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millsaps college magazine 
winter, 1970 

College, Whitworth College, Millsaps 

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


2. Presidential Views 

3. The Making of the Millsaps 

4. New Academic Complex Readv 
by Fall 

7. The Fire of Criticism 

10. Majors Record Best Season 
Under Coaches Davis and 

13. Busy Year in Alumni Relations 

14 Events of Note 

16. Major Miscellany 

18. Future Alumni 

18. In Memoriam 

19. From This Day 

19. Schedule of Major Events 

FRONT COVER: Beauty reigns supreme. 
Voted the most beautiful girls on campus 
are Pam Tippens (left on stairs) of Brook- 
haven; Fran Houser, Jackson, Tennessee; 
Dina Apostle, Jackson; Angelyn Sloan, 
Jackson; Stephanie Parsutt, Matagorda, 
Texas; and Phebe Heard, Natchez, In the 
foreground from left are Susan Nicholson, 
Jackson; loanna Mitzelliotou, Yazoo City: 
and Trudy Little, Jackson. Not pictured is 
Brenda Brown, of Jackson. 

Volume 11 February, 1970 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 

Dick Rennick, Editor 

Bob Shuttleworth, Photographer 

Presidential Views 

by Dr. Benjamin B. Graves 

1890 - 1970 — 80 years from the date of founding of 
Millsaps. The saga of the college during those eight 
decades covers the whole spectrum of human emotion — 
joy, sorrow, even defeat, accomplishment, depression, 
ebullience and always spirit and heart. 

Where will Millsaps go as she enters the decade of 
the 70's — a decade for America's Bicentennial and 
Mississippi's Sesqui-Centennial. These are thoughts 
which race through my mind as I reflect on my own 
fascinating, even if at times trying, experiences at Mill- 
saps, and as I try to peer into her future. 

Fortunately, the historical record is now being re- 
searched. It will be written. Ronald Goodbread, B.A. in 
History, Millsaps, 1966, and a candidate for the Ph.D. 
in History at The University of Georgia, has chosen the 
history of Millsaps as the subject for his doctoral dis- 
sertation. Mr. Goodbread's keen intelligence, his ability 
to write, and a dedication toward scholarly effort will 
assure us of a faithful recording. 

Incidental, but still important to the history project, 
is the matter of funds for its ultimate publication in book 
form. We estimate that getting the history into publica- 
tion will cost about $15,000. However, it is our belief 
that much, if not all, of this cost can be recovered 
through sales of the book to alumni and friends. If there 
are those who would like to participate in this worth- 
while underwriting, gifts would be welcome and ex- 
emplary acts of faith. 

The other side of the question is where does Mill- 
saps go from here? Though predictions are fraught with 
danger in this day of rapid change — technological, 
economic, social, cultural — and spiraling costs, one can 
be quite certain that those same emotional experiences 
which characterized the first 80 years will recur again 
and again. They will occur more frequently and per- 
haps even sequentially. Let us hope, however, that the 
characteristics of spirit and heart may always prevail. 

Having now been a part of her past, I shall always 
want to be a part of her future. My own feeling toward 
Millsaps can be best expressed by the cogent words of 
Daniel Webster spoken more than a century ago. When 
called to defend Dartmouth College in a legal case be- 
fore the nation's highest court, he said, "It is a small 
college, and yet there are those who love it." Let us 
all join hands with my successor and pledge to him sup- 
port with our concern, devotion, and resources. May the 
Millsaps beacon continue to shine on those now here as 
well as those yet to come. May it also extend to the whole 
of society of which we are but a part. 

The Making of the Millsaps President 

By James B. Cam})bell 
Chairman of the Millsaps Board of Trustees 

A person who used to be a close friend of mine 
recently remarked, "Campbell, it didn't take Ben Graves 
long to get enough of you!" I hope this isn't an omen 
of things to come, and really I don't think it had a 
great deal to do with Dr. Graves' resignation. 

His resignation did present the Board of Trustees 
with another problem, however — that of finding a new 
President for the College. All Boards of Trustees of 
Colleges face many dilemmas these days, and I know 
of no other more capable group of men and women with 
whom I would rather face these many issues than the 
Board of Trustees of Millsaps College. 

I Where do we go from here, what do we do, how do 
we look? It seems like a formidable task, and it is, 
but in this day and time, the path is well blazed, be- 
cause of the many institutions who have recently or 
are now traveling on this same trail. 

The Executive Committee of the Board first ap- 
iroved a Presidential Selection Committee, whose respon- 
'libility it is to make recommendations to the Board of 
Trustees for the election of our next President. This 
"cmmittee is composed of representatives of the Board, 
he faculty, the student body, the administration, the 
lumni and the Associates, — virtually all of the con- 
tituencies of the College. 


At the first meeting of this Committee, qualifica- 
tions of the man we are seeking were discussed in 
much detail, the procedures of obtaining names, infoi"- 
mation, and the ultimate screening and interviewing of 
prospective candidates were outlined and agreed upon. 
Then the wheels began to turn. Names are presently 
pouring in — the faculty has formed a Committee to 
aid in the screening, as have the students. Files have 
been set up, information is being gathered. We need 
the broadest possible list of names from which to choose. 
Anyone who knows of a likely candidate for this office 
is requested, in fact urged, to send the name to us. 
Mr. Barry Brindley is acting as secretary of the Selec- 
tion Committee and the committee welcomes the sug- 
gestions of all. 

This period of transition can be a traumatic experi- 
ence in the life of a college. I am convinced that it 
won't be for Millsaps — for Dr. Graves has, over the 
years of his tenure, developed a well-oiled, highly effi- 
cient group of associates in the faculty and the admin- 
istration, who are all able and capable. I know I speak 
for the Board of Trustees in assuring you that the next 
President of Millsaps College will be a man possessing 
the same traits of excellence as Dr. Graves. 


Fourteen members are included on the Millsaps Presidential Selection Committee 
which has met twice to consider a list of some ninety potential candidates. 

Forty of the names have been eliminated from the initial list and the committee 
now has four top candidates and forty-six others for further consideration. 

James B. Campbell is chairman of the committee and J. Barry Brindley is sec- 
retary. Others serving are Bishop E. J. Pendergrass, George Pickett, the Reverend 
James T. McCafferty, Dr. Ross Moore, Dean Harold S. Jacoby, Dr. Frank Laney, W. 
H. Mounger, Ron Yarbrough, Becky Barnes. Jack Reed, the Reverend David Mcin- 
tosh, and Thomas R. Ward. 

Yarbrough and Miss Barnes are student members. 

Innovations in $2.8 Million Stiuctiue 

New Academic Complex Ready By Fall 

'Phenomenal Design and Strength" 

By Bob Shiittlewoith 

The $2.8 million Academic Complex which has so 
long been a dream at Millsaps becomes reality next 
fall when the unique facility will begin to function as a 
teaching unit. 

The new structure, whose progress everyone at Mill- 
saps has watched daily for months, includes several 
new innovations not previously seen in buildings in this 
part of the country. 

Tom Biggs of Biggs, Weir, Neal and Chastain, archi- 
tects for the project, noted the entire building is con- 
structed on five-foot square modules. To do this, work- 
ers first put down pljwood, and on top of this they 
placed inverted plastic pans. After pouring and curing 
the concrete, the plywood and plastic pans are removed 
leaving the ceiling with a perforated effect. This meth- 
od is used to prevent cracks in the building caused by 
shifting soil. Not only that, but the foundation of the 
building goes down 40 feet, also to minimize soil shift. 

"This is one of the finest buildings I've ever 
worked on'' says John McClure, superintendent of 
construction with Becknell Construction Company. 
"The design and strength of the building is phe- 
nomenal." McClure has worked recently with NASA 
at Cape Kennedy in the construction of their build- . 

The Academic Complex will serve a double purpose. 
iv:ot only will it house the Music, Art, Computer, Busi- 
ness and Library Departments, but it will also contain 
an area capable of parking 170 cars. This area will be 
under the building and be easily accessible to the Lib- 
rary. Murrah Hall, or the elevator to the Academic 


This will be one of the first buildings in the area 
to be constructed completely of concrete. Some of the 
walls will be bricked in, and the two outer walls con- 
necting the Complex to Murrah Hall and to the Lib- 

Workmen perch precariously on scaffolding. 

rary will be made of brick to provide the smooth tran- 
sition of the old to the new. But the rest of the building 
will come from 7,500 yards of concrete. 

The 95,000 square feet of floor space houses 700 tons 
of steel and 325 tons of air-conditioning equipment. In 
order to make room for the building, the workers had 
to remove 20,000 cubic yards of dirt. 


Another feature is that the third floor over the re- 
cital and lecture halls will be suspended from the ceil- 
ing. To do this, workers poured the third floor with shor- 
ing under it. Shoring is the metal platforming used to 
support construction until some other sort of built-in 
support is added. The columns were poured from the 
floor to the ceiling. In each of these columns are eight 
cables, each able to withstand 196,000 pounds of weight. 

After the ceiling is poured and cured, the cables will 
be tightened and the shoring removed. The architects 
decided to suspend the floor so there would be no visi- 
ble barriers to the students in the lecture and recital 

The Academic Complex will be 90 feet deep and 
330 feet long, longer than a football field. The center 
portion of the building will contain the "Learning Cen- 
ter" and Forum Room on the first two floors, open to 
the art studios above on the third floor. Adjacent to 
the Library and connected to it, the two upper floors 
are devoted to library expansion. The first floor con- 
tains the Computer Center and the Audiovisual Center, 
both visible from the plaza outside. The other portion of 
the building attached to Murrah Hall contains the Music 
Department on the first two floors and a multi-purpose 
activity hall on the upper floor. 

Skylights "bubble-up" on top of new library extension. 



The first floor of the Music Department contains 
two acoustically isolated classrooms as well as a large 
rehearsal room for singers and dancers. A listening 
laboratory with several listening stations and a music 
library will provide opportunities for advanced study in 
the field. 

The proposed library expansion will double the floor 
area of the existing Library. Built on a modular sys- 
tem to accommodate future rearrangements of stacks 
and partitions, it will contain space for the science and 
social sciences collections, including periodicals. It can 
also be used as a map room, print room, and group 
study room. 

The Recital Hall, seating 450, is actually a multi- 
purpose auditorium. Besides music recitals, it may be 
used for lectures, pro.jection, TV, and testing. In addi- 

tion, by a unique conversion plan, the seating and stage 
may be adapted to theatre-in-the-round, by extending,, 
the stage and relocating over 100 of the auditorium seats, 
on to the new stage. Complete lighting is provided for] 
such a theatre presentation, and the Rehearsal Hall is' 
converted to backstage dressing room use. In addition, i| 
the Music Department will have 24 practice rooms of 
varying sizes. 

The second floor lobby opens directly upward to 
the skylit art studio, a single, large, undivided space I 
admitting north light the entire length of the room. An 
extra high ceiling supplies the spaciousness needed in 
a modern art studio. 

By connecting both Murrah Hall and the existing 
Library with the Academic Complex, which should be 
completed by August, Millsaps takes a giant step toward 
becoming a unified urban campus. 

Memories of Dr. Watson 

The Fire of Criticism 

An Address Delivered by 

Ronald Goodbread, Director of the Millsa{)s Archives, 

to the Early Days Club at Homecoming, October 11, 1969 

When the old Main Building was destroyed by fire 
in 1914, President Alexander F. Watkins noted that it 
was "a calamity .... To the College this is nothing 
less than a crisis in its history." The feeling of his 
contemporaries was expressed by W. L. Duren, who 
wrote Dr. Watkins "to tell you of my sincere regret 
at the. . .loss of our 'Main Building.' It seems to me," 
he said, "that it was a part of my college life. With 
all its imperfections, my heart was attached to it." 

It was more than a personal loss; it was indeed 
the historical calamity that Dr. Watkins had predicted. 
For with it were destroyed the papers of Presidents 
William B. Murrah and David C. Hull, resulting in a 
large void in our present History of Millsaps College 
Project. It is therefore necessary to begin this small 
segment of the story with what survives of Dr. Watkins 
papers — a source, nevertheless, which is rich in Mill- 
saps memorabilia. 

The Reverend Alexander Farrar Watkins had been 
associated with Millsaps College since before it was 
opened. He was a member of the Mississippi Conference 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, from 1883 un- 
til his death in 1929. In 1889, he was appointed field 
agent for the new Methodist college in Jackson that 
was not to open for another three years, and it was 
largely through his efforts that the additional endow- 
ment of the college was obtained. He was a member 
of the original Board of Trustees and Vice President 
of that body until his election in 1912 as the third Presi- 
dent of Millsaps College. 


Dr. Watkins not only was the President of the col- 
1 lege, he was also its pastor, recruiter, admissions coun- 
sellor, and public relations director. From his desk 
came much of the promotional literature for Ihc col- 
lege and he was unceasing in his efforts at publicizing 
Millsaps. "It is a great thing to be alive at this time," 
(he wrote to one prospective student, "and a far greater 
;| thing to be a young man in this most wonderful 
time of opportunity. A new world is being made be- 
fore our very eyes, and this new world is going to be- 
long to the educated man." 

For Mississippi parents at the turn of the century, 
that period of American history known as the "Prog- 
■ ressive Era," sending a boy off to college could be a 


heart-rending, traumatic experience. One father on see- 

ing his son off, wrote Dr. Watkins to tell him, "I am 
going to leave it all up to you. . . you put him where 
you think best and send me the bills." He told Presi- 
dent Watkins: 

He is g'oing to make good this time, do all you 
can to help him. he is not a disobedient boy. he 
wants to be a christian ... oh I do pray you can 


help my boy. I love him so dear. He smokes sig- 

erettes (sic) too much. I believe it has already 

ingered (sic) his health, poor boy says he cant quit. 

so weak, tell the good christian boys to please take 

hold of him. and be kind to him. and try to help 

him all they can to a higher life, and try to help 

him quit sigeretts: He is not a bad boy, never took 

a drink in his life, never gambled, did swear a few 

times; may God help you to lead my dear boy and 

make a man of him. 

The parents always found Dr. Watkins receptive to 

their feelings, however. "I sympathize very much with 

the solicitude that a man feels when his boy first goes 

off to college," he wrote one upset father in Byhalia, 

Mississippi. "It is like a plunge into the water that we 

used to have to take when we went swimming, but the 

plunge has to be made. . . ." 

And for the boy too, a period of adjustment was re- 
quired. Here is a common and very old story in a letter 
from a father in Leakesville to President Watkins: "My 
son seems to be somewhat discouraged on account of 
the way he is being treated," said the father worried 
with suspicion. "Says he is working hard and can't make 
any grades. In high school he was one of the leading 
pupils . . . ." Of course Jackson was not Leakesville 
and the boy was in a new and strangely indifferent 
world. But certainly to the father the fault must lie 
with the school and not with the boy. "I really think," 
he affirmed, that "he needs encouragement which he 
is not getting at your school. Want you to give and also 

instruct your facility (sic) to give him a chance. As I 
know he will make Kood if given a chance." Yet any- 
one who has been on this side of the lectern knows this 
story well. "It is a notorious fact that. . .the Freshman 
class is the graveyard of many a reputation won in 
high school," wrote Dr. Watkins. 

When one father finally got a copy of his son's 
grades in the mail, he immediately dashed off a heated 
letter to Dr. Watkins. "I hlame the boy lor not appreci- 
ating his opportunity— the effort and sacrifice that his 
.Mother and I are making to give him an education," 
he said, noting his son's poor marks. "I blame the fac- 
ulty for accepting recitations day after day that would 
not warrant a better final report." He charged that the 
college was apparently interested only in his money and 
not the boy's welfare. "I feel that my money and his 
past term has (sic) been thrown away," he complained. 
In the parlance of the time he concluded, "I sent my 
boy to Millsaps with the full confidence that if anything 
was in him the faculty would get it out and if he did 
not do well, 1 would be notified," and he said, he did 
not "think that the boy, his parents, or the institution 
has had a square deal" 

In response to investigation into this particular 
case, Professor E. Y. Burton, secretary to the faculty, 
apparently smelling a rat, wrote President Watkins that 
the boy's reports had been sent home for the past two 
years, so that the father should have known all along 
that his son had been doing poorly. "I do not remem- 
ber. . .being notified that (the father). . .was not re- 
ceiving these reports," said Dr. Burton. And he con- 
cluded rather dryly, that the son "ought to be able to 
throw some light on the subject." Dr. Burton knew 
that while neither rain, nor snow, nor dark of night 
could stay the postman, an intercepting, clandestine, 
and heavy-handed son with sticky fingers might cause 
grade reports to go astray. 


