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millsaps college 
alumni news 

winter, 1964 

millsaps college alumni magazine 
winter, 1964 

College, Whitworth Colloge, Millsaps 

MEIMBER: American Alumni Council. 
American College Public Relations As- 


3 Students Speak 

4 Man's Use of Men 

10 Cerennonies Open Hall 
12 They Do The Dirty Work 
19 Events of Note 

21 Colunnns 

22 Major Miscellany 

Volume 5 

January, 1964 

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. 

From the President 

The January issue of Major Notes coincides with the 
initial interviews scheduled for seniors being considered 
for some of the coveted graduate fellowships. The Class oi 
1934, like its predecessors, will establish a noteworthy 
record. The faculty has been privileged to nominate some 
bright young scholars for consideration by the universities 
of the region and the nation. 

Graduate and professional schools continue to look to 
and depend upon the liberal arts colleges for a substantial 
number of their students in the sciences as well as in the 
arts. The November 25, 1963, issue of Chemical and En- 
gineering News, in a section dealing with education, quotes 
from the Advisory Council on College Chemistry the fol- 
lowing significant statement: "Limited staff and facilities 
in small colleges must be considered when the essential 
undergraduate curriculum core is planned because small 
colleges are still the principal source of graduate students." 
Consistently these liberal arts graduates perform admirably 
when they compete with their counterparts from the large 

Millsaps College continues to be one of the major sources 
of graduate students. For example, the chairman of the 
department of chemistry reports to me that in 1962 Mill- 
saps College sent more chemistry majors to graduate 
school than did either Duke or the University of North 
Carolina, two of the most highly respected universities in 
the nation. In 1963 Millsaps sent approximately the same 
number of chemistry majors as did these same two uni- 
versities. Be impressed, if you will, that this reference 
is to numbers of students, not percentages. If the com- 
parison were made percentage-wise, your Alma Mater 
would be far out in front. 

With the newly decorated, renovated and expanded 
Sullivan-Harrell Science Center, the College has adequate 
teaching facilities essential to the continuation of a pro- 
ductive curriculum. More essential than a good building 
is a competent faculty. It is the College's great good fortune 
to have this competence in all of the departments. 

The debate continues as to whether the liberal arts 
college can maintain itself or whether its alumni and other 
friends can perpetuate it. With its production of gifted 
graduate students and with its record in balancing the nat- 
ural sciences with humane interests and social concerns, 
the liberal arts college of the church is not an expendable 
luxury. It is a compelling and necessary part of a free 
tradition and a balanced society. 

Shirley Caldwell, '56, Editor 

James J. Livesay, '41, Executive Director, Alumni 

Photography by Doug Price, '64 
Cover Photo by Lloyd Ator, '66 

Statistics of Births, Marriages, Deaths compiled by 
Linda Perkins, '64 


A great many patient explanations preceded the writing 
of the science article which appears on pages 12-17. For 
this we are grateful to the science faculty and to the students 
who allowed us to photograph them. A special thanks goes 
to Dr. R. R. Priddy and Rondal Bell for the use of some 
of the photographs which appear on these pages. 

Gabe Beard, a columnist for the PURPLE AND 
WHITE, is a senior religion major from Jackson. She 
plans to attend graduate school. 

A Tribute-A Challenge 

By Gabe Beard, '64 

"We meet in an hour of grief and challenge. Dag 
Hammarskjold is dead. But the United Nations lives. 
His tragedy is deep in our hearts, but the task for which 
he died is at the top of our agenda. A noble servant 
of peace is gone. But the quest of peace lies before us. 

"The problem is not the death of one man; the 
problem is the life of this organization. It will either 
grow to meet the challenge of our age, or it will be gone 
with the wind, without influence, without force, without 
respect. Were we to let it die, to enfeeble its vigor, to 
cripple its powers, we would condemn the future. 

"So let us here resolve that Dag Hammarskjold did 
not live or die in vain. Let us call a truce to terror. 
Let us invoke the blessings of peace." 

— John Fitzgerald Kennedy 

The foregoing is a part of the address John F. Ken- 
nedy delivered to the U. N. General Assembly September 
25, 1961, after the shocking and tragic death of the U. N. 
leader. In my inadequacy to express my sentiments for 
John F. Kennedy, I turn to his own great eulogy for 
another great and respected leader. The same thoughts 
have been expressed in various ways around the globe 
in tribute to John Kennedy and in challenging the world, 
and more particularly the United States, to realize the 
potential of a peaceful humanity. 

This address shows that in the aftermath of tragedy 
and death John F. Kennedy saw the urgent challenge of 
life. He knew that though the body be still, the spirit 
moves among the living. Our greatest memorial to 
such men is found in continuance of the highest ideals 
and goals for which they sought. Jack Kennedy appealed 

Students Speak: 

On the 
of a President 

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following editorials appeared in the Purple 
and White following President Kennedy's death. The alumni 
should be interested in learning how the students reacted to the 
tragedy. In presenting the editorials Major Notes also pays tribute 
to a great leader, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. 

to the members of the U. N. and to all men to take up 
the flags of the battle for peace that Dag Hammarskjold 
so valiantly and devotedly carried in the name of a united 

John F. Kennedy was another man who held high 
the banner of peace, but in the name of America, the 
world, and always in the name of God, Lord of All Men. 
As the eternal flame ever burns by the grave of John 
Fitzgerald Kennedy, so must the spirit of peace, justice, 
freedom, and love burn upon the hearts of those who 
are to carry on the ideals, hopes, and aspirations of 
JFK and of those like him, for which the flame is a 

John F. Kennedy, President of the United States, 
gave himself, pledged himself, comnnissioned himself, 
dedicated his all to America in his life as servant of 
the public. His efforts were for you and me, for all 
men now, and for those to come. He issued a challenge 
to America during his life and this challenge is still 
calling to the hearts and minds of all to take up the 
flags of peace, justice, freedom, and love and follow 
him and those before him toward that which is lasting 
and eternal — the good which lives after men. He 
asked us to take up the burden of life, to bear it 
courageously and willingly and, most important, not 
as one man, not one section, nor one state, but as one 
brotherhood of peace. For he knew that no man is an 
island unto himself, and, like it or not, we need one 
another — as it was meant to be. 

Thus we have a choice. Americans can join with 
those who hold high the principles which this man 
challenged us to cherish and protect, or we can deny 
these principles and leave them to mark the grave of 
a dead man and dying hopes. I believe that meaning 
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Use of Men 

By Vannevar Bush 

Illustrations by Jimmy Miller, '65 

NO MATTER what richness of materials man may 
employ, no matter what sources of energy he may 
tame to modify them for his purposes, man still needs 
to use men in order to carry out most of his plans and 

Not all. The poet may still create alone. The scien- 
tist may still, not often, produce new concepts in a 
cloister. The artist may have visions and transfer 
them to canvas in essential solitude. But the great 
structures and the masses of manufactured goods which 
feed, clothe, house, transport, amuse, and arm a modern 
civilization are produced only when men command men. 

The history of the relationship by which this has been 
accomplished is a seamy one. The slaves on which all 
the old civilizations depended were usually treated worse 
than the cattle they tended. Under the feudal system 
they were given new names but treated as badly. The 
coming of the industrial revolution, with its mill towns, 
children working to the limit of their strength, men and 
women held in a bondage as secure as though chained 
because they could not move or plan together, did not 
introduce man's cruelty to man; it merely made it 
more evident. 

We live in a different sort of world. Not everywhere. 
Poverty still continues over much of the earth, with man 
in bondage to his elementary needs, and it will so con- 
tinue unless and until man learns to restrict his num- 
bers. Poverty still exists in this country, and will so 
continue until we solve the problem of utilizing the work 
of the unskilled and the unteachable in an economy 
where machines call only for skill. This country has a 
higher standard of living by far than has ever before 
been witnessed in the long struggle for living space and 
security, higher by far than elsewhere today. And, in 
spite of absurdities, skulduggery, ignorance, and sloth, 
this country will maintain its security and advance its 
material prosperity. With this comes a whole new set 
of relationships by which men control men, by which 
gradually men learn to work together for common pur- 

"Those who are privileged today are those wh 
have had full opportunity to learn, who have beei' 
enabled to acquire culture. They are still few amon; 
the great mass of the people and it is their duty t 

poses, without servility, with freedom and opportunit: 
unencumbered by class distinctions, but with discipline 
essential to organization, and not inconsistent with lib 
erty in its highest sense. 

It is hence incumbent upon those who operate witli 
responsibility in the new system to learn and understan 
new interrelationships between men, to encompass ii 
their culture a deeper concept of leadership. 

IT IS OFTEN SAID that this is the age of applied science 
The exponential burst of research, following the strik 
ing examples brought out by the war, pervades ou: 
governmental programs, our universities, and our in 
dustry. An accumulated treasure of basic science gath 
ered by many years of patient work by scholars, refinec 
and extended by thousands of workers, often unappreci 
ated, unknown to a public interested in more readih 
grasped trivialities, is ripe for exploitation. We hav( 
seen physics, built over a century, suddenly flower ir 
the ramifications of electronics, in the energy of th( 
riven atom. Chemistry, long a dull subject, in its com,, 
plexity, now gives us materials that sparkle and tha' 
are pliant to our wishes. Biology is just coming to its] 
great days. True, the advances in medicine, dependent 
upon chemistry and biology, have been notable. In 
fact, they have caused some of our troubles by cutting 
death rates and leaving birth rates untouched. But the> 
have also rendered our lives longer, healthier, and 
saner. Yet the great days of biology lie ahead. A dam 
is about to break; a dam behind which is a story of 
magnificent and towering understanding of life. From 
this will come advances such as the world has not yet 

Certainly it is an age of applied science. But it is 
also an age in which man's relationships with his fel- 
lows are undergoing a transformation as fundamental. 

Copyright, 1963, the Technology Review. Reprinted by 


as essential to our safety and prosperity, as that of 
material affairs; more so, for upon a successful and 
salutary evolution of man's methods of using men, 
upon the advent of better ways of use, of transforming 
use into collaboration, depend the permanence and vital- 
ity of the free enterprise system which has made us great. 
It must be a bulwark against retrogression and chaos 
as the complexity of life mounts. 

THERE IS A FALLACY ABROAD to the effect that there 
are two forms of culture, one based on science and the 
other on the humanities, and that these are separate 
and bound to diverge. There are, indeed, two forms of 
culture, but no such distinction and separation as this. 
If we should ever separate in this way we would surely 
become inept at tackling our real problems. 

Rather let us consider two cultures on a more reason- 
able basis. The first form we may define on a pragmatic 
basis. It is the culture which is useful in dealing with 
the affairs of the practical world. It is, more explicitly, 
that knowledge and understanding which are the basis 
of wisdom in the conduct of our daily lives and in our 
influence upon the course of great events. It is this 
form of culture which I here treat. Beyond it lies a 
second form of culture which is not utilitarian. I will 
not forget this second form and will return to it. 

Culture in this practical sense consists of a knowledge 
of things and a knowledge of men. The first encompasses 
all of science, and all the empirical day-to-day under- 
standing of materials, methods of using them, and the 


Dr. Vannevar Bush, honorary chairman of the Corporation of the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been one of the nation's 
leaders in the rapid development of science and engineering during 
the last forty years. He is best known as a pioneer in computer 
technology and for his services in mobilizing science during World 
War II. He is former dean of the School of Engineering at M.I.T. 
and former president of the Carnegie Institution. He was one of the 
founders of Raytheon Manufacturing Company and has contributed 
to other industrial developments. He is former chairman of the 
board of Merck and Company. 

Dr. Bush was a key figure in the development of computers. 
Modern analogue computers are the direct descendants of Bush 
machines of the twenties and thirties. He did not personally work 
on the development of digital computers, but they, too, are based 
in part on his research. 

Dr. Bush made early contributions to the scientific planning 
which became crucial with the approach of World War II. In 1940 
President Roosevelt appointed him chairman of the National Defense 
Research Committee (NDRC), established to supplement Army and 
Navy research. In 1941 he became director of the Office of Scientific 
Research and Development, formed to assume enormous responsi- 
bilities in mobilizing scientific efforts and to conduct military 

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, of which 
Dr. Bush was chairman in 1939-41, the National Academy of Sciences, 
the National Research Council, and various other groups worked 
closely with the DSHD in what was probably the largest research 
program that had ever been undertaken. Dr. Bush served as chair- 
man in this great effort until the end of 1947. 

Dr. Bush was a central figure in the development of nuclear 
fission, culminating in the utilization of atomic bombs to bring the 
war to an end. 

President Roosevelt in the fall of 1944 called on Dr. Bush for 
recommendations on ways whereby the lessons learned through the 
OSRD in time of war might be applied in time of peace "for the 
improvement of the national health, the creation of new enterprises 
bringing new jobs, and the betterment of the national standard 
of living." In response to this request. Dr. Bush prepared a report, 
issued in 1945, under the title Science, the Endless Frontier, which 
made specific proposals for the consolidation and utilization of 
the scientific skill of the nation for the general good, which were 
reflected in legislation considered by the Congress. 

In 1946, Dr. Bush was appointed Chairman of the Joint Re- 
search and Development Board of the War and Navy Departments 
to carry out "a strong, unified, integrated, and complete research 
and development program in the field of national defense." 

Dr. Bush retired as president of the Carnegie Institution at the 
end of 1955 and returned to M.I.T. as chairman of the Corporation 
in 1957. He remained active in that position until he became honorary 
chairman on January 1, 1958. 

Dr. Bush is the author of Operational Circuit Analysis (1929) 
and many technical articles, and the coauthor, with William Henry 
Timbie, of Principles of Electrical Engineering, now in its fourth 
edition. A collection of his papers and addresses was issued in 
1946 under the title Endless Horizons, with a foreword by the late 
Frank B. Jewett. Dr. Bush's most widely known publication is 
Modern Arms and Free Men, a discussion of the role of science in 
preserving democratic institutions. 

employment of power. By no means all of our knowledge 
of things has yet been formulated in scientific terms. 
This whole field is becoming broadened and deepened 
as we learn more about nature, about the things we use, 
and about the way in which we ourselves and all living 
things are constituted. 

The record mounts, the structure of our knowledge 
of things in our journals and libraries, until it threatens 
to become unmanageable. A million men labor to build 
it, and a single man confronted with the resulting edifice 
is appalled. Science becomes fragmented into a hun- 
dred disciplines and the practitioners in some of these 
speak a jargon unintelligible to their neighbors. At one 
end of the spectrum lies nuclear physics, thoroughly 
confused by dozens of elementary particles, employing 
bizarre mathematics, abandoning causality, acknowledg- 
ing the limits set in indeterminism, realizing that even 
its logic is now assailable, confronted by mysteries which 
seem to lie within its realm, but which nevertheless are 
incomprehensible. At the other end of the spectrum lie 
subjects little formulated as yet into generalities and 
working hypotheses, where the functioning of the human 
brain is studied, and even the basic definitions, the 
premises on which logic would rest, are vague and 
ephemeral. Our pursuit of the knowledge of things has led 
us to a point where not only is it becoming more and 
more abstruse, but there are many more new things and 
new relations to know than a single individual with his 
limited intellect and his short life can possibly grasp. 

The second phase of pragmatic culture, the knowl- 
edge of men, is also blossoming, though not yet in the 
spectacular manner of the knowledge of things. That it 
will thus blossom is inevitable as man learns better 
to understand himself and his fellows. 

AT THE ROOTS of both phases of pragmatic culture lie 
classical subjects. Behind all the present wild expansion 
of knowledge of things, classical physics, mathematics, 
chemistry, biology still hold their essential place and 
must be grasped before those who aspire to extend and 
create in specialized areas can safely soar off the 

Similarly, in the knowledge of men the classic study 
of the past still holds its traditional power. History, bi- 
ography, literature are still basic. The study of ways in 
which men have for some thousands of years met 
their personal problems and the relations with their 
fellows, their successes and failures, their aberrations 
and their abnorinalities, their cruelties and their gen- 
erosities, their motivations and their blind surges, still 
forms the basis on which we can contend with the 
problems of the present day. It is well that in so doing 
we recognize that the environment under which men 
act has altered radically, for history can mislead unless 
thus qualified. We can assert also that history which 
ignores all those who did not live on the shores of the 
Mediterranean is not sound history. The life and moti- 
vations of Alexander are not more revealing than those 
of Genghis Khan, and the management of a far-flung 
empire by the latter was certainly more effective. The 
myths of the forests of Germany, imaging a philosophy of 
man's relations on this earth, are far less penetrating, 
far less civilized if you will, than the quiet ponderings 
of Chuang-tzu. Classic study in the humanities is basic 
to an understanding of men in the intricate relations 
that now obtain, but classic study can itself be narrow. 

Just as basic science leads to intermediate disciplines 
— geology, meteorology, thermodynamics, aerodynamics. 

and so on — so the study of man progresses to economics, 
political science, psychology, sociology, labor relations, 
and a host of other subjects. Here, too, there is expansion 
and ramification, and there is a slow refinement. In 
particular the handling of data, the statistics at the basis 
of many of these branches, is being rendered far more 
reliable and revealing. Just as in the knowledge of things, 
however, the scope of explicit knowledge of men and 
their relations is becoming so wide and deep that an in- 
dividual confronted with its extent and complexity is 
appalled and often discouraged. 

BY NO MEANS all of culture is acquired by formal 
study and the reading of books. The youngster of today 
does not have to be taught how to diagnose a misfunc- 
tion in an automobile. One is not taught in school how 
to confront a bully on a street corner. We learn by 
all of our experience and, of this, formal study is 
only a part. This is particularly true of the knowledge 
of men. Nelson knew men; this, more than the weight 
of guns or skill in managing a crippled square-rigged 
ship, accounted for Trafalgar. His knowledge was ac- 
quired by dealing with men. Roosevelt knew men as 
a result of his experience in practical politics, knew 
them perhaps better than he understood economics, 
perhaps not; but it was this knowledge that carried 
him to the presidency at a critical time. It is possible 
to go about the world and learn little from exchanges 
with men of all sorts of background, education, and 
experiences. But it is also possible to learn wisdom in 
human relationships without ever going to college, as 
the success of many a leader attests. Common sense 
is a much misused term, but it connotes something 
valuable and mysterious which transcends formulas 
or expositions. A great difference between men arises 
according to whether they do or do not pay attention 
to their daily experiences, and this in turn depends 
upon whether or not they are determined to learn. 

Continuity of learning, the imbedded habit of ac- 
quiring new knowledge, is paramount in the acquisition of 
culture. He who stops growing in his grasp of his en- 
vironment and of his fellows, when clad in medieval 
garments he receives a parchment testifying that he is 
entitled to add letters after his name — such a man 
may be discounted in the tumult of competitive so- 
ciety. Do not smile at the old man whose race is run 
and who still delves in his books and records; he ex- 
emplifies a determination which will cease only when 
he dies, and which he will not abandon because it has 
carried him far and gives him assurance that he still 
lives. Men differ in their innate capabilities, in the in- 
tricate structure of the cells of their brains, inherited 
from their ancestors. They also differ greatly because 
of the ways they were molded in their pliant youthful 
years. But they differ also in their ambition and their 
motivations, and these are by no means merely a pro- 
duct of heredity and environment. If man is more than 
an automaton, as I believe he is, if he is a master of his 
acts, if he has the will to rise, he will have also the 
intense urge to learn throughout his whole life. Oppor- 
tunity lies all about us, every day. It is found in all the 
media of mass communication, and it is also found in 
every human contact. If there is serious intent, the 
acquisition of knowledge is perennial and cumulative. 

"A million men labor to build it, and a single man 
confronted with the resulting edifice is appalled." 

Do not misunderstand me at this point. No man can 
spend all of his time in conferences, serious reading, 
self-analysis, without going stale. Recreation and relief 
are essential to continued sanity. A sense of humor is 
often a shield against weariness and frustration. Any 
man who does not find his fellows amusing should, in 
particular, keep out of participation in the national 
government. A light touch will open doors that are 
closed to a heavy hand. I would not lessen your en- 
.ioyment of life one iota as you proceed. I would merely 
emphasize as strongly as I know how that learning is 
the central criterion of the cultured man, that it does 
not belong to youth alone, and that it creates strength 
and yields satisfaction as long as life lasts. 

THERE IS LITTLE DOUBT that we in this country can 
continue to enhance our material prosperity. There is 
great doubt whether we can perpetuate the blessings 
of our democratic system, in the presence of racial prob- 
lems, the power of pressure groups, the apathy of the 
public, and failure on the part of the electorate to grasp 
the essence of its own welfare. I do not include the 
threat of Communism, for I have no question that we 
can defend ourselves, militarily and economically, if 
we can keep our own house in order. There is ques- 
tion whether we can operate a welfare state, as we 
should and must, without overdoing this salutary effort 
and forcing ourselves into inflation or out of the com- 
petitive world market. There is question whether we can 
arrive in time at a statesmanship of the leaders of labor 
and industry sufficient to achieve a just distribution of 
the fruits of industry without demoralizing strife. There 
is question whether as a nation we can develop in peace 
a patriotism such as we demonstrate in war, and on this 
basis work for the true national welfare as a goal which 
submerges petty jealousies and avarice. This will depend 
upon whether we experience a spiritual renaissance — 
not necessarily in some formal sense, but in the sense of 
unselfishness and altruism, in the sense of devotion to a 
common and worthy cause. It will also depend upon 
whether we fully know and understand men, whether 
we fully acquire the culture which is at the basis of 

What do we do, how should we operate, as the scene 
becomes more and more complex, as the problem of the 
grasp of nature and the ways of men ramifies until it is 
utterly impossible for one to be fully cultured in the un- 
limited sense of understanding both completely? Fortu- 
nately it is by no means necessary that this should 
occur. No one man can grasp it all, but many men 
working together can grasp a sufficient range to operate 
great projects. The professions differ in their emphasis. 
The scientist places his main thought on things, on the 
laws of nature as far as formulated and on working hy- 
potheses elsewhere. The lawyer deals primarily with 
the relations of men, one to another and in their indus- 
trial organizations, with government, and in government. 
Neither can afford to ignore totally the other phase of 
culture. The engineer stands squarely in the middle, to 
apply science in an economic manner to the needs and 
desires of men, knowing enough about science to do so 
with skill and effectiveness and enough about men to 
work with them in a myriad of ways. Businessmen 
usually put their emphasis on men but are seriously 
handicapped in these technical days if that is all they 
know. All professional men are confronted with the 
dilemma that there is much too much they need to 
know and too little time in which to learn it. One of the 
primary features of a knowledge of men is an under- 

standing of how men of diverse talents may best pool 
their knowledge in a common effort. The doctor, the 
architect, or the chemist cannot possibly know all he 
needs to know for his professional work. He hence needs 
to know how he can find out. More important, he needs 
to be able — genuinely, honestly, generously — to collab- 
orate with those who know more than he on diverse as- 
pects of problems as they arise. The leader of a business 
cannot possibly fully understand finance, labor relations, 
accounting, marketing, production, trends in industry, 
the course of legislation, public relations, personnel. He 
can, if he is able, gather about him a group that does 
thus understand; the measure of his ability is largely 
his skill in doing so. It is well, it is even necessary, that 
he excel personally in some field in order that he may 
have the respect of his associates. But he can be wise, in 
all the manifold ways in which he needs to be wise, only if 
he selects and has the loyalty of an able crew. This, 
in my opinion, rests primarily upon whether or not he 
has their interests as fully at heart as his own, or those of 
his business. This should call for no soft approach, 
although it sometimes does. It calls rather for a deep 
knowledge of men, their aspirations, their strengths 
and weaknesses, their ethical convictions, their philos- 
ophy of life. It calls also for a genuine liking of his 
fellow men. 

No society can function well without privilege. No 
nation can long endure unless those who are privileged 
also assume responsibility and are devoted to the nation's 
welfare. The privileges of birth have faded; the privi- 
leges of wealth are taking new forms. Those who are 
privileged today are those who have had full opportunity 
to learn, who have been enabled to acquire culture. 
They are still few among the great mass of the people 
and it is their duty to lead. They are found in the pro- 
fessions, and they are found in business, for management 
of business is now a profession. The touchstone of a true 
profession is ministry to the people, exercised with pride, 
insistent upon the authority which true scholarship 
should command. The professions are burdened by 
charlatans, by hypocrites, by stuffed shirts; I do not 
speak of these. I speak rather of that small company 
of those who lead, who guide their fellows over rough 
places, who determine the course of all our affairs, by 
reason of their superior knowledge and their ability to 
use it wisely. These are the men of culture in its modern 
and its salutary sense. It is they who, by reason of their 
knowledge of things and of men, by reason of wisdom 
based thereon, are building the world in which our 
children may lead happy lives. 

AS WE VIEW the vast range of science and the human- 
ities, as we watch them grow at break-neck pace, as 
we contemplate the frailty of our intellect in trying to 
grasp it all, there is a development today which may 
come to our rescue. It may not come in time to lighten 
significantly the burden of the generation here repre- 
sented. In the long run it will transform the lives and 
the thoughts of men. 

Some generations ago there began the industrial 
revolution. Men learned to harness power to supplement 
their muscles. We have seen this expand, as science 
has become broadly applied, until it has transformed our 
production, transportation, communication, until it has 
overcome diseases and promised relief from mental 
abnormality, until it has shown its ability to banish 
poverty, and to guard men from the ravages of nature. 
It has rendered war absurd even though it has made it 

terrible and not impossible. It can remove the evils 
which have caused wars in the past if we allow it to 
do so. It can render this earth a pleasant place or 
which to live. 

We are at the beginning of a new revolution. Mar 
is today building machines that think, that can thus aid 
him to manage the complexity which he has created, 
So far these are simple machines — complicated, bul 
not complex. They aid him in his business computations, 
handle for him great masses of data, and solve his 
mathematical problems. But thinking machines are still 
in their infancy. In time they will become mature. 
They already compose music, play chess, translate 
languages, write poetry — not well, for they are still 
young, but they will soon be taught to do better. They 
can learn from their own experience. They can com- 
municate with one another. Their memories are still 
limited but are growing, and their memories do not 

"Continuity of learning, the imbedded habit of ac- 
quiring new knowledge, is paramount in the 
acquisition of culture." 

fade. They can attack, and they do, problems where 
the very magnitude of the data involved, or the ab- 
struseness and extent of the mathematics necessary, or 
the subtlety of the economic interrelations involved, ren- 
der unaided man's attempts at solutions childlike. They 
will always be man's slaves, for a man can do without a 
machine but a machine cannot do without a man. In 
their full maturity they will extend the power of man's 
mental processes as fully as the machine has extended 
his manual strength and dexterity. They will enable 
man to understand things, and to understand men, in 
ways and to an extent impossible without them. They 
have not yet arrived; they have just begun to function. 
They are not limited in their talents; in maturity they 
will be limited only by the fact that they are not men. 
They may arrive in time to prevent us from becoming 
so immersed in complexity that we lose sight of simple 
and homely truths, that we lose the wisdom without 
which this civilization of ours cannot endure. 

I HAVE DISCUSSED the culture which is the basis of 
wisdom: wisdom in the practical affairs of men. If I 
stop here you will know that I have omitted something 
subtle and precious. I do not intend to stop here. 

Before I conclude, let me first speak of the rewards 
of culture as we have thus far treated it. The rewards 
are great but they do not come to every man who de- 
serves them. Many a wise man is struck down by ill- 
health and ill-luck in the midst of a career. Many a 
one, also, abandons a bright trail because of obligations to 
those he guards. But even to all these there is a satis- 
faction if they have labored well. The rewards are 
changing, they are being revalued, and they are often 
misunderstood. Holmes said, "The reward of the gen- 
eral is not a larger tent, but command." The true reward 
is not even command; it transcends command. Many a 
man who has attained great power, by affluence or po- 
sition, is not a happy man. Many a humble man is 
happy indeed. Satisfaction, happiness in accomplishment, 
does not arrive merely because a man secures public 
acclaim. Some of the most unhappy, the most discon- 
tented people in the world circulate about Hollywood. 
Joy comes to the man of great responsibility only if he 
uses his power for worthwhile ends, and if he is judged 
to do so by his peers, by those of his associates and 
friends who in his opinion are entitled to judge him. 
The creator of a genetic code does not reap his reward 
because he has his name in headlines; he secures it if 
he is respected and admired by his colleagues. The 
physician does not have his reward in a fine office and 
an affluent practice; he finds it in the smile of a child 
he has rescued from misery. I know that, for every one 
who agrees with this summary, there are many who 
disagree, who plunge blindly on without attempting to 
evaluate their goals. Men plunge wildly because they 
do not stop to think where they are going, or what they 
seek. The primal instincts of self-preservation, of re- 
production, are powerful, and they motivate most of the 
population to the exclusion of all else. But 1 am not talking 
about the mass; I am speaking of those who have culture 
in the sense in which I have thus far used it. These, 
few in numbers, by their thoughts and acts determining 
the course of all their fellows, do plan their lives, and 
they do evaluate the rewards of success. To them, above 
material success as valued by the world, stands some- 
thing more sacred: the realization of labor well done 
and the acclaim of the friends they love. None of us 
alone can save the world or save democracy. All of us 


"Machines will always be man's slaves, for a 
man can do without a machine but a ma- 
chine cannot do without man." 

that have a life still to lead can live lives of true satis- 
faction and know the joy of living. 

STILL I am not done. There is a culture beyond the 
pragmatic culture we have thus far discussed. It is not 
utilitarian, it is often misrepresented, it is indefinable, 
and it is essential to a full life. It can never be taught, 
although it can be exemplified. Often a technique can be 
taught which will enhance its strength, but the technique 
is not a part of the culture itself. This higher culture is 
often mistaken for its artificial substitute: the password 
to the halls of the elect, the shibboleth which has held 
together a governing class, sometimes the only bulwark 
against chaos among an immature people. To know 
Greek history in detail is not culture; to enjoy a striking 
passage in Homer is. O. Henry wrote, "No man has 
lived who has not known poverty, love, and war." He 
left much out. No man has lived who has not stood 
entranced at the song of the thrush in a valley on a quiet 
evening, or who has not pondered at the honking of a 
flock of geese high over a frantic city in the still of night. 
No man has fully lived who has not rejoiced at the vigor 
of a spirited horse or the rage of a stormy sea. No man 
has lived who has not. in the quiet of his study, pondered 
on why he is here on this earth, why he is conscious that 
he exists, and what is his duty and his mission. 

There are indeed two kinds of culture. One can 
support the wisdom which will enable man to prosper 
and to live in peace with his fellows. The other can ren- 
der life on this earth worth living. 


Open Renovated 
Science Hall 

Death comes to Dr. J. B. Price 

two weeks after opening 

"It is the special duty of a Christian College t 
cherish and preserve the vitality and power of th' 
Christian faith and to provide insights into the natura 
order which science gives," the director of Oak Ridgi 
Institute of Nuclear Studies said during ceremonies whicl 
opened the newly renovated Sullivan-Harrell Science 

The opening was held on October 24. Dr. W. C. Pol 
lard was the speaker. During the evening Presiden 
H. E. Finger, Jr., paid tribute to Dr. Joseph B. Price 
who for thirty-three years had guided aspiring scientist! 
through the dingy halls of the old building. 

Two weeks later, on November 8, Dr. Price sue 
cumbed to an illness which had plagued him for ovei 
a year. 

Dr. Pollard's words could very well have been Dr 
Price's, for no one felt more strongly that there is nc 
conflict between science and religion, that they com- 
plement each other. 

"The combination of the two gives as complete £ 
view of our world as man is ever likely to possess,' 
Dr. Pollard said. Perhaps this view. Dr. Price's specia 
view, was the thing which enabled him to inspire so many 
young men and women to choose science as a career. 

Dr. Pollard's address was entitled "The Place oi 
Science in a Christian College." He compared the 
development of science with the development of Christ- 
ianity. He related the story of the first Pentecost, say- 
ing that in 29 or 30 A.D. a band of individuals who were 
gathered in an upper room received a Spirit from or 
High. "There came into being the first Christian con- 

The newly renovated Sullivan-Harrell Hall is shown as it appeared on the evening of the formal opening. Renova- 
tions amounted to approximately $350,000. 


Relatives of the men for whom the science hall was 
named were honored guests at the opening. From the 
left are C. C. Sullivan and Mrs. L. C. Corban, son and 
daughter of Dr. J. M. Sullivan; Elizabeth Harrell, daugh- 
ter of Dr. G. L. Harrell; and President H. E. Finger, Jr. 

gregation, charged dynamically with the Holy Spirit, 
full of vision of the structure of transcendent reality," 
Dr. Pollard said. 

There were efforts to stamp out the new religion, 
he said, until the Edict of Milan was issued, giving 
Christianity "status equal to paganism." This was ac- 
complished in just under 300 years. In the year 330 the 
city of Constantinople became the first externally 
Christian city when all signs of paganism were de- 
stroyed and Christian basilicas were erected. This 
brought to an end the classical civilization and began 
a new one, one dominated by Christian culture. 

In the year 1660 a sort of second Pentecost occurred 
when a band similar to the first gathered, bound by a 
new spirit and a new vision. The Royal Society of 
London was founded. By 1860 science was here to stay. 
In 1945 came the acknowledgement, the second Edict 
of Milan, that this is the scientific age. By 1960 there 
were national laboratories and great facilities, the out- 
ward change similar to the change at Constantinople. 
The remainder of this century should be the Golden 
Age of Science. 

"Christian civilization knew little about the na- 
ture of the earth, moon, sun, stars, the manifold varie- 
ties of nature until science was developed," Dr. Pollard 
said. "But science has given no information about the 
structure of supernatural reality. These two things, 
science and Christianity, stand side by side as the two 
great visions, the two great achievements of our civili- 
zation. They are international, inter cultural, transcultur- 
al. They are the special business of education." 

He said that Christianity has provided insight into 
the structure of supernatural reality, while science has 
opened up a comprehensive view of the intricate beauty 
of the ordered structure and the beautiful and mathe- 
matical character of the world. 

Dr. Pollard holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from 
the University of Tennessee, a Ph.D. in physics from 
Rice University, and a number of honorary degrees. A 
Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the 
American Association for the Advancement of Science, 
he is a theoretical physicist and has done research in the 
theory of beta radioactivity, the interaction of mole- 
cules with solid surfaces, gaseous diffusion, and neutron 
diffraction. He was ordained a deacon of the Episcopal 

One of the last photographs of Dr. Price was made by 
son Doug, '64, for fall issue of MAJOR NOTES. 

Church in 1952 and priest in 1954. He is Priest-in-Charge 
of St. Alban's Chapel in Clinton, Tennessee. 

The number of persons influenced by Dr. Price in 
his years of teaching would be impossible to estimate. 
His leadership as a national vice-president of Alpha 
Epsilon Delta, premedical honorary, gave him additional 
opportunities for service. 

His vice-presidency also brought honor to Millsaps, 
and several years ago the national convention of the 
honor society was held on the campus. 

A 1926 graduate of Millsaps, Dr. Price received the 
Master of Science degree from the University of Missis- 
sippi and the Ph.D. degree from Louisiana State Uni- 

He taught at Yazoo City High School, Sandersville 
High School, and Holmes Junior College before joining 
the Millsaps faculty in 1930. He became chairman of 
the chemistry department in 1942. 

A Fellow in the American Association for the Ad- 
vancement of Science, he was also a member of the 
American Chemical Society. He taught a Sunday School 
class at St. Luke's Methodist Church. 

Sullivan-Harrell now boasts the addition of seven 
chemistry laboratories, five physics laboratories, five bi- 
ology labs, eight faculty offices, and two lecture rooms. 
New equipment has been installed in the new research 
laboratories, and all classrooms, research laboratories, 
and faculty offices have been air-conditioned. Each 
science teacher has an office and a private laboratory. 

Officials said that the renovation and equipment 
amounted to approximately $350,000. 


Live- and kill-trapping of animals was one phase of the 
work. Edgar Grissom and Jimmy Ballew examine catch. 

Science Di 

Science projects have i 
growing plants, workiij 
It s pretty gory. 

No one expects a cure for cancer to come from a 
small liberal arts college. One looks rather to schools 
such as Johns Hopkins or Harvard or the University of 

This is not to say that the scientific work of a small 
college is any less important or any less vital and 
vigorous. The cure without the physician is meaningless. 
The theory without the researcher means nothing. The 
data without the interpreter is valueless. The small 
college science division may, in its goal of training 
scientists, "reduce the number of unexplained phenom- 
ena," which Louis Pasteur called a characteristic of 

That this is recognized is shown in the number of 
national grants which have been received this year 
by the Millsaps College science division: 

— A three-year undergraduate research training 
grant from the National Science Foundation, renewed 
this year and now totaling over $46,000. 
— An Atomic Energy Commission grant to the physics 
and chemistry departments for the purchase of 

— A National Science Foundation grant to the b'ology 
department for an ecologic study of certain biotic 
communities of Central Mississippi. 
— A National Science Foundation academic year 
extension research grant to Dr. C. E. Cain for a study 
of the mechanisms of side chain reactions of ferro- 
cene compounds. 

— An NSF grant to Dr. William Hendee for a study 
involving the measurement of energies that are 
utilized in biochemical reactions which form an in- 
tegral part of the life process. 
— An NSF institutional grant. 

— A faculty research grant to Dr. C. T. Mansfield and 
Dr. C. E. Cain for the development of a new technique 
for analyzing refractory metals. 

All of this is aimed at the primary purpose of Mill- 
saps College: education. 

How are Millsaps science faculty members going 
about this business of educating? Aside from the regular 
classroom and laboratory studies, advanced students 
are being allowed to participate in projects which excite 
their imagination, train them in techniques of research. 
An example is the interdepartmental study of loess 
and loessal soils. Dr. R. R. Priddy, director of the 
project, wrote an abstract which appeared in the Journal 
of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences. He said: 

Left: As a part of the meteorological phase of loess 
study Bill Dodge checks amount of rainfall on gauge. 


ton: They Do the Dirty Work 

:amping out, digging holes, trapping and studying animals, 
)od samples and chemicals. For the uninitiated some of 

"Loess has been investigated extensively by geolo- 
gists, agronomists, and botanists in the Upper Mis- 
sissippi Valley. It is much less known in the Lower 
Valley. As far as can be determined the material 
had never been studied, anywhere, in a microcli- 
matic belt by botanists, chemists, geologists, and 
zoologists working together. 

"The Jackson-Vicksburg belt made an ideal pro- 
ject because it is (1) easily accessible, is (2) covered 
by topographic maps, aerial photos, and highway 
county maps, has (3) abundant exposure, both na- 
tural and man-made, has (4) extensive areas of 
woodlands where the rugged terrain has been dis- 
turbed little, and (5) provides an opportunity to study 
progressive weathering from the buff-colored, mealy, 
fresh material on the Mississippi River bluffs to the 
brown loessal loams which increase in thickness east- 
ward toward Jackson. 

"To date the fifteen students and four to six mem- 
bers of the science faculty who are involved in the 

study each semester have worked as tcanns. By 
live-trapping the zoologists determined the numbers 
and species of small mammals living on the loess; 
a meteorology team recorded the climatic factors 
governing life and moisture content; botanists as- 
certained the herb, shrub, and tree layers clothing 
the loess; geologists measured roadcuts, excavations, 
and natural exposures of the loess and sampled the 
material on the outcrop and in test holes drilled by 
hand augers to depths ranging from ten to ninety- 
eight feet. The samples, which were collected on 
the bases of color and texture, were studied physic- 
ally and mineralogically by the geologists. Then 
portions were given to the chemists for quantitative 
analyses of both the HCl soluble and HCl insoluble 
fractions, permitting a differentiation of the minerals 
— sedimentary and igneous-metamorphic. Members 
of the mathematics team assisted the other groups 
as statisticians. In the course of collecting and an- 
alyzing data the students used accepted methods, 

Roadcuts near Vicksburg give good example of loess deposits. The light material at the bottom of the tiered in- 
cline is an ancient hill of Citronelle sand and gravel. The dark material beginning at the second tier is loess. 


modified some well known procedures, and invented 

schemes of their own." 

Last year was to have been the final year of the 
study, but the grant was renewed this year because 
the directors felt that the study was incomplete. The 
cutting of two new highways through the loess bluffs 
north and east of Vicksburg provided many fresh road- 
cuts which nearly doubled the geochemical require- 
ments for the study. In addition, the geochronology of the 
loess was only partially known because radiation lab- 
oratory personnel doing the analyses were diverted to 
searching for the wreck of the atomic submarine Thresh- 

One of the interesting sidelights of the study was 

Tom Camp weighs acorns. Study has developed 
a new technique which will reduce time required for 


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the development of a new method of counting owls, 
which, while it might seem to have little if any prac- 
tical application, may help other scientists. In studying 
the animal life of the deep loess area the scientists 
needed to correlate predators with prey. The "sound- 
Iriangulation" method developed by Rondal Bell and his 
students involves the use of large parabolic sound re- 
flectors with inset microphones mounted on the drawing 
boards of plane tables. 

The teachers have enumerated some material bene- 
fits expected also: (1) use of this unusual material, loess, 
in ceramic industry; (2) use in fertilizer filler to add 
bulk to commercial fertilizers; (3) use to provide an 
abundance of material which can be used for highway 
construction after stabilizing with lime; and (4) use in 
making light-weight aggregate as a substitute for Mis- 
sissippi's dwindling supply of gravel. 

Another research project is the NSF-sponsored 
study of the Southern red oak by the biology department. 
It is based on the concept that organisms are intricately 
balanced to their external environment by genetically 
controlled internal mechanisms and that such mecha- 
nisms are likely to be severely tested by the selective 
pressures of the environment. The scientists said that 
two varieties of oak inhabit the Jackson area. Querqus 
falcata is a species which lives on dry, acid ridges 
while Querqus falcata var. Pagodafolia is a bottomland 
species. The department is studying possible genetic 
differences in an attempt to determine the reason for 
their inhabitating two different localities. 

Under the direction of Rondal Bell students have 
made morphological and biochemical studies of the two 
varieties of the oak to determine if they are indeed differ- 
ent and, if so, how. The students have (a) grown seedlings 
under nearly uniform conditions; (b) prepared extracts 
of roots, leaves, and acorns; (c) experimented with 
filter paper chromotography, electrophoresis, and serol- 
ogy of extracts of roots, leaves, and acorns. They will 
also make comparative analyses of results of each tech- 
nique mentioned above. 

A cytological study is proceeding under the direction 
of Darrell English. The study involves the germination 
of acorns and the growth of seedlings; review of the 
literature on techniques and information already avail- 
able; collection of root tips and anthers; development 
of a suitable technique, including studies of the squash- 
ing technique, staining, microscopy, photomicrography, 
and drawing to scale; preparation of pictorial representa- 
tion of what the chromosomes look like; and comparison 
and analysis of the two varieties. 

Side effects of this study have included the develop- 
ment of a new technique of germination of oak acorns 
which has cut the time for germination from three months 
to under a month. Another study may help the forestry 
service to get a higher percentage of germination from 
acorns by pre-determining the ones which are most 
likely to germinate. This is being done through weigh- 
ing the acorns and correlating the weight with viability. 

Dr. R. P. Ward, chairman of the biology department, 
is directing a study of animal succession. The study in- 
volves following the changes in the animal community 
that occur in conjunction with changes in the plant 
community. The project is currently concerned with 
fields in early stages of abandonment, which are pri- 

Left: Another development of Science Division is 
new method of counting owls using sound triangulation. 
Darrell English and Bill Dodge operate equipment. 

Richard Coleman draws blood from 
mouse for a blood test study. Goal is 
identification of sub-species by blood 

Nobody on campus appreciates the cafeteria more than this group, for 
whom the discomfort of cold weather was sometimes added to the dubious 
privilege of preparing their own food under less than ideal conditions. 

niarily herbaceous. The students find characteristic 
mammals living in the area and determine the differ- 
ences from those living in a climax forest. Using both 
live- and kill-trapping methods, the students learn a great 
deal about the habits and nature of the animals. 

Students of J. P. McKeown are also concerned with 
trapping. Their project is to determine species or specia- 
tion by blood tests. One of their goals is to work up a 
norm for identifying sub-species by blood groups rather 
than by environment. 

Aside from these two big projects, the loess study and 
the biological investigation of the red oak, various de- 
partments also have other research underway. 

