort and given the right conditions: Creating these conditions and making this effort are part of the price which is paid for its realization, and part of the price of excellence in higher education. . . . the truly educated person is not coarse and without feeling; instead, he re- sponds to the world — because he cares. Now, what does this mean? It means that if we are to develop as mature and socially responsible men and women, we must be willing to feel. It is feeling that is lacking in our education, not ideas! Feeling is necessary because through feeling we develop sensitivity. Being sensitive means having the capacity to use one's senses — responsively. Thus, the truly educated person is not coarse and without feeling; instead, he responds to the world — because he cares. He cares and he loves, and therefore he gives. He gives himself, and he tries to bring some good into this life. This he does because from his experience he has learned that this way, of all ways, makes the most sense, emotionally if not always intellectually. I think that there are a good many of us who are afraid to feel. Some of us may, at times, even think it inappropriate to feel. A few of us, unfortunately, may be unable to feel. I will suggest to you, however, that feel- ing is necessary. Feeling, and the accompanying pain which sometimes results from caring too much, are part of the price exacted from us in the pursuit of ex- cellence. Why is this so? The reason for this is rooted in the nature of man, and has been expressed very adequately by Erich Fromm: Man is gifted with reason; he is life being aware of itself; he has awareness of himself, of his fellow man, of his past, and of the possibilities of his future. This awareness of himself as a separate entity, the awareness of his own short life span, of the fact that without his will he is born and against his will he dies, that he will die before those whom he loves, or they before him, the awareness of his aloneness and separateness, of his helplessness before the forces of nature and society, all this makes his separate, disunited existence an unbearable prison. He would become insane could he not liberate himself from this prison and reach out, unite himself in some form or other with men, with the world outside. The way to unite with the world and to transcend the meaninglessness of a temporal existence is, of course, through love — through developing the capacity to feel. Fromm reminds us that "the awareness of human sepa- ration, without reunion by love, is the source of shame (and that) it is at the same time the source of guilt and anxiety." It sometimes takes an extended period of time for one to realize this redemptive power of love, just as it sometimes may take considerable time for any given person to realize the creative power of man. I do not believe, however, that one can be socially responsible without having had these realizations. Learning to feel is a necessary part of the educational process, and a necessary condi- tion for the development of social responsi- bility. 1 want to suggest to you this morning, then, that feeling — the exercised ability to feel, to be responsive, to love — is the foremost quality necessary for achiev- ing social responsibility. Learning to feel is a necessary part of the educational process, and a necessary condition for the development of social responsibility. The process of education in and of itself, however, cannot and will not do all that is necessary for the individual. The student, of necessity, must enter into the educational process with sufficient courage and humility as well as a willingness to meet the challenge head-on. The ability to feel is cultivated by the willing submission of the human spirit, by the yielding of self, the resignation of self, the negation of self. These are actions involving commitment to life and surrender of self-interest. These constitute part oi the price of excellence in higher education. I believe this to be the path taken by every great religious teacher, more than one of whom has made an effort to demonstrate that the ability to feel is an inwardness or activity which in some peculiar way, redeems man from his suffering, when it is realized. The urgency of realizing this capacity is, I believe, the central message of every religion, the problem of every society, and the foremost task of every individual. Very often we are given the impression that only the arts can create in us the ability to feel. Music, literature, and painting are most often cited in this connection. I would like to suggest to you that the ability to feel is not cultivated by any art, neither is it cultivated by science or philosophy, but rather it is cultivated through our response to these materials. If art or philos- ophy help cultivate this feeling, study art and philosophy; if science should help, study science. Do whatever be- comes necessary for this experience to be realized, foi without compassion the human spirit warps and eventually dies. Some of you may be interested in knowing how soci- ology may help or just where sociology fits into the total educational experience I have suggested as desirable Sociology claims to offer to the student a new point ol view, and intellectual perspective which enables hin: to see the world in a new light. "Who am I? Who are all these others? How am I related to them, and how are they related to me?" As an intellectual experience, it begins not in the classroom where it first may be studied, but instead, at that point in the student's career where he first begins to ask for order in the scheme of things, at that point where he first asks the questions: "Who am I? Who are all these others? How am I related to them, and how are they related to me? What is all of the activity? Whal are all of these people doing? What does it all mean?' If one believes that he already has the answers to such questions, sociology may be able to give him a certain jmount of factual information about the social world, )ut it certainly cannot be the same stimulating experi- jnce that may otherwise become possible. No one learns intil and unless he has some need to learn; if the world ilready appears orderly, if it seems to make sense, if all )f the nice pat answers seem workable you don't need ,0 study sociology. But if you are genuinely curious, if he network of social relations which you encounter seems lomehow inscrutable, if the institutional definitions and lolutions offered to you seem meaningless, then a socio- ogical journey may be indicated. Sociology provides )ne with a set of concepts and other analytical tools vhich enable him to create an intellectual structure of lis own, a structure which represents the world of real- ty at least to an approximate extent, within an overall ramework which serves to explain social action. Con- sequently, sociology is essentially an intellectual under- ;aking. Unfortunately, some persons lacking this under- standing of the discipline have alleged that it offers jnly pseudo-explanations of reality. If man is to realize his full potential, he must create; nothing would seem more im- portant than this, and anything less would >eem immoral. Let me make myself clear. I realize that these state- ments are made at the risk of my seeming to be overly defensive, but it is my claim that sociology can give one as full an experience as one can obtain from the study Df art or literature, philosophy, or science. It gives one not a different understanding, but merely takes him down a different path. It is a discipline which, if properly taught and properly studied, can lead an individual to as thorough an understanding of the structure of society, and his place in that structure, as any discipline can give. Through this understanding the student is enabled to make that basic commitment to life so necessary for his development as a socially responsible person. With- out this understanding the student is apt to accept pseudo- explanations indeed, and become a mere carbon copy of his culture rather than a creator of culture. If man is to realize his full potential, he must create; nothing would seem more important than this, and anything less would seem immoral. Creative activity and feeling go hand-in-hand in the development of the responsive ca- pacity; they are both the concomitants and the results of disciplined intellectual inquiry. I believe that per- haps no other point has been as much misunderstood as this one. Disciplines such as art and literature which are frequently associated with the education of feeling do not operate to the exclusion of genuinely intellectual activity; likewise the sciences and other scientifically oriented disciplines do not operate to the exclusion of feeling. The creative scientist has fully as much passion for reality, and fully as much desire to gain access to it as has the creative artist. A person with no capacity to feel, to be empathic, can learn little indeed from the sciences — "natural" or social. If, however, one does have the capacity to feel, and if at the same time he is willing to subject himself to rigid intellectual discipline, he may find in the social sciences the means to under- standing his fellow man and the knowledge to help him. It is through a "fusion of the intellect with feeUng" as James C. Malin has put it, that one is led to the point of both knowing enough and caring enough to commit himself to action. For such fusion to occur a high price, indeed, must be paid. One must be willing to question his every basic premise, to get at the core of his very existence where he will find his capacity to love and to care — the capacity to feel — where he will find what some call the "soul", and in the process he must be willing to let all intellectual structures obtained from his many indoctrinating social experiences come crashing to the ground with resounding thunder. After such an experience, if one is indeed still willing and able, he may pick himself up and begin to build anew. Nothing short of a tortuous emotional and intellectual struggle accom- panies this process. It is the highest price to be paid in the pursuit of excellence. Anyone who has paid this price, understands the meaning of what I have said. That such experiences are rare is perhaps obvious. All too often perhaps, we are willing to pay a lesser price for a more pleasurable and immediate satisfaction. The road which must be taken for the development of this capacity to respond — for the emergence of social responsibility — has been indicated in a very beautiful way by no lesser figure than the late Robert Frost: THE ROAD NOT TAKEN Two roads diverged in a yellow wood. And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just and fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day ! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference. Let me close by quoting a young and anonymous stu- dent whose words betray a wisdom far beyond his youth and experience. As of now, our generation has had no hand in shaping the world. It's true that we have inherited a far more prosperous and convenient way of life than did our parents and grandparents. But to settle for these things — these physical comforts of life, I feel, is to deny something real which is within all of us — to settle for the things — the destinations that our parents have already reached is to deny and perhaps to lose our individuality and with it our dreams and our values, I can't exactly put these things — into a few short sentences; — perhaps I don't have to. Maybe it's already been said by Robert Frost: I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. And that is aU that I can tell you. Events Of Note (Continued from Page 4) will be presented in concert in Ger- many, France and northern Italy. The length of the spring tour is seven weeks. According to a statement from an executive of the National Music Coun- cil: "The tour offers a real opportunity for the Millsaps group to be unofficial ambassadors for the United States in the foreign countries visited. There is also an unusual educational opportun- ity for the members of the group. A number of colleges and universities have successfully integrated the tour with the academic studies, and pro- vided the students with background on the life and culture of the countries visited to enrich their foreign travel experience." ALUMNI DAY The annual Alumni Day program was climaxed by the naming of new officers of the Alumni Association, an- nounced at the banquet Saturday, May 4, in the cafeteria at the Boyd Camp- bell Student Center. William E. Barksdale, Jackson, Chamber of Commerce executive, was named president by members of the Alumni Association in the ballot-by- mail election. He takes office July 1, succeeding Fred J. Ezelle, Jackson, vice-president of Mississippi Bedding Company. Vice-presidents elected were; Dr. Thomas F. McDonnell, Hazelhurst; Judge Carl Guernsey, Jackson; Barry Brindley, Jackson. Mrs. Thomas H. Boone, Jackson, was elected secre- tary. Mr. Barksdale will name twelve new members to the Alumni Associa- tion's 45-member board of directors and appoint an Alumni Fund chairman as his first official act after taking office in July. BELLAMANN GIFT Directors of the Henry Bellamann Foundation presented a gift of $3,000 to Millsaps College at special cere- monies during the Southern Literary Festival held this year on the college campus. Dr. George Boyd, chairman of the department of English and pres- ident of the festival, accepted the gift for Millsaps. Grants by the Bellamann Foundation are to be used, according to Edith Sansom, president of the foundation, "to encourage young art- ists and to recognize outstanding ac- complishments in the creative arts." CLASS OF 1963 One hundred thirty-seven graduates received their diplomas at commence- ment exercises June 2. The Class of 1963 is the sixty-ninth class to receive degrees from Millsaps College, since its founding in 1890. Dr. John W. Johannaber, academic dean of Scarritt College, preached the baccalaureate sermon at Galloway Memorial Methodist Church, and Dr. Hans W. Rosenhaupt, national director of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation, delivered the commence- ment address. Education led the major fields chos- en by the graduates, followed in order by English, chemistry, history, biol- ogy, religion, economics, political science. In his commencement address, Dr. Rosenhaupt described Millsaps College as "one of America's outstanding lib- eral arts colleges." Its excellence, he said, is shown in the records of many distinguished alumni and in the statis- tics showing that almost half the stu- dents attend graduate and professional schools after graduation. He said that faculty salaries have shown sig- nificant recent improvements, and he praised the Millsaps College program of sabbatical leave. Dr. Rosenhaupt warned the new graduates of the hidden dangers in modern-day specialization, and said that in the world of scholars, special- ization can lead to triviality and pe- dantry, as well as to arrogance. He emphasized the scholar-specialist's need for awareness of and concern for the entire world surrounding him. "My colleagues in the sciences will forgive me, I hope, when I say that I would cheerfully trade the so-called scientific and technological advances of the last fifty years in return for a large supply of as old-fashioned and non-specialized a staple as love of fellow men." PRAISE FOR PLAYERS The Millsaps Players' concludini production of the 1962-63 season was i musical-drama, "The Threepenny Op era," by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht directed by Lance Goss, associate pro fessor of speech and director of the Players. Frank Hains, drama critic for the Jackson press, called the Mill saps College presentation "one of tht most important events in Mississippi theatre." Richard Alderson, instruc tor of music, was musical director. The production was a first for Mis- sissippi audiences. At the thirteenth annual Millsaps Players banquet, "Arena 62," tht double-bill of "Suddenly Last Sum- mer" and "The American Dream,' was named the year's best production The Players' year was dominated bj classics. The season also included "The Madwoman of Chaillot," by Jear Giradoux, and "The Seagull," by An- ton Chekhov. FOUNDATION INCREASE The Mississippi Foundation of Inde- pendent Colleges neared the $100, OOC mark in collections for non-tax-sup- ported colleges of the state, it was reported at the annual meeting held recently in Jackson. The report, pre- sented by Mrs. Virginia Fox Metz, executive secretary of the foundation, showed a substantial increase in gifts from business and industry during this fiscal year. Representing Millsaps College at the annual meeting were Dr. Finger and V. D. Youngblood of Brookhaven, a member of the college's board of trus- tees, and treasurer of the board of the foundation. Dr. Finger, recently selected as a member of the national executive com- mittee of the Independent College Foundation of America, is the only Mississippian elected in the history of the foundation. EDITOR'S NOTE: Academic Freedom is the selected theme of this issue of "Major Notes". It is a basic concept that is often taken for granted by teachers, students, and alumni, often misunderstood by laymen. The values and complexities of academic freedom are seldom investigated until this basic freedom is threatened or withdrawn. Yet most educators regard it as the primary requisite of new dis- covery, as well as the key for unlocking old truths. A statement of the purpose of Millsaps College, adopted by the faculty and board of trustees in 1956, includes the following: "As an institution of higher learning, Mill- saps College fosters an attitude of continuing intellectual awareness, of tolerance, and of unbiased inquiry, without which true education cannot exist. " The article, opposite, on academic freedom, was prepared for exclusive publi- cation in alumni magazines. 8 WHAT RIGHT HAS THIS MAN... HE HOLDS a position of power equaled by few occu- pations in our society. His influence upon the rest of us — and upon our children — is enormous. His place in society is so critical that no totali- tarian state would (or does) trust him fully. Yet in our country his fellow citizens grant him a greater degree of freedom than they grant even to them- selves. He is a college teacher. It would be difficult to exaggerate the power that he holds. ► He originates a large part of our society's new ideas and knowledge. ► He is the interpreter and disseminator of the knowledge we have inherited from the past. ► He makes discoveries in science that can both kill us and heal us. ► He develops theories that can change our eco- nomics, our politics, our social structures. ► As the custodian, discoverer, challenger, tester, and interpreter of knowledge he then enters a class- room and tells our young people what he knows — or what he thinks he knows — and thus influences the thinking of milhons. What right has this man to such power and in- fluence? Who supervises him, to whom we entrust so much? Do we the people? Do we, the parents whose children he instructs, the regents or trustees whose institutions he staffs, the taxpayers and philan- thropists by whose money he is sustained? On the contrary: We arm him with safeguards against our doing so. What can we be thinking of, to permit such a system as this? Copyright 1963 by Editorial Projects for Education HdVinO idCdS ^^^ disseminating them, is a risky business. It has always been so — and therein lies a strange paradox. The march of civilization has been quick or slow in direct ratio to the production, testing, and acceptance of ideas; yet virtually all great ideas were opposed when they were introduced. Their authors and teachers have been cen- sured, ostracized, exiled, martyred, and crucified^ usually because the ideas clashed with an accepted set of beUefs or prejudices or with the interests of a ruler or privileged class. Are we wiser and more receptive to ideas today? Even in the Western world, although methods of pun- ishment have been refined, the propagator of a new idea may find himself risking his social status, his poHti- cal acceptability, his job, and hence his very liveUhood. For the teacher: special risks, special rights NORMALLY, in our society, we are wary of per- sons whose positions give them an oppor- tunity to exert unusual power and influence. But we grant the college teacher a degree of freedom far greater than most of the rest of us enjoy. Our reasoning comes from a basic fact about our civilization: Its vitality flows from, and is sustained by, ideas. Ideas in science, ideas in medicine, ideas in poli- tics. Ideas that sometimes rub people the wrong way. Ideas that at times seem pointless. Ideas that may alarm, when first broached. Ideas that may be so novel or revolutionary that some persons may propose that they be suppressed. Ideas — all sorts — that provide the sinews of our civilization. They will be disturbing. Often they will irritate. But the more freely they are produced — and the more rigorously they are tested — the more surely will our civilization stay alive. THIS IS THE THEORY. Applying it, man has de- veloped institutions for the specific purpose of incubating, nourishing, evaluating, and spread- ing ideas. They are our colleges and universities. As their function is unique, so is the responsibility with which we charge the man or woman who staff's them. We give the coUege teacher the professional duty of pursuing knowledge — and of conveying it to oth- ers — with complete honesty and open-mindedness. We tell him to find errors in what we now know. We tell him to plug the gaps in it. We tell him to add new material to it. We teU him to do these things without fear of the consequences and without favor to any interest save the pursuit of truth. We know — and he knows — that to meet this re- sponsibility may entail risk for the college teacher. The knowledge that he develops and then teaches to others will frequently produce ground-shaking re- sults. It will lead at times to weapons that at the press of a button can erase human lives. Conversely, it win lead at other times to medical miracles that will save human lives. It may unsettle theology, as did Darwinian biology in the late 1800's, and as did countless other discoveries in earlier centuries. Con- versely, it may confirm or strengthen the elements of one's faith. It wiU produce intensely personal results: the loss of a job to automation or, con- versely, the creation of a job in a new industry. Dealing in ideas, the teacher may be subjected to strong, and at times bitter, criticism. It may come from unexpected quarters: even the man or woman who is well aware that free research and education are essential to the common good may become understandably upset when free research and edu- cation affect his own livelihood, his own customs, his own beliefs. And, under stress, the critics may attempt to coerce the teacher. The twentieth century has its own versions of past centuries' persecutions: social ostracism for the scholar, the withdrawal of finan- cial support, the threat of political sanctions, an attempt to deprive the teacher of his job. Wherever coercion has been widely applied — in Nazi Germany, in the Soviet Union — the develop- ment of ideas has been seriously curtailed. Were such coercion to succeed here, the very sinews of our civilization would be weakened, leaving us without strength. WE RECOGNIZE these facts. So we have de- veloped special safeguards for ideas, by developing special safeguards for him who fosters ideas: the coUege teacher. We have developed these safeguards in the calm (and civilized) realization that they are safeguards against our own impetuousness in times of stress. They are a declaration of our willingness to risk the consequences of the scholar's quest for truth. They are, in short, an expression of our behef that we should seek the truth because the truth, in time, shall make us free. What the teacher's special rights consist of THE SPECIAL FREEDOM that we grant to a college teacher goes beyond anything guaran- teed by law or constitution. As a citizen like the rest of us, he has the right to speak critically or unpopvdarly without fear of governmental reprisal or restraint. As a teacher enjoying a special freedom, however, he has the right to speak without restraint not only from government but from almost any other source, including his own employer. Thus — although he draws his salary from a col- lege or university, holds his title in a coUege or university, and does his work at a college or uni- versity — he has an independence from his employer which in most other occupations would be denied to him. Here are some of the rights he enjoys: ► He may, if his honest thinking dictates, expound views that clash with those held by the vast ma- jority of his feUow countrymen. He will not be restrained from doing so. ► He may, if his honest thinking dictates, pub- hcly challenge the findings of his closest colleagues, even if they outrank him. He will not be restrained from doing so. ► He may, if his honest thinking dictates, make statements that oppose the views of the president of his college, or of a prominent trustee, or of a generous benefactor, or of the leaders of the state legislature. No matter how much pain he may bring to such persons, or to the coUege administrators entrusted with maintaining good relations with them, he will not be restrained from doing so. Such freedom is not written into law. It exists on the college campus because (1) the teacher cl aims and enforces it and (2) the public, although wincing on occasion, grants the vaUdity of the teacher's claim. WE GRANT the teacher this special freedom for our own benefit. Although "orthodox" critics of educa- tion frequently protest, there is a strong experi- mental emphasis in college teaching in this country. This emphasis owes its existence to several in- fluences, including the utilitarian nature of our society; it is one of the ways in which our institu- tions of higher education differ from many in Europe. Hence we often measure the effectiveness of our colleges and universities by a pragmatic yardstick: Does our society derive a practical benefit from their practices? The teacher's special freedom meets this test. The unfettered mind, searching for truth in science, in philosophy, in social sciences, in engineering, in professional areas — and then teaching the findings to millions — has produced impressive practical re- sults, whether or not these were the original ob- jectives of its search: The technology that produced instruments of victory in World War II. The sciences that have produced, in a matter of decades, incredible gains in man's struggle against disease. The science and engineering that have taken us across the threshold of outer space. The dazzling progress in agricultural productivity. The damping, to an unprecedented degree, of wild fluctuations in the business cycle. The appearance and application of a new architec- ture. The development of a "scientific approach" in the management of business and of labor unions. The ever-increasing maturity and power of ovu* historians, hterary critics, and poets. The gradua- tion of hundreds of thousands of coUege-trained men and women with the wit and skill to learn and broaden and apply these things. Would similar results have been possible without campus freedom? In moments of national panic (as when the Russians appear to be outdistancing us in the space race), there are voices that suggest that less freedom and more centralized direction of our educational and research resources would be more "eflBcient." Disregard, for a moment, the fact that such contentions display an appalling ignorance and indifference about the fimdamental philosophies of freedom, and answer them on their own ground. Weighed carefully, the evidence seems generally to support the contrary view. Freedom does work — quite practically. Many point out that there are even more im- portant reasons for supporting the teacher's special freedom than its practical benefits. Says one such person, the conservative writer Russell Kirk: "I do not believe that academic freedom deserves preservation chiefly because it 'serves the commu- nity,' although this incidental function is important. I think, rather, that the principal importance of academic freedom is the opportunity it affords for the highest development of private reason and im- agination, the improvement of mind and heart by the apprehension of Truth, whether or not that de- velopment is of any immediate use to 'democratic society'." The conclusion, however, is the same, whether the reasoning is conducted on practical, philosophical, or reUgious groiuids — or on all three: The unusual freedom claimed by (and accorded to) the college teacher is strongly justified. "This freedom is immediately applicable only to a Umited number of individuals," says the statement of principles of a professors' organization, "but it is profoundly important for the pubUc at large. It safe- guards the methods by which we explore the un- known and test the accepted. It may afford a key to open the way to remedies for bodily or social iUs, or it may confirm our faith in the familiar. Its preser- vation is necessary if there is to be scholarship in any true sense of the word. The advantages accrue as much to the public as to the scholars themselves." Hence we give teachers an extension of freedom — academic freedom — that we give to no other group in our society: a special set of guarantees designed to encourage and insure their boldness, their forth- rightness, their objectivity, and (if necessary) their criticism of us who maintain them. The idea works most of the time, but . . . ■ IKE MANY good theories, this one works for I most of the time at most colleges and uni- ILb versities. But it is subject to continual stresses. And it suffers occasional, and sometimes spectacular, breakdowns. If past experience can be taken as a guide, at this very moment: ► An alumnus is composing a letter threatening to strike his abna mater from his will unless the insti- tution removes a professor whose views on some controversial issue — in economics? in genetics? in politics? — the alumnus finds objectionable. ► The president of a college or university, or one of his aides, is composing a letter to an alumnus in which he tries to explain why the institution cannot remove a professor whose views on some controver- sial issue the aliminus finds objectionable. ► A group of liberal legislators, aroused by reports from the campus of their state university that a professor of economics is preaching fiscal conserva- tism, is debating whether it should knock some sense into the university by cutting its appropria- tion for next year. ► A group of conservative legislators is aroused by reports that another professor of economics is preaching fiscal HberaHsm. This group, too, is con- sidering an appropriation cut. ► The president of a coUege, faced with a budget- ary crisis in his biology department, is pondering whether or not he should have a heart-to-heart chat with a teacher whose views on fallout, set forth in a letter to the local