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APRIL, 1949 


Saturday, May 14 
8:00 a.m.— Senior Class Chapel Service. 
8:15 p.m.— Commencement Play— 'Wuther- 

ing Heights" in High School 

Sunday, May 15 
10:30 a.m.— Baccalaureate Service— Sermon by 

President Lloyd. 
4:00 p.m.— Senior Music Hour in New 

Providence Church. 
7:00 p.m.— Commencement Vespers— Sermon 

by M. le pasteur Marcel Prader- 

vand. Executive Secretary, World 

Presbyterian Alliance. 

Monday, May 16 

8:00 a.m.— Chapel Service— Distribution of 

2:30 p.m.— Tennis Match— Maryville vs. 

Tusculum College. 
8:15 p.m.— Commencement Play — "Wuther- 

ing Heights" in High School 


Tuesday, May 1 7 
Alumni Day 

8:00 a.m.— Chapel Service— Musical Program. 

3:00 p.m.— Reception for Alumni, Seniors, 
to Parents of Students, Faculty, 

5:00 p.m. Other Guests by President and 
Mrs. Lloyd at the President's 

7:00 p.m.— Annual Alumni Dinner in Col- 
lege Dining Hall. 

9:00 p.m.— Band Concert on the Campus. 
Wednesday, May 18 

8:30 a.m.— Spring Meeting of the Directors 
of Maryville College. 

10:30 a.m.— Graduation Exercises, 130th 
Year— Conferring of Degrees and 
Certificates; Address to the Grad- 
uates by Rev. Dr. E. Fay Camp- 
bell, Secretary, Division of High- 
er Education, Presbyterian Board 
of Christian Education. 

1948 - 1949 

President Earl W. Blazer, '30 

Vice-President A.B. Waggoner, '14 

Recording Secretary Winifred Painter, '15 

Executive Secretary 

Executive Committee 

Class of 1949: Mrs. Earl Blazer, '31; Mrs. Ray Foster, '20; Mr. Marvin Minear, '39. 
Class of 1950: Mrs. Arthur Bushing, '42; Mrs. John Carson. '17; Mr. Leslie Webb Jr.. '33. 
Class of 1951: Mr. Arnold Kramer, '40; Mr. Joe L. Marshall, '28; Mrs. Clyde Murray, '13. 



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Maryville. Tennessee 

Ralph Waldo Lloyd 






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A letter went out from the College in April over the names of the Presidents of the College and the Alumni Associa- 
tion. It and the enclosure gave the Commencement schedule. As this is written Commencement is still ahead of us, hut 
when it is read Commencement will be over. This magazine gathers up some of the news of the year and I am permitted 
to include this personal communication. 


The number of seniors receiving degrees on Commencement Day is expected to be 111. There are eleven others 
who received their degrees at the end of the first semester (December 22, 1948), and there are eleven who expect to 
complete their graduation requirements in some summer school during the next few months. If these numbers ma- 
terialize the Class of 1949 will total 133. The average during ten years before World War II was 120. 


This will bring the total number of living graduates of Maryville College to 3360. They live in every State in the 
Union with the possible exception of one and in many foreign countries. Approximately six hundred live in Blount 
and Knox Counties near the College, and eight hundred in the eastern Adantic seaboard States. More than half of you 
have graduated since I came to the presidency in 1930. We are indeed a growing family. 

Alumni Chapel Campaign 

May I call the serious attention of the "family" to the statement on the opposite page concerning plans for extending 
the chapel rebuilding campaign to all alumni. I sincerely trust that every one of you will make a subscription when the 
request comes in these next weeks. Such a trust, even such an expectation, is reasonable. It is difficult to imagine a 
living graduate of Maryville College who would not wish to contribute to the building of a Chapel now. 

Fine Arts Center 

As indicated in a special article on another page, we hope to begin construction of the new Fine Arts Center before 
fall. Of course, exorbitant building costs may cause delay but we are hoping it will not be so. As we approach the times 
when we may be able to rebuild the Chapel and construct a Fine Arts Center, we should realize with deep gratitude 
this fact: that to replace the cherished Voorhees Chapel we are planning not only a new and larger chapel building 
but also an entirely new Fine Arts Center. The two will multiply the facilities we had before the fire. The total cost 
will be more than $700,000, of which, in the providence of God, we have $500,000 in sight. 
Aluminum Company of America 

We have been gratified and helped by the magnificent gift of the Aluminum Company of America to endow a Pro- 
fessorship in Chemistry. Elsewhere in this issue is a more detailed report of this gift. We desire that an increasingly 
significant cooperative program will result from this generous support given by our great industrial neighbor. 

As the Year Closes 

It is a startling fact that four college years have passed since V-J Day. Some of the things Maryville hopeo. to ao soon 
after the war have been done. But some yet remain. We constantly plan for the future, but plans sometimes are elbowed 
aside by the urgencies of each day. Life and work with our 916 students this year is interesting and challenging but 
it is demanding also. And it is for them we are here. It is for others like them that we plan and ask alumni around the 

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The time has come when all graduates and former students 
everywhere must be asked to contribute toward rebuilding the 
Chapel. Those who live in the Maryville and Knoxville communi- 
ties had opportunity last fall to make subscriptions and many did 
so. A few who live at a distance have sent gifts but until now 
there has been no general appeal to the three thousand graduates 
or to others who live beyond our local communities. 

An Alumni Campaign Soon 

A campaign to secure contributions from every graduate and 
every former student will start in June and will continue through 
October. It has been approved by the Directors of the College 
and the Executive Committee of the Alumni Association. 

In due time all who read this will receive a brochure contain- 
ing the plan of giving. In areas where there is a sufficient concen- 
tration of alumni, a program of personal contact will be organized 
by fellow alumni with the help of some of us from the campus. 
Alumni who cannot be reached in this way will receive pledge 
cards by mail to be returnedby mail. 

The Chapel Fund Passes $200,000 

The building cost of the Elizabeth R. Voorhees Chapel forty- 
three years ago was the unbelievably small sum of $34,000. When 
it burned in 1947 the College received approximately $75,000 
from insurance. That is more than twice the original cost, but is 
of course far below the estimated cost of $400,000 for the new 
Samuel Tyndale Wilson Chapel. The new building must be fire- 
proof, should be a third larger than the old Chapel, and if 
built anytime in this generation it cannot escape inflated prices. 

During the months following the fire about $25,000 in 
pledges and gifts was received from various friends. Last fall 
campaigns were conducted in the Maryville and Knoxville Com- 
munities from which came gifts and pledges totaling nearly 
$100,000. Thus, with the insurance the grand total on hand in 
money and pledges is approximately $200,000. 
The Share of the Alumni 

It is now necessary to ask alumni and former students all over 
the world to provide the other $200,000 which we must have in 

After the Chapel burned and before the walls fell. 

sight before the Chapel can be built. A considerable number of 
alumni who live in the Maryville and Knoxville areas have al- 
ready given through the community campaigns, but most of those 
living elsewhere have not been asked to give to the Chapel until 
now. In this article we are not asking for gifts but are announcing 
that such an appeal will be sent forth soon. 
A Noble Memorial 

As stated in the April, 1948 issue of this Bulletin, the new 
Chapel will be named for Dr. Samuel Tyndale Wilson, fifth 
President of the College (1901-1930). Dr. Wilson graduated 
from the College in 1878, was a professor here for seventeen 
years before becoming President, and was fourteen years President 
Emeritus before his death in 1946. His life was closely bound up 
to that of Maryville College for sixty-five years. The Samuel 
Tyndale Wilson Chapel will be an exceedingly appropriate and 
worthy memorial, and will help to perpetuate the name of the 
man who in fact, more than any other person, has made the 
Maryville College which we know. And it will be a memorial 
of maximum usefulness throughout the coming generations. 

It is sincerely hoped that every person who reads these words 
will give the utmost amount possible. This is necessary if the 
Chapel is to be rebuilt. 

-Ralph W. Lloyd 

Ruins of Fine Arts Studio 


Preliminary plans for the Fine Arts Center have been ap- 
proved and working drawings are being prepared by Schweikher 
and Elting, Architects, Chicago. The time schedule now calls 
for completion of the working drawings by early June and the 
submission of bids about July. If building conditions are not 
too unsatisfactory we hope that construction can be started in 
late summer. There is still considerable economic uncertainty in 
our country and no one can foresee conditions of materials and 
labor, but we are aiming at this schedule. 

The Fine Arts Center will be located on the open ground 
which now constitutes part of the golf course at the north 
corner of the campus, across the roads from Baldwin Hall and 
the Chapel site, toward the Southern R.R. station. The building 
will be of brick with extensive use of plate glass on the north 
and east sides and in the foyer of the auditorium. Selected woods 
will appear in several interior uses. 

The design is distinctively contemporary and functional. Over- 
all length of the building from southwest to northeast is about 
three hundred feet (the length of a football field) and there 
are three perpendicular wings. The height will be one and two 

The plans provide teaching studios for Music and Art, class- 
rooms, music practice rooms, an art gallery, art work rooms, a 
fine arts library, offices, a lounge with kitchenette, radio control 
room, band and orchestra rehearsal rooms, an auditorium seating 
about 275 for music recitals and concerts, and an outdoor theater. 
The facilities for dramatic art and choir rehearsal will be on the 
ground floor of the Chapel, which is to be a separate building. 

The Fine Arts Center will be a memorial to Ann Baldwin 
Lloyd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glen A. Lloyd of Chicago, 
who died suddenly the day after our Chapel burned two years 

The 1949 February Meetings were very successful and brought 
true blessing to the campus. Pictured in the Alumni Gymnasium 
where, of course, the morning services were held, are President 
Lloyd, Dr. S. E. Stringham, the song leader, Dr. Howard Moody 
Morgan, the leader of the Meetings, and Dr. Henry Barraclough, 


New Clubs 

Five new Maryville College clubs have been organized since 
the last issue of the Alumni Bulletin. President Lloyd was present 
at each place to speak concerning the College and to help with 
the organization, and at two of the places, Cincinnati and Louis- 
ville, Earl W. Blazer, '30, president of the Alumni Association, 
and Mrs. Blazer were also present. 