Biology's Mr. Bell and Dr. Hendee, of the physics 
department, are studying the sensitivity of bacteria to 
ultraviolet radiation. The critical molecule as far as 
sensitivity to radiation is concerned is deoxyribonucleic 
acid (DNA). Dr. Hendee is trying to alter the DNA, 
or modify the DNA structure. He will develop his own 
procedures and then determine if the bacteria become 
more sensitive. If they do, he will study the changes 
that occur. X-radiation will be the next step in the 
study, and then mammalian cells will replace the plant 
cells. All of this is related to chemotherapy, a means 
of treating cancer. 

Under his NSF faculty research grant Dr. Hendee 
has built an apparatus to measure energy. Energy 
releases will be indicated by changes in temperature in 
the reacting solutions of above one thousandth of a 
degree. The heats of reaction information will be used 
with other data to attempt to quantitate more exactly 
the energy balance in a biological cell. It will perhaps 
someday lead to a thermodynamical model of the cell. 

With an NSF equipment grant received last year the 
chemistry department purchased a gas chromatograph. 
Dr. Roy Berry is leading his students in a study of the 

Right: The drosophilia is a subject of study for 
Darrell English, instructor of biology. He is treating 
the pupa with formaldehyde to learn if mutations occur. 

An electrophoresis study of extracts of plant tissue 
is made by Alice Scott. Experiments will determine if 
oak varieties are different. 

Dr. R. P. Ward, center, examines a small skull with 
Larry Ludke, left, and Tommy Rueff. Skulls and skins 
of various animals are compared in the study. 

Rueff and Ludke weigh a specimen. The informa- 
tion will be added to other data concerning the types of 
animals inhabiting a specific area. 

Soil permeameter is used for taking measure- 
ments of soil permeability by Dr. William Hendee. 

separation of isomers with gas chromatography. (Iso- 
mers are compounds that have the same molecular 
formula but a different geometric arrangement of atoms, 
and are extremely difficult to separate.) Other equip- 
ment purchased with the grant funds (a Beckman ultra- 
violet instrument, polarograph, flame photometer) is 
being used in a study of functions of nitrogen and oxy- 
gen in certain aromatic organic compounds. 

Dr. C. E. Cain is using his NSF research grant to 
continue a study of ferrocene compounds, a subject 
on which he has already published seven papers. He 
is attempting to discover the actual steps which take place 
in the complicated chemical reaction and to determine 
wiiich steps are most important. Another project is the 
use of an analytical technique wiiich utilizes a newly 
developed microanalytical technique using a ring oven. 
This instrument allows the scientist to discover the 
presence of very minute quantities of chemical elements 
and compounds and to determine the quantity present. 

Mr. English is doing genetic work with chemical 
mutagenesis on the drosophilia (fruit fly). He is treat- 
ing one stage in the life cycle, the pupa, with formalde- 
hyde to see if the chemical causes mutations. 

A new species of the parasitic flat worm may have 
been discovered by Mr. McKeown in his study of the 

Mr. English and Mr. McKeown are making a chrom- 
osome study of white blood cells. The white blood cells 
are collected, cultured by tissue culture, placed on slides, 
and checked for chromosomes. 

Though small, the Millsaps science division is active. 
With such activity, and with continued research, Mill- 
saps will continue to have one of the finest science pro- 
grams in the state. 


Lee McCormick checks recorder for results of sepa- 
ration of organic compounds by gas chromatography. 
Equipment was purchased with NSF grant. 

Adjustment to gas chromatograph is made by Diane 
Barba and Bill Orr prior to determining concentration of 
certain organic compounds in a mixture. 

Data obtained in a cytological study is recorded by 
Stewart Ware. 

Rondal Bell inoculates media in bacteriology labora- 
tory. Process requires care to prevent bacteria from 
being scattered. 

Left: Concentration of metal ions in solution is de- 
termined by Dr. Roy Berry through use of polarograph, 
also purchased with equipment grant. 


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and purpose must come from such a death, and it is 

the living who must discover this meaning and activate 
its purpose. 

In this state, which allowed a farcical political bat- 
tle with a cry of "K. O. the Kennedys" from the gov- 
ernor's race down to the local campaigns to poison 
the air with hatred to the point of suffocating the univers- 
al value of a human being, we will be long in finding 
meaning and purpose in this tragedy. 

It is in this state that adults set the example of 
insensitivity to truth, distrust of opposition, disrespect 
for men, and a profound fear of losing the illusion of 
superiority and the way of tradition which children 
learn and imitate. It is this state which needed desper- 
ately to stop and listen to and watch the eulogies to JFK 
from all over the world, and compare them with the 
feelings cramped behind the magnolia wall, and, hope- 
fuUy, hear and see truths; but it did not take time from 
the business of preservation of the sovereignty. 

It is this state that needed to know that a man 
died — and a Japanese farmer walked with his family 
18 miles in the night in order to stand silently in front 
of the American Embassy in Tokyo; and thousands 
carried memorial torches in Berlin in the later-named 
Kennedy Square, and almost at the same time a cere- 
mony in downtown Jackson turned on Christmas lights. 
It is this state that needed to know that a family grieved 
while a Communist woman in Russia named Khrushchev 
wept for Mrs. Kennedy, and a little girl carried a bou- 
quet of flowers to the American Embassy in Moscow 
because she liked our President. It is this state which 
needed to realize that New York's governor declared 
a thirty-day mourning period while Mississippi officially 
declared SVa days, business to resume after the funeral. 
It is this state that thanked the Deity that it did not 
happen here. 

It is time for us to listen — and hear; to look — and 
see; to talk — and understand; to think — and reason; 
to kneel (on both knees) — and ask forgiveness; to pray — 
and ask for help in living the true way of life. 

If there is any hope that this state will realize it is 
out of step and it is we and not the others who are at 
fault, it lies in a few hands who must be willing to carry 
these flags of peace, justice, freedom, and love — for 
all men — courageously and publicly in the face of 
condemnation and persecution. How I do wish that 
this new battle that will inevitably come could begin 
from this campus — for the spirit is strong ... Is the 
flesh weak? 

National Unity Essential 

By Kay Barrett,'64 

A mad man assassinated the President of the United 
States. Why he did it will never be known, because 
he met the same death hours later at the hand of an- 
other mad man. Thousands of tributes have been paid 
to the late President John F. Kennedy by thousands 
of people throughout the world. The course of American 
history has been affected by his death. A new president 
now stands as the leader of this country. 

Many have blamed the hate which exists between 
men as the cause of Kennedy's death, but hate itself 
did not kill him. The nation itself, in the hate which 
exists here, is not to blame for the death of the Presi- 
dent, but because of his death the presence of hate and 
malice between Americans has been brought to the 

Editor of the PURPLE and WHITE, Kay Barrett is 
a senior religion major. She may enter the field ol 
religious journalism. 

forefront and seen clearly as a threat to a nation. 

From this self-examination of a country, the Ameri- 
can people could learn a lesson which may mean the 
difference between success and failure of a nation. We 
must realize that hatred is a potential killer and if 
allowed to culminate in the minds of men, it may 
exterminate a country. 

In a democracy, the privilege of diversity is one 
of the essential tenets of its doctrine. Unless nnen are 
allowed to voice opinions and disagree with one another, 
there is no democratic ideal. But around this diversity, 
if a nation is to survive, there must be unity. The ex- 
tremes on both sides of political and social issues must 
be modified if men are to live together successfully. 

For a brief period of time during the three-day 
mourning period between the death and the burial of 
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, many people lost their pro- 
vincial identity and became Americans. They connected 
themselves with a nation and shared its sorrow. How 
long did this identification last? Not long enough for 
most of us. But perhaps even this brief unification of 
spirit is a sign of progress. The cartoon printed in the 
Commercial Appeal by Cal Alley, depicting Uncle Sam 
with a tear in his eye, portrays the deepest significance 
of Kennedy's death — that of a nation in mourning. 

The memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his 
contribution to his country will live in the hearts and 
minds of men for years to come. Lyndon B. Johnson 
has now assumed the role of President of the United 
States. His administration, like that of Kennedy and 
all other presidents who have gone before, will not be 
pleasing to every American. There will be diversity 
here, as there has been before. 

If we can learn to disagree without hating, then 
we will have learned something. Each individual must 
realize that he is responsible, as much as any other 
American is responsible, for the affairs of his country. 
There is no room here for ignorance, hate, or lack of 
understanding. We must work together if we are to live 
together. We must know what we are working toward 
and we must be willing to contribute to the success of a 
nation. When this goal is attained, when Americans 
give allegiance to nation rather than section, when they 
understand the importance of unity, then we wiU be 
another step closer to becoming "one nation, under 
God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." 


Events of Note 

First Semester Busy 

The pace has quickened steadily as 
the academic year has moved toward 
the end of the first semester, which 
will come before this edition of Major 
Notes is released. 

In retrospect these past months 
seem dominated by tragedy — the 
assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 
death of Dr. Joseph B. Price, of 
some prominent alumni, and of rela- 
tives of several faculty and staff mem- 
bers. But there were pleasure and 
satisfaction as well. Some big, all- 
inclusive sources were Homecoming- 
Parents Day, High School Day, the 
opening of Sullivan-Harrell, the pro- 
duction of "The Visit," the Singers' 
presentation of "A Program for 
Thanksgiving" and "The Messiah" 
and the Feast of Carols, the Boba- 
shela's Features Section Parade, vic- 
tories on the athletic fields — the 
list could go on. Of course satisfac- 
tions also came in small, personal 
ways. But these, for the most part, 
are none of our business. We leave 
it to each person to select those which 
meant most to him. 

Brindley Appointed 

In October J. Barry Brindley, '53, 
was appointed Development Officer of 
the College, replacing Edward M. Col- 
lins, '52, who returned to full-time 
teaching in the department of speech. 

Mr. Brindley is directing activities 
in the area of general fund solicita- 
tion. He is serving as liaison officer 
in the business community, interpret- 
ing the contributions and needs of the 

Prior to coming to Millsaps Mr. 
Brindley had been associated with 
International Business Machines, 
where he served as administrative 
supervisor for seven years. He served 
in the U. S. Army from 1954 to 1956. 

As a Millsaps student he was presi- 
dent of the student body his senior 
year and a member of Omicron Delta 
Kappa, national leadership honor so- 
ciety; Alpha Psi Omega, dramatics 
honorary; and Lambda Chi Alpha 
social fraternity. 

Recently elected vice-president of 
the Alumni Association, he has served 
as a member of the Board of Direct- 

Mr. Brindley is active in the work of 
Capitol Street Methodist Church, 
where he is a member of the Official 
Board and the choir. He is familiar 
to Little Theatre supporters for his 
work both on stage and in directing 

He is married to the former Elsie 
Drake, '56. The couple has two child- 
ren, Douglas Alan, 8, and Susan Bar- 
rie, 3. 

Finger Gives Report 

The largest faculty and the best 
qualified student body in the history 
of the College were among the facts 
reported by President Finger in his 
annual "State of the College" address 
at the Homecoming banquet. 

Some four hundred alumni and par- 
ents of freshman students who attend- 
ed the banquet heard Dr. Finger at- 
tribute the high qualifications of the 
freshman class to a more selective 
admissions policy and more extensive 

Dr. Finger also spoke of the in- 
creasingly important role of church 
colleges. Noting that a large number 
of people are asking whether church 
colleges are obsolete, he said, "An 
increasing number of alumni are ans- 
wering this question in the negative 
and are being joined by enlightened 
churchmen and citizens who visualize 
the essential role played by a college 
like Millsaps in the future of our state 
and region. 

"The loyalty of alumni, parents, 
churchmen and other constituents 
grows every year. Evidence of this 
loyalty is the magnificent success of 
the early phases of the Ten Year De- 
velopment Program." 

One of the evidences of the success 
of the program was the newly reno- 
vated Sullivan-Harrell Science Hall, 
which was open for inspection during 
the day. 

Bequest Received 

A bequest in the amount of $14,050 
has been received by Millsaps from 
the estate of Mrs. Bessie Galloway 

The funds will be added to the en- 
dowed Marvin Galloway Scholarship, 
originally established by Mr. and Mrs. 
George Washington GalloVay as a 
memorial to their son. Marvin Gall- 

oway, a graduate of Millsaps, was a 
promising dentist who died at an early 

Mrs. Reid, a resident of Long Beach, 
California, was a sister of Marvin 

Statistics Given 

Enrollment for the fall semester is 
898, according to Registrar Paul Har- 

Mr. Hardin said that enrollment has 
not varied by more than twenty over 
the past five years and that dormi- 
tories are filled to capacity. 

Seventy-one counties, twenty-two 
states, and five foreign countries are 

Men outnumber women by 473 to 425. 

HSD Scores High 

Three $300 scholarships were award- 
ed on High School Day this year in- 
stead of the usual two. 

Officials said that results on the 
competitive tests administered on 
High School Day were outstanding. 
The top five scores were well above 
the score which would place them in 
the 99th percentile in the national 
norms. Median score for the compet- 
ing seniors was in the 75th percentile 
in national norms. 

In addition to the $300 awards, the 
College presented two $200 scholar- 
ships, three $150 grants, thirteen $100 
awards to seniors living in the city of 
Jackson, twelve $100 awards to seniors 
outside the city of Jackson, and nine 
$100 general scholarships. 

Publications Readied 

Several new publications will be 
available after the first of the year. 
Already out is one issued by the Di- 
rector of Admissions Paul Hardin. It 
is a special bulletin for high school 
counselors which gives a profile of the 
1963 freshnnan class. It is designed 
to give counselors a guide to the type 
of student who will do well at Millsaps. 

A guide to the campus will be re- 
leased shortly. It will feature a map 
of the campus and provide brief infor- 
mation as to history, admissions pol- 
icy, requirements, and cost of attend- 
ing. It is designed to give visitors a 
quick introduction to the College and 
to facilitate tours and the location 
of specific buildings or personnel. 


A recruitment bulletin which coun- 
selors have considered especially ef- 
fective has been brought up to date 
and is in the hands of the printers 
at this writing. 

Requests for any of these publica- 
tions will be accepted by the Director 
of Admissions or the Director of Pub- 
lic Relations. 

Programs Win Awards 

Gordon Marks & Company, the or- 
ganization which designs and prints 
the Players programs, received 
awards for two of last year's pro- 
grams. The publications are edited 
by Jack Ryan, '61, and designed by 
Charles Dillingham, '50. The "Three 
Penny Opera" program received an 
award for best typography design at 
the Chicago Art Directors Club and 
was on display at the McCormick 
Center. The "Sea Gull" program 
received an award for excellence 
from the Art Directors Club of New 
Orleans. The program for "Arena 62" 
was also chosen for submission by 
the company. 

College on the Air 

Millsaps has taken to the air — the 
broadcasting air — this year to tell its 

Jackson television station 'WLBT is 
presenting a series of programs on 
state colleges and has invited Millsaps 
to participate. 

At the request of the WLBT program 
director, the first show featured the 
Millsaps Singers. Of special interest 
were the fourteen students who will 
comprise the USO tour group. The en- 
semble presented a medley from "The 
Music Man." Local choreographers 
Rex Cooper and Albia Kavan, who 
have on several occasions contributed 
their services to Millsaps productions, 
have been working with the group on 
their routines. 

The Concert Choir, directed by Le- 
land Byler (as is the tour group), 
presented two numbers on the show. 

The second program was devoted to 
the National Science Foundation loess 
project. Dr. R. R. Priddy was the 
sole star as he gave a summary of 
the reasons for the study and the way 
it was handled by the Millsaps science 

Kimball Named Alumnus of Year 

John T. Kimball, '34, shown expressing his appreciation of student talent 
during Homecoming, was named Alumnus of the Year at the Homecoming 
banquet. Mr. Kimball is a New York business executive. Mrs. Kimball is 
the former Louise Day, '44. (Photo by Lee McCormick.) 

Several other television shows an 
scheduled locally, and one will be fea 
turcd on a Tupelo, Mississippi, sta 
tion. Definite times for these are no i 

Radio station WSLI taped the Feast 
of Carols and broadcast the tape or 
Christmas Day at the prime time oi 
7 p.m. The broadcast was sponsored 
by First National Bank and Mississip- 
pi Power and Light Company. 

Last year a number of Millsapsi 
people were interviewed on an early- 
morning show on WJTV. Thus far 
this year this program has not been 
utilized, but tentative plans are be- 
ing made for future shows. 

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: 

Leonard J. Calhoun, '21, who died 
of a heart attack November 12. He 
was a resident of Alexandria, Vir- 
ginia, formerly of Jackson. 

Barbara Kay Kirschenbaum, '60, 
who was killed in an automobile ac- 
cident November 10. She was a resi- 
dent of Independence, Louisiana, 
where she was a senior medical stu- 
dent at Tulane University. 

Mrs. William E. Moreau (Margaret 
Power, '26) who died November 29. 
She was a resident of Louisville, Mis- 

Joshua Marion Morse, Jr., LLB '11, 
who died in October. He was a resi- 
dent of Poplarville, Mississippi. 

Dr. Joseph B. Price, '26, who died 
November 8 after a long illness. He 
had been a member of the Millsaps 
faculty since 1930 and chairman of 
the department of chemistry since 
1942. He was a resident of Jackson. 

Joseph Melvin Richardson, '34, who 
died December 28 of a heart attack. He 
had been personnel director for the 
State Department of Public Welfare. 
He was a resident of Jackson. 

Brigadier General William Smylie 
Shipman, '13-'17, who died November 
12 following a stroke. He was a resi- 
dent of Jackson. 

Dr. James Dausey Wroten, Sr., '13, 
who died November 11 following a 
heart attack. He was the father of 
Dr. James D. Wroten, Jr., professor 
of religion at Millsaps. Dr. Wroten 
was a resident of Greenville, Missis- 


vUTu^e ^i^^^^ 

(Children listed in this column must 
be under one year of age. Please re- 
port births promptly to assure publi- 

Daniel Jon Blumenthal, born May 10 

to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Blumenthal 
(Janice Davidson, '61), of Jackson. 

Pippa Alane Boyd, bom October 14 
to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Boyd (Cara 
Lloyd Hemphill, '57), of Austin, Texas. 

Blake Evans Brown, born November 
27 to Commander and Mrs. B. Hal 
Brown, Jr. (Margaret Woods), both 
'56, of Groton, Connecticut. Blake 
was welcomed by Alice Acosta. 

Deborah Lynn DeWees, born No- 
vember 4 to Mr. and Mrs. William 
Henry DeWees, Sr. (Mary Gray 
Sparkman), '58 and '54-'56, of Jackson. 
Deborah was welcomed by William 
Henry, Jr., 3'/2. 

Gerald Keith Eure, Jr., born May 1 
to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Eure (Eliza- 
beth Jane Taylor, '59), of Huntsville, 

Nani Marie Felsher, born Septem- 
ber 4 to Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. Fel- 
sher (Rosemary Parent), '56 and '55- 
'56, of Annandale, Virginia. Nani was 
welcomed by Mark, 4, and Paul, 2. 

Dorothea Maurice Gantt, born Octo- 
ber 28 to Mr. and Mrs. James Stewart 
Gantt (Elise Mcintosh, '55-'57), of 
Birmingham, Alabama. The new- 
comer was welcomed by Roddie, l'/2. 

Margaret Annette Gatewood, born 
September 19 to the Reverend and 
Mrs. John Sharp Gatewood, Jr. (Eliz- 
abeth Ann Clark), '60 and '59, of At- 
lanta, Georgia. Jan, 3, welcomed her 

Christine Dabney Gilliland, born Oc- 
tober 8 to Mr. and Mrs. Pat L. Gilli- 
land (Linda Noble), '60 and '59, of 
Jackson. The new arrival was greeted 
by Pat Lee, Jr., 3V2. 

Robert Alexander Harris, II, born 
December 16 to Mr. and Mrs. David A. 
Harris, of Jackson. Mr. Harris grad- 
uated in 1955. Angelina Dawn, l'/2, 
welcomed the newcomer. 

Michael Howard, born June 12 to 
Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. Howard, Sr., 
of Vidalia, Louisiana. Mr. Howard 
graduated in 1960. Michael was wel- 
comed by Martin, Jr., 5, and Mark, 3. 

Ashley Del Luni, born October 28 
to Mr. and Mrs. Gadi Erwin Lum, Jr. 
(Patsy Hilton), '55-'56 and '57-'58, of 
Jackson. Ashley Del was welcomed 
by Gadi Erwin, III, 1. 

William Whitfield McKinley, Jr., 
born November 10 to Dr. and Mrs. 
William McKinley, Sr. (Linda Sue 
Jenkins), '61 and '62, of Belcourt, 
North Dakota. 

Ellen DeWitt Mosby, born Septem- 
ber 29 to Mr. and Mrs. Bill R. Mosby, 
Jr. (Ellen Dixon), '58 and '59, of Nat- 
chez, Mississippi. Bill Rush, III, 3, 
welcomed the new arrival. 

Jo Ann and Jeffery Ratliff, born 
October 22 to Dr. and Mrs. James 
Julius Ratliff, Jr., of Jackson. Dr. 
Ratliff graduated in 1950. The twins 
were welcomed by Jim, 5, and John, 


Lee Rhodes Reid, III, born October 
13 to Lieutenant and Mrs. Lee Rhodes 
Reid, Jr. (Sally Hand, '62), of Colum- 
bus, Georgia. 

Leslie Wheeless Roberts, born Oc- 
tober 5 to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Leslie 
Roberts (Susan Wheeless), '55-'57 and 
'59, of Port Gibson, Mississippi. Leslie 
was welcomed by Susan Elizabeth, 

Lesley Ann Sadler, born December 
12 to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sadler (Bet- 
ty Miller, '58), of Jackson. 

Ledi Lampton Sivewright, born Au- 
gust 22 to Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Sive- 
wright (Josie Lampton, '53), of Spar- 
tanburg, South Carolina. The new- 
comer was welcomed by Marjorie, 4, 
and Samuel Andrew, 2y2. 

Alan Keith Spence, born December 
3 to Mr. and Mrs. Don Spence (Bob- 
bie Jean Ivy, '60), of Natchez, Mis- 
sissippi. He was welcomed by Rob- 
ert Brent, V/2. 

Scott Michael Stovall, born October 
22 to Dr. and Mrs. R. H. Stovall, Jr. 
(Mary Charles Price), '58 and '59, of 
Alexandria, Louisiana. Scott was 
welcomed by Russell, 2'/2. 

Constance Doris Thieryung, born 
April 7 to Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. 
Thieryung (Doris Leech, '49), of Mi- 
ami, Florida. 

Jack Lee Wactor, born October 23 
to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wactor, of Bog- 
ue Chitto, Mississippi. Mr. Wactor 
graduated in 1951. The newcomer was 
welcomed by Amy Joyce, 5. 

Charles N. Wright, Jr., born No- 
vember 7 to Dr. and Mrs. Charles N. 
Wright, Sr. (Betty Small), '48 and 
'53, of Jackson. Laura, 3, and Lisa, 
2, welcomed the new arrival. 

Natasha Yates, born October 12 to 
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Yates (Gayle 
Graham, '61), of Cambridge, Massa- 

Barbara Anne Bratton, '61, to En- 
sign Charles Jackson Hackett. Living 
in Corpus Christi, Texas. 

Jackie Lou Caden, '62, to Nath 
Thompson Camp, current student. Liv- 
ing in Jackson. 

Barbara Katherine Carter, '57-'59, 
to Charles Stuart Spann, III. Living 
in Jackson. 

Carole Virginia Cater, '62, to Mar- 
vin Francis Ciskowski. Living in Hous- 
ton, Texas. 

Martha Ann Downing, '59-'60, to 
Richard Russell Smith. Living in 

Virginia Carolyn Gooch to Pete 
Tate, '61. Living in Biloxi, Mississippi. 

Barbara Sue Hanchey to Louis H. 
Ball, '52. Living in Huntsville, Ala- 

Anne Barbee Hightower, '55-'56, to 
Joseph Wilson Kellum, Jr. Living in 

Virginia Faye Holland, '60-'61, to 
Walter Dennis King. Living in Oxford, 

Carole Ann Milton to the Reverend 
William Thomas O'Neil, '62. Living 
in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Cora Treadaway Miner, '63, to En- 
sign Edward Lincoln Reilly. Living in 
Corpus Christi, Texas. 

Carolyn Yvonne Moss, '57, to 
Clyde B. Edwards, Jr. Living in 

Sandra Murphy, '62-'63, to Bert 
Lawrence, Jr. 

Charlotte Glenn Ogden, '61, to James 
Moore Kirby. Living in New York 

Mary Russell Ragsdale, '56-58, to 
Carey Cunningham. Living in Mem- 
phis, Tennessee. 

Marilyn Suzanne Ransburgh, '62, to 
Thomas Edward Benson, Jr. Living 
in Jackson. 

Linda Carolyn Siurua to Joseph 
Rockne Wilson, '63. Living in Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Marsha Gayle Terry to Clyde V. 
Williams, '59. Living in Baton Rouge, 

Russ Vieh to Joseph Bates Arm- 
strong, '55-'57. Living in Fort Collins, 

Florilea Yates, '59-'62, to Tommy 
Butler. Living in Jackson. 




Huntingdon College's third honorary 
degree in 110 years was awarded to 
William Chapman Bowman, '04, chair- 
man of the Board of First National 
Bank of Montgomery, Alabama, on 
October 30. In accepting the award 
Mr. Bowman called Huntingdon "the 
greatest manufacturing industry in 
Montgomery, manufacturing men and 
women of citizenship and character." 
News of the award was sent by J. 
Allen Reynolds, Jr., '43-'44, vice-presi- 
dent of the bank. 

An inspiring letter was sent by 
the Reverend John Lambert Neill, 

'06, director of the Wesley Foun- 
dation at East Central Junior Col- 
lege in Decatur, Mississippi. Mr. 
Neill wrote, "I was distressed to 
hear that our two conferences had 
not come up to their quotas during 
the past conference year for Mill- 
saps and I hope this will never hap- 
pen again .... I'm enclosing my 
check for four times as much as it 
was last year .... I know if I — a re- 
tired minister — can do just this that 
certainly there ought to be at least 
one thousand more who can do the 


A Norwegian explorer has reported 
finding in Newfoundland the ruins of 
a Viking settlement pre-dating Colum- 
bus' voyage to the New World by 
500 years, and Dr. Henry B. Collins, 
'22, Smithsonian Institute anthropol- 
ogist, has unequivocally supported the 
theory that the site is of pre-Columbia 
Norse origin. Dr. Collins said that "all 
evidence that does exist" points to 
this conclusion. Radio carbon datings 
of the charcoal from the ruins, located 
on the island's northern tip, show that 
the site was occupied about 1000 A.D., 
the traditional time established in 
Norse sagas that Leif Ericson and 
other Viking seafarers sailed to "Vin- 

At a recent convention in Chicago 
James W. Campbell, '24, was elected 
secretary of the National School Sup- 
ply and Equipment Association. Upon 

his election Mr. Campbell expressed 
the feeling that the greatest problems 
facing education today are the proper 
recognition of the teaching profession 
and more consideration for the tools 
of education in the school budget dol- 
lar. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell (Evelyn 
Flowers, '25) reside in Jackson, where 
Mr. Campbell is chairman of the board 
of Mississippi School Supply Company. 


In a poll of its 25,000 members the 
American Association of School Ad- 
ministrators nominated Gilmer Mc- 
Laurin, '30, for the post of vice-presi- 
dent. Ballots were mailed in Decem- 
ber. Mr. McLaurin is superintendent 
of the Natchez-Adams County (Missis- 
sippi) Public Schools. 

Vaughan Watkins, '33, has been 
re-elected a regional vice-president of 
the National Municipal League. The 
National Municipal League, its of- 
ficials say, is a non-partisan organiza- 
tion seeking more effective state, 
county, and local government through 
the development of an informed, re- 
sponsible, participating citizenry. Mr. 
Watkins is a Jackson attorney. 

M. F. Adams, '38, expressed the 
feeling of many alumni when he wrote 
to G. C. Clark, '38, expressing regret 
over his inability to attend the class 
reunion at Homecoming. "The years 
make college timies and college friends 
more precious in memory," he wrote. 
"Those same- years also too often 
place them many miles away." Mr. 
and Mrs. Adams (Frances Dansby, 
'45-'46) and son Paul reside in Mem- 


Appearing at the Mississippi State 
University Lyceum Program this fall 
was a group called "Andrew Gainey 
and Friends." Mr. Gainey, '36-'38, 
organized the musical comedy act, 
which made its debut in Birmingham 
last summer. Mr. Gainey teaches at 
the Birmingham Conservatory. 

Eugene Hopper, '40, is resident engi- 
neer of the McGehee, Arkansas, office 

of the U. S. Army Engineer District, 
Vicksburg Corps of Engineers. Mr. 
and Mrs. Hopper are the parents of 
five sons, ages 8 to 16. 

After twenty-two years in the armed 
services Charles Dewitt HoUiday, '41, 
has retired and is representing the In- 
ternational Correspondence Schools in 
the Montgomery, Alabama, area. Dur- 
ing his assignments with the Air Force 
he found time to earn a Master's de- 
gree in educational supervision and 
administration and to take one year's 
work toward a doctorate at the Uni- 
versity of Tennessee. 

Late in August Mrs. J. L. Caldwell 
(Marjorle Murphy, '44) began a new 
position as director of children's work 
at the First Methodist Church in Hous- 
ton, Texas. Mrs. Caldwell and her 
three children reside in Bellaire, as 
do her sister, Mrs. Herbert Chelton 
(Mary Ruth Murphy, '47) and her 

Mrs. Ann Stockton Walasek, '48, 
was one of seventeen women who were 
commissioned deaconesses of the 
Methodist Church in November. Mrs. 
Walasek will continue to serve as 
director of Christian education at the 
First Methodist Church at Palatine, 

The new graduate guidance program 
at Southeastern Louisiana College is 
being developed by Dr. Walter Butler, 
'49, who is assistant professor of edu- 
cation. Dr. Butler received his Mas- 
ter's and Ph.D. degrees from the Uni- 
versity of Southern Mississippi. 

The Jackson Legal Secretaries As- 
sociation has chosen W. F. Goodman, 
Jr., '49, Boss of the Year and his 
secretary, Mrs. Ruby Noblitt, Legal 
Secretary of the Year. The two were 
selected by secret ballot in separate 
elections. Mr. Goodman is a member 
of the law firm of Watkins and Eager. 


"Who's Who in the South and South- 
west" tills year lists in its ranks 
Campbell C. Cauthen, '50, president 
and administrator of the Anniston, 
Alabama, Nursing Home. Mr. Cau- 
then is first vice-president of the Ala- 
bama Nursing Home Association, a 
member of the board of governors of 
the Anniston Academy, vice president 
of the South Haven Corporation of 
Birmingham, a member of Kappa Al- 
pha and past president of its alumni 
chapter, and a member of the Sal- 
vation Army advisory board. He is 
an elder in the First Presbyterian 
Church and a Sunday School teacher. 


Mr. and Mrs. Cauthen (Carol Blumer, 
'49) have four children. 

Counseling the Childless Couple, a 

book by William T. Bassett recently 
published by Prentice-Hall, is illus- 
trated by Mrs. John Warren Steen, Jr. 
(Dorothy Jean Lipham, '50). Mr. Steen 
is minister of the First Baptist Church 
in Clayton, North Carolina. 

Cleveland Turner, Jr., '52, has an- 
nounced the opening of his office for 
the practice of general surgery in 
Tupelo, Mississippi. He was formerly 
a member of the staff of the Veterans 
Administration Hospital in Albuquer- 
que, New Mexico. Mrs. Turner is the 
former Dot Jemigan, '52. The couple 
has three children. 

A charming Mexican coed is attend- 
ing Millsaps this year largely because 
of the influence of Sale Lilly, '52, pas- 
tor of the Union Church in Monterrey, 
Mexico. Enid Martinez-Copeland has 
worked for the USIS branch of the 
U. S. Consulate in Monterrey and has 
studied at Ohio University, the Insti- 
tute Technologico de Monterrey, and 
the University of the Americas. 

Major John C. Sandefur, '53, was 
assigned to the U. S. Army Medical 
Service Group on Okinawa in late 
September. Major Sandefur is a sur- 
geon in the group's Headquarters 
Company. Mrs. Sandefur is the for- 
mer Mary Louise Flowers, '55. 

Dr. Hugh J. Burford, '54, has been 
appointed to the faculty of Bowman 
Gray School of Medicine in Winston- 
Salem, North Carolina, as assistant 
professor of pharmacology. Dr. Bur- 
ford will continue his research on 
drug design and on the membrane 
transport of body secretions. He is 
married and has a son. 

John R. Hubbard, '56, has been ap- 
pointed vice-president of Citizens Na- 
tional Bank in Meridian, Mississippi. 
He and his wife, the former Jamie 
Rowsey, moved to Meridian from 
Jackson. He is secretary of the Junior 
Bankers Section of the Mississippi 
Bankers Association. 

The Upper Room, worldwide inter- 
denominational devotional guide, has 
accepted for publication a meditation 
written by William E. Lampton, '56, 
of Indianapolis, Indiana. The devo- 
tional appears in the January-Febru- 
ary issue of the magazine. Mrs. Lamp- 
ton is the former Sandra Watson, 

The formation of a partnership for 
the general practice of law has been 

announced by Norman C. Brewer, Jr., 
Charles M. Deaton, '56, and Gray 
Evans. The firm has offices in Green- 
wood, Mississippi. Mrs. Deaton is 
the former Mary Dent Dickerson, '52. 

After three years of teaching in 
Africa, six months of travel through 
Africa, the Holy Land, and Europe, 
and two months with her family and 
friends in Mississippi, Anne Marler, 
'59, is teaching a second grade class 
in Tinley Park, Illinois, about thirty 
miles southwest of downtown Chicago. 
Tinley Park residents are showing 
great interest in her work in Southern 

The Reverend Reynolds S. Cheney, 

'57, rector of St. John's Episcopal 
Church in Aberdeen, Mississippi, has 
been elected vice-president of the 
Aberdeen Ministerial Association. 
Mrs. Cheney is the former Allan 
Walker, '59. Another recent graduate 
is serving an Episcopal church, this 
one in Brookhaven, Mississippi. The 
Reverend Arnold Bush, '59, is vicar of 
the Episcopal Church of the Redeem- 
er. Mrs. Bush, the former Zoe Har- 
vey, '60, is engaged in a number of 
civic activities. 

Regrets concerning inability to at- 
tend class reunions were sent by, 
among others, Jack R. Brock, '59, 
who is a student at the Air Force navi- 
gators school in Texas; Dr. J. W. 
Coddington, '54-'56, who is on the staff 
of Harbor Clinic in Costa Mesa, Cal- 
ifornia; and Mr. and Mrs. John Sharp 
Gatewood, '60 and '59 (Elizabeth Ann 
Clark). Mr. Gatewood is in his second 
year in theology at Emory University. 


A promotion to the rank of lieu- 
tenant commander and an appoint- 
ment to the position of executive offi- 
cer of the USS Halfbeak were recently 
announced for John T. Beaver, hus- 
band of Emily Ruth Shields, '60. The 
Halfbeak's home port is New London, 
Connecticut. Commander Beaver has 
been in the submarine service since 

Brack Lange, '60, has been appoint- 
ed field representative for the Nation- 
al Foundation-March of Dimes. Mr. 
Lange will assist volunteer members 
of county chapters in southern Missis- 
sippi in the expansion of the health 
organization's new program of patient 
care for victims of birth defects and 
arthritis and continuing services for 
polio patients. He will also help to 
conduct the annual March of Dimes. 

Accountant for Eagle Drilling and 
Adco Producing Company in Natchez, 
Mississippi, Martin L. Howard, '60, 
and his family are residents of Vi- 
dalia, Louisiana. He serves as sec- 
retary of the Vidalia Junior Chamber 
of Commerce. Mr. and Mrs. Howard 
have three sons. 

Among the officers of the sopho- 
more class at the University of Mis- 
sissippi School of Medicine are Larry 
Aycock, '62, representative to the 
Honor Council, and James Rayner, 
'58, secretary-treasurer. 

Duke University has awarded the 
Master of Arts degree to Miriam 
Cooper, '62, who is in her second year 
of teaching at George Washington 
High School in Danville, Virginia. 
Miss Cooper teaches advanced sec- 
tions of freshman and junior English. 
And Mississippi State University has 
awarded the Master of Education de- 
gree in mathematics to R. W. Mc- 
Carley, '57, who teaches in Jackson. 
Mrs. McCarley is the former Mary 
Grace Cox, '60. 

Second Lieutenant Benjamin M. 
Goodwin, '62, has been commended by 
the Air Force for his part in helping 
the Air Force's Sioux City Air Defense 
Sector win the coveted General Fred- 
eric H. Smith, Jr., Award. Lieutenant 
Goodwin is a weapons controller. He 
is married to the former Virginia 
Dunn, '62. 

The Meridian, Mississippi, Chamber 
of Commerce has appointed Andre 
Clemandot, Jr., '62, administrative 
assistant. Mr. Clemandot, who took 
graduate work at the University of 
Mississippi last year, assumed his 
duties on October 1. 

The Ross H. and May B. McLean 
Prize, given to the Emory University 
Master's candidate who has made the 
most outstanding record in the depart- 
ment of history, went last year to 
Walter R. Brown, '62. Mr. Brown is 
continuing his doctoral studies on a 
National Defense Education Act Fel- 

Having completed Peace Corps 
training at the Columbia School for 
Social Work in New York City, Ann 
Elizabeth Jenkins, '63, departed early 
in January to work in the field of ur- 
ban community development in Colom- 
bia. The volunteers in Miss Jenkins' 
group are working with the children 
in slum areas, helping to improve their 
diets, teaching them personal hygiene, 
crafts, and recreation. 


Millsaps College 
Jackson, Miss. 




March 18-21 

'My Fair Lady" '^^ 

Drobablv the first -V ■. 

Millsaps Players to present probably the first 
amateur production of the fabulously suc- 
cessful musical. 

April 30- 
May 2 

Mock Conventions 

Young Republicans and Democrats will 
choose nominees in the same manner as the 
national delegates will this summer. 

May 2 

Alumni Day 

You are invited to attend and to participate 
in a variety of activities, which will be listed 
at a later date. 

May 6-9 

Players Production 

Players to announce year's finale at a later 

May 18 

USO Tour Begins 

Singers group leaves for seven-week tour of 
military installations in Europe. 

. Right: Geology students Don Thomp- 
son and Russell Lyons prepare to dig 
for samples to be used in the study 
of loess. 


millsaps college 
alumni news 

spring, 1964 

"all the 

world's a 


and all the 

men and 


merely players 

theatre in a small college: 
a tool of aiiication 



millsaps college alumni magazine 
spring, 1964 

College, Whitworth College, Millsaps 

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


3 Hamilton and Mitchell Mourned 

4 Intinnations of Immortality 

5 Theatre in a Small College 
12 Confessions of a Director 
15 From Pulpit to Playhouse 
18 Events of Note 

21 Major Miscellany 

Volume 5 

April, 1964 

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. 

Shirley Caldwell, '56, Editor 

James J. Livesay, '41, Executive Director, Alumni 

Photography by Jim Lucas, '66 

Statistics of Births, Marriages, Deaths compiled by 
Linda Perkins, '64 

From the President 

The Millsaps Players, so skillfully 
and ably directed by Lance Goss, have 
established for their organization an 
enviable standing in the area of ama- 
teur and professional theatre. They 
have at the same time brought to the 
College a reputation of admirable com- 
petence in speech and drama. 

Three major purposes are served 
by the Players. One purpose is that of 
entertainment for the college residents 
and for a wider community. Some of 
this entertainment is in the comedy, 
some of it the musical comedy. The 
recent production of "My Fair Lady" 
was a magnificent success. Humor has 
a worthy place in man's nature. A 
severe and damaging loss is suffered 
when one neglects his capacity to 
laugh, to be amused, to allow for the 
hilarious and even the ridiculous. One 
function of the theater is to provide an 
occasion for laughter. 

Parallel to the dimension of humor 
in drama is the side of the serious. A 
visitor to the theater does not look for 
a morality lesson each time he patron- 
izes the box office. Neither is he blind 
to a striking and unforgettable moral 
when he sees it dramatized before his 
perceptive eyes and ears. Emotions 
are stirred when something of man's 
struggle for meaning is presented on 

the stage. In a moving story, man ca 
frequently see himself. As often Y 
can see his neighbor's dilemmas an 
be prompted to inquire seriously n 
garding his own responsibilities in 
society that has grown increasing! 

The third major purpose served l 
drama is the experience students di 
rive from acting, from building set 
from preparing for a major produi 
tion, from participating in a mediui 
of communication. Few of the actor 
if indeed any, anticipate a profession; 
future in the theater. But all of thei 
will be in some kind of position c 
relationship which can be facilitate 
and enhanced with good speech, poisi 
and a continuously good stage pre; 
ence. These are skills which are n 
fined and polished in a drama exper 

It is hoped that the College's plar 
for the new Fine Arts Center can m; 
terialize in the near future. The dram 
and speech programs will constitute 
major part of the activities in th 
new Center. 


This issue of Major Notes is devote 
to theatre at Millsaps College, large 
because "My Fair Lady" called a 
tention so forceably to this aspect 
College life, but also because tl 
Players have commanded high respd 
through the years. The cover pictui 
was made by Jim Lucas, '66. 

Dr. A. P. Hamilton, left, and Dr. B. E. 
Mitchell posed together at a Founders' Day 
service on the campus a few years ago. 


he deaths of men as outstanding as Dr. B. E. Mit- 
chell and Dr. A. P. Hamilton would be distressing under 
any circumstances, but for those who know Millsaps and 
the contributions these teachers made to her character 
the loss is tragic. 

Each passing year brings the death of another of those 
men who made Millsaps what she is, the teachers who 
came early in her history and remained to watch her 

Dr. Mitchell, who served as a member of the mathe- 
matics faculty for thirty-six years prior to his retirement 
in 1950, died February 11. Funeral services were held 
in the Christian Center auditorium on February 14. 

Dr. Hamilton, emeritus professor of classical lang- 
uages, died March 22. He joined the Millsaps faculty in 
1917 and remained until his retirement in 1958. 

Dr. Mitchell was a graduate of Morrisville-Scarritt 
College and received his M.A. degree from Vanderbilt 
University and his Ph.D. degree from Columbia Uni- 

He was one of the organizers of the Louisiana-Mis- 
sissippi Section of the Mathematics Association of Amer- 
ca. He assisted in the organization of the Louisiana-Mis- 

Two Esteemed 



sissippi Chapter and the Mississippi Chapter of the Na- 
tional Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 

A music devotee, he organized the first Millsaps glee 
clubs, the men's in 1914 and the women's in 1924. He 
was choir director at Capitol Street Methodist Church 
from 1921 to 1923 and assistant director of the Jackson 
Municipal Chorus from 1923 to 1927. 

Millsaps established the Benjamin Ernest Mitchell 
Chair of Mathematics in his honor in 1962. 

Dr. Hamilton received his A.B. degree from Birm- 
ingham Southern College. After graduation he spent 
a year studying languages at the University of Leipzig 
in Germany, and on his return to the States received a 
fellowship to the University of Pennsylvania, where he 
earned his Master's and Ph.D. degrees. 

He taught at Huntingdon College before coming to 

Well known as an educator, teacher, scholar, author, 
translator, lecturer, civic leader, musician, actor, and 
world traveler, he had contributed much to his com- 
munity and was recognized by "Who's Who in America" 
and "Who's Who in the South and Southwest." 

The Alfred Porter Hamilton Chair of Classical Lang- 
uages was established by Millsaps in his honor on his 
retirement in 1958. 

Intimations of Immortality 

By Dr. B. E. Mitchell 

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a radio 
address made by Dr. Mitchell in 1949. It was 
read as a part of his funeral service on Feb- 
ruary 14 and is presented by Major Notes as 
a tribute to both Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Hamil- 

My friends of the dial audience, 
recognizing that we are Hearing Holy 
Week climaxing in Easter and the 
Resurrection, I wish to talk to you 
this morning on the subject "Intima- 
tions of Immortality" — with profound 
apologies to William Wordsworth, the 
English poet who has written a master- 
piece under the same title. But my 
intimations are quite different from 
Wordsworth's, and naturally. 

