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APRIL 1955 



8:00 a.m.— Distribution of Prizes and Music Program 
8:30 p.m.— Commencement Play — "Pygmalion' 


8:00 a.m.— Senior Class Chapel 

9:00 a.m.— Spring Meeting of the Directors of Maryville College 

Noon— Class luncheons as arranged 
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 
7:00 p.m.— Annual Alumni Dinner 
9:30 p.m.— Band Concert 


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


10:00 a.m.— Graduation Exercises, 136th Year 





President Edwin J. Best, '36 

Vice-President Mrs. David L. McArthur, '35 

Recording Secretary Miss Winifred L. Painter, 15 

Executive Committee 
Class of 1955: Mrs. Joe D. Beals, Jr., '47; Mrs. Maynard L. Dunn, '27; Mr. James W. King, '25. 
Class of 1956: Mrs. James B. Cornett, '50; Mr. Linton Loy Lane, '32; Mr. Tom J. West, ex '33. 
Class of 1957: Dr. Henry A. Callaway, ex '17; E. C. Crow, '30; Mrs. W. C. Frishe, '36. 


Published by Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee 

Ralph Waldo Lloyd, President 

Vol. LIII April, 1955 No. 6 

Published quarterly by Maryville College. Entered May 24, 1904, at Maryville, Tennessee as second- 
class mail matter. Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in Section 1103 Act of 
October 3, 19(7, authorized February 10, 1919. ' 


Dear Maryville College Alumnus: 

To get in the proper atmosphere for writing a letter to you, I came over to Anderson Hall this 
morning, to the Alumni Office. Just as I picked up my pencil, a bell rang somewhere; the clock 
showed 9:20. The old building, which until now had been silent, began to stir. The first sound 
was as a distant wind, a magnified rustling. And then there was a roar. Old floors groaned and 
the ancient stairways creaked. Whole torrents of young humanity rushed through the corridors. 
There was a flurry of movement outside and now there is reverse flow as students climb the stairs to 
classes now beginning. You remember these sounds I am sure. 

I have taken all this space to tell you something you already know: there is a lot of life on the 
campus, an infecting energy. Exposure to it seems to quicken the most sedentary of us. II you 
have gotton out of touch with Maryville since you graduated, you must miss this ever renewing 
source of human power, the dynamic force of youth. 

While you certainly remember the sounds of student life, you may have forgotten Antaeus, de- 
feated by Hercules. Antaeus' great strength was his so long as he kept contact with tin- earth. 
When Hercules lifted him into the air, Antaeus weakened and died at the hands of his adversary. 
The moral is this: don't lose contact. Don't be an Antaeus. 

There are many ways to keep in touch with Maryville. Let us hear from you. Keep your area 
Alumni Clubs active. Advertise Maryville in your community. Keep your membership in tin- Buck- 
of-thc-Month Club active. 

And don't forget the Annual Alumni Banquet on May 14! 

Sincerely yours. 

Edwin J. Best 

President, Alumni Association 


President Lloyd's Page 

To Maryville College Alumni: 

(1) This message is being written April 2 on an 
airplane enroute from Maryville to the Pacific North- 
west and Alaska. Mrs. Lloyd is with me. I am 
scheduled to conduct Good Friday services at Fair- 
hanks, Alaska, and Easter services far up at Barrow. 
The present journey will last almost four weeks and 
includes three days of speaking in Oregon, fifteen in 
Alaska, and three in the State of Washington. We 
shall be back at the College on April 27. 

(2) My 25th Commencement as President will 
be held on Monday, May 16. It was originally 
scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, but was moved 
chiefly out of consideration for my duties as retiring 
Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presby- 
terian Church in the USA, which meets this year in 
Los Angeles on May 19. I have not missed a com- 
mencement and would have regretted especially 
missing this twenty-fifth. If Providence permits me 
to be present on May 16, as I expect, the one hundred 
diplomas to the class of 1955 will bring the number 
which I shall have handed to Maryville College 
seniors to a total of 3034, which comprises sixty-seven 
per cent of all diplomas awarded in the history of 
the College. That fact is a startling one to me 
personally. It reminds me not only of accumulating 
years and larger classes in these recent decades, but 
also of the increasing number of you in whom I have 
a deep special interest. With the exception of the 
few who have gone on from this into the larger life 
and the others who have not kept their addresses up 
to date in the Alumni Office, all of "my graduates" 
will receive this Bulletin and at least some will be 
reading this page. May I extend warm personal 
greetings and pray God's blessing upon you. 

(3) As Moderator of the General Assembly, 
when I finally reach Maryville about June 1 from the 
1955 General Assembly, I shall have traveled about 
80,000 miles, more than three times the distance 
around the world, on church business within the 
United States, Canada, and Alaska, since the General 
Assembly in Detroit last May. It has seemed best 
to remain in North America during the year although 
our Church has work in thirty-four other countries. 
It happened that the ecumenical gatherings, the 
World Presbyterian Alliance and the World Council 
of Churches, held their meetings in the United States 
so that it was not necessary to go abroad for them. 
In ) uly, after my Moderatorial duties are over, I 
expect to go to Europe for meetings of the Executive 
Committee of the Alliance and the Central Committee 
of the World Council. In my traveling and speaking 
I am seeing many Maryville College alumni, for which 
I am glad. 

( 4 ) The Union of the Presbyterian Church in the 
USA, the Presbyterian Church in the US, and the 
United Presbyterian Church, to which I have given 
considerable time for several years, has been post- 

poned by failure of the US (Southern) Church to 
approve it. The votes in the other two Churches are 
favorable, and a majority of the US presbyteries have 
approved, but three fourths of them were required. 
We shall continue to work for the union with confi- 
dence that it will come in time because it is needed, 
practicable, and right. 

(5) At the College the work is going forward 
well. I have been away about four fifths of the time 
and greatly miss being on the campus. I look for- 
ward to next year when I can "major" again in college 
affairs. I am deeply grateful to my associates on the 
staff and faculty who are carrying additional respon- 
sibilities so effectively. We are suffering some serious 
losses. All of us were deeply shocked and grieved 
by the unexpected death of Professor Sisk. At the 
end of the year Professor Walker, now the senior 
member of the faculty in point of service, is to retire. 
He was a teacher when I was a student, which means 
that I have never known the College when he was 
not a member of the faculty. We shall greatly miss 
him on the campus, but are glad he will continue to 
live in his present home. I am glad to report that 
the first year of return to our former interracial policy 
is proving to be a successful one. There have been 
no serious "incidents," student relationships have been 
normal, and the "outside world" is more and more 
recognizing that the program is right. 

(6) Our Building Program is going forward, with 
the past year being especially productive for the new 
ivomen's dormitory. As you know, it was the object 
of the Christian education "Opportunity Gifts" of 
Presbyterian women in 1954. Their goal was $65,000, 
but the total they have actually given us in cash is 
$77,408.35. This is cause for deep gratitude on the 
part of every Maryville College person. The total 
now in hand for the dormitory is $171,915. We need 
another $150,000 and are seeking it, and we are ex- 
ploring also the possibility of erecting the building 
in two units, starting that for which we have money 
in the coming fall. The money received for the 
Chapel and Theater is now $416,448, but the esti- 
mated final cost (exclusive of the organ) is $616,491. 
So, we still have a big task ahead on this. But the 
building is a wonderful asset to the College of the 
present and the future. 

(7) Our Enrollment is still sub-normal. There 
are 683 students this year, against our norm of 800. 
Alumni are asked to represent the College in interest- 
ing young people of the right preparation and char- 
acter in the opportunities at Maryville College. You 
are our best representatives. 

Cordially yours, 

m>?& ^ 


The beautiful Samuel Tyndale Wilson Chapel, now Hear- 
ing the end of its first year of useful service to the college 
community, has more than surpassed expectations. Hailed as 
an architectural masterpiece, its adaptability has been a 
revelation, particularly to those who suffered through the seven 
lean years after the loss of the old ehapel when the Alumni 
Gym was the gathering place for all college meetings. 

It has proven ideal for the daily chapel services. Dr. 
McClelland and Dr. Cooper have joined forces to work out an 
excellent loud speaker system which has been of great help. 

The Artist Series, featuring such attractions as Cornelia 
Otis Skinner, the Don Cossack Chorus, and the St. Louis 
Sinfonietta, has been a resounding success. More than a 
thousand people have attended each of the events in the 
Scries, with a steadily growing interest on the part of the 
community at large. 

During the summer, a succession of conferences will be 
held in the Chapel, including the regular sessions ot the Synod 
ol Mid-South. 

Tin' magnificent facilities of the Theatre have also made 

a great impression and served a constantly broadening function, 
linglish classes have utilized some of the special rooms tor 
speech work. 

