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Full text of "Maryville College Bulletin, Alumni Issue, October 1949"

MARYVILLE COLLEGE 

BULLETIN 

















17th Annual Founders Day And Homecoming 



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1949 

9:45 a.m.— Founders Day Service (In the Alumni Gymnasium). 

5:45 p.m.— Homecoming Barbecue on the Athletic field (In case of rain— in the Alumni Gym- 
nasium). Due to the food prices this year, the Executive Committee of the Al umni 
Association voted to serve the Barbecue meal at 50 cents per "plate." 

8:00 p.m.— Football game with Western Carolina (Get your special alumni ticket either at 
the Alumni Office or at the Barbecue; special reduced price, 75 cents). 



1950 COMMENCEMENT AND REUNION CLASSES 

May 13, Saturday— Alumni Day 

May 14, Sunday— Baccalaureate Day 

May 17, Wednesday— Commencement Day 

Reunion Classes: 1900 (the Fifty-Year Class) 

1910 

1920 

1925 (the Twenty-Five Year Class) 

1930 

1935 

1940 

1945 



OFFICERS OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

1949- 1950 

President Earl W. Blazer, '30 

Vice-President A. B. Waggoner, '14 

Recording Secretary Winifred Painter, '15 

Executive Secretary 

Executive Committee 

Class of 1950: Mrs. Arthur Bushing, '42; Mrs. John Carson, '17; Mr. Leslie Webb Jr., '33. 
Class of 1951:' Mr. Arnold Kramer, '40: Mr. Joe L. Marshall, '28; Mrs. Clyde Murray, '13. 
Class of 1952: Mrs. Fred DeLozier, '37; Mrs. John A. Kerr, '44; Mr. Rollo W. King, '41. 



MARYVILLE COLLEGE BULLETIN 

Published by Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee 

Ralph Waldo Lloyd, President 

VOL. XLVIII November, 1949 No. 4 

Published quarterly by Maryville College. Entered May 24, 1904, at Maryville, Tennessee, as sec- 
ond-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. 






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Dear Fellow Alumni: 

Another school year is in progress and we look forward to another year of activity and accomplishment in our 
Alumni Association. 

During the past summer our work was supplemented by the assistance of Dr. F. A. Griffitts. He visited several 
Maryville College Clubs in the interest of the Chapel Fund. Much good was accomplished and encouraging results 
were attained but we must continue to give ourselves to this cause. Follow this effort to a successful conclusion in 
your Club. 

October 29th we observe Founders Day and Homecoming. Last year we had a large group of alumni return for 
this" occasion but we want to do even better this year. We hope every Maryville College Club throughout the United 
States will be represented at Homecoming this year. Also, we hope each of you as individuals will plan to be here. 
We, here at Maryville, will do our best to make your visit an occasion of pleasure and satisfaction. 

We are continuing our efforts to organize Maryville College Clubs wherever such a unit seems advisable. A num- 
ber are now in motion and others will be soon. We want many of these throughout the country for a strong Alumni 
Association will help to make a stronger Maryville. 

We are deeply grateful for your interest, your loyalty and your devotion to Maryville College and its program. 
And we are encouraged to believe that these qualities will enable our Alma Mater to achieve whatever goal she seeks. 

Sincerely, 



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FELLOW ALUMNI: 

As I accept the privilege of talking with you a little through this page, there are four matters especially in my thoughts: 

1. Student Enrolment 

Everyone on the Hill was absorbed with registration processes for the two weeks that followed August. 30. Twice each year, before 
the appointed work of instruction and living together can begin, a great deal of lining up, signing up, and toning up must be done. 
When a college limits its size and has more applicants than can be accepted, the final selections and assignments are difficult. Well, 
that is past for this semester and students and faculty are settling down to the routines by which education is actually accomplished. 

Counting of student names and faces reveals thirteen more students than at the same time last year and one more than the all- 
time record made two years ago. We count 899, of whom 509 are men. I asked the Dean of Students if 900 would not be an easier 
number to say, and just then another arrived— but one already here went home, so the number it still 899. 

When one breaks down the enrollment figures he finds: that there are 119 more men than women (before and during World 
War II there were more women than men); that the number of women is rigidly limited by dormitory space and many were turned 
away, whereas men are permitted to overflow into town and most qualified applicants were accepted; that the number of veterans 
has decreased from 273 (64% of the men) in 1946 to 150 (30%) in 1949, but that the total number of men has increased from 
427 in 1946 to 509 in 1949; that ten years ago 158 local students enrolled and this year 197. 

We can handle 900 quite satisfactorily even though they crowd us; but actually we need more dormitory and laboratory space 
for 800, to say nothing of 900. I hope we will never take enough to put us over 1,000— for various important reasons. 

2. The New Buildings 

The new Chapel is not yet a reality but it is nearer with every alumni pledge. We have almost sixty percent of the funds in 
sight and are trusting you to put the fund over the top this fall and winter. The Women's Dormitory is a little farther awav but 
the gifts tc it are already substantial. The Fine Arts Center will be built just as soon as costs are judged to be reasonable and stable. 
So far they have seemed unreasonable. Before you read this we will have examined bids on the Fine Arts Center now being prepared 
and will know whether or not it can be started this fall. These are improvements of great importance to the College. 

3. The Directors of Maryville Colleee 

In preparing the brief sketches of three new Directors, appearing on another page, I kept saying to myself, "We have a noble and 
notable group of men and women on our Board." Permit me just to repeat that fact to you. From the founding of the College in 
1819, the number of Directors authorized has been thirty-six. There are at present twenty ministers from eleven States, thirteen lay- 
men, and three laywomen. All are active in the Church, believe in Christian education, and wish to see Maryville College trulv 
Christian in program and influence. All serve without compensation and deserve the gratitude of every Maryville graduate. 

4. The Church College in America 

The fourth matter which is especially in my thoughts these days is the place and future of colleges like Maryville. Sometime I 
may prepare for the Alumni Magazine an article on this vital theme. I have written and spoken of it in various places. Just now I 
am serving as chairman of the Committee on Public Relations for the Commission on Christian Higher Education of the Associa- 
tion of American Colleges, and we are trying to say something nationally on the theme. The increasing dominance of Government 
with varied schemes of institutional and individual subsidy, the "nationalization" of education, the pressures against definite Chris- 
tian programs imposed in the name of "tolerance," and the apathy of Protestant church people— all help to create a crucial problem. 
Maryville is on solid foundations and I am full of hope for the future, but I am sure also that the necessity and independence of 
the Christian college must be set forth with increased effectiveness. 

Sincerely, 



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PLANS COMPLETED FOR FINE ARTS CENTER 

Schweikher and Elting, Architects, Chicago, in August com- 
pleted drawings and specifications for the new Fine Arts Center 
and these have been approved by the College. They represent 
two years of study and work. President Lloyd, Miss Katharine 
Davies, Chairman of the Fine Arts Division, and the archirrcts 
have visited various leading music schools (including Jnilliard, 
Eastman, and others). 

About September first, sets of completed plans were submitted 
to a number of contractors for estimates. The deadline for the 
submission of bids was set at 3:00 p.m., September 30. Although 
this Bulletin is dated October, it must be written in September 
and therefore ahead of the submission of the bids. 

Building costs are some better but still are high. If the bids 
are within reasonable limits, a contract may be let and con- 
struction started. On the other hand, if the bids are beyond prac- 
ticable iimits, it will be necessary to ask for further estimates 
or revise tiie plans or postpone construction. Hence, until a^ter 
October 1 the actual building program cannot be known. 

In a future issue of this Magazine, some description or floor 
plan of the Fine Arts Center will be given. 




View of Baldwin Hall bom site of the Fine Arts Center 



DEATH OF JUSTICE WILEY B. RUTLEDGE 

The death of Wiley B. Rutledge, Justice of the United States 
Supreme Court, on September 10 in York, Maine, was of national 
concern. It was of special concern to all Maryville College people 
for Wiley Rudedge was one of the College's most distinguished 
alumni. 

He was a student in the Maryville College Preparatory De- 
partment for two years and in the College Department for three 
years between 1908 and 1913. He completed his junior year at 
Maryville but took his senior year and bachelor's degree at the 
University of Wisconsin. After teaching for several years in 
high schools of Indiana, New Mexico, and Colorado, he took 
his law degree at the University of Colorado. His going to the 
West was partly for health reasons. After practicing law two 



years in Boulder, Colorado, he became a member of the law 
faculty of the University of Colorado in 1924, and for the next 
fifteen years taught law there, at Washington University in St. 
Louis, and at the University of Iowa. Af the two latter institu- 
tions he was Dean of the Law Schools. President Roosevelt ap- 
pointed him in 1939 to the United States Court of Appeals for 
the Distnct of Columbia and in 1943 to the United States Su- 
preme Court. 