Early one fall my daughter returned 
from a walk in the Pearl River 
woods carrying a brown twig to which 
was firmly attached a grayish object 
which we all recognized as the cocoon 
of the butterfly family. Life would 
have been the last thing that one 
would ascribe to the whole outfit. 
The stick was dead and to all ap- 
pearances the cocoon and its contents 
were too. My daughter pinned the 
dead stick with its attachment to the 
window curtain of her room and the 
family straightway forgot all about 

The next spring, some seven or 
eight months later, as I opened the 
door one morning I was conscious 
of a thump, thump, thumping noise 
from somewhere in the house. When 
I finally located the source of the 
noise, there spread out before me was 
a most beautiful sight. It was a giant 
tiger moth. His wing span measured 
about six inches. And such gorgeous, 
barbaric coloring — so variegated and 
yet so harmonious ! I put the big fel- 
low in a box and after breakfast 
we made an event of his advent — his 

We took him into the yard and put 
him on the ground. He lay there mo- 
tionless for a few seconds — so long, in 
fact, that we felt he was dead. Then, 
lifting those magnificent pinions he 
smote the earth twice. With the third 
sweep of his wings he took the air 
as perfectly and as gracefully as if 
he had already had his one hundred 

and twenty hours in the air. He 
sharply veered once to the right, once 
to the left, volplaned head on and 
passed out of sight to mothhood and 

Early one spring in my boyhood I 
went with my father to the river bot- 
tom of our Missouri farm where he 
was beginning his spring plowing. As 
1 followed him along the furrow he 
suddenly reined the mules to a stand- 
still and retraced a few steps to re- 
turn with a reddish brown, woolly ball 
and dropped it into my coat pocket, 
telling me that when I returned to 
the house I should put it in a shoe 
box and place the box beside the fire- 

The next morning my father said, 
"Better look at your woolly ball — 
and be careful." I carefully lifted the 
top of the box — or started to — when 
out sprang a little object like a jack- 
in-the-box. I grabbed for it. There 
was a tussle. The chipmunk won. All 
1 had to show for the encounter were 
three sharp gashes on my hands. 
What on yesterday was so lifeless, 
so cold and clammy, today was full 
of life and vigor. What a transforma- 
tion! What a resurgence of life — what 
a resurrection in the animal world! 

Three million buckets line the sides 
of the Green Mountains of Vermont 
today. It is sugarin' time up there. 
And all up and down the sides of 
those beautiful mountains is heard the 

A veritable sugar symphony — and it 
is really music to the ears of the 
descendants of the Green Mountain 
Boys of Revolutionary fame. 

Add to those three million buckets 
the other millions in New Hampshire, 
Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Indi- 
ana, Wisconsin and Canada, and you 
have millions upon millions of gal- 
lons of sap drawn from the dark bos- 
som of mother earth and poured into 
those countless buckets. But this is 
only a small percentage of that vast 
upsurge of life under the cosmic pull 
of the solar pump. 

Will you lend me, not only youi 
ears, as Mark Antony begged frorr 
his Roman audience, but also youi 
imagination? I promise to give it t 
severe test. Suppose that all the fon 
ests on the face of the earth were 
concentrated in one hemisphere — the 
giant Sequoias of California, th( 
plumed pines of our Southland, the 
maple groves of New England, tht 
Black Forest of Germany, the densi 
impenetrable forests of Africa anc 
Brazil — all of them concentrated ir 
one hemisphere. In the other hemis 
phere we shall gather all the desert; 
and barren portions of the earth— 
the Sahara Desert of Africa, th( 
Gobi Desert of Asia, the tundra o 
Siberia, Death Valley and the aric 
lands of our western hemisphere. Now 
we have all of vegetable life in one 
hemisphere and all of death and ab 
sence of life in the other. Now lei 
spring come! Let the sap of this vas 
forest begin to rise. Let it rise anc 
rise and rise till it reaches the top 
most tip of every tree and shrub 
What a vast upsurge of matter! 
think you will agree with me thai 
this vast cosmic upsurge of mattei 
would seriously disturb the center o 
gravity of the earth and appreciablj 
alter its equilibrium and its course 
through space. 

I\Iy friends. I maintain that these 
homely incidents of what annually 
transpires in the physical world are 
but faint intimations of what tran 
spires in the spiritual world. Does 
it seem reasonable that the Creator 
has made such minute provision for 
the perpetuation of life in the physi- 
cal but has been negligent, willfully 
negligent in the spiritual world? Man 
is His crowning achievement in crea- 
tion — has his Creator let him down? 
He sends His sunbeams to beat £ 
rat-a-tat-tat on the crysalis of the ti- 
ger moth — a reveille of spring say- 
ing, "Beautiful creature, awake, 
spring is just around the corner." 
And he rouses the sleeping little chip- 
munk with a rub-a-dub-dub of the 
rhythmical pulse of mother earth say- 
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in a 
small college: 

a tool 

of education 

"all the world's a stage," said a 

student of mankind who was more than ordinarily 

capable of translating this world into 

words and action. Yet insight into 

mans motives and actions is but a part of what 

theatre offers. 

theatre in a small college 

"My Fair Lady" Wins Highest Accolades 


From far away on the campus late at night would 
come the whistled strains of "I've Grown Accustomed 
To Her Face" as a student returned to his dormitory 
from a study session. The muted tones of "I Could Have 
Danced All Night" would float through the corridors 
of Murrah in the late afternoon as a coed climbed the 
stairs to the language lab. The whole campus seemed 
to function in time to the melodious score of "My Fair 
Lady" as the Players and music department readied the 
March production of the most successful of all musi- 

It was, of course, an exciting time. But there have 
been other times just as evocative of the sense of ac- 
complishment and fulfillment as this one. The reason 
is that theatre at Millsaps College is exciting. Millsaps 
has led the way in many areas and has earned a repu- 
tation as Mississippi's foremost collegiate drama group. 

The production of "My Fair Lady" was quite a coup. 
The Players were one of the first amateur groups in 
the nation to receive rights to produce the show. The 
box office was swamped with requests for tickets. When 
all four nights were almost completely sold out, a Friday 
matinee was scheduled. This began the deluge all over 

It is difficult for the spectator to imagine all the 
frantic preparations which go into the presentation of a 
play. At Millsaps all of this is overseen by Lance Goss, 
director of the Players. All of his assistance comes from 
the student body except in the case of musicals, when 
the music department gives support. 

For "My Fair Lady" the excitement began right 
after the Christmas holidays. Permission to present the 
musical and a contract with Tams-Witmark had been 
received during the holidays, so notice of auditions 
greeted the students on their return. Auditions were 
conducted by Mr. Goss; Leland Byler, chairman of the 
music department; and Rex Cooper and Albia Kavan, 
former Broadway dancers and operators of Jackson's 
Dance Academy, who were to choreograph the show. 
Students were judged on acting, singing, and ability to 
perform simple dance routines. 

It was not until February 12, after the closing of Mr. 
Goss' production at the Little Theatre, that actual re- 
hearsals began. Prior to that time Mr. Byler and Mr. 
and Mrs. Cooper worked with the students, 'enry 'iggins 
and Eliza Doolittle began to develop as realities, the lin- 
guist who was too wrapped up in his studies and himself 
to care for people and the flower girl whose life was 
transformed by training in the proper use of the English 
language and in other refinements of a lady. 

The dances began to take shape. The Coopers worked 
with large groups of people, most of whom had had no 
formal training in the dance form. Out of seeming chaos 
would come balanced routines which perfectly conveyed 
the feeling of the scene being played. Sometimes a 
blocked scene would be abandoned completely and be- 

gun anew. On the Friday before the play opened c 
Wednesday the "Rain in Spain" scene was given a con 
pletely new treatment by Director Goss. For some reaso 
the scene had refused to jell. One of the principals ha 
had continued difficulty with the steps outlined for hirr 
The new version had a spontaneity and vivaciousnes 
which delighted the viewer. When the scene was trie 
at the next rehearsal the people watching responde 
with delighted applause and laughter (as was the cas 
with each ensuing performance), and Mr. Goss and th 
cast felt that their action was vindicated. 

Meanwhile work on the sets had begun. Vic Clarl< 
a '60 graduate who designed some of the most outstandin 
sets ever seen on a Millsaps stage, had just been r« 
leased from the Navy and agreed to spend some tim 
in Jackson before beginning the business of deciding o 
a job. He worked out designs for the sets while sti! 
aboard ship in the Mediterranean, and upon arrival i 
Jackson early in March began work immediately on th 
enormous task of putting together the numerous set 
required for the production. The problems were intens: 
fied by the fact that the original Broadway design calle 
for the use of turntables, which were impossible for th 
Millsaps stage. On several occasions, as the time fo 
the opening came nearer and nearer, there were al 
night sessions as members of the crew hammered an 
painted and in general completed the transformation c 
a 1964 stage to 1912 London. Before it was over : 
seemed that the Players backstage crews were holdin 
old home week, as former members gathered to see ol 
friends and to participate in the excitement of the show 

As March 18, the opening date of the musical, nearec 
crews and committees for makeup, costumes and prop 
gathered and began their work. There was great excite 
ment in the Christian Center the day the costumes bega 
to arrive — all ten trunks of them. Some of the coi 
tumes were spanking new and, as is the custom wit 
supply houses, will contain the names of the Millsap 
cast members who wore them for the first time. The 
were in the original Cecil Beaton designs, including th 
famous black-and-white Ascot gowns and wild hats. On 
entire rehearsal session was taken up with trying o 
costumes, with fittings, with deciding on accessorie; 
There were some 150 elaborate costumes for the con 
mittee to keep track of and to keep in good shape one 
the required alterations had been made. 

And there were 47 students who needed makeup — 1 
be made older or coarser or dirtier or more sophisticate 
or less sophisticated. Hair styles had to be made mor 
appropriate for the period, and for several days a fe' 
grey-headed coeds were among those making mad dash€ 
for classes. 

There were props to be found — gramophones, ol 
telephones, wing-back chairs, furniture of 1912 vintage 
There were periods of frustration when it seemed the 
no one in town had an old gramophone or an appropriat 


table, and when it seemed impossible to move all the 
props on and off in the allotted time, but these, like other 
problems which seemed insurmountable at the time, 

Other frustrations made opening night seem an impos- 
sibility. There were times when nothing seemed to go 
right — when the orchestra and the singers seemed to 
find no meeting ground, when the sets seemed so clumsy 
as to be impossible to move, when props didn't work, 
when cast members forgot lines, when none of the dance 
routines coordinated. There were jitters and bad cases 
of nerves and irritability, and it seemed occasionally 
that nothing could be worth all the misery being caused 
by this one play. And then a magic would occur — a 
scene in which the actors seemed to catch fire and to be 
caught up in an excitement which transmitted itself to 
the viewer. Then there was no doubt that "My Fair 
Lady" was going to be the best show ever presented any- 
where. What no one seemed to realize, even those who 
were old pros, was that these same feelings had been 
a part of the lives of other casts, these same frustra- 
tions had been overcome before. 

Throughout all this there was the work of publi- 
cizing the play, of writing press stories and getting them 
mailed to all Mississippi newspaper and radio stations, 
arranging for pictures and television interviews, writing 
and presenting radio spots. There was the problem of 
soothing ruffled feelings when it developed that all the 
best seats for a particular night were gone, or that the 
Players' phone line was busy for hours at a time and re- 
quests for reservations could not get through, or when 
the line of would-be purchasers seemed too long. Before 
opening night tickets for all evening performances had 
been sold out. 

And, also through all this, there were classes to at- 
tend and tests to be taken. For the people who were also 
in one of the three choirs, and that included most of the 
cast, there were choir rehearsals to attend in prepara- 
tion for the annual tours. There were columns and 
stories to write for the Purple and White, programs 
to be planned for various groups, papers to be written. 
On the Friday of the show seniors attended classes, per- 
formed all afternoon, began another performance at 
8:15 p. m., posed for pictures. Early Saturday morning 
they took Graduate Record Exams and, by 8:15, were 
on stage for the final performance. 

In spite of dire predictions to the contrary by the 
cast and crews, opening night arrived. By this time a 
sort of fatalistic approach had taken hold. There seemed 
to be a mood of "We've done the best that we could and 
that's that. It'll either work or it won't." 

Work it did. The audiences loved it. All reviews 
were favorable. When last-minute ticket cancellations 
made it possible people came back a second and third 
time. "My Fair Lady" was the talk of the town. 

The Purple and White carried a review by Ann 
Henley, amusements editor, part of which follows: 

"Usually I am a veritable volcano of words — 
usually irrelevant, usually better left unsaid, but words 
nonetheless. Tonight, however, I am at a complete loss. 
1 have .iust seen 'My Fair Lady,' and I can't think of a 
single superlative adequately to express my delight 
and elation about that production. 

"I expected it to be good, even very good. But I 
never in my wildest moments expected to be sklathed 
(sic) out under my chair roaring with laughter or sup- 
pressing an overwhelming desire to dance in the aisle. 

The principal characters deserve more verbal bou- 
quets than I have time or space to toss Paula . . was 

wonderful, right down to her blood-curdling 'eeeiiiooww !' 
and her lovely 'I Could Have Danced All Night.' 

"I'll never be able to say 'Rex Stallings' again; I'm 
afraid it will come out 'enry 'iggins instead. To this 
inexperienced theatre-goer it appeared that in most 
respects his was the best-executed role in the play. 

"Jack Roberts (Doolittle) is the ablest scratcher I've 
ever seen. How an honorable mention Woodrow Wilson 
scholar can become such a perfect slum bum is beyond 
me. But he did it. I don't think anyone would disagree 
with me if I said that his 'With A Little Bit of Luck' and 
■Get Me to the Church on Time' were two of the liveliest 
spots in the show. 

"I won't die happy until I see Bill Orr's way-out ver- 
sion of the tango again. Have you ever seen anything so 
uproariously funny as stodgy old Colonel Pickering ca- 
vorting around, flailing handkerchief around his head 
and posterior? . . . 

"Johnny Morrow (Freddy Eynsford-Hill), Diane Bar- 
ba (Mrs. Pearce), and Jeanne Rostaing (Mrs. Higgins) 
deserve special notes of praise for their supporting roles. 
So do the chorus, the director, Vic Clark and his back- 
tage crew — in short, everyone who had any part in 
making 'My Fair Lady' the exciting, brilliant spectacle 
it was." 

Accolades came from the downtown press, too. John 
Hammack wrote in the Clarion-Ledger, "Mr. Printer, 
dust off your stock of type for putting superlatives in the 
paper, for here we come with a review of the Millsaps 
Players' offering of 'My Fair Lady.' 

"When one puts together the state's pioneering col- 
legiate producer of musical plays, with Broadway's 
greatest success of all time, the result is a foregone 
conclusion — a HIT. 

"Local and state devotees bought out in advance the 
1964 Millsaps production by Lance Goss, and first- 
nighters were not disappointed ... In fact, they were 
overwhelming and enthusiastic in their reception of this 
superb entertainment." 

Commenting on the cast, Mr. Hammack wrote, "Rex 
Stallings and Paula Page sparked the show with truly 
tremendous acting and singing . . . cannot be praised 
enough for the wonderful work they did in 'Lady.' " 

He had words of praise for the other principals, and 
then wrote, "Others in the cast . . . played their parts 
wonderfully and supported the leading characters in a 
manner to exact admiration from all who have ever 
been in a play — and those who haven't." 

Frank Hains, amusements editor of the Daily News, 
began his reviews as follows: 

"I think they've got it. By Jove, they've got it! 

"Of course there was never a great deal of doubt 
but that they would. With the most popular show in the 
history of musical theatre and a virtual sell-out before 
the run began there was little question that the Mill- 
saps production of 'My Fair Lady' would 'get it.' 

"It's a pleasure to report that Lance Goss's staging 
of 'the musical of the century' in fact did." 

In all fairness, and to avoid the impression that all 
was sweetness and light, it must be stated that Mr. 
Hains found more to criticize than did the other review- 
ers. He found the production lacking in "slickness and 
gloss and smoothness — in short, professionalism" 
(reasonably enough, since the Players are not profes- 
sionals). There were bobbles, especially on opening 
night and especially technical ones, but they were no- 
ticed mainly only by those thoroughly familiar with 
theatre and did not diminish in the least the over-all 
approval of and enthusiasm for the play. 

Long hours of rehearsal 

theatre in a small college- 
''My Fair Lady' 

the students were 

excited by "My Fair Lady." 
You can't "show off a 

reputation for academic 

excellence. But vou 

can he proud of a success 

about which everybody 


a great deal of physical labor . 

. . a use of skills — aiid development of 
lew ones . . . 

a total immersion in character . 

an unending store of patience 

. . a director who 
leads the way with 
patience and under- 
standing — these are 
;he ingredients of a 
successful production. 

The star applies makeup 

theatre in a small college- 
"Aly Fair Lady'' 

a coed has her hair styled 

^ T» ^ 

... a free minute is applied 
to study . . . 

. . . cast members select 
costumes . . . 

a curtain rises 

. . . and two transformations take place — tlie 
audience and the cast . . . 

. . . and the play 
ends, a fact faced 
with mixed emotions. 



By Lance Goss 

Players' leader discusses plays 
directed through the years. 

he has 


Lance Goss returned to his Alma Mater in 
1951 to become chairman of the speech depart- 
ment and director of the Players. A 1949 grad- 
uate, he studied at Northwestern and has had 
a considerable amount of summer theatre 
experience. The following article was written 
last fall for Frank Hains, of the Jackson DAILY 


"Othello" (1956): Keith Tonkel as 


.n the past dozen years I have directed approximate- 
ly eighty dramatic productions, mainly at Millsaps 
College, the Jackson Little Theatre, and at the Belfry 
Theatre in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. In addition, at 
Millsaps I have supervised between twenty and thirty 
student-directed workshop productions of one-act plays. 
There has been an enormous range of types, from Shakes- 
peare's "Hamlet" to rather trivial Broadway hits, such 
as "The Reluctant Debutante," from the lushly romantic 
"Cyrano de Bergerac" to the avante garde "The Zoo 
Story," from the seventeenth century comedy "The 
Rivals" to the twentieth century drama "Cat on a Hot 
Tin Roof." 

Mainly people work in the theatre because they love 
it. They have to love it, or they would never do it; for 
it is an enormous amount of work, and, except for a 
limited few, there is really no money in it. And it can be 
terribly frustrating and nerve wracking. And the ten- 
sion is sometimes almost unbearable. But for the thea- 
tre person these things do not matter. In fact, he is 
generally miserable when not working on a play. 

Most of my work has been in educational and com- 
munity theatre and it has been immensely gratifying. 
There have been several bitter disappointments, but for 
the most part the reverse has been true. Most of the per- 
formances have gone extremely well with only minor 
moments of horror. And those momentary, heart-stop- 
ping incidents become amusing in retrospect. 

In the first act of "Our Town" there is a scene in 
which various members of the cast speak directly to the 
audience, telling them about the town. Other cast 
members are posted in the audience to ask questions 
about the town. It is all written in the script and care- 
fully rehearsed. One night during a performance of the 
play at Millsaps a real audience member, apparently 
completely convinced about the spontaneity of the ques- 
tion-and-answer session, stood up and tried to ask a ques- 
tion. The Stage Manager quickly went on to the next re- 
hearsed question. I have often wondered what that lady 


ichard Blount as Othello. 

"Cyrano de Bergerac" (1955): Dyane Nelson as Roxanne and Walter 
Ely as Cyrano. 

wanted to ask and whether or not she ever found out 
that the whole thing was staged. 

And in the final act of "Camino Real," also at Mill- 
saps, Tern Fowlkes, as Kilroy, would suddenly grab a 
gold ball which represented his heart, leap from the 
stage into the audience, and start running up the aisle. 
Eddie Harris, on stage as Gutman, would shout to the 
audience, "Stop that thief!" One night a man sitting on 
the aisle jumped up and started after Tem. Then he 
realized what he was doing and sat back down. 

Many times an audience does not realize when things 
of a very serious nature happen. For example, during 
the intermission before the last act of a performance of 
"Liliom" at Millsaps, the entire stage right section of the 
permanently mounted stage draperies fell. They were 
not being used in the show and the audience could not 
see them. The last act was played as if nothing were 
wrong. At any moment everything on stage — lighting, 
scenery, everything — could have come crashing down 
on the heads of the actors. 

Then there have been the performers who were real- 
ly too ill to act, but who in the best "show-must-go-on" 
spirit managed to get through to the end. I think that 
nobody in the audience ever realized that during a per- 
formance of "Hamlet" at Millsaps Kermit Scott, who was 
playing Laertes, was unconscious as the curtain came 
down on the last act. He had made it through his death 
scene and then passed out. Or that during a perform- 
ance of "Camino Real" Tem Fowlkes carried ammonia 
with him to prevent his fainting. Or that Dick Blount 
as "Othello" one night completely knocked the breath 
out of himself as he rolled down a flight of steps. And 
there have been many others. 

During a performance of "Babes in Arms" in Wis- 
consin the lighting board in the Vings offstage left be- 
gan to smoke. Sparks were flying everywhere. One lady 
sitting in the audience could see it. She very calmly 
got up and walked out of the theatre to the side where I 
was standing. She smiled sweetly at me and said, "I 

just wanted to be the first one out in case the theatre 
catches fire." We stood there and watched the per- 
formance for a few minutes and then she returned 
to her seat, satisfied that the backstage workers were 
handling the situation. 

At the end of the first act of "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" 
at the Little Theatre Johnny Sullivan, as Brick, would 
throw his crutch across the stage and fall to the floor. 
One night he threw the crutch with more than usual vigor. 
It broke to pieces in full view of the audience. The action 
of the play is continuous, and when the curtain went up 
on the second act, there lay Johnny just as he had fallen, 
but a brand new, perfectly good crutch was lying on the 
floor across the stage. (The Baptist Hospital had come 
to the rescue.) I expected the audience to laugh, but 
there was no real reaction at all. Thanks, people who 
were there. 

There was chaos one night over tickets and seating 
at a performance of "South Pacific" at Millsaps. The 
student selling the tickets did not seem to realize that 
once all the tickets were sold, all the seats were also 
filled. He continued to take the money and let the 
people in without tickets. There were several hundred 
too many people in the auditorium and several hundred 
more in the foyer trying to get in. There were people sit- 
ting and standing everywhere. There were no aisles at 
all. The auditorium was a solid mass of people. Some of 
Mississippi's most prominent citizens watched the per- 
formance that night sitting on the floor in the balcony. 

Most of the plays I have done have been extremely 
well received by the audiences. However, a few have 
been frowned upon by some people. There were those who 
found "Picnic" much too risque, for example. And the 
painting of the nude which hung over the bar in a scene 
in "Paint Your Wagon" was too — uh — realistic for 
some, and some of the lines and actions from the show 
drew criticism. "Paint Your Wagon," however, drew the 
largest overall attendance of any show Millsaps has 
ever staged, including "South Pacific." And "Cat On A 


"The Madwoman of Chaillot" (1954): Kay Fort, 
Jack Loflin, Bill Lampton, and Scott Kimball. 

Hot Tin Roof" at the Little Theatre was "too hot" for 
some people. Interestingly enough, it was the dean of 
a theological seminary who first suggested that I do 
that play. He called it the most powerfully moving and 
meaningful play he had ever seen and urged me to pro- 
duce it. 

With each musical that I stage comes the resolution 
never to do another. They are ten times more difficult 
than a regular play. Musicals usually have many more 
scenes and much more scenery than regular plays, much 
larger casts, plus the singing and the dancing and the or- 
chestra. They must all be blended into one smooth show. 
My first musical was "South Pacific," and it was, inso- 
far as 1 know, the first contemporary Broadway musical 
produced by a college in Mississippi. I remember that 
after the first rehearsal of that show I was ready to leave 
the state. Once the musicals open, they are great fun, 
but the production period is one long headache. But I 
continue to do them, because the casts and the audiences 
love them. They are the most popular form of theatrical 
entertainment around these days. 

I have rarely become really angry at a cast, but there 
have been three or four notable occasions when I have 
lost my temper. One that I can remember best occurred 
after the final dress rehearsal of our first production of 
"Death of a Salesman" at Millsaps. I told the cast pre- 
cisely what I thought of their performances. Then they 
asked me to let them start the rehearsal over again. 
So we did, beginning at one-thirty in the morning. I 
wish that everybody in Mississippi could have seen the 
superb performance which ended about four a. m. 

Some of my productions I look back on with especial 
fondness because of their visual beauty. Lighting, cos- 
tuming, and settings combined to create really spectacu- 
lar effects. Remember "Lilliom," "The Rivals," "Bull- 
fight," "Kismet," "Tiger at the Gates," "Bells Are 
Ringing," "Androcles and The Lion"? 

Perhaps the most melodramatic and exciting single 
moment from any play I have staged came at the end 
of the second act of "Time Limit," at the Little Theatre. 
The scene was a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany during 
the Second World War. The American prisoners had 
discovered that one of their group was a spy for the 
Germans and drew lots to see who would be the one to 

kill the traitor. Barry Brindley played the sensitive young 
officer chosen to act as the executioner of Don Lisle, as 
the spy. I shall never forget that scene when Barry 
strangled his victim, and then on a rapidly darkening 
stage began to weep as he realized what he had done. As 
the lights went completely out, his weeping turned into 
wild, hysterical screams and the curtain came down. It 
was hair-raising. 

Who are the playwrights whose works I have en- 
joyed directing the most? Which ones have the actors 
enjoyed the most? I can answer these questions readily, 
and I think there is one answer to both questions. They 
are William Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams. Their 
stories are exciting; their characters are genuine; their 
use of language is unexcelled. And apparently audiences 
like them, too. For years "Hamlet" held the attendance 
record at Millsaps. The Little Theatre had trouble seat- 
ing all the people who wanted to see "Cat on A Hot Tin 
Roof" and "Summer and Smoke." The Williams Bay, 
Wisconsin, theatre one summer scheduled "Summer and 
Smoke" simply out of deference to me. There were dire 
predictions that it would never sell. They were really 
amazed when the show beiian to play before sellout 

There have been so many outstanding performances 
in my shows that I hesitate to mention any, but here 
are some that I remember with especial pleasure. And 
there are many Jacksonians who have seen them all 
and, I hope, also remember them as I do. At Millsaps: 
Robert Blount in "The Winslow Boy"; Virginia Patton 
and Ewin Gaby in "Our Town"; Joe Schmitt, Ewin 
Gaby, Virginia Edge, Barry Brindley in "Death of a 
Salesman"; Barry Brindley in "Lilliom": Hardy Nail 
and Karen Gilfoy in "The Infernal Machine"; Jack Dun- 
bar and Anne Hand in "The Rivals"; Kay Fort in "The 
Madwoman of Chaillot"; Hardy Nail in "Hamlet"; Kay 
Fort and Richard Blount in "A Streetcar Named De- 
sire"; Walter Ely in "Cyrano de Bergerac"; David 
Franks in "The Rainmaker"; Keith Tonkel and Karen 
Gilfoy in "Bullfight"; Richard Blount and Mary Ruth 
Smith in "Othello"; Peggy Sanford and Henry Clements 
in "South Pacific"; Judson Smith in "The Teahouse of 
the August Moon"; Mary Russell Ragsdale and Max 
Miller in "Summer and Smoke"; Johnny Sullivan and 
Pat Long in "Paint Your Wagon"; Johnny Sullivan and 
Melanie Matthews in "The Lady's Not For Burning"; 
Judy Cockrell in "The Diary of Anne Frank"; Johnny 
Sullivan, Barbara Hemphill, Jack Ryan, Gayle Graham 
in "Picnic"; Nancy Boyd in "Bells Are Ringing"; Tem 
Fowlkes, Linda Jones, Robert Aldridge, Eddie Harris 
in "Camino Real"; Tem Fowlkes and Frank Carson in 
"The Zoo Story." 

At the Little Theatre: Johnny Howell in "The Win- 
slow Boy"; Virginia Patton and Virginia Fox Metz in 
"Rebecca"; Fielding Wright and Barry Brindley in 
"Time Limit"; Barry Brindley, Lydy Henley, Hagan 
Thompson in "A Hatfull of Rain"; Johnny Sullivan, 
Kay Fort Child, Fielding Wright, Virginia Fox Metz in 
"Cat On A Hot Tin Roof": Nancy Boyd, Karen Gilfoy, 
and Vic Clark in "Babes in Arms"; Hagan Thompson, 
Bobby Myers, Jane Petty, Lydy Henley in "Career"; 
Jane Petty in "Summer and Smoke." And remember 
J. T. Noblin in his one scene as the drunken soldier in 
"Career"? And his brief appearances as Lord Byron 
in "Camino Real" at Millsaps? 

How fine they all were. And how quickly my list will 
be outdated, for every year brings new faces to be added 
to my own personal hall of fame. 


from pulpit to playhouse 

By Dr. Ross Moore 

Still earlier memories of the Millsaps Players are recalled by a for- 
mer director who has maintained a lifelong interest in the theatre. 


.ecalling the past in reminiscences is much more 
fun than writing history, since all the rules of the latter 
discipline may be cheerfully ignored. The trivial rather 
than the Lmportant may be emphasized and material 
need not be corroborated by two or more independent 
witnesses. This makes everything much simpler and far 
more enjoyable. 

If I were applying principles of historical anthropolo- 
gy to this study, my first step would be to remove the 
faculty offices at the east end of Murrah annex to get to 
the wall back of the stage in the old chapel. By carefully 
peeling off plaster and paint I would eventually come 
upon various penetrating and amusing comments scrib- 
bled by numerous thespians for the enlightenment of pos- 
terity. It was only the College's refusal to allow this 
serious research that turned me to reminiscencing. 

My first memory of dramatics at Millsaps was the 
lack of a stage for presentation of plays, but Dr. Milton 
Christian White was determined and we did have an 
auditorium with a rostrum — or pulpit. A 9 x 12 rug 
covered the acting area quite adequately, but not all 
of this space could be used due to the large portrait of 
Major Millsaps on the wall. Since this could not be re- 
moved, sheets were hung on a frame extending across 
the rear of the stage. Lacking room to pass backstage 
from one side to the other, an actor went off on one side, 
changed costumes and reappeared from the same door. 
Gentlemen were asked to close their eyes while changes 
were being made. I have heard that these backstage 
scenes were often more exciting than those on stage. 

Shifting scenery was no problem, for there was only 
one set. The 1940 Purple and White described this set 

"Intimate Strangers" (1935): From the left, Virginia McCuUar, Aubrey Maxted, Billy Hoffpauir, Lucille Strahan, 
Billy Kimbrell, Charlene Fallin, Berkley Muh. "This was one of our better sets," Dr. Moore commented. The stage 
had been enlarged by this time. 


as "the lamiliar and limt'-hoJiurfd living ruuni-kitclu'ii- 
olTice-slable-or what have you I" It was years iK'loro 
we learned to construct and paint scenery or make a 

Modern plays ottcn disregard tradition in the use ol 
curtains, but we pioneers felt that the rule was "No 
curtain, no play." Our first was on a wiic strunt; from 
the windows on each side of the auditorium The pros- 
cenium was well back from the front of the stage and a 
curtain here would have eliminated a third of our 
precious acting space. The material was croker sacks 
sewed together, and if stage lights went up before 
the curtain, audiences saw workers and actors in sil- 
houette. To open the curtain, two not-quite-invisible 
people went to stage center, took a high, firm hold and 
pulled the curtain to the sides. 

In 1927 a pipe replaced the wire, while a new home- 
made curtain was dyed blue by Mrs. White. There still 
remained the problem of opening and closing, but usually 
this one worked better. Gladen Caldwell, a master plan- 
ner, came along in the thirties and worked out an elab- 
orate moving proscenium that resembled an arch of the 
Brooklyn Bridge on rollers which could be moved to 
the edge of the stage for plays and recessed to the regu- 
lar proscenium for chapel. The curtain could now be 
pulled by a rope, which carried ho guarantee. Pie-plate 
reflectors had been crudely fashioned into the first foot- 
lights, but now lights were placed in front above the 
stage. It was 1939 before the first light control board was 

Practically all plays had only one set, but it was 
intriguing to present three one-act plays with the same 
scenery. Audience indulgence was requested in the 
programs, and everyone was kind enough not to notice 
any similarity! In rare instances when two sets were 
attempted, changes were mostly in the furniture. Often 
this was done by moving pieces from one side of the 
stage to the other — or, if we were really ambitious, we 
would carry the first-act furniture through the dressing 
room out onto the campus and bring in the second act. 
When it rained we stacked everything in the small 
dressing room and the east climbed over it to get onstage. 
Furniture never bothered the cast at rehearsals, as actors 
saw the set for the first time the night of the show. 

It was always difficult to find plays we could pro- 
duce. The royalty could not be over $25. The play must 
have only one set. Costuming and makeup had to be sim- 
ple. The words and actions must never be shocking to 
anyone. This last was faithfully observed except when 
Dr. White distributed the books before deleting some 
words which he tried to have changed after lines were 
learned. Too often actors were faithful to the original 
script and repercussions followed. 

This lack of suitable plays accounts for the fact that 
some were repeated year after year. "Stop Thief," 
"Nothing But The Truth," and "Hired Husbands" became 
local classics. 

Rehearsals were rather casual, usually held in the 
afternoons when students were free to stroll in from labs 
and other activities. If some were late or absent, others 
read their parts and actors found it rather difficult to 
stay in character. The final act of the first practice I 
remember attending had Orrin Swayze and Bill Ewing, 
contrary to the script, crouching like runners about to 
start a race and reciting lines as rapidly as possible. 
When the last word was spoken they bolted off the stage 
and raced out of the building. 

Learning lines seemed to be the only part of the 
Players' experience which was not fully en.ioyed. Dr. 

White could be heard at the beginning and end of each 
rehearsal pleading earnestly for a mastery seldom at- 
tained, and it was the busy prompter who usually de- 
served the best supporting actor's award. 

There was little difficulty in blocking out movement 
onstage. When actors came out of the dressing room they 
were in full view of the audience. Since furniture filled 
most of the area, the actors' concern was not to step 
over each other. When action required several people 
to be onstage together, they formed a graceful semi- 
circle or lined up as though awaiting a curtain call. 
Practice consisted of doing one act at a time until it was 
familiar to all. Two months later, when Act Three was 
completed, most of the cast had forgotten the lines 
of Act One. 

In "The Importance of Being Earnest" British ac- 
cents were used by some of the cast or for certain words 
only. Costumes never heard of Eaves and were casually 
supplied by the actors themselves without consultation on 
colors and style. This led to some very striking com- 

One comes away from a great performance such as 
"My Fair Lady," then remembers "The Nut Farm" and 
wonders if both were presented on the same campus dur- 
ing the same century. It's almost enough to make one 
believe in Progress ! 

Let us now hear something in defense of dramatics 
at Millsaps in these early days, for the difficulties en- 
countered show only one side of the matter. 

The plays were all entertaining to audiences un- 
acquainted with the happenings on Broadway. Many 
were good, with actors and actresses of real talent and 
natural dramatic feeling. Comedies were often as hilar- 
ious as "Gold in the Hills." 

Lem Seawright, who later married his leading lady, 
deserved star billing as a leading man and our first 
natural comedian. In 1935 "Mr. Pim Passes By" saw Bill 
Caraway and Grace Mason beginning a career of ama- 
teur excellence which carried them on to stardom in 
Little Theatres and a life-time interest in drama. John 
B. Howell was loudly applauded for his show-stealing 
antics as a lively juvenile. The 1941 presentation of 
"Death Takes a Holiday," with James Thompson, was 
exceptionally well done and marked a new high in Mill- 
saps' dramatic development. The year 1948 found Rubel 
Phillips and Penny Swarthout giving fine performances 
as leads in "Dear Ruth." 

There were many other highlights and numerous ac- 
tors who could be included if space permitted. Alpha 
Psi Omega was organized in 1928 to give recognition to 
these devoted thespians. Jiistifying all the time and ef- 
fort of the hundreds of people who participated in dra- 
matics during the first twenty-five years was the fact 
that they loved it all. As Helen Ricks said in the P & W 
in 1940, "I've never had so much fun in all my life. I 
thiiik 'Stop Thief is just wonderful!" 

Trips out of town to present plays on stages even 
more inadequate than our own were always exciting and 
often surprising. The cars we borrowed broke down, we 
got lost, and it always rained. But we never missed a 
performance and had the pleasure of showing many peo- 
ple their first live play. 

All who participated in dramatics during this period 
will remember most vividly Dr. White, whom we came 
to know so well and to appreciate so fully. His interest, 
inspiration, and everlasting patience guided and en- 
couraged our every effort. 


Plans Projected for Fine Arts Center 

"Tempus is fugiting," says a character in "Sunday 
in New York." 

Since nothing stays the same, what of the future of 
theatre at Millsaps? 

One feels safe in predicting that the role of the fine 
arts, and thus of theatre, will assume increasing im- 
portance at Millsaps. Degrees in music and a major in 
speech and drama are currently receiving serious study 
by the faculty Curriculum Committee. 

Plans for a Fine Arts Center have been draw up by 
an architectural firm. Construction will be begun as soon 
as funds are available. Estimated cost of the Center is 

How far into the future the Center is is anyone's guess. 
Officials say that some money will be provided from the 

1962 phase of the Development Program, but the rest 
must be subscribed before construction can begin. 

Included in the plans are a small auditorium, prac- 
tice rooms and music studios, offices, art studios, and 
lecture rooms. The Center is to be located near North 
State Street in the general area of Founders Hall and 
the new sorority lodges. 

At present the music activities are housed in the 
Music Hall (behind Whitworth Hall), spilling over into 
the basement of Founders. Drama and speech are 
centered in the Christian Center, and farther down the 
campus, behind Burton Hall, is the art studio. 

Without the Center Millsaps will continue to play an 
outstanding part in the culture of the state. The Center 
will make it more enjoyable. 


Events of Note 


Spring eased its way onto the 
campus, with a bud or two showing 
here and there, and with seeming 
reluctance, sometimes doing an 
about-face after days of sunshine and 
warmth had lulled everyone into 
thinking that winter had gone. With 
a sudden burst it took over com- 
pletely and dressed the campus in 
Easter beauty. 

The student body and the faculty 
were caught up in the excitement of 
being one of the very first amateur 
groups to present "My Fair Lady." 
People came from all over Mississip- 
pi, and from neighboring states as 
well, to see the production. There 
was no doubt that it was an unquali- 
fied success. 

The basketball team had one of 
its best seasons in years, and Coach 
Jim Montgomery made the discovery 
that Millsaps does not hold a tie for 
the number of consecutive basketball 
games lost. The record is 46, and it's 
held by Olivet College of Michigan, 
Dr. Montgomery states. Millsaps' 
record, he says, is 45 in a row. A 
careful check of records over the 
years revealed this information. 

The Troubadours, the fourteen- 
member ensemble from the Concert 
Choir, were busy preparing for the 
seven-week tour of Europe for the 
Department of Defense. There were 
a few details, such as passports, vac- 
cinations, costumes, and rehearsals, 
to attend to. They'll leave May 18. 

And the Concert Choir and Madri- 
gal Singers were making ready to 
tour the state during the spring holi- 

The College suffered a great loss 
in the deaths of two emeriti profes- 
sors. Dr. B. E. Mitchell died on Feb- 
ruary 11 and Dr. A. P. Hamilton 
died March 22. 

And then there were only two 
months to go before the year 1963- 
64 would be relegated to the same 
past as other academic years. 

The second semester brought one 
change in the faculty. Lee O. Jones, 
former chairman of the William Jew- 
ell College department of mathemat- 
ics, joined the faculty as visiting pro- 
fessor of mathematics. 

He is a graduate of William Jewell 

and the recipient of a Master of Arts 
degree from Peabody College. He has 
studied further at the University of 
Wisconsin and the University of Ore- 
gon. He was chairman of the William 
Jewell mathematics department for 
twenty-one years prior to his retire- 
ment last year. 

He replaced Player Cook, who re- 
signed to enter business. 

The mid-year meeting of the Board 
of Trustees brought the announce- 
ment that two faculty members have 
been promoted to department chair- 

Dr. C. Eugene Cain has been 
named chairman and professor of the 
department of chemistry, and Dr. R. 
Porter Ward has been promoted to 
professor and chairman of the biology 
department. Dr. Cain has served as 
acting chairman since the death of 
Dr. J. B. Price in November. Dr. 
Ward has been acting chairman smce 
the beginning of the academic year. 

Dr. Cain joined the Millsaps facul- 
ty in 1960, coming from a position as 
research chemist with E. 1. DuPont 
de Nemours and Company. He holds 
the BS degree from the University of 
North Carolina and the MS and Ph.D. 
degrees from Duke University. He 
was a fellow of the Esso Education 
Foundation at Duke in 1957-58 and is 
a member of a number of profes- 
sional and educational societies. He 
is the author of several articles for 
scientific journals and is currently 
engaged in a study of side chain re- 
actions of ferrocence compounds un- 
der a National Science Foundation 
academic j' c a r extension research 

Dr. Ward, a member of the faculty 
since 1956, was Mississippi State Uni- 
versity's first Ph.D. graduate in zool- 
ogy last summer. He also holds the 
BS and MA degrees from George 
Peabody College for Teachers. He is 
a fellow of the American Association 
for the Advancement of Science and 
a member of a number of profession- 
al societies. He taught at Tennessee 
Wesleyan College and Michigan State 
University before coming to Millsaps. 

He is currently directing an eco- 
logic study of certain biotic commun- 
ities of Central Mississippi under a 
National Science Foundation grant. 


Another action of the Board of 
Trustees was the establishment of 
memorials to Dr. J. B. Price and 
Dr. B. E. Mitchell. 

New science equipment in Sullivan- 
Harrell Hall was designated as a 
memorial to Dr. Price, who died in 
November. An appropriate plaque 
recognizing the designation will be 
placed in the science building. 

Dr. Mitchell, who died in Febru- 
ary, had established an endowed 
scholarship in memory of his wife 
in 1951. With the approval of his 
daughter, Dorothea Mitchell Queen, 
'35, the Board designated the scholar- 
ship endowment as a memorial to 
both Dr. and Mrs. Mitchell. 

Dr. Price, a 1926 graduate of Mill- 
saps, taught at Millsaps for thirty- 
four years. At the time of his death 
he had served as chairman of the 
chemistry department for twenty-one 

Dr. Mitchell was emeritus profes- 
sor of mathematics, having retired 
from the Millsaps faculty in 1950 af- 
ter thirty-six years of teaching. The 
Benjamin Ernest Mitchell Chair of 
Mathematics was established by Mill- 
saps in his honor in 1962. 

Late in February Randolph Peets, 
Sr., chairman of the 1963-64 Alumni 
Fund, issued a statement in which 
he reported that Millsaps alumni 
have broken all records in giving to 
the College. 

Mr. Peets said that through Febru- 
ary 27 a total of 714 alumni had given 
to the Alumni Fund, a 507r increase 
over the number giving for the same 
period last year. He predicted that 
the budgeted figure for alumni sup- 
port, $40,000, would be reached and 
passed two months ahead of June 30, 
the closing date for the fiscal year. 
Ho said that last year's giving broke 
all previous records. 

The report was made at a meet- 
ing of the Executive Committee of 
the Alumni Association. 

Business Manager J. W. Wood re- 
ported to the committee that approxi- 
mately $1,000,000 has been paid in 
the Millsaps Development Campaign 
and that new pledges had moved the 
total in cash and pledges well be- 
vond the $2,000,000 mark. Mr. Wood 


pointed out that the original goal for 
the 75th Anniversary Development 
Campaign was $1,500,000. 

Paul D. Hardin, registrar and di- 
rector of admissions, told the alumni 
officers that enrollment for the 1964- 
65 session was running ahead of the 
1963-64 figure and that it appeared 
from entrance scores that the fresh- 
man class would be one of the best 
prepared in College history. 

Millsaps College administrators will 
travel throughout the state this spring 
to carry to specific communities first- 
hand reports on the achievements and 
ambitions of the College. 

Meetings in the "Grass Roots Pro- 
gram" have thus far been scheduled 
in Biloxi, on April 2; Hattiesburg, on 
April 4; and Greenwood, on April 15. 

The Grass Roots Program, the 
Alumni Association's chief project for 
the 1963-64 year, is designed to ac- 
quaint Mississippians with the Col- 
lege's leadership and to provide an 
opportunity for them to learn more 
about the College. 