Several completely unforeseen advantages have added to 
the conventional uses ol the building. The Faculty-Student 
Reception at the opening of the College year was held iii the 

patio under the stars, and was one of the most impressive 
Occasions ol the entire year. The All-College Sing was held 

on the slips ill the Chapel and was another evidence of the 
great adaptability of the new facilities. 

The Chapel has been \isited by hundreds of people dur- 
ing the past few months, with a goodly number of Alumni 
represented. It you haven't seen the new chapel yet, it's 
worth a trip to the campus. 


The Commencement Week program is given in detail on 
the inside front cover ol this issue. Please note th it the 

Graduation Exercises are mi Monday, instead ol Wednesday, 

and at ten o'clock instead of ten-thirty. Alumni Day is on 

Saturday, as it has been in recent years, The new Samuel 


Tyndale Wilson Chapel is large enough to accommodate all 
who come so some alumni may wish to remain over the week- 
end for Baccalaureate Sunday and Commencement Day. 

The senior class is small this year, reflecting the small 
entering classes of four years ago. The- veterans, who made 
such extraordinary large classes after the war, were either 
through college or in college when this class entered, and the 
low birthrate of the depression years meant fewer high school 

The Annual Alumni Dinner will be held in the Dining 
Hall at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May IT Tickets arc $1.50 
and may be purchased at the registration table on the campus 
that day, although advance reservations arc helpful to those 
who plan the dinner. The band concert will begin at 9:30 a.m. 
and Alumni President Best, who will be presiding at the 
dinner, promises that the dinner will be over in time to attend 
the concert. 


There are six living members of the' Kilty-Year Class and 
it is expected that Several of them will be present for their 
reunion. The Twenty-Five Year Class is planning big things 
and hopes to have a large number here. The- Forty-Year 
Class-1915. the Twenty-Year ClaSS-1935, the Fivc-Ycar Class 
— 19.50, and others arc' planning reunions. If you don't know 
to whom to write about your reunion, write the Alumni Office 
and we shall be glad to put you in touch with your class 
reunion chairman.* 


The annual Maryville College Breakfast at the Presbyterian 

USA Genera] Assembly, which meets in Los Angeles this year, 

will be held in the New York Room of the Statler Hotel on 
Saturday morning. May 21, at 7:15 am. Those who are 

ittending General Assembly will find posters there on which 
(o sign up: those who live m the Los Vngeles area should 
notify the Secretary of the Southern California Alumni Club. 
Mrs. Janus R, T.irwater, til 1 1 Ccrritos \\cnuc. Long Beach. 

Payment may be made- at the breakfast Imt reservations arc 
necessary. All alumni, parents of students and alumni, and 
friends ol the College are cordially invited. 



Mrs. George Brown, Assistant Professor of Biology, had 
a major operation in March. She is recovering very satis- 
factorily but will not be able to teach again this spring. 

Miss Katharine C. Davies, Chairman of the Division of 
Fine Arts, is on Sabbatical Leave this semester studying at 
the Royal Conservatory in London. Toward the end of April 
she plans to go to Salzburg and Vienna for a month. 

Miss Frances Massey, Dean of Women, is on Sabbatical 
Leave this semester to study at the University of Tennessee. 

Twin sons, Edward Elliott and Andrew Markham, were 
born November 5 to Mr. and Mrs. Beard, of the Art faculty. 
The students, as usual, sang "Rock-A-Bye Baby" in chapel the 
next morning but sang it twice. 

Mr. and Mrs. Cragan's second child, Janet Darden, was 
born December 7. Mr. Cragan is teaching history this year 
while Miss Walker is on Sabbatical Leave. 

Two compositions by Mr. Harter are being published soon 
by the Shawnee Publishing Co. One is an arrangement of the 
Twenty-Third Psalm and the other an arrangement of Two 
Wings, a Negro spiritual. 

Mr. Hampton, of the Public Relations Office, has an 
article in the May issue of Good Housekeeping, entitled "Do 
Your College Shopping Early." Impetus for the article came 
from Mr. Hampton's experience of many years in the field of 
secondary school guidance and also from the current statistics 
of the U.S. Office of Education, which indicate that by 1970 
college enrolments will be doubled. 

During the Christmas vacation and at other times during 
the year, many faculty and staff members attend meetings of 
associations in their respective fields. Miss Craven attended 
the annual meeting of the Southern Speech Association in 
Memphis, Miss Cartledge and Dr. Buchanan attended the 
meeting of the National Association of Biblical Instructors in 
Atlanta, Dr. Case attended the Southern Sociological Society 
meeting in Nashville and a very interesting seminar at Fisk 
University on "Race and Culture at Mid-Century." 

The Tennessee Philological Association celebrated its 
fiftienth anniversary at its meeting in March. Dr. Hunter was 
to give the response for the Association to the address of 
welcome at the banquet, and was also to read a paper on "The 
Duke of Vienna: a Study in Motivation," but because of ill- 
ness could not attend; Mr. Bushing read his paper for him. 
Miss Heron, Miss Wier, and Mr. Bushing of the English 
faculty, and Miss Wilkinson and Mr. Schwam of the foreign 
languages faculty, attended the meeting. Maryville College 
faculty have been active in the Association from its beginning. 
Five annual meetings have been held at Maryville College, and 
five faculty members have served as president: Dr. H. J. 
Bassett in 1918; Dr. E. W. Davis in 1924 and again in 1947; 
Dr. George B. Hussey in 1931; Dr. Edwin R. Hunter in 1939; 
and Miss Catharine Wilkinson in 1950. 

In April Mr. Curtis Hughes, a member of the music- 
faculty from 1945 to 1953, and his family moved from Atlanta 
to Indianapolis, where he is Minister of Music in the First 
Presbyterian Church. Janice Marion, '52, and Kent Buser, '54, 
are also on the staff of the church. 


Professor Edgar Roy Walker will retire from his position 
as Associate Professor of Mathematics and Physics at the end 

Professor Walker is in terms of service the senior member 
of the Maryville College faculty and staff. He became a 
teacher in the institution soon after his graduation in 1909. 
He is now completing forty-six years on continuous service 
as a member of the faculty. 

He was born in Maryville, graduated from the Prepara- 
tory Department of the College in 1906 and received the B.A. 
degree here in 1909. He took graduate work in three different 
years at the University of Chicago and a number of years at 
the University of Tennessee. The latter institution conferred 
upon him the degree of M.A. in 1930. 

Professor Walker married a fellow member of the college 
faculty, the former Miss Edith Zimmerman. Their daughter 
Arda is now an Assistant Professor of History at the College. 
Mr. and Mrs. Walker live on the Old Niles Ferry Pike. 



Faculty and students were shocked on February 1 by the 
news that Dr. Sisk had died of a heart attack that morning. 
He had been in the hospital two or three days for a general 
check-up and treatment, but expected to be back with his 
classes on February 2. 

Much of Dr. Sisk's life was closely related to the College. 
He had been Professor of Mathematics and Physics since 1938. 
He was graduated at Maryville College in 1917; Mrs. Sisk is 
the former Florence Steelman, of the Class of 1917; and their 
three daughters, Margaret (Mrs. Melvin Magee), Frances 
(Mrs. Curtis Wright), and Catherine (Mrs. Harold Kidder), 
all graduated from Maryville. 

Dr. Sisk received his master's degree from die University 
of Kentucky and his doctor's degree from Cornell University. 
He was a high school teacher for four years and taught at the 
University of Tennessee for fifteen years, coming to the Mary- 
ville College faculty from U.T. 

The funeral service was held in the Samuel Tyndale 
Wilson Chapel on February 3 and interment was in Woodlawn 
Cemetery, Knoxville. 

Mrs. Sisk is continuing to maintain her home at 117 Miller 
Avenue, Maryville. 



As this is written, it is too early to assess the eventual 
potentialities of the Buck of the Month Club, the unique 
financial plan evolved by the Executive Council of the Alumni 
Association as a partial remedy lor some of the monetary dis- 
tress that is assuming epidemic proportions among American 
colleges and universities. 

It was evident that loyal Maryville alumni wanted to 
give, and that more of them wanted to give than had been 
giving. The problem was therefore relatively simple: how to 
get many people to give something. 

The Buck of the Month Club is the answer. At least, it 
is becoming increasingly evident that many alumni think it is 
sound — as well as appealing. Dozens took the trouble to 
write in and commend the Council for the plan. 