In October, 1945 he gave the Founders Day address at Mary- 
ville College and the College conferred upon him the honorary 
degree of Doctor of Laws. 

In 1917 he was married to Annabel Person, who had been a 
member of the Maryville College faculty from 1911 to 1914. 
They have two daughters and one son. 



Dr. Rutledge with four classmates, Mayme Maxey Bisanar, A.B. Waggoner, Erraa Hall Crawford, and E. R. 
Homecoming. 



Hunter, at the 1945 





NEW FACULTY 

David R. Stone, Instructor in 
Latin and Spanish. He is a na- 
tive of Kentucky but a graduate 
of the University of Tennessee. 
He has had more than twenty 
years of high school language 
teaching experience in Muncie, 
Indiana; Chattanooga, Tennes- 
see, and Covington, Kentucky, 
served as an employee counselor with 
the Wright Aero-Nautical Cor- 
poration. 

Lillian H. Wonder, Head of 
Baldwin Hall. She received her 
higher education at Ohio Wes- 
leyan University and Mc- 
Cormick Theological Seminary. 
Her husband was Rev. Dr. Har- 
old F. Wonder, who died three 
years ago while pastor of West- 
minster Presbyterian Church, 



Lincoln, Nebraska. 




Barbara Leigh Eggleston, As- 
sistant in the Library and in 
Baldwin Hall. Miss Eggleston 
received the B.A. degree from 
Maryville College last May. 

Florence E. Harter, Instructor 
in Home Economics (part-time). 
Mrs. Harter, whose husband is 
Assistant Professor of Music at 
Maryville College, received the 
B.S. degree in Home Econom- 
ics at the University of Nebraska and taught three years at 
Plainview High School in Nebraska. 

Edith DeLaney Largen, In- 
structor in Physical Education. 
Mrs. Largen graduated from 
Maryville College in *948, and 
during the past year has been at 
the University o f Michigan 
where her husband, William O. 
Largen, '48, completed work for 
his Master's degree in Physical 
Education. When a student at 
Maryville she was an assistant 
in Physical Education. 

Herman David Middlcton, 
Instructor in Drama and Speech. 
Mr. Middleton is a native of 
Florida and attended Rollins 
College there one year, but did 
most of his preparation at Co- 
lumbia University where he re- 
ceived both the Bachelor's and 
Master's degrees in Drama and 
Speech. He is a veteran with 
three years' service in the Navy. 

Mildred Whitlow Hughes, Instructor in Drama and Speech 
(part-time). Mrs. Hughes received the B.A. degree from Murray 
State Teachers College, Kentucky, and in 1946-1947 served as 





Instructor in Drama at Maryville College, where her husband is 
Instructor in Music. 

Lucile Gillespie Stepp, Instructor in Home Economics. Mrs. 
Stepp graduated at Maryville College in 1939 with a major in 
Home Economics. Since then she has been doing practical home 
economics at her home in Alcoa (she has three children) and 
has taught three years in the public schools. 

PROGRESS IN WOMEN'S DORMITORY CAMPAIGN 

The fund for a new women's dormitory has reached S73.614 
in gifts and pledges, of which all but $i,163 has been paid in. 
Miss Clemmie J. Henry is leading in the raising of this fund. 

Of the total so far reached, $45,118 has come from individuals 
or organizations of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
The first $25,000 was half of a legacy left to the College bv 
Miss Augusta J. Boone, of Meriden, Connecticut. She became 
interested in and acquainted with the College through the 
D.A.R., on whose list of officially Approved Schools Marwille 
has a place. The Tennessee State Society, D.A.R., this past 
summer contributed $7,125 to the fund. 

Various other friends of the College have given the other 
$28,496. The campaign is to be continued until there is enough 
to erect a building to house between seventy-five and one 
hundred girls, now estimated to cost $250,000 or more. This is 
one of the College's vital needs. 




John C. Crawford. Jr., '27, served as General Chairman of th» 
Blount County Campaign Committee for the Maryville Colloge 
Chapel Fund. In August, Mr. Crawford was re-elected Mayor of 
Maryville. 

THE CHAPEL FUND 

On August 31, money and pledges in hand for use in building 
the Samuel TyncLile Wilson Cluipel had reached a total of 
$221,299.93. That is well on the way toward the goal of $400,- 
000, but there is still a steep road ahead. The College is depend- 
ing on alumni to furnish the $180,000 still needed. As rapidlv 
as possible all will be given specific opportunity to give. 



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MARYVILLE COLLEGE CLUBS 



FACULTY NEWS 



Two new clubs have been formed since last spring. At a meet- 
ing of the Atlantic Highlanders in Philadelphia on June 4, it was 
voted to disband the Atlantic Highlanders and to organize a 
Philadelphia area club. The Metropolitan Club and the National 
Capital Club, also in the Atlantic Highlanders area, had already 
been orginized. The following officers of the new Philadelphia 
Club were elected: Chairman, Norman H. Beamer, '37; Vice 
Chairman, John B. Taggart, '30; and Secretary-Treasurer, Wil- 
liam M. Whiteley, ex '37. 

In the spring the Central Pennsylvania Club was organized and 
the following officers were elected: Chairman, William S. Fahne- 
stock, ex '38; Vice Chairman, Samuel W. Blizzard, Jr., '36; 
Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs. Harold B. (Lenore Wise) Shearer, '44. 

The National Capital Club elected the following new offi- 
cers: Chairman, J. Edward Kidder, '16; Vice Chairman, Benja- 
min A. Lynt, '44; Secretary-Treasurer, Mary J. Carroll, '31. 

The new officers of the Ohio Valley Maryville College Club 
are: Chairman, Robert C. Borcer, '36; First Vice Chairman, 
George F. Deebel, '35; Second Vice Chairman, Herbert W. Hunt, 
'36; Secretary-Treasurer, Ruth Meineke, '44; Program Commit- 
tee: Philip Vogel, '30, Chairman, Mrs. William (Zenobia Ber- 
nardini) DuBois, '46, Charles Edgemon, '19, and Maryanna Ilasz, 
'26. 

RETIREMENT OF MISS HALLOCK 
AND MISS HARWOOD 

Mary Matthews Hallock, Head of Baldwin Hall for the past 
thirteen years, retired from active service at commencement time. 
Miss Hallock was in college work for thirty-eight years, serving 
at five institutions. For twenty-five years before coming to Mary- 
ville she was a Dean of Women and most of the time a teacher 
of English or Education also— at Texas Presbyterian College, 
State Teachers College (Wayne, Nebraska), Conservatorv of 
Music in Cincinnati, and Shenandoah College, Virginia. She 
holds the B.A. degree from the University of Kansas and the 
M.A. degree from Columbia University. At Maryville College 
Miss Hallock won the esteem of faculty and students alike by 
her ability, fairness, unselfishness, and good judgment, and 
rendered a valuable service. 

Iola Gauss Harwood, Assistant to the Head of Baldwin Hall 
for the past twelve years, retired from her position at Maryville 
College at commencement time. She has been a life-long friend 
of Miss Hallock and it was upon Miss Hallock s recommendation 
that she came to Maryville in 1937. Miss Harwood was a teacher 
in Texas Presbyterian College with Miss Hallock and later taught 
in Silliman College, Louisiana, Mary Baldwin College, Virginia, 
and Shenandoah College, Virginia. She holds the B.A. degree 
from the University of Kansas and the M.A. degree from Co- 
lumbia University. Miss Harwood's good spirit, conscientiousness, 
and loyalty made her years at Maryville serviceable ones. 

DR. ORR'S BOOK 

During the past year Dr. H. E. Orr has expanded and pub- 
lished in book form his lectures on "The Words of Jesus and 
Problems of Religious Thinking." The new book has 159 pages 
and contains a revision and a summary of his course of the same 
title which has meant so much to so many Maryville College 
students during the past twenty-five years. Copies may be or- 
dered fiom the Maryville College Book Store at $1.75 each, 
postpaid. 



As usuai, the faculty Were widely scattered during the summer 
months and did many interesting things. 

Two members visited Europe. Miss Charlotte Johnson, Instruct- 
or in Art, made an intensive visit to art centers in England, 
France, Switzerland, and Italy. Mrs. Rollin Marquis (Carmen 
Park, '19) Director of the Student Center and Instructor in 
Bible, spent the summer in England, Scotland, France, and It?ly 
with her son, who is a student at Oxford University, England. 