The meetings include reports by 
College administrators on enrollment, 
student achievements, and the financ- 
ial picture. Alumni Association Presi- 
dent William E. Barksdale reports on 
alumni affairs. A question-and-answer 
session closes each meeting. 

The Millsaps Singers presented con- 
certs in each of the three cities visit- 
ed so far. 

Also a part of the Grass Roots Pro- 
gram is the organization of the Key 
Man Plan, in which men in the areas 
visited are asked to oversee various 
phases of the College's program and 
to promote the specific phases for 
which they accept responsibility. 

Millsaps administrators who partic- 
ipate in the program include Presi- 
dent H. E. Finger, Jr.; Dean Frank 
M. Laney; Registrar and Director of 
Admissions Paul Hardin; Dean of Stu- 
dents John Christmas; Business Man- 
ager J. W. Wood; Director of De- 
velopment Barry Brindley; and Alum- 
ni and Public Relations Director 
James J. Livesay. 

Dr. Samuel E. Stumpf, chairman 
of the department of philosophy at 
Vanderbilt University, was the speak- 
er during Religious Emphasis Week 
February 25-27. 

Theme of the REW series was "The 
Struggle for Self -Discovery." 

A noted author of religious publica- 
tions. Dr. Stumpf is represented most 
recently by A Democratic Manifesto, 
which concerns the impact of Chris- 
tianity upon public life and govern- 

He is a graduate of the University 
of California at Los Angeles. He re- 
ceived the Bachelor of Divinity de- 
gree from Andover Newton Theologi- 
cal School and the Ph.D. degree from 
the University of Chicago. He was a 
Ford Fellow at Harvard University 
in '1955 and a Rockefeller Fellow at 
Oxford University in England in 1958- 

Dr. Stumpf began his career at 
Vanderbilt in 1948 as assistant pro- 
fessor in the divinity school. In 1950 
he additionally assumed the duties of 
lecturer in the law school and in 1952 
assumed his present position. He has 
been the Gates Lecturer at Grinnell 
College, Calkins Lecturer at Stetson 
University, and Kecse Lecturer at 
the University of Chattanooga. 

The University of Alabama took two 
of three first place awards and the 
University of Southwest Louisiana 
was undefeated in its division in the 
Millsaps Invitational Debate Tourna- 

Alabama teains won in the men's 
division and the junior division. Louis- 
iana took the women's division. 

Trophies were awarded to the two 
top teams in each division. The tourna- 
ment is based on elimination rather 
than achievement record. 

Sixty-nine teams from twenty-three 
colleges and universities participated 
in the tournament. 

Topic for debate was the official 
intercollegiate subject, "Resolved: 
That the Federal Government Should 
Guarantee an Opportunity for Higher 
Education to All Qualified High 
School Graduates." 

A $1,500 grant from Shell Oil Com- 
pany and a $524 award from Gulf 
Oil Corporation have been received 
by the College this year. 

The Shell grant, a part of the com- 
pany's "Shell Assists" program, was 
divided into three categories desig- 
nated by Shell: a fund for general 
use, a fund dedicated to the profes- 
sional development of the academic 
faculty, and a fund for professional 
development of particular faculties 
designated specifically. 

The Gulf award was one of 692 
totaling $500,000 made by Gulf this 
year under its Aid-to-Education Pro- 
gram. The awards are calculated on 
the basis of a formula which takes 
into account the quality of the 
school's curriculum, the effectiveness 
of its program, and the amount of 
financial support pro\ided by the 

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fUTu^e K^^^' 

(Children listed in this column must 
be under one year of age. Please re- 
port births promptly to assure publi- 
cation. ) 

Marjorie Elizabeth Akers, born Au- 
gust 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Akers 
(Pauline Dickson, '59-'62), of Jackson. 

Nancy Alford, born December 2 to 
Mr. and Mrs. Flavious Alford (Mary 
Ann O'Neil, '53), of Houston, Missis- 
sippi. Nancy was greeted by Annette, 
8, Frank, 6, and Mark Pi. 

Anita Lee Barlow, born November 
19 to Mr. and Mrs. Eddie E. Barlow, 
Jr. (Nita Perry, '57), of Whitehaven, 

Michael Ashton Binford, born No- 
vember 22 to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas 
Ashton Binford, of Union, New Jersey. 
Mr. Binford attended in 1956-58. 

Ellis Boyd Blount, born March 31 to 
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Barrett Blount, 
of Jackson. Mr. Blount graduated in 

Christopher Howard Boone, born 
December 23 to Mr. and Mrs. Howard 
E. Boone, Jr. (Bethany Stockett, '58- 
'60), of Mineral Wells, Texas. 

Donna Annice Brown, born Decem- 
ber 12 to Mr. and Mrs. John Augustus 
Brown, Jr. (Doris Annice Loflin), '55- 
'56 and '60, of Camp Pendleton, Cal- 

Laura Ruth Champion, born Novoin- 
ber 13 to Mr. and Mrs. William M. 
Champion (Annette Johnston, '56), of 
Edwards, Mississippi. The newcomer 
was welcomed by John William, 2"/2. 

John Kevin Collins, born March 18 
to Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Collins, 
Jr. (Peggy Suthoff), '52 and '54, of 
Jackson. The newcomer was wel- 
comed by Marc, 8, and David, 6. 

Kate Stainback Duncan, born Jan- 
uary 22 to Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Dun- 
can, Sr. (Ann Ragan, '55), of Inver- 
ness, Mississippi. Kate was greeted 
by Ann Ragan, 2'''2, and Buck, 11 

Kenneth Noel Eikert, born Decem- 
ber 16 to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth N. 
Eikert (Mary House), current student 
and '61-'62, of Jackson. 

Kimberly Elizabeth-Peel Evans, 
born September 28 to Mr. and Mrs. 
Kenneth B. Evans (Ann Dillard, '58), 
of Itta Bena, Mississippi. The new- 


Conner was welcomed by Ken, 3, and 
Scott, 1. 

John Kyle Fenton, born January 19 
to Mr. and Mrs. John Young Fentori 
(Julia Ann Gray), '51-'53 and '58, of 
Bcllelonte, Pennsylvania. 

Brian Chapman Files, born Febru- 
ary 17 to Mr. and Mrs. J. H. File.'; 
(Glenda Chapman, '60), of Huntsvilk\ 

Jeneane Haynes, born December 6 to 
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Haynes. of 
Cullman, Alabama. Mr. Haynes grad- 
uated in 1962. 

Jane Louise Head, born June 25 to 
Chaplain and Mrs. Sidney A. Head, ol 
Wichita, Kansas. Chaplain Head grad- 
uated in 1954. Jane Louise was greeted 
by Julie, 6'2, Susan. 5, and Cathy, 3'2 

Michael McClelland Henshaw, born 
November 26 to Mr. and Mrs. Peter 
M. Henshaw (Ernestine Underbill, 
'57}, of Santa Clara, California The 
newcomer was welcomed by Sarah 
Ruth, 3. 

Mary Elizabeth Holden, born August 
22 to Mr. and Mrs. James D. Holden 
(Joan Wilson, '54), of Denver, Colo- 
rado. Josie, 3, greeted the newcomer. 

Susan Elizabeth Hudson, born Octo- 
ber 5 to the Reverend and Mrs. 
Thomas Brooks Hudson (Helen Dall 
Barnes), '57 and '55-'57, of Jackson. 
Lisa was welcomed by Thomas Kuy- 
kendall, 2. 

David Malcolm McMullan, born De- 
cember 2 to Mr. and Mrs. David Mc- 
Mullan (Marianne Thompson), '60 and 
'61, of Jackson. 

Julia Lee Maynard, born October 4 
to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Maynard 
(Marcia Anne Brocato, '56-'58), of 
Cincinnati, Ohio. The newcomer was 
welcomed by Ruset Raymond, 3'2. 

Claire Suzanne Moore, born August 

7 to Chaplain and Mrs. Jesse W. 
Moore (Anne Hupperich), '56 and '56- 
'57, of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 
Claire Suzanne was greeted by Mark 
Joseph, V/2. 

Eugene Darden Nicholas, born Feb- 
ruary 6 to Lieutenant and Mrs. James 
A. Nicholas, Jr. (Sue Cater, '60), of 
Stuttgart, Germany. 

Carlla Denise Nicholson, born Jan- 
uary 16 to the Reverend and Mrs. 
Charles W. Nicholson, of Utica, Mis- 
sissippi. The Reverend Nicholson 
graduated in 1958. Chuck, 4, welcomed 
the newcomer. 

Jack Lawrence Ratliff, Jr., born 
January 12 to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Law- 
rence Ratliff, Sr., of Mobile, Alabama. 
Mr. Ratliff graduated in 1960. 

Lisa Renee Revielle, born August 

8 to Mr. and Mrs. Nick Revielle (Glen- 
ice Criscoe, '60), of Golden, Colorado. 
Bradley, 1, welcomed the newcomer. 

James R. Richmond, Jr., born Octo- 

ber 10 to Mr. and Mr.s. James H. Rich- 
mond, Sr. (Jane Travis. '58), ot Mo- 
bile, Alabama. Anita Renee greeted 
the newcomer. 

Tracey Lynn Scott, born January 7 
to Dr. and Mrs. T. Kermit Scott, Jr. 
of Jackson. Dr. Scott graduated in 
1958. Tracey Lynn was welcomed b.\ 
David, 4, and Aadron. 3. 

Melissa Sherrill Thompson, born 
June 1 to Mr. and Mrs. Russell D. 
Thompson, of Jackson. Mr Thompson 
graduated in 1959. 

Robert Dale Tickner, IH, born Feb- 
ruary 8 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dale 
Tickner, Jr. (Elizabeth Cook, '56-'58), 
of Mineral Wells, Texas. 

Grace Elizabeth Walters, born No- 
vember 9 to the Reverend and Mrs. 
Summer L Walters, Jr. (Betty Bar- 
field'. '57 and '56, of Indianapolis, In- 
diana. John Richard. 2, greeted the 

Barbara Ann Willcockson. born May 
18 to Mr. and Mrs. Lynn B. Willcock- 
son (Elizabeth Walter, '60) of Denver, 

Suzanne Elizabeth Wilson, born De- 
cember 12 to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne L. 
Wilson (Patricia Thompson. '62). of 
Greenwood. Mississippi. 

Leigh Ann Ziller, born December 31 
to Mr. and Mrs. John D. Ziller. Jr. 
(Nancy Worley, '61). of Meridian, 

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Two Millsaps social groups have 
made contributions to a program de- 
signed to help students from other 
countries attend Millsaps. 

Chi Omega and Kappa Delta sorori- 
ties have presented checks to the De- 
velopment Committee, which originat- 
ed the pi'oject. 

The money will go into a foreign 
student scholarship fund which will 
help to defray expenses of foreign 
students desiring to attend Millsaps. 
Four students of other nationalities 
have applied for aid to date. 

William Baskin, chairman of the 
language department and a member 
of the Development Committee, said 
that it was felt that it would be ad- 
vantageous for Millsaps students to 
have contact with persons of differ- 
ent backgrounds. 

Students from France and Latin 
America and two students from Mex- 
ico have applied for scholarship aid 
during the 1984-65 session. 

Mr. Baskin said that the committee 
is presently at work identifying other 
sources of aid for the scholarship 

iConliued Irom Page 3) 
ing. "Little Sleeper, wake up I Spring 
is aborning'" But he has forgotten 
his last and highest creation? The 
mind of faith refuses to accept the 
suggestion of unbelief. 

Does the material sun with its cos- 
mic pull ha\e no counterpart in the 
spiritual world'' When the "Sun 
ol Righteousness shall rise with heal- 
ing in his wings" shall He be impotent 
in the very thing for which He was 
created'.' Faith answers "No" 
How does the ri sulci find its 

How docs the floweret know 

it's day 
And open its cu|j to catch the 

1 see the germ to the sunlight 

And the nesthng knows the 

old bird's siseech. 
1 do not know who is there to 


1 see the hare through the 

ihicket glide. 
And the stars through the 

trackless spaces ride. 
1 do not see who is there to 


lie is eyes for all, who is eyes 
for the mole. 

See' motion goes to its right- 
ful goal. 

O God ! I trust for the human 
I close with the testimony of a great 
scientist — one of the greatest of Eng- 
lish scientists. Prostrated in spirit by 
the loss of a son in World War I, 
he beat his sorrow and grief to this 
magnificent credo. 

"I find that the spiritual world 
is the great reality. All else, however 
beautiful and interesting, is tempo- 
rary, is temporary and evanescent. 
The universe is ruled by Mind, and 
whether it be the Mind of a Math- 
ematician or of an Artist or of a 
Poet, or all of them and more, it is 
the Reality which gives meaning to 
existence, enriches our daily task, en- 
courages our hope, energizes us with 
faith wherever knowledge fails, and 
illumines the whole universe with 
Iminortal Love." 

1 have no words of comment to 
make on these brave words of this 
brave soul, except to repeat his last 
two words. The enigma of death and 
resurrection is resolved in 

Immortal Love! 

Lo\ e Immortal! 


James A. McKee, '07, writes from 
Walla Walla, Washington: "I am 
glad to have any news from any 
source about Millsaps. The Advocate 
keeps me somewhat informed. I 
hope yet to be at the next Commence- 
ment and Conference '64." 

Three new books by Cid Ricketts 
Sumner, '09, will be coming out this 
summer, according to latest reports. 
Mrs. Sumner recently attended the 
McDowell Colony in Peterborough, 
New Hampshire. She is the author 
of Quality, from which the film 
"Pinky" was made, the Tammy 
books, and a number of others. 

Life membership in the American 
Society of Civil Engineers has been 

gible to attend a special conference 
to be held at French Lick, Indiana, in 

The Legion of Merit Medal has 
been presented to Colonel Robert S. 
Hig-don, '33, for outstanding service 
in the Army Medical Corps from 
June, 1956. to October, 1963. Colonel 
Higdon retired from the Army with 
more than 25 years to his credit last 
November to become professor and 
chairman of the department of derma- 
tology at the George Washington 
University School of Medicine and 
assistant director of the GWU Hos- 
pital Clinics. 

The Reverend Andrew F. Gallman, 

'37, has been elected president of the 
Jackson Ministerial Association. Mr. 


awarded to Herbert H. Lester, '13. 

Mr. Lester, a resident of Jackson, 
retired in December, 1961, from the 
Soil Conservation Service. 


The Director's Commendation Cer- 
tificate has been awarded to H. W. F. 
'Vaughan, '26, chaplain at the Jack- 
son Veterans Administration Center 
until his retirement recently. The cer- 
tificate, the highest local award that 
can be given, said in part, "The per- 
sonal sacrifices he has made in his 
constant efforts to ease the veterans' 
burdens have earned him the respect 
and admiration of all those whose 
lives he has touched." Mr. and Mrs. 
Vaughan plan to enjoy retirement 
living in the comfortable home in 
Ridgeland, Mississippi, which Mr. 
Vaughan built almost entirely by 
himself several years ago. 

George B. Pickett, '27-'30, and W. 
Howard Morris, husband of Sarah 
Buie, '35-'40, have qualified for the 
1964 Franklin Million Dollar Confer- 
ence, Franklin Life Insurance's high- 
est honor for annual sales and man- 
agement achievement. They are eli- 

Gallman is currently serving as execu- 
tive secretary of the Mississippi Con- 
ference Board of Evangelism of the 
Methodist Church. 

With two limbs wrapped in elastic 
bandages and most of her body 
covered with bruises and cuts, Leora 
White Thompson, '37 went to the Uni- 
versity of Indiana last summer to work 
on content analysis of French newspa- 
pers for a paper titled "The Image 
of the United States as Presented in 
the French Press." Mrs. Thompson, 
a teacher at Edwardsville, Illinois, 
High School, had miraculously escaped 
serious injury in May when a tire 
split on her automobile, causing the 
car to become uncontrollable. 

"Ask An Alcoholic" is the latest ra- 
dio assignment of Vic Roby, '38. He is 
moderator of the show, which is broad- 
cast on WNBC, New York, in cooper- 
ation with Alcoholics Anonymous. His 
comment: "They knew they could 
trust me with it because I grew up 
in a dry state." Mr. Roby is a staff 
announcer with NBC. 

Dr. J. S. Vandiver, Jr., '40, has been 
appointed chairman of the sociology 

department at the Universitl of Flori- 
da. Dr. Vandiver, who received both 
his Master's and Ph.D. degrees at 
Louisiana State University, has 
taught at Vanderbilt, Oklahoma State 
University, and the University of 

The promotion of Larry G. Painter, 

'41, to the position of vice-president 
has been announced by T. N. Palmer 
& Company, Inc., advertising, mar- 
keting, and public relations agency 
headquartered in New York City. 
Mr. Painter has served as an ac- 
count supervisor with the firm since 

1960. He, his wife, and their two chil- 
dren reside in Rowayton, Connecticut. 

New chairman of the department of 
English language and literature at the 
University of Chicago is Dr. Gwin J. 
Kolb, '41. Dr. Kolb won a $1,000 Llew- 
ellyn John and Harriet Ann Quantrell 
Award for Excellence in Undergradu- 
ate Teaching in 1955; a Guggenheim 
Fellowship in 1956; and a grant from 
the American Council of Learned So- 
cieties to study at Yale University in 

1961. He has contributed more than 
forty articles and reviews to scholar- 
ly journals, has helped edit two vol- 
umes of a bibliography of English 
literature, and is co-author of two 
books. Mrs. Kolb is the former Ruth 
Godbold, '42. 

Auburn University's School of En- 
gineering has named Haniel Jones, 
'42, assistant to the dean. Mr. Jones 
was an instructor in engineering 
graphics at Auburn before assuming 
his new position. He has also taught at 
Millsaps and in the Methodist High 
School in Rangoon, Burma. Mrs. 
Jones is the former Sue Springer, 

J. Lowery Collins, '43-'44, '45-'47, 
has been named dealer and distribu- 
tion representative in the Jackson 
general office of the Mississippi 
Power & Light Company. Mr. Col- 
lins was previously a commercial 
salesman in the Central Division of 
the company. He is married to the 
former Jean Turnbow, '45-'47, and 
they have four children. 

A second film script by Gene Pol- 
lack, '45-'47, has been produced and 
is currently playing across the coun- 
try. It's "The Incredibly Strange 
Creature." "Drivers Into Hell," Mr. 
Pollack's first script, was filmed in 

1962. He has just completed a sup- 
porting role in "Run Home, Slow," 
which stars Mercedes McCambridge, 
and is forming a company to pro- 
duce "Devil Wolf of Shadow Moun- 


tain," "a horror picture with a new 


A featured speaker at the Central 
District Nurses Association meeting 
in Jaclcson in January was Dr. Nell 
J. Ryan, '50. Dr. Ryan is instructor 
in pediatrics and head of the birth 
defects clinic at the University of Mis- 
sissippi Medical Center. 

On P^ebruarj 1 the Reverend K. 
Edwin Graham, '52, became associ- 
ate pastor of the Metropolitan Me- 
morial Methodist Church in Washing- 
ton, D. C Metropolitan Memorial is 
known as "the national Methodist 

James Boyd Campbell, '49-'51, and 
Dr. Dayton Whites, '56, were nomi- 
nated for the Mississippi Junior 
Chamber of Commerce's Outstanding 
Young Man Award. Mr. Campbell is 
a Jackson businessman and Dr. 
Whites is a physician in Lucedale. 

Positions in the English depart- 
ment at Centenary College in Shreve- 
port, Louisiana, are being filled by 
Tom McNair, '58, who received his 
Master's degree from Vanderbilt in 
January, and Shirley Parker Callen, 
'53, who taught at Millsaps several 
years ago. Mr. McNair is married to 
the former Judith Ann O'Neil and 
they have two sons. 

The ATC Award of Merit has been 
presented to Mrs. James D. Holden 
(Joan Wilson, '54). Mrs. Holden was 
cited for meritorious service as both 
volunteer worker and coordinator of 
Family Services during the period of 
January, 1961, to October, 1963. She 
is presently chairman of the Com- 
munity Housing Review Committee 
of Family Services. She and her 
husband and two children (see "Fu- 
ture Alumni") live in Denver. 

President and Mrs. Lyndon B. John- 
son attended services at the Thur- 
mont, Maryland, Methodist Church, 
of which Martin Case, '51-'52, is pas- 
tor. Mr. Case was first informed of 
the presence of the distinguished 
guests when he drove up to the 
church after conducting services in 
two other communities. He told re- 
porters that he was surprised but that 
it was a "real privilege" to have the 
Johnsons present. 

J. Noel Ball, '55. has been appointed 
superintendent of the Nebraska di- 
vision of the Chicago and North 
Western Railway Company, with 
headquarters in Norfolk, Nebraska. 

Promotions have been announced 
by Jackson's Deposit Guaranty Bank 
for Bobby H. Belcher, '55; Kenneth 
Dew, '57; and Edward Stewart, '57. 
Mr. Belcher was promoted from as- 
sistant vice-president to vice-presi- 
dent, and Mr. Dew and Mr. Stewart 
were named assistant vice-presidents. 
Mr. Belcher serves in the field of in- 
stallment lending. Mr. Dew is man- 
ager of the advertising department. 
Mr. Stewart holds a position in the 
bond and safekeeping department. 

Tex Sample, '57, has accepted the 
position of director of the department 
of social relations and of the depart- 
ment of church world responsibility 
for the Massachusetts Council of 
Churches. He is scheduled to receive 
the Ph.D. degree in social ethics 
from Boston University in June. Mrs. 
Sample, the former Peggy Jo San- 
ford, '57, was auditioned and accept- 
ed as a member of the Handel and 
Haydn Society of Boston, the oldest 
choral society in America and one of 
the finest. Next year's 150th year 
anniversary includes a performance 
at Lincoln Center, the World's Fair. 
Steven, 5, Shawn, 3, and Jennifer, 1, 
arc the little Samples. 

A special musical composition in 
commemoration of President Kenne- 
dy was written by Dr. Samuel Jones, 
'57, and was played without previous 
announcement as a prelude to a per- 
formance of Handel's "The Messiah'' 
in Saginaw, Michigan. Dr. Jones, who 
is resident conductor of the 75-piece 
Saginaw Symphony Orchestra, said, 
"The music came to me quickly, 
nearly spontaneously. I did not per- 
mit advanced announcement be- 
cause this is a tribute, a sincere ex- 
pression, and I did not want it re- 
duced to a gimmick attraction." A 
press report said that the work, "Ele- 
gy: In Memory of JFK, 1917-1963," 
was praised by critics as "rich in 
tone and meaning." Mrs. Jones is the 
former Nancy Peacock, '57. 

Bobby D. Ainsworth, '58, has re- 
ceived an appointment as geologist 
in the U. S, Army Engineer Water- 
ways Experiment Station in Vicks- 
burg. Mr. Ainsworth assumed his du- 
ties in January. 

Benny Lloyd Owen, '58, began a 
new position as organic chemist at 
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, in 
Lake Charles, Louisiana, in February. 
He was awarded the MS degree from 
Louisiana State University and has 
done advanced work toward the doc- 
toral degree. Mrs. Owen is the form- 
er Linda Carruth, '58 

James A. Vaughan, '58, has r« 
ceived his Ph.D. degree and is no^ 
associate professor in the Gradual 
School of Business at the Universit 
of I'iltsburgh. The Vaughans (Pegg 
Barnett, '56-'58) have a daughter 
Vicki, and are looking forward to tin 
birth of another child in June. 

Luccock Visitor for the spring sei 
mester at Yale University Divinit; 
School was the Reverend Jim L 
Waits, '58, pastor of Epworth Metho 
dist Church in Biloxi. Under the Luc 
cock program a man from the pastor 
al ministry is selected to spend sev 
eral days at Yale speaking to student 
concerning the work of the parisl 

The bombing-murder of ganglam 
boss "Cadillac Charlie" Cavalier 
and 82 other unsolved ganglan( 
bombings in the Ohio area in the pas 
ten years are keeping Ed McKaskel 
"59, busy. And, though it may souni 
that way, it's not an episode for "Th 
Untouchables." Mr. McKaskel, wh 
received his LLB degree in 1962 fron 
the University of Mississippi, is 
special agent with the Federal Bu 
reau of Investigation in the Youngs 
town, Ohio, area. Mrs. McKaskel i 
the former Sarah Love Holliday. 

On April 1 John Carter, '59, be 
came head of the circulation deparl 
ment of Mitchell Memorial Librar 
at Mississippi State University. H 
was formerly reserve librarian a 
Eastern Illinois University's Boot! 
Library. He is a regular book re 
viewer for the Library Journal, ha\ 
ing reviewed some twenty books dui 
ing the past year. 

Lt. William B. Tull, Jr., '59, nai 
rowly escaped serious injury when 
Navy jet fighter plane he was pilot 
ing burst into flames after skiddin 
to a stop at Barbers Point Naval Ai 
Station in Honolulu. Lt. Tull sustain 
ed a broken ankle. The Navy saii 
the plane's landing gear collapsed oi 
takeoff. Mrs. Tull is the former Re 
becca Ford, '58-'60. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Sharp Gate 
wood (Elizabeth Ann Clark), '60 an 

'59, are serving as house parents t 
six six- and seven-year-old boys ani 
girls who are residents of the Ethe 
Harpst Children's Home in Cedar 
town, Georgia. The home is sponsore 
by the WSCS of the Methodis 


Now associated with the firm Wat 
kins, Pyle, Edwards and Ludlam ii 
Jackson, David McMullan, '60, wa 


awarded the Bachelor of Law degree 
by the University of Virginia in June 
of 1963. Mr. and Mrs. McMullan 
(Marianne Thompson, '61) have a 
new son, David, Jr. (See "Future 

Thomas Ashton Binford, '56-'58, be- 
gan a position with Shell Chemical 
Company in Union, New Jersey, in 
February after receiving the BS de- 
gree in chemistry from Mississippi 
State University. Mrs. Binford, the 
former Betty Jean Dunn, will receive 
her degree in chemistry from MSU in 
May and will join her husband in New 
Jersey at that time. 

The First National Bank of Meridi- 
an, Mississippi, has announced the 
election of Kenneth C. Jennings, '56- 
'59, to the position of vice-president, 
and Magnolia State Savings and Loan 
Association, in Jackson, has promot- 
ed William M. Watkins, '61, to as- 
sistant vice-president. Mrs. Watkins 
is the former Beverly Boswell, '62. 

Mrs. Jerry Maynard (Marcia Anne 
Brocato, '56-'58), whose most impor- 
tant news is announced in "Future 
Alumni," was recently promoted to 
the position of secretary to the vice- 
president and general manager of 
Osborne - Kemper - Thomas, Inc., in 
Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Maynard is a 
staff manager at Reserve Life In- 
surance Company. 

A position in the business section 
of the Globe-Democrat has taken 
David McNair, '56-'59, to St. Louis, 
Missouri. Mr. McNair moved to St. 
Louis in February, 1962. 

Ruth Buck Wallace, '57 - '58, has 
joined the English faculty of South 
Pike High School, in Magnolia, Mis- 
sissippi. Miss Wallace, who spent 
eight months touring Europe last 
year, played the female lead in the 
Jackson Little Theatre's production 
of "Sunday in New York" before be- 
ginning her duties in Magnolia. 

L. F. Martin, '61, has been ap- 
pointed instructor in the data process- 
ing division of the Hinds Junior Col- 
lege business department in Ray- 
mond, Mississippi. He operates Hinds' 
computer center, instructing IBM 
classes. Before accepting the position 
he was assistant supervisor of the 
IBM division of the Mississippi Wel- 
fare Department. Mrs. Martin is the 
former Shirley Howard. 

J. T. Noblin, '62, has been elected 
treasurer of the student body of the 
University of Mississippi School of 
Law. Mrs. Noblin' is the former 

Larry Ford, '61. And a 1963 grad- 
uate of the Ole Miss Law School, 
Russell Thompson, '59, is now prac- 
ticing law in Jackson. Mrs. Thomp- 
son is the former Lucy Mobley. The 
couple has an announcement in "Fu- 
ture Alumni." 

Lt. Phillip J. Kolman, III, '62, has 
been assigned to the Infantry Center 
at Fort Benning, Georgia, following 
his graduation from the U. S. Army 
Infantry Officer Candidate School. 

Reassignment to James Connally 
AFB, Texas, for training as a naviga- 
tor has been announced for Carl H. 
Foster, Jr., '63, who was recently 
commissioned a second lieutenant 
upon graduation from Officer Train- 
ing School at Lackland AFB, Texas. 
Lt. Foster was selected for the officer 
training course through competitive 
examinations with other college grad- 

Oscar W. Johansen, III, ■62-'63. Liv- 
ing in Jackson. 

Sarah Kathryn Yawn to William 
Michael Kelly, '55-'56, '58-'59. Living 
in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

Jean Lynell Fridge, '60-'61, to Jerry 
Joe Rayborn. Living in Oxford, Mis- 

Judy Gray to Roy A. Grisham, Jr., 
'58. Living in Fayetteville, Arizona. 

Dorthy Elizabeth Griffin, '56-58, to 
Neil Milan Hart. Living in Denver, 

Nancy Diane Harrington to James 
Milton Wall, '59. Living in Jackson. 

Harley Harris, '62, to Jon Edward 
Williams, '59. Living in New York 

Elizabeth Mae Hutchins, '61, to Pi- 
erre Armas Blaine. Living in Baton 
Rouge, Louisiana. 

Clara Ann McCluney to Henry V. 
Allen, Jr., '36. Living in Jackson. 

Reba Elizabeth McCullouch, '59-'61, 
to William Lance Greer. Living in 
Marietta, Georgia. 

Mildred Marguerite Richmond to 
Joe Warlick Whitwell, Jr., '61. Living 
in Thomson, Georgia. 

Elsie Lynne Rowe to Robert Glenn 
Shuttleworth, '60-'62. 

Karey Julienne Vance to Paul 
Charles Keller, '64. Living in Jackson. 

Patricia Ward, '64, to Richard 
George Silver, '61-'62. Living in Jack- 

Anna Claire Williams, "62-'63, to 

In Memoriam 

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 accu- 
rate list, but there will be unintentional 
omissions. Your help is solicited in 
order that we may make the column 
as complete as possible. Those whose 
memory we honor are as follows: 

Dr. Charles B. Alford, '23 -'25, who 
died January 19. He was a resident 
of Columbia, Mississippi. 

The Reverend Joseph Martin Alford, 
'93-'95, who died September 14 after a 
long illness. He was a resident of 
Shreveport, Louisiana. 

Miss Nell Breeden, '50, who died 
January 8. She was a resident of Jack- 
son, formerly of Utica, Mississippi. 

Dr. Alfred P. Hamilton, professor 
emeritus of classical languages, who 
died March 22 after a brief illness. 
He was a resident of Jackson. 

The Reverend Robert H. Holcombe, 
'30, who died January 11 after a brief 
illness. He was a resident of Jackson. 

Walter Barton Howell, '24, who died 
January 9. He was a resident of Tam- 
pa, Florida. 

Mrs. Marjorie Lane (Marjorie Vest, 
'34-'36) who died January 13. She was 
a resident of Jackson. 

Richard G. Lord, Jr., '36 -'38, who 
died of a heart attack March 16. He 
was a resident of Meridian, Missis- 

Dr. B. E. Mitchell, professor emeri- 
tus of mathematics, who died Febru- 
ary 12. He was a resident of Ridge- 
land, Mississippi. 

Mrs. Agatha Murphy (Agatha Tay- 
lor, '34-'35) who died February 17. She 
was a resident of Jackson. 

John William Robinson, 07-09, who 
died October 2. He was a resident of 

Dr. Charles Galloway Terrell, '10, 
who died December 14. He was a resi- 
dent of Portsmouth, Virginia. 

James Harold Webb, '26, who died 
October 20. He was a resident of 
Philadelphia, Mississippi. 

John Wesley Weems, '07, who died 
November 6. He was a resident of 
Meridian, Mississippi. 


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millsaps college alumni magazine 
summer, 1964 

College, Whitworth College, Millsaps 

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


3 Mock Convention Staged 

4 Events of Note 

5 Welty Named to Post 

6 The Money Behind Millsaps 

7 The Money Behind Our Colleges 

24 Columns 

25 Major Miscellany 

Volume 5 

July, 1964 

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 

Photography by Jim Lucas, '66 

Statistics of Births, Marriages, Deaths compiled by 
Linda Perkins, '64 

COVER; A special word of thanks is 
due to Frank Hains, of the Jackson Daily 
News, for the use of his photographs of 
Miss Welty on the cover and on page 5. 



uie Gymnasium may bear little 
resemblance to San Francisco's 
Cow Palace, but many of the issues 
and candidates which will bring out 
the aspirin bottles in California 
have already been roundly and 
soundly discussed by Millsaps Col- 
lege students who participated in 
a mock Republican convention in 

Sponsored by the Social Science 
Forum, this year's convention was 
the third such affair to be staged at 
Millsaps. At mock Democratic ral- 
lies in 1956 and 1960 Millsaps stu- 
dents accurately predicted the out- 

come of the national rallies in their 
choices of nominees. 

A Republican convention was held 
this year in keeping with the policy 
of representing the party not in 

As convention time drew nearer, 
it became obvious that the factions 
were shaping up into "Goldwater" 
and "stop Goldwater" camps, as 
was later the case in the national 

No one was willing to predict the 
outcome, which was just as well, be- 
cause chances are few would have 
guessed right. 

On the final night of the conven- 
tion five roll calls for nominations 

produced almost identical results. 
Goldwater led on each of them but 
failed to gain the simple majority 
required for nomination. Lodge ran 
a close second, while the other 
candidates lagged far behind. Fin- 
ally, as the hour of midnight passed, 
the convention was declared dead- 

Weary and stubborn students left 
the world of politics to return to 
their more natural habitat — dorm- 
itories and classrooms. Pleased or 
displeased with the outcome, how- 
ever, they themselves declared that 
their purpose had been achieved: 
They had discovered quite a lot 
about the workings of politics. 

Events of Note 


Suddenly the school year was over. 

Time had lost all meaning in the 
frantic rush of end-of-the-year busi- 
ness, and before anyone had realized 
what was happening there were the 
seniors arrayed in their black caps 
and gowns trying to reach the Chris- 
tian Center before the menacing 
clouds fulfilled their threat of rain. 

There was the usual mixture of 
feelings as the seniors vacillated be- 
tween being happy that it was all over 
and sad for the same reason. To all 
appearances the joy won out, because 
it was tinged with anticipation. 


At 9:00 a. m. on May 17 fourteen 
Millsaps students and Leland Byler, 
chairman of the music department, 
boarded a jet for New York and the 
first phase of an eight-week tour of 
Europe for the USO. 

On the evening before, the Trouba- 
dours, as the group has been dubbed, 
were accorded a standing ovation by 
a capacity Alumni Day audience in 
the Christian Center auditorium. With 
this reassuring response to their mus- 
ical variety show they were off, with 
a display of individual and collective 
talent in a wide range of musical 

The first few weeks were spent in 
Germany, a country the whole group 
loved. They performed at army bases 
and for hospitals and packed as much 
sightseeing into their spare time as 

On June 12 they moved into France. 
They were to have one free week be- 
fore they returned to the States in 


Nat S. Rogers, '41, has been elected 
president of the Board of Trustees suc- 
ceeding Bishop Marvin Franklin, who 
retired on July 12. 

Mr. Rogers, who has served as 
chairman of the Board's Finance 
Committee and as chairman of the 
Ten-Year Development Committee, 
was elected to the presidency at the 
official year-end meeting of the Board 
on May 30. 

The appointment became effective 
on July 12. The new bishop appointed 
to succeed Bishop Franklin on that 

date will serve as vice-president of the 

The Board passed a resolution of 
appreciation to Bishop Franklin for 
his work on behalf of Millsaps during 
his tenure as president. 

Mr. Rogers is president of Jackson's 
Deposit Guaranty Bank and Trust 
Company. He is active in church and 
civic affairs. 

Named Jackson's outstanding 
young man in 1955, he was selected 
Alumnus of the Year at Millsaps in 

Mr. Rogers served as president of 
the Millsaps Alumni Association in 
1955-56 and is a member of the Board 
of Trustees of the Mississippi Founda- 
tion of Independent Colleges. 

Other action affecting the Board this 
year included the selection of Dr. 
G. Eliot Jones, '40, to fill the vacancy 
left by Dr. W. B. Selah, who trans- 
ferred to the Western Missouri Con- 
ference. Dr. Jones' term will expire 
in 1968. 


A $10,000 scholarship fund has beei 
established at Millsaps by the Nortl 
Mississippi Conference of the Metho 
dist Church in honor of Bishop Frank 

To be called the Marvin A. Franklii 
Scholarship, the award will amount t 
$500 per year and will be given to ; 
pre-theological student or one who i 
planning to enter a full-time churcl 


More than 400 alumni attended th 
Alumni Day activities on May 16. 

A review of the year's work by th 
Alumni Association was given by cur 
rent president William E. Barksdale 
of Jackson. Mr. Barksdale named th 
Grass Roots Program as one of th 
most significant projects of the year 
He said that the policy of taking th 
program of the College directly to th 
people and answering questions abou 
the College was paying dividends i: 
(Continued on Page 23) 

Dr. Smith Honored on Alumni Day 

A portrait of Dr. M. L. Smith, left, was unveiled on Alumni Day ani 
has been hung in Murrah Hall. The portrait was painted by Karl Wolfe, Mis 
sissippi's most noted artist and a member of the faculty. Also pictured an 
retiring Alumni Association President William E. Barksdale and Mrs. Smith 




Miss Eudora Welty 

Eudora Welty 



Internationally famed writer accepts post on 
Millsaps faculty 



m very pleased and thrilled about it," she said, 

just as if she had been accorded a great and unprece- 
dented honor. 

Miss Eudora Welty, the first lady of contemporary 
American letters, had agreed to accept a position as 
Writer-in-Residence at Millsaps during the 1964-65 ses- 
sion. Many such posts had been urged upon her, and 
she had always declined. Millsaps officials were elated 
that she had accepted their offer. 

No, she continued, she couldn't think of a thing that 
would need to be said about her in a news release. Dr. 
Boyd had done such a fine job of introducing her at 
the Jackson Civic Arts Festival — he was so warm 
and complimentary. The information contained in the 
introduction would be quite sufficient. 

And so, sweetly thanking the caller in her soft voice, 
she hung up, leaving one impression: sincere modesty. 
Her well-deserved international fame had not dimin- 
ished her gentle charm in the least. 

Miss Welty is no stranger to the Millsaps campus. 
Her tall figure has been noted at many functions here 
as she moved quietly about, her face interested and her 
eyes observant. She has been persuaded on several 
occasions to take part. She was a guest at the Southern 
Literary Festival held here in 1963. 

She has, in the past five years or so, traveled ex- 
tensively on speaking engagements at colleges and uni- 
versities throughout the nation. She was Writer-in-Resi- 
dence at Smith College for a period of a week or two in 
the spring of 1962, holding the William Allan Neilson 
Professorship there. In the spring of 1963 she lectured 
and read at Davidson College, Duke University, Vander- 
bilt University during its annual Literary Symposium, 
Yale, the University of Texas, and Columbia. Early 
this spring she was Writer-in-Residence for several days 
at Wellesley College, and she has recently returned from 
a similar stint at Denison University in Ohio. 

She has twice won first prize in the O. Henry Me- 
morial Contest, has received two Guggenheim Fellow- 
ships, and was elected to the National Institute of Arts 
and Letters in 1952. 

A number of colleges and universities, among them 
the University of Wisconsin, her alma mater, and Smith, 
Ihave awarded her honorary degrees. 

From 1958 to 1961 she was honorary consultant to 

the Library of Congress. She has received the Lucy 
Donnelly Fellowship Award from Bryn Mawr, the In- 
gram Memorial Foundation Award, and the Bellamann 
Foundation Award. 

Miss Welty is the author of A Curtain of Green, The 
Wide Net, The Bride of Innisfallen, The Robber Bride- 
groom, Music from Spain, Delta Wedding, The Golden 
Apples, The Ponder Heart, and many other stories and 


The Dr. Boyd referred to earlier is Dr. George Boyd, 
chairman of the Millsaps English department. In intro- 
ducing her at the Arts Festival in May he said in part, 
"Miss Welty's work enjoys the constant and lively at- 
tention of scholars and critics of the art of fiction. I am 
not such a critic professionally, but I read some of the 
essays, and I find them saying what all of you know 
who know her work well and love it: that her stories 
are splendidly structured; that her characters are re- 
markably alive; that her sense of place is sure and true; 
that her ear for language, especially spoken language — 
its rhythms, and images, and tones — is absolutely un- 
erring; finally, that her work is elevated by humor and 
compassion into a world of universal significances which 
we call the world of art. 

"We in Mississippi, generally, and we in Jackson, 
especially, are apt to feel, because of the warmth of 
her interest in us, the unfailing generosity of her response 
to us and our needs, and despite her just national and 
international fame, that she belongs to us. We are, 
though, made suddenly aware, always, that we belong 
to her, through the mere magic of her living and work- 
ing in our midst. 

"We have wanted to honor her before now, and we 
shall again. We have learned, however, that we do not 
know how fittingly to honor her. From the dismay and 
frustration which has followed this realization has come 
an amazing discovery: we cannot honor her because 
she honors us, every day, by the sheer and simple grace 
of being amongst us." 

Miss Welty will conduct a semi-weekly seminar on 
the art of fiction. She will also present one lecture- 
reading per term which will be open to the public. 

The first such position estabUshed at Millsaps, the 
post is also the first of its kind for the noted writer, 
who has heretofore expressed herself as reluctant to com- 
mit herself to an extended schedule. 


Student tuition and fees 





Federal government 



State governments 



Local governments 



Private gifts and grants 



Educational and general income 
(including income from 



Auxiliary enterprises 
(dormitories, cafeterias, 




Student aid income 




The Money 



Stu(jents must assume more responsibility 
for their education, many experts say. 
Is higher tuition the answer for schools 
such as Millsaps? 

V> hy shouldn't tuition cover more of the rising 
costs [of education]? And why shouldn't young people 
be willing to pay higher tuition fees, and if necessary 
borrow the money against their expected earnings?" 

The special report on financing higher education 
which begins on the next page quotes the above questions 
asked by an editor in Omaha. The view that the in- 
dividual is the primary beneficiary of education is wide- 
ly held. 

Many people answer that these arguments miss the 
point of education. The article quotes the State Uni- 
versities Association and the Association of State Uni- 
versities and Land-Grant Colleges as stating: "The pri- 
mary beneficiary of higher education is society ... A 
general responsibility rests on society to finance higher 

Regardless of which view they advocate, colleges 

must make some provision for resources in order t( 
keep their doors open. Millsaps is turning to the plai 
advocated by the Omaha editor: charging higher tuition 
J. W. Wood, business manager of Millsaps, says 
"Private educational institutions over the nation receive 
34.3%> of their income from student fees. Millsaps Col 
lege receives over 40% of its income from this source 
Students are being asked to pay more and more of the 
cost of their education in all schools, both public and 

Currently tuition and fees at Millsaps amount to $350 
per semester. In a survey of eleven colleges of compar- 
able enrollment in the area five charge more for tuition 
and fees than Millsaps. But when tuition, fees, room, and 
board are all considered, nine charged more than Mill- 

Mr. Wood states that tuition charges often deter good 
students whose families are not financially equipped to 
send them to college. "Millsaps receives relatively few 
voluntary applications for admission from students in 
financial straits. In many instances such students are 
recruited by the College. Alumni are our best source 
for locating these potential scholars. 

"The cost of tuition as listed in a college catalog 
is too often the guide for selection of a college. Few if any 
colleges in the nation will turn down a qualified student 
simply because he has no money. The college will help 
him find scholarship aid and loan funds." 

But substantial tuition charges are necessary, he 
says. "They help fill the financial gap between income 
and cost of operation created by the increasing cost of 
teaching students, which is greater than the increase 
in allocations of funds for teaching. This gap is greater 
for private institutions such as Millsaps College simply 
because income from endowment investments have 
remained fairly stable and gifts have increased at a 
fairly reasonable rate, while costs have increased at a 
rather astonishing rate. So, while private in- 
stitutions see educational needs which should be ful- 
filled, they often are unable to do anything about them 
because of lack of funds." 