Nearly three hundred alumni voiced approval with their 
"bucks" in the first two weeks of the program! The total 
received was more than one thousand dollars within this 
period of time. The success of the idea is truly phenomenal 

As was pointed out in the first Scotty-gram, the possibili- 

following officers: Everett L. Cline, Jr., ex '40, chairman; 
Mrs. Edgar II. Dunn, Jr. ( Lur.i Mae Laughmiller, '41 >, vice- 
chairman; and Mrs. Joel Phillips, Jr. (Elizabeth Bryant, '42), 



This tirst reunion was so SUCCeSsfu 
planned lor nest fall, 

Three Ah li Clubs have held dinner meetings in honor 

of Or. Lloyd when his moderatorial schedule lias taken linn to 
their areas. 

In December twenty-two Massachusetts alumni met in 
Boston. The arrangements committee was headed by Mrs. 
John Carr (Lois Black, '38), and she was assisted by Dr. and 
Mrs. .Samuel J. Hall, '22 (Lillian Brandon, '22) and Rev. 
Andrew Richards, '18. 

In January Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd were in California. On 
January 15 a group of twenty alumni living in northern 
California had dinner at Exposition Fish Grotto, Fisherman's 
Wharf, in San Francisco. Mrs. Jaap van Leeuwem (Eleanor 
Henry, '32) was in charge of arrangements. James Shaw, '36, 
was elected chairman, and Phyllis Dexter, '35, secretary. 


ties of this simple project are unbelievable. If all alumni 

contributed the $12 a year for which the plan contracts, the 

total received would be in excess of $50,000! Unbelievable, 
yes, but true. 

It is up to the alumni to join ranks and fight for the 
Maryville College cause. You, better than anyone else, know 
that it is a just one. It is your college that is fighting for 
survival. There is hardly a college in the country that does 
not have this fight on its hands. The Buck of the Month Club 
is a mighty weapon — if all alumni support it. 

Read the Scotty-gram each month — and keep the bucks 
coming. This is a two-way affair. Remember Antaeus! 


Last November thirty Maryville alumni who live in Florida 
gathered at the Circle F Dude Ranch at bake Wales, with Mr. 
and Mrs. George Fiscbbach, "33 (Cathryn Smith, '38) as host 
and hostess, where they enjoyed a week-end ol fun and 
reminiscing. They decided to organize a Florida Chapter ol 
the Maryville College Alumni Association and elected the 


On January 17, the Southern California Club met at the 
home of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Belt, '20 (Elizabeth Bassel, '23) 
in Pasadena. 

Officers elected were: Lamar Wilson. '21, chairman; Mrs 
Paul Roosc (Ilattie Davis, '09), vice-chairman; and Mrs. James 
L. Tarwater (Kay Quass, '37), secretary. 

Other gatherings of alumni have taken place during the 
past few months under the auspices of the Office of Public 
Relations. Enthusiastic groups of from half a dozen to thirty 
or more have convened in St. Petersburg. Atlanta. Birmingham, 
Chattanooga, Louisville, Nashville, and Cincinnati. 

Similar meetings will be held in the near future in 
Washington, New York City, and perhaps Philadelphia and 
Pittsburgh. The primary idea of these reunions has not been 
to meet formally, where regularly organized groups are already 
in existence, but to provide a medium for the alumni to meet 
for a social evening, view slides showing recent campus scenes, 
discuss the college problems in general, and to plan lor pos- 
sible concerted efforts in the future designed to: 1. stimulate 
alumni interest 2. aid in the student recruitment program and 

3. to help the Public Relations Secretary to meet as many 

alumni as possible in the shortest time possible. 


The Fall Alumni Bulletin contained Dr. Lloyd's traveling 
schedule through the February Meetings. We are listing be- 
low his schedule beginning at that time and continuing 
through a European trip this summer. Although his Modera- 
torial duties will be over the latter part of May, his schedule 
for the summer remains crowded. He has met many alumni 
this year and hopes to see more as he meets these appoint- 

February 11-13— Sacramento, California, Western Area Meet- 
ing of National Council of Presbyterian Men 

February 14-17— Ottawa, Canada, North American Area 
Council of the World Presbyterian Alliance 

February 18— Buffalo, New York, First Presbyterian Church 

February 20— Rochester, New York, Brick Presbyterian Church 
Syracuse, New York, First Presbyterian Church 

February 21— Presbytery of Syracuse 

February 22— Baltimore, Maryland, Knox Presbyterian Church 

February 26-27— New York, Eastern Area Meeting of National 
Council of Presbyterian Men 

February 28— Yale Divinity School 

March 1— Princeton Theological Seminary 

March 2-3— Chicago, General Board of the National Council 
of Churches 

March 6— Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Bethany Presbyterian 

March 7— New York, Downtown Laymen's Luncheon Club 

March 8-9— New York, General Council of Presbyterian Church 
in U.S.A. 

March 10-11— Cincinnati, Meeting of the Permanent Com- 
mission on Interchurch Relations 

March 13— Oxford, Ohio, Western College for Women 

March 17— Evanston, Illinois, First Presbyterian Church 

March 18— McCormick Theological Seminary 

March 18-20— Chicago, National Council of Presbyterian Men 

March 21— Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Presbytery of Milwaukee 

March 22— Maryville, Dedication of Maryville Times Building 

March 27— Indianapolis, Tabernacle Presbyterian Church 
Ossian, Indiana, Presbyterian Church 

March 29— Richmond, Union Theological Seminary 

April 3-5— Synod of Oregon 

April 3— Portland, First Presbyterian Church 

Rose City Presbyterian Church 
Piedmont Presbyterian Church 
April 4— Holy Week Service sponsored by Portland Council 
of Churches 

Medford, First Presbyterian Church 

April 5— Cottage Grove, Presbyterian Church 
Eugene, Central Presbyterian Church 

April 7-22-Alaska 

Appointments scheduled in Fairbanks, Barrow, 
Palmer, Anchorage, Juneau, Sitka, Skagway, 
Haines, Ketchikan, and Metlakatla 

April 22-27— Synod of Washington 

May 4-6-Buck Hill Falls, Pa., U.S. Conference of World 
Council of Churches 

May 7— Blairstown, New Jersey, Blair Academy 

May 8— DuBois, Pennsylvania, First Presbyterian Church 

May 9-10— Presbytery of Philadelphia 

May 16-25— Los Angeles, General Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church in U.S.A. 

May 28— Salt Lake City, Westminster College Commencement 

June 5— Harrogate, Tennessee, Lincoln Memorial University 
Baccalaureate Service 

June 6— Carlinville, Illinois, Blackburn College Commencement 

June 7-9— New York — General Board of National Council of 

June 10-11— Monmouth, Illinois, Fraternal Delegate to the 
United Presbyterian General Assembly 

July 18-21— Puidaux, Switzerland, Executive Committee of the 
World Presbyterian Alliance 

August 2-9— Davos-Platz, Switzerland, Central Committee of 
the World Council of Churches 


The first conference to meet on the campus this year will 
be the East Tennessee Senior Young People's Conference of 
the Presbyterian Church USA, from June 5 to 11. The Sum- 
mer Leadership Training School of the South, jointly con- 
ducted by die Boards of Christian Education and National 
Missions, will meet on the campus from June 12 to 18. The 
Mid-South Council of Presbyterian Men will meet Sunday and 
Monday, June 19 and 20, and The Synod, Synodical Society, 
and Westminster Fellowship of Mid-South will meet from 
June 21 to 24. 

The rest of the summer will be occupied with the annual 
program of painting, repairing, redecorating, and so on. 


The Maryville College Debate Team has won itself quite 
a reputation in forensic circles during the past few months. 
In its initial contests, the squad showed considerable promise 
and campus interest picked up with each successive triumph. 

In the Ninth Annual Magnolia Speech Tournament, staged 
at Mississippi State College for Women early in March, the 
Highlanders really hit their stride. Competing against twelve 
of the leading colleges and universities in the South, they 
compiled one of the outstanding records in the tournament. 

The team of Sara Pledger ( Birmingham, Ala. ) and Jo Ann 
Brooks ( Louisville, Ky. ) won four out of five debates and 
received a tournament rating of Superior. Margaret Allen 
Hanna ( also of Louisville ) and Tom Paton ( New York City ) 
took three out of five contests and received a rating of 

In addition to the team honors, each of the Maryville 
contestants won a number of individual awards for excellence 
in the various phases of competition. 

Victory by Miss Pledger and Miss Brooks over a Harvard 
team early in April was a sort of anti-climax to the Tourna- 
ment showing, but it was none the less satisfying. The debate 
took place in the Samuel Tyndale Wilson Chapel on Monday 
morning, April 4, and the unanimous verdict of the judges 
went to Maryville. The members of the Harvard team were 
on tour, and the debate took place before a large crowd of 
students and townspeople. 

Sara is the president of the college chapter of Pi Kappa 
Delta, national forensic honor society. Her mother, the 
former Frances Ruth Easley, is a graduate of Maryville (28). 

