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MARY BALDWIN BULLETIN 

Mary Baldwin News Letter ISsue 



Vol. VI. Staunton, Virginia, March, 1935 No. 3 

The Purpose of the Mary Baldxvin Neivs Letter is to inform all Mary Baldivin girls of 
ivhat the Colhuw. the Alu)in\,e Association, and its nicnihcrs are doing 




Looking West From Hill Top 



Published by Mary Baldwin College. Issued monthly, except May, June, August, and September. 
Entered at Staunton, Va., as second class matter under Act of Congress, August 24, 19l,i. 



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With deep affection we dedicate this issue of the Alumnak 
News Letter to our friend and comrade, Mr. WilUani W ayi 
' King. For his wise and able management of the finances ol 
our Ahiia Mater during his forty years of devoted service we 
shall hold him ever in grateful remembrance, and we shall treas- 
ure his friendship as one of the rich privileges of our student 
vears. We are happy to feel that still as Custodian of Endowment 
he can give counsel to our College, and that from time to time in 
Staunton we may find fresh inspiration through a visit to "our 
King." Vivat din Rex valeatque! 



MARY I'.AUnVIN COLLEGE 




THE PORTRAIT UNVEILED 

In the presence of about 200 guests, including alumna;, trustees, faculty members, stu- 
dents and special guests, the portrait of "our beloved William Wayt King," presented to the 
college by the alumnae, was unveiled on Saturday afternoon, December 15th, at four o'clock. 

The formal program, which was opened with a group of Christmas carols by the college 
Glee Club, was held in the red parlor, in which the portrait hangs over the mantelpiece. 

In presenting the portrait, the testimony of the aflfection of hundreds of Mary Baldwin 
girls for the man who served as business manager for forty-five years and in that time 
endeared himself to all of the Mary Baldwin girls who knew him, Maggie Bell Roller 
Robinson, president of the Alumnae Association, said : 

"Alumnae and friends — This noble institution has been the scene of many gatherings, but 
none more dear to the hearts of the alumnae than this day upon which we are assembled to 
do homage to one who has done su much for us. 

"I could look down through the years to conjure up so many instances of his kindness, 
his understanding, that before 1 had finished, we would all be weeping. But we are thankful 
that this is not a time for tears, but for rejoicing, in that we are still permitted to behold him 
in those same familiar lines that age could never wither, nor custom stale — on a canvass 
whereon those lines are so faithfully and so wonderfully portrayed. We are grateful for 
these two — and yet, there is another picture, whose lines no artist could ever quite brush in, 
or yet ever brush out — the picture we have in our hearts of William Wayt King ! Long live 
'the King.' God bless him, now and forever — 'world without end.' To him, while he is living, 
then, be tributes of the tongue and pen. Be honor, praise, and heart thanks given. The loves 
of earth, the hopes of heaven. 



♦ 



alumn;f. news letter 



"Dr. Jarman, representing the alumnae, 1 have the honor and pleasure of presenting to 
Mary Baldwin College this portrait of our beloved friend, Mr. King." 

Responding, on behalf of the college. Dr. Jarman said : 

"Mrs. Robinson, in accepting this portarit on behalf of Mary Baldwin, I wish to thank 
the alumna: for their thoughtfulness in suggesting this very beautiful way in which the col- 
lege could honor Mr. King for his forty-five years of faithful service. Through your 
thoughtfulness and consideration, through the generosity of the Board of Trustees, and 
through the splendid artistry of Mr. Egeli, wc are able to have this visible, tangible expres- 
sion of Mr. King's bodily and spiritual presence within the college where his personality 
already so nobly dwells." 

Mary Bell Archer, '35, president of the student body, responded for the students as 
follows : 

"It gives me a great deal of pleasure to accept on behalf of the student body this picture 
of our friend, Mr. King. You, the alumnje, had the good fortune to know him during your 
student days. We, the present generation of Mary Baldwin girls, are privileged to feel his 
influence throughout the college. Yet Mary Baldwin is built 'not just for time, but for 
eternity.' We rejoice in your having made it possible that even in the future Mr. King may 
be very real to those succeeding generations of Mary Baldwin students and that they may 
claim him theirs even as we have called him ours." 

The portrait was then unveiled by Emily Pancake Smith, and Rosannah Milam, '35, 
one of Mr. King's own Red-Heads, presented him with a large bunch of red roses from the 
alumnae. 

Miss Pfuhl graciously invited the guests to have tea and to meet Mr. Egeli, the artist, 
who came for the occasion. 

At the conclusion of the program, tea was served in the parlor and on the back 
gallery. Mrs. Jarman, Nancy McFarland, Margaret McChesney, and Bessie Landes poured, 
assisted by Mary Virginia McComb Hodges, Tomlin Braxton Callison,, Laura Brown, and 
Mrs. Charles Roller, IH. 

Many alumnae were here to give Mr. King their greetings in person. To those of you 
who could not be here, the messages of good will which came to him on that day gave him 
untold pleasure. We rejoice in the fact that this was a happy day for him and that we, the 
alumnae, could play some part in making it such. 



MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE 







Inside and Out 



ALUMNA NEWS LETTER 5 

The President's Page 

An alumna of Miss Baldwin's day, of Augusta Female Seminary, has recently asked my 
co-operation in working out the details of a bequest to Mary Baldwin to be incorporated in 
her will. Sufficient information was furnished to guide her in setting up a legacy of con- 
siderable size as a scholarship fund, which in time will enable some girl to come to Mary 
Baldwin each year. I am sure that she would approve our passing this information on to the 
other alumnae of our beloved institution. 

This generous action on the part of one of our own alumnae suggests an answer to a 
question that is puzzling greatly the presidents and boards of trustees of many colleges and 
universities ; that is, to whom shall such institutions look as a source of supply for future 
funds for endowments and the necessary gifts for buildings and other needed equipment, 
now that the number of millionaires seems severely and perhaps permanently reduced. To 
be more specific, to whom shall Mary Baldwin look for increased endowments, scholarship 
funds, a g^^mnasium, an auditorium, and many other needs that cannot be provided from 
current income? There is only one answer — to her faithful and loyal alumnse. 

Were a large number of our alumnae to follow according to their several abilities the 
example of this far-seeing friend, and make provision in their wills for a legacy to Mary 
Baldwin, there would be provided a steady and gradually increasing stream of funds to 
provide for the necessary growth and development of your institution. Statistics show that a 
large part of the wealth of our country is in the hands of women. Obviously most women 
cannot make large gifts to their alma mater while living, and it is inevitable that each is 
responsible for passing on her possessions to others in such a way as to do most good, and to 
project her personality and her service into the future, into other lives. 

Herein seems to dwell not only an opportunity to do a noble, altruistic deed for another 
generation, but further to settle an old account. Has it occurred to you that no person pays 
in full for the total cost of his education ? Schools and colleges are altruistic organizations, 
giving freely of the use of buildings, equipment, and income from endowment for the educa- 
tion of those entrusted to their care, thinking not of themselves but of the students. Here 
then to many is opportunity to fulfill an obligation, to pay in full, if such be possible, a debt 
partly spiritual, partly material. 

Great individual wealth is not necessary to provide a great sum total of gifts for a col- 
lege like Mary Baldwin which has a long list of alumnae. Some may of necessity think in 
terms of very small bequests, others of gifts in varying amounts, all in terms of great love 
accompanying such remembrances. And the need is urgent. Your institution, with a wealth 
of background and tradition furnished by you, and with vision and hope of a new day, is 
coming rapidly to the forefront of education today, in a way that is remarkable and almost 
unique. This very success multiplies her needs many times over. Success, and even pros- 
perity, come to a college at great cost and with added demands, as well as increased oppor- 
tunity for service. 

There are none to whom Mary Baldwin may turn in this her day of prosperity and need 
and in her plans for the future save to her alumnae, to whom she has given so much. And 
none can so well know whether she has values and ideals that are worth preserving and 
perpetuating for the youth of this and another day. 

The possibilities are untold. The college can furnish a list of projects calling for varying 
amounts, from a few dollars to many thousands. There are scholarships, memorials, oppor- 
tunities to enshrine the name of a loved one, and above all an opportunity to invest in the 
most priceless of all values, Christian young womanhood. 

Writing on this general topic of gifts through wills. Dr. William Mather Lewis, President 
of Lafayette College and also President of the Association of American Colleges, made an 
appeal to the alumni of Lafayette. He promised your President a message for the Mary 
Baldwin alumnae. Following his suggestion we take the following from his article : 



6 MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE 

"Some one will say that this matter of bequests is a gloomy way of providing money for 
an institution. Not at all. There isn't one of us who docs not have a happier outlook on life 
when through insurance, a trust or some other method, he has provided for the future wel- 
fare of his family. The same thing is true in the college relationship. Most loyal alumnae 
have it on their minds to do something at some time for their college. It depresses them to 
think that they cannot do much at the moment. It will be a source of satisfactoin to write a 
generous bequest into one's will and then cease to be concerned. Then with much pleasure 
one can tell her classmates at reunions of her action and urge them to go and do likwise. 
Before long the idea will take hold and the major financial problems of the college will be 
well on the way to solution. We submit this suggestion in the firm belief that it will strike 
a responsive chord. It is at least worth serious consideration." 

L. Wilson Jarman. 

FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS ARE CREATED 

In accordance with Mary Baldwin's traditional record in scholarship, some interesting 
new plans have been made to advance the college along educational lines. These plans 
emphasize the following objectives: (1) assistance to promising graduates who desire to do 
graduate study, (2) methods to further the enrollment of a higher type of student in general 
each year, (3) incentives for more thorough and more constructive work from students 
already enrolled at Mary Baldwin. 

In furtherance of the first objective, the Board of Trustees has authorized the college to 
grant financial aid for graduate study to graduates of this year or recent years, in cases 
where such graduates have done exceptional work in college. Also, a group of philanthropists 
interested in the college have decided to award a fellowship which will pay all of the 
expenses up to $1,000 for a science major who has shown decided ability in science and who 
wishes to enter some recognized graduate school for work toward a higher degree. The 
science fellowship will be awarded by the college in consultation with the science faculty. It 
will be awarded two years, according to present plans. 

The second objective- — raising the general scholastic standard of the student body — will 
be approached through scholarships, amounting to $1,500 in all and individually ranging from 
$100 to $500. These scholarships are to be offered on a competitive basis in 200 selected high 
schools of the United States. In awarding them, the personality and general background, as 
well as the scholastic ability of the applicants, will be considered. In addition to the usual 
requirements for such scholarships, candidates will be required to take a general intelligence 
test sent from the college to be administered by the principals or deans of the respective high 
schools and will be asked to submit a short essay answering the following questions : 

1. Why do you wish to go to college? 

2. What do you expect of college? 

3. What do you intend to do after leaving college? 

The third objective — incentives for better work by students already at Mary Baldwin — 
will continue to be furnished by the scholarships awarded to the students making the highest 
scholastic averages in each of the four college classes. 



