MaryvMe College BULLETIN VIEW OF SAMUEL TYNDALE WILSON CHAPEL APRIL 1957 ALUMNI ISSUE 1957 COMMENCEMENT Friday, May 17 8:30 p. m. — Commencement Play — "Medea." Saturday, May 18 8:00 a. m. — Senior Class Chapel Service. 12:00 noon — Class luncheons as arranged. 4:00 p. m. — Annual Alumni Association Meeting. 7:00 p. m. — Annual Alumni Dinner. 9:45 p. m. — Band Concert. Sunday, May 19 10:30 a. m. — Baccalaureate Service — Sermon by President Lloyd. 4:00 p. m. — Senior Music Hour. 7:00 p. m. — Commencement Vespers — Sermon by Bev. Roy Samuel Buffat, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Centralia, Illinois. Monday, May 20 8:00 a. in. — Chapel Service — Distribution of Prizes. 8:30 p. m. — Commencement Play — "Medea." Tuesday, May 21 8:00 a. m. — Chapel Service — Music Program. 3:00 p. m.-5:00 p. in. — Reception for Alumni, Seniors, Parents of Students, Faculty, and other Guests, by President and Mrs. Lloyd at Morningside. 8:30 p. m. — Commencement Play — "Medea." Wednesday, May 22 10:30 a. in. — Graduation Exercises — Address by Rev. Dr. Robert W. Gibson, President of Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois, and Moderator of the General As- sembly of the United Presbyterian Church of North America. FOUNDERS AND HOMECOMING DAY - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1957 OFFICERS OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 1956-1957 President Edwin A. Shelley, '31 Vice President Roy D. Crawford, '43 Executive Board Class of 1957: Henry A. Callaway, ex '17: E. C. Crow, '30; Mrs. William R. Graham (Eleanore Pflanze), '36. Area Members: West Central, Louis Blair, '32, Cedar Bapids Iowa. Northeast, Donald Briggs, '33, Freeport, Long Island, N. Y. Class of 1958: Mrs. Don Moore (Janice Clemens), '55; Mrs. L. C. Olin (Bessie Henry), '20; Al W. Dockter, '47. Area Members: Southeast, Mrs. Mary Kate Duskin (Lewis), '20, Atlanta, Georgia. East Central, George Callahan, '20, Waukegan, Illinois. Class of 1959: Commodore Fisher, '16; Mrs. Edward Lyle (Edna McCamy), '29; Andrew L. Alexander, '34. Area Members: Mid- Atlantic, Edward Brubaker, '38, Philadelphia, Pa. West Coast, Bev. Lester Bond, '15, San Diego, California. MARYVILLE COLLEGE BULLETIN Published by Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee Ralph Waldo Lloyd, President Vol. LV April, 1957 No. 4 Published quarterly by Maryville College. Entered May 24, 1904, qt Maryville, Tennessee, as second- class mail matter. Acceptance for mailing at special -rate of postage provided for in Section 1103, Act o( October 3, 1917, authorized February 10, 1919. Edwin A. Shelley, '31 President, Maryville College Alumni Association Dear Fellow Alumni: This year's experience working with the Alumni Association has been enlightening, interesting, and most rewarding. It really hasn't been much work, and I thank you for the opportunity it has afforded to become acquainted with the Maryville College of today. An educational institution is never static. It is always in a state of change. Oldsters are retiring; the middle-young are adding to their academic background and accomplishment. Younger men and women are joining with enthusiasm and ambition; and at various levels new people come in to contribute their experience, their skills, and know-how. Teaching means much more than merely offering lectures and recitations and laboratory periods. It calls for a strong demonstration of the spirit of investigation, of "frontier pushing" and professional development. Leadership requires much more than proficiency in the use of formulas. Students must be helped to become leaders of society in the fullest sense. Because progress and change are the order of the day an institution like Maryville must be responsive to these changes — in fact must give birth to many of the new ideas of the future. These changes and ideas come from the faculty, indi- vidually and collectively. To maintain such standards and to possess a faculty capable of doing so is the problem of every college. Devotion to duty and love of teaching are not enough to hold a faculty together. They merit more support. The Alumni must be the base upon which that support is built. I believe that our association is at a high point in its enthusiasm to serve the college. I know that individually we have a genuine pride in the school and a sincere sense of obligation for the Christian values we acquired when we were students. I believe that the college administration recognizes that the loyalty of the Alumni and the effec- tiveness of their organization are necessary to the healthy growth of the college. Working together we can look forward to a continuing future of Christian accomplishment. Sincerely, E. A. SHELLEY. Page Three President Lloyd's Page Dear Friends: 1. Commencement is approaching rapidly as this is written. Everywhere are the annual campus signs of it — Easter, Comprehensive Examinations, Dogwood trees in bloom, Azaleas at the President's home (Morningside) in riotous color, baseball, High School Day, student elec- tions, advance registration for the fall, orders for senior invitations, and all the other familiar activities of the season. Elsewhere in this publication is the Commence- ment Schedule. We hope many alumni can come for some or all of it. I shall be giving the Baccalaureate Sermon as usual on Sunday, May 19, and the guest speaker on Com- mencement Day (May 22) will be President Robert W. Gibson of Monmouth College, Illinois, Moderator of the General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church of North America. 2. Class reunions afford very special opportunities to class members. It is interesting also to us who are on the faculty and staff to see many whom we knew as students and others of earlier classes whom we have known in other ways or of whom we have heard. This year's Fifty Year Class ('07) graduated before my student days but some of its members I know. The Twenty- Five Year Class ('32) was the second to whom I awarded diplomas. The number of "my" classes is now twenty- six, "going on twenty-seven." It is good to see their members back on the campus at any time — Commence- ment, Homecoming, and otherwise. 3. Church Union is prominently in my thoughts and those of many others throughout the nation these days. Vote on The Plan of Union sent down to the presbyteries by the 1956 General Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church in the USA and the United Presbyterian Church of North America is now nearing completion. The Pres- byteries of the former Church have approved the Plan. Of the United Presbyterian presbyteries four-fifths have now voted, with enough in the affirmative to indicate rather certainly that the union will go through. As Chairman of the Commission representing the Presby- terian Church in writing and promoting the Plan, I am especially pleased to have as our Commencement speaker this particular year, Dr. Robert W. Gibson, who is Chair- man of the United Presbyterian Commission, as well as the current Moderator of the General Assembly. The Faculty and Directors plan to make him an honorary alumnus of Maryville College. 4. The Presbyterian, USA, General Assembly meets this year unfortunately on the very days of our Com- mencement program (May 16-22). I shall be almost commuting between Omaha and Maryville. I must go on May 13 to Omaha for a three-day meeting of the General Council, returning to the College for Alumni Day and Baccalaureate; then back to Omaha for ex- tended reports to General Assembly on Monday, May 20; and finally return to Maryville again in time for Com- mencement on Wednesday, May 22. As all Maryville alumni know, the present Moderator of our General Assembly is David W. Proffitt, '16, of Maryville. He will give the annual moderator's sermon at the opening service of this year's Assembly and preside until his successor is elected later that day. 5. The Long-Range Planning Committee appointed by the Directors of the College at their Fall Meeting was reported to all alumni in my special communication of April 15 transmitting to you a request for certain information which I hope you will send us as early as possible. In my communication I gave the names of the Committee and a brief statement of purpose. The full Committee has now had two meetings of two days each— December 21-22, 1956, and April 12-13, 1957. The next meeting is tentatively set for June 21-22, 1957. Members of the Committee are taking their responsi- bilities seriously, and sub-committees are at work on various studies and plans. I think all of this promises much for the future of the College. 6. The Board of Directors meets this spring on a new schedule. From time immemorial the Spring Meet- ing, which formerly was the only meeting, has been held on Commencement Day. But because of the in- escapable difficulty of finding time that day for deliber- ate attention to business, it was decided to try an earlier time. The dates set for this year are May 6-7, 1957. Between the semi-annual meetings of the Board, the Committee on Administration meets from time to time on call, and the Committee on Finance meets monthly. 7. What we need most as a College was summed up rather neatly in three words the other day by an officer of another institution. His three words were: "Freshmen, funds, and friends." May I lay those needs on the minds of every Maryville alumnus. Our freshman class enrollment is still not (or was not last year) back up to the 300 for which we have found our facili- ties adequate; but even if it were, the more applicants we have the higher qualified freshmen we can select. Inflation and our expanding program make the needs for funds constant and ever larger. And, of course, Maryville College would never have been at all except for its friends, and can never fulfill its mission except through the loyalty and generous interest of an increas- ing number of friends. Sincerely yours, /C^DutdLc -r^u^jA^ President Pane Four Commencement Week-End ~ 1957 At the meeting of the Executive Board of the Alumni As- sociation last month, there was a lengthy discussion of plans for the annual Alumni Dinner on Saturday, May 18. It was decided to adopt in general the pattern which proved so successful at Homecoming last fall, with a full program for the entire day. The first event will be the annual Senior Class Chapel at 8 o'clock on Saturday morning. This service is usually a mixture of sadness and sentimentality, with a touch of high jinks and humor thrown in for good measure. Quite a few alumni attend each year — it's a good way to start the day and incidentally to get acquainted with the 19.57 version of the Maryville collegian. Registration will take place in the foyer of the Chapel- Theatre during the balance of the morning. This is always a golden opportunity to meet old classmates and loosen the torrent of memories and half-forgotten yarns of the good old days. To assist you in your nostalgic efforts, there will be an exhibit of old pictures of the teams, annuals, and sundry other relics of a by-gone era. At one o'clock, there will be a general alumni luncheon for those not involved in any of the regularly scheduled re- union affairs. Plans are already well under way for the re- union of the 50-year, the 2.5-year, and the 10-year classes. Perhaps by the time you receive this issue of the Alumni Bulletin, you will have read in the April Scotty-Cram of plans for other reunion