The Metropolitan Maryville College Club was organized in 
New York City on November 5. Fifty-three persons gathered at 
the Hotel New Yorker for dinner. The following officers were 
elected: Ralph B. Teffeteller, '32, chairman; William S. Quig- 
ley, '36, vice chairman; and J. O. Henderson, '22, secretary- 
treasurer. The second meeting of the Club is being held in May. 
If you live in the New York area and are not in touch with this 
group, send your name and address to Mr. Henderson, whose 
address is 30 Pierce Street, New Rochelle, New York. 

The Ohio Valley Maryville College Club is the name under 
which alumni of Cincinnati and southern Ohio and northern 
Kentucky reorganized on December 2. A dinner meeting was 
held at the University of Cincinnati YMCA. Officers elected 
were: Robert W. Bishop, '26, chairman; Robert C. Borcer, 
'36, vice chairman; Alfred H. Davies, '41, secretary-treasurer, 
whose address is 2441 Malvern Avenue, Dayton, Ohio. 

The Louisville Maryville College Club was formed at a 
meeting held at the central YMCA in Louisville on December 
3. An enthusiastic group of alumni from as far away as Frank- 
fort, Kentucky, gathered for dinner and a program. James M. 
Brown, '26, was elected chairman; Irvin K. McArthur, '47, vice 
chairman; Peggy Caldwell Smith, '45, secretary-treasurer. Mrs. 
Smith may be addressed: Mrs. Charles C. Smith, 1926 Win- 
ston Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky. 

Northern Ohio Maryville College Club came into being at 
a meeting of thirty-five alumni in Cleveland on April 8. The 
meeting was held at Old Stone Church on the Public Square, 
where dinner was served by women of the church. The officers 
are: chairman, Arthur R. Kinsler, Jr., '24; vice chairman, 
Robert W. Tripp, '34; secretary-treasurer, Mrs. Albert Slawson, 
'37 (Jeanne Fenn), whose address is 3198 West 71st Street, 
Cleveland 2, Ohio. 

The Michigan Maryville College Club is the youngest of the 
fourteen now active. It was organized at a dinner meeting in 
the Women's League on the campus of the University of 
Michigan, Ann Arbor, April 9. As the accompanying picture 
will show, there had been a planning meeting in Detroit some- 
time before. The following are the officers who were elected: 
Paul Armstrong, '24, chairman; Mrs. Edward T. Raney, ex '33 
(Margaret Melody), vice chairman: Phyllis Irshay, ex '45, 
secretary-treasurer. Miss Irshay's address is 11611 Nardin. De- 
troit 4, Michigan. 

The Fourteen Clubs 
There are about fourteen active Maryville College Clubs in the 
United States; the club names and chairmen are listed below. 
In at least two other centers organization plans are afoot at this 
writing. In addition to these there are a few other areas where 
there are sufficient concentrations of alumni for clubs and steps 
toward organization are to be taken. Membership in Maryville 
College clubs is open not only to graduates but to all who have 
at any time attended the College. 
Atlantic Highlanders 

Duncan J. Crowley. '36. chairman 

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Alumni in Detroit laying plans for the Michigan meeting. Left to 
right: Wilson McTeer, '25, R. A. N. Wilson, Jr., '23, John K. Tope, 
'33, President Lloyd, Margaret Melody Raney, '33, Allan W. 
Herdman, '30, and Edward T. Raney, '31. Paul Armstrong, '24, 
took the picture. 

Chattanooga Maryville College Club 

Joe B. Hacker, '32, chairman 
Golden Gate Maryville College Club 

Andrew Wade Morton, '01, chairman 
Louisville Maryville College Club 

James M. Brown, '26, chairman 
Maryville Highlanders oF Atlanta 

William F. Buchanan, '11, chairman 
Maryville College Club of Birmingham 

David M. Hall, '42, chairman 
Maryville College Club of Southern California 

Robert C. Butts, '48, chairman 
Metropolitan Maryville College Club 

Ralph B. Teffeteller, '32, chairman 

Michigan Maryville College Club 

Paul Armstrong, '24, chairman 
National Capital Maryville College Club 

Homer E. McCann, '32, chairman 
North Carolina Maryville College Club 

Hiram S. Balch, '15, chairman 
Northern Ohio Maryville College Club 

Arthur R. Kinsler, '24, chairman 
Ohio Valley Maryville College Club 

Robert W. Bishop, '26, chairman 
Western Pennsylvania Maryville College Club 

H. Gordon Harold, '27, chairman 


Rebecca Bigger, '25, to Dr. John B. Haskins, December 31, 1948. 
Weldon Hina, ex '33, to Naomi Woods, '34, October 30, 1948. 
Elizabeth Hope, ex '36, to Robert Munn, June 19, 1948. 
Harriet Huffstetler, '36, to Robert Gillespie, '38, April 30, 1949. 
Grace Jarnagin, '43, to Dr. Robert N. Cooley, July 1, 1948. 
Edith Monroe, '43, to Charles Vernon Landis, October 21, 1948. 
Kathleen Rainwater, '43, to Milton Carter Edwards, December 24, 

Jeanne Scheibell, '43, to John Kendall Cousens, October 15, 


Lenore Mae Wise, '44, to H.B. Shearer, August 15, 1948. 

Charles Colville, Jr., ex!,45, to Freida Jane Lutz. 

Virginia Gillette, '45, to R. William Gorton, June 22, 1948. 

Mary Batchelor, '46, to Dr. David John Seel, ex '46, May 18, 


Estelle Edmison Bryan, ex '46, to Harold Hill, December 7, 1948. 

Carl Best, ex '47, to Gladys* Browning, September 11, 1948. 

Robert Hunter, '47, to Lora C. Nesbitt, January 14, 1949. 

Dorothy Louise Justus, '47, to Andy Letus Sprinkle, October 15, 

Edward A. Voorhees, Jr., '47, to Loretta Nunn, '48, August 27, 

Barbara Wells, '47, to Walter McMurray Pate, ex '50. Feb- 
ruary 22, 1949. 
Ardeth Christine Wilson, '47, to Louis R. Renison, November 5, 

Julia Pancoast, '48, to James A. Householder, ex '50, December 28, 

Martha Lois Scanlon, '48, to Warren Nelson Ernest, '48, October 

19, 1948. 
Marguerite Priest, '49, to Robert Rosensteel, December 27. 1948. 
Myrtle Lawyer, ex '50, to Robert S. Williamson, August 28, 1948. 
Sarah Margaret Vawter, ex' 50, to Charles Prescott Barnes, 

August 30, 1948. 
Betty Lou Walker, ex '50, to Nevin D. Wherrell, December 18, 

Kenneth Boram, '51, to Anne Schwarzkopt, December 28, 1948. 
Frances James, ex '5 1 , to Robert E. Miller, December 25, 1948. 


Maryville College is one of fifty colleges listed in an out- 
standing article entitled, "Is the Small College Your Answer," 
written by James W. Hampton of Bloomfield, New Jersev. and 
published in the April, 1949 number of Good Housekeeping. 

The article is well written around the thesis that youth and 
parents will find in a large number of highly accredited colleges 
which do not enroll more than 1500 students and do not charge 
more than $1,000 a year, an answer to the higher education 
problem which has come from large enrolments and high fees. 

Fifty "good, small colleges" of the kind recommended are 
selected for illustration and description. Maryville is one of 
these. The author calls Maryville "a topnotch small college." 
It is impressive to discover that only one college in the list 
announces the annual cost to the student as less than that at 

Alumni will find it profitable to read this article. 


Thirteen seniors were elected to membership in Alpha Gamma 
Sigma, Maryville's honor scholarship society, this year. Two of the 
thirteen graduated a t Christmas— Irma Jean Benedict and 
David Park Hostettler. The others are as follows: Grace Ellen 
Cross. Barbara Leigh Eggleston, William Joseph Elzey, William 
Harold Hunter, Juanita Jeane Johnson, Edwin C. Pancoast, Ches- 
ter William Phillips, John Morris Poland, Charles Nelson Robin- 
son, Richard Howard Sprague, and Sara Kiger Wilson. 

The Aluminum Company of America presented a check for 
$100,000 to Maryville College in February. It is being used to 
endow a Professorship in Chemistry "on the Aluminum Com- 
pany of America Foundation." 

This is a truly magnificent investment in the Christian 
education program of the College by the world's pioneer and 
present largest manufacturers of aluminum; the Alcoa, Tennes- 
see, operations of the Company, within sight of the College, 
constitute the world's largest aluminum works. 

In his letter transmitting the gift, President Roy A. Hunt 
of the Company wrote from Pittsburgh to President Lloyd of 
the College in part as follows: 

"We have always been impressed with the soundness of edu- 
cational policies practiced by Maryville College in the prep- 
aration of its students for citizenship; more so because not all 
educational institutions have seen their objectives as clearly nor 
adhered as closely to their ideals in the achievement of these 
objectives. . . . 

"We hope that, not only through this grant but by reason of 
our long established confidence and understanding, our relation- 
ships will continue to be mutually beneficial to your fine college 
and our organization." 

In acknowledging the gift President Lloyd wrote in part as 

"Maryville College is profoundly grateful for this magnificent 
gift of $100,000 by the Aluminum Company of America. It 
helps to meet an essential need of the College. Also it indicates a 
confidence in the work of the College on the part of the Com- 
pany, which is a near neighbor, that is very encouraging. . . 

"We at Maryville College have long held the Aluminum 
Company of America in great respect not only because it makes 
these great contributions (employment, business advance, com- 
munity welfare) to all this area, but also because in its operations 
it has consistently maintained high ethical standards. Its deal- 
ings are fair dealings. Its support of community ideals has 
been widely marked. 




Dr. Lloyd and Dr. McCreery and the Check. 

"Church colleges, like Maryville, can be great community 
assets and have helped to make America great only when sup- 
ported by gifts of people and business firms that believe in the 
freedom and the necessity of Christian education." 