ALUMNA NEWS LETTER 7 

ALUMNAE WEEK-END 

April 5-7 has been announced as the date for the first Alumnae Week-end at Mary 
Baldwin, and to each and every alumna a very cordial invitation is extended to come back 
and to take advantage of this splendid opportunity. Many colleges throughout the country 
have inaugurated alumnae week-ends as a means of expressing interest in the intellectual 
growth of their alumnae, to enable their alumnae to come in closer touch with the work that is 
being done at their alma mater and to encourage alumnae to continue their own education 
after leaving school by providing a basis for further study. It further provides an oppor- 
tunity for alumnae to return to their alma mater, to renew friendships and acquaintances, 
and to relive by-gone days among familiar scenes. The program is as follows : 



SUBJECT 

"America in a Changing World" 

FRIDAY, APRIL 5 

12 :00 M. The Contemporary American Novel 

Dean Elizabeth Pfohl 
3 :00 P. M. Social Psychology in America Today 

Dr. Kenneth L. Smoke 
4 :00 P. M. Latin America 

Dr. Karl Shedd 
5 :00 P. M. Art Exhibit and Tea : 

Twenty-three Original Water Colors by American Artists. 
Forty Landscapes in Oil by the Landscape Club of Washington, D. C. 
Hostess, Miss Ruth Spoor 
8 :30 P. M. Concert 

Paris Instrumental Quintet 

SATURDAY, APRIL 6 

9:30 A.M. Chapel 
11 :00 A. M. Readings from Contemporary American Drama 

Miss Mary E. Latimer 
12 :(X) M. Contemporary American Poetry 

Dr. E. p. Vandiver, Jr. 
1 :30 P. M. Luncheon at the College 
3 :30 P. M. Modern Music — A Lecture Recital 

Mary Fishburne, Pianist 

Christine Gunlaugson, Soprano 

Elizabeth Ellis, Violinist 
8 :00 P. M. Contemporary Social and Political Trends in America ' 

President L. Wilson Jarman 

Dr. Thomas H. Grafton 
9:30 P.M. Reception — President's Home 

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 

10 :00 A. M. An American Traveler in Palestine Today 

♦ Miss Mary E. Lakenan 

11 :00 A. M. Morning Service — First Presbyterian Church 

Sermon, "The Function of Religion in a Changing World" 
Dr. Hunter B. Blakely. 



MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE 




The President's Home 



ALUMNA NEWS LETTER 9 

"HAEC OLIM MEMINISSE JUVABIT" 

Sue Stribling Snodgrass, '91 
(Presented on October 4th, as a tribute to the memory of Rosclle Mercier Montgomery, '91) 

In that falsely so called Primer which was the first year Latin text book used by our 
Miss Strickler, we memorized "haec olim meminisse juvabit," and for many, many years 
Roselle and I quoted that to each other when we were having some especially happy time 
together. I would like to try to picture to you some of these happy times and in so doing 
give some faint idea of that unique personality that we want to keep alive, for no eulogy of 
mine could increase the love and admiration that her friends have for Roselle Mercier 
Montgomery, and no words from anyone's mouth or pen could give any adequate picture 
of her to those unfortunates who never met her. 

The first memory picture is of a sweet-faced, short-haired girl of thirteen who roomed 
with her sister, Camille, in the room adjoining "Long Room," where I, just a year older and 
with hair a trifle longer (our years!), roomed with my older sister. After that first year, 
Roselle, Eva, and Sue roomed the three years together. 

But the first Motion Picture I would revive for you is in that little old recitation room 
on the hill, where on rows of wooden benches the nervous, frightened pupils squirmed and 
trembled under the eyes of that stern disciplinarian but incomparable teacher, Virginia 
Margaret Strickler. Looking over her eye-glasses Miss Strickler must have often seen 
Roselle as she trampled frantically on my foot, a signal that I was reading farther than she 
had translated (Roselle never translated the whole lesson!). Then when her turn came and 
her natural facility in words rescued her from complete failure and she gave the Latin of 
Virgil, Cicero, Plautus, or Horace in marvelous English, with what cool amusement Miss 
Strickler would say, "Stick to the text, Roselle, not so much imagination, please." Wouldn't 
Miss Strickler have been proud to hear the encomiums of college professors and classicists 
of her pupil's renditions of Horace? I am sure that all those years she was giving Roselle 
such close personal instruction in "Composition," she recognized her unusual talent and 
foresaw her literary success. I have often heard Roselle say that she never wrote a line 
without the almost conscious feeling of Miss Strickler's presence and influence. Several years 
ago, when here together, Roselle and I made a pilgrimage, just two of us, to Thornrose and, 
after a long search, we stood beside that rough granite stone which says, "Virginia Margaret 
Strickler, Teacher of Latin at Mary Baldwin for Fifty Years." 

Another picture is of the charming young hostess in her home on beautiful Greene St., 
Augusta, Georgia — on Sunday afternoons and evenings. 

Nowhere else that I have ever heard of — and this, remember, was the Naughty Nineties, 
or the Mauve Decade — did the young men call on Sundays, not in single file, but in bat- 
talions ! From four o'clock till midnight there was a steady stream of beaux, and Roselle 
would entertain from four to a dozen men at once, always the life of any crowd. Wasn't 
that a training in poise, versatility, wit, and social charm for a young girl barely eighteen? 

She was already beginning her literary work in New York, having gone up to that city 
under Miss Wright's chaperonage (Miss Wright was the most brilliant intellect and finest 
teacher of our Alma Mater in my time). When she came to Martinsburg for my wedding, 
she had never known her own mother, so adopted mine (or vice versa), and she stayed on 
with mother while I was on my wedding trip. Then the next year, when Jane Faulkner 
was married at Christmas time, Roselle came on to visit me, but didn't stay for the wedding 
because her trunk got burned up (an express car on the B. & O. caught fire), and in the 
ensuing transactions with the railroad company, a lawyer friend, John Seymour Montgomery, 
helped her secure compensation for her loss. Soon after, back in her beloved southern town, 
she was married to this lawyer, and I have never known a more devoted couple. 



10 MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE 

I could go on indefinitely describing our visits to each other, our reunions back here at 
school, or of the Bumgardner's hospitable home, our notes and jaunts and jollifications, all 
the happy memories of this friendship that has endured for about forty-five years ! In one 
of Horace's Odes to Maecenas (re-read by me, strange to say, last summer when Roselle was 
at Battle Creek Sanitarium) he calls his patron a "part of his very life or breath," and that 
"Meae partem animae," Roselle has been and still is to me. 

"The college with a background" has no name on its lists more distinguished than that 
of Roselle Mercier Montgomery." 

PRESERVING THE ANTIQUITIES 

Not every school is possessed of the background and rich traditions to which Mary 
Baldwin is heir. For nearly one hundred years, first as a seminary and now as an accredited 
college, she has kept in step with the progress of education, meeting current educational 
demands, and maintaining always a high standard of scholastic excellence. During that time 
girls from far and wide have trod the "path to knowledge" within her halls, and her 
daughters, now scattered to every part of the globe, have gone forth to take their places 
in every walk of life, conscious of her influence, high ideals and Christian principles. 

Mary Baldwin girls everywhere are proud of the name and distinguished history of their 
Alma Mater and they will rejoice in a concentrated effort to preserve those things which 
reflect the traditions and experiences of her past. Our aim is to gather to-gether old letters, 
pictures, annuals, etc., any and all mementos of "the days that have been," with the hope 
of establishing a permanent museum. Surely there must be many such items among the 
alumnae and some of them have already made contributions. Several years ago we received 
a lovely old lace dress, ruffled petticoat, lace gloves and even the jewelry to make the costume 
complete from Mary Moore Holmes, '86. Another alumna has promised us an autographed 
picture of Dr. Rufus Bailey, the first principal of Augusta Female Seminary. We are ex- 
tremely appreciative of these and others, but are desirous of more. 

Perhaps in some secluded nook one of those classic gray hats, for many years a re- 
quirement and virtual necessity of every Z\Iary Baldwin girl's wardrobe, might be found, 
or "among your souvenirs" a letter that you, or your mother or even your grandmother 
wrote home in student days. Maybe some proud possessor of a coveted "golden report" 
would part with it. To us, the alumnae, these things have a meaning all their own. Is it 
not a worthy and commendable project for us to assemble these treasures and place them 
here so that every old girl may have access to them ? Won't you instigate a "treasure hunt" 
and communicate your "finds" to the Alumnae Office? 



ALUMNAE NEWS LETTER 



11 




PORTRAIT OF DR. ERASER 



Preceeding the meeting of the Board of Trustees on Thursday evening, February 21st, 
the portrait, copied from a photograph by Mr. Bjorn Egeli, of the late Reverend Abel 
Mclver Fraser, the first president of Mary Baldvv^in College, from 1923-1929, was unveiled in 
the office of the president of the college. The presentation to the Board of Trustees was 
made by President Jarman and accepted by Dr. Hunter B. Blakely, chairman of the Board, 
in the presence of Mrs. Fraser, Miss Margaret Fraser, and a representation from the 
alumnae, faculty, and student body. 

It is very fitting that Mary Baldwin should so honor a man who gave freely and gen- 
erously of his time and efforts in her behalf and who, for many years, not only as president 
of the college but as a member of the Board of Trustees and as chaplain for thirty-one years, 
was intimately connected with the school and to whose foresightedness the college is deeply 
indebted. 




12 MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE , 

MARY BALDWIN TO A MISSIONARY'S DAUGHTER 

By Janie Stevens, '37 

(Janie Stevens, granddaughter of Janie Perrin Thompson, has held the Alumnae Mis- 
sionary Scholarship for the past three years. Her home is in Fowning, Ku, China.) 

To every Mary Baldwin girl, Mary Baldwin means something never to be forgotten, a 
place, a name, a tradition which belongs to you and which nothing can take away from you. 
But to the daughter of a foreign missionary it has, perhaps, even a 
different meaning, all this and more. 

You can remember how, as a very small girl, you dreamed, 
schemed, and planned for the time when you would be going away 
to college. How wonderful it was to think that some day you, too, 
would be "grown up" ! To a missionary's daughter, college means 
even more, for it means coming to America, becoming a part of 
the country to which she belongs and, yet, about which she knows 
so little. It is very hard, at first, for her not to feel that, somehow, 
she is different, that she does not seem to belong. College, better 
than anything else, can help such a girl to adapt herself to the new 
surroundings of the homeland. To be thousands of miles from 
home, family and friends is hard, but the friendly interest displayed in each student here at 
Mary Baldwin helps wonderfully to relieve that feeling. The size of the student body makes 
it possible for everyone to know everyone else, and the aim of the college to be as much like 
home as possible has been accomplished. The friendships, the kindly, personal interest in 
everyone fit in with the students' idea of a perfect "college home." Instead of being abso- 
lutely lost in a bewildering crowd, as I had expected, Mary Baldwin has been a place where 
I could "find" myself and where I could more easily adjust myself to all those things which 
did seem so new and different. 

There is still another meaning to Mary Baldwin, this, perhaps, more than any other. 
Along with your college life, your daily activities and duties, there seems to be something 
spiritual underlying everything, something so intangible that I find it almost impossible to 
explain, and yet it's there, a certain quality which seems to relate ordinary life to higher and 
more worthwhile things. I always dreaded facing America as it had been pictured to me. I 
almost felt that no one in America would have the same ideals and standards in which I 
believed and which were a part of me. But reports are apt to be exaggerated if a long waj' 
from their starting point, you know ! Mary Baldwin has restored my confidence. She has 
showed me that a college may be just as much a college as any other and yet give her stu- 
dents much more than an education from books. Mary Baldwin can and is helping me to see 
the true meaning of a life lived to the full. 

I cannot close without a word about the atmosphere and physical beauty of the place, an 
important item in the affection of every Mary Baldwin girl for the school. Something of the 
calmness and character of those whose lives went into its making is reflected in its very walls 
and remains to impress on every student the tradition and culture, still living, of her past. 



ALUMNA NEWS LETTER 13 

October 4th 

Celebrating the 105th anniversary of the birth of Miss Mary Julia Baldwin, tlie Founder's 
Day exercises began at ten o'clock with the senior investiture service, held on the front ter- 
race. The speaker on this occasion was Dr. Gillie Aldah Larew, professor of mathematics at 
Randolph-Macon Woman's College, who, in a very effective manner showed that the young 
college student of today is in a situation comparable to that of young Southerners after the 
War Between the States, when the problem of rebuilding and restoring their whole section 
faced the young boj's returning from the war, mature far beyond their years but turning 
courageously to school again. 

Continuing, she said : "Miss Baldwin, I suppose, would be surprised if she could see the 
Mary Baldwin student body now and could see the books which they are studying. But, even 
if the college has changed in many respects from the school it once was, just as methods and 
conditions have changed from those when the young Civil War soldiers re-entered school, 
the direction, the human spirit back of the ideal and dream, remain the same. 

