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Mary v tile College 

BULLETIN 




ERNEST C. BROWN 



(See Page Ten) 



APRIL 
1958 



ALUMNI 
ISSUE 



1958 COMMENCEMENT 

Friday, May 16 

8:30 p. m. — Commencement Play — Twelfth Night. 

Saturday, May 17 
8:00 a. m. — Senior Class Chapel Service. 

1:00 p. m. — Alumni luncheon (for those not involved in reunion plans). 
3:00 p. m. — Officers' Reception. 
5:00 p. m. — Annual Alumni Association Meeting. 
6:30 p. m. — Annual Alumni Dinner. 

Sunday, May 18 
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 the Rev. Jose Borges dos Santos, Jr., of 
Sao Paulo, Brazil, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church of Brazil. 

Monday, May 19 
8:00 a. m. — Chapel Service — Distribution of Prizes. 
8:30 p. in. — Commencement Play — Twelfth Night. 

Tuesday, May 20 

8:00 a. m. — Chapel Service — Music Program. 

3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p. m. — Reception for Alumni, Seniors, Parents of Students, Faculty, and 

other Guests, by President and Mrs. Lloyd at Morningside. 
8:30 p. m. — Commencement Play — Twelfth Night. 

Wednesday, May 21 

10:30 a. m. — Graduation Exercises — Address by Rev. Dr. Eugene Carson Blake, Stated 
Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. 

FOUNDERS AND HOMECOMING DAY - 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1958 

OFFICERS OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

1957-1958 

President Donald Briggs, '33 

Vice President Mrs. Roy Laughmiller, '43 

Recording Secretary Miss Winifred Painter, '15 

Executive Board 

Class of 1958: Mrs. Don Moore (Janice Clements), '55; Mrs. L. C. Olin (Bessie Henry), '20; 
Al W. Dockter, '47. 

Area Members: Southeast, Mrs. Mary Kate Duskin (Lewis), '20, Atlanta, 
Georgia. 
East Central, George Callahan, '20, VVaukegan, Illinois. 

Class of 1959: Commodore Fisher, '16; Mrs. Edward Lyle (Edna McCamy), '29; Andrew 
L. Alexander, '34. 

Area Members: Mid-Atlantic, Rev. Edward Brubaker, '38, Philadelphia, Pa. 
West Coast, Rev. Lester Bond, '15, San Diego, California. 

Class of 1960: James R. Bennett, '41; Frank Atchison, '36; Mrs. G. W. Burchfield (Martha 
Henry), '27. 

Area Members: West Central, Louis Blair, '32, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

Northeast, Rev. Andrew Newcomer, Bloomfield, N. J., '33. 

MARYVILLE COLLEGE BULLETIN 

Published by Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee 

Ralph Waldo Lloyd, President 

Vol. LVI April, 1958 No. 4 

Published quarterly by Maryville College. Entered May 24, 1904, at Maryville, Tennessee, as second- 
class moil matter. Acceptance for mailing at speciol rote of postage provided for in Section 1103, Act of 
October 3, 1917, authorized February 10, 1919. 




DONALD BRIGGS, '33 
President of the Maryville College 
Alumni Association 



Dear Alumni: 

As my year as President of the Alumni Association nears completion, I am impressed with two principal 
sources of cooperation. 

First of all, I am glad to state that your Alumni officers are afforded most effective and sympathetic 
help by the College. Of course, this assistance is spearheaded by our own Scotty, but is shared by many 
others, including President Lloyd. 

Secondly, we have been most encouraged by your responses to inquiries and suggestions made during 
the past several months. For example: 

1. You gave an overwhelmingly affirmative vote on the Alumni Directory ( I understand the books 
will be ready very soon). 

2. You sent in your Bucks-of-the-Month at a better rate than ever. 

3. Many of you sent in for copies of the brochures for prospective new students — An Invitation to Your 
Future and the Maryville College View Book called For the Best Years of Your Life. 

4. A fine crowd turned out for the Homecoming (and we hope to see many more on Alumni Day- 
May 17). 

Again, thanks for your encouragement. Let's do even better for your new officers of the 195S-59 year. 



Sincerely 

DON BRIGGS. 



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President Lloyd's Page 




Ralph W. Lloyd 
President of Maryville College 



DEAR ALUMNI: 

1. THE CLOSE OF ANOTHER COLLEGE YEAR is 
rushing upon us. The campus calendar for the next few 
weeks is, as usual, too crowded for the good of intellectual 
work. But it is a season of real interest and excitement. We 
are all carried forward by the graduation prospects and pro- 
gram of the senior class. It comprises a considerable segment 
of our college population, and because receiving a college 
degree is a first experience for the seniors each year, it never 
really grows old to the others of us who formulate the program 
and have personal interest in the graduates. The academic- 
year closes with Commencement on May 21 and the fiscal 
year on May 31. 

2. CONSTRUCTION ON THE NEW DORMITORY 
should be underway by Commencement Day, although we 
have falsely predicted this so often that I hesitate to do it 
here. But I shall take the risk again. We have worked 
over the general design and the details more than might seem 
necessary because we are thinking of this as a study in what 
yet other dormitories might be in the future. Starting at this 
time means occupancy after Christmas rather than in Septem- 
ber. But it will be an interesting and impressive building. 

3. SPECIAL COMMUNITY SERVICES by the College 
are increasing greatly. I hope you have read and will read 
again the impressive list on page seven of the Alumni Bulletin 
published last fall. Additional services have developed since 
then and others are in the planning stage. For example, in 
April there was held for the first time a religious drama work- 
shop, attended by people from Maryville, Alcoa, Knoxville, 
and other communities. The teaching of foreign languages 
by college students in the elementary grades will probably 
expand in the fall from one to three schools upon earnest re- 
quest of parents and schools. There is a limit to time, per- 
sonnel, money, and logical offerings, but we are giving new 
study to college-community cooperation. Part of the impetus 

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is from the study and work of the present Long-Range Plan- 
ning Committee. 

4. PARTICIPATION OF THE FACULTY in Long-Range 
Planning has been active during the current college year. 
At the suggestion of the Long-Range Planning Committee of 
thirteen, established by the Directors, I appointed seventeen 
faculty-staff committees of three to five members each to 
study and report their findings and opinions on seventeen 
phases of the College's present and future life and work. 
Their reports are now being formulated and all that are ready 
will be transmitted to the Long-Range Planning Committee 
when it meets May 2-3. Faculty-staff reports will continue to 
be received through next fall. 

5. THE COLLEGE'S CHURCH AFFILIATION will 
continue to be legally and functionally as in the past, but 
there are some new structures and relationships coming up. 
In June, the Synod of Mid-South, to which the College is or- 
ganically related, will merge with the Synod of Blue Ridge, 
which consists of three presbyteries of Negro members, retain- 
ing the present name of Synod of Mid-South. 

On May 28, the Presbyterian Church in the USA, with 
which the College is affiliated, will unite with the United 
Presbyterian Church of North America to form the United 
Presbyterian Church in the USA. This will be an historic 
occasion in which all Presbyterians will rejoice. 

6. THERE WILL BE A MARYVILLE COLLEGE 
BREAKFAST at the Presbyterian General Assembly in Pitts- 
burgh on Saturday, May 31, at 7:30 a. m. The exact place 
is not yet known, but it will be near the Syria Mosque, where 
the General Assembly meets, and there will be notices and 
posters on which to sign posted at Syria Mosque. 

Sincerely yours, 



COMMENCEMENT - 1958 

Commencement Day is Wednesday, May 21. Alumni Day 
is scheduled for the preceding Saturday, May 17, followed 
by Baccalaureate Sunday on May 18. Other important days 
.mil events are given on the calendar printed on the inside 
of the front cover. 

Judging from the early start several ol the reunion classes 
have made in their planning, the attendance for the Alumni 
Day observance this year may well set a new record. The 
schedule of events is as follows: 

( 1 ) 8:00 a. m.-Senior Chapel; (2) 1:00 p. m.-Alumni 
Luncheon (for those not involved in reunion plans); 3:00 
p. m.— Officers' Reception; 5:00 p. m.— Annual Alumni 
Meeting in Fine Arts Center; 6:30 p.m.— Alumni Dinner. 

Registration will take place in the foyer of the Chapel- 
Theatre during the morning. This is your opportunity to meet 
old classmates and renew acquaintances. As has been the 
case for the past two or three years, there will be on exhibit 
a number of old pictures, annuals, and other relics of a by-gone 
era. A picture of the football team of 1894, believed to be 
the oldest Maryville College football picture now extant, will 
be on exhibition. 