Public announcement of the gift was made on March 3 and 
the next morning Mr. Ralph M. Ferry, Manager of Tennessee 
Operations, and Mr. Albert D. Huddleston (a Maryville 
College man). Regional Manager of Public Relations, spoke 
at chapel. The accompanying pictures were taken in February 
when the check was presented and plans for the Professorship 
were discussed. Dr. O. C. McCreery, Chairman of the Com- 
pany's College Relations Committee, and Dr. Francis C. Frary, 
Director of Research, came from Pittsburgh to bring the gift, 
and with Mr. Huddleston and Mr. Ferry represented the Com- 
pany in talking over plans with officers of the College. 

Roy A. Hunt, President, Aluminum Company of America. After 
graduating from Yale University he began with the Company as 
a mill clerk at the New Kensington, Pa., works and rose steadily 
through various positions until he became President in 1928. 

Pictured in the President's office at the College are, left to right, 
President Lloyd, Dean Hunter, Dean McClelland, Judge John C. 
Crawford, Recorder of the College's Board of Directors, Mr. A. D. 
Huddleston, Regional Manager of Public Relations, Dr. Francis C. 

Miss Jessie K. Johnson, Assistant Professor of English, is on 
Sabbatical leave this semester to study at Columbia University. 
She will be back on the campus in the fall. 

Dr. Griffitts, Professor of Chemistry, has been serving this 
year as president of the East Tennessee Section of the American 
Chemical Society. In June the East Tennessee Section will be 
host to a large regional convention in Oak Ridge. 

The Tennessee Philological Association, at the invitation 
of the faculty of the Division of Languages and Literature, held 
its annual meeting here in March. One feature of the meeting 
was a delightful presentation of scenes from "The Beggar's 
Opera" arranged and presented by Professor Lindsey of the 
University of Chattanooga with the assistance of the Maryville 
College music department. Miss Catharine Wilkinson, Associate 
Professor of French, was elected president for the ensuing year. 

Many faculty members have attended meetings of national 
organizations. President Lloyd attended the meetings of the 
Presbyterian College Union and the Association of American 
Colleges in January; he and Dean McClelland attended the 
Southern Association of Colleges meeting, and he, Dean Mc- 
Clelland, Miss Massey, Dean of Women, and Mr. Henry, Acting 
Treasurer, attended the Tennessee College Association meeting 
in Nashville. Mr. Henry also attended the Southern Association 
of University and College Business Officers meeting in Berea, 
Kentucky. Mrs. Kramer and Miss Davies also went to Nashville 
to the Tennessee College Association and to meetings in ele- 
mentary education and music respectively. Last fall Dr. Briggs 
attended a meeting of all directors of Teachers' Workshops in 
Tennessee. During the Christmas vacation Dr. Queener went 
to the American Historical Association meeting in Washington, 
Miss Davies to the National Association of Schools of Music in 
Chicago, and Mr. Ainsworth to the American Political Science 
Association in Chicago. In April Miss Lightfoot attended the 
national convention of the American Association of Collegiate 
Registrars in Columbus, Ohio, and Miss Henry attended the ' 
D.A.R. Congress in Washington. Miss Grierson went to the 
Tennessee Library Association meeting in Gatlinburg. Dr. Case, 
Mrs. Pieper, and six of their sociology students attended the 
Southern Sociological Society, which met in Knoxville this 

Other activities of the faculty have been varied. Mr. Hughes 
gave an organ recital at Clinton, Tennessee; the ministers on 
the faculty are in constant demand as preachers in the churches 
of this area; under the direction of Mr. Engelhardt, students in 

Frary, Director of Research, Dr. O. C. McCreery, Chairman of 
the College Relations Committee, and Mr. R. M. Ferry, Manager 
of Tennessee Operations. 

one of his classes have organized the first chartered Negro Boy 
Scout troop in Blount County. Dr. Queener wrote an article, 
published in the East Tennessee Historical Publication, on the 
change of sentiment on secession in Tennessee between February 
and June, 1861; The School Musician carried an article by Mr. 
Hughes entitled "The Business of Conducting." 

Mrs. West, who retired in 1947, had a serious operation in 
March but is now up and about again. 

Dr. Ralph S. Collins, who formerly taught modem languages 
at Maryville, and Mrs. Collins were recent visitors. After a term 
of service as a vice-consul in Germany, Dr. Collins is at Colum- 
bia University this year studying Russia and the Russian lang- 
uage. He and Mrs. Collins and their three children expect to 
leave for Russia in July. 

Miss Rachel Armstrong, on the Home Economics faculty 
from 1934 to 1943, is now in Chattanooga working in the 
Federal School Lunch Program. 


High School Day for the seniors of the Blount County high 
schools was held on the campus April 29. The project was 
sponsored by the Blount County Chamber of Commerce in 
cooperation with the College and the high school principals. 

Approximately four hundred seniors were present at the 
opening meeting at 9; 45 in the Alumni Gymnasium. After a 
brief program of introductions, music, and explanation, the 
assembly was divided into vocational-interest groups in which 
discussions were conducted by leading business, industrial, and 
professional men of the community. Ten separate group dis- 
cussions were held, each covering a group of related vocations. 

Following the discussions a barbecue lunch was served by 
members of the Chamber of Commerce, with "seconds" and 
"thirds" available for all. A tour was conducted to points of in- 
terest on the campus. Unfortunately, a tennis match with Milli- 
gan College, and a baseball game with Emory and Henry Col- 
lege, which had been planned to round out the day's activities, 
could not be played because of rain. 

Reaction to High School Day was favorable, both from the 
high schools and the community. The fact that the vocational 
discussions were gauged to meet the needs of all seniors, regard- 
less of their further educational plans, created additional interest 
and comment. Consideration is being given to the idea of making 
High School Day an annual event and enlarging its scope. 


Here And There 


Andrew Wade Morton of California visited the College 
recently. He was enroute to Africa for a two month's stay. Dr. 
Morton is eighty-one years old and is still a practicing physician. 


O. H. Logan and his wife (George Ella Simpson) visited the 
College campus in January. They are now living in Belle, West 

D. W. Proffitt was a delegate to the first annual National 
Council of Presbyterian Men in Chicago, February 11-13, and 
was elected vice-president for the area which includes Tennessee, 
North and South Carolina. Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Missis- 
sippi and Louisiana. 

Mrs. D. W. Proffitt (Gray Webb), who has held many 
positions of responsibility in the women's organizations of the 
Presbyterian Church, has recently been appointed a member 
of the Board of Christian Education of the Presbyterian Church, 
U. S. A. 


Catharine Wilkinson, Associate Professor of French at Mary- 
ville College, was elected President of the Tennessee Philolo- 
gical Association at the annual meeting of the group held at the 
College March 4 and 5. 


Mrs. Jancer Lawrence Tweed (Ashton Clayton, ex'20) has 
been for the past two years editor of the Ohio DAR News. The 
Tweeds live in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Mr. Tweed is a member 
of the law firm of Hammond and Tweed in Akron. 


Mrs. T. A. Askew (Jeannette Hibbert) is now living in Rich- 
land, Washington. 

G. Hurst Paul, ex '21, is Business Manager of Green Mountain 
Junior College in Poultney, Vermont. 


Percy Buchanan is Professor of Oriental History at the Uni- 
versity of Oklahoma. In December he was the speaker at the 
Founder's Day dinner of Phi Beta Kappa, speaking on the sub- 
ject "East is East." 

Lee R. Herndon is head of the Chemical Laboratory of the 
North America Rayon Company in Elizabethton, Tennessee. 
The following is from a recent issue of The Branched Chain, 
publication of the East Tennessee Section of The American 
Chemical Society: "Dr. Hemdon has several patents to his 
credit among which are patents on prevention of shrinkage of 
cellophane during drying and adhesion of cellulose fibers to 
rubber. The later was a secret process used during the last war 
and has only recently been issued." 

Charles N. Sharpe, who was pastor of the Presbyterian Church 
in Milan, Tennessee, has accepted a call to the First Presby- 
terian Church in Cookeville, Tennessee. 


Mark Comett (Prep. '23), according to information received 
in March, has been for several months a patient at the University 
Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is suffering from a rare 
disease, his being the third case on record at the hospital. Mark's 
wife and children, Francis, 13 and Julia Ann, 9, live in nearby 
Willow Village. Mark would greatly appreciate hearing from 
old friends. 

Ethel DeHaven is doing secretarial work at a government air- 
field in Fairfield. Ohio. 

Mrs. Edward Jandy (Lorene Smith), in a letter to the 
Alumni Office in which she brought us up to date on several 
of her classmates, stated that she and her husband and fourteen 
year old daughter, Gail, visited the campus last August when 
they were enroute to Miami, Florida for their vacation. 

Mts. Howard W. Newton (Winona Wade Johnston) is teach- 
ing English in Conniston Junior High School in West Palm 
Beach, Florida. Her husband's work is with the Social Security 
Office. The Newtons have two daughters; the older one will enter 
Maryville next fall. 


Mrs. Chester C. Cook (Virginia Clark) and her husband are 
building a new home in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, where 
both are employed in the Veterans Hospital. 

Edward G. Cornelius and his wife (Annie M. Fisher ,'27) 
are living in Ruston, Louisiana, where Dr. Cornelius is Chair- 
man of the Marketing and Management Division at Louis- 
iana Polytechnic Institute. 

J. E. Fawcett is on the staff of the Presbytery of Pittsburgh. 
He is Assistant to the Superintendent as Director of Missions. 

Garnet Leader of Birmingham. Alabama, is national Vice- 
president of Kappa Pi, honorary art fraternity. In December she 
installed and presented the charter to the newly organized 
chapter at State Teachers College at Jonesboro, Arkansas. 

George K. Neff is now pastor of the Columbia Avenue Pres- 
byterian Church in Sheffield, Alabama. 


Robert W. Bishop, who is Dean of Men at the University of 
Cincinnati, has recently been elected President of the National 
Association of College Honor Societies. 