newspaper, appear to be scaring away the potential donor of at least one million dollars. ► The chairman of an academic department, still smarting from the criticism that two colleagues lev- eled at the learned paper he delivered at the de- partmental seminar last week, is making up the new class schedules and wondering why the two up- starts wouldn't be just the right persons for those 7 a.m. classes which increased enrollments will ne- cessitate next year. ► The educational board of a rehgious denomina- tion is wondering why it should continue to permit the employment, at one of the colleges under its W/'J>^ control, of a teacher of religion who is openly ques- tioning a doctrinal pronouncement made recently by the denomination's leadership. ► The managers of an industrial complex, worried by university research that reportedly is linking their product with a major health problem, are won- dering how much it might cost to sponsor university research to show that their product is not the cause of a major health problem. Pressures, inducements, threats: scores of exam- ples, most of them never publicized, could be cited each year by our colleges and universities. In addition there is philosophical opposition to the present concept of academic freedom by a few who sincerely beUeve it is wrong. ("In the last analysis," one such critic, WiUiam F. Buckley, Jr., once wrote, "academic freedom must mean the freedom of men and women to supervise the educa- tional activities and aims of the schools they oversee and support.") And, considerably less important and more frequent, there is opposition by emotion- alists and crackpots. Since criticism and coercion do exist, and since academic freedom has virtually no basis in law, how can the college teacher enforce his claim to it? X In the face of pressures, how the professor stays free IN THE mid-1800's, many professors lost their jobs over their views on slavery and secession. In the 1870's and '80's, many were dismissed for their views on evolution. Near the turn of the century, a number lost their jobs for speaking out on the issue of Free Silver. The trend alarmed many college teachers. Until late in the last century, most teachers on this side of the Atlantic had been mere purveyors of the knowledge that others had accumulated and written down. But, beginning around 1870, many began to perform a dual function: not only did they teach, but they themselves began to investigate the world about them. Assumption of the latter role, previously per- formed almost exclusively in European universi- ties, brought a new vitahty to our campuses. It also brought perils that were previously unknown. As long as they had dealt only in ideas that were clas- sical, generally accepted, and therefore safe, teach- ers and the institutions of higher learning did Uttle that might offend their governing boards, their alumni, the parents of their students, the pubhc, and the state. But when they began to act as in- vestigators in new areas of knowledge, they found themselves affecting the status quo and the inter- ests of those who enjoyed and supported it. And, as in the secession, evolution, and silver con- troversies, retaHation was sometimes swift. In 1915, spurred by their growing concern over such infringements of their freedom, a group of teachers formed the American Association of Uni- versity Professors. It now has 52,000 members, in the United States and Canada. For nearly half a century an AAUP committee, designated as "Com- mittee A," has been academic freedom's most active — and most effective — defender. THE AAUP's defense of academic freedom is based on a set of principles that its members have developed and refined throughout the or- ganization's history. Its current statement of these principles, composed in collaboration with the As- sociation of American Colleges, says in part: "Institutions of higher education are conducted for the common good and not to further the interest of either the individual teacher or the institution as a whole. The common good depends upon the free search for truth and its free exposition." The statement spells out both the teacher's rights and his duties: "The teacher is entitled to full freedom in re- search and in the pubUcation of the results, subject to the adequate performance of his other academic duties . . . "The teacher is entitled to freedom in the class- room in discussing his subject, but he should be careful not to introduce . . . controversial matter which has no relation to his subject . . . "The college or university teacher is a citizen, a member of a learned profession, and an officer of an educational institution. When he speaks or writes as a citizen, he should be free from institutional censor- ship or discipHne, but his special position in the community imposes special obhgations. As a man of learning and an educational officer, he should re- member that the pubHc may judge his profession and his institution by his utterances. Hence he should at all times be accurate, should exercise ap- propriate restraint, should show respect for the opinions of others, and should make every effort to indicate that he is not an institutional spokesman." How CAN such claims to academic freedom be enforced? How can a teacher be protected against retaliation if the truth, as he finds it and teaches it, is unpalatable to those who employ him? The American Association of University Profes- sors and the Association of American Colleges have formulated this answer: permanent job security, or tenure. After a probationary period of not more than seven years, agree the AAUP and the AAC, the teacher's services should be terminated "only for adequate cause." If a teacher were dismissed or forced to resign simply because his teaching or research offended someone, the cause, in AAUP and AAC terms, clearly would not be adequate. The teacher's recourse? He may appeal to the AAUP, which first tries to mediate the dispute with- out pubUcity. Failing such settlement, the AAUP conducts a full investigation, resulting in a full re- port to Committee A. If a violation of academic freedom and tenure is found to have occurred, the committee pubHshes its findings in the association's Bulletin, takes the case to the AAUP membership, and often asks that the offending college or univer- sity administration be censured. So effective is an AAUP vote of censure that most college administrators will go to great lengths to avoid it. Although the AAUP does not engage in boycotts, many of its members, as well as others in the academic profession, will not accept jobs in cen- sured institutions. Donors of funds, including many philanthropic foundations, undoubtedly are influ- enced; so are many parents, students, alumni, and present faculty members. Other organizations, such as the American Association of University Women, will not recognize a college on the AAUP's censure list. As the present academic year began, eleven insti- tutions were on the AAUP's hst of censured admin- istrations. Charges of infringements of academic freedom or tenure were being investigated on four- teen other campuses. In the past three years, seven institutions, having corrected the situations which had led to AAUP action, have been removed from the censure category. Has the teacher's freedom no limitations? How SWEEPING is the freedom that the college teacher claims? Does it, for example, entitle a member of the faculty of a church-supported college or university openly to question the existence of God? Does it, for example, entitle a professor of botany to use his classroom for the promulgation of pohtical beUefs? Does it, for example, apply to a Communist? There are those who woxild answer some, or all, such questions with an unqualified Yes. They would argue that academic freedom is absolute. They would say that any restriction, however it may be rationahzed, effectively negates the entire academic- freedom concept. "You are either free or not free," says one. "There are no halfway freedoms." There are others — the American Association of University Professors among them — who say that freedom can be hmited in some instances and, by definition, is Umited in others, without fatal damage being done. Restrictions at church-supported colleges and universities The AAUP-AAC statement of principles of aca- demic freedom impUcitly allows rehgious restric- tions: "Limitations of academic freedom because of re- ligious or other aims of the institution should be clearly stated in writing at the time of [the teacher's] appointment ..." Here is how one church-related university (Prot- estant) states such a "limitation" to its faculty members: "Since X University is a Christian institution supported by a religious denomination, a member of its faculty is expected to be in sympathy with the university's primary objective — to educate its stu- dents within the framework of a Christian culture. The rights and privileges of the instructor should, therefore, be exercised with discretion and a sense of loyalty to the supporting institution . . . The right of dissent is a correlative of the right of assent. Any undue restriction upon an instructor in the exercise of this function would foster a suspicion of intoler- ance, degrade the university, and set the supporting denomination in a false hght before the world." Another church-related institution (Roman Cath- olic) teUs its teachers: "While Y College is operated under Catholic aus- pices, there is no regulation which requires all mem- bers of the faculty to be members of the Catholic faith. A faculty member is expected to maintain a standard of Hfe and conduct consistent with the phi- losophy and objectives of the college. Accordingly, the integrity of the college requires that all faculty members shall maintain a sympathetic attitude to- ward CathoUc beUefs and practices, and shall make a sincere effort to appreciate these beliefs and prac- tices. Members of the faculty who are Catholic are expected to set a good example by the regular prac- tice of Catholic duties." A teacher's "competence" By most definitions of academic freedom, a teach- er's rights in the classroom apply only to the field in which he is professionally an expert, as determined by the credentials he possesses. They do not extend to subjects that are foreign to his specialty. "... He should be careful," says the American Association of University Professors and the Asso- ciation of American Colleges, "not to introduce into his teaching controversial matter which has no re- lation to his subject." Hence a professor of botany enjoys an undoubted freedom to expound his botanical knowledge, how- ever controversial it might be. (He might discover, and teach, that some widely consumed cereal grain, known for its energy-giving properties, actually is of Uttle value to man and animals, thus causing con- sternation and angry outcries in Battle Creek. No one on the campus is likely to challenge his right to do so.) He probably enjoys the right to comment, from a botanist's standpoint, upon a conservation bill pending in Congress. But the principles of aca- demic freedom might not entitle the botanist to take a classroom stand on, say, a bill deaHng with traflSc laws in his state. As a private citizen, of course, off the college cam- pus, he is as free as any other citizen to speak on whatever topic he chooses — and as liable to criti- cism of what he says. He has no special privileges when he acts outside his academic role. Indeed, the AAUP-AAC statement of principles suggests that he take special pains, when he speaks privately, not to be identified as a spokesman for his institution. HENCE, at least in the view of the most influen- tial of teachers' organizations, the freedom of the coUege teacher is less than absolute. But the hmitations are estabhshed for strictly defined purposes: (1) to recognize the reUgious auspices of many colleges and universities and (2) to lay down certain ground niles for scholarly procedure and con- duct. In recent decades, a new question has arisen to haunt those who wovild define and protect academic freedom: the problem of the Communist. When it began to be apparent that the Communist was not simply a member of a pohtical party, willing (like other pohtical partisans) to submit to estabhshed democratic processes, the question of his eUgibility to the rights of a free college teacher was seriously posed. So pressing — and so worrisome to our colleges and universities — has this question become that a separate section of this report is devoted to it. The Communist: a special case? SHOULD A Communist Party member enjoy the privileges of academic freedom? Should he be permitted to hold a position on a college or imiversity faculty? On few questions, however "obvious" the answer may be to some persons, can complete agreement be found in a free society. In a group as conditioned to controversy and as insistent upon hard proof as are college teachers, a consensus is even more rare. It would thus be a miracle if there were agree- ment on the rights of a Communist Party member to enjoy academic privileges. Indeed, the miracle has not yet come to pass. The question is stiU warmly debated on many campuses, even where there is not a Communist in sight. The American Association of University Professors is still in the process of defining its stand. The difficulty, for some, lies in determining whether or not a communist teacher actually propa- gates his behefs among students. The question is asked, Should a commimist gym instructor, whose utterances to his students are confined largely to the hup-two-three-four that he chants when he leads the cahsthenics drill, be summarily dismissed? Should a chemist, who confines his campus activities solely to chemistry? Until he overtly preaches com- mvmism, or permits it to taint his research, his writings, or his teaching (some say), the Commimist should enjoy the same rights as all other faculty members. Others — and they appear to be a growing num- ber — have concluded that proof of Communist Party membership is in itself sufficient grounds for dismissal from a college faculty. To support the argument of this group, Professor Arthur O. Lovejoy, who in 1913 began the move- ment that led to the estabUshment of the AAUP, has quoted a statement that he wrote in 1920, long before communism on the campus became a hvely issue: "Society ... is not getting from the scholar the particular service which is the principal raison d'etre of his caUing, unless it gets from him his honest report of what he finds, or beheves, to be true, after careful study of the problems with which he deals. Insofar, then, as faculties are made up of men whose teachings express, not the results of their own research and reflection and that of their feUow- speciaHsts, but rather the opinions of other men — whether holders of public office or private persons from whom endowments are received — just so far are colleges and universities perverted from their proper function ..." (His statement is the more pertinent. Professor Lovejoy notes, because it was originally the basis of "a criticism of an American college for accepting from a 'capitahst' an endowment for a special pro- fessorship to be devoted to showing 'the fallacies of sociahsm and kindred theories and practices.' I have now added only the words 'holders of pubUc office.' ") Let us quote Professor Lovejoy at some length, as he looks at the conMnunist teacher today: "It is a very simple argument; it can best be put, in the logician's fashion, in a series of nimabered theorems: "1. Freedom of inquiry, of opinion, and of teach- ing in universities is a prerequisite, if the academic scholar is to perform the proper function of his profession. "2. The Communist Party in the United States is an organization whose aim is to bring about the establishment in this country of a political as well as an economic system essentially similar to that which now exists in the Soviet Union. "3. That system does not permit freedom of in- quiry, of opinion, and of teaching, either in or outside of universities; in it the poKtical govern- ment claims and exercises the right to dictate to scholars what conclusions they must accept, or at least profess to accept, even on questions lying within their own specialties — for example, in philos- ophy, in history, in aesthetics and Uterary criticism, in economics, in biology. "4. A member of the Communist Party is there- fore engaged in a movement which has already ex- tingtiished academic freedom in many countries and would — if it were successful here — result in the abolition of such freedom in American universities. "5. No one, therefore, who desires to maintain academic freedom in America can consistently favor that movement, or give indirect assistance to it by accepting as fit members of the faculties of xini- versities, persons who have voluntarily adhered to an organization one of whose aims is to abolish academic freedom. "Of these five propositions, the first is one of principle. For those who do not accept it, the con- clusion does not follow. The argument is addressed only to those who do accept that premise. The second, third, and fourth propositions are state- ments of fact. I submit that they cannot be honestly gainsaid by any who are acquainted with the relevant facts . . . "It will perhaps be objected that the exclusion of communist teachers would itself be a restriction upon freedom of opinion and of teaching— i;J2., of the opinion and teaching that intellectual freedom should be abolished in and outside of universities; and that it is self-contradictory to argue for the restriction of freedom in the name of freedom. The argument has a specious air of logicality, but it is in fact an absurdity. The behever in the indis- pensability of freedom, whether academic or politi- cal, is not thereby committed to the conclusion that it is his duty to faciUtate its destruction, by placing its enemies in strategic positions of power, prestige, or influence . . . The conception of freedom is not one which implies the legitimacy and inevitabiUty of its own suicide. It is, on the contrary, a concep- tion which, so to say, defines the limit of its own appUcability; what it implies is that there is one kind of freedom which is inadmissible — the freedom to destroy freedom. The defender of hberty of thought and speech is not morally bound to enter the fight with both hands tied behind his back. And those who would deny such freedom to others, if they could, have no moral or logical basis for the claim to enjoy the freedom which they would deny . . . "In the professional code of the scholar, the man of science, the teacher, the first commandment is: Thou shalt not knowingly misrepresent facts, nor tell hes to students or to the pubHc. Those who not merely sometimes break this commandment, but repudiate any obhgation to respect it, are obviously disquahfied for membership in any body of investi- gators and teachers which maintains the elementary requirements of professional integrity. "To say these things is not to say that the eco- nomic and even the political doctrines of commu- nism should not be presented and freely discussed within academic walls. To treat them simply as 'dangerous thought,' with which students should not be permitted to have any contact, would give rise to a plausible suspicion that they are taboo because they would, if presented, be all too con- vincing; and out of that suspicion young Commu- nists are bred. These doctrines, moreover, are his- torical facts; for better or worse, they play an immense part in the intellectual and political con- troversies of the present age. To deny to students means of learning accurately what they are, and of reaching informed judgments about them, would be to fail in one of the major pedagogic obligations of a university — to enable students to understand the world in which they will live, and to take an intelligent part in its affairs ..." IF EVERY COMMUNIST admitted he belonged to the party — or if the public, including college teachers and administrators, somehow had access to party membership lists — such a policy might not be diffi- cult to apply. In practice, of course, such is not the case. A two-pronged danger may result: (1) we may not "spot" all Communists, and (2) unless we are very careful, we may do serious injustice to persons who are not Communists at all. What, for example, constitutes proof of Commu- nist Party membership? Does refusal to take a loyalty oath? (Many non-Communists, as a matter of principle, have declined to subscribe to "dis- criminatory" oaths — oaths required of one group in society, e.g., teachers, but not of others.) Does invoking the Fifth Amendment? Of some 200 dis- missals from college and university faculties in the past fifteen years, where communism was an issue, according to AAUP records, most were on grounds such as these. Only a handful of teachers were in- controvertibly proved, either by their own admission or by other hard evidence, to be Communist Party members. Instead of relying on less-than-conclusive evi- dence of party membership, say some observers, we would be wiser — and the results would be surer — if we were to decide each case by determining whether the teacher has in fact violated his trust. Has he been intellectually dishonest? Has he mis- stated facts? Has he published a distorted bibli- ography? Has he preached a party line in his class- room? By such a determination we would be able to bar the practicing Communist from our campuses, along with all others guilty of academic dishonesty or charlatanry. How can the facts be estabhshed? As one who holds a position of unusual trust, say most educators (including the teachers' own or- ganization, the AAUP), the teacher has a special obligation: if responsible persons make serious charges against his professional integrity or his in- tellectual honesty, he should be willing to submit to examination by his colleagues. If his answers to the charges are unsatisfactory — evasive, or not in accord with evidence — formal charges should be brought against him and an academic hearing, con- ducted according to due process, should be held. Thus, say many close observers of the academic scene, society can be sure that justice is done — both to itself and to the accused. Is the college teacher's freedom in any real jeopardy? How FREE is the college teacher today? What are his prospects for tomorrow? Either here or on the horizon, are there any serious threats to his freedom, besides those threats to the freedom of us aU? Any reader of history knows that it is wise to adopt the view that freedom is always in jeopardy. With such a view, one is likely to maintain safe- guards. Without safeguards, freedom is sure to be eroded and soon lost. So it is with the special freedom of the college teacher — the freedom of ideas on which our civiliza- tion banks so much. Periodically, this freedom is buffeted heavily. In part of the past decade, the weather was particular- ly stormy. College teachers were singled out for Are matters of academic freedom eas^ Try handling some of ttiesi You are a college president. Your college is your life. You have thrown every talent you possess into its development. No use being mod- est about it: your achievements have been great. The faculty has been strength- ened immeasurably. The student body has grown not only in size but in academic quality and aptitude. The campus itself — dormitories, lab- oratories, classroom buildings — would hardly be recognized by any- one who hasn't seen it since before you took over. Your greatest ambition is yet to be reahzed: the construction of a new Ubrary. But at last it seems to be in sight. Its principal donor, a wealthy man whom you have culti- vated for years, has only the techni- calities — but what important tech- nicalities! — to complete: assigning to the college a large block of secur- ities which, when sold, will provide the necessary $3,000,000. This afternoon, a newspaper re- porter stopped you as you crossed the campus. "Is it true," he asked, "that John X, of your economics department, is about to appear on coast-to-coast television advocating deficit spending as a cornerstone of federal fiscal policy? I'd like to do an advance story about it, with your comments." You were not sidestepping the question when you told the reporter you did not know. To tell the truth, you had never met John X, unless it had been for a moment or two of small-talk at a faculty tea. On a faculty numbering several hundred, there are bound to be many whom you know so slightly that you might not recognize them if they passed you on the street. Deficit spending! Only last night, your wealthy library-donor held forth for two hours at the dinner table on the immorality of it. By the end of the evening, his words were almost choleric. He phoned this morning to apologize. "It's the one subject I get rabid about," he said. "Thank heavens you're not teaching that sort of thing on your campus." You had your secretary discreetly check: John X's telecast is sched- uled for next week. It will be at least two months before you get those library funds. There is John X's extension number, and there is the telephone. And there are your lifetime's dreams. Should you . . .? You are a university scientist. You are deeply involved in highly complex research. Not only the equipment you use, but also the laboratory assistance you require, is expensive. The cost is far more than the budget of your university department could afiford to pay. So, like many of your colleagues, you depend upon a governmental agency for most of your financial support. Its research grants and contracts make your work possible. But now, as a result of your studies and experiments, you have come to a conclusion that is dia- metrically opposite to that which forms the oflScial policy of the agency that finances you — a policy that potentially affects the welfare of every citizen. You have outUned, and docu- mented, your conclusion forcefully, in confidential memoranda. Re- sponsible officials beheve you are mistaken; you are certain you are not. The disagreement is profound. Clearly the government wUl not accept your view. Yet you are con- vinced that it is so vital to your country's welfare that you should not keep it to yourself. You are a man of more than one heavy responsibility, and you feel them keenly. You are, of course, re- sponsible to your university. You have a responsibility to your col- leagues, many of whose work is financed similarly to yours. You are, naturally, responsible to your coun- try. You bear the responsibility of a teacher, who is expected to hold back no knowledge from his stu- dents. You have a responsibility to your own career. And you feel a responsibility to the people you see on the street, whom you know your knowledge affects. Loyalties, conscience, Ufetime fi- nancial considerations: your di- lemma has many horns. Should you . . .? You are a business man. You make toothpaste. It is good toothpaste. You maintain a research department, at considerable ex- pense, to keep it that way. A disturbing rumor reached you this morning. Actually, it's more than a rumor; you could class it as a well-founded report. The dental school of a famous university is about to publish the results of a study of toothpastes. And, if your informant had the facts straight, it can do nothing but harm to your current selling campaign. You know the dean of the dental school quite well. Your company, as part of its poUcy of supporting good works in dental science, has been a regular and substantial con- tributor to the school's development fund. It's not as if you were thinking of suppressing anything; your record o solve? problems. of turning out a good product — the best you know — is ample proof of that. But if that report were to come out now, in the midst of your campaign, it could be ruinous. A few months from now, and no harm would be done. Would there be anything wrong if you . . .? Your daughter is at State. You're proud of her; first in her class at high school; pretty girl; popular; extraordinarily sensible, in spite of having lots of things to turn her head. It was hard to send her off to the university last fall. She had never been away from the family for more than a day or two at a time. But you had to cut the apron-strings. And no experience is a better teacher than going away to college. You got a letter from her this morning. Chatty, breezy, a bit sassy in a delightful way. You smiled as you read her youthful jargon. She dehghts in using it on you, because she remembers how you grimaced in mock horror whenever you heard it around the house. Even so, you turned cold when you came to the paragraph about the sociology class. The so-called scientific survey that the professor had made of the sexual behavior of teen-agers. This is the sort of thing Margie is being taught at State? You're no prude, but . . . You know a member of the education com- mittee of the state legislature. Should you . . .? And on the coffee table is the letter that came yester- day from the fund-raising oflBce at State; you were planning to write a modest check tonight. To support more sociology professors and their scientific surveys? Should you . . .? special criticism if they did not conform to popular patterns of thought. They, and often they alone, were required to take oaths of loyalty — as if teach- ers, somehow, were uniquely suspect. There was widespread misunderstanding of the teacher's role, as defined by one university presi- dent: "It is inconceivable . . . that there can exist a true community of scholars without a diversity of views emd an atmosphere conducive to their expression ... To have a diversity of views, it is essential that we as individuals be willing to extend to our col- leagues, to our students, and to members of the com- mvmity the privilege of presenting opinions which may, in fact, be in sharp conflict with those which we espouse. To have an atmosphere of freedom, it is essential that we accord to such diverse views the same respect, the same attentive consideration, that we grant to those who express opinions with which we are in basic agreement." THE STORM of the '50's was nationwide. It was felt on every campus. Today's storms are local; some campuses measure the threat to their teachers' freedom at hurricane force, while others feel hardly a breeze. Hence, the present — relatively calm — is a good time for assessing the values of academic freedom, and for appreciating them. The future is certain to bring more threats, and the understanding that we can build today may stand us in good stead, then. What is the likely nature of tomorrow's threats? "It is my sincere impression that the faculties of our universities have never enjoyed a greater lati- tude of intellectual freedom than they do today," says the president of an institution noted for its high standards of scholarship and freedom. "But this is a judgment relative only to the past. "The search for truth has no ending. The need to seek truth for its own sake must constantly be de- fended. Again and again we shall have to insist upon the right to express unorthodox views reached through honest and competent study. "Today the physical sciences