MARYVILLE COLLEGE BULLETIN
FRIDAY, MAY 15
8:30 p.m.— Commencement Play— "Antigone" by Sophocles
SATURDAY, MAY 16
8:00 a. m.— Senior Class Chapel Service
Noon— Class luncheons as arranged
7:00 p. m.— Annual Alumni Dinner
9:00 p. m.— Band Concert
SUNDAY, MAY 17
10:30 a. m.— Baccalaureate Service— Sermon by President Lloyd
4:00 p. m.— Senior Music Hour
7:00 p. m.— Commencement Vespers
MONDAY, MAY 18
8:00 a. m.— Chapel Service— Drama Program
TUESDAY, MAY 19
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 IVIorningside
8:30 p.m.— Commencement Play— "Antigone" by Sophocles
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20
8:30 a. m.— Spring Meeting of the Directors of Maryville College
10:30 a. m.— Graduation E.xercises, 134th Year
FOUNDERS AND HOMECOMING DAY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1953
OFFICERS OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
1952 - 1953
President Mr. Carl M. Storey, '31
Vice-President Mr. E. Leslie Webb, '33
Recording Secretary Miss Winifred L. Painter, '15
Class of 1953: Mr. Guy W. Sneed, '24; Mrs. John Kenst, '31; Mrs. Hugh Crawford, Jr., '35.
Class of 1954: Mr. Stuart P. McNiell, Jr., '50; Mrs. Ernest C. T.iylor, '14; Miss Mary Sloane
Class of 1955: Mrs. Joe D. Beals, Jr., '47; Mrs. Maynard L. Dunn, '27; Mr. James W.
MARYVILLE COLLEGE BULLETIN
Published by Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee
Ralph Waldo Lloyd, President
Vol. LI April, 1953 No. 9
Published quarterly by Maryville College. Entered May 24, 1904, at Maryville, Tennessee, as second-
class mail metier. Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in Section 1103, Act of
October 3, 1947, authorized February 10, 1919.
CARL McKINLEY STOREY, PRESIDENT OF THE
Greetings to Maryville College Alumni Everywhere;
As President of the Alumni Association this year I have endeavored to work with the College
and different alumni groups to promote a program that would arouse the interest of all Alumni in
Maryville College. The response, in the form of personal letters, from scores of Alumni has been
most gratifying. To serve as President of the Alumni Association makes one very much aware of
the many needs of the College. Our church colleges are very much in danger of losing ground
unless Alumni, businessmen, and friends across the nation come to their rescue financially. The
State universities, with our tax money, are offering a more attractive program in many ways. I am
happy to say that none of them offers more in a healthy environment and spiritual way than does
The response to the A DAY programs mailed out in January has been very gratifying. A few
dollars are still trickling in, but we need over $1,000 yet to pay in full for the band uniforms.
Keep those dollars coming in. Many have not mailed in their alumni dues, of $2.00, for this year.
Please do this before the end of May.
It is certainly encouraging to those of us here in Maryville to watch the building of the new
Samuel Tyndale Wilson Chapel progress. It would be a most appropriate time for those of you
wlio ha\'e not yet paid up your chapel pledge to do so, and for those of )0u who have not pledged—
why not act now and send a check or a pledge along to help complete this magnificent structure.
So much for arousing your interest concerning the financial needs of the College. Now let's
all plan to attend the alumni banquet and the commencement program. The Ten, Twent\-, Twent\--
Five, and Fift%' Year C:lasses are planning reunions. Mrs. John (America Moore) Crawford is in
charge of the Twenty-Five Year reunion." Members of the Twent>-Five and Fifty Year Classes will
take part in the program at the alumni banquet. Don't forget to send in your change of address
and any news of Alumni to the Alumni Office. I am looking fonvard to seeing many of you during
Thanks to Alumni everywhere for the personal notes sent along with dues, band uniform pro-
gram checks and one-dollar bills. Your financial support to these programs and \our moral support
have made it a pleasure to serve this year as your President. Thanks also to the Alumni Executive
Committee and other alumni committees who have labored so faithfully during the past year.
Now more power to our new President, whomever you elect for the coming year.
President of Alumni Association
President Lloyd's Page
1. Our Alumni Family grows steadily in size. The total
number of persons who have graduated from Maryville Col-
lege is now 4,423, of whom more than 3,800 are living. The
earlier classes were small. The larger classes have been those
of the two decades since I returned to Maryville.
The class with which I graduated had only twenty-seven
members, although the very next year that number jumped
to forty-two, and seven years later passed the fifty mark. In
1929 it passed the one hundred mark and since 1930, includ-
ing the war years, has averaged 122. It was rather startling
to me to discover recently that up to this date I have had
the personal privilege of acting for the College in awarding
its diploma to seventy per cent of all Maryville graduates,
and to a still larger proportion of you who receive this letter.
This privilege and the life friendships which it represents I
prize more than I can put into words.
A considerable number of our alumni family live within
fifty miles of the campus, but by far the larger proportion
live in other parts of America and the world and most con-
tacts must be by correspondence. That is one reason for
the alumni issue of the Maryville College Bulletin.
2. With Maryville Alumni Abroad. In late December
and in January I made a trip to Lucknow, India, to attend
a meeting of the Central Committee of the World Council of
Churches. On the way out through Lebanon I saw Lois
Wilson, '16, daughter of former President Samuel Tyndale
Wilson. She is Principal of the Presbyterian Mission School
at Nabatiyeh. In India, I saw Leroy Dillener, '44, and Anna
Stevens, '49, at Kolhapur; Peggy Ann Case, '45, at Miraj; and
Ann Leeder, '52, at Allahabad. At Ferozepore, India, we had
a little Maryville College reunion of six: Dr. Dorothy Ferris,
'28, who is head of the Frances Newton Hospital there, Elsie
Gleason, '28, of Mainpuri, Don Hugh, '38, and his wife Joy
Pinneo Rugh, '39, of Meerut, Bill Starr, '51, of Mussoorie, and
myself. Dorothy Ferris had invited all alumni who could come
to a special dedication of operating room equipment, including
a modem shadowless light provided tfu-ough the Fred Hope
Fund at Maryville College. All whom I have named are mis-
sionaries to India. There are at least two others in India
whom I did not see: Mrs. C. W. Perry ( Isabelle Jay '40)
whose husband is with the Standard Vacuum Oil Co., at
Madras; and Mrs. M, S. Kamble (Margaret Duke '24) at
Usuri-Islampur. In Lebanon, I just missed Helen Cassile, '45,
who is now associated with Lois Wilson.
3. Local alumni and community interest has been active
during tliis college year, and I wish to express appreciation
for a number of helpful things, connected with our football
program, accomplished or in process. A banquet, served at
the College, to the football squad, was organized and paid
for by alumni and other friends in the community. A score-
board was erected on the football field with funds donated.
A benefit post-season football game was promoted ( under
unprecedented snow storm conditions ) and the net receipts
were added to the fund of $1,000 set up by the College to
purchase Scottish Kilt uniforms for the College band; because
of the bad weather the game receipts did not bring the fund
up to the $3,500 needed, but local alumni and friends plan
to complete the project when possible. They also planned the
ceremony in which, at the benefit game, we named the field
for Coach L. S. Honaker, in recognition of his long and out-
standing service at Maryville. Of this you at a distance know
from the program which was mailed to alumni some time ago.
4. The New Chapel is now well under way. A contract
was let in December to Johnson and Willard, General Con- ■
tractors, Knoxville. On January 5, construction began. It is
still in the "foundation" stage, but some 250 tons of concrete,
reinforced with steel, have been set, and before these words
are read, a great deal more concrete, steel, and brick will be
in place. We cannot expect the building to be ready for
use before Christmas, but are hoping to move in soon after
that. As described by the article in this magazine last October,
the building is a large one, with a completeness of facilities
not often found on a college campus. We believe it will be
quite a wonderful building, a worthy companion of the Fine
Arts Center. The total cost of building and necessary fur-
nishings (without an organ) will exceed $550,000. The
amount so far raised toward this total is approximately
$405,000 (including approximately $18,000 in pledges not yet
paid). This is a good proportion of the whole, but there is a
big job ahead to complete this great and vital addition to the
present and future service of the College.
5. The 1953 Commencement scheduled for May 20, is
rapidly approaching. The program will be found elsewhere
in these pages. As Alumni President Carl Storey says in his
letter, it will be a pleasure to see all who can come.
The cli'Liilcd crtlcmlar of Commencement Week events is
given on the inside front cover of tliis Hiilletin. Tickets are
necessary only for the Ahunni Dinner and the play. Dinner
tickets may be secured through the Alumni Office or at the
Registration Table on the campus that day. Play tickets
may be secured through the Alumni Office or the drama
department (Miss Kathleen Craven). The committees of the
reunion classes will be glad to see about rescr\ations for any
who write them.
Alumni Day, you will note, is Saturday, May 16. The
annual dinner and business meeting will be in the Dining Hall
at seven o'clock. Carl M. Storey, '31, President of the As-
sociation, will preside. At nine o'clock the band will give
a concert in the Fine Arts Outdoor Theater.
The Baccalaureate sermon on Sunday morning, in accord-
ance witli the tradition of many years, will be preached by
the President of the College.
We have heard from all si.x living members of the Fifty-
Year Class, 1903, all but one expressing the expectation of
being here. The five who hope to come are Thomas G. Brown
and Horace H. McCaslin, of Orlando, Florida; Dennis W.
Crawford, of Kno.xville; Hugh R. Crawford, of Maryville; and
Robert O. Franklin, of St. Augustine, Florida. Mrs. J. M.
Dorton (Mabel Franklin), of Hillsboro, Tennessee, writes
that she cannot make the trip.
Mrs. Roy Blackburn (Alice Stinecipher ) , Cherry Drive,
and Mrs. John Crawford, Jr. (America Moore), Duncan Drive,
Maryville, are working on the Class of 1928 reunion.