"The depression has made necessary some changes in educational objectives. The col- 
leges not so long ago were told that they should first of all prepare their graduates to make 
their living. Now it is realized that there is not enough work to go around .... but that the 
important thing is to prepare students to make intelligent and worth-while use of leisure 
time. In other words, the challenge to the college is 'Teach souls to fly.' 

"Young women, I congratulate you that you have come to your kingdom for such a time 
as this." 

Evelyn Brown, of Tarrytown, New York, president of the senior class, presided over 
the ivy ceremonial, presenting to Dr. Jarman, representing the faculty, and to each class 
president, Gerda Quelch, of Wilmington, North Carolina, vice-president of the senior class, 
Mary Delia Nichols, of Washington, D. C, of the junior class, Patty Jo Mahoney, of El 
Dorado, Arkansas, of the sophomore class, and Lucy Lewis, of Columbia, South Carolina, of 
the freshman class, the ivy, which they, in turn, planted along the stone wall in front of the 
college. 

Dr. Jarman and Dean Pfohl then formally invested the seniors with their caps and gowns 
and the program was concluded with the singing of the senior song and the Alma Mater. 

The annual alumnae celebration was unique this year in that for the first time it was held 
in our own Club House. Among our distinguished guests was none other than Mr. King 
himself. A beautiful bunch of red roses, his gift, adorned the table. 

Maggie Bell Roller Robinson presided and opened the program with a beautiful and 
eloquent appreciation of Miss Mary Julia Baldwin. She paid tribute to the ideals of Miss 
Baldwin which have always guided the policies of our Alma Mater and which are present 
today as ever before. 

Following this, Emily Pancake Smith announced that the fourth of October had been 
chosen as the date to begin work on the portrait of Mr. King. She said, "With his radiant 
personality Mr. King has throughout the years emulated the high ideals of Miss Marj' Julia 
Baldwin, whom he loved and admired. It is therefore fitting that her birthday should be 
selected by Mr. King as the date upon which we shall begin his portrait." 

Just a year ago in September, Mary Baldwin girls all over the country were saddened by 
the death of one of our most distinguished alumnae, Roselle Mercier Montgomery. It seemed 
appropriate that, while honoring our illustrious dead, some tribute to her memory be paid, 
and no more fitting person could be selected to do this than her devoted school-girl friend. 
Sue Strihling Snodgrass. Mrs. Snodgrass's remarks will be found elsewhere in this issue. 

Dean Pfohl told the alumnae of recent changes and improvements at the school, com- 
menting upon future plans and policies. She stressed particularly the idea of education 



14 MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE 

among the alumna; and expressed the hope that every Mary Baldwin girl who could would 
avail herself of the opportunities afforded by the coming alumnae week-end, our first step 
in this field. 

At the conclusion of the program, tea was served to the one hundred and twenty-five 
guests, which included the Granddaughters, the Little Sisters, the Red Heads, the faculty, 
and a number of out-of-town alumnae. 

The day's events concluded with a brilliant concert in the chapel at 8:15 by Efrem 
Zimbalist, the celebrated violinist. 

A LETTER FROM MISS BALDWIN 

(This letter was sent to Dean Pfohl by Mary Elizabeth Weeden '34x32, to whose 
grandmother it was written by Miss Baldwin.) 

Augusta Female Seminary 
September 10, 1880. 
Mrs. M. N. Weeden, 
Huntsville, Alabama. 
Dear Madam : 

I have just received your letter and write to say that I reserved a place in a large 
pleasant room for your daughter, and I have taken great care to select her roommates 
from those whom I consider among the nicest girls in the Seminary, and hope she will 
find them congenial. It will be impossible for me to give your daughter a bed alone; had 
you asked me to make this arrangement earlier I could have accommodated you, but every 
place in the boarding department is full. I am declining applications every day and man}- 
in order to attend the school have obtained board in town. I am extremely sorry that I 
could not grant your wish. Telegraph me when your daughter leaves Huntsville, and I 
will send my secretary to meet her in Waynesboro. It shall be my earnest desire to do all 
that I can for the happiness and advantage of your daughter, and I hope you and she will 
feel at the close of the session that it was well for her to have been here in the seminary 
home. I think I understand the mother's anxiety in sending a daughter among strangers; 
I am sure I do, the responsiblity which dwells upon me. I fully sympathize in all these joys 
and sorrows. I hope she will find the influences of the college good and the society of her 
roommates and school mates not inferior to that to which she has been accustomed. 

She will be particularly fortunate in her church privileges ; we think we are particu- 
larly famed in having Dr. McFarland for our minister; he interests and instructs both young 
and old. 

Hoping to see your daughter this week. 

I am yours, very truly, 

M. T. Baldwin. 



ALUMNA NEWS LETTER 15 

i FROM THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE 

Do you believe in the ultimate perfectibility of your college? We do because we have 
evidence that we are making tremendous strides every year. Progress is indicated in many 
ways besides the purely numerical. But numbers can never be discounted. Here are some 
facts that will interest you who want to see your college improving. 

The enrollment for the session 1934-35 is the largest in the history of the college. 
During the first semester we had 233 boarding students and 68 day students. A few ot 
these students left at Christmas time or at the end of the semester but several new appli- 
cants were accepted to fill the vacancies. A new dormitory, Fraser Hall, was opened to care 
for fifteen of the boarding students who otherwise would have been refused admittance be- 
cause of lack of space. Fraser Hall is the home next to the First Presbyterian Church 
where Dr. Jarman lived from 1929-34. Even with the additional space aiiforded in Fraser 
the college could not accept all applicants. 

Representatives from 32 states, Puerto Rico, and two foreign countries are in the stu- 
dent body this year. Two students from^ China are daughters of missionaries. Our foreign 
exchange student for the session is Jeannie Richaud from Nice, France. 

There are 34 seniors who are candidates for the degree in May. This is the second 
largest graduation class of the college. 

We had an unusually large number of students on the honors and high honors lists 
for the first semester. It is a mark of academic distinction to be placed on these lists. Two 
students made all-A records : Imogen Bird of Washington, D. C. and Emily Goodwin of 
Millwood, Va. Imogen Bird also had the recognition of being elected by the faculty to the 
Mary Baldwin Honor Society in February. 

The curriculum has been expanded by the addition of several new courses including : 
Criminology, Human Geography, Greek Literature in English Translation, and Latin Litera- 
ture in English Translation. 

In regard to our prospects for next year, we are glad to report that our enrollment 
is considerably greater than at the corresponding date last session. Will you help us as 
you have always done by sending the names and addresses of any prospective students 
whom you want to recommend to the college? Please send these names as soon as possible as 
we are not able to accept all students who apply for admission and we want to be able to 
give all of your friends ample consideration. You know the type of student Mary Baldwin 
wants. Help us to fill the college with the ideal which the alumnae through so many stu- 
dent generations have helped to build. 

When we asked our new students this year why they came to Mary Baldwin, the answers 
were very interesting. The reason given most often was: "Because of the influence of an 
alumna of Mary Baldwin." Sometimes the alumna was the mother or sister of a student, 
but quite often a friend who recommended her Alma Mater. Other factors- that influenced 
many students were : the catalogue and view book of the college, the friendship of some 
student now attending Mary Baldwin, the location of Mary Baldwin, and a personal visit 
to the campus. The fact stands out very clearly that our alumnae are our best advertise- 
ment. 



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MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE 




At Odd Moments 




The Winning Hockey Team 



ALUMNA NEWS LETTER 17 

FROM THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT 

Sports began on September 22nd with the Athletic Association picnic, held at Grafton's 
Park. Besides swimming and dancing, each class presented a skit and an exciting baseball 
game between faculty and students resulted in victory for the former. 

All hockey players will be interested to know that the field at the farm is being turfed 
in readiness for next fall. And those who have so many times trudged back and forth to 
and from the farm will hear with pleasure that this feat is now accomplished in taxis in 
only a few moments. The hockey championship was won by the sophomores, but not without 
keen competition from the juniors, who were contestants in the final game. 

For the first time Alary Baldwin girls have had the use of the Y. W. C. A. pool twice 
a week. Besides "dip-hour", open to all students, regular classes were held, culminating in 
the swimming meet on December 4th. Patty Jo Mahoney, '37, of El Dorado, Arkansas, won 
the highest number of points, with Leiia Huyett, '38, of Charles Town, West Virginia, sec- 
ond and Betty Curry, '37, of Wooster, Ohio, third. The diving honors went to Patty Jo 
Mahoney, '37, first, a tie for second place between Betty Curry, '37, and Lucy Lewis, '38, 
of Columbia, South Carolina, and a tie for third place between Janis Holley, '27, of Crown 
Point, Indiana, and Katherine Dyer '36, of Martinsville, Virginia. 

In the annual posture contest, Marjorie Stuart, '35, of Wayne, Pennsylvania, w^as the 
winner, with Betty Carpenter, '37, of Pennsville, New Jersey, and Mellie Hussey, '37, of 
Tarboro, Xorth Carolina, taking second and third place respectively. 

In a hotly contested game, the sophomores defeated the freshmen for the basketball 
championship on March 14th. 

About forty-five girls, a number of whom are beginners, have taken up riding with a 
vengeance and spend pleasant afternoons riding "over hill and dale". Last fall a riding 
picnic was held and several moonlight rides. The Horse Show is scheduled for May 4th, 
and a new feature may possibly be a faculty class. 

Field Day will be held May 11th, on which occasion the baseball championship will be 
decided, and on Alay 18th the Athletic Banquet when individual awards for the year will 
be made. 

Tennis and archery are still popular out-door sports while ping pong and pool hold 
sway indoors. Badminton has been introduced this year, and at any hour of the day or night 
one is certain to see shuttlecocks flying back and forth across the net in the gym. Other 
innovations this year in the realm of minor sports are croquet and horse-shoe pitching at 
the athletic field. 

Golf is still very popular and, because of the opportunity of taking lessons under Mr. 
Lowden, Scotch Pro at the Stonewall Jackson Golf Club, there is an unusually large number 
of beginners. 

Mary Baldwin joined the Athletic Federation of College Women in February and two 
delegates will attend the conference in Greensboro, North Carolina on March 21st. 



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NEW FACULTY 

There are six new members of the faculty at Mary Baldwin this year: Dr. Karl E. 
Shedd, Aliss Christine Gunlaugson, Miss Ruth Spoor, Major Alarshall M. Brice, Miss Mary 
Elizabeth Ellis and Miss Elizabeth Poole. 

Dr. Shedd, professor of Romance Languages, was graduated from Dartmouth College 
in 1916 and holds his M. A. degree from Harvard University and his Ph. D. degree from 
Yale University. In 1933 he held an honorary Research Fellowship in Spanish at the latter 
institution. Dr. Shedd has had wide teaching experience and comes to Mary Baldwin from 
Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. 

Miss Gunlaugson succeeds Mrs. Beulah H oiling sivorth Chiapsuro, who was married 
during the past summer, as director of voice and public school music. She received her 
B.M. degree from MacPhail School of Music and studied under Astillero Rogerio in Milan, 
Italy, where she also made her operatic debut. 

Aliss Spoor, who received her A.B. degree from Willamette University and her M.A. 
in Fine Arts at Radcliffe College, comes to Mary Baldwin as director of art. Her experience 
in various lines of artistic work has been wide. At one time she worked under Donald 
Oenslager as Instructor of Stage Design at Bread Loaf School. 

Alajor Brice is a member of the faculty of Staunton Military Academy and instructor 
in English at Mary Baldwin. He holds his B.S. degree from Clemson College and his M.A. 
from the University of Wisconsin. 

Aliss Ellis received her B.M. from the Eastman School of Music at the University of 
Rochester, where she won several competitive scholarships in violin. 

Miss Poole comes to Mary Baldwin as assistant dean and instructor in French. She 
received her A.B. degree from the University of Kentucky in 1932, where she was a mem- 
ber of Phi Beta Kappa and received the Algernon Sidney Sullivan award. In 1933 she re- 
ceived her M.A. degree from Duke University. She has completed some work on her 
doctor's degree. 