The cost of higher education, however, has always 
been a legitimate complaint among parents. Dr. J. U. 
Perry of Shuqualak, wrote President Watkins in April, 
1913, expressing the conviction, "that to my mind. . . 
there is something wrong with the average Mississippi 
College this day and time. The average boy is spending 
entirely too much money, and my son Wendell Perry 
now of Millsaps is one of them. ... I think that they 
go to the city of Jackson too much, and boys get to- 
gether down there and I think that they must vie with 
each other to see who can spend the most money," 
he asserted. Another father wrote along the same lines, 
saying, "my sone (sic) is down ther (sic) at your scool 
(sic) hording (sic) at the K.A. House ... & I dont 
think he is doing any thing Butt (sic) spending money 
and having a good time and I am getting tired of it; 
you will pleas (sic) look after him and if he dont gett 
(sic) Buisey (sic) and gett (sic) down to work Send 
him home and I will look after him." 

At the same time we find in a financial report 
to President Watkins from Dr. M. W. Swartz, Col- 
lege Treasurer, that the total cost for tuition and 
fees along with room rent during that period was $35 
a semester. In discussing one such spendthrift young- 
ster with his father, Dr. Watkins suggested, upon 
learning that the boy was being granted an allow- 

ance, that "I would advise that $5-a-week is too 
much for a boy to spend. . . ." 

There were, of course, ways to save money. For 
instance, it cost more to live in the "luxury" of the 
dormitory. In the summer of 1917, we therefore find 
Dr. Watkins, in language strongly euphemistic, advis- 
ing a father that "There are a number of cottages on 
the campus in which many of our boys are accommo- 
dated, where lodging may be had for $1 per month, 
and in connection with this a co-operative dining system 
in which the cost of meals varies from $10 to $11 per 
month. These rooms have no furniture in them, and 
the students have to furnish their own coal and lights. 
. . . Coal costs about .50c per month and the furniture 
will depend upon the taste of the boy." Those "cot- 
tages," of course, were the notorious "shacks." 

While it was heartbreaking for some parents to 
send their sons off to college, others did so with a stoic, 
even crass, attitude. And some had means, as did Mr. 
W. A. McDonald, of dealing with children who knew not 
the value of a dollar. Speaking of his son, he said, "I 
want the very strictest rules and regulations enforced 
upon him," he wrote President Watkins. "He is care- 
less, and in that I've never seen his equal. I want 
free privileges withheld. . .from him until he proves 
himself worthy — My idea is he needs the Lether (sic) 
strap a few times — & you will never hear one word 
from me except my approval if he gets it." "I am 
sending by him OK for 100$," the stern father conclud- 
ed, "but take notice not 1$ must fall into his hands." 


Of course, where all this money was spent was in 
the iniquities of downtown .Jackson. The lure of the 
"city" (it we may call it that) was simply too much 
for the boys from the country in an age when America 
— and certainly Mississippi —had not yet fully made the 
transition from rural to urban life. One friend of the 
college wrote to Dr. Watkins saying that he knew of a 
man in Morton who sent his son to Mississippi College 
rather than to Millsaps for that reason. " 'It was my 
intention to send him to Millsaps," he quoted the fa- 
ther as saying, because, " 'It was my preference until 
I was reliably informed that there are no restrictions 
whatever around the student attending Millsaps, that 
they are privileged to leave their rooms and spend as 
much time in jackson (sic) as they wished. . .and to 
do as they wished, that many of the students were 
known to return to their rooms at 3 or 4 oclock (sic) 
in the morning in an intoxicated condition. . . .' " Alas, 
this was something of the hard realities of life which 
even President Watkins had to admit, although he se- 
verely detested such actions. 

The situation became so critical that finally the col- 
lege resorted to penalizing students for being "down 
town at night without permission, twenty-five demerits." 
The rule concluded, "When a student receives as many 
as one hundred demerits he is subject to expulsion." 
Yet the history of human nature had demonstrated 
again and again that the severity of the penalty is lit- 
tle or no deterrent to the crime. In this case, more- 
over, the penalty simply made the offense that much 
more attractive. The concept of not going downtown 
without permission and of not drinking simply could 
not be impressed upon the men at Millsaps, despite con- 
tinual efforts by the faculty. Witness this excerpt from 

a transcript of an inquest, the subject of which was 
one such case: 

You say you were not drunk? 

No sir; Well. I was feeling: g^ood; the reason I 
did it I heard a lot of boys talking about how good 
they felt, how good you feel, and I just wanted to 
see how it feels. 

How what feels? 

That stuff; but I will never do it again as long 
as I live. 

Were you sick when you came home? 


Was it before the street cars were taken off? 

No the street cars were running. 

. . . How many trips did you make over to the 
Kappa Sigma house? 

I left the Kappa Alpha and went to K.S. and 
went to bed; got up this morning before first bell 

Were you in that crap shooting scrape they had? 

No sir; this is the first time I have ever done 
anything like this. 

What do you reckon your Grandmother would 
think if we sent you home? 

She would drop dead. 

Been well had you thought about that yesterday. 

Yes sir. 


Such activities, along with Millsaps' engagement in 
intercollegiate athletics, the inauguration of dramatic 
plays on the campus, and the prospect of a military 
ball during the S.A.T.C. days of World War I, brought 
; on more and more criticism of the college under Presi- 
■ dent Watkins' administration. "My notion is. . .You have 
a barrel of snakes," wrote one critic. In 1912, Major 
Millsaps himself suggested to the President that in or- 
der to improve the image of the college, "Would it not 
' be well to organize a kind of publicity bureau in the 
I interest of the college ... I am anxious that the 1st 

I year of your succession shall show up well." 
Finally, the culmination of contemporary criticism 
came in 1915, when the Winona District Conference re- 
solved that, 

Millsaps College in our opinion is lacking in 
dominant religious forces. . . . Christianity is not 
made the most important in its educational work. 
Many boys learn their first lessons in worldliness 
at Millsaps. The impression is abroad in some parts 
that the influence is starkly irreligious and we re- 
quest that the Board of Education make a thorough 
investigation of the real conditions. . . ." 

I The investigation by the Board lasted for a month, 
I after which the conclusion was put forth that Millsaps 
was not perfect and could stand some improvement, 
, but that the worst was not to be found there. In the 
' m.eantime. President Watkins, after a great deal of 
• letter-writing and circumlocution, boldly asserted him- 
1 self and announced confidently, "There is not a pagt 
, of the history of Millsaps College since I became con- 
nected with it, that I desire to conceal." 

The criticism of "that liberal college in Jackson" 
did not cease however. Every once in a while. Dr. 
Watkins, consummate Christian minister though he was, 


allowed his patience to wear thin. Retorting to a mis- 
sive by Rev. W. S. Lagrone of Drew, the President not- 
ed that, "Every now and then I get a letter from some 
brother with reference to conditions at Millsaps Col- 
lege. Generally they are inspired by something that 
the brother thinks is not as it s+lould be in the college. 
It does not seem to occur to brethren to write to me 
about things that are going well." 


But Dr. Watkins was overlooking some things when 
he complained that no one ever wrote to say nice things 
about the college. One E. T. Powell wrote from 
Sherman, Texas, to tell the President that "My son 
Francis has returned from your school as pure in 
morals, stronger in personality and richer in mind 
than when he left home. I am grateful to you and Mill- 
saps College for these happy results." And the stu- 
dents themselves did not forget. J. D. Price wrote Dr. 
Watkins during the campaign to rebuild the old admin- 
istration building after it had burned in January of 1914. 
With his contribution of ten dollars he expressed his ap- 
preciation for "the privilege of having a small part in 
the erechion (sic) of a new & better Millsaps College." 
He added, however, that "I loved the old and always 
shall. I shall never forget my school days at old Alillsaps, 
neither shall I forget the teachers and Pres. Dr. Mur- 
rah, and their kindness to me. Dr. Murrah told me one 
day that I had made a good record there. I have thought 
about what he said to me many times since, and you 
may tell him for me that I am still trying to make a 
good record." 

This small vignette began with the burning of the 
old Main Building and there it shall end as well. Crit- 
icism has swirled around Millsaps College just as did 
these flames razing the old Main Building. Vet a new 
and better structure rose literally from the ashes. Such 
endurance toward the destiny of excellence was due in 
no small part to Dr. Alexander Farrar Watkins and 
the many men and women who were affected by his 
life. Through our History of Millsaps College Project, 
he speaks to us today, even over the years and despite 
the grave, and his words have special relevancy. All 
who seek to force change by unfounded criticism, any 
who would destroy without feeling an obligation to 
build something on the ashes, should read his words 
and mark them well. 

I am an old man (said Dr. Watkins) and have 
tasted of the bitter fruits of some of the vices, and 
from them I would, if possible, save you as a man 
would save his child frotn deadly disease. But if 
the moral level of your unrestrained thought and 
speech is indicated by . . . (what is evident before 
me today), you have already laid the foundation of 
a character that promises little for either the happi- 
ness or honor of your life. 

I shall not admit that I am an "old fogy;" for 
1 am not. I count myself up to date, and fully capa- 
ble of judging of both the privileges and perils of 
young life today. If with the proverbial self-conceit 
of youth, you look upon yourself as wiser than your 
elders, and blushing aside their counsels, you give 
way to the wayward impulses of your youth, you 
will learn some day, to your shame, that you have 
been not only wicked but a fool as well. 

Majors Record Best Season Under 
Coaches Davis and Ranager 

By Jimmy Gentry 
Millsaps Sports Writer 

Clark Henderson evades clutching hands in Maryville game. 

Mike Coop, left, and Melford Smith halt Randolph-Macon attacker. 

Millsaps College's 13-7 win over pre- 
viously undefeated and bowl-bound 
Randolph-Macon was more than just 
the sixth victory of the season for the 
Majors. The decision gave .the Meth- 
odists their best record (6-2-1) since 
Millsaps coaches Harper Davis and 
Tommy Ranager arrived on campus 
six seasons ago to revive the Major's 
sagging football fortunes. 

In addition to the Randolph-Macon 
victory, the Methodists stopped 
Sewanee, Northwood Institute, South- 
western at Memphis, Maryville and 
Georgetown. Millsaps tied Harding 
and lost to Henderson S.tate and 

Along the way the Purple and White 
won all five home games and now has 
lost but one game in Jackson in two 

As last year, the Majors were led 
by the backfield twosome of tailback 
Brett Adams and fullback Robbie 
McLeod. Adams opened the season by 
gaining more than 100 yards in ,the 
Majors first three games before be- 
ing slowed by an ankle injury. The 
junior speedster rebounded from the 
injury to top the 100-yard mark in the 
final game of the season. McLeod 
passed the 100-yard mark twice in the 

On the season Adams gained 733 
yards and McLeod totaled 730 yards, 
ar average of 81 yards a game for 
both. McLeod easily topped his 574- 
yard total of last season but the in- 
jury kept Adams below his 877-yard 
total of 1968. 


McLeod Takes Scoring Title 
McLeod, a junior from Brandon, 
also wrested the team scoring title 
from Adams, gathering 48 points on 
eight touchdowns. Adams was sec- 
ond with 38 iwints on six touch- 
downs and a two-point PAT. 

Kicking specialist Buddy Bartling 
was third in scoring with 32 points. 
Eartling hit on 20 of 22 PAT kicks 
and four of seven field goal attempts. 

Scrappy Clark Henderson, a 140- 
pound transfer from Delta Junior 
College, quarterbacked the Majors in 
the final three games of the year and 
connected on 16 of 32 passes for 210 
yards. Henderson also ran for 127 
yards in the three contests. 

The 1969 Majors proved quite adept 
at taking the ball from opponents. 
The Methodists recorded 48 turn- 
overs, including 27 interceptions, 20 
fumble recoveries and one blocked 
punt. Monsterman Mike Carter, safe- 
ty Mike Coker and linebacker Melford 
Smith were the main Millsaps cul- 
prits. Carter intercepted eight passes 

and recovered one fumble. Coker 
snagged six passes and two fumbles 
and Smith grabbed four passes and 
recovered four fumbles. 

Defensively Millsaps held op- 
ponents .to but 121 yards rushing and 
106 points. The Majors stopped 
Sewanee with minus 31 yards rushing 
and allowed Georgetown no yards on 
the ground. 

On offense the Methodists averaged 
287 yards total offense, including 216 
yards overland. The Purple and White 
enjoyed their best rushing day 
against Sewanee with 369 yards. The 
Millsaps' passing attack was at its 
best against Northwood, picking up 
137 yards in six completions of 14 at- 

Dale Keyes, a freshman from 
Laurel, took over the punting chores 
in the second game of the season and 
averaged 37.2 yards a kick for the 
final eight games. 

Junior split end Ronnie Grantham 
and Coker led .the Majors in pass re- 

ceiving. Grantham snagged 11 passes 
foi 159 yards and Coker grabbed 12 
throws for 138. 

Versatility Was Big Factor 

The Purple and White has shown 
steady improvement since Davis and 
Ranager took the helm. After two 
losing seasons, the Methodists fin- 
ished 4-3-1 in 1966, fell to 1-6-1 in 
1967, rebounded to 6-3 last season and 
now the 6-2-1 slate. 

A big factor in the Millsaps success 
story this year was the versatility 
of key players. Richie Newman, 
middle guard last season, operated 
at ti?ht end on offense and strong 
end on defense. Linebacker Melford 
Smith played guard last year and 
operated at linebacker and tailback 
in 1967. Coker played mostly of- 
fense last year but went both ways 
this season. 

Freshman Rowan Torrey saw 
action at cornerback, tailback and 
caught a scoring pass while playing 
split end. Mike Taylor quarterbacked 
the Majors through the first six 

Robby McLeod bursts through for more yardage against Sewanee. 


Buddy Bartlin^ kicks vital field goal against Randolph-Macon. 

games of the season and then 
swUched to split end. 

The Majors' most satisfying victory 
of the season was the decision over 
Rtindolph-Macon. The win ended a 
19-game victory streak for the 
Yellowjackets. It also marked the 
firs.t Millsaps win over the Jackets 
in three tries. 

Randolph-Macon, who finished the 
season with a 9-1 slate, beat the Uni- 
versity of Bridgeport 48-21 in the 
Knute Rockne Bowl, an NCAA Col- 
lege Division contest. 

The Methodists will enter the 1970 
campaign with but five members of 
this year's squad graduated. Line- 
backer Pat Amos, guard Thomas 
Bryant, center Jo Jo Logan, Bart- 
ling and Smith will be the missing 




Henderson State College 





University of the South 





Harding College 





Northwood Institute 





Southwestern at Memphis 




Ouachita University 





Maryville College 





Georgetown College 





Randolph-Macon College 




Neiv Millsaps Clubs Created 

Busy Year in Alumni Relations 

By James J. Livesay 
Associate Director of Development for Alumni and Church Relations 

It's been an exciting year in Alumni Relations at 
Millsaps under President Foster Collins' leadership. 

Homecoming in October was the first big event and 
attracted many graduates and former students who were 
hack on campus for the first time. Climaxing the day 
was the Homecoming Banquet, where the Reverend 
Garland Holloman was honored as Alumnus of the Year, 
followed by a solid victory over Southwestern across the 
street at Newell Field. 

Alumni activity began long before Homecoming, how- 
ever. The Executive Committee went to work immedi- 
ately in summer planning sessions. President Collins 
met with Annual Fund Chairman Craig Castle and Exec- 
utive Director Jim Livesay weekly to work out details 
of the big push for alumni giving. By July committees 
of the 100-member Board had been organized and had 
I gone to work. Hundreds of man hours were invested to 
get the alumni program in support of the College going. 
A few of the results ar& summarized below: 

1. The Annual Fund entered into competition with Mis- 
sissippi College with a goal of $78,000 in observance 
of the 78th Anniversary of the founding of the Col- 
lege. At the present time more than 643 alumni have 
given in excess of $24,888 with four months to go. Al- 
though success in reaching the figure set as the goal 
for money given seemed assured, members of the 
Annual Fund Committee stressed the fact that many 
more donors were needed if Millsaps was to surpass 
Mississippi College in the percentage of alumni giving. 

