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8:00 p.m.— Commencement Play— "Macbeth" 


8:00 a.m.— Senior Class Chapel Service 
Noon— Class luncheons as arranged 
7:00 p.m.— Annual Alumni Dinner 


10:30 a.m.— Baccalaureate Service— Sermon by President Lloyd 
4:00 p.m.— Senior Music Hour 
7:00 p.m.— Commencement Vespers 


8:00 a.m.— Chapel Service— Music Program 
8:00 p.m.— Commencement Play— "Macbeth" 


8:00 a.m.— Chapel Service— Distribution of Prizes and Music Program 
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.— Reception for Alumni, Seniors, Parents of Students, Faculty 
and other Guests by President and Mrs. Lloyd at Morningside 


8:30 a.m.— Spring Meeting of the Directors of iMaryville College 
10:30 a.m.— Graduation Exercises. 133rd year— Address by Rev. Dr. Henrv Smith 
Leiper, New York, Associate General Secretary, World Council of 





President Dr. Joseph Roscoe Watkins, '23 

Vice-President - Mr. David L. McArthur, '36 

Recording Secretary Miss Winifred L. Painter, '15 

Executive Committee 
Class of 1952: Mrs. Fred DeLozier, '37; Mrs. John A. Kerr, '44; Mr. Rollc W. King, '41. 
Mr. Guy W. Sneed, '24; Mrs. John Kenst, '31; Mrs. Hugh Crawford, Jr., '35. 
Mr. Stuart P. McNiell, Jr., '50; Mrs. Ernest C. Taylor, "14; Miss Mary Sloane 

Class of 1953 

Class of 1954 
Welsh, '34. 


Published by Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee 

Ralph Waldo Lloyd, President 

VOL. LI April, 1952 No. 7 

Published quarterly by Maryville College. Entered May 24, 1904, at Maryville, Tennesse'e, as sec- 
ond-class mail matter. Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in Section U03, 
Act of October 3, 1917, authorized February 10, 1919. 

Ofltp AUtmut f rratiii^nt'B iM^ssagr 

Dr. ]. R. Watkins 

Dear Alumni: 

Another year has passed and again we are looking forward to another Com- 
mencement. Various classes are working on reunion plans. We honor the Fifty- 
Year Class, the Forty-Year Class (1912), the Twenty-Five Year Class (1927), 
and the Ten-Year Class (1942). All Alumni regardless of class are welcomed and 
urged to pay a visit to Dear Old Marvville. Maybe you have not returned since 
graduation. You owe it to your Alma Mater, as well as yourself, to return. Alumni 
Day is Saturday, May 17 and Commencement is Wednesday, May 21. 

Let me urge you as your President of the Alumni Association to attend 
either Alumni Day or Commencement Day exercises, even if you cannot stay for 
the entire program. Let us be loyal and show our true colors by turning out once 

Yours Truly 


T^rtBxitnt Sllngi a ^agr 


The College Year Ends in May. Commencement Day- 
is May 21. By the middle of that afternoon students will 
be on their way literally to the four corners of the na- 
tion, many of them with parents and friends who will 
have been on campus for a varying number of days. 
Offices, like classrooms and dormitories, will be deserted 
to enable the administrative staff to catch its collective 
breath. But next day the offices will be busy again, tabu- 
lating grades, rounding up the year's financial affairs, 
planning the annual summer renovations and repairs, 
corresponding with next year's students, and a hundred 
other things. Then ten days later, on May 31, the fiscal 
year closes, and the accountings must be made. Yes, May 
is a month of endings and stock takings. 

The Next Academic Year Opens September 2. We 

open earlier than most colleges. We do it in order to com- 
plete a semester before Christmas. This was tried first 
as an experiment a few years ago and everybody has 
liked it so well that we continue the plan in spite of 
necessities of starting early and of having a first semes- 
means that examinations are over before starting home 
for Christmas, it means a long Christmas vacation (it 
ter some shorter than the second. But to students it 
was 25 days this year and will be 25 next year), and it 
means closing early enough to have first chances at sum- 
mer jobs. New students report September 2, 1952, and 
old students a day or two later. 

Alumni Serve in Guiding Qualified Students to Mary- 
ville. The best representatives of any college are its 
alumni. You who are Maryville College alumni have been 
the principal recruiters of our students. We hope you will 
continue to be so, because you know the College and the 
young people with whom you talk. We on the campus 
cannot possibly interview applicants from the wide area 
of our constituency. And one reason I call attention to 
this is that we need your help in a special way at this 
time. Before and for two years after World War II we 
found it necessary to turn applicants, especially girls, 
away for lack of room. But that was not the case this 
year, and so far applications for next year are behind 
schedule. This year's graduating class is large, but the 
freshman class is small. It is important that we not have 
two small entering classes in succession. Our standards 
are still among the highest and our charges among the 
lowest — perhaps the lowest among standard non-tax- 

subsidized colleges. Won't you be a representative of the 
College to high school seniors who have the academic 
foundation and the general qualities to meet Maryville 
College standards? 

The New Chapel is in Sight. I am writing this on 
March 24, 1952. The chapel fire was on March 26, 1947. 
Day after tomorrow will be the fifth anniversary. We 
have talked and planned and campaigned and prayed for 
a new chapel all these five years. We did not expect to 
wait so long. But in that time there has come into being, 
in the providence of God, the magnificent half-million 
dollar Fine Arts Center to rebuild and vastly extend the 
facilities for Music, which had been for forty years in 
Voorhees Chapel, and those for Art which had been in 
various parts of the campus. It became clear to those of 
us working on the matter that the long range needs of 
the College call also for modern provision for drama and 
speech as well as for the central Chapel auditorium. How 
to achieve this in one plan and for the funds reasonably 
to be expected has been a tough question. But we were 
sure that a few years of inconvenience would be less seri- 
ous than a shortsighted program. 

We believe we are now in sight of a plan which will 
meet the long range need. On another page is a descrip- 
tion of the plan which I have written. This also will be a 
half-million dollar building, or assembly of buildings. If 
we are successful in securing another $100,000 and in go- 
ing through with the whole plan, the result will be a Fine 
Arts Center and a Chapel-Theater building represent- 
ing an investment of nearly one million dollars. Each of 
the two buildings will have more than twice as much 
floor space as was in all floors of Voorhees Chapel. Thus 
we will have in place of the Chapel we lost nearly five 
times as much space planned and constructed for specific 
purposes in line with the best knowledge of the day. 

Two firms of architects have been engaged — 
Schweikher and Elting, of Chicago, who designed the Fine 
Arts Center, and Barber and McMurry, of Knoxville. It 
is hoped that we will be ready to take bids on construc- 
tion by the end of the summer. At the same time, all 
know that there are too many things happening every 
week in Asia, Europe, Washington, and Pittsburgh to 
permit very definite predictions. But the Fine Arts Cen- 
ter is here and the Chapel is in sight. 

Cordially yours, 

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The December, 1951, issue of Architectural Record (119 
W. 40th St., New York), a national publication for architects, 
carried a striking feature on our Fine Arts Center. 

While the building was under construction by Johnson 
and Willard, Knoxville contractors, the same journal published 
a preliminary description and some pictures. After completion, 
the Senior Associate Editor, Frank G. Lopez, spent two or three 
days at the College examining the building and talking with 
faculty and students about its use. At the conclusion of hi? 
visit he expressed to President Lloyd his estimate that this was 
one of the most significant of recent buildings erected on 
American campuses, and announced the desire of Architectural 
Record to run a feature article with pictures. The College, the 
architects, Schweikher and Elting, and the donors, Mr. and 
Mrs. Glen A. Lloyd, agreed to the plan. 

A well known photographer who is a specialist in such 
pictures, Joseph W. Molitor, of New York, made two visits to 
Maryville for pictures. Of these, almost thirty were used with 
the twelve-page article printed as the first feature in the 286- 
page December issue of Architectural Record. Eight of them are 
in color, a full page cut on the front cover. The article describes 
the College, and the structure, uses, and philosophy of the 

Some of the statements from the articles are the following: 
"It is hard to decide, in telling the story of the new Fine Arts 
Building at Maryville .College, whether to concentrate on its 
complete integrity, on its close approach to functional perfection, 
or on the romantic revolution it has precipitated on a campus 
which is extremely pleasant but not otherwise too distinguished 

"Maryville's Fine Arts Building provides spaces which 
function exactly as they were intended to, spaces clothed whole- 
somely and naturally by materials whose solidity or transparency 
at the point of use seems entirely appropriate. These qualities 
of honesty and fitness have vastly stimulated the entire college."' 

"The College's music courses have a high reputation." 

In the earlier article about the building .published by Archi- 
tectural Record, (June 1950), was this statement: "Maryi'ille's 
other buildings are, Georgian in derivation, built from the 1850's 
on; red brick is the only conscious tie between these and the 
new Center. The courage to build in architectural tune with 
the times, say the architects, '. . . is the College's and the 
donor's.' " 

All of this has brought many evidences of a nation-wide 
interest among architects and music leaders. 


Many of the activities on the campus are familiar to 
alumni, but one was new this year and that was a faculty play. 
Just before the end of the first semester the faculty presented 
"Arsenic and Old Lace." Their efforts were hilariously appre- 
ciated, and the money made was given to the library for the 
purchase of books and periodicals. 

Other campus events are numerous and varied. They in- 
clude the Opera Workshop, which in March gave "The Jumping 
Frog of Calaveras County"; Open House in all the dormitories; 
"The Pirates of Penzance" by the All Girl Choir an3 Men's 
Glee Club; a style show by the home economics classes; or- 
chestra concert and senior music recitals; the Spring Formal; 
Experimental Theatre productions; a lecture and demonstration 
of pottery making (the art department has a kiln); freshman 
talent show; skit night by the four Societies; tennis and baseball; 
intramural tournaments; May Day; the Easter Sunrise Service. 
The debate squad has had no debates on the campus but has 
participated in the Tennessee State Forensics Tournament, 
Nashville, the South Atlantic Forensics Tournament in Hickory, 
North Carolina, and the Pi Kappa Delta Provincial Tourna- 
ment in Columbus, Mississippi. The Artists Series have been 
very successful this year. The fall concert was by Nelson and 
Neal, duo-pianists, and in January William Warfield, baritone, 
gave a very excellent concert. He is becoming an internationally 
known concert singer and is also winning wide recognition in 
the movies. He and his accompanist spent the entire day on 
the campus, meeting with the voice majors and others. 


For the third year the College 
and the Blount County Chamber of 
Commerce will sponsor a High School 
Day on the college campus. It will 
be on May 2 and all high school 
seniors in the County are invited. A 
committee representing the College, 
the Chamber of Commerce, and the 
high schools is planning the program. 
In the morning there will be group 
meetings on various vocational fields. 
A picnic luncheon will be served on 
the athletic field and at three the 
seniors will be guests of the College 
at a baseball game. Between luncheon 
and the game there will be guided 
tours of all the college buildings and 



W. Curtis Hughes, Instructor in Music, is on Sabbatical 
Leave this semester to do graduate work at Northwestern Uni- 
versity, where he has been studying for the past two summers. 
He is speciahzing in organ. In addition to his academic work 
he is singing in one of the choirs of the Fourth Presbyterian 
Church, Chicago. 

Claudia Wofford Carter (Mrs. J. Wendel Carter), of 
Maryville, is teaching organ during Mr. Hughes' absence. She 
took her early musical training at Maryville under Miss Hale 
and has recendy studied organ at Juilliard School of Music and 
church music at Union Theological Seminary, New York. 