Although Millsaps receives no direct federal sup- 
port, "the federal government is aiding education in 
almost every phase of its work. Millsaps College students 
are now receiving over $50,000 per year in federal loan 
funds. Millsaps faculty members are currently partici- 
pating in projects involving over $20,000 per year from 
the federal government. These research programs 
benefit the school in new equipment. A faculty member 
is able to improve his knowledge and teaching effective- 
ness by means of this research, while the government 
finds new and interesting scientific and sociological 
developments through this type of research." 

What about other income? "Eleven per cent of the 
Millsaps income is received from gifts and grants from 
churches, alumni, friends, and industrial organizations, 
including the Mississippi Foundation of Independent Col- 
leges. The average for the nation for private institutions 
is 11. 6%. 

"Churchmen and alumni are becoming more and 
more aware of their part in education through Millsaps 
College. In addition to continuing financial support, 
these associates of the College can lend tremendous 
aid by (1) selecting good prospective students and 
recommending Millsaps College to them (and vice-versa) 
and (2) being familiar with the current program and aims 
of the College so that they may discuss intelligently and 
authoritatively what goes on at their institution." 




Our Colleges 

ARE America's colleges and universities in good financial health — 
XX or bad? 

Are they pricing themselves out of many students' reach? Or can — and 
should — students and their parents carry a greater share of the cost of 
higher education? 

Can state and local governments appropriate more money for higher 
education? Or is there a danger that taxpayers may "revolt"? 

Does the federal government — now the third-largest provider of funds 
to higher education — pose a threat to the freedom of our colleges and 
universities? Or is the "threat" groundless, and should higher education 
seek even greater federal support? 

Can private donors — business corporations, religious denominations, 
foundations, alumni, and alumnae — increase their gifts to colleges 
and universities as greatly as some authorities say is necessary? Or has 
private philanthropy gone about as far as it can go? 

There is no set of "right" answers to such questions. College and 
university financing is complicated, confusing, and often controversial, 
and even the administrators of the nation's institutions of higher learning 
are not of one mind as to what the best answers are. 

One thing is certain: financing higher education is not a subject for 
"insiders," alone. Everybody has a stake in it. 

THESE DAYS, most of America's colleges and universities manage 
to make ends meet. Some do not: occasionally, a college shuts 
its doors, or changes its character, because in the jungle of educational 
financing it has lost the fiscal fitness to survive. Certain others, qualified 
observers suspect, hang onto life precariously, sometimes sacrificing 
educational quality to conserve their meager resources. But most U.S. 
colleges and universities survive, and many do so with some distinction. 
On the surface, at least, they appear to be enjoying their best financial 
health in history. 

The voice of the bulldozer is heard in our land, as new buildings go 
up at a record rate. Faculty salaries in most institutions — at critically 
low levels not long ago — are, if still a long distance from the high-tax 
brackets, substantially better than they used to be. Appropriations of 
state funds for higher education are at an all-time high. The federal 
government is pouring money into the campuses at an unprecedented 
rate. Private gifts and grants were never more numerous. More students 
than ever before, paying higher fees than ever before, crowd the class- 

How real is this apparent prosperity? Are there danger signals? One 
purpose of this report is to help readers find out. 

Where U.S. colleges 
and universities 
get their income 

How DO colleges and universities get the money they run on? 
By employing a variety of financing processes and philosophies. 
By conducting, says one participant, the world's busiest patchwork 

U.S. higher education's balance sheets — the latest of which shows the 
country's colleges and universities receiving more than $7.3 billion in 
current-fund income — have been known to baflBe even those men and 
women who are at home in the depths of a corporate financial state- 
ment. Perusing them, one learns that even the basic terms have lost their 
old, familiar meanings. 

"Private" institutions of higher education, for example, receive enor- 
mous sums of "public" money — including more federal research funds 
than go to all so-called "public" colleges and universities. 

And "public" institutions of higher education own some of the 
largest "private" endowments. (The endovraient of the University of 
Texas, for instance, has a higher book value than Yale's.) 

When the English language fails him so completely, can higher edu- 
cation's balance-sheet reader be blamed for his baSlement? 

IN A RECENT year, U.S. colleges and universities got their current-fund 
income in this fashion: 
20.7% came from student tuition and fees. 
18.9% came from the federal government. 
22.9% came from state governments. 
2.6% came from local governments. 
6.4% came from private gifts and grants. 


9.4% was other educational and general income, including income 
from endowments. 

17.5% came from auxiliary enterprises, such as dormitories, cafeterias, 
and dining halls. 

1.6% was student-aid income. 

Such a breakdown, of course, does not match the income picture 
at any actual college or university. It includes institutions of many shapes, 
sizes, and financial policies. Some heat their classrooms and pay their 
professors largely with money collected from students. Others receive 
: relatively little from this source. Some balance their budgets with large 
sums from governments. Others not only receive no such funds, but may 
actively spurn them. Some draw substantial interest from their endow- 
ments and receive gifts and grants from a variety of sources. 

"There is something very reassuring about this assorted group of 
patrons of higher education," writes a college president. "They are 
all acknowledging the benefits they derive from a strong system of col- 
leges and universities. Churches that get clergy, communities that get 
better citizens, businesses that get better employees — all share in the 
costs of the productive machinery, along with the student . . . ." 

In the campus-to-campus variations there is often a deep significance; 
an institution's method of financing may tell as much about its philos- 
ophies as do the most eloquent passages in its catalogue. In this sense, 
one should understand that whether a college or university receives 
enough income to survive is only part of the story. How and where it 
- gets its money may have an equally profound effect upon its destiny. 

34.3% of their income 
comes from student fees. 

from Students 20.7 per cent 

I AST FALL, some 4.4 million young Americans were enrolled in the 
A nation's colleges and universities — 2.7 million in public institutions, 
1.7 million in private. 

For most of them, the enrollment process included a stop at a cashier's 
office, to pay tuition and other educational fees. 

How much they paid varied considerably from one campus to another. 
For those attending public institutions, according to a U.S. government 
survey, the median in 1962-63 was $170 per year. For those attending 
private institutions, the median was $690 — four times as high. 

There were such differences as these: 

In public universities, the median charge was $268. 

In public liberal arts colleges, it was $168. 

In public teachers colleges, it was $208. 

In public junior colleges, it was $113. 

Such educational fees, which do not include charges for meals or dormi- 

10% of their income 
conies from student fees. 

TUITION continued 

tory rooms, brought the nation's public institutions of higher education a 
total of S415 million — one-tenth of their entire current-fund income. 

By comparison: 

In private universities, the median charge was $1,038. 

In private liberal arts colleges, it was $751. 

In private teachers colleges, it was $575. 

In private junior colleges, it was $502. 

In 1961-62, such student payments brought the private colleges and 
universities a total of $1.1 billion — more than one-third of their entire 
current-fund income. 

From all students, in all types of institution, America's colleges and 
universities thus collected a total of $1.5 billion in tuition and other 
educational fees. 

Are tuition charges 


too burdensome? 

No NATION puts more stock in maximum college attendance by 
its youth than does the United States," says an American report 
to an international committee. "Yet no nation expects those receiving 
higher education to pay a greater share of its cost." 

The leaders of both private and public colleges and universities are 
worried by this paradox. 

Private-institution leaders are worried because they have no desire to 
see their campuses closed to all but the sons and daughters of well-to-do 
families. But, in eifect, this is what may happen if students must con- 
tinue to be charged more than a third of the costs of providing higher 
education — costs that seem to be eternally on the rise. (Since one-third 
is the average for all private colleges and universities, the students' 
share of costs is lower in some private colleges and universities, con- 
siderably higher in others.) 

Public-institution leaders are worried because, in the rise of tuition 
and other student fees, they see the eventual collapse of a cherished 
American dream : equal educational opportunity for all. Making students 
pay a greater part of the cost of public higher education is no mere 
theoretical threat; it is already taking place, on a broad scale. Last year, 
half of the state universities and land-grant institutions surveyed by 
the federal government reported that, in the previous 12 months, they 
had had to increase the tuition and fees charged to home-state students. 
More than half had raised their charges to students who came from 
other states. 

CAN THE RISE in tuition rates be stopped — at either public or pri- 
vate colleges and universities? 
A few vocal critics think it should not be; that tuition should, in fact, 
go up. Large numbers of students can afford considerably more than 
they are now paying, the critics say. 

"Just look at the student parking lots. You and I are helping to pay 
for those kids' cars with our taxes," one campus visitor said last fall. 
Asked an editorial in a Tulsa newspaper: 

"Why should taxpayers, most of whom have not had the advantage 
of college education, continue to subsidize students in state-supported 
universities who have enrolled, generally, for the frank purpose of 
eventually earning more than the average citizen?" 

An editor in Omaha had similar questions: 

"Why shouldn't tuition cover more of the rising costs? And why 
shouldn't young people be willing to pay higher tuition fees, and if 
necessary borrow the money against their expected earnings? And why 
shouldn't tuition charges have a direct relationship to the prospective 
earning power — less in the case of the poorer-paid professions and 
more in the case of those which are most remunerative?" 

Such questions, or arguments-in-the-form-of-questions, miss the 
main point of tax-supported higher education, its supporters say. 

"The primary beneficiary of higher education is society," says a joint 
statement of the State Universities Association and the Association of 
State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. 

"The process of making students pay an increasing proportion of the 
costs of higher education will, if continued, be disastrous to American 
society and to American national strength. 

"It is based on the theory that higher education benefits only the 
individual and that he should therefore pay immediately and directly 
for its cost — through borrowing if necessary. . . . 

"This is a false theory. ... It is true that great economic and other 
benefits do accrue to the individual, and it is the responsibility of the 
individual to help pay for the education of others on this account — 
through taxation and through voluntary support of colleges and uni- 
versities, in accordance with the benefits received. But even from the 
narrowest of economic standpoints, a general responsibility rests on 
society to finance higher education. The businessman who has things 
to sell is a beneficiary, whether he attends college or not, whether his 
children do or not . . . ." 

Says a university president: "I am worried, as are most educators, 
about the possibility that we will price ourselves out of the market." 

For private colleges — already forced to charge for a large part of the 
cost of providing higher education — the problem is particularly acute. 
As costs continue to rise, where will private colleges get the income to 
meet them, if not from tuition? 

After studying 100 projections of their budgets by private liberal 
arts colleges, Sidney G. Tickton, of the Fund for the Advancement of 
Education, flatly predicted: 

"Tuition will be much higher ten years hence." 

Already, Mr. Tickton pointed out, tuition at many private colleges is 
beyond the reach of large numbers of students, and scholarship aid 
isn't large enough to help. "Private colleges are beginning to realize 
that they haven't been taking many impecunious students in recent 
years. The figures show that they can be expected to take an even smaller 
proportion in the future. 

Or should students 
carry a heavier 
share of the costs? 


TUITION continued 


1.4% of their income 

comes from the states. 

"The facts are indisputable. Private colleges may not like to admit 
this or think of themselves as educators of only the well-heeled, but the 
signs are that they aren't likely to be able to do very much about it in 
the decade ahead." 

What is the outlook at public institutions? Members of the Asso- 
ciation of State Colleges and Universities were recently asked to make 
some predictions on this point. The consensus: 

They expect the tuition and fees charged to their home-state students 
to rise from a median of $200 in 1962-63 to $230, five years later. In 
the previous five years, the median tuition had increased from $150 to 
$200. Thus the rising-tuition trend would not be stopped, they felt — but 
it would be slowed. 

THE ONLY alternative to higher tuition, whether at public or private 
institutions, is increased income from other sources — taxes, gifts, 
grants. If costs continue to increase, such income will have to in- 
crease not merely in proportion, but at a faster rate — if student charges 
are to be held at their present levels. 

What are the prospects for these other sources of income? See the 
pages that follow. 

22.9 per cent from States 


39.7% of their income 

comes from the states. 

COLLEGES and universities depend upon many sources for their fi- 
nancial support. But one source towers high above all the rest: the 
American taxpayer. 

The taxpayer provides funds for higher education through all levels 
of government — federal, state, and local. 

Together, in the most recent year reported, governments supplied 44.4 
per cent of the current-fund income of all U.S. colleges and universities— 
a grand total of S3.2 billion. 

This was more than twice as much as all college and university stu- 
dents paid in tuition fees. It was nearly seven times the total of all 
private gifts and grants. 

By far the largest sums for educational purposes came from state and 
local governments: $1.9 billion, altogether. (Although the federal 
government's over-all expenditures on college and university campuses 
were large— nearly $1.4 billion — all but $262 million was earmarked for 

STATES HAVE HAD a financial interest in higher education since the 
nation's founding. (Even before independence. Harvard and other 
colonial colleges had received government support.) The first state uni- 
versity, the University of Georgia, was chartered in 1785. As settlers 

moved west, each new state received two townships of land from the 
federal government, to support an institution of higher education. 

But the true flourishing of pubHcly supported higher education came 
after the Civil War. State universities grew. Land-grant colleges were 
founded, fostered by the Morrill Act of 1862. Much later, local govern- 
ments entered the picture on a large scale, particularly in the junior- 
college field. 

Today, the U.S. system of publicly supported colleges and universities 
is, however one measures it, the world's greatest. It comprises 743 in- 
stitutions (345 local, 386 state, 12 federal), compared with a total of 
1,357 institutions that are privately controlled. 

Enrollments in the public colleges and universities are awesome, and 
certain to become more so. 

As recently as 1950, half of all college and university students attended 
private institutions. No longer — and probably never again. Last fall, 
the public colleges and universities enrolled 60 per cent — one million 
more students than did the private institutions. And, as more and more 
young Americans go to college in the years ahead, both the number and 
the proportion attending publicly controlled institutions will soar. 

By 1970, according to one expert projection, there will be 7 million 
college and university students. Public institutions will enroll 67 per cent 
of them. 

By 1980, there will be 10 milhon students. Pubhc institutions will 
enroll 75 per cent of them. 

THE FINANCIAL implications of such enrollments are enormous. 
Will state and local governments be able to cope with them? 

In the latest year for which figures have been tabulated, the current- 
fund income of the nation's public colleges and universities was $4. 1 
billion. Of this total, state and local governments supplied more than 
$1.8 biUion, or 44 per cent. To this must be added $790 miUion in capital 
outlays for higher education, including $613 million for new construc- 

In the fast-moving world of public-college and university financing, 
such heady figures are already obsolete. At present, reports the Commit- 
tee for Economic Development, expenditures for higher education are 
the fastest-growing item of state and local-government financing. Be- 
tween 1962 and 1968, while expenditures for all state and local-govern- 
ment activities will increase by about 50 per cent, expenditures for higher 
education will increase 120 per cent. In 1962, such expenditures repre- 
sented 9.5 per cent of state and local tax income; in 1968, they will take 
12.3 per cent. 

Professor M.M. Chambers, of the University of Michigan, has totted 
up each state's tax-fund appropriations to colleges and universities (see 
Hst," next page). He cautions readers not to leap to interstate compari- 
sons; there are too many differences between the practices of the 50 
states to make such an exercise valid. But the differences do not obscure 

Will state taxes 

be sufficient to meet 

the rocketing demand? 


STATE FUNDS continued 

State Tax Funds 

For Higher Education 

Fiscal 1963 

Alabama $22,051,000 

Alaska 3,301,000 

Arizona 20,422,000 

Arkansas 16,599,000 

California..., 243,808,000 

Colorado 29,916,000 

Connecticut... 15,948,000 

Delaware 5,094,000 

Florida 46,043,000 

Georgia 32,162,000 

Hawaii 10,778,000 

Idaho 10,137,000 

Illinois 113,043,000 

Indiana 62,709,000 

Iowa 38,914,000 

Kansas 35,038,000 

Kentucky 29,573,000 

Louisiana.... 46,760,000 

Maine 7,429,000 

Maryland 29,809,000 

Massachusetts. 16,503,000 

Michigan 104,082,000 

Minnesota.... 44,058,000 

Mississippi... 17,500,000 

Missouri 33,253,000 

Change from 1961 

-$346,000 - 1.5% 

+ 978,000 +42% 

+ 4,604,000 +29% 

+ 3,048,000 +22.5% 

+48,496,000 +25% 

+ 6,634,000 +28.25% 

+ 2,868,000 +22% 

+ 1,360,000 +36.5% 

+ 8,780,000 +23.5% 

+ 4,479,000 +21% 

+ 3,404,000 +46% 

+ 1,337,000 +15.25% 

+24,903,000 +28.25% 

+ 12,546,000 +25% 

+ 4,684,000 +13.5% 

+ 7,099,000 +25.5% 

+ 9,901,000 +50.25% 

+ 2,203,000 + 5% 

+ 1,830,000 +32.5% 

+ 3,721,000 +20.5% 

+ 3,142,000 +23.5% 

+ 6,066,000 + 6% 

+ 5,808,000 +15.25% 

+ 1,311,000 + 8% 

+ 7,612,000 +29,5% 

continued opposite 

the fact that, between fiscal year 1961 and fiscal 1963, all states except 
Alabama and Montana increased their tax-fund appropriations to 
higher education. The average was a whopping 24.5 per cent. 

Can states continue to increase appropriations? No one answer will 
serve from coast to coast. 

Poor states will have a particularly difficult problem. The Southern 
Regional Education Board, in a recent report, told why: 

"Generally, the states which have the greatest potential demand for 
higher education are the states which have the fewest resources to meet 
the demand. Rural states like Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and 
South Carolina have large numbers of college-age young people and 
relatively small per-capita income levels." Such states, the report con- 
cluded, can achieve educational excellence only if they use a larger pro- 
portion of their resources than does the nation as a whole. 

A leading Western educator summed up his state's problem as fol- 

"Our largest age groups, right now, are old people and youngsters 
approaching college age. Both groups depend heavily upon the pro- 
ducing, taxpaying members of our economy. The elderly demand state- 
financed welfare; the young demand state-financed education. 

"At present, however, the producing part of our economy is com- 
posed largely of 'depression babies' — a comparatively small group. For 
the next few years, their per-capita tax burden will be pretty heavy, and 
it may be hard to get them to accept any big increases." 

But the alternatives to more tax money for public colleges and uni- 
versities — higher tuition rates, the turning away of good students — may 
be even less acceptable to many taxpayers. Such is the hope of those 
who believe in low-cost, public higher education. 

EVERY projection of future needs shows that state and local gov- 
ernments must increase their appropriations vastly, if the people's 
demands for higher education are to be met. The capacity of a gov- 
ernment to make such increases, as a California study has pointed out, 
depends on three basic elements: 

1) The size of the "stream of income" from which the support for 
higher education must be drawn; 

2) The efficiency and effectiveness of the tax system; and 

3) The will of the people to devote enough money to the purpose. 
Of these elements, the third is the hardest to analyze, in economic 

terms. It may well be the most crucial. 

Here is why: 

In their need for increased state and local funds, colleges and univer- 
sities will be in competition with growing needs for highways, urban 
renewal, and all the other services that citizens demand of their govern- 
ments. How the available tax funds will be allocated will depend, in 
large measure, on how the people rank their demands, and how insist- 
ently they make the demands known. 

"No one should know better than our alumni the importance of 
having society invest its money and faith in the education of its young 
people," Allan W. Ostar, director of the Office of Institutional Research, 
said recently. "Yet all too often we find alumni of state universities 
who are not willing to provide the same opportunity to future genera- 
tions that they enjoyed. Our alumni should be leading the fight for 
adequate tax support of our public colleges and universities. 

"If they don't, who will?" 

To SOME Americans, the growth of state-supported higher educa- 
tion, compared with that of the private colleges and universities, 
has been disturbing for other reasons than its effects upon the tax rate. 

One cause of their concern is a fear that government dollars inevitably 
will be accompanied by a dangerous sort of government control. The 
fabric of higher education, they point out, is laced with controversy, 
lew ideas, and challenges to all forms of the status quo. Faculty 
members, to be effective teachers and researchers, must be free of 
reprisal or fears of reprisal. Students must be encouraged to experiment, 
;o question, to disagree. 

The best safeguard, say those who have studied the question, is legal 
lutonomy for state-supported higher education: independent boards 
Df regents or trustees, positive protections against interference by state 
igencies, post-audits of accounts but no line-by-line political control 
Dver budget proposals — the latter being a device by which a legislature 
night be able to cut the salary of an "offensive" professor or stifle 
mother's research. Several state constitutions already guarantee such 
lutonomy to state universities. But in some other states, college and 
jniversity administrators must be as adept at pohticking as at edu- 
;ating, if their institutions are to thrive. 

Another concern has been voiced by many citizens. What will be the 
effects upon the country's private colleges, they ask, if the public- 
ligher-education establishment continues to expand at its present rate? 
With state-financed institutions handling more and more students — 
md, generally, charging far lower tuition fees than the private insti- 
;utions can afford — how can the small private colleges hope to survive? 

President Robert D. Calkins, of the Brookings Institution, has said: 

"Thus far, no promising alternative to an increased reliance on 
Dublic institutions and public support has appeared as a means of 
iealing with the expanding demand for education. The trend may be 
;hecked, but there is nothing in sight to reverse it. . . . 

"Many weak private institutions may have to face a choice between 
insolvency, mediocrity, or qualifying as pubhc institutions. But en- 
larged opportunities for many private and public institutions will exist, 
aften through cooperation By pooling resources, all may be strength- 
ened. ... In view of the recent support the hberal arts colleges have elicited, 
the more enterprising ones, at least, have an undisputed role for future 

Fiscal 1963 Change from 1961 

Montana $11,161,000 -$ 70,000 -0.5% 

Nebraska.... 17,078,000 +1,860,000 -H2.25% 

Nevada 5,299,000 +1,192,000 +29% 

New Hampshire 4,733,000 + 627,000 +15.25% 

New Jersey... 34,079,000 +9,652,000 +39.5% 

NewlVlexico.. 14,372,000 +3,133,000 +28% 

NewYorl<.... 156,556,000 +67,051,000 +75% 

North Carolina 36,532,000 + 6,192,000 +20.5% 

North Dakota. 10,386,000 + 1,133,000 +12.25% 

Ohio 55,620,000 +10,294,000 +22.5% 

Oklahoma... 30,020,000 +3,000,000 +11% 

Oregon 33,423,000 +4,704,000 +16.25% 

Pennsylvania. 56,187,000 +12,715,000 +29.5% 

Rhode Island. 7,697,000 +2,426,000 +46% 

South Carolina 15,440,000 + 2,299,000 +17.5% 

South Dakota. 8,702,000 + 574,000 + 7% 

Tennessee... 22,359,000 + 5,336,000 +31.25% 

Texas 83,282,000 +16,327,000 +24.5% 

Utah 15,580,000 +2,441,000 +18.5% 

Vermont 3,750,000 + 351,000 +10.25% 

Virginia 28,859,000 +5,672,000 +24.5% 

Washington... 51,757,000 +9,749,000 +23.25% 

West Virginia. 20,743,000 +3,824,000 +22.5% 

Wisconsin.... 44,670,000 +7,253,000 +19.5% 

Wyoming 5,599,000 + 864,000 +18.25% 

TOTALS .... $1 ,808,825,000 +$357,499,000 



18.9 per cent from Washington 


19.1% of their income 

comes from Washington. 

I SEEM TO SPEND half my life on the jets between here and Washing- 
ton," said an official of a private university on the West Coast, not 
long ago. 

"We've decided to man a Washington office, full time," said the 
spokesman for a state university, a few miles away. 

For one in 20 U.S. institutions of higher education, the federal govern- 
ment in recent years has become one of the biggest facts of financial 
life. For some it is the biggest. "The not-so-jolly long-green giant," one 
man calls it. 

Washington is no newcomer to the campus scene. The difference, 
today, is one of scale. Currently the federal government spends between 
$1 billion and $2 billion a year at colleges and universities. So vast are 
the expenditures, and so diverse are the government channels through 
which they flow to the campuses, that a precise figure is impossible to 
come by. The U.S. Office of Education's latest estimate, covering fiscal 
1962, is that Washington was the source of $1,389 billion — or nearly 
19 per cent — of higher education's total current-fund income. 

"It may readily be seen," said Congresswoman Edith Green of Ore- 
gon, in a report last year to the House Committee on Education and 
Labor, "that the question is not whether there shall be federal aid to 

Federal aid exists. It is big and is growing. 


18.6% of their income 

comes from Washington. 

THE word aid, however, is misleading. Most of the federal govern- 
ment's expenditures in higher education — more than four and a 
half times as much as for all other purposes combined — are for research 
that the government needs. Thus, in a sense, the government is the pur- 
chaser of a commodity; the universities, like any other producer with 
whom the government does business, supply that commodity. The re- 
lationship is one of quid pro quo. 

Congresswoman Green is quick to acknowledge this fact: 

"What has not been . . . clear is the dependency of the federal govern- 
ment on the educational system. The government relies upon the uni- 
versities to do those things which cannot be done by government person- 
nel in government facilities. 

"It turns to the universities to conduct basic research in the fields 
of agriculture, defense, medicine, public health, and the conquest of 
space, and even for managing and staff"ing of many governmental re- 
search laboratories. 

"It relies on university faculty to judge the merits of proposed re- 

"It turns to them for the management and direction of its foreign aid 
programs in underdeveloped areas of the world. 

"It relies on them for training, in every conceivable field, of govern- 
ment personnel — both military and civilian." 

THE FULL RANGE of federal-government relationships with U.S. high- 
er education can only be suggested in the scope of this report. 
Here are some examples: 

I Land-grant colleges had their origins in the Morrill Land Grant Col- 
lege Act of 1862, when the federal government granted public lands to 
the states for the support of colleges "to teach such branches of learning 

t as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts," but not excluding 

' science and classics. Today there are 68 such institutions. In fiscal 1962, 
the federal government distributed $10.7 million in land-grant funds. 

The armed forces operate officers training programs in the colleges and 
universities — their largest source of junior officers. 

Student loans, under the National Defense Education Act, are the 
major form of federal assistance to undergraduate students. They are 
administered by 1,534 participating colleges and universities, which 
select recipients on the basis of need and collect the loan repayments. In 
fiscal 1962, more than 170,000 undergraduates and nearly 15,000 gradu- 
ate students borrowed $90 million in this way. 

"The success of the federal loan program," says the president of a 

■ college for women, "is one of the most significant indexes of the im- 
portant place the government has in financing private as well as public 
educational institutions. The women's colleges, by the way, used to scoff 
at the loan program. 'Who would marry a girl with a debt?' people 
asked. 'A girl's dowry shouldn't be a mortgage,' they said. But now 
more than 25 per cent of our girls have government loans, and they 
don't seem at all perturbed." 
FeUowship grants to graduate students, mostly for advanced work in 

I science or engineering, supported more than 35,000 persons in fiscal 
1962. Cost to the government: nearly $104 million. In addition, around 
20,000 graduate students served as paid assistants on government- 
sponsored university research projects. 

Dormitory loans through the college housing program of the Housing 
and Home Finance Agency have played a major role in enabling col- 
leges and universities to build enough dormitories, dining halls, student 
unions, and health facilities for their burgeoning enrollments. Between 
1951 and 1961, loans totaling more than $1.5 billion were approved. 
Informed observers beheve this program finances from 35 to 45 per 
cent of the total current construction of such facilities. 

Grants for research facilities and equipment totaled $98.5 milhon in 
fiscal 1962, the great bulk of which went to universities conducting 
scientific research. The National Science Foundation, the National 
Institutes of Health, the National Aeronautics and Space Administra- 
tion, and the Atomic Energy Commission are the principal sources of 
such grants. A Department of Defense program enables institutions to 
build facilities and write off the cost. 

To help finance new classrooms, libraries, and laboratories. Congress 
last year passed a $1,195 billion college aid program and, said President 

Can federal dollars 
properly be called 
federal "aid"? 

FEDERAL FUNDS continued 


of Federal research funds 

go to these 10 institutions: 

U. of California 

U. of Illinois 

Mass. Inst, of Tectinology 

Stanford U. 

Columbia U. 

U. of Chicago 

U. of Michigan 

U. of Minnesota 

Harvard U. 

Cornell U. 

Johnson, thus was "on its way to doing more for education than any 
since the land-grant college bill was passed 100 years ago." 

Support for medical education through loans to students and funds for 
construction was authorized by Congress last fall, when it passed a $236 
million program. 

To strengthen the curriculum in various ways, federal agencies spent 
approximately $9.2 million in fiscal 1962. Samples: A $2 million Na- 
tional Science Foundation program to improve the content of science 
courses; a $2 million Office of Education program to help colleges and 
universities develop, on a matching-fund basis, language and area-study 
centers; a $2 million Public Health Service program to expand, create, 
and improve graduate work in public health. 

Support for international programs involving U.S. colleges and univer- 
sities came from several federal sources. Examples: Funds spent by the 
Peace Corps for training and research totaled more than $7 million. The 
Agency for International Development employed some 70 institutions 
to administer its projects overseas, at a cost of about $26 milUon. The 
State Department paid nearly $6 miUion to support more than 2,500 
foreign students on U.S. campuses, and an additional $1.5 miUion to 
support more than 700 foreign professors. 


of Federal research funds 
go to the above 10 -f these 15: 

U. of Wisconsin 
U. of Pennsylvania 
New York U. 
Ohio State U. 
U. of Washington 
Johns Hopkins U. 
U. of Texas 

Yale U. 

Princeton U. 

Iowa State U. 

Cal. Inst, of Technology 

U. of Pittsburgh 

Northwestern U. 

Brown U. 

U. of Maryland 

BUT the greatest federal influence, on many U.S. campuses, comes 
through the government's expenditures for research. 

As one would expect, most of such expenditures are made at univer- 
sities, rather than at colleges (which, with some exceptions, conduct 
little research). 

In the 1963 Godkin Lectures at Harvard, the University of California's 
President Clark Kerr called the federal government's support of research, 
starting in World War II, one of the "two great impacts [which], beyond 
all other forces, have molded the modern American university system 
and made it distinctive." (The other great impact: the land-grant college 

At the institutions where they are concentrated, federal research funds 
have had marked effects. A self-study by Harvard, for example, revealed 
that 90 per cent of the research expenditures in the university's physics 
department were paid for by the federal government; 67 per cent in the 
chemistry department; and 95 per cent in the division of engineering and 
applied physics. 

Is THIS government-dollar dominance in many universities' research 
budgets a healthy development? 
After analyzing the role of the federal government on their campuses, 
a group of universities reporting to the Carnegie Foundation for the 
Advancement of Teaching agreed that "the effects [of government ex- 
penditures for campus-based research projects] have, on balance, been 
Said the report of one institution: 
"The opportunity to make expenditures of this size has permitted a 

research effort far superior to anything that could have been done with- 
out recourse to government sponsors. . . . 

"Any university that decHned to participate in the growth of spon- 
sored research would have had to pay a high price in terms of the quality 
of its faculty in the science and engineering areas. . . ." 

However, the university-government relationship is not without its 

One of the most irksome, say many institutions, is the government's 
failure to reimburse them fully for the "indirect costs" they incur in 
connection with federally sponsored research — costs of administration, 
of libraries, of operating and maintaining their physical plant. If the 
government fails to cover such costs, the universities must — often by 
drawing upon funds that might otherwise be spent in strengthening 
areas that are not favored with large amounts of federal support, e.g., 
the humanities. 

Some see another problem: faculty members may be attracted to cer- 
tain research areas simply because federal money is plentiful there. 
"This . . . may tend to channel their efforts away from other important 
research and . . . from their teaching and public-service responsibilities," 
one university study said. 

The government's emphasis upon science, health, and engineering, 
some persons beheve, is another drawback to the federal research ex- 
penditures. "Between departments, a form of imbalance may result," 
said a recent critique. "The science departments and their research may 
grow and prosper. The departments of the humanities and social sci- 
ences may continue, at best, to maintain their status quo." 

"There needs to be a National Science Foundation for the humani- 
ties," says the chief academic officer of a Southern university which gets 
approximately 20 per cent of its annual budget from federal grants. 

"Certainly government research programs create imbalances within 
departments and between departments," said the spokesman for a lead- 
ing Catholic institution, ' 'but so do many other influences at work within 

a university Imbalances must be hved with and made the most of, if 

a level of uniform mediocrity is not to prevail." 

THE CONCENTRATION of federal funds in a few institutions — usually 
the institutions which already are financially and educationally 
strong — makes sense from the standpoint of the quid pro quo philoso- 
phy that motivates the expenditure of most government funds. The 
strong research-oriented universities, obviously, can deliver the commod- 
ity the government wants. 

But, consequently, as a recent Carnegie report noted, "federal support 
is, for many colleges and universities, not yet a decisive or even a highly 
influential fact of academic life." 

Why, some persons ask, should not the government conduct equally 
well-financed programs in order to improve those colleges and uni- 
versities which are not strong — and thus raise the quality of U.S. higher 
education as a whole? 


of Federal research funds 

go to the 25 opposite + these 75: 

Pennsylvania State U. 

Duke U. 

U. of Southern Cal. 

Indiana U. 

U. of Rocfiester 

Washington U. 

U. of Colorado 

Purdue U. 

George Washington U. 

Western Reserve U. 

Florida State U. 

Yeshiva U. 

U. of Florida 

U. of Oregon 

U. of Utah 

Tulane U. 

U. of N. Carolina 

Michigan State U. 

Polytechnic Inst, of 

U. of Miami 
U. of Tennessee 
U. of Iowa 
Texas A. & M. Col. 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst 
U. of Kansas 
U. of Arizona 
Vanderbilt U. 
Syracuse U. 
Oregon State U. 
Ga. Inst, of Technology 
U. of Virginia 
Rutgers U. 
Louisiana State U. 
Carnegie Inst, of Technology 
U. of Oklahoma 
N. Carolina State U. 
Illinoislnst. of Technology 

Wayne State U. 

Baylor U. 

U. of Denver 

U. of Missouri 

U. of Georgia 

U. of Arkansas 

U. of Nebraska 

Tufts U. 

U. of Alabama 

New Mexico State U. 

Washington State U. 

Boston U. 

U. of Buffalo 

U. of Kentucky 

U. of Cincinnati 

Stevens Inst, of Technology 

Oklahoma State U. 

Georgetown U. 

Medical Col. of Virginia 

Mississippi State U. 

Colorado State U. 

Auburn U. 

Dartmouth Col. 

Emory U. 

U. of Vermont 

Brandeis U. 

Marquette U. 

Jefferson Medical Col. 

Va. Polytechnic Inst. 

U. of Louisville 

Kansas State U. 

St. Louis U. 

West Virginia U. 

U. of Hawaii 

U. of Mississippi 

Notre Dame U. 

U. of New Mexico 

Temple U. 


But others are more optimistic. Says the CFAE: 

"Fifteen years ago nobody could safely have predicted the level of 
voluntary support of higher education in 1962. Its climb has been spec- 
tacular. . . . 

"So, on the record, it probably is safe to say that the potential of 
voluntary support of U.S. higher education has only been scratched. 
The people have developed a quenchless thirst for higher learning and, 
equally, the means and the will to support its institutions adequately." 

A LUMNi AND ALUMNAE will have a critical role to play in determining 
X^ whether the projections turn out to have been sound or unrealistic. 

Of basic importance, of course, are their own gifts to their alma 
maters. The American Alumni Council, in its most recent year's com- 
pilation, reported that alumni support, as measured from the reports 
of 927 colleges and universities, had totaled $196.7 million— a new 

Lest this figure cause alumni and alumnae to engage in unrestrained 
self-congratulations, however, let them consider these words from one 
of the country's veteran (and most outspoken) alumni secretaries: 

"Of shocking concern is the lack of interest of most of the alumni. . . . 
The country over, only about one-fifth on the average pay dues to their 
alumni associations; only one-fourth on the average contribute to their 
alumni funds. There are, of course, heartwarming instances where 
participation reaches 70 and 80 per cent, but they are rare. . . ." 

Commenting on these remarks, a fund-raising consultant wrote: 

"The fact that about three-fourths of college and university alumni 
do not contribute anything at all to their alma maters seems to be a 
strong indication that they lack sufficient feeling of responsibility to 
support these institutions. There was a day when it could be argued 
that this support was not forthcoming because the common man 
simply did not have funds to contribute to universities. While this argu- 
ment is undoubtedly used today, it carries a rather hollow ring in a 
nation owning nearly two cars for every family and so many pleasure 
boats that there is hardly space left for them on available water." 

Alumni support has an importance even beyond the dollars that 
it yields to higher education. More than 220 business corporations will 
match their employees' contributions. And alumni support — particu- 
larly the percentage of alumni who make gifts — is frequently used by 
other prospective donors as a guide to how much they should give. 

Most important, alumni and alumnae wear many hats. They are indi- 
vidual citizens, corporate leaders, voters, taxpayers, legislators, imion 
members, church leaders. In every role, they have an effect on college 
and university destinies. Hence it is alumni and alumnae, more than any 
other group, who will determine whether the financial health of U.S. 
higher education will be good or bad in years to come. 

What will the verdict be? No reader can escape the responsibility of 
rendering it. 

The report on this and the preceding 15 
pages is the product of a cooperative en- 
deavor in which scores of schools, colleges, 
and universities arc taking part. It was 
prepared under the direction of the group 
listed below, who form editorial projects 
FOR EDUCATION, a non-profit organization 
associated with the American Alumni 
Council. (The editors, of course, speak for 
themselves and not for their institutions.) 
Copyright © 1964 by Editorial Projects for 
Education, Inc. All rights reserved; no 
part may be reproduced without express 
permission of the editors. Printed in U.S.A. 


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The University of Oregon 


Wesleyan University 


Washington University 


The University of Pennsylvania 


The University of California 


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The Ohio State University 


Dartmouth College 


Simmons College 


The Johns Hopkins University 


Sweet Briar College 


Brown University 


Executive Editor 

Acknowledgments: The editors acknowledge with 
thanks the help of Sally Adams, Washington Stan 
University; Harriet Coble, The University of Ne- 
braska; James Gunn, The University of Kansas, 
Jack McGuire, The University of Texas; Joe Sher- 
man, Clemson College; Howard Snethen, Dukt 
University; Jack Taylor, The University of Missouri. 
Photographs by Peter Dechert Associates: Waltei 
Holt, Leif Skoogfors, Peter Dechert. 

Events of Note 

(Continued from Page 4) 
increased understanding and support. 
He stated that the Alumni Associa- 
tion had recommended that the De- 
velopment Program be revamped and 
stepped up and that the Alumni As- 
sociation appoint a representative to 
the Development Committee. 

At the semi-annual meeting of the 
Board of Directors during the morn- 
ing the Grass Roots program was pre- 
sented, replacing the regular com- 
mittee ineetings. 

Bishop Marvin Franklin was given 
life-time membership in the Alumni 
Association in ceremonies at the ban- 

Dr. M. L. Smith, president of the 
College from 1938 to 1952, was honored. 
A portrait of him painted by Karl 
Wolfe was unveiled and has been hung 
in Murrah Hall. 

Alumni attended athletic events, a 
campus barbecue, reunions, faculty- 
led seminars, the banquet, and a re- 
ception for Dr. and Mrs. Smith. The 
farewell concert of the Troubadours 
before departure tor Europe climaxed 
the day. 


Millsaps alumni have named Robert 
M. Mayo, vice-president of Hinds Jun- 
ior College in Raymond, Mississippi, 
to serve as president of the Alumni 
Association for 1964-65. 

Announcement of the results of a 
ballot-by-mail election was made at 
the Alumni Day banquet on May 16. 

Named to serve with Mr. Mayo dur- 
ing the coming year were Dr. J. H. 
Holleman, of Columbus, Mississippi, 
Lawrence W. Rabb, of Meridian, Mis- 
sissippi, and Bryant Ridgway, of Jack- 
son, vice-presidents; and Miss Martha 
Kendrick, Jackson, secretary. 


Four grants totaling approximately 
f32,000 have been received recently. 

Three of them were National Science 
Foundation grants to support "Under- 
graduate Instructional Scientific 
Equipment Programs." The fourth 
was a General Electric grant for the 
purchase of X-ray diffraction and 
X-ray emission equipment. 
The NSF grants are as follows: 
$10,880 to the chemistry department 
for the purchase of equipment to 

support a revamped chemistry cur- 

$4,380 to the physics department for 
the purchase of a liquid scintillation 
spectrometer, a grating spectograph, 
and a Mettler analytical balance; 
$5,790 to the biology department to 
support a three-part program of 
curriculum revision and reorgani- 
zation — specifically, for the con- 
struction of a greenhouse. 

All four grants must be matched by 

The GE grant will cover approxi- 
mately half of the cost of the purchase 
and installation of the complete X-ray 
equipment, valued at $25,000, which 
will be used by all the departments 
in the Science Division. Officials said 
that the chief characteristics of the 
equipment are the speed with which 
it makes analyses, its accuracy, and 
the basis for comparison which the 
diffractographs provide. 

Two of the grants were based on cur- 
riculum revision and reorganization, 
a most important feature and a most 
vital necessity in these days of ac- 
celerated scientific development. 

Changes in the biology program will 
center around a shift from studies 
of prepared and preserved specimens 
to living organisms. This will include 
strengthening and enlarging depart- 
mental offerings in botany and the ad- 
dition of more adequate environmental 
control equipment for the undergrad- 
uate research program. 

The control equipment refers prin- 
cipally to a greenhouse which will be 
built with the NSF grant funds. 

The new chemistry curriculum is 
designed to allow more time for sen- 
iors to study a broader range of ad- 
vanced subjects and to engage in re- 

Under the new plan freshmen will 
be offered an upgraded general chem- 
istry course. During the sophomore 
year chemistry majors will take 
courses on the theory and practice of 
classical laboratory techniques and 
the theory and practice of instrument- 
al methods of analysis. 

The junior year will be devoted to 
organic and physical chemistry. The 
senior year will then be used for 
courses in advanced areas and re- 

Officials said that the plan of of- 
fering the course on theory and prac- 
tice of instrumental methods of analy- 
sis to sophomores is unique. Few if 
any other colleges follow this plan. 


Two new faculty members were ad- 
ded to the faculty at the beginning 
of the summer session. 

Dr. C. T. Mansfield, who taught on 
a part-time basis last year, assumed 
full-time status as assistant professor 
of chemistry, and Dr. Thomas Cochis 
was named assistant professor of bi- 

A graduate of Mississippi College, 
Dr. Mansfield received the Ph.D. de- 
gree from the University of Florida. 
He was the recipient of several schol- 
arships at Mississippi College and at- 
tended the University of Florida under 
the auspices of a National Science 
Foundation Cooperative Fellowship 
and teaching and research assistant- 

Dr. Cochis is a graduate of McNeese 
State College in Lake Charles, Louis- 
iana. He received the Master of 
Science and Doctor of Philosophy de- 
grees from Louisiana State University. 
He has served as an instructor at LSU 
for the past four years. 


Slated to join the faculty during the 
second semester of summer school is 
Harper Davis, who will serve as head 
football and baseball coach. 

Mr. Davis replaces Ray Thornton 
in the coaching position. Mr. Thorn- 
ton resigned as coach but will remain 
as a member of the physical education 
teaching staff. 

A former backfield star with the Chi- 
cago Bears and Green Bay Packers, 
Mr. Davis is a graduate of Mississippi 
State University, where he was a 
member of the football team four 
years. He holds the Bachelor of 
Science and Master of Education de 
grees. He attended Millsaps under the 
Navy V-5 program. 

Mr. Davis comes to Millsaps from 
West Point, Mississippi, where he was 
head coach and principal of the high 
school. In the past two seasons his 
teams finished second in the Little 
Ten Conference, compiling a 7-3 record 
in 1962 and a 10-1 record in 1963. His 
1953 team was rated 14th in the state 
by a wire service. 



Political internships were served 
this year by two Millsaps College stu- 
dents through a cooperative program 
between the Mississippi Legislature 
and the Millsaps political science de- 

Stan Taylor, of Natchez, and David 
Reynolds, of luka, gained direct ex- 
perience in the operation of Missis- 
sippi legislative government by serv- 
ing as assistants to members of the 
Legislature. The unique plan was de- 
veloped by Dr. Gordon Henderson, 
chairman of the political science de- 

Julia Margaret Berbette, '62-'64, to 
Ensign Romuel Collins Wright, USN, 
'63. Living in Norfolk, Virginia. 

Marion Shirley Brooks, '59-'60, to 
Hunter Stevens Neubert. 

Eva Rose Burke to Lt. William 
Robert Brown, '59-'60. Living in Jack- 

Frances Evelyn Burt, '63, to Dan 
LeRoy Wofford. 

Shirley Anne Carr, '62, to Charles 
William Martin. Living in Jackson. 