As a result of the continuing efforts of the Church Re- 
lations Committee of the Board, the Boards of Edu- 
cation of the two Methodist Conferences in Mississippi 
took steps this fall to assure the appointment of Mill- 
saps representatives both at the local church and 
district levels. 

The Alumni Participation Committee's project to es- 
tablish a Key Man Program across the state met 
with success in Laurel and Greenville where local 
alumni met with President Collins and Executive Di- 
rector Livesay and set up Key Man Committees in 
these areas. With the assistance of the committees, 
area Millsaps Clubs can be formed. 

For the first time in its history, the College is mov- 
ing toward a Parents Program and the Alumni Asso- 
ciation is taking the lead in getting the program or- 
ganized. President Collins, Mrs. Earl Rhea, Dr. and 
Mrs. Lewis Crouch, Miss Carolyn Bufkin and Mrs. 
Ralph Boozman are among the alumni giving time to 
the project which has been developed through the 
Student-Alumni Relations Committee of the Alumni 

Board. Tentative plans have the first general meeting 
of parents scheduled for Thursday, March 12. 

5. With the help of the Programs Committee of the 
Board, the College entertained almost 100 members 
of the Classes of 1964-69 at an open house on December 
29, the coldest, wettest night of the Christmas sea- 
son. The first annual reunion of Millsaps' youngest 
alumni was held in the Student Center and featured 
a welcome by President Collins, films of the Mill- 
saps-Randolph-Macon game, and enthusiastic fellow- 

6. Two of the most interesting activities since July 1 
have been the establishment of Millsaps Clubs in the 
New England Area and the reactivation of the Mem- 
phis Area Club. Dr. and Mrs. Ross Moore represented 
the College at the New England meeting where Dr. 
Moore was the featured speaker. He was the choice 
of the Memphis Area alumni, too, and spoke fol- 
lowing a performance of the Millsaps Troubadours. 

New Area Club Officers 

Officers of the New England Club are Jim Gabbert, 
Lexington, Massachusetts, president; Mrs. William S. 
Hicks (Lucile Pillow) Wayland, Massachusetts, vice 
president; Miss Jennifer Laurence, Cambridge, Massa- 
chusetts, secretary; and Thomas Banks, Hingham, Mas- 
sachusetts, treasurer. 

Memphis Club officers are Ed Stewart, Memphis, 
president; Max Ostner, Jr., Memphis, vice president; 
Mrs. James Roberts (Margaret Allen) Memphis, secre- 
tary - treasurer; and Robert Gentry, Memphis, board 

It was all a project of the Alumni Participation Com- 

Alumni are at work for Millsaps in many ways. Assist- 
ance is being given by alumni to the committee respon- 
sible for the selection of a new president. Recruitment 
of students and faculty members is receiving the atten- 
tion of other alumni. In addition to the efforts of the 
Alumni Fund Committee, many alumni are making Mill- 
saps' need for operating funds their personal concern 
and are acquainting others with the opportunity for sig- 
nificant giving which exists at the College. 

All in all, it's been a very busy and very constructive 
alumni year — and many more projects are planned 
for the months ahead. Alumni Day, May 2, is the chief 
on-campus event. 

Officers of the Alumni Association, in addition to 
Collins and Castle, are William Kimbrell, Greenville; 
Dr. John McEachern, Meridian; and E. B. Strain, Jack- 
son, vice presidents; and Mrs. W. L. Crouch, Jackson, 


Events of Note 


Dr. Edward P. Harris, a 1963 Mill- 
saps graduate who is now assistant 
professor of German at the Univer- 
sity of Cincinnati, has been selected 
to edit the diaries of Frank Wedekind, 
noted 19th Century German drama- 
tist. The project was commissioned 
by the Academy of Science and Lit- 
erature at Mainz, Germany. 

The diaries, formerly in possession 
of Wedekind's heirs, are now being 
transcribed at the Archives in 
Munich. Dr. Harris will begin anno- 
tation of the material upon com- 
pletion of the transcription. 

Dr. Harris expects the entire proj- 
ect to take many years to complete. 
He anticipates .ten volumes to be com- 
pi'ed from the material in Wedekind's 

Born in 1864, Wedekind wrote such 
plays as "The Awakening of Spring" 
and "Pandora's Box." He died in 1918 
in Munich. 

In addition to this project. Dr. Har- 
ris is co-editor of an historical- 
critical edition of the works of F. M. 
Klinger, an 18th Century German 
dramatist, which will be issued this 
year. He is also secretary-treasurer 
of The Brecht Society and assistant 
secretary-treasurer of the American 
Lessing Society. 


Andre Clemandot, Jr., a 1962 
graduate of Millsaps, who is press 
secretary to Democratic Representa- 
tive G. V. Montgomery of Meridian, 
had the following letter published in 
"Nation's Business": 

The good deeds performed by col- 
lege students across the nation de- 
serve more coverage than the scant 
six inches on Thiel College in your 
June issue. 

My alma mater, Millsaps College 
in Jackson, Miss., would probably 
be considered tiny by national stan- 
dards—only 950 students— but it is 
a giant academically. I feel busi- 
ness leaders in Jackson also would 
agree it is a giant when one con- 

siders the many community serv- 
ices it performs. 

Its students freely give their time 
to help community organizations. 
Each year at Christmas time the 
fraternities and sororities have 
Christmas parties with gifts for the 
local orphanages and nursing 
homes. During the year they assist 
in community-wide fund raising 
campaigns for the Heart Fund, 
Cancer Society and similar worth- 
while groups. 

My own fraternity. Kappa Alpha 
Order, has adopted a small boy in 
South America. It is not often a 
little boy can say he has some 80 
"fathers" who proudly display his 
picture on their bulletin board and 
look forward to his monthly letters. 

I am proud and happy that my 
parents and Millsaps College taught 
me that community service ranks 
far above community destruction. 


Millsaps will initiate a new scholar- 
ship program this fall involving an 
expenditure of $20,000 and aimed spe- 
cifically at junior college students. 

The program will initially provide 
20 scholarships worth $500 each and 
these will be renewable for a second 
year when available funds will be 
doubled to $40,000. 

The scholarships have been named 
in memory of Alexander Farrar Wat- 
kins who served as third president of 
Millsaps from 1912-1923. 

Dr. Benjamin B. Graves in an- 
nouncing the scholarships noted it has 
long been his desire to establish clos- 
er transi,tional relationships with the 
junior colleges in Mississippi and 
neighboring states. "Most students 
who have done well at a junior col- 
lege can do well at Millsaps. We know 
this from experience, and a student 
should find this program well worth 
his while from the point of view of 
his future career," he said. 

An extensive recruiting campaign 
already has been conducted by Mill- 
saps personnel to inform students at 
■the twenty-one junior colleges in the 
State about the scholarships. 



Dr. Ginott To Wind Up Series 

Dr. Haim G. Ginott, well known psychologist-author, 
will visit the campus May 14 as the final attraction in 
this season's Arts and Lecture Series. 

An adjunct professor of psychology at the New York 
University Graduate Department of Psychology, Dr. 
Ginott serves as consultant to mental health centers in 
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. 

He is the author of a profession book "Group Psycho- 
therapy with Children," and also has written two best 
sellers, "Between Parent and Child" and "Between 
Parent and Teenager." 

Dr. Ginott has a regular monthly column in McCall's 
magazine and has written articles published in The 
Reader's Digest. In addition, he makes regular television 
appearances on the Today Show and the Mike Douglas 

Prior to Dr. Ginott's visit, the Millsaps Players will 
present "Romeo and Juliet" March 11-14 in the Christian 
Center. This is also included as part of the Arts and 
Lecture Series. 


The 45-member Millsaps Concert Choir pictured outside the Jackson Civic Auditorium where they performed 
with Dave Brubeck and his Trio in presenting the famed jazz pianist's composition "The Light in the Wilderness." 




1900 - 1919 
James A. Cunningham, '06, of 

Booneville, will be 96 in February. He 
is Mississippi's oldest practicing at- 
torney, having been in the business 
about 64 years. 

1920 - 1929 
Leigh Watkins, Jr., '23, has retired 
as executive director of the head- 
quarters office of the Mississippi 
Bankers Association in Jackson. He 
held the post twenty-four years. He is 
being repjaced by John R. Hubbard, 
'56, of Jackson. 

Orrin Swayze, '27, has retired as 
director of the School of Banking of 
the South, Louisiana State Univer- 
sity. He was presented with a Lincoln 
Continental, a check, and golf equip- 
ment, among other things from 
friends, associates and alumni. 

1930 - 1939 
Edward A. Khayat, '32, of Moss 
Point, director of the Mississippi As- 
sociation of Supervisors, was featured 
speaker January 15 at the Oktibbeha 
County Chamber of Commerce a,t the 
Mississippi State University Union. 

1940 - 1949 
Henry C. Ricks, Jr., "40, has been 
promoted to clinical assistant pro- 
fessor of psychiatry (Child psychia- 
try) at Emory University's Woodruff 
Medical Center. 

Dr. Felix Sutphin, '40, president of 
Wood Junior College since 1957, has 
been elected president of the Southern 
Association of Junior Colleges. 

Mrs. William McDonnell (Lucile 
McMuUan Fox, '41) of Jackson, has 
been named as district advisor for 
the Middle Mississippi Girl Scout 
Council, a member agency of the 
United Givers Fund of Jackson. 

Mrs. Fred Ezelle (Katharine Ann 
Grimes, '42) was one of the chairmen 
of Jackson's successful Symphony 
Ball held November 14 at the Heidel- 
berg Hotel. She is a member of the 
s.teering committee for the current 
Millsaps Arts and Lecture Series. 

Richard M. Allen, '44 - '47, has been 
appointed Indianola's first municipal 
judge. He is a former president of 
the Sunflower County Bar Associa- 

The Reverend Sam S. Barfield, '46, 

is director of the department of com- 
munications education of the Tele- 
vision, Radio and Film Communica- 
tion Organization of the United Meth- 
odis.t Church. 

Melvis O. Scarborough, '47, has re- 
turned to his job as commander of 
the 153rd Tactical Reconnaissance 
Squadron of the Mississippi Air Na- 
tional Guard at Meridian. He was on 
a one year leave of absence for the 
purpose of graduate study. During the 
year jus.t past he attended both the 
Air War College and Auburn Univer- 
sity Graduate School. He became only 
the third Air National Guard officer 
in the country ever to be graduated 
from all three Air Force professional 
education schools. At the same time, 
he earned the graduate degree of 
Master of Political Science from 
Auburn University. 

Edward E. Wright, '47 - '48, be- 
came general counsel for Mobil Oil 
France, Inc. January 1, and will be 
stationed in Paris, France. The com- 
pany is one of the largest Mobil sub- 

John H. Christmas, '48, Dean of 
Students at Millsaps, has been named 
American College Personnel Associa- 
tion membership chairman for Mis- 

1950 - 1959 
Mrs. J. W. Steen (Dorothy Jea 
Lipham, '50) was recently electe 
president of the North Carolina Bai 
tist Ministers Wives. However, sh 
moved January 15 her husban 
who has resigned the pastorate of th 
First Baptist Church, Clayton, Nort 
Carolina, to become Editor of Adul 
Materials in the Sunday School D( 
partment of the Baptist Sunda 
School Board, Nashville, Tennesse< 

Dr. AUie Frazier, '53, associate pre 
fessor of philosophy and religion z 
Hollins College, Virginia, has won 
grant for research on a new antho 
ogy in the area of the philosophy c 
religion. The grant was awarded b 
Hollins which is matching $50,000 i 
Ford Foundation funds over a foui 
year period. 

Dr. Steven L. Moore, '53, of Jacl 

son, is Mississippi's new comprehei 
sive health planning director. He ha 
been with the State Board of Healt 
since 1958. 

Dr. W. Lamar Weems, '53, ha 
been promoted from assistant profe; 
sor of surgery (urology) to associat 
professor at the University of Missi; 
sippi School of Medicine in Jacksor 
He is also chief of ,the Urology Div 

Edgar Gossard, '54, of Nashvill( 
has been promoted director of th 
department of media resources b 
the Television, Radio and Film Con 
munication Organization of th 
United Methodist Church. He ha 
been a member of the staff since 196 
and produced several TRAFCO pro, 

Major John B. Little, Jr., '54, c 
J;>ckson, has been awarded the Ma{ 
nolia Medal for outstanding servic 
and efficiency. He joined the A i 
Guard in 1954 and is a pilot. He i 
now in his final year a,t Jackso 
School of Law and is a civilian en 
ployed by the Adjutant General's o 
fice as state administrative office 
for the Air Guard. 

The Reverend Charles H. Pigoti 
'54, was selected ,to appear in th 
1969 edition of "Personalities of th 
South." He has been pastor of Surr 
mit United Methodist Church sine 
June, 1968. 

Joe Lee Porter, '55 - '57, has lei 
Dallas to try for the big time in shoi 
business in New York. He graduate' 
in music from SMU, and was namei 
a Fulbright Fellowship Alternate a 
the University of Denver. 

Mrs. Edward Story (Elizabet 


Jeneanne Sharp, '55) a first-grade 
teacher at Lockard Elementary 
School, is listed this year in "The 
Outstanding Young Women of Ameri- 
ca." She was nominated by the In- 
dianola Culture Club. 

Among the winners in the 1969 
Creative Writing Competition spon- 
sored by the Mississippi Council for 
the Arts was Anne Carsley, '57, of 
Jackson. She received $100 for her 
essay "Summer of the Heat." 

Edwin Reed Orr, HI, '57, of Grena- 
da, has been promoted to lieutenant 
colonel in the U. S. Air Force. At the 
same time he was awarded the Dis- 
.tinguished Flying Cross and the Air 
Medal with two oak-leaf clusters. He 
served fourteen months with the 8th 
Tactical Fighter Wing in Ubon, Thai- 
land, as flight surgeon, and also flew 
51 combat missions. With his wife, 
the former Gay Piper, '59, and daugh- 
ter, Rachael, Lt. Colonel Orr is sta- 
tioned at Wiesbaden, Germany, where 
he is clinical chief, Clinical Consul- 
tants Division, Headquarters USAFE. 

Lieutenant Commander Levene O. 
J Smith, '57, recently returned from 
j Viet Nam where he was awarded the 
, Bronze Star with combat device for 

meritorious service, and four medals 
j from the Government of Viet Nam 

including the Vietnamese medal of 
, honor. He worked mainly the 
j Vietnamese community in helping to 
[restore war damage. He is now as- 
' signed as special projects officer at 
,the U. S. Naval Station, Newport, 

Rhode Island. 

I Ed Stewart, '57, president of Finan- 
cial Investments Corporation, Mem- 
phis, Tennessee, has been elected 
president of the Memphis Area 

.Alumni Club. 

i Glen Calloway, '58, of Jackson, has 
ibeen promoted to Chief of the Right 
of Way Division of ihe Mississippi 
Highway Department. He has been 
with the department since 1959. 
I Mrs. Claudette Hall Miller 
[(Claudette Hall, '58) has been elected 
iMayor of Preston, Ontario, Canada, 
:and is the only lady mayor in the 
iprovince. It is believed she is the 
ifirst woman in Canadian his.tory, 
, without previous political experience, 
ito be elected to a chief magistrate's 

Dr. John Stone, '58, has been ap- 
pointed director. Outpatient Medical 
Services at Grady Memorial Hospital, 
Atlanta, Georgia. He is the first per- 
son to hold the newly created post. 
In addition. Dr. Stone will serve as 

assistant dean, Emory University 
School of Medicine, and assistant 
piofessor in the Department of Medi- 

John M. Carter, '59, assistant di- 
rector of Ubraries at Mississippi State 
University, has been selected by the 
editors of the Library Journal .to 
write six of the 12 guest editorials 
scheduled in the internationally cir- 
culated magazine next year. He is a 
former director of the Jackson Mu- 
nicipal Library. 

Joe M. Hinds, Jr., '59, has been 
elected to the board of directors of 
tlie Lamar County Bank. He resides 
in Hattiesburg with his wife and three 

1960 - 1969 
David D. Husband, '61, received 
the Ph.D. degree from the Depart- 
ment of Biological Science at Purdue 
University and has obtained a posi- 
tion as assistant professor in the Bio- 
logy Department a,t the University of 
South Carolina at Columbia. 