Maryann Ilasz is still in Y.W.C.A. work, but has transferred 
from New Haven. Conn, to Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Miser Richmond is a member of the faculty of Tennessee 
Polytechnic Institute at Cookeville, Tennessee. Mrs. Richmond 
(Christine Painter, '24) is teaching home economics in the 
Baxter Academy. 


W. C. Burris writes that he is teaching a class of twenty 
veterans On-the- Farm-Training at Doak High School at Tus- 
culum, Tennessee. He says also that he has a daughter who 
will be ready to enter Maryville next fall. 

Wallace C. Merwin, ex '27. and his family were evacuated 
by air from Peiping to Shanghai on December 1 2th. The three 
older children came to the United States and the two younger 
are staying with their parents. Wallace is giving half time to 
the National Christian Council and half time to the Associated 
Mission Treasurer's office. 



Mrs. Joe Phillips (Elizabeth Crow) is doing graduate work 
at the University of Tennessee. She is state president-elect of 
the American Association of University Women. 

Mrs. P. J. Stokes (Imogene Crowley) has recently left Mary- 
ville to make her home in Tampa, Florida. 

William T. Swaim, Jr., ex '28, of Mount Holly Springs, 
Pennsylvania, is a candidate for Governor of the 181st District 
of Rotary International. 

Inez Burns was a member of the House Committee of the 
Fifty-eighth Continental Congress of DAR which met in Wash- 
ington, D. C. in April. 

Russell Gilmore, pastor of Warren Memorial Presbyterian 
Church in Louisville, Kentucky, was the Vespers' speaker at 
the College on April 24. 

F. Alvin McCann and his wife (Barbara Lyle, '32) and 
family have moved to Millersville. Pennsylvania, where Alvin is 
Assistant Professor of Biology at Millersville State Teachers 

Merle Beebe writes from Great Falls, Montana: "I have 
specialized in child welfare work in the general field of social 
work and have been in Montana for the past five years. The 
work continues to be stimulating and satisfying." 

Ralph Teffeteller, who for the past two years has been Di- 
rector of the Henry Street Settlement, in New York City, is 
continuing his work there. He visited the College last fall and 
was quite impressed with the added attraction on the "hill"- 
the Student Center. 

Hugh H. Hannah and his wife (Anne Trewhitt) are living 
in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania. Hugh has recently been 
transferred by the Aluminum Company of America to its plant 
in Cressona, Pennsylvania, where he is Personnel Manager. 
Clifton E. Moore is radio pastor of the First Congregational 
Church in Los Angeles, California. 

Mrs. Ella K. Booker (Ella Martin Kilgore) is working as 
cashier for the Western Kentucky Gas Company in Danville, 

Madison Byar and his wife (Ruth Peery, '33) and two sons 
have recently come to Maryville to make their home. 

Malvern Clopton and his wife (Carrie Lou Tweed) are living 
in Nashville, Tennessee, where Malvern is Assistant Manager of 
the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company's office. 

John E. Phay is now Director of the Bureau of Educational 
Research and Associate Professor of Education at the University 
of Mississippi. He received the degree of Doctor of Education 
from Teachers College, Columbia University, in 1946. 

Hugh E. Powel, who has been Regional Director of Religious 
Education for the Synod of Florida, is now pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church in Oakland, Florida. 

Randolph Shields and his wife (Arta Grace Hope) are living 
in Emory, Virginia. Randolph is Associate Professor of Biology 
at Emory and Henry College. 

Michael P. Testa and his wife (Christine Holscher, ex '44) 
are in Portugal, having been appointed by the Board of Foreign 

Alma J. Whiffen, '37, in her research laboratory at the Upjohn 
Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 


The November 22nd issue of Time magazine and other period- 
icals carried articles concerning a new antibiotic, Actidione, 
discovered by Dr. Alma J. Whiffen, of the Upjohn Company 
research staff. This antifungal antibiotic was discovered by Dr. 
Whiffen in her search for an antibiotic effective against fungi 
responsible for human disease. In preliminary experiments with 
Actidione, prevention and cures within 48 hours of powdery mil- 
dew of bean plants, roses, and tomato leaf have already been re- 
ported, and investigation is now under way on a large scale to 
define the antifungal range of Actidione against many fungus 
diseases of plants and to delineate methods of use in control 

After graduation from Maryville in 1937, Miss Whiffen studied 
at the University of North Carolina, receiving both her master's 
and her doctor's degrees there. In 1942 she was granted a fel- 
lowship by the National Research Council for a year's study 
at Harvard University. 

Missions of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. to work in co- 
operation with the Joint Committee on Evangelical Co-operation. 
Their address is Avenida Almirante Reis, 260 R/C Esq., Lisbon 


Douglas M. Carhart has accepted a call to be pastor of the 
Presbyterian churches of Horicon and Hustisford, Wisconsin. 
He will begin his work there on June 1, 1949. He and his 
wife (Estelle Green, '36) and family will live in Horicon, 
which is about fifty miles northwest of Milwaukee. 

Phyllis Dexter will receive her Master's degree in English 
from the University of Tennessee in June. 

William C. Frishe and his wife (Eleanor Pflanze, '36) are 
now living in Potsdam, New York, where Bill has recendy taken 
up his duties as Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering 
in Clarkson College of Technology. 

Edward V. Lodwick is with the Wm. S. Merrell Company, 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, working in the Cleveland area. 
He lives in Bay Village, Ohio. 

Mrs. Morris Muskat (Fern Metzger) visited Maryville friends 
in April, while her husband was attending a meeting at Oak 


Mrs. Jose del Nero (Elizabeth Peterson) in a letter to Mrs. 
Hugh Crawford, Jr. (Dorothy Nethery) says that her two- 
year-old daughter speaks Portuguese more fluently than English. 

James R. Smith, his wife and two children were severely in- 
jured in an automobile accident on October 16, as they were on 
their way back to Knoxville from the College. We are glad 
to be able to report that all have now recovered. "Jimmy" and 
his vounger daughter paid a visit to the CoDege and to the 
Alumni Office recently. 

Mrs. Troy Organ (Lorena Mae Dunlap), her husband and 
two children spent several days in the Smoky Mountains this 


William S. Quigley and his wife (Elinor Ackerman, ex '39) 
are living in Nyack, New York, where Bill is pastor of the Re- 
formed Church. 

Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Gamble have an adopted daughter. Gale 
is four and a half years old and has been living with the Gambles 
since August, 1947. 

Mrs. Richard S. Glidden (Joan Dexter) is now living in Los 
Altos, California. 

When you are in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, visit Fahne- 
stocks' Restaurant at 1010 South Main Street, where Bill 
Fahnestock, ex '38 and his brother are proprietors. 

Paul H. Fox is Assistant General Sales Manager (Aluminum 
Division) of the Reynolds Metal Company in Louisville, 

Edward H. Gillingham is employed by the William S. 
Scull Co., Camden, New Jersey, as Chief Chemist in the 
Research and Development department. 

Gus Hernandez will be at Duke University this summer as 
a visiting associate professor of Spanish. 

John Knox Coit has been appointed Head of the Philoso- 
phy and Psychology Department of the Associated Colleges of 
Upper New York for 1949-50. He will be located at Champlain 
College in Plattsburg, New York. At present Knox is at Sampson 
College in Geneva, New York. 

Mrs. Nathan F. Drake (Edith Gillette) is attending San 
Francisco Theological Seminary at San Anselmo, California. 
Edward Armstrong Jussely, Jr. has been awarded the Whitner 
Memorial Fellowship at Columbia Theological Seminary. The 
fellowship provides for a year of advanced study at an ap- 
proved American or European University. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gale Hedrick, ex '40, visited the campus in 
March. Their home is in Riverside, Illinois. They have three 
children— a daughter, Penelope, and twin boys, Brook and Brad. 
Elsie Klingman has transferred from the Dwight Indian 
Training School at Vian, Oklahoma to Government Indian 
School in Tuba City, Arizona. 

James Howard Thompson was awarded the Ph.D. degree by 
the University of Pittsburgh on January 27, 1949. He is at 
present Assistant Professor of Economics and Business at West 
Virginia University. 

John B. Astlcs was the author of an article about W. A. Scott, 

founder of San Francisco Theological Seminary, which appeared 
in the June issue of the California Historical Quarterly. John 
is pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Gridley, California. 

Kenneth Leroy Duncan is now pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church in Alexandria, Pennsylvania. 

Phil Evaul and his wife (Margaret Cloud, '39), after a year 
of language study in Colombia, (South America), were assigned 
to their first charge in January. They are in Rancagua, Chile, 
which is in the province of O'Higgins and south of Santiago. Phil 
writes that he is "thrilled with the field and its possibilities." 
His work is in the camps of the Braden Copper Mining Com- 
pany, which are in the Andes mountains. He says "it requires 
a good heart and good legs" since all travel is on foot because 
there is no level ground and there are no streets, but long 
flights of stairs to reach the houses constructed on the sides 
of the mountains. 

Marion Adele Kelly is teaching commercial science at Louis- 
burg College, Louisburg, North Carolina. 

J. D. Hughes (Lieutenant) was a visitor on the campus in 
April. He is in the Aviation Branch of the Navy. 

Vernon Lloyd received his degree from the School of Law 
of Yale University in February. 

John Melvin Magee and his wife (Margaret Sisk, '40) are 
living in Decatur, Georgia. John is pastor of the Panthersville 
Presbyterian Church and is doing graduate work at Columbia 

Joseph B. Magill is with Sears, Roebuck and Co. in Lima, 
Ohio, training to be a store manager. 

Arthur Peterson, in a Christmas greeting to Ted Pratt, '43, 
wrote that he and his wife (Marianna Allen) were eagerly 
anticipating the beginning of their work in Brazil. After a period 
of language study they were expecting to be appointed to their 
first charge in February. By way of a letter from his sister 
Elizabeth (see 1935) we have learned that the Petersons are 
now in Vitoria, Brazil. They were formerly in Juiz de Fora, Minas. 

Eldon Seamans has moved to Waterloo, Iowa, where he is 
pastor of the Northminster Presbyterian Church. 