The Classes of 1943 and 1948 are also working on re-
unions. Arthur S. Bushing, 803 Court Street, Maryville, and
Dorothy H. Vawter, Maryville College, are the respective
Other classes are working on reunions in a less organized
way. Mrs. Robert C. Cross (Helen Silsby) is writing to
members of the Class of 1913 and she and her husband hope
that many classmates will be able to attend. Several members
of the Twenty-Year Class, 1933, have indicated that they plan
to be here. Although the Class of 1918 is not planning a
special reunion, Miss Mary Miles, Maryville College, will serve
as local chairman and will be glad to hear from any who plan
HUNT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
It was announced in January tlirough Mr. R. M. Ferry,
Manager of Tennessee Operations for Aluminum Company of
America, that Maryville College and Alcoa High School have
received a $.500.00 scholarship fund from the Hunt Foundation
of Pittsburgh, Pennsylxania. The scholarship will be awarded
before the fall semester of 1953 to a graduate of Alcoa High
School on the basis of integrity of character, ability to learn
new things, general personal efficiency, personality as ex-
pressed by manners and cooperativeness, as well as scholastic
In announcing the scholarship award Mr, Ferry said, "The
trustees of the Hunt Foundation feel that some appreciation
should be shown to the communities of our Alcoa plants and
to those connected with these plants. The trustees also feel
that this appreciation should be shown in an educational
manner in order to provide young, deserving students with
the opportunity of possessing a high level of education.
"It was decided that the first bequest to the Alcoa com-
munity would be in the form of a scholarship for an Alcoa
High School graduate to attend Maryville College, beginning
with the fall term of 1953. The particular curriculum to be
taken at Maryville College will be decided upon entirely by
the student himself."
Selections of the student to receive the award will be
made by the Manager of Alcoa's Tennessee Operations, the
President of Maryville College and the Superintendent of
Alcoa City Schools.
In accepting the award for the College, Dr. Lloyd ex-
pressed his appreciation and added, "I can think of no
better way to help our community than to make it possible
for deserving young people to receive training which will
prepare them for the responsibilities of citizenship."
On receipt of the announcement, Alcoa Schools Super-
intendent V. F. Goddard, '13, said, "This scholarship will be
a worthy incentive to the students in Alcoa High School in
achieving the best values in their school education. The
faculty and students appreciate this contribution by the Hunt
Foundation to the Alcoa High School."
The Hunt Foundation was established in 1951, by Roy
A. Hunt, Chairman of the Executive Committee for Alcoa and
President of the Company from 1928 until 1951. Trustees
of the Foundation are members of the Hunt family. Income
from the Foundation is distributed exclusively for religious,
educational and charitable purposes as determined by the
The May Day festival will be held on Friday afternoon.
May 1, at two-thirty, in the Amphitheatre in the College
Woods. The theme tliis year is "The Grasshopper and the
Ants," using the Walt Disney version of the old fable.
The Student Council is to hold the election for May Queen
and the class attendants on March 26.
On Friday evening Barbara Scott and Bill Robinson will
give a recital in the Fine Arts Music Hall. Barbara is a piano
major and Bill Robinson, who graduated last year, is this year
taking additional work in voice.
Saturday evening is the Spring Dance, the one formal
dance of the year. It is the turn of Bainonian and Athenian
Societies to decorate the Ahnnni Gym and to be in general
Mr. and Mrs. E. Leslie Webb, '33 (Ruth Freeman, '46),
their first child, a son, David Lea, February 9, 1953.
Mr, and Mrs. Robert L. Brown, '35, their second son,
David Ernest, November 4, 1952.
Mr. and Mrs. Donnell Wear McArthur, '37, their fourth
child, a daughter. Donna Louise, February 19, 1953.
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Carr, Jr. (Lois Black, '38), their
fourth child, a daughter, Priscilla Louise, September 28, 1952.
Mr. and Mrs. Gustavo R. Hernandez, '38 (Wilma Pechak,
'38), their fourth child, a son, Thomas Cole, September 7,
Dr. and Mrs. Lynn F. Curtis, '39 (Mildred Lane, '40), a
daughter, Mary Lynn, February 24, 1953.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Carter Reed (Virginia Partridge, '39),
their third child, a daughter, Molly Elizabeth, November 29,
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Marshall Rankin, ex '40 (Marguerite
Justus, '39), their fourth child, a daughter, Carol Jean, August
Lt. Col. and Mrs. Harold A. Wicklund, ex '40 (Dorothy
Armstrong, '38), their fourth child, a daughter, Judy Eliza-
beth, May, 1952.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Akana, ex '41 (Anne Abel, ex '41),
their second child, a son, January, 1953.
Rev. and Mrs. Philip O. Evaul, '41 (Margaret Cloud '39),
their fifth child, a daughter, Rebecca Lucinda, June 20, 1952.
Mr. and Mrs. George Edward Haynes, '41, their second
child, a son, George Edward, Jr., March 1, 1953.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Scott Honaker, Jr., '41 (Martha Walker,
'45), their second child, a son, Lombe Scott, III, November
Rev. and Mrs. Jack L. Zerwas, '41 (Helen Cone, '42),
their third child, a daughter, Ann Louise, May 22, 1952.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gehrmann (Phyllis Johns, '42),
their second child, a daughter, Patricia Lynn, March 1, 1953.
Dr. and Mrs. Dudley S. Moore, '42, their second child,
a son, James Dudley, October 18, 1952.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Prewett (Ruth Lane, '42), have
adopted their second child, Gary Daniel, June 6, 1952.
Dr. and Mrs. Carl Alette, '43 (Florence Barber, '42),
their first child, a son, Donald Martin, February 8, 1953.
Rev. and Mrs. Olson Pemberton, Jr., '43 (Jean Patter-
son, '43), their third son, Donald Patterson, June 17, 1952.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Sams (Alice Jones, '43), their first
child, a son, Edwin Boyer, Jr., June 29, 1952.
Rev. and Mrs. Joseph N. Suitor, '43, their third child,
a daughter, Mabeth Ritter, August 1, 1952.
Rev. and Mrs. Donald Lincoln Barker, '44 (Eleanor
Stout, '46), their second son, Paul Christopher, December 12,
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Warren Johnson ( Margaret Gessert,
'44), their second child, a son, Paul Warren, Jr., December 29,
Lt. and Mrs. Robert W. Bayless, ex '45 (Carol Mc-
Cutcheon, '45), their third child, a son, Hugh Wallace, Oc-
tober 17, 1952.
Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Gates, '45, their first child,
a daughter, Elizabeth Thompson, November 14, 1952.
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Leonard (Jessie Fowler, ex '45),
their second child, a son, David Lindsay, January 22, 1953.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Rosenfeld ( Ethel Hanners Beall,
'45), their third daughter, Diana Jean, October 17, 1952.
Rev. and Mrs. Donald R. Mitchell ( Nell Louise Minear,
'46), their first child, a daughter, Judith Eileen, December 5,
Mr. and Mrs. Andy L. Sprinkle (Dorothy Justus, '46),
their second child, a daughter, Betty Lynn, March 28, 1952.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Kramer, '47 (Ruth Lloyd, '47),
their second son, Wayne Russell, December 30, 1952.
Dr. and Mrs. Roy W. Laughmiller, '47 (Polly Park, '43),
their third child, a son, Stephen Park, September 24, 1952.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Pepper, Jr., '47 ( Geraldine
Hogan, '43), their third son, Tony Edward, October 29, 1952.
Rev. and Mrs. Frederick R. Wilson, '47 (Elizabeth
Saint, '48), their second child, a son, Frederick Russell, Jr.,
September 20, 1952.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Garner, '48 (Janet Rich, '48),
their second child, a son, Robert Rich, October 7, 1952.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Thomas Horst, '48 (June Garland, '47),
their first child, a daughter, Aletha Gail, July 29, 1952.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Lawrence (Beverly Muetzel,
'48), their first child, a daughter, Becky Ann, January 28,
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Briggs, '49, a son, David John,
January 11, 1953.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clarke (Argyle King, '49), their
first child, a son, Wesley Stephen, September 18, 1952.
Lt. and Mrs. James B. M. Frost, '49, their first child,
a son, James Frederick, January 8, 1953.
Captain and Mrs. Eugene Norton, ex '49, their second
daughter, Sarah Martha, February 25, 1953.
Mr. and Mrs. William F. Proffitt, '49 (Vera Lusk, '49),
their first child, a son, William Frederick, Jr., December 1,
Rev. and Mrs, George L. Setterfield, '49, their first child,
a daughter, Gail Ruth, August 3, 1952.
Rev. and Mrs. Robert Max Willocks, '49 (Neysa Fergu-
son, '46), their third child, a son, Mark Timothy, March 7,
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Carroll (Edna Mae Burkins,
'50), their first child, a son, George Michael, March 3, 1953.
Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood Coul, ex '50 (Bette Alverson,
ex '49), a son, David Sherwood, September 29, 1952.
Mr. and Mrs. James S. Garrett (Helen J. Miller, '50),
their first child, a daughter, Susan Frances, September 3, 1952.
Mr. and Mrs. William W. Gravely (Mary Mitchell Wool-
dridge, '50), their first child, a son, William Woolfolk, Jr.,
January 22, 1952.
Rev. and Mrs. Jack Donald Hancox, ex '50 (Doris
White, '49), their first child, a daughter. Donna Leslie,
March 13, 1953.
Lt. and Mrs. Thomas Edwin Lacy, '50 (Clare Bolton,
'50), their first child, a daughter, Janet Elizabeth, August 2,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Ladner, Jr., '50 (Una Jordan,
'48), their second child, a daughter, Ruth Marie, October 14,
Mr. aiul Mrs. George Benjamin Pa.\ton, '50 (Anne Cath-
erine Gates, '50), tlicir first cliilil, a daughter, Catherine Anne,
March 19, 1953.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Ruggiero, ex '50 ( Anne Childress,
'49), their first child, a son, Mark Stephen, December 26,
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dale Boram, '51, their first child,
a son, Kenneth Dale, Jr., February 26, 1952.
Pvt. and Mrs. James P. Lester, '51 (Alice Iluddleston,
'51), their first child, a son, James Paul, Jr., February 8, 1953.
Mr. and Mrs, Durward Robert VanNest, '51, their first
child, a son, March 6, 1953.
Mr. and Mrs. John Isaac Hendricks, Jr., '52, their first
child, a daughter, Susan Joann, September 11, 1952.
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hitch (Betty Gillenwater, e.\ '53),
tlieir first child, a son, John Michael, May 28, 1952.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Schroeder, ex '53, their first
child, a daughter, Deborah Lynn, February 1, 1953.
Sgt. and Mrs. Charles L. Warner, their first child, a son,
Charles David, March 6, 1953. Mrs. Warner, who formerly
worked in the Treasurer's office, will be remembered as Gayle
The new football field, completed in 1950, was named
Honaker Field last fall by the Directors.
Coach Lombe Scott Honaker has been Athletic Director
and head football, basketball, and baseball coach at Maryville
College since 1921, and some of the alumni who had played
under him in these various sports made the original suggestion
that the field be named for him.
It was formally dedicated in ceremonies before the benefit
game on November 26. Mrs. Honaker and their two sons,
Scott, '41, and Ross, '49, were with Coach; representatives of
the Directors, the Faculty, the Student Body, and the Alumni
took part; and many former athletes were present.