Marilyn Frances Fincher, '64, to 
Johnny Frank Hathcock. 

Lynda Jean Fowler, '64, to Robert 
Allen Shive, Jr. Living in Dallas, 

Linda Elizabeth Freeman to John 
Hayes Clark, '61-'62. Living in Bir- 
mingham, Alabama. 

Ida Elizabeth Groome, '50-'51, to 
John Parker Burg. 

Judith Carol Johnson to Charles 
Hubert Ferguson, Jr., '56-'58. 

Donna Kerby, '64, to Reginald F. 
McDonald, Jr. Living in Meridian, 

Mary Eloise Ladner, '60-'61, to Leon- 
ard Blackwell, Jr. Living in Oxford, 

Gwendolyn Anne McKeithen, '62-'63, 
to the Reverend Dale Bailey. Living 
in Pasadena. California. 

Margaret Ann M err ell, '60, to Claude 
Joseph Smith, "53. Living in Jackson. 

Jacquelyn Eloise Miller, '64, to Jack 
Moore Nabors, '63. 

Margaret Nell Mitchell, '60-'61, to 
John Small McDougal, '59-'61. Living 
in Greenville, Mississippi. 

Merrilyn Edith Mounger, '62-'63, to 
Robert Hiram Henry, III, '61 -'63. Liv- 
ing in Jackson. 

Shirley Jean Prouty, '62, to Harrison 
Wells McCraw. Living in New Or- 
leans. Louisiana. 

Martha Adrienne Ray, '61, to Gerald 
Dale Novak. Living in Hattiesburg, 

Mabel Etta Rhodes to Charles Allen 
Ozborn, '60. Living in Jackson. 

Lillian Anne Roach, '58-'59, to Dr. 
James Thomas Williams. 

Marian Frances Root, '50-'52, to 
John Robert Norton. 

Patricia Dolores Sims to Will Davis 
Brantley, Jr., '59-'61. Living in Frank- 
fort, Kentucky. 

Jennifer Stocker, '64, to Herbert 
Spencer Yates. Living in Stuttgart, 

Mamie Carolyn Teaster, '63, to 
James Reid Paterson, '60-'62. Living 
in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Angela Vallas, '62, to Nick L. Gionis. 
Living in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Candye Vassar, '61-'64, to Ensign 
Robert Henry Slay, USN. Living in 
Pensacola. Florida. 

f UTo^t ALO^^N' 

(Children listed in this column must 
be under one year of age. Please re- 
port births promptly to assure publi- 
cation. ) 

Edith Catherine Aldridge, born 
March 10 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. 
Aldridge (Martha Jean Scott), '62 and 
'59-'62, of State College, Mississippi. 

Dianne Leigh Blanton, born April 4 
to Dr. and Mrs. Terrell Davis Blanton, 
of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Blan- 
ton graduated in 1959. Dianne was 
welcomed by Douglas Terrell, 5, and 
Donna Michelle, 2. 

Jennifer Lynn Burford, born Febru- 
ary 10 to Dr. and Mrs. Hugh J. Bur- 
ford, Jr., of Winston-Salem, North Car- 
olina. Dr. Burford graduated in 1954. 
The newcomer was greeted by Jona- 
than Mark. 

Mark Douglas Campbell, born May 
12 to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Campbell, 
of Jackson. Mr. Campbell attended ire 
1955-59. The newcomer was welcomed' 
by Donna Ruth, 4Vz, and Brien, 2. 

Susan Woodson Hamilton, born 
March 29 to Mr. and Mrs. Joshua P. 
Hamilton (Judith Hill Jones, '58-'59), 
of Texas City, Texas. She was wel- 
comed by Sarah Lynn, 2. 

Melinda Fae Hardy, born December 
17 to Dr. and Mrs. R. C. Hardy (Ida 
Fae Emmerich, '48), of San Antonio, 
Texas. She was greeted by Charles, 
5, Donald, 2, and Brent, 1. 

Mary Elizabeth Hinds, born May 14 
to Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Hinds, Jr. 
(Ora Elizabeth O'Neil), '59 and '57, 
of Jackson. Betsy was welcomed by 
JoJo, 41/2, and Joy, 20 months. 

John Edward Inkster, born March 
23 to Mr. and Mrs. James Edward 
Inkster (Lucy Charles Price), '56-'57 
and '57, of Garland, Texas. The new 
arrival was greeted by Don, 4. and 
Ann, 2. 

Lee Anne Jones, born June 12 to Dr. 
and Mrs. H. Read Jones of Saltillo, 
Mississippi. Dr. Jones graduated in 

Scott Bradford Lemon, born April 
19 to Mr. and Mrs. Brad Lemon (Nan- 
cy Neyman, '59), of Tupelo, Missis- 
sippi. Scott Bradford was welcomed 
by Kelly, 21 months. 

Mary Eloise Lewis, born January IC 
to the Reverend and Mrs. B. F. Lewis 
(Sally Ann McDonald), '53 and •53-'54, 
of Myrtle, Mississippi. 

Kathryn Anne Merrell, born June 4 
to Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Merrell, Jr.. 
of Jackson. Dr. Merrell graduated in 
1957. The newcomer was welcomed 
by Elizabeth, 2V2, and Lynette, iy2. 

Jeffrey Allen Minar, born Septem- 
ber 17 to Captain and Mrs. G. H. Minar 
(Barbara Kay Goodyear, '58-'60), oi 
Hawthorne, California. The new ar 
rival was greeted by Steve, 2. 

Robert Bryant Moore, born March 
27 to Dr. and Mrs. John W. Moore 
(Virginia Edge), both '53, of Selma, 
Alabama. The newcomer was wel- 
comed by Elizabeth, 5, and Rebecca, 

Gregory Kenneth Patterson, borr 
May 22 to Mr. and Mrs. Ken Patterson 
(Marlene Brantley), '48-'50 and '56, 
of Decatur, Georgia. The newcomer 
was greeted by Susan, 9, and Kim- 
berly, 6. 

Kevin Alexander Smith, born De- 
cember 28 to Lt. and Mrs. Leverne O. 
Smith, USN, of Norfolk, Virginia. Lt. 
Smith graduated in 1957. 

James David Thames, born Novem- 
ber 15 to Mr. and Mrs. John Mack 
Thames (Barbara Yeagley, '55-'57), of 
Hammond, Louisiana. 


Evelyn Elizabeth Ware, born March 
25 to the Reverend and Mrs. Brister 
Hagaman Ware, of Hattiesburg, Mis- 
sissippi. Mr. Ware attended in 1954-56. 
Evelyn Elizabeth was welcomed by 
Clarke Brister, 21/2. 

Jan Marie Waring, born March 28 
to Dr. and Mrs. M. Elton Waring, of 
Tylertown, Mississippi. Dr. Waring 
graduated in 1945. Jan Marie was 
welcomed by Sue Beth, 10, and Don, 5. 

Lisa Elizabeth Watkins, born April 
30 and adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Wil- 
liam M. Watkins (Beverly Boswell), 
'61 and '62, of Jackson. 

Robin Michelle Williams, born No- 
vember 13 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. 
Williams (Florence Werby, '57-'58), of 
Gulfport, Mississippi. She was wel- 
comed by Kathy, 3, Lynn, 2, and Rob- 
ert, Jr., 1. 

In Memoriam 

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 : 

Harry C. Ash, '27-'30, and former 
Millsaps professor of history, who died 
June 12, after a heart attack. He was 
a resident of Centreville, Mississippi. 

Marvin M. Black, '21, who died of a 
heart attack April 8. He was director 
of public relations for the University of 

Mrs. Thomas H. Blake (Carolyn 
Townes, '24-'27), who died April 7, 
of an apparent heart attack. She was 
a resident of Jackson. 

William Sartor Crisler, '48, who died 
in October. He was a resident of Hous- 
ton, Texas. 

J. R. ("Bob") Gilfoy, '29-'30, who 
died May 18. He was a resident of 
Jackson, where he had formerly been 

Sam B. Lampion, '13, who died 
March 13, following a heart attack. 
He was a resident of Tylertown, Mis- 

Mrs. Henry Luscher (Dora Cham- 
berlain Adams, Grenada '01-'02, '03- 
'06), who died April 5. She was a res- 
ident of Mobile, Alabama. 

Willie Davis Womack, Sr., '12, who 
died May 21 after a long illness. He 
was a resident of Belzoni, Mississippi. 



Millsaps alumni who were referred 
to the committee on superannuate re- 
lations for retirement at the meeting 
of the Mississippi Methodist Confer- 
ence in May were Dr. R. T. Henry, '15, 
member of the General Board of Edu- 
cation of the Methodist Church; the 
Reverend Featherstun Vaughan, '26, 
chaplain for the Veterans Adminis- 
tration; the Reverend L. L. Matheny, 
'28, pastor at Florence; the Reverend 
C. C. Clark, '15, conference treasurer; 
and Dr. Thomas O. Prewitt, '26-28, 
'29-'32, superintendent of the Seashore 
District. Dr. Henry, who was a mis- 
sionary to China for thirty-two years, 
will retire as business manager of the 
Board of Missions this summer. 


Plans for travel, expanded commun- 
ity service, golfing and fishing were 
envisoned by John Warren Steen, '19- 
'21, of Jackson, as the date of his re- 
tirement, March 27, neared. Mr. Steen 
has been an employee of the Jackson 
Post Office for forty years, serving 
as superintendent of the main office 
window service since 1955. He is a 
member of the Board of Deacons of 
the First Baptist Church and the Jack- 
son Civitan Club. 

Edward B. Shearer, '26-'27, has been 
elected to the board of directors of 
the Mississippi Economic Council for 
a three-year term. Mr. Shearer is 
owner and publisher of the North Mis- 
sissippi Herald at Water Valley, Mis- 
sissippi. He is married to the former 
Dolly Dalton and has three children 
and four grandchildren. 


Belhaven College has acquired the 
services of Mrs. Mary Lee Mitchell 
(Mary Lee Stone, '30), as associate 
professor of education, and Miss John- 
nie Webb, '53, as assistant professor of 
languages. Mrs. Mitchell has taught 
in Mississippi public schools and has 
held the positions of elementary school 
music supervisor in Jackson and prin- 
cipal of a Jackson elementary school. 
Miss Webb has been associated with 
the Jackson secondary schools. 

John Brown University in Siloam 
Springs, Arkansas, has awarded the 
honorary doctor of divinity degree to 
the Reverend Derwood Leland Black- 
well, '30. Mr, Blackwell is superinten- 
dent of the Tyler, Texas, district of 
the Methodist Church. He is married 
to the former Kathryn Ramsey. 

J. Howard Lewis, '31, is one of the 
volunteers serving on the speakers' 
bureau of the Mississippi Economic 
Council. Mr. Lewis is president of 
Henderson and Baird Hardware Com- 
pany of Greenwood, Mississippi. 

August 31 is the date set by Dr. 
Marshall S. Hester, '31, for retirement 
as superintendent of the New Mexico 
School for the Deaf, a position which 
he has held since 1944. Awarded the 
honorary Lift. D. degree by Gallaudet 
College in 1960, Dr. Hester has been 
active in numerous professional or- 
ganizations and has indicated that he 
will remain active in the field of teach- 
ing the deaf. Mrs. Hester is the for- 
mer Winifred Scott, '31. 

Stauffer Chemical Company has an- 
nounced the election of James W. 
Dees, '34, as vice-president for em- 
ployee relations. Mr. Dees was for- 
merly director of employee relations 
for the company. He resides in Bronx- 
ville, New York. 

R. Gordon Grantham, '34, served as 
Hinds County chairman for Law Day, 
USA, which was observed throughout 
the nation on May 1. Mr. Grantham 
was a special agent of the FBI for 
eight years before opening the Jackson 
office of the present firm of Brunini, 
Everett, Grantham & Quin in 1945. 

The president of the nation's second 
largest medical association, the South- 
ern Medical Association, Dr. R. D. 
Moreton, '35, was a guest of the Mis- 
sissippi State Medical Association con- 
vention in Jackson in May. Dr. More- 
ton is a noted radiologist in Fort 
Worth, Texas. The Southern Medical 
Association is second only to the Amer- 
ican Medical Association. 


Mississippi chairman of Radio Free 
Europe Fund, Inc , for 1964 is Fred 
J. Ezelle, '37, vice-prosident of Missis- 
sippi Bedding Company in Jackson. 
Mr. Ezelle, a past president of the 
Alumni Association, holds positions of 
leadership in various civic and re- 
ligious organizations. Mrs. Ezelle is 
the former Katherine Ann Grimes, '42. 

The first item on the agenda of 
Josephine Lewis, '38, after retirement 
was a trip to the New York World's 
Fair. Miss Lewis retired this year 
after thirty-four and a half years of 
teaching. The majority of those years 
— twenty-seven — have been spent at 
Poindexter School in Jackson, where 
she taught the fourth grade. 

Robert A. Ivy, '39, has been named 
the first Mississippi regent of the 
American College of Hospital Admin- 
istrators. His selection is the highest 
honor his fellow administrators can 
bestow. He will represent hospital 
administrators of Mississippi who are 
affiliated with the national organiza- 
tion, A past president of both the Mis- 
sissippi Hospital Association and the 
Hospital Conference of the Southeast- 
ern States, Mr. Ivy has served as ad- 
ministrator of Doster Hospital in Co- 
lumbus, Mississippi, for twenty years. 

Dr. John C. Miller, '41, has been 
named associate professor of English 
at the University of South Alabama, 
a newly established state university 
whose facilities are under construc- 
tion at Mobile. Dr. Miller began his 
new duties on June 1. He was pro- 
fessor of English at Bridgewater Col- 
lege in Bridgewater, Virginia. 

The 1964 Golden Deeds Award of the 
Jackson Exchange Club was presented 
to Jessie Lynn Ruff, '39-'42, who is ad- 
ministrative assistant at the Missis- 
sippi State Board of Health. Miss Ruif 
has been active in at least a dozen 
fields of public service. 

Columbia University has named Dr. 
Charles E. Summer, Jr., '41-'42, as- 
sociate dean of the graduate school of 
business. He has also been retained 
as a consultant to the General Elec- 
tric Company, the Roosevelt Hotel in 
New York, the Pharmaceutical Manu- 
facturers Association, the Association 
of Junior Leagues of America, and the 
Universal Match Corporation. He is 
the author of three books on the sub- 
ject of management and business ad- 

Museum Opened 

One of the items in the newly opened 
anthropology museum is this mask 
held by Dr. Clifton Bryant, chairman 
of the sociology department. 

An appointment as Danforth As- 
sociates at the University of Alabama 
for the next two years has been an- 
nounced for Dr. and Mrs. James D. 
Powell (Elizabeth Ann Lampton), '47 
and '49. Dr. Powell is associate pro- 
fessor in the College of Education, 
working primarily with student teach- 
ers. The couple has two children, Mil- 
ton, 11, and Richard, 21/2. 

William T. Haywood, '45-'46, has 
been elected vice-president of the Na- 
tional Association of Educational Buy- 
ers. Mr. Haywood is business mana- 
ger of Mercer University in Macon, 

Thomas W. Guion, '47-'49, has been 
appointed assistant news director of 
the Independent Natural Gas Associa- 
tion of America. Mr. Guion, who was 
formerly oil and gas editor of the 
Shreveport, Louisiana, Times, has 
moved his family to Falls Church, 

First vice-president and president- 
elect of the National Association of 
Junior Auxiliaries for the coming year 
is Mrs. William P. Martin (Milly East, 
'51), of Brookhaven, Mississippi. Mrs. 
Martin was elected during the annual 
convention this summer in Hot 
Springs, Arkansas. She served last 
year as national projects chairman, 
a position held previously by Mrs. 
Carlos Smith (Dorris Liming, '50), of 
Helena, Arkansas. Mrs. Martin de- 

scribes the Junior Auxiliary as "s 
small-town Junior League, dedicatee 
to meeting the needs of the commun 
ity, especially those of underprivilegec 

The Reverend Roy H. Ryan, '52, is 
serving as associate minister in tht 
field of adult education at Lovers 
Lane Methodist Church in Dallas. Ir 
September he will begin graduate 
studies in the field of Christian edui 
cation at Perkins School of Theology 

Glenn Cain, '54, has been named 
principal of North Panola High School 
for the coming session. Mr. Cain 
moves to Sardis, Mississippi, from 
McAdams, Mississippi, where he was 
principal for two years. He has earned 
Master's degrees in history, school 
administration, and guidance. He is 
married and has an eight-year-old sonj 

Recently a flight surgeon with the 
U. S. Marines in South Viet Nam, for 
which he received several citations. 
Dr. William Lynch, Jr., '52-'54, is cur- 
rently participating in a three-year 
residency program in radiology in 
naval and civilian medical centers on 
the East Coast. 

Transferring to the Indiana Con- 
ference of the Methodist Church, the 
Reverend O. Gerald Trigg, '56, has 
been assigned to a church in Indian- 
apolis. Mr. Trigg and his wife, the 
former Rose Cunningham, '57, and 
their two children left their church in 
Biloxi, Mississippi, in early June to 
begin the new assignment. 

The first "Citizen of the Month" 
Award in Batesville, Mississippi, went 
to Dr. Barry Stewart, '53-'56, who 
served as chairman of Project SOS 
in South Panola County. Project SOS 
is, of course, the Salk vaccine pro- 
gram. Dr. Stewart, a dental surgeon, 
has resided in Batesville since leaving 
the Army in 1962. Mrs. Stewart is 
the former Jerre Gee, '57. 

Sojourner Interiors is one of the 
newest businesses in Pascagoula, Mis- 
sissippi, and it is owned by Parker 
Sojourner, '58. Mr. Sojourner grad- 
uated from the Parsons School of De- 
sign in New York. Also in the interior 
decorating line are C. C. Boadwee, '50, 
and Marcus Treadway, '59-'63, both 
members of the staff of Sid Jones, Inc., 
in Jackson. 

Bailey Mortgage Company in Jack- 
son has promoted L. D. <Dick) Pep- 
per, '59, to the position of assistant 
vice-president in charge of mortgage 


loan processing. Mr. Pepper has been 
associated with the company for three 
and one half years. 

Ronald Willoughby, '59, is one of 
eight graduates of the drama school 
of Northwestern University who have 
formed Northwestern Productions, a 
repertory group performing in New 
York City. First production was Hen- 
rik Ibsen's "Little Eyolf," in which 
Mr. Willoughby played Engineer Borg- 
heim. Also definitely scheduled was 
Shaw's "Arms and the Man." Mr. 
Willoughby appeared in an off-Broad- 
way production, "Walk in Darkness," 
last October, and performed in "Rich- 
ard II," "Merry Wives of Windsor," 
and "Othello" at the Champlain 
Shakespeare Festival in Burlington, 
Vermont, last summer. 

In late June Dr. and Mrs. Karl Hat- 
ten (Ruth Land, '59) and one-year-old 
son Karl, Jr., moved to Vicksburg, 
where Dr. Hatten is associated with 
the Vicksburg Clinic and Hospital. 
The Hattens were residents of Jack- 

Cathy Carlson, '56-'59, associate di- 
rector of the Methodist Student Cen- 
ter at Oklahoma University, is leading 
a group of students in a special study 
project in Brazil this summer. After 
her return to the States in the fall she 
will work in New York and study re- 
ligious drama at Union Theological 

Jim Jordan, '56-'58, is teaching art at 
Christian College in Columbia, Mis- 
souri. A one-man show of his draw- 
ings was recently held in Ward Hall 
Gallery of the State University College 
in Plattsburg, New York. In the past 
four years he has received numerous 
awards for his drawings and paintings, 
has had several one-man exhibitions, 
and is represented in many permanent 
and private collections. 

Mississippi's Scottish Rite Fellow at 
George Washington University in 
Washington, D. C, in 1964-65 will be 
A. Y. Brown, Jr., '60. Mr. Brown, who 
will study toward a graduate degree 
in public administration, is employed 
by the Urban Renewal Division in At- 
lanta, Georgia, and will be on leave 
of absence for the term of his fellow- 

Ten of the 1964 graduates at the 
University of Mississippi Medical Cen- 
ter were Millsaps alumni. They are 
Jerald Jackson, '59-'60; James Martin, 
'58-'60; Mrs. J. C. Spruill (Faye Cad- 

dy), '52-54; David Ulmer, '59-'60; 
Walter Brown, Jr., '60; Donald Hop- 
kins, '60; Charles Ozbom, '60; David 
Steckler, '60; Perrin Smith, '58; and 
James Lockhart, Jr., '61. Also award- 
ed degrees were Mrs. Ann Traughber 
Lucas, '62, Master of Science degree 
in biochemistry, and Helen Briscoe, 
'61, Master's in microbiology. 

Lester Clark, '60, the juvenile lead 
in "Paint Your Wagon" a few years 
ago, is the lead male singer at the 
Copacabana in New York in the pro- 
duction numbers which support what- 
ever star is appearing. 

Mrs. Arnold A. Bush (Zoe Harvey, 
'60) has been named Jaycette of the 
Year in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Mrs. 
Bush is active in a number of organ- 
izations, including the Teen Center, 
the Community Concert, and a new 
drama group. Mr. Bush, '59, is pas- 
tor of the Episcopal Church of the Re- 
deemer. The couple has a young son, 
Stephen Carroll. 

Martin L. Howard, Jr., '60, has been 
elected president of the Vidalia, Louis- 
iana, Junior Chamber of Commerce 
for the 1964-65 session. He is a man- 
ager of a Dixie Youth Little League 
baseball team and has been elected 
treasurer of the Vidalia Methodist 
Church. Mr. Howard is an account- 
ant with Eagle Drilling Company in 

At commencement exercises this 
year Nancy Grisham, '62, was award- 
ed a Master of Arts degree in English 
by the University of Virginia and John 
F. May, '57, received the Bachelor of 
Divinity degree from New Orleans 
Baptist Seminary. 

A recent contestant on the "Pass- 
word" television program on CBS was 
Ivan Burnett, Jr., '62, a student at 
Yale Divinity School. Mr. Burnett 
won two rounds for a total of $450 and 
also received a wristwatch. 

Charles M. Fagan, '60-'61, has been 
assigned as an American Red Cross 
assistant field director with the Third 
Marine Division in Okinawa. Prior to 
joining the Red Cross staff in 1962 he 
was an agent with a Jackson life in- 
surance company. 

An appointment to the creative staff 
of Friend Reiss Advertising Agency in 
New York City has been received by 
Jack Ryan, '61. Mr. Ryan was a mem- 
ber of the staff of Marks Advertising 
Agency in Jackson before moving to 
New York. 

Ensign Robert N. Leggett, Jr., '62, 
will teach mathematics at the U. S. 
Naval Academy in AnnapoUs this 
fall. Mrs. Leggett, the former Carleen 
Smith, '63, will be enrolled in one of 
the area's universities using her Wood- 
row Wilson Fellowship in the field of 

Scheduled to become instructor of 
music at Centre College in Danville, 
Kentucky, this fall, Harmon Lewis, 
'62, was the winner of the Fort Wayne 
National Organ Competition sponsored 
by the First Presbyterian Church in 
Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was present- 
ed in concert on April 14 at the Fort 
Wayne church. Mr. Lewis has been 
engaged in graduate study in organ at 
the University of Indiana. 

Three Jackson teachers have re- 
ceived scholarships for summer study. 
Mrs. Frances Heidelberg Coker, '62, 
is studying the political, cultural, eco- 
nomic, and social aspects of Sweden 
at the university of Uppsala, Sweden, 
under a Rotary fellowship. John Paul 
Jones, '50, also received a Rotary 
award and is using it for the European 
Music and Art Tour offered by the 
University of Southern Mississippi to 
survey instrumental-string teaching 
in other countries. Mrs. Jodie Kyzar 
George, '54, is studying at Columbia 
Teachers' College under a Whitten 
Junior High School P.T.A. scholarship. 

Airman Third Class Richard J. 
Stamm, '63, is being reassigned to a 
Mississippi Air National Guard unit 
following his graduation from the 
technical training course for U. S. Air 
Force medical service specialists at 
Gunter AFB, Alabama. Second Lieu- 
tenant Frank B. Dennis, '59-'60, has 
entered U. S. Air Force navigator 
training at James Connally AFB, Tex- 

Steve Meisburg, '63, Ralph Glenn, 
'62, and Freddie Bean, '57-'61, have 
been elected to the Student Council at 
the College of the Bible, Christian 
Church seminary in Lexington, Ken- 
tucky. Mr. Meisburg is a tenor soloist 
with the seminary choir and student 
pastor of Bethlehem Christian Church, 
near Winchester, Kentucky. Mrs. 
Meisburg, the former Clara Frances 
Jackson, '62, teaches choral music in 
Lexington. She was the only teacher 
in the district whose choral groups 
made all superiors in the spring music 
festivals. Mr. Bean serves the Wil- 
more Christian Church in Wilmore, 
Kentucky. He is married to the for- 
mer Mary Virginia Sisson, '60-'61. 


Millsaps College 
Jackson, Miss. 39210 

Cast your haJlot 

on October 10 for 

the hi^^est, 


Millsaps CoUe^ifi 

Homecoming celebration 



reunims will be 

held for the 

Classes of 

1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 

1934, 1935, 1936, 

1937, 1940, 

1953, 1954, 1955, 

and 1956. 

25th: Class of 1940 
50th: Class of 1915 

Politics 1964 — 

A campaign is staged for 

a political favorite. 


IDAJOJl noifs 

millsaps college 
alumni news 
fall, 1964 

(HflJOfi nOT-ES ^"^ ^^^'^ Opmton 

millsaps college alumni magazine 
fall, 1964 

College, Whitworth College, Millsaps 

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


3 Museum of Man 

7 Alumni Fund Report 

22 Events of Note 

25 Major Miscellany 

27 Columns 

Volume 6 October, 1964 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 

Change is a part of the life of man. It is a part of the lil 
of institutions founded and supported by man. This year the wind 
of change have been felt at Millsaps College. 

For the first time in the history of the College a fall sessia 
has opened without a president to give leadership. The election t 
Homer Ellis Finger, Jr., the sixth president of Millsaps Collegi 
to the episcopacy of the Methodist Church late in July left th 
p>osition open. 

For twelve fruitful years the 1937 graduate, who returne 
from the pastorate to head his Alma Mater, gave vigorous leadei 
ship. During his tenure as president, Millsaps continued to mov 
forward. Her tradition of excellence in education was strengthenec 
The physical plant was improved and expanded. The endowmer 
was increased and more than $3,000,000 obtained as a result of tw 
capital gifts campaigns. Alumni interest and support, church suj 
port, and the interest and support of other groups dramaticall 
increased. Other advances of the mind and spirit were made. The 
the call to other fields of service came and a chapter in the lif 
of Millsaps College ended. 

• The Millsaps College community has felt change of anothe 
sort over the past two years — change which has brought profoun 
sadness. Death has claimed the lives of seven of the men whos 
minds and hearts and energies sustained and strengthened th 
institution they served. It is impossible to assess the full meanin 
of their loss. 

First, Dr. Milton C. White, long-time chairman of the depar 
ment of English, died on November 11, 1962, after an illness ( 
several months. Then Dr. Joseph B. Price, '26, succumbed t 
luekemia on November 8, 1963, with many years ahead of him £ 
chairman of the department of chemistry. Dr. B. E. Mitchell, wh 
had enjoyed a productive fourteen years in busy retirement froi 
his position as chairman of the department of mathematics, passe 
away on February 12, 1964. As if to join his colleagues of so man 
years. Dr. A. P. Hamilton, emeritus chairman of the department ( 
ancient languages, died on March 22. He had suffered from a heai 
condition for several years. Students of a half century ago will r( 
member Dr. M. W. Swartz, former professor of Latin and Greel 
who was still active as a banker in Indianola, Mississippi, unt 
shortly before his death on September 5. Two days later Dr. Vemc 
Wharton, '28, highly respected professor of history and sociolog; 
died after an extended illness. He was serving as dean of the Colleg 
of Arts and Sciences at the University of Southwest Louisian; 
Finally, as this column was being written, news came of the passin 
of Dr. Raymond R. Haynes, for more than a quarter of a centur 
chairman of the department of education. 

• There are probably few Millsaps College alumni whose livt 
have not been touched for great good by one or more of the seve 
men named above. Those who knew them understand the magnituc 
of the loss of these great teachers, committed churchmen, devote 
servants of their fellowman. 

They are gone — but the institution they loved and served s 
well remains. The ideals, the high concepts of a liberal educatio 
which have made the College unique in this state have not changei 
From its earliest days Millsaps College has encouraged its studeni 
to seek the truth. The Millsaps of today, in the midst of the tu: 
bulence of these times, defends the right of its students to engag 
in the same quest. 

That there should be, at times, points of conflict between th 
College and the society of which it is a part is to be expected. Th 
search for truth often leads down thorny paths to controversi; 
subjects. An institution of higher learning is committed, howevei 
to this search and, if it is worthy to be called a college or universit; 
it will maintain a climate of freedom where objective inquiry ma 
be conducted. 

The Christian college or university is under a higher judgmei 
than its secular counterparts to seek" the truth that frees men 
minds. It does not live for itself as an organization or an institutioi 
Its relationship to the Creator of all Life and the Author of a 
Truth is its source of strength — its frame of reference — not an 
one public or the public at large. 

Thus, while recent years have brought changes to the Millsaf 
scene, the absolutes to which these men gave their lives sti 
influence and guide the campus community — and direct the destin 
of the College. 

If it were not so, Millsaps would cease to be the institutio 
of strength and integrity that has served the state and natio 
so well for almost seventy-five years. — JJL 





Sociology Department 
Establishes unique 
Laboratory on campus. 

By Clifton Bryant, 
Chairman, Department of 
Sociology and Anthropology 


mericans, it would appear, do not have a monopoly 
on vanity. 

One of the artifacts contained in the "Museum of 
Man" at Miilsaps is a small wooden figurine headrest 
used as a pillow by the Bene Lulua tribe of the former 
Belgian Congo. While it does not appear to be especially 
conducive to comfort, it was quite functional, apparently, 
in that it served to protect the complicated coiffures of 
the members of the tribe while they slept. Evidently 
sacrifice in the cause of appearance is nothing new. 

There is plenty that is new, however, and changing 
conditions in the world today, the shrinking of distance 
by rapid intercontinental transportation, the geo-political 
consequences of the emerging underdeveloped nations of 
the world, and the ramifications of technological ad- 
vances make it more necessary than ever that the liber- 
ally educated college student have a basic understanding 
of the relationship of man and his culture. 

To meet this need in the total educational experience 
of the Miilsaps student, a new course in cultural anthro- 
pology has been established. This course is presently 
being taught by a new addition to the part-time faculty, 
Robert S. Neitzel, a professional anthropologist and 
director of the State Historical Museum. Additional 
courses in anthropology will be added to the curriculum 
as time goes by and resources pernjit. 

In connection with this expanding program in anthro- 
pology course offerings, the department of sociology and 
anthropology hopes to develop an important teaching 
tool in the form of the above-mentioned "Museum of 
Man." In years past the term museum conjured up 
images of large buildings and dark glass cases filled 
with dusty relics and mementos. But many museums 
today do not fit the old stereotype. Attractive and in- 
formative displays set up on a rotating basis provide 

both pleasurable and educational experiences. The State 
Historical Museum in the Old Capitol Building in Jack- 
son is an excellent example of the new image in 

Plans for our "Museum of Man" involve several new 
twists, however. To begin with, it is envisaged as a 
"compact" museum which can be rearranged to meet 
the changing requirements of the anthropology courses 
being offered at any given time. It is our hope to make 
it the "biggest little" museum of its type in the area. 
Secondly, in addition to housing and displaying artifacts 
and other physical objects, it is planned to make exten- 
sive use of audio-visual materials displayed or presented 
electronically. For example, if space and resources 
do not permit us to make certain kinds of actual arti- 
facts and objects available for display, the museum 
visitor will instead be able to see the objects projected 
on a frosted (ground) glass screen from the inside by 
means of an automatic magazine slide projector. Thus 
it will be possible for a visitor, by pushing a button 
along side a screen in the wall, to observe a series of 
slide images of various artifacts which automatically 
change every few seconds; or, if the visitor wishes, he 
may also, by pushing the appropriate button, hold one 
particular image on the screen for a longer time for 
closer study. Simultaneously he will hear a short re- 
corded description of the object from a speaker in the 
wall adjoining the screen. The same technique will be 
utilized for showing short film sequences which demon- 
strate important behavior patterns in other societies. 

As part of the electronic display facilities will be 
included listening stations similar to those in music 
stores or language labs, where the student may hear 
recorded ethno-musicology and oral ethnology materials, 
including recordings of talks and discussions by leading 
anthropologists in the nation, such as Margaret Mead 
and Walter Goldschmidt. Electronic maps and charts 
will also be included among the displays. 

Actual artifacts and cultural objects from many 
different societies will, of course, make up some of the 
major displays. When a student is able to observe at 
close range and even handle tools and objects from far 
distant societies or artifacts dating back to prehistoric 
times, he experiences a thrill and a degree of ego in- 
volvement that is unobtainable by any other means. 
Being able to examine closely the cultural products of 
other societies makes it far easier to understand some- 
thing of life and conditions in these societies. Thus the 
student gains a better perspective for understanding his 
own society and culture. 

The museum is now only in the embryonic stage, but 
the department is beginning to build up a small collec- 
tion of artifacts and fossil reproductions of prehistoric 
men. Many of the artifacts in the present small collec- 
tion have extremely interesting backgrounds, however. 
The collection contains, for example, a reproduction of 
a primitive "lie detector" used by the Bakongo tribes in 
the former Belgian Congo. The "lie detector" is a 
small wooden pig figurine approximately a foot 
long. A tribal oracle will rub a flat disc on 
the back of the pig while reciting the names of 
various suspects in a crime. When the disc sticks 
the name mentioned is the guilty party. While this 
technique may be a far cry from our own modern-day 
courts, it does show that primitive peoples have systems 
of law and "justice," such as they are. 

In this connection, we have among our collection of 
recorded ethnological materials a dramatization of an 
Eskimo "singing" trial where two litigants settle their 

Cabinet of masks in museum. 

More masks from pre-literate peoples. 


dispute in a "court" of their peers by taking turns sing- 
ing derogatory songs about each other. The individual 
who can improvise the most defamatory song about the 
other wins. 

Some of the most artistic creations of preliterate 
peoples around the world are the decorative masks 
which they make. These masks may be worn by various 
dignitaries such as chiefs, witch doctors or shaman, and 
tribal jesters. Various masks may be worn for such 
occasions as weddings, funerals, or feasts. Included in 
our present collection are reproductions of a Guro dance 
mask from the Ivory Coast of Africa, a men's secret 
society mask from New Guinea, an Eskimo mask from 
Alaska, and a funeral figure mask as used by the Bakota 
tribe of the former French Equatorial Africa, as well 
as several others. 

Primitive figurines often serve to illustrate styles 
of dress, ornamentation, tattooing, and other cosmetic 
mutilation, as well as symbols of rank and honor. Per- 
haps the most interesting example of such a figurine 
in our collection is that of a reproduction of a carved 
Maori head figure from New Zealand. A Maori often 
covered his entire face with elaborate tattooing. When 
he died, the family wishing to commemorate the de- 
ceased member would have a carving of the individual's 

face made which preserved the tattooing design. 

One of our authentic secret society figurines was 
brought back from Africa last year by a student who 
spent a summer in Sierra Leone on the west coast ol 
Africa. He received it as a gift from a member of the 
Mendi tribe. 

Along with artifacts from primitive societies today, 
we also have a number of objects and relics from so- 
cieties of past times. Among the more interesting are 
a reproduction of a jaguar effigy vessel from Peru which 
dates back to about 300 B. C, a reproduction of a Maya 
vase of about A. D. 1000, and a reproduction of a 
stone statue of the Aztec god Xochipilli, god of spring and 
vegetation, feasting and frivolity, which was carved in the 
early 16th Century. In the way of authentic implements 
we have also a number of early Mississippi Indian tools 
and weapons. 

There is yet a long way to go before the "Museum 
of Man" becomes the reality we envisage, but the 
enthusiastic reception we have received from students 
demonstrates that the finished product wiU be well 
worth the time and effort. In the meanwhile, our 
collection will continue to grow as we locate appropriate 
artifacts. Anybody happeA to have an old Jivaro shrunk- 
en head that they can lend us? 

Lie detector used by Bakongo tribes. 

^^ 1 1', ?,','( New Guinea ceremonial mask. 

Congolese dance mask. 

Headrest used by Bene 
Lulua tribe. 

One side of museum is filled with cabinets containing artifacts. 

Homecoming '64 Notes Progress 


omecoming 1964 was highlighted by the naming of 
Dr. Ross H. Moore as Alumnus of the Year for 1964 (see 
citation on next page) and the crowning of Miss Kathy 
Khayat, of Moss Point, as Homecoming Queen. 

The visiting alumni heard Dean Frank M. Laney, Jr., 
discuss the 63rd session and Nat Rogers, president of 
the Board of Trustees, report on the progress in the se- 
lection of a president and plans for the future. 

Speaking at the Homecoming banquet at 5:30 p. m. 
in the Boyd Campbell Student Center, Dr. Laney told the 
alumni that the freshman class this year is one of the 
best qualified in the history of the school. He said that 
fifteen freshmen scored in the 99th percentile in national 
norms on the American College Test. 

Dr. Laney spoke of the new equipment in Sullivan- 
Harrell Science Hall, most of which has been purchased 
with the aid of grants from the National Science Founda- 
tion. Included are nuclear physics equipment, a grating 
spectograph, a flame photometer, a greenhouse, a con- 
trolled environment room, and X-ray diffraction and 
emission equipment. 

Rogers reported that the committee assigned the 
responsibility of selecting a president to replace H. E. 
Finger, Jr., who was elected a bishop of the Methodist 
Church in July, has made a number of contacts in an 
attempt to secure a person with outstanding qualifications 
from an academic and administrative point of view. He 
urged alumni support in a time in which Millsaps is 
operating under a handicap. 

Alumni attending the banquet passed a resolution 
expresing appreciation to Bishop H. E. Finger, Jr., for 
his services to Millsaps during the twelve years he served 
as president. 

Drafted by the Board of Directors of the Association 
in its official meeting, the resolution was passed by a 
unanimous vote at the banquet. It was presented to the 
alumni by Lawrence Rabb, of Meridian, vice-president 
of the Association. 

The resolution read as follows: 

Whereas this 1964 Millsaps College Homecoming 
is the first meeting of the Millsaps College Alumni 
Association since Homer Ellis Finger, Jr., our fel- 
low alumnus, was elected a Bishop of the Methodist 
Church; and 

Whereas his election terminated his presidency 
of MiUsaps College after a tenure of twelve years in 
that office; and 

Whereas this Alumni Association is deeply 
grateful for the contributions which Bishop Finger 
made to our beloved college during his administra- 
tion, among which may be cited: 

The increase in student enrollment from 650 
to approximately 800, 

The expansion of the faculty from 42 to 59 

The substantial increase in the annual giv- 
ing of the two Methodist Conferences of Missis- 
sippi for the maintenance of the college. 

The formal organization of this Alumni As- 
sociation and its steady growth under a full-time 
Alumni Director, 

The successful conduct of two development 
programs totaling approximately three million 

The inauguration of the Millsaps Associates 
program to broaden the base of support of the 

The expansion and improvement of the 
physical plant of the college to include two new 
dormitories, the Boyd Campbell Student Center, 
an enlarged and remodeled library, the reno- 
vated and improved Sullivan-Harrell Science 
Hall; and 

Whereas these objective manifestations do not 
tell the full story of the strong Christian and aca- 
demic leadership which Bishop Finger gave to Mill- 
saps College, resulting in the continued enhancement 
of the academic standing Millsaps has cherished 
through the years; 

Now therefore be it resolved by the Millsaps 
College Alumni Association that we hereby express 
our sincere love and regard for Bishop Finger, and 
our deep appreciation for his careful stewardship 
at Millsaps College; and we do hereby extend to him 
and to his family our best wishes in their new field 
of service to the Methodist Church. 
The Troubadours, directed by Leland Byler, enter- 
tained during the banquet. 

At halftime during the Millsaps-Southwestem game, 
which was the fourth Millsaps loss of the year, Miss 
Khayat was crowned by Dean Laney. Miss Khayat's 
court included Rachel Davis, Meridian; Laura McEach- 
ern. Jackson; Mabel MuUins, Prairie Point; and Lynn 
Rutledge, Live Oak, Florida. 

During the morning the Board of Directors met in 
committees and in assembly. Administration and fac- 
ulty members met with the committees. 

A major topic of discussion was the expansion of the 
Grass Roots Program. Begun last year, the program 
is a plan through which college administrators visit 
various areas to discuss the program and plans of the 
school to enlist understanding and support. 

Class reunions were a major activity of the Home- 
coming celebration. The classes of 1915 and 1940 were 
honored in recognition of their 50th and 25th anniversa- 
ries. Reunions were also held by 1916, 1917, 1918, 1934, 
1935, 1936, 1937, 1953, 1954, 1955, and 1956. 

Members of the Athletic Boosters Club met in Buie 
Gymnasium to discuss the strengthening of their program 
in support of the Millsaps athletic program. 

Students participated in the events of the day, 
greeting the alumni, serving as guides, decorating the 
campus, and providing entertainment. 

On Friday evening the Early Days Club, composed 
of alumni who attended 50 years ago or more, held a 
special dinner on the campus. 

Homecoming '64 

Ross Moore Named 
Alumnus of Year 



hirteen times Millsaps College has 
honored its outstanding alumnus of 
the preceding year. 

Thirteen alumni who have been 
prominent in civic and church affairs 
are now listed on the Alumnus of the 
Year plaque, and Millsaps students 
and alumni look with pride at the 
accomplishments represented there. 

The roll includes James J. Livesay, 
who was at the time of the award 
in the field of commercial public re- 
lations; Charles L. Neill, neurosur- 
geon; Edward A. Khayat, banker; Gil- 
bert P. Cook, businessman; W. J. 




Caraway, political and municipal fig- 
ure; Rubel Phillips, political figure; 
Roy C. Clark, minister; Webb Buie, 
businessman; T. G. Ross, physician; 
Nat Rogers, banker; the late Boyd 
Campbell, businessman; C. R. Ridg- 
way, businessman; and J. T. Kimball, 

Now the time has come to present 
the fourteenth award, this time to a 
representative of a field long neglect- 
ed: education. 

Our honoree is too well known for 
his identity long to remain obscure. 
He has been a part of the Millsaps 
campus all his life. His father was 
chairman of the departments of math- 
ematics and astronomy at Millsaps 
at the time of the honoree's birth in 

Thus Millsaps, only slightly older 
than he, grew as he grew, and he has 
observed and been a part of this 
growth. When he was twenty years 
old, having received his Bachelor of 
Science degree from the school he 
knew so well, he elected to give his 
full attention to the progress of Mill- 
saps College. 

Here he has remained, making con- 
tributions both intangible and pal- 
pable. How does one measure the 
value of a witicism tossed off at just 
the proper time to keep tempers with- 
in the bounds of reasoning? How does 
one describe that elusive quality which 
differentiates a good teacher from a 
mediocre one, which inspires in in- 
different students a real liking and 
understanding of their subject mat- 
ter? How does one say what makes 

a teacher a campus figure rather thani 
just a lecturer? 

The year following his graduation, 
while on the faculty, he earned the? 
Master of Science degree from Mill-. 
saps. In 1928 he received the Masterr 
of Arts degree from the University/ 
of Chicago, and in 1938 he was award-' 
ed the Ph.D. degree by Duke Unl-. 

He organized a group at Millsaps i 
which secured a charter from Omicron' 
Delta Kappa, national honor society 
for men, in 1926. He received the mer- 
itorious service certificate from DDK 
at the St. Louis convention in 1957 
and in 1959 was awarded the distin- 
guished service award at the Pitts- 
burgh convention, an honor shared by 
only thirteen other members of DDK. 

He founded the International Rela- 
tions Club on the campus over thirty 
years ago, and continues to be an 
active member of the Millsaps chap- 

The honoree is past local president of 
the American Association of Univers- 
ity Professors. He also holds mem- 
bership in Pi Gamma Mu, social 
science honorary; Eta Sigma, scho- 
lastic honorary; the American Histori- 
cal Association; the Southern Histori- 
cal Society; the Board of Directors of 
the Mississippi Historical Society; Al- 
pha Psi Omega, dramatics honorary; 
and Kappa Alpha social fraternity. 