The reunion classes will be booked for their several 
luncheon engagements. For those not involved in reunions, 
there will be a general alumni luncheon at one o'clock in a 
nearby restaurant. We would like to have your reservation 
for this. 

At three o'clock, the annual reception, a new feature, will 
be held on the lawn near Thaw Hall. The College Band will 
play during this event, another departure from previous Alumni 
Day practices. 

Note that the time of the Dinner has been changed from 
seven o'clock to six-thirty. There will be no formal address 
at the dinner. 

Following a long-established Maryville tradition, President 
Lloyd will preach the Baccalaureate sermon. The speaker at 
Commencement Vespers in the evening of Baccalaureate Sun- 
day will be the Rev. Jose Borges dos Santos, Jr., of Sao Paulo, 
Brazil, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyte- 
rian Church of Brazil. 

It will be noted that the Commencement Play this year is 
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, and that it will be given three 
times — Friday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings. It is under 
tin direction of Miss Kathleen Craven, assistant professor of 
Drama and Speech, and will be performed in the magnificent 
College Theatre which is a major unit of the Samuel Tyndale 
Wilson Chapel, Alumni, parents, students, and their friends 
are invited to the reception given by President and Mrs. Lloyd 
at their home on the afternoon before Commencement Day. 

There will be 130 seniors in the graduating class this 
year, of whom fifteen completed their work at the end of 
the first semester. 



THE COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER 

The Commencement address on May 21 will be given by 
the Rev. Dr. Eugene Carson Blake of Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania. One of the best known and most influential church 
leaders of the day, Dr. Blake holds a prominent place also in 
the field of higher education. 

His permanent official position is that of Stated Clerk of 
the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. 
This is generally regarded as the chief executive office in his 
Church, which is the largest of Presbyterian bodies in the 
world. 

Dr. Blake has been the most influential Protestant voice 
in America during the past three years when he was President 
of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the 
U.S.A. He has traveled and spoken in many countries of 
the world, and was the leader of a distinguished delegation 
to Russia two years ago. His writings and nation-wide TV 
appearances are numerous. He is Chairman of the Finance 
Committee and member of the Executive Committee of the 
World Council of Churches, and serves on many other com- 
mittees and boards. 

Prior to assuming the position of Stated Clerk of the 
Presbyterian, USA, General Assembly seven years ago, Dr. 
Blake was Pastor of the Pasadena Presbyterian Church in 
California, a great church of four thousand members. He 




Dr. Blake 

was graduated with honors in philosophy from Princeton 
University, where he was a member of the varsity football 
team for three years, and from Princeton Theological Semi- 
nary. He is now on the Boards of Directors of both of these 
institutions. Between college and seminary, he taught a year 
in India and studied a sear at the University of Edinburgh, 
Scotland, lie began Ins ministry in 1932 as assistant pastor 
at St. Nicholas Collegiate Church on Fifth Avenue in New 
York City, became pastor ot First Presbyterian Church, Al- 
bany, New York, in 1935, and of the Pasadena Church in 
1940. 



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NEW BUILDING 

After a frustrating series of delays, plans for the long 
discussed new dormitory for women have been completed 
and approved by all responsible parties— associated architects, 
Maryville College, U. S. Housing and Home Finance of- 
ficials in Atlanta, and the officials who administer the new 
Maryville City building code. 

In April working drawings and specifications were put out 
for bids, which are due to be opened on May 6. If there is 
a satisfactory bid received, it is our purpose to award a con- 
tract and break ground immediately. We hope to move into 
the building in January, 1959. 

It will be a superior fireproof building of brick, concrete, 
steel, glass, and aluminum. The style will be contemporary. 
The location will be on the high ground near the site of 
the former Lamar house east of Pearsons and northeast of 
Willard House ( the President's former home ) . 

There will be four floors including: ( 1 ) a ground floor 
containing a large lobby, the housemother's apartment, the 
dormitory office, and two guest rooms; (2) two student resi- 
dence floors, each with twenty-four double rooms, and ample 
toilet, bath, and laundry facilities; (3) a large basement de- 
signed for recreational and utility purposes. 

There will be broad overhangs front and back, and per- 
forated brick walls enclosing courts at both ends of the build- 
ing. 

CARNEGIE HALL REHABILITATION 

The long-term loan of $400,000 to Maryville College ap- 
proved by the U. S. Housing and Finance Agency, is desig- 
nated for the new women's dormitory and for remodeling, 
repairing, or renewing ( the Federal Government's word is 
rehabilitating) Carnegie, Memorial, and Pearsons Halls. About 
one-half of the money will be added to the $204,000 re- 
ceived from gifts to build the new dormitory, and the other 
half will be divided among the three old dormitories. 




Carnegie Hall 

Because we cannot spare dormitories during the college 
sessions, the rehabilitation must be done in summer, and we 
have been given the two summers of 1958 and 1959 to com- 
plete the work. We are taking the largest and most needy 
building first — Carnegie. Barber and McMurry, Architects, 
Knoxville, have drawn plans which we have approved. 



The building now houses 218 men. The enlarging of rec- 
reation and lounge space, of bathrooms, and of several small 
residence rooms will reduce the capacity to 191. The apart- 
ments in the two wings, the small first-floor apartment for 
the Housemother, the guest room, and the dormitory office, 
will be retained. 

The major renewals will consist of new equipment in 
the eight bathrooms; two new steel stairways from the base- 
ment to the fourth floor; new main entrances at the two ends 
of the building; hardwood flooring in all student rooms and 
in the fourth floor corridor ( first, second, and third floor cor- 
ridors have in the past few years been renewed with hard- 
wood ) ; new doors to all student rooms; new window sills 
in much of the building, and new windows as well as window 
sills on the fourth floor and elsewhere; and the enlarged rec- 
reation and lounge facilities. 

Work will start immediately after Commencement and 
must be completed by September 1. All furniture now in 
the building will be stored for the summer in the Intramural 
Gymnasium ( incidentally, but seriously, remodeling the build- 
ing is going to make some of the furniture look older than 
ever ) . 

Because of the need of dormitory rooms for Synod and 
other church conferences in June, work in Memorial and 
Pearsons will not be done until next year. 




Pearsons Hall 

Someone will certainly ask, "Why is Baldwin Hall not 
designated in the loan? Is it not the same age as Memorial 
and does it not have equal need of rehabilitation?" Yes, 
the front part of it is of the same age and structure as is 
Memorial. But the long extension containing two-thirds of 
the rooms, part built in 1895 and part in 1904, is of in- 
ferior materials and construction. Also, a campus master- 
plan being developed calls for Baldwin to be replaced some 
day by a more general-duty building, perhaps one for ad- 
ministrative offices, since the location is conveniently avail- 
able to the main campus gates, and is near the new general 
duty buildings ( Chapel, Theater, Fine Arts Music Hall ) . 
Baldwin is in need of considerable rehabilitation, but since 
it is not to be a permanent building, it is not designated 
in the U. S. Loan. We cannot spare it until a second new 
women's dormitory is built, which probably put its removal 
some years in the future unless a friend with funds comes 
forward. 

R. W. L. 



Page Six 




The Championship Maryville College Debute Team. 



FORENSICS OF FIFTY-EIGHT 

The Maryville College Debate team won outstanding recog- 
nition for its performance during the season just concluded. 
Of the five tournaments in which the team was entered the 
MC debaters took sweepstakes honors in four, a record which 
is hard to beat. 

Perhaps the best achievement of the team was the win- 
ning of the three-day, eight-state Pi Kappa Delta tournament 
on the week-end of April 12-13 at Wake Forest College in 
Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 

On a combined points total, involving debate, oratory, 
after-dinner, and extemporaneous speaking and discussion, 
Maryville won the tournament's only superior rating in the 
women's sweepstakes division. Miss Corita Erwin and Miss 
Eleonore Koster composed the women's debate team. Miss 
Margaret Paterson entered two individual contests, winning 
several points toward the sweepstakes. 

In the men's division, with Robert Goodlin and Keith Ham 
teaming up, Maryville won an excellent rating. Taking the 
men's and women's division together, Maryville College gar- 
nered the highest number of points of all thirteen competing 
schools. In the debate contest alone, both men's and wom- 
en's teams from the Hill received a rating of excellent. 