Many of the faculty did further study at summer schools: Miss 
Davies, Miss Home, and Miss Vawter were at Eastman School 
of Music; Mr. Johnson and Mr. Reber were at the University 
of Indiana, Mjss Robertson and Mrs. Pieper at the University of 
Tennessee; Mr. Hughes at Northwestern; Miss Nelson at the 
University of Michigan; Mi. Bushing at the State University 
of Iowa; Mr. Ainsworth at the University of Chicago; Mirs Mei- 
selwitz attended a Nutrition Workshop at Michigan State Col- 
lege, and Mr. Davis attended coaching schools at Georgia Tech 
and U. T 

Several faculty members taught in summer schools: Dr. Briggs 
and Dr. Williams at Appalachian State Teachers College, North 
Carolina; Dr. Case at Huntingdon College, Alabama; Dr. Barker 
at Furnian University, South Carolina; Professor Howell at 
Union College, Kentucky. Mrs. Kramer covered the country 
from south to north, first teaching in a Methodist Laboratory 
School for Christian Workers in West Palm Beach, Florida, and 
then touring New England. 

Miss Archibald is now Mrs. Conrad Eaddy. They were mar- 
ried August 24. 

A son, David LeRoy, Jr., was born to Mr. and Mrs. Engel- 
hardt on June 23. 

Miss Jessie Johnson is back at the College after being away 
during the second semester last year on Sabbatical Leave. She 
studied in her field of American literature at Columbia Univer- 
sity. Mr. Pieper's leave of absence has been extended for another 
year that he might continue his graduate study. He was at 
the University of Tennessee last year and is to be at the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina this year. 

"A Manual for First Year Theory" by Miss Home, Associate 
Professor of Music, was published this summer. It is a textbook 
based on material formerly hectographed for her theory classes 
and is available at the Book Store. 



ENROLL NOW FOR 1950 

Alumni are advised to see that their sons and daughters and 
other young people in whom they have interest file applications 
now, if they are planning to enter Maryville College in the fall 
of 1950. 

The number of applications each year has become so large 
that the dormitories have been filled months ahead of time. The 
College's officers have regretted keenly the fact that many a- 
lumni sons and daughters and others whom they have directed 
toward Maryville have applied too late to be accepted. 

The order of acceptance is determined by the order of com- 
pletion of the application credentials and not the date of the 
preliminary application. For this reason it is advisable to start 
the application procedure early in the fall of the year previous 
to the anticipated time of enrolment. Otherwise, a delay in re- 
turn of even one credential might mean the delay of completion 
of the application, and so acceptance, until after the quota had 
been filled. 



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ALUMNI CHAPEL CAMPAIGN 

The iast issue of this Alumni Magazine, received by alumni in 
early summer, described in some detail the plans to present the 
Chapel Fund appeal to Maryville alumni everywhere. Most of 
the campaign is to be carried forward this fall and winter, but 
a substantial beginning was made during the summer. 

Area campaigns were initiated in Washington, D.C., on June 
14, in Philadelphia on June 17, in Pittsburgh on June 20, in 
Chattanooga on July 11, in Cincinnati on July 22, in Atlanta 
on July 28, and in Birmingham on July 29. 

This schedule seemed wise even though many people were 
away in the summer season and it was realized that none of the 
area campaigns could be completed until fall. Several report 
meetings have been held already and about one fourth of 
the pledge cards distributed have been returned to the committees. 
The other three fourths are expected in the early fall. It is 
encouraging that 120 of the 135 cards so far returned carry 
pledges or gifts to the Chapel Fund. 

Either President Lloyd or Professor F. A. Griffitts, '25, has 
been at most of the planning and report meetings, and Mr. L. A 
Black, Director of Maintenance, visited each of the southern 
cities to make the preliminary plans. Dr. Griffitts gave most of 
his time during the summer to this work. 

Other centers where there are sufficient concentrations of 
alumni are initiating similar programs. In these centers alumni 
committees will place pledge cards in the hands of all fellow 
alumni. Those who do not live in such centers will receive di- 
rect from the College pledge cards for their use. 

The goal: the largest possible gift for the Chapel from every 
Maryville College man and woman. 

RETIREMENT OF MISS BASSETT 

Miss Almira C. Bassett, '09, 
Assistant Professor of Latin, who 
has been a member of the Mary- 
ville College faculty since 1926, 
during the summer announced 
her retirement from active teach- 
ing because of frail health. 

Her request to be allowed to 
retire was made only after she 
found she did not have sufficient 
strength t o continue. I t was 
granted by the College with deep regret. Miss Bassett has been 
an able and beloved teacher. 

She graduated from Maryville College with highest honors in 
her class in 1909. In 1921 she received the Master of Arts degree 
in Latin from the University of Michigan. In various years she 
studied at Michigan and other universities, including the Uni- 
versity of Chicago and the University of Tennessee. In 1928 
she studied and traveled in Italy, Greece, France, and other 
European countries. 

After graduation from Maryville College she was a hieh 
school teacher for thirteen years, of which eight were at Water- 
loo, Iowa, and the last three at Birmingham, Michigan. She was 
called by her Alma Mater in 1926. 

Miss Almira will continue to make her home just off the 
campus with her sister, Miss Emma Bassett, and her brother. Dr. 
Harry J. Bassett, '04, who was Professor of Latin at Maryville 
College from 1905 to 1920 and recently retired from the faculty 
of Southwestern, Memphis. 






John H. Murrian, President of the W. I. Savage Company. 
Knoxville. served as General Chairman of the Knoxville Cam- 
paign Committee for the Chapel Fund. 

THE 1950 FEBRUARY MEETINGS 

The 74th series of February 
Meetings will be held February 
1-9. 1950. The preacher will be 
the Rev. William M. Elliott, 
Ph.D., D.D., Pastor of the High- 
land Park Presbyterian Church, 
Dallas, Texas. 

Dr. Elliott, who is a leading 
Minister of the Presbyterian 
Church in the United States 
(Southern), was the February 
Meetings leader in 1943. At that time he was Pastor of the 
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. He is a graduate 
of Park College and Louisville Presbyterian Seminary and holds 
the Ph.D. degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. 

STUDENT HONORS 

Dan Winter, a senior music major, last spring won the first 
prize, a $1,000 scholarship, in a contest in Memphis sponsored 
by the Memphis and Mid-South Piano Scholarship Association 
for the region covering Tennessee. Mississippi, and Arkansas. The 
$1,000 may be used for piano study in any school approved by 
the Association. Dan has studied under Miss Katharine Davies, 
chairman ol the Division of Fine Arts, since he entered college 
in 1946. 

Margaret Rock, who graduated last May. was awarded a 51.500 
Danforth Foundation Fellowship for 1949-1950. She is being 
sent to the University of Massachusetts. Amherst, to work there 
for the year in connection with religious and student activities. 
The Foundation gives only fifteen such fellowships each vear. 

McCormick Seminary has notified the College that three of 
the eight winners in the scholarship competition examination 
are Maryville graduates— Katherine Carpenter, Hedwig Nabholz, 
and Marjorie Prall. 



130TH COMMENCEMENT 

The 1949 Commencement was more like prewar Commence- 
ments than any held for six or seven years. Parents and alumni 
can travel treely again and the graduating classes are getting 
back to theii accustomed size and balance. 

For the third time the services on Baccalaureate Sunday and 
the Exercises on Commencement Day were in the Alumni Gvm- 
nasium. But it has been gratifying to see how well the Gym 
adapts itself to Commencement events. A big temporary platform, 
chairs on the floor, the bleachers, and good acoustics combine to 
make a very good place even though it be a little rustic in its 
details. 

The annual Senior Breakfast given by President and Mrs. 
Lloyd at the President's House was on Saturday, May 7. The 
Senior Chapel Service, with first appearance of caps and gowns, 
was on Saturday, May 14. 

The Commencement Play, "Wuthering Heights," wh'ch is 
no longer given by the senior class but by dramatic groups, was 
presented twice in the Maryville High School auditorium— on 
Saturday night, May 14, and Monday night, May 16. All the 
major plnys since the Chapel fire in March, 1947, have been 
given at Maryville High School whose officials have been very 
generous indeed. After careful consideration the Faculty has 
decided to have these plays this year in Alumni Gymnnrium 
with such improvised stage as may be possible. 

Presidtnt Lloyd's Baccalaureate sermon theme was "Finally—" 
(2 Cor. 13:11). The Senior Music Hour on Baccalaureate Sun- 
day afternoon was held in New Providence Church in order to 
have an organ available. The preacher at the Commencement 
Vespers was M. le pasteur Marcel Pradervand of Geneva, Swit- 
zerland. 

On Monday, May 16, the annual distribution of prizes was 
made at the chapel hour in the morning, a tennis match vvas won 
from Tusculum College in the afternoon, and the second ren- 
dition ol "Wuthering Heights" came at night. 