classes. At three p. m. on the campus near Thaw Hall, there will be an informal reception for alumni. The officers of the Alumni Association will be there to greet you. Last fall at COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER Dr. Robert W. Gibson President of Monmouth College, Illinois Moderator of the General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church of North America the Open House in Pearsons, there were more than two hun- dred present. We ought to top this figure easily. A brand new feature which it is hoped you will support will be a meeting of the Alumni Association in the Music Hall of the Fine Arts Center at four o'clock. The idea of this meeting is to eliminate a time-consuming factor at the traditional alumni dinner and to establish a precedent which has genuine possi- bilities. Alumni interest has been growing steadily, and enough should be interested in such a meeting to insure good attendance and support. One of the important items on the agenda will be the election of new officers of the Alumni Association. A nomi- nating committee which will present a slate for next year has been appointed by Ed Shelley and consists of the fol- lowing members: Arnold Kramer ('40), chairman; Andrew Alexander ('34), and Mrs. Roy Laughmillei (Polly Park, ('43). The alumni dinner will be held as usual in Pearsons at seven o'clock. Joe C. Gamble, chairman of the Board of Directors of Maryville College, will sketch the chief objectives of the Long Range Planning Committee. You have already received a brief introduction to this in the questionnaire mailed recently to all alumni. We hope that you will be present on the 18th and that you will make a real week end of it by remaining for the entire schedule of events. An exceptional Commencement Play and the colorful pageantry of the Baccalaureate service and the Graduation exercises will make the 1957 Commence- ment week end a memorable one. Page Five THE CAMPAIGN FOR AID TO EDUCATION HONORARY DEGREES For a two-year period beginning in April, 1957, the Advertising Council of America, which carried out such cam- paigns as "The life you save" and "Go to church," will launch a nation-wide campaign in behalf of higher education in the United States. The object will be to make the American people aware of the vital importance of higher education and to draw attention to the needs and specific problems of higher education. Sponsored by the Council for Financial Aid to Education, the campaign will utilize all mass media of communication and will call upon educators, civic leaders, and business men to assist in the effort. Complete cooperation from business and industry, radio and TV, newspapers and periodicals is expected. The theme of the campaign will be: In this free country, those who lead are those who know. The specific task of the Council for Financial Aid to Edu- cation and the Advertising Council is to create a generally favorable climate of opinion for higher education. Individual colleges will have to tell their own story by themselves. How much benefit any particular college will derive will depend upon how much advantage is taken of the general cam- paign and how diligently the college administration, faculty, and alumni apply themselves to the effort. Against this gigantic multi-million dollar backdrop, col- leges and universities, already faced with the problem of the highly publicized tidal wave of students which is anticipated within the next few years, will have an opportunity to enlist public support for plant expansion, increased compensation for faculty, and other immediate needs. In terms of specifics, here are some of the projects planned by the National Advertising Council: ( 1 ) The launching of a national advertising program in leading magazines, beginning early in April and continuing for two years or more. (2) Furnishing free of charge advertising copy for dis- play ads of various sizes, including mats. (3) Supplying all colleges, and nearly 10,000 newspapers with special advertising kits, containing sample ads, etc. (4) Making available to the general public a booklet called "Higher Education," which will be mentioned in all Council-sponsored general advertising and may be obtained by writing to the Council Headquarters in New York City. (5) Distributing approximately 90,000 three-color Car Cards to transportation firms, bus companies, etc. The Advertising Council campaign is a challenge to all of us to "make hay" in soliciting financial aid and should stimulate among our alumni a greater degree of interest in the general program of the College. At the Founders Day Service on October 13, 1956, the honorary degree of LL.D. was conferred upon David Wilson Proffitt (Class of '16), Maryville, Tennessee, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the USA. It has been announced that upon recommendation of the President and Faculty, the Directors have voted to confer honorary degrees at the 1957 Commencement upon the fol- lowing persons: President Robert W. Gibson, Monmouth College, Mon- mouth, Illinois, Moderator of the General Assembly, United Presbyterian Church of North America. Mr. Theodore Schaefer, Organist and Choir Director, National Presbyterian Church, Washington, D. C. Rev. Roy Samuel Buff at (Class of '23), Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Centralia, Illinois, and Moderator of the Synod of Illinois, Presbyterian Church in the USA. Rev. Paul M. Edris (Class of '32), Pastor of First Pres- byterian Church, Daytona Beach, Florida. SPRING VACATION The 1957 Catalog recently issued announced a new type of schedule for the second semester of next year. There will be a Spring Vacation of one week, beginning Wednesday afternoon, March 12, 1958, and closing before Chapel on Thursday, March 20. This is the first Spring Vacation, in "modern times" at least. To make this possible without shortening the semester or setting Commencement later, the Christinas vacation will be reduced from the long period of three and a half weeks, which has been the schedule for several years, to a period of two and a half weeks (which still is longer than at most in- stitutions). SUMMER CAMPUS CONFERENCES As for a considerable number of years past, June will bring a number of Presbyterian church conferences and meet- ings to the campus. This year they are as follows: June 2-8 — Advance training group. June 9-15 — Leadership Training School of the South. June 18-21— Synod and Synodical of Mid-South. June 23-29 — Westminster Fellowship Senior High Con- ference. The total number of persons attending these meetings will reach nearly 1,000. The Leadership School enrolls church leaders of various races from ten states, and the Synod of Mid-South extends into five states. The Westminster Fel- lowship Conference is sponsored by three presbyteries — Union, Chattanooga, and Holston. Page Six The Maryville College Choir THE SPRING CHOIR TOUR The Maryville College Choir, under Assistant Professor Harry H. Harter as Director, with Professor F. A. Griffitts as Business Manager, and Assistant Professor Katherine Crews as violin accompanist, made an eleven-day tour March 22 to April 1. The itinerary and engagements filled were as follows: First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, West Virginia. First Presbyterian Church, Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Central Presbyterian Church, McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Pleasant Hills Community Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. First Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Heinz Chapel, University of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Concord Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. South Hills High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. First Presbyterian Church, Corry, Pennsylvania. Corry High School, Corry, Pennsylvania. Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church, Slippery Rock, Penn- sylvania. First Presbyterian Church, Youngstown, Ohio. North Higli School, Youngstown, Ohio. The Presbyterian Church, Coshocton Ohio. Mifflin Presbyterian Church, Gahanna, Ohio. Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Ohio. First Presbyterian Church, Washington Court House, Ohio. Springfield High School, Springfield, Kentucky. United Presbyterian Church, Lebanon, Kentucky. Lebanon High School, Lebanon, Kentucky. THE 1957 FEBRUARY MEETINGS Under leadership of a team of two alumni and one long time friend, the 1957 February Meetings were a high water mark in the experiences of the college year. Reverend Edward Brubaker, D.D., Pastor of the Taber- nacle Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia and Director of the Westminster Foundations of the University of Penn- sylvania and other colleges in the Philadelphia area, was the very effective preacher. Twice a day throughout the nine days of the Meetings he delivered vital, interesting, and searching messages. In addition he conducted six or eight discussion forums and had a full schedule of inter- views. Reverend John Magill, D.D., Pastor of Abington Pres- byterian Church, Abington, Pennsylvania, served as song leader for the fifth year, and gave a strong leadership in a variety of ways. Henry Barraclough, LL.D., Assistant Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., was the guest accompanist for the sixth time. Having come to America from England many years ago as accompanist for the noted evangelistic team of Chapman and Alexander, he thus returns each year in the Meetings to his early occu- pation. Page Seven Dr. Edwin Roy Hunter IN DEFENSE OF THE LIBERAL ARTS If I continue to work at my present job until September, 1958, I shall have worked at Maryville College in the field of English Language and Literature for forty years. Through all of that period I have been chairman or head of the Department of English, although in the last fifteen years my title has been Chairman of the Division of Language and Literature. Also between 1930 and 1956 I was Dean of Curriculum. I begin with these statements because they all contribute to the marking of me as a functionary in the liberal arts emphasis in education and, I hope, as an ad- vocate of that emphasis as well. In this forty-year period the face of American Higher Education has greatly changed. In 1918 the small American Liberal Arts college was carrying a large part of the load in the college field. The day of the rapidly growing and expanding publicly supported institutions was yet to come in its fullness. The solid core of instruction was in the languages-classical and modern, in history, literature, rhetoric, mathematics, natural science, philosophy, with developing at- tention to the social sciences and psychology. In the forty years, trends have developed and shifts in emphasis have come about. Rhetoric is no more; its place being taken by a device called communications. The em- phasis on foreign language study has declined to the point of an almost complete fade-out of Greek and Latin. Other programs of major emphasis have come in: the fine arts- music, drama, the graphic arts, business, home economics, professional training for teachers, physical education, until the curriculum of the college, still calling itself liberal arts, has been greatly expanded and diversified. Our curriculum at Maryville has undergone all of these pressures and we have broadened our offerings to