Mrs. J. Brookes Smith (Bemeice Tontz) is studying Pub- 
lic Health at the University of Michigan. 

Jack Zcrwas and his wife (Helen Cone, '42) are in Minot, 
North Dakota. Jack is pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, 
which is host to the meeting of the Synod of North Dakota 
this year. 


Elizabeth Pascoe is now employed as Home Economics Ad- 
viser for the Public Service Electric and Gas Company in West 
New York, New Jersey. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Prewett (Ruth Lane, '42) have adopted 
a baby girl. Cynthia Ann was bom October 2, 1948 and came 
to live with the Prewetts on February 5. 1949. 

Robert E. Schwenk. Jr. ex '42, is a field executive of Boy 
Scouts of America. He is located in Schenectady. New \ork. 

Paul J. Sieber (Major) and his wife were visiting on the 
campus recently. Paul is in the Army Medical Corps and is 
stationed at Fort Mead, Maryland. 

Henry Wick was graduated from the University of Pennsyl- 
vania School of Law in February. 


Clyde R. Brown was installed as pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church of Gettysburg. Pennsylvania on January 19, 1949 


The charge to the pastor was given by the Reverend William 
T. Swaim, Jr. ex '28. 

Arthur Bushing and his wife (Dorothy Barber, '42) plan to 
be in Iowa City, Iowa again this summer, where Art will con- 
tinue his graduate study at the Universitv of Iowa. 

Katherine Crews, who is at Eastman School of Music, working 
toward her Master's degree, has received a fellowship for the 
year 1949-50. She will be an assistant in the orchestral depart- 

Sydney Duke, ex '43, has recently been discharged from the 
Army. He and his wife (Aura Santiago) are visiting his family 
in Arlington, Texas at the present time. 

Cecil O. Eanes is now pastor of the Presbyterian Church at 
Kenova, West Virginia. 

Charles Foreman, (1st Lt.) is taking a course in Industrial 
Administration at the USAF Institute of Technology, Wright- 
Patterson AF base, Dayton, Ohio. 

Mrs. Jonathan Hamersley (Janet Brown) is working in the 

Released Time Program of the New York City public schools. 

William J. R. Hargrave is working for the Perkins-Elmer 

Corporation. He does testing and research with electrical 


Mrs. Earl H. Lamken (Nola Pauline Johnson) and her 
husband received their Master's degrees from San Francisco 
Theological Seminary in May, 1948. 

Hal Lloyd wrote from the Philippines in November of a 
trip to Catubig in northern Samar, which was accomplished by 
plane, boat, launch, and finally, on foot. Hal's address is now 
Tacloban, Leyte, Philippine Islands. 

Robert K. Lockwood received the LL.B degree from George 
Washington University on November 11, 1948. He is now 
working as a lawyer for the American Surety Co. in Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Olson Pemberton and his wife (Jean Patterson), in a letter 
to their friends, presented an over-all picture of their work in 
Brazil (Xanxero, Santa Catarina). They would greatly appre- 
ciate any used sports equipment (for baseball, Softball, basket- 
ball, volleyball, football), no matter how old. Send it to the 
Shipping Department, Board of Foreign Missions of the Presby- 
terian Church, U.S.A., 156 Fifth Ave., New York, New York, 
with a note indicating that it is to be sent to the Pembertons. 
Willa A. Reed is Staff Dietitian at the Veterans Hospital in 
Coatesville, Pennsylvania. 

Mrs. D. E. Rowan, Jr. (Mary Morgan, ex '43) is now living 
in Dallas, Texas. 

Gabriel G. Williamson is pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church in Seward, Nebraska. 

Bruce Wilds, ex-'43 is working on a Master's degree in 
psychology, and, since March 1948, serving as a Vocational 
Counselor in the YMCA of Pittsburgh. Prior to that he was 
for eight months a Junior Psychologist in the Western State 


Jefferson I. Breazeale was graduated from the University of 
Tennessee College of Medicine with a B.S. in Pharmacy, in 
December, 1948. He is now employed at Byrne Drug Co. in 

William P. Clear received the D.D.S. degree from the 
University of Tennessee College of Medicine in December. He 
is now practicing dentistry in Jefferson City, Tennessee. 

Dana Dering Cox, ex '44 is attending medical school at the 
University of Pittsburgh. 

Elizabeth McConnell'is Staff Dietitian at the Veterans Ad- 
ministration Hospital in Butler, Pennsylvania. 

John Cameron Taylor and his wife (Aldyn Graham, ex '47) 
are living in Frostburg, Maryland, where John is in his third 
year as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. He is also 
active in various civic organizations such as the Rotary Club 
and the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Taylor is soprano 
soloist in churches in the area. 


Lois Collett is Y. W. C. A. Associate at the Tiffin, Ohio 
Y.M.-Y.W.C.A. She is in charge of women's activities and co-ed 

Jessie L. Fowler, ex '45, is doing private duty nursing in her 
home town of Nanty-Glo, Pennsylvania. 

The news was received last fall that Mrs. Glenn Griffin (Betty 
Hoagland, ex '45) was suffering from tuberculosis and would 
have to be hospitalized for at least a year. Her friends can write 
to her at 187-08 Nashville Blvd., Springfield Gardens 13, 
New York. 

James P. Hodges, ex '45, and his wife, (Catherine Crothers, 
'46) are living in Dixiana, Alabama. Jim is physician for a mining 
company there and does private practice also. 

Robert E. Seel is pastor of the Whitestone Presbyterian Church 
in New York. 


Madeline Cooke, ex '46, was a recent campus visitor. She 
received her B.Sc. in Education from Ohio State University, and 
has been teaching Latin, Spanish and English at Bellevue High 
School in Bellevue, Ohio. 

Mr. and Mrs. George Hipkins, ex '49, (Nellie Cuellas, '46) 
brought their small daughter to visit Maryville recently. 

Mrs. Richard F. Scruggs (Margaret Cross) is studying religious 
education at Presbyterian College of Christian Education in Chi- 
cago, while Dick, '48, is doing graduate study in hospital ad- 
ministration at Northwestern University. They are living at 
McCormick Seminary. 

The 1949 May Queen, Virginia Lee Hand, senior from Alcoa. The 
theme this year was Uncle Remus on the old southern plantation. 


Curtis Wright will attend tie University of North Carolina 
this summer. He is beginning work toward the Ph. D. degree 
in French. 


Mary Elizabeth Barnwell is teaching at Judson College in 
Marion, Alabama. 

Lilybel Gunn writes from Cleveland, Mississippi, that she 
plans to attend Union Seminary in New York for six weeks 
this summer. She is interested in becoming a director of religious 

Frank Kramer received his Master's degree in Business Ad- 
ministration from the Wharton School of the University of 
Pennsylvania in February. He and his wife (Ruth Lloyd) took 
a trip to the west coast, during which they visited several former 
Maryvillians. While in California they visited Dr. and Mrs. 
Paul Wendt (former faculty) in Oakland, Mr. and Mrs. John 
Griffiths (Doris Murray, '43) in Attadena, and Rev. and Mis. 
Lester Bond, '15, in San Diego. Enroute home they were guests 
of Rev. and Mrs. John McQueen, '34 (Lillian Crawford, '37) 
in Meridian, Mississippi. 

Pauline Lickteig will receive her M.S. in Home Economics 
from the University of Tennessee in June. She has accepted a 
position as Assistant Professor of Home Management and Director 
of the Home Management House at Louisiana Polytechnic 
Institute in Ruston, Louisiana. 

Owen McGarity is pastor of the First Presbyterian Church 
in Ashmore, Illinois. 

Edward A. Voorhees is working toward his Ph. D. in mathe- 
matics at Vanderbilt University and teaching two classes in 
mathematics. His wife (Loretta Nunn, '48) is teaching in the 
Junior High School in Nashville. 


Rella Anderson will receive her Bachelor of Music degree 
from Converse College in May. 

Donald Conkle is Principal of the Green School District in 
Monroe County, Ohio. 

Elsie Jean Cotton was a recent visitor at the College. She 
was taking a brief vacation from her job as Assistant Librarian 
in the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh. 

George Gillette took advantage of the spring vacation at 
Princeton Seminary to return to Maryville. 

Harold Kidder, ex '48, and his wife (Catherine Sisk, '46) are 
living in Dexter, New Mexico, where Harold is teaching. He 
received his Master's degree in music from Peabody College in 

William O. Largen expects to receive his Master's degree in 
physical education from the University of Michigan in June. 

Sam Pemberton and his wife (Lissette Gessert, '45) are 
living in Maryville. Sam is employed by the State Health 

Mary Edna Smith, according to the latest information we have, 
is teaching in the True Light Middle School in Canton, China. 
She was formerly in the Fuhsiang Girls School in Changsha, 
Hunan, from which area it has been necessary for most 
Americans to be evacuated. 

Marion Swift called at the Alumni Office recently. She has 
just finished a business course and is waiting an appointment 
from the Presbyterian Board of National Missions. 


This year's activities in public speaking have been the best 
since the wartime period. 

A large number of applicants for both the freshman and tie 
varsity teams were interested and tried for a place in the pro- 
gram this year. Nine persons were admitted into the freshman 
group. These persons were given the opportunity to participate 
in one forensic meet and each participated in at least one con- 
test in a freshman tournament which was sponsored by Mary- 
ville College again this year. 

The varsity teams were composed of thirteen people chosen 
by means of contests among the applicants. The contestants 
took part in six college and university forensic tournaments 
this year. Debate teams and individual orators, extem- 
pore, impromptu, and after dinner speakers were sent to 
Tennessee State and the South Atlantic Regional tournaments. 
The highlight of the year's events was the National Pi Kappa 
Delta convention at Peoria, Illinois. One debate team and two 
individual speakers attended from Maryville. A "superior rating" 
ind a "good rating" were brought home. 

An increased interest in forensic activities was noticeable 
this year, probably due to some debates held on the campus as 
well as to the attractive program of tournaments to be attended. 


