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Maryville College Bulletin 


Vol. XXIV 


No. 4 

Entered May 24, 1904, at Maryville, Tennessee, as second-class mail matter. Acceptance for mailing at 
special rate of postage provided for in Section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917, authorized February 10, 1919. 



In the record of the opening days last fall, the statement was made that 
Maryville now has ample facilities for absorbing three hundred new Fresh- 
men annually. That number has already been reached and passed. Last 
year the Freshman class totalled two hundred and sixty-six. At the very 
opening of the present year, the enrollment of Freshmen leaped to 307, with 
the increment of the second semester still in prospect. But these sturdy 
young men and young women, newly graduated from 147 high schools in 
twenty-eight states and counties, have all been absorbed and are adding 
their energies to the busy and happy student life of college hill. Although 
chickens should not be counted before they are hatched, and Sophomores 
should not be too definitely numbered before they cease to be Freshmen, 
one may safely indulge the thought of a probable two hundred in next year's 
Sophomore class. 

The contribution of Maryville's local schools — the Maryville High, the 
Polytechnic, and the final graduating class of the now defunct Prepara- 
tory School — is seventy -four, more than twenty-four per cent of the Fresh- 
man class. It is interesting to observe, also, the fact that of the one hundred 
and thirty-one distinctions achieved by students in all the classes last year, 
and recognized by the awarding of "M's" in athletics, Pi Kappa Delta keys 
in intercollegiate debates, prizes in oratorical or other contests, and gradua- 
tion honors for high scholarship, eighteen were won by local students. 

During the opening days in September, five registrars, each registering 
one of the five student groups — Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshman, and 
Special — made it possible for every student then present to be fully adjusted 
to his duties within the first three days. And this was effected in spite of the 
unprecedented, enervating heat that prevailed, and the presence of ninety 
more students than were in attendance at the corresponding date last year! 
The enrollment has already reached a total of 674, a new high record, and 
will probably go to seven hundred for the year, all college and nothing but 
college! Of the three hundred and thirty-seven students enrolled for the 
first time, twenty-eight are in the Sophomore and Junior classes, and three 
are in the Senior class. 

Maryville no longer needs larger Freshman classes, although some further 
increase is doubtless inevitable, and will not be unwelcome. Alma Mater is 
now asking her loyal sons and daughters to cooperate with the college of- 
ficers in their continued efforts to round out the coveted enrollment of seven 
hundred and fifty selected students, and still further to raise the college 
standards. To this end let us, first, continue to gather together all worthy 
students; second, make special efforts to persuade valedictorians and others 
of the highest attainments in the high school to enter the Freshman class; 


third, seek the most desirable graduates of high-grade junior colleges to 
enter the Junior class ; and, fourth, bend every energy to keep in college until 
their final graduation day, that large number of students, capable of winning 
their bachelor's degree with credit to the College and benefit to themselves, 
who, nevertheless, are now annually falling by the wayside at every round of 
the four-years' course. 


By J. Edward Kidder 

I think perhaps the following experience would be of interest to the 
readers of the Maryville alumni bulletin. This experience, which I had last 
fall, shows the suddenness with which military movements in China are like- 
ly to develop. 

I had been away from home nearly two weeks on one of my country trips, 
when, one Saturday afternoon, I entered a county seat, thirty miles to the 
south of Chenchow, and near the Kawngtung border. I found the people 
very much agitated over a threatened invasion. A certain commander had 
led his soldiers to the southern border of Hunan, near the city I have just 
mentioned, and served notice on the provincial troops stationed there that 
he would enter the city on the following day, and within four days would 
occupy Chenchow. 

The next day we held services as planned, and in the afternoon I went on 
to visit a chapel seven miles in the country to the east. So far the rumors of 
invasion had not materialized. 

But the next morning at daybreak we heard the sound of brisk rifle firing 
in the direction of the city, and knew that the invasion had taken place. 
Presently the firing ceased but we had no means of knowing the outcome. 
If the attackers were successful, they would at once proceed along the wide 
horse-road which led straight north to Chenchow. 

Next morning about seven o'clock I started for Chenchow, taking a road 
that would bring me into the main road at a point about ten miles north of 
the town that had been attacked. About eleven o'clock I, and my two car- 
riers, came to the top of a hill where heavy firing could be plainly heard along 
the main road about three miles ahead of us. There was a small village near 
by and groups of people were on the hill-tops listening to the firing and 
watching troops pass along the roads in the distance. 

There was nothing for me to do except to stay in the village all night. But 
I had a hard time convincing the old lady who kept the only inn in the 


place that I was neither a spy nor a military official of either side. She stub- 
bornly refused me, making all kinds of excuses, and even denied that she 
kept an inn at all. Had it not been for the intercession in my behalf of an 
old man who was a Christian, I would have had to sleep in the open that 

The firing in the distance ahead of us kept up intermittently until nine 
o'clock; but the next morning when I awoke early everything was quiet. I 
supposed that the Kwangtung troops had beaten back the Hunanese, and 
that I would be able to walk into Chenchow on their trail. So, after break- 
fast, I started, with my two carriers, and arrived at a village on the main 
road about eight o'clock. To my surprise I found the village crowded with 
Kwangtung soldiers who had come up during the night. Although there 
was bustle and excitement on every hand, the column as a whole did not 
seem to be moving forward. 