Dr. William S. Moore, '62, will be 
on the faculty of the State Univer- 
sity of New York at Stony Brook as 
a visiting professor of oceanography 
during the coming year. He will be 
on leave from the Naval Oceanogra- 
phic Office. 

Ann Perry, '62, of Crystal Springs, 
has joined the staff of Congressman 
Charles H. Griffin in Washington, 
D. C. 

The Board of Directors of Applied 
Urbane.tics, Inc., Washington, D. C, 
has elected Richard Stuart Roberts, 
'62 - '64, as its president and chief 
executive officer. In addition to serv- 
ing as corporation president, Roberts 
has been selected to serve as presid- 
ing officer of the board of directors. 
As president of the new corporation, 
Roberts will be responsible for over- 
all operations of .the corporation 
which include using computers on a 
vast scale in America's cities for im- 
proving the human environment. 

J. Gibson Wells, '62, of Jackson, 
has been named assistant professor 
of sociology at Western Kentucky 
University at BowUng Green, and has 
received the doctor of philosophy de- 
gree in sociology from Florida State 

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Mason, III, have 
moved recently to Jackson from 
Houston, Texas. He is associated with 
Pan American Petroleum Corpora- 
.tion and will be in charge of land 
operations for the company In Missis- 
sippi. Mrs. Mason is the former Bet- 
tye Carr West, '62. 

Dr. Richard Dale Caldwell, '63, as- 
sistant professor of biology at the 
University of Montevallo, Alabama, 
has been awarded the doctor 
of philosophy degree in biology by the 
University of Alabama. 

Richard Clayton, '64, has been ap- 
pointed field representative for the 
Mississippi Easter Seal Society and 
will work with 82 counties in promot- 
ing local organizations and fund-rais- 
ing campaigns. 

Edward L. Chaney, '65, of Vicks- 
burg, has received his Ph.D. in phy- 
sics from the University of Ten- 
nessee, with a major in atomic and 
molecular physics. He has accepted 
a post-doctoral fellowship at the Uni- 
versity of Western Ontario, Canada. 
Dr. Peggy Whittington Coleman 
(Peggy Whittington, '65) of O'Neil, 
Miss., is an assistant professor of 
pharmacology at the University of 
Mississippi Medical Center. The au- 
thor of some 14 published papers, her 
principal research interest is cardio- 
vascular pharmacology. 

Bob Lewis, '65, who for the past 18 
months has been assistant adminis- 
trator of LeBonheur Children's Hos- 
pital in Memphis and an officer of 
the Memphis Hospital Council, has 
accepted a position as an Assistant 
Administrator of ,the 1,200 bed Uni- 
versity of Texas Hospital in Galves- 
ton. He holds a Masters degree in 
Hospital Administration from Georgia 
State University. 

Jimmie M. Purser, '65, received his 
Ph.D. in chemis,try from the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 
He is presently assistant professor of 
chemistry and tennis coach at North 
Carolina Wesleyan College. He is 
married to the former Paulette War- 
ren, '67. 

William K. Journey, Jr., '66, has 
joined the research staff of Applied 
Urbanetics, in Washington, D. C. Mr. 
Journey's main duties will include the 
compilation of a data base for a fed- 
eral assistance retrieval system. 
Prior to joining the Washington-based 
system design firm, Mr. Journey 
served in the Peace Corps. More re- 
cently he has been involved with the 
Baltimore County Community Action 
Agency is Baltimore, Maryland. 

Paul B. Calvert, '67, of Jackson, has 
been commissioned a second lieuten- 
ant in the U. S. Air Force upon grad- 
uation from Officer Training School 
at Lackland AFB, Texas, and has 
been assigned to Vance AFB, Okla- 
homa, for pilot training. 

Mrs. Charles T. Cassandras (Bar- 
bara Ruth Hunt, '67) received her 



Master of Arts degree in Theatre 
from Memphis State University and 
is presently in charge of the drama 
group at Le Moyne-Owen College, 
Memphis. She Reaches modern dance 
and is lighting designer for the Crea- 
tive Arts Ballet Company. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kernell, '67, of 
Berkley, California, are deeply in- 
volved in higher education these days. 
He is teaching a course in Govern- 
ment at the University of California, 
and she is enrolled working .toward 
her teachers certificate. She plans 
to teach history. Mrs. Kernell is the 
former Sherry Dianne Anderson, '67. 

Mrs. Thomas D. Matthews 
(Jacquelyn White, '67) is working on 
her M. A. degree in sociology at 
Western Kentucky University. 

The Reverend Lovett Ha yes 
VVeems, Jr., '67, of Forest, is the new 
minister of Johnston Chapel United 
Methodist Church near McComb. 
While at Millsaps he was presiden.t 
o*" the Ministerial Association, and the 
1966 winner of the Charles Belts Gal- 
loway Award in Preaching. 

Mrs. Charles M. Cobbe (Lucy 
Cavett, '68) is in Atlanta, Georgia, 
where she and her husband are work- 
ing with underpriviledged children. 
They are in the Peace Corps and will 
be going overseas soon. 

Marilyn Hinton '68, Virginia Ann 
Jones, '68, and Betsy Stone, '68, have 
all received Master of Librarianship 
degrees from Emory University. 
Marilyn is head librarian at North- 
side Branch of the Jackson Municipal 
Library; Virginia Ann is reference li- 
brarian for the Medical School of the 
University of Tennessee, Memphis; 
and Be.tsy is children's librarian at 
Atlanta Public Library. 

Second Lieutenant James N. Rob- 
ertson, '68, of Jackson, has been 
awarded silver wings upon gradua- 
tion from U. S. Air Force navigator 
training at Mather AFB, California, 
and has been assigned to a Missis- 
sippi Air National Guard uni.t in Jack- 

Robert R. Kemp, Jr., '69, of Pas- 
cagoula, has been commissioned a 
second lieutenant in the U. S. Air 
Force upon graduation from Officer 
Training School at Lackland AFB, 
Texas. He has been assigned to La- 
redo AFB, Texas, for pilot training. 

WilUam E. Lax, Jr., '69, of Natchez 
Trace Village, Madison, has been 
commissioned a second lieutenant in 
the U. S. Air Force after graduating 
from Officer Training School at Lack- 
land AFB, Texas. He is now at Ran- 
dolph AFB, Texas, for pilot training. 

Dr. William H. Baskin, has been ap- 
pointed Assistant Academic Dean for 
Administrative Affairs and head of 
the Language Division at the North 
Carolina School of the Arts. Among 
his teaching appointments before go- 
ing to Winston-Salem he was chair- 
man of ,the Romance Languages De- 
partment at Millsaps for about five 

f UTU^t AlOf^N' 

James Franklin Brooke, IV, born 
July 15, 1969, to Mr. and Mrs. James 

F. Brooke, III, of Annandale, Virginia. 
Mrs. Brooke is the former Margaret 
Woodall, '60. 

Riahard Walker Byars, born August 
5, 1969, to Dr. and Mrs. Vance Byars, 
'61, of Jackson. Mrs. Byars is the 
former Martha Ellen Walker. '63. 
Walker joins his older brother, Mil- 
,ton Vance Byars, III. 

Elizabeth Ann Cole, born Novem- 
ber 18, 1969, to Mr. and Mrs. Sam 

G. Cole, "64, of Jackson. He is as- 
sociate director of admissions at Mill- 
saps. Mrs. Cole is the former Ruth 
Pickett, '65. 

James Andrew Dabney, born Feb- 
ruary 11, 1969, to Dr. and Mrs. Con- 
way Dabney (Betsy Murphy, '65) of 
Belleville, Illinois. He was welcomed 
by Billy, age 3. 

Charles Allen Ernst, Jr., born Octo- 
ber 9, 1969, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
Allen Ernst of Merritt Island, Florida. 
Mrs. Ernst is the former Faye Trip- 
lett, '65. 

Bryant Hollingsworth Graves, born 
September 18, 1969, .to Mr. and Mrs. 
William E. Graves, '65. They are both 
attending graduate school at LSU. 
Mrs. Graves is the former Kay Hol- 
Jingsworth, '65. 

Ginger Hubbard, born October 3, 
1989. to Mr. and Mrs. John Hubbard, 
'56, of Jackson. She is welcomed by 
Reed, age 5, and Sam, age 4. 

Michael Steen Lee, born March 4, 
1969, ,to Mr. and Mrs. Don E. Lee 
(Marylyn McNeill, '57) of Crystal 

Michael Conerly Lipscomb, born 
March 16, 1969, to Mr. and Mrs. John 
L. Lipscomb, '58 -'61, of Memphis, 
Tennessee. Mrs. Lipscomb is the 
former Colleen Thompson, '59. 

Mary Denise Matthews, born July 
17, 1969, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas 
D. Matthews (Jacquelyn White, '66) 
of Bowling Green, Kentucky. 

Donna Danette Moreland, born July 
8, 1969, .to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Patrich 
Moreland, Sr. (Alice Wells, '63) ol 
Jackson. She was welcomed by Lloyd 
Jr., Eleanor, and Kathryn. 

John Phillip O'Hara, Jr., b o r r 
March 2, 1969, to Mr. and Mrs. Johr 
Phillip O'Hara (Martha Ann Smith 
'57) of Merritt Island, Florida. 

Joye Michelle Price, adopted Julj 
7, 1969, by the Reverend and Mrs 
John R. Price (Elizabeth Box, '63) o 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

Allen Wesley Richmond, born Maj 
19, 1969, to Mr. and Mrs. Donald E 
Richmond (Carolyn Jus,tine Allen 
'59) of McComb. Donna Carolyn, 7 
and Lauren Adele, 4, welcomed theii 
new brother. 

Carolyn Samantha Tate, born Octo 
ber 13, 1969, to Mr. and Mrs. Pet( 
Ta,te, '61, of Houston, Texas. She wai 
welcomed by Timmy and Cathy. 

Marcus Alfred Treadway, III, bori 
October 30, 1969, to Mr. and Mrs 
Marcus A. Treadway, Jr., '59 - '63, o 
Jackson. Mrs. Treadway is the for 
mer Ellen Burns, '62. 

Ward William Van Skiver, born Sep 
tember 8, 1969, to Mr. and Mrs. Wan 
Van Skiver, '66, of Jackson. Mrs 
Van Skiver is the former Carolyi 
Tabb, '67. 

Angela August Wade, born Angus 
2, 1939, to Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Wad( 
of Greenville. Mrs. Wade is the for 
mer Carol Ann Walker, '68. 

Elizabeth Crawford White, b o r i 
September 23, 1969, to Mr. and Mrs 
Dudley Hearn White, Jr. (Susai 
Crawford Slocumb, '65) of Brandon 

In Memoriam 

Dr. J. R. Bane, Jr., '42 - '47, diei 
October, 1969. 

James D. Douglass, '64, of Jackson 
died November 25, 1969. 

James Greer George, '50, of South 
aven, died December 19, 1969. 

The Reverend William M. O'Don 
nell, '16, of Memphis, Tennessee, diei 
November 3, 1969. 

Mrs. L. C. Ramsey (Vivian Alford 
Whitworth) of Gallman. 

Mrs. Austin Schuman (Ann EUza 
beth Spongier, '42) of Melbourne 
Florida, died December 28. 1969. 

Henry Yandell Swayze, '23 - '25, o 
Benton, died August, 1969. 


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• Distinguished Professor 

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• Student Carnival 

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and Faculty 

Marilyn Hinton, '68, to Frank 
Moore, Jr., September 20, 1969. They 
are living in Jackson. 

Barbara Ruth Hunt, '67, to Charles 
f. Cassandras, September 27, 1969. 
^'ow living in Memphis, Tennessee. 

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February 21 

Basketball: Millsaps vs. Northwood 

Institute Buie Gymnasium 

February 24 

Basketball: Millsaps vs. Belhaven 

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February 26 

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Christian Center Auditorium 

March 11-14 

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April 8 

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3 Confessions of An Academic 

8 The Rape of the Environment 

10 Farewell Reception for Dr. and 
Mrs. Graves 

13 Events of Note 

15 Alumni Weekend, 1970 

16 Major Miscellany 
18 From This Day 

18 In Memoriam 

19 Future Alumni 

19 Schedule of Major Events 
19 Millsaps Football Schedule 

FRONT COVER: From time to time it 
is good to take stock, look at ourselves, 
and examine our purpose in life. Dr. Jacoby 
does this in an article in which he defines 
a liberal arts education. Our cover depicts 
many of the books a student at Millsaps 
must study en route to graduation. 

Volume 11 

May, 1970 

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. 

Dick Rennick, Editor 

Bob Shuttleworth, Photographer 

Defininfi, A Liberal Education 

Confessions of an Academic Maverick 

An Address By Dean Harold S. Jacoby 

In all honesty, I am not sure exactly what the an- 
nounced subject of my remarks implies. I suggested 
several title possibilities and left the selection up to Dr. 
Keiff. Perhaps "ramblings" would have been a better 
word than "confessions." since I have no intentions of 
making any public admission of the many errors and 
transgressions of my 40 years of academic life. 

What I have in mind is the undertaking of a ritual 
that has come to be associated with the assumption of 
a deanship in a liberal arts college. This consists of the 
public presentation of an effort to define liberal educa- 

Up until now, I have successfully resisted the temp- 
tation to conform to this ritual. Part of this may be 
due to the fact I have — until now — never been asked. 
Even in my earlier California incarnation, the appro- 
priate occasion never arose. Actually, Dr. Reiff did not 
specify this topic, but I had a feeling that sooner or later 
the demands of custom and tradition had to be answered, 
and so I have elected to expose my thinking on this 
subject to your critical view. 

Initially, as we approach this subject, I feel we must 
distinguish between the "liberal arts" and a "liberal 
education." It is my contention they are not necessarily 
related. Mastery of the liberal arts does not auto- 
matically produce a liberally educated person. And it 
is possible to become liberally educated with only mod- 
est acauaintanceship with the liberal arts. 

Since I don't expect you to accept this without an 
argument, let me share with you the details of my rea- 

As all of you recognize, the term "liberal" comes 
from the Latin verb "liber," meaning "to free." Thus, 
that which is "liberal" is that which is liberating. Now, 
it has been our error to assume that the power to lib- 
erate was inherent in a particular body of knowledges 
and understandings known as the "liberal arts." What 
we have failed to see is that liberation is every bit as 
much a matter of the restricting and confining cir- 
cumstances from which we seek liberation as it is a 
matter of the means that are utilized in such circum- 
stances. What may have been liberating in one type of 
social order may be utterly irrelevant and inconsequen- 
tial in another order. And what may have been con- 
sidered of no "liberating" consequence in one period 
may abruptly become an essential ingredient of a truly 
liberal education in another. 

Sacred Mythology 

Our traditional formulation of the liberal arts de- 
veloped in relation to the medieval universities and con- 
sisted of two sets of studies: the trivium — grammar, 
rhetoric, and logic; and the quadrivium — arithmetic, 
astronomy, geometry, and music. These studies consti- 
tuted the curriculum of the Arts faculties of the early 

Dean Harold S. Jacoby 

universities, and around this curriculum and around 
these universities there arose a mythology of such 
sacred proportions that it has become almost sacrilegious 
to inquire into the actual circumstances of that day. 

Generally, the medieval university is pictured as a 
center of learning built around these seven liberal arts 
— the trivium and the quadrivium — and characterized in 
large measure by the ideal of learning for learning's 
sake. The students are represented as being eager in- 
tellectuals, and the education they received as having no 
function other than the elevation of the mind and the 
enrichment of the human spirit. And it is in the direc- 
tion of these conditions that many of our modem writers 
would have the contemporary liberal arts college return 
in order to have it merit the title of which it boasts. 

Now, this picture is not wholly in error, but it so 
overstates the true nature of the early universities that 
it is hazardous to reason from this picture to the col- 
lege and universities of the present day. 

Contrary to general impression, vocational or pro- 
fessional interests were by no means absent. In many 
universities, particularly on the continent, separate fa- 
culties of law, of theology, and of medicine existed along- 


side the faculty of arts, to prepare young men for pro- 
fessional careers in these fields. These were in no sense 
Kraduate schools, but rather represented options open 
to the students as they sought entrance to the university. 
And if the motivations of the students themselves with 
respect to these options were different from those of 
today's students, the concerns of the parents were not. 
Haskins. for instance, reports that parents on occasion 
ur'-;cd their sons to study the less expensive and more 
practical courses. 