offer safe ground for speculation. We appear to have made our peace with biology, even with the rather appalling im- plications of modern genetics. "Now it is the social sciences that have entered the arena. These are young sciences, and they are diflSicult. But the issues involved — the positions taken with respect to such matters as economic growth, the tax structure, deficit financing, the laws affecting labor and management, automation, social welfare, or foreign aid — are of enormous conse- quence to all the people of this country. If the critics of our universities feel strongly on these questions, it is because rightly or wrongly they have identi- fied particular solutions uniquely with the future prosperity of our democracy. All else must then be heresy." Opposition to such "heresy" — and hence to aca- demic freedom — is certain to come. IN THE FUTURE, as at present, the concept of aca- demic freedom will be far from uncomplicated. Applying its principles in specific cases rarely will be easy. Almost never will the facts be all white or all black; rather, the picture that they form is more likely to be painted in tones of gray. To forget this, in one's haste to judge the right- ness or wrongness of a case, will be to expose oneself to the danger of acting injudiciously — and of com- mitting injustice. The subtleties and complexities found in the gray areas will be endless. Even the scope of academic freedom will be involved. Should its privileges, for example, apply only to faculty members? Or should they extend to students, as well? Should students, as well as faculty members, be free to invite con- troversial outsiders to the campus to address them? And so on and on. The educated alumnus and alumna, faced with specific issues involving academic freedom, may well ponder these and other questions in years to come. Legislators, regents, trustees, college ad- ministrators, students, and faculty members will be pondering them, also. They will look to the alumnus and alumna for understanding and — if the cause be just — for support. Let no reader underestimate the difficulty — or the importance — of his role. Illustrations by Robert Ross "What Right The report on this and the preceding 15 pages is the product of a cooperative endeavor in which scores of schools, colleges, and universities are taking part. It was prepared under the direction 11 _ ^ Tti I o fiH <* t^ O " °^ *^^ group listed below, who form editorial projects for education, a non-profit organization ■•as I mS IVIall • associated with the American Alumni Council. Copyright © 1963 by Editorial Projects for Education, Inc. All rights reserved; no part of this report may be reproduced without express permission of the editors. Printed in U.S.A. JAMES E. ARMSTRONG The University of Notre Dame MARALYN O. GILLESPIE Swarthmore College JEAN D. LINEHAN FRANCES PROVENCE Baylor University FRANK J. TATE The Ohio State University RONALD A. WOLK The Johns Hopkins University DENTON BEAL Carnegie Institute of Technology L. FRANKLIN HEALD The University of New Hampshire JOHN I. MATTILL JOHN W. PATON Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wesley an University ROBERT M. RHODES STANLEY SAPLIN DAVID A. BURR The University of Oklahoma CHARLES M. HELMKEN American Alumni Council DAN ENDSLEY Stanford University KEN METZLER The University of Oregon ROBERT L. PAYTON Washington University VERNE A. STADTMAN The University of Pennsylvania New York University The University of California CHARLES E. WIDMAYER REBA WILCOXON DOROTHY F. WILLIAMS Dartmouth College The University of Arkansas Simmons College ELIZABETH BOND WOOD CHESLEY WORTmNGTON CORBIN GWALTNEY Sweet Briar College Brown University Executive Editor Freedom Without Fanfare I AAUP at Millsaps Is Nothing New By Ross H. Moore A chapter of A A U P has functioned on the Millsaps College campus for more than a decade. While this group has inspired almost no news stories, it has been a very effective organization for the promotion of the best interests of the college. The maintenance of academic freedom, which is one of the principal interests of the national association, has never been an issue here because the position of the administration is in full accord with that of the faculty. AAUP was instrumental in secur- meetings. Other matters such as fac- ing the college's approval of the state- ulty housing, income taxes for teach- ment on Academic Freedom and Ten- ure which has also been approved by the Association of American Colleges. Local machinery was set up to handle any cases of this nature which may arise, but fortunately there has been no need for such action. A definite policy on criteria for facul- ty rank and promotion has been adopt- ed according to A A U P recommen- dations. The program of sabbatical leave and allowances for faculty travel have been improved. A committee on recruitment, re- tention, and retirement of faculty members has been established and is functioning effectively. The chapter has been concerned with faculty salaries and has secured college participation in the compiling of salary data to be included in the national AAUP Salary Rating Pro- gram. An item of constant interest has been the development of an insurance pro- gram which includes a variable an- nuity system: health, disability, and group life insurance, which have been instituted through cooperation of the business office and the administration. A thorough study of faculty teaching load has led to a move in the direction of a reduction in the teaching schedule. Another benefit has been the faculty tuition exchange arrangement which permits children of faculty members to be granted free tuition at partici- pating colleges and universities. The plan was endorsed by the local chap- ter and accepted by the administra- tion. It was the AAUP which secured from the Board of Trustees an invita- tion for a member of the faculty to sit with the Board and participate in their ers, the establishment of an honor sys- tem, and summer school salaries have been discussed. The chapter has con- stantly tried to encourage faculty participation in college policy-making and government. A member of the state organization, the Millsaps chapter has served as host for all of these meetings and has sent representatives to regional and national meetings. Finally, it should be clearly under- stood that there has been full cooper- ation between the local chapter and the administration of the College which has added to the effectiveness of both. THE AUTHOR: Dr. Ross H. Moore, chairman of the Depart- ment of History, has served as president of the Millsaps College chapter, AAUP, and the state chapter. He was a delegate to the 1963 national convention of AAUP, held in San Francisco. AT GRADUATION EXERCISES — Seated are Dr. Hans Rosenhaupt, commencement speaker, with Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr., Millsaps College president. Standing, left to right, are Dr. Moore, the Rev. R. M. Matheny, who gave the invocation. Dr. Frank M. Laney, Jr., academic dean, and the Rev. L. A. Wasson, who delivered the benediction. Mr. Matheny and Mr. Wasson are fathers of 1963 graduates. 25 Major Miscellany 1900-1919 William C. McLean, '16, head of the law firm McLean & McLean, reports from Tampa, Florida, that he is the proud grandfather of eight grandchil- dren, Mrs. McLean is a former Eng- lish teacher at Grenada College, and two of their three sons are members of the law firm in Tampa. The third son is a mechanical engineer, also working in Florida. 1920-1929 Wilmer C. Mabry, '26, has been named to the staff of the Mississippi Test Operations of the Marshall Space Flight Center, Gainesville, Mississippi. He will assist local communities with development programs. A former edi- tor and publisher of the Newton, (Mis- sissippi) Record, Mabry also worked as public relations officer for the Vet- erans Administration, Jackson. 1930-1939 Juan Jose Menendez Arias and Jes- sie Lola Davis de Menendez (nee Jessie Lola Davis, '38) recently an- nounced the adoption of a child, Jessie Milagros Menendez Davis, born June 29, 1949. Address of the family is Ha- cienda Santa Isabel, Itagan, Isabela, Phillipines. 1940-1949 J. Pemble Field, Jr., '41, has been named group vice president of Indus- trial Management Corporation of Memphis. Mr. Field, his wife (the former Madera Elizabeth Durley, '40) and their two daughters, have resided in South Bend, Indiana, will now live in Memphis. The Reverend Duncan Alexander Reily, '44, was recently elected execu- tive secretary of the Latin American Board of Methodist Missions. He is also executive secretary of Missions and Evangelism for the Methodist Church of Brazil, resides at Caixa Postal 2009, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Gene Nettles, '49, concluded a suc- cessful theatrical season in Oslo, will return to Broadway. In Europe, he directed and choreographed a musical comedy, "The Fantasticks," a revue at the national theatre, and a tele- vision special. Lawrence A. Waring, '42, has been appointed utility marketing consultant for Ebasco Services Incorporated. Joseph H. Brooks, Jr., '41, is now an instructor in journalism at San Diego State College, in addition to working at a regular newspaper job. His address is 4271 Appleton Street, San Diego 17, California. CLASS OF 1913 — Dr. Finger gives a progress report to alumni, assembled for their fiftieth reunion Saturday, June 1. William R. Crout, '49, has been ap- pointed assistant in the Memorial Church, Harvard University, by the president and fellows of Harvard Col- lege. He is completing thesis require- ments for a PhD degree in the philos- ophy of religion at Harvard University, is a student of Dr. Paul Tillich. He has also been appointed to the Board of Freshmen Advisors of Harvard Col- lege. Jean M. Calloway, '44, was recently elected chairman of the Michigan sec- tion of the Mathematical Association of America. He is chairman of the department of mathematics, Kalama- zoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 1950-1959 Mrs. Jerry Gulledge (Ann Carter, '55), was named "Mother of the Year" by the newspaper in Crystal Springs. Married to Dr. Jerry Gulledge, '50-'53, she is the mother of two children, and was cited by the newspaper for her community work. Shirley V. Brown, '57, is in Frank- furt, Germany, serving as recreation director with the Special Services Unit, IRCB, U. S. Army. Alfred (Bo) Statham, '57, has joined the Washington, D. C. office staff of Senator John Stennis. The Reverend Eugene C. Holmes, '55, is author of an article in the South Carolina Methodist Advocate entitled "In the Year of Our Lord." Thomas L. Wright, '50, has joined the First National Bank, Jackson, as vice-president with general banking responsibilities. William B. Sheppard, '54, has been named assistant director for the Jack- son, Mississippi, Veterans Administra- tion Center. Arthur F. A. Goodsell, '50, was mus- ical director for the Jackson Little Theatre's annual spring musical com- edy production. Mrs. Goodsell (nee Alice Dale Whitfield, '52) was assistant director of the previous play and also served as secretary of the community theatre for the 1962-63 season. William S. Romey, '54, was promot- ed to senior engineer with Pacific N. W., Bell Telephone Co. He resides with his family at 3406 - 74th Ave., S. E., Mercer Island, Washington. Dr. Melvyn Stem, '56, is a resident in pediatrics at John Gaston Hospital, Memphis. When his residency is com- pleted. Dr. Stern will join the U. S. Air Force as a medical officer. L. A. Stricklin, Jr., '54, recently ac- cepted an executive position with Hess Oil and Chemical Corporation. He, his wife and three daughters reside at 47 Grace Drive, Old Bridge, New Jersey. Dr. William E. Riecken, Jr., '52, is chairman of the Section on Pre- ventative Medicine, Mississippi State Medical Association, and recently at- tended lectures in Aerospace Medi- cine at Brooks Air Force Base, Texas. Mrs. Riecken is the former Jeanennt Pridgen, '54. Lt. William H. Long, '58-'59, is sta- tioned with the U. S. Army in Stutt- gart, Germany. The new address for Lt. and Mrs. Long and their two year old daughter, Tina Hue, is: 93rd Engr. Co. (F.B.), APO 46, N. Y., N. Y. Captain Jesse W. Moore, '56, is ser- ving as chaplain with the U. S. Army, is stationed in St. Nazaire, France, Mrs. Moore, the former Anne Hupper ich, '58, and son, Mark, are accom- panying him on the tour. The Moore's address is 3993 USAT/G, APO 681; N. Y., N. Y. 26 Mrs. Robert Vansuch. nee Jo Ann >oper, '54, Captain Dave Balius, '53, ind Mrs. Balius, nee Virginia Kelly, 53, had a reunion in Africa recently. Jlrs. Vansuch's husband is principal if the school at Sidi Slimane, Air ■"orce Base, Morocco, and the two aniilies, who live within twelve miles if each other, met in Sidi Yahia, klorocco. Captain Balius is command- ng officer of a detached company of ilarines. Betty Dyess, '57, has been appointed Director of Children's Work for the ilississippi Conference of the Metho- list Church. She replaced Mrs. Fletch- ■r Wilson Swink, nee Geneala Van i^alkenburg, '50, who resigned. 1960-1962 Jack Ryan, '61, radio-television di- rector for Gordon Marks and Com- )any, contributed his theatrical talents three Jackson stage shows this sea- ion, both onstage and off. He was assistant director of musical comedies it the Jackson Little Theatre when he ioubled as performer and director, ind at Murrah High School, and ap- Deared in a dramatic role in a Jack- ion Little Theatre production earlier n the season, directed by Millsaps r'layers director Lance Goss. Joe Burnett, '60, was named chair- nan for the 1963 Red Cross fund and nembership campaign, Jasper Coun- ;y, Mississippi. Bettye West, '62, fifth grade teacher n Melbourne, Florida, recently doub- ed as special newspaper correspon- lent for the Yazoo City Herald, send- ng home personalized reports of her observations at Cape Canaveral. 3n Jilemoriam This column is dedicated to the memory of graduates, former stu- dents, 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: David Horace Bishop, professor of English at Millsaps, '00-'04 and '30-'32, who died January 8. He was a resi- dent of Oxford. Alexander Boyd Campbell, '10, who died February 20. He was a resident of Jackson. John Campbell, '29-'33, who died No- vember 30. He was a resident of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Mrs. Shelby N. Campbell (Sam Ap- plewhite), Grenada '03, who died April 11. She was a resident of Jackson. Robert R. Chichester, '09-'13, who died March 16. He was a resident of Edwards, Mississippi. The Reverend Victor Cranberry Clif- ford, '10-'13, who died December 21, He was a resident of Quitman, Missis- sippi. R. Burdette Craig, '12-'17, who died IMarch 29. He was a resident of Jones- boro, Arkansas, formerly of Houston, Mississippi. Mary Ann Damare, '59, who died May 15. She was a resident of Hous- ton, Texas, formerly of Jackson. ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OFFICERS — William E. Barksdale, center, Jack- son Chamber of Commerce executive, was named president for 1963-64. Pictured with Mr. Barksdale, left to right, are Judge Carl Guernsey, vice- president; Dr. Finger, Mrs. Thomas H. Boone, secretary; Barry Brindley, vice-president. Dr. Thomas F. McDonnell was also elected a vice-president in the alumni ballot-by-mail. SINGERS' TOURING BUS arrives at National Cathedral, Washington, D. C. Lemuel H. Doty, '98, who died in December. He was a resident of Bi- loxi. B. W. Downing, ■23-'27, who died in July. He was a resident of Mercedes, Texas. John R. Enochs, '15-'16, who died November 26. He was a resident of Osceola, Arkansas. John H. Finger, '28-'30, who died in February. He was a resident of Rip- ley, Mississippi. Mrs. Mittie J. Huddleston, of Jack- son, who died May 31. She was the wife of the late Dr. George W. Hud- dleston, a Methodist minister and pro- fessor at Millsaps. W. M. Jones, Jr., '50, who died March 24. He was a resident of Itta Bena, Mississippi, formerly of Jack- son. Pugh Lightcap, '30-'32, who died May 16. He was a resident of Silver City, Mississippi. John William Loch, '07, who died March 6. He was a resident of Mem- phis. Dr. William Robert Lott, Sr., 11-12, who died February 2. He was a retired minister who lived in Kilmichael. Charlie C. Scott, '05-'06, who died November 10. He was a resident of Jackson. Colonel Joe R. Simpson, Jr., '39-'40, who died January 24 in a plane crash. He was a resident of Roswell, New Mexico, formerly of Jackson. Dr. Roy L. Smith, Lit. D. '44, who died in May. He was a resident of San Bernardino, California. Mrs. Sam Stanley (Grace Henry), Grenada, '28-'32, who died April 2. She was a resident of North Carroll- ton, Mississippi. Mrs. J. Sam Ward (Susie Newell), '28-'30, who died February 25 after a long illness. She was a resident of Harrisville, Mississippi. Marvin E. Wiggins, Sr., '06-'07, who died March 9. He was a resident of Jackson. 27 Trustees Pay Tribute To Campbell A. Boyd Campbell was awarded the B.S. degree from Millsaps Col- lege in 1910. On Wednesday, Feb- ruary 20, 1963, he died, ending a lifetime of service to the commun- ity, to the state and nation, and to his alma mater. On the day after Mr. Campbell's death, the board of trustees of Millsaps College met and adopted the following citation in tribute to the outstanding Mill- saps alumnus: CITATION Millsaps College owes to no man in this generation a more profound debt of gratitude than that which it owes to Boyd Campbell. First in the out- standing success which he has made in the business world, he reflected honor on his Alma Mater. He went out as a graduate from this institution to found a business organization, in a comparatively small city, on such a basis and with such success that he became and was recognized in the commercial world as a national figure. No Mississippian ever gained a high- er pinnacle of recognition in the busi- ness realm than that attained by him. American trade is pre-eminent throughout the world. Its present-day organization, performance and dom- inance have never been surpassed in all history. The supreme commercial group, standing at the apex of the colossal business structures of this na- tion, is the United States Chamber of Connmerce, an organization composed of the leaders of American trade. There is no more coveted nor conspic- uous position in the entire business world, than the presidency of that organization. Boyd Campbell was se- lected as the President of the United States Chamber of Commerce, a po- sition which he filled with such fidelity and distinction that he attained in- ternational prominence. He held numerous other honors and high positions of trust. For many years he was a member of the Board of Directors of one of the great rail- road systems of the nation. He was on the board of a great utility com- pany, a leading bank, an outstand- ing insurance company and many other business organizations. THE BOYD CAMPBELL STUDENT CENTER — Scene of com- mencement exercises, June 2, 1963. But the real glory of his life cannot be determined by material calcula- tions. It is not reckoned by fiscal standards; it is not measured by bus- iness success. Its splendor lies in his achievements each day, in service to mankind, in dreams of a better, nobler, and more exalted world, and in the exercising of that courage, faith and effort necessary for the realiza- tion of those dreams. Boyd Camp- bell's untiring efforts, and his tremen- dous accomplishments in the religious, educational, the civic and philanthrop- ic spheres, surpassed even his wonder- ful success in the commercial system. Many worthy causes, many benev- olent organizations, many splendid in- stitutions were benefited and became better and more useful as a result of his generous contributions and untir- ing efforts. But in all the field of his activities, Millsaps College was al- ways his greatest love. From the time of his graduation in 1910, he was one of the college's most loyal supporters. For approximately one-third of a cen- tury, and until less than a year ago, he served Millsaps in the vitally im- portant position of Treasurer. As the Treasurer of the institution, he gave unstintingly of his valuable time, his splendid ability, his sagacious counsel, and his outstanding business capacity. Under many trying circumstances and severe situations down through the years, his wise and discerning leader- ship has transformed financial ad- versity into successful accomplish- ment. The able manner in which he handled the monetary affairs of the college brought almost unbelievable results. He was always in the van- guard of those who believe in the sterl- ing value, the present worth, and the great future of Millsaps. Believing in those things, he constantly demonstrat- ed his willingness to do whatever was necessary to insure the permanency of the institution, to the end that it might continue to bring religious education! of the highest caliber to the youth of this region. As an expression of its lasting ap-' preciation for the life and service of this wonderful friend of the college, pursuant to a recommendation made by the Executive Committee of the Board, at its last meeting some days ago, the Board of Trustees, in session assembled, has determined as an evi- dence of its deep sense of gratitude, to announce that by its action this day taken, the structure on the campus of Millsaps College, heretofore called the Student Union Building, shall here^ after be designated and known as the Boyd Campbell Student Center. Be it further known and determined that the Board of Trustees hereby ex- presses its genuine appreciation for the devoted service Boyd Campbell al- ways rendered to the institution, and for the eminent life of leadership, use fulness, illustrious achievement, and noble service which he has given to humanity. Along with thousands of others throughout the nation Millsaps mourns the going of this great man whose life and work has made such an imprint on the State of Mississippi, but it does so with the realization that the achievements of such a one do not fade with the mortal body, but live on as a blessing in the minds and hearts of those who knew and loved him. 28 Mary Lene Atkins to Newt Parks Sarrison, '57. Living in Jackson where Mr. Harrison is associated with the law firm of Brunini, Everett, Gran- tham, and Quin. Kay Diane Cullifer, '61-'62, to Virgil Baker Gunter, Jr. Living in Oxford. Pauline Dickson, '59-63, to Frank Frederick Akers, Jr. Living in Lees- ville, Louisiana. Ruth Holmes Elliott, '60 '61, to Rob- ert Nicholas Stockett. Living in Ox- ford. Nancy Gray, '61-'62, to Thomas Smith Doty, Jr. Living in Jackson. Barbara Ann Griffin, '59 '61, to Ly- man Moody Simms, Jr., '62. Living in Charlottesville, Virginia, where Mr. Simms is attending graduate school at the University of Virginia. Mary Rich Hobgood, '60-'62, to Lynn Hugh Sanders. Living in Memphis, Tennessee, where Mrs. Sanders is presently a student at the Memphis Academy of Art and Memphis State University. Phyllis Ruth Johnson, '61, to Carey Walton Campbell. Living in Jackson. Mary Luran Luper, January, '63, to Howard Curtis Flowers, Jr., '58-'61. Living in Cartersville, Georgia, where both are teaching. Betty Marie McMullen, '63, to Alan Howard Harrigill, '63. Ola Sue May to Harry Geotes, '58. Living in Long Beach, Mississippi. Nancy Bryan Meek, '59-'63, to Den- nis Melle Graham. Peggy Jean Perry, '58, to Walter McKennon Denny, Jr. Living in Jack- son. Dee Ann Pettit to William Murphey Rainey, '59. Living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where Mr. Rainey is studying for his master's degree. Hazel Dean Robison to Henry Wyatt Clowe, '33. Living in Jackson. Martha Jean Scott, '59-'62, to Rob- ert Edward Aldridge, '62. Living in Jackson. Mary Ricks Thornton to Dr. Frank Howard Tucker, Jr., '58. Living in Jackson, where Dr. Tucker is doing a residency in general surgery at the University Medical Center. Geneala Van Valkenburgh, '50, to the Reverend Fletcher Wilson Swink. Liv- ing in Falls Church, Virginia. Annie Leon Weaver, '60, to Lt. Je- rome Matthew Modolo. Living in To- peka, Kansas. Sophie Hutson Weston to Dr. Wil- liam Frank Sistrunk, '54. Living in Jackson. Beverly Ann Wilhite to Dan Ander- son Mcintosh, III, '62. Living in Ox- ford, Mississippi. Elizabeth Ann Willey, '57-'58, '61, to Jimmy Britt Lovette. Living in Clarks- dale, where Mrs. Lovette is teaching high school. V^TU^t AtOf^N' (Children listed in this column must be under one year of age. Please re- port births promptly to assure publi- cation. ) Martha Sue Allen, born April 30 to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde R. Allen, Jr. (Nancy Sue Norton), '59-'62, of Jack- son. Valerie Ann Balius, born September 7 to Captain and Mrs. David H. Balius (Virginia Kelly), both '53, of Kenitra, i\Iorocco. Davy, 8, and Kelly, 5, com- plete the family. John Scott Barlow, born March 29 to Mr. and Mrs. John C. Barlow, Jr. (Lynn Bacot, '53), of Theodore, Ala- bama. Lisa Anne Baumgartner, born De- cember 8 to Mr. and Mrs. John Baum- gartner (Glenda Glenn, '55) of Water- ford, Ireland. She was welcomed by Kay, 6, and David. 5. Catherine Anne Bourne, born August 1 to Mr. and Mrs. John D. Bourne, Jr. (Jewel Taylor, '60) of Huntsville, Alabama. Peter Emmett Burnett, born Septem- ber 6 to the Reverend and Mrs. James P. Burnett (Julia Allen), '55 and '54, of Sacramento, California. He was welcomed by Bill, 4. and Bob, 2. Christopher Rodger Busbee, born to Mr. and Mrs. K. D. Busbee (Sue Mo- zingo, '59), of Dallas, Texas on Feb- ruary 22. Joni Renee Case, born March 5 to the Reverend and Mrs. John M. Case (Ellen McClung), '59 and '58-'59, of Jackson. She was welcomed by Mark, 3. Van A. Cavett, III, born February 13 to Mr. and Mrs. Van A. Cavett, Jr. of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mr. Ca- vett graduated in 1953. David Earl Cox, born to Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Cox of Jackson on March 25. Mr. Cox graduated in 1947. Patricia Ann Curtis, born September 17 to Mr. and Mrs. Pat H. Curtis of Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. Curtis grad- uated in 1953. Lynn and Jann com- plete the family. ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-SEVEN graduates received diplomas at commencement exercises. Top scholars were Carleen Smith, Vicksburg; Elise Matheny, Meridian; Ann Elizabeth Jenkins, Laurel; and Lawrence Coleman, Meridian. 29 Allan Thomas Dawson, born Febru- ary 21 to Mr. and Mrs. Allan J. Daw- son (Julia Anne Beckes, '59) of Milton, Florida. Kathleen Dawn Day, born December 31 to Mr. and Mrs. George A. Day of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. Day graduated in 1951. Katherine Louise Feldmann, born May 18, 1962, to Mr. and Mrs. Kurt L. Feldmann of New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Feldmann graduated in 1960. Brent Randolph Hardy, born Novem- ber 2 to Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Hardy (Ida Fae Emmerich, '48), of San Antonio, Texas. Charles, 4, and Don- ald, V/2, complete the family. Stephen Kary Holston, born March 19 to the Reverend and Mrs. Wilton S. Holston (Shirley Shipp), '51 and '49-'51, of Cary Mississippi. He was welcomed by Eva Lynn, 6'/4, and Lisa, 2. Julia Elizabeth Johnson, born Feb- ruary 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Johnson (Gwen Harwell), both '60, of Clarksdale. Kevin Nicholas King, born January 2 to the Reverend and Mrs. Jack B. King (Ilah Mae Nicholas), both '57, of Belden, Mississippi. He was welcomed by Richard, 2. Lisa Kay King, born May 12 to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. King (Frances Yvonne Mclnturff, '51), of Hesston, Kansas. John Howard Little, born February 13 to Mr. and Mrs. John B. Little, Jr. (Lonetta Wells), both '54, of Jackson. He was welcomed by Cindy, 4. Sherri Lynn Loflin, born March 25 to the Reverend and Mrs. Jack Loflin (Martha Jo Nail), '56 and '54, of Bude, Mississippi. She was welcomed by Vickie, SVz, and Ann, 2. Donna Marie McClung, born May 17 to Mr. and Mrs. George V. McClung (Shirley Faye Dean), '58-'60 and '60- '62, of Monroe, Louisiana. Patricia Lynn McCormick, born Feb- ruary 22 to the Reverend and Mrs. James R. McCormick (Patricia Louise Chunn), both '57, of Scottsdale, Arizo- na. James Mark, 3, completes the family. Susanne Kathleen Naylor, born Jan- uary 24 to Mr. and Mrs. Thomes Her- bert Naylor ("Judy" Scales), '58 and '57-'59, of New Orleans, Louisiana. Clair Rebecca Powell, born to Dr. and Mrs. William F. Powell (Joan Lee), both '56, of Corpus Christi, Texas, on August 24. Martha, 3V2, welcomed the newcomer, Roy Byrd Price, III, born February 1 to Mr. and Mrs. Roy B. Price, Jr. (Barbara Swann), '55 and '57, of Columbus, Mississippi. He was wei- ■ comed by Elizabeth, 3. Robert King Rice, IV2 months, adopt- The Eye of the Camera is a constant observer of campus life. Our camera's watchful eye recorded these 1963 spring highlights for the pleasure of the alumni. ed by Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Rice (Kath- erine King, '51-'53), of Gulfport, on December 13. Leslie Fisher Smith, born March 21 to Mr. and Mrs. V. K. Smith, Jr. (Almyra Fisher), '53 and '56, of Mad- ison, Mississippi. Jennifer Lynn Tomlin, born Febru- ary 22 to Mr. and Mrs. William Durand Tomlin of Jackson. Mr. Tomlin at- tended '56-'59. Mrs. Tomlin is the former Frances Ann Haynes, daugh- ter of R. R. Haynes, retired Millsaps professor. William Stewart Tomlinson, born February 27 to the Reverend and Mrs. Samuel A. Tomlinson, III (Glenda Wadsworth), both '58, of Corinth, Mis- sissippi. Rose Lorene Trigg, born March 22 to the Reverend and Mrs. O. Gerald Trigg (Rose Cunningham), '56 and '57, of Pascagoula, Mississippi. She was welcomed by Mark, 3. John Michael Turnlpseed, born No- vember 30 to Mr. and Mrs. Gene Turnipseed (Sandra Huggins), '61 and '59, of Pensacola, Florida. David Thompson Upton, born to the Reverend and Mrs. Edwin T. Upton of Tulsa, Oklahoma, on February 10. The Reverend Upton graduated in 1956. Carl Vines Wilson, born April 25 to Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Jr. (Nancy Caroline Vines, '54-'56) of Richardson, Texas. Joseph Edward, 2y2, completes the family. 30 The Singers take "time out" during the spring tour for hiking by a mountain stream. Millsaps Player Beth Boswell — a memorable Jenny in the Players' production of "Threepenny Opera," directed by Lance Goss. Partners in Success Brigadier General Robert E. Blount, '28, headed the arrangements committee for the Singers' Washington, D. C, concerts, directed by C. Leland Byler. Waiting while the ladies talk — a familiar pastime at the 1913 class reunion. Around the punch bowl, and in committee meetings, Millsaps alumni contribute to the excellence that is Millsaps College. 31 Millsaps College .<#s»>^^* r -4.. '^. 