BENEFIT FOOTBALL GAME
Early in the fall a group of former Maryville athletes
now living in and around Maryville, and a number of other
alumni and friends in the community indicated their desire
to do something to help secure a scoreboard for the football
field and imiforms for the band. After much discussion this
crystallized into a benefit football game between Maryville
College and Tennessee Wesleyan College, scheduled for Friday
evening, November 21.
It was raining Friday morning but tlie weatherman pre-
dicted clearing skies by noon. However, about tlie middle
of the morning the rain changed to snow and when it became
apparent that it was not going to "clear by noon" the game
was postponed to Saturday night. When the snow got to be
about ten inches deep, the game was postponed imtil the next
Wednesday afternoon. But it still kept on snowing until by
Saturday morning all records for a twenty-four hour snow in
Maryville had been broken, and tlie snow was eighteen inches
deep. It was an e.xceedingly wet snow which, coming so
precipitantly, did terrific damage to trees and shrubs and
roofs. All Friday afternoon one could hear trees breaking;
it was particularly hard on the old campus cedars.
Because it was necessary to play the game in the after-
noon, not so many townspeople could attend, but it was a
good game. (.Maryville won 20-12). In the ceremonies be-
fore tlie game, Harold Bird, '29, representing the former ath-
letes, presented an electric scoreboard, which was used for
the first time that day. Jack Proffitt, ex '41, presented a
certificate representing the money so far collected by the
sponsors for band uniforms.
Miss Dorothy Home, Associate Professor of Music, was
awarded the Ph.D degree from the Eastman School of Music
of the University of Rochester on January 30, 1953.
On the same date at the same institution, Miss Dorothy
Vawter, '48, Instructor in Music, was awarded the Master's
Jack Kempton Kemp, of Vidalia, Georgia, was appointed
Instructor in Drama and Speech beginning with the second
semester. Mr. Kemp was graduated from the Wesleyan Con-
servatory and School of Fine Arts, Macon, Georgia, with the
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He is married and has two
Miss Ruth Grierson resigned her position as head librarian
effective January 31, 1953, to accept a position as a catalog
librarian at Vassar College. She had been at Maryville College
since 1940 and had been head librarian since Mr. Ellis' retire-
ment in 1943. Miss Josephine Dunlap, catalog librarian, is
serving as acting head librarian until Miss Grierson's successor
Mrs. Chester F. Leonard (Josephine Wicks, ex '20) is
working in the Library this semester to help out in the present
staff shortage. She has been living in Maryville since her
During the Christmas vacation the faculty, like the stu-
dents, scattered far and wide. The one who traveled farthest
was Miss Eleanor Tom, assistant in the library, who visited
her family in Hawaii for the first time in six years.
In recognition of the outstanding work done by the local
chapter of Uie Red Cross under the leadership of Dean F. D.
McClelland during 1951 and 1952, the national officers of
the American Red Cross have named Dr. McClelland to the
1953 Resolutions Committee for the convention in June. Only
twenty chapter leaders in the entire United States are so
Miss Katherine Crews, Instructor in Music, is this year's
Orchestra Chairman of the East Tennessee School Band and
Orchestra Association, and under her leadership a string
clinic for junior and senior high school students of East
Tennessee was held in Kno.xville on February 20 and 21. Miss
Mildred Butcher, from 1924 to 1936 on the Mary\ille College
music faculty and now teaching in tlie Knox\ille schools, was
on the clinic committee.
At the annual meeting of the Tennessee Philological As-
sociation in February, Miss Kathryn Martin, Assistant Profes-
sor of Spanish and French, read a paper on "The Spanish
Gypsy as Revealed through Garcia Lorca's Poetry."
Mrs. RoUin Marquis ( Caniien Park, '19), fomier Director
of the Student Center and now Hostess at Tapoco Lodge,
took a month's Carribbean cruise this winter. She is visiting
her son in New York and her parents in Nasli\ ille before
going back to tlie Lodge in April, when tlie toiu-ist season
Miss Thelnia Nelson, Instructor in Music from 1947 to 1951,
after a year at McCormick Theological Seminary, is now
Director of Christian Education at the Gr;ice Evangelical
United Brethren Church, Lafayette, Indiana.
Mrs. J. Moehlig (Eleanor Crawford), who taught piano
from 1921 to 1928, lives at 10403 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland,
The Alpha Sigma Society is in need of a copy of the
.Mpha Sigma Song. Please examine your "scrapbook" and
write E. E. McCurry, College Station, Marj-ville, Tennessee,
if you find tliis song.
THE FEBRUARY MEETINGS
1953 CHOIR TOUR
The A Capella Choir will be away from the campus on
its 1953 tour from the evening of April 17 until the evening
of April 29. Their first appearance will be on Sunday, April
19, in tlie Covenant Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, where
they will sing four times.
On Monday evening, April 20, tliey will gi\e a concert
in the First Presbyterian Church, Latrobe, Pennsylvania; on
Tuesday, in the Church of the Covenant, Erie; on Wednesday,
in the North Presbyterian Church, Cle\'eland, Ohio; on Thurs-
day, in the First Presbyterian Church, Titusville, Pennsylvania;
on Friday, in the First Presbyterian Church, DuBois; on Sat-
urday, in the Stone Presbyterian Church, Wheeling, West Vir-
ginia. On Sunday, April 26, they will sing three times: at the
morning service of the First Presbyterian Church, St. Clairs-
ville, Ohio, at four o'clock in the Kno.wille Presbyterian Church,
Pittsburgh, and in the evening in the Second Presbyterian
Church, Washington, Pennsylvania. On Monday evening, April
27, they sing in the Central Presbyterian Church, Columbus,
Ohio, and on Tuesday evening in the Mt. Auburn Presbyterian
Forty of the sixty-two members of the Choir will make
the trip. In addition to Mr. Harter, the choir director. Dr.
Griffitts and Miss Miles of the faculty will accompany them.
The College Vespers on Sunday, May 10, will be a service
of music by the full Choir.
The College Book Store still has a few albums of the choir
records ( 78 RPM ) . The price is five dollars plus forty cents
Rev. Dr. Howard Moody Morgan, pastor of the Chambers-Wylie
Memorial Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, leader of the February
GENERAL ASSEMBLY BREAKFAST
The annual Maryville College Breakfast at the Presby-
terian U.S.A. General Assembly, which meets in Minneapolis
this year, will be held at 7:15 a.m., Saturday, May 30, at
the Leamington Hotel. The price will be $1.50, and reserva-
tion must be made. Posters on which to sign will be hung at
convenient spots in the General Assembly meeting place; or
you may make your reservations through Rev. James P.
Martin, '47, Pastor of the Riverside Presbyterian Church in
Minneapolis. All alumni, parents of student. Directors of the
College, and friends of the College are cordially invited to
SUGGESTION FOR A GIFT
Do you have an academic or pulpit gown which is not
being used? Why not give it to the College? Each Com-
mencement there are four or five who participate in the
E.xercises for whom caps, gowns, and hoods must be fur-
nished. And each Sunday evening at Vespers the minister
wears a gown (which may be either pulpit or academic).
Many times the visiting minister has no gown or finds it most
inconvenient to bring it and he wears a borrowed one. The
extra ones the College owns are very worn; robes and mortar
boards in good condition would be a most helpful gift.
Dr. Henry Barraclough, of Philadelphia, Manager of the Depart-
ment of Administration, Office of the General Assembly of the Pres-
byterian Church in the U.S.A., accompanist for the Meetings.
Have you paid your dues ($2.00) this year? The
Alumni Association fiscal year, like that of the College,
ends on May 31. All dues received up to that time are
counted as 1952-1953 payments.
Since Christmas the campus activities have seemed to
be many and varied, and yet as spring and Commencement
approach everyone grows busier and busier. The second
semester started off with the Fred Hope Fund Drive, then
tlie February Meetings, basketball and wrestling. Experimental
Theater, the three-act play "Goodbye, My Fancy," frosh talent
show, skit night, band concert, and all the society and club
programs; coming events include the Easter services, "The
Mikado" on April 24 and 25, the Artists Series concert of
Luigi Sylva, cellist, (whose concert scheduled for January
was postponed because of his illness) on April 27, May Day
and the spring formal, the choir tour, baseball and tennis,
style show, orchestra concert, senior recitals, the senior break-
fast and other Commencement events. And of course there
are such things as term papers, freshmen research themes,
senior comprehensives, tests and reports.
Recent campus visitors from a distance include Dr. C.
Herbert Rice, former president of Forman Christian College,
Pakistan; Mrs. Wadia Makdissi, of Lebanon; Donald Grant,
British lecturer on international affairs, who has been here
on three previous occasions and so is known to many alumni;
and Dr. Leopoldo T. Ruiz, newly elected president of Silliman
University in the Philippines. Mr. Grant was on campus
for two days and spoke at chapel, classes, and evening meet-
ings, giving students, faculty, and townspeople a fine oppor-
tunity for a broad picture of the world situation. The East
Tennessee Section of the American Chemical Society held a
dinner meeting at the College with Dr. F. W. Jensen, head
of the department of chemistry at Texas A & M, as the
speaker, and the Blount County Teachers Association held
their annual banquet at the College.
At the South Atlantic Forensic Tournament, held at
Hickory, North Carolina, early in March, Naomi Burgos won
second place for her extemporaneous after-dinner speech and
Jeannine Fiori won second place in women's oratory. Nine-
teen colleges and universities participated in the tournament.
During the first week in April four of Maryville's .squad
will compete in the Grand National Forensic Tournament,
Fredericksburg, Virginia. In the second week in April four
other members of the squad will compete in the Pi Kappa
Delta Tournament at Kalamazoo, Michigan.
An evening service of the February Meetings, at the First Chris-
tian Church just off the campus; Dr. Stringham, pastor of the First
Methodist Church, Kennett, Missouri, song leader for the thirty-second
year, President Lloyd, and Dr. Morgan on the platform, and Dr.
Barraclough at the piano.
The football season was very encouraging after the two
preceding bad seasons. The team won four, lost four, and
tied one. The scores are given below.
Maryville 39 Hiwassee
Maryville 15 Jacksonville (Ala.) Teachers 6
Maryville Centre 20
Maryville 13 East Tennessee State 33
Maryville 13 Emory and Henry 34
Maryville Carson-Newman 20
Maryville Georgetown (Ky.)
Maryville 21 Carson-Newman 7
Maryville 20 Tennessee Wesleyan 12
The cross country team won six meets, lost two, and
was the winner of the first annual invitational meet, at Dayton,
Tennessee, for which a suitably inscribed cup was presented.