Tuesday, Alumni Day, began with a special musical program 
at the chapel hour. In the afternoon President and Mrs. Llovd 
gave their annual reception for alumni, seniors, parents of stu- 
dents, faculty, and other guests. In the evening the Annual Alum- 
ni Dinner was attended by 325 persons. Earl W. Blazer, '30, Pres- 
ident of the Alumni Association, presided. The various reunion 
classes were recognized and Samuel D. McMurray, of Bristol, 
Virginia, responded for the Fifty- Year Class, 1899, and Paul 
Armstrong, of Detroit, Michigan, for the Twenty-Five- Year 
Class, 1924. Because of the continuation of the Alumni Chapel 
Fund Campaign the nominating committee moved the re-election 
of the 1948-1949 officers and the Association unanimously 
adopted the motion. Thus Mr. Blazer, Mr. A. B. Waggoner, '14 
and Miss Winifred Painter, T5, continue as President, Vice 
President and Recording Secretary respectively. Ruby Lane 
DeLozier, '37, Helen Anderson Kerr, '44, and Rollo Wells King, 
'41, were elected to the Executive Committee to serve for three 
years. 

After the Dinner, a band concert was given in "the dell" below 
the college hospital. This was a successful resumption of a prewar 
feature of Commencement Week. 

Throughout the week there were many alumni and parents 
visiting the College. There was quite a pilgrimage into the Great 
Smoky Mountains by parents, seniors, and a few other students 
who could find time between exams. An especially successful 
25th reunion was held by the Class of 1924. Thirty-one members, 
about fifty percent of the Class, were present. Paul Armstrong 




was elected president for the next five years, succeeding Mal- 
colm Miles. 

Commencement Day itself (May 18) found a large proportion 
of underclassmen already on the way home, as usual. The weather 
was good as it had been on Baccalaureate Sunday. At the Direct- 
ors' meeting, held at 8:30 a.m., formal action was taken con- 
ferring degrees, appointing faculty and staff for the ensuing 
year, adopting a budget, approving campaign and building plans, 
and some other items. 

At the Graduation Exercises 
the address was given bv the 
Rev. Edward Fay Campbe'l, 
D.D., Philadelphia, head of the 
Division of Higher Education 
of the Presbyterian Board of 
Christian Education. The B.A. 
degree was conferred on 72 
seniors (43 women and 29 men) 
and the B.S. degree (now avail- 
able to all science majors) on 
38 (20 women and 18 men), a total of 110. In addition to these 
there were 11 who finished their work in December, 1948 and 
12 more who expected to finish in some summer school, bringing 
the total of graduates in the Class of 1949 to 133. 

A Fifty-Year Certificate was awarded to the one member of 
the Class of 1899 who could be present— Samuel Duffield Mc- 
Murray of Bristol, Va. Mention was made of the other two living 
members of the class— Ethel Meek Kennedy McKenna of Mount 
Vernon in the State of Washington, and Mary Gaines Carnahan 
Hill of Malvern, Pennsylvania. Certificates were mailed to them 
later. There were originally ten members of the Class of 189°, 
of whom but these three are now living. 

The following three honorarv 
degrees were conferred: 

Doctor of Letters upon Lois 
Coligny Wilson, '16, Nabatiyeh, 
Lebanon, foreign missionary, 
daughter of the late President 
^JKy^^^ Samuel Tyndale Wilson. 

(■BH^^WhI Doctor ol Divinity upon Rev- 

Edward William Lodwick, '09, 
^ pastor of the Presbyterian 

*# C Church, Seville, Ohio; Mod- 

fc - erator and Stated Clerk of the 

'*^g ^^ Synod of Ohio; father of four 

^^mi ^tr. I graduates of Maryville College. 

vH S ; ..-j Doctor of Divinity upon Rev. 

~ ~ " Marcel Pradervand, Geneva, 

j&^ Switzerland, Executive Secretary 

% of the Alliance of Reformed 

Churches Throughout the 
World Holding the Presbvterian 
System (which is sometimes and 
more conveniently called the 
World Presbyterian Alliance). 
With the Recessional by Faculty, Graduating Class, Directors, 
Choir, and Daisy Chain, the 130th academic year was over. Tl>« 
fiscal year had thirteen more days to run and those left behirid 
as the crowds melted away would be busy with records, buildings, 
and finances. For the College's business must be handled without 
any intermission in order to provide the program foi young: 
people which culminates each year in Commencement. 



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Here And There 



Prep. 1893 
Mrs. H. H. Chumlea (Doris White) visited the campus Au- 
gust 12. She now lives in Bellingham, Washington. 

1889 
A letter from Rev. Alexander Cooper reminds us that 1941 is 
the 60th anniversary of his graduation from Maryville College. 
Mr. Cooper sends his alumni dues regularly— would that -ill 
Alumni did the same. 

1911 
Mark May, Director of the Institute of Human Relations, 
Yale University, was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor 
of Laws by Syracuse University at the 1949 Commencement. 
Dr. May taught at Syracuse from 1919 to 1924. 

1914 
John Albert Hyden, who is Professor of Mathematics at 
Vanderbilt University, has also been serving in the capacity of 
Acting Chairman of the Department for some time. 

1922 
Charles R. McClure is going in September to Jonesboro, 
Arkansas, where he will be chairman of the department of 
English at Arkansas State College. 

1923 
Herrick Ransom Arnold and his wife (Irma Schwab, '21) 
were on the campus one day this summer. They are living in 
Wilmington, Delaware, where Mr. Arnold is a chemist in the 
Dupont plant. 

Prep. 1924 
Mrs. D. E. Okes (Bertha Rutherford) visited on campus 
July 29. She is now living at 2207 Washington Street East, 
Charleston, West Virginia. 

1925 
Garnet R. Leader is instructor in Art at Phillips High School 
in Birmingham, Alabama. She has had several public exhibits 
of her paintings. 

Stuart McConnell Rohre is now pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church in Rusk, Texas. 

1926 
Raymond Anderson, who is Professor of Music at Birmingham- 
Southern College, served as Music Director for the Municipal 
Opera Association, which presented several light operas during 
the summer in the stadium of Birmingham-Southern. 

Robert Clopton is Associate Professor of Education at the 
University of Hawaii; he is also a member of the Advisory 
Committee on Education for Guam and Truk territory of the 
Pacific Islands. 

R. A. N. Wilson, Jr., has accepted the pastorate of Faith 
Presbyterian Church, Detroit. 



1927 

Dr. Julian Johnson, who is Professor of Surgery at tie Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, gained widespread recognition and 
honor by the performance of an operation which was broadcast 
by television in technicolor. This was the first such attempt 
ever made with this equipment. Mrs. Johnson (Mjary Chris 
Benn, '29) was a guest on the campus in August. 

Charles F. Webb is Assistant Professor of English at the 
University of Tennessee. In addition to his teaching duties he 
is also English Coordinator and spends part of his time traveling 
over the State in connection with the program for improvement 
of the teaching of English in the high schools. 

1928 
Leland S. McDonald has been appointed to the faculty of 
Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia, as Associate Pro- 
fessor of Education and Director of Practice Teaching. 

Wendell W. Cruze, who is on the faculty of Wilson Teachers 
College in Washington, D. C, taught psychology at the Uni- 
versity of Southern California during the summer quarter. Dr. 
Cruze is the author of two textbooks on psychology. 

Bland Morrow, who has been employed by the Social Security 
Administration at Atlanta, Georgia, has been appointed a Senior 
Public Assistant Consultant in the Tennessee Department of 
Public Welfare at Nashville, Tennessee. 

1929 
Edward A. Driscoll is the Secretary' of the Southern Regional 
Y.M.C.A., with offices in Atlanta, Georgia. He visited the 
College in September, at which time he spoke at a chapel 
service and also met informally with the officers of the Y.M.C.A. 
and Y.W.C.A. 

Dr. and Mrs. J. Hayes Williams entertained the Maryville 
Club of Birmingham at their home on September 10. About 
twenty-five former Maryvillians from the Birmingham area 
were present. 

1930 
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Adderhold (Dorothy Holland, ex '30) 
have adopted a baby, to whom they have given the name 
Charles Franklin. 

1931 
Mary Jo Carroll is working at the United States Government 
Printing Office in Washington. Her work has to do with 
drawing up specifications for the printing of various govern- 
ment publications. 

Mrs. J. P. Murry (Muriel Hall, ex '31), with her husband 
and five year old daughter, visited in Maryville this past 
summer. They were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Storey, '31. 
The Murrys live in Miami, Florida. 

Frances Stroup, ex '31, is Director of the Richard Hardy School 
in Richard City, Tennessee. 

1932 
A very interesting brochure came from the Presidio Hill 
Nursery School, San Francisco, of which Eleanor Henry Topa- 
lian is principal. It is a school free from discrimination of sex, 
color, or creed. Mrs. Topalian is also a member of the Executive 
Board of the San Francisco Mental Health Society and of the 
Family Relations Council of Northern California. 

1933 

Nathalia Wright received her Ph.D. in American Studies at 

Yale University on June 21. She and her mother traveled in 

Europe this summer and in September Nathalia begins her 

work as Assistant Professor of English at the University of 



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Tennessee. In July, Duke University Press published a book by 
Miss Wright— "Melville's Use of the Bible." 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe A. Peery (Ernestine McCulley, '37) are 
living in Victoria, Texas, where Joe is District Engineer for 
Barnsdall Oil Company. 