A brigadier-general was quartered in the town, and when I called upon 
him he received me as an old friend. He had lived in our town several years 
before. He informed me that the Hunan troops had not retreated to Chen- 
chow, but were still holding the pass where the fighting had taken place the 
day before. The main road being blocked, I was determined to get to Chen- 
chow by another route, if possible, since the next day was Thanksgiving. 

The general gave me his card, as a pass through his lines, and we set off 
along a small path bearing to the west, which put a low range of hills between 
us and the scene of battle. Firing broke out afresh just as we were passing 
along the opposite side of the hill; but by fast walking we soon left the dan- 
ger zone behind and had no more difficulty until we entered Chenchow. 

The trip home by our rough detour was nearly thirty miles, and night 
overtook us about two miles from town. It is a serious affair to be out after 
dark without a light in China, but we found a kind old farmer who gave us 
a bundle of bark about three feet long, such as the Chinese often use for a 

As I was walking along swinging the torch in front of me to light the road 
for myself and carriers, suddenly, out of the inky darkness came a chorus 
of voices commanding me to halt and turn back. One of the carriers dropped 
his load and started to run. I called out that I was a foreigner and a member 
of the Presbyterian mission; but the soldiers only shouted more insistently. 
Chills ran down my spine as I listened to the clicking magazines of half a 
dozen rifles, for I knew that in the glare of my own torch I was an easy tar- 
get. I continued to call and to explain my purposes and at last received the 
command to come forward. A closer view revealed my identity and I passed 
on unmolested to anxious friends and a real Thanksgiving. 



Miss Stella Love McCall, '22, to Walter Murray, June 12, 1925, at the 
home of her parents. Their present address is 1 708 Highland Avenue, Knox- 
ville, Tennessee. 

Miss Ruth Elizabeth Newton, '23, to James Porter Hendriek, June 11, 
1925, at her home at Harriman, Tennessee. Their present address is Box 
209, Clinton Blvd., Jackson, Mississippi, where Mr. Hendriek is teaching 
and coaching. 

Miss Rena Mae Anderson, '25, to Arthur Fox, June 4, 1925, at Knoxville, 
Tennessee. Their present address is Harriman, Tennessee. 

Miss Lucile Caroline Carter, '21, to Noah R. Simmons, June 10, 1925, at 
Long Beach, California. 

Miss Lela Agnes Ware, '21, to William Henry Moffitt, June 5, 1925. Their 
present address is Box 153, Lexington, North Carolina. 

Roy Ritter Anderson, '18, to Miss Gladys Pauline Russell, June 30, 
1925, at Fordyce, Arkansas. Their present address is Cleveland, Tennessee, 
where Mr. Anderson is principal of the high school. 

Pee Roy Elmer Middleton, '21, to Miss Mary Lucretia McSpadden, '23, 
June 30, 1925, at Riverside, California. Their present address is 418 S. 
Sbadia Road, Fullerton, California. 

Miss Mary Kate Lewis, '20, to John Emory Duskin, Jr., October, 1924. 
Their present address is 100 Mulberry St., Montgomery, Alabama. 

Lamar Silsby Wilson, '21, to Miss Mary Vance Hudgins, June 24, 1925, 
at Las Cruces, New Mexico. President Wilson officiated at the marriage. 
Their present address is Las Cruces, New Mexico. 

George Dewey Howell, '22, to Miss Sarah Ann Kiskadden, '24, June 13, 
1925, at Bellevue, Pennsylvania. Their present address is College Station, 
Maryville, Tennessee. Mr. Howell is head of the Department of Chemistry 
at Maryville College. 

Fount Beverly Robinson, '22, to Miss Mildred Elizabeth Kimball, '22. 
Their present address is 1017 Villa Place, Nashville, Tennessee. 

Harry Lones Owen, '24, to Miss Maurine Alda Hague, July 18, 1925, at 
Harriman, Tennessee. Their present address is Clinton, Tennessee. 

Miss Ethel Sharp, '25, to D. Clay Keyker, July 18, 1925, at New York 
City. Their present address is Sevierville, Tennessee, where both are 


Forrest David Brown, '22, to Miss Mary Dorothy Stivers, '24, June 10, 
1925, at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Their present address is Y.M.C.A., 
State College, Ames, Iowa, where Mr. Brown is Student Secretary of the 

Kenneth Houston Howard, '25, to Miss Ruth Spivey, August 16, 1925, 
at her home in Henderson, Texas. Their present address is Seottsboro, 
Alabama, where both are teaching. 

Miss Annie Elizabeth Moore, '22, to Mr. Pittelko, in August, 1925. Their 
present address is 142 N. Birchwood St., Louisville, Kentucky. 

Ernest M. Reeves, '14, to Miss Ellie Garrison, September 30, 1925, at 
Derita, North Carolina. Their present address is 3031 12th Avenue, Los 
Angeles, California. 

Miss Ethel Burchfield, '19, to Dr. Finis L. Cooper, July 8, 1925, at San 
Francisco, California. Their present address is Las Encinas, Pasadena, 

Miss Mae Awanda Davis, '24, to W. Elanza Henson, August 19, 1925, at 
her home at Ooltewah, Tennessee. Their present address is Ooltewah, Ten- 

Miss Mary Margaret Robison, '24, to James J. Bevan, June 30, 1925, at 
her home at Normandy, Tennessee. Their present address is 137 Overton 
Place, Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Herman Luther Caton, '17, to Miss Myrtle Margaret Johnson, Novem- 
ber 17, 1925, at Blackstone, Virginia. Their present address is Apartment 
205, 65 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 


Alumni will be glad to know that Professor Edwin Ray Hunter, '14,. is 
back at Maryville as head of the Department of English Language and 
Literature. He has- been absent on leave for one year during which time 
he finished the work for the Ph.D. degree at the University of Chicago. But 
Professor Hunter did more than win the doctor's degree, though that in 
itself is a worthy distinction; he was graduated with the rank of "Cum 
Laude" in recognition of his superior scholarship. Thus he has won a double 
distinction for himself and for the College. The subject of his doctor's 
thesis is "The American Colloquial Idiom, 1830-1860." 