The Debate Team was coached by Mrs. Archibald F. 
Pieper ('36) and E. Newell Witherspoon ('52). 



Nine Maryville College seniors were recognized l>y Who's 
Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities 
by action of the Student Council and the Executive Council of 
the Faculty. 

Barbara Chubb, sociology major from Athens, Penna., is 
.1 member ol the Student Council and the Student Facultj 
Senate. She is a member ol the Governing Hoard and was 
one of the directors ol tins year's Barnwarming. 

\\ illiam F. Davis, business administration major Irom 

Morris Plains, X. I., IS president ol (he senior class, a member 
of the Student Council, and lias played in the Highlander 

Janus Fisher, English major Irom Milesburg, Penna., and 
president of the V.M.C.A. Fisher is on the Student Council, 
is a member ol the Social Board, has played in the Highlander 
Band, and has occupied various class committee posts. 

Peg Fisher, elementary education major from Maryville, is 
president of Bainonian, was on the 1954 Chilhowean editorial 
staff, sang in the All-Girl Choir, and was one of the chairmen 
for the Barnwarming. 

Marilyn Kiefer, an English major from Easton, Penna., 
is president of the Y.W.C.A., a member of the Student Council, 
has been a member of the All-Girl Choir and the Vesper Choir, 
and has occupied other important positions in a variety of 

Harry MacCall, political science major from Morris Plains, 
N. J., is a member of Student Council, chairman of the 
Social Board, has played in the Highlander Band and has been 
a member of the Vesper Choir for the past three years. 

Carol Moore, history major from Waukesha, Wis., is 
president of the Student Body, was editor-in-chief of the 1954 
Chilhowean, has been active in the Playhouse, was in the 
Vesper Choir for two years, and as an active member of Theta 
Epsilon, served as Skit Night chairman for the winning society 
lor two years. 

Ruth Orr, French major from Maryville, is a member of 
the Student Council, has been active in the Playhouse, sang 
with the Vesper Choir tor three years, is active in the French 

Club, and was vice president last year ol Theta Epsilon. 

Herbert White. English major from White Plains. \. Y., 
was president of his class in the junior year, has been for two 
years on the Student Council, was one ol the Ten Key Men 
last year, is active in Playhouse, and is a member this year 
of the Governing Board. 


Ten members of the senior class were elected this year 
to Alpha Gamma Sigma, the scholarship honor society. Selei - 
tions are made on the basis of superior scholarship, character, 
and contribution to campus life. Only ten per cent ol the 
class may be chosen. 

The annual recognition service will be held at the chapel 
exercises on Thursday, April 28. The speaker will be Edwin 
J. Best, president of the Maryville College Alumni Association 
and a member of the Class of 1936. 

The following were elected to Alpha Gamma Sigma: 
Barbara Chubb, Athens, Penna.; Harry Hassall, Nashville, 
Tenn.; Barbara Hubbard, Chicago, 111.; Pat Jones, Elizabcthton, 
Tenn.; James Kesler, North Hills, Penna.; Marilyn Kiefer, 
Easton, Penna., Ruth Orr, Maryville, Tenn.; Sarah Ann Pledger, 
Birmingham, Ala.; Richard Thompson, Dunellen, New (erse\ '; 
and Herbert White, of White Plains, N. Y. 

Several of the seniors come from homes where the Mary- 
ville tie is one of long standing. Ruth Orr is the daughter of 
Dr. Horace Orr (T2) and Mrs. Orr, who was Loy Alexander 
(ex '11). Her brother, Harold Eugene, was graduated in 1939 
and two sisters, Mary Alexander and Zella Mildred, were 
graduated in 1941 and 1948, respectively. 

Pat Jones is a cousin of Thomas Laird Jones of the Class 
of 1952. Sarah Ann Pledger is the daughter of the former 
Frances Easley ('28), while Richard Thompson had a brother, 
John Lawrence, who was graduated in 1952 and a sister-in-law 
who finished in 1951. 

Four of the seniors elected to the national honor society 
had been previously honored by being selected for Who's Who. 
The four were Barbara Chubb, Marilyn Kiefer, Ruth Orr, and 
Herbert White. 

Miss Chubb 

Mr. Hassall 

Miss Hubbard 

Miss Jones 

Mr. Kesler 

Miss Kiefer 

Miss Orr 

Miss Pledger 

Mr. While 


Here and There 


William W. Hastings sent his alumni dues this year from 
Zephyrhills, Florida. His home has been in Hancock. New 


Mary Gaines Carnahan writes, from Harrington, Delaware, 
that she has "survived three operations for cataract and can 
now see again." 

Samuel D. McMurray, whose home was formerly in 
Bristol, Virginia, is now living in Puerto Rico. 

Rev. and Mrs. Robert L. Houston ( Henrietta Muecke, ex 
'08 ) are living in Maryville. Mr. Houston has retired from 
the ministry, his last pastorate having been in Sevierville, 

Clarence C. Kochenderfer is retiring after nineteen years 
as head of the Commerce Department at Kent State Uni- 
versity, Kent, Ohio. 


George W. Middleton retired last June after teaching for 
twenty-four years in the Sioux City, Iowa schools. He is now 
employed on a half time basis as food buyer and bookkeeper 
for the Lutheran Hospital, a job his wife held before her death 
last November. 

Mrs. George T. Tootell ( Anna Kidder ) and her husband 
make their home in Berkeley, California, since their retirement 
from die mission field. Dr. Tootell serves as surgeon on the 
S. S. President Wilson, American President Lines. 

Marivine Kirkpatrick Thompson has retired from teaching 
in the Dallas, Texas, public schools, and now has time to 
pursue a long cherished ambition, the study of oil painting at 
the Museum of Art. 

Hiram S. Balch is now living in Vale, North Carolina. 

Lois C. Wilson, principal of a mission school in Nabatiyeh, 
Lebanon, is on furlough this year. She will be a commissioner 
to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. 
in May. 

Muriel Mitchell, who when last heard from was in Cali- 
fornia, is a librarian in Roseburg, Oregon. 

William H. Dellinger, ex '20, is now living in Los Angeles, 
California, where he has a position with the Schnitzer Truck- 
ing Company. 

Ruth Clayton is now living in Maryville. She teaches 
English at Friendsville High School. 

Ivora McAlister attended the summer session at the Uni- 
versity of Colorado last year. She teaches Spanish and English 
in the high school in Etowah, Tennessee. 


Dr. and Mrs. Sam Franklin, Jr. (Dorothy Winters, '25) 
are on a year's leave from their mission work in Japan to 
serve as Directors of the Study Fellowship and Workshop for 
new missionaries. Their address is 47 Claremont Avenue, New 
York City. 

Madeline A. Holmes has been in Kuwait, Persian Gulf, 
since 1952 where she is in medical mission work under the 
Reformed Church of America. 


Mrs. Howard E. West ( Mary Lily Sossomon ) is living in 
Greensboro, North Carolina, where she is active in Red Cross 
work, being chairman of the Service Groups. 

Sympathy is extended to Henrietta Smith Bowman in the 
death of her husband, Rev. Dr. Clinton D. Bowman, on 
October 2, 1954. He was pastor of the Westminster Presby- 
terian Church, East St. Louis, Illinois. 


James M. Brown, after twenty-six years in VMCA work, 
began work last fall in a new position — as assistant manager 
of the Louisville, Kentucky, Automobile Club. 

Mr. and Mrs. Salmon Brown ( Lillian Croyle, ex '27 ) are 
now living in Springfield, Ohio, where he is president of the 
Springfield Savings Society, a commercial bank. Mrs. Brown 
writes, "We are now comfortably located in a country home 
and extend an invitation to all our friends to come to see us." 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Clopton (Barbara Higgins, '25) 
of Honululu, Hawaii, spent last summer in Denver, Colorado. 
Dr. Clopton was an exchange professor at Denver University. 
Mrs. Clopton attended Aviation School. At home she teaches 
Latin and aviation science in Kaimuki High School, and spends 
her spare time in air education group work in the Civil Air 

L. E. Milling is executive secretary of the West Texas 
Presbytery, Presbyterian Church, U. S. 

Dr. Wendall W. Cruze's fourth book, "Psychology in 
Nursing," will be released by McGraw-Hill Book Company this 
month. He will serve as a visiting professor at the University 
of California this summer. 

Dr. Florian G. Hopkins was listed in the most recent 
edition of "Who's Who in the Midwest." Dr. Hopkins has 
a clinic in Gideon, Missouri. 


Mr. and Mrs. William S. Barnard (Olive Clopton) live 
in Calexico, California. Mr. Barnard is in the Immigration 
Service on the border. 