The basketball team won seven and lost fourteen games.
An encouraging sign for the future is that the "B" ( freshman )
team won twelve and lost three.
The wrestling squad won six matches, lost three, and
tied one. They tied for fourth place in the Southeastern In-
vitational Tournament, held this year in Nash\ille.
Tennis and baseball are getting under way as diis is
written. The baseball team has eighteen games scheduled and
the tennis team thirteen matches.
THE 1952 HOMECOMING AND FOUNDERS DAY
Barnwarming, held each year on Thanksgiving evening,
was one of the big events of the fall semester. As usual, many
students spent a great deal of time and work preparing it,
and the results were very entertaining. The scene of the
musical show was centered around Danny's newstand on the
street of a big city and the plot involved twin sisters and
Betty Hammers, of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, reigned
as Queen and Bob Mizelle, of Arlington, New Jersey, was
The bleachers in the gym were full; the business man-
ager reported over eight hundred tickets sold. The money
raised was divided among four recent graduates now serving
in the mission field, two in this country and two abroad.
Carolyn Miller, '52, teaching in Assuit, Egypt, requested that
books suitable for elementary school children be sent her;
William Starr, '51, teaching in Woodstock School, Mussoorie,
India, used the money to help with the education of a boy
whose parents are in Communist China; Mary Kennedy, '51,
at Haines House, Haines, Alaska, used the money to have
a wood saw repaired; Janet Kihlgren, '52, working with
Spanish-American children in Dixon, New Mexico, used her
share to aid in tlie construction of a community recreation
Through the courtesy and facilities of WGAP, the Mary-
ville-Alcoa radio station, the College is producing several
regular radio programs. The Music Hall of the Fine Arts
Center has a well equipped control room either for "live"
broadcasts by a special wire to WGAP or for tape-recording
of broadcasts. Mr. Curtis Hughes, of the music faculty, is
now in charge of radio activities, and is the announcer for
most of them.
Each Saturday evening during the football season a
fifteen-minute band program and pre-game pep rally was put
on. Every other Sunday afternoon at four o'clock Mr. Hughes
broadcasts an organ program. And the weekly Y program,
which is the oldest of the College broadcasts, continues.
A regular faculty program is a new feature this semester.
Each Monday evening at eight o'clock a thirty-minute talk by
a faculty member is broadcast. Each participant chooses some
topic, usually related to his own teaching field, which will
have popular interest.
Some of the subjects and speakers have been "The Penn-
sylvania Dutch" by Mr. Reber, "A Phase of French Geography"
by Miss Wilkinson, "Manana is Fiesta Day in Mexico" by
Mr. Schwam, "White Spirituals" by Miss Home, a forum on
modern art led by Mr. Beard, "Starvation in the Midst of
Plenty" by Miss Meiselwitz, "The Great Book Series" by Dean
Hunter, "The Psychology of the Child" by Dr. Briggs. Other
speakers include Mrs. Kramer, Professor Walker, Dr. Griffitts,
Miss Martin, Miss Johnson, and Miss Craven.
THE CLASS OF 1952 GIFT
A commercial-size deep fat fryer, costing approximately
$375, has been installed in the Pearsons Hall kitchen. It is
the first part of the 1952 senior class gift. Payments on
pledges and unpledged gifts continue to come in and it is
anticipated that the rest of tlie class gift will be used toward
the purchase of new stoves.
The addition of the new fryer necessitated some rewir-
ing in the kitchen and so it was not installed until the Christ-
mas vacation. But it is in frequent use now and very much
appreciated, both by those who cook and those who eat.
Dr. Queener and Dean Hunter, of the Faculty, with Dr. Vale and
Dr. Duff, of the Directors, at the informal reception for the Directors.
Homecoming on November 1 had good weather, a good
crowd, and a good game. For the first time in several years
it didn't rain; more than 450 alumni and their families at-
tended the barbecue. The game that night ended in a score-
less tie, but it was against a strong team from Georgetown
College, Kentucky, which by the records was due to win, so
the result was considered a "moral victory." LaDonna Baylor,
a senior from Sturgis, Michigan, was crovsmed as Homecoming
Queen by Alumni President Carl Storey. The choir's very
colorful float won first prize in the parade through town in
the afternoon. An innovation this year was an informal dance
held in the Alumni Gymnasium immediately after the game.
It gave an opportunity for students and alumni to see each
other and to visit with old friends.
At the annual Founders Day service that morning, Rev.
Dr. Roy Ewing Vale, of Indianapolis, a Director of the Col-
lege, spoke on "Keeping Your Chapel." A number of the
Directors were present for the service because their annual
Fall Meeting was held that week end, instead of at the usual
date late in November. They had met all the preceding day,
had attended a faculty music recital and an informal recep-
tion Friday evening, and had met again Saturday morning
for breakfast before the Founders Day service. When Dr.
Vale was invited to speak on the Chapel, it was expected
that ground would be broken on Founders Day. That proved
to be impossible because architects' drawings could not be
completed, but the theme was kept as suitably anticipating
the construction which actually began two months later.
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The 1953 Homecoming will be on Saturday, October 24,
a week earlier than usual because of Coach's football schedule.
The game will be against Newberry College of South Caro-
lina. We realize the April issue of the Bulletin is too far
ahead to make plans but the October issue is not far enough
ahead, so why not mark October 24 on your calendar right
now— before this issue gets lost among your magazines.
Progress on the Samuel Tyndale Wilson Chapel
Here and There
Samuel W. Boardman, Jr., now retired and living in
Clayton, New Jersey, writes that he greatly enjoys the records
made by the College choir. He can play them on his talking
book machine on which he listens to books for the blind. His
third daughter, Adaline Boardman Chamberlain, ex '35, after
living for a year in Orlando, Florida, has returned with her
husband and son to Colbert, Washington.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Freidinger retired last fall after
forty-four years in the Syria-Lebanon mission field. Mr.
Freidinger went to Beirut in 1908 as a teacher and has served
in various towns and villages. Their last work was in Souk
el-Gharb, a mountain village near Beirut.
Rev. Fred F. Schell has retired from the active pastorate,
and at present he and his wife are staying with relatives in
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bradford (Rutli Eva Jewell) are in
Baghdad, Iraq. Mr. Bradford is connected with the Point
Fovu: work in that area. They e.xpect to be there for two
Dr. and Mrs. George T. Tootell (Anna Kidder), for many
years missionaries in China, reached formal retirement on
December 31, 1952. They are living in Berkeley, California.
Rev. A. Garland Hinkle, pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church in Canton, Illinois, reports that last fall Rev. and Mrs.
Ralph Carson, '14 (Mary Emma Coile, Prep. '14) of Moores-
ville. North Carolina, visited him and Mrs. Hinkle— "a joy
to see them again after thirty years."
Robert Wood Wright is an Attorney Reviewer, Claims
Division, in the Veterans Administration, Minneapolis, Min-
Mrs. G. R. Stovall ( Mattie Fisher) is teaching in the
public schools at Huntland, Tennessee.
Under the leadership of Sam Franklin, Jr., a rural life
center has been developed at Futaba, near Tokyo, Japan. Dr.
Franklin is a member of the faculty of Tokyo Union Theologi-
Miss Thelma Moody is teaching sixth grade in Bethel
School, Haywood County, North Carolina. She is also taking
graduate work in night school at Western Carolina Teachers
Rev. Charles R. Johnson has resigned his pastorate at
St. Marys, Ohio, to go to the First Presbyterian Church, Har-
bor Beach, and Bloomfield Presbyterian Church, Filion,
A college te.xtbook entitled "Adolescent Psychology and
Development" by Wendell W. Cruze has just been pubhshed.
Dr. Cruze is Professor of Psychology at Wilson Teachers
College and Visiting Lecturer in Psychology at Johns Hopkins
Rev. Ernest J. Frei had expected to be here for Com-
mencement but is leaving this country in April in order to
return to the Philippines via Japan and Korea at the request
of the Board of Foreign Missions. Two of his daughters are
students in Maryville College and he and Mrs. Frei will visit
them again before leaving. The Freis came to the United
States on this furlough by way of Switzerland to visit rela-
Mrs. Ira Pate Lowry (Reba Millsaps) is listed in the
1952 edition of Who's Who in the South and Southwest. She
has been head of the Romance Language Department at Pem-
broke College, Pembroke, North Carolina, since 1936. She
has her M.A. from the University of Tennessee, and has done
further study at Ohio State University and at Capitol College
of Music and Drama in Columbus. She was editor of the
Pembroke Progress newspaper during 1949-1950.
For eight years Beatrice A. Green has been teaching in
the elementary school in Morris, Illinois. In addition to this
active life, she is serving as superintendent of the Presbyterian
In a letter written January 21, Andy Newcomer, '33,
pastor of the Presbyterian Church, State College, Pennsyl-
vania, writes that "James C. Anderson, '30, an elder in this
church and high school teacher in State College underwent
a serious heart operation in December. His surgeon was Dr.
Julian Johnson, outstanding heart specialist, and also Mary-
ville, '27. Mr. Anderson is slowly recovering his health, and
has recently come from the University of Pennsylvania hospital
to the Centre County Hospital at Bellefonte, Pennsylvania."
Clara Lee Dalton had a very interesting experience this
past summer. She was granted a General Electric Science
Fellowship in Physics, and had a very satisfying six weeks
in Schenectady, New York, both in Union College and in
the G. E. plants and labs. Miss Dalton is teaching in Salis-
bury, North Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew W. Stupak ( Vera Boyd ) and son
Don now live in Newbury, Ohio.
Mrs. Holden Edwards ( Lillian Polk ) is living in Relief,
North Carolina. She taught French and English in the Tipton
Hill High School for many years, but since 1949 she has
devoted her energies to her home and family. Mr. Edwards
is principal of an elementary school near Bakersville.
Carol Cushman Hoag and her husband are living in
Tolano, Illinois, where Mr. Hoag is working on his doctorate
in Education and she is working as research assistant in the
Department of Agricultural Economics. She reports she is
enjoying the work and learning a lot about ice cream and
evaporated milk products made with vegetable fat instead of
Mr. and Mrs. Raphael J. Tiffany (Virginia R. Carter)
and their three daughters live in a two-hundred-year-old
stone farmhouse near Hagerstown, Maryland. Mr. Tiffany is
an aircraft design engineer at Fairchild Aircraft Corporation.
