VIEW OF SAMUEL TYNDALE WILSON CHAPEL
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
President Edwin A. Shelley, '31
Vice President Roy D. Crawford, '43
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,
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
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.
E. A. SHELLEY.
President Lloyd's Page
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
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.
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
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,
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.
THE CAMPAIGN FOR AID TO EDUCATION
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
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,
(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-
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.
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-
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-
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.
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,
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-
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-
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-
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.
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
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
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-
Mrs. Nita Eckles West Honored
Mrs. West receiving honorary
membership in the Maryville College
Playhouse from Miss Katlileen Craven,
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.
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
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-
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
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
CALIFORNIA: On December 5, approximately thirty
alumni and former students attended a dinner meeting of the
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,
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.
MARYVILLE COLLEGE SENIORS ELECTED TO WHO'S WHO
IN AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Mrs. Katherine Lceth
Williamson, W. Va.
Mt. Holly, X. J.
Port Tampa City, Fla.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Skvland, N. C.
ALPHA GAMMA SIGMA
William Henry Deerficld
Newark, N. J.
Ann Stuart Fulton
Clare Elizabeth Cowans
Philip Harris Muir
Margaret Jean MoClure
Mary Louise Ogden
Natalie Ann Richards Win. Eugene Sehofield Barbara Wilkie
Louisville, Ky. Bedford, Ind. Skvland, N. C.
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
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
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
ALPHA GAMMA SIGMA
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-
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
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
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.
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.
Emory & Henry..
Emory & Henry ..
Tenn. Wesleyan ..
— Georgia State
— Tenn. Wesleyan...
8 Lost 8
Bill Wallace, high-scoring center, aver-
aged 22.45 points per game for a total
of 359 points.
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
BASEBALL TEAM RECORD
6 — Lincoln Memorial
11 — Milligan
8 — E. Kentucky
11 — Hiwassee
— Lincoln Memorial
4 — Carson-Newman
7 — McGhee Tyson AFB ...
2 — E. Tenn. State
7 — McGhee Tyson AFB
8 — Emory & Henry
7 — Carson-Newman
Two Maryville College Southeastern Champions in action.
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
Bill Strickland in the shot-put.
Tom Morris takes a high hurdle.
Jim Catc ready for sprint start.
Leiv McFarland and Joe Williams in the half-mile
Here and There
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.
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
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.
George Middleton is now living in Denver, Colorado. He
had lived in Sioux City, Iowa, for many years.
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.
Rev. George H. Douglas resigned the pastorate of the
Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Congregational Church last October
to become pastor of the Congregational Church of Hayden-
Rev. H. L. Weir retired from the ministry in March. His
last pastorate was in Bellaire, Ohio. He is now living in
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.
John and Helen ( Newell ) Witherspoon are now living in
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-
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,
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.
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.
Elsie Gleason's address is now Memorial Hospital,
Fatehgarh, U.P., India. She has resumed the duties of Mis-
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.
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
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.
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-
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Clyde R. Brown is now pastor of the Woodlawn Presby-
terian Church, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. He was formerly at
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-
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
Bill and Elizabeth ( Copeland, ex '46) Buford are living
in Phoenix, Arizona, where Bill is pastor of the Asbury Meth-
Charles Burgreen stopped by the Alumni Office last fall
on his way to Tokyo, Japan, where he is serving as an army
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
an expected commuter boom. Carol writes "there is no other
school I would rather have my three children attend than
James H. Manning, ex '44, visited the Alumni Office in
March. He is engaged in the practice of surgery in Marietta,
Since December John C. Taylor has been pastor of First
Presbyterian Church in Blairstown, New Jersey. He is also
chaplain of Blair Academy.
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
Edward Gates began work in December as a member of
the editorial staff of the G. and C. Merriam Company in
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
Helen Wilson James is assistant librarian at the high school
in Easton, Pennsylvania. She also teaches one class of Eng-
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.
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,
Owen and Lois ( Thomas, '48 ) MeGarity are serving in
a Larger Parish in Rosenburg, Texas. They were formerly in
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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-
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
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-
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
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
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,
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.
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
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
Janet Kihlgren, under appointment by the Central Ameri-
can Mission, went to Costa Rica last summer for language
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.
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.
He is continuing graduate- study at Indiana University at
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
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.
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-
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
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-
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.
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-
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
Jean Morgan Roesler is living in Weisbaden, Germany,
where her husband is stationed with the United States Air
Don Williams received the M.S. degree in biology from
Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and is doing further
graduate study there.
Clarence Norton is a student at Emory University in
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-
Raymond Van Stone is a student at McCormick Theologi-
Janet Whitmore is working on the Bookmobile of Lawson
McGhee Library in Knoxville.
Katherine Wayland, '34, to Jarvis Lyle, November 3, 1956.
Josephine Gillette, '43, to Frank R. Reinhardt, October 7,
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.
Shirland Roussey, '53, to John S. Daglian, August 11,
Lacy Woody, '53, to Esta Tomblin, August 28, 1956.
Janie Griffitts, '54, to Philip M. Young, '55, January 10,
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,
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.
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,
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,
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
Rev. and Mrs. Clyde Whitehead (Carleen Stephens, '49),
their second child, a daughter, Rebecca Lynn, November 25,
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,
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,
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
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.
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,
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
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,
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
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.
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.