Mrs. Blair (Bernice Cathcart, '40), who has been teach- 
ing \oice, resigned at the end of the first semester to join her 
husband, Marion Blair, '38, in Chamblee, Georgia, where he 
is teaching. 

Edrie P. Sellick, of Stratford, Connecticut, was appointed 
to the music faculty this semester to handle students in 
voice and during Mr. Hughes' absence to direct the all-girl choir 
and men's glee club. She is a graduate of Eastman School 
of Music and holds a Master of Sacred Music degree from 
Union Theological Seminary, New York. 

Mary Evelyn Brown Smith (Mrs. R. O. Smith, Jr.), of 
Maryville, was appointed to the home economics faculty this 
semester to teach clothing and textiles. She is a graduate of the 
University of Tennessee. Mr. Smith, ex '50, is a helicopter 
pilot and is in Korea. 

Mrs. Pieper, Instructor in Sociology, received her M.A. 
from the University of Tennessee on March 20, 1952. 

Miss Craven, Assistant Professor of Drama, had a major 
operation in February but went back to her teaching about the 
middle of March. Because of her illness it was decided not 
to give "Macbeth" in March as scheduled but to give it twice 
during Commencement Week. 

Dr. Orr is listed in "Who Knows — And What" as an 
expert on the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. 

The annual meeting of the Tennessee Philological Asso- 
ciation was held at Carson-Newman College at the end of Feb- 
ruary. Two Maryville facultj' members read papers: Dr. Hun- 
ter on "Variations on a Theme in Longfellow," and Mr. 
Cooper on "A Basis for Phonetic Change." 

Kenneth Paxton, who is on military leave, is now stationed 
in Norfolk, Virginia. Mrs. Paxton (Charlotte Proffitt, '47) and 
the two children have gone there to live. 

Dr. Ralph Collins, Associate Professor of German and 
French from 1935 to 1945, now with the State Department, 
is back in Germany. He and Mrs. Collins and their four chil- 
dren are in Regensburg, which is about sixty miles north of 


Baseball and tennis practice have started. TTie first base- 
ball game of a 17-game schedule will be played March 29 against 
Hiwassee, and the first of 12 scheduled tennis matches the 
same day against the University of Tennessee, both at home. 
Coach Honaker handles basketball and baseball, and Kenneth 
Johnson, Assistant Professor of Physical Education, coaches 

The basketball team won twelve games and lost ten. It 
was definitely a home team as it won ten out of twelve home 
games, thus making it a very good season on the campus. Two 
Mary\ille basketball records were set: the team scored 1,584 
points in twenty-two games, an average of 72 points per 

game; and "Mino" Shields, playing his last season, broke Bob 
Boring's modern record of 333 points for one season by scoring 
478 points, an average of 21.3 points per game. 

The wrestling team had a fair season, winning four and 
losing six matches. At the Southeastern N.C.A.A. tournament 
in Adanta, Maryville finished fourth behind Auburn, Emory, 
and Chattanooga; Bill Morse took the championship in the 123 
pound class. "J. D." Davis continues to coach wrestling. 

In football, Maryville seems to be, at the present, a vic- 
tim of the law of averages. During the two years following 
World War II (1946 and 1947) our team lost only one game. 
During the two years just now past (1950 and 1951) the tables 
of the won and lost columns have been reversed although the 
team has in fact been a good one. During the two intermediate 
years we won half our games each year. Probably a fair dis- 
tribution of victories among colleges would be such a fifty- 
fifty result, but each college has the human preference of being 
in the minority which wins more than it loses. 

The cross country team made a good record in the fall, 
with three wins, one tie, and three losses against strong compe- 
tition. Two of the losses were to the University of Tennessee 
and the tie was with Georgia Tech. We won from Sewanee, 
William Jennings Bryan University (to whom we also lost 
one) and in a three-way meet from both the University of Louis- 
ville and Sewanee (the latter for the second time). The coach 
is Kenneth Johnson. 


At the end of the college year of 1949-1950, Miss Clem- 
mie J. Henry, for health reasons asked to be relieved of the 
responsibilities of the Student-Help program which she had 
directed for thirty-two years. Her request was granted with re- 
gret by the College and she was appointed to part-time re- 
sponsibility as Special Assistant to the President. 

No successor was appointed at once. Miss Massey, Dean 
of Women, was asked to direct the student employment and 
^-i scholarship program; and to 
^i Mrs. Chamberlain, Assist- 
ant in the Student-Help 
^ office, and others were as- 
^^^^ signed duties in connection 

' ^^^.^■Sti^Km M with student loans. 

President Lloyd has 
now announced the appoint- 
ment of Miss Mary Miles as 
Student-Help Secretar>' (the 
tide which Miss Henr>' had 
for many years). Miss Miles 
has been Assistant in the 
Miss Miles Library since 1948, and will 

enter upon her new dutjes June first. 

Miss Miles received the B.A. degree from Marwille Col- 
lege in 1918. She taught in Tennessee for two years, was dur- 
ing a considerable portion of two years a student in Biblical 
Seminary in New York, and in 1922 went to Japan as a mis- 
sionary. For eighteen years she taught Bible and Music in 
Hokuriku Girls' School, Kanazawa, Japan. Forced home by the 
-war, she has remained in America although she has a keen in- 
terest in Japan and has hoped to return there some day. She 
accepted the position in the College Library on a temporary 
basis. Her acceptance of the Student-Help Secretaryship has 
involved a difficult decision on her part. 

Her father was Rev. Dr. Thomas Judson Miles, who died in 
1948, a graduate of the College in the Class of 1893, and a 
Director of the College for forty-one years. 



Mr. and Mrs. Sam Broughton, ex '31, their second child, 
a daughter,. Sarah Hester, November 26, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. Louis B. Blair, '32, their fourth child, a 
daughter, Virginia Louise, October 30. 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. James S. Blain (Roberta Robison, '33), 
their second child, a son, Henry Scott, November 13, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. L Kyle Snyder (Ella Ercelle Hunter, '34), 
their first child, a daughter, Ann Elizabeth, February 8, 1952. 

Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Gamble, Jr., '36, and adopted daugh- 
ter, Nancy Catherine, born September 25, 1951. 

Rev. and Mrs. Robert E. Lodwick, '36, their fifth child, 
a daughter, Evangeline, January 21, 1952. 

Rev. and Mrs. Lance S. Staley, '36, their second child, ^ 
daughter, Helen Mae, August 22, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Cummings (Marjorie Bliss, '37), 
their third child, Susan Elizabeth, January 5, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lynn E. Crawford, '37 (Janice Ina Gray- 
beal, '42), their second child, a daughter, November 18, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wilham M. Whiteley, ex '37, their first 
child, a son, Herbert Edward, November 10, 1951. 

Dr. and Mrs. George Eckel Felknor, '39, their second 
daughter, Wendy Bearden, March 21, 1951. 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Arnold, ex-'40, their first child, 
a son, Barry Duane, March 10, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Dennis (Ruth E. Mack, '40), 
their second daughter, Marian Elizabeth, June 25, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Etheredge, '40 (Betsy Gault- 
ney, ex '41), their fourth child, a daughter, Ruth, November 
14, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Smith, '40 (Jean Smith, ex '46), their 
third child, a son, Henry Scott, December 4, 1951. 

Dr. and Mrs. Jacob T. Bradsher, Jr., '41, their first child, 
a son, Jacob Thompson, IH, November 23, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Karczag (Edna Rose Manrose, '41), 
their second child, a daughter, Shari Rose, October 30, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene E. McCurry, '41 (Margaret Bailey, 
'42), their fourth child, a son, Joseph Cox, January 22, 1952. 

Dr. and Mrs. A. R. Brownlie (Jeanne Stringham, '42), 
their third child, a daughter, February, 1952. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph N. Harder (Phyllis Overton, '42), 
their second son, Joseph Taylor, January 18, 1952. 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Kitchen (Betty Lee Pettry '42) 
their second child, a daughter, Barbara Lee, September 23 

Dr. and Mrs. Charles S. McCammon, '42, thdr third child, 
a son, John Phillip. December 8, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Miller (Helen Trotter, '42^', 
their first child, a son, John William, November 2, 1950. ' 

Mr. and Mrs. William J. R. Hargrave, '43, their third child, 
a daughter, Judith Lynn, October 11, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Greve (Jessie Alberta Reed, '43), 
their second son, Richard William, September 22, 1951. 

Dr. and Mrs. Virgil Lequire, '43, their first child, a daugh- 
ter, Nancy Lassiter, January 12, 1952. 

Dr. and Mrs. Carl G. Pierce, Jr., '43 (Meredith Preston, 

'43), their third child, a son, Carl Gray Pierce, in, October 
26, 1951. 

Rev. and Mrs. Edward R. Rowley, '43 (Esther Winn, '43), 
their fourth child, a son, Hilary Winn, November 23, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Smith, '43 (Mary Elizabeth 
Day, ex '46), their third child, a daughter, Barbara Helen 
November 28, 1951. 

Dr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Crawford, Jr., ex '44 (Anna 
Fred Parris, '50), their first child, a daughter, Jane Marie, 
November 14, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gail Hein (Winifred Sommers, '45), their 
third child, a daughter, Margaret Ann, January 29, 1952. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Huber, '45 (Carolyn Jean Ulrich, 
'47), their first children, twin boys, Paul Fairchild and David 
Halsted, October 4, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Smith (Margaret Graham Cald- 
well, '45), their second child, a son, Charles Caldwell, Decem- 
ber 25, 1951. 

Dr. and Mrs. Henry VanSant (Dorothy Brown, '45), their 
third child, a daughter, Margaret Helen, November 30, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Proffitt, ex '45 (Bobilee Knabb, 
'46), their second child, a daughter, Kathleen, March 11, 

Mr. and Mrs. George F. Clegg (Rebecca Ann Davis. 
'46), their first child, a son, Charles Harry, August 29, 1^51. 

Capt. and Mrs. John D. Kilpatrick (Bette Lou McCoy, 
'46), their third child, a son, Colin John, June 7, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Ross, '46 (Arhne L. Whiting, '49), 
their first child, a daughter, Priscilla Arline, Februar\- 22, 

Rev. and Mrs. Jay Richard Bishop, '47 (Lois Miller, ex 
'50), their first child, a son. Jay Richard, Jr., February 17, 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Engle (Barbara Trotter, ex '47), their 
second child, a son, Michael Ernst, March 13, 1952. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Hunter, '47, their first child, 
a son, Stephen Ray, March 24, 1952. 

Rev. and Mrs. James Payson Martin, '47, their first child, a 
son, William Rowland, November 8, 1951. 

Rev. and Mrs. Joseph W. Matthews (Lyn Johnston Math- 
ews, ex '47), their third child, a son, John Donaldson, January 
19, 1952. 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Parkinson, '47 (Joan Liddell, '47), 
their first child, a daughter, Judith, December 30, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Rawson (Pauline Lickteig, '47), 
their first child, a daughter, Ann Laiidon, December 30, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Anderson, '48 (Jessie Lou Brunson'47), 
their second son, John Augustin, January 21, 1952. 

Rev. and Mrs. William P. Barker (Elsie Jean Cotton, 
'48), their first child, a son, John Bryant, H, October JO, 1951. 