include all of the fields of interest I have just listed. Our latest inclusion is the setting up of a major program in the field of Christian Education. In the main we have held on to the emphasis on foreign language, but our latest concession has been to withdraw the requirement of foreign language in one field and to make it optional in two others. It is still possible for any candidate for the degree to take foreign language if he elects to take it over and above the other requirements or as a way of fulfilling his option. But the fact is that in these three major fields it need not be taken. But in spite of all of these changes, ours is still a strongly liberal-arts emphasis. Let me itemize here, with a little passing comment, the elements of course requirement which make up the basic core of the Maryville College curriculum. All candidates for the degree take sixteen hours of English eight of freshman composition which includes a unit— about two hours— of systematic discourse, a traditional Maryville College offering and one of the most distinctive marks of the Maryville training, for the Maryville graduate, in com- parison with his contemporaries from other colleges, has a superior ability to organize and present a well-constructed speech in the practical situations which call upon him to make a speech. The other eight hours of English is a course in the Litera- ture of the Western World. About two-fifths of the materials of the course are English translations from foreign literatures. All Maryville sophomores read at least portions of the Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid, two or more Greek plays, some of the writings of Plato and Aristotle, Dante's Divine Comedy, Cervantes Don Quixote, Goethe's Faust, and plays from Moliere, Ibsen, and Strindberg, with incidental pieces from other foreign writers. The other three-fifths of the materials of the course are from the standard and tested master-works of English and American writers. I hope I have made clear here that this is not the frequently-met course in English and American literature; it is much more than that. It provides a rich store of reading experience and ready reference which cuts across the borders of national cultures to demonstrate how deep and rich is the record of man's mind and how enduring are the great monuments of literary art. In keeping with its traditional connection with the Church and its strongly taken Christian position Maryville provides thorough work in the fields of Bible and philosophy. Ten hours of Bible are required and three hours of Christian Ethics. In addition, each candidate for the degree takes another three hours of philosophy which may be history of philosophy or a course more directly in the field of religion. In the field of science-mathematics there is a requirement of eight hours— one year of work in some one science field. It is my personal feeling that this requirement is really not enough to provide the understanding and facility required in a generation when science takes such a prominent place in the pattern of life and thought. Page Eight In the social science field we require a year— eight hours— in the History of Civilization. This, like the sophomore literature course, is a very rich course in its inclusion of materials from many of the developing streams of human achievement. It is not just another history course in the old pattern of lists of battles (with dates) and a succession of kings and potentates. It genuinely undertakes to be a his- tory of civilization. In addition to this is a four-hour intro- ductory course to the other three social subjects: economics, political science, and sociology. This course is taken by all except students majoring in some one of these three fields. And of all except those who major in the three fields which either require it only optionally or waive it altogether, we require eight or twelve hours of college work in foreign lan- guage. Those who had two good units of a language in high school may continue that language in college for eight hours. One who begins a language in college takes it for twelve hours. This core of requirements adds up to sixty or sixty-four hours, or roughly one-half of the four-year program. In addi- tion the student elects a major ( twenty-four to thirty hours ) and most majors specify a few hours of related courses in other fields. But it is the core of general requirements which makes Maryville still a strongly entrenched liberal arts col- lege. No matter what is the field of tin- student's major, let it be Economics, Home Economics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, the graduate has this basic acquaintance with the main strains of the great body of culture. He is better edu- cated—that is more broadly educated than his contemporary from a university where the core of requirements is much thinner and the specialization begins earlier and is more in- tense. The university man may conceivably be better trained, at least earlier trained, but the liberal arts man is and will continue the better educated. This is the basis of my belief in the liberal arts curricu- lum, and specifically of my belief in the Maryville curricu- lum. If I had my way about it I'd make a few changes. I'd hold on to the foreign language requirement for all who graduate. I'd add to— perhaps double— the science-mathe- matics requirement. I'd add at least a three-hour survey course in the Fine Arts: music and the graphic arts. And then I'd sit back and hope for a Utopia in which at least a majority of the students would be more aware of the advantages of such a curriculum and where all of us who teach might do a better job. I am happy to have been as- sociated for so long with a college which in such good measure has kept the liberal arts faith. JUNIOR YEAR ABROAD Each year more and more Maryville College students are appearing in foreign universities. During last summer and the first semester of this school year, Joanne Causey, a senior from Davidson, North Carolina, attended the University of Madrid; and for the entire year Carl Boyer, a sophomore from Wallingford, Pennsylvania, is enrolled at the University of Edinburgh. Under the Presbyterian Junior Year Abroad Study program one student. Sue Nelson, a junior from Mc- Rae, Georgia, is spending the college year at Silliman Uni- versity in the Philippines. Planning to take advantage of this Junior Year Abroad opportunity next year are Marjorie Hunter of Birmingham, Alabama, who will attend the University of Mexico; Edward Krebs of Mount Vernon, Illinois, who will attend the Interna- tional Christian University in Tokyo; and Barbara Larsen of Tarpon Springs, Florida, who will attend the University of Beirut in Lebanon. In the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., the Junior Year Abroad plan is in its fifth year and is operated under the auspices of the Board of Foreign Missions. According to a report of the Board, students from colleges in the United States go "as unofficial ambassadors from the Christian stu- dents in the United States to fellow students abroad to carry a full academic program, to participate in the life of local student Christian groups, to help with mission projects, thus seeing the Church in action at first hand, to share in the back-breaking but heart-warming labor of a work camp, to learn to know the people of the country by visiting in their homes, and to observe the revolutionary ferment throughout the world which affects their Christian witness." Credits re- ceived at the foreign universities are transferred to the col- leges in the United States in which the students have been enrolled and from which they expect to graduate. THE BUCK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB The Buck-of-the-Month Club continues to rouse the interest of alumni in the College program and to bring in revenue which is highly useful. More than five hundred alumni had already sent in at least one contribution in 1957 as the Bulletin goes to press. Actually, for the first two years of the BOM program, close to forty per cent have contributed. Maryville College is therefore doing a highly respectable job, from the percentage standpoint. Did you realize that the top percentage for coeducational colleges in alumni giving last year was 45.2%? That means that Maryville is just a whisker away from a national record for percentage of alumni giving. It would only take about one hundred more new contributors to the Buck-of-the-Month Club program to establish for Maryville a national mark. Why not show your loyalty to the College and your support of the Alumni Association by sending in a contribution im- mediately? Page Nine Mrs. Nita Eckles West Honored Mrs. West receiving honorary membership in the Maryville College Playhouse from Miss Katlileen Craven, Playhouse Director Maryville College alumni from all over the United States joined in honoring Mrs. Nita Eekles West on Friday, March 15, at a performance of Beggar On Horseback, presented by the Maryville College Playhouse in the Theater of the College. Letters and telegrams have literally poured into the Alumni Office and even more have been sent direct to Mrs West. A large number of alumni attended the play, most of whom had worked with her in dramatics. Between the acts, Mrs. West was presented with an honorary membership in the Mary- ville College Playhouse She was given a scrapbook in which to keep the scores of letters and tele- grams which she received. After the performance, there was a reception in honor of Mrs. West in the lobby of the Theater. Hostesses for the event were the following: Mrs. David McArthur, Mrs. Earl Blazer, Mrs. C. V. Morton, Mrs. Catherine Harvey, Mrs. G. H. Traylor, Miss Frances Massey, and Miss Arda Walker. Mrs. West was on the faculty of Maryville College, with occasional short absences, from 1899 until 1947. She served successively as a teacher of Expression, Head of the Department of Ex- pression, and finally as associate professor of Dramatic Art. During the period of nearly half a century of service to Maryville College, approximately three hundred people were graduated with a major in Expression (later changed to Drama and Speech). Mrs. West celebrated her eightieth birthday in February. She has always rated Beggar On Horse- back, which she produced as the Commencement Play in 1938, as one of the most difficult plays to stage. It is, however, one of her all-time favorites. She has requested that through the Alumni Bulletin acknowledgment be made for her of the many messages received. Mrs. West is deeply appreciative of the manner in which the alumni responded to the idea of the performance in her honor. Page Ten Alumni Clubs FLORIDA: The third annual meeting of the Florida Maryville College Alumni Association was held at the Circle F Dude Ranch in Lake Wales last November 3rd and 4th. George and Katherinc Fisehbach were host and hostess to the group. Members of the Association and their families attending numbered eighty-five. A banquet and informal program was held on Saturday evening. On Sunday, a meeting was held at which it was decided that all members should pay annual dues and that alumni in each community ought to assume more responsibility for securing high calibre students by placing bulletins in high school libraries, assisting in College Day programs, and working through churches. Officers for the year 1956-57 