In individual debates, Miss Koster received a rating of 
superior and Keith Ham a rating of excellent. The same two 
debaters received ratings of superior in after-dinner speaking. 
In extemporaneous speaking, Miss Koster received a rating of 
superior. Both Margaret Paterson and Keith Ham reached 
the finals in that event. 

In oratory, Keith Ham received a rating of superior; Bob 
Goodlin, superior; Corita Erwin, excellent; and Eleonore Koster, 
excellent. In addition, Miss Koster received a rating of ex- 
cellent in the discussion event. Coach for the team is Newell 
Withcrspoon, assistant professor of Economics and Business 
Administration. 



A GRASS ROOTS PUBLIC RELATIONS 
PROGRAM 

A "grass roots, get-out-the-local vote" public relations pro- 
gram was launched this year with excellent support from the 
top-notch debate team members, with the idea of encouraging 
high school seniors in the immediate Maryville area to attend 
the College. 

A number of engagements were booked, mostly for as- 
sembly programs in the high schools, occasionally for a senior 
group or a junior-senior assemblage. 

A lively, semi-humorous skit entitled So This is College 
was written by Miss Eleonore Koster and Robert Goodlin of 
the debate team and produced at these programs. At hast 
one high school which was visited by the "troupe" acclaimed 
it as the best program they had ever had! The College di- 
rector of public relations booked the engagements and intro- 
duced the speakers. Eleonore and Bob handled the assign- 
ments at several high schools and were aided by Corita Erwin 
and Dale Young toward the end of the season when it became 
rather urgent that the original duo concentrate upon the mat- 
ter of studying for examinations! 

The program at Friendsville High School was done ex- 
ceptionally well on short notice when Miss Ann Wiley and 
John West, two seniors, came to Scotty's rescue when it was 
discovered at the last minute that the debaters were to be 
out of town when the visit to Friendsville was planned. 

Schools which were visited during the past few weeks w. i. 
as follows: Everett, Alcoa, Porter, Friendsville, Maryville, Len- 
oir City, Madisonville, Townsend, and Lanier. Miss June 
Keeney, another senior, helped represent Maryville College at 
a College Day program at Clinton High School in April. 

Several applications which may be attributed to these visits 
have already been noted. 

Week-end \isits to the Maryville College campus by Inch 
school seniors from these and other schools have been sched 
tiled this spring. This is a practice which was begun last year 
with considerable success. It is a pleasure to be able to report 
that applications lor next tall are coming in at a very' healthy 
rate, indicating that these activities are not in vain. 



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THE ANNUAL MATHEMATICS CONTEST 

Nearly three hundred high school students representing 
Blount, Sevier, Loudon, and Monroe counties participated in 
the second annual mathematics contest held in the Chapel 
on Friday, April 18. Maryville College was designated as 
one of the seventeen testing centers throughout the state. The 
number of entries this year was nearly double the number 
which took the examinations last year at Maryville. The com- 
petition is sponsored on a state-wide basis by the Tennessee 
Teachers of Mathematics Association. It is open to all public, 
private, and parochial schools in the state. 

Subject areas for the testing program include first and 
second year algebra, plane geometry, and a comprehensive 
mathematics examination for high school seniors only. Exami- 
nations are of the multiple choice type and last for one hour. 

The contest brings to the campus each spring some of the 
outstanding students in area high schools. Teachers accom- 
pany the students as sponsors, and all are served a picnic 
lunch on the campus. Professor Mack Tolar, of the Maryville 
College faculty, was one of the original sponsors of the com- 
petition. Last year, he served as state chairman of the event, 
and this year, he was chairman of the East Tennessee divi- 
sion. The competition has come to be regarded as one of 
the outstanding public relations events for the College, as 
the participating students are naturally of high calibre. Each 
school selects the entries carefully, so that the participants 
represent the real top-notchers in math. 

The College this year awarded a $200 scholarship to the 
winner of the comprehensive mathematics contest. Cash awards 
were given to the first three places in each of the four divi- 
sions. 

Special importance was attached to the competition this 
year in view of the fact that several bills are now pending 
before Congress which will provide aid in stimulating the 
study of science and mathematics in secondary schools. Stu- 
dents in high schools which have participated in contests simi- 
lar to the state math competition may therefore enjoy a pre- 
ferred position in the awarding of national scholarships as 
proposed in pending legislation. 



Alumni may take pride in the important role their Alma 
Mater is playing in this state-wide recognition of the growing 
significance of mathematics and the sciences. 

DR. BRIGGS AND HYPNOSIS EXPERIMENT 

Dr. David H. Briggs, '19, head of the Maryville College 
psychology and education department for the past 22 years, 
has suddenly found himself in the limelight as the result of 
experiments in hypnosis which he has been conducting in 
the classroom. An article in THE KNOXVILLE NEWS- 
SENTINEL by staff writer Homer Clonts started the wires 
buzzing and Dr. Briggs and his work were described in news- 
papers all over the country. NEWSWEEK took notice of the 
experiments and the Alumni Office received a number of de- 
lighted comments from individuals throughout the nation. 
Don Briggs, the Alumni Association president (no relation), 
says that the story was not only carried in the New York 
press but also was featured as top news on the metropoli- 
tan TV. 

Actually, Dr. Briggs does not practice any mumbo-jumbo 
or invoke mysterious spirits. The idea which he has put into 
practice with considerable success is to hypnotize students 
so that they forget the deep-seated blocks in their sub-conscious 
mind to enable them to retain more easily what he teaches 
them. He has found through serious experimentation that 
students who succumb to his suggestions make from 12 to 
15 per cent better grades than those who don't. 

Extensive use is made of wire recordings of Dr. Briggs' 
voice. Students drop off to sleep one by one. At the time 
of the visit by Homer Clonts, 28 seniors and juniors in a 
mental hygiene class dropped into a deep sleep for about 
thirty minutes. Although it was April 1, Mr. Clonts pointed 
out that it was no "April Fool" joke! 

Dr. Briggs is very seriously interested in the idea, and 
College authorities believe it is very worth while. Efforts 
are being made to find an individual or organization that 
will furnish funds for a year of intensive research by Dr. 
Briggs in the educational value of hypnosis. 




High School students from 
Blount Countij's Everett 
High School register for the 
annual Mathematics Contest 
in the Chapel-Theatre. 



Page Eight 




Religious 

Drama 

Workshop 



RELIGIOUS DRAMA WORKSHOP 

A Religious Drama Workshop sponsored by the Drama 
Department of Maryville College under the direction of Miss 
Kathleen Craven was held at the College on Saturday, April 
12. This was another of the highly significant events which 
is making the College more and more a community —in fact, 
an East Tennessee — asset. 

The program was an all-day affair and a total of between 
fifty-five and sixty people registered. The general consensus 
of opinion was that the workshop was a great success. 

One of the outstanding features was a panel discussion 
on the Uses of Drama in the Church, with Dr. Curtis Wagner, 
pastor of First Methodist Church in Knoxville, Mrs. Thelma 
Kramer, a member of the College faculty, and Miss Shirley 
Harris, director of Christian Education in Faith Cooperative 
Parish, as participants. Mrs. Ralph Spraker, of Maryville, dis- 
cussed the writing and production of pageants. A demon- 
stration of lighting by E. P. Dupler, of the Knowille Scenic- 
Studios, and a demonstration of make-up by Miss Marcia Wil- 
liams, director of Christian Education at Northside Presbyte- 
rian Church in Chattanooga, were among the other features. 
Drama majors of the College conducted a demonstration of 
costuming and setting the church play. Displays of make-up, 
costumes, wigs, books about the theatre, and copies of re- 
ligious plays from several of the larger supply houses in the 
country were on exhibit in the Theatre lobby. 

THE 1958 FEBRUARY MEETINGS 

The influence of the February Meetings, held January 29 
to February 5, was both wide and deep. This was the 82nd 
series. The first was in 1877. 

The preacher was Rev. Dr. James R. I line, Director of 
the Presbyterian Student Foundation and Pastor of McKinley 
Memorial Church, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois. 



He understands students and presented with unusual appeal 
the call of Christ to Christian belief, character, and service. 

The song leader was Rev. Dr. JoeEd Hollis, Minister of 
Education and Music, First Presbyterian Church, Daytona 
Beach, Florida. He is associated with Rev. Dr. Paul M. Edris 
of the Maryville Class of 1932. 

For the seventh year Dr. Henry (Barrie) Barraclough was 
the guest accompanist. 

Plans for the 1959 Meetings are already in process. 