George Dewey Howell, Pro- 
fessor of Chemistry, began his 
twenty-sixth year of service on 
the Maryville College faculty last 
September. At the 1949 Com- 
mencement, therefore, he is com- 
Jf' pleting his twenty-sixth year. He 

^g^^« -^m -~ graduated at Maryville in 1^22. 

' ; R \ I taught here two years, spent a 

fHE ^B> ^B ASfc year at Vanderbilt University 

and received his Master's degree, and returned to the faculty of his 
Alma Mater to stay. 

John Herbert Kiger, Assistant 
Professor of History, completed 
twenty-Five years of service in 
January, 1949. He graduated at 
Maryville in 1919, received a 
Master's degree from the Univer- 
sity of Cincinnati in English and 
A ~*~W±' ^_ one f rorn Ohio State University 

^^ iH§ ^ I at Lane Theological Seminary. 

At Maryville he taught Bible during the first half of his twenty- 
five years and has taught History during the last half. 

Mr. Kiger is the thirtieth person in Maryville College history 
to serve as long as twenty-five years. Of these, fifteen are still 
active full-time members of the faculty and staff - Mrs. Black. 
Mr. Walker, "Brownie" Brown, Dr. Davis. Mrs. Wrinkle. Ralph 
Irwin, Miss Henry, Dr. Hunter. Miss Heron, Miss Wilkinson. Dr. 
Orr, Mr. McCurty, Coach Honaker, Mr. Howell. Mr. Kiger. 



Rev. John Baxter Creswell, '87. (see page 16) 

Charles E. Ellis (Prep. 1880-85) died February -24, 1949 at 

Vunore, Tennessee. He was a brother of the late Prof. Horace L. 

Ellis, College Librarian. 

Roe Fulkerson (Prep. 1885-86) died January 11, 1949. Mr. 
Fulkerson was a native of Blount County, but moved with his 
familv to Washington, D. C.-when a young man. He became a 
noted writer and speaker. He was one of the Founders of 
Kiwanis International and an editorial writer for the Kiwanis 

Mrs. John Huffstetler (Florence Jane Henry, Prep. '82-'88) 
died February 4, 1949 at the Brakebill Clinic in Knoxville, 
Tennessee. She is survived by two sons, Frank, of New Mexico, 
and Irl, of Maryville, both of whom attended Maryville's 
Preparatory Department. 

John Huffstetler, (Prep. '83-'88) died April 1, 1949, only 
eight weeks after the death of his wife (see above). Mr. Huff- 
stetler was in the lumber business in Maryville for many years. 
He was a trustee of the First Methodist Church. 

Samuel Henry Tulloch (Prep. '88-'91) died March 16, 1949 at 
Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tennessee. Mr. Tul- 
loch leaves behind him an enviable record of service to his county. 
For many years he taught in the Blount County schools and 
later served on the school board. From 1936 to 1942 he was a 
member of the county court. He is survived by his wife, one 
son, and a daughter, Mrs. Duncan Crowley (Helen Tulloch, '36). 

William Alexander Woods (enrolled in second year Teachers' 
Course 1889-91) died December 8, 1948 at his home in Green- 
back, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, 
Mrs. Lawrence Smith (Edith Woods, '34), Mrs. Weldon Hina 
(Naomi Woods, '34) and Mrs. Eldon Pearson (Ruth Woods, 

Mrs. Arthur Kirk (Etta lies, Prep. 1890) died December 16, 
1948, in Fort Sanders Hospital, Knoxville, Tennessee. She is 
survived by one son, lies, of Cincinnati, a brother, John B. 
lies, of Chattanooga, and a sister, Mrs. William Barr, of Knox- 

Mrs. J. N. Henry (Lou Goddard, '94) died July 23, 1948 
at the home of her daughter, in Maryville, Tennessee. She 
taught in the Blount County Schools until her marriage in 
1897 to Mr. Henry. For a number of years she taught a class 
of College girls in the New Providence Presbyterian Sunday 
School. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Henry 
Oirn, who graduated from the College in 1920 and taught in 
the Biology Department from 1926 to 1931. 

Francis A. Penland, '95, died October 14, 1948, at his home 
in Asheville, North Carolina. Dr. W.T. Bartlett, '01, officiated 
at the funeral services. Mi. Penland had spent fifty-one years 
in the teaching profession. In 1941 he retired as a high school 
principal but because of the wartime shortage of teachers con- 
tinued to teach for several years. 

Lindsay Brassfield Phillips (Prep. '97-'99) died February 26, 
1949 at Methodist Hospital, Memphis. Tennessee. Mr. Phillips 
was United States District Attorney for West Tennessee from 
1926 to 1931. He was also a past grand master of the Grand 
Masonic Lodge of Tennessee. 

Baxter Tedford. ex '97, died December 10, 1948, in Mary- 
ville, Tennessee. His wife (Augusta Muecke, '97) survives him. 
Roscoe N. Goddard (Prep.'98-1900) died January 11, 1949, 

in Maryville, Tennessee. He was the father of Carrie Lou God- 
dard, '33 and Edwin Goddard, '39. He was also the brother of 
Mrs. Lou Goddard Heniy (see above) and Volta F. Goddard, '13. 
Rev. Thomas Worsley Maguire, '01, died October 20, 1948 
at St. John's Manse, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia. 
His death at the age of 81 ended almost half a century of service 
in the ministry, eight years of which were in the United States 
and the remainder in Australia. 

William White Rate (Prep. 1903-'05) died in February, 1949, 
at his home in Manilla, St. Thomas, Philippine Islands. Mr. 
Pate was a native of Maryville. He had served forty years in 
the Civil Service department of the Navy in the Islands and was 
taken prisoner by the Japanese at the fall of Bataan. He is 
survived by two brothers, Walter of Maryville and Col. J. B. 
Pate, '04, of Atlanta. 

Rev. Harry O. Bush, '15, died January 7, 1949, of coronary 
occlusion, at Uhrichsville, Ohio, where he had been pastor of 
the Presbyterian Church for eighteen years. Surviving are 
his wife (Eva Ogilvie, ex T8), and two children. 

Judge C. F. (Pat) Quinn, ex '17, died February 13, 1949, at 
his home in Maryville. Judge Quinn was a native of Morgan 
County. He attended the Preparatory Department from 
1903 to 1913, and the College from 1913 to 1916. He com- 
pleted his education at Cumberland University in Lebanon, 
Tennessee. He was engaged in the practice of law until 1926 
when he was elected circuit judge of the Fourth Judicial District 
of Tennessee in which office he continued until his death. He 
is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Kirk 
and Mrs. James Hauke (Nancy Quinn, ex '40). He was a 
brother of Mrs. F. A. Greene (Ruth Kate Quinn, '22) and 
of Coile Quinn, '32. 

John W. Sherrod (Prep. '22) died November 19, 1948 at his 
home in Maryville. Mr. Sherrod was, for several years, cashier 
of the Blount National Bank. At the time of his death he was 
with the Security Finance Corporation in Maryville. 

Mrs. C. F. Roberts (Georgia Belle Kuhn, '25) died February 
15, 1949 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She had been a teacher at 
Knoxville High School for the past sixteen years. 

Lora Hibbert, ex '27, died September 26, 1948 in Fort San- 
ders Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee. Miss Hibbert was a Red 
Cross worker during World War II, serving in Hawaii and 
Korea. She became ill while in Korea and was returned to the 
Jnited States where she received treatment at the Walter 
Reed Hospital. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Alfred Hibbert of Maryville, and a sister, Mrs. Thomas Askew 
(Jeannette Hibbert, '21). 

Leon West Brown, '33, died April 22, 1949, in a Washington, 
D.C. hospital, of a brain tumor. Funeral services and interment 
were in Sweetwater, Tennessee, his former home. He is survived 
by his wife (Iris Russell, ex '35) and one son, Tommy. 

Rev. Robert J. Beyer, '34, died in November, 1948 at his 
home in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was pastor of Bethany 
Presbyterian Church. His death was due to a heart attack. 
After graduation from Princeton Seminary in 19(37, Mr. Beyer 
went abroad for a year on a fellowship and studied in Basel, 
Switzerland. Previous to becoming pastor of the Bethany 
Church in 1942, he had been assistant pastor of the First Presby- 
terian church at Norristown, Pennsylvania, and pastor of the 
Presbyterian Church of Potts Grove, Pennsylvania. He is survived 
by his wife and three children. 

Mrs. R. T. Courtney (Mary Grace Hall, ex '46) died May 4, 
1949, at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital in Knoxville, after an 


extended illness. She is survived by her husband and one son, 
also by her mother, one sister and two brothers, one of whom is 
a student at the College. 


Kathryn Romig McMurray 
died at the home of her daugh- 
ter Claire McMurray Howard, in 
Cleveland, Ohio, on March 11, 
1949, and was buried at Mary- 
ville on March 14. In the ab- 
sence of President Lloyd, Dr. 
Horace E. Orr prepared and read 
at the funeral service the fol- 
lowing statement which alumni 
will wish to read. 

"Mrs. Kathryn Romig McMurray joined the faculty of Mary- 
ville College in September 1920. She came as head of the de- 
partment of Home Economics at the same time her husband, 
Dr. James H. McMurray, joined the faculty as Professor of 
Political and Social Science. She and her husband served side by 
side, as the respective heads of these two departments, until 
pressure of other duties led Mrs. McMurray to give up her 
teaching in order to give more time to the College Maid Shop. 
Dr. McMurray served as Professor of Political and Social Science 
until his death on April 6, 1938. 

"Mrs. McMurray had been in college work before coming 
to Maryville, first at Lincoln College, in Illinois, where her 
husband was President of the College, where she was elected as 
Director of Home Economics, but resigned to accept a position as 
Director and Teacher of Food Conservation courses at Oberlin 
College. She served at Oberlin while her husband was engaged 
in war work with the Red Cross during the first World War. 

"Soon after coming to Maryville College, Mrs. McMurray, 
in connection with the Home Economics Department, began to 
develop a program of making and marketing of clothing articles. 
Her purposes here were basically two— to give students experience 
and to provide for them a means of earning money toward the pay- 
ment of their college expenses. 