were elected as follows: Chairman— Richard E. Strain, M.D. Vice Chairman— Snell Mills. Secretary-Treasurer— Louise Kline Hollister. George and Katherine Fisehbach and their mother, Mrs. Fisehbach and Mrs. Smith, cooperated to make the week-end a memorable one. It was voted to return to the Circle F Dude Ranch the first week end in November. CHATTANOOGA: Nearly forty alumni and friends of the College were present at a dinner and reunion at Northside Presbyterian Church on Friday, January 25th. Hugh Clabough was chairman of the committee on arrangements. Ed Shelley, president of the Maryville College Alumni Association, was present and spoke briefly. A progress report was made by James W. Hampton, executive secretary of the alumni as- sociation. WASHINGTON: The National Capital Alumni Club met last October 12 in the Peter Marshall Hall of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. There was considerable dis- cussion of the possibility of sponsoring a scholarship for a worthy student in the Washington area. Officers for the year 1956-57 were elected. They arc as follows : President— Rev. John W. Laney. Vice President-Captain Harry Wood, U.S.N. (Chaplain). Secretary-Treasurer— Mrs. John W. Laney. INDIANAPOLIS: About a dozen loyal Indianapolis alumni gathered for a reunion on Tuesday, March 12. Janice Marion was in charge of arrangements. It was not a formal meeting but more in the nature of a get-together for alumni in the Indianapolis area. CALIFORNIA: On December 5, approximately thirty alumni and former students attended a dinner meeting of the A , Florida Alumni Association Officers. Left to right: George Haynes, retiring president; Louise Cline Hollister, sccrctanj- treasurer-elect; Snell Mills, Jr., vice president-elect; Bernicc Jones Holm, retiring secretary-treasurer; Dr. Richard Strain, president-elect. Southern California alumni club at the "Edge-of-Town House, La Canada." Lamar Wilson reports that despite a little of the "unusual" weather that evening, practically everyone with a reservation showed up. Dr. Lloyd was present and showed some beautiful colored slides of pictures taken on the campus and in the College Woods. He also gave an interesting summary of recent developments at the College. NEW YORK CITY: Andrew Newcomer, president of the New York City Alumni Club, informs the Alumni office that a meeting is planned tentatively for Saturday, May 18, which will coincide with the annual alumni dinner at the College. A thorough canvass of alumni will be made in an attempt to have at least one hundred in attendance. Several inter- esting features are being planned, including a new approach to the matter of interesting prospective students in Maryville College. Details on this will be released later. It has been suggested that a rotating system of annual meetings be attempted in the northeastern area whereby the New York, Philadelphia, and Washington alumni groups would meet together every year with the locality of the joint meeting alternating also. Each club would meet in its own area in 1957, for example, but in 1958, all three would meet together at Washington, Philadelphia— or New York. The pat- tern would then be repeated. Sounds interesting. Reaction would be appreciated. Page Eleven MARYVILLE COLLEGE SENIORS ELECTED TO WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Evelyn Blackburn Maryville, Tenn. Sam Buffatt Centralia, 111. Mrs. Katherine Lceth Bugenhagen Maryville, Tenn. Isabel Easley Williamson, W. Va. Richard Henderson Mt. Holly, X. J. Annie Kelton Port Tampa City, Fla. William Strickland St. Petersburg, Fla. Barbara Wilkie Skvland, N. C. ALPHA GAMMA SIGMA William Henry Deerficld Newark, N. J. Ann Stuart Fulton Richmond, Va. Clare Elizabeth Cowans Madison, Tenn. Philip Harris Muir Edmonds, Wash. Margaret Jean MoClure Blairsville, Penna. Mary Louise Ogden Knoxville, Tenn. Natalie Ann Richards Win. Eugene Sehofield Barbara Wilkie Louisville, Ky. Bedford, Ind. Skvland, N. C. Page Twelve DEBATE TEAM WINS HIGH HONORS The Maryville College Debate Team, ably coached by Miss Arda Walker, once more won top honors in competi- tion against the nation's leading forensic teams. At the National Pi Kappa Delta Speech Tournament held from April 14 to April 21 in Brookings, South Dakota, Miss Eleanore Koster of Sevierville won a Superior medal in ora- tory. She also won a rating of Excellent in extemporaneous speaking. Miss Koster and her colleague Miss Corita Erwin of Pennsylvania, won a rating of Excellent for Maryville in the women's sweepstakes. For the season, Miss Koster's record was 23 victories and 3 losses. In the men's division at the National Pi Kappa Delta Tournament, Keith Ham, of New York, won a rating of Ex- cellent in extemporaneous speaking and Good in discussion. Maryville College men— Keith Ham, Robert Bogle of Oak Ridge, and Robert Goodlin of Pennsylvania received a rating of Good in men's sweepstakes awards. There were one hundred and forty-four colleges and uni- versities represented in the tournament. PI GAMMA MU CHAPTER ORGANIZED The National Board of Trustees of Pi Gamma Mu, the national school science honor society, has approved Mary- ville College as the site of Tennessee Epsilon Chapter. Pi Gamma Mu was organized simultaneously in 1924 in a num- ber of institutions, including the College of William and Mary which was the organizer of Phi Beta Kappa. At the present time there are over one hundred chapters with more than fifty thousand members. The official journal is Socio/ Science, which is published quarterly. The primary purpose of Pi Gamma Mu is "to improve scholarship in the social studies and to achieve synthesis therein." Therefore, any alumnus, faculty member, senior or junior of good moral character may be elected to member- ship who ( 1 ) possesses an over all average of 2.0 ( B ) in his college work, (2) possesses an average of 2.0 (B) in all social science courses taken in college (3) has not failed in any college course, (4) has taken at least twenty semester hours of social science in college. Charter members of Tennessee Epsilon Chapter are Profes- sors Ainsworth, Case, Cragan, Fisher, Witherspoon and Anita Cole, Edgar Drum, Isabel Easley, Eleanore Koster, James Marsh, Philip Muir, Thomas Perry, William Schofield, Janie Wall, Earl Whaley, and William Wheatley. Professors Ains- worth and Case have been members of Pi Gamma Mu for many years and are the organizers of Tennessee Epsilon Chapter. Membership is open to interested alumni in any Held if they meet all the above requirements. The national initiation fee of ten dollars entitles one to life membership without the payment of any other national dues, fees or assessments. It also entitles one to a two-year subscription to the journal and a key permit. Interested alumni should contact one of the two organizers of Tennessee Epsilon Chapter. MISS HERON TO RETIRE Miss Jessie Sloane Heron, Associate Professor of English, will retire at the end of the present year from full time teach- ing, after thirty-eight years of service at Maryville College. Her hosts of friends will be glad to learn, however, that she will continue to teach at the College on a part thin basis. ALPHA GAMMA SIGMA SCHOLARSHIP FUND The Alpha Gamma Sigma Scholarship Fund was estab- lished in 1953 after Society members had been polled as to their interest in the project and their willingness to con- tribute. The Society agreed to make the first scholarship award, consisting of the interest from the fund, as soon as the principal reached SI, 000. That goal was attained in the spring of 1956 and the first award was made to the student who at the end of the sophomore year had the highest scholastic average. Last fall approximately $40, one year's interest from the Fund, was credited to the tuition of the first winner— Miss Ruth C. Morris, biology major, of Wil- mington, Delaware. Since the last letter went out to Society members on March 5, 1956, no active solicitation for funds has been made. Additional contributions have been received, how- ever, raising the balance of the Fund to SI 300.38 as of March 31, 1957. This $1300.38 represents contributions over a four year period from ninety-seven individuals, ninety-four of whom are members of Alpha Gamma Sigma. The Society has been fortunate in interesting in the Scholarship Fund several non- members who have made substantial contributions, but most of the Fund has been contributed by Alpha Gamma Sigma members themselves. It is hoped that the Fund will continue to grow so that the award may be a larger sum. While no active solicitation is planned in the immediate future (ex- cept for new members of the Society), gifts are, of course, always welcome from anyone interested in the furtherance of scholarship. Who's Who Bruce Ingles, English major from Philadelphia, Pa., was also elected to Who's Who, but no picture was available at press- time. He is president of YMCA, a player in the Maryville College Playhouse, a member of Pre-Ministerial Association, Student Council, Writers' Workshop, and a member of the tennis and track teams. Alpha Gamma Sigma Andrew Loven, Chemistry major from Crossnore, N. C, a member of Student Council and Kappa Phi, and Thomas Perry. Sociology major from Alexandria, Virginia, a member of Alpha Sigma and the Pre-Ministerial Association, were also elected, but pictures were not available at press-time. Two juniors were elected to Alpha Gamma Sigma just before the Bulletin went to press. Eleanore Koster, of Sevierville, Tenn., and Ruth Morris, of Wilmington, Del., were honored. They are the first juniors ever to be elected to membership in Alpha Gamma Sigma. Eleonore Koster, a Political Science major, is president of Pi Kappa Delta, a member of the German Club, YWCA, Writers' Workshop, Theta Epsilon, and Student Council. She was outstanding in debate team tournaments, winning 23 out of 26 debates this past year. Ruth Morris, a Biology major, is co-chairman of the Community Service Committee of YWCA, is a member of the Vesper Choir, Pre-Med Club, Writers' Workshop, and Bainonian. Page Thirteen Sport-Light 1956 RECORD Maryville 13-Morehead State (Ky.) 18 Maryville 13 — Centre 20 Maryville 14 - E. Tenn. State 29 Maryville 9 — Emory & Henry 13 Maryville 21 —Tennessee Wesleyan 6 Maryville 20 - Howard (Ala.) 13 Maryville 7 — Jacksonville (Ala.) State 26 Maryville 20 - Concord (W. Va.JState 7 Maryville 14 — Carson-Newman 20 Won 3 Lost 6 Wait 'til next year! Captain-Elect Bob Beam, (left), and Alternate Captain Johnny Phipps at the football team banquet. BASKETBALL rEAM RECORD Maryville 77 — Hiwassee 73 Maryville 84- Emory & Henry.. 79 Maryville 79 -King 76 Maryville 78- Carson-Newman 109 Maryville 77 — Centre 79 Maryville 68- Tusculum 86 Maryville 67 — Tusculum 83 Maryville 77- Emory & Henry .. 78 Maryville 57 -King 83 Maryville 85- Tenn. Wesleyan .. 78 Maryville 101 — Hiwassee 94 Maryville 74- Carson-Newman 78 Maryville 94 — Georgia State 69 Maryville 119- Chattanooga 83 Maryville 62 — Tenn. Wesleyan... 61 Maryville 85 — Chattanooga 68 Won 8 Lost 8 Bill Wallace, high-scoring center, aver- aged 22.45 points per game for a total of 359 points. Page Fourteen on the Hill WRESTLING TEAM RECORD Maryville 20 - Knoxville Y 16 Maryville 28 - Knoxville Y 8 Maryville 2 — Auburn 31 Maryville 10 — Chattanooga 20 Maryville 21 —Emory U 11 Maryville 14 — Chattanooga 18 Maryville 18 — Sewanee 12 Won 4 Lost 3 1957 BASEBALL TEAM RECORD Maryville 6 — Lincoln Memorial 5 Maryville Maryville 11 — Milligan 7 8 — E. Kentucky 5 Maryville Maryville 11 — Hiwassee 3 — Lincoln Memorial 2 Maryville 4 — Carson-Newman 8 Maryville 7 — McGhee Tyson AFB ... 