E. C. ("Brute") Crow was named Senior Man of the 
Year by the Maryville Junior Chamber of Commerce. 

Evelyn Seedorf is a member of the faculty of the depart- 
ment of speech at Montana State University. Last summer 
one of the graduate students under her direction was Frank 
Brink, '41. 


Mrs. C. N. Porter (Alice Renegar), after several years of 
being "just a house-wife," has started teaching. She is a fifth 
grade teacher in Fern Creek, Kentucky, where her husband 
owns and operates a grocery store. 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Storey ( Anna Rowe Templin, '29 ) are 
moving from Maryville to Morristown, Tennessee, where Carl 
is manager of Proffitt's Store. 

Julia Terry Dickinson who lives in Empire, Michigan, is 
librarian at the nearby Leelanau Library Foundation. She 
also writes a weekly column for The Leelanau Enterprise. 


Mary Lovette Groover became librarian of a new suburban 
high school near Chattanooga, Tennessee, in November, 

Mrs. Wilbur Hopper ( Iva Babcock ) is teaching third 
grade in a school near Clinton, Tennessee. 

George II. Osborn, Jr. lives in Pennington, New Jersey. 
He lias been, since 1952, superintendent of the Hopewell 
Township Schools. 

Evelyn Roberts teaches at Salem College in Winston- 
Salem, North Carolina. 

Millard Tolliver, who was in Whitesburg, Kentucky, for 
several years, has moved to Jackson, and this year has been 
principal of Breathitt County High School. 

Mrs. George Wilson (Georgia Queen) is teaching third 
grade in Peoria, Arizona. 


Louise Cline Hollister is head of the information bureau 
ol the Miami, Florida, Chamber of Commerce. In her "spare 
time" she manufacturers coconut spathes. 

Rev. Clifton E. Moore was one of ten persons honored by 
the Southern California branch of the National Vocational 
Guidance Association with citations for distinguished contri- 
butions in the field of human relations. Mr. Moore's citation 
was for being a "trail-blazer in the development of religious 
and inspirational television and radio programs." 

Rev. William R. Stevenson is now pastor of the First 
Congregational Church in Twinsburg, Ohio. 

Floyd ( "Tiny" ) Waters visited the campus this winter. 
He was on his way to New Orleans, where he is teaching 
physics at Xavier University. 


Mr. and Mrs. Theron Alexander, Jr. (Marie Bailey) are 
now living in Panama City, Florida. 

Rev. and Mrs. George W. Hoglan (Nell Jo Knight, '34) 
are living in Wichita, Kansas, where he is pastor of St. 
Andrew's Presbyterian Church. 

Captain Samuel T. Waid is in Tokyo, Japan, where he is 
a laboratory officer with the 406th Medical General Labora- 

Rev. Rudolph Herr Wissler received the master's degree 
from New York University in October, 1954. 

Zula Trotter, who was in California for several years, 
has returned to Maryville and is teaching in Blount County. 


Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Alexander (Dorothy Bass, '38) are 
now living in Waynesville, North Carolina. 

Mrs. Walter L. Barksdale (Alma Whiffen) and her 
husband returned last fall after spending a year studying in 

Lillian Cassell Driskill and her husband and their two 
children are spending the first months of their furlough from 
their mission post in Japan with her parents in Baltimore, 

Mrs. Osborn C. Fentress (Helen Elizabeth Woodward) is 
living in Monroe, Louisiana. 

Mrs. George W. Gauggel ( Abby Higgins) is living in 
Honolulu, where her husband is assistant professor of music 
at the University of Hawaii. 

The 1955 Polio Poster Girl was five-year-old Mary 
Kosloski, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kosloski. 

Mrs. Wesley Kraay writes from West Africa that her 
husband was able to return to his work last fall after being 
in the States three months because of illness. 

William D. Morgan, Jr., is general manager of the Electro 
Manganese Corporation in Knoxville, with direct supervision 
Over plant operations and research work. 

Mrs. Charles F. Sporman (Anna Margaret Staples) lives 

in Home, Georgia, where her husband is a chemist with the 
Celanese Corporation of America. They have two children, 
a boy eleven and a girl six years old. 

Richard W. Meadows, ex '37, is now located in Mont- 
gomery, Alabama. 


Rev. Samuel lames Fleming is now pastor of the Presby- 
terian Church in New Millord, New Jersey. Mrs. Fleming 
will be remembered as Annie Lou Dill, '37. 

Paul H. Fox has been made president of Southern States 
Iron Roofing Company which has general offices in Savannah, 
Georgia. He had formerly been with Reynolds Metals Com- 
pany as Regional General Manager. 

Rev. Charles W. Holland, Jr., is now serving as pastor 
of Fountain Memorial Baptist Church in Washington, D. C. 
He was formerly in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Mrs. Lincoln M. Johnson (Grace Kerley) is teaching in 
the elementary school system of Birmingham, Michigan. 

David E. Maas, ex '38, has been named Acting Com- 
missioner of Trade by the Governor of the Virgin Islands. lit- 
is the first to head this special organization created in January. 
He was formerly Chairman of the Tourist Board in the Islands. 

Rev. Fred Bruce Morgan, who spent a number of years 
as a missionary in China and Thailand, is this year leaching 
in the department of Bible and religion at Wilson College. 
Chambcrsburg, Pennsylvania. 

Clifford R. Proctor, who is an attorney in Milwaukee. 
Wisconsin, has recently become an assistant counsel for the 
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. 


James William Bennett, Jr., received the Ph.D. degree 
from the University of Florida in December. He is associate 
professor of transportation at the University of Tennessee. 

Ann Elizabeth Biggs is head of the voice department of 
the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Dayton, Virginia. 
She has held this position for the past two years. 

Rev. Warren Corbett has recently been called to the First 
Presbyterian Church of Germantown, Pennsylvania, as minister 
of education. 

Rev. Henry L. Millison is now pastor of the Boule\ ard 
United Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, having moved 
from Greenville, Pennsylvania, where he had been since 1947. 

J. D. Hughes was promoted in April to the rank of Com- 
mander in the Navy. He is now air transportation officer for 
Air Transport Squadron 22, based at Norfolk, Virginia. The 
squadron is a part of Na\-y fleet logistics, operating across the 
North Atlantic to Africa and to the Caribbean as far south as 
Coco Solo in the Canal Zone. J. D. and Mrs. Hughes (Jean 
Campbell, ex '43) and their two children live in Norfolk. 

Rev. Eltlon L. Seamans has recently become pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He was 
formerly in New London, Iowa. 

Warner A. Stringer, Jr., was a visitor on the campus 
recently. He is district sales representative of the Electro- 
Motive Division of General Motors Corporation in Jacksonville. 
Florida. Mrs. Stringer is the former Barbara Ann Swift. '41. 

Mrs. Frank Hartsfield (Mary Clarke Caldwell, ex '41) is 
now living in Ocala, Florida, where her husband is field 
representative tor the John C. Winston Publishing Company. 

Dr. Mclvin J. Johnson, Jr., who has been in Chattanooga, 
Tennessee, is now located in Orlando, Florida. 


Virginia Stroebe Swanson is living in Jackson, Michigan, 
where her husband is assistant county agricultural agent for 
Michigan State College. They have two children, a four-year 
old boy, Brian Darnell, and a baby daughter. 

Hilton A. Wick was named Young Man of the Year by 
the Burlington, Vermont, Junior Chamber of Commerce. 


Lois King has returned to her mission station in Portuguese 
West Africa after a year's furlough. Enroute she spent two 
months studying in Portugal. 

Rev. and Mrs. Olson Pemberton (Jean Patterson) have 
returned to Brazil. Mr. Pemberton had served as an Army 
Chaplain for the past two years. 

Ted Pratt has recently returned from Geneva, Switzerland, 
where he has been with the World Council of Churches for 
the past two years. On March 1 he began work in his new 
position as Promotional Director of PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY, 
official monthly magazine of the Presbyterian Church, U.S. 

Robert W. Schwarzwalder is living in Union, New Jersey, 
and teaching art at South Orange Junior High School. 


Jean Lehman Dillcner writes that she and John ('48) 
have room for visitors at 3619 Weldon Drive, Chattanooga, 

Evelyn French is food supervisor for the Colonnade Com- 
pany in Newark, New Jersey. 

Samuel Mack Wilson received the Ph.D. degree in 
economics from the University of Pennsylvania in February. 
Dr. Wilson is a member of the Management faculty in the 
School of Business and Public Administration, Temple Univer- 
sity, Philadelphia. 


Laurel J. English is teaching second grade in Arcade, New 

Florence Cobillot is now living in Mt. Kisco, New York. 
She is doing public health nursing. 

Lois M. Yohe is managing dietitian at Memorial Hospital 
in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. 