An alumnus recently sent the alumni office a request for the present ad- 
dress of some friends of his. He prefaced his request by sa}dng that the 
persons whose addresses he desired were special friends but that he had 
somehow failed to keep in touch with them, and asked that the information 
be sent "if it is not too much trouble." 

This leads to the remark that such service is never "too much trouble." 
As a matter of fact, such service is a part of the business of the alumni office, 
for which every alumnus has paid who pays his dues, and it is hoped that 
it will be commanded whenever it is needed. If this office can serve alumni 
in any way whatever it is both our duty and pleasure to do it, so far as the 
time and means at our disposal will allow. No doubt there are other alumni 
who ought to obtain the addresses of old friends and send them a friendly 

Recently paragraphs of a letter, received from an alumnus in China, were 
sent all the classmates of the writer. These paragraphs contained a brief 
account of some important work with which the writer is connected and 
expressed his desire to hear from college friends at home. It was a simple 
matter to send this on, and so to reestablish some friendly connections. 
Classmates of the writer have expressed their appreciation for the informa- 
tion ; and beyond question the writer himself will be pleased with the heart- 
ening letters he receives from college friends as a result. 

The alumni office is at your service. Can it serve you in the interest of 
old friendships? 


Robert Carr, Managing Editor, Highland Echo 

j Note: The Thanksgiving game with Concord State Normal, which was \ 
I played after this was written, resulted in a 17 to 7 victory for Maryville. ' 

Last year when Robert Thrower, Jean McMurray, Doris Musick, and 
Carl Schmidt graduated, Maryville sustained a severe loss in the ranks of 
her gridiron warriors. Everyone knew that these were good men and some 
were disposed to think there would be none to fill their places. As a con- 
sequence, it was thought that Maryville's football team for the present 
year would be comparatively weak. 

But all such pessimistic forbodings have been gloriously dispelled by the 
brilliant record that has been made. Out of a total of eight games played, 
six have been won. The two that have been lost have been played against 
State University teams. Both of the games were lost by narrow margins. 


Only one more game remains to be played. On Thanksgiving day our 
team will meet the strong Concord State Normal team from West Virginia. 
The game will be played on the home field and hopes are running high for 
another great victory. 

The opening game of the season was played on September 26 with the 
University of Kentucky on their own field. Our men played a brilliant game 
throughout, and the fact that they held up the little end of a 13 to 6 score 
was not a defeat for them. Stone, Maryville's star center, was out of the 
game on account of an injured arm. The game was featured by a brilliant 
fifty yard run by John Crawford. So far this has been the best run of the 
season. Enthusiasm ran high in Maryville over the gallant fight our men 
put up. Kentucky's record since that time has justified our pride in having 
held her to so close a score. 

The second engagement of the season was played on the home field against 
Mars Hill College. It resulted in a 54 to victory for Maryville. 

Next came our annual clash with Tennessee. This event is always an 
important one to the home crowds and this year proved no exception. Al- 
most the entire school — as well as a large part of the townspeople — turned 
out and journeyed to Knoxville to witness the fracas. Every man in the 
game fought like a demon until the last whistle blew. Not a man lay down 
on the job. Although Tennessee scored thirteen points and prevented 
Maryville from scoring, wearers and supporters of the Orange and Garnet 
were by no means dismayed. All knew that it was not the weakness of our 
team but the strength of Tennessee's team that was responsible for the 
score. The brilliant record that Tennessee has made since that time has 
proved the wisdom of that conclusion. Every man on the field distin- 
guished himself. Perhaps Hamilton, Holland, Byrd, Shores, and .Cart- 
wright did the most outstanding work. 

Then as a snap between the Tennessee game and the King game, Mary- 
ville's warriors met Weaver College on the home field. The North Carolina 
team was vastly inferior and put up a weak fight. Holland, McCall, and 
Byrd did splendid work. Twelve touchdowns were scored against the 
Weaverites. The highest score of the season — 83 to — was run up against 
this team. 

On October 26 occurred Maryville's great victory over King. The team 
journeyed to Bristol and trimmed King to the tune of 10 to on Tenneva 
Field. And it is said that the score does not adequately show the superiority 
of Maryville over King. George Crawford was Maryville's brightest star. 
Other luminaries were Hamilton, McCall, Clemens, and Stone. 

Encouraged by this success, the team began working hard for the trying 
ordeal of three hard games in eight days. On November 7, Maryville met 


and defeated the strong Georgetown College team. The game was played 
on Wilson Field and proved one of the best of the season. Georgetown had 
a strong team but was simply outclassed by a stronger one. Three touch- 
downs were piled up against them. In Captain Garrett, Georgetown had 
one of the best tackles that has ever appeared on Maryville's field. Cart- 
wright was the individual star of Maryville's team. Shores, George Craw- 
ford, Holland, and Hamilton also did splendid work. 