Miss Mary Fishburne, who was granted a leave of absence for the second semester 
1933-34, in order to continue her studies, has returned to Hilary Baldwin this year. She 
received her Master of }vlusic degree at the University of 2\Iichigan. 

CONCERTS AND LECTURES 

The opening event of the year was a concert on October 4th by Efrem Zimbalist, the 
celebrated violinist. Playing before a large number of alumnae, students and friends, the 
audience w-as conscious not only of the perfection of his technique and quality of tone but 
also of the artist's genuine love for music. 

On November 8th Dr. Bruno Roselli, former professor and head of the Italian depart- 
ment at Vassar College, lectured. His subject was a comparison of the Nazi government 
of Germany and the Fascist government of Italy. He gave an excellent survey of condi- 
tions and problems in these two countries, referring especially to their roles in regard to 
world peace. 

The first of the faculty recitals was a piano concert on November 23rd by Miss ^Mary 
Fishburne, assistant professor of piano and harmony. Her program, including a Bach and 
a Caesar Franck composition as well as an extremely modern group, was brilliantly executed 
and demonstrated an exquisite mastery of tone and technique. 

Arthur Fear, principal baritone of the Covent Garden Opera Company, was presented 
on December 1st. This was the artist's first American performance and our appreciation 
of him has been justified by the praise he has received from critics elsewhere. 



ALUMNA NEWS LETTER 19 

The second and third t'acult)- concerts were given by Miss Christine Gunlaugson, so- 
prano, on January 31st and by Miss Mary Ehzabeth Ellis, violinist, on March 7th. Miss 
Gunlaugson completely won the audience by the ease with which she sang and by her 
beautiful tone quality. Miss Ellis displayed unusual skill, especially for a young artist, and 
her rendition of a difficult program was enthusiastically received. Miss Fishburne accom- 
panied both of these artists. 

Madame Ponafindine, an American woman who married a member of the former Rus- 
sian nobility, lectured Februarv' 7th, her subject being "Women and Youth — The Gravest 
Problem of Future Russia." 

On March 19th, Professor Wilmar Robert Schmidt will perform on the new^ Janko Key- 
board which he has recently installed on a piano in the chapel. Professor Schmidt has given 
concerts abroad using this particular method, which gives greater range and simplifies the 
technique. There are only a very few of these key-boards in America. 

The Davidson College Glee Club and Orchestra wdll be presented on Alarch 22nd and 
on April 5th, during the Alumnae Week-end, the Paris Instrumental Quintet has been en- 
gaged. This is the second consecutive season for the Quintet in the United States. 

Doris Humphrey and a group of dancers will appear in a lecture-dance recital on April 
15th, and on April 25th a concert by the pupils of Herr Schmidt and the ]\Iary Baldwin 
Orchestra will be presented. 

OFFICIALLY REPRESENTING MARY BALDWIN, 1934-35 

Alary Baldwin has been represented officially this year by administrative officers, faculty 
members, and students. There is always inspiration in meeting representatives of other col- 
leges, in hearing and taking part in the discussions of college aims and problems, and m 
enjoying social hours together. The occasions listed, at which we have been represented, 
serve to illustrate not only the fact that Mary Baldwin enjoys and values these contacts 
but also the variety of interests which continue to make up the American educational system. 
It is indeed true that education embraces the whole of life. 

Ocober 12, 13, 14. Conference of W^oman's International League for Peace and Freedom, 
Hollins College — Imogen Bird, '36, Marjorie Abbey, '37, Mary Bell Archer, '35, Beverley Hoy, 
'35, Winifred Love, '35, Nancy Wallace, '36, Miss Abbie McFarland and Mrs. Thomas 
Grafton. 

October 20. Formal installation of President John Stewart Bryan, William and Alary 
College — President and Airs. L. Wilson Jarman, Dean Pfohl, Dr. Hunter Blakely, Presi- 
dent of Board of Trustees. 

October 26-27. Virginia Intercollegiate Press Association, V. P. I., Blacksburg and 
Radford State Teachers College, East Radford, Va. — Alary Delia Nichols '36, Jane Shaler 
'36, Ora Ehmling '36, Nancy Stanard '36, Sarah Dudley Whitmore '36, Imogen Bird '36, 
Alice Borden Moore '38, Nancy Wallace '36, Janie Stevens '36, Helen Aliller '35. 

November 3. Virginia Field Hockey Association, Randolph Alacon Woman's College, 
Lynchburg, Va. — Janet Duthie '36, Janet Holley '37, Janis HoUey 'Zl , Peggy- Lou Hoover 
'38, Alarjorie Stuart '35, Patty Jo Alahonej^ 'Zl, Helen Aliller '35, Isabella Spillman '33, 
Katherine Dyer '36, Annie Bell Bradley '36. Betty Carpenter 'Zl , Aliss Alary Collins Powell, 
Director of Physical Education. 

November 17. Regional Association of Deans of Women, Washington, D. C. — Dean 
Pfohl and Aliss Elizabeth Poole, Assistant Dean. 

November 24. Aleeting of New York Southern Societ}', New York Citj-. .. President Jar- 
man. 

November 24. Conference of Regional Student Government Associations, Hollins Col- 
lege. — Alary Bell Archer '35, Evelyn Brown '35, Marjorie Stuart '35, Helen AIiller'35, Har- 
riet Wead '35. 



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November 29. National Council of Teachers of English, Washington, D. C— Mr. Mar- 
shall M. Brice, Instructor in English. 

December 5, 6, 7. Southern Associatiion of Colleges and Secondary Schools, Atlanta, 
Ga. — President Jarman and Mrs. Thomas H. Grafton, Registrar. 

December 27-29. Modern Language Association of America, Philadelphia and Swarth- 
more, Pennsylvania — Dr. Karl Shedd, head of the Romance Language department and Dr. 
Edward Vandiver, head of the English department. 

December 27-29. National Association of Speech Teachers, New Orleans, Louisiana. — 
Miss Mary E. Latimer, director of speech and dramatics. Miss Latimer was one of the 
speakers on the program, her subject being "The Rise of Prose Domestic Tragedy". 

December 27-January L American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pitts- 
burgh, Pennsylvania. — Dr. Mildred E. Taylor, head of the department of mathematics. 

December 28-January 1. Congress of the National Student Federation of Ajnerica, 
Boston, Massachusetts. — Mary Bell Archer '35, president of Student Government Associa- 
tion, 1934-35. 

January 16, 17, 18. Association of American Colleges, Atlanta, Georgia. — Dean Pfohl. 

February 8-9. Virginia Association of Colleges, Lynchburg, Virginia. — President Jar- 
man, Dr. Karl E. Shedd and Miss Marguerite Hillhouse, Assistant Registrar. 

February 9-10. Student Volunteer Conference, Lexington, Virginia. — Imogen Bird '36, 
Annie Bell Bradley '36, Jean Clark '35, Beverley Hoy '35 Rosa Phipps '35, Jeanie Richaud, 
Emily Goodwin '36, Sarah Lacy '38 and Miss IMary E. Lakenan, head of the department of 
Bible. 

February 21-23. Southeastern Students' Conference on International Relations, Davidson, 
North Carolina. — Jane Dewey '36 and Nancy Wallace '36. 

March 22-23. Athletic Federation of College W^omen, Greensboro, North Carolina. — 
Janet Duthie '36 and Katherine Dyer '36. 

March 29-30. Southern Association of Student Government, Tallahassee, Florida. — 
President of Student Government Association, 1935-36. 

THE AMERICAN ALUMNI COUNCIL 

Mary Baldwin has recently become a member of the American Alumni Council. The 
annual meeting of District III, which includes colleges in the states of Alabama, Florida, 
Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, was held on February 1st and 
2nd in Atlanta, Ga., with Agnes Scott College and Emory University as joint hosts. Among 
the speakers were President James R. AlcCain of Agnes Scott and President Harvey W. 
Cox of Emory. At the business sessions every phase of alumnae work was discussed and 
many helpful suggestions were made to those secretaries in attendance. Mary Baldwin was 
represented by the alumnae secretary, Mary Moore Pancake, '28. 



ALUMNA NEWS LETTER 21 

DEATH OF OLDEST ALUMNA 

Mary Baldwin girls will learn with real regret ot the death on February 23rd of our 
oldest alumna, Elizabeth Emma Stephens Carmack, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. W. 
Dillard, in Handley, Texas. Had she lived until March 11th, Mrs. Carmack would have 
celebrated her 103rd birthday. 

A student at Augusta Female Seminary in 1845, she was, throughout her entire life, 
devoted to her Alma Mater and deeply interested in all that concerned it. Several years 
ago she wrote for us some charming reminiscences, which appeared in the News Letter, 
of the days when Dr. Rufus Bailey was principal and Mary Julia Baldwin a "recent gradu- 
ate". These reflections are among our treasured possessions. 

A person of keen intellect and remarkable vision, enriched by the experiences of a full 
and active life, a true and noble Christian character, Mrs. Carmack was an inspiration to 
all who knew her. Ker long life has been attributed to her "serenity". To Mary Baldwin 
girls she has been the essence of our heritage and our tradition, and, while we honor and 
glory in her memory, we mourn her loss. Our sincere sympathy is extended to the mem- 
bers of her family in their bereavement. 

FROM THE ALUMNAE CLUB HOUSE 

When school opened in September, the returning students could scarcely believe their 
eyes at the improvements that had been made at the Club House. Could it possibly be the 
same hall, now attractively furnished with a new drop-leaf table, overhanging mirror, chairs, 
rug, etc.? Wandering from room to room, the exclamations of surprise and delight became 
louder and louder. Everything spick and span, with a fresh coat of paint and new paper on 
the walls. One room was entirely equipped with new furniture. The hard work expended by 
the Club House Committee, of which Annabel Timberlake Hogshead is the very capable 
and efficient chairman, during the summer has been rewarded by the praise received from 
students and returning alumnse, and we have just cause to be proud of our own alumnae 
house. We wish more of you would come to see it and enjoy it for yourselves. 

During Christmas holidays the Alumnae Office was moved upstairs, in order to give 
more space downstairs. It now occupies a front room, overlooking the front terrace of 
the campus, and with fresh paper and lovely new curtains is very attractive. 

On January 12th the alumnae held open house for the students at the Club House from 
four to six o'clock. It helped greatly to dispel those "after Christmas blues" and the large 
number who came enjoyed themselves thoroughly. 

Mrs. Minnie Grattan Weston, hostess at the Club House for the past year, felt it neces- 
sary to give up her duties, effective March 1st. We wish to take this opportunity of ex- 
pressing our sincere appreciation of her splendid service to the alumnae and to the Club 
House and our regret at her departure. We feel ourselves very fortunate in having se- 
cured as her successor Miss Margaret Timberlake, and under her capable management are 
assured of the continued success of the Club House. 



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MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE 




Academic 



ALUMNA NEWS LETTER 23 

CAMPUS NEWS 

To the Mary Baldwin scene two buildings have liccn remodeled and added as perma- 
nent fixtures. The house across the street, next door to the First Presbyterian Church, 
familiarly known to some as "Teachers' Hall," to others as the home of President and 
Mrs. Jarman, has been converted into a dormitory to take care of fifteen additional students. 
Dr. and Mrs. Grafton have an apartment on the ground floor. The large, brick house at 
the top of the high hill, back of Kill Top, was renovated during the fall and, attractively 
and handsomely furnished, is the imposing new home of the President. 



The annual House Party for high school seniors will be held the first week-end in 
May, and an attractive and interesting program is being arranged for this occasion. It is 
hoped that alumnae will send in the names of any high school seniors whom they would 
like to have invited. 



The Granddaughters' Club has nine new members this year : Lucile Bruce, daughter 
of Lucile Millsaps, '12, Frances Milton, granddaughter of Anna Crawford, Page Moffett, 
granddaughter of Nancy Harris Moffett, '76, Virginia Smith, daughter of Mary Eleanor 
Price Smith, '02, Elizabeth Thompson, granddaughter of Sallie Bell, Sarah Dudley Whitmore, 
granddaughter of Sarah Dudley Staples and Naomi Elizabeth Lamon Whitmore, Winifred 
Young, daughter of Kate Towherman Young, '10, Mary Ann Valz, granddaughter of Mary 
IVaddell Bell, '76, and Katie Parkins, granddaughter of Katie Harnsberger Harnsberger, '71. 