Mrs. Paul H. Snow ( Mattie Lois Clayton ) writes from
Pinson, Alabama that after leaving Maryville she attended
Alabama College and received her degree in 1932. She has
been a teacher in the Jeffetson County schools for twenty
George Fischbach and his wife ( Catheryn Smith, '36 )
are operating a camp for boys and girls a short distance from
Lake Wales, Florida on Highway 60.
Rev. Charles W. Muir, formerly pastor of St. James'
Presbyterian Church, Bcllingham, Washington, has assumed
his new duties as Field Director of Christian Education for
the Synod of Washington. His son plans to enter Maryville
College this fall.
Henry M. Otto is Alumni Secretary at the Dickenson Law
School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Nelson Rokes (Jean Campbell) writes that after
moving twelve times in the past nine years ( and consequently
being a "lost " alum on the mailing files ) they are now
living in New Richmond, Ohio, near Cincinnati, and this is
Mrs. Warren Grayson Rutledge (Ada V. Williams) is
teaching elementary religious education in the New Orleans
Baptist Theological Seminary.
Mrs. E. A. Hertzler (Marion MacMurray, ex '33) is
teaching Art at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. Her
husband also teaches at Pratt, and their son, Bruce, is in
Mr. and Mrs. James William Day (Sara Dick) have
rented their farm in Ohio and moved to Newberry, Florida,
where Mrs. Day is teaching English, grades 8 through 12,
in the Newberry High School. She is also working on her
Master's degree at the nearby University of Florida.
The Eldorado, Illinois, Presbyterian Church lent its pas-
tor, Rev. Frank R. Mease, to the National Missions Committee
of the Synod of Michigan for July and August last year in
order that he might help in the setting up of a larger parish
in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where he was formerly pastor.
Mr. Mease has written a history of the Egyptian Larger
Parish, of which Eldorado Church is a part, entitled "Faith's
Ventme." It is intended as an encouragement to groups
who are considering larger parish programs.
Rev. and Mrs. Hugh E. Powel and their two daughters
are making their home in Clearwater, Florida. Mr. Powel
has been appointed by St. John's Presbytery to establish a
Presbyterian church in the eastern Clearwater area.
Paul J. Hartman, associate professor of law at Vander-
bilt University, received his Doctor of Jurisprudence diploma
from Columbia University Law School in November, 1952.
The diploma represents one of about thirty such degrees that
have been granted in the school's history. Dr. Hartman also
holds the LL.M. degree from Columbia and LL.B. degree
from the University of Virginia; he has been on the Vander-
bilt faculty since 1949.
J. H. Myers is Chief Inspector at the Davenport ( Iowa )
Works of the Aluminum Company of America.
Rev. and Mrs. James P. Shaw and their three children
have moved from Indianapolis to San Francisco, where Mr.
Shaw is Director of the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House.
Mrs. Shaw was formerly Myrtis Baldwin, '36.
George V. Stanley has been with the Crane Steel Co.
in Chicago since 1949, working in Ceramic research and de-
velopment. He writes that a little of his time is taken up
as Elder of his church, Sunday School Superintendent and
Building Fund Treasurer, Chairman of the Pulpit committee
and advisor to a group of senior Boy Scouts. In his spare time
he watches television.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fielding Burns ( Margaret Law, ex
'36) have moved from Gaffncy, South Carolina, to Lumber-
ton, North Carolina, where Mr. Bums is in charge of the
Rose 5 & 10 store.
Mrs. Robert Munn (Elizabeth Hope, e\ *36) is serving
with her husband at the European Bible Institute in Paris,
Mr. Norman Howard Beamer has been designated Dis-
trict Chemist in charge of quality-of-water investigations in
Pennsylvania, with headquarters at the Custom House in
Philadelphia, under the U. S. Department of the Interior.
Dr. Harold M. Truebger, '37, is a patient in the Veterans
Hospital in Memphis but usually spend the week ends with his
wife ( Mary Porter Hatch, '37 ) and son at their home about
two block from the hospital. He was injured in an accident
in North Africa in the war.
Dr. and Mrs. Wesley Kraay (Charlotte King) with their
three children expect to sail for Africa early this spring. They
will be located in Jos, Nigeria, West Africa, under the Sudan
Interior Mission. Mrs. Kraay, who is a registered nurse, will
be assigned to a hospital or a dispensary. Dr. Kraay will
serve as dentist to the S.I.M. missionaries, their children, and
the African people. Lily Pinneo, '41, is stationed at the same
Rev. John F. Elliott, ex '37, has moved from Salem, Vir-
ginia to 1326 S. Jennings Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas.
Mrs. H. G. Richcreek (Norma Jean Cross) and her fam-
ily live in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is president this year
of the P.T.A. at the grammar school which her son attends
and also finds work in the local chapter of the A.A.U.W. very
interesting. They have bought a 28-foot cabin cruiser in
which they expect to have wonderful times in the waters sur-
Walter West has resigned his work at State Teachers
College, Florence, Alabama, to accept a position as business
manager of the large Highland Park Presbyterian Church in
Dallas, Texas, of which Dr. William M. Elhott (February
Meetings Leader in 1943 and 1950) is pastor.
Lt. Col. and Mrs. H. A. Wicklund, ex '40 (Dorothy Arm-
strong), are living in England where he is stationed while
serving with the Air Force.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Ashby ( Helen Bewley, '40 ) are
on leave from the Woman's College, Greensboro, North Caro-
lina, while Mr. Ashby continues his studies at Princeton. They
with tlieir tliree children are living in Ha\ertown, Pennsyl-
vania as they could not find a place to live in Princeton.
Rev. Edward A. Jussely, who has been pastor of the
Pantliersville Presbyterian Church in Georgia, has resigned to
go to the First Presbyterian Church in Cr\stal Springs, Missis-
sippi. Last spring he received the Master of Theology degree
from Columbia Theological Seminary.
Robert Lucero is assistant director of the Madison Lime-
stone Larger Parish, New Market, Alabama. Mrs. Lucero will
be remembered as Ruth Raulston, "40.
Margaret Ruth McCall is the libr;irian in Lakeview Higli
School, Winter Garden, Florida.
Mrs. J. H. Smathers, Jr. (Georgia Dell Ingle) has opened
an insurance and real estate office in Waynesville, North Caro-
lina. She invites anyone in or passing through Waynesville
to stop and visit with her.
Margaret Enid Knox is head of the department of ref-
erence and bibliography in the university libraries of the Uni-
versity of Florida. At present she is organizing and directing
reference services in five reading rooms and nine branch and
Dr. Dan M. McGill is teaching at the University of Penn-
Mr. and Mrs. William Roy Skillern ( Lyn TyndaU ) have
moved to Decatur, Georgia, after living in Indiana for the
past five years. Mr. Skillern is with Chevrolet Motors and
Mrs. Skillern is operating a day nursery. They have two
adopted sons, nine and ten years old.
Capt. Richard E. Woodring was graduated December 12,
1952, from the Army's Command and General Staff College
at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. As a reserve officer in the
Infantry Branch, he reverted to inactive status upon comple-
tion of this course; he is employed by the Thomas Motor Com-
pany, in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Baker, ex '40 ( Irma Souder,
ex '39) live in Auburn, New York. Mrs. Baker operates a
dancing school and Mr. Baker has a partnership in a mechani-
cal engineering business. They have tliree children.
Rev. Floyd Loperfido, ex '40, pastor of the Central Pres-
byterian church, Princeton, Kentucky, was recently presented
with a gold loving cup by the Princeton Kiwanis Club for
outstanding service to the commimity. Mr. Loperfido has
headed many drives such as the Red Cross and has sent six
underprivileged children to the Louisville Presbyterian Synod
Home for Children.
The Fairmont Presbyterian Church, Dayton, Ohio, of
which the Rev. Roland W. Anderson is pastor, dedicated a
lovely new building in January.
Rev. and Mrs. Philip O. Evaul (Eleanor Cloud, '39) ex-
pect to arrive home on furlough from Chile in April. They
hope to meet many of their old friends on the campus at
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Herrick (Viola Chambers, ex '37),
have moved from Kansas City, Missouri, to Augusta, Georgia.
Mr. Herrick is employed by the DuPont Company.
Mrs. Charles C. Jones (Mae Porter, M.D.) is doing gen-
eral practice in Spring City, Tennessee.
Vernon Lloyd was released from the Air Force in Decem-
ber and is now Assistant Legal Counsel for the Link-Belt Com-
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur T. Peterson ( Marianna Allen, '41 )
and their three children arrived in the United States from
Brazil last December for a year's furlough. Mr. Peterson will
spend part of this summer in Arkansas studying at a rural-
agricultural institute. Most of the year they will be traveling
over the country speaking for the Methodist Church and doing
some field work for the Student Volunteers.
Rev. Frank M. Cross, Jr., member of the McCormick
Seminary faculty, is to leave for Palestine in May to join a
committee of scholars on linguistics. They will be working on
manuscripts discovered recently around the Dead Sea.
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Hoelzer (Catherine Tomlinson, '44)
live in Cookeville. Mr. Hoelzer teaches mathematics at Ten-
nessee Polytechnic Institute.
Rev. James F. Garvin, pastor at Mineral Wells, Texas,
will become associate pastor of the First Presbyterian Church,
Fort Worth, Texas, on April 1.
Guy Lambert is doing graduate work at Princeton Semi-
nary toward a Th.M. degree. He e.xpects to finish in June.
He is writing on the subject, "The Influence of Feudalism on
Anselm's Doctrine of the Atonement."
Rev. Ralph Sidney Parvin has resigned from his work
in Ila, Georgia, to become pastor of the Community Church iii
Henryville, Indiana. He will also be Moderator of the Todd-
Dickey Rural Training Parish.
At his own request Olson Pemberton was granted a two-
year leave of absence from the Presbyterian Board of Foreign
Missions to serve as an Army Chaplain. He entered the chap-
laincy last June and was sent to die Far East early in March.
Mrs. Pemberton (Jean Patterson, '43)' and their three sons are
living in Hartwick, New York.
Since early in March Ted Pratt and his family have been
in Geneva, Switzerland, where Ted is working as press rela-
tions officer for the Department of Inter-Church Aid and
Service to Refugees of the World Council of Churches. They
e.xpect to be there until the summer of 1954. Ted wrote that
it would be his job to travel over western Europe and to re-
port through stories and pictures how Protestants in America
are helping Europe's 10,000,000 refugees.
Rev. and Mrs. Joseph N. Suitor are living in Sikeston,
Missouri, where he is pastor of the First Presbyterian Church.
They hope to start a new church building this year.