Next came Cumberland University whose team was met, played, and de- 
feated on Wilson Field on Armistice Day. The game was under the aus- 
pices of the American Legion and was attended by a large crowd. Cum- 
berland had a good team but was out-played by Maryville from the first. 
Cumberland's quarterback, Singleton, was one of the best punters ever 
seen on Maryville's grid. He it was who was responsible for the two touch- 
downs scored by Cumberland. The game developed into an aerial duel 
which Maryville won by a twenty-eight to thirteen score. McCall, Clem- 
ens, Hamilton, and Captain Gamble did brilliant work for Maryville. 

The last game played was with Lincoln Memorial University on Novem- 
ber 14. The two teams met at Middlesboro, Kentucky. L.M.U. has a 
better team this year than she has had for years, and for several weeks had 
been concentrating every effort on winning the Maryville game. In view 
of this fact, it is not surprising that the Highlanders were held to a fourteen 
to seven victory. 

Up to the present time Maryville has played eight games; won six and 
lost two. In the eight games our team has rolled up a score of 216 points 
while the combined opponents have scored only forty-six points. This is a 
record of which Maryville as a whole as well as each individual Maryvillian 
is justly proud. 

Not withstanding the fact that another hard game remains on the schedule, 
we feel warranted in saying that the present football season is one of the 
very best Maryville College has ever had. We know we have no mean rivals 
in the Concord grid warriors, but knowing our team as we do, we look for- 
ward to the game with assurance. 

Each man on the team deserves especial credit for the successful season. 
In Captain Gamble the team has a leader than whom there could be no 
better, And as for coaches, even the University of Tennessee players envy 
us. And finally, no little credit is due to our splendid corps of cheer leaders 
who have done their utmost through thick and thin. Every individul Mary- 
villian has done his very best to help the team on to glorious achievement. 
Maryville has made a record this season which will always live in the hearts 
of her children. 






The group photograph printed here is one of the most interesting pic- 
tures secured here in many a day. It shows the members of the student 
body and faculty who are representatives of more than one generation of 
students at Maryville. This large group is an indication of the abiding faith 
which the sons and daugh- 

ters of Maryville have in 
the College. For a man to 
attend an institution him- 
self is one thing; for his 
children and his children's 
children after him to be in- 
trusted to that same insti- 
tution during their most 
critical and formative years 
is quite another. When 
graduates and former stu- 
dents in large numbers send 
their own children to the 
school they attended them- 
selves they advertise their 
faith in that school in no 
uncertain terms. The school 
must have kept faith with 
those best qualified to judge 
it to merit such long con- 
tinued loyalty. Moreover, 
it must have kept pace 
with the times because 
college men and women do 
not regard a thing as good 
enough for their children 
simply because it was good 
enough for them, and, unless 
they feel that an institution 
is prepared to give their 
children a training that will 
equip them for life, a sense 
of college loyalty is not apt 
to cause them to send their children to the school. 

Maryville is justly proud of this large group of her chldren's children. 
Below is given a list of their names and the names of the members of their 
immediate family who preceded them here. Alumni are invited to read 
over this list and then, having studied the picture carefully, to fit names and 
faces together by the resemblance they show to the members of their fami- 
lies who are known. The names are given in three groups as follows: 

Sons and Daughters of Maryville Have Told of 

and Daugh 



1. Students 

Raymond Anderson, Senior, and Robert Anderson, Freshman. Father, 
MillardCreyton Anderson, student one year, 1887-1888. 

Theo Belk, Freshman. Father Theodore Belk, student six years, 1893- 

Mary Esther Bennett, Freshman. Mother, Mary Louisa Bennett, student 

two years, 1903-1905. -,.«,, ~ . 

J Ruth Blake, freshman. 

Father, Charles Herron 

Blake, student two years, 


Annette Booth, Fresh- 
man, and Louise Booth, 
Sophomore. Mother, Maud 
Bryan Booth, student seven 
years, 1896-1903. Grand- 
mother, Lucy C. Tipton 
Bryan, student one year, 

James M. Brown, Senior, 
Father, John F. Brown, stu- 
dent ten years, 1870-1880. 
Mother, Sarah Mellvaine 
Brown, student six years, 
1779-1885. Grandfather, 
William Beard Brown, stu- 
dent three years 1833-1836. 

Salmon Brown, Senior. 
Stepmother, Ella Thomas 
Brown, student one year, 

Gladys Caldwell, Soph- 
omore, and Nellie Caldwell, 
Freshman. Father, Theo- 
dore A. Caldwell, student 
two years, 1886 - 1888. 
Mother, Delia Anderson 
Caldwell, student five years 
between 1891 and 1897. 

Harry Caldwell, Sophomore. Mother, Elizabeth Penny Caldwell, student 
two years between 1896 and 1899. 

Ada Belle Campbell, Freshman, and Elizabeth Campbell, Freshman. 
Father, Andrew Lamar Campbell, student seven years, 1883-1890; gradu- 
ated 1890. 

Constance Eirl Castile, Freshman. Father, Daniel Castile, student two 
years between 1898 and 1901. 

Blessings to Their Sons and to Their Sons Sons 
After Them 


George Crawford, Sophomore, and John C. Crawford, Junior. Father, 
Judge John Calvin Crawford, LL.B., student twelve years, 1885-1897; 
graduated 1897. Mother, Maud Farnham Crawford, student three years, 
1894-1897. Grandfather, Rev. Gideon Stebbins White Crawford, student 
five years, 1866-1871; graduated 1871. 