Rev. and Mrs. Charles B. Hoglan, '48 (Ruth Duggan, 
'42), their second daughter, Margaret Alice, January 9, 1952. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lee Paxton, '48 (Charlotte Prof- 
fitt, '47), their second child, a son, Kenneth Lee, January 2, 

Lt. and Mrs. Samuel Heywood Pemberton, '48 (Laura 
Lisette Gessert, '45), their second child, a daughter, Susan 
Lynn, February 2, 1952. 


Mr. and Mrs. James Steadman Black, III, '49 (Mildred 
Miller, '49), their first child, a daughter, Gloria Lynn, October 
22, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. William Dinges, ex '49 (Beth McCall, ex 
'51), their second child, a son, February 19, 1952. 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl M. Lazenby, '49 (Linnea Johnson, '50), 
their first child, a daughter, Daryl Linnea, November 19, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Richard Martin, '49, their first child, 
a daughter, Judith Carol, October 24, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin C. Pancoast, '49 (Eunice Billings, 
ex '50), their first child, a son, Lawrence Edwin, July 28, 1950. 

Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Bennett, '50 (Ilda Mosby, '49), 
their first child, a daughter, Rosalind Kay, October 19, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boring, '50 (Alice Davenport, '50), 
their first child, a daughter, Beverly Jean, December 3, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis J. Disbrow, ex '50 (Helen Minnerly 
Disbrow, '50), their first child, a son, Lewis Charles, October 
30, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Kelley, ex '50 (Leila Ruth Case, 
■'44), their second child, a daughter, Jean Elizabeth, October 
26, 1951.' 

Mr. and Mrs. Galen Walter Johnson, Jr., Class of '52, 
a daughter, February, 1952. 


The National Capital Maryville College Club met Novem- 
ber 16 for a dinner meeting at the YWCA on K Street. The 
following new officers were elected: chairman, William C. 
Crow, '24; vice chairman, Zula L Vance, '39; second vice 
chairman (for Baltimore area), Clifford T. Morgan, '36; secre- 
tary-treasurer, Mrs. Herbert P. Dunning (Helen Gamble, '20), 
303 East Melbourne Avenue, Silver Springs, Maryland. After 
the business meeting colored slides of the campus were shown 
and also a twelve-minute sound movie of the Smoky Moun- 
tains furnished by the Knoxville Tourist Bureau. 

The Metropolitan Club met for dinner at the YMCA on 
23rd Street, New York, on January 10. It was held at a time 
when President Lloyd was to be in the East and so could at- 
tend and give in person a report on affairs at the College. 
Christmas vacation did not end this year until January 16, so 
students now in college from the New York area were invited 
and ten attended. New officers were elected. Rev. James M. 
Barr, '43. Cutchogue Presbyterian Church, Cutchogue, Long 
Island, New York, was elected chairman to succeed Robert E. 
Seel, '45. 

The Middle Tennessee Club held a meeting on October 
22 when President Lloyd was in Nashville for speaking en- 
gagements. Rev. William Vogel, '48, was elected chairman 
and Dr. John A. Hyden, '14, and Miss Mabel I. Baker, '23, 
were re-elected vice chairman and secretary-treasurer respectively. 
On March 11, the Club had its spring meeting at Westminster 
House, Nashville. Mrs. Paul Moehlman (Marjorie L. Stokes- 
berry, ex '46), 1 106 19th Avenue South, Nashville, was elected 
secretary-treasurer in place of Miss Baker, who resigned. The 
forthcoming concert by the Maryville A Cappella Choir, to be 
given April 24 at the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church, is be- 
ing sponsored joindy by the alumni club and the Men's Club 
of the Hillsboro Church. Edward A. Voorhees, '47, is chair- 
man of the concert committee. Following the business meet- 
ing colored slides of the campus and college activities were 
shown and refreshments served. 


In addition to the general interest which all former Mary- 
ville College students have in the events of Commencement 
week, and the particular interest which some each year have 
in sons and daughters and others who are in the graduating 
class, all who can return have a special interest in Alumni Day. 

This year that is Saturday, May 17. The annual Alumni 
Dinner will be at seven that evening. All graduates, former 
students, seniors, and friends are invited. Tickets may be se- 
cured from the Alumni Office in Anderson or at the Regis- 
tration Table on the campus. The Executive Committee of the 
Alumni Association is planning the meeting. The President of 
the Association elected last May, Dr. Joseph Roscoe Watkins, 
'23, will preside. 

Classes which are planning reunions schedule gathering.^ 
as they prefer during Alumni Day or on other days. Word has 
been received at the College that the Forty Year Class (1912), 
the Twenty-Five Year Class (1927), and the Ten Year Class 
(1942), are making plans. These and others should keep in 
touch with Mrs. J. W. Home, Alumni Office, Maryville Col- 
lege. There are three living members of the Fifty-Year Class 
but it is not yet known whether any can be present. 

Please note the detailed program on the inside cover of 
this Bulletin. All are invited to any or aU events. The Bacca- 
laureate Service on Sunday morning. May 18, and the Com- 
mencement Exercises on the morning of May 21 are the tra- 
ditional all-college events. There are 156 candidates for gradu- 
ation in the Class of 1952. 


In the late fall the pipe organ which had been under con- 
struction at the factory for more than a year was installed. An 
introductory recital was given on December 16. It is a re- 
markable instrument and in its combination of appearance, tone, 
and range has no counterpart in this section of the United 
States. It fits the Fine Arts Center exacdy. It is a gift of the 
donors of the building. 

The new organ, designed and constructed by Walter Holt- 
kamp of Cleveland, Ohio, represents the influence of the prin- 
ciples of tonal and architectural design characteristic of the 
great European instruments of the seventeenth and eighteenth 
centuries. However, the specifications make possible the play- 
ing of organ literature of all periods and styles. Careful selection 
of accoustically balanced registers, low wind pressures, special 
voicing, and exposed placement of the pipes were among the 
important features considered in its construction. It is essentially 
a teaching, recital, and concert organ. 



Eleanor Henry Topalian, '32, to Jaap van Leeuwen, Oc- 
tober 5, 1951, at San Francisco. 

Mary Lillard Lewis, '41, to J. T. Vincent, October, 1950. 

Elizabeth Baston Moore, '41, to Edward B. McMillan, 
January 12, 1952. 

Martha Eleanor Wood, ex '42, to Dr. Ronald Becker, 
December 2, 1951, at Berkeley, California. 

Mary Jo Bolin, '47, to Lt. Donald R. Taylor, January 6, 
1952, at Knoxville. 

Boby Jo Reed, '47, to Conley Kenneth Shults, June 10, 
1951, at Mosheim, Tennessee. 

Geneva Jo Robertson, '47, to Arthur R. Hurd, July 10, 1951, 
at Merced, California. 

Ruth King Wood, '47, to Charles MacDonald Coffey, 
III, December 21, 1951, at Low Moor, Virginia. 

Elizabeth Ursula Crawford, '48, to Arthur Delmus Roper, 
Jr., November 30, 1951, at Maryville. 

Margarette Louise Andrews, '49, to Robert Mac Law, ex 
'50, March 25, 1952, at Maryville. 

Frederick S. Richardett, Jr., '49, to Ruth Ann Bratton, 
June 10, 1951, at Swedesboro, New Jersey. 

Stanley Dale Motsinger, ex '49, to Elizabeth Towe, De- 
cember 22, 1951, at Atlanta. 

Bertie Ruth Davis, '50, to George Edward Biggerstaff, 
December 15, 1951, at Maryville. 

Sarah Jean Durant, '50, to Gerald Stevens, November 22, 
1951, at Birmingham, Alabama. 

Jean C. Enfield, '50, to Carl A. Rieck, July 7, 1951. 

Helen J. Miller, '50, to James S. Garrett, February 3, 
1951, at Gainesville, Florida. 

Mary Elizabeth Mills, '50, to Herbert Herman Palmer, 
'51, March 8, 1952, at Morris Plains, New Jersey. 

Beverly Anne Moore, '50, tc Tom Hallman, December 29, 
1951, at Waukesha, Wisconsin. 

Laurie Richards Dale, '51, to Fred C. Kluth, '49, October 
20, 1951. 

Jacqueline Anne Lenderman, '51, to Richard Andrew 
Lane, '51, December 29, 1951, at Birmingham, Alabama. 

Jane Elizabeth McMillan, '51, to James McKenzie Baird, 
'50, March 19, 1952, at Acworth, Georgia. 

Gloria T. Measamer, '51, to James Edward Ricketts, October 
8, 1951, at Crossville, Tennessee. 

Sara Jo Emert, ex '51, to Roy Foster Kramer, ex '51, 
October 26, 1951, at Maryville. 

Joyce Ella Lendertrian, '52, to Lowell Myers Duffey, '51, 
December 29, 1951, at Birmingham, Alabama. 

Mary Charles Thomas, '52, to Sgt. Ralph Ethridge, Janu- 
ary 31, 1952, at Maryville. 

Walter William Schroeder, '53, to Caroline Steinhilber, 
January 12, 1952, at Chicago. 

Betty Gillenwater, ex '53, to John E. Hitch, June 16, 1951, 
at Maryville. 

Martha Jane Abbott, ex '54, to Joseph Kenneth Carter, 
December 30, 1951, at Maryville. 

Myrtle Anna Watkins, ex '53, to Ralph Koelemay, Sep- 
tember 12, 1951, at Loudon, Tennessee. 


The Presbyterian- Board of Christian Education is this year 
making a special survey of all the colleges under its sponsor- 
ship. One of the points it wished to explore was the opinion of 
the alumni concerning their college preparation, and so a 
questionnaire was formulated which we were requested to mail to 
a cross section of our graduates. 

Answers were received from 132 persons in time to be 
tabulated at the first of March. The results may be of interest, 
especially to those who took the time to fill in and return the 
questionnaire. The College appreciates very much their doing 

Returns came from 71 men and 61 women in thirty States, 
one territory, and one foreign country, representing classes from 
1896 to 1951. Of these, 105 took their full college course at 
MaryvUle; 16 had three years here and 11 two years. Present 
occupations include education — 39; ministry — 29; business 

— 17; housewives — 30; physicians — 3; nurses — 3; YMCA 

— 3; church work — 3; dentist — 1; farmer — 1; Girl Scout 
executive — 1. 

The questionnaire asked, "In what ways do you think your 
college education prepared you for this work?" Aside from obvi- 
ous and specific preparation for such professions as medicine, 
education, ministr>', which require a college degree, the most 
frequently mentioned way of preparation was in providing a 
general background of knowledge and culture; next was 
"people" — learning to get along with others, to work with them, 
to understand their problems and needs; Christian atmosphere 
was frequently mentioned; development of critical and inde- 
pendent thinking ("untying apron strings"); example of the 
faculty; development of character and personality ("learning 
to do things I didn't especially want to do"). 

Twenty-five are not married, 107 are. The number of 
children ranges from none to five, except one who has eleven 
children. In answer to the question of ways in which college 
prepared for family life, most frequently mentioned were learn- 
ing ideals of a Christian home, wider understanding, learning 
to cooperate with others (particularly through dormitory life), 
growth in maturity and stability. One man put it, "I hope it 
developed me into being a more intelligent and agreeable com 
panion." Some said they met their wives or husbands at college. 
Specific courses listed as valuable included sociology, psychol- 
ogy, home economics, and ethics. Eight persons said they received 
no preparation or very little. 