An ambitious student at Orleans who asks for 
money to buy a Bible and begin theology is advised 
by his father to turn to some more lucrative pro- 

Theologians on occasion condemned the study of 
canon law because its lucrati\e possibilities — reflecting 
the need for lawyers in the medieval church — drew stu- 
dents away from pure learning. 

Arts of Secondary Importance 

If we turn to Bologna, the oldest of the "studia 
generale," we find that the arts were of secondary im- 
portance, the earliest and most important faculty being 
that of law. Rhetoric and grammar were important areas 
of learning, but they served chiefly to train 
professional scribes and notaries on whom de- 
volved the greater part of the labor of medieval 
At one time, moreover, this university went so far as 
to advertise ''short and practical courses" as a means 
of meeting the demand. 

At Oxford and Cambridge, separate professional fa- 
culties did not exist, but the situation was apparently 
much the same. Powicke and Emden point out 
To the great mass of younger students. . .the uni- 
versity was simply a door to the church; and the 
door to the church at that time meant the door to 
professional life. 

Daly, moreover, points out that: 
Ecclesiastical reformers complained loudly of the 
way in which the universities were thronged by 
beneficed ecclesiastics hanging on in search of bet- 
ter preferment. 
Who were the students who came to the universities? 
They were by no means broadly representative of all 
levels of society, but tended rather to come from the 
more privileged classes. Medieval society was highly 
stratified, and only families of the higher strata had the 
resources or opportunities to provide their sons with the 
essentials necessary for gaining access to the univer- 
sities. \s Da'.y has pointed out, 
. . . after all, as we see from the University rec- 
ords, it was only a very small proportion of the stu- 
dents in a university, and a still smaller proportion 
of university graduates, who belong to the pauper 
or servitor c'ass. The vast majority of scholars were 
of a social position intermediate between the high- 
est and the very lowest — sons of knights and yeo- 
men, merchants, tradesmen or thrifty artisans, 
nephews of successful ecclesiastics, or promising 
lads who had attracted the notice of a neighboring 
abbott or archdeacon. 
What brought these young men to the universities? 
One widely held image would suggest that it was the 
love of learning, but if the historians of the medieval 
university are to be believed, this was not the sole — or 
even the most important single — reason for their at- 

tendance. Powicke and Emden find little difference be- 
tween the medieval university and the modern univer- 
sity in this respect: 

The brilliant pictures which imaginative historians 
have sometimes drawn of swarms of enthusiastic 
students eagerly drinking in the wisdom that fell 
from the lips of famous masters have somewhat 
blinded us to the fact that the motives which drove 
men to the university exhibited much the same mix- 
ture and much the same variety as they do now. 

And in the same vein, Daly asserts 
The earnest students were probably — except per- 
haps in the age of Abelard or in the very first blush 
of Aristotelian renaissance — a minority. 

Apart from the vocational training what was the 
function of university education? In a practical sense, 
neither the individual nor his society needed the un- 
versity. To see this, we must consider the nature of 
medieval society. 

Custom and Tradition 

Medieval society may be characterized as being 
stable and traditional. Such change as occurred came 
about slowly and gradually, and was hardly noticeable 
from one generation to the next. A grandfather could 
instruct a grandson in the ways of life and of the 
world, and what he had to pass along was relevant and 
useful to the world in which the grandson lived. Agri- 
culture, handicraft industry, political life, family life, 
and even religion were all areas that evidenced little 
change from generation to generation, operating largely 
on a basis of custom and tradition. With rare exceptions, 
there was no need to go to the university to find out 
how to face the problems of one's career or of the 
community. These could be learned at home through 
t'ne informal educational procedures of the family or by 
means of some apprenticeship system. Most of the im- 
portant operations in medieval society, moreover, were 
carried on by those who were socially or economically 
ineligible to attend a university. 

The matters of primary interest and concern to the 
large niass of people, moreover, were those which most 
immediately and directly affected their lives. Regional 
and national issues were the concern of the church or 
of government, and these were areas in which the gen- 
eral run of the population had no voice or power. 
"Public opinion" as we know it today did not exist, 
and democracy was unknown as a principle of political 
decision making. 

A liberal education, then, was not a way of pre- 
paring for life, but for escaping from the day-to-day re- 
sponsibilities of life. It made little difference what was 
studied — so long as it was pre-eminently irrelevant to 
the problems of everyday living. It was a means of 
acquiring a status symbol that announced to the world 
th:it the holder was a member of a privileged segment 
of society that could successfully ignore the problems 
of making a living or participating in the routine affairs 
of the community. Fortunately, the society of that day 
was in a position to afford the luxury of this condition. 
Life would go on, decisions would be made, problems 
would be solved on the basis of the work and activities 
of people who had largely inherited both their positions 
in life £»nd their wa\s of carrying out their tasks. 

Of course, the universities became storehouses of 

human knowledge, and today we benefit from this 
knowledge. But such knowledge was not relevant to the 
tasks of maintaining and operating society, and it is 
debatable whether the universities would have survived 
on this basis alone. But they did contribute to the 
maintenance and perpetuation of the class system of 
that day, and for this reason they were not merely 
tolerated but supported and encouraged. 

Radically Changed 

All that is now radically changed. In place of the 
static social order with its simple, unchanging technology 
that was handed down from father to son or by means 
of an apprenticeship system that operated outside the 
formal education system — and remember that only 100 
years ago few of our lawyers or medical doctors ever 
went to a university — we have created a complex, dy- 
namic society, with a technology that makes home learn- 
ing for economic usefulness ridiculously impossible. 
Even in agriculture, what one generation of farm op- 
erators knows is hardly sufficient to guide the next 
generation in its farming activities. New chemicals, new 
plant species, new types of machines — all call for new 
understandings and techniques. Furthermore, along with 
this sophisticated technology we have created a gigantic 
system of economic organization, highly complex in its 
structure; so much so that it has called mto being a 
whole series of new professions and sub-professional oc- 
cupations: managers, accountants, corporation lawyers, 
industrial consultants, etc. 

And just as we have built up a complex structure 
of economic operations, so we have committed ourselves 
to a great experiment in social and political self-govern- 
ment that in its own way represents a revolutionary 
change from medieval life: an experiment that pre- 
sumes the participation of all of us in the determination 
of the general conditions that affect each one of us. No 
longer are these decisions to be left to a limited, elitist 
group. n.nd being an experiment under novel conditions 
no ancient body of wisdom and tradition exists to exert 
a beneficent hand. 

This socio-political experiment has multiple dimen- 
sions, and I would like to point out two of them. The 
most noticeable is the governmental. This is the one 
most readily called to mind as we contemplate the doc- 
trine of democracy. It involves such activities as vot- 
ing, participating in political party affairs, running for 
office, and lobbying for legislation. Certainly such activ- 
ities are vital to the great experiment we are under- 

But there is another dimension that is of great 
jimportance particularly in our American scheme of 
things, and this is our emphasis on voluntary organiza- 
ition. Historically, we have not wanted to turn over all 
activities to government. Instead, we have operated 
jthrough voluntary efforts to build churches, establish 
schools, develop health and welfare programs, and raise 
money for these and similar services to our society. The 
precise relationship between government and voluntary 
jeffort has changed during the years, but not the ex- 
itent that voluntary effort is of no consequence to the 
well-being of society. And it stands today as a vital 
ipliase of this great experiment in the self-operation of 
our society. 

Now, all this is commonplace to you, I am sure. 
What you may not have thought about is the extent to 

which our lives are bound up in and made dependent 
upon the successful operation of these huge economic, 
political, and social enterprises. Let them falter — as they 
have on a few occasions — and vast amounts of personal 
discomfort and injury are the consequence. On the other 
hand, their successful operation is capable of providing 
us with a way of life of richness, comfort, and well- 
being such as has never been developed in any other 
Romantic Nonsense 
Put differently, our freedom is inextricably bound 
up in the successful and ever improving operation of this 
complex system on which we so extensively depend. 
There are those, of course, who would return to a simple 
hfe, who advocate that we allow this whole elaborate 
scheme of things to collapse, and that we go back to 
some modern Walden Pond or to the plains of Taos. 
Such a suggestion, however seriously and sincerely 
made, at best is merely romantic nonsense. We have 
developed in ourselves a trained incompetence for cop- 
ing with or accepting frontier conditions. A forced 
return to such conditions would not constitute freedom for 
most of us; our greatest hope for true freedom lies in 
the mastery of this complex, cumbersome, but highly 
important system. 

Now, this is precisely where we must begin seriously 
to rethink the essential meaning of a "liberating" educa- 
tion. Does our education serve to "liberate" us from 
concern and involvement in the operation of these enter- 
prises? Or does it "liberate" us by providing us with 
the skills and understandings so essential to the ensur- 
ing that these enterprises operate in fashions truly bene- 
ficial to all persons in our society? 

Let's look briefly at certain implications of the 
economic situation. In the past we have tended to make 
an invidious distinction between liberal education and 
vocational education. This is an unfortunate state of 
affairs. Remember that even in the medieval university 
— where the liberal arts were held in such high esteem 
— a vast amount of the education was vocationally 
oriented. And today, at a time when more than 50 per- 
cent of our high school seniors are electing to go to 
college, it is apparent that our college population does 
not consist in any large measure of offspring of fami- 
lies of such affluence that they need not be troubled 
about acquiring some form of employable skill. And liv- 
ing, as we do, in a money economy, we are not pro- 
viding a "liberating" education to young people if they 
leave our sacred halls with no prospects for making 
themselves useful in economic society. This is not to 
say that vocational education is all there is to a "lib- 
erating" education, but it must be seen as a very es- 
sential aspect of such an education. 

But there is another perspective to this matter of 
vocational education. We are accustomed to thinking 
about it in terms of the individual— helping him to find 
a way to be useful in economic society. Equally impor- 
tant in our complex order is the consideration of the 
needs of that order. 

As a society we have come to depend on a rich 
variety of health services, which annually require an 
ever increasing number of medical personnel of all 
types. Our freedom to enjoy the best our society has to 
offer is dependent in considerable measure on our col- 
leges and universities being aware of this need, and 

taking steps to assist and encourage young people to 
prepare themselves for work in this field. 

I could go on to outline other areas of our life, 
but I trust you will be able to do this for yourselves. 
What 1 am trying to say is that from the standpoint 
of both the individual and the social system, vocational 
or professional education can have "liberating" implica- 
tions, and these should not be brushed aside as having 
no relevance for "liberal education." 

Economic Illiterates 

Somewhat more important— and more a matter of lib- 
eral education— is the gaining by everyone of knowledge 
about the economic order that so intimately affects our 
lives. By and large vvc are economic illiterates. Most 
of us are babes in the wood so far as knowledge of 
contemporary economic affairs is concerned. As con- 
sumers of goods and services, we have only limited 
ideas how to go about ensuring ourselves that we are 
getting what we need and what we pay for. We are 
unable to reason effectively about the economic effects 
of this or that bit of legislation. Our attitudes toward 
taxes arc based on emotion, half-truth, and the limited 
wisdom gained from operating a family budget. Most of 
us don't know the difference between stocks and bonds, 
profits and dividends, wages and labor costs. We are 
alarmed at trade unions and their demands, but take 
almost no notice of the pricing policies of large corpora- 
tions. I'm not suggesting that a liberally educated in- 
dividual must major in economics, but 1 do not see how 
anyone can be a "liberated" person in our society if he 
is ignorant of economic knowledge. 

Now, the same condition exists in the area of our 
political and social organization. The success of our ex- 
periment in self-governance calls for the participation 
of everyone, but we have passed the day when good 
will and common sense are sufficient equipment for ef- 
fective participation. Time was when Justices of the 
Peace and even higher judges were not required to have 
training in law. Such a situation has become unthinkable 
today (even though it is still the case in many rural areas 
of our country). In many states, public officials enjoy 
short terms of office and may not be re-elected. Such 
practices reflect the frontier beliefs that such positions 
leiquire little training, and experience is corrupting. But 
with the growing complexity of government and of the 
conditions with which government must concern itself, 
we must give up the ".'miateurs only" point of view if 
we are to realize the full effectiveness of our govern- 
mental system. 

Here 1 would not limit my remarks to those who 
actually seek governmental office. Successful political 
democracy requires far more than merely a body of 
trained and intelligent office holders. And it requires 
much more than merely turning up to vote on appro- 
priate occasions. It involves, as well, the intelligent par- 
ticipation of the general population in the affairs of 
political parties where candidates are selected and is- 
sues debated. It involves the continuous following of 
legislative action and administrative policy, and the de- 
velopment of means of ready communication with our 
elected representatives. 

To too great an extent our colleges and universities 
have crippled their graduates with respect to effective 
functioning in this area of our common life. They have 
crippled them by failing to offer opportimities for a 

realistic consideration of political issues and techniques 
But more important, they have crippled generations ol 
college students by transmitting a snobbish and disdain- 
ful attitude toward "politics" — which has resulted ir 
the avoidance of service in the political and governmental 
fields by the intellectual cream of our population, 
Fortunately, some changes are appearing on the hori- 
zon, but all too often these are taking place in spite of 
and not because of, the concern of the faculties and th€ 
curricula of the colleges. 

In the area of voluntary activity, a similar situation 
exists. As our communities have grown from rural ham 
lets to vast metropolitan areas, new needs have arisen 
and old needs have multiplied in volume and complexity 
At the same time, our traditional ways of meeting such 
needs have become less and less relevant to the condi 
lions we face. Simple neighborliness, based on friendship 
and direct awareness of need, is a useless techniqut 
foi- coping with the human problems of a great city 
The spontaneous gathering of friends to rebuild a hom« 
destroyed by fire was a part of our rural heritage 
but it IS hardly a realistic approach to similar catas 
trophies in our urban world. 

New Understandings and Techniques 

We can, of course, back off from all such instance; 
of need and call on government to handle the problem 
but this is a solution most of us would not advocate 
If we are to retain our traditions of voluntary action 
we must first of all recognize that these situations cal 
for new understandings and new techniques. The need! 
we encounter cannot be understood in terms of tradi 
tional explanations. Nor is their amelioration a mattei 
of a vague good will. 

I grew up in a respectable, urban, middle-class en 
vironment that subscribed piously to the concept tha 
poverty was evidence of a moral defect and that any 
one who really wanted to work could get a job. Anc 
then I had the rare good fortune as a senior in college 
to find myself in a beginning sociology course. Th( 
course wasn't particularly well taught; but for a tern 
paper, and without special purpose in mind I selectee 
the topic of unemployment. 

This was prior to the stock market crash of '29 
prior to the great despression of the '30's. It was in th( 
period of Hoover prosperity, in the period of the Nev 
Economic Order. In view of all this, it was an eye 
opening experience for me to discover the great exten 
of unemployment — and to find out that all of the easy 
smug, moralistic explanations of worklessness commoi 
to my world were utterly without foundation. Nev 
urban, industrial conditions had entered the picture, anc 
a heritage of rural wisdom was not enough to provid* 
an understanding of this type of need. 

Again, I would not suggest that everyone must ma 
jor in sociology if he is to participate effectively in vol 
untary community action. But I could hardly considei 
a person in our modern world "liberally educated" i: 
he is without some basic understandings of the dy 
namics of urban society and some appreciation of th( 
complexities of need and effective social action ii 
such areas. 

So far, I have tried to deal with three areas o: 
our common life: the economic, the governmental, anc 
--for want of a better word — the community. I have 


tried to suggest their critical importance for the exis- 
tence of everyone of us, and have tried to indicate that 
a truly liberal — a "liberating" — education is one that 
equips us to comprehend and function effectively in 
these areas. But a liberal education must be something 
more tlian merely understandings and techniques. These 
are tremendously important, but we have need for at 
least two more ingredients. 