1 '■ ■ KZI^oc? K]®'(k©© millsaps college alumni news summer, 1963 "»-W. >" ■»' millsaps college alumni magazine summer, 1963 MERGED INSTITUTIONS: Grenada College, Whitworth College, Millsaps College. MEMBER: American Alumni Council, American College Public Relations As- sociation. CONTENTS 3 Campus Summer 6 SuUivan-Harrell Renovated 7 College Plans to Lease Land 8 A Short History of Education 11 From This Day Future Alumni In Memoriam 12 Events of Note 14 Major Miscellany Volume 4 July, 1963 Number 4 Published quarterly by Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. Entered as second class matter on Oc- tober 15, 1959, at the Post Office in Jackson, Mis- sissippi, under the Act of August 24, 1912. Shirley Caldwell, '56, Editor James J. Livesay, '41, Executive Director, Alumni Association Photography by Lloyd A tor, '66 Statistics of Births, Marriages, Deaths compiled by Linda Perkins, '64 Summer on the campus reveals scenes such as these — all self-explanatory. Summer without tennis, even when the sun's rays bounce off the court and double the intensity of the heat? — unheard of. Then there's tutoring, and there are big discussions — probably of politics in this election year. All are a part of the campus and of summer. Campus Summer It's a beautiful campus in the sum- mer — perhaps not the favorite of many who prefer the softness of spring or the richness of autumn — but beautiful, nevertheless. The days are long and hot, but there are compensations in the shade of thick foliage, in the soft- ness of carpets of grass, in the sudden coolness of a summer shower, in the often unbroken stillness of the cam- pus, in the peacefulness of dusk. The pink and white of spring are gone, replaced by summer's greens and blues and yellows. Summer's col- ors are serene, giving lie to the in- tensity of the sun and the heat. Sum- mer itself gives an antithetical aura of intensity and lassitude. Indeed, both moods prevail. Much work must be accomplished in the two five-week-long summer terms, a fact muted by the casual appearance of students and faculty. Much prepara- tion for the coming year is going on in the offices, but lack of pressure and deadlines give a seeming quietness. Many changes are taking place, as in the renovation of SuUivan-Harrell Science Hall and the building of a sorority lodge. In spite of the heat, many students engage in athletic ac- tivities such as swimming, golf, and tennis. But the main atmosphere is seren- ity. Afternoons all one hears is the clack of typewriters or calculators or, occasionally, the roar of a lawnmower outside. Classes end at 12:10, and students retreat to the coolness and quietness of the library or to the com- fort of the dormitory. There are no rehearsals to attend, no practice ses- sions for athletics, no meetings of honoraries or organizations — only study. Campus Summef Dean Frank M. Laney directs the summer session. He is also a mem- ber of the Admissions Committee. I n Murrah and the Union Building administrative duties are proceeding. The Dean of Students and Dean of Women are busy making dormitory room assignments, talldng to con- cerned parents of embryonic adults, preparing to help the freshmen ad- just to a new life. In the Alumni Office plans for the new year are being processed. Alumni Fund records for the old year are be- ing closed and statistics compiled. Homecoming plans are taking shape and goals for the new year are being set. Major Notes receives its share of attention, and the never-ending pro- cess of keeping addresses up to date goes on. Records are checked and cross-checked, personal data are filed, mailings are sent out. The Admissions Committee is at- tempting to select a student body which will best benefit by what Mill- saps has to offer. The Registrar's Office keeps up with absences and grades, mails transcripts, keeps files on current and future students. The President's Office, the Development Office, the Dean's Office, the Busi- ness Office — all are busy with regu- lar and coming-session duties. Incoming freshman Margaret Allen of Greenville, visits the campus witJ her mother to make plans for the fall Measuring a Founders Hall window foi curtains was one preparatory task. The Executive Committee of th« Alumni Association is one of the groups active in the summer. Pictured fronr the left are J. W. Wood, College Busi ness Manager; J. J. Livesay, Execu tive Director of the Alumni Associa tion; T. F. McDonnell, vice-president; Charlton Roby, past president; W. E Barksdale, president; Mrs. T. H Boone, secretary; Fred Ezelle, pasi president; Barry Brindley, vice-presi dent; Carl Guernsey, vice-president; and Dean Frank Laney. Upper left: Millsaps' version of "The rhinker" contemplates — who knows what? Upper right: Between classes stu- dents wait until the last minute before venturing: out into the hot, glaring sun. Lower right: Study is the principal occupation of the summer student, who must complete a semester's work in five weeks. Below: The casual look belies the hard work compressed into the two summer terms. T o the student summer is an op- portunity to catch a ride on Time's coattails — to reduce the number of years required for a degree. For some it is a time to strengthen themselves in subjects in which they were weak. Others simply desire to speed the process. Still others wish to take sub- jects which they cannot work into the regular session. Whatever one's purpose, there's a great deal of work involved. Classes meet six days a week, ninety minutes each. A professor teaching his first summer session was surprised to note that the summer student spends the same amount of time in class as the regular session student. There are still research papers to write and projects to complete. There's very little outside of study to occupy the student's time. Every- thing — both civic and collegiate — slows down. There are no concerts, no recitals, very few plays, no meet- ings. There are bridge games, sum- mer recreational activities, bridge games, religious activities, bridge games, and movies. New Look for Sullivan- Harrell Approximately $350,000 is being spent to renovate Sullivan-Harrell Science Hall this summer. The build- ing will feature seven chemistry lab- oratories, five physics laboratories, five biology laboratories, eight faculty offices, and two lecture rooms. New equipment will be installed in new research laboratories. All classrooms, research laboratories and faculty of- fices will be air-conditioned. The electrical system will be completely reworked. The pictures shown here are inter- esting from a photographic point of view more than because of what they show of the renovation. Lloyd Ator, '66, was the photographer. Selj-Support Plan Presented College Plans to Lease Land In the never-ending search for more 'unds, required by the never-ending juest for ever-higher quality educa- ;ion, Millsaps College has in recent .veeks found itself the center of a controversy. Several weeks ago the College an- lounced that 23y2 acres of its campus ivould be leased for the erection of a shopping center. This was being lone because it would bring to the Zlollege badly needed funds for im- provement of faculty salaries, a vital lecessity in the recruitment of good Leachers, and for other improvements, rhe College operated on a tighter-than- iisual budget in 1962-63. The Mississippi and North Missis- sippi Conferences of the Methodist "hurch, which control the College, gave overwhelming approval to the plan. The Board of Trustees approved it unanimously. The Executive Com- mittee of the Alumni Association is- sued a "Statement of Support" which stated in part: "The matter of the use of the land available to the College has been given careful study by businessmen, clerical leaders, and college officials, and it is their considered judgment that the leasing of this property will in no manner limit the growth or effective functioning of the College as an in- stitution of higher education. "Institutions independent of state control are facing grave financial cri- ses. Current sources of support must be dramatically increased and new sources of support must be quickly found and utilized to the fullest if these institutions are to serve the future as they have the past. "It is, therefore, incumbent upon institutions such as Millsaps College to do everything they can to help themselves before asking others to help. The leasing of this land will be Millsaps' effort to be a good stew- ard of its own possessions. This is not only sound business, it is evidence of moral responsibility." The City Council agreed tentatively to rezone the property for restricted commercial use. Within days pro- tests were being received by the Coun- cil and the College, and the local papers were receiving letters decry- ing the move. A hearing on the re- zoning was postponed on a plea by a lawyer representing the dissenting group and at this point is still in the future. The area involved is the northern section of the campus bordering Wood- row Wilson between North State and North West streets — 23'2 acres of the College's 100. Midtown Development Corporation has leased the land for 99 years. L. T. Rogers, Jr., owner, stated that only quality stores would be allowed. Plans have been made for 1,900 off-the-street parking spaces. Mr. Rogers agreed to give the State Highway Department sufficient land fronting Woodrow Wil- son to convert the street to six lanes and to set aside ten or fifteen feet along North State for future widening. City Planning Board Spokesman Lloyd Montgomery said a "thorough study of the entire area by a consult- ing engineer shows that a shopping center is not the best use for the land." Objectors say that the shopping cen- ter would destroy the beauty of the campus. Sonne insist that the College can obtain sufficient funds without this step. Some claim that Major Mill- saps' vision of the campus when he donated the land did not include such commercialization. On the other side of the picture, Karl Wolfe, Mississippi's foremost artist, asked, "Do we have to assume that commercialization of property any- where in this city necessarily carries with it the threat of ugliness? If we do, we thereby declare ourselves void of the imagination which, given proper encouragement, can make architec- ture and its attendant landscaping, commercial or otherwise, an asset, a thing of beauty, rather than a mon- strous blight. "It has been estimated by experts that the needs of the school far into the future can be adequately served by forty acres. The same experts be- lieve new buildings should be taller and closer together for greater ef- ficiency. Efficiency is one of the needs of most schools." As for funds, it is true that Millsaps alumni have given over $100,000 this year through the Alumni Fund, the Development Campaign, scholarships, and other sources. But the largest part of this goes for physical improve- ment, such as the renovation of Sul- livan-Harrell and the erection of a fine arts building. Money from the Alumni Fund is used for current ex- penses and is budgeted. This, then, is the picture. It should be clear to all that the "crisis in higher education" which has been talked about so long is no longer simp- ly "talk." It is with us, and Millsaps is feeling the pinch. Some of her fin- est teachers have left for better-pay- ing jobs in areas less torn by strife. Replacement — real replacement, with teachers equally gifted and well qual- ified — will be difficult. Millsaps must be able to offer salaries that are in line with her reputation. It was felt that the alumni, above all, should be informed about the College's position. The issue may be settled by the time Major Notes is released. Whatever the outcome, it is hoped that this explanation will help the alumni to understand what was and is involved. A SHORT HISTORY OB By Richard Armour ILLUSTRATIONS BY CLYDE SATTERWHITE. Prehistoric Times Little is known about higher education during the Stone Age, which perhaps is just as well. Because of a weakness in the liberal arts, the B.A. was not offered, and there was only the B.S., or Bachelor of Stones. Laboratory facilities were meager, owing to a lack of government contracts and support from private industry, but the stars were readily available, on clear nights, for those interested in astronomy. (Scholars, who went around without much on, looked at the stars with the naked eye.) Prehistoric students, being before history, faile to comprehend the fundamentals of the subject, such i its being divided into Ancient, Medieval, and Moderi There were no College Boards. This was fortunati because without saw or plane, boards were rough. Nor were there any fraternities. The only clubs o the campus were those carried by the students or, i self-defense, by members of the faculty. Alumni organizations were in their infancy, wher some of them have remained. The alumni secretar occupied a small cave, left behind when the director c development moved to a larger one. While waiting fc contributions to conne in, he idly doodled on the wal completely unaware that art critics would someday mis take his drawings of certain members of the board c trustees for dinosaurs and saber-toothed tigers. The Alumni Quarterly came out every quarter of century, and was as eagerly awaited as it is today. [ I The Classical Period In Ancient Athens everyone knew Greek, and i ancient Rome everyone knew Latin, even small childre — which those who have taken Elementary Greek o Elementary Latin will find hard to believe. Universitie wishing to teach a language which had little practica use but was good for mental discipline could have of fered English if they had thought of it. Buildings were all in the classical style, and wha looked like genuine marble was genuine marble. How ever, philosophy classes were sometimes held on th steps, the students being so eager to learn that the; couldn't wait to get inside. The Peripatetic School was a college where thi professors kept moving from town to town, closely folj lowed by students and creditors. Sometimes lectures weni held in the Groves of Academe, where students couk munch apples and olives and occasionally cast an anxiou! eye at birds in the branches overhead. Under the Caesars, taxation became so burdensomf that Romans in the upper brackets found they might a: well give money to their Alma Mater instead of lettini the State have it. Thus it was that crowds often gatherec along the Appian Way to applaud a spirited chariot race between the chairman of the funds drive and the ta> collector, each trying to get to a good prospect first. The word '.'donor" comes from the Latin donare, tc give, and is not to be confused with dunare, to dun, thougi it frequently is. They dreamed of quitting before exams and going off on a crusade. Copywright 1962 by Editorial Projects for Education, Inc. rights reserved. Al DUCATION English could have been chosen as a mental discipline course. When a prominent alumnus was thrown to the lions, customary procedure in the alumni offices was to ob- serve a moment of silence, broken only by the sound of munching. Then the secretary, wrapping his toga a little more tightly around him, solemnly declared, "Well, we might as well take him off the cultivation list." rhe Middle Ages In the period known as the Dark Ages, or nighthood, ^veryone was in the dark. Higher education survived only because of illuminated manuscripts, which were dis- covered during a routine burning of a library. It is interesting to reconstruct a typical classroom scene: a group of dedicated students clustered around a glowing piece of parchment, listening to a lecture in Advanced Monasticism, a ten-year course. If some found it hard to concentrate, it was because they were dreaming about quitting before exams and going off on a crusade. Some left even sooner, before the end of the lecture, having spied a beautiful damsel being pursued by a dragon who had designs on her. Damsels, who were invariably in distress, wrought havoc on a young man's grade-point average. Members of the faculty were better off than previous- ly, because they wore coats of armor. Fully accoutered, and with their visors down, they could summon up enough courage to go into the president's office and ask for a promotion even though they had not published a thing. At this time the alumni council became more ag- gressive in its fund drives, using such persuasive de- vices as the thumbscrew, the knout, the rack, and the wheel. A wealthy alumnus would usually donate gen- erously if a sufficient number of alumni, armed with pikestaffs and halberds, could cross his moat and storm his castle walls. A few could be counted on to survive the rain of stones, arrows, and molten lead. Such a group of alumni, known as "the committee," was customarily conducted to the castle by a troubador, who led in the singing of the Alma Mater Song the while. The Renaissance During the Renaissance, universities sprang up all over Europe. You could go to bed at night, with not a university around, and the next morning there would be two universities right down the street, each with a faculty, student body, campanile, and need for additional endowment. The first universities were in Italy, where Dante was required reading. Some students said his "Paradise" and "Purgatory" were as hard as "Hell." Boccaccio was not required but was read anyhow, and in the original Italian, so much being lost in translation. Other institu- tions soon followed, such as Heidelberg, where a popular elective was Duelling 103a, b, usually taken concurrently with First Aid, and the Sorbonne, which never seemed to catch on with tourists as much as the Eiffel Tower, the Folies Bergere, and Napoleon's Tomb. In England there was Oxford, where by curious coincidence, all of the young instructors were named Don. There was also Cambridge. The important thing about the Renaissance, which was a time of awakening (even in the classroom), was education of the Whole Man. Previously such vital parts as the elbows and ear lobes had been neglected. The graduate of a university was supposed, above all, to be a Gentleman. This meant that he should know such things as archery, falconry, and fencing (subjects now largely relegated to Physical Education and given only one-half credit per semester), as well as, in the senior year, how to use a knife and fork. During the Renaissance, the works of Homer, Virgil, and other classical writers were rediscovered, much to the disappointment of students. Alumni officials concentrated their efforts on secur- ing a patron, someone rich like Lorenzo de' Medici, some- one clever like Machiavelli, or (if they wished to get rid of a troublesoine member of the administration) someone really useful like Lucrezia Borgia. Colonial America The first universities in America were founded by the Puritans. This explains the strict regulations about Late Hours, Compulsory Chapel, No Liquor on the Cam- pus, and Off-Limits to Underclassmen which still exist at many institutions. Some crafts were taught, but witchcraft was an extracurricular activity. Witch-burning, on the other hand, was the seventeenth century equivalent of hanging a football coach in effigy at the end of a bad season. Though deplored, it was passed off by the authorities as attributable to "'youthful exuberance." Harvard set the example for naming colleges after donors. William and Mary, though making a good try, failed to starj; a trend for using first names. It was more successful, however, in starting Phi Beta Kappa, a fraternity which permitted no rough stuff in its initiations. At first the Phi Beta Kappa key was worn on the key ABOUT THE AUTHOR Richard Armour is the author of 22 books of humor and satire, including the recent Golf Is a Four-Letter Word. In addition to his books, he has written more than 5,000 pieces of light verse and prose for magazines in the United States and Great Britain. He is, as well, professor of English and dean of the faculty at Scripps College in Claremont, California. Professor Armour has a Ph.D. from Harvard. He has taught not only at Scripps College, where he has been on the faculty since 1945, but also at the University of Texas, Northwestern University, Wells College, University of Freiburg, and University of Hawaii. ring, but the practice went out with the discovery of the watch chain and vest. During the Colonial Period, alumni officials limited their fund-raising activities to those times when an alum- nus was securely fastened, hands and legs, in the stocks. In this position he was completely helpless and gave generously, or could be frisked. Revolutionary America Higher education came to a virtual standstill during the Revolution — every able-bodied male having enlisted for the duration. Since the ROTC was not yet established, college men were forced to have other qualifications for a commission, such as money. General George Washington was given an honorary degree by Harvard, and this helped see him through the difficult winter at Valley Forge. Since he gave no com- mencement address, it is assumed that he made a sub- stantial contribution to the building fund. Then again, mindful of the reputation he had gained through Parson Weems's spreading of the cherry tree story, he may have established a chair in ethics. Unlike the situation during World War I, when col- leges and universities abandoned the teaching of Ger- man in order to humiliate the Kaiser, the Colonists waged the Revolutionary War successfully without prohibiting the teaching of English. They did, however, force stu- dents to substitute such good old American words as "suspenders" for "braces," and themes were marked down when the spelling "tyre" was used for "tire" and "colour" for "color." The alumni publication, variously called the Alumni Bulletin, the Alumni Quarterly, and the Alumni News- letter, was probably invented at this time by Benjamin Franklin, who invented almost everything else, including bifocals and kites. The first such publication was prob- ably Poor Alumnus' Almanac, full of such homely sayings as "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise enough to write his Alma Mater into his will." Contemporary America In the nineteenth century, denominational colleges were founded in all parts of the country, especially Ohio. In the smaller of these colleges, money was mostly given in small denominations. A few colleges were not named after John Wesley. State universities came into being at about the same time, and were tax supported. Every taxpayer was therefore a donor, but without getting his name on a building or being invited to dinner by the president. The taxpayer, in short, was in the same class as the Anony- mous Giver, but not because he asked that his name be withheld. About the middle of the nineteenth century, women were admitted to college. This was done (1) to relieve men of having to take women's parts in dramatic produc- tions, (2) to provide cheer leaders with shapelier legs, and (3) to recruit members for the Women's Glee Club, which was not prospering. Women students came to be known as co-eds, meaning that they went along with a man's education, and he could study and date simul- taneously. It was not realized, when they were admitted, that women would get most of the high marks, especially from professors who graded on curves. In the twentieth century, important strides were made, such as the distinction which developed between education and Education. Teachers came to be trained in what were at first called Normal Schools. With the The Alumni Council became more aggressive in itsj fund drives. I detection of certain abnormalities, the name was changed' to Teachers Colleges. John Dewey introduced Progressive Education, whereby students quickly knew more than their teachers; and told them so. Robert Hutchins turned the University of Chicago upside down, thereby necessitating a new building program. At St. John's College everyone studied the Great Books, which were more economical because they did not come out each year in a revised edition. Educational television gave college professors an excuse for owning a television set, which they had previously maintained would destroy the reading habit. This made it possible for them to watch Westerns and old mpvies without losing status. ' Of recent years, an increasing number of students spend their junior year abroad. This enables them to get a glimpse of professors who have been away for several, years on Fulbrights and .Guggenheims. Student government has grown apace, students now not only governing themselves but giving valuable sugges- tions, in the form of ultimatums, to the presidents and deans. In wide use is the Honor System, which maKes the professor leave the room during an examination because he is not to be trusted. p Along with these improvements in education has come a subtle change in the American alumnus. No longer interested only in the record of his college's football team, he is likely to appear at his class reunion full of such penetrating questions as "Why is the tuition higher than it was in 1934?" "Is it true that 85% of the members of the faculty are Communists?" and "How can I get my son (or daughter) in?" Alumni magazines have kept pace with such advance- ments. The writing has improved, thanks to schools of journalism, until there is excitement and suspense even in the obituary column. Expression has reached such a high point of originality that a request for funds may appear, at first reading, to be a gift offer. However, if pictorial content continues to increase, it will not be necessary for alumni to know how to read. This cannot come too soon. 10 Sandra Leigh Aldridge, '62, to Hugh Clifford Shaw, Jr. Living in Neder- land, Texas. Sherron Bennett, '60-'61, to James Walter Hathcock. Nancy Gene Blackmon, '63, to Hal Templeton Fowlkes, Jr., '63. Frances Florence Buttross, '53-'54, to Travis Gurley Payne. Jane Pearson Crisler, '61, to 1st Lt. James Paul Wince. Sally Cunningham, '60-'61, to Robert L. Gay. Sue Jean Downing, '60, to Jim S. Legan. Elaine Everitt, '60, to Raymond Car- roll Turpin, Jr. Carole Jean Goodgame to Edward Lee Gieger, Jr., '61. Elizabeth Ann Griffith to Lawrence \rnold Coleman, '63. Clara Frances Jackson, '62, to Stephen Cardwell Meisburg, '63. Liv- ng in Lexington, Kentucky. Emily Ann Lemasson, '62, to Dr. Don Newcomb. Living in Norfolk, i^'irginia. Nancy Beth Loper, '63, to James Surke Martin, '58-'60. Living in Gulf- Dort. Marcella Anne Lowry, '58-'60, to Robert Oliver Gray. Living at Fair- ;hild Air Force Base, Washington. Ella Louise McClinton, '62, to James A^illiams Shannon. Living in Quitman, Vlississippi. Nancy Elise Matheny, '63, to Robert Gardner Shoemaker, '63. Living in \ustin, Texas. Judith Ann Monk, '62, to Barrie Mc- \rthur. Mary Ann Orndorff, '61, to Charles Aubrey Gullette. Living in Jackson. Patricia Lynn Parker to Dr. Leo \Jexander Farmer, '59. Living in Fackson. Nancy Catherine Regan, '59-'60, to 5am Nolen. Living in Shreveport, Louisiana. Marion Virginia Slater, '58, to Dr. William Earl Noblin, III, '59. Living in 5an Antonio, Texas. Nell Carleen Smith, '63, to Robert Velson Leggett, Jr., '62. Living in i:hapel Hill, North Carolina. Lois Carolyn Summerford to Joseph Foshua Stevens, Jr., '62. Barbara Sue Thompson, '62, to Don- ald Clifford Michel. Living in Jackson. Charlotte Dianne Utesch, '62, to Robert Reed Kain. Living in Mel- bourne, Florida. Katherine Caruthers Walt, '62, to Leslie Crawford Grice. Living in In- diatlantic, Florida. Flora Neal Wamble to William Gar- land Wills, III, '51. Living in Jackson. Mary Alice White, '60, to David Gun- ning Robinson. Living in Fort Myers, Florida. Ann Kathleen Williams to the Rev- erend Robert Enoch Gentry, '59. Penelope Jane Wofford, '62, to Ed- ward Franklin Cox. Living in Eau Gallic, Florida. ^UTu^e alomn' (Children listed in this column must be under one year of age. Please re- port births promptly to assure publi- cation.) Paul Garrison ("Gary") Graham, born May 16 to Dr. and Mrs. William L. Graham (Betty Garrison), both '58, of New Orleans, Louisiana. Harold Edward McDaniel, II, born March 1 to Mr. and Mrs. Max Mc- Daniel (Sandra Miller), both '57, of Grand Island, New York. Samuel Oliver Massey, III, born June 19 to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Oli- ver Massey, Jr. (Mary Lynn Graves), '53 and '55, of Picayune, Mississippi. He was welcomed by Sheri Lynn, 5'2, and Sandra Leigh, 4V2. Nancy Elizabeth Morse, born May 6 to Mr. and Mrs. John Philip Morse (Claire Manning, '54-'55), of Kansas City, Missouri. Melissa Jo Pearson, born November 21 to Mr. and Mrs. Don Ray Pearson (Betty Jo Davis), both '51, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Janet Lamb Reed, born April 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Bryant A. Reed, Jr. (Walter Jean Lamb, '57), of Natchez. Janet was welcomed by Walt, iy2. Laura Ellen White, born December 16 to Mr. and Mrs. S. L. White, Jr. (Mary Alberta Grantham), '55 and '54, of Jackson. Woody, 5, and Howard, iy2, complete the family. George Austin Whitener, born Octo- ber 11 to Mr. and Mrs. George Whiten- er (Joan Anderson), '56 and '58, of Herndon, Virginia. John E. Wimberly, Jr., born May 4 to Dr. and Mrs. John E. Wimberly (Clara Srttith), '58 and '59, of Nash- ville, Tennessee. Thomas David Woodard, born July 16 to the Reverend and Mrs. Robert Thomas Woodard (Tomye Frances Moore), '54 and '55, of Greenville, Mississippi. Lynn, 5, and Susan 3, complete the family. The Boyd Campbell Student Center in the summer 3n illemoriam This column is. dedicated to the memory of graduates, former stu- dents, 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: Mrs. Janice Drake Cooper, widow of the late Dr. Inman W. Cooper of Whitworth College, who died May 14. She was a resident of Church Hill, Mississippi. Henry Gerald Felker, '56-'59, who died May 26. He was a resident of Columbia, Mississippi. Mrs. M. E. Morehead, mother of Miss Mildred Morehead, instructor of English at Millsaps, who died April 12, She was a resident of Jackson. 