Mr. and Mrs. John Schellenger, ex '43 ( Mary Knight, '43 )
have been transferred to Rock Island, Illinois and report they
like their new home very much, although tliey haven't seen
any Maryvillians. They have three children.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Aylor ( Nancy McClaskey ) are liv-
ing about ten miles from Covington, Kentucky. Mrs. Aylor
is still working as Home Demonstration Agent in Boone
County. She reports that last fall she saw Donald Hopkins,
'43, and his wife, of Crescent Springs, Kentucky, just after
they returned from a fishing trip in Canada. On her vacation
she visited Mary Evelyn Waisman, '44 in Brookhaven, New
York. "She is still with the Atomic Energy Commission, and
has built a cute gray shingle house right on the bay."
Evelyn Leeds French is a supervisor in the restaurant at
Western Electric in Kearny, New Jersey. She reports she is
very happy in her work.
Mrs. Edward Thorne (Pat Howarth) hopes to visit Mary-
ville this spring. She has three children, Debra Leigh, born
in January, 1950, Edward James, Jr., born in April, 1951, and
Joseph Campbell, born in May, 1952.
The Westminster Foundation House in connection widi
George Peabody College and Vanderbilt University in Nash-
ville, Tennessee, is reported to be a very popular place for
Sunday evening meetings conducted by Paul H. Moehlman.
Mrs. Roy VanCleve (Winifred Hart, ex '44) hves in
Quantico, Virginia, where her husband, a captain in the Ma-
rines, is stationed. They have a son. Van, two years old.
Dr. and Mrs. Sam Monger, ex '44 ( Ruthanna Merker, ex
'44) have moved back to Sweetwater, where Sam is practicing
dentistry. They have three children.
Mrs. W. H. Bales, Jr. ( Rose Wells ) is a dietitian on the
staff of the Baptist Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky.
Helen H. Cassile, who has been working in the Syria-Leba-
non mission field since 1945, is now stationed at Nabatiyeh,
Lebanon, where Lois C. Wilson, '19, has been for several years.
Miss Cassile is working in the Community Center carrying on
evangelistic extension work. Miss Wilson is director of the
Center and principal of the Girls' School.
Mrs. Jerome Rosenfeld (Ethel Beall) is a Clinical Instruc-
tor in Medicine at the Germantown Hospital, Philadelphia,
rejinsyKaiiia. Her husband has a research fellowship in hac-
tcriology at tlie University of Pennsylvania.
Rev. and Mrs. Robert E. Seel (Jean Aliny, '48) are on
the staff of the Colegio Americano in Caracas, Venezuela. Mr.
Seel is the chaplain, Bible teacher, and pastor of the campus
chapel congregation. Mrs. Seel is to teach an English class.
Miss Lois M. Yohe sailed February 14 from New York for
several months abroad. She is traveling and studying with the
Institute of European Studies, and will attend one semester at
the University of Vienna.
Mrs. Glenn C. Griffin (Elizabeth Hoagland, ex '45) has
been livmg in San Anselmo, California, since her husband
was transferred tliere last spring. She writes that she has re-
covered from her surgery and illness.
Rev. Thomas Edward Henderson has moved from his
pastorate at Rose Hill, Virginia, to a pastorate at Gastonia,
North Carolina. Mrs. Henderson was Dorothy Buchanan, '42.
Mrs. Harry Heybour (Olinde Ahrens) is working on the
New York Times while her husband is studying at Columbia
Rev. and Mrs. C. Wayland James (Helen Wilson) are
living in Long Beach, California, where Mr. Wilson is min-
ister for the Uptown Church of Christ and working toward
a doctorate in Religion at the University of Southern Cali-
Rev. and Mrs. Donald R. Mitchell (Nell Louise Minear)
live in Canby, Minnesota, where Mr. Mitchell is pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church.
Louise Corbett Owen's husband. Dr. W. T. Owen, had
polio early last fall and has been in an iron lung since then.
They live in Detroit.
Dr. and Mrs. David J. Seel, ex '46 (Mary Batchelor) have
been appointed as medical missionaries by the Presbyterian
Church, U. S., and in all probability will serve in Korea. If
Dr. Seel is not recalled into the Navy, the Seels will go to the
mission field this year.
Mrs. John R. Warren ( Audria Stinger ) is part-time Direc-
tor for the junior high teen-age program in the YWCA in
Kingston, New York.
Mrs. Eleanor Kelley Crahen is living in Cleveland Heights,
Daniel Buckley Eveland, who has been pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church, Frostburg, Maryland, has resigned to go
to the First Presbyterian Church, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Garza (Mary Ruth Barber) are living
in Champaign, Illinois. They are both working at the Univer-
sity of Illinois, Mrs. Garza in the library and Mr. Garza as
Irvin K. McArthur, his wife and two children moved from
Nesbitt, Mississippi to Naples, Florida in January of this year.
Mr. McArthur is serving as Sunday School Missionary under
the Board of National Missions, Presbyterian Church, U. S. A.
in the Presbytery of Southwest Florida. His work is chiefly
ministering to people not being adequately served by an organ-
ized church. They have bought a home and expect to be there
for some time.
Rev. Owen McGarity has resigned from the pastorate of
the Brighton Park Presbyterian Church in Chicago, to accept a
call to the Ossian Presbyterian Church, Ossian, Indiana. Mr.
and Mrs. McGarity (Lois Thomas, '48) have two sons, Thomas
Harvey Overton is pastor of the Presbyterian Church in
Charles E. Pepper has a very interesting article printed
in the September 22 issue of Analytical Chemistry on the
'■Quantitivc Speetrochemical Analysis of Rare Earth Mixtures."
Congratulations to Rev. Frederick R. Wilson who has
passed his first year language examinations in Turkish and
Persian. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson (Elizabeth Saint, '48) are mis-
sionaries in Tabriz, Iran.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Edwards (Mary Jane Long) are
now living in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Edwards is
dietitian at the Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
Robert H. Garner is teacher and athletic coach at Ten-
nessee Military Institute in Sweetwater, Tennessee. Mrs. Gar-
ner was Janet Rich, '48.
James S. Henry received his Doctor of Medicine degree
from the medical school of the University of Tennessee in
Memphis, in December, 1952. Dr. Henry will intern for a
year at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Rev. James Lawrence Hogue, formerly pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church at Boswell, Indiana, has accepted a call
to tile First Presbyterian Church, Salem, Indiana.
Rev. Scott McClure was installed as pastor of the North
Hills Presbyterian Church, a newly organized church in Knox-
ville, on March 26. Mrs. McClure was Margaret Messer, '45.
Rev. Carl C. Murray has resigned his pastorate at Brink-
ley, Arkansas, to accept an appointment by the Presbytery of
Union to organize a new church in Norwood, a rapidly grow-
ing residential community about two miles north of Kno.wille.
He and Mrs. Murray ( Earnestine Harrison, ex '47) and family
will move to Knox-ville in the middle of April.
Lt. Sam H. Pemberton has been called back into service
and sent to the Far East, probably Korea. Mrs. Pemberton
(Lisette Gessert, '45) and the children spent Christmas with
him in California at her sister's home ( Margaret Gessert John-
son, '44) before he sailed. While Lt. Pemberton is away they
will be with her parents in Roswell, New Mexico.
Mrs. Claude H. Smith, Jr. (Marion Swift) graduated from
the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, Chicago, August
20, 1952. She is now living at Cogan Station, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. W. C. Taylor (Betty Hall) is teaching fourth grade
and music in fourth and fifth grades in the Savage Elementary
School, Corpus Christi, Texas, where she and her husband are
living. Mrs. Taylor has also had leading parts in several operas
in Corpus Christi.
Ella Mae Thompson is working at the Fountain City Li-
brary, Fountain City, Tennessee.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Wilson ( Gelolo Kell ) have bought
a home in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Marion McUmber, ex '48, has accepted a job at the
Morton F Plant Hospital, in Clearwater, Florida.
John M. Briggs has been appointed an instructor at New
York University in the field of insurance. He plans to work
with an insurance company in New York this summer and to
start teaching in the fall.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Brubaker (Marjorie Frail) have
moved to Ashmore, Illinois where Mr. Brubaker will serve as
assistant to the director of the Parish of More Abimdant Life,
a group of nine small Presbyterian Churches.
Mrs. Victor R. Crotingcr (Carolyn E. Scruggs) is living
in DeSoto, Kansas.
Ronald Easter is sales representative in East Tennessee
for the Winthrop Pharmaceutical Company, whose headquar-
ters are in New Jersey.
Mrs. Harold W. Hebele (Violet Summerville) is working
as a church secretary in Roxbury, Massachusetts, while her
husband attends law school. Phyllis Jackson Moser's ('51)
father is pastor of the church.
William R. Houdeshel was recently discharged from the
service and is working in a bank at Havre de Grace, Maryland.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grady Jenkins (Betty Jane Emory)
are living in Portsmouth, Virginia. Mrs. Jenkins is teaching
first grade at the James Hurst Schools and Mr. Jenkins is an
electronics engineer at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
Donald Kribbs is pastor of the First Methodist Church in
Mrs. Robert C. Lodwick ( Hedwig Nabholz ) writes that
this is her second year as Director of Christian Education in
tlie First Presbyterian Church, Hammond, Indiana. Her hus-
band is part-time assistant to the minister in the same church,
and is continuing work on his M.A. at McCormick Seminary.
He is a cousin of Robert E. Lodwick, '36, and the other Mary-
ville College Lodwicks.
Mrs. Walter B. Pentz (Grace Ellen Cross) is teaching in
the Meridian, Mississippi, school system and living with her
parents while Mr. Pentz, '50, is in the service.
Rev. George L. Setterfield, who graduated from McCor-
mick Seminary last May, is now pastor of the Kirkwood Pres-
byterian Church, Bridgeport, Ohio.
Anna L. Stevens, who has been teaching English in the
Kodiakanal School irt India, has completed her term there and
sailed for home March 19, 19.53.
R. Delmas Watson was awarded a B. D. degree from
Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, in 1952.
Max Willocks is serving as full-time pastor of the First
Southern Baptist Church in Porterville, California. He and
Mrs. Willocks (Neysa Ferguson, '46) and their two children
are at home at 306 Leggett Drive, Porterville, California.
Dorothy C. Spencer, e.\ '49, is now Mrs. Thomas R. Norris
and lives at 1408 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Joe Morton Grubb, ex '49, received his D.D.S. degree
from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Mem-
phis, March 23.
Mr. and Mrs. James McKenzie Baird (Jane McMillan, '51)
are living in Newton, Alabama. Jim is a Lieutenant in the
Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Campbell Bennett ( Ilda Mosby,
'49), formerly of Maryville, are living in Clinton, Tennessee.