The Little Sisters have six new members : Doris Benson, sister of Frances Benson 
Boughton '36x34, Virginia Fowler, sister of Helen Fowler '34x32, Adele Gooch, sister of 
Julia Gooch, '34, Anne Harrison, sister of Betty Keith HIarrison '34, Edith Mary Hum- 
phreys, sister of Elsie Humphreys McNair '32, Sarah Latham, sister of Agnes Latham '34, 
Jessie Ann Roudabush, sister of Virginia Roudabush '35, AJnnie Louise Steele, sister of 
Elizabeth Steele, '34x32, Annie Terrell, sister of Elizabeth Terrell, '34x32, Agnes Terrell, '23, 
and Mary Terrell '27, Frances Waide, sister of Helen Waide '34. 



Made possible by the generous gifts of many alumnae and students who knew her, a 
stone has been placed at the grave of Mary Scott, beloved maid at Mary Baldwin from 
1910 until the time of her death in September, 1934. A marker, bearing the following in- 
scription, has also been placed outside the maids' olfice in her memory : 

MARY SCOTT 

This tablet 

is erected to her memory 

by the Students of 

Mary Baldwin Seminary and College 

whom she served so faithfully 

1910-1934 



Miss Claire King, Instructor in secretarial subjects, has been elected president of the 
Staunton branch of the American Association of University Women for the coming two 



years. 



Professor John B. Daffin, head of the physics department, has recently published a 
monograph entitled The Visible and the Invisible. It is divided into three main parts, 
"Physical Radiations," including the theories of light, "Science and Religion" and "Radiations 
and Prayer." 



24 MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE 

Mary Baldwin will have the opportunity of nominating three students for Who's Who 
Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. The students are to be selected 
on a basis of leadership, scholarship and character. 



Dr. Mildred E. Taylor, professor of mathematics, has written the syllabus for the 
course in Mathematics 1, Freshman Mathematics. The course goes at once into new ma- 
terial, review material being introduced only when necessary. Analytical geometry is the basis 
of the course, algebraic and trigonometric theories developed as needed. These courses are 
an attempt to follow the trend in the presentation of mathematical subjects and to prepare 
students for further mathematical study. 

RECOGNITION GIVEN STUDENT PUBLICATIONS 

At the meeting of the Virginia Intercollegiate Press Association, held in Blacksburg 
October twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh, Mary Baldwin certainly took the honors, receiving 
more awards than any other member, college or university. 

Campus Comments, edited by Helen Miller, '35, of New Hope, Va., tied with The Vir- 
ginia Tech, of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, for first place. The latter was recently judged 
the most typical college newspaper in the United States by the National College Association. 

The Mary Baldwin Miscellany, which was edited last year by Bessie Stollenwerck, '34, 
of Staunton, won first place in Class A, while the Bluestocking, edited by Mary Bell Archer, 
'35, of Clarksdale, Miss., tied with The Spinster of Hollins for second place in Class B. 

This is a splendid record, and we congratulate the staff of each of these publications 
upon their achievements. 

COMMENCEMENT, MAY 25-28 

It is not too soon to begin making plans to come back for Commencement, and every 
old girl will want to be here. The classes of 1890, 1891, 1910, 1911, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1930 
and 1934 will hold reunions. More details will be sent you later on, but keep the dates, in 
mind and make your arrangements to be here. Alumnae Day is Monday, May 27th. The 
Baccalaureate Sermon will be preached by the Reverend Clarence Edward Macartney, D. D., 
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Commencement 
Address will be delivered by Dr. John H. Finley, Associate Editor of the New York Times. 



ALUMNA NEWS LETTER 25 

FROM THE ALUMNAE CHAPTERS 
Atlanta 

Although no official report has come in from the Atlanta Chapter, they have held two 
meetings so far this year. The first meeting was held on January 17th at the home of 
Frances Woolford, '34. Dean Pfohl was the guest of honor at this time. The second 
meeting was held on January 31st at the home of Lucy Bagley Thornton, '07. Mary 
Moore Pancake, the alumnae secretary, was present and spoke to the Chapter on this oc- 
casion. A fuller account of the year's work will appear in the next issue. 

Baltimore 

The Baltimore Chapter met on Tuesday, February 26th, at the home of Harriett 
Sprout Allnutt, 4208 Charles Street. Considering the fact that it was a very rainy day 
and that four of our members were out of town, the attendance was fine, and we had a 
perfectly delightful time. Those who came were Marie Macdonald Burch, Anne Macdonald 
O^ven, Mildred Warfield Raleigh, Mrs. Joseph Green, Winifred Berry Cassard, Hester Riddle 
Joslyn, Marie Rouse Gore, Elizabeth Brooke Coleman, Fannie Adams Tait, and Katherine 
Macdonald Conklin. 

A message from Maggie Bell Roller Robinson, President of the Alumnae Association, 
was read and officers elected for the next two years. Katherine Macdonald Conklin was 
reelected chairman. 

Plans for our next meeting, which will be held at the home of Elizabeth Brooke Cole- 
man, '11, were discussed. We are going to bring our old school annuals and pictures and 
compare the different years. 

A number of the members paid their dues. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Katherine Macdonald Conklin, Chairman. 

Florida 

The Florida Chapter met at the Miami Biltmore Hotel on January 31st at one o'clock. 
After luncheon, a business meeting was held in the lounge. 

The motion was carried that fifty cents a year be paid for a local chapter treasury in 
addition to the $1.00 paid for National Treasury. Following a discussion, a motion was made 
and seconded that we sponsor a second chapter in Florida to take in the northern part of the 
state. Mrs. Felix Green, Palm Beach, was appointed to take care of this. 

Changes that have taken place in Mary Baldwin were discussed, after which the meeting 
adjourned. Following the meeting, we went to visit Mrs. Quarles, who was unable to attend. 
Her husband was a member of the Board of Trustees of Mary Baldwin for a number of 
years, and we had invited her to join us at our luncheon. We then went to visit Miss 
Marguerite Driscoll, who is an invalid and was also unable to attend. We brought her our 
floral table centerpiece. 

Members present included Mrs. W. H. Gardner, Mrs. Welty Compton, and Mrs. 
Felix Green, all from Palm Beach, Mrs. A. Evan Moon, Jr., of Trenton, N. J., Mrs. R. J. 
Finn, of Elizabethtown, Ky., Miss Elsie Carleton, Miss Sybil Reid, and myself, of Miami. 
As a visitor, we were glad to have with us Mrs. Elizabeth A. Carleton. 

We adjourned our meeting at five o'clock, all very enthusiastic about our chapter. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frances Benson Boughton, Chnirman, '36x'34. 



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Harrisonburg 

The date for the spring meeting of the Harrisonburg Chapter has not been set, but 
Helen Morrison, '29, chairman, reports that there will be one and that they are also going to 
have a benefit at the home of Josephine Stephenson Boyer, '96. 

Los Angeles 

Elizabeth Cox Douglas, '13, chairman of the California girls, sent out over fifty cards in 
regard to a meeting. The response was favorable, although she did not hear from every 
Mary Baldwin alumna in California. Rally to her support, girls, and make the meeting to be 
held at Edith Holhrook Kennedy's, '98, home in Whittier the most successful and largest 
one you have ever had. 

Lynchburg 

The Lynchburg Chapter has held two meetings this year. On December 4th Mary Wood 
Harriss was hostess to the chapter, and at this time officers for the coming year were elected 
as follows : 

Pauline Phipps Shotwell Chairman 

Florence Mount Secretary 

Frances Leys Horner Treasurer 

A contribution from this chapter to the Missionary Scholarship Fund was voted. 

On January 15th a very interesting meeting was held at the home of Alice Aunspaugh 
Kyle, who presided in the absence of the chairman, who was ill. Maggie Bell Roller Robin- 
son, National President of the Mary Baldwin Alumnae Association, gave an illuminating talk 
on the growth of the college in the last few years. Mary Moore Pancake, our alumnae secre- 
tary, spoke of the work of the Alumnas Association and its work for the Alumnae Club 
House. 

We were all delighted that Emily Cornelia Wise Moore could be with us. She told some 
delightful stories of the school life before Miss Mary Julia Baldwin became the principal. 
Mrs. Moore attended Mary Baldwin in 1862 and is one of our oldest living alumnae. 

Those present at the meeting were Louise Burroughs Wheatley, Frances Leys Horner, 
Emily Cornelia Wise Moore, Trammell Beall Cox, Claude Simmons Thompson, Mary Wood 
Harriss, Laura Echols, Macon Pettyjohn Winfree, Cora Tinsley Karr, Nonye Wholey 
McNamara, Douglas Summers Brown, Rebecca Williams Holoman, Mildred Kinnier, Mar- 
garet Neff Poor, Alice Aunspaugh Kyle, and Eugenia Aunspaugh. 

After the meeting Mrs. Kyle entertained at a luncheon in honor of the two out of town 
guests, Mrs. Robinson and Miss Pancake. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Florence Mount, '37x34, Secretary. 

Richmond 

The Richmond Chapter met on November 23rd at four o'clock at the home of Susan 
Hoge. Nineteen members were present, including nine new ones. Anna Parker, the chairman, 
presided. After welcoming those present, she called on Eva Bowe Stern, organizer of the 
chapter and its chairman for several years, for a few words. Mrs. Stern told us something 
of Mary Baldwin Seminary during her years there and concluded with praise of the college 
of today and its administration. i 

Bessie Stollenwerck, graduate of the class of '34, made a short talk about Mary Baldwin 
under its present student government, which allows the students to enjoy more privileges and 
greater freedom. 

The chairman then read a part of a letter which she had received from our national 
executive secretary telling of the proposed alumnae vveek-end and the educational advantages 
the college hopes to offer the alumnae. 



ALUMNA NEWS LETTER 27 

Miss Parker especially welcomed the new members to our chapter and gave each an 
opportunity to tell the group what occupation or educational enterprise she was following at 
that time. 

Aliss Kate Anthony gave a report on the scholarship awarded annually by the college 
through this chapter to a graduate of a high school in Richmond. She asked that any alumna 
who wished to propose the name of a candidate get in touch with her. 

The meeting closed with informal tea. 

Mary Agnes Grant, Secretary. 

Rockbridge County, Virginia 

Tuesday, April 2nd, Hope Stuart, chairman, has set as the date for the spring meeting 
of the Rockbridge County girls. Maggie Bell Roller Robinson, president of the Alumnae 
Association, and Mary Moore Pancake, executive secretary, will be there to tell the latest 
news of the Alma Mater and of the Alumnae Association. There will be much to hear, so 
don't miss this meeting. 



Spartanburg 

W'e extend greetings to our most recently organized chapter, Spartanburg, South Caro- 
Hna. Here, on the afternoon of January 30th, at the home of Virginia May Drummond '01, 
the first meeting was held. Mary Moore Pancake, '28, the alumnae secretary, was there and 
told the latest news of the school and of the work of the Alumnae Association, what it has 
done and what it hopes to do. The following officers were elected : Mary Berkeley Simpson, 
'00, chairman, Kitty Drummond, '34, vice-chairman, Susie Lee McElroy Crooks, '05, secretary, 
Bessie VanLear Goff, '90, treasurer. Plans for the future were discussed, and we will be 
hearing more of their activities. 

We are perfectly thrilled and delighted over this new and enthusiastic chapter, so enthu- 
siastic, in fact, that every single person paid her dues and that we lingered over the teacups 
until a very late hour, chatting gaily about Mary Baldwin. 

Staunton 

The Staunton and Augusta Chapter held its annual meeting on August 15th at the home 
of Mrs. M. W. Mercereau. 