Two men and two women said they are not members of 
any church; 87 are Presbyterians, 20 Methodists, 1 1 Baptists. 
Of the 128 members, only nine say they do not attend regu- 
larly. Of those who attend regularly, only two men said they 
had not at any time held any offices or responsibilities. Again 
the question was asked of ways in which college prepared for 
church participation. New ways not mentioned in answers to 
occupational and marriage preparation and specific ways in- 


eluded most frequendy, as might be expected, Bible study. Next 
was participation in religious groups and activities on the cam- 
pus, the interest in church activities fostered by the College, 
the February Meetings, church and chapel attendance. Four 
people thought their college course had given them no prepara- 
tion at all — two of them men who blamed their non-church 
participation on "too much church activity fostered in college." 

Participation in civic affairs was widespread, 102 report- 
ing in some acti\'ity, ranging from memberships in one club to 
the woman who was serving on 33 community committees at 
one time. ' Almost every form of community activity was repre- 
sented. Heading the list of ways of preparation was the de- 
\'elopment of a sense of responsibility and of service to others. 
Participation in .extra-curricular activities, especially student 
government, was next. Training in leadership ranked high; 
ele\'en people specifically mentioned Systematic Discourse. 

One man summed the whole thing up thus; "General edu- 
cation, with a distribution of required subjects, and appreciation 
of the \alues of life, the sacrifices that others have made to 
secure them, and the obligation to preserve them were, I believe, 
the features of my study at Maryville that prepared me most 
for church, civic, and community life. In my opinion such in- 
struction is best furnished by the small pri\'ately endowed liberal 
arts colleges, such as Maryville College." 


Betty Roach, senior from Columbus, Ohio will reign as 
Queen over the May Day Festival to be held in the Amphi- 
theatre Thursday afternoon. May 1, at 2:30 p. m. 

Senior attendants will 
be Ann Leeder and Eugene 
Parks; juniors will be Bar- 
bara Miller (sister of Vir- 
ginia Miller Christy, '47) 
and Walter Rowley (brother 
of Richard Rowley, '43 , 
sophomores Barbara June 
Gregory and David Gates 
(son of former professor John 
A. Gates and brother of Ed- 
ward, '45, and Anne Gates 
Paxton, '50); freshmen Mary 
Alice Kemp (sister of Abbott, 
'47, and Sarah, '51) and Ar- 
thur C. McWilliams. 
The crown bearer will be little Douglas Gamble, son of 
Joe C. Gamble, '26, and the flower attendants will be Alida 
McArthur, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David L. McArthur, '36 
(Grace Proffitt, '36), and Stuart Bushing, son of Assistant 
Professor Arthur S. Bushing, '43, and Mrs. Bushing (Dorothy 
Barber, '42). 

The May Day fete this year is under the direction of Mrs. 
Queener, Assistant Professor of Physical Education. There will 
be the traditional Maypole dance £fnd other features. 

The 1952 Queen 


The 1952 February Meetings were up to the high Mary- 
ville standard and brought great benefit to the campus. Dr. 
George E. Sweazey, of New York, proved to be a preacher and 
leader of power and attractiveness. In sixteen sermons, a half 
dozen forums, and a crowded schedule of personal interviews 
he was very effective in making Christ and His claims and 
purposes real and compelling. 

Rev. John Magill, '39, now pastor of the Abington Pres- 
byterian Church in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pa., led the 
singing in a most acceptable manner. Rev. Sidney E. String- 
ham, who had rendered this service for many years, was un- 
able to come this year. Mr. Magill was accompanied to Maryville 
by his wife, Louise Wells Magill, '41, and their two children. 


The annual Maryville College Breakfast at the Presby- 
terian (USA) General Assembly will be on Saturday, May 24, 
at 7:30 a.m. at Child's Restaurant, 724 Fifth Avenue, New 
York, just one block from the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian 
Church, where the General Assembly is to meet. The price will 
be $1.25 and reservations must be made. All alumni and friendi 
of the College who are attending General Assembly are cor- 
dially invited. Reservation may be made by writing President 
Lloyd at the College before May 15, or by signing up on pos- 
ters which will be hung at some convenient spot at General 
Assembly, or by writing or telephoning Mr. James L. Getaz, 
a Director of the College, at the office of the National Council 
of Presbyterian Men, 156 Fifth Avenue, New York. 

The 1951 May Court 



While the final design of the new chapel building is not 
yet settled, a description of the plan now being seriously con- 
sidered will be of interest to many who read these pages. By 
the time this page is in print and in the hands of readers, the 
plan may be altered. In any case, it is hoped it will be settled, 
either along the following lines or some other. 

The aim is to construct a building which will house the 
complicated assembly of Chapel, TTieater, Little Chapel, and 
a considerable number of classrooms, rehearsal rooms, and work 
rooms on simple and logical lines, with every square foot in 
use, at a price only a little above what most auditoriums alone 

The most impressive solution of this difficult problem so 
far developed calls for an overall rectangular building almost 
the length and two thirds the width of a football field. 

One end contains a chapel auditorium seating 1,200. The 
other end contains a theater seating 450, with a standard 
theater stage and a stage house sixty feet high. Between 
these two units and providing entrance to them is a center 
open court approximately 45 feet square. Tying the two audi- 
torium units together is a long, two story unit running the 
whole length of the structure and containing a little devotional 
chapel, seating 100; college chaplain's offices; speech and drama 
classrooms, laboratory, and practice rooms; theater dressing 
rooms, costume rooms, and workshop; and choir rehearsal and 
dressing rooms. 

Such a cataloging of the parts of the structure cannot give 
any adequate conception of the real character of the building. 
If we succeed in providing all of the essentials listed for a half 
million dollars, it will be a remarkable achievement in these days. 
At the moment we are encouraged to believe it is possible. 

The building will be contemporary in design; will be 
constructed of brick, concrete, glass, steel, and aluminum (we 
hope); and will be located across the site of the old Chapel- 
one end of the rectangle being southwest toward Carnegie and 
the other end northeast toward the Fine Arts Center, with the 
open court at about the center of the old Chapel. 

We will send more news when it is made. 

-Ralph W. Lloyd 


About 450 people attended Homecoming last fall, and al- 
though the game was about rained out the Barbecue was held 
as planned. It started to 
sprinkle while the food was 
being served so that the 
Alumni Gym was opened 
and those who wished to, ate 
inside. By game time, how- 
ever, the rain was coming 
down as all Maryvillians will 
remember it can in East Ten- 
nessee. A few people stayed 
throughout the game; the 
only change in the weather, 
they reported, was that oc- 
casionally instead of pour- 
ing it rained harder. 

nd Homecoming will be on 
Saturday, November 1. The date is set each year to coincide 
with the annual meeting of the East Tennessee Education 
Association, when teachers in this area gather in Knoxville for 
meetings Thursday and Friday and so can easily come to Mary- 
ville on Saturday. 

Beryl Stewart, the Homecoming 

The 1952 Founders Dav ; 

The royal court at Barnwarming. From left to right, Priscilla 
Ingles, Sidney Wiley, King Robert Lynn, Queen Carolyn Miller, 
]oyce Lenderman, and Ruth Roach, 

The President's Home 


Here And There 

Prep. 1892 

Ralph V. Swan, a retired lumberman of Greenville, South 
Carolina, is a member of the Kids and Kubs of St. Peters- 
burg, Florida, a softball club made up of men 75 years old oi 
more. Mr. Swan is 81. He made his letter at Maryville as third 
baseman on the ball team. 


Thomas G. Brown, formerly Principal of Boys' Technical 
High School, Milwaukee, is now making his home in Orlando, 


Homer M. Noble has resigned the pastorate of the Holt- 
singer Memorial Church, Sharonville, Ohio and Springdale 
Church, Lockland, Ohio, to retire. Mrs. Noble was Varina Bay- 
less, '06. 

William Arthur West lives in Visalia, Cahfornia. He is 
a fruit rancher and Deputy County Tax Assessor. 

Since moving to Tallahassee, Florida, Dr. Theron Alex- 
ander has become Stated Supply of the Lakeside Church, Pres- 
byterian US. 


Ella McCampbell, who taught for thirty-four years, is now 
retired and living in Townsend, Tennessee. 

Ruth Culver Newell combined work with play last sum- 
mer. While on vacation from her work as Matron at Stat" 
Teachers College, Framingham, Massachusetts, she spent somt- 
time on the shore of Lake Champlain and then five days in 
the mountains of Maine. The rest of the surmner she was Of- 
fice Manager in a camp for underprivileged girls from Boston. 

Laurance Cross, of Berkeley, California, was one of thf 
group of mayors of American cities who made a trip to Korea. 

Last Fall Winifred Painter completed twenty-five years nf 
service as a member of the staff of New Providence Presby- 
terian Church, Maryville. She was presented with a beautiful 
wrist watch on behalf of the congregation to express their 
appreciation of her faithful work. 

Frank M. Cross has gone to the Central Presbyterian Church, 
Meridian, Mississippi, from the Ensley Highland Church, Bir- 

Rev. and Mrs. Carl T. Michel (Edna Dawson) have retired 
and are living in Lake Wales, Florida. 

David W. Proffitt, president of the National Council of 
Prcfbytcrian Men for 1951, and Dr. E. C. Blake, Stated Clerk 
of the Presbyterian General Assembly, made a six weeks' fly- 
ing trip around the world last December. Mr. Proffitt made the 
trip as a representative of the United Promotion Division, Gen- 
eral Council of the Presbyterian Church, USA, and of the 
Administrative Committee of the One Great Hour of Sharing, 
National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA. Since 
his return he has traveled widely in the United States speaking 
in behalf of these organizations. 


Nellie J. Garrison lives in Fountain City, Knoxville, Ten- 
nessee. Because of arthritis she does not get out much in winter 


In February the first issue of "Western Reports" was re- 
ceived in the Alumni Office. It is the new alumni publication 
of Western Washington College of Education, of which W. 
Wade Haggard is President. 


James MarUn has accepted the pastorate of Christ Presby- 
terian Church in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He formerly was in 
Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania. 


The December 8, 1951, issue of the Saturday Evening 
Post contains a very interesting article about a prison walled in 
only by jungle, in Hawaii. "The idea of establishing the 
jungle jail originated with Thomas Vance, Director of Insti- 
tutions in Hawaii, back in 1943, when military courts were 
handing hundreds of servicemen over to the island authorites 
for imprisonment. Existing institutions couldn't hold them all. 
In desperation, Vance decided to establish a prison camp on 
the volcano side, where thousands of acres were populated only 
by wild pigs and there was plenty of worth-while work for 
prisoners to do." Mr. Vance has been in Hawaii since 1922; 
for many years he was a school teacher. 

August L. Johnston continues as General Secretary of the 
YMCA in Montgomery, Alabama. Mrs. Johnston was DoUie 
Victoria Enoch, '24. Their daughter is a senior in Maryville 
this year. 

Robert A. N. Wilson, Jr., is Protestant Chaplain of the 
Wayne County General Hospital, Eloise, Michigan. He lives 
in Dearborn. 

Decatur Waddell is Chaplain at the Veterans' Hospital at 
Johnson City, Tennessee. 

Mrs. Ralph Kesselring (Florence Kleinhenn) is again back 
at her mission station in Malaya. She first went out in 1924. 

William C. Crow is the new president of the Maryville 
College alumni club in Washington. He is an economist in 
the U. S. Department of Agriculture, a specialist in marketing. 