Sense of Direction 

The first of these is a sense of direction. Time was 
when we had implicit faith in a world of change that 
would carry us with sureness and certainty — and with 
little or no effort on our part — to ever increasing levels 
of peace, justice, and brotherhood. Initially elaborated 
in the late 18th century by the French encyclopedist 
Condofcet in his Esquisse, an inquiry into the unlimited 
perfectability of the human being, reinforced by a mis- 
reading of Darwin's evolutionary doctrine of the survival 
of the fittest, this doctrine of progress found its most 
complete literary expression in Tennyson's "Locksley 

Yet I doubt not through the ages one increasing pur- 
pose runs, And the thoughts of men are widened with 
the process of the suns. Not in vain the distance bea- 
cons. Forward, forward let us range. Let the g^reat 
world spin forever down the ringing grooves of 

But a better reading of history and the experiences 
of the past three or four decades have rather effectively 
demolished this naive form of optimism. Increasingly we 
are becoming aware of the fact that our universe has 
no goals, no ultimate objectives, unless we ourselves 
articulate and establish them. Establishing them by no 
means assures us of success in their attainment; but 
our failure to do so means the absence of any reference 
points that would give purpose and direction to our ef- 

In an age of moral change and confusion, we need 
to rethinlt our values. We need to establish for our- 
selves a sense of direction not merely for our individual 
lives but for the society of which we are a part. No 
amount of sophisticated comprehension of the c o m- 
plexities of our world, no amount of skill in participation, 
is going to be of much value Lf we have no clear idea 
of where we would most like to get to. 

I wish the process were as simple as an evening 
radio program — "Back to the Bible" — would have its 
listeners believe. Unfortunately, it is not "back" to any- 
thing — but forward to some new value formulations and 
social goals. And here is where one's college experience, 
if it is to be truly liberating, must make a contribution. 
If any student in this or any other college graduates 
with the same limited value orientations he had as a 
freshman, and with the same personal and social goals, 
I care not what courses he took or what grades he 
earned, that student has not received a liberal education. 

The final ingredient is the desire to participate, a 
drive to employ understandings and skills in the at- 
tainment of goals. As a nation we are paralyzed in this 
by a number of conditions that are certainly a part of 
life. We are already busy — in an endless round of tra- 
ditional and generally directless activities. We are over- 
awed by the principle of the division of labor in society, 

and somehow the thing to be done always seems to fall 
in someone else's department. We have acquired the 
virus of spectatoritis, which makes us content to sit 
in the bleachers and alternately cheer and boo the par- 

Adam Smith Doctrine 

There are many who hold that society is merely 
the sum of its many constituent elements and that if 
each element — whether considered as an individual, a 
family, or a neighborhood — will merely take care of its 
own needs — its own little garden — this is all that is needed 
to ensure general social well-being. This was the basic 
doctrine Adam Smith enunciated in 1776 in his Wealth 
of Nations. It was frankly an appeal to self interest, 
and it provided a moral rationale for social irresponsi- 
bility that is with us to this day. 

Now, I am not one who is cynical about man's 
capacity for self-sacrifice. There is too much evidence 
around us of the continuous readiness of many people to 
act on other bases than narrow self-interest. But neither 
do I feel that we can ever achieve the level and ex- 
tent of social participation our society requires motivated 
solely by a sense of obligation and self-sacrifice. 

What we need to recognize is that our individual 
welfare is inextricably bound up in the successful opera- 
tion of this complex socio-economic-political world that 
we have inherited, and that if it ever is to serve 
our needs as it is capable of doing, we must bestir 
ourselves to become participants in its operation. If this 
is selfishness, so be it. It is an eminently practical 
form ot self-interest that harmonizes well with the 
conditions of life we face today. 

Understandings about the nature of the highly tech- 
nical, impersonal world about us; skills that equip us 
to cope with this world; values that clarify the goals 
most worthy of seeking; and motivation to apply our 
knowledge and skills to the attainment of these goals: 
these are the essentials of freedom in our society. And 
these are the staff of which a truly liberal education 
should be made. 

I would not be so foolish as to insist that these 
constitute the whole of liberal education. Time has not 
permitted me to discuss my maverick ideas about the 
natural sciences. Certainly their role in "liberal educa- 
tion" requires serious thought. Nor do I wish by indirec- 
tion or innuendo to imply that I am declaring war on 
the humanities. My concern here is with priorities, not 
with setting up hard and fast lines between what are 
and what are not liberating studies. Perhaps my posi- 
tion is somewhat illustrated by a silly little story I once 

An old woodsman was serving as a guide to an 
eminent scholar, and they were fishing from a boat in 
a mountain lake. The scholar asked the woodsman if 
he had ever read Homer. When the woodsman said no, 
the scholar said, "You have missed half your life." 
A little later the scholar asked again if the woodsman 
had ever listened to Bach's music. Again the answer 
was no, and again the scholar observed that the woods- 
man had missed half his life. Just then the boat sprang 
a leak, and the woodsman asked the scholar if he could 
swim. When the scholar said no, the woodsman ob- 
served, "Then you're going to miss all your life." 

Earth Day At Mill saps 

The Rape of the Environment 

By Ron Bell 
Chairman of the ^lillsaps Biology Department 

Editor's Note: Like hundreds of other colleges across the nation, 
Mlllsaps participated in an Environmental Teach-in April 20-22. 
One hard hitting speech made during this period was by Professor 
Ron Bell who believes in "telling it like It is." 

When you awoke this morning in clean, clear Jack- 
son, you were not aware of the parts per million you 
were breathing of sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and 
hydrocarbons from auto exhausts, utility smokestacks, 
oil refineries — part of 150 million tons of crud Americans 
annually pour into the atmosphere — like smoking two 
cigarettes before breakfast whether you smoke or not. 

In New York City, a person on the streets takes 
into his lungs the equivalent in toxic materials of 38 
cigarettes a day just by breathing. When the sulfur 
dioxide content of the air in New York City rises above 
0.2 parts per million, 10 to 20 people die as a result. 
In the past five years, sulfur dioxide has reached this 
level at least once every ten days. 

American women carry in their breasts milk that 
has anywhere from thi-ee to 10 times more of the pes- 
ticide DDT than the federal government allows in dairy 
milk meant for human consumption. You now store 12 to 
14 parts per million DDT in your fatty tissue — cattle and 
hogs with 7 parts per million are taken off the market. 

Be grateful that you had potable water for coffee. 
Many places don't; Lake Erie is dead; Huron and 
Michigan have seen better days; the great western lakes 
Tahoe and Mead are not immune. 

We drive or walk along billboard alleys, through 
tawdry tinsel, rivers of neon, motel strips, hamburger 
havens, pizza parlors — perhaps the glittering, psychedelic 
effect pleases us — America's great pop art — or are we 
so anesthetized, such environmental zombies, that we 
can't see the ugliness around us when it hits us in the 

Urban Blight 
The great urban blight of America is manifested 
in both surburbia and in the ghetto. This urban blight 
is now increasingly related by sociologists and psycholo- 
gists to crime, insanity, suicide, drug abuse, et cetera 
ad nauseam. Problems of the social environment — pov- 
eity, race, and peace — are inextricably related to prob- 
lems of the physical environment— they are both the 
cause and the effect. 

Rural areas are no longer exempt. Acres of un- 
spoiled areas vanish weekly. Each year the United 
States alone paves over one million acres of oxygen- 
producing trees. Whole countrysides are invaded by 
armies with banners fluttering in the breeze to proclaim 
"Peaceful Estates— $25 down. $10 per month". The last 
vestiges of clean air noted by the Atmospheric Sciences 

Research Center was near Flagstaff, Arizona, but it dis- 
appeared seven years ago when air pollution from the 
California coast reached the northern Arizona city. 

The United States now has to deal with 3.5 billion 
tons of solid wastes each year, and the figure is grow- 
ing. It includes 30 million tons of household and com- 
mercial trash. Cities spend $4.5 billion a year to collect 
and dispose of refuse. In 1966, as an average American, 
you threw away: 118 pounds of paper, 250 metal cans, 
135 bottles, 338 caps and jars, and $2.50 worth of mis- 
cellaneous packaging. 

A recent survey of litter along a one-mile stretch of 
Kansas highway turned up the following: 770 paper 
cups, 730 empty cigarette packs, 590 beer cans, 130 soft- 
drink bottles, 120 beer bottles, 110 whiskey bottles and 
90 beer cartons. On Monday, April 13, the Jackson, Mis- 
sissippi Clarion - Ledger published a photograph of two 
truckloads of beer cans and litter collected from a one- 
mile stretch of highway near Hazlehurst. 

As we shared the first views of our planet with 
the Lunar explorers, it became clear that we live on 
earth; or, better still, at the interface of a plastic, 
dynamic, capricious canopy and a brown and azure 
hydro-lithosphere. The totality of the prerequisites for 
life is herein contained. SpoUage of this interface spells 

^Vhat Price A Leopardskin Coat? 

The historical roots of our ecological crisis are con- 
stituted in Judeo - Christian tradition, since western man 
has been imbued with a perception of nature in which 
air, land, and water are exploitable because they are 
assumed to have been created to serve his purposes. 
This tradition tells us that man is for the glory of God, 
but I would submit that the same is true for all the 
creations of the Creator. 

How long will it take to make the last pair of shoes 
or pocketbooks from the skin of the alligator? How much 
more green turtle soup can we expect? What will be the 
price tor the last leopardskin coat? 

One hundred and fifty years ago there were vast 
herds of buffalo, hunted by bands of Indians. There 
v>ere passenger pigeons and Eskimo curlews. 

Today there are no more Eskimo curlews, no more 
passenger pigeons; they are extinct. The few buffalo 
left have become semi-domesticated and the Indians who 
hunted them have been butchered into subhuman exis- 
tence. , 


We seem unable to manage change; we appear only 
to react to change. In a highly technological society 
with brilliant environmental scientists such as Eugene 
Odum, Paul Ehrlich, and Barry Commoner, we manage 
to turn deaf ears to their warnings. Seven years ago 
Rachel Carson warned us about the dangers of pes- 
ticides, yet it was not until the levels of DDT affected 
the economy of the salmon industry in Michigan, or the 
crab industry of California, or caused complications in 
the cotton, rice, and sugar cane crops in Louisiana that 
bills were introduced to ban the sale, use or posesslon 
of persistent pesticides. 

There is no question that in the long run, the en- 
vironmental challenge is the greatest faced by mankind. 
Distinguished scientific authorities have been warning 
for years that mankind is rapidly destroying the very 
habitat on which he depends for survival. 

In addition, population continues to increase world- 
wide — while scientists and sociologists warn that we may 
already have passed sustainable population levels. 

Malthusians argue that the "only check on the growth 
of population is starvation and misery, and that any 
technological improvement will Increase the sum of mis- 
ery by permitting a larger proportion to live in the 
same state of misery and starvation." 

How Much Time? 

If there is a rational solution to the population prob- 
lem, how much time do we have to put such a solution 
into effect? Some rredict as much as 30-35 years, but 
others .say five years or less. Not only is the population 
increasing but the rate at which population is increasing 
is itself increasing. This makes the situation explosive. 
At the present rate of growth, the world's population 
will double in only 30 years. 

Fifteen thousand years ago, the earth probably held 
fewer people than New York City does today. The popu- 
lation doubled slowly at that time — say every 40 thou- 
sand years. Today there are more than 3 billion people 
in the world and the rate of increase is almost a 
thousand times greater. DoubUng occurs in less than 
40 year.1. 

On a graph the human population line now rises 
almost vertically, which will not continue — there must 
be a leveling off or a decline. Leveling seems rational. 
DecUne can be a landslide, as the hisitory of the Irish 
and the 'emmir.g imply. The critical period near a popu- 
lation peak is likely to be a time of anxiety, of extreme 
uneasiness, of social upheavals. 

In the United States, where we have been experienc- 
ing a declining birthrate since 1957, a huge majority 
sees population as infinitely less threatening than crime 
and communism. The population crisis in America tends 
to become a cliche — a joke in the newspapers about 
standing room only in the year 2600. After which the 
matter may be dismissed — possibly it's something the 
Chinese are up to. 

The population problem is world-wide. Picture this. 
In Calcutta, 600,000 people eat, sleep, and live in the 
streets. The American visitor sees these thousands lying 
upon the ground "like bundles of rags"; sees women 
"huddling over little pieces of manure, patting it into 
cakes for fuel; children competing with dogs for refuse." 
and the American visitor reacts with shock and revul- 

Calcutta stands for three world-wide forces — burgeon- 
ing population; food shortage; and a torrent of migra- 
tion to the cities. 

This is typical of many of the world's underdeveloped 
nations. But how about the world's affluent societies? 
How about the United States? 

Declining Birthrate 

The U. S. birthrate has been declining since 1957 
to one per cent in 1969. Even if this decline continues, 
population will grow at an accelerating pace for some 
decades to come. There were 100 million Americans 
about 50 years ago. There are over 200 million today; 
there v/ill be over 300 million by 2000 — assuming the 
continued decline in the birthrate. And there could well 
be 40 million by 2015 or 2020. Note that each time the 
population increases by 100 million, it takes less time 
than it took to add the previous 100 milUon. 

To Americans, growth has always been a "good 
thing" — growth stocks, the "soaring sixties," the "baby 
boom", the "Biggest Little City in the South", etc. 

All of this is rather well-known. Some aspects of the 
situation are less well-known. For example: 

1. Water, h recent writer in Science said, "A per- 
manent water shortage affecting our standard of living 
will occur before the year 2000". This, of course, has 
all sorts of ramifications. Consider just one. In the west- 
ern states, 40 per cent of all agriculture — and much 
allied enterprise — depends on irrigation. Much of this 
may have to be abandoned. Some of this agriculture 
may have to be shifted back to the more humid zones 
in the next 50 years. And, of course, the more humid 
eastern zones are precisely the ones now urbanizing most 

2. Urbanization. We are spreading out over the 
landscape at a phenomenal rate. Highways in the United 
States now cover with concrete an area the size of 
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, and 
Delaware combined. In downtown Los Angeles, 66 per 
cent of the land is devoted to automobile traffic — park- 
ing lots or streets. In the entire Los Angeles area, one- 
third of the land is paved, and the trend nationally, is 
toward the creation of Los Angeles everywhere. 

3. Farm lands. The spread of the cities takes at 
least a million and a half acres of open land every year; 
50 per cent more than a decade ago. The popular out- 
cry has been minor. After all, we have had huge crop 
surpluses. The U. S. seems unlikely to have a f o o d 
problem soon. It has enormous capabilities in food pro- 
duction. This capability, however, has a price. 

4. Pollution. Everybody knows something about air 
and water pollution today, but there are exotic effects 
which remain less well-known. Pesticides are essential 
to high-yield agriculture as now practiced in the United 
States. Pesticides wash from field to river to sea, 
where they are concentrated by diatoms. Our supply 
of atmospheric oxygen comes largely from these dia- 
toms—they replenish all of the atmospheric oxygen every 
2000 years as it is used up. But if our pesticides should 
be reducing the supply of diatoms or forcing evolution 
of less productive mutants, we might find ourselves run- 
ning out of atmospheric oxygen. 

(Continued on page 12) 


A Farewell Reception for Presid 

1. 1 

Dr. Graves chats with Marion L. Smith who was president 
of Miilsaps from 1938-1952. 

James B. Campbell reads citation. 

Hundreds Gathered i 

Hundreds of friends and associates 
gathered in the Boyd Campbell Stu- 
dent Center March 12 to honor Dr. 
and Mrs. Benjamin B. Graves. Dr. 
Graves announced his resignation 
from the College which he has headed 
since 1965 to accept the post of presi- 
dent of the University of Alabama 
at Hunts ville. 

In addition to Dr. and Mrs. Graves, 
the receiving line at the reception in- 






James B. Campbell assists Mrs. Graves in opening gift package. 

it and Mrs. Benjamin B. Graves 


udent Center 

)ean and Mrs. Harold S. 
Mr. and Mrs. James Boyd 
I, Mr. and Mrs. Tom B. Scott 
Mrs. I. C. Enochs. 

the evening numerous gifts 
■esented to Dr. and Mrs. 
and a citation read by James 
)bell, Chairman of the Mill- 
ird of Trustees. The citation 
isented to Dr. Graves by 

Alumni President Foster E. Collins 
greets old friend. 

The farewell reception was a sad 
occasion for Mrs. Graves. 


(Continued from page 9) 

What To Do 

Seventy per cent of the eartli's oxygen is produced 
by ocean phytoplanl<ton. If the super-tanker Torrey Can- 
yon had leaked hcrhicidcs rather than oil, the spillage 
vould have wiped out all plankton life in the North Sea. 

The examples of the rape of our environment are 

Well, so what? What can one person do? 

First, he can learn to understand something about 
the oriijin of environmental problems. He can construct 
for himself a frame of reference from which to act 
on the solutions. 