The chairman, Mary Tomlin Braxton Callison, presided. In the absence of the secretary, 
^lary Blackley, the minutes of the last meeting were read by Margaret Ellen Bell Lambert. 

The chairman reported the activities of a busy year, as follows : an active part in arrang- 
ing for the alumna tea held on Miss Baldwin's birthday, a fashion show, held in March in 
the gymnasium of the Staunton Military' Academy, and two teas in honor of the students, 
held in April at the home of Constance Curry Carter. 

The treasurer announced that our pledge of $175.00 to the National Association has been 
paid in full. 

Emily Pancake Smith reported that Bjorn Egeli had been selected by the Board of 
Trustees as the artist to paint the portrait of Mr. King and also of Dr. Eraser and that work 
would begin on October 4th, Miss Baldwin's birthday. 

Mary Moore Pancake, the new alumnae secretary, was introduced and, in a few words 
asked for the continued support and enthusiasm of the alumnae. Maggie Bell Roller Robin- 
son, newly elected president of the Alumnae Association, was also present and spoke of 
her hopes and plans for the coming year, urging us not to "bask in the sunshine of yester- 
day," but to go forward. 



28 MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE 

The following officers were elected for the coming year : Chairman, Margaret Kent Bell, 
vice-chairman, Mary Linton Walton Earnest, secretary, Margaret Ellen Bell Lambert, treas- 
urer, Dorothy Hisey Bridges. The Executive Board consists of Harriet Hogshead Mclntyre, 
Emma Flecker Cassell, Margaret McChesney, Agnes Sproul, and two members to be selected 
by the incoming president. 

After the business meeting, a social hour followed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Margaret Ellen Bell Lambert, Secretary. 

Washington 

The fall meeting of the Washington Chapter of Mary Baldwin Alumnae Association is 
the social meeting of the year. We were fortunate in having as our guests at the time Miss 
Pfohl, our own Dean, Miss Poole, the Assistant Dean, and two College students. Misses 
Stanard and Archer. 

Miss Pfohl spoke with great enthusiasm of the College activities. It was a great privi- 
lege to hear her. Miss Poole told of her pleasure at being connected with our College. 

Three new members were added to our list — Mrs. Baldwin F. Cooke (Eleanor Daniel), 
Miss Betty Keith Harrison, and Mrs. Reime Harvey Hofstead. 

Mary Baldwin has sent out many girls who have been a credit to her. It was a pleasure 
to have as our guest speaker one of them — Mrs. Lucille Foster McMillin, '91, United States 
Civil Service Commissioner. She has lost none of her charm of earlier years and spoke of 
her work, which was most interesting to us all. 

Mrs. Conrad Syme, was our hostess for the afternoon. Mrs. Leslie Cox (Doris 
Crampton), presided over the coffee cups and Mrs. Cook and Miss Gloria Jones assisted 
Mrs. Syme. There were about twenty-five members and friends present, and it was a 
thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Margaret W. Daniel, Secretary. 

Eastern Pennsylvania 

On the night of December 4th the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter met at the home of 
Kitty Shankweiler. For an hour we talked loud and excitedly about our friends and school 
days, playing the game of "do you know!" 

Settling down to business, we decided to hold our meetings twice a year, in April and 
October, in the spring collecting dues, etc. 

The alumnse week-end was discussed and we recommended that reading courses and 
bibliographies of courses offered at Mary Baldwin be sent to the alumnae, particularly to 
those who could not come back for the week-end. 

After the business, Kitty served lovely refreshments, and after more enthusiastic Mary 
Baldwin conversation we adjourned, convinced that Mary Baldwin is "the best." 

Harriett Seem, Chairnian. 



ALUMN.^ NEWS LETTER 29 

ALUMNAE NEWS 
1870-1880 

Nellie Hotchkiss Holmes, '74, wrote, sending in some information about Mary Baldwin 
girls. She reported the death of Hortense Solomons Cohen, 74, of Charleston, S. C, on 
November 24, 1934. 

Cally Grieve Brown, 73, died last summer at her home in Atlanta, Ga. 

Eva Baker Irvine, 78, daughter of the late Dr. W. Elliott Baker, who succeeded Presi- 
dent Wilson's father as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Staunton, Virginia, died 
at her home in Atlanta on February ISth. 

1880-1890 

Annie Walker St. Clair, '81, and her husband sailed in January for a Mediterranean 
cruise. 

Minnie Bumgardner, '83, died on August 2, 1934, in Staunton, Virginia. 

Pauline Stewart Crosley, '85, writes that her address for one year will be care Rear 
Admiral Walter S. Crosley, 15th Naval District, Balboa, Canal Zone. 

Cora Harris Davenport, '86, came over from Warrenton, Virginia, where she was visit- 
ing, to spend a day at Mary Baldwin last fall. Her permanent address is Route No. 1, Box 
59, Converse, Texas. 

Lucy Walker, '88, spent a month at the Alumnae Club House this winter. 

1890-1900 

Eula Kate Brown Tuttle, '90, stopped at Mary Baldwin for a short visit last fall. 

Sue Stribling Snodgrass, '91, came back for Miss Baldwin's birthday and on that occasion 
presented a very lovely tribute to the memory of Roselle Mercier Montgomery, '91. 

Cora Tinsley Karr, '91, has moved from Florence, Ala., to 1458 Rivermont Ave., Lynch- 
burg, Va. We are glad to add her as a valuable member to our Lynchburg Chapter. 

Erskine Caldwell, whose novel. Tobacco Road, has been dramatized and produced in the 
Mosque Theatre in New York City this season, is the son of Carrie Preston Bell Caldwell, '93. 

1900-1910 

Mary Eleanor Price Smith, '02, has visited Mary Baldwin several times this year. Her 
daughter, Virginia, is a member of the sophomore class. 

Nannie Lee Janney, '03, and the Rev. A. D. Pollock Gilmour were married on January 
22nd. Dr. and Mrs. Gilmour are at home at 315 Orange St., Wilmington, N. C. 

Janet Stephenson Roller, '05, celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary on September 8th. 

Mary Turk, '06, stopped in Staunton for a day or two in January. She left soon after 
for several months in California. 

Blanche Maxwell Harrison, '06, spent a short time at Mary Baldwin in the fall. 

Conway Fleming Weary, '10, who was lost to us for a long time, stopped at school last 
summer. She has recently moved to 570 Cadieux Road, Grosse Pointe, Mich. 

Laura Lettie Smith Krey, '09, has moved to 1588 Vincent St., University Grove, St. Paul, 
Minnesota. 

1911 

Mary Preston Hanger Simmons has a son, James S., Jr., born on November 30th. 

1912 

Ellen Bell Magill has returned to China, and her address is 200 Route de Say Zoong, 
Shanghai. 

Lucile Millsaps Bruce is living at 3841 Normandy, Dallas, Texas. 



30 MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE 

1919 

Virginia Silver, '19, was married on December 22nd to Mr. Wendell Goode. They will 
make their home in Winchester, Va. 

Lucy IMorton Payne, '19, and Mr. Robert Greenlief Smith, Jr., were married on Decem- 
ber 9th and are living in Staunton, Virginia. 

Helen Warwick, '19, is now Mrs. Zack Church, Jr. Her address is 110 State St., 
Frankfort, Ky. 

1920 

The new address of Virginia Ellis von Richter is 902 W. Grace St., Richmond, Va. 
She recently spent a few days in Staunton. 

Gay Summers Jessup is now living at Norwood at Fernhill Drive, Ross, California. 
Ruth Williston Stevens Wheat died recently at her home in Geneva, N. Y. 
Louise Burroughs Wheatley lives at H Riverview Place, Lynchburg, Va. 

1921 

Elsie Palmer Adams has moved to Durham, North Carolina, where her husband is con- 
nected with the Pyramid Life Insurance Co. 

Louise Strickland Morsman has moved to 5957 Barton Ave., Hollywood, California. 

Gertrude Priscilla Taylor was married on October 13th to Mr. Joseph Gardner Bronaugh 
of Northport, Long Island. 

Mary Ella Howard Poole recently sent us a copy of a beautiful missionary hymn, "If I 
Be Lifted Up," the words and music of which she wrote. 

1922 

Mary Benham Mitchell Black has twin sons, Frank, Jr. and Benham Mitchell Black, 
born February 25th. 

Caperton Holt was married on October 6th to Mr. George S. Rosenberger, Jr. in 
Trinity Church, Staunton, Va. Margaret Holt, '24, was the only attendant. Mr. and Mrs. 
Rosenberger are at home at 219 Pleasant St., Staunton, Va. 

Susannah Dodge Benson has moved to 2793 Vernon Terrace, Jacksonville, Fla. 

1923 

Agnes Lee Dunlop Wiley is now living in Waxhaw, N. C, where her husband is pastor 
of the Presbyterian Church, 

Virginia Davies was married on February 2Sth to Mr. Joseph Erlitt Nettles. They are 
living in Richmond, Va., where Mr. Nettles is connected with the Associated Press. 

1924 

Marie McClung and Dr. Ives Hendrick were married on November 11th. Their ad- 
dress is 250 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass. 

Margaret Holt has announced her engagement to Mr. Rodney Washburn, of Worcester, 
Mass. The wedding will take place in May. 

Alice Buchanan is now Mrs. Douglas Kincaid and lives at 701 E. Morehead, Charlotte, 
N. C. 

Miriam Palmer Russell, who now lives at Beachwood, N. J., has a son, William Kable, 
Jr., born March 7th. 



ALUMNA NEWS LETTER 31 

1925 

Pauline Harris was married to Mr. J. William McGavock, 3rd, on February 2nd and 
is now living in Salisbury, N. C. 

Stella Lotts and the Reverend Talmage Alagann were married on September 1st and 
are now living in Columbus Ohio. 

Christine Rosebro was married on November 5th to Mr. J. B. Meacham, Jr. Her ad- 
dress is 1235 Greenwood Cliff, Charlotte, N. C. 

1926 

Marj- Linnard Hodge Osborne has moved to 300 Wheatsheaf Lane, Arlington, Pa. 

Nonie Withers has announced her engagement to Mr. William B. Draper, also of 
Charlotte, N. C. The wedding will take place in June, when Mr. Draper will graduate from 
the Episcopal Theological Seminary in -\lexandria, Va. 

Nancj- Belle U'atkins Wescott's address is 4 Harlen St., Rumford, Rhode Island. She 
has a two-year-old son, John Wise Wescott. 

Betsy Kingman was married on December 17th to Mr. Frank Lee Spencer, Jr. 

Rebekah Lee is attending the E. C. Young Business School in Brooklyn, N. Y., living 
at 18 Sydney Place, Brooklyn. 

Rebecca Danner W^right died on January ISth. 

1927 

Henrietta Whisnant is now Mrs. Charles R. Nisbet, Jr. She and her husband have built 
a house on Sharon Lane, about eight miles outside of Charlotte, N. C. 

Bettv- Henderson was married on August 6th to Mr. Philip Smith Hotchkiss. They 
are living in Blacksburg, Va. where Mr. Hotchkiss is connected with the V. P. L athletic 
association. 

Eleanor Wither's will receive a two year teacher's certificate from Harrisonburg State 
Teachers College this year. 

Frankie }^Iangum was married on November 3rd to Mr. Karl von Lewinski, son of the 
former Counselor of the German Embassy. Her address is 1503 Tw^enty-eighth St., George- 
town, Washington, D. C. 

Frances Staley Smith has a son, George I. Jr., born July 31st. • 

Mary Terrell stopped recently at Mary Baldwin to see her sister, .Annie, who is a 
freshman this year, on her way to New York. She has sailed for a trip of several months 
abroad. 

Katherine Perry James has moved to Dayton, Ohio where her husband is now in 
charge of the junior choir work at the First Baptist Church. He is also one of a group 
making records of Stephen Foster songs, and is a member of the Foster Melodiers group. 

1928 

Elizabeth Sullivan was married on June 12, 1934, to Mr. Palmer M. Smith. Her ad- 
dress is 1914 Dekle Ave., Tampa, Fla. 