11 Events of Note Nominations Accepted Nominations for the Alumnus of the Year for 1963 are being accepted by an alumni-student-faculty committee. October 10 has been set as the dead- line for receipt of nominations. The award will be presented at the annual Homecoming banquet on November 2. Nominations may be made by non- alumni as well as graduates and form- er students. Any person who has at- tended Millsaps, Grenada, or Whit- worth as a full-time student is eligible for the award. Nominees are considered on the basis of contribution to college, com- munity, and church, with emphasis on contributions during the past year. Nominations must be in letter form and give full details of character and service. The recipient will be presented a certificate of appreciation, and his name will be engraved on a special plaque honoring recipients of the award. The plaque is prominently displayed in the A. Boyd Campbell Student Center. The Alumnus of the Year Award was established in 1950. In 1982 it went to C. R. Ridgway, '35, of Jackson. Other recipients during the past five years include the late A. Boyd Camp- bell, '10, 1961; N. S. Rogers, '41, 1960; Dr. T. G. Ross, '36, 1959; and Webb M. Buie, '36, 1958. Alumni Give $100,000 Alumni contributions to Millsaps ex- ceeded $100,000 during the year 1982- 63, according to Fred Ezelle, president of the Alumni Association for the year just ended. Mr. Ezelle said the amount included some $36,500 contributed to the Alumni Fund and approximately $63,000 in alumni gifts to the Development Cam- paign. In addition, significant scholar- ship grants and gifts to endowment were made by alumni during the year. A 40% increase over 1961-62 in gifts to the Alumni Fund was recorded, Mr. Ezelle said. In 1961-62, the first year of concentrated solicitation for the Development Campaign, the Alumni Fund total was approximately $25,000. Orrin Swayze and J. W. Campbell, both of Jackson, served as chairmen of the Fund. Some 85 area chairmen and 500 class managers made individ- ual contacts on behalf of the College and the Fund. A personal solicitation campaign was held in the Jackson area. Money from the Alumni Fund will be used to meet current financial ob- ligations and is a part of the school's budgeted requirements. Development Campaign funds will be used for con- struction and expansion of College fa- cilities and for strengthening faculty salaries. Goal for the 1963-64 Fund has been set at $40,000. Peels Named Chairman Randolph D. Peets, Sr., of Jackson, has been named chairman of the 1963- 64 Alumni Fund drive. Mr. Peets will direct the campaign to obtain a minimum goal of $40,000 from graduates and former students. The money will, as in the past, be used to meet financial obligations of the College. Alumni Association President Wil- liam E. Barksdale, in making the an- nouncement of Mr. Peets' appoint- ment, said that the Alumni Fund is one of several important sources of money for the College. He pointed out that tuition has recently been in- creased in an attempt to keep the school self-supporting. Students at Millsaps pay less than half of the amount required for their education. Pending City Council approval, the College is further attempting to pro- vide for itself by leasing property to the north of the academic buildings. The land has formed a part of the golf course. Mr. Peets has been connected with Mississippi School Supply Company for thirty-eight years and is now vice- president and chairman of the Execu- tive Committee. A native Mississip- pian, he attended the Copiah County Public Schools and graduated from Millsaps in 1912. He took post-grad- uate work at the University of Chicago and taught two years before joining Mississippi School Supply. He is chairman of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army and the Jackson Kiwanis Club and chairman of the Scholarship Fund of the latter. He IS a member of the Appeals Revie\ Board and the Board of Directors c the Millsaps Alumni Association. Association Board Named Thirty-six alumni have been name to the Board of Directors of the Alurr ni Association. They are H. V. Allen, Jr., Jackson John M. Awad, Mobile; Martin Bakei Hattiesburg; W. H. Bizzell, Cleveland Charles Carmichael, Jackson; Gordo L. Carr, Vicksburg; Mrs. Harry Cavc! lier, Biloxi; Neal W. Cirlot, Jackson| Percy Clifton, Jackson; Foster E. Co ; lins, Jackson; Ernestine Crisler, Jack] son; N. A. Dickson, Columbia; Bi ford Ellington, Nashville; Chauncey Godwin, Tupelo; Game W. Green, Jackson; J. H. HoUeman Columbus; Howard S. Jones, Jackson Warren C. Jones, Forest; Armand Ka row, Jackson; Mrs. Philip Kolb, Jack son; J. Howard Lewis, Greenwood J. Clyde McGee, Jackson; Suttoi Marks, Jackson; W. F. Murrah, Merr phis; Richard W. Naef, Jackson; T. H Naylor, Jr., Jackson; John L. Neill Decatur; Julian Prince, Corinth; Law rence W. Rabb, Meridian; W. B. Ridg way, Jackson; H. Lowry Rush, Jr, Meridian; Mrs. W. C. Smallwood, Ne\ Albany; Cecil H. Smith, Jackson; Mrs Francis Stevens, Jackson; Mrs. J. E Upshaw, Louise; Marcus E. Waring Tylertown. The Directors will be divided into si: committees to aid the College in th areas of student-alumni relations, lega advice, development, programs, alum ni participation, and finance. In addition, special groups callei the Athletic Boosters and the Musii Auxiliary, organized last year, wil again be active. Other members of the Board includi officers elected last spring in ballot by-mail voting. In addition to Mr Barksdale they are Barry Brindley Jackson, Carl Guernsey, Jackson, an( T. F. McDonnell, Hazlehurst, vice presidents; and Mrs. T. H. Boone Jackson, secretary. James J. Livesa; is executive director. Plans for the year call for the es tablishment of a Key Man Committei and a Wills and Legacies Committee Under the Key Man Plan an alumnu: 12 a specific area would be appointed serve as College representative for ich matters as student recruitment id College personnel appearances, tie Wills and Legacies Committee ould have as its goal the promotion ' the idea of bequesting money to the allege. In addition to committee meetings, e Board will meet in joint session I Homecoming, November 2, and lumni Day, May 2. Other projects of the Association in- ude the Alumni Fund, headed this ;ar by Randolph Peets, Sr., of Jack- in, and the Alumnus of the Year ward, given annually on Homecom- g- ootball Schedule Given Athletic Director James A. Mont- imery has announced the following otbaU schedule for the 1963 season: !pt 21 — Arkansas A. & M. — 2:00 p.m. — Alumni Field ;pt. 28 — Sewanee — 2:00 p.m. — Alumni Field :t. 5 — Austin — 2:00 p.m. — Sher- man, Texas ;t. 12 — Southwestern — 2:00 p.m. — Memphis :t. 19 — Open ;t. 26 — Harding — 7:30 p.m. — Searcy, Arkansas. 3v. 2 — Mary ville — HOMECOMING — 8:00 p.m. — Newell Field ov. 9 — Livingston — 8:00 p.m. — Newell Field 3V. 16 — Ouachita — 8:00 p.m. — Arkadelphia, Arkansas The team will be coached this year ' Ray Thornton, former assistant otball coach at Wake Forest College, r. Thornton joined the faculty on ;bruary 1 and is completing work I the Master of Arts degree this mmer. The College's first full-time assistant otball coach will also join the staff is fall. Jackie Frost, who has coach- l in Mississippi high schools since aduating from Mississippi State in 59, will also teach physical educa- m and coach baseball. Nineteen lettermen will return for e 1963 season. Last year the Majors LJoyed their most successful season since 1957 in compiling a 3-4-1 record. In spite of losses in recent years. Coach Montgomery points out that the Majors have a better than 50-50 record since 1946, when the team assumed nonsubsidized status. In addition, he said, many of the teams the Majors have played have been sub- sidized. If the Majors play in your area, be sure to see them. Thresher Affects Work Removed as they may seem, the loss of the submarine Thresher and the building of two modern highways delayed the completion of the three- year National Science Foundation- sponsored undergraduate research program, necessitating a fourth year and an additional $5,600. The project was due to be complet- ed at the close of the 1963 session. The Director's Report to the NSF, released in late June, was expected to be terminal. It became instead a report of renewed research, and an additional grant of $5,600 was awarded by the NSF. In the report Dr. R. R. Priddy, chairman of the geology department and director of the program, attributed delays to the above-mentioned rea- sons. "The cutting of two highways through the loess bluffs north of and east of Vicksburg provided many fresh roadcuts which nearly doubled the geochemical requirements," he said. "The geochronology of the loess is only partially known because radiation laboratory personnel doing our analy- ses were diverted to searching for the wreck of the atomic submarine Thresher." The project, thus far, has been termed a success. Its purpose was the study of loess and loessal soils in the Vicksburg-Jackson area, including investigation of the plant and animal life and the effects of climatic con- ditions on the soil. Loess, accord- ing to Dr. Priddy, is a peculiar deposit of windblown silt, clay and very fine sand which caps bedrock hills in a belt bordering the Mississippi Alluvial Plain and extends as a progressively I thinning mantle northeast to Jackson. Dr. Priddy said, "The findings were, in most respects, greater and more rewarding than anticipated. Students of the botany and zoology teams amassed a vast amount of data on the life existing on the surface and in the near-surface, and chemists and geol- ogists, despite several revisions in techniques, obtained a good under- standing of the geochemistry of the loess." Of more importance to Millsaps than findings is the achievement of participants in the program. Of the 24 students who served as assistants in the program in the first two years, 18 graduated and 17 have gone into medical school or into graduate work in science. The 18th became a forest ranger. Nine hold assistantships or scholarships. Four are pursuing grad- uate research problems which were started in the program. Five seniors were among the par- ticipants in this year's work, and of these one is entering medical school, three are starting other graduate work, and one is taking additional pre-med courses at Millsaps. In the final year ten student partici- pants and six faculty participants de- livered ten papers directly related to the loess project and ten papers which were secondary to the investigation. Three loess-oriented papers are ab- stracted in the Academy of Science's 1962 Journal and six are printed in full in the 1961 Journal. Other 1962 papers are abstracted or are printed in full in biology and chemistry publi- cations. The NSF grant was originally in the amount of $34,065. An additional $1,- 250 was granted for the meteorological phase. In January the departments of phys- ics, chemistry, and geology filed a joint request with NSF for a grant to study the geochemical-geophysical as- pects of the loess. In late June the request was granted. This extension of the loess investigation will pro- vide the geochronology and geochem- ical data that new highway cuts re- quire. 13 1898-1919 August 6 was the 94th birthday of Alexander Harvey Shannon, 1898, of Washington, D. C. A recent letter from R. W. Harned reported that Mr. Shannon is in excellent health and sometimes walks from the YMCA to the Library of Congress, more than two miles each way. A pet project of Manley W. Cooper, '12, is a million dollar senior citizens' home in Kerrville, Texas, which is now nearing completion. Mr. Cooper recently wrote to Sam B. Lampton, '13, of Tylertown, Mississippi, bring- ing him up to date on his activities since leaving Millsaps. Now in a clothing business with his son in Kerr- ville, Mr. Cooper and his wife had just returned from a Caribbean cruise and week-long visits in Miami and Houston. When Texas Technological College opened in 1925 Eunice Joiner Gates and William Bryan Gates, '18, were among its faculty. On May 31 they retired and were honored by the Col- lege. Mrs. Gates was professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Dr. Gates was professor of English and dean of the graduate school. Both were auth- ors of a number of published works. Dr. Robert C. Goodwin, president of the College, wrote of them, "May we hope that they will not depart so far from us that we shall lose their inspirational influence, as we know that both will continue their scholarly work." 1920-1929 A recent article in the Memphis Commercial Appeal featured Mrs, Walter Ely (Ruby Blackwell), Grenada '28, who has accepted the challeng- ing job of teaching handicapped child- ren. A former teacher in the Clarks- dale, Mississippi, elementary schools, Mrs. Ely has taken special courses to qualify herself for this teaching. She finds the work rewarding and satis- fying. 1930-1939 Dr. B. E. Mitchell, professor emer- itus of mathematics, flew to Van- derbilt for the Commencement week- end activities. He was inducted into the Quinq Club, an organization for those who graduated a half-century ago. While there, he visited his daugh- ter, Dorothea Mitchell Queen, '35, and son-in-law. Dr. Merritt Queen, who is on the faculty of Scarritt College in Nashville. 1940-1949 Progressive Farmer magazine has named the Reverend W. W. Bagby, '43, "Rural Pastor of the Year." Mr. Bagby is pastor of the Sandersville, Mississippi, Presbyterian Church and two other small churches. In a trailer he calls "Mark's Ark" the Reverend Mark F. Lytle, '44, and his wife plan to tour the country to reach many of the four million people living in 16,000 trailer parks. Mr. Lytle recently retired from active as- sociation in the Mississippi Conference of the Methodist Church. The production of a sound motion picture on the work of the Methodist was recently presented the award h Thomas H. Naylor, '25, a former n; tional officer. The award has bee presented only ninety-five times in thi history of the fraternity. Mr. Wrigh owner of Wright's Music Store i Jackson, is alumnus advisor to th Millsaps chapter of the fraternity. Recently named president of th Virginia Association of Preparator Schools, Robert M. Yarbrough, '4' expressed to a Richmond News Leade reporter the belief that teenagers ar "measuring up better than those c even a few years ago." They ar "far more serious, far more respons ble, far more mature in their reac tions" than they were five years age Major Miscellany Children's Home in Jackson is being supervised by Sam Barefield, '46, for the Television, Radio, and Film Com- mission of the Methodist Church. Mr. Barefield is associate director of aud- io-visual resources for the Commis- sion. The information was passed on to Major Notes by James C. Campbell, '51, director of the department of audio-visual resources. Mrs. Bare- field is the former Mary Nell Sells, '46. Judge Daniel J. Donahoe, of the Family Court of the State of New York, recently wrote Mirl W. Whita- ker, '47, superintendent of the Meth- odist Home for Children in Williams- ville, New York, expressing his ap- preciation for his work. "It is com- forting to me," he said, "that an institution of the caliber of the Meth- odist Home for Children continues to be available to serve the citizens of this state in achieving a happy and productive life for so many of its young citizens." Mrs. Whitaker is the former Jerry McCormack, '42-'43. The first Mississippian ever to re- ceive Lambda Chi Alpha's national Order of Merit, Dan A. Wright, '47, he told the reporter. Mr. Yarbroug is headmaster of Christchurch Schoc in Christchurch, Virginia. Aline Neal, '48, has been named di rector of the Sanders School for Cere bral Palsy in Jackson. Several year' ago she was named "Best Elementar; Teacher of the Year" over 33,00 other teachers in a national contest She has taught in the Jackson school! and served as supervisor of element! ary schools in Rankin County, Missisi sippi. Three Millsaps alumni are in th' race for top offices in Mississippi govi ernment. Rubel L. Phillips, '48, is Republican candidate for governor Troy B. Watkins, '47, is seeking th office of lieutenant governor; and He ber Ladner, '29, is running for re-elec tion as secretary of state. Mr' Phillips is currently engaged in thi, practice of law in Jackson and Mri Watkins is a businessman and for! mer mayor of Natchez. On January 1 Dale Janssen, '44-'45 was promoted to the position of traf fie manager for Missouri Farmers As 14 iociation's Soybean Processing Plant it Mexico, Missouri. He has also )een admitted to practice before the interstate Commerce Commission and lolds a Navy Reserve rank of lieuten- int in the Supply Corps in transporta- ion. Now residing in Columbia, Mis- louri, he is married and has three ;hildren. Walter Butler, '49, received the Sd.D. degree in June. He is teaching !uidance and education at Southeast- Tn Louisiana College in Hammond, Louisiana. Ralph Hutto, '49, has been elected o the position of first vice-president if the U. S. Senate Press Secretaries' i^ssociation for 1963. Mr. Hutto is as- istant editorial director of the Senate nternal Security Subcommittee, head- id by Mississippi Senator James O. Castland. He served as public rela- ions director at Millsaps in the early iO's. 1950-1959 Dr. David H. Shelton, '51, has been ippointed associate professor and co- irdinator for economics in a newly xeated School of Business and Eco- lomics at the University of Delaware, >fewark, Delaware. Dr. and Mrs. ihelton (Margaret Murff) and their hree children reside in Newark. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is the lew home of Mr. and Mrs. Don Pear- on (Betty Jo Davis), both '51, and heir five children (see Future Alumni or information on the latest). Mr. 'earson is sales and merchandizing nanager of the J. C. Penney Store here. On leave from the University of Jlasgow, Dr. Gaston Hall, '52, taught he second semester of the summer ession at the University of California n Berkley, where he will also teach luring the coming year. He is teach- ng regular French courses and a lourse on Moliere in the graduate chool. The Master of Public Health degree ifas awarded to Steven L. Moore, '53, in June 13 by Harvard University. Certified by the American Board of ladiology in December, 1962, Dr. Dan r. Keel, '54, is practicing medicine in Jrookhaven, Mississippi, limiting his )ractice to radiology. Mrs. Keel is he former Rose Manton. Children in- ilude Cindy Lou, 7, Christy, 4, and )an, III, 15 months. A new appointment has taken the Varren Wassons from their new par- lonage in Perry, Florida, to the Good Shepherd Methodist Church in Jack- sonville, Florida. Mr. Wasson, '55, reports that it is a suburban church in a rapidly growing area of the city. Dr. (Captain) Albert Wallace Coner- ly, '57, has been selected Air Training Command Surgeon of the Year by the Society of United States Air Force Flight Surgeons. Stationed at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, he was ac- corded the honor for outstanding pro- fessional competence and support of the Air Force's medical program. Mrs. Conerly is the former Frances Bryan, '58. An experimental church in a shop- ping center is the new assignment of The Reverend James R. McCormick, '57. The church will be built in an eighty-acre center in Scottsdale, Ari- zona. An Associated Press story quot- ed Mr. McCormick as saying that the church will be "meeting people where they are and having an influence on their everyday living." Mrs. McCor- mick is the former Patricia Chunn, '57. The Doctor of Education degree was awarded to M. Olin Cook, '57, by Auburn University in June. He has been employed by the DeKalb County School System as school psychologist and moved his family to Atlanta in July. Mrs. Cook is the former Milli- cent King, '57. The couple has a daughter, Kimberly Suzanne, one year old. Now residing in Grand Island, New York, Max McDaniel, '57, is a human factors engineer at Bell Aerosystems Company in Buffalo. Current project is vertical take-off and landing aircraft and also life support systems for space travel. Mrs. McDaniel is the former Sandra Miller, '57. Most recent addi- tion is listed in "Future Alumni." The Master's Degree in Pan Ameri- can history has been awarded to Rob- ert Patterson, '58, by Tulane Univers- ity. Mr. Patterson will now begin work toward the doctorate. Mrs. Pat- terson is the former Virginia Alice Bookhart, '60. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Logan have moved to Drew, Mississippi, as a result of a change of jobs. Mr. Lo- gan is employed by Industrial Man- agement Corporation, of Memphis, and has been sent as chief engineer to Drusteel Corporation in Drew. Mrs. Logan is the former Pat Warren, '54- '57. Dr. John E. Wimberly, '58, is a surgical resident at Vanderbilt Uni- versity Hospital in Nashville, Tennes- see. The Wimberleys (Clara Smith, '59) have a new son, born in May and named for his father. Linear Programming is the title of a book written by Thomas H. Naylor, '58, and Eugene T. Byrne, and Mr. Naylor's share of the royalties from the volume will come to Millsaps. Dr. Thomas L. Reynolds, former chairman of the Millsaps mathematics depart- ment and now chairman of the math department at the College of Wil- liam and Mary, wrote of it, "This will make a very nice text for the student of business and industry with a weak background in mathematics and is a very readable book even for the mathematician who wishes a brief introduction to linear programming." Mr. Naylor is completing work on his Ph.D. in economics at Tulane. Gort, Michael Kelly's brainchild, is now appearing in more than 150 col- lege newspapers and in the Jackson Daily News and San Francisco Chron- icle. Gort is a cartoon character cre- ated by Mr. Kelly, '55-'56 and '58-'59, for the Purple and White several years ago. He has become Mr. Kelly's full- time occupation and is, according to the Chronicle, "sonnething of a phe- nomenon on the nation's campuses." 1960-1963 Studying toward a library degree at Columbia University, Hugh Tidwell, '(50. became order librarian of the Gen- eral Theological Seminary in New York City on July 1. He has com- pleted residency work at the College of the Bible, graduate seminary of the Disciples of Christ Churches. Another alumnus in feature-type news recently was Reavis H. Lindsay, '60, whose digging (literally) in Jack- son's Riverside Park attracted the attention of the Clarion-Ledger's Elsie May Chambers. Mr. Lindsay was digging for fifty million-year-old in- sects in search of information for his doctoral thesis at the University of Missouri. New U. S. Women's Open Golf Champion is Mary Mills, '62, who had an impressive record in Mississippi competition while in school. Miss Mills defeated Sandra Haynie and Louise Suggs at Kenwood Country Club in Cincinnati. She credits college edu- cation with bettering her game. She was quoted as saying, "I believe it made me more mature." 15 .!r. &. Mrs. Jasies J. Livesay 1033 GarJen Park Drive Jackson 4, Mississippi HOMECOMING NO VEMBER 2 1 REUNIONS ^, — / 1914 (50th) 1939 (25th) ^^ 1 1919 1940 1 1920 1941 1 1921 1957 \ 1922 1958 \ 1938 1959 HIGHLIGHTS \ 1960 Alumnus of the Year Award Student Variety Show- President's Reception Homecoming Banquet Millsaps vs. Maryville V r 4 I PLAN NOW TO ATTEND Ka^ocp BQolko© millsaps college alumni news '■i>mm BP ■ 1 1- Rv^ •^ "f 1 juSe ■<«ii 1 ^g^2£ ! '- • ', ■ 1 J l-* ■^^^ ^1 .: '* ^^Hj ■■"■?«^*- our colleges survive as islands of light across the nation . See Page 3 millsaps college alumni magazine fall, 1963 MERGED INSTITUTIONS: Grenada College, Whitworth College, Millsaps College. MEMBER: American Alumni Council, American College Public Relations As- sociation. CONTENTS 3 Alembic in Limbo 7 Alumni Fund Report 22 Events of Note 24 Columns 26 Major Miscellany Volume 5 October, 1963 Number 1 Published quarterly by Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. Entered as second class matter on Oc- tober 15, 1959, at the Post Office in Jackson, Mis- sissippi, under the Act of August 24, 1912. Shirley Caldwell, '56, Editor James J. Livesay, '41, Executive Director, Alumni Association Photography by Doug Price, '64 Statistics of Births, Marriages, Deaths compiled by Linda Perkins, '64 /Alembic in Limbo: A College Dialogue By David McCord Quo Animo ("By what mind, with what intent" — lereafter Q.): Driving a car or shaving or falling asleep, laven't I heard you somewhere before? Alter Idem ("Second self" — hereafter A.): I have nany disguises: conscience, inspiration, elan vital, the nner check, Monday morning quarterback, the brass- ack salesmen, echo, the private I. You are asking my lelp? Q. What can you tell me about the general use of ligher education? Please observe that I emphasize the idjectives. A. Something — just possibly. I have lived in three iifferent college towns. Q. A man might live in Camembert, and not know low to make cheese. A. I spent four years in a college. Q. And then? A. I hung around for another forty just to see what I lad got out of — pardon me — derived from it. Q. You have steeped yourself in Alma Mater? Tiust reek of the place ! You A. I am unaware of that. Apart from accurate esti- mates of my true vocation, I have been taken for a chess player, an orchardist, a reporter at large, a patent law- yer, print collector, past president of a narrow-guage railroad, editor of a defunct quarterly, and a dealer in movable type. It is only in Greek and German restau- rants that I am sometimes called professor. Q. You know you are not a professor. A. In extended argument, some of my friends will say that I missed my calling, though not by much. No: I am a lifelong student. Do you remember what James Bryant Conant said in 1936, at the time of the Harvard Tercentenary? "He who enters a university walks on hallowed ground." Q. But a college or university surely is not life. "It matters not whether the light breaks through in poetry, linguistics ... It may tremble in the turn of a phrase on a teacher's tongue." A. Perhaps. But at least it is a stage; and on the stage, says Thornton Wilder, "it is always now." The only difference is that on Broadway or in London you have the same actors in different dramas; in college you have successive actors in the same dramas. Take your choice. Q. All right; you have taken yours. Am I correct in suspecting that you are puzzled by the current popular image of the college? We all know what that is: the passport to a better job — where "better" is an unre- quited comparative; a package deal of contacts-that-will- help-me-in-later-life, organized or spectator sports, bull sessions, desultory reading, dates unlimited, freedom of supervision, and the technical mastery of an early warning against the examiners' attack. College is also a place to go back to, a football team, a target for stray criticism, a box of dreams in camphor, an experiment in architecture, a prestige name to boast of, an annual- giving fund. A. This isn't everyman's indictment, even among the young. Q. I called it the popular image; largely in the minds of the unacquainted. A. "All music (I am quoting Whitman) is what awakes in you when you are reminded by the instru- ments." When the mind awakes, the student — and then only — has a right to be so called. He has found himself. Q. Has it ever crossed your mind that a Maine guide's license — not to be come by lightly — is in one respect worth more than the A. B. degree? It is, in fair part, a guarantee against getting lost. The A. B. guarantees nothing . . . A. Think that through. Anyone who does not commit himself to being lost in college will never know what he's really there for. And what is he, may I ask you, if not for the joy of discovery? I take the red lance of the westering sun And break my shield upon it; who shall say I am not victor? only that the wound Heals not, and that I fall again. Something to tilt against: something to win from or win in, and lose to and win from or in again. It matters not Copyright 1963 by Editorial Projects for Education. All rights reserved. I A college is at least a stage . . . "The only difference is that on Broadway or in Lon- don you have the same actors in different dramas ; in college you have successive actors in the same drama." « J whether the light breaks through in poetry, linguistics, acoustical theory, choral composition, Sanscript, en- gineering, steroids, heavy water, or mycology. Call it revelation, if you like. It may tremble in the turn of phrase on a teacher's tongue; it may lie hidden in an oil or water color hanging in the college museum; it may settle as yellow substance at the bottom of a test tube, or break forth in a single chord of Palestrina. G. M. Trevelyan has spoken of "the poetry of handling old Mss. which every researcher feels." Harlow Shapley, the astronomer, has said that on opening a book on mathe- matics he was sometimes moved by the same emotions he had when he entered a great cathedral. Some day (and I regret to predict it) there will be a monitor station, with a dean in charge, in every college in the land: a light will flash, and Freshman X will be credited with his awakening. "Three years, Mr. Y, and I must inform you that as yet your light has not come on." But enough of that! To be young and in college, if only the young and in college knew it, is looking up at the night sky, mobile under scattered clouds, when no two stars are of one constellation. Now and then the heavens will open wide; but oftener not. Consider Mr. Frost's poem, "Lost in Heaven," from which I draw my star-talk: "Let's let my heavenly lostness overwhelm me." Q. That seems an elaborate metaphor for one who frequently quotes Ellis, what? "Be clear, be clear, be not too clear." In the popular image, of course, there is no room for footnotes like the one that Christopher Morley's father. Professor of Mathematics at the Hop- kins, appended to a tough examination paper he had set. "If an exact answer does not suggest itself, an inspired guess will not be without value." To the image makers, college is . . . A. Colleges, if we adhere to the prefab image of so many young matriculants, would feed the dream direct ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Poet, essayist, editor, painter, and alumni fund-raiser. David McCord recently retired from the Harvard Fund Council, which he had served as executive director since 1925. Counting his undergraduate years (he was graduated in 1921), he has been associated with Harvard for 45 years; and the accompanying article is a distillation ot his beliefs about a college and the relation ot its graduates to it. Mr. McCord has written 20 books of poetry, light verse, and essays and has edited four others, among which is his well-known an- thology. What Cheer. His second volume of verse for children, Take Sky, has just recently appeared. In his university career Mr. McCord also was editor of the iiarvard Alumni Bulletin, 1940-46; Phi Beta Kappa poet at Harvard, Tufts, and William and Mary; lecturer on many campuses; Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recipient in 1956 of the first honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters ever conferred by Harvard. to the computers. But this will never be, make no mii take; for somewhere on some campus there is alwa; coming up an Emerson, Webster, Brandeis, Millika Jane Addams, Thurber, Cather, Gushing, Carson, Sal De Voto, or Marquand who find exactly what they nee flourish often in creative loneliness or at variance wi' tradition. In the renewal of achievement, they wi mend the leaks in the true legend of what a college i And please to note here that the legend is always be ter than the popular image, just as in poetry the metaph( is stronger than the simile. Observe with pleasure th; the legend is always of the college. Longfellow of Bo\ doin, for example. Q. We are not forgetting (a) that the awakenir process frequently occurs at the grade-school level; (I that for many remarkable individuals college was an remains outside their ken: witness Franklin, Whitmai Mark Twain, Winslow Homer, Edison, Burbank, Hemini way, A. We are not forgetting that to the early-awakene the college is a paradise. For the writer and the arti: it helps provide an intelligent, widening audience. A to inventors: it is unlikely in the future that the gre; ones will not be trained in universities or technical ii stitutes. It is quite a day's journey to the frontier ( science. Q. You will grant that in spite of inflation, internecin war over who gets whom among the teaching giants, an the magnified problem of balance between the humai ities and the sciences — our colleges survive as island of light across the nation. The young ones struggle towar accreditation; the old ones to keep their place, or bette the peck order in achievement and endowment. At th same time they are beginning to function as the cultur; centers of their communities and sometimes (as in pai ticular with certain state universities) of their state: They are the new patrons of the arts — and of th