After a furlough in the United States, Dr. and Mrs. Sam 
H. Franklin (Dorothy Winters, '25) have returned to Japan 
to continue their work there. Dr. Franklin was one of the small 
group of Presbyterian missionaries called home from all over 
the world for a four-month intensive course on Communism and 
the Christian answer to it. 

Thomas J. Greenlee, of Morganton, North Carolina, is a 
V. A. training specialist, organizing training facilities and de- 
veloping training programs. He works particularly with veter- 
ans under P. L. 16. 

The Greeneville, Tennessee, Chamber of Commerce has 
presented James N. Hardin with the annual "Man of the 
Year" award for "outstanding civic service." 

After fourteen years as a faculty member at Columbia Bible 
College, Wick Broomall has resigned to accept a rural pastor- 
ate at Cross Hill, South Carolina. 

Stuart McConnell Rohre, Chaplain, has been ordered to 
the Far East for his third tour of overseas duty with the Army. 
He was an enlisted man in World War I and a chaplain in 
Worid War II. 

Mrs. John T. Robinson (Rose Mclnturff) continues as a 
Consultant in the Division of Health Education in the Tenn- 
essee Sate Department of Education. At present she is try- 
ine to coordinate the four areas of work in the Division into 
one program of School Health Education. Her home and office 
are in Nashville but she travels over the entire State. 

Mrs. Felice Morgan Attwood, ex '25, now lives in North 
Miami, Florida. 


Walter Sherman Edfall in December was promoted from 
assistant development manager to development manager of the 
shoe products division of the Windsor Manufacturing Cor- 
poration, a Goodyear subsidiary in Windsor, Vermont. He has 

been in Windsor since 1936 and has been in the rubber in- 
dustry for 23 years, most of this in the shoe products division. 
He is especially well known for his work in the development 
of Neolite, particularly in its adaptation for leather goods mar- 
kets and shoe uppers and is also credited with an important 
role in development of the recently announced cellular Neolite. 
He is married and has one daughter and one son. 

Ted Hawn has been appointed Department Chairman of the 
Labor Relations Committee in the American Legion of Tennes- 


James W. Holland is now Regional Historian of the Na- 
tional Park Service, Region One, with headquarters at Rich- 
mond, Virginia. The Region comprises 22 States east of the 
Mississippi, plus Louisiana and the Territory of Puerto Rico. 

Earl Riskey, ex '27, is Intramural Director in the Depart 
ment of Physical Education and Athletics at the University of 
Michigan. During the past summer he toured England and 
Scotland with the University swimming team. 

Ernest J. Frei, his wife, and daughter Elizabeth, expect 
to sail in April for a furlough in Switzerland, with Mr. Frei's 
mother, and in the United States. They will visit Maryville 
to see their daughter, Joan, who is a sophomore this year. 

Nana Newberry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Wagner 
Newberry (Elizabeth Griffes), won the Eugenia Buxton cup 
awarded in the State Music Festival, Junior Division, Class 
Difficult I (piano). In 1950 this cup was won by Billy Crow- 
der, son of Dr. W. C. Crowder, '28 and Mrs. Crowder. 

Dr. Jack C. Cotton is Professor of Speech at State Teach- 
ers College, New Paltz, New York. 

J. Hayden Laster has moved to the First Presbyterian 
Church, Harriman, Tennessee, from the First Church, Milan, 

Rev. and Mrs. Philip Vogel (Eleanor Kuhlman) are living 
in Loveland, Ohio. Mr. Vogel is pastor of three country church- 
es. Mrs. Vogel received her Master of Education degree from 
the University of Cincinnati in June, 1951. She is Director of 
Christian Education at the Somerset Presbyterian Church. Their 
daughter, Mary Eleanor, expects to enter Maryville College 
next September. 


Mrs. George B. Carty (Dorothy Kellar) is now teacher- 
trainer in the Home Economics department of Southern Illinois 
University at Carbondale. Last spring she and her husband 
moved from Springfield to Marion, Illinois. 

Cora Houk writes to friends in Maryville that she hopes 
to be back in the States this summer. She is at the Sheldon 
Jackson School in Sitka, Alaska. 

Lynn Boyd Rankin has resigned as pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church in Pikeville, Kentucky, to accept a call 
to be Associate Minister of the First Presbyterian Church in 
Araarillo, Texas. 

Mrs. M. E. Dail, ex '31, (Miriam Mullen) is living in 
Macclesfield, North Carolina. 


Edward B. Cooper is pastor of the Sharon Presbyterian 
Church, Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Edwin H. Greene is the Supervising Principal of the Syca- 
more Local School District, a large consolidated school district 
near Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his master's degree from 
the University of Cincinnati in August, 1951. Mr. and Mrs. 
Greene have three adopted children, Douglas age five, Alan, 
two and one half, and Susan, one and one half. 

Benjamin P. Groves has been manager of the Division of 
Aid for the Aged, Department of Welfare, Hamilton County 
(Cincinnati), Ohio since July, 1950. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Peery (Ernestine McCulley, '37) 

are living in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where Mr. Peery is As- 
sistant Superintendent for Sunray Oil Corporation in that 

George H. Vick is pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Charleston, West Virginia, where the General Assembly of 
the Presbyterian Church U.S. will meet in June. 
Dr. Wilbur S. Johnson has been elected president of the 
Presbyterian Men's Council of Union Presbytery. He is also 
president of the Men's Council of the New Providence Presby- 
terian Church in Maryville. 

Dr. Kenneth Paul Kidd is an Associate Professor of Sec- 
ondary Education at the University of Florida, Gainesville. 

Rev. and Mrs. J. C. McQueen, Jr. (Lillian Crawford, '37) 
have moved from Central Church, Meridian, Mississippi to 
First Presbyterian Church, Owensboro, Kentucky. They were 
surprised and delighted to find Ralph Cherry, '30, as Super- 
intendent of Schools there. 

In May, 1951, the Presbyterian Church at Eldorado, Illi- 
nois, of which Frank R. Mease is pastor, handed out $1000 in 
ten dollar bills to worshippers at a Sunday service. They were 
told to put the money to work after the story of the talents 
and return the profits on a given Sunday in September. Teas, 
TV shows, and garden projects were some of the means used 
by the members. After the payment of the loan of $1000 there 
was a net gain of $1570.92, which was put into the building 
fund of the church. 

Edgar Love Storey has accepted the pastorate of the Vivian, 
Louisiana Presbyterian Church. He is also serving as a Chap- 

On November 9 at San Francisco, Dr. Joseph T. Andrews 
became a Fellow of the American College of Surgery. A month 
later he passed the American Board of Surgery examination at 
Ann Arbor, Michigan. He lives in Snyder, near Buffalo, New 

Samuel W. Blizzard, Jr., Associate Professor of Sociology 
and Rural Sociology, Pennsylvania State College, has been 
elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Rural Sociological Society and 
a departmental editor of the Journal of Rural Sociology. Mis. 
Blizzard (Harriet Barber, '39) is now choir director of the Faith 
Reformed Church in State College. 

Harold Clifford Jones received his M.A. degree from 
Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, January 30, 

Robert E. Lodwick and his family are in this country on 
furlough from their work in Brazil. At present they are living 
at 180 East College Street, Oberiin, Ohio. 

Edmund A. Opitz is now on the staff of Spiritual Mobili- 
zation, which has its headquarters in Los Angeles. He is in 
charge of the organization's Regional Conference Program. 
Previous to this appointment, he was minister of the Second 
Parish, Hingham, Massachusetts. 

Mrs. K. B. Pennington (Virginia Doran) is teaching this 
year for the first time since her marriage. She teaches second 
grade in a Larin-American school in San Juan, Texas. Most of 
the pupils are the children of American citizens but are Spanish 

Harold J. Quigley, pastor of the Central Presbyterian 
Church in Haverstraw, New York, is the subject of an article 
in the May issue of Pageant Magazine entitled, "He Filled 
The Empty Pews." 

Martina W. Robison is superintendent of the Mercy Home 
in Birmingham, Alabama. This is an agency caring for children 
who are temporarily unable to live in their own homes. She 
is also prominent in social service and PTA work in Birming- 

Lance S. Staley is pastor of Saint John's Evangelical Lu- 
theran Church, in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. He is married and 
has two children. Lance, Jr. and Helen Mae. He attended 


Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary, in Minneapolis, 
receiving a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1939 and a Master 
of Sacred Theology degree in 1940. 

Mrs. Thomas H. Allen, Jr. (Mary Frances Ooten), who has 
been "lost" for some time, has been found in Port Arthur, 
Texas, where her husband is Director of Curriculum and In- 
struction in the Port Arthur school system. They have two chil- 
dren, aged six and four. 

Evan Walton Renne is now Minister of Visitation of the 
First and Central Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, Delaware. 

Charles Edward Brubaker, of Fayetteville, is Stated Clerk 
of the Presbytery of Arkansas, Presbyterian Church in the 
U. S. A. 

Mrs. John C. Carr, Jr. (Lois Black) is now First Lady of 
Medford, Massachusetts. Her husband, an attorney, was in- 
augurated Mayor January 7. He succeeded his father in the 
office, the first man to do so in the city's history. On March 20 a 
dinner was given in Boston in honor of Mayor Carr at which 
Governor Dever was one of the speakers. Mr. and Mrs. Carr 
and their three children visited the College last May as guests 
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Black of the College 

Gustavo Hernandez has completed work on his Ph.D in 
Romance Languages at the University of North Carolina and 
will be awarded his degree in June. He is head of the Spanish 
Department at Birmingham-Southern College. Mrs. Hernandez 
(Wilma Pechak) has been teaching second grade in the Bir- 
mingham schools for the past two years. 

Stanley W. Phillips is working in the Bureau of Agri- 
cultural Economics of the Department of Agriculture in Wash- 
ington, and at the same time continuing work on his doctoral 

William L. Wood, M.D., reports that he spent the week 
of September 16 to 24 in New York attending a post graduate 
course in heart diseases at Mt. Sinai Hospital. While there he 
stayed with Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cragan, '41 (Mary Darden) 
and their small son. He also saw Ruth Abercrombie Baker, '40, 
and her children. On his return trip he stopped in Philadelphia 
for a short time with Ted Gillingham, '38, and his family. 

Ernest C. Enslin has resigned from ,the pastorate of the 
Bridesburg Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, to go to the First 
Presbyterian Church of Woodbury Heights, New Jersey. 

Bruce Morgan, who has been serving as a missionary in 
Thailand, is on furlough and is this year studying at Prince- 
ton Theological Seminary. 


The Presbyterian Church at Morrison, Illinois, of which 
Richard Heydinger is pastor, has recently completed a $30,000 
remodeling program and dedicated a new organ. 

Mrs. George Oakes (Jane Branson) is living in Summit, 
New Jersey. Her husband is with Eastern Airlines as Flight 

Dr. and Mrs. E. B. Smith (Jean Smith, ex '46) and 
family \'isited old scenes and friends on the campus in January 
of this year. Dr. Smith is professor of history at Youngstown 
College, Ohio. 


Frank O. Brink, who was program director of the Midnight 
Sun Broadcasting Company, has been recalled by the Navy 
and is now Public Information Officer of the 17th Naval Dis- 
trict, with headquarters in Kodiak, Alaska. One of his duties 
since being recalled has been to produce "South Pacific" and 
tour Alaska virith it. Sixty-five service men were in it and more 
than 23,000 people saw it. In last June's issue of National 
Geographic are pictures of a 33-day expedition to Lake George 
and Knik Glacier which Mr. Brink accompanied as sound re- 

Warren G. Corhett is pastor of the Penn-Alpha Larger 


Parish, Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania. He received his M.A. de- 
gree in the field of Religious Education from the University 
of Pittsburgh, in September 1951. Mrs. Corbett will be re- 
membered as Mary Louise Cooper, '41. 