RETIREMENT OF MISS McCORKLE 

At April 1, 1958, Miss Jessie Eleanor McCorklc retired 
from the Maryville College staff after a service of twenty- 
nine years. 

At first she was an assistant in Baldwin Hall and worked 
part time in the Treasurer's Office. Later she became a full- 
time assistant in the Treasurer's Office and has been known 
in that capacity to students and faculty for more than a 
quarter of a century. 

Miss McCorkle is a native of Knoxville and attended 
school there, later enrolling for business and religious train- 
ing courses in Chicago and elsewhere. Before coming to Mary- 
ville she was a department store secretary and bookkeeper in 
Johnson City, Tennessee, and for three years was on the stalt 
at Lees-McRae College in North Carolina. She is a lifelong 
Presbyterian. 

She has made a notable record for her loyalty and faith- 
fulness and through most of her years of service could be 
found working on invoices and books in the Treasurer's Of- 
fice long hours after closing time. 

Miss McCorkle expects to make her residence in Mary- 
ville, where she will continue to have the good wishes of 
many friends on the campus and in the community. 



Page Nine 



BROWNIE: 
"Our Most Unforgettable Character" 

One of the leading magazines has a regular feature 
called "The Most Unforgettable Character I've Met." A great 
many Maryville College alumni, if asked to suggest a per- 
sonality in recent times whose name has been virtually 
synonymous with the College, would certainly offer the name 
of Ernest C. Brown, the College engineer, known to gener- 
ations of alumni as "Brownie." His booming salutation, warm 
handshake, lively humor, and devotion to Maryville College 
have endeared him for nearly fifty years with students, faculty, 
townspeople — in fact, with just about everyone who has had 
contact with him. 

As Maryville College's public relations officer without port- 
folio, he is a unique ambassador of good-will. Recognition of 
this unusual career on the campus came last fall when Dr. 
Lloyd asked Brownie to appear before the Board of Directors 
at their fall meeting to do a little reminiscing. His remarks 
are produced verbatim as follows: 

Dr. Lloyd, Ladies and Gentlemen: 

I feel highly honored to be asked to say a few words 
about my stay at Maryville College. I started to school in 
1903 with Miss Margaret as my teacher in the 7th grade. 
Judge Gamble was teaching the 8th grade, and Professor Gill 
had charge of the prep school department. 

I worked as a student in the summer after crops were laid 
by. We helped build Voorhees Chapel in 1904 at twelve 
and one-half cents per hour. We were cutting concrete. As 
most of you know, we were raised on the Brown farm ad- 
joining the campus. After Mother and Father passed away, 
we sold it to the College. I was on the football squad in 
1907-08 with some of our fifty-year men who will be here 
tomorrow. I am very fond of all sports. 

I am thankful to Maryville College as a student for one 
thing that has happened to many. I met a good-looking girl 
who eventually became my wife, Jessie McCully. She had 
coal-black hair then, but now it is white as snow. After forty- 
five years, you can draw your own conclusion! Our two chil- 
dren finished at Maryville College, Bob in 1935 and Lois in 
1937. 

I can remember when we had only five buildings on the 
campus. Today we have twenty-one, a sign of progress. In 
October, 1910, Major Ben Cunningham, our business man- 
ager, invited me to come to the Hill to work. So here I am. 
We were making our own lights at that time. I operated 
the little dynamo for about three years. Mr. A. A. Brewer 
and Squire Joe Clemens were in charge in those days. 

In 1916, I took over as campus engineer. We had lots 
of student labor in those days. A student fireman working 
one cold night went to sleep and nearly blew up one boiler. 
Heat was off for one day. I am proud of the fact that that 
is the only time the heat has been off. 

We could unload a carload of brick before breakfast with 
student labor. I have very few student laborers today. They 
seem to have rocking chair money. I have about eighteen 
or twenty men working full time, which is much more satis- 
factory. As a youngster, I saw the annex of Anderson Hall 
built in 1894. Bartlett was built by students in 1895. They 




"Nmv it's this way, Dr. Lloyd." 

made and burned the brick on the campus. Science Hall was 
completed in 1898. The sad days were when Carnegie Hall 
burned in 1916 and the Chapel in 1947. Both have been 
rebuilt or replaced. Thaw was built in 1920. The new Fine 
Arts Center built by the Glen Lloyds and the new Chapel 
and Theatre are a godsend to our campus. Of course, we 
had to enlarge the new heat plant to heat them. 

I have enjoyed helping to build more than half of these 
buildings. I have known and worked with three of our six 
presidents. Dr. Lloyd and his little reminders— the faculty— 
the entire staff— what a pleasure to have worked with them 
all! 

We have seen lots of students come and go, and it sure 
does make us feel fine when we hear that they are doing 
well. I can't stop without mentioning Mrs. John Walker, 
who did so much to beautify our campus. She was a lovely 
woman. The trees, the shrubs, the walks, the streets, the 
steps, Morningside, the guest-house— she loved to plan for 
these and care for them. 

Mrs. Brown and I have enjoyed and benefitted from all 
the social and spiritual activities on the Hill for these many 
years. Thank you. 

This comment must evoke memories in the minds of many 
of the older alumni, yet even the youngest must join in the 
nostalgia induced by such a reminiscence. No tribute would 
be complete without some word of appreciation from Dr. 
Lloyd. He has prepared the following concise appraisal of 
Brownie and his contribution to Maryville College: 

The senior member of the Maryville College faculty and 
staff is Mr. Ernest Chalmers Brown, whose title is Engineer, 



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and whose duties cover the 

program at the College. 



whole range ot 



the maintenance 



DR. AND MRS. QUEENER PLAN 
SABBATICAL 



He is known everywhere as "Brownie" — to the faculty and 
staff, to many generations of students, to alumni, and to the 
people of the city and county. Some years ago, he served 
two terms as City Commissioner and Vice Mayor of Maryville, 
leading all candidates in the number of votes polled. He and 
Mrs. Brown have lived on Court Street all of their married 
life. Their son Robert is a graduate of Maryville College, 
holds a Ph.D in Chemistry, and is with DuPont in Delaware. 
Their daughter Lois also is a graduate of Maryville College, 
is married to Judson Murphy, a leading automobile dealer in 
Maryville, and is active in church and community. 

The historically notable fact about "Brownie" just now 
is that he has been in the employ of Maryville College since 
October, 1910. This is a service of almost 48 years, the 
longest in the history of the College. Previously, the longest 
was that of Dr. Samuel Tyndale Wilson who was a professor 
for seventeen years and President for twenty-nine years, a total 
of forty-six years. 

The esteem in which Brownie is held is evidenced by the 
fact that a few weeks ago, a member of the Class of 1934, 
Herbert H. Fuller and his wife established the "Ernest C. 
Brown Scholarship Fund" in honor of Brownie. 

Maryville College has been fortunate through almost a 
century and a half of service to the nation in the fact that 
her faculty and staff have been dedicated and devoted to 
the cause of Christian higher education. The record of Ernest 
C. Brown holds a lofty place in the annals of the College. 
That he may have many more years of service is the sincere 
wish of all of us who work with him. He is truly one of 
the unforgettable characters of our time. 



ALUMNI CLUBS 

Last November, the National Capital Alumni Club met 
and elected a new slate of officers. Chosen president for the 
coming year was Bob Osborne, of Arlington, Va. W. J. 
Marston, also of Arlington, was elected vice president. Mrs. 
David Goodspeed was chosen secretary-treasurer. She, too, 
hails from Arlington. What about that? John Laney, retiring 
president, showed color slides, some of which were furnished 
by the Alumni office. 

In January, the Chattanooga Alumni met at the Town and 
Country with an excellent attendance. Charles Lewis was 
elected president and Marcia Williams was chosen secretary- 
treasurer. Scotty was present to brief alumni on current de- 
velopments on the campus. The Chattanooga alumni are 
planning a barbecue or some similar function for this summer. 

The Metropolitan Maryville College Alumni Club had a 
dinner meeting on Saturday, March 8, in the Regional Room 
of the Town and Country Restaurant in New York City. 
There were about fifty present, including two members of 
the Board of Directors of the College — Dr. Margaret Shan- 
non, secretary of the Division of Women's Work, Presbyterian 
Board of Foreign Missions, and Mr. James L. Getaz and his 
wife. Mr. Getaz is an associate secretary with the National 
Council of Presbyterian Men. Also present were Alumni As- 
sociation President Don Briggs and his wife. Dr. Lloyd was 
present and discussed the activities of the College. 