Roberta R. Creswell, Sophomore. Grandfather, Robert Johnson Creswell, 
date in school not known. Great-grandfather, Thomas Creswell, date when 
in school not known. 

Maude Davis, Junior, and Margaret Davis, Freshman. Father, George 
Davis, student one year, 1892-1893. 

Eugene Dunn, Freshman. Mother, Mary Alice Bird Dunn, student two 
years, 1896-1898. 

Rosaline Edmondson, Sophomore. Father, Demarcus M. Edmondson, 
student three years, 1877-1880. 

Anne Ellis, Sophomore, and Ruth Ellis, Senior. Father, Horace Lee 
Ellis, student seven years between 1889 and 1898; graduated 1898. Mother, 
Cordelia Young Ellis, student six years, 1892-1898; graduated 1898. Grand- 
father, N. B. Ellis, student about 1854. 

Eleanor Franklin, Junior, and Wilbur Franklin, Sophomore. Father, 
Rev. Robert O. Franklin, student three years between 1899 and 1903; grad- 
uated 1903. Mother, Grace Mitchell Franklin, student one year, 1902-1903. 

Katherine L. Franklin, Senior. Father, Sam Horace Franklin, student one 
year, 1888-1889. 

Luke I. Foster, Freshman. Mother, Orlena Florence Caldwell Foster, 
student four years between 1891 and 1897. Grandfather, William Lowry 
Caldwell, student six years, probably, 1842-1848. 

Ruth Frow, Freshman. Father, John Marshall (Jack) Frow, student two 
years, 1880-1882. Mother, Jennie P. Chandler Frow, student two vears, 

Raymond Gamble, Freshman. Father, Frank Gamble, student one year, 
1891-1892. Grandfather, Major A. Marion Gamble, student probably two 
years, 1859-1861. 

Dorothy Grace Gamble, Freshman, and Joe Caldwell Gamble, Senior. 
Father, Judge Moses Houston Gamble, LL.B., student 1888-1898; gradu- 
ated 1905. Mother, Nannie M. Caldwell Gamble, student five years between 
1884 and 1898. Grandfather, William Lowry Caldwell, student six years, 
probably 1842-1848. 

George Gillingham, Senior. Father, Rev. Clinton Hancock Gillingham, 
D.D., student four years, 1901-1905; graduated 1905. Mother, Nancy 
Gardner Gillingham, student five years, 1898-1903; graduated 1903. 

Ruth Elisabeth Goff, Junior. Father, Rev. Francis Lee Goff, D.D., stu- 
dent three years, 1878-1881. 

Elizabeth Griffes, Sophomore. Father, Rev. Amos Arthur Griffes, Ph.D., 
student two years, 1895-1897; graduated 1897. 


Mattie Henry Hale, Sophomore. Mother, Tennie Henry Hale, student 
one year, 1903-1904. 

Martha Etta Henry, Senior. Father, Professor Charles William Henry, 
student eight years between 1892 and 1901 ; graduated 1901 . Mother, Leola 
Landon Henry, student one year, 1900-1901. 

Emma Grace Howard, Freshman. Father, W. Lee Howard, student, two 
years, 1890-1892. Mother, Grace Leatherwood Howard, student four years, 

Mary Helen Johnson, Freshman. Father, John Milbon Johnson, student 
two years, 1890-1892. 

Earl Keller, Freshman. Father, John Thomas Keller, student one year, 

Ralph Lawson, Freshman. Father, Donnie Alexander Lawson, student 
two years, 1892-1894. Mother, Sidney A. Myers Lawson, student two years, 

Katherine Legge, Senior. Father, John Wesley Legge, student two years. 

Chester Lequire, Junior. Father, Dr. Granville Dexter Lequire, (M.D.), 
student three years between 1898 and 1903. 

Mary E. Litterer, Special. Father, Charles Conrad Litterer, student four 
years, 1895-1899; graduated 1899. Mother, Margaret (Maggie) Emiah 
Jones Litterer, student seven years, 1892-1899. 

Sarah Martha Stanley Lowe, Freshman. Mother, Ida Seaton Stanley, 
student six years between 1889 and 1896. 

Dorothy McCulloch, Freshman, and John Max McCulloch, Sophomore. 
Father, Dr. John Alexander McCulloch, (M.D.), student four years between 
1889 and 1897. Mother, Grace Badgett McCulloch, student three years, 

Myrtis McCulloch, Freshman. Father, James Anderson McCulloch, 
student three years between 1879 and 1886. 

David S. Marston, Freshman, and Mary Ruth Martson, Junior. Father 
Rev. Charles Marston, student six years, 1887-1893; graduated 1893. 
Mother, Mary Katherine Caldwell Marston, student four years, 1889-1893; 
graduated 1893. Grandfather, Capt. D. M. Caldwell, date when in school 
not known. 

Lois Miles, Sophomore, Father, Rev. T. J. Miles, D.D., student nine 
years between 1883 and 1893; graduated 1893. Mother Euola Mianda Mal- 
colm Miles, student six years, 1885-1891. 

Carrie Murray, Senior. Father, Albert Lafayette Murray, student three 
years between 1882 and 1889. Mother, Mary Hammontree Murray, student 
one year, 1883-1884. 

Elizabeth Newman, Sophomore. Father, Jonathan Houston Newman, 
student three years, 1893-1896; graduated 1896. Mother, Nellie M. Mc- 
Reynolds Newman, student seven years between 1890 and 1< 


Mary Nuchols, Junior. Father, Thomas Lamar Nuchols, student one 
year, 1895-1896. Grandmother, Mary Jane Broady Nuchols, student three 
years, 1870-1873. 