"The College Maid Shop was the result. Its growth and 
expansion were very rapid, and Mrs. McMurray, in the tireless 
fashion in which all who knew her are accustomed to think of 
her, served as production manager, sales manager and general 
manager. When one method did not pay she would devise 
another. It was in order to be able to carry these heavy responsi- 
bilities that she resigned her teaching work in 1927. 

"The name College Maid became famous largely because of 
her skill and enterprise. It grew and expanded to impressive 
proportions. Through years of economic boom and depression, 
through years of peace and war, it has operated steadily and with 
increasing demands which always seemed to outrun supply. 
Uniforms for factory workers, choir gowns, gym suits, nurses' 
uniforms, have been the products of the more recent years. 

"The College Maid Shop has been a means of help to worthy 
young women which in terms of encouragement and growing 
self confidence is incalculably great. And Mrs. McMurray's 
energy, ingenuity, and especially her unfailing personal kindliness 
and sympathy, have always been the center around which the 
College Maid Shop has revolved. 

"The loss the College experienced in the termination of Mrs. 

McMurray's work was expressed in a letter from President 
Lloyd to her after she became too ill to continue. I quote 
briefly from the President's letter: 'There never was and 
probably never would have been a College Maid Shop without 
you. To go ahead even temporarily without your efficient and 
happv presence and direction is difficult and seems strange and 
unnatural. When you have been away temporarily we have 
always counted on your being back in charge soon.' It can be 
truly said of Mrs. McMurray that with her the processes by 
which worthy young persons acquire an education became Christ- 


Rev. John Baxter Creswell, '87, of Bearden, a suburb of Knox- 
ville, Tennessee, died on April 1, 1949, at the age of 88. He 
was buried at Eusebia near his birthplace about twelve miles 
from Maryville. For 49 years he was a Director of Maryville 
College. He graduated from Lane Theological Seminary, Cin- 
cinnati, in 1890, and was pastor of Erin Presbyterian Church, 
Bearden, fof' the . twenty-five years from 1892 to 1917. After his 
retirement, Mr. Creswell, who never married, continued to make 
his home a mile away from the Erin Church. He was instru- 
mental in encouraging many young people of small means to 
secure a college education. 


The Class of 1948 has contributed $50.75 to the Chapel 
Fund. This represents the money which was left as a secur- 
ity deposit for the Chilhowean, and which was not needed 
for that purpose. The decision to use the money in this way 
was made by the class officers. Appreciation of the College 
for the gift was expressed to the Class president, Charles 
W. Hoglan, who has requested that this word be passed on 
to all members of the class bv means of this notice. 

A view of one end of the Student Center building during a rush 
hour at the Y-Store. Since it was opened last September, the Cen- 
ter has been one of the most used buildings on the campus. It 
has helped to meet a long-felt need. 


Born To 

Mr. and Mrs. Glen A. Lloyd, '18, a son, John Musser, January 

18, 1949. 
Dr. and Mrs. C. B. Lequire, '27, their fourth child, a daughter, 

Elise, September 22, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Loring (Bess Mitchell, '31), a daughter, 

Jane Trigg, in January, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Evins (Anne Smartt, '32), a daughter, 

Mary, February 24, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Jones, '32, their first child, a daughter, 

Linda Carol, December 20, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon R. Lyle, '32, their second child, a daughter, 

Kathryn Louise, November 13, 1948. 
Dr. and Mrs. Lowell Vinsant, '33, their second child, a daughter, 

March 8, 1949. 
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Brown, '35, their first child, a son, Stephen 

Craig, November 15, 1948. 
Dr. and Mrs. William O. Frishe, '35, (Eleanor Pflanze, '36), 

their fourth child, a son, James Christopher, April 5, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest B. Lowe, '35, their second child, a son, 

Ernest Broyles, Jr., December 4, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Murphy (Nina Gamble, '35), their second 

child, a son, John Pennington, Jr., November 24„ 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. Amelio Rueda (Sarita Casseres, ex '35), a 

daughter, Julia Anne, January 12, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Elmore (Mary Rose Atchley, '36), their 

first child, a son, Gary Lynn, November 2, 1948. 
Rev. and Mrs. Willis E. Garrett, '36, a daughter, Wynn Ann, 

September 29, 1948. 
Rev. and Mrs. Robert E. Lodwick, '36, their second child, a 

daughter, Mary Kimball, February 23, 1948. 
Rev. and Mrs. William S. Quigley, '36, (Elinor Ackerman, 

ex '39) a son, Lincoln Walter, January 19, 1949. 
Dr. and Mrs. Wesley H. Kraay (Charlotte King, '37), their 

third child, a son, Robert Wayne, March 22, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Blazer, ex '38 (Eva Jean Blake, ex '42) 

their third child, a daughter, March 9, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Steven T. Briggs (Lilian Borgquist, '38), their 

second child, a daughter, Nita Catherine, January 21, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Gillingham, '38, their second child, a 

son, Bruce Edward, February 12, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pflanze, '38, their first child, a son, 

Charles Walter, November 17, 1948. 
Dr. and Mrs. James N. Proffitt, '38, their second child, a 

daughter, January 1, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Leland Waggoner, '38, a son, Frederick Charles, 

October 5, 1947. 
Dr. and Mrs. William L. Wood, '39 (Polly Hurspeth, ex '41), 

their third child, a son, Leonard Leas, March 27, 1949. 
Dr. and Mrs. George E. Felknor, Jr., '39, a daughter, Marion 

Carolyn, April 3, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Orr, '39, their first child, a son, William 

Edward, September 3, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Pearson, ex '39 (Ruth Woods, '40), their 

second child, a son, Joseph Franklin, October 17, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. Edward K. Pearson, ex '39, their first child, a 

son, Edward Kelly, II, March 19, 1949. 
Rev. and Mrs. Hugh L. Smith, '39, a daughter, Christina Deane, 

November 22, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Badgett, '40, their second child, a daughter, 

Susan Rebecca, January 11, 1949. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Haviland (Louise Proffitt, ex '40), their 
second child, a daughter, Estelle Gaynor, April 3, 1949. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Vaughn Lyons, Jr. '40, a son, Earle Vaughn, 
III, January 22, 1949? 

Rev. and Mrs. John M. Magee, '40 (Margaret Sisk, '41), 
their third child, a daughter, Nancy Christine, November 1, 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tulloch, ex '40, a son, December 26, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. Harold N. Banks, (Virginia Wheeler, '41), a 

son, Kenneth, in November, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cragan, '41, (Mary Darden, '41), their 

first child, a son, Paul Humes, August 28, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hulse, ex '41, (Mary Margaret Smith, '39), 

a daughter, Sandra Smith, May 26, 1948. 
Rev. and Mrs. Arthur Peterson, '41, (Marianna Allen, '41), 

their second child, a daughter, Peggy, in January, 1949. 
Dr. and Mis. Walter Thomas Smith, Jr., (Miriam Nethery, '41), 

their first child, a son, Gary Thomas, January 25, 1949. 
Major and Mrs. Douglas Steakley, '41 (Helen Williams, '41), 

their third child, a son, October 15, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph N. Harder (Phyllis Overton, '42), a son, 

Alan Nisbet, October 31, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. David Kidder, '42, (Mary Orr, '41), their second 

child, a son, Samuel Henry, November 29, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kramer, '42 (Margaret Clippinger, '43), their 

first child, a daughter, Margaret Ann, December 10, 1949. 
Dr. and Mrs. Charles McCammon, '42, a daughter, Laura Ann, 

November 27, 1948. ' 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Olsen (Margaret Ruth Whaley, '42), 

a daughter, Linda Katherine, December 27, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. D. K. Taggart (Mary Elizabeth Cruze, '42), a son, 

April 11, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Duke, ex '43 (Aura Santiago, '43),. a 

daughter, Leslie Jane, August 13, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert J. Glynn (Alice Marstiller, ex '43), 

their first child, a son, Allen Michael, January 2, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Earl H. Lamken (Nola Pauline Johnson, '43), 

a daughter, Nola Etta, January 21, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Lockwood, '43, a son, Daniel Gilbert, 

October 21, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lowther (Betty Winter, '43), their 

first child, a daughter, Barbara Ann, March 11, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Dean P. Stiles, '43, a son, Roger Dean, January 

30, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Breazeale (Virginia Montgomery, ex '44), 

a daughter, December 21, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank V. Crawford (Lucile Gaultney, '44), twin 

sons, in November, 1948 (one child died). 
Lieut, and Mrs. Robert W. Bayless, ex '45 (Carol McCutcheon, 

'45), a son, Robert Vance, October 4, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Cobum (Hope Pleyl, '45), a daughter, 

Lynn Louise, February 27, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. John T. DeForest, ex '45, (Anne Gammon, '42), 

a daughter, Carol, December 25, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Griffin (Betty Hoagland, ex '45), a son, 

September 6, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Jamieson (Betty Ballard, '45), a daughter, 

Elizabeth Ann, May 1, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Rosenfeld (Ethel H, Beall, '45), their 

first child, a daughter, Rachel Ann, November 15, 1948. 
Rev. and Mrs. John Hardison Scott, '45, a daughter, Caroline 

Radcliffe, December 29, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Blalock (Kathleen Glymph, '46), their 


first child, a daughter, Kathy Anne, January 14, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Kilpatrick (Betty Lou McCoy, '46), their 

first child, a son, Alan Hugh, March 21, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. Owen McGarity, '46, (Lois Thomas, '48), their 

first child, a son, Thomas Owen, April 15, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Miniard (Frances Bradshaw, '46), a son, 

Ralph Wayne, October 5, 1948. 
Lieut, and Mrs. Charles Henry Dean, Jr. (Lottie Lavender '47), 

their first child, a daughter, Helen Ford, January 4, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Conkle, '48, their first child, a son, 

Donald Steven, November 26, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Garner, '48, (Janet Rich, '48) their 

first child, a daughter, Lucinda Jane, February 27, 1949 
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Paxton, '48, (Charlotte Proffitt, '47), 

their first child, a daughter, Cynthia Lee, November 11, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. Winton Enloe, ex '49, (Mary'Katherine Stidham, 

ex '48) their first child, a son, Walter Winton, III, in January, 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Rose. Jr., ex '49, a daughter, Nancy 

Jane, April 19. 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Spears, '49, (Ruth R. Thompson, ex '50) 

their first child, a son, John Arthur, Jr., January 9, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie R. Webb, '49, a son, Robert Terrell, October 

2, 1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. Max Willocks, '49, (Neysa Ferguson, '46) their 

first child, a daughter, Margaret Sharon, April 9, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pickens, ex '50, a son, Steven Robert, 

March 6, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomson, ex '50, a son, Andrew Gale, 

November, 1948. 