Archie Pieper was elected chairman for a two-year period 
and Miss Shirley Peterson was chosen secretary-treasurer. 



3k 




Dr. Queener 

Maryville College Phi Kappa Delta debaters from 1927 
to 1950 met at Commencement last year for a testimonial 
dinner honoring Dr. Verton M. Queener, their former debate 
coach. George Webster, '41, master of ceremonies at the 
affair, presented Dr. Queener with a pen set and a check 
for $1,050 with the stipulation that the money was to be 
spent on a trip to England, a cherished dream of Dr. 
Queener's for many years. 

Dr. and Mrs. Queener have asked for and have been 
granted a six-month Sabbatical leave of absence from the 
College for the Fall term of 1958. Dr. Queener will study 
at the University of London — Queen Mary's College. Mrs. 
Queener will study at the University of London — The Insti- 
tute of Education. They will leave from New York City on 
the S. S. Statendam on August 1, and plan to visit France, 
Spain, and Scotland before the school term opens. They will 
return home during the Christmas holidays. 

THE SPRING VACATION 

For the first time, at least in the memory of man, Mary- 
ville College this year had a week-long schedule spring 
vacation. 

It was placed at the middle of the semester (March 12- 
19) rather than at Easter which was not very near the mid- 
dle, and also the Easter experiences on the campus are 
enriching to individuals and to the whole life of the College. 
The actual length of the semester was not shortened. The 
Christmas vacation was reduced from four to three weeks. 

The Faculty and Directors have long recognized the need 
for a mid-spring "break," but have hesitated to close the 
College and force students from a distance to incur the ex- 
pense of the trip home and back. It was decided, however, 
to try it a couple of years and then estimate which is the 
greater burden — the accumulated tension or the accumulated 
expense. The reports so far say everybody had a good time. 



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ALUMNI AWARDS IN FOOTBALL 

In accordance with a decision of the Executive Board of 
the Alumni Association at the fall meeting, trophies for out- 
standing performance in football were purchased and awarded 
at the annual football banquet on November twenty-fifth. 

The most valuable player award went to Robert ( Buddy ) 
Beam, captain and guard on the 1957 pigskin squad. Winner 



of the most improved player trophy was Earl Lawson, back- 
field ace who gave the opposition plenty of trouble last fall. 

The awards came as a complete surprise to the squad, 
who had made the selections themselves with the aid of the 
coaches. The trophies were footballs mounted on a pedestal, 
suitably inscribed. 

Shown below is Head Coach John A. (J. D) Davis, flanked 
by the two winners of the Alumni trophies. 




First winners of Alumni Association Trophies: Earl Lawson, 
left, winner of most improved player uward, Bob Beam, right, 
winner of most valuable player award. 



WINTER SPORTS ROUND-UP 



The basketball squad, performing under Coach John A. 
(J. D. ) Davis, had a rather unsuccessful season insofar as 
games won and lost are concerned. They won only two 
games, both with Emory and Henry. However, a number of 
the losses were by slim margins, attributable to the fact that 
four of the five consistent starters were freshmen. Tom Mor- 
ris, junior center, averaged better than 23 points per game, 
placing him among the national leaders in small college 
circles, despite the obvious disadvantage of performing with 
a losing team. 



Letters were awarded to senior John West, junior Tom 
Morris, and freshmen George Bales, Neal Wormsley, Bill Crisp, 
Keith Day, and Bill Owenby. 

Coach Marvin Mitchell's matmen, handicapped by in- 
juries to key personnel, enjoyed fair success. John Hawkins, 
heavyweight, went to the finals in the Southeastern cham- 
pionship tourney, only to lose a heartbreaker to the Chatta- 
nooga entry. Lettermen in wrestling were seniors Jim (Flash) 
Harris and John Anderson, and juniors Don Mull, John Haw- 
kins, and Jack Emery. 



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COACH 
LOMBE S. HONAKER 



HONAKER IN 37TH YEAR OF COACHING 
BASEBALL AT MARYVILLE 

With Larmpin' Lombe Honaker hitting a terrific pace 
with his baseballers, the spring sports program at Maryville 
is off to a tremendous start. The first game of the season- 
Coach Honaker's 37th year at Maryville! — went to the High- 
landers over Kenyon College of Ohio by a score of 10-9. In 
the second half of a double-header, Maryville came out on 
top with a 3-2 margin. 

As we go to press, the baseball team has won six out of 
seven games, the only loss being to Emory and Henry on 
a soaking wet diamond. The kids are knocking the cover off 
the ball, and several neat pitching assignments have been 
completed. 

The track team under Marvin Mitchell has won its first 
and thus far only meet of the infant season with a victory over 
Tusculum by a convincing margin, and Dr. Case's netmen, 
handicapped by consistently wet courts, have won two matches 
and lost two. 

All in all, it looks like '58 may be that Maryville year 
we've been talking about. 



BASEBALL- 1958 

April 5 — Kenyon 9, Maryville 10. 

April 5 — Kenyon 2, Maryville 3. 

April 12 — East. Kentucky 2, Maryville 3. 

April 12 - East. Kentucky 4, Maryville 6. 

April 15 — Emory and Henry 5, Maryville 4. 

April 16-Milligan 4, Maryville 11. 

April 18 - Hiwassee 7, Maryville 12. 

April 21 — University of Tennessee (rain). 

April 23 — Carson-Newman, home. 

April 26-L.M.U., away. 

April 28 — Tusculum, home. 

April 29 — Milligan, away. 

April 30 — East Tenn. State, away 

May 2 — Emory and Henry, home. 

May 6 — Tusculum, away 

May 8 — Carson-Newman, away. 

May 10 — University of Tennessee, home. 

May 12 — East. Tenn, State, home. 

May 14 - L.M.U.. home. 



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MARYVILLE COLLEGE SENIORS ELECTED TO WHO'S WHO 
IN AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES 




Robert Goodlin 
Clymer, Pa. 



William Heird 
Friendsville, Tenn. 



Ann Murray 
Bristol, Tenn. 



Joan Neckerman 
Norwood, N. J. 



Ann Wiley 
Heiskell, Tenn. 




SENIORS ELECTED TO WHO'S WHO AND 
TO ALPHA GAMMA SIGMA 



Eleonore Koster 
Sevierville, Tenn. 



David Krotchko 
Mt. Carmel, Pa. 




ALPHA GAMMA SIGMA 





* 



Irma Birkelbach 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 





Paula Cox Bowers 
Maryville, Tenn. 



Joyce Boyd 
Philadelphia, Pa. 




Persis Ellen Neff Bruner 
DeGraff, Ohio 




Carolyn Eloise Cones 
Herndon, Va. 



Clark Eldridge 
Pemberton, N. J. 



William Hansen 
Chappaqua, N. Y. 



Ruth Morris 
Wilmington, Del. 



Dan Wiley 
Munford, Tenn. 



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Here and There 



1909 

Rev. Frank A. Campbell has given the College Library 
a copy of his book, Sermon Outlines of a Country Preacher. 

1912 

Leonard MeGinley retired from teaching in 1954, but still 
does some substitute work. He now lives near Madisonville, 
Kentucky, where he spends his spare time gardening and 
raising strawberries. 

1913 

Miriam Rood Seel writes that this past year has been a 
very special one for the Seel family. Both the missionary sons, 
Robert, '45, and David, ex '46, have been at home on fur- 
lough. Bob and his wife (Jean Almy, '48) will return to 
Venezuela in July, but David and Mary (Batchelor, '46) will 
be staying longer, while he gets ready for the National Board 
Examination, which will make him a Fellow in the American 
Board of Surgeons. 

1921 

Harry W. Wagner has collected and compiled news of the 
members of the Class of '21, and has sent a copy to each, 
also one to the Alumni Office. This is in preparation for the 
class's forty year reunion in 1961. 

1922 

Dr. F. B. Robinson, Dr. Faye Robinson Doyle, '50, and 
Dr. Russell G. Doyle have recently announced the opening 
of the Robinson Clinic in Oxford, Ohio. 

1924 

Madeline Holmes, who has been in Bahrain, Persian Gulf, 
as a missionary for the Reformed Church of America, is on 
furlough. Her address will be 336 East Central Avenue, 
Zceland, Michigan. 

Alice Johnson Sloan's husband, Dr. J. Perry Sloan, passed 
away last November. She is continuing her work as librarian 
of the York Institute in Jamestown, Tennessee. 

1925 

Thelma Moody now lives in Canton, North Carolina. 
She teaches the sixth grade in Bethel School. 