sciences, too; on the air and on the screen and on th public platform. Faculty, students, facilities — all ar variously involved. A. But still the tragic failure of our colleges involve the average alumnus — and I am using the masculine b grammatical convention. He is like a three-stage rocket the first takes him up through the twelve grades int coUege; the second takes him through college and eve through graduate school; but the third one frequentl fails to ignite, or flames out before he goes into orbil All the little time I have been away from painting (wrote Edward Lear in 1859, when he was 47) goes in Greek . . . [ am almost thanking God that I was never educated, ;'or it seems to me that 999 of those who are so, expensive- y and laboriously, have lost all before they arrive at -ny age — and remain like Swift's Stulbruggs — cut and iry for life, making no use of their earlier-gained treas- ires: whereas, I seem to be on the threshold of know- edge." ; Q. Well. . . A. Let me say it for you. The average men or women of thirty-five, graduated from college, many of hem having sensed the landfall or having seen the bea- con; well aware of benefits — of doors that opened, of Dooks that pointed on toward other books, of speculation Dremising delight — can only say with Coleridge: "My magination lies like a cold snuff on the circular rim )f a brass candlestick." If they learned to haunt old . . somewhere on some campus there is always comingr ip an Emerson, Webster, Brandeis, Millikan, Jane Ad- iams, Thurber, Gather, Gushing, Garson, Salk, DeVoto, ir Ma-quand who find exactly what they need, flourish ften in creative loneliness or at variance with tra- lition ..." bookstores, did they continue the habit until they had put together a self-selected library of two or three thous- and volumes? Very few of them. Do you think they really know and value and re-examine the heart of a dozen great books? I strongly doubt it. Do they read twelve worth- while books a year? I doubt that, too — more strongly. When they learn that Johnny can neither read nor write, do they ever stop to listen to the sound of their own speech? read the letters which they themselves have written? think before they parrot back cliches? Have they acquired a modest judgment respecting prints or water colors, etchings, aquatints, or wood engravings? In most cases, no. Do their homes and offices reflect in taste what a hundred dollars or so a year for fifteen years would gratify? Make a mental check of the next ten of each you visit. Music I except because the stereo mind was likely developed independent of the college years; and this is the one art truly catholic in our time. As for the drama, I cannot even guess. It is surely strong in the colleges, and the stock companies (freshly stocked) are witness to that strength. I am minded, rather, of Dorothy Parker's account of a Benchley-Ross exchange in the New Yorker office. "On one of Mr. Benchley's manuscripts Ross wrote in the margin op- posite 'Andromache,' 'Who he?' Mr. Benchley wrote back. You keep out of this.' " Perhaps I should have kept out of this dialogue. Q. Not at all. Someone may shift Mr. Benchley's "Who he?" to plain "Who? Me?" Someone who thinks that the ethos of college is still with him; who is rusting on his undergraduate laurels for whatever they were worth; who has neither found the time nor taken the trouble to form an exemplary taste for anything — in anything. You remember what a character in H. M. Puiham, Esquire said? "On leaving college (twenty- five years ago) I started Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and Nicolay and Hay's Lincoln. I am still working on them in my spare time." Amusing, yes: but sadder than amusing — and pathetic in its sadness. A. The prevailing notion is that one passes through college on the way up — toward success, achievement, or som.e satisfying approximation. Under this assumption, the college appears as a point — a little gold star — on the curve: about twenty-one years out on the X hori- zontal axis. Interpretation'' Enter, exit the college. Agreed? No, that is wrong. It is, in truth, the basic tragedy. Ideally the college remains a function of the curve and not a point upon it — a determining factor of its ultimate character or direction. For example: if against the X life-span you plot the vertical Y as the sum of special knowledge — what the individual knows in detail respecting many subjects — the peak of the curve may well reinain at twenty-one, since after grad- uation most diversified special knowledge tends largely to decrease. An honors student — a good student, for that matter — may never know again so much in several fields as he does in the final week of senior examinations. On the other hand, remembering Whitehead's disclaimer anent the value of "scraps of information," Y may (and should) assume a much nobler role — intellectual power, for one. Granting that, then, any moment on the curve will reflect the increasing functional share of the college in the value of the individual to himself and to society. For want of a better name, let's call that function "the habitual vision of greatness." Q. Since many have a natural distaste for graphs (graphobia), why not choose the river symbol? The curve suggests a river. A. Bear in mind that the curve (ideally) runs up, the river down. But fortunately the river runs toward bigger and even better things — the fertile valley and the sea, for instance. You may flow with it or let it float things past you, as you wish. Poets frequently stand close to fishermen in thought. "Poets," says Archibald MacLeish, "are always wading and seining at the edge of the slow flux of language for something they can fish out and put to their own uses." Let me argue, then, that if we think of the college as a river in the slow flux of being, we shall always find something to fish out of it. Erstwhile students of such famous teachers as Churchill of Amherst, Winch of Wesleyan, John McCook of Trinity, Woodberry of Columbia, Strunk of Cornell, David Lambuth of Dart- mouth, Bliss Perry and Copey of Harvard have done such fishing and such finding. To this day I remember my high school teacher of German — rich in the culture of the Jewish race — shaking her finger at us, saying: "Never let a day go by without looking on three beautiful things." Trying not to fail her in life meant trying not to fail my- self. Q. Are you suggesting that it is only between the best teachers and the most responsive students that this flux of being can be perpetuated? A. Not at all. The great critic George Saintsbury said of Oxford: "For those who really wish to drink deep of the spring — they are never likely to crowd even a few colleges — let there be every opportunity, let them in- deed be freed from certain disabilities which modern re- forms have put on them. But exclude not from the bene- ficent splash and spray of the fountain those who are not prepared to drink very deep, and let them play pleasantly by its waters." Almost a hundred years ago, Andrew Preston Peabody, Acting President of Harvard, pleaded publicly for all those of "blameless moral character" who stood scholastically at the bottom of their class. "The ninetieth scholar in a class of a hundred has an appreciable rank," he said, "which he will endeavor at least to maintain, if possible to improve. But if the ten below him be dismissed or degraded, so that he finds himself at the foot of his class, the depressing influence of this position will almost inevitably check his industry and quench his ambition." Today, under the pressure of increasing competition, some reasonably good minds will function somewhere near the foot of every class. Pro- vided that they see the light, who else will be more avid to enjoy what Justice Holmes has called "the subtle rapture of a postponed power"? Q. Perhaps it is largely the city which stands be- tween the college and the disciples. Within its arcane babel it is hard to distinguish echoes from that other world. And with days pressing in and time running out — in the city, in traffic, in confusion — doubly hard to remember that the physicist has room for Andrew Wyeth, the classicist for Tarka the Otter, the Bauhaus architect for Walden, the musicologist for Freya Stark, the masters of Univac for the sight of polygonella articulata burning in the autumn wind by sandy edges of expressways into Maine, the floundering economist for spotting Indian watermarks in southernmost Wyoming. A. No wilderness bewildered Academe a hundred years ago; but megatropolis is something else again. Man on his plundered planet, in his silent spring, must come to terms with nature long before his packaged plankton supersedes the boxtop cereal. The colleges, backwater stations as they once were called, are all we have here on the last frontier. Alumni who support them ask and take too little in return. It is their own fault, to be sure. As Samuel Butler could lament that "Our colleges survive as islands of light, . . . beginning to function as the cultural centers of their communi- ties . . ." Above, Leland Byler directs the Singers. Below, students view pictures from a Players production at the annual Arts Festival. there was (and is) no Professor of Wit at Oxford or Cambridge, so one may deplore — why not? — the lack in all our colleges and universities of an Emerson Chair of the Spirit. You may take that small suggestion in- directly from Matthew Arnold. And a Henry Thoreau Chair of Self-Sufficiency. "It is time that villages were universities," said Henry. The time is coming when they will be. Better than that: when man will be a college to himself, not least of all lest "things grown common lose their dear delight." a in college you have successive actors in the same drama » . . . it is mainly for future casts that the Alumni Fund exists. Alumni Fund Report 1962-63 . . . to insure the preservation of the best that we hnow . . . General Contributions 1,179 $14,911.50 Major Investors 131 21,011.00 Friends 15 1,016.00 Corporate Alumnus Program 7 1,235.00 Total Gifts 1,332 $38,173.50 —22 Total Alumni Gifts .1,310 Designated Gifts ." 5,613.75 Total Unrestricted Gifts $32,559.75 TOP TEN CLASSES IN AMOUNT CONTRIBUTED TOP TEN CLASSES IN NUMBER GIVING 1944 $2,997.50 1957 53 1936 2,041.00 1924 1,901.50 1947 1,209.00 1917 1,119.50 1934 966.00 1948 961.50 1940 886.00 1950 870.00 1941 815.50 1958 1954 1959 1947 1949 1953 1956 1960 1936 1940 1951 1955 50 46 44 44 43 41 41 40 37 37 37 37 TOP TEN CLASSES IN PERCENTAGE GIVING 1900 50% 1907 50% 1913 40% 1904 39% 1902 38% 1912 38% 1906 36% 1921 36% 1909 35% 1920 34^ 8 /Kfl/l tL VlP t 'It irnvi P'yy) Class No .in Class No. Giving Percentage Amount . , . i/H'i'iyi' l-l ^/C- I yty i'JL'KJ k'i u/ y 1931 127 24 19% 576.25 of things that 1932 1933 109 108 13 19 12% 18% 450.50 480.75 1934 100 26 26 7o 966.00 will he necessary 1935 1936 138 122 30 37 22% 33% 985.50 2,141.00 1937 101 21 21% 690.00 to guarantee existence 1938 117 27 23% 825.00 1939 125 22 18% 670.00 in a 1940 131 37 28% 986.00 1941 161 36 22% 1,015.50 1942 149 30 20% 782.50 :han2in2 ivorld . . . 1943 158 20 13% 475.00 O C' J 1944 143 26 18% 2,997.50 1945 113 10 9% 122.50 1946 102 24 24% 408.00 1947 174 44 25% 1,334.00 1948 176 33 19% 961.50 1949 272 43 16% 496.00 Class No. in Class No . Giving Percentage Amount 1950 289 20 10% 870.00 Before 1900 13 2 2% $ 137.50 1951 219 37 12% 700.50 1900 8 4 50% 70.00 1952 189 27 14% 626.25 1901 5 1953 216 41 19% 727.00 1902 8 3 38% 15.00 1954 234 46 20% 605.75 1903 8 1 13% 45.00 1955 186 37 20% 511.50 1904 13 5 39% 275.00 1956 265 41 15% 491.00 1905 15 4 28% 325.00 1957 260 53 20% 470.50 1906 11 4 36% 100.00 1958 306 50 16% 670.50 1907 14 7 50% 286.00 1959 280 44 16% 544.50 1908 24 8 33% 215.00 1960 421 40 10% 390.50 1909 20 7 35% 190.00 1961 468 21 4% 189.00 1910 19 4 21% 220.00 1962 381 6 2% 69.00 1911 23 6 26% 133.00 Year Unknown 12 124.00 1912 29 11 38% 552.00 Friends 15 1,041.00 1913 26 10 40% 430.00 Corporate Alumnus 1914 25 5 20% 100.00 Program 7 1,235.00 1915 28 4 14% 70.00 1916 36 10 28% 320.00 1,332 $38,173.50 1917 31 9 29% 1,119.50 1918 30 9 30% 312.50 - 22 1919 25 5 20% 148.00 1,310 1920 38 13 34% 360.00 1921 30 11 36% 273.00 1922 46 4 8% 120.00 1923 53 15 29% 385.00 1924 81 18 22% 1,901.50 1925 76 23 30% 517.50 1926 87 13 14% 232.50 1927 79 17 21% 585.00 T) )rt u r^i 1928 84 26 31% 733.00 Kepc by Lla; sses 1929 128 21 17% 847.00 J 1930 115 26 23% 523.50 Official List of Contributors Before 1900 Garner W. Green, Sr. Harris A. Jones 1900 William J. Baker Joseph B. Dabney Clarence Norman Guice Thomas M. Lemiy 1902 W. L. Duren Mrs. Mary H. Scott (Mary Holloman) James D. Tillrhan 1903 O. S. Lewis 1904 Massena L. Culley James M. Kennedy Charles F. Reddoch Lovick P. Wasson Benton Z. Welch 1S05 Lizzie Horn Aubrey C. Griffin James Clyde McGee John B. Ricketts 1906 C. A. Bowen E. D. Lewis Mrs. Albert H. McLemore (Anne Tillman) John L. NeiU 1907 John Russell Allen C. C. Applewhite John William Loch J. A. McKee Mrs. C. L. Neill (Susie Ridgway) Mrs. C. R. Ridgway, Sr. (Hattie Lewis) Mrs. Charles T. Wadlington (Emily Lee Lucius) 1908 Orlando P. Adams James A. Blount Mrs. R. W. Carruth (Allie Adams) Gilbert Cook, Sr. Mrs. L. A. Dubard, Sr. (Alma Beck) W. F. Murrah Mrs. Maude Simmons (Maude Newton) Miss Bob Tillman 1909 Jason A. Alford W. R. Applewhite J. H. Brooks W. B. McCarty, Sr. Mrs. Leon McCluer (Mary Moore) Tom Stennis Mrs. Cid R. Sumner (Bertha Ricketts) 1910 A, Boyd Campbell John W. Crisler Mrs. W. C. Faulk (Patty Tindall) Charles R. Raw 1911 Mrs. Forrest G. Cooper (Marguerite Park) Mrs. R. A. Doggett (Jennie Mills) Edgar Dade Gunning T. H. Phillips Neely Powers James O. Ware 1912 Mrs. Ben S. Beall (Tallulah Lipscomb) Manley W. Cooper Bama Finger Mrs. Tom Guy ton (Maude Rogers) William L. Lewis Thomas E. Lott Joe H. Morris Randolph Peets, Sr. Fred B. Smith William N. Thomas Jessie Van Osdel 1913 William M. Colmer Louise Cortright J. B. Honeycutt Sam Lampton Herbert H. Lester Mrs. V. M. Roby (Edith Stevens) Logan Scarborough Frank T. Scott Mary Weems J. D. Wroten, Sr. 1914 Thomas M. Cooper Marietta Finger Eckford L. Summer Mrs. J. D. Wroten, Sr. (Birdie Gray Steen) 1915 Mrs. W. R. Applewhite (Ruth Mitchell) Sallie W. Baley C. C. Clark Robert T. Henry E. L. Hillman 1916 Mrs. Guy M. Carlon (Frieda McNeill) Leon F. Hendrick Mrs. P. M. Hollis (Nelle York) Mrs. J. L Hurst (Ary Carruth) Annie Lester Leon McCluer William C. McLean Percy A. Matthews James Ridgway J. C. Wasson 1917 Albert L. Bennett Otie G. Branstetter Mrs. E. L. Brien (Elizabeth H. Watkins) Mrs. Hersee M. Carson (Hersee Moody) Mrs. E. A. Harwell (Mary Shurlds) Frances Loeb Howard B. McGehee R. G. Moore D. M. White 1918 Mrs. Leo Douglas (Maude Kennedy) W. B. Gates Mrs. Thomas D. Hendrix (Mary Flowers) J. L. Lancaster Mrs. Howard B. McGehee (Fannie Virden) W. D. Myers J. S. Shipman William E. Toles 1919 Sam E. Ashmore Dewey S. Dearman Mrs. Edith B. Hays (Edith Brown) Richard A. McRee, Jr. Mrs. J. Ralph Wilson (Elizabeth Manship) 1920 Mabel Barnes Charles W. Brooks Hugh H. Clegg Mrs. L C. Enochs (Crawford Swearingen) Alexander P. Harmon Kathryn Harris C. G. Howorth M. C. Huntley B. L. Kearney R. Bays Lamb Thomas G. Pears R. E. Simpson Aimee Wilcox 1921 J. A. Bostick Andrew J. Boyles Boyd C. Edwards Eugene McGee Ervin Mrs. W. F. Goodman (Marguerite Waitkins) Robert F. Harrell Brunner M. Hunt Thelma Moody Mrs. L. J. Page (Thelma Horn) Austin L. Shipman C. C. Sullivan. 1922 Henry B. Collins Burton C. Ford Vernon W. Holleman Warren Ware 1923 F. L. Applewhite E, B. Boatner Mrs. Gus Ford (Normastel Peatross) W. B. Fowler Mrs. W. C. Harrison (Martha Parks) Joseph M. Howorth Mrs. R. H. Hutto (Ruby McClellan) Austin L. Joyner Mrs. Walter R. Lee (Helen Ball) Laura Bell Lindsey Ross H. Moore Mrs. W. C. Smallwood (Hazel Holley) M. B. Swearingen 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 James W. Campbell Charles Carr Eli M. Chatoney William W. Combs Mrs. Louis I. Dailey (Thelma Davis Alford) Mrs. Erwin Heinen (Emily Plummer) Caroline Howie Rolfe L. Hunt Hermes H. Knoblock Mrs. Ross H. Moore (Alice Sutton) Mrs. Florence Myers (Florence Jones) Mrs. Joe Pugh (Eva Clower) Oliver B. Triplett 1925 G. Wallace Allred Mrs. J. Curtis Burrow (Maggie May Jones) Frank A. Calhoun Mrs. James W. Campbell (Evelyn Flowers) Kathleen Carmichael W. L. Channell William G. Cook Floyd W. Cunningham Mrs. James T. Geraghty (Jessie Craig) Clyde Gunn George H. Jones Mrs. R. T. Keys (Sara Gladney) Mrs. L. E. Lester (Eleanor Prentiss) William F. McCormick Fred L. Martin T. H. Naylor J. T. Schultz Walter Spiva Mrs. Walter Spiva (Mary Davenport) Bethany Swearingen 10 Alberta C. Taylor W. P. Woolley John W. Young 1926 James E. Baxter W. A. Bealle Mrs. Morgan Bishop (Lucie Mae McMuUan) Mrs. CM. Chapman (Eurania Pyron) Chester F. Nelson Isaac A. Newton 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 B. Alford R. R. Branton Mrs. R. W. Campbell (Texas Mitchell) Joe W. Coker John F. Egger Arden O. French Mrs. Maurine Guion (Maurine Warbutton) M. D. Jones Amanda Lowther Hazel Neville Mrs. W. B. Seals (Daisy Newman) Orrin Swayze Mrs. Orrin H. Swayze (Catherine Power) Ruth Tucker Mrs. E. W. Walker (Millicent Price) to seek out the Entersons, Websters, Brandeises, Millikaiis, Jane Adamses, Thurbers, Gathers, Cushings, Carsons, Stalks, DeVotos, and Marquands A. Gayden Ward Mrs. Henry W. Williams (Thelma McKeithen) 1928 William C. Alford Mrs. A. K. Anderson (Elizabeth Setzler) A. V. Beacham R. E. Blount Mrs. R. R. Branton (Doris Alford) Cecil L. Clements H, B. Cottrell Mrs. C. W. Dibble (Winnie Crenshaw) Mrs. Walter Ely (Ruby Blackwell) Mrs. James M, Ewing (Maggie Flowers) Mrs. W. H. Gardner (Katherine Bryson) William T. Hankins Mernelle Heuck L. S. Kendrick Mrs. T. F. Larche (Mary Ellen Wilcox) Wesley Merle Mann Mrs. Wesley Merle Mann (Frances Wortman) Sam Robert Moody Dwyn M. Mounger Mrs. T. H. Naylor (Martha Watkins) Solon F. Riley George Oscar Robinson Marjorie Smith Mrs. M. B. Swearingen (Mary Louise Foster) Mrs. George Vinsonhaler (Therese Barksdale) V. L. Wharton E. B. Whitten 1929 Ruth Alford E. L. Anderson, Jr. George R. Armistead Mrs. R. E. Blount (Alice Ridgway) Phillip M. Catchings Mrs. Charles Chamberlin (Jane Power) Mrs. W. W. Chatham (Mattie Mae Boswell) Willie F. Coleman Eugene H, Countiss Alfred M. Ellison, Jr. Robert C. Embry Mrs. Luther Flowers (Sarah Hughes) Mrs. Evon Ford (Elizabeth Heidelberg) Heber Ladner John S. McManus Mrs. J. M. Maclachlan (Emily Stevens) Theodore K. Scott James W. Sells Eugene Thompson Leon L. Wheeless James E. Wilson 1930 Mrs. L. M. Adams (Bessie Donald) J. W. Alford Mrs. E. R. Arnold (Ruth West) William E. Barksdale Mrs. A. J. Blackmon (Ouida Ellzey) Howard E. Boone Mrs. Perry Bunch (Virginia Annette LeNoir) William D. Carmichael Mrs. Harry N. Cavalier (Helen Grace Welch) Mrs. Hugh Clegg (Ruby Fields) Mrs. George Ford (Marv Hudson) E. Frank Griffin Mrs. J. H. Hager (Frances Baker) Mrs. Walter Lee Head (Margaret Whisenhunt) Mildred Home Ransom Cary Jones Mrs. Philip Kolb (Warrene Ramsey) Mrs. George W. Miller, Jr. (Maurine Smith) Mary Miller Murry James Q. Perkins Robert S. Simpson L. O. Smith C. Arthur Sullivan Ira A. Travis Mrs. Ralph Webb (Rosa Lee McKeithen) Ralph P. Welsh 1931 Elsie Abney Edwin B. Bell Alice K. Casey Reynolds Cheney Mary Joan Finger Garner W. Green, Jr. Emmitte W. Haining Marshall Hester Mrs. Marshall Hester (Winifred Scott) Merrill O. Hines J. Howard Lewis Floyd L. Looney Lealon E. Martin Robert C. Maynor Mary Miller Murry Robert P. Neblett, Jr. George B. Pickett John B. Shearer Martell H. Twitchell L. Alton Wasson R. E. Wasson Victor H. Watts Mrs. Leon L. Wheeless (Frances King) Annie Mae Young 1932 Mrs. Edwin B. Bell (Frances Decell) Leroy Brooks Wiliam I. Brown Mrs. J. H. Cameron (Burnell Gillaspy) William L. Ervin, Jr. William R. Ferris Spurgeon Gaskin Edward A. Khayat Philip Kolb Mrs. M. C. Mansell (Mary Velma Simpson) Mrs. Robert Massengill (Virginia Youngblood) Elizabeth Perkins Mrs. C. E. Rhett (Ellie Broadfoot) 1933 Mrs. William E. Barksdale (Mary Eleanor Alford) Norman U. Boone Steve Burwell, Jr. 11 Mrs. Reynolds Cheney (Winifred Green) W. Moncure Dabney Mrs. T. D. Faust, Jr. (Louise Colbert) Stewart Gammill Mrs. Spurgeon Gaskin (Carlee Swayze) William E. Hester, Jr. Mrs. Wylie V. Kees (Mary Sue Burnham) Rabian Lane Floyd O. Lewis Mrs. Marcelle McDonald (Marcelle Tubb) Thomas Fair Neblett Mrs. R. T. Pickett (Mary Eleanor Chisholm) J. D. Slay Henry B. Varner Henry V. Watkins, Jr. Mrs. Kathryn H. Weir (Kathryn Herbert > 1934 D. C. Brumfield Mrs. Billie Carson (Audrey Briscoe) John O. Cresap Henry C. Dorris Mrs. Stewart Gammill (Lora Hooper) R. Gordon Grantham 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 Theron M. Lemly Mrs. J. W. Lipscomb (Ann Dubard) Mrs. Tom McDonnell (Alice Weems) Fred W. McEwen Mrs. Victor W. Maxwell (Edith Crawford) Duncan Naylor J. Melvin Richardson Arthur L'. Rogers, Jr. Mrs. L. O. Smith (Margaret Flowers) William Tremaine, Jr. Ruth Young 1935 Thomas S. Boswell Charles E. Brown Mrs. Steve Burwell, Jr. (Carolyn Hand) Mrs. Frank Cabell (Helen Hargrave) Catherine Allen Carruth Mrs. Arey S. ChUds (Arey Stephens) Albert Collins Mrs. J. N. Dykes (Ethel McMurry) Robert L. Ezelle, Jr. Chauncey R. Godwin Mrs. Aden Graves (Mildred Smith) Paul D. Hardin Warfield W. Hester Mrs. Henry Hinkle (Wanda Tremaine) Warren C. Jones Armand Karow Reber B. Layton Thomas F. McDonnell Mrs. John McEachin (Alma Katherine Dubard) Mrs. Robert C. Maynor (Grace Mason) Mrs. Frank Potts (Virginia Averitte) Mrs. Merritt B. Queen (Dorothea Mitchell) Paul Ramsey Robert P. Regan Charles R. Ridgway, Jr. Louise Sharp Mrs. Swepson S. Taylor, Jr. (Margaret Black) James T. Vance Mrs. James T. Vance (Mary Hughes) David Z. Walley 1936 Henry V. Allen, Jr. Mrs. Richard Aubert (Vivian Ramsey) Mrs. Battle M. Barksdale (Grace Harris) Charles H. Birdsong Dorothy Boyles Webb Buie Mrs. Webb Buie (Ora Lee Graves) Hubert M. Carmichael W. Harris Collins Mrs. H. C. Dodge (Annie Frances Hines) Caxton Doggett Read Patton Dunn Mrs. George Faxon (Nancy Blanton Plummer) Roger G. Fuller Nora Graves Mrs. Tom Hederman (Bernice Flowers) J. Noel Hinson Mrs. R. C. Hubbard (Marion Dubard) Mrs. Harry Lambdin (Norvelle Beard) James A. Lauderdale James H. Lemly Raymond McClinton Mrs. G. F. McDougal (Sue Yelvington) Margaret McNeil John E. Melvin Alton F. Minor Helen Morehead Margaret Myers Mrs. P. B. Nations (Viola Johnson) Mrs. James Peet (Dorothy Broadfoot) Joseph C. Pickett Mrs. Robert P. Regan (Mary Gordon) Thomas G. Ross Harold Stacy George R. Stephenson P. K. Sturgeon C. T. Williams, Sr. 1937 Mrs. Paul Brandes (Melba Sherman) Bradford B. Breeland Kathleen Clardy Mendell M. Davis Fred Ezelle James S. Ferguson Mrs. S. E. Field (Mildred Ruoff) H. E. Finger, Jr. Mrs. Joseph R. Godsell (Wealtha Suydam) H. J. Hendrick It is for the new casts that the old casts, who have yielded their roles, work - the 1,310 who contributed money, the more than 500 who gave of their time and influence and, in most cases, money also. Mrs. Armand Karow (Eunice Durham) Edna May Kennedy Mrs. H. L. Mathews (Mary Emma Vandevere) Robert M. Mayo George L. Morelock William H. Parker William R. Richerson A. T. Tatum Swepson S. Taylor, Jr. Mrs. Leora Thompson (Leora White) Mrs. George R. Voorhees (Phyllis Matthews) 1938 R. A. Brannon, Jr. Mrs. Charles E. Brown (Mary Rebecca Taylor) G. C. Clark Leonard E. Clark Marvin A. Cohen James S. Conner Mrs. Harry A. Dinham (Charlotte Hamilton) Mrs. Robert T. Edgar (Annie Katherine Dement) Mrs. Abbott L. Ferriss (Ruth Sparks) Mrs. Lewis R. Freeman (Lucille Strahan) Alex Gordon Jefferson M. Hester Mrs. Ransom Gary Jones (Jessie Vic Russell) Mrs. L Richard Krevar Josephine Lewis Mrs. Harry S. McGehee (Marguerite Coltharp) Mrs. William McClintock (Catherine Wofford) Eugenia Mauldin Mrs. Juan Jose Menendez (Jessie Lola Davis) George E. Patton Nell Permenter Malcolm L. Pigford John R. Rimmer Vic Roby Lee Rogers, Jr. Carroll H. Varner Mrs. James R. Wilson (Ava Sanders) 1939 William H. BizzeU Fred J. Bush Paul Carruth Foster Collins Gilbert Cook, Jr. Robert E. Cox Roy DeLamotte Blanton Doggett George T. Dorris Ben P. Evans Mrs. J. T. Gabbert (Eleanor Lickfold) John W. Godbold Jeremiah H. Holleman Robert A. Ivy Hugh B. Landrum, Jr. Mrs. Raymond McClinton (Rowena McRae) Mrs. Fred E. Massey (Corinne Mitchell) Donald O'Connor Mrs. Donald O'Connor (OUie Mae Gray) Mrs. Dudley Stewart (Jane Hyde West) A. T. Tucker Mrs. J. W. Wood (Grace Cunningham) 1940 Mary K. Askew Mrs. Ralph R. Bartsch (Martha Faust Ck)nnor) John C. Batte, Jr. James L. Booth Charles L. Clark, Jr. Mrs. Gilbert Cook, Jr. (Virginia Wilson) Mrs. Alvin Flannes (Sara Nell Rhymes) Gerald P. Gable Mrs. John W. Godbold (Marguerite Darden) Annie Mae Gunn Vernon B. Hathorn Mrs. W. A. Hays (Mamie McRaney) Martha Ann Kendrick Henry Grady Kersh, Jr. Richard G. Lord, Jr. Edwin W. Lowther Ralph McCool 12 ^ Mrs. Ralph McCool (Bert Watkins) Mrs. Lawrence B. Martin (Louise Moorer) Dr. Clayton Morgan Mrs. Howard Morris (Sarah Buie) A. M. Oliver Lem Phillips Mrs. J. Melvin Richardson (Elsie Virginia Gaddy) Henry C. Ricks, Jr. W. B. Ridgway Mrs. Redd S. Russ (Mary Therese Burdette) Mrs. G. O. Sanford (Bessie McCafferty) Mrs. A. G. Snelgrove (Frances Ogden) Mrs. Warren B. Trimble (Celia Brevard) Joseph S. Vandiver Mrs. S. M. Vauclain (Edwina Flowers) Terry H. Walters Kate Wells Jennie Youngblood Paul Whitsett James R. Wilson 1941 Mrs. Max M. Ainsworth (Myrtle Chatham) Mrs. Pat Barrett (Sara Ruth Stephens) Walter C. Beard Joseph H. Brooks James R. Cavett, Jr. Elizabeth Lenoir Cavin Mrs. R. L. Chapman (Wye Naylor) Roy C. Clark Eugene Thomas Fortenberry Mrs. J. Magee Gabbert (Kathryn DeCelle) Martha Gerald Mrs. Gerald W. Gleason (Corde Bierdeman) Thomas G. Hamby Mrs. Thomas G. Hamby (Rosa Eudy) Frank B. Hays Joseph T. Humphries Gwin Kolb James J. Livesay Joel D. McDavid Margaret McDougal Joe Miles Marjorie Miller Mrs. R. E. Dumas Milner (Myrtle Ruth Howard) Charles M. Murry Eugene Peacock Mrs. Lem Phillips (Ruth Blanche Borum) Mrs. Paul Ramsey (Effie Register) Thomas Robertson, Jr. Nat Rogers Mrs. William S. Sims (Mary Newsom) James B. Sumrall W. O. Tynes, Jr. Mrs. J. D. Upshaw (Christine Ferguson) Mrs. Terry H. Walters (Virginia James) L. H. Wilson Robert Wingate 1942 Mrs. Walter Adams (Mary Louise Sheridan) W. B. Bell Mrs. W. B. Bell (Florence DeCell) Mrs. H. Harris Brister (Mary Stone) Mrs. B. E. Burris (Eva Tynes) Wilford C. Doss Mrs. Wilford C. Doss (Mary Margaret McRae) Mrs. Fred Ezelle (Katherine Ann Grimes) Edward S. Fleming Mrs. J. Stanley Gresley (EUzabeth Landstreet) Edgar B. Horn Mrs. Gwin Kolb (Ruth Godbold) Mrs. Al C. Kruse (Evaline Khayat) W. Baldwin Lloyd Raymond S. Martin Robert M. Matheny Lawrence W. Rabb Herbert W. Phillips W. Avery Philp Charlton S. Roby Mrs. Nat Rogers (Helen Ricks) William D. Ross, Jr. Mrs. William D. Ross, Jr. (Nell Triplett) Albert G. Sanders, Jr. Mrs. John H. Sivley (Martha Jane Mansfield) Mrs. Francis B. Stevens (Ann Elizabeth Herbert) Mrs. Monroe Stewart (Virginia Mansell) J. B. Welborn Mrs. V. L. Wharton (Beverly Dickerson) Mrs. Louis H. Wilson (Jane Clark) 1943 Mrs. Ross F. Bass (Betty Jo Holcomb) J. Reid Bingham Otho M. Brantley H. Harris Brister Dolores Craft Harwell Dabbs Mrs. Edward S. Fleming (Helen Mae Ruoff) Davis Haughton Dewitt B. James Mrs. Everett P. Johnson (Frances Wroten) Mrs. Paul C. Kenny (Ruth Gibbons) Mrs. Henry Grady Kersh (Josephine Kemp) Mrs. James J. Livesay (Mary Lee Busby) Mrs. Robert C. Montana (Patricia Jones) 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 1944 Clay R. Alexander Buford C. Blount Mrs. Jack L. Caldwell (Marjorie Ann Murphy) Jean M. Calloway Mrs. James R. Cavett, Jr. (Clara Porter) Victor B. Gotten G. C. Dean, Jr. John W. Denser Mrs. J. L. Fort (Elizabeth Nail) Edith M. Hart Mrs. Robert Holland (Gertrude Pepper) Mrs. Warren H. Karstedt (Anne Louise West) Mrs. J. T. Kimball (Louise Day) Mrs. E. D. Lavender (Virginia Sherman) Mrs. J. C. Longest (Doy Payne) Mrs. Gordon L. Nazor (Jean Morris) Mrs. William S. Neal (Priscilla Morson) Waudine Nelson Ross A. Pickett F. Wilson Ray Duncan A. Reily Mrs. Brevik Schimmel (Edith Cortwright) B. H. Smith Zach Taylor, Jr. Noel C. Womack Mrs. Noel C. Womack (Flora Mae Arant) 1945 James E. Calloway Mrs. Harwell Dabbs (Beth Barron) Mrs. Harry C. Frye (Helen McGehee) Mrs. M. J. Hensley (Elva Tharp) Mrs. W. Baldwin Lloyd (Ann Rae Wolfe) Nina Reeves Mrs. Zach Taylor, Jr. (Dot Jones) Elton Waring Clay N. Wells Joseph E. Wroten 1946 John Roy Bane, Jr. Sam Barefield Mrs. Sam Barefield (Mary Nell Sells) Boyer M. Brady Mrs. Fleming L. Brown (Dorothy Mai Eady) Mrs. Samuel L. Collins (Joelyon Marie Dent) P. Truly Conerly, Jr. Mrs. Wayne E. Derrington (Annie Clara Foy) Thad H. Doggett Dorothy Lauderdale N. A. McKinnon, Jr. William E. Moak Mrs. William E. Moak (Lucy Gerald) Mrs. Claribel Moncure (Claribel Hunt) J. H. Morrow, Jr. Mrs. Robert F. Nay (Mary Ethel Mize) Robert G. Nichols, Jr. Mrs. J. T. Oxner (Margene Summers) Mrs. C. E. Salter (Marjorie Carol Burdsal) Barry S. Seng W. E. Shanks Mrs. John S. Thompson (Peggy Anne Weppler) Mrs. M. W. Whitaker (Jerry McCormack) Claude J. Williams, Jr. 1947 Jim C. Barnett Mrs. Jack Bew (Christine Droke) William F. Blatz Mrs. Howard K. Bowman (Sarah Frances Clark) Mrs. John F. Buchanan (Peggy Helen Carr) Carolyn Bufkin Mrs. Neal Calhoun (Mary Edgar Wharton) J. H. Cameron Craig Castle B. K. Chapman Victor S. Coleman Mrs. James S. Conner (Betty Langdon) Wallace L. Cook Mrs. Harry L. Corban (Eleanor Johnson) Clarence H. Denser Mrs. Roger Elgert (Laura Mae Godbold) 13 Mrs. H. W. Ferguson, Jr. (Willie Nell White) Mrs. Kenneth I. Franks (.