Alfred H. Davies, who has been pastor of Memorial 
Church, Dayton, Ohio, on January 1 became associate secretary 
in the Division of Evangelism of the Board of National Mis- 
sions of the Presbyterian Church. He carries special responsi- 
bility for leadership in evangelism in the eastern area; his office 
is at 156 Fifth Avenue, New York. He and Mrs. Davies (lone 
Youngs, '41) have one child. 

Mrs. Robert H. Holzworth (Lois Ann Alexander) is living 
in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, while her husband is stationed 
at Indiantown Gap as Chief of the Out-Patient Department. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones (Mae E. Porter, M.D.) and 
small daughter Vickie are living in Decatur, Illinois. Dr. Porter 
is engaged in general practice. She says Vicki is six months old 
and already believes in Maryville. 

Marian A. Kelly has been forced to give up her work for 
the present on doctor's orders to rest. 

The Stanley Musgroves (Katherine Ogilvie) are very happy 
in their new home in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where Stanley is 
teaching in Oklahoma A. and M. Their daughter Kathleen is 
four years old. 

Rev. and Mrs. Andrew F. O'Connor (Clara Jane Baldock, 
'42) visited on the campus in March. They are pleasantly lo- 
cated in Springville, New York where Mr. O'Connor is pastor 
of the First Presbyterian Church. They have two sons. 

Roland W. Tapp has resigned his charge at Garberville, 
California, to do post-graduate work in San Francisco. Mrs. 
Tapp was Helen Lucille Pratt, '42. 

Mrs. J. T. Vincent (Mary Lillard Lewis — see marriages) 
and her husband are operating a restaurant in Charleston, Ten- 
nessee, and farming in their spare time. 

Paul Akana, ex '41, after the war graduated from New 
York Universir>' and earned his master's degree at the New 
York School of Social Work. He is now Assistant Professor of 
Social Work at the University of Indiana. He and Mrs. Akana 
(Anne Abel, ex '41) have a son seven years old. 

Mrs. Howard W. Bridges (Clara L. McCord) is living in 
Memphis, where her husband is stationed with the Air Force. 

In January Helen Cameron had as a guest in her home in 
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Dr. O. C. Nelson, representative of the 
American Leprosy Mission. She writes, "Dr. Nelson mentioned 
that he had spoken at Maryville College and his remarks were 
very complimentary." 

Frank Moore Cross, Jr., who has been at Wellesley Col- 
lege, has returned to McCormick Seminary, Chicago, as In- 
structor in Old Testament 

Mrs. W. A. Miller (Helen Trotter) is living in Athens, 
Tennessee, where her husband is principal of Ingleside School. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joel P. Phillips, Jr., ex '44 (Elizabeth 
Bryant) spent a very interesting seven weeks in Mexico this 
past summer, where Mr. Phillips attended the University of 
Mexico. They live in Winter Park, Florida. Mrs. Phillips writes 
that "before plunging into our winter's season of citrus, my hus- 
band flew hunters to Canada for two weeks." 

Francis McLain Seely, Presbyterian missionary in Thailand, 
is making a Thai translation of "Daily Light," an old devotional 
book of Scripture passages. He and Mrs. Seely (Ruth West, 
'40) and their children ex-pect to sail May 31 for a year's fur- 
lough in this country. During the college year they will be liv- 
ing in Ithaca, New York, where Mr. Seely will study at Cor- 
nell University. 

Major Paul E. Sieber, Medical Corps, returned from service 
in Korea in September and was assigned to the Walter Reed 
Army Hospital in Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Ronald Becker (Martha Eleanor Wood, ex '42 — 
see Marriages) lives in Berkeley, California. Her husband is 
engaged in research on the effect of atomic bomb burns. For 

fourteen months during 1947-1948 Mrs. Becker was in the 
BraziHan public health service in towns along the Amazon 
River and in Porto Velho on the Madeira River. In Porto 
Velho, she was the only English speaking person. 
Mrs. Williams D. Gehres (Aletta Cims) is chief dietitian at 
Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania. 
Mr. Gehres, '41, continues to teach in the English department 
and direct the drama group. 

Lois O. King reports from her mission station in West 
Africa that she is well and enjoys her work. She left the States 
in 1949 for a term of five years under the Congregational Board. 
The Westminster Presbyterian Church in Rockford, Illi- 
nois, of which Hal B. Lloyd is pastor, dedicated a beautiful new 
building on December 9, and Mr. Lloyd's installation sen'ice 
was held on December 13. His father. President Lloyd, took 
part in the latter service. 

E. Barbara Lorentz, M.D., who was in Civil Service for 
some time, her last position being Chief of Pediatrics at tho 
Til ton Army Hospital, Fort Dix, New Jersey, now has estab- 
lished her own office in Somerville, New Jersey, where she 
is a practicing pediatrician. 

Olson and Jean Pemberton arrived in New York from 
Brazil on February 4 for a furlough. They will probably be 
traveling a good bit of their time in the United States but can 
always be reached through Jean's parents at Orangeville, Penn- 

Dr. Carl G. Pierce, Jr. is associated with the Beebe Clinic, 
Inc., a group practice in Sussex County, Delaware. He and 
Mrs. Pierce (Meredith Preston, '43) and their three children 
live in Rehoboth Beach. 

Ted Pratt, who is studying at Syracuse University, is nov/ 
editor of "Link," student-staff-faculty newsletter of University 
College, the adult education division of Syracuse. 

Edward R. Rowley, Jr., and his family moved from their 
charge in Cincinnati to Daytona Beach, Florida in April, 1951. 
There he began work in a chapel project sponsored by the First 
Presbyterian Church of Daytona, of which Paul M. Edris, '32, 
is pastor. In January, 1952 the chapel was organized into the 
Highlands Presbyterian Church and Mr. Rowley called to the 
pastorate. Mr. and Mrs. Rowley (Esther Winn, '43), have 
four children, two girls and two boys. 

Mrs. Lawrence E. Wegner (Muriel Geisler) lives in Or- 
lando, Florida, where her husband is pastor of the Forrest Park 
Baptist Church. 

Arthur J. Yunker has resigned from the pastorate of the 
Grace Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, to accept the pas- 
torate of First Presbyterian Church, St. James, Minnesota. 
Rev. and Mrs. Leroy Dillener (Peggy Fisher) sailed in No- 
vember for their new field of work in the Western India Mis- 
sion of the Presbyterian Church. They are stationed in Bombay. 
At the annual meeting of the Presbyterian National Asso- 
ciation of Directors of Christian Education, in Columbus, Ohio, 
Louise Henry was elected to the Central Committee. She is the 
director at the First Presbyterian Church, Greeneville, Tennes- 

John H. Scott is attending the Temple University School 
of Theology, working toward a master's degree in Sacred The- 

Last fall Martha Jeane Shaw, Doctor of Osteopathy, wrote 
that she had given up her practice because she expected to go 
to Africa in January. Her home church in Norristown, Penn- 
sylvania, had uiidertaken her support. 
Ex '45 
Captain Robert Bayless arrived back in the States from 
Korea in time to spend Christmas with his family. He will, be 
an instructor at Pensacola, Florida, for the next two years. Mrs. 
Bayless will be remembered as Carol McCutcheon, '45. 

Robert Bryant is teaching the mentally retarded class in 

Hicksville, Long Island. He recendy met John Hawkins, ex 
'43, and reports he is a Presbyterian clergyman in Southold on 
Long Island. 

Albert Lee fhambers is living in Macon, Georgia and work- 
ing with the Macon Kraft Paper Company in the Engineering 
Design Section. 

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Edwards (Frances Lane) and two 
daughters visited in Maryville in September. They enjoyed a 
conducted tour of the campus and especially the new Fine Arts 
Center. From here they drove to San Francisco to stay three 
months while Mr. Edwards installed and tested a seventy-mil- 
lion-volt synchrotron at the University of California. It is the 
first of its kind in the United States and will be used in can- 
cer research. The Edwards' home is in Schenectady. 
Olinde Ahrens, formerly at Ohio University, is now teach- 
ing at Wagner Memorial Lutheran College on Staten Island. 
She had an article published in the January issue of the Inter- 
national Journal of Ethics. 

Robert S. Barker is student assistant pastor at Abington 
Presbyterian Church in North Philadelphia where John Magill, 
'39, is pastor. 

Juanita Anne Hinson is now Mrs. William A. Percival 
and lives in Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Vernon Miniard (Frances Bradshaw) is this year 
teaching three grades in the Delphia, Kentucky, Grade School. 
Mrs. Kirk Odencrantz (June Townsend) and her hus- 
band are busily and happily employed at the Naval Ordnance 
Test Station in the Mojave Desert about 160 miles north of 
Los Angeles. They love the desert and nearby Sierras, and ars 
already "rockhounding and camping enthusiasts." 

Elizabeth Proffitt is Home Demonstration Agent at Wood- 
bury, Tennessee. 

Abner Paul Richard, Jr., is pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Monessen, Pennsylvania. 

John Wilburn is principal of the Vonore, Tennessee, Ele- 
mentary and High Schools. He frequently officiates at college 
basketball games. 

Madeline A. Cooke, ex '46, completed her M.A. degree in 
Spanish at Mexico City College in August, 1951 and is now 
the Spanish instructor at the University High School of the 
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. 
Mrs. Floyd Hightower (Edith Earle) is teaching first 
grade in one of the Martin County schools in her hometown 
of Salerno, Florida, while her husband is in Korea. 

Charles H. Hildreth received his M.A. from Northwestern 
in 1949 and is now working on his Ph.D. at the University of 
Florida. This semester he is also serving as Instructor in Social 
Sciences. Mrs. Hildreth was Carol June Hall, ex '49. 

Since September, 1950, Harriet McKean has been with the 
Long Lines Department of A.T.&T. as engineering assistant in 
Circuit Layout, located in Kansas City, Missouri. Her work 
consists of computing data for long distance circuits and equip- 
ping them for operation. 

Geneva Jo Robertson returned to the States from Hawaii 
July 1 and was married July 10. (See Marriages). She is now 
teaching a class in Administrative Dietetics at the State Col- 
lege of Washington, Pullman, and supervising one of the dining 
halls. After this college year she and her husband expect to 
live in Tacoma, Washington. 

Claude I. Shell was a visitor on the campus in January-. 
Mr. Shell is in the seed business in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. 

Mrs. C. K. Shults (Boby Jo Reed — see Marriages) teach- 
es in the Whitesburg, Tennessee, High School; her husband 
is the principal. 

Raymond H. Swartzback and his wife (Martha Jane Hayo, 
'45) are working hard in their two-point field in Cincinnati. 
However, they feel they are making progress as they started 
with five members in one church and fourteen in the other. 


Now they have twenty-five in one and seventy-five in the 


Lloyd Anderson is Assistant to the Safety Director of the 
Tampa Electric Company. Mrs. Anderson (Jessie Lou Bran- 
son, '47) writes that they are pleased with his new position 
for it means they are now rather permanently settled. 

Virginia S. Baier is teaching home economics in the fifth 
and sixth grades of se\'en elementary schools in West Orange, 
New Jersey. 