Mrs. John E. Leonard (Jessie Fowler, ex '45) is now 
living in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, where her husband is a 
teacher in the high school. 


Mrs. Albert Crisp (Angell Kincaid) lives in Derita, North 
Carolina, and teaches first grade in the school there. 

Sibyl Tallent Haney is living in Maryville, where her 
husband owns and operates a drug store. 


Catherine Stout Beals has recently moved from Maryville 
to Memphis, Tennessee, where her husband has entered the 
University of Tennessee Medical School. 

Betty Congleton is teaching eighth grade in Lafayette 
Junior High School in Lexington, Kentucky. Next summer she 
will continue her work toward a doctorate in history at the 
University of Kentucky. 

Mrs. William F. Hoit (Annie Belle Gilliam) is now living 
in Waco, Texas. 

Rev. James Payson Martin has been called to the pastorate 
of the First Presbyterian Church of Bismarck, North Dakota, 
the largest Presbyterian Church in North Dakota. He was 
formerly in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Claude I. Shell, Jr., is associate professor of Business Ad- 
ministration at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute in Cookeville. 


Rev. Milford W. Castrodale, Jr., is now pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Perry, Oklahoma. 

Merrill H. Grubbs has recently been made manager of a 
new Sherwin-Williams Store in Hendersonville, North Carolina. 

Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. Donald B. Lehman (Jeanne Blanchard) 
are now living in San Diego, California. 

Mrs. William Tate (Virginia Peters, ex '48) lives in Los 
Angeles, California. 


Bev. and Mrs. James S. Black (Mildred Miller) have 
recently moved to Decatur, Illinois, where Mr. Black is Dean 
of the Chapel at James Millikin University. 

Mary Elizabeth Carver is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this 

Mrs. Victor Crotinger (Carolyn Scruggs) is now living in 
Paul's Valley, Oklahoma. 

Rev. Arthur R. Haaf became pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church of Colerain, Ohio, in March. 

Charles and June (Hood, '52) Huffman are in Austin, 
Texas, where both are doing graduate study at the University 
of Texas. 

Rev. and Mrs. John V. Moore ( Katherine Boyer) have 
been appointed as missionaries to Korea for the Presbyterian 
Church, U.S. They will leave for their mission station some- 
time this summer. 

Katherine Carpenter Reichard expects to move to Escanaba, 
Michigan, in June, where her husband will be pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church. At present they are on the staff 
of Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin. 

Carol L. Jones is now Mrs. William G. Swaim, Jr., and is 
living in Brigantine, New Jersey. 

Mrs. Florian J. Ragaz ( Margaret Ledbetter, ex '49 ) is 
now living in Marion, North Carolina. 


Sue Althouse, who had expected to go to India under the 
Foreign Missions Board, Presbyterian Church, USA, was not 
allowed a visa. This winter she has been taking courses at 
Columbia University while awaiting another appointment. She 
now expects to go to Japan. 

Howard and Wilma (Davis) Cameron are in Brussells, 
Belgium, where they are engaged in language study in prepara- 
tion for mission work in the Belgian Congo, Africa. 

William H. Chalker is doing graduate study in theology at 
Duke University. 

Walter B. Chambers, Jr., is on the faculty of St. Andrews 
School in St. Andrews, Tennessee. 

Anne T. Cress is now Mrs. Hugh L. Babb and lives in 
Tacoma, Washington. 

Bob and Betty (Field, ex '50) Eastman are in Ixtapa. 
Chiapas, Mexico. They are in Jungle Camp, training for 
service with the Wycliffe Bible Translators. 

Charles F. Kceler is office manager of an appliance firm 
in Asheville, North Carolina. 

Rev. and Mrs. Frank G. Ladner (Una Jordan, '48) are 
now living in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where Frank is pastor of 
the newly organized West End Presbyterian Church. 

Ben Sheldon writes that his work in the American Presby- 
terian Mission in Seoul, Korea, includes rural evangelism and 
work with the Youth Movement of the Presbyterian Church of 
Korea, in addition to language study. 

Orval Wintermute was graduated from McCormick Semi- 
nary last spring and is doing graduate work at Johns Hopkins 
University this year. 


Rev. and Mrs. Paul 1). Woodbury, Jr., (Minnie Highsmith, 
'51 ) arc living in Saxonville, Massachusetts. Paul was gradu- 
ated Iron) Western Theological Seminary in May, 1954, and 
is now pastor of the First Methodist Church in Saxonville. 

Alan Kigcr, ex '50, is out of the Navy and is attending 
a veterinary college in Manhattan, Kansas. 

Ruth Humes Folta and her husband have been appointed 

as missionaries to Korea by the Presbyterian Church, U. S. 
Ruth will be a medical missionary while her husband will do 
evangelistic work. They are now in Belle Haven, Virginia, 
where Mr. Folta is pastor of the Presbyterian Church. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce de Nagy (Doris Holt, '53) are living 
in Tacoma, Washington. Bruce is an information specialist 
in the United States Air Force, stationed at McChord Air 
Force Base. 

Donald de Nagy is a chaplain's assistant in the United 
States Air Force. He is in Greenland for a year, and Delores 
(Green, '50) is living in Binghamton, New York. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. William Holt (Irene Launitz,, ex "52) 
are living in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Bill is office manager 
of Parker and Company, Insurance Brokers, in Philadelphia. 

Carolyn Balch Milligan is in Sydney, Australia, where her 
husband is working in the University. 

Mrs. Lee Morgan, Jr. ( Frances Pauline Barr ) lives in 
Waverly, Ohio. 

Mrs. Albert Singer ( Lula Hudson ) is living in North 
Wales, Pennsylvania. Her husband is an electrical engineer 
associated with Bethlehem Steel Corporation. 

James P. Thurston finished his term of service with the 
Navy in March. He and his wife ( Betty Hyman, ex '53 ) 
visited the campus on their way from California to Florida. 

William D. Varker was graduated from Union Theological 
Seminary, in Richmond, Virginia, last spring, and has been 
studying at the University of Edinburgh this year. He has 
accepted a call to a pastorate in Culpcper, Virginia. 

James F. Ewing, III, ex '51, is with an advertising firm, 
Ketchum, MacLeod and Grove, in Pittsburgh. 


Bill Deihl is teaching at Southeastern Louisiana Institute 
in Lafayette, Louisiana. 

Louise Packard Fenimore is living in Moorestown, New 
Jersey, where her husband is an electrical technician at the 
R.C.A. research plant. She has completed requirements for a 
master's degree in religious education at the Biblical Seminary 
in New York. 

Thomas L. Jones has been awarded the Olof Anderson 
Memorial Fellowship at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, 
where he is a senior. The fellowship provides for graduate 

Lawrence Major is doing graduate work at the University 
of Tennessee this year. 

Richard A. Newman, who is in his senior year at Union 
Theological Seminary in New York, is on the staff of the West 
End Collegiate Church. 

Newell Witherspoon was awarded the Master of Arts 
degree by Vanderbilt University in December. 


Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kerr ( Lesta Merrick ) are living in 
San Diego, California. Dick is an ensign in the Navy. 

George Kipp was commissioned an ensign in the United 
States Navy at Corpus Christi, Texas, in February. I le also 
received his wings as a co-pilot and navigator of the multiple 
engine seaplane. He is now stationed in Bermuda. 

Herschel Mosier, a student at McCormick Seminary, is 

doing field work at the Central Presbyterian Church in Chicago. 

Mrs. R. C. Neary, Jr. (Sue White) is living in Manasc|uan. 
New Jersey. She has recently joined the Monmouth Players, 
an amateur theatrical group. 

Shirley Atwell Marble's husband has finished his term of 
service with the United States Air Force, and they have bought 
a home in Syracuse, New York. 

Claire Hoffman ex '53, who went to France last year on 
a Fulbrighl scholarship, has remained there after finishing her 
year of study and is working with the English edition of the 
French magazine REALITIES. She hopes to study in Germany 
next year. 

Pfe. George Caldwell left the States early in March for 
Bremerhaven, Germany. He expects to be in Europe for the 
next two years. 

Edna Mae Stout is taking some courses at the Vanderbilt 
University School of Religion. She is also doing group work at 
the Salvation Army Community Center. 


A — Advertise Maryville constantly in your church and in your 

B — Buy a share in Maryville's future with a Buck-of-the- 
Month Club membership 

C — Cooperate closely with your fellow Alumni and the Alumni 
office by supplying names of prospective 
students, furnishing corrections of alumni 
addresses, and making helpful suggestions 
to further the cause of Maryville — your 


Olivia Lattof, '39, to Dr. Erich W. Bethmann, August 7, 

1954, in Long Island, New York. 