Second, he can gain understanding of these principles 
ol citizen effectiveness in environmental action. Webster 
defines emotion as a psychic and physical reaction to 
an environmental phenomenon — an arousal. Most people 
go through life half dead— they never get up on their 
hind legs about anything— for fear of stepping on toes. 
Many college students today are excited. They have 
jumped out of the poverty, race, Viet Nam frying pan 
Into the environmental fire. But they are bringing 
the same old, worn-out slogans and extinguishers with 
them: "Clean air now!", "Pure water now!", "Ban auto- 
mobiles today'", "Stamp out General Motors!" 

Their concern, their impatience is admirable — their 
behavior characteristically juvenile. Raised and nurtured 
in the affluent, Dr. Spock society — where Daddy and 

Mommy provide every need— they are too immature to 
understand the sweat, toil, tears, and learning needed to 
leally solve problems. They wsint instant solutions. In 
the battle for a quality environment, facts, research, 
knowledge, persuasion will win the day. Not binding and 
gagging polluters in their offices or parading baby car- 
riages in front of bulldozers. 

What can one man do? He can help restructure 
our social value system by changing his own attitude. 
He can start by being concerned about the quality ol 

He can make an emotional commitment to the 
environmental ethic, but not an emotional commitmeni 
unassociated with knowledge of ecological principles. 

He can strive to be informed and knowledgeable 
about environmental issues and answers. 

He can avoid the mistake of being a "one-issue' 
conservationist by being concerned and informed abou' 
the total environment. 

He can communicate with all members of societj 
in his efforts to seek solutions. 

He can seek alternatives because therein lie the 
true solutions. 

Finally, he can learn to use effectively all of the 
tools — research, political action, legislation, litigation 
new institutional arrangements — he can play them all 
like a string orchestra — to achieve a quality environment 

MILLSAPS EARTH DAY PANELISTS — Participating in a panel discus- 
sion in the Christian Center on pollution were Sen. Dan Martin, of Brandon, 
standing left, chairman Senate Water and Irrigation Committee; James E. 
Leker, Laurel, by-products manager, Masonite Corporation; Billy Joe Cross, 
director Mississippi Game and Fish Commission; Dr. John Withers, National 
Science Foundation; and Forrest Cox, farm editor, WLBT Television. 


Events of Note 


Two young theologians whose aca- 
demic pedigrees were cast from al- 
most identical molds have combined 
talents to publish their first book — an 
introduction to Christian ethics. 

Dr. Harmon L. Smith, associate 
professor of moral theology at Duke 
Divinity School, and Dr. Louis W. 
Hodges, professor of religion at Wash- 
ington and Lee University, knew 
each other casually as under- 
graduates at Millsaps. 

Each earned an A.B. degree here. 
Their association became closer dur- 
ing seminary years at Duke as they 
studied for their bachelor of divinity 
degrees — Smith's coming in 1955, 
Hodges' two years later. 

Both men completed doctoral de- 
grees in Christian ethics at Duke in 
the early 1960's. Smith had returned 
to study after serving four years in 
the parish ministry of The Methodist 

Now, Abingdon Press has released 
their book, "The Christian and His 

Smith says the 328-page work is 
"simply an introduction to Christian 
ethics — but one offering a new and 
different approach." 

The authors' method avoids any 
list of "rights and wrongs." Instead, 
its major tenet is that Christian eth- 
ics is a way Christians go about mak- 
ing ethical decisions about such things 
as sex, race, poverty, politics, and 

Smith and Hodges combined a se- 
ries of original essays with readings 
from contemporary theologians. Their 
design was not so much to provide 
a history of Christian ethics in our 
time, but "to show how Christian eth- 
icists seek to operate," according to 
the Duke professor. 

Emphasis in their approach to 
Christian decision-making actually is 
a mature and easy blend on insights 
of classical Protestant theology with 
the outlook of certain of our modern 
social scientists. 

In any discussion of foundations 
and principals of ethical decision- 
making, the names of Paul Tillich, 
the Niebuhrs — Richard and Rein- 
hold — John A. T. Robinson, Karl 
Barth, Paul Ramsey, Emil Brunner, 
Bernhard Anderson, P. T. Forsyth, 
Amos Wilder, and others quickly 
come to the fore. 


New officers of the MiUsaps Alumni 
Association to take over July 1 are 
William G. Kimbrell, of Greenville, 
president; Dr. Robert Blount, the 
Rev. Clay Lee and Mrs. J. Earl 
Rhea, vice-presidents, all of Jack- 
son; and Mrs. Joe Stevens, Jackson, 

Kimbrell is president of the Office 
Supply Co., in Greenville. He is the 
immediate past president of the Of- 
fice Products Association, has served 
as president of the Mississippi Retail 
Merchants Association, president of 
the Greenville Chamber of Commerce 
and is a member of the board of 
directors of the Mississippi Economic 

He is a member of the Millsaps Stu- 
dent Executive Board, the ODK, and 
the Pi Kappa Delta fraternity. 


Some 18,000 copies of MAJOR 
NOTES are distributed four times 
each year and the magazine enjoys 
a wide readership in many parts of 
the United States. 

In the last issue mention was made 
of Mr. James A. Cunningham who at 
96 is Mississippi's oldest practicing 
attorney having been 64 years in the 

Mr. G. H. McMorrough of Lexing- 
ton, Miss., (not an alumnus) saw the 
item in "Major Miscellany" and al- 
though he is not as old as Mr. Cun- 
ningham he wrote to tell us he has 
practiced law longer. He graduated 
in the 1900 law class at the Univer- 
sity of Mississippi and after short 
shifts at Columbia and Biloxi, he has 
practiced in Lexington since 1907. And 
after 70 years he's still on the job. 


Mississippi College is reportedly 
leading Millsaps by a narrow margin 
in the first Inter-Alumni Annual 
Fund Competition between the two 

Craig Castle, of Jackson, Annual 
Fund Chairman, announced more 
than 900 gilts of $5 or more have been 
received so far compared with more 
than 1,300 last year. 

"Our chief interest is in the per- 
centage of alumni giving, and not just 
a large donation from one individual," 
Castle said, noting that the competi- 
tion will run through June 30 after 
which an independent judge will audit 
the records. 

The final result will be announced 
at an appropriate ceremony during 
which the winning college will receive 
an award. 

Millsaps has a goal of $78,000 this 
year to match the 78th anniversary of 
the College. 



Harvard professor, noted author and 
former U. S. Ambassador, visited 
Millsaps and discussed the economic 
impact of the Vietnam War with 


Dr. J. B. Price, Professor of Che 
istry at Millsaps for over 30 yearsi 
until his death in 1963, was memorial-! 
ized recently through a contribution! 
to the Millsaps-Wilson Library. Th« 
gift, $3,500 to be spent for books ini 
the field of science, was collected by| 
a special committee of friends, col-1 
leagues, and former students headed! 
by Dr. Allen Bishop and including! 
Bishop Homer E. Finger, Dr. Jamesi 
S. Ferguson, Dr. R. E. Blount, Dr, 
O. D. Bonner, Mr. John T. Kimball, 
Dr. Franz Posey, Dr. Willard S.| 
Moore, Dr. Lawrence Colman, Mr. 
Fred B. Dowling and Mr. W. C. Jones.t 

In appreciation, a bronze plaque re 
cording the significant contribution! 
has been hung in the library and at 
special memorial bookplate will bei 
placed in each book purchased^ 
through the fund. The contributors I 
felt that by helping to build a strong)] 
college library they were perpetuating 
not only the memory but the sub 
stance of Dr. Price's life as an edu- 

OFF TO ICELAND — Preparing for their fourth 
USO tour abroad are these current members of the 
popular Millsaps singing group, The Troubadours. This 
summer they will be performing for the armed services 
stationed in Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland. 
Traveling Troubadours will be Jamie Anding, of Jackson, 
standing left; David Mcintosh, Meridian; Lynn Shurley, 

Meridian; Claudia Carithers, Salt Lake City; Sandy Wil- 
liamson, Crystal Springs; Bob Lacour, Meridian; William 
Young, Jackson; and Louis Cocke, Jackson. Seated, Bob 
Lundy, Greenville; Lucy Hathom, Oxford; Debbie Col- 
lins, Jackson; Kay Mitchell, Atlanta; Carol Quinn, Yazoo 
City; and Mark Bebensee, Meridian. 


SPORTS HALL OF FAME — Honored with member- Gaddy, H. L. "Hook" Stone, and E. W. "Goat" Hale, 

ship in the Millsaps Sports Hall of Fame during Alumni All four former Millsaps coaches were recogiiized at the 

Weekend were B. O. Van Hook, left, T. L. "Tranny" college's All-Sports Banquet. 

Alumni Weekend, 1970 

PAST PRESIDENTS DAY — Fifteen former presi- 
dents of the Millsaps Alumni Association returned to the 
campus May 1 to participate in Past President's Day 
and Alumni Weekend. Among those present were Dr. 
Noel C. Womack, of Jackson, seated left; Gilbert Cook, 
Canton; Zach Taylor, Jr., Jackson; Mrs. Ayrlene M. 
Jones, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Foster E. Collins (current presi- 

dent) Jackson; and Webb Buie, Jackson. Standing, Dean 
Harold S. Jacoby, left, James J. Livesay, Dr. Thomas 
G. Ross, H. V. Allen, Jr., Dr. Robert Mayo, Garner M. 
Lester and William E. Barksdale, all of Jackson. Also 
attending, but not pictured, were Mendel M. Davis, T. H. 
Naylor, Jr., Dr. Raymond Martin, and Heber Ladner, all 
of Jackson. 



Before 1900 
Garner W. Green, '98, former Jack- 
son attorney and local civic leader, 
has received the 1970 Golden Deeds 
Award from the Jackson Exchange 
Club. While at Millsaps, he was 
awarded the Founder's Medal and 
was one of the first members of the 
Jackson Kappa Alpha Alumni Asso- 


Circuit Court Judge E. H. Green, 
'12, of Cleveland, will retire in July 
after 27 years service to the State as 
a circuit judge. He served in the Mis- 
sissippi legislature during World War 
I, and for many years was county 
attorney for Bolivar County. 

Dr. J. E. (Jim) Baxter, '26, has 
been selected for membership in the 
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. For 
12 years a State legislator, he retired 
last year from the University of Mis- 
sissippi where he was Director of 
Placement and Professor of Educa- 


Dr. Merrill O. Hines, '31, medical 
director of the Ochsner Clinic, New 
Orleans, has been elected president 
of the Alton Ochsner Medical Founda- 
tion. He has previously served as 
president of the American Proctologic 
Society, the American Board of Colon 
and Rectal Surgery, and as a mem- 
ber of the board of governors of the 
American College of Surgeons. 

J. Howard Lewis, '31, Greenwood 
business and civic leader, was named 
Leflore County's Outstanding Citizen 
of 1969 by the Greenwood Lions 
Club. He is president of Henderson 
and Baird Hardware Company. 

George W. Hymers, Jr., '32-'35, re- 

cently became a grandfather for the 
first and second time — all in the same 
day. A grandson was born in Jack- 
son, Miss., and a grandaughter in 
Pittsburgh, Pa. Hymers is personnel 
and security head at Jackson-Madi- 
son County General Hospital, Jack- 
son, Tennessee. 

Norman Bradley, '34, is senior as- 
sociate editor and editorial page 
columnist for the Chattanooga Times. 
He was editor of the Purple and White 
at Millsaps. 

Charles R. Arrington, '36, has been 
elected to the advisory board of the 
Deposit Guaranty National Bank of 
Jackson. A native of Hattiesburg and 
first vice-president of the bank, he 
has served in various capacities in 
the Mississippi Bankers Association 
and the Southeastern Chapter of Rob- 
ert Morris Associates. 

Dr. James S. Ferguson, '37, Chan- 
cellor of the University of North 
Carolina in Greensboro, was one of 
the speakers at the symposium on 
"The Emerging South" sponsored by 
the L. Q. C. Lamar Society last month 
at Memphis. James Walton Lipscomb, 
'56. CPA, of Millsaps College, is trea- 
surer of the organization. 

William H. Bizzell, '39, reigned as 
king at the annual charity ball of the 
Cleveland Junior Auxiliary. He is 
president of the Board of Trustees of 
East Bolivar County Hospital, and 
since 1963 has served as Chancery 
Judge of the Seventh Chancery Court, 
District of Mississippi. 

Robert A. Ivy, '39, a native of West 
Point, and a 31-year resident of Co- 
lumbus, is new administrator of the 
Lowndes General Hospital. He is also 
governor of the Southeastern Region 
of the American College of Hospital 

Colonel Paul R. Sheffield, '39, Dep- 
uty Division Engineer for the Lower 
Mississippi Valley Division of the 
Corps of Engineers, was among a 
select group inducted May 1 into the 
Hall of Fame of the Engineer Officer 
Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Bel- 
voir, Virginia. This is the second ma- 
jor honor received by Colonel Shef- 
field recently. Earlier, he was named 
"Boss of the Year" by the Vicksburg 
Chapter of the National Secretaries 


Alex McKeigney, '40, of Jackson, 
was named Chairman of the State 
Citizens' Committee for National Li- 
brary Week celebrated last month. He 
is a former executive secretary to two 
Mississippi governors. 

Lewis H. Wilson, '41, a Brandon 
born Marine who won the Medal of 
Honor in World War II has been pro- 
moted to Major General and h a e 
taken command of the Third Marine 
Division on Okinawa. He was a recent 
guest of the Mississippi legislature. 

Mrs. Randolph Peets, Jr., '42-'44, ol 
Jackson, served as executive chair 
man of this year's Mississippi Arts 
Festival. She is the wife of a Missis 
sippi School Supply vice-presideni 
whom she met at Millsaps. 

Raymond A. Gallagher, '43-'44, na 
tional commander in chief of t h ( 
VFW visited Millsaps on a recen 
trip to Mississippi. A luncheon wai 
held in his honor and a citation pre 

Joe Wroten, '45, a Greenville attor 
ney and former Mississippi legislato: 
has announced his candidacy for th( 
post of Washington County C o u r 
Judge. He is a past president of th( 
Millsaps Alumni Association. 

Carl E. Guernsey, '48, judge o 
Hinds County Court and Youth Court 
has announced his candidacy for re 
election in the June 2 primary. Hi 
has served as Youth Court Judgi 
more than 10 years and handled mor 
than 10,000 cases. 

Dr. George Maddox, '49, a facult 
member at Duke University, has beei 
named chairman of the Internationa 
Conference on Geriatrics. Convention 
are held every four years and th 
next is scheduled for Kiev in 1972. 

J. D. Prince, '49, superintendent c 
the McComb Public Schools was ke> 
note speaker at the 15th Annua 
Secretarial Institute last March i 
Jackson. His address was "Self In 
provement With Enthusiasm." 

Dr. Ernest P. Reeves, '49, has bee 
elected a director of the Firs 


Guaranty Savings and Loan Associa- 
' tion in Collins, Miss. He is a practic- 
! ing physician. 

Charles Dillingham, *50, of Jack- 
son, received an honorable mention 
award in the music and dance 
division of the Creative Writing for 
.Television Awards Competition spon- 
1 sored by the Mississippi Authority for 
! Educational Television. He is produc- 
tion manager for Gordon Marks and 
Company, Inc., a Jackson advertising 

, Dr. John D. Wofford, '50, of Green- 
Swood, has been elected president of 
jthe Leflore County Heart Association. 
' Oliver Emmerich, LL.B. '54, Mc- 
Comb newspaper editor, was convoca- 
tion speaker March 10 at Mississippi 
jState University. 

! Major Howard D. Gage, '54-'55, of 
Laurel, has been decorated with the 
■Distinguished Flying Cross for extra- 
^ordinary achievement in Southeast 
'Asia. He is now stationed at Barks- 
dale, AFB, La., where he serves with 
la unit of the Air Weather Service pro- 
viding information for military flight 

li Yeager Hudson, '54, has been pro- 
Imoled associate professor at Colby 
College effective in September. He is 
a member of the philosophy depart- 
ment, and prior to joining the college 
in 1959 was pastor of a Methodist 
Church in Vicksburg. 

Major John B. Little, Jr., '54, of 
Jackson, has received the Mississippi 
IMagnolia Medal for outstanding serv- 
lice and efficiency in the Mississippi 
Air National Guard. He is detachment 
commander of the 172nd Military Air- 
■Jift Group. 

