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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. 





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, 
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. 


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. 



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, 




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 


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. 

Page Five 



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- 
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. 


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- 


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. 

Page Six 

The Maryville College Choir 


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. 


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- 

Page Seven 

Dr. Edwin Roy Hunter 


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 

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. 


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 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- 

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 

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 
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, 

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 


Evelyn Blackburn 
Maryville, Tenn. 

Sam Buffatt 
Centralia, 111. 

Mrs. Katherine Lceth 


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. 


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 


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. 


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 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 


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 


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. 





— Hiwassee 




Emory & Henry.. 












— Centre 








— Tusculum 




Emory & Henry .. 








Tenn. Wesleyan .. 




— Hiwassee 








— Georgia State 








— Tenn. Wesleyan... 




— Chattanooga 



8 Lost 8 

Bill Wallace, high-scoring center, aver- 
aged 22.45 points per game for a total 
of 359 points. 

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on the Hill 


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 




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. 

Page Fifteen 


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. 
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. 


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. 

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. 


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. 


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 
Memphis, Tennessee. 


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." 


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- 
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. 


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. 


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. 

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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. 


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 
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. 


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 
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. 


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 

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 

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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, 

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 
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. 


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 
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. 

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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. 


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 
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. 


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. 

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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 
competitive examinations. 

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- 
cal Seminary. 

Janet Whitmore is working on the Bookmobile of Lawson 
McGhee Library in Knoxville. 


Katherine Wayland, '34, to Jarvis Lyle, November 3, 1956. 
in Knoxville. 

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. 

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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 
25, 1957. 

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 
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. 

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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 
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, 

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. 


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. 

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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.