1927 

Rev. Wallace C. Merwin, ex '27, who is Executive Sec- 
retary of the Far Eastern Office of the National Council of 
Churches, spent two and one-half months in late 1957 visiting 
ten countries in the Far East. 

1929 

Rev. Robert Crosby is now pastor of St. Paul Presbyte- 
rian Church near Morristown, Tennessee. 



1931 

Tom Cash, who was football coach at Gray High School 
in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for twenty-five years, is 
now athletic director of the school. 

1933 

James Hitch is now located in Washington, D. C, where 
he is assistant chief of the Isotope Licensing Division of the 
Atomic Energy Commission. 

Louise Cline Hollister is enjoying her first teaching ex- 
perience. After four years as head of an orphanage and 
eight years with the information department of the Miami, 
Florida, Chamber of Commerce, she is presently teaching 
sixth grade in the Palmetto Elementary School. 

Captain Harry C. Wood, a Navy chaplain, after a tour 
of duty in London, England, is now stationed at the Naval 
Hospital in San Diego, California. 

1934 

Herbert H. Fuller is teaching history and acting as guid- 
ance counselor in the high school in Mechaniesburg, Ohio. 
During the summers he is working toward a master's de- 
gree in guidance counseling at Ohio State University. 

Kenneth P. Kidd is helping to develop a course in "The 
Teaching of Arithmetic" to be taught by television at the 
University of Florida in Gainesville. 

1935 

Lt. Col. Merritt Slawson, a chaplain with the United 
States Air Force, has recently been assigned to a year's tour 
of duty in Korea. His wife ( Katherine Montgomery, '37) and 
two children will stay in the States. 

1936 

William F. MacCalmont will become president of the 
Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey, in June. 

Ellen Hitch Templeton now lives in Tenafly, New Jersey. 

1937 

William J. Davis is now pastor of the Trinity Methodist 
Church in Colebrook, New Hampshire. 

1938 

Don and Joy (Pinneo, '39) Rugh and their children have 
returned to India after a year spent in Audubon, New Jersey. 
They are in Landour, Mussoorie, where Don is taking up new 
work as supervisor of the high school at Woodstock School. 

1939 

On April 1 Marvin Minear began work as business man- 
ager of the Indian River Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach, 
Florida. He and Catherine (Pond) have been living in Iowa. 

1940 

George L. Hunt is the author of two books which have 
been published recently: The Makers of Modern Protestant 
Thought and A Guide to Christum Unity. 

Elsie Klingman writes that as Executive Director of Casa 
Suya Home of Neighborly Service in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 
she has one hundred fifty children enrolled in such activities 
as sewing, crafts, woodwork, art, piano and typing lessons. 



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1941 

Lily Pinneo has returned to her work in the Sudan Interior 
Mission, Northern Nigeria, West Africa, after an eighteen 
months' furlough. 

W. Carlisle Walton, Jr. is pastor of Longview Methodist 
Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, which he organized in 
1953. In December, 1957, the church's new educational 
building was dedicated, and the pastor was the subject of a 
feature article in THE RALEIGH TIMES. Carl and Mary 
Jane (Person, '43) have four children. 

George D. Webster, an attorney in Washington, D. C„ 
was one of the speakers at the Thirteenth Annual Tax Con- 
ference held at Miami Reach, Florida, and Nassau, Bahamas, 
in April. 

1942 

Mary Hathaway Jenks received the Ph.D degTee in Eng- 
lish from the University of Tennessee in December. She is 
on the faculty of Tennessee Polytechnic Institute in Cooke- 
ville. 

Marian Jenkins Lewis is a member of the Masterwork 
Chorus of Morristown, New Jersey. This is a group of ad- 
vanced amateur and volunteer professional singers of northern 
New Jersey. An LP disc recorded by this group was recently 
released by the Westminster Recording Company. 

1943 

Janet Brown Hamersley and her family are now living in 
Columbus, Ohio, having moved in February from Appleton, 
Wisconsin. 

Jeanne Heckman Greenleaf, ex '43, her husband and three 
children live in Wadsworth, Ohio. Jeanne, who received a 
B.S. in Nursing from Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital and 
Columbia University in 1944, does some part-time work at 
the Children's Hospital in Akron, Ohio. 

1944 

William A. Ruford, pastor of Asbury Methodist Church 
in Phoenix, Arizona, was a member of a team which recently 
went to Alaska under the auspices of the General Roard of 
Evangelism of the Methodist Church. 

Mary Wintermute Kent, ex '44, is the subject of a feature 
article in a recent issue of THE DENVER POST of Denver, 
Colorado. She expects to receive the Bachelor of Arts de- 
gree from Denver University in June. A picture of Mary and 
her five children accompanies the article. Don, '46, is chief 
of information services at the Air Force Accounting and Fi- 
nance Center. 

1945 

Frances Lane Edwards, ex '45, lives with her husband and 
four children in Schenectady, New York. All are active in 
church work and Frances was recently a delegate to the 
National YWCA convention in St. Louis. 

John and Mary (Jamison, '46) Houdeshel are living in 
Bloomington, Illinois, where John is minister of Christian 
education of the Second Presbyterian Church. The pastor of 
this church is Dr. Harold R. Martin, present Moderator of 
the General Assembly, and the associate pastor is John S. 
Shew, '51. 

Nancy Russell Lynn writes that, in addition to taking 
care of four children, she has an interesting hobby whereby 
she makes use of major in college, dramatic art. She rents 
costumes for many theatrical affairs which take place in 



Tucson, Arizona, such as the Rodeo Parade, and Dave Gar- 
roway's "Wide, Wide World." She has turned a workshop 
into a small theater where plays for children are presented 
each week end. 

1947 

Daniel R. Eveland, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church 
in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, has recently been elected presi- 
dent of the Canonsburg-Houston Ministerial Association. He 
also heads a program for radio devotions and a chaplain's 
program in the local hospital. 

William Abbott Kemp is now located in Portland, Oregon. 

Joan Liddell Parkinson is living in Statesboro, Georgia. 

William J. Sidner is in YMCA work in Shreveport, 
Louisiana. 

1948 

James L. Hogue is the subject of a "Pen Profile" in an 
issue of the RULLETIN of the Presbyterian Rural Fellow- 
ship. He is pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Salem, In- 
diana, and also supervises three other churches and a preach- 
ing point as moderator of the Washington County Parish. 

1949 

Katherine Royer Moore and her husband, missionaries of 
the Presbyterian Church, U. S., in Korea, have recently been 
transferred from Chunju to Taejon. 

1950 

Sue Althouse, who has been teaching in Hokuriku Gakuin 
in Kanazawa, Japan, for the past three years, will be return- 
ing to the States in the latter part of May. She expects to 
make brief visits in the Philippines, India, the Near East, and 
Europe on the way. 

Howard and Wilma ( Davis ) Cameron, missionaries of the 
Presbyterian Church, U. S. in the Relgian Congo, Africa, will 
be coming home on furlough this summer. They will be in 
Decatur, Georgia. 

Mary Watt Flaherty, her husband and two children, have 
recently arrived in the States from Tokyo, Japan. The Fla- 
hertys have been serving as missionaries of the Reformed 
Church of America since 1953. This is their first furlough. 
At present they are with Mary's parents ( Rev. Floyd Watt, 
'21 ) in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Clifford Henry is working in the advanced physics labora- 
tory at Johns Hopkins University. He lives in Silver Spring, 
Maryland. 

Herbert M. McCallum left active duty as a reserve chap- 
lain with the U. S. Air Force in February. He is now located 
in Memphis. 

Mary Annis Beals Pearson has recently been made mu- 
nicipal education advisor with the University of Tennessee's 
Municipal Technical Advisory Service. 

Clifford E. Porterfield is a registered physical therapist 
and is on the staff of the Lutheran Hospital in Moline, Illi- 
nois. 

1951 

Lucie Jean Hunt Branch is employed as a cataloger in the 
Public Library of Houston, Texas. 

Bob and Mary (Wills) Larson are living in Knoxville, 
where Bob is serving as the first pastor of the newly organ- 
ized Lake Hills Presbyterian Church. 



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Robert and Dorothea (Friedrich, '-It)) Williams arc in 
Towner, North Dakota. Boh is pastor of the Towner and 
Rugby Preshyterian churches. 

Dr. Robert D. Proffitt, a resident in Pediatries at the 
Medical College of Virginia at Richmond, presented a paper 
on viral meningitis at a meeting of the Virginia Pediatric 
Society in March at the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg, 
Virginia. 