Mr. Bennett is enjoying his work on the local paper there.
Howard Duncan Cameron, a student at Columbia Theo-
logical Seminary, is serving a year's internship in the Presby-
terian Church, Eastman, Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Eugene Garden (Ethel Caldwell, '52)
live in Kno.xville, where Mr. Garden is associated with the
National Biscuit Company.
Grady Carroll is teaching English and American History in
the Polkton, North Carolina, High School. He spent last sum-
mer traveling in England, Scotland, and Wales.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Dixon, ex '53 (Dorothy Stater)
are living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Art is attending the Uni-
versity of Michigan and Dorothy is working for the Friend of
the Court as a social worker.
Zan Emery is this year stud\ing at Western Reserve Uni-
\'ersity, Cleveland, Ohio.
John P. Ferris received his commission as an ensign in
December, from the Na\al Officer Candidate School at New-
port, Rhode Island.
Ben Gearhart was discharged from military service last
October and he and Mrs. Gearhart ( Ruth Crothers, ex '52 ) are
living in Dania, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. George Eugene Handley (Barbara McNiell,
'51) have recently purchased a home in Maryville. Mrs. Hand-
ley teaches in the Belle Morris Elementary School in Knoxville,
and Mr. Handley is a traveling representative for an East
Tennessee Packing Company.
Edward L. Heerschap and his wife ( Marianna Brogden,
ex '52) are located in Decatur, Georgia, where they are both
Ray Kirby is presently serving as a supply officer at Scott
Air Force Base, Illinois. He was commissioned as a Second
Lieutenant in the USAF at Lackland AFB, San Antonio,
Texas, on September 12, 1952, upon graduation from Officer
Candidate School. Prior to attending OCS, he was a Welfare
Specialist with the Wing Chaplain at Scott.
Lt. and Mrs. Thomas E. Lacy (Clare Bolton, '50) are
now living in Long Beach, Mississippi.
Frank Ladner, a senior at McCormick Seminary, Chicago,
will graduate in May and probably be ordained that month.
At present they live in Troy Grove, Illinois, where Mr. Ladner
is student pastor of the Presbyterian Church. While in
Chicago, Mrs. Ladner (Una Jordan, '48) took some courses
at the Seminary working toward her M. A. degree.
James E. Marvin was released from active duty in the
Army in December, 1952. He is now a student at the Louis-
ville, Kentucky, Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Miller (Viola Marshall, ex '53) are
living in Kno.xville. D. M. is coaching at Rule High School,
and Mrs. Miller works at Oak Ridge. They have one daugh-
ter, Elizabeth Ann.
William Nish is attending the Navy Officers Training
Camp, Newport, Rhode Island.
Corporal Raymond A. Packard has been released from
active army duty. He was stationed in Germany from June,
1951 to January, 1953, where he served as finance clerk at
the Army's Bremerha\en Port of Embarkation.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Reick (Jean Enfield) visited on
the campus in February. Their home is in Preston, Maryland.
Mrs. E. S. Smathers (Ruth Helen Bird) and her husband
ha\e joined John and Gwen ( Rees-Jones ) Shell, '47, and John
Russ, ex '50, at Austin Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas.
Mrs. Donald G. Walker (Hilda Roberts) is working as a
dietitian in Blount Memorial Hospital, Maryville. Don, '51,
is managing his father's farm.
Mary Matlock Watt is attending the Biblical Seminary
in New York this year. In addition to this she is organist for
the Bethany Presbyterian Church in that city.
On January 5, 1953, George Hipkins, III, ex '50, was or-
dained and installed as pastor of the Perryville and Port De-
posit, Maryland, churches. Mrs. Hipkins was formerly Nellie
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Rettke, ex '50 (Marian Pope, '49)
are at home in Evansville, Indiana, where Mr. Rettke is As-
sistant Professor and consultant in reading at Evansville Col-
lege. He has been called back to the Naval Air Corps to
report June 15.
Robert C. Watkins, ex '50, is working for a T.V. and radio
advertising firm in New York City.
Kenneth Dale Boram is working as a clerk in the Property
Office of the Union Sulphur & Oil Company in Houston,
Frank Farmer and Charles West are teaching school in
Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Their address is Apt. A, 234 Hillside
Kennedy R. Garrison, who has been in parole work since
graduation, is now a correction officer at the New Jersey Re-
formatory at Annandale.
Joseph R. Pohind, early last fall in the course of a piiysical
examination for a Navy commission, discovered that he had
tuberculosis. At that time the doctor thought he would need
to be a bed patient for six months and that it would take two
years for complete recovery. He is at his home in Beverly
Virginia Sehwarz writes, "I am ha\ing a marvelous time
here in Greece. I have seen most of Europe on a flying visit
this summer and spent my Christmas vacation in Egypt and
the Holy Land this year. It will be hard to leave here but
I hope to go to graduate school next year."
Dorothy Downey, ex '51, is now Mrs. James R. Hollands-
worth and lives in Amelia, Virginia. Her husband is a Pres-
Robert S. Fuller and Alan Fort, ex '52, are taking basic Air
Force training at Sampson A.F.B., Geneva, New York. Mr.
Fuller was doing graduate work at Pennsylvania State College.
Second Lieutenant Thomas P. Kelly has been assigned
to the 2nd Air Wing in Cherry Point, North Carolina, as an
Robert D. Lehr is in the Army in Korea, with the 25th
Robert Lynn is in Korea with the 8th Field Artillery Bat-
talion. His assignment is with the Service Battery in the Unit
Lawrence F. Major, recently promoted to Staff Sergeant,
is stationed in Hawaii.
Pvt. Neale Pearson writes from Fort Jackson, South Caro-
lina, "At present I am working in the Public Information Of-
fice of Fort Jackson doing several jobs such as sending letters
to the parents of men assigned to Fort Jackson for training,
cutting clippings from newspapers that carry information about
Fort Jackson, assisting with sports releases to the newspapers
and press, and various other tasks connected with this office."
Barbara A. Rosensteel has been commissioned a Second
Lieutenant in the Women's Medical Specialist Corps. In Oc-
tober she began an eighteen-month occupational therapy course
at the Medical Field Service School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Davis Smith is in the Army. In February he was stationed
at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. James Arthur Akin, ex '52 ( Florence Dawes,
ex '53) e.xpect to be back in Maryville this fall. James plans
to return to College to complete his work and Florence hopes
to teach somewhere in this area.
William F. Brodt, Jr., ex '52, is serving in the Marine
Bettie Carroll Elwood, ex '52, and her husband are living
in Salzburg, .Austria. She is working as a library clerk typist
for the American Army stationed there, and her husband is
writing his thesis with the hope of receiving his degree from
the University of Edinburgh this spring.
Ten members of the Class of 1953 completed their work
at Christmas, and were recognized at a chapel service on
December 16. They are: A. Kenneth Bowers, Trenton, New
Jersey; Mar\' Ann Hicks, Willard, Ohio; Doris Lee Holt, Upper
Darby, Pennsylvania; George C. Lowe, Jr., Phll;idelphia,
Pennsylvania; Clyde McCanipbell, Jr., Knoxville, Tennessee;
Dorothy Lee Miller, Gatlinburg, Tennessee; John A. Morton,
Maryville; Harry E. Newberry, Lenoir City, Tennessee; Rich-
ard E. Nystrom, Seymour, Connecticut; and Jean Ellis Robin-
ette, Chatham, New Jersey.
Edward Brahms was called into service in February, 1953.
Mrs. Robert Bouffard ( Letitia Buchanan ) is living with
Ikt family in Pittsburgh while her husband is overseas.
Diane Ross is in nurses' training at Johns Hopkins Uni-
versity School of Nursing, Baltimore.
Conrad Rex Williams has been accepted for admission to
the University of Louisville School of Medicine in September.
Lois Josephine Roberts, '43, to Edward G. Berry, .March
16, 1953, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Nancy Carolyn McClaskey, '44, to Stanley Aylor, July 5,
Margaret Louise Henry, '45, to Harry Borden Roberts,
December 27, 1952, in Greeneville, Tennessee.
Claude Irving Shell, Jr., '47, to Mary Frances Robinson,
July 27, 1952, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Eleanor Parkes Struble, '48, to John W. Garloch, Febru-
ary 8, 1953, at Orlando, Florida.
Marion Green Swift, '48, to Claude H. Smith, Jr., Febru-
ary 21, 1952, in Chicago.
Margaret Winston Brooks, '49, to Alfred R. Leisering,
October 4, 1952, in Evanston, Illinois.
Betty Jane Emory, '49, to Ralph Grady Jenkins, August
16, 1952, in Portsmouth, Virginia.
William R. Houdeshel, '49, to Elaine Sieber (sister of
Fred Sieber, '51), September 20, 1952.
Margaret Louise Rock, '49, to John Laurence Keely, '49,
March 8, 1953, in Ontario, Oregon.
Walter Lee Dean, '50, to Roberta Anne Roberts, March
21, 1953, in Montgomery, Alabama.
Doris Orene Florence, '50, to Wallace Reed Cornett, '52,
November 29, 1952, in Alcoa, Tennessee.
Edward Benson Gearhart, '50, to Ruth Crothers, ex '52,
March 17, 1952.
Jane Louise Jessup, '50, to David Goodspeed, October 26,
James Edgar Marvin, '50, to Shirley A. Stewart, May 27,
1952, in Tarentum, Pennsylvania.
Hilda Virginia Roberts, '50, to Donald Greer Walker, '51,
November 7, 1952, in Marianna, Florida.
Betty Jo Smith, '50, to Guerrant Smathers, November 9,
1952, in Greeneville, Tennessee.
Warren Brooks Banks, '51, to Cynthia Ann Campbell,
December 5, 1952, at Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Alice Rosemary Gambill, '51, to Sherman Neal Lester,
Jr., '51, November 29, 1952, in Athens, Tennessee.
Peggy June Knox, ex '52, to Andrew M. Orr, December
21, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.
Claire Louise Masters, '52, to George Edward Scott, '53,
December 20, 1952, in Mary\ille, Tennessee.
Frances Belcher Moore, ex '52, to William Da\ id Webb,
October 18, 1952, in Chatham, New Jersey.
Jean lone Pelton, '52, to William Henry Shields, '51,
October 17, 1952, in Maryville, Tennessee.
Doris Lee Holt, '53, to Bruce Stephens deNagy, '51, De-
cember 27, 1952, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Karole Kapp, '53, to Ralph A. Leech, January 8, 1953,
in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.
Richard Edward Nystrom, '53, to Margaret Louise Myers,
ex '55, January 2, 1953, at Bca\er Falls, Pennsylvania.