3 Maryville 2 — E. Tenn. State 1 Maryville 7 — McGhee Tyson AFB 6 Maryville 8 — Emory & Henry 12 Maryville 7 — Carson-Newman 6 Two Maryville College Southeastern Champions in action. Page Fifteen TENNIS RECORD Maryvilie — Tennessee 9 Maryville — Tennessee 9 Maryvilie 7 — Lincoln Memorial 2 Maryville 7 — King 2 Maryvilie - E. Tenn. State 7 Maryville 5 — Carson-Newman 4 Maryville 3 — Carson-Newman 6 Maryville 6 — Tenn. Wesleyan 1 Stan Mont and Bruce Ingle, number 1 and number 2 players on the tennis team. Some neat action shots in Track, recently recited at Maryville. Bill Strickland in the shot-put. Tom Morris takes a high hurdle. Jim Catc ready for sprint start. Page Sixteen Leiv McFarland and Joe Williams in the half-mile Here and There Prep. '96 Dr. Leonidas Horton McConnell, who attended the Pre- paratory Department from 1891-96, lives in Altus, Okla- homa. He went to the state of Oklahoma soon after his graduation from medical college in 1901, and practiced medi- cine there until he retired about five years ago. He is now eighty-seven years of age. In 1950 a celebration was held in his honor in the small town where he began his work. He has one son, H. L. McConnell, who is with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Oklahoma City. 1907 Walter M. Campbell, who retired in 1953 after thirty years on the faculty of the University of Colorado, keeps busy with gardening and managing a farm. He also teaches some courses in adult education at the University's Denver Center. 1909 Edward W. Lodwick has recently retired from the Pres- byterian ministry. His last pastorate was in Freeport, Ohio, and he is now living in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio. Rev. and Mrs. Howard Phillips (Ruth Wilson, '09) are making their home in Maryville since their retirement from National Missions work among the Indians in South Dakota. 1911 George Middleton is now living in Denver, Colorado. He had lived in Sioux City, Iowa, for many years. Prep. 1911 A Christmas greeting from Manuel Martinez of Santander, Spain, says, "Now that I am feeling old and retired in Spain where I was born, I remember my old college with great emotion." He was enrolled in the Preparatory Department in 1910-11, and at that time his home was in Cuba. 1913 Rev. George H. Douglas resigned the pastorate of the Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Congregational Church last October to become pastor of the Congregational Church of Hayden- ville, Massachusetts. Rev. H. L. Weir retired from the ministry in March. His last pastorate was in Bellaire, Ohio. He is now living in Marietta, Ohio. 1916 Dr. Frank M. Cross, Sr., has returned to a former pas- torate, that of the Ensley Highlands Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama, after serving the Central Church in Meridian, Mississippi, for the past five years. 1919 John and Helen ( Newell ) Witherspoon are now living in Memphis, Tennessee. 1920 William and May (Buchanan, Prep. '17) Holmes are en- joying their Home Mission work in Ruidoso, New Mexico, where they have been for the past six years. They write that the climate is wonderful in this resort village in the mountains, and that the "latchstring is always out for Mary- ville alumni." 1923 Emery C. Fritz suffered a paralytic stroke in November, while visiting in Dayton, Ohio. When he wrote to the Alumni Office in January he was making satisfactory prog- ress toward recovery, and reported that he hoped to con- tinue a project which consists of writing hymns based on Bible stories for children. Mrs. Wilbur W. Sinister (Bernice Kimble, ex '23) visited the Alumni Office in January. Her home is in Cincinnati, Ohio. 1925 Charles E. Cathey began his duties on January 1 as Field Assistant in National Missions on the staff of the Synod of Oklahoma. He has oversight of the work in the pres- byteries of Arkansas Valley and North Arkansas. He makes his headquarters in Fort Smith, Arkansas. 1927 Walter C. Burris is head of the mathematics department at the Jonesboro (Tennessee) High School. Vera Slagle Humphreys is also a teacher there. Charles F. Webb, who is on the faculty of the University of Tennessee, is one of the editors of a new English litera- ture anthology, "Literature for High Schools," recently pub- lished by Ginn and Company of Boston. 1928 Elsie Gleason's address is now Memorial Hospital, Fatehgarh, U.P., India. She has resumed the duties of Mis- sion Auditor. Reva Millsaps Lowry writes that, in addition to being associate professor of languages and dramatics at Pembroke State College, in Pembroke, North Carolina, and having a number of extra-curricular duties there, she is also active in church, P.T.A., and 4-H Club work. 1931 Cora Houk was given special recognition at a service in the First Presbyterian Church of Sitka, Alaska, last September, upon completing twenty-five years of service with the Board of National Missions of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. She has been at Sheldon Jackson Junior College for the past eighteen years. 1932 Lincoln Hurst was the subject of a column "Men of Love- land — Yesterday and Today" in the March 21st issue of the Loveland, Ohio, Herald. He has been superintendent of schools for fifteen years. Cecil V. Marley has spent this past year at the Memminger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas, in a course on marriage coun- seling and family relations. Martha (Walker, ex '35) took some courses at Washington University, and Martha Caroline ( age four ) attended nursery school. At the end of May they will go to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where Cecil will be senior chaplain at the Naval Base. Page Seventeen 1933 Roberta Robison Blain lives in Beaumont, Texas, where she teaches first grade in a new elementary school. She has four children, ranging in ages from five to twelve years. George E. Brown is pastor of Eusebia Presbyterian Church near Maryville. This church recently celebrated its one hun- dred and seventieth anniversary. Philip Sorce has recently moved from Lima, Ohio, to Chi- cago, where he is pastor of the Hollywood-Brookfield Presby- terian Church. E. Leslie Webb has recently been elected to an important Masonic office— Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of the State of Tennessee. 1934 Herbert Fuller has moved from DeGraff to Urbana, Ohio, where he is engaged in teaching. Mary Elizabeth Amnions Light moved in December from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, to Tupelo, Mississippi. Her husband is chief ranger on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Ercelle Hunter Snyder is teaching again this year, after a five-year leave of absence, while her little daughter grew to kindergarten age. She is teaching eleventh grade English at Red Bank High School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 1936 Robert E. Lodwick, on leave of absence after sixteen years as a missionary in Brazil, is serving as minister to the United Christian Fellowship at Miami University and Western College in Oxford, Ohio. William S. Quigley is pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Granville, Ohio. James G. and Marie (Carlson, '36) Saint moved in Febru- ary from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, to Detroit, Michigan, where he is serving the Calvin Presbyterian Church as minister of Christian Education. He had been pastor of the First Presby- terian Church of Sheboygan for eleven years. Joseph L. Wilkerson, who has been in Taiwan (Free China) for some time, is now in the department of surgery at Changhua Christian Hospital. He was formerly at Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taipeh. 1938 Donald and Joy (Pinneo, '39) Rugh returned in Janu- ary from India where he has served as Director of Relief for the National Christian Council for the past five years. They are living in Audubon, New Jersey, and Don has enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania to complete the final year of work for the Doctor of Education degree. 1939 Zula Vance Zinavage, her husband, and one-year-old daugh- ter are now located in Washington, D. C. Her husband is a Navy man, and they were in Japan for two years. While there, Zula, who was a music major at Maryville, served as organist and choir director at the Navy Base Chapel. 1940 Edith Evans Helsley is now living in Jacksonville, Florida. James E. and Geneva (Patterson '43) Montgomery and their two children returned in January from a five months stay in the Netherlands, where he had been on a Fulbright scholarship, studying housing in the reclaimed area of the country and delivering lectures on rural life in the United States. Formerly on the faculty of Cornell University, Dr. Montgomery is now in the department of housing and de- sign at Oklahoma A. and M. in Stillwater. Bruce E. Robinson moved in November from Dellrose, Tennessee, to Mount Hope, Alabama. He is serving the Rock Springs Presbyterian Church in Mount Hope and the Mt. Pleasant Church in Sheffield, Alabama. 1941 Lois Ann Alexander Holzworth, her husband and four children went to Okinawa last fall, and expect to be there until 1959. Dr. Holzworth is chief of obstetrics and gyne- cology at the Rynkyn Army Hospital. David M. Humphreys, after serving for two years in Japan, has been transferred to Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, where he is senior chaplain at the Naval Air Station. Dale Russell, ex '41, and his family, who have been living in England for a number of years, returned to Maryville early this year. Marjorie Resides Vogado writes that they are "home again in Jacksonville, Florida." Her husband finished twenty-one years with the Navy in September, and they returned to the home which they had bought in 1949. 1942 F. L. McGaha has recently been promoted to assistant trainmaster on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Parkers- burg, West Virginia. Richard W. Watkins, Jr., is Judge of the Court of Ordi- nary of Butts County, Georgia. 1943 Clyde R. Brown is now pastor of the Woodlawn Presby- terian Church, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. He was formerly at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Ellis Burcaw, who is Director of the Neville Public Mu- seum in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has been selected to repre- sent museums on the executive council of a Fine Arts Founda- tion being organized for the state of Wisconsin. He is also vice-president of the American Association of Museums. Betty Clevenger Carberry, her husband, and three chil- dren, live in Bonner Springs, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. F. William Henderson is chief of medical service at the Veterans' Administration Hospital in Lake City, Florida. Olson Pemberton is now Dean of the Institute Jose Manuel da Conceicao in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Jean (Patterson, '43) teaches Greek and English in the same school. Meredith Preston Pierce reports that when she and Carl vacationed in Florida they enjoyed visiting with two of Carl's Maryville roommates, Ed Rowley, '43, and Dave Hum- phreys, '41. Jane Metcalf Sinclair moved last September to North Olm- sted, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, where her husband is a research scientist for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. They have two children, Judith Ann, two, and Tommy, five. 1944 Bill and Elizabeth ( Copeland, ex '46) Buford are living in Phoenix, Arizona, where Bill is pastor of the Asbury Meth- odist Church. Charles Burgreen stopped by the Alumni Office last fall on his way to Tokyo, Japan, where he is serving as an army chaplain. Dr. Robert Francis, ex '44, and his wife ( Betty Robinson, ex '43) live in Summit, New Jersey. Carol Markham Holland, ex '44, has recently moved to Forney, Texas. She and her husband are doing national mis- sions work in Texas Synod, and their present assignment is with a small church near Dallas which must be prepared for Page Eighteen an expected commuter boom. Carol writes "there is no other school I would rather have my three children attend than Maryville College." James H. Manning, ex '44, visited the Alumni Office in March. He is engaged in the practice of surgery in Marietta, Georgia. Since December John C. Taylor has been pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Blairstown, New Jersey. He is also chaplain of Blair Academy. 