Robert P. McReynolds is employed by the Aluminum Com- 
pany of America with offices in the Gulf Building, Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania. 

John Kenneth Tope, of Detroit, was elected chairman of the 
Young Republican National Federation at their convention in 
Salt Lake City in June. 

Charles Muir is now pastor of St. James Presbyterian Church 
in Bellingham, Washington. 

1934 
After an intensive two-year course in Industrial Administration, 
Major Arnold H. Burgin, ex-'34, graduated August 12 from the 
USAF Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, 
Dayton, Ohio. 

1935 
Phyllis Dexter is a teaching assistant in the English depart- 
ment at the University of Tennessee. She received her Master's 
degree there this past summer and is doing further graduate study. 

1936 

Robert C. Borcer is in Cincinnati where he is employed by 
the Pan American Bronze Company. Bob was recently elected 
chairman of the Ohio Valley Maryville Club. 

Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Gamble have adopted a son, Robert 
Houston, who was five months old when he came to live with 
them in August. 

Wilbur Loessberg is principal of the elementary school and 
coach of the Lytle Public Schools, Lytle, Texas. 

1937 

Norman Beamer, who is president of the Philadelphia Mary- 
ville College Club, is employed by the United States Geological 
Survey. Norman reports that when applying for the position he 
was pleasantly surprised to find that his examiner was also a 
Maryville graduate, Mrs. W. C. Going (Mary Sue Carson, '29), 
who works for the Civil Service Commission in Washington, 
D. C. 

George S. McCleave is pastor of the Immanuel Methodist 
Church at Penns Grove, New Jersey. 

Charles M. Marstiller is head of the chemical laboratory at 
the New Kensington plant of the Aluminum Company of 
America. 

1938 

George W. Brown received his Ph.D. degree from the Univer- 
sity of Chicago in 1948 and is now principal of the Gary, 
Indiana, city school system. He and his wife (Lucille Roberts, 
'37) have three children. 

Bill Fahnestock, ex-'38, Mrs. Fahnestock (Eleanor M. Rus- 
sell, ex-'39) and their two children visited on the campus August 
4. They live in Lewistown, Pa. 

William Irwin is an announcer on radio station WFMD, 
Frederick, Maryland. 

Charles T. Theal is now pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Steelton, Pennsylvania. 

1939 
Ernest C. Enslin received the Th. M. degree from Princeton 
Seminary on June 7. 

Ed Goddard was elected to the Everett High School music 




Instructions from Line Coach Davis during a hard-fought game. 
1949 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 

September 17 — Hiwassee College At Maryville 

September 24 — Carson-Newman College (1) At Knoxville 

October ] — Middle Tennessee State College At Murfreesboro 

October 8 — Centre College At Danville, Ky. 

October 15 — East Tennessee State College At Maryville 

October 22 — Emory & Henry College At Emory, Virginia 

October 29 — Western Carolina Teachers College At Maryville 

(Homecoming) 
November 5 — Austin Peay State College At Clarksville, Tenn. 

November 12 — Carson-Newman College (2) At Maryville 

November 19 — Ala. State Teachers College At Jacksonville 



faculty for 1949-1950. 

Harold Edward Burns received his degree in Dentistry from 
the University of Tennessee on June 13. 

In a letter written June 13 Bruce Moigan said that he, his 
wife, and daughter were in Hongkong. They have been work- 
ing in Tsingtao in north China and hoped to get back there 
soon. 

1940 

Rev. and Mrs. Robert L. Lucero (Ruth Raulston, '40) and 
their family visited in Maryville this summer. Bob received the 
M. A. degree in church social work at the Presbyterian College 
of Christian Education, Chicago, on May 19. He has been ap- 
pointed pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd and Head 
Resident of the Azusa House of Neighborly Service, in Azusa, 
California. 

Word has been received in the Alumni Office of the death of 
Flenry I. Baker, husband of Ruth Abercrombie Baker, on Septem- 
ber 11, 1949. 

1941 

Warren G. Corbett, who teaches at the Stuart Robinson 
School at Blackey, Kentucky, has been conducting a one-man 
campaign throughout southeast Kentucky in the interest of 



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the fund for the rebuilding of the chapel. 

Vemon Lloyd is in the legal department of Montgomery Ward 
Company. At the present time he is in the Chicago office. 

Scott Honaker and his wife (Martha Walker Honaker, '45) 
spent the summer in New York, where Scott did graduate study 
at New York University. He is working toward a doctorate in 
physical education. 

Roland W. Tapp and his wife (Helen Pratt, '42) are living 
in Orangeburg, New York. They returned from South America 
last December because of Roland's health. He is doing some 
graduate study at Columbia University and Union Seminary 
while recuperating. 

Mrs. Stanley Musgrave (Katherine Ogilvie) visited the Col- 
lege in August. Her husband is studying Animal Husbandry at 
Cornell University. 

Boydson H. Baird and Mrs. Baird visited old friends on the 
campus July 28. Boydson is coach at Davidson College, David- 
son, North Carolina. 

Members of the Church Street Methodist Church, Knoxville, 
are conducting a campaign to raise money to buy a jeep for 
Rev. Arthur T. Peterson, who is stationed in Vitoria, a seacoast 
town of Brazil. 

1942 

William B. Rich, for the past three years teacher of mathema- 
tics and bookkeeping at Maryville High School, has been elected 
principal of Walland High School. 

Ben A. Cunningham, ex-'42, has been elected Superintendent 
of Schools at Rogersville, Tennessee. Mrs. Cunningham was 
Margaret Proffitt, '44. 

Mrs. Charles Hoglan (Ruth Elizabeth Duggan) received her 
Master of Music degree from Eastman School of Music, Roches- 
ter, New York, this summer. 

Mr. and Mrs. David Kidder (Mary Orr, '41) are now at 
Salisbury, Maryland, where Dave is Minister of Music and 
D.R.E. at the Asbury Methodist Church. 

Charles S. McCammon heads a staff of eight doctors and 
thirty-one nurses at Fort Defiance, Arizona, where Indians from 
the 25,000-square-mile Navajo reservation come to the govern- 

The annual watermelon party given for new men at the opening 
of college by the YMCA. The YM and YW are very active in 
meeting and welcoming new students at the opening of the 
year and in helping them through the first few days. 




ment hospital for medical aid. 

David M. Hall is serving as resident physician in Jefferson 
Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Melvin J. Johnson is the resident physician in surgery at the 
Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

James Arthur Rowan is pastor-missionary in the Presbytery of 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Henry Wick, Jr., after graduation from the University of 
Pennsylvania Law School, has accepted a position in the legal 
department of the Pennsylvania Railroad. 

1943 

Kenneth L. Cooper is in his senior year at Temple University 
School of Medicine. 

Mary Cowan is Head of the Department of Home Economics 
at Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tennessee. 

Marjorie E. Gugger is nearing the completion of her course 
in medicine at Women's Medical College in Philadelphia. 

Virgil LeQuire is at Vanderbilt University where he has a 
fellowship to do graduate study in neuro-physiology. He is also 
instructing in anatomy. 

Lois O. King has been appointed by the American Board of 
Foreign Missions of the Congregational-Christian Church as a 
teacher and general Christian worker in Portuguese West 
Africa. She expected to leave about September 9 for a year's 
language study in Portugal. Lois holds the M.R.E. degree from 
the Bible Seminary in New York and has taken special work at 
Cornell University. Last year she worked at the Glen Eden Com- 
munity Center, Williba, Kentucky. 

Ted Pratt wrote that he and his wife were to spend a month 
in Europe this summer on a trip made possible by Youth Argosy, 
a non-profit organization which specializes in economical travel 
for students, teachers, and young people. He reported that as 
director of publicity at Carroll College he "covered" the meetings 
of the Synod of Wisconsin on the Carroll campus in June. 
Attending the meeting were Rev. James G. Saint, Jr., '36, of 
Sheboygan, who was elected youth adviser for the Westminster 
Fellowship of the Synod, and Rev. Mark Andrews, '39, of La- 
Crosse. Mr. Saint is quite an accomplished photographer, Ted 
writes, and is specializing in children's pictures (he has six 
daughters!) 

Robert W. Schwarzwalder is teacher of Related Arts at Vo- 
cational-Technical High School in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

Frederick R. Smith and his wife (Mary Elizabeth Day, ex '46) 
and their two young daughters moved to Richmond, Virginia 
in June where Fred has a job as control and research chemist 
with a pharmaceutical manufacturer. He received his Master's 
degree in Chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute on 
June 13. 

Lloyd M. Taylor has been awarded a three year fellowship 
to do special work in surgery at the Mayo Hospital in Rochester, 
Minnesota. He will begin his work there in January. At the 
present time he is physician for the Tennessee Coal and Iron 
Railroad Company in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Arthur J. Yunker and his wife (Carol™ Harper, ex '45) 
were visitors on the campus in September. Arthur is pastor of 
Grace Presbyterian Church in Horsham. Pennsylvania. 