He is chairman of the Development 
Committee of the faculty and has 
been elected by the faculty to serve as 
its representative on the committee 
to select a new president of Millsaps 

The recipient's interests and ener- 
gies allow him many non-academic 
activities. He is a member of the 
official board of Galloway Memorial 
Methodist Church and has served as 
lay leader in the Jackson District. He 
is a past president of the Jackson 
Little Theatre, having participated as 
both actor and director. He has been 
awarded the Jackson chess trophy and 
two state trophies and is a past pres- 
ident of the Capital City Chess Club. 

He is married to the former Alice 
Chapman Sutton, who also attended 
Millsaps. They have a son, Billy, who 
graduated from Millsaps in 1962 and 
is now a graduate student at Colum- 
bia University. 

It is with great pride, and with 
wholehearted gratitude for all he has 
meant to Millsaps College in the more 
than forty years he has been a mem- 
ber of the faculty, that Millsaps Col- 
lege now presents its Alumnus of the 
Year for 1964, ROSS HENDERSON 





A major use: 

Millsaps College 
Alumni Fund 
helps to pay 
salaries of teachers 



General Contributions 1,080 $14,365.25 

Major Investors 156 21,055.84 

Friends 19 999.00 

Corporate Alumnus Program 9 2,230.00 

Total Gifts 1,264 $38,650.09 


Total Alumni Gifts 1,236 

Designated Gifts $ 8,958.68 

Total Unrestricted Gifts ; $29,691.41 

Top Ten Classes In 
Amount Contributed 

1944 $2,064.00 

1935 1,919.17 

1924 1,566.50 

1934 1,494.50 

1947 1,374.75 

1940 1,062.33 

1943 1,028.58 

1936 1,007.50 

1939 992.50 

1948 902.50 

Top Ten Classes In 
Number Giving 

1958 50 

Grenada 50 

1954 47 

1957 45 

1953 45 

1956 41 

1949 41 

1959 40 

1947 37 

1960 37 

Top Ten Classes In 
Percentage Giving 

1900 38^ 

Before 1900 3^ 

1904 31"}! 

1909 30^ 

1921 30^; 

1907 29"?! 

1925 28^ 

1906 Tl% 

1918 27S1 

1928 279 

1940 279 



No. In 





No. In 

Class Class 




Before 1900 




$ 155.00 

1931 127 



$ 675.01 






1932 109 









1933 108 









1934 100 









1935 138 









1936 122 









1937 101 









1938 117 









1939 125 









1940 131 







30 7o 


1941 161 









1942 149 









1943 158 









1944 143 









1945 113 









1946 102 









1947 174 









1948 176 









1949 272 









1950 289 









1951 219 









1952 189 









1953 216 









1954 234 









1955 186 









1956 265 









1957 260 









1958 306 









1959 280 









1960 421 









1961 468 









1962 381 

1963 284 





*Includes those 

who attended one year or more. 




Grenada 378 




Whitworth 155 




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Corporate Alumnus 













Before 1900 

William J. Baker 
Garner W. Green 
Harris A. Jones 
Alexander H. Shannon 


Joseph B. Dabney 
C. Norman Guice 
Thomas M. Lemly 


H. K. Bubcnzer 


Mrs. Mary HoUoman Scott 

(Mary Holloman) 
James D. Tillman, Jr. 


O. S. Lewis 


Massena L. Culley 
James M. Kennedy 
Lovick P. Wasson 
Benton Z. Welch 


Aubrey C. Griffin 
James C. McGee 
John B. Ricketts 


C. A. Bowen 
E. D. Lewis 
John L. Neill 


C. C. Applewhite 
J. W. Frost 
J. A. McKee 
Mrs. C. L. Neill 

(Susie Ridgway) 


Orlando P. Adams 
James A. Blount 
Gilbert Cook 
W. F. Murrah 


Jason A. Alford 
W. R. Applewhite 
J. PL Brooks 
W. B. McCarty 
Mrs. Leon McCluer 

(Mary Moore) 
Tom A. Stennis 


John W. Crisler 
Henry M. Frizell 
Charles R. Rew 
Leon W. Whitson 


Mrs. Forrest G. Cooper 

(Marguerite Park) 
Albert A. Green 


Manley W. Cooper 
Thomas E. Lott 
Joe H. Morris 
Randolph Peets 
Fred B. Smith 
William N. Thomas 


J. B. Honeycutt 
Herbert H. Lester 
Frank T. Scott 


J. B. Cain 
Thomas M. Cooper 
Eckford L. Summer 


Sallie W. Balev 
C. C. Clark 
Robert T. Henry 

E. L. Hillman 


Annie Lester 
Leon McCluer 
Percy A. Matthews 
James Ridgway 
J. C. Wasson 


Albert L. Bennett 
Otie G. Branstetter 
Mrs. E. A. Harwell 
(Mary Shurlds) 
R. G. Moore 


Julian B. Feibelman 

W. S. Henley 

J. L. Lancaster 

Howard B. McGehee 

Mrs. Howard B. McGehee 

(Fannie Virden) 
Elise Moore 
W. D. Myers 
J. S. Shipman 


Sam E. Ashmore 
Dewey S. Dearman 
Richard A. McRee, Jr. 


Mrs. I. C. Enochs 

(Crawford Swearingen) 
Alexander P. Harmon 
Kathrvn Harris 
C. G.'Howorth 
L. B. Roberts 
R. E. Simpson 
Aimee Wilcox 


J. A. Bostick 
Boyd C. Edwards 
Eugene M. Ervin 
Mrs. W. F. Goodman 

(Marguerite Watkins) 
Robert F. Harrell 
Brunner M. Hunt 
J. S. Maxey 
Austin L. Shipman 
C. C. Sullivan 


Henry B. Collins 
M. M. McGowan 
M. B. Swearingen 


Mrs. Collye W. Alford 
(Erma Kile) 

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(Mary Ann Derrick) 
Mrs. Alexander M. Sive- 


(Josephine Lampton) 
Irby Turner, Jr. 
Mrs. James F. Urbanski 

(Ann Anderson) 
Mrs. Roger D. Watts 

(Annie G. Leonard) 
Mrs. Walter H. Williams 

(Alyce A. Kyle) 
Mrs. Charles N. Wright 

(Betty Small) 
Mrs. William D. Wright 

(Jo Anne Bratton) 


Charles Allen, Jr. 
Mrs. Charles Allen, Jr. 

(Lynn McGrath) 
W. E. Ayres, Jr. 
Jack R. Birchum 
Mrs. George V. Bokas 

(Aspasia Athas) 
Mrs. T. H. Boone 

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

(Mauleene Presley) 
Hugh Burford 
Mrs. James P. Burnett 

(Julia Allen) 
WiHiam R. Clement 
David W. Colbert 
M. S. Corban 
Fred C. DeLong, Jr. 
Jack F. Dunbar 
Mrs. Jack F. Dunbar 

(Carolyn Anne Hand) 
Mrs. Jodie K. George 

(Jodie Kyzar) 
Mrs. Paul G. Green 

(Bernice Edgar) 
Sidney A. Head 

Mrs. James D. Holden 

(Joan Wilson) 
John M. Howell 
Mrs. Joseph R. Huggins 

(Barbara Walker) 
Mrs. George L. Hunt 

(Jo Glyn Hughes) 
Mrs. William J. James 

(Sybil Foy) 
Dan T. Keel, Jr. 
I. B. Kelly 
Charles D. Laseter 
William E. McKinley 
Frank B. Mangum 
Mrs. John W. Morris 

(Peggye Falkner) 
Leslie J. Page, Jr. 
Charles H. Pigott 
Mrs. Robert L. Richter 

(Sara Nell Linn) 
Mrs. William Riecken, Jr. 

(Jeanenne Pridgen) 
Jerry Roebuck 
Mrs. Jerry Roebuck 

(Jessie W. Morgan) 
William S. Romev 
William F. Sistrunk 
Lee A. Stricklin 
Mrs. Richard L. Tourtellotte 

(Janella Lansing) 
Mrs. Robert Vansuch 

(Jo Anne Cooper) 
Oscar N. Walley, Jr. 
Frederick Whitam 
Morris E. White 
Walter H. WilUams 
Jerry M. Williamson 
Robert T. Woodard 


Eugene B. Antley 

Dr. Dorothv Ford Bainton 

(Dorothy D. Ford) 
Mrs. J. H. Bratton, Jr. 

(Alleen S. Davis) 
Mrs. Howard B. Burch 

(Clarice Black) 
James P. Burnett 
Mrs. H. E. Clinton, 111 

(I\Iariann Hancock) 
Mrs. J. B. Ccnerly 

(Theresa Terry) 
Mrs. Fred C. DeLong, Jr. 

(Norma Neill) 
Mrs. R. F. Duncan 

(Ann Marie Ragan) 
Mrs. Garland G. Gee 

(Dorothy Wiseman) 
Mrs. Hans Hansen, Jr. 

(Eva Jo Chambers) 
P. Harry Hawkins 
George L. Hunt, Jr. 
Mrs. Randall K. Hunter 

(Martha Ann Selby) 
William J. James 
Alvin Jon King 
Mrs. John W. Leggett, III 

(Carol Mae Brown) 
Mrs. John T. Lewis 

(Helen Fav Head) 
John B. Lott 
L. Leslie Nabors, Jr. 
Roy A. Parker 
Rov B. Price, Jr. 
Toxey M. Puckett 
EUnora Riecken 
Mrs. Peter Segota 

(Mary George Price) 

Jeneanne Sharp 
W. M. Stephenson 
I\Iarion Swayze 
Mrs. Tommy Tavlor 

(Betty Bobbins) 
Walter I. Waldrop 
R. Warren Wasson 
Mrs. R. T. Woodard 

(Frances Moore) 


John M. Awad 

T. H. Boone 

Mrs. James L. Boyd 

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

(Elsie Drake) 
Shirley Caldwell 
John B. Campbell 
>'ary Tommye Carnes 
Joseph S. Conti 
Mrs. M. S. Corban 

(Margaret C. Hathorn) 
Mrs. Berry Grain 

(Inez Claud) 
Zorah Curry 
Charles M. Deaton 
Albert W. Felsher, Jr. 
Stearns L. Hayward 
Mrs. Gordon Hensley 

(Claire King) 
John Hubbard 
Robert Koch 
John W. Leggett, III 
Walton Lipscomb, III 
Reginald S. Lowe 
Mrs. John D. McEachin 

(Sylvia Stevens) 
Ann Holmes McShane 
Jesse W. Moore 
W. Powers Moore, II 
John W. Morris 
Mrs. Dan S. Murrell 

(Pat Hillman) 
Robert H. Parnell 
Mrs. Ken Patterson 

(Marlene Brantley) 
Anita B. Reed 
Terry D. Rees 
Mrs. Terry D. Rees 

(Patricia McGuire) 
Robert Day Sartin 
O. Gerald Trigg 
Mrs. Walter I. Waldrop 

(Jeanelle Howell) 
Mrs. Summer Walters, Jr. 

(Betty Barfield) 
George A. Whitener 
Fred H. Williams 
J. W. Wood 
Donald R. Youngs 


Daniel T. Anderson 
Shirley V. Brown 
Reynolds S. Cheney, II 
Milton O. Cook 
Mrs. Milton O. Cook 

(Millicent King) 
Kenneth Dew 
Mrs. Peyton Dickinson 

(Eugenia Kelly) 
Lloyd A. Doyle 
Betty Dyess 
Mrs. Clyde B. Edwards, Jr. 

(Carolyn Moss) 
Joseph C. Franklin 


Mrs. Sterling Gillis, III 

(Jane Pickering) 
James Don Gordon 
Mrs. J. W. Griffis, Jr. 

(Nena Doiron) 
Graham L. Hales, Jr. 
Newt P. Harrison 
Broolcs Hudson 
Mrs. Paul J. Illk 

(Goldie Crippen) 
Mrs. James E. Inkster 

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

(Nancy Peacok) 
Mrs. William Lampkin 

(Johnnie Marie SwinduU) 
Mrs. B. F. Lewis 

(Sally Ann McDonald) 
Max Harold McDaniel 
Mrs. Max McDaniel 

(Sandra Miller) 
John D. McEachin 
Mrs. Edward W. McRae 

(Martina Riley) 
Mrs. S. M. Mohon 

(Annette Leshe) 
Mrs. W. Powers Moore, H 

(Janis Edgar) 
John D. Morgan 
John Philley 
Mrs. Roy B. Price 

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

(Walter Jean Lamb) 
Daphne Ann Richardson 
A. P. Statham 
Edward Stewart 
Jack B. Stewart, Jr. 
Mrs. Jack B. Stewart, Jr. 

(Jerre Gee) 
Robert V. Sturdivant 
Mrs. O. Gerald Trigg 

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

(Cindy Falkenberry) 


Mrs. Raymond T. Arnold 

(Janice Mae Bower) 
Mrs. Richard Bingham 

(Martha May Miller) 
Ronald P. Black 
Mrs. James Blilie 

(Harriet E. Ventress) 
Mrs. Billy Chapman 

(Betty Gail Trapp) 
W. H. Creekmore, Jr. 
Mrs. Walter M. Denny, Jr. 

(Peggy Perry) 
Mrs. Jim DeRuiter 

(Jo Ann Wilson) 
T. H. Dinkins. Jr. 
Mrs. Richard W. Dortch 

(Joyce Nail) 
Betty Louise Eakin 
Thomas B. Fanning 
William L. Graham 
Mrs. William L. Graham 

(Betty Garrison) 
J. W. Griffis, Jr. 
Roy Grisham 
William J. Hardin 
Mrs. William J. Hardin 

(Blythe Jeffrey) 

Mrs. William M. Hilbun, Jr. 

(Lucy Claire Ewing) 
James Hodges 
Curtis O. Holladay 
Sarah A. Hulsey 
Howard S. Jones 
R. Edwin King, Jr. 
Mrs. R. Edwin King, Jr. 

(Jeannette Sylvester) 
Mrs. Peter J. Liacouras 

(Ann Locke Myers) 
Mrs. Bobby F. Lourie 

(Myrna Flo Wallace) 
Ray H, Montgomery 
Bill Rush Mosby, Jr. 
Mrs. Donald C. Mosley 

(Susan B. Young) 
Jimmie Newell, Jr. 
John P. Potter 
Mrs. John P. Potter 

(Jeanette Ratcliff) 
Shelby Jean Roten 
Clarence M. Shannon 
John B, Sharp 
Russell H. Stovall, Jr. 
Jack A, Taylor 
Mrs. Jack A. Taylor 

(Pansy Barksdale) 
Mrs. John Ed Thomas 

(Margaret Ewing) 
Donald Grey Triplett 
Jim L. Waits 
Herbert A. Ward, Jr. 
Mrs. George A. Whitener 

(Joan Anderson) 
Don G. Williams 
Edwin Williams, Jr. 
Mrs. Joseph E. Wilson, Jr. 

(Nancy C. Vines) 
Mrs. Robert F. Workman 

(Mabel Gill) 
V. D. Youngblood 
Anonymous donor 


Rex Alman 
William D. Balgord 
Arnold A. Bush, Jr. 
Mrs. Reynolds S. Cheney 

(Allan Walker) 
Mrs. Billy O. Cherry 

(Shirley Mae Stoker) 
Richard L. Cooke 
Mrs. Joel W. Cooper 

(Myrna Drew) 
Joseph R. Cowart 
Mrs. W. H. Creekmore, Jr. 

(Betsy Salisbury) 
Darwin C. Dacus 
Mrs. Walton F. Dater, Jr. 

(Gwin Breland) 
Mrs. Allen J. Dawson 

(Julia Anne Beckes) 
Fred Dowling 
Mrs. Richard B. Ellison 

(Judith Forbes) 
Franz Epting 
Mrs. Albert W. Felsher 

(Rosemary Parent) 
Mrs. James Y. Harpole, Jr. 

(Jeanette Lundquist) 
Mrs. Karl W. Hatten 

(Ruth Land) 
Avit J. Hebert 
William R. Hendee 
Ben G. Hinton 
Mrs. T. Brooks Hudson 

(Helen Barnes) 
John D. Humphrey 

William B. Kerr 
Mrs. Jack E. Lee 

(Peggy Ann Peterson] 
Edwin P. McKaskel 
W. Melton McNeill 
Palmer Manning 
Mrs. Bill Rush Mosby 

(Ellen Dixon) 
Mrs. Leslie J. Page, Jr. 

(Frances I. West) 
Virginia Perry 
Katherine Pilley 
Mrs. Donald E. Richmond 

(Carolyn Allen) 
James P. Rush 
M. Arnold Stanford 
Mrs. Russell Stovall 

(Mary Price) 
John Ed Thomas 
Mrs. David E. Ulmer 

(Doris Kay Dickerson) 
D. Clifton Ware, Jr. 
Robert A. Weems 


Mrs. J. D. Bourne, Jr. 

(Jewel Taylor) 
Albert Y. Brown, Jr. 
Mrs. James T. Brown 

(Joan Frazier) 
Mrs. Jerry K. Bryant 

(Carolyn Edwards) 
Mrs. Arnold A. Bush 

(Zoe Harvey) 
Cathy Carlson 
Hunter Mack Cole 
Dumont S. Freeman, II 
Mrs. John E. Green 

(Ann Hale) 
Mrs. William R. Hendee 

(Jeannie Wesley) 
Mrs. William S. Hicks 

(Lucile Pillow) 
James E. Inkster 
Charles R. Jennings 
Mrs. Charles R. Jennings 

(Ann Snuggs) 
Charles R. Johnson 
Mrs. Charles R. Johnson 

(Gwendolyn Harwell) 
William R. Lampkin 
James B. Lange 
James R. Langston 
Donald D. Lewis 
Robert E. McArthur 
Mrs. Jesse W. Moore 

(Mildred Anne Hupperich 
Mrs. James A. Nicholas 

(Mary Sue Cater) 
James F. Oaks 
Mrs. Nick Revielle 

(Glenice Criscoe) 
John T. Rush 
Mrs. Richard L. Soehner 

(Eliza Jane Ellis) 
Mrs. Kenneth Steiner, Jr. 

(Grace L. Frost) 
Mrs. Robert M. Still 

(Mary Lee Bethune) 
John C. Sullivan, Jr. 
O. B. Triplett, III 
Mrs. D. Clifton Ware, Jr. 

(Bettye Oldham) 
Mrs. Lynn B. Willcockson 

(Elizabeth I. Walter) 
George R. Williams 
Mrs. Glenn Wimbish, Jr. 

(Evelyn Godbold) 



Margaret Woodall 
Anonymous donor 


Gary Boone 
Frank G. Carney 
Mrs. R. C. Carter 

(Evelyn Grant) 
William J. Crosby 
Sam Weelcs Currie 
Mrs. Fred Dowling 

(Betty Jean Buridorff) 
Edwin L. Frost, 111 
Edward L. Gieger, Jr. 
Margaret Gooch 
David D. Husband 
Frances Kerr 
Mrs. Donald D. Lewis 

(Ruth Marie Tomlinson) 
William W. McKinley 
Robert C. Maynor 
Mrs. John E. Newland 

(Joyce New) 
Edwin L. Redding, Jr. 
Mrs. Edwin L, Redding, Jr. 

(Nina Cunningham) 
Margaret Ann Renfroe 
Henry J. Rhodes, 111 
Richard L. Soehner 
Mrs. Phyllis J. Spearman 

(Phyllis Johnson) 
Mrs. M. Arnold Stanford 

(Jane Perkins) 
Mrs. Robert Taylor 

(Eleanor Crabtree) 
Mrs. R. A. Weems 

(Janis Mitchell) 
Mrs. Wilson Yates, Jr. 

(Gayle Graham) 
Anonymous donor 


Henry A. Ash 
Susanne Batson 
Nancy R. Brown 
Jack Bufkin 
Ivan Burnett, Jr. 
Ellen Burns 
Andre Clemandot, Jr. 
Woody Dean Davis 
Albert Elmore 
Donald Fortenberry 
Ben Goodwin, Jr. 
Mrs. Ben Goodwin, Jr. 

(Virginia Carolyn Dunn) 
Nancy Grisham 
Lynda Lee 

Robert N. Leggett, Jr. 
Mrs. William W. McKinley 

(Linda Sue Jenkins) 
Mrs. Diane Mann 

(Diane Kay Messmann) 
Mrs. Stephen Meisburg, Jr. 
(Clara Frances Jackson) 
Mrs. Gary H. Minar 

(Barbara Kay Goodyear) 
Leah Marie Park 
Billye Dell Pyron 
Mrs. Robert Day Sartin 

(Karen Beshear) 
L. Moody Simms, Jr. 
Sandra Ward 
Mrs. Jon Williams 

(Harley Harris) 
E. E. Woodall, Jr. 


Mrs. Robert N. Leggett, Jr. 
(Nell C. Smith) 

Tom McHorse 
Stephen Meisburg, Jr. 
Mrs. L. Moody Simms, Jr. 

(Barbara Griffin) 
G. N. Stanley 
Mrs. John C. Sullivan, Jr. 

(Bettye Yarborough) 
David E. Ulmer 


Mrs. W. R. Applewhite 

(Ruth Mitchell) 
Mrs. E. R. Arnold 

(Ruth West) 
Mabel Barnes 
Mrs. Mary Belle Beacham 

(Mary Belle Wright) 
Mrs. Joseph H. Brooks 

(Ruth Jaco) 
Catherine Allen Carruth 
Mrs. R. W. Carruth 

(Allic Adams) 
Mrs. Hersee M. Carson 

(Hersee Moody) 
Kathleen Clardy 
Mrs. L. J. Coan 

(Nellie Flint) 
Mrs. Sperry Cole 

(Annie Bob Hamer) 
Mrs. J. F. Conger 

(Annie Lee Birmingham) 
Mrs. C. W. Dibble 

(Winnie Crenshaw) 
Mrs. J. D. Dorroh 

(Mary Griffin) 
Mrs. L. A. Dubard, Sr. 

(Alma Beck) 
T'^elvin Ellis 
Mrs. Walter Ely 

(Ruby Blackwell) 
Mrs. W. C. Faulk 

(Patty Tindall) 
Bama Finger 
Marietta Finger 
Mrs. Montyne Fox 

(Montyne Moody) 
Mrs. W. H. Gardner 

(Katherine Bryson) 
Mrs. Roy Grisham 

(Irene York) 
Mrs. J. H. Hager 

(Frances Baker) 
Mrs. W. C. Harrison 

(Martha Parks) 
Mrs. Edith B. Hays 

(Edith Brown) 
Mrs. P. M. Hollis 

(Nelle York) 
Lizzie Horn 
Mrs. R. C. Hubbard 

(Marion Dubard) 
Mrs. R. T. Keys 

(Sara Gladney) 
Mrs. J. W. Lipscomb 

(Ann Dubard) 
Mrs. G. W. Litton 

(Marv Hazie) 
Mrs. G. E. McDougal 

(Sue Yelvington) 
Mrs. Albert H. McLcmore 

(Anne Tillman) 
Thelma Moody 
Mrs. R. G. Moore 

(Mary Collins) 
Mary Miller Murry 
Mrs. Joe Pugh 

(Eva Clower) 
Mrs. Smith Richardson 

Mrs. Hubert Scrivener 

(Martha E. O'Brien) 
Mrs. Gerald W. Shill 

(Maveleen Wilson) 
Mrs. Maude Simmons 

(Maude Newton) 
Mrs. W. C. Smallwood 

(Hazel Holley) 
Virginia Thomas 
Bob Tillman 
Jessie Van Osdel 
Mrs. Charles T. Wadlington 

(Emily Lee Lucius) 
Mabel Wessels 
Mrs. Henry W. Williams 

(Thelma McKeithen) 
Mrs. Mattie Williamson 

(Mattie Murff) 


Mrs. E. L. Calhoun 
(Ethel Lampton) 
Mrs. Tomas D. Hendrix 

(Mary Flowers) 
Mrs. J. I. Hurst 

(Ary Carruth) 
Mrs. W. D. Myers 

(Inez King) 
Mrs. Daniel W. Poole 

(Helen Sells) 
Mrs. C. R. Ridgway, Sr. 

(Hattie Lewis) 

Anonymous donor 
Forrest E. Bearden 
Mrs. C. A. Bowen 
Mrs. D. C. Brumfield 
Frank Cabell 
Mrs. James S. Ferguson 
Mrs. Robert M. Howell 
Mrs. Walter B. Howell 
Mrs. H. L. McKenzie 
Mrs. William E. Riecken 
Mrs. Milton C. White 
Corporate Alumnus 
Program 1963-64 
Armstrong Cork Company 

(Matching gift by Dick T. 

Dearing Milliken Service 

(IMatching gift made by 

A. M. Sivewright) 
Dow Chemical Company 

(Matching gift made by 

A. G. Snelgrove) 
Ebasco Services, In- 

(Matching gifts made by 

Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Kim- 
Ferro Corporation 

(Matching gift made by 

Curtis O. Holladay) 
General Electric Foundation 

(Matching gift made by 

H. M. Carmichael) 
Gulf Oil Corporation 

(Matching gifts made by 

Joseph Franklin and 

George Hall) 
International Business 
Machines Corporation 

(Matching gift made by 

J. W. Morris) 
Tennessee Gas Transmission 

(Matching gift made by 

O. L. Brooks) 


Major Investors 

J. W. Alford, '30 
Henry V. Allen, Jr., '36 
E. L. Anderson, Jr., '25- '27 
C. C. Applewhite, '07 
Sam E. Ashmore, '16-'17 
Mrs. W. E. Ayres, Jr., '54 
Mrs. W. E. Ayres, Jr., '53 

(Diane Brown) 
A. V. Beacham, '28 
R. E. Blount, '28 
Mrs. R. E. Blount, '29 

(Alice Ridgway) 
Norman U. Boone, '33 
James L. Booth, '40 
John C. Boswell, '29-'30 
Mrs. John C. Boswell, '32 

(Ruth Ridgway) 
R. R. Branton, '27 
Mrs. R. R. Branton, '29 

(Doris Alford) 
Rex I. Brown, '51 
H. K. Bubenzer, '97-'99 
Carolyn Bufkin, '47 
Webb Buie, '36 
Mrs. Webb Buie, '36 

(Ora Lee Graves) 
Elmer Dean Calloway, '48 
J. H. Cameron, '47 
Mrs. J. H. Cameron, '32 

(Burnell Gillaspy) 
W. J. Caraway, '35 
Mrs. W. J. Caraway, '35 

(Catherine J. Ross) 
Charles H. Carr, '20-'22 
Craig Castle, '47 
Joe W. Coker, '27 
Henry B. Collins, '22 
W. Harris Collins, '36 
Gilbert Cook, Sr., '08 
Manley W. Cooper, '12 
Victor B. Gotten, '44 
Eugene H. Countiss, '30 
Sam Weeks Currie, '61 
Joseph B. Dabney, '00 
Clarence H. Denser, '47 
George T. Dorris, '39 
Mrs. Robert T. Edgar, '38 

(Annie Katherine Dement) 
William L. Ervin, Jr., '32 
Albert W. Felsher, Jr., '56 
Mrs. Albert W. Felsher, Jr., '55-'56 

(Rosemary Parent) 
H. E. Finger, Jr., '37 
Edward S. Fleming, '42 
Mrs. Edward S. Fleming, '43 

(Helen Mae Ruoff) 
Stewart Gammill, '29-'31 
Mrs. Stewart Gammill, '30-'32 

(Lora Hooper) 
Chauncey Godwin, '35 
Mrs. W. F. Goodman, '17-'18 

(Marguerite Watkins) 
S. Richard Harris, '50 
Warfield W. Hester, '35 
Howard G. Hilton, '44-'48 
J. H. Holleman, '39 
Robert T. Hollingsworth, '47 
H. Berry Ivy, '34 
Dewitt B. James, '43 
Cecil G. Jenkins, '51 
Mrs. Cecil G. Jenkins, '50 

(Patsy Abernathy) 
George H. Jones, '25 
Harris A. Jones, '99 
Howard S. Jones, '58 
Maurice Jones, '34 
Dan T. Keel, Jr., '54 
Mrs. Wylie V. Kees, '33 

(Mary Sue Burnham) 

J. T. Kimball, '34 
Mrs. J. T. Kimball, '44 

(Louise Day) 
Philip Kolb, '28-'31 
Mrs. Philip Kolb, '30 

(Warrene Ramsey) 
Heber Ladner, '29 
Robert N. Leggett, Jr., '62 
Mrs. Robert N. Leggett, Jr., '63 

(Nell Carleen Smith) 
Herbert H. Lester, '13 
Earl T. Lewis, '50 
Mrs. Earl T. Lewis, '51 

(Mary Sue Enochs) 
Walton Lipscomb, III, '56 
Richard G. Lord, Jr., '36-'38 
W. B. McCarty, Sr., '05-'09 
Raymond McClinton, '36 
Mrs. Raymond McClinton, '35-'37 

(Rowena McRae) 
Leon McCluer, '12-'15, '17-'18 
Mrs. Leon McCluer, '05-'07 

(Mary Moore) 
Ralph McCool, '36-'37 
Mrs. Ralph McCool, '40 

(Bert Watkins) 
James Clyde McGee, '01-'03 
Tom McHorse, '63 
Clyde V. McKee, Jr., '36-'39 
S. S. McNair, '21-'23 
W. Merle Mann '28 
Mrs. W. Merle Mann, '28 

(Frances Wortman) 
Raymond S. Martin, '42 
Percy A. Matthews, '16 
J. S. Maxey, '17-'18 
Marjorie Miller, '41 
William E. Moak, '42-'44 
Mrs. William E. Moak, '42-'44 

(Lucy Gerald) 
R. G. Moore, '17 
W. D. Myers, '14-'17 
Mrs. W. D. Myers, Whit. '18 

(Inez King) 
Richard W. Naef, '49 
Mrs. Richard W. Naef, '49 

(Jane Ellen Newell) 
John A. Neill, '49 
John L. Neill, '06 
Walter R. Neill, '43 
Marion P. Parker, '49 
William I. Peeler, '29 
George B. Pickett, '27-'30 
Charles R. Rew, '10 
John B. Ricketts, '05 
C. R. Ridgway, Jr., '35 
Mrs. C. R, Ridgway, Sr., Whit. '07 

(Hattie Lewis) 
Walter S. Ridgway, II, '43 
William Riecken, '52 
Mrs. William Riecken, '50-'52 

(Jeanenne Pridgen) 
Solon F. Riley, '28 
Charlton S. Roby, '42 
Vic Roby, '38 
Nat Rogers, '41 
Mrs. Nat Rogers, '42 

(Helen Ricks) 
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 Cortwright) 
Howard Selman, '30 
Austin L. Shipman, '21 
Fred B. Smith, '12 


Mrs. Francis B. Stevens, '42 

(Ann Herbert) 
Edward Stewart, '57 
Mrs. Deck Stone, '52 

(Sandra Lee Campbell) 
C. C. Sullivan, '17-'20 
Curtis M. Swango, '27 
Bethany Swearingen, '25 
M. B. Swearingen, '22 
Mrs. M. B. Swearingen, '24-'26 

(Mary Louise Foster) 
Bill Tate, '46-'47 
Mrs. Bill Tate, '44 

(Elizabeth Sue McCormack) 
William N. Thomas, '12 
Mrs. Warren Trimble, '40 

(Celia Brevard) 
Janice Trimble, '43 
Oliver B. Triplett, Jr., '24 
Ray H. Triplett, '39-'41 
A. T. Tucker, '39 
Walter I. Waldrop, '55 
Mrs. Walter I. Waldrop, '52-'54 

(Jeanelle Howell) 

Marcus E. Waring, '45 
J. C. Wasson, '16 
J. L. Wofford, '43 
Mrs. J. L. Wofford, '47 

(Mary Ridgwav) 
Noel C. Womack '44 
Mrs. Noel C. Womack. '44 

(Flora Mae Arant) 
Charles N. Wright, '48 
Mrs. Charles N. Wright, '53 

(Bettv Small) 
V. D. Youngblood, '58 


William H. Mounger 
Mrs. William H. Mounger 
D. R. Sanderson, Sr. 
Mrs. D. R. Sanderson, Sr. 
D. R. Sanderson, Jr. 
Joe F. Sanderson 
Brevik Schimmel 
Francis B. Stevens 


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, 1963, and ended June 30, 1964.) 

Total Number of Persons 191 

Total Contributed $107,725.41 

Mrs. J. H. Albritton, '26 

(Mary Nelle Newell) 
J. W. Alford, '30 
L. E. Alford, '29-'33 
Ruth Alford, '29 
H. V. Allen, Jr., '36 
Edgar Lee Anderson, Jr., '36 
The Rev. and Mrs. R. E. Anding, 

'48 and '47 

(BiUie Jeanne Brewer) 
C. C. Applewhite, '07 
Charles Arrington, '36 
John L. Ash, III, '49 
Mrs. Joe Bailey, Jr., Gren. 

(Emma Louise Little) 
T. A. Baines, '35 
Mrs. Ross R. Bamett, '26 

(Pearl Crawford) 
A. V. Beacham, '28 
General and Mrs. R. E. Blount, '28 

and '29 

(Alice Ridgway) 
H. E. Boone, Sr., '30 
Norman U. Boone, '33 
Dr. and Mrs. John Clark BosweU, '29- 

'30 and '32 

(Ruth Ridgway) 
W. P. Bridges, Sr., '11-'13 
C. W. Brooks, '20 
Chaplain and Mrs. J. H. Brooks, '09 

and Gren. '14 

(Ruth Jaco) 
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Buie, Both '36 

(Ora Lee Graves) 
Mr. and Mrs. Steve BurweU, '29-'30 

and '35 

(Carolyn Hand) 

James B. CampbeU, '49-'51 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Campbell, '24 

and '25 

(Evelyn Flowers) 
Charlotte Capers, '30-'32 
Kathleen Carmichael, '25 
Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds Cheney, '31 

and '33 

(Winifred Green) 
C. C. Clark, '15 
G. C. Clark, '38 
Roy C. Clark, '41 
H. Wyatt Clowe, '36 
Foster Collins, '39 
O. W. Conner, III, '49 
William G. Cook, '21-'24 
J. D. Cox, '47 
Mrs. Frederick G. Cox, Jr., '44-'46 

(Alma Van Hook) 
Frank E. Dement, Jr., '32-'35, '37-'41 
James Dorman. '32 
Charles Duke, '41-'42 
Mr. and Mrs. Jack F. Dunbar, Both '54 

(Carolyn Hand) 
Roy A. Eaton. '52 
John Egger, '27 
Mrs. Rome A. Emmons, Jr., '53 

(Cola O'Neal) 
Mrs. I. C. Enochs, '16-'18 

(Crawford Swearingen) 
E. M. Ervin, '21 
Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Ezelle, '37 and 


(Katherine Ann Grimes) 
Robert L. Ezelle, Jr., '35 


James S. Ferguson, '37 

H. E. Finger, Jr., '37 

Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Foster, Jr., '48-'50 

and '53 

(Elizabeth Lester) 
Marvin Franklin, '52 
Martha Gerald, '41 
John B. Godbold, '41-'42 
Mrs. W. F. Goodman, '17-'18 

(Marguerite Watkins) 
W. F. Goodman, Jr., '49 
John G. Hand, '25-'26, '27-'28 
James E. Hardin, '53 
Paul D. Hardin, '35 
Elizabeth Harrell, '31 
Harry Hawkins, '55 
Mrs. Gordon R. Hazell, '50-'52 

(Eleanor Millsaps) 
Mrs. Arnold Hederman, '35-'39 

(Mary Eleanor Shaughnessy) 
Mrs. R. M. Hederman, '32 

(Sara Smith) 
Mrs. Tom Hederman, '32-'35 

(Bernice Flowers) 
Mrs. Robert P. Anderson, '33 

(Adomae Partin) 
W. S. Henley, '18 
Mrs. Thomas D. Hendrix, Whit. '18 

(Mary Flowers) 
R. T. Hollingsworth, '47 
Garland HoUoman, '34 
Mrs. Homer Lee Howie, '45 

(June Eckert) 
J. Manning Hudson, '40 
J. T. Humphries, '41 
B. M. Hunt, '21 
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jacobs, '39-'41 

and '41-'42 

(Gwynn Green) 
Dr. and Mrs. Cecil G. Jenkins, '51 

and '50 

(Patsy Abemathy) 
Mrs. W. F. Johnson, '51 

(Frances Anne Beacham) 
W. W. Johnson, '50 
Mr. and Mrs. R. Gary Jones, '26-'28 

and '34- '36 

(Jessie Vic Russell) 
Paul Keller, '64 
Mrs. Paul Keller, Gren. 

(Christine Anderson) 

E. A. Kelly, '27-'31 
Mrs. Catherine P. Klipple, '47 

(Catherine Powell) 
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Kolb, '28-'31 and 


(Warrene Ramsey) 
Heber Ladner, '29 
Mrs. George F. LaFollette, '37 

(Lois Biggs) 
S. H. Leech, '55 
J. W. Leggett, Jr., '28-'29, '30-'31 
DeWitt T. Lewis, '34-'35 
J. E. Lott, '49 
Edwin W. Lowther, '40 
Robert E. Mc Arthur, '60 
Dr. and Mrs. T. F. McDonnell, '35 and 


(Alice Weems) 

F. W. McEwen. '34 
. J. Clyde McGee, '01-'03 

The Rev. and Mrs. David Mcintosh, 

'49 and ■46-'49 

(Rosemary Thigpen) 
The Rev. and Mrs. William C. Mc- 

Lelland, '41 and '39-'41 

(Wilma Lee Floyd) 
Mr. and Mrs. George McMurry, '29-'32 

and '38 

(Grace Horton) 


Mrs. Helen M. Mann, Whit. 

(Helen Merritt) 
Raymond Martin, Jr., '42 
Mrs. R. E. Dumas Milner, '41 

(Myrtle Howard) 
Dr. and Mrs. Ross H. Moore, '23 an 


(Alice Sutton) 
Mrs. John W. Morgan, '41 

(Virginia Davis) 
Dr. and Mrs. Turner T. Morgan, '49 i 

and '48 

(Lee Berry hill) 
Dr. and Mrs. Richard W. Naef, BotJ 

'49 i 

(Jane Ellen Newell) 
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Naylor, Jr., '21 

and '28 

(Martha Watkins) 
Charles L. Neill, '36 
Walter R. Neill, '43 
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Norton, '34-'3l 

and '37 

(Martha Lee Newell) 
R. P. Neblett, '27-'30 
Roy A. Parker, '55 
Mrs. Henry P. Pate, '40 

(Glenn Phifer) 
R. D. Peets, Sr., '12 
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Peets, Jr., '42-'4- 

and '46 

(Charlotte Gulledge) 
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Peevey, '28 am 


(Lucile Hutson) 
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Phillips, '40 and '4: 

(Ruth Borum) 
George Pickett, '27-'30 
Mrs. Paul A. Radzewicz, '52 

(Ethel Cole) 
Mrs. J. Earl Rhea, '38 

(Mildred Clegg) 
William R. Richerson, '37 
W. B. Ridgway, '36-'38 
Walter S. Ridgway, II, '43 
C. S. Roby, '42 
Mr. and Mrs. Nat S. Rogers, '41 anc 


(Helen Ricks) 
Mrs. Clyde C. Scott, '45-'48 

(Agatha Adcock) 
Frank T. Scott, '13 
Mr. and Mrs. Tom B. Scott, Jr., '40-'4; 

and '42-'44 

(Betty Hewes) 
I. H. Sells, '26 
J. D. Slay, '33 
Mrs. T. Stanley Sims, '52-'54 

(Doris Wilkerson) 
Fred B. Smith, '12 
Mr. and Mrs. Lem O. Smith, Jr., 

'26-'27 and '34 

(Margaret Flowers) 
Sydney A. Smith, Jr., '36 
Mrs. V. K. Smith, '21-'25 

(Rosalie Lowe) 
B. M. Stevens, '55 
i^lrs. Francis B. Stevens, '42 

(Ann Herbert) 
Mr. and Mrs, Joe R. Stevens, '3'i 

and '34-'35 

(Stella Galloway) 
Mrs. Phineas Stevens, '58-'59 

(Patricia Land) 
Edward Stewart, '57 
Mrs. Bruce M. Sutton, '58-'59 

(Lodena Sessums) 
A. T. Tucker, '39 
Larry Tynes, '57 

F. W. Vaughan, '26 

H. W. F. Vaughan, '26 

J. F. Waits, '20-'22 

M. E. Waring, '45 

James A. Wascom, '25-'28 

Mary V. Weems, Whit. '13 

Mrs. H. E. Weir, '29-'32 

(Kathryn Herbert) 
Dan M. White, '17 
Morris E. White, '54 
Kenneth W. Wills, '32 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wood, '56 and '39 

(Grace Cunningham) 
W. P. Woolley, '25 
Dan A. Wright, '47 
Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Wroten, Jr., '41 

and '40-'41 

(Facia Lowe) 
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Young, '52 

and '50-'52 

(Joan Wignall) 
H. H. Youngblood, '47 
V. D. Youngblood, '58 


Dr. A. P. Hamilton 

B. E. MitcheU ... 
(Scholarship Fund) 


Henry V. Allen, Jr. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Campbell 

Mrs. Robert T. Edgar 

Mrs. I. C. Enochs 

Dr. and Mrs. James S. Ferguson 

Mrs. W. F. Goodman 

Mrs. T. F. Larche 

N. W. Overstreet 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Spiva 

Bethany Swearingen 


Henry V. Allen, Jr. 

William H. Bizzell 

Mrs. I. C. Enochs 

Dr. and Mrs. James S. Ferguson 

Mrs. W. F. Goodman 

Mrs. T. F. Larche 

Fred McEwen 

Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Peevey 

Mrs. WilUam E. Riecken 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Spiva 

C. C. Sullivan 

Bethany Swearingen 

Mrs. Milton C. White 

Memorial Gifts 

J. B. Price 

(Pre-Med Scholarship Fund) 


. Henry V. Allen, Jr. 
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Barksdale 
Dr. J. C. Harnett 
F. M. Beaird, Jr. 
W. H. Bizzell 
Gary Boone 

Dr. and Mrs. John C. Boswell 
Dr. R. A. Brannon 
Jack Bufkin 
Pat Burke 

Mrs. J. Curtis Burrow 
Mrs. E. L. Calhoun 
Dean CaUoway 

Mr. and Mrs, James W. Campbell 
Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds S. Cheney 
Leonard E. Clark 
Dr. and Mrs. Benny Conerly 
Zorah Curry 
Mrs. 1. C. Enochs 
Dr. and Mrs. James S. Ferguson 
Charles B. Galloway 
Mrs. James Y. Harpole, Jr. 
Dr. J. Manning Hudson 
Dr. Warren C. Jones 
LB. Kelly 
Lynda Lee 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Leggett, Jr. 
Annie Lester 
Walton Lipscomb 
Dr. Reginald S. Lowe 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Maynor 
Robert C. Maynor 
Mr. and l^'Trs. Herman McKenzie 
Dr. and Mrs. Ross H. Moore 
Capt. John D. Morgan 
Mrs. Howard Morris 
Dr. Marion P. Parker 


Memorial Gifts 

George Pickett 

Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Pickett 

Mr. and Mrs. J, P. Potter 

Dr. and Mrs. James D. Powell 

M. E. Price 

C. R, Ridgway 

Mrs. Peter Segota 

Mrs. Ruth P. Smith 

""ir. and Mrs. Richard Soehner 

C. C. Sullivan 

Bethany Swearingen 

Mrs. E. W. Walker 

Dr. M. E. Waring 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wood 

Dr. J. D. Wroten, Sr. 