Ruth Meineke, '44, to Clifford J. Behrmann, October, 1954. 
Florence {Catherine Housch, '48, to William Ward Luke- 
man, November 6, 1954, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. 

Martha Kincaid, '50, to Henry Parkman Homans, April 2, 

1955, in New York City. 

Faye Robinson, '50, to Russell Gordon Doyle, in June, 

Rev. Benjamin E. Sheldon, '50, to Amy Irene TeSelle, 
December 23, 1954, in Seoul, Korea. 

Lula May Hudson, '51, to Albert Pierson Singer. December 
20, 1954, in Maryville. 

Sara Jean Davis, '52, to Henry D. Jordan, November 25, 
1954, in Maryville. 

Louise Elizabeth Packard. '52, to Henry Haines Fenimore. 
Jr., January 29, 1955, in Hammonton. New Jersey. 

Joan Duerig, '53, to James Watt, '51, June 19, 1954. in 
New Philadelphia, Ohio. 

Sally Ann Kotz. '53, to Roger Albert Ewing, November 
20. 1954, in Knoxville. 

Mary Evelyn Layton, '53, to Aristotle Roussos, October 
30, 1954. 


Robert Allen Mizelle, '53, to Beth Louise Chamberlin, 
ex '55, January 1, 1955, in Sioux City, Iowa. 

Mary Sue Munson, '53, to Robert Woodruff Brehme, 
October 22, 1954, in Falls Church, Virginia. 

Barbara Anne Scott, '53, to Richard E. Patton, '53, 
December 28, 1954, in Wilmington, North Carolina. 

Margaret Helen Drinnen, '54, to John Russell Renaker, 
December 18, 1954, in Maryville. 

Marie L. Richards, '53, to John Turner Glanville, ex '55, 
December 26, 1954, in Manasquan, New Jersey. 

Wilma Trumbull, '54, to William O. Baldwin, '54, Novem- 
ber 25, 1954, in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. 

Ralph Lee Petree, '55, to Dorothy Bumgarner, January 1, 
1955 in Maryville. 

Natalie Prinzing, '55, to Roderick McMillan, '54, December 
28, 1954, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 


Edward E. Wrinkle, Prep. '82, died March 31, 1955, at 
his home in Knoxville. He was ninety-one years of age. Mr. 
Wrinkle had been retired for only four years. His hobby was 
carving birds from blocks of native wood, and several years 
ago he presented a large case of specimens of his work to the 
College museum. 

Minta Duncan (Mrs. John L. ) Hackney, Prep. '85, died 
January 20, 1955, at a hospital in Knoxville, at the age of 
eighty-eight. A native of Friendsville, Tennessee, she had 
made her home for the past eleven years in Maryville, with 
her sister, Mrs. Annis Duncan Beals, '92. 

Dr. William Thaw Bartlett, '01, died November 27, 1954, 
in a Knoxville hospital, where he had been since fracturing a 
hip in a fall a week before. Dr. Bartlett was the son of Peter 
Mason Bartlett, third president of Maryville College. He had 
retired from the ministry a number of years ago and made his 
home in Maryville. He was honored with the Doctor of 
Divinity degree by his alma mater in 1916. He is survived by 
his wife. 

Stella Stoffell (Mrs. Robert S.) McCampbell, ex '01, died 
December 11, 1954, at a hospital in Knoxville. She is survived 
hv her husband, a daughter and two sons. 

Emma Waller, '08, died January 28, 1955, in the Blount 
Memorial Hospital in Maryville. She had been acutely ill for 
only a few days, although she had been a semi-invalid for many 
years. Miss Waller was a daughter of the late Elmer B. 
Waller, Dean of Students and professor of mathematics at 
Maryville College from 1891-1913. She is survived by a sister, 
Mrs. Harry Gauding (Jane Waller, '22). 

Rev. Thomas H. Mitchell, '15, died December 8, 1954, at 
his home in Cary, North Carolina. He is survived by his wife, 
the former Esther Kell, who was a special student at Maryville 
in 1913-14, two sons, and a sister, Lily Elma Mitchell, '16. 
George T. Lidde.ll, ex '16, died suddenly December 15, 
1954, in Washington, D. C, where he had been an attorney 
for many years. Two of his daughters attended Maryville, 
Katherine, ex '44, and Joan, '47 ( Mrs. Thomas Parkinson ) . 

Cerena Polk ( Mrs. Nathan H. ) Yelton, '20, died February 
14, 1955, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina. A 
native of Tennessee, she had lived in North Carolina since 
1922. She was a teacher in Bakersville, and in Raleigh, having 
retired in 1949. She is survived by her husband, Nathan H. 
Yelton, ex '27, a daughter, Mrs. Robert Morton ( Natalie Yelton, 
'43), a sister, Mrs. Holden Edwards (Lillian Polk, '31), and 
two brothers, Robert Polk and William S. Polk, both of whom 
attended the preparatory department. 

Roger Price Williams, ex '26, died March 9, 1955, in 
Knoxville, after a short illness. He was fifty-three years old. 
An athlete when in College, he was later a professional base- 
ball player. He had held a number of responsible positions 
with the state of Tennessee. At the time of his death he was 
a safety engineer with Maxon Construction Company at Oak 

John Rhea McCall, ex '31, died in March, 1955 at 
Veteran's Hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee. He had been 
ill for two years. He is survived by his wife, five brothers and 
two sisters, Dr. R. A. McCall, '2.3, Earl McCall, '28, N. S. 
McCall, ex '17, Edgar McCall, Prep. '11, Ben McCall, Prep. TO, 
Mrs. Walter Murray (Stella McCall, '22) and Mrs. W. G. 
Henry (Margaret McCall, Prep. '07). 

Mattie Trotter, '37, died December 7, 1954, in Blount 
Memorial Hospital in Maryville, after a long illness. She had 
been a teacher in the Maryville elementary schools for thirteen 
years. She is survived by her mother, a brother, and a sister, 
Zula K. Trotter, '36. 

Gerald H. Beaver, '42, died April 27, 1953, at McGuire 
Veteran's Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. The Alumni Office 
received this information in November, 1954. 

Charles Lee Lichlyter, ex '54, died February 12, 1955, in 
Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville. He is survived by 
his parents and one brother. 

Ross L. Bisher, ex '55, died on June 8, 1954. Ross left 
Maryville in the second semester of his freshman year because 
of illness, but recovered from that attack and was attending 
Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, near his home. 


Mr. and Mrs. William H. Mattesheard ( Delores Burchette, 
'35), a daughter, Margaret Mae, January 22, 1955. 

Mr. and Mrs. George W. Gauggel (Abby Higgins, '37), 
their sixth child, a son, Donald Frederick, October 3, 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Meares, '37 (Lucille Goyne, ex'41), 
their fourth child, a son, Mark Moore, February 22, 1955. 

Mr. and Mrs. William D. Morgan, '37. their third child, a 
son, Glenn Alan. July 22, 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. John March (Edith Pierce, '38), their third 
child, a daughter, Julia Louise, February 4, 1955. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Paul Trulious ( Mary Kate Anderson, 
'38), their second child, a daughter, Barbara Kate, January 18, 


Mr. and Mrs. William Earl Kolbe (Mae Burns, '40), their 
first child, a daughter, Alice Ann, October 24, 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cragan, '41 (Mary Dardcn, '41), 
their second child, a daughter, Janet Darden, December 7, 

Rev. and Mrs. Philip O. Evaul, '41 (Margaret Cloud, '39). 
their sixth child, a son, Philip Dudley, October 20, 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. McMillan (Elizabeth Moore, 
'41), their second child, a son, Kirk Barry, April 6, 1955. 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Taylor, '41 (Barbara Anderson, 
'40), their third child, a son, William Ernest, November 5, 

Mr. and Mrs. Julius M. Nicely, Jr., '41, their second child, 
a son, Alan Ross, March 19, 1955. 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert H Kitchen (Betty Lee Pettry, '42), 
their third child, a daughter, Margaret Sue, March 22, 1955. 

Dr. and Mrs. Quentin Myers, '42 ( Elizabeth Ann 
Huddleston, '41), their second child, a daughter, Susan 
Patricia, March 6, 1955. 


Mr. .ind Mrs. Freeman Ragain (Rachel McCall, '42) their 
third child, a daughter, Teresa Joan, December 8, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. Victor A. Shoemaker (Ina Jussely, '42), 
their first child, a son, Victor Alphonso, III, November 20, 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Swanson (Virginia Stroebe, '42) 
their second child, a daughter, Shelley Lynn, January 30. 1955. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Lambs (Edith Monroe, '43), 
their third child, a daughter, Ruth Rorcx, April, 1955. 

Rev. and Mrs. Hal B. Lloyd, '43, their second child, a 
daughter, Anna {Catherine, November 13, 1954. 