^nn Marie Hobbs) Harry C. Frye Mrs. Hugh L. Gowan (Mary Anne Jiggets) Robert T. Hollingsworth Nat Hovious Mrs. W. H. Izard (Betty Klumb) I\Irs. Catherine P. Klipple (Catherine Powell) Dart McCuUen I\Irs. Sutton Marks (Helen Murphy) Jesse P. Matthews, Jr. Rex Murff Betty Sue Pittman James D. Powell Esther Read Mrs. W. G. Riley (Elizabeth Welsh) Mrs. W. E. Shanks (Alice Josephine Crisler) Otis Singletary . Rufus P. Stainback G. Kinsey Stewart Mrs. G. Kinsey Stewart (Margueritte Stanley) William G. Toland M. W. Whitaker Mrs. James S. Worley (Rosemary Nichols) Daniel Andrews Wright Robert M. Yarbrough, Jr. Donald S. Youngblood H. H. Youngblood 1948 Albert E. Allen W. D. Bethea, Jr. L. H. Brandon Elmer Dean Calloway William O. Carter, Jr. Mrs. Jerry Chang (Ruth Chang) N. E. Clarkson, Jr. Mrs. N. E. Clarkson, Jr. (Betty Weems) Mrs. F. G. Cox, Jr. (Alma Van Hook) Mrs. Horace F. Crout (Cavie Clark) Mrs. Vincent Danna, Jr. (Lois Bending) Frances Galloway Clyde Gunn Mrs. R. C. Hardy (Ida Fae Emmerich) Mrs. H. G. Hase (Ethel Nola Eastman) Mrs. Harry Helman (Louise Blumer) Howard G. Hilton James S. Holmes, Jr. Mrs. George P. Koribanic (Helene Minyard) Charles Lehman George M. McWilliams Mrs. George L. Maddox (Evelyn Godbold) Robert F. Mantz, Jr. Sutton Marks Mrs. Samuel H. Poston (Bobbie Gillis) H. Lowry Rush Mrs. Joe F. Sanderson (Ann Spitchley) Gordon Shomaker, Jr. Mrs. Otis A. Singletary (Gloria W'alton) Mrs. Ann S. Walasek (Ann Stockton) Mrs. William W. Watson (Clara Ruth Wcdig) Charles N. Wright Mrs. W. H. Youngblood (Frances Caroline Gray) 1949 Mrs. Albert Babbitt (Carol Hutto) Martin H. Baker Mrs. W. D. Bethea (Anne Jenkins) Mrs. R. C. Brinson (Catherine May Shumaker) William H. Bush Gordon L. Carr Bruce C. Carruth Robert H. Conerly William Ray Crout Harry H. Cunningham Charles L. Darby Mrs. Henry Dupree (Mary Ruth Hicks) Frank G. Fowler John Garrard William F. Goodman, Jr. Shin Hayao Floyd E. Heard Mrs. Nat Hovious (Lucy Robinson) Ralph Hutto Philip E. Irby, Jr. Preston L. Jackson James H. Jenkins, Jr. Michael L. Kidda George D. Lee Mrs. George M. McWilliams (Dorothy Rue Myers) George L. Maddox William C. Nabors Richard W. Naef Mrs. Richard W. Naef (Jane Ellen Newell) Robert F. Nay IMrs. James D. Powell (Elizabeth Lampton) Jesse D. Puckett, Jr. Kenneth H. Quin Ernest P. Reeves Mrs. John Schindler (Chris Hall) Sidney Sebren Carlos Reid Smith William W. Watson Mrs. Charles C. Wiggers (Mary Tennent) Mrs. B. L. Wilson (Bobbie Nell Holder) William D. Wright J. W. Youngblood Mrs. J. W. Youngblood (Nora Louise Havard) 1950 Thomas B. Abernathy Randle L. Brown Mrs. Gordon L. Carr (Elizabeth Ann Williams) John R. Countiss Mrs. Tom Crosby, Jr. (Wilma Dyess) Arthur F. A. Goodsell Mrs. S. J. Greer (Annie Ruth Junkin) S. Richard Harris Joseph R. Huggins Johnny E. Jabour William H. Jacobs Mrs. Cecil G. Jenkins (Patsy Abernathy) Earl T. Lewis Herman J. McKenzie W. M. Nelson Dick T. Patterson Howard T. Payne Carl Wayne Phillips James W. Ridgway Mrs. Louise Robbins (Louise Hardin) Mrs. H. L. Rush, Jr. (Betty Joyce McLemore) Paul Eugene Russell Mrs. Dewey Sanderson (Fannie Buck Leonard) Mrs. Carlos Reid Smith ( Dorris Liming) Charles Lee Taylor John S. Thompson Charles C. Wiggers W. H. Youngblood 1951 Mrs. M. C. Adams (Doris Puckett) Tip H. Allen, Jr. Mrs. Joe V. Anglin (Linda McCluney) Mrs. W. W. Aycock, Jr. (Joyce Jean Caradine) Richard L. Berry IMrs. Charles W. Boone (Stella Lucas) Rex I. Brown Audley O. Burford William R. Burt Mrs. Sid Champion (IMary Johnson Lipscy) I\Irs. William Chenault (Ann Marae Simpson) Mrs. Stanley Christensen (Beverly Barstow) Cooper C. Clements, Jr. Ed Deweese OUie Dillon, Jr. Carolyn Estcs E. Lawrence Gibson Mrs. W. Thad Godwin, Jr. (Jo Anne Weissinger) George W. B. Hall, Jr. Dot Hubbard Cecil G. Jenkins IVIrs. William F. Johnson (Frances Beacham) Mrs. Raymond E. King (Yvonne Mclnturlf) Wilson S. Lambert Mrs. Earl T. Lewis (Mary Sue Enochs) Yancey M. Lott, Jr. Evelyn Inez McCoy Mrs. Wiliam P. Martin (Milly East) Mrs. Joe H. Morris, Jr. (Virginia Price) Hubert R. Robinson David H. Shelton Mrs. Lonnie Thompson, Jr. (Pattie Golding) S. L. Varnado Mrs. O. B. Walton, Jr. (Frances Pat Patterson) Mrs. G. R. Wood, Jr. (Anna Louise Coleman) Bennie Frank Youngblood Mrs. Herman Yueh (Grace Chang) 1952 Beulah Abel Mrs. Harold D. Bell (Claire Luster) Edward I\I. Collins J. B. Conerly William E. Curtis Robert L. Crawford Mrs. Grady O. Floyd (.Sarah Nell Dyess) Marvin P'ranklin Mrs. Arthur F. A. Goodsell (Alice Dale Whitfield) Billy M. Graham William A. Hays .Mrs. .lames H. Jenkins. ,)r. ( Marianne Chunn) Ransom Lanier Jones Curtis .McGown .lames D. .Xewsome Mrs. Paul A. Hadzewicz (Ethel Cole) William Kiecken, Jr. Mrs. Paul E. Russell (Barbara Lee McBnde) Roy H. Ryan Mrs. Blanehard Sanchez ( Patsy Martinson) Harmon L. Smith, Jr. Mrs. Harmon L. Smith (Bettye Watkins) J. P. Stafford Mrs. Deck Stone (Sandra Lee Campbell) Mrs. Robert D. Vought (Mary Joy Hill) Glyn O. Wiygul James Leon Young 1953 Mrs. Flavius Alford (.Mary Ann O'Neill) James E. Allen Mrs. W. E. Allen (Bettye Smith) Mrs. W. E. Ay res ( Diane Brown ) IMrs. John C. Barlow. Jr. (Lynn Bacot) Mrs. .Martin H. Baker (Susana .Alford) David H. Balius Mrs. David H. Balius (Virginia Kelly ) Mrs. J. B. Barlow (Mary .Ann Babington) James Barry Brindley Mrs. Shirley Callen (Shirley Parker) Mrs. William R. Clement (Ethel Cecile Brown; Peter J. Costas Mrs. Robert L. Crawford (.Mabel Clair Buckley) Pat H. Curtis IMrs. Walter L. Dean (Anne Roberts) Mrs. Loyal Durand (Wesley .Ann Travis) Mrs. Rome Emmons (Cola O'Neal) William G. Fuzak. Jr. Sedley Joseph Greer IMrs. IMilton Haden ( Adalee Matheny ) Mrs. Henry E. Hettchen (Martha Sue Montgomer Mrs. Carl Legate (Louise Campbell) John T. Lewis, III T. W^ Lewis, HI Samuel O. IMassey, Jr. John W. Moore IMrs. John W. Moore (Virginia Edge) Mrs. James R. Ransom (Margueritte Denny) Mrs. James W. Ridgway (Betty Jean Langston) John C. Sandefur IMrs. R. G. Sibbald (Mary Ann Derrick) 14 Kenneth \V. Simons Mrs. Alexander Sivewright (Josephine Lampton) \\'illiam L. Stewart Irby Turner, Jr. William Lamar Weems Mrs. Frank Ray Wheat (Virginia Breazeale) Mrs. Walter H. Williams (Alyce Aline Kyle) iMrs. Charles N. Wright (Betty Small) Mrs. William D. Wright (Jo Anne Bratton) 1954 Charles Allen Mrs. Charles Allen (Lynn McGrath) W. E. Ayres Mrs. George V. Bokas (Aspasia Athas) Mrs. T. H. Boone (Edna Khayat) Hugh Burford Mrs. James P. Burnett (Juha Allen) T. H. Butler William R. Clement David W. Colbert Jack Roy Birchum Mrs. Edward M. Collins (Peggv Suthoff) M. S. Corban Jack F. Dunbar Mrs. Jack F. Dunbar (Carolyn Anne Hand) Mrs. Richard Feltus, Jr. (Jeanette Sanders) Mrs. David D. Franks (Audrey Jennings) Mrs. Jodie K. George (Jodie Kyzar) Mrs. Paul G. Green (Bernice Edgar) Sidney A. Head Mrs. James D. Holden (Joan Wilson) Mrs. Joseph R. Huggins (Barbara Walker) Mrs. George L. Hunt (Jo Glyn Hughes) Mrs. William H. Jacobs (Barbara Myers) Mrs. William J. James (Svliil Foy) Dan T, Keel, Jr. Robert C. Kelley Mrs. Robert C. Kelley (Josephine Booth) Albert B. Lee Mrs. T. W. Lewis, III (Julia Aust) Frank B. IVIangum Mrs. John W. Morris (Peggye Falkner) Leslie J. Page, Jr. Thomas E. Parker David D. Powell Mrs. David D. Powell (Sue Lott) Mrs. William Riecken, Jr. (Jeanenne Pridgen) William S. Romey William F. Sistrunk Lee Andrew Stricklin Mrs. Richard L. Tourtellotte (Janella Lansing) Mrs. Robert Vansuch (Jo Anne Cooper) Mrs. Lamar Weems (Nanette Weaver) Morris E. White Walter H. Williams Jerry M. Williamson 1955 Eugene B. Antley Mrs. Dorothy F. Bainton (Dorothy Ford) Fulton Barksdale Mrs. John C. Baumgartner (Glenda Glenn) Frederick E. Blumcr Mrs. J. H. Bratton, Jr. (Alleen Sharp Davis) Mrs. Howard B. Burch (Clarice Black) James P. Burnett Frances Catchings Mrs. J. B. Conerly (Theresa Terry) Mrs. Paul D. Eppinger (Sybil Casbeer) John Y. Fenton Mrs. Garland G. Gee (Dorothy Wiseman) Nancy Ann Harris P. Harry Hawkins George Lewis Hunt, Jr. William J. James Alvin Jon King Mrs. John W. Leggctt, IH (Carol Mae Brown) Mrs. John T. Lewis (Helen Fay Head) James E. Long John B. Lott Mrs. Samuel O. Massey, Jr. (Mary Lynn Graves) L. Leslie Nabors, Jr. Mrs. B. H. Reed (Amelia Ann Pendcrgraft) Mrs. A. T. Rice (Lettie King) Ellnora Riecken Mrs. John C. Sandefur (iVIary Louise Flowers) Mrs. Peter Segota (Mary Price) Jeneanne Sharp Mary Alice Shields B. AI. Stevens Marion Swayze Mrs. Tommy Taylor (Betty Robbins) R. Warren Wasson Ernest Workman Mrs. James Leon Young (Joan Wignall) 1956 Mrs. John J. Albrycht (Marjorie Boleware) Patrick G. Allen John !\L Awad Airs. Frederick E. Blumer (Ann Anderson) T. H. Boone Mrs. James L. Boyd (Charlotte Elliott) Jesse W. Brasher Mrs. J. Barry Brindley (Elsie Drake) Shirley Caldwell John B. Campbell Floyd T. Carey Tomye Carnes Joseph S. Conti Mrs. William S. Cook (Barbara Jones) The alumni who made person- al contacts are the real keys to the success of the Alumni Fund. They demonstrated the fact that they are concerned about Millsaps. Mrs. M. S. Corban (Margaret C. Hathorn) Mrs. Berry Grain ( Inez Claud) Zorah Currv Albert W. Felsher, Jr. Stearns L. Hayward Mrs. Gordon Hensley (Claire King) John Hubbard Mrs. Wayne Hudson (Clydell Carter) Richard Johnson Mrs. Richard .Johnson (Lucy Lee Jones ) John W. Leggett, HI Walton Lipscomb Ann Holmes McShane Jesse W. Moore W. Powers .Moore, II John W. IMorris Mrs. Dan S. Murrell (Pat llillman) Robert H. Parnell Murray Pinkston Mrs. J. Murray Pinkston (Clara Booth) Anita Barrv Reed O. Gerald Trigg Edwin T. Upton Mrs. Summer Walters (Betty Barficld) Fred H. Williams Albert N. Williamson J. W. Wood 1957 Ezra M. Alexander • Mrs. Tip H. Allen, Jr. (Margaret Buchanan) Daniel T. Anderson Richard C. Barineau Mrs. E. E. Barlow, Jr. (Dorothy Anita Perry) Mrs. William D. Bealle (Catherine Northam) Kathryn Bufkin J. B. Campbell Henry Carney Reynolds Cheney Milton Olin Cook Mrs. Milton Olin Cook (Millicent King) Mrs. Frank Corban, Jr. (Lady Nelson Gill) Kenneth Dew Mrs. Peyton Dickinson (Eugenia Kelly) Billy L. Dowdle Oscar Dowdle, Jr. Lloyd Allen Doyle Betty Dyess Joseph C. Franklin David D. Franks Mrs. Sterling Gillis (Jane Pickering) James Don Gordon Mrs. J. W. Griffis, Jr. (Nena Doiron) Graham Lee Hales, Jr. Newt P. Harrison Brooks Hudson Mrs. Paul J. Illk (Goldie Crippen) Hugh H. Johnson Sam L. Jones iMrs. Sam L. Jones (Nancy Peacock) Mrs. Alvah C. Long, Jr. (Lynnice Parker) Max Harold AlcDaniel Mrs. Max McDaniel (Sandra Miller) L 15 Mrs. Jack M. McDonald (Betty Louise Landfair) Mrs. Edward W. McRae (Martina Riley) Robert B. Mims Hal Miller, Jr. Mrs. S. M. Mohon (Annette Leshe) Mrs. W. Powers Moore, II (Janis Edgar) John D. Morgan Mrs. Thomas E. Parker (Mary Ruth Brasher) John Philley Mrs. Bryant A. Reed, Jr. (Walter Jean Lamb) Daphne Ann Richardson Alfred Paul Statham Edward Stewart Mrs. Gerald Trigg (Rose Cunningham) Jo Anne Tucker Larry Tynes Summer Walters, Jr. Robert B. Wesley Glenn Wimbish, Jr. 1958 Mrs. Raymond T. Arnold (Janice Mae Bower) John E. Baxter Ronald P. Black Mrs. Billy Chapman (Betty Gail Trapp) W. D. Creekmore, Jr. T. H. Dinkins, Jr. Mrs. Richard W. Dortch (Joyce Nail) Betty Louise Eakin James H. Everitt, Jr. Thomas B. Fanning Mrs. John Y. Fenton (Julia Ann Gray) Mrs. John O. Gossett (Edna Gail Wixon) William L. Graham Mrs. William L. Graham (Betty Garrison) J. W. Griffis, Jr. Ruith Ann Hall William J. Hardin Mrs. WiUiam J. Hardin (Mary Jeffrey) Mrs. William M. Hilbun, Jr. (Lucy Claire Ewing) James Hodges Curtis O. HoUaday Sarah A. Hulsey Howard S. Jones Mrs. Peter J. Liacouras (Anne Locke Myers) Jack M. McDonald Mrs. Bailey Moncrief (Charlotte Oswalt) Ray H. Montgomery Mrs. John P. Morse (Claire Elizabeth Manning Bill Rush Mosby, Jr. Jimmie NeweU, Jr. Benny Owen Mrs. Benny Owen (Linda Carruth) John P. Potter Mrs. John P. Potter (Jeanette Ratcliff) Shelby Jean Roten Clarence M. Shannon John B. Sharp Russell H. Stovall, Jr. Mrs. John Ed Thomas (Margaret Ewing) Keith Tonkel Donald Grey Triplett Jim L. Waits Myma Flo Wallace Herbert Arthur Ward, Jr. Kennard W. Wellons Don G. Williams Edwin Williams, Jr. Mrs. Joseph E. Wilson, Jr. (Nancy Caroline Vines) Mrs. Robert F. Workman, Jr. (Mabel Gill) V. D. Youngblood 1959 Robert L. Abney, III Mrs. Robert L. Abney, III (Shirley Habeeb) Jeanine Adcock Rex Alman WiUiam D. Balgord Arnold A. Bush, Jr. Mrs. Reynolds S. Cheney (Allan Walker) Mrs. Billy O. Cherry (Shirley Mae Stoker) Richard L. Cooke Joseph R. Cowart Mrs. W. H. Creekmore, Jr. (Betsy Salisbury) Mrs. Allen J. Dawson (Julia Anne Beckes) Fred Dowling Mrs. Richard B. Ellison (Judith Forbes) Mrs. Albert W. Felsher (Rosemary Parent) Robert E. Gentry Mrs. James Y. Harpole (Jeanette Lundquist) Avit J. Hebert William R. Hendee Ben G. Hinton Mrs. T. Brooks Hudson (Helen Dall Barnes) John D. Humphrey William T. Jeanes Mrs. Bradford Lemon (Nancy Neyman) Mrs. Esther R. Levine Mrs. John L. Lipscomb (Colleen Thompson) Edwin P. McKaskel Palmer Manning Bailey Moncrief Mrs. Bill Rush Mosby (Ellen Dixon) Mrs. James Lamar Nation (Dorothy Casey) Mrs. Leslie Joe Page, Jr. (Frances Irene West) Virginia Perry Katherine Pilley James P. Rush Sam E. Scott W. B. Selah M. Arnold Stanford Mrs. Russell Stovall (Mary Charles Price) John Ed Thomas Ophelia Tisdale D. Clifton Ware, Jr. Thomas C. Welch Mrs. Robert B. Wesley (Frances Furr) 1960 Marilyn Dee Bates Mrs. J. D. Bourne, Jr. (Jewel Taylor) Albert Y. Brown, Jr. Mrs. James T. Brown (Joan Frazier) Mrs. Jerry K. Bryant (Carolyn Edwards) Mrs. Robert C. Burrows (Virginia Helen Walker) Mrs. Arnold A. Bush (Zoe Harvey) Cathy Carlson Hunter McKelva Cole Kurt L. Feldmann Mrs. J. H. Files (Glenda Faye Chapman) Mrs. John E. Green (Ann Hale) Mrs. William R. Hendee (Jeannie Wesley) Mrs. William S. Hicks (Lucile Pillow) Charles R. Jennings Mrs, Charles R. Jennings (Ann Snuggs) Ann Ryland Kelly Kay Kirschenbaum James B. Lange James Ronny Langston Donald D. Lewis Robert E. McArthur James E. McAtee Mrs. J. L. Maynard (Marcia Anne Brocato) Mrs. Hal Miller, Jr. (Dorothy Huddleston) Mrs. Robert B. Mims (Susan Medley) Mrs. Jesse W. Moore (Mildred Anne Hupperich) Mrs. James A. Nicholas (Mary Sue Cater) James F. Oaks John T. Rush Mrs. Sam E. Scott (Mariella Lingle) Mrs. Charles R. Smith (Malese Brunson) Mrs. Kenneth Steiner, Jr. (Grace Louise Frost) Mrs. Robert M. Still (Mary Lee Bethune) Mrs. D. Clifton Ware, Jr. (Betty Oldham) Mrs. Thomas C. Welch (Josephine Anne Goodwin) George R. Williams Mrs. Glenn Wimbish (Evelyn Godbold) Anonymous Anonymous 1961 Lynn Abernethy, Jr. Mrs. William B. Baker, Jr. (Nancy Shirley Dunshee) Ella Lou Butler Frank G. Carney Mrs. R. C. Carter (Evelyn Grant) William J. Crosby Sam Weeks Currie Mrs. Fred Dowling (Betty Jean Burgdorff) Edwin L. Frost, III Edward L. Gieger, Jr. Lucy Hamblin James L. Humphries David D. Husband Frances Kerr Mrs. Donald D. Lewis (Ruth Marie Tomlinson) Claudia Mabus Janis Mitchell Henry James Rhodes, III Donald R. Stacy Mrs. M. Arnold Stanford (Jane Perkins) Mrs. Robert Taylor (Eleanor Crabtree) 1962 Richard B. Blount Ivan Burnett, Jr. Ellen Burns John L. Lipscomb Mrs. James E. McAtee (Carolyn Mahaffey) Mrs. Phineas Stevens (Patricia Land) Year Unknown Mrs. Mary Belle Beacham (Mary Belle Wright) UUie Ellis Miss Melvin EUis Mrs. R. C. Moore (Mary Collins) Mrs. Turner Ray (Corinne Wiygul) Mrs. Smith Richardson Mrs. Hubert Scrivener (Martha Evelyn O'Brien) Mrs. Mattie Williamson (Mattie Murff) Mabel Wessels Mrs. Shelby Wilson (Susie Gaines) Mrs. George C. Wofford (Grace Kirk) Mrs. J. Will Yon (Lucille Cooper) Friends Mrs. C. A. Bowen Frank Cabell Mrs. Robert M. Gibson Raymond King J. W. Reily D. R. Sanderson, Sr. Mrs. D. R. Sanderson, Sr. D. R. Sanderson, Jr. Joe F. Sanderson Francis B. Stevens Phineas Stevens Mrs. Ellis T. Woolfolk Corporate Alumnus Program American & Foreign Powe Co., Inc. 'Matching gift b Mr. & Mrs. John T. Kirr ball) Armstrong Cork Company (Matching gift by Dick 1 Patterson) Burroughs Corporation (Matching gift by James ^ McLeod) Continental Oil Company (Matching gift by Floyd E Heard) Deering Milliken Service Coi poration (Matching gift by A. M Sivewright) Gulf Oil Corporation (Matching gift by Georg W. B. Hall) U. S. Borax & Chemical Coi poration (Matching gift by Robert 1 Edgar) 16 Major Investors Alumni who contributed $100 or more in 1962-63 I. W. Alford, '30 Henry V. Allen, Jr., '36 Edgar L. Anderson, '25-'27 Dr. C. C. Applewhite, '07 Sam E. Ashmore, '16-'17 W. E. Ayres, '54 Mrs. W. E. Ayres, '53 (Diane Brown) Dr. A. V. Beacham, '28 W. A. Bealle, '26 Rev. Norman U. Boone, '33 aev. R. R. Branton, '27 Mrs. R. R. Branton, '28 (Doris Alford) Mrs. James H. Bratton, Jr. (Alleen Davis) Rex I. Brown, '51 William I. Brown, '28-'30 Z^arolyn Bufkin, '47 Webb Buie, '36 Mrs. Webb Buie, '36 (Ora Lee Graves) Mrs. Frank Cabell, '35 (Helen Hargrave) Dr. Dean Calloway, '48 Rev. J. H. Cameron, '47 Mrs. J. H. Cameron, '32 (Burnell Gillaspy) ^. Boyd CampbeU, '10 Charles H. Carr, '20-'22 "raig Castle, '47 G. C. Clark, '38 Joe W. Coker, '27 Harris Collins, '36 Gilbert P. Cook, Sr., '08 Manley W. Cooper, '12 Victor B. Gotten, '40-'41 Dr. Eugene H. Countiss, '29 Robert L. Crawford, '52 Mrs. Robert L. Crawford, '49-'52 (Mabel Clair Buckley) Pat H. Curtis, '53 Dr. Clarence H. Denser, '47 George T. Dorris, '39 Dr. Wilford C. Doss, '42 Mrs. Wilford C. Doss, '42 (Mary Margaret McRae) Mrs. Robert T. Edgar, '38 (Katherine Dement) Mrs. I. C. Enochs, '16-'18 (Crawford Swearingen) Fred Ezelle, '37 Mrs. Fred Ezelle, '42 (Katherine Ann Grimes) Robert L. Ezelle, '35 Mrs. George Faxon, '36 (Nancy Plummer) Albert W. Felsher, '56 Mrs. Albert W. Felsher, '55-'56 (Rosemary Parent) H. E. Finger, Jr., '37 Edward S. Fleming, '42 Mrs. Edward S. Fleming, '43 (Helen Mae Ruoff) W. B. Fowler, '23 Bishop Marvin Franklin, '52 Stewart Gammill, Jr., '29-'31 Mrs. Stewart Gammill, Jr., '30-'32 (Lora Hooper) S. Richard Harris, '50 Mrs. Erwin Heinen, '20-'22, '24-'25 (Emily Plummer) Warfield W. Hester, '35 Howard G. Hilton, '44-'45, '47-'48 Dr. MerriU O. Hines, '31 Dr. Robert T. Hollingsworth, '47 Dr. Dewitt B. James, '43 Harris A. Jones, '99 Howard S. Jones, '58 Maurice Jones, '34 Dan T. Keel, Jr., '54 Mrs. Wiley V. Kees, '33 (Mary Sue Bumham) John T. Kimball, '34 Mrs. John T. Kimball, '44 (Louise Day) Mrs. Raymond E. King, '51 (Yvonne Mclnturff) Mrs. Catherine Klipple, '47 (Caitherine Powell) Phihp Kolb, '28-'31 Mrs. Philip Kolb, '30 (Warrene Ramsey) Sam B. Lampton, '13 Herbert H. Lester, '13 Dr. Earl T. Lewis, '50 Mrs. Earl T. Lewis, '51 (Mary Sue Enochs) Richard G. Lord, Jr., '36-'38 W. B. McCarty, Sr., '05-'09 WilUam C. McLean, '16 Raymond McClinton, '36 Mrs. Raymond McCUnton, '35-'37 (Rowena McRae) Ralph McCool, '36-'37 Mrs. Ralph McCool, '40 (Bert Watkins) J. Clyde McGee, '01-'03 Marjorie Miller, '41 Mrs. R. E. Dumas Milner, '41 (Myrtle Ruth Howard) Dr. Wilham F. Moak, '42-'44 Mrs. William F. Moak, '42-'44 (Lucy Gerald) Dr. Charles M. Murry, '41 W. D. Myers, '14-'17 Mrs. W. D. Myers, Whit. '18 (Inez King) George B. Pickett, '27-'30 Charles R. Rew, '10 John B. Ricketts, '05 Mrs. C. R. Ridgway, Sr., W. '07 (Hattie Lewis) Charles R. Ridgway, '35 W. B. Ridgway, '36-'38 Dr. W. S. Ridgway, '43 Solon F. Riley, '28 Vic Roby, '38 Nat S. Rogers, '41 Mrs. Nat Rogers, '42 (Helen Ricks) Dr. Thomas G. Ross, '36 Albert G. Sanders, Jr., '42 Mrs. Dewey Sanderson, '50 (Fannie Buck Leonard) Mrs. Joe F. Sanderson, '44-'45 (Ann Spitchley) Mrs. Brevik Schimmel, '40-'42 (Edith Cortright) Sidney Sebren, '49 W. B. Selah, '59 Austin L. Shipman, '21 Fred B. Smith, '12 Walter Spiva, '25 Mrs. Walter Spiva, '25 (Mary Davenport) B. M. Stevens, '55 Mrs. Francis B. Stevens, '42 (Ann Elizabeth Herbert) Mrs. Phineas Stevens, '58-'59 (Patricia Land) Edward Stewart, '57 Mrs. Deck Stone, '52 (Sandra Lee Campbell) Orrin H. Swayze, '27 Mrs. Orrin H. Swayze, '27 (Catherine Power) WilUam N. Thomas, '08-'12 Mrs. Lonnie Thompson, Jr., '51 (Pattie Golding) OUver B. Triplett, Jr., '24 A. T. Tucker, '39 Rev. Lovick P. Wasson, '04 Dan M. White, '17 Dr. Noel C. Womack, '44 Mrs. Noel C. Womack, '44 (Flora Mae Arant) Dr. Charles N. Wright, '48 Mrs. Charles N. Wright, '53 (Betty SmaU) Dan A. Wright, '47 V. D. Youngblood, '58 17 Memorial Book Fund IN MEMORY OF DONOR Frances Weslgate Butlcrfield .. Joseph M. Howorth A. B. Hobbs, Jr George B. Pickett S. B. Lawrence C. R. Ridgway Kenneth A. I'aine George B. I'ickett Les M. Taylor ... George B. Pickett Garner Green, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Reynolds Cheney Mr. & Mrs. Joshua CIreen Memorial Gifts IN MEMORY OF Edwin Jones . . . Evelyn McGahey . Edwin L. Redding Mrs. Susie Newell Ward DONOR Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen Henry V. Allen, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Barksdale Chester Lee Beacham A. V. Beacham Mr. and Mrs. Moody Mrs. Hcrsee M. Carson Mrs. O. S. Lewis Gilbert P. Cook, Sr. James A. High W. L. Duren George C. Wallace Mrs. L C. Enochs Lester Bear Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ezelle T. H. Naylor Lester Bear Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Lowe Ed Redding Mrs. Susie Newell Ward Ed Redding Mrs. E. S. Willis Robert L. Ezelle, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Plummer Mrs. George Faxon Arthur Rogers Mary Joan Finger Robert M. Gibson Mrs. Robert M. Gibson Mr. and Mrs. Walter Plummer Mrs. Ervin Heinen Jerry Felker Mr. and Mrs. John Lipscomb Ed Redding Anonymous M. L. Kerr Mrs. Susie Newell Ward Victor Wallace R. L. Ezelle, Sr Ed Redding Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Mann Meddie Cox John D. Morgan R. D. Cartledge Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Powell William E. Riecken, Sr Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Riecken, Jr. J. E. F. Ferguson Charlton Roby Lester Bear Bethany Swearingen Mrs. W. D. Noel Rlrs. Harry Weir P. K. Thomas Mrs. G. C. Wolf'ord Edwin L. Redding Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Wright Mr. and Mrs. Leon J. Lowe Joseph E. Wroten Boyd Campbell Scholarship Fund DONOR Mrs. Thomas D. Hendrix Martha Ann Kendrick Gilbert Cook, Sr. Mrs. Battle M. Barksdale Ellen Burns Mrs. R. W. Ferguson, Jr. Mrs. Luther Flowers Mrs. Gus Ford Edna May Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Howard McGehee Neely Powers Henry V. Watkins, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Brown Mendell Davis Mrs. Wylie V. Kees ' Mr. and Mrs. Nat Rogers I V. D. Youngblood | Mr. and Mrs. William E. Barksdal Robert L. Ezelle, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Wright Mr. and I\Irs. Wesley Merle Mann Bethany Swearingen Mrs. L C. Enochs (Crawford Swearingen) Nancy Ann Harris Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ezelle J. Clyde McGee Anonymous I 18 /I. C. White Scholarship Fund Anonymous Janice Trimble Mrs. Warren B. Trimble C. R, Ridgway, Jr. Mrs. C. R. Ridgway, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Webb Buie Mr. and Mrs. Walter Spiva Mendell Davis Dr. and Mrs. Ross H. Moore Mr. and Mrs. James W. Campbell Roy DeLamotte Mr. and Mrs. Gwin Kolb Mrs. Gordon Nazor Mrs. T. F. Larciie Mrs. W. F. Goodman, Sr. Mrs. Ross F. Bass Maurice Jones Gilbert P. Cook, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. James D. Powell PURPOSE DONOR )esignated Gifts I Endowment Fund in Memory of Mrs. G. C. Swearingen Mr. and Mrs. Webb Buie Rex I. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Walter Spiva Mrs. W. F. Goodman Mrs. E. L. Brien Singers Tour Mrs. L. M. Adams William C. Alford Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Blount Mrs. Guy M. Carlon Mrs. W. W. Chatham William M. Colmer Read P. Dunn, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Felsher Percy A. Matthews Mr. and Mrs. Leon L. Wheeless Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Wilson Alice Casey Mrs. Abbott L. Ferriss Robert S. Higdon Mrs. William S. Sims, Jr. Henry B. Collins, Jr. Ralph Hutto Victor Watts Art Department Howard S. Jones Endowment S. Richard Harris German Department Howard S. Jones Harvey T. Newell Endowed Scholarship Fund Charles M. Murry Harvey T. Newell Endowed Scholarship Fund in memory of Mrs. Susie Newell Ward Vic Roby John R. Countiss Memorial Fund . John R. Countiss, HI Kimball Student Aid Fund Mr. and Mrs. John T. Kimball Library Anonymous Mrs. Loyal Durand Mrs. L C. Enochs Mrs. James H. Bratton, Jr. Maintenance Marvin Franklin In Honor of Dr. Ross Moore — History books for Library Music Department — piano instruction . Albert Y. Brown, Jr. . Edith M. Hart 19 DEVELOPMENT CAMPAIGN 196 3 Alumni Gifts to the Development Campaign (Alumni listed are only those whose gifts were sent to the College or whose churches furnished lists. Many alumni gave through churches which did not send lists of donors. The fiscal year began July 1, 1962, and ended June 30, 1963.) Total Number of Persons 234 Total Contributed $62,634.24 Mrs. John H. Albritton, '26 (Mary Nelle Newell) Ruth C. Alford, '29 Henry V. Allen, Jr.; '36 R. E. Anding, '48 Mrs. R. E. Anding, '47 (Billie Jeanne Brewer) C. C. Applewhite, '07 W. R. Applewhite, '09 Mrs. W. R. Applewhite, Gre. '15 (Ruth Mitchell) Charles Arrington, '36 Sam E. Ashmore, '16-'17 Frank Baird, Jr., '47-'48 W. K. Barnes, '28 Mrs. W. K. Barnes, '28 (Helen Lucille NeweU) Mrs. Ross R. Barnett, '26 (Pearl Crawford) A. V. Beacham, '28 Mrs. Lester Bear, '42 (Ida Sylvia Hart) Walter Bivins, '46 E. H. Blackwell, '52 Mrs. Thomas H. Blake, '24-'27 (Carolyn Townes) Robert E. Blount, '28 Mrs. Robert E. Blount, '29 (Alice Ridgway) H. E. Boone, Sr., '30 Mrs. Howard E. Boone, Jr., '58-'60 (Bethany Stockett) Norman U. Boone, '33 J. A. Bostick, '17-'20 John Clark Boswell, '29-'30 Mrs. John Clark BosweU, '32 (Ruth Ridgway) Charles W. Brooks, '20 Joseph H. Brooks, '09 Randle L. Brown, '50 W. Ross Brown, '18-'19 W. M. Buie, Jr., '36 Mrs. W. M. Buie, Jr., '36 (Ora Lee Graves) Steve BurweU, '29-'30 Mrs. Steve Burwell, '35 (Carolyn Hand) James B. Campbell, '49-'51 J. W. Campbell, '24 Mrs. J. W. Campbell, '25 (Evelyn Flowers) Kathleen Carmichael^ '25 Reynolds Cheney, '31 Mrs. Reynolds Cheney, '33 (Winifred Green) C. C. Clark, '15 G. C. Clark, '38 Leonard E. Clark, '38 Joy Cockrell, '60 Marvin A. Cohen, '34-'35 Henry B. Collins, '22 O. W. Conner, 111, '49 William G. Cook, '21-'24 John W. Crisler, '10 Roy A. Eaton, '52 Mrs. 1. C. Enochs, '16-'18 (Crawford Swearingen) E. M. Ervin, '21 Fred Ezelle, '37 Mrs. Fred Ezelle, '42 (Katherine Ann Grimes) Robert L. Ezelle, Jr., '35 L. S. Felder, '96-'97 James S. Ferguson, '37 H. E. Finger, Jr., '37 Gene T. Fleming, '49 Mrs. Gene T. Fleming, '47-'49 (Lou Kern) Henry G. Flowers, '31 C. H. Foster, Jr., '48-'50 Mrs. C. H. Foster, Jr., '53 (Elizabeth Lester) Marvin Franklin, '52 John Gaddis, '46-'49 Mrs. E. M. Gerald, Whit. (Mary Lee Hardin) Martha Gerald, '41 Mrs. W. F. Goodman, '17-'18 (Marguerite Watkins) W. F. Goodman, Jr., '49 J. R. Gouldman, '30 Mrs. Owen F. Gregory, '30-'33 (Harriet Carothers) John G. Hand, '25-'26, '27-'28 Paul D. Hardin, '35 Elizabeth Harrell, '31 Jeff Harris, '58 Mrs. Jeff Harris, '62 (Judy Curry) Richard Harris, '50 Harry Hawkins, '55 Mrs. Gordon R. HazeU, '50-'52 (Eleanor Millsaps) L. G. Head, '18-'19 Mrs. Arnold Hederman, '35-'39 (Mary Eleanor Shaugh- nessy) Mrs. R. M. Hederman, '32 (Sara Smith) Mrs. Tom Hederman, '32-'35 (Bernice Flowers) Julian Hendrick, '37 Mrs. Thomas D. Hendrix, Whit. '18 (Mary Flowers) W. S. Henley, '18 R. T. Hollings worth, '47 Garland HoIIoman, '34 Mrs. Homer Lee Howie, '4 (June Madeline Eckert) B. M. Hunt, '21 Cecil G. Jenkins, '51 Mrs. Cecil G. Jenkins, '50 (Patsy Abernathy) J. Howard Jenkins, Jr., '49 Mrs. J. Howard Jenkins Jr., '48-'49 (Marianne Chunn) Warren W. Johnson, '50 C. Edmonson Jones, Jr., '52-'53 R. Gary Jones, '26-'28 Mrs. R. Cary Jones, '34-'3 (Jessie Vic Russell) Robert L. Kates, '50 E. A. Kelly, '27-'31 C. C. Koskie, '54 Mrs. J. Harry Lambdin, 'i (Norvelle Beard) WiUiam E. Lampton, '56 Mrs. William E. Lampton, '56-'57 (Sandra Jo Watson) Mrs. Tom F. Larche, '28 (Mary Ellen Wilcox) Mrs. Frank Leavell, '42 (Glenn Sweany) J. W. Leggett, Jr., '28-'29, '30-'31 Garner M. Lester, '19 Herbert H. Lester, '13 H. E. Lewis, '52-'55 Josephine Lewis, '38 Mrs. M. A. Lewis, Jr., '26-'28 (Sadie Vee Watkins) Walton Lipscomb, 111, '5( Thomas F. McDonnell, '35 Mrs. T. F. McDonnell, '34 (Alice Weems) David A. Mcintosh, '49 Mrs. David A. Mcintosh, '46-'49 (Rosemary Thigpen) William C. McLelland, '4 Mrs. William C. McLeUand '39-'41 (Wilma Lee Floyd) George McMurry, '29-'32 Mrs. George McMurry, '3 (Grace Horton) Wesley M. Mann, '28 20 Mrs. Wesley M. Mann, '28 (Frances Wortman) Raymond E. Martin, '42 Mrs. Elby Matthews, '30 (Mary Martha Miller) Mrs. Joe H. Maw, '29 (Gladys Jones) Mrs. R. E. Dumas Milner, '41 (Myrtle Ruth Howard) Mrs. John Moffett, '42-'44 (Alice Owens) Elise H. Moore, '18 Ross H. Moore, '23 Mrs. Ross H. Moore, '20-'21 (Alice Sutton) Mrs. John W. Morgan, '41 (Virginia May Davis) 3. B. Myers, '07-'08 r. H. Naylor, '58 Richard W. Naef, '49 Mrs. Richard W. Naef, '49 (Jane Ellen Newell) ::harles L. Neill, '36 Walter R. Neill, '43 John D. Noble, '22-'23 Mrs. John D. Noble, '22-'24 (Natoma Campbell) IV. L. Norton, '34-'36 Mrs. W. L. Norton, '37 (Martha Lee Newell) Mrs. W. S. Owen, '42 (Carolyn McPherson) Roy A. Parker, '55 Mrs. Henry Pate, '40 (Glenn Phifer) Randolph Peets, Jr., '42-'44 Mrs. Randolph Peets, Jr., '46 (Charlotte Gulledge) Randolph Peets, Sr., '12 Lem Phillips, '40 Mrs. Lem Phillips, '41 (Ruth Blanche Borum) Mrs. Ralph T. Phillips, '30 (Hattie WiUiams) George Pickett, '27-'30 Percy H. Powers, Jr., '43-'46 J. B. Price, '26 David E. Pryor, '55 Mrs. David E. Pryor, '58 (Aden Coleman) Mrs. Joe Pugh, Gre. '24 (Eva Clower) Mrs. Fred Purser, '28 (Ruth Buck) Mrs. Paul A. Radzewicz, '52 (Ethel Cole) John T. Ray, Jr., '60 Mrs. F. E. Rehfeldt, '06-'08 (Mattie Cooper) Mrs. J. Earl Rhea, '38 (Mildred Clegg) J. Melvin Richardson, '34 Mrs. J. Melvin Richardson, '40 (Virginia Gaddy) William R. Richerson, '37 C. R. Ridgway, '35 W. B. Ridgway, '36-'38 W. S. Ridgway, '08 W. L. Robinson, '53 Charlton Roby, '42 Nat Rogers, '41 Mrs. Nat Rogers, '42 (Helen Ricks) John Rollins, '49 Albert G. Sanders, Jr., '42 Charles C. Scott, '43 Mrs. Clyde C. Scott, '45-'48 (Agatha Adcock) SuUivan-Harrell Science Hall renovations and new scientific equipment are the first visible results of the Development Campaign. SuUivan-Harrell was formally opened ui ceremonies on October 24. Frank T. Scott, '13 Herbert M. Scott, '62 Tom B. Scott, Jr., '40-'43 Mrs. Tom B. Scott, Jr., •42-'44 (Betty Hewes) J. D. Slay, '33 Fred B. Smith, '12 Mrs. Hugh O. Smith, '20-'21 (Alice Briscoe) Lem O. Smith, '26-'27 Mrs. Lem O. Smith, '35 (Margaret Flowers) Mrs. Stokes H. Smith, '55-'56 (Jane Fatheree) Sydney A. Smith, Jr., '36 Mrs. A. G. Snelgrove, '40 (Frances Ogden) J. R. Sparkman, '18-'20 B. M. Stevens, '55 Mrs. Francis B. Stevens, '42 (Ann Herbert) Joe R. Stephens, '37 Mrs. Joe R. Stevens, '34-'35 (Stella Galloway) C. C. Sullivan, '17-'20 Mrs. Bruce M. Sutton, '58-'59 (Lodena Sessums) A. T. Tatum, '37 Frank M. Tatum, '12-'15 Mrs. Robert E. Taylor, Jr., '61 (Eleanor Crabtree) W. E. Toles, '14-'15 A. T. Tucker, '39 Franklin W. Vaughan, '26 H. W. F. Vaughan, '26 Jim Waits, '58 John F. Waits, '20-'22 James O. Ware, '07-'08, '13-'14, '15-'16 M. E. Waring, '45 H. V. Watkins, '33 Thomas Henry Watkins, '33 Mary Weems, Whit. '13 J. T. Weems, '13 Mrs. Alton G. Westbrook, '22-'24 (Katherine Smith) Dan M. White, '17 George R. Williams, '60 John C. Williamson, '53 H. S. Williford, '22-'24 Mrs. H. S. Williford, '21-'22, '23-'24 (Amanda Hines) Kenneth W. Wills, '32 J. L. Wofford, '43 Mrs. J. L. Wofford, '47 (Mary Ridgway) Roy Wolfe, '26-'28 Mrs. Roy Wolfe, '53 (Sarah Hillman) J. W. Wood, '56 Mrs. J. W. Wood, '39 (Grace Cunningham) E. E. Woodall, Jr., '62 W. P. Woolley, '25 Dan A. Wright, '47 T. L. Wright, '50 J. D. Wroten, Jr., '41 Mrs. J. D. Wroten, Jr., '40-'41, '51-'52 (Faola Lowe) Robert R. Young, '53-'54 Mrs. Robert R. Young, '60 (Mary Edith Brown) V. D. Youngblood, '58 D. R. Youngs, '56 Mrs. D. R. Youngs, '53-'54 (Cindy Falkenberry) 21 Events of Note A NEW YEAR Slowly students began to drift onto the campus — to prepare the first issue of the Purple and White, to get ready for rush, to plan orientation. There was a Singers retreat, an orien- tation counselors retreat, and a faculty retreat. And another year began. September 14 was the official be- ginning date — the day the dormitories opened. There were three days de- voted exclusively to orientation, and then registration and rush began and, finally, the campus settled down to a regular routine. Statistics have not as yet been re- leased regarding the size of the stu- dent body, etc., but Dean of Students John Christmas and Dean of Women Glenn Pate commented that the fresh- man class seemed to be an unusually good one. "They seem so alert and in- terested," Mrs. Pate noted. NEW FACULTY Thirteen full-time and two part-time teachers were also adjusting to the Millsaps pattern during the first two weeks. The new teachers are Dr. Herbert R. Blackwell, assistant professor of Eng- lish; Mrs. W. H. Blackwell, instructor of English; Clifton D. Bryant, assist- ant professor and acting chairman of the sociology department; Lawrence Crawford, instructor of music; Mrs. G. W. Elia, instructor of education; Jack L. Frost, assistant football coach and instructor of physical education; William C. Harris, assistant professor of history; Dr. William D. Horan, as- sistant professor of romance lang- uages; Huey Latham, Jr., assistant professor and acting chairman of the economics department; Herman L. McKenzie, instructor of mathematics; Samuel J. Nicholas, assistant profes- sor of economics; Joseph T. Rawlins, instructor of music; and Dr. T. K. Scott, Jr., assistant professor of phil- osophy. Dr. Clifton T. Mansfield is teaching part-time in the chemistry depart- ment and the Reverend George R. Stephenson is a part-time member of the classical languages faculty. Two of the teachers, it should be noted, are Millsaps alumni: Dr. T. K. Scott, '58, and Herman L. McKenzie, '50. Dr. Blackwell is a native of Vir- ginia. He has the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Richmond and has stud- ied further at Duke University and the University of Virginia. He has taught at Delta State College and the University of Virginia. A native of Clinton, Mrs. Black- well has taught English at Clinton High School for nine years. She holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from Mississippi College and is scheduled to receive the Master's degree there also. She has had poetry published in sev- eral poetry magazines. Mr. Bryant, a Jacksonian, holds the Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Mississippi. He expects to receive the Ph.D. degree from Louisiana State University in January. He has taught at Pennsyl- vania State University and the Uni- versity of Georgia. Mr. Crawford received the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Oregon and has completed some doctoral work at the University of Michigan. He has received a number of scholarships. Mrs. Elia received the Bachelor of Science in Education from the Uni- versity of Arkansas and the Master I of Science in Education fronn Arkansas State Teachers College. She has served as music supervisor of the Fay etteville, Arkansas, schools and as i teacher in the Little Rock Schools. A graduate of Itawamba Junior Col- lege and Mississippi State University, Mr. Frost has coached in the South! Panola Schools and the West Point; Separate School District. He is a member of the Mississippi Association; of Coaches and the Mississippi Educa i tion Association. ] Mr. Harris received the Bachelor' of Arts and Master of Arts degrees! from the University of Alabama and has completed work toward his doc- torate. He is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, history honorary, and Pi Sigma Alpha, political science honorary. He is the author of Leroy Pope Walker: i Confederate Secretary of War. Presently completing general ex- aminations for the Ph.D. at Louisiana State University, Mr. Latham received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Lou- isiana College and the Master of Arts degree from LSU. He has taught at LSU. He served as vice-president and Among the new faculty members assuming positions this year were, seated. Mrs. W. H. Blackwell and Samuel J. Nicholas; and, standing, Clifton Bryant, Jack Frost, and Herbert R. Blackwell. 