1944 

Shirley Montgomery is with the Territorial Department of 
Health in Seldovia, Alaska. 

Mrs. W. R. Hodges (Constance M. Rossell. ex-'44"^ and her 
husband have been appointed to the mission field in South 




Seniors in Home Economics give a tea at the Home Management 
House. 

India by the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society and 
expect to sail sometime this fall. Constance received the B.R.E. 
degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. 
The Hodges have two children, Christopher Bruce, born in 
November, 1946, and Judith Powers, born in December, 1948. 

Richard Neil Proffitt, ex-'44, is in Paris, France, for a year's 
study in interior decorating. 

Miss E. Ruth McClure is serving a residency in Obstetrics at 
Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Billye Ruth Braly received her Master's degree in Religious 
Education at McCormick Seminary and has accepted a position 
as Director of Religious Education at the Westminster Presby- 
terian Church in Dayton, Ohio. 

John Cameron Taylor has accepted the position as Assistant 
Minister of the Presbyterian Church in Morristown, New Jer- 
sey. He and his wife (Aldyn Graham, ex '47) are living at 57 
Park Place, Morristown. John plans to study for a Master's 
degree at Princeton Seminary, starting September, 1949. 

1945 

Jeanne Bellerjeau was graduated from Princeton Seminary in 
May and was appointed by the Foreign Mission Board of the 
Presbyterian Church to serve in Siam. 

John Edward Gates, who received his B.D. degree from the 
Yale Divinity School, has been appointed by the Foreign Mission 
Board to serve in the Syria— Lebanon Mission. 

1946 

Olinde Ahrens received the Ph.D. degree from the University 
of Nebraska in June and will teach philosophy at Ohio Uni- 
versity this fall. 

Rev. Thomas Edward Henderson is now pastor of the Mount 
Carmel Presbyterian Church, Rose Hill, Virginia. 

Mrs. Wm. DuBois (Zenobia Bernardini) is working as a 
secretary in the office of the Dean of the School of Education 
in Jacksonville, Florida, where Dave is a physician at the 
United States Naval Hospital. 

1947 

Ruth Broadhead has been accepted as a secretary by the Ameri- 
can Red Cross for service in the Far East. At last report she 
was in Tokyo. 

Robert Hunter is teaching science and assisting with the 



band and orchestra in the high school in Daytona Beach, Florida. 
Harvey Overton has had his seminary training interrupted by 
illness. He is suffering from a rather rare form of anemia, and 
is in the Veterans Administration Hospital (Lawson General), 
Chamblee, Georgia. 

Frank Kramer is with the Fairchild Engine and Airplane 
Corporation. At the present he is in the Knoxville office, but 
expects to be transferred to Oak Ridge soon. 

1948 
at the University of Cincinnati. 

Juanita Hinson is a secretary in an insurance firm in Wash- 
ington, D.C. 

Grace Rogers, ex '46, is employed in the textiles division of 
the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. 

David Seel, ex '46, and his wife (Mary Batchelor) are 

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pemberton (Lisette Gessert, '45) are 
going to Milledgeville, Georgia, where he will teach in Georgia 
Military College. 

Doris Cook has joined the staff at New Providence Presby- 
terian Church, Maryville, as Director of Religious Education. 
She has come to the Church direct from the Laboratory School 
in Religious Education at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. 

Mary Gene Lawson is now Dietitian at Blount Memorial 
Hospital, Maryville. 

William O Largen received his M. S. in physical education 
at the University of Michigan this year and is now teaching and 
coaching at Porter High School. (See New Faculty for news 
of Mrs. Largen.) 

Betty Hall is teaching music in the fourth, fifth and sixth 
grades in a school in Knoxville. 

Rebecca Maddux is a graduate assistant in the Home Eco- 
nomics Department at the University of Tennessee. 

Robert Franklin Smith was the winner of the Ruth Stephens 
Prize in International Relations at the University of Tennessee 
last spring. 

Mildred Orr has entered McCormick Seminary, Chicago. She 
is to do her first year's field work at Normal Park Presbyterian 
Church. 

Marion Henderson is instructor in Physical Education at 
Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, Virginia. 

Mildred Jones, ex '48, is a student nurse at Jefferson Hospital 
in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Ex-1950 

Tom Eckert is employed in Miller Bros. Department Store 
in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 



HAVE YOU MOVED? 

Are you changing your name, address, occupation? If 
so, won't you please send the record, or any other news 
concerning yourself or family, to the Alumni Office so 
we can put it in the next issue of the Magazine— and so 
thai you will receive the next issue. After each mailing 
about one hundred magazines are returned to the Office 
because of out-of-date addresses (for which, incidentallv, 
we have to pay postage). 



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THE CLASS OF 1949 REPORTS 

Margarette Andrew.s— Teaching English in Friendsville High 
School, Friendsville, Tennessee. 

Barbara J. Bertholf— Working in the office of George E. Sweazy, 
Division of Evangelism, Presbyterian Board of National Mis- 
sions, New York City, New York. 

Robert Bird— Working on Master's degree at University of 
Tennessee. 

Katherine Boyer— Work in Union Theological Seminary Library. 
Attending General Assembly's Training School for Lay 
Workers. 

Carol™ Bowman— Entering Kennedy General Hospital for 
dietetic internship, Memphis, Tennessee. 

Raymond I. Brahams, Jr.— Working toward Master's degree at 
University of Colorado, , Boulder, Colorado. 

John McTeer Briggs— Working toward Master's degree in Fi- 
nance, at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North 
Carolina. 

Margaret Winston Brooks— Entering nurses' training at Presby- 
terian Hospital, fall class. 

Sam C. Broyles— Working on Master's degree at University of 
Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee. 

G. David Campbell— Attending Pittsburgh— Xenia Seminary, 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Elizabeth Carver— Teaching First Grade in Jefferson School, Erie, 
Pennsylvania. 

Katherine A. Carpenter— Accepting a Scholarship at McCormick 
Theological Seminary to study for M. A. in Christian Educa- 
tion. Was D.R.E. at Irving Park Presbyterian Church this sum- 
mer and will continue there as student assistant. 

Anne Childress— Dietitian Intern at Albany Hospital, Albany, 
New York. 

Allie A. Clayton— Graduate study at Western Theological 
Seminary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Georgia Lynette Cordle— Employed as a laboratory technician 
at Merck & Co. Mfg. Chemists, at their Elkton, Virginia plant. 

Loretta Crawford— Teaching first grade at Beaumont School in 
Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Ruthellen Crews— Teaching at Cradock High School, Portsmouth, 
Virginia. 

Ronald Easter— With McMinn County Health department at 
Athens, Tennessee— has tentative plans for medical school. 

William J. Elzey— Student at Candler School of Theology, 
Emory University, Georgia. 

Betty Jane Emory— Teaching first grade at James Hurst School 
in Norfolk County, Virginia. 

Theron T. Etheredge— Working towards Master's degree in 
Education Administration at Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 
Auburn, Alabama. 

Dorothea Helen Friedrich— Office and relief work at Haines 
House, Haines, Alaska. 

James B. Frost— Has completed a summer with a Day Camp for 
Boys in Princeton, New Jersey. 

Helen Elizabeth Gentry— Working as Director of Religious Edu- 
cation in Larger Parish of Yancey County, Burnsville, North 
Carolina. 

Arthur R. Haaf— Student at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, 
Louisville, Kentucky. 

Virginia L. Hand— Third grade teacher at Springbrook School, 
Alcoa, Tennessee. 

Bobbie Bums Heidel (see marriages)— Teaching home economics 
at Broadus High School, Broadus, Montana. 

Margaret P. Hennemuth— Teaching mathematics at Murray 
County High School, Chatsworth, Georgia. 




The soloists of the 1948 production of "The Messiah" are pic- 
tured above in front of the fireplace in the Student Center. The 
1949 presentation will be given on Sunday afternoon. December 
11, at three o'clock, in the Alumni Gymnasium. It will be the 
seventeenth annual performance. 

Harold W. Henry— Attending Graduate school at University of 
Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. 

Naomi E. Hoffman— Instructor at International Correspondence 
School, Scranton, Pennsylvania. 

Ross Honaker— Working on Master's degree in physical education 
at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Jack Howard— Teaching mathematics at Castle Heights Military 
Academy, Lebanon, Tennessee. 

Charles Huffman is teaching in the American School System, 
Inc. His work will be in two high schools and Emory and 
Henry College. 

William Harold Hunter— Graduate study at the University of 
Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Juanita Jeane Johnson— Community worker in Gogebis Parish, 
(Presbyterian) Hurley, Wisconsin. 

Carolyn Kaye— Nurses' training at Western Reserve University. 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

John L. Keely— Has been training at Presbyterian Hospital in 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for Hospital Administration. 