1945 Bob Bayless, ex '45, has been taking some courses at Rut- gers University this year, and also working on a thesis for a master's degree. He and Carol (McCutcheon) live in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Edith Esther Cleaver, now Mrs. Lawrence Zuercher, has brought us up to date on her life since leaving Maryville. After graduating from Ohio University in 1946, she taught for five years and was married in 1951. She and her hus- band and two sons, Eric, age five, and Olin, age three, live in Dalton, Ohio. Edward Gates began work in December as a member of the editorial staff of the G. and C. Merriam Company in Springfield, Massachusetts. Malcolm and Jean ( Heaps, '47 ) Heaps write that they have changed both their address and their occupation. They left their farm in Pylcsville, Maryland, due to Malcolm's health, and are now living in Laurel, Delaware, where he is assistant manager in the service center of Eastern States Farmers' Exchange. 1946 Helen Wilson James is assistant librarian at the high school in Easton, Pennsylvania. She also teaches one class of Eng- lish. Jane Callahan Proctor wrote from Geneva, Switzerland, in December. She had gone in the fall to Cairo, Egypt, with her husband, who had accepted a job as professor of political science at the American University. They had been there only six weeks when the political situation made it necessary for Americans to be evacuated. Rev. and Mrs. John R. Ross ( Arline Whiting, '49) have moved from Troy, New York, to West Orange, New Jersey. John is pastor of the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church. Lucile Sitler entered the Division of Christian Education of McCormick Seminary last fall to work for a master's de- gree in Christian Education. 1947 George and Jean ( Childress, ex '49 ) Martz live in Cleve- land, Tennessee. George is principal of one of the schools of Bradley County. Irvin K. McArthur was installed, on January 6, as Associ- ate Minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Miami, Florida. Owen and Lois ( Thomas, '48 ) MeGarity are serving in a Larger Parish in Rosenburg, Texas. They were formerly in Indiana. Jane Shouse Smith and her husband, after a furlough in this country last year, did not return to their work in Sucre, Bolivia, but were appointed by the Methodist Board to serve the Central Church of La Paz for the coming year. Frederick and Elizabeth (Saint, '48) Wilson have returned to Tabriz, Iran, after a furlough in this country. Fred's specialty is in audio-visual work, and he recently attended an audio-visual conference in Beirut, Lebanon. 1948 Charles E. Kirkpatrick has recently become pastor of the Forest City Presbyterian Church, Forest City, North Carolina. He and his wife, who will be remembered as Dorothy Lem- mons Kirkpatrick, ex '50, have four children. LaVonne Heard Lundell is now living in Palos Park, Illi- nois, where her husband is pastor of the Presbyterian Church. Carl and Ernestine ( Harrison, ex '47 ) Murray sailed in January for Barranquilla, Colombia, South America. Carl is pastor of the English-speaking people's church there. Mildred Orr began work in March as one of the "Lend- Lease" Directors of Christian Education under a new project of the Presbyterian Church which provides counseling service on a short term basis for new and small churches throughout the United States. She will serve churches in the western part of the country. Wilbern Seymour was discharged from the Navy last fall and is now engaged in the practice of dentistry in Clovis, California. He received his degree from Emory University's School of Dentistry before entering the service. Many TV viewers saw Wilbern and his wife as successful contestants on the quiz show "Do You Trust Your Wife" in October. 1949 Carolyn Scruggs Crotinger recently moved from Oklahoma to Barger, Texas, when her husband, who is an engineer with Dowell, Inc., was transferred there. James B. M. Frost entered Princeton Theological Semi- nary in March, and is serving as student minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Andover, New Jersey. Charles Huffman received the Master of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin last summer, and is now teaching in the high school at Manchester, Tennessee. His composition, "Meditations On the Seven Last Words From the Cross" which is used in the annual Good Friday service at the college has been published by Harold Flam- mer, Inc. of New York. Harold and Barbara (Bertholf) Hunter have moved from Niagara Falls to Binghamton, New York. On March 1, Har- old became pastor of Ross Memorial Presbyterian Church there. Word was received in the Alumni Office last fall that Earl R. Martin, pastor of the Temple Hills Baptist Church in Washington, D. C, had been appointed for overseas service by the Board of Foreign Missions of the Southern Baptist Convention. It was expected that he would be assigned to work in Africa. Anna Stevens wrote the Alumni Office in December that she had finished her nurse's training and had been accepted by the Board of Foreign Misisons of the Presbyterian Church for service in India, but expected to continue working at the Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia for several months. 1950 Rev. and Mrs. Robert Argie ( Maybelle Rule, '47) have recently moved from Lancing, Tennessee, to Knoxville. Bob is pastor of Springplace Presbyterian Church. Helen Disbrow is secretary to the Director of the Institute of Industrial Relations of the University of California at Berkeley. Lewis, ex '50, works with the Key Transit System and spends his spare time with his hobby, photography. He is taking a course in photography at the Berkeley Evening Trade School. Rev. and Mrs. Robert E. Kribbs (Vera Dockendorf, ex '49) live in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is Minister of Christian Education of the Peachtree Road Presbyterian Church. Page Nineteen Tom and Clare (Bolton) Lacy and their two daughters live in Victorville, California. Tom has been in the Air Force since 1951 and is presently at George Air Force Base, assigned to a fighter squadron as flight commander, flying North America's F-100 supersonic fighters. Paul and Katherine (Blackburn, '52) McNiel are now liv- ing in Knoxville, where Paul is pastor of the Washington Pres- byterian Church. Paul Myers received his D.D.S. degree from the Univer- sity of Pennsylvania last June, and is at present in Japan with the United States Navy. Noble and Emily ( Leety, '48) Pribble live in Timonium, Maryland. Noble is employed as a research engineer with Bendix Aircraft. 1951 Jim Dance was recently promoted to the position of As- sistant Coordinator of Community and Group Services at the Detroit, Michigan, Public Library. He is the originator and quizmaster of the Library's weekly television show "Title Hunt" over Detroit's educational channel. He is also the producer of two other weekly programs, "Young America Looks at Life" and "This Week in Books." Betty Hunter is a registered occupational therapist at Woodrow Wilson Behabilitation Center in Fishersville, Vir- ginia. Paul and Pat ( Lewis, '53 ) Kidder have recently moved into a new home in Bockville, Maryland, where Paul is in the County Personnel Office. Harriet McClain Lopez has been in England since April, 1956, and expects to be there until the spring of 1959. Her husband is stationed at R.A.F Station, Upper Heyford, with the United States Air Force. Carolyn Balch Milligan and her husband have returned from Australia, and he is on the faculty of the University of Mississippi. Robert L. Newman finished his flight training and received his wings from the Navy last October. He is presently sta- tioned at Patuxent River, Maryland, with Airborne Early Warning Squadron 5, and is deployed to Newfoundland for four months. Rosalba Pascal did graduate work in French at the Uni- versity of Wisconsin last summer, and this school year has been teaching at the Lincolnton High School, Lincolnton, North Carolina. Richard B. Ribble is now pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, New Jersey. Millard M. Stephens is now pastor of the High Bridge Presbyterian Church in Natural Bridge, Virginia. 1952 Wilma Borter is teaching in a junior high school in San Bernardino, California, this year. Doris Somerville Calhoun is a secretary in the Philosophy Department at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where her husband is studying for the Ph.D. degree. Elizabeth Campbell, ex '52, was married in March, 1956, to Jerrold Harrison. She left her work at the Valley Presby- terian Hospital, but they are still living in Palmer, Alaska. Edith Lancaster Clayton moved last September to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where her husband is with Prentice- Hall Publishers in the college textbook field. Last fall George Day accepted a call to serve as pastor of the Union Church in Medellin, Colombia, South America. This is a self-supporting church for English-speaking foreign- ers, and is one of seventy such churches under the Joint Department of American Communities Overseas of the Na- tional Council of Churches. Marilyn (Edge) and Bill Espendshade are living in Had- donfield, New Jersey. Bill is employed as an underwriter at General Accident Assurance Company in Philadelphia, and Marilyn is a case worker for the Home Misisonary Child Care Society. Ella Swift Enfield and her husband are enjoying life on a one-hundred-fifty acre farm which they bought last year near Street, Maryland. Maryvillians who have visited them are Branin and Jessie (Dye) Boyd, Beverly (Jacobi) and Dave Kincaid, ex '51, Janet (Whiting) and Del Poling, '51, Al Springfield, Isabel (Leitch, '53) and Bruce Miller, '53, and Henry Heaps, '51. Robert Fuller (S/Sgt., U.S.A.F) was stationed in Arm- strong, Ontario, Canada, during the past year. John I. Hendricks, Jr., is pastor of Coral Terrace Presby- terian Church in Miami, Florida. June Hood Huffman received the Master of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin last June. She and Charles, '49, are now living in Manchester, Tennessee, where Charles is teaching music (band and chorus) at the high school. Janet Kihlgren, under appointment by