Elizabeth Hume Carr has a son, Clay Bryan, Jr., born September 14th. 

Dorothy Rumpf and Mr. John Mortimer Fisher were married in New Rochelle, N. Y. 
on September 1st. 

^Margaret Ann Whittier was married to Mr. Charles Gerard Crosby, Jr., of Upper Mon- 
clair, N. J., on October 8th. 

Mildred Loewmer was married recently to Mr. Lester Sherrick and is now making her 
home in Norfolk, Virginia. 



32 MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE 

Margaret McCue and Mr. Robert Goodloe Saunders were married on February 26th. 
After June 1st they will Hve in Wihnington, Del. Margaret, who is teaching this year in 
Fishersville, Va., represented Augusta County as "Miss Augusta" in the Orange, Virginia 
Bi-centennial celebration in October. 

1929 

Caroline Gochenour is choir director of the First Presbyterian Church of Roselle, N. J. 
She has organized five choirs with a total of 115 voices. 

Margaret Routt is now Mrs. Howard Robert Garner and lives at 52 Trowbridge St., 
Cambridge, Mass. 

Louella Torrence was married in August to Mr. John Hammond Kirk and lives at 
1174 Kenmore Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. 

Mary Tomlin Baxton was married on October 20th to Mr. James Waller Callison. Re- 
bekah Lee, '26, was the only attendant. Mr. and Mrs Callison are making their home at 21 
N. Market St., Staunton, Va. 

Katherine Crawford was married on October 6th to Mr. John Luther Walker in Old 
Stone Church, Fort Defiance, Va. Mr. Walker is practicing law in Roanoke, Va., and their 
address is 503 Richelieu Ave. 

Helen Burke Skinner was married to Mr. John Alfred Hauser on December 17th. 

Helen Alorrison has added fresh laurels to her musical fame ! In the Young Artists' 
contest held recently in Norfolk, Virginia, she won second place and much well deserved 
praise from the critics. This is not surprising, but we are proud of her and predict a 
brilliant future for our Helen. 

1930 

Class Representative : Bessie Lewis, 10 Liberty St., Staunton, Va. 

Mary Draper 30x28 was married on October 24th to Mr. Samuel Brown Witt, Jr., 
and is now living at the Prestwould Apts., Richmond, Va. 

Louise Barlow 30x27 and Mr. Oscar Thompson Gibson were married on June 22nd. 
They are living in Pennington Gap, Va. 

Elizabeth Woods's new address is 1320 York Ave., New York City. 

Minnie Lee Mahony Ginter's address is now Champgnolle St., El Dorado, Ark. 

Dorothy Withers it teaching in Summit Point, W. Va. 

Elizabeth Johnson 30x28 and her mother recently left for a trip to California. Elizabeth 
has announced her engagement to Ensign James H. Campbell, United States Navy, a cousin 
of Mary Campbell, '27, and Virginia Campbell Ledbetter, '25. The wedding will take place 
in June. 

Thomas Marion Moran, son of Jean Lucas Moran 30x28 was born on January 30th. 

Mary Doswell is working in Miss Pfohl's office at Mary Baldwin. 

Mary Louise Timberlake is now living at 1424 Market St., Jacksonville, Fla. 

Betsy Ross was married to Mr. Joseph C. Bevis on December 9th. 

Katherine Duff was married to Mr. Thomas Cox Powell, Jr., on November 17th in 
Elizabeth City, N. C. 

1931 

Class Representative : Elizabeth Crawford, 20 N. Washington St., Winchester, Va. 
Katherine Luecker and Mr. Raymond Peck Frost were married on October 13th in 
Roanoke, Va. Mr. and Mrs. Frost are now at home at 75 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Marguerite Valz Olson is living at Fort Riley, Kansas. 



ALUMNA NEWS LETTER 33 

Beatrice Stone 31x28 was married to Mr. Robert DeVore on October 21st and is living 
at 2415 E St., N. W., Washington, D. C 

Laura Alartin Jarman has been appointed to a full-time instructorship in French at 
Duke University. She has completed most of the work toward her doctorate at Duke. 

Elizabeth Fields is principal of the school at Augusta Springs, Va. 

Louise Armentrout is working for her father. 

1932 

Class Representative : Harriett Seem, Bath, Pa. 

Billie Burke is attending business school in Washington, D. C. 

Harriett Seem is working in a bank part of the time and doing a lot of charity work. 

ICnox Littlepage 32x30 was married to Jvlr. Lewis Jackson Clarke on September 1st. 
Anvilla Prescott and Harriett Seem were among the attendants. Mr. and Airs. Clarke are 
living in Salem, Va. 

Lillian Bell who teaches at Craigsville, Va., is recuperating from an appendicitis op- 
eration-early in March. 

Joy Sparks 32x30 was married on November 17th to Air. Billy Joe Brown and is living 
at 2917 Newman St, Ashland, Ky. 

Camilla Dunham is now Airs. Joseph Karl and lives at 4053 Glendale St., Philadelphia. 

Susie Harris was back at Mary Baldwin for October 4th. She is teaching at Augusta 
Springs this year. 

Elizabeth Hamlet is principal at the school at Red House again this year. 

Mary Margaret Lee is attending Pan-American Business School in Richmond, Va. 

Virginia Maben is working in the art department at Thalhimer's, Richmond, Va. 

Kathryn Miller is librarian and practically everything else at a mountain school near 
Covington, Va. 

Elizabeth Scoggin is co-editor of a newspaper in Drake's Branch, Va. 

Kitty Reid, who will receive her AI. A. at Yale in June, has been studying dramatic 
production. She recently produced her own play, which received unusually favorable criti- 
cisms. 

Page Howard was married on Alarch 12th to Air. George Bardham. They will live 
in Norfolk, Va. 

1933 

Class Representative: Katharine Crockett Cole (Airs. John Fry), Rock Hill, S. C. 

Katharine Crockett Cole, who has recently moved to Rock Hill, S. C, has a daughter, 
Nina Katharine, bom November 15th. 

Virginia Brand is teaching near Waynesboro, Va. 

Alargaret DeAIund was married on December 29th to Dr. Andrew Bogert Vanderbeek, 
Jr. Her new address is 436 Park Ave., Paterson, N. J. 

Alarj- Bussells is in Washington, attending business school. 

June Bowie and Air. John William AlcClure, Jr., were married on September 1st. They 
moved to London just before Christmas, where Air. AlcClure has a position as English 
representative for a lumber concern. June writes that she is "quite proud of him and ter- 
ribly happy". 

Gladys Lyles is her father's secretary. 

Barbara Smith's address is now 40 Monroe St., Apt. E-KIU, Knickerbocker Village, 
New^ York City. 

Alartha Simmons is working for her father. 

Anne Rumer, '33x30, was married on February 16th to Air. Carl Reynolds, Jr., in Co- 
lumbus, Ohio. 



34 MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE 

Elizabeth Tyson, '33x31, was married to Mr. Franklin Butler Alusser, in November. 
Margaret DeMund and Ida Thomas were among the attendants. Mr. and Mrs. Musser are 
living at 1175 Fifteenth St., Camp Hill, Pa. 

Dorothy Montgomery, '33x30, is now Mrs. Ed Rose, and lives in Charlotte, N. C. 

Charlotte Taylor was recently elected secretary of the Student Volunteer Union of 
Virginia. Charlotte is teaching French in the Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton. 

Peggy Betts, '33x31, was married on January 4th to Mr. Sidney Lake Paine. Page 
Howard, '32, was the only attendant. Mr. and Mrs. Paine are living in Graham, N. C. 

Elizabeth Wilson is teaching at Beverley Manor High School in Staunton. 

Kitty Shankweiler is doing welfare work in Allentown. She was back at school for a 
day or two in the fall. 

Betty Buel is still working in the interior decorating department of Hess Brothers in 
Allentown. Betty was in Staunton for about a week when school opened in September. 

Sally Ruhe is doing some social work, entertaining hospital children, etc, 

Mary Rebecca Scanlon will receive her Master's degree at Duke University in June. 

Louise Randol is teaching at North River again, Mary Buck at Parnassus, Nell Dudley 
at Estaline, and Sara George Harris at Greenville, Va. 

Margaret King has a job at Macy's in New York City. 

1934 

Class Representative : Anne Holman, Lee, Virginia. 
Dear old classmates : 

I thought everyone would be interested in what everyone else is doing, so I'm passing 
on all the news I've gradually collected. 

Here goes ! 

Evelyn Wood is teaching English in the high school of her home town, Campbellsville, 
Kentucky. 

Bessie Stollenwerck is working on her Master of Science degree in the School of Social 
Science at William and Mary Extension in Richmond. 

Catherine Zimmerman has taken up kindergarten work at the State Teachers College, 
Farmville, Virginia. 

Jac Crinkley and Kate Drake are teaching school in Covington, Virginia. 

Mary Lou McCutcheon has also joined the teaching ranks at Hebron school near 
Staunton. 

Martha Gray and Francis Edward Lund, Jr., were married on February 9th. Their ad- 
dress is 1359 S. 3rd St., Louisville, Kentucky. 

Kitty Drummond and Emily Timberlake are working towards Master of Arts degrees 
in history at the University of South Carolina and living at 826 Gregg St., Columbia. By 
the way, they pledged Delta, Delta, Delta. 

Kay Little is taking a technician's course in Richmond, Virginia. Connie stayed with 
her for a while last fall but is now back in Grosse Pointe. Kay's address is now 1618 Park 
Ave., Apt. 5. 

Mary Larrick has a government position in Charleston, West Virginia. 

"Babe" Smith is studying for her M.A. in English at Leland Stanford University. 

Winnie Patterson is studying journalism at Columbia University. 

Doris Coville is assistant to Dr. Katherine Maxfield, director of the Arthur Sunshine 
home and kindergarten for blind babies, in Summit, N. J. 

Jacqueline Perkins is taking a business course at the Pan American Business school 
in Richmond, Va. 

Julia Gooch is taking a course at Dunsmore Business College in Staunton. 

Thelma Hulvey has accepted a position in Winchester, Virginia and her address is 7 
N. Washington St. 



ALUMN.^ NEWS LETTER 35 

Agnes Latham is taking additional courses in math and ])hysics at Mary Baldwin, while 
Rosalie Brown is assisting in the physics and chemistry lahoratorics and taking several 
courses. 

Francos Woolford is studying art in Atlanta, has three beautiful liorses and a Ijack 
yard full of dogs. She is coming back to school for the alumnae week-end. 

So far as I can learn at the present these are the illustrious members of our class. The 
rest of us, it seems, are helping keep the home fires burning. 

Don't forget our grand get together at commencement! 

Yours till June, 

Anne, 

Jacqueline Phillips, '34x33 was married on October 13th to Mr. Gordon Harmon and 
is living at 325 Chestnut Ave., Waynesboro, Va., where Mr. Harmon is connected with the 
duPont Company. 

Jean Gould, '34x31, was married on October 12th to Mr. Dan Cagney Clarke and is 
living in Atlanta. 

Elizabeth Terrell, '34x32, and Mr. Felix McKnight were married in October. 

Virginia Bell Hull, '34x31, has a daughter, Martha Virginia, born on November 28th. 

Lib Steele, '34x32, is going to business school in Washington. She was here last fall 
to see her sister, who is a freshman. 

1935 

Amine Cosby, '35x33, writes that she and Lucile Klingaman are both graduating from 
Wittenberg College, Springfield, Ohio, in the music department. Amine has become a member 
of the Alpha Delta Pi social sorority, Sigma Alpha Iota, national honorary music sorority, 
and Theta Alpha Phi, national honorary fraternity for dramatics. 

Virginia Davis, '35x32, is attending Denver Art College, studying interior decorating, and 
lives at 1135 South High, Denver, Colorado. 

Mary Elizabeth Cookson, '35x32, is now Mrs. R. Kipling Sullivan, and lives at 449 
Mountainview Ave., Apt. 403, Orange, N. J. 

