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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. 



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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. 



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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.) 



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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) 



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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. 



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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. 



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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- 



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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. 



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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 



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The University of Notre Dame 

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The Ohio State University 

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The Johns Hopkins University 



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Carnegie Institute of Technology 

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The University of New Hampshire 

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The University of Oklahoma 

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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. 



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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. 



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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. 



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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. 



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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. 



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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: 



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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 



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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. 



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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 



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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." 



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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 
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that on Broadway or in Lon- 
don you have the same actors 
in different dramas ; in college 
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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 



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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. 



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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) 



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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 



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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 



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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) 



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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. 



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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. 



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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 



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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. 



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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- 



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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. 



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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.