22 » treasurer of the Graduate Economics Club at LSU and was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, national political science honorary. For the past four and one-half years Mr. McKenzie has taught at Green- wood High School. After graduation from Millsaps he received a Master's iegree in education and a Master of Science degree in combined sciences Tom the University of Mississippi. Mr. Nicholas received both his Bach- dor's and ]\Iaster's degrees in business administration from the University of Vlississippi. He has been a manage- nent trainee at First National Bank n Jackson and has taught at the Jniversity of Southwestern Louisiana. ie was the recipient of the Wall Street Fournal Award in 1962. Mr. Rawlins comes to Millsaps from ^unta Gorda, Florida, where he was ;horal director for Charlotte High ichool. He holds the degrees of Assoc- ate of Arts from the University of ■"lorida and Bachelor of Music and /Taster of Music from LSU. He has tudied with Dallas Draper and Dr. 'eter Paul Fuchs of LSU. Delbert Iterrett of the University of Florida, ind Dr. Norman Abelson of the Uni- versity of Kansas. He sang the leading role in the Jackson Opera Guild's pro- duction of Die Fledermaus in 1959. He is minister of music at St. Luke's Methodist Church. Dr. Scott studied under a Fulbright Grant at the University of Goettingen, Germany, in 1958-59. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is the author of a book to be published this year and of several book reviews which have appeared in the Journal of Philosophy. He has been a lecturer at the University of Connecticut and the City College of New York and an instructor at Columbia. FACULTY RETREAT Before it all began the faculty with- drew to Camp Wesley Pines, at Gall- man, to discuss plans for the year and to begin a study of the curriculum of a liberal arts college. Dr. A. J. Brum- baugh, consultant for research for the Southern Regional Education Board, was the featured speaker during the two-day confab. Perhaps it would not be amiss to note here that the strength of the Millsaps faculty lies partially in its liese six teachers are also new to the faculty. Seated, from the left, are Uliam D. Horan, T. Kermit Scott, and Huey Latham, Jr. Standing are erman L. McKenzie, Lawrence Crawford, and William C. Harris. continuing self-evaluation and ap- praisal. CHAIR ESTABLISHED The first chair of instruction ever to be endowed by an alumnus was es- tablished this year. It is the Dan M. White Chair of Economics. Mr. White, a New Orleans businessman, is a member of the Class of 1917. Huey Latham, acting chairman of the department of economics, has been named to the Chair for the year 1963- 64. The permanent occupant will be named for the 1964-65 session. The endowment is, according to Mr. White, an expression of his interest in the advancement of Christian higher education and in church-related col- leges, which are independent of politi- cal control and governmental pres- sures. Such colleges, he said, are im- portant for the perpetuation of free- dom in all phases of American life. In making the endowment Mr. White requested that the economics depart- ment offer each year in one or more courses descriptions of the nature, merits, and advantages of the Ameri- can free enterprise system and com- parisons with other economic systems. Ten Millsaps courses treat the free enterprise system. Other than the free enterprise sys- tem provision, no limitations were placed on the occupant of the Chair which would restrict the normal rights of academic freedom. Since leaving the Army in 1918, Mr. White has been engaged in many bus- iness, civic, and cultural activities throughout the country. He was in- strumental in the establishment and operation of more than one hundred financial institutions throughout the South and West, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Some of these are The Andrew Jackson Life Insurance Company, An- drew Jackson Casualty Insurance Company, and Guardian Trust Com- pany, all of Jackson; Industrial Fin- ance and Thrift Corporation, Bank of New Orleans, Stonewall Jackson Life Insurance Company, and Life Insur- ance Company of the South, all of New Orleans. Mr. White still serves as Chairman of the Board of Life Insur- ance Company of the South and as a director in many other companies. 23 The endowed Chair is a contribution to the College's Development Pro- gram. A minimum of one million dol- lars is expected to be subscribed by alumni, friends, and business organiza- tions during the 1963-64 academic year. In the first phase subscriptions exceed- ed two million dollars. The more than $200,000 made available by Mr. White for the Chair of Economics is in ad- dition to the amounts subscribed and expected from other alumni, friends, and business organizations. GRANTS AWARDED Three grants amounting to $19,700 have been awarded to the College by the National Science Foundation. Two of the three grants are the di- rect result of a three-year undergrad- uate research program which ended last year. The program, a study of loess and loessal soils in the Jackson- Vicksburg area, was considered in- complete by Millsaps project directors because of last-minute findings. The new grant not related to the loess project, in the amount of $6,700, was received by the biology depart- ment for an ecologic study of certain biotic communities of Central Missis- sippi. The departments of physics, chemis- try, and geology were awarded $5,600 for a joint study of geochemical-geo- physical aspects of loess. An institutional grant in the amount of $7,400 has also been received. The biology program will be headed by Dr. Robert P. Ward, acting chair- man of the department. The 1963-64 session will be the fifth year of stu- dent-oriented research under the aus- pices of the NSF. This year's research will be based on the concept that or- ganisms are intricately balanced to their external environment by genetic- ally controlled internal mechanisms and that such mechanisms are likely to be severely tested by the selective pressures of the environment. Test organisms will be the varieties of southern red oak in the area. An at- tempt will be made to relate the genet- ically adapted varieties to specific habitats. During 1962-63 the cutting of two highways through the loess bluffs north and east of Vicksburg provided many fresh roadcuts which nearly doubled the geochemical requirements for the situdy. Because of this, and because the geochronology of the loess is only partially known because rad- iation laboratory personnel doing the analyses were diverted to searching for the wreck of the atomic submarine Thresher, this work will be continued in 1963-64. It will be directed by Dr. Richard R. Priddy, chairman of the geology department and the director of the three-year program. Established in 1960, institutional grants are designed to assist colleges and universities in the development and maintenance of sound, well-bal- anced programs of research and edu- cation in the sciences. Millsaps Col- lege was eligible for this grant be- cause of the program of undergraduate research and because of a basic re- search grant to Dr. Donald Caplenor, former chairman of the department of biology. NSF sponsorship of the undergrad- uate research program over the past four years has amounted to more than $35,000. FOOTBALL TEAM FETED Football fever seems stronger than usual this year. Some 1500 fans turned out to see the Majors open the season against Arkansas A & M on Alumni Field — and saw the team hold its own for three quarters before bowing 29-14. Following what is now a tradition, alumni treated the football team to a chicken fry on September 26. The af- fair was a project of the Athletic Boosters Club, a product of the Alum- ni Association. Former Coach B. O. Van Hook, '18, was the featured speak- er. A film of last year's game with Sewanee, whom the Majors were to meet the following Saturday, was shown. Football players were intro- duced, along with Head Coach Ray Thornton and Assistant Coach Jack Frost. SINGERS. FLAYERS PLAN Before the year was very far along Leland Byler had announced that the Singers would appear by invitation at the Memphis Fine Arts Festival and Lance Goss was holding tryouts for Friedrich Duerrenmatt's chilling "The Visit." The Singers' appearance in Mem- phis, their fifth in four years, was in a prime spot on October 6. The choir's popularity with Memphis audiences seems well established by two suc- cessive guest appearances with the Memphis Symphony and two appear- ances there last year. The choir prepared for the concert with six-hour-a-day rehearsals during their pre-school retreat. "The Visit," which opened on Broad- way in 1958 with Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, will be presented November 6-9 in the Christian Center auditorium. At press time final casting had not been completed, but both students and director were enthusiastic about the large-cast play. Plans are also underway for the an- nual Fine Arts Festival, to be heli November 20 in the Union Building, foi several faculty recitals, for the BobI ashela beauty review — the list i endless. They're all the things whicl make attending, working at, or livin near a college exciting. HIGH SCHOOL DAY SCHEDULED High School Day has been set fo November 23. Committees are al ready at work on plans for the day and invitations are being prepared. For those who may be interestei in bringing prospective students t the campus for the day the followin; schedule of activities is given. A Hig) School Day brochure may be obtainei by writing Director of Public Rela tions, Millsaps College, Jackson, Mis sissippi, 39210. 8:00 A.M.— Registration Reception Refreshments 9:00 A.M.— Entertainment and Conj vocation I 9:45 A.M.— Scholarship Tests (Optional) Guided Tours 11:30 A.M.— Lunch 12:30 P.M.— Conferences with Facult; and Staff 2:00 P.M.— Variety Show 3:30 P.M.— Visits to Houses of Socia Groups 5:00 P.M.— "Dutch" Supper 8:15 P.M.— All-Campus Party PUBLICATIONS OFFERED Stylus Editor Bill Kemp and Purpl'! and White Business Manager Sam Coll are making a special offer this yea; to alumni desiring to receive the twi publications. A subscription to both — all thi P & W's published during the year am the two editions of Stylus — may b' purchased for $2.70. Alumni interested should write t( Mr. Sam Cole, Purple and White, Mill) saps College, Jackson, IVIississippi. 1 3n illemoriam This column is dedicated to th( memory of graduates, former stu dents, and friends who have passec away in recent months. Every effor has been made to compile an accurati list, but there will be unintentiona omissions. Your help is solicited ir order that we may make the columr as complete as possible. Those whos( memory we honor are as follows: James Milton Brown, Sr., '11-'12 who died July 15, following a stroke He was a resident of Fulton, Missis- sippi. John Wilson Flanagan, '50, who diec 24 in August. He was a resident of Jack- son. The Reverend George T. Fortner, '56-'57, who died in September. He was pastor of the Justice Heights Methodist Church in Laurel, Missis- sippi. The Reverend William B. Hooker, '19-'20, who died July 27 in a truck- train collision. He was a resident of Edwards, Mississippi. Mrs. Fred Lotterhos (Margaret Green, '19-'20), who died September 20. She was a resident of Jackson. Mrs. Stuart G. Noble, widow of Dr. Stuart G. Noble, former instructor of English and organizer of the depart- ment of education at Millsaps. She died September 30. She was a resident of Jackson. Dr. Wendell S. Phillips, '23, who died September 7. He was a resident of Jamestown, North Dakota. Miss Janie Watkins, '28, who died August 12. She was a resident of Vicks- burg, Mississippi. Kathryn Burdick, '59-'61, to David fclark Ives. Living in Bainbridge, New York. I Mary Clyde Burrow to John Edward puis, '57-'59. Living in Vicksburg, Mis- sissippi. I Barbara Ann Clack to Robert H. Parnell, '56. Living in Buffalo, New York. Flora Maxine Dobbs, '61, to William . Crawford. Bonnie Patricia Fitzgerald, current student, to Charles Edgar Grissom, 60-'63. Living in Jackson. Martha Winchester Gordon, '59-'61, ;o Kenneth Myles Walcott, Jr., '58-'61. jiving in Starkville, Mississippi. Sandra Lee Graves, '63, to Charles aecherd Guess, '62-'63. Living in ilackson. Faye Jane Harris, '61-'62, to Law- rence Gregory Ramirez. Carol Elizabeth Hayward to Frank piodwin Carney, '61. Living in Durham, Xorth Carolina. Viola Sue Heidel to the Reverend tennis Ray Johnston, '61. Living in Sbenezer, Mississippi. Barbara Allen Hendrix to Horace Durward Mathews, '59-'60. Sheryl Christine Hughes to James Eldridge Rogers, '62. Living in Hop- kinsville, Kentucky. Susan Helen Hymers, '63, to James Gary Boutwell, '61. Hazel Elizabeth Jamail to Charles David Woods, '59. Living in Jackson. Joy Elizabeth Johnson to Dr. Noel Lang Mills, '58. Living in New York, New York. Miriam Locke Jordan, '63, to Lt. Kenneth Ray Devero. Living in Jack- sonville, North Carolina. Dianne Luster to Lynn Dunlap Aber- nethy, Jr., '57-'59. Living in Oxford, Mississippi. Eugenia Anderson McLaurin, '62, to Ronald Wayne Bryant. Living in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Claudia Nan Mabus, '61, to Lieuten- ant Edwin H. Wenzel. Marilyn Jane Marion to Edward Paxton Harris, '63. Living in New Orleans, Louisiana. Janis Mitchell, '61, to Robert Alvin Weems, '59. Living in Jackson. Ann Marie Oliver, '61, to Ensign James Byrd Stowers. Elma Carolyn Reynolds, '54-'56, to Thomas Wayne Fortenberry. Joy Jeannette Simon to Henry A. McDaniel, Jr., '59-'61. Elizabeth Douglass Warren, '62, to Richards Hails Foster, Jr. f UTU^t AtpiAN/ (Children listed in this column must be under one year of age. Please re- port births promptly to assure publi- cation.) David Wayne Allen, born September 1 to Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Allen, Jr. (Ann Cox, '60-'61) of Pascagoula, Mis- sissippi. Stephen Clayton Anthony, born Au- gust 7 to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Clayton Anthony (Melanie Matthews), '58 and '59, of Wichita Falls, Texas. Bruce Glen Bainton, born August 20 to Mr. and Mrs. Cedric R. Bainton (Dorothy Dee Ford, '55), of San Fran- cisco, California. He was welcomed by Roland Jeronae, 2. Kimberly Ann Berkman, born Sep- tember 9 to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Berk- man (Nancy Hertz, '57-'60), of Wichita Falls, Texas. Shonn Phillip Hendee, born August 23 to Dr. and Mrs. William Richard Hendee (Jeannie Wesley), '59 and '60, of Jackson. He was welcomed by Mikal Kyp, 2%. Kristian Jones, born February 9 to Mr. and Mrs. Sydney R. Jones (Hanne Aurbakken), both '62, of Jackson. Janis Kay Lewis, born August 30 to Mr. and Mrs. John T. Lewis, III (Helen Fay Head), '53 and '55, of Nac- ogdoches, Texas. Lorraine Denise Loucks, born De- cember 30 to Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Loucks (Lois Shetler), both '61, of Den- ver, Colorado. Kerry Anne Love, born July 9 to Dr. and Mrs. Kimble Love (Anne Hyman), '60 and '57-'58, of Jackson. She was welcomed by Kimble, Jr., and Keaton. Michele Elizabeth Munsey, born May 1 to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Edward Munsey, Sr., of New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Munsey graduated in 1961. Stan, Jr., 8, welcomed the new arrival. Leigh Ellen Scott, bom September 26 to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Scott (Mariella Lingle), '59 and '60, of Jack- son. She was welcomed by Jean Mere- dith, 21/2. Philip David Smith, born November 27 to Mr. and Mrs. David A. Smith, of Jackson. Mr. Smith graduated in 1963. The newcomer was welcomed by Debbie, 5. William Campbell Stewart, born Feb- uary 11 to Mr. and Mrs. William Leonard Stewart of Gulfport, Missis- sippi. Mr. Stewart graduated in 1953. Elizabeth Luise Wallace, born Sep- tember 3 to Mr. and Mrs. E. Charles Wallace (May Garland), '61 and '62, of High Point, North Carolina. Anna Leah Walley, born December 5 to Dr. and Mrs. Oscar N. Walley, Jr., of Monroe, Louisiana. Dr. Walley graduated in 1954. The newcomer was welcomed by William Mark, 6, and Mary Beth, 4. Samuel Wynn Warde, born April 6 to Mr. and Mrs. William B. Warde, Jr. (Patricia Nell Wynn, '59), of Fay- etteville, Arkansas. Elizabeth Ann Workman, born Au- gust 7 to Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Workman, Jr. (Mabel Gill, '58), of Dundee, Mis- sissippi. Vivian, 2V2, greeted her sis- ter. Robert Ronald Young, Jr., born Sep- tember 18 to Mr and Mrs. Robert R. Young (Mary Edith Brown), '53-'54 and '60, of Jackson. 25 Major Miscellany 1898-1919 Featured speaker at the College's annual Alumni-Football Team Chicken Fry in September was B. O. Van Hook, '18, now a member of the faculty of the University of Southern Mississippi. An athlete himself in his undergrad- uate days, he returned to his Alma Mater to teach mathematics and coach football, basketball, and track. He was introduced by Heber Ladner, '29, chairman of the Athletic Boosters Club. 1920-1929 Wmiam H. Watkins, Jr., '21-'23, has been named circuit judge of the 14th Mississippi district, which includes Copiah, Lincoln, Pike, and Walthall counties. He was a partner in a Mc- Comb law firm before accepting the judgeship. He is married to the for- mer Katie Reagan. A fall early in September resulted in a broken hip for Emmie Lou Patton, '22-'23, who teaches speech and directs dramatics at Murrah High School in Jackson. At last report she was out of the hospital and planning to return to teaching in a few months. 1930-1939 George Washington University School of Medicine has acquired the services of Colonel Robert S. Higdon, '34, as professor of dermatology. Col- onel Higdon retired from the Army after more than twenty-five years to accept the position. He was first commanding officer of McDonald Ar- my Hospital at Fort Eustis, Virginia, at the time of his retirement. 1940-49 After serving as pastor of Capitol Street Methodist Church in Jackson for ten years, the Reverend Roy C. Clark, '41, moved in September to St. John's Methodist Church in Memphis. The Reverend W. J. Cunningham, '25- '27, moved fronn St. John's to Galloway Memorial Methodist Church in Jack- son, replacing Dr. W. B. Selah, LLD '59, who is now vice-president of Cen- tral Methodist College in Fayette, Mis- souri. Chief consulting physician and sur- geon for Disneyland is Dr. J. D. Leg- gett, '42, who is engaged in the prac- tice of medicine, specializing in sur- gery and fractures, in Garden Groves, California. Dr. Leggett visited the campus late in September. Lt. Col. Harold K. Boutwell, '39-'41, has been assigned to the office of deputy inspector general at Norton Air Force Base, California. He is assigned to the Division of Aerospace Safety. A command pilot with nearly 4,000 hours of flying time. Colonel Boutwell began his military career following graduation from West Point in 1944. Dr. John Roy Bane, Jr., '42-'44, '45- '47, president of the Mississippi Acad- emy of General Practice, presided at the 15th annual assembly in Jackson in September. Dr. Bane has an office in Jackson. 1950-1959 Former aide to the U. S. Ambassador to NATO in Paris, Edward E. Wright, '47-'48, is now a law clerk to U. S. District Judge Harold Cox in Jackson. Mr. Wright was foreign service officer from 1957-1962, serving on the Brazil Desk in the State Department. He also served as deputy special assist- ant to Under-Secretaries of State Christian Herter and Douglas Dillon. Mrs. Wright, the former Shelley Pep- per, is currently taking courses at Millsaps. Chaplain (Captain) Robert N. Arin- der, '51, has been assigned to Aviano Air Base, Italy. He was previously assigned to Wright - Patterson Ai Force Base, Ohio. The Gilbert and Sullivan operetti! "The Sorcerer" will be the first pro duction of the year for Hinds Junioil College, at Raymond, Mississippi. I'l will be under the direction of Mrs Kent Prince, with musical direction bj Leslie Reeves, '51, chairman of th( music department. Mr. Prince, '60, i; director of public relations at Hinds and teaches several English courses I The designation of Chartered Lift Underwriter has been awarded to Pal H. Curtis, '53, by the American College of Life Underwriters. The designa tion is awarded on the basis of a series of professional examinations, exper ience, and ethical requirements. Mr Curtis has been associated with th« Lincoln National Life Insurance Com- pany for five years. He and his wife Ann, reside with their three childrer in Omaha, Nebraska. Ph.D. degrees in psychology have been awarded to Oscar Walley, '54 and John T. Lewis, '53. Dr. Walley re- ceived his doctorate from the Univers- ity of Southern Mississippi and is now assistant professor of psychology at Northeast Louisiana State in Mow roe. Dr. Lewis' doctorate was award- ed by the University of Mississippi. He teaches at Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College in Nacogdoches, Texas. Mrs. Lewis is the former Heler Fay Head, '55. The Goar Award, presented by the Baylor Medical School Department of Ophthalmology for the best paper and research project, went this year to Dr. Henry P. Mills, Jr., '53. Dr. Mills is in private practice in Jackson. First show in the Jackson Little Theatre's new building was directed by Barry Brindley, '53. "Write Me A Murder" was Mr. Brindley's first as- 26 iignment in the directing field after i number of stints on tiie other side )f the footlights. The Brindleys (Elsie Drake, '56) recently moved into a new lome in Jackson. Charles E. Underhill, '56, has been promoted to the position of division manager of the J. C. Penney depart- ment store at Delmont Village in Ba- ;on Rouge. Mr. Underhill was for several years department manager in the Jackson store. Mrs. Underhill is the former Alma Hyde Carpenter, '57. A chaplain in the Fifth Ordnance Battalion's Headquarters Company at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, Captain James W. Griffis, '58, participated in Exercise Swift Strike III during the summer. The exercise pitted two task forces against each other in a four- iveek mock war. Mrs. Griffis is the former Nena Doiron, '57. Rlonsanto Chemical Company has secured the services of Frank Eakin, who has moved his wife, the former Laurene Walker, '58, and son, Frank \shley, to Luling, Louisiana, to es- tablish their home there. Mr. Eakin worked for Mississippi Chemical Cor- poration in Yazoo City prior to mak- ing the move. Returning from a holiday in Sweden Claudette Hall, '58, stopped off in Ire- land — and decided to stay. At last report she was seeking employment there. A native of Kitchener, Ontario, she worked for an airline in Toronto before departing for her adventures abroad. Recuperating from a serious illness last summer, Mrs. Clyde Clayton Anthony (Melanie Matthews, '59) is stiU under close medical supervision. The Anthonys live in Wichita Falls, Texas, where Mr. Anthony, '58, is a geologist for Texaco. They have a new son, information on whose birth is given in "Future Alumni." Having completed the orientation course for officers of the Medical Serv- ice at Gunter Air Force Base, Ala- bama, Dr. (Captain) John H. Miller, '59, has been assigned to the 408th Medical Group at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota. He was associated with the Memorial Hospital of Chatham County, Savannah, Georgia, prior to entering the Air Force. Smiley Rateliff, '59, has joined the Chastain Junior High School staff in Jackson as head basketball coach and assistant football and track coach. Mr. Rateliff was recently released from active duty with the Marine Corps. He is married to the former Tita Reid, '59. Two recent graduates who have en- tered the field of teaching in higher education are Clifton Ware, '59, who has accepted a position at the Univers- ity of Southern Mississippi, and Au- brey Jerome Ford, '58, who is teach- ing German at the University of Mis- sissippi. Mr. Ware is a member of the music department at Southern. Mrs. Ware is the former Bettye Old- ham, '60. 1960-1963 Neil Bowman, '60, has accepted the position of executive director of the Third Street Music School Settlement and is now residing in New York City. A commission as second lieutenant in the Air Force has been awarded to Robert S. Gulledge, III, '60, fol- lowing his graduation from officer training school. He was selected for the training course through competi- tive examinations with other college graduates. Lt. Gulledge has been re- assigned to Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado, to attend the nuclear weap- ons officer course. The lead in Memphis Front Street Theatre's production of "Annie Get Your Gun" was played by Mrs. David Weaver (Pat Long, '58-'60). The Irving Berlin musical was the sea- son's opener for the theatre. At Mill- saps Mrs. Weaver played the female lead in the Players' production of "Paint Your Wagon." Mr. Weaver, who is in dental school at the Uni- versity of Tennessee, is a '60 grad- uate. A full schedule and a new daughter are keeping Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Loucks (Lois Shetler), both '61, busy in Denver. Mr. Loucks is attending classes for his teacher's certification for the state of Colorado and working at night. Mrs. Loucks works four days a week as legal secretary for two at- torneys who are state representatives, serves as minister of music at the First Mennonite Church, and teaches private lessons in piano and voice. One of twenty-seven young men and women who began two years of home missionary service this fall under the auspices of the Methodist Church, Nell Ross, '61, is a nurse at the Newark Hospital in El Paso, Texas. Miss Ross recently received the Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing from the University of Mississippi. A U. S. Public Health Service Fel- lowship for 1963-65 has been awarded to Cecil A. Rogers, Jr., '61, who re- ceived his Master of Science degree in psychology from Tulane in August. He will complete work on his doctorate and conduct research on the physiol- ogy of and psychological influences on the pupillary reflex in birds, animals, and human beings. Mrs. Rogers is the former Floyce Ann Addkison, '60. They have a daughter. Celeste Jeanine, 2'/i. Mr. and Mrs. Larry G. Pierson (Bunny Cowan, '61) have moved from Memphis to Greenville, Mississippi. Mr. Pierson is associated with Kraft Foods. The couple has a son, Edwin Lawrence, 3. Among the Millsaps alumni teach- ing at Murrah High School in Jackson this year are Mrs. Syd Jones (Hanna Aurbakken, '62) and Karen Gilfoy, '56. Mrs. Jones is teaching French. Her husband, also a '62 graduate, is at- tending the University of Mississippi INIedical School. Miss Gilfoy moved from Provine High School, also in Jackson, to Murrah this year as choral music director. A cruise on the Caribbean — in the interests of science rather than pleas- ure — was on the summer agenda of Willard S. Moore, '62, who is study- ing geochemistry at Columbia Uni- versity. He served as chief chemist aboard the research vessel Conrad. Memorial Methodist Church, in Eliz- abeth town, Kentucky, has secured the services of Johnnette Wilkerson, '63, as religious education director. Miss Wilkerson began on the job on Oc- tober 1. An upcoming episode of "Burke's Law" will include a familiar face to many alumni. Barbara Hemphill, '59- '61, plays a role in a show featuring Keenan Wynn and Rita Moreno. Miss Hemphill was interviewed by Steve Allen on his show and was later con- tacted by an agent as a result, but she has since decided against an act- ing career. She is working for a pub- lic relations firm in Los Angeles. Three recent alumni are sharing an apartment in New York City while they pursue careers and study. Bon- nie Jean Coleman, '63, is executive secretary to the music editor of Holdt, Rinehart and Winston. Charlotte Og- den, '61, has recently been promoted to editorial assistant in the music di- vision of the same publishing house. Twinkle Lawhon, '63, is studying at Columbia University under the aus- pices of a Woodrow Wilson grant. 27 Millsaps College Jackson, Miss. Fall equals fair, when even the stateliest senior forgets all those papers and tests and reverts a few years to more carefree days.