Defoe Pemberton, Junior. Father, Haywood K. Pemberton, student one 
year, 1890-1891. 

Jessie Post, Junior, and Mary Post, Senior. Father, Rev. Richard Walk- 
er Post, student seven years, 1892-1899; graduated 1899. Mother, Mame 
Stebbins Post, student four years between 1897 and 1902; graduated 1902. 

Lucile Roddy, Sophomore. Mother, Lula Mae Best Roddy, student five 
years between 1893 and 1901. 

Bernice Smith, Sophomore. Father, Paul Lloyd Smith, student three 
years, 1893-1896. 

Thomas Stanley, Freshman. Mother, Ida J. Seaton Stanley, student six 
years between 1889 and 1896. 

Bess Taylor, Senior, and Mildred Taylor, Freshman. Great-grandfather, 
Dr. Robert Newton Fleming, (M.D.), date when in school not known. 

Blanche Ellis Tindell, Freshman. Father, Oliver Temple Tindell, student 
two years, 1880-1882. 

Lutie E. Toole, Freshman. Mother, Mayme E. Gamble Toole, student 
two years between 1896 and 1899. 

Kate Barton Walker, Freshman. Mother, Olga M. Byerley Walker, stu- 
dent one year, 1904-1905. 

Charles F. Webb, Junior. Father, Eugene L. Webb, student four years, 
1897-1901 . Mother, Laura J. Magill Webb, student five years between 1895 
and 1901. 

Earl Lee Wilkinson, Freshman. Father, Edward Lee Wilkinson, student 
two years, 1885-1887. Mother, Josephine Tipton Wilkinson, student three 
years between 1885 and 1889. Grandfather, Edward Scott, Wilkinson, date 
when in school not known. 

Robert S. Welsh, Freshman. Father, Rev. Howard M. Welsh, student 
seven years; graduated 1899. Mother, Oceola May Walker Welsh student 
ten years, 1883-1893; graduated 1893. 

Kathleen Whitted, Senior, and Thelma Whitted, Senior. Father, John 
Ollie Whitted, student two years between 1888 and 1891. 

2. Faculty Members Who Are Sons and Daughters 
of Former Students 

Miss Mary E. Caldwell, Dean of Women, and Mrs. Emma Caldwell Wor- 
ley, Matron. Father, William Lowry Caldwell, student six years, probablv 

Miss Helen Gamble, B.A., Maryville College, 1920; M.A., Columbia Uni- 
versity, 1924; Instructor in Psychology and Education, Maryville College, 
1923 to the present. Father, Judge Moses Houston Gamble, LL.B., student 


1888-1898, graduated 1905. Mother, Nannie.M. Caldwell Gamble, student 
five years between 1881 and 1898. Grandfather, William Lowry Caldwell, 
student six years, probably, 1842-1848. 

Miss Jessie Heron, Ph.B., Wooster College 1911; M.A., Columbia Uni- 
versity, 1924; High School Work in Ohio, 1911-1919; Professor of Latin, 
Maryville College Preparatory School, 1919-1920; Associate Professor of 
the English Language, Maryville College, 1920 to the present. Father, Rev. 
David A. Heron, student seven years, 1875-1882; graduated 1882. Mother, 
Susan Walker Heron, student six years between 1876 and 1883; graduated 

Mr. Wilson McTeer, B.A., Maryville College, 1925; Instructor in Psy- 
chology and Education, 1925. Father, Major Will A. McTeer, LL.D., stu- 
dent one year, 1866-1867. 

Miss Catherine Wilkinson, B.A., Maryville College, 1919; M.A., Colum- 
bia University, 1925; Instructor in French, Maryville College, 1919 to the 
present. Father, Edward Lee Wilkinson, student two years, 1885-1887. 
Mother, Josephine Tipton Wilkinson, student three years between 1885 and 
1889. Grandfather, Edward Scott Wilkinson, date when in school not 

3. Faculty Members Who Are Parents of Students 
or Former Students 

Dean Jasper Converse Barnes, B.A., Marietta College, 1890; M.A., Mari- 
etta College, 1893; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1911; Supt. of Schools 
Belpre, Ohio, 1890-1892; Principal Maryville College Preparatory School 
and Professor of Science and Art of Teaching, 1892-1901 ; Professor of Psy- 
chology and Education, from 1903 to the present; Dean of Maryville Col- 
lege from 1914 to the present. Father of Mark H. Barnes, student eleven 
years between 1902 and 1915, graduated 1915. 

Professor Horace Lee Ellis, B.A., Maryville College, 1898; M.A., Mary- 
ville, College, 1910; Professor of Latin, Carson-Newman College, 1907-1914; 
Dean of Carson-Newman College, 1908-1912; Principal, Maryville College 
Preparatory School, 1914-1924; Librarian, Maryville College from 1924 to 
the present. Father of Anne Ellis, student 1920 to the present; Charles 
Ellis, student nine years, 1914-1923, graduated 1923 ; and Ruth Ellis, student 
1918 to the present. 

Rev. Clinton Hancock Gillingham, B.A., Maryville College, 1905; M.A., 
Maryville College, 1906; B.D., Presbyterian Theological Seminary of Ken- 
tucky, 1908; D.D., Maryville College", 1919; Professor of the English Bible, 
1907 to the present; Registrar, 1907 to the present. Father of Alice Gilling- 
ham, student 1921-1925; and George Gillingham, student 1916 to the present. 