In March Mr. Gabriel Fenyves, head of the piano depart- 
ment at Macalester College, Minnesota, visited the campus under 
the auspices of the Arts Program of the Association of American 
Colleges for a two-day music seminar. He played at "long 
chapel" on Thursday morning and then went to various classes 
for lecture and discussion. On Thursday afternoon the Division 
of Fine Arts invited all local music teachers to bring their pupils 
to a piano clinic. On Friday evening Mr. Fenyves gave a formal 
recital in the Alumni Gym. 

This program was presented by the Artists Series, the first 
since the Chapel burned. It has not been considered possible 
to have the regular Artists Series concerts in the Gymnasium, 
so this plan of a two-day visit and recital was tried and was 
thought by all to be very successful. 

On March 25. Rosa Page Welch, noted Negro mezzo-soprano, 
gave a concert in the Alumni Gymnasium. She came to the 
campus with Miss Elisabeth E. Turner, of the Presbyterian 
Board of Foreign Missions, who spoke at chapel on Thursday, 
March 24. Mrs. Welch for the past ten years has used her art 
for church work and she made a deep impression here by her 
combination of musical ability and spiritual insight. 


Dues of the Alumni Association are $2.00 per year. Out 
of this money the Association pays for the two issues of the 
magazine and for postage, office supplies, and some of the 
other office expenses. The fiscal year ends in June so if you 
have not sent in your dues for 1948-1949, please do so at 
once, and help keep your Alumni Office going. 


The 1948 football season, under the direction of Director of 
Athletics Lombe Honaker and Coach J. A. Davis, was more 
successful than the record of four games won and four lost 
would indicate. After winning over Hiwassee, Emory and Henry, 
and Western Carolina State, and losing to Middle Tennessee 
State, Sewanee, East Tennessee State, and Tennessee Polytech, a 
thrilling victory over Carson-Newman 20-18 at Jefferson City 
brought the season to a happy climax. 

Spring football practice, directed by Coach Davis, revealed some 
good new material, both among our present students and among 
seniors from nearby high schools who came out for the afternoon 
practices. Prospects are encouraging for a good team next fall. 
The 1949 team will be led by captain Howard Davis and co- 
captain D. M. Miller. 

The cross-country team ran four meets last fall, winning two 
with Sewanee and losing two to the University of Tennessee. The 
team was directed by Coach Kenneth Johnson. 

Out of a full schedule of seventeen intercollegiate games, 
Coach Honaker's basketball team lost only five games, two to 
Lincoln Memorial University by one point each, one to Carson- 
Newman at Maryville, one to the University of Chattanooga, 
and one to Emory and Henry. The biggest upset of the season 
was Maryville's 67-49 victory over Chattanooga on our home 
court. Our team won over Carson-Newman 67-39 at Jefferson 
City. The 1949 captain was Bob Boring. 

The wrestling team, coached by "J. D." Davis, won four out 
of seven matches, winning over Knoxville YMCA twice, Uni- 
versity of Chattanooga at Chattanooga, and Georgia Tech, and 
losing to Arkansas State College, Alabama Tech. and University 
of Chattanooga at Maryville. At the Southeastern AAU tourna- 
ment Maryville won third place with a total of 27 points, tying 
Georgia Tech. Two of our men wresded for first place in 
the finals. This year's wrestling captain was Henry Callaway, Jr., 
son of Dr. Henry A. Callaway, ex '17. Captain-elect is Her- 
shell Merriman. 

Maryville's first swimming team since 1942 completed a very 
acceptable season, under the leadership of Coach Kenneth John- 
son. Although they did not win any of their five meets, two with 
Vanderbilt, two with the University of Tennessee, and one with 
Berea College, the scores were by no means one-sided, and some 
promising swimmers were discovered and developed for next 
year. A freshman, Donald Macdonald, broke Maryville's pre- 
vious record of 2:02 for the 150 yards backstroke with his time 
of 1:59. Maryville divers took first and second places against 
University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt and first place against 

As this article is written, the baseball, track, and tennis teams, 
directed respectively by Coaches Honaker, Davis, and Johnson, 
are in the midst of successful seasons. The baseball team thus 
far has won ten and lost five games. In its first regular meet 
since 1941, our track team beat Tennessee Polytech 120Vi to 
19Vi. At the Milligan Relays our team, with 56 points, tied for 
first place with Wofford College, and won the cup for the mile 
relay. The tennis team has won all of the seven matches played 
thus far, with a total of 47 games won and 7 lost. 

Extensive intramural athletic programs have been carried on 
continuously through the year. The women's intramural pro- 
gram is directed by Mrs. Verton Queener, the men's program by 
Coach Kenneth Johnson. 



The oldest living graduate of Maryville College (in terms 
of date of graduation) is Nellie Eugenia Bartlett Cort, who 
lives at Hollister, Missouri. 

Mrs. Cort graduated with the B.A. degree seventy-one years ago 
in the Class of 1878. She taught a year in the Preparatory De- 
partment of Maryville College and then in Utah under the 
Preshvterian Board of National Missions until her marriage in 
1882 to Rev. Arthur B. Cort, whom she survives. She and her 
husband went to the State of Washington in 1887 under the 
Board of National Missions, traveling by covered wagon with 
their two children. 

The first teacher to join Professor Lamar in reopening the 
College after the Civil War was Rev. Alexander Bartlett of 
New England, who was Professor of Latin from 1867 until 
his death in 1883. His home, which burned after his death, was 
the first house built on the present campus where Dean Mc- 
Clelland's house (formerly occupied variously by Treasurer 
Proffitt, Dr. Gillingham, Dr. Bassett, Professor Mathes, and 
others) now stands. Mrs. Cort was the second daughter of 
Professor Bartlett. Her uncle. Dr. Peter Mason Bartlett, was 
third President of theCollege from 1869 to 1887. 

All members of the classes earlier than 1878 have passed 
away, and likewise the other three members of that class (James 
Elcana Rogers, William Henry Naff Taylor, and Samuel 
Tyndale Wilson). There were no graduates in 1879. All five 
members of the Class of 1880 have died and Horace McBath 
is the only member of the Class of 1881 now living. When 
Mrs. Cort returned her information questionnaire last year she 
asked whether she might be the oldest living graduate. 

The Alumni Bulletin extends greetings and good wishes to 


On January 28 an Opera Workshop presented "Hansel and 
Gretel" in the Alumni Gymnasium. It was given in the after- 
noon for grammar school children and in the evening for the 
college and general public, and was very successful. The pro- 
duction was the work of all departments in the Division of Fine 
Arts. The art classes painted the scenery, the drama classes pro- 
vided costumes, make-up, and stage direction, the music classes 
provided the singers and accompanists. Each of the three acts 
was directed by a different drama student, the accompaniment 
was played by a different piano student, and the two main 
parts of Hansel and Gretel were sung by different voice students. 
Thus a large number of students took part and for each individual 
the amount of work was limited. 

Other campus activities during the second semester included 
the annual orchestra concert, the "Springtime Serenade" given 
by the Girls' Choir and the Men's Glee Club, the play 
"Papa is All," May Day and the Spring Formal, the Fashion 
Parade of the Home Economics Department, the Easter Sunrise 
Service, the Vesper Choir Concert, the YW and YM Retreat, 
open house in all the dormitories, the Experimental Theater's 
one-act plays, several art exhibits hung in Thaw Hall Library, 
and the Commencement events. 


Nine seniors were elected last fall to Wlio's Who Among 
Students in American* Universities and Colleges. 

Jim Black, Baltimore, Maryland, is president of the Student 
Council and last year was president of the YMCA. He has 
been active also in dramatics. 

Dave Campbell, Mars, Pennsylvania, has been YMCA secre- 
tary for two years, is president of the Pre-Ministerial Association, 
is a member of Writers Workshop and of Pi Kappa Delta, national 
honorary forensic society. 

Barbara Eggleston, Marinette, Wisconsin, is president of the 
Women's Student-Government Association, a member of Student 
Council, of Writers Workshop, and of the M Club. 

Vera Lusk, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, is a member of 
Student Council, a YWCA cabinet officer, president of Bainon- 
ian, and has been in the Vesper Choir two years. She was the 
1948 Homecoming Queen. 

Mildred Miller, Dallas, Texas, has been on the YWCA 
cabinet two years, was house chairman of Baldwin Hall in her 
sophomore year, was co-chairman of Bamwarming last Thanks- 

Ilda Mosby, Massilon, Ohio, is editor of the Highland Echo 
this year, and is a member of Writers Workshop and on Student 

John Poland, Beverly Shores, Indiana, is vice president of 
Student Council this year and has been a member for three 
years. He has been manager of the Y-Store for two years. 

Bill Proffitt, Maryville, is a two-year letterman in football and 
also earned a letter in track in his sophomore year. He is on the 
Student Council, was president of his class and of the Athletic 
Board of Control last year. 

Margaret Rock, Ontario, Oregon, is president of the YWCA. 
She is also a member of Student Council, the Social Board, and 
M Club. 

At Maryville election to Who's Who is by the Student Coun- 
cil and the Executive Council of the Faculty and is on the basis 
of scholarship, cooperation and leadership in academic and extra- 
curricular activities, and general citizenship. 

Front row: Ilda Mosby, Barbara Eggleston, Margaret Rock. 
Back row: lim Black, John Poland, Bill Proffitt, Vera Lusk, 
Mildred Miller, Dave Campbell.