the Central Ameri- can Mission, went to Costa Rica last summer for language study. Emily McLain is teaching fourth grade at Patrick Henry School in Alexandria, Virginia. Bert McMahon was a visitor to the campus in March. He is teaching in Cranbrook School, a private school for boys, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Neale Pearson studied in Mexico City last summer, and has continued his work in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D. C, this year. Shirley Schue Pettit and her husband moved from Utah to California early this year. They live in La Habra. Ann Leeder Pickett and her husband are studying at Cornell University this year, taking a course for missionaries in the departments of agriculture and rural extension. They plan to return to India in the near future. Donald Stilwell received the B.D. degree from Garrett Biblical Institute at Evanston, Illinois, last June, and now has a parish in Brookston, Indiana. Helen ( Sims ) is staff dietitian at the county hospital. Ralph Thiesse is now pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Ferris, Texas. Ken Upham represented his presbytery on an eight-day trip to Guatemala, Central America, last spring, to observe Presbyterian work there. In November he and Joy ( Hick- man ) spent a week on the Island of Haiti. Austin and Elenor (Kramer, '51) Van Pelt are in Sitka, Alaska. Austin, who was formerly associate director of the Faith Cooperative Parish in Maryville, is serving as staff an- nouncer at KSEW, a radio station of the Presbyterian Church, closely associated with Sheldon Jackson Junior College. Glenn Watts is practicing at Wise Memorial Hospital, Wise, Virginia, after completing his internship at the U. T. Memorial Hospital in Knoxville. 1953 Last fall Dorothy Ann Cooley began a new job at the Polyclinic Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as dietitian in charge of the children's unit of the hospital. Richard Dart received the master of arts degree in soci- ology from Ball State College, Muncie, Indiana, last spring. Page Twenty He is continuing graduate- study at Indiana University at Bloomington. In May, 1956, Mary Jane Halm became Administrative Secretary of the Department of Audio-Visual and Broadcast Education of the National Council of Churches in New York City. Nancy Rogers Kotz now lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her hus- band is with the General Electric Company in Silverton. Randal Lequire is auditing some courses in music at Mary- ville after returning from three years' service in the army. Mary Jane Spencer finished her training in occupational therapy last June and passed the national examinations which gives her the right to place the letters OTR after her name. She is presently working at the Veterans' Administration Hos- pital in Richmond, Virginia. Curtis Wilbanks was released from active duty with the Navy in January, and has taken a position with Connecticut General Life Insurance Company in Hartford. 1954 Gareth and Evelyn ( Boughton ) Baker expect to be living in Belle Center, Ohio, where Gareth will be pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, after his graduation from Western Theological Seminary in May. Joan Bash has been studying at McCormick Seminary's Division of Christian Education this year. She plans to get a master's degree in church social work. Kent Buser, who will be graduated from Louisville Pres- byterian Seminary this spring, has been awarded the Olof Anderson Memorial Fellowship in practical theology. Dorothy Crawford and John E. Webb, ex '57 were married in September, 1955. He is presently serving as a dental technician in the U. S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Cadmus. She is working in the government supply center in Norfolk, Vir- ginia. Jim and Carol (Cornell) Hunt are stationed at Parris Island, South Carolina. Jim is a clinical psychologist engaged in screening and interviewing recruits in boot camp. Harland T. Jackson has finished his military service and is now employed in a bank in Buffalo, New York. Hershel Nelson is chairman of a project which his unit (6912th RSM, USAF) in Germany has undertaken to help the children of an orphanage in Pfeffenhausen. They give them a party, with cake and ice cream, and all the "trim- mings" once a month, as well as providing clothing and other supplies. Margaret Reed received the master of arts degree from the University of the State of New York, College for Teachers, at Albany, last June. She has been teaching this year at the high school in Lawrence, New York. Homer Rickabaugh, who will be graduated from the Louis- ville Presbyterian Seminary in May, has been awarded the Fielding Lewis Walker Fellowship in doctrinal theology. Jack Rorex will be graduated from Austin Presbyterian Seminary in May, and has accepted a call to the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church of Paragould, Arkansas. Lt. James T. Squires, 'ex '54, recently returned from Korea. He will finish his army duty in June, and he and Carol (Moore) and daughter, Debbie, will return to Knoxville, Ten- nessee. Elvira Ann (Pierce) Winsor is living at Amanda Park. Washington, where her husband is a forest ranger with the United States Indian Service. Robert and Polly (Trnavsky, ex '57) Young are living in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bob is completing his army duty at Fort Benjamin Harrison. 1955 Bob and Martha ( Freeny ) Clark are now living in Green- ville, North Carolina. Bob is with the army. Lou Hutson Crowder is living in Canton, Ohio, where her husband is employed with the Timken Roller Bearing Com- pany. Walter F. Hiller has been on active duty with the United States Army since January. He finished his basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, in March, and was assigned as a personnel specialist to the 30th Engineering Group at Fort Winfield Scott, San Francisco, California. Sue Hutson Howard has been teaching fourth grade at Westel, Tennessee, this year. She will join her husband in San Francisco for the summer, before he leaves for sea duty aboard the U.S.S. Kearsarge. Barbara Hubbard began work last fall in the Division of Christian Education of McCormick Seminary for a master's degree in Christian Education. She was the recipient of one of eight Division scholarships awarded on the basis of competitive examinations. Jean Morgan Roesler is living in Weisbaden, Germany, where her husband is stationed with the United States Air Force. Don Williams received the M.S. degree in biology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and is doing further graduate study there. 1956 Clarence Norton is a student at Emory University in Georgia. Margaret Potts is in Vincent, Ohio, working with the Unit of City and Industrial Work of the Presbyterian Church in the Ohio Synod. Her work is in a three-fold parish with Sunday Schools, churches, youth groups, and a daily kinder- garten. Raymond Van Stone is a student at McCormick Theologi- cal Seminary. Janet Whitmore is working on the Bookmobile of Lawson McGhee Library in Knoxville. MARRIAGES Katherine Wayland, '34, to Jarvis Lyle, November 3, 1956. in Knoxville. Josephine Gillette, '43, to Frank R. Reinhardt, October 7, 1956. Peggy Ann Case, '45, to Robert W. Harvie, July 7, 1956. Harriet McKean, '47, to Herbert M. Johnson, July 30, 1956, in Kansas City, Missouri. Margaret Loretta Crawford, '49, to Walter Stewart Pelton, January 8, 1957, in Knoxville. Hazel Holm, '51, to Edward John Schuller, April 20, 1957, in Forest Hills, New York. Xen Kay Motsinger, '51, to Phyllis Carolyn Mayberry, November 22, 1956, in Taylorsville. North Carolina. Dr. Robert D. Proffitt, '51, to Lucy Ellen Hatmaker, Oc- tober 5, 1956, in Knoxville. Marilyn Edge, '52, to William A. Espenshade, '52, October 13, 1956, in Dover, New Jersey. Charles Schwenke, Jr., '52, to Mardelle Stutheit, Septem- ber 2, 1956. Rosemary Avery, '53, to Ralph C. Lowry, February 22, 1957, in Marys ville, Ohio. Joyce Keppel, '53, to Jack Green, Jr., November 17, 1956. in Linwood, New Jersey. Page Twenty-one Shirland Roussey, '53, to John S. Daglian, August 11, 1956. Lacy Woody, '53, to Esta Tomblin, August 28, 1956. Janie Griffitts, '54, to Philip M. Young, '55, January 10, 1956. Jessie Lyons, ex '54, to William H. Brown, Jr., Septem- ber 15, 1956, at Surgoinsville, Tennessee. Elvira Ann Pierce, '54, to Edward Ashley Winsor, Janu- ary 1, 1957, in Norwich, Connecticut. Sue Hutson, '55, to William L. Howard, May 26, 1956, at Ozone, Tennessee. Janet Bell, '56, to Charles Lamb, '56, December 28, 1956, in Sharon, Massachusetts. Betty Lou Cutler, '56, to David B. DeMaat, March 2, 1957. Elizabeth Enloe, '56, to John Hutton, Jr., November 2, 1956, in Atlanta, Georgia. Peggy Graham, ex '56, to Daniel C. Bates, December 21, 1956, in Loudon, Tennessee. Nancy Ann Jones, '56, to Harold Mcintosh, '58, January 1, 1957, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Roberta J. Myers, '56, to Kyle O. Petree, 55, January 1, 1957, in Friendsville, Tennessee. Lois Tinklenberg, '56, to Preston Bogia, '56, December 28, 1956, in Wilmington, Delaware. Marian Virginia Hina, ex '57, to Thomas S. Stuart, April 6, 1957, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Betty Messer, '57, to Earl L. Surrett, January 19, 1957, in Morristown, Tennessee. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. John A. ("J. D.") Davis, '30, their first child, a son, John Dillon, April 22, 1957. Rev. and Mrs. Carl S. Fisher, '36, their fifth child, a daughter, February 26, 1957. Mr. and Mrs. Fred DeLozier ( Ruby Violet Lane, '37 ) , their second child, a son, Charles Frederick, February 14, 1957. Mr. and Mrs. William Whiteley, ex '37, their second child, a son, Lawrence Oliver, September 19, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. James Renfro, '38, a daughter, Lee Ann, March 6, 1957. Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Ross White ( Emma Jane Kramer, '38), their first child, a son, David Ross, October 24, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. James E. Settle (Kathleen Cissna, '39), their second child, a son, Jeffrey Craig, February 26, 1957. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kolbe (Mae Burns, '40), their second child, a daughter, Karen Sue, April 7, 1957. Dr. and Mrs. E. B. Smith, '40 (Jean Smith, ex '46), their fifth child, a son, Robert Olin, October 7, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Rollo W. King, '41, their first child, a son, Mark Wells, October 17, 1956. Rev. and Mrs. Raymond Pittman (Margaret Lodwick, '41), a daughter, Annette Grace, May 19, 1956. Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Wright, '42 (Mary Proffitt, '42), their first child, a son, Robert Charles, Jr., October 31, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Crawford, '43 ( Dorothy Jobes, ex '43 ) , their third child, a daughter, Mary Farnham, October 9, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Berry (Lois Roberts, '44), their second child, a son, Edward Roberts, January 30, 1957. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn H. Griffin (Elizabeth Hoagland, ex '45), a son, Allan Roy, May 4, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Roberts (Louise Henry, '45), their third child, a daughter, Harriet Borden, April 8, 1957. Rev. and Mrs. Robert S. Barker, '46, their second child, a son, Daniel Lincoln, November 2, 1956, in Hokkaido, Japan. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph V. Frye, Jr. (Wanda Neal, '46), their first child, a daughter, Gertrude Jane, March 4, 1957. Rev. and Mrs. John R. Ross, '46 (Arline Whiting, '49). their third child, a son, Peter Whiting, December 26, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Andrews, Jr. (Ruth Kaye, '47), their first child, a daughter, Carolyn, November 1, 1956. Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Chapman, Jr. ( Donna Smalley, '47), their third child, a daughter, Susan Jean, December 27, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Jones (June Burns, '47), a daughter, Caroline Rebecca, January 1, 1957. Mr. and Mrs. George Martz, '47 (Jean Childress, ex '49), their second child, a son, Wesley Campbell, August 7, 1956. Rev. and Mrs. Irvin K. McArthur, '47, their fourth child, a son, John Timothy, May 8, 1956. Rev. and Mrs. Milford Castrodale, '48 (Emily Martines, ex '51), a son, Reid Wilson, September 11, 1956. Rev. and Mrs. Paul Lundell (LaVonne Heard, '48), their second child, a daughter, Barbara Grace, July 2, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Roper, Jr. (Elizabeth Crawford, '48), their second child, a son, A. D., HI, October 14, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Victor Crotinger ( Carolyn Scruggs, '49 ) , their first child, a son, Charles Victor, August 8, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Welch, '49 (Grace Hildebrand, '49), their second child, a daughter, Nancy Jean, January 25, 1957. Rev. and Mrs. Clyde Whitehead (Carleen Stephens, '49), their second child, a daughter, Rebecca Lynn, November 25, 1956. Dr. and Mrs. Walter L. Dean, '50, their first child, a son, Steven Gregory, April 14, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Webster Fue, '50, their first child, a daugh- ter, Jane Alice, February 18, 1957. Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Homans (Martha Kincaid, '50), a daughter, Nancy Parkman, December 29, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Allen G. Law, '50 (Betty Jo Clemens, '50), their third child, a son, Joel Bradley, September 25, 1956. Dr. and Mrs. Charles Mabry, '50 (Barbara Blum, '52), their second child, a son, David Charlton, June 5, 1956. Rev. and Mrs. Paul McNeil, '50 (Katherine Blackburn, '52), their second child, a son, Dale Edward, October 15, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Packard, '50, their second child, a son, Eric Walter, September 25, 1956. Rev. and Mrs. Ben Sheldon, '50, their second child, a son. John Stephen, November 21, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Guerrant Smathers (Betty Jo Smith, '50), their third child, a son, Albert Andrew, November 16, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Chesley Anderson, '50 (Barbara Gregory, '54), their first child, a son, Chesley Speer, Jr., September 22, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Farrar (Sally Kemp, '51), their sec- ond child, a daughter, Mary Leigh, February 20, 1957. Rev. and Mrs. John Folta (Ruth Humes, '51), their sec- ond child, a son, Paul Humes, February 14, 1957. Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Howard, '51 (Carolyn Beatty, '54), their second child, a daughter, Melva Ruth, October 16, 1956. Rev. and Mrs. James E. Latham, '51, their second child, a daughter, Jean Elaine, November 26, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. William C. LeNoir, Jr., '51, a daughter, Kathryn Jane, February 20, 1957. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lopez (Harriet McClain, '51), a daughter, Carie Elizabeth, October 24, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne McAfee, '51, their second child, a daughter, Sarah Annagrace, September 6, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. McNeill, '51, their first child, a son, Joseph Walter, Jr., November 20, 1956. Page Twenty-two Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Newman, '51, a son, Laurence Hall, October 27, 1956. Rev. and Mrs. Delbert R. Poling, '51 (Janet Whiting, '52), their second child, a daughter, Donna Jean, March 6, 1957. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stamper (Mary Kennedy, '51), their first child, a son, Stephen Edward, December 4, 1956). Mr. and Mrs. James Thurston, '51 (Betty Hyman, ex '53), their first child, a daughter, Lynn Beth, December 22, 1956. Rev. and Mrs. Robert Van Nest, .51, their second child, a son, Christopher Ted, November 25, 19.56. Rev. and Mrs. Robert Williams, '51 (Dorothea Fredericks, '49), their second child, a daughter, December 25, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson ( Barbara Rosensteel, '52 ) , their second child, a son, November 26, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. B. Forrest Clayton (Edith Lancaster, '52), a son, David Foirest, September 3, 1956. Rev. and Mrs. George Day, '52, their second child, a daughter, Denise Joy, March 11, 1957. Mr. and Mrs. Edward George (Betty Roach, '52), their second child, a daughter, Barbara Kay, January 12, 1957. Rev. and Mrs. Charles Holsinger, '52 (Nancy Rose, ex '53), a daughter, Bonnie Lee, December 24, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. George D. Howell, Jr., '52, their first child, a daughter, Catherine Jo, April 1, 1957. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hutcheson (Carol Jones, ex '52), their third child, a son, David, October 17, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. James R. Montgomery (Mary Blackshear, '52), their first child, a son, Charles Troy, October 1.5, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. William N. Robinson ,'52 ( Mildred Cooper, '53), their first child, a son, William Nathaniel, Jr., October 27, 1956. Rev. and Mrs. Ralph Thiesse, '52, their first child, a son, Branon Ralph, March 2, 1957. Mr. and Mrs. John Young (Bobbie Graves, '52), twin daughters, Patricia Anne and Pamela Sue, June 6, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Eaddy, '53, their first child, a daughter, Mary Elizabeth, October 22, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Leech (Karole Kapp Leach, '53), a son, Mark Hunter, June 25, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Neary, Jr., ex '53 (Sue White, '53), their first child, a son, Bruce Clayton, March 9, 1957. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Wilbanks, '53, a daughter, Ruth Ann, October 22, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Griffin (Barbara Beavers, '54), their first child, a son, Douglas Vaughn, July 26, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hunt, '54 (Carrol Cornell, '54), their second child, a son, Kevin James, March 26, 1957. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mizelle, '54 (Beth Chamberlin, ex '55), a daughter, Laura Beth, December 29, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Young, '54 (Polly Trnavsky, ex '57), their first child, a son, Paul Matthew, February 2, 1957. Mr. and Mrs. John Crowder (Lou Hutson, '55), their first child, a daughter, Carol Suzanne, May 19, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. McWilliams, '55, a son, Stephen Arthur, November 24, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. David Waite (Carol F. Moore, '55), their first child, a son, Daniel James, September 15, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Don Adams, '56 (Grace Harrison, '55), their first child, a daughter, Julia Elizabeth, October 23, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Webb (Grace Benham Webb, '56), their first child, a daughter, Margaret Grace, October 20, 1956. DEATHS Rev. Dr. John Grant Newman, '88, died September 28, 1956, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was ninety-three years of age. Dr. Newman had retired from the active min- istry in 1937 and was pastor emeritus of the Chambers-Wiley Memorial Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia. From 1893- 1903 he was professor of the Latin Language and Literature at Maryville, while serving also as pastor of the Shannondale Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. He received the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the College in 1908, and had been a member of its Board of Directors since 1915. He is survived by one son and four daughters, and a sister, Mrs. John R. Stoffell (Edith Newman, '00). Rev. Alexander P. Cooper, '89, died October 27, 1956, in Des Moines, Iowa, where he had lived since the death of his wife in 1944. He had previously lived for many years in Cozad, Nebraska. Rev. James L. Ritchie, '95, died January 31, 1957, in Santa Barbara, California. He was eighty-seven years of age. For the past three years he had lived in a rest home but was active both physically and mentally until his death which came suddenly. Three of his four children attended Maryville College— Eva Ritchie, '19, now Mrs. Charles Shields; Mabel Richie, Prep. '19; and Charles Martin Ritchie, ex '30. Laura Magill (Mrs E. L. ) Webb, Prep. '01, died April 20, 1957, at her home in Maryville. She is survived by three sons, Charles, '27, Hadley, '32, and Leslie, '33; a brother, Thomas Brown Magill, Prep. '01, and a sister, Mrs. A. W Gutridge ( Effie Magill, Prep. '04). Rev. Ralph S. Carson, '14, died November 6, 1956, of a coronary occlusion, at his home in Mooresville, North Caro- lina. He had been in the ministry for forty years and had been pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church in Moores- ville for the past twenty-seven years. His wife, the former Mary Coile, Prep. '14, survives him, and since his death is making her home in Pineville, North Carolina. Lula Creswell (Mrs. Rolfe) Rankin, '16, died suddenly February 11, 1957, at her home in Rolla, Missouri. She is survived by her husband, Rolfe M. Rankin, '16, a daughter, and two sons, one of whom attended Maryville, Robert Rankin, ex '40. Luther Edward Johnson, '19, died October 9, 1956, in Springdale, Arkansas, following a long illness. He had been a resident and business man of Springdale for many years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and one son. Thomas M. Blackburn, ex '19, died December 28, 1956, in Knoxville, at the age of sixty-three. He was a brother of Ben, '27; Mabel Blackburn Fox, '29; E. A., ex '31; Roy, ex '30; and John K, ex '36. Blanche McGinley (Mrs. Ralph) McConnell, ex '19, died February 17, 1957, at her home in Maryvile. She is sur- vived by her husband, Ralph E. McConnell, '13. Lucien Hamilton, ex '27, died February 1, 1957. Anita Ghigo, '30, died October 29, 1956, after a three months' illness. Her home was Valdese, North Carolina, where she had been a teacher. Rev. William J. Dobbie '33, died August 20, 1956, in Altoona, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Western Theological Seminary, his first pastorate was in the Chattanooga Pres- bytery of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., but since 1941 he had served several charges under the Northern New York Conference of the Methodist Church. His last charge was in Fernwood, New York, from which he had retired in 1955 because of his health. He is survived by his wife (Annette Luetje, '33) and three daughters. They are now making their home in Atlanta, Georgia. Page Twenty-three Old Anderson, historic landmark and symbol of Alma Mater to more than four thousand loyal alumni, is now lighted at night. This is the way it looks to Blount Countians on a quiet spring evening.