Dr. James Henry McMurrav, B.A., Oberlin College, 1897; M.A., Har- 
vard University, 1901; Ph.D., James Millikin University, 1908; L.H.D., 
Lincoln College, 1921; Professor of Science, Central College, Huntington, 
Indiana, 1897-1902; President of Central College, 1902-1905; President of 
Lincoln College, 1905-1918; Director of American Red Cross, Camp Taylor, 


1918-1920; Professor of Political and Social Science, Maryville College, 1920 
to the present. Father of Claire McMurray Howard, student one year, 1920- 

1921, graduated 1921; Jean McMurray, student four years, between 1920 
and 1925, graduated 1925; and Ruth McMurray, student 1921 to the 

Mrs. Kathryn Romig McMurray, B.S. in Home Economics, Lincoln Col- 
lege, 1908; Lecturer, Illinois Farmers' Institute, 1913-1918; Director of 
Home Economics, Oberlin College, 1918; Director, Faculty Club and Lec- 
turer on Food Conservation, Oberlin College, 1918-1920; Head of Home 
Economics Department, Maryville College, 1920 to the present. Mother of 
Claire McMurray Howard, Jean McMurray, and Ruth McMurray. 

Mrs. Mary McDermid Minton, B.A., Ripon College, 1895 ; Teacher, Ripon 
Schools, 1895-1897; Missionary Teacher, Mexico City, 1897-1909; Teacher, 
Union College, 1918-1920; Associate Professor of Spanish, Maryville Col- 
lege, 1921 to the present. Mother of Emily Minton, student 1921 to the 

Mrs. Lida Pryor Snodgrass, Matron, Mother of Virginia Estelle Snod- 
grass Proffitt, student five years, 1903-1908; graduated 1908. 

Mrs. Nita Eckles West, B.O., Grant University, 1895; Teacher of Expres- 
sion and Public Speaking, Maryville College, twenty-four years between 1895 
and the present. Mother of Bernice Ruth West, student five years, 1917- 

1922, graduated 1922; and Clyde Eckles West, student seven years between 
1909 and 1918. 

President Samuel Tyndale Wilson, B.A., Maryville College, 1878; M.A., 
Maryville College, 1885; D.D., Maryville College, 1894; LL.D., Wooster 
College, 1918; Graduate of Lane Theological Seminary in 1882, after three 
years' course, 1879-1882; Ordained to the Presbyterian ministry in August, 
1882; Missionary and Professor in Theological Seminary, Mexico City, 1882- 
1884; Professor of the English Language and Literature and of the Spanish 
Language, Maryville College, 1884-1915; Librarian, 1885-1898; Registrar, 
1891-1898; Dean, 1891-1901 ; President ,1901 to the present. Father of Ruth 
Browning Phillips, student, 1901-1909, graduated in 1909; Olive More Mur- 
ray, student between 1901 and 191 3, graduated 1913; Howard Hammington 
Wilson, student between 1902 and 1915, graduated 1915; Lois Coligny Wil- 
son, student between 1903 and 1916, graduated 1916; Bertha Mary Wilson, 
student between 1905 and 1918, graduated 1918; and Lamar Silsby Wilson, 
student between 1910 and 1921, graduated 1921. 


An article appeared in the Saturday Evening Post during the summer that 
gave some interesting statistics. Among other things, a million dollar col- 
lege campaign for endowment was mentioned. There were 1,000 contribu- 


tors with incomes of $10,000 a year or more. Only eight failed to pay their 
pledges promptly. Nine hundred and ninety-two were not only honest but 

Maryville College does not have 1,000 alumni who have an annual income 
of $10,000 or more. Some of us may wonder whether there are as many as 
ten like that. 

But one thing is sure: no school can boast an alumni more devoted to the 
principles of sterling honesty. The Association banked upon that quality 
when the Alumni Gym was built two years ago without cash actually in 
hand to pay for it. 

The new building was an absolute and immediate necessity. Pledges to 
cover the amount — and more- — were on record in the alumni office. And 
the Association, the Directors of the College, and those individuals who 
signed the notes at the bank all said that was sufficient. Those who had 
pledged would pay. Therefore, the money was borrowed and the work done. 

This is an appeal to those who have not paid their pledges to the Alumni 
and Former Students' Athletic Fund up-to-date to do so. This will clear off 
indebtedness and make it possible to go on to other greatly needed service 
in the way of improvements. 

Moreover, the men who made themselves personally liable for the obliga- 
tions of the Association by signing notes for money borrowed ought to be 
relieved. They have carried the load long enough, and have done it with 
no expectation of reward. It is not even generally known who they are. 

Let's distribute the burden by paying up our part. So we will prove, not 
only that we are honest — which does not need to be proved — but also that 
we are prompt — which likewise is a virtue. 


Some time ago a request was made that alumni provide the alumni office 
with a bibliography of their literary productions, and, in cases where it is 
possible, with copies of these productions. This information was asked 
for in connection with the effort to secure a Maryville Who's Who. There is 
just a chance that some alumni have regarded the matter as of no very great 
importance. But the matter is important and it is hoped that those who 
have not sent in this information will do so at their earliest convenience. 

Whatever books, or published literary articles, are sent in will be properly 
catalogued and placed in the college library. And a complete record of all 
that is sent in will be kept on file in the alumni office. These records and lit- 
erary productions will accumulate value and importance as the years go on, 
and in time will come to be of very great value indeed to the College and 
to persons interested in looking into the literary record of those who have 
gone out from its walls. 