Argyle King— Entering Duke University School of Nursing. 
Durham, North Carolina. 

Anna Katherine Knapp— Working with the Presbyterian Board 
of Foreign Missions and doing further study at Loyola Uni- 
versity with hopes of medical school in 1950. 

Donald Kribbs— Working on B.D. degree at the School of Re- 
ligion, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. 

Carl M. Lazenby— Student at Columbia Theological Seminary, 
Decatur, Georgia. 

Lois Jane Lehr— Graduate work in Religious Education at Mc- 
Cormick Seminary, Chicago, Illinois. 

Ellis Ray Lillard— Attended University of Tennessee during 
summer, working on Master's degree in physical education- 
will be teaching and coaching at Walland High School this 
coming year. 

Janice Lindsay— Director of Young Adults, Y.W.C.A., Meadville, 
Pennsylvania. 

Arthur B. Lucas— Teacher of mathematics and Assistant Coach at 



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Lanier High School, Blount County, Tennessee. 

Vera E. Lusk-Director of Religious Education at Fifth Avenue 
Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Elizabeth Alice McChesney-Beginning work on Master's degree 
as graduate assistant in botany, at University of North Caro- 
lina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

Jane B. Martenis— Teaching second grade in Havre de Grace, 
Maryland, schools. 

Kenneth C. Marshall-Teaching at Sweetwater High School 
(Science department) Sweetwater, Tennessee. 

Earl R. Martin— Attending Seminary at Fort Worth, Texas. 

Eleanor Miller— Uncertain 

John H. Morrison— Graduate work in bacteriology and pathology 
at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Betty Jane Moser— Teaching in Vonore Grammar School, Vonore, 
Tennessee. 

Ilda Marie Mosby— Y-Teen Program Director at Y.W.C.A., 
Charleston, West Virginia. 

Hedwig Mary Nabholz— Student . at Presbyterian College of 
Christian Education, Chicago, Illinois. 

James A. Newman— Coach and teacher at Alcoa High School, 
Alcoa, Tennessee. 

Maurine Lones Owen— Graduate School, University of Tennes- 
see, Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Edwin Pancoast— With State Department in Washington, D.C. 

Chester Phillips— Plans indefinite. 

Marjorie Prall— Student at McCormick Theological Seminary, 
Chicago, Illinois. 

William F. Proffitt— Farming with father and brother. 

Ruth Adelene Ramsey— Teaching elementary music in Lincoln 
Park Elementary School, Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Frederick S. Richardett, Jr.— Student at Princeton Theological 
Seminary. 

Marian Pope Rettke (see marriages)— Graduate School, Univer- 
sity of Tennessee, department of Drama and Speech, Gradu- 
ate Assistant. 

Charles Nelson Robinson— Graduate work in chemistry at 
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Geneva Joan Robinson— Graduate study in The School of Lib- 
rary Science, Pratt Institute, New York. 

Alan Rock— Graduate work at University of Tennessee. 

Margaret Rock— Danforth Fellow at the University of Mass- 
achusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts. 

Marguerite Priest Rosensteel— With the State Library in West- 
erville, Ohio. 

Arline Whiting Ross (see marriages)— Living in Troy, New 
York, where her husband is pastor of the Third Presbyterian 
Church. 

Raymond Saunders— Studying at McCormick Theological Semi- 
nary. 
Grace Gugger Schieber (see marriages)— Teaching at Lees-Mc- 

Rae College, Banner Elk, North Carolina. 
Carolyn E. Scruggs— Teaching home economics at Bison High. 

School, Bison, Kansas. 
Ada Shay— Teaching third grade in the Norfolk County Schools, 

Norfolk, Virginia. 
John Arthur Spears— Working for the Ozarka Water Company 
which operates a summer resort at Lake Lucerne, Eureka 
Springs, Arkansas. 
Richard H. Sprague— Graduate assistant at Ohio State Uni- 
versity where he is working for a Master's degree. 
Anna L. Stevens— Sailed on September 7 for Kodaikanal, South 
India, where she will teach English in a mission school. Her 
appointment is for five years. 



Virginia Gress Stovall (see marriages)— Doing secretarial work 
at Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee, while her hus- 
band studies for his Master's degree. 

Donald F. Taylor— Attending Princeton Theological Seminary. 

James Windrim Torrey— Graduate student at the Wharton 
School, University of Pennsylvania. 

R. Delmas Watson— Attending Union Theological Seminary in 
New York City. 

Margaret Weaver— Plans to take graduate work in library 
science. 

Bernard Elwood Welch— Graduate work in bacteriology at the 
University of Tennessee. 

Robert Max Willocks— Attending the Golden Gate Baptist 
Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California. 

Betty Jean Yeaworth— Teaching in Wilmington, Delaware. 

Katharine Theda, ex '49, received the A.B. degree from Columbia 
University in June. She did her major work in creative writ- 
ing. During the summer she traveled in Europe under the 
auspices of the National Student Association. 

Lieut. Eugene Norton, ex '49, is now stationed in Japan. 



NEW COLLEGE DIRECTORS 

Three new Directors of Mary- 
ville College were elected in 
June, as follows: 

Mrs. Paul Moser, New York 
City, who was the first Presi- 
dent of the National Council of 
Women's Organizations of the 
Presbyterian Church in the U. 
S. A., serving for the four years 
prior to 1946. She is in wide 
demand in America and abroad 

as a speaker. Her husband is Executive Secretary of the National 

Council of Presbyterian Men. 

Albert D. Huddleston, Mary- 
ville, Tennessee, Regional Man- 
ager of Public Relations for the 
Aluminum Company of Amer- 
ica. Mr. Huddleston grew up in 
Maryville where his father was 
a well-known dentist. He at- 
tended Maryville College and 
began service with the Alumi- 
num Company early in the de- 
velopment of its Tennessee op- 
erations. He is prominent in the civic life of the community and 
the State and some years ago was appointed a Colonel on the 

Governor's staff. 

Albert M. Brinkley, Jr.. Marv- 
ville, Tennessee. Mr. Brinkley is 
President of the Bank of Mary- 
ville. He came from Memphis 
a number of years ago to serve 
as Vice President of the Bank 
and succeeded to the presidency 
upon the death of Mr. John 
Badgett. Mr. Brinkley is a leader 
in various phases of community 
life and in banking circles throughout Tennessee. 






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Born To 



Mr. and Mrs. John Burr Bassel, '24 (Juanita Law, '34) their 
second child, a daughter, Dorothy Law, August 19, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Sam F. Broughton, ex '31, a son, "Sammy", 

June, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin C. Hamlin, Jr. (Mary Etta Sharp, '35) 

their second child, a son, Franklin Sharp, January 15, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Clark, '36, their third child, a 

daughter. May 27, 1949. 
Dr. and Mrs. O'Neal Gray, '36, their second daughter, Kath- 
leen, May 15, 1949. 
Rev. and Mrs. Robert E. Lodwick, '36, their fourth child, a 

daughter, Irene Agnes, June 7, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Bailey (Elizabeth Sommers, '37), their 

fourth child, a daughter, Katherine Anita, June 8, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Delozier (Ruby Violet Lane, '37), their first 

child, a daughter, Sara Elaine, September 8, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Scudder Lewis (Elizabeth Carlisle, '37), 

their second child, a son, Ralph Carlisle, August 20, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward Galbreath (Martha S. Watson, 

'38), their first child, a daughter, Carol Jean, July 6, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Plog, Jr. (Phyllis Gessert, '38), their third 

child, a son, Stephen Edward, June 24, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Brakebill, ex '39, fDorothy Elizabeth Smith, 

'40) their second child, a son, David Albert, May 21, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Van Cise, '39 (Lucy Virginia Todd, '39) 

their third child, a daughter, Sally Warriner, December 23, 

1948. 
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon A. Clark, ex '40, their third child, a daugh- 
ter, Carolyn Arms, May 17, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Jarrell, '40, their second child, a son, Neil 

Alvah, June 13, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Kramer, '40 (Sara Lee Heliums, '40), 

their second child, a daughter, Sara Lynne, August 29, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene E. McCurry, '41. (Margaret Bailey, '42), a 

daughter, Patricia Sue, July 23, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Allen Cunningham, ex '42, (Margaret Prof- 
fit, '42), their first child, a daughter, Nancy Carolyn, August 

30, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gehrmann, Jr. (Phyllis Johns, '42), a 

son, Paul Ridgeley, August 23, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin L. Guthmann (Roberta Hope, '42), a 

son, Daniel Frederick, August 25, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Hooker, '42 (Ila Goad, '41), a son, May, 

1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Ketchum, ex '42 (Olga Welsh, '43), their 

second child, a daughter, Margaret Louise, June 3, 1949. 
Rev. and Mrs. Francis Seely, '42 (Ruth Louise West, '40), of 

Siam, twin daughters, Joan Elizabeth and Joyce Emily, 

December 2, 1948. 
Dr. and Mrs. L. K. Bishop (Marianne Coleman, ex '43), their 

second child, a daughter, June 3, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. William Key Furgerson (Helen George, '43), 
their second child, a son, Richard Luttrell, May 11, 1949. 