Leslie J. Page, '54, of Nashville, 
Tennessee, has joined the staff of the 
Methodist Publishing House and is 
supervisor of audio-visual publishing. 
' Dr. Dorothy Ford Bainton, '55, was 
iinvited to present her menatology 
' -(blood) research papers at the World 
Hematologist Convention in West Ber- 
lin. This is considered one of the high 
est honors in the field of world re- 
search on blood. 

William S. Boswell, Jr., '56-'59, a 

certified public accountant, has been 
presented the Cleveland (Miss.) Jay- 
icees Distinguished Service Award for 

Robert Maddox, '56, senior vice- 
president of State Bank and Trust 

' Company in Brookhaven, served as 
Lincoln County Chairman of the 

I American Cancer Crusade Month in 

1 April. 

T. J. (Ted) Alexander, '58, was 
named Outstanding Young Educator 
of 1970 by the Mississippi Jaycees. He 
was chosen for the annual award, 
which carries a $500 scholarship, from 
36 nominees from across the State. He 
is presently principal of Pascagoula 
High School. 

Jeff D. Harris, '58, has been named 
personnel manager for the New York 
headquarters office of Dunn & Brad- 
street, Inc. Previously, he was assist- 
ant to the senior vice president and 
secretary, and prior to that held a 
number of supervisory personnel posi- 
tions with the company including 
serving as at :rstant to the vice presi- 
dent-personn. 1. 

Michael Kelly, '55-'59, has joined 
the Mississippi Educational Tele- 
vision staff in Jackson as senior pro- 
ducer. His previous television experi- 
ence includes work as art director for 
WLBT-TV, Jackson, and sales service 
director for KTBS-TV, Shreveport, 

Thomas H. Naylor, '58, of Durham, 
North Carolina, has been elected exe- 
cutive secretary of the L. Q. C. La- 
mar Society, a non-profit educational 
organization committed to the pre- 
mise that southerners can find practi- 
cal solutions to the South's major 

Cy Vance, '58, is now superinten- 
dent of Brandon Academy af^er be- 
ing employed in the Jackson public 
schools for the last 12 years. His last 
position was assistant principal at 
Callaway High School in Jackson. 

Dr. John E. Wimberly, '58, is now 
a Doctor practicing surgery at the 
Medical Center Clinic in Pensacola, 

Dr. Dudley D. Culley, Jr., '59, and 
his wife Penny are employed at Loui- 
siana State University in Baton 
Rouge. Dr. Culley is teaching courses 
in Aquatic Biology in the graduate 
school, conducting research in water 
pollution biology and developing 
techniques for rearing amphibians to 
be used in medical and biological re- 
search. His wife, the former Penny 
Lee Tumbleson, '63, is working with 
the Coastal Studies Institute as a pro- 
grammar and data reductions analyst. 

Dr. William R. Hendee, '59, radia- 
tion physicist at the University of 
Colorado Medical Center, has been 
promoted to associate professor of 
radiology in the CU School of Medi- 
cine. Dr. Hendee has been a mem- 
ber of the medical faculty since 1965, 
when he was appointed an assistant 
professor of radiology. 

W. S. (Bill) MuUins, III, '59, has 

been appointed Jones County Heart 
Association Chairman for the 1970 
fund drive. He is a partner in the 
law firm of Gibbes and Graves of 

Captain Russell D. Thompson, '59, 

of Jackson, is a member of a unit 
that has earned the U. S. Air Force 
Outstanding Unit Award. Captain 
Thompson, a legal officer in the 437th 
Military Airlift Wing, Charleston 
AFB, South Carolina, will wear a dis- 
tinctive service ribbon to mark his 
affiliation with the unit. The wing was 
cited for meritorious service in sup- 
port of military operations from 
July, 1968, to July, 1969. 

Wayland R. Clifton, Jr., '59-'60, has 
been appointed criminal justice spe- 
cialist on the Governor's Division of 
Law Enforcement Assistance. He will 
assist in planning Mississippi's 1970 
Comprehensive Plan for Law En- 


Pat L. Gilliland, '60, personnel di- 
rector at the University of Mississippi 
Medical Center, has been chosen 
Chairman of the 1970 Hinds County 
Mental Health membership drive. He 
is president of the Mississippi Per- 
sonnel Association. 

James Edward McAtee. '60, of 
Jackson, graduated from Golden Gate 
Baptist Theological Seminary, Straw- 
berry Point, Mill Valley, California, 
May 1, with the Master of Divinity 
degree. He is presently serving as 
pastor of the Hampton Baptist Church 
in Ha>ward, California. 

Dr. William J. Bufkin, '62, of At- 
lanta, Georgia, has been selected by 
the American College of Radiology to 
receive a fellowship in radiologic 
pathology for study at the Armed 
Forces Institute of Pathology in Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Dr. Albert E. Elmore, '62, is the 
author of an article, "Color and Cos- 
mos in The Great Gatsby," appearing 
in the summer, 1970 issue of The 
Sevvanee Review. He has also been 
awarded a summer research grant by 
Hampden-Sydney College, where he 
teaches English, to work on a study 
of the poet Robert Herrick. 

Mary Mills, '62, is a seven year 
veteran on the Ladies Professional 
Golf Tour. Before turning pro she won 
10 State amateur titles. Her biggest 
pro wins were the US Open in 1963 
and the LPGA title in 1964. 

Bonnie Jean Coleman, '63, of Mag- 
nolia, is working in the music depart- 
ment of Holt, Rhinehart and Winston 
in Atlanta, Georgia. She is responsible 


for eleven states and presents music 
proerams at workshops and instructs 
teachers how to use them more ef- 

W. B. Greene, '63-'65, has been ap- 
pointed Surburban Manager for South 
Central Bell Telephone Company with 
his headquarters in Hattiesburg. He 
played varsity football at Millsaps. 

A. Howard Harrigill, '63, has be- 
come an associate in the general 
practice of law with Carter. Mitchell 
and Robinson of Jackson. He was 
formerly associated with the FBI. 

James R. Allen, '64, a Carthage at- 
torney, was named Leake County 
Chairman of the 1970 Easter Seals 
campaign, a post he has held for the 
last two years. 

Thomas I... Cooley, '64, was named 
recently Outstanding Young Educator 
of Columbus and Lowndes County. 
He was presented the honor at the 
annual distinguished service awards 
banquet of the Columbus Junior Cham- 
ber of Commerce. He is guidance 
counselor at Robert Caldwell Junior 
High in Columbus. 

Second Lieutenant Charles E. Gib- 
son, III, '64, of Coden, Alabama, has 
been awarded silver pilot wings upon 
graduation at Laredo AFB, Texas. 
Lieutenant Gibson, an Air National 
Guardsman, is returning to his Mis- 
sissippi ANG unit at Thompson Field. 
His wife, Catherine, is the daughter of 
Mayor and Mrs. Russell C. Davis of 

Edward L. Chaney, '65, received his 
Ph.D. in Physics in December, 1969, 
at the University of Tennessee. The 
title of his dissertation was "Electron 
Attachment to Polyatomic M o 1 e- 
cules," and he has accepted a post- 
doctoral research position at the Uni- 
versity of Western Ontario. London, 
Ontario. He is married to the former 
Lillian Ann Thomell, '65. 

Wayne Dowdy, '65, was named City 
Judge of McComb. He is a partner 
in the law firm of Guy and Dowdy. 

Robert E. Lewis, '65, has joined the 
administrative staff responsible for 
the management of the nine-hospital 
University of Texas Medical Branch 
Complex. He was formerly assistant 
administrator at LeBonheur Chil- 
dren's Hospital, Memphis. 

Gaines IVIassey, '65, has been pro- 
moted to manager of the Jackson 
Agency with United Fidelity Life In- 
surance Company. 

Captain Paul M. Miller, II, '65, of 
Bay St. Louis, has been awarded the 
U. S. Air Force silver pilot wings up- 
on graduation at Reese AFB, Texas. 

Captain Miller is being assigned to 
Charleston AFB, South Carolina, for 
flying duty on the C141 Starlifter 
cargo-troop carrier. He will serve 
with a unit of the Air Training Com- 
mand which provides flying, technical 
and basic military training for USAF 

Jimmie M. Purser, '65, received the 
Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the 
University of North Carolina at 
Chapel Hill in August of 1969. He is 
presently assistant professor of chem- 
istry and coach of the varsity tennis 
team at North Carolina Wesleyan Col- 
lege. He is married to the former 
Paulette Warren, '67. 

Gerald D. Lard, '66, received a 
Master's degree from the University 
of Tennessee last year, and is now a 
lieutenant in military intelligence, 
U. S. Army, stationed in Germany. 

U. S. Air Force First Lieutenant 
Charles R. Rains, '66, of Jackson, is 
on duty at Tyndall AFB, Florida. 
Lieutenant Rains, a weapons director, 
is with the 678th Radar Squadron, a 
unit of the Aerospace Defense Com- 
mand, which protects the U, S. 
against hostile aircraft and missiles. 
He previously served at Udorn Royal 
Thai AFB, Thailand. 

Mrs. James Lamar Roberts (Bren- 
da Newson, '66) of Oxford, has joined 
the staff of the Mississippi Special 
Education Services Center. She will 
serve a five county area as a social 

Michael P. Staiano, '66, has been 
promoted to captain in the USAF. He 
is stationed at Fuchu Air Station, 
Tokyo, where he is Air Base Squad- 
ron Personnel Services Officer. 

Lt. James L. Carroll, '67, of Her- 
nando, was selected the number one 
graduate of his Officer Candidate 
School class at Ft. Benning, Georgia. 
He was also named leadership grad- 

Kathryn Marie McKinnon, '67-'69, 
of Jackson, has been awarded the 
silver wings of an American Airlines 
stewardess and has now been as- 
signed to flight duty out of New York 
City. She received her wings as a 
graduate in the first class this year at 
the American Airlines Stewardess 
College, Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to 
joining American Airlines, she was 
employed in the accounting depart- 
ment of School Pictures, Inc., in Jack- 

James Keith Smith, '67, of Jack- 
son, displayed his outstanding mineral 
collection in the competitive division at 
the 11th annual Rock and Gem show in 

Jackson. A geologist, he is employed 
by the Cities Service Oil Company. 

Steve Farrington, '69, is employed 
as a sales representative with Bryce 
Griffin and Associates of Atlanta, 
Georgia, with the responsibility of 
covering Alabama, Mississippi and 
West Tennessee. 

Dr. Roy A. Berry, Assistant Profes- 
sor of Chemistry at Millsaps, has 
been named chairman of the steering 
committee of the Southeast Section of 
the American Chemical Society. 

William D. Rowell, Chairman of the 
Millsaps Art Department, was select- 
ed as Mississippi Chairman for the 
5th Annual Gulf Coast Juried A r t 

Susan Barry, '64, to Frank M. Duke 
Now living in Jackson. 

Suzanne Lamb, '64, to Robert J 
Stevens. Now living in San Francisco 

Barbara Ann Lefeve, '64, to Williarr 
F. McCleefe. Now living in Jackson 

Mary Frances Payne, '68, to Josepl 
E. Garrison. Now living in Memphis 

Kay Stauffer, '69, to Nicky Easter 
ling. Now living in Starkville. 

Janice Pearl Williams, '66, t( 
James Laws. Now living in Jackson 

In Memoriam 

Fred W'. Carr, Jr., '55- '56, of Santi 
Ana, Cahfornia, died March, 1970. 

Mrs. Juan Jose Menendez (Loh 
Davis, '38) died April 2 in Manili 
Medical Center, Manila, Philippines 
after a lengthy illness. 

Mrs. Mary Holloman Scott (Mar; 
Holloman, '02) of Bossier City, Loui 
siana, and formerly of Itta Bena, diec 
April 18, 1970. 

Howard Selman, '30, of Orange 
California, died in 1970. 

Mrs. Joseph E. Smith, Jr. (Barban 
Lynn Michel, '62) of Jackson, die( 
January 30, 1969. 

Harry S. Wheeler, '13-'14, of t h i 
Love community, died October 2, 1969 


f UTO^t ^L'^'^^*' 

Faye Tatum Ballard, born Decem- 
,ber 6, 1969, to Mr. and Mrs. Marshall 
Ballard of New Orleans, Louisiana. 
, She was welcomed by a sister, Elise 
|Terhune. Mrs. Ballard is the former 
Bernice Faye Tatum, '64. 

Patrick Kevin Barron, Jr., born De- 
cember 21, 1969, to Mr. and Mrs. P. K. 
Barron, of Knoxville, Tennessee. Mrs. 
Barron is the former Winifred Cal- 
houn Cheney, '66. 

Mary Caroline Boutwell, born Feb- 
ruary 6, 1970, to Mr. and Mrs. James 
Gary Boutwell, '61, of Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania. Mrs. Boutwell is the 
iformer Susan Hymers, '63. 
! Josephine Ann Clark, born April 9, 
1970, to Mr. and Mrs. John S. Clark, 
'65, of Houston, Texas. She was wel- 
comed by Dona Griffin, 3, and Joy 
Eloise, 14 months. Mrs. Clark is the 
(former Laura McEachern, '65. 

Stephen Andrew Cooper, born Jan- 
uary 29, 1970, to Mr. and Mrs. John 
E. (Jack) Cooper, Jr., '54, of Calgary, 
Alberta, Canada. He was welcomed 
by Bradley David, age 6, and Janet 
Lynne, age 2. 

Melanie Lynn Dawson, born Octo- 
ber 15, 1969, to Commander and Mrs. 
Allan Dawson, '59, of Montrey, Cali- 
ifornia. She was welcomed by Allan, 
'age 7, and John, age 5. 

Jeannie Lynn Fields, born Novem- 
iber 6, 1969, to Mr. and Mrs. James 
|0. Fields, of West Point, Mississippi. 
JMrs. Fields is the former Minnie 
Dora Mitchell, '56. Jennie was wel- 
^comed by Jimmy, age 10. 

Charles Coleman Frye, III, born 
'February 6, 1970, to Mr. and Mrs. 
'Charles Coleman Frye, Jr., of Jack- 
'son. Mrs. Frye is the former Kathy 
Hymers, '66. 

Stephanie Elaine Fulton, born De- 
cember 30, 1969, to the Reverend and 
Mrs. Travis R. Fulton, '64, of Atlanta, 

Ward Thomas McCraney, III, born 
October 22, 1969, to Dr. and Mrs. 
Ward T. McCraney, Jr., of Marietta, 
Georgia. Mrs. McCraney is the 
former Jane Owen, '65. 

Cynthia Jean MeCraw, born Jan- 





June 6 Registration for Summer School Session. 

June 19-21 Southern Conference on World Affairs. Christian Center 

July 1-4 Musical: "Damn Yankees." Millsaps Players. Christian 
Center Auditorium. 

July 13 Second Term Classes Begin for Summer School. 

Aug. 5-8 Play: "Joan of Lorraine." Millsaps Players. Christian 
Center Auditorium. 



Sept. 19 Sewanee 

Sept. 2S Harding 

Oct. 3 Gardner-Webb 

Oct. 10 Georgetown 

Oct. 17 Emory and Henry 

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Oct. 31 Maryville 

Nov. 7 Southerh Ark. State 

Nov. 14 Randolph-Macon 

Nov. 21 Missouri Southern 



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uary 10, 1970, to Mr. and Mrs. Harry 
Wells McCraw, of Hattiesburg. Mrs. 
McCraw is the former Shirley Jean 
Prouty, '62. 

Anthony Theodore Tampary, Jr., 
born January 28, 1970, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Anthony T. Tampary, of Pensa- 
cola, Florida. Mrs. Tampary is the 
former Dorothy Greer, '67. 

Jon Richmond Whitwell, born Jan- 
uary 27, 1970, to Mr. and Mrs. Joe 
W. Whitwell, '61, of Doraville, Geor- 
gia. He was welcomed by Joe, III, 

age 4, and Christel, age 2. 

James Edward Williams, born Feb- 
ruary 8, 1970, to the Reverend and 
Mrs. Jon E. Williams, '59, of Takoma 
Park, Maryland. Mrs. Williams is the 
former Harley Harris, '62. 

David Lawrence Wimberly, born 
January 19, 1970, to Dr. and Mrs. John 
E. Wimberly, '58, of Pensacola, Flor- 
ida. Mrs. Wimberly is the former 
Clara Smith, '58. They have two other 
children, John, age 6, and Laura, age 


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SUMMER BEAUTY — Brenda Brown, 20-year-old Jackson soph- 
omore, has been selected top campus beauty by the Student Body and 
is featured in the 1970 Bobashela.