This office should have some record of the graduate theses of those who 
have done post-graduate university work. If a copy cannot be furnished for 
the library, we should at least know the title of the thesis, the degree in con- 
nection with which it was a requirement, and the library where it is to be 


found. This information will be kept as a part of the record of each of the 
classes and will be a matter of interest and information. Let's create and 
maintain a complete Maryville Who's Who. 


To those who have known Maryville College during the past twenty -five 
years it is unthinkable that any student should ever be deprived of the in- 
spiration that students during these years have grown accustomed to look 
for in the face of Dr. Wilson. And yet, if such a thing is not to come to pass 
somebody must see to it that a worthy portrait of our president is made. 

Dr. Wilson personifies the ideals and traditions of Maryville and for that 
reason the Alumni Association was quick to approve the suggestion, made 
at the last annual meeting, that a committee should be appointed to receive 
funds and provide for the painting of a suitable portrait for presentation to 
the College by the Association. This suggestion came first from alumni who 
expressed a desire to make contribution to that end, and already, in spite of 
the fact that the matter has not been generally announced, some contribu- 
tions have been received for that purpose. 

Undoubtedly there are hundreds of others who will want to have a share 
in this expression of the love in which Dr. Wilson is held by all his former 
students. The following committee was appointed to have the matter in 
charge: Mrs. F. L. Proffitt, '08; Judge M. H. Gamble, '05; and Prof. H. E. 
Orr, '12. 


Second Semester 1924-1925 

There is perhaps no safer way to estimate the character of work being 
done at Maryville than to make a study of the scholastic records of the stu- 
dents. Such a study of student records, for the second semester of last year 
has been made and published by the "Highland Echo." The results should, 
we think, prove highly gratifying to the whole body of alumni and are, there- 
fore, reprinted here. 

It should be remembered by those who graduated prior to the inauguration 
of the Quality Credit System, that under this system no student can grad- 
uate from the College whose average grade for the four years is below "C" 
(75-85). The student who bare'.y passes his work with a grade of "D" (65-75) 
is finally compelled to drop out. Therefore any student who graduates at all 
is really entitled to the distinction "pro merito" which he is given, and those 
who graduate with the rank of "Cum Laude" and, especially, "Magna Cum 
Laude" have done work of a distinctly superior character. 

Out of 616 students in College during the second semester last year, 79 
did work of such character as to entitle them to a place on the honor roll with 
either "Cum Laude" or "Magna Cum Laude" standing. Of these 79 stu- 
dents, 13 graduated, four with "Magna Cum Laude" and nine with "Cum 



Laude" rank. Of the remaining sixty-six students, twenty-seven were 
Freshmen, twenty-five were Sophomores, and eleven were Juniors, while 
three were classed "Special." 

The list is given below by classes arranged in alphabetical order, excpet 
that the names of those winning the rank of "Magna Cum Laude" in each 
class are given first. 


Magna Cum Laude 

Clark, Virginia Stone 
Kinsler, Francis 

Stockton, John Robert 
Torrey, Mary Elizabeth 

Cum Laude 

Bailey, Mary Kathleen Neal, Emily Josephine 

Broady, Robert Alexander Sharp, Ethel 

Higginbotham, Mabel Ruth Sossomon, Mary Lily 

McTeer, Wilson Winters, Dorothy Brownell 
Montgomery, Elizabeth Wynn 

Johnson, Charles 
McCulloch, Lois 


Magna Cum Laude 

Porter, Evelyn 
Thomas, Mary Almeda 

Clopton, Robert 
Denny, Lucille 
Gillingham, George 
Harrison, Ruby 

Cum Laude 

Scales, Vera 
Tron, Louise 
Vanderslice, Ralph 


Magna Cum Laude 

Johnson, Julian 
Marston, Mary Ruth 

Meikle, Paul 
Vanderslice, Annie 



Cum Laude 

Alford, Jeanette 
Boyd, Mariam 
Cofer, James 
Collins, Mary Louise 
Farnham, Elizabeth 
Hoyt, Elizabeth 
Jeffries, Gordon 
Laird, Margaretta 
McGaw, Ruth 
Moore, America 
Morris, Joel 

Osterle, Lucille 
Paulsell, Otto 
Pemberton, Defore 
Philpott, Edith 
Post, Jessie 
Richeson, Samuel 
Rosa, Frank 
Taylor, Roy 
Thompson, Malcolm 
Woodall, Estelle 


Magna Cum Laude 
Clopton, Mary Creswell, Roberta 

Cum Laude 

Baird, Louise 
Byars, Turnmire 
Collie, Berta 
Cowan, Ellen 
Crow, Elizabeth 
Elmore, Marie 
Ferris, Dorothy 
Gleason, Elsie 
Griffes, Elizabeth 
Harold, Gordon 
Harrison, Annie 
Hodges, Dorothy 
Huffman, Gussie 

Jackson, Lillian 
Knight, Elizabeth 
Knight, Virginia 
March, Frances 
Marshall, Gayle 
Millsaps, Reba 
Minton, Emily 
Moore, Sarah 
Rodgers, William 
Summerville, John 
Welbon, Mary Eleanor 
Wriggins, John 


Magna Cum Laude 
Barber, Jane 

Cum Laude 

Gibbons, Evelyn 

Van Lopik, Anne