Emolyn Coffee Cooke is living at 3677 Hedrick St., Jacksonville, Fla. 

Beatrice Watson is now Mrs. David K. Malcolm. Her address is Richard McAllister 
Hotel, Hanover, Pa. 

Gertrude Hannah, '35x33, was married on August 31st to William Fuller, Lieutenant, 
United States Army. 

Kerlyn Baber, '35x33, is now Mrs. Ray Obaugh and lives at Rt. 5, Staunton, Va. She has 
a job with the du Pont Co. in Waynesboro. 

Martha Schomburg, '35x33, is attending George Washington University in Washington, 
D. C. 

Betty Baldwin, '35x32, will graduate from the University of Wisconsin in June. 

Sarah Click, '35x32, and Margaret Rouzer, '35x32, are at North Carolina College for 
Women in Greensboro. 

Claire Davis, '35x34, is attending Boston Conservatory of Music. 

Louise Eaches, '35x33, will soon become a full-fledged technician. She has been taking a 
course in Wyomissing. 

Mary Templin Faulkner, '35x33, graduates in June from the University of Kentucky. 

Winifred Goodman, '35x33, will graduate from Farmville State Teachers College in June. 
She has been taking the primary course. Her picture was one of those selected recently by 
James Montgomery Flagg for the beauty section of the Calyx, the Washington and Lee 
University year book. 

Anne Thetford, '35x33, will graduate from the University of Alabama this year. 

Anne Budd Patton, '35x33, is studying voice in Roanoke, and entered the Young Artist 
Concert held recently in Norfolk. 



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1936 

Helen Simpson, '36x34, is a day pupil at Sophie Newcomb in New Orleans. 

Margaret Jancovius, '36-34, spent the week-end after Washington's birthday on the 
campus. She is private secretary to one of the buyers for a department store in Newark, 
N.J. 

Betty Crock, '36x34, stopped at Mary Baldwin last fall on her way to Chapel Hill. She 
and Dorothy Douglas are studying journalism at the University of North Carolina. 

Helen Hoist, '36x34, also stopped on her way to Florida. 

Virginia McLaurin, '36x34, was married on November 28th to Mr. Thomas Jefferson 
Peter. Among the attendants were Joy Warley, '36x34, who is making her debut in Mobile 
this winter, and Dorothy Roche, '36x34. Virginia's address is 100 Denon Drive, Hollywood, 
Birmingham, Ala. 

Dorothy Belch, '36x34, was married on October 20th to Mr. Eugene Francis Hughes. 
Among the attendants was Jeanne Baldwin, '36. Mr. and Mrs. Hughes are living at 3200 
West Ave., Newport News, Va. 

Margaret Brawner, '36x33, has announced her engagement to Mr. John Anthony Archer. 

Helen Sheldon, '36x34, is attending George Washington University in Washington. 

Betty Arnold, '36x34, is studying journalism at the University of West Virginia this year. 
She was chosen one of the princesses at the Court of Queen Silva, of the Fifth Annual 
Mountain State Forest Festival at Elkins, West Virginia in October. 

Catherine Midelburg, '36x34, is attending American University in Washington. 

Frances Turner, '36x34, is in training at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Richmond, Va. 

Betty Parker, '36x33, is taking voice lessons in Norfolk, and has already broadcasted a 
number of times. 

Sadie Roberts, '36x33, made her debut in Birmingham this winter. 

Harriet Schofield, '36x34, is a student at Temple University in Philadelphia. 

1937 

Ann Dally, '37x34, was married to Mr. Eugene Johnson in Waynesboro, Va., on Sep- 
tember 28th. 

Clementine Smith, '37x33, was married to Mr. Andrew Ward Clark on July 25th. Her 
new address is Beverley Apts., Lyndhurst Place, Lexington, Ky. 

Elizabeth Simmerman, '37x34, was married on November 24th to Mr. William Brooks 
George. Her address is 5 S. Boulevard, Richmond, Va. 

Lucile Wachter, '37x34, attended the Harper School of Beauty Culture in Rochester, N. 
Y., before Christmas. Her address now is 10 E. Third St., Frederick, Md. 

Beatrice Wood, '37x34, and Glenda Kauffman, '37x34, are students at Hood College, in 
Frederick, Md. 

Frances Edwards, '37x34, is attending Duke University. 

Dorothy Ham, '37x35, was married in Spartanburg, S. C, on February 13th to Mr. 
Robert Smith Logan, Jr. They have an apartment at Lynn Hall, University, Virginia, but are 
moving to Louisville, Kentucky, in June. 

Elsie Inslee, 37x34, is attending Bucknell University, Louisburg, Pennsylvania. 

Madeline Mitchell, '37x34, is attending the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 

Elizabeth Hall, '37x34, is attending Washington College in Chesterton, Maryland. 

Grace Sager, '37x34, made her debut in St. Louis this winter. 

Frances Walker, '37x34, is taking a business course at the Pan-American Business School 
in Richmond, Va. 

Sue Burr, '37x34, is attending Virginia Polj^echnic Institute at Blacksburg. 

Virginia Powell, '37x34, is attending Duke University. 

Wrenn Cofer, 37x34, is studying at the University of Virginia. 

Ruth Laue is at Woman's College, University of Delaware, this year. 



alumn;e news letter 



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ALUMNAE VISITORS 



Mattie Frascr Baldwin, '81 

Fannie Tajlor, '82 

Cora Harris Davenport, '86 

Sue Stribliiig Snodgrass, '91 

Mary Morton Timberlake, '94 

Josephine Stephenson Boyer, '96 

Mary Guy, '99 

Hope Stuart, '99 

Katharine Hoge Davidson, '00 

Mary Eleanor Price Smith, '02 

Hill Carter Lucas, '04 

Marcie Bell. '04 

Josephine Timberlake, '06 

Olive Timberlake, '08 

Lelia O'Rork, '08 

Emily Gilkesoii Lindsay, '08 

Emily Robinson Ainsworth, '08 

Ruth LaVelle Phipps, '08 

Katie Belle Robson Koiner, '09 

Gertrude Robson Driver, '09 

Elizabeth Pancake Watt, '10 

Elizabeth Timberlake, '12 

Sarah Bell Wysor, '12 

Sarah Ruck man Walters, '14 

Elizabeth Bell Ricketts, '14 

Ann Renick Bell Harper, '14 

Margery Deffenbaugh Hoop, '16 

Jean Fraser Hart, '19 

Reba Riickman McGowan, '21 

Frances Woodzvard Bryan, '23 

Marguerite Edgar McClung, '23 

Frances Brown, '24 

Elsie Rosenberger, '26 

Audrey Blackford Higgs, '27x25 

Elsie Gray Hume, '27 

Laura Burrow, '28 

Elizabeth Hume Carr, '28 

Frances Rnckman Oxner, '28 

Jane Frances Pierce, '28 

Margaret Patterson Mack, '28 

Helen Morrison, '29 

Man,- Garland Taylor, '29 

Mary Edgar Hebbard Parmelee, '30 

Mary Louise Timberlake, '30 

Elizabeth Withers, '30 

Laura Martin Jarman, '31 



Caroline Kochtitsky, '31 
Freda Weinberg, '31x29 
Mary Bair Bowman, '31 
Elizabeth Crawford, '31 
Edythe Hardesty, '31x29 
Anvilla Prescott, '32 
Harriet Seem, '32 
Susie Harris, '32 
Elizabeth Fields, '32 
Billie Burke, '32 
Kitty Reid, '32 
Page Howard, '32 
Josephine Hutcheson, '32 
Frances Tabh, '32> 
Elizabeth Louderback, '33 
Betty Buel, '33 
Kitty Shankweiler, '33 
Ruth Hopewell, '33 
^Margaret Grabill, '33 

Caroline Caldwell, '34 

Kathr>Ti Little, '34 

Jacqueline Perkins, '34 

Catherine Zimmerman, '34 

Kitty Drummond, '34 

Mary Lou McCutchan, '34 

Louise McDanald, '34 

Mary Larrick, '34 

Grace Crowe, '34 

Marjorie Carmichael, '34x31 

Ann Holman, '34 

Lib Steele, '34x32 

Mary Cornell, '35x33 

Lois Prescott, '35x32 

Alice Guerrant, '36x33 

Alice Pierce, '36x33 

Sadie Roberts, '36x33 

Helen Hoist, '36x34 

Margaret Jancovius, '36x34 

Susan Harris, '36x34 

Betty Crock, '36x34 

Frances Benson Boughton, '36x33 

Frances Edwards, '37x34 

Virginia Powell, '37x34 

Mary Sherier, '37x34 

Elizabeth Dorrier, '37x34 

Stuart Ellis Davis, '37x34 



38 MARY BALDWIN COLLEGK 

MARY BALDWIN ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 

Officers of the Association 

Maggie Bell Roller Robinson (Mrs. Warren S.) President 

Fort Defiance, Virginia 

Margarett Kable Russell (Mrs. Thomas H.) Honorary President 

Kable Station, Staunton, Virginia 

Bessie Wallace Landes Pirst Vice-President 

509 East Beverley Street, Staunton, A'irginia 

Janet Stephenson Roller (Mrs. Charles S., Jr.) Second Vice-President 

Fort Defiance, Virginia 

Marie Hammond Wonson (Mrs. Roy W.) Recording Secretary 

214 North Market Street, Staunton, Virginia 

Laura Morrison Brown Corresponding Secretary 

216 East Frederick Street, Staunton, Virginia 

Fannie Strauss Treasurer 

315 North New Street, Staunton, Virginia 

Mary Moore Pancake Executive Secretary 

Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, \''irginia 

Chapter Chairmen 

Atlanta Katherine Woodrow, care A. R. C Decatur, Ga. 

Baltimore Katherine MacDonald Conklin (Mrs. Chas. A.) . .5219 Springlake Way 

Birmingham Margaret Builder Benners (Mrs. Thos. H., Jr.) . . . .2515 Crest Road 

Charlotte Helenora Withers 800 Queen's Road 

Florida Frances Benson Boughton (Mrs. Herman) 7863 Collins Ave., 

Miami Beach 

Harrisonburg Helen Morrison Woodstock, Va. 

Los Angeles Elizabeth Cox Douglas (Mrs. Harold E.) Placentia, Cal. 

Lower Valle}^ Elizabeth Hume Carr (Mrs. Clay B.) Boyce, Va. 

Lynchburg, Va Pauline Phipps Shotwell (Mrs. H. C.) 225 Boston Ave. 

New York City Eula Kate Brozvn Tuttle (Mrs. C. H.) . .275 Arch St., Englewood, N. J. 

Philadelphia Lillian Kraiis Katz (Mrs. A. L.) .6655 AlcCallum St., Germantown 

Eastern Pennsylvania . . . Plarriett Seem Bath, Pa. 

Richmond Anna Parker 923 W. Franklin St. 

Roanoke, Va Lewis Prye Draper (Mrs. Wm. B.) 533 Washington Ave., S. W. 

Rockbridge County, Va. . Hope Stuart Lexington, Va. 

Salem, Va Knox Littlepage Clark (Mrs. Lewis J.) "Monterey" 

Spartanburg Mary Berkeley Simpson (Mrs. R. C.) 124 Avant St. 

Staunton Alargaret Kent Bell 204 East Frederick St. 

Washington Mary Virginia Noel Evans (Mrs. A. B.) .... 1000 Urell Place, N. E. 

Executive Board 

Dorothy Hisey Bridges (Mrs. H. L., Jr.) 
Bessie Adams Caldwell (Mrs. E. Russell) 
Emily Pancake Smith (Mrs. H. McK.) 
Charlotte Ranson Taylor (Mrs. Herbert J.) 
Annabel Timberlake Hogshead (Mrs. Thomas) 
Aiargaret McChesney 
Carlotta Kahle Morriss (Mrs. W. S.) 
Constance Curry Carter (Mrs. Curry) 
Anvilla Prescott 

Alumna Trustee 

Margarett Kahle Russell (Mrs. Thomas. H.) 



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