Mr. and Mrs. William E. Barksdald 

Mrs. Ross Bass 

W. H. Bizzell 

Dr. and Mrs. John C. Boswell 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. DeLong 

Dr. and Mrs. James S. Ferguson i 

Martha Gerald 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Leggett 

Mrs. G. W. Litton 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Maynor 

Rev. and Mrs. Archie Meadows 

Dr. C. M. Murry 

^. R. Ridgway 

The Rev. R. E. Wasson 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wood 

Joe Wroten 

Memorial Book Fund 


Lt. Tom Hederman, III Mr. and Mrs. William E. Barksdale 

J. Raiford Watson Mr. and Mrs. WilUam E. Barksdale 

Carl Fox, Jr Mr. and Mrs. WilUam E, Barksdal- 

Eli Flowers Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cabell 

J. W. Wood, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cabell 

Mrs. Thomas Blake IMr. and Mrs. Frank Cabell 

Sam Lampton Dean Calloway 

Dr. John R. Countiss Mrs. Charles W. Dibble 

Dr. John R. Countiss Mrs. Walter Ely 

Mrs. Robert B. Ricketts Mrs. I. C. Enochs 

Wiley Harris Robert L. Ezelle 

J. W. Wood, Sr Dr. and Mrs. James S. Ferguson 

R. M. Gibson, Sr Mrs. Robert M. Gibson 

R. L. Ezelle Chauncey R. Godwin 

Walter B. Howell Mrs. Walter Howell 

Frank Fort Howard S. Jones 

Mrs. R. G. Moore The Rev. R. G. Moore 

J. M. Richardson Mrs. Howard Morris 

Dr. W. E. Riecken, Sr. . Mrs. Howard Morris 

Dr. Charles AJford Mr. and Mrs. William H. Moungei 

Kay Kirschenbaum Mrs. John E. Newland 

C. H. McNees Dr. and Mrs. James D. Powell 

Dr. W. E. Riecken, Sr Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Riecken, Jr. 

Mrs. Lillian Priddy . . . Sue Robinson 

Mrs. Catherine Wall Mounger . . . Mr. and Mrs. Nat S. Rogers 

Mrs. Robert B. Ricketts Bethany Swearingen 

Mrs. Agnes F. Ricketts Mrs. Harry E. Weir 

Mrs. Tom Pigott Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Wofford 


Mrs. J. M. Douglass, Sr Mr. and Mrs. William E. Barksdal 

Rev. J. M. Alford and Mrs. 

Eastin C. Jones The Rev. and Mrs. R. R. Branto 

Dr. J. B. Price Mrs. Dorothy E. Brown 

Mrs. Stewart G. Nobles -Mrs. Crawford Enochs 

Dr. J. B. Price Mrs. Henry P. Noland 

Janie Watkins ]\Ir. and Mrs. George Pickett 

Eli Flowers Mr. and Mrs. George Pickett 

Dr. J. D. Wroten, Sr Mr. and Mrs. George Pickett 

Dr. A. P. Hamilton C. R. Ridgway 

J. R. "Bob" Gilfoy C. R. Ridgway 

Mrs. M. E. Morehead Bethany Swearingen 

Mrs. Stewart G. Nobles Bethany Swearingen 



Athletic Awards 

Bishop M. A. Franklin Fund 

Millsaps Singers 
European Tour 


Mr. and Mrs. Webb Buie 

Dr. Eugene H. Countiss 

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Kolb 

Heber Ladner 

John McManus 

George Pickett 

C. R. Ridgway 

W. B. Ridgway 

Mr. and Mrs. Nat Rogers 

Howard Selman 

Curtis M. Swango 

Dr. and Mrs. Noel C. Womack 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Davis 

Dr. H. E. Finger, Jr. 

J. Howard Lewis 

Mr. and Mrs. Sale Lilly 

Tommy Poole 

R. E. Wasson 

. Louis Ball 
Dr. and Mrs. John C. Boswell 
Ivan Burnett, Jr. 
Mrs. Neal Calhoun 
Dr. Weir Conner, III 
Dolores Craft 
Nancy Grisham 
Mrs. O. Z. Hall 
Lt. Stearns Hayward 
Dr. R. T. Hollingsworth 
Dr. and Mrs. Cecil G. Jenkins 
Mrs. Paul Kenny 
Dr. Jack V. King 
Dr. and Mrs. Richard W. Naef 
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Pearson 
George Pickett 
C. R. Ridgway 
Vic Roby 
Mrs. Fred Smith 
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. StovaU 
Bethany Swearingen 
Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Wofford 
Dr. and Mrs. Noel C. Womack 

Designated Gifts 

Evelyn McGahey Scholarship 

Murrah Hall Floor Fund 


. James A. Blount 

Mr. and Mrs. Webb Buie 

Craig Castle 

M. M. McGowan 

Randolph Peets, Sr. 

Mr. and Mrs. Tom B. Scott, 


Library Fund Mrs. L. E. Coker 

Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Riggs 
Dr. and Mrs. Noel C. Womack 

Endowment Fund S. Richard Harris 

Homecoming Banquet 
Expenses Eugene Hopper 

Kimball Student Aid Fund Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Kimball 

Ministerial Fund The Rev. and Mrs. B. F. Lewis 

Faculty Fund Mrs. Diane Mann 

Millsaps College 
Scholarship Fund TJie Rev. J. S. Maxey 

Support the 1964-65 Alumni Fund 


Events of Note 

President-less Year 

Millsaps began the year 1984-65 with- 
out a president. In July President 
H. E. Finger, Jr., was elected to the 
episcopacy of the Methodist Church 
and was appointed to the Nashville 

A committee was immediately ap- 
pointed by the Board of Trustees to 
handle the presidential duties. Com- 
posed of Dean Frank M. Laney, Jr., 
Dean of Students John Christmas, 
and Business Manager J. W. Wood, 
the committee functioned smoothly 
and efficiently. 

Another immediate action was the 
appointment of a committee to con- 
sider possible candidates for the pres- 
idential position. Headed by Nat S. 
Rogers, president of the Board of 
Trustees, the committee includes John 
Egger, The Reverend Garland Hollo- 
man, The Reverend Elliott Jones, 
and Fred B. Smith, represent- 
ing the Trustees; Dr. Ross H. Moore 
and Dr. C. Eugene Cain, representing 
the faculty; Mrs. Brevik Schimmel, 
representing the alumni; and Mike 
Sturdivant, representing the Associ- 

Mr. Rogers reports that the com- 
mittee is working to bring to the 
campus a strong president well quali- 
fied from academic and administra- 
tive standpoints to lead a college such 
as Millsaps. Contacts have been made 
with educational centers throughout 
the country to identify the prospects 
who are best qualified. 
New Teachers Named 

Ten new full-time faculty members 
and nine part-time teachers have join- 
ed the faculty for the 1964-65 session. 

Heading the list is Miss Eudora Wel- 
ty, who will be Writer-in-Residence. 
Announcement of Miss Welty's accept- 
ance of the post was made during the 
summer. She is conducting a semi- 
weekly seminar on the art of fiction 
and will present a public lecture - 
reading each semester. 

Others joining the faculty in Sep- 
tember were Dr. L. Hughes Cox, as- 
sociate professor of philosophy; Neil 
Folse, assistant professor of political 
science; Henry M. Nicholson, Jr., in- 
structor of mathematics; Dr. James 
C. Perry, visiting professor of biol- 
ogy; and Thomas L. Ranager, in- 
structor of physical education. 

Coming to the campus during the 
summer were Dr. Thomas Cochis, as- 
sistant professor of biology; Harper 
Davis, assistant professor of physical 
education; Dr. Clifton T. Mansfield, 
assistant professor of chemistry; and 
Mary O'Bryant, assistant librarian. 

Scheduled to teach on a part-time 
basis are William E. Loper, Jr., Rob- 
ert S. Neitzel, and Gipson Wells, all 
in sociology; Dr. Dudley F. Peeler, 
Jr., Dr. Morris L. J. Crawford, Dr. 
Donald T. Foshee, Dr. Frederick L. 
McGuire, and Dr. David Lee Sparks, 
all in psychology; and Homer W. Wat- 
kins, Jr., economics. 

Miss Welty, considered America's 
foremost short-story writer, is a grad- 
uate of the University of Wisconsin. 
She has received honorary degrees 
from a number of colleges and uni- 
versities. She has twice won the first 
prize in the O. Henry Memorial Con- 
test, has received two Guggenheim 
Fellowships, and was elected to the 
National Institute of Arts and Letters 
in 1952. 

Dr. Cox received the Bachelor of 
Arts degree from Wabash College, 
the Bachelor of Sacred Theology de- 
gree from Boston University, and the 
Master of Arts and the Ph.D. degrees 
from Yale. A member of Phi Beta 
Kappa, he has taught at High Point 
College (North Carolina) for the past 
four years. 

A graduate of Louisiana State Uni- 
versity, where he received the Bache- 
lor of Arts degree, Folse has had 
graduate work at LSU and Johns Hop- 
kins and has completed course re- 
quirements for the Ph.D. degree. He 
has taught at LSU. 

A native of Louisiana, Nicholson re- 
ceived the Bachelor's degree from 
Centenary College and the Master's 
degree from Louisiana Polytechnic 
Institute. He has taught at Centenary. 

Dr. Perry, who retired as professor 
of zoology at Marquette University 
this year, received the AB and AM de- 
grees from St. Louis University and 
the Ph.D. degree from the University 
of Cincinnati. A member of the teach- 
ing profession since 1929, he taught 
at Marquette twenty-two years. 

Ranager taught and coached during 
the past year at Hazlehurst, Missis- 
sippi. He was a triple letter winner at 

Mississippi State, where he receivec 
his BS degree. 

The recipient of the BS degree from 
McNeese State College, Dr. Co'chi; 
earned the MS degree and the Ph.D 
degree from Louisiana State Univer 
sity. He has taught at LSU. 

Serving as head football coach, Da 
vis comes to Millsaps from Wesi 
Point, Mississippi, where he was heac 
coach and principal. He played pro 
fessional football with the Chicagc 
Bears and the Green Bay Packers 
He holds the Bachelor of Science anc 
Master of Education degrees frorr 
Mississippi State University. 

Having taught at Millsaps on a 
part-time basis during the 1963-64 ses- 
sion. Dr. Mansfield assumed full-time 
status in June. He is a graduate ol 
Mississippi College and holds the Ph. 
D. degree from the University of 

Miss O'Bryant, who came to Mill- 
saps from the Picayune public libra- 
ry, received the Bachelor of Arts de- 
gree from Mississippi State College 
for Women and the Master of Arts 
degree from Albion College. She has 
had further graduate work at the Uni- 
versity of Michigan. 
Alumni Board Appointed 

Appointments to the Board of Di- 
rectors of the Alumni Association have 
been made by President Robert M. 

Forty alumni have been assigned 
positions on the seven committees 
which make up the Board. The com- 
mittees are alumni participation, stu- 
dent-alumni relations, development, 
programs, finance, legal advisory, and 
Alumni Fund. 

The Board will work under the di- 
rection of the elected officers, the 
immediate past presidents, and the 
executive director of the Alumni As- 

The elected officers, named on 
Alumni Day last spring, are, in addi- 
tion to Dr. Mayo, Dr. J. H. HoUeman, 
Columbus, Lawrence Rabb, Meridian, 
and Bryant Ridgway, Jackson, vice- 
presidents; and Miss Martha Ken- 
drick, Jackson, secretary. They were 
chosen in a ballot-by-mail election. 

Immediate past presidents on the 
Executive Committee are William E. 
Barksdale, Jackson; Fred Ezelle, 


Jackson: and Charlton S. Roby, Jack- 

James J. Livesay, Jackson, serves 
as executive director of the Alumni 

Appointed chairman of the Alumni 
Fund for 1964-65 was Albert Sanders, 
Jr., of Jackson. 

Alumni named to the Board include 
the following: H. V. Allen, Jr., Jack- 
son; John Awad, Jackson; Dr. Mar- 
tin Baker, Hattiesburg; William E. 
'Barksdale, Jackson; W. H. Bizzell, 
..Cleveland; Mrs. T. H. Boone, Jackson; 
Miss Carolyn Bufkin, Jackson; Charles 
Carmichael, Jackson; Gordon Carr, 
Vicksburg; Mrs. Harry Cavalier, Bi- 
!loxi; Neal Cirlot, Jackson; Miss Er- 
nestine Crisler, Jackson; the Rever- 
end N. A. Dickson, Columbia; Buford 
Ellington, Nashville; W. L. Ervin, 
Inverness; Fred Ezelle. Jackson; 

Chauncey Godwin, Tupelo; Gar- 
ner Green, Jackson; Howard Jones, 
Jackson; Dr. Warren Jones, Forest; 
J. Howard Lewis, Greenwood; Walton 
Lipscomb, III, Jackson; Dr. T. F. 
McDonnell. Hazlehurst; J. Clyde Mc- 
Gee. Jackson; Dr. W. F. Murrah, 
Memphis: W. D. Myers, Philadelphia; 
the Reverend J. L. Neill, Decatur; 
Julian Prince, Corinth; Dr. William 
E. Riecken. Kosciusko; Charlton Ro- 
by, Jackson: Dr. Lowery Rush, Meri- 
dian; Mrs. Francis Stevens, Jackson; 
Miss Virginia Thomas, Tupelo; Mrs. 
J. D. Upshaw. Louise; the Reverend 
Jim Waits, Biloxi; Dr. M. Elton War- 
ing, Tylertown; and Dr. J. L. Wof- 
ford, Jackson. 
Sanders Heads Fund 

Jackson business executive Albert 
G. Sanders, Jr., has been named 
chairman of the Alumni Fund for 

Mr. Sanders succeeds Randolph 
Peets, of Jackson, who directed the 
fund campaign in 1933-34. Alumni con- 
tributions reached an all-time high 
under Mr. Peets' leadership. Goal for 
the 1934-65 campaign will be announc- 
ed at a later date. 

The campaign for funds will get 
underway in October with a direct 
mailing to the approximately 8,000 
alumni listed with the Alumni Office. 
The money will go into the school's 
operating funds. 

Mr. Sanders is executive vice-presi- 
dent of the Mississippi Savings and 
Loan League. Before assuming his 
present post he was executive direc- 
tor of the North Mississippi Industrial 
Development Association. He has al- 
so served as manager of the Indus- 
trial Development Department of the 
Mississippi Agricultural and Industrial 
Board and as a member of the staff 
of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. 

A 1942 graduate of Millsaps, where 
he was a member of Omicron Delta 
Kappa and Kappa Sigma fraternity, 
Mr. Sanders has served as secretary 
of the Millsaps Associates and on the 
Board of Directors of the Alumni As- 

In World War II he served in the 
European Theatre, receiving the 
Bronze Star. He also served as an 
electronics officer at Keesler Air 
Force Base from 1951 to 1953. 

The son of Dr. A. G. Sanders, 
emeritus professor of romance lang- 
uages and librarian at Millsaps, Mr. 
Sanders is married to the former 
Johnnie Belle Pittinan, He is a mem- 
ber of Galloway Memorial Methodist 
NSF Grants Received 

Two additional National Science 
Foundation grants were received by 
Millsaps this fall, bringing to five the 
number of NSF grants which will be 
in effect in 1934-65. 

The two latest grants were in sup- 
port of undergraduate research par- 
ticipation programs in the fields of 
biology and geology. 

The other three grants were given 
under an "Undergraduate Instruction- 
al Scientific Program." They totaled 
$21,070 and were awarded in physics, 
biology, and chemistry. 

The research participation grants 
are each in the amount of $5,300, 
bringing to $32,270 the total of NSF 
funds which are available to Mill- 

The biology undergraduate research 
training program will be under the 
direction of Rondal Bell, acting chair- 
man of the department. 

The study will be concerned with 
the examination of two species of 
field mice by means of serological, 
cytological and ecological methods. 

The study will be divided into three 
separate projects. One will be con- 
cerned with taxonomic studies by use 
of filter paper electrophoresis of sera 
of several species of field mice. It 
will be directed by Bell. James P. 
McKeown will direct the in\estiga- 
tion of blood groupings within and 
among different species of field 
mice. Another team of students, di- 
rected by Dr. Thomas Cochis, will 
be responsible for the capture, care, 
and breeding of laboratory stocks, 
and will make studies of the ecology 
and natural history of the animals. 

In addition. Dr. James C. Perry, 
visiting professor of biology, will be 
doing work on the hormonally induced 
disease polyarteritis nodosa in field 

The 1S34-65 session will be the sixth 
consecutive year in which the Mill- 

saps biology department has engag- 
ed in student-oriented research under 
the auspices of the National Science 

Directed by Dr. Richard R. Priddy, 
chairman of the geology department, 
the geology study was begun in 1930. 
Two previous NSF grants sponsored 
the earlier projects, one a three-year 
comparative study of loess and loes- 
sal soils of west-central Mississippi 
and one a study of the geology of the 
loess of the same area. 

The new study will be concerned 
with the stratigraphy of the loess. 
Dr. Priddy said that the new grant 
was requested "because last year's 
prograin uncovered more challenging 
stratigraphic problems than the orig- 
inal investigation indicated." 

He said that the study was extend- 
ed because of the research value to 
the students, the discovery of five 
blankets of loess in some 100 to 110 
fresh highway roadcuts near Vicks- 
burg, and the frequent revising of 
old techniques and devising of new 

Loess is a peculiar deposit of wind- 
blown silt, clay, and very fine sand 
which caps bedrock hills in a belt 
bordering the Mississippi Alluvial 
Plain and extends as a progressively 
thinning mantle east to Jackson. 

Dr. Priddy said that two devices 
developed in last year's study would 
speed investigation and provide 
broader research experiences for stu- 
dents. These are an ammeter for 
measuring the electrical capacity of 
the loess in a test hole, in a road- 
cut, or in a combination of the two, 
and a rotary drill which will operate 
"dry" and will take undisturbed cores 
3V2 inches in diameter and 24 inches 
in length. 
Herbarium Established 

The only herbarium of plants of the 
Southeastern United States is being 
established at Millsaps as a part of 
the new field biology laboratory. 

According to Millsaps botanists, 
there is no authoritative list of Mis- 
sissippi flora by which plants may be 
identified and classified. The forests 
of Mississippi have never been de- 

The principal purpose of the her- 
barium will be to serve as a center 
for the identification of Southeastern 

Dr. Thomas Cochis, assistant pro- 
fessor of biology, will be in charge of 
the herbarium, which will be located 
in Sullivan-Harrell Science Hall. 

Specimens of pressed plants are 
being inounted in plastic with com- 
plete identification as to scientific 


name, common name, family, local- 
ity, and habitat. The mounted speci- 
mens are stored in special double- 
walled cases designed to keep out 
bugs and moisture. 

At the time they are collected the 
plants are placed in plastic bags to 
keep them moist. On return to the 
laboratory they are pressed between 
layers of blotter paper, which absorb 
moisture, and placed in a wooden 
press. When drying is completed the 
specimens are mounted on paper and 
covered with plastic. 

The specimens on hand now have 
been accumulated over a period of 
years. Recently added was a collec- 
tion of alpine and sub-alpine plants. 

Of greatest interest to the scientists 
are natural plants, but cultivated 
plants will also be collected. 

The herbarium will be available to 
the public, according to Dr. Cochis. 

Dr. Cochis said that persons who 
have specimens or collections which 
they would like to place in a central 
control center are asked to contact 
members of the Millsaps biology staff. 
Environment Room Set 

Millsaps College scientists will be 
■'dialing weather" this year. 

Their weather manipulation will be 
confined to one room only, but it is 
expected to yield benefits in numer- 
ous ways. 

The room is the new walk-in control- 
led environment laboratory. The only 
one of its kind in the state, it was 
installed this summer under the au- 
spices of the National Science Founda- 
tion. It is located in the new field 
biology laboratory in Sulli I'an-Harrell 
Science Hall. 

Dr. Thomas Cochis, assistant profes- 
sor of biology, is in charge of the 
laboratory. He said that by means 
of dials he will be able to control the 
temperature, the humidity, and the in- 
tensity and cycles of lighting in the 
heavily insulated room. 

"We can simulate conditions rang- 
ing from desert to alpine," he stated. 

By dialing weather the scientists 
can put a plant into its reproductive 
cycle — and keep it there, if they so 
desire. Conversely, they can keep the 
plant in its vegetative cycle. 

Thus if the seeds of a plant are re- 
quired for a particular experiment, 
the plant will be put into the re- 
productive cycle until the needs of 
the experiment are met. 

The controlled environment labora- 
tory will enable the scientists to study 
the effects of a particular environ- 
ment on plants or animals. They will 
be able to discover under what con- 
ditions the animals or plants grow 
best, what combinations if any tend 

to stunt growth, and whether or not 
weather conditions affect their growth 
in areas of which they are not native. 

The laboratory is equipped with an 
automatic recorder which continu- 
ously records temperature and humid- 
ity. The biologists will be able to tell 
the exact conditions for every minute 
of the 24-hour cycle. 

An alarm system warns if any- 
thing goes wrong. 

The air-conditioning unit in the con- 
trolled environment room could cool 
a four-bedroom house. Temperature 
can go well below freezing. 
HSD is November 21 

Officials have set November 21 as 
High School Day, the annual occasion 
tor campus visitation by seniors. 

High school seniors will be given 
an opportunity to see the campus, 
meet members of the faculty and ad- 
ministration and current students, and 
learn requirements for entrance and 
other pertinent information. 

In addition, students desiring to 
compete for one of the forty High 
School Day scholarships will be giv- 
en an opportunity to take the exami- 

In Memoriam 

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 accur- 
ate list, but there will be unintention- 
al omissions. Your help is solicited 
in order that we may make the col- 
uinn as complete as possible. Those 
whose memory we honor are as fol- 

William Blair Alford, '14-17, who 
died August 2. He was a resident of 
Hazlehurst, Mississippi. 

Harry C. Ash, '27-'30, former mem- 
ber of the faculty, who died unex- 
pectedly on June 11 after a heart 
attack. He lived in Centreville. Mis- 

Mrs. Hartwell Cook (Elizabeth May 
Allen, ■27-'30). who died in July after 
a long illness. She lived in Jackson. 

James A. Droke, '37, who died in 
September. He was a resident of 
Towson, Maryland. 

Judge J. D. Fatherree, '02, who 
died in August. He was a resident 
of Quitman, Mississippi. 

James Ray Kocd, '58, who was kill- 
ed in a jeep-truck collision at Camp 
Shelby, Mississippi, in July while on 
summer duty with the Mississippi 
Army National Guard. He lived in 

nation on which awards are based 
Events of the day will include regis 
tration, a reception, entertainment 
the tests, guided tours of the campus 
conferences with faculty and staff, aj 
variety show, visits to the houses ol 
social groups, and an all-campus par 
BSD Absorbed 

Beta Sigma Omicron sorority has 
been absorbed by Zeta Tau Alpha 
in formal ceremonies in Evanston 
Illinois. ZTA national headquarters 
BSO chapters added to the ZT.\ 
collegiate chapter roll included Mill- i 
saps; William Jewell College. Liber- i 
ty, Missouri; Howard College, Bir 
mingham, Alabama; Westminster Col- 
lege, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania; 
Evansville College, Evansville, Indi 
ana; Thiel College, Greenville, Penn 
sylvania; and Youngstown Universitx 
Youngstown. Ohio. 

Zeta Tau Alpha participated in rush 
activities at Millsaps this fall. Plans; 
for a new sorority lodge are proceed- 
ing and construction is expected to 
begin in the near future. 

Don Gardner Lisle, '59, who was 
killed in an automobile accident on! 
August 19. A resident of Greenville, 
Mississippi, he was planning to move 
to California shortly to begin the study 
of law. 

Mrs. Gladys Mclntyre (Gladys Cur- 
tis, '21-'23), who died September 9. 
She lived in Memphis. 

Dr. Aurelis Pascal Messina, '38-'40, 
who died August 23 after a brief ill- 
ness. He was a resident of Vicks- 
burg, Mississippi. 

Marion B. Montgomery, '15-' 18, 
who died August 28 following an ap- 
parent heart attack. He was a resi- 
dent of Jackson. 

Robert Jackson Mullins, '09, who 
died April 26 after a short illness. He] 
was a resident of Santa Fe, New 

Dr. Hal S. Spragins, '92-'93, who 
died on June 28 in Memphis, Tennes- 
see. He was a member of the first 
class to enroll at Millsaps. 

Dr. Mifflin Wyatt Swartz, who 
taught at Millsaps from 1904 to 1915, 
who died September 5. Dr. Swartz 
was a prominent business and politi- 
cal figure in Indianola, Mississippi, 
at the time of his death. 

Dr. Vernon Lane Wharton, '28, who 
died September 7 after a short ill- 
ness. He was living in Lafayette, 
Louisiana, where he was dean of the 
College of Liberal Arts at the Uni- 
versity of Southwestern Louisiana. 


On July 1 Hugh H. Clegg, '20, retir- 
ed as director of development at the 
University of Mississippi, although 
continuing to serve as assistant to 
the chancellor. In addition to his con- 
tributions in the field of education, 
Dr. Clegg had a distinguished career 
(With the FBI, serving from 1932 until 
1954 as assistant director under J. 
Edgar Hoover. 

A $600 award for superior teaching 
• has been awarded to Col. George E. 
Reves, '29, by The Citadel, where he 
has been a member of the mathe- 
matics department for twenty-five 
years. Awards are given annually at 
the military college to members of 
the faculty whose day-by-day class- 
room work goes beyond the call of 
duty and who deserve to be singled 
Jut for special recognition. Colonel 
and Mrs. Reves have a son, Joseph. 

Now back at Ohio University after 
an exciting seven months in Paris, 
Mrs. Paul Brandes (Melba Sherman, 
'37) has resumed her duties as a 
member of the English staff. Mr. 
Brandes directs the Persuasion Labor- 
atory at the university. While in Paris 
Mr. Brandes did research on 17th 

: and 18th century French oratory and 
]\Irs. Brandes, in addition to main- 
taining a home for her husband and 

I daughter Sarah, transcribed onto tape 
Faulkner's "The Hamlet" for the 
Braille Division of the American Li- 
[brary of Paris. 

Col. Louis Wilson, '41, has been as- 
rsigned to Fort Pendleton, California, 
as chief of staff for the First Marine 
Division. Col. Wilson, who is married 
to the former Jane Clark, '42, was a 
winner of a Congressional Medal of 
Honor while serving with landing for- 
ces of the U. S. Marines in World 
War II. 

The Indiana Conference of the 
Methodist Church welcomed three 
Millsaps alumni who transferred from 
the Mississippi Conference to the Hoo- 
sier State in June. Alumni and their 
lew charges are the Reverend Robert 
)\I. Matheny, '42, Terre Haute; the 
Reverend Hubert L. Barlow, '49, In- 
dianapolis; and the Reverend Paul 
►kern, '57, Evansville. Mrs. Barlow is 
•the former Barbara Ann Bell, '49. 

I Fundamentals of Modern Mathema- 
tics, a textbook by Jean M. Calloway, 

'44 was published during the summer 
by Addison-Wesley Publishing Com- 
pany. Written primarily for non-sci- 

ence liberal arts students, the text- 
book considers a small number of 
concepts and uses them in such a 
way as to show the nature of mathe- 
matics. Dr. Calloway is Olney Pro- 
fessor cf Mathematics and chairman 
of the math department at Kalama- 
zoo College. 

Just back from a 16-month tour 
of duty in Viet Nam, where he was 
advisor to two major hospitals, Ma- 
jor Charles A. Stuart, Jr., '49, has 
been named assistant to the director 
of instruction at the Medical Field 
Services School. He received the MA 
degree from Ole Miss and the Ph.D. 

Major Miscellany 

Mrs. Grayson Headley (Patricia 
Parker, '40-'43) was guest pianist 
with the National Air Force Symphony 
in Washington, D.C., recently. She 
played her own composition, a piano 
concerto entitled "Rhapsody of 
Youth." Mrs. Headley manages her 
late husband's radio station, which 
she now owns, in Irvington, Virgin- 
ia. She is listed in "Who's Who Among 
American Women" and "Who's Who 
Among American Women in the 
South and Southwest." 

A variety of interests keeps Dr. 
Elton Waring, '45, busy. In addition 
to his duties as a practicing physi- 
cian in Tylertown, Mississippi, he is 
secretary-treasurer of Universal Saw 
and Tool Company, a tool engineer- 
ing concern. He also writes book re- 
views and is an active member of 
the Millsaps Alumni Association 
Board of Directors. 

Auburn University has appointed 
Dr. Thomas L. Wright, '43-44, as- 
sociate professor in the department 
of English. Dr. Wright received the 
Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, 
and Ph.D. degrees from Tulane Uni- 

Clarence J. DeRoo, '43-'44, is in his 
seventh year as business manager of 
the Christian Sanatorium Association, 
a private non-profit hospital providing 
care and treatment for nervous and 
mental disorders and a nursing home 
for the aged, convalescent, and chron- 
ically ill. He and his family (six 
children, ranging from one born on 
February 29 cf this year to one 14 
years of age) are members of the 
Calvin Christian Reformed Church in 
Wyckoff, New Jersey, where Mr. De- 
Roo is an Elder and clerk of the 
consistory and has served two terms 
as Deacon. Mr. DeRoo received the 
BS degree from Rutgers University in 

degree in college administration from 
the University of Texas. 

Dr. George L. Maddox, '49, has been 
promoted to the rank of professor in 
the department of sociology and an- 
thropology at Duke University. He 
also moves up to the rank of profes- 
sor of medical sociology in Duke's 
department of psychiatry. Mrs. Mad- 
dox is the former Evelyn Godbold, 

Among those who were assigned 
new churches last spring were the 
Reverend Everett R. Watts, '49, who 
moved to Petal. Mississippi, from Shu- 
buta, and the Reverend T. Ed High- 
tower, '45, who was named pastor 
of Grace Methodist Church in Jack- 
son. Mr. Watts is married to the for- 
mer Marie Black and has two child- 
ren. Mr. Hightower is married to the 
former Kathryn Nicholson and has 
four daughters. 

Peggy Billings, '50, has been nam- 
ed a secretary of Christian social 
relations in the Woman's Division of 
the Methodist Board of Missions. She 
was one of eight new staff executives 
appointed in September. Miss Bill- 
ings served as missionary social work- 
er in Korea for eleven years. 

J. W. Carroll, '50, has been appoint- 
ed executive director of a Methodist 
retirement home to be built in Tupelo, 
Mississippi. To be known as Trace- 
way Manor, the home is expected 
to be ready for occupancy by 1966. 
It will be financed through federal 
funds and is expected to accommo- 
date one hundred or more persons. 
Mr. Carroll is married to the former 
Evelyn Newman, '49-'51, and is the 
father of Billy, 10, and David, 8. 

A promotion to the rank of major 
in the U. S. Marine Corps has been 
announced for David Balius, '53. Ma- 


jor Balius will attend school for two 
years at Quantico, Virginia, before 
beginning an assignment in Okinawa. 
Ho is married to the former Virginia 
Kelly, '53. They have three children. 

Nearing completion of work for his 
doctorate in political science at Van- 
derbilt University, Gene Wright, '54, 
is teaching at the University of British 

"Lion of the Year" in McComb, 
Mississippi, was Tommy Parker, '54, 
president of the Lions Club during 
the past year. Mr. Parker is associa- 
ted with his father in an auto parts 
supply business and an Angus cattle 
farm. He is married to the former 
Mary Ruth Brasher, '53-'54, and has 
one son. 

Oath of office was administered to 
twenty-seven new lawyers at the State 
Capitol in Jackson in August. Among 
them were Jeremy Eskridge, '51-'52, 
'53-'54, of Pontotoc, Mississippi; 
Richard Foxworth, '56, of Foxworth, 
Mississippi; Reuben Houston, Jr., 
'57-'58, of Bay Springs, Mississippi; 
Charles Emory Hughes, '61, of Jack- 
son; Dan Mcintosh, III, '62, of Men- 
denhall, Mississippi; and John Nob- 
lin, '62, of Jackson. Mr. Eskridge was 
later honored for compiling the high- 
est scholastic average in his class at 
the University of Mississippi Law 
SchcoL He is now law clerk to U. S. 
District Judge Claude Clayton in Ox- 
ford, Mississippi. 

Now interning at St. Luke's Epis- 
copal Hospital in Kansas City, Mis- 
souri, Dr. Richard R. Jost, '56, re- 
ceived the Doctor of Medicine degree 
from the University of Tennessee in 
June. Dr. Jost is married to the 
former Mary Helen Haywood. They 
have three children, Elizabeth, 8, 
Margaret, 6, and Rose Marie, 1. 

A Laboratory Manual for College 
Physical Science, by William R. Falls, 
James R. Chaplin, Ben H. Lynd, and 
John C. Philley, '57, was published 
in the fall of 1963 by William C. Brown 
Publishers. Mr. Philley is on the facul- 
ty of Morehead State College in More- 
head, Kentucky. 

The University of Southern Missis- 
sippi has awarded Master of Science 
degrees to Virginia Everitt, '58; Da- 
vid Ray Hamrick, '59; and Kenneth 
Allen McRaney, '59. Vanderbilt award- 
ed a Master of Arts degree in politi- 
cal science to Robert E. McArthur, 
'60. The University of Mississippi 
awarded the Master of Education de- 
gree to Mrs. William M. Dye, Jr. 

(Carole Shields, '60). Mrs. Dye is a 
member of the Bramlett School facul- 
ty in Oxford, Mississippi. An MA in 
English was awarded to Myra Lynn 
Kibler, '63, and a Ph.D. degree in 
religion went to James Maxwell Mill- 
er, '59, at Emory University's sum- 
mer exercises. Dr. Miller has been 
appointed assistant professor of phi- 
losophy and religion at Birmingham- 
Southern. He is married to the for- 
mer Alice Julene King, of Atlanta. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Eakin (Laur- 
ene Walker, '58) have moved from 
Luling, Louisiana, to Muscatine, Iowa, 
where Mr. Eakin is the Ammonia 
Plant supervisor for Monsanto Chem- 
ical Company. The Eakins have two 
children, Frank Ashley, 3^^, and 
Bonnie Louise, nine months. 

A recent guest performer in one 
of the University of Southern Misiss- 
sippi's summer series of plays was 
Allen Jones, '58, now a resident of 
Laurel, Mississippi. Mr. Jones appear- 
ed in the Summer Theatre's produc- 
tion of "A Shot in the Dark." A staff 
announcer for WDAM-TV, he is active 
with the Laurel Little Theatre. 

A tour of duty in Japan will coin- 
cide with the Olympics this fall for 
Captain and Mrs. Richard Bingham 
(May Miller, '58), and the couple plans 
to take good advantage of the fact. 
Captain Bingham is stationed at Yo- 
kota Air Base, near Tokyo. The 
Binghams, who recently announced 
the birth of their second child, re- 
port that they find Japan an interest- 
ing country. 

Recently ordained to the ministry 
of the Presbyterian Church, Jon Ed 
Williams, '59, has been named assist- 
ant pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Levittown, Pennsylvania. 
Mrs. Williams, the former Harley 
Harris, '62, is a stewardess on Euro- 
pean flights. 

Calvin C. Brister, '59, has joined 
Eli Lilly and Company as a sales- 
man in Covington, Louisiana. After 
receiving the Bachelor's degree in 
pharmacy from the University of Mis- 
sissippi in 1963 he was employed by a 
drug company in Gulfport before ac- 
cepting his current position. 

Captain Robert L. Abney, III, '59 

has been assigned to Hahn Air Force 
Base, Germany, to practice as a 
physician. Mrs. Abney is the former 
Shirley Habeeb, '59. Captain Melvyn 
Stern, '53, has been assigned to Luke 
AFB, Arizona, to join the medical 
staff. Major Elbert C. Jenkins, '52, is 

a physicist at the headquarters of thi 
Air Force Systems Command's Spaci 
Systems Division in Los Angeles. 

After leading his junior high schoo 
basketball team to a city champior 
ship in his first year as head coach 
Smiley Ratcliff, '59, left the field o 
coaching to accept a position in the ir. 
vestment division of Prudential Ir 
surance Company. He was succeede' 
in the coaching job at Jackson's Chas 
tain Junior High School by Ra; 
Ridgway, '61, who was a membe 
cf the teaching staff at Chastain. Mr 
Ratcliff is married to the formei 
Mary Lynell Reid, '59, and has twi 
children. Mr. Ridgway is marriei 
to the former Selma Earnest, '60. 

A Wyeth Laboratories residency fel 
lowship in pediatrics has been award 
ed to Dr. Kimble Love, '60, a residen 
at University Hospital in Jackson 
Awarded to fifteen graduate physi 
clans, the fellowship provides a two 
year grant of $4800. Mrs. Love is thi 
former Anne Hyman, '57-'58. 

A National Science Foundation Aca 
demic Year Stipend fcr the continue 
tion of studies in biology has beei 
awarded to David Husband, '61. Mr 
Husband will work toward the Mi 
degree at Kansas State Teachers Col 
lege in Emporia, Kansas. He is alsi 
a National Science Foundation Fellov 
at Purdue for three consecutive sum 
mers, beginning in 1964. 

Now engaged in study at the Uni 
versify of Mississippi Medical School 
Pete Dcrsett, '61, recently spent nin^ 
weeks at the University of Oxford 
England, in a special course. He wrot 
that he saw "Henry V" at the Shakes 
peare Theatre and that England wa 
"more wonderful than I expected.' 

Recently named to positions at Del 
ta State College were John Woods 
'62, and his wife Susan, who an 
members of the biology faculty; am 
Kent Prince, '60, and his wife Faye 
Mr. Prince is director of publicit; 
and Mrs. Prince is instructor o 
speech. The vacancy at Hinds Junio 
College created by Mr. Prince's resig 
nation was filled by Ralph Sowell 
'62, who is serving as news director 
journalism instructor, and publication; 

Having resigned her position as ; 
casework trainee at the Methodis 
Children's Home in Ruston, Louisiana 
Justine Jones, '63, has entered grad 
uate school at George Washingtoi 
University to work toward the MP 
degree in sociology. She is the recip 


ient of a residence assistantship and 
is on the staff of the dean of women. 

Carol Posey, '63, left the States in 
early September to serve with the 
Peace Corps in Iran. Miss Posey, and 
other volunteers in her group, will 
instruct Iranians in the use of English 
as a second language in colleges and 
secondary schools throughout the 
country. In addition, participants pro- 
vide leadership for community proj- 

A fellowship for work on her doc- 
torate in comparative literature has 
been awarded to Twinkle Lawhon, 
'63, by the University of Kentucky. 
Miss Lawhon received the Master's 
degree in comparative literatixre from 
Columbia University in August. Dur- 
ing the summer she worked with the 
New York Customs Editorial Depart- 

Mary Eleanor Barksdale to John 
Morgan Doug^las, Jr., '63. Living in 

Mary EUzabeth Burt, '63, to Wil- 
liam Alonzo Bolick, instructor of psy- 
chology at Millsaps for the past two 
years. Living in Franklin, Indiana, 
where Mr. Bolick has accepted a posi- 
tion with Franklin College. 

Donna Calhoun, '64, to Lee B. Ag- 
new, Jr. Living in Jackson. 

Karen Joan Carbone to Armand 
Eugene Coullet, '62. 

Sandra Joyce Carter, '64, to Charles 
Edwin Reaves. Living in Jackson. 

Lynda Ann Grice, '62, to Lether 
Thornton, Jr. Living in Birmingham, 

Brenda Kay Harris, '64, to James 
Gray McLemore, Jr., '63. Living in 
Oxford, Mississippi. 

Mary Douglas Ivy, '64, to James 
William Kemp, Jr., '64. Living at 
State College, Mississippi. 

Cecile Marice Jackson, '60-62, to 
William Harold Elliott, Jr. Living in 
Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 

Sheila Frances Johnson, '62-'64, to 
William B. Thomason, III. Living in 
Oxford, Mississippi. 

Mary Sue McDonnell, '63, to Don 
Quinton Mitchell, '60-63. Living in 

Werdna Sue McMurchy, '64, to Hen- 

ry Eugene Sheppard. Living in Aber- 
deen. Miss. 

Grace Margaret Miller, SS-'eO, to 
James Eugene Stubbs. Living in New 

Sylvia Dees Mullins, 'SS-'eO, to Da- 
vid H. Tart, III. Living in Decatur, 

Delores Adell Prevost, '64, to Don 
Preston Lacy, '63. Living in Oxford, 

Dr. Dale Jeanette Pullen, '57, to 
Dr. William Henry Goodloe. Jr. Liv- 
ing in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

Martha Quinn, '60, to Johnny D. 
Odom. Living in Jackson. 

Sandra Jo Rainwater, '64. to James 
Murray Underwood, Jr., '63 Living in 

Mabel Etta Rhodes to Dr. Charles 
Allen Ozborn, '60. Living in Jackson. 

Sandra Jo Robison, '64, to William 
Eugene Davenport, '63. Living in Jack- 

Gwendolyn Ross, '64, to William 
Dudley Crawford, '64. Living in Rich- 
mond, Virginia. 

Joy Williamson, current student, to 
Wilbum Eugene Ainsworth, '60 '61. 
Living in Jackson. 

Martha Ann Woolly, '63, to Clyde 
Verrell Gault, Jr., '60-'62. Living in 
Starkville, Mississippi. 

Robin Lee Woodward to Robert 
Clark Bowling, '64. Living in Atlanta, 

(Children listed in this column must 
be under one year of age. Please 
report births promptly to assure pub- 

William Farlow Alvis, born August 
24 to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Alvis, Jr. 
(Minnie Louise Farlow), '49 and '54, 
of Jackson. He was welcomed by Les 

Paul Eldridge Barnes, born June 
26 to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Barnes 
(Ouida Eldridge, '52), of Natchez, 
Mississippi. Greeting him were Glenn, 
10, Clair Lynne, 6, and Donna, 4. 

Paul Douglas Bingham, born to 
Captain and Mrs. Richard Bingham 
(May Miller. '58), of Yokota Air Base, 
Japan. He was welcomed by Connie, 


John Emmett Ferrell, III, bom Sep- 
tember 25 to the Reverend and Mrs. 
J. E. Ferrell, Jr. (Victoria Taylor, 
'53), of Webster Springs, West Vir- 
ginia. Jenny Lou, 5, greeted the new- 

Stanley Frederick Gibson, Jr., born 
December 15 to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley 
F. Gibson (Mary Louise Strickland, 
'58-'61). of Palestine, Arkansas. 

Carolyn Ann Holy, bom to Mr. and 
Mrs W. J. Holy (Carolyn McKewen, 
*46), of Jackson, on April 8. She was 
greeted by James William. 5, and 
Debbie Lei, 4. 

Michael Hall Long, born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Alvah C. Long (Lynnice 
Parker, '57), of Birmingham, Ala- 
bama, on April 27. Al, 4, and Tim, 2, 
welcomed their new brother. 

Michelle Elizabeth Loposer, born 
December 11 to Mr. and Mrs. David 
W. Loposer (Carolyn Baumgartner, 
'58-'59), of Jackson. 

Deirdre Anna McCraw, born Sep- 
tember 16 to Dr. and Mrs. Louis H. 
McCraw, Jr. (Jo Ann Bishop, '62), of 
Durham, North Carolina. 

William Russell Martin, born April 
20 to Mr, and Mrs. W. W. Martin, 
Jr. (Betty Giffin, '53), of Macon, Mis- 
sissippi. He was welcomed by David, 

James Ernest Mincy, III, born Au- 
gust 12 to Dr. and Mrs. J. Ernest Min- 
cy, of Albany, New York. Dr. Mincy 
graduated in 1954. 

Marsha Leigh Philley, born June 13 
to Mr. and Mrs. John C. Philley, of 
Morehead, Kentucky. Mr. Philley 
graduated in 1957. The newcomer was 
greeted by John Davis, 3. 

Lauren Adele Richmond, born July 
3 to Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Rich- 
mond (Carolyn Justine Allen, '59), 
of Mobile, Alabama. Donna Carolyn, 
3, welcomed her new sister, 

Laura Lynn Rogers, born Septem- 
ber 8 to Mr. and Mrs, James Eldridge 
Rogers, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky. 
Mr. Rogers graduated in 1962. 

David Alan Sandberg, born Febru- 
ary 3 to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Alan 
Sandberg (Helen Walker Reilly, '57), 
of Stockholm, Sweden. He was greet- 
ed by Katherine ReLIly, 21/2. 

Morris Lee Thigpen, Jr., born April 
22 to Mr. and Mrs. Morris Thigpen 
(Sue Hart), '63 and '62, of Meridian. 

Mary Theresa Woodward, born on 
September 28 to Mr. and Mrs. Jack 
Woodward, of Jackson. Mr. Wood- 
ward graduated in 1951 and serves 
as director of religious life at Mill- 
saps. Other Woodwards include 
David, 6, and Jonathan, 2. 


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