1952 

Bill Espenshade is employed as a research technician with 
Merck, Sharp, and Dohme in West Point, Pennsylvania. Mari- 
lyn (Edge) is Youth Director of the Haddon Heights, New 
Jersey, Presbyterian Church. 

Ruth Giver Green and her husband live in Brooklyn, 
New York. They have two daughters, Virginia and Karen. 
Ruth works in the checking department of the Federal Re- 
serve Bank of New York. 

Richard A. Newman, who is pastor of Westminster Pres- 
byterian Church in Syracuse, New York, has been appointed 
a part-time instructor in religion at Syracuse University. 

1953 

Shirley Postlethwaite Bird is living in Lewiston, New 
York, where her husband is assistant pastor of the First Pres- 
byterian Church. 

Emerson C. Flurkey, who was graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Tennessee College of Medicine last June, and is 
now serving his internship, will begin a residency in obstetrics 
and gynecology at the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, hospital in 
July. 

Lt. Paul L. Merwin recently completed a six-month cruise 
as navigation officer on the destroyer Stephen Potter, which 
included Samoa, New Zealand, Manus Islands, the Philip- 
pines, Japan, and other parts of the Pacific. He is now aboard 
the USS Preston based on the Pacific coast. 

Herschel Mosier is working for the Cosmopolitan Mutual 
Insurance Company in New York. 

Charles and Ruth ( Cross ) Reid have moved from Greene- 
ville, Tennessee, to Rushmore, Minnesota, where Charles is 
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. 

Don W. Merwin, ex '53, has gone to Bogota, Colombia, 
as a regional sales representative of the Minnesota Mining 
and Manufacturing Company. 

1954 

Helen Petts Cripe teaches social studies in the Junior High 
School in Nappanee, Indiana. Her husband is service manager 
for Mutschler Brothers Company, manufacturers of kitchen 
and school cabinets. 

Joan Bash Hutchison expects to receive the M.A. degree 
in Church and Community from McCormick Seminary in 
May. Her husband is a middle! there this year. 

Jack Maxwell and his twin sister, Jean Maxwell McCarter, 
both live in Gainesville, Florida. Jack is associate pastor of 
the First Presbyterian Church, and Jean's husband is minister 
to students at the University of Florida. 

1955 

Bill Brcen recently returned to the States alter a fourteen- 
month tour of duty with the Marines in Japan. Hi' is now 
stationed at Beaufort, South Carolina. 



Harry S. Ha.ssall has been awarded the Andrew Patter- 
son Memorial Fellowship in Biblical Theology at Louisville 
Presbyterian Seminary. 

Henrietta Laing received the M.A. degree in botany from 
the University of North Carolina in August, 1957, and at 
present is a teaching assistant while working for the Ph.D. 
degree in the botany department of Yale University. 

1956 

Charles Rogers is a sophomore at the University of Arkan- 
sas Medical School, and Sara (Davis) is teaching English 
in a junior high school in Little Rock. 

1957 

Richard Dows is employed as a trainee in the traffic 
department of the Hershey Chocolate Company. 

Alva E. Garrett, Jr., graduate student in chemistry at the 
University of Mississippi, has received an assistantship from 
the Research Corporation to do basic research in stereo- 
chemistry dealing with the formation of amino acids. 



MARRIAGES 

Bonnie Kathleen Trundle, 34, to Thomas Woodward Brown, 
March 1, 1958, in York, South Carolina. 

Lucile Gillespie Stepp, '39, to Paul Williams, December, 

1957, in Maryville. 

Ada Elizabeth Boell, '48, to G. Allen Lollich, January 11, 
1958. 

Harold Ray Everett, '50, to Phillis Terry' Sink, November 
8, 1957, in Lawton, Oklahoma. 

Elizabeth Anne Hunter, 51, to Vernon Leigh Vinson, Feb- 
ruary 1, 1958, in Sanford, Florida. 

Mary Anne Browne, '52, to James Woodring, January 27, 

1958, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 

Elizabeth Ann Brunskill, '52, to Rev. Charles A. Schism, 
June 7, 1957, in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Mary Jane Hahn, '53, to James R. Cantley, March 15, 
1958, in New York City. 

Judy B. Johnson, '53, to Jack D. Durant, '53, January 1, 
1958, in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Mary Jane Spencer, '53, to Robert Jack Reynolds, Decem- 
ber 30, 1957, in Charleston, West Virginia. 

Patricia Walthall, '53, to William Charles Maffett, March 
15, 1958, in Sheffield, Alabama. 

Joan Bash, '54, to Frank W. Hutchison, January 1, 1958, 
in Coral Gables, Florida. 

Mary Virginia Ferguson, '54, to Lawrence Bond, Decem- 
ber 27, 1957, in Kingston, Tennessee. 

Frank Howard Garren, '54, to Virginia Ann Dagg, Decem- 
ber 20, 1957, in Port Lavaca, Texas. 

Hershel H. Nelson, '54, to Doreen Mabel Speakman, De- 
cember 25, 1957, in Landshut, Germany. 

Margaret Jacqueline Sparks, '54, to Patric William Pad- 
dock, March 22, 1958, in Maryville. 

Barbara Buttrill, '55, to John W. Barber, August 3, 1957. 

Nancy Phyllis Dunn, '55, to Lt. Pascal Edward Hancock, 
February 8, 1958, in Maryville. 



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Sarah Anne Pledger, '55, to Rev. Lawrence Gordon Crane, 
February 21, 1958, in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Grace Ann Roberts, '57, to Clarence I. Norton, '56, June 
1, 1957. 

Bernard D. Stabley, Jr., '57, to Hillis McKamey, ex '59, 
December 30, 1957, in Elkton, Maryland. 

Margaret Ruth Wilkinson, '57, to Philip H. Muir, '57, 
March 29, 1958, in Coldwater, Michigan. 

Winifred Kie, '58, to Charles A. Wallace, February 14, 
1958, in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Persis Ellen Neff, '58, to Richard Bruner, ex '59, Decem- 
ber 28, 1957, in DeGraff, Ohio. 

BIRTHS 

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Graham, '31 (Eleanor Pflanze, 
'36), a son, Andrew Lloyd, March 14, 1958. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Glidden (Joan Dexter, '37), a 
son, Peter Dexter, July 24, 1957. 

Dr. and Mrs. David M. Hall, '42, a daughter, Cynthia 
Claire, March 21, 1958. 

Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Ragain (Rachel McCall, '42), a 
son, Russell Bryan, December 10, 1957. 

Rev. and Mrs. Olson Pemberton, Jr., '43, (Jean Patterson, 
'43), a daughter, Anice Grace, September 25, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Aylor (Nancy McClaskey, '44), a 
son, Richard Lawrence, October 17, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Harshman, Jr. ( Billye Ruth Braly, 
'44), a daughter, Joan Braly, October 9, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Edward Gates, '45, a son, Alan Mcintosh, 
March 25, 1958. 

Rev. and Mrs. John H. Houdeshel, '45, ( Mary Jamison, 
'46), a son, Steven Jamison, October 27, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Huber, '45, (Carolyn Ulrich, '47), 
a son, Richard Delano, August 28, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Cary, Jr. (Mildred Catherine 
Payne, '46), a daughter, Catherine Jameson, November 1, 
1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. William Di Pace (Miriam Wickham, '46), 
a daughter, Alison Lynne, December 10, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert M. Johnson (Harriet McKean, '47), 
a daughter, Emily Claire, October 25, 1957. 

Rev. and Mrs. Charles B. Hoglan, '48 ( Ruth Duggan, 
'42), twin daughters, Laura Ellison and Lillian Emerson, 
March 14, 1958. 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Tober (Mary Jo Buford, '48), a 
daughter, August 11, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Wilson (Gelolo Kell, '48), an 
adopted son, Richard Leigh, born February 10, 1957. 

Dr. and Mrs. Edward T. Browne (Elizabeth McChesney, 
'49), a son, James Roberts, October 1, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. William F. Proffitt ,'49 (Vera Lusk, '49), 
a daughter, Esther Jean, March 2, 1958. 

Rev. and Mrs. Howard Cameron, '50 (Wilma Davis, '50), 
a daughter, Elizabeth Lynn, October 1, 1957. 

Rev. and Mrs. Roger Cowan, '50 (Dorothy Holverson, 
'50), a son, Donald Bruce, December 2, 1957. 



Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dixon (Dorothy Stater, '50), twins, 
Robert Young and Jane Kathryn, April 17, 1958. 

Mr. and Mrs. G. Nelson Forrester, ex '50 (Geraldine 
Hopkins, '51), a daughter, Christine Hopkins, January 2, 1958. 

Mr. and Mrs. William W. Gravely ( Mary Mitchell Wool- 
dridge, '50), a son, Thomas Wooldridge, December 21, 1957. 

Rev. and Mrs. J. Raymond Holsey, '50, a daughter, Leslie 
Ann, January 28, 1958. 

Dr. and Mrs. Charles C. Mabry, '50 (Barbara Blum, '52), 
a daughter, Anne Thomason, March 3, 1958. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles William Roberts, '50 ( Mary Gene 
Lawson, '48), a son, Kent Stephen, July 9, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stovall, ex '50 (Virginia Gress, '49), 
a son, Jeffrey Gress, February 19, 1958. 

Rev. and Mrs. Anderson Clark, '51 (Judy Breen, '51), a 
son, August 27, 1957. 

Rev. and Mrs. Willard C. Moser (Phyllis Jackson, '51), 
a son, Stephen MacMillan, October 25, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Schuller (Hazel Holm, '51), a 
son, Carl Richard, January 26, 1958. 

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Shields, '51 (Jean Pelton, 52), 
a son, David William, December 27, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. James Thurston, '51 (Betty Hyman, ex '53), 
twin daughters, Nancy Eileen and Deborah Ellen, November 
9, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. Branin Boyd, '52 (Jessie Dye, '52), a son, 
Branin Alexander, Jr., December 11, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. William Espenshade, '52 ( Marilyn Edge, 
'52), a daughter, Kristie Lynn, November 5, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Pickett (Ann Leeder, '52), an 
adopted son, David Leeder, born October 1, 1957, adopted 
October 31, 1957. 

Rev. and Mrs. W. Kennedy Upham, '52 (Joy Hickman, 
'52), a son, Stephen Kirk, February 19, 1958. 

Rev. and Mrs. Austin Van Pelt, '52 (Elenor Kramer, '51), 
a daughter, Anne Elenora, April 30, 1958. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bender, '53 (Carolyn Marshall, '52), 
a daughter, Lise Carol, July 26, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Brehme (Mary Sue Munson, '53), 
a daughter, Katherine Anne, December 8, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Green (Joyce Keppel, '53), a daugh- 
ter, Carol Joanne, September 4, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Greenly (Barbara Rogers, '53), a 
daughter, Ruth Ellen, January 6, 1958. 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kramer, '53 (Sara Jo Emert, '53), a 
daughter, Sara Gray, November 24, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lowry ( Rosemary Avery, '53 ) , a son, 
Ralph Cleland, November 9, 1957. 

Rev. and Mrs. Bruce Miller, '53 (Isabel Leitch, '53), a 
daughter, Deborah Isabelle, September 5, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. William O. Baldwin, Jr., '54 (Wilma Trum- 
bull, '54), a daughter, Nancy Elizabeth, January 5, 1958. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Renaker (Helen Drinnen, '54), a 
daughter, December 13, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Akin, '55 ( Florence Dawes, 
ex '53), a son, Shaun Dawes, November 10, 1957. 



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Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Neel (Donna French, '5.5), a 
son, David Andrew, November 25, 1957. 

Rev. and Mrs. Harry R, Robinson, '55 (Rosa Bauerle, 
"55), a daughter, Nadine, January 9, 1958. 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bugenhagen, '56 (Kay Leeth, '57), 

a son, Karl Gordon, February 19, 1958. 

Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Ditzenberger (Carol Sleight, 
'56), a daughter, Barbara Carol, October 1, 1957. 

Rev. and Mrs. L. M. McCutchen, Jr. (Martha Jaekson, 
'56), a daughter, Sheron Rowena, December 29, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Van Pelt, '56 (Lynn McMillan, 
'56), a daughter, Marion Debra, November 12, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Whcatley, Jr., '56 (Mary Bras- 
iicld, '56), a son, Thomas Edward, November 13, 1957. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hahn, '58, a son, Si Houn, March 8, 
1958. 

DEATHS 

Maine Stebbins (Mrs. Richard) Post, '02, died in Novem- 
ber, 1957, at her home in Grandview, Tennessee. She was 
eighty-two years old. She and her husband, who died in 
1947, served as missionaries in Siam from 1902 until 1942. 
A daughter, Mrs. Herbert F. Cough (Jessie Post, '27) sur- 
vives. 

Nelle H. Henry, '07, died January 8. 1958, in a hospital 
in Jefferson City, Tennessee. She had had a long career 
in the teaching profession. She retired in 1950 after twenty- 
four years as an English teacher in Knoxville High School. 
Since that time she had lived at the family home in New 
Market, Tennessee. 

Robert Roy Baker, '11, died September 22, 1957, at his 
home in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

John Granville Sims, '12, died December 14, 1957, in 
Nashville, Tennessee, following a cerebral hemorrhage. He 
had been an invalid for two and a half years. In 1953 he 
retired after more than thirty years of Federal service, in- 
cluding military service in World War I. He held the rank 
of lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, but to both public 
and friends he was known as "Major" Sims. He is survived 
by his wife (Olga Marshall, '12 ), two sons, and two daugh- 
ters, one of whom is Mrs. William D. Gehres ( Aletta Sims, 
•43). 

Newton Shedden McCall, ex '47, died December 30, 1957, 
in Long Beach, California. He was a brother of Roy McCall, 
'23, Earl McCall, '28, and Mrs. Walter Murray (Stella Mc- 
Call, '22). 

Herman Owen Pile, ex '17, died very suddenly on Febru- 
ary 7, 1958, at his home in Circleville, Ohio. He is survived 
by his wife (Mary Boggs, '15) and two daughters. 

Charlotte Messier Carr, '21, died March 9, 1958, at Blount 
Memorial Hospital in Maryville, after a long illness. Mrs. 
Carr had lived in Blount County most of the time since her 
graduation, but at one time she was employed as a chemist 
with the DuPont Company. 



[>,. Sa el I. II. ill. '22, dud February 1, 1957, but the 

Alumni Office received news of his death only recently. Mrs. 

Hall (Lillian Brandon, '22) lives in Downingtown, Penn- 
sylvania. 

Mary Boss Watson (Mrs. William E. ) Mitchell, ex '23, 
died February 22, 1958, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, 
Tcnneessee, of a cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Mitchell had 
been a teacher in the Nashville school system for the past 
twenty-seven years. 

Luther 1'. Thomason, ex '25, died November 21, 1957, 
at his home in Arvida, Quebec, Canada. A native of Rus- 
sellville, Tennessee, Mr. Thomason had been in Canada since 
1927. He was president and director of the Robcrval and 
Saguenay Railway Company and the Alma and Joquieres Com- 
pany, affiliates of the Aluminum Company of Canada. 

E. Baxter Williams, ex '26, died suddenly on March 10, 
1958, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Mr. Williams was employed 
by the United States Internal Revenue Department. He was 
at one time a professional baseball player. 

Geneva Bcttis (Mrs. James A.) Setliffe, ex '27, died De- 
cember 26, 1957, in a hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee, after 
a lingering illness. Mrs. Setliffe had been active in civic and 
political organizations, and had served as a state committee- 
woman of the Democratic Party. 

Dr. J. Max McCulloch, '29, died February 6, 1958, in the 
Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, following a heart 
attack. A graduate of the University of Tennessee Medical 
College, he had been a practicing physician and surgeon in 
Maryville for the past twenty years. He is survived by his 
wife and two children, also by a sister, Mrs. William E. Brown 
(Dorothy McCulloch, ex '29). 

Ronald Robert Evans, '57, was killed February 1, 1958, 
in a collision of two military planes over a suburb of Los 
Angeles, California. He had just completed six months' re- 
serve artillery training at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas. 



Death of Two College Directors 

Rev. Dr. Milton W. Brown, of Cincinnati, a Director of 
the College from 1923 to 1957 and an Honorary Director 
since then, died on December 21, 1957. He was eighty- 
four years old. 

Rev. Dr. Stuart Nye Hutchison, of Pittsburgh, a Director 
of the College since 1943, died April 5, 1958, at the age of 
eighty. He was Moderator of the General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church, USA, in 1942-43. 



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weeks from the time material is assembled until it is printed 
and distributed to alumni. If you don't see an item you sent 
in, theerfore, it is probably because it was received too late 
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