Rev. and Mrs. Olson Pemberton, Jr., '43 (Jean Patterson, 
'43), their fourth child, a daughter, Jean Gertrude, December 
16, 1954, in Brazil. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Pratt, '43, their third child, Kathleen 
Marion, October 21, 1954. in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Rev. and Mrs. Stanton R. Wilson (Marion Stout, '44), 
their second child, a son, James Stout, September 24, 1954, in 

Mr. and Mrs. John E. Leonard (Jessie Fowler, ex '45) 
their third child, a son, James Robert, August 18, 19.54. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Rosenfeld ( Ethel Hanners Beall, 
'45), their fourth child, a son, Jerome Peter, October 19, 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. Luther Haney (Sibyl Tallent Haney, '46), 
their third child, a daughter, Carol, October 1, 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Huddleston (Betty Jo Lane, ex '46), 
an adopted son, David Lane, born July 12, 1954, and adopted 
December 8, 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Widner (Nelle Ousley, '46), their 
second child, a daughter, Elizabeth Jonelle, October 1, 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Engel (Barbara Trotter, ex '47), their 
third child, a daughter, Julia Alice, January 3, 1955. 

Rev. and Mrs. William R. Grosh '47 ( Frances Harris 
Grosh, '44), their third child, a son, Lawrence William, Novem- 
ber 20, 1954, in Oahu, Hawaii. 

Rev. and Mrs. James P. Martin, '47, their second child, a 
daughter, Linda Alice, April 28, 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Moroney (Helen Wilhoit, ex '47), 
their first child, a daughter, January 3, 1955. 

Mr. and Mrs. Claude I. Shell, Jr., '47, their first child, a 
daughter, Barbara Jane, December 22, 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Carp (Rella Anderson, '48) their 
second child, a daughter, Susan Marie, March 21, 1955. 

Rev. and Mrs. Milford W. Castrodale, '48 (Emily Martenis, 
ex '51), their first child, a daughter, Anne, September 9, 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Deep (Elsie Onifer, '48), a son, 
February 1, 1955. 

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Dillener, '48 (Jean Lehman, '44), 
their third child, a daughter, Jerril Anne, November 24. 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Engel, '48 (Marian Lewis, '48) their 
fourth child, a daughter, Deborah Louise, December 2, 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. Melville H. Gaughan, '48, their fourth child, 
a son, James Steven, January 29, 1955. 

Mr. and Mrs. James E. McCracken (Merle Henderson, 
'48), their second child, a daughter, Marian Kay, October 25. 

Rev. and Mrs. Scott MeClure, '48 (Margaret Messer 
McClure, '45 ) their fourth child, a daughter, Marian, November 
1. 1954. 

Rev. and Mrs. Carl Murray. '48 (Ernestine Harrison, 
ex '47), their third child, a son, Mark Wilson, March 12, 1955. 

Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Roper, Jr. (Elizabeth Crawford. '48), 
their first child, a daughter, Janet Elizabeth, December 7, 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Scruggs '48 ( Margaret Cross, 
'46), their third child, a son, Robert Cross, January 11. 1955. 

Mr. ami Mrs. Robert W'ilsm, (Gelolc Kell, '48), an 
adopted son, Kedron Kell, born June 10, 1954, and adopted 
Augusl 18, 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. Loring R. Cook (Georgia Cordle, '49), tlnir 
first child, a daughter, Alisa Dawn, October 26, 1954. 

Rev, and Mrs. Allie A. Clayton, '49 (Bernell Crowder, 
'48), their second child, a son. Akin Anderson, March 9. 1955. 

Mr. and Mrs. James IS. M. Frost, '49, their second child 
a son, David Learned, November 25, 1954. 

Dr. and Mrs. David P. Ilostettler, '49, their fourth child, 
a daughter, Ann Lorraine, September 6, 1951. 

Mr. and Mrs. William B. lloudesliel, '49, their first child 
a daughter, Linda, August 9, 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Phillips, '49 (Virginia Garrett, 
ex '46), an adopted son, Daniel Chester, born November 20, 

1954, and adopted January 12, 1955. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boring, '50 (Alice Davenport, '50), 
their second child, a son, Robert Neal, September 10, 1954. 

Rev. and Mrs. Howard D. Cameron, '50 (Wilma Davis, 
'50), their first child, a son, Jonathan Mark, February 28, 

1955, in Brussels, Belgium. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Flaherty (Mary Watt, '50), their first 
child, a daughter, Pauline Anna, October 31, 1954, in Tokyo. 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Alan Kiger, ex '50, their second child, 
a son, October 5, 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. George T. McMahon, '50, their first child, 
a son, Kenneth King, in January, 1955. 

Rev. and Mrs. Paul McNiel, '50 ( Kathcrine Blackburn. 
'52), their first child, a son, Allan George, January 19. 1955. 

Dr. and Mrs. Charles C. Mabry, '50 (Barbara Blum, '52), 
their first child, a son, Michael Edward, November 20, 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Packard, '50, their first child, a 
son, Brian David, November 7, 1954. 

Rev. and Mrs. John S. Baird, '51 (Mary Elizabeth 
Hammelman, ex '51), a son, Richard Hammelman, July 13. 

Mr. and Mrs. William Holt, '51 (Irene Launitz. e\ '52), 
their second child, a daughter, Helen Alexandria, October 27. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce de Nagy, '51 (Doris Holt, '53), 
their first child, a son, David 3ruce, November 5, 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. Donald de Nagy, '51 (Dolores Green, '50), 
their first child, a daughter, Deborah Elaine, October 8, 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Stanley Smathers, ex '51 (Ruth Helen 
Bird, '50), their second child, a son, David Bird, February 4. 

Dr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Elwood (Bcttie Carroll, ex '52), 
their first child, a son, Brian Douglas, October 29, 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Jones, '52, their first child, a 
daughter, Ann Laird, February 23, 1955. 

Mr. and Mrs. George P. Gillespie (Phyllis West, '53), 
their first child, a son. David Noel, December 30. 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Anderson, '54. their first child, 
a son, March 10, 1955. 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Lunsford, Jr. ( Johnic Griffitts. 
'54), their first child, a son. Charles Henry. October 13, 1954. 
Mr. and Mrs. Ben llargis, (Ruth Sexton, ex .55), their first 
i liiKI. a daughter, Bennie Land, November 27, 1954. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Shear (Beverly Kingston. c\ '55), 
their first child, a daughter, Deborah Lynn, January 17. 1955. 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert S. Hover, ex '56 ( Emily Smith, ex '5 I 
their first child, a son. Albert Mark. January 4, 1955. 


The Maryville College Vesper Choir, which is rapidly 
attaining national prominence as a first magnitude choral 
group, recently began an ambitious spring concert schedule 
with a series of church appearances in the Knoxville area. On 
April 3, the Choir sang at the First Presbyterian Church of 
Oak Ridge and at Graystone Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. 
On the 17th, they appeared in Harriman and at Rockwood. 

The annual Home Concert will be given in the Samuel 
Tyndale Wilson Chapel on Sunday, May 8. 

Immediately after Commencement exercises are over, the 
choir will begin a concert tour covering sixteen cities in five 
states, with a total travel schedule of nearly twenty-five 
hundred miles. Dr. F. A. Griffitts, who has been business 
manager of the choir for the past five years, will again ac- 
company the group on the spring tour this year. 

The Choir sang over TV Station WATE, Knoxville, on 
Sunday, March 20, and has been heard via recordings on the 
NBS National Radio Pulpit on several occasions this year. 
Recordings of The Peaceable Kingdom were made by the Choir 

The Choir is again under the direction of Professor Harry 
Harter, of the Department of Fine Arts. He has been on 
the campus since 1947, and has been active in many phases 
of college work. He directs the annual performance of the 
Messiah, established the Madrigal Singers, and organized the 
opera workshop. This in addition to long daily stints with 
the Choir! 

The itinerary of the Choir tour through the Northeast is 
as follows: 

May 17 — Abington, Penna. 

18 — Morristown, N. J. 

19 - Roselle, N. J. 

20 - New York, N. Y. 

21 - Trenton, N. J. 

22 - Philadelphia, Penna. 

23 - Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

24 — Irvington, N. J. 

25 — Darby, Penna. 

26 - Audubon, N. J. 

27 — Wayne, Penna. 

28 - Washington, D. C. 

29 - Washington, D. C. 
29 - Falls Church, Va. 

29 - Hyattsville, Md. 

30 - Toms River, N. J. 

Alumni are cordially invited to support the Choir on the 
tour by not only being present but bringing others with them. 
This is one way in which you can heed Mr. Best's injunction 
to "keep in touch with headquarters."