Curtis B. Wilbanks, '53, to Gloria H. Coss, January 3,
1953, in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
Letitia -Ann Buchanan, ex '54, to Lt. Robert L. Bouffard,
September 20, 1952, in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania.
Dorothy Grecnhagen, ex '54, to Gordon D'Angelo, in
Roy S. Hanna, '82, died September 10, 1952, at his home
in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was 91 years old and in tlie
last few years had rarely left his home. After graduation
from Maryville he taught for two years, and then practiced
law in Knox\ille for two years before going to Florida. He
lived in St. Petersburg for 61 years and was one of the early
influential residents of the city. He was Postmaster from
1900 to 1927 with the exception of four years and was respon-
sible for St. Petersburg's unique open-air post office. He is
survived by a stepson.
According to the Alumni Office records, the ne.xt oldest
living graduate is Mrs. D. A. Clemens (Emma Newman), of
the Class of 1885, who lives in Boise, Idaho.
Edwin Sheddan Cunningham, LL.D., '89, died January
20, 1953, at the age of 84. He was graduated from the Uni-
versity of Michigan Law School in 1893 and practiced law
in Maryville for a short time before entering the United
States Foreign Service in 1898. From 1919 until his retire-
ment in 1935 he was Consul-General in Shanghai, becoming
senior Consul there in 1926. He served on many important
commissions and committees, and was chairman of the joint
commission to implement the Sino-Japanese agreement in 1932.
In 1929 Maryville awarded him an LL.D degree and in 1938
the University of Michigan awarded him an honorary M.A.
degree. Since his retirement he has been making his home in
Maryville. He was the oldest of the seven children of Major
Ben Cunningham, Treasurer of the College from 1900 to 1914.
He is survived by one brother, Ben, Prep. '04, of Maryville;
three nephews, including Ben Allen Cunningham, ex '42; and
one niece, Nina Cunningham, ex '44.
Rev. William David Malcolm, D.D., '92, died February 7,
1953, at his home in Cincinnati. He was 89 years old. In
1895 he received the B.D. degree from McCormick Theologi-
cal Seminary, Chicago, and in 1915 the honorary D.D. degree
from Lincoln Memorial University. He served churches in Iowa,
Indiana, and Cincinnati, retiring in 1938. He is survived by
his wife, a daughter and a grandson, and by a sister, Mrs.
T. J. Miles (Enola Malcolm, Prep. '91), of Maryville.
Jennie Chapman ( Mrs. S. Boyd ) Parker, Prep. '95, died
at her home in Knoxville after a long illness, at the age of 77.
She was always active in church work. She is survived by
her husband, two daughters and two granddaughters. Mr.
Parker, '96, retired six years ago after teaching mathematics
at Kno.xville High School for twenty-six years.
Rev. William E. Lewis, '04, died October 7, 1952, at his
home in Cresson, Pennsylvania, after an illness of more than
two years. He was 77 years old. After graduation from Mary-
ville he was graduated from Western Theological Seminary,
Pittsburgh, and served churches in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
He retired in 1950 after thirty years' service as Protestant
Chaplain at the Cresson Sanitarium. He also retired from
the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church, Gallitzin, Penn-
syh'ania. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, a son, and
Orville Rollin Post, '07, died unexpectedly on November
7, 1952, at his home in Bristol, Tennessee. From 1913 to 1933
he taught at King College and since 1933 had been a teacher
or principal in the Sullivan County schools. After graduation
from Maryville, he earned another B.A. degree at the Univer-
sity of Chicago and the M.A. degree at Harvard University.
Later King College awarded him the honorary Lift. D, degree.
He is sur\ived by his wife, three children and five grandchil-
dren, two sisters, Mrs. Fred Wright (Helen M. Post, '05) of
Brownwood, Texas, and Mrs. Melvin Gray ( Lida Anna Post,
'07), of Mountain View, Oklahoma, and two brothers, one of
whom is Alfred A. Post, ex '17, of San Antonio, Texas.
John Bruce Young, '07, died October 23, 1952, in Knox-
ville. He was 70 years old. Since 1918 he had been a soil
chemist in tlie laboratories of the College of Agriculture of
the University of Tennessee. He was officially retired in Janu-
ary, 1952, although he had not been able to work since August,
1951. He is survived by his wife, the former Bessie Wil-
loughby, ex '09.
Sara Goddard (Mrs. Homer L. ) Scott, '08, died suddenly
on September 23, 1952, at her home in Winston-Salem, North
Carolina. After fifteen years with the Methodist Children's
Home in Winston-Salem, she had planned to retire on Oc-
tober 1 and to live with her daughter, Mrs. William B. Wilson
(Evelyn Scott, '38), in Schenectady, New York. In addition
to her daughter, she is survived by two granddaughters; two
sisters, Edith, '97, and Mary, '09; and three brothers, Arthur,
ex '02, Horace, Prep. '99, and Homer, '12. She was the
daughter of James Monroe Goddard, '74.
Grace Goddard ( Mrs. H. P. ) Byerley, Prep. '00, of Mary-
ville, another sister of Mrs. Scott, died on February 28, 1953.
In addition to her brothers and sisters, she is survived by her
husband and three stepsons.
Charles Stivers Dickerson, '26, died in Chicago June 6,
1952, after a short illness. He was 48 years old. He had
recently been appointed sales manager for the Korhumel Steel
& Aluminum Company, Evanston, Illinois. Before that he had
been in the steel business in Dayton, Ohio, and Pittsburgh.
He was prominent in the steel warehouse branch of the indus-
try, and had served on various industry committees for the
Government. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Dorothy Dickerson, '24, of Chattanooga, and Mabel Dickerson
(Mrs. J. B.) Stearns, '31, of Cranford, New Jersey, are his
S/Sgt. Gene Edward Lillard, ex '51, was killed in the
crash of a Greek Air Force courier plane shortly after the
take-off in Korea on December 27, 1952. He had been doing
courier work in Korea for three months. He was 23 years old.
He is survived by his parents (Horace R. Lillard, '31), two
brothers, Ray, '49, and James, '50, and two sisters, one of
whom is Betty Ruth, ex '49. He had expected to finish his
college course at Mary\ille after military service.
Rev. Dr. Thomas A. Graham, pastor of the New Provi-
dence Presbyterian Church in Maryville since 1945 and thus
well known to recent college students, died November 28,
1952, after a long illness. Dr. Graham came to the United
States from Scotland when he was twenty-one. After work-
ing several years he entered Carroll College and was gradu-
ated there and later from McCormick Theological Seminary.
Before coming to Maryville he was pastor of the Pioneer Pres-
byterian Church, Marionette, Wisconsin. Maryville College
conferred the honorary D.D. degree upon him in 1947.
You can still define a college or a university as Mark
Hopkins on one end of a log and a student on the other, but
the point of that aphorism is that both have to be good. I do
not believe that Washington College or any other small college
can compete with the big universities in making specialists or
run-of-the-mine products. I do believe that with excellence it
can compete in the production of enlightened minds and
I believe that it is the small college in this country, the
college which puts emphasis on the humanities, that is percu-
liarly adapted to send forth thoughtful men and women— people
who have caught the fire of great thoughts and great men,
who know something of our culture an history, who can ex-
change views in tolerance with others, and above all, who have
high ethical standards.
Such, I believe, is the challenge to, and the opportunity
of, the small college. — John J. McCoy, Recently U. S. High
Commissioner for Germany, in the Association of American
The following members of tlie Class of 1953 have been
elected by the Executive Council of the Faculty and the Stu-
dent Council for inclusion in "Who's Who in American Col-
leges and Universities."
Sarah Heron Brown, Laurel, Marylanil (daughter ol Elmer
M, Brown, Prep. '17, and Helen Parker Brown, Prep. '16; niece
of "Brownie" and cousin of Miss Heron of the faculty, etc.,
etc.), president of the Student Council, editor of the 1952
Chilhowean, member of Writers' Workshop, a Nu Gamma
leader, elected to Alpha Gamma Sigma.
Ruth Esther Burgos, New York, president of the YWCA,
a Nu Gamma leader, on the Student Council.
Betty Ann Hammers, Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, chair-
man of the Social Board, on the Student Council and Student-
Faculty Senate, a member of the choir, last year secretary of
Isabel Leitch, Brooklyn, New York, president of Student
Volunteers, last year vice president of the junior class, a Nu
Gamma leader, member of Writers' Workshop.
Bruce Roderic Miller, Trenton, New Jersey, president of
the Pre-Ministerial Association, a member of the Student Coun-
cil and Student-Faculty Senate, member of Student Volunteers.
Marie Lockhart Richards, Manasquan, New Jersey, on the
Y'WCA cabinet as chairman of Barnwarming, a cheerleader,
previously on the Student Council and Student-Faculty Senate,
last year chairman of the Social Board.
Mary Jane Spencer, Chattanooga, Tennessee (daughter
of Rev. Dr. Donald A. Spencer, a Director), member of Stu-
dent Council, member of M Club since her freshman year,
program co-chairman of YWCA, a Nu Gamma leader, elected
to Alpha Gamma Sigma.
ALPHA GAMMA SIGMA
Fourteen seniors were elected in March to Alpha Gamma
Sigma, honor scholarship society. They are: Jean Alva Ander-
son, Staten Island, New York; Ruth Ellen Blackburn, Knox-
ville, sister of Katherine Blackburn McNiel, '52, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ben A. Blackburn, "27 (Mary Marston, '27),
granddaughter of Rev. and Mrs. Charles Marston, '93 ( Mary
Katlicrine Caldwell, '93), and great-granddaughter of Capt.
David Caldwell, '50's, (also many of her aunts, uncles, and
cousins attended Maryville ) ; Sarah Heron Brown, Laurel,
Maryland (also in Who's Who Among Students); Florence
Irene Clark, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia; Robert Alan
Coles, Scranton, Pennsylvania; Doris Holt DeNagy, Upper
Darby, Pennsylvania, wife of Bruce S. DeNagy, '51, and sister
of J. William Holt, '51; Edwin Van Holland, Baltimore, Mary-
land; Joyce Kaebniek, Erie, Pennsylvania; Karole Kapp Leech,
Verona, Pennsylvania; Kenneth Maurice Rutherford, Horsham,
Pennsylvania; Gertrude Elizabeth Singleton, Senecaville,
Ohio; Mary Jane Spencer, Chattanooga, (also in Who's Who
Among Students); Elizabeth Ellen Stiles, Clearwater, Florida;
and Sue Ellen White, Middletown, Ohio.
Miss Anderson Miss Blackburn