Elizabeth Boell does the office work and directs the Chris- 
tian Education program at the Sanford Heights Presbyterian 
Church, Irvington, New Jersey. 

Matteo Cardella has led a very interesting life since join- 
ing the Army in October, 1950, because he has been assigned 
to work in bacteriology, which is his field of study. He was 
commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps 
and had his training from Texas to Maryland. At last report 
he was at Fort Knox, Kentucky, serving as administrative lab- 
oratory officer. 

Thomas Horst is finding it a big and gratifying job to 
minister to the needs of a small town church in Tallula, Illi- 
nois. With almost all volunteer labor and money raised with- 
out a special drive, a new basement has been built under the 
fifty-five-year-old church. 

Max Richard House, who expects to graduate from Union 
Theological Seminary in New York in May, has received a call 
to the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico, New York. 

Elaine Kern is working on her M.A. at Seton Hall Uni- 
versity, New Jersey. She writes she had a splendid vacation 
last summer spent in Seattle, Washington. 

Mar\' Edna Smith returned to the States last October from 
three years of service as a missionary in China, made possible 
through the support of the Mar>'ville College Fred Hope Fund. 
She is now a housemother in the Ming Quong Home for Chi- 
nese children, at the Los Gatos, California unit which cares for 
children whose ages are from five to twelve years. 

Ella Mae Thompson is librarian at Carter High School 
in Knox County, Tennessee. Last summer she attended Emor\' 
University in Atlanta, working on her master's degree in li- 
brarianship, and she expects to attend again this summer. 

Evelyn H. Anderson is now Mrs. C. F. B'Smith, and lives 
in Tampa where her husband is a police officer. They have 
a son Kim. 

Margarette Louise Andrews is teaching in the Friends\'ille 
High School, Friendsville, Tennessee. (See Marriages) 

Mrs. Donald S. Balderston (Jane Martenis) is this year 
teaching second grade in the Northeast Elementary School, 
Colora, Maryland. 

James S. Black is pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Pekin, Illinois. Mrs. Black was Mildred Miller, '49. 

Anna Jane Brunson and Irma Jean Benedict are living to- 
gether in Tampa, Florida. Anna Jane is a medical technician, 
working for three doctors. Irma Jean is working in the Neuro- 
logical Clinic. 

Arthur R. Haaf and Frederick S. Richardett are attending 
Temple University School of Theology. 

Jane Huddleston has taken the position as secretary' to 
the Dean of Men at East Tennessee State College, Johnson 
City, which Elizabeth Crawford, '48, held until she resigned 
to be married. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Caleb Pancoast (Eunice Billings, 
ex '50) are living in Bremen, Germany. Mr. Pancoast is with 
the American Consulate. 

Mrs. William Pfeffer (Lois Lehr) received her master's 
degree in Christian Education from McCormick in May, 1951, 
and in September began work as the director of Christian Edu- 
cation in the First Presbyterian Church, Chicago Heights, Illi- 
nois. Marian Lewis Engel, '48, and James M. Baird, '50 ire 


also members of this church. Lois's husband is a senior at 

Richard H. Sprague is a graduate assistant and graduate 
student in the department of mathematics at the University of 

Deep sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. 
Taylor in the death of their eight-raonth-old daughter, Patricia 
Ann, on October 27, 1951. They have one other child. 

Max Willocks received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from 
the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Berkeley, Cali- 
fornia, in December, 1951. He is now working toward a 
master's degree. 

Mrs. Irwin Hedrick (Mary Maude Cunningham, ex '49), 
is teaching school in Columbia, Tennessee. 

Grady Carroll is teaching English in the Polkton, North 
Carolina, High School. 

John Ferris is still with the Navy on Guam. He is in the 
Procurement Branch of the Supply Depot and doing the local 
purchasing. He writes he is sometimes amazed at how some 
of the little Guamian stores can supply materials. He is also 
teaching two English classes in the U.S. A.F.I, school. 

D. Webster Fue was transferred in September from his 
work as manager of Southern States Marlboro Cooperative in 
Upper Marlboro, Maryland, to the same position at Southern 
States Bristol Cooperative in Bristol, Virginia. This is a farmers' 
supply cooperative whch operates in six of the Southern States. 

Mr. and Mrs. James S. Garrett (Helen J. Miller - See 
Marriages) plan to move from Florida to Tennessee in June and 
take over management of their farm near Kingsport. 

Helen Thompson Hair is Dietitian in the Hartford Hos- 
pital, Hartford, Connecticut.. 

Clara Irene Miller has accepted a position as Director of 
Youth Work and Church Secretary at the First Methodist 
Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Kenneth Newell has transferred from Western Seminary 
in Pittsburgh to San Anselmo Seminary in California. 

Margaret Newland is Executive Secretary to Mr. Harold J. 
McGraw, Jr., Head of Trades Books and Advertising, McGraw 
Hill Publishing Company, New York. 

Hilda Virginia Roberts is Administrative Dietitian at the 
Iowa University Hospital, Iowa Cit>', Iowa. 

Ruth Rogers is teaching third grade in the Slate Ridge 
School, WTiiteford, Maryland. 

Mary Holly Webb is enrolled in Union Theological Semi- 
nary, New York, studying for a B.D. degree. 

Jack Henry, ex '50 is stationed at Butzbach, Germany. 
Last fall he played defensive end on the All-Star Champions. 

Warren B. Banks, who -was working in Detroit, was called 
to his home in Bumsville, North Carolina by the serious illness 
of his father, who has since recovered. Warren will remain at 
home this year and has taken over the management of the farm. 

Miriam Chahbandour is assistant director of the residence of 
the Youth Consultation Service in Newark, New Jersey. 

Lewis M. Evans is a student at Princeton and was chosen 
as a member of the First (or Traveling) Male Chorus. John 
Shew, '51 is also in this chorus. 

Kennedy R. Garrison is a State Parole Officer in New 
Jersey. He is living in Bridgeton, New Jersey. 

Ruby Jean Harris is teaching English in grades nine through 
tH'elve in Murphy High School, Atlanta, Georgia. 

"Myrt" Kennedy, who is working at Haines House, Haines. 
Alaska, expects to be back for Commencement. 

Richard Andrev\' Lane tied with two other students for 
first place in his section during the Fall Quarter at the Univer- 
sity of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis. (See Mar- 

Mary Lily Lyerly has been employed by Delta Air Lines' 
Traffic and Sales Department, and is stationed at the air lines' 
Augusta, Georgia reseri'ations office. 

Hershell Merriman, v!i.> works for the Aluminum Company 
of America, has been transferred to Port Lavaca, Texas. 

Ruth Nicholas will do six weeks of required field worl; 
at the orphanage located at Barium Springs, North Carolina, 
this summer. She is attending General Assembly's Training 
School, Richmond, Virginia. 

Robert Proffitt in March entered the University of Ten- 
nessee Medical College in Memphis. 

Alberta Abler Ross is teaching first and second grades in 
the Harriman, Tennessee schools, as well as taking care of her 
10-month old baby. 

Cpl. John E. Sayre visited the campus recendy. He i^. 
stationed at Dobbins Air Force Base, near Atlanta. 

William C. Starr sailed in January for India, where he will 
serve as a missionary under the Presbyterian Church in the 
U.S.A. Mr. Starr will be a teacher in the Woodstock School, 
at Mussoorie, United Provinces, a secondary school which the 
children of many American and Enqlish missionaries attend. 

Lt. and Mrs. Roy Kramer, ex '51 (Sara Jo Emert, ex '51) 
visited their parents in March en route to his new assignment 
at IndiantoviTi Gap, Pennsylvania. (See Marriages) 
Eleven seniors completed their work at the end of the 
first semester and will be counted members of the Class of 1952. 
Daniel C. Buchanan, Jr., is in Bethesda, Maryland. 
Walter Evans English, Jr., hopes to enter medical college. 
Ronald Vernon Fleming is enrolled at Princeton Theologi- 
cal Seminary. 

Hugh F. Hamil is teaching at Greenback High School, 
Greenback, Tennessee. 

Joyce Ella Lenderman (see Marriages) is in Manhattan, 
Kansas, where Lowell is studying at Kansas State College. 
She hopes to get a job there teaching. 

Robert Athan Lynn is in military service, stationed at 
Camp Chaffee, Arkansas. 

Lawrence F. Major, who returned last semester on de- 
tached duty in order to complete his college course, was pro- 
moted to Sergeant on February 15 at Scott Air Force Base, 

Claire Louise Masters is living in Maryville and working 
for the Aluminum Company of America. 

Jean lone Pelton is working for an insurance company in 

Clarence LeRoy Reaser is enrolled in Moody Bible Institute. 
David Hulsizer Reeve is working in Lakeland, Florida. 
Mary Elizabeth Butts, ex '52, now completing her junior 
year in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has won 
many honors there. She is president of her class and in March 
was elected president of the Nursing School Students' Asso- 
ciation. On March 1, she was awarded the annual Alumnae 
Scholarship, which goes to the Nursing School student judged 
most outstanding on the basis of scholarship, aptitude for her 
profession, and promise of leadership, and which is the most 
coveted honor in the Vanderbilt School of Nursing. 

Donald Macdonald, ex '52 is now an Air Cadet in train- 
in£ at Maiden Air Base, Missouri. 
Ex '53 
Iftuthie Garst, of Bradenton, Florida, now a junior at 
"^orida State University, reigned as Orange Bowl Queen last 
New Year's. By winning the crown, Ruthie received a $500 
scholarship in the school of her choice and an elaborate ward- 
robe, including a beautiful white evening gown from Paris, in 
addition to the privilege of presiding over the week's festivities. 
Mrs. Ralph Koelemay fMyrde Anna Watkins, ex '53 - 
see Marriages) afid her husband are continuing their studies 
at Pcabody College and Vanderbilt University in Nashville. 

Several students who for one reason or another dropped 
out of college have returned this semester. They are Armai\do 
Divas, Rolfe Duggar, Conrad Eaddy, Gertrude Furman, Arthur 
Haylock, Galen Johnson, Mary Evelyn Layton, and George 


Roll H. Hanna, Prep. '80, aged 93, of Maryville, died 
January 6, 1952 in a Knoxville nursing home where he had 
been confined since he broke his hip several years ago. As 
mayor of Maryville he was one of the local citizens instru- 
mental in obtaining property for the location of the Aluminum 
Company of America in Alcoa and his assistance was acknow- 
ledged at the Alcoa "Appreciation Dinner" in 1949. He is 
survived by his wife, a brother, Leroy S. Hanna, '82, of St. 
Petersburg, and other relatives. 

Peter Rule, '95, aged 81, of Rockford, Tennessee, died 
December 25, 1951. Mr. Rule had been prominent in Blount 
County in many w.iys, including twelve years' ser\'ice as Cir- 
cuit Court Clerk. He was a member of the Equalization Board 
and for years served as chairman of the County Commission on 
the Home for the Aged and Infirm. He is survived by his wife, 
three sons, two daughters, nine grandchildren, and three grei>t- 

Paris Arthur Wallace, '95, aged 83, died February 21, 
1952, at his home in Brooklyn, New York. He was a Bishop of 
the AME Zion Church. His first pastorate was in Louisville, 
Tennessee, and he was elected Bishop by the General Confer 
ence meeting in Knoxville in 1920. Later he served churches 
in Washington, D. C, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He re- 
tired in 1944. He participated in ecumenical conferences in 
England and had traveled in Europe. He is survived by two 
brothers and one sister. 