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Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Smith, '43 (Elizabeth Day, ex '46) 

their second daughter, Beverley Jean, October 26, 1948. 
Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd M. Taylor, '43, their second child, a 

daughter, Mary Elizabeth, September 16, 1949. 
Rev. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Wegner (Muriel Geisler, '44), 

second child, a daughter, Joy Corrine, September 14, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Gail F. Hein (Winifred Sommers, '45) their 

second child, a daughter, Nancy Rhea, March 16, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Smith (Peggy Caldwell, '45), a 

daughter, April, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Keen (Mary Ann Wilkes, ex '46), a 

daughter, Lorra Ann, February 3, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. William Harry Lyle, ex '46, their first child, a 

son, David Kenton, September 17, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver K. Spears, ex '46, their second child, a 

son, June 28, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. William Grosh, '47 (Frances Harris Grosh '44), 

a daughter, Elaine Virginia, September 1, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Huffman, '47 (Ada Yadon, '47), a 

daughter, Deborah Anne, March 23, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Pepper, '47 (Geraldine Hogan, '43) 

their second child, a son, David Charles, August 24, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Renegar, '47, their fourth child, a son, 

Stephen, June 12, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Benemelis (Geraldine Wimberly, ex '48), a 

son, Gordon Charles, June 7, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fleck (Peggy Milliken, ex '48) a daughter, 

Linda Margaret, January 1, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kidder, ex '48, (Katherine Sisk, '46), 

their first child, a daughter, Karen Lucille, August 7, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Scott McClure, '48 (Margaret Messer 

McClure, '45) their first child, a son, Scott Helm, August 

6, 1949. 
Mr. and Mrs. James Newman, '49, a son, James Harry, August 

24, 1949. 
Mi. and Mrs. Charles P. Barnes (Sara Vawter, ex '50) their 

first child, a son, Charles Prescott, Jr., June 13, 1949. 

A familiar aampus scene 




MARRIAGES 

Dr. William T. Bartlett, '01, to Margaret Patterson, June 15, 1949. 
Dr. Roy A. McCall, '23, to Grace Runyan, June 1, 1949. 
Lillian Fa ye Kerr, ex '36, to J. Hoyle Beals, August 13, 1949. 
James Luther Burns, '37, to Nell Hitch Wheeler, July 17, 1949. 
Ethel Lillian Cassel, '37, to Rev. James Lawrence Driskill, May 

28, 1949. 
Othor Monroe Teague, Jr., '37, to Sarah Suzanne Norman, 

August 13, 1949. 
Mae Burns, '40, to Earl Kolbe, June 4, 1949. 
Mable Rebecca Ennis, '40, to Gilbert B. Duckett, December 

6, 1949. 
Michael Ritzman, '40, to Genevieve Viiginia Russell, August 

26, 1948. 
Lola Ball, '42, to Norman Blome, December 18, 1948. 
Ruth Duggan, '42, to Charles Bagnell Hoglan, Jr., '48, May 

30, 1949. 
Elizabeth Dorothy Pascoe, '42, to Charles Hollis Kelley, May 

28, 1949. 
Rev. James Francis Garvin, '43, to Martha Carolyn Smith, 

August 26, 1949. 
Ann Frances Ramey, ex '43, to John Wells Wachter, June 

II, 1949. 
William Phillip Clear, ex '44, to Polly Elizabeth Bond, June 4, 

1949. 
Margaret Adele Gessert, '44, to Paul Johnson. 
Marion Agnes Stout, '44, to Rev. Stanton R. Wilson, July 

26, 1949. 
Marie Baxter, ex '46, to Frank White : Jr., July 2, 1949. 
June Gowanlock, '46, to Gordon H. Arnold, June 4, 1949. 
Sophia Marinell Ross, '46, to Andrew Bell Waggoner, Jr., July 9, 

1949. 
Audria Stinger, '46, to John R. Warren, July 9, 1949. 
Mildred Waring, '46, to Edward Conrad, June 25, 1949. 
Jay Bishop, '47, to Lois Miller, ex '50, May 24, 1949. 
Jean Frances Magill, '47, to Ralph Paul Van Der Kamp, August 

4, 1949. 



Betty Montgomery, ex '47, to Charles F. Wildman, July 29, 
1949. 

Jayne Shouse, '47, to LeGrand Smith, II, June 20, 1949. 

Rella Marie Anderson, '48, to Gilbert Myef Carp, May 31, 1949. 

Mary Jo Buford, '48, to Walter Tober, June 23, 1949. 

Edna Ruth Carter, ex '48, to John C. Fouche, Jr., June 2, 1949. 

Constance Hawkins, '48, to John Richard Moore, '47, August 

12, 1949. 
Merle Henderson, '48, to James Richard McCracken, August 27, 

1949. 
Una Minerva Jordan, '48, to Frank Gilbert Ladner, '50, May 27, 

1949. 
Anna Sakaizawa, '48, to Hinoshi Harry Hasegawa, July 15, 1949. 
Katherine Smith, ex '48 to Henry C. Prater, August 27, 1949. 
Dorothy Lillian Bussell, ex '48, to Carl Vernon Earley, June, 

1949. 
Jean Cobb, '48 to Alan Rock, '49, September 3, 1949. 
Bobbie Frances Burris, '49, to Donald Albert Heidel, Jr., July 

23, 1949. 
Grace Gugger, '49, to Lawrence Schieber, '48, June 11, 1949. 
Eunice Virginia Gress, '49, to Thomas Fisher Stovall, June 8, 

1949. 
Harold Wilkinson Henry, '49, to Zurma Dale Mounce, August 

27, 1949. 
Mary Louise Laurell, ex '49, to Colvin Lee Hammock, ex '50, 

June 8, 1949. 
Marian Pope, '49, to Gordon Rettke, ex '49, August 21, 1949. 
James Windrim Torrey, '49, to Marilyn Hartpence, '48, Septem- 
ber 10, 1949. 
Bernard Elwood Welch, '49, to Grace Hildebrand, '49, June 

11, 1949. 
Arline Licari Whiting, '49, to John Robinson Ross, '46, June 11, 

1949. 
Anna Frank DeLozier, ex '49, to Samuel Ivan Hammer, April 

30, 1949. 
Raymond O. Smith, Jr., ex '50, to Mary Evelyn Brown, June 

23, 1949. 



Student Workers at the College Post Office and Book Store 




DEATHS 

Dr. James R. Burchfield, '93, died August 3, 1949, in Flor- 
ence, Colorado, where he had been pastor of the First Presby- 
terian Church for the past thirty-two years. He had been in 
the ministry for fifty-two years. In 1929 Maryville College 
conferred upon him the D.D. degree. 

Jonathan H. (Daunt) Newman, '96, died September 12, 
1949 at the age of eighty. Mr. Newman had been" in the in- 
surance business in Johnson City, Tennessee, for many years. 
He is survived by his wife, the former Nell McReynolds, who 
also attended Maryville, two daughters, Mrs. Rudolph Quillen 
(Fidelia Newman, ex '26) and Mrs. Marshall Yonan (Eliza- 
beth Newman, '28); also by four sisters and two brothers, 
among whom are Mrs. David Clemens (Emma Newman, '85), 
Mrs. John Stoffell (Edith Newman, '00) and Dr. John Grant 
Newman, '88. 

Hazel Sheddan, Prep. 1905-06, died in June of 1949 in De- 
land, Florida. She was a sister of Mrs. Commodore Fisher 
(Franke Sheddan, '17). 

Jidia Lynn Anderson, '22, died October 17, 1948, at her home 
in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Miss Anderson had been a teacher 
in the Hamilton County schools for many years. She was a rela- 
tive of Dr. Isaac Anderson, founder of the College. 

Elizabeth Pearl Bowman, '30, died May 13, 1949 at Fort 
Sanders Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Mrs. Robert Cassady (Lucy Almetta [Mitzt] Watkins, ex '38) 
died August 17, 1949. She is survived by her husband and in- 
fant son; also by her parents, two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. 
Arthur Young (Nelle Watkins, '28), Mrs. Ben Hall (Arta 
Watkins, '29), Dr. Roscoe Watkins, '23, and Douglas Watkins, 
ex '25. 

At the College Pool 





Four of the campus leaders: Bill Chalker. of Birmingham, Ala- 
bama, President of the YMCA; Dot Holverson, of Monticello, In- 
diana, President of the YWCA; Ginni Schwartz, of Glenside, 
Pennsylvania, President of Women's Student Government Associ- 
ation; and Bill Nish, of Temple City, California, President of the 
Student Council. 




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