John Stuart Caldwell, '02, aged 73, died February 18, 
1952, at his home in Riverdale, Maryland. Dr. Caldwell received 
the M.A. degree in 1904 and the Ph.D degree in 1914 from 
the University of Chicago, and in 1948 Maryville College con- 
ferred upon him the honorary degree of Doctor of Science. FTc 
taught for eleven years and then became Plant Physiologist in 
the Department of Agriculture in Washington in 1916. He 
was considered an international authority in the field of fruit 
and vegetable preser\'ation. He is survived by his wife, and 
several nieces and nephews. 

Eugene L. Webb, ex '04, aged 74, of Maryville. died 
October 11, 1951. After leaving college, he bought a studio 
and started in business as a photographer in 1903, and 
at the time of his death he was operating Maryville's oldest 
business. He is survived by his wife (Laura Magill, Prep. '01), 
and three sons, Charles, '27, Hadley, '32, and Leslie, '33. 

Mrs. Mayme Malcolm Line, '06, died Octpber 9, 1951. 
Her home was in Talbott, Tennessee. Virginia ^Malcolm, '26. 
is her niece. 

Charles E. Beech, ex '26, aged 50, died January -14, 1952 
in Springfield, Missouri. Follouring college he graduated from 
McCormick Theological Seminary, and had been pastor of the 
Reed Springs Presbyterian Church for twenty-three years. He 
is survived by a daughter, Charlotte E. Beech, ex '54, by 
his wife (May R. Belote, '35), and a son. 

George Washhigton Taylor, '29,. died October 18, 1949. 
at Oliver Springs, Tennessee. He was survived by his wife and 
other relatives. Faith H. Taylor, '30, and Ruth Taylor, '?9, are 
his sisters, and Dr. Roy V. Taylor, '28, is his brother. 

Mrs. Lewis F. Meynell (Marian Ruth Atwood, ex '43) died 
following her second operation for brain tumor. The funeral 
service was in Rockford, Illinois, on June 5, 1951. She and 
her husband were proprietors of Bay Head Inn, Sullivan Harbor, 

Z. Jay Stanley, aged 59, died January 24, 1952 in Rich- 
mond, Indiana, where he had been practicing law since 1923. 
He chached football at Marvville College in 1914-1915. He is 
survived by his wife and three stepchildren. He was a first 
cousin of Miss Wilkinson, of the Maryville faculty. 

Susan Logan Howard, who taught piano at Maryville 
from 1931 to 1933, died in Lexington, Kentucky, on Decem- 
ber 24, 1951. She is survived by her mother. 



Joseph iMcClcUan Broady, aged 74, a Director of Mary- 
ville College since 1917, died October 20, 1951, in Birming- 
ham, Alabama, where he had spent thirty' years from 1912 to 
1942 as Pastor of Sixth Avenue Presbyterian Church. He was 
born and grew up near the campus of Mary\'ille College, which 
he attended as a student. After college he attended McCormick 
Theological Seminary and graduated there in 1901. In 1917 
Mar\Tille College conferred upon him the honorary degree of 
Doctor of Divinity. He was a pastor in Gibson City, Illinois, 
Shaivnee, Oklahoma, and in Birmingham. Dr. Broady became 
a familiar and prominent leader in Presbyterian circles serving 
for many years on the General Council and the Board of Chris- 
tian Education. After his retirement he served as interim pastor 
in a number of leading churches. He held many important of- 
fices including the moderatorship of the Synod of Alabama, 
and of the Synod of Mid-South. He was a Director of Mary- 
ville College for 34 years, and was leader of the February Meet- 
ings at the College four times between 1913 and 1926. He is 
sur\'ived bv his wife, five sisters, and three brothers, some 
of whom still live on the old Maryville home place. 

Chester Frederick Leonard, '17, aged 60, died January 
16, 1952, on St. Simon's Island, Georgia, where he had gone 
but a few months before, following his enforced retirement be- 
cause of a severe heart condition. He was born in Birmingham, 
Alabama, but his family lived in Wisconsin when he entered 
Mary\-ille College from which he graduated magna cum laude. 
He graduated from McCormick Theological Seminary in 1920. 
Later he studied a year at Johns Hopkins University. His wif: 
(Josephine Wicks) was also a Maryville College student. His 
whole ministry was under the Presbvterian Board of National 
Missions at one place — the Vardy Community Center in the 
mountains of East Tennessee, where he served from theological 
seminary days until his forced retirement in 1951. In 1949- 
1950 he was Moderator of the Synod of Mid-South, and he 
was a Director of Maryville College from 1946 until his death. 


This spring the choir is to make an album of records which 
will be released in September under the RCA Victor custom 
records. The album will consist of three vinylite, non-breakabic 
records, six sides (including the Alma Mater), 78 RPM. The 
cost is $5.00 per album plus 40^ for mailing. They will be 
sold through the Book Store. Advance orders are now being 
taken. For your convenience an order blank is printed below. 

Please send me souvenir album (s) of the 

Maryville College records. Enclosed is (check) (money 

order) for $ ($5.00 plus 40((f mailing 

charges each). Make checks payable to the Maryville 
College Book Store. 

Print Name 

No. and Street. 




On the 1951 choir trip 


The A Cappella Choir (known on the campus as the 
Vesper Choir) will make a trip from April 24 to May 4 
through Kentucky and Illinois. It is hoped that many alumni 
in that area will be able to hear them. 

The first concert is on April 24, at the Hillsboro Presby- 
terian Church, Nashville. Dr. Wood Duff, a Director and 
honorary alumnus of the College, is pastor and George Wil- 
liam Vogel, '48, is assistant pastor. On Friday, April 25, the 
choir will sing in the High School Auditorium, Eldorado, Illi- 
nois, sponsored by the Egyptian Larger Parish, of which 
Frank R. Mease, '34 is pastor. On April 26, they sing at 
Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul, Illinois; on April 27 at the 
Park Presbyterian Church, Streator, in the morning, at Lake 
Forest College in the afternoon, and at Oak Park First Pres- 
byterian Church in the evening. On Monday, April 28, the 
choir will be at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rock- 
ford, of which Hal B. Lloyd, '43, is pastor; on Tuesday, at 
Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, Illinois, of which 
Dr. Harold R. Martin, father of Jim, '47, and Susie, a choir 
member, . is pastoi; on Wednesday, at First Presbyterian 
Church, Centralia, of which Roy S. Buffat, '23, is pastor; 
Thursday, at Scott Air Force Base, Belleville; Friday, May 2, 
First Presbyterian Church, Pana, Illinois; Saturday, at First 
Presbyterian Church, Evansville, Indiana. The last perform- 
ances will be Sunday morning. May 4, at the Presbyterian 
Church (a united U. S. and U.S. A. church). Bowling Green, 
Kentucky, and Sunday afternoon at five at the Cookeville, Ten- 
nessee, Presbyterian Church. 

Forty of the sixty members will make the trip, traveling 
by bus. In addition to Mr. Harter, choir director, Mrs. Cum- 
mings and Dr. Griffitts of the faculty will accompany the 
choir. They will be very glad to see alumni and to meet 
prospective students and their families who may wish informa- 
tion or have questions to be answered. 


For the second year scholarship awards based upon com- 
petitions in music and art for high school seniors will be made 
by the College. Auditions for those competing in music (piano 
or voice) will be held at the College on April 5. Those com- 
peting in art need not be here in person but must submit 
a portfolio of their work which will be judged on April 5. 

The awards, which are given by friends of the College 
who are especially interested in the Fine Arts, are, in piano, 
$200; in voice, $200; in art, $100. If the winner elects to 
attend Maryville, the College will add a $100 award, making 
the totals, piano, $300; voice, $300; art, $200. 


A recognition service for the sixteen new members of 
Alpha Gamma Sigma, honor scholarship society, was held on 
March 20. President Robert L. Kincaid, of Lincoln Memorial 
Unversity, was the speaker. 

Those elected to membership are: 

James R. Allison, Salineville, Ohio; Cora F. Anthony, 
Ripley, Tennessee, sister of Edmund J. Anthony, ex '49; 
Ida Katherine Blackburn, Knoxville, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Ben A. Blackburn, '27 (Mary Marston, '27), grand- 
daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Clark Marston, '93 (Mary Kath- 
erine Caldwell, '93), and great-granddaughter of Capt. David 
Caldwell, 'jO's, (also many of her aunts, uncles, and cousins 
attended Maryville); Barbara Blum, Knoxville; Peggy Ann 
Kettles, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Robert A. Lynn, Elmhurst, 
Illinois; Lena Belle McGaha, Newport, Tennessee, daughter 
of Dr. and Mrs. W. E. McGaha, ex '16 (Lavinia Fisher, Prep. 
'13), and sister of Merriam McGaha Anderson, '44, Dudley 
C. McGaha, ex '47, and Devida R. McGaha, '48; Nancy Caro- 
lyn Marshall, Etowah, Tennessee, .sister of IN'Iabel Marshal! 
Westbrook, '45; Jean I. Pelton, Monticello, New York; Wil- 
liam N. Robinson, Maryville; Doris M. Sommerville, Erie, 
Pennsylvania; William Alvin Springfield, Ardmore, Pennsyl- 
vania; Richard John Waka. New York, New York; Minna 
Sue Watson, Knoxville, dauehter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore 
R. Watson, ex '30 (Helen Sherrod, ex '29); Gerald E. Wil- 
liams, Alcoa; and Edward Newell Witherspoon, Chattanooga, 
Tennessee, son of Mr. and Mrs. John K. Witherspoon, ex 
'19 (Helen Newell, '19). 


Eight seniors were elected to "Who's Who in American 
Colleges and Universities" bv the joint vote of the Executive 
Council of the Faculty and the Student Council. 

Charles E. Allen, Louisville, Kentucky, was captain of 
the football team and a member of the basketball team and 
is president of the Athletic Association. During his first two 
years he was a member of Student Council. 

Robert T. Cuthill, Buffalo, New York, is president of 
the Student Council, a member of Pi Kappa Delta, honorary 
forensics society, and last vear was president of his class. 

James L. Kren, Pitcairn, Pennsylvania (married to Pa- 
tricia Love, '51), is YMCA president this year and was treas- 
urer last year. In his sophomore year he was class president 
and for two years was on the Student Council. He is a mem- 
ber of the baseball team. 

Helen Sue Martin, Bloomington, Illinois (sister of James 
P. Martin. '47), is president of the YWCA and last year was 
treasurer. In her freshman and sophomore year she was or. 
the Student Council. She is a member of the Vesper Choir. 

Carolyn E. Miller, Bristol, Tennessee, was editor of the 
1951 Chilhowean and served on The Echo Staff for two 
years. She is secretary of the Student Council and a member 
of Pi Kappa Delta and Writers' Workshop. 

David D. Reed, Hamden, Nev.' York, is president of 
Theta Alpha Phi, honor drama society, and secretary of the 
YMCA. He also belongs to Student Council, the Vesper Choir, 
and Writers' Workshop. 

Doris M. Somerville. Erie, Pennsylvania, is president 
of Student Volunteers and active in the YWCA. She is a 
member of Student Council, Writers' Workshop, and the college 
orchestra, and was elected to Alpha Gamma Sigma. 

Ralph G. Thiesse, Cleveland, Ohio, is senior class presi- 
dent and last year was president of the Men's Student Or- 
ganization. He is a member of Student Council and is active 
in the YMCA.